Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

A reminder to protect cars against burglars


Beware of car burglaries, police warn

Police are warning people to be careful not to fall victim to car burglars this summer. The frequency of these crimes goes up every summer and during the holiday season, according to police spokeswoman Elizabeth Daly-Watts. In July, police reported 121 vehicle burglaries in Clearwater, up from about 75 per month during April, May and June. Many of the vehicles were left unlocked, Daly-Watts said, while others had their windows smashed. The loot includes GPS systems, iPod and other MP3 players, cameras, wallets and purses. Daly-Watts said the majority of the burglaries occurred at night or early in the morning in residential areas. The burglaries, she said, are an issue citywide.

Picnic to highlight city's diversity

A multicultural back-to-school picnic with free school supplies, hot dogs, entertainment and children's activities for residents of the East Gateway neighborhood is planned for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Glen Oaks Park, 1345 Court St., Clearwater. The event is sponsored by the city and is focused on celebrating the diversity of the neighborhood and bringing new and longtime residents together to get acquainted and learn about ways to get involved in the neighborhood's revitalization process. For information, call (727) 562-4047 or visit


Volunteer in kayak and canoe cleanup

Volunteers are needed for a canoe and kayak cleanup Aug. 9 of trash and debris from the Largo Paddling Trail that flows from Highland Avenue to Lake Seminole. The event will start with a check-in, briefing and breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Largo Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE. It is sponsored by the Green Armada, River Quest and the city of Largo. Those interested in volunteering should register at Those who don't have their own kayak or canoe can reserve a seat by calling Joe Gonzalez toll-free at 1-800-496-9161 and pressing 1 for Tampa Bay and then 3 for volunteer and event activities.

Give to U.S. troops in Middle East

American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St. in Clearwater, is taking donations of snacks, food and toiletries for troops in the Middle East. Other locations to take donations are in Madeira Beach: the Army Recruiting Office, 11223 78th Ave. N; VFW Post 9272, 10997 Gulf Blvd.; and Extra Space Storage, 4319 Duhme Road. Money donations are also needed to cover shipping. Money orders or checks can be made out to Postmaster and mailed to P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at (727) 432-1057.

Pinellas deaths

Blasik, Mildred R.

Clark, John R.

Marchand, Sam R.

Mitru, Zoltan

Neumann, Ann Contaras

Rambuski, Lynn D.

Strauss, Louise "Lou"

Williams, Esther "Edie"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

A reminder to protect cars against burglars 07/30/08 [Last modified: Friday, August 1, 2008 1:19pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. After offseason of work hard, play hard, DeSean Jackson ready to produce for Bucs


    TAMPA — There's no telling what DeSean Jackson will do once he gets a football in his hands. Perhaps that's why a camera crew followed his every move Wednesday while the Bucs' new $30 million receiver stood on a step of the hot tub that empties into a spacious, azure pool at his new, sprawling five-bedroom home in …

    DeSean Jackson jokes around with girlfriend Kayla Phillips at their Tampa home as a crew from HBO’s Hard Knocks documents their day.
  2. Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.

    President Donald Trump embraces Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the East Room of the White House during an announcement Wednesday that Foxconn is going to build a plant in Wisconsin.
  3. Playoff chase heats up for Rays with key series at Yankees up first (w/ video)

    The Heater


    It was important that Evan Longoria crushed a two-run homer in the sixth inning Wednesday and Steven Souza Jr. blasted a solo shot off the farthest catwalk an inning later.

    Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and Tim Beckham (1) celebrate the double play to end the top of the sixth inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Conservatives come to Sessions' defense amid Trump attacks


    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in doubt.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  5. Jones: Alex Cobb proves again why he's Rays' stopper, no matter how long he's here (w/ video)

    The Heater


    If a team hopes to hang around the pennant race, it better have an ace. A stopper. A pitcher it can count on every fifth day to stop the bleeding, keep a winning streak going or flat-out win a game that a team flat-out needs to win.

    Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb (53) throwing the first inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]