Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Babysitter accused of drinking to point of seizure

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Clearwater

Sitter accused of drinking to point of seizure

A 26-year-old Clearwater woman was charged with two felony counts of child neglect after police said she imbibed so much alcohol and drugs that she had a seizure while she was supposed to be watching two children. The incident took place around 4 p.m. March 29 in Largo, according to a police report. The babysitter, Tonya Gayheart, was taken to a hospital after the seizure. Police did not disclose her relationship to the children or identify the two children, ages 3 and 12. Child protection investigators took custody of them. Gayheart, of 1309 Melonwood Ave., was arrested Tuesday night and was in the Pinellas County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Seminar focuses on entrepreneurs

As part of National Library Week, April 8 to 14, the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., will host a two-part seminar, "Boot Camp 4 Emerging Entrepreneurs," led by St. Petersburg College associate business professor Amy Sauers. The classes will be April 9 at 5 p.m., "Generating a Fab Idea"; and April 16 at 5 p.m., "Promoting Your Product." Sauers specializes in relationship marketing and socio-emotional developmental stages in business relationships. She was a winner in the 2009 StarTec Idea Camp Contest for her startup, VivaVidi. Registration for the seminars is required. Call (727) 562-4970.

Countywide

Radio talk to air fair housing info

Today's There's No Place Like Home radio show will focus on fair housing. It features Paul Valenti, director, and Mark Esparza, housing manager with Pinellas County's Office of Human Rights, who will talk about a Fair Housing Seminar that will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Pinellas Realtor Organization, 4590 Ulmerton Road, near Largo. There's No Place Like Home, which features different issues each month, is sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County. It airs the first Thursday of each month from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. on WRXB-AM 1590. It can be watched on Pinellas County Connection Television, YouTube or pinellascounty.org.

Correction

A story Wednesday about Sen. Mike Fasano running for the Florida House incorrectly said there are only two examples in the modern era of the Legislature of an ex-senator who made a similar jump to the lower chamber. There is a third example: Matt Meadows, D-Fort Lauderdale, served in the Senate from 1992 until 1998. He won a House seat in 2000 and served four terms there.

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