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Briefs: Ducklings emerge from Palm Harbor drain

Rescuers got 10 ducklings that fell through a grid to waddle from a Palm Harbor drain on Thursday.

Humane Society of Pinellas

Rescuers got 10 ducklings that fell through a grid to waddle from a Palm Harbor drain on Thursday.

PALM HARBOR

10 Little lost ducklings bob From drain

It was a close call for 10 little ducklings Thursday. About 11:35 a.m., the Humane Society of Pinellas received a call about a bundle of ducklings lost down a drain pipe. An employee from Whitney Bank in Palm Harbor saw the ducks fall through the grid. The mother duck was obviously distraught. The Humane Society dispatched an animal control officer, who spotted the flustered hatchlings in the drain pipe. After an hour of patient encouragement, one found its way out, followed by another, and another, and another, and so on. Now the ducklings will go into wildlife rehabilitation until they can survive on their own.

CLEARWATER

Beach parking

to open up

Better late than never: Just as spring break comes to a close, Clearwater Beach will open a main thoroughfare and add more beach parking. With work on the heavily touted BeachWalk promenade wrapping up, construction crews will open the new S Gulfview Boulevard for traffic by the end of next week, more than six months ahead of schedule. In addition, the city is leasing 94 temporary parking spaces on the site of the old Adams Mark Hotel. Those spots should be available by April 19.

COUNTYWIDE

Workshop gives tips on mentoring

Want to be a mentor or improve your mentoring skills? Learn facts and tips about mentoring children's programs at a workshop for mentors, aspiring mentors and anyone interested in mentoring at 2 p.m. April 27 at Barnes & Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N. Call (727) 479-1800, ext. 3038.

Pinellas deaths

Allen, George C.

Bassford, Don

Baur, Marion Emily

Benson, Anne

Caylor, Roger S.

Edwards, Jennifer F.

Genlot, Ruth

Greco, Joseph Craig

Grycrek, Joseph

Klinger, Rachel

Leavery, Henrietta

Mansey, Madeline C.

McAdow, Raymond S.

Meehan, Dennis J.

Moore, Vivan Estes

Rhodes, Robert E.

Swan, Nathaniel J. Jr.

Tregillus, William C. Sr.

Valentine, Anna K.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Briefs: Ducklings emerge from Palm Harbor drain 04/10/08 [Last modified: Thursday, April 10, 2008 8:34pm]
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