Girl, 9, reports man exposed, fondled himself
Pasco Sheriff's detectives are searching for a suspect wanted for exposing and fondling himself in front of a 9-year-old girl who was walking to school last month. The man did not try to touch or grab the victim. The incident occurred on March 11 as the fourth-grader was walking to Fox Hollow Elementary School. The man, who is believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was riding a bike. As depicted in this composite sketch from the Pasco Sheriff's Office, he is described as a white male, bald, with a line of whiskers going from his sideburns along the jaw to his chin. He was wearing a brown, long-sleeved shirt and baggy blue jeans and riding a blue, mountain-style bicycle. The victim looked at pictures of the sexual offenders who live in the vicinity of the school and did not identify any of them as the suspect. Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Robert Grady, toll-free at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 7110.
Corcoran to run for state House seat
Richard Corcoran, a Republican who had a short stint advising former House Speaker Marco Rubio, confirmed Tuesday he is going to run for state Rep. Tom Anderson's seat. The Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission member and contracted attorney for Pasco Sheriff Bob White said he's going to push for lower taxes and lower insurance rates. Anderson, R-Dunedin, cannot run in 2010 because of term limits for the post representing Pinellas and Pasco counties. The seat has drawn other interest, including the candidacy of Pasco School Board member Kathryn Starkey, a Republican. Corcoran, 44, of Trinity made his announcement after another potential opening closed. Pasco School Board member Cathi Martin reversed her planned resignation recently, rendering moot Corcoran's application for her job.
Share your stories of acts of kindness
Last week, we told you the story of Theresa FairLady, who gave a stranger $800 so the woman's puppy could get emergency vet treatment. (You can still read it at links.tampabay.com) Every day, people like FairLady are making a difference in our communities: getting groceries for a sick neighbor; giving a bonus or day off to workers at a small business; visiting an elderly person who lives alone. We would like to share with readers the many ways that people, randomly, selflessly, take the time and effort to help others. Do you have a story about someone who goes beyond the call of duty? E-mail your tale to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include your name and phone number.