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Briefs: Robber sought in holdup of video store


Pinellas County sheriff's detectives are investigating a Monday morning robbery at a Dunedin video store. The robbery occurred just before 9 a.m. at the Hollywood Video at 1477 Main St. According to detectives, the store had not yet opened when the robber convinced a lone employee to open the front door. Detectives say the robber forced his way into the business and demanded cash before locking the employee in a bathroom. He then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported. The robber is described as a black male 23 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 and 170 to 190 pounds. He has short curly hair and was last seen wearing a black button down shirt, gray slacks and a silver rectangular belt buckle.

Families, learn about diabetes

"Diabetes in the Family" will be the topic of a program presented by Scott Scolnick at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The free program is sponsored by the local diabetes association and is open to the public. For information, call the center at (727) 812-4538.


Fundamentals of boating offered

"America's Boating Course," a two-lesson program on the fundamentals of boating, will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key. The program is taught by the Clearwater flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. A $30 fee covers the cost of materials. For information, call (727) 469-8895.


Check out scanner before primary

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office wants voters to be familiar with the new optical scan equipment that will be used countywide for the first time in the Aug. 26 primary. The office has scheduled the following demonstrations in the coming weeks. You can also register to vote, update your address, name or party and request mail ballots at the sites. Call (727) 464-6108 or visit

June 29: St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

June 29: Transfiguration Catholic Church, 4000 43rd St. N, St. Petersburg, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 4: Belleair Bluffs July Fourth Celebration, Belleair Bluffs City Hall, 2747 Sunset Blvd., Belleair Bluffs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pinellas deaths

Antolino, Kathryn

Foundas, Themestocles Constantine "Tom"

Hughey, David B.

Johnson, Carol I.

Malinski, Jean C.

Marcucci, John J.

McCormick, William H.

Musselwhite, Thomas Richard

Nelson, Ethel "Jeanne"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Briefs: Robber sought in holdup of video store 06/23/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:22am]
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