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Clearwater digest: Police who died in line of duty are remembered

CLEARWATER

Police who died in line of duty are remembered

The 27th annual Clearwater police officer memorial service is scheduled today at 10 a.m. at Bright House Networks Field at the northwest corner of U.S. 19 and Drew Street. The memorial will honor the four officers who have died in the line of duty in the department's history. The service is open to the public and will be attended by city dignitaries as well as police officers.

Youngsters, here's your chance to fly

Young people ages 8 to 17 will have a chance to take to the skies from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Ave. The program is part of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles Program. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer pilots have flown more than 1.1-million young people in more than 90 countries. There will be a pancake breakfast with coffee and orange juice starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $5. Those planning to attend should be at the air park by 8 a.m. to register for their flight. A parent or guardian must be present to register their child. Registration closes at 11 a.m. Check with www.eaa282.org at 4 p.m. today for a cancellation in case of bad weather Saturday. The rain date is May 17.

Keeping kids safe is program's goal

A free child safety program is planned for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Saturn of Clearwater, 2339 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Included are a free 10-digit fingerprint profile of each child, a color digital photograph, a child safety journal and a home DNA identification kit. For more information, call (727) 726-1233. The DNA Lifeprint program is sponsored by Saturn of Clearwater.

TARPON SPRINGS

Runners, if you're 45, this is for you

Inspirational speaker and coach David O'Meara will embark on a journey he calls 20/20/20<5@45 in Tarpon Springs on Saturday morning. The numbers stand for 20 1-mile races in 20 weeks in 20 different North American cities, in less than five minutes each — and at 45 years old, to boot. He hopes to inspire older athletes to run faster. O'Meara will begin his race at 8 a.m. at 139 E Tarpon Drive and head north on N Pinellas Ave. He will end on Dodecanese Boulevard. For more information, visit O'Meara's Web site at www.onemilerunner.com.

Pinellas deaths

Anderson, Karen F.

Baker, Altha

Beard, Thomas

Benkart, Patricia R.

Chateauneuf, Doris M.

Cordano, Cristobal A.

Kray, Elizabeth

O'Shea, Deborah

Solivan, Margaret A.

Younger, Lillian Ione (Stevens)

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Clearwater digest: Police who died in line of duty are remembered 05/08/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:39pm]
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