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Clearwater fire marshal crashes on his way to wreck


Fire marshal crashes on his way to wreck

City fire marshal Steve Strong was involved in a crash while responding to a call Friday afternoon. His sport utility vehicle careened into a pillar in front of Bowen-Keppie Travel on Court Street in the accident near Prospect Avenue, but Strong did not sustain serious injuries, public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. Strong was transported to Morton Plant Hospital as a precaution. Two adults and a teenager in the other vehicle declined treatment.


Talented pets can strut their stuff

Dunedin's Parks and Recreation Department will host auditions for its first "Amazing Animals Talent Show" from 6 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Auditions are open to any pet with a talent worthy of competition with the most talented animals in the Tampa Bay area. Auditions are first-come, first-served. The top 10 acts will perform for an audience and panel of judges at the final competition at 7 p.m. May 21. For information on the event or sponsorships, call (727) 812-4530 or e-mail


Event will honor canines for service

A special event to honor service dogs will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The public is welcome. Dogs and their handlers from area police and sheriff's departments, including the Clearwater Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, will attend. Call Curlew Hills at (727) 789-2000.

North Pinellas

Students wanted for law program

The Clearwater Bar Association has announced the 2010 Summer Legal Intern Program. To qualify, students must live in North Pinellas County or attend a North Pinellas high school, and have completed 10th grade. The six-week program is designed to achieve valuable work experience and further understanding of the law as well as to provide a mentor relationship. The interns, who will perform numerous duties for employers as they learn about the inner workings of law offices, legal departments and the judicial system, will be hosted by local attorneys, judges, law firms and legal departments. The paid internships will run from June 14 to July 23. The application deadline is April 30. Qualifying applicants will be interviewed the week of May 17. Interns will attend mandatory orientations and job skills workshops. Download an application at or call (727) 461-4869 to request an application.


Car show slated for today canceled

The 23rd annual Antique Car Show scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo, has been canceled.

Clearwater fire marshal crashes on his way to wreck 04/02/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 2, 2010 9:17pm]
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