Sunday, November 19, 2017
News Roundup

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SAFETY HARBOR

irvin earns firefighters'

endorsement

Safety Harbor Professional Firefighters Local 2267 endorsed Ray R. Irvin for City Commission. Three candidates — Irvin, Richard Blake and Robert Saltzman — are running to fill Mayor Andy Steingold's unexpired term. With many concerns driven by budget constraints, the firefighters' union cited Irvin's experience on the city's finance advisory board for the endorsement, said president Chris Palmieri. The three candidates face off in a forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 750 Main St. It's their only debate before the Nov. 6 special election.

VFW Ladies seek vendors for show

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Safety Harbor, 965 Harbor Lake Court, is looking for vendors for a craft show on Nov. 25. Inside and outside spaces are available for $30. The hours of the show will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Rosemary Belisle at (727) 787-8128 or Pat Riley at (727) 678-9239.

DUNEDIN

Church is hosting forum on bullying

Parents, teachers and anyone who works with youth may attend a program on bullying sponsored by the American Association of University Women Clearwater chapter. The program, which will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Ave. in Dunedin, will feature Diane Schrier, the organization's state director of public policy and an eighth-grade teacher. For more information, call Margaret Hyde at (727) 797-0568.

LARGO

DUI checkpoint set for Ulmerton Road

Pinellas County deputies will conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight, starting at 10 p.m., at 6225 Ulmerton Road. At the checkpoint, deputies will be on the lookout for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, as well as driver's license, registration, insurance and equipment violations. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Bus will be used for breath testing and the processing of arrested individuals.

EAST LAKE

Enjoy the Fall Wildflower Festival

Wildflowers, butterfly encounters and a scavenger hunt are some of the activities scheduled for the entire family at the third annual Fall Wildflower Festival Oct. 27 at Brooker Creek Preserve. Admission is free. The festival lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations will include Wildflowers of Pinellas County at 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Landscaping with Wildflowers at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Edible Plants – What You Can Eat and What to Avoid at 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.; Bees, Bugs and Butterflies – the Amazing Wildflower Pollinators at 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.; and Wildflower Photography at 12:30 p.m. Wildflowers will also be on sale. Brooker Creek Preserve protects more than 8,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 3940 Keystone Road in East Lake. For more information on the festival, call (727) 934-2680 or email the Friends of Brooker Creek at [email protected]

Correction

The Dunedin Library will reopen Saturday after being closed about a week for recarpeting. An item Thursday gave the wrong day.

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Search suspended for missing Cortez boater who left from Egmont Key

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 63-year-old boater on Sunday evening, two days after he and his dog were reported missing five miles northwest of Mead Point, just inland from Anna Maria Island.On Friday, Fraser Horne of Cortez...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
Jones: Even in victory, dread hangs over the Bucs

Jones: Even in victory, dread hangs over the Bucs

MIAMI GARDENS — A dark cloud is hanging over this football team.It’s a heaviness. A dread. A dread for what might have happened in the past and what might happen in the future.And that makes it hard for fans to truly enjoy what happened Sunday.The Bu...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Bucs-Dolphins journal: Patrick Murray on winning kick: ‘I knew I was going to make it’

Bucs-Dolphins journal: Patrick Murray on winning kick: ‘I knew I was going to make it’

MIAMI GARDENS — Patrick Murray has been so consistent since taking over as the Bucs’ kicker that he had no doubt when called upon to make a go-ahead field goal with four seconds left in Sunday’s win.Ryan Fitzpatrick completed three passes for 55 yard...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
10 African-Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

10 African-Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

Associated PressThe latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Tr...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
Bucs-Dolphins report card: Grading Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

Bucs-Dolphins report card: Grading Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

MIAMI GARDENS — That was one ugly football game.The Bucs had a bad game. The Dolphins had a really bad game. And who had the worst game of all? The officials.In fact, the best part of Sunday’s game was before the game even started, thanks to a stirri...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs-Dolphins: How Ryan Fitzpatrick steadied Tampa Bay

Bucs-Dolphins: How Ryan Fitzpatrick steadied Tampa Bay

MIAMI GARDENS — For chaos, there was Jameis Winston missing his second game with a shoulder injury and an NFL investigation swirling around him.For calamity, there was the Bucs forcing four of their five turnovers in the first half and building a two...
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Bucs-Dolphins:  How rookies like O.J. Howard carried the day

Bucs-Dolphins: How rookies like O.J. Howard carried the day

MIAMI GARDENS — From start to finish, the Bucs’ wobbly 30-20 win over the Dolphins on Sunday was made possible by game-changing plays made by rookies.The Bucs’ top three picks in this year’s draft — tight end O.J. Howard, safety Justin Evans and rece...
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Two unhurt after small plane clips tree during emergency landing in Clearwater (w/ video)

Two unhurt after small plane clips tree during emergency landing in Clearwater (w/ video)

CLEARWATER — Two men walked away unhurt from a small airplane after it clipped a tree and spun around as the pilot tried to make an emergency landing on Keene Road, deputies said.Pilot Marc Benedict, 61, and passenger Gregory Guinee, 55, of Clearwate...
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Country artist Mel Tillis, who traced success to Plant City youth, dead at 85

Country artist Mel Tillis, who traced success to Plant City youth, dead at 85

Before Mel Tillis achieved stardom, writing songs recorded by hundreds of Nashville artists and embracing the stutter that became his trademark, he was a young man fresh out of the Air Force struggling to land a spot in a Plant City talent show.Eyes ...
Updated: 2 hours ago