Man accused of sexual battery on 14-year-old
A Clearwater man faces charges of sexual battery and kidnapping. On Wednesday, Clearwater police arrested Dorian D. Floyd, 31, accusing him of holding a 14-year-old girl against her will and battering her sexually. The alleged incident occurred Aug. 1 and was reported to police the next month, police said. Floyd, of 1203 N Osceola Ave., was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $120,000 bail. He pleaded not guilty Thursday.
No need to cruise for holiday lights
Grab the kids and the hot chocolate tonight and make plans to see the 2008 Memorial Holiday Boat Parade, organized by the Island Estates Yacht Club. It starts at 6:30 (rain date is Sunday) in Mandalay Channel and will head east into the basin at Island Way Grill, then reverse and make its way around the Island Yacht Club. From there the parade will traverse the Island Estates canals before heading to Coachman Park at 8 p.m. Powering under the Memorial Causeway Bridge, the boats will turn into the Clearwater Marina Channel and make their way to the Clearwater Yacht Club judging stand on the southernmost point of Clearwater Beach.
Needy kids to get free haircuts, food
Free haircuts will be given to needy children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Northwood Barber Shop, 2454 N McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. The event features free hot dogs and Santa will be in attendance. Organizations, group homes, and centers involved with low-income families with children may bring children for this event. Each child will receive a toy compliments of local businesses. For information call (727) 726-8815.
Still time to apply for fine arts festival
Applications for the 35th annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival, scheduled for March 28-29, are available. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 11 E Orange St., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, call (727) 937-6109, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Dec. 29.
A photograph on Friday's Opinion page showed a vacant property on Alt. U.S. 19 in north Dunedin owned by Dale and Donna Bleakley of Tarpon Springs. The city of Dunedin has asked Pinellas County to provide funding to purchase the land from the Bleakleys so it can be used as a waterfront city park. The photo caption was incorrect on those points.
Becker, Lowell D.
Brown, Ronald Wayne "Ron"
Cook, Minnie "Fay"
Heine, Mabel K.
Miller, Lula Elizabeth "Betty"
Niewoonder, Beatrice Marie
Peck, Clarence C.
Stetson, Helen N.
Vinour, Florence V. "Vicky"
Wyatt, Edward Charles