Board clears two Officers in fatal shooting
Clearwater police Officers Scott Durivou and Eliad Glenn were justified in the use of deadly force and complied with all department policies in a fatal shooting March 2, an administrative review board concluded Thursday after an internal affairs investigation. Two weeks ago, the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office announced similar findings. Both officers have been cleared to return to duty today. At 10:48 on the night of the shooting, Durivou and Glenn were sent to a "domestic situation" at the Lexington Club at Renaissance Square at 1200 S Missouri St. Forty-six minutes later, Michael Gaides, a caregiver for another resident in the apartment community for seniors, was pronounced dead after being shot by the officers. Durivou and Glenn said Gaides, 52, fired on them first.
Mold exits stage at Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre is officially mold-free. After a few days of cleanup work, the historic downtown venue has passed a city inspection and is preparing to host a concert Saturday night — an indoor show this time. Last week, a concert was moved outdoors on short notice after inspectors found mold in the theater at 403 Cleveland St. Ruth Eckerd Hall, which recently took over the venue, spent about $15,000 on remediation work. This Saturday's concert by pianist William Joseph will go on as planned at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.75. For information, call 791-7400.
Yard sale Saturday benefits food bank
Religious Community Services Food Bank will host a benefit yard sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 700 Druid Road. Call (727) 584-3528, ext. 403.
Foundation to host two fundraisers
The Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens Foundation Inc.'s annual black tie fundraiser, the Omelette Party, will be today from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The party will feature a fine art and jewelry sale, dancing to South Town Fever, and a dinner including omelettes and champagne. There also will be a plant sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Orchids and other plants will be sold, as well as the centerpieces and other decorations from the party. Both events will be held at a beautiful private home on Belleview Island. Directions are available by calling Karen Seel at (727) 409-6072. UPARC serves more than 550 consumers and their families each year. To learn more or to receive an invitation to the party, please call (727) 797-8712.
Georgiadis and Dunedin Invitational baseball tournaments, 7C.
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