Clerk: robber was frequent shopper here
Pinellas County sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in an early morning armed robbery of a convenience store. Deputies said Chasin Tyrone Walker, 28, went into the Circle K at 13396 Seminole Blvd. at 4 a.m. Wednesday, pulled out a handgun and demanded cash. When the store clerk, who recognized Walker as a frequent customer, couldn't open the cash register, Walker allegedly hit her in the back of the head with the gun. He fled on a bicycle, deputies said, with an undisclosed amount of cash and scratch-off lottery tickets, which were later recovered by deputies. He was arrested hours later when he left his home at 12840 Seminole Blvd., Lot 17, carrying a garbage bag that contained the jacket worn during the robbery, deputies said. Deputies also recovered the gun used in the holdup. Walker was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery. He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Watch, participate in concert tonight
Sure it's a weeknight, but why not listen to some music and also show off your knowledge of opera, composers and Broadway? World renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes and soprano Maria Zouves present Music Out of a Hat: a concert of singers from the highly successful VOICExperience Summer Vocal Festival. The performance includes singing, prizes and audience participation. The event is tonight at 7:30 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students).
Essay contest for Grandparent's Day
To celebrate national Grandparent's Day, the Clearwater Public Library and Summerville Senior Living Community are sponsoring an essay contest — "What My Grandparent Means to Me" — for children ages 8-12. Essays must be 100 words or less, handwritten and single spaced on lined notebook paper, or typed. There will be one winner but all entrants will receive a prize. The deadline for entries is Monday. They must be delivered to the Clearwater Main Library, Youth Services Dept., 100 N Osceola Ave. The winner will be announced by Sept. 3. A reception for entrants and their families is planned for Sept. 7. For information, call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5236.
Dakoda Dowd, who competed in an LPGA event in 2006, won't be playing high school golf this season. 7C
Byers, Robert R.
Chrosniak, Rosemary Elizabeth
Davis, Donald D.
Fraine, John Anthony
Hobson, Gary W.
Mazzeo, Nicole Marie
McDonnell, Alma Gunn
Richardson, Gale Catherine "Cathy"
Schwab, Verdene I.
Wood, Marjorie B.