Sunday, April 22, 2018
News Roundup

Company pays fine for illegal dumping in Dunedin

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Dunedin

Company says illegal dumping 'honest mistake'

A Clearwater demolition and recycling company has resolved an illegal dumping case by paying a $4,250 fine levied by the Florida Department of Environment Protection. The state last month cited Greenway Recycling Inc. and its sister demolition company, Sonny Glasbrenner Inc., for using ground-up construction and demolition debris to fill in low areas created when Glasbrenner demolished three buildings on the former Nielsen Media Research campus at 375 Patricia Ave. in Dunedin. The material didn't pose a risk to human or environmental health, but state rules say it should have gone to a landfill instead. The owner of the two companies called the incident an "honest mistake" by a new employee who loaded material from the wrong pile at the companies' shared yard on 126th Avenue in Clearwater. DEP said its investigation determined there was no criminal intent on the part of the companies, which could have faced a fine as high as $10,000.

Dusk is movie time Fridays at park

Friday Night Films in Dunedin's Pioneer Park are back. A new film begins at dusk (about 8 p.m.) every Friday in the park, at the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue downtown. This month's showings are Gone with the Wind (tonight), Beach Blanket Bingo (April 13), West Side Story (April 20) and My Fair Lady (April 27). Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket for this free event sponsored by Dunedin's parks and recreation department and the Community Redevelopment Agency. Call (727) 812-4530 for information.

Clearwater

Seminar April 13 on fair housing

April is Fair Housing Month and to celebrate, the Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium will host U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor at a fair housing seminar on April 13. The program will include discussion of housing laws, what fair housing means to those with disabilities, and reasonable accommodation and modification issues. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pinellas Realtor Organization, 4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Realtors can receive three continuing education credits for the course. Other speakers include Sara Pratt, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Patricia Reass, a state-permitted appraisal instructor; and Michael Allen, partner in the civil rights law firm of Relman, Dane and Colfax. The deadline to register is Saturday. Cost is $25 and includes materials. Call (813) 882-0222 to learn more.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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Rays’ Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

Rays’ Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

ST. PETERSBURG — With every swing, there is a chance Carlos Gomez is going to do something extraordinary with the baseball bat.He may swing so violently that he spins himself into the ground as if he were an oil drill. Or, you could see him sna...
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Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan — An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and...
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China, feeling left out, has plenty to worry about in North Korea-U.S. talks

China, feeling left out, has plenty to worry about in North Korea-U.S. talks

BEIJING — As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepares for his meetings with the presidents of South Korea and the United States, China has found itself in an unaccustomed place: watching from the sidelines.Worse, many Chinese analysts say, North Kore...
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Deputies: Florida man on LSD knocks out teen girl at RaceTrac while her parent pumps gas

Deputies: Florida man on LSD knocks out teen girl at RaceTrac while her parent pumps gas

ST. PETERSBURG — A man punched a 13-year-old girl inside a RaceTrac convenience store Saturday, knocking her unconscious as her parent pumped gas outside, Pinellas deputies reported.Kolbe Wayne Smith, 27, of St. Petersburg now faces charges of aggrav...
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Developer Bill Bishop created "walkable communities"

Bill Bishop was a developer by definition, but those who know him best considered him to be an artist whose canvas was Hillsborough County.Among the communities he created from scratch are Pebble Creek, Westchase, Waterchase and Highland Park. He als...
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Dozens of businesses looted amid Nicaragua unrest

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Dozens of shops in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua have been looted as protests and disturbances sparked by government social security reforms continued into Sunday. Human rights groups say at least 26 people have been killed i...
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Scientists say global warming damage to Great Barrier Reef is irreversible; suicide bomber kills at least 57 in Kabul; more in world news

Scientists say global warming damage to Great Barrier Reef is irreversible; suicide bomber kills at least 57 in Kabul; more in world news

AustraliaReef’s damage is irreversibleAn underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again. Scien...
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4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapo...
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District softball schedules for Tampa Bay

District softball schedules for Tampa Bay

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