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Dunedin water main break could lead to discolored water


Brown water may follow main line break

A water main severed during construction on the Dunedin Causeway may cause brown, rusty water to spit through taps across the city. Yet a Dunedin official said the water won't be harmful or need boiling, although he cautioned against washing clothes that could be stained by the discolored water. Engineers driving pilings underneath a causeway bridge struck the water main around noon Tuesday, shaking rust and sediment from the steel pipes into the water supply, said water division director Paul Stanek. Residents can call (727) 298-3100 with further questions.

Osprey chicks near their world debut

An osprey nest watched by a Web camera that streams the sight online may soon be the birthplace of three baby birds. Viewable at Dunedin, the nest will be visited by Mayor Dave Eggers and media crews Wednesday at 10 a.m. as observers await the osprey eggs' hatching. The ospreys live atop a platform near the entrance of St. Andrews Links Golf Course at 620 Palm Blvd. The eggs have incubated for more than a month.

Palm Harbor

Library event honors women

The Palm Harbor Library is getting ready to celebrate Women's History Month in March. For the eighth year, the library will be recognizing women whose significant contributions have improved the quality of life in Palm Harbor. A formal awards ceremony will be at the library on March 29. If you know woman deserving recognition, stop by the library for a nomination form. Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 13.


Woman accused of dangling 1-year-old

A 49-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after she dangled her 1-year-old grandson off a second floor balcony, police said. Joann Royster, who lives in an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, was arrested about 7 p.m. on a charge of felony child abuse. According to Largo police, Royster was intoxicated and involved in an argument with a neighbor when she held the child over the balcony and "moved him as though she was going to drop him from the second floor." Royster denied the allegation.

Woofstock plays to canine sensibilities

Get ready for Woofstock 2010. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13, Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, will be filled with doggy activities, including contests, training, vendors, demonstrations, music and a dog bone hunt. The event is free and open to all pet-loving families and their canines. For information or to become a vendor, visit or call (727) 518-3021.

In Sports

Girls soccer region semifinals, 5C.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Dunedin water main break could lead to discolored water 01/30/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 7:50pm]
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