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Entrepreneurs can get tips from experts at Tarpon Springs library

TARPON SPRINGS

Entrepreneurs can get tips from experts

If the current economy has you thinking about chucking the corporate life and starting your own business, here's a chance to learn from experts. The Pinellas Chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives will give a seminar on 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business tonight from 7 to 9 at the Tarpon Springs library, 138 E Lemon St. For information, call (727) 943-4922.

Prices might rise on city services

The City Commission will consider raising fees for recreation passes and special events at 6:30 tonight at City Hall, 324 E Pine St. The board will also vote on raising water and sewer rates an average of 4 percent annually over the next nine years.

EAST LAKE

County to discuss Brooker Creek land

The County Commission will take up two issues today affecting Brooker Creek Preserve and other environmental lands. At 3 p.m., the commission will consider a new Brooker Creek management plan. No public comment will be taken, but land use changes in the plan that allow utilities buildings up to 65 feet high on 260 acres and pumping to meet drinking water demand will require a series of public hearings. At 6:30 p.m. comes a public hearing on a County Charter amendment requiring voter approval of the sale or lease of any county environmental lands. The meetings are on the fifth floor of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater. View the new Brooker Creek management plan at www.pinellas county.org/Environment/pagesHTML/BCPmngmt Web/bcpm500.html.

DUNEDIN

Workshop offered for literacy tutors

The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas offers a free tutor training workshop starting Sept. 2 at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. After the 20-hour workshop, tutors are certified and assigned students in basic literacy and English as a second language. The workshop is open to anyone age 18 or older. For information, call (727) 298-3080, ext. 242.

In Tampa Bay

Pinellas County wants to change some of its rules regarding animal care, including banning dogs from riding around in the back of pickup trucks. 1B

In Sports

With only one of its top starters from last year, East Lake High's boys golf team is evaluating if this season will be one of rebuilding or reloading. 7C

Pinellas deaths

Athanason, Thedusa "Theda" Peterson

Birdsall, Grace E.

Boone, Kay

Borgelt, William Joseph Jr.

Engel, Barbara Jean

Fernandez, Evelyn M.

Hennis, Jason Dale

Kettle, Shirley M.

Levine, Betty Ann

Teufer, Polly

Walker, Sandra Jean

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Entrepreneurs can get tips from experts at Tarpon Springs library 08/25/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:06pm]
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