Gap outlet to close at gulf view square
Another sign of the retail world's problems: Gap is closing its outlet store at Gulf View Square mall. Gap Outlet opened at Gulf View in February 2007, replacing a regular Gap store. John Liu, the mall's director of marketing, did not know the store's last day. The retailer, which reported a 10 percent loss in the quarter that ended Nov. 29, has said it would close around 115 stores nationwide in 2008. "Unfortunately, Gulf View Square is one of them," said Liu. Gap Inc. owns Old Navy, which also has a location at Gulf View. Liu said he has no indication that the Old Navy could close.
Ring in year with bingo marathon
Bingo is every Thursday at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Doors open at 8 a.m. with the games starting at 10 a.m. A Marathon Bingo is planned for New Year's Day with 80 games. Call (727) 847-3814.
Clues sought in forged check case
Investigators hope to identify a man, above, who cashed forged checks at two Capital City banks earlier this month in Hernando County. The man is using the Florida driver's license of Michael Ringwald, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. But investigators don't believe the man seen in the bank photos looks like Ringwald. The man allegedly cashed more than $2,500 in forged checks from Dream Catcher Homes in Pasco County on Dec. 5. The man is thought to be involved in similar cases throughout the area.
Chamber plans Jan. 14 meeting
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its general membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road in Lutz. The speaker is Anthony Rosa, compliance assistance specialist for the U.S. Department of Labor-Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He will give an overview of OSHA with a discussion on statistical trends on workplace injuries. Cost is $10 for chamber members who RSVP or $13 at the door. Call (813) 909-2722 by Jan. 12.
Bean, Ellen Dora Airy
Dougherty, William "Bill"
Holsten, James B.
Komusin, Emily J.
Konzen, Norman J.
Landry, Edward "Jay"
Martone, Frances V.
Wheeler, Francis "Lane"
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.