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Help wanted for special-needs evacuation

COUNTYWIDE

County seeks evacuation registration help

Pinellas County officials are mailing a package to physicians, other health care providers, pharmacies and leaders in the faith community this month to encourage them to assist with special-needs evacuation registration. Local fire departments maintain lists of residents who have registered for assistance. When an evacuation order is given, buses from the School Board and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will be dispatched to assist with the evacuation process. People who believe they may qualify for evacuation assistance can call Pinellas County Emergency Management at (727) 464-3800 or a local fire department. The registration form is also at www.pinellascounty.org/emergency.

LARGO

Police: Transit bus struck by SUV

Police were investigating a crash Monday afternoon involving a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus. The crash happened at Starkey Road and Ulmerton Road about 1:30 p.m., said Lt. Mike Loux. The PSTA bus was traveling west, making a regularly scheduled stop, when a Ford Explorer behind it crashed into the back of the bus. One bus passenger was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Explorer was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with injuries that were not life-threatening, Loux said.

Vendors, apply for Market in the Park

The county is inviting vendors to apply for a spot in the Market in the Park, the popular farmers market. Fresh produce, natural products and gardening items are the mainstay of the market. Specialties are most welcome in the areas of plants, herbs, jams, jellies, ethnic food, organic products, pasta, citrus, seafood, candy, nuts, spices and pastries. This will be the second year for Market in the Park, at 12520 Ulmerton Road. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from Nov. 1 to April 18.

CLEARWATER

Bomb threat clears county courthouse

The Pinellas County courthouse was evacuated about 8:30 a.m. Monday after someone phoned in a bomb threat, officials said. About 450 people were ordered out of the building, then allowed to re-enter about 10:50 a.m. when the threat was determined to be unfounded. Pinellas County sheriff's investigators' bomb-sniffing dog team found no explosives. Clearwater police established a perimeter around the courthouse at 315 Court St. An investigation is continuing.

Pinellas deaths

Clements, Everett Dean

Cordova, Eugene

Gillespie, Lynne

Hayes, Kenneth W. Jr. "Kenny"

Jayne, Ruth E. (Davis)

Johnson, Dr. Carl W.

Kiriacon, Nicholas

Laber, Richard W.

Lee, Deborah S.

Mitchell, Harold

Nettles, Wanda "Rebecca"

Richardson, Kathleen Sjovangen "Kat"

Sayers, Evelyn H.

Smith, Ruth S.

Turnquist, Jo Ella Fox

Wise, Beatrice (Bappy) Price

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Help wanted for special-needs evacuation 07/07/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 3:16pm]
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