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In the know: Pick a name for aquarium's newest otter


Pick a name for aquarium's newest otter

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is asking the public to help name the newest member of its North American river otter family. The female otter was rescued by the aquarium's staff on Jan. 23 at the Clearwater Executive Golf Course. The otter was lethargic and dehydrated, abandoned by her mother. Now she is energetic and doing well. The aquarium is requesting a donation of $20 for each name submission. All funds will go toward helping the otter family. The naming contest will be open until March 22. The winner will be invited to the aquarium for an official naming ceremony. To submit a name, go to the aquarium's Web site at and click on the "Name Our Otter" link or call (727) 441-1790, ext. 222.

Kids can take to the skies Saturday

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 282 has rescheduled its Young Eagles Flight Rally, which was canceled last weekend because of bad weather. The event gives young people ages 8 to 17 an opportunity to fly with an experienced volunteer pilot. Flights begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Ave. The rally also will include a pancake breakfast with orange juice and coffee. Visit Clearwater's Young Eagles Flight Rally's Web site at or call Ed Dolezal at (727) 647-2661.

Pinellas deaths

Alexander, Mervin

Barr, Brett Thomas

Bartsch, John Edward (Jack Jr.) "Jake"

Bates, Cecilia C. "Jovy"

Chrostowski, Francis "Frank"

Collins, Christopher

De Souza, Irvine Lionel

DiRuggiero, Susie

Dunne, Edna Mae

Ericson, Merriam R.


Holobicky, Maria

Kraus, Virginia

Pope, Terrance William "Bill"

Strouthopoulos, Athina

Svoboda, Anna

Waller, Michelle Louise

Whiting, Mamie Lee

Wilson, Abraham

Woitaszek, Theresa C.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.


A public meeting to solicit suggestions about the planned widening of Sunset Point Road took place on March 5. An editorial Tuesday gave the wrong date.

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