Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

July 11 event benefits families of slain Tampa police officers


Event benefits families of two killed officers

Niko's Pizza & Seafood will host "Wind Beneath Their Wings," a benefit at 5 p.m. today for the families of two Tampa police officers who were shot and killed during a June 29 traffic stop. About 600 people, including the families of Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, are expected to attend, said Andonia Tirikos, the owner of Niko's. "I'm asking for $5 donations," she said. "It's not mandatory. I'm making black and blue ribbons for everyone who donates to the event." Proceeds will go to the Curtis and Kocab families. Niko's is at 3705 Tampa Road. For more information, call (813) 818-0284.


Give your opinion at budget meeting

Clearwater residents are invited to attend a special budget meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at City Hall, 112 S. Osceola Ave. Public comment will be allowed. The City Council plans to use the information discussed at this meeting to set the Truth in Millage, or TRIM, rate at its meeting Thursday. The meeting will be cablecast on C-VIEW, the city's government access television station, and can be viewed on the city's website through streaming video. Go to and use the quick link for video access. For more information, call (727) 562-4664.

Tour highlights senior programs

An open house for Clearwater's Aging Well Center has been rescheduled for Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the facility, which is in the Long Center at 1501 N Belcher Road. Clearwater-area seniors are invited to tour it and check out its classes and programs. The open house will feature demonstrations of its Nintendo Wii stations and Skype programs to teleconference with loved ones. In the center's fitness area there will be a demonstration of equipment that measures vital statistics and tracks participants' progress. For a class schedule or more information, visit or call (727) 724-3070.

Volunteers sought for city board

The city of Clearwater is seeking applicants for a steering committee to help guide Clearwater Greenprint, an initiative to support long-term planning that implements sustainable programs and practices citywide. Applications are due by Wednesday. The committee, to be established by the City Council, will set the strategic direction, vision and policies for community mobility and sustainability in Clearwater over the next 20 years. Members will participate in seven committee meetings from August through early February 2011. Members will also participate in two interactive open house events to be held in September and January 2011. Applications are available at, by calling project manager Lauren Matzke at 562-4547 or by e-mailing [email protected]

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

July 11 event benefits families of slain Tampa police officers 07/10/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 10, 2010 2:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Astros rout Yankees to force Game 7 of AL Championship Series


    HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings to outduel Luis Severino for the second time, and the Astros bats came alive in their return home as Houston routed the Yankees 7-1 Friday night and forced a decisive Game 7 in the American League Championship Series.

    The Astros’ Brian McCann, who has struggled during the ALCS, breaks a scoreless tie with an RBI double during the fifth inning off Yankees starter Luis Severino.
  2. Review: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw shower love, star power on Tampa's Amalie Arena


    Near the end of their potent new duet Break First, Tim McGraw stopped singing, and let Faith Hill's powerhouse voice take over.

    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Oct. 20, 2017.
  3. Senate to take up AUMF debate as Trump defends reaction to Niger attack


    WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is taking up a long-awaited debate about authorizing military force against the Islamic State as President Trump comes under unprecedented public scrutiny for his treatment of dead soldiers' families, following an ambush on troops helping to fight Islamic …

  4. In fear and vigilance, a Tampa neighborhood holds its breath


    TAMPA — There was a time, not long ago, when Wayne Capaz would go for a stroll at night and Christina Rodriguez would shop whenever she wanted. Michael Fuller would go to his night job as a line cook, not too worried about his wife at home.

    More than 50 people gathered and walked in the Southeast Seminole Heights community Friday to pay respects to the victims of three shootings. The crowd took a moment of silence at the corner of 11th Street and East New Orleans where Monica Hoffa was found dead. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL  |  Times]