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Missing man, 80, turns up in Port St. Lucie

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Missing man, 80, turns up in Port St. Lucie

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office called off its two-day search for a missing 80-year-old man suffering from early Alzheimer's after he turned up Wednesday morning about 160 miles south of his Port Richey home. The Port St. Lucie Police Department told the Sheriff's Office that it found Don Pandel in its jurisdiction. He had been driving his white 2002 Ford Focus on two flat tires, police say, and pulled over to get some rest. He was found after a concerned resident called authorities. The Gulf Highlands man left home about 10 a.m. Sunday, telling family members he was going to get breakfast, but he didn't return. His family says he suffers from dementia and likely forgot where he lives. He was taken to a Port St. Lucie hospital for observation.

UF alumnae a top student journalist

Ridgewood High and University of Florida alumnae Jenna Marina was named Wednesday as one of UWire's top 100 student journalists in the nation. The Port Richey resident was a sports correspondent for the Florida Times-Union and the Tampa Tribune while working on her undergraduate degree. Marina's highlights include covering Florida's 2006-07 men's basketball team during its run to a second national title and two guest appearances on ESPN. She also interned at the Gainesville Sun and was the assistant sports editor for the Independent Florida Alligator. Carrie Ritchie, a 2007 Pasco Times intern from Indiana University, also made UWire's top 100 list. More than 500 nominations were considered from more than 130 universities.

HOLIDAY

Bike show benefit set for sick toddler

The Moose Lodge 1429 is sponsoring a bike show fundraiser for Devin Deschaine, 2, who has neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and his mother from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday (rain date June 4) at the lodge, 1936 Abacus Road in Holiday. The event will include entertainment, free food and giveaways. All proceeds go to Devin and his mother, Melissa Deschaine, who has fallen behind on the rent because she has been by Devin's side at All Children's Hospital. Donations can be sent to the lodge, 1936 Abacus Road in Holiday, in care of Devin. For information, call (727) 937-9030.

Correction

An article Wednesday misstated Annemarie Hammond's job title. She is an environmental lands coordinator for Pasco County.

Pasco deaths

Arafiles, Phillip A.

Bauer, Donald Richard "Don"

Chandler, William Clinton

Deeley, Marjorie G.

Gardner, Lillian

Garrison, Iolanda Claire

Hattaway, Marvin E.

Loweth, Christian

Michaud, Antonio W. "Tony"

Newman, Perry T.

Shemo, Anna Agnes

Taylor, Dona Maxine "Mickey"

York, William J. "Bill"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Missing man, 80, turns up in Port St. Lucie 05/21/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:13pm]
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