Join the fun at outback bowl beach bash
You can join the two Outback Bowl teams, their marching bands and their cheerleaders as they perform and play on the beach today at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort. The day includes live music, skydivers, sand sculptures, a tug of war and a fan pie-eating contest. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the football teams usually arrive in the early afternoon. This year's bowl game in Tampa pits the Iowa Hawkeyes against Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks.
Party will mark library's reopening
The Palm Harbor Library will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday in its newly renovated building at 2230 Nebraska Ave. Among the improvements to the 26,000-square-foot facility are a larger children's area, a redesigned reference area and desk, new carpeting and a new color scheme, improved lighting and a newly installed Friends of the Palm Harbor Library Bookstore. A grand reopening party is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 10, during which a sculpture purchased by the Pinellas County Arts Council will be unveiled outside the library. For more information, call (727) 784-3332.
2 teens charged in school graffiti case
Two 15-year-old boys were arrested on charges of defacing school property Sunday night. Police said the teens spray-painted graffiti at Largo High School. Police were responding to an alarm when they found the boys hiding near racquetball courts at the school about 8 p.m., said Largo police Lt. Mike Loux. The teens, whose names were not released because of their age, admitted painting "gang signs and other graffiti" on the racquetball courts and some vacant houses on First Avenue NE, near the school, he said. But the markings did not appear to be affiliated with any known gangs, Loux said. Police also found an open window but determined that the teens had not entered the school, which is closed for the holidays. The boys were taken to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center.
Results from local basketball tournaments, 7C
Baltimore, Henrietta L.
Coburn, John J. "Jack"
Cox, William George G.
Huggins, Martha Bishop
Koopman, Herbert James
Mayer, Marcel G. Jr.
McCartney, Virginia R.
Murray, James J.
Stima, Brenda E.
Sullivan, Clayton R. "Clay"
Webster, Robert Muir
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.