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Patrol car hits bicyclist in Largo

LARGO

Police: Bicyclist darts in front of patrol car

A Largo police car collided with a bicyclist Friday afternoon on Highland Avenue just north of East Bay Drive. Police Lt. Mike Loux said the bicyclist darted in front of the patrol car about 2:50 p.m. The bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was knocked over. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening. Neither his name nor the name of the officer has been released.

CLEARWATER

Woman skating is shot by pellet gun

Police are looking for the person or people who took part in a pellet-gun shooting early Friday morning. Police said Nicole Ferguson, 41, of Dunedin was skating home from work at a John's Pass liquor store about 4 a.m. when a Cadillac pulled up alongside her at Chestnut Street and Bay Avenue. Someone shot her with bird shot. Ferguson was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with serious injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Police are looking for a white or cream-colored older model four-door Cadillac. Police ask anyone with information to call the Clearwater Police Department Tip Line at 562-4422.

DUNEDIN

Art Fest full of kid stuff today

Hands-on exhibitions, inflatables, games, food, music and art projects will be offered today at Kid's Art Fest 2008 at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both inside and outside the center. For information, call (727) 298 3322 or e-mail kidstuff@dfac.org.

TARPON SPRINGS

Mike Jurgensen, 2PM to perform

Hometown favorite Mike Jurgensen and his band 2PM will perform at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The band performs an eclectic mix of material, from original songs to standards by the Beatles and Everly Brothers and from country to contemporary folk. Tickets are $13 and $15. For information, call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.

Sobriety saved her, dozens of others

An Oldsmar woman found help at AA nearly 50 years ago. She passed along that help by sponsoring other members. Page 5B

Pinellas deaths

Fritz, Sebastian "Bud"

Hays, George Johnston

Karavelis, Leonidas

Nichols, Craig G.

Phillips, Wendell

Posey, James H.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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