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Pedestrian hit by car in Clearwater seriously hurt

CLEARWATER

Pedestrian hit by car is seriously hurt

A pedestrian was flown to the hospital early Monday after running into the path of a car near downtown Clearwater, authorities say. Eric J. Riles, 39, whom police say is a transient with no known address, was hit at 4:01 a.m. on Court Street between Lincoln and Missouri avenues. Police said Riles tried to cross Court Street and ran into the path of a westbound 2002 Jaguar being driven by Alex T. Wayne, 20, of Largo. Riles suffered serious injuries and was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, but police said he is expected to survive. There was no indication Wayne was impaired; no charges have been filed and the investigation continues, police say. The eastbound lanes of Court Street were closed for about an hour. The westbound lanes were closed for about two hours. The road was reopened at 6:15 a.m.

Youth summit gets discussions going

Powerful Young Adults will host its third annual teen summit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall of Mt. Olive AME Church, 600 Jones St. The event is open to youth ages 12-21. There will be a voter registration drive and representatives of St. Petersburg College, Hillsborough Community College and the Florida Department of Education will attend. There will be group discussions about the history of race in America. There will also be peer-to-peer to discussions. For more information, e-mail ozell2@verizon.net or call (727) 441-9430.

TARPON SPRINGS

Finances, roads, boat on agenda

The Tarpon Springs Commission will get a financial update on the Florida Department of Transportation's resurfacing of Tarpon and Pinellas avenues at 6:30 tonight at City Hall, 324 E Pine St. Commissioners also will discuss restoring the city's sponge boat. The boat can float, but making it seaworthy could cost up to $150,000.

PALM HARBOR

Library closing for major face lift

The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., will close for the next of four phases of renovation from July 28 through Aug. 10. Once that phase is complete, the library will have an expanded and enhanced teen room, new conference room, five new study rooms, new sprinkler system, new office for the literacy program, plus better lighting, carpet and furniture. The remodeled children's department opened in May. To prepare for the next phase of work, the library will have a half-price book sale Monday through July 26, during normal library hours. Call (727) 784-3332.

Correction

This is Daniel Lennox, a member of the cast of the musical The King and I at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. He was misidentified in a photo caption on Thursday.

Pinellas deaths

Carlson, Evelyn G.

Gloomis, Shirly

Heleno, Anthony C.

McHugh, F. Primrose

Mulvaney, Brian P.

Nichols, Jordin Hope

Pilch, Shirley W.

Simatos, Helen H.

Whaley, Robert F.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pedestrian hit by car in Clearwater seriously hurt 07/14/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7:41pm]
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