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Public forum on immigration reform scheduled for today in Clearwater


Join discussion at immigration forum today

A forum, "Immigration Reform — A Civic Discourse" will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. The special guest will be Kiran Ahuja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at the U.S. Department of Education. Other speakers will include Joyce Hamilton-Henry, regional director of the American Civil Liberties Union; Ramon Carrion, UUC member and immigration lawyer; Lordes Mayorga, senior banker for Florida Bank; Sandra Lyth, chief executive of the Hispanic Leadership Council; Clearwater police Chief Anthony Holloway; Roberta Perry, director of the National Farm Worker Ministry; and the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, senior minister for UUC. The discussion is expected to focus on problems in the current immigration system and the legal structures needed to humanely fix those problems. The event is free and open to the public. Call (727) 531-7704 or visit


Workshop Tuesday on campsite plan

Sound off on a plan to add tent and recreational vehicle campsites at Honeymoon Island State Park during a public workshop Tuesday. The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hale Senior Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The state Department of Environmental Protection has named Honeymoon Island as one of the first of 56 parks where overnight camping sites might be built. Honeymoon Island could get up to 45 campsites on 17.5 acres east of the southern beach parking lot.


Register for help in case of evacuation

Residents who are mobility impaired and have no other transportation option can register for special needs evacuation assistance if a hurricane threatens Pinellas County. Should an evacuation order be issued, the local fire department will make arrangements to pick up the registered person and transport him or her to a special needs shelter. Residents who believe they may qualify can call their local fire department for more information.

Goodwill job fair scheduled July 12

Goodwill Industries-Suncoast Inc. is hiring for dozens of jobs in retail, community corrections, human services and housing, mostly in the Tampa Bay area. There will be a job fair July 12 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Goodwill Business Center, 10596 Gandy Blvd., just east of the Derby Lane dog track in St. Petersburg. Hiring managers will be there to interview applicants. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume. For a list of available positions, visit, Careers at Goodwill, or call the Goodwill Job Line at (727) 523-1512, ext. 5506.


Roles available for 'Mousetrap' play

Auditions for Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap will be at 7 p.m. July 10 and 11 at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Five male roles and three female roles are being cast. Cold readings are from the script. The show, with performances Sept. 9-11 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, will be directed by George Hook. Call (727) 942-5605 or e-mail

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