Quiz county leaders at Monday forum
The Pinellas County Commissioners will conduct a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. All seven commissioners and County Administrator Robert LaSala are scheduled to attend to discuss topics ranging from the 2010 budget to local projects that affect north county. The event will be moderated by Jeff Rogo, government affairs director for the GMS Group, and give residents the chance to submit written questions. Residents also can send questions in advance by e-mail to email@example.com.
Motorist cited in fire rescue crash
The woman who pulled into the path of a Clearwater fire rescue vehicle en route to an emergency call Tuesday afternoon has been cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. Karen Kuechler, 73, of Safety Harbor, was found at fault in the accident, which happened at 3:40 p.m. on Enterprise Road just east of Landmark Drive. Police said assistant chief Danny Jones of Clearwater Fire & Rescue was westbound on Enterprise in a 2009 Chevy Suburban with his lights and siren activated, when Kuechler, driving a 2003 Saturn, pulled out of a Bank of America driveway.
Sports physicals offered Saturday
Pinellas County high school students who plan to participate in sports activities can get physical exams by a team of Morton Plant physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor. Staff from the Morton Plant Mease Lung Center also will be on hand to offer students information on managing asthma symptoms. Registration is not required, however, students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or have proper paperwork. Cost: $15 to benefit booster clubs through Pinellas County Schools. For information, call (727) 462-7861.
Scouts need help for sew-a-thon
Girl Scout Troop 1181 is holding a sew-a-thon from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Point Road, Palm Harbor. The program is to benefit the students at Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Student Education Center in Clearwater. The troop is looking for volunteers to help sew 1,500 bibs to donate to the school for use by 250 handicapped students. The Girl Scouts, who will train helpers on Saturday, also need people to bring sewing machines. For information, call Sarah Young, (727) 460-3814.