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Schiller International University in Largo lays off 38 employees

LARGO

College lays off 38 employees, cites overhead

Schiller International University, 300 E Bay Drive, announced that it has laid off 38 employees. In a news release Friday, Schiller president and CEO Geoffrey Bannister said those losing their jobs held corporate and administrative positions and that students' education won't be affected. "These reductions will make our administrative structure more effective and efficient," Bannister said in the news release. "This will keep our corporate overhead in line with delivering a quality education at a reasonable cost to our students."

Dunedin

Dogs, and friends, welcome to event

Devote today to the dogs. Come on out from noon to 5 p.m. for "Suds on Sunday,'' which will be held for Dunedin Dog Rescue at 937 Douglas Ave. The fundraiser and dog wash will include gourmet desserts, a raffle and live music. A free beverage will be served with each dog washing. The prices range from $6 to $12, depending on the weight of the canine. Nail trims and ear cleanings will also be available.

Palm Harbor

Donate blood, it'll make you smile

Comic Reaching Out, a local nonprofit, is sponsoring a blood drive at Snapper's Grill located at 36657 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Each donor will receive four passes to a comedy show and a free T-shirt. The blood drive is being held in conjunction with Florida Blood Services, which relies on volunteer blood donors to supply life saving pints to patients at 37 hospitals in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, contact Darlene Duran at (727) 743-2200.

Clearwater

Library hours changing Monday

The North Greenwood Library's hours will change beginning Monday. The new operating hours are 2-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. Previously, the library had been closed Sunday and Monday.

Countywide

Observe rules for nesting sea turtles

Sea turtle nesting season began Friday and ends Oct. 31. During this time, newly hatched turtles find their way to the sea by following the natural light reflected by the water, and city ordinances determine specific lighting requirements for beach parking lots, streets and promenades. Those living near the beach should shut lights off or dim them at night. This precaution can reduce the amount of artificial light that reaches sea turtle nests and will help hatchlings reach the water safely. The Tampa Bay area averages about 120 nests each season; each nest containing an average of 100 to 110 eggs. Turtle nests found on the beach should not be disturbed. If the nest is unmarked, notify the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at (727) 441-1790, ext. 224.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Schiller International University in Largo lays off 38 employees 05/02/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 2, 2009 1:25pm]

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