New Port Richey
Resource officer won't appeal firing
Christopher Magavero, the former school resource officer who told an eighth-grader in October that he was falling in love with her, has decided not to appeal his firing. Magavero, 42, worked at River Ridge Middle School until Sheriff Bob White fired him for the comment to a 13-year-old student. He initially said he would appeal the firing. But his attorney sent a letter to White this week saying Magavero had considered the possible detrimental effect that a public hearing would have on his family and the student, and he changed his mind. The Sheriff's Office investigated to see if anything criminal had occurred or if Magavero had made such comments to any other students. Spokesman Kevin Doll said nothing else turned up.
Learn more about TV transition
Still relying on an antenna to get your TV shows? Your days of analog reception are numbered. On Feb. 17, broadcasters will switch to an all-digital signal, effectively cutting off service to millions of viewers who still have rabbit ears on top of their TVs. If this is you, consider attending a free seminar at 1:30 p.m. today at Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road. Representatives from RadioShack will explain the digital transition and tell residents how to set up a converter box so they can continue to get television reception.
Register today for baseball leagues
Kids who want to play Little League baseball can show up today for registration at the Holiday Little League complex. Tryouts for majors will begin at 9 a.m. and tryouts for juniors and seniors is set for 4 p.m. You must bring a birth certificate and three documents to prove residency. Cost is $100 for T-ball through AAA and $130 for majors and seniors. For information, call (727) 937-7847.
Carey, Leroy H.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.