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Sinkhole closes portion of 142nd Avenue N in Largo


Sinkhole closes portion of 142nd Avenue N

The city has closed 142nd Avenue N near 71st Street to repair a sinkhole. The road gave way Monday night after an 8-inch sewer line corroded and broke. The pipe will be replaced with several feet of PVC pipe. Officials plan to reopen the road Saturday night.

Event today benefits ill officer

The Largo Police Department is organizing a fundraiser for Lt. Mike Renault , a veteran of the force who has stomach cancer. Proceeds from two events will go toward his medical and other expenses. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, the department will host a cookout at its headquarters at 201 Highland Ave. Then Saturday, police and fire departments around the area will compete in a daylong softball tournament beginning at 9 a.m. at Whitesell Softball Complex at 12555 119th St. N . Players pay $20 to participate; spectators attend free. Money will be raised through concessions and donations. Renault is married to Largo police Officer Jennifer Renault. They have three young children. For information call Largo Lt. Mike Loux at (727) 586-7388.


YMCA offers nutrition workshop

Learn about supplements in a free nutrition workshop at 10:30 a.m. or 8 p.m. Monday at the North Pinellas branch of the YMCA of the Suncoast, 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. For information, call Leslie Stallings, the Y wellness director, at (727) 772-9622.


MLK Jr. Drive to close for 5 days

East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between South Levis and Lincoln avenues, will be closed from Monday to Aug. 29 for a sewer manhole replacement project. Traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be diverted onto South Levis to Oakwood Street to Lincoln Avenue. Access on Martin Luther King Jr. will be provided for local property owners.


Food bank is almost out of food

The Religious Community Services Food Bank, the largest distributor of food to the needy in Pinellas County, is about to run out of food. To help fill its shelves, the organization is having a food drive from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 30 at its location at 700 Druid Road, Clearwater. Donations can be dropped off or pickups can be arranged by calling (727) 443-4031. The Food Bank daily feeds as many as 600 people needing emergency food assistance and provides monthly supplemental groceries to more than 5,000 individuals.

In Sports

With preseason football games starting next week, what questions are facing Pinellas teams? 8C

Pinellas deaths

Bowen, Lillian

Davis, Harold S.

Gauthier, Gerald R.

Gauvin, Roger N.

Graham, Louise Mondani

Hornak, Donald

Lewis, Genevieve

Mantoulides, Christina

McKennon, Thomas

Perlingieri, Catherine

Smith, James "Jay"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Sinkhole closes portion of 142nd Avenue N in Largo 08/21/08 [Last modified: Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:22pm]
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