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Tarpon's Citizen's Alliance for Progress meets Thursday to elect new members

Tarpon Springs

Facing scrutiny, Group to elect new members

Citizens Alliance for Progress, a nonprofit social service provider, will elect new board members at a meeting Thursday that could be raucous. CAP has been under scrutiny since its divided board fired executive director David Archie in December. The heat is on two board members who led the drive to fire Archie. County social service officials who fund and oversee CAP say they can't substantiate charges the board members made against Archie. And they have faulted the two for leading other board members to believe CAP would lose its funding if it did not get rid of Archie. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Union Academy Family Center, 401 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Tarpon Springs.

Slickside kicks off free concert series

The first free concert of the 2009 series will feature the band Slickside and include a huge bonfire starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach, at the west end of Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. Bring your own seating. Call (727) 942-5628.

CLEARWATER

Greyhound bus station reopens

The Clearwater Greyhound bus station has reopened at 2815 Gulf to Bay Blvd., in the Clearwater East Shopping Center. The station, which reopened Jan. 15, had been closed since September for renovations. Ten buses a day depart for points throughout Florida and the United States, plus service into both Canada and Mexico. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Call (727) 796-7315.

Council to hear budget forecast

Expect gloomy news when the City Council holds a special meeting Thursday to hear a forecast on next year's budget. The meeting is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

Dunedin

Author to sign books at library

National best-selling author Jim Swain will appear at 7 p.m. today at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. A book-signing will follow. Call (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man accused of armed robbery

On Monday morning at a bus stop near the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, one man told another: "You think I'm not afraid to kill you?" And then David J. Spencer, 22, of Tarpon Springs, pulled out a knife, punched the victim in face and stole $100, deputies say. Spencer was found at Community Hospital, visiting a friend. He denied hitting the victim — or stealing his $100. Spencer was charged with armed robbery and is being held in the Pasco County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

In Sports

Boys soccer region semifinals, 7C

Correction

The AARP Tax Aide program is offered at the Palm Harbor Community Center on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A story Tuesday, based on incorrect information in a press release, gave the wrong days.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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