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Three men arrested in liquor sales to minors


3 men arrested in liquor sales to minors

Clearwater police say three men sold alcohol to minors during an undercover operation last week on Clearwater Beach, Island Estates and Sand Key. John Farrell, 52, of Largo, Bryan Kern, 24, of Clearwater, and Richard Osborne, 52, of Clearwater each were arrested Thursday and given a notice to appear in court, Clearwater public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. According to authorities, the Clearwater police Beach Walk Community Policing Team conducted the undercover detail to address numerous complaints about the sale of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals. The arrested men sold beer to an underage undercover person at the Circle Food Mart (601 Mandalay Ave.), Hilton Hotel (400 Mandalay Ave.) and Sai Shop (385 Mandalay Ave.), police said.

Police veteran earns promotion

Clearwater police Sgt. Daniel Slaughter has been promoted to lieutenant. Slaughter will serve as the department's special operations commander overseeing several programs, including school resource officers, the traffic enforcement team and Hispanic outreach. Police Chief Sid Klein presented Slaughter with a lieutenant's bar during a promotion ceremony Friday. "Dan brings an excellent skill set to a very challenging assignment," Klein said. Slaughter is a 16-year veteran with the department.

Home Ownership expo seeks vendors

Organizers for the 18th annual HOPE (Home Ownership for People Everywhere) Expo are calling for vendors. It will be held June 13 at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The event will be held in conjunction with National Homeownership Month and will include lenders, realtors, home inspectors, credit counselors and downpayment assistance program representatives as well as a home buyer workshop. For information, visit www.


Library hosts job seekers workshop

A job seekers workshop, "Finding a Job in Today's Market,'' will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Interviewing skills, resumes and job search strategies will be discussed. The workshop is free. For information, call (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

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Armchair Travelers visit Down Under

For the next installment of its Armchair Traveler Series, the Palm Harbor Library will present a program on Australia and New Zealand. At 2 p.m. Thursday, world travelers will discuss their trips and share photos. The library hosts this series the second Thursday of each month. For information, call (727) 784-3332.

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