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WWII vets will fly from Pinellas County to Washington to visit memorials

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Clearwater

World War II vets will travel to Washington

On Tuesday, an Honor Flight with 72 World War II veterans will depart St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport on an Allegiant Air charter flight for a daylong trip to Washington, D.C., and the memorials there, including the World War II Memorial. The veterans will return about 7:15 p.m. from Dulles International Airport to the St. Petersburg-Clearwater airport. Their "Welcome Home Celebration" is open to the public, and various groups will be at the airport to greet the veterans. For information, visit honorflight wcf.org.

Sickle cell group to hold golf tourney

To mark Sickle Cell Awareness Month, a golf tournament will be held next Saturday at the Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. Registration will start at 8 a.m., and the tournament will start at 9 a.m. The cost is $90, which includes 18 holes, range balls, a cart fee, a green fee and a luncheon. A hole-in-one could garner a 2011 Kia Optima LX. The tournament is being sponsored by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Upper Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties. Sickle cell disease is a life-threatening genetic disorder that occurs in approximately one in every 400 African-American infants born in the United States each year. For information, e-mail sickle cell@tampabay.rr.com or call (727) 943-2355.

countywide

Obama organizer will speak at event

Victoria Kirby, regional coordinator of Obama for America, will be the guest speaker at the next Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club meeting. It will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Thirsty Marlin Grill, 351 West Bay Drive. The program will also include speaker James Allen, a Pinellas County CPA and founder of the National CPA Legal Defense Fund. He will talk about whistle-blowers and financial fraud in the accounting industry. For reservations and more information, call Rich Piper at (727) 588-0891.

Palm Harbor

7 photographers' work on display

Work by seven photographers associated with the Florida Center for Creative Photography is on display inside the John Brock Art Alcove at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The display includes photographs of familiar landmarks, nature and foreign scenery. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 27. For more information, visit palmharborlibrary.org or call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3021.

Local sports

Two local youth teams won Labor Day tournaments in baseball and hockey: the Winning Inning's 12-year-old Tigers, based in Clearwater, and the Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning Squirt A team, which plays out of the Clearwater Ice Arena and the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar. Story, Page 12

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