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Shelters open for cold weather

For the first time this winter, Pinellas County activated its Cold Night Shelter Program on Monday. Cliff Smith, with the county's Department of Social Services, said the shelters open from Dec. 1 through March 15 when the temperatures are predicted to drop to 40 or below. It is likely they will open tonight as the forecast calls for temperatures around freezing again. The shelters, run in conjunction with the Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless, are:

Turning Point, 1801 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.


Archbishop Spyridon, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in North and South America, will arrive on U.S. Airways flight 401 at 1:37 p.m. today at Tampa International Airport. An incorrect time was listed in an information box Sunday.