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One of two drivers injured in a crash Saturday has died. Christos Neofotistos, 74, of Dunedin was struck by Jesse Lee Chitren, 17, of Belleair Beach, after the teenager ran a red light at Belcher Road and Solon Avenue, according to Pinellas County sheriff's officials. Neofotistos, who died about 11 a.m. Thursday, was trying to turn left onto Solon Avenue and was not wearing a seat belt. He was ejected from his Chevrolet van in the collision, investigators said. Chitren, who drove a 2000 Nissan truck and was wearing a seat belt, remained hospitalized Thursday at Bayfront Medical Center, where both drivers were flown with serious injuries after the crash. An investigation is continuing, sheriff's officials said.


Come and audition for 'Utopia, Ltd.'

The Gilbert and Sullivan Players will hold auditions for Utopia, Ltd. at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Needed are 15 men and women; all ages and vocal ranges are welcome. Call director Jamie Bierchen at (813) 334-3747 to audition for a principal role. Those interested in being in the chorus should call Bierchen to let him know that you would like to participate.


'Wiser Magi' called off due to illness

The Wiser Magi, scheduled for the first two weekends in December at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, has been canceled due to family illness.

Holiday support for military families

The 4-H Operation Military Kids project will join forces with individuals, military members, veterans and community organizations to launch a support program for military families this holiday season. The adopt-a-military-family project is designed to serve families of deployed, returning and wounded soldiers in our area. For more information, call (727) 582-2469 or e-mail

Jewish school offers information

The Pinellas County Jewish Day School, 1775 S Highland Ave., Clearwater, will host an information session about the middle school program at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The school offers transitional kindergarten through Grade 8 and is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. The school also operates under the charter of the Solomon Schecter Day School Association, a Conservative Jewish day school organization. For more information, call 588-0100 or visit the Web site at

New student registration begins

Starting today, parents of incoming kindergarten students or other children who will be new to Pinellas County schools in August can begin registering their children at a family education and information center to receive a student identification number. Only registered students will be able to apply during the application period, which is March 5-24, for choice attendance area schools. The family education centers are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and are at 1101 Marshall St. in Clearwater, 298-2858, and 3420 Eighth Ave. S in St. Petersburg, 552-1595.