Susan Stanton, the former Largo city manager formerly known as Steve Stanton, will talk about her journey from a public servant, husband and father to life in the public eye as a single woman advocating for the rights of the transgender community during a "wine and cheese" lecture Friday at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Interested? The 7 p.m. event costs $10 and reservations are requested at (727) 894-1052 ext. 200.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Report: Man stabs sister's boyfriend
A 40-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested late Saturday on charges of attacking his sister's boyfriend while their children watched. According to a Pasco Sheriff's Office report, Javier Rodriguez, 6252 Massachusetts Ave., stepped into the middle of an argument between his sister and the boyfriend. Their names were not released. Rodriguez twice slapped the man, who punched Rodriguez, the report said. Rodriguez grabbed a knife from the kitchen table, according to the report, but an 11-year-old pried it away. Rodriguez picked up another knife and went after the boyfriend, the report said. The boyfriend defended himself with an umbrella but was slashed. The siblings went to a neighbor's house. Deputies arrived soon after. The man's injuries were not life threatening.
Calling all hound dogs, teddy bears
Calling all Elvis Presley impersonators: You won't want to miss the opportunity to showcase your talents for a celebration of Elvis' birthday on Jan. 6, 2008, at the Largo Cultural Center. To audition, send your press kit, including a DVD with bio and photos, to the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, P.O. Box 296, Largo, FL, 33779-0296. The entry deadline is Sept. 30.
Council offers help with Medicare
Recognizing that diabetes and high blood pressure can ravage the heart and other organs, Medicare now pays for preventative screenings as a way to identify problems before they get serious. It's a rare jump into wellness for Medicare and not many people know about it. To spread the word, the National Council on Aging will host a forum in St. Petersburg on Wednesday about diabetes, hypertension and Medicare benefits. Medicare's "Mobile Office Tour Bus'' will be on hand to help with free hypertension screening. The forum will be at the Enoch Davis Community Center, 1111 18th Avenue S, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.