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By TIMES WIRES
Published October 10, 2006


Robber shows no gun but gets drugstore's money

LARGO - Detectives on Monday were searching for a man who walked into a Walgreens on Sunday night, suggested he had a gun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was hurt. Police said this is what happened: The robber, wearing a black baseball cap, a white tank top and gray camouflage shorts, entered the store at 2991 Roosevelt Blvd. about 10 p.m. He went directly to the front counter and told the clerk to empty the cash register or he would pull out a gun. The clerk complied and the robber never showed any weapon. The man, however, touched the counter top, leaving fingerprints that investigators hope to use to identify him. The suspect was described as white, about 6 feet 2 with a medium build. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Largo police at 587-6730.

Ricky Nelson's sons perform a tribute to him

LARGO - TV heartthrob and music icon Ricky Nelson will be remembered in two tribute concerts by sons Matthew and Gunnar at 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Largo Cultural Center. Tickets are $22 VIP, $19 advance, $22 day of show and $17 Star Series. Choose three or more Star Series shows, and receive $2 off per show. Call the box office at (727) 587-6793, or go online at www.Ticketmaster.com or www.largoarts.com. The Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive in Largo Central Park.

Quick course on boating safety is this weekend

The Coast Guard Auxiliary's Clearwater flotilla will offer America's Boating Course on Saturday and Sunday . This two-lesson program is designed for boaters who cannot find time for a comprehensive boating course. Participants meet Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Programs are held at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd. on Sand Key. The $30 fee covers books and course materials. Call 469-8895 or visit http://a0701101.uscgaux.info.

Jobs by the dozen will be at Clearwater event

St. Petersburg College and WorkNet Pinellas are sponsoring a job fair scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the quad of the college's Clearwater campus at Drew Street and Old Coachman Road. The job fair is open to the public and will feature nearly 30 recruiters. They include Radio Shack, the U.S. Navy, Franklin Templeton Investments, ValPak, Kane's Furniture, SCC Soft Computer, BIC Graphics, AmeriCorps, Nielsen Media Research, Dunstone Financial and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Positions offered include full- and part-time, and range from entry level to those needing leadership experience. For more information, call the college's Career Development Center at (727) 791-2680.

Teachers, here's a chance to showcase student work

Teachers can show their students' best work. We're looking for artwork, poems, short stories or other work to publish on our Top of the Class page Tuesdays. Send an e-mail describing your project to rmartin@sptimes.com Please include your name and phone number in the e-mail, or you can call (727) 445-4151.

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[Last modified October 10, 2006, 07:23:50]


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