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Man accused of having child pornography

By TIMES STAFF
Published March 24, 2007


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CLEARWATER

Pinellas sheriff's detectives arrested a Clearwater man on 11 counts of possessing child pornography Friday. Brian A. Humphries, 35, who works at an animal hospital in St. Petersburg, was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $110,000. Federal authorities learned that Humphries had subscribed to a Web site promoting child pornography and seized his computer in March 2006, officials said. They turned the computer over to sheriff's detectives, who found numerous sexual images and videos depicting children as young as 4, they said. "Child pornography is obviously not a victimless crime," sheriff's Sgt. Jim Bordner said. "People who buy, trade or promote this type of material perpetuate this terrible crime."

COUNTYWIDE

Learn boating skills from experts

A three-week boating skills and seamanship class taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday starting Tuesday at the Landings Marina, 23 Oscar Hill Road, Tarpon Springs. Students will learn boat handling, navigation, Florida boating laws and emergency and radio communications. Upon completion, participants will qualify for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Safe Boating Card. The $50 registration fee covers the cost of program materials. Call 938-8568.

Apply for summer journalism program

Students who enjoy writing, photography or design and want to learn about journalism can apply for scholarships to the Poynter Institute's High School Journalism Program, thanks to a grant from the Gannett Foundation/Tampa Bay's 10 News. Scholarships will cover the $325 tuition and all materials and field trips for the program, which begins with a two-week summer camp at Poynter from June 4 to 15. Participants will return to the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg for workshops one Tuesday evening each month during the school year. Poynter's high school journalism program is open to Tampa Bay area students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the fall. For an application, go to www.poynter.org/highschool2007 or call (727) 821-9494. Admission is limited to 30 students, and the deadline to apply for the program and the scholarships is March 31.

TARPON SPRINGS

Learn women's global influence

Author Keith Long will talk about the global influence of the American woman from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free CDs of Long's regional radio talk show series, "What Women Know and Don't Tell Men," will be available. Call 943-4922.

LARGO

Fish fry, movie and snacks at church

St. Patrick Catholic School, 2121 16th Ave. SW, will hold a fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday inside Monsignor McCall Parish Hall. Pizza also will be available. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children. After dinner, a family movie will be shown on the church lawn, with popcorn and snow cones for sale. Call Dave Ruppel at 560-0063.

[Last modified March 24, 2007, 07:34:24]


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