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Meteorologist to give storm predictions

By TIMES WIRES
Published April 11, 2007


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ST. PETERSBURG

Just how stormy will this year's hurricane season be? Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Web site Weather Underground, will give his 2007 predictions during a free Friday lecture at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S. Masters, who cofounded www.wunderground.com, used to be a "hurricane hunter" with NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center. He'll also chat about what it was like to fly into Hurricane Hugo, the Category 5 hurricane of 1989. The event, which is open to the public, starts at 4 p.m. in the Raymond James Room at Fox Hall.

LARGO

Event for cancer survivors, families

Sunday is National Cancer Survivor's Day.

To celebrate life, the American Cancer Society and Gulfcoast Oncology is hosting a free event at the Florida Botanical Gardens for cancer survivors and their families. Entertainment and activities designed for all ages will run from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Information: (727) 821-0017.

ST. PETERSBURG

Center will accept old cell phones

Have an old cell phone that's just taking up space somewhere? The Sunshine Center will gladly take it off your hands. Old cell phones can be dropped off at the center to be used by senior citizens for 911 emergencies. Phones that don't hold a charge also are accepted. Any money raised by recycling unusable phones will benefit the Area Agency on Aging's Victim Advocate program. The Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 893-7102.

[Last modified April 10, 2007, 20:16:10]


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