FHP identifies pedestrian hit on boulevard

By Times Staff Writer
Published September 12, 2007


The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the elderly man killed Thursday as he tried to cross Seminole Boulevard. Carl Mansperger, 77, of Columbus, Ohio, was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was pronounced dead. Larry Coggins, FHP's spokesman, said that Mansperger had no family in the area. Investigators said Mansperger was crossing Seminole Boulevard about 6:45 p.m. when he stopped at the center median. When he tried to cross the northbound lane, he stepped in front of a 2006 Honda Civic being driven by Erin A. Reese, 22, of St. Petersburg. No charges have been filed.

Roll out barrels,collect some rain

Learn how to collect rainwater from your roof at a free rain barrel workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pinellas County Extension Services, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Barrels will be available for purchase. Registration is required by calling (727) 582-2673.


Cats will come ready to adopt

Looking for a playful kitten or a loving cat? Save Our Strays Inc. has teamed up with PetSmart to sponsor a feline adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart stores at Countryside and Largo malls. Each cat has received a complete medical exam and the $50 adoption fee includes spay or neuter, vaccinations for rabies and distemper, deworming and microchipping. Save Our Strays, a nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare group established in 1994, is dedicated to finding homes for abandoned or homeless kittens and cats. For more information, call (727) 481-5091.


What to serve with the beer

Sauerbraten, parsley potatoes and apple nut strudel will be on the menu from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday when chef Bil Mitchell demonstrates how to prepare an Oktoberfest meal at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Twenty-five tickets for seats at the sample table will be given out starting at 11 a.m. The free program is sponsored by the library and Publix Apron's Cooking School. For more information, call 562-4970, ext. 5284.