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Don't worry, holiday lights will shine soon

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 28, 2007


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CLEARWATER

The downtown Cleveland Street revitalization effort is looking good, city leaders say, but there's one thing missing this winter season: holiday lighting. That will be fixed Friday, however, when local leaders flip the switch and light up the street. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Royalty Theatre and features free cocoa, coffee and cookies. In addition, a marching band will play holiday tunes. Santa is even expected to join in on the lighting and a free screening of The Polar Express. For more information, call (727) 562-4464.

PALM HARBOR

Bilirakis gets another challenger

Another Democrat has announced plans to join the race for U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis' congressional seat. Former Plant City Mayor John Dicks will challenge Republican incumbent Bilirakis. Dicks, an attorney and father of two, has served for nine years on the Plant City Council, three of which he has held the title of mayor. He said he wants to redeploy troops currently in Iraq and make health care more accessible to Americans. The election will be held in November 2008.

DUNEDIN

Pedestrian struck by car, badly hurt

A man was critically hurt when he was struck by a car while he tried to cross Alt. U.S. 19 south of Swan Circle about 8 p.m. Monday. The Florida Highway Patrol said 60-year-old Gerald Krajewski, of Holiday, was driving his 2007 Ford Focus north on Alt. 19 when he struck the man, who was wearing dark clothes, on a dark stretch of the road. Troopers said Krajewski tried to avoid striking the man, who was hit by the front passenger side of the Ford, bounced off the car and landed in the northbound turn lane. The pedestrian, who was not identified because authorities were trying to contact his family, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with critical injuries.

The downtown Cleveland Street revitalization effort is looking good, city leaders say, but there's one thing missing this winter season: holiday lighting.

The puzzle was left out of Tuesday's Times. For the solution to Nov. 25's puzzle, plus today's puzzle, please see pages 2 and 7.

[Last modified November 27, 2007, 20:22:52]


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