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By Times Staff Writer
Published December 7, 2007
Largo police said a man robbed the Fifth Third Bank at 705 Eighth Ave. SW about 3 p.m. Thursday. The man covered his face with a green bandana and was wearing a black ball cap, black leather jacket, dark pants and white running shoes. He passed a note to the teller saying he was robbing the bank and that he had a gun. Police said he coughed profusely throughout the robbery and is thought to be suffering from an illness. He fled the scene on foot westbound across Ridge Road. Police think the man also robbed Whitney Bank at 14040 Walsingham Road on Nov. 30.
City protests cable company decision
City Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday protesting Bright House Networks' decision to remove government access channels from the company's basic cable lineup. If basic cable subscribers want to catch local politicians in action now, they'll have to upgrade to digital cable or rent a special digital box for $1 a month. The change goes into effect Dec. 11. Commissioner Peter Dalacos called the decision a "money grab" by Bright House.
Teens, submit photos for contest
The Clearwater Public Library system is hosting a teen photography contest for teens in grades 6 to 12. The theme is "Through the Lens: Global Warming." All entries need to be turned in or postmarked by Jan. 22. First and second prizes will be awarded to winners in both middle and high school. Photographs must be submitted by mail or in person at any Clearwater Public Library. A contest entry form can be picked up at any Clearwater Library or online at www.myclearwater.com/cpl.
Teach your puppy some manners
The Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, will be offering a puppy manners class this month. Receive instruction on how to teach your puppy to sit, lay down, come to you and walk nicely on a leash. Tips on dealing with common puppy problems, such as biting, housetraining and chewing, also included. The six-week course is taught by a certified pet dog trainer. The cost is $65 for Dunedin residents; $80 for nonresidents. Current vaccinations required. Next class starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. For information, call (727) 812-4530 or visit the Web at www.dunedinfl.net.
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