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Last day to register to vote is Monday

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 30, 2007


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COUNTYWIDE

Want to vote in a city election or presidential primary on Jan. 29? Dec. 31 is the deadline to register to vote or to change your party registration.

Registration is required for new voters.

New residents from other Florida counties can make an address change through election day.

Voters can register during regular business hours at any Supervisor of Elections office, public library, driver license office or any government office handling social services or disabilities. For a list of registration sites, visit www.votepinellas.com.

The Jan. 29 ballot includes elections in Clearwater and Safety Harbor, presidential primaries for registered Democrats and Republicans and referendums for all voters on statewide changes to property taxes and tax support for Pinellas County schools.

Call the Supervisor of Elections office at (727) 464-6108 or log onto www.votepinellas.com.

CLEARWATER

Recycling to benefit women's program

St. Petersburg College's Women on the Way program will benefit from an electronics recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26.

Unneeded working or reusable electronics will be recycled on the Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St.

The dropoff site will be on the west end of the south parking lot, accessible from Old Coachman Road. The program will receive cash from Hands on Recycling for each reusable item in working condition. It will use the proceeds for scholarships.

Acceptable items include desktop computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, audio and video (VCRs, CDs, DVDs) equipment, cell phones, inkjet and laser cartridges, fax machines, scanners and printers. All computer hard drives will be wiped before reuse.

Hands on Recycling also can arrange to have equipment picked up from businesses. Call (727) 791-2634.

CLEARWATER

Got a question for a judge?

A panel of local judges will discuss "The Judicial System from the Judge's Perspective" and answer audience questions during the first session of the Clearwater Bar Association's 2008 People's Law School.

The program is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the fine arts auditorium of the Drew Street campus of St. Petersburg College.

The People's Law School will continue weekly at the college on Thursdays through April. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish, free of charge. No registration is required. Future topics include:

-Jan. 17 - How a jury trial really works.

-Jan. 24 - Criminal law.

-Jan. 31 - Independent court system.

For a complete schedule of classes, visit clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

DUNEDIN

State park offers wildlife, plant tours

See a variety of plants and wildlife in their natural habitat on guided walks with Florida Park Service rangers at Honeymoon Island State Park at 11 a.m. every Saturday through March.

The walks are free, however, there is a park entrance fee of $5 for two to eight people in a vehicle, $3 for one person in a vehicle and $1 for walkers or bicyclists.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and may want to bring binoculars and a field guide.

Meet the ranger at the beginning of the Nature Trail. The park is at 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. For more information, call the park at (727) 469-5942 or visit www.floridastateparks.org.

[Last modified December 29, 2007, 21:30:51]


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