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Group gathers to search for missing woman

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 1, 2008


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LARGO

The search continues for 86-year-old Mary "Cappy" Zelter, who has not been seen since shopping at Albertson's on East Bay and Belcher on Tuesday. More than 100 friends, family members and concerned citizens will gather at Albertson's at 10 a.m. today to launch a search for the grandmother and distribute fliers throughout the area. Mary Lalluci, Zelter's daughter, said there had been no sign of her mother as of Friday evening. Zelter is about 5 feet 3 and has a thin build and white hair. Her car is a 2003 Chrysler Sebring convertible, white with a black top, and it has a Florida license plate, CZ 103. Police ask anyone who sees her or has information about her to call (727) 587-6728 or 587-6730.

EAST LAKE

Injured eagle to be transferred today

Audubon of Florida eagle watcher Barb Walker, who regularly watches a pair of bald eagles nesting in Grey Oaks subdivision, suspects the male eagle found injured Thursday may have lost patience with a rowdy group of subadult bald eagles seen near the nest. So he attacked them and lost the fight. Walker said the hospital manager at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary confirmed the injuries appear to be from another eagle. The manager said all the feathers were stripped off the injured side of the eagle's face, but the bird appears to have sight in the eye. The injured wing is badly bruised, but Walker said it will eventually heal. The bird will be transferred to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland today for further treatment.

DUNEDIN

Puppy manners class starts soon

If that new puppy is digging up the back yard, Puppy Manners can help. A six-week session begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The course includes basic manners and socialization activities for puppies ages 10 to 16 weeks. Cost is $65 for Dunedin residents and $80 for nonresidents. For information, call (727) 812-4530.

Correction

The city of Clearwater's step program for police and firefighters provides for a 5 percent pay increase each year for the first five years of employment. Firefighters then receive a 2.5 percent increase every two years for the next 12 years. Police receive a 2.5 percent step increase each year for the next six years. Because of incorrect information provided by the city, the program was described incorrectly in a Feb. 26 story.

[Last modified February 29, 2008, 22:06:35]


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