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North Pinellas digest

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 20, 2001

Ultrasound tests available Friday

SEMINOLE -- Using ultrasound technology, sonographers will perform carotid vascular tests, abdominal aortic aneurysm tests, ankle brachial index screenings and osteoporosis screenings starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Faith Presbyterian Church, 11401 Walker Ave. N. It is sponsored by Life Line Screening. If results warrant, people will be advised to check with their physicians. The tests are $35 each. If a person has the three tests related to the heart, the cost is $95, and an osteoporosis test is an additional $25. Advance registration is required by calling (800) 407-4557.

Second public meeting on water plant tonight

CLEARWATER -- The city is holding a second public meeting tonight to allow residents to learn about a proposed drinking water treatment plant that the city is considering building with Tampa Bay Water, the region's water supplier. The reverse-osmosis plant would push water pumped from underneath the city through membranes, cleansing it of impurities and boosting the city's water supply. The open-house-style meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. will feature several information stations at which residents can ask local officials about topics including sinkhole concerns and costs. The meeting is being held in Kennedy Middle School's gymnasium, 1660 Palmetto St., directly across from the proposed site of the plant.

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