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    North Pinellas digest

    By Times staff reports

    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 3, 2001

    Workshop helps women with cancer

    LARGO -- Women who have had cancer are invited to a free workshop, "Look Good, Feel Better," at 6 p.m. Monday at Largo Medical Center, 201 14th St. SW. A professional cosmetologist will demonstrate makeup and hairstyle techniques, skin care and the use of wigs, scarves and turbans. The workshop is for women whose cancer treatments have caused hair loss, loss of skin moisture and changes in skin tone. Participants will receive free makeup kits valued at more than $100 each. Sponsors are the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association. Space is limited; reservations are required. Call the Largo Medical Center's Health Care Referral Service, 588-5702.

    Meet Miss Seminole at receptions

    SEMINOLE -- Freedom Square and Lake Seminole Square retirement complexes are holding receptions for Miss Seminole 2001, Jennifer Tuhro, who will compete in the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant in June. She will be at Freedom Square's Roskamp Auditorium, 7800 Liberty Lane, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday. Then, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, she will be in the Lake Seminole Square atrium, 8333 Seminole Blvd. The public is invited. To register, call 398-0244.

    Driver turned off lights in chase, deputies say

    PALM HARBOR -- A 20-year-old Orlando man sped away from deputies at more than 80 mph and drove through a darkened subdivision with his lights off during a chase about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

    Brian T. Bashara failed roadside sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level more than double the level at which Florida law presumes a driver to be impaired after his 1990 Nissan was stopped at Alderman and Fleeman roads. He was charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, driving under the influence, possession of an alcoholic beverage and having an altered Florida driver's license. Deputies found a bottle of Sam Adams beer in the car and Bashara admitted to altering the license, according to arrest reports. Bashara, who arrest reports said is in the Air Force, turned off the car lights to elude capture, deputies said. He was released Saturday from the Pinellas County Jail after posting $6,250 bail.

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