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    North pinellas digest

    By Times staff reports

    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 10, 2001

    County official to speak at chamber luncheon

    SEMINOLE -- Brian C. Cartland, business development manager for the Pinellas County Economic Development department, will be the speaker at the April 19 luncheon of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce. It begins at 11:30 a.m. at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N, Seminole. Cost: $10, preferably paid in advance. To sign up, call the chamber office, 392-3245.

    Antique car show coming to Heritage Village

    LARGO -- Heritage Village will be the setting for the 15th annual Picnic in the Village and Antique Car Show sponsored by the Pin-Mar Antique Car Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the 21-acre park, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. There will be musical entertainment, a children's Easter bonnet contest, a soapbox oratory for "candidates" for the Heritage Village mayoral race and games. You can bring a picnic lunch or purchase food at the event. The car show will feature original and restored antique automobiles from 1959 or before. Free admission. For information, call Bob Croslin, 588-9182 or Charlee Westerman, 582-2123.

    Fire damages pavilion, snack bar at Dorsett Park

    TARPON SPRINGS -- A fire burned part of a pavilion and snack bar at Dorsett Park, at the corner of Levis Avenue and Harrison Street, early Monday , said Kevin Bowman, deputy chief of the Tarpon Springs Fire Department. He said the fire, which was reported about 3:30 a.m., was suspicious. It destroyed the roof of the concrete block structure, which is next to a baseball field, and caused about $50,000 in damage, Bowman said.

    Man accused of trying to incite riot in street

    TARPON SPRINGS -- Officers arrested a Clearwater man early Sunday morning after responding to a call about a large, unruly crowd gathered on North Avenue, Tarpon Springs police said Monday. Police said the crowd consisted of more than 100 people and was blocking traffic at about 2:30 a.m. Officers asked people to move out of the street to allow vehicles to pass, but David L. Fisher, 43, of 1345 Sandy Lane, told the crowd to stay in the street and tried to incite a riot, police said. Officers asked Fisher three times to step onto the curb, but he refused, police said. Fisher was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction, and the crowd cleared on seeing his arrest, police said. Fisher was released from the Pinellas County Jail on his own recognizance.

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