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North Pinellas briefs

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 14, 2001


Woman at the center of prayer debate to speak

Woman at the center of prayer debate to speak

TARPON SPRINGS -- Citrus County School Board member Carol Snyder, who has been the focal point of a debate over prayer at public meetings and religious observances in school, is scheduled to speak to the Suncoast Chapter of Americans for Separation of Church and State at 1 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. The meeting is open to the public.

Local author to lead book club discussion

EAST LAKE -- Local author Theresa Sandberg-Arnston, who goes by the pen name Catherine Arnold, will be a guest at the April meeting of the East Lake Community Library Book Club. Sandberg-Arnston lives in Palm Harbor and has written four books, Wrongful Death, Imperfect Justice, Due Process and Class Action. The lead character in the novels is Karen Perry-Mondori, a Pinellas County defense attorney. Extensive references to North Pinellas locations are made throughout the books. The author will lead a discussion and sign books at 7 p.m. Thursday. The discussion is part of a monthly book club series offered at the library. The library is at 4125 East Lake Road.

SPJC to offer classes on condo regulations

St. Petersburg Junior College will soon offer courses to help condominium and cooperative owners manage their communities, comply with state laws and regulations and reduce conflicts among residents. The classes, funded by the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes, address the nuts and bolts of cooperative associations, including regulations and financial management. Class materials were developed by Broward Community College and the non-profit Center for Community and Condominium Living and will be administered through nine community colleges in the state. The free, four-hour classes begin April 26. For information, call 341-4440 or 341-4445.

Series of free law classes continues at SPJC campus

CLEARWATER -- You don't have to be a lawyer to learn about the law. The People's Law School, a series of free sessions sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association, has begun.

All classes, taught by local judges and/or lawyers, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the teaching auditorium of St. Petersburg Junior College, at 2465 Drew St. in Clearwater.

People can attend as few or as many sessions as they wish. There is no homework. Seating is limited, but registration is not necessary. For information, call 461-4869.

Here is a schedule:

Thursday: Small business and intellectual property (patent, trademark and copyright)

April 26: Public school law

May 3: Consumer law and bankruptcy

May 10: Health care, hospital law, nursing home law

May 17: Your rights under the Constitution

May 24: State and local government law

Barbershop group seeks full range of male voices

PALM HARBOR -- The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop Chorus is seeking new tenor, bass, lead and baritone voices. No musical or singing experience is required. The group meets 7 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Senior Activities Center, 1500 16th St. Call 785-9717 or 532-6126 for information.

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