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May 5, 2002

A matter of faith
[Special to the Times]
HOLIDAY -- A 7-month-old girl was dead. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled that someone shook her so hard she suffered "blunt traumatic head and neck injuries."
Jan Glidewell
Reluctantly, I must enter the cell phone age
Any day now I will cave in and allow one more creeping pseudopod of the great technology amoeba to slip under the doorway of my life.

Man jailed in fondling of girl, 10
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A supervisor at the Boys and Girls Club of Pasco County was arrested Friday night after a 10-year-old girl said he fondled her, according to police.

Hudson Middle gives, jazz band delivers
The musicians travel to New York to perform for P.S. 234, a school near ground zero for which students raised $1,600 in a day.

Medical examiner investigation is indeed warranted
Re: Medical examiner needs to rebuild credibility of office, April 30 editorial

Zephyrhills must make livability its prime focus
At the time, New Port Richey's mayor said one thing he disliked about his city was its too frequent reliance on outside consultants.

Bulldogs, Panthers grab titles
The Stewart girls and Pine View boys end other middle-school teams' conference runs.

Ridgewood 3-point specialist to play D-I ball at FAU
NEW PORT RICHEY -- With a 3.7 grade-point average, Joeyn Dearsman thought she had worked hard enough and deserved a lot more than to go to, no offense, a community college.

Loss puts an end to Cobras' season but not their pride
OCALA -- If not for the scoreboard, one would be hard-pressed to decipher the winner of Friday's Class 4A, Region 3 semifinal between Ocala Forest and visiting Hudson.

Joy of victory, agony of defeat, and back to joy
In the unwritten rules of polite journalism, 11 p.m. is normally too late to call someone at home. Given the circumstances, I figured Larry Beets wouldn't mind a rare exception.


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