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May 24, 2002

Jan Glidewell
Meaning of graduation shouldn't be taken lightly
I have a slightly unusual perspective on the Pasco issue of whether kids who haven't met graduation requirements should take part in graduation ceremonies: A long time ago I was one of those kids.

County challenges two Dade City annexations
The vice mayor wants to fight Pasco's lawsuits that attempt to nullify the city's pair of annexations.

County's wealth moves to the east
The 2000 Census shows population and income growth in central Pasco with the whole county getting younger in the 1990s.

Slain woman's family asks for protection
The brother-in-law of a woman killed by a deputy says he fears the woman's brother. A judge orders no contact between the men.

Boy takes stand to ID molester
Because defendant Paul Kline backed out of a plea deal last year, the testimony was required.

Boaters will ignore rules for sandbar
The group Save Our Sandbar wants to continue its recreational activities without interference from state, despite less restrictive rules.

Boy takes stand to ID molester
Because defendant Paul Kline backed out of a plea deal last year, the testimony was required.

Company wants delay in weight loss lawsuit
The maker of Body Solutions says a glut of court cases is creating a logistical problem for the firm.

New Main Street director responds to complaints
Only nine months in the job, Cynthia Craig brushes off criticism from one business owner.

County challenges two Dade City annexations
The vice mayor wants to fight Pasco's lawsuits that attempt to nullify the city's pair of annexations.

Police reports
Man robs Circle K store; police have no suspects

Champion skaters show off routines
A spaghetti dinner also will allow 17 athletes to raise funds for a regional competition next month.

Concert to benefit music scholarships
Seven years ago, Karen Wilcox went with her son to the honors banquet for Pasco County students.

This week
MADI ART by artist-sculptor Volf Roitman is on exhibit through Saturday at the Pasco Art Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Oil paintings by Dom DeGregorio are on exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery through the end of May. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free.

Official will admit his ethical 'mistake'
ZEPHYRHILLS -- City Council member Mike Bussell will pay $500 and admit to twice violating state ethics laws by failing to list a house he owned on financial disclosure forms during campaigns in 1999 and 2000.

Golden South
WHERE: Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, The First Academy, Orlando.

Knights well on way
River Ridge shows it can be better than a 3-7 team.

Younger Eva turns heads at quarterback
HUDSON -- Hudson's most potent returning offensive player watched from the sidelines Wednesday as his brother showcased his talents.

Gulf puts points on the board
A new offensive scheme results in a 39-20 score in the spring scrimmage.

Editorial
Privilege of graduating is for those who earn it
The Pasco County School District used to pride itself on having tougher academic standards than the state of Florida. That changed amid a state budget crunch a decade ago when the School Board shortened the school day to six periods and reduced the number of credits needed for a diploma from 26 to the state standard of 24.

Letters
Ceremony should be for graduates only
Editor: It is astonishing and disappointing to think that graduation has become nothing more than a walk across the stage, a handshake and tassel-turning spectacle as perceived by some our School Board members and other educational leaders.

 


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