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May 31, 2002

Jan Glidewell
Highway designers would fit in nets icely
If ever a situation cried out for the sentence, "Get the net!" this one probably does.

Woman's loss saps loved ones' energy
They had never seen her still.

Tampa might share reclaimed water
Tampa could pump 10-million gallons of reclaimed water per day to the county. But pipe work costing $57-million would not be completed until 2007.

Slaying suspect turns himself in
A Zephyrhills teen is accused of fatally shooting a 33-year-old man as revenge for a bad drug deal, police say. He maintains he is innocent.

Lawyer to look over new sign ordinance
WESLEY CHAPEL -- Pasco County's new sign ordinance, designed to spare roads some of the commercial clutter of U.S. 19, won't hit the books until the county is sure the document can withstand legal challenges.

Letters
Test opponents have ways to seek changes
Editor: I am a long-time opponent of high stakes testing. Tests such as the FCAT, SAT, CLAST and the state's graduation exam are neither reliable measures of what a student has learned nor of what the student's capabilities are. Numerous studies have demonstrated that performance on such tests are not even reliable indicators of performance in college, as many of the abilities required for success in college cannot be measured by any test given on a single day. As a student who scored in the top 1 percent on his SAT exam but once dropped out of college after a couple years, I can attest to the myriad qualities required for success not on the exam.
after a couple years, I can attest to the myriad qualities required for success not on the exam.

Two men sought in bank heist
Authorities say the pair also are suspected in two "suspicious person" bank incidents in Pinellas Park.

Boys all-county weightlifting team
WEIGHTLIFTER OF THE YEAR: Josh Harrington, 129, Sr., Zephyrhills.

Girls all-county weightlifting team
WEIGHTLIFTER OF THE YEAR: Lauren Spena, Sr., Ridgewood, 108.

Firefighters can't save Dade City mobile home
DADE CITY -- Firefighters fought a losing battle Thursday against a fire that destroyed a vacant mobile home.

Garden club donates $500 for wildlife cause
DADE CITY -- A big cat brought in big cash Thursday as the Dade City Garden Club donated $500 to support Pascowildlife.com, an organization pushing for a Pasco County land acquisition and management program.

Tiny Ram capped big career with third SAC title
Lauren Spena went undefeated for the third straight season.

Bulldog quietly got it done
Zephyrhills senior Josh Harrington finished his career as a state runner-up.

Music under the stars
The sun goes down, the moon comes up and monthly concerts at Sunset Beach enhance nature's magical moments.

This week
ARTIST DOM DEGREGORIO has an oil painting exhibit that ends today at the UpStairs Gallery at the Pasco Art Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Testimony may alter teacher's sex case
NEW PORT RICHEY -- There have been two constants in the case against James Christopher Howard, the former Bayonet Point Middle School teacher serving eight years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Police reports
Port Richey man faces child abuse charge

Best of the best will do battle
Two county centers will play hosts to the 16th annual Cream of the Crop.

 


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