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June 7, 2002

Fedco to close factory, fire 52
Peerless Group, the parent company, is combining its Pasco and Chicago plants with one in Sidney, Ohio, to gain a 75 percent tax abatement for 10 years.

Builder agrees to wildlife buffer
If commissioners approve, Oakstead's developers will add trees and take other steps to keep homes from squeezing an existing wildlife corridor.

Featured creatures thrill kids
World of Reptiles gives youngsters a new -- and wiggly -- kind of educational experience.

City sued over apartments for mentally ill
A health care company goes to court after New Port Richey denied a zoning request to build an 18-unit complex for people with mental health disorders.

State examines claims against building department
Allegations of missing public records and homes not built to code are under scrutiny, says Port Richey's city manager.

Newcomer enters race for state House seat
John T. Russell, 46, said he wants to debate incumbent state Rep. Ken Littlefield at every turn.

Woman spits on officer while locked up, police say
DADE CITY -- Melinda Diane Lewis already was having a bad night Wednesday, but it got worse.

This week
COMEDY IN THE CANYON: Comedian and musician John Charles will perform at Rock Crusher Canyon's Garden Pavilion today. Tickets are $18 and include a buffet dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served from 6 to 8 p.m. Performance is from 7 to 10 p.m. Rock Crusher Canyon is at 275 S Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. From U.S. 19 just south of downtown Crystal River, turn east on Venable Road; go 2 miles to Rock Crusher Road and turn right. The entrance is on the left. For information, call (352) 795-1313 or toll-free (877) 722-2696.

Center celebrates artworks of its own
The Pasco Art Center's latest exhibit includes 96 works by its teachers, volunteers and students.

All county boys track team
BEN ALFORD, JR., PASCO: Led county with 13-foot leap ... won SAC title (11-6) ... took second at 2A-District 9.

Wildcat hurdler had sights set high
Angela Medvid thought about the state meet with each passing race.

Ladimir lands county soccer star
Former Hudson player convinces Gulf forward Alex Maric to come to Lenoir-Rhyne.

All county girls track team
KRISTEN BENEDINI, SR., ZEPHYRHILLS: State qualifier won 800 at 2A-Region 3 (2:33.09) ... second at 2A-District 9 meet.

Pirate ready to soar even higher
DADE CITY -- Pasco jumper Keymo Pearson may be the most respected track athlete in the county.

Police reports
Man in disguise robs First Union bank


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