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July 2, 2002

Truck makes sinkhole, falls into it
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
A pest control truck struck a hydrant, water flowed, and a new sinkhole was created.

Jan Glidewell

Men in suits terrorize American economy
If there is such a thing as economic terrorism -- and I don't see why there can't be -- then I have to wonder whether we are at more risk from al-Qaida or from the corporations (and their accountants) that are supposed to be the backbone of this nation's strength.

Increase taxes to save land?
A group that wants to raise property taxes to purchase environmentally sensitive land will present poll results.

Leaders' pay raises considered
Dade City commissioners' pay has not budged in at least 20 years. A proposal to double their $100 monthly stipend is on the table.

Bummer budget for New Port Richey
The city manager asks for a tax increase and a new fee and points out reserves are dwindling.

Ferocious fox meets its match
A Hudson amputee wrestles it to the ground, and a neighbor slays the fox with a hammer. A 130-pound Rottweiler didn't scare it away.

3 injured as Jeep hits tree near Zephyrhills
ZEPHYRHILLS -- A young woman and a boy suffered serious injury Monday evening when their red Jeep Cherokee smashed head-on into a tree on Wire Road, north of Zephyrhills.

Wet now? Could worsen if lakes fill
Forecasters at the National Weather Service on Monday said that periodic flooding has hit Pasco County and other central Florida areas in recent days due to heavy rains, but if the downpours continue, it could get worse.

Suit says lack of public comment was wrong
A Port Richey man is asking a judge to order the mayor to allow more citizen input.

Family's moves have Dragicevic in good position
Goran Dragicevic credits his success on the tennis courts to his dad, an improved mental game and lots of matches.

Losses to Belles spark West Pasco Ponytails
The younger team advances to the district final after dropping two scrimmages.

State legislators want to hear from you today
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Two state legislators want to get some feedback from residents about work done in Tallahassee this year.

Family rages, grieves at sentencing
Daniel Wingard murdered a husband and father, Michael Altieri, in December. He will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Times newspaper boxes clog right of way, too
Editor: I have read with interest your numerous editorials speaking out against the park benches that are placed at county bus stops and various other points for pedestrian convenience at no expense to the county. You have stated that the benches should be removed and eliminated for a number of reasons, including the fact that they are on county right of way, generate profit to the owners, don't compensate the county for being located on the county property, and that they are a visual blight upon the roadways.


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  • Alonzo shows in win he's learning the ropes
  • Dominique steers out of skid

  • Letters
  • Thanks to all in Public Works
  • Scallopers crowd gulf waters as ban lifted
  • Social Security examined
  • Projects could be delayed
  • Spring Hill water worth less?
  • Ferocious fox meets its match in amputee
  • They never thought he'd live
  • Pastor pledges a land 'under God'

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