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August 22, 2002

Sheriff's answers ring hollow to mother
Tara Ramsdell's pain from her daughter's death is not lessened by a talk with the sheriff. Her anger rises.

Deputies, jail inmates chip in to tear down mountain of rubbish
The junk in this man's yard was reaching epic proportions. Tickets and fines didn't make a dent, but caring people did.

Clark target of an ethics complaint
He's accused of failing to disclose assets on an elections form. The case could take a year.

Diary complaints get response
The Dade City manager suggests remedies for City Hall morale, but at least two people say he did not go far enough.

Cooke takes training on the road
It has been just three years since Bob Cooke began playing tennis.

County ready to accept bids
The free athletic trainer service could be restored at six county high schools as soon as Friday.

Team hits stride early
Mitchell boys runners dominate their county foes at the USF Twilight 5K, an ominous sign as the season nears.

Qualifying first step to Open
When David Budney moved to Pasco County with his wife two years ago, he made no secret of his intentions for retirement.

Late book? Better have good story
New Port Richey may change some library rules. One example: You might get to wipe out a late fee if you have a documented excuse.

Democrat McCart to join House race
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Republican Heather Fiorentino will have a Democratic opponent for the state House District 46 seat, after all.

Armed man robs gas station
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A man with a semiautomatic handgun wearing a camouflage mask, pants and shirt robbed a Citgo station on Little Road about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Pasco County sheriff's deputies said.

Several children injured when bus, SUV collide
The driver of the SUV also is injured, but none of the injuries is considered life threatening.

Man, 20, accused of having sex with girl, 13
DADE CITY -- Dade City police officers on Tuesday arrested a 20-year-old man they say had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Teenager killed in 4-wheeler accident
The driver, 15, dies and another boy, 10, is injured after the vehicle hits a barbed-wire fence.

Businesses seek relief from rules
Four more businesses want a break from Pasco County's recently approved landscaping and irrigation ordinance.

Edna McGinnis, 107, shared her memories
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Edna McGinnis couldn't see, but she could tell tales about dresses her mother made her when she was a kid, describing fabrics and patterns like they were laid out in front of her.

County officials shortsighted on traffic woes
Opportunities to ease traffic congestion continue to face bumpy rides in Pasco County.

Do the math; police merger makes sense
Re: Public safety merger deserves full review, Aug. 16 editorial.


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  • Students' Outback field trip hits the spot
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