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February 5, 2003

Pasco schools get TV station
The problem now is what to put on the channel devoted to education programming.

Wesley Chapel at top of 3A poll
It's another kudo for the Wildcats boys team that went to the state semifinals last season.

Longtime Democrat switches parties
Former Pasco commissioner David "Hap" Clark says he was not happy with the party's direction.

Woodridge parents win uncommon victory
LAND O'LAKES -- Parents of children in the Woodridge community did something Tuesday that many before have tried, but few have accomplished: They persuaded the School Board to change an elementary school attendance boundary, just for them.

Three missing boaters rescued in gulf
A plane finds the friends who ran out of gas while fishing, leaving two wives alternately anxious and angry. The men spent a night adrift in the gulf.

New Port Richey wants session on sewage plant
Lots needs to be negotiated as the city and county try to buy 26 acres and divide obligations for the treatment plant expansion.

Overtime thriller ends PHCC's winning streak
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Saturday's 65-62 overtime loss to Hillsborough Community College snapped Pasco-Hernando Community College's modest two-game winning streak.

Retiree finds her natural sport at last
Since moving to Florida 10 years ago, tennis has been Mattie Smouse's passion.

Pasco QB could end up at New Mexico St.
DADE CITY -- Pasco quarterback Ben Alford may have a collegiate suitor: New Mexico State.

A glimpse of another life
Nicaraguan orphans visit a Pasco County school as part of a ministry called Chosen Children.

State Web site offers help with FCAT
The senior from Hudson High School gets one more shot at the FCAT. If he fails this time, he won't be walking with his class in May, despite his A/B average.

Man sentenced to life for child molestation
The 62-year-old man pleads guilty to three counts of capital sex battery that occurred from 1973 to 1986.

Police reports: Electric company worker released from hospital
WESLEY CHAPEL -- A Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative worker who was jolted Jan. 23 by a 14,400-volt power line has been released from Tampa General Hospital.

Editorial: Place this application on bottom of the pile
Ex-City Manager Ben Bolan again wants to serve Dade City with his self-described "learn by doing" management style.

Letters: Whose community standards?
Editor: Pasco County commissioners created an ordinance to regulate pornographic activities. One they hope will survive a legal challenge.


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