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Santa starts Main Street merrymaking

By TIMES WIRES
Published December 3, 2006


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"Main Street Holidays" begins in Sims Park at 9 a.m. today, when children and their parents can have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus until 11 a.m. for $3 apiece (pancakes, sausage and juice), made by The Lunchbox Cookery. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Village and food vendors will be open, and the Miss Daisy will offer riverboat tours ($5) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Genesis Preparatory School will present a play, Christmas Around the World, at 3:30 p.m. Richey Suncoast Theatre will have the final performance of A Pasco Christmas: Tribute to the USO at 2:30 p.m. at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children. The Christmas street parade will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9.

Connecticut trial witness nabbed

Luis Gonzalez lived on Golden Nugget Drive. He worked in lawn care and pest control. And he was a fugitive from Connecticut, authorities say. But it was for someone else's crime. On Friday on Main Street in New Port Richey, a Pasco County deputy arrested Gonzalez, 34, of Holiday, on a fugitive-from-justice warrant. It turns out he is a material witness in a murder trial to begin Monday in Waterbury, Conn. State law there lets authorities detain witnesses who abscond to avoid testifying in serious criminal cases. Gonzalez was held without bail Saturday at the Land O'Lakes jail. No word on when he would leave for Connecticut.

[Last modified December 2, 2006, 22:05:53]


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