Boundaries for schools won't be decided today
By TIMES WIRES
Published February 6, 2007
The School Board won't make its final decision at 9:30 a.m. today on attendance boundaries for five new schools: Double Branch, New River and Gulf Trace elementary schools, Charles Rushe Middle School and Sunlake High School. But members expect a fairly large turnout for the first of two formal readings on the proposals, with some angry parents trying to keep their kids in their old districts. Board chairwoman Marge Whaley said she feels sorry for the parents, who come as their children's best advocate. But "I have to look at all of Pasco County and what's good for the county," Whaley said. "It's just not common ground, and it's difficult." The final vote is scheduled for Feb. 20.
NAACP set to meet Thursday
The Pasco County Branch of the NAACP will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 14549 Eighth St., Dade City. The executive board meets at 6:30 p.m. Call (352) 567-6565.
Man charged in DUI crash
A man was arrested and accused of driving under the influence Sunday night after a collision at State Road 54 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Charles Francois Bauer, 40, of Wesley Chapel, faces a charge of DUI with personal injury . According to the Florida Highway Patrol, his 2003 Isuzu pickup rear-ended another pickup about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. When a trooper arrived, Bauer was unsteady on his feet, smelled of alcohol and slurred his words, according to a report. Two breath tests yielded blood-alcohol readings of 0.132 and 0.138. Florida law presumes impairment at 0.08. The occupants in the other pickup, Gregory Crawford, 24, and Kara Crawford, 23, both of 7643 Stoney Hill Drive, Wesley Chapel, were not injured. Bauer, who has a Wesley Chapel address and who reports say was born in France, was released Monday from the county jail in Land O'Lakes after posting $500 bail.
Armed couple invade house
A man and a woman held three people at gunpoint inside a Lanier Road mobile home early Monday and demanded money, authorities said. The invasion ended with no injuries. The Sheriff's Office said the couple entered through the front door, then the man pointed a gun at one of the people inside and followed him through the home with a gun while demanding money. The female intruder followed behind. After a few minutes, they left without any money or property, fleeing toward Chancey Road in a car. No detailed descriptions were available, and no arrests had been made Monday.