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Officer fires at three dogs during attack

Published March 7, 2007



An off-duty Tampa police officer was attacked in Ridge Manor on Monday - by three dogs. Raymond Green was with his wife inspecting a property they own when the dogs rushed at them. One of the dogs, a Red Heeler, bit him on the calf. The dogs then retreated and got ready to rush at him again. So Green pulled out his pistol and fired at them. None of the dogs was hit, but the shot sent them running. Green wasn't able to identify the dog that bit him because there were two Red Heelers. So no one was given a citation. But two of the dogs were quarantined because their shot records were not up to date. Green's injury did not require medical attention.


Library advocate remembered

A memorial Mass for local library advocate Staffordene T. Foggia, who died last month, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. After the Mass, the Friends of the Library of Hernando County will host a reception at noon at the Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave. The reception will include a light lunch. For information, call Betty Geentiens at 684-0660.

Today's picks

Art Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, Spring Hill. All kinds of artists are welcome. There is no teacher, but members share their expertise. A critique session follows. A $1 donation is asked to cover utilities. Bring your own supplies. Call Marilyn Crosby, 686-2396.

Pierogi and Bake Sale at St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church: Noon to 3 p.m., 8064 Weeping Willow St., Spring Hill (off Cortez Boulevard, at Arby's and AutoZone). The sale includes baked goods such as bapka, cookies and poppy, nut and prune rolls. Call Alyce, 688-1839, or the church, 597-4366.

VFW Post 10209 and Ladies Auxiliary: Service officer, noon to 2 p.m., to help veterans in filing claims with the Veterans Administration. Lunch by Don Ramon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pasta night, 4 to 6 p.m.; proceeds from the dinner benefit the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol. 15166 Spring Hill Drive. Call 796-0398.


Dr. Mukesh Mehta was among those honored during HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill's annual meeting. His name was listed incorrectly in Monday's Business Digest.

[Last modified March 6, 2007, 23:29:52]

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