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Digest

Clerk of court candidate wastes no time

By TIMES STAFF
Published April 14, 2007


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NEW PORT RICHEY

Procrastinate? Greg Armstrong doesn't know the meaning of the word. The New Port Richey real estate broker announced his candidacy Friday for Pasco Clerk of the Circuit Court - 18 months before election day in 2008. "I want to be the first one to ask people for their support," he said. "I know it works in real estate. The firstest gets the mostest." Armstrong, 52, said he expects a crowded field to replace retiring Clerk Jed Pittman. The job pays $136,404. Armstrong filed his initial paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections Office on Friday, 15 months before the July 2008 qualifying period. But starting early didn't work for former County Commission candidate Larry DeLucenay. He filed to run in 2003 - two years and 10 months before he lost the 2006 election.

HUDSON

Library shows off educational toys

The Hudson Library is cracking open the toy chest. The library's collection of adaptive toys, which are designed for children with special needs, will be on display at 11 a.m. April 21 at the Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road. The toys teach children how to control their environment by emphasizing sensory exploration and play, cause and effect relationships, communication and object manipulation through toys with special lights or textures. The toys which can be checked out, are available through other Pasco library branches via a courier service. For information visit pascolibraries.org.

DADE CITY

Landfill opponents plan May 7 forum

Residents and business owners upset about a proposed landfill in east Pasco are holding a public forum at 6 p.m. May 7 at Pasco Middle School. The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce is organizing the forum, with support from Dade City Main Street and others. If approved, the landfill would be the first privately held dump in the county. It could eventually cover more than 1,000 acres. Foes fear it would endanger their environment and quality of life. The forum's date is changed from a previously announced date of April 26.CorrectionTickets for the concert by John and Mary K. Wilson at 2 p.m. April 22 at Living Word Church will be for sale at the door. A listing on Friday's Diversions page indicated otherwise.

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