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Hazmat call to jail has a sweet ending

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 2, 2007


Land O'Lakes

A suspicious package turned up in the mail room of the Pasco County jail just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. It contained an unidentified white powder. Officials locked down the jail. They called the hazardous materials response team. And they discovered that the white powder was ... powdered sugar. The sugar was not blamed for any injuries.

New Port Richey

Symposium to help youths find jobs

Young people and business leaders can find a way to connect Friday at a free employment symposium sponsored by Goodwill Industries-Suncoast. The event is part of Goodwill's Project Bridge youth employment program, which is aimed at helping at-risk youths find careers. The Youth Connections Symposium begins at 10 a.m. at Marchman Technical Education Center, 7825 Campus Drive in New Port Richey, and will feature a briefing to help local businesses understand how Project Bridge works as well as workshops and a job fair. Businesses interested in attending should call (727) 638-1385.

COUNTYWIDE

Signup scheduled for kindergarten

Kindergarten preregistration will be held at all Pasco County elementary schools Monday. Parents or guardians registering children should call the designated school for specific times. Required documentation includes: original birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of residency (i.e. electric bill), health exam on DH form 3040, certificate of immunization on DH form 680.

Moving on

Dan Vranek, a former River Ridge High School student, has scored a hockey scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. See Sports, Page 4