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January 11, 2001

Putting his best foot forward
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[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
Jaimie Lee Moreno, 2, is bundled up for the cold weather as he kicks a soccer ball near the Pasco High School gymnasium on Wednesday. Jaimie and his grandfather were on the way to watch Jaimie's uncle in a school wrestling match.
Former medical examiner Wood snubs subpoenas

A lawyer for a man accused of killing his infant daughter says her deposition is crucial.

Organizers tout steeplechase race
The March event will include five competitions and purses totaling $100,000.

Sister who got new kidney is to leave hospital soon
Her brother, who spared her a grueling dialysis regimen, is recovering at home.

County one step closer to utility acquisitions
DADE CITY -- For Commissioner Ann Hildebrand, Pasco County's utility acquisition program represents relief from years of water company headaches.

Suspect sought in robbery try
Authorities say a man who attempted to rob a Tampa convenience store stole two cars and wound up in Pasco.

Blight label called route to renewal
Declaring the entire city blighted opens doors for programs to improve it, New Port Richey officials conclude.

Port Richey City Council approves new gas station
Mayor Eloise Taylor was the only one to vote against the station. She said the city didn't adequately examine the station's impact on the surrounding area.

Tax break for all, not just seniors
Editor: I am against the tax break for low income seniors, especially if we as a county would lose none in our budget. I also would be against it if it means a higher sales tax even for the ones who benefit from the tax break.

County should act now to stem 'big box' trend
As the Pasco County Commission prepares to tackle cellular telecommunications towers, tree protection and other controls to improve the county's aesthetics, there is another area the commission should contemplate: monolithic retail buildings known by the unflattering term "big boxes."

Man robs girlfriend, another man, police say
ZEPHYRHILLS -- James Clifford Wilson turned out to be a robber in boyfriend's clothing, Zephyrhills police officers say.

New consultant puts cell towers on hold
DADE CITY -- A couple of cellular tower companies have had their first brush with Pasco County's tower consultant, hired last month to scrutinize the proliferation of the steel structures.

As time for execution nears, killer's lawyer waits for a call
DADE CITY -- With the clock counting down her client's last hours before his scheduled execution tonight, attorney Terri Backhus said she could only sit by the phone Wednesday and wait for the call that could save him.

Student athlete attempts suicide, stuns classmates
WESLEY CHAPEL -- Faculty and students at Wesley Chapel High School dealt with the somber news Wednesday that an 11th-grade boy attempted suicide on Sunday.

Driver sought in hit-and-run crash
HOLIDAY -- The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of a car that struck and killed a pedestrian Friday.

Woman believed shot by son dies
Her husband died a day before. Her son, accused of pulling the trigger, faces two counts of first-degree murder.

Emergency facilities to expand
With the number of emergency room visits shooting off the charts, three hospitals that serve Pasco County have decided they need to expand their ERs.

Seven bowlers roll nine 300 games
Although the recent North Suncoast cold snap has kept some golfers off of the links, Pasco County bowling centers have been buzzing with perfect game after perfect game.

Boyko puts punch in Cobras' offense
The emergence of Hudson senior Billy Boyko as an offensive weapon has the Cobras scoring more goals than ever.

Bulldogs lose leader for season
ZEPHYRHILLS -- Coach Janet Heyman has anticipated a January return for injured Zephyrhills forward Ashley McGavern.

Late moves decide key matches
Boice's victory under pressure carries Knights

Knights' 'Pingy' fitting in
NEW PORT RICHEY -- After moving four times since elementary school, Ashlee Brower has found the key to fitting in right away -- joining a sports team.  


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