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February 28, 2001

Man shot after wild police chase
[Times photo: Janel Schroeder]
Authorities tried to stop the suspect, but they say he rammed cruisers, sped away, carjacked a vehicle and finally crashed.
Teen who shot friend describes tragedy

Steven Moschella, who accidentally killed his best friend last year, shares his story as part of his sentence.

County okays school impact fee on new homes
The fee will raise the price of new single family houses in Pasco by $1,694. Officials say it is desperately needed to pay for new schools to keep up with population growth.

Zephyrhills airport will get extra workers
The city okays the airport manager's plan to hire an operations manager and a full-time staff assistant.

Smaller pay boost ruffles firefighters
The Zephyrhills City Council was considering higher pay until the fire chief said he thought 2 percent was adequate.

Tempers reignite over apartment project
Pasco commissioners fix a zoning mistake over Lake Lisa Apartments and face a barrage of heated protests from nearby residents.

Protecting children, not property values, should be top priority
Editor: Recently I attended a public hearing with the Citizens Advisory Committee on Adult Entertainment.

Arguments put aside for good of the schools
After harsh words and acrimonious public negotiations, the Pasco County School District, County Commission and clerk of the Circuit Court reached an equitable solution Tuesday afternoon on how to handle administrative costs tied to a new school impact fee ordinance.

Weightman's perfect season ends with title
WESLEY CHAPEL -- Weightman's domination of eighth-grade boys basketball continued with Monday's 72-48 win against Hudson.

New telephone system billed as money saver
The $35,000 upgrade takes city government into the high-tech arena with voice mail, new phones and lower costs.

Police reports
Thieves take beer while trucker sleeps

Land O'Lakes High: Marchman Technical Education Center representatives meet with sophomores today in English classes. Parent Call-in Nights will be from 3 to 8 p.m. March 14 and 21 for those wanting more information about curriculum and courses being offered at the school. Call (813) 794-9400.

Fourth-grader finds success as volunteer
The girl, who works with special-needs children at her school, will be honored by the School Board on March 6.

Even seasoned parents can use some advice
Whoever first said that was no doubt a parent.

Dade City to pave last dirt streets, study brick streets
Wishing to uncover the historic brick streets, the City Commission will ask the city's Historic Preservation Advisory panel to review a study on the matter.

Committee to report fire department findings
SAINT LEO -- The ad hoc committee formed to evaluate the status of the San Antonio Volunteer Fire Department is scheduled to report its findings Thursday at a joint meeting of San Antonio and Saint Leo commissioners.

Chamber rewards businesses for caring
Balkcom Associates and Community Hospital are named, respectively, small and large business of the year.  

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