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March 4, 2001

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[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]
Starting today, the Times chronicles the impact of the privatization of foster care in Pasco County through the experiences of the Gary family.
Jan Glidewell
Saint Leo professor takes show on the road
It is fashionable in some literary circles today to speak about a writer's "voice," using the noun as an abstract term representing point-of-view, color and what a rapper would call 'tude.

Owning park gives them peace of mind
Mobile home owners join with their neighbors to buy their parks and gain "control of their destinies."

Attorney: Complex unfairly shot down
The River Crossing development doesn't really fall under county jurisdiction, he says. The county administrator agrees.

Adult businesses feeling heat
Residents in Hudson want to push the shops along U.S. 19 somewhere else. But the businesses' owners say they're in for a fight.

'DixieCrat' label is a compliment
Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Doris Kovalick for calling me a "DixieCrat." The definition of a DixieCrat is a Southern Conservative Democrat. Which means that I am not a bleeding-heart liberal. Yes, thank you for putting me in the company of great leaders like President Harry Truman, Majority Leader Sam Rayburn and Gov. Lawton Chiles.

Wildlife plan is worth our pennies
It was a serendipitous moment of governing. As one public need was addressed, another emerged.

2000-01 Boys All-County soccer teams
Player of the Year: Greg Kline, Land O'Lakes, senior

Philippus' life is the true success story
HUDSON -- Robb Philippus doesn't know.

Steeplechase pre-race party set for Saturday
Pioneer Florida Museum Association Inc. and Dade City Family YMCA invite the community to the Little Everglades Steeplechase Foundation's Annual Pre-Race Party on Saturday at Florida Pioneer Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Cocktails and a cash bar begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, $150 per couple. The theme is Western and a silent auction will be held. The event will benefit the museum and YMCA. For reservations, call (352) 567-0262.

Plenty of livestock awards roped in
Parker Capparelli sold his grand champion hog to the Lazy D Ranch for $11 a pound at the recent Pasco County Fair. In the showmanship division, Kayla Barthle, Lara Dewees and Melissa Altman each won a first place ribbon in their age division for their hogs. In the steer show, Chad Abraham of the Progressive 4-H Club sold his grand champion steer for $5.10 a pound to Farmers Feed, Community National Bank and Simpsons Farm. Jessica Graham won the grand champion award for her Guernsey cow in the youth dairy show. She also took home the reserve grand champion award for her Holstein dairy cow. Britney Barthle of the Possum Trot 4-H Club won the championship in the calf division of the unregistered heifer show and the Dade City Senior FFA Chapter won overall grand champion. In the registered show, Sarabeth Barthle won the champion award for her calf and Chris Barthle of the Dade City FFA won the overall grand champion award for his calf. In the registered bull show, the grand champion ribbon went to Britney Barthle of the Possum Trot 4-H Club.  

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