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March 11, 2001

Festival starts on high note
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[Times photo: Kevin White]
The Will McLean Music Festival draws thousands of music lovers on its opening day at Sertoma Youth Ranch.
Jan Glidewell
Fishhook’s point not well taken
"What seems to be the trouble," the nice volunteer lady at the emergency room asked.

Students compete, create in Odyssey
Almost 400 students on 62 teams from 20 schools participated in the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition.

State test returns this week
Second- through 10th-graders will take three to six hours of FCAT reading and math exams. Teachers are trying to keep stress levels low.

39 horses to compete in today's five races
DADE CITY -- The Little Everglades Steeplechase leaps into town today with a lineup that dwarfs last year's inaugural event and promises to draw thousands of spectators.

County needs to recruit industry, improve roads
Editor: Pasco County's population will grow whether the folks involved in the Sierra Club or Citizens for Sanity like it or not. The real issue is how to manage growth. Excellent roads, schools, water and good jobs are critical.

Divided districts penalize Pasco, New Port Richey
In many ways, Pasco County and its largest city, New Port Richey, are mirror images.

Sheriff to speak at men's meeting
Sheriff Bob White will be the guest speaker at the United Methodist Men's meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Christian Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 37628 Church Ave., Dade City. A donation will be collected for the chili dinner. For reservations, call Lowell Harris at (352) 567-3126, David Rom at (352) 521-3245 or Brent Sutton at (352) 523-0798.

Kids' bunny bash readying to hop
Easter Bunny Bash, for children 10 and younger, is being planned for 11 a.m. April 13 at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway. This is a free event, however registration is required as space is limited. Children may have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny for $7. For information or to sign up, call (813) 929-1220.

Thurman: Tax cut puts cart before the horse
The veteran Democrat urged legislators to decide on a budget before issuing income tax breaks.

Ram trio commits to USF
Ridgewood's Jim Vitale, Lizzy Leigh and Nancy Edwards will join the Bulls' track program next season.

Reedy grapples with a busy future
Pasco state champion Tye Reedy, the All-County Wrestler of the Year, plans to stay in shape, enter tournaments and pick a college in the next few months.

Injuries aside, Crotty shares top honor
LAND O'LAKES -- Ron Crotty is the Sunshine Athletic Conference Co-Wrestler of the Year for reasons both on and off the mat.

First-round exit doesn't diminish PHCC's season
NEW PORT RICHEY -- In 1998, Pasco-Hernando Community College won the Suncoast Conference and state tournaments to advance to its only national series.

Man, boy hurt in Friday night crash
A Tampa man and a New Port Richey boy were injured in a crash Friday night at Seven Springs Boulevard and Chester McKay Drive, Florida Highway Patrol said.

Man, boy hurt in Friday night crash
A Tampa man and a New Port Richey boy were injured in a crash Friday night at Seven Springs Boulevard and Chester McKay Drive, Florida Highway Patrol said.

Reprimanded, chief keeps job
Hernando County Commissioners decide against a suspension after an improperly acquired firetruck causes them to shift funds.  


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