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April 10, 2001

Air ball
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
Seven-year-old Kevin Reed of Dade City tries to capture a fragile globe before it bursts while he was visiting a festival Sunday at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills.
Jan Glidewell
Road trip: barricades, troopers, BP stations
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like spending 28 hours of a 48-hour weekend driving -- half of it in the horrendous traffic resulting from a lemminglike need on behalf of a large percentage of Florida's population to return north in time to hide their grandchildren's Easter baskets in the snow.

Fatal-crash defendant remorseful
Shanna Jane West expresses remorse, but the prosecutor wants her held without bail.

Voters go to polls in municipal elections today
Voters in Port Richey, New Port Richey and Zephyrhills will pick local leaders.

Group recognizes courthouse restoration
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is honoring the Dade City project.

Speaking out on shaken babies
A woman whose granddaughter died in her arms tells parents about a major cause of death by abuse for children.

Gambling boat dispute heats up
An employee is arrested in the latest incident between two companies.

Times recommends
In preparation for today's municipal elections, the editorial board reviewed the background and qualifications of the candidates and extended invitations for personal interviews. Here is a summary of the Times' recommendations:

Expanded dredging of channel should wait
Rarely has the Hudson Channel dredging project enjoyed smooth sailing.

Try these tips to save water
Editor: We have our watering restrictions and most likely will be putting more restrictions on us in the future.

Candidate halts report's release
The grand jury report on a case involving Port Richey mayoral hopeful Bob Leggiere stays sealed as voters go to the polls today.

Three men charged in home invasion
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Three men were charged Sunday with robbery, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer after deputies said they barged into an acquaintance's home and stole nearly $2,500 worth of items.

Mixed doubles enjoy competition
It didn't matter that these mixed doubles teams were competing in a league together for the first time.

Phillips is latest to sign
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Four west Pasco players recently signed to play for Pasco-Hernando Community College. On Thursday, River Ridge's Billy Phillips made it five.

Rabelo dominant at plate after switch to left side
TAMPA -- The problem was subtle but noticeable.

New Tampa residents discuss annexation
Some residents of two communities think they may get better service if they were a part of Tampa.

Preserve in Oldsmar gets a beach
The state, Pinellas County and the city chip in to buy 14 acres of sand and forest.

New development plan may have same problems as first
The new plan for residential and commercial building on 90 acres off Gunn Highway is different, but still likely to be more than residents want.  

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  • Anderson cruises to Sunbelt 125 victory
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