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April 17, 2001

Sunset swing
[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
Celeste Phillips, 4, swings high above the beach at Green Key Monday evening.
Woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter charge
Barbara Mercer, 54, of Dade City died in the crash. Three others were injured.

Motorcyclist dies in crash
The 19-year-old and his passenger, who is in critical condition, ran a red light and struck a bread truck, according to police.

Furniture store chain plans to set up shop
Haverty Furniture Cos. Inc. will open its first store in the county by early fall.

Water board proposes more pumping
Part of Tampa Bay Water's plan includes using water from under Pasco to resaturate well fields dried by overpumping.

2 take oath of office: 1 more to go
A recount Wednesday may help pick the winner of a tied Port Richey council race.

It's a shame so many skipped vote
Editor: The election is now behind us and only one of our candidates won. Such a shame. I can understand the citizens not living in Tanglewood Terrace not voting our way because they really do not know what lies ahead for them concerning the assessments.

Demographics, growth present many challenges
The recently released U.S. Census figures tell us this much about Pasco County: We're growing, but no more rapidly than Florida as a whole.

Lions' Shafer 'went nuts' with 16 RBI in two games
SAINT LEO -- From Land O'Lakes Little League to Land O'Lakes High to Saint Leo, Erik Shafer never had a day like Saturday.

This week in sports

Mature driver course scheduled for Wednesday
A Coaching the Mature Driver Education Class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (including a half an hour for a lunch break) at Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren, New Port Richey.

Therapist finds a niche in classroom
Brenda Banta volunteers at a Hillsborough school, using visualization therapy to help kids increase self-esteem and reduce stress.

Man accused of hitting girlfriend and neighbor
HOLIDAY -- A 40-year-old man was charged Sunday with aggravated battery, simple battery and criminal mischief after he slapped his girlfriend and attacked his neighbors, deputies said.  

Other North Suncoast news
  • Deputy suspended, charged with battery
  • Taxing questions easy to answer
  • Brooksville's development plan finally gets rolling
  • 2 hospitalized after nearly drowning
  • County to have more roadwork
  • Commission passes rules without end
  • Realtor issue needs review
  • Breesmen wins Dogwood after close battle with friend
  • Deputies to participate in annual torch run
  • Authorities: Man had heart attack while driving
  • Cleanup helps environment, offers tips for homeowners
  • Ex-boyfriend accused of shooting at couple
  • Lease would allow trail
  • School crowds cloud academies
  • Inverness parks and recreation
  • Computer Institute offers online training
  • Hurricane to stay in centerfield
  • Local runners fare well at marathon
  • Performers of the week
  • Sportsman provides close finish

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