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April 19, 2001

Hard work, if you can get it
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
So how did you spend your spring break?
Putnam: Outbreak threatens Florida
The U.S. representative says federal agencies should increase vigilance against foot and mouth disease.

Woman's life is ended on a dark highway
Alice Denga and a co-worker were walking on U.S. 41 about 5 a.m. when they were struck by a car Wednesday. She later died.

Change to violence unit is efficient, sheriff says
More training for all deputies, who handle most domestic cases, will make the department work better, he says.

Sentence remains same in second beating trial
A man whose first conviction was overturned receives the same 15-year sentence, the maximum.

Soon, lawns may look thirstier
New Port Richey's new water limits are meant to help it fulfill orders to reduce use by 5 percent.

Can't that water be reused?
Re: Despite drought, Pinellas valves spit out clean water, April 16.

Consensus on use of our water is as scarce as Hades ice cubes
Pat Mulieri thinks the Pasco County Commission needs consensus on water.

Candidates stay tied after hand recount
A machine recount and one by hand both end in 369-369 ties, leaving luck to decide a winner.

Michigan company buys 78 acres for $1.9-million
The land is approved for a dirt mine and landfill. The new owners have debris management and rock crushing businesses in Florida.

Annual talent show planned for Saturday at Pasco Middle School
This year's 18th annual "Spotlight on Talent" show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pasco Middle School.

Board raises the stakes on science class
Students who do poorly in science could end up in summer school.

Two teenagers arrested in armed robbery, auto theft
DADE CITY -- Two teenagers accused of robbing a 69-year-old woman and her daughter in Dade City were arrested April 12, a report stated.

HUD money for homeless bypasses county
A coalition of social service agencies says it is again unable to fulfill application requirements.

Brock gives Knights a boost
The performance of River Ridge's Mike Brock, who scored points in five events at the conference meet, has been key to the Knights' success this season.

Alumni honor teen who died after crash
The Ridgewood High School alumni football game is named for Jimmy Priest.

Technique can take Pirate higher
The athleticism of Pasco sophomore Ben Alford makes him a favorite at today's district meet. Better technique might carry him to a state title.

Class 2A, district 6 meet
WHO: Central, Hernando, Mitchell, Pasco, South Sumter, Wesley Chapel

College won't separate lifelong friends
Zephyrhills' Courtney Dwyer and Chris Black will attend Florida Gulf Coast University, where Dwyer will play tennis and Black will play golf.

College notices lineman's work
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Gulf lineman Leo Irizarri is pumped up to play for Dana College next season -- literally.

PHCC teammates land scholarships
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Pasco-Hernando Community College pitcher Joel Sayre accepted a partial scholarship Saturday to Georgia College and State University.

Hudson keeps it loose entering regional
The Cobras go for a berth in the state tournament when they face Citrus on Friday.

Priest inspired others during cancer fight
The Rev. Gerard E. Powers, 58, died Tuesday night. But he fought his illness with grace.  

Other North Suncoast news
  • School security increased for Columbine anniversary
  • Golf course still exceeds its water limit
  • Revamped EDC plans to keepworking
  • Publix readies to start work on new grocery
  • Jan Glidewell deserves kudos for April 3 piece
  • 'Caveman' is hungry for a title
  • Hernando, Central hope run of good luck goes on
  • Hernando coach pleased with team, weighs future
  • Youth Essay awards program is Saturday
  • Chocachatti actors journey 'Into the Woods'
  • Classnotes
  • Teen's drive comes from competing in sports
  • Corrections officer accused of spouse battery
  • Priest inspired others during cancer fight
  • Man guilty of having sex with girl, 12
  • Change starting at top in schools
  • For Wooten, private drama now public
  • Critics organize as thorn to council
  • Earth Day options: Walking, paddling, birding or cleanup
  • Many seek inspiration this time of year
  • Aquifer plan is downright reckless
  • Distance runners make up for Citrus shortcomings
  • Defending state champion Darga lightens workload
  • Canoe, kayak paddling event set for April 28 on two rivers
  • Citrus briefs
  • Say it
  • Classnotes
  • Animals, activities teach children valuable lessons
  • Kindergarten roundup
  • Scholarship announcements
  • Spotlight on
  • Youth roundup
  • Students honored as Walt Disney Dreamers and Doers

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