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April 24, 2001

Special Olympians join law enforcement in torch run
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
LAND O'LAKES -- Law enforcement officers weren't chasing youngsters along U.S. 41 on Monday morning. They were running with them.
Jan Glidewell
Proof that sometimes the readers know best
One of the things I love most about Times readers is that they won't let you get away with anything inaccurate.

Crime rate falls slightly, but violent crimes up
Pasco County's crime rate dropped for the second consecutive year, but not as much as the state average, according to state figures released Monday.

Boy in accident dies a motherless child
Thanks to the consent of the grandmother who raised him, the 7-year-old's organs will enrich other children's lives.

History of Dade City appears brick by brick
The city removes asphalt along Church Avenue to reveal a brick street with an old-time feel.

Arsenic decision is final
After closing and reopening Pasco school playgrounds, officials err on the side of caution and close them for the rest of the school year.

Storing water in aquifer helps ease shortages
Re: Legislators are playing recklessly with our water, April 20 column

Coin flip won't solve council's problems
Tonight, the city of Port Richey will combine two of its more noteworthy contributions to the area's social fabric: goofball government and games of chance.

New chief executive leaving Bayonet Point for job in Virginia
Hospital board members say the departure is friendly and will not affect care.

Heads or tails? Tie has council race up in air
A dead heat for a City Council seat comes down to a coin flip and a random drawing. Also, a deadline passes for a challenge to the mayor's race.

Police reports
Juveniles charged with stealing mower

Long shot long snaps for Bucs
TAMPA -- Five years ago, Ryan Benjamin joined the South Florida football team as a walk-on, hoping for an opportunity to earn a scholarship as a defensive end.

Gators play at different volumes
Land O'Lakes' Erica Skillman and Michelle Hausman take completely different approaches to the game, but end up with similar results.

Additions to witness list delay trial for 1999 killing
The trial of the second man accused of shooting two Land O'Lakes High School students in 1999 may also be delayed.

Plaque is one part of NFL draft pick's dream
Ryan Pickett of Zephyrhills, a first-round selection by St. Louis in the NFL draft, is honored by the city and says Pasco County will always be his home.  

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