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April 29, 2001

Illness erodes boy's abilities
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
Despite a bleak prognosis, a mother helps her son battle a rare spinal malformation that has left him in a wheelchair.
Jan Glidewell
In my home, real chefs don't scare me -- much
By Dade City standards it was the Mount Everest of entertainment ambition, and frankly, I thought my beloved and her daughter were insane to think about it, but we all survived and had a good time.

Deep roots, deep convictions
A fifth-generation east Pasco resident, Robert Sumner has become the most influential county attorney in years.

30-minute pitch may help decide Nobel Prize
Two Pasco men will travel to Norway to campaign for the peace prize to go to a group of doctors working in India.

Lifelong degree quest fulfilled
Dorothy Mancini, 79, will be one of the oldest graduates in the 45-year-history of the University of South Florida.

Penny sales tax needed for good park system
It is the appropriate fallout from information released this week by a pair of county-retained consultants studying long-term public safety and recreation needs around Pasco County.

At least one trial to start in roadside killing
The trial of one of two men charged with killing a high school student and shooting another in 1999 should start Monday.

At festival, graffiti was encouraged
They even gave students the markers at Land O'Lakes High's annual event, at which drawings, dance, poetry and cooking filled the halls.

Dade City becoming Triathlon haven
Star athlete and coach Cyle Sage says the area is ideal for becoming a training mecca for this grueling sport.

Gators left to wonder after loss
NEW PORT RICHEY -- It wasn't the district final Cal Baisley had hoped to watch.

Ryan (Benjamin) an inspiration
Ryan Pickett is a nice story. Zephyrhills kid makes good, shocks everyone but himself and gets taken in the first round of the NFL draft.

Arrested in 90 mph chase, man blames stuck throttle
DADE CITY -- After a lengthy car chase that hit speeds of 90 mph, Robert Carl Albritton was arrested and given a chance to explain himself.

Director of women's group hands over leadership role
DADE CITY -- A co-founder of Women's Peacepower Foundation, a group that gives awards to women around the world, has stepped down as the agency's chief executive officer.

Mustangs to search for a defense this spring
On the brink of its first varsity season, the Mitchell football team has high hopes and holes to fill.

Spring football
Spring football drills being Tuesday in Pasco County and across the state and continue through May. The FHSAA mandates that teams can practice a maximum of 20 sessions exclusively during the month of May, and full contact drills are prohibited until the fourth session. Because county rules forbid spring jamborees, each team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage at the end of spring training.

Teams needed for chamber tourney
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce's 15th annual Golf Tournament is scheduled to tee off at 1 p.m. May 11 with a shotgun start. Teams are needed to play at the Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O'Lakes.

Groups to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Farmworkers Self-Help, Inc. and the Pasco Food Bank will present a Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta on Friday and Saturday in downtown Dade City.

San Antonio crash victim identified as Tampa man
SAN ANTONIO -- A Tampa man was killed in a one-car crash on Prospect Road in San Antonio on Friday afternoon, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said.

Hospice to hold auction, ball for Cinco de Mayo
Hospice of Pasco Inc. is holding a Cinco de Mayo "Diamond Ball" on Saturday at the Seven Springs Golf and Country Club. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 7 p.m., followed by a silent auction. Tickets are $25 per person. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Pasco. For information, call (727) 845-5707.  

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