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May 1, 2001

Children start fire that guts home in Darby
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
Three people escape unhurt after two boys, ages 3 and 2, start the fire with an igniter.
Jan Glidewell
Livestock Nation viewed from afar
Let the record show that I was at Livestock 2001.

Trial set for man accused of shooting 2 teens
The suspect is accused of shooting two teens, killing one of them, during an aborted drug deal.

Sprint, Verizon seek tower approval
ZEPHYRHILLS -- Ten days after Pasco County commissioners lifted a moratorium on cellular phone towers, wireless communications companies have applied to raise at least two of the steel structures.

Overdose caused death, report confirms
The Sheriff's Office says it appears that Jason Ernst took the painkiller oxycodone before passing out.

Judges need to give dads equal rights
Re: Bad mother, too -- not just bad fathers, April 27 letter

County needs to keep reclaimed water on tap
Residents in a Land O'Lakes neighborhood want Pasco County to provide their water and sewer service. Can you blame them?

Two hoops teams claim titles
NEW PORT RICHEY -In the largest Youth Basketball Association of America tournament in the state this year, 74 teams in eight age divisions competed April 20-22 at Saint Leo University, Florida College and the University of South Florida Sun Dome.

Top teams await Bucs, Knights
Repeat after me:

Rams playing best ball at right time
NEW PORT RICHEY -- If Larry Beets could have picked any time for his seniors to come through, could have picked the moment they busted out and buried their disappointing junior years, he would have chosen last week's district tournament.

Tubolino signs
River Ridge fullback and defensive back Mike Tubolino said Monday he has signed with Division II Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C.

Gators turn to ace Patton once again
LAND O'LAKES -- In last week's Class 4A, District 9 title run, Land O'Lakes' Ashley Patton pitched a three-hitter against Dunedin in the semifinals before holding Clearwater to one hit during the final three innings of the championship game.

Pirates face similar opponent
Palatka will challenge the District 6 champions with strong starting pitching, solid defense and speed on the basepaths.  

Other North Suncoast news
  • SIDS, not mom, cause of infant's death
  • Teacher prepares for new attempt to build drama throughout schools
  • Selling hospital is slow going
  • Care homes make quiet neighbors
  • Bears armed for Eastside
  • Hernando limps into regional game against Keystone
  • No 3rd trial in molestation case
  • Citrus water quality projects get $1.75-million from state
  • Group suggests that Sallee replace Sallee
  • Longtime principal to step down
  • Coach: Crystal River up for regional
  • Neumann pulls away for victory

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