May 3, 2000
|[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
Ed Williams uses a garden hose to soak the propane tanks on his camper as it goes up in flames.
Camper fire destroys man's home
Along with the camper, Ed Williams lost his most valuable possessions. But he decribed his misfortune as "no big deal."
Most of Port Richey urged to boil water
A broken 12-inch water pipe was quickly fixed and city officials say they hope the precautionary warning could be lifted by Thursday.
As state says no, Pasco says go on impact fees
A bill in the state Legislature bans school impact fees, but commissioners continue to press for their adoption.
Tougher code may not draw students' cheers
Hemlines and shorts shorter than 4 inches above the knee would be banned from classes under the School Board's proposed dress code.
1 man dies, another injured crossing U.S. 19
HOLIDAY -- One man died and another was taken to a local hospital after they were hit by a car as they walked across U.S. 19 Monday night.
Owners try to duck rules by shrinking mall
HUDSON -- The owners of the plaza once scheduled to become a one-stop medical mall have asked the county for permission to scale down the project in the hopes that it will make the property more attractive to developers.
Steeplechase sends $13,500 to museum
DADE CITY -- When the final figures were tallied, the Pioneer Florida Museum won big at the track.
Police, fire present budget wish lists
Among the requests are scholarships for minority police recruits and a medical bike team topatrol festivals.
Gillum enters race defending himself
The former sheriff addresses some old issues as he announces that he will run again.
Park, dredging money included in state budget
These and other proposed spending in Pasco County still must get past the governor's veto pen.
Landowner never approved development
A ranch owner says he specifically asked that his property not be included in plans for an upscale subdivision.
State budget has $8.7-million included for Pasco projects
The House and Senate have agreed on the spending, but it still must get past the governor.
Legislature says one thing, does quite another
Re: Ban on SLAPP lawsuits nearer, April 29.
Nealon latest to attend Newberry
RIVER RIDGE -- Newberry College coach Bobby Ladimir, a former Hudson star soccer player, has dipped into the Pasco County talent pool again. Ladimir's latest recruit is River Ridge sweeper Justin Nealon.
Hoops quartet from Gulf takes title
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Four Gulf Middle School students dressed in matching Hoop It Up T-shirts Monday to celebrate a championship weekend.
QB void Gators' priority
LAND O'LAKES -- While Land O'Lakes coach John Benedetto timed players in short sprints on the first day of practice Monday, he contemplated a void at quarterback for the defending Sunshine Athletic Conference champions.
Job awaits Zuckerman
HUDSON -- Roger Zuckerman, a tight end and linebacker for Hudson last season, will sign a letter-of-intent Friday to play at West Liberty College, Cobras coach Terry Voyles said.