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May 3, 2001

Mom fights for son, 3, kicked off school bus
[Times photo: Janel Schroeder-Norton]
The schools say the youth's threat to shoot an aide is part of a string of misbehavior. Mom tells the media, 'My kid is not a whacked-out loser.'
Jurors see video of dead teen
Today the jury is expected to begin deliberating the fate of a murder defendant in a drug deal gone bad.

Projects for Pasco await Bush's approval -- or veto
The Legislature's final budget includes a number of goodies for Pasco, but they need to evade the governor's pen first.

Pasco incensed over desalination delay
Pasco officials say Hillsborough County's last-minute challenge to the construction of a desalination plant is "bad faith" and a "delaying tactic."

Casino company to compete with Paradise's boat
The 128-foot gaming boat will compete with Paradise of Port Richey's casino.

It's time to get moving on aid for homeless people in Pasco
Nearly 2,200 people in Pasco County, including close to 1,000 children, have no place to call home.

Postal Service failed to deliver
Editor: If anyone tries to figure out how well the U.S. post office operates they should run across the kind of a problem I am having.

Truck cresting hill causes 3-car wreck
A woman is badly hurt when a Ford F350 plows into a Ford LTD, which hits a Jeep Cherokee on State Road 52.

Dade City to mark Cinco de Mayo
Festivities will take place downtown this year; the event highlights the county's Hispanic community of nearly 20,000.

Water restrictions eased for owners of new lawns
New Port Richey officials allow daily watering for 30 days after planting, responding to sod industry pleas.

Irate Oak Grove residents demand explanations
At issue is why residents were not informed of the county's lawsuit with Mad Hatter Utility over water and sewer service.

Verga plans to cap a stellar career
River Ridge senior Jessica Verga was a workhorse for the Knights this season, competing in five events per meet.

Gators' Foster short on technique, not on confidence
LAND O'LAKES -- Every time Alison Foster sends a shot put or discus hurtling from her hands, Land O'Lakes girls track coach Rock Ridgeway can't quite believe what he's seeing.

Land O'Lakes feels better with Savage in the lineup
The Gator senior overcame an illness before Tuesday's game in time to go 3-for-3 and make a key play at the plate.

Man accused of illegally voting in pair of elections
ZEPHYRHILLS -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old man Tuesday they say voted illegally in 1996 and 1998 when he was not a U.S. citizen.  

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  • Quality of advice at school faulted
  • Coastal Way makes room for Office Depot and more
  • Budget includes cultural center
  • School staff health care to go private
  • Let's conclude saga of arrogance
  • Hernando wins despite woes
  • Leopards hope to catch more good fortune
  • School briefs
  • To save the Earth, students begin with school
  • Young girl hopes her locks will help needy
  • Wild chase ends with broken ankle, ditched car
  • Fewer toll plazas to open than planned
  • Administrator picks partner
  • County halts subdivision sewer plans
  • Argenziano votes no on nursing care reform
  • Woman fined for violating gun law
  • Environmental academy considers merger
  • After a win at state level, next stop Atlanta
  • Crystal River builds on area's tradition
  • Warrior teams take their lumps
  • New coach rejuvenates the Pirates
  • Newsmakers
  • Inquisitive students try out journalism
  • Class notes
  • Say it

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