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Pasco woman in fatal accident identified
LAND O'LAKES -- Authorities have identified the victim of Tuesday's fatal crash at the busy intersection of Ehren Cutoff and U.S. 41.
May 18, 2000

Boy charged with bringing gun to school
A teacher at West Zephyrhills Elementary confiscates the weapon after a classmate turns in the 11-year-old during a fire drill.

Authorities zero in on suspect in killing
Pasco authorities say little except that Veterans Village neighbors of the victim, advertising salesman Lawrence Vincent Pollock, have no cause for alarm.

Water pumping vote concerns commissioners
Steve Simon figured he had at least three votes in the bag when his fellow Tampa Bay Water Board members considered plans for more pumping at Cypress Bridge in Pasco on Monday: his, Pasco County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand's and New Port Richey Mayor Wendy Brenner's.

Everyone asks: What about water?
Candidates at a forum find that the water question is top on most people's lists.

Campfire ban hits Pasco for the holiday
Those camping this Memorial Day will have to skip toasting marshmallows and swapping stories around the campfire.

PSC delays wastewater price jump
Aloha Utilities is asking the Public Service Commission to approve a 57 percent increase in the wastewater rate.

Two gunmen stick up a convenience store
PORT RICHEY -- A man wearing a red ski mask grabbed a convenience store clerk Tuesday night and held a gun to her head, then took cash from the register, Pasco County sheriff's deputies said.

Cause of fire is key issue in lawsuit
A retired police officer wants an insurance company to pay his claim. State Farm says he had a hand in setting the blaze that destroyed his home.

Tape reveals story of suicide during 911 call
When Thomas Straight called authorities to report the death, he told them it was a suicide. He later changed his story and described a set of accidental circumstances.

No prison time for DUI collision
DADE CITY -- A 24-year-old Land O'Lakes man who crossed the center line and slammed his truck head-on into an oncoming car last summer asked a judge for mercy Wednesday and accepted a sentence for drunken driving that kept him out of prison.

New Port Richey organizes event funding request plan
Applications for city funding must be received by a summer deadline. The council will then rank the proposals.

Brenia sets his sights on commission
Alan Brenia stepped down from the Zephyrhills City Council earlier this year because he and his wife wanted to build a home outside the city limits.

'Walk for a Cure' to benefit children's project
The second annual "A-T Walk for a Cure," benefiting the A-T Children's Project will be Sunday at the River Ridge Presbyterian Youth Hall, 9230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

Royal Knights' No. 1 player could be No. 1 at Newberry
Meredith Soanes gets a scholarship to the South Carolina college.

Wesley Chapel suspends three
All-county quarterback and two two-way starters are dismissed from spring practice but are eligible to return in the fall.

Basketball clubs 1-for-4 in finals
WESLEY CHAPEL -- Four Pasco County youth basketball teams played in the finals of the Winner's Tournament of Champions, with only one claiming a championship.

Coach standing by multi-event showcase
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Gulf girls track coach Dean Lofton isn't budging.

Time heals Hall's swoon
Saint Leo star hits stride by changing stride as he leads team into NCAA Regionals.

So-called preservation just an excuse for bigotry
Editor: Regarding the Pasco County commissioners' penchant for historical preservation, don't you find it odd that they can't go along with a name change for Lock Street due to the name's historical significance, but they have no qualms at all about granting Swiftmud's request for approval of the demolition of the old Lanier wooden bridge across the Withlacoochee at the east end of River Road?


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