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May 25, 2001

Medical assistance after the fire
[Times photo: Janel Schroeder-Norton]
Diane Patrick gives oxygen to her neighbor's cat after it was plucked from a house fire in Holiday on Thursday. The fire, at 2539 Fentress Place, started in the garage about 10 a.m. Three dogs also survived, but two cockatiels died of smoke inhalation in the fire, which did $20,000 damage.
Jan Glidewell
Fact is, cars are easier to find than missing kids
Law enforcement, well, except for the FBI and sometimes the Florida Highway Patrol, doesn't usually need anyone to stand up for it, but I heard something the other night that made me wince.

Suspect lashes out in letter to judge
A man charged in a 1999 murder says another man, who has been convicted, should be put to death.

Work life next stop for some grads
Some graduating Pasco County high school students will enter the "real world."

Plane lands on I-75, then takes off again
Some people heading home from work Thursday on Interstate 75 watched their highway turn into a runway when a small plane landed on the road.

Seniors' prank awkward for principal
Among those admitting to removing the "1" keys from school computers is the principal's son.

More eyes watch water use
Pasco County has added about 130 county employees to its lineup of water restriction enforcers.

Here is a little advice for graduates of 2001
Tonight is graduation at Pasco's public high schools. Here is some unsolicited advice for the Class of 2001:

Homeless need grant aid
Editor: Representing the Homeless Coalition of Pasco County, I would like to respond to recent articles, editorials and letters to the editor in order to clarify some misunderstandings.

Police reports
Student, 14, arrested on drug, weapon charges

United Way raises nearly $1.2-million
The United Way of Pasco announced Thursday that its most recent campaign was its biggest ever -- by a narrow margin.

SR 54 delays to continue as widening timetable shatters
The project won't be completed until September at the earliest, officials say.

Battle for starting spot expands
NEW PORT RICHEY -- River Ridge coach Mike DeGennaro has found an inside linebacker to replace the Sunshine Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

PHCC lands another lefty
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Less than a week after coming to terms with a player following a senior all-star game, Steve Winterling has landed another. The Pasco-Hernando Community College coach signed pitcher/outfielder Ryan Williams of Estero on Wednesday night after an all-star game in Fort Myers.

Fumbles slow progress of Bucs' speedy backs
Gulf coach Keith Newton and his staff did their best to keep Wednesday's intrasquad scrimmage fair. They even went so far as to select teams through a draft, mandating that a quarterback and center combination be the first picks.

Teen charged with sexual battery in rape of two girls
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A 17-year-old was charged Tuesday with two counts of capital sexual battery after Pasco deputies said he raped two girls, aged 11 and 7.

Paddle through paradise
If you can avoid the high-horsepower yahoos, easy canoe rentals now make exploring the Weeki Wachee River a pleasant adventure.  

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