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June 4, 2001

Hundreds honor young officer
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
"He was the kind of deputy you could count on," says an officer of Verle Lloyd Johnson, who died in a car crash on his way home from work.
Jan Glidewell
Life of court reporters: high stress, meager pay
To most people the plight of east Pasco's court reporters is a tiny blip on the radar screen of daily happenings.

New partners in a new life
A widower and a widow tired of being lonely decide to tie the knot: He is 86, and she is 80.

Court reporters put strike on hold until pay meeting
East Pasco court reporters are fed up with low pay and will address the issue face to face with negotiators this week.

Tarpon Springs seeks to widen no-wake zone
An emergency ordinance would extend the zone on the south side of the Anclote River, where watercraft zip through a narrow channel.

Gamble may cost ship's operators
For now, the casino ship cruises. But officials say it's trying to slip under Tarpon's ordinances, and cruises may be halted.

Others may tap Hernando County's water
Tampa Bay area counties, searching for water, are mulling the Weeki Wachee River or a Hernando well field. But the planning is long-term, officials say.

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Kids make posters on clean water benefits
The Hudson Beach Yacht Club received a clean water grant from the BoatUS Foundation.  

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