June 6, 2000
|[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
Land O'Lakes High School pitcher Derek Thompson gets a phone call from the Cleveland Indians telling him that he has been drafted in the 2000 amateur baseball draft.
Prep snapped up in draft's first round
Derek Thompson, a Land O'Lakes High pitcher, was chosen by the Cleveland Indians.
Fire consumes ponds; marsh now scorched
HUDSON -- When the last word is written on the great drought of 2000, Meadow Oaks residents will recall Monday, when the ponds and marsh fed by Buckhorn Creek burned for the better part of the day.
Shopping, grocery complex proposed
Trammell Crow Co. has proposed building a community shopping center on a 15-acre parcel on the site of Hillsboro Farms.
Commissioner served us well
Editor: I was very disappointed in the way your paper decided to characterize the announcement of Commissioner Sylvia Young's intention not to seek re-election.
Seven clerks cited for selling liquor to decoy
Law enforcement officials say they plan to conduct more raids now because underage drinking surges with high school graduations.
Two people injured in accident on I-75
Their vehicle was forced off the road by a semitrailer truck, reports say. The wrecked vehicle's driver remains hospitalized.
Cimorelli has decision to make
ZEPHYRHILLS -- Brett Cimorelli could wind up playing professional baseball after all.
Mustangs hire Knight coach
TRINITY -- Dennis Koslin, an assistant swim coach and science teacher at River Ridge, is the newest coach at Mitchell.
Three Gator pitchers selected early
LAND O'LAKES -- The Gators' mound trio was long gone before the 10th round of the amateur baseball draft Monday. For the players, it was cause for a day of celebration with Land O'Lakes coach Calvin Baisley joining in the jubilation -- as long as he didn't think about his depleted pitching staff.