June 6, 2000
|[Times photo: Janel Schroeder]
Lt. Jeff O'Nan of Pasco Fire Station 21 calls for water while his partner Scott Fodor stands by and watches the brushfire burn up to the fireline just yards away from a house in Shadow Run.
Persistent wildfires exacting human toll
Crews working long hours against blazes around the state encounter death, injury and heat exhaustion.
New patients barred from home
An agency says a North Port nursing home failed to adequately care for a woman who died there.
Bush, Gallagher write teachers to boast of aid
TALLAHASSEE -- At a cost to taxpayers of $50,000, Gov. Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Tom Gallagher have sent a letter to Florida's 140,000 teachers, thanking them and boasting about state spending on public schools.
Sex offender flees center on copter
The man and the pilot, thought to be armed, are on the run after the helicopter crashes just 100 yards away.
Coast Guard plucks lost diver from gulf
The 27-year-old woman was floating alone in the water for more than a day.