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June 7, 2001

Commissioner tours Tommytown
[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]
Peter Altman gets a close-up view of the neighborhood and declares that a multimillion-dollar project to improve its infrastructure could work.
Group says sheriff fails in sex shops sting
Despite an ordinance, shops thrive on U.S. 19 because officials can't build cases.

City official seeks to oust city manager
For the City Council president, push has come to shove. She wants to discuss the city manager's future at the next meeting.

Sheriff assigns more deputies to patrol
With some organizational reshuffling, Sheriff Bob White adds deputies to the front lines.

Mom sues restaurant after son dies in crash
The Brewmasters in Wesley Chapel, which has closed, served her underage son alcohol, the woman says.

City wants time to study waterfront
Port Richey ponders a 90-day halt to waterfront building, but some businesses urge caution.

Give up shelter, board member urges
The Salvation Army should turn over control of the domestic violence program to another group, he writes.

Brainy bunch is tops in the world
A six-student team shows impressive teamwork and creative problem solving at Odyssey of the Mind.

City has a vision for hotel
NEW PORT RICHEY -- The city is exploring acquiring the 74-year-old Hacienda Hotel, and integrating the property into its downtown redevelopment efforts.

Preserving waterfront land was a no-brainer
Overlooked amid the recent government hubbub in Port Richey is the city's opportunity to preserve a piece of old Florida.

Shuffleboard Club damage trims New Port Richey's net
NEW PORT RICHEY -- New Port Richey will get about $7,000 less on its sale of the former Shuffleboard Club because of damage done to the property after the previous tenants moved out.

Lake Jovita beach house set to open this summer
SAN ANTONIO -- After more than three years of planning and work, the city's public beach house on the shore of Lake Jovita should be open this summer, city Commissioner Sharon Madden said Tuesday.

Everyone knew about Esteves
The major-league draft passed through town Tuesday and Wednesday -- hey, is that a tumbleweed? -- and left Ridgewood's Derek Kuryliw, Land O'Lakes' Brian and Jeff Baisley and Zephyrhills' Danny Wardell untouched.

Brewers put an end to Boyd's worries
A long day of waiting comes to an end for the former Pasco star in the 27th round.

It's time to drive for dough
Golfers will do anything to get more distance on their drives. The short game might be better for the scorecard, but the long ball is better for the ego.  

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  • Hernando police reports
  • Capel plea agreement expected to come today
  • Teen gets hole-in-one even if he doesn't see it
  • Brother, tagging along, drowns
  • Superintendent's pick protested
  • Swim at Hunter Springs leaves kids with itchy rash
  • Double deluge brings relief
  • For Sallee, 'zone' could not be found
  • Nave has right to choose an invocation
  • Two top athletes, two paths
  • 'Sweat equity' at work here
  • Class notes
  • Say it
  • A small tribute
  • Retailers bemoan renovation timing

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