June 20, 2000
Pinellas rips out fencing that had injured animals
The barbed wire, a foot away from a parallel fence erected by Pinellas County, hurt deer caught between.
Car's dents might link driver to hit-and-run
Police pull Carlton Cabral over for a traffic infraction and notice suspicious markings. Forensic testing may connect him to the hit-and-run of a girl who remains in the hospital.
Rain chases away fireworks ban
Commissioners vote Monday to allow the use of fireworks. Fire officials say recent rainfall makes it a safe choice.
Zephyrhills lifts ban, too; Dade City likely will today
ZEPHYRHILLS -- Talk about effective government.
Car woes ignite presidential ideas
Editor: Re: Truck dent is just another pothole along life's byways, June 18 column by Jan Glidewell.
Lindrick lags on paying its water bill
The owner says New Port Richey overcharged the utility and owes it damages in a dispute over two wells. The mayor says there are no plans to shut off the water to Gulf Harbors.
Hospital might close maternity ward
With more than 64 percent of expectant mothers leaving West Pasco to give birth, North Bay Hospital reconsiders the need for its maternity unit.
Man charged with soliciting underage sex online
Authorities say they caught the man in a sting operation. He had been arrested on child pornography charges before, reports show.
Anaheim antes up for Cimorelli
When the Major League baseball draft rolled around earlier this month, conventional wisdom said signing Zephyrhills' Brett Cimorelli would be difficult considering he had a full scholarship to Florida State in hand. Anaheim, however, snubbed its nose at conventional wisdom and drafted Cimorelli anyway, albeit in the 20th round.
Fit to be king? 500-pound lifts highlight meet
In the King of the Bench weightlifting competition, a 140-pound press might be considered weak.