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July 21, 2000

Jan Glidewell
Dress rules come with a coating of irony
Aside from the accusations of racism and of basic unfairness, the case of the young man thrown out of Tyrone Square Mall for not wearing his hat straight raises some very deep and soul-disturbing questions.

Woman charged with child neglect
ZEPHYRHILLS -- A woman accused of leaving her children home alone for hours while she went out drinking was arrested Wednesday and charged with child neglect, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Trash, labor shortage delay center's opening
Lack of brick masons and an unexpected landfill postpones the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new East Pasco administration building.

Spouse shot in gun-firing lesson
A man showing his wife how to fire a gun blames himself for the accident. No charges are filed.

Mud-boggers roil bottom of Crews Lake
The lower water levels attract large-wheeled pickups that churn the muddy flats. Park visitors say that threatens the lake's ecological balance.

Fine arts charter school on track
The School Board is expected to sign the contract next week for Dayspring Academy -- the first school of its kind in Pasco.

Jockeying council member needs to be reined in
Virginia Miller outmuscled Tom Finn.

From humble beginnings, parks system thrives
Fifteen years ago, the Pasco County park and recreation system was meager. Ball parks were usually little more than sandlots. Recreation centers werenonexistent. Beach parks were either empty lots or dumping grounds. Wilderness parks, such as they were, were more wilderness than park.

New Port Richey boy arrested for bringing steak knife to school
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A 15-year-old New Port Richey boy brought a steak knife to school and was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds on Tuesday, said Pasco sheriff's deputies.

At your leisure
What a difference 15 years makes. The county now sports 34 public parks and almost every recreational opportunity imaginable.

Seniors relying on aces heading into sectionals
The Dade City senior baseball all-stars begin play Saturday in the District III tournament.

Team prepared for absence of key player
The Dade City major softball all-stars knew before the season began that Ashley Rogers would miss the sectional tournament.

Additional games may help majors
After playing a grueling schedule in the District 4 tournament, the Dade City majors are ready for the sectionals.

Baseball season not over for four W. Pasco players
Johnny Wirick, Joe Carey, Tom Dillon and Billy Phillips, members of the District 12 All-Star team, are still battling for a championship.

District 4 sends three to tourney
Three Little League teams from Dade City are set to open sectional play this weekend after winning their respective districts: the major and senior baseball teams, and the major softball team.

Man charged in bar attack
PORT RICHEY -- A man faces a charge of strong-arm robbery after he and two other still unidentified suspects allegedly beat up a man and his girlfriend at a local bar, sheriff's deputies said.

Activist will challenge Fiorentino
Weeks of phone calling have paid off for local Democrats: Republican State Rep. Heather Fiorentino has an opponent.  

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