July 26, 2000
City agrees to risk a lot to gain a lot
By passing on a county program, Dade City is opting to try for a bulk of federal grants.
Tax collector criticizes new opponent
"He doesn't stand a chance of winning," Mike Olson said of old friend-turned-new foe Hap Clark. "I'm not afraid."
Once spurned, ministry finds welcome
SAN ANTONIO, Fla. -- Morningstar Fishermen, the fish-breeding ministry forced to scuttle plans to open near Moon Lake last winter, is casting its nets from a new compound in the citrus-studded hills of eastern Pasco County.
County to apply for well money
Since the drought began, well drillers estimate that hundreds of wells in the area have gone dry.
Doctor testifies he never examined girl
DADE CITY -- Allegations of a physician's sexual misconduct with a teenage girl came down to a case of he said-she said during the first day of trial Tuesday, with the defense attacking the girl's credibility, past, and home life.
Port Richey council is working to construct stronger city code
PORT RICHEY -- In the two months Port Richey's code enforcement officer has been on the job, the City Council has been unusually active pitching and approving new codes bent on curbing problems throughout the city.
Teaching career is a costly job before you start
Editor's note: The following letters respond to the July 20 letter, How about a cut in teacher's pay?
It is prudent to limit access along State Road 56
As construction continues on the new state highway linking Land O'Lakes to Wesley Chapel, land owners are seeking to capitalize on the commercial potential of State Road 56. Though the multi-laned road will not open until next year, three property owners want the county to designate the entire corridor for intensive commercial use.
New charter school gets approval
The School Board also gets its first look at the district's proposed budget for next year, expected to top $502-million.
Man seeks supplies to be his own lawyer
The defendant in a murder trial, who may face the death penalty, asks for a law book, among other things.
Voice, data jacks stolen from site of new school
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Voice and data jacks worth $2,000 were reported stolen from a storage closet at the construction site of the new Jack W. Mitchell High School on Little Road.
Socialites 'tea' it up English style
"A cup of tea is what held us together in England during World War II", said Irene Plum said during a recent "Princess High Tea" sponsored by the Socialites at the T.A.T. clubhouse in Holiday.
New chamber directors tapped
The new directors who will serve a three-year term for the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce are as follows: Troy Barlock, Debbie Edwards, Larry Guilford, Leon Moody, Marilyn Odum and Ellen Schroeder. They were announced Thursday night at the monthly meeting of the chamber held at the Quail Run RV Park in Wesley Chapel. There are 18 board members. Next month, officers for the new year will be elected by these board members.