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September 14, 2001

Afghani refugee expresses same horror as Americans
[Times photo: Janel Schroeder-Norton]
Driven from his home in Afghanistan, a Pasco man describes the iron reign of the Muslim fundamentalists of the Taleban.
Jan Glidewell
Reactions in tough times show our core
Even though it is humor that gets us through some of our worst times, this is obviously not the time or place for it.

Get ready, storm watchers urge
A local state of emergency is declared with schools and government buildings closing.

Commission nicks property tax rate
The slight cut will mean a savings of a few pennies for the typical homeowner, officials say.

State begins investigating Pasco agency
Two former employees of the Pasco Family Protection Team have filed complaints.

Gun buyback is for our safety -- period
Between scurrying for firearms and ammunition in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon and rushing to the grocery for pre-Gabrielle provisions, Pasco residents have an opportunity to address safety in another way.

Seeing signs of patriotism everywhere
Editor: Monday, I received an e-mail from a longtime friend who somehow got on the subject of the lack of patriotism in the United States.

Victim of fatal crash identified
DADE CITY -- A Dade City woman was identified Thursday by the Florida Highway Patrol as the victim in a fatal collision Wednesday afternoon.

Former editor files complaint
Connie J. Jones, who ran the Pasco News, says she is the victim of age and sex discrimination.

Need outpaces money for schools
County officials have just spent $110-million on new schools. Now, as they look ahead, the need is even larger.

Police reports
Couple steals games, DVDs from Blockbuster

Stormwater utility fee moves closer to reality
The average homeowner will pay $40 per year, and a city attorney says efforts to stop the ordinance are useless.

This week
Coming up

Art is the name of the game
For a special show at the Pasco Art Center, artists were asked to focus on the theme "Games People Play."

Labels revive memories of Pasco citrus industry
An exhibit of citrus grower labels, dating back to the 1860s, as well as photos of the history of citrus growing will be displayed at the Pottberg Library.

Bright colors, jutting angles characterize artwork
Sculptor Lynn Kavanaugh's work will be displayed at the Pasco Art Center during September.

New Port Richey plan for tax breaks challenged
County officials view $27-million in breaks over 30 years as more than New Port Richey really needs.

In brief
Area firefighters help New York firefighters

Taking a break might help kids understand
Football coaches across the county are not happy today. It is not just the general unhappiness that grips us all that they feel, not just the uncertainty, the pain, the sorrow and the fear we all share after Tuesday.

Football games postponed
Finding makeup dates could prove to be difficult.  

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