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October 31, 2000

Police ready to protect little goblins
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
Though some municipalities already have observed Halloween, tonight is the official trick-or-treat.
5 deputies form team to deal with toxics

Sheriff Lee Cannon says he expects officers will handle more calls about illegal chemical dumping because the county is growing rapidly.

Diver in unconscious state is rescued by Coast Guard
The man ascended too quickly from a dive off Hudson and is flown to a Gainesville hospital.

Front of truck sheared off by train
The driver, who was not seriously injured, drove through the warning crossarm and into the train, authorities say.

City golf course set to reopen
After a 6-month shutdown, an improved Zephyrhills City Golf Course will be back in business Wednesday.

Pastor tries again to build
Residents helped thwart the pastor's previous attempt to build a church.

Real monsters show ugly side
Editor: We are writing this at 3 a.m. EST on Sunday morning, Oct. 29. A noise awoke us a few minutes ago.

Dade City seeks volunteers
DADE CITY -- The city's new volunteer coordinator, Linae Paulsen, put out a call this week for volunteers willing to help with a variety of projects.

Playoff histories

Tonight's games

Hudson fighting to claim three PPAL Super Bowl titles
NEW PORT RICHEY -- For the first time since the Pasco Police Athletic League's inception in 1973, Hudson qualified four divisional teams for the playoffs.

Rebuild? Never
HUDSON -- A sports dynasty, as defined by the dictionary, is a family or group that maintains power for several generations.

Wildcats a pleasant surprise
The Wesley Chapel volleyball team is the talk of the school after winning its first-ever district title.

Deputies seek suspect in bank heist
LAND O'LAKES -- Pasco County sheriff's deputies were searching Monday for the man who robbed the Heritage Bank at 23000 State Road 54 on Saturday morning.

Firefighters praised for controlling blaze
I want to compliment the excellent work the fire department did in controlling the fire which destroyed the Samartzis home on Wagon Wheel Lane just recently.

Family sues Hudson nursing home
NEW PORT RICHEY -- The family of an elderly woman whose legs were amputated after she developed multiple pressure sores at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the Hudson nursing home.

Man arrested in child abuse case
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A 42-year-old man was charged with one count of child abuse after Pasco County sheriff's deputies said he hit a 16-year-old girl in the mouth with his hand and grabbed her arms.

Retirement community plans Treasure Sale and Bazaar
The fifth annual Treasure Sale and Bazaar '00 sponsored by more than 700 residents of the Timber Greens Retirement Community is scheduled Saturday at the clubhouse, 6333 Timber Greens Boulevard, New Port Richey.  

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