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December 27, 2001

Gift returns trickle in
[Times photo: Janel Schroeder-Norton]
A day after Christmas, stores report more people hunting for bargains than returning presents.
Charges piled on driver after hit and run
Vincent James Pickens' license has been suspended eight times in two years. This time, he is being held without bail.

Schools tussling with mandated pay raise
A 5 percent bonus for good teaching is in jeopardy if the economy doesn't turn around, the superintendent says.

Charter school wants more
More students, that is. Deerwood Academy asks for permission to expand quickly.

We need a senator who understands our county's needs
Editor: I've been reading with interest the recent articles dealing with the role Pasco County's legislative delegation will play in the redistricting process. It is my hope and expectation that all members of our delegation will support the creation of a Senate district that will primarily represent a majority of Pasco County residents.

Gunning for the title
Chris Halkitis, arguably the county's best player, will lead Ridgewood in its own tournament.

AAU team fills in for Canadian team as Conquistadors' opponent
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Pasco-Hernando Community College's scheduled game on Monday against the University of Guelph (Ontario) has been canceled, but PHCC coach Bobby Bowman has found a substitute.

Eagle adjusting to Florida life again
Emory Strachan transferred from the Bahamas in hopes of earning a scholarship.

Mustang's playing days all but over at Mitchell
TRINITY -- Three-sport standout Brittnee Williamson's athletic career at Mitchell is likely over.

Man accused of attacking boy
SPRING HILL -- A 37-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy got into an argument Christmas Day that ended with the man going to jail and facing a charge of child abuse.  

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  • Retailer, county fight over fireworks tents
  • Fire-rescue faces fiscal emergency of its own
  • Roof crew members injured in collapse
  • Welcome to Dodge, but watch your step
  • Police reports
  • Mr. Manatee mailbox regains its pilfered Santa Claus outfit
  • Ex-council member, vocal advocate dies
  • Rebuilt Cove blends old, new
  • Events chill county business
  • Civitan throws yule party for kids
  • Central's O'Sullivan closing in on goal
  • Bunch of talent, success
  • The Search, Chapter 3

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