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Briefs: Sunlake principal tapped to lead new high school

Land O'Lakes

Sunlake principal tapped to lead new high school

Pasco school superintendent Heather Fiorentino has chosen a principal to open Fivay High School, the county's newest, and it's not one of the two announced candidates. Instead, Fiorentino has chosen to move Sunlake High principal Angie Stone to Fivay, which is on State Road 52 at Chicago Avenue in Hudson. Stone used to lead Hudson High, so she's familiar with the area, plus she has the added benefit of having prepared Sunlake for its first day of classes ever, too. Why not pick current Hudson High principal Dave LaRoche, who applied for the job? "We felt like we needed Dr. LaRoche to stay at Hudson High School to provide some stability," assistant superintendent Jim Davis said, noting that LaRoche has started making changes at the school that he should see to completion. The School Board still must approve Stone's appointment. She would begin in the spring, and the Sunlake job would be available.

Hudson

Man accused of growing pot plants

About 30 marijuana plants were seized Monday morning in a raid at a grow house at 13717 Parkwood St., according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 36, was renting the home in the Parkwood Acres neighborhood off Hicks Road. He was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail the same day on $5,000 bail.

new port richey

Homeless man arrested in robbery

A fifth man has been arrested in a Saturday robbery of a Hernando Beach bar. Christopher Hood, 24, who is listed as homeless by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, was arrested Monday on Ridge Road in New Port Richey. He is charged with 11 counts of armed robbery. Hood and four other men are accused of entering the Beach Bar on Shoal Line Boulevard at 2 a.m. Saturday and robbing at least nine customers at gunpoint. Hernando and Pasco county deputies arrested four other suspects: William Pent, 20, of Weeki Wachee; and Joshua Depew, 19, Richard Depew, 21, and Shawn McLoughlin, 24, all of New Port Richey. Each was charged with armed robbery and resisting arrest without violence, according to sheriff's reports.

Correction

Jerome Salatino, chief executive officer of the Pasco Hernando Jobs and Education Partnership, graduated from the University of South Florida in 1994. A story Sunday listed an incorrect year.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Briefs: Sunlake principal tapped to lead new high school 01/12/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:01pm]
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