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Briefs: Two men shot in Holiday not cooperating, deputies say

HOLIDAY

Deputies: Two men shot, not cooperating

Two Tarpon Springs men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Wednesday. But investigators say leads were scarce because shooting victims James Hudson, 31, and Ozell Jones, 23, weren't cooperating. Residents on the 1800 block of Kepner Drive reported five to six gunshots followed by screeching tires about 2 a.m. Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said the neighborhood is "an area known for drug activity." Soon after, a woman called police to report Hudson and Jones were standing and bleeding in her driveway at 312 E Boyer St. in Tarpon Springs, about 4 miles away. Investigators found a white Jeep with bullet holes and broken glass parked a few hundred yards away, said Tarpon Springs police Sgt. Robert Faugno. Anderson had been shot in the right forearm; Jones was shot once in the back of the neck. Both were flown to Bayfront Medical Center and are expected to survive.

NEW PORT RICHEY

City to deal with $523,000 less

As budget season gets under way, city officials will be working with less revenue than they expected. Pasco County Property Appraiser Mike Wells told the City Council on Tuesday to expect city tax rolls to shrink by roughly 9 to 10 percent mainly due to Amendment 1 (although all homesteaded values will go up by 3 percent as a requirement of Save Our Homes). That translates into a $523,000 loss in city tax revenue, city finance director Rick Snyder said Wednesday, about $100,000 more than officials previously projected. About $461,000 would come from the general fund, while the community redevelopment fund would lose about $112,000. Even though that's more than the city counted on, said Snyder, "it's numbers we feel pretty comfortable working with."

WESLEY CHAPEL

Cypress Creek center on hold

Beset by problems with an environmental permit, a developer has indefinitely halted construction on Cypress Creek Town Center. Story, Business

Corrections

• An article Tuesday gave an incorrect number to call for information about the eighth annual Rally to Remember Chasco Challenge. The correct number for the Alzheimer's Family Organization is 1-888-496-8004.

• An article in Wednesday mentions the American Legion Unit 186 hosting a golf event Sunday at the Rivard Golf Course. The event has been postponed, and no make-up date has been announced.

Pasco deaths

Cheatham, Thomas

DeCostanzo, Ann

Edwards, Steven A.

Falco, Phyllis

Friedman, Anabel Burghardt McKenzie "Ann"

Graziul, Stanley Leonard

Hubbard, Diane V.

Murphy, William Donald

Palermo, Steve F.

Ponticell, Walter J. Jr. "Wally"

Samsel-Kessner,
Annemarie L.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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