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Dade City physician hurt in hit-and-run


Physician hurt in hit-and-run on St. Joe Road

A prominent Dade City doctor was the victim of a hit-and-run accident late Thursday that left him in Tampa General Hospital in serious condition. Dr. Michael I. Weiss, 41, an ob-gyn with an office in Dade City, was hit near the corner of St. Joe Road and 23rd Street about 8 p.m. Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Mickey C. Bearden was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. The FHP says Weiss was walking east along the shoulder of St. Joe Road when Bearden hit him. Bearden then kept driving to a Circle K store a few blocks away. He told troopers he thought he may have hit something, but wasn't sure and therefore didn't stop. After being arrested in connection with the hit-and-run, Bearden was also charged on an outstanding drug warrant from Georgia.


Submit your ideas for school names

The Pasco County School Board is seeking ideas for the names of two new elementary schools. Elementary V is scheduled to open in the Watergrass subdivision of Wesley Chapel in August 2009. Elementary R is slated to open in the Connerton subdivision of Land O'Lakes in January 2010. Send your nominations to Maureen Moore, director of communications, District School Board of Pasco County, 7227 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, FL 34638. You can also fax to (813) 794-2716 or send an e-mail to The deadline is Nov. 7.

Pasco deaths

Chace, G. Wayne

Deprey, Maxine L.

Farmer, Virginia

Ingrassia, William

Kozak, Elizabeth Ann

Loden, John L. Jr.

Smith, William Clyde

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Dade City physician hurt in hit-and-run 10/03/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 6, 2008 2:00pm]
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