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Death of Holiday man called a homicide

HOLIDAY

24-year-old's death called a homicide

Authorities are calling the death of a 24-year-old man found in his Brompton Drive home Wednesday a homicide. Family members found V.L. "Vince" Santoro about 1:30 p.m. in the house in the Holiday Lake Estates neighborhood. On Wednesday, sheriff's officials were referring to the incident as a suspicious death. Thursday, after an autopsy, they confirmed Santoro was slain. The Sheriff's Office would not say how he was killed or release any other details.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Man accused of assaulting girl

Hernando County sheriff's deputies arrested a Wesley Chapel man Wednesday on three counts of sexual battery involving a girl under the age of 12. Authorities said Dionicio Anthony Phillips, 34, assaulted the girl on at least three occasions in 2007 at her mother's home while the mother was at work. Phillips is being held without bail at the Hernando County Jail.

COUNTYWIDE

Absentee ballot postage is 83 cents

With the first of 19,000 absentee ballots hitting the mail this week, Pasco County's elections office has a message: Send them back with the right postage. The bulkiness of the ballot means 83 cents in postage is necessary to return completed ballots to elections officials. The deadline to request a ballot is Oct. 28. Ballots must be returned to elections officials by 7 p.m. Nov. 4, the day of the election. Go to pascovotes.com or call toll-free at 1-800-851-8754.

TRILBY

Festival to support children's safety

The Greater Trilby Community Association will host its fourth Fall Festival and Children's Safety Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in downtown Trilby. The event is held yearly to remember abducted and abused children and help prevent future crimes against kids. Parents will be able to register their children with the Pasco Sheriff's Office ID program, and there will be a drawing for a new bicycle. The event is made possible by a grant from Publix and donations from Wilton Simpson and other Trilby businesses. Call (352) 583-5936 or (352) 583-4994.

LAND O'LAKES

Seminar focuses on marketing

"How to Market in This Economy" is the title of the next free SCORE seminar, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Land O'Lakes branch library, 2818 Collier Parkway. SCORE counselor Bill Brydia will discuss planning and marketing and the best strategies to help grow small businesses. Call (813) 929-1214 or (727) 842-4638 or visit www.score439.org.

Pasco deaths

Caho, Dellis B.

Clarke, Dennis

De Lario, Marie

Ginn, Joe Frank III

Goldberg, Ruth U.

Herbert, Eliner L.

Kirby, Betty

Maggio, John A.

McGinnis, John

O'Neal, Jeffrey M.

Pawelczak, Elsie Bertha

Russo, Ralph V.

Shingler, Giroloma "Mae"

Stanzione, Michael Jr.

Timpanelli, Margaret L.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Death of Holiday man called a homicide 09/18/08 [Last modified: Saturday, September 20, 2008 10:04pm]
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