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Families of teenage crash victims to share $12,000


Families of crash victims share $12,000

The families of two teens who died in a car accident will be presented with more than $12,000 at 10 a.m. today at the Tijuana Flats in Wesley Chapel, 27709 State Road 56. Tabatha Pastrana, 18, and her friend Kristin Gaskin, 17, died May 5 when their car flipped on Interstate 75, just north of State Road 54. Both girls were seniors at Wesley Chapel High School. Gaskin worked at Tijuana Flats, which held a fundraiser to give money to the families of Gaskin and Pastrana. The fundraiser was through the company's nonprofit organization, Just in Queso Foundation, which provides money to people in need. Ruby Aran Houg, a manager with Tijuana Flats, wants to thank everyone involved. "The families are very appreciative," she said, "and so are we."


Longleaf tops in green development

Longleaf, Crosland LLC's pedestrian-friendly "traditional neighborhood" development in Trinity, is first in the Tampa Bay Area to be awarded the Florida Green Building Coalition's "Green Development" designation. Only eight other residential projects in Florida have the title, which recognizes the community's environmental excellence in six areas, including the protection of ecosystems, conservation of natural resources, environmentally friendly utilities, and the provision of educational information to residents to promote "green" living practices.


Theresa Jones, the 46-year-old woman whose body was found in the back yard of a burned-out house in Holiday this week, rented the property. A headline Friday misstated her connection to the house.

Pasco deaths

Dostal, Donald R.

Helm, Joan M.

Montero, Kenneth C.

Phillips, Lester Clark

Rodawalt, Betty Louise

Ryan, Dennis

Schafer, Ida

Schwalm, Arthur E.

Stiers, Frank

Sweet, William

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Families of teenage crash victims to share $12,000 06/20/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:01pm]
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