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Morning crash kills 2; evening accident kills 1

Land O'Lakes

Morning crash kills 2; evening accident kills 1

The Florida Highway Patrol on Monday identified the two people killed in a fiery crash Sunday in central Pasco, among a string of crashes that day. Robert W. Rowlands, 46, and Valerie E. Rowlands, 50, both of Odessa, died after their car collided with a wrecker and burst into flames about 7 a.m. near U.S. 41 and Carson Drive in Land O'Lakes, authorities said. Wrecker driver Charles E. Hartzner, 60, of Lutz was uninjured. In an unrelated crash Sunday, Lawrence E. Sanders, 48, of Zephyrhills died after his truck overturned on Buchman Highway south of the city. He was fleeing a minor hit-and-run crash at 7:55 p.m., the FHP said. Sanders was ejected from the truck as it overturned. He had swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Authorities said he was not wearing a seat belt, and alcohol was involved. Any witnesses are asked to call the FHP at (813) 631-4020 .

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Walk a few miles, help raise money

If you're looking to lace up your shoes for a good cause, check out these events to raise money for breast cancer research. The "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk-a-thon will be Oct. 25 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration is at 8 a.m. and walking starts at 9 a.m. at Little Everglades Ranch, 37903 Ashbrook Road in Dade City. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum, and the noncompetitive walks range from 3 to 5 miles. For information, visit makingstrides.acsevents.org/pasco. Or if you're looking to cover more distance, check out the Tampa Bay 3-Day event, benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust. Those walkers will cover about 20 miles a day for three days, traveling at their own pace with the support of volunteers who will provide meals, liquid and snack stops, hot showers, portable restrooms and 24-hour medical services. The event runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. There is a $2,200 fundraising minimum. Call toll-free at 1-800-996-3329 or visit The3Day.org.

Still have energy? How about a hike?

And keep those walking shoes handy: Gulfside Regional Hospice is holding its second annual Hike for Hospice on Nov. 8. There will be 5K walking events on both sides of the county that day: The morning hike starts at 8 a.m. at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, and the afternoon hike begins at 11 a.m. at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. The fee is $35, adults; $15, children 10 and younger. All proceeds go to patient care at Gulfside hospice. All hikers will get a snack, beverages, T-shirt and goodie bag with registration. To sign up, call Jennifer York toll-free at 1-800-561-4883 or visit active.com and search on "Hike for Hospice."

Pasco deaths

Contardi, Mary Teresa

Himmel, John L.

Miner-Lauro, Dorothy

Scicli, Christopher "Big Chris"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Morning crash kills 2; evening accident kills 1 09/01/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 1, 2008 7:52pm]
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