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Motorcycle spinning in Holiday accident kills nearby pedestrian


Motorcycle kills pedestrian AFTER COLLISION

A Holiday man walking along a road was killed Monday evening by a motorcycle flipping after a collision, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The pedestrian, Richard K. Dickens, 53, died. Luz M. Quiles, 73, of Holiday was driving a 1990 Toyota east on Louis Avenue and trying to turn left at Lucas Street, the Highway Patrol reported. At the same time, a Suzuki motorcycle traveling over the speed limit was passing slower vehicles on Louis Avenue from the westbound lane. The motorcyclist, Joshua H. Cross, 20, of Tarpon Springs, collided with the left front part of the Toyota as it attempted the left turn. The impact flipped the motorcycle several times, sending it toward the north shoulder. That's where it hit Dickens, who died at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Cross' injuries were serious. Quiles suffered minor injuries. Charges are pending.


Do a bagel and business on Friday

A business networking breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St. The Pasco County library system is hosting a series of free networking breakfasts this summer for the business community. Agencies represented at the breakfasts include the Small Business Development Center, the Pasco County Economic Development Council and local chambers of commerce. Attendees are invited for a light breakfast of bagels, doughnuts, fruit, juice and coffee provided by the Friends of the Library. For information on this and other networking events throughout the summer, visit


Democratic Club plans deli meeting

The East Pasco Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Cream's Deli, Seventh Street at Church Avenue. Members will put the final touches on their booth for the Fourth of July Sparklebration and a candidate fair to be held later in July. The meeting is open to the public.


Learn about frogs' croaks at seminar

If you've ever been curious about frog calls, here's your chance to find out more. Lance Arvidson of the Hills­borough River Task Force Frog Listening Network will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m. June 30 to teach people how to identify frog calls. The goal is to train volunteers to record and submit data on the croakers in their neighborhoods, which will help area scientists preserve the amphibian populations. The free workshop will be at the Starkey Environmental Education Center, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd. For information, call (813) 834-3474 or (813) 929-1408.


Steve Schurdell of WJQB 106.3 FM representing Greater New Port Richey Main Street, was named a member of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Because of incorrect information supplied to the Times, his name was omitted from a list of directors recognized at the annual awards banquet Friday night.

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