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Pasco briefs: Yellow lights will herald dad's success

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Yellow lights will herald dad's success

Tom Washburn and the students of Schrader Elementary and Bayonet Point Middle schools are waiting no longer. After a year of agitating, the Pasco dad finally got county officials to install flashing yellow lights on Little Road at Star Trail to slow traffic outside the schools. All it took, he said, was waving a newspaper article about his effort in front of the right county commissioner, in this case Jack Mariano. "He said, 'I work for you. I'll take care of it.' Done!" Washburn wrote in a letter to the Times. Superintendent Heather Fiorentino praised Washburn for his unyielding attempt to make crossing the street safer for students. Washburn was "wonderful to work with, and just concerned about the safety of the children," she said. "He's a good man."

DADE CITY

Gunmen steal truckload of drugs

Two men carjacked a delivery truck outside a CVS pharmacy about 9 a.m. Monday, getting away with 40 red and blue totes containing an unknown amount and brand of prescription drugs, Dade City police said. The driver, who was held up at gunpoint outside the pharmacy at 12804 U.S. 301, was not injured. The two men fled east on Morningside Drive and eventually ditched the truck in an orange grove off Clinton Avenue, where it was discovered by workers about 11 a.m. The driver described both attackers as white men about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9, wearing baseball caps, white or light colored T-shirts and gray or light colored slacks. Both men had scruffy beards. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michelle Mejias or Detective Joe Conrad at (352) 521-1493.

Correction

The telephone number for tickets to the ballet Sleeping Beauty at Renaissance Academy Friday through Sunday is (727) 845-8150. An incorrect number was listed in Friday's Pasco edition.

Pasco deaths

Goebel, Emma

Jacobs, Charles A.

Martin, Christopher A. "Chris"

McClosky, James J.

Muraco, Peter

Neubauer, Helen

Nolan, Lillian F.

Patria, Joan

Ryder, Robert L.

Shea, Joseph "Jay"

Tokish, Marie

Tyler, Bonna M.

Unger, Ronald

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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Pasco briefs: Yellow lights will herald dad's success 04/07/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:23am]
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