Schools, union tentative deal goes to vote
After months of negotiations, the Pasco County School District has reached tentative contract agreements with its instructional and support staffs for the current school year. Representatives from the administration and the United School Employees of Pasco signed off on the deals late Monday after completing a handful of final items. The sides had already reached terms on financial issues, such as another year without pay raises, back in the fall. They finished off the details on how to implement new employee evaluations earlier this month. All the details are posted on the USEP website at http://tinyurl.com/usep2012. The agreements next go to the School Board and the USEP membership for ratification. The voting dates have not been scheduled.
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Mulieri's daughter Susan Trudell dies
Susan Trudell, the daughter of longtime County Commissioner Pat Mulieri, died Sunday evening after a lengthy illness. She was 52. She was born July 10, 1959, in North Babylon, N.Y., and moved to Florida when she was 20. Trudell graduated with a paralegal degree from Hillsborough Community College. Survivors include father John Winans, son Michael Winans, sister Caprice Frosch, mother Pat Mulieri and stepfather James Mulieri. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Dobies Funeral Home, 6616 Congress St. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Regency Baptist Church, 8020 Washington St. In lieu of flowers, Mulieri asks that donations be sent to Pastor Bob Hope at Regency Baptist Church. Donations will be used to feed the homeless.
Two crashes with injuries on SR 52
A pair of car crashes blocked State Road 52 near Ehren Cutoff on Tuesday afternoon. The first crash happened about 4:30 p.m., on eastbound SR 52, and involved an overturned vehicle with people trapped inside, according to emergency dispatchers. A second accident happened nearby as traffic backed up along the roadway. A portion of the road was closed to traffic for a couple of hours as paramedics took patients to area hospitals. No additional information was available Tuesday evening on the condition of those patients or the cause of the accidents.
Democrats discuss women and GOP
The Heritage Pines Democratic Club will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the community clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd. (off County Line Road). The meeting will feature a roundtable discussion on responding to the Republican approach to women's issues. For information call Lynn Lindeman at (727) 697-3052.