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Pasco girl, 2, pulled from pool and taken to hospital

WESLEY CHAPEL

Tot pulled from pool, taken to hospital

A 2-year-old girl was pulled from the family swimming pool about 3:30 p.m. Monday, sheriff's officials said. The girl, who had not been identified, was home with family members at 26730 Glenhaven Road when she got into the pool area, Pasco sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said. The girl was still breathing when she was flown to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Doll said.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Credit card wasn't his, police say

Thomas Edward Herwander made creative use of the credit card that authorities say he stole. The company card belonged to the general manager of Bayonet Point Oxygen, who reported 29 unauthorized uses for a total of $852.30. The manager suspected Herwander, an acquaintance. New Port Richey police spotted Herwander at a gas station on Massachusetts Avenue on Oct. 30. There, his arrest report says, Herwander was filling up random customers' gas tanks on the credit card in exchange for cash. In a followup investigation, police matched receipt numbers from the gas purchases to transaction numbers on the credit card statement, the report says. Herwander, 32, who lives in Tarpon Springs, first said he was using his girlfriend's credit card, then said he was using a prepaid card he found on the street, the arrest report says. He was arrested Monday and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Bail was set at $5,000.

College offers online courses

The corporate training department at Pasco-Hernando Community College is offering online noncredit courses for Web designers and computer programmers on achieving top search engine positions, creating Web pages and using various programs. More than 250 noncredit, online courses are offered every month, and each one runs for six weeks. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments and discussion areas. Most courses are $99, which includes a certificate of completion. For information on these or other continuing education courses, visit PHCC's Online Education Center at www.ed2go.com/phcc or call corporate training at (727) 816-3123.

In Tampa Bay

Richard Carino, a former Port Richey family practice physician, was sentenced Monday to 33 years and nine months in federal prison after his conviction on child pornography charges. "I see a deep darkness within you, sir," Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich told Carino as she gave him the maximum sentence. See story in Tampa Bay.

Pasco deaths

Brewer, Fredric "Fritz"

Carder, William L. Jr.

Halloran, Thomas

Herman, Alta

Ladd, Helen W.

Ortega, Jerelene Jackson

Pluta, Edward S. Sr.

Price, Viola M.

Schuster, Harold

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pasco girl, 2, pulled from pool and taken to hospital 11/24/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:20am]
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