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Pasco schools, offices to open after Fay scare


Schools, offices to reopen today after Fay scare

For now at least, Tropical Storm Fay has left Pasco unharmed. That means schools and government offices will reopen today. Early voting also resumes at locations around the county. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, when early voting ends. For details on early voting, go to


Man jailed in drug- fueled ax attack

William Harrison Gillespie watched his brother die last month in a drug deal that turned violent. Now he's in jail, accused of beating someone with an ax handle in the same deadly altercation. Gillespie, 43, of 8719 Padget St., told the Times last month that he and his older brother, Gerald, went to a drug dealer's house on Edna Avenue the night of July 24. They were upset over the amount of crack they had received in exchange for $117 worth of steaks. He said they got into a brawl with a man and a woman, who pulled a 14-inch butcher knife and stabbed Gerald Gillespie. William Gillespie was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated battery. Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Tobin said William Gillespie battered a man named Richard Bell in the back of the head with an ax handle. He was being held in the county jail in lieu of $35,000 bail. No arrests have been made in Gerald Gillespie's death. The investigation is ongoing.

Pasco deaths

Cartwright, Owen G.

Chapman, Victoria Dixon

Conner, Charles T.

Driesbach, Rita R.

Gaede, Ruth

Hamilton, Joseph Sr.

Heggaton, Barbara Jo

Heile, Robert

Hite, Dennis

Hulett, Frank III

Iberer-Fulton, Laurie A.

Licence, Roy

Miller, Marilyn J

Piller, Anne M.

Snee, John A.

Witt, Darlene

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pasco schools, offices to open after Fay scare 08/19/08 [Last modified: Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:52pm]
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