Man fatally shot in garage; two sought
Pasco sheriff's deputies were searching Sunday evening for two men to question in the fatal shooting of a man at a Port Richey home earlier Sunday. The victim was shot at least once in the chest about 4:30 p.m. in the garage of a home at 6735 El Camino Paloma. The man, described as being in his early 40s, was taken to North Bay Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The Sheriff's Office was withholding the name of the victim pending notification of his family. A friend of the victim told police that he was in another room of the home when he heard several gunshots. When the friend made it into the garage, deputies said, he found his friend there with a gunshot wound. Deputies said they are looking for two males in their late teens or early 20s and each about 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 8. The men were wearing black T-shirts and blue jeans and fled in a 2000 white or pearl-colored Cadillac with dark-tinted windows and tinted rims.
Early voting facts, progress online
Attention political junkies: Early voter turnout statistics will be available on the Supervisor of Elections Web site starting Aug. 11. The statistics will be updated daily leading up to the Aug. 26 primary. Voters can also check out sample ballots on the Web site, www.pascovotes.com, using their precinct number and party affiliation. Sample ballots will be mailed to all registered voters Aug. 7. For questions or assistance, call the elections office toll-free at 1-800-851-8754.
Schools to recycle your newspapers
Under a deal reached this month by county and school district officials, residents can start recycling their newspapers at 35 schools across Pasco. The move is designed to promote recycling and generate a little money for schools. Some have earned as much as $7,000 a year from newspaper recycling programs, said Karen Bryant, the school district's recycling coordinator. The county has no curbside collection program for newspapers and only seven dropoff sites. "We make recycling more convenient for the public by providing more dropoffs, the schools raise money and all of Pasco wins," county recycling coordinator Jennifer Seney said. For a list of schools, visit pasco.tampabay.com.
Workshop looks at regional transit
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority is holding a series of community workshops this summer to determine what transportation systems are needed. Pasco's summer workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 29 at Alice Hall Community Center, 38116 Fifth Ave. in Zephyrhills. Pasco residents may also attend the Hernando workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 31 at the Holiday Inn Express, 3528 U.S. 19 (Commercial Way) in Spring Hill. Or check out the online workshops from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at www.tbarta.com. The first phase of the effort will determine where transportation improvements are needed. The second phase will focus on the types of projects needed.
Denton, Sharon Raley
Deppe, Gunther A.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.