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Authorities close 3 East Pasco bars

Authorities shut down three East Pasco bars and arrested more than a dozen people Monday night after a two-month investigation of drug trafficking. The three bars were Paul's Restaurant outside Dade City, the Quaker Bar in downtown Dade City and the Crystal in Zephyrhills. As of 10:30 p.m. Monday, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the state Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco had arrested 13 people on assorted drug charges; other arrests were expected later in the night and over the next few days. The bar's licenses were suspended."They'll probably have their licenses lifted and never be able to open again," Pasco Sheriff Jim Gillum said.Thanksgiving recipes wanted

Thanksgiving is a time for traditions, family and food. And we would like to hear from people in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties who have a special Thanksgiving recipe that is a family tradition. We're looking for side dishes or dessert recipes. If there are stories that go along with the recipe, we want to hear those, too. Please send your recipe-story to Suzanne Hayes, St. Petersburg Times, 301 E Meridian Ave., Suite 214, Dade City 33525. The deadline for submitting items is Nov. 5.


The dial-a-prayer phone number listed in the "Religion" column Saturday is sponsored by Unity Church at 5844 Pine Hill Road in Port Richey. The number is (813) 848-1000. The column reported an incorrect sponsor for the service.