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MAN TO FACE TRIAL TODAY IN SLAYING ATTEMPT

A 38-year-old man is scheduled to face trial today in the attempted murder of a former girlfriend. Prosecutors say Willie Andre Haynes met up with Catina Washington at a Sept. 17, 2005, party, where he saw her talking to an ex-boyfriend. When Haynes accompanied Washington back to her apartment, authorities say, he attacked her. He is accused of stabbing her with a screwdriver, beating her with a wood plank, pouring nail polish remover and rubbing alcohol on her, and throwing a lit match at her. Washington was able to smother the flames with a blanket but suffered puncture wounds and burns. Haynes has a Florida criminal record dating to 1987, including charges of burglary, aggravated assault on a police officer, battery and domestic violence, records show.

DADE CITY

Save cans for nonprofit group

Did you know your old soda cans can help build homes for needy families? East Pasco Habitat for Humanity is asking people to recycle their aluminum cans to raise money for the nonprofit organization. People can drop off the cans at Pasco Recycling, 15640 U.S. 301 in Dade City, or Zephyrhills Recycling, 9150 U.S. 301, just north of Zephyrhills. Specify that your donations are for East Pasco Habitat for Humanity. For information, including additional dropoff sites, call (352) 567-1444 or visit www.ephabitat.org.

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