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The week in review

A look back at the week's top stories

By Times staff report
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 10, 2002


BOY DIES: Justin Page, age 5, was struck by a car and killed near the Homosassa mobile home where he lived with his mother, Jennelle. The boy was struck when he crossed Cardinal Lane to fetch a neighbor's mail, authorities said.

BRAMLETT MAKES CHOICE: Earl Bramlett, the activities director and former football coach at Crystal River High School, withdrew his name from consideration for a new job: assistant principal at the school. School Board members had criticized the possible move. In withdrawing, Bramlett decided his professional experience was better suited to keep the job he has.

CONTRACTOR FIRED: The Inverness City Council fired Clark, Roamelis and Associates, known as CRA, because the firm failed to secure state approval for the renovations around a city landmark -- namely the 1912 Historic Courthouse, which was restored with the help of state dollars. The oversight has delayed the downtown project for five months already and could take a couple of more months to resolve.

WAL-MART COMING: Seeking the last round of county approval for the long-planned project, Wal-Mart submitted the site plans and blueprints for its future supercenter on the former SMI property on State Road 44, just west of its present site in Inverness.

HISTORIAN DIES: Hampton "Hamp" Dunn, a Floral City native who went on to become one of Florida's best-known historians, died Feb. 3 in a Tampa nursing home after a period of failing health. He was 85. Among the 18 books he wrote was Back Home, a history of Citrus County.

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