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September 12, 2002

Nuclear plant increases security
CRYSTAL RIVER -- Responding to the national terrorism alert Tuesday, Florida Power increased armed security at its Crystal River nuclear plant, tested communication systems and put additional restrictions on visitor access, spokesman Mac Harris said. The changes come after an orange alert, the second highest of the five levels of terrorism warnings. Harris said the additional measures would be in place until the alert is lifted.

Animal Control seeks dog that bit man
FLORAL CITY -- A man was bitten by a brown dog Friday at Derby Oaks Drive and Quarterhorse Lane, according to the Department of Public Safety, Animal Control. No other description of the dog was available. If the dog is not located by Monday, rabies vaccinations will have to be administered to the victim. If you have any information about this dog, call Citrus County Animal Control at 726-7660.

Recount gives Fowler GOP spot in commission race
The hand recount in the District 4 GOP primary adds three votes for the incumbent and one more for Joyce Valentino.

Children in a changed world pause to reflect
Students of all ages absorb patriotic, uplifting and reverent messages about a day that threatened everyone's innocence.

Brown-Waite fires early shot against Thurman
The victor of the GOP primary heads straight into battle with her main Democratic rival.

Long day at the polls a break for late voters
The supervisor of elections says polling places opened on time, reported no problems and got fast results.

Citrus recalls 9/11 with its heart
Whether it's through somber remembrance of the losses, or proud proclamations of patriotism, residents mark the day of tragedy with feeling.

Greg Hamilton
Citrus elections staff makes tough job look easy
Before the clock struck midnight on Tuesday, comedian Jay Leno already was cracking wise to a nationwide audience about yet another Florida election fiasco.

Preston is working on college career
Crystal River's Ash Preston wants to keep competing long after this season.

Big schools are no big deal
Little Class A Seven Rivers Christian takes down 3A Hernando and 4A Central in one week.

Rough waters give way to smooth sailing
Breast cancer, a mastectomy and the end of her 33-year marriage can't rock Raab's boat.

Charges dismissed against ex-officer
INVERNESS -- Criminal charges were dismissed Wednesday against Christopher Thompson, the former Crystal River police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian while driving to work.

School Board ogles plump reserve
INVERNESS -- The time had come Tuesday to close the books on the past fiscal year and complete a spending plan for the current fiscal year. Suddenly, School Board members were presented a memo that announced unexpected good news.

The heroes of Pleasant Grove
Heroes -- and how to be one -- is the elementary school's theme this year, from featuring heroes on the school's morning news show to filling out hero postcards.


Other North Suncoast news
  • Judge Angel re-elected
  • Teachers, board can't agree on pay terms
  • Newcomer a favorite for county voters
  • Marking the imponderable
  • Ministers assure that God was there that sorrowful day

  • Jeff Webb
  • Column: Victory is revealed even in defeat
  • Cross country Leopards win
  • Repairman arrested, charged with fraud
  • Coming in November
  • Primary turnout is high
  • Teachers revitalize music program
  • As a safety patroller, this girl's a natural
  • Chime recalls a nation's losses
  • For law officers, day passes quietly
  • Police report

  • Letters
  • The Character First! program's a good idea
  • Cities somberly mark Sept. 11
  • Patriotic display greets drivers
  • Browning stays above the fray during election
  • San Antonio supporter Joe Herrmann, 90, dies
  • Schoolteacher gives meaning to modern history
  • Cannon has work left to do, primary shows
  • Day of grief, resolve
  • Both candidates are from Pinellas
  • Young judge wins one race; another undecided
  • Weightman serves notice
  • School officer is accused of harassment
  • EDC gets half of the raise it wanted
  • Pulte doesn't get welcome mat
  • At county schools, remembrance resounds
  • Police reports

  • Editorial
  • County needs board to govern campaigns

  • Letters
  • Fire service will be subject of forum

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