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Brooksville man killed when car rolls over

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 9, 2003

A 60-year-old Brooksville man died after his car overturned on U.S. 41 Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper E. Schaub said Herbert M. Jenkins Jr. of 16277 Hibiscus Road was traveling south on U.S. 41 when he drove off the west side of the road at 8:56 a.m. His 1998 Chevrolet overturned several times before coming to a rest just north of Goodman Road in Pasco County, the FHP said.

No other cars were involved, and alcohol did not appear to be a factor, according to the FHP.

Man, 39, held on charges of sexual battery

BROOKSVILLE -- A west Brooksville man was charged Friday with sexual battery upon a child under 16 after the girl reported the incident to a sheriff's deputy at her school, according to jail records.

Edward C. Chapel, 39, of 18444 Shady Side Dr., was still being held Saturday on a $5,000 bond at the Hernando County Jail after his arrest Friday afternoon.

The incident allegedly occurred Jan. 29 in Chapel's home. According to an arrest affidavit, when Chapel was questioned at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office about the incident, he admitted to fondling the girl.

Winter Art Exhibit reception at city hall

BROOKSVILLE -- A reception for the artists of the Winter Art Exhibit at Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the gallery, 201 Howell Ave.

The main exhibit are watercolors by Dan Burleigh Phillips. Other artists include Lee Broede (pen and ink sketches, oil pastel sunsets), Nik Chamberlain (transparent watercolor horses), Marlene Brennan (oils), Mimi Conrey (acrylics), Justin Glacobbi (watercolor and airbrush), Karen Rooney (Americana wood painting), Elizabeth Coachman (etchings) and Christina Coch (painted gourds), as well as hand-made baskets by Jane Sheldon and Cathy Wesson.

The reception is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council.

Spring Hill studio to host art show, demonstration

SPRING HILL -- Your Arts Desire Studio and Gallery will host two upcoming events:

-- Student Art Show, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22. The show features the works of Your Arts Desire's students, who range in age from 5 to 95. Adults and children are welcome.

-- Artist Tony Caparello will give a brief painting demonstration and showcase his work from 1 to 3p.m. Feb. 23. Caparello recently painted the Brooksville Raid mural in downtown Brooksville. Caparello will also have on display the works of his students who study photo realistic painting. This is for adults only.

Your Arts Desire Studio and Gallery is at 5327 Commercial Way (Suite B 107). Call 592-4646 or e-mail

Golf tournament will benefit deputy programs

BROOKSVILLE -- The 17th annual Junior Deputy/Explorer Post 409 Golf Tournament will be March 1 at Brooksville Golf and Country Club, 23446 Links Drive.

Hole sponsors, prizes and golfers are needed for the event. The cost is $50 to be a hole sponsor; the names of hole sponsors will be engraved on a plaque that will be displayed at the golf and country club during the tournament, then to be displayed in the Hernando County Sheriff's Office lobby. The tournament is sponsored by the Sheriff's Youth Education Services Inc.

The tournament will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $60 per player, which includes green fee, cart, beverage, buffet lunch, door prizes, souvenir mug and prizes on every hole. The first hole-in-one on Hole 9 wins a 2003 Buick Century, courtesy of Rick Matthews Buick, Pontiac, GMC. Golfers can sign up as a team (four-person scramble) or as individuals.

Funds raised help deputies continue teaching ROAR (Respect Others And Yourself) and the Junior Deputy Program to third-, fourth, and fifth,grade students. Proceeds also help support Explorer Post 409. Also, during this school year, the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program was introduced to sixth-graders.

Call the Sheriff's Office, 754-6830, ext. 300.

Hernando school district under government review

BROOKSVILLE -- The Florida Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability is currently reviewing the Hernando County School District.

County residents will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts and suggestions at a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. March 5 in the Hernando County School Support Complex, 919 N Broad St.

Suggestions on how the district can improve management, reduce costs and/or increase accountability are encouraged. Discussion can be on the district's management, curriculum, student performance, transportation, food services or any other aspect of the school district.

Call OPPAGA toll-free 1-800-877-3470.

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