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March 14, 2003

View through the shoe
[Times photo: Kevin White]
Carl Gude, 71, lines up a shot at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. The Brooksville Horseshoe Club has a pitching session every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m., and it's open to the public. The club is sponsoring a tournament on March 22.
Jan Glidewell: Festival for folks offers great yarns and music
Keeping in mind that it might be the last chance you get for a while, think about taking this weekend to walk the sandy shaded soil of the Sertoma Youth Ranch north of Dade City, listen to some of the finest folk and acoustic musicians in Florida and enjoy peace -- a commodity that will probably soon be in short supply.

County goes after those who owe fines
Haven't paid that traffic ticket yet? A collection agency might soon try to persuade you to do so. The county contracts to get people to pay fines.

Ex-school leader fired from job
FORT MYERS -- John Sanders, the former Hernando County School District superintendent who left in 2001 to lead Lee County's school system, has been fired for incompetence, neglect of his duties and willful misconduct, according to the Fort Myers News-Press.

Lead in Odom case is a dead end
Officials thought they may have a long sought key to the slaying of Jennifer Odom, but their suspect was in Maine around that time.

Report backs textbook reform
A report says some flexibility in how Hernando and Pasco counties buy school books could save money. A decision is up to the Legislature.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers' show, sale will be on March 22
SPRING HILL -- The Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers' annual show and sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 at the Weeki Wachee Acres Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive.

This week: Hernando
ONE SINGULAR SENSATION: The musical A Chorus Line continues Thursdays and weekends through March 23 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $16. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and an hour before each show. Call 683-5113.

Jazz group offers a dose of 'hi-dee-ho'
The Cab Calloway Orchestra performs Saturday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center.

PHCC finds backup in Rams pipeline
One former Ridgewood player's baseball career at PHCC is finished while another ex-Ram is stepping in as a replacement.

Bears save Cseh work with double plays
High in the lineup of baseball cliches is the maxim about double plays -- pitcher's best friend and all -- but there is an obvious underlying truth.

Police reports: Girl, 15, injured in water scooter accident
BAYPORT -- A 15-year-old girl needed 19 staples to close two cuts on her head after a water scooter accident Wednesday off the Bayport boat pier.

Letters: Education is parents' responsibility
Editor: Re: Headlines should not give jitters to third-graders, March 6 letter to the editor:


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