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Digest

CAIR has forum tonight about hate crimes

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 21, 2007


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BROOKSVILLE

The Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host a forum on hate crimes at 6 p.m. today in the John Law Ayers room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Among the speakers will be representatives from the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. The event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast live on Hernando government television Channel 19. For information, call (813) 731-9506.

COUNTYWIDE

Claim homestead for '06 by March 1

Residents who bought a home in Hernando County during the 2006 tax year are reminded that applications for homestead exemption must be submitted to the Property Appraiser's Office by March 1 to receive the benefit for the 2007 tax year. Applications after March 1 will be considered for 2008. To qualify for homestead exemption and the accompanying Save Our Homes assessment cap, the home must be the primary and permanent residence. Hernando County Property Appraiser Alvin Mazourek has two offices: City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Suite 300, Brooksville; and 7499 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information about filing requirements and forms, visit the Web at www.co.hernando.fl.us/pa or call (352) 754-4190.

BROOKSVILLE

Tourism council will meet Thursday

The Hernando County Tourist Development Council will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western hotel, 30307 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. For information, call (352) 540-4405.

BROOKSVILLE

Outreach will give out food at church

Compassion Food Outreach will distribute food at 8 a.m. Saturday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd. The distribution will continue until the food is gone. Photo ID is required. The program is co-sponsored by the church and Mid-Florida Community Services. All participants must register to receive food. Call (352) 796-3685.

Correction

Because of incorrect information from Spring Hill Fire Rescue, the wrong address was given for a mobile home fire early Monday morning. The correct address is 3192 Lighthouse Way.

Today's pick

Library to show 'Akeelah and the Bee': 2 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. 540-6391.

Public meetings

Hernando County Historical Advisory Commission, 3 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Hernando County Fine Arts Council's Bandshell Bash committee, 4 p.m., Main Street Eatery, 101 N Main St., Brooksville.

Spring Hill Fire Rescue union negotiations, 2 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.

[Last modified February 21, 2007, 06:52:39]


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