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February 11, 2001

Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive ...
[Times photo: Kevin White]
Kelly Dixon dances with her friends at the annual Valentines Dance sponsored by ARC Nature Coast Parent Support Group on Friday in the cafeteria of Spring Hill. She was on the floor for nearly every dance.
Recycled water called a wasted opportunity
BROOKSVILLE -- The city of Brooksville has an efficient and environmentally responsible method of disposing of the treated water that comes from its sewage plant.

Are pine beetles on the decline?
The pests have been scarce lately, but experts say that's expected in cold weather. Spring could bring new infestations.

Battle over books ignites more debate
Some warn restrictions on book content might eliminate dictionaries and the Bible. Nevertheless, officials and parents insist more care in book selection is needed.

Instead of banning items, citizens should be their own censors
Editor: It is with a great deal of concern that I write this letter. With the events of the past year fresh in my mind, I am greatly concerned about freedom and democracy in America, and specifically in Hernando County.

Hernando in brief
Polish American Club hosts dinner, dance

Eagles look to senior Pomeranke
SPRING HILL -- Springstead coach Tracy Clark doesn't like to talk about who isn't on his team, partly because one who isn't -- senior pitcher J.T. Fobell -- left quite a wake when he transferred to Hernando High School this summer.

Buel has to play ‘Bear Ball’ again
BROOKSVILLE -- Some call it small ball. Purists call it scientific baseball -- that meticulous, heady brand of play heavy on strategy and luck and light on big hits.

Top prospects get back into the swing of things
Hernando County has a storied baseball history, one that will add a few more stories this year. Local products will compete at every level from the major leagues down this spring, so we've assembled a primer to help you know whom to watch.

Hernando star awaits First Year Players Draft
BROOKSVILLE -- Dee Brown is a baseball player -- a 6-foot-1, 238-pound one -- who happens to cause some serious mayhem on a football field.

Leopards try to lift ‘weighing factor’
Hernando struggles to block visions of its regional loss.  

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