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February 12, 2001

Student achievers earn praise
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[Times photo: Brian Tietz]
The future depends on good decisions, speakers told students honored by the Afro-American Club.
Citrus digest
School workshop site switched

Citrus slices
Good hair gets attention

City manager learns fate tonight
Crystal River City Manager David Sallee is expected to lose his job in a council vote tonight.

Franchising may be edge for success
Editor's Note: This column is one of a series of monthly columns that provides information supplied by the Citrus County SCORE Chapter 646, which offers free, confidential counseling services to new and existing businesses in the county. The counseling covers a range of business-related topics. For an appointment, call 621-0775.

Business digest
Who's news

Hospital prepares for heart program
A pending legislative act would allow Citrus Memorial to issue 30-year bonds to pay for the program, now being challenged.

Political scene
The Central Citrus Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Democrats and Independents are invited. Call 746-9374.

Firefighters find body in home
CHASSAHOWITZKA -- Firefighters early Sunday found the body of a 38-year-old man inside a burning mobile home.

The candidates
KENNETH CHADWICK, is an associate at Sandpiper Realty and a two-time campaign manager for state Rep. Nancy Argenziano. The Sarasota native got his start as an insurance salesman and founder of Manasota Life and Casualty, which he sold in 1965. He started a business in Tampa fitting patients with orthopedic devices, and, after selling that company, went on to become co-owner of Allied Medical Services, a health care company that provided nurses and medical equipment. He moved to Inverness in 1991 and sold his shares of Allied Medical to his partner two years later. He once served as vice president of TOO FAR, Taxpayers Outraged Organization For Accountable Representation. He is also a Republican state committeeman. He is married and has a son and two grandchildren.

City hopes for 25 percent turnout
Two amendments would change the charter's language about the city manager's duties.

Citrus in brief
Homebuyers classes offered

Free tax assistance
These sites are open through April 16 for free tax assistance offered by AARP, formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons (for older taxpayers). Taxpayers should bring all pertinent records and last year's returns to the sites. Electronic filing is available at most sites.

The stars of support
Today, the Citrus County School District will honor the people who are the nuts and bolts of the school system: the ones who transport the children, cook for them, tend to their bumps and bruises; maintain their buildings, help their teachers, manage their educations; the ones who keep things running so the children can learn.  


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