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February 15, 2001

2 held in heist after chase
[Photo: Susanne Tobin]
Two 23-year-old Wildwood men are in a crash and arrested after police chase them and charge them in an AmSouth Bank robbery.
Nave sent message with her prayer
The School Board chairwoman says she has not softened her view that it is her right to pray the way that fits her identity as a Christian.

7 students punished for drinking
The Crystal River High School cheerleaders are suspended and one faces expulsion for providing the alcohol during a road trip.

Group seeks contract for city manager
After a 4-1 vote not to renew David Sallee's contract, his supporters start a campaign to keep him on the job.

Foes protest apartment proposal
No residents at a packed hearing spoke out in favor of a proposal to build a 120-unit complex in Beverly Hills.

Williams will miss baseball awards ceremony
Still, plenty of major leaguers are expected to show up this weekend.

Chastened City Council undoing garbage plan
Officials react to the many complaints about the cost of turning commercial garbage service over to private haulers.

Apply before March 1 for homestead exemption
INVERNESS -- Property Appraiser Ron Schultz has announced that the deadline to apply for a homestead exemption is March 1. The Inverness and Crystal River property appraisers' offices will be open Feb. 28 and March 1 until 7 p.m. for those who have not applied for the 2001 homestead exemption.

Citrus isn't afraid of Bears
Citrus has less wins, experience and momentum than Dixie County.

Seven Rivers shoots for balanced attack
LECANTO -- Money. Gamer. Clutch performer.

Girls basketball
Class 3A, Region 2

Class notes
CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS: The Citrus Christian Home Educators Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto. This meeting will cover end-of-the-year evaluations and the work involved getting ready for them. Guest speakers include Mike Ballard and Sherri Wunderly, who will discuss the FPEA Guide to Homeschooling. For information, call Angie Rushton at 527-0998 or Steve Hasel at 860-7308.

Young scientists honored for work
The winners of the 2000 Citrus Regional Science and Engineering Fair are announced. Two will compete internationally.

SECO scholarship
Sumter Electric Cooperative is offering up to 12 scholarships of $500 each to high school seniors in Marion, Citrus, Lake, Sumter, Pasco, Levy and Hernando counties. Each scholarship includes an additional $500 during the student's second year of advanced schooling. To qualify for a SECO Youth Scholarship, high school graduates must reside in a home served by SECO and be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school by the end of 2001. The deadline for applications is March 30. For information, contact school guidance counselors.

Hernando Elementary School announces its Key Kids for January. Prekindergarten -- Michael Hartung, Quinn Hunt, Gelin Smith, Mika Stimpfling. Kindergarten -- Sam Bellipanni, Marisa DuBois, Aaron Hempstead, Miciaha Ivey, Seaira Mitchell, Robbie Oglesby, Dyan Picard, Chelbie Powers, Sean Taylor, Shane Taylor. First grade -- Kenny Arnold, Richard Bates, Thomas Ivey, Halley Lebert-Lastra, Candace Moore, Damian Peters, Alyssa Stocklin, Joseph Suddeth, Ryan Underhill, Anna Wooten. Second Grade -- Randy Bernhoft, Casey Cortina, Cody Floyd, Edward Mercer, Andrea Shega, Gregory Smith, Melissa Tenney, Tara Walker. Third grade -- Devon Derrick, Latonya Eckels, Jordan Ellis, Chianne Jackson, Joshua Jeter, Tonia Krause, Nicholas Pilla, Rae Richie, Tandi Tribett, Cody Wright. Fourth grade -- Joseph Busby, Tim Daugherty, Damon Derrick, Kristine Gjertsen, Jonathan Hall, Denise Howard, Mark McKinny, Meaghan McLynn, Tamara Poole, Ty Poole. Fifth grade -- Anthony Adcock, Ian Anderson, Jeremy Horst, David Kelly, Colton Ludwig, Heather Manning, Delia Perez, Lena Ramirez, Alicia Van Auken.

Citrus briefs
Widening of CR 486 topic of meetings

Rainbow Springs State Park offers week of events, art show
RAINBOW SPRINGS -- The Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park present the third annual Spring in the Spring from Feb. 25 to March 4. The eighth annual Art in the Park will be March 3-4.

Automobile technician program at CFCC seeks vehicle donations
OCALA -- Do you have a car you want to get rid of?  

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