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April 19, 2001

Chocachatti actors journey 'Into the Woods'
[Times photo: Olie Stonerook]
The ambitious play, which borrows elements from four fairytales, has more than 50 songs and dialogue that is sung, not spoken.
School security increased for Columbine anniversary
Amid rumors of copycat violence, Hernando High adds security. Officials also expect more absences than usual.

Golf course still exceeds its water limit
Sherman Hills Golf Club, in Ridge Manor West, has moved closer to receiving a fine.

Revamped EDC plans to keepworking
Officials say they will privately reconstitute the organization and continue until the end of the year.

Publix readies to start work on new grocery
SPRING HILL -- Fueling commercial development in a popular area, Publix is only weeks away from the county's signing off on plans to build a grocery store in the heart of the community.

Jan Glidewell deserves kudos for April 3 piece
Editor: I meant to write before now, but being an accountant, I just now find myself with enough spare time to tell you how much I enjoyed Jan Glidewell's April 3 column Potter's wheel helps the circle continue.

'Caveman' is hungry for a title
BROOKSVILLE -- As far as competitive weightlifting goes, Saturday is Sam Forrester's last hurrah.

Hernando, Central hope run of good luck goes on
BROOKSVILLE -- After two months of preparation, track season opens in earnest today. The road to next month's state competition in Coral Springs begins with the Class 2A, District 6 meet at Central.

Hernando coach pleased with team, weighs future
SPRING HILL -- Hernando girls coach Terri Sellers said she was happy with the Leopards' second-place finish in the Class 2A, District 6 Tournament on Tuesday.

Youth Essay awards program is Saturday
HERNANDO BEACH -- The Parrott Middle School Youth Essay Contest awards will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 9236, 3425 Shore Line Blvd.

WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY: March of Dimes Wonder Walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the school. The student who collects the most money will win a bicycle, second prize is a large radio, and third prize is a portable radio. Students who bring in $25 or more will receive T-shirts; the class raising the most money will receive a pizza party.

Teen's drive comes from competing in sports
Caitlin Sears plays softball, volleyball and soccer and runs track, but she also holds a 3.8 grade point average.

Corrections officer accused of spouse battery
A Sumter County corrections officer faces battery charges after authorities say he beat his wife and threatened suicide Monday.

Priest inspired others during cancer fight
The Rev. Gerard E. Powers, 58, died Tuesday night. But he fought his illness with grace.  

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