May 3, 2000
|[Times photo: Steve Hasel]
Mack Kocolowski, 3, skates with his mother, Rhonda, at Floral Park in Floral City.
County eases into new water regulation
For now, officials are warning and educating water offenders about the new tighter rules in effect.
Defendant: Driver was in wrong lane
A man on trial for DUI manslaughter says he didn't cause the April 1999 accident in which a man died.
Nature lover, civic leader Bill Welch dies
The former corporate manager and one-time leader of the local chapter of the Audubon Society died after a recent stroke.
Money still in budget for water projects
The Legislature's final budget contains $1-million for a Chassahowitzka project and $750,000 for a Homosassa effort.
County refuses to create new jobs
Commissioners decide to hire yet another private cleaning service for county buildings rather than expand the payroll.
Park along barge canal deserves local support
The state Office of Greenways and Trails is building a 110-mile linear park alongside the Cross Florida Barge Canal, which has existed for more than 40 years as a textbook example of a government boondoggle. In contrast to that history, the park proposal is an inspired idea to rectify some of the environmental damage the barge canal spawned, and to provide residents with a premier recreational asset.
U.S. must help heal the scars of survivors
Editor: Re: Vietnam's scars still linger, 25 years later, April 30 column by Greg Hamilton:
Why spring football? Because the coaches want it and like it
Although there are many detractors, coaches say May practices give them time to evaluate and experiment that they wouldn't have in the fall.
3 drivers strike out on bonuses
Mike Bresnahan, Mark Sowell and Chris Hooker fall short of winning a third consecutive race and the extra money that went with it.
Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit seeks volunteers
BEVERLY HILLS -- The Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit is in need of additional volunteers.