May 4, 2000
Man, 22, convicted in fatal car wreck
INVERNESS -- A jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against a man accused of killing an elderly man and injuring his wife when he slammed his Jeep into their car after a Sunday afternoon of drinking and "mudslinging" with friends.
Proposal would put WTI leaders in limbo
If Withlacoochee Technical Institute becomes a charter school, its board of directors would name the administrators.
Longtime principal prepares to assume districtwide role
HOMOSASSA -- The departure would be bittersweet. But if the School Board gives its consent next week, Robert Brust is prepared to leave Homosassa Elementary School -- the place that has served as his professional home since the 1970s -- and take on a new challenge in Citrus County's education system.
Improved parking at top of Inverness wish list
INVERNESS -- The downtown merchants would like to see the city's $825,000 downtown revitalization project bring bike racks, park benches and better parking to the downtown area, according to a wish list the New Inverness Old Towne Association gave to the City Council Tuesday night.
Swiftmud decision a permit for folly
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's recent decision to allow a Sumter County man to use up to 5.4-million gallons of water for a speculative entertainment venture is a waste of two precious commodities: water and credibility.
Outfield throw to first for out took momentum from Pirates
BROOKSVILLE -- The score most fans will remember from Tuesday's Hernando-Crystal River regional quarterfinal was 7-4, which was how the scoreboard finished up.
A no-tap, pizza day at Manatee Lanes
Looking for a bowling challenge this weekend? Manatee Lanes may have just the answer.
Flood of fun
During the Wetlands Festival, students at Citrus Springs Elementary enjoyed hands-on exercises while they learned about water, Florida's Indians and animals.