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May 11, 2000

Students get a look at world of water

[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
A teacher uses a floating classroom to help students understand the importance of the Homosassa River.
County struggles with watering rules
Confusion over the new restrictions abounds, water pressure is dipping alarmingly low, and enforcement is a problem.

County left behind on impact fees
Legislation approved last week ends the possibility that the county would boost the impact fee used for schools.

School Board leaves technical institute as is
INVERNESS -- After months of wrangling over its fate, the School Board on Tuesday voted to keep the Withlacoochee Technical Institute as it is by rejecting plans to turn the school into a charter technical career center.

Guide to special places endorsed
LECANTO -- The Tourist Development Council on Wednesday agreed to support -- in philosophy, if not yet financially -- a plan to create an eco-heritage "trail" with help from the National Park Service.

Board member wants to discuss recruiting
INVERNESS -- The Citrus County School Board took action on several issues at Tuesday's meeting. Here are the details:

Report on lack of teacher applicants is misleading
Editor: Re: Teacher drought may worsen, May 7 article by staff writer Barbara Behrendt:

School, church bring Easter to kids
The congregation of Unity Church of Citrus County provided Easter bunnies to all prekindergarten children at Crystal River Primary, Hernando Elementary and Inverness Primary schools. The church contributed the toys as part of their 2000 theme, "Journey to Joy with Love in Action."

Sandoval chooses UT for soccer
The Crystal River standout cites the school's prominence, training, facilities and proximity in making his decision.

Finch has big night in no-tap tourney
Bobby Finch was the big winner in the Absolutely Pets, Nine-Pin No-Tap Tournament May 7 at Manatee Lanes in Crystal River.

Nominations sought for Outstanding Older Worker in state
The winner will represent Florida at the 2000 national Prime Time Awards in Washington, D.C., in October.  


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