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May 12, 2001

On a mission, with a message
[Times photo: Mary Ann Koslasky]
A bicyclist on a cross-country ride has a goal: to fight hunger and homelessness -- and train for the Olympics.
Manager of bank pleads no contest

Patrick Fitzpatrick was arrested April 21 on charges he ran a red light and slammed into a car, then left the scene. He faced two misdemeanor charges.

House burns as dinner cooks
A man says he went into the bedroom to rest while his fish fried. Now his girlfriend's mobile home is ruined and deputies are suspicious.

Playground to close in June for work
While the Crystal River playground is closed, the city will replace mulch that contains more arsenic than the state considers safe.

Congress must aid elections reform
Editor: In the wake of last year's election problems, Congress must act expeditiously to assist states and local jurisdictions in upgrading voting technology and improving election administration systems. A healthy democracy demands that our election systems be responsive to the needs of the voter. They must be accessible, accurate and efficient.

Stage play, local guitar virtuoso to entertain
The opening of a play at the Citrus County Art League and a free concert by a local guitar virtuoso are among the highlights of entertainment this weekend.

Here's chance to put a bend in your rod
Summertime fishing is beginning to set in. Tarpon, cobia, snook, trout, permit and blackfin tuna are making a strong showing, and scaled sardines are abundant for a change.

Better boating news
Personal watercraft accident statistics are high despite Florida's improved boating safety record, the FWC says.

Apocalyptic thriller is released
A new film with Corbin Bernsen has an old theme, good versus evil, and a modern plot.  

Other North Suncoast news
  • Rainwater barrels become 'in' thing
  • Wanted: disaster aid volunteers
  • Woman would donate land for cultural center
  • Hangar rents to be discussed
  • Final parkway booths to open within 10 days
  • Police reports
  • Mothers, others will be honored
  • Man killed in fiery truck crash
  • Pet owners warned about rabid raccoons
  • Drop charges in fatal crash, lawyer says
  • Police reports
  • Telemarketing firm delays paychecks
  • Cultures, traditions mix at pow wow
  • Church makes bowling alley a family center
  • At times slow, 'Victoria' still a hoot

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