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May 18, 2001

Teachers’ views split over test
[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
Some say it cripples their ability to teach a range of skills. Others say it helps students to think critically.
Jan Glidewell
Adam's song was brief, tragic -- but inspirational
...and it is love that turns the spiral star to show us all what we truly are

Brown to halt some admits
The Brown Schools of Florida will no longer accept residents from its controversial competency restoration program.

Name muddies plan, some say
The Chassahowitzka wastewater system's name has been changed. Some say it will help garner funding. Others say it clogs the works.

Swiftmud lifts deadline for Rolling Oaks
The elimination of the 2004 deadline for water conservation will probably kill Rolling Oaks' request for a rate increase intended to help cut consumption.

Faulty valve to shut down nuclear plant
The problem has limited the amount of water that can be made into steam, preventing full output.

Seniors honored for service
Five residents on Tuesday were inducted to the Dunedin 2001 Seniors Hall of Fame.

Three students win scholarships from Air Force
One Citrus High student will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Two others will receive ROTC scholarships.

Teens: No sex lectures, just honesty
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,and 25 teenagers were asked who or what influences them when it comes to decisions about sex.

For 18 hours, walkers will race toward a cure
Crystal River hosts its own Relay For Life fundraiser in which teams will walk the track of the high school football stadium for 18 hours straight.

Marilyn, Cher and Sally
With well-coiffed wigs and a well-rehearsed set of songs, Sally Langlois of Inverness is delighting local audiences with her impersonations of legends Marilyn Monroe and Cher.

This week
PLAY: A Thousand Clowns, a romantic drama, runs weekends through May 27 at the Citrus County Art League, 2644 N Annapolis Ave., Hernando.

Buffet fans to 'Party with a Purpose' Saturday
Fundraiser to have live music and children's activities

Wheeler's talent creates lofty goals
LECANTO -- Kate Wheeler was in elementary school when she first made a name for herself on the track.

Football Jamboree
WHEN/WHERE: Today/Springstead.

Miller's dedication pays off
INVERNESS -- To give you an idea of the kind of drive Citrus senior Rick Miller has, consider this:

Late Model leader Neumann has extra fuel in his tank
Late Model veteran Herb Neumann, Jr. admits he returned to Citrus County Speedway full time this season with just one real mission: to win a championship and dedicate it the memory of Shorty Mills.

'Singing Jack' Smith succumbs to cancer at 87
He and his wife, "Dancing Leona," frequently performed at senior centers, nursing homes and festivals.  

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  • Child protection is a work in progress
  • Police reports
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