May 24, 2000
Sentence is 12 years in fatal DUI accident
When the Jeep crashed into their car, the dead man's widow says, you took "my caregiver, my legs, my life."
DUI fatality puts man in prison
The victim's family seeks the maximum penalty; the judge orders a 12-year sentence.
Accuracy of EDC promotion questioned
The group presents the short movie before its request for matching funds from the county.
High school seniors dig into early treasures
INVERNESS -- The last time they gathered at the spot behind Inverness Primary School, the students were quite a bit shorter and less worldly. It was 1992, and the fourth-graders were burying timely items in a capsule behind the school as part of a class project.
Decisions on WTI are being based on business deals
Editor: As a student at Withlacoochee Technical Institute, I was greatly disappointed to find that Steve Kinard would be relieved of his duties as director of WTI as of June 30. After attending the School Board's workshop on the charter school issue, it was clear to me that Superintendent Pete Kelly was not so concerned with the well-being of the school as one might think. After all, that is what he was elected for.
Dog's escape prompts new policies, reprimands
A report details a series of errors surrounding the case of a quarantined dog that climbed out of an Animal Control cage.
Triathlon to become a series of 3 events
CRYSTAL RIVER -- The Crystal River Triathlon is now the Crystal River 2000 Series Triathlon.
Exchange student Jan Bartels is heading back to Germany after a year at Citrus High in which he enjoyed success in sports, made many friends and experienced a lifestyle he has come to enjoy and appreciate.
Crystal River ready to use access issue in Pete's Pier talks
Council members discuss blocking the city-owned entrance to the area if a deal can't be reached.
Bomb threat evacuates school
FLORAL CITY -- Sheriff's deputies evacuated the New Testament Christian School, 9850 S Parkside Ave., on Tuesday because of a bomb threat left on the answering machine of a church affiliated with the school. The bomb threat appears to have been called in Sunday, said Citrus County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gail Tierney. But the message went unnoticed until about 10 a.m. Tuesday, an hour before the caller said bomb was to explode. Deputies searched the school but found no bomb. Students were sent home anyway as part of an already planned early release day, Tierney said.