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June 7, 2001


Swim at Hunter Springs leaves kids with itchy rash
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[Times photo: Steve Hasel]
Signs at the park warn swimmers that they could get a rash, but a mom says she didn't see them. Meanwhile, the cause of the skin ailment is unknown.
Brother, tagging along, drowns
LAKE ROUSSEAU -- Brandon Colia had been invited to join a group of neighborhood teens who wanted to take a dip by the Inglis Dam. And, as usual, his younger brother Tyler wanted to come along.

Superintendent's pick protested
David Hickey's recommendation for the district's new personnel director is not as qualified as a black applicant, an activist says.

Nave has right to choose an invocation
We have all read a great deal the past few months about the controversy surrounding prayers being offered during Citrus County School Board meetings, those who are doing the praying and what kind of prayers, etc. I, for one, think the whole thing has gotten totally out of hand and way overblown.

Double deluge brings relief
The rain is by no means enough to end the drought, but officials say residents can turn off the lawn sprinklers for a while.

For Sallee, 'zone' could not be found
David Sallee is history. Now the city is looking for yet another city manager, and some stability in a sea of shifting politics.

Two top athletes, two paths
Seven Rivers Christian's Sherry Atwood shined in team sports while Lecanto's Harold Skidmore did so as an individual.

'Sweat equity' at work here
Owners and volunteers begin building the first 14 of 50 homes. Professional contractors are adding 49 rental homes.

Class notes
SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: The American Association of University Women has a scholarship available under the Central Florida Community College Student Financial Aid Office. To be eligible, a student must be a Citrus County high school graduate, have completed at least one term of college work and maintain a 2.5 grade point average in her degree program. The scholarship is available for women who have had their schooling interrupted and wish to continue pursuing a full degree. For information, call 726-6479 or 795-9314.

Say it
Floral City Elementary School students were asked: "What do you expect to do or learn in school next year?"

A small tribute
Students at Crystal River Primary School perform a musical that pays homage to the people who keep the district running.

Retailers bemoan renovation timing
Downtown merchants expect to lose business during their busy season after the council votes for work to begin in August.  


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