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June 8, 2001

First the rain, then the damage
[Times photo: Maurice Rivenbark]
This week's stormy weather has caused washouts, flooding, downed power lines, fallen trees and lightning strikes. Welcome to summertime in Florida.
Jan Glidewell
Dissent if you want, but don't do it here
By golly, I think Dubya and the Tampa Police Department have hit on something here; the creation of special zones wherein people can exercise a given constitutional right.

Circuit judge weighs death sentence in murder case
Possible attorney errors are at issue in the appeal for a man accused of kidnapping, robbing, raping and shooting a woman.

Witness: Minivan driver ran light
The investigation continues into a fatal crash, but a witness says he was stopped behind the minivan. "She just started right through the red light," he says.

Man sentenced for abusing baby daughter
Dominic Waddy will spend more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated child abuse.

State must help preserve water in Hernando
Editor: Hernando County residents should be up in arms regarding the recent proposal to raid the water resources in Hernando County.

Watchdog group hunts budget 'turkeys'
Three county projects were included on the list of projects suggested for elimination by Florida TaxWatch.

This week
THE BEAR FACTS: The black bears of Chassahowitzka will be the topic at the Chinsegut Nature Center's speaker's night at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bears' Capel, prosecutors reach agreement
GAINESVILLE -- Former Hernando standout John Capel reached a deferred prosecution agreement with prosecutors Thursday that will allow him to have a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana cleared from his record in six months.

DeCristofaro, Booker are named All-Americans
SPRING HILL -- Springstead's Gerard DeCristofaro and Matt Booker have projected their stellar year of wrestling well beyond their state championship performances in February.

Pritz, Combs in national event
The Parrott Middle School students will represent Team Florida in the schoolboys duals this weekend in Indiana.  

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