June 25, 2000
News shows fate's fickle finger alive and flicking
Longtime followers of popular culture who watched the uproarious comedy show of the '70s Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In may recall the "award" the show's ringmasters handed out each week: the coveted Fickle Finger of Fate.
Focus on writing brings results
Schools now stress writing at an earlier age. The big question: Are students learning creativity or following a formula?
Saltwater, cigarettes and sweat
Working on a trawler requires "a different breed" to haul in shrimp while the state and Mother Nature tie their hands.
Retiring coach has legacy of success
Throughout his career, Earl Bramlett has turned struggling football programs into winners.
Psychiatric work sets nurse apart
HOMOSASSA -- Sandra J. Verbosky, an advanced registered nurse practitioner who specializes in adult psychiatric cases, has built quite a resume during the 10 years she has spent treating patients in Citrus County.
Unneeded, unwanted Brown Schools must be stopped quickly
Editor: On June 8 I toured the buildings on County Road 491 near Beverly Hills formerly housing the Heritage Psychiatric Hospital and currently being prepared for use by the Brown Schools of Beverly Hills, a facility which has been the center of a good deal of recent controversy. I asked my guide when the "students" would actually occupy the building and was informed it would be three weeks, or about the end of June.
Earl Bramlett timeline
1948: Begins football career in Midget league at age 10.