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July 2, 2001

American pie
[Times photo: Brian Tietz]
Josh Bill, 10, of Jacksonville starts in on a cherry pie during a pie-eating contest at the Revolutionary River Blast in Homosassa on Saturday.
Jan Glidewell
Glad to be an inspiration, even in book for dummies
What does it mean when an old friend tells you he has named you in his new book as someone who has helped, inspired or motivated him . . . and then you learn that it is a book for dummies? Hmmm.

Death concludes principal's tenure
Head of Crystal River Primary for 11 years, Bennye Milton, 70, didn't want to stop working. She died Saturday of natural causes.

Man accused of exposing himself at movie theater
INVERNESS -- A Dunnellon man was arrested and accused of exposing himself at an Inverness movie theater Friday night.

2 governments spar over water
Harbor Isle Court is caught in the middle of a dispute between the county and Crystal River.

Grants could shore up theater plan
The art league president is confident that two state grants will be approved and hopes construction will begin early next year.

Lawyer has an appetite for 11-letter word
Jim Cummins, the colorful Inverness lawyer, injected a much-needed bit of levity into a tense civil hearing last week.

Business digest
Who's news

July Fourth closings
The following closings will be in effect on Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. They will resume normal hours on Thursday. If in doubt, call the office in question.

Fourth of July events
Uncle Sam Jam 2001 set for July 7 in Inverness

Citrus briefs
Model Railroad Club invites public to meeting  

Other North Suncoast news
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  • Woman may be animal hoarder
  • Search over, district weighs health care options
  • Water restrictions are going unenforced in Citrus County
  • Independence Day closures
  • July 4 events
  • Awards recognize the Stage West favorites
  • Night of terror haunts couple
  • Snakes join the bookworms
  • Being asked to give up claims right is sickening
  • Hudson man charged with trespass, assault
  • Burglars again ravage Zephyrhills RV sites
  • Historical Society installs officers
  • Time for Lutz to cut loose
  • Appeals may alter jail stays
  • July Fourth activities

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