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July 5, 2001

Fourth's festivities light up day, night
[Times photo: Michael Weimar]
Starting with a triathlon in the morning and ending with fireworks planned at night, Citrus County residents celebrate Independence Day in high style and grand fashion.
Inverness scuttles double-decker dream
Anyone want a 1910 London bus replica? As repair estimates mounted, the City Council's enthusiasm for restoring it died.

Motel plays its part in ministry
A Citrus Hills resident's desire to create a group home leads him to the Hayes Motel on U.S. 19 that now provides a haven for those in need.

County officials probe water main incident
Representatives from US Filter have been asked to come before the water authority to tell why it took four hours to fix a break.

What's next for disruptive students?
Editor: An item from the June 26 Citrus County School Board meeting that resonates with me was the talk of enlarging the Renaissance Center, the space created for obstreperous students. I believe there was a suggestion an entire school be established for disruptive kids.

Three girls graduate from the domestic classroom
Two were also enrolled at Central Florida Community College while completing high school.

Around and about

Pirates' star QB prepares for his future on defense
The Crystal River senior attends two camps to improve his skills at the safety position he's expected to play in college.  

Other North Suncoast news
  • Businesses: Wal-Mart not only one hurt
  • Folks grip guns, Old Glory
  • Man charged in bicyclist's death
  • Career criminal escapes from jail
  • Kids to get taste of police work at academy
  • Judicial arrogance turns laws into nothing but jokes
  • Dixie League baseball
  • Metz will transfer to Crystal River
  • Cocchi, Knighton team up today
  • Man arrested after 15-hour standoff
  • Pasco Explorers take first in state contest
  • Long road back to life with help of a friend
  • Body is found off Old Dixie Highway
  • City may enact fee for runoff projects
  • Council pares list of road projects
  • City manager thanks residents for support
  • Internet site praises Lake Jovita
  • Junior softball team can't lose another one
  • Holes-in-one return to Meadow Oaks

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