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July 13, 2001

Rains bring a dozen sinkholes to Spring Hill
[Times photo: Kevin White]
A dozen sinkholes emerge after heavy rains in a section of Spring Hill used to the problem. The home a family rents is condemned.
Jan Glidewell
The omens say this might not be your day
Betcha didn't even think about it till now, did you?

Number of vehicles on parkway falls short of state's projections
Ridership lags expectations on the Suncoast Parkway, but the figure is not as bad as it appears, an official says.

Heart transplant gave man 16 years
When Jerry Hintz had his transplant in 1985, doctors didn't expect him to live more than five years. He fooled them, even surviving a heart attack along the way.

Pay raise disappoints Spring Hill fire chief
Fire commissioners noted several concerns in a job review that accompanied the 3.5 percent increase.

Downpour floods roads for commuters
Lightning damages a house and the rain slows traffic, but the storm does little to ease the drought.

Health costs rise under new plan
School union leaders approve the plan with BlueCross which comes with a 12 percent increase.

Hernando laws are now made to be broken
Editor: Re: Streetside trees stir unrest over liability issues, July 1 Hernando Times:

School chief should offer a commitment
John Sanders should not be faulted for trying to better himself by applying to be superintendent of the Lee County School District.

Even without a win, Madison sitting pretty
Though he has yet to win a race, Stuart Madison sees himself in an enviable position as he heads into the second half of the season at Citrus County Speedway.

National champions are relaxed
BROOKSVILLE -- Tim Sims doesn't know if his Hernando Youth League Dixie Majors team will be able to replicate the magical summer of 2000, when it won state and national titles.

This week
NIGHT WALK: There will be a night walk through Chassahowitzka Preserve at 8 p.m. today. Walkers should meet at the preserve entrance on Indigo Lane off U.S. 19, north of Weeki Wachee. This free event is sponsored by the Chinsegut Nature Center. Call 754-6722.

Doin' the Time Warp, again
With a resurgence in mainstream popularity due to the recent Broadway production, the Stage West Community Playhouse presents The Rocky Horror Show.

Police reports
Couple charged with giving kids marijuana  

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  • Teams give fans Series hope
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  • Residents may dispose of hazardous household waste Wednesday at landfill
  • Around and about
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  • Area artists' work on display in libraries
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  • Verizon: That's not a local call anymore
  • Volunteer group receives national award
  • Deputies should fill resource officer role
  • Dade City should fly the American flag on patriotic holidays
  • Officials dispute Word of Life's version of call
  • Motel slaying brings murder indictment
  • Architect settles air issue
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  • Murray ascends to Gators coach
  • Seniors snap tie, claim title
  • Second-round struggles cost duo

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