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September 6, 2000

Two dead calves found in trash bin
Discovery of the carcasses six days apart stumps the Sheriff's Office.

Couple join nationwide lawsuit to regain son
The suit accuses the government of breaking up families for financial gain. The Spring Hill couple want to speed the return of their baby boy.

Schools ahead of curve on bus fixes
Transportation officials say they were notified before classes began that 13 of their buses could have a brake problem.

Publishing mug shots questioned
Editor: Re: Now you can see who has been arrested, Sept. 2 Hernando Times:

Leopards make QB's varsity debut a snap
WILDWOOD -- Hernando's early dispatch of Wildwood in a 30-6 high school football victory on Friday took immediate pressure off sophomore quarterback Brad Wyatt, who was making his varsity debut.

Seminoles no problem for Central this time
BROOKSVILLE -- The long bus ride up to Tallahassee wasn't a problem.

Pasco County plane crash victim enjoyed going fast
James Michael Fields of Land O'Lakes was a pilot, an auto racing fan and owned his own airplane, as well as a Harley-Davidson.

Money taken from newspaper boxes
A series of newspaper box break-ins were reported last weekend in Spring Hill. According to sheriff's reports, boxes carrying the St. Petersburg Times, Hernando Today and the Tampa Tribune were vandalized at 11 locations between Saturday and Monday.

Campaign 2000 [complete coverage]
Officials call voter turnout disappointing
Only 12 to 15 percent of voters show up, according to an early estimate, but they came with a purpose: vote their favorite in or toss an incumbent out.

Heat on Hernando incumbents
Voters reject Commissioner Bobbi Mills while ensuring runoff challenges for Pat Novy and Paul Sullivan.

Allen soundly defeats Kouba, takes on Sikes
BROOKSVILLE -- Garry R. Allen will square off against Juanita Sikes for the post of Hernando County tax collector Nov. 7. The election will mark the first time the job has been up for grabs in eight years.

Insiders will battle for top job
BROOKSVILLE -- This much is for sure: Hernando County's next sheriff will be a department insider with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience.

Coleman, Laviano face runoff election
BROOKSVILLE -- Gail Coleman dominated her three opponents in Hernando County's lone School Board race Tuesday but could not muster the majority needed to avoid a November runoff.

Republicans face runoff, Williams
BROOKSVILLE -- Longtime community businessman Gus Guadagnino will be in a Republican runoff with county tourism coordinator Sue Rupe after Tuesday's primary elections for Hernando County supervisor of elections, while longtime office employee Annie Williams handily defeated her opponent in the Democratic race.  

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