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September 11, 2001

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A fishing lesson
[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
Tyler Hawks, 5, gets a hand. Click
Jan Glidewell
With beer, know your lagers from your ales
It's time for one of my rare, but increasingly less so, in-print expressions of mea culpa.

Citizens push for lower tax rate
A proposed budget calls for an increase of 5.3 percent. A final public hearing is set for Sept. 25.

Schools to hold budget hearing
The School Board proposes a lower millage rate but an increase in the budget.

Trial begins amid strange actions
A man charged with raping and kidnapping a woman in 1996 earns a reputation.

Lacoochee worker crushed by highway support beam
The 32-year-old was working on a project along the Florida Turnpike when a cable holding the beam snapped.

An apology to Fairfax House
Editor: I am ashamed to say I was one of the residents who signed that petition about Fairfax House. When Joanie Sederquist knocked on my door, I had no idea that there was a group home coming onto my street. She seemed as though she had researched this and knew what she was talking about. She told me that the people moving in were mentally ill, unstable people and that both of us being parents we should be concerned about the dangers these people could bring to our children.

Move could mean more convenience, efficiency
Tax Collector Mike Olson wants to improve government efficiency. To do so, could cost $1.15-million up front, plus the unknown expense of renovating a former retail nursery and crafts store into a functioning government office building.

Dredge causes a stir -- again
A casino boat company says a rival is damaging the bottom of the river. A state environmental specialist says the dredge is permitted.

Foes of Suncoast Parkway come knocking
Opponents of the Citrus leg of the Suncoast Parkway plan a door-to-door blitz.

Work on road clogs rush hour traffic
LAND O'LAKES -- Work crews paving a section of State Road 54 clogged traffic on Collier Parkway for nearly two hours Monday morning, disrupting the rush-hour commute for hundreds of Land O'Lakes residents.

Woman burned trying to save pets
As fire destroys her house, she goes back in to try to rescue four cats.

Veteran helps town reconcile
All but two of his B-24 flight crew were killed by angry German residents in August 1944.

In this White House, no job is seen as too small
Samantha Guzik, 13, said she would like to shrink herself and take a walk through each of the rooms in the miniature White House.

County's beasts reside in the east
Land O'Lakes, Pasco, Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills have been the better teams in the season's first two weeks.

Lions men's soccer starts inconsistently
SAINT LEO -- Coach Fran Reidy is trying to get a good read on the Saint Leo men's soccer team.

Hernando acquires franchise
The idea started on long drives from Brooksville to St. Petersburg, when Abraham Dowdell commuted for practices and games while with the St. Petersburg Sharks.

QUOTABLE: "But only for a little while." -- ASHLEE BROWER, River Ridge passing specialist on crying after colliding with teammate Rachel Osterholt and breaking the growth plate in her collarbone Saturday at the Hillsborough Community College Volleyball Tournament.

New leadership for golf tournament
The Father Felix Ullrich, Knights of Columbus Council 5869 will continue the Love the Children Golf Tournament.

Police reports
Port Richey man accused of battery and robbery  

Other North Suncoast news
  • Schools' actual budget becomes clearer
  • New rehab hospital wins key approval
  • Case closed on radio host
  • Just say no to hospital's relocation
  • Police reports
  • Hernando briefs
  • Saint Leo men's soccer squad sputters at start
  • Jensen trying to solve a case of Jekyll, Hyde
  • Sideline
  • Council hopes city manager can adapt
  • Tire cleanup funding diverted
  • Ex-fire chief won't contest theft charges
  • Parkway foes come knocking
  • School Board poised to raise tax
  • Pirates eliminate thoughts of last season's slow start
  • Young 'Canes test waters before diving into action

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