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September 12, 2001

FAA's action leaves local airspace silent

The usually buzzing skies above Hernando County Airport were quiet Tuesday.

Security heightened locally after attacks
Hernando County Emergency Management and law enforcement officials remained on alert Tuesday after terrorist attacks that stunned the nation.

Faraway tragedy too close to home
In Hernando schools many have close ties to people in Manhattan and Washington.

Churches ease pain with prayer services
As word of the national tragedy spread, Hernando spiritual leaders add prayer gatherings and shift the focus to solemnity.

Sense of violation shrouds residents
Many people in Spring Hill are from New York or have relatives there. The sense of loss and sadness is keen.

Drunken driver apologizes; gets 30 years
The man whose crash killed two teenagers tells the victims' families that his children need him, but the father of one of the teens says his own family will never be the same.

Now is the time to fix roads in residential areas
Editor: Have priorities changed in a year? Do Hernando County residents care less about their community?

Eagle relies on attitude
SPRING HILL -- Dan Raddish is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound intangible.

Friday's games
Hernando (1-1) vs. Pasco (2-0). Leopards look to avenge 35-7 loss from last season.

Vonada: Springstead is seeking 'renewed focus'
Springstead coach Bill Vonada expects a more focused group Friday night against Land O'Lakes than the one he said committed numerous concentration mistakes in a 42-16 loss to Crystal River.

Residents soon will pay more for fire services
The county raises the fee for a single-family home about $14, but it gives churches a break.  

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  • Son's delayed commute turns into dad's relief
  • Man who drove missing woman charged
  • Events unfold into powerful civics lesson
  • Side lines
  • Improvement pushes any frustration aside
  • Hybls had stop in county on road to their success
  • Commission gives go-ahead to purchase building
  • People roll up sleeves to help
  • Parents take kids home for hugs and calls
  • People react to attack with anguish, rage
  • Immoral few are at heart of hurt
  • Giant game threatens area's beauty
  • Tragedy sets priorities
  • Two area athletes earn gold medals
  • ZTA Labor Day tournament another success
  • Beach shuts down after contamination
  • Good news is blessing on dark day
  • Public buildings, mall plan to be open today
  • School celebrates international literacy
  • Class notes

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