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October 17, 2001

Headlong high jinks
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
Hernando High School soccer players Carly Mountain, standing, wheelbarrows Belinda Ressel on Monday while attending a voluntary conditioning soccer practice at the school in Brooksville. The girls raced each other in pairs to strengthen their arms and backs in preparation for the season.
FBI checks possible Hernando link to terrorist
A nurse says a terrorist on the "most wanted" list might have been treated at Oak Hill Hospital this month.

WWII bomb unearthed near airport
Authorities think the bomb, found behind the Airport Industrial Park, was left over from World War II, when the land was a training site.

18-year sheriff's employee resigns
Sheriff Richard Nugent says the veteran officer resigned after a warning not to use his department cell phone for personal calls.

Pioneer Lisa von Borowsky, 97, dies
She helped found the Hernando Audubon Society and was instrumental in many of the county's conservation projects.

Emu dies after being hit by car
The friendly, 5-foot bird used to wander the neighborhood near the spot where it was struck. Officials don't know who owned it.

Evacuation troubles re-examined
Commissioners question the suspension of two emergency workers and consider whether a lack of leadership was at fault.

Coach's punishment too harsh
Editor: Re: Charge threatens coach's job, Sept. 28 Times:

Threats test readiness for other emergencies
Who would have thought that the ongoing threats of terrorism would be a blessing in disguise for the Hernando County Commission?

Bank heist 'thrill' ends in arrests
Police arrest two suspects in a string of bank robberies. One says he did it for the "thrill of the scare."

Program will help hearing impaired work
Deaf Service Center of Pasco/Hernando has launched a program seeking to help at least 30 deaf and hearing-impaired people find jobs over the next year.

City to buy shuttle for Brown center
The bus will help more children get to the community center on Brooksville's west side.

Castillo learns lesson
Receiving burns in a gasoline fire he and a friend started, Castillo "had to accept the consequences."

Bears savor 'huge' performance in crunch
T.J. Hedick had seen this before. One good half, one disaster.  

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  • Firefighters find ring among donations
  • Bus bench ads faulted as a giveaway
  • County's growth manager to retire
  • College pursues day care project
  • Pasco digest
  • County passes on buying Quaker Bar
  • In courtroom, teenager recalls fatal encounter
  • PHCC has courses for guards
  • Deaf center program offers help finding job
  • Zephyrhills man charged in five bank robberies
  • New president to add stability to medical center
  • Ridgewood starts ROTC program
  • With butterfly theme, writing skills soar
  • Clues to reading well
  • Saint Leo women make progress
  • PKs good to West Pasco U-9s again
  • Courthouse employee's death comes as shock to coworkers

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