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October 20, 2000

Standoff concludes peacefully
[Times photo: Kevin White]
Police and family prepared for the worst when a suspect was found hiding in a Brooksville hous
Deputies frown on campaign signs next door

A man says the Sheriff's Office is picking on him for his signs backing a Democrat for sheriff. The Sheriff's Office denies it.

Woman accused of neglecting her animals pleads no contest
She must pay thousands in fines and impound-related costs, but will be allowed to keep two poodles.

Nary a wasted gesture
The old-time play Cheaper by the Dozen is the story of an engineer with 12 children who uses his notions of efficiency to prepare them for adulthood.

'Fiddler's' theme of old vs. new will still resonate
Show Palace's version of the musical, which opened on Broadway 36 years ago, remains solemn but uplifting.

Bible course warning sounded
People for the American Way urges caution as the School Board considers elective classes in county high schools.

Decision supports opposition to dump
HOMOSASSA -- A proposed construction and demolition debris landfill just north of Sugarmill Woods is no closer to becoming a reality, now that a hearing officer has upheld the county's original denial of the project.

Pasco playground leaves nobody out
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Dana Sarfino had never been down a slide.

Deputies find bomb
RIDGE MANOR WEST -- Hernando County sheriff's deputies received a tip from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office on Thursday and found a pipe bomb lying in a ditch at Powerline and Kettering roads west of Interstate 75.

Construction on Centralia will close some lanes
Centralia Road, near the Suncoast Parkway construction zone, will have intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 26 for bridge work.

Hernando football
Key players

Central's playoff bid facing a bumpy ride
BROOKSVILLE -- Looking at Central's schedule for the final month of the season, the increasing level of competition makes the road to the playoffs considerably rougher as it goes.

Leopards expect strong finish
BROOKSVILLE -- Hernando coach Bill Browning considers himself lucky that the core goals for his football team remain tangible.

Fall art fest harvests a new venue
Conflicts moved the Spring Hill Art League's annual festival to the Boy Scout reservation this year, a possible blessing considering construction on U.S. 19.

Developer gets right to buy ranch in Pasco
A spokesman said the option does not necessarily mean the company that develops upscale retirement communities will buy Cannon Ranch near San Antonio.  

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