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October 26, 2000

Crystal River Home Depot opens doors
[Times photo: Steve Hasel]
The big orange retailer opens for business in Crystal River at 6 a.m. today. Above, the day before the store's opening, Home Depot's Lindsay Andruk leads a training session for the new store's new employees.
Property appraiser clarifies remarks

Ron Schultz says he did not call minorities "you people" when answering a query on minority hiring.

Candidate calls rival's claims 'ridiculous'
INVERNESS -- County Commission candidate Josh Wooten says he doesn't know where she got it, but some of the information in a fundraising letter and campaign ad by his opponent, Millie King, is "inaccurate," he said.

Senate-race foes differ in views, styles
State Sen. Anna Cowin says she has worked to improve schools and help families. But Leslie Scales says Cowin is "way far out on the right wing."

Surviving twin sent to relative
A judge places the 4-month-old with a great aunt, while providing visitation to the mother.

Citrus digest
Inverness Primary School principal to speak at Friendship Dinner

Phillips deserves third term as commissioner
Of all the incumbents on this year's local ballot, Vicki Phillips may be the most deserving of being returned to office.

Renaissance Center recognizes 12 students
INVERNESS -- Every nine weeks the Renaissance Center holds an awards ceremony to reward students who have made the effort to improve in behavior, academics or both. It's a chance, said school psychologist Andy Nott, to brag about the positive accomplishments of those students.

Class notes
FAMILY FUN NIGHT WITH SPAGHETTI: Inverness Primary School students and their families are invited to Family Fun Night with a free spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the school. The dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. The Media Center will be open for reading and book check-out. Parents and students can visit the technology lab to surf the Internet or to learn about software. There will be a schoolwide art project that is just beginning in the art room, and face painting will be available.

Say it
Students from Inverness Middle School were asked: "What do middle school age kids do for Halloween?"

Withlacoochee Technical Institute aiming to serve community
Since I last visited Withlacoochee Technical Institute, the Inverness school has acquired a new director and assistant director. So I went by to take a look around and hear about plans for the future.

Season's bounty is festive
From pumpkin decorating to costume contests to food, there will be plenty of fun for families throughout the county.

911 drivers help charities
During the week, you're apt to find many members of the 911 Racing Series behind the wheel of a high-performance work vehicle.


Harres, Dickinson win K-Swiss title
The tennis professionals are finishing their tournament schedules, but in Florida the recreation season is just beginning.  

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