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October 31, 2000

Grim preparation
[Times photos: Brian Tietz]
Marie Dolan of Tangles Hair Salon and Day Spa in Inverness applies white makeup to the face of Curtis Rich II, who planned on dressing up on Halloween night as the Grim Reaper at the Crystal River. Below, salon workers tackle the makeup work on Friday.

Thurman challenged by political 'outsider'

U.S. Rep. Karen Thurman says her experience will benefit her district and already has, but her challenger says she has spent too much time in the "circus of Beltway politics."

Boat factory lays off 50 employees
Pro-Line Boats says slow sales and high gas prices prompt the layoffs of mainly production workers. The company expects to be rehiring when sales pick up.

Diners get the real taste of Citrus
Plantation Inn and Rock Crusher Canyon get the awards, but diners were the winners.

Witnesses detail fight that led to death
The witnesses talk about Norman Byrum's rage, but the defense questions the accounts of Arthur Schultz's death.

Man takes plea deal in imprisonment case
INVERNESS -- A Crystal River man accused last year of kidnapping a woman whom he threatened to "deep-six" received an 18-month prison term after pleading no contest to a charge of false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery.

Citrus digest
Candidate forum to be broadcast

Seven Rivers celebrates berth
LECANTO -- All it took for Seven Rivers Christian volleyball coach Greg Hamilton to realize that his program had arrived was a look into the bleachers during last Friday's Class A, District 3 final.

Hooker comes out of inspection with win
INVERNESS -- As the season winds down at Citrus County Speedway, 16-year-old Chris Hooker is finding that his battles with division rivals are as tough off the track as they are on.

There is little room for error today
This is how bad it has gotten for the other seven teams in today's Class A, Region 3 Girls Golf Championships.  

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