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November 8, 2000

Hickey wins Citrus superintendent race
[Times photo: Steve Hasel]
The assistant superintendent wins the hotly contested and divisive Citrus County race over his boss, Pete Kelly.
Election results
Activist Warren sails past Cooper
INVERNESS -- Republican banker and community activist Janice Warren will succeed Norine Gilstrap as Citrus County's Tax Collector after handily defeating her Democratic rival Tuesday.

Schultz wins, will serve a final term ending in 2004
INVERNESS -- Property Appraiser Ron Schultz sailed past Democratic challenger John Barnes to secure his third and final term in office.

Bush is easy winner in the schoolhouse
INVERNESS -- If it were up to the young people of Citrus County, George W. Bush would have an easy walk into the presidency.

Eager voters met with long lines
Some voters couldn't wait for the polls to open at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The supervisor of elections predicted a 70 percent or higher turnout.

Candidate bounces out of hospital to ply voters
"This is recuperating," says David Hickey, a candidate for school superintendent.

Council incumbents out; new mayor in
CRYSTAL RIVER -- Voters swept City Council incumbents Alex Ilnyckyj and Paula Wheeler out of office Tuesday and approved a charter amendment to extend elected officials' terms by two years.

Cowin gains ground in home county
INVERNESS -- It looks like state Sen. Anna Cowin is going back to Tallahassee.

Top stories
Grant will benefit emergency service

The $100,786 will buy computer equipment to help the Sheriff's Office dispatch fire trucks, ambulances and deputies.

Citrus briefs
Boy, 7, hospitalized with snake bite

Police union approves contract
Crystal River officers would get 3 percent raises each year plus bonuses under the proposal.

Flying comes naturally to teen
Ben Roddey IV's family loves flying. He solos in the family helicopter on his 16th birthday.

Man's release angers mother who says he abused her child
The woman accused the former state DCF investigator of raping her son, but a delay by prosecutors in filing charges sets him free.

Leopards home in on post-season play
Such is the complexity of the system that determines playoff pairings that Hernando, despite a 5-4 record, has a chance to host a first-round game next week.

Bollenback is getting back on track
INVERNESS -- Logan Bollenback wasn't himself when cross country season began -- mentally or physically.

Albury makes a big impact
The tall but mobile sophomore's "tremendous athletic ability" puts Seven Rivers in its first final four.

Zephyrhills wins $600,000 boost for streets project
The next phase of the city project will focus on landscaping and installing street lights and brick sidewalks.

Lawsuit challenges nursing home deal
A Tampa lawyer says the national chain's move was a ploy to get residents to sign away their rights.  

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