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November 9, 2000

Election news
Democrats: New force in Hernando
This election was the best showing for the party in a decade.

Voters discard politics of race in picking elections supervisor
BROOKSVILLE -- Annie Williams, who won the supervisor of elections contest convincingly Tuesday, said she doesn't like to dwell on race, or, as she calls it, "that black and white stuff."

All around the county, the election is the word
Some are dismayed, some are impatient, some are suspicious. But everyone agrees on the topic of the day.

Recount dominates day after elections
Hernando elections officials and party representatives gather to review the vote count in the narrow-margin presidential race.

Other news
Hernando digest
Another fuel spill at Hernando Beach

Pace quickens to reap $750,000 grant
The head of the Economic Development Commission is urged to hurry documents to the state.

Time for a turnaround on the one-way streets
It has been seven years since the state Department of Transportation made the two major thoroughfares through Brooksville one-way streets. Once viewed as the most promising way to help relieve traffic congestion downtown, it has become more apparent every year that the experiment has been a failure. It has made it unsafe for pedestrians and has contradicted the efforts of merchants and others who have worked hard to maintain a downtown shopping district.

Election Day column was a disappointment
Editor: Re: The major candidates offer minor incentives:

Hernando briefs
Learn the basics of landscape design

Police reports
Help sought in search for missing bull statue

Lessons for the teacher
After just a few months in her first teaching job, Brook Bell has learned that every day can't follow a lesson plan.

7-year-old is excelling in spite of diabetes
Brooke Wardlow likes to dance and play. Sometimes, though, she has to stop and check her blood sugar..

Classnotes
CHICKEN DINNER: Citrus High School will hold a chicken dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 10 in the cafeteria before the final game vs. River Ridge. Tickets are $5 and include chicken, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Tickets are available at the door or from any band member. For information, call 726-1418.

School briefs
WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The school will present a talent and variety show titled "Standing Room Only" at 7 tonight in the multipurpose room. The public is invited.

EDC alters its policies, chief's job description
The policy overhaul stems from criticism of the agency by the County Commission.

Veterans Day closures
The following businesses and government offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for Veterans Day.  


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