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The week in review

A look back at the week's top stories.

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 29, 2000

HOME DEPOT OPENS: The large store, on U.S. 19 near the Crystal River Airport, opened its doors Thursday. But some 2,000 area residents flocked to the store Wednesday night for a special advance party.

PROPERTY APPRAISER FINDS CONTROVERSY: During a candidate forum, Property Appraiser Ron Schultz confused and offended some audience members when he discussed the problem job some applicants have with communication skills. Some people thought Schultz was singling out black applicants; Schultz said his observation was of the applicant pool in general.

CANDIDATE DISPUTES CHARGES: County Commission District 5 candidate Josh Wooten, a Democrat, criticized his Republican opponent, Millie King, for accusing him of planning to conduct county business in his private office at the used car lot he owns in Hernando. King also asked in the flier whether Wooten welcomed "young felons and even sex offenders" to the county because of his stance on the Brown Schools. Wooten said both charges were "ridiculous."

WYLAND FINISHES WORK: Internationally acclaimed artist Wyland finished painting a 400-square-foot mural of manatees and their underwater realm on a wall at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park Visitors Center.

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