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Brown-Waite slams stimulus, but didn't vote


Brown-Waite slams stimulus, misses vote

U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, said she opposed the $825 billion stimulus before Congress but would not be present for Wednesday's vote because of a family emergency. In a statement issued by her office, she disparaged the bill with partisan rhetoric, calling the legislation a "pork-ridden bailout that produces few jobs" and comparing it to a "deal with the devil." Aligning with her party, she said the best way to stimulate the economy was personal and corporate tax cuts.


Counsel for elders adds a location

A new counseling site for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' free SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is now available from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane. SHINE counselors offer information and assistance with Medicare (figuring out paperwork, bills and filing appeals), Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare prescription drug coverage, long-term care planning and pharmaceutical assistance programs. No appointments are necessary. There are multiple sites throughout the county. For other locations and information, call the Elder Hotline toll-free 1-800-262-2243.


Work on water line to be rescheduled

Construction work on the Hernando County Utilities water line along Eldridge Road, which was scheduled to take place Monday, has been canceled by the contractor. The work will be rescheduled. For information, call the Utilities Department at (352) 754-4037.

Sign up for Little League by Saturday

West Hernando Little League's final registration and tryouts will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Field, 2313 Founder Road, at Deltona Boulevard. The cost for T-ball is $60; baseball and softball is $70 for ages 7-12 and $85 for ages 13-18. Registration can be done online at For information, call (352) 232-4671.


Follow Akeelah's journey at library

A showing of the film Akeelah and the Bee will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. The movie is rated PG and is about precocious 11-year-old Akeelah from south Los Angeles. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters a spelling contest and eventually finds herself at the National Spelling Bee. The 2006 film stars Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served. For information, call (352) 540-6391.

Today's pick

"Greenbelting" is the topic for Starting a Small Farm series: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. Free. Call to register, (352) 754-4433.

Brown-Waite slams stimulus, but didn't vote 01/28/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:24pm]
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