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Today's events and meetings along the North Suncoast

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HERNANDO COUNTY

Hospital auxiliary gift, book, jewelry and handbag sale: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conference Room 1 (near cafeteria), Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

Library to show "Hachi: A Dog's Tale": 2 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Rated G. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Sen. Nelson aide sets local office hours: 2-4 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. A representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will be on hand to speak with residents, including those who need help with federal issues. (813) 225-7040.

PASCO COUNTY

"Azul Totalmente" art exhibit: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Alric C.T. Pottberg Library art gallery, Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3229.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization, joint meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee and Transportation Systems Operations Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 261, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, 7 p.m., district headquarters, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County School Board, 9:30 a.m., district headquarters, 7227 U.S. 41, Land O'Lakes.

New Port Richey City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 5919 Main St.

Today's events and meetings along the North Suncoast 11/01/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:38pm]
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    Criminal

    The following story appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on October 26, 2006, the day after Danny Rollings was put to death. Also included are photos covering the period from the time of the murders to the day of Rollings execution.

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  2. Hernando commissioners propose tax-rate reduction as budget talks continue

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The typical budget battle between the Hernando County Commission and Sheriff Al Nienhuis has largely been averted this summer, except for a dust-up over how the sheriff has accounted for federal inmate money. But a minor skirmish did break out this week.

    Hernando County Commission Chairman Wayne Dukes has suggested a small rollback in the proposed property tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year and proposes that it be equally shared by the county's operations and the sheriff.
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    In the eternal quest to appeal more to business than other states, Florida's managed to haul itself out of some pretty mediocre years. After scoring an impressive 8 among 50 states way back in 2007, Florida suffered horribly during and immediately after the recession. Its rank sank as low as No. 30 only four years ago, …

    Florida's trying to make strides in preparing its high school and college graduates for the rapidly changing skill sets of today's workforce. But the latest CNBC ranking of the best and worst states for business gave Florida poor marks for education, ranking No. 40 (tied with South Carolina for education) among the 50 states. Still, Florida ranked No. 12 overall in the best business states annual ranking. [Alan Berner/Seattle Times]
  4. Florida: White man who killed black person to be executed

    State Roundup

    GAINESVILLE — For the first time in state history, Florida is expecting to execute a white man for killing a black person — and it plans to do so with help of a drug that has never been used previously in any U.S. execution.

    This undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Mark Asay. If his final appeals are denied, Asay is to die by lethal injection after 6 p.m. Thursday. Asay was convicted by a jury of two racially motivated, premeditated murders in Jacksonville in 1987.  [Florida Department of Corrections via AP]
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    Criminal

    TAMPA — LaJoyce Houston, a former Tampa police sergeant accused with her husband in a federal tax refund fraud scheme, has agreed to plead guilty to receiving stolen government property, court records state.

    Former Tampa police officers Eric and LaJoyce Houston walk into the Sam Gibbons U.S. District Courthouse on Oct. 28, 2015, to face charges relating to stolen identity tax refund fraud. [SCOTT KEELER    |      TIMES
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