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Woman reports two men claimed to be police

A 75-year-old woman told Hernando County sheriff's deputies that two men claiming to be police officers knocked on her door early Saturday morning, a sheriff's report stated.

Marie Gazda said two men came to her door shortly after midnight. They told her they were police officers and warned her that someone had been stealing televisions, the report said.

She told deputies that the men were "rather rude," never said what agency they worked for and never displayed badges. When she went to shut off her alarm system, both men left, the report said.

"We have distinctive uniforms and badges. Our investigators are required to clearly identify themselves," sheriff's spokesman Lt. Joseph Paez said. "The concern that we have is somebody passing themselves off as law enforcement officers."

Paez said the Sheriff's Office hasn't received any similar reports. But he asked that anyone with information call the tip line at 797-TIPS.

Chorus plans guest night

Tuesday at Gulf High

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Suncoast Harmony Chorus will host a special guest night at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Gulf High School's chorus room, 5355 School Road.

This award-winning chorus is the Hernando County and Pasco County chapter of Sweet Adelines International, performing a cappella four-part harmony music. Women of all ages are invited to join; no prior musical training is required.

Carpooling from Brooksville and Spring Hill is available.

For information, visit the Web site,

suncoastharmony, or call Cindy, 597-4376.