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The next round in Nancy Robinson vs. Rose Rocco is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday. Rocco's attorneys have asked for a stay pending an appeal. In nonlawyer speak, that means Judge John Booth could rule on the whole caboodle or grant a stay and decide nothing much at all about the residency dispute at the heart of the case, said Rocco's attorney, Jennifer Blohm. Rocco won the District 2 County Commission race by 1,444 votes on Nov. 7. But Robinson challenged the win in court, saying Rocco can't take office because she didn't live in the Spring Hill district on Election Day. The four-term former commissioner says the seat is still hers. Booth temporarily barred Rocco from taking the oath, and Robinson wants that made permanent. Rocco appealed it. Whatever else happens Monday, one thing is certain, Blohm said: "However he rules, one of us will probably be appealing."


Educator applies for Tellone's job

A current employee of the Hernando County School Board has applied to lead the district as its next superintendent. Kenneth D. Pritz, executive director of facility and support operations, is one of 11 applicants so far to replace superintendent Wendy Tellone upon her retirement in June. Pritz, 48, previously was executive director of school services and principal at West Hernando Middle School. The board has set a Jan. 9 deadline for applications and plans to interview finalists for the position in March.


Housing Authority board to meet

The Brooksville Housing Authority's board of commissioners will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the recreation room at 800 Continental Drive. For information, call 796-6547.


- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved the road application of the vegetable oil and roofing shingle mix. The local inventor behind the project is not an engineer. A story Wednesday was incorrect on these points.

- The county property appraiser's offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for training purposes. A wrong date was listed in a headline for a brief in Wednesday's edition.

Today's Picks

Memorial for Hernando servicemen who died in World War II: 2 p.m., Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., Brooksville. Hosted by the BellSouth Pioneers Life Member Club of Spring Hill. 686-6962.

Public Meetings

Hernando County Housing Authority, 4 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.