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April 22, 2000

■   Neighbor Discovers Woman Murdered -
DELAND -- A 77-year-old woman was found murdered in her home Friday morning, stunning residents in her quiet country club community.

February 08, 2000

■   Thousands pay tribute to officer -
ORLANDO -- His comrades in arms said their final goodbyes Monday morning to Orlando police Officer George S. DeSalvia, bidding him farewell just yards away from where he was fatally shot.

February 04, 2000

■   Pupils preserve the past -
DELTONA -- King Chicken began his journey to the underworld Thursday. After month of preparation, pupils at Discovery Elementary finally laid to rest a chicken -- perhaps one of the most honored chickens in the history of poultry.

February 01, 2000

■   Condo meeting turns into fracas -
DELTONA -- A meeting of the Edgewater Condominium association devolved into chaos over the weekend, with two senior citizens coming to blows in the lobby of the Deltona Civic Center.

December 11, 1999

■   Curmudgeon vows to stay put -
ORANGE CITY -- Christmas is being stolen from the Grinch. While the Whos in Who-ville gather in song, a self-admitted crotchety old man is being forced from his mobile home park.

December 04, 1999

■   'It was like obvious death' -
DELAND -- Four people including two flight instructors, a commercial pilot and a student were killed in a midair collision between two small planes Friday morning over DeLand Municipal Airport.

November 21, 1999

■   'SUICIDE RATE IS OUTRAGEOUS': LOCAL OFFICIAL TOUTS PREVENTION -
Three more Volusia County residents took their own lives last weekend. Their deaths brought the county's 1999 suicide total to 72, a number that shocks local experts and places the county far ahead of national and state averages.

November 05, 1999

■   DEBARY MAN CHARGED IN PLOT TO KILL STEPMOTHER -
DEBARY -- A marina owner accused of hiring a transsexual trucker to kill his stepmother left jail Thursday after posting a $1 million bail bond.

August 08, 1999

■   A CENTURY OF LIVING: 'OLD AGE SHOULD BE SATURATED WITH DREAMS' -
ORANGE CITY -- They've grown old as the world waits to become young again.

July 05, 1999

■   OPERATIONS CENTER RACES TO KEEP SPEEDWAY TRAFFIC UNDER CONTROL -
DAYTONA BEACH -- A collective sigh went up from the workers in the traffic operations center at 7 p.m. Saturday.

May 02, 1999

■   INTERNET, BOOKS OFFER QUICK ACCESS TO BOMB RECIPES -
DELTONA -- "Pipe bombs are some of the easiest and deadliest ways to kill a group of people or destroy a few things. First off, we will talk about the pipes. Second will be the explosives and last will be the shrapnel."

■   SNAKES LEAD CHARMED LIVES -
DELTONA -- Snakes have belly buttons.

April 08, 1999

■   TRASH JOB OFTEN REEKS OF DANGER: WORKERS CAN FACE HIGH MORTALITY RATE -
DELTONA -- The smell grows and mutates, slowly.

February 15, 1999

■   ORANGE CITY WONDERS FOR WHOM THE BELL (RANDOMLY) TOLLS -
ORANGE CITY -- File it in the "be careful what you wish for" department.

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This is a showcase of the work done by Timothy J. Gibbons during a journalism career now stretching back more than a decade.