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The election for sheriff is scheduled for March 24 with an April 28 runoff, if necessary.
There is, however, no runoff, as the spray was more like a mist that occasionally made a rainbow and left sidewalks wet, but not puddled.
Commissioners voted unanimously to allow the Orange County Flood Control District to make structural enhancements to the East Garden Grove Wintersburg channel, which carries runoff from cities including Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana.
Most were bright green, caused by algae feasting on nitrogen and phosphorous in the runoff from agricultural fields.
As housing tracts sprouted in communities farther up the watershed, greater volumes of urban runoff entered the creek.
If no candidate wins a majority of votes, the top two candidates face a runoff election.
Senator Strange faces a tough runoff in the Republican primary on Sept. 26, and could well be defeated by conservative firebrand Roy Moore, the former chief justice of Alabama.
Nitrate is found in fertilizer and can contaminate the ground water through runoff.
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the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property
their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again
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After starting the season at 0-2, the New Orleans Saints have run off five consecutive wins and sit atop the NFC South.
Last month, the website-hosting provider Dreamhost revealed that the DoJ was seeking information regarding the DisruptJ20.org website, which ran off its servers.
Key stat: The Falcons ran 11 plays (10 rushes) for 77 yards and ran off over six minutes during the opening drive of the third quarter to take a 22-21 lead.
The driver, later identified as 45-year-old Sean Gregson of Lincoln, struck a fire hydrant and drove through a field before abandoning the vehicle and running off on foot, the news release said.
However, with Springs holding a 19-18 lead, the Lady Eagles ran off seven straight points in their most impressive sequence of the night to win the set.
Communication was to blame for the errors, but when two cornerbacks ran off the field before the game-winning score someone should have realized there was a glaring hole in the call.
Those 90 feet are too important for an infielder not to leave his feet to deny the advance and keep the go-ahead run off third base with fewer than two outs.
The brothers could have run off with the wallet, but Marvin allegedly chose to take a fatal step.
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run off Synonyms
Synonymsbanish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, eject, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn out
Related Wordsdeforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate
Near Antonymsaccept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter
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