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January 10, 2003

Jan Glidewell: At long last, a city in need takes the plunge
It is satisfying, as the end of my career approaches, to see coming to resolution causes that have held grave personal import to me.

Attempt to fire 2 firefighters fails
But a videotape that supposedly shows firefighters making lurid comments about women could continue the fire district's troubles.

Dog's dilemma attracts offers
Animal Services Division fielded more than 160 calls about adopting Lucky, who survived a car accident and was slated to die Tuesday.

Hernando to consider entering water talks
The county decides today whether to discuss purchasing part of Florida Water Services with a group of local governments.

Clubs prepare for a canine congregation
With the Florida Winter Classic Dog Shows starting Saturday, workers set up for the 2,200 dogs they are expecting.

Parents file lawsuit over BB gun arrests
They claim the children were unfairly charged and maliciously prosecuted after the incident on a school bus.

Rival hospital not opposing move, official says again
Oak Hill's chief says the fight is over, despite lawyers' request for more time to appeal the move by Brooksville Regional.

Manatee mecca
With food, art and entertainment as side attractions, the Manatee Festival focuses on informing folks about the gentle giants.

This week: Hernando
BIG BAND TRIBUTE: Jazz Night will be held from 6 to 9 Thursday at Glen Lakes Country Club, off Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. The event will feature Randy Rondo and Smooth Jazz, a tribute to the big-band era. There will be dancing. A light menu and cash bar will be available. Admission is $3 per person. For reservations, call 597-9200.

Preps: Bears break through with win
Central outlifts county rivals Hernando and Springstead.

Preps: Team's inability to sink shots is draining Lahey
Hernando coach Pete Lahey is running out of ideas.

Letters: Thurman's absence will be a terrible loss to region
Editor: Thurman lost: deal with it, get over it, Dec. 31 letter to the editor:


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  • Polishing jewel of a park
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  • Crystal River lauds its favorite marine mammal
  • Manatee-related web sites
  • National Wildlife Refuge System
  • Legal protection
  • Guidelines for manatee interaction
  • How to adopt a manatee
  • What to do if you see an injured manatee
  • The Friends of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
  • Where to see a manatee
  • Manatee facts
  • Bowling alley employee accused of skimming
  • Former college student accused in bomb threat
  • Springs activist's fight stirs magazine's interest
  • Critic wants street paved a third time
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  • Saint Leo says farewell to tough, caring educator
  • Preps: Defenders no match for Cobra
  • Preps: Wildcat is exactly where she needs to be
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  • Editorial: County needs to explore options for new revenue
  • Letters: Timing of party defections raises concerns about ethics

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