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April 16, 2003

Uncooperative fish can't spoil day
[Times photo: Stephen J. Coddington]
Virgil Brackett, 85, tries his hand at fishing during an outing Tuesday for residents of Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. He said he was reminded of why he sold his fishing boat and gave up fishing: "They never cooperate with you." After an hour or two of fishing at the pier at Wallace Brooks Park in Inverness, the eight residents had caught a small bream and a clump of weeds, which produced a round of smiles. They stopped for a picnic lunch of hot dogs and kielbasa.
Ponds may not halt flooding, expert agrees
A federal soil scientist lends credence to fears expressed by a man with property near the county's Stovall Building.

Anti-drug coalition is closer to reality
A substance abuse coalition could help bring thousands of grant dollars into the county to help deal with drug abuse.

Debate set on malpractice, tort reform
Doctors, lawyers and insurers will present their cases on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Lecanto Government Building.

FEMA reviewing county's preparedness
It's here to see if the county is complying with federal guidelines to train firefighters to deal with an emergency at the nuclear plant.

Ordinance to remove junk vehicles passes
Enforcement of the Crystal River measure, which must go before the City Council again, relies on complaints.

Hurricanes are a pleasant surprise
With a new lineup and state-qualifying procedure this season, Citrus coach Jonny Bishop had no idea how the Hurricanes would fare.

A coach with strong beliefs
INVERNESS -- Football coaches watch video and diagram plays, basketball coaches scout games and attend clinics, softball coaches work in the batting cage and strategize with players.

Letters: Waste pickup costs climb where homes far apart
Editor: I wish to comment on the proposal to have mandatory waste collection for all of Citrus County. This county has a large proportion of sparsely settled areas, as compared to high-density areas, which makes mandatory waste collection impractical.


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