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Rescue efforts fail; Injured Manatee dies

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 21, 2007


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An injured manatee rescued from Three Sisters Springs over the weekend has died at SeaWorld in Orlando. The manatee, which appeared to rescuers as if it had been injured in a boat collision, was herded in the spring into a net and then driven to SeaWorld, where workers attempted to provide medical aid. It died shortly after it arrived on Saturday, according to Steve Lehr, assistant curator of mammals.

BEVERLY HILLS

Contest rounds up best speakers

The best speaker for the Citrus-Marion-Sumter toastmaster clubs will be chosen during their annual Area 17, District 47 International Speech Contest at noon Saturday, at the Beverly Hills Lions Den, 72 Civic Circle. The event will be a luncheon and contest, and the public is invited. The winner will represent Area 17 at the Division C contest in the Orlando area. The competition will culminate at the World Championship of Public Speaking at the annual Toastmasters International Convention this August in Phoenix. The luncheon and speech contest tickets are $10. Call Jeanne McIntosh, Area 17 governor, at 746-5660 or (352) 484-9975 or Katherine Cockrell, contest master, at 344-3700 or 212-8934 for more information and directions.

Correction

Savor the Art, a live and silent art auction sponsored by the Citrus County Art Center, is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Skyview Golf and Country Club, 2100 N Terra Vista Blvd., Citrus Hills. A different date was printed in Tuesday's Citrus Times.

[Last modified February 20, 2007, 20:10:01]


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