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February 10, 2001

Bird count tracks populations
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[Times photo: Mike Scarantino]
Grab yourself a hot cup of coffee, a pad and pen and a pair of binoculars.
Wildlife official tries to trap bird that damaged windows

The male sandhill crane is a no-show when a biologist waits for it to come attack its reflection in the windows of a Gospel Island home.

Wildfire chars 1,200 acres
Almost all of Citrus County's volunteer fire departments helped fight the blaze, which began Thursday afternoon on a dry lake bed in the southeastern part of the county.

New wave of drought rules may hit Crystal River
Water use and fire restrictions are in the works as "the worst drought any of us have ever seen" continues.

Blue Waters manatee plan hits obstacles
At issue are key questions about manatee protection, liability and enforcement among various agencies.

Young manatee found dead; necropsy planned
CRYSTAL RIVER -- A young manatee was found dead in Kings Bay this week and was retrieved at Pete's Pier by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday, according to Jim Kraus, manager of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

Tips help when pruning trees and shrubs
Editor's note: Brenda Smith is a graduate of the Extension Service Master Gardener class. This will be an occasional column featuring information specific to the area.

Chamber honors efforts of outgoing officer, others
Betty Pleacher is recognized for her dedication as the group gives awards for community service.

Comedies top weekend scene
Elsewhere, the county African American club will recognize top students at an awards program this afternoon.

Anglers almost are off hook
Warmer weather finally is here, at least for a week.

Recording artist to give free concert, sermon
Internationally known Christian recording artist and speaker Wendell Phipps will be in concert at the Hernando Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1880 N Trucks Ave., at 5:30 p.m. today.

A man of the cloth, with a black belt
Tae kwon do has helped Stewart Jamison cope with cancer. He teaches the martial art, which is about more than self-defense.  


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