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February 14, 2001

From the heart
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[Times photo: Steve Hasel]
Grown-ups aren't the only ones who get excited about Valentine's Day. Jordan Trahan pokes her face through a valentine she made during arts and crafts class at her preschool in Inverness on Tuesday.
County hastens to move the muck
The timing is right now to dredge material from lake beds exposed by drought in the Tsala Apopka chain, commissioners conclude.

Critic blasts school official's prayer
Chairwoman Patience Nave calls the attack, directed at her, unsettling. But the board's attorney says the Marion County man has a right to speak.

Man dies in home fire
A man's body was found inside the mobile home, but authorities can't be certain of his identity until tests are completed.

Officials describe manager's problems
The Crystal River City Council decides to find a new city manager when David Sallee's contract expires in June.

Aiding friend leads to charge
Two teenagers face burglary charges, and the 60-year-old who came to the aid of the victim is accused of hitting one of the teens in the head with a weapon.

Citrus digest
Officials warn of fake firefighter scam

2 men convicted in trucker's beating
INVERNESS -- A Citrus County jury returned guilty verdicts late Friday against two men accused of beating a trucker after a highway confrontation last year that police described as a road rage attack.

Citrus watering restrictions
The following water use restrictions are in place for Citrus residents:

Voters pick familiar name in Inverness
They put Dick Kaufman back on the City Council and defeat two charter amendments on city manager duties.

Home building, resales show big growth in 2000
Despite recession warnings, Realtors and home builders say the growth will continue.

4A-7 championship is up for grabs
LECANTO -- At typical district tournaments, two or three teams have realistic shots of winning.

Receiver Goodson catches on with 'Skins
Tyrone Goodson has found a new home with the Washington Redskins.

Performers of the week
SHERRY ATWOOD, SEVEN RIVERS BASKETBALL

Couple intertwine pet store, dive shop
Two worlds meet at Fancy's Pets, which has an impressive array of pets and pet supplies, plus a range of equipment for diving enthusiasts.

Manatees mean big business
With new restrictions on the horizon, the challenge will be to protect manatees without hurting the economy.

Nursing home insurance rates soar as county closely watches
The county has numerous nursing homes and ALFs, so skyrocketing insurance rates are a hot issue here.

In brief: Healthcare
More benefits coming for military retirees

All await state's move on parkway extension
Studies must be performed and money allocated, but all signs indicate the state will build the leg between U.S. 98 and U.S. 19. That is, unless environmentalists succeed in stopping the plan.

WTI reaches out to match business needs
The technical institute sets up committees with business representatives to ensure that its programs are properly preparing students to meet industry needs.

Rock Crusher Canyon, other venues continue to expand
Rock Crusher's developer opens a new RV park and renovates the pavilion.

Bass master finds bliss on lake
After his business failed, Bud Andrews got a dream job -- running a fishing resort with a clear and abundant lake.

Daewoo dealership stands by its plans
The dealer plans to add a showroom to increase sales of the South Korean car line. Daewoo is trying to recover from recent financial problems.  


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