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March 11, 2001

Litter complaints piling up
[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
County officials say they hope more manpower -- in the form of inmates -- will help. But mainly, residents need to not throw trash, they say.
Train vs. car fault case set to begin Monday
The Citrus County Courthouse will play host to the case that helped reverse a 62-year-old state law.

Plant a tree, harvest a big break at tax time
Feel that stranger's hand in your pocket? That can only mean one thing: It's tax time again.

The dirty job that someone has to do
I admit, I tried to get out of it.

Readers share thoughts on growth series
Editor: Times guest columnist Len Becker said in his series, Citrus County: Our Garden of Elysium, exactly what so many citizens of Citrus County have been saying since April 1995, when the preliminary plans for the Suncoast Parkway extension were revealed. Over the years many letters have been written by concerned citizens warning the residents of Citrus County of the impending desecration this toll road will have on their lifestyle.

Economic development at crossroads
The Citrus County Commission will trod familiar ground when it convenes Tuesday to discuss which path leads to a successful economic development program. After all, the commission has been struggling to reach that goal for about 10 years, and several routes it has taken have led to dead ends.

Hamilton took team to new heights
LECANTO -- Seven Rivers Christian coach Greg Hamilton never worried about the record.

Week in review
A look back at the week's top stories

Landfill accepts dangerous trash
Once a month, residents can drop off hazardous household chemicals at the landfill free of charge.

Medical briefs
THURMAN SCORES VICTORY: The House of Representatives last week unanimously approved a measure that will allow the government to help pay travel expenses and other expenses for people who donate organs.

Local cardiac patients feel empathy for Cheney
They look at the vice president's health problems and understand what he's going through.

Political scene
The North Suncoast Republican Club will meet at 9 a.m., coffee at 8:30 a.m., Saturday at the Sugarmill Woods Country Club, 1 Douglas St. Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, will introduce the guest speaker, Gail Tierney, senior affairs coordinator, Citrus County Sheriff's Office. Tierney will discuss the "Senior Scambusters" program, which is dedicated to informing seniors about fraudulent offers, particularly in the home repair and telemarketing fields.

Guild to hold 'Quilt-In' to benefit needy on Saturday
CRYSTAL RIVER -- The Creative Quilters Guild of Citrus County will sponsor a "Quilt-In" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne Episcopal Church hall, 9870 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. This event is in honor of National Quilt Day.  

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