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March 13, 2001

Swallowed by costumes
[Times photo: Steve Hasel]
Two gators – Alex Rodriguez, left, and James Loggins – wait for their next scene in Once Upon a Lily Pad at Citrus Springs Elementary School, a play to be presented at a PTA meeting tonight.
Jan Glidewell
Folk music gathering was festival of moments
"Please," begged festival director Margaret Longhill as Seminole Chief Jim Billie took the stage Sunday, "don't do the finger . . . anything but the finger."

Arsenic levels surprise many
Crystal River says CCA-treated wood in its playground and other structures may need testing.

Man to get competency exam in slaying
An 85-year-old man who says he shot his ailing wife out of mercy will be evaluated to determine whether he's mentally fit to stand trial.

Schools may try bus driver bonus
The proposal provides a financial incentive -- $100 -- for drivers who have perfect attendance for 45 days.

Prayer issue pops up again
School Board member Carol Snyder says she may make a motion for a moment of silent reflection at the beginning of meetings.

Citrus in brief
Man who confronted, robbed elderly woman sought

Nature notes
AUDUBON FIELD TRIP: The Citrus County Audubon Society will take a field trip to Rainbow Springs State Park on Wednesday. The state park is 3 miles north of Dunnellon on the east side of U.S. 41. Admission is $1. Society members should meet at 8:30 a.m. on the veranda in front of the park's visitor center for a tour led by a park ranger. The park has a spectacular display of azaleas. Other features include a phosphate pit, a mastodon tooth found in the river and birds. Stay for a picnic lunch, a swim in the crystal clear spring water or rent a canoe or kayak. Field trips are open to non-Audubon members.

Improved Pirates in spotlight
The program that was 7-21 a season ago is a hit and will be featured on High School Xtra.

Performers of the week
Jimmy Metz, Lecanto baseball  

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