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March 17, 2001

Pastor in Ireland answers call -- a long-distance one
[Times files (1999): Ron Thompson]
A monthlong stay at a Citrus Springs church turns into something unexpected.
Bills advance to benefit local waterways

CRYSTAL RIVER -- State Rep. Nancy Argenziano has scored two victories in her effort to clean local waterways.

Drought’s upside: dredging time
The county hopes to scoop more than 131,600 truckloads of muck from the bottom of the Tsala Apopka lake chain while the lake levels are low.

Man gets 6 months for sex assault
The man pleaded no contest to a charge of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. The sentence is lighter than guidelines call for.

Crystal River to test for arsenic
Officials are concerned about the chemical's levels in the city playground and other assorted public wooden structures.

Lively weekend awaits
A parade, a horse show and a craft show are in store.

County paces quest for WWII memorial
HOMOSASSA SPRINGS -- Citrus County is leading the way in fundraising for the future Florida World War II Memorial and exhibits.

Citrus digest
Big day for dogs on April 7 in Inverness

Outdoors notebook

Consistent warmth is catch
Persistent cold fronts keep pushing through our area, and the much-needed rain is welcome.

Nature coast
The FWC is about to classify cobia as a "restricted species."

Pair to foster peace for 3 years in Angola
Fidele Lumeya and Krista Rigalo, of Crystal River, will begin a three-year Mennonite Central Committee assignment in Angola, in southwest Africa, in June working as peace builders for the Angolan Churches Council.  

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  • Mark your calendar
  • St. Patrick's day events
  • Accused killer takes plea deal
  • Her friend at a loss to explain fatal crash
  • County to raise water fines
  • Stauffer: Health tests not necessary
  • Thrift shop to help quake victims
  • City manager questions board's power
  • West Pasco Column
  • Man seriously injured in two-car accident
  • Local ceremonies celebrate Greek Independence Day
  • Religion calendar
  • Small church will celebrate big milestone

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