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April 29, 2001

Friends laud Hernando man whose life is for the birds
[Times photo: Maurice Rivenbark]
Steve Fickett Jr. earns praise for safeguarding the environment and sharing his love of wildlife.
Jan Glidewell
In my home, real chefs don't scare me -- much
By Dade City standards it was the Mount Everest of entertainment ambition, and frankly, I thought my beloved and her daughter were insane to think about it, but we all survived and had a good time.

Disabled want more help getting around
Blind Activities of Spring Hill is asking the county for more affordable, reliable transportation.

Fines for watering may be revised
To help make watering rules more fair, the county is considering a stepped scale of fines for violators.

Make Wal-Mart less of eyesore
Editor: It appears that Wal-Mart is going to build a supercenter at U.S. 19 and Spring Hill Drive, whether the residents of the area want it or not. The activists who have so vigorously opposed it are to be admired, but I'm afraid now is the time to accept the fact it's going to happen and try to get the least offensive project possible.

Real estate industry has to be honest about taxes
It's sticker shock of a new sort for some home buyers.

Bear's first goal good enough
BROOKSVILLE -- Central junior Joel Crandall had two goals for Thursday's 3,200-meter run.

Ridgewood soccer duo to play in college
Forward Gus Kalathakis signs with Saint Leo, and "utility man" Shawn Bean expects to walk on at Western Florida.

Government meetings
Here is a list of public meetings scheduled for this week in Hernando County:  

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