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Today's News

  • Reflections: Imminent Foreclosures, Imminent Situations

    As everyone knows real-estate has been reeling with problems lately. Property values have dropped significantly, making foreclosures for many homeowners immanent. Home foreclosures in fact are at an all time high.

    Well, there is more to impending foreclosures than meets-the-eye. Devalued property values are not the only problem. Rapidly rising fuel costs and layoffs have added to and made the situation even worse. For those who made variable interest rate mortgages, that doesn't help, either.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Less is more?

    Remember back in the late 80s and the early 90s when buying a computer got you almost as much weight in paper (manuals) as in the hardware? If you have purchased a computer recently you might have noticed the absence of all that paper. And what about those "recovery" CDs? You never see them any more either!

    As early as 1997, when you bought a computer you got a reasonable amount of manuals, enough information to get you started with most of your programs. But the "recovery" CDs were missing. As I recall, HP/Compaq were right at the forefront of this change.

  • FWC holding children's summer fishing clinics in Cedar Key

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a series of summer inshore fishing clinics for children at the Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key. This program is open to youths between the ages of 6 and 16.

    The one day clinics will take place in June and July. Participants will learn about fish identification, knot tying, casting, bait types, habitat types, gear care and more. The clinic will end with catch-and-release pier fishing.

  • Lions adopt a portion of SR 24

    You may have noticed the new Cedar Key Lions Club Adopt-A-Highway signs on Route 24 posted at the #4 bridge going out of town and two miles out coming into Cedar Key.

    The Cedar Key Lions Club members have committed to pick up the litter four times a year along that two-mile stretch highway heading into town, ending at the #4 bridge.

    The community beautification project is the inspiration of Lion Gina Montgomery whose diligent work and coordination with the Florida State Department of Transportation has made the project possible.

  • Three die in crash of small plane

    CEDAR KEY - An impromptu, short, late night sightseeing air tour of the Cedar Keys turned out to be a disastrous affair for three people early Saturday morning, as they perished when the single engine Cessna 206 they were riding in plunged into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Pilot Frank Gonzalez, 48, of Plant City; plane owner John Borchard, 43, of Dover; and tourist Julia Kelly, 49, of Solon, Iowa; died in the accident. There were no survivors.

  • True Faith: Sponges and prophecy about Christ

    "Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink." (Matthew 27:48 NIV)

    You never know when you may be reminded of some great and inspirational truth contained in the Word of God about our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Just the other day, while Galina and I were making a house call here in town, we ran into a person who told about their unique occupation of working on a sponge boat.

  • Reflections: The future wave of fuel efficient cars

    I watched with interest the truck drivers in England who protested the high price of diesel fuel in front of Parliament last week. They were complaining about the eight dollars a gallon they were paying to keep their trucks running. And we thought diesel fuel was high in this country.

    European gasoline is nearly as expensive, too, making their gas prices more than double what we are paying.

    Interesting that the Euro-dollar is worth more than the American dollar, which means they are paying nearly three times what we are paying for fuel, and we're complaining?

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Now you're off and running!

    Now that I've covered trip planning through road service providers, Internet trip planning services and software, there is another solution to your trip-planning dilemma.

    Some of the GPS manufacturers, Garmin among them, ship certain models of their units with software that allows the user to plan the trip on the computer and upload to route to the GPS for later use. Some of these GPS receivers can store 50 or more routes with 500 waypoints!

  • Shark News

    Back to the Past

    By Caely Hibbits

    The English III class has been reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, to celebrate the end of the year and the finishing of The Great Gatsby. This party was set in the 1920s, the era when The Great Gatsby was written.

  • Fantastic! Cedar Key School graduates 16

    There were tears during the slide show and tears at the presentation of flowers, but sunny smiles otherwise reigned Saturday morning as Cedar Key seniors walked into the gymnasium as students and skipped and danced out as alumni.

    The class of 2008 sent 16 seniors into the world this week, led by salutatorian Jaclyn Stefani. Eight scholarship recipients took home more than $6,000 in special awards, plus Florida Bright Futures scholarships which pay up to 75 percent to 100 percent of students' in-state tuition.