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Today's News

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Safeguarding you data

    I have been telling people for years that the most important thing you can do with your computer is to back up your data. You don't necessarily need to back up everything on your hard drive, but you need to make frequent and regular backups of the data that you create.

  • Reflections: Thinking out loud

    A friend and I were talking. Between us we have the world figured out... Well, almost.

    We got to musing on the economy and how things are and likely will be in the near future. Housing is all but at a standstill, and fuel prices are still going up. What we figure, is things are not going to get better anytime soon.

    Now I don't want to sound like doomsday, but we really are not in good shape in this country right now. Not only that, it's going to take a while to get back to somewhere normal again.

  • Fishing Lines: Fishing pretty good, when fish can see

    I remember when I was a kid, we had a great product called Nestlé Quik. You took plain milk and added one or two spoonfuls (or three) of this powder to your milk and you instantly had chocolate milk. The mix was great.

    Now you are saying to yourself, "Has this guy finally flipped his lid? I knew those middle school kids would eventually drive him crazy."

  • Diamond Sharks have woman's touch; opponents say it hurts

    She wears the pink and black Jennie Finch Mizuno batting gloves, rocks the pink and black Mizuno mitt, even checked out the pink and black cleats at Hibbett, "but they didn't fit."

    Her favorite color isn't pink, though.

    Cedar Key's starting first baseman Shawna Fenton wears pink gloves because "I like to aggravate the guys - you know, let 'em know you can wear pink and play good baseball."

  • Next level: Beckham headed to GHS

    Bronson Eagles’ head basketball coach Kelly Beckham announced Thursday that he will leave Bronson Middle-High School, where he has been for nearly 25 years and more than 500 wins, for Gainesville High School.

    Beckham will finish out the school year at Bronson, and start at GHS in the new school year.

    His academic duties at GHS will be largely similar to those at Bronson — he will be a Dean of Students. What will change the most is the basketball. 5A GHS has about 2,000 students; Bronson, in class 2A, has 453 or fewer.

  • Sharks drop home finale to Bell

    Cedar Key baseball dropped its last home game 17-8 to Bell, playing six good innings after coming this close to a 10-run meltdown.

    "We were down 13-0 when we first came to bat in the first inning," said head coach Joe Bishop.

    Bell batted through the order twice in the first inning, with C.J. Harris and Tyler Stofel each hitting home runs, but much of the scoring was due to defensive errors.

  • Shark News

    Cedar Key School Island City Young Authors' Conference

    The annual Young Authors' Conference will take place on Friday morning, April 25.

    K-5 students will share their published works during the Authors' Chair. Our featured guest artists include author and illustrator, Rebekah Raye and storyteller Kaye Byrnes.

    The conference will include a book sale sponsored by Barnes and Noble.

  • Cedar Key Police Department Reports

    It appears the Arts Festival of 2008 was successful and the Chamber of Commerce did another great job of encouraging the most qualified artists to attend this annual event. Thanks to each and every one of you that gave so much of your time and the great effort contributed by all of you in making this weekend a success.

    Your Police Department was somewhat busy over the weekend but most of the crowd abided by the rules of the road. We, too, appreciate the cooperation of all those attending the festival, as you are part of the fun and relaxation enjoyed by every one in attendance.

  • Fishing Lines: Cold snap, wind combine to make trout touchy

    Cold has once again pushed the water temps down below the 70 degree mark, and is throwing the trout bite into a tailspin.

    Add to the equation the wind-blown water so dirty that you can't see an inch deep and it all adds up to some challenging fishing.

    My thinking is to use bright colors that make lots of noise. It is going to take a few days of steady weather for things to return to normal.

  • Reflections: Politics as usual: NOT!

    Well, I don't have to give any personal reasons but I think we are left holding the political bag with the Presidential candidates. Actually we really don't have any.

    What I'd like to see happen is a revamp of the whole primary mess. Throw those candidates out and let's start over. At least we would have a chance at something worthwhile.

    Right now as far as I'm concerned, we don't have any viable candidates.

    We are in changing times as evidenced by our economy, and it is the past regime that has put us there. So, for sure most of us do not want more of the same.