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Humane Society of the Nature Coast accepting nominations for humanitarian award

COUNTYWIDE

Humane Society seeks award nominations

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast is accepting nominations for the 2010 Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an individual, organization or corporation in Hernando, Citrus or Pasco county who has had a significant impact on animal welfare during the past year. An individual's impact can be through their time, donations, campaigning for legislative reform or personal rescue of animals. The award is in memory of Schwartz, who dedicated her life to wildlife rescue. The deadline to submit nominees is Sept. 3. For information, call the shelter at (352) 796-2711.

Swiftmud grants are for teachers

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is accepting applications for its Splash! school grants for hands-on water resources projects. The grants provide teachers with funding for classroom projects that focus on water quality, natural systems, water conservation, alternative water sources, flood protection or watersheds. Grants up to $5,000 are available for public, private, charter and homeschool groups on a reimbursement basis. Applications are due by Sept. 10. The application is available online at watermatters.org/schoolgrants. For information, call Mary Margaret Hull toll-free 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4774.

Today's pick

People Helping People serving free dinner: 4-6 p.m., Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Anyone hungry can receive a free meal. (352) 686-4466.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Humane Society of the Nature Coast accepting nominations for humanitarian award 08/21/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 21, 2010 10:57am]
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    Crime

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in Richmond, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man's arrest about an hour after the agent's death.

    This image provided by the Virginia State Police shows law enforcement investigating the scene of a shooting early Saturday in Richmond, Va.   Special Agent Michael T. Walter, a Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in Richmond, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man's arrest about an hour after the agent's death. Virginia State Police said in an emailed statement that Travis A. Ball of Richmond is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. (Virginia State Police via AP)
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    Blogs

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    Weather

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    Blogs

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    Airlines

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