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Inverness says no to cable deal

The Inverness City Council on Tuesday declined its right to buy Telesat Cablevision Inc., partly clearing the way for CableVision of Central Florida to purchase the system. By virtue of its franchise agreements with Telesat, the city and Citrus County both had a "right of first refusal" before any sale. The county passed on its right June 1, and the city followed suit during its meeting Tuesday night. However, the federal government is reviewing the sale and must give approval before the deal can proceed. The city also lost on its efforts to recover the $1,500 or so it spent reviewing the Telesat deal; Telesat lawyer Clark Stillwell pointed out that the city had no legal right to demand any money.

TV show to feature local state park

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS _ A segment of the nationally syndicated program Zoolife with Jack Hanna filmed at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park will air on stations around the country this weekend. The program, which features zoos, wildlife parks and reserves around the nation, will be aired locally at 8 a.m. Saturday on WTOG-Ch. 44, St. Petersburg, and on WFTV-Ch. 9, Orlando, at 10:30 a.m. The segment was filmed in late February and early March and features an interview with animal-care supervisor J.P. Garner and other rangers at the park. Film of the park's cougars, manatees, alligators and bird park also was shot.

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