Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en High-tech teaching tool collects data http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/high-tech-teaching-tool-collects-data <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0527_nz_weather_station_dominant.jpg" alt="Luke Hunnewell, a worker from WeatherSTEM, stands high above the ground on the Marine Science Station’s observation platform last week as he installs a weathervane. The solar-powered weathervane will collect a host of information including temperature, rainfall, solar radiation and wind speed. " title="Luke Hunnewell, a worker from WeatherSTEM, stands high above the ground on the Marine Science Station’s observation platform last week as he installs a weathervane. The solar-powered weathervane will collect a host of information including temperature, rainfall, solar radiation and wind speed. " align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> The school system&rsquo;s Marine Science Station is the latest recipient of a high-tech interactive weather unit designed to marry meteorology and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">education.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> WeatherSTEM donated and installed the weather monitoring unit last week.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The station has two units &mdash; one that is perched atop the viewing tower overlooking the marshes and another in the Salt River to measure water temperatures, tides and soil temperature.</div> Perennial candidate accused of theft http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/perennial-candidate-accused-theft <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0527_a1_mulrain_phillip.jpg" alt="Phillip Mulrain - bond was set at $2,000." title="Phillip Mulrain - bond was set at $2,000." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> A seven-time political candidate was arrested Friday for allegedly taking two computers from a Walmart without paying for them.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Police: Woman tried to muscle senior out of home http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/police-woman-tried-muscle-senior-out-home <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0527_nz_bartholomew_robin.jpg" alt="Robin Lynn Bartholomew" title="Robin Lynn Bartholomew" align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A woman from the Naples area was arrested Sunday for allegedly trying to force an 81-year-old man out of his own home.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> According to the elderly man&rsquo;s statements to a Citrus County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office deputy on Sunday, Robin Lynn Bartholomew, 52, was invited about 10 days ago to put her belongings on his back porch at his house near Crystal River, Bartholomew&rsquo;s arrest report stated.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Veterans golf at Welcome Home Tournament http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/veterans-golf-welcome-home-tournament <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/golf_tournament.jpg" alt="Ralph Ferrara, 101st Airborne captain, tees off on the 10th hole Saturday at the Inverness Golf and Country Club for the Operation Welcome Home/Honor Flight Golf Tournament. Ferrara, who is a World War II veteran, has two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, according to the veteran. The tournament benefits soldiers and sailors who come home from overseas in addition to honoring them for their service. " title="Ralph Ferrara, 101st Airborne captain, tees off on the 10th hole Saturday at the Inverness Golf and Country Club for the Operation Welcome Home/Honor Flight Golf Tournament. Ferrara, who is a World War II veteran, has two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, according to the veteran. The tournament benefits soldiers and sailors who come home from overseas in addition to honoring them for their service. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /> Adams gets pat on back, slap on wrist http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/adams-gets-pat-back-slap-wrist <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/adams_scott_2012_rgb_26.jpg" alt="Scott Adams - commissioner said he strongly believes there is fraud in the CCA contract." title="Scott Adams - commissioner said he strongly believes there is fraud in the CCA contract." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> INVERNESS &mdash; County Commission Chairman Scott Adams was praised at Tuesday&rsquo;s board meeting for his tenacity in pursuing an alleged case of fraud concerning the financial records of Corrections Corporation of America&rsquo;s (CCA) construction contract for the 2007 jail expansion, but he was also told to make sure he follows proper protocol as he follows that trail.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Former fair president Nell Mayberry dies http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/former-fair-president-nell-mayberry-dies <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0527_a1_mayberry_nell_rgb_for_online.jpg" alt="Nell Mayberry" title="Nell Mayberry" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">Nell Mayberry, former president and director&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">of the Citrus County Fair&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">Association, died Tuesday, the Chronicle has learned from a family friend. She was 73.&nbsp;</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Mayberry was a passionate cheerleader for the county fair, steering its development for decades.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Manatee killed in Crystal River http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/manatee-killed-crystal-river <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0527_nz_manatee_death.jpg" alt="Don Perfumo, John Patrick and FWC volunteer Stacy Dunn tend to an injured manatee Sunday in Crystal River. The manatee later died, marking the 12th manatee death of the year for Citrus County." title="Don Perfumo, John Patrick and FWC volunteer Stacy Dunn tend to an injured manatee Sunday in Crystal River. The manatee later died, marking the 12th manatee death of the year for Citrus County." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><div> &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>Shemir Wiles</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <em>For the Chronicle</em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> A manatee died Sunday in Crystal River, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission believes the cause of death was watercraft-related.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> For the record 5/27/2015 http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/record-5272015 <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>BUI arrests</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin">