SIGN OF THE TIMES The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County (the California Red-Legged Frog) on the U.S. List of Endangered and Threaten Species. The largest native frog in the west, prolific in California in 1865, has now disappeared from 70 percent of it original range and the remaining populations appear to be declining rapidly. To read the entire news release, with quotes from Mr. Twain, go to: <http://www.fws.gov/> then Press Releases and Speeches, then Recent National News Releases.