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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness Fla
Publication Date: February 14, 2005
Copyright Date: 2006
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Subject: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
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Crystal River council

to consider issues
JIM HUNTER
jhunter@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
Probably the biggest issue on the
Crystal River City Council agenda
today is the question of how to handle
the due-process hearing for the city
manager after the 3-2 vote on Jan. 24
to fire her with cause.
On Monday's agenda is City
Manager Susan Boyer's response
from her attorney. The hearing was
set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, but the
city's labor attorney, who is advising
the city about the
It's issue, said some-
one should be des-
possible ignated to look
the into the facts of the
case, gather evi-
council dence afd inter-
would. view witnesses on
WO the grounds of the
set charges.
Because the
another hearing was set
hearing the day after the
council's regular
date for meeting on
Boyer. Monday, and the
designated person
would need time
to gather information, the labor attor-
ney said, it's possible the council
would appoint someone to do that
and set another hearing date for
Boyer.
With Boyer's attorney making refer-
ence to breach of contract and signif-
icant damages to his client in her
response to the grounds for termina-
tion, the council may have to sort out
the logistics of the issue at the 7 p.m.
meeting.
On another topic, the city manager
is recommending proceeding with the
first reading of the adoption of the
city's Land Development Code (LDC).
The council has finished going
through the revised document after
many workshops with its consultant,
but still has some things it wants to
change.
The recommendation is to have the
first reading to adopt it, and then
begin the public hearing process to
tweak the parts it's uncomfortable
with along the way Boyer noted that
the first reading can be continued
until all topics are covered. One diffi-
culty will be that the city planner,
most familiar with the LDC, has
resigned and is leaving next week
Boyer also will recommend that
city Police Chief Steven Burch be
named acting city manager, as finance
director Donna Kilbury, currently the
acting city manager in Boyer's
absence, also has resigned and is
leaving the city Feb. 28.
Council member Roger Proffer will
bring up the topic of building set-,
backs in reference to roof overhangs.
Overhangs are not now included in
the measurement of a required set-
back, and are allowed to protrude up
Please see LOOMING/Page 5A


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MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle
Richard Iversen and his wife Karen met years ago through their love of horses. Above, the couple is pictured with Roxie, a dun quarter horse, at
their Diamond K Ranch In Lecanto.

Couples reveal many ways trails crossed for that special meeting for matrimony


\ "Editor's note: The Chronicle asked readers
4ow did you meet your sweetie?" We regret
that we cannot print all of the stories we
received. Here are a few.
NANCY KENNEDY
nkennedy@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle

Just horsin' around
Romance was the farthest thing from Karen
Iversen's mind as she led her three-legged


ROMANTIC TALES
X For more Valentine's Day stories,
visit the Chronicle's Web site at
www.chronicleonline.com.
lame quarter horse up her neighbor's drive-
way. As the owner of Diamond K Ranch in
Lecanto, she wasn't looking for a new hus-
band, but a blacksmith.
Richard Iversen, a blacksmith, was at the


neighbor's house, tending to her horses. The
neighbor had asked Richard if he minded
looking at Karen's horse and he agreed.
"She came walking up with this horse, and
I saw her and thought, 'Oooh,' "Richard said.
"After that, I became her horseshoer and her
friend."
For the next six years, Richard would come
to Karen's ranch every six weeks to tend to
her horses. She had 14 at one time, offering
Please see ":'/Page 4A


Boundless optimism

Determined woman gets the mostfrom life


CRUSTY LOFTS
cloftis@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
In 1994, Tricia Miranti had three
goals: go to college, begin a career
and start a family
Now that she's graduated from the
University of Central Florida, has a
Tricla Miranti, right, talks to her
mother Vicki Miranti, center and
teacher Dr. Susan Castorina, left,
about her wedding plans. Miranti has
been a quadriplegic since the age of
5. Her wedding to Marshall Rickardl
is scheduled for March 19.
DAVE SIGLER/Chronicle


steady job and is getting married in
March, it's time again for her to look
toward the future.
"I want more," Miranti, 28, said.
"There has to be more out there for
me."
Family and friends say Miranti's
struggle is unique from many,
because of the overwhelming chal-
lenges she has overcome.
At 5 years of age, she suffered from
a brain hemorrhage that put her in a
wheelchair. She has limited use of her
arms and legs and speaks softly and
with difficulty.
Despite her physical limitations,
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Sealed
with a kiss
Postmaster
Maria Elena
Carrasco
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her counter
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Today, twin sisters "Ran" and "Raine" cele-
brate their 70th Valentine's birthday./3A


Insight Into Illness


A researcher contracts Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease, which he's seeking to cure./Tuesday


British prime
minister appeals
N Tony Blair seeks
third term in
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M Historic 1945
U.S.-Saudi meet-
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Miami./3A
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brings back life to
Pensacola's
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NANCY KENNEDY
nkennedy@chronicleonline.com"
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Haney's mother loved holi-
days so much that she had ,
a baby on Valentine's Day .
And just to make the day .
doubly special, she had hvtwins. O
Today, twin sisters "Ran" and
"Raine" are celebrating their 70th
Valentine's birthday. .
"Being Valentine's Day twins was
always special." Davis said. "Our
family has always been big into
birthdays and holidays anyway.
We'd sometimes have a heart-
shaped birthday cake, and people at 'e
would give us chocolate hearts."
This was back in Indiana where
they grew up with their brother. Ed d .
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Year's Day They had a dog, Buster, i
who w\as born on Mother's Day ..rc
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indiana. Haney's. here visiting her
sister fotr their big day of hearts and
flowers and goodies all around. BRIAN LaPETERwChroncle
"'We're not identical, but Mamnia Twins Luran Haney, left, of Indiana, and her sister Lorraine Davis, of Inverness, were born on Valentine's Day and
dressed us alike, down to our have spent all but one birthday together.
underwear and socks." Davis said.
"Until high school when we and we've sent our morn the same after their high school graduation. As an added twist to their story.
rebelled," Haney added. That's Mother's Day cards before." Haney left for college, which was when their mother was pregnant -
when they started dressing differ- Haney said, "Last year when wve only 60 miles away, but she was too she didn't know she was caring t
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but they always came back to each "- \e ate at the same place," home. She married fouryears later nant as well, and the two women
other Davis finished. "She called and The sisters they call each other decided that their children would
In all their 70 years, they only told me she had eaten at Johnny "'Sis" never lived more than a marry each other someday.
missed one birthday together. Carino's in Indiana and we had mile from each other until the However the expectant monms
which was last year when Haney's eaten at the one in Brooksille." Da-ises moved to Florida to be didn't plan on one of their babies
first great-grandchild was born. They've discovered that they buy near their grandchildren and being two' Even so, Earl Davis
Until then, not even living 991 similar clothes and have even Davis' brother ended up marrying one of the baby
miles apart has separated them. bought each other gifts so similar "Luckily our husbands get along girls, just as his mother had
"It's fun being a twin," Davis that it's downrm'ight eerie, with each other, because when you pledged.
said. "There's lots of times we'd do "You can feel if the other one marry (a) twin, it's a package deal," When asked how they decided
the same things and wouldn't Iknow isn't quite right." Davis said. Davis said. which one w'as the right one for
about until afterwards. We've sent It was hard on both of them They both laughed "Oh, what a Earl, the twins just laughed ... and
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Congresswoman
plans meeting today
U.S. Rep.
Ginny Brown-
Waite, R-
Crystal River,
will conduct a
town hall
meeting from
2to 3p.m.
today at
Dunrellon City .-. .
Hall, 20750 Waite ..
River Drive. to appear'
The public today in .
is invited. Dunnellon.
Medical fund set
for teen's surgery.,
A bank account has been set'
up to cover medical expenses
for former Inverness resident
Jon Gromling at SunTrust Bank,'
South U.S. 41 in Inverness.
Donations can be made at ,,
any SunTrust branch office.
Jon Gromling is the 14-year-.,
old who had three strokes last..-
year and needs neurological
brain surgery.
For information, call Linda -
Badore at 344-0324 or Dawn
Gruzdas at 726-3548.
IPS to host veterans;
for dinner Feb. 24.
The pupils and staff of
Inverness Primary School would"
like to invite all military mem- ,
bers, veterans and their families,
to the 10th annual Veterans
Dinner and Program on Thurs-'
day, Feb. 24. Dinner will be
served at 5 p.m. in the
Inverness Primary School cafe,,;
The program by the pupils wil,
begin at 6 p.m. and will con- .
clude by about 7.
This is the school's way of -;
thanking those currently in the
service of our country as well as-'
those who have served in other"'
wars.
For more information, call
' 724- 63, ,r M.G !
Gay rights activist
to visit Crystal River
Nature Coast PFLAG, in coq-
junction with HeartStrong Inc., is
sponsoring an educational :
evening with internationally red,
ognized gay rights author and:
activist, Marc Adams, on March
17, at Crystal River Coastal
Region Library.
All of Adams' books and
resources will be available at
this event.' Donations are appre-
ciated. For more information, -
call 302-5203 or e-mail nature-.'
coastpflag@yahoo.com.
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BLISS
Continued from Page 1A

riding lessons, clinics and sum-
mer camps for kids; she was
one of his best accounts.
," Each was married to another
spouse at the time, and each
was going through a divorce.
Once their respective divorces
were final, their friendship
took a romantic turn.
As a 20-year international
horse show judge, Karen trav-
els all over the world. As their
relationship grew, Richard
began accompanying her on
trips. They dated for three
years, and began talking about
getting married during
Christmas 1993. Then, in May
1993, they took a trip to Idaho
for a horse show, and then took
a side trip to Lake Tahoe.
"There were so many wed-
ding chapels, and the. mood
just hit us," Karen said. "The
wedding cost us $98, which we
put on a credit card. We had
bur ceremony at the Chapel of
the Bells, then went across the
street for our reception at the
'Taco of the Bells,' grabbed
something to eat and went back
to the casinos."
,The best thing about
Richard, Karen said, is his
sense of humor. "It brings out
everybody's sense of humor,"
she said. "He's just a good, pos-
jtve guy"
i Richard likes how Karen
allows him to be himself. After
!all, they were friends first, he
said.
SThere's a downside to their
relationship, however Richard
still shoes Karen's horses, but
'he no longer pays him.
"It was a bad business move
my part," he said. "She was
tie of my best customers!"


*_ Special to the Chronicle
Craig and Shiela Summers.

-: He fell for her
oBefore Craig Summers fell
W."'theNky and into Shiela
Si'nwmers' life, Shiela was
working and going to school in.
C(alifornia. During a two-week
tfip back home to Michigan for
aifamily reunion, Shiela went
to the Marine City airport with
fer brother and his girlfriend
to watch the skydivers. As Craig
;dnded near the picnic table

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'where Shiela was sitting, he
looked at her and smiled -
and wouldn't stop staring. He
thought, "Wow, what a cute
babe!"
He came over and talked
with her, then they all went out
for hamburgers. The next day,
they went water skiing, then
out to dinner. Then it was time
for Shiela to go back to
California.
"I didn't think the odds were
that great for anything to work
out due to the geographical dis-
tance between us," Shiela said.
They had a long-distance rela-
tionship for two years, and
married in July 1988.
"People always said it would-
n't work, but we knew other-
wise," Shiela said. "When it's
right, you just know it." The
Summerses live in Homosassa
with their two children. Shiela
teaches school at Pleasant
Grove Elementary, and Craig
works for Progress Energy. He
no longer skydives; he's
switched to scuba diving.


Special to the Chronicle
Larry and Teresa Kuechle.

Goodyear for love
It was 1987, and Teresa
(Kunkle) Kuechle was ticked.
Her 1985 Mercury Topaz kept
pulling to the right, and she
was tired of getting the
runaround from auto repair
shops. She drove into a
Goodyear Tire Store in West
Palm Beach by mistake; she
had purchased the tires at
another store a yellow
"Single and Loving It" sign
swinging from her rear win-
dow.
A greasy mechanic came out
tb greet her, and they took her
car on a test drive. Teresa was
going on and on about the tires,
and even though her receipt
was clearly from another store,
she kept insisting "Bitbobught
them from you!"
Eventually, Teresa calmed
down long enough to notice
that the mechanic sitting next
to her, Larry Kuechle, was
awfully cute. She asked him if
he noticed her "single" sign.
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and asked him out.
"She had beautiful blue eyes,
and they done me in," Larry
said.
Test drive over, Teresa
bought two tires from him and
gave him her phone number.
Four days went by before Larry
called and made arrangements
for dinner and a movie -
"Beverly Hills Cop." They've
been together ever since.
"He cleaned up nice!"
Teresa said.
Two years later, they bought
land in Floral City, moved to
Inverness in July 1989, and got
married on their land in
November 1989.
"The funny thing is, back
when we were kids in West
Palm Beach, we were in the
same confirmation class at
church and didn't even know
it," Teresa said.


Al and Dottle Sieber.

'Wild' thing
Thirty-one years ago, Al and
Dottie Sieber got more than a
bargain at Bloomingdale's.
Both widowed, they worked at
the Bloomingdale's store in
Short Hills, N.J., he in the
men's department and she at
the Estee Lauder cosmetics
counter. But they had never
met
Each September, the store
had a pre-Christmas gala for
the employees at an elegant
hotel, with each department
sitting at tables together -
except this one particular year.


It seems the people in the per-
sonnel department had decid-
ed that Al in menswear and
Dottie in cosmetics would
make a' cute couple, so they
intermingled the department
seating, putting the two next to
each other.
It wasn't so bad, Dottie
thought. Al turned out to be a
great dancer. Later, he called
for a date, but got cold feet and
called to say he was sick. "What
really happened, he told me
later, was that he ate lunch
with some of the young girls in
my department and they were
a pretty wild bunch," Dottie
said. "He thought maybe I was
wild like them!"
Al had married his child-
hood sweetheart, and hadn't
dated anyone else. "The
thought of a 'wild thing' woman
scared him," she said. But two
weeks later, they did go out,
although Al was quite nervous
throughout dinner. He told
Dottie he felt like he was cheat-
ing on his late wife.
He got over his fear and
nervousness, and four months
later they married. On Feb. 24,
they will celebrate their 31st
anniversary. The Siebers, both
86, live in Homosassa.


Special to the Chronicle
Elsie and Jack Lowther.

Blue-footed Valentines
Elsie and the late Jack
Lowther met as kids. He was
16, playing touch football on
the field at Ohio State, and she,
14, walked past and noticed his


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flaming red hair. Meeting him
was a bright spot in her life.
Her, father had recently died
from a heart attack, and her
mother was paralyzed from a
stroke; Elsie was sent to live
with a brother. She and Jack
dated, then ran away to get
married when Elsie was almost
16. They had eight kids five
girls, three boys.
"The reason I want to tell
our story is because of how
special Valentine's Day is to
me," Elsie said, "even though
Jack's been gone 10 years this
month."
They moved from Columbus,
Ohio to Fort Lauderdale on
Valentine's Day, 1967. Two
sons and a grandson were
married on Valentine's Day
Another son went into the
Army on Valentine's Day.
Then one Valentine's Day,
both Elsie and Jack ended up
in the hospital. Earlier, they
both had swollen big toes, both
on their right feet. They both
went to the doctor and both
had to have their toes ampu-
tated.
Citrus Memorial Hospital
put them in the same room
together, which was unusual,
but it was Valentine's Day
Jack had his surgery first, then
Elsie. Afterward, they lay in
beds next to each other, with.
their right feet propped up on
pillows. Jack remembered to
bring socks blue ones but
Elsie didn't, so he let her wear
one of his. The sight of the
blue-footed Valentine couple
made 'the. nurses laugh and
they called the newspaper to
come and take a picture, but
Elsie said no.
"Now I regret it," she said.
They were married 58 years
when Jack died, Feb. 21, 1995.
"I'm so glad he didn't die on
Valentine's Day," she said.


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Jim and Rosemary Branham.

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Both widowed, Jim and
Rosemary Branham attended
the same church, but didn't
know each other However, Jim
had noticed Rosemary, and
was quite taken with her. But
he was also shy and afraid to
ask for her phone number, so
he wrote a note on a piece of
paper and passed it to her dur-
ing church one Sunday. "I
would consider it a great honor
if you would agree to have
lunch or dinner with me one
day soon ... please call me," he
wrote.
Rosemary felt as giddy as a
teenager invited to her first
dance. They went out to dinner
a few times and then he
kissed her. "It made me tingle
right down to my toes!" she told
a friend.
Then the preacher found out
about the note ... when the cou-
ple asked if he would marry
them. They were married by
the Rev. Lloyd Bertine in
October 2000, down by the
water in Homosassa. Since
then, the couple has stood by
each other through the death of
Rosemary's son and Jim's kid-
ney disease. Jim's kidney trans-
plant is scheduled for March 4.
"To all who know them, it's
obvious that they have a great
love and a strong faith," said
their friend Lona Prevatt.

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SA?'A MONDfAY.FEBRUARYT 14, 2005


Lorraine Coe, 90
DUNNELLON
Lorraine H. Coe, 90, Dun-
nellon, died Saturday, Feb. 12,
2005. -
Born in Gerard, Pa., she
moved to the area in 1982.
She was a homemaker.
She was Presbyterian and a
member of Dunnellon Presby-
terian Church.
She was preceded in death
by her first husband, Wiley Cox,
and her second husband, Carl
C. Coe.
Survivors include her son,
Wiley McCartney of Dunnellon;
two daughters, Carol Penny
and Linda Teare, both of
Euclid, Ohio; two stepdaugh-
ters, Claudia Spacek and
Catherine Reiber, both of
Spokane, Wash.; brother, Jess
Dalrymple of Ocala; sister,
Marjorie McConnell of
Oceanside, Calif.; 14 grandchil-
dren; and nine great-grandchil-
dren.
Roberts Funeral Home,
Dunnellon.

James 'J.D.'
-Collins, 76
HERNANDO
James 'J.D." Daniel Collins,
76, Hernando, died Saturday,
Feb. 12, 2005, at his residence,
He was born, and raised in
Tampa, before
moving to the
area 12 years
ago. His par-
ents were Z.
Franklin and
Louise (Bateman) Collins.
He retired from Trailways
Bus Lines as a bus driver with
30 years of service.
He served in the U.S. Coast
Guard during World War II,
having been honorably dis-
charged with the rank of
Seaman 2nd Class.
He was a member of the
American Legion Post 155 in
Crystal River.
He was an avid pilot and
enjoyed his family and garden-
ing.
He was Protestant.
Survivors include his wife,
Kitty Collins; three sons, Mike
and his wife, Ann, Collins of
Tampa, Wayne Collins of
Tampa, and Scott Collins of
Beverly Hills; daughter,
Desiree Collins of Tampa;
three stepchildren; and sever-
al grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral
Home With Crematory,
Inverness.

Donald Davis, 80,
INVERNESS
Donald A. Davis, 80, Inver-
ness, formerly of Floral City,
died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at
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he was born Aug. 8, 1924, to Leo
and Sylvia Davis and came to
the area in 1981 from Wyoming,
Mich.
He retired from General
Motors Corp. after 30 years of
service as an inspector.
He was a member of the
Bushnell Congregation of
Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include two sons,
Roger N. Davis of Moreno
Valley, Calif., and Albert C.
Davis of Howard City, Mich.;
daughter, Anita VanDam of
Sparta, Mich.; 10 grandchil-
dren; and 23 great-grandchil-
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Inverness.

Armando
Dominguez, 82
HOMOSASSA
Armando Dominguez, 82,
Homosassa, died Saturday,
Feb. 12, 2005, at his home
under the care of his family
and Hospice of Citrus County.
Born May 13, 1922, in
Havana, Cuba, he moved to the
area five years ago from
Tampa.
He retired from the tele-
phone company.
He was Catholic.
Survivors include his wife,
Hilda Dominguez of Homosas-
sa; son, Armando Dominguez
of Yaphank, N.Y; daughter,
Debbie Pando of Ocala; two
grandchildren, Jennifer Fen-
garinas and her husband, Greg,
of Crystal River, and Philip
Dominguez of Yaphank, N.Y;
and three great-granddaugh-
ters.
Brown Funeral Home &
Crematory, Crystal River

Eugene Falk, 71
INVERNESS
Eugene H. Falk, 71, Inver-
ness, died Saturday, Feb. 12,
2005, at Citrus Memorial
Hospital in Inverness.
Born Feb.
15, 1933, in
Meriden ,
Conn., to
Herbert and
Louise Falk,
he moved to the area in 1990
from Cheshire, Conn.
He served in the U.S. Air
Force during the Korean War.


He retired from Southern
North Eastern Telephone
Company after 30-plus years of
service.
He was a member of the
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, where he was past
president of the church coun-
cil, a choir member and a
Sunday school teacher.
He was president of the
Celina Hills Property Owners
Association and past president
of the Telephone Pioneers of
Citrus County.
He also served as treasurer
for the Scandinavian American
Club. He was a member of the
511th Air Control Warning
Reunion Group. He was a
member of the Citrus Hills Golf
and Country Club.
Survivors include his wife,
Ethel Falk of Inverness; three
sons, Eric E. Falk of Harpers
Ferry, WVa., Mark D. Falk of
Chesapeake, Va., and Maj.
Michael J. Falk of Bristol,
Conn.; two daughters, Karen A.
Vitek and her husband, Victor,
of Hopewell Junction, N.Y,
and Vanessa M. Nowak and her
husband, Daniel, of Cheshire,
Conn.; brother, Nils Falk of
Sarasota; and nine grandchil-
dren, Mark and Andrew Falk of
Chesapeake, Va., David and
Kristina Vitek of Hopewell
Junction, N.Y, Joseph, Aman-
da and Samantha Nowak of
Cheshire, Conn., and Michaela
and Georgia Falk of Southing-
ton, Conn.
Heinz Funeral Home &
Cremation, Inverness.

Hazel
McDaniel, 88
INVERNESS
Hazel V McDaniel, 88,
Inverness, died Wednesday,
Feb. 9, 2005, in Inverness.
Born June 18, 1916, in
Tectumseh, Mich., to Perry and
Elizabeth Pate, she moved to
Inverness in 1984 from Wayne,
Mich.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. McDaniel enjoyed cook-
ing, fishing, dancing, gardening
and going to garage sales.
She was preceded in death
by her parents and her son,
John Audritsh.
She is survived by her hus-
band. Arthur"Mike'" McDaniel,
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grandchildren; and 24 great-
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Anne Tressen, 89
CRYSTAL RIVER
Anne Tressen, 89, Meadow-
crest, Crystal River, died
Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Seven
Rivers Community Health
Center
A native of Brandon,
Manitoba, Canada, she was
born Nov. 15, 1915, to Harry
and Lena Miska. She moved to
Inglis 27 years ago from St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Following business college,
she moved to Winnipeg, Can-
ada, where she met and mar-
ried her husband, Walter After
World War.II, the couple moved
to Detroit to operate a chil-
dren's clothing store.
In 1960, they moved to St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands, to
open the first car rental agency
on the island for the Avis com-
pany. The business grew to
include a Chrysler automobile
dealership and a Gulf service
station.
Upon retirement, the couple
moved to their home on the
Withlacoochee River
After Wally's death.in August
2001, she moved to
Meadowcrest
She was active in the Seven
Rivers Golf and Country Club,
the Yankeetown Garden Club
and the Yankeetown Womens
Club.
She was also a member of St
Benedict Catholic Church and
St. Anthony Roman Catholic
Church.
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Christina
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INVERNESS
Christina Woodcock' 95, Inver-
ness, died Saturday, Feb. 12,
2005, at home under the care of
her family and Hospice of Citrus
County.
Born April 4, 1909, in High-
land Park, Mich., to John and
Caroline Baker, she moved to the
area in 1991 from Westland,
Mich. She was homemaker
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Patricia Radloff and her hus-
band, George, of Inverness; two
grandchildren, Daniel Radloffof
Denver, Colo., and Sheryl Lee
and her husband, Christopher, of
East Grand Rapids, Mich.; two
great-grandchildren, Maddox
Lee ofEast Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and Declan Lee of East Grand
Rapids, Mich.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Burial arrangements will be
in Michigan on a later date.
Heinz Funeral Home &
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Funeral NOTICES
Armando Dominguez. Mass
will be offered for Armando Do-
minguez at 10 a.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 15, 2005, at St Scholastica
Catholic Church in Lecanto
with Fr. Richard Jankowski as
celebrant Family will receive
friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 14, at the Brown Funeral
Home with a vigil service at 7.
Interment will be at Memorial
Gardens Cemetery in Beverly
Hills.
Eugene .H. Falk Funeral
services for Eugene Falk will be
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16,
2005, at the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Hernando.
The Rev. Frederick Ohsiek will
preside. Interment will follow
at the Florida National Cem-
etery in Bushnell. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be given
to Hospice of Citrus County or
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church. Heinz Funeral Home &
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Jon Dragan, 62
ENTREPRENEUR
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -
Jon Dragan, who helped start
southern West Virginia's boom-
ing whitewater rafting indus-
try, died Saturday, several days
after suffering a stroke, his
family said. He was 62.
A Pennsylvania native,
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ers in 1968 started Wildwater
Expeditions Unlimited, West
Virginia's first commercial
whitewater rafting business.
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river and in 2003 launched the
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Fritz Scholder, 67
ARTIST
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and Native American imagery
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1960s and 1970s, has died. He
was 67.
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died Thursday, had been ill
with diabetes and pneumonia
and had spent much of the past
year in hospice care. He had
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"Tricia is really a model of
determination," said Susan
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mer teachers.
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Sweet library event set


Special to the Chronicle
There will be a Valentine's Day Open
House Party from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the
Citrus Springs Memorial Library. The
party will be an occasion to welcome new-
comers, and honor the library's many vol-
unteers.


Newcomers will be shown the many fine
features of the library, including its many
shelves of hardback and paperback books.
The children's section is a delight to
behold, and the genealogy wing has a most
welcoming look.
The library's videotapes, and its large
supply of audio books, will be brought to


everyone's attention.
Fliers identifying the many clubs that
meet regularly at the library, their meeting
dates and contact persons' telephone
numbers will be available.
Refreshments will be served, and every-
one is invited.


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Special to the Chronicle
The North Suncoast Republican Club recently installed officers at its annual meeting. From left to right: Installing
officer Betty Strifler, Clerk of Court George Gardner, Director Samantha Hoffman, Director Roland Aberle, Treasurer
Bob Hagaman,.Past President Tess Livermore, Secretary Donetta Holland, Director Sal Cino, Director and President
Charles Hoke.


Past president Bob Hagaman is awarded an
appreciation plaque by new President
Charles Hoke.


FFRA receives grants from Wal-Mart


Special to the Chronicle
FFRA (Families and
Friends of Retarded V
Adults) recently
received several grants
totaling $450 from Wal-
Mart SuperCenter in
Inverness.
Larry Gamble, store
manager, presented
Michael Phillips and
Donna Leeson, FFRA
Program participants, V
. with the checks at the
'FFRA's monthly meet-
ing.
FFRA president,
said, "Wal-Mart's grant
,awards program has
made a big difference
in making FFRA's


,events and programs success-
ful."
' John Verity, and his wife,
Joan, both founding members
of FFRA since 1997 said, "The
Wnonies'received will be used
to enhance the organization's
educational and support activ-


ities."
FFRA is a group of Citrus
County citizens that
1AT: formed a 501(3) non-
.A profit organization
nthly eight years ago to pro-
et- vide the developmen-
s. tally disabled adult
population and their
iEN: parents with a variety
-ond of support and educa-
lay tional initiatives.
nthly. If you'd like to know
iERE: more about the
FFRA, call Rene or
inning Donna -Laliberty at
iter 746-5582, or attend
Hiding one of the monthly
nver- meetings the second
s. Friday monthly.
The meetings are at
the Key Training
Center Building in Inverness
at 130 Heights Ave.
Social time starts at 9 a.mn
with complementary coffee
and refreshments.
Business discussions start at
9:30, and the educational por-
tion starts at 10.


Special to the Chronicle
presents grants totaling


New members



join GFWC


Special to the Chronicle
At its January meeting, the
GFWC Woman's Club of
Beverly Hills installed two new
members, Betty Wilde and Val
Wither. Welcome aboard.
Beverly Sheputa was the
judge for our Arts and Craft
Show. The blue-ribbon winners
w e r e :
Marguerite
Pinkston, Sharon H
Hildegard
Palys, Shirley the speak
Uherchik, Lou- January
ise Potocny and
N a o m i She broi
Houston.
Congratula- art work
tions to all win-
ners. These talented
blue-ribbon
winners will forms
take part in the
District Arts
and Craft Festival in
Gainesville this month.
Sharon Harris was the
speaker at the January meet-
ing. She brought several of her


art works. She is talented in
many forms of art. She is an
artist, sculptor, potter and a
writer. How wonderful to have
someone with her talent here.
Thanks for a wonderful pro-
gram.
The next meeting is at 1:30
p.m. Thursday at 1 Civic Circle.
Don't forget to wear a recycled
outfit to the
meeting. Buy
arris was an outfit from
one of the char-
cer at the ity thrift shops.
m ting. It will be fun to
see what we
ught her can put togeth-
er. After the
s. She is meeting, give it
back to the
in many charity.
This way, we
of art. can help the
charity twice.
Be sure to bring
any old jewelry that you are
not using for one of our proj-
ects.
Guests are welcome. For
information, call 746-2912.


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Special to the Chronicle
Recently adopted from Adopt
A Rescued Pet Inc., Rocky
finds his lifetime home with
Barb Jones of Hernando.


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$450 to Michael Philips and Donna Leeson, FFRA's program participants.


Arbor Day donation


Special to the Chronicle
The Citrus Garden Club joined forces with Master Gardeners and the SOLON program to cel-
ebrate Arbor Day on Friday, Jan. 21, at Crystal River Primary School. The club donated a dog-
wood, a redbud and two elm trees to be planted at the school. SOLON donated boxwood
hedges and grasses to create a wildlife habitat. Mrs. McClelland's second-grade class
enjoyed a morning of planting and learning about the wildlife that will be attracted to their
newly planted habitat. The sign reads, "Wildlife habitat under construction."


News :.

Retired educators
to meet today
All retired educators and
school support staff are invited
to attend the meeting of the
Citrus County Retired Educators
at 2 p.m. today in Room 115 of
the Withlacoochee Technical
Institute in Inverness.
Maureen Whitaker of Citrus
Hearing Impaired Program
Services (CHIPS) will be the
guest speaker. The Culinary Arts
department of the school will
serve refreshments.
Call Ethel Winn at 795-2533
or Al Sukut at 726-7367.
Masons to gather
in Beverly Hills
Ridge Masonic Lodge 398
F&AM (a daylight lodge) will
meet at 9:30 a.m. today at 88
Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.
Take County Road 491 to
Beverly Hills Boulevard to Civic
Circle. Visiting Master Masons
are always welcome.
Doughnuts and coffee will be
served at 9 a.m. For informa-
tion, call W. Robert A. (Buzz)
Bernard, worshipful master, 628-
0668, e-mail
buzzgwen@yahoo.com, or
Grant Schlenker, secretary, 344-
0714, e-mail gschlenk@tam-
pabay.rr.com.
CRUG to host
magazine expert
The regular monthly meeting
of the Crystal River User's
Group (CRUG) will be today at
the Beverly Hills'Recreation
Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly
Hills. A social runs from 6 to 7
p.m. A short business meeting
will then take place at 7, prior to
a program for the regular meet-
ing by Luke Vavricak of Smart
Computing magazine who will
guide us through the helpful and
timely information such as you
would find each month in the
magazine. Participants can
expect to receive a "goodie bag"
Great door prizes will be given
away .af the meeting, as well.
Visit the Web site at
www.crug.com for directions
and a map. Click on the General
Meetings link. All are welcome.
Charter meeting
scheduled
The public is invited to learn
about the home rule charter
government option for Citrus
County at 7 p.m. today at the
Central Ridge Library in Beverly
Hills.
As the county grows, can
home rule improve Citrus
County government? This
month, options will be reviewed
which are not available in the
county's non-charter system.
For information, call 564-
0267.


PET SPOTLIGHT
The Chronicle invites
readers to submit pho
tos of their pets for the
daily Pet Spotlight fea
ture.
Photos need to be in
sharp focus. Include a
short description of the
pet and owners, minclud
ing names and home
towns. Photos cannot
be returned without a
self addressed, stamped
envelope. Group photos
of more than two pets
cannot be printed. *
Send photos and infor-
mation to Pet Spotlight,
c,, o Citrus County
Chronicle, 1624 N.
Meadowcrest Blvd.,
Crystal River, FL 34429.


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CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE
EDITORIAL BOARD
Gerry Mulligan ........................ publisher
Charlie Brennan .......................... editor
Neale Brennan .....promotions/community,affairs
i Kathle Stewart........advertising services director
Steve Arthur .............. Chronicle columnist
.40gj00a Mike Arnold ..................... managing editor
Jim Hunter .............................senior reporter
by Albert M.91 Curt Ebltz .............................citizen member
Williamson Mike Moberley ...................guest member
"You may dfer uwith my choice, but not my right to choose."
David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus

LESS NOISE, MORE ACTION




Airboat noise



needs to be



toned down


T ong-suffering citizens of
the county have again
petitioned their elected
representatives at the County
Commission for relief of assault
by airboat noise.
Anyone who has ever been
subjected to the obnoxious nui-
sance sometimes literally an
auditory battering can sympa-
thize with the complaining citi-
zens. Anyone who has been
awakened and kept awake by the
roar of airboats understands the
recent group of 263 petitioners'
frustration with local govern-
ment's inability and/or unwill-


ingness to do any-
thing about the situ-
ation.
Commissioners
and Sheriff's offi-
cials need to listen
tQT'ie residents and
finally" do some-
thing other than
take token actions


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or make statements that give lip
service and no relief.
The county says it is consider-
ing amending its noise ordi-
nance, possibly adopting state-
endorsed standards of limiting
noise to 90 decibels at 50 feet.
When: would this take effect and
how would it be enforced?
Residents want relief.
The vast majority of registered
voters and taxpaying residents
who take the brunt of this noise
attack want something done.
While the ordinance needs to be
tough, it will mean nothing if it is
not enforced. Vehicles making
noise beyond acceptable levels


are not allowed on highways.
Logic follows that extremely
loud vehicles should not be
allowed to go unchecked on
waterways, particularly near
residential areas.
For years, airboaters have
been asked to consider others
and to abide by the law. Some
have. Some haven't. The risk in
rejecting calls for compromise is
that, as the county grows more
urban, the mindset could shift to
absolute intolerance. Peaceful
coexistence is the best option.
Some use quieting technology
on their boats. Some don't
Maybe the County
Commission can
;SUE: make a deal so that
noise. the sheriff gets his
new helicopter if he
PINION: agrees to use it, in
part,, to pursue
the law rogue airboaters
neighbors. who destroy the
- peace in the middle
of the night.
If that doesn't happen, then
the County Commission needs to
get radical to prove it means
business, if that's what it takes.
Making all airboats pass a noise
inspection at a county inspec-
tion station could be an answer.
Muffling devices and certain
props could be required to pass
inspection, if that's what it takes.
The time for misguided rheto-
ric about freedom, who .was here
first, excuses about why it can't
be done and claiming of rights at
the expense of others has
passed. It's time, commissioners,
for action.


Don't throw it
I'm calling in response to the
trash in the paper. If people want to
clean up the roads, they need to
quit throwing trash out the window.
Take down signs
My complaint is about garage
sale signs. People leave their garage
sale signs up well after their sale is
over. And of course, other than it
being litter on the roads, it's also
(for) people garage saling (who) see
the sign and you're driving up and
down streets for no reason at all. I
think it would be common courtesy
to make people take signs down
after they have their sales.,
People, pick up
I'm calling in regard to both the

Carson's family S
I just finished reading
two newspapers with sto- -
ries about Johnny Carson,
and not one listed who
survives him. I noticed
before that they just don't j
do that anymore, yet that's
of interest. Is there a rea- CALI
son why they're not listing 5nn
their survivors? 64
Editor's note: Most obitu-
ary writers focused on John-
ny Carson's career. His fourth wife,
Alexis, and two sons survived him.
Relying on volunteers
I'm listening to my scanner and I
want to know why do the volunteers
have to leave their jobs to help EMS


"Litter alert" and "Trash responsibil-
ities." I just want to say that basi-
cally the people are responsible for
the litter and the trash. The resi-
dents of Citrus County need to be
aware of the environmental impact
of them throwing trash out the win-
dows in'cars, which I've seen fre-
quently. So the problem is not the
politicians. The problem is the peo-
ple who need the education in not
trashing the county.
Slob behavior
This is in response to the people
who are blaming the city officials for
the trash on the side of the roads. I
think it would be best if they
blamed the people who are really
responsible for this, and that is the
slobs who drive by and throw their
trash out the window.

Sixth lifting and driving?
Don't they have, like,
supervisors or captains or
chiefs who do that kind of
stuff that can help out?
You know, why do we have
to rely on the volunteers
all the time?
People first
0f579 This is for the people
05 Iv that's concerned about
trees being cut down, tur-
tles being destroyed. I got
a solution: Sell your house, tear it
down to the ground, plant trees,
along with every other house and
business in Citrus County or every
other county, People have to live.
Someone's got to bend. Better the
trees go than the people go,


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LETTERS


Thanks for support
The election is over and despite my
exhaustion, I feel compelled to thank
everyone that helped with my cam-.
paign.
First, I want to thank the Lord for
his blessings and the courage he gave
me throughout my campaign and all
the people that prayed for me. Then, I
want to thank my family, Mercedes,
Maria, Gustavo, Renee' and Adrian,
who supported me with love and
patience.
Next, I have to thank all my friends,
both old and new, who believed in
me, walked with me and talked to oth-
ers on my behalf. This list includes
Larry and Karen G., Joyce R. and
Audrey, Mary Ann W, Linda S., Ann
S., George and Judy R., Kitty, Betty P,
Bobbi Y., Lorene D., Mary Ann and
Arnold V, Art and Jeanne Z., Pat,
Karen W and finally Sophie. If I have
left anyone out of this list, please
except my sincerest apologies.
Lastly, the biggest thanks of all must
go to the people of the city of
Inverness who shared their thoughts
and their time with me and helped
me win in the end. This includes the
lovely couple that gave us Italian
cookies one day, the artist that helped
me speak at her homeowners associa-
tion, the gentleman living at the end
of a forgotten dirt road and all the
others I met while walking more than
48 hours through the streets of
Inverness. To all these people, even
the ones that didn't vote for me, I
promise to do my very best
I will work hard to earn the trust
they have bestowed on me as their
newest City Council member.
Sophia Diaz-Fonseca
Inverness City Council Member,
Seat 4


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Unify trash collect
I wonder, now that the elec
over, the back slapping, parti
prating has ceased. Now that
days, freebie days off and oth
perquisites have been enjoye
most government officials, if
see some accomplishments fc
tax dollars, for instance week
collection in a rising-star cou
a real estate market hotter th
chicken wings and houses se
faster than cotton candy at a
game, (most) of which are pu
by retired empty-nesters (wit
den on schools).
It seems to me with all the
al tax dollars, trash collection
affordable. Just think of this:


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to the Editor
ID will be the rumbling of four or five
D different trash contractors passing by
inicle edi- your home, tearing up the county
editorial roads, many of the self-haulers with
makeshift trailers depositing refuse
car- on the already-littered roadways and
the edito- last but not least the elimination of
the nonsensical trash detective. A
ed to master's degree from Harvard
er to the Business School is not required to
implement weekly trash collection;
editorial simply a low bid by a responsible
would call refuse collector.
660. Here's my New Year's message to
include a all government officials, '"Action
including
and speaks louder than words."
one num-
iven out. William L. Julian II
ters for Hernando
I taste.
350 Accident an experience
ted to While pulling into my driveway, I
was struck in the rear by a motorist
1er, FL who claimed she didn't see me in
280; or e- time because she was doing some-
e.com. thing to a child who was in her auto.
She didn't have any ID or insurance
cards at the scene, but was permitted
tion to drive home to get them by the
2tions are deputy who responded to the acci-
es and dent
t the holi- The deputy filled out a short form
ier report with driver exchange informa-
ad by tion and gave each of us a copy but
we will did not fill in his name and badge
br our number
ly trash He stated "No report of the acci-
nty with dent" would be filed as he didn't have
ian spicy to, suggested neither of us report the
lling accident to our insurance companies
baseball and fiuih-d to issue a citation to the
rchased motorist who caused the accident My
h no bur- insurance agent couldn't believe what
he did,
addition-
n is Thomas Gwalthney
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Also, this year Linda has started to dabble on Ebay. At
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NCAA HOOPS
This Week's AP Top 25 Glance
1. Illinois (25-0) beat Michigan 57-51;
beat No. 20 Wisconsin 70-59.
2. North Carolina (20-3) lost to No. 7
Duke 71-70; beat No. 19 Connecticut 77-
7P.
3. Kansas (20-1) beat Kansas State 74-
61; beat Colorado 89-60.
4. Boston College (20-1) lost to Notre
Dame 68-65.
-,5. Kentucky (19-2) beat Florida 69-66;
beat Georgia 60-51.
6. Wake Forest (21-3) beat North
carolina State 86-75; beat Florida State
87-48.
7. Duke (18-3) beat No. 2 North Carolina
71-70; lost to Maryland 99-92, OT.
-,8. Syracuse (22-3) lost to No. 19
ponnecticut 74-66; beat No. 22 Villanova
190-75.
'.,9. Louisville (21-4) lost to Memphis 85-
68; beat South Flodda 65-57.
,,10. Oklahoma State (19-3) beat No. 16
*Oklahoma 79-67; beat Texas A&M 66-59.
'11. Washington (20-4) beat Oregon 95-
88, OT; lost to Oregon State 90-73.
12. Arizona (21-4) beat Southern
,alifomia 88-76; beat UCLA 83-73.
, 13. Michigan State (17-4) beat Ohio
-State 83-69; beat Michigan 64-49.
5 14. Gonzaga (19-4) beat Pepperdine 82-
75; beat Loyola Marymount 61-58.
15. Utah (21-3) beat UNLV 57-53; beat
Colorado State 64-50.
'16. Oklahoma (17-6) lost to No. 10
bklahoma State 79-67; lost to Missouri 68-
65, OT.
17. Alabama (19-4) beat Tennessee 72-
54; beat Mississippi 71-45.
18. Pittsburgh (17-4) beat St. John's 55-
44; beat Notre Dame 68-66.
*'19. Connecticut (15-6) beat No. 8
pyracuse 74-66; lost to No. 2 North*
Carolina 77-70.
20. Wisconsin (16-6) beat Iowa 72-69;
st to No. 1 Illinois 70-59.
;'21. Cincinnati (18-6) beat Xavier 65-54;
lost to DePaul 85-66.
-,22. Villanova (14-6) beat Saint Joseph's
A7-52; lost to No. 8 Syracuse 90-75.
"23. Texas (16-7) lost to Colofado 88-79;
beat Kansas State 75-72, OT.
:' 24. Pacific (20-2) beat Idaho 78-56; beat
,Utah State 64-63.
25. Texas Tech (15-6) beat Baylor 83-67;
Igst to Iowa State 81-68.
*. No. 2 NORTH CAROUNA 77,
,. No. 19 CONNECTICUT 70
'NORTH CAROLINA (20-3)
J.Williams 7-17 0-0 17, McCants 7-16 0-
0 15, May 5-11 6-8 16, Felton 5-14 4-6 16,
Mtianuel 0-1 0-0 0, Scott 0-4 0-0 0, Terry 1-
1 0-0 3, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Marv.Williams
'-9 0-1 8, Noel 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-74 10-
1577.
PONNECTICUT (15-6)
Villanueva 1-6 0-1 2, Gay 4-14 4-6 13,
Brown 5-12 3-4 15, Boone 7-10 2-4 16,
OI.Williams 7-14 2-2 18, Armstrong 2-2 0-2
4, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Kellogg 1-4 0-0 2,
Nelson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-62 11-19 70.
Halftime-Connecticut 34-31. 3-Point
Goals-Nxrth Carolina 7-23 (J.Williams 3-
4, Felton 2-6, Terry 1-1, McCants 1-5, May
0-1, Scott 0-3), Connecticut 5-14
IM.Williams 2-2, Brown 2-7, Gay 1-3,
Kellogg 0-2). Fouled Out-None.
Rebounds-North Carolina 41 (IMay 13),
Connecticut 49 (Boone 11). Assists-North
carolina 19 (Felton 10), Connecticut 11
.M.Williams. 5). Total Fouls-North
Carolina 17, Connecticut 15. A-16,294.
OREGON STATE 90,
No. 11 WASHINGTON 73
ASHINGTON.(20-4)
Jones 2-7 4-7 9, Jensen 2-7 0-0 J.,
mmons 6-14 2-2 15, Robinson 4-11 0-0'
Conroy 2-6 2-2 6, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Roy
..113 5-5 25, Rollins 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 2-
'r0-0 4. Totals 28-68 13-16 73.
4REGON STATE (14-9)
iDeWitz 7-12 4-4 20, Cuic 1-5 0-0 2,
iucas 9-12 5-5 23, Hurd 3-4 2-7 8,
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NFC-VIck 3 run (Akers kick), 3:53.
Fourth Quarter
AFC-FG Vinatieri 44,14:14.
NFC-FG Akers 29, 9:04.
AFC-Tomlinson 4 run (Vinatieri kick),


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On the AI R WAVES A-59,225.


Stephens 7-11 0-1 17, Fontenet 0-1 0-0 0,
Nash 5-7 6-7 18, Hooks 0-0 0-0 0, Jeffers
1-3 0-0 2. Totals 33-55 17-24 90.
Halftime-Oregon State 44-37. 3-Point
goals-Washington 4-27 (Roy 2-4, Jones
1-4, Simmons 1-7, Jensen 0-2, Smith 0-2,
Robinson 0-4, Conroy 0-4), Oregon State
7-12 (Stephens 3-4, DeWitz 2-3, Nash 2-3,
Cuic 0-1, Fontanel 0-1). Fouled out-
None. Rebounds-Washington 38 (Jones
9), Oregon State 31 (Lucas 10). Assists-
Washington 15 (Robinson 4), Oregon
State 17 (Hurd 5). Total fouls-Washington
23, Oregon State 16. A-9,696.

GOLF

AT&T-Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am Par Scores
At Pebble Beach Resort Courses
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Purse: $5.3 million
Pebble beach Golf Links, 6,737 yards
Spyglass Hill Course, 6,862 yards
Poppy Hills Course, 6,833 yards
Par for all three courses: 72
Final Round
P. Mickelson, $954,00062-67-67-73-269 -19
M. Weir, $572,40066-67-73-67-273 -15
G. Owen, $360,40067-69-67-72-275 -13
P. Goydos, $233,20067-68-70-71-276 -12
T. Clark, $233,20067-71-67-71-276 -12
D. Clarke, $184,17570-66-70-71-277 -11
A. Oberholser, $184,17571-6-69-71-277 -11
G McDowell, $164,30068-69-70-71--278 -10
D. Love III, $148,40065-72-71-71-279 -9
J. Sluman, $148,40071-66-69-73-279 -9
J. Kribel, $112,36072-70-68-70-280 -8
L. Donald, $112,36071-70-68-71-280 -8
C. Howell III, $112,36065-71-72-72-280 -8
R. Gamez, $112,36070-71-66-73-280 -8
B. Andrade, $112,36074-70-63-73-280 -8
J. Ogilvie, $67.31069-71-70-71-281 -7
C. Barlow, $67,31074-68-68-71-281 -7
K.J. Choi, $67,31067-75-68-71-281 -7
C. Warren, $67,31070-70-70-71-281 -7
A. Atwal, $67,31068-68-73-72-281 -7
T. Fischer, $67,31068-69-72-72-281 -7
D. Chopra, $67,31065-72-71-73-281 -7
A. Magee, $67,31067-68-70-76-281 -7
J.M. Oazabal, $67,31070-67-68-76-281 -7
K Sutherland, $67,31065-70-70-76-281 -7
S. O'Hair, $40,01571-74-65-72-282 -6
P. Sheehan, $40,01570-69-70-73-282 -6
T. Purdy, $40,01567-70-71-74-282 -6
J. Bohn. $40,01570-69-73-70- 282 -6
P. McGrdey.$30.151 12699-U,72.73-283 -6b
S.GUJws,%$300,151.1716f69-74---283 -5
D.J. Trahan, $30,151.1172-70-69-72-283 -5
D. Pride, $30,151.1166-71-72-74-283 -5
M. Wilson, $30,151.1175-68-68-72-283 -5
D. Wilson, $30,151.1168-71-70-74-283 -5
K. Jones, $30,151.1171-65-73-74-283 -5


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T. Gillis, $30,151.1170-71-71-71-283 -5
C. RiLey, $22,26069-70-71-74- 284 -4
H. Mahan, $22,26065-73-72-74-284 -4
Jeff Hart, $22,26069-72-70-73-284 -4
J. Furyk, $22,26071-70-70-73- 284 -4
C. PeBlsson,$16,138507069-72-74-285 -3
M. Brooks, $16,138.5076-67-68-74-285 -3
O. Browne, $16,138.5072-65-72-76--285 -3
M. Tiziani, $16,138.5066-72-73-74-285 -3
M. Kuchar, $16,138.5070-73-69-73-285 -3
M. Gogel, $16,138.5073-69-70-73-285 -3
R. Mediate, $16,138.5076-70-66-73-285 -3'
H. Haas, $16,138.5071-68-73-73-285 -3
M. O'Meara, $12,40269-72-69-76-286 -2
T. Herron, $12,40272-67-71-76-286 -2
F. Funk, $12,40270-69-71-76- 286 -2
R. Palmer, $12,40268-71-70-77-286 -2
S. Pate, $12,40268-72-72-74- 286 -2
P. Tomasulo, $12,40269-75-68-74-286 -2
T. Petrovic, $12,40271-70-71-74-286 -2
C. WI, $11,81968-72-70-77 287 -1
T. Scherrer, $11,81968-72-72-75-287 -1
J. Bolli, $11,60770-71-69-78- 288 E
R. Damron, $11,60770-68-73-77-288 E
J. Senden, $11,39576-66-69-79-290 +2
L Westwood, $11,39568-69-74-79-290 +2
L. Mize, $11,23672-73-67-82- 294 +6
Qualified, but did not advance due to
size of field
Tom Byrum, $10,547 74-68-71 213
Stephen Leaney, $1C,54772-68-73- 213
C.M. Anderson, $10,54770-68-75 213
Casey Martin, $10,54770-74-69 213
David Howell, $10,54773-68-72 213
David Edwards, $10,54770-72-71 213
Lee Janzen, $10,547 71-68-74 213
M. Gronberg, $10,54772-69-72 213
Gene Sauers, $10,54771-73-69 213
Neal Lancaster, $10,54770-73-70 213
Nick Watney, $10,54769-73-71 213
Bo Van Pelt, $10,547 71-69-73 213

FOOTBALL

NFL Pro Bowl Stats
NFC 0 10 14 3 27
AFC 14 14 0 10 38
First Quarter
AFC-Harrison 62 pass from Manning
(Vinatieri kick), 8:33.
AFC-Ward 41 pass from Manning-
(Vinatleri kick), 2:49.
Second Quarter
NFC-Westbrook 12 run (Akers kick),
12.09.
AFC-Ward 39 kick return (Vinatler
Kick), 12:01.
AFC-Gates 12 pass from Manning
(Vinatieri kick), 5:50.
NFC-FG Akers 33, 1:41.
Third Quarter
NFC-Holt 27 pass from Vick (Akers


First downs
Total Net Yards
Rushes-yards
120
Passing
Punt Returns
Kickoff Returns
Interceptions Ret.
Comp-Att-Int
22-1


NFC AFC
26 15
492 343
27-155 27-
337 223
0-0 1-7
5-1366-165
1-0 3-51
24-48-3 12-


TODAY'S SPORTS
BASKETBALL
7 p.m. (ESPN) College Basketball Pittsburgh at Syracuse. (Live)
(CC)
(SUN) Women's College Basketball North Carolina State at
Miami. (Live)
9 p.m. (ESPN) College Basketball Kansas at Texas Tech. (Live)
(CC)
12 a.m. (ESPN) College Basketball Air Force at New Mexico.
(Live) (CC)
HOCKEY.
7 p.m. (ESPN2) AHL Hockey All-Star Classic. From Manchester,
N.H. (Live) a
WINTER SPORTS
8 p.m. (OUTDOOR) Skiing USSA Freestyle Cup. Aerials and
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Punts 1-59.0 2'
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Penalties-Yards 3-28 2-10
Time of Possession 35:34 24:26
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING-NFC, T.Barber 9-70,
Westbrook 7-39, Green 5-25, Vick 3-10,
Culpepper 2-8, McNabb 1-3. AFC,
R.Johnson 6-33, Tomlinson 7-28, Izzo 1-
27, Bettis 5-23, Richardson 3-6, Ward 1-4,
Brady 1-2, Brees 3-(minus 3).
PASSING-NFC, McNabb 1-8-1-24,
Culpepper 9-15-1-124, Vick 14-24-1-205,
Horn 0-1-0-0. AFC, Manning 6-10-0-130,
Brees 2-2-0-58, Brady 4-9-1-48, Tomlinson
0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING-NFC, Holt 5-99, Horn 4-
60, Muhammad 4-54, Walker 4-53, Witten
3-50, Westbrook 2-7, Crumpler 1-24,
T.Barber 1-6. AFC, Ward 3-63, Gates 3-51,
Harrison 2-66, Richardson 2-7, Gonzalez
1-25, A.Johnson 1-24.
MISSED FIELD GOALS-NFC, Akers
43 (WR). AFC, Vinatieri 41 (WR).


BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to
terms with RHP Jorge Julio on a one-year
contract.
National League
MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Ben Sheets on a one-year
contract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Traded
OF Jerry Owens to the Chicago White Sox
for OF Alex Escobar. Designated IF
Alejandro Machado for assignment.
Named Barry Larkin special assistant.
Golden Baseball League
SAN DIEGO-Announced the team
name will be Surf Dawgs.
BASKETBALL
ATLANTA HAWKS-Placed G Kenny
Anderson on the injured list. Activated G-F
Josh Smith from the injured list.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS-Placed G
Kerry Kitties on the injured list. Activated G
Shaun Livingston from the injured list.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS-Placed G
Tony Bobbitt on the injured list. Activated G
Kobe Bryant from the injured list.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES-Fired
Flip Saunders, coach, and announced he
will be reassigned within the organization.
Named Kevin McHale coach ,for the
remainder of the season, In addition to his
duties as vice president of basketball oper-
ations.
NEW YORK KNICKS-Placed G
Jamison Brewer on the injured list.
Activated G Moochie Norris. from the
injured list.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS-Placed G
Kedrick Brown on the injured list. Activated
F Brian Skinner from the injured list.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CLEVELAND BROWNS-Named
Maurice Carthon offensive coordinator and
John Lott strength coach.
Arena Football League
SAN JOSE SABERCATS-Signed L
Tony Plantin. Released DS Tremain Mack.


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Philadelphia
New Jersey
Toronto
New York

Miami
Washington
Orlando
Charlotte
Atlanta

Detroit
Cleveland
Chicago
Indiana
Milwaukee


San Antonio
Dallas
Houston
Memphis
New Orleans

Seattle
Minnesota
Denver
Portland
Utah

Phoenix
Sacramento
L.A. Lakers
L.A. Clippers
Golden State


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
L Pct GB L10
26 .500 6-4
26 .490 6-4
29 .431 3% 7-3
31 .404 5 3-7
31 .392 5 3-7
Southeast Division
L Pct GB L10
14 .736 9-1
20 .600 7 5-5
24 .529 11 5-5
38 .208 26 2-8
39 .204 27 2-8
Central Division
L Pct GB L10
19 .612 7-3
20 .592 1 5-5
23 .511 5 6-4
26 .480 6 4-6
28 .417 9 6-4
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division


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Saturday's Games
Philadelphia 112, Orlando 99
Detroit 107, Washington 86
Milwaukee 113, Atlanta 83
Sunday's Games
Miami 96, San Antonio 92
Chicago 87, Minnesota 83
Cleveland 103, L.A. Lakers 89
Sacramento 104, Boston 100
Indiana 76, Memphis 73
Toronto 109, L.A. Clippers 106
New York 102, Charlotte 99
Orlando 97, New Orleans 94
New Jersey 94, Denver 79
Dallas at Seattle, 8 p.m.
Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 9 p.m.


Magic 97, Hornets 94
NEW ORLEANS (94)
Lynch 1-2 0-0 2, Rogers 2-14 2-4 6,
Brown 3-6 4-5 10, Smith 9-16 2-5 20,
Dickau 10-16 1-2 28, Nachbar 2-6 0-0 5,
Jacobsen 5-8 1-1 12, Andersen 1-2 4-5 6,
Lampe 1-7 0-0 2, Vroman 1-3 1-2 3. Totals
35-80 15-24 94.
ORLANDO (97)
Hill 5-11 1-2 11, Howard 4-7 3-5 11, Cato
1-1 1-2 3, Christie 4-7 0-0 8, Francis 6-15
10-11 22, Garrity 4-6 2-2 12, Turkoglu 8-18
5-6 22, Battle 1-1 0-0 2, Stevenson 3-6 0-1
6, Nelson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-73 22-29 97.
New Orleans 26 23 2520- 94
Orlando 26 23 3216- 97
3-Point Goals-New Orleans 9-23
(Dickau 7-9, Jacobsen 1-2, Nachbar 1-3,
Lynch Q-1, Lampe 0-1, Rogers 0-3, Smith
0-4), Orlando 3-10 (Garrity 2-3, Turkoglu 11
5, Stevenson 0-1, Francis 0-1). Fouled
Out-Dickau. Rebounds-New Orleans 48
(Andersen, ..Rogers. 8),.. Qrlando 50
(Howara 10). Assists-New Orleans 22
(Dickau 6), Orlando 23 (Francis 10). Total
Fouls-New Orleans 25, Orlando 18. A-
12,497. (17,248).
Cavaliers 103, Lakers 89
L.A. LAKERS (89)
Butler 5-15 0-0 10, Odom 6-12 6-6 19,
Mihm 4-6 2-4 10, Atkins 4-12 2-2 11,
Bryant 7-22 11-11 26, Grant 0-3 1-2 1,
Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Walton 0-0 0-0 0, Cook 4-
5 0-0 10, Brown 0-2 0-0 0, Medvedenko 1-
1 0-0 2. Totals 31-81 22-25 89.
CLEVELAND (103)
James 8-20 9-10 25, Gooden 5-9 2-2 12,
llgauskas 11-13 8-10 30, Mclnnis 5-9 1-1
11, Pavlovic 5-10 2-2 12, Harris 2-4 3-4 7,
Traylor 3-6 0-0 6, Snow 0-3 0-0 0, Moiso 0-
0 0-0.0. Totals 39-74 25-29 103.
L.A. Lakers 24 19 2719- 89
Cleveland 25 22 2927- 103
3-Point Goals-L.A. Lakers 5-18 (Cook
2-2, Odom 1-3, Bryant 1-4, Atkins 1-6,
Brown 0-1, Jones 0-2), Cleveland 0-5
(Mclnnis 0-1, Pavlovic 0-2, Snow 0-2).
Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-L.A.
Lakers 43 (Odom 9), Cleveland 49
(llgauskas 11). Assists-L.A. Lakers 19
(Bryant 6), Cleveland 28 (James, Mclnnis
9). Total Fouls-L.A. Lakers 25, Cleveland
24. A-20,562. (20,562).
Heat 96, Spurs 92
SAN ANTONIO (92)
Bowen 3-8 0-0 9, Duncan 5-14 10(-12 20,
Nesterovic 2-10 0-0 4, Parker 8-16 3-4 22,
Ginobili 8-17 8-9 24, Massenburg 1-2 0-0
2, Barry 1-4 0-0 3, Horry 0-1 0-0 0, Udrih 1 -
2 0-0 3, Brown 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 31-79 21-
25 92.
MIAMI (96)
E.Jones 4-10 3-3 12, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2,
O'Neal 8-12 11-19 27, D.Jones 4-6 0-0 11,
Wade 12-26 4-4 28, Doleac 3-5 0-0 6,
Anderson 2-2 1-2 5, Dooling 0-1 0-0 0,
Butler 1-3 2-2 5. Totals 35-67 21-30 96.
San Antonio 22 20 2822- 92
Miami 19 22 3025- 96
3-Point Goals-San Antonio 9-17
(Parker 3-5, Bowen 3-6, Brown 1-1, Udrih
1-1, Barry 1-2, Ginobili 0-2), Miami 5-9
(D.Jones 3-4, Butler 1-2, E.Jones 1-3).
Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-San
Antonio 44 (Nesterovic 11), Miami 49
(Haslem 11). Assists-San Antonio 18
(Brown 4), Miami 14 (Wade 6). Total
Fouls-San Antonio 21, Miami 21. A-
20,258. (19,600).
Bulls 87, Timberwolves 83
CHICAGO (87)
Deng 4-11 0-0 8, Harrington 3-10 6-6 12,
Curry 7-9 3-4 17, Hinrich 6-15 2-3 15,
Duhon 4-8 1-1 10, Chandler 0-4 0-0 0,
Gordon 7-18 5-6 21, Nocioni 2-5 0-0 4,
Reiner 0-0 0-0 0, Piatkowski 0-2 0-0 0,
A.Griffin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-82 17-20 87.
MINNESOTA (83)
Sprewell 11-25 2-2 26, Gamett 11-22 1-1
23, Johnson 3-3 0-0 6, Hassell 3-10 0-0 6,
Hudson 3-10 2-2 9, E.Griffin 0-8 0-2 0,
Holberg 1-2 0-0 3, Olowokandi 2-6 0-0 4,
Carter 2-4 2-2 6. Totals 36-90 7-9 83.
Chicago 28 21 2018- 87
Minnesota 21 20 2220- 83
3-Point Goals-Chicago 4-14 (Gordon 2-
6, Hinrich 1-2, Duhon 1-3, Piatkowski 0-1,
Deng 0-2), Minnesota 4-10 (Sprewell 2-3,
Holberg 1-1, Hudson 1-2, Hassell 0-1,
Carter 0-1, E.Griffin 0-2). Fouled Out-
Olowokandl. Rebounds-Chicago 56
(Chandler 11), Minnesota 52 (Garnett 14).
Assists-Chicago 20 (Hinrich, Duhon 5),
Minnesota 21 (Hudson 7). Total Fouls-
Chicago 14, Minnesota 20. A-19,420.
(19,006).
Nets 94, Nuggets 79


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Monday's Games
New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Portland at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Utah at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Tuesday's Games
L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Denver at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Washington at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Dallas at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.




DENVER (79)
Anthony 5-12 8-9 18, Martin 6-14 1-2 3,
Nene 2-3 2-2 6, Miller 2-6 1-2 5, Boykins 3-
10 1-2 7, Buckner 3-5 1-2 8, Elson 2-2 4-8
8, D.Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Russell 1-2 0-o|2,
White 4-8 2-3 12, Tskitishvili 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 28-65 20-30 79.
NEW JERSEY (94)
Carter 6-14 8-8 23, Collins 2-4 2-616,
Krstic 4-6 1-1 9, Vaughn 4-7 2-2 10, Kidd
5-11 0-0 13, Best 5-7 0-0 10, Thomas 2-6
2-2 6, Smith 2-4 0-0 4, Mercer 6-100-0 12,
Planinic 0-0 1-2 1, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0,
Harvey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-69 16-21 94.
Denver 31 12 1620- 79
New Jersey 29 22 2617- 94
3-Point Goals-Denver 3-9 (White 2-3,
Buckner 1-2, Anthony 0-1, D.Johnson 0-1,
Boykins 0-2), New Jersey 6-16 (Kidd 3-5,
Carter 3-6, Best 0-2, Thomas 0-3). Fouled
Out-Best. Rebounds-Denver 41
(Anthony 8), New Jersey 44 (Krstic 9).
Assists-Denver 17 (Anthony, Miller 5),
New.,.arsey 34,1; (Kidd.-),.,,TtahFouls-
Denver 21, New Jersey 23. A-16,125.
(19,860).
Kings 104, Celtics 100
SACRAMENTO (104)
Webber 7-23 0-0 14, Stojakovic 0-2 0-0
0, Miller 7-11 6-6 20, Mobley 6-12 6-7 0,
Bibby 10-20 3-5 27, Barnes 0-1 0-0 0,
Songaila 3-4 0-0 6, Evans 5-9 4-4 17,
House 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 38-84 19-22 104.
BOSTON (100)
Pierce 7-11 7-10 22, LaFrentz 9-16 3-3
25, Blount 7-13 2-4 16, Payton 6-14 0(-0
12, Allen 2-7 2-2 6, Davis 6-11 2-2 14,
Banks 0-2 2-2 2, Perkins 1-3 1-2 3, Welsch
0-2 0-0 0, Gugliotta 0-0 0-0 0, West 0-010-
0 0. Totals 38-79 19-25 100. i
Sacramento 26 28 2327- 104
Boston 29 25 2719--100
3-Point Goals-Sacramento 9-16 (Bitlby
4-5, Evans 3-4, Mobley 2-5, Stojakovic Or1,
House 0-1), Boston 5-14 (LaFrentz 4-8,
Pierce 1-2, Welsch 0-1, Davis 0-1, Payton
0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-
Sacramento 49 (Webber 17), Boston 47
(LaFrentz 9). Assists-Sacramento 29
(Webber 12), Boston 23 (Payton 9). Tctal
Fouls-Sacramento 21, Boston 40.
Technicals-Boston Defensive Three
Second, Payton. A-14,252. (18,624).
Pacers 76, Grizzlies 73
MEMPHIS (73)
Battier 1-7 0-0 2, Swift 3-10 3-4 9,
L.Wright 7-14 4-4 18, D.Jones 0-2 0-0 0,
Watson 7-13 1-1 16, Cardinal 3-8 1-219,
M.Miller 3-9 0-0 8, Burks 0-1 0-0 0,
Humphrey 0-3 0-0 0, Wells 2-8 7-10 11.
Totals 26-75 16-21 73.
INDIANA (76)
Jackson 6-16 5-6 19, O'Neal 4-15 3-4 1,
Foster 3-8 1-4 7, R.Miller 2-5 0-0 14,
Johnson 3-11 0-0 8, Croshere 2-4 0-0 4,
F.Jones 4-9 6-7 15, Gill 3-6 0-0 8, Pollard
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-74 15-21 76.
Memphis 16 23 1321- 73
Indiana 21 23 2012- 76
3-Point Goals-Memphis 5-18 (Cardinal
2-4, M.Miller 2-5, Watson 1-4, D.Jones 0L1,
Wells 0-1, Battier 0-3), Indiana 7-16 (Gill 2-
2, Johnson 2-5, Jackson 2-5, F.Jones 1L3,
R.Miller 0-1). Fouled Out-Cardinal.
Rebounds-Memphis 49 (L.Wright 113),
Indiana 58 (Foster 17). Assists-Memphis
13 (Watson 3), Indiana 13 (R.Miller, O'Neal
3). Total Fouls-Memphis 16, Indiana J9.
A-17,290. (18,345). ,
Raptors 109, Clippers 106
L.A. CLIPPERS (106) I
Simmons 10-15 0-0 21, Brand 10-19 6-8
26, Kaman 3-10 2-3 8, Ross 1-4 1-2 3,
Brunson 1-6 0-0 2, Maggette 5-14 6-7 17,
Rebraca 5-9 4-4 14, Livingston 4-5 2-2 10,
Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Wilcox 1-2 3-4 5. Totpis
40-85 24-30 106.
TORONTO (109)
Rose 3-5 1-1 8, Bosh 8-18 10-11 6,
Araujo 1-1 2-2 4, Peterson 3-9 1-2 9,
Alston 7-16 2-2 18, Woods 0-0 0-0 0,
E.Williams 1-5 1-1 3, Murray 3-6 1-2 7,
Palacio 6-11 1-2 13, Marshall 5-11 2-2 7,
Bonner 1-2 2-2 4, Aa.Williams 0-1 0-0iO.
Totals 38-85 23-27 109.
L.A. Clippers 22 27.3027- 1
Toronto 33 30 1234- 19
3-Point Goals-L.A. Clippers 2-7
(Maggette 1-2, Simmons 1-3, Brunson 0-
2), Toronto 10-21 (Marshall 5-8, Peterson
2-4, Alston 2-5, Rose 1-3, E.Williams 0-1).
Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-L A.
Clippers 54 (Brand 11), Toronto 48 (Bcsh
10). Assists-L.A. Clippers 25 (Livingstn
9), Toronto 28 (Alston 8). Total Fouls-L A.
Clippers 23, Toronto 20. Technicals-L A.
Clippers coach Dunleavy. A-15,721.
(19,800).




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