Title: Citrus County chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028315/00058
 Material Information
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 27, 2005
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily[<1987-1995>]
weekly[ former <1939-1968>]
semiweekly[ former <1980-1981>]
Subject: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Citrus County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028315
Volume ID: VID00058
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 15802799
alephbibnum - 366622
lccn - sn 87070035

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Hundreds turn out to help with search


They were strangers when they first met
Saturday morning, but before long, they
were carefully hoisting each other over
fences, ducking under barbed wire and
searching for any sign of 9-year-old Jessica
Marie Lunsford.
More than 500 people volunteered to
search the woods, back yards, pastures
and fields of Homosassa Springs.
Everyone's goal was clear: help find
'Jessie," who was reported missing from
her home Thursday morning.
The area was scoured for pink pajamas,

overturned dirt and any-
thing that seemed out of
place. Groups of about 20
people were bused from a
gathering point at Faith
Baptist Church of Hom- Jessica
osassa to the surrounding Lunsford
neighborhood, which Cit- has been
rus County Sheriff's offi- missing since
cials had divided into a Thursday.
grid. The search area en-
compassed about a four-mile by one-mile
"The biggest thing is, iffyou do find
something, don't touch it," said Deputy
Juan Santiago.
Homosassa resident Kymi Peters was a


It's a lot of area to Resident pitches
er. Seems almost
impossible, reward for help

doesn't it?

Kyrni Peters
Homosassa resident helping with the search.

little discouraged when she realized the
search area was so large.
"It's a lot of area to cover," Peters said.
"Seems almost impossible, doesn't it?"
But the enthusiasm of about 20 other

Please see SEARCH/Page 5A

It's a parent's worst night-
mare: a child goes missing for
days, with no indication as to
what happened to her.
It's that shared empathy that
inspired Atlanta Braves pitch-.
er Mike Hampton and his wife.
Katia, to offer a $25,000 reward
Saturday to help locate 9-year-

old Jessica
"Jessie" Marie Mike
Lunsford, miss- Hampton
ing from her Braves pitcher
is from
Homosassa Homosassa.
Springs home ,
since Thursday
Hampton's son atterids
Homosassa Elementary School
,with Jessica, so Hampton was
shocked when he heard about
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Affordable housing: Thin of *he"

Home costs beyond

many Citrus
County salaries
As the area's real estate market
booms, affordable housing is going
bust for some.
What's been known as "affordable
housing" in Citrus County is becom-
ing a thing of the past, according to
the county's leading housing official.
As property values catapult upward,
salaries- and subsequent buying
power are not keeping pace.
The result, said Joe Monroe. direc-
tor of the Housing Services Division,
is that affordable housing a few
years ago at $50,000 or $60.000 is
now, when all costs are considered,
more than $100,000, which is a level
unreachable by many.
The federal government's Housing
and Urban Development (HUD)
guideline for housing costs is no
more than 28 to 30 percent of a fami-
ly's gross income. The low-income
threshold for a family of four in
Citrus County was $34,550 (80 per-
cent of the median income) in 2004.
Monroe finds the situation alarm-
ing. He points out that more than 90
percent of the starting salaries for
the county, for example, would be
under HUD's low-income level for a
family of four, and about '30 percent
of the starting salaries would be
below the very low-income level.
The situation would be the same
for beginning teachers and Sheriff's
deputies, he said, not to mention
many of the jobs for local companies
and service industry businesses.
Monroe said, "Affordable housing
has reached the $100,000 limit and
then some." The new limit for afford-
able housing in the county had been
recently raised to $106,000, but
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Clyde Cosgrove talks to Steve Steams from Crowder Electrical Service about placement of power plugs on the patio
of the Dolphin floor plan home currently under construction in Inverness. The 1,429-square-foot-under-roof house Is sell-
ing for $92,500 and is deemed a low-priced home In Citrus County, considering current housing prices.

The Citrus County Housing Services Division offers a number of forms of housing assistance programs
for residents. The services include:
First-Time Homebuyer's Program. N Rental Assistance.
Home Improvement Loan Subsidy Program. N Rental Development Strategy.
Home Repairs for Very Low-Income Families. N Not-For-Profit Housing Provider Assistance.
Utility Connection Assistance. N Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
For information on first-time homebuyer assistance or the division's other services, call 527-5377.
The next class for potential first-time buyers is April 7.

The federal Housing and
Urban Development 2004
median income for a family of
'four in Citrus County was
The low-income threshold for
a family of four in 2004 (80
percent of the median
income) was $34,550. The
very low-income threshold for
a family of four (50 percent or
less than the median income)
was $21,600.
The low-income level for a
family of two in 2004 was
$27,650; the very
low-income threshold was

Impact fees

could edge


buyers out

Back in September, Citrus
County Housing Services Division
Director Joe Monroe sent a memo
to the county commission saying a
lot of families were being priced
out of the affordable housing mar-
ket because of what was happen-
ing in the new housing and real
estate markets.
It's only gotten worse since. In
September, he told commissioners
that families making at or below 80
percent of the area's $41,400 medi-

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Medical professionals worry about hike in impact fees

Rates couldn't keep
up with increase
Paul Weigel is worried about the
county's plan to raise impact fees for
new medical office space.
As the administrator of Citrus
Cardiology Consultants in Inverness,
the doctors Weigel works for would
pay about $196,000 in impact fees if

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they were to build 20,000 square feet
of new office space.
That's because the Citrus County
Commission is proposing to increase
impact fees for new medical office
construction to $9,834 per 1,000
square feet, an increase of 150 per-
In a county where recruiting doc-
tors is already difficult, and in a state
where Weigel believes the laws have
become increasingly hostile to the
medical profession, he said the high-
er impact fees won't make it any easi-
er to keep or recruit good physicians.
And he said higher impact fees

the course
Citrus County
Chamber of
James Holder
business out
of the new,
albeit historic,

won't offer any encouragement for
Citrus County physicians to expand
their practices and add doctors.
Weigel said Citrus County has been
declared by Medicare to have a short-
age of physicians. The designation
entitles doctors to receive more com-
pensation for certain medical proce-
dures and it also entitles physicians

Recollections of Integration

Lifelong educators Archie Dabney Jr. and
Randolph Bellamy recall Booker T.
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from foreign countries to practice
here while on visas.
"My main point is it shows a lack-of
understanding by the politicians that
the medical community in Citrus
County has a huge problem," Weigel
Impact fees are levied against new
construction. The fees are used to pay
a portion of what it costs to build new
public facilities such as roads,
libraries and public buildings. Rising
road construction costs are driving
much of the rise in local impact fees.
But Weigel said physicians in Citrus
County are faced with a unique prob-

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lem the county has not factored into
the proposed medical office building
fee. He said most Citrus County physi-
cians earn about 83 percent of their
income from Medicare because the
county has a high population of
retirees. The federal government sets
Medicare reimbursement rates.
Medicare rates today are lower
than they were in 1991, Weigel said,
and because most local doctors have a
high percentage of Medicare patients,
they would be unable adjust their
rates to compensate for the increase
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schedule. 18.1% (25)
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NAME: (none) N: Marrissa
AGE: kitten AGE: adult
ID #: 38850 ID #: 45119

To enquire about the ani-
mals listed here, refer to the
type (cat or dog), age group
and gender in a search.
The shelter can help you
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shelter is in Inverness near

NAME: Chance NAME, Crystal
AGE: yng. adult AGE: puppy
ID #: 46452 ID #: 47541

the airport. It is open for
adoptions from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday
and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 726-7660 for more

NAME (none) NAME: (none)
AGE: adult AGE: adult
SEX: unknown SEX: M
ID #: 47771 ID #: 47798

Financial assistance for
spaying and neutering of
your adopted pet is avail-
able through the Humani-
tarians of Florida, 563-2370,
or from the Humane Society
of Citrus County, 341-2222.

NAME: Shiloh
AGE: adult
ID #: 47832

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come true. I won't be .

scared to work on my .

stove. I won't be

scared to run the

furnace, and I can

take a hot shower

when it's cold. .

Eloise Knipp
is an Inverness resident who Is getting a new home
through the Citrus County Housing Services Division
home replacement program.

JIM HUNTER/Chronicle
TOP RIGHT: Tommy and Eloise Knipp stand In front of their deteriorating home. The Knipps were recently accepted Into the Citrus County Housing Services
Division home replacement program.
TOP LEFT: This view of the back of the Knipp's home shows an uneven roof line and delapidated siding.

Inverness couple looks forward to their

new home provided by Citrus County

Tommy .and Eloise Knipp are pret-
ty easygoing, despite the hand t they've
dr, wn in life.
With their Inverness home deterio-
rating to the point of being unsafe
and Tommy Knipp's chronic illness-
es, some might wonder how they
keep positive outlooks.
Recently, they received some good
news to match their optimism and
give them newfound hope. They were
accepted to get a new home through
the Citrus County Housing Services
Division home replacement program.
Due to a cutback in state aid, the
Knipp's home will be the first project
the home replacement program has
funded by itself.
The State House Initiative
Partnership program, or SHIP, and
other grants were used to contribute
to replacing unsafe homes for low-
income residents.
Home building costs get more
expensive each year, but Citrus
County's home replacement program
has decided to foot the bill for fewer
homes to still help people such as the
Given the deteriorating conditions

The Citrus County Housing Services Division offers a number of forms of
housing assistance programs. For more information, call 527-5377.
a First Time Homebuyer's Program.

of the house that the couple has lived H-
in since 1983, it's probably not Home Improvement Loan Subsidy Program.
moment too soon. 0 Rental Assistance.

The division is hoping to see the
house demolished and replaced by a
modest two-bedroonm one-bath home..
with a porch in three to four months.
Since they already own the home
site, it keeps the cost low.
However, the Knipps will have to
insure the house and pay taxes.
Lynne Clarke, the housing division
accountant for the county who also
works on replacement cases, said
construction costs have soared, but
some contractors help keep the base
price at about $65,000, which allows
her division to help.
Even with the responsibility of bills
that comes with owning a new home,
the Knipps they are ecstatic.
Eloise said, with a twinkle in her
eye, that she couldn't wait to invite
Clarke to her new "mansion."
"It's like a dream come true. I won't
be scared to work on my stove," she
said. "I won't be scared to run the fur-
nace, and I can take a hot shower
when it's cold. I could even get a
Right now, she is afraid to use the
oven or her home's furnace for fear of
creating a fire. The two rings on top
of the stove work, and they use that

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for heat sometimes. She does all her
cooking on those and in a microwave,
though she worries about the old
When they bought the house 22
years ago, Tommy Knipp acknowl-
edged that he knew it had problems,
but back then he could work on it and
keep things up.
But recently, he has been dealing
with a number of ailments that have
held him back from home repairs. He
needs a hip replacement and at the
same time is dealing with black lung,
a pancreatic condition and a congen-
ital arterial and nerve condition.
The roof is leaky and badly sagging
in a number of spots. The interior
ceiling is deteriorating, and there's
no telling how soon portions of it will
come down, Tommy Knipp said in his
living room as he surveyed the flak-
ing, separating panels. The kitchen
floor is a repaired patchwork and
falls away toward the wall, and even
the repaired sections of the floor give
to one's weight in an unnerving way.
Tommy Knipp's ailments started
when he was a West Virginia coal

miner who was injured but never got'
workman's compensation. He said he
was talked into going back to work
before he got a doctor's release.
He left the mines before he could
qualify for benefits for black lung.
Now spending much of his time on
the hospital bed in the living room,
, he explains what his wife matter-of-
factly calls "a bad break in life" with
no evidence of anger in his gentle
eyes. He enjoys company and tells
stories in his soft voice about the
mines and how, as a 6-year-old, he
promised his wife he would marry
her someday.
He points to a corner in the ceiling,
where, if you get the right angle look-
ing up, you can see a sliver of day-
Outside, the eves are exposed and
deteriorating in many places. The
siding is decayed and disintegrating
in spots.
He smiled and stood, his weight on
his good leg. The former miner
looked up at the ominous ceiling and
said, "Yes, an intact home would
indeed be welcome."

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Yard sale for Dollar
kids set for March
A yard sale to raise money for
the Dollar children is scheduled
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 5,-at the South Square
Plaza on U.S. 19. The plaza is
1/4-mile north of the Crystal
River Airport.
All proceeds will go to the
Dollar Children Trust. The
Church of Today and South
Square Plaza are sponsoring
the event. Tax deductible
receipts will be available.
Donations, tables and volun-
teers are needed. Bring dona-
tions to Accent Beauty Salon,
928 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19)
or call 795-1040. Call the church
at 382-1711.
Voice school time
comments March 8
Citizens wanting to comment
on the Citrus County School
District's new start times for the
2005-06 school year may voice
comments at the school board
meeting 4 p.m. March 8.
The new start times, accord-.
ing to Superintendent of
Schools Sandra "Sam" Himmel
are: high schools: 7:40 a.m. to
2:40 p.m.; middle schools: 7:55.
a.m. to 2:20 p.m.; and elemen-
tary schools: 9:05 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Inverness parks to
hire seasonal aides
The city of Inverness
Department of Parks and
Recreation has several season-
al positions available at
Whispering Pines Park. The
aquatic positions include life-
guard, swim instructor and pool
Other positions available are
recreation aide and mainte-
nance laborers. All positions are
seasonal/temporary and individ-
uals must have current certifica-
tions for aquatic positions.
If you are 16 years of age or
older, applications are available
between 8 a.m. and'4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday at the
city of Inverness Administration
Office located at 212 West Main
For more information, call the
Parks and Recreation
Administration Office at
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an family income ($19,500 to
$34,550 annually) were facing
difficulty getting affordable
He said that with mortgage
taxes and insurance, the typi-
cal new house's 30-year mort-
gage with low interest rates
was between $813 to $895
monthly which was
between one-third and one-
half their gross monthly
income, far exceeding federal
guidelines of 28 to 30 percent
for housing costs.
Monroe revised the cost fig-
ure last month to reflect the
new proposed threshold for
affordable housing in Citrus
County, $115,000, which would
result in a $945 monthly pay-
ment with taxes (homestead
exemption taken) and insur-
ance on a 30-year mortgage
with a 6.75 FHA rate.

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Monroe said, given what's hap-
pening in the real estate and
home construction markets, he
is recommending the county
commission approve a $115,000
limit as the threshold for
affordable housing.
Exacerbating the situation,
he said, is that there aren't
enough apartments available,
and the price of renting them
has gone up. Monroe said that
for the most part, two-bedroom
apartments were $500 and up
and three-bedroom apart-
ments were $700 and up.
The resultant problem, he
said, is for the county to attract
and keep good workers for
public services and local com-
panies. "As the county grows,
we have to attract people
here," he said.
Faced with the current hous-
ing situation, he said, young
workers will understandably
opt for places such as Orlando
where the higher wages allow
them affordable housing.
The county's first-time
homebuyer assistance pro-
gram used to be able to help
buyers afford a home with up
to $5,500 in assistance for down
payments and closing costs.
There was other money avail-
able in some cases, called "gap
funding," when the family just
didn't quite qualify with its
income, to close a deal. That
could make the total assistance
go up to $11,000.
But now, Monroe said,
almost every deal is requiring
the $11,000 to qualify the buyer,
and even so, some still can't get
a home because of the escalat-
ed values.
Tom Mueller is an example
of how bad it really is, Monroe
said. With moderate income
and one child in a household of
two, he is at the upper end of
the income level to qualify for a
first-time buyer assistance pro-
Mueller is a librarian for the
county, and at first he thought
he might be able to get a few
acres. He said that when he
began looking about a year ago,
he quickly realized that would-
n't be possible. Then he began
looking for just a three-bed-
room house.
He had first qualified and
was approved for an $80,000
home. He found, however,
there wasn't anything he could
afford that he would live in.
Then he got a small inheri-
tance and qualified for up to
The first thing he found was
that it's what the Realtors are
calling "a sellers market."
Nobody's taking less than ask-
ing price and nobody will take
FHA, VA or SHIP (the State
House Initiative Partnership
program) funding, he said. He


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The county is considering
raising its impact fees on new
homes. Monroe noted 'in the
September memo that the
impact fees on The co
new homes
could add consider
another $50 a
month to that its impact
His point new h
was to show
how people
making below
the median income are being
edged out of the home market
and how impact fees could
make it worse.
Monroe's memo stated that
young professionals such as
teachers and deputies would
be considered low-income at
their starting salaries and that
in the county pay scale, 40
percent of the starting
salaries would be under the
current "very low-income"
threshold (50 percent of the
median income) for a family

said it's because with s
seller's market, they can q
ly sell "as is" at their a
price and get it With FH
and SHIP, there is a full in
tion program, he said, p
can take some time to clo

Late ly,
Mueller has
been looking
for a two-bed-
room home, but
still hasn't been
able to find
anything in his
price range.
"Most every-
thing is over
$100,000," he
said. He said
he's not being
too picky, aside
from just want-
ing a decent
but the houses
just aren't there.

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His Realtor told him just to
keep looking. "It makes it very
frustrating," he said. He said
he almost considered a mobile
home but doesn't feel putting
his money in something that
depreciates is a good invest-
ment He continues to rent and,
Monroe is frustrated, too. He
said if Mueller, who is at the
high end of the income bracket
of those who need help, can't
find a house, it's obvious where
that leaves others.
SunTrust Residential loan
executive Barbara Vargo teach-
es one of the SHIP classes.
Though the lending rates are
good and the SHIP program is
an excellent way to help first-
time buyers get into a home,
the problem, she said, is that
"The houses are too expensive
for them." She said raising the
affordable home limit will
help, but it won't solve the
She can get the buyers quali-
fied for loans, but prices are
beyond the reach of most
because their debt to income
ration would be too high. Her
advice to affordable home buy-
ers is clean up their debt, build
credit and get qualified for a
loan before they start looking
- and be ready to keep look-
ing. It's such a sellers market,
she said, sellers won't bother
with those not qualified or
the house will be gone before
the buyer can get qualified.
The market's so hot, she said,
homes are sometimes subject
to bidding wars, and none last
very long on the market.
So, with more money needed
to qualify someone in every
deal, the situation means
Monroe can help fewer people
at a time when the state has cut
his funding. Two years ago, he
received $1.2 million. This
year, he got $950,000. Had his
funding been the full amount,
it would have been $1.8 million
this year.
The only good thing, he s, id,



of four.
He showed how it takes, for
instance, anywhere from five
to 13 years for a beginning
depending on
unty is his or her
ig raising degree, under
the current
t fees on pay plan to
exceed the
homes. low-income
threshold, not
to mention the
burden of car-
rying a mortgage on a home
under current conditions if
they could quality.
Monroe said of his exam-
ples: "The professionals
investigated are groups of
individuals and their house-
holds that the Affordable
Housing Advisory Committee
would like to see soundly root-
ed in Citrus County.
"They provide valuable
services to our citizens. Home
ownership creates the neces-
sary bond to keep these fami-

uch a is that as the values of homes
quick- have skyrocketed in the last
asking few years, the people his pro-
A, VA gram has helped are able to
nspec- realize the equity gain on their
ilus it homes. When they refinance or
)se. sell, the money they received to
help them has
to be repaid.
I just don't But, with such
a booming
What's going mark et,
Monroe said
happen. They they can afford
to do it and
can't qualify still come out
for loans ahead.
The money
they repay
more. goes back into
the program to
Clyde .,. help others,
referring to lower-income but the funda-
home buyers. mental prob-
lem of the gap

income and housing costs is
still there.
Clyde Cosgrove has been
building homes for more than
10 years in the county and he's
one of the few builders who
builds smaller, less-expensive
homes. He said the situation
has changed drastically in the
last two years, with the steep
increase in land values and
increased construction costs.
Cosgrove said when all costs
are added in, including the
land septic system and well, his
lowest-priced small home,

lies in our con
The county'
impact fees h
mended tha
qualified hon
break on the
affordable hoi
seems to be s
according to t


Li 6 Citrus County Sheriff
Domestic battery
N James Alexander McGregor,
69, Crystal River, at 7:23 p.m.
Friday, on a charge of domestic bat-
- McGregor and a woman were
arguing, when she said he pushed
her, according to an arrest report.
They both fell to the floor, and then
she locked herself in a bathroom
and called 911, according to the
McGregor is being held without


Other arrests
STrifon A. Robison, 19, 12455
S. Briarwood Point, Floral City, at
1:31 p.m. Friday, on charges of
unarmed burglary an unoccupied
- structure and petit theft.
Robison was released on his own
" recognizance.
S Michael E. Eberhardt, 19,
3947 E. Allendale St., Inverness, at
unityy" 2:42 p.m. Friday, on charges of
cnsultntY o unarmed burglary an unoccupied
s consultant on structure and petit theft.
as since recom- Eberhardt was released on his
t low-income, own recognizance.
nebuyers get a
impact fees for 6Kimberly Lynn Ripp, 35,
using, and there 21362 Anderson Road, Brooksville,
using, and there at 4:40 p.m. Friday, on a charge of
support for that, use/possession of drug paraphema-
the head .ofthe lia.

county's Development er-
vices, Gary Maidhof.
"This is a big issue in the
county," Maidhof said of
affordable housing.
The fee would be slightly
higher than the present fee,
though for other buyers the
fee is expected to increase
significantly when the county
commissioners decide on a
new fee schedule.
Also in response to
Monroe's concern, in a recent
goal-setting session, County
Commissioner Gary Bartell
said he wanted to see the
county take more advantage
of Community Development
Block Grants for revitalization
for low-income residents.

designed for qualified low-
income buyers, is between
$90,000 and $100,000. He added
that there is not a lot of profit
margin in that price range.
He noted that another long-
time builder who has tradition-
ally built low-income homes
recently said in an affordable
housing advisory committee
meeting that he used to have 20
to,25 people pass through his
office before one would be
qualified arid purchase a
home. That number has now
increased to 69.
"I just don't know what's
going to happen," he said.
"They can't quality for loans
As for a solution, Monroe
said, in the face of what's hap-
pening with the housing mar-
ket, he's not sure what can be
done. Monroe observed that
the situation arose somewhat
suddenly, after many years of
stagnant real estate values. He
said he's not sure what the
county can do, aside from leav-
ing impact fees the same for
qualified affordable housing.
Maybe, he mused, the cost of
goods and services will ulti-
mately have to go up to pay
higher salaries.
But, what he does know is
that there is a growing disen-
franchisement from home
ownership of those citizens
who earn below 80 percent.of
the area's median income.

Bond was set at $1,000.
Crystal Marie Thompson, 24,
6720 W. Homosassa Trail,
Homosassa, at 7:40 p.m. Friday, on


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a charge of battery.
A woman told a deputy
Thompson was "out of control" in
her car, according to an arrest
report. The deputy then saw
Thompson run at the woman and hit
and kick her, according to the report.
Her bond is set at $500.
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Her bond is set at $150.
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N.W. 61st St., Ocala, at 3:17 a.m.
Saturday on a charge of stalking.
A woman said Weems was fol-
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volunteers quickly changed the
mood from somber to deter-
mined as the group walked
east from South Peach Point to
South Gordon Point, off
Cardinal Lane.
Santiago and Peters were
accompanied by people from a
variety of backgrounds and
occupations, including
plumbers, veterans, retirees,
moms, businessmen and a
"I know I'd want people to do
the same thing for me and my
family," said John Marucheau
of Spring Hill. "I'll be out here
again tomorrow."
Marucheau said he was
proud and touched that so
many community members are
volunteering to help find a girl
that most of them had never
As his group trampled
through yards and neighbor-
hoods, people came outside to
thank them for their efforts.
One couple, who drove past the
volunteers, came back about 10
minutes later with bottled
water for the entire group.
"It's really nice when people
get out here and help,"
Marucheau said. "In a lot of
places, people don't want to get
While walking through an
abandoned barn east of South
Peach Point, one volunteer
called Santiago over when he
found a pile of old clothes. In

I know I'd
want people to do
the same for me
and my family.

.John Marucheau
Spring Hill resident, talking about
the search for Jessie Lunsford.

the pile was a pink pair of girl's
underwear that didn't appear
to be as old as the rest of the
Santiago alerted investiga-
tors to the area where the
clothes were found.
Citrus County Sheriff's
detectives later learned the
underwear and clothes
belonged to a family that once
lived on the property, Sheriff
Jeff Dawsy said.
Faith Baptist Church mem-
bers began receiving donations
of food and supplies Friday
afternoon to help feed the
ever-growing throng of volun-
"We couldn't believe how
much everyone has given us,"
said Ann Becker, a member of
the church. "Everybody's just
been wonderful."
The volunteer effort will
continue today, despite rainy
weather. For more information
call 628-4793.
"Our plan is to move out sev-
eral miles," Dawsy said. "I'll
keep going until everybody,
including myself, is satisfied."




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her missing.
"My grandmother and
grandfather have lived there
since the '60s, and they've
never had their door locked,"
Hampton said. "It shows you
how the world is changing.
Things can happen in any city,
no matter what size it is. This
is a wake-up call."
Meanwhile, the Citrus
County Sheriff's Office con-
tinues to search for clues to
find Jessica.
Detectives have received
several hundred tips so far,
said Sheriff's Office spokes-
woman Gail Tierney. Many
have come via the Internet
from people across the coun-
try who believe they've seen
"None of that has panned
out at this time," Sheriff Jeff
Dawsy said at a news confer-
ence Saturday evening.
Dawsy explained they are
looking into all leads and
have not ruled out anyone as a
The reason Jessie's disap-
pearance is not being treated
as an Amber Alert is because
there were no clear indica-
tions she was abducted and no
there are no descriptions of a
person or vehicle to look for,
Tierney said.
"They just don't know,;"
Tierney said. "There are just
enough holes in the story. I
don't think anyone has a clear

idea of what did happen."
What they do know is Jessie
was living with her father,
Mark Lunsford, and grandpar-
ents at 7266 S. Sonata Ave., off
Cardinal Street near U.S. 19.
Her father said he came
home from a girlfriend's
house at about 5:45 a.m.
Thursday. He said he heard
Jessie's alarm clock go off in
her bedroom, and then later
he noticed it again and went
to check on her. Lunsford
checked the house for his
daughter and reported she
was missing at 6:30 a.m.
. Jessie is white, about 4 feet
10 inches tall and weighs 70
pounds. She has light brown
hair and brown eyes. She was
last seen in her sleeping
clothes, a pink silk nightgown
and white silk shorts.
Jessie's mother, Angela
Bryant, who lives in Ohio,
arrived in Homosassa Sat-
Today, Mark Lunsford and
Jessie's grandfather (whose
name has not been released
by authorities) were inter-
viewed using voice analysis,
which is essentially a lie-
detector test, Tierney said.
Dawsy is working with sev-
eral agencies, including the
FBI and Florida Department
of Law Enforcement to ana-
lyze all information, evidence
and leads.
The Sheriff's Office urges
anyone with any information
regarding Jessie Lunsford to
call 726-1121.
The Associated Press con-
tributed to this report.

Continued from Page 1A

in impact fees.
Adding the numbers
Joel Rey, senior transporta-
tion planner with the county's
impact fee consulting firm,
Tindale-Oliver & Associates
Inc., said transportation costs
are one of the big factors driv-
ing up the impact fee rates.
Medical offices tend to gen-
erate a lot of vehicle traffic
from patients, which means
the offices consume more road
capacity, he said.
Transportation impact fees are
based on the amount of road
capacity consumed.
Impact fees do not take into
account factors such as
Medicare reimbursement
rates, Rey said.
He said the current proposal
assumes the county commis-
sion will adopt the rates at 100
percent of the level recom-
mended by Tindale-Oliver. But
that hasn't happened in the
past The board has typically
adopted the rates at the 85 per-
cent level.
Commissioners also could
decide to phase in the fees dur-
ing a period of time, he said.
It's a political decision by the
Under the current fee sched-
ule in Citrus County, a 10,000-
square-foot medical facility
would be assessed a $98,340
,impact fee. The current fee is


The Citrus County Builders
Association, which opposes the
impact fee proposal, claims the
fee for a 10,000-square-foot
medical building would rise to
By contrast, the Hernando
County medical facility impact
fee, adopted in 2001, is $37,210,
similar to what Citrus County
has now. The current Citrus
County fees were also adopted
in 2001. And Rey said he has
heard Hernando County plans
to raise their impact fees.
In Lake County, the current
impact fee for a 10,000-square-
foot medical facility is $67,170.
The fee was adopted in 2001.
In Sumter County, the fee is
$87,700 for a 10,000-square-foot
building. The fee was adopted
recently, according to Rey.
and three strikes
Dr. John Rowda, an ophthal-
mologist and president of the
Florida Well Care Alliance, a
group of 86 Citrus County
physicians, said the proposed
medical facility fee will not
make the county attractive to
doctors looking for a place to
He said doctors in the
alliance strongly oppose the
county's proposal.
"Our attitude is we're willing
to pay our fair share, but we'll
let commissioners know health
care is a big part of the local
economy and you don't want to
discourage it," Rowda said.
He said the alliance is
launching a letter-writing and
e-mail campaign to inform
commissioners, of their con-

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Rowda said one of the prob-
lems physicians face in Florida
is the voter-approved constitu-
tional amendment allowing the
state to yank their licenses if
they have three "adverse
events" in their practice. The
courts are attempting to define
what is meant by adverse
Weigel said the bottom line is
that doctors who get two strikes
are leaving the state because
they know the third strike puts
them out of business.
Rowda added that the rising
number of medical malprac-
tice lawsuits and the resulting
increases in doctor insurance
rates has added to the hostile
business environment doctors
face in Florida. He said the
problem is not as bad in Citrus
County, but it is still a problem.,

Last year, two or three of the
county's general surgeons and
two of the family doctors left
the county, he said.
Weigel said he knows of 11
doctors who have left the coun-
ty or retired during the last
year or two.
If the county were to raise
medical facility impact fees,
Rowda said it would only add
to the negative factors doctors
must face.
"Things are just getting piled
on top," Rowda said. "I don't
know what a fair number is,
but $150,000 is way too high."
Rowda was citing the num-
ber often quoted by the
Gustavo Fonseca, a cancer
doctor and former president of
the Citrus County Medical
Society, said impact fees alone
won't impede the recruitment

of doctors to the county or
drive them out
But he said it is a business
fact that many doctors in Citrus
County can't pass the
increased impact fees onto
their patients because 83 per-
cent of their patients use
The three strikes and your
out legislation along with the
hostile malpractice atmos-
phere are having a bigger
effect on recruiting and retain-
ing doctors, he said.
Fonseca predicted emer-
gency rooms will begin closing
if something isn't done to help
doctors He said many of the
malpractice claims are made
as a result of emergency room
But, he said, higher impact
fees won't help.
"Seven years go you had to

elbow your way into Citrus
County," Fonseca said. "Now,
everybody's leaving."

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Adams, 85
Barbara R. Harvey Adams,
85, Leicester, Mass., and
Keating Park, Floral City, died
Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at her
home in Floral City.
Born Aug. 19, 1919, in
Worcester, Mass., to Madison
and Florence (Taylor) Harvey,
she was a winter resident of
Floral City.
Mrs. Adams was a retired
mursing home dietary aide and
former co-owner of KenRic
Farm in Spencer, Mass. She
was a member of the First
Congregational Church in
Spencer, the Grafton Eastern
Star Rachel Chapter and was
active with 4-H for more than
50 years.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Clarence C.
Adams, in 1996 and her daugh-
ter, Margaret Jorristsma.
Survivors include two sons,
Richard H. Adams of Spencer,
Mass., and Kenneth K Adams
of Amsterdam, N.Y; daughter,
Phyllis A. Lodder of East
Brookfield, Mass.; sister, F.
Carole Andrews of Spencer,
Mass.; 11 grandchildren; and
21 great-grandchildren.
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George Allen, 75
George Jackson Allen, 75,
Crystal River, died Friday
evening, Feb. 25, 2005, at
Residences at
Cala Hills,
He was born
July 24, 1929,
in Lecanto, the youngest of six
boys, to Elwood F and Eva C.
(Jones) Allen and was a lifelong
He was a retired U.S. Army
Green Beret veteran, serving
in the Korean and Vietnam
wars. He served with the 82nd
Airborne and received the
Bronze Star. He graduated
from Russian Language School
at the Presidio in Monterey,
Calif., and received a bache-
lor's degree from Campbell
University in North Carolina.
Mr. Allen was the director of
emergency management for
Citrus County from 1975 to
1990. He was instrumental in
bringing 911 to the area, as well
as bringing the National Guard
Armory to Crystal River He
made generous donations
(including an island in Ozello)
to the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Citrus County, and served on
its board of directors. He also
served on the Emergency
Planning Committee, the Red
Cross and .the board of direc-
tors for the Citrus County
Blood Bank
He was Christian. He
enjoyed traveling, fishing, play-
ing cards and gambling in Las
He is survived by his wife,
Janet Allen of Crystal River;
three daughters, Victoria
McCranie, Sarah and Eva
Allen; and grandsons J.D. and
Jared Gusha.
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Crystal River

Billy Ball, 83
Billy L. Ball, 83, Lake
Panasofkee, died Wednesday,
Feb. 23,2005, in Rutland.
Born in
Gladys, Ky., he

tor of a con-
struction com-
He served in the U.S. Army

during World War II and was a
32nd-degree Scottish Rite
Mr. Ball was active in the
American Field Trial
Association as a judge and
trainer of bird dogs.
He was preceded in death by
a daughter, Lana Louise Ball,
and a son, Billy Eugene Ball.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter-in-law, Cynthia Ball, Orange
City; three grandsons, Randy
D. Ball of Orange City, David S.
Ball of Sacramento, Calif., and
Christopher W. Ball of
Inverness; and four great-
Purcell Funeral Home,

Donna Ball, 82
Donna Viola Ball, 82, Lake
Panasoffkee, died Wednesday,
Feb. 23, 2005, in Rutland.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, she
was a hospital financial officer.
She was preceded in death
by a daughter, Lana Louise
Ball, son, Billy Eugene Ball;
and a sister, Frances.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter-in-law, Cynthia Ball, Orange
City; brother, Bud Estep,
Waverly, Ohio; three sisters,
Mary Heslop of Grove City,
Ohio, Rose King of Waverly,
Ohio, and Darlene Perkins of
Columbus, Ohio; three grand-
sons, Randy D. Ball of Orange
City, David S. Ball of
Sacramento, Calif., and
Christopher W. Ball of
Inverness; and four great-
Purcell Funeral Home,

Bird Jones, 89
Sybil E. Bird Jones, 89,
Beverly Hills, formerly of
Miramar, died Saturday, Feb.
26, 2005, in.
Born Feb. 14,
1916, in
Florence, Ala., '
to Marvin and
B e s s i e .
Golden, she
came here in Sybil Bird
August 2004 Jones
from. Miramar.
She was a homemaker She was
She was a member of the
Florida Palm and Fern Society
of Miami, and was an avid gar-
dener, known for her love of
plants and flowers.
She was preceded in death
by her husbands, James L. Bird
Sr. in 1970 and Thomas M.
Jones III in 1961.
Survivors include two sons
and their spouses, James and

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Maida Bird Jr of Beverly Hills
and Ronald and Laurel Bird of
Miami; a daughter and her hus-
band, Diane and James Rouse
of Hiawassee, Ga.; brother,
Marvin and Newell Golden of
Orlando; cousin, Jewell and
George Wilson of Orlando; five
grandchildren, James Bird III
of Brooksville, Thomas Bird of
Lee, Maine, Tracy Hammond
of Parkland, James Rouse Jr. of
Kernersville, N.C., and Robert
Rouse of Jacksonville; and 14
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matory, Beverly Hills.

William Egan, 87
William A. Egan, 87, Floral
City, died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2005, in the Veterans Admin-
istration Hospital in
A native of
Quincy, Mass.,
he was born
Oct. 17, 1917, to
John and
Adeline Egan and came to this
area five years ago from
Ossipee, N.H.
AWorld War II U.S. Army vet-
eran, he received many medals
and awards, including the
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf
Cluster, and' the European-
African Middle Eastern
Campaign Medal with Ribbon
and three Bronze Stars. While
serving, he was taken as a pris-
oner of war in Germany.
He retired from General
Electric Co. in in Lynn, Mass.,
after 27 years as a lathe opera-
tor He was a life member of the
Ossipee, N.H., VFW.
Mr Egan was Catholic.
Survivors include his wife,
Sandra Egan, Floral City; two
daughters, Cathy Dunlap and
husband, Robert, of Clearwater
and Carol Bloom and husband,
Victor, of North Andover, Mass.;
stepdaughter, Cynthia Paris
and husband, Gillie,
Gloucester, Mass.; brother,
Clarence Egan, Saugus, Mass.;
nephew, Walter Allen, Boxford,
Mass.; seven grandchildren;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home
with Crematory, Inverness.,

Helen Jones, 82
Helen J. Jones, 82, Beverly
Hills, died Wednesday, Feb. 23,
2005, in Crystal River.
Born Oct. 5, 1922, in Staten
Island, N.Y, she was the
daughter of John and
Bronislava Stolccki. She came

here from New Hyde Park,
Long Island, N.Y, in 1978.
She was a retired dental
assistant and an avid reader
She was a member of Our
Lady of Grace Catholic Church,
Beverly Hills.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Walter A.
Jones, on Dec. 30, 1999.
Survivors include two sons,
Walter Jones of Westminster,
Calif., and Richard Jones of
Albuquerque, N.M.; two daugh-
ters, Carol Cheli of Plantation
and Linda Savre of San Jose,
Calif.; four grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home,
Beverly Hills Chapel.

Koonce, 96
Leona Gertrude Haire
Koonce, 96, a lifetime resident
of Dunnellon, died Saturday
morning, Feb. 26, 2005.
One of nine children, she
was born Oct. 11, 1908, on a
working phosphate mine,
known as Anderson Mine (Two
Log), across the Withlacoochee
River from Dunnellon in Citrus
County, to Jim and Frances
Haire. She died at Woodland
Terrace near Hernando, about
five miles from her birthplace.
Her father was foreman on
various phosphate mines,
mostly in Citrus County, and
she attended grade school in
Holder. She went to high school
in Dunnellon, graduating from
the "Old brick School," class of
1927, where she was valedicto-
rial of her class of three.
From 1954 to 1989, she was
the bookkeeper for Dunnellon
High School, retiring at age 80.
She was a member of the
First united Methodist Church
of Dunnellon, where she taught
Sunday school for many years,
arid a former member of the
Order of Eastern Star and the
Pythian Sisters.
She was predeceased by her
husband of 49 years, D. Fred
Koonce, in 1977.

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She is survived by two chil-
dren, Frances Brown and hus-
band Jim of Dunnellon and D.
Fred Koonce Jr. and wife
Sandra of Inverness; sister,
Vera Haire Jamieson of
Tampa; four grandchildren,
Deborah Hunter and Melissa
Hays, both of Nashville, Tenn.,
C. Jill Godwin of Elk Grove,
Calif., and Maj. David F.
Koonce III of Fort
Leavenworth, Kan.; three
great-grandchildren, Daniel
Hunter, Ashlyn Koonce and
Christopher Godwin; and many
nieces and nephews.
Roberts Funeral Home,

Arlene Lowell, 73
Arlene C. Lowell, 73,
Homosassa, died Thursday,
Feb. 24, 2005, in Crystal River
Born Jan. 15, 1932, in
Schofield, Wis., she was the
daughter of Norman and Helen
Wendorf. She came here from
Wausau, Wis., in 1985.
She loved her dog, Tuffy.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Jesse Lowell,
on Dec. 21, 1982; a brother,
Myron Wendorf; and a sister,
Emogene Brown.
Survivors include her son,
Gregory Lowell of Davenport,
Iowa, and a sister, Burnetta
Pfleger of Schofield, Wis.
Hooper Funeral Home,
Inverness Chapel.

Richards, 78
Edna Mae Richards, 78,
Homosassa, died Friday, Feb.
25, 2005, in Crystal River
A lifelong resident of
Homosassa and Homosassa
Springs, she was born Dec. 24,

1928, to Loucious and May;
Belle (Young) Harris, one of the;
founding families of the city of'
She was a member of
Homosassa Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death,
by a son, Edwin C. Richards.
Survivors include two
daughters, Cheryl Scott of
Homosassa, and Krista M.
Richards of Toronto, Canada;
two sons, Edward L. Richards'
and Gary L. Richards, both of
homosassa Springs; two sisters,
Lucille Strickland of'
Chassahowitzka and Josephine.
Revell of Homosassa Springs;
eight grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren; and countless
members of her extended'
Wilder Funeral Home,
Homosassa Springs.


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Jackson Allen, 75, Crystal'
River, will be from 5 to 7 p.m.'
Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the'
Strickland Funeral Home-
Chapel in Crystal River.'
Private cremation arrange-'
ments are under the direction.
of Strickland Funeral Home.
Billy and Donna Ball.'
Visitation for Billy and Donna,
Ball will be from 4 to 6 p.m.,
Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at;.
Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, -
Bushnell. Services will be at 1'
p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at,
Purcell Funeral Home Chapel"
with the Rev. Bill Johnson offi-,
ciating. Interment will be at,
Florida National Cemetery,,

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Bushnell, with military honors
for Mr. Ball rendered by the
Marine Corps League No. 708.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the First
Baptist Church of Rutland
Memorial Fund for Bill and
Donna Ball at the Bank of
Inverness. Purcell Funeral
Home, 114 W. Noble Ave.,
Bushnell, is in charge of
Sybil E. Bird Jones. Funeral
services for Sybil E. Bird Jones
will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
March 3, 2005, at the Beverly
Hills Chapel of Fero Funeral
Home. Services will be cnduct-
ed by her son, James Bird Jr.
Burial Will be in Fero
Memorial Gardens Cemetery,
Beverly Hills, under the direc-
tion of Fero Funeral Home,
5955 N. Lecanto Highway,
Beverly Hills. Visitation will
be from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 3. Memorial
contributions in her memory
may be made to the Gideon
Memorial Bible, Citrus County
Camp, Gideons International,
PO. Box 1183, Crystal River, FL
William A. Egan. Friends of
William A. Egan may call at the
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home
from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 27,
2005, where funeral services
will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 28,2005, with the
honor guard of Floral City
VFW Post 7122 officiating.
Burial will follow in Cocarua
Cemetery of Tamworth, N.H.,
in the spring. In lieu of flowers,
friends are invited to send
memorials to VFW Post 7122 in
Floral City.
Leona G. Koonce. Funeral
services for Mrs. Koonce, 96,
retired bookkeeper for
Dunnellon High School, will
be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28,
2005, at Roberts Funeral Home
of Dunnllon with the Rev.
Eddie Fulford conducting the
services. Burial will be in
Dunnellon Memorial Gardens
under the direction of Roberts
Funeral Home of Dunnellon.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6
p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 27,
Edna Mae Richards. The
family of Edna Mae Richards
invites all those touched by
her heart and spirit to attend
her funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
March 1, 2005, at the Christian
Center Church with Pastor
Marcus Rooks officiating.
Viewing/memorial will be from
5 to 7 p.m. monday, Feb. 28, at
wilder Funeral Home. In lieu
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From left are: Dianne Weller, Ann Blewett, Judy Samuelson and
scholarship recipient Sarah Alyounes, ninth-grade student at
Lecanto High School.

From left are: Dianne Weller, Ann Blewett, Judy Samuelson and
Jenny Hall, program coordinator of Take Stock In Children.

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From left are: Dianne Weller, Ann Blewett, Judy Samuelson and From left are: Dianne Weller, Ann Blewett, Judy Samuelson,
scholarship recipient Stephanie Asselln, sixth-grade pupil at scholarship recipient Carlssa Hummaker and Susan Crabtree,
Lecanto Middle School. student advocate for the Take Stock In Children Program.

Women's group supports students

Special to the Chronicle

The Women of Sugarmill Woods are
up to "good things" again. For the third
consecutive year, they have purchased
three 2+2 (four-year tuition scholar-
ships) Take Stock in Children
Scholarships for deserving Citrus
County students, totaling nine scholar-
ships since 2003. .,

Take Stock in Children is a nonprofit
organization that provides deserving
youth in Citrus County with scholar-
ships, mentors and hope.
The group identifies pupils at an
early age (grades 6 through 9) and offers
them the opportunity to receive a 2+2
Florida Prepaid Scholarship; however,
they only receive the scholarship if they
stay in school, maintain above-average

grades and have good behavior.
The Women of Sugarmill are differ-
ent from the group's other sponsors for
two reasons.
First, they are the biggest contributor,
which makes them the premier sponsor
for Citrus County.
Second, they also mentor all of the
students for whom they purchase schol-


County seeks tae
kwon do instructor
Citrus County Parks and
Recreation is actively seeking an
instructor to teach tae kwon do in
the evenings at different county
Organizers also seek a salsa
dancing instructor at the auditorium
on Tuesday nights.
Anyone interested is asked
to call parks and recreation at 726-
AARP offers tax aid
throughout Dunnellon
Free income tax aid, including e-
filing, prepared by IRS-certified
preparers sponsored by AARP,
available in Dunnellon at the fol-
lowing sites:
American Legion, U.S. 41 -
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Rainbow Lakes Youth Center
- 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Dunnellon City Hall 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.
For other times or places, call
George Williams, 465-0472.
Doctor Ride program
extends beyond area
Doctor Ride Out of County
has a dedicated group of volun-
teers who will give up a day of their
time to transport Citrus County res-
idents, who have no other way to
reach doctors and hospitals in
Gainsville, Tampa, Brooksvile, etc.
Patients must be older than 65
years of age and have no family to
assist them. They must be ambula-
tory mentally alert and able to
take this ride without medical help.
This is not ambulance service or
medical transportation.
This is an attempt to help our
elderly to be able to get to medical
appointments they could not reach
before. This is truly an all-volunteer
group: They do not accept gratu-

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cities, gas money or other kinds of
pay. For more information about
transport or to volunteer, call Jim
Pitts at 527-0523.
Citrus County Fair
accepting entries
It will soon be time to enter your
items in the Citrus County Fair.
Plan now to enter your homemade
or homegrown items in the 2005
There are many categories to
enter. There are even some new
ones this year, such as frogs.
You still have time to start paint-
ing that picture, canning food, cro-
cheting, knitting, growing vegeta-
bles or decorative plants. You can
be creative and "LEAP" in our
"Best Frog Contest." Your frog can
be stuffed, painted, photographed,

in food form, etc. Entires are due
March 18 or 19.
As far as baking, you have until
opening day of the fair (March 21)
to enter your baked goods or other
freshly prepared items. There are
no entry fees.
Ribbons are awarded for first,
second, third and Best of Show,
and there is a cash award for top
of division (purple ribbon).
Rules are available at the exten-
sion office, the chamber of com-
merce offices and the fair office.
For more information, call the
fair office at 726-2993.
Group provides
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A free one-hour program of
delightful musical entertainment is
provided for any group of 20 or
more. Enjoy the music of the '30s,
'40s, '50s and '60s. Choose from a
variety of styles and artists.
The entertainment menu: big
band, gospel, country, patriotic, hol-
iday ... or a variety of all the
shows. Citrus Concert Club per-
forms hundreds of public service
concerts each year to keep its
name in front of the community.
Call Corey or Jamie at 344-8900
to reserve a spot. Reservations
must be two weeks in advance due
to popularity of events.
The group is sponsored by
Fletcher Organ Studio.

Breast Cancer Support
2nd Tuesday 10:00 AM
Robert Bolssoneault
Cancer Center
Allen Ridge Medical Mall
Cardiac Support
Will not meet until further
Childbirth Classes
4-week class
Wednesday 6:00-9:00 PM
Must register at 344-6576
Citrus Cancer Support
3rd Tuesday 4:30 PM
CMH Cafeteria Meeting Rm.
Contact: Carol -
726-1551 ext. 6596 or 3329
Diabetes Support
3rd Wednesday 11:00 AM
Cypress Room
Contact: Carol McHugh -
FIbromyalgia Support
2nd Saturday &
4th Friday 1:00 PM
Cypress Room
Contact: June Rogers
Hospice Support Group
3rd Monday 3:00 PM
Lake Room
Judy Grelg 527-2020
Ostomy Support
3rd Sunday 2:00 PM
Cypress Room
Contact: Bob 746-6693 or
Ginny 795-0636 or
Frank 341-0005
Pain Management
2nd Friday 12:30 PM
CMH Auditorium
Contact: Dr. Ruben
- 746-1358
Parkinson's Support
1 st Tuesday 1:00 PM
Cypress Room
Contact: Catherine Clark
- 344-9630
Prostate Cancer
1st Wednesday 11:30 AM
Robert Bolssoneault Cancer
Allen Ridge Medical Mall
- 527-0106



partner with

PetMeals Progr

Special to the Chronicle Another goal of t]
itarians is to fil
The Citrus County PetMeals through adoption fc
Program is proud to partner have either been
with the Humanitarians of otherwise do not ha
Florida Inc. The food for the They also offer
PetMeals Program comes from services such as sp
a variety of volunteer sources, tering, shots and fl
Through contributions from tion at reasonable r
area businesses and con- are interested in a
cerned citizens, food is donat- pet, you can co
ed and re-packaged for deliv- Humanitarians of
ery to homebound seniors on find out about pet ,
the Home Delivered Meals 563-2370.
Program. If you would like
Some seniors live onw very Petl9eals Program b
limited incomes and have to new, unopened pac
make choices between pur- food, donations
chasing food or medications, dropped off at thi
Even in situations where the tarians of Florida's
resources are very limited, it the Meadowcrest a:
has been observed that there N. Conant in Crysta
are people who will feed their is on the corner of
pets before feeding them- 44, the 5600 block,
selves. street from the
The PetMeals Program cur- Boutique.) Their
rently provides pet food to hours are 10 a.m.
more than 76 homebound Monday through
clients, serving a total of 124 Donations are also
pets (59 dogs and 65 cats). Both your local Citrus C
the human and four-legged munity Centers.
clients appreciate this pro- For the center clc
gram. call 795-6264.

CLC needs tutor volunteers |

Special to the Chronicle

Community Learning Center
of Citrus County Inc. (CLC)
needs volunteers for its
Tutoring Program, which gives
one-on-one tutoring to youths
in the community. Minimum
age for children is 5 years old.
Retired teachers or persons
with experience with children
are preferred.
CLC is also seeking individu-
als with special talents or

Steve Ma

interests to share with chil-
dren such as music and art
These services are provided
between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Monday through Thursday at
the Historic Hernando School,
corner of U.S. 41 North and
County Road 486 in Hernando,
Room 307B' Mailing,address is
PO. Box 1801, Inverness, FL:
If interested in being a tutor,
contact Diane Alexander for
more information at 560-0000.


does stand-up.

Custom painting. Inside and out.
Reasonably priced. Call for an
audition. 344-2583
Cell 941/320-7420 "
Steve Martin
Licensed ana Insure O

Friday, March 4 10-11:00 AM- CMHAuditorium
Make your attendance at this screening a monthly habit to help keep your
blood pressure in check!
Tuesday, March 8- 10:00AM- CMH Auditorium
Deep Vein Thrombosis -- a blood clot that forms, usually in the leg of someone
who has been inactive. It's called "the silent killer" because the clot can move to
the lung or brain and cause death. Join us as Marge Malon from Aventis
describes who is at risk for a DVT and what patients can do to avoid this
condition. Call 344-6513 for a reservation.
Wednesday, March 9- 1:30 PM- CMH Auditorium
If you have high cholesterol, your physician may prescribe a cholesterol-lowering
medication. At this program, board-certified internal medicine physician Sujatha
Medarametla, MD, of the CMH staff, will discuss the various kinds of medications
and how each of them works to lower your cholesterol and triglycerides. Call 344-
6513 for a reservation.
Friday, March 11 10:00 AM- CMH Auditorium
Living wills, health care proxy, durable power of attorney: all these decisions should
be made before a serious illness impairs our judgment. Join us as Gail Fletcher,
patient care coordinator at CMH, and Dee Peters, Community Outreach Manager
from Hospice of Citrus County discuss these topics and what we can do to ensure
that our own end-of-life choices are carried out by our loved ones. Call 344-6513 for
a reservation.
Wednesday, March 16, 2:00 4:00 PM- CMH Auditorium
This program will be repeated every month for those who want to maintain a
healthy lifestyle by eating well. This presenter is Penny Davis, RD LD, one of our
dietitians here at CMH, who will discuss the right way to eat to prevent heart
disease and improve your health. Call 344.6513 for a reservation.
Thursday, March 17,- 10:00 AM- CMH Auditorium
Looking for a volunteer opportunity in our community? Join us as we hear from
Penny Zaphel, Volunteer Coordinator at CMH, and from Diane Cary, Supervisor of
r the NatureCoast Volunteer Center about ways that you can volunteer, meet new
friends and give back to our community. Call 344-6513 for a reservation.

Monday, March 23, 12:00 PM- CMH Auditorium -
Despite its name, "heartburn" is not a heart problem, but an abnormal
backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. At this program Paul Hellstern,
MD, board-certified gastroenterologist at CMH, will discuss new techniques in
diagnosing GERD [gastroesophogeal reflux disease] and new medications that
will soon be available to treat GERD. Call 344-6513 for a reservation.

Wednesday, March 23- 10:00 AM- CMH Auditorium
Join us to hear from Chet Olshewsky, Master Gardener from the Citrus County
Extension Office, who will speak about "The Two Best Ways To Fertilize." Call
344-6513 for reservations.

Wednesday, March 23, 12:30 3:30 PM- CMH Auditorium
This three-hour workshop, provided by the Family Caregiver Support
Program, will teach caregivers how to have effective communication
with healthcare providers and how to be part of a healthcare team. r,
Call 344-6513 for reservations.

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Volunteer recognized

Special to the Chronicle
The Seven Rivers Medical and Education Foundation
recently recognized Patty Sllvey of SunTrust Bank for her
support of the organization. The fund-raising group raises
money for scholarships for Citrus County students who
want to pursue nursing careers. Fancy Taylor of the
Foundation, right, presents the award to Silvey.

S649 E Gulf To Lake Lecanto FL
637-1991 -or- 1-877-202-1991

All 'Smiles'

Special to the Chronicle
Nancy Sepe displays her recent oil painting "Smiles."
Nancy is a student of Marian Fox, who teaches oil and
acrylic painting at Holder Community Building. Classes are
sponsored by Citrus County Parks and Recreation. Prereg-
istration is required. For more information, call 726-0162.

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Special to the Chronicle
John DeMerchant, right, recently was presented a certifi-
cate and gold pin in recognition of his membership for 55
years by W Robert A "Buzz" Bernard, Worshipful Master of
Ridge Masonic Lodge.

You Are Invited
Please join us for a special cruise event
at Southern Woods Golf Club
March 2nd 3:00pm to 5:00pm -
Presented by J& L Travel and Dlta Qu Siamnbou
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Learn about Delta Queen Steamboat River Cruises and our
fabulous October 2005 Fall foliage cruise on the Mississippi
DOOR PRIZES (must be present to win) & REFRESHMENTS
Please RSV P to:
Jess Mackey 1352j 382-7708 or 1866) 382-7708 or e-mail to
jessmacke) 'djandIratel.corn

Longtime member

SUNDAY, FEBRuARY 27, 2005 9A


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Crystal River Power Squadron Boat Smart class graduates for January
The Crystal River Power Squadron would like to congratulate 32
people who graduated from its recent January Boat Smart class.
APictured in the back row, from left, are: Birt Hale, Fred
.4FRUEDPermenter, Danny Raynor, Dennis Tissot, Tanya Tissot, Glenn
Oberlander, William Graham, Walter Thomas, Kody Anderson,
Kasey Moore, and Gary McDonald. Middle row: Chip Minguey,
Shirley Hopkins, Harry Brevoort, Bob Miller, Randy Heron, Cindy
Heron, Peter Fox, Roy Sheppard, Margaret Sheppard, Robert
Bruce and Marilyn McDonald. Front row: Bill Foster (instructor),
Susan Brevoort, Bryan Bush, Joan Miller, Phyllis Raynor, Jean
or a .Bush, Bridgitte Gassner, Paul Gassner, Kathy Thomas, Neretta
Brobst, Bill Brobst, and Jack Flynn (instructor). The Boat Smart
class is designed for skippers and would-be skippers, and is open
to men, women and teens. Ownership of a boat is not required to
attend this course. Classroom lectures and self study lessons
cover the techniques of safe boat handling, tying of basic knots,
anchoring, marine radio procedures, aids to navigation, safety
afloat and trailering. Coast Guard and Florida state regulations,
equipment requirements and rules of the road (water) are also
explained. The course is taught free, but there is a fee for course
materials. The next four-session Boat Smart class will be from 7
to 9 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, March 28, 31, April 4 and 7,
at the Crystal River Power Squadron, 845 N.E. Third Ave., Crystal
River. Call Bill Foster at 563-2114 or Jack Flynn at 527-8038.
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Workshop sign-up ending

Program for bereaved

to begin Thursday
Special to the Chronicle
Hospice of Citrus County will be host-
ing a six-week workshop for persons
who have recently experienced the
death of a close friend or family mem-
This workshop for the newly
bereaved will begin Thursday, March 3,'
and continue weekly until April 6 with
sessions meeting from 10 a.m. to noon.
Pre-registration is required for this
workshop by Monday. This workshop
will be at the First Presbyterian Church
at 1206 Washington Ave. in Inverness.
The presenters will cover informa-
tion on the grieving process, ways to
reduce stress affiliated with coping and

Sale to benefit

patient care

Special to the Chronicle

Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is
announcing its annual Five Dollar Jewelry
Sale to raise funds for hospital equipment.
The sale will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday
in the Magnolia Room near the hospital
All proceeds are used to buy patient care
"This is a chance to purchase nice jewel-
ry at a reasonable price," said Dean
Wagner, auxiliary president.
The Five Dollar Jewelry Sale has been
the most popular of all the fund-raising
events, according to Wagner
The auxiliary also will have an Art and
Home D6cor Sale, Bath and Body Sale,
Silver Jewelry Sale and Book Sale during
the year to benefit the hospital.
Call 344-6566, or Penny Zaphel, volun-
teer services coordinator, at 344-6598.

adjustment, and provide information
on community resources.
Individuals are often surprised at the
physical and emotional effects of grief.
Those interested in the workshop may
register by calling Hospice of Citrus
County at 527-2020.
Hospice of Citrus County also offers
additional support programs for per-
sons who have suffered a loss due to a
All programs are free and open to the
Since 1983, Hospice of Citrus'County
has provided responsive end of life
care to people of all ages, including
children, facing life-limiting illnesses.
Hospice care is covered by Medicare,,
Medicaid, private insurance and dona-
Offices are located in Beverly Hills.
with Thrift and Gift Shoppes in
Inverness and Homosassa Springs.

Hospice of Citrus County memorial set

Special to the Chronicle

Hospice of Citrus C
theme will

Hospice of Citrus County's Everything...
annual memorial service of X WHAT: Ecclesiastes
reflection and renewal for the Annual Testament
families and friends of individ- memorial "Each pers
uals who died during 2004 service of is encourage
under the care of Hospice of reflection, own journey
Citrus County will be at 2 p.m. R WHEN: Understandir
Wednesday, March 8, at the Wednes- seasons and t
Beverly Hills Community day, life, we strive
Church, 82 Civic Circle in March 8, to this time a
Beverly Hills. ,at 2 p.m. transition an
"This service is an opportu- B WHERE: we share tog
nityforeachparticipant to fur- BH Corn tively find th
their reflect upon the life of munity life forward, "
their loved one, and serves as Church. would like
a time for both reflection and Memorial Ser
celebration," Notes Johnathan of Citrus Cou
Beard. Spiritual Care coordinator for Services, at 527-2020.

county. This year's
be "A Time for
." from
3 in the Old

on in attendance
d to renew their
y through life.
ng that there are
times to each one's
to bring meaning
nd this season of
d healing and as
gether we collec-
e courage to ive
Beard said: If you
to attend the
vice, call Hospice
nty. Bereavement

Corvette show

deadline nears

Special to the Chronicle

One of the biggest Corvette
shows in the southeast is com-
ing to Citrus County. From 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2,
the Citrus County Corvette
Club will host the event at
Crystal Chevrolet, 1035 S.
Suncoast Blvd. in Crystal
There were more than 400
Corvettes at this show last year
and more are expected this
There will be vendors,
bands, photographers and
Corvette owners from all
across the eastern part of the
United States to the Florida

There will be $2,500 in cash
prizes, goodie bags, dash
plaques, door prizes and tro-
Prize categories include C-l,
C-2, C-3, .C-4, C-5; People's
Choice; Club Participation;
and Best in Show.
There will be thousands of
dollars in door prizes, plus a
huge 50/50 drawing.
Registration fees are $20 if
received by Monday This
includes a free T-shirt The fee
is $25 after Monday. Make
checks payable to Citrus
County Corvette Club, P 0. Box
36, Lecanto FL 34461.


Shriners plan
reunion March 11
A reunion is planned for Lake
County (Ohio) Day March 11 at
Sahib Shrine in Sarasota. Cost
is $20 for luncheon and door
Preregistration is required
before Monday. Call Karen or
Tom Perkins, 226 Binimi Drive,
Palmetto 34221, or call (941)
Women's club will
have ribbon-cutting
At the Monday meeting of
Inverness Woman s Club, the
Chamber of Commerce will
have an official ribbon-cutting
ceremony at 2 p.m. at the club-
house at 1715 Forest Drive.
The program, Sister to Sister
Joanna, will be presented by
Martha Brooks and Teri Jensen
after the ceremony.

British Americans
to meet Monday
The British American Club of
Citrus County meets at 7 p.m.
the fourth Monday monthly at
the Beverly Hills Recreation
Association at 77 Civic Circle,
Beverly Hills, which is off of
Forest Ridge Boulevard.
Each month, the meeting
presents a speaker on a topic of
local or British interest.
As always, visitors are wel-
comed to the meetings, and
anyone with an interest in things
British is encouraged to become
a member of the club.
The group is proud to
announce that club members
have donated more than $600
toward tsunami assistance.
This money will'be given to
the international relief organiza-
tion Oxfam.
Further information may be.
obtained from Barry Meyer,
president, at 637-6479.

W. New York reunion
set for Wednesday
The annual Western New
York reunion will be Wednesday
at Tropic Isles Park Auditorium,
3100 10th Street, W., Palmetto.
This year there will be improved
Registration will begin at
10:30 a.m., which will be fol-
lowed by committee-furnished
punch and snacks. Dinner is at
Bring your own table service
and a dish to be shared.
Beverage will be furnished.
Prizes and entertainment will fol-
low dinner.
For more information, call
Chuck Kellogg at (941) 721-
9748 or Audrey Doll at (941)

HCC to have potluck
at Thursday meeting
The Hernando Civic Club at
3848 Parsons Point Road,
Hernando, will have its monthly
potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m.
Bring your best friend, favorite
dish to pass and your table
Installation of officers with
Josh Wooten presiding will be
followed by an informative meet-
ing on Health and Safety with
Doug Duncan.

EiThe Chronicle invites
readers to submit pho-
tos of their pets for the
daily Pet Spotlight fea-
Photos need to be in
sharp focus. Include a
short description of the
pet and owners, includ-
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.


The Chronicle and The
Accent Travel Group are
sponsoring a photo contest
for readers of the newspaper.
Readers are invited to
send a photograph from their
Dream Vacation with a brief
description of the trip.
If it s selected as a winner,
it will be published in the
Sunday Chronicle.
At the end of the year, a
panel of judges will select the
best photo during the year
and that photographer will
win a prize.
Please avoid photos with
computerized dates on the
Please make sure photo-
graphs are in sharp focus.
Photos should be sent to
the Chronicle at 1624 N.
Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal
River, FL 34429 or dropped
off at any Chronicle office or
any Accent Travel office.

Sweet Home Alabama

Dexters of
River took
a trip in
2004 and
this sun-
set at
Lake on
Special to the

100 days

Special to the Chronicle
Kindergarten pupils at Inverness Primary School recently celebrated the 100th day of class-
es, dressed in hats they decorated especially for the event.

Having a ball

Frank Strifler
and Pat
Tomasello were
the King and
Queen of the
Nature Coast
Club's second
annual Royal
Ball on Jan. 15
at Seven Rivers
Country Club.
The "royal"
crowd danced to
the music of
Debby G. and
dined on what
many referred to
as a sumptuous
repast. Call Bill
Fuller, club presi-
dent, at 746-
4950, or log on
to www~citrus-
Special to the Chronicle

* Send photos and infor-
mation to Pet Spotlight,
c/o Citrus County
Chronicle, 1624 N.
Meadowcrest Blvd.,
Crystal River, FL 34429.




Veterans NOTES--


Veterans Coalition
officers installed
Special to the Chronicle

The monthly meeting of the
Citrus County Veterans Coalition
was Saturday, Feb. 5, with the
installation of the newly elected
officers and directors. Chairman
Chris Gregoriou immediately called
for Officers Reports setting priori-
ties for 2005 for the year-old
Treasurer Mike Gudis
announced that the organization
finally received the IRS letter of
Tax Exemption that is retroactive tc
March 2004 making the coalition a
tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable
organization and making all dona-
tions tax deductible. Mike has beer
working on this ever since the
inception of the coalition last
The treasurer's report also
advised the board that we are
quite close to having the neces-
sary funds to complete the pur-
chase of approximately 1,000
American flags, staffs and brackets
for '"The Flags in the Classroom
Campaign," which is the first com-
munity service project of the coali-
tion. State Rep. Charlie Dean and
State Sen. Nancy Argenziano
helped put us close to our goal
with their contributions. The next
step is getting flag specification
approval from the Citrus County
School Board and making presen-
tation arrangements to each school
principal .
- Membership Chairman John
IBing reported the first-year mem-
Ilership exceeded 400 members
and associate member cards have
,been issued. There have been
'some unclaimed paid applications
that are still outstanding. Members
:iho have paid their dues but
haven't t received their membership
Iard are advised to contact John al
'746-0826. Also, 2005 renewals are
'due and payable by March 1. One
'hundred eighty-four members have
:already renewed with three
:becoming Life Time Members.
All members present at the
:meeting were asked to indicate the
:top three priorities they feel the
'coalition can work on to benefit all
'veterans in and around Citrus
County. The Citrus County
Resource Center and VA Clinic
,was at the top of the list.
The monthly meeting for March
:will be a general membership
*meeting and new membership
,campaign from 1 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, at the
National Guard Armory in Crystal
River. Speakers will be national,
state, county and city representa-
tives and VA representatives,
'bringing a wealth of information
that will be of interest to all local
veterans. All veterans organiza-

tions are invited or send represen-
tatives for the meeting. All present
members of the Citrus County
Veterans Coalition are urged to
attend and bring prospective mem-
bers with them. This also will be a
membership campaign to help
build the organization to its poten-
tial of thousands of voices to repre-
sent the 26,000 Citrus County vet-
I erans in all phases of veteran's
Visit the ccvc.org Web site for
information about veterans affairs
numbers, list of officers and direc-
tors, news and information, chair-
man's news letter and progress
that the coalition has made in its
initial year of activity.
Military retirees, family mem-
bers and friends of the military
services are invited to attend the
2005 Military Retiree
Appreciation Day, Saturday at
The Florida Mall Hotel, 1500 Sand
Lake Road, Orlando. The event
will be hosted by the Fort Stewart
Retirement Services Office and the
3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized)
and Fort Stewart, Ga.
Registration for the event will be
from 8 to 9 a.m. A speakers' pro-
gram addressing legislation affect-
ing military retiree pay and benefits
and current military retiree issues
will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Plaza
Grand Ballroom, mezzanine level.
Following the speakers' pro-
gram, a county fair will be from
noon to 3 p.m. Representatives will
be available to provide assistance,
I information and to issue military ID
cards. Representatives include
Fort Stewart Retirement Services,
Casualty Area Command, Social
Security, Veterans Affairs, TRI-
CARE, Delta Dental, AAFES,
Commissary and various veterans
service organization. Retirees and
dependents who need new ID
cards should bring supporting doc-
t Retirees, family members and
friends of all the military services
are invited and encouraged to
attend. Call the Fort Stewart
Retirement Services Office, (912)
767-3326 or -5013, or e-mail
Korean War Veterans
Association, Citrus Chapter 192
meets at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday
each month at VFW Post 10087 in
Beverly Hills. Any Korean War
Veteran, including any veteran who
served a tour of duty in Korea after
1954 to present, is eligible to
become a member. Call
Commander Ken Heisner, 563-
0585, or Vice Commander Louis
Poulin, 344-8334./
VFW Edward W. Penno Post
4864 serves dinners starting at 5
p.m. Friday. Carry-outs available.
The entrees for March will be
Swiss steak Friday, roast pork
March 11, corned beef and cab-
bage March 18 and baked chicken

March 25.
VFW Edward W. Penno Post
4864 will have its monthly meeting
at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the post
home. For more information, call
Commander Jack Walker at 465-
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4864
will have its monthly meeting at 7
p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the post
home. Call President Fay Ziech,
Bingo is played at 1 p.m.
Tuesday at the post.
Shuffleboard tournaments start
at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Breakfast is served starting at 8
a.m. Saturday.
The post home is at 10199 N.
Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus
Springs, (352) 465-4864. The pub-
lic is welcome at all events.
The Allen-Rawls American
Legion Post 77 of Inverness
invites all veterans of Inverness
and Lecanto to join them. Meetings
are at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday
monthly at the Key Training Center
building, 130 Heights Ave.,
Inverness. The executive board
meets the third Thursday monthly.
Call the commander at 341-0971.
Gilley-Long-Osteen VFW
Post 8698 on Highway 40 East,
Inglis, will have a baked ham din-
ner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday..
Ham will be served with scalloped
potatoes, green beans, apple-
sauce, rolls and dessert for a $6
donation. Music will be by Rusty
and Debbie from 6:30 to 10.
Smoke-free dining. Public is wel-
come. Orders to go are welcome.
Call (352) 447-3495.
SAll IILST Veterans and wives
are invited to monthly breakfast
meetings at 9 a.m. the first
Saturday each month at the
Golden Corral Restaurant in
Brooksville. Call 860-2033.
MOC Withlacoochee Pup
Tent 76 meets in Hernando at
VFW Post 4252. The next scratch
and meeting is at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6. Election of new
officers and installation of elected
officers will follow the meeting. The
Cootie dinner will follow at 5 p.m.
The public is always welcome at
the dinners.
The H.F. Nesbitt VFW Post
10087, Beverly Hills, is off County
Road 491 across the street from
Haywire's and directly behind the.
AmSouth Bank. This week's

The next reunion for the first
MOB/Comm Alumni will be Oct.
13-16 in San Antonio, Texas. Call
Don Devine at Don@1stmob.com.
The Combat Infantrymens
Association will host their next
reunion Oct. 6-9 in Tucson, Ariz.
Contact Larry Eckard by e-mail at
or by regular mail at P.O. Drawer
11399, Hickory NC 28603. Phone;
828-256-6008. Web site:
. The former crewmen of the
USS BEXAR (APA-237) will host
their next reunion Sept. 22-25 in
the Washington, D.C. area. If you
served on the USS BEXAR, con-
tact James Redding. His address
is 221 S. Joaquin St., Coalinga, CA
93210. Telephone number is (559)
935-1439 E-mail:
The crew of the USS BOWEN
(FF-1079) is working to put togeth-
er a reunion for anyone who
served aboard. The proposed
plans are for June 2006 in
Charleston, S.C. If you served on
the Bowen, contact Ricky Burke at
925 Charter Club Drive,
Lawrenceville, GA 30043; by
phone at (770) 338-1069 or by e-
mail at ricky_burke@hsb.com.
The former crewmembers of
the USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7) will
meet from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in the
D.C. area for their next reunion. If
you served aboard the Cleveland,
contact Gil Eaton at 1727 Prime St,
West Babylon, NY 11704. Phone:
631-669-2963; E-mail:
The crewmen of the USS
HUNTINGTON (CL-107) will host
their next reunion from Sept. 29 to
Oct. 2 in the Washington, D.C.,
area. For more information about

this reunion, contact Gene Volcik,
6311 Walnut Hills Drive, Austin TX
78723. Phone: (512) 926-7008. E-
mail: evolcik@aol.com.
The next reunion of the mighty
448) will be Sept. 14-18 in Grand
Rapids, Mich. For more informa-
tion, contact Lloyd Whitmer at P.O.
Box 11, Lakeview MI 48850;
Phone: (989) (352) 7478; E-mail:
The former crewmen of the
host their next reunion Nov. 3-6, in,
Tucson, Ariz. If you served on the
contact Jake Jacobs. His address
is 6115 Village 6, Camarillo, CA
93012-6958. Telephone: 805-384-
9153, E-mail: jakeann@juno.com.
The former crewmen of the
USS NEW (DD-818) will host their
next reunion Sept. 8-11, in
Chicago, IL. If you served on the
USS NEW, contact Richard Palmer
at 2545 Housley Road, Annapolis,
MD 21401. Phone: (410) 266-
6353; E-mail:
The second USS RANKIN
(AKA/LKA-103) will be Sept. 29 to
Oct. 2, in San Diego Calif. For
more information, contact Skip
Sander at 153 Mayer Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Phone (412)
367-1376; E-mail
ussrankin@aol.com. Web:
The former crewmen of the
USS RIGEL (AR-11 & AF-58) will
host their next reunion Sept. 22-25,
in Washington, D.C. If you served
on the USS Rigel, contact Bill
Short, 3845 Taylor Road, Auburn,
NY 13021. Phone: (315) 252-5838.
E-mail: DinaMLRS@aol.com.
The crewmen from the USS

ROWE (DD-564) will host their
next reunion Sept. 15-18, in
Nashville, Tenn. For more informa-
tion, contact Bob Wood at 1505
Dogwood Drive, Lakeland FL
33801. Phone (863) 667-3334. E-
DinaMLRS @charterinternet.com.
The former crewmen of the
and VC-77 & VC-96 will host their
next reunion Oct. 20-23 in
Washington, D.C. If you served on
the USS RUDYERD BAY or with
VC-77 or VC-96, contact Ozzie
Amundson, 10624 Hermitage Hills
Drive, Las Vegas, NV 92563;
phone: (702) 240-8084; e-mail:
ussrudyerdbay@yahoo.com or
Mrs. Carlos Broyles, Secty/Treas.,
2614 Murray Ridge Road, San
Diego, CA 92123. Phone: (858)
The crewmembers from the
USS RUPERTUS (DD-851) will
host their next reunion Oct. 20-23
in Lowell, Mass. If you served on
board the Rupertus, contact
Wayne Pompeo, 4214 West
Wisteria, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
Phone: (714) 775-5679. E-mail:
rupertusdd851 @aol.com.
The men of the USS SHEA
(DM-30) will host their next reunion
May 5-8 in Pensacola. For more
information, contact Emie Dyal,
1100 Williams St, McRae, GA
31055. Phone: (912) 868-6120.
33) Association will host its next
reunion Sept. 25-28, in Norfolk, Va.
If you served on board the Simon
Lake, contact Gordon Sanders,
3330 Ridgefield Court, Norfolk, VA
23518-2338. Phone: (757) 588-
2023. E-mail: usn3030@aol.com.


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His wife Jill, son Montel,
parents Lil and Gil Gilbert of
Homosassa and father Elwin
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pray for the safe return of all
military personnel.

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married to Freija Stewart, an
Army sergeant flight medic
who served in Iraq last year.
The couple and their daughter
visited Kelly's parents, John
and Renate Stewart of
Lecanto, for an early
Christmas celebration where
family photos were taken that
included the above with SSgt.
Stewart and his father, Air
Force Chief Master Sgt.
(retired) John Stewart.

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schedule of events and activities is
as follows.
Sunday: Bingo (non-smoking) at
1 p.m. in the big hall.
Monday: Golf outing. Check with
Dick or Jim in the canteen. Dart
tournament at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Pool tournament at 2
p.m. Ladies night from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Bingo in the lounge
at 2 p.m. "Mike" is on the key-
boards at 5 p.m. Hamburgers, hot
dogs, sausages and peppers are
grilled at 6 p.m. The Men's
Auxiliary meeting will be at 6:30
p.m. the second Wednesday
Thursday: Pool tournament at 7
Friday: Lounge bingo starts at 2
p.m. "Mike" is on the keyboards at
5. Friday night dinners are being
served from 5 to 7. Fried grouper
or fried chicken and all the trim-
mings at $6 per plate. Dart touma-
ment at 7.
Saturday: Entertainment
(karaoke/DJ) in the lounge begins
at 7 p.m. featuring a talented host
each week with sandwiches
served around 8:30.
Easter Sunday, March 27:
Doors open at noon with dinner
served between 1 and 3 p.m. Ham
or turkey with all the trimmings will
be $6 per plate. Get your tickets
N Eugene Quinn VFW Post
4337, 906 State Road 44 E.,
Inverness, announces schedule
for this week.
Today: Pool tournament at 2
p.m. Wild Willy 5 to 9.
Monday: Free pool from 9
a.m. to noon. Bar bingo 3 p.m.
Tuesday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
noon. Chicken wings, sweet
potato fries and onion rings, 4 to
7 p.m.
Wednesday: Free pool 9 a.m.
to noon. Homemade spaghetti
dinner by Daryl only $4 from 5 to
7 p.m. Karaoke by Harry S. at 6.
Thursday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
noon. Bar bingo 3 p.m.
Friday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
noon. All-you-can-eat grouper
dinner $6, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Chicken dinner also served.
Karaoke by Marty at 7.
Saturday: Ladies Auxiliary
"Jean's Chicken" dinner $6, 5:30
p.m. Music by Strictly Country at
The Post Honor Guard pro-
vides funeral services for all vet-
erans in Citrus County.
VFW Post 4337 welcomes all
returning service members from
The post displays a perma-
nent "Gold Star and Blue Star"
Mothers' display.
VFW Post 4337 is adopting
the 690th Military Police Unit
from Crystal River. Anyone who
wishes to donate necessary
items to make these 100-plus
troops feel more at home and
offer them a degree of comfort in
Afghanistan can send donations
to Eugene Quinn VFW Post
4337, 906 Highway 44E,
Inverness, FL 34450.
Contact Commander Victor
Houston at 344-3495.
The Leroy Rooks Jr. VFW
Post 4252 in Hernando will
serve a roast beef dinner from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Music
for dancing and listening pleas-
ure will be provided by the
dynamic Katie Lynn from 6:30 to
10:30. Cost is $5.50, and you do
not have to be a member to
enjoy a great night out at our
The post has bar bingo at 2
p.m. Sunday. The Ladies
Auxiliary hosts bingo games at
10:30 a.m. Saturday and doors
open at 9 a.m. The Auxiliary also
sponsors bar bingo at 2 p.m.
The post Honor Guard is avail-
able for funeral services at
Bushnell National Cemetery,
local cemeteries, or any house of
worship. Upon request, the
Honor Guard will also provide
school visits, flag ceremonies or
support any other patriotic relat-
ed subject. Call John Stewart at
The post Ladies Auxiliary is
starting a Junior Girls Division for
girls 5 to 16 years old. Call Judy

Prive at 726-3339.
Our post will host a bonanza
bingo at 10:30 a.m. April 2. The
$30 package will include lunch.
There will be a post flea mar-
ket April 10. Call Andy Bachinsky
at 726-3339 to reserve a table
and for details. Donations for it
are sincerely appreciated.
The post Web page is at
www.debbiefields.com, and you
can e-mail us at
The Dart League meets and
competes at 6:45 p.m.
The post and Ladies Auxiliary

regularly visit several local nursing
homes. They encourage anyone to
join them and spread some cheer
to veterans who served this coun-
try and who now need our support.
Call for details.
The next post and Ladies
Auxiliary meeting is at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10. Nominations
for next year's post and auxiliary
officers will occur that evening.
There will be an initiation for new
Ladies Auxiliary members.
Call Bob Prive, VFW Post 4252
commander, at 726-3339.
The Marine Corps League
Citrus Detachment 819 meets at
7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly
at the VFW 4252 in Hemando.
Call Bob Deck at 527-1577 or
Ralph at 726-7836.
The Marine Corps League
Samuel R. Wall Detachment
1139 meets at 7 p.m. the third
Thursday monthly at the VFW
7122 in Floral City.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the'
Marine Corps League meets at
7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday
monthly at the VFW 7122 in Floral
The Military Order of Devil
Dogs Meeting: contact Chris at
Anyone who knows of a
homeless veteran in need of food,
haircut, voter ID, food stamps,
medical assistance or more blan-
kets is asked to call John Young at
the Hunger and Homeless
Coalition at 628-4357, or pass
along this phone number to the

Gerald A. Shonk DAV
Chapter 70 of Inverness will have
its general meeting at 2 p.m. the
second Tuesday monthly. The
chapter hall is at 1039 N. Paul
Drive near the intersection of U.S.
41 North and Independence
Highway. Call Charles Huelsmann,
commander, (352) 489-9502.
The Yankee Air Force,
Florida Division will conduct its
monthly meeting at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 12, at Dunnellon
Airport off County Road 484.
Guest speaker will be Bob Smyth
who was a Grumman test pilot for
26 years, the first pilot to fly the
F14 Tomcat, flew the A6 Intruder
and spent 10 years with Navy
Carrier Service. The public is invit-
ed to join the group.
The public is also invited to join
the Yankee Air Force members to
have dinner with the bomber crew
at 6 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the
big white hangar at the Dunnellon
Airport. The dinner will be catered
by Brick City. The cost is $15 per
person and includes tip and tax.
There will be limited seating and
the deadline will be March 12 to
get your money in for tickets. Call
Carolyn Mills at (352) 489-3120.
The dates of March 18,19 and
20 is when YAF will be hosting
three World War II airplanes, a B-
17, B-24 and F4U Corsair from the
Collings Foundation along with a
fly-in that should bring out many
other planes for your viewing
pleasure. The bombers should
arrive around 3 p.m. on Friday,
March 18, and will be escorted by

Come celebrate with us March 3, 200E
For 75 years now, it's been our please
special occasion possible, so we'd lik

AT6's. You may reserve a ride on
either of the bombers for a dona-
tion of $400 or for an $8 donation
to Collings Foundation you may
tour the planes. Vendors are want-
ed for this event and may call Mills
to discuss this. There will also be a
pancake breakfast at the hangar
from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and
Sunday, March 19 and 20, and the
public is invited.
YAF is looking for new members
and you need not be a veteran.
Call (352) 489-3120 or (352) 465-
0727 o, visit the Web site at yan-
The North Central Florida
All-Airborne Chapter of the 82nd
Airborne Division Association
invites all Airborne Troopers and
their ladies to attend its next meet-
ing at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12,
at the VFW Post 8083 at 12666 S.
Highway 441, Belleview, FL
34420. The VFW Post is located
just north of the Market of Marion
on Highway 441.
There will be a special guest
speaker from the Homeless
Veterans Burial Program. Name
tags will be distributed to all mem-
bers. All qualified paratroopers and
glidermen are always welcome.
Call Ocala area Chuck Kiernan,
629-0731; The Villages area Joe
Arsenault, 245-1181.
The Dan S. Campbell
Chapter of the 82nd Airborne
Division Association will conduct
meetings in Citrus County at the
VFW Post 4337 on State Road 44
East in Inverness. The first meet-
ing will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April

5, so come on out and maybe you
will meet someone you know or
who was in the same unit. This is
for all Airborne personnel not just
the 82nd Abn. and all services not
just the Army.
Contact Frank Wohifahrt at 795-
Landing Ship Dock (LSD)
sailors of Citrus County meets at 2
p.m. on the fourth Thursday
monthly at Ray's Bar-B-Q in
Crystal River. Call Jimmie at 621-
VFW Post 4337, 906
Highway 44 East, Inverness, (344-
3495) announced today that a
Recognize Vietnam Veterans
event will be at the Post Home at
2 p.m. on Loyalty Day, Sunday,
May 1.
There is a multitude of Vietnam
Veterans residing in our area, and
they will be awarded the Welcome
Home that they so truly deserve.
It's been too long to go without the
words "Well done" or "Thank you"
being said and being meant, prom-
ises Victor Houston, Commander,
who is a Vietnam Veteran and
served in 1970, 1971, and 1972 in
This event is one of hundreds
that will be by VFW and Ladies
Auxiliary VFW members nation-
wide and overseas as part of
VFW's Vietnam Veterans
Recognition Week, May 1-7, 2005.
"Yesterday's Enemies are
Today's Friends" is the motto of
Sharkhunters International, the
world's only multi-national history
organization dedicated to the his-

tory of the World War II German
U-Boat force, their activities, per-
sonnel and patrols.
Every year, they take American
veterans and anyone else interest-
ed in this history, to Europe to
meet German veterans of World
War II and to tour historic places.
We begin in Hamburg and see
the harbor where the battleship
BISMARCK was built. We visit Kiel
and the U-Boat Memorial and the
German Navy Memorial where a
plaque remembering the 52 U.S.
Navy submarines and 3,505 men
of the USN submarine service who
did not return from patrol.
We tour through the only Type
VII-C German U-Boat left in the
world one of the feared "wolf
pack" boats.
In Berlin, we enjoy a special tour
of the secret command bunker
complex of Admiral Doenitz which
is not open to the public.
Naturally, in this cosmopolitan
city, we make time for shopping.
After a day in Kuestrin (Poland)
where the Red Army massed for
their final thrust into Berlin, we
head west to Bremen as our new
HQ and from there, we visit an air
museum with beautifully restored
ME-109 and FW-190 fighters.
We have a special and private
tour of the U-Boat Archives and
we tour through a beautifully
restored Type XXI U-Boat, the
most modern of World War II.
Log onto
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Trips & TOURS

Museum exhibit
The Red Hat Society is plan-
ning a trip to view the Princess
Diana Exhibit at the Florida
International Museum in St.
Petersburg on March 3.
Call Pat at 860-2805.
Motorcoaches depart from Beverly
Hills and Inverness.
BHRA trips
The Beverly Hills Recreation
Association is sponsoring the fol-
lowing day trips:
Saturday, March 12: Princess
Diana Exhibition at St. Petersburg
Museum. Call Cheryl at 860-2805
or (888) 282-8008.
Sunday, March 20: Butterfly
Festival at Sunken Gardens in St.
Petersburg. Call Cheryl at 860-
2805 for details.
Tuesday, April 5: Cypress
Gardens trip to the newly reopened
attraction. Lunch is on your own.
Call Cheryl at 860-2805.
Sunday, April 24: The World
Series Champion Boston Red Sox
will play the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays. A bus departs the BHRA
parking lot at 9 a.m. for Tropicana
Field for the 1:15 game. Tickets
are on sale at the BHRA office.
Nov. 19: The BHRA is hosting
a Thanksgiving Cruise departing
from Tampa. Call Pat at 352-860-
CRWC bus trip
Crystal River Woman's Club is
going to visit Orlando Wednesday,
March 16. This is a day trip to the
Harry P. Leu Gardens, the
Mennello Museum of American
Folk Art and lunch at the
('heesecake Factory. Call Joan at
564-8773 or JoAnn at 382-1138.
CRWC cruise
The Crystal River Women's
Club has organized a springtime
fund-raising cruise to benefit CASA
and Daystar. The cruise is sailing
April 3 for seven nights from
Tampa. Round-trip motorcoach and
other bonuses included. Call Joan
-at 564-8773.

Casino trip
St. Thomas Catholic Church is
sponsoring a motorcoach trip to
Biloxi, Miss., departing March 29.
Fully escorted. Call Ralph Koplar,
382-3773, or Joan Johnson, 382-
Red Hat cruise
Sail the Eastern Caribbean with
the Red Hatters April 15, three
nights, to: Nassau and Cocoa Cay.
Price, based on double occupancy,
includes roundtrip bus to Port
Canaveral. Call Betty at 860-1140
or Lenore at (800) 306-7477.
Biloxi trip
Friends of the Community
Centers has arranged a four-day,
three-night trip to Biloxi, Miss., May
15-18, including two breakfasts,
one dinner and four casino visits..
Call Jennie at 344-2540.
Alaska tour
The Central Florida Elks
Lodges are taking cabin bookings
for a seven-day cruise to Alaska
followed by a six-day escorted land
tour. This 13-day cruisetour is June
13-25. Call Jim Sterin at 527-0947.
To reserve a cabin, call (800) 746-
3466. This event is a benefit for the
Elks Harry-Anna Charities.
Alaska get-away
Jim McGuane of Knights of
Columbus Council 6168, Beverly
Hills, has organized an Alaska
cruise vacation for council mem-
bers and friends. The Knights will
sail from Vancouver Sept. 9.
Packaged with this Alaska cruise
is roundtrip air, and motorcoach.
This cruise is open to the public.
For information, call Dorothy
Squire at 726-2889.
Oct. 23 cruise
The All Saints Knights of
Columbus Council 6954 of
Homosassa, has organized a
seven-night cruise vacation to raise
funds for the Knights of Columbus.
Guests will sail from Tampa Bay
Oct. 23 bound for Grand Cayman,

Costa Maya, Mexico and Cozumel,
Roundtrip motorcoach is includ-
ed from Citrus County.
Call Bob Dunton for information
on the Knights of Columbus at
To take part in this fund-raiser,
call Lenore Deck at 726-2889.
Cruise get-away

The Canteen Cruisers, a local
veterans travel club, has planned
its next cruise get-away. The
Cruisers will sail Nov. 17 for eight
nights, and visit the countries of
Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama,
as part of their trip's deep Southern
Caribbean itinerary.
Call Dorothy at 726-6298 or
Ralph at 746-6752.
Dec. 10 cruise

Brentwood Travel Club has a
cruise leaving Dec. 10. Round-trip
motorcoach to the pier from Citrus
County. Call Becky at 527-8855.
BHCA cruise

The Beverly Hills Civic
Association, a non-profit organi-
zation, is sponsoring a seven-night
Western Caribbean cruise sailing
from Tampa Dec. 11. Ports of call
include Grand Cayman, Cozumel,
Costa Maya and Belize. This fund-
raising cruise is open to the public.
Call the BHCA office at 746-2657.
K of C to sail
Jim Olmstead of Knights of
Columbus Council 6391
(Inverness), has organized a
seven-night cruise vacation to raise
funds for the important local charity
work of the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights will set sail from
Tampa Bay Jan. 22. The ship will
sail,to Grand Cayman, Costa
Maya, Mexico and Cozumel,
Roundtrip motorcoach is includ-
ed from Citrus County. Call
Dorothy Squire at 726-0376.

Trade shows offer

tempting tickets

for global travelers

Continuing my visit to the trade show, I
found such a variety of merchandise,
tastefully displayed some surprising,
others necessary, and come "for the fun of it"
However, I gave out a squeal when I saw rice-
paper napkins from Japan. What's the big deal
about napkins? Well, I first discovered them
dining in a lovely restaurant on our first trip to
Japan, and immediately became entranced with
them. They are so colorfully beautiful, adding
elegance to a set table, and delightful to the
touch. Returning home from Japan
on this and subsequent trips, sever-
al napkin sets accompanied me for :-.
gifts and personal use. I received so *.
very may compliments on them.
When I ran out, I discovered them in
a store in the Japanese section of
Chicago, however, I couldn't find
any down here. Marianne and I just
drooled over them and she bought
several sets for the shop. They are a
bit pricey, but they do add color and Anne t
elegance to the table and bring rave MEM4
notices from your guests. They are OF A TI
circular with scalloped edges. COUNS
The Japanese do marvelous
things using rice paper I also like
their wallets, which also are very colorful, but
slim and comfortable to carry within your purse
and last a long, long time.
The final section of the show we visited, was
jewelry. There were mobs around the counters
and I know why-- the prices were incredible. It
was the last day of the show, and, as always, ven-
dors don't like to lug back the merchandise, so
the prices drop low.
I glimpsed, looked, and closed my eyes think-
ing "I have only two ears, one neck, two shoul-
ders, so why buy more jewelry when I have a
drawer full." Maybe that wasn't such a good
decision after all, since there will be birthdays
and other such events coming up where jewelry
would have been the perfect gift
At Travel Shows, we'd come home with silks,'
jewelry, and other such unusual items from for-

eign countries, which we deeply appreciated.
We also received invitations to Farm Trips, and
were lucky to win wonderful trips, which was
very exciting.
Trade shows are fun to attend, you learn a lot
and make friendly contacts.
I had a call from Jane Mantey who, with her
husband, visited Slovakia on a bus tour. We dis-
cussed several sights, etc., but one I did not see,
"ladies of the night" at the border bus stop. Will
surprise never cease? It was a delightful con-
Who else visited Slovakia? our
President this past Thursday He met
with Russian President Vladimir
Putin at the Castle in Bratislava. I vis-
ited the Castle several times on my
trips there. It was built on the site of
a Roman encampment. Caesar spent
quite some time in that area with his
army, and there's evidence to prove
it. The Castle is located on the
'usillo promontory overlooking the Danube
DIRS River I have seen it from the sky, the
RAVEL city and the river, which is the most
;ELOR impressive sight. President Bush
received quite a welcome from the
Slovak people who welcomed him,
"en masse," in the square and were impressed
with his speech according to the reception he
Don't forget 3 p.m. next Sunday we'll see
you at Cinnamon Sticks on State Road 44 in
Inverness for coffee and ... to discuss life in
Eastern Pennsylvania and the country, Slovakia.
It should be very delightful, humorous and
entertaining as the reminiscing words are
uttered, "when you were living there, did
you....?" And so on. See you there!

Anne Fusillo and her husband, Frank,
owned a travel agency in Wheaton, Ill., for 17
years. Questions or comments? Give her a call
at 564-9552.

SchoolMENUS -

Monday: Breakfast Ham and
cheese toast, mixed fruit, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Sausage pizza, baked
potato/cheese, vegetarian plate,
salad shakers, peas and carrots,
corn, peaches, milk, juice.
Tuesday: Breakfast Sausage
patty, toast, pineapple, milk, orange
Lunch Tacos, ham and
cheese sandwich, salad shakers,
vegetarian plate, spinach, baked
beans, mixed fruit, vanilla pudding,
milk, juice.
Wednesday: Breakfast -
Grilled cheese, peaches, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Hot dog on bun,
lasagna with ground beef, salad
shakers, vegetarian plate, potato
smiles, lima beans, pineapple, roll,
milk, juice.
Thursday: Breakfast -
Pineapple muffin, mixed fruit, milk,
orange juice.
Lunch Chili with beans,
saltines, turkey sandwich on ham-

burger bun, salad shakers, vege- .
tarian plate, corn, peas, mixed fruit,
oatmeal cookie, milk, juice.
Friday: Breakfast Cereal,
mini pancakes, toast, pineapple,
tater tots, milk, orange juice.
Lunch Salisbury steak, tuna
salad sandwich, vegetarian .late,
rice and gravy, green beans,
orange, roll, peach crisp, milk,
Monday: Breakfast Ham and
cheese toast, mixed fruit, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Hamburger, Salisbury
steak, jerk chicken salad, french
fries, peas, peaches, banana, roll,
milk, juice.
Tuesday: Breakfast Sausage
patty, toast, pineapple, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Sausage pizza, fish
scribbles, corn, broccoli, three
bean salad, mixed fruit, vanilla
pudding, milk, juice.
Wednesday: Breakfast -
Grilled cheese, peaches, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.

Lunch Spaghetti and meat
sauce, chef salad edible bowl,
french fries, turnip greens, peach-
es, orange, roll, oatmeal cookie,
milk, juice.
Thursday: Breakfast -
Pineapple muffin, mixed fruit, tater
tots, milk, orange fuice.
Lunch Taco burger, turkey
edible bowl, mixed vegetables,
refried beans, green beans,
pineapple, peach crisp, milk, juice.
Friday: Breakfast Waffle
sticks, sausage and biscuit, cereal,
toast, tater tots, pineapple, milk,
orange juice.
Lunch Pepperoni pizza,
lasagna with ground beef, tuna edi-
ble bowl, pasta salad, corn, lima
beans, apple, milk, juice.
Monday: Breakfast Ham and
cheese toast, mixed fruit, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Shrimp popper plate,
seasoned noodles, corn, spinach,
baked beans, pineapple, peaches,
sausage pizza, hoagie sandwich,
hamburger bar, salad bar, milk.

Tuesday: Breakfast Sausage-
patty, toast, pineapple, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Chili with beans, peas,
mixed fruit, oatmeal cookie,
saltines, sausage pizza, hoagie
sandwich, chicken sandwich bar,
salad bar, milk.
Wednesday: Breakfast -
Grilled cheese, peaches, tater tots,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Lasagna with ground .
beef, pasta salad, green beans,
black-eyed peas, apple, pineapple,
roll, pineapple cream cake,
sausage pizza, hamburger bar,
salad bar, milk.
Thursday: Breakfast -
Pineapple muffin, mixed fruit, tater
tots, milk, orange juice.
Lunch Country fried steak,
rice and gravy, lima beans, orange,
mixed fruit, peach crisp, roll, pep-
peroni pizza, hoagie sandwich,
barbecued rib bar, salad bar, milk.
Friday: Breakfast Cheese
toast, cereal, toast, doughnut, bis-
cuit and gravy, tater tots, pineap-
ple, milk, orange juice.


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Lunch Broasted chicken,
mashed potatoes with gravy, broc-
coli, com, peaches, roll, pepperoni
pizza, hoagie sandwich, hamburg-
er bar, salad bar, milk.
Menus are subject to change
without notice.
Monday: Barbecued chicken,
honey glazed carrots, country style
mashed potatoes, two slices wheat
bread with margarine, fresh
orange, low-fat milk.
Tuesday: Tuna noodle casse-
role, green beans, stewed toma-
toes and rice, two slices whole
wheat bread with margarine, diced
peach cup, low-fat milk.
Wednesday: Chicken Caesar
salad, Caesar salad dressing, mar-

inated three-bean salad, two slices
wheat bread with margarine, mixed
fruit, low-fat milk.
Thursday: Hot dog with mus-
tard, sweet potato, steamed cab-
bage, two slices whole wheat
bread with margarine, molasses
cookie, low-fat milk.
Friday: Chicken and sausage
jambalaya, yellow rice, mixed veg-
etables, tossed salad with French
dressing, wheat bread with mar-
garine, peach crisp, low-fat milk.
Congregate dining sites include:
East Citrus, Crystal River,
Homosassa Springs, Inverness,
and South Dunnellon.
For information, call Support
Services at 795-6264.

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* Move BET channel 36 to channel 96
* Move Sunshine channel from channel 39 to
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* Add Hallmark channel to channel 17
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Andrew Tomasiello of
Dunnellon and Marcia
Tomasiello of Kentucky are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Suzanne "Suzi" Tomasiello to
Adam Moore, son of Kari and
Ralph Chase of Dunnellon and
Billy and Doreen Moore of
The bride-elect was born in
Murphy, N.C., and resides in
Citrus Springs. She is a student,
at Central Florida Community

First B'E1TfDAY

Brileyann Laurel Eldridge
celebrates her first birthday.
Brileyann is the daughter of
Bret and Cheryl Eldridge of
Inverness. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Lewis and Kathy
Smith of Inverness. Paternal
grandparents are William and
Patricia Eldridge of Inverness.

College and will graduate in
August with an AA in Allied
Health. She is presently
employed at St. Margaret's
Episcopal Church.
The future bridegroom was
born in Westbrooke, Maine,
and resides in Citrus Springs.
He is a graduate of high school
and specialty trade schooling
and is the owner of Artistic
Tile & Marble.
The wedding is set for June
25 at St. Anne's Episcopal
Church in Crystal River.

* Obituaries must be sub-
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* Obituaries and funeral
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to show video
Special to the Chronicle
The March meeting of the
Citrus Model Railroad Club
will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Lakes Region Library in
The program will consist of a
video of the Irish Railroad
titled "From Derry to Kerry"
The public and prospective
members are invited.
Call Bob Horrell at 382-7345
or Norm Schoss at 341-3128.

Trabert Wells
' Courtney and Kaitlyn Trabert announce the engagement of
their mother, Barbara, to Leon E. Wells Jr. Barbara is the,
daughter of David and Kathy Clendennin of Deltona. Leon is
the son of Leon and Marilyn Wells of Homosassa. Barbara is a;

nursing student at
Daytona Beach
Community College
and is employed at
Courtesy Chevrolet
in Orlando. Leon is
employed with Swift
Transportation Inc.
A wedding is
planned for Oct. 8th.

Courtney and Kaitlyn announce 'e
engagement of their mother

IWorld Know...
The Chronicle imnites readers to announce
weddings. anniversaries. engagements..
birth announcements and first birthdays.
There is no charge for the service.
Forms are available at our offices
in Meadowcrest. Inverness'
IF and Beverh Hills. For more'
rmation. call Linda Johnson
at 563-5660.
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25th Anniversary

Special to the Chronicle
On Jan. 11, the Citrus County Genealogical Society celebrated Its 25th anniversary. Former
officers of the Society were honored for their contributions. Past officers who attended the
meeting were, from left: Joanne Dunton, Robert Bruce, Norman Cantara, Jean Gilmore, Alice
Clingan, Dolly Silva, Jeanne Bonnitt. The next meeting of the Genealogical Society is at 10
a.m. March 8 at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Lecanto. Non-members
are welcome.

Four generations

Special to the Chronicle
Four generations recently came into Big Al's Bi.lliards in
Crystal River to play a friendly game of pool. Pictured, from
left are: Chad MacArthur of Beverly Hills, who plays on the
Central Florida ACS 8 Ball League; his mother, Dondi
Squires of Portage, Mich.; his grandfather, Jim Squires of
Beverly Hills; and his great-grandmother, Mildred Richards
of Crystal River.

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:Citrus Speedway, beating
Tommy Schnader and Lee
Collins to the line.
In Mini Stocks, Robbie Storer
was first, followed by Jim Curry
and Jay McKenzie.
The 4-Cylinder Bombers fea-
;ture went to John Chichton, with
:Donald Guy and John Cummins
taking second and third.
Hobby Stocks were captured
by Curtis Flanagan. James
Batson was second and Don
Teague third.
Rick Kase took the checkered
flag in the Sportsman division,
followed by James Batson and
Frank Buchanan.
The Thunder Stock feature
went to Glen Colyer. D.J.
Macklin.took second, followed
by Rick Badessa.
In Figure 8s, Robbie Hage
won, Donnie Thomas was sec-
ond and Darryl Hage third.
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Bret Baliszewski doesn't get excited

about much except his golfgame

Bret Baliszewski's disposition is just like his golf
Nice and easy.
He speaks at a laid-back volume, reminiscent of beach
bums and sun worshippers.
"I get that a lot," he said, slinking back into his chair
"I'm just easy going."
He waxes convincingly about his dislike of hip-hop
music, and his preference for rock acts such as Incubus
and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
"I also like bands that not a lot of people hear of," he
said. "When they get big, then I start disliking them."
When the subject jumps from alternative rockers to
fairways, something clicks. The eyes that once seemed
slack become precise, and Baliszewski's voice dips
slightly to a more serious baritone.
Behind his no-worries stare, the intensity of a cham-
pion lurks.
"I'm really competitive and I can't stand losing," he
said. "I would much rather put all the pressure on
myself than give anyone else on my team a chance to
mess up. If I lose in golf, there's no one to blame but
Nobody had to blame Baliszewski this season. The

Bret Baliszewski, senior, Lecanto, Golfer of the Year:
Led the county with a stroke average of 38.6.
Finished second at the 2A-District 3 tournament with
a 73, which led Lecanto to a fourth-place finish and a
spot at regionals.
Charlie Hendrick, junior, Citrus: Had a season stroke
average of 39.8. Finished tied for first place at the
Citrus County Activities Association tournament with a
score 77, leading his team to a second-place finish.
Shot a team-best 78 at regionals.
Nick Kane, sophomore, Lecanto: Had a season stroke
average of 40. Finished tied for first place at the
Citrus County Activities Association tournament with a
score 77, leading his team to a first-place finish.
Brad Davies, junior, Citrus: Had a season stroke aver.
age of 40. Shot a team-best 80 at the lA-District 6
tournament, leading his team to a second-place finish.
J.A. Colasanti, senior, Citrus: Had a season stroke
average of 40. Shot an 80 at the 2A-District 3 tourna-
ment, helping Lecanto to a fourth-place finish and a
spot at regionals.

second in
the district
with a one-over
par 73. He led his
team to a county title
and its first regional
tournament in almost a
decade. He was named the
county's best boys golfer and can
now add Chronicle Golfer of the
Year to his mantle.
"He brought a lot of confidence,"
Lecanto coach Chuck Holstein said.
"Every time he played, he felt he would
play well.
"The kids were confident in him, and
would all agree that he was the best
To say Baliszewski loves golf would be
understating the issue. He lives it, and
his desire to keep at it is as solid as his
grip on a club.
"If I'm not working or sick or sleeping,
I'll have a golf club in my hand" he said.
"I just work on trying to get better"
Ask him about his grade point average
and it's "I'm not really sure." His stroke
average for the season?
His life revolves around the game.
When's he's not in school, he's taking les-
sons with Rodney Cook at Black Diamond or
he's working at Mr. T's golf shop in Citrus
'"A lot of my friends play," he said. "I'm real-
ly tight with everyone on the golf team. Instead
of going to the movies or hitting the mall up, we
go hit a bucket of balls or play."
Golf also has a deep history for Baliszewski.
He's been playing since he was 9.
"I used to play basketball, football, baseball,
everything," he said. "Golf is just one of those
things that you can just play if you've got nothing
else going on. My dad got me a 7-iron and it was a
foot tall and we would just pound balls off the range
when I was little.
"I was always like, 'I want to hit the ball as far as
you,' and he was hitting the ball like 200 yards," he
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Gonzales soars to state title

Three Pirates,

Dimitrion all
earn top-6spots
Bobby Gonzalez just six min-
utes to validate 14 years of
hard work and endless dedi-
cation to wrestling.
Achieving so much in such
a short time frame may seem
impossible, but the
Dunnellon senior easily
accomplished the feat
Saturday night. Gonzalez (35-
3) manhandled Cardinal
Gibbons senior Hunter
Brown (35-7) 12-6 to win the
Class A, 152-pound, Florida
High School Athletic
Association Wrestling Finals
"It feels awesome, unbe-
lievable," said Gonzalez, the

first state champion in the
Tigers' nine-year wrestling
history. "That's all I've been
thinking about since I've
been going to this school;.
being a state champion."
Gonzalez, 18, began
wrestling at the age of 4 in St
Claire Shores, Mich. Success
came easily for the natural,
as he experienced two
Amateur Athletic Union state
titles. But reaching the cham-
pionship level in high school
always was his No. 1 goal.
"He deserves it,"
Dunnellon coach Aaron
Richardson said. "He wres-
tled the smartest I've seen
him wrestle this weekend.
He peaked at the right time."
Gonzalez's title also quali-
fied him for the national high
school wrestling tournament
in Cleveland. The tourna-
ment is scheduled for the last
weekend in March.
The top-2 wrestlers at each,
weight class automatically
Unfortunately, no other
area-wrestler qualified.
Citrus senior Marlin

Dimitrion, however, is hoping
his third-place finish at 125
can secure him a spot as an
alternate. He won the conso-
lation final with a 6-4 over-
time decision against Lemon
Bay senior Zach Winch (38-8).
"I've got to find out how
that works," Hurricanes
assistant coach Mike Porcelli
said. "I'm going to look into
Dimitrion (38-3) lost his
chance for a state title with a
13-5 major decision at the
hands ofJensen Beach junior
Justin Browning (40-4) on
Friday. Browning placed sec-
ond, losing the championship
to Clay sophomore Clay
Baudendistel (42-9).
Dimitrion lost 15-10 to
Baudendistel in the regional
A trio of, Crystal River
wrestlers junior Seth Metz
and seniors Richard Drawdy
and Ryan Stephens also'
placed among the top 6 in
their respective weight class,
each earning a spot on the
All-State Team.
"We battled all weekend,"

Pirates coach Craig
Frederick said. "I'm pretty
proud of them.
"I can remember (placing)
two when I had a first and a
third, but I can't remember
three. It's got to be way up
Drawdy (30-6) placed
fourth at 189 to lead Crystal
River. He lost a 13-3 major
decision to Monsignor Pace
senior Christopher Martinez
(36-3) in the consolation final.
Martinez also knocked
Drawdy out of the champi-
onship bracket on Friday
with a 19-7 major decision.
Stephens (28-8) finished in
fifth place at heavyweight
after pinning Bay junior
Jerimiah Warren (17-5) at
3:35. Metz (31-7) placed sixth
at 171 after losing 13-10 to
Hernando junior David Pritz
Lecanto junior Mike Musto
(32-3) entered the day need-
ing just one win to guarantee
a top-6 finish. But in his first
match, against Bolles senior
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Friday's Games
New Jersey 93, Charlotte 86
Denver 97, Memphis 94, OT
Indiana 106, Cleveland 82
Toronto 106, Milwaukee 102
Chicago 97, Washington 90
Boston 109, Utah 102
Detroit 111, L.A. Lakers 90
Saturday's Games
Miami 101, Orlando 98
Chicago 94, Charlotte 90
New York 90, Indiana 79
Sacramento 101, Philadelphia 99
Memphis 84, San Antonio 82
Phoenix 124, Dallas 123
Sunday's Games

Heat 101, Magic 98
Hill 12-17 4-6 28, Howard 5-11 2-2 12, Cato
2-4 1-2 5, Francis 5-14 6-1016, Nelson 5-10 3-
4 13, Battle 0-2 2-2 2, Garrity 2-5 0-0 4,
Turkoglu 5-9 2-2 14, Augmon 1-3 0-0 2,
Christie 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 38-79 20-28 98.
MIAMI (101)
E.Jones 5-10 4-4 15, Haslem 4-7 1-2 9,
Doleac 5-16 0-0 10, D.Jones 6-14 0-0 14,
Wade 8-13 9-12 25, Anderson 1-4 0-0 2,
Laettner 3-6 2-2 8, Dooling 3-4 0-0 6, Butler 4-
11 4-4 12. Totals 39-85 20-24 101. .
Orlando 22 18 31 27 98
Miami 20 26 24 31 101
3-Point Goals-Orlando 2-7 (Turkoglu 2-2,
Francis 0-1, Garrity 0-2, Nelson 0-2), Miami 3-
12 (D.Jones 2-5, E.Jones 1-3, Butler 0-4).
Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Orlando 50
(Cato 10), Miami 49 (Haslem, Doleac 8).
Assists-Orlando 19 (Nelson 7), Miami 15
(D.Jones 5). Total Fouls-Orlando 22, Miami
20. A-20,043 (19,600).\
Kings 101, 76ers 99
Williamson 7-11 3-3 17, Songaila 2-5 0-0 4,
Miller 5-11 1-2 11, Mobley 7-1.7 3-3,17, Bibby
5-17 6-6 19, Thomas 5-12 6-8 16, House 4-6
0-0 11, Evans 3-6 0-0 6, Skinner 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 38-86 19-22 101.
Korver 3-9 1-1 10, Webber 7-20 2-2 16,
Dalembert 4-6 0-2 8, Iguodala 5-8 7-9 18,
Iverson 10-26 6-9 27, McKie 0-1 0-0 0,
Rogers 3-7 0-0 8,'M.Jackson 5-13 2-2 12,
Ollie 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-92 18-25 99.
Sacramento 26 19 29 27 101
Philadelphia 31 19 25 24 99
3-Point Goals-Sacramento 6-19 (House
3-4, Bibby 3-7, Miller 0-1, Evans 0-2, Mobley
0-5), Philadelphia 7-19 (Korver 3-7, Rogers 2-
5, Iverson 1-3, Iguodala 1-3, McKie 0-1).
Fouled Out-Williamson. Rebounds-
Sacramento 56 (Thomas 10), Philadelphia 57
(Dalembert, Webber 11). Assists-
Sacramento 22 (Bibby 8), Philadelphia 25
(Iverson 14). Total Fouls-Sacramento 19,
Philadelphia 21. Technicals-Mobley. A-
21,068. (20,444).
Bulls 94, Bobcats 90

Deng 4-8 0-1 8, Davis 7-9 6-7 20, Curry 5-
13 6-7 16, Hinrich 4-15 0-0 11, Duhon 2-6 2-
W,2 8, Nocioni 1-3 1-1 3, Chandler 0-0 1-2 1,
S _ i Gordon 2-5 5-5 11, Harrington 5-11 2-4 12,
Pargo 1-3 0-0 2, Griffin 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 31-
@ 74 25-31 94.
Th.Smith 3-4 0-0 6, Okafor 9-20 8-11 26,
Ely 4-9 0-1 8, Knight 3-11 4-6 10, Rush 5-9 2-
2 13, Kapono 2-7 0-0 4, Allen 3-7 3-3 9,
Bogans 2-9 1-2 5, Hart 2-6 5-7 9. Totals 33-
82 23-32 90.
Chicago 26 25 25 18 94
Charlotte 27 29 16 18 90
3-Point Goals-Chicago 7-15 (Hinrich 3-5,
Gordon 2-3, Duhon 2-5, Pargo 0-1, Nocioni 0-
1), Charlotte 1-5 (Rush 1-3, Hart 0-1,
Th.Smith 0-1). Fouled Out-None.
Rebounds-Chicago 57 (Harrington 9),
Charlotte 50 (Okafor 12). Assists-Chicago
17 (Hinrich 5), Charlotte 14 (Hart 5). Total
Fouls-Chicago 24, Charlotte 22.

Str Home
W-1 19-9
L-3 15-11
W-1 15-12
W-2 17-11
W-2 16-12

Str Home
W-1 23-5
L-1 21-7
L-2 19-7
L-3 9-18
L-7 8-19

Str Home
W-6 20-7
L-1 21-5
W-2 18-10
L-1 16-12
L-1 15-11

Str Home
L-1 24-2
L-1 18-10
L-'2 18-11
W-1 18-10
L-2 8-17

Str Home
W-3 20-8
L-2 16-13
W-2 16-9
W-1 14-11
L-4 11-16

Str Home
W-2 20-6
W-1 20-8
L-1 19-11
W-1 18-10
W-2 11-17

Away Conf
9-19 17-15
9-20 16-16
6-21 12-19
7-21 14-20

Away Conf
18-11 28-6
9-19 15-17
2-24 5-28
2-25 6-27

Away Conf
7-20 17-17

Away Conf
18-11 25-9
19-7 22-11
3-26 7-26

Away Conf
18-7 25-10
8-20 9-20
6-21 13-20

Away Conf
23-7 24-9
9-14 18-16
6-21 14-21
5-21 8-26

L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at New Jersey, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Milwaukee, 3 p.m.
Utah at Houston, 4 p.m.
Sacramento at Washington, 6 p.m.
Denver at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Miami at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Portland, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Golden State, 9 p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
Monday's Games
San Antonio at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at New York, 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m.

Technicals-Chicago Defensive Three
Second, Chicago coach Skiles, Davis, Knight.
A-17,495. (23,319).
Knicks 90, Pacers 79
Jackson 2-9 0-0 5, O'Neal 8-17 8-12 24,
Pollard 2-3 0-0 4, Johnson 4-8 2-2 10, Miller
6-12 1-1 14, Croshere 2-7 2-2 6, Gill 0-2 1-2
1, F.Jones 1-3 2-2 4, Harrison 1-1 4-4 6,
J.Jones 1-2 2-2 5. Totals 27-64 22-27 79.
Sweetney 1-4 1-2 3, T.Thomas 5-8 0-0 11,
K.Thomas 8-15 0-0 16, Crawford 5-9 6-6 17,
Marbury 7-19 7-10 21, J.Williams 4-6 1-2 9,
Hardaway 4-6 0-0 8, Ariza 0-2 1-2 1, Rose 1-
3 0-2 2, Taylor 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 36-74 16-24
Indiana 24 13 23 19 79
New York 27 20 24 19 90
3-Point Goals-In'diana 3-15 (JJones 1-2,
Jackson 1-4, Miller 1-6, Croshere 0-1,
F.Jones 0-1, Johnson 0-1), New York 2-3
(T.Thomas 1-1, Crawford 1-2). Fouled Out-
Jackson. Rebounds-Indiana 39 (O'Neal 9),
New York 49 (K.Thomas 9).Assijsts-Indiana
1.1 (.JhosQn,.4), New York. 19 (Marbury 5).
Total Fouls-Indiana 24, New York 23.
Technicals-Indiana Defensive Three
Second, O'Neal, Marbury. A-19,763.
Grizzlies 84, Spurs 82
Battier 2-7 1-2 5, Cardinal 3-14 3-4 10,
Wright 9-18 1-2 19, Williams 3-10 0-0 7, Miller.
4-7 4-4 12, Watson 5-10 1-1 11, Posey 2-5 5-
7 9, Wells 3-9 2-2 9, Humphrey 0-0 0-0 0,.
Tsakalidis 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 31-82 19-24 84.
Bowen 3-9 1-2 7, Duncan 8-16 11-17 27,
Nesterovic 2-3 0-0 4, Parker 6-13 4-4 16,
Ginobili 4-9 6-6 16, Barry 1-3 1-1 4, Horry 0-
5 0-0 0, Massenburg 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 3-6 0-
0 8, Udrih 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-65 23-30 82..
Memphis 25 22 10 27 84
San Antonio 21 19 18 24 82
3-Point Goals-Memphis 3-16 (Wells 1-3,
Williams 1-4, Cardinal 1-5, Battier 0-1,
Watson 0-1, Miller 0-1, Posey 0-1), Sarl
Antonio 5-20 (Ginobili 2-4, Brown 2-4, Barry,
1-3, Udrih 0-1, Horry 0-2, Bowen 0-3, Parker
0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-,
Memphis 46 (Miller, Cardinal 7), San Antonio,
55 (Duncan 19). Assists-Memphis 11
(Watson 5), San Antonio 19 (Parker 5). Total
Fouls-Memphis 25, San Antonio 257
Technicals-Memphis Defensive Three.
Second. A-18,797. (18,500).
Suns 124, Mavericks 123
Richardson 10-18 2-6 26, Marion 10-17 4-5
25, Stoudemire 13-20 7-10 33, Johnson 8-14'
2-2 18, Barbosa 3-8 0-0 6, Jackson 1-4 2-2 5Z
McCarty 3-5 1-2 9, Hunter 1-1 0-0 2. Totals-
49-87 18-27 124.
DALLAS (123)
Howard 9-12 4-4 22, Nowitzki 8-18 9-12 267
Mbenga 2-5 0-0 4, Finley 4-15 2-2 13, Terry
11-17 2-2 27, Harris 2-5 2-6 6, Bradley 0-0 2-
2 2, Daniels 6-13 1-3 13, Van Hom 4-9 2-Z
10, Armstrong 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 46-94 24-33 .
Phoenix 38 30 27 29 124
Dallas 31 40 26 26 123'

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Nextel Cup Auto Club 500 ULineup
Sunday at California Speedway
Lap length: 2 miles
(Car number in parentheses)
1. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 188.245 mph.
2. (25) Brian Vickers, Chevy, 187.740 mph.
3. (19) J. Mayfield, Dodge, 187.612 mph.
4. (01) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 187.539 mph.
5. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 187.003 mph.
6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 186.998 mph.
7. (88) Dale Jarrett, Ford, 186.625 mph.
8. (48) J. Johnson, Chevy, 186.480 mph.
9. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 186.481 mph.
10. (0) Mike Bliss, Chevy, 186.403 mph.
11. (44) Terry Labonte, Chevy, 186.234 mph.
12. (10) Scott Riggs, Chevy, 186.186 mph.
13. (40) Sterling Marlin, Dodge, 186.123 mph.
14. (18) B. Labonte, Chevy, 185.998 mph.
15. (42) J. McMurray, Dodge, 185.907 mph.
16. (41) Casey Mears, Dodge, 185.883 mph.
17. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 185.711 mph.
18. (6) Mark Martin, Ford, 185.696 mph.
19. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 185.653 mph.
20. (97) Kurt Busch, Ford, 185.615 mph.
21. (21) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 185.486 mph.
22. (91) Bill Elliott, Dodge, 185.452 mph.
23. (2) Rusty Wallace, Dodge, 185.448 mph.
24. (14) John Andretti, Ford, 184.867 mph.
25. (7) Robby Gordon, Chevy, 184.833 mph.
26. (32) B. Hamilton Jr., Chevy, 184.786 mph.
27. (22) Scott Wimmer, Dodge, 184.776 mph.
28. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 184.677 mph.
29. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 184.219.mph.
30. (15) M. Waltrip, Chevy, 183.852 mph.
31. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 183.828 mph.
32. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 183.645 mph.
33. (4) Mike Wallace, Chevy, 183.570 mph.
34. (34) Randy LaJoie, Chevy, 183.043 mph.
35. (77) Travis Kvapil, Dodge, 182.997 mph.
36. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 182.987 mph.
37. (43) Jeff Green, Dodge, 182.931 mph.
38. (49) Ken Schrader, Dodge, 182.866 mph.
39. (11) Jason Leffler, Chevy, 182.597 mph.
40. (8) D. Eamrnhardt Jr., Chevy, 181.938 mph.
41. (38) Elliott Sadler, Ford, owner points.
42. (07) Dave Blaney, Chevy, owner points.
43. (37) Kevin Lepage, Dodge, 181.507 mph.
Craftsman Trucks-American
Racing Wheels 200 Results
Friday at California Speedway
Lap length: 2 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (25) Steve Park, Dodge, 100, $57,035.
2. (18) B. Hamilton, Dodge, 100, $37,600.
3. (22) Ricky Craven, Ford, 100, $25,790.
4. (7) Todd Kluever, Ford, 100, $22,125.
5. (16) Ted Musgrave, Dodge, 100, $19,200.
6. (10) Matt Crafton, Chevy, 100, $15,325.
7. (6) Jimmy Spencer, Dodge, 100, $12,650.
8. (13) R. Homaday Jr. Chevy, 100, $12,350.
,9. (4) Robert Huffman, Toyota, 100, $14,200.
10. (17) Dennis Setzer, Chevy, 100, $15,450.
11. (28) Casey Atwood, Dodge, 100, $11,450.
12. (8) Johnny Benson, Toyota, 100, $13,515.
13. (3) D. Reutimann, Toyota, 100, $13,465.
14. (14) Rick Crawford, Ford, 100, $13,215.
'15. (9) Terry Cook, Ford, 100, $13,615.
'-16. (12) Bill Lester, Toyota, 100, $12,840.
17. (32) K. Eamhardt, Chevy, 100, $12,715.
-18. (1) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 100, $14,190.
19. (33) Sean Murphy, Chevy, 100, $12,665.
20. (29) D. Renshaw, Dodge, 100, $13,040.
.21. (21) B. Gaughan, Dodge, 99, $10,365.
-'22. (11) Jack Sprague, Chevy, 99, $14,190.
23. (5) Brandon Whitt, Toyota, 99, $12,565.
124. (36) R. Pressley, Dodge, 99, $10,290.
25. (34) Mike Harmon, Chevy, 94, $12,515.
26. (30) Kelly Sutton, Chevy, 94, $10,240.
,'27. (2) D. Starr, Chevy, 77, accident, $11,215.
28. (15) C. Chaffin, Toy., 59, engine, $10,190.
.29. (20) C. Montgomery, Dodge, 58, $11,165.
'30. (23) S. Hattori, Toyota, 41, acc., $10,120.
'31. (31) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 39, $10,110.
32. (24) R. Smith, Chevy, 37, engine $10,100.
33. (19) T. Hines, Chevy, 19, engine, $10,090.
-34. (35) WpEdwards, Chevy, 11, leak, $10,080.
.35. (27) KiWeaver, Chevy, 3, ace., $10,045.
-36. (26) T. Bodine, Toy., 3, accident, $10,012.
Race Statistics '
Winriher's Average Speed: 128.000 mph.
Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes, 45 seconds.
Margin of Victory: 1.229 seconds.
Caution Flags: 5 for 21 laps.
Lead Changes: 7 among 5 drivers.
Lap Leaders: M.Skinner 0; D.Starr 1-45;
R'Hornaday Jr. 46-48; J.Benson 49;
D:Starr 50-61; R.Hornaday Jr. 62-63;
J.Sprague 64-94; S.Park 95-100.
Top 10 in Points: 1, B.Hamilton, 355; 2,
R.Craven, 330; 3, J.Spencer, 321; 4,
T.Musgrave, 310; 5, M.Crafton, 280; 6,
S-Park, 279; 7, J.Benson, 271; 8,
D..Reutimann, 256; 9, D.Setzer, 254; 10,
C.Atwood, 251.
pusch-Stater Bros. 300 Results
'.. Saturday at California Speedway


2 p.m. (13 FOX) (51 FOX) NASCAR Racing Nextel Cup Series Auto
Club 500. From California Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Live) (CC)
7 p.m. (ESPN2) NHRA Drag Racing Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals.
From Phoenix. (Same-day Tape) (CC)
12 p.m. (6 CBS) (10 CBS) Michigan State at Indiana. (Live) (CC)
1 p.m. (SUN) Women's College Basketball Miami at Virginia Tech. (Live)
2 p.m. (6 CBS) (10 CBS) Florida at South Carolina. (Live) (CC)
(44 UPN) College Basketball Florida State at Clemson. (Live)
(ESPN2) Women's College Basketball Vanderbilt at Georgia. (Live) (CC)
4 p.m. (6 CBS) (10 CBS) Oklahoma State at Kansas. (Live) (CC)
5:30 p.m. (SUN) College Basketball North Carolina at Maryland. (Live)
7:30 p.m. (66 PAX, ESPN) NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Orlando Magic.
From the TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando (Live)
8 p.m. (SUN) Women's College Basketball North Carolina at Duke. (Live)
12:30 p.m. (ESPN) PBA Cambridge Credit Classic. (Live) (CC)
6 p.m. (FSNFL) Kirk Johnson vs. Gilbert Martinez. Kirk Johnson takes on
Gilbert Martinez in a heavyweight bout. From July 18, 2004. (Taped)
3 p.m. (2 NBC) (8 NBC) Arena Football Dallas Desperados at Philadelphia
Soul. From the Wachovia Center Complex in Philadelphia. (Live) (CC)
10 a.m. (ESPN2) PGA Golf WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.
From La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. (Live) (CC)
11 a.m. (GOLF) PGA Golf Nationwide Tour- ING New Zealand PGA
Championship Final Round. From Christchurch, New Zealand. (Taped)
1:30 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Golf Champions Tour Outback Steakhouse Pro-
Am Final Round. From Lutz (Live)
2 p.m. (9 ABC) (20 ABC) (28 ABC) PGA WGC Accenture Match Play
Championship. From La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. (Live)
11 p.m. (USA) PGA Golf Chrysler Classic of Tucson Final Round. From
Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. (Same-day Tape)
5 p.m. (ESPN2) THQ AMA World Supercross Grand Prix 125cc. From
Atlanta. (Taped)
6 p.m. (ESPN2) THQ AMA World Supercross Grand Prix -P50cc. From
Atlanta. (Taped)
8 p.m. (OUTDOOR) Bull Riding PBR Enterprise Rent-A-Car Classic. From
St. Louis. (Taped)
11 a.m. (IND1) Premiership Bolton Wanderers vs. Newcastle United. (Live)
1 p.m. (62 UNI) Futbol de la Liga Mexicana America vs. Necaxa. (En Vivo)
3 p.m. (ESPN) U.S. Indoor Championships. From Boston. (Tape) (CC)
6 p.m. (OUTDOOR) World Cup Men's Downhill. From Germany. (Taped)

Lap length: 2 miles
(Start position In parentheses)
1. (3) Mark Martin, Ford, 150, $70,901.
2. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 150, $58,070.
3. (5) Shane Hmiel, Chevy, 150, $59,708.
4. (11) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 150, $49,170.
5. (4) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 150, $47,375.
6. (16) Carl Edwards, Ford, 150, $28,975.
7. (15) J. McMurray, Dodge, 150, $25,875.
8. (18) David Stremme, Dodge, 150, $24,825.
9. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 150, $24,460.
10. (12) Dale Jarrett, Ford, 150, $25,300.
11. (27)AshtobnLewls Jr., Ford, 150, $37,450.
12. (7) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 150, $23,875.
13. (14) Kenny Wallace, Ford, 150, $23,883.
14. (8) David Green, Ford, 150, $29,740.
15. (20) Sterling Marlin, Dodge, 150, $23,655.
16. (25) Stacy Compton, Ford, 150, $28,495.
17. (28) Jason Keller, Ford, 150, $24,935.
18. (42) Denny Hamlin, Chevy, 150, $33,500.
19. (10) Justin Labonte, Chevy, 150, $33,490.
20. (32) Paul Menard, Chevy, 150, $27,780.
21. (19) Tim Fedewa, Dodge, 150, $28,120.
22. (30) Boston Reid, Chevy, 150, $30,260.
23. (2) J.J. Yeley, Chevy, 150, $28,858.
24. (34) Johnny Sauter, Dodge, 150, $22,115.
25. (29) M. Jourdain Jr, Ford, 150, $26,100.
26. (21) Paul Wolfe, Dodge, 150, $25,890.
27. (38) R. Hemphill, Dodge, 150, $29,235.
28. (23) Jon Wood, Ford, 150, $25,640.
29. (1) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 150, $25,390.
30. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 149, $28,255.

31. (43) Randy LaJoie, Chevy, 148, $25,490.
32. (33) B. Sherman, Dodge, 148, $21,160.
33. (31) S. Barrett, Chevy, 148, $25,070.
34. (39) Derrike Cope, Ford, 147, $24,965.
35. (35) S. Robinson, Chevy, 145, $24,855.
36. (26) T. Hines,-Dodge, 133, acc., $22,725.
37. (41) S. Grtssom, Ford, 103, eng., $24,635.
38. (24) M. Waltrip, Chevy, 64, overh't, $24,525.
39. (13) T. Walker, Dodge, 48, acc., $22,470,
40. (22) G. Biffle, Ford, 28, overh't, $20,435.
41. (36) E. Norris, Chevy, 22, eng., $20,375.
42. (37) K. Davis, Chevy, 5, eng., $24,340<
43. (40) J. Fuller, Chevy, 4, mech., $20,280.
Race Statistics
Winner's Average Speed: 117.251 mph.
Time:: 2 hours, 33 minutes, 31 seconds.
Margin of Victory: 0.629 seconds.
Caution Flags: 8 for 43 laps.
Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers.
Lap Leaders: T.Stewart 1-4; M.Martin 5;
T.Stewart 6-8; M.Martin 9-32; M.Jourdain,
Jr. 33; T.Stewart 34-44; M.Martin 45-49;
S.Hmiel 50-68; T.Stewart 69-70; M.Martin
71-81; M.Kenseth 82-84; M.Martin 85-111;
B.Reid 112; J.Sauter 113-116; M.Martin
Point Standings: 1, K.Harvick, 340; 2,
R.Sorenson, 293; 3, C.Edwards, 289; 4,
C.Bowyer, 287; 5, T.Stewart, 271; 6,
A.Lewis, Jr. 254; 7, J.Nemechek, 248; 8,
M.Truex, Jr., 233; 9, P.Menard, 220; 10,
D.Green, 218.

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Saturday's College Baseball Scores
Alabama 6, Duquesne 1
Armstrong Atl.10-21, Queens College 0-2
Army 8, Duke 6
Ball St. 7-11, UAB 5-10
Barry 7, Lewis 1
Berry 5-3, North Georgia 2-8
Bradley7, Ind.-Pur.-Ft. Wayne 0
Cent. Michigan 4-8, W. Kentucky 1-4
Charlotte 5, Tennessee Tech 0
Clemson 5, UC Irvine 4
Crichton 4-11, Williams Bapt. 0-10, 10 innings
Delaware 7-1, Richmond 3-2
Delta St. 4, Pace 0
ETSU 6-12, Xavier 3-9
Elon 6, Auburn 4
Florida 6, Rhode Island 0
Florida Atlantic 5, Purdue 4
Fla. International 11, St. John's 4
Florida Southern 4, Valdosta St. 2,14 innings
Florida St. 4, Appalachian St. 1
Georgia Southern 4, Georgia 1
Guilford 10, Piedmont 4
Huntingdon 9-11, Rust 0-5
Jacksonville St. 5-7, Marshall 4-3
Kentucky 10, Buffalo 7
LaGrange 11-3, Suwanee 3-5
Lander 6-2, N.C.-Pembroke 5-1
Liberty 8-3, Bucknell 6-2
Limestone 12-8, Pfeiffer 7-2
Lipscomb 5, Connecticut 2
Longwood 9-1, Saint Joseph's 4-9
Louisiana-Lafayette 4, Miami (Ohio) 3
La.-Monroe 11, Arkansas St 3
Louisville 7, Toledo 2
Manhattan 7-1, Davidson 5-17
Mercer 9, SW Missouri 0
Michigan 11, IlL-Chicago 4
Michigan St. 6-2, Centenary 0-3
Mississippi 9, S. Illinois 2
Mississippi St. 16, E. Illinois 6
Mobile 6-1, Loyola, N.O. 5-0
Morehead Sti 6-3, Wright St. 4-8
New Orleans 14, Massachusetts 0
New Paltz 22, Randolph-Macon 13
North Carolina 3, Birmingham Southern 2
N.C.-Asheville 6-7, Samford 5-11
N.C. Wesleyan 9, Ferrum 4
Northwestern 30, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 2
Northwestern 7, Northeastern 1
Ohio 8, Furman 1
Old Dominion 17, UMBC 4
Presbyterian 7-1, Anderson 6-7
Rutgers 10, Georgia Tech 9, 13 innings
St. Joseph's, Ind. 7, Tusculum 5
Sam Houston St. 13, Louisiana Tech 3
Savannah St. 6, Florida A&M 4
South Carolina 19, Niagara]
S.C.-Aiken 6, Catawba 3
South Florida 5, Jacksonville 4, 11 innings
SE Louisiana 6, SE Missouri St. 2
Stetson 7-24, Siena 6-3
Stony Brook 13-0, Wofford 4-2
UCF 6-8, Monmouth, N.J. 4-3
Union, Tenn. 15, Huntington 1
Villanova 2-11, Norfolk St. 0-0
Virginia 5-13, Fordham 0-3
Va. Commonwealth 14-9, Sacred Heart 0-0
VMI 7, Coppin St. 6
Virginia Tech 7, High Point 5
Wake Forest 10-11, Cincinnati 9-7
Washington & Lee 9-7, Mount Aloysius 0-3
West Alabama 3-5, Mars Hill 2-4
West Florida 9-11, Harding 4-0
William & Mary 6, Radford 2
William Carey 0-1, Belhaven 3-5
American League
* BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to terms
with OF Larry Bigbie, OF Val Majewski, RHP
John Maine, RHP Aaron Rakers, LHP Matt
Riley, C Eli Whiteside and 1B Walter Young on
one-year contracts.
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1. Illinois (28-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Purdue, Thursday, March 3.
2. North Carolina (23-3) did not play.
Next: at Maryland, Sunday.
3. Boston College (23-2) beat Seton
Hall 70-58. Next: vs. No. 18 Pittsburgh,
4. Oklahoma State (20-4) did not play.
Next: at No. 8 Kansas, Sunday.
5. Kentucky (22-3) beat No. 16
Alabama 78-71. Next: vs. Tennessee,
6. Wake Forest (23-4) did not play.
Next: vs. Virginia, Sunday.
7. Duke (21-4) beat St. John's 58-47.
Next: vs. Miami, Thursday.
8. Kansas (20-4) did not play. Next: vs.
No. 4 Oklahoma State, Sunday.
9. Arizona (24-4) lost to No. 14
Washington 93-85. Next: at Arizona
State, Saturday.
10. Michigan State (20-4) did not play.
Next: at Indiana, Sunday.
11. Louisville (23-4) at Memphis. Next:
vs. No. 21 Charlotte, Thursday.
12. Gonzaga (22-4) did not play. Next:
vs. Northern Colorado, Monday.
13. Utah (24-4) beat Brigham Young
69-60. Next: vs. San Diego State,
14. Washington (22-4) beat No. 9
Arizona 93-85. Next: at California,
15. Syracuse (24-5) beat Providence
91-66. Next: at No. 17 Connecticut,
16. Alabama (21-6) lost to No. 5
Kentucky 78-71. Next: vs. Auburn,
17. Connecticut (19-6) beat No. 18
Pittsburgh 73-64. Next: vs. Georgetown,
18. Pittsburgh (18-7) lost to No. 17
Connecticut 73-64. Next: at No. 3
Boston College, Monday.
19. Pacific (22-2) vs. Cal State
Northridge. Next: at Cal State Fullerton,
20. Wisconsin (17-7) did not play.
Next: at Ohio State, Sunday.
21. Charlotte (21-4) beat Southern
Mississippi 81-58. Next: at No. 11
Louisville, Thursday.
22. Oklahoma (21-6) beat Baylor 103-
60. Next: at Texas, Monday.
23. Villanova (18-6) did not play. Next:
at Georgetown, Sunday.
24. Cincinnati '"(22-6) beat Texas
Christian 89-74. Next: vs. Tulane,
25. Nevada (21-5) at Fresno State.
Next: at Hawaii, Thursday.
Top 25 Boxes
No. 3 BC 70, Seton Hall 58
Allen 4-9 4-6 13, Sweet 1-11 4-6 6,
Billmeier 2-4 0-0 4, Copeland 3-11 2-4 10,
Laing 6-15 0-0 15, Whitney 4-8 2-2 10,
Messy 0-0 0-0 0, Cousin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals
20-60 12-18 58.
Smith 6-19 4-7 16, Dudley 7-11 4-5 19,
Doornekamp 1-4 0-0 2, Hinnant 0-40-4 0-1 0,
Marshall 5-8 0-0 12, Watson 1-3 9-10 11,
Halley 0-3 4-4 4, Williams 1-2 4-6 6. Totals
21-54 25-33 70.
Halftime-Boston College 33-30. 3-Point
goals-Seton Hall 6-15 (Laing 3-6,
Copeland 2-6, Allen 1-2, Sweet 0-1),
Boston College 3-6 (Marshall 2-3, Dudley
1-2, Smith 0-1). Fouled out-Allen,
Billmeier. Rebounds-Seton Hall 41
(Whitney 10), Boston College 39 (Smith,
Dudley 7). Assists-Seton Hall 10
(Copeland 6), Boston College 15 (Hinnant
*"). total fouls-Setbn Hall 25, Boston
College% 1, Technigals-Copeland, Allen,
No. 5 Kentucky 78,
No. 16 Alabama 71
Azubuike 5-10 4-5 15, Hayes 4-8 1-2 9,
Morris 2-3 0-0 4, Rondo 1-5 0-1 2, Sparks
8-14 3-4 26, Moss 3-3 2-2 10, Bradley 2-2
1-3 7, Carrier 0-0 0-0 0, Obrzut 1-1 0-0 2,
Perry 1-1 0-0 3, Alleyne 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas
0-0 0-0 0, Crawford 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-48
11-17 78.
ALABAMA (21-6)
C.Davis 5-7 7-7 17, Winston 7-18 2-2 21,
Davidson 1-1 4-4 6, Shelton 4-9 3-4 12,
Steele 3-10 2-2 10, Brock 0-1 0-0 0, Felix
2-2 0-0 5, Jonus 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-49 18-
Halftime-Alabama 36-29. 3-Point
Goals-Kentucky 13-19 (Sparks 7-10,
Bradley 2-2, Moss 2-2, Perry 1-1, Azubuike
1-3, Crawford 0-1), Alabama 9-24 (Winston
5-9, Steele 2-7, Felix 1-1, Shelton 1-5,
C.Davis 0-1, Jonus 0-1). Fouled Out-
None. Rebounds-Kentucky 24 (Rondo 5),
Alabama 28 (C.Davis, Winston 6).
Assists-Kentucky 14 (Rondo 7), Alabama
15 (Shelton, Steele 5). Total Fouls-
Kentucky 19, Alabama 16. A-15,316.
No. 7 Duke 58, ST. John's 47
DUKE (21-4)
Melchionni 5-13 2-2 16, Nelson 0-4 3-6
3, S.Williams 3-5 2-2 8, Ewing 3-13 2-2 9,

Redick 2-11 8-8 13, Randolph 0-2 2-4 2,
Davidson 0-0 0-0 0, Love 1-1 1-2 3,
Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, McClure 2-2 0-1 4.
Totals 16-51 20-27 58.
ST. JOHN'S (9-16)
Gray 2-8 2-2 6, Lawrence 1-7 2-4 4,
Hamilton 6-11 3-6 15, Hill 4-19 2-2 10,
Jackson 2-2 2-2 6, Missere 1-3 0-0 2,
R.Williams 1-2 2-2 4, Diakite 0-0 0-0 0,
Mayo 0-0 0-0 0, Abit 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-
52 13-18 47.
Halftime-Duke 28-17. 3-Point Goals-
Duke 6-23 (Melchionni 4-9, Ewing 1-6,
Redick 1-7, Nelson 0-1), St. John's 0-4 (Hill
0-2, Lawrence 0-2). Fouled Out-
S.Williams. Rebounds-Duke 40
(S.Williams 10), St. John's 34 (Gray,
Hamilton, Hill, Jackson 5). Assists-Duke
10 (Ewing 3), St. John's 9 (Lawrence 5).
Total Fouls-Duke 16, St. John's 21. A-
No. 14 Washington 93,
No. 9 Arizona 85
ARIZONA (24-5)
Radenovic 4-8 0-2 8, Frye 13-15 4-4 30,
Shakur 2-5 0-0 5, Stoudamire 5-15 1-4 15,
Adams 9-15 0-0 18, McClellan 3-8 0-1 7,
Rodgers 0-3 0-0 0, Walters 1-1 0-0 2.
Totals 37-70 5-11 85.
Jones 5-8 1-2 13, Rollins 1-2 0-0 2,
Simmons 9-14 1-2 24, Robinson 6-12 7-8
22, Conroy 3-7 3-4 9, Smith 1-3 2-2 4, Roy
5-6 0-1 10, Williams 3-5 0-0 6, Jensen 1-3
1-2 3, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-60 14-
Halftime-Washington 42-35. 3-Point
goals-Arizona .6-23 (Stoudamire 4-12,
Shakur 1-3, McClellan 1-5, Rodgers 0-3),
Washington 11-24 (Simmons 5-10,
Robinson 3-6, Jones 2-2, Jensen 1-2,
Conroy 0-2, Smith 0-2). Fouled out-
Shakur. Rebounds-Arizona 32 (Adams
.9), Washington 32 (Roy 9). Assists-
Arizona 24 (Shakur 7), Washington 21
(Robinson 7). Total fouls-Arizona 18,
Washington 15. Technicals-Stoudamire,
Robinson. A-10,000.
No. 13 Utah 69, BYU 60
BYU (9-19)
Hall 5-12 0-0 12, Jensen 1-5 0-0 2,
Dawes 0-1 1-2 1, Ainge 7-11 3-4 17,
Balderson 3-4 0-0 8, Rose 0-0 0-0 0,
Nashif 1-2 0-0 3, Reichner 3-3 1-2 9, Miles
2-6 2-2 6, S.Burgess 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-
UTAH (24-4)
Hawkins 10-12 0-0 21, Chaney 3-7 3-4
10, Bogut 8-13 9-12 26, M.Jackson 0-2 5-
6 5, Calvin 1-3 0-1 2, Markson 1-3 1-4 3,
C.Jackson 1-1 0-0 2, Langvad 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 24-41 18-27 69.
Halftime-Tied 29-29. 3-Point Goals-
BYU 7-12 (Reichner 2-2, Balderson 2-3,
Hall 2-5, Nashif 1-2), Utah 3-8 (Chaney 1-
1, Hawkins 1-1, Bogut 1-2, Calvin 0-1,
M.Jackson 0-1, Markson 0-2). Fouled
Out-Ainge, Balderson, Reichner.
Rebounds-BYU 24 (Ainge 5), Utah 26
(Bogut 13). Assists-BYU 13 (Ainge 6),
Utah 18 (M.Jackson 11). Total Fouls-BYU
28, Utah 14. Technicals-Ainge, Bogut.
No. 15 Syracuse 91, Providence 66
Gomes 7-15 5-5 21, Parmer 0-1 1-2 1,
Hill 1-3 0-0 2, McGrath 0-6 0-0 0, Kotti 2-7
4-4 8, White 2-12 2-3 6, McKiver 4-8 0-0
11, Hanke 6-7 5-5 17. Totals 22-59 17-19
Warrick 12-17 12-13 36, Roberts 6-9 2-3
14, Forth 3-5 0-0 6, McNamara 4-9 3-3 14,
Pace 5-9 1-2 11, Nichols 0-1 0-0 0, Gabriel
0-0 0-0 0, Watkins 1-2 0-1 2, J.Wright 0-1
0-0 0, McCroskey 3-8 2-3 8. Totals 34-61
20-25 91. -
Halftime-Syracuse 40-36. 3-Point
Goals-Providence 5-18 (McKiver 3-6,
Gomes 2-4, Kotti 0-1, Parmer 0-1,
McGrath 0-6), Syracuse 3-9 (McNamara 3-
7, Nichols 0-1, Warrick 0-1). Fouled Out-
None. Rebounds-Providence 28 (Kotti 8),
Syracuse 41 (Roberts 10). Assists-
Providence 13 (McGrath 5), Syracuse 24
(McNamara 10). Total Fouls-Providence
19, Syracuse 15. A-32,804.
No. 17 UConn 73, No. 18 Pitt 64
Villanueva 5-10 4-8 14, Gay 6-16 5-9 17,
Brown 5-10 4-4 16, Boone 3-4 1-1 7,
Williams 4-9 4-4 13, Armstrong 0-0 1-2 1,
Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Kellogg 0-1 0-0 0,
Nelson 2-2 1-2 5. Totals 25-52 20-30 73.
Troutman 7-13 8-14 22, McCarroll 3-4 0-
2 7, Taft 3-4 1-4 7, Krauser 7-18 5-9 21,
Graves 1-6 0-0 2, Ramon 2-10 0-0 5,
Benjamin 0-0 0-0 0, Kendall 0-1 0-0 0,
Gray 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-59 14-29 64.
Halftime-Pittsburgh 37-31. 3-Point
Goals-Connecticut 3-11 (Brown 2-4,
Williams 1-3, Kellogg 0-1, Gay 0-3),
Pittsburgh 4-22 (Krauser 2-12, McCarroll
1-1, Ramon 1-7, Graves 0-1, Troutman 0-
1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-
Connecticut 41 (Villanueva 13), Pittsburgh
35 (Troutman 12). Assists-Connecticut 13
(Williams 6), Pittsburgh 14 (Krauser 7).
Total Fouls-Connecticut 22, Pittsburgh
24. Technicals-Connecticut Team. A-

No. 21 Charlotte 81, So. Miss. 58
Ambres 7-14 0-1 14, Singleton 2-3 3-3 7,
Carruth 9-18 0-0 22, Ford 2-11 1-2 6,
Stiggers 1-4 0-0 2, Forte 1-4 2-2 4,
Haywood 1-8 0-0 3, S.Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 23-62 6-8 58.
Withers 10-17 5-11 25, Basden 8-15 0-2
17, Plavich 2-6 0-0 6, Baldwin 2-5 1-1 5,
Sager 0-1 2-2 2, Nance 0-2 0-0 0, Drayton
4-7 4-4 14, Iti 2-2 0-0 4, Goldwire 3-7 0-0
8, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Gordon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
31-64 12-20 81.
Halftime-Charlotte 41-21. 3-Point
Goals-Southern Miss. 6-17 (Carruth 4-8,
Ford 1-4, Haywood 1-4, Singleton 0-1),
Charlotte 7-20 (Drayton 2-4, Plavich 2-5,
Goldwire 2-6, Basden 1-2, Sager 0-1,
Withers 0-2). Fouled Out-Singleton.
Rebounds-Southern Miss. 36 (Ford 9),
Charlotte 38 (Withers 11). Assists-
Southern Miss. 8 (Ford 5), Charlotte 17
(Basden, Plavich 4). Total Fouls-
Southern Miss. 19, Charlotte 14. A-9,105.
No. 22 Oklahoma 103, Baylor 60
BAYLOR (9-16)
Bush 2-6 0-0 4, Hurd 3-5 4-5 10,
Shepherd 3-4 0-2 6, Biggers 1-1 0-0 3,
Bruce 8-17 1-3 22, Pryor 1-2 1-3 4, Phipps
0-0 0-0 0, Fields 3-9 3-5 11, Shipman 0-1
0-0 0. Totals 21-45 9-18 60.
Gilbert 5-11 3-4 13, Bookout 4-6 0-0 8,
McKenzie 3-7 0-0 8, Williams 5-9 0-0 15,
Godbold 5-7 4-4 14, Lavender 1-1 2-2 5,
Ott 0-1 0-0 0, Sampson 2-2 0-0 6, Foster 0-
1 0-0 0, Everett 5-5 0-0 11, Gray 6-6 4-4
16, Longar 3-3 1-2 7. Totals 39-59 14-16
Halftime-Oklahoma 44-28. 3-Point
Goals-Baylor 9-21 (Bruce 5-10, Fields 2-
4, Biggers 1-1, Pryor 1-2, Hurd 0-1,
Shipman 0-1, Bush 0-2), Oklahoma 11-19
(Williams 5-9, Sampson 2-2, McKenzie 2-
4, Everett 1-1, Lavender 1-1, Gilbert 0-1,
Ott 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-
Baylor 17 (Fields 4), Oklahoma 34 (Longar
8). Assists-Baylor 15 (Bruce 6),
Oklahoma 28 (Williams 10). Total Fouls-
Baylor 13, Oklahoma 18. A-12,485.
No. 24 Cincinnati 89, TCU 74
Er.Hicks 3-5 0-0 6, White 4-6 6-6 16,
Maxiell 4-7 3-3 11, Williams 4-8 3-5 14,
Kirkland 2-6 3-4 9, Meeker 0-0 0-0 0,
Lucas 1-1 2-2 4, Muhammad 8-11 1-3 21,
Souleymane 0-0 0-0 0, Bright 4-5 0-0 8,
Murray 0-0 0-0 0, Patzwald 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 30-49 18-23 89.
TCU (17-11)
Sloan 0-1 0-0 0, Ibikunle 0-1 0-0 0,
Santee 7-15 0-0 16, Murry 3-13 2-4 9,
Shropshire 4-8 0-0 12, Hackett 0-1 2-2 2,
Owens 0-0 0-0 0, Dougherty Jr. 0-0 0-0 0,
Jud.Stubbs 1-7 1-2 3, Curtis 7-14 8-11 22,
Adams 3-5 0-0 9, Valsin 0-0 0-0 0, Pierce
0-0 1-2 1. Totals 25-65 14-21 74.
Halftime-Cincinnati 40-34. 3-Point
Goals-Cincinnati 11-20 (Muhammad 4-7,
Williams 3-7, White 2-2, Kirkland 2-3, Bright
0-1), TCU 10-25 (Shropshire 4-8, Adams 3-
4, Santee 2-6, Murry 1-4, Curtis 0-1,
Jud.Stubbs 0-2). Fouled Out-None.
Rebounds-Cincinnati 36 (Maxiell 11), TCU
29 (Jud.Stubbs 8). Assists-Cincinnati 23
(Williams 6), TCU 11 (Murry 4). Total
Fouls-Cincinnati 19, TCU 22. A-5,642.
Georgia Tech 76, Miami 72
Muhammad 1-2 0-2 2, McHenry 0-1 0-0 0,
Schenscher 2-6 1-3 5, Elder 6-17 0-0 15,
Jack 7-12 4-5 21, Dickey 3-3 6-7 12, West
0-1 0-0 0, Bynum 0-2 7-7 7, Morrow 4-10 0-
0 12, Smith,-15 0-0 2. TotglsA 18-24 76.
Frisby 1-6 2-2 4, King 3-3 0-4 6, Harris 3-
13 1-2 8, Diaz 7-13 7-8 24, Hite 7-17 4-5
20, Hamilton 3-3 2-4 8, Okpalobi 0-0 0-0 0Q,
Wilkins 1-1 0-0 2, Hicks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
25-57 16-25 72.
Halftime-Miami 33-31. 3-Point Goals-
Georgia Tech 10-29 (Morrow 4-9, Jack 3-5,
Elder 3-11, Smith 0-1, West 0-1, Bynum 0-
2), Miami 6-16 (Diaz 3-5, Hite 2-5, Harris 1-
6). Fouled Out-Smith. Rebounds-
Georgia Tech 42 (Smith. 8), Miami 33,
(Frisby 6). Assists-Georgia Tech 11 (Jack
4), Miami 9 (Diaz, Harris 3). Total Fouls-2'
Georgia Tech 20, Miami 21. A-7,000.
UCF 63, Campbell 52
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Peppers 4-5 2-2 10, Williams 2-5 3-4 f,
Bakanowsky 2-5 2-2 8, G.Johnson 4-4 2-:.
14, Edwards 3-5 2-4 9, Lindbeck 2-3 0-0 6'
Rose 1-5 3-4 5, M.Johnson 2-4 0-0 4, Gill
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-36 14-18 63.
Latham 5-9 1-2 11, Klein 0-2 0-0 0, Poole'
5-10 0-1 10, Pringle 7-19 6-6 22, Gibson 0;
2 0-0 0, Aguiar 2-5 3-6 7, Wohlfeil 0-1 0-0,
0, Bishop 0-5 0-0 0, Hunt 1-1 0-0 2. Totals
20-54 10-15 52.
Halftime-UCF 32-20. 3-Point Goals-A'
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Bakanowsky 2-4, Edwards 1-2, Rose 0-2),
Campbell 2-11 (Pringle 2-8, Bishop 0-1,
Gibson 0-1, Wohlfeil 0-1). Fouled Out-
Williams. Rebounds-UCF 28 (Rose 6)'
Campbell 27 (Poole 9). Assists-UCF 18-
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Ted Purdy 69-70-65 204 -12
Carlos Franco 65-72-68 205 -11
Jose Maria Olazabal68-69-68- 205 -11
Corey Pavin 68-69-68 205 -11

Phillip Price 69-69-67 205 -11
Tom Scherrer 67-67-71 205 -11
Esteban Toledo 65-67-73 205 -11
'John Rollins 68-69-69 206 -10
Arjun Atwal 67-70-69 206 -10
Tag Ridings 68-68-70 206 -10
Brian Gay 67-69-70 206 -10
Carl Paulson 69-67-70 206 -10
Scott Simpson 69-70-67 206 -10
Jason Allred 67-67-72 206 -10
Kevin Sutherland69-63-74 206 -10
LPGA-SBS Open at Turtle Bay
Friday, At Turtle Bay Resort
Kahuku, Hawaii
Purse: $1 million
Yardage: 6,520 yards, Par: 72
Second Round

Jennifer Rosales 66-69 135 -9
Reilley Rankin 71-66 137 -7
Cristie Kerr 70-68 138 -6
Rosie Jones 70-69 139 -5
Hee-Won Han 70-70 140 -4
a-Michelle Wie 70-70 140 -4
Lorena Ochoa 68-72 140 -4
Nicole Perrot 72-69 141 -3
Gloria Park 73-69 142 -2
Michelle Estill 72-70 142 -2
Tina Barrett 72-70 142 -2
Carin Koch 70-72 142 -2
Angela Stanford 68-74 142 -2
Mhairi McKay 72-71 143 -1
Birdie Kim 72-71 143 -1
Amy Hung 71-72 143 -1
A. Acker-Macosko 71-72 143 -1
Pat Hurst 70-73 143 -1
Christina Kim 70-73 143 -1
Heather Bowie 68-75 143 -1
Sung Ah Yim 68-75 143 -1
Michele Redman 76-68. 144 E
Catriona Matthew 75-69 144 E
Maggie Will 73-71 144 E
C. Cartwright 73-71 144 E
Tracy Hanson 72-72 144 E
Leta Lindley 72-72 144 E
Cindy Rarick 76-69 145 +1
Lorie Kane 75-70 145 +1
Young Jo 74-71 145 +1
Beth Bauer 74-71 145 +1
Aree Song 74-71 145 +1
Erica Blasberg 73-72 145 +1
Isabelle Beisiegel 73-72 145 +1
Soo-Yun Kang 75-71 146 +2
Moira Dunn 74-72 146 +2
Shi Hyun Ahn 74-72 146 +2
Candle Kung 73-73 146 +2
Paula Creamer 73-73 146 +2
Beth Bader 72-74 146 +2
Dorothy Delasin 71-75 146 +2
Liselotte Neumann 71-75 146 +2
Jeong Jang 71-75 146 +2
Match Play Results
Saturday At La Costa Resort and Spa
Carlsbad, Calif.
(Seedings in Parentheses)
Chris DiMarco (16) def. Retief Goosen
.(4), 2 and 1.
David Toms (14) def. Ian Poulter (42), 3
and 2.
Chris DiMarco (16) def. Stewart Cink (8),
2 and 1.
Retief Goosen (4) def. Robert Allenby
(44), 4 and 3.
lan Poulter (42) def. Nick O'Hem (31), 3
and 1.
David Toms (14) def. Adam Scott (1.1), 2
and 1.

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David Thompson, Musto lost 6-
5tfo end his tournament
- Musto, however, had a 5-4
lead with just five seconds
remaining in the match. But
Thompson (33-5), who went on
to-place third, capitalized off a

restart to score a 2-point take-
down as time expired.
"Mike had an incredibly
good year," Panthers coach
Sean Furniss said.
"Unfortunately, these guys go
through periods where they
struggle. Mike just had his at
the worst possible time.
"Next year, hopefully things
will be different Fortunately
he's (ot one more year."

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Recollections of integration

Sr t i;

Special 0 Ir.e Cnrou.-cic'
The Booker T. Washington School Band was only one of the many offerings that the black communities of Citrus County shared during the school's hey-
day. One of the ironies of integration is that, as the focus of the school changed toward Integration, many of the unique benefits the school offered to the
black communities in this county evaporated like the morning mist.

Integration had its downside for area's black community

Writer's note: The Booker T.
Washington School was not only a
place for black children in this
count' to excel in academics, sports
and extracurricular activities.
Those who remember its role in
connecting individual black com-
munities tvithin the count say that
its transformation as an integrated
school in 1968 helped splinter what
was once a vibrant country ide com-
Chron icle
ifelong educators like Archie
Dabney Jr. and Randolph
Bellamy, who have fond memo-

L Fe Soced catoors Inke Ar he hae
ries of the Booker T. Washington
School in Inverness, have
mixed emotions about one
aspect of the integration of black
students into previously segregated
public schools in Citrus County.
Dabney began teaching in this
county in 1955. in the days when
public facilities were segregated
between two separate cultures
existing side-by-side.
During his career, he became
principal of Lecanto High School
and Citrus Springs Elementary
School and a guidance counselor at
Crystal RiBer High School. but he
began his teaching career at the

Booker T. Washington School sports teams excelled in competition against
other black schools in the state. From 1955 to 1968, the boys basketball
team won the state championship one time and the district championship
nine times. The boys football and track teams at the Booker T. Washington
School won the state championships one time. Booker T. Washington
School's baseball team came within one game of playing in the state cham-
pionship game. The team was eliminated when losing by one run in the 12th

Booker T Washington School in
Inverness, where Inverness Middle
School now stands.
That school, he said, was a nexus
for the black communities of South
Dunnellon. Dunnellon, Holder,
Hernando, Floral City and even
Crystal River Children from all
those communities were bused to
the Inverness school.
"We had a full band, a student

Please tee-


* WHAT: African-American
History Month, "a Month of
* WHO: The Inverness Black
History Club and city of
* WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. today.
* WHERE: St. James AME
Church, Apopka Avenue and
Dampier Street.

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Book records

school's history
Editor's note: "The Histonr of
Inverness Middle School. 1949
-1982" by Ronald L. Kir'es has this
to say about the Booker T.
Washington School. compliments of
Randolph Bellamy.
"In 1949 a new school opened on
the property that is now known as
Inverness Middle School. The name
of the 1949 school was Inverness
School, but in 1950 the name was
changed to Booker T. Washington
School. Inverness School and
Booker T. Washington School were
segregated schools for black stu-
dents and had classes for students
in grades one through twelve.
"The school facility in 1949 con-
sisted of four portable buildings
and one permanent restroom build-
ing. The four portable buildings
came from four different locations
and were heated by pot-bellied
"One building came from Floral
City and was used as the cafeteria
and band room The building to the
south of the Floral City Building
came from Dunnellon ... the largest
building on the school property. It
Please see ,'-,.- ,;,/Page 4C

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Gerry Mulligan




S ome housekeeping
In a recent editorial, We'
suggested that Crystal River
consider a different form of-
government. After 20 years, -it
might be time to declare the
city manager form of govern-
ment a flop. "*4
For two decades, the city
council has managed to run'
through city managers faster
than Yankee owner George-
Stienbrenner has run through
team managers. OK, even'
Stienbrenner found Joe Torre-
and settled down.
No such luck in Crystal River-
I'm convinced that Colin Powel.r
couldn't keep that group happy.
We suggested in our editorial,
it might be time to try a strong,
mayor form of government.
Like Tampa and Jacksonville,'
voters could elect a mayor whb'
would act as the administrator
of the city. Now, we weren't sug-
gesting that current Mayor Ron
Kitchen be given the keys to
City Hall. Look past the current
people and consider the possi-
Right now, every time a city
manager gets fired, 50 percent
of the management team hits
the road? The remaining
employees hide under their
Please see ::;' "-/Page 6C

Charlie Brennan

: Reasons:


for hope
7i f his past week has been"
another one of troubling:
: and weighty headlines.:
From Monday's "Dollars' bond;
request denied" to Friday's:
'All-out search for .missing.
girl," there's been a lot to pon-
Not all in the world has been;
If bad though. In recent days,
there have been a handful of
"- personal experiences that"
have kept me from giving up
P hope.
A few days ago I stopped
by to see a friend on the way
home from work It had just
turned dark when Neale, my
wife, called my cell phone.
0q "Charlie, I just got home and
there's a truck backed up to
our house! What should I
"Neale, do not get out of the
car. Leave leave right now,":
I said.
"But what do you think..."
"Neale, leave. Leave now.
Don't stay there one more sec-
ond. I'm on the way "
S You see, a couple of days
before that incident I had
S watched a new TV show, "'It
S Takes a Thief," which is more
along the lines of reality TV,
than the old show by that
The show showed how easy
S* Please see /Page 6C


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