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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness Fla
Publication Date: July 16, 2006
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Subject: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Citrus County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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state growth mai
oversight officials h,
the state's objection
ing the proposed
River Ranch.
The settlement ca
five-hotur mediation
Thursday in Inver
350-unit subdivision
posed on 227 acres
Rainbow River on th
of the city just north
Road 488.
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Gerald Dodd, coul
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change the plan.
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y Will edged that mandatory testing
had not contained the spread
atolY or URTD and agreed with the
stakeholder group it should no
trg longer be used as a conserva-
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7? range from biologists to animal
,rights groups and conservation
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ence indicated URTD was con-
fined to 1 percent of tortoises
er totloise and was not as deadly as the
led Friday agency first thought.
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waiting more Ron Concoby of Mosaic
iser\ action Fertilizer a company that owns
300.000 acres, said Mosaic test-
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nser\ation there were positive tortoises
spend a all over. None showed signs of
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had little away with mandatory testing."
he said.
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required Biodiversity Research and
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tore they the harshest critics of manda-
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gently en- on Aug 15, lie handed baseball
f the rule. caps to Ross and FWC biologist
aled any of Joan Berish, bearing the
ne in con- words, "Git R Done."
meant the Without mandatory testing,
Relocated developers will be tree to move
be left on- tortoises off-site if they can
no choice find willing landowners to take
incidental the tortoises.
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nline.com cove off the river at tlie south
end of the development.
He and project supporters
iellon and have pointed out that the new
management plan, in addition to reducing
ave settled density, moved the preponder-
is concern- ance of the density in the sub-
Rainbow division away from the river.
Dodd had petitioned to
.me from a intervene in the mediation
)n session process and was allowed to do
ness. The so, becoming the third party at
)n is pro- the table Thursday.
along the While the majority of the
le east side Dunnellon city council
of County appears to support the pro-
posed changes, the plan has
e property, been getting heavy opposition
d develop from some in the community,
a land-use especially Rainbow River
ions owner Conservation Inc., a citizen
proposedd to environmental activist group
that has worked for many years
)posal, he to protect the river
in density About 10 members showed
its, and in up at the mediation meeting
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S The school that provides a
new beginning fobr disruptive
students is ready for a fresh
start itself.
Next month, the Citrus
County School District's
Renaissance Center will
begin classes in a newly coi-
structed school housed in the
Lecanto School Complex.
The $6.5-million school
V, replaces the mobile home-
style portable buildings
Renaissance used next to
Citrus High School.
"I'm glad we're getting that
trailer park torn down,"
board member Ginger
.. Bryant said at a meeting
Tuesday.
Board membecstoured the
new school Wednesday with
Principal Dave Cook, who
could hardly contain his
excitement.
We've been smiling since
we moved in a couple of
weeks ago," Cook said.
The new\\ school will better
serve students who now will
be able to take PE., home
economics and vocational
programs, as well as have
access to a full media center,
stage and science labs.
The school is also
equipped with cameras in
the hallways and classrooms
for added security for the
sometimes-disruptive sLtu-
dents. There is also office
space for social workers and
a sheriff's deputy
The cement-block building
will not only serve as an aca-
demic center, butalso a place
to go in case of emergencies.
About half the building is
built to sustain hurricane
weather; Cook said.
His excitement spread
CATHY KAPULKA'CrorcIe through board members as
While touring the Renaissance School on Thursday, school board member Linda Powers pre- they toured the building.
tends to pull the safety-shower handle in the business vocational room in Lecanto. The shower
was installed so the room could be used as a science lab in the future. Please see RENEWAL/Page 7A




Real estate market not on hot streak yet


JIM HUNTER
jhunter@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle


Statistics show the building and real
estate markets remained cool in Citrus
Countyin the first half of 2006, especially in
relation to the previous two years' booming
market with its skyrocketing home and
land values.
The numbers show new single-family
home permits were down for the first half
of 2006 about 36 percent from the same
period last year
Chuck Sanders, president of the Citrus


AVERAGE HOME PRICES
Two bedroom: $144,800.
Three bedroom: $239,365.
I Four bedroom: $302,604.
1 Overall average: $210,776.
Source: Citrus County Board of Realtors

County Builders Association, said sales of
new homes in the first half of 2006 have
indeed been slow. He noted that the month-
ly permit figures actually reflect homes
sold earlier than that due to the time lag


between sale and permit approval.
But he said the slowdown is pretty much
across the board in the new home industry
in the county, and is reflected in the
national market, with a few exceptions in
places like Salt Lake City and parts of
Atlanta.
"Everybody in Citrus County I've talked
to is in the same boat," Sanders said.
Though it's a definite slowdown, he said,
the market hasn't hit rock bottom in Citrus
as it has in some areas of the nation, and
Sanders is optimistic in the long run. He
Please see STREAK/Page 5A


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The Citrus County Animal
Control Shelter has online
listings of impounded ani-
mals. Go to the Web page
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us/ and click on "Impounded
Animals" to begin a search.


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mals listed here, refer to the
type (cat or dog), age group
and gender in a search.
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shelter is in Inverness near


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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.
Saturday.
Call 726-7660 for more
information.


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spaying and neutering of
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Today in


Today is Sunday, July 16, the
197th day of 2006. There are 168
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 16, 1945, the United
States exploded its first experimen-
tal atomic bomb, in the desert of
Alamogordo, N.M.
On this date:
In 1790, the District of Columbia
was established as the seat of the
United States government.
In 1951, the novel "The Catcher
in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger was
first published.
In 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off
ftom Cape Kennedy on the first
manned mission to the surface of
the moon.
In 1973, during the Senate
Watergate hearings, former While
House aide Alexander P.
Butterfield publicly revealed the
existence of President Nixon's
secret taping system.
In 1979, Saddam Hussein
became president of Iraq.
In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr.,
his wife, Carolyn, and her sister,
Lauren Bessette, died when their
single-engine plane, piloted by
Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic
Ocean near Martha's Vineyard,
Mass.
Ten years ago: President
Clinton told the National
Governors Association he was
granting states new powers to
deny benefits to recipients who,
refuse to move from welfare to
work.
Five years ago: South Asian
nuclear rivals india and Pakistan
failed to reach an accord on their
half-century dispute about
Kashmir, ending a landmark three-
day summit on a solemn note.
One year ago: A suicide
bomber blew up a fuel tanker near
a Shiite mosque in Musayyib, Iraq,
killing nearly 100 people.
Today's Birthdays: Actor
Barnard Hughes is 91. Former
. Attorney General Dick Thomburgh
is 74. Soul singer William Bell is 67.
Actor Corin Redgrave is 67. Former
tennis player Margaret Court is 64
Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 58.
Rock composer-musician Stewart
Copeland is 54. Dancer Michael
Flalley is 48. Actress Phoebe Cates
is 43 Actor-comedian Will Ferrell is
39. Actor Corey Feldman is 35.
Rock musician Ed Kowalczyk (Live)
is 35.
Thought for Today: "The
teenagers aren't all bad. I love 'em
if nobody else does. There ain't
nothing wrong with young people.
Jus' quit lyin' to 'em." Jackie
"Moms" Mabley, American singer
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Separate lanes to open in front of

Citrus Hills along Norve Bryant


JIM HUNTER
- jhunter@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
Traffic on County Road 486
in the construction area from
just east of Citrus Hills near
Annapolis Avenue to Forest
Ridge Boulevard will be sepa-
rated onto the eastbound and
*westbound lanes Thursday as
"that part of the road project
.,.gets closer to completion.
Another layer of asphalt is to
go down in those lanes, and
traffic may be constricted to
one lane in either direction as
the final layer of asphalt is put
down. Motorists should be alert
for those lane closings in the
eastbound and westbound
lanes of the road, also known
as Norvell Bryant Highway, in
the coming weeks.
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near the end of the project,
according to project manager
Walt Eastman. The whole proj-
ect,'from Forest Ridge to U.S.
41, is slated to be completed by
the end of the
year. The co
Eastman said
that as the lanes looking
from the Publix
shopping center possi
to the east side
of Citrus Hills piMy
are being fin- Croft A
ished, the focus
of the project four-lane
will become the
segment east of onto the
Annapolis
Avenue to U.S. C.R. 41
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He said there
was an interesting opportunity
the county staff has realized
and was currently considering.
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piggybacking the planned Croft
Avenue expansion project onto
the current C.R. 486 job.
The Croft four-laning project
is currently in right-of-way
acquisition stage, but since the
work is ongoing on the adjacent
C.R. 486, and the design work.
for Croft is two-thirds or more
done, the county staff is debat-
ing the merit of
unty is doing a change
order to utilize
at the the contractor,
DAB, which is
lity of already on site
with equipment,
backing to do the Croft
venue project, too.
If the logistics
project can be worked
out and the price
current DAB gives is rea-
sonable, East-
36 job. man said, the
staff may recom-
mend the action
and take it for approval by the
county commission.
The road improvement plans
include redoing the Croft


Chronicle graphic
Beginning Thursday, traffic along Norvell Bryant Highway/County
Road 486 will be separated from Annapolis Avenue to Forest Ridge
Boulevard. Be alert for lane closings in coming weeks.


Avenue approach to Hernando
Elementary and creating some
bus-only access off C.R. 486.
The school is at the corner of
Croft and C.R. 486.


Having the contractor con-
tinue with the Croft project
could obviously create the pos-
sibility for saving time and
money, Eastman said.


Work assignment pays off


LORI PENDER/Special to the Chronicle
Crystal Chevrolet owner Steve Lamb hands the keys to a brand-new 2006 Corvette to Cathy Kapulka as she is on the phone try-
ing to convince her husband, Henry, that she won the car Saturday afternoon in Crystal River. Kapulka, a photographer for the
Citrus County Chronicle, was on assignment to photograph the winner. Kapulka purchased the ticket while on another assign-
ment at the annual Boys & Girls Club Steak and Steak dinner. About 1,300 tickets were sold at $100 apiece to benefit the Boys.
& Girls Clubs of Citrus County.

Corvette winner announced in Boys & Girls Clubs annual fundraiser


CRISTY LOFTIS
cloftis@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
Chronicle photographer Cathy
Kapulka was supposed to take a picture
of the winner not be the winner.
"I'm standing there ready, waiting to
take the winner's photo," Kapulka said.
But when Crystal Chevrolet owner
Steve Lamb called the winner's name of
the Boys & Girls Club Chevrolet
Corvette raffle... Kapulka was forced to
hand off her camera.


For weeks, Kapulka told friends and
family the Boys & Girls Club Corvette
was hers.
She had bought two $100 tickets at the
Boys & Girls Club Steak and Steak din-
ner earlier this year. When she can,
Kapulka enjoys giving back to the com-
munity
Because of all her joking about win-
ning the car, when she frantically called
her husband and her boss Saturday
afternoon to tell them she'd actually
won, no one believed her
"Tell him I won, the car," Kapulka


shouted, holding her cell phone up to a
crowd of cheering people.
She said her hands were shaking, her
mind was racing she couldn't believe
she had actually won the 2006 Corvette
worth $50,000.
This is the first time in nine years the
raffle winner was present at the draw-
ing to accept the prize.
"Earlier, Steve said to me, 'Oh I hope
the winner is here,"' Kapulka said. "He
didn't know he was looking right at her"
Proceeds from the raffle support the
local Boys & Girls Club programs.


County's public schools rated fair and good


CRISTY LOFTIS
"cloftis@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle


now PA preliminary facilities
assessment of public school
buildings rates Citrus County
public schools between fair
and good.
Earlier this year, the Citrus
County School District com-
missioned a $123,000 study to
determine the state, effective-
ness and functionality of
school facilities.
"It helps us prioritize where
we should put our money first,"
support services Director Mike
Mullen said.
MGT of America inspected
the county's schools, meeting
with principals, maintenance


staff, teachers and community
members to determine which
buildings work, which ones
need immediate repairs and
which designs are the most
functional for students and
staff.
While the school district
already has an internal system
that creates work orders and
priorities to ensure buildings
are maintained, the process is
contingent on available money.
Each building received a
score with the school's condi-
tion making up 50 percent,
educational suitability at 30.
percent and technology readi-
ness and grounds at 10 percent
each.
According to the preliminary
report, schools in Citrus


County range from fair to new
and on average were rated
good.
The school scoring the low-
est overall was Crystal River
Elementary School. In the suit-
ability category about whether
the building is capable of meet-
ing students' educational
needs, the school received an
unsatisfactory rating of about
49 percent.
Mullen said MGT has recom-
mended a portion of the
schools classrooms be torn
down. He said the rooms are
too small and lack storage
space for teachers.
Crystal River High School's
suitability score was the sec-
ond lowest in the school dis-
trict with a score of 54.89 per-


cent. One of the major com-
plaints is that the school's sci-
ence labs are not equipped for
the students to do experiments
because there are no lab tables
or sinks.
Mullen said that overall,
there has not been a surprise
with what MGT has found, but
rather the district has a better
way of comparing the state of
each school site.
The report will be finalized
later in the fall.
One thing that will be includ-
ed is a recommendation from
school board members about
how large future elementary,
middle and high schools
should be while still providing
small learning communities
for students.


Count BRIEFS

Short-handed council
meets in Yankeetown
The depleted Yankeetown
Town Council will meet at 7 p.m.
Monday at the Woman's Club to
hire personnel and pay the bills.
Gov. Jeb Bush declared a
state of emergency in Yankee-
town this week and will allow
the council and mayor to meet,
even through three of the five
council members have resigned.
Mayor Joanne Johannassen
said the agenda has six items,
including hiring a clerk and
deputy clerk, hiring an account-
ing firm to conduct a town audit,
hiring a code enforcement offi-
cer and paying uncontested
bills.
Crystal River council
to discuss budget
The Crystal River City Council
will have a special meeting at 7
p.m. Monday to vote on the
2006-07 budget and tentative
tax rate.
Council members spent sev-
eral workshops this month and
in June whittling the budget
down to a point where it's not
necessary to raise the 5.6-mill
tax rate. One mill equals $1 for
every $1,000 of taxable value
on property.
The budget will be finalized in
September and goes into effect
Oct. 1. Once the tentative rate is
set Monday, the council may
reduce it now but raise it before
Oct. 1.
The council meets at city hall
on U.S. 19.
Sales tax holiday
begins Saturday
Florida's 2006 sales tax holi-
day begins 12:01 a.m. Saturday
and ends midnight July 30.
The intent is to provide resi-
dents a tax break on a variety of
items including books, clothing,
shoes, certain school supplies
and certain bags such as purs-
es, wallets, backpacks andcdia-
,,per bags.., -
The tax break only applies for
clothing if each garment is $50
or less. The same holds true for
books..
School supplies must be $10
or less to be exempt. Not all
school supplies are exempt,
even if they are less than $10.
For instance, markers, high-
lighters, staples; staplers and
umbrellas are all taxable, but
pencils, pens, notebooks, pro-
tractors and backpacks are not.
For a complete list of taxable
and tax-exempt items go to the
Florida Department of Rev-
enues Web site at www
.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/
tax holiday.html.

ON THE NET
Florida Department
of Revenues:
www.myflonda.com/dor
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Ruby Tuesday set
to open July 26
Ruby Tuesday restaurant in
Inverness is slated to open its
doors to the public Wednesday,
July 26.
The hamburger specialty,
causal dining restaurant will
open for dinner and evening
hours for the first three weeks.
The 4,600-square-foot facility
is presently hiring and will
employ about 80 part-time and
full-time employees by the time
it opens, according to
spokesman Andrew Becks.
The 175-seat restaurant is in
front of Lowe's new store just
west of Inverness on State Road
44.
Hours for the first three weeks
will not include lunch and will be
from 4 to 11 p.m. Sunday
through Thursday and 4 p.m. to
midnight Friday and Saturday.
After that, lunch hours will be
added.
The nationally franchised
restaurant is considered in the
grill-and-bar category. It has
more than 30 varieties of ham-
burgers and its own rib special-
ty, as well as seafood, salads
and other dishes on its menu.


Ruby Tuesday is a Tennessee-
based company with more than
800 company-owned and fran-
chised restaurants in the United
States.
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River Friday evening.
Marc A Wainwright, 167 N.E. Ninth St,
Crystal River, was arrested by the Crystal
River Police Department on charges of pos-
session of a firearm/concealed weapon by a
convicted felon, aggravated assault with a


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firearm in public and improper exhibiting a
firearm/dangerous weapon.
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said Wainwright blocked them in at the
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later armed himself with a shotgun firing
rounds at their car, according to the report
Another person who heard the commo-
tion called law enforcement, when
WainwrTight turned the shotgun at the man.
WainwrTigt later told an officer that the
two men took his rental vehicle. He was
arrested at 11:07 p.m. and his bond was set at
$24,500.


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Citrus Count Sheriff
Arrests
David R. Murphy, 33,7066 W.
Wild Oak Place, Homosassa, at
1:37 p.m. Friday on a charge of pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana.
/ Murphy was released on his own
recognizance.
Thefts
A theft, reported at 3:52 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, at 4:19 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, to a residence in
the 7800 block of E. Gulf to Lake
Highway, Invemess.
SA theft, reported at 6:26. p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, between 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4, and 6 p.m.


TuesPay, July 11, in the 10000 block
of West Yulee Drive, Homosassa.
M An auto theft and an arson,
reported at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday, July
11, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, in the 600 block of
S. Glory Point, Inverness.
SA theft, reported at 11:19 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, between 7:30
p.m. and 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, ,July
11, to a conveyance in the 200
block of South Rock Crusher Road,
Lecanto.
Vandalisms
A vandalism, reported at 3:17
p.m. Sunday, July 9, to a roadway in
the 6400 block of South Hamburg
Court, Homosassa.


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reported at 11:18 a.m. Monday,
July 10, between 5 p.m. Saturday,
July 8, and 11 a.m. Monday, July,
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6300 block of West Pine Ridge
Boulevard, Beverly Hills.
HA vandalism, reported at 7 a.m.


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Monday, July 10. and 7 a.m.
Tuesday, July 11, to mailboxes in the
11000 block of East Trails End
Road, Floral City.
E A vandalism, reported at 12:09
p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at 12:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, to a conveyance
on North Florida Avenue, Holder.
A vandalism, reported at 4:05.
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night Monday, July 10, and 4:05
p.m. Tuesday, July 11. to a business
on County Road 495, Crystal River.


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