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INSIDE NOVEMBER 25, 2011Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOLUME 117 ISSUE 110 50 CITRUS COUNTYStill perfect: Packers defeat Lions to go to 11-0/B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C8 Community . . . .C6 Crossword . . . .C7 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .B6 Horoscope . . . .B6 Lottery Numbers . .B4 Lottery Payouts . .B6 Movies . . . . . .C8 Obituaries . . . .A6 Classifieds . . . .C9 TV Listings . . . .C7 FRIDAYHIGH78LOW51Sunny to partly cloudy. East winds around 10 mph.PAGE A4TODAY & Saturday morning SENIOR STYLEWisdomYears of experience can help us live better as seniors./ Inside TakeadvantageofallthatwisdomPage 6 November 2011Take advantage of all that wisdomPage 6 Woman dies in car wreckA Citrus Springs woman died Wednesday after her car went off the road and crashed into a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Shirley Ahearn, 63, was traveling south on Pinecone Avenue in her 2005 Toyota sedan just north of County Road 486 when she lost control and drove onto the right shoulder of the road. According to the report, Ahearns car then kept moving south along a ditch parallel to the road, eventually hitting a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report. FHP is still investigating the crash. Traffic shifting on C.R. 486/491 A major traffic shift will be occurring on County Road 486 and C.R. 491 from Monday, Nov. 28, through Tuesday, Nov. 29. Traffic will be moved onto the newly completed lanes on both roadways, so reconstruction of the existing lanes can be completed. This will be the last major traffic shift associated with the current C.R. 486 roadway construction project from Ottawa Avenue to the Black Diamond Service Road. Traveling motorists can expect delays on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28 and 29, as construction crews prepare for the traffic shift. Park opens gates for wild manatees Access to warmer water importantCATHYKAPULKA Staff WriterHOMOSASSA The wild manatees that frequent the Homosassa River are able to enter its protected spring bowl for the second year in a row since the river gates were opened this week. This marks only the second time in 30 years that the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park opened the gates beneath Long River Bridge inside the park, across the spring run. The six captive manatees who live at the park will have to share their spring bowl, which is divided by an underwater separation fence, with the wild ones who can now come and go freely. They (wild manatees) can access the warmer water in the spring, said Susan Strawbridge, park services specialist. The warmest spot is where the source of the spring is; its about 72 to 74 degrees. Strawbridge said the separation fence was added last year to improve manatee rehabilitation. Last year, on some of the really cold days, there were at least 70 (manatees) that came in, she said. Its a sanctuary area for them. They can get away from the boats and the people. She also said no wild manatees have entered the spring area this week, as the gulf water temperature is warm enough to accommodate them. As soon as the temperature drops, they will start to travel up the river CATHY KAPULKA / ChronicleA captive manatee swims along the separation fence at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. See MANATEE/ Page A2 Trendy for less DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleLabels resale store is opening in Inverness Saturday and will buy used clothes from the public through Dec. 17. It will then begin selling them. Shelley Charette, left and Patrice Hartley organize some of the merchandise the store has already collected. The store is a business venture of the Key Training Center. NANCYKENNEDY Staff WriterINVERNESS Whats trendy for teens and young adults this season? I like sweater dresses that you wear with leggings and boots, said Citrus High School junior Amanda Walkers. I love boots and rompers, said Danielle Johnson, also a CHS junior. Dresses are in, so are layers jeans, tees, a cardigan or jacket over that, plus lots of jewelry. As for brands Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, Aeropostale, Express, Seven and True Religion top the list. For the young and style conscious, labels matter. However, wearing premium brand labels takes money. A pair of Hollister jeans cost about $50 at the mall, a cotton sundress about $60, a hoodie about $40. One outfit could top $100 easily. Unless. Unless you shop at Labels. Similar to Platos Closet, the national resale franchise, Labels sells good quality, gently worn brand-name clothing and accessories for teens and young adults current styles still seen in the mall. Items are priced 70 percent lower than retail prices. So, a $40 hoodie would cost only $12. Also like Platos Closet, Labels buys clothes from the public, paying either cash (30 percent of Labels store price) or, unlike Platos Closet, offers 50 percent in-store credit. Sound good? Labels, located at 208 Tompkins St., in the Connors Shopping Center in Inverness, opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, to buy clothing and accessories to fill up the stores inventory and will continue buying through Saturday, Dec. 17, when it will open its doors for selling, CATHYKAPULKA Staff WriterBEVERLY HILLS The Citrus County Parks and Recreation department, in conjunction with Lowes Home Improvement stores, is sponsoring an Adopt a Tree program, which will ultimately brighten up Christmas for up to 40 needy families throughout Citrus County. For $10.60, a business, group or individual can sponsor a Christmas tree by visiting the Citrus County Parks and Recreation department, the Central Ridge Community Center at Beverly Hills or Lowes Home Improvement store in Inverness. Andy Smith, Citrus County Parks and Recreation department supervisor, said Lowes would deliver up to 40 trees to the community center in Beverly Hills, where the Beverly Hills Craftsmans Guild would provide tree stands. He said on Dec. 16, the undecorated 6-foot trees would be set up in the area surrounding the center. At 2 p.m. those who sponsored a tree are invited to come out and decorate their tree with their ornaments and lights. Smith said food and drinks would be provided. Music and performances by children and adult choral groups will add to the festive afternoon. Adopt a tree and brighten the holidays for a needy family WHAT: J unior fashion resell shop. WHERE: 208 T hompkins St., Inverness (Connors Shopping Center behind Inverness City Hall. OPENING: Satur day, Nov. 26, the store will buy clothes; Dec. 17, for selling. HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p .m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. INFO: (352) 795-5541, e xt. 142, or Facebook.com/ labelscitruscounty. New Key Training Center store offers fashionable clothes at discounted prices See CLOTHES/ Page A5 OUT OF TIME:SanctionsArab League issues ultimatum to Syria. /Page A10 HOLIDAY TRADITION:NYC paradeAnnual event brings out giant balloons, millions of spectators. /Page A10 See TREES/ Page A2
Id love to see them sell out, he said. Forty trees scattered around that area would look really cool. He said the trees would be lit by some of the Citrus County commissioners. Smith said the event might remind some people of the community tree lighting event that used to take place at the center before the oak trees surrounding the building became too large to decorate. This is a community effort and we encourage people to walk through and drive through, he added. At the end of the evening, three trophies will be awarded: the best corporate tree, the best civic group tree and the best family/friends tree. The trees will remain around the center until Dec. 20, when Lowes will transport them to needy families throughout Citrus County. The needy families will be chosen by local agencies. You have an opportunity to come out and enjoy the Christmas spirit, Smith said. And even more importantly, the tree will go to a needy family, to people that cant afford them. The center is located at 1 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. For more information, call the Citrus County Parks and Recreation department at (352) 746-4882.Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at (352) 564-2922 or ckapulka@chronicle online.com. Landlord accused of destroying trailerAPOPKA Authorities said a central Florida landlord tried to evict his tenants by crushing a mobile home with a front-end loader while at least one person was still inside. The Orange County Sheriffs Office reported that 51-year-old John Miller was arrested and charged Tuesday with attempted murder. He remained in jail Thursday with no bond set. One of the tenants told the Orlando Sentinel that she paid $150 a week for the trailer and had lived there for four months with her three children, brother and sister-in-law. She said she wasnt behind in rent but had gotten into a disagreement with Millers family. They had agreed to move out Dec. 1, but Miller apparently didnt want to wait.Man suspected of killing wife shotMIAMI Authorities said police fatally shot a South Florida man accused of gunning down his wife at a restaurant in front of witnesses. The Miami Herald reported that Miami-Dade detectives had staked out Reynaldo Cabreras apartment most of Tuesday when the man finally came home. He fled on foot, and detectives followed. Police say Cabrera reached for his waistband, where he was carrying a gun. Detectives opened fire, killing him. Earlier that morning, authorities say Cabrera got into an argument with his wife, 39year-old Misley Gonzalez. Later, Cabrera went to his wifes workplace and shot her.Officials investigate black mamba biteKINGSLAND, Ga. Wildlife authorities are investigating after a 22-year-old man was bitten by a venomous black mamba while he was trying to purchase the snake at an interstate exit in south Georgia. The Florida Times-Union reported John K. Rosenbaum of Jacksonville, was bitten during the sale Monday along Interstate 95 in Kingsland, Ga. and possibly into the spring. The wild manatees will be allowed to stay until the end of the season in 2012 when the gates under the bridge will be closed allowing the captive manatees use of the whole spring bowl once again. The wildlife park has been participating in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program for the past 30 years. It has helped to rehabilitate more than 40 sick or injured manatees. This year the park plans to release two young manatees back into the wild in Crystal River C.C. Baby from Cape Coral and Krystal from Crystal River. The two were cold stressed, rescued and brought to the park after a frigid Florida winter almost caused their death. The wildlife park continues to rehabilitate manatees and conduct manatee education programs for Florida residents and visitors. For more information on Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, visit www.floridastateparks .org/homosassasprings, or call (352) 628-5343.Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at (352) 564-2922 or ckapulka@chronicle online.com. A2FRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE 0009WBS WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. *Must present written estimate from competitor for this price 527-0012 1-877-746-0017 0009WXI FREE Valances Installation In Home Consulting www.72-hourblinds.com 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY Verticals Faux Wood Blinds Shutters Cellular Shades The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! 2011 2011 2011 2011 NO OUT OF POCKET COST NO OUT OF POCKET COST NO OUT OF POCKET COST Jazzy Select WITH MEDICARE & SUPPLEMENT IF YOU QUALIFY Starting at $ 599 Lift & Recline Chairs Recline & Relax Walkers Starting at $ 99 Go-Go Elite Traveller Starting at $ 899 Financing Available! 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This area will keep the park manatees secure, allowing wild manatees the use of the protected spring bowl. TREESContinued from Page A1 Regional BRIEFS From wire reports
AroundTHE STATE Citrus County Mo Show spotlights prostate cancer The end of Movember, a campaign for prostate cancer awareness, will be marked by a special event at a Crystal River pub. County residents have been growing moustaches, called mos, for the campaign. Set from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Burkes of Ireland, 564 Citrus Ave., the event will feature celebrity bartenders state Rep. Jimmie T. Smith and Citrus County Commissioner Rebecca Bays. All tips will benefit charity. Steve Wright will entertain. Food will be sold by members of the Agricultural Alliance of Citrus County. Family Headquarters Barber Shop will offer hot towel shaves for a donation. At 6:30 p.m., the Mo (Moustache) Show will start, with awards given for the best looking mo, biggest mo and lamest mo. One hundred men aged 50 and older who qualify will receive a coupon for a free prostate screening. OcalaDucks will be relocated, not killedThe city of Ocala has received a federal permit that allows the city to move the prolific Muscovy ducks that have plagued city parks to another location. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the city received the permit Tuesday. The ducks are non-native to Florida and are prohibited by federal law from being moved. The federal permit allows for their relocation to a secure location to a place they cant escape. City officials say the cost to trap and transport the ducks is about $4,500. The estimated number of Muscovy ducks at four parks is between 107 and 130. A College of Central Florida student has pledged to raise the money to move the ducks to save them from being killed.Daytona BeachMan gets 15 years for fleeing fatal crashA Daytona Beach man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a fatal crash that left a woman dead. Volusia County prosecutors announced the sentence Wednesday, saying 30-yearold Bryan Hockensmith had pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving with a suspended license. Authorities said Hockensmith rear-ended 24-year-old Christine Fanchers motorcycle in September 2010. Witnesses say Hockensmith initially continued to step on the accelerator but couldnt get away because Fancher and her bike were stuck under his car. After a witness pulled the woman from underneath the vehicle, authorities say Hockensmith ran over her again as he fled the scene.The woman later died from her injuries.SanfordCar hit by train in Central FloridaAuthorities say an Amtrak train crashed into a car in central Florida, but no one was seriously hurt. The Orlando Sentinel reported that a car got stuck on the tracks Wednesday night in Sanford, just east of Interstate 4. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the cars driver, 66-year-old Joyce Piazza, was able to get out before the impact and received only minor injuries. From wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Senior meals program seeks help SHEMIRWILES Staff WriterLECANTO Nellie Hale firmly believes people who can do for themselves should. Its always been her philosophy ever since she was a little girl. Growing up on a farm in Tennessee meant there was always work to be done, and work she did. Sitting in her modest Beverly Hills home, the 88-yearold admits she would love to work now if she could. But in 2001, she lost her left leg due to a nasty Staph infection that caused blood poisoning. After the amputation, Hale said she still pushed herself to be as self-sufficient as possible. But soon she had to come to grips with the reality something as simple as cooking herself a decent dinner was too hard to do. I cant stand long enough on one leg to cook, she said. Thats when she decided to sign up to receive homedelivered meals. For her, the program is a blessing. While she admits she probably wouldnt starve to death without the meals, she knows she would be hungrier. And hunger is something no one should experience, senior program operations manager Pat Coles said. But for the first time in history, the countys Home Delivered Meals Program has a waiting list. Currently, 60 seniors are on the list. That is 60 seniors too many. We dont want any seniors going to bed hungry, Coles said. The Home Delivered Meals Program is funded by a federal grant under the Older Americans Act as well as private donations. Every day, volunteer drivers deliver nutritious meals to more than 300 homebound seniors. And for a long time, Coles said, everyone was able to keep up with the need. However, rising food and gasoline costs along with an increasing demand have put the program in a situation where there are more seniors in need than grant funding can cover. With the holiday season in full swing, Coles hopes people will take the time to help those who most certainly need it. Our goal is to keep people in their homes where they want to be, she said. Every little bit helps. And the meals most definitely help people like Hale. I like the meals. I can eat enough, she said. I have no complaints about the food or the delivery. Im just thankful for it. Donations of any amount can be mailed to: Citrus Countys Home Delivered Meal Program, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Key #3, Lecanto, FL 34461. The program is also looking for volunteer drivers. For more information, call (352) 527-5975. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at (352) 564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. Countys home-delivery food program now has waiting list for the first time in its history Bountiful feast A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterIt was a scene reminiscent of a church social. Pastor Tim Lantzy and his team of volunteer helpers darted across the bustling dining hall with a ready smile, and the kitchen crew offered dollops of dark or white turkey meat along with the fixings to trains of people at an uninterrupted pace. A big-screen television offered the usual Thanksgiving NFL game. This is wonderful. It really speaks to a sense of community and everybody seems to be happy with what they are having, Lantzy said. The First Baptist Church of Crystal River was having its fifth community Thanksgiving luncheon for anyone who could make it and needed to be fed on the day Americans give thanks for the many bounties in their lives. When the food service began at noon, the hall was humming with chatter and the clatter of tableware as more than 100 people waded into their holiday favorite foods. Marylou Rusovitch, the church secretary, who, along with Jenifer Snider, made sure everything flowed smoothly, said several hundred more people were expected before they stopped serving at 3 p.m. Last year we deepfried 26 turkeys and ran out, so, this year we cooked 32, Rusovitch said. She said the goal this year was to feed about 400 people. Rusovitch said 10 deliveries were made to the homebound and takeouts were offered to those who couldnt stay. I am so thankful that all these people can come and be with us and eat with us and share on this wonderful holiday. As you can see, we have young and old and even some who sleep in the woods are here today. For some, we encourage them to take extra with them so they will have something to eat tomorrow, Rusovitch added. Elderly snowbirds Marv Breul and Dick Miller from Wisconsin brought their spouses and may have found the perfect spot for home-cooked Thanksgiving food. And, to top things off, their favorite team, the Green Bay Packers, were playing on the TV in the hall. I never felt so comfortable. It is our first time; everything was perfect. What a blessing to have found this place, Breul said. It was volunteer Richard Feldmans first time, too, and he was glad he ventured out of the house. I think its great I came. I would have been sitting at home otherwise, watching television, he said. Here I can see I am making people happy and that always gives you a good feeling.Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at (352) 564-2925 or at asidibe@chronicle online.com. Churchs Thanksgiving dinner feeds bodies, souls A.B. SIDIBE/ChronicleTOP: Volunteers Barbara Sayers, left; Mabel Youngerman; Sara Keeran; and Linda Garrett stayed busy Thursday filling plates with Thanksgiving food during the First Baptist Church of Crystal Rivers annual Thanksgiving luncheon. BOTTOM: Volunteers Jenifer Snider, left, and Marylou Rusovitch were responsible for making sure the churchs annual Thanksgiving luncheon came off without a hitch. Cut-a-thon to benefit Boys & Girls Club CATHYKAPULKA Staff WriterQuick Stop Barber Shops Beverly Hills and Hernando locations are holding a cuta-thon to benefit the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. barbers and cosmetologists will donate their services, offering haircuts for $5 to men, women and children. The event will include music, free hot dogs and balloons. At the Beverly Hills location, M&M Entertainment will provide a deejay. Lane Vick, executive director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County, said the club is in great need of donations to provide scholarships for children who cant afford the clubs services. Vick said the after-school programs are $60 per month, and the beforeschool programs are $20 per week. Summer camp is $70 per week and Christmas camp is $12 per day. She said the clubs costs have increased and donations have decreased. Our sources have just dried up something terrible, Vick said. The money just doesnt go that far, so we really have to turn to the public and hope that theyll come through. Vick said in 2010, the club provided services for more than 700 children and explained how the clubs programs benefit Citrus County youth. Our kids graduate and become productive citizens, she added. For Boys & Girls Club members, the rates are less than 1 percent for drug use, violent crimes and weapons charges. The pregnancy rate is zero. Quick Stop Barber Shops are located in the Winn Dixie plaza at 3541 County Road 491 N. in Beverly Hills and in the Hernando Plaza at 2780 U.S. 41 N. To make an appointment, call (352) 527-3030 in Beverly Hills or (352) 419-6514 in Hernando. Walk-ins are welcome. WHAT: Cut-A-Thon WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Quick Stop Barber Shop locations, Winn-Dixie plaza, 3541 County Road 491 N. in Beverly Hills and Hernando Plaza, 2780 U.S. 41 N. COST: $5. CONTACT: Call (352) 419-6514 More in toxic tush case The Miami HeraldMIAMI A second person has been arrested in South Floridas notorious toxic tush case, charged with assisting a fake doctor accused of leaving patients with life-threatening injuries from a buttocks-enhancement procedure that involved injecting a toxic stew of household and automotive chemicals into their bodies. Corey Alexander Eubank, 40, of Hollywood, was charged with two counts of unlicensed practice of a health care professional with serious injury and two counts of acting as a principal, according to Miami Gardens police. He was arrested Wednesday. Eubank is accused of aiding Oneal Ron Morris, 30. Morris clients believed they were getting a backside enhancement. What they really got, according to police, were injections of cement, mineral oil, Fix-a-Flat and Super Glue. The injections left the victims ill, sending them to hospitals. Miami Gardens police said that both Eubank and Morris were in jail Wednesday night. Morris was arrested last week on charges of practicing health care without a license, causing serious bodily injury. He was rearrested Wednesday after a second victim came forward. In the case that brought the scheme to light last week, Morris is accused of duping a Miami Gardens woman into paying for six injections of what, in her case, was a near-lethal formula of chemicals administered through a tube hooked to a cooler. The Miami Herald/ St. Petersburg TimesTALLAHASSEE Testifying in a deposition, Senate President Mike Haridopolos admitted he didnt tell the truth last year when he denied knowledge of a secret settlement that ended Jim Greers tumultuous tenure as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. I believe what I told him was not the whole story, yeah, Haridopolos said last week of his April 2010 video interview with Marc Caputo, then a reporter in the Herald/Timescapital bureau. The Merritt Island lawmaker, who at the time said there were no agreements, now says he wasnt truthful because he believed the agreement with Greer was confidential. I said the contrary because I thought I wasnt allowed to talk about it, Haridopolos testified, according to a transcript of the deposition in Greers criminal case. The Senate presidents sworn testimony offers new glimpses into the elaborate behind-the-scenes machinations by top Florida Republican leaders in late 2009 and early 2010 to coerce Greers resignation, which included the sweetener of a $124,000 severance payment. But the payment was never made and is now the subject of a civil lawsuit filed by Greer against the Republican Party of Florida. A statewide grand jury has charged Greer with fraud and money laundering in connection with Victory Strategies, a Greer-founded firm that conducted party fundraising. Fla. Senate president admits lying about settlement
Drum major death sparks FAMU probe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, The longtime director of Florida A&M Universitys famed marching band was fired Wednesday as the fallout from a drum majors suspected hazing death deepened. Floridas governor said state investigators would join the probe and the college announced an independent review led by a former state attorney general. Band member Robert Champion, 26, was found unresponsive on a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel on Saturday night after the schools football team lost to rival BethuneCookman. Champion, of Atlanta, was vomiting and had complained he couldnt breathe before he collapsed. Investigators believe hazing occurred before 911 was called. Champions cause of death wasnt known, and a spokeswoman with the medical examiners office said it could take up to three months to learn exactly what killed him. On Tuesday, the university president shuttered the marching band and the rest of the music departments performances as band director Julian White stood by. White, who graduated from the school with a music education degree, didnt comment at the news conference and a telephone message left at his home Wednesday was not immediately returned. He has 10 days to respond to his termination. White became a faculty member at the school in 1972, according to the universitys website, and his bands consistently received superior ratings in marching and concert. The Marching 100 band has performed at several Super Bowls and represented the U.S. in Paris at the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. Hazing cases in marching bands have cropped up over the years, particularly at historically black colleges, where a spot in the marching band is coveted and the bands are revered almost as much as the sports teams for which they play. In 2008, two first-year French horn players in Southern Universitys marching band were beaten so they had to be hospitalized. A year later, 20 members of Jackson State Universitys band were suspended after being accused of hazing. One of the worst cases occurred in 2001 and involved former FAMU band member Marcus Parker, who suffered kidney damage because of a beating with a paddle. Three years earlier, Ivery Luckey, a clarinet player from Ocala, Fla., said he was paddled around 300 times, sending him to the hospital and leaving him physically and emotionally scarred. Some 20 band members were suspended and Luckey eventually wound up filing a lawsuit against the state Board of Regents. According to reports, Luckey settled for $50,000 for his injuries. Retired sociology professor and hazing expert Richard Sigal was hired by Luckeys attorneys to testify at the trial. Sigal, who has held anti-hazing workshops at high schools and colleges, told The Associated Press that he previously found an acceptance of hazing at the university. There was a hazing subculture that existed, that everyone knew about, and everyone turned away from and didnt do anything about. And that was at the core of what the issue was at A&M, he said. In the current case, no charges have been filed, but any death involving hazing is a third-degree felony in Florida. Republican Gov. Rick Scott said he believed Champions death warranted help from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Scott said he wanted investigators to assure that the circumstances leading to Mr. Champions death become fully known, and that if there are individuals directly or indirectly responsible for this death, they are appropriately brought to justice and held accountable. Ammons, the school president, also announced the formation of an independent task force to investigate Champions death. 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Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. Legal notices in todays Citrus County Chronicle0009OHNFictitious Name Notices......................................C16 Lien Notices.........................................................C16 Foreclosure Sale/Action Notices.. ....C 12, C13, C16 Notice to Creditors/Administration....................C12 Self Storage Notices...........................................C12 Forfeitures............................................................C12 Dissolution of Marriage Notices........................ C12 HI LO PR 78 52 NA HI LO PR 77 52 NA HI LO PR 78 53 NA HI LO PR 75 54 NA HI LO PR 76 52 NA HI LO PR 72 50 NA YESTERDAYS WEATHER Sunny to partly cloudyTHREE DAY OUTLOOK Partly cloudy A few showers with the passing cold frontHigh: 78 Low: 51 High: 80 Low: 54 High: 76 Low: 45TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING SATURDAY & SUNDAY MORNING SUNDAY & MONDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Thursday 80/58 Record 86/27 Normal 76/55 Mean temp. 69 Departure from mean +3 PRECIPITATION* Thursday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.39 in. Total for the year 55.23 in. Normal for the year 49.64 in.*As of 6 p.m. at InvernessUV INDEX: 4 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Thursday at 3 p.m. 30.16 in. DEW POINT Thursday at 3 p.m. 55 HUMIDITY Thursday at 3 p.m. 47% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were moderate and trees were light.**Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms.AIR QUALITY Thursday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................5:33 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:02 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................7:25 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................6:05 P.M. NOV. 25DEC. 2DEC. 10DEC. 17 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONSCitrus County/Inverness/Crystal River: Lawn watering is limited to twice per week. Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Report violations: Citrus County (352) 527-5543; Crystal River and Inverness: (352) 7264488. Landscape Watering Schedule and Times: Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time. For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestrys Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdi Todays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 76 60 s Ft. Lauderdale 79 70 s Fort Myers 80 60 s Gainesville 74 53 s Homestead 78 67 s Jacksonville 73 52 s Key West 78 71 s Lakeland 77 56 s Melbourne 78 65 s City H L Fcast Miami 79 68 s Ocala 76 53 s Orlando 79 59 s Pensacola 69 58 s Sarasota 80 59 s Tallahassee 72 48 s Tampa 78 62 s Vero Beach 78 65 s W. Palm Bch. 78 68 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESEast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Sunny skies today. Gulf water temperature72 LAKE LEVELSLocation Wed. Thu. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 28.12 28.12 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 35.26 35.26 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 37.37 37.37 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 39.32 39.32 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOKTaken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 46 31 s 55 37 Albuquerque 57 34 pc 60 34 Asheville 65 39 s 65 33 Atlanta 67 38 s 67 48 Atlantic City 57 34 s 59 38 Austin 74 41 c 73 60 Baltimore 60 31 s 64 40 Billings 59 39 c 44 21 Birmingham 66 37 s 67 52 Boise 56 39 pc 44 26 Boston 46 31 s 58 46 Buffalo 47 32 s 55 49 Burlington, VT 35 28 s 50 37 Charleston, SC 66 46 s 69 50 Charleston, WV 56 34 s 64 41 Charlotte 66 31 s 68 38 Chicago 47 40 c 60 52 Cincinnati 50 39 s 62 46 Cleveland 53 36 s 63 47 Columbia, SC 67 37 s 70 41 Columbus, OH 46 35 s 61 45 Concord, N.H. 36 23 s 51 32 Dallas 58 42 c 70 58 Denver 69 40 pc 57 27 Des Moines 67 37 c 61 43 Detroit 45 34 pc 56 47 El Paso 67 40 ts 61 41 Evansville, IN 49 43 s 66 48 Harrisburg 59 36 s 60 36 Hartford 48 27 s 58 38 Houston 63 47 pc 76 64 Indianapolis 50 39 s 61 47 Jackson 67 42 pc 72 56 Las Vegas 67 45 s 65 44 Little Rock 53 50 pc 71 56 Los Angeles 63 47 trace s 67 49 Louisville 51 44 s 66 46 Memphis 59 47 s 70 56 Milwaukee 46 37 c 55 49 Minneapolis 59 36 c 51 40 Mobile 69 46 pc 70 58 Montgomery 69 43 s 69 50 Nashville 59 36 s 67 47 New Orleans 68 54 pc 73 62 New York City 54 37 s 60 48 Norfolk 60 45 s 68 41 Oklahoma City 65 38 c 68 45 Omaha 73 34 c 59 33 Palm Springs 68 46 s 76 52 Philadelphia 58 36 s 61 43 Phoenix 68 51 s 71 50 Pittsburgh 46 32 s 60 41 Portland, ME 38 24 s 48 35 Portland, Ore 48 40 .16 c 46 38 Providence, R.I. 49 31 s 60 44 Raleigh 64 38 s 69 38 Rapid City 54 34 sh 50 27 Reno 55 40 s 56 30 Rochester, NY 51 28 s 58 46 Sacramento 55 46 .23 s 62 41 St. Louis 60 44 pc 71 51 St. Ste. Marie 45 35 c 47 41 Salt Lake City 60 45 c 47 26 San Antonio 74 47 c 75 62 San Diego 62 57 s 65 52 San Francisco 56 52 .13 s 61 48 Savannah 67 45 s 70 52 Seattle 45 37 .14 c 44 36 Spokane 43 31 .10 pc 41 25 Syracuse 52 30 s 59 42 Topeka 68 42 c 69 42 Washington 61 38 s 65 38YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 82 Fort Myers, Fla. LOW 5 Presque Isle, Maine FRIDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 87/75/pc Amsterdam 48/41/sh Athens 54/41/pc Beijing 45/27/pc Berlin 45/35/pc Bermuda 71/63/sh Cairo 70/53/pc Calgary 37/19/pc Havana 82/60/pc Hong Kong 77/70/c Jerusalem 58/44/pc Lisbon 66/50/pc London 53/43/sh Madrid 61/41/s Mexico City 73/49/pc Montreal 49/45/pc Moscow 33/30/sn Paris 53/40/sh Rio 83/71/sh Rome 63/46/pc Sydney 67/61/r Tokyo 55/44/pc Toronto 55/46/pc Warsaw 40/27/pc WORLD CITIES Thursday Friday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Thursday Friday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Friday SaturdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 4:24 a/12:36 a 6:23 p/1:30 p 5:08 a/1:20 a 7:10 p/2:17 p Crystal River** 2:45 a/10:52 a 4:44 p/10:42 p 3:29 a/11:39 a 5:31 p/11:27 p Withlacoochee* 12:32 a/8:40 a 2:31 p/8:30 p 1:16 a/9:27 a 3:18 p/9:15 p Homosassa*** 3:34 a/12:29 p 5:33 p/ 4:18 a/12:19 a 6:20 p/1:16 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 11/25 FRIDAY 4:52 11:07 5:23 11:39 11/26 SATURDAY 5:56 11:37 6:27 12:11 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. FRIDAY HI LO PR 75 53 NA Today's active pollen:Composites, grasses, palm Todays count: 4.9/12 Saturdays count: 5.4 Sundays count: 4.6 Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeBurglariesA burglary to a conveyance occurred at about 11 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 800 block of W. Buttonbush Drive, Beverly Hills. A burglary to a conveyance occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 200 block of S. Osceola St., Beverly Hills. A burglary to two conveyances was reported Nov. 22 in the 30 block of S. Desoto St., Beverly Hills.A burglary to an unoccupied residence occurred at about 9 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 800 block of Duck Cove Path, Inverness.TheftsA grand theft ($300 or more) occurred on May 7 in the 1400 block of S. Alto Verde Terrace, Inverness.A theft of utility services occurred on Oct. 28 in the 1700 block of N. Dunkenfield Ave., Crystal River.A petit theft occurred at about 3:52 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 1200 block of N.E. 8th Ave., Crystal River.A grand theft ($300 or more) occurred at about noon Nov. 12 in the 700 block of E. Reehill St., Lecanto.A grand theft ($300 or more) occurred at about 9:20 a.m. Nov. 16 in the 11400 block of N. Loni Terrace, Dunnellon.A petit theft occurred at about 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 200 block of N. Line Ave., Inverness.A grand theft ($300 or more) occurred at about 2 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 4000 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A petit theft occurred at about 9 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 6500 block of S. Gross Ave., Homosassa.A grand theft ($300 or more) occurred at about 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 6700 block of W. Gulf-toLake Highway, Crystal River.An attempted retail petit theft occurred at about 4:38 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 2500 block of N. Trucks Ave., Hernando.A retail petit theft occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 300 block of N.E. U.S. Highway 19, Crystal River. A retail petit theft occurred on Nov. 23 in the 400 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River.VandalismVehicle vandalism ($200 or more) occurred at about 11 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 50 block of S. Columbus St., Beverly Hills. For the RECORD Band director fired after suspected hazing There was a hazing subculture that existed ... Richard Sigalretired sociology professor and hazing expert.
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CITRUS + Your Tip to 274637 (CRIMES) CLICK . www.Crime StoppersCitrus.com CALL . 1-888-ANY-TIPS (1-888-269-8477) Funded by the Office of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers Trust Fund buying and trading. A lot of people like Platos Closet and they sell their clothes there, but this is different, said Danielle Johnson, Labels sales associate and a Citrus High School junior. This store has style; Platos Closet is just racks of clothes, added sales associate Amanda Walker, also a CHS junior. Plus, its all the way in Ocala. Labels is the newest business venture of the Key Training Center. As Melissa Walker, Key Center assistant executive director, explained, its another avenue for them, a thrift store kicked way up. Walker said she got the idea for Labels when shopping at Platos Closet with her own teenage daughter and realized Citrus County didnt have anything like it for local young shoppers. For the past six months weve been going through the clothing donations we get at the Key Center thrift stores and holding back the brand names for this age Aeropostale and Hollister. We have stuff that still has tags on it, she said. Every item is tagged and scanned into a computer so they can keep an exact inventory. This way well be able to make intelligent decisions on what to buy, what were short on or have a lot of, what looks are top sellers, she said. How it works: You go through your closet and take out what you dont want anymore, launder it and make sure its still in good condition. The key is, dont bring in anything that you wouldnt buy. Next, bring your items to Labels to see what they will buy. This process takes between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how many items you bring. After the buyer is finished youll be given an offer for cash and one for store credit your choice. The public is also welcome to walk in and shop without bringing in clothes. Danielle and Amanda said the store has already created buzz among their friends. People walking by peek through the plate glass windows, curious. It has the look and feel of a high-priced mall retail store or boutique. Labels carries clothing and accessories for males and females, ages 12 to 24. Because its a Key Training Center endeavor, Key clients are involved by steaming each item and putting it on a hanger. Also, to get Labels young customers familiar with the Key Center and to give them an opportunity to help Key clients, there will be storage cubes in the rear of the store for clothing donations. So, if someone comes in and we do not purchase all their items, they can donate what we dont buy to the Key Training Center, Walker said. To make it a reality to kids, each cube will be visible and they can watch them fill up with clothes so theyll know how much theyre giving back to help persons with developmental disabilities. Items donated to the Key Center will be marked as a safeguard so they wont end up back at Labels on the sales rack. Walker added that theyve hired teens and young adults to work in the store and are providing ongoing training in customer service. Their pulse on whats trendy will help the store and at the same time theyll get training, which will help them move on in the workplace. Im into all the hip clothes and I have a 15-year-old stepdaughter who borrows my clothes, said Patrice Hartley, lead sales associate. I love the clothes that we have here already, and we have such a wide variety that we have a style for everybody.Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 564-2927. CLOTHESContinued from Page A1 DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleTOP: Danielle Johnson and Amanda Walker work at the accessories and sales counter at Labels resale store in Inverness, setting up the for the grand opening on December 17. The store is a business venture of the Key Training Center. RIGHT: Labels will offer gentlyused juniors clothing at discounted prices. For those who like to wear different things all the time, the store will buy quality clothing for resale.
OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Additionally, all obituaries will be posted online at www.chronicleonline .com. Small photos of the deceaseds face can be included for an additional charge. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Email obits@chronicle online.com or fax (352) 563-3280. Phone (352) 563-5660 for details. STEPHENHUDAK Orlando SentinelTAVARES George McCovery shed 25 pounds in 20 days on the lose-apound, gain-a-day plan suggested by Lake County Judge Donna Miller, but he wouldnt necessarily recommend the diet to others. Miller, who sentenced McCovery, 37, earlier this month for driving with a suspended license, promised the 345-pound hypertensive man that she would shrink his stay at the Lake County Jail by one day for every pound he lost while in custody. After 20 days in the slammer, where he limited his intake mostly to vegetables on his dinner tray, he weighed in Monday at 320 pounds, and Miller cut him loose early in time for turkey-day sweet-potato pie at home in West Palm Beach. Its not easy to lose weight. I thought hed lose 5, maybe, 6 pounds not 25, said Miller, 64, who has often dished out creative sentences during her 17 years as a county judge. Its like (sentencing) someone in a drug case. Id much rather have them stop doing drugs than send them to jail. I hope I can help. Miller, the judge on Lake Courts, a TV program on a community-access channel that replays criminal proceedings in her courtroom, has ordered defendants to take up jogging, enroll in dance class and tutor math. She often assigns misdemeanor offenders to pull weeds or turn dirt in a community vegetable garden that benefits food pantries. I dont do any Jerry Springer stuff where people have to parade outside Walmart with a sign that says, Im a thief, Miller said, referring to punishment that includes public humiliation. I do what I do to try to change the person in front of me. But I know I cant help everyone. If the person needs jail, they get jail. Bobby Azcano, an attorney with The Ticket Clinic law firm, said Millers approach on the bench is unusual in the Central Florida courts where he practices, which also includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Very unique to say the least, said Azcano, a lawyer since 2000. I think shes a counselor on the bench is how I would describe it. Shes interested in the rehabilitation process. Shes not as punitive as other judges are. A former teacher who has worked as a public defender and once served as the Lake County sheriffs attorney, Miller admitted some peers have cautioned her to act more judicial and less like a social worker. She shrugs off the criticism. Im the Tim Tebow of the courtroom, Miller said, half-joking in her reference to the former University of Florida football star widely criticized by NFL pundits for unconventional but successful quarterbacking skills. Miller usually gives defendants a choice between her specially tailored sentence or jail and fines. In October, Gwendolyn Wages, 50, appeared in Millers court on a probation violation that accused her of failing to complete a community-service requirement for causing a wreck while impaired by pain medicine. The Ocala woman, limited by back and hip ailments, said she was not healthy enough for physical work. Prosecutors offered to forgive the violation and five days in jail if Wages just paid her fine and costs. Miller instead directed Wages to complete 60 holiday-greeting cards, enough for every patient at LifeStream Behavioral Center, a mental-health and addiction facility in Leesburg. Said Miller: Come Christmastime, well pass them out to whoever is in LifeStream and away from their family during the holiday season. Wages said she made not 60 but 90 cards: I hope it brightens up somebody elses day. Not everyone embraces the judges sentences. An Orlando woman turned down Millers proposal Wednesday to fulfill a sentence for driving with a suspended license by decorating small brown bags that will hold holiday goodies for LifeStream patients. She chose instead to pay a $200 fine. But Natasha Wells, 30, a divorced mother with three kids, leapt at the same deal for the same offense. Pay $200 or have an artsand-craft day with my kids? Are you kidding? she asked. McCovery, cited for the criminal traffic offense while visiting his sister in Leesburg, also was surprised by the judges proposal. He had discussed his desire to lose weight with Miller in court while asking her to delay his jail stay for a week so he could retrieve his prescription medicine for high blood pressure. She imposed a 29-day sentence and offered to assess his weight-loss commitment after 20 days behind bars. He credited his weight loss and nine-day reprieve to encouragement from detention deputies, bland jail food and Miller. She gave me a chance to prove myself, and I didnt want to let her down, he said. Miller added a personal note to his release order. It read, Good job, Mr. McCovery! Judge rewards weight loss with early release Lake County Judge Donna Miller usually gives defendants a choice between her specially tailored sentence or jail and fines. For Information and costs, call 726-8323 Burial Shipping Cremation Funeral Home With Crematory 0007QUW Member of International Order of the A6FRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE WILL CONSTRUCTION352-628-2291 DRYER VENT CLEANING 0009TB9 PREVENT FIRE! 0009SYC Obituary Virginia Gilson, 91INVERNESSGraveside services for Mrs. Virginia Taylor Jones Gilson, age 91, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 11 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2011, at the Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua, FL. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Surviving are her son, Randall R. Jones (Fran Cannon) of Inverness, FL; daughters, Lana S. Jones of Alachua, FL and Tamara Jones Hines of Littleton, CO; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; six step-great-greatgrandchildren; niece, Kay Ellen Farison of Illinois; and nephew, Craig Taylor Farison (Amanda) of South Carolina. Preceding Virginia in death were her parents, Ray and Imo Cheney Taylor of Napoleon, OH; twin sister, Marjorie Taylor Farison (Glenn Farison) of Roswell, GA; and husbands, Paul L. Jones, Gainesville FL, and William E. Gilson of Napoleon, OH. Dragonriders author Anne McCaffrey dies at 85 Associated PressDUBLIN Anne McCaffrey, whose vision of an interstellar alliance between humans and dragons spawned two dozen Dragonriders of Pern novels, has died in Ireland aged 85, her publisher and family announced Wednesday. Random House said the Cambridge, Massachusettsborn author died of a stroke Monday at her rural residence south of Dublin, her home for four decades. She christened her self-designed house Dragonhold. Surrounded by the reassuring presence of family and close friends, her passing was swift and without suffering, her three children said in a statement. McCaffrey turned to the male-dominated world of sci-fi writing after dabbling in singing and amateur acting. I have always used emotion as a writing tool, McCaffrey told the science fiction magazine Locus in a 2004 interview. That goes back to me being on the stage. The thing is, emotion if its visibly felt by the writer will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut. But you have to really mean it. She was the first woman to win the top two prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and the Nebula, in 1968 and 1969 respectively, following publication of her first two novellas set on the fictional planet of Pern. McCaffrey moved to Ireland in 1970 after filing for divorce from her husband of 20 years. She had ancestral ties to Ireland, which also had just launched a unique program to woo novelists to live there exempt from income tax. Her popularity surged with the 1978 publication of The White Dragon, which completed her original trilogy begun in the late 1960s. It was her only novel to break into The New York Times best-seller list. But she maintained a prolific writing pace, producing a further 21 novels set in Pern at various periods of its imagined history. Over the past decade as her health faded, she increasingly collaborated with her son Todd, who coauthored five Pern-based novels and wrote three others on his own. The 23rd novel, Dragons Time, was published in June with mother and son sharing the writing credit, while the 24th, Sky Dragons, is set for publication next year. She is survived by two sons and a daughter. Funeral arrangements were not announced. I have always used emotion as a writing tool. Anne McCaffreyduring an interview in 2004. Gov. Rick Scott helps serve Thanksgiving dinner in Naples Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, helps serve Thanksgiving dinner to guests at St. Matthews House homeless shelter in Naples on Thursday. St. Matthews House officials estimated they would feed nearly 7,000 people for the Thanksgiving holiday through their turkey and grocery giveaway and the sit-down dinner on Thursday afternoon. TRISTAN SPINSKI/AP Photo/Naples Daily News To Place Your In Memory ad, Call Mike Snyder at 563-3273 email@example.com or Annemarie Miller at 564-2917 firstname.lastname@example.org Closing time for placing ad is 4 days prior to run date. 0009P9C Sunday, December 4 Noon to 5 p.m. $10 non refundable The tour features six beautiful Citrus County homes that are exquisitely decorated for the holiday season. The CRWC will provide tour guests at its clubhouse with light refreshments, detailed maps and a wonderful display of handmade crafts and gifts from the Art Department. 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CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011 A7 0009I56 6:00 pm Curtis Peterson Auditorium Reserved seats $12 For information call 637-4663 www.NatureCallsShirthouse.com 352-270-6700 The Citrus Community Concert Choir, Inc. Proudly Presents 0009QLH Sunday, Nov. 27, 2:00 PM St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19), Crystal River Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30 PM Faith Lutheran Church 935 Crystal Glen, Lecanto Sunday, Dec. 4, 2:00 PM First Lutheran Church 1900 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness Handels Messiah and Christmas Carols Directed by Jacki Scott General admission is $10 donation, children 12 and under are free. Additional information may be obtained by visiting our website www.citruschoir.com or by calling either 212-1746 or 382-7071. Funds to benefit the Scholarship Fund 0009CUF NOVEMBER 26 NOVEMBER 26 10 am 4 pm 10 am 4 pm KAYAK DRAWING 0009I4H Christmas Parade A Family Affair For information or application, email email@example.com or call Barbara 352-465-2434 or Ann 352-465-1191 Dec. 18 starting at 2 p.m. Citrus Springs Enter off 41 by the Fountain, Citrus Springs Blvd. Parade ends at Wesley Jones Park. Voting for Prince & Princess 2012 Sign Up is Free Trophies Awarded Sponsored by: Citrus County Chronicle and Citrus County Parks and Recreation Diquat / Garlon 3A / Glyphosate / 2,4D 0009FX1 WEEKLY AQUATIC TREATMENT SCHEDULE FOR CITRUS COUNTY Citrus County s Aquatic Services Division plans the following aquatic weed control activities for the week beginning November 28, 2011. All treatments are contingent upon weather conditions and water quality. Treated areas will be identified with Warning Signs indicating the date of treatment and the necessary water use restrictions. For further information, please call 352-527-7620. Citrus County Division of Aquatic Services MECHANICAL HARVESTING Hernando Pool Tussocks Inverness Pool Tussocks Crystal River Filamentous Algae HERBICIDE TREATMENTS Waterbody Plant Herbicide Used Hernando Pool Tallow / Duckweed / Hydrilla / Nuphar / Willows Garlon 3A / Diquat / Clipper / Quest / Super K / Aquathol / Glyphosate / 2,4D Limnophila / Cattails / Lotus / Floating / Tallow / Pickerelweed / Duckweed / Torpedograss / Hydrilla / Nuphar / Tussocks / Willows Garlon 3A / Diquat / Glyphosate / Super K / Aquathol / 2,4D / Clipper / Quest Floating / Floating Heart / Tallow / Tussocks / Willows Floral City Pool Inverness Pool The Tampa TribuneTAMPA Lorraine Pedros mornings actually start the night before, with a new list of contacts and a plan for how to find them. Its Pedros job to locate the people whose names show up daily on her computer at the Hillsborough County Health Department. Teenagers, senior citizens, executives and prostitutes, husbands and wives. They have one thing in common. Each is about to receive some extraordinarily bad news. Pedro has to tell each person on her list that he or she has been infected with a sexually transmitted disease. This is black, white, young and old, she said. Its everybody. Pedro and eight co-workers at the health department are called disease intervention specialists. To the outside world, though, theyre more like sex detectives, trying to hunt down and treat infections before they spread and wreak physical, emotional and financial havoc. Some people suspect something is wrong; the appearance of an unexplained lesion or pain down there got them to a doctor. Others have no symptoms, but a blood test revealed the presence of one of four highly contagious and dangerous infections: HIV, Chlamydia, syphilis or gonorrhea. People who see a doctor regularly usually get their results from their physician. But plenty dont. Theyre flagged after taking a test at an emergency clinic or while donating blood. The job falls on the local health department to inform them, educate them about the disease, and encourage them to get further tests or treatment. Pedro isnt the grim reaper, but she isnt exactly a welcome guest. Normally people are not violent when you explain why youre there. Once they calm down, theyre usually nice, the fast-talking veteran agent said. Health fairs can do only so much to prevent the spread of disease. Notification and early intervention is the next step to stop the problem from getting worse, said Carlos Mercado, STD program director for the health departments in Hillsborough and Manatee counties. The costs associated with untreated sexually transmitted diseases are significant. The 19 million new infections each year cost the health care system $17 billion annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Hillsborough, more than $1 million a month in future medical costs are averted by getting Hillsborough residents to seek treatment, Mercado said. The workload is heavy. Nearly 8,500 cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and Chlamydia have been reported to the state this year. An additional 200-plus cases of HIV infection are reported each year. Pedro and the other specialists get 10 to 15 new names a day. The best-case scenario involves agents reaching out with a phone call and setting up a brief face-to-face meeting. More often, though, they end up using old-school investigative techniques and lots of shoe leather, visiting homes, schools and workplaces, pleading for a few minutes of a contacts time. If the person will listen, shes discreet but direct, getting as much information out there as possible. Pedro uses polite language, but shes no softie about breaking the news. You may not get them again, she says of her attempts to notify people and encourage them to get treatment. You try to knock it all out the same day. The youngest person Pedro ever had to break the news to was 14 years old. The oldest was 87, in Miami, where she spent three years notifying contacts in the late 1990s. Since coming to Tampa in 2006, she has met contacts in nearly every neighborhood in Hillsborough County, from uppermiddle class subdivisions in Valrico to mobile homes on dirt roads in Wimauma. In a single day, Pedro will reach out to teenagers still in school and middle-aged professionals; shell talk to young wives on their way out to the grocery store and professional dancers working at strip clubs along Nebraska Avenue. Everyone gets the same introduction and treatment. If her phone calls are ignored, Pedro visits the home, carrying a plain white envelope. In it is a letter requesting that the person call the health department for important information. Its intentional that no details are given. Pedro handwrites the contacts name across the front of each notice she serves. Then she adds a red stamp, marking the letter CONFIDENTIAL. Knowing a lot of people wont be home when she knocks, Pedro carefully crams the envelope into the door jamb so only someone with a key can retrieve it. She notices whether the blinds are drawn, or whether there are newspapers in the driveway. She listens for a barking dog or a TV playing inside. She never drives off right away. The contact may come out a few minutes later while shes still jotting notes. Or a neighbor might stroll by and say when the contact is usually home. The CDC spends six months training local notification agents. Thats where Pedro learned to back into parking spots to avoid showing her license plate. Contacts who dont call back may get a visit at their workplace or, for high school students, at school. Its not unrealistic to spend hours in a lobby waiting. In public settings, Pedro tucks her Health Department badge in her pocket and calls herself a friend of the person she needs to notify. A phone call or meeting can last minutes or hours. It depends, Pedro said, on how forthcoming a contact is about sexual partners, or whether the person will consent to additional blood tests to clarify the level of infection. Success comes when a contact confirms he or she is getting medical treatment and shares the names of partners who also may be infected. Vals Vals Boutique Boutique 563-1234 Hwy. 19, Crystal River (Next to Specialty Gems) Mon. Fri. 10-5 p.m. Sat. 10-1 p.m. 0009QEB Uncomfortable conversation Associated PressLorraine Pedro, Health Services Representative, works in her car while she waits Oct. 30 for a client who was to meet her in a parking lot in Tampa. STD notification team is discreet, direct Occupied holiday Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO Most Americans spent Thanksgiving snug inside homes with families and football. Others used the holiday to give thanks alongside strangers at outdoor Occupy encampments, serving turkey or donating their time in solidarity with the anti-Wall Street movement that has gripped a nation consumed by economic despair. In San Francisco, 400 occupiers at a plaza in the financial district were served traditional Thanksgiving fixings sent by the renowned Glide Memorial Church to volunteers and supporters of the movement fighting social and economic inequality. We are thankful that we are, first and foremost, in a country where we can protest, said the Rev. Cecil Williams, the founder of Glide and a fixture in the citys activist community. And we are thankful that we believe that there are things that could be worked out and that we have a sense of hope. But we know that hope only comes when you make a stand. While the celebration remained peaceful in San Francisco, an amplified version of a family Thanksgiving squabble erupted in New York when police ordered a halt to drumming by protesters at an otherwise traditional holiday meal. About 500 protesters were digging into donated turkey and trimmings at lower Manhattans Zuccotti Park, when police told a drummer to drop playing. About 200 protesters surrounded a group of about 30 officers and began shouting in the park where the Occupy movement was launched on Sept. 17. Why dont you stop being cops for Thanksgiving? yelled one protester. Why dont you arrest the drummers in the Thanksgiving parade? hollered another. A van rolled up with more officers, but they stayed back as protesters eventually decided to call off the drumming and return to their food. Tensions have run high at the park since campers were evicted on Nov. 15. Protester Chris Coon wandered into Zuccotti in a Santa Claus suit with a list of naughty people that included former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bank of America foreclosed on the North Pole, then I flew here in my sleigh and the NYPD towed my sleigh, Coon said. So now Im here in Zuccotti Park protesting the 1 percent. Demonstrators nationwide say they are protesting corporate greed and the concentration of wealth in the upper 1 percent of the American population. The movement was triggered by the high rate of unemployment and foreclosures, as well as the growing perception that big banks and corporations are not paying their fair share of taxes, yet are taking in huge bonuses while most Americans have seen their incomes drop. Restaurants and individual donors prepared more than 3,000 meals for the gathering at Zuccotti. Haywood Carey, 28, of Chapel Hill, N.C., helped serve the meals and said the Thanksgiving celebration was a sign of Americans shared values. The things that divide are much less than the things that bind us together, he said. In upstate New York, Danny Cashman, 25, an Afghanistan war veteran who works for a company that resells cellphones, said he sleeps at least three nights a week at an encampment in Rochester to show his solidarity with the movement. For today, this is my family, Cashman said as he dug into a chicken dinner at the 35-tent encampment in tiny Washington Square Park. We have a great brotherhood, great friends, a great community.
OPINION Page A8FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Rich and poorTheres a lot of talk about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Ever wonder how this happens? Lets take an example of what happens every year. To start with, we will say that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) goes up each year by 3 percent and that there are people who make $10,000, $50,000, $100,000 and $200,000. The first year the $10,000 goes up $300, $50,000 up $1,500, $100,000 up $3,000 and the $200,000 up $6,000. The next year the $10,300 goes up $309 and the $206,000 up $6,180 and so on. Now you can see how the rich get richer and the poor stay poorer and the gap keeps getting larger. What would happen if the CPI was expressed in terms of dollars and cents rather than as a percentage? Lets say that the CPI went up $300 instead of 3 percent. Then everyone would get a $300 increase because that is what the actual cost of inflation is to everyone. Forget about the percentages. The guy who was making $200,000 doesnt need $5,700 more than the guy who was making $10,000. I dont know who started the percentage increase or when it started, but they didnt do us any favors. Maybe at the start it looked good, but it sure has gotten us into problems now with the gap between the bottom and top getting larger every year the hostilities associated with the gap and now the class warfare that is becoming a part of our everyday life. Just what is the middle class? From what amount to what amount? At what dollar amount does the upper class begin? And just what is fair? It is time to change how we think about these things. We must stop fighting each other and convince our legislators to implement the necessary changes to right the boat.Alfred E. Mason Crystal RiverChristian AmericaPlease allow me to respond to the letter of Nov. 9 by Sharon Conrad: You are most correct in saying that the entire nation was based and founded, I might add on freedom of religion not freedom from religion! I would quote from Abraham Lincoln: Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too selfsufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. I would also remind you of President Ronald Reagan when he said, and I quote, If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under. I will add that Barack Obama has been the only United States president to proclaim that the United States is not a Christian nation! God bless America!Michael E. Pitts InvernessAngels of mercyDont prejudge. Im in my 80s and have worked in several hospitals in my day. Id like to let people who read in the paper about problems upstairs in the hospital know that it does not have anything to do with nursing staff. This year Ive had three major operations. I want everyone to know I had the best care you could ask for; all the staff, including the housekeeping were very professional. When I got home, they sent me a thank you card they all signed. These angels of mercy are rated top drawer with me. God bless them all. The volunteers are a blessing and the hospital also.Ernest Porter Inverness DOUGLASCOHNANDELEANORCLIFTThe failure of the congressional supercommittee to reach a deal invited a chorus of complaints about President Obamas absence from the negotiations that began in the fall after partisan wrangling in Congress brought the government to the brink of defaulting on the debt. Congress created the supercommittee and passed a law, which Obama signed, that calls for $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts over nine years to take effect beginning in January 2013 should the super committee fail to shape its own deal. The 12 members who represented both congressional chambers and both parties obviously concluded that the arbitrary cuts known as sequestration were preferable to their signing off on specific spending cuts or revenue increases that would alienate their respective political bases. Obama kept his distance from the bargaining, no doubt assuming, as did most Congress-watchers, that the supercommittee was likely to fail, and that there was no point in his getting involved in a fools venture. There are political interests involved in the presidents positioning, just as there are in the Republican argument that he should have been more engaged as a matter of presidential leadership. There are also constitutional imperatives that Obama respected in keeping his distance. Never before has there been a super committee (and given this experience, there will probably never be another one). And a search of the history books will likely not find any president bringing an entire committee into the White House for deliberations. That would have crossed the line between the executive and legislative branches, and Obama has no constitutional authority to impose his will on Congress. He can bring congressional leaders into the White House and jawbone them, and he has done that on several occasions during his presidency, with mixed success. Obama has enviable skills of oratory and leadership, or he wouldnt have made it to the White House, but on a scale of one to 10, compared to presidents who have gone before him, his ability to convince and cajole members of Congress falls on the low end. Lyndon Johnson was the master. He had been majority leader in the Senate and understood from the inside how the place worked, and how to get senators to vote with him. He used his physical stature, towering over most people, combining threats and blandishments to get other politicians to do his bidding. He lived and breathed and talked the language of politics. Obama, by his nature, prefers to be above the battle. He looks at politics more as a necessary evil than the lifeblood of what he does. The idea of leading by bullying is as foreign to him as polite policy discussions must have been to LBJ. Obama did wade in last summer and met privately with Republican leader John Boehner in an attempt to reach a grand bargain to cut the deficit, raise taxes, and rein in entitlements. When it became apparent that Boehner could not get Republicans in the House to support such a far-reaching deal, the Speaker walked away from the talks, at one point refusing to return the presidents phone call. One of the lessons the White House took away from that experience was recognition of the limits of Obamas power. The Republicans are so dug in on Capitol Hill that no amount of Obamas involvement would be enough to turn them around, or so it seems. Obamas original mistake may have been in appearing too reasonable. His opponents took that for weakness. In the year ahead, as each side makes its case, Obama has little choice but to move even further from Congress, driving a stake through bipartisanship and turning the normal constitutional division of power into open warfare.Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift author the Washington MerryGo-Round column, founded in 1932 by Drew Pearson. Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.Samuel Butler, 1835-1902 Obama avoids partisanship CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARDGerry Mulligan ..........................................publisherCharlie Brennan ............................................editorNeale Brennan ........promotions/community affairsMike Arnold ..........................................HR directorSandra Frederick ............................managing editorCurt Ebitz ........................................citizen memberMac Harris ......................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ................................guest member TAKING OUT THE TRASH County steps up to meet state mandate For more than a decade, Citrus County commissioners have flirted with the prospect of curbside recycling, but the ideas never took hold. Now, thanks to Florida legislative requirements, the county is being forced into action, and we feel that is a positive thing. By the year 2020, state statutes require the recycling of at least 75 percent of the municipal solid waste that would otherwise be disposed of in waste management facilities. The requirement also allows credits for converting solid waste into renewable energy. The statutes provide a graduated recycling goal schedule, with the first deadline requiring at least 40 percent of all recyclable solid waste be recycled by Dec. 31, 2012. Though the county has not developed a sustainable recycling program in the past, it is now offering single-stream recycling. Residents can drop off their unsorted recyclable materials at any of 12 neighborhood drop-off sites. F.D.S. Disposal has been offering single-stream recycling for two years now, and customers find it easy to do. As the county works toward meeting the state requirements, it may be necessary to move beyond drop-off sites to curbside pickup to meet the aggressive numbers the state has set. It is unlikely 75 percent of the population will drive their recyclables to a drop-off point each week. The state Legislature has also set up a program that uses waste tire fees to award grant money to counties based on population. Recyclables include newspaper, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, plastic bottles, cardboard, office paper and yard trash. The winner in all of this is the environment, which also translates to a higher standard of living for our community. This will take strain off the landfill and increase its longevity and will make our citizenry more conscious about disposing of solid waste. We applaud the Florida Legislature for recognizing the future preservation of our land involves recycling, and we feel Citrus County can quickly catch up and meet the statutory requirements. THE ISSUE:County offers single-stream recycling.OUR OPINION:Program protects future of environment. 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Or, fax to (352) 563-3280, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .LETTERSto the Editor Penn StateThis is in regards to the Nov. 15 Hot Corner on Penn State, criminals all. The gentleman, person, said, I wonder how Paterno would have acted if this young victim had been his son, grandson or nephew. If it was Paternos son, the man would have been in his late 30s to early 40s and it would have been two consenting adults. If it was his nephew or grandson, I dont think Coach Paternos family would be deemed at-risk youth that require this type of Second Mile program. Please stop with the what ifs, if it was your kid, whatever.Tea party doesnt carePresident Obama was elected to try to improve the condition of our country. He was off to a good start, but then the midterm elections changed the House of Representatives. The tea party influence has brought our country to a screeching halt. They would rather see our country default than tax the rich. They have tried to block everything the president tries to do to help the middle class and the poor, including his Jobs Act. They dont care about people needing jobs, only about getting Obama out. Kids should workCommenting on the rule changes for the farming and agricultural kid workers. Well, the articles nice and all, but it says youths younger than 16 can work in agriculture. Well, how young 15, 14, 9? It doesnt really say. And thats all great, but, boy, what a list of things they cant do, all because some liberal lawyer will be waiting around the corner to see somebody. For Petes sake, parents, watch your kids, but theyll be all right. If they can do it, let them do it. It aint going to hurt them. Everybodys so scared of a lawsuit. But I think all the kids should be working what the heck? THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTSwill be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. SOUND OFFCALL563-0579 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE OtherVOICES The United Way of Citrus County is trying to help feed the hungry this year and you can help. If each family in Citrus County contributed $30 (or more), the fundraising organization could meet its goal for 2012. The United Way just gave $50,000 to match a private $50,000 grant to push for the completion of the food pantry in Homosassa Springs. Once completed, this pantry will provide food supplies to 51 nonprofit and church groups in our community that feed the hungry. Do your part and mail a contribution to The United Way, c/o Gerry Mulligan, The Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Thanks for your help. Gerry Mulligan
Associated PressU.S. soldiers serve food Thursday for the last Thanksgiving meal at Contingency Operating Site Echo in Diwaniyah, 80 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq. The U.S. has promised to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year as required by a 2008 security agreement between Washington and Baghdad. A little less than 20,000 U.S. troops are scheduled to clear out along with their equipment. Associated PressCOS ECHO, Iraq American troops marked their last Thanksgiving in Iraq Thursday with turkey, stuffing and a rocket fire alarm. Fewer than 20,000 American troops remain in Iraq at eight bases across the country. All of the forces must be out of Iraq by the end of this year, and American soldiers have been busily packing up their equipment and heading south. Many of the bases no longer have civilian contractors making meals for them, so the troops have been eating prepackaged meals. At COS Echo in southern Iraq, the soldiers celebrated the occasion with a special meal including turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Bottles of nonalcoholic sparkling cider were brought in especially for the occasion. The incoming rocket alarm was nothing special for the holiday theyre heard all the time. Lt. Col. Robert Michael Rodriguez from Santa Fe, N.M. said they worked especially hard to make the food as good as possible for what could be the last Thanksgiving in a war zone for many of the assembled troops. All of the commanders and the first sergeants and myself have been serving the soldiers all day. All the fixings, turkey, ham, lobster, shrimp. Trying to make it as close to home as possible, he said. Thanksgivings in the U.S. are more about food and footballs games, not warfare. The afternoon meal at Echo was marked by the distinctive, loud whirring sound signaling incoming fire at the base, and all the soldiers hit the floor. U.S. military officials have blamed Shiite militias backed by Iran for much of the violence in southern Iraq directed at departing American forces. Attacks have let up in recent months compared to the frequent rocket barrages fired at U.S. troops over the spring and summer. American commanders say they are prepared for further violence against their forces as U.S. troops leave the country. They are probably going to shoot at us the last day that we are here, Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top American general in Iraq told soldiers during a stop at Camp Victory in Baghdad Thursday. Austin spent the day touring many of the remaining bases around the country including Echo. He said he has spent six of his last nine Thanksgivings deployed in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar. As he prepares to wrap up Americas military presence in Iraq, Austin said he is heartened by the improvements that hes seen since he first came into the country with the initial invasion force in 2003. Weve seen things ebb and flow, and weve seen a very persistent effort to help the Iraqis move forward. And you can see that progress as you go from place to place. Its going to take time, and were hopeful that the right decisions will continue to be made, Austin told The Associated Press on Thursday. The dangers Iraq faces after American troops leave was on display Thursday. In the southern city of Basra, 19 people were killed and dozens more injured when three bombs went off in an open-air market. Violence has dropped considerably since the dark days of the insurgency, but the threat from Shiite militias with loyalties to Iran, as well as Sunni militants such as al-Qaida, remains potent. Many of the troops marking the U.S. militarys eighth and final Thanksgiving in Iraq have experienced multiple deployments as part of an all-volunteer military that has been waging wars on two fronts for nearly a decade. I came here in the invasion. It was a little rough at the beginning. We lost a lot of friends, lost a lot of battle buddies, said Sgt. 1st Class Fred Enrique Fox from Ft. Hood, Texas. It got better tour after tour, but the first one was the hardest one. The 32-year-old said he has done four tours in Iraq and has spent time in Fallujah, once the center of the insurgency in Anbar province. He said he is looking forward to being home to see the birth of his baby daughter in February.WORLDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011 A9 We would like to thank our 2011 Community Partners F LYNN B UILDERS I NC 0009SUW www.shore-thing.com 1914 S. Hwy. 19, Homosassa, FL 352-795-7665 Across from Harley Davidson 2 Miles South of Home Depot 0009WUI It s a Shore Thing It s a Shore Thing It s a Shore Thing Recycled Plastic Adirondack 10 year warranty. Choice of 15 colors Free Headrest with purchase An educational/historical event presented by the Floral City Heritage Council. For more information call 352-860-0101 or visit floralcityhc.org FLORAL CITY HERITAGE DAYS CANDLES N CAROLS Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Lions Fish Fry, Country Store and Exhibits Friday, Dec. 2 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fish Fry begins at 5 p.m. Candles N Carols at 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY, DEC. 3 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes 9 Private homes for a $10 Tour Ticket TOO FARS pig roast, acoustic music, demonstrations, historical exhibits and Country Store. 0009QLV Associated PressBASRA, Iraq A string of bombings in a southern oil city killed 19 people Thursday evening and injured dozens more, a grim sign of the security challenges Iraq will face after American troops go home. The U.S. military is drawing down its troops ahead of an end-of-December deadline to have all American forces out of the country. Incidents like Thursdays triple bombing in a city seen as key to Iraqs economic development show the dangerous prospects awaiting Iraqis. Three bombs went off in a popular open-air market in Basra, police and health officials said. The third bomb exploded a few minutes after Iraqi army and police forces arrived on the scene in response to the earlier blasts, officials said. The third blast caused all the fatalities and almost all of the injuries, the officials said. Among the dead and wounded were many policemen and Iraqi army soldiers. The police officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters. Kamal Ali was working at a clothing shop across the street when the blasts went off. He said after the first explosion, bystanders rushed to help the victims. When another blast went off about five minutes later, terrified people ran to escape. Then police and soldiers rushed to the scene before the third and most deadly bomb went off. Most of the casualties are police and Iraqi troops who rushed to help the victims and cordoned off the scene. They sacrificed their lives for the poor people, Ali said. Bombings in Iraq kill 19, injure 64 Associated PressSecurity forces inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Basra, Iraq, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, on Thursday. Three bombs went off in a popular open-air market Thursday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. U.S. troops mark last Thanksgiving in war zone All personnel to leave Iraq by end of year
Chowing down Associated PressOne of the chimpanzees at Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, Fla. enjoys a pumpkin pie Thursday during his Thanksgiving dinner. The 25 chimps enjoyed a somewhat traditional Thanksgiving feast. The menu included a decorated turkey box (filled with hay, peanuts and popcorn), peanut butter and cranberry sandwiches, sweet potatoes, apples, corn on the cob and pumpkin pie, all served on buffet tables made of hay. Plane crash kills 3 men, 3 children PHOENIX Authorities say a small airplane carrying three men and three young children slammed into a sheer cliff Wednesday in the mile-high mountains east of Phoenix while going around 200 mph, killing all aboard. One childs body was recovered. Search and rescue personnel worked Thursday to recover the other victims remains. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the dead include the pilot and his three children, two boys and a girl ages 5 to 9, who were to spend the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with him. Small business Associated PressMembers of the Mambises music group sing and sell their music on CDs at Cathedral square in Old Havana, Cuba, on Thursday. Cuba is announcing a new credit system that will begin offering loans to small-business owners, private farmers and other citizens beginning next month. Europeans stick by euro despite crisisPARIS European voters are in a throw the bums out mood, ejecting nine governments since the debt crisis began, but no matter how down they feel about their leaders and economies, one thing they dont reject is the euro itself. The existence of the nearly 13-year-old euro, used by more than 330 million people in 17 countries, has come into doubt recently as European governments failed to prevent the financial crisis from widening from Greece to Italy and even France. The French and German leaders shock admission this month that Greece might leave the euro only added to those concerns. But ordinary Europeans, skeptical of the shared currency back in 1999, now profess widespread allegiance to the banknotes and coins whose designs vary from country to country but whose value doesnt. Their attachment stems partly from an appreciation for the economic benefits it has brought, and partly from fear of what would unfold were the eurozone to break up. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A10FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Arab League gives ultimatum Associated PressCAIRO Egypts military rulers said Thursday that parliamentary elections will start on schedule next week despite escalating unrest and they rejected protesters calls for them to immediately step down. Resigning now would amount to a betrayal of the peoples trust after the military took over from ousted president Hosni Mubarak by popular demand, the ruling generals said. There will be no postponement in the election, said Maj. Gen. Mamdouh Shaheen, one of two members of the ruling military council who spoke at a televised news conference. The election will be held on time with all of its three stages on schedule. The comments suggested that the council led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Mubaraks defense minister for 20 years, has no intention of making more concessions under pressure from tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairos Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 18-day uprising that toppled Mubarak nine months ago. The second council member, Maj. Gen. Mukhtar elMallah, said stepping down immediately would be a betrayal of the trust placed in our hands by the people. He said the throngs in Tahrir do not represent the whole of Egypt. We will not relinquish power because a sloganchanting crowd said so. ... Being in power is not a blessing. It is a curse. Its a very heavy responsibility. Earlier in the day, the military apologized for the deaths of dozens of prodemocracy protesters since Saturday and vowed to prosecute those responsible, its latest attempt to appease the protesters. Tahrir Square was quieter Thursday after five days of intense clashes. Police and protesters agreed to a truce negotiated by Muslim clerics after the clashes that have left nearly 40 dead and more than 2,000 injured. The truce came into force around 6 a.m. and was holding by sunset, when thousands streamed into the square to join protesters there. Thousands chanted, we are not leaving; he leaves, referring to Tantawi. Others chanted: Go away marshal; Egypt will not be ruled by a field marshal. The militarys handling of the transitional period has been intensely criticized by rights groups and activists, who suspect the generals want to keep power even after a new parliament is seated and a new president is elected. The fighting around Cairos central Tahrir Square has been the longest spate of uninterrupted violence since the uprising that toppled Mubarak on Feb. 11. It has deepened the countrys economic and security troubles ahead of the first parliamentary elections since Mubaraks regime was toppled. Voting is scheduled to begin on Monday and will be staggered over a threemonth period. The militarys apology left many of the protesters unmoved. The streets around Tahrir Square where the battles took place were almost entirely covered by debris, soot, abandoned shoes and scores of the surgical masks used by the protesters to fend off police tear gas. Egyptian military: Vote wont be postponed Associated PressBEIRUT An Arab League committee on Thursday gave Syria 24 hours to agree to allow an observer mission into the country, or it could face sanctions that include stopping financial dealings and freezing assets. The bloodshed in the country continued, with activists reporting at least 15 people killed, including civilians and security forces. Thursdays threat was a humiliating blow to Damascus, a founding member of the Arab League. It comes as international pressure mounts on President Bashar Assad to stop the brutal crackdown on an uprising against his regime. The U.N. says at least 3,500 have been killed since midMarch. Syria is the scene of the bloodiest crackdown against the Arab Springs eruption of protests. Deaths in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen have numbered in the hundreds. Libyas toll is unknown and likely higher than Syrias, but that conflict differed: Early on it became an outright civil war between two armed foes. The Cairo-based Arab League called on Damascus to agree to an observer mission by Friday, or else the League will meet Saturday to decide on sanctions. Parading through NYC Associated PressSanta Claus waves at spectators during the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday in New York. A jetpack-wearing monkey and a freakish creation from filmmaker Tim Burton are two of the big new balloons that made their inaugural appearances in front of millions of people at this years parade. Tradition continues with annual Thanksgiving Day parade Associated PressNEW YORK A festive mood prevailed Thursday as the annual Thanksgiving parade made its way through the crowded streets of New York under brilliant sunshine. About 3.5 million people were expected to crowd the parade route, sponsor Macys predicted, while an additional 50 million watched from home. A jetpack-wearing monkey and a freakish creation from filmmaker Tim Burton are two of the big new balloons making inaugural appearances. They joined fan favorites like Snoopy and Spider-Man. Those kids, they play good music and they really put on a good show, Wilfred Denk, of Munich, Germany, said as he watched the marching bands. He and his wife, Bethina, were on their honeymoon in New York. In all, the parade featured more than 40 balloon creations, 27 floats, 800 clowns and 1,600 cheerleaders. The star power included Mary J. Blige, Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne and the Muppets of Sesame Street. Near the beginning of the route, Conor Jones, 5, ducked as a troupe of clowns dressed as firefighters doused the crowd with multicolored confetti. He and his twin brother, Nolan, have attended the parade three years in a row. I like the bands best, he said. His brother preferred the SpiderMan balloon. Nearby, balloon handler Joe Sullivan, a retired banker, held one of six nylon lines securing a huge floating pumpkin. Hes been volunteering in the parade for more than 15 years. When its windy, its a struggle, he said. But today is great weather. Its going to be a lot of fun. The parade got its start in 1924 and included live animals such as camels, goats and elephants. Since the beginning, the balloons have been based on popular cultural characters and holiday themes. Returning favorites this year include Buzz Lightyear, Clumsy Smurf, SpongeBob SquarePants and Kermit the Frog. Associated PressA pro-Syrian regime protester holds a placard showing the Iranian and Syrian flags with Arabic words reading: Thanks Iran, during a protest Thursday in front of the Iranian embassy to thank Iran for its support of the Syrian regime in Damascus, Syria. Sanctions threatened if Syria doesnt let observer mission in Associated PressThe Harold the Fireman float is seen during the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in Times Square in New York on Thursday. The parade premiered in 1924; this is its 85th year. Rival Palestinian leaders make amends Associated PressCAIRO The long-estranged leaders of the two rival Palestinian political movements said Thursday they significantly narrowed differences and opened a new page in relations in reconciliation talks in Cairo. Despite the upbeat tone, it remained unclear whether Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Mashaal, chief of the Islamic militant Hamas, made real progress toward implementing a powersharing deal they reached in principle in May. That agreement includes forming an interim unity government, holding parliamentary and presidential elections by May and eventually merging rival security forces. Abbas and Mashaal talked for two hours Thursday, their first working meeting since Hamas seized Gaza in 2007 and left Abbas with only the West Bank. Previous reconciliation attempts failed and over the years, both set up rival governments in their territories. Abbas is trying to establish an independent state in the two territories, located on opposite sides of Israel. Associated PressPalestinian Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are seen together Thursday during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt.
Football/ B2 & B3 Scoreboard/B4 Basketball/B4 Golf/B5 NASCAR/ B5 Tennis/B5 Entertainment/ B6 NASCARs season starts, ends with thrills/ B5 Section BFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE SPORTS BRIEFSSchaub back to help LeinartHOUSTON Injured Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was back at practice on Thanksgiving, keeping a close eye on his replacement, Matt Leinart. Schaub was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after meeting with a foot specialist in Charlotte. Schaub sustained a Lisfranc injury in Houstons 37-9 win over Tampa Bay on Nov. 13, and he wore a protective boot on his right foot on Thursday. Leinart will make his first start for Houston (7-3) in Jacksonville (3-7) on Sunday. Schaub said doctors have assured him his injury is not careerthreatening. Hell return to Charlotte for surgery next Wednesday, and Schaub said the prognosis after that is pretty positive. Coach Gary Kubiak said Schaub will travel with the team this weekend, so hell be available to help Leinart.Eagles CB Asomugha injured in practicePHILADELPHIA Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, one of Philadelphias celebrated free agency acquisitions, injured his left knee during practice Thursday and was taken off the field on a cart. The Eagles had no comment on the extent of the injury and a team spokesman said Asomughas status would be updated on Friday. Asomugha was participating in a non-contact drill on the grass fields adjacent to the teams NovaCare Complex when he was hurt. The 30-year-old, a threetime Pro Bowl pick and four-time All-Pro selection, leads the Eagles (4-6) with three interceptions two in his last four games. With Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie already out with an ankle injury, the Eagles could be down to just one of their celebrated Pro Bowl cornerback trio of Asante Samuel, RodgersCromartie and Asomugha when they face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (7-3) at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday. The Patriots have the secondranked offense in the NFL. The Eagles have allowed 18 touchdown passes. Only three teams have allowed more. Its a short-lived career, and to see a guy go down, you just hope its not as severe as what you saw initially, said cornerback Brandon Hughes, who would likely receive expanded playing time if Asomugha cant play Sunday. Asomugha, who spent the 2003 through 2010 seasons with Oakland before signing a five-year, $60 million contract with the Eagles, has missed just six games in nine seasons. Because Asomugha plays so many different roles outside corner, inside corner and safety it could be difficult for the Eagles to replace him with just one player. They have only one more practice before Sundays game. Samuel will start at one cornerback spot Sunday. The other healthy cornerbacks on the roster if Asomugha cant play are veteran Joselio Hanson, who has started 18 games for the 49ers and Eagles since 2003; Hughes, originally a fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2009; and rookie third-round pick Curtis Marsh.McCown has first workout with BearsLAKE FOREST, Ill. New Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown hasnt take an NFL snap since 2009, but familiarity with offensive coordinator Mike Martz may help him get quickly up to speed. McCown worked out with the Bears for the first time Thursday, hours after agreeing to a oneyear contract as a backup quarterback following last Sundays injury to starter Jay Cutler. A 32-year-old veteran of eight NFL seasons, McCown took snaps during the 2-hour plus Thanksgiving drill at the Bears Halas Hall training center. Wearing a No. 15 orange jersey, McCown alternated with new Bears starter Caleb Hanie and rookie reserve Nathan Enderle during offensive drills.From wire reports Associated PressGreen Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn looks towards an official Thursday after crossing the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown run during the third quarter in Detroit. Associated PressDETROIT The Green Bay Packers are working on a perfect season. The Detroit Lions have plenty to work on following a slew of physical and mental mistakes. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Packers built a big lead in the third quarter, taking advantage of Ndamukong Suhs ejection and beating the Detroit Lions 2715 Thursday. The defending champion Packers are 11-0 for the first time in franchise history and have won a team-record 17 straight, including the playoffs. Green Bay easily passed what was expected to be one of its toughest tests toward joining the 2007 New England Patriots as the NFLs only teams to have 16-0 regular seasons. The Lions fell to 7-4 losing a franchise-record eighth straight Thanksgiving game and added to their misery in ugly fashion. Suh was tossed for stepping on Evan Dietrich-Smiths arm in the third quarter and Matthew Stafford threw three interceptions. The Packers turned Staffords interceptions into two TDs and a field goal, going ahead 24-0 late in the third. Detroit finally scored when Keiland Williams ran for a 16-yard TD with 13:11 left and added a 2point conversion pass from Stafford to Titus Young. It also scored a meaningless TD on Staffords 3-yard pass to Calvin Johnson with 11 seconds left. See PACKERS/ Page B2 Packers thump Lions, improve to 11-0 Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida State hopes to salvage at least one of its preseason goals Saturday in its regular season finale at Florida. The Seminoles (7-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) look to rebound from their most surprising loss in Jimbo Fishers two years as head coach. Florida State is looking to win the mythical state championship for the second straight year when they meet the Gators (6-5, 35 Southeastern Conference) completing a sweep of Miami and Florida. Its a great time for us to get some respect back, Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel said Monday. Florida State, which was ranked fifth nationally in mid-September, dropped totally out of the rankings after Saturdays 14-13 homecoming loss Saturday to Virginia, a three touchdown underdog. The Cavaliers went 75 yards in 37 seconds for the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Defensively when we needed the one big stop, we didnt get it, Fisher lamented. Missed opportunities. The preseason hype that had Florida State favored to win the ACC and possibly more has long ago dissipated. The Seminoles are fighting to avoid one of those 7-6 seasons that became all too commonin the past decade and led to the departure of longtime coach Bobby Bowden. I dont think theres anything wrong with the direction were going, Fisher said. We just havent gotten there this year. We stumbled and theres been a lot of reasons why. Penalties and not being able to pick up a tough yard in key situations have been a season-long menace to the Seminoles. Fisher blamed mental fatigue for some of his teams sloppiness in the Virginia loss. It happens, Fisher said. Its something as coaches that we have to address. But its hard to tell just where his team stands. The Seminoles victories this season are over teams who are a combined 32-67, including Charleston Southern, which finished 0-11 and 3-8 Louisiana-Monroe. Florida State hasnt beaten any team thats better than 6-5 this year. The Seminoles have lost to six different ACC schools in the past two years and are an unremarkable 15-8 (not including a pair of wins over lower-division schools). Fisher said Monday that it takes time to rebuild the program to where it was in Bowdens heyday. Were not that far away from winning, Fisher said. I love the direction were going. I dont like that we lost. Were very close. FSU looks to salvage season at archrival Florida DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleCrystal River High School forward Donnie DeWees has been a steady player for the varsity boys soccer team. While scoring goals and taking shots on goal is his primary function, he can also be seen, earning his number 10, dropping back towards midfield to control play and set up shots for other players. STEVEMCGUNNIGLE CorrespondentAs young people go, the ideal individual can be not only hard to find, but a bit of a myth. But the particular case of one senior boys soccer player at Crystal River High School sets out to dispel that myth. Enter Donnie Dewees. Dewees is not only the standout player on the team, but a four-year letterman in varsity baseball with a scholarship awaiting him, and the starting placekicker for the Pirates varsity football team two years running. And the athletic achievements are just the tip of the iceberg. Crystal River varsity soccer coach Bobby Verlato will certainly attest to Dewees skill on the pitch, but he is clear in expressing his admiration for the whole package that makes up the standout young man. Donnie Dewees, senior forward, Crystal River boys soccer Favorite athlete: Albert Pujols Favorite team: Boston Red Sox Hobbies/interests: Mudding, hanging out with friends Favorite class: Math Senior soccer standout has wealth of talent, options See DEWEES/ Page B4 Serena Williams, right, stands next to her sister Venus on Wednesday after an exhibition tennis match in Medellin, Colombia. Venus made her comeback defeating her sister 6-4, 7-6 two months after pulling out of the U.S. Open because of an immune system disease.Associated Press Associated PressMEDELLIN, Colombia Venus Williams defeated her sister Serena Williams 6-4, 7-6 (5) in an exhibition match in Colombia, the first match for both siblings since the U.S. Open in September. The match late Wednesday was the first for Venus since she pulled out of the U.S. Open after the first round because of an immune system disease. Serena leads Venus 1310 in competitive headto-head matches. The exhibition match is not being counted in that list. The Williams sisters will play Italians Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta in another exhibition in Milan on Dec. 3. Venus defeats Serena Match marks Venuss comeback
B2FRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFOOTBALL The Lions raised expectations for their ability to compete and entertain during their annual showcase after losing the last seven games by three-plus TDs on average. They kept it close early in a puntand penalty-filled first half then simply couldnt keep up with Rodgers passing attack and failed to stay disciplined. Rogers was 22 of 32 for 307 yards with two TDs a 3-yard pass to Greg Jennings with 4:51 left in the first half to make it 7-0 and 65-yard pass to James Jones in the third for a 21-0 lead. He fumbled once, but a teammate recovered the football. Second half, we got under center a little bit more, started running some regular offense and just kind of got things going, Rodgers said. We had a good bead on what theyre going to do there in the third quarter and James ran a nice post route and I didnt underthrow him too bad and he ran in for a touchdown. That kind of got us going. Stafford was 32 of 45 for 276 yards with a TD in the final seconds and three interceptions, getting picked off by Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews and Robert Francois. Detroit became the NFLs first team to win three games in a season after trailing by 17 points with Sundays comeback win over Carolina, but the Packers proved they werent as vulnerable as the Panthers. Green Bays winning streak, including its run in the 2010 playoffs, equals the streak the Oakland Raiders had during the 1976-77 seasons. New England won 18 straight during the 2007 season only to lose to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints were the last teams to start a season 11-0, pulling off the feat two years ago. Detroits best shot to beat the Packers as it did at home last year was to knock Rodgers out of the game like they did last year. The Lions gave that tactic their best shot, hitting him even if he had gotten rid of the ball. Kyle Vanden Bosch was flagged for one of those late hits and couldve drawn a penalty for doing even more to the star quarterback on the same drive. Rodgers refused to be rattled, kept his cool and won again. PACKERSContinued from Page B1 Associated PressMiami Dolphins strong safety Yeremiah Bell, left, and cornerback Sean Smith help to bring down Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray on a short run Thursday in the first half in Arlington, Texas. Associated PressTAMPA Louisvilles Charlie Strong doesnt want to discuss all the possibilities regarding the race for the Big East title and the leagues coveted Bowl Championship Series berth because if his Cardinals beat South Florida on Friday, they will have done all they can do to control their fate. And, considering the way the team began its season, thats saying a lot. What we cant do with this program right now is listen to the outside influences, said Strong, whose team has won three of its last four games to rebound from a slow start and climb into a tie for first place in the conference. Louisville (6-5, 4-2) can clinch at least a share of the league championship by doing something the Cardinals have never done, beating struggling USF (5-5, 1-4) at Raymond James Stadium. If all four conference games go their way this weekend, Strongs team would claim the title outright, as well as the Big Easts BCS bid. Six teams remain in contention for a share of the title, and five of them Louisville, Rutgers, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Pittsburgh have two conference losses and still have a shot at winning it outright. West Virginia (3-2) and Pittsburgh (3-2) play Friday night. Cincinnati (3-2) visits Syracuse (1-4) and Rutgers (4-2) plays at Connecticut (23) on Saturday. Louisville, which holds tiebreakers advantages over Rutgers and West Virginia but not Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, can do no worse than tie for first by beating USF. A win Friday, combined with a Rutgers loss at UConn, at least one loss by Cincinnati and one loss by the Pitt-West Virginia winner would give the Cardinals the BCS spot. South Florida, meanwhile, needs to win one of its remaining two games to become bowl eligible for the seventh straight year. The Bulls have lost five of six following a 4-0 start that included a season-opening upset at Notre Dame that propelled Skip Holtzs team into the Top 25. Louisville is 0-4 against USF on the road. The Bulls could be without quarterback B.J. Daniels, who injured his right shoulder on a running play during the second half of USFs 6-3 loss to Miami last week. Sophomore Bobby Eveld finished up the lowest scoring game in school history and will start if Daniels is unable to play. With Daniels a threat to run as well as pass, the Bulls have ranked near the top in the Big East in total offense and scoring all season. The Bulls lost last week on a field goal as time expired. Three of their four conference losses have been by narrow margins, too. Holtz, who is close friends with Strong from their days of working together as assistant coaches, called Louisville another great challenge for his team. Louisville eyes strong finish in Big East race Associated PressORLANDO Central Florida coach George OLeary didnt need any prompting or questions to get him started during his news conference this week. With a disappointing 4-7 record overall and 2-5 mark in Conference USA play heading into Friday nights season finale against UTEP OLeary knows exactly what sentiment is out there about the Knights just a year removed from a league title and their first-ever bowl victory. Its been a very frustrating season, OLeary said. Weve lost six games by a total of 31 points. Thats one possession or one defensive stop really. I think our players have played really hard, but we have tried to build our program on not making mistakes, no penalties and not beating yourself, and we really havent gotten that accomplished this season. Expectations were soaring in the preseason with the Knights coming off a schoolrecord 11 victories in 2010. Now the record book is something the Knights are trying to avoid. An 0-6 record on the road will leave UCF at home for bowl season first time since 2008, which was also the last time it endured an eight-loss season. UCF hasnt ended a season with four straight losses since OLearys first team went 0-11 in 2004. For a senior class that is leaving as the most successful in school history with a pair of bowl appearances, salvaging one more victory is the only focus. As a senior it just means going out on the highest note possible, senior tight end Adam Nissley said. Being able to go out with a win would be the next best thing without being able to go to a bowl. Getting one last victory isnt going to be easy for the Knights, even after outscoring opponents 166-33 at time this season. UTEP (5-6, 2-5) needs just one win to become bowl eligible and are sort of a mystery for UCF, having only faced it twice the last time a 58-13 loss in El Paso. The two meetings with the Miners are the fewest UCF has had with any other C-USA foe. Miners coach Mike Price said they are just happy to still be in bowl contention after being outscored by opponents 333-305 this season. It would be UTEPs fourth bowl appearance under Price in eight seasons. Its unbelievable that we still have an opportunity to go to a bowl game, Price said. As badly as we played (in last weeks 57-28 home loss to Tulsa), and as poor as the score was, and as bad as we felt after the game we still have a chance to go to a bowl game. Thats what were looking for. OLeary said even without extra bowl practices he usually relies on to get younger players reps, he wont just throw people in to the game Friday for experience. Were playing to win, OLeary said. Im gonna play with the people that brought us to the last game. UCF playing for pride, UTEP for bowl bid in finale Associated PressARLINGTON, Texas Tony Romo doesnt care about winning in style. Hes leading the Dallas Cowboys to victories, and thats all that matters. Romo overcame a pair of early interceptions by throwing two touchdown passes to Laurent Robinson and rookie Dan Bailey made a 28-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Dallas Cowboys a 20-19 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. The Cowboys (7-4) were never able to grab control, but also never trailed by more than six points. The defense gave up scores on four straight series, but limited the damage because three of those were field goals. They finally got a stop with Dallas trailing 19-17. Romo took over on his 36yard line with 2:59 left. He completed a few passes, then rookie DeMarco Murray kept grinding out yards and winding down the clock to set up Baileys winner. This was the second straight game that Bailey ended with a field goal, and the fourth time hes done it this season. The kick was his 26th straight made field goal, matching the secondbest in club history. It also was a measure of redemption for Cowboys fans, coming 18 years after the Dolphins won a Thanksgiving game on a last-second field goal following Leon Letts memorable gaffe on a snowy afternoon. This time, conditions were so balmy that the glass end-zone doors at Cowboys Stadium were opened for the first time all season. Dallas won its fourth straight, continuing its best streak since a division championship season in 2009. The Cowboys also grabbed sole possession of first place in the NFC East, moving a half-game ahead of the Giants. New York plays at New Orleans on Monday night. Miami (3-8) had won three straight. The Dolphins hadnt allowed a touchdown for 13 quarters before Robinsons first TD with 55 seconds left in the first half. Matt Moore set up that touchdown by letting a shotgun snap go through his hands for a fumble that was recovered by Dallas only 5 yards from the end zone. He bounced back by leading Miami to scores on four straight possessions. He had three straight drives of at least 70 yards in the second half, putting the Dolphins up 19-17 with 7:14 left. He didnt score on his final drive, and that wound up being the difference. Associated PressThere may not be a more telling statistic in the Atlantic Coast Conference than total defense. Every ACC school that gives up an average of 392 yards or fewer either is going to a bowl game or could be going to one. And the three teams that allow more than that will be staying home. There is a direct correlation in the conference between a solid D and a winning record. Last year, every team that allowed an average of 372 total yards or less wound up going to a bowl game. Every team worse than that didnt. Youre never a great team unless youre great on defense, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. Any time an upset happens ... very rarely are they high scoring. Its harder to be good consistently when a ball is involved, in any sport, on offense. Defense is what (gets) you there and keeps you stable, for your program. Im a believer in that, and Im an offensive guy wholeheartedly. His Seminoles lead the league in total defense, allowing 283 yards per game, and theyre assured of playing somewhere during the holidays. The schools with the ACCs secondand thirdbest defenses Virginia Tech and Virginia meet this weekend with the Coastal Division title on the line. At the other end of the spectrum, the defenses at Boston College, Duke and Maryland have been leaky all season, and thats a major reason why they will miss the postseason. I think this: If you play good defense, then youre always going to be in the ballgame, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said. It gives you a chance to be there in the fourth quarter, and thats what weve tried to do around here for a number of years. Nationally, 19 schools already are bowl-eligible or have a chance to be, despite allowing at least 400 yards per game. Seven of those, including No. 5 Oklahoma State and No. 21 Baylor, are in the Big 12 home of some of the nations most explosive offenses. Another four are in the Mid-American Conference, where defense has been optional with at least one team rolling up 40 or more points in 21 conference games. In previous years in the ACC, it was common for some of the leagues worst defenses to belong to bowlbound teams. The 2009 Florida State defense was the leagues worst, giving up 434.6 yards per game yet it wasnt bad enough to keep the Seminoles from winning the Gator Bowl. A year earlier, North Carolina State and North Carolina reached bowl games despite having the leagues two worst defenses. This season has gone generally according to form with the exception of Clemson. The Tigers, historically one of the leagues strongest defensive teams, instead have offset an eighth-place defense that allows 380 yards per game with an explosive offense that outscores opponents, rolling up averages of 465 yards and 35 points. Miami made itself eligible for a bowl last week by beating South Florida in what else? a defensedominated 6-3 game in which the Hurricanes allowed 249 total yards. N.C. State needs to beat Maryland this week to clinch its second bowl berth, and the Wolfpack put themselves in that position by routing Clemson and keeping the Tigers out of the end zone until the final two minutes. Associated PressVirginia Tech running back David Wilson fumbles the ball as North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples makes the tackle Nov. 17 during the second half in Blacksburg, Va. In ACC, D the key to victory Dolphins flounder Defense cant stop Cowboys final drive; Dallas wins 20-19
SPORTSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011 B3 0009UE1 Call 341-6427 for tickets $25 Proceeds to benefit the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and The Citrus County Historical Society. Frank DiGiovanni, David & Sharon Curtis, Comfort Keepers, James A. Neal, PA, Accent Travel, CenterState Bank, Whalen Jewelers, Citrus Dental of Inverness, Appetizers by Deco Caf, Heinz Funeral Home and Cremation, Tally Ho Vacations Sponsored by: The second floor historic courtroom at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Santas Jazzy Wonderland featuring Southern Exposure Thursday, December 15 Doors open at 6 PM Music starts at 7 PM. 0009UXF Citrus Jaz z Society You are invited to an Open Jam Session at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Homosassa Springs. The Jam Session features local and visiting musicians playing Jazz, Swing and Dixieland favorites for your listening and dancing pleasure. Musicians interested in playing are encouraged to call Tony Caruso at 795-9936. Sun., DEc. 4, 2011 1:30 to 4 p.m. $7 donation for non-members. LOCATION Knights of Columbus Hall, Homosassa Springs Bring your own refreshments. Recreation EVENTS DECEMBER Girls volleyball club formingA new volleyball club, Reflect Sports Volleyball Club, is forming. The club is open to interested players from any school girls age 14 to 17. Tryouts will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Crystal River High School. Players will receive a packet of information and learn about the club. For more information, call Coach Mike Ridley at (352) 897-4368 or email ridleym@ citrus.k12.fl.us. Kicks For Kids kickball coming upWere you picked last for kickball in grammar school? Were you ever referred to as the easy out in dodge ball? Well, now that youve finally grown and have spent some time in a gym or learned that fun is how you make it, heres your chance to redeem yourself. Boys & Girls Club of Citrus County will host its first Kicks for Kids kickball tournament fundraiser, presented by Dillons Irish Pub, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness. This tournament is for adults 18 and older. Its time to reinvent your childhood; to change the course of those bad playground memories. Gather your coworkers, friends, family, whatever it takes to form a team of 11 to 15 players. Teams must be co-ed, with a minimum of four women per team. Dont have enough for a team? Register and we will form a team of free agents who are eager to play. Corporate sponsorships are available for teams, as well. Is your team better than that of your fellow businessmen? Is your organization up for challenging another? Call them out and we will help. Challenges will be posted on the website and on the Boys & Girls Clubs Facebook page. Challenges may also be used in future advertising. Detailed information and registration forms can be found on the website at www.citrusbgc.com, or call Suzanne Clemente at (352) 621-9225. Registration forms are also available at Dillons Irish Pub in downtown Inverness or at Whispering Pines Park.OUTDOORS Dragon boaters open house Dec. 3Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club will have an information open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Riverside Resort, 5297 Cherokee Way, Homosassa. New members are being courted to start weekend practices. Call Mike at (352) 2206024. Pine Ridge Fishing Club gathersPine Ridge Fishing Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at 5690 W. Pine Ridge Blvd. All fishermen and boaters are welcome. Wildlife park to host bird walk The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host the first of the seasons monthly bird walks on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, Nov. 26. There will be seven bird walks offered at the wildlife park this season running through April 2012. Experienced birders will lead the walk on this trail, one of 19 birding trails in Citrus County that are part of the West Section of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Participants should meet at 7:45 a.m. at the entrance to the parks Visitor Center and the bird walk will begin at 8 a.m. Binoculars and a field guide are recommended. Pepper Creek Trail is approximately 3/4 mile in length and follows along the parks tram road connecting the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 and the west entrance on Fishbowl Drive. Participants can either walk back or wait and take the first returning boat after the park opens. There is no charge to use the Pepper Creek trail or for the return boat trip. Monthly bird walks will be scheduled throughout the year, except the months of December, and May through August. For more information, call (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002 or visit www.floridastateparks.org. Fishing club heading to St. AugustineThe Beverly Hills Fishing Club is preparing to visit the nations oldest city St. Augustine for a Holly Jolly Christmas on Dec. 15 and 16. The trip includes an overnight stay in a ocean-front hotel, four meals, a narrated Jolly Trolly ride, lunch at the Columbia restaurant and a Christmas lighting display. All are welcome. Call Pat at (3522) 257-9328 for information. The club is also planning a trip to the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson on Dec. 18. Limited seating is available.Auxiliary 15-4 has safety programHomosassa Flotilla 15-4 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers Paddlesports America, a safety program designed to attract novice paddle enthusiasts. This four-hour program presents five chapters of safety information. Topics include: Know Your Paddlecraft: parts of a canoe and kayak, understanding paddlecraft characteristics, selecting your paddle for both canoe and kayak. Before You Get Underway: knowing your paddlecrafts capacity and how to file a float plan, transporting your paddlecraft, responsibilities when paddling with others and more. The program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W. Veterans Drive, Homosassa. A fee of $20 for materials will be charged. For more information, call Elaine Miranda at (352) 5642521 or Al Hepner at (352) 795-9875. Associated PressLSU defenders Kevin Minter, Ron Brooks and Derrick Bryant tackle Mississippi running back Brandon Bolden on Nov. 19 in the fourth quarter in Oxford, Miss. LSU won 52-3. Associated PressBATON ROUGE, La. As huge and heavy as the trophy known as The Boot may be, Arkansas and LSU both have much bigger things to play for when their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry is renewed on Friday. This is arguably the biggest game to be played in venerable Tiger Stadium in more than half a century. This is a game that we really look forward to, LSU coach Les Miles said, indicating in his own way that the contest between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Arkansas could be even more important than the so-called Game of the Century that the Tigers won in Alabama earlier this month. It is a game of significance unlike other similar games we have played this year, Miles said. Our guys are poised to play a game of significance and (for) an opportunity to achieve all the things they want to achieve. Death Valley hasnt hosted a matchup of top-three teams since the famed Halloween game between No. 1 LSU and third-ranked Mississippi back in 1959, when Billy Cannons 89-yard punt return lifted the Tigers to a 7-3 victory. This time, LSU (11-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) is looking to go 12-0 for the first time, and both teams are in the running for a bid to the BCS national championship game. Arkansas only loss came at No. 2 Alabama in September, and the Hogs (10-1, 6-1) have steadily climbed the rankings ever since while winning seven straight games. Weve certainly improved a lot as a football team since the Alabama game, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. Were playing well right now, so weve got to carry it over. If the Tigers win, theyll wrap up the SEC West and look forward to facing Georgia in the conference championship on Dec. 3 in Atlanta, where a 13th victory would virtually assure LSU a chance to play for at its third national title in nine seasons. If the Razorbacks, who are nearly two-touchdown underdogs, pull off the upset, things get a little more complicated and a lot more appealing to those who take pleasure in the prospect of BCS chaos. An Arkansas victory would leave as many as a half-dozen one-loss teams arguing that they belong in the national title discussion. At the same time, because Arkansas lost to Alabama, which in turn lost to LSU, all three could end up tied atop the SEC West with 7-1 league records. That is, if the heavily favored Crimson Tide beats Auburn in Saturdays Iron Bowl. In SEC divisional races, the next tiebreaker is highest BCS ranking. Theoretically, the computers still might keep LSU on top because its victories over both Oregon and Alabama might trump what would be Arkansas most impressive win of the season. Taylor said Miles and the LSU coaching staff have urged players to avoid reading about the game and all the possibilities that could unfold. Theyd rather the Tigers focus more on things like slowing down the most prolific passing attack in the SEC, led by Tyler Wilson, whos thrown for 292.3 yards per game with the help of top receivers Jarius Wright and Joe Adams. LSU will try to keep Arkansas offense off the field by controlling time of possession with a deep and powerful running game that has averaged 209.5 yards. Arkansas ranks eighth in the SEC in defending the run, giving up 164.2 yards per game. If LSU has to throw, Miles is not saying whether Jordan Jefferson, who has started the past two games, or Jarrett Lee, who started the first nine, will get the bulk of the work. Arkansas has shielded all of its players from the media this week, asking that they be given space to grieve for tight end Garrett Uekman, who died Sunday from what a coroner determined was a previously undetected heart condition. LSU-Arkansas rivalry takes on higher stakes Associated PressAUBURN, Ala. The red-hot Iron Bowl didnt need any more fuel. The tree poisoning that pains Auburn fans and the comeback that riles the Alabama faithful were hardly necessary to raise the mercury on this year-round, statewide feud. They might have collectively done just that for Saturdays game at JordanHare Stadium. Even those who werent raised in the rivalrys midst have quickly gotten into the spirit. Im not from Alabama, said Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier, but being here for one year, I just hate Alabama. Hate is a strong word, said Alabama linebacker Donta Hightower, but I strongly dislike Auburn. Lemoniers a Floridian, Hightower from Tennessee. They fit right in, though. Nationally, the significance of the game relates to No. 2 Alabamas quest to sandwich a second BCS title around Auburns crown and keep the states three-year run of college football supremacy going. In this state, that particular celebration can wait, at least until dinnertime Saturday evening. Alabama must earn bragging rights before committing wholesale to the title aspirations. Four years running, one of the teams has been ranked first or second coming into the Iron Bowl. To Byron Hopkins, thats almost beside the point. Its just a football game, said Hopkins, an Alabama fan and graduate who lives in Birmingham. We dont believe it is, but it is. The thing that bothers me the most is its gotten way too much as successful as Alabamas been its become about whos No. 1, whos No. 2 and whos No. 3. Lets try to enjoy a football game and not be so much concerned about rankings. Theres plenty of fodder to go around beyond the rankings, or even the normal rancor.The trees. Longtime Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. faces felony charges for allegedly poisoning the two famed oak trees at Auburns Toomers Corner. Auburn officials havent publicly given up on them yet, but the oncestately trees now look sickly, even decorated with toilet paper after the fans traditional celebratory rolling.The comeback. The proud Tide has never had a meltdown quite like last years Iron Bowl, going up 24-0 and going down 28-27. It was the biggest deficit Alabama had ever blown. We definitely owe them this year, said Alabama fan Scot Nipper, who grew up selling drinks and programs at Birminghams Legion Field, the Iron Bowls onetime home. They came into our house last year and pulled that comeback on us. We definitely owe them. I will be there. We owe them. Were going to pay them back. The Tide is heavily favored to do just that. Maybe a title will follow. Bragging certainly will. Things will get heated on the field, too. Auburns Bret Eddins and Derrick Graves, right, tackle Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle on Nov. 22, 2005, in the first quarter during the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.Associated Press Iron Bowl gets extra fuel from trees, comeback
CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESCOREBOARD On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 p.m. (ESPN) Old Spice Classic, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. 2 p.m. (VERSUS) Battle 4 Atlantis, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) 76 Classic, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. 4 p.m. (SUN) Miami at Mississippi. 4:30 p.m. (VERSUS) Battle 4 Atlantis, Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. 5 p.m. (ESPN) NIT Season Tip-Off, Final: Teams TBA. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Old Spice Classic, Consolation Semifinal: Teams TBA. 10 p.m. (ESPN2) Las Vegas Invitational: North Carolina vs. South Carolina. 10:30 p.m. (SUN) Jacksonville at Florida. (Same-day Tape) 12 a.m. (ESPN2) 76 Classic, Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Louisville at South Florida. 12 p.m. (ABC) Iowa at Nebraska. 12 p.m. (FSNFL) Houston at Tulsa. 2:30 p.m. (CBS) Arkansas at LSU. 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Boston College at Miami. 3:30 p.m. (FSNFL) Colorado at Utah. 7 p.m. (ESPN) Pittsburgh at West Virginia. 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) California at Arizona State. GOLF 9 a.m. (GOLF) South African Open, Second Round. (Sameday Tape) 12 p.m. (GOLF) Australian PGA Championship, Second Round. (Same-day Tape) 7:30 p.m. (GOLF) American Century Championship, First Round. (Taped) 10:30 p.m. (GOLF) Omega Mission Hills World Cup, Day 3. HOCKEY 1 p.m. (NBC) Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins. 7:30 p.m. (SUN) Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS GIRLS BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Shootout: Lecanto at Dunnellon BOYS BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Crystal River at Zephyrhills Tournament FOOTBALL 10:30 p.m. (FSNFL) CIF-SS Playoffs, Quarterfinal: Charter Oak at Upland. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Thursday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 6 7 7 CASH 3 (late) 8 1 1 PLAY 4 (early) 6 3 4 1 PLAY 4 (late) 5 0 4 8 FANTASY 5 3 9 11 28 33 Packers 27, Lions 15Green Bay 0717327 Detroit 0001515 Second Quarter GBG.Jennings 3 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 4:51. Third Quarter GBKuhn 1 run (Crosby kick), 9:06. GBJ.Jones 65 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 5:25. GBFG Crosby 35, 1:10. Fourth Quarter DetK.Williams 16 run (T.Young pass from Stafford), 13:11. GBFG Crosby 32, 2:43. DetJohnson 3 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), :11. A,263. GBDet First downs 1823 Total Net Yards349409 Rushes-yards18-5321-136 Passing 296273 Punt Returns1-(-2)1-(-2) Kickoff Returns3-455-129 Interceptions Ret.3-80-0 Comp-Att-Int22-32-032-45-3 Sacked-Yards Lost2-111-3 Punts 5-43.44-37.0 Fumbles-Lost1-01-0 Penalties-Yards8-6411-82 Time of Possession29:1230:48 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGGreen Bay, Grant 6-20, Starks 419, Saine 2-10, Kuhn 5-5, Rodgers 1-(minus 1). Detroit, Morris 7-39, K.Smith 7-36, Stafford 431, K.Williams 2-19, Burleson 1-11. PASSINGGreen Bay, Rodgers 22-32-0-307. Detroit, Stafford 32-45-3-276. RECEIVINGGreen Bay, G.Jennings 5-74, Nelson 4-26, J.Jones 3-94, Grant 3-20, Finley 2-38, Cobb 2-21, Driver 1-15, Kuhn 1-10, Saine 1-9. Detroit, Morris 9-81, Burleson 5-39, Johnson 4-49, K.Williams 4-33, Pettigrew 4-27, K.Smith 3-21, Scheffler 2-13, T.Young 1-13. MISSED FIELD GOALSDetroit, Hanson 47 (WL).Cowboys 20, Dolphins 19Miami 3310319 Dallas 01001020 First Quarter MiaFG Graham 26, 2:42. Second Quarter DalFG Bailey 32, 4:38. DalRobinson 5 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), :55. MiaFG Graham 28, :00. Third Quarter MiaFG Graham 27, 8:02. MiaMarshall 35 pass from Mat.Moore (Graham kick), 3:54. Fourth Quarter DalRobinson 18 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 14:31. MiaFG Graham 23, 7:14. DalFG Bailey 28, :00. A,418. MiaDal First downs 1819 Total Net Yards352303 Rushes-yards25-8923-85 Passing 263218 Punt Returns1-92-41 Kickoff Returns3-924-74 Interceptions Ret.2-250-0 Comp-Att-Int19-32-022-34-2 Sacked-Yards Lost4-251-8 Punts 4-49.55-41.0 Fumbles-Lost3-10-0 Penalties-Yards6-5511-69 Time of Possession31:2828:32 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGMiami, Bush 16-61, Thomas 6-25, Mat.Moore 3-3. Dallas, Murray 22-87, Romo 1(minus 2). PASSINGMiami, Mat.Moore 19-32-0-288. Dallas, Romo 22-34-2-226. RECEIVINGMiami, Marshall 5-103, Hartline 4-77, Bush 3-35, Fasano 2-32, Bess 2-29, Gates 1-11, Thomas 1-2, Clay 1-(minus 1). Dallas, Robinson 7-79, Witten 4-43, Murray 4-41, Bryant 3-35, Phillips 2-16, Bennett 1-8, Jones 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALSMiami, Graham 47 (WL).REGULAR SEASON STANDINGSAMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA New England730.700293203 N.Y. Jets550.500228217 Buffalo550.500237253 Miami380.273212206 South WLTPctPFPA Houston730.700273166 Tennessee550.500203195 Jacksonville370.300125180 Indianapolis0100.000131300 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore730.700256176 Pittsburgh730.700220179 Cincinnati640.600236195 Cleveland460.400145193 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland640.600235254 Denver550.500205247 San Diego460.400236259 Kansas City460.400144252 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA Dallas740.636270225 N.Y. Giants640.600228228 Philadelphia460.400237213 Washington370.300160205 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans730.700313228 Atlanta640.600235213 Tampa Bay460.400182268 Carolina280.200225286 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay11001.000382227 Chicago730.700268207 Detroit740.636316246 Minnesota280.200200271 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco910.900256145 Seattle460.400168209 Arizona370.300190236 St. Louis280.200120247 Thursdays Games Green Bay 27, Detroit 15 Dallas 20, Miami 19 San Francisco at Baltimore, late. Sundays Games Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.Australian PGA Championship Leading ScoresThursday at Hyatt Regency Coolum Resort, Coolum, Australia Purse: $1.48 million, Yardage: 6,686; Par: 72 (36-36) a-amateur First Round Choi Joon-woo, South Korea34-32 Steven Bowditch, Australia34-32 Aaron Townsend, Australia32-35 Bubba Watson, United States34-33 Aaron Baddeley, Australia33-34 Andre Stolz, Australia34-33 Wu Kangchun, China35-33 Marcus Fraser, Australia34-34 Josh Geary, New Zealand32-36 Adam Bland, Australia36-32 Steve Conran, Australia33-35 Leigh McKechnie, Australia32-36 Han Chang-won, South Korea35-33 Kieran Pratt, Australia33-35 Mitchell Brown, Australia33-36 Matthew Millar, Australia34-35 Kurt Barnes, Australia35-34 Tim Wood, Australia35-34 Peter Nolan, Australia34-35 Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland36-33 Heath Reed, Australia36-33 Robert Allenby, Australia32-37 K.T. Kim, South Korea34-35 David Bransdon, Australia35-34 Chan Shih-chang, Taiwan34-35 Josh Younger, Australia35-34 Aron Price, Australia36-33 Rickie Fowler, United States35-34 Y.E. Yang, South Korea34-35 Jason Day, Australia31-38 Pavit Tangkamolprasert, Thailand34-35 David Klein, New Zealand36-33 Rohan Blizard, Australia37-33 Michael Long, New Zealand35-35 Marc Leishman, Australia32-38 Adam Scott, Australia30-40 Eugene Choe, United States35-35 Ryan Haller, Australia35-35 Stephen Leaney, Australia34-36 Matthew Giles, Australia36-34 Doug Holloway, New Zealand34-36 Stuart Appleby, Australia35-35 Peter Senior, Australia34-36 Anthony Summers, Australia35-35 Jin Jeong, Australia35-35World Cup of Golf ScoresThursday at Mission Hills Hainan Golf Club, Haikou, China Purse: $7.5 million, Yardage: 7,511; Par: 72 First Round Four-ball Brendan Jones-Richard Green, Australia61 Graeme McDowell-Rory McIlroy, Ireland63 Stephen Gallacher-Martin Laird, Scotland63 Gary Woodland-Matt Kuchar, United States64 R. Derksen-Joost Luiten, Netherlands64 Manny Villegas-Camilo Villegas, Colombia65 Alex Cejka-Martin Kaymer, Germany65 A. Hansen-Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark65 Alvaro Quiros-Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain65 K. Aphibarnrat-Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand66 Gregory Bourdy-Raphael Jacquelin, France66 Alexander Noren-Robert Karlsson, Sweden66 J. Rodriguez-Oscar Serna, Mexico66 K. Hyung-sung-P. Sung-joon, South Korea66 Justin Rose-Ian Poulter, England66 Yuta Ikeda-Tetsuji Hiratsuka, Japan66 G. Paddison-Michael Hendry, New Zealand66 B. de Jonge-Bruce McDonald, Zimbabwe66 Edoardo Molinari-Francesco Molinari, Italy67 J. Theunis-Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium67 Rhys Davies-Jamie Donaldson, Wales67 Lam Chih-bing-Mardan Mamat, Singapore68 C. Schwartzel-L. Oosthuizen, South Africa68 Liang Wen-chong-Zhang Xin-jun, China68 Lucas Lee-Adilson da Silva, Brazil68 Florian Praegant-Roland Steiner, Austria69 Hugo Santos-Ricardo Santos, Portugal70 Pablo Acuna-Jose Toledo, Guatemala75SA Open Championship Leading ScoresThursday at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, Johannesburg Purse: $1.35 million, Yardage: 7,761; Par: 72 (36-36) a-amateur First Round Steven OHara, Scotland32-33 Jbe Kruger, South Africa31-34 Tyrone Mordt, South Africa34-32 Retief Goosen, South Africa32-34 David Hewan, South Africa34-32 Merrick Bremner, South Africa35-31 Felipe Aguilar, Chile34-33 Shaun Norris, South Africa34-33 Jean Hugo, South Africa32-35 Garth Mulroy, South Africa35-32 Thomas Aiken, South Africa35-33 George Coetzee, South Africa32-36 David Drysdale, Scotland34-34 Keith Horne, South Africa33-35 Markus Brier, Austria34-34 Jeppe Huldahl, Denmark35-33 Soren Hansen, Denmark32-36 Mark Brown, New Zealand36-32 David Frost, South Africa32-36 Trevor Fisher Jr., South Africa35-33 Phillip Price, Wales33-35 Jean-Baptiste Gonnet, France34-34 a-Jared Harvey, South Africa33-35 Also Ernie Els, South Africa34-35 Simon Dyson, England32-38NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh221264286753 Philadelphia211263277765 N.Y. Rangers181053234840 New Jersey201181235455 N.Y. Islanders195104143865 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston201370266942 Toronto 221282267070 Buffalo 211281256155 Montreal221093235753 Ottawa 211092226270 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida211263276252 Washington201271256662 Tampa Bay20992205567 Winnipeg21894206169 Carolina238114205676 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago221273277168 Detroit201271255846 St. Louis211182245348 Nashville211074245757 Columbus215133134872 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota211353295042 Edmonton211182245751 Vancouver211191236157 Colorado229121195668 Calgary 208111174556 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose191351275843 Dallas 211380265657 Los Angeles221174265453 Phoenix201163255851 Anaheim216114164365 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesdays Games Boston 4, Buffalo 3, SO New Jersey 2, Columbus 1, SO Montreal 4, Carolina 3, SO Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Washington 4, Winnipeg 3, OT Detroit 5, Calgary 3 Florida 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Minnesota 3, Nashville 2 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Phoenix 4, Anaheim 2 Vancouver 3, Colorado 0 San Jose 1, Chicago 0 Fridays Games Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 4 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 4 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m.B4FRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011 Hes the all-American high school kid. Hes good in school, good at sports, and he likes to have a good time, says Verlato. I smile when I think of him, and thats the kind of guy you want. You want him on your team, you want to be able to coach him, and kids want to be like him. When one looks closer, Verlatos commentary would seem an understatement. Dewees is currently riding a 4.21 GPA, and is therefore a member of the National Honor Society, what he calls a stamp on your college application, and it says This is a good kid good grades, levelheaded. On the soccer field, he is the leading goal scorer for the Pirates, all starting with a hat trick by the star forward on the first match of the season to help Crystal River hold on for a 4-3 win against Hernando. Dewees also scored in a 3-1 win on Nov. 18 for his clubs first district win, bringing his total to seven goals in the first six games heading into the Thanksgiving break. His shot is one of the hardest shots Ive ever seen in my time, says Verlato. Its lethal. His goal-scoring, field goal-kicking foot isnt the only part of his soccer game, by any means. Whether listening to Verlato rave or just watching Dewees, one discovers the speed he possesses, the nose for the ball he uses, the effort level at which he plays, and his love and respect for the sport that wraps it all up in one ideal athlete. He has raw, natural athletic ability that you just cant coach, says Verlato. Some people have it, and some dont. Donnie has it he has the it factor. Hes great at everything he does sports-wise, and hes got the ability to go to the next level at every sport he plays. While that may be true, the direction Dewees will choose appears to be baseball, as the left-handed pitcher and centerfielder has accepted a scholarship from the University of North Florida. Whatever happens from there is just fine with Dewees, as he has multiple career plans. Im going into college to go into either sports medicine or orthopedics, says Dewees. After you sign with a Division I college, you have to play three years before you can get drafted thats my first idea, but if that doesnt go through, then Im going to just continue into sports medicine. Id probably go to college four years and then medical school another four. Dewees dream job would involve latching on in sports medicine with a major league baseball team or other professional sports team. For now, his sport is soccer, and in spite of the competitions attempts to shut him down and succeed against Crystal River, Dewees is growing as a player, even into his senior season. Doubleand triple-teams have made Dewees adjust and hone his passing skills, which he has willingly done, most recently notching an assist to accompany his goal in the match against Umatilla. That doesnt mean hes backing down from finding the back of the net himself. Not to be lost under all the athletic recognition Dewees is sure to receive is his true identity a son who cites his mother as his main source of inspiration, a student who gladly excels with his grades, and a classmate and friend who is a leader, a competitor and an example to others. Dewees seems to possess a wealth of opportunity, and no shortage of options for successful direction. Whichever path he chooses, this is one story guaranteed to have a happy ending. All those around him are just here to witness its beginnings. DEWEESContinued from Page B1 SEANARNOLD CorrespondentLECANTO The Panthers outscored South Sumter 249 in the second period and gave the Raider boys a rude welcome to the hoops season on Thanksgiving Eve. A district title in football kept most of South Sumters squad on the gridiron until the schools 42-21 playoff loss to Bolles last Friday, which meant only a couple days of practice on the court for these Raiders before Wednesday nights game. It showed. They shot 22 percent from the field in the second half, even while finding some decent looks, while the Panthers improved their record to 2-0 with a 68-48 win. Lecanto responded to every incipient South Sumter (0-1, 0-0) run with their signature press and spread attacks and formidable depth, stifling any comeback hopes for the visiting Raiders. With the score tied in the final seconds of the first period, junior guard Michael Makros drained one of his three 3s on the night, putting his Panthers ahead 1613 heading into the second. The advantage grew to 4022 by halftime. Makros, senior forwards Clayton Roessler (17 points, eight rebounds) and Winsor Sineus (12 points, four rebounds), and junior forwards Robert Vega (10 points) and Richie Rizzolo (10 points, five rebounds) were all instrumental in helping expand and sustain the Panthers lead down the stretch. Vega and Sineus also each had a monster shot-block in the second half. Vega came out and played great after not being quite himself last week, Lecanto coach Eddie Buckley said. Like always, its a team effort. This teams strength is its depth. Buckley knows his group will face a more prepared Raiders squad next time around. South Sumters not in basketball shape at the moment, he said. When we play them later in the year, theyre going to be a lot better. Raiders junior forward Keanu Kiki Neal, who is a younger brother of former San Diego Charger (and Anaheim Angels draft pick) Clinton Hart, will certainly be of concern for all future South Sumter opponents. His double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds led all players in both categories. The second quarter has been a charm for the Panthers, as they outscored Weeki Wachee 29-7 during the period in Mondays 7839 victory rout. They host Crystal River on Tuesday. Lecanto 68, South Sumter 48Raiders13091016 48 Panthers16241513 68 SS (48) Neal 9 6-12 24; Shawn Baker 3 0-0 8; Brandon Curtis 3 1-2 7; Brice Mobley 2 0-0 4; Ian Pappenheim 0 2-2 2; Javonte Everett 0 2-4 2; Cameron Bannister 0 1-3 1. TOTALS: 17 12-21 48. LP (68) Roessler 6 5-11 17; Sineus 5 22 12; R Rizzolo 3 2-2 10; Vega 4 0-0 10; Makros 3 0-2 9; Angelo Rizzolo 2 0-2 5; Skylar Summers 1 0-0 2; Dillon Aguirresaenz 1 0-0 2; Connor Dupler 0 1-2 1. TOTALS: 25 10-21 68. 3-Point Goals: SS 2 (Baker 2); LP 8 (Makros 3, R Rizzolo 2, Vega 2, A Rizzolo 1). Records: SS (0-1, 0-0 district); LP (2-0, 0-0 district). Panthers stifle Raiders NCAA Mens Basketball CAPSULES No. 22 Florida State 73, UMass 53PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas Michael Snaer scored 18 points and No. 22 Florida State held UMass to a poor shooting effort in a 73-53 victory Thursday night at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Luke Loucks added 12 points and Bernard James had nine points and five blocks for the Seminoles (5-0). Raphiael Putney scored 11 points to lead the Minutemen (4-1), who shot just 2 for 23 from behind the 3-point arc. The Seminoles will face either Harvard or Utah next. Trailing by one late in the first half, Florida State went on a 15-4 run to close out the period. Snaer had seven points during the spurt. The Seminoles kept the defensive pressure on in the second half and the Minutemen continued to struggled from behind the arc.UCF 74, College of Charleston 63NASSAU, Bahamas Keith Clanton scored 28 points, tying his career high, and grabbed 14 rebounds and Central Florida used a secondhalf surge to pull away from College of Charleston 74-63 Thursday in the opener of the Battle 4 Atlantis. With the Knights (3-1) ahead 44-42, Andrew Lawrence hit two straight 3-pointers and Matt Sundberg knocked down one for a 51-44 Cougars lead with 11:06 left. Central Florida rallied to tie the contest for the ninth time, at 58-58 with 7:34 remaining. The Knights then went on an 11-2 run, capped by a Tristan Spurlock dunk with 1:35 to go, to pull away. Marcus Jordan added 17 points and dished out six assists for Central Florida, while Isaiah Sykes contributed 10 points and nine rebounds. The Knights dominated the boards 44-25. Charleston (3-1), coming off a 72-69 win at Clemson, was led by Trent Wiedeman with 19 points and Lawrence with 14.Villanova 71, UC Riverside 46ANAHEIM, Calif. Maalik Wayns scored a season-high 23 points and Villanova cruised to a 71-46 victory over UC Riverside on Thursday in the 76 Classic. Darrun Hilliard and James Bell each had 12 points for the Wildcats (4-0), who used a 30-6 run to overwhelm the Highlanders. Daymond Cowlah led Riverside (1-3) with 10 points. The Highlanders shot 31 percent and were 3 of 19 from 3-point range. Villanova fell behind by six early but turned up the defensive pressure to hold the Highlanders scoreless for nearly 7 1/2 minutes. Hilliards 3pointer started a run of 16 unanswered points to put the Wildcats in front 28-14. BJ Shearry snapped the drought with a jumper at 2:21 for Riversides lone points during the final 9:47 of the first half. The Wildcats led 32-16 at halftime and quickly pushed the advantage to 24 after the break.Saint Louis 62, Boston College 51ANAHEIM, Calif. Brian Conklin scored 18 points to lead Saint Louis to a 62-51 win over Boston College in the opener of the 76 Classic on Thursday. Conklin had 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting in the second half, while Kwamain Mitchell scored 16 points for the Billikens (4-0). Freshman Ryan Anderson led the Eagles with 12 points. Matt Humphrey and Dennis Clifford added 10 points apiece for Boston College (1-3), which dropped its third straight. Saint Louis led 29-23 at halftime. Boston College got to 33-28 on a Humphrey 3-pointer two minutes into the second half. Mitchell and Kyle Cassity then connected on 3-pointers to spark a 12-2 run that resulted in a 45-30 lead.Minnesota 86, DePaul 85LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Trevor Mbakwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Minnesota rallied to beat DePaul 86-85 in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic on Thursday. Minnesota (5-0) also got 18 points from Rodney Williams. The Golden Gophers will play Indiana State, a 60-49 winner over Texas Tech, in a winners bracket game Friday. Brandon Young scored 23 points and Cleveland Melvin added 20 for DePaul (2-1), which will meet Texas Tech in a consolation game Friday. Williams had a key rebound basket, making it 86-83, after a pair of missed free throws by Julian Welch with 13 seconds left. Krys Faber had a rebound basket in the final second after DePauls Moses Morgan missed a potential game-tying three-pointer.From wire reports
Associated PressCOOLUM, Australia Steven Bowditch and Choi Joon-woo shot rounds of 6under-par 66 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first day of the Australian PGA and outshine a strong field that includes British Open champion Darren Clarke and Americans Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler. Bowditch, playing in intermittent afternoon rain, birdied the 17th and 18th holes after a bogey on No. 16 at the Hyatt Regency resort course. Choi, who plays on the OneAsia tour and has no wins in a four-year pro career, had a chip-in from 90 meters for eagle on the 16th hole. Watson and Australians Andre Stolz, Aaron Townsend and Aaron Baddeley had 67s, while Wu Kangchun of China was in a large group with 68s. Clarke and Fowler were three behind after 69s. Three International teammatesat last weeks Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Australias Jason Day and South Koreans K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang, also shot 69. U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft started strongly, but shot 76 after back-to-back double bogeys on the back nine. Clarke was in the same group as Adam Scott (70) and Greg Norman (72). Scott made a huge recovery from his opening 40 including a triple-bogey 6 on the par-3 11th to shoot 6-under 30 coming home. Defending champion Peter Senior shot 70 and fellow Australian Geoff Ogilvy a 72. Bowditch, a Sunshine Coast local who has been playing the Coolum course for 15 years, said its in the best shape its ever been in. Theyve narrowed a few fairways, the greens are firm and fast, said Bowditch, who made a 25footer for birdie on 18 but had two three-puts on his first three holes. Scott had a rollercoaster of a round nine birdies, a triple bogey, a double bogey and two bogeys. After a birdie on the 10th to open his round, his 6 on the par-3 third came after a ball in the water, one of three he plunked into ponds on his first nine. Watsons 67 included a bogey on the par-5 third and birdies on two of the par-3 holes on the front nine, his last. He came to Coolum from Melbourne, where he played in the winning U.S. team at the Presidents Cup. Clarke had a birds-eye view of playing partner Scotts up-and-down round. He was shocking at the start and then he played fantastic, Clarke said. Great performance to come back and shoot 2under.WORLD CUPHAIKOU, China Australias Richard Green and Brendon Jones shot an 11under 61 in better-ball play Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the World Cup. Irelands Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, the last two U.S. Open winners, were second along with Scotlands Stephen Gallacher and Martin Laird. McIlroy and McDowell are from Northern Ireland. Americans Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar were another stroke back along with the Netherlands Robert-Jan Derksen and Joost Luiten. The 28 teams will play alternate-shot rounds Friday and Sunday and another better-ball round Saturday on Mission Hills Blackstone Course.SOUTH AFRICAN OPENJOHANNESBURG Scotlands Steven OHara and local favorite Jbe Kruger shot 7under 65s to top the leaderboard after the first round of the South African Open. Two-time champion Retief Goosen was a stroke back along with fellow South Africans Tyrone Mordt, David Hewan and Merrick Bremner. Defending champion Ernie Els opened with a 69 at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate. He has won the event five times.SPORTSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011 B5 Associated PressTwo kangaroos watch as Australias Anthony Summers and his caddy walk by on Thursday during the first round of the Australian PGA golf Championship held at the Hyatt Regency, Coolum, Australia. Bowditch, Choi take Australian PGA 1st-round lead Associated PressCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The anti-doping police are sending out a new message to the AARP crowd: Were keeping an eye on you, too. Looking more skeptically at events outside of elite and Olympic circles, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has suspended nine masters athletes for positive tests so far in 2011. That accounts for more than one-third of the 25 sanctions the agency has announced this year. Among the masters to test positive was one competitor in his 50s and three in their 60s. The agency wants to cut down on what it says is an increasing number of older-age cheaters, an effort critics decry as petty and a waste of money.But cheating needs to be stopped throughout sports, the head of USADA says. Weve also had event organizers call us and express their concerns and their desire to put in a good anti-doping program, USADA CEO Travis Tygart said. USA Track and Field, for instance, requested a USADA presence at its masters national championships this summer after international organizers told the American track organization it would stop accepting U.S. records if it didnt ramp up its antidoping program. Testing at nationals resulted in three suspensions. Craig Shumaker, 63, admitted to taking a doctorprescribed testosterone gel he knew would trigger a positive test if he was selected. He was, and received a two-year suspension, which carries the contingency that he must submit to more tests when hes reinstated. His win at nationals in shot put and second-place finish in discus have been erased, though Shumaker insists the drug gave him no benefit. He said he has no intention of going off the drug, commonly prescribed for people diagnosed with low testosterone, and said the positive test pretty much marks the end of his days as a competitive thrower. Theres a little bit of sour grapes for me, Shumaker said. My body type hasnt changed. I weigh the same as I have for 15 years. You hear the rumors, He was taking this, taking that. But most of us, were just here for the camaraderie. I think its a bigger issue that masters track needs to fess up to. People want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and there are medicines that can help you, so why should that ban you from competing? As is the case with elite athletes, masters can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption for drugs that are legitimately prescribed by a doctor. However, Shumaker and others who tested positive decried a process filled with too much red tape that they say often results in rejection not worth it to the athletes who claim to be competing more for fun than winning. Gary Snyder, the chair of the masters track and field competitions at USATF, said his staff did a fair amount of soul searching before implementing this nationally. They decided to go ahead with it because they felt it was good for the sport. There was a substantial amount of education put forward, Snyder said, noting there were eight seminars offered before the program went in place. People had ample opportunity to listen in, ask questions, find out if they were possibly taking medication they shouldnt have. My opinion is these three folks apparently didnt attend them, or didnt spend the time and energy to go online to learn about the banned-substance list. Older athletes not safe from drug scrutiny Associated PressLONDON Whatever Rafael Nadal tried to throw at Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday, it seemed the Frenchman was always one step ahead of him. Now Nadal is hoping he hasnt lost his passion for the game. Tsonga qualified for the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals at the expense of Nadal, beating the second-ranked Spaniard 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 in a decisive roundrobin match to join Roger Federer in the last four in the season-ending tournament. Nadal who suffered his worst loss ever to Federer in a 6-3, 6-0 defeat Tuesday then acknowledged that his motivation and desire has been lacking since losing the U.S. Open final to Novak Djokovic in September. Nadal hasnt won a title since then, losing his only final to Andy Murray in Tokyo. I was little bit less passionate for the game probably, because I was a little bit more tired than usual, Nadal said. To compete I wasnt in the right way. Against Tsonga these days, you need to be. The tall Frenchman used his powerful ground strokes to dictate play against Nadal, and tried to speed up rallies by using a serve-and-volley approach that the Spaniard struggled to counter. Jo knows where I hit every ball during the point, Nadal said. I didnt have a surprise shot during all the match. So thats very difficult at this level. Nadal still plans to play in the Davis Cup final against Argentina in December an event that usually brings out the best in him and gives him a chance to end 2011 on a high note. But he acknowledged that the end of the year wasnt easy for me. Nadal won his sixth French Open title in May but continually saw himself bested by Djokovic, who won the other three Grand Slam titles and took over the No. 1 ranking. But Nadal said he isnt letting himself get frustrated by the Serbs dominance over him. Frustration is not the right word for me, Nadal said. In your career you have moments (up) here, you have moments (down) here, you come back, you go down. And today is not my best moment. Tsonga improved to 2-1 and Nadal fell to 1-2 in Group B. It is the first time Tsonga has reached the semifinals of the event, while Nadal missed out for the second time in five appearances. Federer beat Mardy Fish 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 earlier to finish the group stage 3-0. David Ferrer also has qualified for the semifinals from Group A, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych in contention for the last spot going into the final group matches on Friday. In perhaps the hardestfought match of the tournament so far, Tsonga broke twice in the third set to go up 5-2. But he faltered in the next game, double-faulting three times to give Nadal renewed hope, only to bounce back and break the Spaniard to love. He sealed the win with a hard forehand winner. Tonight I just played, well, amazing tennis, Tsonga said. I was really aggressive. I had a good percentage on winners. I put a lot of pressure on him today. Associated PressJo-Wilfried Tsonga of France plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their round robin singles match Thursday at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Tsonga beats Nadal to reach semis at ATP finals Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. NASCAR opened its season with a freshfaced Daytona 500 winner and ended it with one of the most thrilling championship races in series history. In between, there was conflict, controversy and, most important, compelling competition none more so than Sundays season finale. Tony Stewart grabbed his third NASCAR championship with a determined drive at Homestead, where he passed an unbelievable 118 cars to win for the fifth time in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The victory left him tied with Carl Edwards in the final points standings a NASCAR first and Stewart got the title on the tie-breaker of season wins. The television ratings backed it up, as NASCAR saw an upswing for the first time in years. ESPN had its largest audience ever for a NASCAR race, as the 4.0 rating was up 18 percent from last years finale. More important, ratings for the entire Chase were up 14.8 percent from last year. It was a good season, beginning with Trevor Baynes improbable Daytona 500 victory. Nobody gave the 20-year-old a chance in NASCARs version of the Super Bowl, not in his first Daytona 500 start and driving for a team that hadnt been to Victory Lane in a decade. As the months wore on, 18 different drivers won Sprint Cup races, including six first-time winners. Among them was Regan Smith, driving for underfunded, single-car team Furniture Row Racing, and Marcos Ambrose, who proved Richard Petty Motorsports could still compete after staving off a 2010 collapse. And then there was Brad Keselowski, a brash and outspoken driver who just two years ago was a thorn in most everyones side. That seems so long ago now. Keselowski has grown into a media darling and backed it up with a sensational summer run while driving with a broken ankle that got him into his first Chase and earned him a surprising fifth place in the final points standings. Then theres Kyle Busch. The last month of the season was rough for Busch, the top seed at the start of the Chase who ended the year ranked last in the 12-driver standings. He was suspended by NASCAR three weeks ago at Texas for intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr. under caution in a Truck Series race. Still grappling with just how far drivers can go in policing themselves, NASCAR officials held up Busch at Texas as the one who finally crossed the line. But, theres still questions: A week after Buschs incident, Brian Vickers intentionally wrecked Matt Kenseth at Phoenix after announcing weeks before that Kenseth had one coming and NASCAR took no action. There are other issues to be addressed, as well. At least four major teams are going away next year because of sponsorship issues. The most immediate challenge, though, is breaking up the two-car packs before racing resumes at Daytona in February. The season finale was so thrilling, and drew a fair share of casual viewers, that NASCAR must back it up come the Daytona 500 with a solid show. NASCAR took several cars to Daytona before the season finale to try different aerodynamic packages, and work likely will continue deep into January on making sure racing at Daytona returns to the style fans love. We are working on rolling back the clock to traditional Daytona, Talladega races, France said. Well have to see how that goes. I think the majority of fans would like to see that, and so would we. Associated PressTrevor Bayne celebrates in victory lane Feb. 20 after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach. NASCAR opens and closes 2012 season with a bang
Billy Corgan in new ventureCHICAGO The longstanding relationship between rock music and professional wrestling has a new partner: Billy Corgan. On Friday, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman will join with two wrestling promoter brothers to debut the first show of an indie wrestling company at a downtown Chicago dance club. They call it Resistance Pro. Corgan describes himself as a childhood wrestling fan who fell away from it, only to rediscover it as an adult hobby. Then he learned about the business. The Chicago-area native will miss Resistance Pros opening night, but co-owner and promoter Gabe Baron says a second show will be announced at the Friday event.Weinstein wants own brandingNEW YORK Harvey Weinstein wants to turn the film studio bearing his familys name into a recognizable brand. Until then, the recent films from The Weinstein Co. will need to do the talking. At least one of them. The Artist is a modern homage to the silent film era and was the darling of the Cannes and Toronto International film festivals. It comes out Friday. Already in theaters is My Week with Marilyn, starring two-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. Its based on the writings of Colin Clark, who spent a week with the iconic actress in 1957.Robertson query gets laughsVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has been set straight on Thanksgiving comfort food. The 700 Club founder showed a clip of Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday. Robertsons host, Kristi Watts, asked what dish the former secretary of state had to have on Thanksgiving. Rice replied macaroni and cheese. Watts reacted enthusiastically, adding Sister, that is my dish... Appearing perplexed, Robertson asked Watts, who is black, of the womens shared enthusiasm for mac n cheese, Is that a black thing? Watts replied It is a black thing Pat. ...The world needs to get on board. The two laughed about it. Associated PressRuth Stone, an award-winning poet for whom tragedy halted, then inspired a career that started in middle age and thrived late in life as her sharp insights into love, death and nature received evergrowing acclaim, has died in Vermont. She was 96. Stone, who for decades lived in a farmhouse in Goshen, died Nov. 19 of natural causes at her home in Ripton, her daughter Phoebe Stone said Thursday. She was surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Widowed in her 40s and little known for years after, Ruth Stone became one of the countrys most honored poets in her 80s and 90s, winning the National Book Award in 2002 for In the Next Galaxy and being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for What Love Comes To. She received many other citations, including a National Book Critics Circle award, two Guggenheims and a Whiting Award. She was born Ruth Perkins in 1915, the daughter of printer and part-time drummer Roger Perkins. A native of Roanoke, Va., who spent much of her childhood in Indianapolis, Ruth was a creative and precocious girl for whom poetry was almost literally mothers milk; her mother would recite Tennyson while nursing her. A beloved aunt, Aunt Harriette, worked with young Ruth on poetry and illustrations and was later immortalized, with awe and affection, in the poem How to Catch Aunt Harriette. By age 19, Stone was married and had moved to Urbana, Ill., studying at the University of Illinois. There, she met Walter Stone, a graduate student and poet who became the love of her life, well after his ended. You, a young poet working/in the steel mills; me, married, to a dull chemical engineer, she wrote of their early, adulterous courtship, in the poem Coffee and Sweet Rolls. She divorced her first husband, married Stone and had two daughters (she also had a daughter from her first marriage). By 1959, he was on the faculty at Vassar and both were set to publish books. But on a sabbatical in England, Walter Stone hung himself, at age 42, a suicide his wife never got over or really understood. In the poem Turn Your Eyes Away, she remembered seeing his body, on the door of a rented room/like an overcoat/like a bathrobe/hung from a hook. He would recur, ghostlike, in poem after poem. Actually the widow thinks/he may be/in another country in disguise, she writes in All Time is Past Time. In The Widows Song, she wonders If he saw her now/would he marry her?/The widow pinches her fat/on her abdomen. Her first collection, In an Iridescent Time, came out in 1959. But Stone, depressed and raising three children alone, moving around the country to wherever she could find a teaching job, didnt publish her next book, Topography and Other Poems, until 1971. Another decade-long gap preceded her 1986 release American Milk. Her life stabilized in 1990 when she became a professor of English and creative writing at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Most of her published work, including American Milk, The Solution and Simplicity, came out after she turned 70. Her poems were brief, her curiosity boundless, her verse a cataloguing of what she called that vast/confused library, the female mind. She considered the bottling of milk; her grandmothers hair, pulled back to a bun; the random thoughts while hanging laundry (Einsteins mustache, the eyesight of ants). I think my work is a natural response to my life, she once said. What I see and feel changes like a prism, moment to moment; a poem holds and illuminates. It is a small drama. I think, too, my poems are a release, a laughing at the ridiculous and songs of mourning, celebrating marriage and loss, all the sad baggage of our lives. It is so overwhelming, so complex. Aging and death were steady companions confronted, lamented and sometimes kidded, like in Storage, in which her old brain reminds her not to weep for what was lost: Listen I have it all on video/at half the price, the poet is warned. Stone was not pious I am not one/who God can hope to save by dying twice but she worshipped the world and counted its blessings. In Yes, Think, she imagines a caterpillar pitying its tiny place in the universe and getting even smaller. Nature herself smiles and responds: You are a lovely link inthe great chain of being Think how lucky it is to be born.Ruth Stone dies at 96 Birthday: If you should find that time is finally granting you a more secure and independent self, the year ahead will likely be a very impressive one. You could ably tackle endeavors that previously would have been overwhelming. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Youll not receive any standing ovations by using intimidating tactics on friends and/or associates to get your way, even if you do accomplish your purpose. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Imposing your views and opinions on friends will be futile. They might agree with you when in your presence, but they will then march to a totally different drummer. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Dont take a request for your advice as an invitation to be too candid. Chances are the person asking will be looking for an endorsement, not criticism. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) If you find that you and your special someone are operating on different wavelengths, it would be smart to avoid any discussions about each others faults. Nip such palavers immediately! Aries (March 21-April 19) Just because you know a little something about the issue at hand, its no reason to volunteer to handle an issue for another person. Leave that up to the experts. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Its essential to remain patient when involved in some kind of complex commercial dealings. Hasty or impulsive actions could get you in way over your pay grade. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Someone who wasnt given the right to do so could make an important decision for you that wont be in your best interests. Be on your toes, so you can take action and stop disaster before it starts. Cancer (June 21-July 22) If anything expensive or delicate needs some mending, chances are it would be cheaper to let an expert handle the job rather than attempting to make repairs on your own steam. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Whether youre operating on an expense account or a household budget, be prepared to justify all the expenditures you make. Needless spending could hurt others. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) People youre with are likely to sense that something is annoying you, and they might think theyre the source. Having a churlish attitude wont resolve your problem, but it could cause a needless blowup. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) If you insist on focusing on peoples shortcomings, youre more than likely to cause complications where none need exist. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) All the good you did by doing a friend a favor will be for naught if you keep bugging him or her about the need to repay it. Both your pal and onlookers could find your demands totally out of place. From wire reports Harvey Weinstein Billy Corgan Today inHISTORY WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 Powerball: 4 30 35 57 59 Powerball: 25 5-of-5 PBNo winner No Florida winner 5-of-51 winner$200,000 Lotto: 3 10 11 20 42 43 6-of-6No winner 5-of-650$4,399 4-of-62,757$61 3-of-655,109$5 Fantasy 5: 7 13 21 26 28 5-of-51 winner$259,534.17 4-of-5410$102 3-of-512,702$9 TUESDAY, NOV. 22 Mega Money: 15 18 22 43 Mega Ball: 21 4-of-4 MB1$500,000 4-of-411$603 3-of-4 MB20$727 3-of-4843$51 2-of-4 MB1,202$25 1-of-4 MB10,520$2.50 2-of-425,823$2 Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2011. There are 36 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Nov. 25, 1986, the IranContra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels. On this date: In 1783, the British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War. In 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, Jacqueline, lighted an eternal flame at the gravesite. In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head. Ten years ago: As the war in Afghanistan entered its eighth week, CIA officer Johnny Mike Spann was killed during a prison uprising in Mazar-e-Sharif, becoming Americas first combat casualty of the conflict. Five years ago: Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire to end a fivemonth Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip and the firing of rockets by Palestinian militants into the Jewish state. One year ago: Incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki cemented his grip on power, bringing an end to nearly nine months of political deadlock after he was asked to form the next government. Todays Birthdays: Actress Noel Neill is 91. Playwright Murray Schisgal is 85. Actress Kathryn Crosby is 78. Actor Matt Clark is 75. Actor Christopher Riordan is 74. Playwright Shelagh Delaney is 72. Singer Percy Sledge is 71. Author, actor and economist Ben Stein is 6. Actor John Larroquette is 64. Actor Tracey Walter is 64. Singer Amy Grant is 51. Actor Billy Burke is 45. Rock musician Rodney Sheppard (Sugar Ray) is 45. Actress Jill Hennessy is 42. Actress Christina Applegate is 40. Thought for Today: The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it ones self to be acquainted with it. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, British statesman (1694-1773). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lottery numbers, players should double-check the numbers printed above with numbers officially posted by the Florida Lottery. Go to www.flalottery.com, or call (850) 487-7777. Spotlight onPEOPLE FloridaLOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning n umbers, Page B4 .ENTERTAINMENT Page B6FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Associated PressLONDON Author J.K. Rowling told a U.K. media ethics inquiry Thursday how she felt under siege from intrusive journalists, who staked out her house and even went so far as to slip a note into her 5-yearold daughters school bag. The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter said media interest began shortly after the publication of her first novel in 1997 and soon escalated, with photographers and reporters frequently stationed outside her home. It feels threatening to have people watching you, she said. Once, her daughter came home from primary school and Rowling found a letter from a journalist in the childs backpack. I felt such a sense of invasion, Rowling said. Its very difficult to say how angry I felt that my 5-yearold daughters school was no longer a place of complete security from journalists. By the time her younger children were born in 2003 and 2005, Rowling said, the scrutiny was like being under siege and like being a hostage. Rowling was the latest in a string of prominent people to tell the inquiry about the distressing effect on their lives of intense press interest. Earlier Thursday, actress Sienna Miller said she was left paranoid and scared by years of relentless tabloid pursuit that ranged from paparazzi outside her house to the hacking of her mobile phone. Miller said the surveillance, and a stream of personal stories about her in the tabloids, led her to accuse friends and family of leaking information to the media. In fact, her cell phone voice mails had been hacked by Rupert Murdochs News of the Worldtabloid. Miller, 29, became a tabloid staple when she dated fellow actor Jude Law. She said the constant scrutiny left her feeling very violated and very paranoid and anxious, constantly. Miller, the star of Layer Cake and Alfie, was one of the first celebrities to take theNews of the Worldto court over illegal eavesdropping. In May, the newspaper agreed to pay her 100,000 pounds ($160,000) to settle claims her phone had been hacked. The newspapers parent company now faces dozens of lawsuits from alleged hacking victims.J.K. Rowling felt besieged by U.K. press CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE TodaysHOROSCOPE Associated PressRuthStone receives the 2002 National Book Award for poetry in New York. Stone has died in Vermont. She was 96. Stones daughter, Phoebe Stone, said her mother died of natural causes Nov. 19 at her home. She was surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Award-winning poet passes away at her Vt. home J.K. Rowling
CHERIHARRIS Staff WriterIn the life of touring musician Richard Gilewitz, one thing doesnt lead to another. The Inverness-based guitarist said when he started planning his most recent trip to Australia, it was a connection he made in Ireland that led him to one engagement in Australia, which in turn led to others, and also took him to Tasmania. Suddenly were looking at eight days, he said, and when you try and look into the legalities of playing in other countries, its amazing. Portions of those performances are now available as Tasmania Live, a new album available through his website, www.richard gilewitz.com. The 22-track CD includes elements of classical guitar, blues, and popular tunes such as When Im Sixty-Four from The Beatles, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Joni Mitchells introspective Both Sides Now. Local audiences can hear Gilewitz in concert Dec. 3 at the Art Center Theatre. This will be a seasonal show sprinkles with music from around the word, including Celtic and bluegrass. Its going to be a mix of everything, Gilewitz said. I think people will really enjoy it. Musicians Gretchen and Tim May will join Gilewitz on stage for the show. Gilewitz described Gretchen May as a world-class fiddler and Tim Mays instruments include guitar and mandolin. It should be fun, Gilewitz said. I think were also going to have a special surprise guest from the local community whos planning on joining us for a couple of tunes. The concert is a fundraiser for the Art Center Theatre. CHERYLJACOB Staff WriterKISSIMMEE Shrek, the character from the animated series of films, has given the cold shoulder to the notion of Christmas. The less-than-social ogre takes a dim view of visitors, so a holiday with the tradition of get-togethers gives this green guy the blues. Gaylord Hotels has partnered with DreamWorks Animation SKG to introduce the winter holiday to the characters from the films. The well-known ICE! exhibit at Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee takes visitors though a frozen replica of Shreks swampy home, handcarved from 2 million pounds of ice. This year, Gaylord adds to the experience with Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW and the DreamWorks Experience photos opportunities with beloved characters from several films. Live Christmas stage shows, a Polar Bear Pursuit Scavenger Hunt and visits with Santa are free for all who visit the sprawling, 4.5-acre resort.Winter wonderlandsThe emphasis on cold means closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. Other gear, such as gloves, hats, scarves or earmuffs, are recommended ones nose can get pretty nippy walking through the 9-degree Fahrenheit ICE! exhibits. Plan for lines, as the popular exhibits draw crowds from throughout Florida. Dont forget the camera, too! Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the booth inside Gaylord Palms exhibit halls. Upon entering the main hall, the bright glow of the retail area catches the eye, centered between the entries to SNOW and ICE! Save the shopping to the end, to free up hands for better purposeslike skimming down frozen slides or building snowmen.Frozen swampA larger-than-life replica of Shreks home, covered in snow, stands as the entrance to ICE! Behind its doors, visitors watch films about the Chinese artisans who hand-carved the displays, Chronicle file photoLocal residents deck their halls, walls and tables with Christmas items in time for the holiday season. Many homeowners will open their decorated homes for the Tour of Homes next weekend in Crystal River.SCENE Section CFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE In Saturdays ClassifiedsShop in our Garage and Yard Sales CategorySAVE BIG!794605 TAYLORPROVOST CorrespondentEarly in November, barely visible above the heaping cardboard boxes of decorations, Bonnie Taylor appears at the door of her Crystal River home, already wearing Christmas-themed clothes. She has to get started early. These trees dont dress themselves, you know. Taylors home is one of six on display in the annual Silver Bells Tour of Homes fundraiser for the GFWC Crystal River Womens Club from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $10. I have always decorated a lot Fourth of July, Easter, then Halloween, Taylor said. Whatever holiday is closest that I can put up decorations is my favorite holiday. Taylor said her devotion to decorating probably stems from working for 13 years as a docent in historic Charleston, S.C., where she would help decorate the centuries-old houses for Christmas and other events. I think that time in Charleston is where my love of holidays comes in, she said. Every room in Taylors three-bedroom, two-bath house is decked out for all to see, even the glass bird and fish-themed bathrooms. Each room is given a title and corresponding theme, and every last ornament has a story. Take the back bedroom, filled from top to bottom with antique toys. Theyre old, old toys, Taylor said. And a toy tree and a village scene I call Candyland, with gingerbread houses and people. Or the adjacent bedroom, looking very Old Florida with its collection of flamingos in varying sizes, many wearing Santa hats or garland. I have fun in this room, Taylor said of the second bedroom. I set it up like someones having breakfast in bed. The master bedroom is a jungle theme an odd but somehow attractive meshing of leopard print, flora and, well, Santa Claus. Even the angel on top of the tree has a leopard-trim gown. Taylor usually starts decorating the day after Halloween and finishes up right before Thanksgiving. She never misses a chance to deck the halls even when she and her husband spent Christmas Day on a cruise ship. A few decorations Taylor holds close to her heart, like the German-made papiermache Santa she bought in November 1973 the year and month her son was born. Touring town to catch the Christmas spirit Residents open houses to visitors for annual Tour of Homes See TOUR/ Page C5 Special to the ChronicleInverness-based guitarist Richard Gilewitz is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Art Center Theater in Hernando. Shrek the halls Citrus choir to sing Handels Messiah KARENKENNEDY-HALL CorrespondentJohn Mau of Sugarmill Woods is jubilant about the upcoming three-concert series, Handels Messiah and Christmas Carols, presented by the Citrus Community Concert Choir starting Sunday in Crystal River. It is really sharp. It is unbelievable, said Mau of the music, particularly the arrangements. If people really want to get into the (Christmas) spirit, this is the time to come. The two-hour concert, with intermission, includes the Christmas portion of Handels Messiah and a variety of familiar and other Christmas carols including Joy to the World; O Come All Ye Faithful; Silent Night, in English and German; The First Noel and more. It will be performed in three different locations in Citrus County. Were doing a variety of things, Mau said. Jingle Bells its an exciting arrangement of it. The 72-year-old Mau sings base in the 40-member choir and acts as its president. Mau said he hopes people walk away humming some of the carols they may remember either from their childhood or school days in a choir. Just hearing the carols puts you in a good frame of mind, he said. If people want to hear good music, they should come and hear this concert. It will be well worth it. Community concert to include carols Gaylord HotelsShrek greets a boy on the deck of Sunset Samsseafood restaurant in the Christmas-decorated Key West Atrium at Gaylord Palms Hotel. Gilewitz takes show Down Under Citrus Community Concert Choir Performances: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Crystal River. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church, Lecanto. 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at First Lutheran Church, Inverness. General Admission: $10 donation. Children 12 and younger are free. Website: www.citrus choir.com Gaylord Palms introduces ogre to Christmas at ICE! ICE! at Gaylord Palms Hotel includes fun for all ages. The exhibit is kept at a brisk 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Rather than toy soldiers, as shown in this file photo, the slides feature Puss In Boots and other characters from the Shrek films. See SHREK/ Page C5 See CHOIR/ Page C5 WHAT: Strings f or a Season. WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. WHERE: Ar t Center Theatre, 2644 N. Annapolis Ave., Hernando. COST: $18, adults; $12, students y ounger than 12. GET INFO: (352) 746-0648; (352) 746-7606.
ance including after-show reception is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Bonus performance costs $10 for students and $15 for adults. For reservations, call (352) 357-7777 or visit www.baystreetplayers. org to purchase tickets online. A Night of One Acts Santa Man and If I were your Superhero will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at Curtis Peterson Auditorium at Lecanto High School. Advance tickets $5. Tickets at door $8. To purchase early tickets, call (352) 746-2334 or email mathieua@ citrus.k12.fl.us. Its a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Curtis Peterson Auditorium, 3810 N. Educational Path, Lecanto; at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Tickets are $26. For information and tickets, call (352) 873-5810 or (352) 746-6721, ext. 1416. To purchase tickets online, visit tickets.CF.edu. 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They also originated Hernandos BLT Pizza and other unique cuisine specials such as the Redneck Wrap, Chili Cheese Dog Pizza, Hernando Carviar, and tons more. Armantes Restaurant was established in 1988 and is family owned and operated. They strive to give their customers a great time by serving up great food and drinks at reasonable prices. Three generations of customers have been served by this philosophy for the last 23 years! Appetizers include such tasty treats as fried pickles, crab bites, okra and Annie Taters. In addition to Garden Salads they offer Antipasto and the Armantes Salad. The menu includes a large range of hot and cold subs and sandwiches and juicy hamburgers. (Dont miss the Garbage Burger!) To round out the menu there is a great selection of pizza, plus Calzone, Stromboli and, when available, Blackened Prime Rib. And, yes, there is a Kids menu, making this a great place for the entire family. Armantes is open Tuesday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 1-10pm and Sunday 1-9pm. Saturday and Sunday feature live music. A full liquor bar is available. Their location is 5813 Highway 200 in Hernando. For more information, call 637-4700. Armantes Restaurant D unn ello n Ro ad INGLIS Ozello Trail Yulee D r. Tur ner Camp Rd. Halls River INVERNESS INVERNESS HOMOSASSA HOMOSASSA FLORAL FLORAL CITY CITY CRYSTAL CRYSTAL RIVER RIVER BEVERLY BEVERLY HILLS HILLS Grover Cleveland Citrus Avenue Paradise Point CR 581 CR 491 CR 490 CR 486 CR 48 Ft. Island Trail Fishbowl Dr. Yulee Dr. N US 41N US 41S US 19 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. SR 200 SR 44E SR 44W SR 44W Follow That Dream Hwy. Hwy. 40 Burkes of Ireland Dans Clam Stand Dans Clam Stand Heidis Italian Restaurant Armantes Restaurant & Skeeters Lounge Mamas Kuntry Kafe Enricos Italian Restaurant Peppermint Patties Main Street Restaurant & Lounge Dagwoods Deli Mama Sallys Reserve Your Space in ENTERTAINING NOTIONS 563-6363 Rustic Ranch Restaurant 00072HO Old World Restaurant China First Buffet Crystal River Ale House Plantation Moschellos Moschellos CR 491 Village Inn Ohana Mango Grill Henrys Cafe McLeod House Bistro Lakeside Bar & Grill DANCE Afternoon tea dances and classical ballroom music, twice a month at the community centers, hosted by deejay Sapphire. On the second Wednesday monthly, the tea dance is at Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto (352) 527-5993, at 1:30 to 4 p.m. On the last Friday monthly, the tea dance is at West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W. Veterans Drive, Homosassa, (352) 795-3831, from 2 to 4 p.m. $5 per person with a portion of the proceeds to benefit In-Home Senior Services. This is an all-year, ongoing ballroom dance. Mixer Dance 8 to 11 p.m. first and third Fridays monthly at Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Center, 1582 C.R. 459 (off C.R. 470). Live music. Everyone welcome, singles and couples. Finger foods welcome, soda is provided. Sponsored by Sumter Singles. (352) 424-1688. Ballroom and Latin Dance Social, 7 to 10 p.m. every other Saturday, at Beverly Hills Recreation Center, 77 Civic Circle. Free halfhour lesson at 7 p.m. Free snacks and beverages. Cost $8 per person. Call (352) 746-5845 or visit www.ballroomsocials.com. Allan ONeal sings and deejays every first and third Saturday at Citrus County Builders Association, 1196 S. Lecanto Hwy. (County Road 491 across from Havana House Caf)Lecanto. The next dance is Nov. 19. Free dance lessons from 5 to 6 p.m.Saturday with June Queripel. Dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost $10 per person including food and drinks Saturdays. Call Linda at (352) 464-0004 or (352) 746-7560in advance to reserve table for eight guests, $65. Two tables of eight are available for New Years. Cost is $25 per peson until Nov. 15, then increase to $35. Rockin The Holidays, the third annual Holiday Show, 7 p.m.Friday, Dec. 9, at the Citrus Springs Community Center. Song and dance group The New Dawn Singers to perform. Tickets $7 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Citrus Springs Community Center or at the Parks & Recreation office at the Resource Center. Call (352) 465-7007 or (352) 5277540 for information. Hernando Jazz Society performs annual Holiday Celebration 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Bring dancing shoes to the elegant Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., in Spring Hill. Admission for HJS members is free and non-members, $9. Non-members should call (352) 6666888 ext. 504, to reserve space. For information, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.THEATER Steel Magnolias opens Nov. 3 and ends Nov. 27, at the Appleton Cultural Center, 4337 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, Florida 34470. www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Bay Street Players Every Christmas Story Every Told (and then some), 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 and 11 at State Theatre at 109 N. Bay Street in downtown Eustis. Cost $5 for students and $10 for adults. Bonus performNutcracker dance Special to the ChronicleSchool of Dance Arts in Inverness presents sixth annual production of The Nutcracker 2011, at 6 p.m. Dec. 3, at Curtis Peterson Auditorium, Lecanto. Tickets $12. Seating is reserved. Call (352) 637-4663 for information.
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Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs Live Music and DJ for your Entertainment and Dancing Pleasure $25.00 per person Formal Dinner Cash Bar For info and Tickets call 352-465-7007 Golden Eagle Plaza (N. of Walmart, next to Comos RV) 3297 S Suncoast Blvd., Hwy 19 0009WV5 Accepting Reservations 352-503-6853 R E S T A U R A N T R E S T A U R A N T R E S T A U R A N T Hours: Wed. Fri. 11am 9pm Sat. 8am 9pm Sun. 8am 7pm Were Open Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve New Years Day Book Your Holiday Parties Now! OPEN FOR LUNCH OPEN FOR LUNCH OPEN FOR LUNCH Fresh, Live Maine Lobster . . $ 14 95 *Everything served with complimentary soup & salad bar. Still Serving Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Delicious dinners with magnificent Earlybird Specials Wed. Night Steak Night . . $ 12 95 00093RR ARCHANGEL MICHAEL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 4705 W. 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Gulf To Lake Hwy., Crystal River 563-5090 Lunch Specials $1.99 Everyday 1pm to 5pm 35 Wings Mon-Fri 50 Drafts w/lunch order Try Our New Freshly Made FRESH SUSHI PLATTERS 5:00 9:00 PM 0009XBQ OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 795-5445 618 SE US Hwy. 19 Crystal River, FL 0009WTW Special Holida y Items Make Your Reservations Now 00072J4 Arts & Crafts The Florida Artists Gallerys Open House, 4 to 7 p.m. fourth Friday of the month. November will feature artists Glenda Ackley and Darla Goldberg. Spring Hill Art League along with Art, Crafts, Bridal and Frame will display artist Sharon Brays work for November in the Town Square Shoppers Mall, 3021 U.S. 19, Spring Hill. Free. Spring Hill Art League members Grace Ashcraft, Beverly Fromal, Sandra La Valley,Virginia Phillips and Ellen Snyder will have their artwork on display at the Rising Sun Caf for the months ofNovember and December. An artist reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,Nov. 30. Refreshments will be served. The free event is open to the public. The Rising Sun Caf is at 10 South Main St. in Brooksville. For information, call Sandra La Valley at (352) 722-9690. Art and Healing, presented by Marti Estep, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City. Marti has a masters degree in art therapy and will discuss art and its role in healing based on her work with adults and children in private practice. Email Marti at email@example.com for details or information on upcoming workshops. The Spring Hill Art League artist Laura Diehm will have herartwork on display in December at Art, Craft, Bridal& Frame. An artist reception will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Free. Refreshments will be served. The store is in Town Square Shoppers Mall, 3021 U.S. 19, Spring Hill. Nature Coast Decorative Artists Chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists meets at 9 a.m. the first Saturday monthly, at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, off U.S. 19 and Toucan Trail, Spring Hill. The group will have a short meeting, show-and-tell and a birthday raffle. The project for September is Pears and Silver Vase in oils, taught by Jean Archer MDA. Call Andi at (352) 666-9091, Jeanette at (727) 857-1045 or Pat at (352) 249-7221 or visit www.ncda-artists.com. Needlework Fun Groups, 2 to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly, Wildwood Public Library, 310 S. Palmer Drive, Wildwood. (352) 748-1158. els34785@ yahoo.com. Sandhill Crane Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first Wednesday monthly at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville. Bring lunch. (352) 621-6680 (Citrus), (352) 666-8350 (Hernando). Citrus Watercolor Club meeting, 1 p.m. second Friday monthly, United Methodist Church on County Road 581, Inverness. $5. (352) 382-8973 or (352) 622-9352. Manatee Haven Decorative Artists chapter of the National Society of Decorative Painters, meets second Saturday monthly at 8089 W. Pine Bluff St., Crystal River. 563-6349, (352) 861-8567. www.mhdartists.com. Best of the Season: A Culinary Celebration is at Webber Center Gallery at College of Central Florida at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Free. Exhibit is open through Saturday, Dec. 10. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Gallery closed Sundays, Mondays and college-observed holidays. For information, call (352) 873-5809 or visit www.CF.edu. Cleared Hot! An Exclusive and Personal Photographic Journey into the U.S. Air Force will open Jan. 5 and close Feb. 3, at Webber Center Gallery, at College of Central Florida, Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.Reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in Webber Center. Free and open to the public.Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (352) 873-5809. ARTCLASSES Watercolor classes with instructor Pat Sistrand, 9 third Tuesday monthly Pink House Art Studio. Bring bag lunch, needle art project, a show-and-tell project and $2. Call Thelma Noble at (352) 726-2431 or email pinkhouse firstname.lastname@example.org. Needle Arts Group offers new opportunities for hand needle artists, for 2012. Additional days and times available for needle artists to gather and work on individual projects in small group settings. All hand needle art mediums such as crochet, knitting, tatting, cross stitch, embroidery and quilting. Group is organizing schedules for January. Needle Arts Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon first and third Tuesday monthly at Pink House Art Studio, 8300 E. Magnolia, Floral City. For details, call Thelma Noble at (352) 7262431, or email pinkhouseart @gmail.com. Classes at The Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City. Call (352) 344-9300 or visit www.Floridaartistsgallery.com. Drawing with Ann, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. $20 per class. Charcoal, pencils, and color pencils available to try. Class size is limited. For more information, call instructor Ann Covington directly at (352) 726-2979. Experience landscape painting with acrylics, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, beginners to advanced. $15 per session. To register, call instructor Connie Townsend at (352) 400-9757. Acrylics and Oils painting class, 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday with Connie Townsend for beginners to advanced. Cost $15 per session. For information, call Connie at (352) 400-9757. College of Central Florida Citrus Campus offers recreational courses: Watercolor classes 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, with instructor Delores Witt, at Lorna Jean Gallery, 6136 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Call (352) 564-2781 to register. Learn to take the Perfect Photograph, Saturday, Dec. 3, with instructor Merl Hoar, at Lorna Jean Gallery, 6136 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Call (352) 564-2781 to register or for information. Green Dragon artwork Special to the ChronicleGreen Dragon Collection by artist Lee Partin will be on display Nov. 7 through 30, in the upstairs exhibition hall in the Dorothea G. Jerome Building, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway in Lecanto, at the College of Central Florida Citrus campus. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Closed on weekends. Reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Free. For information, call CF associate professor of visual arts Michele Wirt at (352) 746-6721, ext. 6131. BESTBETS Ozello Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Handiworks of more than 50 artisans will be displayed and food will be available. Follow the signs on Ozello Trail or call (352) 795-6616 for more information. The Citrus Community Concert Choir presents Handels Messiah and Christmas Carols beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at St. Timothy Lutherans Church, 1070 Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Admission $10; children 12 and under free. Funds benefit local scholarships. Call (352) 382-7071 or (352) 217-1746 for information. A Cut-a-Thon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Quick Stop Barber Shops in Beverly Hills and Hernando. Event features free hair cuts, free hot dogs and musical entertainment. Event benefits the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Club. For information, call (352) 527-3030 or (352) 419-6514. a.m. Tuesdays, Citrus Springs Community Center. $10 per class, per person. Register online at www.citrus countyfl.org, click on Parks & Recreation to register. (352) 465-7007. Classes at The Garden Shed: Calligraphy, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Class runs in five-week sessions. Instructor Gail Wepner. Bring own pen set or buy one here. Party Time painting classes, 4 to 6 p.m. every Sunday. Supplies provided. Bring food and beverage of choice. Instructor Ken Rogers. Pre-registration required for classes. To preregister and for details, call Louise at The Garden Shed at (352) 503-7063. The Garden Shed is at 2423 S. Rock Crusher Road in Homosassa. Classes at The Pink House Art Studio, 8300 E. Magnolia, Floral City. For information or to register, email pinkhouseart@ gmail.com or call Thelma Noble at (352) 726-2431. Creative Needle Arts Group ongoing meetings, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market includes fresh produce, seafood, art, live entertainment, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Gulfport waterfront district (Beach Boulevard). http://gulfport florida.us/tuesday-morningfresh-market. MUSIC Crystal River Music in The Park is looking for any talented individuals or groups who would be willing to perform for two hours on the third Saturday of any month. All are invited to audition. For more details, call (352) 601-3506. Thanksgiving Bluegrass Fest, Nov. 24-27, at Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville. Lineup includes: TheLonesome River Band, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Third Time Out, Special Consensus, The Chapmans, Packway Handle Band, Pam Curtis & Up The Creek and Remington Ryde. Joe Bonamassa blues rock, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, Ruth Eckerd Hall, at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. Tickets $75, $65, $55 and $45. Call (727) 791-7400.www.rutheckerd hall.com. The Citrus Community Concert Choirs annual Christmas/Fall Concert will perform parts of the Messiah by G. F. Handel and Christmas carol selections from Carols for Choirs by David Willcocks and John Rutter. Venues and dates for concerts are: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Crystal River. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Faith Lutheran Church, 935 S. Crystal Glen Drive, Lecanto. 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, First Lutheran Church, 1900 State Road 44 W., Inverness. Tickets $10.00 for adults. Children 12 and younger free. The choir rehearses at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Lecanto. Central Florida Wind Symphony and Patriot Singers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Free. 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Chapter 156 of The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meeting, 8 a.m. fourth Sunday monthly, Hernando Civic Center, 3848 E. Parsons Point Road, Hernando. Call Roger Krieger, president, at (352) 527-2669. Capitol Theatre classic cinema house, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, screens beloved movies from the past. Tickets are on sale for November films at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office. Classic movies and dates are: Nov. 29 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. General admission is $6. Special Friday screenings $8. Tickets available in advance at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. Call (727) 791-7400, or visit www.atthecap.com. 2011 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg. Cost $8 online, $10 at the door. Children under age 15 free. Military personnel with ID free. For information, call (954) 7647642 or (800) 940-7642, or visit ShowManagement.com. Hope for the Holidays: Graces Gala 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Dec. 2, at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. Mary Tyler Moore, a Type 1 diabetic, will share stories from her book, Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes. Gala will benefit the Diabetes Center of Excellence at the University of Florida. Tickets $125 and can be purchased at www.cf.edu/foundation/hope fortheholidays.htm. Gala will include a full dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Marion Ballet Theatre will perform scenes from The Nutcracker and CF alum and mezzo-soprano Megan Thompson will perform. For information, call Annice Bruce at (352) 427-2238. The Florida Chapter of the National Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. For more information, call Marian Fox at (352) 726-0162. Crystal River Preserve State Park boat tour, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Crystal River Preserve State Park Visitor Center. $10 for adults; $8 for children age 7 to 12; free, children 6 and younger. Tickets go on sale in the preserve visitor center one hour prior to departure; arrive no less than 15 minutes prior to departure. (352) 563-0450 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or www.crystal riverstateparks.org. Mental Flossing an Inverness community-based Comedy-4-Charity theatre, will have running auditions at noon Sundays at the Community Center in Rain Tree Apartments (behind WinnDixie). These will continue until a full improv troupe is assembled. No experience necessary. For information or to register, email Sid@ MentalFlossing.org and/or email@example.com. Crystal River of Life Coffee House, Christian Fellowship, conversation and music from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, Village Caf, 789 N.E. Fifth St., State Road 44. (352) 817-6879. Third annual Holiday Show, Rockin The Holidays, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Citrus Springs Community Center. Song and dance group of college-age performers, The New Dawn Singers, to perform. Tickets $7 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Citrus Springs Community Center or at the Parks & Recreation office at the Resource Center. Refreshments available for purchase. Call (352) 465-7007 or (352) 527-7540 for information. Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Its Time to Dance!, 3 p .m. Friday, Dec. 9, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. $25 to $40 plus fees. www.ticket master.com. Wildlife Jeopardy programs monthly, noon to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Childrens Education Center, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Decembers subject will be opossums. MUSEUMS Floral City Heritage Museum features Anitas World, Slight in Stature, Bold on Canvas, an exhibit of 29 oils, acrylic and watercolors by the Citrus County artist, Anita Roy (1919-2004). The exhibit runs until last weekend in November at the museum in the Town Center at 8394 Orange Avenue. Free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit www.floralcityhc.org. Call Heritage Council Chairman and Museum Director Frank Peters at (352) 860-0101 or email the-fchc@ hotmail.com. Drums and Dance, a series of musical events at Florida Museum of Natural History, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Series also features performances by the Williston School of Dance, The Scribe Tribe, and Djembe fola, a West African hand-drumming group. The museum is near the intersection of S.W. 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu or call (352) 846-2000. Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibit opens Nov. 19, at Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. Exhibit features more than 40 costumes and performance clothes from the screen legends personal collection. Admission $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students 19; $3 for youths ages 10 to 18. For information call (352) 291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org. University of Floridas project Explore Research, is a new interactive multimedia exhibit at the Florida Museum seum tours, circa 1800 hands-on operating museum, 10466 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa. By appointment only. (352) 628-9411. Marion Countys Museum of History and Archaeology showcases the regions 13,000 years of human habitation and growth. The Museum is in East Hall, at the McPherson Governmental Complex, off Fort King Street in Ocala, at 307 S.E. 26th Terrace. It will be open seven days a week. FARMERS MARKETS Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays weekly and fourth Saturdays, Town Center at Circle Square Commons, Ocala. www. circlesquarecommons farmersmarket.com. Inverness Farmers Market about 30 vendors, fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods and more, 8 a.m. to noon, first and third Saturdays monthly, Inverness Government Center parking lot. (352) 726-2611. Dunnellons First Saturday Village Market, includes a variety of street vendors, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Saturday monthly, Dunnellons Historic District on West Pennsylvania Avenue, Cedar and Walnut streets. (352) 465-9200. Circle Square Commons Farmers Market new fall/winter hours, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Winter hours end in May. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, handmade soaps, delicious pies and more. Weekly cooking demonstrations begin at 6 p.m. Circle Square Commons is adjacent to On Top of the World Communities at 8405 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. For information, call (352) 854-3670 or visit www. CircleSquareCommons FarmersMarket.com. Market Day with Art & Treasures an outdoor event with plants, produce, arts, crafts, collectibles and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. second Saturdays on the grounds of Heritage Village, 657 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. Call (352) 564-1400. Saturday at the Market Farmers market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays weekly, in front of the historic Courthouse, downtown Brooksville. (352) 428-4275. Local author teaches of Natural History on the UF campus. Exhibit features short videos updated monthly and an interactive Smart Board to engage visitors in the journey of scientific discovery at UF, including its relevance and benefits. Through December, the exhibit showcases a UF College of Veterinary Medicine program developing strategies to anesthetize and free right whales entangled in lobster traps. It includes a video, displays that show some of the tools researchers are using and an interactive touchscreen activity related to whales. The museum is at 3215 Hull Road, east of S.W. 34th Street in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu or call (352) 846-2000. Birds of the World: From Science to Art, runs through Spring 2012 at Florida Museum of Natural History. Free exhibit showcases the process of creating one of the most comprehensive books on birds and illustrates how the printing process affects highly detailed artwork. The exhibit also highlights the personal and professional relationship the authors developed while creating the book. The museum is near the intersection of S.W. 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu or call (352) 846-2000. Coastal Heritage Museum tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Coastal Heritage Museum, 532 Citrus Ave., Crystal River. Extended hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the second Saturday monthly. Free. (352) 795-1755. Olde Mill House Gallery & Printing Mu-Special to the ChronicleArtist Jan Hitchcock of Beverly Hills will demonstrate the process from concept to production on how to write a childrens book from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 7633 N. Florida Ave., (U.S. 41). Hitchcock wrote and illustrated Rosies Flight. All are invited to this event. For information, call (352) 465-4225 or visit naturecoastuu.org.
He still goes on top of the family tree, she said. Then theres her grandmothers Italian manger set and her mothers white manger set. Unwrapping each object from its packaging every year is a heartfelt tradition for Taylor. Taylor loves to look at decorations as much as she likes putting up her own. She enjoys driving around neighborhoods with her granddaughter and seeing the lights people put up outside at Christmastime. When I pull it out I have so many memories with each thing, she said. So many kids have no concept of the past; I want my granddaughter to know there is a past and she has ancestors and shes starting to learn. The five other homes on display are all in the Crystal River area and are owned by: Jim and Pat Baumstark A two-story home full of unique Christmas dcor and a collection of dolphins owned by Pats father Albert, as well as an exclusive wine cellar. Steve and Fancy Taylor Overlooking the serenity and wildlife of Lake Rousseau, this four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home will feature a collection of snow babies. Scott and Catherine Kitty Ebert This onestory home on a Crystal River canal holds a unique art collection and a botanical garden awaits outdoors. Ray and Nancy Schevidy Their 89-year-old home used to be known as the Alyea-Rolph house and has an inviting wrap-around porch for tourgoers to rest their legs. Mike and Donnie Brown This Kentuckystyle home will be all done up like a southern belle for Christmas outside and in. Refreshments will be provided by the Womens Club at their clubhouse, at 320 N. Citrus Ave. Gifts will be available for purchase as well as Christmas presents for the other member of your family your pet. For tickets to the tour of homes or more information, call (352) 382-0777 or (352) 503-3237. TOURContinued from Page C1 and see Shrek as his pal Donkey tells him about this whole Christmas thing. Along the way, visitors get fitted for the main protection from the cold: A shiny, hooded blue parka with all sorts of snaps and closures to seal up against the 9 degree Fahrenheit temperatures used to keep the 2 million pounds of ice carvings from turning into so much runoff. A short walk down one final corridor leads visitors to the exhibit itself. Photo opportunities abound: in front of the logo in the first room; in front of the first of many Shrek and Donkey carvings; behind a large storybook, while an even larger green ogre grins down at the puny humans even seated in a hand-carved version of Shreks outhouse. Signs narrate the dialogue between friends Shrek and Donkey as Shrek grumbles about Christmas and how he wants everyone to get away from him. The discussion leads from room to room, introducing Fiona, the children and a host of other characters. One popular feature, the ice slides, include a sculpted Puss In Boots gamboling on a bench at the base of the slides. When all visitors are done icing up their own backsides, wander on for a glimpse of an enormous, reddish-pink backside the scaly end on Donkeys darling Dragon. Emerging from underneath her reveals Dragon on full, toothy glory, watching the parade. Shrek invites everyone back to his place for a unique, gooey rendition of Twas the Night Before Christmas written out on the walls. Setting the animated antics aside, the next room reveals a crystal-clear angel. This being sets the tone for the traditional ICE! finale: a life-sized ice menagerie to remind visitors of the true meaning of Christmas. Drop the parka in the return bins before exiting into the retail area and moving on to explore the rest of the resort.Go for Pos SNOWNo time to head North for a white Christmas? Po the panda has it covered literally with 3 feet of crunchy, artificial snow inside his temple at Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW. No parkas required here, and theres a blue-carpeted runway around the edges for those who dont want to walk in the play area. Children crawl through tunnels and over playground equipment, or line up for the big slide at the back of the temple. Rules are strict about not throwing snowballs at other visitors, but the villains from the two Kung Fu Panda films are fair game in one area. The room is kept at a crisp 55 degrees, and the snow is renewed each night. Clever architecture allows for drainage, so theres little chance of slipping on an ice slick.More to see and doNext to Pos temple is the entrance to DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Palms. Stroll through the rooms to meet Alex the lion and Julien the lemur from the Madagascar film series at the entrance to his hut, or Po the panda in his temple, or Puss In Boots under a starlit arch. Professional photographers can images for purchase in the photo redemption room, or snap your own pics. Had your fill of chill? Ditch the extra gear in the car, then return to Gaylord Palms to explore to resort proper. From the ticket booth, head down the hall, up the escalator and make a left at the dolphin fountain to access the main hotel atrium through its Market Square. The stage for the live shows stands in Emerald Plaza, and a resort maps guides visitors to the restaurants, bars and other atriums tour Florida in a day through the air-conditioned expanse, from the waterways of the Everglades to the fort at St. Augustine to Mile Marker 0 in Key West all decked out for the holidays. Elevators and ramps make all areas accessible to those who cant easily climb stairs, while frequent you are here maps help the directionally challenged. Look for posters about the Polar Bear Pursuit Scavenger Hunt or ask a staff member where to meet Santa. Gaylord Palms is at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee; exit 65 off Interstate 4. Parking starts at $13 plus tax, while tickets to ICE!, SNOW and other events vary from $17.99 to $27.99, depending on event, time, date and availability. Call (407) 586-2000 or visit www.ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com. Desk editor Cheryl Jacob can be reached at cjacob@ chronicleonline.com.SCENECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011 C5 0009W32 0009JY5 3rd Annual Holiday Show Rockin the Holidays December 9, 2011 Entertainment by: The New Dawn Singers is a traveling group of college age performers who bring a high-energy song and dance show to all ages across the country. They are full of life, enthusiasm, and spirit. $7 00 per person Show starts at 7:00pm at Citrus Springs Community Center 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. For information and Tickets Citrus County Parks & Recreation Call 352-465-7007 or 352-527-7540 www.citruscountyparks.com This is the first time the 8-year-old choir has included Christmas carols in its repertoire for the winter concert, founding director Jacki Doxey Scott said. We added this as a special treat, she said of the many requests to perform Christmas carols. Choir members range in age from 20s to 70s and most are from Citrus County. Their voices are arranged in five vocal parts first and second soprano, altos, first and second tenors and bases. Not all of the songs require all of the ranges, said Doxey Scott, who lives in Floral City and has a masters degree in music. She is also the music director at her church, community theater groups and teaches piano and voice privately. We seem to have a very good balance with all the vocal parts. She said its the arrangements and harmonies that make this years winter concert series special. The arrangements are by David Willcocks and John Rutter from a published score book, 100 Carols for Choirs. Since were actually doing Christmas carols, which we dont normally do, we wanted them (Christmas carols) to be extra special, Doxey Scott said. There are some gorgeous arrangements. Im very excited. Attendance is usually good at most of the concerts and shes hoping to fill the house for this new series. Im feeling like this is going to be a very, very good and special concert because of the way the choir is performing during practices. Im very pleased with the harmony and blend, she said. Its just glorious music. It truly is just glorious music. CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD PALMS WHAT: Christmas at Gaylord Palms. WHEN: Through Jan. 2, including holidays. WHERE: Gaylord Palms, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee; exit 65 off Interstate 4. WEAR: Dress for the cold when going to ICE! closetoed shoes and long pants are required, hat and gloves recommended. Hooded parkas are provided. PHONE: (407) 586-2000. ONLINE: www.ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com. COSTS: Ticket prices vary depending on day. Parking: $13 plus tax per day, $20 plus tax valet. ICE! featuring Shrek the Halls: advance purchase, non-peak: $22.99 adults, $13.99 children 4 to 12, $20.99 seniors 55 and older. advance purchase, peak: $27.99 adults, $13.99 children 4 to 12, $25.99 seniors 55 and older. Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW: advance purchase, non-peak: $17.99 all ages. advance purchase, peak: $20.99 all ages. Puss In Boots 3D theater experience: $24.95 adult/senior, $21.95 child; includes themed food and live performances by favorite characters. Gingerbread Decorating with Gingy: Choose a kit and decorate it with the famous Shrek character, $19.95 to $35, plus tax. Christmassy DreamWorks Experience package: one night at Gaylord Palms, ticket to ICE! with priority access, souvenir photo, Puss In Boots Quest for the Magic Beans scavenger hunt, character meal, character meet and greet and morestarting at $149 per person for double-occupancy room. ICE! Proposal Package: What better way to pop the question than while wearing blue parkas in 9 Fahrenheit temperatures? Starting at $199 for a trip through ICE! with a photographer, or $499 for lots more.OTHER GAYLORD HOTELS EXHIBITSGaylord Hotels features a version of ICE! at each of its four resorts: Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee Shrek the Halls. Gaylord National, National Harbor, Md. Merry Madagascar. Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, Tenn, Merry Madagascar. Gaylord Texan, Dallas Shrek the Halls. SHREKContinued from Page C1 CHOIRContinued from Page C1 More breaking down than Breaking Dawn, Twilights two-part finale dithers excruciatingly as radioactive candlelight. After ducking and covering for explosive honeymoon revelries, filmmakers reimburse audiences with Bellas greentinted ailments to epitomize our nausea. Nevertheless, part of me relishes Hollywoods embrace of the grotesque, girlish debacle that should never have been. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) momentarily forgets buff werewolf boy Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and follows through with her sparkly fianc, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Persnickety Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene) throws a wedding rivaling Prince William and Catherine Middletons and the newlyweds blast off to the Cullens private Brazilian island. After tasteful lingerie dilemmas, skinny-dipping and candle-lined bedchamber cuddling, Edward impregnates Bella. Inter-marital pregnancy? No big deal, right? Think again. Jacobs werewolf clan stalks the couple, poised to kill the demon child that can burst out of Bellas belly and wreak havoc at any given moment. All innuendo aside, Breaking Dawn is a wretched mash of schoolgirl whims. The shining respites in which Edward and Bella did not act like pretzels, the supporting cast spewed corny one-liners. At the reception, Bellas rival, Jessica (Anna Kendrick) openly laments not snagging Edward, her father babbles on about shooting the fair-skinned fop and her mother sings like a winded sloth. Caught between a gag and guffaw, I was left to gaze at my feet and suffer cringe-induced facial pain. The lure of Breaking Dawn is nihilism bordering solipsism. Bella marries Edward who is loaded, seductive, loyal and lax about guy friends (ahem, Jacob) all at once. In turn, Jacob devotes himself to Bella and rallies his family to protect her despite being snubbed. As far as supernatural shenanigans, Bellas parents stay ignorant. Following Tom Sawyer melodrama, Bella responsibly carrying out her pregnancy is likened to martyrdom (minus Twains satire). I admit it, I have fallen victim to wish fulfillment but Breaking Dawn is embarrassing. Damaging as it was, I couldnt take my eyes off the lurid, saccharine bloom. Only see Breaking Dawn out of morbid curiosity. I give it a C-. With a running time of 117 minutes Breaking Dawn is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality / partial nudity and some thematic elements. Heather Foster is a junior at the University of Florida. Twilight Sagas Breaking Dawn no heart or soul Heather FosterFOSTER ON FILM
COMMUNITYPage C6FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Thinkers get together Nov. 26New Age Thinkers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Homosassa library. The topic this month will be interpreting dreams and knowing and understanding your guides. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Janet Reynolds, who conducts popular workshops all over the United States and United Kingdom. All are invited; space is limited. For more information, email miss-donna@ tampabay.rr.com or call Donna at (352) 628-3253.Extravaganza of clocks Nov. 27OCALA Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meets at 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday monthly at VFW Post 4781 at 9401 S.W. 110 St., Ocala. The Nov. 27 meeting is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many members parting with everything from clock-repair books to antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and camaraderie. Members will answer questions and discuss clock or watch interests. Set-up time is 7 a.m. Admission is free. All are welcome. Free coffee and doughnuts available. Recycle, help support MissionHelp support the Mission in Citrus (Hernando shelter) by bringing old newspapers and magazines to Apache Furniture at 4784 State Road 200, Hernando. Drop them in the recycling dumpster provided. For more information, call (352) 419-4816 or (352) 344-0640. Submit information at least two weeks before the event. Early submission of timely material is appreciated, but multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle offices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at (352) 563-3280; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an event. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Expect notes to run no more than once. CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE News NOTES News NOTES Inverness SDASaturday Sabbath school starts at 9:10 a.m.; Saturday Childrens classes begin at 9:30; Toddler class at 9:45; adult Bible study at 9:50 a.m. Pastor John Sabo will offer the sermon on Thy Will be Done, Part II at 11 a.m. Vespers will be with Holly Mager and Starr Freeman at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Thrift store is open 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The Health Food Store is open 9 a.m. to noon and reopens again at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Health Food Store is also open after Vespers on Saturday. The church is at 638 S. Eden Gardens, 4.5 miles east of Inverness off State Road 44. The church phone number is (352) 726-9311. See www.sda-inverness.org.Hernando SDAHernando Seventh-day Adventist services start at 11 a.m. Saturday. Special guest pastor Diane Halvorsen will offer the message. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service. The adult Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m. Saturday with a song service, followed by a short program and then main Bible study at 10 a.m. Adult classes will study Pauls Pastoral Appeal. Classes for children are at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., about three miles west of Hernando; phone (352) 344-2008. Glad TidingsSabbath school begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with song, then study at Glad Tidings Church. Divine hour follows at 11 a.m. Elder Sweet continues lessons on Hebrews with sermon No. 14. A vegan lunch will follow. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Thursday. All are invited. CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Program) alumni meet at 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly. Interested persons are invited. For information, call Bob at (352) 628-1743. The church is at 520 N.E. Third Ave., Crystal River (behind the Gettin Place Pawn Shop).Homosassa SDAThe 11 a.m. divine service Saturday will be a special time with Roy and Amy Pauley performing a service of evangelistic and inspirational music. The Pauleys are longtime song evangelists, serving years with The Faith for Today. The Sabbath school program at 9:30 a.m. will be a special greeting and welcome social. Sabbath school study begins at 10 a.m. with Bob Halstead on Pauls Pastoral Appeal. Sue Halstead will answer Bible questions at the 10 a.m. adult beginners Bible study class. Public is welcome at all programs. Call Bob Halstead at (352) 382-7753. The church is at 5863 Cardinal St., Homosassa.Congregation Beth SholomThe fall semester of the Etz Hayim InstituteAdult Education Program of Congregation Beth Sholom continues Monday evenings: Medieval Jewish History covers 1,300 years as students gain an insight into how the Dark Ages in European history was a period of light for Jewish history. Time is 7 to 8 p.m.; 20 sessions. Studies in Bible The Writings (Part 2) is a survey course on seven books of the last section of the Bible The Writings. Time is 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.; 14 sessions. Classes are open to the community. Each class is $5 per session, plus textbook. Register by email to email@example.com or call (352) 643-0995. Congregation Beth Sholom with Hazzan Mordecai Kamlot as cantor/spiritual leader, is the only synagogue in Citrus County and offersspirited and participatory-style weekly Friday evening and Saturday morning Shabbat services, along with social and cultural activities. The address is 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Call (352) 643-0995 or (352) 746-5303.Advent HopeBible study is at 10 a.m. Saturday for all ages. The worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. After the service, there is a weekly potluck to which all are invited. Vegetarian store is open from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. The church is at 428 N.E. Third Ave., Crystal River. Call (352) 794-0071 or visit online at www.adventhope church.com. ReligionNOTES Victorian holiday in DunnellonThousands of twinkling holiday lights will once again adorn the shops of Dunnellons Historic Village during the annual Victorian Holiday Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Come stroll down West Pennsylvania Avenue to Cedar Street and then up to Walnut and Chestnut streets. This years event will include snow slides, a kids area, hayrides and horse-drawn carriages. Each of the Historic Village Shops will host musical entertainment and will provide homemade refreshments. Food vendors will also be on hand. For more information, call (352) 465-2225. Decorations will dazzle during tourDazzling holiday decorations are the hallmark of this years Crystal River Womans Club home tour. The Silver Bells Tour of Homes will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and features six decorated homes. While partaking of the light refreshments served at the clubhouse at 320 N. Citrus Ave., participants can enjoy the decorated nine-foot tree covered with Swarovski and Waterford crystal ornaments and Danbury Mint ornaments of gold. On either side of the tree is a Lenox Mistletoe Village composed of pieces collected for 40 years. The Pet Boutique has unique items that are not available in local stores and the Art Department invites all to select from handmade items to complete gift buying. A ticket for the Tour of Homes is $10. For $5, a drawing ticket for $500 in cash is available. The drawing will be at 5 p.m. at the clubhouse and the winner need not be present. For more information, call (352) 382-0777 or (352) 5033237.Be part of Our Home CitrusThe Chronicle is preparing to publish its annual community guide, Our Home Citrus. The guide is a single resource for telephone numbers, addresses and essential information for those who live, work and play in the community. There are sections dedicated to groups, clubs and organizations. Our Home Citrus includes such listings as arts and crafts, civic, computers, cultural heritage, gardening, political, seniors, service, social, special interest and support groups. Organizations not previously listed can submit the name, address and phone number for inclusion in the 2012 edition. Groups listed last year are welcome to submit any updates. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 30. Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org m. For more information, call (352) 563-5660, ext. 1216. A Humane SocietyCENTRAL FLA. J.J. Special to the ChronicleJ.J., a 10 pound, 4-year-old calm Jack Russell, is free to a good home. She is a lap dog, couch potato, housebroken, spayed, crate trained; leash or good dog fence required. She is loving and enjoys playing, but is jealous of other animals, so must be the only pet. No children. Call A Humane Society of Central Florida at (352) 527-9050 and leave your name, number and pets name for a return call. Visit www.AHumaneSociety PetRescue.com. Special to the ChronicleNature Coast Community Band, under the direction of Cindy Hazzard, conductor and music director, has begun its 2011-12 season of five concert series including 10 afternoon performances at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness and First United Methodist Church in Homosassa. The first two concerts, Flight, honoring Americas military aviators were performed Oct. 29 and 30. The next two will be holiday concerts Saturday, Dec. 10, at Cornerstone and Sunday, Dec. 11, at FUMC. Both concerts will be at 2:30 p.m. The NCCB is an all-volunteer, 75-musician symphonic concert band offering free concerts in Citrus County. The upcoming holiday concerts narrated by Doreen Morgan of Homosassa are titled Tidings and will feature symphonic favorites of Christmas and Hanukkah music. In addition, the NCCB will feature its seven-member French horn section in the performance of a double concerto by Vivaldi. The program will also include the Grace Hand Bell Choir of Dunnellon, directed by Jean Wolfanger, and an octet of singers from Citrus County, all joining the band for a gala Christmas extravaganza. The generosity of Cornerstone Baptist Church, 110 Highland Ave., Inverness, and the First United Methodist Church, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa, in hosting the band performances enables NCCB to play for a total of 1,500 audience members on each concert weekend. Because the concerts are usually filled to capacity, early arrival is suggested. No tickets are necessary, but donations are welcomed. For more information, visit nature email@example.com. Special to the ChronicleNature Coast Community Band horns to be featured in Tidings on Dec. 10 and 11 are, from left: Martha Brown, Irene Dickinson, Marty Powell, Susan Boelk, Ken Hoeltzel, Bob Heifner and Lydia Zahavah. Nature Coast Community Band concerts help set holiday mood NCCB SCHEDULEAll concerts are at 2:30 p.m. All concerts are free. Saturday, Dec. 10, Cornerstone Baptist Church. Sunday, Dec. 11, First United Methodist Church. Saturday, March 3, Cornerstone Baptist Church. Sunday, March 4, First United Methodist Church. Saturday, May 5, Cornerstone Baptist Church. Sunday, May 6, First United Methodist Church. Saturday, June 30, Cornerstone Baptist Church. Sunday, July 1 First United Methodist Church. Special to the ChronicleAARP Tax-Aide is a national service of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. It is a volunteer-run program whose mission is to provide high-quality free assistance in the preparation and electronic filing of federal income tax returns for lowand middle-income taxpayers. Volunteers are trained locally and are certified by the IRS to assist taxpayers in preparing their federal income tax forms. All tax returns are completed using IRS/AARP-provided computers and software. Last year in Citrus County, more than 100 volunteers provided this free help to more than 6,000 residents at seven locations in Citrus County. Are you good with numbers? Tax volunteers help taxpayers by preparing and filing federal tax returns. Formal tax preparation experience is not required. Training is provided. Are you tech savvy? Technical volunteers manage computer equipment, ensure taxpayer data security, manage small networks and provide technical assistance to other volunteers. Are you a people person? Greeters welcome taxpayers at a site and make sure they have all the necessary paperwork before meeting with a tax volunteer. They also manage the flow of taxpayers being served. To volunteer, visit the website at AARP.org/taxaide and enter contact information under Volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for 2012, or email Mark Joyce, district coordinator for Citrus County, at markjoycetaxaide@ gmail.com. AARP needs help with Tax-Aide Training provided to volunteers
ENTERTAINMENTCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011 C7 If you or your gift receiver is not a member of the American Contract Bridge League, it is time to join. The main plus is getting The Bulletin every month. This contains a lot of instructional articles aimed at all levels. Eddie Kantar usually sets two tough card-play problems for the good players and writes an article called Chalk Talk, in which he discusses two easier but instructive deals. Well, how should the play go in four spades after West leads the diamond ace? West had a textbook weak jump overcall. (Kantar says that if your hand looks like a weak-two opening, it is good for a weak jump overcall.) Norths double was negative. His hand was ideal because he had two four-card majors. (Sometimes, though, you will have to double with only one major. If partner then rebids in the other major, good luck!) Souths twospade rebid announced a minimum opening. West cashes three diamond tricks, East discarding two clubs. Then West should shift to that suit. It is almost never right to lead through a suit like dummys hearts. South must find the heart queen to get home and can finesse through either opponent. When this is the situation, declarer should first find out as much as possible about the other three suits. Here, he draws trumps and cashes the rest of his clubs, learning that East started with 3-4-1-5 shape. So, since East began with four hearts and West only two, declarer finesses through East. FRIDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 25, 2011 C: Comcast, Citrus B: Bright House D: Comcast, Dunnellon I: Comcast, Inglis F: Oak Forest H: Holiday Heights C B D I F H6:006:307:007:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:30(WESH) NBC ^ 19 19 19 News Nightly NewsEntertainmentAccess Hollywd National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007, Action) Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight. 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How I Met Your Mother PG How I Met Your Mother PG The Office Mafia PG The Office PG (WTTA) MNT F 6 6 6 6 9 Love-RaymondSeinfeld PGFamily Feud (N)Family Feud (N)Monk (In Stereo) PG Monk (In Stereo) PG Excused Seinfeld PGExcused Scrubs (WACX) TBN H 21 21 21 The Faith ShowThe 700 Club PG Variety ConnectionJump MinistriesJewish VoiceWisdom KeysGaither Gospel Hour G Variety Tims Ministries(WTOG) CW L 4 4 4 4 12 12The King of Queens PG The King of Queens PG Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Grandma goes missing. G Olive, the Other Reindeer (In Stereo) G Friends Friends PG The Simpsons PG According to Jim PG (WYKE) FAM O 16 16 16 16 JUNKD G I.N.N. NewsYour Citrus County Court Florida NaturallyCrosswordsHeroes Among Us Hangin With the Homeless Treasure Hunters Roadshow Three Penny Opera (1962, Musical) Sammy Davis Jr., Curd Jrgens. The cutting Brecht-Weill musical about Mack the Knife. NR(WOGX) FOX S 13 13 7 7The SimpsonsThe SimpsonsBig Bang TheoryBig Bang Theory Iron Man (2008, Action) Robert Downey Jr. Premiere. (In Stereo) PG-13 FOX 35 NewsTMZ (N) PGAccess Hollywd(WVEA) UNI 15 15 15 15 15 15NoticiasNoticiero Univ.Cuando Me Enamoro (N) Una Familia con Suerte (N) PGLa Fuerza del Destino (N) Protagonistas (SS) NoticiasNoticiero Univ.(WXPX) ION 17 Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Corazon Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Today I Do (A&E) 54 48 54 54 25 27Storage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage Wars (AMC) 55 64 55 55 Se7en (1995) R Jurassic Park (1993) Sam Neill. Cloned dinosaurs run amok at an island-jungle theme park. The Walking Dead Secrets Jurassic Park (1993) (ANI) 52 35 52 52 19 21Swamp Wars PG Swamp Wars (In Stereo) PGSwamp Wars (In Stereo) PGSwamp Wars PG Swamp Wars (In Stereo) PGSwamp Wars PG (BET) 96 19 96 96 The ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe ParkersThe Pa rkers (BRAVO) 254 51 254 254 Housewives/NJ Housewives/NJ Housewives/NJ Housewives/NJ Housewives/NJ Housewives/NJ (CC) 27 61 27 27 33Tosh.0 Tosh.0 30 Rock 30 Rock Gabriel Iglesias: Im Not FatGabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy Jackass: Number Two (2006) Johnny Knoxville. R (CMT) 98 45 98 98 28 37Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (In Stereo) PG Top Secret Recipe PG Top Secret Recipe (N) PG CMT Crossroads Sting & Vince Gill (N) CMT Crossroads (CNBC) 43 42 43 43 Billions Behind Bars American Greed American Greed American Greed Crime Inc. Stolen Goods Mob Money: Murders and (CNN) 40 29 40 40 41 46John King, USA (N) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Erin Burnett OutFront (DISN) 46 40 46 46 6 5Jessie G Jessie G A.N.T. Farm GA.N.T. Farm GA.N.T. Farm (N) G Phineas, FerbGood-CharlieGood-CharlieGood-CharlieSo Random! GJessie G (ESPN) 33 27 33 33 21 17College Basketball Teams TBA.College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) College Football California at Arizona State. (N) (Live) (ESPN2) 34 28 34 34 43 49College Basketball Teams TBA.ScoreboardCollege Basketball ScoreboardCollege Basketball (EWTN) 95 70 95 95 48Church-PoorIts a MiracleDaily Mass: Our Lady Life on the Rock G CatholicismThe Holy RosaryHill of Redemption A statue of the Virgin Mary in Japan. (FAM) 29 52 29 29 20 28 WALL-E (2008) G A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, Comedy) G Snoopy, Come Home (1972) Voices of Chad Webber. GThe 700 Club PG (FNC) 44 37 44 44 32Special Report With Bret Baier (N)FOX Report With Shepard SmithThe OReilly Factor (N) Hannity (N) On Record, Greta Van SusterenThe OReilly Factor (FOOD) 26 56 26 26 Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible Diners, DriveCrav e (FSNFL) 35 39 35 35 College Football Colorado at Utah.Panthers Live!NHL Hockey Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live)Panthers Live!Inside PanthersSonic Generations of Skate (N) (FX) 30 60 30 30 51 Baby Mama (2008, Comedy) Tina Fey. PG-13 27 Dresses (2008, Romance-Comedy) Katherine Heigl. PG-13 The Devil Wears Prada (2006) PG-13 (GOLF) 67 Golf Central (N)Playing LessonsFehertyGolf American Century Championship, First Round. From Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe.Golf Omega Mission Hills World Cup, Day 3. (N) (HALL) 39 68 39 39 45 54 Eloise at ChristmastimeJingle All WayJingle All WayJingle All WayThe Case for Christmas (2011, Fantasy) Dean Cain. Eloise at Christmastime (2003) (HBO) 302 201 302 302 2 2 Men in Black (1997, Action) Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith. (In Stereo) PG-13 Shrek Forever After (2010, Comedy) Voices of Mike Myers. (In Stereo) PG Preview to 24/7 Flyers/Rangers Bored to Death MA Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden The singer performs in New York. (In Stereo) MA (HGTV) 23 57 23 23 42 52House HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHunters IntlHunters IntlHunters IntlHunters IntlHunters IntlHunters IntlHunters IntlHunters Intl (HIST) 51 25 51 51 32 42To Be Announced To Be Announced RestorationRestorationReal Deal PGReal Deal PGHairy Bikers (N)Hairy Bikers (N)IRT Deadliest R oads (LIFE) 24 38 24 24 31Movie MA Movie MA Movie MA (LMN) 50 Family Sins (2004, Docudrama) Kirstie Alley, Will Patton. A model citizen is accused of terrible crimes. NR Viewers Choice Viewers Choice (MAX) 320 221 320 320 3 3 Full Eclipse (1993, Horror) Mario Van Peebles. An L.A. cop joins vigilantes who turn out to be werewolves. (In Stereo) R The Town (2010, Crime Drama) Ben Affleck. A woman doesnt realize that her new beau is a bank robber. (In Stereo) R Strike Back The agents enter into a shaky alliance. MA Lingerie MA Lingerie MA (MSNBC) 42 41 42 42 PoliticsNation (N) Hardball With Chris MatthewsThe Ed Show (N) The Rachel Maddow Show (N)MSNBC Documentary MSNBC Documentary (MTV) 97 66 97 97 39 Scary Movie (2000, Comedy) Shawn Wayans. (In Stereo) R Scary Movie 2 (2001) Shawn Wayans. (In Stereo) R Beauty Shop (2005) Queen Latifah. (In Stereo) PG-13 (NGC) 65 44 53Rocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket CityRocket City (NICK) 28 36 28 28 35 25SpongeBobSpongeBobSpongeBobSpongeBobSpongeBobKung Fu PandaFriends PGFriends PGFriends PGFriends PGFriends PGFriends PG (OXY) 44 The Glee Project PG The Glee Project Glee-ality PG Freaky Friday (2003, Comedy) Jamie Lee Curtis. PG Freaky Friday (2003, Comedy) Jamie Lee Curtis. PG (SHOW) 340 241 340 340 The Switch (2010) Jennifer Aniston. PG-13 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) Kate Hudson. iTV. A writer bets she can seduce a man and then drive him away. PG-13 Faster (2010, Action) Dwayne Johnson. iTV. An ex-con begins a race against time to avenge his brothers murder. RKing of the Avenue (2010) Ving Rhames. iTV. 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A slow-witted Southerner experiences 30 years of history.The Shawshank Redemption R (TRAV) 9 54 9 9 44Super Yachts G Vegas Villas (N) G Ghost Adventures PG Ghost Adventures (N) PG The Dead Files PG Ghost Adventures (truTV) 25 55 25 25 98 98Worlds Dumbest... Wipeout (In Stereo) PG Wipeout (In Stereo) PG Wipeout (In Stereo) PG Worlds Dumbest... Forensic FilesForensic Files (TVL) 32 49 32 32 34 24M*A*S*H PGM*A*S*H PGMarried... WithMarried... WithMarried... WithMarried... WithLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-Ra ymondKing of QueensKing of Queens (USA) 47 32 47 47 17 18Raidrs-Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Harrison Ford. Elf (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell, James Caan. PG Indiana Jones and Crystal Skull (WE) 117 69 117 117 Charmed A Witchs Tail PGCharmed A Witchs Tail PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PG (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 18 2030 Rock 30 Rock Americas Funniest Home VideosAmericas Funniest Home VideosHow I MetHow I MetWGN News at Nine (N) 30 Rock Scrubs Dear Annie: I am a sophomore in college and have been living with the same roommate for the past two years. Ive known Maxsince high school, and we were good friends. Toward the end of last semester, however, Max started to do things that really irked me, but I was stressed from finals and thought maybe I was blowing it out of proportion. I figured spending the summer without dealing with him would clear things up, but I was wrong. Every time we speak, it has to be an argument. Regardless of the topic sports, politics, calculus his opinion is the only one that matters. He talks down to me, claiming his classes are tougher than mine and saying how stupidI am. Annie, I am a chemical engineering major and have already taken (and aced) all of the classes he is currently in. Max comes from a well-to-do family and uses that to show how much better he is than everyone else. Any money I have is because I worked my butt off and saved every penny. Since the semester began, I have been so annoyed with him that Ive decided to move out as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this may take a while, as I can only afford a dorm room right now. Any suggestions? Not Treated as an Equal Dear Equal: We think Max belittles you because he is insecure about his own intellect and abilities. Sometimes being born into money creates the fear that without it, youd be nothing. Please talk to your residential advisor or the housing office and ask to be transferred to another dorm room. It may even be possible to move out before the next semester begins. Until then, try to avoid Max as much as possible. Study in the library. Hang out in a friends room. Find other space to occupy. Dear Annie: My mother is one of 10 children. Two years ago, her older sister started a huge fight with a few of the siblings. Aunt Josiehas been very nasty and also posted inappropriate messages on Facebook. Shes always been coddled because weve believed she has some mental health issues. Now, my family has chosen to quit speaking to her. The problem is that my grandmother is choosing sides. She hasnt visited our house for months, but is at Aunt Josies often. She also recently announced that she would not be attending one grandsons welcome home party because Aunt Josie isnt invited. (Mind you, Aunt Josie never invites any of us to her events.) My grandmother is aware of some of the nasty things my aunt has said. Is it wrong for me to tell my grandmother that she is mistreating the rest of the family? No one else seems to think its worth it. Boston College Girl Dear Boston: Grandma worries that she is the last family member who still cares about Aunt Josie. This is her child. She takes her side because no one else will. We dont recommend you pit Grandma against her daughter. Instead, say that you miss her and wish she would spend more time with the family. The rest is up to her. Dear Annie: My heart goes out to Strong but Broken,who has suffered for 40 years because of cruel bullying by a classmate and her friends.My recommendation in such cases is to transform the hurt by helping others who have been similarly hurt. Bullying is such a problem in schools today, with some kids even taking their own lives. By simply talking to school groups, church groups and individuals, she could do a world of good, both for those who are being bullied and for those who are doing the bullying. I have found that often when we give another that which we ourselves need, it opens the doors for our own healing, and I truly wish that for her. 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C8FRIDAY, NOVEMBER25, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOMICS Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Arthur Christmas (PG) In Real 3D. 1:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m. No passes. Arthur Christmas (PG) 4:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m. The Muppets (PG) 1:10 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:55 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) In Real 3D. 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) 4:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m. No passes. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:50 p.m. No passes. Jack and Jill (PG) 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Immortals (R) In Real 3D. ID required. 1 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10 p.m. No passes. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 The Muppets (PG) 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Arthur Christmas (PG) 4:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m. Arthur Christmas (PG) In Real 3D. 1:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) In Real 3D. 1:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) 4:50 p.m., 9:55 p.m. No passes. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:50 p.m. No passes. Jack and Jill (PG) 1:40 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m. Immortals (R) In Real 3D. ID required. 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:25 p.m. No passes. Tower Heist (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Puss in Boots (PG) 4:05 p.m., 9:35 p.m. Puss in Boots (PG) In Real 3D. 1:35 p.m., 7:25 p.m. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings and entertainment information. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES VFKBSXWM HXW WHDKBR KMLBAWMVWS, HMS K HBJHRD JHMC CZ SZ CFKMOD K VHM NW GXZAS CZ DFZJ TR EKSD DZTWSHR. LHKCF FKBBPrevious Solution: He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus (c) 2011 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 11-25Pickles WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Contemp. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s, s, s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Standards LocalRADIO
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