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NOVEMBER 29, 2011 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 114 50 CITRUS COUNTY Meyer returns: Former Gator coach to lead Ohio State /B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C6 Community . . . .C4 Crossword . . . .C5 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .B4 Horoscope . . . .B4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B4 Movies . . . . . .C6 Obituaries . . . .A5 Classifieds . . . .C7 TV Listings . . . .C5 WALL STREET: In the black Holiday shopping pushes stocks higher Monday. /Page A7 TUESDAYHIGH 67 LOW 43 Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. PAGE A4 TODAY & Wednesday morning ASK THE EXPERTS: Health & Life Doctors Bennett, Gandhi, Grillo and Vascimini share their expertise today./ Page C1 HEALTH & LIFE: Medicare payUnless Congress acts before Jan. 1, doctors will again face steep Medicare cuts./ Page C1 J IM H UNTER CorrespondentThe regional water district is considering allowing hunting on its Chassahowitzka River and Coastal Swamp tract. There will be a public meeting Thursday, Jan. 5, in Lecanto to discuss the issue, which will be decided later that month by the district governing board. The Southwest Florida Water Management District, commonly known as Swiftmud, is evaluating the 5,483 acre southwest Citrus property for hunting, which is currently not allowed on a regular basis. The evaluation is part of a program looking at eight Swiftmud tracts in two sets of four for hunting use or expanded hunting. The tracts being evaluated with Chassahowitzka, one each in Marion, Sumter and Hernando counties, are: the Lake Panasoffkee (non-wildlife management area), the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve (west of State Road 200), and the Weekiwachee Preserve properties. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) would be responsible for the hunting in the designated areas. The Chassahowitzka Camp Ground that Citrus County manages on the Chassahowitzka tract at the headwaters of the Chassahowitzka River would get a buffer zone of about 137 acres, according to a preliminary report. Any hunting use would have to be sensitive to campground management concerns, which would be coordinated with the county. While the county has no position on the issue, Parks and Recreation Criteria being used to evaluate more Swiftmud lands for potential hunting opportunities: The FWCs ability to manage hunts. Budget impacts. Adjoining land uses. Internal infrastructure. Security challenges. Sufficient access. Sufficient acreage. Sustainability. Balancing demand. Regional demand/ adjacency. Resource management/ecological conditions. Initial properties being reviewed. A meeting to address the possibility of expanded hunting in the Chassahowitzka area is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Lecanto Government Building. Water district mulls expanded huntingTO HUNT OR NOT TO HUNT See HUNTING / Page A4 C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterTwelve people were like pallbearers on a wet Monday in Crystal River as they moved a dead manatee onto a trailer. It was a struggle. She is a big female 11 feet long, said Ivan Vicente, visitor services specialist at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. It was somber, too. Its too bad. She could have had some calves, said Capt. Mike Dunn of Crystal River. He and his wife, Capt. Stacy Dunn, helped staff with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) retrieve the body of the manatee. Later, Vicente found more information about the manatee. The details sounded like a eulogy. Her name was Griselda, Vicente said. She was first identified as an adult in November 1977. She was sighted with her first calf in 1978. The last time she was seen with a calf was in April 2009. She has had 12 calves reported. She was last captured for a health Large manatee found dead MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteers work to attach straps around a dead manatee named Griselda on Mond ay afternoon in Crystal River. The animal died from an apparent boat strike, according to those at the scene. A necropsy will be performed t o determine the exact cause of death. Boat strike suspected; creature has been tracked for more than 30 years Crews work to roll Griseldas body onto a sling Monday afternoon near a canal that leads to the Crystal River. See MANATEE / Page A2 M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS A new law giving the Citrus County Hospital Board broader ability to provide charity health care to residents is nearly five months old, with little said about the next step. Board Trustee Debbie Ressler and Chairman Michael Smallridge say they hope to have more conversation about offering health care programs to the countys poor and lowincome. At present, the board of trustees and Citrus Memorial Health Foundation are anxiously awaiting a ruling from Leon County Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford on the constitutionality of a part of a new law which gives trustees controlling interest in the hospital. The ruling is expected sometime in December and the losing party is all but certain to appeal. Only one section of the new law, which took effect July 1, is in dispute. Other sections of the law allow the hospital board to contract for services with the Citrus County Health Department and with private physicians. Smallridge said he has some ideas but he declined to say what they are. The public will be seeing some stuff very shortly, he said. There are a couple of things Im working on. Im still gathering facts and details. Discussions to partner with the health department and Citrus County government for a mobile health clinic were taken off the table while the hospital boards litigation continues. The plan included having the hospital board spend about $500,000 to buy a bus and furnish it with medical equipment. The bus would be owned by the county and staffed by the health department. Smallridge said he now wonders whether the bus is necessary, because charity organizations are planning clinics in southwest Citrus County and Hernando. Before we go forward and put time and money into a mobile unit, I want to make sure the need is still there, he said. Im not saying the issue is dead, but CMHS trustees eye charity care Mobile care clinic might be reconsidered See CHARITY / Page A2 Associated PressPARIS European leaders rushed Monday to stop a rampaging debt crisis that threatened to shatter their experiment in a common euro currency and devastate the world economy as a result. In a measure of how rapidly the peril has grown, ideas unthinkable even three months ago were being seriously considered, including having sovereign nations cede control over their budgets to a central European authority. World stock markets, glimpsing hope that Europe might finally be shocked into stronger action, had one of their best days in weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average in New York rose 300 points. In France, stocks rose 5 percent, a remarkable move. More relevant to the Europe: Leaders try to craft plan to avoid collapse Stocks rise on Wall Street. Page A7 Obama, European leaders in talks. Page A10 See EUROPE / Page A2 Meek files for re-electionCitrus County Commissioner Joe Meek filed paperwork Monday with the supervisor of elections office to run for re-election in 2012 to the District 3 seat. Meek, a Republican from Beverly Hills, is serving his first term in office. Although county commissioners must reside in their districts, they are elected to office by voters countywide. Officials issue rabies alertOCALA Health department officials have issued a rabies alert in Marion County. Authorities said Monday an infected horse prompted the alert, which began Nov. 20. The Orlando Sentinel reported the horse was found in an area about 15 miles northwest of Ocala. Health officials advise residents to avoid any contact with free-roaming animals. They say pet food should not be left outside and people should make sure their pets rabies vaccinations are current. The Sentinel reported a rabies alert is also in effect for parts of Seminole County after three raccoons tested positive. NEWS BRIEFS INSIDE From staff and wire reports
there is just not an immediate need for it. Ressler, a registered nurse who worked four years on-call at Citrus Memorial hospital before her appointment to the board of trustees in 2009, said trustees Chief Operating Officer Vickie LaMarche is meeting with health care organizations to see what type of charity care is needed. On another front, Ressler is pushing for the board to move its monthly meetings to someplace more public and spacious. The board now meets in a cramped conference room at attorney Bill Grants law office in Inverness. Ressler said she and LaMarche will bring to the board at its December meeting suggestions for alternative meeting sites. My whole focus is to make it more readily accessible to the public, she said. Meeting in an attorneys office can be a tad intimidating to people. Id like to have us in a more public environment. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at (352) 563-3228 or mwright @chronicleonline.com. assessment in January 2009. She was a very old manatee. Vicente explained that the manatee was identified through the U.S. Geological Survey Manatee Photo-Identification Database, which has indexed manatee scar patterns for tracking them. Cathy Beck, wildlife biologist with the USGS in Gainesville, identified Griselda, and said propeller scars on her upperleft dorsum were new since April 2009. Griselda was found in the canal that accesses Three Sisters Springs. Even getting her to shore was not easy, as she was surrounded by other manatees. FWC staff used ropes to move the animal into a position where the body could be pulled up on the canal bank by a truck backing up. Then they attached solid straps that held up to the strain of hauling the animal onto land. Plywood sheets helped slide the big body. Vicente estimated the manatee weighed about 1,000 pounds, as it was waterlogged. It could have been dead as long as two days. Using the straps, eight FWC staff rolled the body on to a groundsheet to drag it up the trailer ramp. It took a dozen people counting to three and lifting together about 15 times to make the transfer. The manatee body was covered for a two-hour drive. A necropsy will be conducted today at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory in St. Petersburg to determine the cause of death. We will have the full details from the necropsy next week, Vicente said. The sad situation is she was definitely struck by a boat. Whether the boat caused the mortality or not will be known next week. Vicente said the scars alone could not determine whether a boat strike caused the death. Marks dont mean a thing because propeller scars typically heal, Vicente said. Its the blunt trauma from the bow of a boat that kills a manatee. Other factors could have caused the death. The manatee could have been drowned accidentally during mating activity. Or she could have died through age. If the manatee died as a result of being hit by a boat, Vicente said it would be the first such death in Kings Bay in more than a year, but not in the county. He would like boaters to be aware of the numbers of manatees increasing in county waters. Manatees are starting to come in as it gets cold, Vicente said. We have anywhere from 50 to 100 in Kings Bay. This is a reminder to boaters to be really watchful for manatees in the county. If this manatee was killed by a boat strike, that would be sad. Boaters should be extra cautious as more and more manatees are starting to move in. Griselda is the 10th manatee to die in county waters so far this year. Two have died by watercraft. Two were perinatal deaths. Three died of cold stress. One died of natural causes and one death was undetermined. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 564-2916. A2 T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0009OML T h i s i s t h e o n e g i f t This is the one gift t h a t w o n t b e r e t u r n e d that wont be returned. Feeling the stress of holiday shopping? Let the Citrus County Chronicle ease your tension with a one size-fits-all Gift Subscription! T h e r e a r e s e v e r a l o p t i o n s a v a i l a b l e : There are several options available: 5 2 W e e k s 2 6 W e e k s 1 3 W e e k s 52 Weeks 26 Weeks 13 Weeks Just call us at (352) 563-5655 Monday Friday between 8am & 2pm to order. Just give us the gift recipients name, address and phone number. We will send the recipient a Holiday Card with best Wishes from You, as well as length of subscription and the date you would like it to start. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. Subscription must be pre-paid 0006RR0 ...Well even send the gift card. NOW OPEN Citrus Memorial Rehab Center 0 0 0 9 S R G Physical & Aquatic Therapy & Sports Medicine Citrus Memorial is Citrus Countys Premiere Provider in Citrus Springs 10511 N. Florida Ave. 352-897-4833 OPEN HOUSE Dec. 8 th 2-4 PM Food, Door Prizes, Gifts for first 50 guests. For Locations and Rehab information: 344-6573 or visit citrusmh.com 0 0 0 9 W F 1 0009XDP Cold front CAPT. STACY DUNN /Special to the Chronicle Capt. Stacy Dunn snapped a picture of a cold front moving into Kings Bay in Crystal River Monday morning. While the layered clouds looked ominous, the storm dropped less than an inch of rain through the afternoon. Mike Clay, senior meteorologist with Bay News 9, said a strong cold front moved through Citrus County and dropped about 0.3 inches of rain Monday. The clouds were expected to pass through rapidly but with the front, colder air moved in. Clay also said Thursday will be the coldest day with expected temperatures around upper 30s in the morning. According to Alex Sosnowski, Senior Expert Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com, a topsy-turvy weather pattern is driving cold air southward to the central Gulf Coast states, while pumping warm air northward into the northeastern United States. MANATEEContinued from Page A1 CHARITY Continued from Page A1 crisis at hand, borrowing costs for European nations stabilized after rising alarmingly in recent weeks first in Greece, then in Italy and Spain, then in France and Germany, the two most stable economies in continental Europe. The yields on benchmark bonds issued by Italy and Germany rose, but only by hundredths of a percentage point. The yield fell 0.1 percentage points on bonds of France, 0.14 points for those of Spain and 0.22 points for Belgium. European finance ministers prepared for a summit beginning Tuesday in Brussels. Italy readied an auction of bonds designed to raise 8 billion, or about $10.6 billion and steeled itself for the high interest rates it will have to pay. In Washington, President Barack Obama huddled with European Union officials, and the White House insisted Europe alone was responsible for fixing its debt problems. This is something they need to solve and they have the capacity to solve, both financial capacity and political will, presidential spokesman Jay Carney said. As the crisis played out across the Atlantic Ocean, a raft of ideas once considered taboo gained sudden prominence. Among them was a fiscal union of the 17 countries that share the euro currency, a proposal that some analysts have said would be a great leap toward creating a United States of Europe. While the details are not clear, such a union could give a central European authority the power to enforce rules on the budgets of individual countries. That would pose a practical problem how to make such a body democratically accountable. More delicately, it would force the nations of Europe to swallow their national pride, cede some sovereignty and agree to strengthen ties with their neighbors rather than fleeing the euro union during the crisis. The common currency has the problem that the monetary policy is joint, but the fiscal policy is not, Germanys finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, said in a meeting with foreign reporters in Berlin. Consequently, we are working now to expand the common currency through a common stability policy. With a fiscal union in place, the European Central Bank might also find it more palatable to stage a massive intervention in the European bond market to drive down borrowing costs and keep the debt crisis under control. EUROPE Continued from Page A1
N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterLECANTO To the members and friends of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto, their founding pastor, the Rev. George Papadeas, was a priest of priests. If it wasnt for Father George, St. Michaels wouldnt be in Lecanto and I wouldnt be here, said church member George Kanaris. He married my parents 63 or 64 years ago in Brooklyn, N.Y., so hes been an important part of my family. Papadeas died Nov. 18 in Daytona Beach at age 93. Kanaris said the congregation started meeting in a duplex on Ella Street in Inverness in 1981, then moved to a storefront in Lecanto. When the members wanted to build their own building, they held their first fundraising meeting at Emilys, Kanaris restaurant in Homosassa, where Papadeas pledged the first $5,000. He was a tremendous fundraiser, Kanaris said. He had vision. It was his idea to build a banquet hall and his idea for the Greek festivals. More than that, he was truly a holy man. He was charismatic and had a sense of peace about him that drew people. Born in Altoona, Pa., to Greek immigrants, Papadeas was part of the first group of priests to graduate from the nations first Greek seminary. Prior to that, Greek Orthodox priests were imported from Greece to serve churches in the United States. Papadeas founded St. Pauls Cathedral in Hempstead, N.Y., in the late 1950s and even helped construct the altar. Later he founded St. Michaels in Lecanto and the Ocala Mission in Ocala. While serving the Lecanto church as its priest, he also served St. Demetrios parish in Daytona Beach, traveling every other week to Lecanto from his home in Daytona. Even after he retired from St. Michaels in 1997, he commuted to Ocala until just a few months ago when his health began to fail. When we were coming down here from Michigan, after we were introduced to Father George in 1995, we used to plan our trips around church services, when we met only twice a month, said Sylvia Lovelace, St. Michaels choir director. He was inspirational as a preacher, but he was also a wonderful teacher. He taught not only about salvation, but about history. He was good at what he did. In the late 1950s, Papadeas designed a keyboard layout for Greek language typewriters to make it easier for American typists and gave the idea to SmithCorona. In 1960, he brought a weeping icon of the Virgin Mary to St. Pauls, which drew hundreds of thousands to see the miraculous manifestation. In 1990, New York Newsdaynamed it one of the most significant events of the past 50 years. When Richard Nixon was vice president, he invited Papadeas to the White House to tell him about the icon and its tears, which he wrote about in his book, Why Did She Cry? Among many of his accomplishments, Papadeas went on to become the dean of the Archdiocean Cathedral in New York City. He wrote and spoke Greek fluently. He raised five children and was spiritual father to thousands. In our early years, he was our rock, said George Mavros, longtime church member and spokesman. When we were trying to form a community out of nothing, he offered hope. Clearly, without him we would not be a congregation. He was dedicated and always put the church first. He was not only a spiritual father, but a friend. Even though he never lived here, he kept in constant contact and communication. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at (352) 564-2927 or nkennedy@chronicle online.com. Around THE STATE Citrus County Water authority to meet Dec. 5 The Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at in Room 166 at the Lecanto Government Building in Lecanto. On the agenda will be an induction of Anthony Dimino to alternate member position, a briefing of the Rolling Oaks Utilities customer service complaint summary, and an update on the WellAqua monthly meeting. The authority is a board of appointees that provides for the regulation of private water, bulk water and wastewater utilities in the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. The meeting has a public participation portion. For more information, call (352) 419-6520. Surplus lands meeting scheduled On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Southwest Florida Water Management District will host a public information meeting to explain the surplus lands assessment process and receive public comment. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 226, Lecanto. For additional information, call Cheryl Hill at (800) 4231476, ext. 4452. Learn to conserve energy at seminarCitrus Countys Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will host an Energy Conservation Awareness Program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Citrus County Resource Center in Lecanto. The program will feature Dr. Joan Bradshaw, Extension Services director and Sumter Electric Cooperative Inc. The program is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat by calling (352) 527-7530. For persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations, call ahead. The Citrus County Resource Center is at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto. Beverly Hills plans Christmas partyBeverly Hills Civic Association invites the public to its Christmas party planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Recreation Center, 77 Civic Circle. The gala will feature food, live music and dancing; cost is $5. St. Petersburg Officials look for Skyway jumper Authorities said the search is on for a motorcyclist who jumped off the Sunshine Skyway bridge. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper said the person got off the motorcycle and jumped off the bridge about 8:45 a.m. Monday. The trooper called the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. Sheriffs spokeswoman Melissa Kincheloe told the St. Petersburg Times that everything happened so fast the trooper couldnt tell if the jumper was a man or a woman. Eustis Teen killed in watercraft crashAuthorities said a teenage boy was killed when a personal watercraft he was a passenger on crashed headon into another watercraft on Lake Joanna in central Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Gary Morse said 14-year-old Nicholas Polk died Sunday afternoon. From staff wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE The Rev. George Papadeas: Greek church founder Trimming trees for Christmas celebration Ousted ombudsman adds new accusations to lawsuit Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Floridas ousted long-term care ombudsman on Monday added new accusations to his lawsuit alleging that Gov. Rick Scott forced his resignation at the urging of the nursing home industry. Brian Lee originally accused the Department of Elder Affairs of violating the states whistleblower law by ousting him to retaliate for his advocacy on behalf of long-term care residents. The department gave him the choice of resigning or being fired after the agency received a letter from Scotts office saying it was time for Lee to go. Lees initial lawsuit also accused two trade organizations of interfering with a business relationship by damaging his reputation, which cost him employment opportunities. The amended complaint also alleges all three defendants violated a law against interference with an ombudsmans duties and that he was defamed by the Florida Health Care Association. The defendants have 20 days to respond to the amended complaint, which also retains the original allegations. Lee was forced out in February after the association urged Scott to replace him. His ouster also came after he used the new federal health care law, which Scott has forcefully opposed, to seek nursing homes ownership and management information. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Members of the Inverness Womans Club gather Monday morning to decorate their Christmas tree as part of the Christmas Trees Around the Old Courthouse. Womans Club Vice President Sue Allen and her husband Gary make sure lights are put in just the right place. Civic organizations sponsor and then decorate the trees that are placed around the courthouse as part of the annual event sponsored by the Citrus County Historical Society. More than 20 trees will be lit at 5:30 p.m. Friday during a ceremony on the second floor of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. There will be music and light refreshments. The event is free. For more information, call (352) 341-6427 or (352) 341-6488. A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterA Holder man is facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery for shoving a woman into a dresser and grabbing her by the hair and dragging her to the kitchen table, according to a Citrus County Sheriffs Office report. Glenn David Conner Jr., 24, was arrested Nov. 22. Conner also reportedly later locked the woman out of a house and shoved her out of a bedroom window as she attempted to crawl back in. Investigators noted fresh marks on the womans knees reportedly consistent with rug burns. No bond was set. Other arrests: Anthony L. Schubert, 22, of Crystal River, was arrested Nov. 21 in a domestic battery case. According to the report, Schubert grabbed a woman during an argument and shoved her over the bed and nightstand, causing her to hit her head on a windowsill. He reportedly also chased the woman outside the house and caused her to skin her knees while pushing her down on the ground to purportedly keep her from calling for help. Schubert reportedly told police he was the victim in the incident and the woman punched him in the face and threw things at him. No bond was set. Scott Thomas Meldrum, 43, of Homosassa was arrested Nov. 21 in a domestic battery case. According to the report, Meldrum punched a woman during an argument in the parking lot of a local eatery. A witness reportedly watched it unfold. No bond was set. Kerry Colleen Scanlon, 34, of Homosassa was arrested Nov. 21, for public intoxication and resisting an officer. According to the report, Scanlon was squared off against a group and had her fist clenched as if she was going to attack. The group members reportedly told her they were trying to help her, not fight her, but Scanlon persisted in screaming at them. The deputy on the scene reportedly told her to back up, but she refused. The officer also noted a strong odor of alcohol and said she seemed intoxicated. She was arrested and reportedly screamed and continued to be belligerent en route to the jail. Bond $650. Kevin Douglas Roe Jr., 32, Inverness, was arrested Nov. 16 in a domestic battery case. According to the report, Roe reportedly grabbed a woman who was trying to leave the scene of an argument. According to investigators, Roe pulled the woman out of a friends vehicle, physically preventing her from leaving. Roe reportedly admitted to a verbal fight with the woman, but denied touching her. No bond. Case dismissed Shields Dunlap Gay IV, 51, Crystal River who was charged with domestic battery in September, had the case against him dismissed. Gay was found not guilty Nov. 22. Gay was originally charged for reportedly opening and shutting a door several times on a 39-year-old womans forearms and head after she went into a room to get away from him during an argument. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at (352) 564-2925 or at email@example.com. Official: Grabbing, dragging leads to battery charge Glenn Conner Anthony Schubert Kerry Scanlon ON THE NET www.sheriffcitrus.org
Manager Rafael DeValle said some Chassahowitzka residents have expressed concerns to the county. The set of evaluation for Chassahowitzka and the other three nearby tracts will be put online next month at the SWFWMD website: www.swfwmd.state. fl.us. Interested parties can review them to make comment at the Jan. 5 meeting. The meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lecanto Government Building. The hunting initiative began in 2009, when SWFWMD met with its land use stakeholders group. That group is made up of citizens and representatives from various interest groups and other agencies. While discussing issues, the idea of looking into expanding hunting on district lands was proposed. The district agreed to take an objective look at current and potential hunting opportunities and developed a hunting working group to study it. Out of that working group came approved criteria for evaluation upon which the district staff and the FWC will make proposals. There will be a public meeting on the first four tracts, Cypress Creek Preserve, Green Swamp East (non-wildlife management area and Hampton Tract), and Green Swamp West (non-wildlife management area) and Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve) on Monday, Dec. 5, in Plant City. SWFWMDs governing board will decide any changes of use at its Dec. 20 meeting. The second set tracts, including Chassahowitzka, will be considered at the boards Jan. 31 hearing. The proposal to expand hunting in Chassahowitzka has some opponents in Citrus County, including the local chapter of Florida Audubon. Audubon member Nancy Lee said the number of hunters has declined while the number of non-hunting public users has increased and there are 5.8 million acres in Florida already set aside for hunting. Isnt that enough? she asked. Citrus County Audubon Society President Darrell Snedecor said, were really opposed to it. Our position is to preserve as much public land as we can to use and not sell off or restrict the use public lands for everyone, all the time, he said. On the other hand Snedecor said, Audubon was not opposed to hunting per se, and does not want to alienate hunters. In fact, he said, Audubon would like to work with them and join to form coalitions on environmental issues like opposing the possible sale of lands owned by SWFWMD and the other water districts in the state. Chuck Echenique, a regional director of United Waterfowlers of Florida, who drafted the proposal for expanded use, said hunters strive to be good stewards of the natural lands and they have positive impacts on such tracts. Legal hunters police their own activities and illegal poaching and vandalism goes down in areas where hunting is allowed. Hunters report violations, he said. As for fears about safety, he said there is no case in the past 36 years of the current wildlife management system of hunters injuring residents or even other nonhunting users of the lands. In addition, he said, hunters have an equal right to use the lands for recreation, which by definition includes hunting, and they arent asking for exclusive use. He said there are no residences on the border of the Chassahowitzka area, which would be an extension of a wildlife management area already existing to the south. Finally, he said, hunters would agree to only go in and out of the management area at one access point, which is also a safety area, so any residents near there need not be concerned. Some hunting is currently allowed on a limited basis in Chassahowitzka in specific managed hunts, but there are no regular hunting seasons, such as in the designated wildlife management areas. In an initial preliminary evaluation, the following has been suggested for Chassahowitzka as being consistent with the adjoining wildlife management areas: Southern portion: 30 days archery, three days muzzleloading, 58 days modern gun, six days hog, two days youth turkey, nine days spring turkey; and state zonal season for waterfowl. Northern portion: Three four-day archery hunts, 47 days small game, and 14 days spring turkey. SWFWMD is accepting comments and questions and has an email list for the issue. For more information, contact Will Miller at Will.Miller@Water Matters.org. Jim Hunter can be reached at email: jimhunter .firstname.lastname@example.org C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 73 59 0.30 HI LO PR 70 59 0.40 HI LO PR 72 62 0.60 HI LO PR 77 55 0.40 HI LO PR 75 61 0.30 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Breezy and cooler with a few clouds. Colder by night. THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly sunny to partly sunny. A cool day and cold night. Mostly sunny to partly sunny and continued cool. High: 67 Low: 43 High: 65 Low: 37 High: 66 Low: 42 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Monday 82/64 Record 86/31 Normal 75/54 Mean temp. 73 Departure from mean +8 PRECIPITATION* Monday 0.12 in. Total for the month 0.52 in. Total for the year 55.36 in. Normal for the year 49.96 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 4 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Monday at 3 p.m. 29.91 in. DEW POINT Monday at 3 p.m. 60 HUMIDITY Monday at 3 p.m. 97% 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 Monday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................5:33 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:05 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY .........................10:57 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ..........................10:15 P.M. DEC. 2DEC. 10DEC. 17DEC. 24 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus 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. 68 48 pc Ft. Lauderdale 77 56 pc Fort Myers 73 54 pc Gainesville 66 42 pc Homestead 77 53 pc Jacksonville 65 44 pc Key West 75 64 pc Lakeland 70 50 pc Melbourne 71 50 pc City H L Fcast Miami 76 58 pc Ocala 68 46 pc Orlando 69 50 pc Pensacola 59 38 pc Sarasota 70 54 pc Tallahassee 61 40 pc Tampa 70 50 pc Vero Beach 72 49 pc W. Palm Bch. 76 53 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESWest winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Partly cloudy today. Gulf water temperature69 LAKE LEVELS Location Sun. Mon. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 28.10 28.09 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 35.18 35.14 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 37.30 37.29 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 39.23 39.20 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 OUTLOOK Taken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 60 49 sh 62 48 Albuquerque 59 31 s 53 31 Asheville 61 46 2.26 sh 42 33 Atlanta 62 43 .68 rs 44 33 Atlantic City 69 57 sh 62 47 Austin 65 27 pc 63 36 Baltimore 69 45 r 65 44 Billings 54 42 pc 48 32 Birmingham 47 38 .61 sh 45 31 Boise 52 35 pc 51 34 Boston 67 53 pc 62 51 Buffalo 48 41 .16 r 56 42 Burlington, VT 57 43 c 58 48 Charleston, SC 79 61 .35 pc 62 40 Charleston, WV 66 51 .14 sh 58 38 Charlotte 73 61 .54 sh 51 34 Chicago 41 34 rs 42 32 Cincinnati 56 45 .46 r 49 34 Cleveland 46 42 .16 r 55 38 Columbia, SC 75 53 .14 sh 56 36 Columbus, OH 56 46 .36 r 53 35 Concord, N.H. 62 35 pc 57 45 Dallas 57 31 pc 58 33 Denver 66 39 pc 47 35 Des Moines 40 28 s 40 22 Detroit 43 36 .03 r 46 36 El Paso 63 29 pc 59 31 Evansville, IN 42 39 .46 sh 43 31 Harrisburg 69 57 r 63 42 Hartford 62 50 sh 63 51 Houston 58 35 pc 64 39 Indianapolis 40 37 .31 sh 43 31 Jackson 43 39 .12 pc 52 31 Las Vegas 66 45 s 68 46 Little Rock 45 38 pc 52 30 Los Angeles 77 58 s 73 54 Louisville 50 42 1.53 sh 43 35 Memphis 39 36 .26 sh 45 30 Milwaukee 35 32 c 41 29 Minneapolis 37 25 s 35 19 Mobile 49 43 .03 pc 59 37 Montgomery 52 43 .40 pc 50 33 Nashville 43 39 .60 sh 41 33 New Orleans 51 41 .02 pc 59 43 New York City 70 57 sh 64 50 Norfolk 74 63 r 64 43 Oklahoma City 53 27 pc 51 25 Omaha 45 20 s 41 20 Palm Springs 79 49 s 78 54 Philadelphia 70 51 sh 66 48 Phoenix 75 48 s 78 50 Pittsburgh 60 48 .20 r 60 36 Portland, ME 63 44 pc 54 48 Portland, Ore 48 41 .22 c 46 38 Providence, R.I. 65 54 pc 63 52 Raleigh 71 60 .02 r 56 36 Rapid City 57 30 s 49 31 Reno 63 30 s 58 32 Rochester, NY 57 42 .12 sh 60 44 Sacramento 60 46 s 63 40 St. Louis 40 36 sh 41 28 St. Ste. Marie 33 28 pc 36 25 Salt Lake City 46 24 s 53 34 San Antonio 68 31 pc 67 36 San Diego 80 52 s 75 52 San Francisco 57 47 s 60 47 Savannah 78 53 .12 pc 61 38 Seattle 48 39 trace sh 45 38 Spokane 44 33 trace c 46 28 Syracuse 62 45 .15 sh 61 46 Topeka 47 20 pc 42 21 Washington 71 51 r 63 42YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 86 Woodland Hills, Calif. LOW 6 Big Piney, Wyo. TUESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 86/72/pc Amsterdam 48/41/pc Athens 60/49/c Beijing 35/23/rs Berlin 47/36/s Bermuda 76/69/sh Cairo 68/53/s Calgary 42/24/c Havana 78/59/pc Hong Kong 81/70/s Jerusalem 58/41/s Lisbon 62/49/pc London 55/43/sh Madrid 57/34/s Mexico City 71/41/s Montreal 47/42/sh Moscow 32/27/sf Paris 52/41/pc Rio 77/71/sh Rome 64/44/pc Sydney 82/68/ts Tokyo 63/54/c Toronto 50/41/sh Warsaw 43/33/pc WORLD CITIES Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Tuesday WednesdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 7:27 a/3:36 a 9:18 p/4:29 p 8:19 a/4:26 a 9:59 p/5:12 p Crystal River** 5:48 a/12:58 a 7:39 p/1:51 p 6:40 a/1:48 a 8:20 p/2:34 p Withlacoochee* 3:35 a/11:39 a 5:26 p/11:36 p 4:27 a/12:22 p 6:07 p/ Homosassa*** 6:37 a/2:35 a 8:28 p/3:28 p 7:29 a/3:25 a 9:09 p/4:11 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) 11/29 TUESDAY 9:05 2:52 9:31 3:18 11/30 WEDNESDAY 10:00 3:48 10:23 4:11 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. TUESDAY HI LO PR 75 61 0.30 Todays active pollen: Composites, Grass, Palm Todays count: 3.1/12 Wednesdays count: 4.4 Thursdays count: 3.4 A4 T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: (352) 563-5655 Marion County: (888) 852-2340 13 wks.: $36.65* 6 mos.: $64.63* 1 year: $116.07* *Subscription price includes a separate charge of .14 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call (352) 563-6363 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. 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Associated PressLONDON Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr as the pope. Critics and mainstream audiences often hated his films. Actors and admirers loved him. The iconoclastic British director, whose death at age 84 was announced Monday, made films that blended music, sex and violence in a potent brew seemingly drawn straight from his subconscious. Only a few of his movies were commercial successes. The best known were Women in Love, an Academy award-winning adaptation of D.H. Lawrences novel, and Tommy, which turned The Whos rock opera into a psychedelic extravaganza complete with appearances from Elton John, Eric Clapton and Tina Turner. Russell was fascinated with altered mental states and loved horror, religious turmoil and Gothic excess. Music played a central role in many of Russells films, including The Music Lovers in 1970, about the composer Tchaikovsky Russell sold it to the studio with the pitch its about a nymphomaniac who falls in love with a homosexual. The same unorthodox approach to costume drama informed 1975s Lisztomania, which starred Roger Daltrey of The Who as 19th-century heartthrob Franz Liszt, with Beatles drummer Starr playing the pope. The Boy Friend, a 1971 homage to 1930s Hollywood musicals starring supermodel Twiggy, and Russells 1975 adaptation of Tommy, were musicals of a different sort, both marked by the directors characteristic visual excess. Russells darker side was rarely far away. Dantes Inferno, a 1967 movie about the poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, played up the differences between Rossettis idealized view of his wife and her reality as a drug addict. Russell was even more provocative in his 1970 film The Dance of the Seven Veils: A Comic Strip in Seven Episodes. It presented the composer Richard Strauss as a crypto-Nazi, and showed him conducting Rosen kavalier waltzes while SS men tortured a Jew. The Devils, a 1971 film starring Redgrave as a 17th-century nun in the grip of demonic possession, was heavily cut for its U.S. release and is due to be released on DVD in Britain for the first time in 2012. Russell told The Associated Press in 1987 that he found such censorship so tedious and boring. He called the American print of The Devils just a butchered nonsense. Russells fascination with changing mental states also surfaced in 1980 film Altered States, a rare Hollywood foray for him, starring William Hurt as a scientist experimenting with hallucinogens. It was poorly received. Later films included the comic horror thriller The Lair of the White Worm in 1989, which gave an atypical early role to Hugh Grant as a vampire wormbattling lord of the manor. Married four times, Russell is survived by his wife Elize Tribble and his children. Laureat Bernard, 88BEVERLY HILLSLaureat J. Bernard, 88, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011. He was the husband of Therese (Carbonneau) Bernard for more than 64 years. Born December 26, 1922, to the late Odilon and Rose (Dumais) Bernard, he grew up in Lewiston, ME. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and received military decorations. After the war, he graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, ME (B.A., 1948; M.A., 1949) and earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Boston in 1957. Dr. Bernard spent his career as an educator in Massachusetts. He was a teacher at Middleboro and Ipswich High Schools and then a professor at Boston State College from 19561982. He taught courses in history, sociology, economics and political science. From 1982-1984, he was Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. Dr. Bernard was a published author of books on education and American history, including Contemporary Existentialism and Creative Education (1967, Olympic Press). He retired to Beverly Hills, FL, in 1985 and enjoyed traveling, reading, swimming and storytelling. In addition to his wife, Therese, he is survived by his four children, Phyllis Bernard of Homosassa, FL, Carole Kuczmiec and her husband, Anthony, of Framingham, MA, Dr. David Bernard and his partner, David Wood, of Cooperstown, NY, Richard Bernard of State College, PA; and his four grandchildren, Amanda and Sarah Kuczmiec, Colt and Xander Bernard-Wood; sisters Yolande Dube of Cromwell, CT, and Cecile Evenson of Eagle Point, OR; brother Dr. Richard Bernard of Hamden, CT; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans, P .O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home. www.ferofuneralhome.comRichard Rowbotham, 89 FLORAL CITYThe service of remembrance for Mr. Richard M. Rowbotham, 89, of Floral City, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Urbandale Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 20440 N. Bedford Road, Battlecreek, Mich. He died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Floral City. Cremation was under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. Marie Conrad, 90 SUGARMILL WOODSMarie Catharina (Kish) Conrad, 90, of Sugarmill Woods, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2011. Born in Braddock, PA, she relocated from Pittsburgh to Sugarmill Woods with her late husband, Ralph E. Conrad, in 1978. She attended Margaret Morrison Carnegie College, which was one of the four colleges of Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University. During WWII, as a young woman, she was an inspector for the U.S. Navy, inspecting gun sights. She was very proud of her service to our nation. Later, after serving on various committees, she became the president of the Parent Teachers Association at Allen School (Pittsburgh). Because there was no local Girl Scout troop in the area, she founded Brownie Troop 525 and was their Leader. She also was an active co-owner of a small business with her husband. A devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her daughter Mari-Elain Ebitz and son-inlaw Curt Ebitz; grandsons Lt. Col. Curtis V. Ebitz Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, and wife, Maj. Amy Ebitz of Kailua, HI, and Erik C. Ebitz of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; plus four great-grandchildren, Brenna E. Ebitz, Kylee B. Ebitz, Curtis E. Ebitz and Sevina E. Ebitz. Her beloved husband, Ralph, preceded her in death, as did her parents, John and Julianna Kish; brother Frank Kish; and sisters Judy Connelly and Betty Stern. Family and friends will be received at Wilder Funeral Home, 4890 S. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Homosassa Springs, Florida, on Friday, December 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, her daughter requests donations in memory of Marie Conrad be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Go to www.woundedwarrior project.org, scroll down to bottom of page to donate now then click on donate in memory of or honor (Marie Conrad). Have the acknowledgement sent to Mari-Elain Ebitz, 89 Douglas St., Homosassa, FL 34446. Or mail your donation, noting that the donation is in memory of Marie Conrad and same acknowledgement information, to: Wounded Warrior Project Inc., 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 or phone (904) 296-7350. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Elizabeth Hill, 75 Elizabeth Ann Hill, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. A memorial service of remembrance will take place at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Fero Funeral Home. Entombment, Fero Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home. James Murray, 71INVERNESS James F. Murray, 71, of Inverness, FL, died on November 25, 2011, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. James was born on June 5, 1940, in Lynn, MA, the son of James and Frances Murray. He was a HVAC Technician for General Electric Co. in Lynn, MA, for 38 years. James moved to Inverness in 2001. He was a member of the American Irish Club in Lecanto, FL. James loved to spend his time riding his horse, Lady, at the Just HorseN Around Saddle Club in Sumter County. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Anna M. Murray of Inverness, FL; his mother, Frances L. Murray of Byfield, MA; daughter, Joanne M. OConnell and her husband, David, of Peabody, MA; son, James M. Murray and his wife, Qiuhua, of Hatboro, PA; sister, Barbara Hatch and her husband, Richard, of Byfield, MA; three grandsons, Daniel and Andrew OConnell of Peabody, MA, and Connor Murray of Hatboro, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL. Father Ryszard Stradomski will preside. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Claudio Perez, 93LECANTOClaudio Perez, 93, of Lecanto, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the Diamond Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lecanto. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. Those wishing to attend may join the funeral procession leaving Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation at 10:30 a.m. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 A5 SO YOU KNOW The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Email obits@ chronicleonline.com or phone (352) 563-5660 for details and pricing options. Paid obituaries are printed as submitted by funeral homes. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Marie Conrad Laureat Bernard Obituaries 0009Q1D MAXINE SHEETS Service: Tues. 11:00am Chapel WELDON BURRIER Private Cremation Arrangements BERTHA CONWAY Private Cremation Arrangements ANNE E. SMITH Private Cremation Arrangements 726-8323 Funeral Home With Crematory C h a s E D a v i s Chas. E. Davis 0 0 0 9 L W 8 0009MVD Board Certified American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Board Certified National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Ward Eye Center 8490 W. 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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 INSIDE Crystal River Mall 7 95-148 4 Inside Walmart Hwy. 200, Ocala 291-1467 0009QE0 FREE HEARING TEST Coupon Expires 11/30/11 (Limit 2 per visit) Battery Sale .89 Hearing Aid Repairs MUST PRESENT COUPON ANY MAKE OR MODEL $ 69 95 ONE WEEK ONLY Free Medicare counseling offered to seniors in area Special to the ChronicleElders, their caregivers and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn. The states SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) will be opening a counseling site at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. The new site is scheduled to open Thursday, Dec. 1. SHINE is a volunteer program of the state Department of Elder Affairs that empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health care coverage. Specially trained volunteer counselors provide information and assistance at counseling sites statewide and will now serve more individuals at the new Crystal River location. As part of the many programs offered locally through Elder Options, SHINE provides free unbiased guidance through educational materials and health insurance counseling. The new site at St Annes Church will allow the program to reach more community members who may benefit from the services that many residents are not currently aware of. SHINE, through a network of volunteer counselors, strives to help seniors understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need. Every day, SHINE volunteers answer questions regarding topics such as Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and more. SHINE volunteer counselors can help people eligible for Medicare find programs for which they may qualify that can either lower prescription drug costs or provide prescription drugs at no cost. To make an appointment for counseling at the new SHINE counseling site, or to receive other assistance by phone, call (352) 527-5956. Leave your name, telephone number and city of residence. A SHINE counselor will return your call. Additional assistance may be obtained by calling the Elder Helpline toll free at (800) 963-5337. More information on SHINE is also available online at www.floridashine.org. British film director dies at 84
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Tables show name, price and net change. Name: Stocks appear alphabetically by the companys full name (not abbreviation). Names consisting of initials appear at the beginning of each letters list. Last: Price stock was trading at when exchange closed for the day. Chg: Loss or gain for the day. No change indicated by ... Stock Footnotes: cld Issue has been called for redemption by company. d New 52-week low. dd Loss in last 12 mos. ec Company formerly listed on the American Exchanges Emerging Company Marketplace. h temporary exmpt from Nasdaq capital and surplus listing qualification. n Stock was a new issue in the last year. The 52-week high and low figures date only from the beginning of trading. pf Preferred stock issue. pr Preferences. pp Holder owes installments of purchase price. rt Right to buy security at a specified price. s Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. wi Trades will be settled when the stock is issued. wd When distributed. wt Warrant, allowing a purchase of a stock. u New 52-week high. un Unit, including more than one security. vj Company in bankruptcy or receivership, or being reorganized under the bankruptcy law. Appears in front of the name.Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial. I NDEXES 52-Week Net % YTD % 52-wk High LowName Last Chg Chg Chg % Chg12,876.0010,404.49Dow Jones Industrials11,523.01+291.23+2.59-.47+4.26 5,627.853,950.66Dow Jones Transportation4,692.35+158.91+3.51-8.11-4.16 459.94381.99Dow Jones Utilities432.20+6.19+1.45+6.72+10.44 8,718.256,414.89NYSE Composite7,120.55+222.37+3.22-10.59-4.85 2,490.511,941.99Amex Index2,168.92+63.59+3.02-1.79+5.24 2,887.752,298.89Nasdaq Composite2,527.34+85.83+3.52-4.73+.08 1,370.581,074.77S&P 5001,192.55+33.88+2.92-5.18+.40 14,562.0111,208.42Wilshire 500012,533.42+374.48+3.08-6.19-.65 868.57601.71Russell 2000697.90+31.74+4.76-10.94-4.65 AK Steel.202.6...7.55+.51-53.9 AT&T Inc1.726.21427.95+.54-4.9 Ametek s.24.61840.12+2.24+2.2 BkofAm.04.8...5.25+.08-60.6 CapCtyBk.404.0239.95+.30-21.0 CntryLink2.908.01736.33+.63-21.3 Citigrp rs.04.2725.05+1.42-47.0 CmwREIT2.0012.32316.32+.32-36.0 Disney.401.21434.07+.56-9.2 EKodak.........1.14+.04-78.7 EnterPT2.806.62542.62+1.49-7.8 ExxonMbl1.882.5975.84+1.94+3.7 FordM......510.00+.25-40.4 GenElec.604.11214.80+.10-19.1 HomeDp1.163.11637.30+.83+6.4 Intel.843.61023.46+.73+11.6 IBM3.001.614182.21+5.15+24.2 Lowes.562.41723.36+.68-6.9 McDnlds2.803.01893.76+1.66+22.1 Microsoft.803.2924.87+.57-10.9 MotrlaSol n.881.91645.20+1.50+18.8 MotrlaMo n.........38.70+.10+33.0 NextEraEn2.204.11453.55+.98+3.0 Penney.802.71830.09+.48-6.9 PiedmOfc1.267.72116.43+.42-18.4 ProgrssEn2.484.82052.11+.57+19.8 RegionsFn.041.1223.78+.09-46.0 SearsHldgs.........57.83-.57-21.6 Smucker1.922.61874.04+1.01+12.8 SprintNex.........2.45+.07-42.1 TimeWarn.942.81333.31+1.19+3.5 UniFirst.15.31454.41+2.16-1.2 VerizonCm2.005.51536.25+.90+1.3 Vodafone2.108.0...26.14+.51-1.1 WalMart1.462.61357.25+.36+6.2 Walgrn.902.71132.79+.32-15.8YTD Name Div Yld PELast Chg%Chg YTD Name Div Yld PELast Chg%Chg T O R EQUESTS TOCKS& F UNDS Request stocks or mutual funds to be listed here by writing the Chronicle Attn: Stock Requests, 1624 N. 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Judge rejects SEC-Citigroup dealNEW YORK A judge on Monday used unusually harsh language to strike down a $285 million settlement between Citigroup and the Securities and Exchange Commission over toxic mortgage securities, saying he couldnt tell whether the deal was fair and criticizing regulators for shielding the public from details of the firms wrongdoing. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said the public has a right to know what happens in cases that touch on the transparency of financial markets whose gyrations have so depressed our economy and debilitated our lives. In such cases, the SEC has a responsibility to ensure that the truth emerges, he wrote. Rakoff said he had spent hours trying to assess the settlement but concluded that he had not been given any proven or admitted facts upon which to exercise even a modest degree of independent judgment. GM: Free loaner cars to Volt ownersDETROIT General Motors, concerned about the image of its Chevrolet Volt, is offering free loaner vehicles to owners worried about their electric cars catching fire. The offer comes after a government safety agency said Friday that it is investigating fires involving the Volts lithium-ion battery packs following crash tests. Thus far, the Volt tests have not raised concerns about the safety of other electric cars, the agency has said. GM said on Monday that the vehicle is safe. But it will contact owners of the more than 5,000 Volts sold in North America since December 2010 to reassure them. It will offer the loaners to ensure owners are satisfied and confident in their purchase. GM has not put a time limit on how long customers can keep the loaners but said the offer is not a response to demands from customers. OECD warns about global economy PARIS The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday policy makers around the world must be prepared to face the worst, as the economic impact of Europes debt crisis threatens to spread around the developed world. The Paris-based OECD said in its latest Economic Outlook that continued failure by EU leaders to stem the debt crisis that has spread from Greece to much-bigger Italy could massively escalate economic disruption and end in highly devastating outcomes. The half-yearly update also recommended urgently boosting the EU bailout fund and called on Europes central bank to do more to stem the crisis. Sales of new homes rise, but prices fall WASHINGTON Slightly more Americans bought new homes in October, a hopeful sign for the troubled housing market. But the median sales price fell to its lowest level of the year, and the overall sales pace is trailing last years the worst performance in half a century. The report suggests housing continues to drag on the U.S. economy and is a long way from recovering. New-home sales increased 1.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 307,000, the Commerce Department said Monday. Thats less than half the 700,000 that economists say must be sold to sustain a healthy housing market. Septembers figures were also revised down significantly to show a weaker pace than first estimated. Icahn makes run at Commercial MetalsNEW YORK Carl Icahn said Monday that he wants to buy Commercial Metals Co. for about $1.73 billion and combine parts of it with metals recycling businesses that he already owns. The billionaire investor, who already owns almost 10 percent of Commercial Metals, said he also plans to nominate three of his associates to be directors on its board. 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S&S PM 37.69+1.14 GMO Trust III: Quality 21.05+.54 GMO Trust IV: IntlGrEq 20.37+.62 IntlIntrVl 18.54+.67 GMO Trust VI: EmgMkts r 11.20+.36 IntlCorEq 25.09+.90 Quality 21.06+.54 StrFxInc 17.09-.01 Gabelli Funds: Asset 46.50+1.40 Gateway Funds: GatewayA 25.75+.24 Goldman Sachs A: MdCVA p 32.19+.96 Goldman Sachs Inst: GrOppt 22.52+.85 HiYield 6.76+.03 HYMuni n8.45-.01 MidCapV 32.54+.98 Harbor Funds: Bond 12.05+.02 CapApInst 36.32+1.23 IntlInv t 51.30+1.99 Intl r 51.94+2.01 Hartford Fds A: CpAppA p 27.92+.96 DivGthA p 17.75+.50 IntOpA p 12.66+.47 Hartford Fds Y: CapAppI n27.99+.97 Hartford HLS IA : CapApp 35.93+1.23 Div&Gr 18.44+.53 Advisers 18.68+.38 TotRetBd 11.52... Hennessy Funds: CorGrIIOrig ...... Hussman Funds: StrTotRet r 12.39+.04 StrGrowth 12.93-.01 ICON Fds: Energy S 18.28+.69 Hlthcare S 13.93+.37 ISI Funds: NoAm p 7.88+.03 IVA Funds: WldwideA t 16.05+.31 Wldwide I r 16.09+.31 Invesco Fds Invest: DivrsDiv p 11.40+.26 Invesco Funds: Energy 37.10+1.45 Utilities 16.24+.21 Invesco Funds A: Chart p 15.65+.41 CmstkA 14.30+.41 Const p 20.94+.73 DivrsDiv p 11.40+.25 EqIncA 7.94+.15 GrIncA p 17.40+.46 HiIncMu p 7.62-.01 HiYld p 3.92+.01 HYMuA 9.29-.01 IntlGrow 24.94+.79 MuniInA 13.12-.02 PA TFA 15.97-.02 US MortgA 12.95+.02 Invesco Funds B: CapDev t 12.72+.49 MuniInB 13.10-.02 US Mortg 12.88+.01 Ivy Funds: AssetSC t 21.73+.75 AssetStA p 22.50+.77 AssetStrI r 22.74+.79 JPMorgan A Class: CoreBd A 11.86+.01 JP Morgan Instl: MdCpVal n22.76+.57 JPMorgan R Cl: CoreBond n11.86+.01 ShtDurBd 10.98... JPMorgan Select: USEquity n9.56+.30 JPMorgan Sel Cls: CoreBd n11.85+.01 HighYld n7.65+.02 IntmTFBd n11.13-.01 ShtDurBd n10.98... USLCCrPls n19.16+.59 Janus T Shrs: BalancdT 24.28+.45 Contrarn T 11.92+.39 EnterprT 56.10+1.75 FlxBndT 10.61+.01 GlLifeSciT r 23.65+.78 GlbSel T 9.31+.41 GlTechT r 15.54+.50 Grw&IncT 28.54+.89 Janus T 26.66+.86 OvrseasT r 34.53+1.83 PrkMCVal T 21.25+.53 ResearchT 27.40+.89 ShTmBdT 3.05... Twenty T 58.62+2.04 VentureT 53.87+2.25 WrldW T r 39.14+1.51 Jensen Funds: QualGrthJ n25.50+.71 John Hancock A: BondA p 15.35+.01 RgBkA 11.75+.34 StrInA p 6.34+.02 John Hancock B: StrIncB 6.34+.02 John Hancock Cl 1: LSAggr 11.09+.35 LSBalanc 12.13+.23 LSConsrv 12.61+.08 LSGrwth 11.84+.31 LSModer 12.23+.15 Keeley Funds: SmCpValA p 22.18+1.02 Lazard Instl: EmgMktI 17.73+.54 Lazard Open: EmgMkO p 18.08+.56 Legg Mason A: CBAgGr p 108.08+3.53 CBAppr p 13.24+.35 CBLCGr p 23.12+.74 GCIAllCOp 7.46+.25 WAHiIncA t 5.66... WAMgMu p 15.98-.02 Legg Mason B: CBLgCGr t 21.44+.69 Legg Mason C: CMSpInv p 24.78+1.02 CMValTr p 35.16+1.01 Longleaf Partners: Partners 25.33+.80 SmCap 23.79+.62 Loomis Sayles: LSBondI 13.82+.12 StrInc C 14.27+.16 LSBondR 13.76+.11 StrIncA 14.19+.16 Loomis Sayles Inv: InvGrBdA p 12.04+.07 InvGrBdC p 11.94+.06 InvGrBdY 12.04+.06 Lord Abbett A: AffilA p 9.92+.28 FundlEq 11.56+.39 BdDebA p 7.48+.03 ShDurIncA p 4.52... MidCpA p 15.14+.49 Lord Abbett C: ShDurIncC t 4.55... Lord Abbett F: ShtDurInco 4.52+.01 MFS Funds A: MITA 18.03+.51 MIGA 15.14+.48 EmGA 40.81+1.37 HiInA 3.28+.01 MFLA 9.65... TotRA 13.64+.22 UtilA 16.29+.34 ValueA 21.39+.57 MFS Funds B: MIGB n13.56+.43 GvScB n10.54... HiInB n3.29+.01 MuInB n8.37-.01 TotRB n13.64+.22 MFS Funds I: ReInT 13.63+.53 ValueI 21.49+.57 MFS Funds Instl: IntlEq n15.81+.69 MainStay Funds A: HiYldBA 5.73+.01 MainStay Funds B: ConvB t 14.55+.32 GovtB t 8.86+.01 HYldBB t 5.70+.01 IncmBldr 15.52+.28 IntlEqB 9.18+.34 MainStay Funds I: ICAPSlEq 31.96+.93 Mairs & Power: Growth n68.76+1.99 Manning&Napier Fds: WldOppA 7.09+.26 Matthews Asian: AsianGIInv 15.69+.29 IndiaInv r 15.00+.36 PacTgrInv 20.49+.55 MergerFd n15.95+.06 Meridian Funds: Growth 43.28+1.49 Metro West Fds: TotRetBd 10.40+.02 TotRtBdI 10.39+.01 Midas Funds: Midas Fd t 3.92+.08 Monetta Funds: Monetta n13.50+.54 Morgan Stanley B: GlobStratB 15.15+.29 MorganStanley Inst: IntlEqI 12.13+.40 MCapGrI 34.67+1.01 MCapGrP p 33.52+.97 Muhlenk n49.42+1.34 Munder Funds A: GwthOppA 25.94+.82 Munder Funds Y: MCpCGrY n27.45+.96 Mutual Series: BeacnZ 11.36+.25 GblDiscA 26.35+.61 GlbDiscC 25.97+.59 GlbDiscZ 26.74+.61 QuestZ 16.33+.25 SharesZ 19.25+.43 Neuberger&Berm Inv: Focus 18.14+.59 Genesis 33.59+1.15 GenesInst 46.54+1.60 Intl r 14.81+.44 Partner 23.55+.77 Neuberger&Berm Tr: Genesis 48.12+1.65 Nicholas Group: HiInc I n9.17+.02 Nich n43.41+1.20 Northern Funds: HiYFxInc 6.89+.02 MMEmMkt r 18.63+.63 MMIntEq r 8.30+.31 SmCpIdx 7.73+.35 StkIdx 14.82+.43 Technly 14.23+.54 Nuveen Cl A: LtMBA p 11.05-.01 Nuveen Cl R: IntDMBd 9.06-.01 Nuveen Cl Y: RealEst n17.59+.38 Oak Assoc Fds: WhitOkSG 36.39+1.23 Oakmark Funds I: EqtyInc r 27.06+.60 GlobalI 19.38+.57 Intl I r 16.06+.62 Oakmark 40.13+1.12 Select 26.96+.81 Old Westbury Fds: GlobOpp 6.93+.06 GlbSMdCap 13.53+.39 RealRet 9.58+.17 Oppenheimer A: AMTFMu 6.35... AMTFrNY 11.22-.03 CAMuniA p 7.84-.01 CapApA p 41.89+1.46 CapIncA p 8.55+.06 ChmpIncA p 1.73+.01 DvMktA p 29.79+.95 Disc p 55.62+2.27 EquityA 8.26+.25 GlobA p 53.74+2.03 GlbOppA 26.05+1.06 GblStrIncA 4.03+.02 Gold p 39.85+1.23 IntBdA p 6.22+.03 LtdTmMu 14.51-.01 MnStFdA 30.49+.95 PAMuniA p 10.64-.02 SenFltRtA 8.02-.01 USGv p 9.67... Oppenheimer B: AMTFMu 6.31-.01 AMTFrNY 11.23-.02 CpIncB t 8.37+.06 ChmpIncB t 1.73... EquityB 7.59+.23 GblStrIncB 4.04+.01 Oppenheimer Roch: LtdNYA p 3.29... RoMu A p 15.73-.05 RcNtMuA 6.78-.01 Oppenheimer Y: DevMktY 29.55+.94 IntlBdY 6.22+.03 IntGrowY 25.05+.95 PIMCO Admin PIMS: ShtTmAd p 9.75... TotRtAd 10.75+.02 PIMCO Instl PIMS: AlAsetAut r 10.22... AllAsset 11.63... ComodRR 7.64+.08 DivInc 11.14+.03 EmgMkCur 9.83... EmMkBd 11.09... FltInc r 8.20+.02 ForBdUn r 10.89+.01 FrgnBd 10.55... HiYld 8.78+.03 InvGrCp 10.51+.03 LowDu 10.27+.02 ModDur 10.66+.02 RealRet 13.12+.08 RealRtnI 12.21+.04 ShortT 9.75... TotRt 10.75+.02 TR II 10.45+.01 TRIII 9.47+.01 PIMCO Funds A: AllAstAut t 10.28+.13 ComRR p 7.51+.08 LwDurA 10.27+.02 RealRtA p 12.21+.04 TotRtA 10.75+.02 PIMCO Funds C: AllAstAut t 10.17+.12 RealRtC p 12.21+.04 TotRtC t 10.75+.02 PIMCO Funds D: TRtn p 10.75+.02 PIMCO Funds P: AstAllAuthP 10.34+.13 TotRtnP 10.75+.02 Parnassus Funds: EqtyInco n25.22+.62 Perm Port Funds: Permannt 47.19+.76 Pioneer Funds A: BondA p 9.60... IntlValA 17.09+.66 PionFdA p 37.16+1.07 ValueA p 10.30+.31 Pioneer Funds B: HiYldB t 9.34+.10 Pioneer Funds C: HiYldC t 9.44+.10 Pioneer Fds Y: CullenV Y 16.48+.45 Price Funds: Balance n18.59+.40 BlChip n37.63+1.36 CABond n10.83-.02 CapApp n20.24+.36 DivGro n22.25+.56 EmMktB n12.72+.03 EmEurp 16.52+.82 EmMktS n28.56+.98 EqInc n21.76+.53 EqIndex n32.23+.92 Europe n13.09+.53 GNMA n10.12+.02 Growth n30.95+1.13 Gr&In n19.11+.52 HlthSci n31.86+1.22 HiYield n6.32+.02 InstlCpG 15.74+.59 IntlBond n9.83+.03 IntDis n37.14+.98 Intl G&I 11.47+.45 IntlStk n12.32+.47 Japan n7.28+.18 LatAm n41.64+1.41 MDShrt n5.22... MDBond n10.56-.02 MidCap n55.96+1.75 MCapVal n21.51+.56 N Amer n31.94+.95 N Asia n16.77+.44 New Era n43.49+1.71 N Horiz n34.33+1.34 N Inc n9.66+.01 NYBond n11.26-.02 OverS SF r n7.27+.29 PSInc n15.53+.24 RealEst n17.11+.39 R2010 n15.00+.28 R2015 n11.50+.25 R2020 n15.72+.38 R2025 n11.40+.30 R2030 n16.23+.46 R2035 n11.41+.34 R2040 n16.21+.50 R2045 n10.81+.33 SciTec n25.56+.92 ShtBd n4.81... SmCpStk n32.57+1.36 SmCapVal n33.76+1.39 SpecGr n16.43+.54 SpecIn n12.11+.06 TFInc n9.96-.02 TxFrH n10.82-.01 TxFrSI n5.63... USTInt n6.27+.01 USTLg n14.05-.01 VABond n11.71-.01 Value n21.53+.57 Principal Inv: LgCGI In 9.02+.32 LT2020In 11.16+.24 LT2030In 10.93+.27 Prudential Fds A: BlendA x 15.99+.55 HiYldA p 5.23+.01 MuHiIncA 9.55-.01 NatResA 46.02+1.86 UtilityA 10.25+.21 Prudential Fds B: GrowthB 15.69+.54 HiYldB t 5.23+.02 Putnam Funds A: AmGvA p 9.69... AZ TE 9.07... ConvSec 18.04+.31 DvrInA p 7.25... EqInA p 14.25+.41 EuEq 15.99... GeoBalA 11.42... GlbEqty p 7.75... GrInA p 12.00+.36 GlblHlthA 41.88+1.25 HiYdA p 7.13... HiYld In 5.59+.02 IncmA p 6.74+.02 IntGrIn p 8.34+.33 InvA p 11.75... NJTxA p 9.37-.02 MultiCpGr 46.71+1.71 PA TE 9.12... TxExA p 8.57-.01 TFInA p 14.93... TFHYA 11.72-.02 USGvA p 14.00... GlblUtilA 9.83+.23 VoyA p 19.13+.77 Putnam Funds B: TaxFrIns 14.94... DvrInB t 7.19... EqInc t 14.12+.40 EuEq 15.23... GeoBalB 11.28... GlbEq t 6.97... GlNtRs t 15.99... GrInB t 11.78+.35 GlblHlthB 34.22+1.01 HiYldB t 7.12... HYAdB t 5.49+.02 IncmB t 6.68+.01 IntGrIn t 8.20+.32 IntlNop t 12.37+.47 InvB t 10.53... NJTxB t 9.36-.01 MultiCpGr 40.12+1.47 TxExB t 8.57-.01 TFHYB t 11.74-.02 USGvB t 13.93... 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SmCpStk 12.61+.54 TxEIt 13.13-.01 TxELT 13.03-.02 TxESh 10.75... VA Bd 11.07-.02 WldGr 17.30+.53 VALIC : MdCpIdx 19.20+.65 StkIdx 23.90+.69 Value Line Fd: LrgCo n16.84+.50 Vanguard Admiral: BalAdml n21.15+.38 CAITAdm n11.18-.01 CALTAdm n11.25-.01 CpOpAdl n69.45+2.33 EMAdmr r n32.07+1.14 Energy n114.88+4.47 EqInAdm n n42.89+1.00 EuroAdml n52.06+2.33 ExplAdml n63.77+2.72 ExtdAdm n37.91+1.44 500Adml n110.22+3.14 GNMA Ad n11.14+.01 GrwAdm n30.83+.95 HlthCr n53.77+1.35 HiYldCp n5.56+.01 InfProAd n28.17+.08 ITBdAdml n11.80... ITsryAdml n12.12+.01 IntGrAdm n51.92+2.06 ITAdml n13.80-.01 ITGrAdm n10.01... LtdTrAd n11.09-.01 LTGrAdml n10.22-.03 LT Adml n11.15-.02 MCpAdml n86.58+2.68 MorgAdm n53.22+1.83 MuHYAdm n10.56-.01 NYLTAd n11.25-.01 PrmCap r n64.63+2.10 PALTAdm n11.20-.01 ReitAdm r n75.88+1.75 STsyAdml n10.83+.01 STBdAdml n10.65+.01 ShtTrAd n15.90... STFdAd n10.91... STIGrAd n10.63+.01 SmCAdm n32.06+1.34 TxMCap r n60.19+1.75 TtlBAdml n11.00+.01 TStkAdm n29.82+.90 ValAdml n19.17+.50 WellslAdm n53.97+.45 WelltnAdm n52.09+1.02 Windsor n41.05+1.19 WdsrIIAd n43.53+1.16 Vanguard Fds: AssetA n23.36+.42 CALT n11.25-.01 CapOpp n30.05+1.01 Convrt n11.87+.16 DivdGro n14.70+.37 Energy n61.15+2.38 EqInc n20.46+.48 Explr n68.43+2.91 FLLT n11.61-.01 GNMA n11.14+.01 GlobEq n15.75+.51 GroInc n25.25+.72 GrthEq n10.54+.35 HYCorp n5.56+.01 HlthCre n127.38+3.20 InflaPro n14.34+.04 IntlExplr n13.13+.43 IntlGr n16.30+.64 IntlVal n26.85+1.04 ITIGrade n10.01... ITTsry n12.12+.01 LifeCon n16.03+.21 LifeGro n20.63+.54 LifeInc n14.12+.09 LifeMod n18.88+.37 LTIGrade n10.22-.03 LTTsry n13.74-.01 Morg n17.14+.58 MuHY n10.56-.01 MuInt n13.80-.01 MuLtd n11.09-.01 MuLong n11.15-.02 MuShrt n15.90... 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The Standard & Poors 500 index broke a seven-day losing streak and the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 291 points, its biggest gain in a month. Markets in Europe also surged as leaders there discussed previously unthinkable approaches for containing the regions debt troubles, such as joint bond sales and much tighter fiscal controls. Frances CAC40 jumped 5.5 percent. Indexes in Germany and Italy rose 4.6 percent. The battered euro rose against the dollar. The Dow soared 291.23 points, or 2.6 percent, to 11,523.01. Alcoa Inc. jumped 5.7 percent, the most of the 30 stocks in the Dow. The Dow plunged 564 points last week on fear that Europes debt crisis was spreading to large countries like Spain, Italy and even Germany. The S&P 500 rose 33, or 2.9 percent, to 1,192.55. The gains came across industries and sectors; only six stocks in the index fell. The Nasdaq composite rose 85, or 3.5 percent, to 2,527.34. As the threat of an imminent meltdown in Europe ebbed, U.S. investors focused on a strong weekend of holiday shopping. A record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites during the four-day holiday weekend starting on Thanksgiving Day, up from 212 million last year, according to early estimates by The National Retail Federation. They spent more, too: The average holiday shopper spent $398.62 over the weekend, up from $365.34 a year ago. Thats an encouraging sign for consumer spending. The retail numbers added to a growing set of indicators, including steady drops in the number of new applications for unemployment benefits, that suggest the U.S. economy is continuing to heal. As recently as August, there were widespread concerns that the U.S. could enter another recession. This goes in stark contrast to the gloom and doom that had been over markets, said Rob Lutts, president of Salem, Ma.-based investment firm Cabot Money Management. A lot of the stocks I follow have been more oversold than any time I can remember in the last few years. Black Friday leads to sunny Monday Nasdaq diary AP Market watch NYSE diary Nov. 28, 2011 697.90 +31.74 Advanced: 2,607 Declined: 513 Unchanged: 47 2,120 Advanced: 445 Declined: 82 Unchanged: 3.8 b Volume: Volume: 1.6 b 1,192.55 +33.88 2,527.34 +85.83 +291.23 11,523.01 Russell 2000 Standard & Poors 500 Nasdaq composite Dow Jones industrials Associated PressWASHINGTON Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose for a third straight week in Mondays auction, but the small increases kept rates close to the record lows set Nov. 7. The Treasury Department auctioned $29 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.03 percent, up from 0.015 percent last week. Another $27 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.07 percent, up from 0.05 percent last week. On Nov. 7, the threemonth bill dropped to 0.005 percent and the six-month bill averaged 0.035 percent. The three-month rate at Mondays auction was the highest since three-month bills averaged 0.035 percent on Aug. 15. The six-month rate was the highest since these bills averaged 0.08 percent, also on Aug. 15. The discount rates reflect that the bills sell for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.24 while a six-month bill sold for $9,996.46. That would equal an annualized rate of 0.031 percent for the three-month bills and 0.071 percent for the six-month bills. Separately, the Federal Reserve said Monday that the average yield for oneyear Treasury bills, a popular index for making changes in adjustable rate mortgages, edged up to 0.12 percent last week from 0.11 percent the previous week. T-bills up in weekly auction Business HIGHLIGHTS From wire reports
O PINION Page A8 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 Give stock options Did anyone doubt that the Public Service Commission (PSC) members (would), on Nov. 22, vote in favor of Progress Energy? The PSC is a legislative agency and does what the Legislature wants it to do. Does the Legislature do what lobbyists and corporations like Progress Energy want them to do? PSC recommended that Progress Energy (PE) be allowed to increase its customers bills. Absent an alternative electric utility provider, PE has locked in customers who will be required to pay for Progress Energy repairs via continued increased rates. Progress Energys CEOs have reaped millions in salaries, benefits and golden parachutes. In March 2011, Progress CEO William Johnson enjoyed a whooping $6.5 million golden parachute. PE gives away assets and then tells PSC to authorize an increase to their customers electric bills. We will be paying for expenses (about $670 million) incurred by PEs incompetent attempts to repair the Crystal River nuclear plant, and a cost for actual repairs that may be more than $2.5 billion. In addition, Levy County customers will be paying in advance for construction of the PE nuclear plant in Levy County that may be completed in 2027. This is thanks to Senate President Jeff Atwater, who in 2006 pushed an amendment allowing electric utilities up-front recovery of all nuclear power plant pre-construction costs. Why are we supporting this utility monopoly? If this is capitalism, we should qualify as investors and get shares in PE in exchange for us paying for PEs repairs, maintenance and new construction. If this is socialism, then our government should take over Progress Energy.Augie Nero Inverness Government spending Americans will lose steadily more of their property and their liberty through direct taxation confiscation until they demand citizen-controlled taxation and refuse to allow the state to spend with impunity. People intending to live in liberty do not allow legislators or other public officials within these United States of America to subsidize private enterprises with public money. They prohibit discriminatory spending of public money. Rescind Amendment XIV, Section 4. They cant seem to handle being untied. Chester McWhorter Sr. Lecanto D uring the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a compassionate conservative. Some believed the term to be redundant. Now were in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign and candidate Newt Gingrich has called for a humane policy on illegal immigrants. Gingrich wants illegal residents who have been in America for 25 years to stay, so as not to separate families. Seeking to clarify comments he made during the Republican debate on national security last week, Gingrich told Fox News, I am for deporting all recent unattached illegals. I am for a local citizen panel to consider certification of those who have been here 25 years and have family and community (ties) and have been law abiding and taxpaying. While I salute Gingrichs validation of family values, there are several problems with his suggestion. First, why 25 years? Why not 24, or 23? How about 15? What if the children are adults? If a single parent remained because of divorce or death, would that parent be deported? Second, what is to keep the local citizen panel from being co-opted by liberal interest groups working for the Democratic Party? Gingrichs call to ... be humane in enforcing the law without giving them citizenship ... may sound good to some, but once those here illegally have been certified, interest groups will surely lobby on their behalf for full citizenship. Republicans should not have to prove their compassion by supporting a statute of limitations on lawbreakers. Instead, Republicans should present examples of immigrants who have come to America legally and built a life while obeying the law. Gingrich is correct when he says we are not about to round up 11 million illegal immigrants, as America rounded up more than 100,000 Japanese at the start of World War II, many of them U.S. citizens. But doing nothing or granting Gingrichs proposed path to legality (through certification) will only draw more illegals. In my ideal world (and some U.S. laws might have to change to accomplish it), this is what I think should be done: Illegal immigrants who have jobs, pay taxes and are law abiding can stay as temporary residents provided they are doing jobs no American citizen wants to do. An employer can prove that by advertising for a position and if no citizen applies, the illegal immigrant may be hired for a fixed period of time, after which the position must be advertised again. The illegal immigrant should be forbidden any unemployment or welfare benefits. Medical insurance, or the cost of any care, should be provided by the employer. Immigrant children can be educated in public schools (and taught English) provided their parents pay property taxes. If an illegal immigrant is renting or living with others, he or she should pay a certain amount to defray the cost of education. If a child is born in America to illegal immigrants, that child should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship (a court ruling reinterpreting the Constitution would be required to change the automatic granting of citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in the U.S.). After two or three renewals of the illegals special visa, the person must return to his or her native land for a specified period of time and then apply for re-entry. Should the illegal immigrant desire citizenship, that person should first learn English and American history. The path ought to be rigorous so that we know the person is coming to America for more than just the goodies the U.S. government provides. Most importantly, we must protect and secure our countrys borders. Gingrichs hero, Ronald Reagan is credited with saying, A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation. Something else troubles me about this debate. Why is it compassionate to suggest ways for people who have broken our laws to escape the consequences but cruel to require that they obey our laws in not entering the country illegally in the first place? Everyone wants a better life for themselves and their children. American citizens mostly seek that better life by conforming to the law. Illegal immigrants should do the same. Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at email@example.com. Laws are never as effective as habits. Adlai E. Stevenson, 1900-1965 Gingrichs humane proposal 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 BOARD Gerry Mulligan .......................................... publisherCharlie Brennan ............................................ editor Neale Brennan ........ promotions/community affairsMike Arnold .......................................... HR directorSandra Frederick ............................ managing editor Curt Ebitz ........................................ citizen member Mac Harris ...................................... citizen member Rebecca Martin ................................ guest member JUDICIAL ABUSE Judges departure appropriate I t was disappointing to Citrus County that Paul Hawkes got sullied up in the Taj Mahal controversy in Tallahassee. Hawkes, the former state representative from Citrus County, resigned his post on the states First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee this past week, as the Taj Mahal controversy headed toward the Judicial Qualifications Commission for review. The JQC could have removed Hawkes from the court and revoked his law license. Hawkes, who began his career in Crystal River as an attorney in the 1980s, was serving as the chief judge of the First District Court of Appeals when reports surfaced that a magnificent new courthouse had been constructed outside of Tallahassee. Under his leadership, Hawkes convinced the Legislature to spend $48.8 million to build the opulent courthouse filled with over-the-top amenities for the judges. As a legislator and staff member, the judge had worked closely with then-Gov. Jeb Bush and had a keen understanding of how to navigate the process. He knew how the system worked. He used those skills to negotiate funding for the courthouse. But it ended up his undoing. When news stories finally broke about the $48.8 million expenditure, a firestorm of criticism forced Hawkes to resign his leadership position on the court. As criticism continued this month, Hawkes decided to resign from the court at the end of the year and go into private practice.The JQC is expected not to pursue additional charges against him. Hawkes writes off the controversy as a case of bad timing the economy crashed during the construction of the building and the extravagant courthouse stood out as an example of arrogant spending. There may be some truth to the analysis, but that still doesnt make the wasteful spending of the taxpayers money appropriate. When Hawkes was first sent to Tallahassee by Citrus County residents, he promised to use a conservative spending philosophy to make decisions. In fact, during his first year in the House, the freshman representative introduced his own budget to his partys leadership and was rewarded with a lonely office in the basement of the Capitol building. The obscene opulence of this courthouse project just goes to show even the most conservative thinker can be lured into a sense of entitlement once they become part of the power structure. This was a sad chapter of our local political history. THE ISSUE: Judge Paul Hawkes.OUR OPINION: Courthouse project was his ruin. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at (352) 563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to (352) 563-3280 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS to the Editor Clothes origin I, too, ordered something from a clothing place and talked to somebody in the Philippines. But when I received the clothing, it was made in Swaziland.Stop crime I read in the paper today that there (were) over 30 property crime violations. Its time for the sheriffs office to get proactive on this and stop the burglaries, thefts and vandalisms.Share the burdenLets see: 10 percent of federal taxpayers pay 70 percent of all federal taxes while 47 percent pay no income tax at all zilch, zero. All Americans should pay something.Whos in charge?This is in reference to the Occupy protesters. They ought to get their act together, establish what theyre protesting and if theyre protesting big business and the CEOs, let me say the CEOs and the large corporations do not make the rules and the laws of this country. They get up and they go to work every day. Congress and the Senate work only 105 days a year. Thats where the protesters should be in Washington, D.C., protesting the work that the Senate and the Congress does They make the laws and we have to abide by them, not the CEOs of large corporations. Get your act together.Bushs fault I was just wondering; if the Democrats won the presidency for the next three or four terms, I wonder if theyd still blame Bush for all their problems.Pay up! If you watched Minutes on Sunday night (Nov. 20), youd be as aggravated as I am with that lobbyist who said hes going to have every single Republican sign a pledge never, ever to raise taxes. Now you tell me, where is the money going to come from to run this country? Where is the money going to come from for Social Security? Where is the money going to come from for our Army, Navy and Air Force?Why not Cain? Id like to know why Jesse Jackson, Oprah and other high-profile people are not backing (Herman) Cain. They backed Obama, but they dont back Cain. Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, whos a Republican, Oprah and all other highpriced people, why arent they backing up Cain and supporting him? Powell was a Republican. 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. COMMENTS will 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. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 Cal Thomas OTHER VOICES C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE
Restructuring entailed layoffs, consolidations Associated PressFor the American Red Cross, it has been a doubly challenging year. While coping with a relentless series of natural disasters, the organization has carried out a nationwide overhaul that slashed more than 1,500 jobs, pared down many local offices, and left some former loyalists with badly bruised feelings. President Gail McGovern says the 130-year-old Red Cross had little choice but to restructure to ward off a projected deficit. It has merged and consolidated many chapters to reduce duplication, and given the national office control over local fundraising so all funds can be spent as strategically as possible. We have remarkably loyal donors, and theyre also demanding, McGovern said in an interview. They want to be sure their hardearned dollars are being used to optimize the mission and are going to help the people we serve. During the year, McGovern said, the Red Cross has eliminated roughly 1,000 positions at its local and regional chapters and about 170 positions at its Washington headquarters in each case about 10 percent of the work force. In addition, about 400 posts out of roughly 20,000 were eliminated in the biomedical and blood services division. McGovern insists the core missions notably disaster relief, blood banks and assistance to military families will not be impaired. She said the Red Cross responded vigorously to this years nationwide onslaught of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and wildfires. If there was any doubt in anyones mind that we would be able to fulfill the mission, that doubt was removed, she said. If anything, were doing it better. The network of chapters is still large about 600 nationwide, compared to more than 800 five years ago. The chapters operate with a core of paid staffers and many volunteers, and some have more than one office location in their service area. McGovern said only about 20 of the 1,200 locations nationwide will be closed completely, but many will have reduced staffs and functions. Such is the case in farwestern Nebraska, where the overhaul became acrimonious. Plans to downgrade the nearly century-old Greater Nebraska Panhandle Chapter into a service center prompted volunteer board members to resign in protest, and its executive director was fired and escorted from the chapters office in tears. The upheaval began with an emailed memo in July, according to Rick Tuggle, a Scottsbluff banker and chairman of the chapters board. The panhandle chapter which served 11 counties over 14,000 square miles was told it would be folded into a neighboring Nebraska chapter, Central Plains, with the local board ceding authority over how the money it raised would be spent. Keeping the money local did, and does, matter to people out here, Tuggle said. Before Tuggle became chairman almost four years ago, the chapter was floundering financially. He recruited doggedly for volunteers, boosting the volunteer board from two to 13 members and helping hire a new executive director. About the time ... we were celebrating our victories as a chapter, after three years of operation in the black, we get the letter from regional that says, Oh, guess what? Youre not a chapter anymore, said Tuggle, who quickly wrote to McGovern, pleading for reconsideration. Shortly thereafter, the Panhandle group was informed it could remain a chapter in name, but oversight would still go to Central Plains. In August, Panhandle board members met with the executive directors of the Central Plains and Omaha-based Heartland chapters, who said national officials would decide how money they raised would be spent. By the end of the meeting, six board members had resigned. Some donors then withheld donations, including a $20,000 pledge rescinded by the local United Way. Next, the executive directors removed Panhandle director Jann Rouzee, having her escorted her from the building. Scottsbluffs daily newspaper, the Star-Herald, took the side of the local board members in an editorial, saying the higher-ups from afar pushed through the changes in a bumbling fashion that led to negative publicity and a loss of local support. The national Red Cross defended the overhaul across the country as necessary for the organizations fiscal health. It also said the Panhandle region would continue to receive full Red Cross services. Changes have been felt in most states. In Ohio, the Red Cross merged its Dayton and Cincinnati regions, and laid off at least 29 people 15 percent of the work force. In southern Virginia, eight chapters were consolidated into one new administrative region. In Western Massachusetts, the overhaul was complicated by a decision to cut several programs deemed to be outside the core Red Cross mission. An HIV/AIDS support program was shifted to a regional hospital, but there were hitches finding new agencies to provide non-emergency medical transport. Richard Lee, executive director of the Pioneer Valley chapter, said about 15 staffers in Western Massachusetts were laid off. None of them deserved to lose their jobs, he said. Thats what made it harder. Paul Light, an expert on nonprofits and professor of public service at New York University, said the Red Cross deserved plaudits for undertaking a necessary but difficult task. Its exactly the right thing to do, but it is extremely controversial, he said. Each one of these chapters has its own identity. Closing one is like closing the local library. He said the consolidation should improve disaster response by reducing disparities that sometimes surfaced between relatively strong and relatively weak chapters. Its the second major Red Cross overhaul in recent years. In 2008, faced with a deficit of about $210 million, it laid off one-third of the 3,000 employees at its Washington headquarters. N ATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 A9 0 0 0 9 Y H 9 Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free352-563-5655 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 0 0 0 9 W E S Fears of end to gay ban prove unfounded Associated PressMANAMA, Bahrain Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change. In an Associated Press interview, Amos called the repeal in September a non-event. That is in contrast to his cautionary words to Congress in December 2010, shortly before President Barack Obama signed the repeal legislation. The ban was not lifted until this year to allow the Pentagon to prepare troops for the change. Successfully implementing repeal and assimilating openly homosexual Marines into the tightly woven fabric of our combat units has strong potential for disruption at the small unit level as it will no doubt divert leadership attention away from an almost singular focus on preparing units for combat, Amos testified. Still, he said at the time that if the law were changed, it would be faithfully followed by Marines. He now sees no sign of disruption in the ranks even on the front lines. Im very pleased with how it has gone, Amos said during a weeklong trip that included four days in Afghanistan, where he heard nary a word of worry about gays. During give-and-take sessions with Marines serving on in Helmand province, he was asked about a range of issues, including the future of the Corps but not one about gays. The Associated Press accompanied Amos on the trip. In the AP interview, he also offered an anecdote from the home front to make his point that the change has been taken in stride. He said at the annual ball in Washington this month celebrating the birth of the Marine Corps, a female Marine approached Amos wife, Bonnie, and introduced herself and her lesbian partner. Bonnie just looked at them and said, Happy birthday ball. This is great. Nice to meet you, Amos said. That is happening throughout the Marine Corps. Looking back, Amos said he had no regrets about publicly opposing repeal during wartime. He said he had felt obliged, as commandant of the Corps, to set aside his personal opinions and represent the views of the 56 percent of combat Marines who told a Defense Department survey last year that repeal could make them less effective and cohesive in combat. I think I did exactly what I should have done, Amos said. Ive never looked back on it and said it (his concern) was misplaced. Not only did Amos hear no talk about the repeals impact during his visit to Afghanistan, the subject also did not arise when he fielded questions from Marines on board the USS Bataan warship in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday. In Bahrain on Sunday, one Marine broached the topic gently. He asked Amos whether he planned to change the Marines policy of leaving it to the discretion of local commanders to decide how to handle complaints about homosexual remarks or actions. Amos said no. He said he is aware of only one reported incident in Afghanistan thus far, and that turned out to be a false alarm. He said a blogger had written of a gay Marine being harassed by fellow Marines for his sexual orientation. In an ensuing investigation, the gay Marine denied he had been harassed. A Defense Department spokeswoman, Cynthia O. Smith, said implementation of the repeal of the gay ban is proceeding smoothly across the military. We attribute this success to our comprehensive pre-repeal training program, combined with the continued close monitoring and enforcement of standards by our military leaders at all levels, Smith said. In the months leading up to Congress repeal, there were indications the change might not be embraced so readily. During a visit to a Marine combat outpost in southern Afghanistan in June, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates was confronted by an enlisted Marine who clearly objected to the repeal. He told Gates the Marine Corps had a set of standards and values that is better than that of the civilian sector, and repeal of the gay ban had changed those values. He asked Gates whether Marines who object to serving with gays would be allowed to opt out of their enlistment. Gates said no and predicted that if prerepeal training was done right, nothing will change with regard to rules of behavior and discipline. Challenging year for Red Cross Associated Press Marine Crops Commandant Gen. James Amos testified last December on Capitol Hill in Washington about the military policy of Dont Ask Dont Tell during a Senate Armed Service Committee. Amos, who had argued against repealing the ban during wartime said, Im very pleased with how it has gone. He told The Associated Press that U.S. Marines across the globe have adapted smoothly and embraced the change since the lifting two months ago of the longstanding ban on gays serving openly in the military.
Retiring Associated Press Rep. Barney Frank, DMass., is surrounded by members of the media Monday after announcing he will not seek reelection in 2012. Rep. Barney Frank says hell retireNEWTON, Mass. Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts says he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012. Frank spoke Monday at a news conference in his hometown of Newton. Frank said he originally intended to run for one more term, but that his decision was partially due to the fact that the states new redistricting map will include many people he has never represented before. Frank said he has had a busy and stressful four years dealing with financial reform after the recession. He says he plans to write and stay involved in public policy decisions. The 71-year-old Frank, a lifelong liberal, won a House seat in 1980 and was one of the first lawmakers to announce that he is gay. Breaking Associated Press Yan The Shrimp of Russia performs a breakdance move during the Red Bull BC One breakdancing world finals, in Moscow, Russia. Sixteen of the worlds best b-boys competed in one-on-one knockout battles to determine who is the one. Colombian drug smuggler captured CARACAS, Venezuela A top Colombian drug trafficker reputedly responsible for shipping tons of cocaine to the United States through Central America and Mexico has been captured in Venezuela, officials said Monday. The U.S. had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, also known as Valenciano, who was also on Colombias most-wanted list. Colombian authorities told The Associated Press that Bonilla was captured Sunday. The information was later confirmed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was in Venezuela meeting with President Hugo Chavez. Hes one of the most recognized drug traffickers, who has caused terrible harm to our country, Santos told Chavez at the presidential palace. We know that your people, your authorities ... were after this individual for some time, and look how God is on our side, the coincidence that last night you captured him and today we can give this magnificent news, Santos said. From wire reports Nation BRIEF World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A10 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Woman alleges long affair with Cain Candidate offers denial Associated PressWASHINGTON A businesswoman said Monday she and Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair, an allegation the Republican presidential hopeful denied as strongly as earlier allegations of sexual harassment. Here we go again. I didnt do anything wrong, Cain said on CNN. He acknowledged he knew the woman who was behind the accusation. Moments after Cain issued a preemptive denial, an Atlanta television station posted a story to its website quoting a Georgia woman identified as Ginger White as saying, It wasnt complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship. Cains candidacy was soaring in the polls until he was hit less than a month ago with accusations that he sexually harassed several women and groped one while he was a high-ranking official at the National Restaurant Association. He has since fallen back in the surveys, and more recently eclipsed by Newt Gingrich in the race to emerge as the main conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. In this case, unlike the others, Cain took the unorthodox step of issuing a denial in advance. I did not have an affair, and until I see and hear exactly whats going to be, what accusations are going to be made, lets move on. Asked if he suspected his accuser had emails, letters, gifts or other possible evidence of an affair, he said, No. Ginger White alleges affair. Egyptian waiting game Long lines to cast ballots, despite unrest Associated PressCAIRO They waited in long lines for hours to vote, despite a new wave of unrest, fears about a sharply divided society and uncertainty over the nations future. For the millions of Egyptians who cast ballots Monday, the first parliamentary elections since they ousted Hosni Mubarak were a turning point in history if for no other reason than they were finally getting a chance to be heard after decades of rigged voting. The outcome will indicate whether one of Americas most important Middle East allies will remain secular or move down a more Islamic path, as have other countries swept up in the Arab Spring. I have hope this time, said Amal Fathy, a 50year-old government employee who wears the Islamic veil, as she patiently waited to vote. I may not live long enough to see change, but my grandchildren will. Since the uprising that forced out Mubarak nearly 10 months ago, Egyptians had looked forward to this day as a celebration of freedom after years of stifling dictatorship. Instead, there has been deep disappointment with the military rulers who replaced the old regime and a new wave of protests and clashes that began 10 days before the vote. Adding to the disarray, the multiple stage election process, which will stretch over months, is extremely complicated. Some of the key political players complained they did not have enough time or the right conditions to organize for the vote. If there was little jubilation, there was hope and even defiance with many determined to either push the military from power or vote against the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups who are expected to dominate the balloting. This was simply overwhelming. My heart was beating so fast, Sanaa elHawary, a 38-year-old mother of one said after she cast her vote in Cairo. This is my life, its my babys life. Its my country and this is the only hope we have now. Female voters appeared to outnumber the men by far, shattering widespread notions in a society whose women are mostly dismissed or taken lightly. Women waiting for five hours at one polling center chanted: We will not give up, we will not give up. In Cairos crowded Shoubra district, 34-yearold Toka Youssef explained why she was voting for the first time in her life. Before, there were no real elections. It was all theater. Now Im optimistic in the future. These are the first steps toward democracy, she said. Its a bit confused and chaotic because weve never seen this many people vote. No one cared this much before. Associated Press Egyptian women wait to vote Monday in the countrys parliamentary election at a polling center in Cairo, Egypt. Shaking off years of political apathy, Egyptians on Monday began voting in their nations first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubaraks ouster, a giant step toward what many in the country hope will be a democratic Egypt after decades of dictatorship. U.S. not responsible for Europes debt woes Obama meets with top EU officials Associated PressWASHINGTON The White House said emphatically Monday that U.S. taxpayers are not responsible for helping Europe solve its debt crisis, as President Barack Obama and European Union leaders huddled in Washington amid growing fears over the future of the euro. Experts say that without drastic action, the euro could be days away from collapsing, a scenario that could cause further financial damage to the already shaky American economy. Obama and senior U.S. officials were spending much of Monday meeting with top representatives from the EU as part of an annual summit focused largely on the global economy. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama would reiterate in the meetings that Europe must act decisively and conclusively in order to rein in its debt crisis, and should not expect additional financial help from the U.S. This is something they need to solve and they have the capacity to solve, both financial capacity and political will, Carney said. We do not in any way believe that additional resources are required from the United States and from American taxpayers, he added. The European Union was being represented in the meetings with Obama by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jos Manuel Barroso, and High Representative Catherine Ashton. Back in Europe, leaders are circulating new ideas for how Europe could finally cap the debt woes that began in Greece two years ago and have spread to other larger economies, most notably Italy. Among the ideas floated was a plan for the eurozones six AAA-rated nations to pool their resources via a joint bond to provide assistance to some of the single currency blocs most indebted members. Is tech friend or foe to Santa? Internet gives instant access to St. Nick Associated PressNEW YORK Kids can video chat with Santa, follow him on Twitter or enlist NORAD to track his every move online. And yet in many ways, technology may be making it harder for parents to keep their children believing in the jolly old elf. At nearly every turn, the Internet threatens to blow the fat mans cover. Practically any schoolchild can type Is Santa real? into Google. And just a few clicks can bring youngsters to websites that sell customized letters from the North Pole or offer advice on how Mom and Dad can fool the kids into believing in old St. Nick. I have a love-hate relationship with technology and Santa, said Kristi Kovalak, a mom in St. Louis. The beauty of Santa is the not knowing. Technology is all about knowing, and knowing this instant. I swear, Google is the nemesis of the North Pole. She embraces digital life daily but stays far away from cyber-Santa for her two boys, ages 5 and 11. We dont do robo-calls. We dont submit lists to Santa online. I dont have tracking apps on my phone, she said. Too much proof means you then have to explain away when the next crazy thing contradicts it. Kevin Grout and his wife had a close call recently while watching a Santa Claus parade on TV with their children, ages 6, 4 and 5 months. A commercial came on for a website that creates email greetings from Santa. They switched channels just in time. Were definitely in this boat, primarily with our oldest. Shes a smart cookie, said Grout, of St. Catharines, Ontario. It was clear to me a poor strategy to run it during a Santa Claus parade when many kids would be tuned in. Santa sites can easily be found by any kid with an iPad. Igco.com, for example, screams: Discover our acclaimed letter from Santa, phone call from Santa, Santa evidence kits and official good list certificate. Make your childrens eyes pop out of their heads this Christmas! (Parents might have fun explaining away the Santa boot print kit, complete with a plastic template and a shaker full of snow crystals, for $15.99.) Over at Santa.com is a menu of prices for letters from Santa. Theres a fancy one on a scroll for $19.99 and a simple postcard for nearly $3. (Mommy, why does Santa charge?) Enter the search query Is Santa real? and up comes an entry on a psychology site about the dreaded question itself and how parents are trying to keep Santa secret. Associated Press This screen shot shows the Santa.com website. At Santa.com, a few clicks lays it all out on a page with a menu of prices for customizable letters from Santa. President Barack Obama at global economy summit on Monday.
Associated Press New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of Monday nights game against the New York Giants in New Orleans. The Saints were leading 42-17 at press time. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for more coverage. Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he would not have returned to coaching this year for any other job. Meyer, the former Florida coach and native Buckeye, was officially hired Monday by Ohio State, a program with a glittering past that has suffered through a difficult year of NCAA violations. Meyer resigned as Gators coach after last season, citing health concerns and a desire to spend more time with his family. A year ago in my mind I was convinced I was done coaching, he said. He added he is feeling great. Ive been checked out and Im ready to go, he said. Meyer will become one of the highest paid coaches in college football. The school says he will receive a sixyear contract that pays $4 million annually, plus another $2.4 million total in retention payments. Interim coach Luke Fickell, who took over when Jim Tressel was forced out for breaking NCAA rules, will coach the Buckeyes (6-6) in their bowl game and be retained by Meyer as an assistant. Meyer won two national championships in six years as the coach at Florida. Now, the 47-year-old will return to the place where his college coaching career began in 1986 after spending a year as an ESPN game analyst. Earle Bruce, the head coach at Ohio State when Meyer was a graduate assistant, has remained a close friend and confidant of Meyer through the years. He said he had no concerns about Meyers health issues. Well, if hed had a heart attack and his heart was bad, Id be worried about that, the 80-year-old Bruce said on Monday. Im not worried that he was stressed out over the game of football because he was thinking too much and not Meyer returning to coach at Ohio State Former Florida football leader to take over at his alma mater S PORTS Section B TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE College Football/ B2 College Basketball/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 NHL/ B3 TV, lottery/ B3 Entertainment/ B4 Florida coach Billy Donovan hits new high with 400th victory./ B2 Associated Press Urban Meyer listens as Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith introduces him as the universitys new football coach, during a news conference Monday in Columbus, Ohio. SPORTS BRIEFS Molina and Rays strike $1.8M deal ST. PETERSBURG Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract. Molina gets a $1.5 million salary for next season under Mondays agreement, and the Rays hold a $1.8 million option for 2013 with a $300,000 buyout. The 36-year-old hit a career-best .281 this year with three homers and 15 RBIs in 55 games. He is keeping up his tour of the AL East following stints with the New York Yankees (200709) and Toronto (2010-11). He has thrown out 62 of 170 runners attempting to steal in the last four seasons, at 36.5 the top percentage in the big leagues. Coaches Maurice, Boudreau firedRALEIGH, N.C. The last-place Carolina Hurricanes fired coach Paul Maurice for the second time in less than a decade Monday and replaced him with former All-Star Kirk Muller. Maurice became the second coach in his division to lose his job Monday. His firing was announced about 90 minutes after the Washington Capitals fired Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter. Boudreau was fired after winning 200 games faster than any coach in modern NHL history but stumbling regularly in the playoffs despite a talent-laden lineup featuring two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin. Boudreau was replaced by former Capitals captain Dale Hunter, who was greeted by loud cheers from more than 100 fans when he skated onto the ice at Mondays practice. Hunter, never before a coach in the NHL, will make his debut behind the bench Tuesday night when Washington hosts the St. Louis Blues to begin a three-game homestand. Hired four years ago on Thanksgiving Day, Boudreau went 201-88-40 in the regular season but 17-20 in the playoffs exiting in the first or second round each time. From wire reports Lady Pirates hold off Tigers J USTIN P LANTE CorrespondentDUNNELLON Basketball is a four-quarter game. The Dunnellon High School girls basketball team almost had a chance to prove that Monday night while taking on Crystal River. Down by as much as 19 points, the Lady Tigers clawed back to make it a game late in the second half, before finally succumbing to the Lady Pirates, 53-42. I told my girls at halftime ... You may be up by 15, but you wont be up by 15 for long, Crystal River head coach Jason Rodgers said. Dunnellon is a scrappy bunch. They dont quit. And quitting is one thing Dunnellon didnt do. Spurred on by Tanika Jacksons 32 points, the Lady Tigers rallied to within 11 points of Crystal River with less than 3 minutes remaining. But Crystal River wouldnt let its lead slip away easily. Led by Crystal Rivers Lamechia Richburg, the Lady Pirates got physical at the boards and outrebounded the Lady Tigers all night. It led to Crystal Rivers first district win of the season. For the Lady Pirates offense, it was a team effort. Katelyn Hannigan and Jaze Eason led the team with 12 points. Megan Wells followed with 10. However, Crystal Rivers free-throw shooting enabled Dunnellon to stay within striking distance. The Lady Pirates were 5-23 for the night, giving the Lady Tigers an opportunity to close the gap. But Dunnellon did not fare much better on the line, going 9-23. Its hard to put teams away when you dont make free throws, Rodgers said. Its what we need to work on. But as young players, were going to have to learn these things. But Im proud of how they responded tonight. The Lady Pirates play Lecanto at 7:30 p.m. today in Crystal River. Dunnellons rally falls short against C.R. Jose Molina Paul Maurice Bruce Boudreau S EAN A RNOLD CorrespondentLECANTO The Warrior boys jumped out to a 30-1 lead in the first quarter en route to a 52-11 dispatch of Ocala Christian Academy during Mondays hoop action in the Seven Rivers Christian gym. The Warriors received an abundant of contributions from their entire roster as they employed a heavy rotation throughout the night, but it was senior forward SAINTS RISING Warriors hit Crusaders hard, win 52-11 See MEYER / Page B2 Seven Rivers sweeps Ocala Christian Lady Warriors wallop opponent S EAN A RNOLD CorrespondentLECANTO Seven Rivers senior point guard Kayleigh Kiernan scored 12 points and snagged five steals and Warriors junior guard Tiana Miele added 11 points and a half-dozen steals as the Seven Rivers Christian girls easily defeated Ocala Christian Academy, 49-16, on Monday. The Warriors (2-1, 0-0) led 33-5 at the break and went on to play conservatively in the second half against their outmatched opponent. See LADY / Page B3 RIC BUSH/Chronicle Seven Rivers High School's Jared Bogart attempts to score a basket during Monday night's game against the Ocala Christian Academy Crusaders. See WARRIORS / Page B3
Associated PressORLANDO Floridas Billy Donovan earned his 400th career coaching victory as the Gators rode a 16-point halftime lead to a 96-70 win over Stetson on Monday night. Bradley Beal had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Erving Walker added 21 to lead the Gators (5-1) in the neutral court matchup at Amway Center. The Hatters (3-3) were led by Chris Perez with 20 points. Stetson stayed close early on before a 23-4 Gators run midway through the first half blew the game open. Florida relied on its outside shooting during the spurt, knocking down eight 3-pointers in the half and 14 for the game. With a short bench, the Gators still attacked the Hatters with their press on defense and were pretty effective keeping them off balance, with Stetson committing 12 turnovers in the first half alone. Florida also had 14 steals in the game. It all helped Florida get several open looks in transition from the outside and the Gators took advantage of them. No. 6 Louisville 79, Long Beach St. 66 LOUISVILLE, Ky. Chris Smith scored 18 points and No. 6 Louisville got off to a fast start to beat Long Beach State 79-66 on Monday night for the short-handed Cardinals 14th straight victory at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville (6-0) scored the first eight points of the game and took a double-digit lead early in the first half, but couldnt pull away from Long Beach State (3-3) until the closing minute even though the 49ers never got closer than five points in the second half. Freshman Chane Behanan had 13 points and seven rebounds for Louisville, which has dealt with multiple injuries so far and was without another player when reserve guard Elisha Justice didnt dress after he broke his nose. Larry Anderson scored 17 points for the 49ers before fouling out. No. 11 Xavier 82, No. 20 Vanderbilt 70NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tu Holloway scored eight of his 24 points in overtime and No. 11 Xavier rallied from 10 down to beat 20th-ranked Vanderbilt 82-70 Monday night. The Musketeers (5-0) trailed by as much as 10. But they scored the final four points of regulation, including Mark Lyons short jumper with 6.5 seconds left to force overtime. Wells hit two free throws, and Holloway knocked down two 3-pointers to cap a 12-0 run ending with 2:27 remaining in overtime that put Xavier up 74-66. Lyons had 19 points for Xavier, and Travis Taylor added 11. John Jenkins led Vanderbilt (5-2) with 20 points. Lance Goulbourne and Jeffery Taylor had 18 apiece. The Commodores went cold after Jenkins 3 with 3:56 left put Vandy up 66-62. They didnt score again until Jenkins jumper with 2:17 left in overtime.No. 16 Marquette 88, Jacksonville 55 MILWAUKEE Jae Crowder scored a season-high 27 points to lead Marquette past Jacksonville. Darius Johnson-Odom scored 11 of his 19 points in the first half for the Golden Eagles (6-0) and helped steady a shaky offense. Delwan Grahams 13 points led the Dolphins (2-4), who played a ranked opponent for the second consecutive game. Jacksonville lost 107-62 at No. 10 Florida on Friday. Crowder scored 10 points during a 29-9 run that bridged halftime and helped turn a close game into a blowout. His 3-pointer and three-point play pushed Marquettes lead to 59-37 with 13:21 left. Marquette, playing for the first time since winning the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands last Monday, improved to its second 6-0 start in three seasons. No. 22 Memphis 70, Jackson State 45 MEMPHIS, Tenn. Joe Jackson scored 15 points, Chris Crawford added 14 and Memphis overcame a lackluster first half to defeat Jackson State. Memphis (3-2) outscored Jackson State 45-26 in the second half to pull away. Jenirro Bush led Jackson State (1-7) with 11 points, the only visitor to reach double figures. Memphis was coming off a less-than-impressive performance at the Maui Invitational where they lost to Michigan and in overtime to Georgetown. It dropped the Tigers from No. 8 to No. 22 in this weeks poll. Memphis, which struggled in the first half agaist Jackson State, opened the second half with 15 straight points to break open the game. The Tigers would lead by as many as 31 in the second half. doing some things (exercising) that would have kept him straight. I think he got everything back under control by sitting out a year. I think he missed football. And hes good at it. A team meeting set for Sunday night was moved to Monday afternoon before the news conference to allow Meyer to meet his players. Alabama coach Nick Saban, who played at Kent State and coached at Toledo in the Buckeye state, said he was happy for Meyer. Im sure hes excited about it, and Im excited for him that he has an opportunity to go back to his home state and be the head coach here, Saban said. I think its a wonderful opportunity and I think hell do a great job. Meyer takes over a program that is likely facing NCAA sanctions and was crippled by the forced resignation of Tressel. The Buckeyes completed their only season under Fickell with a 40-34 loss to Michigan on Saturday that snapped a seven-game winning streak to their rivals. Wolverines coach Brady Hoke underplayed the role of the head coaches in the rivalry. Ive known Urban, hes a good football coach, a good guy and I welcome him in, Hoke said on Monday. But its still Michigan and Ohio and neither one of us is going to play the game. In 10 seasons as a head coach two at Bowling Green, two at Utah and six at Florida Meyer has a 104-23 record. His teams are 7-1 in bowl games, including the Gators 41-14 victory over unbeaten and topranked Ohio State in the 2007 Bowl Championship Series title game. Meyer had persistently denied all the talk surrounding him and Ohio State. Soon after Tressel stepped down, Meyer said he wasnt interested in leaving ESPN, where he was a college football analyst. The chance to coach Ohio State changed his mind, he said. He enjoyed what he was doing, but I think he also had the bug to start coaching again, ESPN broadcast partner and former Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman said. We just kind of talked about the pros and cons of both throughout the year. He weighed all the options and there were jobs out there that definitely captured his interest and certainly Ohio State was one of them. He decided that it was the best move. This was just an opportunity that he couldnt pass up. Meyer inherits a program still facing NCAA sanctions. But he also inherits a young team led by a freshman quarterback, Braxton Miller, who would seem to be a perfect fit for his spread offense. B2 T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OLLEGE B ASKETBALL/F OOTBALL Associated PressSYRACUSE, N.Y. Syracuse mens basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims advocates questioned whether he should still coach the Orangemen following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men. As criticism swirled about Boeheims initial support of Fine and his verbal attacks on the accusers, the coach kept a low profile, seeking refuge in his office on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. Boeheim, who had been sharply critical of the accusers, has softened his stance 10 days after an impassioned defense of Fine, who spent 35 seasons on the bench next to Boeheim and was fired Sunday. The Rev. Robert Hoatson, president of Road to Recovery, a group that supports victims of sexual abuse, said the dismissal of Bernie Fine was appropriate but didnt go far enough. I think Jim Boeheim should be fired or resign as well, Hoatson said Monday. These boys were members of the basketball program. Jim Boeheims responsibility is to oversee that program, and the children were not safe on his watch. Two former Syracuse ball boys were the first to accuse Fine, who has called the allegations patently false. And a third man came forward last week, accusing Fine of molesting him nine years ago. Bobby Davis, now 39, told ESPN that Fine molested him beginning in 1984 and the sexual contact continued until he was around 27. A ball boy for six years, Davis told ESPN the abuse occurred at Fines home, at Syracuse basketball facilities and on team road trips, including the 1987 Final Four. His stepbrother, Mike Lang, 45, who also was a ball boy, told ESPN that Fine began molesting him while he was in fifth or sixth grade. Zach Tomaselli, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, said Sunday he told police Fine molested him in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room. Tomaselli, who faces sexual assault charges in Maine involving a 14-year-old boy, said Fine touched him multiple times in that one incident. During a telephone interview with The Associated Press, he said he signed an affidavit accusing Fine following a meeting with Syracuse police last week in Albany. Syracuse head coach silent after Fine fired Boeheim spends day in office as questions swirl about his job Associated Press Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, left, and associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine sit on the bench at the end an NCAA West Regional semifinal game March 25, 2010, against Butler. Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him. Kentucky new No. 1 in Top 25 Associated PressKentucky is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time since the 2009-10 season. St. Louis is back in the Top 25 for the first time since 1993-94. The Wildcats (6-0) replaced North Carolina, which had been No. 1 since the preseason poll, Monday, receiving 46 firstplace votes from the 65member national media panel. The Tar Heels (5-1) dropped to fifth following their 90-80 loss to UNLV in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational. Ohio State (6-0) moved up from third to second and had 17 first-place votes, while Duke (7-0), which won the EA Sports Maui Invitational, jumped from sixth to third and had the other two No. 1 votes. Syracuse, North Carolina, Louisville, Baylor, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Florida rounded out the top 10. UNLV (7-0) used the win over North Carolina to move in at 18th. The Runnin Rebels were ranked for four weeks last season. Saint Louis (6-0), which beat Boston College, Villanova and Oklahoma to win the 76 Classic, moves in at No. 23, the Billikens first time in the poll in almost two decades. Being nationally ranked is a big deal, but were not going to practice any different or play any different, Saint Louis forward Cody Ellis said. Thats whats been keeping us successful. North Carolina is at Kentucky on Saturday, a matchup that would have had No. 1 facing No. 2. This is Kentuckys 90th week at No. 1, fourth on the all-time list behind UCLA (134), Duke (122) and North Carolina (108). Before the one-week appearance at No. 1 in 2009-10, the Wildcats last time on top of the rankings was the final poll of 2002-03. Xavier moved up one place to 11th and was followed by Alabama, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas, Marquette, Pittsburgh, UNLV, Gonzaga and Vanderbilt. The last five ranked teams were Mississippi State, Memphis, Saint Louis, California and Texas A&M.Baylor still No. 1 in AP womens poll Baylor is still the No. 1 team in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll. Delaware, though, joins the Top 25 for the first time. The Lady Bears received 39 of the 40 first place ballots after beating then-No. 6 Tennessee 7667 on Sunday. UConn remained second after beating then-No. 3 Stanford 68-58 last Monday night. Notre Dame and Texas A&M followed UConn while Stanford fell to fifth. The Aggies garnered the other first place vote. Maryland, Duke, Tennessee, Miami and Louisville round out the top 10. Florida coach hits 400 Donovan hits new milestone as Gators beat Stetson 96-70 MEYER Continued from Page B1 Mens NCAA scoresTop 25 Fared Monday 1. Kentucky (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. St. Johns, Thursday. 2. Ohio State (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 3 Duke, Tuesday. 3. Duke (7-0) did not play. Next: at No. 2 Ohio State, Tuesday. 4. Syracuse (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Eastern Michigan, Tuesday. 5. North Carolina (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 9 Wisconsin, Wednesday. 6. Louisville (6-0) beat Long Beach State 79-66. Next: vs. No. 20 Vanderbilt, Friday. 7. Baylor (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Prairie View, Tuesday. 8. UConn (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. Arkansas, Saturday. 9. Wisconsin (6-0) did not play. Next: at No. 5 North Carolina, Wednesday. 10. Florida (5-1) beat Stetson 96-70. Next: at No. 4 Syracuse, Friday. 11. Xavier (5-0) beat No. 20 Vanderbilt 8270, OT. Next: vs. Purdue, Saturday. 12. Alabama (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Georgetown, Thursday. 13. Missouri (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Northwestern State, Friday. 14. Michigan (5-1) did not play. Next: at Virginia, Tuesday. 15. Kansas (3-2) did not play. Next: at FAU, Wednesday. 16. Marquette (6-0) beat Jacksonville 8856. Next: at No. 9 Wisconsin, Saturday. 17. Pittsburgh (5-1) did not play. Next: at Duquesne, Wednesday. 18. UNLV (7-0) did not play. Next: at UC Santa Barbara, Wednesday. 19. Gonzaga (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Notre Dame, Wednesday. 20. Vanderbilt (5-2) lost to No. 11 Xavier 82-70, OT. Next: vs. No. 6 Louisville, Friday. 21. Mississippi State (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. West Virginia, Saturday. 22. Memphis (3-2) beat Jackson State 7045. Next: vs. Austin Peay, Saturday. 23. Saint Louis (6-0) did not play. Next: at Loyola Marymount, Tuesday. 24. California (5-1) vs. McNeese State. Next: at San Diego State, Sunday. 25. Texas A&M (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Alcorn State, Wednesday. EAST Columbia 104, Swarthmore 42 Georgetown 81, IUPUI 58 Iona 100, LIU 84 Lehigh 86, Quinnipiac 75 Niagara 65, St. Francis (Pa.) 63 Rutgers 94, UMBC 56 West Virginia 77, Akron 56 SOUTH Auburn 72, Ark.-Pine Bluff 59 Belmont 86, Trevecca Nazarene 61 Florida 96, Stetson 70 Lipscomb 67, Austin Peay 59 Louisiana-Monroe 86, Nicholls St. 65 Louisville 79, Long Beach St. 66 Memphis 70, Jackson St. 45 NC A&T 87, UNC Greensboro 65 Xavier 82, Vanderbilt 70, OT MIDWEST Kent St. 76, Louisiana-Lafayette 67 Marquette 88, Jacksonville 56 N. Michigan 91, Michigan-Dearborn 58 Oakland 89, Tennessee 81 South Dakota 69, Tabor 63 Waldorf 70, Martin Luther 52 FAR WEST Colorado 70, Georgia 68 Utah Valley 58, N. Illinois 47 TOURNAMENT Shamrock Office Solutions Classic Third Place San Francisco St. 71, Jacksonville St. 68Womens NCAA scoresEAST Bloomsburg 85, Lincoln (Pa.) 63 Hamilton 59, Elmira 40 Marywood 59, Keystone 22 NY Tech 63, Dominican (NY) 42 Navy 71, Air Force 59 SOUTH Clemson 68, Furman 67 Coppin St. 94, Cheyney 39 E. Mennonite 61, Bridgewater (Va.) 53 Florida Gulf Coast 106, Webber 27 Mount Olive 70, Brevard 64 North Florida 67, Coastal Carolina 37 Richmond 66, ETSU 39 South Florida 77, Stetson 62 Spalding 77, MacMurray 38 Tusculum 68, Shaw 61 Virginia-Wise 76, Va. Lynchburg 67, OT William & Mary 79, Norfolk St. 76, 2OT MIDWEST Aquinas 69, Olivet 66, OT Grand Valley St. 85, Urbana 45 Hampton 66, Chicago St. 39 Illinois St. 77, Ill.-Chicago 56 Martin Luther 69, Waldorf 62 Milwaukee 71, Bradley 67 N. Michigan 56, Davenport 50 SOUTHWEST No scores reported from the SOUTHWEST. FAR WEST Arizona 69, North Texas 62 San Diego 75, Colgate 73, OT Associated Press Floridas Erving Walker (11) goes in for a shot in front of Stetsons Chris Perez (23) during the second half of Mondays game in Orlando. Florida won 96-70.
S COREBOARD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 B3 We scheduled Ocala Christian (0-2) because theyre another Christian school, Seven Rivers coach Rick Kiernan said. Its nice to see them developing the way they are as a young program. We never want to do anything to embarrass a team, he added. Our job is to play the game the right way and try to work on things. We wanted to work on our press, and we really wanted to work on our delay game. Kiernan liked much of his teams execution, but found a few areas needing some attention. Despite the lopsided outcome, the Warriors missed some easy scoring opportunities. He expects his squad to improve with time as they learn to interact more efficiently in their roles. We missed a ton of lay-ups, but those will come along, he said. Theyre in the right place at the right time, which is what you want. We moved Kayleigh to point guard this year, so everyone is on a learning curve with her at that position, he added. You never know where the pass will come from, so you have to be ready. I dont think we rebounded particularly well. We need to work on the fundamentals of catching the ball and getting the lay-ups and boxing out. If we can get those three things under control, then Ill be walking away a lot happier than I am tonight. The Warriors harassed the Crusaders all night, totaling 30 steals and rarely letting their opponent get off a quality shot. Ocala Christian junior forward Kalyn Cone led her team with six points and grabbed five rebounds. Seven Rivers sophomore forward Alexis Zachar led the night in rebounds with eight, and added six points. Her older sister, junior forward Andrea Zachar, scored a halfdozen points and collected four rebounds. Freshman guard Alyssa Gage picked up six steals for the Warriors. Seven Rivers hosts The Villages on Friday. Trey Gaskins who shined brightest. He led all scorers with 24 points and collected game-highs in rebounds (12) and steals (six). Gaskins brought what we thought he could for our team this year, Seven Rivers coach Jim Ervin said. He ran the court extremely well. He got some easy looks for himself by just working hard. Seven Rivers (1-0, 0-0) also benefited from typically superb performances from senior guard Sam Jones (11 points, eight rebounds) and sophomore guard Adam Gage (13 points). Sam and Adam are just outstanding, Ervin said. Theyre two of the better players in the area and each and every night they prove that. The Warriors were extremely successful on free throws, going 17-for-20 as a team. We struggled last year from the line and weve been working hard on shooting the ball all in the preseason, so its paying off, Ervin said. It was also a good night for displaying Seven Rivers deep bench, as they maintained pressure on the Crusaders (0-1, 0-0) all night. When we go to our bench, we dont lose much, Ervin said. (Freshman guard) Cory Wieand and (junior guard) John Iwaniec especially did a really nice job off the bench. Senior forward Henry Asber led OCA shooters with 11 points. Warriors senior forward Trey Wieand scored 10 points, and senior guard Lucas Ebert added eight points for Seven Rivers. Warriors junior guard Jared Bogart made six steals in the game. The schedule gets tougher from here for the Warriors as they host a Williston team today that is coming off back-to-back seasons where they advanced to the final four and elite eight, respectively, in the state playoffs. Thereafter, Seven Rivers will play all of its non-districts matchups against schools that are classified above 2A. L ARRYB UGG CorrespondentLecanto and Citrus High Schools girls soccer coaches agreed on one thing Monday night after their teams faced off Monday night. It was an ugly game. It was a hideous game, Lecanto coach Roselle Lattin said. Im sorry you had to see it. It was the worst game we have played all season, said Citrus coach Steve Ekeli, whose team walked away with the 2-1 victory. Ill take an ugly win. The win for Citrus (4-2) snapped the Lady Hurricanes five-game losing streak to Lecanto (6-2). Citruss Kylie Fagan started the scoring off with a goal at 32:51. She found the ball when it bounced off the Lecanto goalkeepers hands and she booted it in from five yards out. Lecantos Jessica Allen responded for the Lady Panthers. The ball bounced off the goalies hands and Allen booted it home from five yards out with less than two minutes left in the half. Citruss Kayla Lynn headed in the decisive score at 38:19 in the second half. Deycasha Miller booted the corner kick for the assist. Another piece in the ugly game was the appearance of yellow cards. The referees gave out five. Ekeli explained his team was playing boomball and not following directions. That was not a good game, he said. Coaching doesnt happen here. Coaching happens at school. We shouldnt have to coach here. From the aspect of me giving direction, they didnt do the job tonight. Ekeli said his team played better in its two previous losses. We had two pretty losses, he said. There was a lot more right that we did in the losses than we did tonight. We have to work to be more consistent. We have to work to be able to adjust. We played panic the last 20 minutes. I didnt like that. Everybody did decent. I just think we could have done much better. Lattin said it was probably her teams worst game of the season. Were coming off a fourday break, she said, noting the Thanksgiving holiday. We struggled a lot with (the) communication barrier. We really didnt look like ourselves. The biggest problem was working the ball up the center and taking the shots. Jessica Allen found a split in the defense and was able to sneak one in. The reality is this is a non-district game. It doesnt really matter. WARRIORSContinued from Page B1 LADY Continued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Michigan at Virginia 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Illinois at Maryland 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Miami at Purdue 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Duke at Ohio State WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (SUN) Middle Tennessee State at Tennessee NHL 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS) Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers SOCCER 2:30 p.m. (FSNFL) UEFA Champions League: Arsenal vs. Borussia Dortmund (Taped) Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Crystal River at Lecanto 7:30 p.m. Williston at Seven Rivers GIRLS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Wildwood at Citrus 7:30 p.m. Lecanto at Crystal River BOYS SOCCER 7:30 p.m. Central at Citrus 7 p.m. Crystal River at The Villages GIRLS SOCCER 6 p.m. The Villages at Crystal River 7:30 p.m. Citrus at Central Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 3 1 4 CASH 3 (late) 7 6 5 PLAY 4 (early) 1 0 6 4 PLAY 4 (late) 6 7 9 7 FANTASY 5 5 15 18 28 32 Steelers 13, Chiefs 9 Pittsburgh0130013 Kansas City33039 First Quarter KCFG Succop 41, 10:40. Second Quarter PitFG Suisham 21, 13:29. PitSaunders 2 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 10:53. KCFG Succop 49, 4:30. PitFG Suisham 49, :00. Fourth Quarter KCFG Succop 40, 7:11. A,173. PitKC First downs1815 Total Net Yards290252 Rushes-yards28-10834-90 Passing182162 Punt Returns0-02-21 Kickoff Returns4-771-20 Interceptions Ret.3-431-25 Comp-Att-Int21-31-118-28-3 Sacked-Yards Lost1-111-5 Punts5-42.23-37.3 Fumbles-Lost1-11-1 Penalties-Yards6-504-20 Time of Possession33:3026:30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGPittsburgh, Mendenhall 17-57, Redman 3-22, Moore 2-16, Roethlisberger 4-8, A.Brown 2-5. Kansas City, Jones 13-37, McCluster 9-28, Battle 9-20, Arenas 2-5, Palko 1-0. PASSINGPittsburgh, Roethlisberger 21-31-1193. Kansas City, Palko 18-28-3-167. RECEIVINGPittsburgh, A.Brown 4-81, Ward 4-21, Moore 3-9, Sanders 2-25, Wallace 2-17, Mendenhall 2-10, Redman 2-8, Miller 1-20, Saunders 1-2. Kansas City, Bowe 7-69, Breaston 4-44, Baldwin 2-26, McCluster 2-11, Pope 1-9, Jones 1-7, Maneri 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone.REGULAR SEASON STANDINGSAMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA New England830.727331223 N.Y. Jets650.545256241 Buffalo560.455261281 Miami380.273212206 SouthWLTPctPFPA Houston830.727293179 Tennessee650.545226212 Jacksonville380.273138200 Indianapolis0110.000150327 NorthWLTPctPFPA Baltimore830.727272182 Pittsburgh830.727233188 Cincinnati740.636259215 Cleveland470.364165216 WestWLTPctPFPA Oakland740.636260274 Denver650.545221260 Kansas City470.364153265 San Diego470.364249275 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA Dallas740.636270225 N.Y. Giants640.600228228 Philadelphia470.364257251 Washington470.364183222 SouthWLTPctPFPA New Orleans730.700313228 Atlanta740.636259227 Tampa Bay470.364199291 Carolina380.273252305 NorthWLTPctPFPA Green Bay11001.000382227 Chicago740.636288232 Detroit740.636316246 Minnesota290.182214295 WestWLTPctPFPA San Francisco920.818262161 Seattle470.364185232 Arizona470.364213256 St. Louis290.182140270 Thursdays games Green Bay 27, Detroit 15 Dallas 20, Miami 19 Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6 Sundays games Arizona 23, St. Louis 20 Tennessee 23, Tampa Bay 17 Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20 N.Y. Jets 28, Buffalo 24 Houston 20, Jacksonville 13 Carolina 27, Indianapolis 19 Atlanta 24, Minnesota 14 Oakland 25, Chicago 20 Washington 23, Seattle 17 Denver 16, San Diego 13, OT New England 38, Philadelphia 20 Pittsburgh 13, Kansas City 9 Mondays game N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 game Philadelphia at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 games Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 1 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 1 p.m. Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.ATP World Tour Money Leaders 1. Novak Djokovic$11,019,803 2. Rafael Nadal$6,668,214 3. Roger Federer$5,744,576 4. Andy Murray$4,680,091 5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga$2,848,969 6. David Ferrer$2,793,904 7. Tomas Berdych$2,301,813 8. Mardy Fish$1,657,091 9. Janko Tipsarevic$1,492,912 10. Nicolas Almagro$1,326,007 11. Robin Soderling$1,323,835 12. Gilles Simon$1,222,752 13. Michael Llodra$1,210,799 14. Alexandr Dolgopolov$1,196,499 15. John Isner$1,170,432 16. Marin Cilic$1,139,799 17. Jurgen Melzer$1,133,482 18. Marcel Granollers$1,132,893 19. Gael Monfils$1,094,353 20. Andy Roddick$1,061,404 21. Bob Bryan$1,051,334 21. Mike Bryan$1,051,334 23. Juan Martin del Potro$1,047,196 24. Florian Mayer$1,035,324 25. Feliciano Lopez$1,012,966 26. Philipp Petzschner$993,505 27. Viktor Troicki$974,925 28. Stanislas Wawrinka$960,933 29. Richard Gasquet$903,174 30. Juan Monaco$872,640 31. Juan Ignacio Chela$852,654 32. Fernando Verdasco$821,021 33. Mikhail Youzhny$809,921 34. Ivan Ljubicic$796,517 35. Max Mirnyi$790,738 35. Daniel Nestor$790,738 37. Kei Nishikori$776,621 38. Kevin Anderson$774,434 39. Radek Stepanek$747,272 40. Philipp Kohlschreiber$744,965 41. Fabio Fognini$738,884 42. Xavier Malisse$734,891 43. Nenad Zimonjic$681,189 44. Thomaz Bellucci$676,481 45. Milos Raonic$674,966 46. Ivan Dodig$645,735 47. Nikolay Davydenko$645,058 48. Sergiy Stakhovsky$638,812 49. Pablo Andujar$614,566 50. Andreas Seppi$611,040 WTA Money Leaders1. Petra Kvitova$5,145,943 2. Caroline Wozniacki$4,065,581 3. Victoria Azarenka$3,771,032 4. Li Na$3,709,139 5. Sam Stosur$3,476,153 6. Maria Sharapova$2,899,148 7. Vera Zvonareva$2,673,018 8. Agnieszka Radwanska$2,456,568 9. Kim Clijsters$2,325,741 10. Serena Williams$1,978,930 11. Francesca Schiavone$1,782,351 12. Marion Bartoli$1,757,863 13. Andrea Petkovic$1,652,271 14. Flavia Pennetta$1,254,921 15. Jelena Jankovic$1,078,418 16. Maria Kirilenko$1,001,417 17. Sabine Lisicki$967,634 18. Peng Shuai$927,258 19. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova$916,239 20. Liezel Huber$857,431 21. Katarina Srebotnik$842,365 22. Svetlana Kuznetsova$830,935 23. Nadia Petrova$818,993 24. Daniela Hantuchova$809,682 25. Dominika Cibulkova$771,902 26. Gisela Dulko$766,399 27. Julia Goerges$752,497 28. Ana Ivanovic$746,925 29. Kveta Peschke$746,106 30. Elena Vesnina$718,980 31. Lisa Raymond$686,832 32. Vania King$655,943 33. Roberta Vinci$646,534 34. Angelique Kerber$623,529 35. Anabel Medina Garrigues$612,037 36. Yanina Wickmayer$560,194 37. Lucie Hradecka$553,530 38. Monica Niculescu$549,493 39. Sania Mirza$548,834 40. Iveta Benesova$527,479 41. Lucie Safarova$515,708 42. Yaroslava Shvedova$512,475 43. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez$511,100 44. Jarmila Gajdosova$484,985 45. Bethanie Mattek-Sands$483,583 46. Shahar Peer$475,249 47. Tsvetana Pironkova$467,210 48. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova$456,044 49. Ekaterina Makarova$450,008 50. Andrea Hlavackova$446,278 BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESNamed Gary Rajsich director of amateur scouting. TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with C Jose Molina on a one-year contract. National League HOUSTON ASTROSFired president of baseball operations Tal Smith and general manager Ed Wade. Named Dave Gottfried interim general manager. MILWAUKEE BREWERSNamed Johnny Narron hitting coach. American Association LINCOLN SALTDOGSSigned OF Stephen Holdren. ST. PAUL SAINTSReleased OF Jason Cooper. WICHITA WINGNUTSSigned RHP Brandon Mathes, RHP Josh Dew and OF Mitch Einertson. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKSAssigned LW Brandon McMillan to Syracuse (AHL). BUFFALO SABRESReassigned F Paul Szczechura, F Corey Tropp and D T.J. Brennan to Rochester (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANESFired coach Paul Maurice. Named Kirk Muller coach. DETROIT RED WINGSRecalled F Fabian Brunnstrom from Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERSReassigned G Jacob Markstrom and RW Michal Repik to San Antonio (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRe-signed F Dana Tyrell to a two-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALSFired coach Bruce Boudreau. Named Dale Hunter coach. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINSAnnounced F Andrej Nestrasil, F Trevor Parkes and D Gleason Fournier were reassigned to Toledo (ECHL). Recalled F Adam Estoclet from Toledo. HAMILTON BULLDOGSNamed Naila Jinnah director of media relations. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALSNamed Ian Herbers coach. ECHL ELMIRA JACKALSAnnounced F Louie Caporusso and F Jack Downing were assigned to the team from Binghamton (AHL). Announced F Kevin King and G Timo Pielmeier were recalled to Syracuse (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer MONTREAL IMPACTSigned MF Bryan Arguez. PORTLAND TIMBERSAnnounced the retirement of D Kevin Goldthwaite. Re-signed G Troy Perkins and D David Horst. Declined the contract options for G Adin Brown, MF Rodrigo Lopez, MF Peter Lowry, MF Ryan Pore, F Spencer Thompson and F Brian Umony. SPORTING KANSAS CITYTraded MF Davy Arnaud to Montreal for D Seth Sinovic and allocation money. Signed G Jimmy Nielsen to a two-year contract extension through 2013. COLLEGE ARIZONA STATEFired football coach Dennis Erickson. MARYVILLE (TENN.)Fired football coach Tony Ierulli. MEMPHISAnnounced the retirement of athletic director R.C. Johnson, effective June, 2012. NYUNamed Dea Cook assistant strength and conditioning coach. OHIO STATENamed Urban Meyer football coach. ST. JOSEPHS (LI)Named Tim Trava mens soccer coach. Sports BRIEFS UCLA fires Rick Neuheisel LOS ANGELES UCLA fired coach Rick Neuheisel on Monday after four disappointing seasons in charge of his alma mater. Neuheisel will be allowed to coach the Bruins (6-6, 5-4 Pac-12) in Fridays Pac-12 title game at Oregon, athletic director Dan Guerrero announced. Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson will be the Bruins interim coach if they receive a bowl berth. Neuheisel is 21-28 since taking over the program in December 2007, never building the momentum he needed to reach his goal of challenging Southern California for city supremacy. Guerrero fired Neuheisel two days after UCLAs 50-0 loss to No. 9 USC. Astros fire GM Wade and president SmithHOUSTON The Houston Astros fired general manager Ed Wade and team president Tal Smith on Sunday night in the first of the changes promised by new owner Jim Crane. The moves come less than a week after the sale of the team from Drayton McLane to Crane was officially completed last Tuesday, a transaction that requires the franchise to move from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013. In a news conference on the day owners approved the sale on Nov. 17, Crane vowed to meet with all the executives and make some very, very quick adjustments. And he did. From wire reports Rick Neuheisel Ed Wade Associated PressST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota coach Mike Yeo didnt flinch after his goalies rare flop. He went right back to Niklas Backstrom, and the Wild rode his glove to an important victory. Backstrom rebounded from a rough game and an early exit on an emotional evening with 32 saves, and the Wild stopped a twogame losing streak with a 31 win over Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. Hes been so good for us this year that he deserves that opportunity to bounce back after a game like that, Yeo said. Backstrom is 17-2-4 with a 1.91 goals against average in games after he has been pulled for performance and not injury. He, like many of the Wild players, was distracted by a ceremony honoring late teammate Derek Boogaard before Sundays game. They lost that one 5-2 to Calgary, the same score of their defeat by Edmonton on Friday. This came after they won 10 of 12 going into Thanksgiving. Backstrom said it was huge to put the previous three days behind him. You cant think too much. Its hockey. A lot of things happen to you. Just rely on yourself, work hard and play your own game, he said. Stamkos scored again for the Lightning, but they misfired on a bunch of open nets. Cal Clutterbucks short-handed goal his third this season and Pierre-Marc Bouchards goahead score in the second period gave the Wild all the offense they needed. Mikko Koivu had an assist and an empty-net goal to cap a quick, clean game that featured only four penalties. Were getting on the power play, if were lucky, twice a game, Stamkos said. I dont know if thats just a coincidence or if were not drawing enough penalties, but in order for our power play to be successful you cant have one a game and expect it to score every time. The Wild played a smart, disciplined, aggressive game to close a season-high, six-game homestand. They had good puck placement against Tampa Bays 1-3-1 trap and werent fazed after a fruitless first period. Wild beat Lightning by 2 NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh241464327759 Philadelphia231373298068 N.Y. Rangers201253275643 New Jersey221291255758 N.Y. Islanders216114164168 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Toronto241482307975 Boston221471297547 Buffalo231391276761 Ottawa2311102246979 Montreal2410104246160 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida231274286459 Washington221291257073 Tampa Bay2311102246372 Winnipeg239104226674 Carolina258134206083 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago241473317974 Detroit221471296549 St. Louis231382285749 Nashville221084245861 Columbus236143155475 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota241473315753 Vancouver231391276959 Edmonton231292266458 Colorado2410131216273 Calgary229121195060 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Dallas241491296265 San Jose201361276046 Phoenix221273276156 Los Angeles231184265555 Anaheim236134165076 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 1 Lady Canes capture ugly win Sports BRIEF Lady Panthers beat Lady Buffalo by 14 Lecanto High School girls basketball team scored its third victory of the season with a 4531 win Monday night against The Villages. Leading the Lady Panthers with a double-double was Miranda Barber as she netted 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. She also added four steals to her stats total on the night. Following close behind were Paige Richards with 13 points and three steals andMarie Buckley with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. The Lady Panthers will face their cross-county rival, the Lady Pirates, at 7:30 p.m. today in Crystal River. From staff report
Hathaway engaged to Shulman LOS ANGELES Anne Hathawa y has signed on for a new role: Fiancee. A spokesman for the 29-yearold actress says Hathaway is engaged to boyfriend and fellow actor Adam Shulman Publicist Stephen Huvane revealed no other details. Hathaway is among the stars of the anticipated Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. She was nominated for an Academy Award for 2008s Rachel Getting Married and hosted the 2011 Oscars with James Franco Breaking Dawn rules at box office LOS ANGELES The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 took the biggest bite of the box office again over Thanksgiving weekend, remaining the No. 1 movie with $41.7 million. The Muppets debuted in second place with $29.2 million. Ringling circus OKs $270K fine VIENNA, Va. The Virginia-based owner of the Ringling Bros. circus has agreed to pay a $270,000 fine to settle allegations that it violated federal animal-welfare laws in its handling of elephants, tigers, zebra and other exotic animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the civil penalty announced Monday is the largest ever assessed against an exhibitor under the Animal Welfare Act. Vienna-based Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said it does not admit to violating the law and agreed to the settlement as a cost of doing business to resolve its differences with the USDA.Jacksons doctor to be sentenced LOS ANGELES Michael Jacksons doctor will face the singers distraught family and ardent fans one more time when he returns to court for sentencing in the death of the superstar from an overdose of an operating-room anesthetic he was receiving to battle insomnia. Dr. Conrad Murrays sentencing Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter is the final step in the criminal case launched within days of Jacksons unexpected death in June 2009. Associated PressLOS ANGELES Doris Day, Americas pert, honey-voiced sweetheart of the 1950s and 1960s, beguiled audiences with her onscreen romances opposite top Hollywood leading men Cary Grant, Rock Hudson and Jack Lemmon. She adored and misses them all, says the 88-year-old Day. But her deepest yearning is reserved for her late son Terry Melcher, a record producer whose touch and voice are part of Days first album in nearly two decades. Oh, I wish he could be here and be a part of it. I would just love that. But it didnt work out that way, Day said, her voice subdued. Its a voice rarely heard since she withdrew from Hollywood in the early 1980s to the haven she made for herself in the northern California town of Carmel, where Clint Eastwood was once mayor. My Heart, set for a Dec. 2 U.S. release, has induced Day to edge back to public attention. The CD includes 13 previously unreleased tracks recorded over a 40-year span, including covers of Joe Cockers You Are So Beautiful, the Lovin Spoonfuls Daydream and a handful of standards. All proceeds go to Days longtime cause, animal welfare. A condensed version of the album was released in Britain earlier this fall and landed on the top 10 chart. Melcher, who worked with bands including the Byrds and the Beach Boys, produced most of the songs and sang on two. He died of melanoma in 2004 at age 62, leaving a void that draws tears from Day when she speaks of him. I loved doing it and having Terry with me. That was important, just for me, she said in an interview from Carmel. I wouldnt think it would be what it is. ... I just love that he is on it. And I miss him terribly, but I have that. The albums release coincides with new recognition for the actress and singer. It was announced this week that her recording of Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), featured in Alfred Hitchcocks 1956 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much starring Day and Jimmy Stewart, will be included in the Grammy Hall of Fame. In January, Day is to be honored with the Los Angeles Film Critics Associations career achievement award. And that career was storied. She once ruled the box office in a string of fluffy comedies including Pillow Talk with Hudson (which earned her a best actress nomination) and That Touch of Mink opposite Grant, movies that showcased her verve and fresh-faced sexiness. Her sweet vocals helped make hits of pop tunes including Sentimental Journey and Oscar-winners Que Sera, Sera and Secret Love. On screen, Day often played the determined single career girl who could be swept off her feet (but never into premarital sex) by such irresistible suitors as Grant or three-time co-star Hudson. She was also the loving wife and mother in such movies as Please Dont Eat the Daisies (1960), with David Niven. Day came off as a straight-shooter who didnt let her beauty go to her head; she was no Mad Men toy. Granted, she was too ladylike to fit the definition of a dame, in the parlance of her early career. But she could hold her ground without fraying the hem of her tone-perfect cinematic femininity, or her co-stars masculinity. She ventured into exceptions to her signature romantic-comedies, most notably the Hitchcock thriller and Love Me or Leave Me from 1955, in which Day played jazz singer Ruth Etting in the story of Ettings career and tempestuous marriage. Day said she had no quarrel with the studio system under which she worked, one in which her films were largely dictated. She had stumbled into the craft, after all, pushed from band and club singer to actress by her agent. Day got the first role she tested for, in 1948s Romance on the High Seas, and sailed on from there. I was just put there, put there, put there. And Ive never gotten over that. How could life be so good for me and I was never looking? I was never looking for it, she said. As for her personal life, she said, There are always things that you go through that arent perfect. For Day, that included three divorces and widowhood. When her third husband died, she learned that he and a business partner had lost her multimillion-dollar fortune. (She righted herself to some extent with the 1968-73 sitcom The Doris Day Show, and a lawsuit.) Her decision to leave Los Angeles and the industry behind was an impromptu one, Day said. She had regularly visited Carmel-By-TheSea, decided it suited her and made the move up the California coast and away. I just loved what I was doing. But then, when I came up here, I thought well, I had my turn, and thats just fine. And the other people are coming up and starring and it was their turn. I didnt think a thing about not working, she said. Instead, she devoted herself to promoting the well-being of animals with the Doris Day Animal Foundation, which she created in 1978 and which is the new albums beneficiary. Her own pets, including some half-dozen cats, have it good: She built a glassceiling extension off her house so the felines can enjoy the view without the risks of going outside. Why the attention to animals? Theyre the most perfect things on Earth, Day said. Theyre loyal. They love you. And theyll never forget you. ... I think theyre put here for us to learn what love is all about. Theyre also steadfast companions as her circle of family and friends has been narrowed by death. Shes still in regular touch with two-time co-star James Garner who shares anecdotes about their working relationship in his newly published autobiography, The Garner Files but she notes sadly how many other colleagues have passed away. Although dampened by loss, the buoyancy that infused her work in movies and music remains part of Day. In her ninth decade of life, however, the pace has changed. Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Life is just a bowl of cherries. So live and laugh at it all), a snappy tune and a favorite since she danced to it as a 5-year-old in Cincinnati, is on her new album. But the arrangement has turned it into beautiful ballad, Day said. A new Day rises Todays Birthday Your chart for the year ahead indicates a great deal of new activities and moving about. Any trips youll make arent likely to be of long duration, but they will be colorful and full of interesting, unusual activities. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Through a unique chain of communication, you could hear about some information that could be extremely helpful in furthering your financial well-being. Keep your ears primed to listen. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Due to the caring efforts of some special friends, something might be quietly arranged to help you out. Dont be too proud to accept their favors. 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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Favors or actions you expend on behalf of another will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged by that person, so dont hesitate to lend a hand with or without his or her knowledge. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Get out and join some friends, because any social interaction that has some elements of friendly competition will provide you with a most enjoyable time. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The secret to happiness is to keep both your hands and your mind busy for practical purposes. Actually, tasks that are usually a bore could turn out to be pleasant diversions. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Because of your smile and ingratiating conduct, your companionship will not only be welcomed but also sought after. Dont be surprised when you attract more attention than usual. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Events are stirring that could contribute to your material well-being. More than one source is likely to contribute to the enhancement of a number of possibilities for you. From wire reports Dr. Conrad Murray Anne Hathaway Adam Shulman Today in HISTORY SUNDAY, NOV. 28 Fantasy 5: 2 11 12 13 28 5-of-51 winner$175,663.36 4-of-5276$102.50 3-of-58,743$9 SATURDAY, NOV. 26 Powerball: 20 37 39 45 55 Powerball: 28 5-of-5 PBNo winner No Florida winner 5-of-5No winners No Florida winners Lotto: 2 9 13 22 26 37 6-of-6No winner 5-of-660$3,762 4-of-63,215$55.50 3-of-659,126$5 Fantasy 5: 5 15 19 29 35 5-of-51 winner$262,366.95 4-of-5376$112.50 3-of-511,415 $10 Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2011. There are 32 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Nov. 29, 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning. On this date: In 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, onetime adviser to Englands King Henry VIII, died. In 1864, a Colorado militia killed at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre. In 1910, British explorer Robert F. Scotts ship Terra Nova set sail from New Zealand, carrying Scotts expedition on its ultimately futile as well as fatal race to reach the South Pole first. In 1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the South Pole. In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, Calif., at age 43. In 1986, actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82. In 1991, 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle pileup during a dust storm on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, Calif. Ten years ago: George Harrison, the quiet Beatle, died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58. Five years ago: Still losing money after job and factory cuts, Ford Motor Co. said 38,000 workers, almost half of its hourly production force, had accepted buyouts or early retirement offers. One year ago: An Afghan border policeman killed six American servicemen during a training mission in a remote area near the Pakistani border. Todays Birthdays: Hallof-Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 84. Former French President Jacques Chirac is 79. Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee is 65. Movie director Joel Coen is 57. The mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, is 52. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 49. Actor Don Cheadle is 47. Pop singer Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the Block) is 43. Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 40. Actress Anna Faris is 35. Actor Julian Ovenden is 35. Rapper The Game is 32. Rock musician Ringo Garza is 30. Actor Lucas Black is 29. Thought for Today: When youve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. George Harrison (1943-2001). 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 on PEOPLE Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B3 E NTERTAINMENT Page B4 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Doris sings for first time in 17 years in CD on sale Dec. 2 Associated Press ABOVE: Actors Doris Day, left, and Tony Curtis pose with their awards for best actress and actor presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at its annual awards dinner Feb. 26, 1958, in Los Angeles. RIGHT: Actress Doris Day is shown in a promotional photo for her film Pillow Talk in April 1959. Day is shown Jan. 28, 1989, at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
In the crosshairs Medicare back on the brink over cuts to doctors R ICARDO A LONSOZ ALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON P oliticians of both parties outdo each other vying for the approval of seniors, but their inability to compromise on the federal budget has put Medicare in the crosshairs again. Unless Congress acts before Jan. 1, doctors face a 27 percent cut in their fees for treating Medicare patients. That could undermine health care for millions of elderly and disabled beneficiaries. Last year around the holidays doctors were looking at a cut of about 20 percent. Its become a recurring symbol of the governments budget dysfunction. The cuts are the consequence of a 1990s budget law that failed to control spending but never got repealed. Congress passes a temporary fix each time, only to grow the size of reductions required next time around. The supercommittees breakdown leaves the so-called doc fix unresolved with time running out. A thousand miles away in Harlan, Iowa, Dr. Don Klitgaard is trying to contain his frustration. I dont see how primary care doctors could take anywhere near like a 27 percent pay cut and continue to function, said Klit gaard, a family physician at a local medical center. I assume theres going to be a temporary fix, because the health care system is going to implode without it. Medicare patients account for about 45 percent of the visits to his clinic. Klitgaard said the irony is that he and his colleagues have been making improvements, keeping closer tabs on those with chronic illnesses in the hopes of avoiding needless hospitalizations. While that can save money for Medicare, it requires considerable upfront investment from the medical practice. The threat of a huge cut makes it very difficult to continue down this road, said Klitgaard, adding its almost comical lawmakers would let the situation get so far out of hand. Theres nothing to laugh about, says a senior Washington lobbyist closely involved with the secretive supercommittee deliberations. The health care industry lobbyist, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to make public statements, said lawmakers of both parties wanted to deal with the cuts to doctors, but a fundamental partisan divide over tax increases blocked progress of any kind. The main options now before Congress include a one-year or two-year fix. The problem is the cost. Congress used to add it to the federal deficit, but lawmakers cant get away with that in these fiscally austere times. Instead, they must find about $22 billion in offsets for the one-year option, $35 billion for the two-year version. A permanent fix would cost about $300 billion over 10 years, making it much less likely. Its going to be a real challenge, and theres not a lot of time to play pingpong, said the lobbyist. Its entirely possible given past performance that Congress misses the deadline. Congressional leaders of both parties have said that wont happen. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., says the Medicare fix is too important not to get done before the end of the year. His House counterpart, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, RMich., agrees. But how? The endgame for a complex negotiation also involving expiring tax cuts, unemployment benefits and dozens of lesser issues H EALTH & L IFE S ince my first column in the Chronicle in February 1997, I have written many times about the benefits of exercise. And this benefit is not just related to cancer, but heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. But from a cancer standpoint, the numbers are enormous. Researchers have linked nearly 50,000 cases of breast cancer, and more than 40,000 cases of colon cancer per year to a simple lack of activity. Yes, the take-home message is get off your butt, Citrus County. Just by getting away from our desks and our sofas and our video games and computers and TVs, you can make great strides towards lowering Dr. C. Joseph Bennett AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Activity lowers your cancer risk See BENNETT / Page C2 Dr. Sunil Gandhi CANCER & BLOOD DISEASE Do not assume it aint broke I recently saw a 67year-old gentleman. He was a strong believer in the proverb, If it aint broke, dont fix it. Since he was feeling fine, he assumed everything was fine. Therefore, he never went to see a physician. The problem is, the body is very complex and many times, you do not feel any problem until it is too late. So many times we do not realize that it is broken and we assume it is not broken. Unfortunately, he had high blood pressure and he never realized it. High See GANDHI / Page C2 W ounds of any type, whether accidental or created by surgery, will eventually heal, sometimes better than other times, depending on certain factors. The following paragraphs are an effort to explain wound healing, and why sometimes it is better than others. As doctors, we must remember that the patient may be very concerned about how their wound heals. For the patient, it may be a more profound issue than it is for the doctor on how the wound ultimately turns out. No one wants a scar (especially not on the face). It is impossible to avoid a scar after surgery; however, they can be minimized. First of all, lets try to understand what goes on in wound healing. There are actually four stages. The first stage occurs within seconds to minutes, and is a direct result of bleeding into the wound area, which brings components of the blood to the site of the injury to begin the wound healing process. Substances in the blood, including platelets, will start clot formation, which allows these products in the blood to accumulate around the wound and begin the initial phase. The next stage of wound healing is inflammation. Other parts of blood components are relegated to do this next phase Stages of wound healing T odays column is going to be a little different. It is a story about me past to present. It all started about 23 years ago. That was when I was finishing up building the office I am still in. Since dental offices send work to labs on a regular basis I was in need of a box outside my office to put case work in for the lab to pick up. I asked my builder, Bill Burns, who he would recommend to weld me a box that could be attached to the building next to the side door. He suggested Joe Ronzo. Knowing the attention to detail that Bill Burns put into things, I knew I was going to be happy with his recommendation. I called Joe Ronzo and we met. Right off the bat I knew I was going to be happy. My parents raised both my brother and me to appreciate quality. Joe knew exactly what I needed. He explained how he was going to build it and fasten it to the building. Again, I knew I would be happy. If any of you know Joe, you know how easy he is to talk to what a great personality he has. We ended up becoming friends. While my office was being built I ended up being unemployed. This worked out to be fine. I was able to watch things progress and be certain they were as I expected. One day while driving to Dentist goes to the doctor See VASCIMINI / Page C3 See GRILLO / Page C3 Dr. Denis Grillo EAR, NOSE & THROAT Section C TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE INSIDE Richard Hoffmann / Page C3 Dr. Frank Vascimini SOUND BITES Associated Press In this Oct. 26, 2009, file photo, primary care physician Dr. Don Klitgaard greets Muriel Bacon as her husband weighs in with a nurse at the Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa. Unless Congress acts before Jan. 1, doctors will again face steep Medicare cuts that threaten to undermine health care for millions of seniors and disabled people. Its become a symbol of sorts for the federal governments budget dysfunction. 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Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute is hosting the Gulfcoast North Area Education Center (AHEC) FreeTobacco Dependence Program Tuesdays beginning Nov. 29. The seven-week program includes gum, patches and lozenges at no cost. The free class is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. at the RBOI Allen Ridge campus at 522 N. Lecanto Highway. To register, call (813) 929-1000, ext. 213. For information, watch Navigating Cancer, the new television program hosted by Dr. Joey Bennett and Wendy Hall at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays on local WYKE TV Channel 16 and Bright House 47, or call RBOI at (352) 527-0106. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers : To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call (352) 527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is also required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org for details. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, First Baptist Church of Crystal River, 700 Citrus Ave., Crystal River. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, Walmart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Bloodmobile will be parked from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in front of the West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693, on Grover Cleveland Boulevard east of U.S. 19 in Homosassa. Anyone who gives blood will receive a coupon for a free well drink in the Lodge. Movember events where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for mens health issues. Men grow a Mo (moustache) during November to become walking, talking billboards for mens health causes specifically, cancers affecting men. There will be a Movember in Citrus County Mo Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Burkes of Ireland in downtown Crystal River. During the Mo Show at 6:30 p.m., prizes will be awarded to the Best Looking Mo, the Biggest Mo and the Lamest Mo (for the facial folically challenged). Those who dont wish to keep their Mos can participate in the Mo Shave Off with shearing skills provided by Carol Condiff from Sunflower Springs Assisted Living Community. In addition, there will be Celebrity Bartending, the Agricultural Alliance of Citrus County will offer food for purchase and Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center will provide all men older than 50 with a coupon for a free prostate screening (in January 2012, up to 100 appointments). For more information, contact Theressa Foster at (352) 457-9644 or tfoster@sunflower alf.com, or Dorothy T. Pernu, APR, at (352) 634-1823 or email@example.com. Upcoming seminars at the SHARE Club at CMHS. Call (352) 560-6266 to register. Mended Hearts of Citrus County 10 a.m. Nov. 30. Have you or a family member had or have cardiovascular disease? If so and you would like to learn more about this group, join Millie King, president of the Mended Hearts Support Group at the SHARE Club. Interested in crafts? 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7. Marianne Vincelli of The Crafty Lady and some of her staff offer a handson demonstration of their handcrafted skills: metal embossing, ornament painting, cards and watercolors. Recognizing signs and symptoms of stroke and importance of accessing emergency care 10 a.m. Dec. 7. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel (artery) that supplies blood to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot.Yet more than half of all stroke victims have no obvious symptoms or warning signs.Dr. Beena Stanley and CMHS ED Staff Nurse P.A. Affolter, R.N., will speak about strokes and why early treatment results in better outcomes. LECANTO The Wings Grief Services Division of Hospice of Citrus County will present a professional education opportunity, Beyond KblerRoss: New Perspectives on Death, Dying and Grief : 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Suite A. Homosassa. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. How has professional understanding of dying and grief progressed and developed? Hospice of Citrus County will offer this three-hour program in coordination with Hospice Foundation of America. The program is free, open to the public and reservations are requested. Call Lynn Miller at (352) 527-2020 for information or to make reservation. Visit us on the Web at www.hospiceof citruscounty.org. Surviving the Holidays workshops by Wings Grief Services of Hospice of Citrus County, free and open to the community. Reservations are requested, call Lynn Miller at (352) 527-2020. Visit www. hospiceofcitruscounty.org. 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at 1 Hospice of Citrus County East Citrus Office, 326 S. Line Ave., Inverness. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Hospice of Citrus County Beverly Hills Office, 10 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto. 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at 2 Hospice of Citrus County Levy Office, 24-B County Road 40 East, Inglis. Join the free LifeSharers program to donate your organs. Everyone is welcome to join LifeSharers. There is neither age requirement nor limit and parents can enroll their minor children as well. Pre-existing medical conditions do not exclude you from becoming a member. Even if you are already a registered organ donor, you can improve your chances of getting an organ if you ever need one by joining. Visit the website to join online at www.lifesharers.org. From 5 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly, Applebees at 1901 Main St. in Inverness has Dining to Donate 10 percent of the guests bill will be sent to the corporate office of LifeSharers. A flier must be presented: email Anna DiPleco at firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject Re: LifeSharers) for a copy of the flier for presentation. Call DiPleco at (352) 7268489 to answer any questions. The George A. Dame Community Health Center BoardMeetings are at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at the Citrus County Health Department, 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, in the first floor conference room. Support GROUPS NEW PORT RICHEY Community Chatterboxes support group to assist individuals suffering from communication deficits (i.e., aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, etc.) as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders, 3 to 4 p.m. every other Thursday at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. Call (727) 845-0757. BROOKSVILLE Man to Man prostate cancer support group, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Brooksville Center, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Call Mary Capo at (352) 596-1926. Grandparents and others Raising Children 10 a.m. to noon the first Monday monthly at the Citrus County Resource Center. Call Amy Engelken at (352) 527-5905. OCALA The Alzheimers and Memory Disorders support group of Ocala, 3 to 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Medical Office Building at West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 S.W. 46th Court, second-floor Community Room. Call (352) 401-1453. Families Against Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at Sandy Oaks RV Resort, 6760 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, for families, friends and anyone affected by MS. Call (352) 422-5868. Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter support group: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11 a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at (352) 527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at (352) 592-8128. HUDSON Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Alzheimers support group meetings 10 a.m. to noon the first Tuesday monthly in the second-floor conference room. The meeting is open to caregivers and other interested people to discuss and exchange ideas as well as help and encourage those who are involved in the care for Alzheimers patients. Call Maria Curley at (727) 992-1358 or Kathy Montero at the Alz heimers Family Organization at (727) 848-8888. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson. Visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com. SPRING HILL Caregiver Support Group 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly, at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Pamela McGee, facilitator, at (352) 688-7744. your risk of cancer. And the other health benefits are just a bonus. Data and research to support this was recently presented at The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Annual Conference. The figures really highlight the important role that both activity and inactivity play in the development of specific cancers. While many people try to blame chemicals in the food supply, air quality or genetic abnormalities, the plain truth is that we the people are far more lazy today than we were a hundred years ago, and in some respects, we just have ourselves to blame for our ailments. Other causes of cancer that can be controlled include tobacco use, alcohol use and sun exposure. Yes, we are to blame for many of the problems we face each day, and if we want to, we can change the odds. Can anyone ever guarantee that they will not have cancer? No. But you can lower your risk. On the basis of the findings, the AICR is urging people to not only get more exercise, but also try simple things, like getting away from your desk for one to two minutes per hour. It could be as simple as walking up and down a flight of stairs, walking around the block or even around the building. To get the full impact, we all need to make time to get at least half an hour of moderate to vigorous activity every day. This is not simply an example of me urging you to do something based upon personal thoughts; it is backed with hard science. Researchers recently presented findings from the Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention (ALPHA) Trial. The latest results from this trial involve C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, which is linked to cancer risk. In a study appearing in the October issue of the journal Cancer Prevention Research, moderate to vigorous daily activity reduced C-reactive protein levels among postmenopausal women. Researchers have not yet identified how inflammation increases cancer risk; it is known, though, that the inflammation process produces chemicals called cytokines, which are immune-response chemicals that encourage cell growth and reproduction, and suppress cell death that contribute to an increased cancer risk. What does all of this mean? Well, in breast and colon cancers, for example, were seeing overall risk reductions of about 25 percent to 30 percent associated with higher levels of physical activity. With prostate cancer, the evidence isnt as strong, but its still there about 10 percent to 20 percent lower risk. For uterine cancer, we are finding about 30 percent to 35 percent risk reduction with more physical activity. So, lets be creative, and increase our physical activity. Stand up and walk around when you are on the phone, something that many people (including my daughters) seem to do subconsciously to the point of annoying everyone else. Now, its apparently good for your health. Use some light dumbbells or hand weights while at your desk. Take short breaks to walk up and down the hallway and visit your co-workers or get some water. Basically anything and everything that gets you up out of your chair for a few minutes per hour restores healthy circulation and reduces the risks of a buildup of inflammation and other cancer markers. These little things could make a huge impact in your life. Dr. Bennett is a board certified radiation oncologist, member of the Citrus County Unit and Florida Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer, hosted by Dr. Bennett, on WYKE TV, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email at email@example.com. blood pressure, like diabetes or high cholesterol, is a silent killer. It does not hurt for a while, but when it does, it can cause serious, irreparable damage. That is what happened in my patients case. One day, he found he could not move the left side of his body and he was rushed to the hospital. He was diagnosed as having a stroke due to uncontrolled high blood pressure. In the hospital, he had mild lowering of platelet count and so he was referred as an outpatient to see me in the office. On my examination, I found he had an enlarged spleen. I performed a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy and it showed that my patient has low-grade nonHodgkins lymphoma. This is also indolent lymphoma. These types of lymphoma grow very slowly and often have spread by the time they are diagnosed. Most patients with indolent NHL have advanced disease when they first visit an oncologist (a doctor who specializes in treating cancer). This type of lymphoma usually responds well to several different types of treatment, but it may come back months or years after treatment is complete. Due to his stroke, he can walk but needs help with a walker. He is not at all confused. I had a long discussion with him and his wife. They understand the diagnosis and prognosis fairly well. He had an enlarged spleen that was causing some pain; also, he had low blood counts. He was complaining of some night sweats, which is a classical symptom of lymphoma. I decided to treat him with Rituxan. This is not chemo therapy and it does not cause hair loss or nausea or vomiting. It is a targeted therapy which affects mainly cancer cells and not normal cells. It is called a monoclonal antibody. He just started the treatment and he is already feeling better. I hope that with physical therapy and other treatment for his stroke, he will be able to walk normally without any walker. Remember, it is very important to get regular physical examination by a physician at least once a year. We all need to get preventive checkups with simple blood tests to rule out high cholesterol and some other important blood tests. If you dont go to a doctor, the problem does not go away; it always shows up eventually and most times in much worse fashion. Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of the American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 746-0707. C2 T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE Health NOTES GANDHI Continued from Page C1 BENNETT Continued from Page C1 SO YOU KNOW Due to space limitations, listings of weekly support groups and organizations will appear in future. 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the office, I saw Joes welding truck across the street from my office. I stopped by to say hello and shoot the breeze with him. While he was diligently fixing the air conditioner on the roof of the building that was once Brothers Bar, Joe proudly mentioned that one of his sons was in medical school and was planning on becoming a spine surgeon. I was obviously impressed and touched to see Joes eyes light up when he spoke of his son. Present day ... About three weeks ago, I had been going to my chiropractor, Dr. Horn, to help with this shooting pain that started in my right buttocks and went down my right leg into my calf. It prevented me from sitting too long and was becoming increasingly hard to manage. Although I was receiving excellent chiropractic care, it was not taking care of the pain and I was becoming frustrated. Then on one fateful morning, our 7 a.m. hygiene patient walked in the door and who do you think it was? Joe Ronzo. Only this time it was not Joe Ronzo the welder; it was Joe Ronzo the spine surgeon. Since that day long ago when his father spoke of him, I have had the pleasure of becoming friendly with the younger Joe, as a fellow parent at our childrens school, and later, as he did surgery on my dad and took care of my wifes back issues. After checking Joes teeth I asked if he had a minute and he said, without hesitation, that he did. We went into my office and I explained what was going on. He suggested a form of therapy that I tried at home. After a weekend of doing this with no benefit, I called him on Monday and he suggested an MRI. I advised Dr. Horn of this and went for the MRI. The next morning, I promptly received a call from Dr. Ronzo who said, Guess what, Frank. You have a cyst between L4 and L5 that is pressing on a nerve causing the pain you are experiencing. I asked him about my options. He explained the nonsurgical method and then the surgical method. I chose the surgical route and guess who did the surgery yep, Dr. Joe Ronzo. I sit here tonight with no pain. No pain in my buttocks and no pain down my leg. I do not even have any surgical pain. Joe did the surgery on the Monday before Thanksgiving and I left the hospital that day and was able to walk out of the car and into my home with no problem. By Wednesday night I went out to dinner with our good friends, Steve and Patty. Steve was the nurse anesthetist that put me to sleep. Thanks Steve for all that you did. I appreciate you coming in on your week off to take great care of me. It was painless and I dont remember a thing yeah!! All I can say is Joe Ronzo, the dad, you did a great job with Joe Ronzo, the surgeon! He evidently learned a lot from you over the years about kindness, compassion and expertise. I am fully aware that without the education Joe received he could not do what he did. However, I believe that, just as important as that education, is the example you set for Joe Jr. I am sure you taught him about doing things right the first time, always giving it your best and paying attention to the details. The guy who welded my package box was not just a welder; he was a craftsman that always showed a sense of pride in what he did. The surgeon that removed my cyst was not just a surgeon, he was a man who was taught to be thorough and passionate about anything he does. In closing, I, of course what to thank Dr. Joe Ronzo for what an awesome job he did. I am truly amazed and grateful for how I feel right now. And, of course, I must give special thanks to Joe Ronzo, Sr. for all the effort he put into his son. Thanks for getting up on that roof at Brothers Bar and helping pay all those bills to get your kid through school so that he could become the awesome surgeon he is today. Thanks one more time to the awesome team that took care of me: Dr. Joe Ronzo and staff, Dr. Roy Horn and staff, Steve Johnson and all the great staff at Citrus Memorial Health System. Thanks so much! Dr. Frank Vascimini is a Homosassa dentist. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@MasterpieceDental Studio.com. VASCIMINIContinued from Page C1 of the wound healing. This process starts within the first 24 hours, and can last up to days as they carry on the wound healing process and reconstruction. The third phase of healing is called proliferation, which is a repair phase that will also start about one hour after the initial wound, and can last up to three or four weeks. This involves phases where blood vessels are being developed and growing into the wound site to help provide nutrition for the continued repair. At this point, you will see a product called collagen playing a factor in starting the scar tissue formation to begin to lend strength to the wound edge. Granulation tissue, as it is called, is sometimes called proud flesh in simple terms. It tends to be pinkreddish, and is sometimes thick and lumpy. The fourth and final phase of wound healing is called maturing. This process can last up to one year in some instances. As the wound matures, the blood vessels that have grown into the wound to bring blood and nutrients to the area to help the healing process will start to fade away, thus you start to see the wound become less red and pink, and more like the surrounding normal tissue. We also start seeing an increased strength in the wound, and the wound will eventually re-mottle and look normal, or nearly as normal as the surrounding tissue that has not been violated. The final result is an area that is healed up and may have about 80 percent of the original strength in that area, but should not pose any major problems to the patient. Wound healing itself can be affected by factors in ones own body, as well as outside factors. This includes age, illness and immune status, which of course should be good to get optimal results, and ones tendency to form thick scars and/or keloid scars. Certain hereditary diseases can affect wound healing, as well as chronic disease states, such as lung, heart, and liver. An example for this might be diabetes. Outside factors that can influence healing is diet, malnutrition, smoking, alcoholism, drug use, poor oxygen levels that could be related to secondhand smoke, and also previously treated cancers and diseases. Patients sometimes go through radiation and chemotherapy that can sometimes affect wound healing. Lastly, some medications can inhibit the wound healing process. This includes steroids, blood thinners and anticoagulants, to name a few. Agents that help wound healing include: cleansing to avoid local infection, and good wound closure, whether it is a Band-Aid, Steri-Strip or sutures. Once the wound scar is on its way and obviously doing well, there are some products that can be used to help scar formation and the outcome, and the look of the wound. One of the most common and widely available over-thecounter products is actually an extract from onion. Some doctors and scientists feel that it is a 50/50 chance whether this truly makes a difference or not. Other products that were derived from silicone have shown some promise to help wound healing. Whatever the case, always remember to handle a wound gently so as not to further traumatize it. Use clean and sterile techniques in wound care, and remember that the healing process goes on for weeks and months, and that it is weaker than normal tissue, so therefore guard it and protect it from any further physical injury, and keep it out of direct sunlight so as it can heal and have the same coloration of the surrounding non-traumatized tissue. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at (352) 795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C3 Bristol Stool Scale classifies bowel movements Q : I have constipation and my stool comes out in a cluster of round balls (illustration enclosed). I take a mild vegetable laxative, but Im not getting the right solid smooth waste outgo. What do you think? A: Thank you for your letter and illustration. Stools are often classified into seven types, based upon the Bristol Stool Scale, which was developed at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom in 1997. This scale is based upon how much time the stool spends in the colon, with Type 1 being in the colon the most time and Type 7 being in the colon the shortest time. According to the Bristol Stool Form Scale, the seven types of stool, according to their appearance in the toilet water, are as follows: Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (hard to pass). Type 2: Sausage-shaped, but lumpy. Type 3: Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface. Type 4: Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft. Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges (passed easily). Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool. Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces (entirely liquid). Constipation is the most common digestion-related complaint in the United States. It is usually described as a condition in which a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements. Many people think they should have a bowel movement at least once a day. In general, however, as many as three bowel movements per day to as few as three per week is considered normal. Although constipation can affect people of all ages, there appears to be an increased prevalence among people 65 years and older. The incidence of constipation is about 5 percent in people aged 65 to 74, and it rises to about 10 percent in those older than 75. Adult women are also more likely to suffer from constipation than men. The average weight of a stool is about 3 1/2 ounces, but it varies a lot. About 75 percent of the stool is water, but most of this water is locked up inside of bacteria and undigested plant cells. Half to two-thirds of the stool is bacteria and the rest is mainly undigested residues of plant foods (fiber). Please discuss your stool concerns with your doctor to determine if any additional tests or treatment is necessary. Richard P Hoffmann, Pharm.D., has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Send questions to him at 2960 E. Coventry Court, Hernando, FL 34442. GRILLO Continued from Page C1 remains unclear. They have to come up with a solution, and they will have to appear to pay for that solution, and that will be contentious, said economist Robert Reischauer, one of the public trustees who oversees Medicare and Social Security financing. One option: cut other parts of Medicare. Another: trim back spending under the health care overhaul law. Either of those approaches would mobilize opposition. A nonpartisan panel advising lawmakers is recommending doctors share the pain of a permanent fix with a 10-year freeze for primary care physicians and cuts followed by a freeze for specialists. Doctors arent buying that. The Obama administration says seniors and their doctors have nothing to fear. But doctors are becoming increasingly irritated about dealing with Medicare. Surveys have shown that many physicians would consider not taking new Medicare patients if the cuts go through. Some primary care doctors are going into concierge medicine, limiting their practice to patients able to pay a fee of about $1,500 a year, a trend that worries advocates for the elderly. Ultimately, the solution is an overhaul of Medicares payment system so doctors are rewarded for providing quality, cost-effective care, said Mark McClellan, an economist and medical doctor who served as Medicare administrator for President George W. Bush. That continues to elude policymakers. Instead, the threat of payment cuts has become a holiday tradition, said McClellan. Its just not a very enjoyable one. MEDICARE Continued from Page C1 Richard Hoffmann ASK THE PHARMACIST A nonpartisan panel advising lawmakers is recommending doctors share the pain of a permanent fix with a 10-year freeze for primary care physicians. Says Thank You to our faithful subscribers TO ENTER:Enter online @ chronicleonline.com click on Features, enter contest or fill out this form, mail or bring to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 Anytime before Noon on December 19. Name.................................................... Phone.................................................. Email.................................................... FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY ASK US ABOUT EZ PAY!A Beautiful Holiday Centerpiece from Citrus Publishing employees and their families are not eligible. 800-525-0276 1789 W. Main St., Inverness thelittleflowershopininverness.com
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Visit the website at cmug online.com and click News and Events for time, date and place of regular meetings, or email email@example.com for more information. Tickets on sale for New Years ballCitrus County Parks and Recreation will present its first New Years Eve Ball. The formal affair will be on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Citrus Springs Community Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m.; dinner will be served at 8 p.m. and music will be provided by a six-piece band, Magic Sound, from Orlando. Appetizers will be offered before the sit-down dinner, with a cash bar available during the event. Advance tickets are $25 per person and need to be purchased at the Citrus Springs office with choice of New York strip or chicken marsala. For information, call (352) 465-7007 or (352) 527-7540. Sponsored by Citrus County Parks & Recreation and the Chronicle NARFE slates holiday gathering NARFE Chapter 776 members and guests are invited to the annual Christmas luncheon and 50th anniversary celebration at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Inverness Golf and Country Club, 3150 S. Country Club Drive. Cost is $18 and includes salad, entre, dessert and wine. This will be a special celebration because of the 50th anniversary, with the keynote address given by Region III Vice President Donald Stewart. Mail reservations with payment to: Secretary, NARFE Chapter 776, P.O. Box 614, Lecanto, FL 34460 by Dec. 3, and remember to bring a new unwrapped Toys For Tots gift for a needy boy or girl. For more information, call (352) 527-3991. C OMMUNITY Page C4 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Precious Paws ADOPTABLE Kitties Special to the Chronicle Young adult cats, kittens and puppies are waiting for a home for the holidays. If you want a surprise holiday delivery of your newly adopted pet, a Precious Paws volunteer elf is available in Citrus County. Arrangements must be made at the time of the adoption. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44, Inverness, every day during store hours. The Precious Paws Adoption Center at Crystal River Mall is open noon to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. View pets at www.preciouspaws florida.com or call (352) 726-4700. Concert to jazz up holidays The Citrus County Historical Society presents the next concert in its Jazz at the Museum Series, Santas Jazzy Wonderland, on Thursday, Dec. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. Appetizers from Deco Caf and a cash bar will be available. Music starts at 7 p.m. An all-star cast of musicians known as Southern Exposure will perform the sounds of the season with band leader Norman Bernard and vocalist Kim Evans. Tickets for $25 may be purchased at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum by calling (352) 341-6427. Book now for New York lunchThe New York Club will meet at noon Thursday, Dec. 15, at Inverness Golf & Country Club. Fred Campbell will play holiday music. The meeting was changed to the third Thursday, just for December. Menu will be baked salmon or chicken cordon bleu with rice pilaf and buttered corn, dinner rolls and rice pudding with raisins and apples, coffee, tea or nonalcoholic beverage. Cost is $12, which includes tax and tip. Bring a $5 gift for an exchange if you wish; mark the gift for a woman or man. Write your menu choice on your check. Lunch reservations must be made by Wednesday, Dec. 7. Mail check to: New York Club, P.O. Box 641261, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. All are welcome; being from New York is not a requirement to join. Call Dot or Ed for more information at (352) 527-2332. Dinner, auctions benefit education Suncoast Business Masters will present An Evening of Dinner and Auctions, eighth annual silent auction, live auction and dinner, on Friday, Dec. 2, at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club in the Hampton Room. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Auctions, wine tasting and live music will be offered throughout the evening. Attire is business casual and tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast. In addition to every 6 cents raised at the auction, the state of Florida will match with 94 cents. For tickets or more information, call Tricia Durham at (352) 613-0990 or Carol Ann Wilson at (352) 563-2828. To donate to the silent auction, call Theressa Foster at (352) 621-8017. Rec center to host card partyBeverly Hills Recreation Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, will host a Military Card Party on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Games will begin at 1 p.m. Donation is $12. Reservations for tables of four players are recommended. Singles are welcome and tablemates will be arranged, if possible. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Dec. 2. Early reservations are encouraged. Tickets are available at the office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the door. Call (352) 746-4882 or (352) 746-3636. Final plans for B.H. parade All those interested parties for the Beverly Hills Parade will meet at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 29, at the Lions Den, 72 Civic Circle Drive. Final preparations will be made. For more information, call Tom at (352) 527-0962. Special to the ChronicleLearn where you can make a difference and discover your niche in community service. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program hosts a forum for people to link up with volunteer opportunities. This is an opportunity to meet with NCVC/RSVP staff and volunteer managers throughout the county and learn about their programs. The next Opportunity Links will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Citrus County Resource Center Caf, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and RSVP are the engine through which several local organizations connect hundreds of volunteers to meaningful service opportunities. NCVC/RSVP works on a community-wide basis across various issues to develop high-impact volunteer programming. For information, call (352) 5275950 or email ncvc@ bocc.citrus.fl.us, or visit www.naturecoastvolunteer center.org. Community involvement Learn where to volunteer at Dec. 7 forum Special to the Chronicle The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program announce new officers that were sworn in on Friday, Nov. 18. The new officers will serve as the Retired Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council. Commissioner Dennis Damato officiated the ceremony. From left are: immediate past President Wendy Hall, President Heidi Blanchette, Vice President Jan Squires, Commissioner Damato, Treasurer Laurie Diestler and Secretary Joanne Granger. Special to the ChronicleFlorida is fortunate to foster a diversity of mammals. Some are unique they exist nowhere else in the world. Some are beneficial to humans, some are considered a nuisance and some are simply just beautiful. There are native Florida mammals and those that have found their way here. Some are greatly endangered and some have growing populations. If you would like to know more about mammals, attend one of the free Master Gardener Plant Clinics to learn answers to such questions as What is digging up my yard? The schedule for the December clinics is: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Floral City Library. 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Coastal Region Library, Crystal River. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Lakes Region Library, Inverness. 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, Citrus Springs Library, Citrus Springs. The plant clinic normally slated for the fourth Tuesday in Homosassa will not be done this month, but will return in January. For more information, call the Extension Service at (352) 527-5700. I t was a gathering of men, women, youths and children at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness for the 12th annual Celebration of Life Gala of the Life Choice Care Center. Thirty tables filled the huge hall and 37 youths from Citrus High and Hernando and home-schoolers served the tables with professional care for those in their assigned station. Interdenominational churches mingled and shared their triumphs and challenges during the social hour. We learned that the Inverness-based center is planning a Crystal River area center in the near future and that volunteers are needed. Speakers are available by calling the center at (352) 341-5176. The mission of the Life Choice Care Center, at 305 S. Line Ave., Inverness, is to uphold the sanctity of human life by proclaiming the personal witness of Jesus Christ. The stated 2011 goals outlined in the program are: To create an environment and opportunity to clearly and compassionately present the Gospel to each client. To attract young women who are pregnant or possibly pregnant to the center in order to engage them in prolife dialog. To encourage clients to practice a biblical standard of sexual purity. To provide a comprehensive ministry to client education. Services provided by the center include free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds at the Genesis Womens Center, options counseling, parenting classes, relationships counseling, abstinence education, post-abortion support, and maternity and baby resources. Kathy Davis serves as executive director and Karen Yurkovich serves as the bookkeeper. Maureen Baird is the vice chairwoman of the board. Pastor Marple Lewis is the board secretary and the Rev. Joe Maddox serves as the director. Volunteers are Marilyn Berg, Meril Chergwin, Amanda Connolly, Ginger Hiley, Carole Kenper, Shirley Lane, Emily McGeoch, Joyce Schirmer, Sandy Stokes, Anne Stratton, Joan Vitale and Boules. Volunteer training is done twice a year. Sponsors for this years gala were Omie and Madge Benson, Citrus County Right to Life, Floyd and Jo Ford, Drs. Steve and Julie Howard, Casey and Faye Kearse, Nick and Lynda Ford, Nicholas, Jon and Renee Snyder, Suzanne Fuller, Nature Coast Baptist Association and Provident Security Inc. 19 Sports. This years banquet committee included members of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Steven Hannie for the printing services, Hap Hough, WTI chef for the food preparation, Sharon Perry for food preparation, Marlene Moran for table decorations, Amanda Connolly as banquet coordinator and Bradley Looper, media specialist. Kathy Davis, executive director, was a six-year volunteer prior to her appointment. Expressing the joy in being a part of the ongoing ministry, she noted that the centers counseling to men and women has assisted with the birth of 12 babies and four adoptions recently. Housing, transportation and medical assistance is ongoing. Accountability, earning while learning and parenting classes are mainstays of the center. Guest speaker, the Rev. Chris Whaley, was an original member of the body of pastors and laymen who envisioned and birthed the center. A graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and Southwestern Theological Seminary and formerly the pastor of Beverly Hills Baptist Church, he is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Longwood. He kept us in stitches with his unrivaled humorous pastoral anecdotes, Will Rogers style. Among his zingers were: Laughter is the suntan lotion on the sunshine of life. Always remember you are unique, just like everyone else. If at first you dont succeed, maybe skydiving is not for you. Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. He remarked that it is our responsibility to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. It makes all the difference in the world to each one who comes to the Life Choice Care Center. Make an impact on their lives with their life-changing, dire decisions. Ways to help include supplying items for the baby room and donating professional services. Other ministries to be added include a job corps, maternity home, satellite centers and an adoption agency. Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P .O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Celebration of Life fetes centers work Ruth Levins AROUND THE COMMUNITY Mulling over Floridas mammals December clinics to take a look at critters Helping stock CUB John and Dusty Porter recently presented a $323 cash donation and more than 100 pounds of food to Citrus United Basket. The money and food will be used to help feed families during the holiday season. The donations were collected at the Porters 12th annual Halloween Haunted Maze and Graveyard display on Oct. 29 and 31. Pictured with John and Dusty Porter is Lisa Davis of CUB. Special to the Chronicle
E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C5 Victor Mollo wrote many stories about his menagerie of bridge players. He died in 1987, but recently some unpublished articles surfaced. They have been put, along with some previously published material, into The Hog Takes to Precision (Master Point Press). The chapters in which the Hideous Hog uses the Precision Club bidding system to make life easier for his partners, especially the Rueful Rabbit, are terrific. The others I had seen before. If you have never read any of Mollos stories, get an older book first, perhaps the original Bridge in the Menagerie, to become acquainted with the characters, then turn to this volume. In this deal from the book, two diamonds was an inverted minor-suit raise, showing 10-plus points and denying a four-card or longer major. Two spades was a Hog special, in principle showing a spade stopper and denying a heart stopper. Three spades by the Rueful Rabbit was a transfer bid, asking his partner to bid three no-trump. Now West understandably chose a heart lead. Since it was a pair event, every trick was vital. The Hog won with his jack, cashed the heart king, crossed to the diamond queen, took the heart ace, discarding a spade, and ran the diamonds, bringing everyone down to four cards. East, knowing South had the spade ace, believed he couldnt have the club king, because that would have given him 18 points, enough for a one-club opening. So she discarded three clubs. Now the Hog ended with 12 tricks for a cold top. TUESDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 29, 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 NewsNightly NewsEntertainmentAccess HollywdThe Biggest Loser Makeovers; another elimination. 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(N)The Middle (In Stereo) PG Body of Proof Gross AnatomyNewsNightline (N) G(WCLF) IND 6 2 2 2 2 22 22The Place for Miracles: Your Hour of Healing G Praise W-Kenneth Hagin Great Awakening Life Today With James Robison Purpose for LifeGreat Awakening(WFTS) ABC < 11 11 11 11ABC Action News at 6 PM ABC World NewsWheel of Fortune (N) G Jeopardy! (N) G Last Man Standing (N) Man Up! (N) (In Stereo) The Middle The family goes on vacation together. PG Body of Proof Gross Anatomy A body is found at a medical school. ABC Action News at 11 PM Nightline (N) G (WMOR) IND @ 12 12 Family Guy Family Guy The Big Bang Theory PG The Big Bang Theory PG Law & Order: Criminal Intent Patriarch is bludgeoned to death. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Salome in Manhattan How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother The Office Koi Pond PG The Office The Deposition PG(WTTA) MNT F 6 6 6 6 9 Love-RaymondSeinfeld PGFamily FeudFamily FeudCold Case The House Cold Case The Badlands PGExcused Seinfeld PG Excused Scrubs PG(WACX) TBN H 21 21 21 The Faith ShowThe 700 Club PG Pastor BabersPower of PraisePerry StoneJewish VoiceVarietyClaud BowersTims Ministries(WTOG) CW L 4 4 4 4 12 12The King of Queens PG The King of Queens PG Two and a Half Men PG Two and a Half Men 90210 Project Runaway Dixon faces temptation. (N) Ringer Juliet develops an obsession. (N) (In Stereo) Friends Friends PG The Simpsons PG According to Jim PG (WYKE) FAM O 16 16 16 16 Car TalkI.N.N. News Your Citrus County Court Every Day is a Gift Local health. Every Minute Counts Navigating Cancer Crook & Chase (In Stereo) Kansas City Confidential (1952, Crime Drama) John Payne. Exconvict framed for holdup done by policemans gang. NR(WOGX) FOX S 13 13 7 7The SimpsonsThe SimpsonsBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryGlee I Kissed a Girl (N) New Girl BellsRaising HopeFOX 35 News at 10 TMZ (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) Aqu y Ahora (N) (SS)NoticiasNoticiero Univ.(WXPX) ION 17 Criminal Minds Memoriam Criminal Minds (DVS)Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Flashpoint Day Game (N) PGFlashpoint The Farm (A&E) 54 48 54 54 25 27The First 48 Storage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage Wars (AMC) 55 64 55 55 A League of Their Own (1992) Tom Hanks. PG Scrooged (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray. PG-13 Scrooged (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray. PG-13 (ANI) 52 35 52 52 19 21Untamed and Uncut I, Predator (In Stereo) PG Planet Earth Jungle animals. GPlanet Earth Deserts G Planet Earth Shallow Seas GPlanet Earth Jungle animals. G (BET) 96 19 96 96 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live PG 2011 Soul Train Awards Host Cedric The Entertainer. PGReed Be.LinesReed Be.LinesReed Be.LinesReed Be.Lines (BRAVO) 254 51 254 254 Fashion HuntersMad FashionReal Housewives/BeverlyThe Real Housewives of AtlantaThe Millionaire Matchmaker Mad Fashion (N)Fa shion HuntersThe Millionaire Matchmaker (CC) 27 61 27 27 33Daily ShowColbert Report30 Rock 30 Rock South Park MATosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Workaholics Dail y ShowColbert Report (CMT) 98 45 98 98 28 37Nanny 911 PGNanny 911 Maid-like mother. (In Stereo) PG The Bodyguard (1992, Drama) Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston. R The Bodyguard (1992) Kevin Costner. R (CNBC) 43 42 43 43 Mad Money (N)The Kudlow Report (N)BMW: A Driving Obsession60 Minutes on CNBCAmerican GreedMad Money (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 5Shake It Up! GGood-CharlieGood-CharlieGood-CharlieA.N.T. Farm (In Stereo) G Shake It Up! GPhineas, FerbGood-CharlieGood-CharlieShake It Up! GGood-Charlie (ESPN) 33 27 33 33 21 17SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Basketball Illinois at Maryland. (N) (Live)College Basketball Duke at Ohio State. (N) (Live)SportsCenter (N) (ESPN2) 34 28 34 34 43 49NFL32 (N) (Live) College Basketball Michigan at Virginia. (N) (Live)College Basketball Miami at Purdue. (N) (Live)SportsCenter (N)NFL Live (N) (EWTN) 95 70 95 95 48ChoicesIn the FootstepsDaily Mass: Our LadyMother Angelica-ClassicEWTN ReligiousThe Holy RosaryThreshold of Hope GFulton Shee nWomen of (FAM) 29 52 29 29 20 28Mickeys A Bugs Life (1998, Fantasy) Voices of Dave Foley. G Ratatouille (2007, Comedy) Voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm. 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 ChoppedCupcake WarsCupcake Wars Rose ParadeChoppedChopped Yakety Yak, Yak, YakChopped Crunch Time (FSNFL) 35 39 35 35 Sports StoriesInside PanthersNHL Hockey Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live)Panthers Live!In side PanthersAfter-Jay GlazerThe Dan Patrick Show (FX) 30 60 30 30 51How I MetTwo/Half MenTwo/Half Men I, Robot (2004, Science Fiction) Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan. PG-13Sons of Anarchy (N) MASons of Anarchy MA (GOLF) 67 Golf Central (N)Morning DriveRyder Cup HighlightsTop 10Top 10Masters HighlightsU.S. Open Golf HighlightsGolf CentralGolf Videos (HALL) 39 68 39 39 45 54 Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011, Drama) Tricia Helfer. NR Movie MA A Carol Christmas (2003, Comedy-Drama) Tori Spelling. (HBO) 302 201 302 302 2 2 Independence Day (1996, Science Fiction) Will Smith. Earthlings vs. evil aliens in 15-mile-wide ships. (In Stereo) PG-13 Unknown (2011, Suspense) Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger. An accident victim finds a man using his identity. (In Stereo) PG-13 24/7 Cotto/ Margarito MA Enlightened MA Bored to Death MA Boardwalk Empire MA (HGTV) 23 57 23 23 42 52Property VirginsProperty VirginsHunters IntlHouse HuntersMy First PlaceMy HouseProperty VirginsProperty VirginsHouse HuntersHu nters IntlHunters IntlProperty Virgins (HIST) 51 25 51 51 32 42Tech It to the MaxModern HistoryTo Be AnnouncedThe Epic History of Everyday Things (N)Hardcore History (LIFE) 24 38 24 24 31Unsolved Mysteries Unsolved Mysteries One Born Every Minute PG Americas Supernanny One Born Every Minute PG Americas Supernanny (LMN) 50 Minis First Time (2006, Comedy-Drama) Alec Baldwin, Nikki Reed. A sultry teen has an affair with her stepfather. R Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008) Jenna Dewan. A schoolteacher clashes with five unruly cheerleaders. NR Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (2008, Drama) Chelsea Hobbs, Sarah Carter. A young go-go dancer loses control of her life. NR (MAX) 320 221 320 320 3 3 Conviction (2010) A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010, Horror) Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara. (In Stereo) R Life as We Know It (2010) Katherine Heigl. Antagonists must work together to raise their goddaughter. (In Stereo) PG-13 Twelve Monkeys (1995, Science Fiction) Bruce Willis. A prisoner goes back in time to avert a deadly plague. (In Stereo) R (MSNBC) 42 41 42 42 PoliticsNation (N)Hardball With Chris MatthewsThe Ed Show (N)The Rachel Maddow Show (N)The Last WordThe Ed Show (MTV) 97 66 97 97 39That s ShowThat s ShowFriendzone (N)FriendzoneTrue Life (In Stereo)I Used to Be Fat (In Stereo) PGI Used to Be Fat (N) (In Stereo)Chelsea SettlesChelsea Settles (NGC) 65 44 53Rock Stars Alaska State Troopers Knights of Mayhem Knights of Mayhem (N) Rock Stars Deathtrap (N) Knights of Mayhem (NICK) 28 36 28 28 35 25Victorious GVictorious GBrainSurgeiCarly G SpongeBobSpongeBobThat s ShowThat s ShowGeorge LopezGeorge LopezFriends PGFriends PG (OXY) 44 Tori & Dean-Sweet HollywoodTori & Dean-Sweet HollywoodTori & Dean-Sweet HollywoodTori & Dean-Sweet HollywoodTori & Dean-Sweet H ollywoodTori & Dean-Sweet Hollywood (SHOW) 340 241 340 340 Faster (2010, Action) Dwayne Johnson. iTV. An ex-con begins a race against time to avenge his brothers murder. R Shameless Aunt Ginger Fiona turns her attentions to a cop. MA Shameless Casey Casden (iTV) Debbie steals a little boy. MA Dexter Get Gellar (iTV) Dexter gets help. (In Stereo) MA Homeland Crossfire (iTV) Brody relives his captivity. MA (SPEED) 122 112 122 122 NASCAR Race Hub (N)Pass TimePass TimeStuntbusters (N)StuntbustersDumbest StuffDumbest StuffWrecked Wrecked PGStuntbusters Stuntbusters (SPIKE) 37 43 37 37 27 36Auction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersFlip Men PGFlip Men PGFlip Men PG (SUN) 36 31 36 36 Magic OvertimeIsraeli Bask.Womens College Basketball Middle Tennessee State at Tennessee.Rays PostGolf America GFIGHTZONE TV Brawl CallCollege Football (SYFY) 31 59 31 31 26 29 The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Virginia Madsen. PG-13WWE Super SmackDown! (N) (In Stereo) Sanctuary Chimera (N) Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (TBS) 49 23 49 49 16 19King of QueensKing of QueensSeinfeld PGSeinfeld PGBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang Theo ryBig Bang TheoryConan (N) (TCM) 169 53 169 169 30 35 Garden of the Moon (1938, Musical) Pat OBrien, John Payne. Press agent falls for bandleader hired by nightclub. NR Mother Wore Tights (1947, Musical) Betty Grable, Dan Dailey. The daughter of vaudevillians recalls her parents. NR The Matchmaker (1958, Comedy) Shirley Booth. A matchmaker has secret plans to wed her latest client. NR (TDC) 53 34 53 53 24 26Cash Cab GCash Cab GDirty Jobs (In Stereo) PG Auction KingsAuction KingsAuction KingsAuction KingsAuction KingsAuction KingsAuction KingsAuction Kings (TLC) 50 46 50 50 29 30What Not to Wear Julie PGWhat Not to Wear PG What Not to Wear Maggie PGWhat Not to Wear Jodi PGWhat Not to Wear Rebecca PGWhat Not to Wear Maggie PG (TNT) 48 33 48 48 31 34Bones The Man in the SUV Bones A Boy in a Tree PGBones (In Stereo) Scott Turows Innocent (2011, Mystery) Bill Pullman. Premiere. Rizzoli & Isles (TRAV) 9 54 9 9 44Bizarre Foods/ZimmernBizarre Foods/ZimmernMysteries at the Museum PGMysteries at the Museum (N) PGMysteries at the Museum PGOff Limits San Francisco PG (truTV) 25 55 25 25 98 98Cops PG Cops TruTV Presents... Hardcore PawnHardcore PawnHardcore PawnHardcore PawnStorage HuntersStorage HuntersFull Throttle Saloon 4 (TVL) 32 49 32 32 34 24Sanford & SonSanford & SonDick Van DykeDick Van DykeMarried... WithMarried... WithScrubs Scrubs Love-RaymondLove-Raymon dLove-RaymondLove-Raymond (USA) 47 32 47 47 17 18Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitCovert Affairs (N) PG Psych Last Night Gus PG (WE) 117 69 117 117 Charmed Witches in Tights Charmed The Eyes Have It PGRaising Sextuplets G Raising Sextuplets G Raising Sextuplets G Golden GirlsGolden Girls (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 18 2030 Rock 30 Rock Americas Funniest Home VideosHow I MetHow I MetHow I MetHow I MetWGN News at Nine (N) 30 Rock Scrubs D ear Annie: I am taking a foreign language class at school. The first week, there was a new girl, Molly.No one talked to her except me. I made her laugh, and we had fun at lunch. She became my only friend in that class. Two weeks later, Scarlettarrived. At lunch the next day, Molly asked Scarlett to sit with us. They started talking about stuff I didnt know anything about. Within days, they were cracking jokes and discussing a sleepover at Mollys. I felt totally left out. I was Mollys friend first, and then she just tossed me aside to make way for Scarlett. When Scarlett isnt there, Molly and I talk just like before. But when Scarlett comes back, Im invisible. Im fed up. What should I do? Forgotten Friend Dear Friend: We know this hurts, but the truth is, you do not have a monopoly on Mollys affections simply because you discoveredher first. It is, however, rude for her to have discussions with Scarlett in your presence when you are excluded from participating, and you should tell her so. You sound like a friendly, welcoming person. Please use your social skills to make connections with others in your classes. Molly should not be the only fish in your swimming pool. Dear Annie: Each month, we have a family dinner at a different restaurant. I do not have much choice about which one, since I am gluten and lactose intolerant and also a vegetarian. At our last dinner (a steakhouse), I ordered a $10 salad. My brothers and sisters and their spouses and kids ordered appetizers, meals, drinks and desserts. When the bill came, they wanted to divide it by the number of persons, which meant roughly $100 per person. I objected, since all I ate was a salad. I was accused of being cheap, but I stood my ground and paid separately. Now some of them are angry, and I have not been invited out since. I am not as financially well off as the others, and $100 would have been a burden for me. Is there anything I can do to be included again? M. Dear M.: It sounds as if your siblings are the cheap ones, trying to get you to pay for their drinks and desserts. Talk to one of the siblings who isnt angry with you and explain your position. While it is extremely unfair of them to take advantage of you this way, you still are a member of the family and would like to be included in these monthly excursions. Ask how to make things more equitable. (We recommend you ask for a separate check, or put drinks and dessert on a separate tab.) Dear Annie: I am writing in response to In the Middle,whose son is caring for his grandmother. There are federal and state funded programs supporting the Family Caregivers Act. The family caregiver must be credentialed through a home care registry to receive payment. Additionally, when the family caregiver needs a break, a replacement would be provided. Respite should also be considered to relieve the grandson, whether that means a home care agency to send a replacement or putting Grandma in an adult daycare for the day. In taking care of her, the grandson has gained valuable skills that he could then apply toward a career in home care. Many home care agencies offer free training to become a home health aide. The sisters should contact their local Office on Aging and have Moms situation evaluated. The ombudsman will then inform them of available services to assist them in keeping Mom at home, while eliminating the conflict in the family. And please tell the grandson to check out caring.com. This website offers great information for the family caregiver. Kathy Roberts, medical administrator, Advance HomeHealth Care Dear Kathy Roberts: Thank you for your informative and useful suggestions. We hope the grandson will follow through. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more visit www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. (Answers tomorrow) Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. 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C6 T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMICS Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Arthur Christmas (PG) In Real 3D. 1:50 p.m., 7:25 p.m. No passes. Arthur Christmas (PG) 4:35 p.m. The Muppets (PG) 1:35 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:05 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) In Real 3D. 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) 4:30 p.m. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I (PG-13) 1:30 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m. Jack and Jill (PG) 2 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Tower Heist (PG-13) 1:40 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m. No passes. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 The Muppets (PG) 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Arthur Christmas (PG) 4:30 p.m. Arthur Christmas (PG) In Real 3D. 1:55 p.m., 7:20 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) In Real 3D. 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. No passes. Happy Feet 2 (PG) 4:20 p.m. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I (PG-13) 1:40 p.m., 2 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Jack and Jill (PG) 1:35 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m. Immortals (R) In Real 3D. ID required. 4:35 p.m. No passes. Tower Heist (PG-13) 1:50 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:25 p.m. Puss in Boots (PG) 4 p.m. Puss in Boots (PG) In Real 3D. 1:35 p.m., 7:05 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. Todays MOVIES XFL XVS USWX KSUUSM LOLULMXW GM XFL HMGJLTWL DTL FPYTSNLM DMY WXHZGYGXP. FDTODM LOOGWSMPrevious Solution: I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other. Harvey Fierstein (c) 2011 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 11-29 Pickles 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 Local RADIO
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Phone 352-382-7082 ANTIQUE WROUGHT IRON 3/4 BED SMALL MATCHING CHAIR painted cream $65/both 352-897-4154 BASSETT ACCENT CHAIR Gold/beige upholstery, carved arms and legs, never used. $100.00 352 341 3842 CHAISE ANTIQUE BURGUNDY $70 Lamp Apple Candle $25 352-777-1256 COFFEE & END TABLES Marble,glass & iron tables.Like new! Huge sacrifice $100pc. 352-897-4678 CROWN FOR BED ACCENT ANTIQUE $80,SET ANGEL WALL $30 EXCELLENT CONDITION 352-777-1256 Kitchen table, 4 roll around chairs, good condition, $60 (352) 419-6719 Lazyboy recliner/rocker, mauve excellent cond, $200 ( 352) 746-4570 MARBLE & IRON WALL MIRROR Like new. Paid $350 asking $100. 352-897-4678 Collectibles ELECTRIC TRAINS Rail King engine and tender, 6 Classic Madison Style Pass. cars, Shell 3 dome tanker cars, All new in box, From $100-$250 (352) 341-1617 SILVER BULLET COORS BEER SIGN WITH LIGHT black, oblong nice shape $50 352-897-4154 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Appliances A/C + HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS Starting at $880 13-18 Seer Installation w/permit REBATES up to $2,500 352-746-4394 Lic.&Ins. CAC 057914 Dryer, good condition, large capacity, $75 (352) 419-6719 Electric Dryer Kenmore, Excellent cond. $100 (352) 503-5034 Estate Washe r by Whirlpool, like new, top load, white $200 (352) 628-2044 Frigidaire Freezer 11.3 cu ft. auto defrost $75. (352) 465-2816 Kennmore Washer & Dryer 70 series, heavy duty, super capacity, good cond/$150 for both, white (352) 746-2149 REFRIGERATOR 25.4 cubic foot bisque Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker. Clean, good condition. Energy Star $250. (352)419-5605 SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR. KENMORE COLDSPOT. COLOR IS BISQUE. NICE CONDITION! $225. 527-1239 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE Washers & Dryers Working or not. (352) 209-5135 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Ea. Reliable, like new,excellent condition. Can Deliver 352 263-7398 Whirlpool Elec Range 2006 Slide in SS model, Self clean,glass top, $1300 new, sell for $450 (352) 746-9889 WHIRLPOOL ELECTRIC RANGE, White, Smooth Top, Glass Door with Self Cleaning Oven. Like New. $135 352-860-2717 WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER Apt. size, Top Freezer, 14.3 cf. White, Like New $75. 352-860-2717 Medical #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) MEDICAL CLASSES X-RAY MED TECH CPR & HIV 352-235-9222, 586-2715 NOW HIRING RNs All Units, with Hospital Experience Apply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 Restaurant/ Lounge DISH WASHERNeeded For A Private Country Club Restaurant Apply in Person @Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club 505 E. Hartford St. Wed. thru Sat. 9A./3P. EXP. LINE COOKSBanquet Exp. a plus. F/T & P/T avail Apply in Person @Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club 505 E. Hartford St. Wed. thru Sat. from 9A./3P. Experienced Restaurant & Banquet SERVERSF/T & P/T AvailableApply in Person @Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club 505 E. Hartford St. 9am-3pm Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) MEDICAL CLASSES X-RAY MED TECH CPR & HIV 352-235-9222, 586-2715 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) MEDICAL CLASSES X-RAY MED TECH CPR & HIV 352-235-9222, 586-2715 NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 Week Courses! PHYSICAL REHAB TECH $450. NURSING ASST. $450. PHLEBOTOMY $450. EKG $450. MEDICAL ASSISTANT ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300 taylorcollege.edu (352) 245-4119 NOW ENROLLING For January 2012 Classes BARBER COSMETOLOGY FACIAL FULL SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/NAIL EXT. MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of Beauty New Port Richey/ Spring Hill 727-848-8415 352-263-2744 Business Opportunities 8 MOBILE HOMES 12 AC., Good Income Lots of Possibilities (352) 212-6182 Antiques VERY OLD ATLAS ACCORDION ANTIQUE ATLAS ACCORDION WITH ORIGINAL CASE 352-464-1005 Collectibles 60 YEAR OLD ELECTRIC IRON. yes it heats up. small childs iron about 6long must see 25.00 firm 352-382-1191 1930 MATCH BOX CARS & TRUCKS + ID Book (352) 382-2545 40+YEARS COLLECTION OF SANTAS Buy one or buy them all. $1.00+ 352-382-4911 Good Things to Eat FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVE Located 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from Hwy. 41 Inverness Gift shipping MUSTARD & COLLARD GREENS, CLOSED SUN 9A-5P, 352-726-6378 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Lost Blonde male CockerBev Hills-lg tumor on rt side,needs meds=please call 352-746-3045 or 352-270-1238 Lost Black Male Cat White on Neck on Palm Ave Homosassa ( 352) 228-1789 Lost Dog, black and white Calahua, female, 4 years old, spayed, lost near Greenwood Estates on 495, Owner is lost without his dog, please call 352-220-1510 REWARD $1000. No Questions ask. Min Pin Female 10 lbs name Zoey, Needs meds. last seen Sun 8/7 Holiday Dr off Turkey Oak Crystal River (352) 257-9546 352-400-1519 REWARDLost Cat-Buddy white with black and gray patches, neutered male, blue eyes, has microchip,last seen in Arbor Lakes, please call 352-637-7258 Found Found mens wedding band, CR post office 11/25, claim by asking for Richard at the counter. Seafood FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Cemetery Lots/Crypts CRYPT (F1)Fero Memorial Gardens. Bldg F, outside. $3,000.586-596-7580 Child Care Personnel NOW HIRING Preschool TeachersFT or Pt, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred Kiz R RUSS Preschool Apply Within (352) 344-4106 Clerical/ Secretarial RECEPTIONIST Part-time, clerical, for employee benefits firm in Inverness. $8.50 hr Call (352) 344-2300 Domestic Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Medical SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANTTo assist the Social Service department with providing medically -related social services. Qualifications: Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Must be knowledgeable of Micro-soft word, Excel, and Outlook. Must have Hight School Diploma. Must have at least 3 years experience in related field. Long term care preferred. Job Discription: Assist with discharge planning Along with ICP Medicaid process. Coordinate and assist with all dedpartmental referrals. Please apply on line at www .avantecenters.com Tweet Tweet Tweet www.twitter.com/citruschroniclenews as it happens right at your finger tips F o l l o w u s Free Offers Blue bangle cats free to good home, 1 male marbled, 1 female spotted, with vet approval and confirmation of spay/neutering.Loving and caring cats to a good home only. 352-601-5362 Free 2 Five Month Pet Rats Not for Feed and 3 Story Cage/Home (352) 726-2986 352-726-0373 FREE 2 real cute small kittens for loving home. About 10wks old. (352) 344-4909 Free Dog to a good home, jack-rat terrier, male, we found himas astray, good watchdog,active good with kids & other dogs, needs a forever home with love& a family with a fenced yard 352-419-7168 Free Dog, intelligent, sweet and energetic, female shepard mix,spayed, Needs room to run good with kids, (352) 613-5336 Free Drawing for Country Rocks the Canyon! Register at Citrus Family Center at 719 S Otis Ave. (352) 422-3043 Free Kittens 2 neutered males go together, ( 352) 228-1789 Free to loving home 1 year old Doberman Pinscher, black with tan markings. Very sweet personality loves attention, has been raised around small children and other dogs. Needs someone who has time to spend with her and train her properly, we are too busy and she deserves much more attention.She is AKC registered and up to date on shots.Tail is docked, ears are natural. Serious inquiries only. 352-257-2345 Hound m ix 4 yo. nuet UTD shots housebroken, should have fenced yard dog comes with life time training w/BARK BUSTERS (352) 503-2840 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 Large 3yr old puppy-like plays well with others...neutered mix male dog in search of new k9 friend, and large area to run 352-364-1771. NaturalSoil Builder Horse Manure You Load. Pine Ridge (352) 270-9372 Pit/Boxer mix 3 yo. nuet UTD shots Comes with Life Time training with Bark Busters(352) 503-2840 Todays New Ads CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/1 + Family Room $675 + dep 464-2716 HOMOSASSA 4254 W Meadow St Moving-priced to sell. CNA and nurses uniforms, womens clothing. Christmas collectibles, cards,and wrapping. Aquarium, RV and garden supplies. Ladders,electricals and other misc items.Kitchen items such as a bread maker. Sat and Sun 10AM -4PM 12/10-12/11 HONDA Silver Wing, 600CC, 26K mi., $4,000. (352) 489-2457 JOHN DEERE D140 LAWN TRACTOR JD D140, Brand new, 5 hours on engine, comes with mulcher & pull behind trailer, cover. $2500. Runs like a Deere. Phone, 352-637-2226 KARCHER ELECTRIC POWER WASHER used one time,now out of warranty. has an electrical problem 35.00 352-382-1191 Kennmore Washer & Dryer 70 series, heavy duty, super capacity, good cond/$150 for both, white (352) 746-2149 Kitchen table, 4 roll around chairs, good condition, $60 (352) 419-6719 NOW HIRING Preschool TeachersFT or Pt, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred Kiz R RUSS Preschool Apply Within (352) 344-4106 REFRIGERATOR 25.4 cubic foot bisque Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker. Clean, good condition. Energy Star (352)419-5605 Free Services $$ TOP DOLLAR $$Paid for Junk Vehicles,J.W. 352-228-9645 $$ TOP DOLLAR $$ For Wrecked, Junk or Unwanted Cars/Trucks. $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ $$ CASH PAID $$for junk vehicles. 352-634-5389 A FREE...FREE...FREE... Removal of scrap metal a/c, appls. autos & dump runs. 476-6600 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Free Offers 2 Dogs Free To Good Home (352) 726-0064 Todays New Ads 1930 MATCH BOX CARS & TRUCKS + ID Book (352) 382-2545 1998 Budget Toy Hauler/camper 6x12 Wells Fargo, Insulated, AC, Elec brakes, $2500 obo 352-563-6327 or 352-860-3481 2005 HD Ultra Classic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $15000 OBO 352-563-6327or 860-3481 BACCIO 2011 Motor scooter MD150T-6, elec. start, new battery, 50mpg+ 42 mi. plenty of storage $1,300 (352) 726-5794 Beautiful Young Sun Conjure & White Cockatiel, w/ large cage & food $275. for all, No Checks (352) 422-5622 Chipper/Shredder, Craftsman commercial duty 3 cap. 7.5 HP little use, excel. cond. $500. obo (352) 489-2011 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/1, $675. mo. (352) 613-3678 Dryer, good condition, large capacity, $75 (352) 419-6719 Lecanto Tues-Fri 9-4 Collectibles, and more Dale Sr, Coke & more 641 S Thompson Ave EDDIE JONES PLUMBING REPAIR 30 yrs. experience Cell (859) 987-5624 FORD Escort red, 5spd. 40mpg, am, fm, looks & runs Great, $1,400 obo (352) 212-4838 Furnished 14 x 50 w/ added enclosure, vinyl & scrn. rm., SS appls New Washer/Dryer, workshop w/ power Remodeled inside/out $12,500 (352) 418-5926 HERNANDO Sat. Dec. 3, 8am Huge Christmas Sale New Gifts and More 779 E. Connecticut Ln. Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com
C8 T UESDAY N OVEMBER 29, 2011 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE POOLS/PAVERS Lic. & Insured CPC1456565 352-400-3188 YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST Build your new pool now and be ready for next summer! Refinish your pool during the cooler months. 0009WXK Copes Pool & Pavers COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC SWIMMMING POOLS 0009VWM GREGS MARCITE, INC. 352-746-5200 LICENSED & INSURED Exposed Aggregate FREE ESTIMATES COMPLETE REMODEL CPC1458160 Shotcrete $45/yd. Decks Tile Pavers 0009TL3 ROOFING AAA ROOFING Call the Leakbusters Lic./Ins. CCC057537 Free Written Estimate Crystal River 563-0411 Inverness 726-8917 www.aaaroofingfl.homestead.com $ 100 OFF Any Re-Roof Must present coupon at time contract is signed BATH REMODELING BATHFITTER 0009Q84 1-866-585-8827 BATHFITTER.COM One Day Bath Remodeling In Just One Day, We will Install A Beautiful New Bathtub or Shower Right Over Your Old One!!! Tub to Shower Conversions Too!!! Call now for a FREE In-Home Estimate Tree Service A TREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est.(352)860-1452 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. (352) 302-5641 All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 DOUBLE J STUMP GRINDING, Mowing, Hauling, Cleanup, Mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 GRIFFINS TREE SERVCompetitive Rates lic/ins Free Est 352-249-6495 R WRIGHT Tree Service Tree removal & trimming. Ins. & Lic.# 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS TreeServ Trim, Shape & Remove Lic/Ins Free Est.. Fire wood avail.. 628-2825 Water 344-2556, Richard WATER PUMP SERVICE & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Windows Clay Pool Window Film Home Auto RV Window Tininting (352) 794-3069 Services Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Sod Bahia Pallets 400sq.ft. $60-pick-up. Pasture Seeding avail 352-400-2221 Stone/Ceramic A Cutting Edge Tile Jobs Showers, Flrs ,Safety Bars, ETC 352-422-2019 Lic. #2713, Insured. Painting CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, odd jobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, odd jobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Plumbing EDDIE JONES PLUMBING REPAIR 30 yrs. experience Cell (859) 987-5624 Tim Herndon Plumbing$10. off w/this ad 10 yrs serving Citrus Co lic/insCFC1428395 (352) 201-8237 Pressure Cleaning CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Pic PICARDS Pressure Cleaning & Painting 352-341-3300 Remodeling Remodeling, kitchens baths, ceramic tile & tops. Decks, Garages Handyman Services 40 Yrs Exp. crc058140 344-3536; 563-9768 Lawn Care CLEAN UP, Hedge Trim, haul, press wash, 20 yrs experience (352) 220-6761 Florida Sitescapes, LLC FREE est: Yard Clean Up Mowing, and MORE Call 352.201.7374 LAWN CARE N More Fall Clean up bed, bushes, haul since 1991 (352) 726-9570 WE BAG LEAVES and clean gutters! 50% OFF thru holidays. COASTAL LAWN CARE (352) 601-1447 Lawnmower Repair AT YOUR HOME Mower Generator Service & Repair 220-4244 Lic#99990001273 Massage Therapy HOLIDAY SPECIALBOGO 1/2 off/ 1 hour sessions. Moblie Therapist Lic MA58438 Gift Cert. available (352) 897-4670 Moving/ Hauling A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, lawn maint. furn. & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 Painting Chris Satchell Painting & Wallcovering. 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 Instruction Looking For a Pro Guitar Instructor?10 yrs teaching exp. all ages & skill levels for info. 352-620-5310 Kitchen & Bath Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Complete Renovation Cabinets, counter tops, tile, etc.tub/shower conversion quality work (352) 422-3371 The Tile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Landclearing/ Bushhogging All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 All AROUND TRACTORLandclearing,HaulingSite Prep,Driveways Lic/Ins 352 795-5755 Landscaping CURB APPEAL Yardscape, curbing, flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 Florida Sitescapes, LLC FREE est: Yard Clean Up Mowing, and MORE Call 352.201.7374 Handyman #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, oddjobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 Remodeling, Additions, Doors, Windows, Tile work. Lic.#CRC1330081 Free Est. (352)949-2292 Home/Office Cleaning Dean Family Cleaning since .813-787-2198 or 352-341-8439 office NANCYS CLEANING A Touch of ClassFull Line of Services (352)345-9738,794-6311 Electrical #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 ANNIES ELECTRIC Husband & Wife Team.(352) 341-5952 EC-13002696 BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.$5O.hr. EC0001303 352-302-2366 DUN-RITE Elect Elec/Serv/Repairs New const. Remodel Free Est 726 2907 EC13002699 Serving Citrus Co. Since 1978 Thomas Electric LLC Generator maint & repair Guardian Homestandby, & Centurion. Cert. Tech. Briggs Stratton 352621-1248 #ER00015377 Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY Go Owens Fencing. All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 BOB BROWNS Fence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood DRY OAK FIREWOOD Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80 Delivered & Stacked. 352-344-2696 Premium Seasoned split Firewood $80 Per Stack (4x8) Free Delivery (352) 527-8352 Gutters ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 ALUMINUM STRUCTURES 5 & 6 Seamless Gutters Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. (352) 563-2977 Carpentry/ Building ROGERS Construction All Construction sm jobs Free Est (352) 637-4373 CRC1326872 Canvas/ Awnings SHADY VIEW CANVASAwnings *Carports *Boat Tops & Covers Repairs .352 613-2518 Clean Up/ Junk Removal Clean Ups & Clean Outs (352) 220-9190 Computers DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. Lic 364-2120/593-8806 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, staining & Garage Flrs. Recession Prices! 352-527-1097 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Slabs, Driveways & tear outs Tractor work, All kinds Lic. #1476 726-6554 Dirt Service All AROUND TRACTOR Landclearing,Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. Lic. & Ins. 352-795-5755 Drywall COUNTYWIDE DRYWALL -25 years exp. For all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Lic/ins. 352-302-6838 Aluminum ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 Robs Screening & Repair Lic/ins, Free Est. Front entries & garage sliders etc352-835-2020 SUBURBAN IND. INC. Screen rms, Rescreens, Siding, carports, rfovers, wood decks, fla. rms., windows, garage scrns. 628-0562 (CBC1257141) Appliance Repair SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Washer & Dryers, Free Pick Up 352-564-8179 Automotive Clay Pool Window Film Home Auto RV Window Tininting (352) 794-3069 Blinds Vertical Blind Factory We custom make all types. Best prices anywhere! Hwy 44 & CR 491. (352) 746-1998 Boats Affordable Mobile Citrus Marion Levy, all makes/models. High Performance398-5903 PHILS MOBILE MARINE Repairs & Consigment 30 yrs Cert. Best Prices & Guar 352-220-9435 Need a JOB? www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Employment source is... 0 0 0 9 P D K Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Have 2 dependable vehicles. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. ARE YOU A BUSINESS-MINDED ENTREPRENEUR? Email: email@example.com or bring resume to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties 0009OIR Mobile Homes For Sale HOLDER 3/2, fenced yard $600/mo 10% down Owner Financ Avail (352) 302-9217 Waterfront Mobile For Rent Lake Rousseau 3/3 Lakefront, dock, boat ramp, furnished inc W/D,FP,Short or long terms avail. call 407-302-1768 or 321-377-1926 Waterfront Mobile For Sale 2/2 Doublewide porches, 4043 N. Roscoe Rd. Hernando $44,500 (352) 270-8310 Mobile Homes For Sale 3/2 Mobile Home Remodeled, In park lg., scrn. por. & carport minutes from water & progress energy, furniture included $14,000 (352) 302-8797 NEED A NEW HOME? Bad credit OK.! I finance anybody, good rates. Use your land or anything of value. Trade in cars, boats, jewelry, guns, etc. 352-621-3807 USED HOMES /REPOS Doublewides from $8,500 Singlewides from $3,500 Bank authorized liquidator. New inventory daily CALL (352) 621-9183 Mobile Homes For Rent HOMOSASSA 4/2, $600/mo. + util. (352) 503-7562 Mobile Homes For Sale FOR SALE $19,0003/2 Like new. new paint, new carpet, new tile flooring. A/C under warranty. Must See! Call to View 352-621-9181 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Pets Koi and Gold FishFOR SALE, Great Prices ALL SIZES. Call Jean (352) 634-1783 Miniature Schnauzer Pups! AKC, Health Cert, Shots,, 2 males, $475. 352-419-4723 PM. Livestock Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Mobile Homes For Rent CR./ HOMSASSA SEE AD UNDER WORDY GURDY PUZZLE HERNANDO 2/1 Newly Remodeled $400 mo+dep201-2428 HOMOSASSA 1/1 $135.week (352) 621-0601 HOMOSASSA 2/1 MH furn., priv. ranch No pets. (386)871-5506 HOMOSASSA 2/1 +carport Lg. Fl. Rm. Fireplace $425mo + sec. 352-503-6747 352-628-1928 Homosassa 2/2 16x60 Stonebrook $550 mo + dep.semi furn.Call Mike W. 352-400-1387 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Sell or Swap 60 Inch cut mower, pull behind,13HP,Briggs, elec start, $425 or trade for hunting rifle (352) 628-6947 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 JUNK MOTORCYCLES WANTED Will Pay up to $200 for Unwanted Motorcycle 352-942-3492 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets ACA Shih-Tzu Pups, Lots of colors, average $450-$600 + Beverly Hills, FL (352)270-8827 www.aceofpups.net Beautiful Young Sun Conjure & White Cockatiel, w/ large cage & food $275. for all, No Checks (352) 422-5622 BLUE PITBULL Puppies, UKC reg., health cert., all shots. must sale $300 (352) 287-0530 CKC Yorkie Poospaper trained, very intelligent, H/C, 8 weeks, black & gold 1 M $425 1 F $450 .(352) 489-6675 Mini Dachshunds Puppies Ready to go $200 family raised, great with kids and other pets, very lovable 2 tan 4 blk/brn short hair parents onsite Please Call Doug 352-794-3463 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips Utility Trailers Tilt Trailer5 x 8, $400 firm Call after 7pm (352) 726-8720 Baby Items 2 CAR SEAT WINNIE POOH $35 AND APPLE $40 Bouncer Hug me Bear $20 Excellent Condition 352-777-1256 DELUXE JUMPER $40,BOUNCER SAFARI $35,GYM FISH ACTIVITY $20 Excellent Condition 352-777-1256 High chair.Ntrl color.6adj seat pos.$65.View @ sale Sat26th. 1455 W.Japonica pl,Cit.sprgs. 352-897-4678 PLAY HOUSE, SLIDE, TODDLER BED house $75, slide $45, car bed $15 nice shape, great for xmas 352-364-1771 SWING MUSICAL DELUXE $55 Mobile Crib MUSICAL Butterfly $15 EXCELLENT CONDITION 352-777-1256 TANDUM STROLLER Brwn/sage.sacrifice$100.View Sat26th.sale 1455 W.Japonica Pl,Citsprgs 352-897-4678 WALKER $20,2 SET CRIB BEDDING 2 PIECE Precious m $10, 3 Piece Mickey $15 Excelent Condition 352-777-1256 Sell or Swap Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Sporting Goods Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 EZ GO Electric Golf cart $1200 complete windsheild charger, great tires, full canvas cover, Good to GO! (352) 400-0763 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Dec 3rd 9a-5p Sun. Dec 4th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 REM model 750, 30-06, new, $450. REM O/U, 22/410, new $375. REM model 11, 20 ga. exc. cond. $375. Stoeger SXS, 28 ga. new, $350. Savage model 516, 223-new, $425. Call (352) 356-0124 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers EZ PULL TRAILERS, LLC. Sales of Open utilities & enclosed. We Buy, Build, Repair, Customize. Sell Parts, Tires, Wheels, Used Trailers. NEW Open Utility w/ramp 5 x 8 $720. CASH $684. 5 x 10 $775. CASH $735. NEW Enclosed Cargo w/Ramp 6 x 10 $1995 CASH $1895. 6 x 12 $2095 CASH $1995. Hwy 44 Crystal River 352-564-1299 GULF TO LAKE TRAILER SALES Largest Selection & Lowest Prices. Offering New & Used Cargo & utility trailers Triple Crown Utility TRL 6 x 12 w/new spare $995. 6 x 12 Enclosed w/ V nose, rear ramp door, $1895. Trailer Tires starting at $69.95 352-527-0555 Hwy 44, Lecanto Coins HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 WE BUYUS COINS & CURRENCY(352) 628-0477 Musical Instruments ACOUSTIC B20 BASS AMP EXCELLANT CONDITION, LIGHT WEIGHT&POWERFUL! $95 352-601-6625 FENDER CHAMPION AMP DSP 3O WATT W/EFFECTS & GREAT OVERDRIVE $100 352-601-6625 Fitness Equipment Bow Flex 2, Extreme w/300 lb retention bars all accessories, like new $400. obo (352) 527-3982 ELECTRIC TREADMILL All electronics incline, space saver, folds up, great shape $165 (352) 464-0316 EXERCISE BIKE get fit for the holidays I have 2 90.00 each 637 5171 MINI STEPPER Like new, stair-stepper takes up little space,includes manual.$35 352 -341-3842 Nordic Trac C2255 w/manuel $650. Gold GYm Power spinn 2230R, plug & play MP3 extras $150 (352) 476-6896 Schwinn Force Home Gym Boflex style, with leg attach. Like New $450. obo (423) 404-5992-Cell WEIGHT BENCH Weider club Olympic bench with leg extension and 300 pound olympic weight set.Excellent condition. $175 or best offer 352-302-3305 Sporting Goods 357 MAG AMMO Brand new FMJ, one box $26 352-860-2475 CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 CLUB CAR $1,500 352-344-8516 General DISNEY(9)DVDS special & collector editions-sell separate or all for $45.00 more info call 352-527-9982 ELECTRIC CAT LITTER BOX littermaid elite mega model.paid 195.00 has an electrical problem now 35.00 352-382-1191 Endless breeze motor home fan or boat $40 obo 352-212-7788 or 352-503-4646 FISHER great xmas gift stereo-radio detachable recorder with headphones included never used 15.00 352 344 3485 FREE SONY 46 INCH TV projection screen w/cabinet underneath. Wont turn on. Need gone ASAP. FREE 302-8440 FULL CAGE WATER HOLDER ,WHEEL BIG HOUSE FOOD HOLDER $70 352-777-1256 HILLS OF REST CEMETERY Floral City 2 Cemetery Plots side by side$1200 for both obo.call Doris (352) 726-0571 Jack Lanne Power Juicer, new $100, used twice sell for $50 352-503-4646 or 352-212-7788 Link manufactured Alum TrifoldCargo ramp, mount in van truck or trailer, 1200lb cap.$550 obo$1200 new 352-257-3625 PATHFINDER BICYCLE TRAILER FOR CHILD20, air tire, fits all bikes, quick release, blue, Ex., $55. 628-0033 PYREX BEAKERS new in box 1000ml 900ml 800ml 2 400ml & smaller ones 30.00 352 637 5171 ROCKWELL SCOUTING-50 first day covers-matching gov. stamps $100.00 352-527-9982 SALMON NATURAL SKIN FISH MOUNT-31 inches long, ex. condition, $55. 352-628-0033 Sunpro Tanning bed 2450RS, 15 hrs on new bulb $450 (352)634-2570 Medical Equipment 3 wheel elec. scooter, like new, $550 (352) 341-4008 BEDSIDE COMMODE & ALUM. WALKER both in great shape 20.00 each 352-637 -5171 WHEELCHAIR $50.00 AND WALKER WITH WHEELS $15.00 they both fold up 727 868-7368
T UESDAY N OVEMBER 29, 2011 C9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 701-1130 WCRN PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS RFQ No. 061-11 Port Feasibility Study The Citrus County Port Authority (CCPA) is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals interested in conducting a feasibility study of Port Citrus for the CCPA Board. The scope of the study is provided in general within this announcement, and any questions related to that scope should be directed to: Contact info: Citrus County Port Authority c/o Gary W. Maidhof Operations & Projects Officer Citrus County Lecanto Government Building 3600 W. Sovereign Path Suite 267, Lecanto, FL 34461 Phone 352-527-5202 The CCPA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and to select the pro posal that is deemed by the CCPA Board to best meet its needs A Non-Mandatory Pre-Response Conference will be held in December will be held on December 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM The Conference will be held at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 280, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461. SEALED Responses are to be submitted on or before January 20, 2012 @ 2:00 PM to Wendy Crawford, Office of Management & Budget, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 266, Lecanto, FL 34461. A Public Opening of the Responses is scheduled for January 20, 2012 @ 2:15 PM at 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 283 Lecanto, Florida 34461. The only information conveyed at the public opening will be the names of the companies who submitted Responses. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations to the public opening because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Office of Management & Budget at (352) 527-5457 at least two days before the meetings. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD telephone (352) 527-5312. To obtain a copy of the Request for Qualifications Document for this announcement, please visit the Citrus County Website at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us and select BIDS on the left hand side of the Home Page. Or, call the Office of Management & Budget/Purchasing at (352) 527-5457. CITRUS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Winn Webb, Chairman November 30, 2011. Bid Notices Bid Notices Bid Notices 500-1129 TUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE Attention Comcast Customers in Dunnellon, Hillsborough and Inverness -Important Information about your services : While we continue to make investments, we periodically need to adjust prices due to increases in programming and other business costs. Starting January 1, 2012 new prices will apply to certain video, Internet services and installation fees as indicated in this notice. Current New One Product Installation* $50.00 $20.00 Two Product Installation*$80.00 $40.00 Technician Visit* N/A $30.00 Convenience Fee $5.00 $5.99 Additional Outlet (New) N/A $30.00 Additional Outlet (Prewired) N/A $15.00 Self Install Kit Multi-Product $30.00 $10.00 Self Install Kit Shipping and Handling (Single and Multi-Product) $10.00 $9.95 Self Install Kit Shipping and Handling (Priority Shipping) $30.00 $29.95 Home Networking Installation* N/A $119.99 Performance Internet (Only) $59.95 $62.95 Blast! (Only) $69.95 $72.95 Additional Outlet Separate Trip $40.00 N/A Additional Outlet Same Trip $20.00 N/A *A Technician Visit Charge of $30.00 will be added to any installation activity that requires a home visit. Included in the standard rate is one pre-wired outlet per installed product. Does not include activation fee. November 29, 2011. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 0 0 0 9 O I G Trucks EZ LOANSConsignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 FORD 1995 F-150, 8 cyl., AT, 170K, $2,000 (352) 527-3551 GMC 1994 Senoma V-6 Automatic w/ topper, A/C works Good Condition Runs great $1500 obo Call 352-697-3897 Sport/Utility Vehicles 1998 Budget Toy Hauler/camper 6x12 Wells Fargo, Insulated, AC, Elec brakes, $2500 obo 352-563-6327 or 352-860-3481 CHRYSLER 04Pacifica 33K mi, leather, loaded,senior owned, Like new $11, 450 (352) 634-3806 ATVs YAMAHA, YZ80 runs great, exec. cond. $600 obo (352) 302-6565 Motorcycles 2005 HD UltraClassic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $15000 OBO 352-563-6327or 860-3481 Suzuki 150013k miles, new tires and battery, ready to go $2995 352-628-6947 BACCIO 2011 Motor scooter MD150T-6, elec. start, new battery, 50mpg+ 42 mi. plenty of storage $1,300 (352) 726-5794 Harley Davidson 02 Heritage soft tail 26K mis. Lots of extras Health Forces Sale $9500 (352) 527-3024 Harley Davidson 04, 1200 Sportest, turq & silver, chromed out, 7K mi. $4700 Crystal River cell 727 207-1619 HARLEY DAVIDSON2002 Low Rider 14,000 miles, one owner, lots of extras. $9500.00 352-560-3731 HONDA Silver Wing, 600CC, 26K mi., $4,000. (352) 489-2457 JUNK MOTORCYCLES WANTED Will Pay up to $200 for Unwanted Motorcycle 352-942-3492 KAWASAKI2007 Vulcan Classic LT 2053 cc 125 cu in engine original. Mint cond. with only 571 miles and still under a transferrable warranty. Garage kept and covered. Many extras included $8,000 firm (352) 726-8124 KAWASKI 2011Vulcan 900 LP low miles, many extras 50 mpg $7,995 (352) 697-2760 Cars CHRYSLER, 300, 35K miles, off white, black cloth, SAT radio, Nice, $12,600 firm, (352) 795-8792 FORD 04 Taurus SES, Gold 88K mi. 1 owner Nice cond.$5900 (352) 212-2277 FORD Escort red, 5spd. 40mpg, am, fm, looks & runs Great, $1,400 obo (352) 212-4838 HATCHBACK 1989. $700. 352-220-0480 KAWASAKI 14K mis. LTD 550 lots of extras great cond $1900 (352) 228-1897 LINCOLN 1997 TownCar Runs good 160k cracked windshield,$800 call 352-287-3987 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 06, exc cond. 95K miles, asking $12,000. (352) 527-3276 MERCEDES 2003, C240 Like new, sliver, gray leather int. 43K mi. 4-Matic, 6 cyl. org. owner, $12,500. 352-270-8734 865-300-1884 MUSTANG 03Ford G.T. 55 K miles, show car, lots of goodies & chrome $14,500 (352) 795-3729 NISSAN Altima 6800 k miles, loaded, smells new. Warranty until 2014. Health forces sale $18,950 (352) 513-4257 TOYOTA 01MR2 Spider, convertible silver,5 spd. a/c, like new $8600. 352-634-1070 TOYOTA 05Camry XLE, 63K miles excellent condition new tires $12,000 (352) 302-6313 TOYOTA PRIUS 48,973K mi green w/leather seats $18,500 (352) 746-3663 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS Dec. 4, 2011 1-800-438-8559 CORVETTE2003 Z06, $29,000 21K mi., Quick silver exterior/ black leather interior. Showcar cond., Orig. paperwork Fully loaded, heads up display, brand new tires. David 352-637-6443 LINCOLN 1961 Continental, convertible, 4dr, orig. leather upholstery, sound all around, $32,000 (352) 637-4642 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Trucks CHEVY 1988 Suburban, silverado strong! must sell ill need meds! $1550.obo (352) 795-0898 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUY RVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Jayco Designer 95Series, 5th Whl. 37.10 3 slides, $1000 repairs from local buz $8500 (352) 628-1126 Spirit of America, 28 ft, Coachman, 4 new tires 2 new batteries, lg. slide, sleeps 5, like new $11,900, 352-637-2735 TRAIL LITE2006 travel trailer weighs 5002 lbs, 31 ft with slide out,great condition! 10,900 352-628-4729 WILDERNESS 27 ft. (fiberglass) 1 slide out, Q.bed deluxe upgrades, slps 6 WELL MAINTAINED $11,500 (352) 344-4087 Auto Parts/ Accessories 350 CHEVY Motor less thn 2K mi.$600 Rear end Chevy 12 bolt $100 (352) 795-8846 Weather Tech, Digital Fit Floor Mats, Honda Odyssey, $50 (352) 726-2283 Vehicles Wanted $$ TOP DOLLAR $$ For Wrecked, Junk or Unwanted Cars/Trucks. $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot LARRYS AUTO SALES, Hwy 19... 352 564-8333 EZ LOANSConsignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. Paying up to$25,000 Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 Cars 1995 BMW 525 runs good $3,000 obo 352-584-6433 Mercury Topaz68K miles, clean, lt blue runs/looks great,excel tires, 352-527-3509 or 352-287-0755 Nissan ALTIMALimited edit., like new, auto.a/c,red, $1800 352-746-0852 BUICK 02LaSabre,V6, one owner, garage kept, 72K Mi loaded. $6450. (352) 746-9002 CHEVROLET Monte Carlo, great running, good looking Asking $1,975. Cell, 845-701-6370 (352) 637-2588 CHEVY IMPALA2007, V-6, loaded, mint cond., grey mist, 55K $15,500. (352) 601-4568 EZ LOANSConsignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Citrus County Land LAND 1.5 acres fenced partially cleared, on 480 in Homosassa across from firehouse. water and sewer are avail.$25K 352-382-0535 Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Lots For Sale CRYSTAL MINI FARMS2 1/2 acres + -bring horses gardens,mobile home or build your home as you like. $35k owner pays closing. phone 352-746-7425 Waterfront Land CHASSAHOWITZKA DBL. LOT on canal fenced $15K 352-613-4673 Boat Accessories 2011 175 MERCURYOpti-max-ProXS, 4 year transferable warranty $9200 obo (352) 422-4141 EVINRUDE 120HP1988 oil injected, power tilt, strong motor, runs great, must see! $1500 (352) 795-4240 Watercrafts 16 Ft. Fiberglass Canoe w/ paddles $150 (813) 361-4929 Boats 14 FT. Aluminum Boat with trailer, bimini top, fish finder, cushion seats, rod holder $675. (352) 628-6585 ProKat 20 ft140 HP Suzuki 4 stk low hours, very clean, alum tandem trailer, VHF,, twin hull t-top Depth, GPS, Windless anchor $18k obo (352) 464-4877 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 PONTOON 32 Houseboat, $5000 (352) 527-1734 PROLINE 1992 WA/Cuddy Cabin w/trailer & 96 250hp Yamaha RUNS GREAT $6900. 352-563-1518 PROLINE 21 Cuddy, full transom, w/brack, 150 HP Yam., Bimini, VHF, porta pot, dep. finder, trailer $5,900. (352) 382-3298 SOUTHBAY Pontoon, 20ft 75HP eng. loaded, hardly used 21 hrs. on boat & mtr, $19K or take over payments 352-341-3305 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com WE NEED BOATSSOLD AT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE 352-795-1119Mercury Auth Parts and Service US 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall) Recreation Vehicles Fourwind 29 ft on Ford chassis, good condition, $20,000 neg. 352-628-0821 I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 Infinity 1999 Motorhome ,4-Winds 35 foot, Triton V-10 gas, 43k miles. 2 ac,Onan gen, back-up camera, fully equipped,tow bars & hitch + brake buddy for towed vehicle.All manuals for coach & app.All serve hook-up equip. See at Oak Bend Village Rt 40 West lot70 Dunnellon. Call for tour 352-465-6335 asking $22,500. Will neg Campers/ Travel Trailers 32 foot KZ toyhauler, like new, full slide out, sleeps 7, new tires, like new Owan Gen., gas tank, alum wheels $18,500 352-795-2975 COUGAR 5th wheel 12ft slide, 14ft awning, 5th airborne hitch & pin (worth $1,500, can also be used on 5.5 ft shortbed truck, garaged kept, all for $9,900 (352) 212-1704 FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 Hirch 15K 5th wheel Hitch 4 way tilt, $250 obo (352) 422-2113 JAYCO2005 Jay Feather LGT 25Z New tires/brakes; sleeps 6;new queen mattress; shower/tub; stove/oven; refrig/sep freezer; lots of storage. Like new $9,500 priced below blue book retail see in Inglis 352-447-5434 Citrus County Homes IVE MOVED! Sellers Homes are Selling!CALL ME! Deborah Infantine ERA AMERICAN REALTY352-302-8046 FREE List of Foreclosures SAVE thousands$$$$$ Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. FOR SALE BY OWNER Dunnellon Area, 2 story 4BR 3BA above ground pool. 8x10 utility bldg. financing avail $100 closing cost. Low Down Call Dan 800-285-4414 Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 NEW HOMES Starting at $71,500. on your property!!!! Atkinson Construction 352-637-4138 Lic.# CBCO59685 Whether you are buying or selling your home, you need a Realtor you can rely on. Call Bonita Amonte, Realtor Cell (386)562-6665 amonte08 @gmail.com Plantation Realty Inc 1250 N. Country Club Drive Crystal River, Fl. 34429 Office (352) 795-0784 Fax: (352) 795-2887 Time Share Wyndham/RCI Points Plus, Time Share Pd. $40K Asking $20K Selling Due to Injury Call for Details (352) 563-0328 Waterfront Homes CRYSTAL RIVER2 Story, 5BR/3Bath 2 boat slips near Kings Bay $519,000 Make Offers 352-563-9857 GIVE IT ALL TO GOD & ALWAYS BE THANKFUL Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 GOSPEL ISLAND Lakefront Home 3/2/2.scr porch lrg oak trees $125K by owner 908-322-6529 Homosassa Awesome location! Quick access to gulf, deep canal minutes to springs, 2/2 hted pool/ spa $154,500 (863) 698-0020 Vacant Property CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Citrus County Land 5 acres high & dry off Cardinal on Georgeina $32,500. obo 813-426-6078 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Open House Beverly Hills. Sun 12-3. 14 New Florida. 2br/2ba/2car. New roof & NEW INTERIOR. $68,500. 527-1239 Pine Ridge Lot For Sale Pine Ridge sub. 3620 N. Stirrup Dr., 2.78 ac, horse trail on back side, wooded, for sale by owner. Google it! $59,900. Wont last long. firstname.lastname@example.org 478.957.0211 Beverly Hills Homes 2br/2ba/2car. 14 New Florida Av New roof, baths, appliances, paint, flooring, Newer A/C. Fenced, shed. $68,500. 352-527-1239 Citrus Hills Homes 2 Bedroom, 2 bath house with heated pool & fireplace on 1 acre lot in Citrus Hills. In excellent cond., Owner finance with D/P + Excellent credit. Call 304-673-0110 or 304-673-5550. Reduced to $139,000 Hernando Homes ARBOR LAKES 55+ Comm.3/2/2 + Lg enclose a/c porch, most pvt. location, Upgrades $179,900 (352) 726-7952 Arbor Lakes, Gated Community 3/2/2 Split Flr plan Lots of ceramic, Fl. Rm. great patio & landscaping $129,900 3757 Arbor Lakes Dr. 352-344-3700 Inverness Homes 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 For Sale 3/3/2 Home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia, Reduced. Come take a look (352) 860-0878 Gospel Island 2 Bedroom. 2 Bath. Garage&Carport.Enclosed FR. Updated,MUST SEE Large Yard.FSBO 79,900 CALL 352-344-9290 HIGHLANDS, Remodeled 2/1/1, w/ 2 additional lots, Nice quiet Area $58,900. (352) 697-2884 Crystal River Homes GREAT LOCATION 3/2/2 Water access. Updated roof/ac/appliances. Corner lot w/beautiful adjacent lot. $99k 352-422-2970 Sugarmill Woods Buying or Selling REAL ESTATE,Let Me Work For You!BETTY HUNT, REALTOR ERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc.352 586-0139 hunt4houses68 @yahoo.com www.bettyhunts homes.com. Rent: Houses Furnished MEADOWCREST Fairmont Villa 3/2/2, beautifully furnished Maint free living, fireplace in liv rm. $850/mo + utilities 352 746-4116 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS1Bed w/fla rm. + bonus room C/H/A, W/D MOVE IN $1100 (352) 422-7794 BEVERLY HILLS 2/1Fl. Rm., 106 S. Fillmore. $550 mo. 352-422-2798 BEVERLY HILLS2/1/1 Fl. Rm, CHA,Shed, $550. mo352-795-9060 BEVERLY HILLS 3/1/1 352-464-2514 BEVERLY HILLS38 S. Jeffery, nice 2/1 fam rm $550.+ 628-0033 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/1, $675. mo. (352) 613-3678 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 $850+ deposit 352-341-4178 CITRUS SPRINGS4/2 enclosed porch, laundry room, nice back yard fenced $800 (352)-489-0117 CITRUS SPRINGS Never 3/2/2, lg. mast. sute. $800 mo. 3/2/1 $695 352-697-3133 Crystal River 2/1 $565 mo+ dep. semi furn.Call Mike W. 352-400-1387 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/1 + Family Room $675 + dep 464-2716 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/2 $750. mo + sec. 850-371-1568 DUNNELLON 3/2/1 SIGNING BONUS Close to downtown & Rainbow River, off street parking, fencd yd., priv. entrance RUBLESRENTALS.COM daveruble81@ bellsouth.net (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm HERNANDO Lg. 2/1 block, on water Apachee Shores w/Mother N-Law Suite Estate Sale! Must Sell! $90K (229) 246-8008 INVERNESS 3/2-1/2/2. mini ranch fenced 2+acres. horse ok $975 1st&last 476-6463 INVERNESS Highlands, 2/1/1 scr porch fenced yd $600 mo.1st & Sec (352) 344-2560 SUGARMILL WOODS 2/2/1 Villa $595. Riverlinks Rlty (352) 628-1616 Waterfront Rentals CRYSTAL RIVER3/1.5, Floating Dock /deep water/Gulf Access. upscale, secure area, no smoking, 1st/last $850. -$1,000 depending on terms 352-795-0102 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rooms For Rent CRYSTAL RIVER$85/wk. Moves -U-N .inclselect, sat dish 352-563-1465/212-1960 INVERNESS Rm w/ Priv. ba, $85. wk no smoke 352 586-9932 Real Estate For Sale FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL UNIQUE & HISTORIC HOMES, SMALL TOWN COUNTRY LIFESTYLE OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989 LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCH www. crosslandrealty.com (352) 726-6644 Crossland Realty Inc. Apartments Unfurnished HOMOSASSA 1BR, refr. stove, W&D, util. Includ. $500. mo.+ sec, 352-628-6537 INVERNESS 2/1 W/D hkup., incls. H20, trash, lawn, storage rm. $450. + sec. 634-5499 INVERNESS 2/1, Tri-plex, Great Loc., clean & roomy. no pets $500.mo $300. Sec. 352-341-1847 INVERNESS Close to hosp 1/1 $450 2/1 $500 352-422-2393 Lecanto NEWER 2 BR 2 Ba duplex, $595 352-634-1341 Business Locations CRYSTAL RIVERGreat Commercial location. 6545 W Gulf to Lake Highway, next to new County offices. 400 ft frontage. Zoned GNC. 50 X 55 ft two bay building with office & storage. Avail. Jan 1. Call W. Roche (352) 563-0683 Duplexes For Rent CITRUS SPRINGS 2/2 Duplex nice private area, near shopping & schools. Wtr, sewer incl $600mo 352-558-4477 FLORAL CITY Lg 2/1, $550 1st & sec clean, pet ok. (352) 603-0345 HOMOSASSA 2/1 from $450 Riverlinks Realty 352-628-1616 HOMOSASSA 2/22 yr old W/D hookups 1300 sf LA $650/mo (352) 592-0893 Inverness 2/1 triplex screenporch, open plan,renovated, $650/1st/last/sec 352-586-6646 INVERNESS 2/2/1 Like New no smok/pets $700/mo. 1st, last & sec. 352-341-3562/400-0743 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses BEVERLY HILLS20 S. Osceola, 2/1, $545 352-697-1907 INVERNESS 2/1 Large fenced lot minutes to Walmart. Large steel building for boat, trailer, etc. $580 includes water and garbage. Pets welcome. 352-216-7692 Specializing in Sugarmill Woods Rentals Debe Johns Brkr/Assoc/PRM Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty Property Manager (352) 382-2700 www. coldwellbankernext generation.com See what a Professional Residential Manager can do for you. Rent: Houses Furnished Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Mobile Homes and Land FLORAL CITYon3 Lots, Assumable Mort. $16K 2 Master Suites Newer appliance $33,900 Cridland Real Living. J. Desha 352-634-6340 Green Acres Is The Place To Be3/2 ON ACRE New carpet throughout, new appliances. Nice Home $2,100 down P& I only $369.84/mo. W.A.C.Call to View 352-401-2979 HOMOSASSA 2/2 SW on fenc ac Remodeled hardwd & tile flrs. Open plan, $39,900. No Financing (352) 527-3204 Sugarmill Woods Area3/2, approx. 1500 sq. ft. on over 1 acre. Quite,, nice home on paved road. Brand new A/C & heat & appliance, under full warranty. Ceramic tile in master bath, guest bath & kitchen. New wood cabinets, new deck & driveway This house has a great location, 2 mi. from Publix, 3 mi., from Suncoast Pkwy. 5 mi. from new Walmart. $2,200. down $399.00/mo., P & I, W.A.C. Must Seeto steal this house 352-613-0587 Mobile Homes In Park For Sale 56 Ft. MOBILE HOME in quite, established Mobile Home Park Very good cond. Must be 55+ AFFORDABLE (352) 793-7675 Furnished 14 x 50 w/ added enclosure, vinyl & scrn. rm., SS appls New Washer/Dryer, workshop w/ power Remodeled inside/out $12,500 (352) 418-5926 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 bed room, 1 bath $2,000. Must be approved 352-476-4964 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 3 bed room, 1 bath $3,000 (cash only) must be approved352-476-4964 WESTWIND VILLAGE55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 Bdrm. $550 mo. NEAR TOWN 352-563-9857 CRYSTAL RIVERLg 2 Br fully furn W/D,DW, big screen TV, water, sewer, trash lawn $595. mo (352) 212-9205 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 CRYSTAL RIVERLg 2 BR 1 BA w/d hook up, dishwasher, lawn water & sewer $450 mo (352) 212-9205 FLORAL CITY1BD $400/mo $200 dp Trails End Camp no pets 352-726-3699
C10 T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0008OMT *Price excludes tax, tag, registration, title, and $499 dealer fee. Prices include all Village Toyota incentives. Offers cannot be combined. All vehicles subject to prior purchase. All customers who purchase or lease a new Toyota receive a 2 year, 25K mile free maintenance plan. Photos for illustration purposes only. We reserve the right to correct typographical errors. Corolla lease is $149/month with $2,000 cash cap reduction for 36 months. Corolla 0% 36 month term. Camry lease is $199/month with $2,000 cash cap reduction for 36 months. All leases 12k miles per year. Homosassa Crystal River Beverly Hills Spring Hill Brooksville 491 Inverness Lecanto 98 50 Homosassa VILLAGE 44 44 352-628-5100 0009VI6 MUST PRESENT AD PRIOR TO PURCHASE www.villagetoyota.com Better Cars. Better Deals. Better Hurry! MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,415 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,420 Toyotathon Bonus . . . . . . . . . . . $500 $ 15,495 LEASE FOR $ 149 FOR 36 MOS.* OR BUY FOR 0% & $ 500 REBATE* Auto Transmission Air Conditioning Cruise Control Power Windows Power Locks Keyless Enty 4.0l V6 D OHC 24 V VVT-I 270 HP/278 LB-FT 5 Speed Automatic Transmission w/Sequential Shift Featuring a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance 2010 EXPEDITION 2 WD, 4 Dr., XLT $ 23,995 Stock #11100338 MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,480 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,485 Toyotathon Bonus . . . . . . . . . . . $500 $ 21,495 Star Safety System: Enhanced Vehicle 4-Spd. Electric Controlled Auto Trans Electronic Power Steering Stability Control Traction Control Air Conditioning A M/FM CD w /6 Speakers Cruise Control Power Windows/Door Locks/Keyless Entry Auto Transmission Remote Keyless Entry & Push Button Start Cruise Control Brake Assist (B A ) Power Locks Power Windows MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,959 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 Toyotathon Bonus . . . . . . . . . . . . $500 $ 24,459 2005 JEEP WRANGLER 2 Dr. X $ 14,995 Stock #11110214 2003 ACURA TL 4 Dr. Sdn, 3.2L Type S $ 11,995 Stock #11110011 2011 SILVERADO 2WD, Ext. Cab, LS $ 22,995 Stock #11100246 2009 JOURNEY FWD, 4 Dr., SXT $ 16,995 Stock #11100312 2002 DEVILLE 4 Dr Sedan $ 6,995 Stock #11100299 2010 NISSAN ARMADA 2WD, 4 Dr., SE $ 33,995 Stock #11110138 2002 ACURA MDX 4 Dr. SUV Touring Pkg. $ 8,995 Stock #11100337 2002 HONDA ACCORD LX, Auto, V6 $ 5,995 Stock #11100017 2003 SIENNA $ 8,995 Stock #11100253 2004 CAMRY 4 Dr., Sedan, XLE, Auto $ 8,995 Stock #11100139 2008 SORENTO 2 WD, 4 Dr., LX $ 15,995 Stock #11110035 MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,634 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,339 Toyotathon Bonus . . . . . . . . . . . . $500 $ 22 ,9 95 OUR BIGGEST SALES EVENT OF THE YEAR AT VILLAGE TOYOTA OF CRYSTAL RIVER 2011 COROLLA LE 2011 RAV 4 4 Speed Automatic 2012 TUNDRA 4X2 2011 PRIUS 20 MPG HWY 51 MPG CITY OR 0% FOR 60 MOS. OR 0% FOR 36 MOS. 35 MPG HWY 16 MPG CITY Automatic Limited-Slip Differential Cruise Control Power Windows/Door Locks
LOCAL CLUB NEWSSUNDAY____________________________________________ CITRUS COUNTY RETREADS meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. Sundays at the restaurant at rear of B&W Rexall Drugs, Inverness. All makes and models of motorcycles welcome. Ride follows. TUESDAY___________________________________________ CITRUS COUNTY CORVETTE CLUB meets each second Tuesday on the month thereafter to Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club 7395 W. Pinebrook Crystal River, FL. You can find directions and maps on our web site www.citruscorvettes.com Guests are always welcome come check us out. CITRUS AS MODEL A FORD CAR CLUB meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at the Floral City Lions Club on E. Orange Ave (next to the library) in Floral City, FL. www.citrusas.com or contact Pat at 352-746-7790. WEDNESDA Y ______________________________________ INVERNESS BIG DOGS MOTORCYCLE CLUB meets for breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at rear of B&W Rexall Drugs. Ride follows, all bikes welcome. Call J.R. and Rachel Harris at 726-6128. CITRUS MOPAR CAR CLUB meets for breakfast and car chat every Wednesday at 9 am at various restaurants in Citrus County. All car enthusiasts are welcome to join them. For specific locations call Ken McNally at 352-341-1165 or Mike Bonadonna at 352-341-1019. NATURE COAST CORVAIR CLUB meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The club gathers at the B/W Rexall Drug Store in Inverness. (They have a private dining room in the back of their restaurant.) Their address is 214 US Hwy 41 S Inverness. Most of of the club arrives at 6:00 p.m. to have dinner and welcomes the company of other classic car and Corvair enthusiasts. For any additional information, contact David Langdon, Secretary, Nature Coast Corvair Club, 352-563-1817, or by email at email@example.com.THURSDAY________________________________________ GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS CHAPTER FL1-R OF DUNNELLON meets for their monthly gathering on the second Thursday at the Penn Station Deli & Grill, 20583 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, 6 p.m. to eat, 7 p.m. to meet. Call chapter director Allan Sarge Tidd at (352) 425-0753 or assistant chapter director Eric Persons at (352) 433-5306. Kick tires to be announced via email. GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER OF INVERNESS kick tire at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Burger King parking lot, corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 44 East. Call directors Rachel, JR Harris at 726-6128 or Ken and Jackie Smith at (352) 476-7151. CITRUS COUNTY CRUISERS CLUB meets on the first Thursday on the month, at the Homosassa Moose Lodge at 7 p.m. If interested in joining our club, you must have a vehicle 20 yrs or older. Or come visit us on Saturday night at Wendy's ( see Saturday).FRIDAY_____________________________________________ NATURE COAST MUSTANG S meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Arbys on U.S. 19 in Crystal River across from the airport. Bring your car and enjoy the fun. Call Bob at 860-2598. THE WANDERERS CLUB meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the parking lot of the Bealls Department Store on State Road 44 West of Inverness. Bring your old car and have fun with other car enthusiasts. Call Frank at 212-2966 or visit wandererscarclubofinvernessfl.com. FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER is hosted by the City of Inverness and the Citrus MOPARS Car Club every third Friday of the month from 5 to 8 PM at the Government Center at 212 W Main St in downtown Historic Inverness. All cars, trucks, car clubs and spectators are welcome for music, 50/50 drawing and more. Contact Ken McNally at 352-341-1165 or Mike Bonadonna at 352-341-1019 or go to www.inverness-fl.gov for more info.SATURDAY_________________________________________ FREE WHEELIN SERTOMA CLUB MOTORCYCLE CLUB meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays on the road. Call Rainer Jakob at 726-7903 for destinations. NATURE COAST RETREADS meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays at Momma Sallys, US 19 in Crystal River. A ride follows. All styles of motorcycles are welcome. Call Jacque at 637-4693 or Dave at 6282401. CITRUS COUNTY CRUISERS invites you to its weekly cruise-in from 6 to ? (depending on the weather and no-seums) every Saturday at the parking lot next to Wendys in Crystal River. We have oldies music, trivia, 50/50s and special events the second and third Saturday of every month. Questions call Jim at 527-0024 or Lester at 628-7021. www.citruscountycruisers.com. CITRUS MOPAR Citrus MOPARS Car Club will have their weekly cruise-in each Saturday at 5 PM in the parking lot next to Wendy's on Rt. 19 in Crystal River. Call Ken McNally at 352-3411165 or Mike Bonadonna at 352-341-1019 for more info. Send us your automotive and auto club events information to firstname.lastname@example.org THE FAST LANE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 YOUR SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS AUTOMOTIVE INSIDE Advertiser Map..........................2 Ask the Doctor...........................3 Automotive Classifieds..............3 Classic Classics: 1929 Plymouth.........................2 The Cadillac SRX enters 2012 with a greater combination of performance, technology and capability. A new, more powerful 3.6liter V-6 engine becomes the sole engine offered in the SRX. Its rated at 308 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. Spicy Cadillac SRX is Cayenne Pepper for the Road I f youve been looking for an American luxury crossover vehicle that delivers the finesse and driving dynamics of a European SUV, then put the 2012 Cadillac SRX on your list. This big sport-crossover vehicle with a curb weight of 4,442 pounds doesnt lumber around the road. Its graceful. But dont let the SRXs polite and easy manners fool you. The SRX has the punch of a macho body-builders strength. The folks at Cadillac will flex their muscles and tell it to you straight: they are making big conquest sales from import owners with the SRX. Sales are up 17 percent in the first half of 2011 and sales in 2010 were up 150 percent from the previous year. Obviously, the SRX is getting it right for Cadillac. The front-wheel-drive SRX is offered in Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium collections starting at about $34,615. An all-wheel-drive configuration is also offered. New for 2012, the SRX houses under its sleek hood a more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The only engine offered on the SRX lineup, its coupled to a Hydra-Matic six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The driver now has the option of selecting the transmissions Eco feature for better fuel efficiency of up to 1 mile per gallon. Our tester, the front-wheel-drive Premium model priced at $45,975, had EPA-estimated fuel ratings of 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The engine and transmission worked smoothly together, which was especially noticeable under hard acceleration. The shift points were imperceptible. The SRX powerplant horsepower is rated 308 at 6,800 rpm and the torque production is 265 lb.-ft. at 2,400 rpm. Providing our SRX Premium with its gracious road manners is a four-wheel independent suspension system. The power-assisted variableeffort and speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering are perfectly matched in this vehicle. Our tester featured the new-for-2012 standard 20inch machined-face wheels. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard on the Base and Luxury collections. The five-passenger, fivedoor SRX offers great room inside and ease-of-use for accessing the 29.2 cubic feet of cargo volume in the rear with the convenient power liftgate that has a control button to modulate how high the gate lifts. Cargo room expands to 61.2 cu.-ft. with the second row folded flat. Maximum towing is just 3,500 pounds when equipped with the optional trailering package. Giving the SRX its dynamic European road-worthy flair are a number of important exterior styling cues. The 2012 SRX is set off with a wide stance, minimal overhangs and wheels pushed to the corner all working together to portray an ample and robust machine. On our tester the adaptive forward lighting and high-intensity discharge headlamps kept us moving adeptly through night driving. On the inside, Cadillac has made a few minor revisions to the 2012 model. The SRX now features Bluetooth phone connectivity on all models. Theres a heated steering wheel as standard on the top three collections and door lock switches are now on the door panels as well as on the center console. Two of the delightful luxury surprises are the navigation systems the threedimensional imaging, plus the screen rises from the center of the dashboard and we really liked the classy touch of the Cadillac signature name inscribed on the door sill plates which illuminate when the door opens. Cadillac is experiencing great success with the SRX. Its one of their finest products in their portfolio. Available in three trims LX, EX, and SX the Kia Optima adds numerous packaging and technology enhancements and new consumer-friendly amenities to provide a more upscale feel. On the outside, the 2012 Optima receives standard chrome accented exterior door handles, fog lights, heated outside mirrors, and new automatic light control on LX models while LED tail lights a re now standard on EX models. The 2012 Optima is available in two fuel-efficient engines featuring gasoline direct injection, including a 200-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 274-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine. A 2.4-liter hybrid engine also is availNEW ON WHEELS BY CONNIE KEANE, Motor Matters 2012 KIA OPTIMA POP CARPETS More than 4 million plastic bottles could be diverted from landfills by putting them in the all-new Ford Escape. The next Ford Escape uses 25 recycled 20ounce plastic bottles in the carpeting of each vehicle. Its the first time Ford has used this type of carpeting in an SUV. Its a good use of recycled product and keeps it out of landfills, said Laura Sinclair, a materials engineer for Ford. Part of the recipe to improve the carpet involves adding more plastic bottles to the mix. The polyester fibers created from pop bottles make up a nonwoven carpet material, Sinclair said. Source: Ford Motor Company
F2 T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE ADVERTISER INDEX To advertise in Wheels please call 352-563-5592 5 3 1 1.Crystal Chevy 866-434-3065 2.Crystal Chrysler Dodge Jeep 866-434-3064 3.Crystal Nissan 866-434-3057 4.Nick Nicholas Ford 726-1231 5.Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln 795-7371 2 4 1929 Plymouth Purchased for Wifes Childhood Memories W hen she was a young girl Katherine Darges enjoyed going to car shows with her father. How was she to know that years later she would have her own classic car to display? After she married Larry Grisham, Darges told her husband about wonderful childhood memories of attending car shows. What better gift for his wife, Grisham thought, than to give her an antique model? He began shopping for a restored vehicle that was in turnkey condition. He rejected several very nice cars simply because they were too popular. He didnt want a common car for his wife. He wanted something out of the ordinary, something with a smidgen of rarity. In the spring of 2010 Grishams perseverance and patience were rewarded. In the Pacific Northwest, he discovered a 1929 Plymouth coupe Model U for sale. He learned that the car had been restored in 1986 in northern California and had received excellent care since then. Many photographs were provided and much information divulged as the prospective buyer and the seller engaged in a three-month-long dialog. The sale was made in the first week of June 2010 and the 1929 Plymouth was loaded onto a truck for what turned out to be a journey of five weeks. The Plymouth arrived near the Grishams Nokesville, Va., home on July 8, 2010 and had to be pushed off the truck because the 175.4-cubic-inch, four-cylinder engine would not start. Five weeks of shaking in the back of the truck had loosened some electrical connections, as well as a few mechanical parts. After undergoing a thorough examination where all loose fittings were tightened, the Plymouth was presented to Katherine Darges Grisham. It is so pretty, she says with an appreciative smile. The Chrysler Corporation introduced the first Plymouth models in 1928 in order to compete with Ford and Chevrolet. The new cars featured four-wheel hydraulic brakes, full pressure engine lubrication, aluminum alloy pistons and an independent hand brake, all for the bargain price of only $655. Model U Plymouths for 1929 came in three styles: roadster, sedan and coupe. A total of 108,345 Model U Plymouths were manufactured in 1929. The L-head engine is virtually free of vibration thanks to the rubber motor mounts, a first in 1929. The engine delivers 45 horsepower and the heat it generates is vented through the 19 louvers on each side of the engine hood. There is no cowl ventilator but occupants in the cabin can get a face full of fresh air by raising the windshield a couple of inches with the use of a hand crank. The driver has a windshield wiper that is suspended from above the windshield and is vacuum powered. The sparse dashboard has no glove compartment, however, there is a storage pocket on the right door. Extra lateral room is gained by not having armrests on the doors. Both the gearshift lever and handbrake sprout from the floor. At the center of the four-spoke steering wheel is the horn button. To the left of the hub is a lever to activate the two 8.5-inch headlights and the single tail/brake light on the left rear fender. A lever on the right side of the hub is the hand throttle. As was common 82 years ago, the battery is positioned beneath the floor under the drivers feet. At the rear of the Plymouth is the fuel tank. The gasoline gauge is not inside on the dashboard but near the right end of the tank. A side-draft, single barrel carburetor drinks from the 11-gallon tank. Each wheel, wrapped with a 4.75x19inch tire, has a dozen wooden spokes. An attempt at providing privacy was made by mounting a window shade above the rear window. The trunk is amazingly huge. Despite its size, the spare tire is on the outside, which necessitates a twopiece rear bumper. In 1929 the Plymouth could have been ordered with or without bumpers. With no bumpers the car is a hair less than 13 feet long. Bumpers add a foot and an inch to the length of the car. Whenever Mrs. Grisham steps up on the running board of her Plymouth she is wearing a smile as she enters the green car with black fenders trimmed with white pin striping. It runs strong, Grisham says proudly. Would you like your car to be considered for an upcoming article? E-mail us your jpeg image, plus brief details and phone number. Type "Classic Classics" in subject box to email@example.com. CLASSIC CLASSICS BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters 0009VFT
C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, N OVEMBER29, 2011 F3 Classic Vehicles CORVETTE Convertible 98K orig. mi., Car is in orig. cond. excel. shape, worth $25,000., sell for $15,700obo, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 352-628-7315 VW CONVERTIBLE 1987 Cabriolet Wolfsburg edition 5-speed, 1 owner, priced to sell $1450 obo 352-270-9021 Trucks FORD 08 Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 GMC 1994 Senoma V-6 Automatic w/ topper, A/C works Good Condition Runs great $1500 obo Call 352-697-3897 Sport/Utility Vehicles CHRYSLER 04Pacifica 33K mi, leather, loaded,senior owned, Like new $11, 950 (352) 634-3806 Motorcycles Harley Davidson 02 Heritage soft tail 26K mis. Lots of extras Health Forces Sale $9500 (352) 527-3024 Harley Davidson 04, 1200 Sportest, turq & silver, chromed out, 7K mi. $4700 Crystal River cell 727 207-1619 HARLEY DAVIDSON2002 Low Rider 14,000 miles, one owner, lots of extras. $9500.00 352-560-3731 Cars CHEVROLET Monte Carlo, great running, good looking Asking $1,975. Cell, 845-701-6370 (352) 637-2588 CHEVY IMPALA2007, V-6, loaded, mint cond., grey mist, 55K $15,500. (352) 601-4568 CHRYSLER, 300, 35K miles, off white, black cloth, SAT radio, Nice, $12,600 firm, (352) 795-8792 FORD 04 Taurus SES, Gold 88K mi. 1 owner Nice cond.$5900 (352) 212-2277 KAWASAKI 14K mis. LTD 550 lots of extras great cond $1900 (352) 228-1897 LINCOLN 1997 TownCar Runs good 160k cracked windshield,$800 call 352-287-3987 MERCEDES 2003, C240 Like new, sliver, gray leather int. 43K mi. 4-Matic, 6 cyl. org. owner, $12,500. 352-270-8734 865-300-1884 TOYOTA 01MR2 Spider, convertible silver,5 spd. a/c, like new $8600. 352-634-1070 TOYOTA PRIUS 48,973K mi green w/leather seats $18,500 (352) 746-3663 Classic Vehicles CORVETTE2003 Z06, $29,000 21K mi., Quick silver exterior/ black leather interior. Showcar cond., Orig. paperwork Fully loaded, heads up display, brand new tires. David 352-637-6443 Campers/ Travel Trailers COUGAR 5th wheel 12ft slide, 14ft awning, 5th airborne hitch & pin (worth $1,500, can also be used on 5.5 ft shortbed truck, garaged kept, all for $9,900 (352) 212-1704 JAYCO2005 Jay Feather LGT25Z New tires/brakes; sleeps 6;new queen mattress; shower/tub; stove/oven; refrig/sep freezer; lots of storage. Like new $9,500 priced below blue book retail see in Inglis 352-447-5434 Jayco Designer 95 Series, 5th Whl. 37.10 3 slides, $1000 repairs from local buz $8500 (352) 628-1126 Spirit of America 28 ft, Coachman, 4 new tires 2 new batteries, lg. slide, sleeps 5, like new $11,900, 352-637-2735 TRAILLITE2006 travel trailer weighs 5002 lbs, 31 ft with slide out,great condition! 10,900 352-628-4729 WILDERNESS 27 ft. (fiberglass) 1 slide out, Q.bed deluxe upgrades, slps 6 WELL MAINT AINED $11,500 (352) 344-4087 Cars Mercury Topaz68K miles, clean, lt blue runs/looks great,excel tires, 352-527-3509 or 352-287-0755 Nissan ALTIMALimited edit., like new, auto.a/c,red, $1800 352-746-0852 BUICK 02 LaSabre,V6, one owner, garage kept, 72K Mi loaded. $6450. (352) 746-9002 Boats Procap 20 ft140 HP Suzuki 4 strokelow hours, very clean, Magic alum tandem trailer, VHF, Depth, GPS, Windless anchor $18k obo (352) 464-4877 PROLINE 1992 WA/Cuddy Cabin w/trailer & 96250hp Yamaha RUNS GREAT $6900. 352-563-1518 PROLINE 21 Cuddy, full transom, w/brack, 150 HP Yam., Bimini, VHF, porta pot, dep. finder, trailer $5,900. (352) 382-3298 SOUTHBAY Pontoon, 20ft 75HP eng. loaded, hardly used 21 hrs. on boat & mtr, $19K or take over payments 352-341-3305 Recreation Vehicles Infinity 1999 Motorhome ,4-Winds 35 foot, Triton V-10 gas, 43k miles. 2 ac,Onan gen, back-up camera, fully equipped,tow bars & hitch + brake buddy for towed vehicle.All manuals for coach & app.All serve hook-up equip. See at Oak Bend Village Rt 40 West lot70 Dunnellon. Call for tour 352-465-6335 asking $22,500. Will neg Campers/ Travel Trailers 32 foot KZ toy hauler, like new, full slide out, sleeps 7, new tires, like new Owan Gen., gas tank, alum wheels $18,500 352-795-2975 Dear Doctor: Im the original owner of a 2008 Honda Ridgeline with 25,500 miles. We drive local flat roads and once a month we drive up to the mountains with a load of four people and luggage. My dealer said I needed rear brakes, and had about 4,000 miles left. The fronts had 50 percent life left. We never replaced the fronts yet. My concern is that in all my years of driving the fronts always went first and the next time was always front pads and rotors and then back brakes. Can you help? Tori Dear Tori: I see a lot of rear brakes that wear out before the fronts on late model vehicles. The rear brake pad and rotors are a lot smaller than the front pads and rotors. The rear brakes work a lot more than they do on older vehicles. This is a normal condition. After the rear brake pad replacement, have the technician bleed the brake system to ensure there is no air in the system. Junior Damato is an ASE-certified Master Technician.E-mail questions to email@example.com Mail questions to: Auto Doctor 3 Court Circle, Lakeville, MA 02347Listen to Junior online at www.1460wxbr.comSaturdays from 7am to 10 am eastern time. WITH JUNIOR DAMATO ASK THE AUTO DOCTOR Not Uncommon for Rear Brakes to Wear Out Before the Fronts S upporters of natural gas make a strong case for its use in our cars and trucks, but the reality of burning natural gas as motor vehicle fuel is challenging. Thats because there is a relative shortage of natural gas fueling stations. More importantly, theres a short driving range of most natural gas vehicles. However, at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Volkswagen introduced its new subcompact model, the Up! (well refrain from further use of the exclamation point), as well as six concept versions of the Up. One of those concept cars is the eco Up with a dual-fuel EcoFuel System engine that uses both Compressed Natural Gas and gasoline. The idea behind Volkswagens subcompact is that the car runs on natural gas in regular use, but it also holds a 2.5-gallon reserve tank of gasoline to give owners a cushion of extra driving range. Why consider natural gas rather than gasoline? Because it produces no smog-forming emissions and just a sliver of the carbon dioxide of gasoline. Its also less expensive than gasoline and the U.S. has abundant domestic sources of natural gas. As natural gas advocate T. Boone Pickens said at a rally in Washington last April, We are absolutely crazy if we dont use this fuel. It is cleaner, it is cheaper, it is abundant and it is ours. The ours part was underscored by Oklahoma congressman John Sullivan, who explained, We spend $1.5 to $2 billion dollars a day to send oil to foreign sources. In theory that all sounds well and good unless you cant find the natural gas to fuel your car. Currently, only the Honda Civic Natural Gas is available in the U.S. as a factory-built natural gas model. Volkswagen has not yet announced plans to sell the new Up subcompact in the U.S., but it seems a likely eventuality. While the Civics trunk space is compromised by the additional size of the natural gas tank, leaving it too small for family travel, the Volkswagen Up was designed with the 18-gallon natural gas tank nestled into the floor and the 2.5-gallon gasoline tank in the spare tire well. That means no cargo flexibility is lost in the Up other than the loss of the spare tire. And, the Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicles rear seatback does not fold down for a pass-through to the trunk as the other Civic trims do. Absence of a spare tire in the Up is a reasonable concern, but an increasing number of new cars are coming without spares, and in the case of the Up, the spare has been displaced for good reason. Running on natural gas, the Ups drive range is a shade less than 200 miles, which is about the same as that of the Civic. With its reserve supply of gasoline, the subcompact Up can go another 150 miles before it runs out of fuel, providing ample opportunity to reach a natural gas station or to just top off the gasoline for still more miles before reaching the next natural gas source. The EcoFuel natural gas engine gives us an alternative to expensive hybrid technology in a small car, and it delivers incredibly low fuel consumption and emissions values, remarked Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagens board member for technology development. Dan Carney, Motor Matters Volkswagen EcoFuel Engine Runs on Gasoline and Natural Gas Volkswagens concept car the eco Up! is powered by natural gas and extremely clean to drive. Volkswagen also uses a newly developed 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that has 67 horsepower. 0009VFY
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