<%BANNER%>
Citrus County chronicle
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028315/02629
 Material Information
Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness, Fla
Publication Date: 12-19-2011
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily[<1987-1995>]
weekly[ former <1939-1968>]
semiweekly[ former <1980-1981>]
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Citrus County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 15802799
alephbibnum - 366622
lccn - sn 87070035
System ID: UF00028315:02629

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

Volunteers count avians for Audubon M ATTHEWB ECK Chronicle CRYSTAL RIVERB irders across Citrus County as well as many across the nation spent Friday participating in the National Audubon Societys Christmas Bird Count. Nationally, the bird count began Dec. 14, and will continue through Jan. 5 and tens of thousands of volunteers will participate. Locally, the Citrus County Audubon Society set aside Friday as their day to count. Birders utilized tools including binoculars and spotting scopes as well as their naked eyes to keep a count along the western region of the county. From the Gulf of Mexico east to the Citrus Hills area and from Sugarmill Woods north to Red Level marked the area designated for the count. The National Audubon Society and other organizations use the data collected in this census as a tool to determine the health of bird populations as well as to help direct conservation actions. Pat Bazany, co-team leader for one of nine local teams of birders who participated Friday, views the annual count as a challenge on a number of levels. She says she became involved in birding and the Christmas Bird Count some 20 years ago. She and her team members utilized the area along West Fort Island Trail out to Fort Island Gulf Beach as their bird-count area. I just love being outside and this allows me to do that, she said. Bazany said it took time to learn the most pro ductive techniques to become proficient at birding. This is a challenge to my skills and to my senses, she said. You have to learn how to look for birds. You have to look for movement to find them. You also have to listen for them and you have to learn about different habitat. Its mentally and physically challenging, but in the end its very rewarding. Murray Gardoer, a veteran of 60 Christmas Bird Counts, credits his eighth-grade middleschool teacher with infusing him with the knowledge and passion that has remained for six decades. I have a great interest in birds, he said. Gardoes says his most memorable moment birding came in 2003 at the Viera Wetlands on Floridas east coast. I documented the first mangrove swallow in North America, he recalled while taking a break from glassing the salt marsh near Fort Island Gulf Beach. The veteran birder and DECEMBER 19, 2011 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community 50 CITRUS COUNTY Spoiler alert: Chiefs hand Packers first loss of the season /B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics....................B8 Crossword................B7 Editorial....................A8 Entertainment..........B6 Horoscope................B6 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B6 Movies......................B8 Obituaries................A6 TV Listings................B7 Classifieds................B9 ONLINE POLL: Your choice?Do you support the federal recommendation to ban drivers from using cell phones? A.Yes. Whether its talking, texting or using other functions, cell phone use by drivers poses huge dangers. B.No. Cell phone use by drivers poses little to no danger. C.Yes. But an exception should be made for use of hands-free devices. D.No. That would be government overreach. To vote, visit www. chronicleonline.com. Click on the word Opinion in the menu to see the poll. Results will appear next Monday. Find last weeks online poll results./ Page A4 MONDAYHIGH 74 LOW 47 Partly cloudy. East winds 5 to 10 mph. PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morningVOLUME 117 ISSUE 134 Meal-makers sought for Path Christmas dinner S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterLECANTO Every year, Linda Ross, her family and a number of volunteers have always taken the time to offer fellowship, gifts and a hearty meal to individuals from the Path of Citrus County on Christmas Day. Whether it was her private residence or a spacious fellowship hall, accommodations were always meet, and there was enough food to make sure everyone was well feed and happy at the end of the day. However, as the economy continues to stammer, the number of people looking for a hot meal on Christmas has grown. It could climb to 40 people this year. Thats more than we ever had, The Path volunteer said. Therefore, Ross said they would be hosting this years dinner at the Citrus County Builders Associations building in Lecanto, which will offer a good amount of space to house everyone comfortably. However, because the CCBA building has no kitchen to cook and heat the dishes, Ross is eagerly trying to find people to donate prepared food for the meal on Christmas Day. Currently, she is looking for help with salads and desserts, she said. In addition to food, Ross said there would be many activities for people to participate in. Bowling will be on the Nintendo Wii; her Volunteers asked to donate prepared food, gifts for homeless See PATH / Page A2 Citrus Springs loves a Christmas parade C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterCITRUS SPRINGS Parade watchers sat in the sunshine and watched as the procession rolled by during the Citrus Springs annual Christmas parade Sunday afternoon. Barbara Sclafani, a member of the Citrus Springs Civic Association and president of its youth committee, said she was very pleased with the days activities, which included the crowning of a parade prince and princess, parade entry awards, clowns, food and a visit from Santa at Wesley Jones Park. We doubled what we had last year, attendance and participants, she said. It was really cool. The parade winners are: Megyn Megyn Gonzalez, 5, tells Santa Clause, also known as Doug Morrison, what she wants for Christmas in Wesley Jones Park after the Citrus Springs Christmas parade. Megyn was also crowned parade princess. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle This American Bald Eagle rests atop a pole Friday morning near Fort Island Gulf Beach. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle ABOVE: Polly Freese, left, and Pat Bazany use binoculars to get a glimpse into the tree tops Friday during the National Audubon Annual Christmas Bird Count. The two and other team members were spotting birds at Fort Island Trail Park in Crystal River. BELOW: Jim McKay, right, uses a spotting scope as Pat Bazany gazes with binoculars, looking for as many species of birds as possible. See BIRDERS / Page A2 Eagle-eyed birders eye eagles See PARADE / Page A4 BREAKING NEWS N. Korean dictator Kim Jong Il dead at 69 SEOUL, South Korea Kim Jong Il, North Koreas mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died. He was 69. Kims death was announced Monday on state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but he had appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media. The communist countrys Dear Leader reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease. The news came as North Korea prepared for a hereditary succession. Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994. In September 2010, Kim Jong Il unveiled his third son, the twentysomething Kim Jong Un, as his successor, putting him in highranking posts. Kim Jong Il had been groomed for 20 years to lead the communist nation founded by his guerrilla fighter-turnedpolitician father and built according to the principle of juche, or self-reliance. For further coverage and analysis of Kim Jong Ils death as well as reaction from U.S. and foreign diplomats, see Tuesdays edition.From wire reports

PAGE 2

husband, Allen, will be heading up karaoke; her mom will be looking for people to play a good game of dominoes with throughout the day; and a nice movie will be on deck for people to wind down to after a jammed-packed afternoon. But to keep with the spirit of giving, there will also be gifts handed out. Ross is hoping to gather a few items to give the Path shelter residents Im looking for just generic gifts, things everybody can use, she said. At the Path, residents are always in constant need of certain items, which include bug repellant, peanut butter, cell phones with 911 service, batteries, diapers, deodorant, socks, underwear, shower gel, feminine hygiene products, bike tire repair kits, tooth brushes, tooth paste and drink boxes. Anyone interested in contributing food or gifts, Ross asks people to drop off the items after noon on Christmas Day at the CCBA building, which is at 1196 S. Lecanto Highway, in Lecanto across from the Havana House Caf. For more information, call Linda at 352-464-0004 or Allen at 352-464-0003. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352564-2924 or swiles@chronicle online.com. Weeki Wachee resident has mentored other birders and has several other friends who have first-finds on this continent. Fridays count didnt produce any first finds but some of the species observed and counted by the group include the common golden eye, bufflehead, Nelsons sparrow, common loon, white and brown pelicans, harriers, red shoulder hawk and American Bald Eagle. Besides the panhandle, this area out here by the beach is probably one of the best in Florida to view the common golden eye, Gardoes said. Bazany said between 40-50 birders and Audubon members will participate in this years event in Citrus County. She said the group will incorporate several techniques to count and bring their quarry in closer. Birding by ear is one way we will count them, she said of practicing strong listening skills. Numerous birds like the osprey and bald eagle have loud calls that can be heard from great distances. Phishing is another technique birders utilize to bring the creatures in close for observation. Phishing is a vocalization the birders use that sounds like one a parent might use to quiet a noisy child. What we do is make a sound like shhhh, shhhh, shhhh, she said. What were doing is pretending to be a bird that is upset about something. Youre saying alarm, alarm, and all the birds come in to see whats going on. Birders also use sound-making devices to mimic specific species to lure them in for counting. Gardoer carried an iPhone in his hand making various chirps, tweets squawks. Crystal River resident Elaine Roche participated Friday in the count and has been birding some 20 years. I find this very exciting. Its quite a challenge to find all the different species. And, I think the count is important because the data collected is used to identify trends in bird populations, she said. In general, birding is fun for me because its such a challenge. Each day is different and you just dont ever know what youre going to see. The more you know the more you want to know.A2 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL G O L D I G G E R S G U N S L I N G E R S & 2416 Hwy. 44 W., Inverness 352-341-GUNS (4867) 1821 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa 352-341-GOLD (4653) Mon.-Fri. 9-6 Wed. till 7 Sat. 9-4 Sun. 11-3 goldiggersandgunslingers.com 000A2D1 Also Diamonds, Silver, Coins, & Entire Estates Nobody Pays More For Your Gold & Guns Period Citrus Countys Largest Gold Buyer Seems like everyone is buying gold these days... from the here today, gone tomorrow hotel buyers, to the local computer store. Dont trust your valuables to just anyone, come to the experts! We were voted the Chronicles Best of the Best this year, come see why!! Now with 2 locations to serve you, we are just minutes away! Mon-Fri 8:30-6 Sat 8:30-1 PHARMACY www.BrashearsPharmacy.com 471 N. Dacie Point, Lecanto . . . . . . . 746-3420 Hwy. 491 Next To Suncoast Dermatology 206 W. Dampier Street, Inverness . . 637-2079 One Block Behind City Hall On Seminole Ave., Inverness Brashears 8:30 AM 6:00 PM Walk-Ins Welcome! 000A0Y5 FLU SHOTS Covered By Medicare Merry Christmas from 000A49J Featuring Sebastians Winter Wonderland A Spectacular Synchronized Light and Sound display in the Garden of the Springs by Sebastian Hawes For more information, please call (352) 628-5343 Sponsored by Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park and the Citrus County Chronicle, Citrus 95.3 FM and Classic Hits 96.3 FM FRIENDS HOMOSASSA WILDLIFE PARK Celebration of Lights Dec. 19 through Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve,) and Tues., Dec. 27, 2011 5:30 9:00 pm Monday, Dec. 19 Hearts to Hands Deaf Choir performs in the Garden of the Springs 000A4DX Allow Us To Pamper You! 9 REGINA BLVD., BEVERLY HILLS NEXT TO BEVERLY HILLS DENTAL AND ACROSS FROM THE FIRE STATION 352-527-0077 OR 464-1166 www.celestial-spa.com Lic. # MM28221 / MA60820 For Gift Certificates, Teas, Foaming Bath Balls, Handmade Specialty Soaps and More! MASSAGES Swedish Hot Stones Bamboo Raindrop Lymphatic FACIALS Mini Basic Royal Deep Cleansing Microdermabrasion ALSO . Waxing Eyebrow Threading Skin Treatment Much More SWEDISH MASSAGE OR FACIAL *Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 1/31/2012 2011 Crystal River Boat Parade Special to the Chronicle The 2011 Crystal River Boat Parade was led around the bay Saturday night by Capt. Mike Dunn on the TowBoatUS. Blood DRIVES LifeSouth bloodmobile schedule for December. 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 center will be closed Christmas Day. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekday, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, Walmart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, Village-Cadillac-Toyota, 2431 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, Big Lots, 146 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River. 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 22, Forest View, 960 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, Walmart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, Walmart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, Crystal River Mall, 1900 U.S. 19. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Cypress Cove Care Center, 700 S.E. Eighth Ave., Crystal River. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 27, Walmart, 3826 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, Bealls, 346 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, Sumter Electric Cooperative, U.S. 301 and Sumter County Road 471, Sumterville. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Subway, 6748 Gulf-toLake Highway, Crystal River. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Walmart Supercenter/New Years Blood Drive, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. BIRDERS Continued from Page A1 MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Murray Gardoer uses his iPhone as a bird call to attract birds into view. PATHContinued from Page A1

PAGE 3

Around THE STATE Levy County Two die, two injured in CR 316 car crash Two Williston residents died Saturday in a car crash in Levy County. According to a preliminary report from Florida Highway Patrol, Isaac Jewade Floyd, 20, of Williston, was driving a 2010 Nissan Maxima at a high rate of speed at 12:10 a.m. on County Road 316 when he lost control of the car, causing it to overturn several times. Floyd and three other passengers 18-year-old Dorian JeQuan Taylor, 18-year-old Kevin James Sketo Jr. and 22-year-old Kalen Kentrell Penny, all of Williston were all ejected from the vehicle. Levy County Fire Rescue personnel pronounced Floyd and Taylor dead at the scene. Sketo and Penny sustained serious injuries, according to FHP, and were transported to Shands hospital in Gainesville for treatment. Citrus County Viewfinder to cost subscribers quarter In January, the Chronicles weekly television section, Viewfinder, will become optional for subscribers who receive Sundays newspaper. The reformatted section will include expanded movie listings, late night listings, entertaining features and more. The cost for those wishing to receive the section is an additional 25 cents per week. On Jan. 8 and 15, all subscribers will receive a copy of the revamped section. After that, those interested in continued delivery should call the Citrus County Chronicle customer service department at 352-563-5655. TallahasseeFAMU to consider presidents suspensionFlorida A&M Universitys Board of Trustees will consider Gov. Rick Scotts request President James Ammons be suspended while authorities continue to investigate the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. The board will hold a conference call Monday, three days after the state medical examiner ruled Champions death a homicide. Officials say he was beaten so severely internal bleeding caused him to go into shock and die. The death comes after previous incidents of hazing. The board discussed suspending Ammons at a previous meeting but instead decided to publicly reprimand him. Ammons says he will abide by whatever decision the board reaches. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE O n Dec. 12, Ithaca, N.Y., middle school teacher Kathryn (last name not known) wore a red and black pencil skirt and a purple sweater she bought at a thrift store and ribbed tights from Target. I know this because she took a picture of herself in the outfit and posted it on her blog, Schoolmarm Style (http://schoolmarm style.blogspot.com). Hers is one of the dozen or so I follow, along with blogs about celebrity gossip, recaps of favorite TV shows, cake decorating disasters, the lives of people I know (personally and those Ive never met in real life), Stuff Christians Like and my alltime favorite blog among the gazillion blogs out there The Neurotic Housewife (http:// neuroticalison.wordpress.com), which is my daughter Alisons blog. Its getting bloggy out there, folks. Thats because anyone with access to a computer and an idea can create a blog (Web log). Alison started hers when her Army husband was first deployed overseas as a way to keep him posted about the goings on back home, including lots of photos of their daughter. Its also where she vents and rants and works out her neuroses, keeps a record of her life, practices her photography and writing skills and entertains her regular readers. Local blogger Robyn Parlpyano (http://parlpyano.blogspot.com) said she started her blog, Whats new with the Parlpyanos?, after the premature birth of her son. She had made friends with another new mom with twin babies in neo-natal intensive care who blogged as a type of self-help therapy and to encourage other moms going through similar situations. I thought I would follow in her footsteps, and have since decided to continue the blog, as it helps keep friends and family who we dont get to see often easily check up on pictures of the kids and see their progress, Robyn said. Most of my readers are my own friends and family, so I suppose I have about 20-30 readers. For those who want to create their own blog, here are some tips from The IT Girls Guide to Blogging with Moxie to help you get started: Go to sites such as Wordpress.com or Blogger.com and follow the easy step-by-step process to set up your blog. Be sure to give it a clever, attention-grabbing name. (Once I was a Turtle, Killer Rabbit with Pointy Teeth and Never Leave Home Without Lipgloss are already taken.) Jazz up your site by customizing it with background designs, font styles, layout. Just follow the prompts and start clicking. There are even pre-made templates for the creatively challenged. Start posting your thoughts, keeping in mind that what you write can be seen by everyone. Be kind to your readers and check your spelling and grammar. Thou shalt not steal copyrighted material (and its just plain not nice to steal uncopyrighted stuff, too). If you copy and paste another persons words, let your readers know whose words they are. Keep content fresh. Blog readers are easily addicted (not to mention fickle) and need their regular fix or theyll go someplace else. Considering turning your blog into a business? Try buying ad space on other popular blogs (see Blogads.com), send out press releases and email blasts put your blog address on your car. Anything to be seen. You never know what might happen. Former ad copy writer Jon Acuff started his blog, Stuff Christians Like, as a take-off of another blog, Stuff White People Like. It became so popular it got him a book deal, which got him speaking invitations, which got him two other book deals and a job with financial guru Dave Ramsey. You could be next. Is there stuff you want to know about? Have stuff you think people should know? Email your ideas to nkennedy@chronicle online.com for consideration. Stuff you should know about blogging Nancy Kennedy STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW Top 10 blogs according to eBizMBA: HuffingtonPost 54 million monthly visitors TMZ 19 million BusinessInsider 12 million engadget 11.5 million PerezHilton 10.2 million Gizmodo 10.1 million Mashable 10 million TechCrunch 7.5 million Gawker 6 million lifehacker 5.5 million Compiled by Nancy Kennedy S ANDRA S. K OONCE Special to the ChronicleOne of nine children, orphaned at an early age, and moved from one foster home to another, Lloyd Inman would have said he was a lucky man. He loved tomatoes, fine wood, roses, fishing, his neighbors and his Georgia, to whom he was married for almost 70 years. Lloyd met Georgia when she was 16 years old. They married six months later. They saved gas rationing coupons all winter, then went on a 2,000 mile honeymoon on a Harley Davidson. In later years, they traveled by motor home. Lloyd died recently at age 93, leaving behind great stories and lasting treasures made with his own hands. He didnt talk a lot, said neighbor Linda Walton. Hed come to the door and ring the doorbell four times: ding ding; ding ding; ding ding; ding ding. I always knew it was Lloyd. When she opened the door, hed say, I just want a hug and a peck on the check. Marjorie VanVleck agreed. About the most he would say is, Wheres my kiss? At 17, Lloyd took a shop class in high school and developed a passion for working with wood. Eventually, he would become a master craftsman and vice president and general manager of a construction company. And, if he didnt talk much, he expressed plenty with the work he did with his hands. After he and Georgia moved to Crystal River in 1980, he made an altar rail, pulpit, registration desk, and library tables for the Crystal River United Methodist Church where he was a faithful member until he died. All are still in use today. Walton inherited a dresser from her great-grandmother that was treasure to her but didnt match anything. She now has a chest of drawers and headboard that match the dresser, thanks to Lloyds skill. Another neighbor, Johanna Wing, fell in love with a picture of a table in a magazine. She couldnt afford to buy the table, so Lloyd went to work. When he finished, It was just like the picture, Walton said. They learned the original table sold for $7,000. When he and Georgia moved to Inverness in 2004, he made tables for the community clubhouse, cabinets for his new garage and more cabinets for neighbors as they saw his handiwork. He never refused to help someone, Georgia said. That was his life. On fishing vacations to Canada, he picked up unique wood and used it to make one-of-a-kind lamps, walking sticks and inlay tables. The couple and their two sons picked wild berries that Georgia turned into jelly. They ate the fish they caught and tomatoes they had taken with them. Lloyd loved tomatoes. He ate one every day. I can just stand and look at them and they make me happy, he once said. He grew tomatoes in huge gardens when he and his young family lived in South Bend, Ind. More recently, he bought them by the box. He shared half with his neighbors. The other half he kept in his guest bathtub. He put a towel on the bottom of the tub, then placed the tomatoes on the towel. Another towel covered up the produce. Never put a tomato in the refrigerator, he often admonished. He served in World War II, and like others of his era, he said little about his experiences. At the urging of his family, he finally wrote about it in great detail. The gentle man, friend to all he met, giver to his community and successful business man, pulled no punches as he described his role as a First Scout the man who was sent ahead of the patrol to scope out the situation and who killed many to save those behind him. Every day, Lloyd raised the flag of his country on his own flagpole and thanked the Someone who watched over him. When he was buried in Florida National Cemetery, he held a red rose from his garden the symbol of shed blood, symbol of love and symbol of Lloyd Inmans life. Quiet Citrus County man left behind keepsakes Inman created valuables for his friends, loved ones Special to the Chronicle Lloyd Inman was married to his wife, Georgia, for almost 70 years. Christmas tradition trot CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Allen Schukman, center, takes the reins as Maddie, a 9-year-old rescue horse, pulls a cart full of Christmas carolers down West Corral Place during Pine Ridges annual Christmas Caroling on Horseback event Sunday. Mike and Sally Deller of Fernwood Ranch own Maddie. We do this every year and every year we have more people come out here greeting us, MaryAnn Smith, parade organizer, said. Its won derful to be a Pine Ridge resident on a day like this.

PAGE 4

Gonzalez, 5, parade princess; Aaron Rodriguez, 5, parade prince; Best entry, Scallys Lube & Go and Boy Scout Troop 4621; Funniest entry, North Oak Baptist Church clowns and the Citrus Clowns; honorable mentions, Citrus Springs Middle School Band and Girl Scout Troop 282.Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL HI LO PR NA NA 0.00 HI LO PR 70 38 0.00 HI LO PR 70 42 0.00 HI LO PR 69 44 0.00 HI LO PR 70 44 0.00 HI LO PR 65 38 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Sunny to mostly sunny THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly sunny Partly cloudy High: 74 Low: 47 High: 76 Low: 51 High: 79 Low: 52 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 80/44 Record 87/28 Normal 72/50 Mean temp. 62 Departure from mean +1 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.01 in. Total for the year 55.37 in. Normal for the year 51.49 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 Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.23 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 30 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 24% 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 Sunday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................5:36 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:19 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................1:44 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................1:19 P.M. DEC. 24JAN. 1JAN. 9JAN. 16 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. 71 58 s Ft. Lauderdale 76 65 s Fort Myers 78 58 s Gainesville 72 49 s Homestead 77 59 s Jacksonville 67 51 s Key West 75 68 pc Lakeland 75 55 s Melbourne 73 62 s City H L Fcast Miami 76 67 s Ocala 74 52 s Orlando 74 55 s Pensacola 67 60 s Sarasota 75 58 s Tallahassee 69 49 s Tampa 76 54 s Vero Beach 73 62 s W. Palm Bch. 74 66 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESEast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Mostly sunny today. Gulf water temperature65 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.77 27.77 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.90 34.88 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 37.02 37.00 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.87 38.85 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 25 13 c 42 26 Albuquerque 45 28 sh 40 27 Asheville 49 29 pc 53 31 Atlanta 55 33 s 59 44 Atlantic City 36 22 pc 51 39 Austin 63 51 ts 73 46 Baltimore 42 29 pc 49 38 Billings 50 35 pc 35 22 Birmingham 57 29 s 62 51 Boise 38 19 pc 40 19 Boston 27 20 pc 42 31 Buffalo 34 17 sh 42 32 Burlington, VT 22 7 sn 39 17 Charleston, SC 59 39 s 62 47 Charleston, WV 43 33 pc 54 38 Charlotte 52 28 s 57 38 Chicago 44 25 pc 44 31 Cincinnati 49 29 sh 48 37 Cleveland 36 29 sh 42 30 Columbia, SC 57 33 s 62 38 Columbus, OH 43 32 sh 46 34 Concord, N.H. 26 10 c 37 20 Dallas 58 40 ts 67 44 Denver 58 25 sn 31 12 Des Moines 55 27 pc 37 26 Detroit 38 30 pc 44 30 El Paso 59 44 sh 49 30 Evansville, IN 52 24 c 51 41 Harrisburg 38 29 pc 49 32 Hartford 28 18 pc 43 31 Houston 64 46 ts 74 61 Indianapolis 48 26 sh 43 37 Jackson 61 30 pc 68 55 Las Vegas 56 45 .05 pc 57 39 Little Rock 61 31 c 62 53 Los Angeles 63 48 trace pc 58 46 Louisville 53 28 c 51 42 Memphis 59 31 pc 64 52 Milwaukee 40 24 pc 39 26 Minneapolis 47 21 s 29 17 Mobile 61 36 s 69 57 Montgomery 60 29 s 65 48 Nashville 55 25 pc 57 42 New Orleans 60 42 pc 70 60 New York City 30 22 pc 47 36 Norfolk 47 39 s 55 39 Oklahoma City 60 34 ts 53 32 Omaha 51 28 pc 34 21 Palm Springs 62 44 .04 pc 66 44 Philadelphia 36 27 pc 47 36 Phoenix 58 49 .11 pc 58 42 Pittsburgh 36 28 .01 sh 43 31 Portland, ME 25 14 pc 38 23 Portland, Ore 44 36 .04 pc 44 36 Providence, R.I. 29 22 pc 42 30 Raleigh 49 27 s 58 35 Rapid City 61 25 pc 34 16 Reno 49 15 s 44 17 Rochester, NY 34 16 sh 44 28 Sacramento 55 31 s 60 33 St. Louis 57 29 sh 52 40 St. Ste. Marie 32 23 s 34 19 Salt Lake City 32 25 pc 37 24 San Antonio 61 53 ts 73 46 San Diego 60 52 pc 57 48 San Francisco 53 40 s 57 42 Savannah 62 36 s 64 49 Seattle 46 42 .19 fg 45 42 Spokane 32 25 trace fg 31 24 Syracuse 29 10 sh 45 24 Topeka 60 27 r 45 29 Washington 44 32 pc 50 38YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 80 Miami, Fla. LOW -9 Saranac Lake, N.Y. MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 86/73/pc Amsterdam 40/35/sh Athens 59/45/sh Beijing 36/18/s Berlin 38/29/c Bermuda 65/60/sh Cairo 74/51/s Calgary 40/28/s Havana 81/61/c Hong Kong 70/62/s Jerusalem 65/49/s Lisbon 51/40/pc London 47/34/r Madrid 45/27/pc Mexico City 73/43/pc Montreal 39/16/rs Moscow 33/26/pc Paris 42/33/r Rio 80/72/ts Rome 51/37/pc Sydney 82/64/ts Tokyo 50/38/s Toronto 43/21/sh Warsaw 36/29/s WORLD CITIES Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Monday TuesdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 12:56 p/8:23 a /8:11 p 12:32 a/9:38 a 2:27 p/9:21 p Crystal River** 11:17 a/5:45 a 10:53 p/5:33 p 12:48 p/7:00 a 11:50 p/6:43 p Withlacoochee* 9:04 a/3:33 a 8:40 p/3:21 p 10:35 a/4:48 a 9:37 p/4:31 p Homosassa*** 12:06 p/7:22 a 11:42 p/7:10 p 1:37 p/8:37 a /8:20 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) 12/19 MONDAY 1:57 8:05 1:14 8:40 12/20 TUESDAY 3:06 8:59 1:53 9:35 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 69 43 0.00 Today's active pollen: Composites, palm, juniper Todays count: 4.7/12 Tuesdays count: 6.1 Wednesdays count: 6.5 HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: Dec. 17 By Voterama in Congress 2012 Military Budget: Members passed, 283-136, and sent to the Senate the conference report on a $662 billion military budget for fiscal 2012. A yes vote backed a bill to provide $117 billion for actions in Afghanistan and Iraq and toughen economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. (HR 1540) Rich Nugent, Yes. GOP Payroll Rates: Members renewed, 234-193, through 2012 the law under which employees contribute 4.2 percent of payroll, not the standard 6.2 percent, to Social Security. A yes vote backed a bill that also advances the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. (HR 3630). Nugent, Yes. Fiscal 2012 Appropriations: The House approved, 296-121, $915 billion in fiscal 2012 appropriations for the 10 cabinet departments and numerous agencies that still await regular budgets for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. A yes vote was to send the bill (HR 2055) to the Senate. Nugent, Yes. Sanctions on Iran: Members voted, 410-11, to toughen U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. A yes vote was to send the Senate a bill denying access to U.S. financial markets to any global enterprise whose investments or commercial activity helps sustain Iran's nuclear program. (HR 1905) Nugent, Yes. 2012 Intelligence Budget: Members passed, 396-23, the conference report on a $55 billion fiscal 2012 budget for U.S. intelligence agencies. When certain military outlays are added, the total 2012 spy budget is projected at $85 billion. A yes vote was to send HR 1892 to the White House. Nugent, Yes. 2012 Military Budget: Senators voted, 86-13, to send the White House the final version of the fiscal 2012 military budget (HR 1540, above). A yes vote backed a bill to codify the practice of subjecting terrorist suspects other than Americans captured in America to U.S. military custody. Bill Nelson, Yes; Marco Rubio, Yes. GOP Balanced Budget: Senators defeated, 47-53, a GOP-sponsored constitutional amendment requiring balanced budgets unless a two-thirds majority in each chamber votes for deficit spending. A yes vote backed a plan also requiring supermajority votes in Congress to raise taxes. (SJ Res 10) Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. Democrats' Balanced Budget: Senators defeated, 21-79, a Democratic alternative to the GOP's balanced-budget constitutional amendment. A yes vote backed a measure that differed from the GOP plan, in part, by prohibiting Social Security cuts and allowing taxes to be raised by simple-majority votes. (SJ Res 24) Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. El Salvador Envoy: Senators failed, 49-37, to end a GOP filibuster that is denying Mari Carmen Aponte reappointment as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador because of her 1990s romance with a Cuban suspected of spy links. The White House debunks the charge. A yes vote backed Aponte. Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. Social Security Tax Holiday: Senators voted, 89-10, to extend through February the tax break and economic stimulus under which workers are contributing 4.2 percent of their pay to Social Security, not the usual 6.2 percent. A yes vote was to pass a bill that also extends jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and gives the administration 60 days to decide whether to approve the proposed Canada-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline. (HR 3630) Nelson, Yes; Rubio, Yes. Fiscal 2012 Appropriations: Voting 67-32, senators sent President Obama a bill to appropriate $915 billion in fiscal 2012 for the 10 cabinet departments and numerous agencies that still await regular budgets for the fiscal year that began three months ago. This completes regular funding of the government through Sept. 30. A yes vote was to pass HR 2055. Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. Key votes ahead: In the week of Dec. 19, the House will take up a Senate-passed bill extending the Social Security payroll-tax cut for two months. Congress then will adjourn for the year. The House will open its 2012 session on Jan. 17 and the Senate on Jan. 23. 2011 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. QUESTION: Does Citrus County need a lobbyist in Tallahassee? Yes. We risk losing out on funds if we dont have someone to fight for us. 10 percent (7 votes) No. Thats what our elected lawmakers are for. 76 percent (54 votes) Yes, but not year-round; only when the Legislature is in session. 6 percent (4 votes) Pay me $50,000 and Ill go do the job. 8 percent (6 votes) Total votes: 71. ONLINE POLL RESULTS A4 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 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. This will only slightly affect your expiration date.For home delivery by mail:In Florida: $59.00 for 13 weeks Elsewhere in U.S.: $69.00 for 13 weeksTo contact us regarding your service:(352) 563-5655 Call for redelivery: 7 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Questions: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Main switchboard phone numbers: Citrus County (352) 563-6363 Citrus Springs, Dunnellon and Marion County residents, call toll-free at (888) 852-2340.I want to place an ad:To place a classified ad:Citrus (352) 563-5966 Marion (888) 852-2340 To place a display ad:(352) 563-5592 Online display ad:(352) 563-5592 I want to send information to the Chronicle:MAIL: 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 FAX: Advertising 563-5665, Newsroom 563-3280 EMAIL: Advertising: advertising@chronicleonline.com Newsroom: newsdesk@chronicleonline.com Meadowcrest office 106 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 Inverness office Whos in charge:Gerry Mulligan ............................................................................ Publisher, 563-3222 Trina Murphy............................Operations/Advertising Director, 563-3232 Charlie Brennan .................................................................................. Editor, 563-3225 Tom Feeney..........................................................Production Director, 563-3275 Kathie Stewart....................................................Circulation Director, 563-5655 John Murphy................................................................Online Manager, 563-3255 Neale Brennan .... Promotions/Community Affairs Manager, 563-6363 John Murphy..........................................................Classified Manager, 564-3255 Jeff Gordon..............................................................Business Manager, 564-2908 Mike Arnold..........................................Human Resources Director, 564-2910 Report a news tip:Opinion page questions ........................................ Charlie Brennan, 563-3225 To have a photo taken .............................................. Darlene Mann, 563-5660 News and feature stories..................................Sandra Frederick, 564-2930 Community/wire service content .......................... Sarah Gatling, 563-5660 Sports event coverage .................................................................................... 563-3261 Sound Off ................................................................................................................ 563-0579 The Chronicle is printed in part on recycled newsprint. Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing, Inc. 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone (352) 563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 106 W. MAIN ST., INVERNESS, FL 34450 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community Where to find us:1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. Legal notices in todays Citrus County Chronicle 0009OH8 Notice to Creditors/ Administration . . . . . . . . B11 CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle From left: Jean Scally, of Scallys Lube & Go, holds two fistfuls of candy, as Kathy Oliver and her son, Nicholas, 7, ride on a float in the annual Citrus Springs Christmas parade. The entry took first place in the best float category. PARADEContinued from Page A1

PAGE 5

Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Emotion-packed bills that would compensate two men whose lives were turned upside down by governmental mistakes will get another chance during Floridas 2012 legislative session after the measures died in the frantic final hours of the 2011 session. They are among several high-profile claims bills lawmakers will consider in the session that begins Jan. 10. One measure would benefit Eric Brody, who suffered brain damage and paralysis when he was 18 after a speeding Broward County sheriffs deputy running late to work crashed into his car in 1998. He is seeking more than $15 million under Florida law, a government agency cant pay an individual lawsuit award or claim for more than $200,000 without approval of the Legislature and governor. Another is for William Dillon, who spent 27 years in prison for a Brevard County murder he didnt commit. He is seeking more than $810,000. Both are top priorities for Senate President Mike Haridopolos. The Senate passed each during the final week of the 2011 session in May before going to the House. Brody, who requires a wheelchair and has a severe speech impediment, waited with his parents in the House gallery into the wee hours of the sessions last day for a roll call that never happened. It was like he didnt exist and the bill didnt exist, said Chuck Brody, Erics father. We were not told why. Haridopolos, who was near tears after the House adjourned without acting, doesnt want that to happen again. The Merritt Island Republican says he expects the Senate to again pass both bills on the first day of the 60-day 2012 session, and again send them to the House. Well give it to them with 59 days to spare so there will be plenty of time if they choose to take them up, Haridopolos said. My strategy is pretty straightforward. Its the right thing to do. Bills also have been filed for the parents of Florida State University football player Devaughn Darling, who died in February 2001 of apparent cardiac arrhythmia after a workout, and 23-year-old Rachel Hoffman, a recent Florida State graduate who was serving as an undercover informant for Tallahassee police when she was fatally shot during a botched drug sting in 2008. Other measures would compensate parents for the death of Jean A. Pierre Kamel, a 13-year-old Palm Beach County boy who was shot in front of his school by another teen, and Franklin Weekley, whose body was discovered when workers demolished a neighboring building two years after he vanished from a state facility for the mentally handicapped in the Panhandle town of Marianna. Bills also have been filed on behalf of more than 300 men whove alleged they were physically and sexually abused at a Marianna reform school when they were boys, and Brian Pitts, an unpaid lobbyist for a group called Justice-2Jesus, for an allegedly illegal one-year jail sentence he received for practicing law without a license. Several more bills have been filed in other cases of death and injury, most the result of traffic accidents. Some claims bills are filed even after settlements or court verdicts against a state or local governmental agency. Ordinarily, governments cannot be sued under the common law principle of sovereign immunity. Florida, though, has a limited waiver that allows payments of up to $200,000 per person or $300,000 per incident under a law that went into effect Oct. 1. Before then the limits were $100,000 per person and $200,000 per event. Any compensation beyond those limits requires passage of a claims bill. Most have to be filed for many years before they are considered. While the Brody and Dillon bills are high priorities for Haridopolos hes personally sponsoring the latter they rank much lower for House Speaker Dean Cannon. The Winter Park Republican said lawmakers should focus first on issues that affect all Floridians such as the state budget, but added hell try to accommodate Haridopolos. Cannon said the Dillon bill did not get a floor vote last session because it never had a committee hearing in the House. As for the Brody bill, he said lawmakers just ran out of time. The Senate, meanwhile, refused to pass unrelated legislation favored by the House in the waning hours, but Haridopolos wouldnt say whether he thought there was a connection. We cant go back in time, and were not going back in time, he said. I think these bills stand on their own quite well. Im not going to negotiate for them. Some lawmakers are philosophically opposed to claims bills. That includes Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who is in line to become Senate president next November. He votes against most claims bills but made an exception for Dillons. The claims bill process depends on how hard the biscuits were that morning at breakfast, Gaetz said. It depends upon how good your lobbyist is and how much he gets paid and how well connected he is. It doesnt depend on the merits of the case, necessarily. A jury awarded Brody nearly $31 million, but a bill (SB 4) sponsored by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, RWellington, would authorize only half $15.6 million. A companion bill (HB 445) in the House calls for the full amount. Even the lower amount would be one of the largest claims bills ever, but it wouldnt cost taxpayers anything. The Broward County Sheriffs Office has agreed to sign over to the Brody family its right to file a bad faith claim against the sheriffs insurance company for the authorized amount. That claim would allege Ranger Insurance Co. repeatedly refused to settle for the policy limit of $3 million before the Brodys lawsuit against the sheriffs office resulted in a verdict 10 times that amount. Lance Block, the Brodys lawyer, said the companys lawyers told him hed never get a claims bill passed. And they spent a lot of money hiring lobbyists, Block said. So far theyve bottled it up for four years. Ranger is offering to settle now for $8.5 million, which would include Blocks fee. Benacquisto said that wont pay for the kind of around-the-clock care and treatment Brody needs. She said a study shows itll take $10.1 million just for a life care plan. Peter Antonacci, a lawyer for Ranger, told a Senate committee the company would fight the bad faith claim in court. He has to win every step of the way in order for him to receive a recovery, Antonacci said. If he loses any step along the way he will receive nothing while he remains on public assistance. Block, though, said Brody would be entitled to the $3 million policy limit if the bill passes regardless of the bad faith claim, but he acknowledged theres a possibility he might not the rest. Florida law compensates people who are wrongfully convicted $50,000 for each year in prison, but Dillon doesnt qualify because he had a prior conviction for felony drug possession. Therefore, he needs a claims bill. His legislation (SB 2, HB 445) would pay him the $810,000, or $30,000 for every year he was imprisoned. He was freed in 2008 after the DNA on a bloody shirt that the killer left behind in 1981 didnt match his. Now a singer-musician living in Chapel Hill, N.C., Dillon has released a CD titled Black Robes and Lawyers. He says hes not bitter. For me its just sadness, Dillon said. Bitterness doesnt do anything in our lives. It eats us up. Im just glad to be supported. For so long I felt it was just me. S TATEC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 A5 To place your Bingo ads, call 563-3231 648072 SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE OR CREATE NEW! Blackshears II Aluminum 795-9722 1-888-474-2269 (TOLL FREE) Free Estimates www.blackshears.com Licensed & Insured RR 0042388 Years As Your Hometown Dealer HWY. 44, CRYSTAL RIVER RESCREEN GLASS ROOMS NEW SCREEN ROOM 0009ZE8 Is company coming for Christmas? 2011 2011 2011 2011 BEVERLY HILLS LIONS BINGO The Friendliest Bingo in Town! at 72 Civic Circle Beverly Hills Info 746-0922 Hours: Mon. 6:00 P M Thurs. 12:30 P M Doors Open 2 Hours Earlier Refreshments Served at a Nominal Cost FREE Coffee & Hot Tea Both Monday and Thursday $ 10 FOR 20 GAMES Win $ 50 to $ 250 $ 1 150 In Prizes Every Bingo Game Bring Ad in: Buy 1 Bonanza, Get 1 FREE 0009Q1R OUR LADY OF FATIMA CHURCH 550 U.S. HWY. 41 SOUTH, INVERNESS, FL TUESDAY AT NOON & THURSDAY AT 6:30PM $10 Package (Includes Jackpots) $5 Speed Package 00070BX New: STINGER JACKPOT SPECIAL Progressive Bingo, increases weekly, with a maximum payout of $1199 8 speed games . . . . . . . $50 payout 18 regular games . . . . . $50 payout 2 Jackpots . . . . . . . . . . . $150 and $200 50/50 game Winner take all (If attendance is less than 100, prizes may be reduced) HOMOSASSA LIONS BINGO Monday Nights 6:00 PM HOMOSASSA LIONS CLUB HOUSE Rt. 490 Al Becker 794-3184 Free Coffee & Tea Smoke Free Bldg. $ 10 Package $50 Payout Per Game 1st Monday Every Month at 6pm $20 Pkg. (5) $250 Jackpots 0009RNR Progressive JACKPOT Non-Smoking Building Friday Nights @ 6:00pm All Friday Nights $15 Pkg HOMOSASSA LIONS AUXILIARY $50 Payout Per Game Homosassa Lions Club House RT 490 Bob Mitchell 628-5451 Homosassa Lions Auxiliary 0009FLX KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 352/746-6921 Located County Rd. 486 & Pine Cone Lecanto, FL (1/2 Mile East of County Rd. 491) 0009C2Q WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY Doors Open 4:30 PM Games Start 6:00 PM PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT ALL PAPER BINGO PRIZES $ 50 TO $ 250 WINNER TAKES ALL POT-O-GO LD Smoke-Free Environment FREE Coffee & Tea TV Monitors for Your Convenience ~ Sandwiches & Snacks ~ B 10 I 19 For a Day or Night of Fun and to Meet New Friends. Come and Play! To place your Bingo ads, call 563-5592 9203147 0009Z8J 000A48T PAID ADVERTISEMENT Failed claims bills revived in Florida Legislature 2012 SESSION The claims bill process depends on how hard the biscuits were that morning at breakfast. It depends upon how good your lobbyist is and how much he gets paid and how well connected he is. It doesnt depend on the merits of the case, necessarily. Sen. Don Gaetz R-Niceville.

PAGE 6

Beverly Hills Community Churchs Food Pantry, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills,distributes foodfrom 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. the last Tuesday monthly.To qualify for assistance, participants must be aBeverly Hills resident. When registering, participants must show proof of residency, have photo ID, Social Security number and birth date for each household member. Call the church office at 352-746-3620 no later than one week before the distribution to make a reservation for food. Suncoast Baptist Church 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs, has its food pantry open from 8 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday monthly for pre-bagged food. Free bread is available from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. This is for Homosassa people in need only. Floral City United Methodist Church hosts a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Hilton Hall, 8478 E. Marvin St., across from the elementary school. All are welcome. Call 352-344-1771. Daystar Life Centers Food Pantry is open to Citrus County residents from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 6751 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River (across from the Publix shopping center).Applicants will be given an interview for food after a photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members are provided. Call 352-795-8668. The Hernando Seventhday Adventist Church at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families through its food pantry, open from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Please have proper photo identification available at the first request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. Helping Hands Apostolic Life Outreach willconduct a food distribution from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Inglis Community Center, 137 County Road 40 W., Inglis.This is a Levy County distribution and proof ofresidence is required (i.e. drivers license, electric bill, voting card,etc.). There willbe signs on U.S. 19 leading to the event.For more information orto reserve a bag of food, call Keith at 352-949-1775. Nature Coast Ministries food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is at 999 State Road 44 in Crystal River (next to RaceTrac). Call 352-563-1860. SOS Ministry food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), opposite the entrance to Citrus Hills. Call 352-527-0052 or 352-746-7161. If new to the program, bring drivers license and Social Security cards for all family members for initial registration. Food is distributed according to family size. St. Annes Anglican Church food pantry opens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Citrus United Basket (CUB)food pantry isopen to all underserved Citrus County residents from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at103Mill Ave., Inverness(east of the new courthouse).Participants must provide proof of income, photo ID and Social Security numbers for each family member. Contact CUB at352-344-2242 or email cublisa@embarqmail.com. First Baptist Church of Crystal River has its food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. For information, call 352-795-3367. Our Lady of Fatimas Food Pantry, at 604 U.S. 41 S., is open from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Proper photo ID, proof of residence and interview are required for assistance to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707. First United Methodist Church of Inverness Gods Kitchen serves from 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the fellowship hall, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road. A bus is available for transportation to the church on Mondays. Call 352-726-2522. The New Church Without Walls gives free food boxes away at 5 p.m. Mondays at the neighborhood park in Hernando off Railroad Drive where feeding the homeless takes place. Call 352-344-2425. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church food pantry is open from 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Food is distributed on right side of parish office garage area. Parking is available in right parking field next to garage area. Pantry is open to those who truly qualify for this program. No vouchers or financial aid given. Call Anna at 352-5272381 or the church at 352-7462144. Please have proper photo I.D. available at the time of the request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. El-Shaddai food ministries brown bag of food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 W. 12th Ave., behind the former Lincoln Mercury dealership. Although food is distributed once a week, families are only eligible for food once a month. Call 352-6289087 or 352-302-9925. Citrus County Veterans Coalition operates a Veterans Food Bank for Citrus County veterans and their family members in need. The Veterans Food Bank has moved to its new location, opposite the Disabled American Veterans building at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness. This is the only location authorized to accept or distribute food staples for the CCVC Veterans Food Bank. Food distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The CCVC Veterans Food Bank will accept any food staples, which can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Richard at 352-4008952 or Gary at 352-527-4537 with any questions or emergency food requests. We Care Food Pantry gives out food to needy people. Initial registrations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for assistance, participants must be a Homosassa or Homosassa Springs resident with identification. For details and dates for distributions, call 352-628-0445. The food pantry of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The pantry is open to meet the emergency needs of people in the community. Everyone is invited to participate once a week as needed. Bring a photo ID and the date of birth for each member of your household. The church is at 1501 S.E. U.S.19, north of Sweetbay. Call 352-795-2259. St. Margarets Episcopal Churchs Feed My Sheep outreach provides a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are an equal opportunity provider. The pantry is no longer open on Wednesday evenings or Fridays. For information, call 352-726-3153. Food pantry of Floral City First BaptistChurch Emergency Feeding Program is open from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly. Dunnellon Presbyterian and Holy Faith Episcopal food pantry opens from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon. Calvary Chapel of Inverness Feed the Hungry free lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall, 960 S. U.S. 41. Bagged groceries are given from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Call 352-726-1480. Our Fathers Table serves free Saturday lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Annes Anglican Church, one mile west of the Plantation Inn on West Fort Island Trail. Call 352-795-2176. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs serves those in need with free boxes of food from its food pantry the third Saturday morning monthly. Call 352-4656613 on the preceding Tuesday to sign up for the distribution. Inverness Church of God hosts a soup kitchen the first and third Sunday monthly following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Family Life Center. The church is at 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. Call 352-726-4524. Marie Jenkins, 80 LECANTOThe Service of Remembrance for Marie Frances Jenkins, age 80, of Lecanto, Florida, will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Private Entombment will follow at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, Florida. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made to either Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464 or Barrington Place, 2341 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooper FuneralHome.com. Daughter of A.C. and Callie Katherine Jenkins, she was born on May 2, 1931, in Huntington, WV. She passed away December 17, 2011, under hospice care at Barrington Place in Lecanto, FL. Prior to moving to Lecanto, Florida, in 2001, she was a lifelong resident of Worthington, Kentucky. While living in Worthington, she was self-employed as a beautician and owner of Jenkins Picture Framing. She later became a Walmart greeter. Miss Jenkins was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a nephew. Aunt Ree is survived by her brother, Lloyd (Francis) Jenkins of Homosassa, FL; nieces and nephews, Barry (Nicki) Jenkins, Teresa Jenkins all from Homosassa, FL, Janette (Ron) Morrison of Newnan, GA, Bryna (John) Johnson of Beverly Hills, FL, Joetta Cumpton of Jacksonville, FL, and James (Teresa) Cumpton of Worthington, KY; numerous greatand great-great-nieces and nephews; and her extended family at Barrington Place. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. Artur Machado, 78 HERNANDO Artur Machado, 78, of Hernando, FL, died on December 18, 2011, at the Hospice of Citrus County House. Artur was born on May 23, 1933, in Acores, Portugal, the son of Manuel and Christina Machado. He was a painter in the boating and yacht industry in Bristol, RI, before retiring to Hernando, with his wife, Jorgina, in 1995. Artur was a member of the Steel Workers Union. He was a Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Jorgina Machado; daughter, Joanne DeMello (David) of Hernando; sisters, Conceicao Sousa and Urselina Melo, both of Winnipeg, Canada; grandchildren, Mark Demello (Stefanie) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Yvonne Steele (Douglas) of Homosassa, FL; and a great-grandson, Mark Alexander DeMello of Ft. Lauderdale. Visitation for Mr. Machado will be Tuesday, December 20, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 5:30 p.m., at Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, with entombment to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Beverly Hills. Father James Johnson will preside. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Harriet Peck 83CRYSTAL RIVERHarriet Y. Peck, 83, of Crystal River, Florida, and formerly of Vernon and Tupper Lake, NY, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, December 16, 2011. Born on January 23, 1928, in Little Falls, NY, the daughter of Harold E. and LuLu E. (Sauer) Youker, she married James R. Peck on November 16, 1946, in Vernon, NY. Upon graduation from Vernon High School, Harriet enrolled in the Syracuse University nursing program. She worked in various positions while devoting her life to husband James (Jim) and their six children. In later years, Harriet and Jim served as caretakers of the American Legion Mountain Camp and Camp Otterbrook in the Adirondacks. She also volunteered her free time assisting with Hospice House of Citrus County. Harriet enjoyed many crafts including sewing, knitting and quilt making. She loved the outdoors, swimming, fishing and especially boating on the Adirondack lakes and Crystal River. In the evenings, Harriet and Jim loved to relax and enjoy a stiff Manhattan together. Survivors include sister Carolyn (Youker) Boyton and brother Donald Youker; three sons and their wives, Edward J. and Janice, David L. and Bernadette and Timothy F. and Lisa; three daughters and their husbands, Carol A. (David) Pearo, Corey A. (Michael) Gilleece, Gerry Lynn (Henry) Wojtasinski; 16 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Harriet was predeceased by her husband, James (Jim); grandsons, Evan Wojtasinski and Edward J. Peck Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Taylor Venditti. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills, FL. A family gathering will be planned at a later date in Vernon, NY, area. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Citrus County Inc.Hospice of the Nature Coast, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 33464. Condolences may be given at www.ferofuneralhome.com.Bernice Bradley, 88CRYSTAL RIVERBernice W. Bradley, 88, of Crystal River, formerly of Homosassa, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Crystal River. A private graveside service and burial will be conducted at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs. Dorothy Wydeck, 93LECANTODorothy Evelyn Wydeck, 93, Lecanto, died Dec. 18, 2011. Services and burial in Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Mich. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. James Jim Moore, 66FLORAL CITYJames Norton Jim Moore, age 66, Floral City, died Saturday, December 17, 2011, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Jim was born on June 10, 1945, in Lexington, KY, to the late James L. and Pauline (Canter) Moore and came to this area in 1980 from Cincinnati, Ohio. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. Jim was employed as a sheriffs deputy in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 15 years and then relocated to Florida, where he was employed by Florida Power Corp. as a nuclear security officer for 19 years. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing. Every Christmas, Jim decorated his house and yard with beautiful lights and ornaments, which the entire neighborhood enjoyed. Survivors include his devoted wife of 47 years, LaMonta Moore, Floral City; his son, Ronald J. (Heidi) Moore Sr., Inverness; and daughter, Cinda Moore, Hernando, FL; brother, Billy L. (Wanda) Moore, Lenor City, Tennessee; and sister, Patricia Lesch, Fort Smith, Arkansas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Death ELSEWHERE Vaclav Havel, 75PLAYWRIGHTPRAGUE Vaclav Havel wove theater into revolution, leading the charge to peacefully bring down communism in a regime he ridiculed as Absurdistan and proving the power of the people to overcome totalitarian rule. He was Czechoslovakias first democratically elected president, leading it through the early challenges of democracy and its peaceful 1993 breakup into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, though his image suffered as his people dis covered the difficulties of transforming their society. A former chain-smoker, Havel died Sunday morning at his weekend home in the northern Czech Republic.A6 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL or Bifocals $ 12 9 Eyecare Express 20/20 Same Day Service Even Bifocals & Safety Glasses *CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS APPLY. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT, WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THIS FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. ORDERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER SPECIALS. Hwy. 486/Norvel Bryant Fo r e st Ridge Dr Publix Heritage Hills Plaza H wy. 49 1 / N. L ec a nt o H wy Hwy. 41 Dunnellon Crystal River Terra Vista State-Of-The-Art Computerized In-House Lens Lab The Only Lab In Citrus County To Offer One Day Service On Bifocals, Progressives And Trifocals. Eye exams by Dr. Allen Sobel, Optometrist 352-249-1086 Over 1,000 Frames In Stock Walk-Ins Welcome MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF PURCHASE. See store for details. Expires 1/31/12. 2 PAIR EYEGLASSES ONE LOW PRICE Single Vision $ 99 352-249-9252 Located in the Center of Citrus County 2400 N. Heritage Oaks Path (Hwy. 486 Citrus Hills) 10 min. from Inverness, Crystal River and Beverly Hills Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-6:00pm Sat. 10am-2pm 0009YD7 20/20 Eyecare 0009Y65 563-0633 E STATE J EWELRY D IAMONDS G EMSTONES G OLD P LATINUM S ILVER S EIKO P ULSAR W ATCHES R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS B Y A PPOINTMENT B UYERS OF P RECIOUS M ETALS & E STATES T h e P e r f e c t H o l i d a y G i f t The Perfect Holiday Gift 1665 US Hwy 19 South Crystal River Shopping Ctr. (Next to Sweet Bay) www.jimgreenjewelers.com J IM GREEN J EWELERS 1 5 Y e a r s B e s t o f B e s t To Place Your In Memory ad, Call Mike Snyder at 563-3273 msnyder@chronicleonline.com or Annemarie Miller at 564-2917 amiller@chronicleonline.com Closing time for placing ad is 4 days prior to run date. 0 0 0 9 Z S K For Information and costs, call 726-8323 Burial Shipping Cremation Funeral Home With Crematory 0007QUW Member of International Order of the A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. James Moore Harriet Peck Obituaries Food PROGRAMS

PAGE 7

C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 A7 000A4IG Must order by 12-31-11. Channel selection may vary with carrier.

PAGE 8

O PINION Page A8 MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 Politicians failing This has been a difficult week reading the Chronicle The county wants to spend $50,000 on a lobbyist. Why do we have elected state officials for Citrus County? Northeast states cut financial heating aid to poor residents was on Page A12 Dec. 21, after I read on Page 1, Dec. 13 that the Feds look to spend a trillion dollars on such things as AIDS and famine in Africa. I could go on, but its like preaching to the choir. People reading this have read the same papers. Who are these people we have elected to represent us and exactly why do we continue to pay them? Dont care any longer about either party affiliation they are all failing the people they are working for, you and me. The insanity playing out in Washington politics is practiced on the political stage of Kabuki theater in Tallahassee and Inverness. We all stand by and allow it to go on. Oh, hang on, heres a bulletin ... President says hell veto a bill that extends tax breaks because it also creates jobs on a pipeline... this truly cant be happening. Bob Barry VVA Board of Directors Region 4 Occupy irony It is impossible to miss the irony regarding the letter praising the brave Occupy Wall Street protesters printed in the Chronicle on the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the United States into World War II and in which more than 400,000 truly brave Americans died fighting evil forces, as they are still doing to this very day. It is those brave men and women who allow us the privilege to have free speech and the ability to openly protest, a luxury not found in places like Nazi Germany, China or Syria. I am thankful to be an American, where my hard work has been rewarded. Count me as one of the 53 percent! I pay federal income taxes and feel bravery is not exemplified by congregating, defecating and fornicating in a public place. Whining and complaining doesnt provide a solution and unlike the military, they have no plan for action except to occupy.Dr. Denis Grillo Crystal River R OBERTC. KOEHLER Guest Columnist M r. Obama and his senior national security advisers have sought to reassure allies and answer critics, including many Republicans, that the United States will not abandon its commitments in the Persian Gulf even as it winds down the war in Iraq and looks ahead to doing the same in Afghanistan by the end of 2014. I pluck a paragraph from The New York Timesand for an instant Im possessed by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, aquiver with puzzlement down to my deepest sensibilities. I hold you here, root and all, little paragraph. But if I could understand what you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what empire is, and hubris . and maybe even, by its striking absence, democracy. The paragraph contains the careful verbiage of exclusion, which is the only language in which the geopolitical powers are able to communicate. The paragraph, one of many that could have been plucked for study and put under the microscope of outrage, is from a story just before Halloween, by Thom Shanker and Steven Lee Myers, informing us, while the United States will pull troops out of Iraq at the end of the year, the regional war is anything but over: The U.S. military will mass troops in Kuwait, send more warships to the region and tighten its military alliance with the six nations that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain), to develop a new security architecture in the Gulf and establish its postIraq footprint. Or in the words of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: We will have a robust continuing presence throughout the region. And this, she explains, is proof of our ongoing commitment to Iraq and to the future of that region, which we care about because it holds such promise oh God, the compassion is killing me and should be freed from outside interference to continue on a pathway to democracy. Whats striking, first of all, is the news is presented to us, under the guise of objective reporting, as a fait accompli: Our supreme leaders have the following plans, the cursory details of which they are nice enough to let us in on. There is no countertide present in reporting that emanates from the national defense beat no acknowledgement of a rising national disgust at war or our enormous military failures of the past decade, which the plans the Times story outlines merely continue. Theres no acknowledgment even of obvious contradictions or hypocrisies, such as the fact that our presence in the Gulf arguably constitutes the very outside interference from which, according to Clinton, the region should be freed. And certainly there isnt the least irreverence: no suggestion, for instance, that we have an interest in this oil-rich region beyond a deep love for the people and their democratic aspirations; or that our partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council are autocrats who brutally repress dissent and, ahem, democracy. The story reads, instead, like interlocking blocks of propaganda dropped into place, not so much disseminating information as protecting the security state planners from questions and challenges. This is the news of empire. Note that when the story does acknowledge critics, those critics are Republicans, that is to say, empire fanatics as opposed to empire moderates, thus implying the only reasonable question our post-Iraq footprint raises is whether we should be post-Iraq at all. . American military officers and diplomats, as well as officials of several countries in the region, worry that the withdrawal could leave instability or worse in its wake. This much should be clear: War is a given. Got it? And war could follow more than one trajectory. If theres a security collapse in Iraq, our troops in Kuwait could quickly redeploy to the country weve already destroyed. But those same troops could also respond to a military confrontation with Iran. Perhaps the most telling quote in the Times story was from Bahrains foreign minister, Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa. With the United States out of Iraq, a regional alliance is necessary because, he said, Now the game is different. Yeah, well . The only thing wrong with this comment is this isnt a game: not our 8 1/2 years in Iraq, our decade in Afghanistan or our possible invasion of Iran. Innocent people have died and will continue to die in horrific numbers, toxins will spread, lives will be destroyed. The consequences cannot be contained. They are bleeding now and will continue to bleed into the future. But the Times story affects no awareness of this; it has the depth of a gamer review. Is there a democracy at either end of the missiles, warships or troop deployments? Suddenly Im back on the sidewalk with the Occupy movement, which has arisen at last in this era of passive citizenship to confront the embedded helplessness and hopelessness that come with the corporatocracy and its subservient media. Citizens are standing up to the assumptions of empire. Their numbers are small for the moment but their spirit could prove to be irresistible. Robert Koehler, an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist, is a nationally syndicated writer. He can be contacted at koehlercw@gmail.com. We are under-exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living. John F. Kennedy, Dec. 5, 1961 The news of the Empire 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 Mike Arnold .......................................... HR directorSandra Frederick ............................ managing editor Curt Ebitz ........................................ citizen member Mac Harris ...................................... citizen member Rebecca Martin ................................ guest member COMBATING OBESITY Phys-ed pays long-term dividends T hanks to a junk-food culture and sedentary lifestyle, one third of all Americans are obese, with the current trajectory on track for half of the U.S. population to be obese by 2030. The alarming rise in obesity among Americans is far more serious than bulging waistlines. It is a significant health problem. Studies estimate the rise in obesity could lead to millions of more cases of heart disease and stroke, and more than half a million extra cancer cases in the U.S. all of which would balloon health care costs. Even more alarming is the rise in child obesity. Child obesity has increased in American children from 6.5 percent in the 1990s to around 30 percent today with an accompanying rise in the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases, asthma and sleep apnea. Since obese children have a 70 percent chance of being obese as adults, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. To combat child obesity, a healthy diet and physical activity are key. To its credit, Florida has promoted healthy eating habits with nutritional menus in school cafeterias and mandated one semester of physical education every year for middle school students. A bill (HB 4057) introduced by Republican State Rep. Larry Metz, however, would eliminate the state-mandated middle school physical education requirement in favor of reserving to local school districts the decision to offer physical education. Given the alarming upward trend in child obesity and its long-term health and financial consequences, Rep. Metzs bill is misguided. Not surprisingly, concerned health professionals are speaking out against Metzs proposal. Dr. Ralph Sacco, past president of the American Heart Association and professor of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, warned, If we dont get our middle school children being physically active as early as possible, we run the risk of more obesity and more bad habits. Dr. Keith Ayoob, associate professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine also noted, kids who are more physically fit are better able to focus on academics. Theres also good evidence that in school districts where there are regular recess periods, there are fewer diagnoses of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). With research affirming a decrease in daily energy expenditure without a concomitant decrease in total energy consumption is a key factor for rising child obesity, physical education indisputably pays long-term health dividends. Nevertheless, the focus on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) and a constrained budget environment strongly suggest some Florida school districts would follow the national trend and unwisely opt to eliminate middle school physical education. Accordingly, Florida lawmakers are urged not to support Rep. Metzs bill since it has the potential to do far more harm than good for the long-term health of Florida students. THE ISSUE: Middle school physical education requirement.OUR OPINION: Misguided legislative proposal. 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 352563-5660. 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 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Thanks, Trish and TomThanks to Trish and Tom for maintaining and decorating the Deerwood signs. They look great and your neighbors really appreciate all you do. Thank you so much.No REINS I just reviewed a situation report from Congressman Rich Nugents office where he is bragging about being the leader in the proposal of the REINS Act. Essentially what this does is give Congress more power and take more power away from the president. I had to laugh. I laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair. Congress has got diddly done all year. And in this last term, they cant get a single thing accomplished and yet they want to have more power to make more decisions. What a joke. Call your congressman and tell him this is the most ridiculous thing that you ever heard. 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 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Other VOICES T he United Way of Citrus County is trying to help feed the hungry this year and you can help. If each family in Citrus County contributed $30 (or more), the fundraising organization could meet its goal for 2012. The United Way just gave $50,000 to match a private $50,000 grant to push for the completion of the food pantry in Homosassa Springs. Once completed, this pantry will provide food supplies to 51 nonprofit and church groups in our community that feed the hungry. Do your part and mail a contribution to The United Way, c/o Gerry Mulligan, The Chronicle 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Thanks for your help. Gerry Mulligan

PAGE 9

Christmas company It was so heartwarming to read the article about how volunteers bring smiles to our communitys older folks at Woodland Terrace, a nursing and rehabilitation home. I recognized two of the people in the picture that I visit each week. It is the most rewarding couple of hours that I spend with these seniors who have become my friends. Their families are scattered in many parts of the country, so visitors are deeply appreciated. It is my hope that the spirit of Christmas continues throughout the year for our seniors by asking our community to share the joy of friendship for just an hour or two each week.Make the bay safe I dont think people, nor manatees, should suffer just because theres a small group of people who are anti-government. They dont like being told what to do. But its these bad apples who have spoiled it thus far and why we have to come up with these changes. We all want to enjoy the bay humans and animals. So please, lets get on with this. Lets make the bay safe for everybody that lives here.Too many papersThe United States of America was the greatest country in the world. Its no longer. Im born and raised here and let me tell you, were treated like a goddarned alien immigrant because now when you go to get you license, all the forms that you have to bring. You have to do everything, bring all these papers. Keep dogs warmWell, the colder weather is back and the heat is gone, so we need to consider our animals that are out there in the cold. My neighbors dog, of course, last night it was left out all night. It was very chilly last night. I had to leave my dogs out at 3 oclock this morning and I could hear their dog out there. Breaks my heart that people just leave their dogs outside in this cold weather.Hue clue This is in reference to Hydrant hues. The reason for the different colors of hydrants is so that when we come to your burning house, we know how much water pressures coming out of the hydrant. Print budget I bet if you put the budget options in the paper and let we, the people, look at these choices, I bet we could find $5 million to cut out of the school district budget. And also, you mention in your own article, Mr. Editor, that the class-size amendment, which a lot of us didnt vote for we voted against it because it was stupid and it was going to cost money we could undo that. I mean, they shouldnt have done it in the first place. Its big government again trying to legislate everything. But put the budget in the paper. Put some of the choices in the paper and Ill start a line-item suggestion list for you. Theres a lot of waste everywhere.Praise for TebowCalling in reference to Tim Tebow and his accomplishments. What an individual to spread the word of his faith throughout the football world and actually the world, that its OK to believe in God, OK? Its OK to have faith. And I read some of the things he as done in the past. Hes been an honorable-type person his whole life. Maybe you should do an editorial or a story on him. Let the people know, you know, that there is some goodness in the world. O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 A9 000A0UZ 352-436-4397 WWW.BAYAREACOOL.COM State Certified CACO1 0 415 0 0 0 9 Y L Z Service on Holidays Weekends Evenings at no extra charge. Upgrade to a Silver or Gold Contract and save even more. Bay Area Air Conditioning & Heating offers an affordable and dependable service contract for less than $4 a day. Y O U C A N T Y O U C A N T Y OU C AN T A F F O R D N O T A F F O R D N O T A FFORD NOT T O D O I T T O D O I T TO D O I T C A L L C A L L C ALL T O D A Y T O D A Y T ODAY A/C & H EATING C OVERAGE M ADE S IMPLE 0 0 0 9 U W D of Citrus County, Inc. YOU COULD RECEIVE A REWARD UP TO $ 1,000 TEXT . CITRUS + Your Tip to 274637 (CRIMES) CLICK . www.Crime StoppersCitrus.com CALL . 1-888-ANY-TIPS (1-888-269-8477) Funded by the Office of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers Trust Fund WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. *Must present written estimate from competitor for this price 527-0012 1-877-746-0017 000A355 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 0009XUX FREE HEARING TEST Coupon Expires 12/31/11 (Limit 2 per visit) Battery Sale .89 Hearing Aid Repairs MUST PRESENT COUPON ANY MAKE OR MODEL $ 69 95 ONE WEEK ONLY Thank-you LETTERS Thankful jam On behalf of the Rotary Club of Crystal RiverKings Bay, we say thank you to the members of our community both near and far who came out on Nov. 5 to support the fourth annual Stone Crab Jam. Without your support, our charitable foundation would not be able to do the work we do within our community and the worldwide projects we support. As always, we owe a very special thank you to the city of Crystal River for allowing the use of Citrus Avenue and its surrounding area for conducting the Stone Crab Jam. We thank all of our sponsors for without your financial and in-kind assistance we would not be able to raise the funds we do. Specifically we acknowledge the following sponsors: Snow Crab Sponsors: Bernie Little Distributing and Citrus County Chronicle Stone Crab Sponsors: Citrus Orthopaedic & Joint Institute; Florida Gulf Safe; and Waste Pro USA. Blue Crab Sponsors: Crystal Automotive Group of Crystal River; Nick Nicholas Ford/Lincoln of Crystal River; Sweet Bay Supermarket of Crystal River; Classic Hits the Fox 96.3; Citrus 95.3; Natural Healing Center on Kings Bay, Cliff Wiggins LMT; and Military Outlet. Fidler Crab Sponsors: Burkes of Ireland; Citrus Memorial Health System of Inverness; Gulf to Lake Orthopedics; Specialty Gems; and FDS Disposal. Jammin Crab Sponsors: Citrus Diagnostic Center; Dirks Auto Clinic; Dr. KC Nayfield; LePage Carpet and Tile Inc; Vintage of 5th Wine & Dine; and DAB Construction Inc. Hermit Crab Sponsors: Crystal River Eagles Auxiliary 4272; Kidder Orthopedic Laboratories Inc.; Mr. Bs Car Wash; Mr. King Chinese Restaurant; and Quick Search Investigations Inc. To the many fine organizations that provided the many volunteers necessary to ensure the Stone Crab Jam is successful, we say thank you very much. The supporting organizations this year were: Rotary Club of Crystal River, Rotary Club of Inverness, Rotary Club of Homosassa, Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods, Rotary Club of Central Citrus, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Citrus County, Pilots Club of Crystal River, Lecanto Rotaract Club, Lecanto Interact Club, Crystal River FFA, Lecanto FFA, DAYSTAR, Venture Crew 370 and Nature Coast EMS. We thank all of our exhibitors and food vendors for you believe in the Stone Crab Jam as a worthwhile festival for you to display and sell your wares. We also extend to the bands that play on the three stages of the venue and VIPs a big thank you for providing such great entertainment to those attending the Stone Crab Jam. And lastly a special thank you to Neale Brennan and WYKE TV for inviting myself and Ed Wilsek the opportunity to appear on Patchwork to talk about the Stone Crab Jam and Kings Bay Rotary. We look forward to seeing everyone at the fifth annual Stone Crab Jam, which will be on Nov. 3, 2012. Ed Turschmann chairman of the fourth annual Stone Crab Jam Good grand prix The Ice Cream D.R. would like to thank everyone (who) helped make the inaugural Grand Prix a huge success. A big thanks goes to the City of Inverness, especially Frank DiGiovanni, Tom Dick and Patty Smith,for making it happen on the streets in Historic Olde Town Inverness. To all our wonderful sponsors: Dillons Irish Pub, Mike Scott Plumbing, Nick Nickolas Ford, Stumpknockers on the Square, Ridgeline Tire and Service, Nature Coast Printing, Affordable Kart Club, Hometown Values, Graphic Elite Printing, Blue Heron Tees, Bob and Sally Bruce, Coaches Pub and Eatery, Deco Cafe, Dillons Cinnamon Sticks, Little Italy of Inverness, Angelos Pizzeria, Aunt Marthas Produce Market, David M. Rom State Farm Insurance, Dove Photography, Florida Jewelers, The Grove, Historic Downtown Affordable Auto, law office of Kovach, Likwid Communications, Logan Schoenrock, Maxwell Tax and Accounting, Old Inverness Antiques, Parsley Real Estate, Town and Country All Wood Furniture, Trendy Expressions II, Van Allen Insurance, Spires Contacting and Williams Fence, we thank you all for you support and generosity. The money thatwas raised through sponsorships, T-shirt sales and other saleswent to CASA, FOCCAS and Relay For Life. We are hoping for a bigger and better race next year.The Ice Cream D.R. family: Donna DeHart Dee Richardson Josh, Heather and Colton Richardson Cam DeHart Inverness Letters to THE EDITOR Occupy movement Its so comforting to read the warmed-over predictable rhetoric from our most prolific contributor to this newspaper, Harley Lawrence. Lawrences letters reaffirm our conviction that tea party followers have nothing enlightening to contribute, just the same John Birch drivel that got swept under the carpet until we elected Barack Obama, and Wall Street destroyed the economy. Thanks, Harley. One thing Lawrence got right is that America isnt broke; its richer than ever. The problem is an everincreasing percentage of wealth goes to the top 1 percent while the divide separating us drastically increases. The problem is the top 1 percent doesnt put money back into the economy like the 99 percent do, so the income disparity has a negative impact on Main Street. The worst thing is the 1 percent makes the rules for the 99 percent, rules, made crystal clear after the crash, the people at the top dont have to follow. Thats the focus of the Occupy campaign. Whats great about the Occupy movement is its ability to shine a white-hot spotlight on this disparity, forcing the discussion away from cuts and onto jobs and the economy, ergo, We are the 99 percent! Another priceless objective of Occupy is its focus on the Move To Amend Campaign, with its intent to amend Citizens United, the decision that proclaims corporations are people, dismantling whats left of our democracy. Once corporations are people, they are free to eliminate protections we now take for granted, like clean air, water, financial protections, election laws and campaign finance laws. Want some proof this has a disastrous effect on democracy? Just take a gander at Rep. Nugents list of campaign PACs, among them Koch Industries, American Bankers Association and health insurance agencies. Think our politicians have been bought? The Occupy Wall Street movement with its focus on the 99 percent is the best thing to happen to this country since the New Deal. Its about time the people wake up and realize the odds are on our side because we are the 99 percent, and yes, that includes you, Harley.Harriet Heywood Homosassa Bushs legacyI wish to reply, as simply as possible, to the people continuously asking why Democrats and independents are still blaming President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the crisis in our country. When Bush and Cheney took office in 2000, they were left with a budget surplus from President Clinton. The national debt in 2000 was $567,417,209,886.86. The national debt in 2008 was $10,024,724,896,912.49. What caused the doubling of our debt, spending money we didnt have? The Bush tax cuts unpaid for. Part D Medicare Prescription Drug coverage unpaid for. War in Afghanistan unpaid for. War in Iraq unpaid for. These costs were astronomical and they still are. Our national debt as of Dec. 13 was approximately $15.1 trillion. We continue to pay for all the debts Bush committed us to plus interest of nearly $511 billion a year. President Obama has added to this debt by trying to dig us out of the worst financial mess since the Great Depression. We can all question whether what he has done is right or wrong. Debt incurs more debt. If your uninsured home is burnt down in 2008 and you are still not financially on your feet 10 years later, it still remains the fault of the guys (who) burnt the house down to begin with. Therefore, it may well be 10 or more years that Bush/Cheney are still responsible for the crisis in America. Another myth is that under Obama our gas prices have doubled. In 2000 when Bush took office, gasoline was $1.51 a gallon. In July 2008 (while Bush and Cheney were our leaders), gas was $4-plus a gallon. Does anyone remember that George and Dick were heavily vested in the oil industry? Does Halliburton ring a bell? Today gas is $3.21 a gallon lower than when Bush/Cheney left office.Lee Williams Lecanto S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579

PAGE 10

Associated Press A participant of the 73rd edition of the annual Christmas swimming paddles Sunday in Lake Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland. More than 1,000 men and women swam the 125 meters at the traditional Christmas swimming in Geneva where the water temperature was about 41.36 degrees. Associated Press Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division board a C-17 transport plane Saturday to depart from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Around 500 troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence at Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours Sunday. Cold swim Migrant ship sinks off IndonesiaJAKARTA, Indonesia Rescuers battled high waves Sunday as they searched for 200 asylum seekers missing and feared dead after their overcrowded ship sank off Indonesias main island of Java. So far only 33 people have been plucked alive from the choppy waters. Two were children, ages 8 and 10, found clinging to the broken debris of the boat five hours after the accident Saturday. Its really a miracle they made it, said Kelik Enggar Purwanto, a member of the search and rescue team, as horrifying accounts emerged of the disaster. Sculpting Associated Press An Indonesian worker maintains a sand sculpture Wednesday as he prepares for the Dec. 18 opening of the Sand Sculpture Festival at Sentul City in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Military, activists vie for supportCAIRO Egypts ruling military and the revolutionaries who demand they immediately step down battled for a third day in the streets on Sunday and competed fiercely for the support of a broader public that has grown tired of turmoil since the fall of Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago. The generals appear to be winning the fight for the public, despite a heavy-handed crackdown on protesters around Cairos Tahrir Square using a roughness that rivaled even that of Mubaraks widely hated police force. A man died in police custody Sunday, and a lawyer said he was refused medical attention. The protesters have tried to drum up Egyptians anger at the military by spreading videos and photos of military police savagely beating young men and women to the ground with sticks and truncheons. But so far their efforts to win public sympathy dont seem to be gaining traction in the face of the militarys campaign to depict the crowds of hundreds in the streets as hooligans and vandals, not the idealistic activists who succeeded in bringing down Mubarak. At least 10 protesters have been killed and 441 others wounded in the three days of violence, according to the Health Ministry. From wire reports World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A10 MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressILIGAN, Philippines As a storm that killed more than 650 in the southern Philippines raged outside the store where she works, Amor Limbago worriedly called home to check on her parents, but their cellphones just kept ringing and later went dead. Limbago, 21, rushed home as soon as the flash floods receded and confirmed her worst fear: Her parents and seven other relatives were gone, swept away from their hut by the river. They had eagerly planned a small Christmas dinner in that hut just days earlier. I returned and saw that our house was completely gone, a weeping Limbago told The Associated Press from Cagayan de Oro city. There was nothing but mud all over and knee-deep floodwaters. Tropical Storm Washi blew away Sunday after devastating a wide swath of the mountainous region on Mindanao island, which is unaccustomed to major storms. It killed at least 652 people and left more than 900 others missing, the Philippine Red Cross said. Most victims were asleep Friday night when flash floods cascaded down mountain slopes with logs and uprooted trees, swelling rivers. The late-season tropical storm turned the worsthit coastal cities of Cagayan de Oro and nearby Iligan into muddy wastelands filled with overturned cars and broken trees. Most of the dead were children and women, Red Cross Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang said. The governments Office of Civil Defense placed the number of dead at 516 with 274 missing and 431 others rescued. Its head, Benito Ramos, said he expected the toll to rise and added the government count was slower because authorities try to identify each casualty by verifying it with relatives. Philippine death toll exceeds 650 900 still missing after fatal storm Associated Press Cristio Tingson, foreground, talks on his cell phone as workers use a backhoe to search for victims in his buried house Sunday at Iligan city in southern Philippines. U.S. aid advances talks with N. Korea Associated PressThe United States is poised to announce a significant donation of food aid to North Korea this week, the first concrete accomplishment after months of behind-thescenes diplomatic contacts between the two wartime enemies. An agreement by North Korea to suspend its controversial uranium enrichment program will likely follow within days. A broad outline of the emerging agreement has been made known to The Associated Press by people close to the negotiations. Discussions have been taking place since summer in New York, Geneva and Beijing. They already have yielded agreements by North Korea to suspend nuclear and ballistic missile testing, readmit international nuclear inspectors expelled in 2009, and resume a dialogue between North Korea and South Korea, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity of the negotiations. Suspension of uranium enrichment by North Korea had been a key outstanding demand from both the U.S. and South Korea of the North, which has tested two atomic devices in the past five years. Food talks in Beijing yielded a breakthrough on uranium enrichment, they said. The announcement of the food aid, expected to take place as early as Monday in Washington, not only would be welcome news for North Korea, but also pave the way for another crucial U.S.-North Korea meeting in Beijing on Thursday. That meeting in turn could lead within weeks to the resumption of nuclear disarmament talks that would also include China, Japan, Russia and South Korea. The so-called six-party talks were last held three years ago, and resuming them would amount to a foreign policy coup for the Obama administration. The U.S. would provide 240,000 tons of high-protein biscuits and vitamins 20,000 tons a month for a year but not muchwanted rice, according to reports in the South Korean media. It would be the first food aid from the U.S. in nearly three years. Donation may lead to halting nuclear bomb production Associated PressAT THE IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER Outside it was pitch dark. The six American soldiers couldnt see much of the desert landscape streaming by outside the small windows of their armored vehicle. They were hushed and exhausted from an all-night drive part of the last convoy of U.S. troops to leave Iraq during the final moment of a nearly nine-year war. As dawn broke Sunday, a small cluster of Iraqi soldiers along the highway waved goodbye to the departing American troops. My heart goes out to the Iraqis, said Warrant Officer John Jewell. The innocent always pay the bill. When they finally crossed the sand berm that separates Iraq from Kuwait, illuminated by floodlights and crisscrossed with barbed wire, the mood inside Jewells vehicle was subdued. No cheers. No hugs. Mostly just relief. His comrade, Sgt. Ashley Vorhees, mustered a bit more excitement. Im out of Iraq, she said. Its all smooth sailing from here. The final withdrawal was the starkest of contrasts to the start of the war, which began before dawn on March 20, 2003. That morning, an airstrike in southern Baghdad, where Saddam Hussein was believed to be hiding, marked the opening shot of the famed shock and awe bombardment. U.S. and allied ground forces then stormed from Kuwait toward the capital, hurtling north across southern Iraqs featureless deserts. The last convoy of heavily armored personnel carriers, known as MRAPS, left the staging base at Camp Adder in southern Iraq in Sundays early hours. They slipped out under cover of darkness and strict secrecy to prevent any final attacks. The 500 soldiers didnt even tell their Iraqi comrades on the base they were leaving. The attack never materialized. The fear, though, spoke volumes about the country they left behind shattered, still dangerous and containing a good number of people who still see Americans not as the ally who helped them end Saddams dictatorship, but as an enemy. About 110 vehicles made the last trip from Camp Adder to the berm in Kuwait, the long mound of earth over which tens of thousands of American troops charged into Iraq at the start of the war. Heading home Last U.S. troops exit Iraq in subdued end to nine-year war Army Specialist David Hickmans unit, the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry from Fort Bragg, performed honor guard duties during Hickmans burial at Lakeview Memorial Park, on Nov. 26, in Greensboro, N.C. Hickman was the last casualty of the Iraq war. N.C. soldier was final troop killed Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. As the last U.S. troops withdrew Sunday from Iraq, friends and family of the first and last American fighters killed in combat were cherishing their memories rather than dwelling on whether the war and their sacrifice was worth it. Nearly 4,500 American fighters died before the last U.S. troops crossed the border into Kuwait. David Hickman, 23, of Greensboro was the last of those war casualties, killed in November by the kind of improvised bomb that was a signature weapon of this war. David Emanuel Hickman. Doesnt that name just bring out a smile to your face? said Logan Trainum, one of Hickmans closest friends, at the funeral where the soldier was laid to rest after a ceremony in a Greensboro church packed with friends and family. Trainum said hes not spending time asking why Hickman died: There arent enough facts available for me to have a defined opinion about things. Im just sad, and pray that my best friend didnt lay down his life for nothing. Hed rather remember who Hickman was: A cutup who liked to joke around with friends. A physical fitness fanatic who half-kiddingly called himself Zeus because he had a body that would make the gods jealous. A ferocious outside linebacker at Northeast Guilford High School who was the linchpin of a defense so complicated they had to scrap it after he graduated because no other teenager could figure it out. Hickman was these things and more, a whole life scarcely glimpsed in the terse language of a Defense Department news release last month. Three paragraphs said Hickman died in Baghdad on Nov. 14, of injuries suffered after encountering an improvised explosive device.

PAGE 11

NFL/ B2 & B3 Hockey/ B3 Basketball/ B3 & B4 Scoreboard/ B4 Golf, boxing/ B5 Puzzles/ B7 Comics/ B8 Classifieds/ B9 Panthers top Canes in OT./ B3 Section B MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated Press Lecanto High Schools Mark Giardino tees off on the third hole Oct. 4 during a match against Citrus High School at Southern Woo ds Golf Course. Giardino was named the 2011-12 Boys Golfer of the Year by the Chronicle Associated PressMIAMI Once the Miami Heat started running away from the Orlando Magic, they simply did not stop. LeBron James scored 19 points, roster hopeful Terrel Harris added 16 and the Heat outscored the Magic by 29 points over the games final 27 minutes, cruising to a 118-85 win in the preseason opener for both teams. The adrenaline and energy was certainly pumping early on, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Our starters set the tone. Then the young kids came in there and took advantage of the opportunity. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 14 for Miami, which got 12 points in 14 minutes from Derrick Byars and 11 points and nine rebounds from Udonis Haslem. Its good to be back, James said. Its good to have our fans back. Ryan Anderson and J.J. Redick each scored 22 for Orlando, which lost for the first time in 22 preseason games dating to October 2008. The Magic allowed Miami to shoot 71 percent in the second half and 82 percent in the fourth quarter while making 31 percent of their own shots after halftime. When you have a team outscore you 22-0 on fast-break points, theyre clearly playing at a pace and an energy level higher than what you are, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. And we could not keep up. The Heat scored 36 points in the fourth quarter, using mostly end-of-thebench players. We practice against the best players Associated Press Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is tackled by a group of Kansas City Chiefs defenders Sunday during the second half in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 19-14, handing Green Bays its first loss of the season. Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. Mike McCarthy never put a whole lot of stock in a perfect season, except as a means of gaining home-field advantage and setting the Green Bay Packers up for another Super Bowl run. Well, they still have a chance to earn home-field advantage. The perfect season? Thats history. Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards to outduel Aaron Rodgers, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel for a shocking 19-14 victory on Sunday that ended the Packers 19-game winning streak. It was their first loss since Dec. 19, 2010, at New England. I personally always viewed the undefeated season as, really, just gravy, McCarthy said. The goal was to get home-field advantage and win the Super Bowl. Thats what we discussed. We were fortunate enough to be in the position to possibly achieve the undefeated season, he added, but we still have the primary goal in front of us, and thats to get home-field advantage. Green Bay, playing without leading receiver Greg Jennings and top rusher James Starks because of injuries, can wrap up the No. 1 seed in its final two games. But the Packers no longer have the pressure of becoming the second team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with a perfect record, or extending the second-longest winning streak in league history. I think our goal ultimate goal is to win a Super Bowl. The next step is getting that number one seed in the playoffs, Rodgers said. Weve got a home playoff game weve got a bye secured. Rodgers was 17 of 35 for 235 yards and a touchdown, and he also scampered 8 yards for another touchdown with 2:12 left in the game. But the Packers (13-1) were unable to recover the onside kick, and Kansas City picked up a couple of first downs to secure the victory. This is the great thing about football. You cant always look at the records, because youve got grown men out there who are all getting paid. Derrick Johnson Chiefs linebacker, about his teams victory over the Green Bay Packers. See PACKERS / Page B2 Nobodys perfect: Chiefs stun Packers 19-14 Miami easily handles Orlando 2011-12 BOYS GOLFER OF THE YEAR S EAN A RNOLD CorrespondentI t was a banner year for the countys boys golfers in 2011. The season included a pair of district champions (Crystal River and Lecanto) as well as a conference runner-up (Citrus). All three of those schools, along with Seven Rivers sophomore Adam Gage, advanced to the regional playoffs, and the Pirates went on to make their second state playoff appearance in three years. This means that the pool for choosing an AllChronicle squad and a Boys Golfer of the Year, no matter what the criteria, is full of deserving prep golfers. For this years AllChronicle team, the players were chosen based on their finishes in the 18-hole County Championship meet, as announced after the event at Southern Woods Golf Club in Homosassa. Several golfers not receiving the county honor, including Canes senior Zach Gufford, Pirates junior Michael Kidd and Panthers senior Austin Groff, to name just three, certainly made strong bids for inclusion under any other measure. Similarly, Crystal River senior Matt Mullarkey and Lecanto junior Drew Cooke performed more than well enough to earn them the Golfer of the Year distinction. But it was Panthers senior Mark Giardino who gets the top golfer award with the help of a dazzling 40yard birdie chip from off the green on 18 at Southern Woods. The shot didnt just clinch medalist honors by two strokes with a two-over-par 74, it helped lift his Championship-winning shot exemplifies seniors success at Lecanto See GOLFERS / Page B4 Associated Press Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade goes up for a shot Sunday against Orlando Magic guards Jameer Nelson and Jason Richardson during the first half in Miami. LeBron scores 19, Wade and Bosh 14 en route to 118-85 win See HEAT / Page B3

PAGE 12

B2 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE NFL FOOTBALL They had a good game plan, Rodgers said. You have to give them credit. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals for Kansas City (6-8), which had lost five of its last six games and fired coach Todd Haley last Monday. Jackie Battle added a short touchdown plunge with 4:53 left in the game, points that came in handy when Rodgers led one last scoring drive. Everybody had marked it off as a win for the Packers, but those guys in the locker room, theyre football players, Crennel said. They decided they were not going to lay down, they were not going to give up, so they went out and played a tremendous game. Neither team looked tremendous in the first half. Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was hit twice with offensive pass interference, Rodgers was harassed by the Chiefs weak pass rush, and Green Bay wound up making five first downs. One of them came when Kansas Citys Jeremy Horne ran into Packers punter Tim Masthay, giving them 15 free yards. The Chiefs tried to give Green Bay another gift later on the drive when Mason Crosby missed a 59-yard field goal attempt but Kansas City had 12 men on the field. With another chance from 54 yards, the normally reliable Crosby still pushed the kick right. Rodgers finished the half 6 of 17 for 59 yards. In fact, things were going so badly for Green Bay that at one point it ran out of the wildcat. Green Bay came into the game averaging nearly 36 points, but was held to its lowest total since beating the Chicago Bears 10-3 in Week 17 last year. The Packers needed to win that game to make the playoffs, and wound up riding the momentum to a Super Bowl victory. All that momentum finally came to an end against the most unlikely of scenarios. We set the tone on both sides of the ball, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said. This is the great thing about football. You cant always look at the records, because youve got grown men out there who are all getting paid. You dont have to be better on paper. If youre better on that given Sunday, youll get the win. Bengals 20, Rams 13 Cincinnati3010720 St. Louis060713 First Quarter CinFG Nugent 21, 8:59. Second Quarter StLFG Jo.Brown 26, 4:18. StLFG Jo.Brown 43, :26. Third Quarter CinFG Nugent 41, 10:22. CinScott 1 run (Nugent kick), :12. Fourth Quarter CinBenson 4 run (Nugent kick), 9:14. StLAlexander 25 pass from Clemens (Jo.Brown kick), 1:08. A,431. CinStL First downs1918 Total Net Yards283305 Rushes-yards34-11024-95 Passing173210 Punt Returns2-710-0 Kickoff Returns4-1014-83 Interceptions Ret.0-01-30 Comp-Att-Int15-26-125-36-0 Sacked-Yards Lost1-63-19 Punts5-33.87-42.9 Fumbles-Lost3-01-0 Penalties-Yards11-10110-109 Time of Possession30:0329:57 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGCincinnati, Benson 22-76, Scott 7-20, Peerman 2-8, Hawkins 1-8, Dalton 2(minus 2). St. Louis, S.Jackson 18-71, Williams 3-16, Clemens 2-9, Norwood 1-(minus 1). PASSINGCincinnati, Dalton 15-26-1-179. St. Louis, Clemens 25-36-0-229. RECEIVINGCincinnati, Green 6-115, Gresham 3-16, Simpson 2-14, Benson 1-11, Hawkins 1-10, Whalen 1-7, Cochart 1-6. St. Louis, S.Jackson 9-72, Lloyd 5-42, Pettis 4-38, Alexander 3-52, Kendricks 3-19, Williams 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSSt. Louis, Jo.Brown 45 (WR).Cardinals 20, Browns 17 (OT)Cleveland73700 17 Arizona070103 20 First Quarter CleHillis 1 run (Dawson kick), 11:33. Second Quarter CleFG Dawson 44, 11:33. AriRoberts 9 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), :19. Third Quarter CleLittle 76 pass from Wallace (Dawson kick), 3:01. Fourth Quarter AriWells 1 run (Feely kick), 8:33. AriFG Feely 33, 5:40. Overtime AriFG Feely 22, 10:56. A,443. CleAri First downs1624 Total Net Yards333363 Rushes-yards29-12024-74 Passing213289 Punt Returns3-403-33 Kickoff Returns3-834-98 Interceptions Ret.1-50-0 Comp-Att-Int18-31-028-46-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-134-24 Punts7-39.77-44.6 Fumbles-Lost1-10-0 Penalties-Yards9-742-13 Time of Possession31:2232:42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGCleveland, Hillis 26-99, Wallace 3-21. Arizona, Wells 15-51, Skelton 2-7, Roberts 1-7, Stephens-Howling 3-6, Taylor 2-3, Smith 1-0. PASSINGCleveland, Wallace 18-31-0-226. Arizona, Skelton 28-46-1-313. RECEIVINGCleveland, Little 5-131, Massaquoi 3-42, Norwood 3-21, Cameron 3-8, Hillis 1-9, Smith 1-9, Cribbs 1-3, Ogbonnaya 1-3. Arizona, Heap 7-69, Roberts 6-60, Fitzgerald 365, Doucet 3-37, Taylor 3-17, Stephens-Howling 2-18, King 1-24, Wells 1-10, Stuckey 1-7, Sherman 1-6. Cowboys 31, Buccaneers 15 Dallas14143031 Tampa Bay0015015 First Quarter DalAustin 8 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 8:44. DalBryant 8 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), :18. Second Quarter DalRobinson 9 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 4:42. DalRomo 1 run (Bailey kick), :20. Third Quarter TBWatson 7 fumble return (Barth kick), 13:39. DalFG Bailey 30, 6:38. TBBriscoe 13 pass from Freeman (Winslow pass from Freeman), :23. A,162. DalTB First downs287 Total Net Yards399190 Rushes-yards37-16013-58 Passing239132 Punt Returns4-151-(-2) Kickoff Returns0-04-70 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int23-30-017-27-0 Sacked-Yards Lost2-103-16 Punts3-41.04-51.0 Fumbles-Lost2-11-1 Penalties-Yards2-156-46 Time of Possession37:5922:01 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGDallas, Jones 22-108, Morris 1253, Romo 3-(minus 1). Tampa Bay, Freeman 437, Blount 9-21. PASSINGDallas, Romo 23-30-0-249. Tampa Bay, Freeman 17-27-0-148. RECEIVINGDallas, Austin 5-53, Witten 477, Bryant 4-40, Robinson 3-29, Bennett 3-23, Jones 3-23, Ogletree 1-4. Tampa Bay, Lumpkin 5-50, Winslow 4-37, Briscoe 3-36, Madu 2-8, Pianalto 1-7, Spurlock 1-6, Stocker 1-4.Dolphins 30, Bills 23 Miami01371030 Buffalo7001623 First Quarter BufSpiller 24 run (Rayner kick), 4:53. Second Quarter MiaFasano 22 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 14:53. MiaFG Carpenter 20, 8:34. MiaFG Carpenter 26, 6:05. Third Quarter MiaMarshall 65 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 12:06. Fourth Quarter MiaFG Carpenter 26, 11:46. BufSpiller 3 pass from Fitzpatrick (pass failed), 5:54. MiaBush 76 run (Carpenter kick), 5:41. BufHagan 2 pass from Fitzpatrick (Rayner kick), 2:27. BufFG Rayner 34, 1:22. A,988. MiaBuf First downs1721 Total Net Yards448404 Rushes-yards38-25419-113 Passing194291 Punt Returns6-1012-6 Kickoff Returns3-534-134 Interceptions Ret.3-80-0 Comp-Att-Int10-20-031-47-3 Sacked-Yards Lost2-233-25 Punts6-46.38-48.0 Fumbles-Lost3-32-0 Penalties-Yards5-6211-92 Time of Possession28:4931:11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGMiami, Bush 25-203, Thomas 11-42, Bess 2-9. Buffalo, Spiller 12-91, Choice 5-15, Fitzpatrick 2-7. PASSINGMiami, Mat.Moore 10-20-0-217. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 31-47-3-316. RECEIVINGMiami, Marshall 3-84, Hartline 3-69, Fasano 2-28, Clay 1-30, Bush 1-6. Buffalo, Spiller 9-76, Nelson 6-60, St.Johnson 582, Choice 3-41, Martin 3-40, B.Smith 3-5, Hagan 2-12. MISSED FIELD GOALSBuffalo, Rayner 26 (WL). Eagles 45, Jets 19 N.Y. Jets0130619 Philadelphia141410745 First Quarter PhiParker 47 fumble return (Henery kick), 8:53. PhiCelek 26 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 2:05. Second Quarter PhiVick 11 run (Henery kick), 12:18. PhiMcCoy 9 run (Henery kick), 9:57. NYJFG Folk 39, 6:27. NYJHolmes 25 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 4:42. NYJFG Folk 28, :46. Third Quarter PhiMcCoy 1 run (Henery kick), 8:48. PhiFG Henery 28, 4:21. Fourth Quarter PhiMcCoy 33 run (Henery kick), 14:40. NYJBurress 9 pass from Sanchez (pass failed), 9:40. A,144. NYJPhi First downs1320 Total Net Yards241420 Rushes-yards27-9433-160 Passing147260 Punt Returns2-163-15 Kickoff Returns6-1744-68 Interceptions Ret.1-02-20 Comp-Att-Int16-29-215-22-1 Sacked-Yards Lost4-303-14 Punts6-40.34-34.0 Fumbles-Lost2-25-3 Penalties-Yards11-937-62 Time of Possession29:5730:03 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGN.Y. Jets, Greene 18-73, Tomlinson 3-9, Conner 1-7, Sanchez 2-3, McKnight 3-2. Philadelphia, McCoy 18-102, Vick 5-32, Brown 6-18, Lewis 2-10, Kafka 2-(minus 2). PASSINGN.Y. Jets, Sanchez 15-26-2-150, Brunell 1-3-0-27. Philadelphia, Vick 15-22-1274. RECEIVINGN.Y. Jets, Holmes 4-40, Tomlinson 4-12, Keller 3-73, Kerley 2-16, McKnight 1-27, Burress 1-9, Greene 1-0. Philadelphia, Celek 5-156, Maclin 3-57, D.Jackson 2-28, Harbor 2-20, McCoy 2-(minus 5), Cooper 1-18.Lions 28, Raiders 27 Detroit7701428 Oakland71001027 First Quarter OakMurphy 12 run (Janikowski kick), 6:19. DetJohnson 51 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 3:34. Second Quarter OakHeyward-Bey 43 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 9:07. DetBurleson 39 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 1:14. OakFG Janikowski 46, :00. Fourth Quarter OakFG Janikowski 51, 8:12. OakCurry 6 fumble return (Janikowski kick), 7:47. DetT.Young 3 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 4:59. DetJohnson 6 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), :39. A,069. DetOak First downs2526 Total Net Yards432477 Rushes-yards19-5722-132 Passing375345 Punt Returns3-332-17 Kickoff Returns2-355-84 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int29-52-032-40-0 Sacked-Yards Lost2-163-22 Punts6-42.85-47.0 Fumbles-Lost1-11-1 Penalties-Yards9-7210-86 Time of Possession28:2731:33 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGDetroit, K.Smith 15-43, Logan 15, Stafford 1-5, T.Young 1-4, K.Williams 1-0. Oakland, Bush 18-77, Reece 1-26, Murphy 216, Moore 1-13. PASSINGDetroit, Stafford 29-52-0-391. Oakland, Palmer 32-40-0-367. RECEIVINGDetroit, Johnson 9-214, Burleson 7-81, Pettigrew 5-49, T.Young 5-21, Logan 1-19, Scheffler 1-4, K.Smith 1-3. Oakland, Heyward-Bey 8-155, Bush 7-62, Houshmandzadeh 6-52, Boss 3-47, Reece 3-16, Schilens 2-14, Moore 2-13, Murphy 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALSOakland, Janikowski 65 (BK).Chiefs 19, Packers 14 Green Bay007714 Kansas City6031019 First Quarter KCFG Succop 19, 8:56. KCFG Succop 32, :11. Third Quarter GBDriver 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 8:04. KCFG Succop 46, 3:45. Fourth Quarter KCFG Succop 20, 11:28. KCBattle 1 run (Succop kick), 4:53. GBRodgers 8 run (Crosby kick), 2:04. A,093. GBKC First downs1623 Total Net Yards315438 Rushes-yards18-10239-139 Passing213299 Punt Returns1-03-36 Kickoff Returns3-681-22 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int17-35-023-31-0 Sacked-Yards Lost4-220-0 Punts5-53.42-49.5 Fumbles-Lost2-00-0 Penalties-Yards5-357-55 Time of Possession23:4936:11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGGreen Bay, Grant 12-66, Rodgers 3-32, Cobb 1-4, Kuhn 2-0. Kansas City, Jones 15-48, Battle 10-37, Breaston 1-25, McClain 4-20, McCluster 5-14, Orton 4-(minus 5). PASSINGGreen Bay, Rodgers 17-35-0235. Kansas City, Orton 23-31-0-299. RECEIVINGGreen Bay, Cobb 4-53, Finley 3-83, Grant 3-35, Nelson 2-29, J.Jones 2-17, Driver 2-7, Kuhn 1-11. Kansas City, Breaston 450, Bowe 4-49, McClain 4-26, Pope 2-72, Becht 2-20, Copper 2-20, McCluster 2-11, Jones 127, Baldwin 1-17, Battle 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALSGreen Bay, Crosby 54 (WR). Panthers 28, Texans 13Carolina7140728 Houston006713 First Quarter CarSmith 26 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 12:07. Second Quarter CarShockey 9 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 12:19. CarBrockel 7 run (Mare kick), :55. Third Quarter HouFG Rackers 26, 11:07. HouFG Rackers 34, 2:53. Fourth Quarter HouFoster 1 run (Rackers kick), 13:48. CarD.Williams 24 run (Mare kick), 9:54. A,540. CarHou First downs2018 Total Net Yards316358 Rushes-yards34-16625-150 Passing150208 Punt Returns1-15-63 Kickoff Returns1-212-84 Interceptions Ret.2-260-0 Comp-Att-Int14-24-019-30-2 Sacked-Yards Lost2-102-4 Punts5-50.42-29.5 Fumbles-Lost0-02-1 Penalties-Yards7-406-60 Time of Possession32:3427:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGCarolina, D.Williams 15-61, Newton 7-55, Stewart 11-43, Brockel 1-7. Houston, Foster 16-109, Tate 7-26, Yates 2-15. PASSINGCarolina, Newton 13-23-0-149, A.Edwards 1-1-0-11. Houston, Yates 19-30-2-212. RECEIVINGCarolina, Smith 5-82, Shockey 2-35, Naanee 2-16, Olsen 2-15, Stewart 2-8, Brockel 1-4. Houston, Foster 5-58, Vickers 429, Daniels 2-29, Walter 2-26, B.Johnson 2-23, Dreessen 2-19, Jones 1-24, Tate 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALSHouston, Rackers 49 (WR). Associated Press Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis celebrates a turnover by the Tennessee Titans on Sunday during the fourth quarter in Indianapolis. Indianapolis beats Tennessee 27-13 to notch first win of season Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Dan Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass and the key block on an 80-yard TD run, leading the Colts to their first win of the season. Indianapolis (1-13) avoided becoming the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. The loss dealt a serious blow to the Titans playoff hopes. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was picked off twice and Chris Johnson rushed for only 55 yards for Tennessee (7-7). Orlovsky gave Indy a 10-6 lead with an 18-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne in the third quarter, and Jacob Lacey made it 17-6 with a 32-yard interception return for a TD. Jake Locker got the Titans within 20-13 with a 7-yard TD pass to Nate Washington with 3:43 to go. But on the next play from scrimmage, with Donald Brown reversing field, Orlovsky threw a block that helped Brown get to the corner and sprint 80 yards to seal the win. Patriots 41, Broncos 23DENVER Tom Brady and the Patriots shut down Tim Tebow and clinched a playoff berth with their sixth straight victory. The Patriots (11-3) won another AFC East title by bouncing back from an early 17-6 deficit and an awful first quarter in which they were outgained on the ground 167 yards to 4. This time, there was no last-minute magic from Tebow, Denvers enigmatic quarterback who had guided the Broncos (8-6) to four straight fourth-quarter comebacks and six straight wins. Instead of another slow start followed by a fantastic finish, the Broncos started out fast and then fizzled. They scored on their first three possessions and then were done in by a trio of second-quarter turnovers. Eagles 45, Jets 19 PHILADELPHIA LeSean McCoy ran for three touchdowns to set two team records and keep Philadelphia alive in the NFC East race. The Eagles (6-8) have won two straight for the second time this season and somehowstill have a chance to repeat as division champions despite underachieving most of the year. But they have to catch Dallas (8-6) and the New York Giants (7-7). The loss snapped New Yorks threegame winning streak, dropping the Jets (8-6) into a tie with Cincinnati for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. Michael Vick threw for 274 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for a score. McCoy had 102 yards rushing and surpassed Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren with his 19th touchdown of the season and 16th rushing TD.Lions 28, Raiders 27 OAKLAND, Calif. Matthew Stafford threw a 6-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 39 seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard scoring drive as Detroit rallied from 13 points down late in the fourth quarter. The win wasnt sealed until Ndamukong Suh blocked Sebastian Janikowskis 65yard field goal attempt on the final play. Suh threw his helmet in celebration after providing a perfect exclamation in his return from a two-game suspension. The Raiders (7-7) appeared in control of the game when Aaron Curry returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown to make it 27-14 with 7:47 remaining. But Stafford led two late scoring drives to win it and give the Lions (9-5) a twogame lead in the NFL wild-card race.Cardinals 20, Browns 17 (OT)GLENDALE, Ariz. Patrick Peterson returned a punt 32 yards and John Skelton threw 32 yards to Larry Fitzgerald to set up a 22-yard field goal by Jay Feely. It was the Cardinals third overtime win in seven games. Arizona (7-7), winner of six of its last seven, trailed 17-7 entering the fourth quarter. Both teams were without their starting quarterbacks because of concussions. Skelton, in relief of Kevin Kolb, completed 28 of 36 for 313 yards with a touchdown and interception. Seneca Wallace, starting for Colt McCoy, was 18 of 31 for 226 yards, including a 76-yard TD play to Greg Little. The Browns are 4-10. Seahawks 38, Bears 14 CHICAGO Red Bryant returned an interception 20 yards for the go-ahead TD in the third quarter and Seattle kept its faint playoff hopes alive. Chicago quarterback Caleb Hanie was hit hard on the play by K.J. Wright and threw the ball right into Bryants arms as Seattle (7-7) scored two TDs in a 50-second span early in the third quarter. Brandon Browner returned another interception 42 yards for a TD in the final quarter as the Seahawks outscored Chicago 31-0 in the second half. Marshawn Lynch added two touchdown runs for Seattle. Chicago (7-7) lost its fourth straight and played most of the game without wide receiver Johnny Knox, who was carted off the field after injuring his back while scrambling for a fumble early in the game. Saints 42, Vikings 20MINNEAPOLIS Drew Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to New Orleans to its sixth win in a row. Brees completed 32 of 40 passes to help the Saints (11-3) overcome a slow and sloppy start and stay two games ahead of Atlanta in the NFC South. Brees is 304 yards from breaking Dan Marinos single-season record for yards passing with two games to play. Brees threw two touchdown passes to Lance Moore and one each to Darren Sproles, Jimmy Graham and John Gilmore. The maligned Saints pass defense held the Vikings to 94 yards passing. Adrian Peterson rushed for 60 yards in his return from a three-game absence for the Vikings (2-12).Redskins 23, Giants 10 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Rex Grossman threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss and Washington hurt New Yorks playoff hopes. Grossman threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Santana Moss, Darrel Young scored on a 6-yard run after one of three interceptions by the Redskins (5-9) and Graham Gano kicked three field goals. It was Washingtons second win in its last 10 games. The loss knocked the Giants (7-7) out of first place in the NFC East. Dallas (8-6) now leads the division by a game with two to go, including one with Giants on the final weekend. If New York beats the Jets and the Cowboys in its final two games it will win the division. Panthers 28, Texans 13HOUSTON Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes, DeAngelo Williams ran for a score and Carolina ended Houstons seven-game winning streak. Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 149 yards, outplaying opposing rookie quarterback T.J. Yates. The Panthers (59) built a 21-0 halftime lead, then ended Houstons second-half rally when linebacker James Anderson intercepted Yates in the end zone midway through the fourth quarter. The Texans (10-4) are playing for home-field advantage in the playoffs after clinching the AFC South last weekend.Dolphins 30, Bills 23 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. Reggie Bush ran for a career-best 203 yards and touchdown to lead Miami to a 30-23 win over the Buffalo Bills in interim Dolphins coach Todd Bowles first game. Bush sealed the win with a 76-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Matt Moore threw two touchdowns passes, and Vontae Davis had two of Miamis three interceptions. Bowles replaced the fired Tony Sparano last Monday. Miami (5-9) has won five of seven. The Bills (5-9) have lost seven straight and could finishing last in the AFC East for the fourth straight year. Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 31 of 47 for 316 yards and a TD.Bengals 20, Rams 13 ST. LOUIS Rookie A.J. Green had six catches and topped 1,000 yards for the season, and Cincinnati kept pace in the AFC playoff race. Brandon Tates 56-yard punt return set up Bernard Scotts go-ahead touchdown run late in the third quarter and Cedric Benson added a short scoring run in the fourth for the Bengals (8-6), who won for the second time in six games. Green caught a 55-yarder to set up a field goal for the games first score. He has 1,006 yards receiving, leaving him 3 shy of Cris Collinsworths franchise rookie record in 1981. Kellen Clemens was 25 for 36 for 229 and a late touchdown pass to Danario Alexander for the Rams (2-12), who have lost five in a row. PACKERSContinued from Page B1

PAGE 13

S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 B3 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv y-New England1130.7864372975-1-06-2-08-2-03-1-03-1-0 N.Y. Jets860.5713463156-1-02-5-06-5-02-1-03-2-0 Miami590.3572862693-4-02-5-04-6-01-3-02-2-0 Buffalo590.3573113714-3-01-6-03-7-02-2-01-4-0 South WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv y-Houston1040.7143432365-2-05-2-08-2-02-2-04-0-0 Tennessee770.5002792784-3-03-4-05-5-02-2-01-3-0 Jacksonville4100.2862072933-4-01-6-03-7-01-3-02-2-0 Indianapolis1130.0712113951-6-00-7-01-9-00-4-01-3-0 North WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv x-Baltimore1030.7693202027-0-03-3-07-2-03-1-04-0-0 x-Pittsburgh1030.7692821986-1-04-2-08-3-02-0-03-2-0 Cincinnati860.5713052833-3-05-3-06-5-02-1-02-3-0 Cleveland4100.2861952743-4-01-6-03-7-01-3-00-4-0 West WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv Denver860.5712923433-4-05-2-06-4-02-2-03-2-0 Oakland770.5003173823-4-04-3-05-5-02-2-02-2-0 San Diego670.4623242994-3-02-4-05-5-01-2-02-3-0 Kansas City680.4291923193-4-03-4-03-7-03-1-02-2-0NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv Dallas860.5713482965-2-03-4-06-4-02-2-02-2-0 N.Y. Giants770.5003343723-4-04-3-04-7-03-0-02-3-0 Philadelphia680.4293423112-5-04-3-04-6-02-2-03-1-0 Washington590.3572523002-5-03-4-05-5-00-4-02-3-0 South WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv x-New Orleans1130.7864573066-0-05-3-07-3-04-0-03-1-0 Atlanta950.6433412815-2-04-3-06-4-03-1-02-2-0 Carolina590.3573413682-5-03-4-02-8-03-1-01-3-0 Tampa Bay4100.2862474013-5-01-5-03-7-01-3-02-2-0 North WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv y-Green Bay1310.9294802976-0-07-1-010-0-03-1-04-0-0 Detroit950.6433953324-3-05-2-06-5-03-0-03-2-0 Chicago770.5003152935-3-02-4-06-4-01-3-02-2-0 Minnesota2120.1432944061-6-01-6-02-8-00-4-00-5-0 West WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv y-San Francisco1030.7693071826-1-04-2-08-2-02-1-03-1-0 Seattle770.5002842734-3-03-4-06-4-01-3-03-1-0 Arizona770.5002733055-2-02-5-06-5-01-2-03-2-0 St. Louis2120.1431663461-6-01-6-01-10-01-2-00-5-0 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursdays Game Atlanta 41, Jacksonville 14 Saturdays Game Dallas 31, Tampa Bay 15 Sundays Games New Orleans 42, Minnesota 20 Seattle 38, Chicago 14 Cincinnati 20, St. Louis 13 Carolina 28, Houston 13 Kansas City 19, Green Bay 14 Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 13 Miami 30, Buffalo 23 Washington 23, N.Y. Giants 10 Detroit 28, Oakland 27 New England 41, Denver 23 Arizona 20, Cleveland 17, OT Philadelphia 45, N.Y. Jets 19 Baltimore at San Diego, late. Mondays Game Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Patriots 41, Broncos 23New England7207741 Denver1330723 First Quarter DenTebow 9 run (run failed), 9:49. NEOchocinco 33 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 7:24. DenBall 32 run (Prater kick), 5:01. Second Quarter DenFG Prater 26, 13:47. NEHernandez 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 8:43. NEFG Gostkowski 21, 5:49. NEBrady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 1:12. NEFG Gostkowski 34, :00. Third Quarter NEWoodhead 10 run (Gostkowski kick), :39. Fourth Quarter DenTebow 2 run (Prater kick), 8:41. NEGreen-Ellis 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 4:10. A,556. NEDen First downs2623 Total Net Yards451393 Rushes-yards36-14131-252 Passing310141 Punt Returns3-232-4 Kickoff Returns0-04-71 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int23-34-011-23-0 Sacked-Yards Lost2-104-53 Punts4-40.53-55.0 Fumbles-Lost1-04-3 Penalties-Yards4-307-39 Time of Possession33:4126:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGNew England, Ridley 11-65, Woodhead 7-40, Green-Ellis 10-17, Hernandez 1-16, Brady 6-2, Faulk 1-1. Denver, Tebow 1293, McGahee 7-70, Ball 11-64, Johnson 1-25. PASSINGNew England, Brady 23-34-0320. Denver, Tebow 11-22-0-194, D.Thomas 01-0-0. RECEIVINGNew England, Hernandez 9129, Gronkowski 4-53, Welker 4-41, Green-Ellis 2-32, Ochocinco 1-33, Underwood 1-13, Woodhead 1-12, Edelman 1-7. Denver, D.Thomas 7116, Ball 2-41, Decker 1-22, Willis 1-15.Seahawks 38, Bears 14 Seattle70171438 Chicago770014 First Quarter SeaLynch 2 run (Hauschka kick), 8:41. ChiIdonije fumble recovery in end zone (Gould kick), 2:23. Second Quarter ChiBell 25 pass from Hanie (Gould kick), 1:51. Third Quarter SeaLynch 3 run (Hauschka kick), 13:02. SeaBryant 20 interception return (Hauschka kick), 12:12. SeaFG Hauschka 33, 1:03. Fourth Quarter SeaRobinson 2 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 12:39. SeaBrowner 42 interception return (Hauschka kick), 5:00. A,542. SeaChi First downs1813 Total Net Yards286221 Rushes-yards33-6031-132 Passing22689 Punt Returns2-441-7 Kickoff Returns1-165-81 Interceptions Ret.4-780-0 Comp-Att-Int19-31-011-25-4 Sacked-Yards Lost1-14-34 Punts5-40.26-39.7 Fumbles-Lost2-11-1 Penalties-Yards6-365-45 Time of Possession31:3728:23 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSeattle, Lynch 20-42, Forsett 612, Washington 3-6, Tate 1-2, Jackson 3-(minus 2). Chicago, Bell 15-65, Hanie 5-34, Barber 1133. PASSINGSeattle, Jackson 19-31-0-227. Chicago, Hanie 10-23-3-111, McCown 1-2-112. RECEIVINGSeattle, Tate 4-61, Miller 4-23, Williams 2-31, Butler 2-19, Lynch 2-5, Obomanu 1-43, Morrah 1-21, Baldwin 1-13, Forsett 1-9, Robinson 1-2. Chicago, Bell 5-43, Sanzenbacher 2-26, Bennett 1-20, Knox 1-15, K.Davis 1-10, R.Williams 1-9. Saints 42, Vikings 20New Orleans71414742 Minnesota3100720 First Quarter MinFG Longwell 44, 12:20. NOMoore 5 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 2:51. Second Quarter MinFG Longwell 49, 13:13. NOGraham 1 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 10:04. MinGerhart 10 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick), 6:59. NOSproles 13 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 1:33. Third Quarter NOGilmore 2 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 12:15. NOMoore 47 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 10:18. Fourth Quarter NOP.Thomas 1 run (Kasay kick), 12:50. MinGerhart 16 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick), 5:12. A,623. NOMin First downs3612 Total Net Yards573207 Rushes-yards38-16118-105 Passing412102 Punt Returns3-450-0 Kickoff Returns4-901-28 Interceptions Ret.1-00-0 Comp-Att-Int32-41-014-32-1 Sacked-Yards Lost0-04-18 Punts1-51.07-48.1 Fumbles-Lost2-20-0 Penalties-Yards6-658-84 Time of Possession38:4921:11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGNew Orleans, Ivory 18-74, P.Thomas 8-44, Sproles 8-33, Brees 2-4, Meachem 1-4, Collins 1-2. Minnesota, Peterson 10-60, Ponder 3-34, Gerhart 2-12, Webb 2-0, Harvin 1-(minus 1). PASSINGNew Orleans, Brees 32-40-0412, Daniel 0-1-0-0. Minnesota, Ponder 14-311-120, Webb 0-1-0-0. RECEIVINGNew Orleans, Colston 8-91, Graham 7-70, Moore 5-91, Sproles 5-79, P.Thomas 2-41, Meachem 2-22, Collins 1-12, Henderson 1-4, Gilmore 1-2. Minnesota, Gerhart 4-46, Harvin 3-8, Aromashodu 2-29, Rudolph 2-15, Arceneaux 1-10, Booker 1-7, Camarillo 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSNew Orleans, Kasay 50 (WL).Redskins 23, Giants 10 Washington3143323 N.Y. Giants030710 First Quarter WasFG Gano 36, 9:14. Second Quarter WasMoss 20 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 13:42. WasYoung 6 run (Gano kick), 7:56. NYGFG Tynes 40, :02. Third Quarter WasFG Gano 43, 11:49. Fourth Quarter WasFG Gano 25, 14:57. NYGBradshaw 3 run (Tynes kick), :33. A,861. WasNYG First downs1922 Total Net Yards300324 Rushes-yards40-12318-91 Passing177233 Punt Returns1-(-2)0-0 Kickoff Returns3-274-104 Interceptions Ret.3-522-0 Comp-Att-Int15-24-223-40-3 Sacked-Yards Lost1-83-24 Punts2-33.04-49.0 Fumbles-Lost1-01-0 Penalties-Yards2-488-75 Time of Possession35:0025:00 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGWashington, Helu 23-53, Royster 10-36, Young 4-14, Armstrong 1-14, Paul 17, Grossman 1-(minus 1). N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 10-58, Jacobs 8-33. PASSINGWashington, Grossman 15-24-2185. N.Y. Giants, Manning 23-40-3-257. RECEIVINGWashington, Gaffney 6-85, Helu 3-16, Moss 2-40, Stallworth 2-35, Paulsen 1-9, Young 1-0. N.Y. Giants, Nicks 5-73, Cruz 544, Manningham 3-57, Bradshaw 3-21, Pascoe 2-26, Hynoski 2-13, Ballard 1-15, Barden 1-6, Ware 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALSN.Y. Giants, Tynes 44 (WL). NFL STANDINGS Associated PressTORONTO Greg Stiemsma tipped in the game-winning shot with 12 seconds left and the Boston Celtics held off the Toronto Raptors 76-75 Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams. Ray Allen scored 12 points for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett had nine points and seven rebounds. Marquis Daniels had 11 points for Boston. Andrea Bargnani led Toronto with 16 points, DeMar DeRozan scored 14 points and Ed Davis had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Bostons Rajon Rondo, who had been bothered by a sore right ankle, started for the Celtics and finished with a team-high eight assists in 28 minutes. The Raptors trailed 61-51 to start the fourth but rallied after Allen and Garnett headed to the bench. Jose Calderons 3-pointer made it 70-67 with 4:30 left and, after a missed shot by Brandon Bass, DeRozans layup cut it to one at 70-69. Consecutive jump shots by Celtics rookie ETwaun Moore gave Boston a 74-71 lead with 1:19 remaining, but a jumper by Bargnani and a tip-in by Amir Johnson with 26 seconds left made it 75-74 in favor of Toronto. Stiemsma rebounded Moores miss and, after failing to score his first attempt, tipped in the go-ahead basket on his second chance. Bargnani tried to put back DeRozans miss at the buzzer but his shot didnt fall. Allen scored seven points in the second as the Celtics took a 40-33 lead at the half. Toronto outrebounded Boston 39 to 35. Boston was without forward Paul Pierce, sidelined by a bruised right heel, while Toronto guard Anthony Carter was absent with a sore right shoulder. The teams meet again in Boston on Wednesday night. Associated Press The Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo drives around the Toronto Raptors defense Sunday during the first half in Toronto. Celtics top Raptors 76-75 Associated PressSUNRISE, Fla. The points just keep coming for the Florida Panthers, especially on home ice. Kris Versteeg scored 3:08 into overtime, giving the Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Stephen Weiss shot from in front was blocked, but Versteeg found the loose puck and swept it in from the left side of the crease for his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Sean Bergenheim and Jason Garrison also scored for Florida, and Jose Theodore made 24 saves. The Panthers have earned at least one point in eight straight home games, and their last 12 contests on their rink have been decided by one goal. The Panthers stretched their lead in the Southeast Division to eight points, tied with Boston for the largest edge in the NHL. Tim Gleason and Chad LaRose had goals for the Hurricanes, who got 23 saves from Cam Ward. Carolina has lost 10 of 12, but earned points in four of the past five. When you go on the road and you play that well and you play a team that hasnt hardly lost in their rink, youve got to find ways to pick up a win, Carolina coach Kirk Muller said. The next step we have to do is win these games. NOTES: Bergenheim left the game in the second period because of a lower body injury and didnt return. ... Hurricanes C Jeff Skinner missed his fourth straight game due to a concussion. Blackhawks 4, Flames 2 CHICAGO Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist, and Chicagos Joel Quenneville became the 10th coach to earn 600 NHL victories as the Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Steve Montador, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Patrick Kane also scored for the Blackhawks, who got 22 saves from Ray Emery. Chicago vaulted past Minnesota into first place in the NHL standings with a leagueleading 46 points. The Blackhawks are 7-0-1 in their last eight games. Calgarys Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross scored power-play goals in the third period, and both had an assist. Miikka Kiprusoff made 21 saves. Emery, who has taken over for struggling No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford, started and won for the fifth straight game while improving to 9-1-2 overall. He has played in seven straight, including six starts. Blues 6, Blue Jackets 4 ST. LOUIS Jason Arnott triggered a four-goal, third-period rally with the tiebreaking tally to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night. St. Louis won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 13-3-1 at home, tying Detroit for the most home wins. The Blues are 13-2-4 under coach Ken Hitchcock, who took over for the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6. The Blues moved into third place in the Western Conference with 42 points after being 14th in the 15-team group on Nov. 7. St. Louis has won its last five against Columbus and improved to 12-1-1 in the previous 14 home meetings with the Blue Jackets. Alex Steen, Alex Pietrangelo and Patrik Berglund also scored in the third period for St. Louis, which trailed 3-2 after two. T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk added goals for the Blues, who have won nine of 11 in St. Louis. Jaroslav Halak (6-7-4) made 28 saves. Associated Press The Florida Panthers Kris Versteeg scores the winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday during the overtime period in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers beat the Hurricanes 3-2. Versteeg lifts Panthers over Canes in OT in the world every day, rookie point guard Norris Cole said. When we get out there and get to go against high competition, the work that gets put in shows. The subject of trade talk throughout training camp, Dwight Howard finished with only five points on 2for-9 shooting. Afterward, Howard said his status is not a distraction for the Magic. They look like a seasoned team, Howard said. We were off for seven months. And guys are trying to get back in to it. Theres no need for us, anybody, Magic fans, whatever, to stress about the first game. Theres a lot more games to be played. Magic point guard Jameer Nelson missed all 10 of his shots and forward Hedo Turkoglu left late in the first half with a bruised left hip. Jason Richardson was the only Magic starter to reach double figures, scoring 11 points. I know in the grand scheme of things, preseason isnt a big deal, Magic forward Quentin Richardson said. But I dont care if were playing pickup. I dont want to lose by 40. Thats just me. The teams play again in Orlando on Wednesday. HEATContinued from Page B1 Associated PressDALLAS Kevin Durant scored 21 points and reserve James Harden added 16 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-92 victory over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Durant, the NBA scoring leader last season at 27.7 points a game, went 13 for 14 from the free throw line. Lamar Odom, acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in a trade on Dec. 11, had 14 points and seven rebounds in his Mavericks debut. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd, leaders of the Mavericks title run, were in uniform and are healthy but were rested. Delonte West and Odom started in their place. Dominique Jones and Roddy Beaubois had 17 points each to pace Dallas. The Mavs are working newcomers Odom, Vince Carter and West into their rotation, looking to make up for the losses of key rotation members Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and Caron Butler to trades or free agency. Oklahoma City returns its core of young players. The teams complete their two-game home-and-home exhibition set Tuesday night at Oklahoma City. The Thunder took control with an 11-0 second-quarter run that included two 3pointers from Daequan Cook, expanding a 25-24 lead after one quarter to 58-51 by halftime. Oklahoma City went 7 for 11 from 3point range in the first half, with Cook hitting 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. Durants nine points in the third quarter, all on foul shots, pushed the Thunder to a 90-70 advantage entering the fourth. Dallas opened the fourth quarter with a 14-0 run and pulled as close as 9388 on Ian Mahinmis dunk with 5:04 remaining. But the Thunder scored the next five points, including a pair of jumpers from Eric Maynor, for a 9888 edge with 3:21 left, closing out the Mavs. Durant leads Thunder over Mavs Associated Press Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi Sunday during the first half in Dallas. Odom scores 14 in debut for Dallas

PAGE 14

C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Mississippi Valley State at Florida. 7 p.m. (SUN) UNC-Greensboro at Duke. 9 p.m. (FSNFL) Marquette at LSU. 10 p.m. (SUN) Southern Mississippi at Arizona State. NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers. GOLF 2 a.m. (GOLF) Golf CJ Invitational. (Taped) NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. (VERSUS) Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars. PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER 12 p.m. (FSNFL) Manchester City vs. Arsenal. (Taped) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS SPORTS BOYS BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Seven Rivers vs. Academy at the Lakes, Bishop McLaughlin Christmas Tournament. GIRLS BASKETBALL TBA Seven Rivers vs. Siegal (Tenn.), Mustang Christmas Tournament at Northside Christian School. GIRLS SOCCER 7:30 p.m. Lake Weir at Lecanto. Florida LOTTERY NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia3120834311091 N.Y. Rangers301884408767 Pittsburgh33181144010788 New Jersey3218131379092 N.Y. Islanders3010146266997 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston3121914310861 Buffalo3216133358994 Toronto321613335100105 Ottawa331514434102116 Montreal3313137338589 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida331896429084 Winnipeg3215134348997 Washington3116141339196 Tampa Bay32141623087107 Carolina34101862686116 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago3321844611198 St. Louis321994428269 Detroit31201014110469 Nashville3217114388584 Columbus3392042280111 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota332085458472 Vancouver32191124010680 Calgary3314154328294 Edmonton3214153318787 Colorado33151713188100 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3017103378674 Dallas3118121378086 Phoenix3216133358485 Los Angeles3214144326979 Anaheim3291852375105 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturdays Games Nashville 2, St. Louis 1, SO N.Y. Islanders 2, Minnesota 1, SO Boston 6, Philadelphia 0 Vancouver 5, Toronto 3 New Jersey 5, Montreal 3 Pittsburgh 8, Buffalo 3 Winnipeg 5, Anaheim 3 Detroit 8, Los Angeles 2 Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Phoenix 2 Colorado 2, Washington 1 San Jose 3, Edmonton 2 Sundays Games Florida 3, Carolina 2, OT Chicago 4, Calgary 2 St. Louis 6, Columbus 4 Mondays Games Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Toronto, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Tuesdays Games N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Calgary, 9 p.m. NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Boston101.000 New York101.000 Philadelphia101.000 New Jersey01.0001 Toronto01.0001 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami101.000 Atlanta00.000 Charlotte00.000 Orlando01.0001 Washington01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago101.000 Cleveland101.000 Detroit01.0001 Indiana01.0001 Milwaukee01.0001 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB Houston101.000 New Orleans101.000 Dallas01.0001 Memphis01.0001 San Antonio01.0001 Northwest Division WLPctGB Minnesota101.000 Oklahoma City101.000 Denver00.000 Portland00.000 Utah00.000 Pacific Division WLPctGB Golden State101.000 L.A. Clippers00.000 L.A. Lakers00.000 Phoenix00.000 Sacramento01.0001 Saturdays Games New York 92, New Jersey 83 Houston 101, San Antonio 87 Minnesota 117, Milwaukee 96 Golden State 107, Sacramento 96 Sundays Games Boston 76, Toronto 75 Miami 118, Orlando 85 Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 92 Mondays Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 9 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sundays College Basketball Scores EAST Army 61, Texas-Pan American 59 Boston College 75, Bryant 55 Misericordia 67, Lebanon Valley 54 Montclair St. 79, Vaughn 40 Penn St. 72, Mount St. Marys 43 Princeton 71, Northeastern 62 Seton Hall 80, Mercer 77, OT St. Bonaventure 76, Loyola (Md.) 66 UConn 77, Holy Cross 40 Yale 68, Rhode Island 65 SOUTH Apprentice 89, Pfeiffer 84 Birmingham-Southern 86, Sewanee 65 Centre 65, Oglethorpe 55 Florida St. 77, Loyola Marymount 61 Huntingdon 79, Berry 63 IPFW 82, UT-Martin 76 Keene St. 106, Mount St. Vincent 99 N. Kentucky 98, Salem International 53 Wake Forest 67, Gardner-Webb 59 Wofford 63, Jacksonville 57 MIDWEST Canisius 90, South Dakota 80, OT Chicago 88, Rhodes 79 Grand Valley St. 67, N. Michigan 60 Illinois St. 68, Norfolk St. 36 Iowa St. 59, Cent. Michigan 52 Michigan Tech 77, Ferris St. 64 Minn. St.-Moorhead 81, Augustana (SD) 76 Missouri 94, William & Mary 56 Northwestern 87, E. Illinois 72 Oral Roberts 64, Xavier 42 Ripon 85, Monmouth (Ill.) 66 Wayne (Neb.) 66, Minn.-Crookston 49 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 81, Edgewood 70 SOUTHWEST North Texas 69, Jackson St. 55 Prairie View 88, Dallas Christian 55 Texas Tech 87, Grambling St. 59 FAR WEST Pepperdine 59, Montana St. 36 S. Dakota St. 92, Washington 73 Sacramento St. 75, North Dakota 64 Virginia 67, Oregon 54 B4 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 7 1 3 CASH 3 (late) 1 8 3 PLAY 4 (early) 1 8 8 0 PLAY 4 (late) 1 4 4 2 FANTASY 5 14 16 17 24 36 team to a county championship while also punctuating Giardinos difficult return from a wrist injury that sidelined him for his junior season. The performance was far from an isolated accomplishment for the senior, who was also named to the Chronicles All-County team as a freshman and sophomore. He shot an even-par 72 to lead the Panthers to victory at The Villages Invitational earlier in the season, and he finished the year with a 39.64 average per nine holes. Giardino is also an outstanding student. He carries a weighted GPA of 4.7, and mostly attends dualenrollment courses at the College of Central Florida in Lecanto, where his is on track to earn an associates degree next summer. Giardino is uncomfortable talking about his own achievements, but likes discussing his teams success and the support hes received from family and coaches. He says his time at Lecanto, his experience in the North Suncoast Junior Golf Association (NSJGA), and the tutelage hes received from his father, Joe Giardino, have all gone into making him the golfer and person he is today. Im glad I got the opportunity to play for Lecanto and win the district with those guys, Mark Giardino said. It was good for me to enter regular competition again after the injury and get to hang out with the guys. I also have to thank (Panthers) coach (David) Soluri for what hes done for me. As for the NSJGA, which holds events at Sugarmill Woods, Southern Woods and World Woods Golf Club near Brooksville for middle school players, Giardino says it is a big reason for the wealth of talented high school golfers that often emerge in the area. I really believe the NSJGA helps raise the level of golf in the county, he said. Golfers like Matt Allen (Crystal River) and Micah Sugioka (Lecanto) were recently winning matches there and are now really good as freshmen. It helps you get used to the competition. Giardino says having his father as a personal coach is a significant advantage. My dad takes me out and works with me a few times a week, and hes helped me through middle school and high school. A lot of people will have personal golf instructors. But if they need help they usually have to wait until their next session. My dad is there whenever I need him, though. Hes both a dad and a teacher for me. Last week, Joe Giardino discussed a moment during Marks junior tour that helps convey the kind of character that his son possesses. Mark was up for a few awards heading into the final tournament of NSJGA during his eighth-grade year, he said. During the event, he pulled a penalty on himself when he was in a tight race for the best stroke average. He still won the award even though he was the only golfer to pull a penalty like that. Mark Giardino is undecided on what college hed like to attend, but he wants to stay in Florida, study accounting and try to play golf at the next level. Lately, when hes not hitting the books or enjoying his time with his brother and father, hes been focusing on working out and building up his cardio fitness in order to prepare for the physical demands of playing 54-hole matches in college. The senior credits his injury, which kept him off the course for about eight months, with helping him get ahead in the classroom and develop his short game. All I could do is putt and chip when I first returned to playing, so thats really paid off for those areas, he said. My ball striking has gotten better since then, but it can still be better. Its starting to improve. AllChronicleTeamMatt Mullarkey, senior, Crystal River High School Mullarkey was the most consistently high-performing golfer in the county this season as he led his team to its second state playoffs in three years. He fired teamlow rounds of 76 and 77 in the state tournament at Deer Island Country Club in Tavares, and tied for low score at districts with a three-over-par 75 at Southern Woods. He also led the county with a scoring average of 37 for nine-hole matches. Drew Cooke, junior, Lecanto High School Cookes 37.71 nine-hole scoring average was the lowest for the Panthers by nearly two strokes. He also captured medalist honors at districts with a two-underpar 70 at Country Club at Silver Springs Shores, and posted the lowest nine-hole score in the county with a two-under-par 34 at The Dunes Golf Club in Weeki Wachee. The junior scored a 76 to finish second at the County Championship at Southern Woods. Skylar Summers, senior, Lecanto High School Summers tied for third in the County Championship with a 79, and came in one stroke off the lead at his teams district tournament with a one-under-par 71 at Country Club at Silver Springs Shores. He sustained a 39.83 average in nine-hole matches and captured medalist honors at World Woods Golf Club in Brooksville. Travis Swanson, junior, Crystal River High School Swanson saved his best for last as his three-over-par 75 on the second day of his teams state tournament at Deer Island Country Club in Tavares marked his lowest competitive round score. He tied for third at the County Championship with a 79, and added another 79 at districts a week later. Swanson averaged a score of fourover-par 40 during the regular season. Kyle Kidd, freshman, Crystal River High School Kidd led his team with a seven-over-par 79 at its regional tournament at Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club in Ocala, and his round of 76 at districts a week earlier was the second-lowest of the match. He was also second on his team with a 39.5 scoring average in ninehole matches as a freshman. Andrew Dyakon, junior, Crystal River High School Dyakon finished second for the Pirates in the first round of their state tournament at Deer Island Country Club in Tavares with an eight-over-par 80. He fired a 79 in district play at Southern Woods after figuring in his teams scoring at the County Championship with a round of 82. He finished the regular season with an average of 41 for nine-hole matches. Matt Allen, freshman, Crystal River High School Allen shot an even-par 36 and a 37 in two of his three final matches of the regular season to finish the year with a 41.86 average for nine-hole rounds as a freshman. He shot an 83 at the County Tournament at Southern Woods. GOLFERS Continued from Page B1 Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Loyola Marymount coach Max Good thought he was watching the wrong sport Sunday. They play volleyball on the backboards, Good said after watching Florida State defeat his smaller Lions 7761. Theyre so long and wide they make you go east and west. Unable to penetrate, Loyola Marymount (6-5) had little chance against the rangy Seminoles. Florida State (8-3) finished the first half on a 22-8 run to lead 38-23 at halftime. The Seminoles led by as many as 25 points at 77-52 with 4:18 left in the game. Bernard James scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to record his fifth double-double of the season. The 6-foot-10 James wouldve had an even bigger day except for a woeful 3for-12 showing at the free throw line. Michael Snaer chipped in with 12 points and Xavier Gibson 10, while sophomore Okaro White added a career best 11 rebounds. James hit 6 of 9 field goals, including a flying dunk on a putback that gave the Seminoles their first 20point lead at 45-25. They shot just 48.1 percent at the free throw line, but otherwise dominated the game, outscoring their visitors 38-12 in the paint on the strength of 21 offensive rebounds. The Seminoles meet 13thranked Florida Thursday. Noles trounce Loyola Marymount Associated PressDominique Morrison scored 19 points Sunday, leading Oral Roberts to a 6442 victory over previously unbeaten and eighthranked Xavier, which couldnt do much with three of its starters suspended. The Musketeers (8-1) didnt have point guard Tu Holloway, shooting guard Mark Lyons or freshman forward Dez Wells, who account for 40 percent of their points. The trio was suspended for a brawl eight days earlier against crosstown rival Cincinnati. The depleted lineup couldnt get in sync or keep up with the experienced Golden Eagles (8-4), who start three seniors and two juniors. Travis Taylor scored 11 points for Xavier, which lost for only the second time in the last 46 games at the Cintas Center. Xavier had the week off since its 76-53 win over Cincinnati, a game that was called with 9.4 seconds left when the brawl broke out. No. 9 UConn 77, Holy Cross 40Freshman Andre Drummond scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Connecticut extended its home winning streak to 40 games against non-conference opponents. Alex Oriakhi added 15 points and Shabazz Napier had 13 assists for UConn (9-1), which is 117-4 under Jim Calhoun in home games against nonconference opponents from New England, including 114 wins in the last 115 such games. R.J. Evans had 15 points for the Crusaders (4-7). Connecticut committed just one foul in the first half and finished with eight. UConn used an 18-0 run to pull away to a 43-24 halftime lead. No. 10 Missouri 94, William & Mary 56Sixth man Michael Dixon scored a career-high 30 points and Missouri is off to its best start in two decades. Missouri (11-0) jumped to a 19-0 lead over the Tribe, who missed their first eight shots while committing five fouls and 10 turnovers and didnt score until nearly 12 minutes into the game. William & Mary (2-9) made just five first-half baskets. Kim English added 17 points for Missouri, which last started a season with 11 straight wins under coach Norm Stewart 20 years ago. Tim Rusthoven led the Tribe with 14 points. With starters out, Xavier humbled Associated Press Oral Roberts forward Steven Roundtree dunks Sunday in the second half against Xavier in Cincinnati. Correction Due to editor error, the 2011-2012 AllChronicle girls golf team was incorrectly labelled in Sundays edition. The Chronicle regrets the error. Associated PressWACO, Texas Brittney Griner scored 12 of her 25 points during a closing run that pushed top-ranked Baylor past No. 2 Connecticut 66-61 on Sunday night. The Lady Bears (11-0) won their second No. 1 vs. No. 2 game this season while avenging a one-point loss at Connecticut early last season when the rankings were reversed. Griner also had nine rebounds and nine blocked shots. She made all seven of her free throws, six of them coming in a game-ending 2711 run as Baylor overcome its biggest deficit of the season. The 6-foot-8 Griner missed eight free throws in last years game against the Huskies, including some key misses down the stretch. No. 3 Notre Dame 92, No. 8 Kentucky 83 SOUTH BEND, Ind. Skylar Diggins only 3-pointer Sunday was a big one, leading No. 3 Notre Dame to a 92-83 victory and handing No. 8 Kentucky its first loss of the season. Natalie Novosel led five players in double figures with 23 points, and Diggins (16 points, 11 assists) and Devereaux Peters (13 points, 13 rebounds) each had double-doubles for Notre Dame (10-1), which has won seven straight since losing to top-ranked Baylor.No. 10 Texas A&M 71, Southern Cal 70COLLEGE STATION, Texas Sydney Carter made a 3pointer with 10 seconds left and Texas A&M rallied for its 47th straight nonconference home win. Southern Cal (4-5) led 69-61 with 2:34 remaining before Texas A&M (8-2) took over. Ashley Corral missed a 3-point attempt for the Trojans with 4 seconds remaining. No. 11 Rutgers 62, Iona 29 PISCATAWAY, N.J. April Sykes scored 18 points and Rutgers held Iona to just two baskets in the second half. Rutgers (10-2) let a 23-15 halftime lead dwindle to four, missing 11 of its first 12 shots to start the second half. Freshman Betnijah Laney finally ended the drought, hitting a 3-pointer from the corner with 11:21 left. Then her classmates took over during a 36-7 run to close the game. No. 16 Penn St. 103, Wagner 42STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas each scored 23 points to lead Penn State to the easy victory. The Lady Lions (9-2) got off to a slow start, then put together a 33-3 run to take a 3510 lead. Lucas capped the run with two free throws and had 18 points in the first half. Veronick Fournier had 12 points and six rebounds for Wagner (2-8).South Carolina 79, No. 18 N. Carolina 48MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. LaKeisha Sutton scored 21 points, Markeshia Grant added 20 and South Carolina held North Carolina to its lowest point total in nearly two years. The Gamecocks (9-2) broke out to an 11-0 lead and never let off the gas pedal against the Tar Heels (7-2), who came in as the nations highest-scoring team at 87.5 points a game. Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell brings her team to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center each year and had gone a decade since UNCs last loss to the Gamecocks, 85-53, in 2001. N.C. State 66, No. 20 Vanderbilt 59RALEIGH, N.C. Kody Burke scored a career-high 21 points and North Carolina State withstood a furious rally by Vanderbilt in the upset. Bonae Holston added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Wolfpack (7-3). Stephanie Holzer had 15 points and Christina Foggie added 13 for Vanderbilt (10-1). N.C. State took control with an early 21-4 run. The Wolfpack scored the final five points of the half and led 34-22 at intermission. Burke had 17 points in the first half. No. 22 Purdue 62, Auburn 54AUBURN, Ala. Alex Guyton scored a career-high 19 points and Purdue hit its free throws late in the game to hold on for the win. After trailing by as many as 12 points in the second half, Auburn (6-3) cut the deficit to four with 4:41 to go but couldnt get any closer. The Boilermakers hit eight of their nine free throws in the final 4 minutes to seal it. Top-ranked Baylor ekes past No. 2 Connecticut

PAGE 15

Associated PressDALLAS A foundation that endows athletic scholarships at the University of Houston may have lost more than 40 percent of its listed assets because of investments in an alleged Ponzi scheme orchestrated by a financial adviser for college basketball coaches who committed suicide last summer. The losses incurred by the Houston Athletics Foundation could have financial implications for the university, which has struggled to raise funds for its sports programs. The investments have also raised ethical issues for the groups board, many of whom had long-standing ties to the schemes mastermind, David Salinas. More than $2.2 million of the nearly $5.1 million in assets listed by the foundation in its most recent filing with the Internal Revenue Service were invested in bonds the Securities and Exchange Commission claims never existed. The foundations losses are among the most notable in a scheme that allegedly defrauded more than 100 investors of $39 million, including millions of dollars from several high-profile college coaches. Salinas, 60, shot himself to death in his suburban Houston home last July, weeks before the SEC filed a lawsuit accusing him and an associate, Brian Bjork, of selling bogus corporate bonds with purported yields of up to 9 percent. Salinas was a money manager for numerous college basketball coaches, including Billy Gillispie of Texas Tech and Scott Drew of Baylor. He also operated a well-known AAU basketball program for high school players, many of whom were recruited by the coaches whose money he managed. S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 B5 0009XPJ Find it in the Chronicle on January 28 th Ad deadline is January 10 th Our Home Citrus 2012 Dont Be Left Out. Reserve Your Ad Space. Back by popular demand our comprehensive directory that features those hard to find, important phone numbers in Citrus County; friendly guides and pertinent information on services, business, organizations, local government, recreation and more. A Must for the office and home. Call to reserve your space today! 352-563-5592 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! 0009TWA A Beautiful Holiday Centerpiece from Citrus Publishing employees and their families are not eligible. The Flower Basket (352) 726-9666 2600 Hwy 44 W., Inverness www.flowerbasket-fl.com Associated Press Ian Poulter of England holds his trophy Sunday after winning the Australian Masters tournament at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia Englands Ian Poulter won the Australian Masters on Sunday, spoiling Geoff Ogilvys bid for a victory on his boyhood course. Poulter, two strokes behind Ogilvy entering the round, closed with a 4under 67 in windy conditions to finish at 15-under 269 at Victoria Golf Club. Marcus Fraser had a 64 to finish second, three strokes back. Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion who matched the course record with a 63 on Saturday, shot a 73 to end up third at 11 under. Top-ranked Luke Donald had a 72 to tie for 12th at 4 under. Greg Chalmers failed in his bid to become the second player to complete the Australian Triple Crown, shooting a 74 to join Donald in the group at 4 under. Robert Allenby remains the only player to sweep the Australian Open, PGA and Masters. He accomplished the feat in 2005. Englands Poulter wins Australian Masters Australian Masters ScoresSunday at Victoria Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia Purse: $1.02 million; Yardage: 6,886; Par: 71 a-amateur Final Ian Poulter, England65-68-69-67 Marcus Fraser, Australia70-69-69-64 Geoff Ogilvy, Australia71-66-63-73 Adam Crawford, Australia74-68-69-66 Peter Senior, Australia69-70-68-70 Brad Kennedy, Australia71-69-69-69 Kieran Pratt, Australia67-70-69-72 Ashley Hall, Australia66-70-68-74 Kurt Barnes, Australia70-71-70-68 Peter Lonard, Australia67-70-69-73 Nathan Green, Australia69-68-67-75 Robert Allenby, Australia73-70-67-70 Peter Fowler, Australia71-67-71-71 Luke Hickmott, Australia70-71-68-71 Jarrod Lyle, Australia67-71-70-72 Cameron Percy, Australia70-69-69-72 Luke Donald, England69-70-69-72 David Smail, New Zealand70-73-65-72 B. McCullough, Australia71-66-70-73 John Senden, Australia70-70-67-73 Greg Chalmers, Australia69-70-67-74 Leigh Deagan, Australia74-70-69-68 Daniel Fox, Australia74-70-68-69 Brendan Jones, Australia69-68-71-73 Steven Bowditch, Australia70-69-67-75 Peter Wilson, Australia74-67-70-71 Nick Cullen, Australia72-68-69-73 Matthew Giles, Australia67-68-71-76 Stephen Leaney, Australia72-70-74-67 Matteo Manassero, Italy76-67-72-68 Craig Parry, Australia75-69-71-68 James Nitties, Australia69-70-72-72 G. Paddison, New Zealand69-71-70-73 Craig Scott, Australia72-69-69-73 Josh Younger, Australia75-69-71-69 Rod Pampling, Australia68-73-72-71 Rohan Blizard, Australia70-74-69-71 Steve Collins, Australia74-70-68-72 Matthew Millar, Australia77-67-67-73 a-B. MPherson, Australia73-71-74-67 Brad McIntosh, Australia74-70-72-69 M. Hendry, New Zealand71-72-71-71 Anthony Brown, Australia74-67-71-73 Steve Jones, Australia71-69-76-70 D. Holloway, New Zealand71-67-76-72 Josh Geary, New Zealand73-68-73-72 Stephen Dartnall, Australia72-70-70-74 Brett Rumford, Australia71-71-70-74 Neven Basic, Australia71-71-72-73 Marcus Cain, Australia73-69-71-74 Alistair Presnell, Australia72-70-71-74 Matthew Griffin, Australia67-75-73-73 P. Tataurangi, N. Zealand69-71-74-74 D. Beckmann, Australia73-67-69-79 Andrew Martin, Australia72-70-74-73 Brad Shilton, New Zealand74-70-73-73 a-Matt Stieger, Australia69-73-75-74 M. Pearce, New Zealand67-71-75-78 W. Strickler, United States73-70-76-73 Richard Green, Australia68-74-76-74 Tim Wood, Australia73-69-74-76 Bradley Hughes, Australia75-69-76-73 Ben Wharton, Australia74-70-76-74 P. Tomasulo, United States71-73-74-76 Ogilvy, Chalmers fall short of hopes in homeland Associated PressATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Andre Ward had his hands more full on stage than he ever did in the ring against Carl Froch. Ward walked in holding two championship belts, had to clear space for a trophy, and another title belt was buckled around his waist. Undefeated and, now, undisputed the best super middleweight fighter around. Ward shook off an injured left hand to stake his claim as the top 168-pound division fighter, using his speed and a combination of lefts to defeat Froch in a unanimous decision Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final. Ward kept his injured left hand a secret during training camp. With each left hook and quick jab, he could have fooled Froch there was anything wrong with that dominant hand. I figured out during the fight I could explode with a left hook, Ward said. I know he felt some of those hooks. Ward, the Olympic gold medalist from Oakland, Calif., retained his WBA championship and won the WBC super middleweight belt in the final bout of the inaugural tournament that stretched out over two years. He was awarded the vacant Ring Magazine championship and the Super Six championship trophy. Fighter of the Year could be ahead. One of the strongest assets I have is my mind. I kept my composure, I kept things under control. And we pulled it off, Ward said. I hope I did a good job. But we can still get better, believe it or not. Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) dictated the pace from the opening round, connecting on a series of left hooks to rattle Froch. Froch, out of Nottingham, England, never came close to getting knocked out. Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) could not unleash his power punches until late, though, finally showing some overdue aggression in the 10th. I wanted to put my shots together, but he moves around, and slips and slides. Hes very good at that, Froch said. And thats why it was a bad night for me. Ward dominated the sixman, 168-pound tournament, backed by premium network Showtime. And he did so on this night, at least despite injuring his left hand in camp, and then again after striking the top of Frochs head in the sixth round. Give credit to Andre. I never found myself in the zone where I could get my shots off and do what I wanted, Froch said. Thats something Im going to have to work on in the gym. One judge scored it 118110 and two others had it 115-113 for Ward. Ward landed 243 of 573 of his punches (42 percent) while Froch was a miserable 23 percent (156 of 683). Froch averaged only 56 punches per round. Associated Press Andre Ward, right, connects with a right punch to the head of Carl Froch of England on Saturday in the 11th round of the Super Six super middleweight tournament boxing final in Atlantic City N.J. Ward retained his WBA championship and won the WBC super middleweight belt for defeating Froch in a unanimous decision. Ward wallops Froch, wins unanimous decision Houston booster group hit hard by Ponzi scheme The foundations losses are among the most notable in a scheme that allegedly defrauded more than 100 investors of $39 million, including millions of dollars from several high-profile college coaches.

PAGE 16

Sherlock slips with $40M Associated Press Ghada Saleh, 56, (from left) Nabih Ahad, 40, State of Michigan Civil Rights commissioner and chairman of the Arab-American Civil Rights League, and attorney Ali Hammoud, protest Saturday in Allen Park, Mich. Protesters descended on a Lowes store in one of the countrys largest Arab-American communities, calling for a boycott after the home improvement chain pulled its ads from a reality television show about Muslim families living in the U.S. Associated PressALLEN PARK, Mich. Protesters descended on a Lowes store in one of the countrys largest Arab-American communities Saturday, calling for a boycott after the home improvement chain pulled its ads from a reality television show about five Muslim families living in Michigan. About 100 people gathered outside the store in Allen Park, a Detroit suburb adjacent to the city where All-American Muslim is filmed. Lowes said this week the TLC show had become a lightning rod for complaints, following an email campaign by a conservative Christian group. Protesters including Christian clergy and lawmakers called for unity and held signs that read Boycott Bigotry and chanted God Bless America, shame on Lowes during the rally, which was organized by a coalition of Christian, Muslim and civil rights groups. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit Democrat and the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature, said it was disgusting for Lowes to stop supporting a show that reflects America the conservatives, liberals and even the Kim Kardashians in the Muslim community, she said. Were asking the company to change their mind, said protester Ray Holman, a legislative liaison for a United Auto Workers local. He said he was dismayed the retailer pulled sponsorship of a positive program. A local rabbi extended his support to clergy at the protest and local Arab Americans, saying he and other Jews would have been at the protest had it not fallen during the Jewish Sabbath. I hope that they would likewise stand up and demonstrate should something outrageous like this take place against another religion, Rabbi Jason Miller said in a statement. Lowes spokeswoman Karen Cobb said Saturday the company respected the protestors opinion. We appreciate and respect everyones right to express their opinion peacefully, she said. The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of families living in and around Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit at the heart of one of the largest Arab-American populations outside the Middle East. Dearborn is home to the Islamic Center of America, one of the largest mosques in North America. Overall, the Detroit area has about 150,000 Muslims of many different ethnicities and is served by about 40 mosques. It airs Sundays and ends its first season Jan. 8. The Florida Family Association has said more than 60 companies it emailed, from Amazon to McDonalds, pulled their ads from the show, but Lowes is the only major company so far to confirm it had done so. The group accused the show of being propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agendas clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values. The travel planning site Kayak.com also pulled its ads, though its marketing chief said the decision was made because the company was dissatisfied by the shows quality and TLC wasnt upfront with advertisers about how the show would be presented. Saturdays rally was met by about 20 counter-protesters including John White, who lives in nearby Livonia and called those protesting against Lowes terribly misdirected. He acknowledged he hadnt watched the show, saying hed seen previews and read about it, but believed the company made a decision based on business, not bigotry. Americans are not suspicious ... of baseball-playing, apple-pie eating Muslims, he said. Its the ones you see on the news. The manager of the Lowes store, Doug Casey, said the company wasnt influenced by any outside group or ideology. He said those who criticized Lowes have a right to their opinion, but its not the opinion of most of the customers I spoke to in the store today. Im deeply sorry if its caused any divide in our community, he said. It was never our intention to offend or alienate anyone. The hubbub didnt keep people from shopping at the store. Keith Rissman, who was buying finishing boards for windows hes installing in his mothers garage, said he supported the company. Its a decision theyre allowed to make, the 57-year-old said. If (people) dont want to shop here, they dont have to. Karen Lundquist, 65, came to the store with her son even though she didnt support Lowes decision. It just seems like they yielded to a Christian hate group, she said. E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 Lowes backlash C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Birthday : Getting involved with large groups or organizations in the year ahead could produce a number of excellent, peripheral benefits for you, such as many new friends. This is an especially good time to become a joiner. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) If you dont appear to be overly anxious or eager a buyer, you should be able to negotiate a much better price for what you want. Dont hesitate to dicker like the dickens. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Because youre full of new ideas and especially good at conceptualizing what to do with them, theres little doubt youll implement your plans in a sober, prudent and feasible manner. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Dont hesitate to remind someone of his or her obligations if it seems like this person is ignoring them. If you dont, your chances of receiving what is owed you will be slimmer than a supermodel. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Something that youre hoping to obtain is in your grasp if you are able to regroup and try again when necessary. Dont give up on the first go-around. Aries (March 21-April 19) To your credit, you have the stick-to-itiveness necessary to face and conquer the most challenging situations, mostly because of your persistence and ability to think on the fly. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Follow the same game plan that led you to sweet victory before, because theres no reason why it wouldnt work again. Theres an old saying: When it isnt broke, dont fix it. Gemini (May 21-June 20) In endeavors where you are trying to develop a second source of income, operate along familiar lines where you know you have a chance for success. Stick to what you know. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Of all the signs, you are the one who usually derives the greatest benefits from being protective of those who mean a lot to you. This is likely to be true for you once again. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Adopt an industrious attitude, because your earning potential is especially strong at this time, and it should be taken advantage of. Operate along your usual lines and youll have success. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Opportunities exist for you to revitalize an old relationship that once meant a lot to you. Dont ignore this chance, because who knows how long itll be before youll get it again. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Use your imagination to visualize the manner in which an important situation could resolve itself. Chances are you should be able to successfully follow its blueprint to rock-solid success. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Treat an important situation with the seriousness it deserves, especially when you know reorganization is called for. Once you make the necessary changes, favorable results will occur. Todays HOROSCOPE Florida LOTTERIES SATURDAY, DEC. 17 Powerball: 13 28 49 51 59 Powerball: 33 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-57 winners$200,000 No Florida winners Lotto: 6 21 40 46 51 52 6-of-6No winner 5-of-639$6,825.50 4-of-62,345$88 3-of-650,726$5.50 Fantasy 5: 6 16 21 24 25 5-of-53 winners$91,948.58 4-of-5393$113 3-of-512,770 $9.50 FRIDAY, DEC. 16 Mega Money: 4 21 28 44 Mega Ball: 9 4-of-4 MBNo winner 4-of-47$2,784.50 3-of-4 MB48$888 3-of-41,218$104.50 2-of-4 MB1,896$47 1-of-4 MB15,423$6 2-of-435,761$4 Fantasy 5: 3 15 18 20 21 5-of-51 winner$234,775.40 4-of-5371$102 3-of-511,114 $9.50 Today is Monday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2011. There are 12 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Dec. 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, was first published in England. On this date: In 1777, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pa., to camp for the winter. In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812. In 1950, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named commander of the military forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In 1971, A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubricks controversial movie adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel, had its world premiere in the U.S. In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice (he was later acquitted by the Senate). Ten years ago: The fires that had burned beneath the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York City for the previous three months were declared extinguished except for a few scattered hot spots. Five years ago: A Libyan court convicted five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with HIV and sentenced them to death. (The six later had their death sentences commuted, and were transferred to Bulgaria, where they were pardoned and set free.) One year ago: Philadelphias DeSean Jackson returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown as time expired in the Eagles 38-31 comeback win at the New York Giants; its the only game-winning punt-return touchdown as time expired in NFL history. Todays Birthdays: Country singer Little Jimmy Dickens is 91. Composer-lyricist Robert Sherman (Mary Poppins) is 86. Actress Cicely Tyson is 78. Jazz musician Lenny White is 62. Actress Jennifer Beals is 48. Magician Criss Angel is 44. Model Tyson Beckford is 41. Actress Alyssa Milano is 39. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is 31. Rapper Lady Sovereign is 26. Thought for Today: He that jokes confesses. Italian proverb. SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 Today in HISTORY 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. U.S. Army veteran Fred German, 59, demonstrates against protesters in front of a Lowes store in Allen Park, Mich. Lowes pulling ads from TLCs Muslim show sparks protest It just seems like they yielded to a Christian hate group. Karen Lundquist Lowes shopper. D AVIDG ERMAIN AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES Sherlock Holmes is facing his worst enemy: declining crowds at theaters as this years domestic movie attendance dips to the lowest in 16 years. Robert Downey Jr.s sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows debuted on top with a $40 million weekend, off 36 percent from the first installments $62.3 million opening two years ago, according to studio estimates Sunday. The first movie opened over Christmas weekend, one of the busiest times for movie theaters. Distributor Warner Bros. predicts the Holmes sequel, which pits Downeys detective against archrival Professor Moriarty, will make up the lost ground over the holidays. The pattern is different, said Dan Fellman, the studios head of distribution. What you can put in the bank those nine days before the official Christmas play time, thats the difference between our opening with a bigger number on Christmas day and opening early this time. At the end of the holiday period, we should be in the same place. The Holmes sequel opened in six overseas markets, including the detectives native Britain, and took in $14.7 million to bring its worldwide total to $54.7 million. After two previous weekends that were Hollywoods worst of the year, overall business was down again, about 12 percent lower than the same weekend in 2010 as Hollywood struggles to interest audiences in its big yearend releases. Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com, estimated that the number of tickets sold domestically in 2011 will come in below 1.3 billion. Sequel doesnt gain as much money as first BOX OFFICE RESULTS1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $40 million. 2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $23.5 million. 3. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, $13 million. 4. New Years Eve, $7.4 million. 5. The Sitter, $4.4 million. 6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, $4.3 million. 7. Young Adult, $3.7 million. 8. Hugo, $3.63 million. 9. Arthur Christmas, $3.6 million 10. The Muppets, $3.5 million.

PAGE 17

E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 B7 All bridge teachers at one time or another have had a prepared deal ruined because someone, usually a defender, made an unforeseen error. Perhaps he led a strange card, or he shifted to the wrong suit, or he failed to make a normal play. After that happens once or twice, teachers tend to preface deals with defenders, please dont do something. What would a professor request in this deal, and how should South make six no-trump anyway, given Wests lead of the diamond 10? When South showed 18, 19 or a poor 20 points, North, knowing their combined count was at least 33, jumped to slam. Declarer starts with 10 top tricks: four spades, two hearts, three diamonds and one club. There will be a temptation, especially among those students who have recently learned the technique, to take an early heart finesse. However, that leads to failure here. Other pupils might cash all of their spade and diamond winners first, which is also fatal. The better players will plan to take three club finesses, hoping East has at least one of the two missing honors (a 76 percent chance). They will take the first trick with dummys diamond jack and play a club to their jack. West wins and perseveres with diamonds, but South wins on the board, plays a club to his 10, returns to the board with a spade, and takes a third club finesse to amass 12 tricks: four spades, two hearts, three diamonds and three clubs. Teacher will ask West not to lead or to discard a heart or a club, and East not to discard a club. MONDAY EVENING DECEMBER 19, 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 HollywdWhos Still Standing? Fear Factor (N) (In Stereo) Rock Center With Brian WilliamsNewsJay Leno(WEDU) PBS # 3 3 14 6BBC World News America Nightly Business Report (N) G PBS NewsHour (N) (In Stereo) Antiques Roadshow Original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox. (N) G Antiques Roadshow Big and Little Diamond ring; painting. G American Masters Designers Charles and Ray Eames. (N) (In Stereo) PG To Be Announced(WUFT) PBS % 5 5 5 5 16World NewsNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) Antiques Roadshow (N) G Antiques Roadshow G American Masters (N) (In Stereo) PG Tavis Smiley (N)(WFLA) NBC ( 8 8 8 8 8 8NewsChannel 8 at 6PM (N) NBC Nightly News (N) G Entertainment Tonight (N) PG Extra (N) PG Whos Still Standing? (Season Premiere) (N) (In Stereo) Fear Factor (N) (In Stereo) Rock Center With Brian Williams (N) (In Stereo) NewsChannel 8 at 11PM (N) Tonight Show With Jay Leno(WFTV) ABC ) 20 20 20 20 Eyewitness News at 6 (N) ABC World NewsJeopardy! (N) G Wheel of Fortune (N) G Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special A Chipmunk Christmas G You Deserve It (N) (In Stereo) PG Castle A woman is shot with Ryans stolen gun. PG Eyewitness News at 11PM Nightline (N) (WTSP) CBS 10 10 10 10 10 1010 News, 6pm (N) CBS Evening News/Pelley Inside Edition (N) PG Who Wants to Be a Millionaire How I Met Your Mother 2 Broke Girls Two and a Half Men Mike & Molly Hawaii Five-0 Hoopai A detective tries to get revenge. 10 News, 11pm (N) Late Show With David Letterman(WTVT) FOX ` 13 13 13 13FOX13 6:00 News (N) TMZ (N) PG The Insider (N) PG Terra Nova Occupation; Resistance A decision changes life in Terra Nova. (N) (In Stereo) FOX13 10:00 News (N) FOX13 News Edge at 11pm Access Hollywood (N) PG(WCJB) ABC 4 11 11 4 15NewsWorld NewsEntertainmentInside EditionPanda HolidayA ChipmunkYou Deserve It (N) PG Castle Kick the Ballistics PGNewsNightline (N)(WCLF) IND 6 2 2 2 2 22 22The Place for Miracles: Your Hour of Healing G Zola Levitt Presents G Great Awakening Life Today With James Robison Kingdom Connection Great Awakening(WFTS) ABC < 11 11 11 11ABC Action News at 6 PM ABC World NewsWheel of Fortune (N) G Jeopardy! (N) G Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special A Chipmunk Christmas G You Deserve It (N) (In Stereo) PG Castle A woman is shot with Ryans stolen gun. PG ABC Action News at 11 PM Nightline (N) (WMOR) IND @ 12 12 Family Guy Family Guy The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory PG Law & Order: Criminal Intent Poison (In Stereo) Law & Order: Criminal Intent Former child star is murdered. How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother PG The Office PG The Office PG (WTTA) MNT F 6 6 6 6 9 Love-RaymondSeinfeld PGFamily FeudFamily FeudLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitExcused Se infeld PGExcused Scrubs PG(WACX) TBN H 21 21 21 The Faith ShowThe 700 Club PG Wisdom-SiddikiLove a ChildGive Me the BibleVarietyClaud 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 Two and a Half Men Hart of Dixie In Havoc & in Heat A heat wave strikes Bluebell. PG Hart of Dixie Zoe makes a shocking discovery. PG Friends Friends PG The Simpsons PG According to Jim PG (WYKE) FAM O 16 16 16 16 Chamber ChatI.N.N. News Your Citrus County Court Invemess Spotlight View of SunflowerStraight Talk MedMoving On GMovie MA(WOGX) FOX S 13 13 7 7The SimpsonsThe SimpsonsBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryTerra Nova A decision changes life in Terra Nova. (N) (In Stereo) FOX 35 News at 10 (N) 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) Don Francisco Pre senta (N) PGNoticiasNoticiero Univ.(WXPX) ION 17 Lethal Weapon (1987) Space Cowboys (2000) Clint Eastwood. NASA reunites four aging flyboys for an urgent mission.Criminal Minds Broad daylight. Criminal Mind s The Fox PG (A&E) 54 48 54 54 25 27Hoarders Mike; Bonnie PGHoarders Wilma; Nora PGHoarders Judy; Jerry PG Hoarders Eileen; Judy PGIntervention Intervention Michelle; Austin (AMC) 55 64 55 55 Last of the Dogmen (1995, Western) Tom Berenger. PG A Christmas Carol (1984, Fantasy) George C. Scott, Angela Pleasence. A Christmas Carol (1984) George C. Scott. (ANI) 52 35 52 52 19 21Pit Bulls and Parolees PGPlanet Earth Ice Worlds GPlanet Earth Deserts G Planet Earth Shallow Seas GPlanet Earth Jungle animals. GPlanet Earth Deserts G (BET) 96 19 96 96 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live PG Mo Money (1992, Comedy) Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans. R Barbershop (2002, Comedy) Ice Cube. PG-13 (BRAVO) 254 51 254 254 The Real Housewives of AtlantaThe Real Housewives of AtlantaReal Housewives/BeverlyReal Housewives/BeverlyReal Housewives/Bever lyWhat HappensHousewives/Atl. (CC) 27 61 27 27 33Daily ShowColbert Report30 Rock 30 Rock Always SunnyAlways SunnyAlways SunnyAlways SunnyAlways SunnyAlways SunnyDaily S howColbert Report (CMT) 98 45 98 98 28 37Strictest Parents Tombstone (1993) Kurt Russell. Doc Holliday joins Wyatt Earp for the OK Corral showdown. R Tombstone (1993, Western) Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn. R (CNBC) 43 42 43 43 Mad Money (N)The Kudlow Report (N)Biography on CNBC60 Minutes on CNBCAmerican Greed Mob MoneyMad 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-CharliePhineas, FerbA.N.T. Farm GSo Random! G Beauty and the Beast (1991) G Jessie G Shake It Up! GSo Random! GA.N.T. Farm G (ESPN) 33 27 33 33 21 17SportsCenter (N) (Live) Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) NFL Football Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers. From Candlestick Park in San Francisco. (N)SportsCenter (N) (ESPN2) 34 28 34 34 43 49NFL32 (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Poker EuropeWorld Series of Poker EuropeWorld Series of Poker EuropeSportsCenter (N)Football Live (EWTN) 95 70 95 95 48Saints AliveMeet-EscrivaDaily Mass: Our LadyThe Journey Home (N) (Live) GSigns of LifeThe Holy RosaryWorld Over LiveCatholic UniversityConcert (FAM) 29 52 29 29 20 28Phineas-Ferb Aladdin (1992, Fantasy) Voices of Scott Weinger. G The Incredibles (2004, Adventure) Voices of Craig T. Nelson. PGThe 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 The Pioneer Woman HolidayDiners, DriveDiners, DriveDiners, Drive-Ins and DivesDiners, DriveDiners, DriveDiners, DriveDiners, DriveDiners, DriveDiners, Drive (FSNFL) 35 39 35 35 After-Jay GlazerCountdownCollege Basketball Mississippi Valley State at Florida. (N) (Live)College Basketball Marquette at LSU. (N) (Live)Barclays Premier League (FX) 30 60 30 30 51How I MetHow I MetTwo/Half MenTwo/Half Men Christmas With the Kranks (2004, Comedy) Tim Allen. PG Marley & Me (2008, Comedy-Drama) Owen Wilson. PG (GOLF) 67 Golf CentralBest of Morning DriveGolf VideosGolf VideosGolf VideosCelebrating the First Tee 2011 (N)Top 10Golf VideosGolf in Am ericaGolf Central (HALL) 39 68 39 39 45 54 Debbie Macombers Mrs. Miracle (2009) James Van Der Beek. Debbie Macombers Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010) Doris Roberts. Debbie Macombers Trading Christmas (2011) Tom Cavanagh. (HBO) 302 201 302 302 2 2 Daredevil (2003) 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic PG The Blind Side (2009, Drama) Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron. A wellto-do white couple adopts a homeless black teen. (In Stereo) PG-13 Gladiator (2000, Historical Drama) Russell Crowe. A fugitive general becomes a gladiator in ancient Rome. (In Stereo) R (HGTV) 23 57 23 23 42 52My First PlaceMy First PlaceHunters IntlHouse HuntersLove It or List It (N) G House HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse Hunters (HIST) 51 25 51 51 32 42American Pickers PG Pawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGAmerican Pickers (N) PG Pawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGInvention USAReal Deal PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 24 31Americas Supernanny PG Americas Supernanny Americas Supernanny PG The Holiday (2006, Romance-Comedy) Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law. PG-13 (LMN) 50 Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004, Romance-Comedy) Crystal Bernard. Santas heir romances a widowed advertising executive. A Very Cool Christmas (2004, Comedy-Drama) George Hamilton. A fashion-conscious teen gives Santa a makeover. NR Holiday Wishes (2006, Drama) Amber Benson. A spoiled, rich child and an orphan magically switch bodies. NR (MAX) 320 221 320 320 3 3 Win a Date-Tad Hamilton! Half Baked (1998) Dave Chappelle. New York potheads attempt to get their friend out of jail. The Book of Eli (2010, Action) Denzel Washington. A lone warrior carries hope across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. R Beatdown (2010) Rudy Youngblood. A former MMA champion and a street fighter try to win money. Dangerous Attractions (2010) (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 39RidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessB eavisRidiculousnessRidiculousness (NGC) 65 44 53Alaska State Troopers Jesus Arrest GSecret Service Files PGAlaska State TroopersAlaska State Troopers Secret Servi ce Files PG (NICK) 28 36 28 28 35 25iCarly G iCarly G BrainSurgeVictorious GSpongeBobSpongeBobThat s ShowThat s ShowGeorge LopezGeorge LopezFriends PGFriends PG (OXY) 44 Whats Love Got to Do With It (1993) Angela Bassett. RLove Games: Bad GirlsLove Games: Bad GirlsLove Games: Bad GirlsLove Games: Bad Girls (SHOW) 340 241 340 340 Remember Me (2010) Robert Pattinson. PG-13 I Am Number Four (2011, Action) Alex Pettyfer. An alien teenager must evade those sent to kill him. (In Stereo) PG-13 Dexter (iTV) Catching the Doomsday Killers. (In Stereo) MA Homeland Marine One (iTV) Saul investigates Carries theories. (In Stereo) MA Dexter (iTV) MA (SPEED) 122 112 122 122 Pimp My RidePimp My RidePass Time PGPass Time PGBandwagon (N)Pass TimePass TimePimp My RidePimp My RideBandwagon (SPIKE) 37 43 37 37 27 361,000 Ways to Die (In Stereo) Ways to DieWays to Die1,000 Ways to Die (In Stereo) Ways to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to Die (SUN) 36 31 36 36 Halls of FameTBACollege Basketball UNC-Greensboro at Duke. (N) (Live)Halls of FameHot Stove RepCollege Basketball Southern Miss issippi at Arizona State. (N) (Live) (SYFY) 31 59 31 31 26 29Friday the 13th House of Wax (2005, Horror) Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray. R The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Virginia Madsen. PG-13 Population 436 (2006) R (TBS) 49 23 49 49 16 19King of QueensKing of QueensSeinfeld PGSeinfeld PGFamily Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy 4Family Guy Conan (N) (TCM) 169 53 169 169 30 35 Suspicion (1941, Suspense) Cary Grant. An English heiress fears that her playboy husband plans to kill her. NR (DVS) A Tale of Two Cities (1958, Historical Drama) Dirk Bogarde. A lawyer is spurred into action by the French Revolution. NR Scrooge (1970, Musical) Albert Finney, Alec Guinness. Scrooge receives three ghostly visitors on Christmas Eve. G (TDC) 53 34 53 53 24 26Gold Rush Drill or Die PGGold Rush Lovestruck PGGold Rush Gold At Last PGRaw Alaska (N) (In Stereo) American Guns (N) Raw Alaska (In Stereo) (TLC) 50 46 50 50 29 30Toddlers & Tiaras PG Cake Boss: Next Great Baker PGCake Boss: Next Great Baker PGCake Boss: Next Great Baker PGCandy QueenCandy QueenCake Boss : Next Great Baker PG (TNT) 48 33 48 48 31 34Law & Order Absentia Law & Order Blood Libel PGThe Closer Relative Matters The Closer Road Block (N) Rizz oli & Isles (N) The Closer Road Block (TRAV) 9 54 9 9 44The Layover New York The Layover Rome G The Layover Miami The Layover Hong Kong (N)Bourdain: No ReservationsBourdain: No Reservations (truTV) 25 55 25 25 98 98Cops Cops Worlds Dumbest... Worlds Dumbest... Lizard LickLizard LickLizard LickImp. JokersAll Worked UpAll Worked Up (TVL) 32 49 32 32 34 24M*A*S*H PG M*A*S*H PGThe Exes PGRoseanne PGRoseanne PGLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondKing of QueensKing of Queens (USA) 47 32 47 47 17 18NCIS Light Sleeper PG NCIS Head Case PG NCIS Ravenous PG WWE Monday Night RAW (N) (In Stereo Live) PG Good Luck Chuck (2007) R (WE) 117 69 117 117 Charmed Chris Crossed PGCharmed Witchstock PG Golden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden Girls (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 18 2030 Rock 30 Rock Americas Funniest Home VideosAmericas Funniest Home VideosAmericas Funniest Home VideosWGN News at N ine (N) 30 Rock Scrubs D ear Annie: I am a single mother of three, trying desperately to make ends meet. My paycheck is normally gone before I get back to work on Monday. Ive been trying to find a part-time job to supplement my income, to no avail. Since my annual salary is right above the poverty line, I do not qualify for government assistance. What little money my ex gives me is not enough. When I ask him for more, he subtracts it from the next months support. Now that the holiday season is here, Im sinking deep into depression. I have no extra money for a Christmas dinner, let alone presents. There are several members of my family, as well as my exs, who are well off, but no one offers or even asks if I could use some help. These people know my situation is difficult. Many days I go without eating, and sometimes I cant cook dinner because theres nothing in the house to prepare. Ive tried not to be bitter, but I cant help wondering what I have done in my life to be scrimping and barely able to get by when I see people in the grocery with carts full of food. Im under a doctors care for depression, but my situation is really starting to get the best of me. Ive been turned down for a raise at work. Im not asking for handouts. Whats a mother to do when no one is willing to help? Need a Bigger Piece of the Pie Dear Need a Bigger Piece: Can your child support be increased through the courts? It might be possible to adjust the payments. Is there a food depository in your area for which you are eligible? Can you talk to your doctor about your medical bills or medication costs? Are your relatives aware of your financial situation? People dont offer to help if they dont realize help is needed or wanted. Also, you might be able to finetune your monthly budget with some assistance. Talk to your family, and also try the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (nfcc.org) at 1800-388-2227. Dear Annie: I have had it, umm, with people who, umm, cannot get a sentence out without saying umm. You would think educated people would not do this, but they seem to do it just as much as those with less education. Ive heard both celebrities and college professors using umm when interviewed on the national news. Any suggestions? Against Umm Dear Against : People tend to say umm as a way to process their thoughts before speaking, but it can become so habitual that they dont realize they are doing it. In order for this to change, a person must be aware of the habit and make an effort to stop. Unfortunately, we dont see this happening anytime soon. Sorry. Dear Annie: I would like to add my comments to the letter from Saddest Man in the World, whose wife died suddenly while on vacation. He said people often say they know how he feels because they are divorced. I would first like to extend my condolences to him. I, too, recently lost my husband very suddenly. He was 49. The comments I hear all the time are, I know how you feel. I lost my mom/dad/dog/etc. While I understand that people mean well, please do not tell me how you feel unless you planned to spend the rest of your life with your mom or dad. You do not go to bed with them every night, get up with them every morning, become intimate and prepare for a future together. I, too, have lost both my parents, and while each of their deaths was difficult, my husbands is so much different. To those who say they know how I feel, I truly hope you never do. Thinking of You in N.D.Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmail box@comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at 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. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. EGWIH YEPPP BLNIEB LALDAB 1 Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jumble Answer here: GOOSE GOURD SAFARI INLAND Saturdays Jumbles: Answer: The TVseries about the pirates had GOODRAIDINGS

PAGE 18

B8 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMICS Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:05 p.m. No passes. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m. No passes. New Years Eve (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 ., 7:15 p.m., 10:10 p.m. The Sitter (R) ID required. 1:30 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10 p.m. Hugo (PG) 3:50 p.m. Hugo (PG) In Real 3D. 12:45 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:55 p.m. No passes. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:10 p.m. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 12:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m. 5:05 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m. No passes. The Sitter (R) ID required. 12:30 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:25 p.m. New Years Eve (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:05 p.m. Hugo (PG) In Real 3D. 12:55 p.m., 3:45 p.m. No passes. Arthur Christmas (PG) 12:25 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 9:55 p.m. Arthur Christmas (PG) In Real 3D. 2:45 p.m., 7:35 p.m. No passes. The Muppets (PG) 12:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:45 p.m. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Puss in Boots (PG) In Real 3D. 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. No passes. 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 WOLGMVS LDR NWZS W 50-50 ENWOES DT USGGMOU HDVSGNMOU YMUNG, GNSYSH W 90% XYDPWPMCMGL LDRCC USG MG FYDOU. WOAL YDDOSLPrevious Solution: It doesnt seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that Im as bald as a billiard ball! James Taylor (c) 2011 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-19 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

PAGE 19

M ONDAY D ECEMBER 19, 2011 B9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time! TO ADVERTISE CALL:352-563-5966 OR PLACE YOUR AD ONLINE ATwww.chronicleonline.comCONNECTING THE RIGHT BUYERS WITH YOUR MESSAGE BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. CLOSED SATURDAY/SUNDAY WE GLADLY ACCEPTPublication Days/Deadlines Chronicle / Daily.......................................1 PM, Daily Homefront / Sunday.................................3 PM, Friday Chronicle / Sunday...................................4 PM, Friday Chronicle / Monday......... .........................4 PM, Friday Sumter County Times / Thursday... ............11 AM, T uesday Riverland News / Thursday .......................2 PM, Monday South Marion Citizen / Friday....................4 PM, Tuesday West Marion Messenger / Wednesday.......4 PM, Friday 0008KWF 0009OI9 YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space 352-564-2940 0 0 0 A 0 Y J 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. Email: mgaouette@chronicleonline.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 ARE YOU A BUSINESS-MINDED ENTREPRENEUR? 0009OHQ 000A173 Able to work early morning hours before 6am Must be 18 years old Florida drivers license and insurance If interested come to the Meadowcrest Plant between 1 and 2 am, drive around to the back and ask for a district manager. 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River IT REALLY PAYS TO WORK FOR THE R O U T E S R O U T E S ROUTES A V A I L A B L E A V A I L A B L E AVAILABLE Great Part-time job for EXTRA CASH! N O W ! N O W ! NOW!! General Help $300 is a bad day! Fortune 500 Company. Security equip. dist. Several positions avail. -entry-level to mgmt. Great pay / full benefits. We train. Advancement oppys. Co. trans. avail. H.S. Diploma or GED reqd. No Felonies. 352-597-2227 Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877) 359-1690 Employment Info AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing Available. Call Aviation Institute Of Maintenance. (866)314-3769 Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfreenow.com 352-422-7887 Trades/ Skills Class B Route Driver Apply in Person: NDI 3403 NE 37th Place Wildwood, Florida DRIVER Build your own Hometime! Daily Pay! New Trucks! Local Orientation, 31 service centers. Van and Refri gerated. CDL -AA, 3 months recent experience required. 800-414-9569 www. drive.meltontruck DRIVER Run 5 States Regional! Get Home Weekends, Earn up to 39 cent/Mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. reqd SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC 800-572-5489 ext 227 Need 13 Good Drivers Top 5% Pay & 401K, 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp. Call (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com General Help SINGLE COPY ROUTES AVAILABLE.This is a great opportunity to own your own business. Unlimited potential for the right person to manage a route of newspaper racks and stores. Must have two vehicles and be able to work early morning hours. Email: emorales@chronicle online.com or come to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application Trades/ Skills Night Packaging Supervisor Crystal River, Florida Citrus Publishing Inc. has an opening for the position of Night Shift Packaging Supervisor to manage all aspects of the packaging department on the night shift. The position is responsible for deadline compliance, quality assurance, safety, training and time management. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum two years supervisory experience in the printing industry. Minimum five years experience working in print publishing. Must possess effective written and verbal communication. Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment. Good organizational, interpersonal skills. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Lifting up to 45 lbs from a level of 0 inches to a level of 48 inches Standing or sitting for up to eight hours per day Walking up to eight hours per day on a variety of surfaces Twisting, kneeling and bending movements are required Finger dexterity and wrist movement are required ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Position is routinely exposed to loud noises ink and paper dust Position is routinely exposed to chemicals such as cleaning solvents, ink and other press chemistry. To apply, contact: Human Resources E-mail: marnold@ chronicleonline.com Mail: Citrus Publishing 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd Crystal River, FL 34429 Phone:(352) 564-2910 Professional Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 2 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. Pick up an application at 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461 Drug Free Workplace / EEO Restaurant/ Lounge EXPERIENCED FAST LINE COOK6 NIGHTS, Inglis Area Some Italian cuisine, Call Btw. 10AM-6PM 352-212-1607 for appt Sales Help Accepting applications for Multimedia Designer.Design online advertising and web pages. Develop successful online and print advertising campaigns for all aspects of print and interactive advertising. Qualifications BS in graphic design, and art related field and/or computer science (or equivalent) At least two years in Internet development, with extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS Programming and domain management Apple products working environment, Apple products experience a plus Proficient in a wide range of tools such as Photo Shop, Flash, Illustrator, Quark Express, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Go Live Must be able to interact with customers professionally and efficiently 1 to 4 years in web design, online product development from initial concept to completion.Send Resume and Cover Letter to: marnold@ chronicleonline.com EOE, drug screen required for final applicant. Trades/ Skills A/C SERVICE & INSTALL TECHEPA Cert., Valid DL, Exp. only., Call Bob 352-628-5700 or email resume bl@newair.biz Captain 25Ton & up only Manatee tours, Must in water guide Apply River Ventures at 498 SE Kings Bay Drive, CR 7:30AM-12:30PM Medical #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NOW HIRING RNs All Units, with Hospital Experience Apply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 SCRIBE/MA P/T position for Medical office, must have knowledge of medical terminology and be computer literate. Knowledge of EMR is a plus. Send Resume to Citrus Co. Chronicle Blind Box 1747 P 106 W. Main St. Inverness Fl 34450 Professional Circulation Sales and Community Promotions Manager The Circulation Sales and Community Promotions Manager is responsible for the marketing, promotion and sales functions of the department as reflected in the goals of the department and company. The Chronicle is a seven-day morning newspaper with 28,000 daily and 32,000 Sunday subscribers. The newspaper market is located on the Gulf of Mexico 70 miles north of Tampa Bay. Essential Functions: Create and implement strong sales strategies to grow circulation revenue Represent the company in public events, meetings and other functions Provide input and aide with implementing the annual marketing plan Maintain extraordinary levels of internal and external customer service Community involvement and leadership essential Minimum Qualifications: Proven sales and management effectiveness Articulate in representing the company before large and small groups Highly organized and great attention to detail is necessary Strong analytical skills and expertise with applicable computer software, such as Excel and Word Excellent interpersonal skills Superior coaching skills Ability to produce sales results Familiarity with database management This is a full time exempt position. Position requires some weekend and Holiday duties.EOE Fax resumes to: (352) 564-2935 or email to: marnold@chronicle online.com. COMMERCIAL APPRAISER Obtain an application at www.citruspa.org. Click the employment tab for info. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Announcements AT&T U-Verse for just $29.99/mo! SAVE when you bundle Internet+ Phone + TV and get $300 BACK! (Select Plans) Limited Time Call NOW! 877-265-1754 SAVE $$$ on Advertising! Run your classified ad in over 100 Florida newspapers reaching over 4 MILLION readers for $475-that is less that $4 per newspaper. Call this newspaper or (866)742-1373 or visit: www.florida -classifieds.com Seafood FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Situations Wanted CNA, seeking in home position, female w/ refs. Inverness area desired 352-201-2120 Domestic Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Good Things to Eat FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVE Located 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from Hwy. 41 Inverness Gift shipping MUSTARD & COLLARD GREENS, CLOSED SUN 9A-5P, 352-726-6378 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Lost Deer Chihuahua male, maybe 10 pounds, last seen 12/15/11 Citrus Springs Community 352-219-2056 Grey & White Male nuet.17 pound, micro chip, missing from 1861 S. Whitehurst Av Homosassa 12/8/11 (352) 503-7211 MANs gold wedding band belong to my deceased Dad Lost in Crystal River Bealls parking lot 12/15/11 REWARD (352) 795-4970 REWARD $1000. No Questions ask. Min Pin Female 10 lbs name Zoey, Needs meds. last seen Sun 8/7 Holiday Dr off Turkey Oak Crystal River (352) 257-9546 352-400-1519 Found Found Dog Citrus Springs area Near Hampshire & Bedstrow Call (352) 586-7349 Found IPod By Cooter Pond Call to Identify (352) 586-2582 Free Services $$ TOP DOLLAR $$Paid for Junk Vehicles,J.W. 352-228-9645 $$ CASH PAID $$for junk vehicles. 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Free Offers 5 month Old Bird Dog/Pit Mix Female, all shots, wormed To Good Home (352) 794-6312 CHRISTMAS KITTENS 8 wks all colors long & short hair (352) 234-5610 Female cat, black and white female,spayed, microchipped, all shots are up to date aprox 1 year old.She was a stray that I found and needs a home. Please call 352-229-5578 Free Beagle/sheppard puppies. Born June 3, 1 male and 1 female. Current shots. friendly. (352) 637-3700 Free Calahulah mix to good home, good farm dogs, serious inquiries only, call 352-794-7385 or 352-212-7186 FREE couch & lr chairs, some wear 352-364-1771 Free to good home large mixed breed dog needs new k9 pal and large yard 352-364-1771 Free Turtle!! Red eared slider about 5 years old Please call 352-533-7324 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 OSCAR Needs a good country home. Brown tiger Cat 1-2 yrs. old, neutered. Indoor/outdoor Cat Cell (352) 564-7051 Chronicle Connection A secure white widow would like to meet a country gentleman. 70-85 years old for companionship. (352) 344-0002 Todays New Ads CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 Recently Built, W/D, incl. lawn serv., $750 mo. 1st & sec. (352) 489-6377 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips 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

PAGE 20

B10 M ONDAY D ECEMBER 19, 2011 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE Installations by Brian CBC1253853 000A3U2 352-628-7519 www.advancedaluminumofcitrus.com 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2010 Advanced Aluminum ALUMINUM FREE Permit And Engineering Fees Up to $200 value Siding Soffit Fascia Skirting Roofovers Carports Screen Rooms Decks Windows Doors Additions 0009MDY (352) 628-5079 FREE ESTIMATES Family Owned And Operated In Citrus County For 25 Years... GAF Master Elite Contractor CCC025464 QB0002180 NEW ROOFS ~ RE-ROOFS ~ REPAIRS 780661 ROOFING Were Here To Stay! $100 OFF ANY RE-ROOF 20 20 10 10 20 20 10 10 One coupon per household. BATH REMODELING BATHFITTER 0009Z8X 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 000A0TC 3835 S. Pittsburgh Ave., Homosassa, FL 352-628-9760 C O A S T L I N E C O A S T L I N E COASTLINE S U P P L Y S U P P L Y SUPPLY CABINETRY 1 Day Cabinets Remodeling Supplies Refacing Supplies Hinges Laminates Woods Glues Saw Sharpening Cabinet Supplies & Hardware 000A4HD 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 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. 000A34Z Copes Pool & Pavers COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC 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. Tree Service A TREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est.(352)860-1452 DAVIDS TREE SERVICE (352) 302-5641 DOUBLE J STUMP GRINDING, Mowing, Hauling, Cleanup, Mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 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! Pressure Cleaning 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 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 Services 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. Lawnmower Repair AT YOUR HOMEMower, Parts Service & Repair Visit our store@ 1332 SE Hwy 19 352-220-4244 Massage Therapy TREAT YOURSELF THIS MONTH w/realxing massage at home Holiday Specials Avail this month only! MA58438 (352) 897-4670 Moving/ Hauling A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, lawn maint. furn. & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 HAULING FRE E ESTIMATESscrap metals, haul for FREE(352) 344-9273, Painting Chris Satchell Painting & Wallcovering. 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 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 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Plumbing Tim Herndon Plumbing$10. off w/this ad 10 yrs serving Citrus Co lic/insCFC1428395 (352) 201-8237 Kitchen & Bath The Tile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Landclearing/ Bushhogging #1 BOBCAT FOR HIRE Light land clearing, site work, grading, hauling. NO JOB TOO SMALL!!! Lic. & Ins. 352-400-0528 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 Lawn Care CLEAN UP, Hedge Trim, haul, press wash, 20 yrs experience (352) 220-6761 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 Handyman A HANDYMAN If Its Broke, Jerry Can Fix It. Housecleaning also.352-201-0116 Lic. 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 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, oddjobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 Home/Office Cleaning MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125Have Vacum Will Travel Home Services HOLIDAY CLEANING call Citrus Cleaning Team or call for our Handyman 352527-2279 /302-3348 Instruction Looking For a Pro Guitar Instructor?10 yrs teaching exp. all ages & skill levels for info. 352-620-5310 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 Premium Seasoned split Firewood $75 Per Stack (4x8) Free Delivery (352) 527-8352 Gutters ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 ALUMINUM STRUCTURES 5 & 6 Seamless Gutters Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. (352) 563-2977 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 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 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 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 Care For the Elderly Loving Adult Care Home (SL 6906450) Alzheimer/Dementia No problem Nursing homes do not need to be your only alternative 352-503-7052 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 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/593-8806 Aluminum ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 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 Blinds Vertical Blind Factory We custom make all types. Best prices anywhere! Hwy 44 & CR 491. (352) 746-1998 Boats PHILS MOBILE MARINE Repairs & Consigment 30 yrs Cert. Best Prices & Guar 352-220-9435 Cabinetry Carpenter Wants Any Work 212-9092 0009OI7 YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space 352-564-2940 Baby Items BOUNCER HUG ME BEAR $15 BOUNCER DELUXE SAFARI MUSICAL $25 352-777-1256 CAR SEAT WINNIE P $35 DELUXE JUMPEROO $35 MOBILE CRIB $15 WALKER ANIMAL $10 352-777-1256 JOGGING STROLLER InStep Jogging Stroller; Fixed Wheel;$50 mikeanddonib@hotmail.com SWING MUSICAL $ 45 GYM ACTIVITY $15 CAR SEAT FOR INFANT $35 EXCELLENT Cond 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 Sporting Goods WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers EZ PULL TRAILERS,Utility & Enclosed BUY, SELL, TRADE Custom Built, Parts, Tires, Whls, Repairs, Trailer Hitches 16 Car Trailer, Reg. $1765 CASH $1695. Stehl Tow Dollies $895 ( limited supply) w/brks $1195 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 Utility Trailer5ft x 8ft $250 (352) 249-9160 Sporting Goods 357 MAG AMMO Brand new FMJ, one box $26, 860-2475 CLUB CAR $1,500 352-344-8516 COLD STEEL POCKET BUSHMAN Knife New in box, never used. $30 860-2475 Colt PythonRevolver. 6 barrel, blue finish w/case, like new $1000 (352) 489-4172 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 EZ GO GOLF CART with battery charger, $600.00. 352-601-0952 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 GOLF CLUBS Ping 1-3 Irons, RH -$200 Taylor Made Racs Irons RH $100. All with senior grafite shafts, excel. cond (352) 795-5918 H&R Pardner 12 GA home defense pump shot gun, 870 clone, 18.5 bar. drilled & tapped,new in box $240 .(352) 637-0844 PROLINE CUSTOM SLATE Pool Table solid oak, leather pockets, novelty coin operated, asking $600 (352) 726-5590 lve mess S&W 40 cal. / 2 clips, great cond. $375 (352) 212-5523 Medical Equipment Lift Chair Recliner Golden top of the line never used cost new $1400 sell $650. (352) 382-3881 MANUAL WHEELCHAIR with footrests and leg extentions only 100.00 352 637 5171 Rascal 3 Wheel Scooter,power seat, new batteries, never used, $350. (352) 341-4949 Twin Size Extra Long Adjustable Bed $2,000 + Value Like New Asking $500 obo (352) 637-1337 Musical Instruments GREAT CHRISTMAS Complete Drum, gentley used $150 or trade (352) 212-3517 YAMAHA Digital Piano Keyboard DGX520 Like new, portable 88 key, include stand, bench, pedal, USB, manual/DVD $400.00 352-726-9797 YAMAHA PORTAHONE PSR 550 KEYBOARD $200 (352) 503-6776 Household ARABIAN CANDLE LANTERN Gift item /NEW 44.00;asking 10.00 Linda 341-4449 FIRE AND WATER FOUNTAIN Gift item/NEW 29.95:asking 10.00 linda 341-4449 TWIN MATTRESS SET Like new condition. $100 (352)613-3727. Leave msg. Fitness Equipment Bow Flex Xtreme2SE $1,000 OBO (352) 621-0570 EXERCISE BIKE upright style works the arms also tells the distance time and calories 75.00 352 637 5171 Malibu Pilates Chair new, no box, all DVDs chart & manuel included $150. (352) 746-6998 MANUAL TREADMILL also works the arms for a total workout get fit for the new year only 75.00 call352 637 5171 TREADMILL Pro form, cross walk 380 A-1 cond.speed & incline work outs $300 obo (352) 628-7983 Sporting Goods 16 COBRA GOLF CLUBS 1 complete set & 7 misc. $150. (352) 794-6203 18 M Kiteboard Package Like New $800 obo (352) 697-5316 AR15 parts kit to build a complete carbine with 2/30rd mags red dot site and adjustable stock $660. Assembly available. 352-344-9663 CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 General Alum Shed white 8x8, 3 y.o. $300 U haul. Coleman work bench & storage unit new $1000 sell $300 (352) 527-0671 AREA RUG slight damage, $25, printed pattern, size 5x7 (352)465-1616, ayeshacr08@gmail.com CANON EOS, zoom camera w/ bag, used once $100 (352) 628-3570 Chain Saw, $50. Safety first child bike carrier, goes behind bicycle, $25. (352) 628-7688 CLARITY AMPLIFYING PHONE Walker 300 phone-large lighted numbers-$40-excellent 352 382 0220 Close Cell Foam Rubber used for gymnastics, wrestling, etc. (828) 557-1724 CONTEMPORARY CANDLE LANTERN Gift item/NEW 29.95;asking 10.00 Linda 341-4449 COPPER/AMBER CANDLE LANTERN Gift item/NEW 34.95;asking 10.00 Linda 341-4449 COPPER/SILVER CABINET DOOR HANDLES (24) 5 1/2 w, 3 bet screws, l ike new, $20 352-249-7017 FISHER PRICE POWER WHEELS KAWASAKI KFX twist grip throttle, 2 driving speeds, 12-volt battery & charger Used 2 weeks like new $160 obo 352.270.3258 Kenmore Hepa Filter Bagless upright vaccum w/attachments, like new $80.00 (352) 382-3666 MICKY GARDENING FIGURINE Gift item /NEW 34.05;ASKING 10.00 Linda 341-4449 NEW PYREX GLASS BEAKERS 20 total 1000ml down to 50ml new in the box reduced 80.00 352 637 5171 PONYTAIL Palm, 8 tall in 18 dia clay pot on wheels, exc.cond. Great for office.$150 obo (352) 794-3980. Pressure Cleaner 4,000 PSI, Honda engine 2 hoses, guns & tips $400. obo (352) 746-3228 RIBBON 1/4 curli ng, 1500 yds gold, 1,000 yds blue, 500 yds white, $15 for all. 352-249-7017 RYOBI SANDER compact finish sander.$30.00 352-628-9257 SHARPER IMAGE SUPERWAVE MICRO OVEN,NEW $65 352-344-3472 STATE QUARTER SET Boxed Proof Set $45.00 352-795-9819 Upscale Leisure Bay Oak pool table,slate top, leather pockets, like new, matching oak chairs & deluxe wall rack, all accessories inc $1500 obo 228-0400 Medical Equipment ALUMINUM WALKER & BEDSIDE COMMODE clean & sterilized 20.00 each 352 637 5171 Furniture Large outdoor glass top table w/ 4 chairs, $175 2 Dark wood end tables $50 (352) 270-8650 Lt. Blue sectional couch with 2 recliners.Good Condition. First $100 Takes it. 352 344 1637 Navy Leather Recliner $150 2 Brown Lamps $30. (352) 270-8650 Oak Bunk Bed w/mattress and linens $150. (352) 503-6776 Parson Chairs (4) white fabric, nice, for dining room or Kitchen $60 (352) 382-2449 PAULS FURNITURE Now open Tues-Sat. 352-628-2306 paulsfurnitureonline.com Preowned Mattress Sets from Twin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 RACK TOWER CD/DVD MEDIA $35 LAMP APPLE CANDLE $20 DESK CHAIR BLACK $15 352-777-1256 Real Cherry wood Computer work station 5 L x 5.5 H, lovely $900 Pine Ridge 352-220-0480 ROCKER RECLINER Clean used rocker recliner-$75.00 352-257-5722 Round table converts to 8 place poker table w/chips $55. (352) 489-6068 TOP CRYSTAL SMALL FOR DINNING TABLE $25 SET ANGEL GOLD WALL DECOR VICTORIAN $ 25 352-777-1256 Garden/Lawn Supplies EDGER/TRIMMER Sears Craftsman 4.0 HP. $50 352-228-9030 in Homosassa HUSQUVARNA LAWN TRACTOR 25hp hydro-static dr. 48 mower, 48 landscape box. $1500 352-601-2480 Clothing BEAUTIFUL DRESS ,SILVER,BURGUNDY, CHAMP 352-777-1256 GOOD PRICES JEANS WOMENS 24W Gloria Vanderbilt & Izod Stretch, New with tags $7.00 each (352)634-2737 WOMENS CAPRIS 2X Denim & 30/32 Stretch. 24 WP Brown Polyester Pants New $1.00 each (352) 634-2737 WOMENS SHOES Keds 8 slip-ons. Danskin 8W, Nike 8. Cobbie Cuddlers, Thom McAn 7.5W $1.00 each (352) 634-2737 General 2 MATCHING BICYCLES red for xmas 24 inch several speeds great condition 100.00 for both firm 352 637 5171 7 ft Oak Pool table, slate top, $425 elypitical 750 exercise machine, nearly New $325. (352) 270-8650 18 Round above ground Pool, pump, filter 2 vacuums, large steps & chemicals. You take down $1000 OBO (352) 212-4522 Tools RYOBI 8 1/2 SLIDING CPD. MITRE SAW $100.00 352 621-3856 SHOPSMITH CLONE 5 tools in 1 table saw, lathe, drill press, sander,$900. 12 Planner $250. (352) 628-4265 TVs/Stereos Panasonic Plasma TV 58, 1 yr old, like new, comes w/ wall bracket $800 obo(352) 344-4384 SONY 13 INCH T.V. W/REMOTE GREAT FOR KITCHEN OR KIDS ROOM $20.00 352-726-0686 SONY TRINITRON 35 #KV35S42. Beautiful picture, outstanding reviews, works fine, includes base. $100 firm. 810-441-4192 TV TOSHIBA 27 color TV excellent condition and picture. Cinema series $50.00 352-464-5429 Computers/ Video DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 GAME, NINTENDO DS Call of Duty World at War $15.00 352-628-4210 HARDLY USED WII & Sports & Play, Wii Fit Plus, Balance Board etc mikeanddonib@hotmail.com HEWLETT PACKARD PHOTOSMART 1,000 Photo printer for computer. $10.00 352-344-3472 Furniture (2 sets) of Twin, Mattressess, Boxsprings & Frames, $100. (352) 794-7436 3-piece sectional & matching chair. Includes sofa, corner wedge, love seat & chair. Made by American Furniture. Exc. cond. Purchased new two years ago for $1450. Sell for $795 obo. Will email photos. Great family Christmas gift! 352-746-1644. Antique Buffet dark wood $75.00 352-628-9257 BEDROOM SET: Bedroom Set 5 piece off-white $100 Call:628-4271 Black Wrought Day Bed w/ mattress $200 Never used Dark wood computer desk with chair, Never used $100 (352) 270-8650 COMFORTS OF HOME USED FURNITURE www. comfortsofhomeused furniture.com, 795-0121 CROWN FOR BED DECOR ACCENT VICTORIAN STYLE BEAUTIFUL GOLD AND BLACK $50 352-777-1256 KING SIZE BED SET 2 king size bed sets.$75 ea...moving 352-364-1771 Listen up owner will sacrifice these 2 items before ChristmasRecliner purchased from Ashely Furn $399 like new asking $139. Attractive Curio Hutch was $150 NOW $69. Lecanto 352-212-6191 Collectibles Lionel Disneyalnd Train SetNew 35 year Anniversary $300 takes it!! 249-4420/ 476-8352 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 Dishwasher Kenmore 2 yrs old, white pd $500., sell $150. (352) 249-4460 Electric Range, like new, self cleaning $250(352) 794-3672 GE chest freezer. works great! $80 obo 352 464 0641 GE WALL OVEN MICROWAVE COMBO Profile model in bisque. Like new condition. $400 352 621 1941 Kenmore Deluxe Glasstop Range 6 burners, lots of features, front knobs, $1,250 New, asking $300. call for Details(352) 637-6310 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 Each. Dependable, like new, excellent condition, can deliver. 352 263-7398 Office Furniture CHAISE BURGUNDY STYLE VICTORIAN EXCELLENT CONDITION $70 352-777-1256 Tools AMT SCROLL 16 SCROLL SAW $40. 352 621-3856 CRAFTSMAN 4 BELT, 6 DISC SANDER COMBO On stand. $75. 352 621-3856 Ryobi 14amps COMPOUND Miter Saw with lazer & bag, 2 months old, new in box $175 (352) 795-7513 RYOBI 6 1/8 JOINTER ON STAND Extra blades. $50. 352 621-3856 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) ALLIED HEALTHCareer training -Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.Centura Online.com EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5165 www.CenturaOnline .com NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 Week Courses! PHYSICAL REHAB TECH $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. 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 Hill727-848-8415 352-263-2744 Miscellaneous Financial $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!! $$$As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 48/hours? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com Collectibles LIGHTED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 9 bldgs, houses, church, lighthouse, more, plus acces. $100 all. 352-422-1309

PAGE 21

M ONDAY D ECEMBER 19, 2011 B11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 432-1219 MCRNHale, Marvel E. 2011-CP-858 Notice to Cred. (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-858 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARVEL E. HALE A/K/A MARVEL ELAINE HALE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Marvel E. Hale a/k/a Marvel Elaine Hale, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-858, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was July 17, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $19,500.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Beverly E. Carr 3902 Presidential Way, Highland, MI 48356 Deborah J. Williams 5889 Donaldson, Troy, MI 48085 Loretta D. ORear 2233 Stoney Bluff, Milford, MI 48381 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2011. Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Beverly E. Carr 3902 Presidential Way, Highland, MI 48356 /s/ Deborah J. Williams 5889 Donaldson, Troy, MI 48085 /s/ Loretta D. ORear 2233 Stoney Bluff, Milford, MI 48381 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: /s/ John A. Nelson, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0727032 Slaymaker and Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, FL 34453 Telephone: (352) 726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: john@slaymakerlaw.com December 12 and 19, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 0 0 0 9 O H U Sport/Utility Vehicles 07 LIBERTY 29K mi 4X2 new tires needs window regulator fixed $11K email ssgt.williams@yahoo.com Vans CHEVY VENTURE 7 pass. all the bells & whistles $5500 obo (352) 527-8247 Dodge97 Caravan, 178 K miles good cond. kept with regular maint $1500 ( 352) 795-9023 Motorcycles 2005 HD UltraClassic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $15000 OBO 352-563-6327or 860-3481 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 Harley Davidson Trike 09, HOT DEAL M ake your Honey Happy for Christmas like new 3K mis. garage kept only $25K 813-917-1632 (352) 628-6224 HONDA 1999 600 Shadow, black, deluxe 23,800 mi. $2,500 (352) 726-8005 HONDA SCOOTER80 CC, Great Shape $400. (352) 341-0336 Cell (352) 586-8946 Just Scooters -Sales & Service.We work on Chinese scooters! 352-201-7451 KAWASKI 2011Vulcan 900 LP low miles, many extras 50 mpg $7,499. obo over 1000s in options (352) 697-2760 Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-00472009 Yamaha Vstar 650 EXTRA CLEAN $4,200 352-330-0047 1990 HARLEY TOUR GLIDECHEAP $5,995.00 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE TRIKE LOW MILES $19,995.00 WWW.LUCKYUCYCLES. COM 2003 HONDA SHADOW VT1100 LOADED, WE FINANCE $3,995.00 2010 HARLEY ULTRA CLASSIC EXTRA CLEAN, ABS $17,995.00 SUZUKI Boulevard C-50T, 1 owner, only 4K mi., $5,000 (352) 484-9853 WANTED TO BUY Suzuki VL 1500 or C90 PLEASE CALL (352) 222-5905 Cars CHEV. MonteCarlo1999, brilliant black, runs & looks great, Asking $1,950 352-637-2588 or 845-701-6370 CHEVY IMPALA2007, V-6, loaded, mint cond., grey mist, 55K $13,500 obo (352) 201-5428 FORD Explorer 4 wheel drive, 151K mi., new tires, runs great. $4,000 firm (352) 382-4377 LINCOLN Signature Town Car silver w/ leather interior, new Michelin tires, new battery, excel. cond. 95K mi. asking $9,750 352-527-3276, 697-2274 MERCURY1988 Grand Marquis Low milage, good condition, $1,000 352-621-3135 NISSAN Altima 6800 k miles, loaded, smells new. Warranty until 2014. Health forces sale $18,950 (352) 513-4257 TOYOTA 05Camry XLE, 63K miles excellent condition new tires $12,000 (352) 302-6313 TOYOTA, PRIUS Under 50K miles, pkge 5 leather seats $17,350 (352) 746-3663 VOLKSWAGON BUG 2000, rare car, custom wheels $7400 352-697-5677 Classic Vehicles 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 BIG SALEConsignment 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 CHEVROLET 1996 Silverado $4,500 (352) 637-7179 CHEVY 1988 Silverado suburban STRONG`$1100.00 firm 352-795-0898 DODGE 1998 Pickup 1500 excellent condition, recently detailed $1999. 352-426-1241 FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUY RVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Jayco Designer 95Series, 5th Whl. 38.10 3 slides, $1000 repairs from local buz $7500 (352) 628-1126 Spirit of America, 28 ft, Coachman, 4 new tires,2 new batts. lg. slide, sleeps 5, like new REDUCED! $11,400, 352-637-2735 WILDERNESS 27 ft. (fiberglass) 1 slide out, Q.bed deluxe upgrades, slps 6 Well Maintained $11,500 (352) 344-4087 Vehicles Wanted BIG SALE Consignment 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 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 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 JUNK CARS COMPLETE JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS PAYING FROM $200 AND UP !!!DEPENDING ON MAKE MODEL & YEAR. NO TITLE NEEDED. FREE TOWING. SAME DAY REMOVAL OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTE. WE PAY THE MOST (352)301-8888 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 Cars Chrysler 300M All factory options,Silver showroom cond,senior owned,66K ,$6300 obo (352) 382-0986 Crown Vic LXVery good cond,98k miles, $4999 352-726-2139 or 352-637-2258 Toyota MatrixXRS 4dr wagon,6 speed manual trans,6 disc, 34 mpg,PW, PD,P Sun roof, Extra clean, 130K,senior owned, $5800 860-1106 BIG SALE Consignment 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 Waterfront Homes Thank You To All Our Loyal Clients Happy Holidays Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 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 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 Boat Accessories EVINRUDE 120HP1988 oil injected, power tilt, strong motor, runs great, must see! $1000 (352) 795-4240 NEW PONTOON FURNITURE, made by Wise all composite( No wood) FAR BELOW WHOLESALE, Limited quantity,M-F 9-5 (352) 527-3555 Boats 207 Seahunt 2007 model, w/T top, hydraulic steering, full cushion set, tandem alum trailer. NO MOTOR $12950 352-527-3555 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 Proline 17 ft 4 stroke 90 HP Suzuki, very low hours, ready to fish trailer & more $13,500 352-795-3894 12 Achilles25hp Yamaha on trailer in garage $4100 352-697-5677 14 ALUM CRAFT OB 15HP HONDA, Many Extras $2800 (352) 503-6776 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 KAYAK PUNGO140 w/cock cover & console $550 (352) 503-6776 LOWE 1982 Lowe 18 aluminum flats boat w/ trailer $950.00 212-5716 PROLINE 21 Cuddy, full transom, w/brack, 150 HP Yam., Bimini, VHF, porta pot, dep. finder, trailer $5,900. (352) 382-3298 SEA PRO 17CC w/ 75hp Mariner PF trailer $6500 OBO (352) 465-1074 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 I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 WINNEBEGO 2001 Chieftain 35U, garaged, non smoker no pets, 2 slides, Cen. Heat Pump, exc. cond. 76K mi., $38,900 (352) 208-8292 Campers/ Travel Trailers 2011 Grand Junction 5 wheel, 39 ft, 4 slides, w/Bumper to bumper for 16 years, too many extras to list! $47,000 (603) 991-8046 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 ARDON 5th Wheel Camper 24 Inside needs work decent shape $600.firm lve mess ( 352) 628-2483 FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 Inverness Homes 117 S Lunar Terrace 2 bedroom. 2 bath. Enclosed FR, Garage & Carport,Large Yard. UPDATED MUST SEE $74.900 mavery3@ tampabay.rr.com or 352-344-9290 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. To viewwww.InvernessPool Home. FSBOnetusa.com 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 Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spac3/2/2 lrg oak trees. Rent $700/mo or buy$125K neg 908-322-6529 Homosassa Homes Ready to Move In 4/2/1, scr ingound pool sitting on 2 lots fenced,, close to town, nice area $135K (352) 628-9483 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. Citrus County Homes Thinking of Buying? Save Thousands Free list foreclosures & short sales... Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. DEB INFANTINEMERRY CHRISTMAS and THANK YOU!! To all my Customers & Co-workers who make my business a SUCCESS! Real Estate!... its what I do.ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 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 Waterfront Homes 2/2, Garage, heated pool/spa, 8500 Gospel Isl. Road, Inverness $125,000 Owner financing, email for photo, trader@tampabay.rr. com (727) 415-7728 Crystal River/Ozello REDUCED! 2+/2/2 open floor plan, Hardwood floors, www.waterfrontozello.co m or 352-563-5527 Homosassa Awesome location! Quick access to gulf, deep canal minutes to springs, 2/2 hted pool/ spa $154,500 (863) 698-0020 Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rentals to Share INVERNESS Phone, pool incl. $110 wk. (352) 419-2480 Rent or Sale CITRUS SPRINGS Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom Built Pool Home on acre 2700 sf. MOVE SPECIAL $699. 352-489-3997 LECANTO RENT TO BUY! 3BD 2.5 BA. Lrg Garage on 1 acre (mol) (352) 344-9436 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. 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 Beverly Hills Homes 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath includes, priv. suit, fenced yrd. new roof, dble carport, $57, 700 (352) 464-0641 (239) 298-0076 2br/2ba/2car. 14 New Florida Av New roof, baths, appliances, paint, flooring, Newer A/C $65,900. 352-527-1239 Citrus Hills Homes REDUCED TO $139,000 2BR/2BA house with heated pool & fireplace on 1 acre lot in Citrus Hills. Exc. cond. Owner finance with D/P + approved credit. Call 304-673-0110 or 304-673-5550. Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Apartments Unfurnished HOMOSASSA 1BR, refr. stove, W&D, util. Includ. $500. mo.+ sec, 352-628-6537 INVERNESS Close to hosp 1/1 $450 2/2 $575 352-422-2393 Royal Oaks /Inv2/2 Pool, tennis + facilities, H20, W/D+ appls incl. Scr. patio, 1st Fl. $625. (973) 222-1100 Apartments HERNANDO 2 bed 1 bath. Central heating/air. Includes water, parking & trash. 900 sq ft. 212-7429 Business Locations Office or Retail space Floral City excel price 352-341-3000 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO 1/1 Furnished $100/wk., $300 Sec., $400 moves in. 352-465-0871 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses BEVERLY HILLS2/1, 20 S. Osceola, $525. mo. 352-697-1907 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 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS1St Mo. FREE 1Bed w/fla rm. + bonus room $550/m (352) 422-7794 BEVERLY HILLS2/1/1 big garage, Lrg. Inground Pool, New Central Air& Carpet, Wash/Dryer,Fla Room $700/mo 954-294-0531 BEVERLY HILLS2/2/1+FR, $645; 2/1/1, +FR $550. 795-1722 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 BEDROOM. 1-1/2 BATH. 595.00 A MONTH AVAILABLE JAN,1st 2012 352-586-4480 9AM-5PM CITRUS SPRINGS 3/1, + Carport (352) 489-0117 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 Recently Built, W/D, incl. lawn serv., $750 mo. 1st & sec. (352) 489-6377 CITRUS SPRINGS Newer 3/2/1 Lg Mast suite $695 352-697-3133 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/1 + Family Room $650 + dep 464-2716 DUNNELLON $499. Rainbow Lakes Est. Rent or Rent to Own2/1, Darling Ginger Bread House Redecorated inside/out Welcome Special $499.352-527-0493 DUNNELLON 3/2/1 RENT TO OWNOwner help w/ finan. Close to downtown & Rainbow River, off street parking, fencd yd., priv. entrance RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm FLORAL CITY 3/1/1 Lrg. eat in Kit. TV rm. w/ built in wall unit, lrg. fenced in rear yd., easy distance to all floral city ammenities, not your normal rental house, $650. inclds basic water, lawn mowing (352) 560-3879 HERNANDO 3/2/1,lg scr porch fencd yd. Pets. OK (352) 201-1675 HERNANDO Lg. 2/1 block, on water Apachee Shores w/Mother N-Law Suite Estate Sale! Must Sell! $90K (229) 246-8008 INVERNESS $950 3/2/2 paddock, 2+acres corral fenced 1st&last Kelly@613 0916 INVERNESS 2/1 Caged Pool Fl. Rm. 1 mi. from Wal -Mart $850(352) 344-1411 INVERNESS 3/2, fireplace home, 7 Lakes, on pond, lrg. lot, 2600+ sq.ft. Application required. $800 Chris, (352) 637-9588 INVERNESS 3/2/2 Pool Home $775. 2/1+Carport $545. (352) 228-1542 INVERNESS 3/2 clean, spacious close to hosp., $650 mo. 1st & sec. leave mess (561) 313-5308 or (352) 270-3859 INVERNESS Highlands, 2/1/1 scr porch fenced yd $600 mo.1st & Sec (352) 344-2560 SUGARMILL WOODS New Deluxe Villa 2/2/2 (352) 382-1132 Waterfront Rentals Crystal River 2/2 1/2 LR/DR Lrg rec room, w/FP, seawall/ dock$900 352-267-4271 CRYSTAL RIVER3/1.5, dock /deep water/ upscale area very clean, no smoking, $950 Neg. 352-795-0102 Mobile Homes For Sale 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 Waterfront Mobile For Sale Floral City On canal 2/2 dbl lot,lg LR, lg scr rm, 2 decks, shed wkshop w/elec, W/D hkups, roofover,Clean, seawall, appls. Cash offers only. Reduced $39,500 OBO 904-887-8940 Mobile Homes and Land Crystal River 2/2 S/W: 16X80. $38,500 No agents, No financin acre lot. Unfurn. 352-794-3362/345-9108 Green Acres Is The Place To Be3/2 ON ACRE New carpet throughout, new appliances. Nice Home $2,200 down P& I only $369.84/mo. W.A.C.Call to View 352-621-9182 HOLDER 3/2, fenced yard $450/mo 10% down Owner Financ Avail (352) 302-9217 INVERNESS 2/2 SW, 2 nice big additions / AC fenced, near lake, part furn. $37k 352-341-1569 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 352-627-9181 Mobile Homes In Park Furnished 14 x 50 w/ added enclosure, vinyl & scrn. rm., SS appls New Washer/Dryer, workshop w/ power Remodeled inside/out $11,500 (352) 418-5926 INVERENESS 55 + Comm. 14X54 MH, 2/1 55 carport w/deck, front scr room w/storage shed, CHA part furn, W/D, Reduce to $6K, 352-344-1002 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 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 HILLSIDE APARTMENTS 11150 Rolling Hills Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 000A38R Move In Special (352) 489-1021 Security Deposit $250 This Institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Call Monday Through Friday 8:00am 5:00pm Recent Foreclosures Welcome HUD VOUCHERS WELCOME!! CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 House, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 Agent (352) 382-1000 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. 3BR $800 -$850., 352-563-9857 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 CITYFREE Use of boat ramp, fishing dock, canoe & Jon boat rentals. 1 BR unit avail. walk to river Trails End Camp, A Friendly Place to Live 352-726-3699 INGLIS VILLAS 33 Tronu DriveInglis, Florida 34449 352-447-0106 Mon., Wed., Fri. 8a-5p Ask About Our SPECIALS RENTAL ASSISTANT AVAILABLE Foreclosures WelcomeThis institution is an equal opportunity Provider & Employer Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $25.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 PVC Porch Furniture in very good condition and reasonable (304) 661-9811 TASHAS TOWING We buy Junk and Unwanted cars. 352-426-4267 THREE WHEEL BICYCLE in very good condition & reasonable. (304) 661-9811 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 WANTED Gold or Silver Coins, scrap jewelry, Old knifes & Guns .Pay Cash 352-344-1283 Pets ACA Shih-Tzu Pups, Lots of colors, average $450-$600 + Beverly Hills, FL (352)270-8827 www.aceofpups.net Beautiful Jack Russell Terrier p uppies Health Cert., 3 males, Tails docked, both parents on prem. $300. (352) 949-0131 Chihuahua Puppy beautiful, silver/cocoa color, friendly, shots and neutered, male $350 obo (352) 419-4489 CKC SHIH TZU For sale: 9 month old CKC registered male Shih Tzu. Very playful, loves kids and house broke. $325.00 obo 352-634-4892 Cocker Spaniel Pups beautiful boys, buff buff/whi. grn eyes Reg H/c$400 Cocker-Poo& Shih-poo pups availble 352-216-1481 KITTENS & CATS many breeds, all neutered micro chip, tested, shots some declawed $85-$150 352-476-6832 MALTI-POO PUPPIES Great combination 8 Wk adorable, non-shed, will hold till Christmas, $250 (352) 795-5204 Shi-A-Poo Puppies Paper trained, good with kids, will not shed, health certs. CKC reg. Females $375. Males $350 (352) 489-6675 Small Breed puppies, yorkies, chihuahua, pomeranian, dachshunds $250.00 and up. COME SEE US AT HOWARDS FLEA MARKET HOMOSASSA ROW i #1. 352 484-2113 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 Hom 3/2 Large$650/$650 fireplace 503-6747,628-1928 HOMOSASSA 2/1Furn. 1 AC fncd.shed deck,remodld 628-5244 HOMOSASSA 2/1 MH furn., priv. ranch No pets. (386)871-5506 HOMOSASSA 2/2, No Pets $500. Mo. (352) 628-5696 Inv./Homosassa 3BR and 4BR, C/H/A, $450 & $550 no pets, 1st, last, sec. 352-564-0578 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 Mobile Homes For Sale 2/1 FURNISHED MOBILE HOME, Over 55 Park $190 Lot Rent Village Pine, Inglis Lot 4 A$12,500 (906) 281-7092 Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500 Singlewides from $3,500 Bank authorized liquidator. New inventory daily CALL (352) 621-9183 HOLIDAY SALEBad credit OK.! New 2012 Jacobsen w/ 5 yr. warranty. Appx. 1200 sq. ft. 3/2, many upgrades. Buy for only $36,900 or have delivered and set up with A/C, heat, steps & skirting only $2,600 down, $379.97/mo. for 20 years W.A.C. Come by or call 352-621-9181 Taylor Made Homes INVERNESS 55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $6900 ( 352) 586-7962

PAGE 22

B12 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 19, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE