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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness, Fla
Publication Date: 12-26-2011
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily[<1987-1995>]
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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INSIDE DECEMBER 26, 2011 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 141 50 CITRUS COUNTY NBA opener: Heat burn up court against Mavericks /B1 www.chronicleonline.comHealthy water Groups and individuals battle invasive muck./ Page A10 County boat ramps Governments maintain public ramps./ Page A11 Easygoing Ozello Being out on the water is a way of life./ Page A12 Floating on air(boats) Airboating remains a popular pastime in area./ Page A13 Deputies on patrolAuthorities work to keep waterways safe./ Page A14 INDEX Comics ................ Crossword ........... Editorial ............... Entertainment ..... Horoscope ........... Lottery Numbers .. Lottery Payouts .... Movies ................. Obituaries ............ Classifieds ........... TV Listings ........... ONLINE POLL: Your choice? What does the future hold for Iraq? A. With diplomatic support from the U.S. and allied countries, it will emerge as a stable democracy. B. Iran will move in and undermine all advances made during the war. C. An internal struggle for control will result in future civil war. D. Im enjoying the holidays and really dont want to think about that. 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 79 LOW 62 Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morning FOCUS ON Public Waterways B9 B8 A8 B6 B6 B3 B6 B9 A6 B10 B8 LOCAL NEWS Fire ruins Christmas for family M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterHOMOSASSA It must have been a little bit of Heaven. How else to explain Kenneth Winn waking up when he smelled smoke Christmas Eve morning and being able to rush his friends family out the door before the small woodframe house burned to the ground? The 9 a.m. fire at 6365 W. Oaklawn St. caused about $20,000 damage to the house and $10,000 to contents, including unwrapped Christmas gifts for Winn, his brother-in-law Michael Gudridge, plus Gudridges girlfriend and their daughter. The property owner, Donald Amos, said firefighters told him they were amazed INSIDE MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle During 2011, the Chronicle took an in-depth look at communities in Citrus County on the last Sunday monthly. This issue concludes the series by reporting on the countys public waterways and their significance to the community. Freedom to roamA.B. SIDIBE Staff Writer CRYSTAL RIVERT hree of this nations fundamental creeds seem to be at odds in the tug-of-war roiling in Kings Bay over proposed federal rules for the bay and for a springs area now under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service management: the rights of property owners, those of who seek unfettered access to public waters and the obligation to protect the manatee. See FREEDOM / Page A14 LOCAL EFFORTS: Give blood Find out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./ Page A7Get food Area groups offer low-cost food options and free meals each week./ Page A7 See FIRE / Page A4

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A2 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000A64C

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Local man creates television series C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterPeter Lachowsky is a boat builder by trade, but has decided to launch a side business that includes something he is very passionate about history. He has created a half-hour miniseries titled Visiting History, and started Mid Florida Productions, the company that produces his series. Ive always been interested in history, Lachowsky said. When they give you business advice, they say find something you love or like to do, and try to make a business out of it. He said because of the downturn in the economy, he wanted to start a business that might possibly bring in some extra cash. I would sit in front of the computer for two or three hours looking for history anyway, he said. Lachowsky, 41, is a longtime Citrus County resident and graduated from high school at Withlacoochee Vo-Tech, which is now Withlacoochee Technical Institute, in 1989. He said his show focuses on Florida historic places and events, but he wants to go deeper into personal history. He wants to focus on things that other documentaries normally would not cover. In his first show of the series he features Homosassas Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park and the 61-acre Crystal River Archaeological State Park. The next show will focus on Ocalas Silver River Museum and life in a Cracker homestead. His third show will feature an actual archeological dig in Marion County on a 16th-century Spanish mission site in Lake Weir. Lachowsky said he shares the information that he gathers with the managing authority of the historic location where he makes his documentaries, giving them another source to refer to if the site ever disintegrates or is damaged. For future shows, he is looking for public input and topic ideas, from someone who has information that would help me in my documentary, he said. And someone who would be willing to be on the show. He said he is looking for history that can be documented with things like old photos and maps. If his research permits, hes planning on doing more episodes in Citrus County. Im hoping that someone will pipe up and let us use their information, he said. At the same time, if you dont find some way to save the information, once they die, if they dont pass it on to the next generation, its gone. The first episode is scheduled to run at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, and at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, on local television station WYKE. The same episode will run on those days and times for four weeks and then be replaced by a new episode. To contact Lachowsky, email him at midfloridaproductions @gmail.com. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352564-2922 or ckapulka @chronicleonline.com. Around THE STATE Citrus County Viewfinder change begins in JanuaryIn 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. Callaway Stranded dolphin netted, releasedA stranded dolphin dubbed Christmas is swimming freely after a two-day rescue effort in the Florida Panhandle. Gulf World co-owner Ron Hardy told The News Herald the dolphin needed help after getting stuck in brackish water near Panama City. A local family had spotted the dolphin and named it Christmas as they waited for help to arrive. Three boats carrying more than 20 people worked Thursday and Friday to catch the dolphin and take it back to open water. Finally on Friday, rescuers netted the dolphin and hauled it onto a large floating platform for a medical examination. Hardy said the dolphin was more than 8 feet long and older but still healthy. The dolphin was towed into open water and released. Key WestMosquito plan raises questions Environmental groups in the Florida Keys are questioning a plan to introduce genetically modified mosquitoes in the island chain to fight the spread of dengue fever. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is working with England-based Oxitec on the project. The mosquitoes would be introduced sometime in 2012. The districts executive director, Michael Doyle, told The Key West Citizen officials are waiting for federal and state approval to test the program. It would be the first such project in the U.S. The mosquitoes would be bred in a lab and then released into the wild. Their offspring would die early in their life cycles, suppressing the mosquito population. The group Friends of the Earth is questioning the programs costs and long-term impacts on the environment. Jupiter Aircraft wreck found off coastA scuba diver in Florida said hes found the remains of a World War II-era aircraft on the ocean floor. Randy Jordan, of Emerald Charters, told The Palm Beach Post he was diving at a depth of around 200 feet, four miles off Jupiter last week when he spotted the remains of an aircraft. The plane was upside down but still mostly intact. Jordan said he believes the plane is a Curtiss Helldiver SB2C. If hes right, it would be the second Helldiver wreck found underwater in two years. One of the planes was found off Hawaii in January 2010. Jordan said he has plans to take more divers to the site, but they have to proceed cautiously because the plane still could contain live ammunition or human remains. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Feedback wanted on Gulf restoration First step in repair of damage cause by oil spill C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterThe first phase draft of a restoration plan following last years Deepwater Horizon oil spill was recently released for formal public comment. Public feedback is of the utmost importance, and we encourage people to submit comments and attend the upcoming public meetings, said Cooper Shattuck, chair of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees Council Executive Committee. This is the first step in beginning restoration of injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. While continuing to accept project ideas, we will move forward with additional phases of early restoration until the entire $1 billion is committed to Gulf Coast restoration. Eight projects have been proposed for the initial round of early restoration, two each in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. These projects reflect the ideas and input received by the trustees through project solicitation and outreach efforts. The proposed projects include shoreline marsh creation, coastal dune habitat restoration, near shore artificial reef creation, oyster cultch restoration and construction of boat ramp facilities. The total estimated cost of the proposed initial suite of projects is more than $57 million. The projects proposed are intended to begin the process of returning the Gulf of Mexico to its pre-spill condition and making the public whole, said Rachel Jacobson, acting assistant secretary of fish and wildlife and parks, and Trustee Council member. The Trustees crafted this combination of projects based on many criteria, including suggestions from the public, and we encourage the public to continue to participate as we take this major step toward meaningful restoration to bring health and strength back to this region. Florida projects include: Florida boat ramp enhancement and construction Escambia County; four boat ramp facilities; benefitting human use in Escambia County; estimated cost: $4,406,309. Florida (Pensacola Beach) dune restoration Escambia County; 20 acres of coastal dune habitat; benefitting coastal dune habitat in Escambia County; estimated cost: $585,898. This is an important first step in the process of starting restoration of the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, said Mimi A. Drew, special adviser to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. and member of the trustee council speaking on behalf of the Florida trustees. We appreciate the hard work and input of our fellow trustees, local governments and stakeholders that helped us to identify these projects, and look forward to the continued collaboration with these groups both at our upcoming public meetings and throughout the restoration process. Twelve public meetings have been set in January and February throughout Gulf Coast communities and in Washington, D.C., to solicit formal public comment. Florida meetings are set for Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12. Additional details will be made public as they become available. The public comment period will end Feb. 14. For more information, visit www.gulfspillrestoration. noaa.gov. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2916. Documenting history CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Peter Lachowsky stands in front of the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park in Homosassa. He has created a documentary series and has included the park in the first episode. People in need not always what they seem Resident urges caution with panhandlers S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterAll the woman claimed she needed was a few bucks to get enough gasoline to drive home to Homosassa. George Alder, who was heading into a Beverly Hills grocery store with his wife, Kaia, to do some shopping, stopped long enough in the stores parking lot to hand the woman $5. He felt good knowing he helped someone out, Kaia said Wednesday afternoon. However, last week when the Black Diamond couple returned to the store, the same woman this time in the parking lot with a man and child approached them with the same sob story. My husband blew a fuse, she said. After running inside the store to get the manager, Kaia said the woman took off, but the manager explained he had been trying to catch the panhandlers in the act for weeks. Apparently, its been going on all over the place, Kaia said. Theyre pretty brazen. She even said a woman claiming she needed gasoline money for her grandfather duped her housekeeper outside a dollar store in Beverly Hills and a woman claiming she needed money to feed her baby approached her friend at a different grocery store. Kaia said she understands there are people out there who are really in need, but the ones who are out defrauding people are making it hard for those with legitimate needs. We give to charities, but not when were being scammed, she said. Heather Yates, spokeswoman for the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, said there is no county ordinance against panhandling and the only statute that even comes close is Florida Statute 337.406, which basically makes it unlawful for people to solicit money for charity on the states rights of way. However, Yates added, it does not apply to panhandlers. People may have other issues such as littering, camping or trespassing that law enforcement can address. Nevertheless, Yates said deputies agree the issue with panhandling is minor in Citrus County. Ginger West with the Family Resource Center in Hernando said a majority of the people her organization serves do not panhandle. With the outreach center open seven days a week and lots of resources available, people can always have a hot meal and get whatever items they need. Those in good health, she said, find whatever work they can to make a few bucks. While there may be some who do panhandle to make ends meet, West said if she sees someone asking for money for food, she takes it upon herself to buy them food instead of handing them money. The same applies to her agency. We dont give money, she said.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-5642924 or swiles@chronicle online.com. We give to charities, but not when were being scammed. Kaia Alder who with husband George has been solicited by panhandlers. Thieves target presents under familys treeST. PETERSBURG A Tampa Bayarea family said they hope the thieves who stole their presents are waking up to remorse on Christmas morning. While Jeremiah and Brittney Daniels were at a hospital with their son Thursday morning, thieves broke into their St. Petersburg home. The couple came home to find that the thieves took a video game console, a laptop Brittney Daniels uses at her teaching job, a 42-inch flat screen television and all the presents wrapped and waiting under their Christmas tree. Police told WFLA-TV in Tampa they have few clues other than a neighbors report about seeing a man run to a blue van around the time of the theft. Church brings snow for Christmas in Florida BRADENTON A Florida church said about 10,000 people turned out to see something kind of miraculous for the balmy state a hill of snow. Bayside Community Church trucked in 25 tons of snow for a four-day Family Christmas Spectacular. The Bradenton churchs director of events, Gregg Ellery, told The Herald most of the snow was piled into a hill about 55 feet long and 15 feet tall. Children up to age 18 were allowed to take rides down the big snow hill on orange and green discs. State BRIEFS From wire reports

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ON THE NET For more information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriff citrus.org and click on the Public Information link, then on Arrest Reports. Also under Public Information on the CCSO website, click on Crime Mapping for a view of where each type of crime occurs in Citrus County. Click on Offense Reports to see lists of burglary, theft and vandalism. The Sexual Predator Unit is responsible for tracking all registered sexual offenders and predators in the county. Click on the Sexual Offender Information link on the CCSO website. that smoke from the fire awoke Winn. In most cases, smoke will render victims unconscious before they have the chance to wake up. He shouldnt have woke up, Amos said. Amos, who lives in a mobile home on the property, was renting the 400square-foot house to his friend Winn. Winn, in turn, opened up the home to his brother, Gudridge, his girlfriend Amanda Evans and their 2-year-old daugh ter Nevaeh, to stay for about a month while Gudridge sought a job opportunity. Gudridge, 29, said he and Evans have been together about five and a half years. Their daughter Nevaehs unusual name? Its Heaven spelled backwards, Gud ridge said. He said the girl was shaken afterward. She was obviously terrified, Gudridge said. She took it pretty bad. Everyone, including two dogs, escaped the house unhurt. Fire officials believe an electrical short circuit in the outlet or extension cord providing electricity to a space heater caused the fire. Engines from fire stations at County Road 491, Rock Crusher Road, Oak Park Boulevard and a tanker from the Crystal River Fire Department battled the fire until it was contained about two hours after their arrival. Amos said his mother went out and bought new toys for Nevaeh and Gudridge said the American Red Cross is helping, though the fire destroyed their belongings. All four occupants are staying with Gudridges sister in Homosassa until they can decide what to do next. Anyone wanting to help should call the American Red Cross at 352-564-8455. My daughter has a few toys and that put a smile on her face, Gud ridge said. Its kind of crazy. I dont know where to start. I dont know how to react to it. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright@chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 78 58 0.00 HI LO PR 80 61 0.00 HI LO PR 82 58 0.00 HI LO PR 80 59 0.00 HI LO PR 80 60 0.00 HI LO PR 79 57 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy and warm THREE DAY OUTLOOK Scattered showers and storms Partly cloudy High: 79 Low: 62 High: 72 Low: 45 High: 66 Low: 41 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 80/57 Record 85/16 Normal 71/49 Mean temp. 69 Departure from mean +9 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.01 in. Total for the year 55.37 in. Normal for the year 52.05 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 2 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.19 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 61 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 52% 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 ............................5:40 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:22 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................8:48 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................7:57 P.M. JAN. 1JAN. 9JAN. 16JAN. 23 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. 72 61 c Ft. Lauderdale 79 69 pc Fort Myers 82 63 pc Gainesville 71 58 c Homestead 80 63 pc Jacksonville 68 59 c Key West 80 69 pc Lakeland 79 63 pc Melbourne 76 68 pc City H L Fcast Miami 80 69 pc Ocala 73 60 c Orlando 74 61 pc Pensacola 66 57 sh Sarasota 80 64 pc Tallahassee 69 60 c Tampa 79 65 pc Vero Beach 78 66 pc W. Palm Bch. 78 67 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESEast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers today. Gulf water temperature71 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.76 27.77 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.79 34.77 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.91 36.90 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.70 38.68 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 39 14 s 39 27 Albuquerque 36 17 s 43 23 Asheville 46 34 pc 56 34 Atlanta 50 45 .51 sh 58 41 Atlantic City 49 22 s 49 32 Austin 47 41 .01 r 56 33 Baltimore 48 24 s 46 36 Billings 47 29 s 45 26 Birmingham 51 46 .56 c 56 49 Boise 38 18 pc 42 31 Boston 39 19 s 44 28 Buffalo 45 34 pc 38 34 Burlington, VT 34 9 sn 32 23 Charleston, SC 65 42 .19 s 63 52 Charleston, WV 50 24 s 51 35 Charlotte 52 33 pc 56 40 Chicago 45 34 pc 42 34 Cincinnati 52 27 pc 44 35 Cleveland 46 33 s 40 34 Columbia, SC 49 37 .16 pc 60 43 Columbus, OH 49 29 s 42 35 Concord, N.H. 27 7 pc 36 18 Dallas 50 41 r 46 40 Denver 35 20 s 44 20 Des Moines 48 30 pc 46 28 Detroit 47 32 s 42 34 El Paso 44 21 s 51 29 Evansville, IN 55 28 pc 44 35 Harrisburg 49 26 s 45 28 Hartford 43 19 s 43 27 Houston 47 42 .19 r 54 41 Indianapolis 49 28 pc 44 34 Jackson 52 45 1.00 r 56 45 Las Vegas 58 34 s 60 39 Little Rock 57 43 r 45 36 Los Angeles 72 44 s 69 48 Louisville 54 34 pc 46 36 Memphis 52 41 r 51 38 Milwaukee 42 35 pc 42 32 Minneapolis 42 32 pc 45 30 Mobile 62 52 .05 r 65 55 Montgomery 54 46 .84 c 60 49 Nashville 58 35 c 50 40 New Orleans 58 55 .02 r 66 50 New York City 46 31 s 45 29 Norfolk 57 32 s 50 38 Oklahoma City 51 28 c 46 28 Omaha 49 26 pc 49 26 Palm Springs 71 43 s 70 43 Philadelphia 48 29 s 48 30 Phoenix 66 39 s 64 40 Pittsburgh 46 29 s 42 35 Portland, ME 25 10 .04 s 37 26 Portland, Ore 51 40 .02 sh 46 42 Providence, R.I. 41 18 s 44 30 Raleigh 52 34 s 55 37 Rapid City 49 20 s 45 22 Reno 43 11 pc 50 23 Rochester, NY 47 27 pc 37 32 Sacramento 55 28 pc 57 41 St. Louis 53 30 r 43 33 St. Ste. Marie 36 21 .07 pc 39 29 Salt Lake City 41 17 pc 39 25 San Antonio 50 44 r 56 35 San Diego 72 43 s 69 46 San Francisco 52 36 s 55 44 Savannah 64 48 .26 pc 63 55 Seattle 50 42 .03 sh 47 42 Spokane 39 23 trace pc 35 30 Syracuse 43 23 sn 36 28 Topeka 53 25 pc 45 27 Washington 48 34 s 47 34YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 85 Fort Myers, Fla. LOW -15 Angel Fire, N.M. MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 88/71/pc Amsterdam 49/43/c Athens 45/40/sh Beijing 37/16/pc Berlin 48/42/c Bermuda 70/62/r Cairo 64/50/s Calgary 34/24/pc Havana 81/64/pc Hong Kong 65/55/pc Jerusalem 52/40/pc Lisbon 61/45/pc London 54/46/pc Madrid 52/29/s Mexico City 75/44/pc Montreal 30/26/pc Moscow 34/27/rs Paris 47/35/pc Rio 83/72/ts Rome 55/35/s Sydney 77/66/ts Tokyo 45/34/pc Toronto 39/33/pc Warsaw 44/37/sh 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* 5:45 a/1:54 a 7:34 p/2:48 p 6:31 a/2:39 a 8:06 p/3:25 p Crystal River** 4:06 a/12:10 p 5:55 p/ 4:52 a/12:01 a 6:27 p/12:47 p Withlacoochee* 1:53 a/9:58 a 3:42 p/9:49 p 2:39 a/10:35 a 4:14 p/10:33 p Homosassa*** 4:55 a/12:53 a 6:44 p/1:47 p 5:41 a/1:38 a 7:16 p/2:24 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) 12/26 MONDAY 9:08 2:24 7:46 2:57 12/27 TUESDAY 9:45 1:15 8:52 3:48 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 80 60 0.00 Today's active pollen: Juniper, composites Todays count: 7.1/12 Tuesdays count: 7.4 Wednesdays count: 7.3 HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: Dec. 23 By Voterama in Congress So you know: The website that provides the record of local lawmakers votes was not available Sunday. Look for results later in the week. 2011 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. QUESTION: Do you support the federal recommendation to ban drivers from using cell phones? Yes. Whether its talking, texting or using other functions, cell phone use by drivers poses huge dangers. 57 percent (42 votes) No. Cell phone use by drivers poses little to no danger. 1 percent (1 vote) Yes. But an exception should be made for use of hands-free devices. 27 percent (20 votes) No. That would be government overreach. 15 percent (11 votes) Total votes: 74. 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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 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 ................................ Jon-Michael Soracchi, 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 352-563-6363 POSTMASTER: 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 Miscellaneous Notices . . . . . B13 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . B13 Special to the Chronicle This photo from the Citrus County Sheriffs Office Fire Rescue Division shows a firefighter at the scene of a house fire at 6365 W. Oaklawn St. The Saturdaymorning blaze caused about $20,000 damage to the house and $10,000 to contents, including unwrapped Christmas gifts, officials said. HOW TO HELP Call the American Red Cross at 352-564-8455. FIRE Continued from Page A1 My daughter has a few toys and that put a smile on her face. Its kind of crazy. I dont know where to start. I dont know how to react to it. Michael Gudridge lost home, Christmas presents to fire.

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Associated PressLONDON The looseknit hacking movement Anonymous claimed Sunday to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.based security think tank Stratfor. One hacker said the goal was to pilfer funds from individuals accounts to give away as Christmas donations, and some victims confirmed unauthorized transactions linked to their credit cards. Anonymous boasted of stealing Stratfors confidential client list, which includes entities ranging from Apple Inc. to the U.S. Air Force to the Miami Police Department, and mining it for more than 4,000 credit card numbers, passwords and home addresses. Austin, Texas-based Stratfor provides political, economic and military analysis to help clients reduce risk, according to a description on its YouTube page. It charges subscribers for its reports and analysis, delivered through the web, emails and videos. The companys main website was down, with a banner saying the site is currently undergoing maintenance. Proprietary information about the companies and government agencies that subscribe to Stratfors newsletters did not appear to be at any significant risk, however, with the main threat posed to individual employees who had subscribed. Not so private and secret anymore? Anonymous taunted in a message on Twitter, promising that the attack on Stratfor was just the beginning of a Christmas-inspired assault on a long list of targets. Anonymous said the client list it had already posted was a small slice of the 200 gigabytes worth of plunder it stole from Stratfor and promised more leaks. It said it was able to get the credit card details in part because Stratfor didnt bother encrypting them an easy-to-avoid blunder which, if true, would be a major embarrassment for any securityrelated company. Fred Burton, Stratfors vice president of intelligence, said the company had reported the intrusion to law enforcement and was working with them on the investigation. Stratfor has protections in place meant to prevent such attacks, he said. But I think the hackers live in this kind of world where once they fixate on you or try to attack you, its extraordinarily difficult to defend against, Burton said. Hours after publishing what it claimed was Stratfors client list, Anonymous tweeted a link to encrypted files online with names, phone numbers, emails, addresses and credit card account details. Not as many as you expected? Worry not, fellow pirates and robin hoods. These are just the As, read a message posted online that encouraged readers to download a file of the hacked information. The attack is just another in a massive string of breaches weve seen this year and in years past, said Josh Shaul, chief technology officer of Application Security Inc., a New York-based provider of database security software. Still, companies that shared secret information with Stratfor in order to obtain threat assessments might worry that the information is among the 200 gigabytes of data Anonymous claims to have stolen, he said. If an attacker is walking away with that much email, there might be some very juicy bits of information that they have, Shaul said. 1941 fruitcakeCINCINNATI A 1941 fruitcake has sold for $525 to an Arizona man in an Ohio companys online auction, and the money will go to the homeless in southwest Ohio. Elite Estate Group sold the cake in an auction on its website. Company owner Larry Chaney says the man, who wanted to remain anonymous, probably bought the cake as an investment. Chaney says he doubts anyone would eat a 70year-old fruitcake even though it was vacuum packed and contained rum that probably helped preserve it. The cake was made in 1941 by The Kroger Co. It was returned unopened to a Kroger store in 1971. The manager took it home and kept it until recently when his son was helping him get rid of some things and gave the cake to Chaney.Christmas cardWHITEHOUSE, Texas A Christmas card that crisscrossed the country as part of an old joke between two Texas men will rest this holiday for the first time in 61 years. Acker Hanks mailed the card to his former neighbor Lee Kelley in 1950. Kelley, a prankster, mailed it back a year later. The two continued sending the card back and forth, and when Kelley died, his widow mailed the tattered message for more than a decade. Last year, it returned to Hanks unread. He believes Kelleys widow moved to a nursing home. A list of dates and places in the worn card documents its journey. Hanks plans to frame it.Grinch fund ABERDEEN, Wash. A regular customer at a Washington state diner that closed, leaving a dozen employees out of work, has led a fundraiser that collected nearly $17,000 to help them out. Glenn Ludwig launched the Grinch fund after learning the 12 workers at his favorite restaurant Americas Diner in Aberdeen were left jobless and without a paycheck since before Thanksgiving. Ludwigs goal was to raise enough money to cover $16,000 in back wages owed to the employees by the owner. KXRO-AM reported Ludwig collected nearly $17,000, and $13,700 of it was collected Wednesday in front of the former diner on Heron Street. Ludwig said some of the excess money will be used to help a diner employee who was fired for reporting the owner to the state Labor and Industries Department after the owner failed to pay workers. Any other leftover money will be donated to a local charity.Margarine missingDES MOINES, Iowa Authorities said a thief who slipped away with $50,000 worth of margarine remains at large even though the truck that carried the payload has been recovered. The trailer was parked awaiting delivery to a Target warehouse in Cedar Falls when it was stolen Dec. 10 from a parking lot near Waterloo. It was found Dec. 15 in a parking lot more than 500 miles away in Fowler, Mich. But the thief and the margarine are nowhere to be found. Waterloo police Capt. Rick Abben said the theft was the latest in a series of semitrailer thefts in the area during the past 18 months. He said the others included a trailer filled with beef jerky, one loaded with dog food and one carrying dental hygiene products. Cupcake questioned PEABODY, Mass. A woman who just flew back home from Las Vegas said an airport security officer confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be a security risk. 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The 90-year-old prince was forced to miss the royal familys traditional Christmas festivities opening presents together, going to a morning church service and viewing the Queens Christmas broadcast after doctors put a coronary stent in. Philip had gone to the hospital on Friday complaining of chest pains, which doctors determined were caused by a blocked coronary artery. Buckingham Palace said Philip was in good spirits and would remain in the hospital under observation. Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, drove in separate cars to Papworth Hospital from Sandringham, Elizabeths sprawling estate where the royal family gathered to celebrate Christmas. Prince Andrews daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, also came to the hospital, along with Princess Annes children, Zara and Peter. The visit from the royal grandchildren came after Elizabeths annual, pre-recorded Christmas message to the nation aired. The royal family reportedly watches the broadcast together every year. The theme of her broadcast family was especially poignant with Philip in the hospital recovering. The message was recorded Dec. 9, before Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, went into the hospital. Associated Press From left, Britains Prince William, Prince Charles, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive Sunday to attend a Christmas Service at St Marys church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England.

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Critics worry about conflicts with corporate sponsorship Associated PressSYRACUSE, N.Y. A high-tech helicopter has helped Sheriff Kevin Walsh chase down fugitives, airlift accident victims and spearhead search-and-rescue missions in the Syracuse region of central New York since 1999. In 2012, Air-1 could be grounded by budget cuts. Walshs proposed solution? Slap a corporate logo on the Bell 407 chopper to raise ad revenue and keep her flying. We (police) have put up with donut jokes for our entire existence. I think we can tolerate jokes about the Price Chopper chopper or the Wegmans whirlybird showing up, Walsh said, referring to two supermarket chains. I dont like the idea of our having to fund public services with private donations, but the option is not to have that public service. While hawking naming rights for municipal stadiums, parks, mass-transit stations and other public entities is nothing new for the nations cash-strapped cities, sponsorship deals with police agencies are much less common, and typically less lucrative. On top of that, watchdog groups and many in uniform are wary about potential conflicts when law enforcement cozies up with advertisers, such as officers possibly looking the other way on matters involving corporate sponsors. I feel very confident my officers wouldnt be compromised, said John Kelly, police chief of Littleton, Mass. A town-approved $12,000-a-year contract with a grocery chain pays for one of Kellys five patrol cars. In return, the cruiser has been adorned for nine years with a modest Donelans Supermarkets bumper sticker. Kelly said hes endured plenty of flack, but my position is I have to give my officers tools to provide the necessary services our citizens paid for. At 2:30 in the morning, someone laying out on a local highway because of an accident really doesnt care whos paying for the cruiser or what it says on its side. In 2002, dozens of cities jumped at an offer by a Charlotte, N.C., company to provide new police cars for $1 each in exchange for festooning them with race carstyle logos. The venture fizzled, in part because the line between tactful and tacky advertising can be a narrow one, and the company has gone out of business. We cant let cutesy things subtract from making us look serious, said police Chief Philip Thorne in Springfield, Fla., which turned down a chance to save $500,000 over three years. It sounded like a good idea, recalled Bruce Owens, police chief in Summerville, S.C. But the main concern is the potential ethical issues you might encounter, because no one gives something for nothing. Russ Haven of the New York Public Interest Research Group fears the drive to find sponsorship arrangements in budgetstrapped times may in some instances seem unseemly or feel like its going too far. When it comes to law enforcement, you have this additional layer of concerns, Haven said. If the sponsor becomes a target of an investigation, does the public have confidence theyll be treated equally under the law? In addition, whats the appropriate valuation for naming rights? Haven said. Does it put government in the position of deciding what is an inappropriate sponsor, which could raise First Amendment issues? In Syracuse, the sheriffs budget woes in recent years deepened this fall when the county Legislature eliminated $591,000 in taxpayer aid in 2012 for the helicopter. 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Kenyon Jr., 91, Inverness, died Dec. 23, 2011, in the Citrus Co. Hospice House, Lecanto. Born in Paterson, NJ, to the late Charles and Ruth (Struck) Kenyon, Sr., he came to Florida in 1976 from Hawthorne, NJ, where he retired as the Chief of Police with 26 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, seeing action at Kwajalein Atoll, Tinian, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. Mr. Kenyon was a Master Mason, Life Member of VFW Post in Hawthorne, and Life Member of 4th Marine Division Association. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Kenyon; 2 sons, Robert C. (Chris) Kenyon, Ringwood, NJ, and Thomas P (Sandy) Kenyon, Lavallette, NJ; 1 brother, Donald of Chicago; 1 sister, Helen Woodward, Oakland, NJ; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Dorothy Sabbagh. Following cremation, he will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Memorials being accepted by Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Joyce Mejdrech, 78THE VILLAGES Joyce Mejdrech, 78, of The Villages, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. Services and burial will be in Illinois. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Email obits@chronicle online.com or fax (352) 563-3280. Phone (352) 563-5660 for details. Time running out on 9/11 health lawsuits Plaintiffs have tough choices when deciding to proceed Associated PressNEW YORK More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop the litigation and apply for benefits from a government compensation fund. For some, the choice is fraught with risk. Federal lawmakers set aside $2.76 billion last winter for people who developed illnesses after spending time in the ash-choked disaster zone. But to be considered for a share of the aid, all potential applicants must dismiss any pending lawsuits by the deadline and give up their right to sue forever over 9/11 health problems. Anyone with a lawsuit still pending on Jan. 3 is barred from the program for life. The government program is attractive because it spares the sick from having to prove that their illness is related to 9/11, and that someone other than the terrorists put them in harms way. But applicants wont know for months, or even years, how much money they might eventually receive from the program. That means some people may give up their lawsuits and find out later they only qualify for a modest payment. Others face a deeper problem. People exposed to trade center dust have blamed it for hundreds of illnesses, but currently the fund only covers a limited number of ailments, including asthma, scarred lungs and other respiratory system problems. That list does not currently include any type of cancer. But the very possibility that cancer could, someday, be covered has led some plaintiffs to drop their lawsuits anyway. In a sense, Ive weighed my options and rolled the dice believing that the country I helped is not going to let me down, said former New York City police detective John Walcott, who retired after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in 2003. He decided a few days before Christmas to drop his case, saying he had come to believe he would never get anything out of the legal system. The court system was set up for attorneys to make a lot of money, he said. He added that at age 47, he is tired of a court fight that had no end in sight. Im done with 9/11. I cant go forward with my life and family and live in peace with this hanging over me. The special master overseeing the compensation fund, Sheila Birnbaum, acknowledged that the deadline would put some people in a tight spot, especially if they have an illness that isnt currently covered by the fund. That is one of the dilemmas, she said. Birnbaum noted, though, the law gives her no wiggle room. Anyone who has a lawsuit active on Jan. 3 will be disqualified from consideration, she said, even if their illness is later deemed to be covered. Its a hard decision that they have to make, she said. The lengthy application process for the fund began in October, and Birnbaum said she expected thousands to apply. Lawyers who represent people with pending cases said they have been going over the pros and cons with their clients for several months, to see which option might suit them better. Its a complicated analysis, said attorney Gregory Cannata, whose firm represents about 100 people, including laborers brought in to repair damaged buildings and cleaners who swept tons of dust from office suites. Cannata said that for the most part, his clients have decided to stick with their lawsuits, in part because of the possibility of a larger payout than they might receive under the government program. N.Y. sheriff hawks naming rights for helicopter Associated Press A Littleton, Mass., Police Department cruiser bears a Donelans Supermarkets bumper sticker. Town officials approved a $12,000-a-year contract with the grocery chain more than nine years ago, which pays for one of the towns five patrol cars. Associated Press In this Oct. 11, 2001, file photo, firefighters make their way over the ruins of the World Trade Center through clouds of dust and smoke at ground zero in New York. More than 1,600 people suing over their exposure to World Trade Center dust must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop their lawsuits and apply for benefits from a government fund.

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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. For more information, 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 Seventh-day 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 Highway 40 West, 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 in the old Skidmore building). 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. (Please note change in location.) 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 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 352-527-2381 or the church at 352746-2144. 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. For information, call 352-628-9087 or 352-302-9925. The USDA is an equal-opportunity provider. 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 352-400-8952 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 more information and dates for food 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 Baptist Church 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 352-465-6613 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. Inverness Church of God is at 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. Call 352-726-4524. LifeSouth bloodmobile schedule for the month. To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is also required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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. 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 Gulfto-Lake 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. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Citrus County School Board, 1007 W. Main St., Inverness. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Lowes, 2301 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, Homosassa Elementary School, 10935 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa Springs. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, First Christian Church, 2018 A Colonad St., Inverness. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, 6201 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, Cypress Creek Academy, 2855 W. Woodland Ridge Drive, Lecanto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, Rock Crusher Canyon, 237 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, Winn-Dixie, 3565 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Love Motorsports, 2021 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Eagles Aerie 4272, 5340 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, Arbor Trail Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 611 Turner Camp Road, Inverness. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 17, WalMart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, Subway, 2639 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Citrus Kia, 1850 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, VFW Post 7122, 8191 S. Florida Ave., Floral City. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, Citrus County Tax Collectors Office, 210 N. 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Page A8 MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 Floridas planIn response to the editorial of Dec. 6, Public lands should stay in public hands: Florida is home to 3.3 million acres of state-owned lands, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is charged with protecting these lands on behalf of Floridas taxpayers. Many of these lands protect Floridas most valuable land and water resources, and we take our roles as public land stewards seriously. As responsible land managers, its our job to make sure we are acquiring the lands that give both Floridians and our environment the most bang for the buck. This means we have to prioritize the lands around some of our most important natural resources our waterways. The future of our state depends on maintaining a clean and sustainable water supply. Responsible land management and acquisition plays a critical role in ensuring we can meet those goals. DEP remains committed to acquiring and protecting the lands most important to Floridians. Gov. Rick Scott also demonstrated his commitment recently by including $15 million for the Florida Forever program in his proposed budget. But effective land management is about more than just acquisition, which is why DEP is working to conduct an in-depth analysis of our land inventory. We have to make sure we have the right lands in the right places, and that were using it for the right reasons. By carefully examining what we already own, we can better determine whats missing and make sure were protecting the areas that need it most. Along with our valuable water resources, we need to protect resources most important to our environment and economy, such as our estuaries, springs and the habitats of endangered species. The decisions to acquire or surplus land are important ones, and state lands are only bought or sold after they undergo a thoughtful, thorough and public process. Managing Floridas lands is an ongoing and everevolving effort that requires input from many agencies and the public. Together, we can ensure the health of our states water and land resources. Clay Smallwood director, Division of State Lands Florida Department of Environmental Protection R OBERTC. KOEHLER B omb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran... Or as Mitt Romney put it, playing the irresponsible-lunatic game convincingly enough to become the leading Republican presidential candidate: If we reelect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. The consensus congeals: Our next war must be with Iran. A report issued by the U.N.s International Atomic Energy Agency, which the New York Timescalled chillingly comprehensive (though this is debatable), stoked this long-simmering agenda. It charges that Iran has conducted secret experiments on nuclear triggers and created computer models of nuclear explosions, among other things, which proves that the nation, despite its leaders protestations to the contrary, is pursuing ... oh God, oh God ... a nuclear weapons program. War hysteria springs eternal. It certainly makes great fodder for a presidential campaign, as virtually all the GOP commander-inchief wannabes are playing tough as nails on the issue, yanking the debate screamingly to the right. This is the way the game works. The Obama administration thus has to defend itself for eschewing, so far, a military response to the threat and pursuing only economic sanctions. No matter the current sanctions have applied so much pressure that the Iranian economy has ground to a halt, according to an administration spokesman. Irans alleged hideous crime, of pursuing weapons only the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea are allowed to possess, requires a military pummeling of the first order. And this, then, is the national debate: war or war by other means. No other perspective is allowed or acknowledged. Defending sanctions, for instance, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, said: Critics also argued that these measures will hurt the Iranian people. Quite frankly, we need to do just that. This closed, airtight national discussion fails to acknowledge a few things: most glaringly, that a stance of brutal toughness is horrific national policy and always creates unintended consequences that overwhelm the initial objectives. Furthermore, there is significant counter-evidence, such as Seymour Hershs lengthy investigation that ran last June in the New Yorker, that Iran does not, in fact, have a nuclear weapons program; and that, like Iraqs phantom nuclear program before it, its a bogeyman conjured up by the war establishment, both at home and abroad, to rev the engines of our next big military fiasco. But even if the IAEA allegations are accurate and Iran is indeed developing a nuclear weapons program well, why shouldnt it? As Eric Margolis wrote recently at Huffington Post, Iran has some pretty strong reasons for wanting nuclear weapons for defensive purposes the same reason used by existing nuclear powers. After all, Margolis notes, Iran was invaded by the British and Soviets in 1941, with its oil fields seized to support the war effort; and in 1953, its democratically elected prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by U.S. and British intelligence, thus preventing him from nationalizing Iranian oil production. The U.S. also supported Iraq in its bloody war against Iran in the 1980s. And nuclear-armed Israel is, of course, a serious threat from Irans point of view. I say this not in support of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, but simply to point out the obvious holes and hypocrisies in the conventional logic, which isnt logic at all, just propaganda surrounding a given: Iran is our enemy. No matter what. It is in this context that I bring up a surprisingly ambivalent New York Timeseditorial on the IAEA report, which ran last week. The editorial, while adding its bit to the excoriation of Iran and calling on the U.N. Security Council to quickly impose a new round of even tougher sanctions on Iran, also made a feint, albeit confused and apologetic, in the direction of sane foreign policy and the larger picture. Were not sure any mix of sanctions and inducements can wean Tehran of its nuclear ambitions, the editorial lamented, neatly razor-slicing its own argument. It went on: We are sure that a military attack would be a disaster and the current saberrattling from Israel should make everyone nervous. What refreshing confusion! Might the Times actually oppose a war with Iran? My guess is that it wouldnt. Once the bandwagon began to roll, the Gray Lady would, I fear, clamber aboard. But here it is, acknowledging uncertainty that force and coercion would do any good at all, bringing what amounts to an antiwar consciousness to bear on the situation. Praise the Lord sanity returns from exile, at least tentatively. The next logical step is to acknowledge global nuclear disarmament as the key to our safety, and everyones safety. As Howard W. Hallman, chair of Methodists United for Peace with Justice, puts it at Strategic Peacemaking: ... for deterrence of other nations nuclear arsenals, a wiser and safer alternative is mutual elimination of all nuclear weapons. Such wisdom may not yet be part of the official debate, as it is monitored by the military-industrial establishment, but much of the world is massing with locked arms at its edges, shouting: No war with Iran. No war anywhere. Robert Koehler, an awardwinning, Chicago-based journalist, is a nationally syndicated writer. You can respond to this column at koehlercw@gmail.com or visit his Web site at common wonders.com. The world is a round gulf, and he who cannot swim must go to the bottom. Spanish proverb Its time for disarmament 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 Sewer project a step forward for community W hen Citrus County was developed during the boom years of the 1970s through the 1980s, one of the most attractive attributes was that this was an inexpensive place to build a new home. One of the key reasons it was inexpensive is that we did not pay all that much attention to putting the proper infrastructure in place. Today, we are collectively paying for that lack of planning. Recently, the members of the county commission listened to complaints from residents who live just outside the Crystal River city boundaries, because some did not want to pay for the expansion of sewer services to their homes. Many homes built west of U.S. 19 in Citrus County were originally fitted with septic tanks. These aging septic tanks are now part of the pollution problem we have created in the delicate ecosystem along our coast. The county commission and city of Crystal River have worked together using a very generous state grant to expand sewer services to communities outside of the city limits. The criticism from citizens is unfounded. While none of us like to pay more money especially during these tough economic times the city and county have put together an incredibly generous package of grants that have defrayed up to 85 percent of the sewer line assessment. Homeowners have the opportunity to spread the remaining costs over a period of 10 years so it is not a huge financial drain. Septic tanks were the inexpensive way for the county and city to permit growth to take place. But our community can no longer afford the high costs of pollution caused by the inefficient old systems. Instead of criticism, our elected officials deserve praise for moving forward on the sewer expansion. The easiest thing for politicians to do with pollution problems is to just kick the can down the road and let the next group deal with it. Instead, our leaders stepped up to the plate and despite the inevitable criticism they moved ahead with the project. To the individual homeowners, a sewer system increases the value of property. The cleaning up of pollution sources along the coast will also have a positive impact on property values and the countys economy as a whole. This was a good step forward. THE ISSUE: Sewer system expansion.OUR OPINION: Good decision by county, city. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including emailed letters. We reserve the right to edit letters. 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 LETTER to the Editor Check your trash Ever wonder how some of your neighbors who do not have a weekly trash pickup get rid of their trash? Check your trash cans on pickup days.Great workI just finished reading the information on Mayor Toba, who has tried to rebuild his town in Japan. All I can say is, my prayers and hopes for him to rebuild it will continue because he deserves the credit to try and rebuild that town with a high wall or whatever is needed. God bless him. I pray for him each day. He needs to have the help he needs. Please, somebody help him. Phones, phonies Several days ago, I saw an article where a state senator is trying to get a ban on using texting while driving. Unfortunately, some Republican Congress people are against it. They said it would infringe on the rights of the people. What about all the people that are killed from these idiots texting and using their cell phones? The U.S. now states, the National Transportation Safety Board, no cells, no texting by drivers. If we had a Republican president, you know it would pass right away. But because we have a Democratic president, Republicans will be against it. The politicians have to stop thinking about their party and start thinking about the U.S. population and the people that could get hurt.Read, then vote Mr. Editor, Id like to see this in print. This is to all you Democrats and Republicans who voted for the health care bill without having read it: To hear Nancy Pelosi, Pass this bill so you can then know whats in it. No more passing bills without them being read. No more buying a pig in a poke. You congressmen need to vote on one bill at a time after the bill is read in Congress, so you know what to vote for. Back to basics on all this stuff. Then we can get our nation back on track.The right move I would like to give a shout out to Obama for bringing the troops home from Iraq like he promised. The Republicans are shouting, Cut and run, we should stay. The government tells us, the United States, to get out, so we should. We should have never went in. If the Republicans want Americans in Iraq, they should go over there themselves.Call SHINE This message in Sound Off is for Mr. Jake Little, who wrote a letter concerning his diabetic supplies and denial from Medicare. I dont know whether he has researched it or not, but if he contacted the wonderful people at SHINE, at 352-746-3423, they may be able to help him switch drug plans or get his diabetic supplies. I hope this helps. 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 ON VACATION Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts will resume his columns in the new year. BETTERMENT Other VOICES

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Fire kills 5 Associated Press An early-morning fire in Stamford, Conn., killed two adults and three children. Two others escaped. Their names have not been released. House fire kills 5 on Christmas STAMFORD, Conn. An advertising executive in the fashion industry owns the tony Connecticut home that burned down on Christmas morning in a blaze that killed five people. Property records show the large Victorian home was purchased by 47-year-old Madonna Badger last year. Authorities say three children were among the dead, while two people escaped the blaze. The identities and ages of the victims werent released. Officials did not provide details of the relationships between the people in the home. Badger is the founder of Badger and Winters Group. The website described the business as a branding and design consultant group. The site also said Badger is married with three children. Protesting Associated Press Protesters march through a lower-income neighborhood of Casablanca on Sunday denouncing recent elections, in a mass popular call to bring more democracy into the North African kingdom. Suicide bomber strikes funeral KABUL, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday just after a funeral in northern Afghanistan, killing 19 people, including a member of the national parliament, the Interior Ministry said. The attack came as mourners were leaving at the end of the funeral of a village elder in the town of Talaqan in northern Takhar province, a statement said, killing 19 and wounding 40. Among the dead was parliament member Abdul Mutaleb Baik. Suicide attacks are rare in Takhar province, which is 155 miles northeast of Kabul and is considered one the nations calmer regions. Sayed Ikramuddin Masomi, another lawmaker from Takhar province, confirmed that the lawmaker was killed. The suicide attacker killed ... innocent people, and unfortunately Abdul Mutaleb Baik was among them, he said in a telephone interview. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Over the past year, the Taliban have repeatedly struck at officials and other prominent figures in an apparent effort to paralyze the government. From wire reports Nation BRIEF World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A9 MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Transport terminal dig unearths artifacts Window opened into the past Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO The big dig for San Franciscos multibillion dollar transportation terminal has unearthed some artifacts from the citys heady Gold Rush days, including opium pipes from a Chinese laundry and a chipped chamber pot found in a backyard outhouse. The 70 artifacts have city archaeologists eager for more and local residents pondering the ground beneath their feet. Its not often that you get a chance to stop for a moment and have a window into what used to be, said James M. Allan, an archaeologist with William Self Associates, the firm ensuring the items are unearthed and preserved. It gives you pause. The $4 billion Transbay Transit Center under construction in the South of Market financial district is billed as the Grand Central Station of the West. The 1 millionsquare-foot bus and train station will serve as the northern end of Californias planned high-speed rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles; the West Coasts tallest skyscraper is slated to rise above the center. Its all sleek and modern and on the same blocks once inhabited by working-class Irish immigrants and Chinese laborers who lived back to back on the sand dunes of the busy Gold Rush port known as Yerba Buena Cove. They were the Donahues and the Dollivers, the Wings and the Lings, and the now-seemingly quaint accoutrements of their lives are being unearthed: clay opium pipes and ceramic tea pots from China; French perfume bottles; dainty English serving dishes, apothecary jars and the heads of hand-painted porcelain dolls; as well as animal bone toothbrushes and abandoned chamber pots. They all date back to the mid-tolate 1880s, when the cove was reclaimed and clapboard houses went up on Mission, Natoma and Minna streets, between First and Beale. They were filled with Irish, Swedish, German and Italian immigrants, as well as the Chinese who had come during the Gold Rush and then stayed on to help build the railroads and bridges. Associated Press Archaeologist James Allan looks at a barrel strap and rope pulley shown at an exhibit of artifacts recently dug up from the Transbay Terminal construction site, on display in San Francisco. Radical Muslims claim responsibility Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria Terror attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion. Authorities on Sunday acknowledged they could not bring enough emergency medical personnel to care for the wounded outside St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla near Nigerias capital. Elsewhere, a bomb exploded amid gunfire in the central Nigeria city of Jos and a suicide car bomber attacked the military in the nations northeast as part of an apparently coordinated assault by the sect known as Boko Haram. The Christmas Day violence, denounced by world leaders and the Vatican, shows the threat of the widening insurrection posed by Boko Haram against Nigerias weak central government. Despite a recent paramilitary crackdown against the sect in the oil-rich nation, it appears that Africas most populous nation remains unable to stop the threat. The White House condemned what it called a senseless attack, offered its condolences to the Nigerian people and pledged to assist authorities in bringing those responsible to justice. The first explosion on Sunday struck St. Theresa Catholic Church just after 8 a.m. The attack killed 35 people and wounded another 52, said Slaku Luguard, a coordinator with Nigerias National Emergency Management Agency. The bombing and the delayed response drew anger from those gathering around the church after the blast. The crowd initially blocked emergency workers from the blast site, only allowing them in after soldiers arrived. In Jos, a second explosion struck near the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church, state government spokesman Pam Ayuba said. Gunmen later opened fire on police guarding the area, killing one officer, he said. Two other locally made explosives were found in a nearby building and disarmed. By noon Sunday, explosions echoed through the streets of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state where fighting between security forces and the sect already had killed at least 61 people in recent days. The most serious attack on Sunday came when a suicide bomber detonated a car loaded with explosives at the state headquarters of Nigerias secret police, the State Security Service. The bomber killed three people in the blast, though the senior military commander apparently targeted survived the attack, the State Security Service said in a statement. After the bombings, a Boko Haram spokesman using the nom de guerre Abul-Qaqa claimed responsibility for the attacks in an interview with The Daily Trust, the newspaper of record across Nigerias Muslim north. Associated Press An armed soldier walks past a car destroyed Sunday in a blast next to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria. An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigerias capital Sunday, killing scores of people, officials said. GOP campaign a family affair Wives in ads, kids on the bus Associated PressCONCORD, N.H. Mitt Romneys wife gushes about his silly side and devotion to their five sons and 16 grandchildren. Rick Santorums college-age daughter opines online about missing the campus coffee shop and chats with friends about their Friday night plans. Jon Huntsmans daughters generate much-needed buzz for him with a joint Twitter account and online videos, including at least one that went viral. Days away from voting in the Republican presidential race, the path to the nomination is quickly becoming a crowded family affair with spouses and offspring pitching in and doing far more than just smiling from the sidelines. Ann Romney, Anita Perry and Callista Gingrich are starring in new TV ads for the husbands theyve loyally campaigned for. Romney extols her husbands character and says to me that makes a huge difference in a candidate. Perry tells the old-fashioned American story of how she and her husband were high school sweethearts who had to wait until he was done flying airplanes around the world for the Air Force before they could marry. Callista Gingrich wishes the nation a Merry Christmas from our family to yours in Gingrichs new holiday-themed TV ad. Associated Press Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann walk through a square while campaigning Friday in Concord, N.H. Soldier shot at homecoming party Associated PressSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. A decorated Army soldier recovering from injuries suffered in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan has been shot at his homecoming party, and family members say hes paralyzed and in critical condition. Christopher Sullivan, 22, was shot late Friday while trying to break up a fight between his brother and another man at a San Bernardino, Calif., residence. My son didnt deserve this. He served his country, his mother, Suzanne Sullivan, told the San Bernardino Sun Suzanne Sullivan said her son suffered two gunshot wounds to his back, which shattered his spine. Family members told the newspaper that the shooting late Friday left Sullivan paralyzed and in critical condition. Police said Sullivans brother and a partygoer got into an argument over football. When Sullivan moved to intervene, the man pulled a gun and opened fire. The gunman fled the scene before police arrived. Sullivan was wounded in a suicide bombing attack last year in Kandahar while serving with the 101st Infantry Division. He suffered a cracked collar bone and brain damage in the attack and has been recovering in Kentucky where he is stationed. He was awarded a Purple Heart. Sullivan was home on leave when the shooting occurred. To come home to this, its so unfair, his aunt Theresa Marquez told the newspaper. His enlistment would be complete in April, after which Sullivan had planned to come home to go to college.

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Levels vary in county S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterWhen it comes to the quality of water in the county, there are several groups and individuals both locally and statewide who make it their business. There are four main things the district does related to water quality, said Veronica Craw, environment manager with the South Florida Water Management District. The first is sediment removal projects. One was just recently done on the Homosassa River in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Another one is being conducted right now on the Chassahowitzka River with the county. And one was done previously in 1997 in Kings Bay with the county. In addition, Craw said the district does watershed restoration, implementing best management practices. This includes updating storm water systems and creating a water treatment wetland designed to capture stormwater from area parking lots before it reaches Kings Bay at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. The district is also working with Progress Energy on a reclaimed water project. The district also performs water qualitybased monitoring in Citrus County to track conditions so it can then adjust management accordingly. When asked if the quality of public waters in Citrus County was good, Craw explained it depends on the system. For example, the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes has pretty good water quality, while DEP has classified several of the coastal systems as impaired. It really depends on the body of water and what perimeter youre interested in, she said. But along with the various projects the district takes part in, Craw said it is also important to educate the public about water. One matter they promote heavily is watershed base education to change residential behavior. With findings of elevated nutrients in the water primarily from fertilizers, the district actively runs public education campaigns to inform the community about how they can help improve water quality. Its also an issue Al Grubman, president of TOOFAR, a grassroots environmental group focused on the conservation of water, agrees is most important as nitrogen in the water keeps increasing. Nitrogen is a hard thing to get out of the water, he said. Thanks to faulty septic tanks and people over fertilizing or fertilizing near bodies of water, Grubman said they are seeing the effects of nitrogen in the water as weed growth and algae production swells. And with more weeds in the water, that means less oxygen for the fish. Everything needs to be in balance, he said. One man in Crystal River has taken the intuitive to remove one troublesome alga from Kings Bay. Lyngbya is cyanobacteria that suffocates native plants along the bottom of Kings Bay and Crystal River. It gobbles nutrients and absorbs oxygen from the water, making it nearly impossible for anything healthy to grow. Getting rid of it demands time and hard work. Other than dredging the bays bottom, an expensive venture that requires extensive permitting, Art Jones and the Kings Bay Rotary Club are going for a simple approach: raking it up. Jones said he has been conducting cleanups about two to three times a month with as many as a dozen people at Hunters Spring, as well as individual cleanups. So far, they have been able to remove tons of lyngbya from Kings Bay. Its making a big difference, he said. Starting in January, he said they would be hitting the ground running in hopes of doing some more public cleanups to get more people attached to the project. Its going forward, he said. Its doing very well. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Jones at 727-642-7659. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at (352) 564-2924 or swiles@ chronicleonline.com. A10 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Why the canal was ditched C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterThe idea of cutting Florida in two to connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico with a Cross Florida Barge Canal goes back for centuries. Early proposals have been attributed to Philip II of Spain, Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, according to Florida Defenders of the Environment (FDE), a conservation organization based in Gainesville. Historically, waterways were the preferred method for transporting large cargoes. Such a project took shape during the 1930s, when Franklin D. Roosevelt allocated funds as part of an economic recovery program. But work stopped after protests raised environmental concerns. Yet, in 1942, work commenced again in fits and starts after Congress authorized construction by a one-vote margin, according to the FDE. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy allocated $1 million to the project. On Feb. 27, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the start of construction on the 185-mile Cross Florida Barge Canal at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, Palatka. An estimated audience of 15,000 attended. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on a route running from the St. Johns River near Jacksonville west to the Gulf of Mexico at Yankeetown. Four years later, the Rodman Dam and Reservoir were completed, taking 9,000 acres of river and floodplain forest along 16 miles of the Ocklawaha River. The Eureka Dam was to have claimed another 20 miles of river and floodplain, but construction was halted before the dam was closed. The vision was that the canal, and the St. Johns-Indian River Barge Canal, would offer a quick route across Florida by 1971. Instead the barge canal was halted in 1971 because of environmental and economic concerns. Canal project plans included three dams, five locks and 110 miles of channel that would be 150 feet wide and 12 feet deep. Twentyfive miles of this waterway, along with three locks and three dams, were complete by 1971. On Jan. 19, 1971, President Richard Nixon signed an executive order suspending further work on the barge canal. When halted, the project was one-third complete and about $74 million had been spent on land acquisition and construction. The Council on Environmental Quality has recommended to me that the project be halted, and I have accepted its advice, Nixon wrote in his order. The council has pointed out to me that the project could endanger the unique wildlife of the area and destroy this region of unusual and unique natural beauty. The total cost of the project if it were completed would be about $180 million. About $50 million has already been committed to construction. It took another 19 years and a $2.5-million restudy by the Corps to finally deauthorize the Cross Florida Barge Canal. With the deauthorization in 1990, the barge canal was officially dead. On May 22, 1990, a revised federal bill was filed in the U. S. Senate by Senators Bob Graham and Connie Mack providing, among other things, for a minimum 300yard wide greenway corridor to be maintained along the former barge canal route. This bill was agreed to by the entire Florida Congressional delegation. The barge canal project was officially cancelled in 1991. The right-of-way was turned over to the state and became the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, named in honor of the woman who led opposition to the canal. State and federal deauthorization bills transformed the former canal lands into the Cross State Greenbelt for Conservation and Recreation (now the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway), a 110-mile long, 75,000-acre public land. The greenway stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River and is up to a mile and a half wide in areas. It was Floridas first official greenway, and remains the centerpiece of the states greenway system, a network of corridors of protected open space managed for conservation and recreation. The project is remarkable as a case in which the Army Corps of Engineers gave in to pressure from environmentalists. On Feb. 22 this year, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners backed a presentation by Fred Busack, an attorney, to develop a sea port on the site of the barge canal as a means to diversify the countys economic base. On May 24, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation regarding security regulations at Floridas seaports that includes language creating a Port Citrus as the 18th port in Florida. It gives Citrus voting membership on the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2916. Photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives and the Citrus County Archives and Special CollectionsThe Cross Florida Barge Canal near the Withlacoochee River was to have been part of a 185-mile project that connected the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, but construction was stopped in 1971. Photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives and the Citrus County Archives and Special CollectionsExtensive construction started in the mid-1960s in northern Citrus County near Inglis and Yankeetown on the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Groups dedicated to maintaining water quality DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleThe lyngbya in the Crystal River has been an eyesore for decades. These pole fishermen at the end of the Third Street pier are fishing for mullet and the weeds dont slow them down from snagging a few. COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERWAYS During 2011, the Chronicle will take an in-depth look at communities in Citrus County on the last Sunday monthly. Reporters: A.B. Sidibe, Cathy Kapukla, Chris Van Ormer, Jim Hunter, Matthew Beck, Mike Wright, Nancy Kennedy, Shemir Wiles, Sandra Frederick. Photographers: Dave Sigler, Matthew Beck, Brian LaPeter. Editors: Sandra Frederick, Charlie Brennan, Margot Konerding. Researcher: Darlene Mann. Page designers: Brad Bautista, J.K. Devine, Cheryl Jacob. The information in the maps and statistics was produced by a cooperative effort between the Citrus County Office of GIS and the Citrus County Property Appraiser. CITRUSCOUNTY Florida's BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community MUCKRAKERS WANTED Anyone interested in volunteering to clean lyngbya from Kings Bay should call Art Jones at 727-642-7659.

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 A11 CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Gateways to countys water recreation C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterOne of the many jewels that attract visitors and residents to Citrus County is its lakes, rivers and the fact that the county sits on the Gulf of Mexico. People seem to flock to the countys water like moths to a flame. Public boat ramps are the most popular way to gain access for those who seek pleasure or use the waterways to make a living. And, the ramps provide water access in a very easy and affordable way for those who do not live directly on the water. Part of the culture here (in Citrus County) is the rivers and the saltwater, Bob Glancy, grounds maintenance manager for Citrus County Department of Public Works said. During the summer on Friday, Saturday or Sunday on a nice weather weekend, they are heavily used. County or city governments maintain the public boat ramps in Citrus County and hes in charge of 14 of them; six saltwater and eight freshwater boat ramps. His job is to conduct monthly maintenance inspections of the ramps checking everything from water levels, docks, wood and floatation devices and the and piers that lead the public to them. Glancy said his crew goes out to the boat ramps and fishing piers two or three times a week giving them a once over and collecting trash. They also take readings keeping an eye out for low water levels in the lakes and rivers. He said if the water levels get too low, boaters have to back up further into the lake to make their boat float, which could cause their trailer tires to fall off the ramp and get stuck in the muck. Glancy said he is the person responsible for closing boat ramps and he closes them before water levels get dangerously low, as he has done in past years. Were not getting the water, the weather that we used to, those constant afternoon showers, he said as he explained that lake water levels are still low. The boat ramps themselves are in good shape. Were not at the point of closing them down. We close them down when they get to the point that they are a danger to people, he added. All it takes is rain to get out of the problem. Youve got to have water to float a boat. He said most of the county maintained ramps are free with the exception of the Chassahowitzka River Campground boat ramp, which charges a nominal parking fee. Crystal RiverAndy Houston, Crystal River City manager, said the city of Crystal River maintains two public boat ramps: the City Boat Ramp, which provides free parking across U.S. 19 and at Petes Pier where the ramp is free, but the parking is privately owned and there is a nominal charge. He said public works employees periodically inspect the ramps, but they dont have a monthly set inspection schedule. There is a clear demand for more boat ramps and more parking, he said when asked if Crystal River has an adequate number of public boat ramps. But the Manatee Protection Plan inhibits us. It was made with a goal of not encouraging more boat traffic as a way of protecting the visiting manatee. Houston said the city has no plans to install any new boat ramps. InvernessThe city of Inverness maintains two boat ramps; the Wayside Park boat ramp on State Road 44 E. and the North Apopka boat ramp. Both of these boat ramps are free, with free parking. The North Apopka ramp provides access to Little and Big Lake Henderson and the Tsala Apopka Lake chain. It is better suited for smaller watercraft, including kayaks and canoes.The Wayside Park ramp will accommodate a larger boat. Pati Smith, city of Inverness Parks and Recreation director, said she thinks there are times the Wayside Park boat ramp can get very crowded. Its not like the West side (of the county), she said. Its sufficient. Smith said the city of Inverness population is about 7,000 people and only a small percentage of its residents use the boat ramps. All of our recreational facilities are paid for by the city tax payers, she added. But its serving the entire community and beyond. For a small community, theres a lot that this community offers. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline.com. BOAT RAMPS IN CITRUS COUNTYCounty-maintained boat ramps: Salt-water boat ramps: Chassahowitzka River Campground, 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa. Fort Island Gulf Beach, 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Fort Island Trail Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Ozello Fishing Pier, S. John Brown Dr., Crystal River. MacRaes of Homosassa, 5290 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa. Mason Creek, 6891 S. Mason Creek Road, Homosassa. Fresh-water boat ramps Eden Park, 614 Park Lake Terrace, Inverness. Duval Island Drive., 7790 S. Duval Island Drive, Floral City. Goldendale Avenue, 12199 N. Goldendale Ave., Dunnellon. Hernando, 3650 E. Lake Place, Hernando. Spruce Drive, 4863 E. Spruce Drive, Dunnellon. Trails End. 7594 S. Old Oaks Drive and 12300 E. Trails End Road, Floral City. Turner Camp Road, 9460 E. Turner Camp Road, Inverness. Withlapopka, 11104 E. Flounder Drive, Floral City. Boat ramps in Citrus County, but not maintained by the county, are: Barge Canal Boat Ramp U.S. 19 on the Cross Florida Barge Canal, Crystal River. Fort Island Gulf Beach County Road 44 on Crystal Bay, Crystal River. Fort Island Trail Park Fishing Pier Lake Rousseau Campground, 10811 Coveview Terrace, Crystal River. Marine Science Center 12646 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Public Boat Ramp 420 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. River Lodge Resort 13790 Fossgroves Path, Inglis. Ozello Park John Brown Road off County Road 494, Ozello. Petes Pier 1 S.W. Second Place, Crystal River. Withlacoochee River, ramp No. 51 off C.R. 39 west of State Road 200 (FWC-maintained), Citrus Springs. Withlapopka Community 10851 Gobbler Drive, Floral City.Compiled by Darlene Mann, news researcher MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Many visitors to Citrus County trailer boats with them to fish along the many waterways Citrus County possesses. Aquatic services makes sure boaters have clearance C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterRecreation on the waterways would come to a standstill without the work of the countys division of aquatic services. They keep it flowing. If its a public accessible waterway, like the Tsala Apopka chain, we do it, said Mark Edwards, director of aquatic services. We maintain about 25,000 surface acres. We maintain all of the waterways for access and navigation on public accessible waterways and we get that question all the time. Citrus County has had an aquatic services division since 1981, Edwards said. With its volume of water, the county found it necessary to take charge. The division manages nuisance aquatic plants, maintains waterway signage, constructs artificial reefs, assists with Adopt-A-Shore activities and removes derelict vessels. Edwards, the divisions third director, keeps trails open through aquatic plants. Theres a series of trails that we maintain for the boats to get from the boat ramp out to the lake, for residents to be able to get out to the lake or to get to the boat ramp, Edwards said. Throughout the county, the division maintains a series of networks of 25-feet-wide trails for access and navigation, but county taxpayers are footing only 20 percent of the cost. Of all the money that we use in aquatics, 80 percent of it comes from grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Bureau of Invasive Plant Management, Edwards said. A lot of people dont realize that, but the majority of our funding comes from the state. Only 20 percent is ad valorem taxes. The 20 percent takes care of trail maintenance the state does not cover. They dont do dead-end canals, Edwards said. They dont do areas that are not from the boat ramp or major fishing lanes, so if it wasnt for the county program that augments the state program, those trails wouldnt get done. Aquatic plant growth can be controlled three ways: by use of herbicides, mechanics or biological control. Edwards said the division sprays herbicides and contracts mechanical harvesters, but has not used biological controls, which introduce non-native predators to non-native plants, such as releasing alligator flea beetles to eat alligator weeds. People dont realize that, unlike up north, our growing season is 12 months a year, Edwards said. We are constantly being bombarded with non-native plants. Non-native and exotic plants are prolific growers and clog the waterways. Native plants, on the other hand, are valuable habitat for fish and wildlife, but still can hinder recreational uses of the waterways. The main problem plants are hydrilla, water hyacinth and water lettuce. Hydrilla, a submerged plant, first found in Florida in Citrus County in the 1960s, is the No. 1 problem aquatic plant. It can grow an inch a day. In its native country it has natural predators that feed on it, Edwards said. Here, it doesnt have the natural things that control it. Water hyacinth, a floating plant, doubles population in 12 days. It is believed to have been introduced into the United States in 1884 at an exposition in New Orleans. Within 70 years of reaching Florida, the plant covered 126,000 acres of waterways. Water lettuce, a floating plant, forms large dense mats and currently is under maintenance control in the county. Another risk to waterway accessibility is tussocks, massive floating islands of mud and grasses. Tussocks are formed when organic sediments settle on the bottom of the lake where plants have root structures. Gases accumulate in these roots and become buoyant. With an increase in water levels, these root systems act like a cork and sometimes lift a layer of sediment from the bottom of the lake to the surface. Heavy rain following a drought rapidly refills the lake bed and raises the tussocks. The division also maintains an offshore reef and structures called fish attractors. We have one large offshore reef about 24 miles off the coast, Edwards said. We started that in 1985. It assists fishermen. In the ocean, if you dont have any structure, youre not going to have any fish. People come to fish at the reef, attracting visitors to the county. The division has nine full-time employees to help with its goals of controlling invasive plants, preventing hydrilla infestations, controlling other plants in lakes and rivers, making lakes useable, keeping all navigational trails open and providing the maintenance. It gets at least 350 requests a year from residents for weed control, which keeps it in business. Edwards also is continuously pursuing grants. We spend 90 percent of our annual budget on contracting mechanical harvesting, Edwards said. In the current financial year, his budget showed revenue of $1,731,636 from state grants and $515,000 from county funding. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2916. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Mechanical harvesters are used to remove unwanted vegetation from area lakes. The division has nine full-time employees to help with its goals. ... It gets at least 350 requests a year from residents for weed control, which keeps it in business.

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A12 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Best sunsets in the world S ANDRA F REDERICK Staff WriterOZELLO Creatively surviving with what Mother Nature has to offer, wild berries and fish, Wes Lewis and Joe Cullen recently edged their canoe into the waters of Ozello. Armed with a handheld GPS and enough spare food for two out of the five-day trip, the best friends loaded their boat with oars, a few changes of clothing and tools to build a lean-to for protection at night. Also on board was Digger, a rescue dog who had one of his front legs amputated after being run over by a tractor in the summer. This is survival camping, Lewis, from Gainesville, said. We will identify edible plants, do some primitive fishing and make our own shelter. The pair said although they have never canoed in the waters of the remote town at the end of County Road 494 West Ozello Trail they thoroughly researched the waterway and came prepared with books, maps and a preplanned six-mile trip. For those who call this low-lying coastal community home, water is at the core of their lifestyle. Many scratch a living out of fishing the marshes and the waterway leading to the Gulf of Mexico. And getting there from other points in the county is challenging. The narrow road curves and zigzags until it ends at the Gulf. Often, during storms, the road is known to be under water and many houses are built on stilts because of frequent flooding. Otto Stayler knows the marsh waters like the back of his hands. For nearly 30 years, the crabber has plied his trade snatching the clawed-crustaceans, red fish, mullet, sheepshead, speckled trout and other fish from the salt water. I know all the places they hide, he said. The crabs climb up in the mud flats and I get them there. Stayler has seen the fishing industry slowly destroyed by the 1990s seine net ban and over regulation by the government, but he said there are still many fishermen who depend on the waters for their livelihood. This is a good fishing area, he said as he unloaded 80 pounds of blue crab, worth about $140 before expenses. It is not overfished. Wanda McDougall works several days a week at Pecks, a local seafood restaurant tucked alongside one of the many inlets. For her, Ozello offers the tranquility many people search for an entire lifetime. On most days, her husband will fish while she serves the local catch of the day. Ive been here my entire life and I love it, she said. Although she recently moved to Homosassa, she said her heart is still in Ozello. The early mornings are peaceful, she said. When the sun shines, it is like diamonds in the water. And it offers the best sunsets in the world. Chronicle managing editor Sandra Frederick can be reached at 352-564-2930. RIC BUSH /Special to the Chronicle Joe Cullen pushes his canoe off the Ozello shoreline as his friend, Wes Lewis, gets ready to paddle out into the river. The friends are roughing it in the wilds of the backwaters of Ozello, along with rescue dog Digger, center. Crabber Otto Stayler knows the marsh waters around Ozello like the back of his hands. Remote, tranquil community of Ozello centers life on marshes, waters leading to Gulf of Mexico Some resist proposed MFLs for coastal rivers J IM H UNTER CorrespondentCitrus County is more than halfway through the process mandated by the Florida legislature in 1997 for water managers to set minimum flows and levels for all major bodies of water in the state. The idea was to set minimum levels below which rivers, lakes or springs and their ecologies would be significantly damaged. That level would be used in planning, water management systems and permitting regarding withdrawals that could affect the areas water resources. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (sometimes called Swiftmud) and the four other water districts in the state were ordered to set Minimum Flows and levels, or MFLs. The district oversees permitting in 16 counties of large public, commercial, industrial, and agricultural withdrawals of water from wells or surface waters. To date, 181 bodies of water have MFLs in the district. In Citrus, MFLs for the Floral City, Inverness and Hernando pools of the Tsala Apopka Lake chain have been adopted, as well as Fort Cooper Lake. The data collection and analysis for the Homosassa River system and the Chassahowitzka River system have been done, but the district staffs draft recommendations for MFLs has not yet been finalized and adopted by the water districts governing board. Those two proposed MFLs have met with resistance from the environmental community in the county. The only other remaining MFLs to be done in Citrus County will be for the Kings Bay springs/Crystal River system and the lower Withlacoochee River system that runs through the county forming its eastern and northern border on its way to the gulf. Those MFLs are slated to be developed in 2012. At this point, the extensive data gathering and modeling studies on the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka rivers and springs systems are finished, and scientific peer reviews have endorsed the studies methodology and recommendations. The public point of view has been taken through a series of meetings with a group of local citizen stakeholders, the Springs Coast MFL Working Group. Some citizens and environmental groups, including The Homosassa River Alliance, Friends of the Chassahowitzka, TOOFAR and the Withlacoochee Area Residents, have opposed the currently recommended MFLs, which would allow 5 percent reduction flow in the Homosassa and 15 percent in the Chassahowitzka. Ron Miller, longtime Citrus County environmental activist and member of the Homosassa River Alliance, said the groups believe the MFLs should not allow any reduction. There is no room to take water out. Its already a depleted system, he said of the Homosassa. The River Alliance position is that they (the water district) base it all on a hypothetical model that has flaws. He said there are just too many complicating variables and unknowns to allow percentage withdrawals of such a sensitive resource based on a questionable mathematical model. The study itself said, he noted, that just a 1 percent reduction in flow of the Homosassa would mean the loss of half the bass in the river. A 2 percent reduction would result in the loss of the larger blue crabs in the river, or 15 percent. Its incredibly complex, incredibly sensitive, he said of the river system. Allowing any percentage reduction of flow is simply harming the river, he said. Miller said the only way to set a figure is use a specific number in relation to withdrawals in a watershed and after that nothing would be allowed. He was not sure if the county itself had the authority to do that but felt that might be the best way to go about it. He said the district had asked for public input and had gotten it, saying it would use that input to make modifications in the proposed MFLs. The balls now in Swiftmuds court, he said. Well see what they do. Water district Ecologic Evaluation Section Manager Marty Kelly said the water district staff is mulling over the public input and issues raised at those meetings. Were still considering what our recommendations might be, he said. A staff response to issues raised at the last work group meeting was scheduled to be posted on the district Web site last week. The water district staff will issue its final report by midJanuary and the recommended MFLs for the two rivers will go to the governing board of the district for adoption in late February. Any changes from the draft would be made public with the final report, Kelly said, but he did not discuss what that might be. We are still kicking around some stuff internally, he said. Al Grubman, president of TOOFAR, a citizen environmental group dedicated to water issues and education, said his group sided with the Homosassa River Alliance in contending that just reducing the recommended MFLs a few percent to compromise isnt sufficient. The bottom line was, Every drop taken is reducing those two rivers, he said. Water district spokesman Michael Molligan said the situation is made more complicated in that constitutes significant harm is not specifically defined in the law. We are trying to set a reasonable standard. he said. The Chassahowitzka study, for example, illustrates the problem of the definition of significant harm, noting the law on creating MFLs gives little guidance concerning identification of generally applicable thresholds associated with changes in flows or levels, either in the primary or secondary scientific and resource management literature. The definition of significant harm, the report said, often becomes a policy decision rather than a technical decision. Molligan said and the percentage of loss of habitat used in the Chassahowitzka modeling has been used in other locations. The modeling uses the best data and scientific methods available, he said, and and the scientific peer reviews have confirmed that, agreeing with the recommendations. If we are way off base, they will tell us. He said MFLs are ongoing processes, and can be modified if better data is obtained. At present, the Citrus environmental groups are waiting to see what if any changes may have been made in the proposals in the final report that will go to the district governing board in February. That will determine, as a number of environmental group members have said, whether they want to consider going to court over the issue. Jim Hunter can be reached at jimhunter. chronicle@gmail.com. Chronicle file Boats await passengers along the Chassahowitzka River. Some citizens and environmental groups, including The Homosassa River Alliance, Friends of the Chassahowitzka, TOOFAR and the Withlacoochee Area Residents, have opposed the currently recommended minimum flows and levels (MFLs), which would allow 5 percent reduction flow in the Homosassa and 15 percent in the Chassahowitzka. MINIMUM FLOWS AND LEVELS Information about Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) in Citrus County: General MFL info: To get more information on MFLs go to the water district Web page at: www.swfwmd.state. fl.us/projects/mfl/ Springs Coast Working group info: To get information, including background information and reports, on the Springs Coast MFL working group, go to: www. swfwmd.state.fl.us/ projects/mfl/springscoast-mfl.php. The water district manager contact for the Springs Coast Working group is: Doug Leeper, chief environmental scientist resource projects (doug.leeper@water matters.org or 800423-1476 ext. 4272). To make comments on MFLs: To make comments on the Citrus County MFLs for the Chassahowitzka River System and Springs (includes Chassahowitzka Main, Chassahowitzka No.1, Crab Creek, Potter, Ruth and Blind Springs) or the Homosassa River System and Springs (includes Halls River Springs, Southeast Fork Homosassa River Springs, Homosassa Main Springs, Hidden River Springs) go to the water districts website at www.swfwmd.state. fl.us/projects/mfl/ comments.php.

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 A13 CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Freedom, fun makes air boating popular S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterMaybe its the need for the speed or the fact youre practically floating on air when it comes to people and their fondness for air boating. Tommy Anderson, vice president of the Citrus County Airboat Alliance, said his love affair began when he was a kid and eventually led to him buying his first airboat 15 years ago. He has now gone through five boats and has no plans on giving up on the sport. For him, he said he loves the freedom and carefree nature of air boating. Its sort of like you get the wind in your face, he said. Its no worries. Its a blast. The Citrus County Airboat Alliance was formed in 1994. The 125-member club is very involved in the community, Anderson stated, and works on a number of different activities, such as taking handicapped people out in their boats and working on lake cleanup. But on the third Saturday of each month, the group meets up for a bit of recreation. The favorite places to boat are Potts Preserve, Lake Hernando and all the way up to Floral City. When the waters good, we run all over the place, he said. Anderson believes air boating is becoming a popular activity for many people. During the times he has taken people out to experience it for the first, he said the feedback afterward has always been positive. Its the groups hope to change the negative attitudes against airboating. And at the forefront of shining a positive light on it nationally is Wild Bills Airboat Tours near the Sumter County line in Inverness. Wild Bills has been actively playing gracious host to a number of high-profile people who have traveled to Citrus County for a spin on their airboats. Most recently, Americas Got Talent host Nick Cannon visited the establishment. And earlier this month, rising country star Justin Moore went for ride. But early Wednesday morning, brothers Dave and Dan Schlum found themselves in the company of real-live beauty queens when Miss Florida 2011 Kristina Janolo, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan and a number of other Misses from across the state gathered for an airboat ride as a kick off to their adventures journey. They will be camping and learning to do things such as building a fire, said Keith Williams, chairman of the Miss America Board of Directors. Diane Townsend, Dan and Daves mother, owns Wild Bills. During the past 10 years, the business has been gaining attention on a national level, but Dan said they also still foot a good amount of traffic from regular, everyday people just looking to enjoy the air boating experience. Its just fun, enjoyable rides, he said. For more information about the Citrus County Airboat Alliance, visit www.citrusairboat.org. For more information about Wild Bills, visit www.wildbillsairboat tour.com.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-5642924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleWild Bills Airboat Tours recently hosted several pageant contestants, including Miss America 2011. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Boaters idle through Kings Bay just as the sun sets. The waterway is a popular spot for the recreational boater. Anglers describe their perfect day on the water From gulfs salt to springs fresh C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterCRYSTAL RIVER Tammy Banks, 38, and her husband, James, 40, spend a great deal of their recreational time on the waters of Citrus County. The Bankses are Homosassa residents, James since birth and Tammy since she was 8 years old. At least once a week, and on both weekend days in the summertime, they drop their 21-foot Hurricane deck boat into the water at the boat ramp at Fort Island Trail Park in Crystal River. They cruise through Kings Bay and head for the Gulf of Mexico, with a destination a little more than one mile offshore. There they cast a line with the hopes of catching a speckled trout or possibly a redfish. We try to catch redfish, but were not as lucky as with the trout, she said. It just depends on where you go. Tammy said they love to fish, but their day is not complete until the couple heat up their barbecue grill for an afternoon snack while enjoying their day on Citrus waters. She said after a long day on the salt water they head for a refreshing paradise, Three Sisters Springs, where they swim and snorkel in fresh spring water. You can go out and be in salt water and you can come in and get cooled off in fresh water, she said. Tammy said the best thing about living in Citrus County is its waterways. My husband says he would never live anywhere else, she added. And its not so crowded here, its still a little town. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline com. Christmas comes a little later for area fish M ATTHEWB ECK Staff WriterINVERNESS Mark Edwards, director of Citrus County Aquatic Services, says his department has wanted to do something to benefit the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes fishery and the five fish attractors they have placed across chain has done just that. Weve been wanting to do things to improve the fishery and this is the best bang of our buck, he said. We had money set aside and we wanted a good program to benefit the fishermen. The concept for the artificial fish attractor project began in 2009 with the first attractor hitting the waters of Lake Henderson in Inverness in February 2010. Presently, Edwards says there are five attractors all marked by tall, yellow buoys. The one-quarter acre fish attractors are comprised primarily of Christmas trees collected following the holiday from the Citrus County Landfill. In addition, Edwards said wood from citrus trees from Bellamy Groves and some oak limbs have also been utilized to line specific areas on the lake floor. Funding for the ongoing project achieved through a $1 fee collected from the sale of each freshwater fishing license sold in the county. Edwards said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works in partnership with the county on the location of the attractors. Two attractors are in the Inverness pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain, two in Hernando and one in Floral City. Plans for a second in Floral City are in the works and should be started following the start of the New Year. Allen Martin, regional fisheries administrator for the FWC 17-county northcentral region says the project is a worth while venture and has real benefits anglers can see. These attractors are beneficial for anglers. They concentrate fish because they provide fish with structure they can live in and around, he said. Fishermen seem to like them and the attractors are being used regularly. Edwards says the attractors are put in place by workers from Perry Construction at a cost of $6,299.99 per site. We would like to get additional trees, he said of the Christmas trees. They make excellent habitat. Edwards encourages residents to take their Christmas trees to the Citrus County Landfill in Lecanto where they will be inspected and taken by county aquatics workers and deployed in early 2012. The more trees Edwards department has to work with, the more benefit anglers could see in coming years. I think they certainly work to attract fish and assist fishermen in their ability to catch fish, he said. Martin echoed Edwards feelings. These attractors give somebody new to a lake a place to start, he said. And having a place to start is always good. Chronicle staff writer Matthew Beck can be reached at 352-564-2919 or mbeck@chronicleonline. com. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle A worker with Perry Construction drops an anchored Christmas tree into the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes as part of an artificial fish attractor. Citrus County Aquatic Services has established five of the attractors across the chain with plans for more. Hundreds of trees are used to create each quarter-acre fish attractor. Each attractor costs $6,299.99 to create. Each fish attractor is marked by a tall, yellow buoy. COUNTY LAKES There are six lakes in Citrus County that are large enough to be named and associated with boat launch ramps, fish camps and other amenities: Big Lake Henderson. Little Lake Henderson. Lake Holathlikaha. Lake Rousseau. Tsala Apopka Lake Chain. Lake Hernando.SEVEN RIVERS Citrus County is often called the land of Seven Rivers. Those rivers are: Chassahowitzka. Crystal. Homosassa. Halls. St. Martins. Salt. Withlacoochee.Compiled by Darlene Mann, news researcher

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Staff ReportAsk locals about Citrus County, and most likely they will say there is no place like it in the world. Citrus County is 683 square miles and much of it has been set aside to preserve wildlife. Most noteworthy, Citrus County is the home to the largest herd of endangered manatees in the state. Northern and eastern sides of the county are bordered by the Withlacoochee River, the east by the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes and the west by the Gulf of Mexico. Citrus County has more than 52 miles of gulf coast, 106 miles of rivers, and 19,111 acres of lakes. The 30 or so natural springs flow more than 600 million gallons of water daily. Fort Island Gulf Beach, open to the public for swimming and picnicking year round, is located on the coastline of the Gulf. Known as The Mediterranean of the Americas, the Gulf borders the state of Florida on its eastern side and is technically considered part of the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico is its neighbor to the north, Mexico to the west, and Cuba to the southeast. The American states of Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida bound the Gulf, as do the Mexican states of Veracruz, Campeche, Yucatan, Tabasco and Tamaulipas. The ninth largest body of water in the world, the Gulf of Mexico spans some 960 miles across from east to west, and about 540 miles from north to south, with a total surface area of 90,000 square miles. Total shoreline for the Gulf including from Florida to the Yucatan peninsula plus Cuba is about 3,648 miles in length, not including the gulfs many bays and inland water streams. Here are some additional facts about the gulf: Scientists estimate that the Gulf of Mexico formed some 300 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before the first documented explorers spanned its waters. The first known European voyage into the gulf took place when Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci traveled to North America along the coast of Central America in 1497. In 1506, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes sailed through the Gulf of Mexico, and stumbled upon the island of Cuba, adding it to the world map. About a decade later, fellow Spanish explorer Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba crossed the gulf and discovered Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula, leading to the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans. There is plentiful natural gas located just below the gulfs sea floor, making up a quarter of the United States natural gas reserves, and an eighth of its oil. Meanwhile, the gulf boasts one of the most fruitful fisheries in the world, yielding about a quarter of U.S. domestic commercial fishing income in the year 2000. For more information about the Gulf of Mexico, visit ehow.com. A14 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Authorities work to keep waters safe M ATTHEWB ECK ChronicleCRYSTAL RIVER Patrolling the vast amount of public waterways that Citrus County encompasses falls on the shoulders of a number of agencies that include federal, state and local law enforcement. On the local front, the Citrus County Sheriffs Office shoulders the responsibility to provide law enforcement and protect citizens from dangers on the water day and night. David Seidenstucker, a specialenforcement deputy with the sheriffs office specializes in marine as well as ATV enforcement. Deputy Seidenstucker says two of the main roles he and the other deputies that patrol the area lakes and rivers are law enforcement and water-safety enforcement. There is no formal, on-thewater training for boaters and many boaters lack the basic knowledge of what is needed on their boats as far as rules of the road, he said Wednesday morning, navigating his boat across Kings Bay. Basic lack of knowledge is what we see a lot of. For instance, many people out here in Kings Bay dont even know what channel markers mean. Enforcement of speed zones on the tidal rivers on the west side of the county comprises a good deal of the law enforcement for the deputies who patrol the waters. We have about 80 idle and slow zones in the county and its something that we concentrate on, Seidenstucker said. In Kings Bay, especially this time of the year, you can see idle-zone offenders from a mile away. We look for boats violating manatee or idle zones here in the bay. Seidenstucker said the challenges for deputies who patrol the public waters on the east side of the county are somewhat different than the challenges for those who patrol the west side tidal waters. The Withlacoochee River and the Tsala Apopka Chain comprise nearly all of the public waters on the eastern side of the county, and are popular recreation destinations for fishermen, hunters and pleasure boaters. A lot of times on the east side you will find boats that dont have a valid registration or proper safety equipment so the enforcement is a bit different than over here, he said. We also work airboat curfew complaints, too. The responsibility to patrol public waterways is not only left to the sheriffs office. Federally, the United States Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), handle their share of duties, too. State enforcement of game and fish laws fall to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Citrus County Sheriffs Office has local jurisdiction but can handle most responsibilities of the other agencies. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary also patrols the countys waters. Kings Bay has the most concentration of enforcement of any body of water in the county. When we have a major influx of manatee in the river, or on a holiday weekend you could have five different agencies working this bay at one time, Seidenstucker said. With all of the responsibilities that go along with enforcing laws across land and water, emphasis must be placed evenly across both, something the sheriffs office tries to do, according to Capt. Doug Dodd. In C.C., there are some beautiful natural resources, bays, lakes and rivers and we want the public to use those resources responsibility, Capt. Dodd said. We want people to know there are laws and rules governing certain activities, and we want it to be a safe environment for everybody. This is a great area for tourists to come and learn about our area and enjoy the outdoors. The sheriff has a commitment to keep people safe, and patrolling lakes and rivers is part of it. The sheriff has a lot of responsibilities and duties but this is one of those important functions that we have to help protect people out on the water. Chronicle staff writer Matthew Beck can be reached at 352-5642919 or mbeck@chronicleonline. com. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle David Seidenstucker, a special-enforcement deputy with the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, left, and sheriffs office Capt. Doug Dodd patrol Kings Bay Wednesday morning. Law enforcement and water safety are primary roles the sheriffs office plays along the countys public waters. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Citrus Countys western border features a grassy marshland that buffers the coastline from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf boasts a vast array of fish and wildlife, like this bottlenose dolphin. Facts about the Gulf of Mexico On Citrus Countys ribbon of rivers and placid lakes, residents are navigating a balance between the rights of people who live on the cusps of these waterways and people who use them for recreation and to gawk at natures bounty. On the bank sit the agents of government charged with refereeing conflicts and protecting the animals who also call the water home. Michael Lusk, manager of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, said his mandate is clear. We try to be as respectful as possible to our neighbors, but we are here to make sure that the manatees are protected and taxpayers who live here and other parts of the United States can come here and be able to see the mammals and enjoy the refuge. People who live on public waterways have to expect a certain level of intrusion into their lives, whether it is someone looking at manatees across the canal from your home or from a passing boat, he said. Lusks employer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, unveiled a controversial plan last June to, among other things, reduce boat speeds from 35 mph to 25 mph around Buzzard Island, commonly known as the sport zone. This fall, Lusk and a landscape architectural firm also put forth a conceptual plan for Three Sisters Springs to turn it into a tourism draw. Both plans have drawn the ire of residents and in the case of the Kings Bay rules, both county and city of Crystal River officials have threatened legal action if the plans are adopted. Mike Kirk, who lives near Three Sisters, said his home sits in a sanctuary area which already forbids several activities between November and March. We feel like we have already given up a lot of our rights just based on that, but now we have this plan (the Three Sisters plan, that) wants to put observation platforms in full sight of our houses, Kirk said. Kirk said he and his wife, Susan, had been strong supporters of the bid to purchase the 57-acre Three Sisters property, but were surprised by the conceptual plan which in part is at odds with the management plan. The management plan says clearly that to address privacy concerns of neighbors, the platforms are to be placed away from houses, Kirk said. And away from houses to him means zero platforms. But, Lusk said, the management plan was written by people and mistakes can happen with wording and interpretation of words. At the end of the day, my role is to make sure we manage the property in the best way that we can so the taxpayers of this country are able to come here and have reasonable access points from which they can see the manatee, which is why people come here, Lusk said. A longtime resident of the bay is Crystal River City Councilman Ron Kitchen, who said he has always maintained a balanced approach about riparian rights. The expectation has always been there, since we live on a boat, that some of the privacy rights enjoyed by others may not apply to me. You know, people ask Dont you get tired of people going by and looking into your boat? My answer is always no, because generally people are respectful and do not make a lot of noise as they go by. However, there are the occasional cases of people making noises or littering, which I dont like. But Kitchen said his experiences living first on land by the bay and now in the water have been mostly positive. Jeff Summers, an enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) said water rights are some of the recurring issues the commission confronts routinely. We get people saying things like That guy caught my snook from right under my dock, Summers said. Well, my answer is usually that you may not like it, but as long as they are not physically using your dock to catch the fish, they (can) catch fish under the dock. A lot of people dont realize if you live on a navigable waterway, there is very little you can do to keep people away.Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. FREEDOM Continued from Page A1 DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleNorth of the public area at Lake Hernando is good for fishing and has a bait store and tables for a picnic and docks. The Dont Worry Be Happy slogan is correct for the Lake Hernando area. People who live on public waterways have to expect a certain level of intrusion into their lives. Michael Lusk manager, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Associated PressDALLAS While Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks were on the court celebrating the championship they won over LeBron James and Dwyane Wade last season, the Miami Heat were gathered in another part of the building. It wasnt because they dreaded watching the ceremony, they insisted. They were simply getting ready to show everyone why they are favored to win it all this season. James and Wade led a series of scoring waves that put Miami ahead by 35 points midway through the third quarter, the lead peaking when James soared to the rim and tipped an alley-oop pass to Wade so he could have the dunk instead. The game was essentially over then, although the Mavs reserves fueled a late rally that made the final score look close, 105-94. We tried to play aggressive, James said. Were a focused team. We had a great training camp. We came in with the same mindset we had at practice, use our speed and play with mental focus. James finished with 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Wade had 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Miami scored at least 30 points in each of the first three quarters. Celebration or not, we had a game plan and implemented it, Wade said. We came out and played a good game. Maybe the pregame festivities left the Mavs emotionally drained because they were down by 15 after one quarter and 21 at halftime. They then gave up 14 straight points early in the third quarter. The blowout had less to do with an emotional hangover and more to do with exposing the slow process of breaking in a new rotation. Dallas lost center Tyson Chandler and backup point guard J.J. Barea and added guard Vince Carter, do-it-all Lamar Odom and backup guard Delonte West. Were going to have to forge Miami opens NBA season with victory LeBrons 37 lifts Heat past Mavs in 105-94 win S PORTS Section B MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 Scoreboard/B3 NFL/ B4 NFL, College Football/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 TV/puzzles/ B8 Comics/ B9 Classifieds/ B10 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Xavier ends losing streak with win over Southern Illinois./ B3 SPORTS BRIEFS Pierce out of season opener NEW YORK Boston forward Paul Pierce missed the NBA season opener at New York because of a bruised right heel, and the Celtics hope he can return Tuesday when they visit Miami. Sasha Pavlovic started at forward for the Celtics on Sunday. Coach Doc Rivers says Pierce did little during a light practice Saturday, making it an easy decision to sideline the All-Star. Rivers says he might bring Pierce off the bench when he can play, since he has had only one practice so far. Knicks coach Mike DAntoni says he would likely be without backup point guard Mike Bibby because of a sore back. Leafs coach gets deal extension TORONTO Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson has gotten his Christmas wish. Two days after hinting on Twitter of his desire for a new contract, Wilson says the team has given him an extension. He came! He came! Remember saying that as a little kid? Well he did: I got a new Red Ryder BB gun and a contract extension! Wilson tweeted Sunday morning. The team did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation. Wilson tweeted Friday what he wanted for Christmas was a new contract from general manager Brian Burke. The 56-year-old Wilson is in the final season of a fouryear contract. The Leafs are sixth in the Eastern Conference with 40 points. Bengals beg fans to come to game CINCINNATI The Bengals are one victory away from reaching the playoffs, but they still cant draw much of a crowd. They had another small one for a 23-16 win over Arizona on Saturday that moved them to 9-6, securing only their third winning record in the past 21 years. With a victory next Sunday over Baltimore, they would clinch the final AFC wildcard berth and get a chance for their first playoff win since the 1990 season. Theyre lobbying for fans to finally show up for the big game. They drew only 41,273 Saturday and have played before the smallest crowds in Paul Brown Stadium history this season. There are longstanding fan resentments over the teams ownership and its lack of success on the field. From wire reports Paul Pierce Dallas Mavericks power forward Lamar Odom, right, drives against Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem in the first half of Sundays game. Associated Press See MIAMI / Page B3 H OWARDF ENDRICH AP Pro Football WriterAsk Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice JonesDrew whether he would try to play through a concussion or yank himself from a game, and hell provide a straightforward answer. Hide it, the NFL s leading rusher said. The bottom line is: You have to be able to put food on the table. No ones going to sign or want a guy who cant stay healthy. I know there will be a day when Im going to have trouble walking. I realize that, Jones-Drew said. But this is what I signed up for. Injuries are part of the game. If you dont want to get hit, then you shouldnt be playing. Other players say they would do the same: Hide it. In a series of interviews about head injuries with The Associated Press over the past two weeks, 23 of 44 NFL players slightly more than half said they would try to conceal a possible concussion rather than pull themselves out of a game. Some acknowledged they already have. Players also said they should be better protected from their own instincts: More than twothirds of the group the AP talked to wants independent neurologists on sidelines during games. The AP spoke to a cross-section of players at least one from each of the 32 NFL teams to gauge whether concussion safety and attitudes about head injuries have changed in the past two years of close attention devoted to the issue. The group included 33 starters Some NFL players still willing to hide concussions AP discusses risky behavior with 44 pros NFL players answer questions about concussions The Associated Press interviewed 44 NFL players at least one from each of the leagues 32 teams from Dec. 14-22, to get a sense of whether concussion safety and attitudes about head injuries have changed in the past two years. These are the questions the AP asked, and the answers players gave: AP Specifically with regard to concussions, is playing in the NFL safer, more dangerous or the same as it was in 2009, when the issue first began to get a lot of attention? If you get what you think could be a concussion, do you think you would hide it and try to stay in the game or immediately pull yourself out? Should the NFL have independent neurologists at games to examine players and determine whether they should be held out because of concussions? Can more be done to protect players from head injuries? Is that a change from 2009? NOTE: Of those the AP spoke to, 33 are primarily starters, 11 are primarily reserves; 25 play on offense, 19 play on defense. All have played in the league at least three seasons. Safer Same More dangerous Not sure Hide it Immediately leave Yes No No answer Yes No No answer Yes No No answer 28 13 2 1 23 21 7 26 11 3 10 31 2 24 18 See NFL / Page B3 Pack pounds Bears Associated Press Chicago Bears' Kahlil Bell (32) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews (52) during the first half of Sundays game in Green Bay, Wis. The Bears recovered the ball. The Packers won 35-21. Check Tuesdays paper for full coverage. Maurice Jones-Drew

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and 11 reserves; 25 players on offense and 19 on defense; all have played at least three seasons in the NFL. The players tended to indicate they are more aware of the possible long-term effects of jarring hits to their heads than they once were. In a sign of the sort of progress the league wants, five players said while they would have tried to conceal a concussion during a game in 2009, now they would seek help. You look at some of the cases where you see some of the retired players and the issues that theyre having now, even with some of the guys whove passed and had their brains examined you see what their brains look like now, said Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, the NFL s leading tackler. That does play a part in how I think now about it. But his teammate, backup fullback Mike Sellers, said hes hidden concussions in the past and would highly doubt any player would willingly take himself out of a game. You want to continue to play. Youre a competitor. Youre not going to tell on yourself. There have been times Ive been dinged, and theyve taken my helmet from me, and ... Id snatch my helmet back and get back on the field, Sellers said. A lot of guys wouldnt say anything because a lot of guys wouldnt think anything during the game, until afterward, when they have a headache or they cant remember certain things. San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith captured a popular sentiment: Players know of the potential problems, yet would risk further damage. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out if (you have) a concussion, youre probably damaging your brain a little bit. Just like if you sprain your wrist a bunch, youre going to have some wrist problems down the road. Yeah, Id still play through it. Its part of it. Its part of the game, Smith said. I think if youre noticeably messed up, yeah, theyll take you out. But if youve just got some blurry vision, Id say thats the players call. And most guys 99 percent of guys in the NFL are going to play through it. Smith said he sustained one concussion in high school (You dont know who you are, is how he described it) and another in college (Walking around the whole time, but I dont remember anything until six hours later). The NFL likes to say views about concussions have shifted from simply accepting theyre part of the sport to doing whats possible to lessen impacts. Commissioner Roger Goodell talks about changing the culture, so players dont try to walk it off after taking hits to the head. Yet the APs conversations with players showed there is room for more adjustments, which did not surprise Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, co-chairman of the NFL s head, neck and spine committee. The culture change takes awhile, Ellenbogen said in a telephone interview. Why would these guys want to go out? They love playing the game. They dont want to leave their team. They want to win. I understand all that. And thats why we have to be on our toes with coming up with exams that are hard to beat, so to speak. New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief put it this way: We all grew up with, Hey, get back in there. You (only) got your bell rung. And while its changing now, I think its going to take time for the mindset to change. A few players said theyd be particularly inclined to hide a concussion if it happened in a playoff game or the Super Bowl. Some said their decision would depend on the severity of a head injury but theyd hide it if they could. S COREBOARD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 B3 an identity with this team; its a different team, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. Thats work, and its going to take honesty, and its not going to be easy. Carter took Dallas first two shots, an 18-footer and a layup. Both missed. West started the second half in his place and finished with 10 points. Carter had five points, two rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes. Odom the NBAs reigning Sixth Man of the Year, who was acquired from the Lakers a few weeks ago for merely a trade exception entered to a standing ovation, and got fans roaring again when he made a 3pointer that tied the game at 11. He missed his next five shots before getting ejected midway through the third quarter, but still left to loud cheers. He had four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes. Weve got to get better and it will take a little time to get better, Odom said. Jason Terry sparked a Dallas rally, that started after Odom was tossed, and wound up leading Dallas with 23 points. Nowitzki scored 21 in three quarters. Shawn Marion scored 12 and broke the pinky finger on his left hand. NBA Commissioner David Stern attended the game and took part in the banner raising ceremony. Fans greeted him with boos, perhaps showing disgust over the lockout that delayed the start of the season from Nov. 1 and shrunk the season by 16 games. Fans had plenty more to cheer, such as Terry proclaiming, Thirty-one years you waited 31 years! to call your team a champion, ladies and gentlemen. A champion! Nowitzki, Terry, Jason Kidd and many more players, coaches and staff each got a strand to yank as part of the unveiling of the banner at court level. Nowitzki and Kidd seemed awed as they watched it rise to the rafters. They couldnt take their eyes off it or didnt want to. 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Florida12(44)Ohio St. Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon46(72)Wisconsin Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma St.33(74)Stanford Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan12(51)Virginia Tech Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami ClemsonPk3(60)West Virginia Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Arkansas77(62)Kansas St. Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh53(47)SMU Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas St.11(63)N. Illinois Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans Alabama+11(40)LSU NFL Tonight FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New Orleans66(52)AtlantaNHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers332184469972 Philadelphia3421944611899 Pittsburgh35201144411491 New Jersey3419141399599 N.Y. Islanders33111662877108 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston3323914711963 Toronto351813440110113 Ottawa361714539111122 Buffalo34161533592101 Montreal36131673388101 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida3618117439498 Winnipeg35161453796104 Washington33171423698101 Tampa Bay34141733190116 Carolina36111962891121 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago35229448118102 St. Louis3420104448774 Detroit34211214311178 Nashville3518134409599 Columbus3492142285117 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota3620115458682 Vancouver35211224411585 Calgary3617154389098 Colorado36181713796105 Edmonton3415163339391 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Dallas3420131419296 San Jose3219103419577 Phoenix3518143399292 Los Angeles3516145377685 Anaheim3491962480113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturdays Games No games scheduled Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays Games Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 9 p.m. Associated Press Miami Heat forward LeBron James lines up for a free throw during the second half of Sundays game against the Dallas Mavericks. Associated Press Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said he would seek help and not try to conceal a concussion. Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY Kevin Durant scored 30 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder win its season opener with a 97-89 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Durant led the league in scoring the past two seasons, including averaging 27.7 last season. On Sunday, he was 11-of-19 from the field and added five rebounds and six assists. James Harden added 19 points and the Thunder held Orlando star Dwight Howard to 11 points. The Thunder lost to Dallas last year in the Western Conference finals but are expected to one of the top teams this season. Ryan Anderson scored 25 points and Jameer Nelson added 18 for the Magic, who shot 37 percent from the field and had 18 turnovers. Bulls 88, Lakers 87 LOS ANGELES Derrick Rose scored 22 points and hit a short go-ahead jumper with 4.8 seconds to play, and the Chicago Bulls rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final four minutes for a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Luol Deng scored 21 points and blocked Kobe Bryants short shot right before the buzzer as the Bulls hung on for a thrilling finish to both clubs first-ever Christmas meeting. Bryant scored 28 points and committed eight turnovers while playing with a torn wrist ligament for the Lakers, who nearly shook off their tumultuous preseason for a surprising win. Instead, Los Angeles was outscored 17-5 in the final 3:36. Knicks 106, Celtics 104 NEW YORK Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, including a pair of free throws with the game tied and 16 seconds left, and New York survived a seesaw season opener to beat Boston. Amare Stoudemire added 21 points, and Toney Douglas had 19 for the Knicks, who led by 17 in the first half, trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter, then pulled out a thrilling Christmas victory in the delayed opener to the 2011-12 season. Rajon Rondo had 31 points and 13 assists, nearly leading the Celtics back without an injured Paul Pierce. But Kevin Garnett missed a jumper just before the buzzer, the kind of shot Boston always seems to make against the Knicks. Brandon Bass had 20 points and 11 rebounds in his Celtics debut, and Ray Allen added 20 points. Garnett finished with 15 points. Oklahoma City defeats Orlando Associated PressHONOLULU Tu Holloway scored 21 points and No. 14 Xavier ended a three-game losing streak with an 87-77 victory over Southern Illinois on Sunday in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic. Before a sparse, morning crowd on Christmas Day, the Musketeers won for the first time since Dec. 10, when they beat Cincinnati in a game cut short in the closing seconds by brawling and mayhem on the court. This was the first threegame losing streak for Xavier under coach Chris Mack and first since the 2007-08 season. Mark Lyons scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Musketeers (9-3). Andre Walker and Travis Taylor added 13 apiece for Xavier, which made 35 of 44 free throws. The Salukis (38) were led by Dantiel Daniels 22 points. Southern Illinois cut it to 68-64 at 8:45 after a 3-point play by Daniels, but an 8-1 run gave the Musketers a 9point cushion. Associated Press Xavier guard Mark Lyons, center, splits Southern Illinois guard Kendal Brown-Surles, left, and forward Antonio Bryer on the way to the basket in the first half of Sundays game, in Honolulu. NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York101.000 New Jersey00.000 Philadelphia00.000 Toronto00.000 Boston01.0001 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami101.000 Atlanta00.000 Charlotte00.000 Washington00.000 Orlando01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago101.000 Cleveland00.000 Detroit00.000 Indiana00.000 Milwaukee00.000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB Houston00.000 Memphis00.000 New Orleans00.000 San Antonio00.000 Dallas01.000 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City101.000 Denver00.000 Minnesota00.000 Portland00.000 Utah00.000 Pacific Division WLPctGB Golden State00.000 L.A. Clippers00.000 Phoenix00.000 Sacramento00.000 L.A. Lakers01.000 Sundays Games New York 106, Boston 104 Miami 105, Dallas 94 Chicago 88, L.A. Lakers 87 Oklahoma City 97, Orlando 89 L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Mondays Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Xavier bests Southern Illinois Orlando Magic guard Jason Richardson goes up for a shot as Oklahoma City Thunders Serge Ibaka defends during the first quarter of Sundays game in Oklahoma City. Associated Press

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B4 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE NFL Associated Press New York Jets Shonn Greene, center, is brought down by New York Giants defenders Antrel Rolle (26), Kenny Phillips (21) and Corey Webster (23) during the third quarter of Saturdays game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 29-14. Saturdays NFL ROUNDUP Associated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Victor Cruz set two franchise receiving records, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two touchdowns as the Giants kept their playoff hopes alive by winning the New York-area bragging rights with a 29-14 victory over the Jets on Saturday. After a week of trash talk about who ruled the city, neither team did much to boast about. But the Giants (8-7) did more than the Jets (8-7) and can win the NFC East with a victory next week against Dallas. The Jets playoff hopes took a serious hit, and they will need to win at Miami next week and get help from several other teams. Cruz, who had three catches for 164 yards, broke Amani Toomers single-season mark for yards receiving and the teams record for longest touchdown reception, a 99-yarder that gave the Giants the lead for good in the second quarter.Lions 38, Chargers 10DETROIT The Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half. Detroit (10-5) has won three straight after a seven-game slump to earn a wildcard spot. The Lions held San Diego scoreless until midway through the third quarter, when Philip Rivers threw an 11-yard pass to Malcom Floyd to make it 24-7. Patriots 27, Dolphins 24 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Tom Brady ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and New England rallied to clinch a playoff bye. The Patriots trailed 17-0 at halftime then scored on their first five possessions in the second half. The Dolphins helped when Matt Moore lost a fumble at his 38-yard line then threw an interception that Devin McCourty picked off at the Patriots 2. New England (12-3) won its seventh straight game. Miami (5-10) lost for the third time in eight games after opening at 0-7 and is 1-1 under Todd Bowles, who took over when Tony Sparano was fired.Raiders 16, Chiefs 13, OT KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 36-yard field goal 2:13 into overtime, eliminating Kansas City from the playoff race and keeping Oaklands AFC West title hopes alive. Carson Palmer threw for 237 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders (8-7). His perfectly thrown 53-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey early in overtime set up Janikowskis winning kick, allowing Oakland to avoid a second straight late-game meltdown. Kyle Orton threw for 300 yards for Kansas City, his only TD pass going to Dwayne Bowe with 1:02 left to tie. Bills 40, Broncos 14ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. Jairus Byrd and Spencer Johnson returned Tim Tebow interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter to help Buffalo snap a seven-game losing streak. Tebow finished with a career-worst four interceptions as the Broncos (8-7) fell into a tie with Oakland for first place in the AFC West. Byrd scored on a 37-yard return with 8:03 left and Johnson had a 17-yarder 18 seconds later for Buffalo (6-9).Titans 23, Jaguars 17NASHVILLE, Tenn. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 240 of his 350 yards in the first half as Tennessee tried to keep its faint playoff hopes alive. The Titans (8-7) snapped a two-game skid, and head to Houston with a chance at their first winning record since 2008. Rob Bironas kicked three field goals, including a pair of 51-yarders, and Jamie Harper ran for a touchdown. Jared Cook had a 55-yard TD catch and finished with 169 yards receiving, a franchise high for a tight end. Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFLs rushing leader, ran for 103 yards and a TD for the Jaguars (4-11).Bengals 23, Cardinals 16CINCINNATI Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Cincinnati withstood yet another fourth-quarter comeback by Arizona that kept the Bengals in playoff contention. Dalton threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Gresham and a 19yarder to Jerome Simpson, who did a somersault over a defender and landed on both feet in the end zone. Dalton joined Peyton Manning (26), Charlie Conerly (22) and Dan Marino (20) as the only NFL rookies to throw 20 touchdowns. Arizona (7-8) rallied from a 23-0 deficit and had a chance to tie. Receiver Early Doucet was uncovered at the goal line but tripped as he ran, letting a fourthdown pass fall incomplete with 1:11 left.Vikings 33, Redskins 26LANDOVER, Md. The Minnesota Vikings overcame injuries to Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder on back-to-back plays to end a six-game losing streak. Toby Gerhart filled in for Peterson and set up a touchdown with a 67-yard run, and Joe Webb threw for two TDs and ran for another while subbing for Ponder. Webbs 8-yard pass to Percy Harvin broke a 23-all tie early in the fourth quarter, and rookie Mistral Raymonds first career interception set up Ryan Longwells 23-yard field goal that gave the Vikings a 10-point lead with 4:05 to play. The Vikings are 3-12. The Redskins lost their sixth straight home game to fall to 5-10. Panthers 48, Bucs 16 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Cam Newton broke Peyton Mannings rookie record for yards passing in a season and set a franchise record with a 91-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell. Newton threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a remarkable 49-yard run up the middle in which he outraced smaller defensive backs to the end zone. The Panthers (6-9) scored on eight of their first nine possessions and piled up 397 yards in three quarters against the leagues 30th-ranked defense. Tampa Bay (4-11) lost its ninth in a row.Steelers 27, Rams 0 PITTSBURGH Rashard Mendenhall ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Charlie Batch played efficiently in place of an injured Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers (11-4) kept their hopes of an AFC North title alive even with Roethlisbergers sprained left ankle forcing him to watch the game from the sideline. Pittsburgh hardly needed him. St. Louis (2-13) managed just 232 yards while getting shut out for the second time this month. The Rams lost their sixth straight.Ravens 20, Browns 14BALTIMORE Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and Baltimore moved one step closer to winning the AFC North. Ray Rice ran for 87 yards and caught a TD pass for the Ravens (11-4), who led 17-0 at halftime and held on against the bumbling Browns. Baltimore completed its first unbeaten season at home (8-0). Josh Cribbs had a career-high 84-yard punt return for Cleveland (4-11). But the Browns generated little offense and were victimized by questionable play calling, bad clock management and untimely penalties in their fifth straight loss. 49ers 19, Seahawks 17 SEATTLE David Akers kicked four field goals, including a 39-yarder with 2:57 left, and San Francisco hung on against Seattle (7-8). Larry Grant sealed the win by forcing Tarvaris Jacksons fumble that was recovered by Donte Whitner with 1:07 left. San Francisco (12-3), which already clinched the NFC West, remained in position for the No. 2 seed in the conference and a first-round playoff bye. Akers set an NFL record with his 42nd field goal of the season. Eagles 20, Cowboys 7 ARLINGTON, Texas Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal. This game became somewhat meaningless midway through the first quarter. A victory by the Giants eliminated the Eagles (7-8) from the playoffs and turned the Dallas-New York game next weekend into a showdown to decide the NFC East title. The Cowboys (8-7) sat quarterback Tony Romo after one series and running back Felix Jones after two. Playoff hopes alive Giants beat Jets, stay in post-season hunt New York Giants running back DaRel Scott, left, congratulates running back Ahmad Bradshaw after a touchdown during the fourth quarter. Giants 29, Jets 14 N.Y. Giants01071229 N.Y. Jets700714 First Quarter NYJBaker 5 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 7:56. Second Quarter NYGFG Tynes 21, 11:51. NYGCruz 99 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 2:12. Third Quarter NYGBradshaw 14 run (Tynes kick), :13. Fourth Quarter NYGFG Tynes 36, 13:18. NYJSanchez 1 run (Folk kick), 7:17. NYGCanty safety, 2:13. NYGBradshaw 19 run (Tynes kick), 2:04. A,088. NYGNYJ First downs1122 Total Net Yards332331 Rushes-yards26-11525-105 Passing217226 Punt Returns3-74-74 Kickoff Returns3-775-110 Interceptions Ret.2-471-20 Comp-Att-Int9-27-130-59-2 Sacked-Yards Lost2-85-32 Punts9-43.49-42.1 Fumbles-Lost0-01-1 Penalties-Yards5-4510-95 Time of Possession23:5436:06 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGN.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 15-54, Jacobs 7-42, Ware 3-20, Manning 1-(minus 1). N.Y. Jets, Greene 14-58, Tomlinson 5-29, Sanchez 4-13, Kerley 1-6, Holmes 1-(minus 1). PASSINGN.Y. Giants, Manning 9-27-1-225. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 30-59-2-258. RECEIVINGN.Y. Giants, Cruz 3-164, Nicks 120, Jacobs 1-13, D.Thomas 1-11, Bradshaw 18, Ware 1-5, Barden 1-4. N.Y. Jets, Keller 8-77, Tomlinson 6-36, Kerley 5-36, Holmes 4-50, Burress 3-34, Greene 3-20, Baker 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSN.Y. Jets, Folk 44 (WR). Eagles 20, Cowboys 7 Philadelphia773320 Dallas00077 First Quarter PhiCelek 13 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 11:30. Second Quarter PhiMaclin 5 pass from Vick (Henery kick), :05. Third Quarter PhiFG Henery 43, 4:30. Fourth Quarter PhiFG Henery 51, 13:25. DalAustin 4 pass from McGee (Bailey kick), :07. A,834. PhiDal First downs2016 Total Net Yards386238 Rushes-yards26-10523-81 Passing281157 Punt Returns2-204-18 Kickoff Returns1-33-95 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int18-32-024-40-0 Sacked-Yards Lost2-123-25 Punts6-42.79-38.1 Fumbles-Lost1-10-0 Penalties-Yards5-476-47 Time of Possession27:3732:23 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGPhiladelphia, McCoy 13-35, Brown 8-33, D.Jackson 2-27, Vick 3-10. Dallas, Morris 13-29, McGee 4-28, Jones 4-24, Fiammetta 11, Washington 1-(minus 1). PASSINGPhiladelphia, Vick 18-32-0-293. Dallas, McGee 24-38-0-182, Romo 0-2-0-0. RECEIVINGPhiladelphia, D.Jackson 5-90, Maclin 5-72, Celek 2-52, Avant 2-35, Cooper 128, McCoy 1-10, Harbor 1-9, Hall 1-(minus 3). Dallas, Bryant 6-62, Austin 4-40, Witten 4-24, Morris 4-10, Bennett 3-28, Washington 2-13, Robinson 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone.Vikings 33, Redskins 26Minnesota37131033 Washington01010626 First Quarter MinFG Longwell 36, 7:11. Second Quarter MinPeterson 1 run (Longwell kick), 14:56. WasStallworth 5 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 10:46. WasFG Gano 26, 1:02. Third Quarter WasFG Gano 53, 10:40. MinWebb 9 run (Longwell kick), 9:23. WasGaffney 4 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 5:57. MinRudolph 17 pass from Webb (kick failed), 2:41. Fourth Quarter WasFG Gano 25, 12:41. MinHarvin 8 pass from Webb (Longwell kick), 10:06. MinFG Longwell 23, 4:05. WasFG Gano 47, 1:25. A,370. MinWas First downs2023 Total Net Yards389397 Rushes-yards38-24124-141 Passing148256 Punt Returns1-43-14 Kickoff Returns7-1453-80 Interceptions Ret.1-310-0 Comp-Att-Int12-18-026-41-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-43-28 Punts3-44.32-39.5 Fumbles-Lost2-01-1 Penalties-Yards4-408-64 Time of Possession29:3430:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGMinnesota, Gerhart 11-109, Harvin 4-39, Peterson 12-38, Webb 5-34, Ponder 4-20, Booker 2-1. Washington, Royster 19-132, Torain 4-8, Banks 1-1. PASSINGMinnesota, Webb 4-5-0-84, Ponder 8-13-0-68. Washington, Grossman 26-41-1-284. RECEIVINGMinnesota, Harvin 5-65, Aromashodu 2-36, Rudolph 2-23, Peterson 2-14, Camarillo 1-14. Washington, Gaffney 6-77, Stallworth 5-59, Moss 4-46, Austin 3-39, Young 2-33, Royster 2-15, Torain 2-4, Armstrong 1-6, Paulsen 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSMinnesota, Longwell 49 (SH). Lions 38, Chargers 10San Diego0010010 Detroit10147738 First Quarter DetPettigrew 7 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 10:52. DetFG Hanson 50, :33. Second Quarter DetK.Smith 3 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 7:11. DetJohnson 14 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), :31. Third Quarter SDFloyd 11 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 8:38. SDFG Novak 22, 4:53. DetK.Smith 6 run (Hanson kick), :16. Fourth Quarter DetAvril 4 interception return (Hanson kick), 2:28. A,469. SDDet First downs2024 Total Net Yards367440 Rushes-yards16-7023-87 Passing297353 Punt Returns1-172-7 Kickoff Returns3-691-29 Interceptions Ret.0-02-47 Comp-Att-Int28-53-229-36-0 Sacked-Yards Lost1-23-20 Punts4-41.53-41.3 Fumbles-Lost0-01-0 Penalties-Yards1-103-8 Time of Possession27:3932:21 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSan Diego, Mathews 11-58, Tolbert 4-9, Hester 1-3. Detroit, K.Smith 15-49, Morris 5-22, Burleson 1-11, Stafford 2-5. PASSINGSan Diego, Rivers 28-53-2-299. Detroit, Stafford 29-36-0-373. RECEIVINGSan Diego, Floyd 6-95, Tolbert 632, Gates 4-40, Mathews 3-16, Jackson 2-41, V.Brown 2-34, Crayton 2-20, McMichael 2-18, Hester 1-3. Detroit, Pettigrew 9-80, Burleson 683, Johnson 4-102, T.Young 4-39, Scheffler 347, K.Smith 2-12, Morris 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone. Panthers 48, Bucs 16 Tampa Bay0100616 Carolina101021748 First Quarter CarD.Williams 8 run (Mare kick), 10:12. CarFG Mare 21, 8:27. Second Quarter TBBenn 4 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 14:07. CarLaFell 91 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 13:06. TBFG Barth 42, 5:33. CarFG Mare 19, :25. Third Quarter CarD.Williams 22 run (Mare kick), 11:55. CarStewart 11 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 3:24. CarNewton 49 run (Mare kick), :24. Fourth Quarter CarShockey 8 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 14:53. TBFreeman 1 run (pass failed), 11:08. A,363. TBCar First downs2220 Total Net Yards317433 Rushes-yards19-5931-270 Passing258163 Punt Returns1-91-1 Kickoff Returns5-1011-17 Interceptions Ret.0-01-20 Comp-Att-Int28-38-112-17-0 Sacked-Yards Lost3-161-8 Punts1-59.02-46.5 Fumbles-Lost3-30-0 Penalties-Yards7-648-77 Time of Possession32:5727:03 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGTampa Bay, Lumpkin 7-24, Madu 4-20, Blount 2-11, Freeman 6-4. Carolina, Stewart 7-88, D.Williams 7-66, Newton 6-65, Vaughan 7-24, Smith 1-23, Brockel 2-5, D.Anderson 1-(minus 1). PASSINGTampa Bay, Freeman 28-38-1-274. Carolina, Newton 12-17-0-171. RECEIVINGTampa Bay, Winslow 6-63, Stroughter 4-52, Madu 4-42, Williams 4-39, Lumpkin 4-38, Stocker 3-14, Parker 1-16, Briscoe 1-6, Benn 1-4. Carolina, LaFell 3-103, D.Williams 2-18, Shockey 2-14, Naanee 2-12, Stewart 1-11, Smith 1-9, Brockel 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone.49ers 19, Seahawks 17 San Francisco0310619 Seattle730717 First Quarter SeaBaldwin 13 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 11:35. Second Quarter SFFG Akers 53, 14:28. SeaFG Hauschka 19, 1:30. Third Quarter SFGore 4 run (Akers kick), 11:01. SFFG Akers 29, 4:04. Fourth Quarter SFFG Akers 44, 12:37. SeaLynch 4 run (Hauschka kick), 6:41. SFFG Akers 39, 2:57. A,697. SFSea First downs2114 Total Net Yards349267 Rushes-yards40-17827-126 Passing171141 Punt Returns2-411-24 Kickoff Returns3-865-107 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int14-26-015-28-0 Sacked-Yards Lost2-83-22 Punts3-36.05-45.4 Fumbles-Lost1-01-1 Penalties-Yards6-776-51 Time of Possession32:5427:06 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSan Francisco, Gore 23-83, Hunter 12-73, Ale.Smith 5-22. Seattle, Lynch 21-107, Washington 2-9, Jackson 3-5, Forsett 1-5. PASSINGSan Francisco, Ale.Smith 14-26-0179. Seattle, Jackson 15-28-0-163. RECEIVINGSan Francisco, Crabtree 5-85, V.Davis 4-54, Gore 1-13, Hunter 1-11, Edwards 1-9, K.Williams 1-4, Miller 1-3. Seattle, Tate 3-16, Lynch 2-24, Forsett 2-20, Obomanu 2-20, Baldwin 2-17, Butler 2-13, Lockette 1-44, Miller 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALSSan Francisco, Akers 52 (SH). Bengals 23, Cards 16Arizona0001616 Cincinnati10103023 First Quarter CinFG Nugent 24, 10:55. CinGresham 11 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 6:24. Second Quarter CinSimpson 19 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 2:46. CinFG Nugent 41, :00. Third Quarter CinFG Nugent 32, 3:09. Fourth Quarter AriFitzgerald 30 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 11:25. AriKing 2 pass from Skelton (run failed), 7:39. AriFG Feely 29, 3:16. A,273. AriCin First downs1721 Total Net Yards316301 Rushes-yards18-5934-165 Passing257136 Punt Returns2-(-3)2-6 Kickoff Returns4-692-40 Interceptions Ret.0-03-17 Comp-Att-Int23-44-318-31-0 Sacked-Yards Lost5-402-18 Punts6-38.35-43.0 Fumbles-Lost1-02-2 Penalties-Yards6-876-47 Time of Possession28:2131:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGArizona, Wells 14-53, Skelton 4-6. Cincinnati, Benson 16-57, Dalton 5-48, Scott 10-28, Green 2-25, Peerman 1-7. PASSINGArizona, Skelton 23-44-3-297. Cincinnati, Dalton 18-31-0-154. RECEIVINGArizona, Fitzgerald 6-105, Roberts 6-75, Doucet 2-47, Heap 2-29, Taylor 2-19, Housler 1-11, Wells 1-8, King 1-2, Stephens-Howling 1-2, Peterson 1-(minus 1). Cincinnati, Gresham 5-56, Simpson 5-42, Whalen 3-20, Green 2-25, Benson 1-8, Hawkins 1-3, Lee 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALSCincinnati, Nugent 35 (WR), 48 (WR). Steelers 27, Rams 0 St. Louis00000 Pittsburgh3731427 First Quarter PitFG Suisham 21, 4:43. Second Quarter PitClay 10 run (Suisham kick), 6:50. Third Quarter PitFG Suisham 49, 9:19. Fourth Quarter PitMendenhall 1 run (Suisham kick), 8:58. PitRedman 2 run (Suisham kick), 3:14. A,081. StLPit First downs1517 Total Net Yards232377 Rushes-yards36-16428-169 Passing68208 Punt Returns3-311-5 Kickoff Returns3-721-30 Interceptions Ret.1-70-0 Comp-Att-Int9-24-015-22-1 Sacked-Yards Lost3-230-0 Punts7-40.14-47.8 Fumbles-Lost1-00-0 Penalties-Yards4-217-50 Time of Possession30:4529:15 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSt. Louis, S.Jackson 24-103, Williams 9-42, Clemens 2-10, Jones 1-9. Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 18-116, Redman 8-35, Clay 1-10, A.Brown 1-8. PASSINGSt. Louis, Clemens 9-24-0-91. Pittsburgh, C.Batch 15-22-1-208. RECEIVINGSt. Louis, Lloyd 3-29, Alexander 2-25, S.Jackson 2-24, Kendricks 2-13. Pittsburgh, Wallace 4-82, Ward 4-32, A.Brown 3-34, Mendenhall 1-35, Miller 1-18, Redman 1-5, Johnson 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALSSt. Louis, Jo.Brown 52 (WL), 33 (WR).

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Associated Press Nevada wide receiver Aaron Bradley, left, attempts to tackle Southern Mississippi defensive back Jacorius Cotton after Cotton intercepted a pass in the first quarter of Saturdays game in Honolulu. Southern Miss won 24-17. With Davis held in check, the Golden Eagles relied on their defense, stopping Mark on fourth-and-1 at midfield with 3:56 left. Mark had 183 yards rushing for the Wolf Pack (7-6) but was held to 21 yards in the second half. Our offense in the second half our offensive front just didnt get it done at all and I was really disappointed in that aspect of it. We got stopped on two fourth-and-1s, Wolf Pack coach Chris Ault said. Nevada was without its top receiver, Rishard Matthews, who has 91 receptions for 1,364 yards and eight TDs. The game featured a Hawaii Bowl-record 17 punt, and the 41 combined points was the fewest in bowl history. Cody Fajardo was 8 of 19 for 60 yards for Nevada. He also was held to just 14 yards rushing on nine carries before being replaced by Tyler Lantrip. The Golden Eagles got another big win after capturing their fifth C-USA title by upsetting previously unbeaten Houston 49-28 in the conference championship game. This was the first 10win season for Southern Miss since 1988. F OOTBALL C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 B5 744 SE US Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34429 353-794-3888 17 Hi-Def TVs Full Liquor Bar 20 Beers on Tap 40 Bottled Beers 0 0 0 A 3 Q 4 All Sports, All Packages All The Time! Lollygaggers Great Food at a Great Place! Theres No Place Like This Place Anywhere Near This Place So... THIS MUST BE THE PLACE! AMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv y-New England1230.8004643216-1-06-2-09-2-03-1-04-1-0 N.Y. 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Giants 29, N.Y. Jets 14 Cincinnati 23, Arizona 16 Detroit 38, San Diego 10 San Francisco 19, Seattle 17 Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 Sundays Game Chicago at Green Bay, late Mondays Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. NFL STANDINGS Pats 27, Dolphins 24 Miami3140724 New England00171027 First Quarter MiaFG Carpenter 47, 10:59. Second Quarter MiaMarshall 19 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 13:45. MiaClay 1 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 6:31. Third Quarter NEFG Gostkowski 45, 11:39. NEBranch 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 7:10. NEBrady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 2:17. Fourth Quarter NEFG Gostkowski 42, 8:55. NEBrady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 2:56. MiaBess 15 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 1:48. A,756. MiaNE First downs2026 Total Net Yards381400 Rushes-yards27-11531-119 Passing266281 Punt Returns2-254-19 Kickoff Returns3-733-83 Interceptions Ret.0-01-0 Comp-Att-Int17-33-127-46-0 Sacked-Yards Lost5-284-23 Punts6-44.86-52.3 Fumbles-Lost4-11-0 Penalties-Yards6-395-50 Time of Possession29:0430:56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGMiami, Bush 22-113, Thomas 2-3, Mat.Moore 3-(minus 1). New England, Ridley 13-64, Woodhead 4-20, Brady 9-17, Green-Ellis 3-10, Welker 1-7, Hernandez 1-1. PASSINGMiami, Mat.Moore 17-33-1-294. New England, Brady 27-46-0-304. RECEIVINGMiami, Marshall 7-156, Hartline 4-72, Bess 3-39, Bush 2-26, Clay 1-1. New England, Welker 12-138, Gronkowski 7-78, Hernandez 4-36, Branch 3-37, Ochocinco 1-15. MISSED FIELD GOALSNew England, Gostkowski 51 (WL).Titans 23, Jaguars 17Jacksonville730717 Tennessee1073323 First Quarter TenFG Bironas 51, 7:05. TenCook 55 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 4:39. JacJones-Drew 10 run (Scobee kick), :19. Second Quarter TenHarper 1 run (Bironas kick), 12:03. JacFG Scobee 39, :31. Third Quarter TenFG Bironas 51, 6:16. Fourth Quarter TenFG Bironas 35, 12:29. JacG.Jones 1 run (Scobee kick), 3:41. A,143. JacTen First downs1820 Total Net Yards300407 Rushes-yards28-11325-65 Passing187342 Punt Returns1-56-44 Kickoff Returns5-974-90 Interceptions Ret.2-271-0 Comp-Att-Int21-42-124-40-2 Sacked-Yards Lost1-111-8 Punts9-45.14-43.0 Fumbles-Lost0-01-1 Penalties-Yards6-280-0 Time of Possession29:0130:59 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGJacksonville, Jones-Drew 24-103, D.Harris 2-5, Gabbert 1-4, G.Jones 1-1. Tennessee, C.Johnson 15-56, Harper 4-6, Hasselbeck 5-2, Hall 1-1. PASSINGJacksonville, Gabbert 21-42-1-198. Tennessee, Hasselbeck 24-40-2-350. RECEIVINGJacksonville, Jones-Drew 6-21, Dillard 5-61, Thomas 3-26, Cloherty 2-33, G.Jones 2-9, Potter 1-22, West 1-14, Lewis 112. Tennessee, Cook 8-169, Williams 8-83, Washington 4-71, L.Hawkins 2-5, Stevens 1-17, Harper 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone. Bills 40, Broncos 14Denver707014 Buffalo01761740 First Quarter DenTebow 1 run (Prater kick), 7:13. Second Quarter BufFG Rayner 28, 6:06. BufMcKelvin 80 punt return (Rayner kick), 4:05. BufSpiller 4 run (Rayner kick), :19. Third Quarter DenFells 17 pass from Tebow (Prater kick), 11:42. BufFG Rayner 25, 6:19. BufFG Rayner 25, 2:32. Fourth Quarter BufFG Rayner 29, 13:26. BufByrd 37 interception return (Rayner kick), 8:03. BufSp.Johnson 17 interception return (Rayner kick), 7:45. A,112. DenBuf First downs1814 Total Net Yards293351 Rushes-yards35-13328-160 Passing160191 Punt Returns1-33-135 Kickoff Returns9-1653-101 Interceptions Ret.0-04-69 Comp-Att-Int13-30-415-27-0 Sacked-Yards Lost3-251-5 Punts7-43.74-50.3 Fumbles-Lost1-00-0 Penalties-Yards7-588-69 Time of Possession30:3129:29 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGDenver, McGahee 15-64, Tebow 10-34, Johnson 6-23, Ball 4-12. Buffalo, Spiller 16-111, Choice 9-27, Fitzpatrick 3-22. PASSINGDenver, Tebow 13-30-4-185. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 15-27-0-196. RECEIVINGDenver, D.Thomas 4-76, Rosario 2-46, Fells 2-22, Johnson 2-19, Willis 1-11, Green 1-9, Royal 1-2. Buffalo, St.Johnson 4-92, Nelson 3-41, Spiller 2-27, Hagan 2-9, Brock 121, B.Smith 1-8, Caussin 1-6, Choice 1-(minus 8). MISSED FIELD GOALSBuffalo, Rayner 45 (WL), 31 (WL). Ravens 20, Browns 14Cleveland007714 Baltimore1073020 First Quarter BalDickson 5 pass from Flacco (Graham kick), 9:12. BalFG Graham 48, :58. Second Quarter BalRice 42 pass from Flacco (Graham kick), 8:57. Third Quarter BalFG Graham 43, 5:50. CleCribbs 84 punt return (Dawson kick), 3:07. Fourth Quarter CleMoore 6 pass from Wallace (Dawson kick), 8:22. A,083. CleBal First downs1815 Total Net Yards256284 Rushes-yards25-11737-162 Passing139122 Punt Returns1-842-0 Kickoff Returns5-1132-54 Interceptions Ret.1-01-4 Comp-Att-Int19-33-111-24-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-81-10 Punts6-41.85-44.6 Fumbles-Lost0-01-0 Penalties-Yards6-955-51 Time of Possession27:4232:18 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGCleveland, Hillis 24-112, Wallace 1-5. Baltimore, Rice 23-87, R.Williams 10-45, Flacco 4-30. PASSINGCleveland, Wallace 19-33-1-147. Baltimore, Flacco 11-24-1-132. RECEIVINGCleveland, Moore 5-35, Little 440, Cribbs 2-28, Massaquoi 2-17, C.Mitchell 212, Hillis 2-0, Ogbonnaya 1-12, Cameron 1-3. Baltimore, Rice 3-48, T.Smith 2-38, R.Williams 2-21, Dickson 2-14, Leach 2-11. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone. Raiders 16, Chiefs 13 Oakland3073316 Kansas City3037013 First Quarter OakFG Janikowski 28, 13:20. KCFG Succop 23, 3:06. Third Quarter OakMoore 61 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 8:52. KCFG Succop 20, 3:30. Fourth Quarter OakFG Janikowski 31, 2:57. KCBowe 3 pass from Orton (Succop kick), 1:02. Overtime OakFG Janikowski 36, 12:47. A,803. OakKC First downs1326 Total Net Yards308435 Rushes-yards25-7130-135 Passing237300 Punt Returns2-11-19 Kickoff Returns3-1491-25 Interceptions Ret.2-652-22 Comp-Att-Int16-26-221-36-2 Sacked-Yards Lost0-00-0 Punts4-54.33-48.7 Fumbles-Lost0-00-0 Penalties-Yards15-9211-88 Time of Possession29:3432:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGOakland, Bush 23-70, Reece 2-1. Kansas City, Battle 14-56, Jones 11-51, McCluster 3-15, McClain 1-11, Orton 1-2. PASSINGOakland, Palmer 16-26-2-237. Kansas City, Orton 21-36-2-300. RECEIVINGOakland, Moore 4-94, HeywardBey 4-70, Bush 2-24, Houshmandzadeh 2-19, Tonga 2-12, Reece 1-10, Cartwright 1-8. Kansas City, Bowe 6-80, McCluster 5-89, Breaston 4-41, Copper 3-61, Pope 1-13, Baldwin 1-10, Becht 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSOakland, Janikowski 59 (SH). Kansas City, Succop 49 (BK), 49 (BK). Associated PressThe Lions are in; the Eagles are out. Atlanta is closing in on a playoff berth, as is Cincinnati, while the Bears, Jets and Raiders need some help. All part of a wild closing act to the NFL season. With two games remaining this weekend before teams hunker down for their finales (Chicago at Green Bay on Sunday night, Atlanta at New Orleans on Monday night), the most notable news was made by Detroit. The last time the Lions were a force, Barry Sanders was in their backfield. Sanders retired after the 1998 season, and Detroit made the postseason the next year then plummeted to the bottom of the league. In 2008, the Lions posted the only 0-16 record in NFL history. Now, theyre in the chase for the championship. Their 38-10 rout of San Diego secured an NFC wild card. Once you get to the playoffs, its anybodys ballgame, defensive end Cliff Avril said. The city of Detroit needs it. Theyve been waiting on us to win for a while. Its such a football town and we havent been winning, so its huge. At 10-5, the Lions join North champion Green Bay, West winner San Francisco and South leader New Orleans in the postseason parade. Either Dallas or the New York Giants also will get there they meet next Sunday night at the Meadowlands in a winner-take-all matchup. So if the Cowboys and Giants, both 8-7, are battling for the NFC East crown, where does that leave the Eagles, the most disappointing team in the league? Dreaming of the playoffs. The team that won free agency after the NFL lockout by signing such prizes as cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive end Jason Babin and receiver Steve Smith needs to beat Washington next Sunday to finish at .500. Not much return on the dollar for Philly. If we had gotten into the playoffs, we would have definitely done some damage, Michael Vick said after the Eagles (7-8) beat Dallas 20-7 on Sunday. Its unfortunate we didnt. Thats the game of football. We made some mistakes early (this season) and got behind in the win-loss column. But were just happy were finishing strong. Finishing strong but going to the playoffs: New England, which won its seventh in a row by rallying from a 17-0 hole to beat Miami 27-24. It was the 10th time this season a team has come back from at least 17 points to win, the most in a single NFL season. All the while, we never gave up on one another and never said anything negative to one another, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said. Going down 17-0 is a pretty big deficit, but once again this team showed its character. The AFC East champion Patriots (12-3) would get home-field advantage for the playoffs by beating Buffalo next weekend. Green Bay (13-1 heading into its home game against Chicago) needs one more win to grab the home-field edge in the NFC. Thats the simple stuff. Making the playoffs Lions are in, Eagles are out of postseason Associated Press Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson celebrates his touchdown during the second quarter of Saturdays game against the San Diego Chargers in Detroit. NFL Playoff ScenariosWeek 16 AFC CLINCHED: New England-East Division and first-round bye; Houston-South Division; Baltimore and Pittsburgh-wild-card spots. NEW ENGLAND Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win or tie OR Baltimore loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie BALTIMORE Clinches AFC North Division and firstround bye with: Win OR Tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie OR Pittsburgh loss Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND New England loss PITTSBURGH Clinches AFC North Division and firstround bye with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie OR Tie AND Baltimore loss OR Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie AND New England loss DENVER Clinches AFC West Division with: Win OR Tie AND Oakland loss or tie OR Oakland loss OAKLAND Clinches AFC West Division with: Win AND Denver loss or tie OR Tie AND Denver loss Clinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie OR Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win CINCINNATI Clinches wild-card spot with: Win or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie N.Y. JETS Clinch wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie TENNESSEE Clinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Denver loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland win AND Denver win NFC CLINCHED: Green Bay-North Division and first-round bye; San Francisco-West Division; New Orleans and Detroit-wild-card spots. GREEN BAY Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: Win or tie either remaining game OR San Francisco loss or tie SAN FRANCISCO Clinches first-round bye with: Win OR Tie AND New Orleans loss or tie either remaining game OR New Orleans loss either remaining game Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: Win AND two Green Bay losses NEW ORLEANS Clinches NFC South Division with: Win or tie either remaining game OR Atlanta loss or tie either remaining game Clinches first-round bye with: Win both remaining games AND San Francisco loss or tie OR Win and tie remaining games AND San Francisco loss N.Y. GIANTS Clinch NFC East Division with: Win or tie DALLAS Clinches NFC East Division with: Win ATLANTA Clinches NFC South Division with: Win both remaining games AND New Orleans loses both remaining games Clinches wild-card spot with: Win or tie either remaining game OR Chicago loss or tie in either remaining game CHICAGO Clinches wild-card spot with: Win both remaining games AND Atlanta loses both remaining games Saturday nights HAWAII BOWL Southern Miss tops Nevada Associated PressHONOLULU Austin Davis made the plays when it counted to send Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora out a winner. Davis threw two touchdowns, including a 4yarder late in the game, and No. 22 Southern Miss earned a school-record 12th victory by holding off Nevada 24-17 in the Hawaii Bowl on Saturday night. It wasnt his best game, but he did enough to help us win this football game, said Fedora, who is leaving after four seasons to take over at North Carolina. Davis overcame a shaky game for the Conference USA-champion Golden Eagles (12-2), and the defense in the second half managed to shut down Nevadas potent pistol attack led by Lampford Mark. I thought we struggled the entire game offensively. We made a few big plays at the end, but really the defense, these guys were special and theyve done that all year, Davis said. We made a play or two on offense when we needed to. Davis was off most of the night but made it count on the gamewinning drive. On thirdand-goal, he scrambled right and found Kelvin Bolden for the 4-yard score, capping a sevenplay, 68-yard drive. He had just 59 yards passing at halftime and finished 18 of 41 for 165 yards. On the winning drive, Davis was 3 of 4 for 66 yards, including a 43-yard completion to Dominique Sullivan down the right sideline and a 19-yarder to a crossing William Spight. Sullivan had five catches for 75 yards. QB throws 2 TDs to give coach last win

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Cameron Crowe returns with vigor DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES Tom Cruises latest mission has won a holiday weekend thats shaping up with some silent nights at movie theaters as business continues to lag. Studio estimates Sunday placed Cruises Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol a solid No. 1 with $26.5 million domestically over its first weekend in full release. The movie raised its total to $59 million since it started a week earlier in huge-screen cinemas and expanded nationwide last Wednesday, and distributor Paramount estimated revenues will reach $72.7 million by Monday. Cruises fourth Mission flick was a bright spot over a Christmas weekend filled with so-so tidings for Hollywood, whose usually busy holiday stretch since Thanksgiving has been a bust. Generally well-reviewed movies from Steven Spielberg (The Adventures of Tintin), David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo) with casts that include Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Daniel Craig opened with modest to weak results. Despite predictions from studio executives that 2011 could be a record-setter that would finish with a bang, domestic revenues remained stuck at a sluggish pace that has lingered all year. Hollywood should finish the year with $10.1 million domestically, down 4.5 percent from 2010, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. The picture gets worse taking into account higher ticket prices, which mean Hollywood brings in fewer fans for each dollar spent. Actual domestic attendance for 2011 will close out at about 1.27 billion, down 5.3 percent from the previous years and the lowest head count since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion. Thank God 2011 is almost over, because weve had a real rough run here at the end of the year, said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. We always count on the holiday season to give us a big boost at the end of the year, and it just didnt happen. These admission numbers this year just tell me that we maybe have to set our sights a little lower in terms of attendance every year. Since peaking at a modern high of 1.6 billion in 2002, domestic movie admissions have been on a general decline since. Studio executives always insist slow times result from weak films, but on paper, the strong lineup Hollywood presented this year should have had fans lining up in huge numbers. Pretty good films are out there this holiday season, yet blockbuster expectations fizzled, a sign that people might be skipping a trip to the theater in favor of homeviewing, video games or the countless other entertainment options their gadgets now offer. Rising ticket prices, particularly the extra few dollars it costs to see 3-D films, also could be causing a backlash among fans. With Ghost Protocol climbing toward the $100 million mark, its a return to box-office form for Cruise, who had been Hollywoods most dependable earner for two decades until he turned off fans with odd antics in his personal life six years ago. Ghost Protocol will be Cruises first top-billed $100 million hit since 2006s Mission: Impossible III. He had a supporting role in 2008s $100 million comedy hit Tropic Thunder, which was headlined by Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black. Even with a No. 1 debut, Ghost Protocol still was a shadow of its predecessors. The first three Mission: Impossible movies ranged from $45 million to $58 million over opening weekend, but those installments opened at the start of the busy summer season. As of Friday, Ghost Protocol also had brought in a healthy $118 million overseas. Downeys Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows fell from No., 1 to No. 2 in its second weekend with $17.8 million. The family sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked dropped from second to third with $13.3 million. Both sequels trail well behind the business their predecessors did. A Game of Shadows, from Warner Bros., lifted its domestic haul to $76.6 million, while 20th Century Foxs Chipwrecked pushed its receipts to $50.3 million. The weekends newcomers failed to light up the box office, too. Fincher and Craigs The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from Sony was No. 4 with $13 million, Spielbergs The Adventures of Tintin from Paramount was No. 5 with $9.1 million and Crowe, Damon and Johanssons We Bought a Zoo from 20th Century Fox was No. 6 with $7.8 million. Dragon Tattoo raised its total to $21.4 million since opening Tuesday night, while Tintin lifted its take to $17.1 million since debuting Wednesday. European literary exports Dragon Tattoo, adapted from Stieg Larssons Swedish best-seller, and Tintin, based on Belgian artist Herges storybook classics, are finding a lukewarm reception among U.S. crowds. Dragon Tattoo has been a sensation among U.S. readers yet failed to challenge Mission: Impossible and the other established franchises at the top of the box office. Beloved by generations of readers overseas, Tintin launched internationally two months ahead of its U.S. release. But the blockbuster global attention, with nearly $250 million already in the bank from foreign markets, did not translate to crowds in the United States. The calendar made it a tough weekend for Hollywood, with Christmas Eve always a slow night for movie-going falling on Saturday, usually the best day of the week at theaters. Christmas Day typically is a strong one for movies, as fans squeeze in a film between unwrapping presents and sitting down to family dinners. Two big holiday releases Spielbergs World War I epic War Horse and Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullocks Sept. 11 drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close opened Christmas Day, but estimates on their revenues will not be available until Monday. J AKE C OYLE AP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK Fresh off an inspired writing session, Cameron Crowe is pulsing with enthusiasm. He spent the previous night sitting outside New Yorks Plaza Hotel, a spot that made him recall one of his first trips to New York as a teenage journalist for Rolling Stone in which he stayed at the Plaza while chronicling a Led Zeppelin tour. I was just thinking, Man, its like no time has passed, said Crowe. This is the future time. Thats what it was. You always wonder, In the future time, what will this all mean? What will it all amount to? That was kind of the revelation of last night: Here I am. And it feels like no time. After six years of uncertainly, the present is feeling good for Crowe, the writer-director of earnest, personal films such as Say Anything ... and Jerry Maguire. Hes back with his first feature film since 2005s critical and box-office misfire Elizabethtown: We Bought a Zoo, an unabashedly warmhearted family film about a father (Matt Damon) who, after his wife dies of cancer, impulsively buys a rundown zoo to re-energize himself and his two kids. I dont look at the time post-Elizabethtown as the bottom of the roller coaster, said the perpetually writing Crowe. I kind of look at it as a gathering time. In those years, Crowe plotted a film about Marvin Gaye that failed to get off the ground, scripted an adaptation of David Sheffs Beautiful Boy and Tweak (a pair of books about an addict father and his son) and made two music documentaries (the Pearl Jam retrospective Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union, about Elton Johns collaboration with Leon Russell). He was also divorced from his wife of 24 years, Nancy Wilson, of the band Heart, with whom he has 11-year-old twin sons. Crowe said Wilson remains a close collaborator with the children. The parallels with We Bought a Zoo which includes moving scenes of Damons character fondly reminiscing about his wife arent lost on Crowe. This movie is about keeping souvenirs of a lost love, said Crowe. Even in the broken relationships or people that have died or moved on, theres valuable luggage to be kept that guides the future. Cameron Crowe E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 Cruise takes Christmas with $26.5M Mission C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Birthday It might take some elbow grease, but if you handle things effectively in the year ahead, not only should all go smoothly, its likely to be an exceptionally fun time for you as well. Make the most of all your opportunities. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Show a willingness to share not only the work but also the profits with others, as long as you keep your generosity in prudent bounds. If youre excessive, givers remorse will set in. Aquarius(Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Provided you have something worthwhile to contribute, its OK to take credit for a job well done. However, be honest about others having a big part in the success as well. Pisces(Feb. 20-March 20) Possessing a tendency to make changes for the sake of change could be one of your weaknesses. Dont disrupt situations that are running smoothly, especially where your work is concerned. Aries (March 21-April 19) Conditions might be a tad more uncertain than usual. Even if youre a winner in one sense, you could be a loser in another. Once youve got your hands on something good, hang on tight. Taurus(April 20-May 20) You should take care to not be so concerned with your position that you have little concern for anybody elses. Your good luck could depend on the selection of the right partner. Gemini(May 21-June 20) You might not be able to help it, but the ability to keep a secret isnt likely to be one of your stronger attributes. A manipulator who recognizes this may take advantage of you. Cancer(June 21-July 22) Being prone to hold a grudge could make you your own worst frenemy. Be careful, because you could easily make matters worse by doing whatever you can to get even. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Although youll be well received by friends and strangers alike, you could put a damper on things through self-sabotage. Thoughtless behavior would cause others to think again. Virgo(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) How well you adjust to shifting conditions will determine your success in the long run. Be prepared to accept what occurs and be able to make the necessary changes swiftly and with conviction. Libra(Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You should be able to keep any erratic conditions that pop up under control by not allowing emotional concerns to distort your thinking. Stay focused. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Because feelings can run high, even inadvertently harsh words could easily ignite an argument between you and your mate or special someone. Dont defend a foolish stance. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) As long as you can assign some of the dirty jobs to others, youll do well. However, it could be another story if and when you have to depend totally on yourself. Todays HOROSCOPE Florida LOTTERIES Today in HISTORY SATURDAY, DEC. 17 Powerball: 14 16 30 51 52 Powerball: 19 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-5No winner No Florida winner Lotto: 2 11 15 19 24 26 6-of-61 winner$50 million 5-of-680$3,932 4-of-65,184$50 3-of-690,817$5 Fantasy 5 : 13 14 18 30 32 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5344$555 3-of-510,036 $27 Today is Monday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2011. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day. Todays Highlight: On Dec. 26, 1941, during World War II, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. Churchill grimly warned many disappointments and unpleasant surprises await us, but also expressed faith that the British and American peoples will, for their own safety and for the good of all, walk together in majesty, in justice and in peace. On this date: In 1776, the British suffered a major defeat in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first AfricanAmerican boxer to win the world heavyweight championship as he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. In 1966, Kwanzaa was first celebrated. In 1980, Iranian television footage was broadcast in the United States, showing a dozen of the American hostages sending messages to their families. In 1996, 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her familys home in Boulder, Colo. (To date, the slaying remains unsolved.) Ten years ago: The Arabic TV station Al-Jazeera aired new videotaped excerpts of Osama bin Laden in which the al-Qaida leader condemned the United States as a nation that had committed crimes against millions of Afghans. Five years ago: Iraqs highest court rejected Saddam Husseins appeal of his conviction and death sentence and said the former president should be hanged within 30 days. (Saddam was executed Dec. 30, 2006, Iraq time.) One year ago: A powerful East Coast blizzard stranded thousands of travelers and dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas. Todays Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Abdul Duke Fakir (The Four Tops) is 76. Record producer Phil Spector is 72. Americas Most Wanted host John Walsh is 66. Humorist David Sedaris is 55. Rock musician Lars Ulrich (Metallica) is 48. Rock singer James Mercer (The Shins; Flake) is 41. Actorsinger Jared Leto is 40. Rock singer Chris Daughtry is 32. Thought for Today: Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). 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. SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B3 Associated Press Actor Tom Cruise attends the U.S. premiere of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol on Dec. 19, at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Fourth flick in series brightens up weekend of so-so movies Estimated ticket sales 1. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, $26.5 million. 2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $17.8 million. 3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $13.3 million ($20.1 million international). 4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, $13 million. 5. The Adventures of Tintin, $9.1 million. 6. We Bought a Zoo, $7.8 million ($1.1 million international). 7. New Years Eve, $3 million. 8. Arthur Christmas, $2.7 million ($9.7 million international). 9. Hugo, $2.03 million. 10. The Muppets, $2 million ($500,000 international).

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B8 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E NTERTAINMENT These days it is hard for partners to have an uncontested auction. Those pesky opponents always seem to be bidding. This week we will look at competitive auctions when the point count is approximately evenly divided. First, look at only your hand (South). West opens one heart, your partner passes, and East jumps to four hearts. What would you do? East correctly applied the Law of Total Tricks in jumping to four hearts. He knew that his partnership had at least 10 hearts, so bid to the 10-trick level. (But remember that this is not a constructive-bidding tool. You use it when you know your side cannot have the highcard values for game, or when it is a competitive auction.) The expert principle is that if the opponents pre-empt to four hearts, and four spades is a feasible bid with your hand, that is what you should choose. Your alternative is to double. Then North would pass with his balanced hand and the penalty would be 100 for down one. Against four spades, West leads the heart ace. What should happen next? If West continues with the heart king, you have a tough decision. Here, you can ruff, draw trumps and lose only one heart, one diamond and one club. But that would not work well if spades were 4-1. Then making a loser-on-loser play, discarding the inevitable diamond loser, would probably be the winner. However, a clever West, noting his partners discouraging heart two at trick one, will cash the club ace and give his partner a club ruff. The later diamond trick results in down one MONDAY EVENING DECEMBER 26, 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? 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NR A Christmas Wish (2011, Drama) Kristy Swanson, Tess Harper. (HBO) 302 201 302 302 2 2 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) PG-13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) Zachary Gordon. Wimpy Greg deals with torment from his older brother. PG The Losers (2010) Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Elite commandos hunt the man who betrayed them. We Bought a Zoo: HBO First Boxings Best of 2011 (Series Premiere) (N) (In Stereo) PG (HGTV) 23 57 23 23 42 52Property VirginsProperty VirginsHunters IntlHouse HuntersLove It or List It (N) G House HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse Hunters (HIST) 51 25 51 51 32 42Tech It to the MaxModern HistoryPawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGAmerican Pickers (N) PG Pawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGAmerican Pickers PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 24 31Wife Swap Adams/Hess PGWife Swap Cathrea/Stewart PGWife Swap (In Stereo) PG One Born Every Minute PG Americas Supernanny How I MetHow I Met (LMN) 50 Movie MA The Devils Teardrop (2010, Crime Drama) Natasha Henstridge. A retired FBI agent searches for a serial killer in Washington, D.C. Iris Johansens The Killing Game (2011) Laura Prepon. A forensic sculptor receives clues from her daughters murderer. NR (MAX) 320 221 320 320 3 3 Mobsters (1991) Christian Slater. Based on the rise of young Lucky Luciano and his pals. R Hereafter (2010, Drama) Matt Damon, Ccile de France, Jay Mohr. Death touches three people in different ways. (In Stereo) PG-13 The Nutty Professor (1996, Comedy) Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett. (In Stereo) PG-13 Bad Boys II (2003) R (MSNBC) 42 41 42 42 Predator Raw: The Unseen TapesPredator Raw: The Unseen TapesTo Catch a Predator Georgia 2To Catch a Predator Petaluma 1To C atch a PredatorTo Catch a Predator (MTV) 97 66 97 97 39Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. 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He is probably diabetic, but refuses to seek medical care. He also has a terrible, selfdefeating attitude. Timothy insists hell start an exercise regimen, but never does. He purchased an expensive stationary bike and a bench to do sit-ups, but the bench is in the closet, buried under tons of boxes and clothing, and the bike was never put together. He couldnt do a sit-up if you paid him a million dollars. He admits he cannot bend down to tie his shoes Timothy works at a low-paying job that he hates. We have been after him for years to freshen up his resume and find better work. He says no one would hire him. The way he looks, he is probably right. Anytime we mention that he should start exercising, watch what he eats or start looking for better employment, it just makes him angry. He says hell do it when hes ready. We love him. He has a great sense of humor and a good heart. But at this rate, we doubt he will see 60. Is there anything we can do? Desperate To Help Dear Desperate : It must be terribly frustrating to know that you cannot force Timothy to change his ways, even for his own sake. Your comments only create pressure. Please stop pushing him to exercise or polish his resume. Instead, suggest he get a complete checkup, because he seems depressed. Let him know how much you value and enjoy his company. Pick him up after work and take a long walk together and chat, or offer to be his workout buddy. Invite him over for a nutritious meal without lecturing him about it. Losing weight is the ultimate do-it-yourself project. Dear Annie : I recently attended a concert at a large venue. Unfortunately, I was unable to see much of the performance because three people in front of me insisted on standing. I put my hand on the shoulder of one of these men and asked him to please sit down. He responded by telling me that if I touched him again, he would call the cops. He then got rather cheeky and shook his booty in my face. After the concert, I finally located an usher who said I could have gone to guest services on the other side of the arena, although the only thing they would have done is find me another seat. I contacted management and was told, Every guest has the right to their chair and the space in front of it, even if the majority of other guests choose to be seated. I grew up in an era when no guest had the right to be inconsiderate of those around them. Has society changed that much? A Fan Dear Fan: We suspect it changed with the advent of rock concerts, when patrons felt encouraged to get up and yell, sing or dance along. Is it inconsiderate? Yes. Unfortunately, theres not much you can do other than change your seat or attend more sedate concerts. Sorry. Dear Annie: I read the letter from R.J., the 44-year-old guy who wants to date a stunning college senior. You forgot to tell him that the collective groan he hears is from all the young women who wish the creepy old guys would leave us alone. Been There Dear Been There: Some relationships with a large age gap can work, but they usually require an existing friendship, rather than hitting on someone much younger because she looks hot. 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. 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B10 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 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 0009OHQ 0009OI9 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!! Schools/ Instruction 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 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 Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfreenow.com 352-422-7887 Schools/ Instruction 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 General Help WantedExperienced Woman for Ironing & Housework must like dogs. (352) 341-7732 Cell 613-3778 Career Opportunities #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 General Help MARKETERS Audition to be a famous Liberty Tax waver or marketer. Male & Female. Energy and Enthusiasm a must! Call (352) 563-2777 for information. 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: mgaouette@ chronicleonline.com or come to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application Trades/ Skills A FEW PRO DRIVERS NEEDED. Top Pay &401k 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp. 877-258-8782 www.meltontruck.com Driver-Dry & Refrigerated. Single source dispatch. No tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months currentOTR experience 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com DRIVERS Hiring Experienced & Inexperienced Tanker Drivers! Great Benefit & Pay! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 year OTR experience Required.. Tanker Training Available. Call Today: 877-882-6537 Drivers: Run 5 States Regional! Get home weekends, earn up to 39cent mile, 1 yr OTR Flatbed Exp. require d. Sunbelt Transport, LLC 800-572-5489 X 227 HOME WEEKLY 100% O(/Op Company O/Ops CDL A Drivers/ Reefer $1,000 sign on bonus! Call 800-237-8288 or visit www.suncocarriers.com 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 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 INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR MECHANICSBreen Energy Solutions is looking for (12) Industrial Equipment Operator Mechanics. Salary of $37K to $45K. 1-year position in Crystal River, FL. Medical, 401K, paid overtime, relocation & housing allowance. 15% bonus. View details at www.breenes.com/CRjobs. Domestic Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Medical #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASST. F/T, For A Specialty Group. Must have phlebotomy exp. Email Resume To: Citruspractice609 @yahoo.com Front Desk/ Office ClericalComputer skills Email Resume to: solymarspa@ yahoo.com Full time Position Available For Billing Manager For Busy Cardiology office. Min. 5 yrs. billing exp. at least 2 years at supervisory level. Excellent. compensation pkg. including: life, health, PTO, 401K & paid vacation. Professional appearance and attitude a must. Email resume to chaddock@ citruscardiology.org apply in person 308 W. Highland Blvd Inverness NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. DFWP LPN The Dermatology Center in Inverness is now hiring an LPN full time. Mon-Fri 8-5 Derm Experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to 352-637-0788 or mail to 931 S. U.S. Hwy 41, Inverness,FL 34450. Medical Assistant Full Time EMR Experience Helpful. Send Resumes to: wfmarick @yahoo.com Multiple Positions AVAILABLEIn Busy Medical Practice. FRONT DESK and CLINICAL including ARNP/P.A. Send Resumes to healthcarecareers@ rocketmail.com NOW HIRING RNs All Units, with Hospital Experience Apply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 Professional Accepting applications for Multimedia Designer.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 Apple products working environment, Apple products experience a plus Proficient in a wide range of tools such as Photo Shop and Flash Must be able to interact with customers professionally and efficiently 1 to 4 years in web design, online development Send Resume and Cover Letter to: marnold@ chronicleonline.com EOE, drug screen required for final applicant. Free Offers FREE KITTENS for Christmas Joy Call (352) 860-0964 Free outside dogs with doghouse,good security dogs,pit/border collie mix. UTD on shots, have tags, please call (352) 564-0428 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 Good Things to Eat FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVE Strawberries, Cauliflower, Broccoli Located 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from Hwy. 41 Inv. Gift shipping CLOSED SUN 9A-5P, 352-726-6378 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Lost Lost Blue Pitt Bull, Male approx. 55lbs, friendly Hwy 41 area, near Forest Lake, He has a medical condition and needs his medicine. Thank you. REWARD!! (352) 270-2470 Lost Dog, male, 6 years old, red with white chest, has 4 white feet, Stafshire pit mix, last seen off of Big Buck Trail, he broke free and does not have his collar. Please call my family is heartbroken. Please call if you have seen him.(352) 400-2985 REWARD $1000. No Questions ask. Min Pin Female 10 lbs name Zoey, Needs meds. last seen Sun 8/7 Holiday Dr off Turkey Oak Crystal River (352) 257-9546 352-400-1519 Found Found Large Ring of Keys North Anthony Ave. Hernando (352) 527-1627 SIberian Husky female found Hwy 41 Floral City call for info( 352) 201-5247 Or call Citrus County Animal Shelter Seafood FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Situations Wanted Adult female avail. for caregiver relief. I will cover all needs (352) 464-4139 Personal/ Beauty Esthetician Massage Therapist Receptionist NEEDED 352-464-1166 or 352-527-0077 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 REEBOK RB 345 RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKE Mint, used twice, moving. Silent Magnetic Resistance, adjustable frame ,GelSoft seat, iFIT, CoolAire Fan. Retails $499, selling for $165 352-628-9126 Between 10AM-7PM Free Services $$ 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 Free Calahulah mix to good home, good farm dogs, serious inquiries only, call 352-794-7385 or 352-212-7186 Free cat and dog,serious inquiries only please, Call 352-586-2629 FREE Horse Manure GREAT FOR GARDENS Easy Access Pine Ridge 746-3545 Free kittens, one male short hair and one female long hair,to a good home only, inside cats, litter trained. (352) 419-4221 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/citruschroniclenews 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 Todays New Ads

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M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 B 11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE C LASSIFIEDS 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. 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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 Installations by Brian CBC1253853 000A5MI 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 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. 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 Pressure Cleaning Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 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 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 Handyman #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, oddjobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 Remodeling, Additions, Doors, Windows, Tile work. Lic.#CRC1330081 Free Est. (352)949-2292 Home/Office Cleaning 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 Kitchen & Bath The Tile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Fencing ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood DRY OAK FIREWOOD Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80 Delivered & Stacked. 352-344-2696 Premium Seasoned split Firewood $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 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 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 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 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 Clean Up/ Junk Removal Clean Ups & Clean Outs (352) 220-9190 Computers DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/593-8806 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Slabs, Driveways & tear outs Tractor work, All kinds Lic. #1476 726-6554 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips 0009OI7 YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space 352-564-2940 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 For Sale 2/1 FURNISHED MOBILE HOME, Over 55 Park $190 Lot Rent Village Pine, Inglis Lot 4 A$12,500 (906) 281-7092 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 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 For Rent CR./ HOMSASSA SEE AD UNDER WORDY GURDY PUZZLE DUNNELLON 3/2/1 RENT TO OWNOwner help w/ finan. RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm DUNNELLON 5159 W. Disney Ln2/2, New AC, Lrg. Lot $450. $450 dp (727) 480-5512 FLORAL CITY 2/1$450 mo + sec. (352) 637-6554: 422-1562 HOMOSASSA 2/1 MH furn., Priv. ranch No pets. (386)871-5506 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 Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500 Singlewides from $3,500 Bank authorized liquidator. New inventory daily CALL (352) 621-9183 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 TASHAS TOWING We buy Junk and Unwanted cars. 352-426-4267 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets 4 MALTESE Pups, raised in living room, very sweet, CKC, FL Health Certs. Girls $650 & boys $600. 352 212-4504,212-1258 7 Bullmastiff Puppies Adorable $150. each (352) 257-9508 ACA Shih-Tzu Pups, Lots of colors, average $450-$600 + Beverly Hills, FL (352)270-8827 www.aceofpups.net 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 POMERANIAN 13 WK FEMALE Beautiful Cream Registered & Housebroke $425 OBO. 352-465-1319 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 Horses Adorable AMHA Stallion, Very gentle and sweet 4 yrs old 31 inches $500 Tack available 352-257-8194 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 Sporting Goods Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 S & W, 38, 6 Shot, Revolver, 4 barrell blue finish, model 15, & excel. cond. $550. also holster Call (352) 637-0987 S&W 40 cal. / 2 clips, great cond. $375 (352) 212-5523 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Winchester, pump 12 shot Riffle 22 shot or long, old model #06, $595. (352) 513-4527 Utility Trailers 1999, 7x14 Box Trailer, dual axel, ramp, side Dr. like new, $2,650 obo (352) 503-3787 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 Sell or Swap INDUSTRIAL POLISHING COMPOUND 38 lbs, sell $75 or trade for mower,860-1039 phone 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 General PRO COMP TIRES 35x20 great condition. 380.00 all 4. 352 302 7451 TWO FREE FISH... with gal tank Linda 341-4449 Medical Equipment HANDICAP RAMP New, all steel 25 total w/2 landings, $800 You take it. (352) 419-4055 MANUAL WHEELCHAIR good shape with footrests & leg extent ions only 100.00 352 637 5171 Twin Size Extra Long Adjustable Bed $2,000 + Value Like New Asking $500 obo (352) 637-1337 WHEELCHAIR Wheelchair, like new, smaller size, $70.00, dunnellon Phone 352 465 0902 Coins HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $25.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Musical Instruments DRUM RACK pearl drummers rack great deal $100.00/ 352-586-1710 Hammond Organ 2 Tier, pedal, bench, excel. cond. $400 obo (352) 628-7633 Slingerland 5 pcs Professional Drum Set.w/zilgin symbles & hardware $900. obo (352) 628-1408 Household CABINET Metal filing, 2 drawer, 15x20. $15. 3526340422 SEWING MACHINE Singer Stylist w/zigzag, mdl 153455, w/sewing cabnet & supplies. $45. 3526340422 Fitness Equipment Bowflex Treadmill excel cond$400, Bowflex Ultimate II home gym excel cond $950 (352) 621-0522 EXERCISE BIKE upright type good shape it also works the arms get fit for the new year 75.00 352 637 5171 MANUAL TREADMILL good shape with electronics only $65.00 352 637 5171 REEBOK RB 345 RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKE Mint, used twice, moving. Silent Magnetic Resistance, adjustable frame ,GelSoft seat, iFIT, CoolAire Fan. Retails $499, selling for $165 352-628-9126 Between 10AM-7PM TREADMILL Pro form, cross walk 380 A-1 cond.speed & incline work outs $300 obo (352) 628-7983 Sporting Goods CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Furniture ENTERTAINMENT CENTER good condition 29opening/60H/49W $20.00 352-628-4210 Futon Craftsman style -$350 2 Craftsman style chairs & ottoman, Computer desk w/ hutch$45 352-212-1171 Cell 352-746-6683 Day HUTCH Teak w/sliding doors, 79x18, $95. 3526340422 KITCHEN OR FLORIDA ROOM TABLE table only 1-formica 1-wood&tile only 45.00 each 352 637 5171 Large outdoor glass top table w/ 4 chairs, $175 2 Dark wood end tables $50 (352) 270-8650 LIFT CHAIR Excellent condition material lift chair. Original cost $900.00 .. will sell for $350.00 .. 352-419-6609 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 Moving -Must Sell Ethan Allen dining set: round table, 4 captain chairs, dry sink, hutch $700, 212-1171 Cell352-746-6683 Day 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 Garden/Lawn Supplies JOHN DEERERoiding Mower 42 Deck 19hp $550 Trailer 6x9 $350. (352) 746-7357 General BICYCLE BOYS 18 Surge by Next good condition w/training wheels $25.00 352-628-4210 BRAND NEW WHEELCHAIR hand propelled, never used. $100.00 (352) 563-1241 Close Cell Foam Rubber used for gymnastics, wrestling, etc. (828) 557-1724 DRAFTING TABLE $25.00 call (352) 563-1241 Elypitical 750 exercise machine, nearly New $325. (352) 270-8650 GAME, FOR Nintendo DS, Call of Duty World at War $15.00 352-628-4210 GREEN UNIVERSAL COLORANT quart,mix with paint, varnish etc,$16.50, 860-1039 phone NEW PATIO CHAIRS 4 Brand new chairs, tan w/ burgundy cushions $125.00. Also Like new Weider adjustable weight bench and small dumbbell weights $75.00. (352)302-3201 Queen Sealey Mattress & box springs with brass head board like new $300. Elipical work out machine$300 Like new(352) 464-5657 Tools NAIL GUNS paslode and porter cable, 25.00 to 100.00 great cond. 352 302 7451 TVs/Stereos SONY 13 INCH T.V. W/REMOTE GREAT FOR KITCHEN OR KIDS ROOM $20.00 352-726-0686 Building Supplies ALUMINUM FASCIA/FLASHING 24 OF ALUMINUM FASCIA/FLASHING $18.00 (352) 527-8993 DOOR MASONITE INTERIOR DOOR -8H X 2W $50.00 (352) 527-8993 MIRROR BEVELED PLATE GLASS -39H X 62W $50.00 (352) 527-8993 Computers/ Video DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 LCD SCREEN 19 Screen,wireless mouse and keyboard 60.00 352-586-1710 PLAYSTATION 1 Sony w/adapte r & controller, In box $20.00 352-628-4210 Outdoor Furniture Martha Stewart Patio Set glass top table & 6 chairs, new $500 asking $250 firm, cash only (352) 445-9448 Furniture (2 sets) of Twin, Mattressess, Boxsprings & Frames, $100. (352) 794-7436 2 Brown Ginger Jar Lamps $30. like new (352) 270-8650 3 Piece Living room set, sofa, loveseat and chair, excel cond $450 352-527-8795 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. BABY FURNITURE crib with all the extras.$100 352 464 0641 Black Imitation Leather reclining sofa & love seat $150. glass & black wrought cocktail & end table $70 .(352) 746-5612 Dining room set, 6FT china cabinet, table, 6 chairs, 2 leafs, Thomasville Antique white, $500. (352) 726-5692 Dining Room Table 72 x 42 rustic metal glass top stone edging 6 chairs ,nuet color $200 (352) 382-1964 DRESSER 9 drawer, 66x18 3/4 w/mirror & nite stand, $95. 3526340422 DRESSER Tall Boy, 32x42 1/2, 4 drawer, maple, $45. 3526340422 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Business Opportunities START NOW! OWN A RED HOT DOLLAR, DOLLAR PLUS, Mailbox, Discount Party,Discount clothing, Teen Store, Fitness Center From $51,900 Worldwide WWW .DRSS20.COM 800-518-3064 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 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 Electric Range, white whirlpool, 6 month old like new, self cleaning Paid $500. Sell $200. (352) 794-3672 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable, like new, excellent condition. Can deliver 352 263-7398 Washer or Dryer good cond.$125 each Refrigerator 18cu Kenmore, almond $175 (352) 476-2411 WINDOW A/C 2 of them good condition. 30.00 each 352 302 7451 Tools BAKERS SCAFFOLD complete with wheels,yellow 75.00 good condition. 352 302 7451

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B12 M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 9 O H U YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space 352-564-2940 0 0 0 8 X H D For more information on how to reach Citrus County readers call 352-563-5592. Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call 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 Inverness Homes 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. To viewwww.InvernessPool Home. FSBOnetusa.com 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. HOMOSASSA SMW3/2/2, Ready Now! $900.mo. inclds lawn care (352) 382-4500 GATEHOUSE REALTY 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 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 Need a JOB? #1 Employment source is www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Waterfront Rentals Crystal River 2/2 1/2 LR/DR Lrg rec room, w/FP, seawall/ dock$900 352-267-4271 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 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 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. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Villa.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com 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 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 House, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 Agent (352) 382-1000 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. 3BR House $800., 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 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 INVERNESS Close to hosp 1/1 $450 2/2 $575 352-422-2393 Apartments HERNANDO 2 bed 1 bath. Central heating/air. Includes water, parking & trash. 900 sq ft. 212-7429 Condos/Villas For Rent INVERNESS 2/2/1 Heat Pool/wtr frt comm $600. mo 317-442-1063 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses BEVERLY HILLS2/1, 20 S. Osceola, $525. mo. 352-697-1907 Specializing in Sugarmill Woods Rentals Debe Johns Brkr/Assoc/PRM Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty Property Manager (352) 382-2700 www. coldwellbankernext generation.com See what a Professional Residential Manager can do for you. Rent: Houses Furnished Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS1 bed poss. 2, 1 bath, CHA, carport $475 (352) 220-2958 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 Recently Built, W/D, incl. lawn serv., $750 mo. 1st & sec. (352) 489-6377 FLORAL CITY 2/1+Carport, new windows tile & Paint $545.(352) 228-1542 HOMOSASSA SMW3/2/2, Ready Now! $900.mo. inclds lawn care (352) 382-4500 GATEHOUSE REALTY INVERNESS 2/1 Caged Pool Fl. Rm. 1 mi. from Wal -Mart $850(352) 344-1411 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 Inverness Homes

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M ONDAY, D ECEMBER 26, 2011 B 13 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 433-1226 MCRN Ordinances 09-11 & 10-11-Town of Inglis PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES AMENDING TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND OFFICIAL ZONING MAP AND TEXT OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA BY THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Chapters 163 and 166, Florida Statutes and Section 34-42, of the Town of Inglis Land Development Code, comments, objections and recommendations regarding the following described proposed amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the Town of Inglis Comprehensive Plan and the Official Zoning Map, Town of Inglis, Florida and the text of the Land Development Code of the Town of Inglis, Florida will be heard by the Town Commission of the Town of Inglis, Florida, at hearings on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as these matters can be heard. The hearings will be conducted in the Town of Inglis, Town Hall located at 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida. Final reading of Ordinance 09-11 referencing application CPA11-L1by Inglis Partners LLC to amend the Future Land Use Map from Commercial to Highway Commercial and Z11-4, an application by Inglis Partners LLC to amend the Towns Zoning Map, by changing the zoning designation on the following described property from Neighborhood Commercial (C-1) to Highway Commercial (C-2A). Property consists of 7+/-acres located on the West side of US Hwy 19 between Leveck Avenue and the Withlacoochee River. Final reading of Ordinance 10-11 referencing application LDC11-3 by the Town of Inglis, to amend Article II Administration and Enforcement, Sections 34-2 Definitions; 34-34 Authorization by development permit prior to undertaking any development activity; 34-35 Procedure for review of development plans; and 34-40 Submittal requirements of a development review application. The amendments clarify and streamline the development review process for short form and regular processes; establishing the development review committee and its role in the process. At the hearings, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed amendments. Copies of said proposed amendment applications as described above are available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida, Any person needing accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Town Clerk at (352) 447-2203 (TDD) at least three days in advance. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at a public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; said record including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. December 26, 2011. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 434-0102 MCRN Barretto, Michael Angelo 2011-CP-731 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-731 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Michael Angelo Barretto a/k/a Michael Barretto a/k/a Michael Angelo Baretto a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto Ramos a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto a/k/a Miguel A. Barreto Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Michael Angelo Barretto a/k/a Michael Barretto a/k/a Michael Angelo Baretto a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto Ramos a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto a/k/a Miguel A. Barreto, deceased, whose date of death was August 11, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, 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 26, 2011. Personal Representative: Elizabeth Anne Barretto 6310 N. Obsidian Circle, Crystal River, FL 34428 Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Michael Evans, Florida Bar No. 251674 Attorney for Elizabeth Anne Barretto 20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Florida 34431 Telephone: (352) 489-2889 Fax: (352) 489-0852 E-Mail: hmichaelevanspa@yahoo.com December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 000A2LH Trucks FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 Sport/Utility Vehicles 07 LIBERTY 29K mi 4X2 new tires needs window regulator fixed $11K email ssgt.williams@yahoo.com 4x4s Classic Jeep CJ-5runs great w/many new parts. 3 speed, straight six. New clutch linkage, radiator, water pump, belts, hoses, mast cyc. brks. battery, exhaust,bucket seats, console & more. Bikini top & tow bar incl. Very low mileage, Goodrich mud tires. Recently serviced, oil, transmission & differentials This Jeep was my baby. Driven regularly & a lot of fun. $5200 (352) 586-3107 Motorcycles 2005 HD Ultra Classic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $15000 OBO 352-563-6327or 860-3481 Harley Davidson 04 $9700., Bagger 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 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 Verucci Scooter, 49cc $500. (352) 564-0730 Vehicles Wanted KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 Cars 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 BUICK Century, custom, 4 Dr., loaded, V6, CD, low mi., garaged per, cond. $4,850. 212-4882 CHEVY IMPALA2007, V-6, loaded, mint cond., grey mist, 55K $13,500 obo (352) 201-5428 CHRYSLER Seabring, Convertible, loaded, 43K mi white w/ gray top $8,500 (352) 860-1426 FORD Explorer 4 wheel drive, 151K mi., new tires, runs great. $4,000 firm (352) 382-4377 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 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 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 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 CHEVROLET 1996 Silverado $4,500 (352) 637-7179 Boats 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 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com 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, 36 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 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 Citrus County Homes Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spacious 3/2/2 Rent $800/mo or purchase $125K neg 908-322-6529 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 Out of Town Real Estate McMinn Co, TN 3 bedroom. 2 bath. 2003 doublewide perm found on 13.8AC, 20X20-2-bay garage, inside rural ctylimts. May consider trade for property in CR area. Beautiful Mtn Views & abundant game. Fruit trees HUGE yard. Quiet area close to I75, Chattanooga, TN & Atlanta, GA. NO Lease/NO Rent. $180,000.00 jhughes6086@yahoo.com 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 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 sewer are avail. MUST SEE!!! 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 Boats Proline 17 ft 4 stroke 90 HP Suzuki, very low hours, ready to fish trailer & more $13,500 352-795-3894 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Hobie ProAngler Mirage Drive, nearly new, many options, titled for motor. $2100 Homo.(906) 203-2221 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)

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INSIDE DECEMBER 26, 2011Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOLUME 117 ISSUE 141 50 CITRUS COUNTYNBA opener: Heat burn up court against Mavericks /B1 www.chronicleonline.comHealthy waterGroups and individuals battle invasive muck./Page A10 County boat rampsGovernments maintain public ramps./Page A11 Easygoing OzelloBeing out on the water is a way of life./Page A12 Floating on air(boats)Airboating remains a popular pastime in area./ Page A13 Deputies on patrolAuthorities work to keep waterways safe./Page A14 INDEXComics ................ Crossword ........... Editorial ............... Entertainment ..... Horoscope ........... Lottery Numbers .. Lottery Payouts .... Movies ................. Obituaries ............ Classifieds ........... TV Listings ........... ONLINE POLL:Your choice?What does the future hold for Iraq? A. With diplomatic support from the U.S. and allied countries, it will emerge as a stable democracy. B. Iran will move in and undermine all advances made during the war. C. An internal struggle for control will result in future civil war. D. Im enjoying the holidays and really dont want to think about that. 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 MONDAYHIGH79LOW62Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.PAGE A4TODAY & Tuesday morning FOCUS ONPublic WaterwaysB9 B8 A8 B6 B6 B3 B6 B9 A6 B10 B8 LOCAL NEWSFire ruins Christmas for familyMIKEWRIGHT Staff WriterHOMOSASSA It must have been a little bit of Heaven. How else to explain Kenneth Winn waking up when he smelled smoke Christmas Eve morning and being able to rush his friends family out the door before the small woodframe house burned to the ground? The 9 a.m. fire at 6365 W. Oaklawn St. caused about $20,000 damage to the house and $10,000 to contents, including unwrapped Christmas gifts for Winn, his brother-in-law Michael Gudridge, plus Gudridges girlfriend and their daughter. The property owner, Donald Amos, said firefighters told him they were amazed INSIDE MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleDuring 2011, the Chronicle took an in-depth look at communities in Citrus County on the last Sunday monthly. This issue concludes the series by reporting on the countys public waterways and their significance to the community. Freedom to roamA.B. SIDIBE Staff Writer CRYSTAL RIVERThree of this nations fundamental creeds seem to be at odds in the tug-of-war roiling in Kings Bay over proposed federal rules for the bay and for a springs area now under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service management: the rights of property owners, those of who seek unfettered access to public waters and the obligation to protect the manatee.See FREEDOM/ Page A14LOCAL EFFORTS:Give bloodFind out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./Page A7Get foodArea groups offer low-cost food options and free meals each week./Page A7 See FIRE/ Page A4

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Local man creates television seriesCATHYKAPULKA Staff WriterPeter Lachowsky is a boat builder by trade, but has decided to launch a side business that includes something he is very passionate about history. He has created a half-hour miniseries titled Visiting History, and started Mid Florida Productions, the company that produces his series. Ive always been interested in history, Lachowsky said. When they give you business advice, they say find something you love or like to do, and try to make a business out of it. He said because of the downturn in the economy, he wanted to start a business that might possibly bring in some extra cash. I would sit in front of the computer for two or three hours looking for history anyway, he said. Lachowsky, 41, is a longtime Citrus County resident and graduated from high school at Withlacoochee Vo-Tech, which is now Withlacoochee Technical Institute, in 1989. He said his show focuses on Florida historic places and events, but he wants to go deeper into personal history. He wants to focus on things that other documentaries normally would not cover. In his first show of the series he features Homosassas Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park and the 61-acre Crystal River Archaeological State Park. The next show will focus on Ocalas Silver River Museum and life in a Cracker homestead. His third show will feature an actual archeological dig in Marion County on a 16th-century Spanish mission site in Lake Weir. Lachowsky said he shares the information that he gathers with the managing authority of the historic location where he makes his documentaries, giving them another source to refer to if the site ever disintegrates or is damaged. For future shows, he is looking for public input and topic ideas, from someone who has information that would help me in my documentary, he said. And someone who would be willing to be on the show. He said he is looking for history that can be documented with things like old photos and maps. If his research permits, hes planning on doing more episodes in Citrus County. Im hoping that someone will pipe up and let us use their information, he said. At the same time, if you dont find some way to save the information, once they die, if they dont pass it on to the next generation, its gone. The first episode is scheduled to run at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, and at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, on local television station WYKE. The same episode will run on those days and times for four weeks and then be replaced by a new episode. To contact Lachowsky, email him at midfloridaproductions @gmail.com. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352564-2922 or ckapulka @chronicleonline.com.AroundTHE STATE Citrus CountyViewfinder change begins in JanuaryIn 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. CallawayStranded dolphin netted, releasedA stranded dolphin dubbed Christmas is swimming freely after a two-day rescue effort in the Florida Panhandle. Gulf World co-owner Ron Hardy told The News Herald the dolphin needed help after getting stuck in brackish water near Panama City. A local family had spotted the dolphin and named it Christmas as they waited for help to arrive. Three boats carrying more than 20 people worked Thursday and Friday to catch the dolphin and take it back to open water. Finally on Friday, rescuers netted the dolphin and hauled it onto a large floating platform for a medical examination. Hardy said the dolphin was more than 8 feet long and older but still healthy. The dolphin was towed into open water and released.Key WestMosquito plan raises questionsEnvironmental groups in the Florida Keys are questioning a plan to introduce genetically modified mosquitoes in the island chain to fight the spread of dengue fever. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is working with England-based Oxitec on the project. The mosquitoes would be introduced sometime in 2012. The districts executive director, Michael Doyle, told The Key West Citizen officials are waiting for federal and state approval to test the program. It would be the first such project in the U.S. The mosquitoes would be bred in a lab and then released into the wild. Their offspring would die early in their life cycles, suppressing the mosquito population. The group Friends of the Earth is questioning the programs costs and long-term impacts on the environment.JupiterAircraft wreck found off coastA scuba diver in Florida said hes found the remains of a World War II-era aircraft on the ocean floor. Randy Jordan, of Emerald Charters, told The Palm Beach Post he was diving at a depth of around 200 feet, four miles off Jupiter last week when he spotted the remains of an aircraft. The plane was upside down but still mostly intact. Jordan said he believes the plane is a Curtiss Helldiver SB2C. If hes right, it would be the second Helldiver wreck found underwater in two years. One of the planes was found off Hawaii in January 2010. Jordan said he has plans to take more divers to the site, but they have to proceed cautiously because the plane still could contain live ammunition or human remains. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Feedback wanted on Gulf restoration First step in repair of damage cause by oil spillCHRISVANORMER Staff WriterThe first phase draft of a restoration plan following last years Deepwater Horizon oil spill was recently released for formal public comment. Public feedback is of the utmost importance, and we encourage people to submit comments and attend the upcoming public meetings, said Cooper Shattuck, chair of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees Council Executive Committee. This is the first step in beginning restoration of injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. While continuing to accept project ideas, we will move forward with additional phases of early restoration until the entire $1 billion is committed to Gulf Coast restoration. Eight projects have been proposed for the initial round of early restoration, two each in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. These projects reflect the ideas and input received by the trustees through project solicitation and outreach efforts. The proposed projects include shoreline marsh creation, coastal dune habitat restoration, near shore artificial reef creation, oyster cultch restoration and construction of boat ramp facilities. The total estimated cost of the proposed initial suite of projects is more than $57 million. The projects proposed are intended to begin the process of returning the Gulf of Mexico to its pre-spill condition and making the public whole, said Rachel Jacobson, acting assistant secretary of fish and wildlife and parks, and Trustee Council member. The Trustees crafted this combination of projects based on many criteria, including suggestions from the public, and we encourage the public to continue to participate as we take this major step toward meaningful restoration to bring health and strength back to this region. Florida projects include: Florida boat ramp enhancement and construction Escambia County; four boat ramp facilities; benefitting human use in Escambia County; estimated cost: $4,406,309. Florida (Pensacola Beach) dune restoration Escambia County; 20 acres of coastal dune habitat; benefitting coastal dune habitat in Escambia County; estimated cost: $585,898. This is an important first step in the process of starting restoration of the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, said Mimi A. Drew, special adviser to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. and member of the trustee council speaking on behalf of the Florida trustees. We appreciate the hard work and input of our fellow trustees, local governments and stakeholders that helped us to identify these projects, and look forward to the continued collaboration with these groups both at our upcoming public meetings and throughout the restoration process. Twelve public meetings have been set in January and February throughout Gulf Coast communities and in Washington, D.C., to solicit formal public comment. Florida meetings are set for Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12. Additional details will be made public as they become available. The public comment period will end Feb. 14. For more information, visit www.gulfspillrestoration. noaa.gov. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2916. Documenting history CATHY KAPULKA /ChroniclePeter Lachowsky stands in front of the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park in Homosassa. He has created a documentary series and has included the park in the first episode. People in need not always what they seem Resident urges caution with panhandlersSHEMIRWILES Staff WriterAll the woman claimed she needed was a few bucks to get enough gasoline to drive home to Homosassa. George Alder, who was heading into a Beverly Hills grocery store with his wife, Kaia, to do some shopping, stopped long enough in the stores parking lot to hand the woman $5. He felt good knowing he helped someone out, Kaia said Wednesday afternoon. However, last week when the Black Diamond couple returned to the store, the same woman this time in the parking lot with a man and child approached them with the same sob story. My husband blew a fuse, she said. After running inside the store to get the manager, Kaia said the woman took off, but the manager explained he had been trying to catch the panhandlers in the act for weeks. Apparently, its been going on all over the place, Kaia said. Theyre pretty brazen. She even said a woman claiming she needed gasoline money for her grandfather duped her housekeeper outside a dollar store in Beverly Hills and a woman claiming she needed money to feed her baby approached her friend at a different grocery store. Kaia said she understands there are people out there who are really in need, but the ones who are out defrauding people are making it hard for those with legitimate needs. We give to charities, but not when were being scammed, she said. Heather Yates, spokeswoman for the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, said there is no county ordinance against panhandling and the only statute that even comes close is Florida Statute 337.406, which basically makes it unlawful for people to solicit money for charity on the states rights of way. However, Yates added, it does not apply to panhandlers. People may have other issues such as littering, camping or trespassing that law enforcement can address. Nevertheless, Yates said deputies agree the issue with panhandling is minor in Citrus County. Ginger West with the Family Resource Center in Hernando said a majority of the people her organization serves do not panhandle. With the outreach center open seven days a week and lots of resources available, people can always have a hot meal and get whatever items they need. Those in good health, she said, find whatever work they can to make a few bucks. While there may be some who do panhandle to make ends meet, West said if she sees someone asking for money for food, she takes it upon herself to buy them food instead of handing them money. The same applies to her agency. We dont give money, she said.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-5642924 or swiles@chronicle online.com. We give to charities, but not when were being scammed.Kaia Alderwho with husband George has been solicited by panhandlers. Thieves target presents under familys treeST. PETERSBURG A Tampa Bayarea family said they hope the thieves who stole their presents are waking up to remorse on Christmas morning. While Jeremiah and Brittney Daniels were at a hospital with their son Thursday morning, thieves broke into their St. Petersburg home. The couple came home to find that the thieves took a video game console, a laptop Brittney Daniels uses at her teaching job, a 42-inch flat screen television and all the presents wrapped and waiting under their Christmas tree. Police told WFLA-TV in Tampa they have few clues other than a neighbors report about seeing a man run to a blue van around the time of the theft.Church brings snow for Christmas in FloridaBRADENTON A Florida church said about 10,000 people turned out to see something kind of miraculous for the balmy state a hill of snow. Bayside Community Church trucked in 25 tons of snow for a four-day Family Christmas Spectacular. The Bradenton churchs director of events, Gregg Ellery, told The Herald most of the snow was piled into a hill about 55 feet long and 15 feet tall. Children up to age 18 were allowed to take rides down the big snow hill on orange and green discs. State BRIEFS From wire reports

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ON THE NET For more information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriff citrus.org and click on the Public Information link, then on Arrest Reports. Also under Public Information on the CCSO website, click on Crime Mapping for a view of where each type of crime occurs in Citrus County. Click on Offense Reports to see lists of burglary, theft and vandalism. The Sexual Predator Unit is responsible for tracking all registered sexual offenders and predators in the county. Click on the Sexual Offender Information link on the CCSO website. that smoke from the fire awoke Winn. In most cases, smoke will render victims unconscious before they have the chance to wake up. He shouldnt have woke up, Amos said. Amos, who lives in a mobile home on the property, was renting the 400square-foot house to his friend Winn. Winn, in turn, opened up the home to his brother, Gudridge, his girlfriend Amanda Evans and their 2-year-old daugh ter Nevaeh, to stay for about a month while Gudridge sought a job opportunity. Gudridge, 29, said he and Evans have been together about five and a half years. Their daughter Nevaehs unusual name? Its Heaven spelled backwards, Gud ridge said. He said the girl was shaken afterward. She was obviously terrified, Gudridge said. She took it pretty bad. Everyone, including two dogs, escaped the house unhurt. Fire officials believe an electrical short circuit in the outlet or extension cord providing electricity to a space heater caused the fire. Engines from fire stations at County Road 491, Rock Crusher Road, Oak Park Boulevard and a tanker from the Crystal River Fire Department battled the fire until it was contained about two hours after their arrival. Amos said his mother went out and bought new toys for Nevaeh and Gudridge said the American Red Cross is helping, though the fire destroyed their belongings. All four occupants are staying with Gudridges sister in Homosassa until they can decide what to do next. Anyone wanting to help should call the American Red Cross at 352-564-8455. My daughter has a few toys and that put a smile on her face, Gud ridge said. Its kind of crazy. I dont know where to start. I dont know how to react to it.Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright@chronicleonline.com. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE HI LO PR 78 58 0.00 HI LO PR 80 61 0.00 HI LO PR 82 58 0.00 HI LO PR 80 59 0.00 HI LO PR 80 60 0.00 HI LO PR 79 57 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy and warmTHREE DAY OUTLOOK Scattered showers and storms Partly cloudyHigh: 79 Low: 62 High: 72 Low: 45 High: 66 Low: 41TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 80/57 Record 85/16 Normal 71/49 Mean temp. 69 Departure from mean +9 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.01 in. Total for the year 55.37 in. Normal for the year 52.05 in.*As of 6 p.m. at InvernessUV INDEX: 2 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.19 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 61 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 52% 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 ............................5:40 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:22 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................8:48 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................7:57 P.M. JAN. 1JAN. 9JAN. 16JAN. 23 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONSCitrus County/Inverness/Crystal River: Lawn watering is limited to twice per week. Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Report violations: Citrus County (352) 527-5543; Crystal River and Inverness: (352) 7264488. Landscape Watering Schedule and Times: Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time. For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestrys Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdi Todays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 72 61 c Ft. Lauderdale 79 69 pc Fort Myers 82 63 pc Gainesville 71 58 c Homestead 80 63 pc Jacksonville 68 59 c Key West 80 69 pc Lakeland 79 63 pc Melbourne 76 68 pc City H L Fcast Miami 80 69 pc Ocala 73 60 c Orlando 74 61 pc Pensacola 66 57 sh Sarasota 80 64 pc Tallahassee 69 60 c Tampa 79 65 pc Vero Beach 78 66 pc W. Palm Bch. 78 67 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESEast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers today. Gulf water temperature71 LAKE LEVELSLocation Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.76 27.77 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.79 34.77 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.91 36.90 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.70 38.68 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOKTaken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 39 14 s 39 27 Albuquerque 36 17 s 43 23 Asheville 46 34 pc 56 34 Atlanta 50 45 .51 sh 58 41 Atlantic City 49 22 s 49 32 Austin 47 41 .01 r 56 33 Baltimore 48 24 s 46 36 Billings 47 29 s 45 26 Birmingham 51 46 .56 c 56 49 Boise 38 18 pc 42 31 Boston 39 19 s 44 28 Buffalo 45 34 pc 38 34 Burlington, VT 34 9 sn 32 23 Charleston, SC 65 42 .19 s 63 52 Charleston, WV 50 24 s 51 35 Charlotte 52 33 pc 56 40 Chicago 45 34 pc 42 34 Cincinnati 52 27 pc 44 35 Cleveland 46 33 s 40 34 Columbia, SC 49 37 .16 pc 60 43 Columbus, OH 49 29 s 42 35 Concord, N.H. 27 7 pc 36 18 Dallas 50 41 r 46 40 Denver 35 20 s 44 20 Des Moines 48 30 pc 46 28 Detroit 47 32 s 42 34 El Paso 44 21 s 51 29 Evansville, IN 55 28 pc 44 35 Harrisburg 49 26 s 45 28 Hartford 43 19 s 43 27 Houston 47 42 .19 r 54 41 Indianapolis 49 28 pc 44 34 Jackson 52 45 1.00 r 56 45 Las Vegas 58 34 s 60 39 Little Rock 57 43 r 45 36 Los Angeles 72 44 s 69 48 Louisville 54 34 pc 46 36 Memphis 52 41 r 51 38 Milwaukee 42 35 pc 42 32 Minneapolis 42 32 pc 45 30 Mobile 62 52 .05 r 65 55 Montgomery 54 46 .84 c 60 49 Nashville 58 35 c 50 40 New Orleans 58 55 .02 r 66 50 New York City 46 31 s 45 29 Norfolk 57 32 s 50 38 Oklahoma City 51 28 c 46 28 Omaha 49 26 pc 49 26 Palm Springs 71 43 s 70 43 Philadelphia 48 29 s 48 30 Phoenix 66 39 s 64 40 Pittsburgh 46 29 s 42 35 Portland, ME 25 10 .04 s 37 26 Portland, Ore 51 40 .02 sh 46 42 Providence, R.I. 41 18 s 44 30 Raleigh 52 34 s 55 37 Rapid City 49 20 s 45 22 Reno 43 11 pc 50 23 Rochester, NY 47 27 pc 37 32 Sacramento 55 28 pc 57 41 St. Louis 53 30 r 43 33 St. Ste. Marie 36 21 .07 pc 39 29 Salt Lake City 41 17 pc 39 25 San Antonio 50 44 r 56 35 San Diego 72 43 s 69 46 San Francisco 52 36 s 55 44 Savannah 64 48 .26 pc 63 55 Seattle 50 42 .03 sh 47 42 Spokane 39 23 trace pc 35 30 Syracuse 43 23 sn 36 28 Topeka 53 25 pc 45 27 Washington 48 34 s 47 34YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 85 Fort Myers, Fla. LOW -15 Angel Fire, N.M. MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 88/71/pc Amsterdam 49/43/c Athens 45/40/sh Beijing 37/16/pc Berlin 48/42/c Bermuda 70/62/r Cairo 64/50/s Calgary 34/24/pc Havana 81/64/pc Hong Kong 65/55/pc Jerusalem 52/40/pc Lisbon 61/45/pc London 54/46/pc Madrid 52/29/s Mexico City 75/44/pc Montreal 30/26/pc Moscow 34/27/rs Paris 47/35/pc Rio 83/72/ts Rome 55/35/s Sydney 77/66/ts Tokyo 45/34/pc Toronto 39/33/pc Warsaw 44/37/sh 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* 5:45 a/1:54 a 7:34 p/2:48 p 6:31 a/2:39 a 8:06 p/3:25 p Crystal River** 4:06 a/12:10 p 5:55 p/ 4:52 a/12:01 a 6:27 p/12:47 p Withlacoochee* 1:53 a/9:58 a 3:42 p/9:49 p 2:39 a/10:35 a 4:14 p/10:33 p Homosassa*** 4:55 a/12:53 a 6:44 p/1:47 p 5:41 a/1:38 a 7:16 p/2:24 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) 12/26 MONDAY 9:08 2:24 7:46 2:57 12/27 TUESDAY 9:45 1:15 8:52 3:48 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 80 60 0.00 Today's active pollen: Juniper, composites Todays count: 7.1/12 Tuesdays count: 7.4 Wednesdays count: 7.3 HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: Dec. 23 By Voterama in Congress So you know: The website that provides the record of local lawmakers votes was not available Sunday. Look for results later in the week. 2011 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. QUESTION: Do you support the federal recommendation to ban drivers from using cell phones? Yes. Whether its talking, texting or using other functions, cell phone use by drivers poses huge dangers. 57 percent (42 votes) No. Cell phone use by drivers poses little to no danger. 1 percent (1 vote) Yes. But an exception should be made for use of hands-free devices. 27 percent (20 votes) No. That would be government overreach. 15 percent (11 votes) Total votes: 74. 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Oaklawn St. The Saturdaymorning blaze caused about $20,000 damage to the house and $10,000 to contents, including unwrapped Christmas gifts, officials said. HOW TO HELP Call the American Red Cross at 352-564-8455. FIREContinued from Page A1 My daughter has a few toys and that put a smile on her face. Its kind of crazy. I dont know where to start. I dont know how to react to it. Michael Gudridgelost home, Christmas presents to fire.

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Associated PressLONDON The looseknit hacking movement Anonymous claimed Sunday to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.based security think tank Stratfor. One hacker said the goal was to pilfer funds from individuals accounts to give away as Christmas donations, and some victims confirmed unauthorized transactions linked to their credit cards. Anonymous boasted of stealing Stratfors confidential client list, which includes entities ranging from Apple Inc. to the U.S. Air Force to the Miami Police Department, and mining it for more than 4,000 credit card numbers, passwords and home addresses. Austin, Texas-based Stratfor provides political, economic and military analysis to help clients reduce risk, according to a description on its YouTube page. It charges subscribers for its reports and analysis, delivered through the web, emails and videos. The companys main website was down, with a banner saying the site is currently undergoing maintenance. Proprietary information about the companies and government agencies that subscribe to Stratfors newsletters did not appear to be at any significant risk, however, with the main threat posed to individual employees who had subscribed. Not so private and secret anymore? Anonymous taunted in a message on Twitter, promising that the attack on Stratfor was just the beginning of a Christmas-inspired assault on a long list of targets. Anonymous said the client list it had already posted was a small slice of the 200 gigabytes worth of plunder it stole from Stratfor and promised more leaks. It said it was able to get the credit card details in part because Stratfor didnt bother encrypting them an easy-to-avoid blunder which, if true, would be a major embarrassment for any securityrelated company. Fred Burton, Stratfors vice president of intelligence, said the company had reported the intrusion to law enforcement and was working with them on the investigation. Stratfor has protections in place meant to prevent such attacks, he said. But I think the hackers live in this kind of world where once they fixate on you or try to attack you, its extraordinarily difficult to defend against, Burton said. Hours after publishing what it claimed was Stratfors client list, Anonymous tweeted a link to encrypted files online with names, phone numbers, emails, addresses and credit card account details. Not as many as you expected? Worry not, fellow pirates and robin hoods. These are just the As, read a message posted online that encouraged readers to download a file of the hacked information. The attack is just another in a massive string of breaches weve seen this year and in years past, said Josh Shaul, chief technology officer of Application Security Inc., a New York-based provider of database security software. Still, companies that shared secret information with Stratfor in order to obtain threat assessments might worry that the information is among the 200 gigabytes of data Anonymous claims to have stolen, he said. If an attacker is walking away with that much email, there might be some very juicy bits of information that they have, Shaul said. 1941 fruitcakeCINCINNATI A 1941 fruitcake has sold for $525 to an Arizona man in an Ohio companys online auction, and the money will go to the homeless in southwest Ohio. Elite Estate Group sold the cake in an auction on its website. Company owner Larry Chaney says the man, who wanted to remain anonymous, probably bought the cake as an investment. Chaney says he doubts anyone would eat a 70year-old fruitcake even though it was vacuum packed and contained rum that probably helped preserve it. The cake was made in 1941 by The Kroger Co. It was returned unopened to a Kroger store in 1971. The manager took it home and kept it until recently when his son was helping him get rid of some things and gave the cake to Chaney.Christmas cardWHITEHOUSE, Texas A Christmas card that crisscrossed the country as part of an old joke between two Texas men will rest this holiday for the first time in 61 years. Acker Hanks mailed the card to his former neighbor Lee Kelley in 1950. Kelley, a prankster, mailed it back a year later. The two continued sending the card back and forth, and when Kelley died, his widow mailed the tattered message for more than a decade. Last year, it returned to Hanks unread. He believes Kelleys widow moved to a nursing home. A list of dates and places in the worn card documents its journey. Hanks plans to frame it.Grinch fundABERDEEN, Wash. A regular customer at a Washington state diner that closed, leaving a dozen employees out of work, has led a fundraiser that collected nearly $17,000 to help them out. Glenn Ludwig launched the Grinch fund after learning the 12 workers at his favorite restaurant Americas Diner in Aberdeen were left jobless and without a paycheck since before Thanksgiving. Ludwigs goal was to raise enough money to cover $16,000 in back wages owed to the employees by the owner. KXRO-AM reported Ludwig collected nearly $17,000, and $13,700 of it was collected Wednesday in front of the former diner on Heron Street. Ludwig said some of the excess money will be used to help a diner employee who was fired for reporting the owner to the state Labor and Industries Department after the owner failed to pay workers. Any other leftover money will be donated to a local charity.Margarine missingDES MOINES, Iowa Authorities said a thief who slipped away with $50,000 worth of margarine remains at large even though the truck that carried the payload has been recovered. The trailer was parked awaiting delivery to a Target warehouse in Cedar Falls when it was stolen Dec. 10 from a parking lot near Waterloo. It was found Dec. 15 in a parking lot more than 500 miles away in Fowler, Mich. But the thief and the margarine are nowhere to be found. Waterloo police Capt. Rick Abben said the theft was the latest in a series of semitrailer thefts in the area during the past 18 months. He said the others included a trailer filled with beef jerky, one loaded with dog food and one carrying dental hygiene products.Cupcake questioned PEABODY, Mass. A woman who just flew back home from Las Vegas said an airport security officer confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be a security risk. Rebecca Hains said the Transportation Security Administration agent at McCarran International Airport took her cupcake Wednesday, telling her its frosting was enough like a gel to violate TSA restrictions on allowing liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives.NATION/WORLDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEMONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 A5 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. 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G ulf To Lake Hwy., L ecanto ( next to landfill ) CCC #2837 Mohawk 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee on Carpet Hours: Mon. Fri. 8-5pm Sat. 9-1pm WeirdWIRE From wire reports Associated PressThis photo provided by Elite Estate Group, shows a fruitcake made in 1941 by The Kroger Co. It was returned unopened to a Kroger store in 1971. The Elite Estate Group sold the cake in an auction on its website for $525 to an Arizona man. The money will go to the homeless in southwest Ohio. Anonymous hackers target US security think tank Royals visit Prince Philip in hospital Associated PressLONDON Queen Elizabeth II emphasized the importance of family in her Christmas message this year and her grandchildren brought some Christmas cheer to her husband, Prince Philip, as he recovered in a hospital after a heart procedure. The 90-year-old prince was forced to miss the royal familys traditional Christmas festivities opening presents together, going to a morning church service and viewing the Queens Christmas broadcast after doctors put a coronary stent in. Philip had gone to the hospital on Friday complaining of chest pains, which doctors determined were caused by a blocked coronary artery. Buckingham Palace said Philip was in good spirits and would remain in the hospital under observation. Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, drove in separate cars to Papworth Hospital from Sandringham, Elizabeths sprawling estate where the royal family gathered to celebrate Christmas. Prince Andrews daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, also came to the hospital, along with Princess Annes children, Zara and Peter. The visit from the royal grandchildren came after Elizabeths annual, pre-recorded Christmas message to the nation aired. The royal family reportedly watches the broadcast together every year. The theme of her broadcast family was especially poignant with Philip in the hospital recovering. The message was recorded Dec. 9, before Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, went into the hospital. Associated PressFrom left, Britains Prince William, Prince Charles, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive Sunday to attend a Christmas Service at St Marys church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England.

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Critics worry about conflicts with corporate sponsorship Associated PressSYRACUSE, N.Y. A high-tech helicopter has helped Sheriff Kevin Walsh chase down fugitives, airlift accident victims and spearhead search-and-rescue missions in the Syracuse region of central New York since 1999. In 2012, Air-1 could be grounded by budget cuts. Walshs proposed solution? Slap a corporate logo on the Bell 407 chopper to raise ad revenue and keep her flying. We (police) have put up with donut jokes for our entire existence. I think we can tolerate jokes about the Price Chopper chopper or the Wegmans whirlybird showing up, Walsh said, referring to two supermarket chains. I dont like the idea of our having to fund public services with private donations, but the option is not to have that public service. While hawking naming rights for municipal stadiums, parks, mass-transit stations and other public entities is nothing new for the nations cash-strapped cities, sponsorship deals with police agencies are much less common, and typically less lucrative. On top of that, watchdog groups and many in uniform are wary about potential conflicts when law enforcement cozies up with advertisers, such as officers possibly looking the other way on matters involving corporate sponsors. I feel very confident my officers wouldnt be compromised, said John Kelly, police chief of Littleton, Mass. A town-approved $12,000-a-year contract with a grocery chain pays for one of Kellys five patrol cars. In return, the cruiser has been adorned for nine years with a modest Donelans Supermarkets bumper sticker. Kelly said hes endured plenty of flack, but my position is I have to give my officers tools to provide the necessary services our citizens paid for. At 2:30 in the morning, someone laying out on a local highway because of an accident really doesnt care whos paying for the cruiser or what it says on its side. In 2002, dozens of cities jumped at an offer by a Charlotte, N.C., company to provide new police cars for $1 each in exchange for festooning them with race carstyle logos. The venture fizzled, in part because the line between tactful and tacky advertising can be a narrow one, and the company has gone out of business. We cant let cutesy things subtract from making us look serious, said police Chief Philip Thorne in Springfield, Fla., which turned down a chance to save $500,000 over three years. It sounded like a good idea, recalled Bruce Owens, police chief in Summerville, S.C. But the main concern is the potential ethical issues you might encounter, because no one gives something for nothing. Russ Haven of the New York Public Interest Research Group fears the drive to find sponsorship arrangements in budgetstrapped times may in some instances seem unseemly or feel like its going too far. When it comes to law enforcement, you have this additional layer of concerns, Haven said. If the sponsor becomes a target of an investigation, does the public have confidence theyll be treated equally under the law? In addition, whats the appropriate valuation for naming rights? Haven said. Does it put government in the position of deciding what is an inappropriate sponsor, which could raise First Amendment issues? In Syracuse, the sheriffs budget woes in recent years deepened this fall when the county Legislature eliminated $591,000 in taxpayer aid in 2012 for the helicopter. 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Kenyon Jr., 91, Inverness, died Dec. 23, 2011, in the Citrus Co. Hospice House, Lecanto. Born in Paterson, NJ, to the late Charles and Ruth (Struck) Kenyon, Sr., he came to Florida in 1976 from Hawthorne, NJ, where he retired as the Chief of Police with 26 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, seeing action at Kwajalein Atoll, Tinian, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. Mr. Kenyon was a Master Mason, Life Member of VFW Post in Hawthorne, and Life Member of 4th Marine Division Association. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Kenyon; 2 sons, Robert C. (Chris) Kenyon, Ringwood, NJ, and Thomas P. (Sandy) Kenyon, Lavallette, NJ; 1 brother, Donald of Chicago; 1 sister, Helen Woodward, Oakland, NJ; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Dorothy Sabbagh. Following cremation, he will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Memorials being accepted by Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Joyce Mejdrech, 78THE VILLAGESJoyce Mejdrech, 78, of The Villages, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. Services and burial will be in Illinois. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Email obits@chronicle online.com or fax (352) 563-3280. Phone (352) 563-5660 for details. Time running out on 9/11 health lawsuits Plaintiffs have tough choices when deciding to proceed Associated PressNEW YORK More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop the litigation and apply for benefits from a government compensation fund. For some, the choice is fraught with risk. Federal lawmakers set aside $2.76 billion last winter for people who developed illnesses after spending time in the ash-choked disaster zone. But to be considered for a share of the aid, all potential applicants must dismiss any pending lawsuits by the deadline and give up their right to sue forever over 9/11 health problems. Anyone with a lawsuit still pending on Jan. 3 is barred from the program for life. The government program is attractive because it spares the sick from having to prove that their illness is related to 9/11, and that someone other than the terrorists put them in harms way. But applicants wont know for months, or even years, how much money they might eventually receive from the program. That means some people may give up their lawsuits and find out later they only qualify for a modest payment. Others face a deeper problem. People exposed to trade center dust have blamed it for hundreds of illnesses, but currently the fund only covers a limited number of ailments, including asthma, scarred lungs and other respiratory system problems. That list does not currently include any type of cancer. But the very possibility that cancer could, someday, be covered has led some plaintiffs to drop their lawsuits anyway. In a sense, Ive weighed my options and rolled the dice believing that the country I helped is not going to let me down, said former New York City police detective John Walcott, who retired after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in 2003. He decided a few days before Christmas to drop his case, saying he had come to believe he would never get anything out of the legal system. The court system was set up for attorneys to make a lot of money, he said. He added that at age 47, he is tired of a court fight that had no end in sight. Im done with 9/11. I cant go forward with my life and family and live in peace with this hanging over me. The special master overseeing the compensation fund, Sheila Birnbaum, acknowledged that the deadline would put some people in a tight spot, especially if they have an illness that isnt currently covered by the fund. That is one of the dilemmas, she said. Birnbaum noted, though, the law gives her no wiggle room. Anyone who has a lawsuit active on Jan. 3 will be disqualified from consideration, she said, even if their illness is later deemed to be covered. Its a hard decision that they have to make, she said. The lengthy application process for the fund began in October, and Birnbaum said she expected thousands to apply. Lawyers who represent people with pending cases said they have been going over the pros and cons with their clients for several months, to see which option might suit them better. Its a complicated analysis, said attorney Gregory Cannata, whose firm represents about 100 people, including laborers brought in to repair damaged buildings and cleaners who swept tons of dust from office suites. Cannata said that for the most part, his clients have decided to stick with their lawsuits, in part because of the possibility of a larger payout than they might receive under the government program. N.Y. sheriff hawks naming rights for helicopter Associated PressA Littleton, Mass., Police Department cruiser bears a Donelans Supermarkets bumper sticker. Town officials approved a $12,000-a-year contract with the grocery chain more than nine years ago, which pays for one of the towns five patrol cars. Associated PressIn this Oct. 11, 2001, file photo, firefighters make their way over the ruins of the World Trade Center through clouds of dust and smoke at ground zero in New York. More than 1,600 people suing over their exposure to World Trade Center dust must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop their lawsuits and apply for benefits from a government fund.

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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. For more information, 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 Seventh-day 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 Highway 40 West, 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 in the old Skidmore building). 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. (Please note change in location.) 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 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 352-527-2381 or the church at 352746-2144. 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. For information, call 352-628-9087 or 352-302-9925. The USDA is an equal-opportunity provider. 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 352-400-8952 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 more information and dates for food 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 Baptist Church 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 352-465-6613 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. Inverness Church of God is at 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. Call 352-726-4524. LifeSouth bloodmobile schedule for the month. To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is also required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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. 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 Gulfto-Lake 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. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Citrus County School Board, 1007 W. Main St., Inverness. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Lowes, 2301 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, Homosassa Elementary School, 10935 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa Springs. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, First Christian Church, 2018 A Colonad St., Inverness. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, 6201 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, Cypress Creek Academy, 2855 W. Woodland Ridge Drive, Lecanto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, Rock Crusher Canyon, 237 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, Winn-Dixie, 3565 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Love Motorsports, 2021 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Eagles Aerie 4272, 5340 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, Arbor Trail Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 611 Turner Camp Road, Inverness. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 17, WalMart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, Subway, 2639 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Citrus Kia, 1850 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, VFW Post 7122, 8191 S. Florida Ave., Floral City. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, Citrus County Tax Collectors Office, 210 N. 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Page A8MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 Floridas planIn response to the editorial of Dec. 6, Public lands should stay in public hands: Florida is home to 3.3 million acres of state-owned lands, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is charged with protecting these lands on behalf of Floridas taxpayers. Many of these lands protect Floridas most valuable land and water resources, and we take our roles as public land stewards seriously. As responsible land managers, its our job to make sure we are acquiring the lands that give both Floridians and our environment the most bang for the buck. This means we have to prioritize the lands around some of our most important natural resources our waterways. The future of our state depends on maintaining a clean and sustainable water supply. Responsible land management and acquisition plays a critical role in ensuring we can meet those goals. DEP remains committed to acquiring and protecting the lands most important to Floridians. Gov. Rick Scott also demonstrated his commitment recently by including $15 million for the Florida Forever program in his proposed budget. But effective land management is about more than just acquisition, which is why DEP is working to conduct an in-depth analysis of our land inventory. We have to make sure we have the right lands in the right places, and that were using it for the right reasons. By carefully examining what we already own, we can better determine whats missing and make sure were protecting the areas that need it most. Along with our valuable water resources, we need to protect resources most important to our environment and economy, such as our estuaries, springs and the habitats of endangered species. The decisions to acquire or surplus land are important ones, and state lands are only bought or sold after they undergo a thoughtful, thorough and public process. Managing Floridas lands is an ongoing and everevolving effort that requires input from many agencies and the public. Together, we can ensure the health of our states water and land resources. Clay Smallwood director, Division of State Lands Florida Department of Environmental Protection ROBERTC. KOEHLERBomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran... Or as Mitt Romney put it, playing the irresponsible-lunatic game convincingly enough to become the leading Republican presidential candidate: If we reelect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. The consensus congeals: Our next war must be with Iran. A report issued by the U.N.s International Atomic Energy Agency, which the New York Timescalled chillingly comprehensive (though this is debatable), stoked this long-simmering agenda. It charges that Iran has conducted secret experiments on nuclear triggers and created computer models of nuclear explosions, among other things, which proves that the nation, despite its leaders protestations to the contrary, is pursuing ... oh God, oh God ... a nuclear weapons program. War hysteria springs eternal. It certainly makes great fodder for a presidential campaign, as virtually all the GOP commander-inchief wannabes are playing tough as nails on the issue, yanking the debate screamingly to the right. This is the way the game works. The Obama administration thus has to defend itself for eschewing, so far, a military response to the threat and pursuing only economic sanctions. No matter the current sanctions have applied so much pressure that the Iranian economy has ground to a halt, according to an administration spokesman. Irans alleged hideous crime, of pursuing weapons only the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea are allowed to possess, requires a military pummeling of the first order. And this, then, is the national debate: war or war by other means. No other perspective is allowed or acknowledged. Defending sanctions, for instance, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, said: Critics also argued that these measures will hurt the Iranian people. Quite frankly, we need to do just that. This closed, airtight national discussion fails to acknowledge a few things: most glaringly, that a stance of brutal toughness is horrific national policy and always creates unintended consequences that overwhelm the initial objectives. Furthermore, there is significant counter-evidence, such as Seymour Hershs lengthy investigation that ran last June in the New Yorker, that Iran does not, in fact, have a nuclear weapons program; and that, like Iraqs phantom nuclear program before it, its a bogeyman conjured up by the war establishment, both at home and abroad, to rev the engines of our next big military fiasco. But even if the IAEA allegations are accurate and Iran is indeed developing a nuclear weapons program well, why shouldnt it? As Eric Margolis wrote recently at Huffington Post, Iran has some pretty strong reasons for wanting nuclear weapons for defensive purposes the same reason used by existing nuclear powers. After all, Margolis notes, Iran was invaded by the British and Soviets in 1941, with its oil fields seized to support the war effort; and in 1953, its democratically elected prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by U.S. and British intelligence, thus preventing him from nationalizing Iranian oil production. The U.S. also supported Iraq in its bloody war against Iran in the 1980s. And nuclear-armed Israel is, of course, a serious threat from Irans point of view. I say this not in support of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, but simply to point out the obvious holes and hypocrisies in the conventional logic, which isnt logic at all, just propaganda surrounding a given: Iran is our enemy. No matter what. It is in this context that I bring up a surprisingly ambivalentNew York Timeseditorial on the IAEA report, which ran last week. The editorial, while adding its bit to the excoriation of Iran and calling on the U.N. Security Council to quickly impose a new round of even tougher sanctions on Iran, also made a feint, albeit confused and apologetic, in the direction of sane foreign policy and the larger picture. Were not sure any mix of sanctions and inducements can wean Tehran of its nuclear ambitions, the editorial lamented, neatly razor-slicing its own argument. It went on: We are sure that a military attack would be a disaster and the current saberrattling from Israel should make everyone nervous. What refreshing confusion! Might the Timesactually oppose a war with Iran? My guess is that it wouldnt. Once the bandwagon began to roll, the Gray Lady would, I fear, clamber aboard. But here it is, acknowledging uncertainty that force and coercion would do any good at all, bringing what amounts to an antiwar consciousness to bear on the situation. Praise the Lord sanity returns from exile, at least tentatively. The next logical step is to acknowledge global nuclear disarmament as the key to our safety, and everyones safety. As Howard W. Hallman, chair of Methodists United for Peace with Justice, puts it at Strategic Peacemaking: ... for deterrence of other nations nuclear arsenals, a wiser and safer alternative is mutual elimination of all nuclear weapons. Such wisdom may not yet be part of the official debate, as it is monitored by the military-industrial establishment, but much of the world is massing with locked arms at its edges, shouting: No war with Iran. No war anywhere.Robert Koehler, an awardwinning, Chicago-based journalist, is a nationally syndicated writer. You can respond to this column at koehlercw@gmail.com or visit his Web site at common wonders.com. The world is a round gulf, and he who cannot swim must go to the bottom.Spanish proverb Its time for disarmament CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARDGerry Mulligan ..........................................publisherCharlie Brennan ............................................editorMike Arnold ..........................................HR directorSandra Frederick ............................managing editorCurt Ebitz ........................................citizen memberMac Harris ......................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ................................guest member Sewer project a step forward for community When Citrus County was developed during the boom years of the 1970s through the 1980s, one of the most attractive attributes was that this was an inexpensive place to build a new home. One of the key reasons it was inexpensive is that we did not pay all that much attention to putting the proper infrastructure in place. Today, we are collectively paying for that lack of planning. Recently, the members of the county commission listened to complaints from residents who live just outside the Crystal River city boundaries, because some did not want to pay for the expansion of sewer services to their homes. Many homes built west of U.S. 19 in Citrus County were originally fitted with septic tanks. These aging septic tanks are now part of the pollution problem we have created in the delicate ecosystem along our coast. The county commission and city of Crystal River have worked together using a very generous state grant to expand sewer services to communities outside of the city limits. The criticism from citizens is unfounded. While none of us like to pay more money especially during these tough economic times the city and county have put together an incredibly generous package of grants that have defrayed up to 85 percent of the sewer line assessment. Homeowners have the opportunity to spread the remaining costs over a period of 10 years so it is not a huge financial drain. Septic tanks were the inexpensive way for the county and city to permit growth to take place. But our community can no longer afford the high costs of pollution caused by the inefficient old systems. Instead of criticism, our elected officials deserve praise for moving forward on the sewer expansion. The easiest thing for politicians to do with pollution problems is to just kick the can down the road and let the next group deal with it. Instead, our leaders stepped up to the plate and despite the inevitable criticism they moved ahead with the project. To the individual homeowners, a sewer system increases the value of property. The cleaning up of pollution sources along the coast will also have a positive impact on property values and the countys economy as a whole. This was a good step forward. THE ISSUE:Sewer system expansion.OUR OPINION:Good decision by county, city. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including emailed letters.We reserve the right to edit letters.Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to letters@chronicleonline.com .LETTERto the Editor Check your trashEver wonder how some of your neighbors who do not have a weekly trash pickup get rid of their trash? Check your trash cans on pickup days.Great workI just finished reading the information on Mayor Toba, who has tried to rebuild his town in Japan. All I can say is, my prayers and hopes for him to rebuild it will continue because he deserves the credit to try and rebuild that town with a high wall or whatever is needed. God bless him. I pray for him each day. He needs to have the help he needs. Please, somebody help him.Phones, phoniesSeveral days ago, I saw an article where a state senator is trying to get a ban on using texting while driving. Unfortunately, some Republican Congress people are against it. They said it would infringe on the rights of the people. What about all the people that are killed from these idiots texting and using their cell phones? The U.S. now states, the National Transportation Safety Board, no cells, no texting by drivers. If we had a Republican president, you know it would pass right away. But because we have a Democratic president, Republicans will be against it. The politicians have to stop thinking about their party and start thinking about the U.S. population and the people that could get hurt.Read, then voteMr. Editor, Id like to see this in print. This is to all you Democrats and Republicans who voted for the health care bill without having read it: To hear Nancy Pelosi, Pass this bill so you can then know whats in it. No more passing bills without them being read. No more buying a pig in a poke. You congressmen need to vote on one bill at a time after the bill is read in Congress, so you know what to vote for. Back to basics on all this stuff. Then we can get our nation back on track.The right moveI would like to give a shout out to Obama for bringing the troops home from Iraq like he promised. The Republicans are shouting, Cut and run, we should stay. The government tells us, the United States, to get out, so we should. We should have never went in. If the Republicans want Americans in Iraq, they should go over there themselves.Call SHINEThis message in Sound Off is for Mr. Jake Little, who wrote a letter concerning his diabetic supplies and denial from Medicare. I dont know whether he has researched it or not, but if he contacted the wonderful people at SHINE, at 352-746-3423, they may be able to help him switch drug plans or get his diabetic supplies. I hope this helps. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTSwill be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. SOUND OFFCALL563-0579 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE ON VACATION Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts will resume his columns in the new year. BETTERMENT Other VOICES

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Fire kills 5 Associated PressAn early-morning fire in Stamford, Conn., killed two adults and three children. Two others escaped. Their names have not been released. House fire kills 5 on ChristmasSTAMFORD, Conn. An advertising executive in the fashion industry owns the tony Connecticut home that burned down on Christmas morning in a blaze that killed five people. Property records show the large Victorian home was purchased by 47-year-old Madonna Badger last year. Authorities say three children were among the dead, while two people escaped the blaze. The identities and ages of the victims werent released. Officials did not provide details of the relationships between the people in the home. Badger is the founder of Badger and Winters Group. The website described the business as a branding and design consultant group. The site also said Badger is married with three children. Protesting Associated PressProtesters march through a lower-income neighborhood of Casablanca on Sunday denouncing recent elections, in a mass popular call to bring more democracy into the North African kingdom. Suicide bomber strikes funeralKABUL, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday just after a funeral in northern Afghanistan, killing 19 people, including a member of the national parliament, the Interior Ministry said. The attack came as mourners were leaving at the end of the funeral of a village elder in the town of Talaqan in northern Takhar province, a statement said, killing 19 and wounding 40. Among the dead was parliament member Abdul Mutaleb Baik. Suicide attacks are rare in Takhar province, which is 155 miles northeast of Kabul and is considered one the nations calmer regions. Sayed Ikramuddin Masomi, another lawmaker from Takhar province, confirmed that the lawmaker was killed. The suicide attacker killed ... innocent people, and unfortunately Abdul Mutaleb Baik was among them, he said in a telephone interview. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Over the past year, the Taliban have repeatedly struck at officials and other prominent figures in an apparent effort to paralyze the government. From wire reports Nation BRIEF World BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A9MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Transport terminal dig unearths artifacts Window opened into the past Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO The big dig for San Franciscos multibillion dollar transportation terminal has unearthed some artifacts from the citys heady Gold Rush days, including opium pipes from a Chinese laundry and a chipped chamber pot found in a backyard outhouse. The 70 artifacts have city archaeologists eager for more and local residents pondering the ground beneath their feet. Its not often that you get a chance to stop for a moment and have a window into what used to be, said James M. Allan, an archaeologist with William Self Associates, the firm ensuring the items are unearthed and preserved. It gives you pause. The $4 billion Transbay Transit Center under construction in the South of Market financial district is billed as the Grand Central Station of the West. The 1 millionsquare-foot bus and train station will serve as the northern end of Californias planned high-speed rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles; the West Coasts tallest skyscraper is slated to rise above the center. Its all sleek and modern and on the same blocks once inhabited by working-class Irish immigrants and Chinese laborers who lived back to back on the sand dunes of the busy Gold Rush port known as Yerba Buena Cove. They were the Donahues and the Dollivers, the Wings and the Lings, and the now-seemingly quaint accoutrements of their lives are being unearthed: clay opium pipes and ceramic tea pots from China; French perfume bottles; dainty English serving dishes, apothecary jars and the heads of hand-painted porcelain dolls; as well as animal bone toothbrushes and abandoned chamber pots. They all date back to the mid-tolate 1880s, when the cove was reclaimed and clapboard houses went up on Mission, Natoma and Minna streets, between First and Beale. They were filled with Irish, Swedish, German and Italian immigrants, as well as the Chinese who had come during the Gold Rush and then stayed on to help build the railroads and bridges. Associated PressArchaeologist James Allan looks at a barrel strap and rope pulley shown at an exhibit of artifacts recently dug up from the Transbay Terminal construction site, on display in San Francisco. Radical Muslims claim responsibility Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria Terror attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion. Authorities on Sunday acknowledged they could not bring enough emergency medical personnel to care for the wounded outside St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla near Nigerias capital. Elsewhere, a bomb exploded amid gunfire in the central Nigeria city of Jos and a suicide car bomber attacked the military in the nations northeast as part of an apparently coordinated assault by the sect known as Boko Haram. The Christmas Day violence, denounced by world leaders and the Vatican, shows the threat of the widening insurrection posed by Boko Haram against Nigerias weak central government. Despite a recent paramilitary crackdown against the sect in the oil-rich nation, it appears that Africas most populous nation remains unable to stop the threat. The White House condemned what it called a senseless attack, offered its condolences to the Nigerian people and pledged to assist authorities in bringing those responsible to justice. The first explosion on Sunday struck St. Theresa Catholic Church just after 8 a.m. The attack killed 35 people and wounded another 52, said Slaku Luguard, a coordinator with Nigerias National Emergency Management Agency. The bombing and the delayed response drew anger from those gathering around the church after the blast. The crowd initially blocked emergency workers from the blast site, only allowing them in after soldiers arrived. In Jos, a second explosion struck near the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church, state government spokesman Pam Ayuba said. Gunmen later opened fire on police guarding the area, killing one officer, he said. Two other locally made explosives were found in a nearby building and disarmed. By noon Sunday, explosions echoed through the streets of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state where fighting between security forces and the sect already had killed at least 61 people in recent days. The most serious attack on Sunday came when a suicide bomber detonated a car loaded with explosives at the state headquarters of Nigerias secret police, the State Security Service. The bomber killed three people in the blast, though the senior military commander apparently targeted survived the attack, the State Security Service said in a statement. After the bombings, a Boko Haram spokesman using the nom de guerre Abul-Qaqa claimed responsibility for the attacks in an interview with The Daily Trust, the newspaper of record across Nigerias Muslim north. Associated PressAn armed soldier walks past a car destroyed Sunday in a blast next to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria. An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigerias capital Sunday, killing scores of people, officials said. GOP campaign a family affair Wives in ads, kids on the bus Associated PressCONCORD, N.H. Mitt Romneys wife gushes about his silly side and devotion to their five sons and 16 grandchildren. Rick Santorums college-age daughter opines online about missing the campus coffee shop and chats with friends about their Friday night plans. Jon Huntsmans daughters generate much-needed buzz for him with a joint Twitter account and online videos, including at least one that went viral. Days away from voting in the Republican presidential race, the path to the nomination is quickly becoming a crowded family affair with spouses and offspring pitching in and doing far more than just smiling from the sidelines. Ann Romney, Anita Perry and Callista Gingrich are starring in new TV ads for the husbands theyve loyally campaigned for. Romney extols her husbands character and says to me that makes a huge difference in a candidate. Perry tells the old-fashioned American story of how she and her husband were high school sweethearts who had to wait until he was done flying airplanes around the world for the Air Force before they could marry. Callista Gingrich wishes the nation a Merry Christmas from our family to yours in Gingrichs new holiday-themed TV ad. Associated PressRepublican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann walk through a square while campaigning Friday in Concord, N.H. Soldier shot at homecoming party Associated PressSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. A decorated Army soldier recovering from injuries suffered in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan has been shot at his homecoming party, and family members say hes paralyzed and in critical condition. Christopher Sullivan, 22, was shot late Friday while trying to break up a fight between his brother and another man at a San Bernardino, Calif., residence. My son didnt deserve this. He served his country, his mother, Suzanne Sullivan, told the San Bernardino Sun. Suzanne Sullivan said her son suffered two gunshot wounds to his back, which shattered his spine. Family members told the newspaper that the shooting late Friday left Sullivan paralyzed and in critical condition. Police said Sullivans brother and a partygoer got into an argument over football. When Sullivan moved to intervene, the man pulled a gun and opened fire. The gunman fled the scene before police arrived. Sullivan was wounded in a suicide bombing attack last year in Kandahar while serving with the 101st Infantry Division. He suffered a cracked collar bone and brain damage in the attack and has been recovering in Kentucky where he is stationed. He was awarded a Purple Heart. Sullivan was home on leave when the shooting occurred. To come home to this, its so unfair, his aunt Theresa Marquez told the newspaper. His enlistment would be complete in April, after which Sullivan had planned to come home to go to college.

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Levels vary in countySHEMIRWILES Staff WriterWhen it comes to the quality of water in the county, there are several groups and individuals both locally and statewide who make it their business. There are four main things the district does related to water quality, said Veronica Craw, environment manager with the South Florida Water Management District. The first is sediment removal projects. One was just recently done on the Homosassa River in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Another one is being conducted right now on the Chassahowitzka River with the county. And one was done previously in 1997 in Kings Bay with the county. In addition, Craw said the district does watershed restoration, implementing best management practices. This includes updating storm water systems and creating a water treatment wetland designed to capture stormwater from area parking lots before it reaches Kings Bay at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. The district is also working with Progress Energy on a reclaimed water project. The district also performs water qualitybased monitoring in Citrus County to track conditions so it can then adjust management accordingly. When asked if the quality of public waters in Citrus County was good, Craw explained it depends on the system. For example, the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes has pretty good water quality, while DEP has classified several of the coastal systems as impaired. It really depends on the body of water and what perimeter youre interested in, she said. But along with the various projects the district takes part in, Craw said it is also important to educate the public about water. One matter they promote heavily is watershed base education to change residential behavior. With findings of elevated nutrients in the water primarily from fertilizers, the district actively runs public education campaigns to inform the community about how they can help improve water quality. Its also an issue Al Grubman, president of TOOFAR, a grassroots environmental group focused on the conservation of water, agrees is most important as nitrogen in the water keeps increasing. Nitrogen is a hard thing to get out of the water, he said. Thanks to faulty septic tanks and people over fertilizing or fertilizing near bodies of water, Grubman said they are seeing the effects of nitrogen in the water as weed growth and algae production swells. And with more weeds in the water, that means less oxygen for the fish. Everything needs to be in balance, he said. One man in Crystal River has taken the intuitive to remove one troublesome alga from Kings Bay. Lyngbya is cyanobacteria that suffocates native plants along the bottom of Kings Bay and Crystal River. It gobbles nutrients and absorbs oxygen from the water, making it nearly impossible for anything healthy to grow. Getting rid of it demands time and hard work. Other than dredging the bays bottom, an expensive venture that requires extensive permitting, Art Jones and the Kings Bay Rotary Club are going for a simple approach: raking it up. Jones said he has been conducting cleanups about two to three times a month with as many as a dozen people at Hunters Spring, as well as individual cleanups. So far, they have been able to remove tons of lyngbya from Kings Bay. Its making a big difference, he said. Starting in January, he said they would be hitting the ground running in hopes of doing some more public cleanups to get more people attached to the project. Its going forward, he said. Its doing very well. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Jones at 727-642-7659.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at (352) 564-2924 or swiles@ chronicleonline.com. A10MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Why the canal was ditched CHRISVANORMER Staff WriterThe idea of cutting Florida in two to connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico with a Cross Florida Barge Canal goes back for centuries. Early proposals have been attributed to Philip II of Spain, Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, according to Florida Defenders of the Environment (FDE), a conservation organization based in Gainesville. Historically, waterways were the preferred method for transporting large cargoes. Such a project took shape during the 1930s, when Franklin D. Roosevelt allocated funds as part of an economic recovery program. But work stopped after protests raised environmental concerns. Yet, in 1942, work commenced again in fits and starts after Congress authorized construction by a one-vote margin, according to the FDE. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy allocated $1 million to the project. On Feb. 27, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the start of construction on the 185-mile Cross Florida Barge Canal at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, Palatka. An estimated audience of 15,000 attended. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on a route running from the St. Johns River near Jacksonville west to the Gulf of Mexico at Yankeetown. Four years later, the Rodman Dam and Reservoir were completed, taking 9,000 acres of river and floodplain forest along 16 miles of the Ocklawaha River. The Eureka Dam was to have claimed another 20 miles of river and floodplain, but construction was halted before the dam was closed. The vision was that the canal, and the St. Johns-Indian River Barge Canal, would offer a quick route across Florida by 1971. Instead the barge canal was halted in 1971 because of environmental and economic concerns. Canal project plans included three dams, five locks and 110 miles of channel that would be 150 feet wide and 12 feet deep. Twentyfive miles of this waterway, along with three locks and three dams, were complete by 1971. On Jan. 19, 1971, President Richard Nixon signed an executive order suspending further work on the barge canal. When halted, the project was one-third complete and about $74 million had been spent on land acquisition and construction. The Council on Environmental Quality has recommended to me that the project be halted, and I have accepted its advice, Nixon wrote in his order. The council has pointed out to me that the project could endanger the unique wildlife of the area and destroy this region of unusual and unique natural beauty. The total cost of the project if it were completed would be about $180 million. About $50 million has already been committed to construction. It took another 19 years and a $2.5-million restudy by the Corps to finally deauthorize the Cross Florida Barge Canal. With the deauthorization in 1990, the barge canal was officially dead. On May 22, 1990, a revised federal bill was filed in the U. S. Senate by Senators Bob Graham and Connie Mack providing, among other things, for a minimum 300yard wide greenway corridor to be maintained along the former barge canal route. This bill was agreed to by the entire Florida Congressional delegation. The barge canal project was officially cancelled in 1991. The right-of-way was turned over to the state and became the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, named in honor of the woman who led opposition to the canal. State and federal deauthorization bills transformed the former canal lands into the Cross State Greenbelt for Conservation and Recreation (now the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway), a 110-mile long, 75,000-acre public land. The greenway stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River and is up to a mile and a half wide in areas. It was Floridas first official greenway, and remains the centerpiece of the states greenway system, a network of corridors of protected open space managed for conservation and recreation. The project is remarkable as a case in which the Army Corps of Engineers gave in to pressure from environmentalists. On Feb. 22 this year, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners backed a presentation by Fred Busack, an attorney, to develop a sea port on the site of the barge canal as a means to diversify the countys economic base. On May 24, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation regarding security regulations at Floridas seaports that includes language creating a Port Citrus as the 18th port in Florida. It gives Citrus voting membership on the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council.Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2916. Photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives and the Citrus County Archives and Special CollectionsThe Cross Florida Barge Canal near the Withlacoochee River was to have been part of a 185-mile project that connected the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, but construction was stopped in 1971. Photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives and the Citrus County Archives and Special CollectionsExtensive construction started in the mid-1960s in northern Citrus County near Inglis and Yankeetown on the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Groups dedicated to maintaining water quality DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleThe lyngbya in the Crystal River has been an eyesore for decades. These pole fishermen at the end of the Third Street pier are fishing for mullet and the weeds dont slow them down from snagging a few. COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERWAYS During 2011, the Chronicle will take an in-depth look at communities in Citrus County on the last Sunday monthly. Reporters: A.B. Sidibe, Cathy Kapukla, Chris Van Ormer, Jim Hunter, Matthew Beck, Mike Wright, Nancy Kennedy, Shemir Wiles, Sandra Frederick. Photographers: Dave Sigler, Matthew Beck, Brian LaPeter. Editors: Sandra Frederick, Charlie Brennan, Margot Konerding. Researcher: Darlene Mann. Page designers: Brad Bautista, J.K. Devine, Cheryl Jacob. The information in the maps and statistics was produced by a cooperative effort between the Citrus County Office of GIS and the Citrus County Property Appraiser. CITRUSCOUNTY Florida's BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community MUCKRAKERS WANTED Anyone interested in volunteering to clean lyngbya from Kings Bay should call Art Jones at 727-642-7659.

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CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEMONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 A11 CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Gateways to countys water recreation CATHYKAPULKA Staff WriterOne of the many jewels that attract visitors and residents to Citrus County is its lakes, rivers and the fact that the county sits on the Gulf of Mexico. People seem to flock to the countys water like moths to a flame. Public boat ramps are the most popular way to gain access for those who seek pleasure or use the waterways to make a living. And, the ramps provide water access in a very easy and affordable way for those who do not live directly on the water. Part of the culture here (in Citrus County) is the rivers and the saltwater, Bob Glancy, grounds maintenance manager for Citrus County Department of Public Works said. During the summer on Friday, Saturday or Sunday on a nice weather weekend, they are heavily used. County or city governments maintain the public boat ramps in Citrus County and hes in charge of 14 of them; six saltwater and eight freshwater boat ramps. His job is to conduct monthly maintenance inspections of the ramps checking everything from water levels, docks, wood and floatation devices and the and piers that lead the public to them. Glancy said his crew goes out to the boat ramps and fishing piers two or three times a week giving them a once over and collecting trash. They also take readings keeping an eye out for low water levels in the lakes and rivers. He said if the water levels get too low, boaters have to back up further into the lake to make their boat float, which could cause their trailer tires to fall off the ramp and get stuck in the muck. Glancy said he is the person responsible for closing boat ramps and he closes them before water levels get dangerously low, as he has done in past years. Were not getting the water, the weather that we used to, those constant afternoon showers, he said as he explained that lake water levels are still low. The boat ramps themselves are in good shape. Were not at the point of closing them down. We close them down when they get to the point that they are a danger to people, he added. All it takes is rain to get out of the problem. Youve got to have water to float a boat. He said most of the county maintained ramps are free with the exception of the Chassahowitzka River Campground boat ramp, which charges a nominal parking fee.Crystal RiverAndy Houston, Crystal River City manager, said the city of Crystal River maintains two public boat ramps: the City Boat Ramp, which provides free parking across U.S. 19 and at Petes Pier where the ramp is free, but the parking is privately owned and there is a nominal charge. He said public works employees periodically inspect the ramps, but they dont have a monthly set inspection schedule. There is a clear demand for more boat ramps and more parking, he said when asked if Crystal River has an adequate number of public boat ramps. But the Manatee Protection Plan inhibits us. It was made with a goal of not encouraging more boat traffic as a way of protecting the visiting manatee. Houston said the city has no plans to install any new boat ramps.InvernessThe city of Inverness maintains two boat ramps; the Wayside Park boat ramp on State Road 44 E. and the North Apopka boat ramp. Both of these boat ramps are free, with free parking. The North Apopka ramp provides access to Little and Big Lake Henderson and the Tsala Apopka Lake chain. It is better suited for smaller watercraft, including kayaks and canoes.The Wayside Park ramp will accommodate a larger boat. Pati Smith, city of Inverness Parks and Recreation director, said she thinks there are times the Wayside Park boat ramp can get very crowded. Its not like the West side (of the county), she said. Its sufficient. Smith said the city of Inverness population is about 7,000 people and only a small percentage of its residents use the boat ramps. All of our recreational facilities are paid for by the city tax payers, she added. But its serving the entire community and beyond. For a small community, theres a lot that this community offers.Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline.com. BOAT RAMPS IN CITRUS COUNTYCounty-maintained boat ramps: Salt-water boat ramps: Chassahowitzka River Campground, 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa. Fort Island Gulf Beach, 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Fort Island Trail Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Ozello Fishing Pier, S. John Brown Dr., Crystal River. MacRaes of Homosassa, 5290 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa. Mason Creek, 6891 S. Mason Creek Road, Homosassa. Fresh-water boat ramps Eden Park, 614 Park Lake Terrace, Inverness. Duval Island Drive., 7790 S. Duval Island Drive, Floral City. Goldendale Avenue, 12199 N. Goldendale Ave., Dunnellon. Hernando, 3650 E. Lake Place, Hernando. Spruce Drive, 4863 E. Spruce Drive, Dunnellon. Trails End. 7594 S. Old Oaks Drive and 12300 E. Trails End Road, Floral City. Turner Camp Road, 9460 E. Turner Camp Road, Inverness. Withlapopka, 11104 E. Flounder Drive, Floral City. Boat ramps in Citrus County, but not maintained by the county, are: Barge Canal Boat Ramp U.S. 19 on the Cross Florida Barge Canal, Crystal River. Fort Island Gulf Beach County Road 44 on Crystal Bay, Crystal River. Fort Island Trail Park Fishing Pier Lake Rousseau Campground, 10811 Coveview Terrace, Crystal River. Marine Science Center 12646 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Public Boat Ramp 420 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. River Lodge Resort 13790 Fossgroves Path, Inglis. Ozello Park John Brown Road off County Road 494, Ozello. Petes Pier 1 S.W. Second Place, Crystal River. Withlacoochee River, ramp No. 51 off C.R. 39 west of State Road 200 (FWC-maintained), Citrus Springs. Withlapopka Community 10851 Gobbler Drive, Floral City.Compiled by Darlene Mann, news researcher MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleMany visitors to Citrus County trailer boats with them to fish along the many waterways Citrus County possesses. Aquatic services makes sure boaters have clearance CHRISVANORMER Staff WriterRecreation on the waterways would come to a standstill without the work of the countys division of aquatic services. They keep it flowing. If its a public accessible waterway, like the Tsala Apopka chain, we do it, said Mark Edwards, director of aquatic services. We maintain about 25,000 surface acres. We maintain all of the waterways for access and navigation on public accessible waterways and we get that question all the time. Citrus County has had an aquatic services division since 1981, Edwards said. With its volume of water, the county found it necessary to take charge. The division manages nuisance aquatic plants, maintains waterway signage, constructs artificial reefs, assists with Adopt-A-Shore activities and removes derelict vessels. Edwards, the divisions third director, keeps trails open through aquatic plants. Theres a series of trails that we maintain for the boats to get from the boat ramp out to the lake, for residents to be able to get out to the lake or to get to the boat ramp, Edwards said. Throughout the county, the division maintains a series of networks of 25-feet-wide trails for access and navigation, but county taxpayers are footing only 20 percent of the cost. Of all the money that we use in aquatics, 80 percent of it comes from grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Bureau of Invasive Plant Management, Edwards said. A lot of people dont realize that, but the majority of our funding comes from the state. Only 20 percent is ad valorem taxes. The 20 percent takes care of trail maintenance the state does not cover. They dont do dead-end canals, Edwards said. They dont do areas that are not from the boat ramp or major fishing lanes, so if it wasnt for the county program that augments the state program, those trails wouldnt get done. Aquatic plant growth can be controlled three ways: by use of herbicides, mechanics or biological control. Edwards said the division sprays herbicides and contracts mechanical harvesters, but has not used biological controls, which introduce non-native predators to non-native plants, such as releasing alligator flea beetles to eat alligator weeds. People dont realize that, unlike up north, our growing season is 12 months a year, Edwards said. We are constantly being bombarded with non-native plants. Non-native and exotic plants are prolific growers and clog the waterways. Native plants, on the other hand, are valuable habitat for fish and wildlife, but still can hinder recreational uses of the waterways. The main problem plants are hydrilla, water hyacinth and water lettuce. Hydrilla, a submerged plant, first found in Florida in Citrus County in the 1960s, is the No. 1 problem aquatic plant. It can grow an inch a day. In its native country it has natural predators that feed on it, Edwards said. Here, it doesnt have the natural things that control it. Water hyacinth, a floating plant, doubles population in 12 days. It is believed to have been introduced into the United States in 1884 at an exposition in New Orleans. Within 70 years of reaching Florida, the plant covered 126,000 acres of waterways. Water lettuce, a floating plant, forms large dense mats and currently is under maintenance control in the county. Another risk to waterway accessibility is tussocks, massive floating islands of mud and grasses. Tussocks are formed when organic sediments settle on the bottom of the lake where plants have root structures. Gases accumulate in these roots and become buoyant. With an increase in water levels, these root systems act like a cork and sometimes lift a layer of sediment from the bottom of the lake to the surface. Heavy rain following a drought rapidly refills the lake bed and raises the tussocks. The division also maintains an offshore reef and structures called fish attractors. We have one large offshore reef about 24 miles off the coast, Edwards said. We started that in 1985. It assists fishermen. In the ocean, if you dont have any structure, youre not going to have any fish. People come to fish at the reef, attracting visitors to the county. The division has nine full-time employees to help with its goals of controlling invasive plants, preventing hydrilla infestations, controlling other plants in lakes and rivers, making lakes useable, keeping all navigational trails open and providing the maintenance. It gets at least 350 requests a year from residents for weed control, which keeps it in business. Edwards also is continuously pursuing grants. We spend 90 percent of our annual budget on contracting mechanical harvesting, Edwards said. In the current financial year, his budget showed revenue of $1,731,636 from state grants and $515,000 from county funding. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2916. MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleMechanical harvesters are used to remove unwanted vegetation from area lakes. The division has nine full-time employees to help with its goals. ... It gets at least 350 requests a year from residents for weed control, which keeps it in business.

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A12MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Best sunsets in the world SANDRAFREDERICK Staff WriterOZELLO Creatively surviving with what Mother Nature has to offer, wild berries and fish, Wes Lewis and Joe Cullen recently edged their canoe into the waters of Ozello. Armed with a handheld GPS and enough spare food for two out of the five-day trip, the best friends loaded their boat with oars, a few changes of clothing and tools to build a lean-to for protection at night. Also on board was Digger, a rescue dog who had one of his front legs amputated after being run over by a tractor in the summer. This is survival camping, Lewis, from Gainesville, said. We will identify edible plants, do some primitive fishing and make our own shelter. The pair said although they have never canoed in the waters of the remote town at the end of County Road 494 West Ozello Trail they thoroughly researched the waterway and came prepared with books, maps and a preplanned six-mile trip. For those who call this low-lying coastal community home, water is at the core of their lifestyle. Many scratch a living out of fishing the marshes and the waterway leading to the Gulf of Mexico. And getting there from other points in the county is challenging. The narrow road curves and zigzags until it ends at the Gulf. Often, during storms, the road is known to be under water and many houses are built on stilts because of frequent flooding. Otto Stayler knows the marsh waters like the back of his hands. For nearly 30 years, the crabber has plied his trade snatching the clawed-crustaceans, red fish, mullet, sheepshead, speckled trout and other fish from the salt water. I know all the places they hide, he said. The crabs climb up in the mud flats and I get them there. Stayler has seen the fishing industry slowly destroyed by the 1990s seine net ban and over regulation by the government, but he said there are still many fishermen who depend on the waters for their livelihood. This is a good fishing area, he said as he unloaded 80 pounds of blue crab, worth about $140 before expenses. It is not overfished. Wanda McDougall works several days a week at Pecks, a local seafood restaurant tucked alongside one of the many inlets. For her, Ozello offers the tranquility many people search for an entire lifetime. On most days, her husband will fish while she serves the local catch of the day. Ive been here my entire life and I love it, she said. Although she recently moved to Homosassa, she said her heart is still in Ozello. The early mornings are peaceful, she said. When the sun shines, it is like diamonds in the water. And it offers the best sunsets in the world.Chronicle managing editor Sandra Frederick can be reached at 352-564-2930. RIC BUSH/Special to the ChronicleJoe Cullen pushes his canoe off the Ozello shoreline as his friend, Wes Lewis, gets ready to paddle out into the river. The friends are roughing it in the wilds of the backwaters of Ozello, along with rescue dog Digger, center. Crabber Otto Stayler knows the marsh waters around Ozello like the back of his hands. Remote, tranquil community of Ozello centers life on marshes, waters leading to Gulf of Mexico Some resist proposed MFLs for coastal rivers JIMHUNTER CorrespondentCitrus County is more than halfway through the process mandated by the Florida legislature in 1997 for water managers to set minimum flows and levels for all major bodies of water in the state. The idea was to set minimum levels below which rivers, lakes or springs and their ecologies would be significantly damaged. That level would be used in planning, water management systems and permitting regarding withdrawals that could affect the areas water resources. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (sometimes called Swiftmud) and the four other water districts in the state were ordered to set Minimum Flows and levels, or MFLs. The district oversees permitting in 16 counties of large public, commercial, industrial, and agricultural withdrawals of water from wells or surface waters. To date, 181 bodies of water have MFLs in the district. In Citrus, MFLs for the Floral City, Inverness and Hernando pools of the Tsala Apopka Lake chain have been adopted, as well as Fort Cooper Lake. The data collection and analysis for the Homosassa River system and the Chassahowitzka River system have been done, but the district staffs draft recommendations for MFLs has not yet been finalized and adopted by the water districts governing board. Those two proposed MFLs have met with resistance from the environmental community in the county. The only other remaining MFLs to be done in Citrus County will be for the Kings Bay springs/Crystal River system and the lower Withlacoochee River system that runs through the county forming its eastern and northern border on its way to the gulf. Those MFLs are slated to be developed in 2012. At this point, the extensive data gathering and modeling studies on the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka rivers and springs systems are finished, and scientific peer reviews have endorsed the studies methodology and recommendations. The public point of view has been taken through a series of meetings with a group of local citizen stakeholders, the Springs Coast MFL Working Group. Some citizens and environmental groups, including The Homosassa River Alliance, Friends of the Chassahowitzka, TOOFAR and the Withlacoochee Area Residents, have opposed the currently recommended MFLs, which would allow 5 percent reduction flow in the Homosassa and 15 percent in the Chassahowitzka. Ron Miller, longtime Citrus County environmental activist and member of the Homosassa River Alliance, said the groups believe the MFLs should not allow any reduction. There is no room to take water out. Its already a depleted system, he said of the Homosassa. The River Alliance position is that they (the water district) base it all on a hypothetical model that has flaws. He said there are just too many complicating variables and unknowns to allow percentage withdrawals of such a sensitive resource based on a questionable mathematical model. The study itself said, he noted, that just a 1 percent reduction in flow of the Homosassa would mean the loss of half the bass in the river. A 2 percent reduction would result in the loss of the larger blue crabs in the river, or 15 percent. Its incredibly complex, incredibly sensitive, he said of the river system. Allowing any percentage reduction of flow is simply harming the river, he said. Miller said the only way to set a figure is use a specific number in relation to withdrawals in a watershed and after that nothing would be allowed. He was not sure if the county itself had the authority to do that but felt that might be the best way to go about it. He said the district had asked for public input and had gotten it, saying it would use that input to make modifications in the proposed MFLs. The balls now in Swiftmuds court, he said. Well see what they do. Water district Ecologic Evaluation Section Manager Marty Kelly said the water district staff is mulling over the public input and issues raised at those meetings. Were still considering what our recommendations might be, he said. A staff response to issues raised at the last work group meeting was scheduled to be posted on the district Web site last week. The water district staff will issue its final report by midJanuary and the recommended MFLs for the two rivers will go to the governing board of the district for adoption in late February. Any changes from the draft would be made public with the final report, Kelly said, but he did not discuss what that might be. We are still kicking around some stuff internally, he said. Al Grubman, president of TOOFAR, a citizen environmental group dedicated to water issues and education, said his group sided with the Homosassa River Alliance in contending that just reducing the recommended MFLs a few percent to compromise isnt sufficient. The bottom line was, Every drop taken is reducing those two rivers, he said. Water district spokesman Michael Molligan said the situation is made more complicated in that constitutes significant harm is not specifically defined in the law. We are trying to set a reasonable standard. he said. The Chassahowitzka study, for example, illustrates the problem of the definition of significant harm, noting the law on creating MFLs gives little guidance concerning identification of generally applicable thresholds associated with changes in flows or levels, either in the primary or secondary scientific and resource management literature. The definition of significant harm, the report said, often becomes a policy decision rather than a technical decision. Molligan said and the percentage of loss of habitat used in the Chassahowitzka modeling has been used in other locations. The modeling uses the best data and scientific methods available, he said, and and the scientific peer reviews have confirmed that, agreeing with the recommendations. If we are way off base, they will tell us. He said MFLs are ongoing processes, and can be modified if better data is obtained. At present, the Citrus environmental groups are waiting to see what if any changes may have been made in the proposals in the final report that will go to the district governing board in February. That will determine, as a number of environmental group members have said, whether they want to consider going to court over the issue. Jim Hunter can be reached at jimhunter. chronicle@gmail.com. Chronicle fileBoats await passengers along the Chassahowitzka River. Some citizens and environmental groups, including The Homosassa River Alliance, Friends of the Chassahowitzka, TOOFAR and the Withlacoochee Area Residents, have opposed the currently recommended minimum flows and levels (MFLs), which would allow 5 percent reduction flow in the Homosassa and 15 percent in the Chassahowitzka. MINIMUM FLOWS AND LEVELSInformation about Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) in Citrus County: General MFL info: To get more information on MFLs go to the water district Web page at: www.swfwmd.state. fl.us/projects/mfl/ Springs Coast Working group info: To get information, including background information and reports, on the Springs Coast MFL working group, go to: www. swfwmd.state.fl.us/ projects/mfl/springscoast-mfl.php. The water district manager contact for the Springs Coast Working group is: Doug Leeper, chief environmental scientist resource projects (doug.leeper@water matters.org or 800423-1476 ext. 4272). To make comments on MFLs: To make comments on the Citrus County MFLs for the Chassahowitzka River System and Springs (includes Chassahowitzka Main, Chassahowitzka No.1, Crab Creek, Potter, Ruth and Blind Springs) or the Homosassa River System and Springs (includes Halls River Springs, Southeast Fork Homosassa River Springs, Homosassa Main Springs, Hidden River Springs) go to the water districts website at www.swfwmd.state. fl.us/projects/mfl/ comments.php.

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CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEMONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 A13 CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Freedom, fun makes air boating popular SHEMIRWILES Staff WriterMaybe its the need for the speed or the fact youre practically floating on air when it comes to people and their fondness for air boating. Tommy Anderson, vice president of the Citrus County Airboat Alliance, said his love affair began when he was a kid and eventually led to him buying his first airboat 15 years ago. He has now gone through five boats and has no plans on giving up on the sport. For him, he said he loves the freedom and carefree nature of air boating. Its sort of like you get the wind in your face, he said. Its no worries. Its a blast. The Citrus County Airboat Alliance was formed in 1994. The 125-member club is very involved in the community, Anderson stated, and works on a number of different activities, such as taking handicapped people out in their boats and working on lake cleanup. But on the third Saturday of each month, the group meets up for a bit of recreation. The favorite places to boat are Potts Preserve, Lake Hernando and all the way up to Floral City. When the waters good, we run all over the place, he said. Anderson believes air boating is becoming a popular activity for many people. During the times he has taken people out to experience it for the first, he said the feedback afterward has always been positive. Its the groups hope to change the negative attitudes against airboating. And at the forefront of shining a positive light on it nationally is Wild Bills Airboat Tours near the Sumter County line in Inverness. Wild Bills has been actively playing gracious host to a number of high-profile people who have traveled to Citrus County for a spin on their airboats. Most recently, Americas Got Talent host Nick Cannon visited the establishment. And earlier this month, rising country star Justin Moore went for ride. But early Wednesday morning, brothers Dave and Dan Schlum found themselves in the company of real-live beauty queens when Miss Florida 2011 Kristina Janolo, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan and a number of other Misses from across the state gathered for an airboat ride as a kick off to their adventures journey. They will be camping and learning to do things such as building a fire, said Keith Williams, chairman of the Miss America Board of Directors. Diane Townsend, Dan and Daves mother, owns Wild Bills. During the past 10 years, the business has been gaining attention on a national level, but Dan said they also still foot a good amount of traffic from regular, everyday people just looking to enjoy the air boating experience. Its just fun, enjoyable rides, he said. For more information about the Citrus County Airboat Alliance, visit www.citrusairboat.org. For more information about Wild Bills, visit www.wildbillsairboat tour.com.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-5642924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleWild Bills Airboat Tours recently hosted several pageant contestants, including Miss America 2011. CATHY KAPULKA /ChronicleBoaters idle through Kings Bay just as the sun sets. The waterway is a popular spot for the recreational boater. Anglers describe their perfect day on the water From gulfs salt to springs freshCATHYKAPULKA Staff WriterCRYSTAL RIVER Tammy Banks, 38, and her husband, James, 40, spend a great deal of their recreational time on the waters of Citrus County. The Bankses are Homosassa residents, James since birth and Tammy since she was 8 years old. At least once a week, and on both weekend days in the summertime, they drop their 21-foot Hurricane deck boat into the water at the boat ramp at Fort Island Trail Park in Crystal River. They cruise through Kings Bay and head for the Gulf of Mexico, with a destination a little more than one mile offshore. There they cast a line with the hopes of catching a speckled trout or possibly a redfish. We try to catch redfish, but were not as lucky as with the trout, she said. It just depends on where you go. Tammy said they love to fish, but their day is not complete until the couple heat up their barbecue grill for an afternoon snack while enjoying their day on Citrus waters. She said after a long day on the salt water they head for a refreshing paradise, Three Sisters Springs, where they swim and snorkel in fresh spring water. You can go out and be in salt water and you can come in and get cooled off in fresh water, she said. Tammy said the best thing about living in Citrus County is its waterways. My husband says he would never live anywhere else, she added. And its not so crowded here, its still a little town.Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline.com. Christmas comes a little later for area fish MATTHEWBECK Staff WriterINVERNESS Mark Edwards, director of Citrus County Aquatic Services, says his department has wanted to do something to benefit the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes fishery and the five fish attractors they have placed across chain has done just that. Weve been wanting to do things to improve the fishery and this is the best bang of our buck, he said. We had money set aside and we wanted a good program to benefit the fishermen. The concept for the artificial fish attractor project began in 2009 with the first attractor hitting the waters of Lake Henderson in Inverness in February 2010. Presently, Edwards says there are five attractors all marked by tall, yellow buoys. The one-quarter acre fish attractors are comprised primarily of Christmas trees collected following the holiday from the Citrus County Landfill. In addition, Edwards said wood from citrus trees from Bellamy Groves and some oak limbs have also been utilized to line specific areas on the lake floor. Funding for the ongoing project achieved through a $1 fee collected from the sale of each freshwater fishing license sold in the county. Edwards said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works in partnership with the county on the location of the attractors. Two attractors are in the Inverness pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain, two in Hernando and one in Floral City. Plans for a second in Floral City are in the works and should be started following the start of the New Year. Allen Martin, regional fisheries administrator for the FWC 17-county northcentral region says the project is a worth while venture and has real benefits anglers can see. These attractors are beneficial for anglers. They concentrate fish because they provide fish with structure they can live in and around, he said. Fishermen seem to like them and the attractors are being used regularly. Edwards says the attractors are put in place by workers from Perry Construction at a cost of $6,299.99 per site. We would like to get additional trees, he said of the Christmas trees. They make excellent habitat. Edwards encourages residents to take their Christmas trees to the Citrus County Landfill in Lecanto where they will be inspected and taken by county aquatics workers and deployed in early 2012. The more trees Edwards department has to work with, the more benefit anglers could see in coming years. I think they certainly work to attract fish and assist fishermen in their ability to catch fish, he said. Martin echoed Edwards feelings. These attractors give somebody new to a lake a place to start, he said. And having a place to start is always good. Chronicle staff writer Matthew Beck can be reached at 352-564-2919 or mbeck@chronicleonline. com. MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleA worker with Perry Construction drops an anchored Christmas tree into the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes as part of an artificial fish attractor. Citrus County Aquatic Services has established five of the attractors across the chain with plans for more. Hundreds of trees are used to create each quarter-acre fish attractor. Each attractor costs $6,299.99 to create. Each fish attractor is marked by a tall, yellow buoy. COUNTY LAKESThere are six lakes in Citrus County that are large enough to be named and associated with boat launch ramps, fish camps and other amenities: Big Lake Henderson. Little Lake Henderson. Lake Holathlikaha. Lake Rousseau. Tsala Apopka Lake Chain. Lake Hernando.SEVEN RIVERSCitrus County is often called the land of Seven Rivers. Those rivers are: Chassahowitzka. Crystal. Homosassa. Halls. St. Martins. Salt. 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Staff ReportAsk locals about Citrus County, and most likely they will say there is no place like it in the world. Citrus County is 683 square miles and much of it has been set aside to preserve wildlife. Most noteworthy, Citrus County is the home to the largest herd of endangered manatees in the state. Northern and eastern sides of the county are bordered by the Withlacoochee River, the east by the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes and the west by the Gulf of Mexico. Citrus County has more than 52 miles of gulf coast, 106 miles of rivers, and 19,111 acres of lakes. The 30 or so natural springs flow more than 600 million gallons of water daily. Fort Island Gulf Beach, open to the public for swimming and picnicking year round, is located on the coastline of the Gulf. Known as The Mediterranean of the Americas, the Gulf borders the state of Florida on its eastern side and is technically considered part of the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico is its neighbor to the north, Mexico to the west, and Cuba to the southeast. The American states of Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida bound the Gulf, as do the Mexican states of Veracruz, Campeche, Yucatan, Tabasco and Tamaulipas. The ninth largest body of water in the world, the Gulf of Mexico spans some 960 miles across from east to west, and about 540 miles from north to south, with a total surface area of 90,000 square miles. Total shoreline for the Gulf including from Florida to the Yucatan peninsula plus Cuba is about 3,648 miles in length, not including the gulfs many bays and inland water streams. Here are some additional facts about the gulf: Scientists estimate that the Gulf of Mexico formed some 300 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before the first documented explorers spanned its waters. The first known European voyage into the gulf took place when Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci traveled to North America along the coast of Central America in 1497. In 1506, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes sailed through the Gulf of Mexico, and stumbled upon the island of Cuba, adding it to the world map. About a decade later, fellow Spanish explorer Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba crossed the gulf and discovered Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula, leading to the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans. There is plentiful natural gas located just below the gulfs sea floor, making up a quarter of the United States natural gas reserves, and an eighth of its oil. Meanwhile, the gulf boasts one of the most fruitful fisheries in the world, yielding about a quarter of U.S. domestic commercial fishing income in the year 2000. For more information about the Gulf of Mexico, visit ehow.com. A14MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLES COMMUNITY FOCUS: PUBLIC WATERWAYS Authorities work to keep waters safe MATTHEWBECK ChronicleCRYSTAL RIVER Patrolling the vast amount of public waterways that Citrus County encompasses falls on the shoulders of a number of agencies that include federal, state and local law enforcement. On the local front, the Citrus County Sheriffs Office shoulders the responsibility to provide law enforcement and protect citizens from dangers on the water day and night. David Seidenstucker, a specialenforcement deputy with the sheriffs office specializes in marine as well as ATV enforcement. Deputy Seidenstucker says two of the main roles he and the other deputies that patrol the area lakes and rivers are law enforcement and water-safety enforcement. There is no formal, on-thewater training for boaters and many boaters lack the basic knowledge of what is needed on their boats as far as rules of the road, he said Wednesday morning, navigating his boat across Kings Bay. Basic lack of knowledge is what we see a lot of. For instance, many people out here in Kings Bay dont even know what channel markers mean. Enforcement of speed zones on the tidal rivers on the west side of the county comprises a good deal of the law enforcement for the deputies who patrol the waters. We have about 80 idle and slow zones in the county and its something that we concentrate on, Seidenstucker said. In Kings Bay, especially this time of the year, you can see idle-zone offenders from a mile away. We look for boats violating manatee or idle zones here in the bay. Seidenstucker said the challenges for deputies who patrol the public waters on the east side of the county are somewhat different than the challenges for those who patrol the west side tidal waters. The Withlacoochee River and the Tsala Apopka Chain comprise nearly all of the public waters on the eastern side of the county, and are popular recreation destinations for fishermen, hunters and pleasure boaters. A lot of times on the east side you will find boats that dont have a valid registration or proper safety equipment so the enforcement is a bit different than over here, he said. We also work airboat curfew complaints, too. The responsibility to patrol public waterways is not only left to the sheriffs office. Federally, the United States Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), handle their share of duties, too. State enforcement of game and fish laws fall to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Citrus County Sheriffs Office has local jurisdiction but can handle most responsibilities of the other agencies. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary also patrols the countys waters. Kings Bay has the most concentration of enforcement of any body of water in the county. When we have a major influx of manatee in the river, or on a holiday weekend you could have five different agencies working this bay at one time, Seidenstucker said. With all of the responsibilities that go along with enforcing laws across land and water, emphasis must be placed evenly across both, something the sheriffs office tries to do, according to Capt. Doug Dodd. In C.C., there are some beautiful natural resources, bays, lakes and rivers and we want the public to use those resources responsibility, Capt. Dodd said. We want people to know there are laws and rules governing certain activities, and we want it to be a safe environment for everybody. This is a great area for tourists to come and learn about our area and enjoy the outdoors. The sheriff has a commitment to keep people safe, and patrolling lakes and rivers is part of it. The sheriff has a lot of responsibilities and duties but this is one of those important functions that we have to help protect people out on the water. Chronicle staff writer Matthew Beck can be reached at 352-5642919 or mbeck@chronicleonline. com. MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleDavid Seidenstucker, a special-enforcement deputy with the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, left, and sheriffs office Capt. Doug Dodd patrol Kings Bay Wednesday morning. Law enforcement and water safety are primary roles the sheriffs office plays along the countys public waters. MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleCitrus Countys western border features a grassy marshland that buffers the coastline from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf boasts a vast array of fish and wildlife, like this bottlenose dolphin. Facts about the Gulf of Mexico On Citrus Countys ribbon of rivers and placid lakes, residents are navigating a balance between the rights of people who live on the cusps of these waterways and people who use them for recreation and to gawk at natures bounty. On the bank sit the agents of government charged with refereeing conflicts and protecting the animals who also call the water home. Michael Lusk, manager of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, said his mandate is clear. We try to be as respectful as possible to our neighbors, but we are here to make sure that the manatees are protected and taxpayers who live here and other parts of the United States can come here and be able to see the mammals and enjoy the refuge. People who live on public waterways have to expect a certain level of intrusion into their lives, whether it is someone looking at manatees across the canal from your home or from a passing boat, he said. Lusks employer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, unveiled a controversial plan last June to, among other things, reduce boat speeds from 35 mph to 25 mph around Buzzard Island, commonly known as the sport zone. This fall, Lusk and a landscape architectural firm also put forth a conceptual plan for Three Sisters Springs to turn it into a tourism draw. Both plans have drawn the ire of residents and in the case of the Kings Bay rules, both county and city of Crystal River officials have threatened legal action if the plans are adopted. Mike Kirk, who lives near Three Sisters, said his home sits in a sanctuary area which already forbids several activities between November and March. We feel like we have already given up a lot of our rights just based on that, but now we have this plan (the Three Sisters plan, that) wants to put observation platforms in full sight of our houses, Kirk said. Kirk said he and his wife, Susan, had been strong supporters of the bid to purchase the 57-acre Three Sisters property, but were surprised by the conceptual plan which in part is at odds with the management plan. The management plan says clearly that to address privacy concerns of neighbors, the platforms are to be placed away from houses, Kirk said. And away from houses to him means zero platforms. But, Lusk said, the management plan was written by people and mistakes can happen with wording and interpretation of words. At the end of the day, my role is to make sure we manage the property in the best way that we can so the taxpayers of this country are able to come here and have reasonable access points from which they can see the manatee, which is why people come here, Lusk said. A longtime resident of the bay is Crystal River City Councilman Ron Kitchen, who said he has always maintained a balanced approach about riparian rights. The expectation has always been there, since we live on a boat, that some of the privacy rights enjoyed by others may not apply to me. You know, people ask Dont you get tired of people going by and looking into your boat? My answer is always no, because generally people are respectful and do not make a lot of noise as they go by. However, there are the occasional cases of people making noises or littering, which I dont like. But Kitchen said his experiences living first on land by the bay and now in the water have been mostly positive. Jeff Summers, an enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) said water rights are some of the recurring issues the commission confronts routinely. We get people saying things like That guy caught my snook from right under my dock, Summers said. Well, my answer is usually that you may not like it, but as long as they are not physically using your dock to catch the fish, they (can) catch fish under the dock. A lot of people dont realize if you live on a navigable waterway, there is very little you can do to keep people away.Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. FREEDOMContinued from Page A1 DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleNorth of the public area at Lake Hernando is good for fishing and has a bait store and tables for a picnic and docks. The Dont Worry Be Happy slogan is correct for the Lake Hernando area. People who live on public waterways have to expect a certain level of intrusion into their lives.Michael Luskmanager, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Associated PressDALLAS While Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks were on the court celebrating the championship they won over LeBron James and Dwyane Wade last season, the Miami Heat were gathered in another part of the building. It wasnt because they dreaded watching the ceremony, they insisted. They were simply getting ready to show everyone why they are favored to win it all this season. James and Wade led a series of scoring waves that put Miami ahead by 35 points midway through the third quarter, the lead peaking when James soared to the rim and tipped an alley-oop pass to Wade so he could have the dunk instead. The game was essentially over then, although the Mavs reserves fueled a late rally that made the final score look close, 105-94. We tried to play aggressive, James said. Were a focused team. We had a great training camp. We came in with the same mindset we had at practice, use our speed and play with mental focus. James finished with 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Wade had 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Miami scored at least 30 points in each of the first three quarters. Celebration or not, we had a game plan and implemented it, Wade said. We came out and played a good game. Maybe the pregame festivities left the Mavs emotionally drained because they were down by 15 after one quarter and 21 at halftime. They then gave up 14 straight points early in the third quarter. The blowout had less to do with an emotional hangover and more to do with exposing the slow process of breaking in a new rotation. Dallas lost center Tyson Chandler and backup point guard J.J. Barea and added guard Vince Carter, do-it-all Lamar Odom and backup guard Delonte West. Were going to have to forge Miami opens NBA season with victory LeBrons 37 lifts Heat past Mavs in 105-94 win SPORTSSection BMONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 Scoreboard/B3 NFL/B4 NFL, College Football/B5 Entertainment/ B6 TV/puzzles/B8 Comics/ B9 Classifieds/ B10 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Xavier ends losing streak with win over Southern Illinois./ B3 SPORTS BRIEFSPierce out of season openerNEW YORK Boston forward Paul Pierce missed the NBA season opener at New York because of a bruised right heel, and the Celtics hope he can return Tuesday when they visit Miami. Sasha Pavlovic started at forward for the Celtics on Sunday. Coach Doc Rivers says Pierce did little during a light practice Saturday, making it an easy decision to sideline the All-Star. Rivers says he might bring Pierce off the bench when he can play, since he has had only one practice so far. Knicks coach Mike DAntoni says he would likely be without backup point guard Mike Bibby because of a sore back.Leafs coach gets deal extensionTORONTO Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson has gotten his Christmas wish. Two days after hinting on Twitter of his desire for a new contract, Wilson says the team has given him an extension. He came! He came! Remember saying that as a little kid? Well he did: I got a new Red Ryder BB gun and a contract extension! Wilson tweeted Sunday morning. The team did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation. Wilson tweeted Friday what he wanted for Christmas was a new contract from general manager Brian Burke. The 56-year-old Wilson is in the final season of a fouryear contract. The Leafs are sixth in the Eastern Conference with 40 points. Bengals beg fans to come to gameCINCINNATI The Bengals are one victory away from reaching the playoffs, but they still cant draw much of a crowd. They had another small one for a 23-16 win over Arizona on Saturday that moved them to 9-6, securing only their third winning record in the past 21 years. With a victory next Sunday over Baltimore, they would clinch the final AFC wildcard berth and get a chance for their first playoff win since the 1990 season. Theyre lobbying for fans to finally show up for the big game. They drew only 41,273 Saturday and have played before the smallest crowds in Paul Brown Stadium history this season. There are longstanding fan resentments over the teams ownership and its lack of success on the field. From wire reports Paul Pierce Dallas Mavericks power forward Lamar Odom, right, drives against Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem in the first half of Sundays game.Associated Press See MIAMI/ Page B3 HOWARDFENDRICH AP Pro Football WriterAsk Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice JonesDrew whether he would try to play through a concussion or yank himself from a game, and hell provide a straightforward answer. Hide it, the NFL s leading rusher said. The bottom line is: You have to be able to put food on the table. No ones going to sign or want a guy who cant stay healthy. I know there will be a day when Im going to have trouble walking. I realize that, Jones-Drew said. But this is what I signed up for. Injuries are part of the game. If you dont want to get hit, then you shouldnt be playing. Other players say they would do the same: Hide it. In a series of interviews about head injuries with The Associated Press over the past two weeks, 23 of 44 NFL players slightly more than half said they would try to conceal a possible concussion rather than pull themselves out of a game. Some acknowledged they already have. Players also said they should be better protected from their own instincts: More than twothirds of the group the AP talked to wants independent neurologists on sidelines during games. The AP spoke to a cross-section of players at least one from each of the 32 NFL teams to gauge whether concussion safety and attitudes about head injuries have changed in the past two years of close attention devoted to the issue. The group included 33 starters Some NFL players still willing to hide concussions AP discusses risky behavior with 44 pros NFL players answer questions about concussions The Associated Press interviewed 44 NFL players at least one from each of the leagues 32 teams from Dec. 14-22, to get a sense of whether concussion safety and attitudes about head injuries have changed in the past two years. These are the questions the AP asked, and the answers players gave: AP Specifically with regard to concussions, is playing in the NFL safer, more dangerous or the same as it was in 2009, when the issue first began to get a lot of attention? If you get what you think could be a concussion, do you think you would hide it and try to stay in the game or immediately pull yourself out? Should the NFL have independent neurologists at games to examine players and determine whether they should be held out because of concussions? Can more be done to protect players from head injuries? Is that a change from 2009? NOTE: Of those the AP spoke to, 33 are primarily starters, 11 are primarily reserves; 25 play on offense, 19 play on defense. All have played in the league at least three seasons.Safer Same More dangerous Not sure Hide it Immediately leave Yes No No answer Yes No No answer Yes No No answer 28 13 2 1 23 21 7 26 11 3 10 31 2 24 18 See NFL/ Page B3 Pack pounds Bears Associated PressChicago Bears' Kahlil Bell (32) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews (52) during the first half of Sundays game in Green Bay, Wis. The Bears recovered the ball. The Packers won 35-21. Check Tuesdays paper for full coverage. Maurice Jones-Drew

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and 11 reserves; 25 players on offense and 19 on defense; all have played at least three seasons in the NFL. The players tended to indicate they are more aware of the possible long-term effects of jarring hits to their heads than they once were. In a sign of the sort of progress the league wants, five players said while they would have tried to conceal a concussion during a game in 2009, now they would seek help. You look at some of the cases where you see some of the retired players and the issues that theyre having now, even with some of the guys whove passed and had their brains examined you see what their brains look like now, said Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, the NFL s leading tackler. That does play a part in how I think now about it. But his teammate, backup fullback Mike Sellers, said hes hidden concussions in the past and would highly doubt any player would willingly take himself out of a game. You want to continue to play. Youre a competitor. Youre not going to tell on yourself. There have been times Ive been dinged, and theyve taken my helmet from me, and ... Id snatch my helmet back and get back on the field, Sellers said. A lot of guys wouldnt say anything because a lot of guys wouldnt think anything during the game, until afterward, when they have a headache or they cant remember certain things. San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith captured a popular sentiment: Players know of the potential problems, yet would risk further damage. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out if (you have) a concussion, youre probably damaging your brain a little bit. Just like if you sprain your wrist a bunch, youre going to have some wrist problems down the road. Yeah, Id still play through it. Its part of it. Its part of the game, Smith said. I think if youre noticeably messed up, yeah, theyll take you out. But if youve just got some blurry vision, Id say thats the players call. And most guys 99 percent of guys in the NFL are going to play through it. Smith said he sustained one concussion in high school (You dont know who you are, is how he described it) and another in college (Walking around the whole time, but I dont remember anything until six hours later). The NFL likes to say views about concussions have shifted from simply accepting theyre part of the sport to doing whats possible to lessen impacts. Commissioner Roger Goodell talks about changing the culture, so players dont try to walk it off after taking hits to the head. Yet the APs conversations with players showed there is room for more adjustments, which did not surprise Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, co-chairman of the NFL s head, neck and spine committee. The culture change takes awhile, Ellenbogen said in a telephone interview. Why would these guys want to go out? They love playing the game. They dont want to leave their team. They want to win. I understand all that. And thats why we have to be on our toes with coming up with exams that are hard to beat, so to speak. New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief put it this way: We all grew up with, Hey, get back in there. You (only) got your bell rung. And while its changing now, I think its going to take time for the mindset to change. A few players said theyd be particularly inclined to hide a concussion if it happened in a playoff game or the Super Bowl. Some said their decision would depend on the severity of a head injury but theyd hide it if they could.SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 B3 an identity with this team; its a different team, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. Thats work, and its going to take honesty, and its not going to be easy. Carter took Dallas first two shots, an 18-footer and a layup. Both missed. West started the second half in his place and finished with 10 points. Carter had five points, two rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes. Odom the NBAs reigning Sixth Man of the Year, who was acquired from the Lakers a few weeks ago for merely a trade exception entered to a standing ovation, and got fans roaring again when he made a 3pointer that tied the game at 11. He missed his next five shots before getting ejected midway through the third quarter, but still left to loud cheers. He had four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes. Weve got to get better and it will take a little time to get better, Odom said. Jason Terry sparked a Dallas rally, that started after Odom was tossed, and wound up leading Dallas with 23 points. Nowitzki scored 21 in three quarters. Shawn Marion scored 12 and broke the pinky finger on his left hand. NBA Commissioner David Stern attended the game and took part in the banner raising ceremony. Fans greeted him with boos, perhaps showing disgust over the lockout that delayed the start of the season from Nov. 1 and shrunk the season by 16 games. Fans had plenty more to cheer, such as Terry proclaiming, Thirty-one years you waited 31 years! to call your team a champion, ladies and gentlemen. A champion! Nowitzki, Terry, Jason Kidd and many more players, coaches and staff each got a strand to yank as part of the unveiling of the banner at court level. Nowitzki and Kidd seemed awed as they watched it rise to the rafters. They couldnt take their eyes off it or didnt want to. MIAMIContinued from Page B1 NFLContinued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m. (ESPN2) AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Missouri vs. North Carolina NBA 7 p.m. (SUN) Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic 10:30 p.m. (WGN-A) Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors NFL 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints NHL 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS) Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues SOCCER 9:55 a.m. (ESPN2) English Premier League: Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic Midnight (FSNFL) English Premier League: Fulham vs. Manchester United (Taped) Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 4 1 6 CASH 3 (late) 3 4 6 PLAY 4 (early) 8 5 5 9 PLAY 4 (late) 6 9 0 1 FANTASY 5 2 12 23 24 32 NCAA Football Tonight Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/UUNDERDOG Missouri35(52)North Carolina Tomorrow Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue22(60)W. Michigan Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. 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Florida12(44)Ohio St. Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon46(72)Wisconsin Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma St.33(74)Stanford Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan12(51)Virginia Tech Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami ClemsonPk3(60)West Virginia Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Arkansas77(62)Kansas St. Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh53(47)SMU Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas St.11(63)N. Illinois Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans Alabama+11(40)LSU NFL Tonight FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New Orleans66(52)AtlantaNHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers332184469972 Philadelphia3421944611899 Pittsburgh35201144411491 New Jersey3419141399599 N.Y. Islanders33111662877108 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston 3323914711963 Toronto 351813440110113 Ottawa 361714539111122 Buffalo 34161533592101 Montreal36131673388101 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida 3618117439498 Winnipeg35161453796104 Washington33171423698101 Tampa Bay34141733190116 Carolina36111962891121 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago35229448118102 St. Louis3420104448774 Detroit 34211214311178 Nashville3518134409599 Columbus3492142285117 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota3620115458682 Vancouver35211224411585 Calgary 3617154389098 Colorado36181713796105 Edmonton3415163339391 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Dallas 3420131419296 San Jose3219103419577 Phoenix3518143399292 Los Angeles3516145377685 Anaheim3491962480113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturdays Games No games scheduled Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays Games Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 9 p.m. Associated PressMiami Heat forward LeBron James lines up for a free throw during the second half of Sundays game against the Dallas Mavericks. Associated PressWashington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said he would seek help and not try to conceal a concussion. Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY Kevin Durant scored 30 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder win its season opener with a 97-89 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Durant led the league in scoring the past two seasons, including averaging 27.7 last season. On Sunday, he was 11-of-19 from the field and added five rebounds and six assists. James Harden added 19 points and the Thunder held Orlando star Dwight Howard to 11 points. The Thunder lost to Dallas last year in the Western Conference finals but are expected to one of the top teams this season. Ryan Anderson scored 25 points and Jameer Nelson added 18 for the Magic, who shot 37 percent from the field and had 18 turnovers.Bulls 88, Lakers 87LOS ANGELES Derrick Rose scored 22 points and hit a short go-ahead jumper with 4.8 seconds to play, and the Chicago Bulls rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final four minutes for a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Luol Deng scored 21 points and blocked Kobe Bryants short shot right before the buzzer as the Bulls hung on for a thrilling finish to both clubs first-ever Christmas meeting. Bryant scored 28 points and committed eight turnovers while playing with a torn wrist ligament for the Lakers, who nearly shook off their tumultuous preseason for a surprising win. Instead, Los Angeles was outscored 17-5 in the final 3:36.Knicks 106, Celtics 104NEW YORK Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, including a pair of free throws with the game tied and 16 seconds left, and New York survived a seesaw season opener to beat Boston. Amare Stoudemire added 21 points, and Toney Douglas had 19 for the Knicks, who led by 17 in the first half, trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter, then pulled out a thrilling Christmas victory in the delayed opener to the 2011-12 season. Rajon Rondo had 31 points and 13 assists, nearly leading the Celtics back without an injured Paul Pierce. But Kevin Garnett missed a jumper just before the buzzer, the kind of shot Boston always seems to make against the Knicks. Brandon Bass had 20 points and 11 rebounds in his Celtics debut, and Ray Allen added 20 points. Garnett finished with 15 points. Oklahoma City defeats Orlando Associated PressHONOLULU Tu Holloway scored 21 points and No. 14 Xavier ended a three-game losing streak with an 87-77 victory over Southern Illinois on Sunday in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic. Before a sparse, morning crowd on Christmas Day, the Musketeers won for the first time since Dec. 10, when they beat Cincinnati in a game cut short in the closing seconds by brawling and mayhem on the court. This was the first threegame losing streak for Xavier under coach Chris Mack and first since the 2007-08 season. Mark Lyons scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Musketeers (9-3). Andre Walker and Travis Taylor added 13 apiece for Xavier, which made 35 of 44 free throws. The Salukis (38) were led by Dantiel Daniels 22 points. Southern Illinois cut it to 68-64 at 8:45 after a 3-point play by Daniels, but an 8-1 run gave the Musketers a 9point cushion. Associated PressXavier guard Mark Lyons, center, splits Southern Illinois guard Kendal Brown-Surles, left, and forward Antonio Bryer on the way to the basket in the first half of Sundays game, in Honolulu. NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York101.000 New Jersey00.000 Philadelphia00.000 Toronto00.000 Boston01.0001 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami101.000 Atlanta00.000 Charlotte00.000 Washington00.000 Orlando01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago101.000 Cleveland00.000 Detroit00.000 Indiana00.000 Milwaukee00.000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB Houston00.000 Memphis00.000 New Orleans00.000 San Antonio00.000 Dallas01.000 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City101.000 Denver00.000 Minnesota00.000 Portland00.000 Utah00.000 Pacific Division WLPctGB Golden State00.000 L.A. Clippers00.000 Phoenix00.000 Sacramento00.000 L.A. Lakers01.000 Sundays Games New York 106, Boston 104 Miami 105, Dallas 94 Chicago 88, L.A. Lakers 87 Oklahoma City 97, Orlando 89 L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Mondays Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Xavier bests Southern Illinois Orlando Magic guard Jason Richardson goes up for a shot as Oklahoma City Thunders Serge Ibaka defends during the first quarter of Sundays game in Oklahoma City.Associated Press

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B4MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLENFL Associated PressNew York Jets Shonn Greene, center, is brought down by New York Giants defenders Antrel Rolle (26), Kenny Phillips (21) and Corey Webster (23) during the third quarter of Saturdays game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 29-14. Saturdays NFLROUNDUP Associated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Victor Cruz set two franchise receiving records, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two touchdowns as the Giants kept their playoff hopes alive by winning the New York-area bragging rights with a 29-14 victory over the Jets on Saturday. After a week of trash talk about who ruled the city, neither team did much to boast about. But the Giants (8-7) did more than the Jets (8-7) and can win the NFC East with a victory next week against Dallas. The Jets playoff hopes took a serious hit, and they will need to win at Miami next week and get help from several other teams. Cruz, who had three catches for 164 yards, broke Amani Toomers single-season mark for yards receiving and the teams record for longest touchdown reception, a 99-yarder that gave the Giants the lead for good in the second quarter.Lions 38, Chargers 10DETROIT The Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half. Detroit (10-5) has won three straight after a seven-game slump to earn a wildcard spot. The Lions held San Diego scoreless until midway through the third quarter, when Philip Rivers threw an 11-yard pass to Malcom Floyd to make it 24-7.Patriots 27, Dolphins 24FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Tom Brady ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and New England rallied to clinch a playoff bye. The Patriots trailed 17-0 at halftime then scored on their first five possessions in the second half. The Dolphins helped when Matt Moore lost a fumble at his 38-yard line then threw an interception that Devin McCourty picked off at the Patriots 2. New England (12-3) won its seventh straight game. Miami (5-10) lost for the third time in eight games after opening at 0-7 and is 1-1 under Todd Bowles, who took over when Tony Sparano was fired.Raiders 16, Chiefs 13, OTKANSAS CITY, Mo. Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 36-yard field goal 2:13 into overtime, eliminating Kansas City from the playoff race and keeping Oaklands AFC West title hopes alive. Carson Palmer threw for 237 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders (8-7). His perfectly thrown 53-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey early in overtime set up Janikowskis winning kick, allowing Oakland to avoid a second straight late-game meltdown. Kyle Orton threw for 300 yards for Kansas City, his only TD pass going to Dwayne Bowe with 1:02 left to tie.Bills 40, Broncos 14ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. Jairus Byrd and Spencer Johnson returned Tim Tebow interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter to help Buffalo snap a seven-game losing streak. Tebow finished with a career-worst four interceptions as the Broncos (8-7) fell into a tie with Oakland for first place in the AFC West. Byrd scored on a 37-yard return with 8:03 left and Johnson had a 17-yarder 18 seconds later for Buffalo (6-9).Titans 23, Jaguars 17NASHVILLE, Tenn. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 240 of his 350 yards in the first half as Tennessee tried to keep its faint playoff hopes alive. The Titans (8-7) snapped a two-game skid, and head to Houston with a chance at their first winning record since 2008. Rob Bironas kicked three field goals, including a pair of 51-yarders, and Jamie Harper ran for a touchdown. Jared Cook had a 55-yard TD catch and finished with 169 yards receiving, a franchise high for a tight end. Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFLs rushing leader, ran for 103 yards and a TD for the Jaguars (4-11).Bengals 23, Cardinals 16CINCINNATI Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Cincinnati withstood yet another fourth-quarter comeback by Arizona that kept the Bengals in playoff contention. Dalton threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Gresham and a 19yarder to Jerome Simpson, who did a somersault over a defender and landed on both feet in the end zone. Dalton joined Peyton Manning (26), Charlie Conerly (22) and Dan Marino (20) as the only NFL rookies to throw 20 touchdowns. Arizona (7-8) rallied from a 23-0 deficit and had a chance to tie. Receiver Early Doucet was uncovered at the goal line but tripped as he ran, letting a fourthdown pass fall incomplete with 1:11 left.Vikings 33, Redskins 26LANDOVER, Md. The Minnesota Vikings overcame injuries to Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder on back-to-back plays to end a six-game losing streak. Toby Gerhart filled in for Peterson and set up a touchdown with a 67-yard run, and Joe Webb threw for two TDs and ran for another while subbing for Ponder. Webbs 8-yard pass to Percy Harvin broke a 23-all tie early in the fourth quarter, and rookie Mistral Raymonds first career interception set up Ryan Longwells 23-yard field goal that gave the Vikings a 10-point lead with 4:05 to play. The Vikings are 3-12. The Redskins lost their sixth straight home game to fall to 5-10.Panthers 48, Bucs 16CHARLOTTE, N.C. Cam Newton broke Peyton Mannings rookie record for yards passing in a season and set a franchise record with a 91-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell. Newton threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a remarkable 49-yard run up the middle in which he outraced smaller defensive backs to the end zone. The Panthers (6-9) scored on eight of their first nine possessions and piled up 397 yards in three quarters against the leagues 30th-ranked defense. Tampa Bay (4-11) lost its ninth in a row.Steelers 27, Rams 0PITTSBURGH Rashard Mendenhall ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Charlie Batch played efficiently in place of an injured Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers (11-4) kept their hopes of an AFC North title alive even with Roethlisbergers sprained left ankle forcing him to watch the game from the sideline. Pittsburgh hardly needed him. St. Louis (2-13) managed just 232 yards while getting shut out for the second time this month. The Rams lost their sixth straight.Ravens 20, Browns 14BALTIMORE Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and Baltimore moved one step closer to winning the AFC North. Ray Rice ran for 87 yards and caught a TD pass for the Ravens (11-4), who led 17-0 at halftime and held on against the bumbling Browns. Baltimore completed its first unbeaten season at home (8-0). Josh Cribbs had a career-high 84-yard punt return for Cleveland (4-11). But the Browns generated little offense and were victimized by questionable play calling, bad clock management and untimely penalties in their fifth straight loss.49ers 19, Seahawks 17SEATTLE David Akers kicked four field goals, including a 39-yarder with 2:57 left, and San Francisco hung on against Seattle (7-8). Larry Grant sealed the win by forcing Tarvaris Jacksons fumble that was recovered by Donte Whitner with 1:07 left. San Francisco (12-3), which already clinched the NFC West, remained in position for the No. 2 seed in the conference and a first-round playoff bye. Akers set an NFL record with his 42nd field goal of the season.Eagles 20, Cowboys 7ARLINGTON, Texas Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal. This game became somewhat meaningless midway through the first quarter. A victory by the Giants eliminated the Eagles (7-8) from the playoffs and turned the Dallas-New York game next weekend into a showdown to decide the NFC East title. The Cowboys (8-7) sat quarterback Tony Romo after one series and running back Felix Jones after two. Playoff hopes alive Giants beat Jets, stay in post-season hunt New York Giants running back DaRel Scott, left, congratulates running back Ahmad Bradshaw after a touchdown during the fourth quarter. Giants 29, Jets 14N.Y. Giants 01071229 N.Y. Jets 700714 First Quarter NYJBaker 5 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 7:56. Second Quarter NYGFG Tynes 21, 11:51. NYGCruz 99 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 2:12. Third Quarter NYGBradshaw 14 run (Tynes kick), :13. Fourth Quarter NYGFG Tynes 36, 13:18. NYJSanchez 1 run (Folk kick), 7:17. NYGCanty safety, 2:13. NYGBradshaw 19 run (Tynes kick), 2:04. A,088. NYGNYJ First downs 1122 Total Net Yards332331 Rushes-yards26-11525-105 Passing 217226 Punt Returns3-74-74 Kickoff Returns3-775-110 Interceptions Ret.2-471-20 Comp-Att-Int9-27-130-59-2 Sacked-Yards Lost2-85-32 Punts 9-43.49-42.1 Fumbles-Lost0-01-1 Penalties-Yards5-4510-95 Time of Possession23:5436:06 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGN.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 15-54, Jacobs 7-42, Ware 3-20, Manning 1-(minus 1). N.Y. Jets, Greene 14-58, Tomlinson 5-29, Sanchez 4-13, Kerley 1-6, Holmes 1-(minus 1). PASSINGN.Y. Giants, Manning 9-27-1-225. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 30-59-2-258. RECEIVINGN.Y. Giants, Cruz 3-164, Nicks 120, Jacobs 1-13, D.Thomas 1-11, Bradshaw 18, Ware 1-5, Barden 1-4. N.Y. Jets, Keller 8-77, Tomlinson 6-36, Kerley 5-36, Holmes 4-50, Burress 3-34, Greene 3-20, Baker 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSN.Y. Jets, Folk 44 (WR).Eagles 20, Cowboys 7Philadelphia 773320 Dallas 00077 First Quarter PhiCelek 13 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 11:30. Second Quarter PhiMaclin 5 pass from Vick (Henery kick), :05. Third Quarter PhiFG Henery 43, 4:30. Fourth Quarter PhiFG Henery 51, 13:25. DalAustin 4 pass from McGee (Bailey kick), :07. A,834. PhiDal First downs 2016 Total Net Yards386238 Rushes-yards26-10523-81 Passing 281157 Punt Returns2-204-18 Kickoff Returns1-33-95 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int18-32-024-40-0 Sacked-Yards Lost2-123-25 Punts 6-42.79-38.1 Fumbles-Lost1-10-0 Penalties-Yards5-476-47 Time of Possession27:3732:23 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGPhiladelphia, McCoy 13-35, Brown 8-33, D.Jackson 2-27, Vick 3-10. Dallas, Morris 13-29, McGee 4-28, Jones 4-24, Fiammetta 11, Washington 1-(minus 1). PASSINGPhiladelphia, Vick 18-32-0-293. Dallas, McGee 24-38-0-182, Romo 0-2-0-0. RECEIVINGPhiladelphia, D.Jackson 5-90, Maclin 5-72, Celek 2-52, Avant 2-35, Cooper 128, McCoy 1-10, Harbor 1-9, Hall 1-(minus 3). Dallas, Bryant 6-62, Austin 4-40, Witten 4-24, Morris 4-10, Bennett 3-28, Washington 2-13, Robinson 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone.Vikings 33, Redskins 26Minnesota 37131033 Washington 01010626 First Quarter MinFG Longwell 36, 7:11. Second Quarter MinPeterson 1 run (Longwell kick), 14:56. WasStallworth 5 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 10:46. WasFG Gano 26, 1:02. Third Quarter WasFG Gano 53, 10:40. MinWebb 9 run (Longwell kick), 9:23. WasGaffney 4 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 5:57. MinRudolph 17 pass from Webb (kick failed), 2:41. Fourth Quarter WasFG Gano 25, 12:41. MinHarvin 8 pass from Webb (Longwell kick), 10:06. MinFG Longwell 23, 4:05. WasFG Gano 47, 1:25. A,370. MinWas First downs 2023 Total Net Yards389397 Rushes-yards38-24124-141 Passing 148256 Punt Returns1-43-14 Kickoff Returns7-1453-80 Interceptions Ret.1-310-0 Comp-Att-Int12-18-026-41-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-43-28 Punts 3-44.32-39.5 Fumbles-Lost2-01-1 Penalties-Yards4-408-64 Time of Possession29:3430:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGMinnesota, Gerhart 11-109, Harvin 4-39, Peterson 12-38, Webb 5-34, Ponder 4-20, Booker 2-1. Washington, Royster 19-132, Torain 4-8, Banks 1-1. PASSINGMinnesota, Webb 4-5-0-84, Ponder 8-13-0-68. Washington, Grossman 26-41-1-284. RECEIVINGMinnesota, Harvin 5-65, Aromashodu 2-36, Rudolph 2-23, Peterson 2-14, Camarillo 1-14. Washington, Gaffney 6-77, Stallworth 5-59, Moss 4-46, Austin 3-39, Young 2-33, Royster 2-15, Torain 2-4, Armstrong 1-6, Paulsen 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSMinnesota, Longwell 49 (SH).Lions 38, Chargers 10San Diego 0010010 Detroit 10147738 First Quarter DetPettigrew 7 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 10:52. DetFG Hanson 50, :33. Second Quarter DetK.Smith 3 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 7:11. DetJohnson 14 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), :31. Third Quarter SDFloyd 11 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 8:38. SDFG Novak 22, 4:53. DetK.Smith 6 run (Hanson kick), :16. Fourth Quarter DetAvril 4 interception return (Hanson kick), 2:28. A,469. SDDet First downs 2024 Total Net Yards367440 Rushes-yards16-7023-87 Passing 297353 Punt Returns1-172-7 Kickoff Returns3-691-29 Interceptions Ret.0-02-47 Comp-Att-Int28-53-229-36-0 Sacked-Yards Lost1-23-20 Punts 4-41.53-41.3 Fumbles-Lost0-01-0 Penalties-Yards1-103-8 Time of Possession27:3932:21 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSan Diego, Mathews 11-58, Tolbert 4-9, Hester 1-3. Detroit, K.Smith 15-49, Morris 5-22, Burleson 1-11, Stafford 2-5. PASSINGSan Diego, Rivers 28-53-2-299. Detroit, Stafford 29-36-0-373. RECEIVINGSan Diego, Floyd 6-95, Tolbert 632, Gates 4-40, Mathews 3-16, Jackson 2-41, V.Brown 2-34, Crayton 2-20, McMichael 2-18, Hester 1-3. Detroit, Pettigrew 9-80, Burleson 683, Johnson 4-102, T.Young 4-39, Scheffler 347, K.Smith 2-12, Morris 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone. Panthers 48, Bucs 16Tampa Bay 0100616 Carolina 101021748 First Quarter CarD.Williams 8 run (Mare kick), 10:12. CarFG Mare 21, 8:27. Second Quarter TBBenn 4 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 14:07. CarLaFell 91 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 13:06. TBFG Barth 42, 5:33. CarFG Mare 19, :25. Third Quarter CarD.Williams 22 run (Mare kick), 11:55. CarStewart 11 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 3:24. CarNewton 49 run (Mare kick), :24. Fourth Quarter CarShockey 8 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 14:53. TBFreeman 1 run (pass failed), 11:08. A,363. TBCar First downs 2220 Total Net Yards317433 Rushes-yards19-5931-270 Passing 258163 Punt Returns1-91-1 Kickoff Returns5-1011-17 Interceptions Ret.0-01-20 Comp-Att-Int28-38-112-17-0 Sacked-Yards Lost3-161-8 Punts 1-59.02-46.5 Fumbles-Lost3-30-0 Penalties-Yards7-648-77 Time of Possession32:5727:03 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGTampa Bay, Lumpkin 7-24, Madu 4-20, Blount 2-11, Freeman 6-4. Carolina, Stewart 7-88, D.Williams 7-66, Newton 6-65, Vaughan 7-24, Smith 1-23, Brockel 2-5, D.Anderson 1-(minus 1). PASSINGTampa Bay, Freeman 28-38-1-274. Carolina, Newton 12-17-0-171. RECEIVINGTampa Bay, Winslow 6-63, Stroughter 4-52, Madu 4-42, Williams 4-39, Lumpkin 4-38, Stocker 3-14, Parker 1-16, Briscoe 1-6, Benn 1-4. Carolina, LaFell 3-103, D.Williams 2-18, Shockey 2-14, Naanee 2-12, Stewart 1-11, Smith 1-9, Brockel 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone.49ers 19, Seahawks 17San Francisco 0310619 Seattle 730717 First Quarter SeaBaldwin 13 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 11:35. Second Quarter SFFG Akers 53, 14:28. SeaFG Hauschka 19, 1:30. Third Quarter SFGore 4 run (Akers kick), 11:01. SFFG Akers 29, 4:04. Fourth Quarter SFFG Akers 44, 12:37. SeaLynch 4 run (Hauschka kick), 6:41. SFFG Akers 39, 2:57. A,697. SFSea First downs 2114 Total Net Yards349267 Rushes-yards40-17827-126 Passing 171141 Punt Returns2-411-24 Kickoff Returns3-865-107 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int14-26-015-28-0 Sacked-Yards Lost2-83-22 Punts 3-36.05-45.4 Fumbles-Lost1-01-1 Penalties-Yards6-776-51 Time of Possession32:5427:06 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSan Francisco, Gore 23-83, Hunter 12-73, Ale.Smith 5-22. Seattle, Lynch 21-107, Washington 2-9, Jackson 3-5, Forsett 1-5. PASSINGSan Francisco, Ale.Smith 14-26-0179. Seattle, Jackson 15-28-0-163. RECEIVINGSan Francisco, Crabtree 5-85, V.Davis 4-54, Gore 1-13, Hunter 1-11, Edwards 1-9, K.Williams 1-4, Miller 1-3. Seattle, Tate 3-16, Lynch 2-24, Forsett 2-20, Obomanu 2-20, Baldwin 2-17, Butler 2-13, Lockette 1-44, Miller 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALSSan Francisco, Akers 52 (SH).Bengals 23, Cards 16Arizona 0001616 Cincinnati 10103023 First Quarter CinFG Nugent 24, 10:55. CinGresham 11 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 6:24. Second Quarter CinSimpson 19 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 2:46. CinFG Nugent 41, :00. Third Quarter CinFG Nugent 32, 3:09. Fourth Quarter AriFitzgerald 30 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 11:25. AriKing 2 pass from Skelton (run failed), 7:39. AriFG Feely 29, 3:16. A,273. AriCin First downs 1721 Total Net Yards316301 Rushes-yards18-5934-165 Passing 257136 Punt Returns2-(-3)2-6 Kickoff Returns4-692-40 Interceptions Ret.0-03-17 Comp-Att-Int23-44-318-31-0 Sacked-Yards Lost5-402-18 Punts 6-38.35-43.0 Fumbles-Lost1-02-2 Penalties-Yards6-876-47 Time of Possession28:2131:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGArizona, Wells 14-53, Skelton 4-6. Cincinnati, Benson 16-57, Dalton 5-48, Scott 10-28, Green 2-25, Peerman 1-7. PASSINGArizona, Skelton 23-44-3-297. Cincinnati, Dalton 18-31-0-154. RECEIVINGArizona, Fitzgerald 6-105, Roberts 6-75, Doucet 2-47, Heap 2-29, Taylor 2-19, Housler 1-11, Wells 1-8, King 1-2, Stephens-Howling 1-2, Peterson 1-(minus 1). Cincinnati, Gresham 5-56, Simpson 5-42, Whalen 3-20, Green 2-25, Benson 1-8, Hawkins 1-3, Lee 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALSCincinnati, Nugent 35 (WR), 48 (WR). Steelers 27, Rams 0 St. Louis 00000 Pittsburgh 3731427 First Quarter PitFG Suisham 21, 4:43. Second Quarter PitClay 10 run (Suisham kick), 6:50. Third Quarter PitFG Suisham 49, 9:19. Fourth Quarter PitMendenhall 1 run (Suisham kick), 8:58. PitRedman 2 run (Suisham kick), 3:14. A,081. StLPit First downs 1517 Total Net Yards232377 Rushes-yards36-16428-169 Passing 68208 Punt Returns3-311-5 Kickoff Returns3-721-30 Interceptions Ret.1-70-0 Comp-Att-Int9-24-015-22-1 Sacked-Yards Lost3-230-0 Punts 7-40.14-47.8 Fumbles-Lost1-00-0 Penalties-Yards4-217-50 Time of Possession30:4529:15 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSt. Louis, S.Jackson 24-103, Williams 9-42, Clemens 2-10, Jones 1-9. Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 18-116, Redman 8-35, Clay 1-10, A.Brown 1-8. PASSINGSt. Louis, Clemens 9-24-0-91. Pittsburgh, C.Batch 15-22-1-208. RECEIVINGSt. Louis, Lloyd 3-29, Alexander 2-25, S.Jackson 2-24, Kendricks 2-13. Pittsburgh, Wallace 4-82, Ward 4-32, A.Brown 3-34, Mendenhall 1-35, Miller 1-18, Redman 1-5, Johnson 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALSSt. Louis, Jo.Brown 52 (WL), 33 (WR).

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Associated PressNevada wide receiver Aaron Bradley, left, attempts to tackle Southern Mississippi defensive back Jacorius Cotton after Cotton intercepted a pass in the first quarter of Saturdays game in Honolulu. Southern Miss won 24-17. With Davis held in check, the Golden Eagles relied on their defense, stopping Mark on fourth-and-1 at midfield with 3:56 left. Mark had 183 yards rushing for the Wolf Pack (7-6) but was held to 21 yards in the second half. Our offense in the second half our offensive front just didnt get it done at all and I was really disappointed in that aspect of it. We got stopped on two fourth-and-1s, Wolf Pack coach Chris Ault said. Nevada was without its top receiver, Rishard Matthews, who has 91 receptions for 1,364 yards and eight TDs. The game featured a Hawaii Bowl-record 17 punt, and the 41 combined points was the fewest in bowl history. Cody Fajardo was 8 of 19 for 60 yards for Nevada. He also was held to just 14 yards rushing on nine carries before being replaced by Tyler Lantrip. The Golden Eagles got another big win after capturing their fifth C-USA title by upsetting previously unbeaten Houston 49-28 in the conference championship game. This was the first 10win season for Southern Miss since 1988.FOOTBALLCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEMONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 B5 744 SE US Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34429 353-794-3888 17 Hi-Def TVs Full Liquor Bar 20 Beers on Tap 40 Bottled Beers 000A3Q4 All Sports, All Packages All The Time! Lollygaggers Great Food at a Great Place! Theres No Place Like This Place Anywhere Near This Place So... THIS MUST BE THE PLACE! AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv y-New England1230.8004643216-1-06-2-09-2-03-1-04-1-0 N.Y. 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Giants 29, N.Y. Jets 14 Cincinnati 23, Arizona 16 Detroit 38, San Diego 10 San Francisco 19, Seattle 17 Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 Sundays Game Chicago at Green Bay, late Mondays Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. NFLSTANDINGS Pats 27, Dolphins 24Miami 3140724 New England 00171027 First Quarter MiaFG Carpenter 47, 10:59. Second Quarter MiaMarshall 19 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 13:45. MiaClay 1 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 6:31. Third Quarter NEFG Gostkowski 45, 11:39. NEBranch 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 7:10. NEBrady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 2:17. Fourth Quarter NEFG Gostkowski 42, 8:55. NEBrady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 2:56. MiaBess 15 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 1:48. A,756. MiaNE First downs 2026 Total Net Yards381400 Rushes-yards27-11531-119 Passing 266281 Punt Returns2-254-19 Kickoff Returns3-733-83 Interceptions Ret.0-01-0 Comp-Att-Int17-33-127-46-0 Sacked-Yards Lost5-284-23 Punts 6-44.86-52.3 Fumbles-Lost4-11-0 Penalties-Yards6-395-50 Time of Possession29:0430:56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGMiami, Bush 22-113, Thomas 2-3, Mat.Moore 3-(minus 1). New England, Ridley 13-64, Woodhead 4-20, Brady 9-17, Green-Ellis 3-10, Welker 1-7, Hernandez 1-1. PASSINGMiami, Mat.Moore 17-33-1-294. New England, Brady 27-46-0-304. RECEIVINGMiami, Marshall 7-156, Hartline 4-72, Bess 3-39, Bush 2-26, Clay 1-1. New England, Welker 12-138, Gronkowski 7-78, Hernandez 4-36, Branch 3-37, Ochocinco 1-15. MISSED FIELD GOALSNew England, Gostkowski 51 (WL).Titans 23, Jaguars 17Jacksonville 730717 Tennessee 1073323 First Quarter TenFG Bironas 51, 7:05. TenCook 55 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 4:39. JacJones-Drew 10 run (Scobee kick), :19. Second Quarter TenHarper 1 run (Bironas kick), 12:03. JacFG Scobee 39, :31. Third Quarter TenFG Bironas 51, 6:16. Fourth Quarter TenFG Bironas 35, 12:29. JacG.Jones 1 run (Scobee kick), 3:41. A,143. JacTen First downs 1820 Total Net Yards300407 Rushes-yards28-11325-65 Passing 187342 Punt Returns1-56-44 Kickoff Returns5-974-90 Interceptions Ret.2-271-0 Comp-Att-Int21-42-124-40-2 Sacked-Yards Lost1-111-8 Punts 9-45.14-43.0 Fumbles-Lost0-01-1 Penalties-Yards6-280-0 Time of Possession29:0130:59 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGJacksonville, Jones-Drew 24-103, D.Harris 2-5, Gabbert 1-4, G.Jones 1-1. Tennessee, C.Johnson 15-56, Harper 4-6, Hasselbeck 5-2, Hall 1-1. PASSINGJacksonville, Gabbert 21-42-1-198. Tennessee, Hasselbeck 24-40-2-350. RECEIVINGJacksonville, Jones-Drew 6-21, Dillard 5-61, Thomas 3-26, Cloherty 2-33, G.Jones 2-9, Potter 1-22, West 1-14, Lewis 112. Tennessee, Cook 8-169, Williams 8-83, Washington 4-71, L.Hawkins 2-5, Stevens 1-17, Harper 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone. Bills 40, Broncos 14Denver 707014 Buffalo 01761740 First Quarter DenTebow 1 run (Prater kick), 7:13. Second Quarter BufFG Rayner 28, 6:06. BufMcKelvin 80 punt return (Rayner kick), 4:05. BufSpiller 4 run (Rayner kick), :19. Third Quarter DenFells 17 pass from Tebow (Prater kick), 11:42. BufFG Rayner 25, 6:19. BufFG Rayner 25, 2:32. Fourth Quarter BufFG Rayner 29, 13:26. BufByrd 37 interception return (Rayner kick), 8:03. BufSp.Johnson 17 interception return (Rayner kick), 7:45. A,112. DenBuf First downs 1814 Total Net Yards293351 Rushes-yards35-13328-160 Passing 160191 Punt Returns1-33-135 Kickoff Returns9-1653-101 Interceptions Ret.0-04-69 Comp-Att-Int13-30-415-27-0 Sacked-Yards Lost3-251-5 Punts 7-43.74-50.3 Fumbles-Lost1-00-0 Penalties-Yards7-588-69 Time of Possession30:3129:29 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGDenver, McGahee 15-64, Tebow 10-34, Johnson 6-23, Ball 4-12. Buffalo, Spiller 16-111, Choice 9-27, Fitzpatrick 3-22. PASSINGDenver, Tebow 13-30-4-185. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 15-27-0-196. RECEIVINGDenver, D.Thomas 4-76, Rosario 2-46, Fells 2-22, Johnson 2-19, Willis 1-11, Green 1-9, Royal 1-2. Buffalo, St.Johnson 4-92, Nelson 3-41, Spiller 2-27, Hagan 2-9, Brock 121, B.Smith 1-8, Caussin 1-6, Choice 1-(minus 8). MISSED FIELD GOALSBuffalo, Rayner 45 (WL), 31 (WL).Ravens 20, Browns 14Cleveland 007714 Baltimore 1073020 First Quarter BalDickson 5 pass from Flacco (Graham kick), 9:12. BalFG Graham 48, :58. Second Quarter BalRice 42 pass from Flacco (Graham kick), 8:57. Third Quarter BalFG Graham 43, 5:50. CleCribbs 84 punt return (Dawson kick), 3:07. Fourth Quarter CleMoore 6 pass from Wallace (Dawson kick), 8:22. A,083. CleBal First downs 1815 Total Net Yards256284 Rushes-yards25-11737-162 Passing 139122 Punt Returns1-842-0 Kickoff Returns5-1132-54 Interceptions Ret.1-01-4 Comp-Att-Int19-33-111-24-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-81-10 Punts 6-41.85-44.6 Fumbles-Lost0-01-0 Penalties-Yards6-955-51 Time of Possession27:4232:18 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGCleveland, Hillis 24-112, Wallace 1-5. Baltimore, Rice 23-87, R.Williams 10-45, Flacco 4-30. PASSINGCleveland, Wallace 19-33-1-147. Baltimore, Flacco 11-24-1-132. RECEIVINGCleveland, Moore 5-35, Little 440, Cribbs 2-28, Massaquoi 2-17, C.Mitchell 212, Hillis 2-0, Ogbonnaya 1-12, Cameron 1-3. Baltimore, Rice 3-48, T.Smith 2-38, R.Williams 2-21, Dickson 2-14, Leach 2-11. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone. Raiders 16, Chiefs 13Oakland 3073316 Kansas City 3037013 First Quarter OakFG Janikowski 28, 13:20. KCFG Succop 23, 3:06. Third Quarter OakMoore 61 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 8:52. KCFG Succop 20, 3:30. Fourth Quarter OakFG Janikowski 31, 2:57. KCBowe 3 pass from Orton (Succop kick), 1:02. Overtime OakFG Janikowski 36, 12:47. A,803. OakKC First downs 1326 Total Net Yards308435 Rushes-yards25-7130-135 Passing 237300 Punt Returns2-11-19 Kickoff Returns3-1491-25 Interceptions Ret.2-652-22 Comp-Att-Int16-26-221-36-2 Sacked-Yards Lost0-00-0 Punts 4-54.33-48.7 Fumbles-Lost0-00-0 Penalties-Yards15-9211-88 Time of Possession29:3432:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGOakland, Bush 23-70, Reece 2-1. Kansas City, Battle 14-56, Jones 11-51, McCluster 3-15, McClain 1-11, Orton 1-2. PASSINGOakland, Palmer 16-26-2-237. Kansas City, Orton 21-36-2-300. RECEIVINGOakland, Moore 4-94, HeywardBey 4-70, Bush 2-24, Houshmandzadeh 2-19, Tonga 2-12, Reece 1-10, Cartwright 1-8. Kansas City, Bowe 6-80, McCluster 5-89, Breaston 4-41, Copper 3-61, Pope 1-13, Baldwin 1-10, Becht 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSOakland, Janikowski 59 (SH). Kansas City, Succop 49 (BK), 49 (BK). Associated PressThe Lions are in; the Eagles are out. Atlanta is closing in on a playoff berth, as is Cincinnati, while the Bears, Jets and Raiders need some help. All part of a wild closing act to the NFL season. With two games remaining this weekend before teams hunker down for their finales (Chicago at Green Bay on Sunday night, Atlanta at New Orleans on Monday night), the most notable news was made by Detroit. The last time the Lions were a force, Barry Sanders was in their backfield. Sanders retired after the 1998 season, and Detroit made the postseason the next year then plummeted to the bottom of the league. In 2008, the Lions posted the only 0-16 record in NFL history. Now, theyre in the chase for the championship. Their 38-10 rout of San Diego secured an NFC wild card. Once you get to the playoffs, its anybodys ballgame, defensive end Cliff Avril said. The city of Detroit needs it. Theyve been waiting on us to win for a while. Its such a football town and we havent been winning, so its huge. At 10-5, the Lions join North champion Green Bay, West winner San Francisco and South leader New Orleans in the postseason parade. Either Dallas or the New York Giants also will get there they meet next Sunday night at the Meadowlands in a winner-take-all matchup. So if the Cowboys and Giants, both 8-7, are battling for the NFC East crown, where does that leave the Eagles, the most disappointing team in the league? Dreaming of the playoffs. The team that won free agency after the NFL lockout by signing such prizes as cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive end Jason Babin and receiver Steve Smith needs to beat Washington next Sunday to finish at .500. Not much return on the dollar for Philly. If we had gotten into the playoffs, we would have definitely done some damage, Michael Vick said after the Eagles (7-8) beat Dallas 20-7 on Sunday. Its unfortunate we didnt. Thats the game of football. We made some mistakes early (this season) and got behind in the win-loss column. But were just happy were finishing strong. Finishing strong but going to the playoffs: New England, which won its seventh in a row by rallying from a 17-0 hole to beat Miami 27-24. It was the 10th time this season a team has come back from at least 17 points to win, the most in a single NFL season. All the while, we never gave up on one another and never said anything negative to one another, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said. Going down 17-0 is a pretty big deficit, but once again this team showed its character. The AFC East champion Patriots (12-3) would get home-field advantage for the playoffs by beating Buffalo next weekend. Green Bay (13-1 heading into its home game against Chicago) needs one more win to grab the home-field edge in the NFC. Thats the simple stuff. Making the playoffs Lions are in, Eagles are out of postseason Associated PressDetroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson celebrates his touchdown during the second quarter of Saturdays game against the San Diego Chargers in Detroit. NFL Playoff ScenariosWeek 16 AFC CLINCHED: New England-East Division and first-round bye; Houston-South Division; Baltimore and Pittsburgh-wild-card spots. NEW ENGLANDClinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win or tie OR Baltimore loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie BALTIMOREClinches AFC North Division and firstround bye with: Win OR Tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie OR Pittsburgh lossClinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND New England loss PITTSBURGHClinches AFC North Division and firstround bye with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie OR Tie AND Baltimore loss ORClinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie AND New England loss DENVERClinches AFC West Division with: Win OR Tie AND Oakland loss or tie OR Oakland loss OAKLANDClinches AFC West Division with: Win AND Denver loss or tie OR Tie AND Denver lossClinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie OR Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win CINCINNATIClinches wild-card spot with: Win or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie N.Y. JETSClinch wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie TENNESSEEClinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Denver loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland win AND Denver win NFC CLINCHED: Green Bay-North Division and first-round bye; San Francisco-West Division; New Orleans and Detroit-wild-card spots. GREEN BAYClinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: Win or tie either remaining game OR San Francisco loss or tie SAN FRANCISCOClinches first-round bye with: Win OR Tie AND New Orleans loss or tie either remaining game OR New Orleans loss either remaining gameClinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: Win AND two Green Bay losses NEW ORLEANSClinches NFC South Division with: Win or tie either remaining game OR Atlanta loss or tie either remaining gameClinches first-round bye with: Win both remaining games AND San Francisco loss or tie OR Win and tie remaining games AND San Francisco loss N.Y. GIANTSClinch NFC East Division with: Win or tie DALLASClinches NFC East Division with: Win ATLANTAClinches NFC South Division with: Win both remaining games AND New Orleans loses both remaining gamesClinches wild-card spot with: Win or tie either remaining game OR Chicago loss or tie in either remaining game CHICAGOClinches wild-card spot with: Win both remaining games AND Atlanta loses both remaining games Saturday nightsHAWAII BOWL Southern Miss tops Nevada Associated PressHONOLULU Austin Davis made the plays when it counted to send Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora out a winner. Davis threw two touchdowns, including a 4yarder late in the game, and No. 22 Southern Miss earned a school-record 12th victory by holding off Nevada 24-17 in the Hawaii Bowl on Saturday night. It wasnt his best game, but he did enough to help us win this football game, said Fedora, who is leaving after four seasons to take over at North Carolina. Davis overcame a shaky game for the Conference USA-champion Golden Eagles (12-2), and the defense in the second half managed to shut down Nevadas potent pistol attack led by Lampford Mark. I thought we struggled the entire game offensively. We made a few big plays at the end, but really the defense, these guys were special and theyve done that all year, Davis said. We made a play or two on offense when we needed to. Davis was off most of the night but made it count on the gamewinning drive. On thirdand-goal, he scrambled right and found Kelvin Bolden for the 4-yard score, capping a sevenplay, 68-yard drive. He had just 59 yards passing at halftime and finished 18 of 41 for 165 yards. On the winning drive, Davis was 3 of 4 for 66 yards, including a 43-yard completion to Dominique Sullivan down the right sideline and a 19-yarder to a crossing William Spight. Sullivan had five catches for 75 yards. QB throws 2 TDs to give coach last win

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Cameron Crowe returns with vigor DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES Tom Cruises latest mission has won a holiday weekend thats shaping up with some silent nights at movie theaters as business continues to lag. Studio estimates Sunday placed Cruises Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol a solid No. 1 with $26.5 million domestically over its first weekend in full release. The movie raised its total to $59 million since it started a week earlier in huge-screen cinemas and expanded nationwide last Wednesday, and distributor Paramount estimated revenues will reach $72.7 million by Monday. Cruises fourth Mission flick was a bright spot over a Christmas weekend filled with so-so tidings for Hollywood, whose usually busy holiday stretch since Thanksgiving has been a bust. Generally well-reviewed movies from Steven Spielberg (The Adventures of Tintin), David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo) with casts that include Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Daniel Craig opened with modest to weak results. Despite predictions from studio executives that 2011 could be a record-setter that would finish with a bang, domestic revenues remained stuck at a sluggish pace that has lingered all year. Hollywood should finish the year with $10.1 million domestically, down 4.5 percent from 2010, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. The picture gets worse taking into account higher ticket prices, which mean Hollywood brings in fewer fans for each dollar spent. Actual domestic attendance for 2011 will close out at about 1.27 billion, down 5.3 percent from the previous years and the lowest head count since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion. Thank God 2011 is almost over, because weve had a real rough run here at the end of the year, said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. We always count on the holiday season to give us a big boost at the end of the year, and it just didnt happen. These admission numbers this year just tell me that we maybe have to set our sights a little lower in terms of attendance every year. Since peaking at a modern high of 1.6 billion in 2002, domestic movie admissions have been on a general decline since. Studio executives always insist slow times result from weak films, but on paper, the strong lineup Hollywood presented this year should have had fans lining up in huge numbers. Pretty good films are out there this holiday season, yet blockbuster expectations fizzled, a sign that people might be skipping a trip to the theater in favor of homeviewing, video games or the countless other entertainment options their gadgets now offer. Rising ticket prices, particularly the extra few dollars it costs to see 3-D films, also could be causing a backlash among fans. With Ghost Protocol climbing toward the $100 million mark, its a return to box-office form for Cruise, who had been Hollywoods most dependable earner for two decades until he turned off fans with odd antics in his personal life six years ago. Ghost Protocol will be Cruises first top-billed $100 million hit since 2006s Mission: Impossible III. He had a supporting role in 2008s $100 million comedy hit Tropic Thunder, which was headlined by Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black. Even with a No. 1 debut, Ghost Protocol still was a shadow of its predecessors. The first three Mission: Impossible movies ranged from $45 million to $58 million over opening weekend, but those installments opened at the start of the busy summer season. As of Friday, Ghost Protocol also had brought in a healthy $118 million overseas. Downeys Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows fell from No., 1 to No. 2 in its second weekend with $17.8 million. The family sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked dropped from second to third with $13.3 million. Both sequels trail well behind the business their predecessors did. A Game of Shadows, from Warner Bros., lifted its domestic haul to $76.6 million, while 20th Century Foxs Chipwrecked pushed its receipts to $50.3 million. The weekends newcomers failed to light up the box office, too. Fincher and Craigs The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from Sony was No. 4 with $13 million, Spielbergs The Adventures of Tintin from Paramount was No. 5 with $9.1 million and Crowe, Damon and Johanssons We Bought a Zoo from 20th Century Fox was No. 6 with $7.8 million. Dragon Tattoo raised its total to $21.4 million since opening Tuesday night, while Tintin lifted its take to $17.1 million since debuting Wednesday. European literary exports Dragon Tattoo, adapted from Stieg Larssons Swedish best-seller, and Tintin, based on Belgian artist Herges storybook classics, are finding a lukewarm reception among U.S. crowds. Dragon Tattoo has been a sensation among U.S. readers yet failed to challenge Mission: Impossible and the other established franchises at the top of the box office. Beloved by generations of readers overseas, Tintin launched internationally two months ahead of its U.S. release. But the blockbuster global attention, with nearly $250 million already in the bank from foreign markets, did not translate to crowds in the United States. The calendar made it a tough weekend for Hollywood, with Christmas Eve always a slow night for movie-going falling on Saturday, usually the best day of the week at theaters. Christmas Day typically is a strong one for movies, as fans squeeze in a film between unwrapping presents and sitting down to family dinners. Two big holiday releases Spielbergs World War I epic War Horse and Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullocks Sept. 11 drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close opened Christmas Day, but estimates on their revenues will not be available until Monday. JAKECOYLEAP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK Fresh off an inspired writing session, Cameron Crowe is pulsing with enthusiasm. He spent the previous night sitting outside New Yorks Plaza Hotel, a spot that made him recall one of his first trips to New York as a teenage journalist for Rolling Stone in which he stayed at the Plaza while chronicling a Led Zeppelin tour. I was just thinking, Man, its like no time has passed, said Crowe. This is the future time. Thats what it was. You always wonder, In the future time, what will this all mean? What will it all amount to? That was kind of the revelation of last night: Here I am. And it feels like no time. After six years of uncertainly, the present is feeling good for Crowe, the writer-director of earnest, personal films such as Say Anything ... and Jerry Maguire. Hes back with his first feature film since 2005s critical and box-office misfire Elizabethtown: We Bought a Zoo, an unabashedly warmhearted family film about a father (Matt Damon) who, after his wife dies of cancer, impulsively buys a rundown zoo to re-energize himself and his two kids. I dont look at the time post-Elizabethtown as the bottom of the roller coaster, said the perpetually writing Crowe. I kind of look at it as a gathering time. In those years, Crowe plotted a film about Marvin Gaye that failed to get off the ground, scripted an adaptation of David Sheffs Beautiful Boy and Tweak (a pair of books about an addict father and his son) and made two music documentaries (the Pearl Jam retrospective Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union, about Elton Johns collaboration with Leon Russell). He was also divorced from his wife of 24 years, Nancy Wilson, of the band Heart, with whom he has 11-year-old twin sons. Crowe said Wilson remains a close collaborator with the children. The parallels with We Bought a Zoo which includes moving scenes of Damons character fondly reminiscing about his wife arent lost on Crowe. This movie is about keeping souvenirs of a lost love, said Crowe. Even in the broken relationships or people that have died or moved on, theres valuable luggage to be kept that guides the future. Cameron Crowe ENTERTAINMENT Page B6MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 Cruise takes Christmas with $26.5M Mission CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Birthday It might take some elbow grease, but if you handle things effectively in the year ahead, not only should all go smoothly, its likely to be an exceptionally fun time for you as well. Make the most of all your opportunities. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Show a willingness to share not only the work but also the profits with others, as long as you keep your generosity in prudent bounds. If youre excessive, givers remorse will set in. Aquarius(Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Provided you have something worthwhile to contribute, its OK to take credit for a job well done. However, be honest about others having a big part in the success as well. Pisces(Feb. 20-March 20) Possessing a tendency to make changes for the sake of change could be one of your weaknesses. Dont disrupt situations that are running smoothly, especially where your work is concerned. Aries (March 21-April 19) Conditions might be a tad more uncertain than usual. Even if youre a winner in one sense, you could be a loser in another. Once youve got your hands on something good, hang on tight. Taurus(April 20-May 20) You should take care to not be so concerned with your position that you have little concern for anybody elses. Your good luck could depend on the selection of the right partner. Gemini(May 21-June 20) You might not be able to help it, but the ability to keep a secret isnt likely to be one of your stronger attributes. A manipulator who recognizes this may take advantage of you. Cancer(June 21-July 22) Being prone to hold a grudge could make you your own worst frenemy. Be careful, because you could easily make matters worse by doing whatever you can to get even. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Although youll be well received by friends and strangers alike, you could put a damper on things through self-sabotage. Thoughtless behavior would cause others to think again. Virgo(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) How well you adjust to shifting conditions will determine your success in the long run. Be prepared to accept what occurs and be able to make the necessary changes swiftly and with conviction. Libra(Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You should be able to keep any erratic conditions that pop up under control by not allowing emotional concerns to distort your thinking. Stay focused. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Because feelings can run high, even inadvertently harsh words could easily ignite an argument between you and your mate or special someone. Dont defend a foolish stance. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) As long as you can assign some of the dirty jobs to others, youll do well. However, it could be another story if and when you have to depend totally on yourself. TodaysHOROSCOPE FloridaLOTTERIES Today inHISTORY SATURDAY, DEC. 17 Powerball: 14 16 30 51 52 Powerball: 19 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-5No winner No Florida winner Lotto: 2 11 15 19 24 26 6-of-61 winner$50 million 5-of-680$3,932 4-of-65,184$50 3-of-690,817$5 Fantasy 5: 13 14 18 30 32 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5344$555 3-of-510,036 $27 Today is Monday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2011. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day. Todays Highlight: On Dec. 26, 1941, during World War II, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. Churchill grimly warned many disappointments and unpleasant surprises await us, but also expressed faith that the British and American peoples will, for their own safety and for the good of all, walk together in majesty, in justice and in peace. On this date: In 1776, the British suffered a major defeat in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first AfricanAmerican boxer to win the world heavyweight championship as he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. In 1966, Kwanzaa was first celebrated. In 1980, Iranian television footage was broadcast in the United States, showing a dozen of the American hostages sending messages to their families. In 1996, 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her familys home in Boulder, Colo. (To date, the slaying remains unsolved.) Ten years ago: The Arabic TV station Al-Jazeera aired new videotaped excerpts of Osama bin Laden in which the al-Qaida leader condemned the United States as a nation that had committed crimes against millions of Afghans. Five years ago: Iraqs highest court rejected Saddam Husseins appeal of his conviction and death sentence and said the former president should be hanged within 30 days. (Saddam was executed Dec. 30, 2006, Iraq time.) One year ago: A powerful East Coast blizzard stranded thousands of travelers and dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas. Todays Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Abdul Duke Fakir (The Four Tops) is 76. Record producer Phil Spector is 72. Americas Most Wanted host John Walsh is 66. Humorist David Sedaris is 55. Rock musician Lars Ulrich (Metallica) is 48. Rock singer James Mercer (The Shins; Flake) is 41. Actorsinger Jared Leto is 40. Rock singer Chris Daughtry is 32. Thought for Today: Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). 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. SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B3 Associated PressActor Tom Cruise attends the U.S. premiere of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol on Dec. 19, at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Fourth flick in series brightens up weekend of so-so movies Estimated ticket sales1. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, $26.5 million. 2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $17.8 million. 3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $13.3 million ($20.1 million international). 4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, $13 million. 5. The Adventures of Tintin, $9.1 million. 6. We Bought a Zoo, $7.8 million ($1.1 million international). 7. New Years Eve, $3 million. 8. Arthur Christmas, $2.7 million ($9.7 million international). 9. Hugo, $2.03 million. 10. The Muppets, $2 million ($500,000 international).

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B8MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT These days it is hard for partners to have an uncontested auction. Those pesky opponents always seem to be bidding. This week we will look at competitive auctions when the point count is approximately evenly divided. First, look at only your hand (South). West opens one heart, your partner passes, and East jumps to four hearts. What would you do? East correctly applied the Law of Total Tricks in jumping to four hearts. He knew that his partnership had at least 10 hearts, so bid to the 10-trick level. (But remember that this is not a constructive-bidding tool. You use it when you know your side cannot have the highcard values for game, or when it is a competitive auction.) The expert principle is that if the opponents pre-empt to four hearts, and four spades is a feasible bid with your hand, that is what you should choose. Your alternative is to double. Then North would pass with his balanced hand and the penalty would be 100 for down one. Against four spades, West leads the heart ace. What should happen next? If West continues with the heart king, you have a tough decision. Here, you can ruff, draw trumps and lose only one heart, one diamond and one club. But that would not work well if spades were 4-1. Then making a loser-on-loser play, discarding the inevitable diamond loser, would probably be the winner. However, a clever West, noting his partners discouraging heart two at trick one, will cash the club ace and give his partner a club ruff. The later diamond trick results in down one MONDAY EVENING DECEMBER 26, 2011 C: Comcast, Citrus B: Bright House D: Comcast, Dunnellon I: Comcast, Inglis F: Oak Forest H: Holiday Heights C B D I F H6:006:307:007:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:30(WESH) NBC ^ 19 19 19 News Nightly NewsEntertainmentAccess HollywdWhos Still Standing? 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FOX13 10:00 News (N) FOX13 News Edge at 11pmAccess Hollywood (N) PG(WCJB) ABC 4 11 11 4 15News World NewsEntertainmentInside EditionRudolphs Shiny New Year GYou Deserve It (Season Finale) (N)Castle Eye of the Behol der PGNews Nightline (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 Rudolphs Shiny New Year New Year Baby in fog. G You Deserve It (Season Finale) (N) (In Stereo) Castle Investigating a murder and a theft. (In Stereo) 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 A prominent doctor is murdered. 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NR(WOGX) FOX S 13 13 7 7The SimpsonsThe SimpsonsBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryHouse Family Practice House After Hours 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 Presenta (N) PGNoticiasNoticiero Univ.(WXPX) ION 17 Space Cowboys (2000) The Fugitive (1993, Suspense) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones. (In Stereo) PG-13 Criminal Minds PG Criminal Minds (A&E) 54 48 54 54 25 27Hoarders Adella; Teri PG Hoarders Lloyd; Carol PGHoarders Roy; Loretta PGHoarders Becky; Clare PGIntervention Jimbo Intervention Linda (AMC) 55 64 55 55 A League of Their Own (1992) Tom Hanks. PG The Polar Express (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks. G The Polar Express (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks. G (ANI) 52 35 52 52 19 21The Haunted PG The Haunted Bone Crusher PGThe Haunted PG The Haunted PG The Haunted PG The Haunted PG (BET) 96 19 96 96 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live PG Dr. Dolittle (1998, Comedy) Eddie Murphy. Premiere. PG-13 Fat Albert (2004, Comedy) Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt. PG (BRAVO) 254 51 254 254 The Rachel Zoe Project Real Housewives/Beverly Real Housewives/Beverly Real Housewives/Beverly Real Housewives/Beverly Real Housewives/Beverly (CC) 27 61 27 27 33Scrubs Tosh.0 30 Rock 30 Rock Workaholics South Park Always SunnyAlways SunnyAlways SunnyAlways SunnyAlways SunnyAlways Sunny (CMT) 98 45 98 98 28 37Kitchen Nightmares Kitchen Nightmares Beer for My Horses (2008, Action) Toby Keith. PG-13 Tombstone (1993, Western) Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer. 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The Dan Patrick Show UFC Countdown 1 41 (FX) 30 60 30 30 51How I MetHow I MetTwo/Half MenTwo/Half Men 27 Dresses (2008, Romance-Comedy) Katherine Heigl. PG-13 27 Dresses (2008) Katherine Heigl. (GOLF) 67 Golf Central Special (N) Top 10 Golf Tavistock Cup, Day 1. From Orlando, Fla. Golf Central (HALL) 39 68 39 39 45 54Gift of the Magi (2010, Drama) Marla Sokoloff, Mark Webber. Silver Bells (2005, Drama) Anne Heche. NR A Christmas Wish (2011, Drama) Kristy Swanson, Tess Harper. (HBO) 302 201 302 302 2 2 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) PG-13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) Zachary Gordon. Wimpy Greg deals with torment from his older brother. PG The Losers (2010) Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Elite commandos hunt the man who betrayed them. We Bought a Zoo: HBO First Boxings Best of 2011 (Series Premiere) (N) (In Stereo) PG (HGTV) 23 57 23 23 42 52Property VirginsProperty VirginsHunters IntlHouse HuntersLove It or List It (N) G House HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse HuntersHouse Hunters (HIST) 51 25 51 51 32 42Tech It to the Max Modern History Pawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGAmerican Pickers (N) PG Pawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGAmerican Pickers PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 24 31Wife Swap Adams/Hess PGWife Swap Cathrea/Stewart PGWife Swap (In Stereo) PG One Born Every Minute PG Americas Supernanny How I MetHow I Met (LMN) 50 Movie MA The Devils Teardrop (2010, Crime Drama) Natasha Henstridge. A retired FBI agent searches for a serial killer in Washington, D.C. Iris Johansens The Killing Game (2011) Laura Prepon. A forensic sculptor receives clues from her daughters murderer. NR (MAX) 320 221 320 320 3 3 Mobsters (1991) Christian Slater. Based on the rise of young Lucky Luciano and his pals. R Hereafter (2010, Drama) Matt Damon, Ccile de France, Jay Mohr. Death touches three people in different ways. (In Stereo) PG-13 The Nutty Professor (1996, Comedy) Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett. (In Stereo) PG-13 Bad Boys II (2003) R (MSNBC) 42 41 42 42 Predator Raw: The Unseen TapesPredator Raw: The Unseen TapesTo Catch a Predator Georgia 2To Catch a Predator Petaluma 1To Catch a Predator To Catch a Predator (MTV) 97 66 97 97 39Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward. 14Teen Mom 2 (In Stereo) PG (NGC) 65 44 53Alaska State Troopers Border Wars PG Inside the Green Berets L,VSuper Carrier: SuperlaunchWorlds Deadliest Arms Race (N)Inside the Green Berets L,V (NICK) 28 36 28 28 35 25iCarly G iCarly G Victorious GVictorious GSpongeBobSpongeBobThat s ShowThat s ShowGeorge LopezGeorge LopezFriends PGFriends PG (OXY) 44 Bad Girls ClubBad Girls ClubLove Games: Bad Girls Love Games: Bad Girls Love Games: Bad Girls Love Games: Bad Girls Love Scouts (SHOW) 340 241 340 340 The Canyon (2009, Suspense) Yvonne Strahovski, Eion Bailey. iTV. A honeymooning couple has to survive in the Grand Canyon. R The Sum of All Fears (2002) Ben Affleck. iTV. Jack Ryan fights terrorists planning a nuclear attack. (In Stereo) PG-13 Fair Game (2010, Drama) Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sam Shepard. iTV. Valerie Plame is revealed as a CIA agent. PG-13 (SPEED) 122 112 122 122 Pimp My RidePimp My RidePass Time PGPass Time PGMonster Jam (N) Pass TimePass TimePimp My RidePimp My RideMonster Jam (SPIKE) 37 43 37 37 27 36Band/BrothersBand of Brothers An incompetent costs Easy Company lives. MABand of Brothers A green officer leads a patrol. MABand of Brothers Why We Fight MA Band/Brothers (SUN) 36 31 36 36 UF Bowl Pre.Magic Live!NBA Basketball Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic. From Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla.Magic Live!Sport FishingSprtsman Adv.Winterfest Boat Parade (SYFY) 31 59 31 31 26 29Being Human Being Human Being Human Being Human Dog Eat Dog Being Human Going DutchBeing Human (TBS) 49 23 49 49 16 19King of QueensKing of QueensSeinfeld PGSeinfeld PGFamily Guy PGFamily Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy 4Family Guy Bonnie and Lois take a trip to Paris. (TCM) 169 53 169 169 30 35 Jungle Book (1942, Fantasy) Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen. Kiplings boy hero Mowgli can talk to animals. 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Lizard LickLizard LickLizard LickLizard LickAll Worked UpAll Worked Up (TVL) 32 49 32 32 34 24M*A*S*H PG M*A*S*H PGM*A*S*H PGRoseanne PGRoseanne PGLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondKing of QueensKing of Queens (USA) 47 32 47 47 17 18Land of the Lost National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007, Action) Nicolas Cage. PG WWE Monday Night RAW (N) (In Stereo Live) PG National Treasure: Book (WE) 117 69 117 117 Charmed (In Stereo) Charmed Witch Wars. PGGolden 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 VideosNews at NineNBA Basketball: Bulls at Warriors Dear Annie: We have a 54year-old friend we are desperately trying to help. Timothy is morbidly obese at nearly 300 pounds. He suffers from related health issues: sleep apnea, high blood pressure, joint pain and constant fatigue. He is probably diabetic, but refuses to seek medical care. He also has a terrible, selfdefeating attitude. Timothy insists hell start an exercise regimen, but never does. He purchased an expensive stationary bike and a bench to do sit-ups, but the bench is in the closet, buried under tons of boxes and clothing, and the bike was never put together. He couldnt do a sit-up if you paid him a million dollars. He admits he cannot bend down to tie his shoes Timothy works at a low-paying job that he hates. We have been after him for years to freshen up his resume and find better work. He says no one would hire him. The way he looks, he is probably right. Anytime we mention that he should start exercising, watch what he eats or start looking for better employment, it just makes him angry. He says hell do it when hes ready. We love him. He has a great sense of humor and a good heart. But at this rate, we doubt he will see 60. Is there anything we can do? Desperate To Help Dear Desperate: It must be terribly frustrating to know that you cannot force Timothy to change his ways, even for his own sake. Your comments only create pressure. Please stop pushing him to exercise or polish his resume. Instead, suggest he get a complete checkup, because he seems depressed. Let him know how much you value and enjoy his company. Pick him up after work and take a long walk together and chat, or offer to be his workout buddy. Invite him over for a nutritious meal without lecturing him about it. Losing weight is the ultimate do-it-yourself project. Dear Annie: I recently attended a concert at a large venue. Unfortunately, I was unable to see much of the performance because three people in front of me insisted on standing. I put my hand on the shoulder of one of these men and asked him to please sit down. He responded by telling me that if I touched him again, he would call the cops. He then got rather cheeky and shook his booty in my face. After the concert, I finally located an usher who said I could have gone to guest services on the other side of the arena, although the only thing they would have done is find me another seat. I contacted management and was told, Every guest has the right to their chair and the space in front of it, even if the majority of other guests choose to be seated. I grew up in an era when no guest had the right to be inconsiderate of those around them. Has society changed that much? A Fan Dear Fan: We suspect it changed with the advent of rock concerts, when patrons felt encouraged to get up and yell, sing or dance along. Is it inconsiderate? Yes. Unfortunately, theres not much you can do other than change your seat or attend more sedate concerts. Sorry. Dear Annie: I read the letter from R.J., the 44-year-old guy who wants to date a stunning college senior. You forgot to tell him that the collective groan he hears is from all the young women who wish the creepy old guys would leave us alone. Been There Dear Been There: Some relationships with a large age gap can work, but they usually require an existing friendship, rather than hitting on someone much younger because she looks hot. 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 PHILLIPALDER 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. 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COMICSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEMONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 B9 Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 We bought a Zoo (PG) 12:50 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) 12:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:15 p.m. No passes. Adventures of Tintin (PG) In Real 3D. 1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m. No passes. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) ID required. 12 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) 12:45 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 12:30 p.m., 2:40 p.m. 4:55 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:05 p.m. No passes. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 We bought a Zoo (PG) 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:20 p.m. The Darkest Hour (PG-13) 12:55 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10 p.m. War Horse (PG-13) 12:40 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:35 p.m. Adventures of Tintin (PG) 12:15 p.m. Adventures of Tintin (PG) In Real 3D. 2:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m. No passes. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:15 p.m. No passes. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) ID required. 12:30 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 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. My Week with Marilyn (R) ID required. 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES XG YKT KMGFZ BN M ELTMY RBTY, JBLFZ KMOT JMVZ BN MNNTSYXGE PZ XG JMVZ JT FBGY PGFTLZYMGF. WTGGTYK ALMGMEKPrevious Solution: I got up one Christmas morning and we didnt have nothing to eat ... we didnt have nothing. Muddy Waters (c) 2011 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-26Pickles WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Contemp. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s, s, s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Standards LocalRADIO

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B10MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE Classifieds ClassifiedsClassifieds In Print and Online All The Time! TO ADVERTISE CALL:352-563-5966OR 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/DeadlinesChronicle / 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 0009OHQ 0009OI9 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 ROUTES ROUTES ROUTES AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE Great Part-time job for EXTRA CASH! NOW!! NOW!! NOW!! Schools/ Instruction EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINEOnline from Home *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5165 www.CenturaOnline .com NOW ENROLLINGFor January2012 ClassesBARBER COSMETOLOGY FACIAL FULL SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/NAIL EXT. MASSAGE THERAPY BENES InternationalSchool of Beauty New Port Richey/ Spring Hill727-848-8415352-263-2744 Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfreenow.com 352-422-7887 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEWCAREER?2 Week Courses! PHYSICAL REHAB TECH $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. MEDICAL ASSISTANT ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300taylorcollege.edu (352) 245-4119 General Help WantedExperienced Woman for Ironing & Housework must like dogs. (352) 341-7732 Cell 613-3778 Career Opportunities #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 General Help MARKETERSAudition to be a famous Liberty Tax waver or marketer. Male & Female. Energy and Enthusiasm a must! Call (352) 563-2777 for information. 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: mgaouette@ chronicleonline.com or come to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application. Trades/ Skills A FEW PRO DRIVERS NEEDED. Top Pay &401k 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp. 877-258-8782 www.meltontruck.com Driver-Dry & Refrigerated. Single source dispatch.No tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months currentOTR experience 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com DRIVERS Hiring Experienced & Inexperienced Tanker Drivers! Great Benefit & Pay! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 year OTR experience Required.. Tanker Training Available. Call Today: 877-882-6537 Drivers: Run 5 States Regional! Get home weekends, earn up to 39cent mile, 1 yr OTR Flatbed Exp. require d. Sunbelt Transport, LLC 800-572-5489 X 227 HOME WEEKLY 100% O(/Op Company O/Ops CDL A Drivers/ Reefer $1,000 sign on bonus! Call 800-237-8288 or visit www.suncocarriers.com Night Packaging SupervisorCrystal 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 34429Phone:(352) 564-2910 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 INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR MECHANICSBreen Energy Solutions is looking for (12) Industrial Equipment Operator Mechanics. Salary of $37K to $45K. 1-year position in Crystal River, FL. Medical, 401K, paid overtime, relocation & housing allowance. 15% bonus. View details at www.breenes.com/CRjobs. Domestic Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Medical #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASST.F/T, For A Specialty Group. Must have phlebotomy exp. Email Resume To: Citruspractice609 @yahoo.com Front Desk/ Office ClericalComputer skills Email Resume to: solymarspa@ yahoo.com Full time Position Available For Billing ManagerFor Busy Cardiology office. Min. 5 yrs. billing exp. at least 2 years at supervisory level. Excellent. compensation pkg. including: life, health, PTO, 401K & paid vacation. Professional appearance and attitude a must. Email resume to chaddock@ citruscardiology.org apply in person 308 W. Highland Blvd InvernessNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. DFWP LPNThe Dermatology Center in Inverness is now hiring an LPN full time. Mon-Fri 8-5 Derm Experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to 352-637-0788 or mail to 931 S. U.S. Hwy 41, Inverness,FL 34450. Medical Assistant Full TimeEMR Experience Helpful. Send Resumes to: wfmarick @yahoo.com Multiple Positions AVAILABLEIn Busy Medical Practice. FRONT DESK and CLINICAL including ARNP/P.A. Send Resumes to healthcarecareers@ rocketmail.com NOW HIRINGRNsAll Units, with Hospital ExperienceApply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 Professional Accepting applications for Multimedia Designer.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 Apple products working environment, Apple products experience a plus Proficient in a wide range of tools such as Photo Shop and Flash Must be able to interact with customers professionally and efficiently 1 to 4 years in web design, online developmentSend Resume and Cover Letter to: marnold@ chronicleonline.com EOE, drug screen required for final applicant. Free Offers FREE KITTENS for Christmas Joy Call (352) 860-0964 Free outside dogs with doghouse,good security dogs,pit/border collie mix. UTD on shots, have tags, please call (352) 564-0428 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 Good Things to Eat FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVEStrawberries, Cauliflower, Broccoli Located 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from Hwy. 41 Inv. Gift shipping CLOSED SUN 9A-5P, 352-726-6378 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Lost Lost Blue Pitt Bull, Male approx. 55lbs, friendly Hwy 41 area, near Forest Lake, He has a medical condition and needs his medicine. Thank you. REWARD!! (352) 270-2470 Lost Dog, male, 6 years old, red with white chest, has 4 white feet, Stafshire pit mix, last seen off of Big Buck Trail, he broke free and does not have his collar. Please call my family is heartbroken. Please call if you have seen him.(352) 400-2985 REWARD $1000. No Questions ask. Min Pin Female 10 lbs name Zoey, Needs meds. last seen Sun 8/7Holiday Dr off Turkey Oak Crystal River(352) 257-9546 352-400-1519 Found Found Large Ring of Keys North Anthony Ave. Hernando (352) 527-1627 SIberian Husky female found Hwy 41 Floral City call for info(352) 201-5247 Or call Citrus County Animal Shelter Seafood FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Situations Wanted Adult female avail. for caregiver relief. I will cover all needs (352) 464-4139 Personal/ Beauty Esthetician Massage TherapistReceptionist NEEDED352-464-1166 or 352-527-0077 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 REEBOK RB 345 RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKE Mint, used twice, moving. Silent Magnetic Resistance, adjustable frame ,GelSoft seat, iFIT, CoolAire Fan. Retails $499, selling for $165 352-628-9126 Between 10AM-7PM Free Services $$ 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 Free Calahulah mix to good home, good farm dogs, serious inquiries only, call 352-794-7385 or 352-212-7186 Free cat and dog,serious inquiries only please, Call 352-586-2629 FREE Horse Manure GREAT FOR GARDENS Easy Access Pine Ridge 746-3545 Free kittens, one male short hair and one female long hair,to a good home only, inside cats, litter trained. (352) 419-4221 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/citruschroniclenews 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 Todays New Ads

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MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 B 11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 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 COASTLINE COASTLINE COASTLINE SUPPLY SUPPLY SUPPLY CABINETRY 1 Day Cabinets Remodeling Supplies Refacing Supplies Hinges Laminates Woods Glues Saw Sharpening Cabinet Supplies & Hardware 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. 000A5W6 Copes Pool & Pavers COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC 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 Installations by Brian CBC1253853 000A5MI 352-628-7519 www.advancedaluminumofcitrus.com 2010 2010 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 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 SURGEONLic. & 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 & Painting352-341-3300 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. Moving/ Hauling A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, lawn maint. furn. & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 HAULINGFRE 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 Pressure Cleaning Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 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 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 homeHoliday Specials Avail this month only! MA58438(352) 897-4670 Handyman #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Affordable Handyman FASTAFFORDABLERELIABLEHOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FASTAFFORDABLERELIABLEHOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, oddjobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 Remodeling, Additions, Doors, Windows, Tile work. Lic.#CRC1330081 Free Est. (352)949-2292 Home/Office Cleaning MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125Have Vacum Will Travel Home Services HOLIDAY CLEANING call Citrus Cleaning Team or call for our Handyman 352-527-2279 /302-3348 Kitchen & Bath The Tile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Fencing ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood DRY OAK FIREWOOD Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80 Delivered & Stacked. 352-344-2696 Premium Seasoned split Firewood $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 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Affordable Handyman FASTAFFORDABLERELIABLEHOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FASTAFFORDABLERELIABLEHOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 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 LLCGenerator maint & repair Guardian Homestandby, & Centurion. Cert. Tech. Briggs Stratton 352621-1248 #ER00015377 Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 BOB BROWNSFence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 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 Clean Up/ Junk Removal Clean Ups & Clean Outs (352) 220-9190 Computers DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/593-8806 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Slabs, Driveways & tear outs Tractor work, All kinds Lic. #1476, 726-6554 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschroniclenews as it happens right at your finger tips 0009OI7 YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space 352-564-2940 Mobile Homes and Land Crystal River2/2 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 HOLDER3/2, fenced yard $450/mo 10% down Owner Financ Avail (352) 302-9217 INVERNESS2/2 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 For Sale 2/1 FURNISHED MOBILE HOME, Over 55 Park $190 Lot Rent Village Pine, Inglis Lot 4 A$12,500 (906) 281-7092 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 INVERNESS55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $6900 (352) 586-7962 INVERNESSWaterfront 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 For Rent CR./ HOMSASSA SEE AD UNDER WORDY GURDY PUZZLE DUNNELLON 3/2/1 RENT TO OWNOwner help w/ finan. RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm DUNNELLON5159 W. Disney Ln2/2, New AC, Lrg. Lot $450. $450 dp (727) 480-5512 FLORAL CITY 2/1$450 mo + sec. (352) 637-6554: 422-1562 HOMOSASSA2/1 MH furn., Priv. ranch No pets. (386)871-5506 INVERNESSRENT 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 Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500 Singlewides from $3,500 Bank authorized liquidator. New inventory daily CALL (352) 621-9183 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 TASHAS TOWING We buy Junk and Unwanted cars. 352-426-4267 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets 4 MALTESE Pups, raised in living room, very sweet, CKC, FL Health Certs. Girls $650 & boys $600. 352-212-4504,212-1258 7 Bullmastiff PuppiesAdorable $150. each (352) 257-9508 ACA Shih-Tzu Pups,Lots of colors, average $450-$600 + Beverly Hills, FL (352)270-8827 www.aceofpups.net 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 POMERANIAN 13 WK FEMALE Beautiful Cream Registered & Housebroke $425 OBO. 352-465-1319 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 Horses Adorable AMHA Stallion, Very gentle and sweet 4 yrs old 31 inches $500 Tack available 352-257-8194 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 Sporting Goods Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 S & W, 38, 6 Shot, Revolver, 4 barrell blue finish, model 15, & excel. cond. $550. also holster Call (352) 637-0987 S&W 40 cal. / 2 clips, great cond. $375 (352) 212-5523 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Winchester, pump 12 shot Riffle 22 shot or long, old model #06, $595. (352) 513-4527 Utility Trailers 1999, 7x14 Box Trailer, dual axel, ramp, side Dr. like new, $2,650 obo (352) 503-3787 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 SALESLargest 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 Sell or Swap INDUSTRIAL POLISHING COMPOUND 38 lbs, sell $75 or trade for mower,860-1039 phone 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 General PRO COMP TIRES 35x20 great condition. 380.00 all 4. 352 302 7451 TWO FREE FISH... with gal tank Linda 341-4449 Medical Equipment HANDICAP RAMPNew, all steel 25 total w/2 landings, $800 You take it. (352) 419-4055 MANUAL WHEELCHAIR good shape with footrests & leg extent ions only 100.00 352 637 5171 Twin Size Extra Long Adjustable Bed $2,000 + Value Like New Asking $500 obo (352) 637-1337 WHEELCHAIR Wheelchair, like new, smaller size, $70.00, dunnellon Phone 352 465 0902 Coins HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $25.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Musical Instruments DRUM RACK pearl drummers rack great deal $100.00/ 352-586-1710 Hammond Organ 2 Tier, pedal, bench, excel. cond. $400 obo (352) 628-7633 Slingerland 5 pcs Professional Drum Set.w/zilgin symbles & hardware $900. obo (352) 628-1408 Household CABINET Metal filing, 2 drawer, 15x20. $15. 3526340422 SEWING MACHINE Singer Stylist w/zigzag, mdl 153455, w/sewing cabnet & supplies. $45. 3526340422 Fitness Equipment Bowflex Treadmill excel cond$400, Bowflex Ultimate II home gym excel cond $950 (352) 621-0522 EXERCISE BIKE upright type good shape it also works the arms get fit for the new year 75.00 352 637 5171 MANUAL TREADMILL good shape with electronics only $65.00 352 637 5171 REEBOK RB 345 RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKE Mint, used twice, moving. Silent Magnetic Resistance, adjustable frame ,GelSoft seat, iFIT, CoolAire Fan. Retails $499, selling for $165 352-628-9126 Between 10AM-7PM TREADMILLPro form, cross walk 380 A-1 cond.speed & incline work outs $300 obo(352) 628-7983 Sporting Goods CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Furniture ENTERTAINMENT CENTER good condition 29opening/60H/49W $20.00 352-628-4210 Futon Craftsman style -$350 2 Craftsman style chairs & ottoman, Computer desk w/ hutch$45 352-212-1171 Cell 352-746-6683 Day HUTCH Teak w/sliding doors, 79x18, $95. 3526340422 KITCHEN OR FLORIDA ROOM TABLE table only 1-formica 1-wood&tile only 45.00 each 352 637 5171 Large outdoor glass top table w/ 4 chairs, $175 2 Dark wood end tables $50 (352) 270-8650 LIFT CHAIR Excellent condition material lift chair. Original cost $900.00 .. will sell for $350.00 .. 352-419-6609 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 Moving -Must Sell Ethan Allen dining set: round table, 4 captain chairs, dry sink, hutch $700, 212-1171 Cell352-746-6683 Day PAULS FURNITURE Now open Tues-Sat. 352-628-2306paulsfurnitureonline.com Preowned Mattress Sets from Twin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 Garden/Lawn Supplies JOHN DEERERoiding Mower 42 Deck 19hp $550 Trailer 6x9 $350. (352) 746-7357 General BICYCLE BOYS 18 Surge by Next good condition w/training wheels $25.00 352-628-4210 BRAND NEW WHEELCHAIR hand propelled, never used. $100.00 (352) 563-1241 Close Cell Foam Rubber used for gymnastics, wrestling, etc. (828) 557-1724 DRAFTING TABLE $25.00 call (352) 563-1241 Elypitical 750 exercise machine, nearly New $325. (352) 270-8650 GAME, FOR Nintendo DS, Call of Duty World at War $15.00 352-628-4210 GREEN UNIVERSAL COLORANT quart,mix with paint, varnish etc,$16.50, 860-1039 phone NEW PATIO CHAIRS 4 Brand new chairs, tan w/ burgundy cushions $125.00. Also Like new Weider adjustable weight bench and small dumbbell weights $75.00. (352)302-3201 Queen Sealey Mattress & box springs with brass head board like new $300. Elipical work out machine$300 Like new(352) 464-5657 Tools NAIL GUNS paslode and porter cable, 25.00 to 100.00 great cond. 352 302 7451 TVs/Stereos SONY 13 INCH T.V. W/REMOTE GREAT FOR KITCHEN OR KIDS ROOM $20.00 352-726-0686 Building Supplies ALUMINUM FASCIA/FLASHING 24 OF ALUMINUM FASCIA/FLASHING $18.00 (352) 527-8993 DOOR MASONITE INTERIOR DOOR -8H X 2W $50.00 (352) 527-8993 MIRROR BEVELED PLATE GLASS -39H X 62W $50.00 (352) 527-8993 Computers/ Video DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 LCD SCREEN 19 Screen,wireless mouse and keyboard 60.00 352-586-1710 PLAYSTATION 1 Sony w/adapte r & controller, In box $20.00 352-628-4210 Outdoor Furniture Martha Stewart Patio Set, glass top table & 6 chairs, new $500 asking $250 firm, cash only (352) 445-9448 Furniture (2 sets) of Twin, Mattressess, Boxsprings & Frames, $100. (352) 794-7436 2 Brown Ginger Jar Lamps $30. like new (352) 270-8650 3 Piece Living room set, sofa, loveseat and chair, excel cond $450 352-527-8795 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. BABY FURNITURE crib with all the extras.$100 352 464 0641 Black Imitation Leather reclining sofa & love seat $150. glass & black wrought cocktail & end table $70.(352) 746-5612 Dining room set, 6FT china cabinet, table, 6 chairs, 2 leafs, Thomasville Antique white, $500. (352) 726-5692 Dining Room Table 72 x 42 rustic metal glass top stone edging 6 chairs ,nuet color $200 (352) 382-1964 DRESSER 9 drawer, 66x18 3/4 w/mirror & nite stand, $95. 3526340422 DRESSER Tall Boy, 32x42 1/2, 4 drawer, maple, $45. 3526340422 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Business Opportunities START NOW! OWN A RED HOT DOLLAR, DOLLAR PLUS, Mailbox, Discount Party,Discount clothing, Teen Store, Fitness Center From $51,900 Worldwide WWW .DRSS20.COM 800-518-3064 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 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 $2,500 352-746-4394Lic.&Ins. CAC 057914 Electric Range, white whirlpool, 6 month old like new, self cleaning Paid $500. Sell $200. (352) 794-3672 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable, like new, excellent condition. Can deliver 352 263-7398 Washer or Dryer, good cond.$125 each Refrigerator 18cu Kenmore, almond $175 (352) 476-2411 WINDOW A/C 2 of them good condition. 30.00 each 352 302 7451 Tools BAKERS SCAFFOLD complete with wheels,yellow 75.00 good condition. 352 302 7451

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B12MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 0009OHU YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space 352-564-2940 0008XHD For more information on how to reach Citrus County readers call 352-563-5592. Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call 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 Inverness Homes 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. To viewwww.InvernessPool Home.FSBOnetusa.com 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.352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts homes.com. HOMOSASSA SMW3/2/2, Ready Now! $900.mo. inclds lawn care (352) 382-4500 GATEHOUSE REALTY 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 INVERNESSWaterfront 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 Need a JOB? #1 Employment source iswww.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Waterfront Rentals Crystal River2/2 1/2 LR/DR Lrg rec room, w/FP, seawall/ dock$900 352-267-4271 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rent or Sale CITRUS SPRINGSLease 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 1989LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCHwww. 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 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. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Villa.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com 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 INVERNESSWaterfront 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 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA3/2 House, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 Agent (352) 382-1000 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. 3BR House $800., 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 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 INVERNESSClose to hosp 1/1 $450 2/2 $575 352-422-2393 Apartments HERNANDO2 bed 1 bath. Central heating/air. Includes water, parking & trash. 900 sq ft. 212-7429 Condos/Villas For Rent INVERNESS 2/2/1Heat Pool/wtr frt comm $600. mo 317-442-1063 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses BEVERLY HILLS2/1, 20 S. Osceola, $525. mo. 352-697-1907 Specializing in Sugarmill Woods RentalsDebe JohnsBrkr/Assoc/PRMColdwell Banker Next Generation Realty Property Manager (352) 382-2700 www. coldwellbankernext generation.com See what a Professional Residential Manager can do for you. Rent: Houses Furnished Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS1 bed poss. 2, 1 bath, CHA, carport $475 (352) 220-2958 CITRUS SPRINGS3/2/2, Recently Built, W/D, incl. lawn serv., $750 mo. 1st & sec. (352) 489-6377 FLORAL CITY2/1+Carport, new windows tile & Paint $545.(352) 228-1542 HOMOSASSA SMW3/2/2, Ready Now! $900.mo. inclds lawn care (352) 382-4500 GATEHOUSE REALTY INVERNESS2/1 Caged Pool Fl. Rm. 1 mi. from Wal -Mart $850(352) 344-1411 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 Inverness Homes

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MONDAY, DECEMBER26, 2011 B 13 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 433-1226 MCRN Ordinances 09-11 & 10-11-Town of Inglis PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES AMENDING TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND OFFICIAL ZONING MAP AND TEXT OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA BY THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Chapters 163 and 166, Florida Statutes and Section 34-42, of the Town of Inglis Land Development Code, comments, objections and recommendations regarding the following described proposed amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the Town of Inglis Comprehensive Plan and the Official Zoning Map, Town of Inglis, Florida and the text of the Land Development Code of the Town of Inglis, Florida will be heard by the Town Commission of the Town of Inglis, Florida, at hearings on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as these matters can be heard. The hearings will be conducted in the Town of Inglis, Town Hall located at 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida. Final reading of Ordinance 09-11 referencing application CPA11-L1by Inglis Partners LLC to amend the Future Land Use Map from Commercial to Highway Commercial and Z11-4, an application by Inglis Partners LLC to amend the Towns Zoning Map, by changing the zoning designation on the following described property from Neighborhood Commercial (C-1) to Highway Commercial (C-2A). Property consists of 7+/-acres located on the West side of US Hwy 19 between Leveck Avenue and the Withlacoochee River. Final reading of Ordinance 10-11 referencing application LDC11-3 by the Town of Inglis, to amend Article II Administration and Enforcement, Sections 34-2 Definitions; 34-34 Authorization by development permit prior to undertaking any development activity; 34-35 Procedure for review of development plans; and 34-40 Submittal requirements of a development review application. The amendments clarify and streamline the development review process for short form and regular processes; establishing the development review committee and its role in the process. At the hearings, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed amendments. Copies of said proposed amendment applications as described above are available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida, Any person needing accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Town Clerk at (352) 447-2203 (TDD) at least three days in advance. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at a public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; said record including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. December 26, 2011. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 434-0102 MCRN Barretto, Michael Angelo 2011-CP-731 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-731 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Michael Angelo Barretto a/k/a Michael Barretto a/k/a Michael Angelo Baretto a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto Ramos a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto a/k/a Miguel A. Barreto Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Michael Angelo Barretto a/k/a Michael Barretto a/k/a Michael Angelo Baretto a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto Ramos a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto a/k/a Miguel A. Barreto, deceased, whose date of death was August 11, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, 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 26, 2011. Personal Representative: Elizabeth Anne Barretto 6310 N. Obsidian Circle, Crystal River, FL 34428 Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Michael Evans, Florida Bar No. 251674 Attorney for Elizabeth Anne Barretto 20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Florida 34431 Telephone: (352) 489-2889 Fax: (352) 489-0852 E-Mail: hmichaelevanspa@yahoo.com December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 000A2LH Trucks FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 Sport/Utility Vehicles 07 LIBERTY29K mi 4X2 new tires needs window regulator fixed $11K email ssgt.williams@yahoo.com 4x4s Classic Jeep CJ-5runs great w/many new parts. 3 speed, straight six. New clutch linkage, radiator, water pump, belts, hoses, mast cyc. brks. battery, exhaust,bucket seats, console & more. Bikini top & tow bar incl. Very low mileage, Goodrich mud tires. Recently serviced, oil, transmission & differentials This Jeep was my baby. Driven regularly & a lot of fun. $5200 (352) 586-3107 Motorcycles 2005 HD UltraClassic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $15000 OBO 352-563-6327or 860-3481 Harley Davidson04, $9700., Bagger Crystal River Cell (727) 207-1619 HARLEY DAVIDSON2002 Low Rider 14,000 miles, one owner, lots of extras. $9500.00 352-560-3731 Harley DavidsonTrike 09, HOT DEAL Make your Honey Happy for Christmas like new 3K mis. garage kept only $25K 813-917-1632 (352) 628-6224 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 Verucci Scooter, 49cc $500. (352) 564-0730 Vehicles Wanted KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 Cars 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 BUICK, Century, custom, 4 Dr., loaded, V6, CD, low mi., garaged per, cond. $4,850. 212-4882 CHEVY IMPALA2007, V-6, loaded, mint cond., grey mist, 55K $13,500 obo (352) 201-5428 CHRYSLER Seabring, Convertible, loaded, 43K mi white w/ gray top $8,500 (352) 860-1426 FORD, Explorer, 4 wheel drive, 151K mi., new tires, runs great. $4,000 firm (352) 382-4377 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 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 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 CHEVROLET1996 Silverado $4,500 (352) 637-7179 Boats PROLINE21 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 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com Recreation Vehicles I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 WINNEBEGO2001 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, 36 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 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 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 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 CARSCOMPLETE 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 Citrus County Homes Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spacious 3/2/2 Rent $800/mo or purchase $125K neg 908-322-6529 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 Out of Town Real Estate McMinn Co, TN 3 bedroom. 2 bath. 2003 doublewide perm found on 13.8AC, 20X20-2-bay garage, inside rural ctylimts. May consider trade for property in CR area. Beautiful Mtn Views & abundant game. Fruit trees HUGE yard. Quiet area close to I75, Chattanooga, TN & Atlanta, GA. NO Lease/NO Rent. $180,000.00 jhughes6086@yahoo.com 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 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 sewer are avail. MUST SEE!!! 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 Boats Proline 17 ft 4 stroke 90 HP Suzuki, very low hours, ready to fish trailer & more $13,500 352-795-3894 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Hobie ProAngler Mirage Drive, nearly new, many options, titled for motor. $2100 Homo.(906) 203-2221 WE NEED BOATSSOLD AT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE352-795-1119Mercury Auth Parts and ServiceUS 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall)

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