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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: 12-27-2011
Copyright Date: 2006
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
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INSIDE DECEMBER 27, 2011Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOLUME 117 ISSUE 142 50 CITRUS COUNTYMissouri makes a statement in last game before joining SEC/B1 HEALTH & LIFE:Powerful painkillerDrug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nations second most-abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried it could spur a new wave of abuse./Page C1www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C6 Community . . . .C4 Crossword . . . .C5 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .B4 Horoscope . . . .B4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B4 Movies . . . . . .C6 Obituaries . . . .A6 Classifieds . . . .C7 TV Listings . . . .C5 TUESDAYHIGH74LOW43Mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance of rain.PAGE A4TODAY & Wednesday morning SO YOU KNOW No stocksU.S. markets were closed Monday in observance of the Christmas holiday. Look for stocks listings in Wednesdays Chronicle. LOCAL EFFORTS:Blood driveRing in the new year by giving the gift of life with LifeSouths third annual New Years Blood Drive./ Page C1Fitness drivePrepare your team for the annual Fitness in Citrus event./ Page C4 OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE A8 Selling public lands ... at a time when property values are at historic lows makes no fiscal sense whatsoever. TAKE NOTECHANGES COMING:Brand new Viewfinder debuts Jan. 8In 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 Chronicles customer service department at 352-563-5655. CHRISVANORMER Staff WriterBUSHNELL Everything from home-grown food to the business of farming will be covered in a trade show next month with the goal of offering something for everyone. The AGRItunity Conference and Trade Show is scheduled for Jan. 28 at the West Central Florida Agricultural Education Center at the Sumter County Fairgrounds in Bushnell. The keynote speaker will be Ben Hewitt, who is a farmer and author. Born and raised in northern Vermont, Hewitt runs a small-scale, diversified hill farm with his family. Hewitt, his wife and two sons live in a self-built home powered by a windmill and solar photovoltaic panels. His work has appeared in such national periodicals as the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Gourmet, Discover, Skiing, Eating Well, Yankee Magazine, Powder, Mens Journal, National Geographic Adventure and Outside. Hewitts most recent book is Making Supper Safe: One Mans Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety (Rodale). From dumpster diving to the battle over food rights to genetically engineered salmon and the interplay between humans and the bacteria they consume, Hewitts book explores the untold story of food safety with humor and good-natured skepticism. Hewitts first book, The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food (Rodale), was published in 2010. It tells the story of a rural, workingclass Vermont community attempting to blueprint and implement a localized food system. The keynote address will be The Futures in the Dirt: Digging into localized agriculture and its potential to revitalize health, environment and regional economies. Hewitt also will conduct a workshop for those who AGRItunity show set for Jan. 28 Farmer, author to discuss solar power See SOLAR/ Page A2 CATHYKAPULKA Staff Writer INVERNESS The Inverness Lowes and Wal-Mart stores were filled with customers who were searching for post-Christmas bargains or returning unsatisfactory Christmas presents Monday, the day after the gift-giving holiday. Patrons waited patiently in long lines at the Inverness Wal-Mart determined to have the dilemma they had with their Christmas gift corrected via exchange, a refund or a store credit. So far, being the first day, its kind of what we expected, said Georgeanne Reesey, Wal-Mart customer service manager. She said people return gifts for many reasons. This year a popular reason was that they received two of the same gift. Reesey stated that electronics were the least returned gift this year, because those are the gifts the people really did want. Drew McElveen, 8, and his mother, Beth, returned two Christmas gifts. Drew returned a Crosman BB gun that is too hard for him to pump, and Beth returned an Air Hogs remotecontrol toy that has a broken on/off switch. Theyre (Wal-Mart) pretty good about returning stuff, Beth said. Ive never really had a problem. Beth said she explained to Drew that this was one of the stores busiest days, especially for returning merchandise, but he was determined to exchange his gun for one he could operate. Oh my gosh, we couldnt even find a parking spot, Beth said. Carlotta Yancey braved the crowds at Wal-Mart to return two defective Christmas gifts, a Kindle ABOVE: Cassandra Thomashunis, left, a cashier at Lowes in Inverness, listens to Chuck Matthews, right, as he explains the Moen faucet he purchased as a Christmas gift for his mother, Suzanne, right center, has a quality issue. Chucks wife, left center, Mahota looks on. BELOW: Carlotta Yancey, of Floral City, heads into the Inverness Wal-Mart to return two defective Christmas gifts, a Kindle Fire for her great-grandson and a dog bed for her dog Coby, on the day after Christmas. CATHY KAPULKA /ChronicleDrew McElveen, 8, heads into the Inverness Wal-Mart with his mother, Beth, both of Beverly Hills, to return two Christmas gifts. Drew is returning a Crosman BB gun and Beth is returning an Air Hogs remote-control toy. Returns, bargains lure people to stores the day after Christmas See EXCHANGE/ Page A4 Associated PressWASHINGTON The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 if it isnt knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists. Unemployment will barely fall from the current 8.6 percent rate, though, by the time President Barack Obama runs for re-election in November, the economists say. The three dozen private, corporate and academic economists expect the economyto grow 2.4 percent next year. In 2011, it likely grew less than 2 percent. The year is ending on an upswing. The economy has generated at least 100,000 new jobs for five months in a row the longest such streak since 2006. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits has dropped to the lowest level since April 2008. The trend suggests that layoffs have all but stopped and hiring could pick up. And the economy avoided a setback when President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday extending a Social Security tax cut that was to expire at years end. But Congress could agree only on a two-month extension. The economists surveyed Dec. 14-20 expect the country to create 177,000 jobs a month through Election Day 2012. That would be up from an average 132,000 jobs a month so far in 2011. Dean Maki, chief U.S. economist at Barclays Capital, said the U.S. economy remains vulnerable to an outside shock. A big threat is the risk that Europes debt crisis will trigger a worldwide credit freeze like the one that hit Wall Street in late 2008. A shock to the U.S. economy, he said, might not be as dangerous if it were growing at a healthier 4 percent to 5 percent annual pace. But when growth is stuck at 2 percent or 3 percent, a major global crisis could stall job creation and raise unemployment. Beyond Europe, troubles in other areas could also upset the U.S. economy next year, the economists said. Congressional gridlock ahead of the 2012 elections and unforeseen global events, like this years Arab Spring protests, could slow the U.S. economy. Three economists said rising nuclear tensions with Iran are a concern. Even without an outside jolt, the economists expect barely enough job creation in 2012 to stay ahead of population growth and the return of discouraged workers into the labor force. Survey: Economy to pick up, but still vulnerable See ECONOMY/ Page A4

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Associated PressORLANDO When the Florida Legislature begins its 2012 session next month, it will do so just six months after a jury acquitted Casey Anthony of killing her 2-year-old daughter in one of the states most high-profile murder trials. That verdict has some legislators pushing a law that would make it a felony if a parent or guardian doesnt tell authorities a child is missing or dead within a certain period. Some legal experts and law enforcement officials say the law as written reaches too far. Florida House Bill 49 and Senate bills 84, 86 and 146 are among similar Caylees Law legislation that have sprung up in more than a dozen states since the controversial July verdict and are among several new crime laws legislators will consider beginning Jan. 10. Lawmakers also will be looking at tweaking Floridas drug law, and examining legislation designed to keep juvenile offenders out of detention and help prison inmates avoid returning to a life of crime when they are released. Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, co-sponsored HB 49 along with fellow Rep. Fred Costello, R-Ormond Beach. Hager said he respects the jurys verdict in the Anthony case, but feels that there is room to strengthen existing laws. I think the citizens of Florida were shocked to learn there was not an effective law in place in connection with the failure to report a child missing, Hager said. This addresses that. Casey Anthony was charged with murder following Caylees disappearance in June 2008. The 25-year-old didnt report her child missing for 31 days before telling police that a fictitious babysitter had kidnapped the child. She maintained the same story to her family and authorities until the childs skeletal remains were found in some woods in December 2008 not far from the family home. Anthony stood trial for her toddlers death last summer, using the defense that Caylee drowned in the family pool, that she panicked and that her father, a former police officer, helped her cover up the death by placing the childs body in the woods. He denied it. She was acquitted of murder, but convicted of four charges of lying to police and released a short time later on time served. I dont think we can prevent irresponsible parenting, but we can certainly put in place penalties for parents that fail in the most basic fundamental responsibility to safeguard a child, Hager said. Are there many instances a like law like this would apply? Theres a precious few. But we dont want a situation like this to arise again where prosecutors and juries dont have the necessary tools. The verdict elicited largely a visceral response nationwide, with many people feeling Anthony got away with murder. It led to an Oklahoma woman starting a petition on the activist website Change.org calling for a federal Caylees Law. The petition has garnered nearly 1.3 million signatures to date. The quick response by so many state legislatures to write versions of the law has drawn criticism. Caylees Law is a legislative reaction to the publics frustration with the Casey Anthony verdict, said Pace (N.Y.) Law School professor Leslie Garfield, a graduate of UFs Levin College of Law. Legislators in our country have a history of proposing laws that are reactionary to public outcry following perceived injustice to children. Hager doesnt shy away from that sentiment, but said that doesnt mean the law doesnt have merit. My bill was, in fact, a response to a high-profile crime, Hager said. And No. 2, this alleged crime occurred in 2008, so my arithmetic suggests that three years is not a kneejerk response. This is going through a formal process, like every bill goes through. In November a Senate Select Committee on Protecting Floridas Children which was formed in response to Anthonys acquittal, recommended increasing the penalty for intentionally providing false information if the missing child is 16 years or under and suffers serious injuries or dies. But the committee declined to recommend setting any deadlines for reporting a child missing or dead. Some proposals had suggested reporting deadlines between 12 and 48 hours. Manatee County Sheriffs Office Major Connie Shingledecker, who has also served on a Florida Department of Children and Families task force, told Senate committee members in October that she worried such specific timeframes could confuse parents as to whether they are being required to wait a certain time to report a child missing. University of Miami law professor Tamara Lave said whats troubling most to her about the proposed Caylees Law legislation as proposed is a strict liability law, meaning it could punish those who arent intentionally trying to commit a crime by notifying anyone like family members or a minister before authorities. One could respond you must depend on prosecutor to do right thing, Lave said. Thats a dangerous way to proceed with criminal law because you dont always have good or competent prosecutors. Other criminal bills sure to draw attention this session include Senate Bill 448, which would shorten the sentences of low-level, nonviolent prisoners who complete drug and other rehabilitation while in the program at separate facilities on or near prison grounds. It would be open to inmates with sentences of no more than five years who have completed half of their terms. It would be the first significant change to Floridas requirement that inmates serve at least 85 percent of their sentences, which went into effect in 1995. Also, Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, said they will seek passage of SB 732 and HB 561, which would revise the amount of a controlled drug a person must knowingly sell, purchase, manufacture or deliver in order to be subject to mandatory minimum prison terms. The state is appealign a Manatee County judges decision that struck down the 2002 law. Circuit Judge Scott Brownell ruled it violates due process rights. The state Supreme Court is set to rule on the case soon, but Bogdanoff and Fresen plan to go ahead with their bills even if the high court upholds existing law.A2TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL/STATE WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. 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Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrus Publishing employees and their families are not eligible to enter. 000A6JB Frostys got family in Florida Special to the ChronicleResident Kevin Noels sister Joy Noel came to Inverness from New York to share Christmas with Noel and their mother Lois Noel. After having our Christmas morning of opening gifts, Noel wrote, the whole family loaded up and went to Fort Island Gulf Beach. For a long time, my sister has wanted to make a snowman. This is what we ended up with on Christmas Day. The people at the beach all got a kick out of this. With a seaweed scarf, carrot nose and two eyes made out of shells. We had fun doing this. Merry Christmas to all. want to learn how he uses alternative energy, which he calls Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Agriculture: The realities of solar-powered food production. The event also will offer eight workshops, a large tradeshow, animal exhibits and antique farm equipment. Lunches will be on sale at the Speckled Butterbean restaurant. Pre-registration is $15 at http://sumter.ifas.ufl.edu. The cost for the conference is $20 at the door if not preregistered. Pre-conference activities on Jan. 27 will include a day-long farm tour and a hydroponics workshop for additional fees. For more information, call 352-793-2728 ext. 236 or email sakelly@ufl.edu. AGRItunity is a project of the extension offices in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Pasco and Sumter counties.Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2916. SOLARContinued from Page A1 Legislators consider Caylees Law, crime bills 2012SESSION Associated PressPALATKA, Fla. Two Mayo Clinic employees and a pilot flying to a University of Florida hospital to retrieve a heart for a transplant were killed when their helicopter crashed Monday in north Florida, officials said. The helicopter departed the Jacksonville hospital around 5:45 a.m. but never arrived in Gainesville, about 60 miles southwest, said Kathy Barbour, a spokeswoman for the Mayo Clinic. The employees names were not released because relatives hadnt been notified. The employees were on their way to pick up a heart for a transplant in Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic spokesman Carl Oestreich told The Associated Press. The helicopter crashed about 12 miles northeast of Palatka, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen. Clay County Sheriffs Office dispatcher Myron White confirmed three people died in the crash, but no additional information was immediately available. The National Transportation Safety Board also was investigating. FAA records show the Bell 206 helicopter is owned by SK Jets. An employee who declined to give her name said the St. Augustine company had no immediate information. Gary Robb, a Kansas City aviation attorney specializing in helicopter safety, said SK is known as a careful and safe operator in the industry. The Bell 206 helicopter is a small, lightweight aircraft that has low weight and speed capabilities, and its primarily used by traffic reporters or police departments, Robb said. Its not usually used in donor flights, he said. The Bell 206 helicopter usually has an older engine no longer installed in new helicopters, Robb said. Weve seen a number of instances where that engine simply failed, Robb said. Mayo Clinic workers die in helicopter crash

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AroundTHE STATE Citrus County Voter registration books to closeSupervisor of Elections Susan Gill announced the voter registration books for the Jan. 31, Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) will close Tuesday, Jan. 3, for all new registrants to Florida and to anyone wishing to change their party affiliation. Voter registration applications mailed to the supervisors office at 120 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness 34450, should bear a postmark of Jan. 3 or earlier, or be brought to the supervisor of elections office in Inverness or the Crystal River office at 801 S.E. U.S. 19. By law, Florida is a closed primary state and as such, the 2012 PPP is a partisan election for registered Republicans only. There are no democratic candidates, minor party candidates or amendments on the ballot this election. Voters are encouraged to ensure their registration is upto-date. If voting by mail, a current signature must be on file. Visit www.votecitrus.com or call 352-341-6740, to check your registration status, to request a vote-by-mail ballot, to access a voter registration application, for information on how to update your signature, or report an address change. OrlandoMany expected to register relationships ORLANDO Gay advocates expect a rush of samesex couples at city hall when this central Florida citys new domestic-partnership registry opens next month. The City Clerks Office told the Orlando Sentinel it already has begun accepting appointments for couples to sign the registry once it officially opens. All 16 appointments available Jan. 12, the registrys opening day, are full. The registry also is open to heterosexual partners, and some have scheduled appoints to sign the registry, city officials said.LakelandU.S. Honor Flag will fly over officers funeralAn American flag that flew over the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks will be flown at the funeral service for a Florida police officer killed in the line of duty. Lakeland police said the U.S. Honor Flag will arrive in central Florida on Monday morning. The flag also has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan and aboard the space shuttle. Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin was fatally shot in the head while questioning some men while on patrol Dec. 19. Another officer who arrived minutes after Crispins last radio call found him unresponsive on the ground. A 19-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in Crispins death. A public viewing will be Monday night, and the funeral service is Tuesday morning. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE NANCYKENNEDY Staff WriterLECANTO It was a day of tears tears of joy as residents of the Path of Citrus County were treated to Christmas dinner and gifts at the Citrus County Builders Association Sunday. It has become an annual tradition for local good-hearted souls Linda and Allan Ross, who started 10 years ago by inviting residents from the rescue mission shelter into their Citrus Springs home for Christmas dinner. Actually, the first year I did this, I put on a Santa suit and rode over to the shelter on my Harley, Linda Ross said. She had collected gifts for the women and children, but discovered they had left for the holiday. So she got some socks and oranges and gave them to the men who were at the shelter in Beverly Hills. The following year, she hosted about eight residents in her home. Since then, the numbers have grown. This year, she and her husband rented the CCBA building in Lecanto, not knowing how many would show up. On Dec. 19, a story in the Chronicleissued a plea from Ross for prepared food and gifts for shelter residents and requested people bring them to the CCBA location Christmas morning. As DuWayne Sipper, Path executive director, put it, She got her socks blown off. Ross said when she opened the doors at 9:30 a.m., more than 50 people showed up to drop food and gifts off, filling six 8-foot tables with things such as socks, underwear, shirts, blankets, toiletries and personal care items. Citrus County needs to pat themselves on the back for this, Ross said. We didnt just feed people, we touched lives. It was magical. Sipper said 19 residents of the shelter attended, plus volunteers and staff. Linda and Allan have been helping us out feeding folks for years, Sipper said. Theyre phenomenal. In addition to a meal and gifts, which were unwrapped and out on the tables for residents to choose from, there was karaoke, board games and movies, including We Are Marshall about the 1970 plane crash that killed an entire college football team and how the community pulled together to rebuild and heal. My wife cried all day, Sipper said. He added enough food and gifts were available for an army, evidence of Gods grace, and people from the community just kept giving and giving. Dixie Hollins and his wife showed up, put on aprons and handed out gifts, he said. I told everyone that Jesus said its more blessed to give than receive and we found out why. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. Path residents receive Christmas cheer Some serve dinner at rescue mission, others donate gifts Special to the ChronicleOn Saturday, Dec. 10, Civil Air Patrol cadets from the West Citrus Cadet Squadron and the Citrus County Composite Squadron participated in laying wreaths at Bushnell National Cemetery and Florida Hills Memorial Gardens for Wreaths Across America Day. While lacking the notoriety of Memorial or Veterans Day, Wreaths Across America Day has become an important day of remembrance for U.S. servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate price. On this day, Wreaths Across America places natural wreaths from the state of Maine on graves and memorial sites across all 50 U.S. states. Their mission is simple yet clear: Remember the Fallen, Honor Those Who Serve, and Teach Our Children the Cost of Freedom. With a light, misty rain falling, the West Citrus Cadets laid wreaths silently, efficiently and respectfully, standing at attention and saluting in unison for every wreath placed on a soldiers grave, West Citrus Commander Keith Shewbart said. When the wreaths were all placed, cadets prepared color guard equipment for the laying of the ceremonial wreaths, one for each branch of the military and an additional wreath to remember POWs and MIAs. Wreaths Across America was founded 19 years ago when Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company, remembered a boyhood visit to the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In 1991, left with an overstock of wreaths at the end of the holiday season, Worcester decided to use them to honor veterans. Many local people and organizations helped to make the first Wreaths Across America a success at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2005, a photo of the Arlington wreaths covered in snow circulated on the Internet, and requests across the nation poured in. With the help of the Civil Air Patrol and other civic organizations, Wreaths Across America had the logistical support to rapidly grow. In 2006, the program had expanded to more than 150 locations nationwide. This year, 90,000 wreaths were placed at Arlington National Cemetery and 200,000 more were placed in other states, including Citrus County. With the ceremony complete, the cadets packed their equipment to return home. Shewbart told the cadets in the car they had one additional task to complete in Crystal River. Retired Marine and senior Drill Instructor Richard A. Dick Davis passed suddenly last week, he told the cadets. He was a Marine, a great American, a good friend, and we have one more wreath to deliver. Parking the car a few doors away, Shewbart informed Davis widow he wanted to give her something special. After redeploying the color guard, the cadets marched up to the house with one last wreath in hand. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Mathew Brock, who recently signed his intent to join the U.S. Marine Corps, personally presented Mrs. Mary Lou Davis with the wreath. Cadet Airman 1st Class Jared Nero remarked, Laying the wreaths at the cemetery was special and made me proud, but what we did for Mrs. Davis is what its all about. Shewbart swelled with pride and replied to the cadet, You are right, I couldnt agree more. Cadets present included: Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Brock, Cadet airman Dana Laurents, Cadet Master Sgt. Mason Murphy, Cadet Airman Jared Nero, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Sharp and Cadet 2nd Lt. Samuel Shewbart. Civil Air Patrol cadets honor fallen, forgotten Local youths place wreaths on graves NANCYKENNEDY Staff WriterAs the saying goes: Climate is what is supposed to happen; weather is what does happen. Because of a continuing La Nia pattern, the prediction for winter 2011-12 is warmer than normal temperatures, just like weve been experiencing. But dont pack your jackets and scarves away just yet, Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker said. This isnt a very convincing La Nia, Linker said Monday. La Nia refers to the periodic cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the central and east-central Pacific waters around the equator. Its counterpart, El Nio (the little boy or Christ child), refers to the periods of warmer-thannormal surface ocean water in the eastern tropical Pacific. It was originally recognized by fishermen off the coast of South America who noticed the water was unusually warm for being close to Christmas. In the past 20 years, only three La Nias and seven El Nios have occurred. They occur about every three to five years. La Nias generally last between nine and 12 months and up to two years. It looks like we might be transitioning to an El Nio by the end of this winter, Linker said. What that means for us is this: The odds of a winter as cold or colder than the previous two years are slim, Linker said. However, that doesnt mean Citrus County wont have its freezes and cold weather. According to information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2009-10 was one of the coldest winters on record for Citrus County. Linker said one viewer in Homosassa reported 32 freezes. Last year, it got colder earlier, Linker said. But two years ago, December 2009 was warm like this December has been, and the colder temperatures lasted into March. Climatologists reported the 2010-11 winter La Nia conditions as one of the strongest in recorded history, triggering historic flooding in northeast Australia and heavy rains in Indonesia and Brazil. For this winter, NOAA predicts Florida will be drier than average, with an equal chance for above-, nearor belownormal temperatures and above-normal wildfire conditions. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. Winter weather? Climate patterns indicate possible move into El Nio DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleBert Ferguson picks some tangerines from the highest branches of a neighbors tree in Inverness. Ferguson and his wife Barbara are stocking up on the citrus fruit for their family and friends to share. Special to the ChronicleAs part of the Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 10, local Civil Air Patrol cadets participated by honoring the widow of local Marine veteran Dick Davis with an honor guard and the presentation of a wreath.

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I just dont know if its going to be enough to bring the unemployment rate down, said Chad Moutray, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers. The AP economists expect the unemployment rate to be stuck at a recessionlevel 8.4 percent when voters go to the polls in November. Unemployment was 8.6 percent in November. A majority (56 percent) of the economists say the economy will get a lift from Federal Reserve policies. The Fed has said it plans to keep short-term interest rates near zero through at least mid-2013 if the economy remains weak. The central bank also has begun a campaign to try to push down mortgage rates and other long-term interest rates through next June. Those surveyed also think the economy is strong enough to withstand higher oil prices. At near $100 a barrel, oil prices are up 10 percent from a year ago. But only two of the economists AP surveyed expect the higher prices to slow the economy a lot. The economists expect the European economy to shrink 0.5 percent in 2011 and fall into a recession. Europe is slowing as heavily indebted countries slash spending and banks exposed to government debt curtain lending. Among the gravest fears is that a major country like Italy will default on its debt, wiping out some banks with large holdings of European government bonds. A worldwide credit crunch like the one that followed the 2008 failure of Lehman Bros could follow. Twenty-one of the economists listed Europe as a threat to the U.S. economy next year. If it were a big enough downturn, given the size of Europe, it could bring the world economy down into recession, said Allen Sinai, president of Decision Economics. But overall, the economists see only an 18 percent chance Europes debt troubles will cause a recession in the United States. The economists are divided over which step European policymakers should take now. More than one-fourth say the European Central Bank should aggressively try to lower the borrowing costs of the Italian and Spanish governments by buying their bonds. Nearly one-fifth say European countries should jointly issue Eurobonds. And 17 percent say European governments should slash spending. Still, the economists expect European policymakers to find a way to prevent the crisis from escalating into a global financial panic. If Europe can stabilize its economies, the U.S. stock markets would rally sharply, economists say, and prospects for U.S. economic growth would brighten. Europe appears to be the only real impediment to keeping this recovery from happening, said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economics. Fire that was a gift for her great-grandson, Vinny Irvin, and a dog bed that was a gift for her dog, Coby. Theyre good, Yancey said about her past experience with returning goods at Wal-Mart. Its just going to be (bad) standing in the long line now. Another lady I saw in the parking lot said the line looked nasty. The Inverness Lowes was not as busy as Wal-Mart with returns, but Cassandra Thomashunis, a cashier at the store, said she handled a great deal more returns than usual, and some of the returns were not Christmas gifts. It all went smoothly, she said. Our Christmas in the home-improvement industry is springtime, said Karen Cobb, a corporate spokesperson for Lowes. While we are a destination for Christmas shopping, spring is our busiest time. Chuck Matthews returned a Moen faucet at Lowes that he purchased as a Christmas gift for his mother, Suzanne. He said he was unsatisfied with the quality of the faucet, but he was very satisfied with the way Lowes handled the return. It took all of two minutes, he said with a smile. HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: Dec. 23 By Voterama in Congress Social Security Tax-Cuts: House Republicans defeated, 229-193, a Senate bill to extend for 60 days Social Security payroll-tax cuts, long-term jobless benefits and current Medicare pay levels for doctors. A yes vote backed a House-passed GOP plan for a one-year extension, among several other major differences. (HR 3630) Rich Nugent, Yes. Senate v. House Tax Plans: Members defeated, 183238, a non-binding Democratic bid to instruct HouseSenate negotiators to favor the bipartisan Senate version of HR 3630 (above) over the GOP-drafted House version. A yes vote backed the Senate's 60-day renewal of Social Security tax cuts to give Congress time to agree on a one-year renewal. Nugent, No. Rep. West, Democrats, Joseph Goebbels: Members blocked, 231-188, a bid by Democrats for the House to disapprove of Rep. Alan West's comparison of their party's political messaging to the propaganda of Nazi minister Joseph Goebbels, who helped conduct the Holocaust. West is a Florida Republican. A yes vote opposed the Democfatic motion. Nugent, Yes. Key votes ahead: Congress has adjourned for the year, with the 2012 session scheduled to begin Jan. 17 in the House and Jan. 23 in the Senate. 2011 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760.CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Today's active pollen: Juniper, composites Todays count: 3.2/12 Wednesdays count: 6.8 Thursdays count: 6.3 Rich NugentA4TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 wks.: $36.65* 6 mos.: $64.63* 1 year: $116.07**Subscription price includes a separate charge of .14 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-6363 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. 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Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 106 W. MAIN ST., INVERNESS, FL 34450 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community Where to find us:1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. Legal notices in todays Citrus County Chronicle 0009XRY Lien Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . . . C11 EXCHANGEContinued from Page A1 Special to the ChronicleThe Citrus County YMCA is now taking registrations for its Youth Basketball and Cheer League, which will start Jan. 16. This will be the second year league games will be at the Key Training Center in the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center gymnasium. Because of the popularity of last years league, the YMCA has increased the session to 10 weeks this year. The Y has added age divisions ranging from 3 to 16 years old. Practice schedules for basketball and cheerleading will be sent to parents the first week in January. Practices for a few of the age divisions will be at CREST School off Educational Path in Lecanto. Other practices will be at the Key Training Center near Crystal River. Practices will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. All games will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Key Training Center gym. YMCAs across the country have been offering youth leagues in basketball and cheerleading for many years. With the Basketball League, participants are taught the fundamentals of the game, along with incorporating skills and drills. Teamwork and sportsmanship are a primary focus, along with allowing the children to enjoy playing the sport in a non-competitive environment. Similarly, the Cheer League emphasizes the fundamentals of cheerleading, teamwork and good sportsmanship, along with learning age-appropriate cheers. Registration is open through Jan. 6. Cost is $85 per child for basketball and cheer. There is an option to purchase a uniform with the Cheer league. Scholarships are available through the YMCAs Open Doors Financial Assistance program. To apply for financial assistance, contact the YMCA office. Volunteer coaches are needed. Background screening is required and provided by the Citrus County YMCA. Sponsors are also needed, and sponsor names will be printed on team T-shirts. For questions regarding the Basketball and Cheer Leagues, stop by the YMCA office in Beverly Hills at 3909 North Lecanto Highway, or call 352-637-0132. Youth basketball, cheer league begins Jan. 16 ECONOMYContinued from Page A1

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Associated PressMEXICO CITY When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming. The alert goes out from a taxi driver or a street vendor, equipped with a high-end handheld radio and paid to work as a lookout known as a halcon, or hawk. The radio signal travels deep into the arid countryside, hours by foot from the nearest road. There, the 8foot-tall dark-green branches of the rockrose bush conceal a radio tower painted to match. A cable buried in the dirt draws power from a solar panel. A signal-boosting repeater relays the message along a network of powerful antennas and other repeaters that stretch hundreds of miles across Mexico, a shadow communications system allowing the cartel to coordinate drug deliveries, kidnapping, extortion and other crimes with the immediacy and precision of a modern military or law-enforcement agency. The Mexican army and marines have begun attacking the system, seizing hundreds of pieces of communications equipment in at least three operations since September that offer a firsthand look at a surprisingly far-ranging and sophisticated infrastructure. Current and former U.S. law-enforcement officials say the equipment was part of a single network that until recently extended from the U.S. border down eastern Mexicos Gulf coast and into Guatemala. The network allowed Zetas operatives to conduct encrypted conversations without depending on the official cellphone network, which is relatively easy for authorities to tap into, and does not reach deep into the Mexican countryside. Theyre doing what any sensible military unit would do, said Robert Killebrew, a retired U.S. Army colonel who has studied the Mexican drug cartels for the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank. Theyre branching out into as many forms of communications as possible. The Mexican army said on Dec. 4 it had seized a total of at least 167 antennas, 155 repeaters, 166 power sources, 71 pieces of computer equipmentand 1,446 radios. The equipment has been taken down in several cities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and the northern states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas. The network was built around 2006 by the Gulf cartel, a narcotics-trafficking gang that employed a group of enforcers known as the Zetas, who had defected from Mexican army special forces. The Zetas split from the Gulf cartel in 2010 and have since become one of the nations most dominant drug cartels, with profitable sidelines in kidnapping, extortion and human trafficking. The networks mastermind was Jose Luis Del Toro Estrada, a communications expert known as Tecnico who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine in federal court in Houston, Texas, two years ago. 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Twelve American astronauts have walked on it. And lunar rocks and soil have been hauled back from it. Despite being well studied, Earths closest neighbor remains an enigma. Over the New Years weekend, a pair of spacecraft the size of washing machines are set to enter orbit around it in the latest lunar mission. Their job is to measure the uneven gravity field and determine what lies beneath straight down to the core. Since rocketing from the Florida coast in September, the near-identical Grail spacecraft have been independently traveling to their destination and will arrive 24 hours apart. Their paths are right on target that engineers recently decided not to tweak their positions. Both spacecraft have performed essentially flawlessly since launch, but one can never take anything for granted in this business, said mission chief scientist Maria Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The nail-biting part is yet to come. On New Years Eve, one of the Grail probes short for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory will fire its engine to slow down so it can be captured into orbit. This move will be repeated by the other the following day. Engineers said the chances of the probes overshooting are slim since their trajectories have been precise. Getting struck by a cosmic ray may prevent the completion of the engine burn and they wont get boosted into the right orbit. Once in orbit, the spacecraft will spend the next two months flying in formation and chasing one another around the moon until they are about 35 miles above the surface with an average separation of 124 miles. Data collection wont begin until March. Previous missions have attempted to measure lunar gravity with mixed success. Grail is the first mission dedicated to this goal. Using the gravity information, scientists can deduce whats below or at the lunar surface such as mountains and craters and may help explain why the far side of the moon is more rugged than the side that faces Earth. Grail probes to drop into orbit around moon Associated PressBAGHDAD The political party loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada alSadr called Monday for the dissolution of Iraqs parliament and new elections in another move that could escalate the countrys growing sectarian crisis. The anti-American Sadrist bloc is a partner in the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Bahaa alAaraji, the head of the Sadrists bloc in parliament, said the elections are needed because of instability in the country and problems that threaten Iraqs sovereignty. Iraq plunged into a new sectarian crisis last week, just days after the last American troops withdrew at the end of a nearly nineyear war. The new political crisis has been accompanied by a new wave of attacks on the Iraqi capital by suspected Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaida. A suicide bomber set off a car bomb Monday at a checkpoint leading to the Interior Ministry, killing seven people and injuring 32, officials said. Al-Maliki is in a political showdown with the countrys top Sunni political figure, Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, after the government issued an arrest warrant for al-Hashemi on allegations his bodyguards ran hit squads targeting government officials. The prime minister threatened to form a government without al-Hashemis Sunni-backed political party, Iraqiya, which is boycotting parliament and mulling whether to pull out of the ruling coalition. For the proposal to dissolve parliament to gain traction, it would take the consent of at least 1/3 of parliament, the president and the prime minister or a simple majority of lawmakers. Al-Malikis adviser for National Reconciliation Amer al-Khuzaie, said leaders of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the top Shiite militant groups, had decided to lay down their weapons and join the political system. Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or Band of the People of Righteousness, was a splinter group from the Mahdi Army, also headed by al-Sadr. They, along with the Mahdi Army, were two of three Shiite militant groups in Iraq dedicated to fighting the U.S. military presence. U.S. officials have warned these Shiite militant groups could turn against the Iraqi government after the American military has gone. A key test to whether Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an Iranianfunded group, is committed to becoming a peaceful part of the political process is whether they actually turn in their weapons. Associated PressShiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, left, steps from an office building in Najaf, Iraq, on June 5, 2004. The political party loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called Monday for the dissolution of Iraqs parliament and new elections in another move that could escalate the countrys growing sectarian crisis. Sadrists call for new elections Associated PressBEIRUT The Arab League sent monitors to Syria Monday even though President Bashar Assads regime has only intensified its crackdown on dissent in the week since agreeing to the Arab plan to stop the bloodshed. Activists say government forces have killed several hundred civilians in the past week. At least 23 more deaths were reported Monday from intense shelling in the center of the country, just hours before the first 60 monitors were to arrive. The opposition says thousands of government troops have been besieging the Baba Amr district in the central city of Homs for days and the government is preparing a massive assault on the area. France expressed strong concerns about the continued deterioration of the situation in Homs. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero demanded Syrian authorities allow the Arab League observers immediate access to the city. In Cairo, an Arab League official said this monitoring mission was the Syrian regimes last chance to reverse course. Will they facilitate the missions work or try and curb its movements? Lets wait and see, the official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. The Arab League plan agreed to by Assad last Monday requires the government to remove security forces and heavy weapons from city streets, start talks with opposition leaders and allow human rights workers and journalists into the country. Monitors are supposed to ensure compliance, but so far there is no sign Assad is implementing any of the terms. Although Syria shows no sign of altering its course, the Arab League was sticking to its plan. The team, including Iraqis, Tunisians and Algerians, left Cairo Monday evening and arrived in Damascus, said Arab League official Ali al-Garoush. Opposition members say the regimes agreement to the Arab plan is a farce. I very much doubt the Syrian regime will allow the observers to do their work, prominent opposition figure Waleed al-Bunni said. Arab monitors head to Syria

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Associated PressHAVANA A year at the vanguard of Cubas economic revival has not brought Julio Cesar Hidalgo riches. The fledgling pizzeria owner has had his good months, but the restaurant he opened with his girlfriend often runs at a loss. At times, they cant afford to buy basic ingredients. Yet the wide-faced 31year-old says he is grateful to be in business at all. A year ago, Hidalgo was concocting chalky pastries in a Spartan state-run bakery where employees and managers competed to pilfer eggs, flour and olive oil, the only way to make ends meet on salaries of $15 a month. Today, he is his own boss, a taxpayer, employer and entrepreneur. I think my expectations were met because in Cuba today I couldnt have hoped for anything more, he said one recent December afternoon as his girlfriend, Giselle de la Noval, served customers. We survived.Cuban talesHidalgos story is mirrored by many of the entrepreneurs The Associated Press has followed since January in a yearlong effort to document Communist Cubas awkward embrace of free-market reforms. Their experiences like the reforms themselves cannot be described as an unmitigated success. Of the dozen fledgling business owners, including restaurateurs, a DVD salesman, two cafe owners, a seamstress, a manicurist and a gymnasium operator, three have closed down or begun working for someone else, and one has been harassed by her former state employers. None could be considered successful by non-Cuban standards. But despite their struggles, many tell of lives transformed, dreams realized, attitudes changed and doors opened that had been closed for more than half a century.Hidalgos historyFor Hidalgo, personal hardships have added to the challenges of starting a business on a Marxist island that has looked askance at entrepreneurship since Fidel Castros 1959 revolution turned a one-time capitalist playground into a Soviet satellite. After suffering through a slow, hot, summer when nobody wanted a pizza, Hidalgo had to close for two months to care for his grandmother, who has Alz heimers disease. Even while the business was shuttered, he and de la Noval had to make tax and social security payments, wiping out the few hundred dollars they had saved. They reopened in late November with so little money they cant always afford to serve their house special. Weve had to start from scratch, but the only reason we didnt lose the business altogether is because we were disciplined, said de la Noval, 23. Before we did anything, we always put away the money we needed to pay the state.Country reformsA year that President Raul Castro described as make or break for the revolution is ending after a dramatic flurry of once-unthinkable reforms that are transforming economic and social life. In October, the government legalized a used car market, and a month later extended it to real estate, sweeping away decades of prohibitions. On Tuesday, the state began extending bank credits to new business owners and those hoping to repair their homes. But one of the most powerful reforms was Castros decision last year to greatly expand the ranks of the self-employed, part of a somewhat unsuccessful effort to trim bloated statepayrolls. Some 338,000 people have received licenses to start their own businesses, and the results can be seen and heard everywhere. On nearly every street in Havana and in thousands of hamlets and towns across Cuba, makeshift signs and bright parasols mark the entrances of new businesses, and the long-lost cries of curbside vendors hawking everything from fruit and vegetables to mops and household repair services fill the warm Caribbean air. The reforms have advanced, perhaps not quickly enough considering the problems that have accumulated, but they have advanced, one after another, and there is no sign that they will stop or be rolled back, said Omar Everleny Perez, the head of Havana Universitys Center for Cuban Economic Studies.Effects of changeThe government has declined to release any statistics on tax revenue or payroll savings from the reforms, except for an October report in the Communist Party newspaper Granma that said tax revenue from new businesses had tripled. Cuban leaders this month lowered their forecast for economic growth for 2011 to just 2.7 percent from the 3 percent originally hoped for an extremely poor showing for a developing country. By contrast, China is forecast to grow by about 9 percent in 2011, Vietnam by between 6 and 6.5 percent and Brazil by 3.8 percent. Private business owners have complained about the high taxes they must pay, the lack of raw materials and the fact they are suddenly surrounded by competitors. Because most entrepreneurs dont have the capital to start innovative businesses, many have opened cafeterias, nail parlors, small roadside kiosks and the like.Failed endeavorsAnisia Cardenas, a seamstress, is among more than 100,000 Cubans who have held private business licenses since the 1990s, the islands last experiment with the free market. In the latest reform, she decided to expand, paying $2 a day to rent the front porch space of a neighbors house to set up her sewing machine. But business was slow and competition from new license holders fierce. Within a few months she had to retreat to her tiny apartment. By the summer, she began to wonder if she might have to close down, unable to meet the $19 monthly tax payments. By December, she had gone to work as an employee for another seamstress. Things are hard, said Cardenas, who is trying to save money for her daughters 15th birthday party in January. Everything is very expensive.Restrictive rulesOthers complain of rules that are often illogical, and state employers who still view entrepreneurship with suspicion. Maria Regla Saldivar is a black belt in taekwondo who got a license to give private lessons to neighborhood kids in a scruffy park across the street from her job. She began the year with dreams of persuading the government to let her turn an abandoned drycleaning ware house into a private recreation center. But the government refused to grant her a lease. Then her bosses at Cubas National Sports Institute docked her pay because they said her outside work was affecting her performance. She quit. Finally, her former boss prohibited her from using the park for martial arts lessons, which are technically prohibited. The government considers it potentially deadly training, even though most of Saldivars students are not even teenagers yet. Its called envy, Saldivar said of her boss. She insists she is not teaching taekwondo, slyly calling the discipline Quimbumbia a word of her own invention. She has moved classes for her 14 students into the tiny covered patio in the back of the apartment she shares with her teenage daughter. But Saldivar says she has no regrets about how the year has unfolded. She says making business decisions for herself has increased her self-esteem, and she is thrilled shes managed to put away 2,000 pesos ($80), about four months salary at an average state job. You may laugh, but for me its a lot of money, she said, running her coarse fingers over the stripes on a pair of sky-blue track suit bottoms she bought. Ive wanted these for so long and now I have them. I look like a proper trainer now, not someone out picking mangoes from a tree.Small changesRafael Romeu, the head of the Washington, D.C.based Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, said Castro has changed the conversation since taking over from his ailing brother in 2006, pushing the leadership to get the islands economic house in order rather than blaming external factors like the 49year U.S. travel and trade embargo. But so far, the changes dont go far enough to revive Cubas moribund economy. These are positive steps but when you say them out loud, just think about it ... You are allowed to have a cell phone, you are allowed to buy a home, you are allowed to buy a car or have a microenterprise. This is not the fall of the Berlin Wall. These are not major changes, he said. Cuba has tremendous difficulties. This is a marathon, and they are taking baby steps. Romeu, who has worked around the world studying emerging economies, said Cuba is moving much more deliberately than the Chinese did when they began opening their economy in the late 1970s, or the Vietnamese a decade later. Ed Roman, 61GUITAR BUILDER LAS VEGAS As a guitar-maker for the stars, Ed Roman found a platform for fierce opinions about his commercially manufactured competition, exhorting musicians to drop what he called misdirected ignorant brand loyalty. His own guitars found their way into the hands of everyone from Ted Nugent to British rockers Eric Burdon of The Animals and John Entwistle of The Who. Roman, sometimes likened to a Viking for his red hair, was unafraid to unleash self-described politically incorrect opinions about foreign-made products, chain stores and corporate guitar manufacturers. Roman died Dec. 14 at his home following an illness, his daughter, Lindsey Star Roman, said. He was 61. Romans Las Vegas store remains open. In lieu of a funeral, a memorial concert is planned for Romans birthday, Feb. 24. Hes going to be remembered with a smile. He made everyone laugh, she told the Associated Press Thursday. And hes certainly going to be immortalized through his guitars. Johannes Heesters, 108ENTERTAINERBERLIN The agent for Dutch-born entertainer Johannes Heesters said the artist died Christmas Eve. He was 108. Heesters made his name performing in Adolf Hitlers Germany and was dogged later in his decades-long career by controversy over his Nazi-era past. Agent Juergen Ross said Heesters died at the hospital in the southern city of Starnberg early Saturday. Heesters career took off in Berlin, where starting in 1935, two years after the Nazis took power he became a crowd favorite at the Komische Oper and Admiralspalast. Larry Courtney, 66INVERNESSLarry Courtney, 66, of Inverness, died Saturday, December 24, 2011, at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born March 31, 1945, in Dade City, FL, and came here 41 years ago from there. He was a retired Lineman for Withlacoochee River Electric Co. with 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Mary Courtney, of Inverness; son, Larry Lamar Courtney (Dale) of Richmond Hill, GA; brothers, Gene of Alachua and Lamar of Gainesville; sister, Elouise Hobbs (Ray) of Dade City; niece, Sandy Ballard of Citrus Springs; granddaughter, Emma Courtney; and many other loving extended family. The Funeral Service will be conducted Friday, December 30th, at 3 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home chapel in Crystal River with Pastors Charlie Robertson and Bill Legg presiding. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2 p.m. until service time at the chapel. Memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of Citrus County or The Key Training Center. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Edith Newton, 89HOMOSASSAMrs. Edith L. Newton, age 89, of Homosassa, Florida, died Saturday, December 24, 2011, in Lecanto, FL. She was born January 9, 1922, in Sevierville, TN, daughter of the late John and Mossie (Rouse) Lynch. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was Baptist by faith. She will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Newton; son, Harry L. Slaght; and 12 brothers and sisters. Survivors include son, William Russell (Phyllis) Slaght of OH; daughter-in-law, Colleen Slaght; 5 grandchildren, Martin (Melissa) Slaght, Dena (Pat) Jenkins, and Paul (Andrea) Slaght, all of Homosassa, FL, Dan (Edith) Slaght of San Francisco, CA, and Hank (Jessica) Slaght of Inverness, FL; 14 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-greatgrandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome. com. Arrangements by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. Franziska Kreiztschitz, 89CRYSTAL RIVERFranziska Kreiztschitz, 89, of Crystal River, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Brentwood Assisted Living in Lecanto. A graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Crystal River Memorial Park Cemetery in Crystal River, under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River. Kenneth Marks, 90BEVERLY HILLSKenneth C. Marks, age 90, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL. He was born June 13, 1921, in Manchester, CT, to Robert and Nellie (Irons) Marks. He came here 9 years ago from Manchester. He retired in 1972 from Southern New England Telephone Co. after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He served as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and was a member of the American Legion. His hobbies included woodworking and stamp and coin collecting. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Marion, whom he married June 29, 1947; a son, Gary Marks (Bettina) of Pine Ridge, FL; a daughter, Sharon Cleary (Eugene) of Keene, NH; 2 grandchildren, Andrea Marks and Christopher Cleary; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River, FL, from 5-7 p.m. The family suggests that those who wish in lieu of flowers may make a memorial contribution to Hospice of Citrus County or the charity of your choice. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.A6TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769452 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County To Place Your In Memory ad, Call Mike Snyder at 563-3273 msnyder@chronicleonline.com or Annemarie Miller at 564-2917 amiller@chronicleonline.com Closing time for placing ad is 4 days prior to run date. 0009ZSK 0009ZHL BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 5430 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto, Florida 34451 ( 352 ) 795-0111 Richard T. 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At times, they cant afford to buy basic ingredients. Yet the 31-year-old says he is grateful to be in business at all he is his own boss, a taxpayer, employer and entrepreneur.

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Occupy conspiracyYou wont win. I was browsing the Occupy Wall Street Web page recently and noticed a few slogans Id like to share with you. One said The revolution continues worldwide. The other one said The only solution is world revolution. They claim that Occupy is a leaderless resistance movement, and compare it to the Arab spring. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Neither is leaderless. We have three socialist, ultraleft-wing, highly organized groups making an open assault on our way of life. They all share funding and control from George Soros and his one-world empire. The groups are the Occupy movement, MoveOn.org, and the American Dream Movement. They share leadership, tactics and financing. They have friends in high places, including the White House, but they dont have the numbers they need to spark a revolution. They have a plan to steal from those who are more successful than they are. They are living off the efforts of others now and they want more. Socialism has not had a single success story in 200 years, and it wont succeed now. It destroys the human spirit and creates a society of deadbeats who wont work, and expect to be taken care of by those who do work. The right of people peaceably to assemble in the First Amendment does not give you the right to trash public or private property. It does not give you the right to block or interfere in any way with my movements or passage. It does not give you the right to attack places of business with your presence and block access by customers. Look up the meaning of peaceably. You are a bunch of hooligans and thugs trying to steal by group intimidation. These people have no concept of the magnitude of the debt this country has run up since 2008. They cant grasp the concept that we cant tax our way out of the hole the Democrats have dug. We have to stop digging while we still have a chance of getting out. Write your legislators and tell them to stop their spending orgy.Harley Lawrence HomosassaBudgetballAfter weeks in my think tank and with enhanced lucidity, I am pleased to announce that I have the solution to the budget/deficit reduction impasse that resulted in the shocking (predictable?) failure of the congressional supercommittee. The answer, my fellow Americans, would be budgetball. Heres how budgetball works: You split the committee into two subcommittees (Congress likes those) with six members from each party the SupersubPubs and the SupersubCrats. Each subcommittee fills out 10 slips of paper, each containing one of its top 10 solutions to our budget woes (maybe Rich Nugent can get his balanced budget amendment thrown in). These 20 slips of paper are then put into a fishbowl. Here comes the best part. A random drawing is held, naturally somewhere on Fishbowl Drive in Homosassa. A blindfolded (I think this may be necessary to avoid cheating) Justin Bieber pulls from the fishbowl 10 of those slips of paper that, under the rules of budgetball, automatically become law. Viola impasse over and out. Yes, instead of a lottery run by the government, Im suggesting a government run by lottery. Do you really think that would be any worse than what we have now? Yall can thank me later.Elwood R. Jarding Jr. Beverly HillsThe jobs we wantWhy do we need to create more jobs when we can not fill the ones that are available? I know, many of you are saying But the jobs that are available are non-meaningful and pay starvation wages! And yes, this is true, but really, what is the purpose of a job? True, a job provides money to be used to buy things, but a job must also provide those with the money a product or service that they want. Folks no longer need nor want buggy whips, so why should we the taxpayers subsidize them or provide the buggy whip makers with unemployment? We want apples, lettuce, pork, beef, poultry, oranges, our dishes washed, construction work, fast food, doctors, nurses and our lawns cared for. We cannot have a decent standard of living if folks will not work at jobs that we are willing to pay for.Tom Morgan HomosassaThe Norquist threatThe interview of anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist on the Nov. 20 Minutes should give every American citizen reason for concern. This egotistic representative of big money interests and his tactics pose a serious threat to this country. He freely admits he threatens Republican representatives with well-healed opposition in future primary elections if they dare to take a nonpartisan position on taxes regardless of the negative effect it has on our economy and the welfare of the people. The recent failure of the supercommittee to reach an agreement is a direct result of this pressure. He obviously has significant backing to make his threats become reality and will not disclose the source of his funds. He and those he represents obviously care nothing about the poor, lower-income or middle-income people in this country. He represents the radical elite who feel they are entitled to run this country solely to their benefit and have no compassion for those suffering under the present economic conditions. To their credit, many millionaires are coming forward and volunteering to pay more taxes to help us get beyond the serious problems confronting the country at this time. The flippant response of the opposition is for them to donate whatever they want to the government. They know full well the number of those volunteering is not large enough to have an effect. The only way to stop Norquist and his backers from continuing to wreak havoc on our economy and extorting votes from elected representatives is to vote for those who care enough about the country to defy them and ignore the pledge not to raise revenue through needed taxes and vote against those who adhere to this pledge and put their political positions above the good of the country.Larry Sparks Homosassa InvestmentI see another Sound Off against the proposed Suncoast Parkway. People, that parkway will be there for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. The construction will not start until most of us are not even on this Earth anymore. Think of the future. Think of our kids. Think of our grandkids. Think of the people who will be coming here in the future. Its not just about a few people who live here now. It will take a long time for this parkway. If the government wants to put it in, theyre going to put it in, no matter how much you protest. Think of the future, not just your little half of one acre or third-acre property which is your own little world. Think of the future.Thanks, everyoneMy cat recently placed an ad asking if anyone had a cat condo that they no longer needed because he really wanted one for Christmas. All together we received four calls, including one from a carpenter offering to build one for us at no charge. Our sincere thanks to these generous people, especially Gail, the Hospice homecare nurse who brought him one on Saturday afternoon. After she left, I realized she was the nurse who provided such tender care to my mother in early 2000 when she lay dying from Parkinsons disease. God bless you all and Merry Christmas. Thank you.You pick it upOK, I give up, folks. Ive called in several times complaining about the litter problem here in Citrus County. My intent was to hopefully raise peoples awareness regarding the very embarrassing litter habit. Instead I have people calling in telling me that I must drive too slow and to get out of my car and pick things up. I dont think so. I didnt put it there; Im not picking it up. Im not picking up after slobs. Besides, there is much too much litter for one person to handle. Instead I have decided to sell my house to move to a part of Florida where litter is the exception, not the rule, as it is here in Citrus County. So go ahead, Citrus County, and litter away. See ya!Being poor no sinIt is not a sin to be poor. I lived through the socalled great depression. At times, my father worked in the WPA program. But with common sense, our basic needs have always been met. We dont really need a lot of modern conveniences and playthings.Too much smokeI have something here in Sound Off I want to get off my chest. Im sure I speak for more than a small group of people when I say please stop burning the forest every day. It makes us choke, our eyes burn. Maybe once a week or even at night, but, you know, Im amazed at this. You are choking all of us to death, especially people that are asthmatic. Please have a little dignity.How low is low?I would just like some information. Theyre talking about low income, low income. What exactly is the limit for the low income families? Im one of them, but I still dont know how much that involves. I get a pension every month from Social Security. I still have no idea. Can you please put this in the paper and let us all know?We-uns and you-unsFolks, its time to wise up about our U.S. Congress. Political party really doesnt matter, but money does. The political millionaires, known as the weuns, have the rest of us, known to them as the youuns who will never get a money break. Millionaire congressmen are backed by big money and there will not be any bill passed that would take money out of their pockets. Just remember, there are 261 millionaires in Congress and thanks to the tea party, they put 57 of these millionaires in the last election.Renewed faithIm calling in to Sound Off about my renewed faith in the human race. Today is Wednesday (Dec. 15), and its about 6:15 p.m., and I went to the Wendys drivethrough to order something for dinner. I pulled in and there was a car in front of me and as that car pulled away and I got to the window, the cashier proceeded to tell me that the person in the car had paid for my meal. It made my heart feel joy to know that there is still kind people out there in this world. And that is the true meaning of giving, when you give anonymously. And I just want to thank the person that was in the blue car at Wendys on Wednesday night, and that you just really renewed my faith in the human race.Are you buying local?You advocate supporting local businesses, but as I read your Editors Notebook, I wonder; as she makes her purchases online, is she purchasing from area businesses? Merry Christmas.OPINIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 A7 000A4C1 0009XPJ Find it in the Chronicle on January 28 th Ad deadline is January 10 th Our Home Citrus 2012 Dont Be Left Out. Reserve Your Ad Space. Back by popular demand our comprehensive directory that features those hard to find, important phone numbers in Citrus County; friendly guides and pertinent information on services, business, organizations, local government, recreation and more. A Must for the office and home. Call to reserve your space today! 352-563-5592 SOUND OFFCALL563-0579 Letters to THE EDITOR

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OPINION Page A8TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 Disreputable deputiesAs a person who grew up around Jack Russell terriers, my heart goes out to the Blackwell family. The senseless killing of Princess by Citrus County Deputy Nick Hesse is just sickening. Seriously, that 15-pound dog was threat to Mr. Hesses safety? If you really believe that, then shouldnt a non-lethal tap from a nightstick or boot be used first on a little ankle-biter before a bullet? I guess Mr. Hesse was daydreaming when his instructors were attempting to teach him how to improvise, adapt and overcome during his police training. What would he have done to a human? Would he have just shot them? We all weigh more than 15 pounds. Hesse, who has a history of disciplinary issues the most notable being documented as a drunken bar fight on Feb. 1, 2011, at a local Applebees should not be in possession of his law-enforcement badge, a badge he disgraced. His actions illustrate that he lacks the temperament and professionalism needed for that position. However, Hesse is just product of the sheriffs office under Sheriff Jeff Dawsys watch. The lack of professionalism and cronyism on this force amazes me. Even the abovementioned bar fight was between two of Dawsys own deputies, one of which branded a knife and held it in a threatening manner. While most of the deputies on the force are honest, intelligent and hard-working, there are also far too many others there who need to find another line of work. These few troubled deputies, who are approved by Dawsy, are nothing more than cowards and bullies, hiding behind their badges. I am calling upon all citizens, the tea party and liberal groups to find some common ground and end this culture of corruption inside our sheriffs department.Bill Ponko DunnellonMeyers moneyCost was not an option when Ohio State lured Urban Meyer away from the private sector. Being an avid sports fan all my life, I do watch my share of sports events. I even pay $300 a year to watch the Sunday Ticket so I may watch my favorite football team. However, I am opposed at what kind of money it takes to lure people. Having worked in the medical field as a technologist for 45 years, I will never make a quarter of the salary Meyer will make in one year. Meyer is definitely worth a lot of money because his record proves that, but it is totally out of line to other professional salaries. Lets look at the salaries of paramedics, nurses and doctors who save lives every day. Again, they do not earn even close to what elite coaches and some players make. Very few athletes who start in middle school ever make it to the professional ranks. Some say they are very much worth the money because the career of a professional athlete is a quarter or less that of normal working-class people, who often work 20 to 30 years. Four million for coaching vs. $60,000 annually for saving lives has to be questioned. As for high-priced CEOs, that is worth another letter.Charles Odle Hernando According to the Mayan long count calendar, the final day on Earth is less than a year away, on Dec. 21, 2012. While we wait to see if that apocalypse occurs, a more reliable prediction includes an end of a different sort. The economic stimulus pipeline from Washington to the states is about to run dry. This means many governors can be expected to ask their legislatures, or voters, to raise taxes for essential programs. To government, all programs are essential. According to the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), Washington state is planning to put a taxincrease proposal on its ballot in March, while California voters are likely to vote in November on raising taxes. California is a certifiably insolvent state. It is in deep debt because Democratic politicians wont stop spending, not because taxpayers arent paying their fair share. We are hearing or will soon hear that state governments have cut spending to the bone and disaster will occur if more is cut. Its never true, but fear has always worked to squeeze more money out of the people who earn it. True, Medicaid continues to be the main driver behind state spending, but thats a reason for fixing what ails Medicaid, not pouring more money into it. Consider construction projects, which are snarling traffic around the country. According to a study by 22 Gannett newspapers, published earlier this month in USA Today, The federal government spends $40 billion a year on highway construction but does not track how many projects are over budget, how much goes toward overruns or whether the record is getting better or worse. The result is a patchwork pattern of planning lapses and design errors that sends some states back for more money again and again ... In Connecticut, what critics call the busway boondoggle finds Gov. Dan Malloy, a Democrat, doubling down on a half-billion-dollar project to create bus service between Hartford and New Britain. Republican state Sen. Joe Markley notes buses between the suburbs and Hartford are a lonely ride and adds, I dont believe there is overwhelming need for more buses when the ones we have arent being used. What a novel thought. Its that way in many states as politicians spend federal money on wasteful and unnecessary projects and when the money runs out claim granny will be thrown off a cliff if state taxpayers dont pony up for essential programs. Heres one Ill bet you didnt know. Last week, the local news in Washington, D.C., showed pictures of a major water-main break in suburban Maryland. It seems to happen a lot, not only in the Washington area but, according to NTU, hundreds of times each year around the country. NTU estimates the breaks cost taxpayers $3 billion annually, not counting costs associated with traffic tie-ups, emergency equipment, lost time and depleted water supplies. What could be done to save money when it comes to broken water mains? Corrosion is the main cause of the breaks due to old metallic pipes. NTU estimates the broken pipes are a $50.7 billion drain on the economy, not including the cost from lost water due to leaking or broken pipes. Utilities have generally replaced old corroded pipes with new ones made of the same or similar materials, which also corrode. Other non-corrosive options are available, and NTU estimates they could save between 30 percent and 70 percent on capital improvement plans. Since localities spent $103 billion on water supply and sewerage programs in 2009, thats a lot of savings. Read all about it at ntu.org. All governments should be regularly audited by outside auditors. Their sole interest should be saving taxpayers money. Any program or agency that wastes money ought to be updated or eliminated. If taxpayers dont force big government at the state and federal levels to go on a diet, the bloating will only continue to the detriment of our economic health.Write to Cal Thomas at Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207, or email tmseditors@ tribune.com. The best way I know to win an argument is to start by being in the right.Quentin Hogg, 1907-2001 Certain prediction for 2012 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 MISGUIDED MANDATE Taking step backward for Florida Recognizing the paramount importance of protecting and preserving Floridas unique natural environment, the Florida Legislature began the first of a series of land acquisition programs for conservation and recreation purposes in 1963. Buoyed by strong support from the general public, the Florida Legislature and a succession of Democratic and Republican governors purchased more than 6 million acres of environmentally important lands the past half-century. Nevertheless, the directive to the states water management districts to identify nonessential lands for potential sale to ostensibly help fund their operations is a step backward for Floridas long and successful history of land acquisition. In implementing the fiat that is supported by Gov. Rick Scott but gained momentum prior to his election the Southwest Florida Water Management District recently conducted its first public meeting. While several local citizens in attendance acknowledged some small parcels with no conservation value could be sold with little impact or swapped for land with conservation value, the overriding concern of most was the sale of large tracts of public lands such as Potts Preserve, Flying Eagle Ranch Preserve and the Chassahowitzka River Swamp. The misguided mandate directing the water management districts to sell public lands is bad business and bad public policy for several reasons. With the vagueness surrounding the definition of non-essential, what is nonessential could potentially be in the eye of the beholder. This potential could elevate the possibility of large tracts of public land being sold to developers and speculators. A fundamental business principle is to never use non-recurring revenues to fund recurring costs. Selling irreplaceable conservation land to help fund the water districts recurring operating costs is a poor business practice. A basic investment principle is to never buy high and sell low. Taxpayer money was used to purchase lands with conservation value as an investment for Floridas future. Selling public lands bought in the name of all Floridians at a time when property values are at historic lows makes no fiscal sense whatsoever. Floridas natural environment is the foundation for its estimated $65 billion tourism industry that fuels the states economy and fills its revenue coffers. Any destruction of Floridas unique natural environment resulting from a reversal of its longstanding land acquisition program could harm our states economy. Given Gov. Scotts experience in the private sector, it is baffling that hes supporting the unsound business and investment practices at the expense of public lands to ostensibly fund water management districts starved by a state-imposed reduction in their taxing authority. For a state ranked fourth in population with the third highest population growth the past year, the selling of any public lands purchased for conservation and recreation, especially at the economic nadir, is both bad business and bad public policy. THE ISSUE:Selling of non-essential public lands.OUR OPINION:Bad business and bad public policy. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352-563-5660.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to letters@chronicleonline.com .LETTERSto the Editor 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. Cal ThomasOTHER VOICES Hot Corner: SCHOOL BOARD Volunteer boardI have a good idea on how to cut our budget. Why not just eliminate or cut the money that you give to the school board commissioners? They dont need it for one week a month that they go to a meeting, one day a month, whatever it is. I think that would be the best way. Maybe none of you bright people even thought about that who are running this country.Students firstThis is regarding school board saving money. The first thing they should do is make the school board volunteer and youd save quite a few thousand. Youd save $100,000 there. Also, theyre worried about the quality of education for the students. The students are first. If you start doing four blocks in a row, I assure you the quality of teaching will go down because youre talking about six hours in a row with students without a break except for lunch. Its really, you know, really hard. Plus, theres no way of planning anything. Youre assuming that were going to do stuff after school and I would not do a thing after 2:45. So I dont know where youre going to get all your grades in and so forth. So think hard.Work for freeI have a good suggestion for the people who run the school board: If they would give up their wages for the next year or two, I think they could be balancing their budget a lot better. Im sure in Citrus County we have enough of people who are qualified to run the school board without being paid. Other states do this. CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE SOUND OFFCALL563-0579

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Finger food Associated PressPresident Barack Obama gets a mouthful of fingers from Cooper Wall Wagner, 8 months, as he poses for a photo Sunday with Cooper and his parents, Capt. Greg and Meredith Wagner, as he visits members of the military during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Texas police: Man in Santa suit killed sixGRAPEVINE, Texas Police in a quiet Fort Worth suburb worked Monday to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit apparently shot six relatives and himself on Christmas. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said the shooter showed up in the Santa outfit shortly before gunfire erupted. Policeresponding to a 911 call foundfour women and three men dead, along with two handguns. Thomas Ehrlich, who lives near the home, told the AP he heard from neighbors police went to the house Sunday. He said it was his understanding the man and women who once lived there were estranged. Records show the couple had financial problems. The home, valued on the county tax rolls at $336,200, was sold in 2010 at a foreclosure auction. Christmas crash Associated PressA car rests on its front end Sunday after a high-speed collision with a tree in Gurgaon, India. The driver sustained minor injuries, according to a local newspaper report. Crime-ring members freed after surrenderBOGOTA, Colombia More than 200 members of a crime ring who turned themselves in to authorities have been freed because there were no charges pending against them, Colombian prosecutors said Monday. A total of 284 members of a group called the Popular Anticommunist Revolutionary Army turned themselves in last week. Among them was the groups reputed boss, Jose Lopez Montero. Officials said 19 members of the crime ring, including other leaders, were charged with aggravated criminal conspiracy and were in custody. Others were released. Explaining why most were released, prosecutor Nestor Armando Novoa said at a news conference that they had not been caught committing any crime. Maritza Gonzalez, who heads the prosecutors investigative unit, told reporters authorities now plan to seek the arrest of about 50 of those who were freed on new charges of aggravated criminal conspiracy. It wasnt clear why the authorities had freed the suspects if they planned to pursue additional charges against them. Prosecutors did not return calls seeking comment. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEFS Page A10TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa Republicans in search of their partys presidential nomination are returning to campaign mode after a brief Christmas respite, with Rick Santorum planning a hunting trip with conservatives in Iowa and Mitt Romney phoning supporters. With just a week until Iowa holds its leadoff caucuses and many still undecided, the final push ahead of the Jan. 3 contests was heading into a critical time. Campaigns planned new television ads and phone calls to persuade holdouts still weighing their options. Romney, who kept this state at arms length for most of the year, seemed to increase his efforts in Iowa as polls found him in a stronger position. He planned to talk with supporters in a series of telephone calls here and to New Hampshire and Floridaon Monday between working on a speech that aides described as his final pitch to Iowans. Romney planned to deliver that speech Tuesday evening and then set out on a bus tour of Iowa. However, he was to share the highways with Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. All scheduled bus tours to start then, too. Each is running out of time and looking to derail Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who seems to have the most sophisticated network of volunteers ready to organize ahead of the caucuses. Paul was to return to Iowa this week to meet with supporters he has kept in touch with since his unsuccessful run in 2008. Others, too, were ready to turn on their own political machines and had fresh ads ready to air. Gingrich, who last week criticized the negative tone of the campaign, was preparing to directly challenge Romney on the economy, an issue Romney has made central to his campaign. Gingrich was expected to use clips from Romneys previous campaigns distancing himself from President Ronald Reagan and pitch Gingrichs economic plan as Reaganomics 2.0. Gingrich also was expected to compare Romneys tax plan with his own. Romney released a new TV ad in Iowa on Monday that portrays him as a conservative businessman who will shrink the federal government, make it smarter and stop the U.S. from spending more money than it takes in. Bachmann, a congresswoman from Minnesota, last week darted through small towns, reminding voters that Santorum lost his 2006 re-election bid in a blowout and that Pauls foreign policy views were outside the partys orthodoxy. Perry, too, was looking to keep up his message: His rivals are insiders unable to change Washington. He planned to resume his tour bus on Tuesday. Meanwhile, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman kept his focus on New Hampshire. Early in the campaign, he said he would not compete in Iowa and instead make his start in New Hampshire, which comes second on the nominating calendar on Jan. 10. Back in campaign mode, GOP hopefuls focus Associated PressRepublican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has his photo taken with Alaine Olthafer-Lange and her 3-month-old daughter Heidi Lange on Dec. 22 during a campaign stop in Dubuque, Iowa. Associated PressTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. Twice in recent summers, visitors to parts of Michigans western coast were greeted by mounds of garbage strewn along miles of sandy beach: plastic bottles, eating utensils, food wrappers, even hypodermic syringes. At least some of the rubbish had drifted across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee, a vivid reminder that many cities still flush nasty stuff into streams and lakes during heavy storms, fouling the waters with bacteria and viruses that can make people seriously ill. Thousands of overflows from sewage systems that collect storm water and wastewater are believed to occur each year. Regulators and environmentalists want them stopped, and since the late 1990s the Environmental Protection Agency or state officials have reached legal agreements with more than 40 cities or counties Atlanta, Los Angeles, Baltimore, St. Louis and Indianapolis among them to improve wastewater systems that in some cases are a century old. Costs are reaching hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. But the price of progress is becoming too high for local governments, with the bad economy cutting into tax revenues and residents rebelling against higher water and sewer rates. Responding to pleas for leniency, the Obama administration is promising more flexibility as hardpressed cities look for less conventional and cheaper ways to reduce overflows. The current economic times make the need for sensible and effective approaches even more pressing, said an October memo to EPA regional offices from Nancy Stoner, who runs the agencys water policy office, and Cynthia Giles, chief of enforcement. They said EPA staffers would work out details of the new policy. It wont be easy, considering the costs and inflamed emotions involved. Carol Rodwell and neighbors carted away 18 bags of garbage from a 400-foot stretch of Lake Michigan frontage near Ludington after last years trash flotilla. She was shocked to learn federal law lets cities discharge untreated sewage when their plants and storage facilities are flooded. It was maddening that they had permission to do this and we had to live with the consequences, Rodwell said. Kevin Shafer, executive director of the Milwaukee sewage system, insisted it was only partly to blame, saying some of the rubbish probably came from trash cans or dumpsters swamped when the area got about 9 inches of rain in a single day. Milwaukee has spent $4 billion since the 1980s improving its sewer system, Shafer said. It now has 521 million gallons of storage capacity in underground tunnels. Since the mid-1990s, less than 2 percent of the water entering the system each year has been released without treatment. The ultimate goal is zero overflows, but officials dont expect to get there until about 2035 because it will require being able to handle the kind of flooding that previously happened rarely but is becoming more common. It gets a lot more expensive to get that last drop, Shafer said. The way the economy is today, you have to balance that cost with all the other needs we have. You dont want to bankrupt a community. JEFF KIESSEL /Ludington Daily NewsThe Lake Michigan shoreline is pictured littered with waste Aug. 10, 2010. The waste has been washing up onto the shoreline near the Buttersville Peninsula beach in Ludington, Mich., and contains a variety of items including medical waste, plastic and paper products. Cities across the nation struggling to control sewer overflows; economy not helping Associated PressPYONGYANG, North Korea North Koreas next leader burnished his diplomatic skills Monday, welcoming a private South Korean mourning delegation as state media revealed a new title that gives Kim Jong Un authority over political matters. Kim Jong Un has rapidly gained prominence since the death of his father Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, and his brief meeting with a group led by a former South Korean first lady and a prominent business leader shows Seoul that he is assured in his new role. State media have showered Kim with new titles. On Saturday, the North referred to him as supreme leader of the 1.2 millionstrong armed forces and said the militarys top leaders had pledged their loyalty to him. On Monday, theRodong Sinmun newspaper described him as head of the Central Committee of the Workers Party a post that appears to make him the top official in the ruling party. On Monday, a South Korean delegation stood in a line on a red carpet and bowed silently during their visit to the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where Kim Jong Ils body is lying in state in a bier surrounded by flowers and flanked by an honor guard. Kim Jong Un gave the South Koreans his thanks after they expressed condolences and sympathy, the Norths official Korean Central News Agency said. Seouls Unification Ministry confirmed the meeting in a statement but didnt elaborate. Kim Jong Un meets with South Korean delegation Associated PressAnti-North Korean supporters rally Monday to denounce North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in his death and his son and predecessor Kim Jong Un in front of the Government Complex in Seoul, South Korea.

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Missouri ends time in Big 12 with victorySPORTS Hedo Turkgolu leads Magic in double digits over Rockets./ B2 Section BTUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE NBA, NHL/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 NFL/B3 Entertainment/ B4 Associated PressSHREVEPORT, La. James Franklins hard running and timely passing led Missouri to an easy win in its final game as a member of the Big 12. It also gives the Tigers plenty of hope heading into their new home in the Southeastern Conference. Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the Tigers easily beat North Carolina 4124 in the Independence Bowl on Monday night. Missouri (8-5) ends the season on a four-game winning streak for the first time since 1965. The Tigers will join the SEC next fall and showed one reason they should be a factor immediately: The 6-foot-2, 225pound Franklin, a sophomore who generally did as he pleased in both the running and passing games. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Franklin has just started to realize his potential. After the game, I gave him a hug and said congratulations, Pinkel said. Then I went back and asked What happens when you get really good? ... He kind of gave me a look, but thats a huge compliment. Franklin, named the games offensive Most Valuable Player, rushed for 142 yards and threw for 132 despite less than ideal conditions in the cold and rain at Independence Stadium. He led the Tigers to 31 first-half points an Independence Bowl record. For North Carolina (7-6), a season that started with a promising 5-1 record ends with a lopsided loss. The Tar Heels lost five of their final seven under interim coach Everett Withers, who leaves to become defensive coordinator at Ohio State under Urban Meyer. North Carolina had the Atlantic Coast Conferences Tigers take down Tar Heels 41-24 before heading to SEC SPORTS BRIEFSSyracuse on top of AP hoops poll With Syracuse No. 1 for a third straight week, the top seven teams remain the same in The Associated Press Top 25. The Orange received 54 first-place votes from the 65member national media poll Monday. Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Baylor and Duke held their places from last week. Ohio State received five No. 1 votes, Kentucky had four and Louisville two. Missouri, Connecticut and Florida round out the top 10. Harvard moved into the rankings for the first time three weeks ago, then dropped out after one week. The Crimson are back at No. 24. San Diego State moved into the poll for the first time this season at No. 25. Xavier, which lost three straight games after several players were suspended for fighting, dropped out from No. 14.Baylor still No. 1 in womens pollBaylor is still the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll as the first five teams remained unchanged. The Lady Bears received all 40 first-place votes Monday for the fourth straight week after blowing out McNeese State in its only game. UConn remains second, with Notre Dame, Stanford and Maryland following. Kentucky, Tennessee, Duke, Ohio State and Texas A&M round out the Top 10. There was little movement in the poll as most teams had a light schedule for the holidays. Miami had the biggest fall, dropping five places to No. 12 after a 25-point loss at then-No. 17 Georgetown on Wednesday. The Hoyas moved up two spots to 15th. Vikings expect Peterson in 2012EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings expect star running back Adrian Peterson to be recovered from left knee surgery for two torn ligaments in time to start the 2012 season. Peterson tore his ACL and MCL when he was hit in the side of the knee by Washington Redskins safety DeJon Gomes in the third quarter of Saturdays 33-26 win at Washington. An MRI on Saturday evening revealed the ligament tears and meniscus damage. Peterson will undergo surgery within the next seven to 10 days, according to Minnesota head trainer Eric Sugarman. Sugarman outlined an eight-to-nine-month recovery for Peterson, who was signed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the first week of the season. From wire reports MICHAELMAKSYMICZ CorrespondentIn the past seven years, girls attending public schools in Citrus County have had the opportunity to participate in a program unique only to Florida. The intensity, interest and desire became more concentrated as years passed by. What many people living in the area do not realize unless they were part of the original program is Citrus, Crystal River and Lecanto high schools have been participating in girls weightlifting since 1997. However, prior to 1997, it was determined that as far as the subject of equity was concerned, our area was not in compliance enough for girls to compete, Lecanto Principal Kelly Tyler said. Back in 1995, Tyler served as county athletic director in the Citrus County School System District Office in Inverness. One duty back then was to bring Citrus County into compliance, Tyler said. A core group was formed to work with Tyler. The group included three high school athletic directors: Earl Bramlett from Crystal River High School, Vicky Overman from Citrus High School and Richard Slack from Lecanto High School. Although girls weightlifting was not a sanctioned sport at that time in early 1995 Citrus County schools competed with Marion County schools. One of the initial goals was to attract potential high school female athletes who did not participate in other sports. But it started out as a method to get girls bodies in shape, gain strength and thereby give girls an outlet to stay physically fit. Soon core groups wanted to compete with other schools. As girls sports started to gain momentum, all three public schools in Citrus County began to compete in weightlifting. Although the sport was not sanctioned by the FHSAA, coaches pushed forward. In 1997, the Citrus Lady Hurricanes were crowned Gulf Coast Conference Champions. They then went on to state competition and placed third. The following year, they were again Conference Champs and placed second in state. In 2004, the FHSAA deemed girls weightlifting a legitimate sport. In the beginning bench and clean were the only competitive areas. Later, the clean and jerk was added to complete the competitive package. Still not all schools in Florida are in compliance, and Florida is the only recognized state with sanctioned girls weightlifting. When this sport was sanctioned, teams could then compete for championships where trophies were awarded and individuals could compete one-onone for medals and awards recognizing achievement in various weight classes, said Bramlett, who was Crystal Rivers athletic director from 1985 until he retired in 2006. Before that time, girls just competed against each other, school against school. Only satisfaction was exercise and a fun event. Momentum in girls weightlifting is at an all-time high. Once the initial pain endured when beginning to work in this sport is overcome, which is relatively a short period of time, excitement and the driving force to compete with area schools takes over. Bearing heavy burden From its beginning in 1995 to now, girls weightlifting has come a long way Sport spotlight:GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING For almost 10 years, Citrus County teams competed as a unrecognized sport Special to the ChronicleThe 1997-98 Citrus High School girls weightlifting team was crowned the Gulf Coast Conference Champions despite not being recognized as a sport. The Florida High School Athletic Association deemed girls weightlifting as an official sport in 2004, and Florida is the only state to do so. Before that time, girls just competed against eath other, school against school. Only satisfaction was exercise and a fun event.Earl BramlettCrystal River athletic director from 1985 to 2006. Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. Hes revived a foundering franchise with last-minute magic and put the buzz back in the Broncos. Tim Tebows next challenge is rebounding from the worst game of his career. Tebow threw four interceptions in a 4014 loss at Buffalo on Christmas Eve, two of which were returned for touchdowns in a 19-second span. If Tebow was shaken by the first fourinterception game of his life, he isnt showing it, insisting my confidence is just fine. That faith will come in handy Sunday when Tebow tries to beat the guy he couldnt beat out in training camp Kyle Orton, who brings the Kansas City Chiefs (6-9) to Denver with a shot at spoiling the playoff hopes of a team that shunted him aside. The Broncos (8-7) can clinch the AFC West and their first playoff berth since 2005 with a win. Asked if hes confident he has the better quarterback for this matchup, Broncos coach John Fox replied: Well, we made that decision, you know. As I always say about anything, looking forward, time will tell. Tebow to face old teammate Orton Associated PressDenver Broncos Tim Tebow throws against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter of Saturdays game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 40-14. See TEBOW/ Page B3 Associated PressMissouri quarterback James Franklin carries the ball as North Carolinas Tim Scott defends in the second quarter of their Independence Bowl game Monday in Shreveport, La. See TIGERS/ Page B3

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B2TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLENBA/NHL Associated PressORLANDO Hedo Turkoglu scored 23 points to lead five Magic players in double figures as Orlando earned its first victory of the season with a 104-95 win over Houston on Monday night. Orlando got 13 points from Turkoglu and eight points from J.J. Redick in the fourth quarter to help the Magic stave off a handful of second-half charges by the Rockets. Dwight Howard finished with 21 points and Redick 20. Kyle Lowry led Houston with 20 points and 12 assists, Luis Scola added 19 and Courtney Lee 15 off the bench. The Rockets trailed by as many as 12 points and got within four in the fourth quarter, but the Magic were able to hit some timely 3-pointers late to help secure the victory. Center Samuel Dalembert, whos signing with Houston became official on Monday, had 10 points. Houston hung tough early, but were done in shooting 43 percent (36 for 82) from the field for the game and 22 percent (6 for 27) from beyond the arc. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy derided his teams offensive energy in its Christmas night loss at Oklahoma City.Nets 90, Wizards 84WASHINGTON Kris Humphries shrugged off loud booing to finish with 21 points and 16 rebounds, and Deron Williams had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, helping the New Jersey Nets beat the Washington Wizards 90-84 Monday night in the season opener for both teams. The Nets trailed by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, but began to turn things around with a 16-2 run. John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but he only shot 3 for 13. Backup shooting guard Nick Young led Washington with 16 points in just 18 minutes. He missed a large part of the second half after jamming his left foot, but returned. Bobcats 96, Bucks 95CHARLOTTE, N.C. D.J. Augustin scored 19 points, rookie Kemba Walker added 13, including two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining, and the Charlotte Bobcats erased a 14-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 on Monday night in their season opener. Gerald Henderson added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats. Brandon Jennings had 22 points for the Bucks, while Andrew Bogut had 17 points and nine rebounds. The Bobcats got a huge lift off the bench from Walker and center Byron Mullens, who was acquired in a trade last week with the Thunder. Walker scored nine points in the second half creating shots off the dribble and chipped in with seven rebounds, while Mullens was 5 of 7 from the field for 10 points.Pacers 91, Pistons 79INDIANAPOLIS Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Detroit Pistons 91-79 on Monday night in the season opener for both teams at the renamed Bankers Life Fieldhouse. David West, Indianas big free agent addition, had 11 points and 12 rebounds, even though he made just 3 of 12 field goals. Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Paul George added 12 points. Danny Granger, Indianas leading scorer last season, finished with 16 points on 6-for-18 shooting. The Pacers shot just 37 percent from the field, but got away with it because they outrebounded the Pistons 53-40. Indiana had 18 offensive rebounds and 14 secondchance points. Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Stuckey each scored 17 points for the Pistons, who never led. Nuggets 115, Mavericks 93DALLAS Ty Lawson scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets faced little resistance on their way to a 115-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. The reigning champions were drubbed for a second straight game, routinely giving up easy baskets in both. They allowed Denver to score 20 unanswered points in the second quarter and were down by 33 late in the third. Denver, playing its opener, scored on 19 of 25 second-quarter possessions. The Nuggets made only 12 baskets in the second half, yet still cruised to victory. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 20 points, and didnt play in the fourth quarter for the second straight game, yet another indication of how badly things are going for the Mavs. Raptors 104, Cavaliers 96CLEVELAND Rookie Kyrie Irving scored six points and hardly played like the No. 1 overall pick as the Toronto Raptors spoiled the Cleveland guards NBA debut with a 104-96 season-opening win over the Cavaliers on Monday night. Irving, who played just 11 games at Duke before turning pro, finished just 2 of 12 from the field he made a meaningless 3-pointer in the final minutes with seven assists and one turnover in 26 minutes. The Cavs are counting on the 19-year-old to turn around a team that won just 19 games last season. Toronto, which went only 22-60 last season, won its first game under coach Dwane Casey, who was an assistant last season for the champion Dallas Mavericks. Thunder 104, T-wolves 100MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Durant scored 33 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell Westbrook added 28 points, six assists and six rebounds, and James Harden scored 16 points for the Thunder, who have started off a season loaded with expectations at 2-0. Kevin Love had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and Ricky Rubio had an impressive debut with six assists, six points and five rebounds in 26 minutes for the Timberwolves, who hung with the Western Conference favorites all game long. Double digits the Magic number 5 Orlando players score double figures NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York101.000 New Jersey101.000 Toronto101.000 Philadelphia00.000 Boston01.0001 Southeast Division WLPctGB Charlotte101.000 Miami101.000 Orlando11.500 Atlanta00.000 Washington01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana101.000 Chicago101.000 Cleveland01.0001 Milwaukee01.0001 Detroit01.0001 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB Memphis00.000 New Orleans00.000 San Antonio00.000 Houston01.000 Dallas02.0001 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City201.000 Denver101.000 Portland00.0001 Utah00.0001 Minnesota01.0001 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers101.000 Phoenix00.000 Sacramento00.000 L.A. Lakers01.0001 Golden State01.0001 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 105, Golden State 86 Mondays Games Toronto 104, Cleveland 96 Charlotte 96, Milwaukee 95 Indiana 91, Detroit 79 Orlando 104, Houston 95 New Jersey 90, Washington 84 Oklahoma City 104, Minnesota 100 Denver 115, Dallas 93 Memphis at San Antonio, late New Orleans at Phoenix, late L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, late Philadelphia at Portland, late Chicago at Golden State, late Tuesdays Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Indiana at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New York at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. Cam Ward made 23 saves and was credited with a bizarre empty-net goal, leading the Carolina Hurricanes past the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Monday night. Brandon Sutter had a short-handed goal, Tuomo Ruutu and Anthony Stewart scored in the second period, and Tim Gleason and Tim Brent each had two assists for the Hurricanes. Wards first career goal came at the end of a strange sequence. Ilya Kovalchuks errant pass for Adam Henrique from the end line wound up going the length of the ice and into an empty net with 29.4 seconds left. Officials initially awarded the goal to Sutter before a postgame review determined he never touched the puck. David Clarkson had a goal and an assist for New Jersey. He and Henrique scored in the third period and Johan Hedberg made 30 saves for the Devils, who had won seven of nine. Clarkson broke up the shutout when he scored with 7:22 left. Henrique then pulled the Devils to 3-2 when he scored with 2:20 remaining before the odd sequence in the final minute. Anton Volchenkov finished with two assists for New Jersey, which lost Ryan Carter to a game misconduct late in the first period for drilling Jaroslav Spacek hard into the end boards. Carolina, in last place in the Southeast Division, has earned points in six of eight games. Two of the best players in Devils history were behind Carolinas bench. New coach Kirk Muller and assistant John MacLean combined for 532 goals during their time on the ice in New Jersey. The Devils sure could have used their offensive punch early in this one. Instead, for most of the way, it was the Hurricanes who showed off their firepower. Ruutu pushed Carolinas lead to 2-0 by scoring his team-leading 13th goal just over 7 minutes into the second. He chipped in a rebound past a sprawled-out Hedberg and into an open net. Stewart then made it a three-goal game 10 minutes later when his wrist shot from the circle got past Hedbergs stick. That came after Sutter scored the Hurricanes first goal midway through the first and 23 seconds into a tripping penalty on Ruutu.Blues 5, Stars 3ST. LOUIS Adam Cracknell scored the tiebreaking goal after being recalled from the minors earlier Monday and the Blues slumping power play carried St. Louis to a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. St. Louis, which won its sixth successive home game, improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine. The Blues are 15-3-4 under coach Ken Hitchcock, who took over for the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6. Dallas lost for the third time in eight games. The Stars had won the previous five games against St. Louis. Chris Stewart scored twice for St. Louis including an emptynet goal with 50 seconds left. Evgeny Grachev, Chris Stewart and Jason Arnott also tallied for the Blues, who improved to 14-3-1 at home.Rangers 3, Isles 0NEW YORK Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multi-goal game in the NHL, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 28 shots he faced as the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 3-0 for their fifth straight victory. Hagelin, in just his 16th NHL game, scored in the second and third periods for the surging Rangers (22-8-4) the Atlantic Division leaders, who leapfrogged defending Stanley Cup champion Boston into first place in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers finished a 3-0 homestand that included a pair of victories over the Islanders in a five-day span. New Yorks past four victories have been against division rivals. The Rangers begin a three-game trip at Washington on Wednesday that will conclude with the outdoor Winter Classic in Philadelphia next Monday. Avalanche 4, Wild 2ST. PAUL, Minn. Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2. Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesotas winless streak to seven games. Ryan OReilly, Gabriel Landeskog and TJ Galiardi also scored for Colorado (19-17-1). Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Wild (20-12-5). Team captain and leading scorer Mikko Koivu returned after missing the last four games with a leg injury and had an assist.Red Wings 4, Predators 1NASHVILLE, Tenn. Valtteri Filppula scored a pair of goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Pavel Datsyuk and Danny Cleary also scored for Detroit, which stopped a two-game skid. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves. Jonathon Blum scored for the Predators, who have lost three of four. The Predators held an 8-7 advantage in shots during the first period, but the Red Wings scored the only goal. Filppula fired a shot from high in the slot that beat goalie Pekka Rinne low to his right side at 10:57. In the second period, the Red Wings scored two goals in 13 seconds. Datsyuk scored on a wraparound as he squeezed the puck between the left post and Rinne at 12:52. The play was reviewed and the goal counted. Sabres 4, Capitals 2BUFFALO, N.Y. Brayden McNabb capped Buffalos fourgoal first period with his first NHL goal and the Sabres cruised to a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Jason Pominville, Matt Ellis and Christian Ehrhoff also scored in the first period for the Sabres, who snapped a threegame skid to improve to 4-6-2 in their last 12 games. Ryan Miller, making his sixth straight start, finished with 20 saves. Matt Hendricks and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which fell to 1-2-1 in its last four. Michal Neuvirth started for the fifth straight time, but was pulled midway through the first period after allowing three goals on six shots. He was replaced by Tomas Vokoun, who allowed one goal on 17 shots. Hurricanes goalie scores empty-netter Carolina beats N.J. Devils 4-2 NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3422844810272 Philadelphia3421944611899 Pittsburgh35201144411491 New Jersey35191513997103 N.Y. Islanders34111762877111 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston3323914711963 Toronto351813440110113 Ottawa 361714539111122 Buffalo 35171533796103 Montreal36131673388101 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida 3618117439498 Winnipeg35161453796104 Washington341715236100105 Tampa Bay34141733190116 Carolina37121963095123 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago36239450122103 St. Louis3521104469277 Detroit 35221214511579 Nashville36181444096103 Columbus3592242286121 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota3720125458886 Vancouver35211224411585 Colorado371917139100107 Calgary 3617154389098 Edmonton3415163339391 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3219103419577 Dallas 35201414195101 Phoenix3518143399292 Los Angeles3516145377685 Anaheim3491962480113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Buffalo 4, Washington 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, N.Y. Islanders 0 Carolina 4, New Jersey 2 St. Louis 5, Dallas 3 Detroit 4, Nashville 1 Chicago 4, Columbus 1 Edmonton at Vancouver, late Phoenix at Los Angeles, late Anaheim at San Jose, late 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. Wednesdays Games Buffalo at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Associated PressOrlando Magic center Dwight Howard, center, gets off a shot between Houston Rockets Luis Scola, left, and Houston Rockets Samuel Dalembert in the first half of Mondays game in Orlando. Associated PressCarolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward reacts to teammate Bryan Allen telling him that he had scored an empty net goal in the third period of Mondays game against the New Jersey Devils in Raleigh, N.C. Ward had 23 saves and an empty net goal in the Hurricanes 4-2 win.

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Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. Now that the Green Bay Packers have wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, Mike McCarthy is free to rest some of his starters in the regular-season finale. And while McCarthys natural inclination might be playing to win especially with the NFC North rival Detroit Lions coming to Lambeau Field on New Years Day the coach acknowledged after the Packers 35-21 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night that his teams injury situation might dictate his strategy. Well look at all of our options, McCarthy said. But Im not going to stand here and tell you we want to give away opportunities to win the game. Were going to play to win the game next week. Im not real excited about a division opponent coming in here and think were not going to do everything we can to get to 15-1. But health is an issue for us. I think thats stating the obvious. Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes in a game for the first time in his NFL career, breaking a close game wide open by leading three quick scoring drives in the second half. The Packers (14-1) nailed down the No. 1 seed in the NFC and claimed another round of bragging rights in the storied rivalry by eliminating the Bears (7-8) from the playoff chase. Chicagos loss also put the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs. Rodgers threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson, another two to James Jones, and found tight end Jermichael Finley for a score. Rodgers was 21 of 29 for 283 yards and no interceptions when backup Matt Flynn took over with 7:54 left in the game. Rodgers has 45 touchdown passes this season just shy of Tom Bradys single-season record set in 2007. But when asked about the possibility of breaking Bradys record, Rodgers made it sound as if he didnt expect to see much of the field next Sunday. I think thats probably safe, Rodgers said. Rodgers said he expected McCarthy to weigh the pros and cons of playing to win. Theres something to be said about finishing the season well, Rodgers said. The Bears tried to keep us out of the playoffs last year in the last game of the year and it would be nice to finish out the season the way we started it, with a strong showing in a home game. That being said, I think you have to take into account the health of your football team. We have some guys banged up. Well see what Mike says this week. But until we hear differently, well prepare as if were going to play. Rodgers might not get a shot at Bradys touchdown record, but he did break a franchise record Sunday. With 4,643 yards passing, he surpassed Lynn Dickeys single-season total of 4,458 set in 1983. Its obviously an award thats bigger than an individual award, Rodgers said. It takes obviously the offensive line pass-blocking for you and your guys getting open and delivering a catchable ball and then making plays. Weve got a great group of guys to work with. This is a record we all share. Rodgers offensive feats came behind a patchwork offensive line, as the Packers were without three of their top four tackles. Chad Clifton returned to practice this week after sitting out since October because of hamstring and back injuries, but isnt ready to play. Bryan Bulaga was inactive Sunday because of a left knee sprain, and backup Derek Sherrod is out for the season with a broken right leg. But the line played well, and Rodgers wasnt sacked. We felt that was going to be a huge challenge for us up front, dealing with their defensive line, McCarthy said. I cant say enough about our offensive line. Green Bay also was missing wide receiver Greg Jennings, because of a sprained left knee, and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett because of a concussion. With so many players banged up, will the Packers be cautious with starters in the finale? I enjoy playing this game, but at the same time, we have to be smart, Clay Matthews said. We like winning around here. Itll be interesting to see where we go. Like I said, we have to be smart. Associated PressThe Green Bay Packers Sam Shields breaks up a pass intended for Chicago Bears Dane Sanzenbacher in the second half of Sundays game in Green Bay, Wis. Packers pull plug on Bears playoff hopes Green Bay wraps up No. 1 seed in NFC Packers 35, Bears 21Chicago0371121 Green Bay7714735 First quarter GBFinley 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:26. Second quarter ChiFG Gould 35, 1:56. GBJ.Jones 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), :16. Third quarter ChiE.Williams fumble recovery in end zone (Gould kick), 11:35. GBNelson 55 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:02. GBJ.Jones 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 1:54. Fourth quarter GBNelson 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 14:53. ChiK.Davis 1 pass from McCown (McCown run), 7:54. ChiFG Gould 30, 1:11. A,574. ChiGB First downs2419 Total Net Yards441363 Rushes-yards42-19921-81 Passing242282 Punt Returns2-71-8 Kickoff Returns5-1171-34 Interceptions Ret.0-02-23 Comp-Att-Int19-28-221-29-0 Sacked-Yards Lost0-01-1 Punts2-49.04-44.0 Fumbles-Lost2-00-0 Penalties-Yards6-280-0 Time of Possession35:4824:12 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGChicago, Bell 23-121, Allen 1140, McCown 8-38. Green Bay, Grant 8-44, Rodgers 4-18, Starks 6-13, Saine 1-8, Flynn 2-(minus 2). PASSINGChicago, McCown 19-28-2242. Green Bay, Rodgers 21-29-0-283. RECEIVINGChicago, R.Williams 6-81, Sanzenbacher 4-51, Bell 4-38, K.Davis 321, Bennett 1-49, Clutts 1-2. Green Bay, Nelson 6-115, J.Jones 4-50, Finley 3-20, Grant 2-34, Driver 2-29, Cobb 2-22, Crabtree 1-7, Starks 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSChicago, Gould 49 (WR).SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 B3 second-best rushing defense, giving up just 106.2 yards per game. But the Tigers found plenty of running room with Franklin and Kendial Lawrence, repeatedly gashing the Tar Heels for big gains. (Frankin) is just such a dynamic guy running and throwing that you have to respect both, Withers said. I always count the quarterback as an extra running back in the spread and thats exactly what he was. Lawrence rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers racked up 337 yards on the ground. North Carolinas poor defense wasted a productive game by quarterback Bryn Renner, who threw for 317 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. But Renner couldnt offset the Tar Heels anemic running game, which produced just 36 yards. Freshman running back Giovani Bernard rushed for 31 yards more than 70 yards less than his season average. Withers said he didnt think the programs upcoming coaching change had any bearing on the outcome. The Tar Heels hired Southern Mississippis Larry Fedora last week. Weve had issues for two years so I dont know why tonight would be any distraction, Withers said. Missouris mascot Truman the Tiger shattered most of the original Independence Bowl trophy before the game started in a pre-game accident. The Tigers were more than happy to claim the replacement. Pinkel didnt shy away from the importance of the game, saying the result would be a trivia question after Im long gone. North Carolina scored first, with Renner hitting Dwight Jones for a 22-yard touchdown pass with 12:12 left in the first quarter. That would be the high point for the Tar Heels. Missouri responded with a 40-yard touchdown pass from receiver T.J. Moe to Wes Kemp after a lateral from Franklin. Moe hadnt thrown a touchdown pass since his days as a high school quarterback in suburban St. Louis, and it was just his second complete pass of the season. I saw the corner bite and I just let her go, Moe said. The Tigers scored again on Franklins 2-yard run to take a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter. The touchdown was set up by Franklins 16yard pass to LDamian Washington that put the Tigers at the 2-yard line. Washington grew up in Shreveport, just a few miles from Independence Stadium. And Missouri just kept piling on. The Tigers scored two touchdowns and a field goal during the second quarter to take a 31-10 halftime lead. North Carolina had a glimmer of hope late in the third when Jheranie Boyd caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Renner to pull the Tar Heels to 34-17, but Missouri responded minutes later with Franklins second touchdown run and the rout continued. While Tebow was in the midst of taking the NFL by storm with a six-game winning streak that included four straight fourth-quarter comebacks, the Broncos granted Orton his request for his release. Orton was hoping to go back to Chicago, where Jay Cutler had broken his right thumb. But the Chiefs, who had lost quarterback Matt Cassel to a hand injury, had a higher waiver claim and so Orton ended up in Kansas City. Orton dislocated a finger on his first pass attempt but rebounded to hand the Green Bay Packers their only loss with a stellar performance two weeks ago that could pay off handsomely this offseason when he becomes an unrestricted free agent for the first time. First, hell get the chance to exact some revenge on the team that gave up on him. We knew we may have to face him down the line and we kind of took that risk, Broncos boss John Elway said of releasing Orton on Nov. 22. Elway said it was best for Orton to get a fresh start somewhere else after being supplanted by Tebow. Plus, it saved the Broncos $2.5 million in salary, so everybody won. One of them wont be a winner on Sunday afternoon. Three weeks after the much-hyped Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady showdown ended badly for Denver with a 41-23 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots, the Broncos are downplaying Ortons return to Mile High. I think my interpretation this week is the Denver Broncos vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, Fox said, and Im sure that will be their approach as well. Tebow said almost exactly the same thing after his poor performance against the Bills. I think its the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs, he said. Thats a great rivalry and itll be a great game. (Im) excited we get to play at home in front of our fans. I think that as a player, as a quarterback, as someone who has dreamed of that his whole life, itll be exciting to have one game, one last game, one last opportunity to make the playoffs. The Broncos could lose Sunday and still make the postseason if San Diego beats Oakland. But the Broncos arent counting on anybody but themselves. In my mind, its much like a playoff game already, Fox said. For most intents and purposes, we need to win this game. And that will determine our fate. The Broncos are coming off their worst performance of the season, one in which they surrendered touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams, a terrible trifecta that was especially troubling coming against a team that hadnt won since October and was long ago eliminated from the playoff picture. They made the Bills look like the Patriots. Cornerback Champ Bailey said hes stumped as to why the Broncos keep finding themselves in a fourthquarter fix: I just know at some point throughout the second and third quarter we find a way to make it hard for ourselves. After overcoming deficits all year, the Broncos havent been able to do it the last two weeks. TEBOWContinued from Page B1 TIGERSContinued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Pittsburgh at Notre Dame 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Wisconsin at Nebraska COLLEGE FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Purdue at Detroit 8 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl: Louisville vs. NC State, at Charlotte, N.C. NBA 8 p.m. (TNT) Boston at Miami 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Utah at L.A. Lakers NHL 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS) St. Louis at Detroit Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS BASKETBALL Lecanto Holiday Tournament: 6 p.m. Citrus vs. Fivay 7:30 p.m. Seven Rivers vs. Lecanto Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 9 6 3 CASH 3 (late) 8 0 8 PLAY 4 (early) 7 4 9 2 PLAY 4 (late) 4 3 2 5 FANTASY 5 24 25 27 29 36 NCAA Football Tonight Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue22(60)W. Michigan Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. NC State11(45)Louisville Wednesday Military Bowl At Washington Toledo33(70)Air Force Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas33(47)California Thursday Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida St.33(46)Notre Dame Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor89(79)Washington Friday Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU Pk1(55)Tulsa Pinstripe Bowl At New York Rutgers22(44)Iowa St. Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi St.66(47)Wake Forest Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma1514(58)Iowa Saturday Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M1010(66)Northwestern Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech33(50)Utah Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Illinois32(47)UCLA Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt11(48)Cincinnati Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Auburn13(48)Virginia Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Houston76(57)Penn St. Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia33(50)Michigan St. Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla South Carolina12(46)Nebraska Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. 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)LSUREGULAR SEASON STANDINGSAMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA y-New England1230.800464321 N.Y. Jets870.533360344 Buffalo690.400351385 Miami5100.333310296 SouthWLTPctPFPA y-Houston1050.667359255 Tennessee870.533302295 Jacksonville4110.267224316 Indianapolis2130.133230411 NorthWLTPctPFPA x-Baltimore1140.733354250 x-Pittsburgh1140.733312218 Cincinnati960.600328299 Cleveland4110.267209294 WestWLTPctPFPA Denver870.533306383 Oakland870.533333395 San Diego780.467368351 Kansas City690.400205335 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants870.533363386 Dallas870.533355316 Philadelphia780.467362318 Washington5100.333278333 SouthWLTPctPFPA x-New Orleans1130.786457306 Atlanta950.643341281 Carolina690.400389384 Tampa Bay4110.267263449 NorthWLTPctPFPA y-Green Bay1410.933515318 x-Detroit1050.667433342 Chicago780.467336328 Minnesota3120.200327432 WestWLTPctPFPA y-San Francisco1230.800346202 Seattle780.467301292 Arizona780.467289328 St. Louis2130.133166373 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursdays Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16 Saturdays Games Oakland 16, Kansas City 13, OT Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 17 Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 40, Denver 14 Carolina 48, Tampa Bay 16 Minnesota 33, Washington 26 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14 New England 27, Miami 24 N.Y. 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 Green Bay 35, Chicago 21 Mondays Game Atlanta at New Orleans, late Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m. Brees scores new record Associated PressNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates a touchdown by running back Pierre Thomas in the first quarter of Mondays game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. At press time, the Saints were winning 45-16 with two minutes left to play. Brees broke the NFL singleseason yards passing mark, surpassing Dan Marinos record.

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Grandkids 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 it does not know yet when Philip will be released. The Duke is in good spirits and will remain in hospital under observation for a short period, the palace said. 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 45-minute 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. Wearing a festive red dress, the Queen said the importance of family was driven home by the marriages of two of her grandchildren this year William and Zara. Williams royal wedding at Westminster Abbey captivated the world in April, and Zara had a quiet but elegant celebration in July. The 85-year-old queen has made a prerecorded Christmas broadcast on radio since 1952 and on television since 1957. She writes the speeches herself, and the broadcasts mark the rare occasion on which the queen voices her own opinion without government consultation. Elizabeth spoke of the strength family can provide during times of hardship and how friendships are often formed in difficult times. She pointed to the Commonwealth nations as an example that family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community. CHRISTYLEMIRE AP Movie CriticSometimes, reacting to a movie is all about the expectations you bring with you walking into it. We Bought a Zoo is about a family who buys a zoo. Its as high-concept as you can get, outside of maybe Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and its equally straightforward in wearing its heart on its sleeve. We know to expect this ahead of time because We Bought a Zoo comes from Cameron Crowe, the writer-director of Say Anything ..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous and, more recently, the 2005 flop Elizabethtown. We know there will be some poignantly phrased life lessons in store for this family as they struggle to reconnect after the mothers death. The whole exercise could have been agonizingly mawkish, and/or filled with cheap, lazy animal-poop jokes. And yet, its not. Its actually surprisingly charming and more emotionally understated than the material would suggest, and a lot of that has to do with Matt Damons performance. He is an actor incapable of faking it, one who cannot mail it in, and so he brings great authenticity and gravitas to the role of Benjamin Mee, a widower and father of two. (We Bought a Zoo, which Crowe co-wrote with Aline Brosh McKenna, is based on a true story with some tweaks.) Six months after his wife died of cancer, Benjamin is struggling to move on. Hes having trouble dedicating himself to his career as a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and finds himself squabbling with his troublemaking teenage son, Dylan (Colin Ford); meanwhile, his younger daughter, Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), is an impossibly adorable angel. Benjamin thinks a change of scenery might help, so he quits his job and moves the family to a rustic, rambling house on 18 acres outside the city. Seems perfect except for the fact that the land includes an animal park that has fallen into disrepair. Since Benjamin is a writer and not a zoologist, he has no idea what hes doing. He gets some help from the parks ragtag, hippie crew, led by Scarlett Johansson as the hottest zookeeper on the planet. Moving to a zoo spoiler alert! eventually helps everyone reconcile. No big shocker there. And no, this does not occur through the mystical power of the animals radiating positive vibes to the universe. The lions and tigers and bears are mercifully free of cloying anthropomorphism. Basically, father and son are just stuck in the middle of nowhere and the necessity for teamwork thrusts them back together. Dylan also makes friends with the only other kid his age on the grounds, the ebullient Lily, played by Elle Fanning. Yes, We Bought a Zoo is sentimental and overlong, and full of obligatory fish-out-of-water physical humor. But everyone is so good in it especially Damon, who brings real emotional truth to his characters grieving process that its hard not to be won over. Johansson has a no-nonsense likability about her performance, and the suggested romance between her character and Damons, while easy to predict, isnt milked for easy heart-tugging. Its a beautiful film, too: Everything is bathed in this sort of magical sunlight, the work of cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution), which enhances the sensation that anything is possible. This is the first feature from Crowe since the heavy-handed, overly quirky Elizabethtown, and while its not a complete return to form, its close enough. Associated PressMatt Damon, right, portrays a man who recently lost his wife to cancer. He find himself squabbling with his troublemaking teenage son, Dylan, played by Colin Ford. REVIEWZoo charmer Birthday: Notable improvements in your material affairs are likely in the year ahead if you put your mind to it. Although some might not consider your acquisitions gigantic, they will be significant and meaningful to you. Capicorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) If you find yourself badly in need of a small but urgent favor, go to someone you help all the time. Anyone of this ilk would be eager to do what he or she can. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) A rather big opportunity could come in a small package. Someone you know socially who is involved in a new enterprise might want to bring you in on the action. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) In order to have a chance for good results, dont broadcast your ambitious intentions. Take positive measures to accomplish your aims and speak only after your efforts are fulfilled. Aries (March 21-April 19) Faith is based on believing in something about which little or no proof exists. The more faith you place in someone, the more youll think that she or he will come through for you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Although you arent apt to seek out competitive situations, you arent likely to dodge them either. Once you enter a race, however, youll thoroughly enjoy the challenge. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you dont feel you are being weighed down by a difficult situation, the more open youll be to suggestions on handling one. Someone will have the perfect solution for you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Things will go more smoothly when implementing an important change if you handle any complications that arise one at a time. Itll reduce your chances of bungles and gaffes. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Because youll enjoy testing your physical skills as well as your mental abilities, try to find and participate in a fun activity that would challenge both your muscles and your brainpower. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Be sure to dot every i and cross every t, especially in a critical matter that youre attempting to finalize. All those small details can be of greater significance than usual. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Youre likely to be acutely aware of the shortcomings of others, but you should take strides to offer your insights in the form of constructive criticism, not put-downs. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) The possibilities for making personal gains look very good. Although many people might not consider yours a hefty haul, it could still be a significant amount to you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Youll be far better equipped to handle assignments of a mental nature than you will be attempting most physical tasks. Thus, delegate the grunt work while personally seeing to the matters that require the little gray cells. Today inHISTORY SUNDAY, DEC. 18 Fantasy 5: 2 12 23 24 32 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5205$555 3-of-56,789$20 SATURDAY, DEC. 17 Powerball: 14 16 30 51 52 Powerball: 19 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-5No winner No Florida winners 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 Tuesday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2011. There are four days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Dec. 27, 1968, Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific. On this date: In 1831, naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a roundthe-world voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. In 1904, James Barries play Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldnt Grow Up opened at the Duke of Yorks Theater in London. In 1927, the musical play Show Boat, with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. In 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City. In 1970, the musical play Hello, Dolly! closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances. In 2007, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Ten years ago: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five years ago: Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to embrace brotherly coexistence and not to hate U.S.-led foreign troops in a goodbye letter posted on a website a day after Iraqs highest court upheld his death sentence. One year ago: A Russian court found imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky guilty of stealing nearly $30 billion in oil from his company, Yukos. (His supporters have charged that Khodorkovskys prosecution was politically motivated.) Todays Birthdays: Rockabilly musician Scotty Moore is 80. Actor John Amos is 72. Actress Charmian Carr (Film: The Sound of Music) is 69. ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 68. Rock musician Mick Jones (Foreigner) is 67. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 63. Singersongwriter Karla Bonoff is 60. Journalist-turned-politician Arthur Kent is 58. Actress Maryam DAbo is 51. Actress Eva LaRue is 45. Former professional wrestler and actor Bill Goldberg is 45. Musician Matt Slocum is 39. Singer Olu is 38. Christian rock musician James Mead (Kutless) is 29. Thought for Today: Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men. Alistair Cooke, Anglo-American journalist and broadcaster (1908-2004). 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. FloridaLOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning n umbers, Page B3 .ENTERTAINMENT Page B4TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE TodaysHOROSCOPE Damon, cast bring heart to Cameron Crowes family film Scarlett Johansson plays a zookeeper while Elizabeth Jones, foreground, is Matt Damons daughter in the film We Bought a Zoo.

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Special to the ChronicleStill thinking about New Years resolutions? Heres one become a blood donor. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has a little extra incentive to help get started. LifeSouth will host its annual End of the Year Blood Drive at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44) in Inverness, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve. All donors will be entered to win a 32-inch LCD TV courtesy of WalMart, goodies from the Air Force, a thank-you gift from LifeSouth and complimentary cholesterol screening. Enjoy a hot dog, chips and soda, music and lots of New Years fun! Donors are entered in a drawing to win an iPad2. The drawing will be Jan. 31. 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. Icannot count the number of times I have discussed lung cancer in my column, and often, the very low survival rates associated with this disease. But now, research may be pointing to the simple soybean as an aid in the treatment of lung cancer. A Wayne State University research team has shown that compounds found in soybeans can make radiation treatment of lung cancer more effective, while helping to preserve normal tissue. If this finding is proven in further research studies, it could open the door for more effective treatment with fewer side effects. Radiation Oncology researchers at Wayne State Universitys School of Medicine and Cancer Institute, had shown previously that soy isoflavones, a natural, nontoxic component of soybeans, increase the ability of radiation to kill cancer in prostate tumors by blocking DNA repair mechanisms and molecular Dr. C. Joseph BennettAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Soybeans and lung cancer See BENNETT/ Page C3 Dr. Sunil GandhiCANCER & BLOOD DISEASE What causes breast cancer? Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. Every woman has a 1 in 11 chance of developing breast cancer once her in lifetime. Men can also develop breast cancer, but male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than 1 percent of all breast cancers. Everyone is concerned about this cancer and wants to cut down their own risk of getting breast cancer. A comprehensive study was released in a recent San Antonio Breast Cancer (SABC) symposium of breast cancer. This report was from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and was supported by a grant from the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. The study, Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, was produced by the Institute of Medicine, a panel of independent medical experts most often tapped by government agencies for authoritative advice. Theres an environmental link to breast cancer but chemicals in the air and water may be the See GANDHI/ Page C3 Your mouth is an important tool for doctors to help patients stay healthy. As I have mentioned in many of my previous articles, patient history taken by the doctor is very important for diagnosis and treatment. However, there are times when your oral cavity can tell a tale about the patients health without uttering a word. Believe it or not, just taking a look in the mouth can give a doctor an idea of what is going on in ones body. Simple things such as cavities and gum disease could point to systemic problems such as blood sugar problems and/or heart disease. Even a loose tooth can be the signs of bone disease. It is suggested that upward to 90 percent of systemic conditions can have some sort of symptom that involves the mouth/oral cavity. If you noticed blood in your mouth or if your mouth is dry and you seem to have repeated yeast infections, this could be a sign of diabetes. Even more serious conditions such as AIDS and leukemia have these signs and symptoms. The way blood sugar problems affect the mouth is that, as we know, there is a lot of bacteria in the oral cavity and with high sugar levels in the blood, bacteria can find plenty of food to allow reproduction and growth to Oral health important Special to the ChronicleCRYSTAL RIVER Chest pain and heart attack are now treated with advanced nonsurgical procedures that re-establish blood flow in blocked arteries, collectively called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), in the Cardiovascular Center at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. PCI is used to treat a type of heart disease known as atherosclerosis the buildup of fatty plaques in the hearts blood vessels. Over time, plaque buildup may reduce or stop blood flow, causing chest pain or heart attack. Also called angioplasty, PCI involves threading a tiny catheter through the affected artery (under X-ray guidance), then inflating a balloon to open the artery and restore blood flow. A stent is usually placed at that time to maintain good blood flow through the diseased area. If the stent is coated with medication to help keep the artery open, it is called a drug-eluting stent; otherwise it is called a bare-metal stent. PCI allows doctors to relieve symptoms of chest pain related to artery blockage that may not be completely treated with medicines alone, said Gregory von Mering, MD, a hospital-affiliated board certified interventional cardiologist. Patients (who) present with heart attack from the sudden occlusion Seven Rivers Regional expands cardiac program See EXPANDS/ Page C3 See GRILLO/ Page C3 Dr. Denis GrilloEAR, NOSE & THROAT Section CTUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE INSIDE Richard Hoffmann /Page C3 New Years blood drive setHEALTH& LIFE Painkiller has abuse experts worried Companies work on powerful type of hydrocodoneCHRISHAWLEY Associated PressNEW YORK Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nations second most-abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried it could spur a new wave of abuse. The new pills contain the highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone, packing up to 10 times the amount of the drug as existing medications such as Vicodin. Four companies have begun patient testing, and one of them Zogenix of San Diego plans to apply early next year to begin marketing its product, Zohydro. If approved, it would mark the first time patients could legally buy pure hydrocodone. Existing products combine the drug with nonaddictive painkillers such as acetaminophen. Critics say they are especially worried about Zohydro, a timedrelease drug meant for managing moderate to severe pain, because abusers could crush it to release an intense, immediate high. I have a big concern that this could be the next OxyContin, said April Rovero, president of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse. We just dont need this on the market. OxyContin, introduced in 1995 by Purdue Pharma of Stamford, Conn., was designed to manage pain with a formula that dribbled one dose of oxycodone over many hours. Abusers quickly discovered they could defeat the timedrelease feature by crushing the pills. Purdue Pharma changed the formula to make OxyContin more tamper-resistant, but addicts have moved onto generic oxycodone and other drugs that do not have a timed-release feature. Oxycodone is now the mostabused medicine in the United States, with hydrocodone second, according to the Drug Enforcement Administrations annual count of drug seizures sent to police drug labs for analysis. The latest drug tests come as more pharmaceutical companies are getting into the $10 billion-ayear legal market for powerful and addictive opiate narcotics. Its like the wild west, said Peter Jackson, co-founder of Advocates for the Reform of Prescription Opioids. The whole supply-side system is set up to perpetuate this massive unloading of opioid narcotics on the American public. The pharmaceutical firms say the new hydrocodone drugs give doctors another tool to try on patients in legitimate pain, part of a constant search for better painkillers to treat the aging U.S. population. Sometimes you circulate a patient between various opioids, and some may have a better effect than others, said Karsten Lindhardt, chief executive of Denmark-based Egalet, which is testing its own pure hydrocodone product. Companies say a pure hydrocodone pill would avoid liver problems linked to high doses of acetaminophen, an ingredient in products like Vicodin. They also say patients will be more closely supervised because, by law, they will have to return to their doctors each time they need more pills. Prescriptions for the weaker, hydrocodone-acetaminophen products now on the market can be refilled up to five times. Zogenix has completed three rounds of patient testing, and last week it announced it had held a final meeting with Food and Drug Administration officials to talk about its upcoming drug application. It plans to file the application in early 2012 and have Zohydro on the market by early 2013. Purdue Pharma and Cephalon, a Frazer, Pa.-based unit of Israelbased Teva Pharmaceuticals, are conducting late-stage trials of their own hydrocodone drugs, according to documents filed with federal regulators. In May, Purdue Pharma received a patent applying extended-release technology to hydrocodone. Neither company would comment on its plans. Meanwhile, Egalet has finished the most preliminary stages of testing aimed at determining the basic safety of a drug. The firm could have a product on the market as early as 2015 but wants to see how the other companies fare with the FDA before deciding whether to move forward, Lindhardt said. Critics say they are troubled because of the dark side that has accompanied the boom in sales of narcotic painkillers: Murders, pharmacy robberies and millions of dollars lost by hospitals that must treat overdose victims. Thousands of legitimate pain patients are becoming addicted to powerful prescription painkillers, they say, in addition to the thousands more who abuse the drugs. Prescription painkillers led to the deaths of almost 15,000 people in 2008, more than triple the 4,000 deaths in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month. Emergency room visits related to hydrocodone abuse have shot from 19,221 in 2000 to 86,258 in 2009, according to data compiled by the Drug Enforcement Administration. In Florida alone, hydrocodone caused 910 deaths and contributed to 1,803 others between 2003 and 2007. Hydrocodone belongs to family of drugs known as opiates or opioids because they are chemically similar to opium. They include morphine, heroin, oxycodone, codeine, methadone and hydromorphone. Opiates block pain but also unleash intense feelings of wellbeing and can create physical dependence. The withdrawal symptoms are also intense, with users complaining of cramps, diarrhea, muddled thinking, nausea and vomiting. After a while, opiates stop working, forcing users to take stronger doses or to try slightly different chemicals. Youve got a person on your product for life, and a doctors got a patient whos never going to miss an appointment, because if they did and they didnt get their prescription, they would feel very sick, said Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing. Its a terrific business model, and thats what these companies want to get in on. Under pressure from the government, Purdue Pharma last year debuted a new OxyContin pill formula that squishes instead of crumbling when someone tries to crush it. But Zogenix, whose drug is time-released but crushable, says there is not enough evidence to show such tamper-resistant reformulations thwart abuse. Provided sufficient effort, all formulations currently available can be overcome, Zogenix said in a written response to questions by The Associated Press. Associated PressThe sun slowly sets Dec. 22 on the empty parking lot at the Zogenix headquarters in San Diego. The pharmaceutical maker is one of at least four companies working on purer, more powerful versions of the nations second most-abused medicine, hydrocodone, a trend that has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new round of abuse. Oxycodone is now the most-abused medicine in the United States, with hydrocodone second, according to the Drug Enforcement Administrations annual count of drug seizures sent to police drug labs for analysis.

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INVERNESS Helpful Hints for Facing the New Year for those who have experienced a loss, presented by the Wings Grief Services Division of Hospice of Citrus County, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Hospice of Citrus County Inverness Regional Office at 326 S. Line Ave., Inverness. The Wings Community Education Team at Hospice of Citrus County provides educational programs and grief support to anyone who has experienced a loss. The programs are free, open to the public and reservations are suggested. You need not be affiliated with hospice to attend. To make a reservation, contact Lynn Miller at 352-527-2020. Hospice of Citrus County, licensed 1985, has earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. Visit us on the web at www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers: To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Cypress Cove Care Center, 700 S.E. Eighth Ave., Crystal River. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 27, Walmart, 3826 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, Bealls, 346 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, Sumter Electric Cooperative, U.S. 301 and Sumter County Road 471, Sumterville. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Subway, 6748 Gulf-toLake Highway, Crystal River. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Walmart Supercenter/New Years Blood Drive, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 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. SPRING HILL Oak Hill Hospital Partners Club offers the following events during December: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 28 hearing screen and earwax removal. H2U Partners Club events and activities are open to members only. Membership in Oak Hill Hospitals H2U Partners Club is open to Hernando, Pasco and Citrus county residents for $20 a year, which includes membership in the HCA national H2U program. Oak Hill Hospital is at 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of U.S. 19 on State Road 50. Visit OakHillHospital. com. Upcoming seminars at the SHARE Club at CMHS. Call 352-560-6266 to register. Free diabetic cooking class noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 28. The Nutritional Services Department is offering a diabetic-friendly cooking demonstration by a registered dietitian. A free blood pressure and glucose check will be available at 11:30 a.m. before the program begins. Space is limited and reservations are required; call 362-560-6266. CRYSTAL RIVER Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center offers the following health education programs presented by board-certified physicians and licensed medical professionals. Website: Seven RiversRegional.com. Call 352795-1234 to register for the programs. Free Prostate Cancer Screening During January, men older than age 50 who have not had a prostate cancer screening in the past 12 months are welcome to register for a free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and physical exam (DRE) on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the SRRMC Ambulatory Surgery Center. Men older than 40 at high risk are also welcome. Appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a firstcome, first-served basis. One-Day Childbirth Education 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: Expectant couples learn about labor, delivery and relaxation techniques, exercising, newborn characteristics and breastfeeding in the Medical Offices Building Community Room. Cost is $30. Breastfeeding/Infant Care 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17: Expectant or new mothers learn helpful techniques for successful breastfeeding as well as basic infant care on at in the Womens & Family Center. Good News About Knee and Hip Pain 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18: Learn about the causes and the latest treatments, including information about medications, nutrition and exercise in the Medical Offices Building Community Room at Seven Rivers Regional.. Pre-Surgery Ortho Camp Patients scheduled for knee or hip replacement surgery learn preand post-surgery exercises, how to use a walker, knee and hip precautions and adaptive equipment that may be needed for activities of daily living. Offered the first and third Tuesday monthly at 1 p.m. Free Balance Screenings Seven Rivers Rehab & Wound Center offers free balance screenings. The Center is located at 1675 S.E. U.S. 19 in the Crystal River Shopping Center (next to Sweetbay). Call 352-795-0534 to schedule an appointment. Support GROUPS SPRING HILL Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group 5 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Jeff Haight, R.N., group facilitator, at 352-688-7744. Caregivers Support and Information meeting, 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Call Charlotte Downing at 352-422-7044 for directions/information. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter, Cancer Support Group (including Multiple Myeloma), 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill. There is no charge and light refreshments are provided. Contact: Lourdes Arvelo, LCSW, patient services manager, at 813-963-6461 ext. 11, Lourdes.Arvelo@lls.org or visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website at www.lls.org. Look Good ... Feel Better a free two-hour session for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Cancer & Blood Disease Center, Lecanto, and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Lecanto. Call Joann Brown at 352-341-7741 or the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665 to register. NEW PORT RICHEY Community Chatterboxes support group to assist individuals suffering from communication deficits (i.e., aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, etc.) as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders, 3 to 4 p.m. every other Thursday at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 727-845-0757. PINELLAS PARK Connections fireside-discussion-style support group for cancer patients, 7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly, WellSpring Oncology, 6600 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, 727-343-0600; www.wellspringoncology.org. BROOKSVILLE Man to Man prostate cancer support group, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Brooksville Center, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Call Mary Capo at 352-596-1926. Grandparents and others Raising Children 10 a.m. to noon the first Monday monthly at the Citrus County Resource Center. Call Amy Engelken at 352-527-5905. OCALA The Alz heimers and Memory Disorders support group of Ocala, 3 to 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Medical Office Building at West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 S.W. 46th Court, second-floor Community Room. Call 352-401-1453. Alzheimers AssociationFlorida Gulf Coast Chapter support group: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11 a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at 352-527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at 352-5928128. HUDSON Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Alzheimers support group meetings 10 a.m. to noon the first Tuesday monthly in the second-floor conference room. The meeting is open to caregivers and other interested people to discuss and exchange ideas as well as help and encourage those who are involved in the care for Alzheimers patients. Call Maria Curley at 727-992-1358 or Kathy Montero at the Alzheimers Family Organization at 727-848-8888. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson. Visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com.Weekly meetings Recovery from Food Addiction, 1 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Meetings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave., Room 5 in Inverness. For information or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit: www.foodaddicts.org. Depression and anxiety peer support group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Central Ridge Library. For information, call 352-513-4296. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S. 19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352-212-0632. GriefShare Recovery Seminar and Support Group : 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 4 to March 28 at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, 4221 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto, $15. Child care is provided. Call 352-746-6200 or visit www.sevenrivers.org. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8 p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic, 550 S. U.S. 41. Crystal River AFG: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Last Resort AFG: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Lecanto AFG: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Beginners Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity:C2TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEHEALTH& LIFE 000A3H5 Come See and Hear What All 5,000 Successful Clients are Talking About... Call Now to Reserve Your seat Limited Seating Available (352) 341-4242 www.m2metamethod.com These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products described herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Lose Weight Feel Great Dont Wait to lose the Weight!!! Lose those extra pounds with no side effects or adverse health risks with the ultimate fat burning diet... Hormone free No injections No prescription needed No heavy exercise Eat regular foods Dedicated Customer Coaching and Support Program NOW OPEN AT Citrus Center in Inverness M2 Metabolic Method 2609A East Gulf to Lake Hwy Inverness, FL *Individual results may vary Offices in New Smyrna Beach, and Deland FREE New client orientation Q & A Jan. 4, 2012 10 am & 7 pm Come here to fulfill your New Years Resolution to lose weight Lose 26 Pounds in 26 Days! HealthNOTES Cooterfest participant Special to the ChronicleBetter Health Chiropractic hosted a booth along the shore of Cooter Pond in Inverness during Octobers Halloweenthemed Cooter Festival. Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant, left, gave out candy treats to visitors such as Charlie Wells and taught youngsters about the nervous system. Christmas at RBOI Special to the ChronicleThe Womens Breast Cancer Support Group hosted its holiday party Dec. 9 at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in Lecanto. Richard Reyes volunteered to play his guitar and sing Christmas songs to the ladies and even had them join in on various songs. Some 21 women were in attendance under the leadership of Judy Bonard. They enjoyed a light lunch, ending with coffee and desert provided by RBOI. The ladies even baked cookies and had a cookie exchange at the end of the party. If any woman is facing breast cancer and would like to join this group, call Bonard at 352-527-4389 or come to a meeting 11:30 a.m. the second Friday monthly in the lobby of RBOI in Lecanto on County Road 491. Surviving the Holidays Special to the ChronicleGrief Specialist Lois Morgan, center, presents Surviving the Holidays, a workshop offered Dec. 7 by the Hospice of Citrus County Wings Grief Services Division at the organizations offices at 10 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills. Grief can often make the holidays a painful time. The workshop offered encouragement to bereaved individuals and presented reasons why people could begin the process of enjoying holidays once again. Surviving the Holidays workshops were offered at locations in Homosassa, Beverly Hills, Inverness, Lecanto and Inglis. The workshops were presented free to anyone in the community experiencing grief. For additional information on programs presented by the Hospice of Citrus County Grief Services Division, call 352-527-2020 or visit Hospice of Citrus County on the Web at www.hospiceofcitrus county.org. See GROUPS/ Page C3

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10 a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352621-0599. Visit the website: www.ncintergroup.com. AC Group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsforchrist.com. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group 6 p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous: Easy Does It, 8 p.m. Monday and Saturday, Lions Den, U.S. 41, Floral City. It Works How and Why, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and noon Sunday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. Focus on Recovery, 8 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Grover Cleveland Boulevard, Homosassa. Recovery on the River, 8 p.m. Monday and Friday, Lecanto Church of Christ, State Road 44 and County Road 491, Lecanto; 8 p.m. Sunday 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto, east of C.R. 491 and S.R. 44. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the meeting facilities listed. Information line: 352-382-0851. Overeaters Anonymous : Voices of Recovery, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center (V.A. building) on County Road 491, Lecanto. Call Dolores at 352-746-5019. Solution, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Call Marilyn at 352726-9112. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. The Circle of Love, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The New Beginning, 7 p.m. Fridays at Our Lady of Grace, Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The Encouragers Support Group has been helping people deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar and more for more than 15 years. Weekly meeting. Call 352-637-3196. Anorexia and bulimia anonymous 12-step support group, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at the Yana Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River (behind the police station). Call Charmaine at 352-422-3234. Independent Living Skills, Peer Support and Literacy workshops, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays at the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, 3774 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Call Cathy Jackson at 352527-8399. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, offers two free weekly womens domestic abuse support groups: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Child care available. Call CASA at 352-344-8111. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Citrus County at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Bailey Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1900 State Road 44 W., Inverness. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 352-503-3262. The National DBSA Associations number is 800-826-3632. Celebrate Recovery : 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Christian Recovery Fellowship Church, 2242 W. State Road 44. Call 352726-2800. 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Churchs Student Ministries Building. Dinner available before the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. for $4 donation and coffee after. Call 352-746-6200. Gulf to Lake Church Ministry Complex, West Gulf-toLake Highway in Crystal River. Dinner at 6 p.m. Fridays, followed by largeand smallgroup time and a Coffee Caf at 9. Call 352-586-4709. Nature Coast Ministries seeks to help the homeless and hurting of Citrus County. We offer referrals to Celebrate Recovery, call 352-563-1860. Overcomers Group for people recovering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or other out-of-control habits, 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sanctuary, 7463 Grover Cleveland Blvd. Call Paul at 352-628-2874. Dunnellon Life Recovery group for adults where addiction, compulsion and co-dependency issues are dealt with, at 7 p.m. Mondays at Rainbow Springs Village Church, 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon. Call Char at 352-465-1644 or Nancy at 352-794-0017. SPRING HILL Parkinsons Tai Chi Group 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the private dining room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Call Charissa Haffner at 352-346-8864. Organizations Alzheimers AssociationFlorida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352-6884537 or 800-772-8672. Online support group: www.alzsupport.com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30 p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2 p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009. GROUPSContinued from Page C2 or partial occlusion of an artery feeding the heart benefit from rapidly opening the artery using PCI. These patients live longer with less likelihood of complications from heart damage. The Cardiovascular Center at Seven Rivers Regional is staffed by board-certified interventional and medical cardiologists and specially trained nurses and technicians. When lifestyle changes and medications are not enough to improve a persons heart health, the team is able to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization to determine if PCI is a treatment option. Our community is growing and so is the need for advanced cardiac care, said Joyce Brancato, chief executive officer at Seven Rivers Regional. Adding interventional procedures like PCI ensures our community has greater access to the care they need without having to travel far from home. Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, a 128-bed general, medical/surgical acute care facility serving Citrus, Levy and south Marion counties, opened its doors in 1978. Seven Rivers Regional is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned the Gold Seal of Approval as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The medical center is recognized with the Gold and Silver Plus Quality Achieve ment Awards from the American Heart Association for its success with Get With The Guidelines and received a Performance Improvement Award from Florida Medical Quality Assurance Inc. In addition, Seven Rivers Regional has been honored as one of the nations Top 100 Hospitals (1999, 2001) and Top 100 Hospital for Stroke (2000). Visit SevenRiversRegional.com. EXPANDSContinued from Page C1HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 C3 000A3HS Family Practice Diabetics High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Minor Emergencies Dr. Pablo Figueroa Se Habla Espaol 2222 Highway 44 W. Inverness When Experience Matters Call for an Appointment 352-860-0633 ifamilypractice@tampbay.rr.com Accepting New Patients Serving Citrus Count y Since 1993 000A1XO Crystal River Inverness Call or click 352-795-5700 GardnerAudiology.com NEW 35 Years For All Ears! Lupus treatment Benlysta provides new approach Q:What can you tell me about a new drug approved for lupus? A: The FDA approved Benlysta (belimumab) in early 2011 for the treatment of adults with active systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) who are also receiving existing therapies, such as corticosteroids, antimalarials, immunosuppressives and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Benlysta is the first lupus drug to be approved since 1955 and provides a new treatment approach. It is given by intravenous infusion and is designed to target a protein in the body known as the B-lymphocyte stimulator, which may reduce the number of abnormal B cells thought to be a problem in people with lupus. Clinical studies have shown that Benlysta, when used together with existing lupus drugs, can lessen the disease activity. However, black patients and patients of African heritage do not appear to respond to treatment and more studiesare being conducted with Benlysta in these patients. The most common side effects of Benlystainclude nausea, diarrhea, fever and infusion reactions, but other serious adverse reactions including death have been reported. Lupus is a serious, potentially fatal autoimmune disease that attacks healthy tissues. It occurs more often in women than men, and usually develops between ages 15 and 44. The disease affects many parts of the body, including the joints, the skin, kidneys, lungs, heart and the brain. When common lupus symptoms appear (flare), they can present as swelling in the joints or joint pain, light sensitivity, fever, chest pain, hair loss and fatigue. Estimates vary on the number of lupus sufferers in the United States, ranging from approximately 300,000 to 1.5 million people. People of all races can have the disease; however, black women have a three times higher incidence (number of new cases) than Caucasian women. Richard P. Hoffmann, Pharm.D., has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Send questions to him at 2960 E. Coventry Court, Hernando, FL 34442. survival pathways, which are turned on by the cancer cells to survive the damage radiation causes. At the same time, isoflavones act to reduce damage caused by radiation to surrounding cells of normal, noncancerous tissue. In results published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer in 2010, those patients experienced reduced radiation toxicity to surrounding organs, which included fewer problems with diarrhea, and better sexual organ function. Soy isoflavones can make cancer cells more vulnerable to radiation by blocking survival pathways that are activated by radiation in cancer cells but not in normal cells. In normal tissues, soy isoflavones also can act as antioxidants, protecting those tissues from radiationinduced toxicity. During the past year, the research team achieved similar results in non-smallcell lung cancer cells in the laboratory. These researchers are now moving on to studies in mice funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, to investigate whether those results also proved true for nonsmall-cell lung tumors in mice, and thus far they have found that they do indeed improve results in the mice. These findings appear in the November 2011 edition of the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology. Researchers from Wayne State emphasize that soy supplements alone are not a substitute for conventional cancer treatment, and that doses of soy isoflavones must be medically administered in combination with conventional cancer treatments to have the desired effects. Preliminary studies indicate that soy could cause radioprotection for the good tissues, and enhance the effects of radiation on cancer cells. The next step is to evaluate the effects of soy isoflavones in mouse lung tumor models to determine the conditions that will maximize the tumor-killing and normal tissue-protecting effects during radiation therapy. If these researchers succeed in addressing these issues in the mouse lung cancer model showing the benefits of this combined treatment, clinical protocols for non-small-cell lung cancer could be designed to improve the radiotherapy results seen when treating lung cancer. It is also possible that we also could improve the secondary effects of radiation, for example, improving the level of breathing in the lungs. Once protocols are developed, we, as clinicians, can begin using soy isoflavones combined with radiation therapy in humans, a process that may possibly yield both therapeutic and economic benefits. In contrast to chemotherapy drugs, soy is very, very safe, readily available, and, the best part of it all, its cheap. If we can protect the normal tissue from radiation effects and improve the quality of life for patients who receive radiation therapy, we will have achieved an important goal in the battle against this terrible disease.Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board certified radiation oncologist, member of the Citrus County Unit and Florida Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer, hosted by Dr. Bennett, on WYKE TV, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email at cjbennett@rboi.com. BENNETTContinued from Page C1 least of womens worries. This study finds that substances to which women voluntarily expose themselves every day fattening foods, alcohol, cigarettes, oral contraceptives and hormone replacement drugs are far clearer drivers of risk than industrial chemicals such as bisphenol A and phthalates and a long list of feared additives and environmental pollutants. The expert panel concluded that many such chemicals have a biologically plausible role in promoting invasive breast cancer. It cautioned that research has so far failed to establish a clear link between these omnipresent chemicals and the new breast tumors found in more than 230,000 women each year in the United States. On the plus side, the committee noted, theres good evidence that hair dyes and non-ionizing radiation from cell phones and other electronics have no impact on a womans chances of developing breast cancer. Current use of oral contraceptives, estrogen-progesterone hormone replacement therapy, and excessive weight and obesity among postmeno pausal women have also been clearly linked with an increased risk of breast cancer, they noted. In other words, breast cancer is caused by internal factors within women and not by external factors like some chemicals in the water or air. Therefore, avoiding hormone replacement therapy, regular exercise and proper diet and maintaining a healthy weight are far more important in cutting down the risk of breast cancer.Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of the American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@ tampabay.rr.com or call 352-746-0707. GANDHIContinued from Page C1 go unchecked. Bacteria in the mouth can attack the enamel layer of your teeth as well as the gums, and this really reduces the bodys first line of defense against infection and could potentially let a bacteria get a good start and then travel through the rest of your body. With regard to heart disease, there are some cardiologists and scientists who now think that poor oral health could be just as dangerous as living with elevated cholesterol and fat levels left unchecked. The theory is that increased bacteria from poor oral health increases inflammation and that can occur all over the body, including blood vessels, which could cause them to stiffen and block, thus causing heart disease. You may be very diligent in picking out low-fat meals at restaurants and checking the fat grams in the food that you purchase. Now you need to think about taking a few minutes to brush extra carefully and floss daily and eliminate that possible additional cause of heart disease. Osteoporosis is another disease that is linked to bad teeth and poor oral health. As you know, osteoporosis is a disease that typically occurs with age and causes thinning of the bones. Some research suggests that the risk of losing teeth is three times greater for women with osteoporosis than women who do not have osteoporosis. The exact mechanism or link at this time is not known, but it is believed to be the fact that teeth are anchored closely to the jaw bone and there is some sort of mechanism where the bacteria travels from teeth to bone, thus weakening the persons defense. Women carry an additional burden. Women seem to be more at risk for oral health problems because they go through certain periods in their life where there are hormonal changes. This includes puberty, pregnancy, menstrual cycles and menopause. The association is high hormone levels and inflammation in the gums around the teeth. The result is the woman becomes more sensitive to the bacteria. For women being pregnant and being in bad oral health, such as periodontal disease, this could put their baby at risk for premature labor and low birth rate. Once the bacteria get going in the mothers bloodstream, it travels directly through the placenta to the baby. A long-well-known connection to poor oral health is smoking. Besides the yellow teeth and bad breath, tooth loss is significant in smokers. Nearly one-half of daily smokers over 65 years of age are toothless. Far more serious problems such as oral cancer will be dealt with in a separate article. I would like to thank WebMD for assistance in putting together this article.Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. GRILLOContinued from Page C1 Richard HoffmannASK THE PHARMACIST

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Submit information at least two weeks before the event. Early submission of timely material is appreciated, but multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle offices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at (352) 563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an event. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Expect notes to run no more than once. News NOTES News NOTES Free HAM radio course coming upA free HAM radio course will be offered in two Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Sheriffs Office Emergency Operations Center, 3549 Saunders Way, off County Road 491 in Lecanto. Emphasis will be put on how to use the amateur radio for fun and to help during emergencies and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) events. The course will help participants learn the necessary material to pass the FCC Technician Class amateur Radio exam. There is no fee for the course. The textbook costs $20 (cash or check) and can be purchased at orientation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the EOC. Class is limited to the first 12 students to sign up. Call Joe Calzaretta at 352382-0809, or email him at K4LL@ARRL.net.Swing into new year for freeEncore Swing Band will provide a free spaghetti dinner, complete with meat sauce, bread, salad, holiday desserts, beverages (nonalcoholic) and music beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at the caf building of Calvary Chapel Church of Inverness, 960 U.S. 41, near the fairgrounds. Doors will remain open all evening. Call director Chaz Iannaci at 352-464-4153 or codirector David Morgan at 352302-3742.Railroaders meet in InvernessCitrus Model Railroad Club will have its annual business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Robinson Horticulture Building at the Citrus County Fairgrounds. There will be limited programming that night. For information, call Denis Riley at 352-835-3656. Animal Shelter needs your helpThe Citrus County Animal Shelter is in need of more volunteers. Because many people cannot afford their pets anymore, and cutbacks in staff, volunteers are needed to walk the dogs and help with the cats. The hours and days are flexible. Fill out an application online at the Citrus County Animal Services website at http://animalcontrol.citrus.fl. us/, or pick up an application at the shelter at 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness. Call (352) 726-7660. COMMUNITYPage C4TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Precious PawsADOPTABLE Waiting Special to the ChronicleYoung adult cats in a variety of colors, 6 months to 2 years old, are waiting for a loving home. All veterinary care is complete. All are socialized, some like dogs, some are lap trained and all will make great additions to a family. Kittens and cats are available for adoption every day during store hours at Pet Supermarket on State Road 44, Inverness. Precious Paws Adoption Center at Crystal River Mall will be closed for Christmas and New Years weekends, and will reopen at noon Friday, Jan. 6. View pets at www.preciouspaws florida.com or call 352726-4700. Come learn with novel societyThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. The first FCHNS Writers Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was successful and the group looks forward to offering more writers workshops in the future. All members are invited Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. Everyone is welcome. Call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162 for information.Butterfly club gathers Jan. 8Beverly Hills Butterfly Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Community Building in Beverly Hills, 1 Civic Circle. The club welcomes new friends and old friends who are interested in butterflies. There are no dues. Speaker will be Bobby Vigliotti from Homosassa Butterfly. For more information, call Chris at (352) 527-8629.Garden club meets at wildlife parkHomosassa River Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Visitor Centers Florida Room. The program will be teas and herbal tisanes from the garden, with guest speaker Gerry C. Hall. The club will have a tree distribution Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Shoppes of Sugarmill Woods next to the Publix on U.S. highways 19 and 98. The time of the distribution will be announced Jan. 16 meeting. New members are always welcome. Call Sandy at 352382-2689.Info sought for area directoryThe Citrus County Chronicle is preparing to publish its annual community guide, Our Home Citrus, for 2012. The guide is a single resource for telephone numbers, addresses and essential information for those who live, work and play in the community. There are sections dedicated to groups, clubs and organizations. Our Home Citrus includes such listings as arts and crafts, civic, computers, cultural heritage, gardening, political, seniors, service, social, special interest and support groups. Organizations not previously listed can submit the name, address and phone number for inclusion in the 2012 edition. Those groups that were listed last year are welcome to submit any updates or changes. Deadline to be part of Our Home Citrus 2012 is Friday, Dec. 30. Email information to cconnolly@chronicleonline.co m. For more information, call 352-563-5660, ext. 1216.Learn where to volunteer at forumDiscover your niche in community service. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program host a forum for people to link up with volunteer opportunities. The next Opportunity Links forum will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Citrus County Resource Center Caf, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto. NCVC/RSVP works on a communitywide basis to develop high-impact volunteer programming. For information about how to participate, call 352527-5950 or email ncvc@ bocc.citrus.fl.us, or visit www.naturecoastvolunteer center.org. Nature Coast Community Band continues to draw overflowing crowds for its free concert gifts to the community. Cindy Hazzard, conductor, and the volunteer musicians presentation of Tidings was flawless and enthusiastically applauded. Freewill donations and the Friends of the group sponsors the bands events. Friends memberships are available in any amount and may be mailed to Nature Coast Community Band, 2756 N. Stampede Drive, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Opening with The Star Spangled Banner, the concert was dedicated to the memory of late member Gordon Beckwith, bass trombonist. The overture to Miracle on 34th Street followed, a tale of the real Santa Claus by Bruce Broughton. An Old Brenton Carol, based on Come Softly, a movement from the Holst Winter Suite, by Gustav Holst, continued with arrangements by R.W. Smith. In memory of Beckwith, Whisper to Their Souls, by Samuel Hazlo, was performed. The piece spoke of the parting not being sorrowful, taken from a poem written by John Dons. In addition, the selection was dedicated to all veterans who have departed this year. Incorporated in the lovely melody, I could recognize strains of What Child is This throughout. The 76-member band filled the stage at the Homosassa First United Methodist Church, which hosted the concert. Chanson for Christmas, written in 1763, was next. A French piece written by Gregory Rudger, it is the story of Mary and Joseph proceeding to Bethlehem, re-enacted by torch-bearing villagers annually. The question we pondered was, What if it were three wise women? with the next piece, Shalom! written by Philip Sparke. Playfully, conductor Hazzard remarked the women would have surely asked directions, cleaned the stable, made a casserole and certainly would have given the couple a supply of disposable diapers. A three-part selection followed: 1. Mishenichnas translates as extra joyous. 2. Ani Purim, as I am thanksgiving. 3. Yom Tov Lanu, as holiday today. The piece is an annual Festival of Purim selection that celebrates victory over oppression. A Fireside Christmas, with arrangements by Sammy Nestico, a masterful composition written especially for community bands, was the final selection of the first half of the program. It contained familiar holiday tunes, including Rudolph, Ill be Home for Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. After intermission, the Double Concerto, an intricate classical piece and composed for one of the most difficult instruments to play, the French horn was featured. The entire French horn section masterfully performed the piece written during the life of Vivaldi (1758-1841). Musicians Lydia Zahavah, Bob Heifner, Susan Boelk, Ken Howard Hoelzel, Marty Powell, Irene Dickinson and Martha Brown were heartily applauded for the effort. Comfort and Joy, a traditional piece by Jerry Bruebaker, was taken from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and was annually performed by 19th century street singers caroling God Rest You Merry Gentlemen robustly. Carol of the Bells, a simple melody that is taken to amazing heights of instrumentation written by M. Leontovich and Peter Wilhousky, was also interwoven in the classic New World Symphony. The signature piece, Tidings, concluded this holiday concert, with traditional pieces arranged by Douglas Wagner and featuring the Grace Handbell Choir with director Jeanne Wolfanger and soloists Vivann Brady, Shirley Goggin, Ron Broman, Sue Koppler, Arlene Heaton, Bob Brady and Don Holsipple. Thanks, Nature Coast Community Band, for a marvelous afternoon of entertainment. The Christmas spirit ushered in by your group is greatly admired and deeply appreciated.Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Special to the ChronicleAre you determined to improve your health in 2012? Get a jump start by joining this years Fitness in Citrus: Community-wide Fitness Challenge. It begins Monday, Feb. 6, and runs through Sunday, March 18. Team up with at least one other person to enter either the steps challenge or the minutes of activity challenge. Compete with others of a similar fitness level by choosing the appropriate category: just getting started, getting there or jocks. In the steps challenge, participants earn points for each 500 steps they take (you need to wear a pedometer, widely available for about $10). In the minutes of activity challenge, participants earn points for each 10 minutes of exercise (from a specified list of activities.) Community-wide Fitness Challenge participants from previous years said they got into it for their health or to lose weight, but ended up saying they enjoyed it most for the fun and camaraderie. Some also said they felt a lot better about themselves, many lost weight and some even quit smoking. Registration closes Jan. 23. Email fitnesschallenge@tampabay.rr.com to get details and registration forms (in pdf file format). Get teams together now to join in on community-wide challenge Special to the ChronicleThe Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Key Women in Education recently made a presentation of much-needed paper goods, diapers and childrens books to the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association. Making the presentation to CASA Director Diana Finnegan are DKG First Vice President Bonnie Rybak, member Faye Kearse, Finnegan and DKG President Bonnie Ignico. This local chapter of DKG adopted the needs of CASA as a priority through their recent yard sale fundraiser. If you are a working or retired female educator interested in learning more about DKG and the local chapter, go online to www.dkg.org or contact local chapter President Bonnie Ignico at 352-726-4236. Donations to CASA Community band helps celebrate season Ruth LevinsAROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleNature Coast EMS will offer its next Citizens Academy Class from Tuesday, Jan. 10, to Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Nature Coast EMS Citizens Academy is a hands-on opportunity for community members to see and learn what Nature Coast EMS Paramedics and EMTs do every day. Graduates will learn skills they can use in actual emergencies because the academy is focused on hands-on training, showing and teaching the skills that an EMS crew may use. Participants will get to practice starting IVs, intubations (placing a breathing tube), defibrillations, reading heart rhythms, and doing a full code on the SIMMAN mannequin. In the final session, participants will take care of a simulated patient in a mock patient-care scenario and have the opportunity to ride along with paramedics and EMTs and go on actual emergencies. The Nature Coast EMS Citizens Academy is free and meets every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m., with the exception of Jan. 24. That class will be on Thursday, Jan. 26, due to classroom availability. To take part in the next Citizens Academy, call 352249-4700. Future classes will be in April, August and October 2012. EMS slates Citizens Academy Class Emergency skills can be learned

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ENTERTAINMENTCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 C5 Niklaus Wirth, a Swiss computer scientist best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, said, A good designer must rely on experience; on precise, logical thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do. A good bridge player must rely on experience and precise, logical thinking; magic will not do. Study this deal to understand the concepts of competitive bidding when neither side has a large majority of the points. South opens one heart; West passes because his hand is not quite strong enough for a takeout double; North raises to two hearts; East passes because takeout doubles with 4-3-3-3 distribution are dangerous, especially at this high a level; and South passes because he has a minimum opening bid. Now the spotlight falls on West. The logic of the auction is that East must have a number of high-card points. And so West must get his side into the bidding by making a takeout double. He is hoping partners hand will fit with his; but if not, perhaps the opponents will go to three hearts. North, with four-card heart support, should immediately reraise to three hearts. With nine trumps, bid to the nine-trick level. Now East should resist the temptation to advance with three spades. West has already bid Easts values. If West were strong, he would have doubled on the first round. Note that both three-level contracts can be defeated. South loses two spades, one heart and two clubs. East concedes one heart, three diamonds and one club (or two hearts and three diamonds). 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Pirates-Dead (WE) 117 69 117 117 Bridezillas Where Are They Now?Bridezillas Where Are Texas Multi Mamas PG Texas Multi Mamas (N) PG Texas Multi Mamas PG Texas Multi Mamas PG (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 18 2030 Rock 30 Rock Americas Funniest Home VideosHow I MetHow I MetHow I MetHow I MetWGN News at Nine (N) 30 Rock Scrubs Dear Annie: My husband, Frank, retired three years ago, after more than 40 years with the same company. He frequently mentioned a co-worker, Dolly, saying how nice she was and what good friends they were. He wondered how she was doing. Once, he even said he missed her, but the expression on my face must have made him rethink that. Last week, I ran into one of Franks former co-workers and asked about my husbands relationship with Dolly. The coworker said they seemed to have a strong attraction, but assured me it was probably just an office flirtation between two married colleagues. Then he said, They only went out to lunch together a few times. Annie, Frank never once told me he had lunch with Dolly. Should I mention this encounter to Frank and tell him what I suspect? The other day he was texting when I walked into the room, and he immediately stopped and put his phone down. He was visibly shaken. When I asked who he was texting, he claimed it was his brother. Now Im thinking of checking his email, something I never would have done before. During our 40-year marriage, I always trusted Frank, but now I am uncertain about his affections. What should I do? In Doubt Dear Doubt: This could be an ongoing flirtation and nothing more, but at this point, your marriage is in jeopardy regardless. Please discuss this with Frank, openly and honestly. Tell him what you know. Explain that his behavior has eroded your trust. Ask him to go with you for counseling to talk about this with a neutral party. If he refuses, go without him and decide how best to handle this. Dear Annie: The holidays are a difficult time of year for me, not because of loneliness, but rather the opposite. I suffer from social anxiety issues, as well as problems with eating around others. I frequently find myself sitting in a corner trying to avoid people and food alike. I am often asked why I am not eating. I usually say Im not hungry or Im trying to watch my calories, but sometimes that fails to satisfy the person asking. Even though Ive told my extended family and close friends the truth, they still insist I should eat something. How can I politely communicate my feelings while still being a grateful guest? Me Dear You: The fear of being judged by others or embarrassed in front of them is not an uncommon anxiety disorder and often manifests itself as an inability to eat in public. You can practice taking some food and moving it around on your plate if you dont want questions. But if you are willing to examine your anxieties, you can work to overcome them. Some people have found success with behavior modification, hypnotherapy, counseling and/or medication. Please talk to your doctor about this, and also contact the National Institute of Mental Health at 1-866-615NIMH (1-866-615-6464). Dear Annie: I think you missed something in your response to Not a NASCAR Fan, whose husband drives like a maniac. She needs to call 911 from the car or home and report this wild driver. I certainly dont want to meet him on the road. Omaha Driver Dear Omaha: Nor do we, but unfortunately, unless he is caught committing a traffic violation, nothing will change. Calling the police from home and saying that your husband is probably somewhere speeding and tailgating wont do any good, and we dont think she should be in the car with him. 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. MURYM DWGEE GHUTTA SCHETK 1 Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jumble Print your answer here: POISE WHIRLBEAVER STODGY Yesterdays Jumbles: Answer: The Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees on 12-26-1919. The problem was that he later VISITED

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C6TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOMICS 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings and entertainment information. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES HKHO FBYJTH YWXY YWH UWJNCHO BM YHRCYXYJBF TXF LH WHXOZ MXOYWHO YWXF YWH SBDZHNY TXSS YB ZDYA? HXOS UJSNBFPrevious Solution: In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we dont understand. Kenneth Branagh (c) 2011 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-27Pickles 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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TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 C7 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 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 000A0YJ Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Have 2 dependable vehicles. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. Email: mgaouette@chronicleonline.com or bring resume to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties ARE YOU A BUSINESS-MINDED ENTREPRENEUR? 0009XRK 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!! 0009XRG General BRAND NEW WHEELCHAIR hand propelled, never used. $100.00 (352) 563-1241 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 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 PRO COMP TIRES 35x20 great condition. 380.00 all 4. 352 302 7451 Queen Sealey Mattress & box springs with brass head board like new $300. Elipical work out machine$300 Like new(352) 464-5657 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 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 Furniture 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 LIFT CHAIR Excellent condition material lift chair. Original cost $900.00 .. will sell for $350.00 .. 352-419-6609 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 Garage/ Yard Sales LECANTOCitrus Cty Largest Sale!Indoor/OutdoorHwy 44/Maynard Ave Tuesday-Friday 8a-3p Saturday 8a-12N General BICYCLE BOYS 18 Surge by Next good condition w/training wheels $25.00 352-628-4210 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 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 NAIL GUNS paslode and porter cable, 25.00 to 100.00 great cond. 352 302 7451 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 3 Piece Living room set, sofa, loveseat and chair, excel cond $450 352-527-8795 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 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 Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfreenow.com 352-422-7887 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) 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 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 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 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 Trades/ Skills 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 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. 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. 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 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. Trades/ Skills A FEW PRO DRIVERS NEEDED. Top Pay &401k 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp. 877-258-8782 www.meltontruck.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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Free Calahulah mix to good home, good farm dogs, serious inquiries only, call 352-794-7385 or 352-212-7186 FREE KITTENS for Christmas Joy Call (352) 860-0964 Free kittens, one male short hair and one female long hair,to a good home only, inside cats, litter trained. (352) 419-4221 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 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

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C8TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 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 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 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! Need a JOB? www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Employment source is... Pressure Cleaning CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 BOB BROWNSFence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood DRY OAK FIREWOOD Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80 Delivered & Stacked. 352-344-2696 Premium Seasoned split Firewood $75 Per Stack (4x8) Free Delivery (352) 527-8352 Gutters 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 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 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 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 0009XRD YOUR AD HERE$250/monthCall Finette to reserve this space352-564-2940 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 117 S Lunar Terrace 2 bedroom. 2 bath. Enclosed FR, Garage & Carport,Large Yard. UPDATED MUST SEE $74.900 mavery3@tampabay.rr.com or 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. To viewwww.InvernessPool Home.FSBOnetusa.com 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschroniclenews as it happens right at your finger tips 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 Apartments Unfurnished 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 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 Mobile Homes and Land 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 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 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 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 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 2/1 FURNISHED MOBILE HOME, Over 55 Park $190 Lot Rent Village Pine, Inglis Lot 4 A$12,500 (906) 281-7092 Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500 Singlewides from $3,500 Bank authorized liquidator. New inventory daily CALL (352) 621-9183 HOLIDAY SALEBad credit OK.! New 2012 Jacobsen w/ 5 yr. warranty. Appx. 1200 sq. ft. 3/2, many upgrades. Buy for only $36,900 or have delivered and set up with A/C, heat, steps & skirting only $2,600 down, $379.97/mo. for 20 years W.A.C. Come by or call 352-621-9181 Taylor Made Homes 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 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 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 Utility Trailers 1999, 7x14 Box Trailer, dual axel, ramp, side Dr. like new, $2,650 obo (352) 503-3787 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 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 CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 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 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 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 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

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C10TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE The holiday shopping season is here. So are the best holiday offers at Nick Nicholas Ford. If youre looking for a new way to drive into the new year, come on into Nick Nicholas Ford during t he Ford Year End Celebration. We invite you to see the newest technology in our fuel-efficient cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Find out for yourself why Ford is the best-selling brand in America. 1 So come on in today. Take a look and drive one. Were sure youll have a very happy new year. From Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Lynda & Nick Nicholas Carol Nicholas with Allison and Ashley Shane and Christy Bryant with Nicholas, Mason and Brooke Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Crystal River 1 Based on CYTD sales. 2 Optional Feature. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use SYNC/My FordTouch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features m ay be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. 3 Based on RDA Groups GQRS cumulative survey at three months of service in three surveys of 2010 Ford and competitive owners conducted 9/09-5/10. *Prices and paymen ts include all incentives and Ford Factory rebates with approved credit. Plus tax, tag, title and administrativ e fee of $399. Ford Credit Financing required. Not all buyers will qualify. See dealer for details. Dealer is not r esponsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. Prices and payments good through 12/31/11. Hwy. 19 N. 795-7371 Nick Nicholas S.R. 44 Crystal River Mall U.S. 19 U.S. 98 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Formerly Gulf Coast Ford Call Toll Free 877-795-7371 or Visit Us Online www.nicknicholasford LINCOLN .com 0009V9U 2012 FUSION SE Year End Sales Price $ 22,900 $25,210 MSRP -310 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Discount -1,000 Retail Customer Cash -1,000 Promo Retail Customer Cash G2C022 MPG City/Hwy 23/33 2012 TAURUS SEL Year End Sales Price $ 25,950 G2C034 $29,250 MSRP -1,300 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Discount -1,000 Retail Customer Cash -1,000 Promo Retail Customer Cash 2012 ESCAPE XLT G2T018 Year End Sales Price $ 22,735 $26,235 MSRP -1,000 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Discount -500 Retail Bonus Customer Cash -1,000 Customer Cash -1,000 Bonus Customer Cash GREAT SELECTION OF QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES LINCOLN MKZ 65,000 miles, loaded $17,950 EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER 1 owner, Loaded $28,950 FORD E-350 CLUB WAGON XLT, 12 passenger $21,950 FORD WINDSTAR SE 1 owner $5,950 LINCOLN MKZ 37,000 miles $19,950 CHEVY AVEO LT 11,000 miles $13,950 FORD FOCUS WAGON ZTW Loaded $6,950 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE $6,950 FORD EXPLORER SPORT 4x4 $7,950 FORD FOCUS ZX4 $9,950 FORD FOCUS SE $16,950 C ER TIFIED FORD FUSION SEL 28,000 miles $17,950 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S $18,950 FORD FUSION SE $18,950 BUICK LUCERNE CXL $19,950 HYUNDAI SANTA FE All Wheel Drive, loaded. $22,950 SHELBY GT 500 44,000 miles, like new, loaded $32,950 GRAND MARQUIS LS $15,950 GRAND MARQUIS LS $13,950 LINCOLN TOWNCAR Continental Edition $29,950 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER $15,950 FORD FUSION SE $19,950 FORD FIVE HUNDRED SEL $11,950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $8,950 MERCURY MARINER $18,950 FORD EDGE SEL $22,950 KIA SORENTO EX $9,950 GRAND MARQUIS LS $11,950 CHEVY CAVELIER CONVT 62,000 miles $5,950 FORD FOCUS SE One owner $10,950 LINCOLN MKX $31,950 F-150 XLT CREW CAB 4X4 $24,950 LINCOLN MKS 32,000 miles, one owner, loaded $26,950 C ERTI FIED F-150 CREW CAB 4X4 Lariat $32,950 F-250 CREW CAB 4X4 King Ranch $29,950 000A5IV

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 C11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 505-1227 TUCRN Van Valkenburg, Thomas H. 2011 CP 696 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 696 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS H. VAN VALKENBURG Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS H. VAN VALKENBURG, deceased, whose date of death was September 5, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 504-1227 TUCRN Czechowski, Edward W. 2011 CP 815 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 815 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD W. CZECHOWSKI A/K/A EDWARD WILLIAM CZECHOWSKI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWARD W. CZECHOWSKI a/k/a EDWARD WILLIAM CZECHOWSKI, deceased, whose date of death was October 4, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Loretta M. Keen 28 Chinkapin Circle, Homosassa, Florida 34446 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attorney for Loretta M. Keen Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 20 and 27, 2011. 503-1227 TUCRN Czechowski, Irene 2011 CP 816 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 816 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF IRENE CZECHOWSKI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of IRENE CZECHOWSKI, deceased, whose date of death was October 4, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Loretta M. Keen 28 Chinkapin Circle, Homosassa, Florida 34446 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attorney for Loretta M. Keen Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 20 and 27, 2011. 502-1227 TUCRNMoring, Garrison Alexander 2011-CP-826 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-826 IN RE: ESTATE OF GARRISON ALEXANDER MORING, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GARRISON ALEXANDER MORING, deceased, whose date of death is September 18, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is 593-76-8097, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 THREE (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. NOTWITSTANDING 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PATRICIA M. MORING 10599 North Silverlake Point, Dunnellon, Florida 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ PATRICIA M. MORING Florida Bar No. 712809 MORING AND MORING, P.A. 7655 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Suite 12, Crystal River, FL 34429 Phone: (352) 795-1797 December 20 and 27, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 0009XRL YOUR AD HERE$250/monthCall Finette to reserve this space352-564-2940 Motorcycles Harley Davidson04, $9700., Bagger Crystal River Cell (727) 207-1619 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 SUZUKI, Boulevard C-50T, 1 owner, only 4K mi., $5,000 (352) 484-9853 Verucci Scooter, 49cc $500. (352) 564-0730 Motorcycles 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 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 DAVIDSON2002 Low Rider 14,000 miles, one owner, lots of extras. $9500.00 352-560-3731 0008XHA For more information on how to reach Citrus County Readers call 352-563-5592. 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 FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. 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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 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. 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C12TUESDAY, DECEMBER27, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE Lien Notices 525-1227 TUCRN 1/7 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the vehicle(s) below under Florida Statutes 713.78. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding onthe premises Lien Notices Lien Notices where said vehicle(s) have been stored and which is located at Adams 24 Hr Towing, 6403 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa,Citrus County, Florida the following: DateOfSale:01/07/12 2001 CHEVY VIN 3GNEC16TX1G241296 1997 CHEVY VIN 1GNEK13R1VJ376151 2003 MITSUBISHI VIN 4A3AC44G43E176841 Purchase must be paid for at the time of sale in cash only. Vehicle(s) sold as is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement, between owner & obligated party. Dec. 27, 2011. 506-1227 TUCRN Richter, Gloria F. 2011-CP-780 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-780 IN RE: ESTATE OF GLORIA F. RICHTER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gloria F. Richter, deceased, whose date of death was September 3, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Jimmie B. Castagnola 5080 East Prentice Lane, Inverness, Florida 34452-8357 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ R. Shawn Fitzpatrick Florida Bar No. 40999 352-726-1821 FITZPATRICK & FITZPATRICK, P.A. 213 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34450-4239 December 20 and 27, 2011. 507-1227 TUCRNCarlucci Sr., Thomas 2011 CP 784 Notice of Admin.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011 CP 784 IN RE: ESTATE OF: THOMAS CARLUCCI, SR. A/K/A THOMAS J. CARLUCCI, SR., Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The Administration of the Estate of THOMAS CARLUCCI, SR. A/K/A THOMAS J. CARLUCCI, SR., deceased, File Number: 2011 CP 784, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the Co-Personal Representatives and the Co-Personal Representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons whom this Notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court. WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents Estate on whom a copy of this Notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice must file their claims with this Court. WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents Estate must file their claims with this Court. WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A petition to determine exempt property must be filed on or before the later of the date that is four months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration or the date that is 40 days after the termination of any proceeding in the estate. Whichever first occurs. An election to take elective share must be filed within the earlier of the date that is six months after the date of service of the Notice of Administration on the spouse or two years from the date of death of the decedent. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Personal Representative /s/ THOMAS CARLUCCI, JR. 5190 E. Prentice Lane, Inverness, FL 34452 /s/ MARIE FRISONE 39 Williams Drive, Massapequa Park, NY 11762 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ KAREN O. GAFFNEY, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 500682 Karen O. Gaffney, P.A. 221 West Main Street, Suite D, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-9222 December 20 and 27, 2011. 508-1227 TUCRN Poznanski, Marie 2011-CP-814 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-814 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE POZNANSKI Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marie Poznanski, deceased, whose date of death was October 26, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 PERIOD 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ JEAN COLEMAN c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, PA452 Pleasant Grove Road, IInverness, FL 34452 Phone: (352) 726-0901 Fax: (352) 726-3345 Jeanette M. Haag, Florida Bar No.: 0196529, Attorney for Estate December 20 and 27, 2011. 509-1227 TUCRN Harris, Lori Elaine 2011-CP-820 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-820 IN RE: ESTATE OF LORI ELAINE HARRIS Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Lori Elaine Harris, deceased, whose date of death was October 23, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 PERIOD 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ LARRY E. CROFT c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, PA452 Pleasant Grove Road, IInverness, FL 34452 Phone: (352) 726-0901 Fax: (352) 726-3345 Jeanette M. Haag, Florida Bar No.: 0196529, Attorney for Estate December 20 and 27, 2011. 510-1227 WCRNCave, Carroll M. 2011-CP-836 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-836 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CARROLL M. CAVE, DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the ESTATE OF CARROLL M. CAVE, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-836, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450; that the decedents date of death was Oct. 18, 2011; that the total value of the estate is exempt and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Susan C. Reeder 8675 E. Henderson Trail, Inverness, FL 34450 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ SUSAN C. REEDER c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL 34452 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, P.A. 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 (352) 726-0901 (352) 726-3345 (Fascimile) /s/ JEANNETTE M. HAAG, Florida Bar Number: 0196529 Attorney for Estate December 20 and 27, 2011. 511-1227 TUCRN Bachinsky, Andrew G. 2011-CP-787 Notice To Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-787 IN RE: ESTATE of ANDREW G. BACHINSKY DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANDREW G. BACHINSKY deceased, whose date of death was OCTOBER 16, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 512-1227 TUCRN Olson, Beatrice M. 2011-CP-846 Notice To Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-846 IN RE: ESTATE of BEATRICE M. OLSON DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Beatrice M. Olson, deceased, whose date of death was October 12, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Jeannette Haag 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Fla. Bar Number: 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone:(352) 726-1211 December 20 and 27, 2011. 513-1227 TUCRNSlitor, Wendell H. 2011-CP-855 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-855 IN RE: ESTATE OF WENDELL H. SLITOR, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Wendell H. Slitor, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-855, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was July 10, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $57,561.43 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Candace Cawley, 3109 Hazlewood Court, Bedford, TX 76021 Douglas L. Slitor, 1513 Farsta Court, Reston, VA 21090 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Candace L. Cawley 3109 Hazlewood Court, Bedford, TX 76021 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20 and 27, 2011. 515-0103 TUCRN Olson, Anna Armida 2011 CP 878 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 878 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNA ARMIDA OLSON A/K/A ARMIDA OLSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNA ARMIDA OLSON a/k/a ARMIDA OLSON (the Decedent), whose date of death was November 27, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker 2218 Highway 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attny for Thomas E. Slaymaker Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 516-0103 TUCRN Fiedler, William C. 2011 CP 796 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-796 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM C. FIEDLER Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William C. Fiedler, deceased, whose date of death was September 30, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 PERIOD 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ROSE MARIE BROWN c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, PA452 Pleasant Grove Road, IInverness, FL 34452 Phone: (352) 726-0901 Fax: (352) 726-3345 Jeanette M. Haag, Florida Bar No.: 0196529, Attorney for Estate December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 517-0103 TUCRNMistretta, Dolores A. 2011-CP-811 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-811 IN RE: ESTATE OF: DOLORES A. MISTRETTA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOLORES A. MISTRETTA deceased, whose date of death was September 20, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-3813, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PAUL L. MISTRETTA 2950 Windstone Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30062 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Kovach, Jr., Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0308020 303 Tompkins Street, P.O. Box 635, Inverness, FL 34451 Phone: (352) 341-5557 Fax: (352) 341-5558 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 518-0103 TUCRNFuss, William G. 2011-CP-838 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-838 IN RE: ESTATE OF: WILLIAM G. FUSS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM G. FUSS, deceased, whose date of death was July 21, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-0132, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ANITA G. FUSS 1830 West Trade Lane, Citrus Springs, Florida 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Kovach, Jr., Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0308020 303 Tompkins Street, P.O. Box 635, Inverness, FL 34451 Phone: (352) 341-5557 Fax: (352) 341-5558 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 519-0103 TUCRNFreed, Lorraine Hollister 2011-CP-875 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-875 IN RE: ESTATE OF LORRAINE HOLLISTER FREED, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Lorraine Hollister Freed, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-875, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was October 14, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $NONE and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Don B. Pettus, 4630 North Kenilworth Terrace, Hernando, FL 34442 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Don B. Pettus 4630 North Kenilworth Terrace, Hernando, FL 34442 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 520-0103 TUCRNTomasheski Jr., John A. 2011-CP-881 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-881 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN A. TOMASHESKI, JR. DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of John A. Tomasheski, Jr., deceased, File Number 2011-CP-881, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was October 6, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $NONE and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Mildred M. Tomasheski, 1263 E. Getty Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Mildred M. Tomasheski 1263 E. Getty Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 521-0103 TUCRN Moses, Thaddeus R. 2011-CP-830 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-830 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF THADDEUS R. MOSES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THADDEUS R. MOSES, deceased, whose date of death was October 6, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1076, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ SONDRA F. OLTMAN 2801 W. Laureen St., Lecanto, Florida 34461 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for SONDRA F. OLTMAN P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 522-0103 TUCRN Bilozur, Peter K. 2011-CP-797 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-797 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF PETER K. BILOZUR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PETER K. BILOZUR, deceased, whose date of death was August 20, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6064, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PAUL GREGORY BILOZUR 57 Laurel Rd., Lindenhurst, New York 11757 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for Paul Gregory Bilozur P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 523-0103 TUCRN Mikutel, John 2011-CP-728 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-728 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN P. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN N. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN MUKYTAL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN MIKUTEL a/k/a JOHN P. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN N. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN MUKYTAL, deceased, whose date of death was Aug. 9, 2011, and whose social security number is 052-05-4449, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ CAROLYN S. HUGHES 288 Creek Rd., Wallingford, Vermont 05773 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for CAROLYN S. HUGHES P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 524-0103 TUCRN Kurtz, Helen P. 2011-CP-000783 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO. 2011-CP-000783 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF HELEN P. KURTZ a/k/a HELEN P. KURTZ-RUBIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helen P. Kurtz, deceased, whose date of death was May 30, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2011-CP-000783; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, 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 SO 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: Frederic E. Rubin 4082 South Colony Terrace, Homosassa, FL 34446 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar No. 0857750 1-352-795-1444 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 N. Meeting Tree Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ DONALD J. BACHINSKY 120 Crossgate Drive, Elmore, Alabama 36025 Attorney for Personal Representative BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Fla. Bar Number: 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone:(352) 726-1211 December 20 and 27, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Tim Van Valkenburg 8804 NW 116th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73162 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attny for Tim Van Valkenburg Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 20 and 27, 2011.

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INSIDE DECEMBER 27, 2011 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 142 50 CITRUS COUNTY Missouri makes a statement in last game before joining SEC /B1 HEALTH & LIFE: Powerful painkiller Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nations second most-abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried it could spur a new wave of abuse./ Page C1www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C6 Community . . . .C4 Crossword . . . .C5 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .B4 Horoscope . . . .B4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B4 Movies . . . . . .C6 Obituaries . . . .A6 Classifieds . . . .C7 TV Listings . . . .C5 TUESDAYHIGH 74 LOW 43 Mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance of rain. PAGE A4 TODAY & Wednesday morning SO YOU KNOW No stocks U.S. markets were closed Monday in observance of the Christmas holiday. Look for stocks listings in Wednesdays Chronicle LOCAL EFFORTS: Blood drive Ring in the new year by giving the gift of life with LifeSouths third annual New Years Blood Drive./ Page C1Fitness drive Prepare your team for the annual Fitness in Citrus event./ Page C4 OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE A8 Selling public lands ... at a time when property values are at historic lows makes no fiscal sense whatsoever. TAKE NOTECHANGES COMING: Brand new Viewfinder debuts Jan. 8 In January, the Chronicles weekly television section, Viewfinder, will become optional for subscribers who receive Sundays newspaper. The reformatted section will include expanded movie listings, late night listings, entertaining features and more. The cost for those wishing to receive the section is an additional 25 cents per week. On Jan. 8 and 15, all subscribers will receive a copy of the revamped section. After that, those interested in continued delivery should call the Citrus County Chronicles customer service department at 352-563-5655. C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterBUSHNELL Everything from home-grown food to the business of farming will be covered in a trade show next month with the goal of offering something for everyone. The AGRItunity Conference and Trade Show is scheduled for Jan. 28 at the West Central Florida Agricultural Education Center at the Sumter County Fairgrounds in Bushnell. The keynote speaker will be Ben Hewitt, who is a farmer and author. Born and raised in northern Vermont, Hewitt runs a small-scale, diversified hill farm with his family. Hewitt, his wife and two sons live in a self-built home powered by a windmill and solar photovoltaic panels. His work has appeared in such national periodicals as the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Gourmet, Discover, Skiing, Eating Well, Yankee Magazine, Powder, Mens Journal, National Geographic Adventure and Outside. Hewitts most recent book is Making Supper Safe: One Mans Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety (Rodale). From dumpster diving to the battle over food rights to genetically engineered salmon and the interplay between humans and the bacteria they consume, Hewitts book explores the untold story of food safety with humor and good-natured skepticism. Hewitts first book, The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food (Rodale), was published in 2010. It tells the story of a rural, workingclass Vermont community attempting to blueprint and implement a localized food system. The keynote address will be The Futures in the Dirt: Digging into localized agriculture and its potential to revitalize health, environment and regional economies. Hewitt also will conduct a workshop for those who AGRItunity show set for Jan. 28 Farmer, author to discuss solar power See SOLAR / Page A2 C ATHYK APULKA Staff Writer INVERNESS T he Inverness Lowes and Wal-Mart stores were filled with customers who were searching for post-Christmas bargains or returning unsatisfactory Christmas presents Monday, the day after the gift-giving holiday. Patrons waited patiently in long lines at the Inverness Wal-Mart determined to have the dilemma they had with their Christmas gift corrected via exchange, a refund or a store credit. So far, being the first day, its kind of what we expected, said Georgeanne Reesey, Wal-Mart customer service manager. She said people return gifts for many reasons. This year a popular reason was that they received two of the same gift. Reesey stated that electronics were the least returned gift this year, because those are the gifts the people really did want. Drew McElveen, 8, and his mother, Beth, returned two Christmas gifts. Drew returned a Crosman BB gun that is too hard for him to pump, and Beth returned an Air Hogs remotecontrol toy that has a broken on/off switch. Theyre (Wal-Mart) pretty good about returning stuff, Beth said. Ive never really had a problem. Beth said she explained to Drew that this was one of the stores busiest days, especially for returning merchandise, but he was determined to exchange his gun for one he could operate. Oh my gosh, we couldnt even find a parking spot, Beth said. Carlotta Yancey braved the crowds at Wal-Mart to return two defective Christmas gifts, a Kindle ABOVE: Cassandra Thomashunis, left, a cashier at Lowes in Inverness, listens to Chuck Matthews, right, as he explains the Moen faucet he purchased as a Christmas gift for his mother, Suzanne, right center, has a quality issue. Chucks wife, left center, Mahota looks on. BELOW: Carlotta Yancey, of Floral City, heads into the Inverness Wal-Mart to return two defective Christmas gifts, a Kindle Fire for her great-grandson and a dog bed for her dog Coby, on the day after Christmas. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Drew McElveen, 8, heads into the Inverness Wal-Mart with his mother, Beth, both of Beverly Hills, to return two Christmas gifts. Drew is returning a Crosman BB gun and Beth is returning an Air Hogs remote-control toy. Returns, bargains lure people to stores the day after Christmas See EXCHANGE / Page A4 Associated PressWASHINGTON The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 if it isnt knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists. Unemployment will barely fall from the current 8.6 percent rate, though, by the time President Barack Obama runs for re-election in November, the economists say. The three dozen private, corporate and academic economists expect the economyto grow 2.4 percent next year. In 2011, it likely grew less than 2 percent. The year is ending on an upswing. The economy has generated at least 100,000 new jobs for five months in a row the longest such streak since 2006. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits has dropped to the lowest level since April 2008. The trend suggests that layoffs have all but stopped and hiring could pick up. And the economy avoided a setback when President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday extending a Social Security tax cut that was to expire at years end. But Congress could agree only on a two-month extension. The economists surveyed Dec. 14-20 expect the country to create 177,000 jobs a month through Election Day 2012. That would be up from an average 132,000 jobs a month so far in 2011. Dean Maki, chief U.S. economist at Barclays Capital, said the U.S. economy remains vulnerable to an outside shock. A big threat is the risk that Europes debt crisis will trigger a worldwide credit freeze like the one that hit Wall Street in late 2008. A shock to the U.S. economy, he said, might not be as dangerous if it were growing at a healthier 4 percent to 5 percent annual pace. But when growth is stuck at 2 percent or 3 percent, a major global crisis could stall job creation and raise unemployment. Beyond Europe, troubles in other areas could also upset the U.S. economy next year, the economists said. Congressional gridlock ahead of the 2012 elections and unforeseen global events, like this years Arab Spring protests, could slow the U.S. economy. Three economists said rising nuclear tensions with Iran are a concern. Even without an outside jolt, the economists expect barely enough job creation in 2012 to stay ahead of population growth and the return of discouraged workers into the labor force. Survey: Economy to pick up, but still vulnerable See ECONOMY / Page A4

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Associated PressORLANDO When the Florida Legislature begins its 2012 session next month, it will do so just six months after a jury acquitted Casey Anthony of killing her 2-year-old daughter in one of the states most high-profile murder trials. That verdict has some legislators pushing a law that would make it a felony if a parent or guardian doesnt tell authorities a child is missing or dead within a certain period. Some legal experts and law enforcement officials say the law as written reaches too far. Florida House Bill 49 and Senate bills 84, 86 and 146 are among similar Caylees Law legislation that have sprung up in more than a dozen states since the controversial July verdict and are among several new crime laws legislators will consider beginning Jan. 10. Lawmakers also will be looking at tweaking Floridas drug law, and examining legislation designed to keep juvenile offenders out of detention and help prison inmates avoid returning to a life of crime when they are released. Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, co-sponsored HB 49 along with fellow Rep. Fred Costello, R-Ormond Beach. Hager said he respects the jurys verdict in the Anthony case, but feels that there is room to strengthen existing laws. I think the citizens of Florida were shocked to learn there was not an effective law in place in connection with the failure to report a child missing, Hager said. This addresses that. Casey Anthony was charged with murder following Caylees disappearance in June 2008. The 25-year-old didnt report her child missing for 31 days before telling police that a fictitious babysitter had kidnapped the child. She maintained the same story to her family and authorities until the childs skeletal remains were found in some woods in December 2008 not far from the family home. Anthony stood trial for her toddlers death last summer, using the defense that Caylee drowned in the family pool, that she panicked and that her father, a former police officer, helped her cover up the death by placing the childs body in the woods. He denied it. She was acquitted of murder, but convicted of four charges of lying to police and released a short time later on time served. I dont think we can prevent irresponsible parenting, but we can certainly put in place penalties for parents that fail in the most basic fundamental responsibility to safeguard a child, Hager said. Are there many instances a like law like this would apply? Theres a precious few. But we dont want a situation like this to arise again where prosecutors and juries dont have the necessary tools. The verdict elicited largely a visceral response nationwide, with many people feeling Anthony got away with murder. It led to an Oklahoma woman starting a petition on the activist website Change.org calling for a federal Caylees Law. The petition has garnered nearly 1.3 million signatures to date. The quick response by so many state legislatures to write versions of the law has drawn criticism. Caylees Law is a legislative reaction to the publics frustration with the Casey Anthony verdict, said Pace (N.Y.) Law School professor Leslie Garfield, a graduate of UFs Levin College of Law. Legislators in our country have a history of proposing laws that are reactionary to public outcry following perceived injustice to children. Hager doesnt shy away from that sentiment, but said that doesnt mean the law doesnt have merit. My bill was, in fact, a response to a high-profile crime, Hager said. And No. 2, this alleged crime occurred in 2008, so my arithmetic suggests that three years is not a kneejerk response. This is going through a formal process, like every bill goes through. In November a Senate Select Committee on Protecting Floridas Children which was formed in response to Anthonys acquittal, recommended increasing the penalty for intentionally providing false information if the missing child is 16 years or under and suffers serious injuries or dies. But the committee declined to recommend setting any deadlines for reporting a child missing or dead. Some proposals had suggested reporting deadlines between 12 and 48 hours. Manatee County Sheriffs Office Major Connie Shingledecker, who has also served on a Florida Department of Children and Families task force, told Senate committee members in October that she worried such specific timeframes could confuse parents as to whether they are being required to wait a certain time to report a child missing. University of Miami law professor Tamara Lave said whats troubling most to her about the proposed Caylees Law legislation as proposed is a strict liability law, meaning it could punish those who arent intentionally trying to commit a crime by notifying anyone like family members or a minister before authorities. One could respond you must depend on prosecutor to do right thing, Lave said. Thats a dangerous way to proceed with criminal law because you dont always have good or competent prosecutors. Other criminal bills sure to draw attention this session include Senate Bill 448, which would shorten the sentences of low-level, nonviolent prisoners who complete drug and other rehabilitation while in the program at separate facilities on or near prison grounds. It would be open to inmates with sentences of no more than five years who have completed half of their terms. It would be the first significant change to Floridas requirement that inmates serve at least 85 percent of their sentences, which went into effect in 1995. Also, Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, said they will seek passage of SB 732 and HB 561, which would revise the amount of a controlled drug a person must knowingly sell, purchase, manufacture or deliver in order to be subject to mandatory minimum prison terms. The state is appealign a Manatee County judges decision that struck down the 2002 law. Circuit Judge Scott Brownell ruled it violates due process rights. The state Supreme Court is set to rule on the case soon, but Bogdanoff and Fresen plan to go ahead with their bills even if the high court upholds existing law.A2 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL /S TATE WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. 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Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrus Publishing employees and their families are not eligible to enter. 0 0 0 A 6 J B Frostys got family in Florida Special to the Chronicle Resident Kevin Noels sister Joy Noel came to Inverness from New York to share Christmas with Noel and their mother Lois Noel. After having our Christmas morning of opening gifts, Noel wrote, the whole family loaded up and went to Fort Island Gulf Beach. For a long time, my sister has wanted to make a snowman. This is what we ended up with on Christmas Day. The people at the beach all got a kick out of this. With a seaweed scarf, carrot nose and two eyes made out of shells. We had fun doing this. Merry Christmas to all. want to learn how he uses alternative energy, which he calls Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Agriculture: The realities of solar-powered food production. The event also will offer eight workshops, a large tradeshow, animal exhibits and antique farm equipment. Lunches will be on sale at the Speckled Butterbean restaurant. Pre-registration is $15 at http://sumter.ifas.ufl.edu. The cost for the conference is $20 at the door if not preregistered. Pre-conference activities on Jan. 27 will include a day-long farm tour and a hydroponics workshop for additional fees. For more information, call 352-793-2728 ext. 236 or email sakelly@ufl.edu. AGRItunity is a project of the extension offices in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Pasco and Sumter counties. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2916. SOLAR Continued from Page A1 Legislators consider Caylees Law, crime bills 2012 SESSION Associated PressPALATKA, Fla. Two Mayo Clinic employees and a pilot flying to a University of Florida hospital to retrieve a heart for a transplant were killed when their helicopter crashed Monday in north Florida, officials said. The helicopter departed the Jacksonville hospital around 5:45 a.m. but never arrived in Gainesville, about 60 miles southwest, said Kathy Barbour, a spokeswoman for the Mayo Clinic. The employees names were not released because relatives hadnt been notified. The employees were on their way to pick up a heart for a transplant in Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic spokesman Carl Oestreich told The Associated Press. The helicopter crashed about 12 miles northeast of Palatka, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen. Clay County Sheriffs Office dispatcher Myron White confirmed three people died in the crash, but no additional information was immediately available. The National Transportation Safety Board also was investigating. FAA records show the Bell 206 helicopter is owned by SK Jets. An employee who declined to give her name said the St. Augustine company had no immediate information. Gary Robb, a Kansas City aviation attorney specializing in helicopter safety, said SK is known as a careful and safe operator in the industry. The Bell 206 helicopter is a small, lightweight aircraft that has low weight and speed capabilities, and its primarily used by traffic reporters or police departments, Robb said. Its not usually used in donor flights, he said. The Bell 206 helicopter usually has an older engine no longer installed in new helicopters, Robb said. Weve seen a number of instances where that engine simply failed, Robb said. Mayo Clinic workers die in helicopter crash

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Around THE STATE Citrus County Voter registration books to close Supervisor of Elections Susan Gill announced the voter registration books for the Jan. 31, Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) will close Tuesday, Jan. 3, for all new registrants to Florida and to anyone wishing to change their party affiliation. Voter registration applications mailed to the supervisors office at 120 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness 34450, should bear a postmark of Jan. 3 or earlier, or be brought to the supervisor of elections office in Inverness or the Crystal River office at 801 S.E. U.S. 19. By law, Florida is a closed primary state and as such, the 2012 PPP is a partisan election for registered Republicans only. There are no democratic candidates, minor party candidates or amendments on the ballot this election. Voters are encouraged to ensure their registration is upto-date. If voting by mail, a current signature must be on file. Visit www.votecitrus.com or call 352-341-6740, to check your registration status, to request a vote-by-mail ballot, to access a voter registration application, for information on how to update your signature, or report an address change. Orlando Many expected to register relationships ORLANDO Gay advocates expect a rush of samesex couples at city hall when this central Florida citys new domestic-partnership registry opens next month. The City Clerks Office told the Orlando Sentinel it already has begun accepting appointments for couples to sign the registry once it officially opens. All 16 appointments available Jan. 12, the registrys opening day, are full. The registry also is open to heterosexual partners, and some have scheduled appoints to sign the registry, city officials said.Lakeland U.S. Honor Flag will fly over officers funeralAn American flag that flew over the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks will be flown at the funeral service for a Florida police officer killed in the line of duty. Lakeland police said the U.S. Honor Flag will arrive in central Florida on Monday morning. The flag also has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan and aboard the space shuttle. Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin was fatally shot in the head while questioning some men while on patrol Dec. 19. Another officer who arrived minutes after Crispins last radio call found him unresponsive on the ground. A 19-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in Crispins death. A public viewing will be Monday night, and the funeral service is Tuesday morning. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterLECANTO It was a day of tears tears of joy as residents of the Path of Citrus County were treated to Christmas dinner and gifts at the Citrus County Builders Association Sunday. It has become an annual tradition for local good-hearted souls Linda and Allan Ross, who started 10 years ago by inviting residents from the rescue mission shelter into their Citrus Springs home for Christmas dinner. Actually, the first year I did this, I put on a Santa suit and rode over to the shelter on my Harley, Linda Ross said. She had collected gifts for the women and children, but discovered they had left for the holiday. So she got some socks and oranges and gave them to the men who were at the shelter in Beverly Hills. The following year, she hosted about eight residents in her home. Since then, the numbers have grown. This year, she and her husband rented the CCBA building in Lecanto, not knowing how many would show up. On Dec. 19, a story in the Chronicle issued a plea from Ross for prepared food and gifts for shelter residents and requested people bring them to the CCBA location Christmas morning. As DuWayne Sipper, Path executive director, put it, She got her socks blown off. Ross said when she opened the doors at 9:30 a.m., more than 50 people showed up to drop food and gifts off, filling six 8-foot tables with things such as socks, underwear, shirts, blankets, toiletries and personal care items. Citrus County needs to pat themselves on the back for this, Ross said. We didnt just feed people, we touched lives. It was magical. Sipper said 19 residents of the shelter attended, plus volunteers and staff. Linda and Allan have been helping us out feeding folks for years, Sipper said. Theyre phenomenal. In addition to a meal and gifts, which were unwrapped and out on the tables for residents to choose from, there was karaoke, board games and movies, including We Are Marshall about the 1970 plane crash that killed an entire college football team and how the community pulled together to rebuild and heal. My wife cried all day, Sipper said. He added enough food and gifts were available for an army, evidence of Gods grace, and people from the community just kept giving and giving. Dixie Hollins and his wife showed up, put on aprons and handed out gifts, he said. I told everyone that Jesus said its more blessed to give than receive and we found out why. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. Path residents receive Christmas cheer Some serve dinner at rescue mission, others donate gifts Special to the ChronicleOn Saturday, Dec. 10, Civil Air Patrol cadets from the West Citrus Cadet Squadron and the Citrus County Composite Squadron participated in laying wreaths at Bushnell National Cemetery and Florida Hills Memorial Gardens for Wreaths Across America Day. While lacking the notoriety of Memorial or Veterans Day, Wreaths Across America Day has become an important day of remembrance for U.S. servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate price. On this day, Wreaths Across America places natural wreaths from the state of Maine on graves and memorial sites across all 50 U.S. states. Their mission is simple yet clear: Remember the Fallen, Honor Those Who Serve, and Teach Our Children the Cost of Freedom. With a light, misty rain falling, the West Citrus Cadets laid wreaths silently, efficiently and respectfully, standing at attention and saluting in unison for every wreath placed on a soldiers grave, West Citrus Commander Keith Shewbart said. When the wreaths were all placed, cadets prepared color guard equipment for the laying of the ceremonial wreaths, one for each branch of the military and an additional wreath to remember POWs and MIAs. Wreaths Across America was founded 19 years ago when Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company, remembered a boyhood visit to the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In 1991, left with an overstock of wreaths at the end of the holiday season, Worcester decided to use them to honor veterans. Many local people and organizations helped to make the first Wreaths Across America a success at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2005, a photo of the Arlington wreaths covered in snow circulated on the Internet, and requests across the nation poured in. With the help of the Civil Air Patrol and other civic organizations, Wreaths Across America had the logistical support to rapidly grow. In 2006, the program had expanded to more than 150 locations nationwide. This year, 90,000 wreaths were placed at Arlington National Cemetery and 200,000 more were placed in other states, including Citrus County. With the ceremony complete, the cadets packed their equipment to return home. Shewbart told the cadets in the car they had one additional task to complete in Crystal River. Retired Marine and senior Drill Instructor Richard A. Dick Davis passed suddenly last week, he told the cadets. He was a Marine, a great American, a good friend, and we have one more wreath to deliver. Parking the car a few doors away, Shewbart informed Davis widow he wanted to give her something special. After redeploying the color guard, the cadets marched up to the house with one last wreath in hand. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Mathew Brock, who recently signed his intent to join the U.S. Marine Corps, personally presented Mrs. Mary Lou Davis with the wreath. Cadet Airman 1st Class Jared Nero remarked, Laying the wreaths at the cemetery was special and made me proud, but what we did for Mrs. Davis is what its all about. Shewbart swelled with pride and replied to the cadet, You are right, I couldnt agree more. Cadets present included: Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Brock, Cadet airman Dana Laurents, Cadet Master Sgt. Mason Murphy, Cadet Airman Jared Nero, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Sharp and Cadet 2nd Lt. Samuel Shewbart. Civil Air Patrol cadets honor fallen, forgotten Local youths place wreaths on graves N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterAs the saying goes: Climate is what is supposed to happen; weather is what does happen. Because of a continuing La Nia pattern, the prediction for winter 2011-12 is warmer than normal temperatures, just like weve been experiencing. But dont pack your jackets and scarves away just yet, Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker said. This isnt a very convincing La Nia, Linker said Monday. La Nia refers to the periodic cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the central and east-central Pacific waters around the equator. Its counterpart, El Nio (the little boy or Christ child), refers to the periods of warmer-thannormal surface ocean water in the eastern tropical Pacific. It was originally recognized by fishermen off the coast of South America who noticed the water was unusually warm for being close to Christmas. In the past 20 years, only three La Nias and seven El Nios have occurred. They occur about every three to five years. La Nias generally last between nine and 12 months and up to two years. It looks like we might be transitioning to an El Nio by the end of this winter, Linker said. What that means for us is this: The odds of a winter as cold or colder than the previous two years are slim, Linker said. However, that doesnt mean Citrus County wont have its freezes and cold weather. According to information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2009-10 was one of the coldest winters on record for Citrus County. Linker said one viewer in Homosassa reported 32 freezes. Last year, it got colder earlier, Linker said. But two years ago, December 2009 was warm like this December has been, and the colder temperatures lasted into March. Climatologists reported the 2010-11 winter La Nia conditions as one of the strongest in recorded history, triggering historic flooding in northeast Australia and heavy rains in Indonesia and Brazil. For this winter, NOAA predicts Florida will be drier than average, with an equal chance for above-, nearor belownormal temperatures and above-normal wildfire conditions. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. Winter weather? Climate patterns indicate possible move into El Nio DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Bert Ferguson picks some tangerines from the highest branches of a neighbors tree in Inverness. Ferguson and his wife Barbara are stocking up on the citrus fruit for their family and friends to share. Special to the Chronicle As part of the Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 10, local Civil Air Patrol cadets participated by honoring the widow of local Marine veteran Dick Davis with an honor guard and the presentation of a wreath.

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I just dont know if its going to be enough to bring the unemployment rate down, said Chad Moutray, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers. The AP economists expect the unemployment rate to be stuck at a recessionlevel 8.4 percent when voters go to the polls in November. Unemployment was 8.6 percent in November. A majority (56 percent) of the economists say the economy will get a lift from Federal Reserve policies. The Fed has said it plans to keep short-term interest rates near zero through at least mid-2013 if the economy remains weak. The central bank also has begun a campaign to try to push down mortgage rates and other long-term interest rates through next June. Those surveyed also think the economy is strong enough to withstand higher oil prices. At near $100 a barrel, oil prices are up 10 percent from a year ago. But only two of the economists AP surveyed expect the higher prices to slow the economy a lot. The economists expect the European economy to shrink 0.5 percent in 2011 and fall into a recession. Europe is slowing as heavily indebted countries slash spending and banks exposed to government debt curtain lending. Among the gravest fears is that a major country like Italy will default on its debt, wiping out some banks with large holdings of European government bonds. A worldwide credit crunch like the one that followed the 2008 failure of Lehman Bros could follow. Twenty-one of the economists listed Europe as a threat to the U.S. economy next year. If it were a big enough downturn, given the size of Europe, it could bring the world economy down into recession, said Allen Sinai, president of Decision Economics. But overall, the economists see only an 18 percent chance Europes debt troubles will cause a recession in the United States. The economists are divided over which step European policymakers should take now. More than one-fourth say the European Central Bank should aggressively try to lower the borrowing costs of the Italian and Spanish governments by buying their bonds. Nearly one-fifth say European countries should jointly issue Eurobonds. And 17 percent say European governments should slash spending. Still, the economists expect European policymakers to find a way to prevent the crisis from escalating into a global financial panic. If Europe can stabilize its economies, the U.S. stock markets would rally sharply, economists say, and prospects for U.S. economic growth would brighten. Europe appears to be the only real impediment to keeping this recovery from happening, said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economics. Fire that was a gift for her great-grandson, Vinny Irvin, and a dog bed that was a gift for her dog, Coby. Theyre good, Yancey said about her past experience with returning goods at Wal-Mart. Its just going to be (bad) standing in the long line now. Another lady I saw in the parking lot said the line looked nasty. The Inverness Lowes was not as busy as Wal-Mart with returns, but Cassandra Thomashunis, a cashier at the store, said she handled a great deal more returns than usual, and some of the returns were not Christmas gifts. It all went smoothly, she said. Our Christmas in the home-improvement industry is springtime, said Karen Cobb, a corporate spokesperson for Lowes. While we are a destination for Christmas shopping, spring is our busiest time. Chuck Matthews returned a Moen faucet at Lowes that he purchased as a Christmas gift for his mother, Suzanne. He said he was unsatisfied with the quality of the faucet, but he was very satisfied with the way Lowes handled the return. It took all of two minutes, he said with a smile. HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: Dec. 23 By Voterama in Congress Social Security Tax-Cuts: House Republicans defeated, 229-193, a Senate bill to extend for 60 days Social Security payroll-tax cuts, long-term jobless benefits and current Medicare pay levels for doctors. A yes vote backed a House-passed GOP plan for a one-year extension, among several other major differences. (HR 3630) Rich Nugent, Yes. Senate v. House Tax Plans: Members defeated, 183238, a non-binding Democratic bid to instruct HouseSenate negotiators to favor the bipartisan Senate version of HR 3630 (above) over the GOP-drafted House version. A yes vote backed the Senate's 60-day renewal of Social Security tax cuts to give Congress time to agree on a one-year renewal. Nugent, No. Rep. West, Democrats, Joseph Goebbels: Members blocked, 231-188, a bid by Democrats for the House to disapprove of Rep. Alan West's comparison of their party's political messaging to the propaganda of Nazi minister Joseph Goebbels, who helped conduct the Holocaust. West is a Florida Republican. A yes vote opposed the Democfatic motion. Nugent, Yes. Key votes ahead: Congress has adjourned for the year, with the 2012 session scheduled to begin Jan. 17 in the House and Jan. 23 in the Senate. 2011 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Today's active pollen: Juniper, composites Todays count: 3.2/12 Wednesdays count: 6.8 Thursdays count: 6.3 Rich Nugent A4 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 wks.: $36.65* 6 mos.: $64.63* 1 year: $116.07* *Subscription price includes a separate charge of .14 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-6363 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. 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C12 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . . . C11 EXCHANGE Continued from Page A1 Special to the ChronicleThe Citrus County YMCA is now taking registrations for its Youth Basketball and Cheer League, which will start Jan. 16. This will be the second year league games will be at the Key Training Center in the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center gymnasium. Because of the popularity of last years league, the YMCA has increased the session to 10 weeks this year. The Y has added age divisions ranging from 3 to 16 years old. Practice schedules for basketball and cheerleading will be sent to parents the first week in January. Practices for a few of the age divisions will be at CREST School off Educational Path in Lecanto. Other practices will be at the Key Training Center near Crystal River. Practices will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. All games will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Key Training Center gym. YMCAs across the country have been offering youth leagues in basketball and cheerleading for many years. With the Basketball League, participants are taught the fundamentals of the game, along with incorporating skills and drills. Teamwork and sportsmanship are a primary focus, along with allowing the children to enjoy playing the sport in a non-competitive environment. Similarly, the Cheer League emphasizes the fundamentals of cheerleading, teamwork and good sportsmanship, along with learning age-appropriate cheers. Registration is open through Jan. 6. Cost is $85 per child for basketball and cheer. There is an option to purchase a uniform with the Cheer league. Scholarships are available through the YMCAs Open Doors Financial Assistance program. To apply for financial assistance, contact the YMCA office. Volunteer coaches are needed. Background screening is required and provided by the Citrus County YMCA. Sponsors are also needed, and sponsor names will be printed on team T-shirts. For questions regarding the Basketball and Cheer Leagues, stop by the YMCA office in Beverly Hills at 3909 North Lecanto Highway, or call 352-637-0132. Youth basketball, cheer league begins Jan. 16 ECONOMY Continued from Page A1

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Associated PressMEXICO CITY When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming. The alert goes out from a taxi driver or a street vendor, equipped with a high-end handheld radio and paid to work as a lookout known as a halcon, or hawk. The radio signal travels deep into the arid countryside, hours by foot from the nearest road. There, the 8foot-tall dark-green branches of the rockrose bush conceal a radio tower painted to match. A cable buried in the dirt draws power from a solar panel. A signal-boosting repeater relays the message along a network of powerful antennas and other repeaters that stretch hundreds of miles across Mexico, a shadow communications system allowing the cartel to coordinate drug deliveries, kidnapping, extortion and other crimes with the immediacy and precision of a modern military or law-enforcement agency. The Mexican army and marines have begun attacking the system, seizing hundreds of pieces of communications equipment in at least three operations since September that offer a firsthand look at a surprisingly far-ranging and sophisticated infrastructure. Current and former U.S. law-enforcement officials say the equipment was part of a single network that until recently extended from the U.S. border down eastern Mexicos Gulf coast and into Guatemala. The network allowed Zetas operatives to conduct encrypted conversations without depending on the official cellphone network, which is relatively easy for authorities to tap into, and does not reach deep into the Mexican countryside. Theyre doing what any sensible military unit would do, said Robert Killebrew, a retired U.S. Army colonel who has studied the Mexican drug cartels for the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank. Theyre branching out into as many forms of communications as possible. The Mexican army said on Dec. 4 it had seized a total of at least 167 antennas, 155 repeaters, 166 power sources, 71 pieces of computer equipmentand 1,446 radios. The equipment has been taken down in several cities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and the northern states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas. The network was built around 2006 by the Gulf cartel, a narcotics-trafficking gang that employed a group of enforcers known as the Zetas, who had defected from Mexican army special forces. The Zetas split from the Gulf cartel in 2010 and have since become one of the nations most dominant drug cartels, with profitable sidelines in kidnapping, extortion and human trafficking. The networks mastermind was Jose Luis Del Toro Estrada, a communications expert known as Tecnico who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine in federal court in Houston, Texas, two years ago. Using millions of dollars worth of legally available equipment, Del Toro established the system in most of Mexicos 31 states and parts of Guatemala under the orders of the top leaders in the Gulf cartel and Zetas. The Gulf cartel boss in each drugsmuggling territory, or plaza, was responsible for buying towers and repeaters as well as equipping his underlings with radios, according to Del Toros plea agreement. 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Twelve American astronauts have walked on it. And lunar rocks and soil have been hauled back from it. Despite being well studied, Earths closest neighbor remains an enigma. Over the New Years weekend, a pair of spacecraft the size of washing machines are set to enter orbit around it in the latest lunar mission. Their job is to measure the uneven gravity field and determine what lies beneath straight down to the core. Since rocketing from the Florida coast in September, the near-identical Grail spacecraft have been independently traveling to their destination and will arrive 24 hours apart. Their paths are right on target that engineers recently decided not to tweak their positions. Both spacecraft have performed essentially flawlessly since launch, but one can never take anything for granted in this business, said mission chief scientist Maria Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The nail-biting part is yet to come. On New Years Eve, one of the Grail probes short for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory will fire its engine to slow down so it can be captured into orbit. This move will be repeated by the other the following day. Engineers said the chances of the probes overshooting are slim since their trajectories have been precise. Getting struck by a cosmic ray may prevent the completion of the engine burn and they wont get boosted into the right orbit. Once in orbit, the spacecraft will spend the next two months flying in formation and chasing one another around the moon until they are about 35 miles above the surface with an average separation of 124 miles. Data collection wont begin until March. Previous missions have attempted to measure lunar gravity with mixed success. Grail is the first mission dedicated to this goal. Using the gravity information, scientists can deduce whats below or at the lunar surface such as mountains and craters and may help explain why the far side of the moon is more rugged than the side that faces Earth. Grail probes to drop into orbit around moon Associated PressBAGHDAD The political party loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada alSadr called Monday for the dissolution of Iraqs parliament and new elections in another move that could escalate the countrys growing sectarian crisis. The anti-American Sadrist bloc is a partner in the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Bahaa alAaraji, the head of the Sadrists bloc in parliament, said the elections are needed because of instability in the country and problems that threaten Iraqs sovereignty. Iraq plunged into a new sectarian crisis last week, just days after the last American troops withdrew at the end of a nearly nineyear war. The new political crisis has been accompanied by a new wave of attacks on the Iraqi capital by suspected Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaida. A suicide bomber set off a car bomb Monday at a checkpoint leading to the Interior Ministry, killing seven people and injuring 32, officials said. Al-Maliki is in a political showdown with the countrys top Sunni political figure, Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, after the government issued an arrest warrant for al-Hashemi on allegations his bodyguards ran hit squads targeting government officials. The prime minister threatened to form a government without al-Hashemis Sunni-backed political party, Iraqiya, which is boycotting parliament and mulling whether to pull out of the ruling coalition. For the proposal to dissolve parliament to gain traction, it would take the consent of at least 1/3 of parliament, the president and the prime minister or a simple majority of lawmakers. Al-Malikis adviser for National Reconciliation Amer al-Khuzaie, said leaders of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the top Shiite militant groups, had decided to lay down their weapons and join the political system. Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or Band of the People of Righteousness, was a splinter group from the Mahdi Army, also headed by al-Sadr. They, along with the Mahdi Army, were two of three Shiite militant groups in Iraq dedicated to fighting the U.S. military presence. U.S. officials have warned these Shiite militant groups could turn against the Iraqi government after the American military has gone. A key test to whether Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an Iranianfunded group, is committed to becoming a peaceful part of the political process is whether they actually turn in their weapons. Associated Press Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, left, steps from an office building in Najaf, Iraq, on June 5, 2004. The political party loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called Monday for the dissolution of Iraqs parliament and new elections in another move that could escalate the countrys growing sectarian crisis. Sadrists call for new elections Associated PressBEIRUT The Arab League sent monitors to Syria Monday even though President Bashar Assads regime has only intensified its crackdown on dissent in the week since agreeing to the Arab plan to stop the bloodshed. Activists say government forces have killed several hundred civilians in the past week. At least 23 more deaths were reported Monday from intense shelling in the center of the country, just hours before the first 60 monitors were to arrive. The opposition says thousands of government troops have been besieging the Baba Amr district in the central city of Homs for days and the government is preparing a massive assault on the area. France expressed strong concerns about the continued deterioration of the situation in Homs. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero demanded Syrian authorities allow the Arab League observers immediate access to the city. In Cairo, an Arab League official said this monitoring mission was the Syrian regimes last chance to reverse course. Will they facilitate the missions work or try and curb its movements? Lets wait and see, the official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. The Arab League plan agreed to by Assad last Monday requires the government to remove security forces and heavy weapons from city streets, start talks with opposition leaders and allow human rights workers and journalists into the country. Monitors are supposed to ensure compliance, but so far there is no sign Assad is implementing any of the terms. Although Syria shows no sign of altering its course, the Arab League was sticking to its plan. The team, including Iraqis, Tunisians and Algerians, left Cairo Monday evening and arrived in Damascus, said Arab League official Ali al-Garoush. Opposition members say the regimes agreement to the Arab plan is a farce. I very much doubt the Syrian regime will allow the observers to do their work, prominent opposition figure Waleed al-Bunni said. Arab monitors head to Syria

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Associated PressHAVANA A year at the vanguard of Cubas economic revival has not brought Julio Cesar Hidalgo riches. The fledgling pizzeria owner has had his good months, but the restaurant he opened with his girlfriend often runs at a loss. At times, they cant afford to buy basic ingredients. Yet the wide-faced 31year-old says he is grateful to be in business at all. A year ago, Hidalgo was concocting chalky pastries in a Spartan state-run bakery where employees and managers competed to pilfer eggs, flour and olive oil, the only way to make ends meet on salaries of $15 a month. Today, he is his own boss, a taxpayer, employer and entrepreneur. I think my expectations were met because in Cuba today I couldnt have hoped for anything more, he said one recent December afternoon as his girlfriend, Giselle de la Noval, served customers. We survived.Cuban tales Hidalgos story is mirrored by many of the entrepreneurs The Associated Press has followed since January in a yearlong effort to document Communist Cubas awkward embrace of free-market reforms. Their experiences like the reforms themselves cannot be described as an unmitigated success. Of the dozen fledgling business owners, including restaurateurs, a DVD salesman, two cafe owners, a seamstress, a manicurist and a gymnasium operator, three have closed down or begun working for someone else, and one has been harassed by her former state employers. None could be considered successful by non-Cuban standards. But despite their struggles, many tell of lives transformed, dreams realized, attitudes changed and doors opened that had been closed for more than half a century.Hidalgos historyFor Hidalgo, personal hardships have added to the challenges of starting a business on a Marxist island that has looked askance at entrepreneurship since Fidel Castros 1959 revolution turned a one-time capitalist playground into a Soviet satellite. After suffering through a slow, hot, summer when nobody wanted a pizza, Hidalgo had to close for two months to care for his grandmother, who has Alz heimers disease. Even while the business was shuttered, he and de la Noval had to make tax and social security payments, wiping out the few hundred dollars they had saved. They reopened in late November with so little money they cant always afford to serve their house special. Weve had to start from scratch, but the only reason we didnt lose the business altogether is because we were disciplined, said de la Noval, 23. Before we did anything, we always put away the money we needed to pay the state. Country reformsA year that President Raul Castro described as make or break for the revolution is ending after a dramatic flurry of once-unthinkable reforms that are transforming economic and social life. In October, the government legalized a used car market, and a month later extended it to real estate, sweeping away decades of prohibitions. On Tuesday, the state began extending bank credits to new business owners and those hoping to repair their homes. But one of the most powerful reforms was Castros decision last year to greatly expand the ranks of the self-employed, part of a somewhat unsuccessful effort to trim bloated statepayrolls. Some 338,000 people have received licenses to start their own businesses, and the results can be seen and heard everywhere. On nearly every street in Havana and in thousands of hamlets and towns across Cuba, makeshift signs and bright parasols mark the entrances of new businesses, and the long-lost cries of curbside vendors hawking everything from fruit and vegetables to mops and household repair services fill the warm Caribbean air. The reforms have advanced, perhaps not quickly enough considering the problems that have accumulated, but they have advanced, one after another, and there is no sign that they will stop or be rolled back, said Omar Everleny Perez, the head of Havana Universitys Center for Cuban Economic Studies. Effects of changeThe government has declined to release any statistics on tax revenue or payroll savings from the reforms, except for an October report in the Communist Party newspaper Granma that said tax revenue from new businesses had tripled. Cuban leaders this month lowered their forecast for economic growth for 2011 to just 2.7 percent from the 3 percent originally hoped for an extremely poor showing for a developing country. By contrast, China is forecast to grow by about 9 percent in 2011, Vietnam by between 6 and 6.5 percent and Brazil by 3.8 percent. Private business owners have complained about the high taxes they must pay, the lack of raw materials and the fact they are suddenly surrounded by competitors. Because most entrepreneurs dont have the capital to start innovative businesses, many have opened cafeterias, nail parlors, small roadside kiosks and the like. Failed endeavors Anisia Cardenas, a seamstress, is among more than 100,000 Cubans who have held private business licenses since the 1990s, the islands last experiment with the free market. In the latest reform, she decided to expand, paying $2 a day to rent the front porch space of a neighbors house to set up her sewing machine. But business was slow and competition from new license holders fierce. Within a few months she had to retreat to her tiny apartment. By the summer, she began to wonder if she might have to close down, unable to meet the $19 monthly tax payments. By December, she had gone to work as an employee for another seamstress. Things are hard, said Cardenas, who is trying to save money for her daughters 15th birthday party in January. Everything is very expensive. Restrictive rulesOthers complain of rules that are often illogical, and state employers who still view entrepreneurship with suspicion. Maria Regla Saldivar is a black belt in taekwondo who got a license to give private lessons to neighborhood kids in a scruffy park across the street from her job. She began the year with dreams of persuading the government to let her turn an abandoned drycleaning ware house into a private recreation center. But the government refused to grant her a lease. Then her bosses at Cubas National Sports Institute docked her pay because they said her outside work was affecting her performance. She quit. Finally, her former boss prohibited her from using the park for martial arts lessons, which are technically prohibited. The government considers it potentially deadly training, even though most of Saldivars students are not even teenagers yet. Its called envy, Saldivar said of her boss. She insists she is not teaching taekwondo, slyly calling the discipline Quimbumbia a word of her own invention. She has moved classes for her 14 students into the tiny covered patio in the back of the apartment she shares with her teenage daughter. But Saldivar says she has no regrets about how the year has unfolded. She says making business decisions for herself has increased her self-esteem, and she is thrilled shes managed to put away 2,000 pesos ($80), about four months salary at an average state job. You may laugh, but for me its a lot of money, she said, running her coarse fingers over the stripes on a pair of sky-blue track suit bottoms she bought. Ive wanted these for so long and now I have them. I look like a proper trainer now, not someone out picking mangoes from a tree. Small changes Rafael Romeu, the head of the Washington, D.C.based Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, said Castro has changed the conversation since taking over from his ailing brother in 2006, pushing the leadership to get the islands economic house in order rather than blaming external factors like the 49year U.S. travel and trade embargo. But so far, the changes dont go far enough to revive Cubas moribund economy. These are positive steps but when you say them out loud, just think about it ... You are allowed to have a cell phone, you are allowed to buy a home, you are allowed to buy a car or have a microenterprise. This is not the fall of the Berlin Wall. These are not major changes, he said. Cuba has tremendous difficulties. This is a marathon, and they are taking baby steps. Romeu, who has worked around the world studying emerging economies, said Cuba is moving much more deliberately than the Chinese did when they began opening their economy in the late 1970s, or the Vietnamese a decade later. Ed Roman, 61 GUITAR BUILDER LAS VEGAS As a guitar-maker for the stars, Ed Roman found a platform for fierce opinions about his commercially manufactured competition, exhorting musicians to drop what he called misdirected ignorant brand loyalty. His own guitars found their way into the hands of everyone from Ted Nugent to British rockers Eric Burdon of The Animals and John Entwistle of The Who. Roman, sometimes likened to a Viking for his red hair, was unafraid to unleash self-described politically incorrect opinions about foreign-made products, chain stores and corporate guitar manufacturers. Roman died Dec. 14 at his home following an illness, his daughter, Lindsey Star Roman, said. He was 61. Romans Las Vegas store remains open. In lieu of a funeral, a memorial concert is planned for Romans birthday, Feb. 24. Hes going to be remembered with a smile. He made everyone laugh, she told the Associated Press Thursday. And hes certainly going to be immortalized through his guitars. Johannes Heesters, 108 ENTERTAINERBERLIN The agent for Dutch-born entertainer Johannes Heesters said the artist died Christmas Eve. He was 108. Heesters made his name performing in Adolf Hitlers Germany and was dogged later in his decades-long career by controversy over his Nazi-era past. Agent Juergen Ross said Heesters died at the hospital in the southern city of Starnberg early Saturday. Heesters career took off in Berlin, where starting in 1935, two years after the Nazis took power he became a crowd favorite at the Komische Oper and Admiralspalast. Larry Courtney, 66INVERNESS Larry Courtney, 66, of Inverness, died Saturday, December 24, 2011, at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born March 31, 1945, in Dade City, FL, and came here 41 years ago from there. He was a retired Lineman for Withlacoochee River Electric Co. with 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Mary Courtney, of Inverness; son, Larry Lamar Courtney (Dale) of Richmond Hill, GA; brothers, Gene of Alachua and Lamar of Gainesville; sister, Elouise Hobbs (Ray) of Dade City; niece, Sandy Ballard of Citrus Springs; granddaughter, Emma Courtney; and many other loving extended family. The Funeral Service will be conducted Friday, December 30th, at 3 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home chapel in Crystal River with Pastors Charlie Robertson and Bill Legg presiding. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2 p.m. until service time at the chapel. Memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of Citrus County or The Key Training Center. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Edith Newton, 89 HOMOSASSA Mrs. Edith L. Newton, age 89, of Homosassa, Florida, died Saturday, December 24, 2011, in Lecanto, FL. She was born January 9, 1922, in Sevierville, TN, daughter of the late John and Mossie (Rouse) Lynch. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was Baptist by faith. She will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Newton; son, Harry L. Slaght; and 12 brothers and sisters. Survivors include son, William Russell (Phyllis) Slaght of OH; daughter-in-law, Colleen Slaght; 5 grandchildren, Martin (Melissa) Slaght, Dena (Pat) Jenkins, and Paul (Andrea) Slaght, all of Homosassa, FL, Dan (Edith) Slaght of San Francisco, CA, and Hank (Jessica) Slaght of Inverness, FL; 14 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-greatgrandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome. com. Arrangements by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. Franziska Kreiztschitz, 89CRYSTAL RIVERFranziska Kreiztschitz, 89, of Crystal River, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Brentwood Assisted Living in Lecanto. A graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Crystal River Memorial Park Cemetery in Crystal River, under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River. Kenneth Marks, 90 BEVERLY HILLSKenneth C. Marks, age 90, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL. He was born June 13, 1921, in Manchester, CT, to Robert and Nellie (Irons) Marks. He came here 9 years ago from Manchester. He retired in 1972 from Southern New England Telephone Co. after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He served as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and was a member of the American Legion. His hobbies included woodworking and stamp and coin collecting. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Marion, whom he married June 29, 1947; a son, Gary Marks (Bettina) of Pine Ridge, FL; a daughter, Sharon Cleary (Eugene) of Keene, NH; 2 grandchildren, Andrea Marks and Christopher Cleary; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River, FL, from 5-7 p.m. The family suggests that those who wish in lieu of flowers may make a memorial contribution to Hospice of Citrus County or the charity of your choice. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.A6 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769452 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County To Place Your In Memory ad, Call Mike Snyder at 563-3273 msnyder@chronicleonline.com or Annemarie Miller at 564-2917 amiller@chronicleonline.com Closing time for placing ad is 4 days prior to run date. 0 0 0 9 Z S K 0009ZHL BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 5430 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto, Florida 34451 ( 352 ) 795-0111 Richard T. Brown FUNERAL DIRECTOR For Information and costs, call 726-8323 Burial Shipping Cremation Funeral Home With Crematory 0007QUW Member of International Order of the SO YOU KNOW The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Email obits@ chronicleonline.com or phone 352-563-5660 for details and pricing. Paid obituaries are printed as submitted by funeral homes. 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. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Obituaries Deaths ELSEWHERE From wire reports Cuba wraps up dramatic year Associated Press Julio Cesar Hidalgo speaks on the phone Nov. 26 at his newly opened Baldoquins Cafeteria, run from his home in Havana, Cuba. The fledgling owner has had his good months, but the restaurant he opened with his girlfriend often runs at a loss. At times, they cant afford to buy basic ingredients. Yet the 31-year-old says he is grateful to be in business at all he is his own boss, a taxpayer, employer and entrepreneur.

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Occupy conspiracy You wont win. I was browsing the Occupy Wall Street Web page recently and noticed a few slogans Id like to share with you. One said The revolution continues worldwide. The other one said The only solution is world revolution. They claim that Occupy is a leaderless resistance movement, and compare it to the Arab spring. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Neither is leaderless. We have three socialist, ultraleft-wing, highly organized groups making an open assault on our way of life. They all share funding and control from George Soros and his one-world empire. The groups are the Occupy movement, MoveOn.org, and the American Dream Movement. They share leadership, tactics and financing. They have friends in high places, including the White House, but they dont have the numbers they need to spark a revolution. They have a plan to steal from those who are more successful than they are. They are living off the efforts of others now and they want more. Socialism has not had a single success story in 200 years, and it wont succeed now. It destroys the human spirit and creates a society of deadbeats who wont work, and expect to be taken care of by those who do work. The right of people peaceably to assemble in the First Amendment does not give you the right to trash public or private property. It does not give you the right to block or interfere in any way with my movements or passage. It does not give you the right to attack places of business with your presence and block access by customers. Look up the meaning of peaceably. You are a bunch of hooligans and thugs trying to steal by group intimidation. These people have no concept of the magnitude of the debt this country has run up since 2008. They cant grasp the concept that we cant tax our way out of the hole the Democrats have dug. We have to stop digging while we still have a chance of getting out. Write your legislators and tell them to stop their spending orgy.Harley Lawrence Homosassa Budgetball After weeks in my think tank and with enhanced lucidity, I am pleased to announce that I have the solution to the budget/deficit reduction impasse that resulted in the shocking (predictable?) failure of the congressional supercommittee. The answer, my fellow Americans, would be budgetball. Heres how budgetball works: You split the committee into two subcommittees (Congress likes those) with six members from each party the SupersubPubs and the SupersubCrats. Each subcommittee fills out 10 slips of paper, each containing one of its top 10 solutions to our budget woes (maybe Rich Nugent can get his balanced budget amendment thrown in). These 20 slips of paper are then put into a fishbowl. Here comes the best part. A random drawing is held, naturally somewhere on Fishbowl Drive in Homosassa. A blindfolded (I think this may be necessary to avoid cheating) Justin Bieber pulls from the fishbowl 10 of those slips of paper that, under the rules of budgetball, automatically become law. Viola impasse over and out. Yes, instead of a lottery run by the government, Im suggesting a government run by lottery. Do you really think that would be any worse than what we have now? Yall can thank me later.Elwood R. Jarding Jr. Beverly Hills The jobs we want Why do we need to create more jobs when we can not fill the ones that are available? I know, many of you are saying But the jobs that are available are non-meaningful and pay starvation wages! And yes, this is true, but really, what is the purpose of a job? True, a job provides money to be used to buy things, but a job must also provide those with the money a product or service that they want. Folks no longer need nor want buggy whips, so why should we the taxpayers subsidize them or provide the buggy whip makers with unemployment? We want apples, lettuce, pork, beef, poultry, oranges, our dishes washed, construction work, fast food, doctors, nurses and our lawns cared for. We cannot have a decent standard of living if folks will not work at jobs that we are willing to pay for.Tom Morgan Homosassa The Norquist threat The interview of anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist on the Nov. 20 Minutes should give every American citizen reason for concern. This egotistic representative of big money interests and his tactics pose a serious threat to this country. He freely admits he threatens Republican representatives with well-healed opposition in future primary elections if they dare to take a nonpartisan position on taxes regardless of the negative effect it has on our economy and the welfare of the people. The recent failure of the supercommittee to reach an agreement is a direct result of this pressure. He obviously has significant backing to make his threats become reality and will not disclose the source of his funds. He and those he represents obviously care nothing about the poor, lower-income or middle-income people in this country. He represents the radical elite who feel they are entitled to run this country solely to their benefit and have no compassion for those suffering under the present economic conditions. To their credit, many millionaires are coming forward and volunteering to pay more taxes to help us get beyond the serious problems confronting the country at this time. The flippant response of the opposition is for them to donate whatever they want to the government. They know full well the number of those volunteering is not large enough to have an effect. The only way to stop Norquist and his backers from continuing to wreak havoc on our economy and extorting votes from elected representatives is to vote for those who care enough about the country to defy them and ignore the pledge not to raise revenue through needed taxes and vote against those who adhere to this pledge and put their political positions above the good of the country.Larry Sparks Homosassa Investment I see another Sound Off against the proposed Suncoast Parkway. People, that parkway will be there for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. The construction will not start until most of us are not even on this Earth anymore. Think of the future. Think of our kids. Think of our grandkids. Think of the people who will be coming here in the future. Its not just about a few people who live here now. It will take a long time for this parkway. If the government wants to put it in, theyre going to put it in, no matter how much you protest. Think of the future, not just your little half of one acre or third-acre property which is your own little world. Think of the future.Thanks, everyoneMy cat recently placed an ad asking if anyone had a cat condo that they no longer needed because he really wanted one for Christmas. All together we received four calls, including one from a carpenter offering to build one for us at no charge. Our sincere thanks to these generous people, especially Gail, the Hospice homecare nurse who brought him one on Saturday afternoon. After she left, I realized she was the nurse who provided such tender care to my mother in early 2000 when she lay dying from Parkinsons disease. God bless you all and Merry Christmas. Thank you.You pick it upOK, I give up, folks. Ive called in several times complaining about the litter problem here in Citrus County. My intent was to hopefully raise peoples awareness regarding the very embarrassing litter habit. Instead I have people calling in telling me that I must drive too slow and to get out of my car and pick things up. I dont think so. I didnt put it there; Im not picking it up. Im not picking up after slobs. Besides, there is much too much litter for one person to handle. Instead I have decided to sell my house to move to a part of Florida where litter is the exception, not the rule, as it is here in Citrus County. So go ahead, Citrus County, and litter away. See ya!Being poor no sin It is not a sin to be poor. I lived through the socalled great depression. At times, my father worked in the WPA program. But with common sense, our basic needs have always been met. We dont really need a lot of modern conveniences and playthings.Too much smokeI have something here in Sound Off I want to get off my chest. Im sure I speak for more than a small group of people when I say please stop burning the forest every day. It makes us choke, our eyes burn. Maybe once a week or even at night, but, you know, Im amazed at this. You are choking all of us to death, especially people that are asthmatic. Please have a little dignity.How low is low? I would just like some information. Theyre talking about low income, low income. What exactly is the limit for the low income families? Im one of them, but I still dont know how much that involves. I get a pension every month from Social Security. I still have no idea. Can you please put this in the paper and let us all know?We-uns and you-unsFolks, its time to wise up about our U.S. Congress. Political party really doesnt matter, but money does. The political millionaires, known as the weuns, have the rest of us, known to them as the youuns who will never get a money break. Millionaire congressmen are backed by big money and there will not be any bill passed that would take money out of their pockets. Just remember, there are 261 millionaires in Congress and thanks to the tea party, they put 57 of these millionaires in the last election. Renewed faith Im calling in to Sound Off about my renewed faith in the human race. Today is Wednesday (Dec. 15), and its about 6:15 p.m., and I went to the Wendys drivethrough to order something for dinner. I pulled in and there was a car in front of me and as that car pulled away and I got to the window, the cashier proceeded to tell me that the person in the car had paid for my meal. It made my heart feel joy to know that there is still kind people out there in this world. And that is the true meaning of giving, when you give anonymously. And I just want to thank the person that was in the blue car at Wendys on Wednesday night, and that you just really renewed my faith in the human race.Are you buying local?You advocate supporting local businesses, but as I read your Editors Notebook, I wonder; as she makes her purchases online, is she purchasing from area businesses? Merry Christmas.O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 A7 000A4C1 0009XPJ Find it in the Chronicle on January 28 th Ad deadline is January 10 th Our Home Citrus 2012 Dont Be Left Out. Reserve Your Ad Space. Back by popular demand our comprehensive directory that features those hard to find, important phone numbers in Citrus County; friendly guides and pertinent information on services, business, organizations, local government, recreation and more. A Must for the office and home. Call to reserve your space today! 352-563-5592 S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 Letters to THE EDITOR

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O PINION Page A8 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 Disreputable deputies As a person who grew up around Jack Russell terriers, my heart goes out to the Blackwell family. The senseless killing of Princess by Citrus County Deputy Nick Hesse is just sickening. Seriously, that 15-pound dog was threat to Mr. Hesses safety? If you really believe that, then shouldnt a non-lethal tap from a nightstick or boot be used first on a little ankle-biter before a bullet? I guess Mr. Hesse was daydreaming when his instructors were attempting to teach him how to improvise, adapt and overcome during his police training. What would he have done to a human? Would he have just shot them? We all weigh more than 15 pounds. Hesse, who has a history of disciplinary issues the most notable being documented as a drunken bar fight on Feb. 1, 2011, at a local Applebees should not be in possession of his law-enforcement badge, a badge he disgraced. His actions illustrate that he lacks the temperament and professionalism needed for that position. However, Hesse is just product of the sheriffs office under Sheriff Jeff Dawsys watch. The lack of professionalism and cronyism on this force amazes me. Even the abovementioned bar fight was between two of Dawsys own deputies, one of which branded a knife and held it in a threatening manner. While most of the deputies on the force are honest, intelligent and hard-working, there are also far too many others there who need to find another line of work. These few troubled deputies, who are approved by Dawsy, are nothing more than cowards and bullies, hiding behind their badges. I am calling upon all citizens, the tea party and liberal groups to find some common ground and end this culture of corruption inside our sheriffs department.Bill Ponko Dunnellon Meyers moneyCost was not an option when Ohio State lured Urban Meyer away from the private sector. Being an avid sports fan all my life, I do watch my share of sports events. I even pay $300 a year to watch the Sunday Ticket so I may watch my favorite football team. However, I am opposed at what kind of money it takes to lure people. Having worked in the medical field as a technologist for 45 years, I will never make a quarter of the salary Meyer will make in one year. Meyer is definitely worth a lot of money because his record proves that, but it is totally out of line to other professional salaries. Lets look at the salaries of paramedics, nurses and doctors who save lives every day. Again, they do not earn even close to what elite coaches and some players make. Very few athletes who start in middle school ever make it to the professional ranks. Some say they are very much worth the money because the career of a professional athlete is a quarter or less that of normal working-class people, who often work 20 to 30 years. Four million for coaching vs. $60,000 annually for saving lives has to be questioned. As for high-priced CEOs, that is worth another letter.Charles Odle Hernando A ccording to the Mayan long count calendar, the final day on Earth is less than a year away, on Dec. 21, 2012. While we wait to see if that apocalypse occurs, a more reliable prediction includes an end of a different sort. The economic stimulus pipeline from Washington to the states is about to run dry. This means many governors can be expected to ask their legislatures, or voters, to raise taxes for essential programs. To government, all programs are essential. According to the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), Washington state is planning to put a taxincrease proposal on its ballot in March, while California voters are likely to vote in November on raising taxes. California is a certifiably insolvent state. It is in deep debt because Democratic politicians wont stop spending, not because taxpayers arent paying their fair share. We are hearing or will soon hear that state governments have cut spending to the bone and disaster will occur if more is cut. Its never true, but fear has always worked to squeeze more money out of the people who earn it. True, Medicaid continues to be the main driver behind state spending, but thats a reason for fixing what ails Medicaid, not pouring more money into it. Consider construction projects, which are snarling traffic around the country. According to a study by 22 Gannett newspapers, published earlier this month in USA Today, The federal government spends $40 billion a year on highway construction but does not track how many projects are over budget, how much goes toward overruns or whether the record is getting better or worse. The result is a patchwork pattern of planning lapses and design errors that sends some states back for more money again and again ... In Connecticut, what critics call the busway boondoggle finds Gov. Dan Malloy, a Democrat, doubling down on a half-billion-dollar project to create bus service between Hartford and New Britain. Republican state Sen. Joe Markley notes buses between the suburbs and Hartford are a lonely ride and adds, I dont believe there is overwhelming need for more buses when the ones we have arent being used. What a novel thought. Its that way in many states as politicians spend federal money on wasteful and unnecessary projects and when the money runs out claim granny will be thrown off a cliff if state taxpayers dont pony up for essential programs. Heres one Ill bet you didnt know. Last week, the local news in Washington, D.C., showed pictures of a major water-main break in suburban Maryland. It seems to happen a lot, not only in the Washington area but, according to NTU, hundreds of times each year around the country. NTU estimates the breaks cost taxpayers $3 billion annually, not counting costs associated with traffic tie-ups, emergency equipment, lost time and depleted water supplies. What could be done to save money when it comes to broken water mains? Corrosion is the main cause of the breaks due to old metallic pipes. NTU estimates the broken pipes are a $50.7 billion drain on the economy, not including the cost from lost water due to leaking or broken pipes. Utilities have generally replaced old corroded pipes with new ones made of the same or similar materials, which also corrode. Other non-corrosive options are available, and NTU estimates they could save between 30 percent and 70 percent on capital improvement plans. Since localities spent $103 billion on water supply and sewerage programs in 2009, thats a lot of savings. Read all about it at ntu.org. All governments should be regularly audited by outside auditors. Their sole interest should be saving taxpayers money. Any program or agency that wastes money ought to be updated or eliminated. If taxpayers dont force big government at the state and federal levels to go on a diet, the bloating will only continue to the detriment of our economic health. Write to Cal Thomas at Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207, or email tmseditors@ tribune.com. The best way I know to win an argument is to start by being in the right. Quentin Hogg, 1907-2001 Certain prediction for 2012 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 MISGUIDED MANDATE Taking step backward for Florida R ecognizing the paramount importance of protecting and preserving Floridas unique natural environment, the Florida Legislature began the first of a series of land acquisition programs for conservation and recreation purposes in 1963. Buoyed by strong support from the general public, the Florida Legislature and a succession of Democratic and Republican governors purchased more than 6 million acres of environmentally important lands the past half-century. Nevertheless, the directive to the states water management districts to identify nonessential lands for potential sale to ostensibly help fund their operations is a step backward for Floridas long and successful history of land acquisition. In implementing the fiat that is supported by Gov. Rick Scott but gained momentum prior to his election the Southwest Florida Water Management District recently conducted its first public meeting. While several local citizens in attendance acknowledged some small parcels with no conservation value could be sold with little impact or swapped for land with conservation value, the overriding concern of most was the sale of large tracts of public lands such as Potts Preserve, Flying Eagle Ranch Preserve and the Chassahowitzka River Swamp. The misguided mandate directing the water management districts to sell public lands is bad business and bad public policy for several reasons. With the vagueness surrounding the definition of non-essential, what is nonessential could potentially be in the eye of the beholder. This potential could elevate the possibility of large tracts of public land being sold to developers and speculators. A fundamental business principle is to never use non-recurring revenues to fund recurring costs. Selling irreplaceable conservation land to help fund the water districts recurring operating costs is a poor business practice. A basic investment principle is to never buy high and sell low. Taxpayer money was used to purchase lands with conservation value as an investment for Floridas future. Selling public lands bought in the name of all Floridians at a time when property values are at historic lows makes no fiscal sense whatsoever. Floridas natural environment is the foundation for its estimated $65 billion tourism industry that fuels the states economy and fills its revenue coffers. Any destruction of Floridas unique natural environment resulting from a reversal of its longstanding land acquisition program could harm our states economy. Given Gov. Scotts experience in the private sector, it is baffling that hes supporting the unsound business and investment practices at the expense of public lands to ostensibly fund water management districts starved by a state-imposed reduction in their taxing authority. For a state ranked fourth in population with the third highest population growth the past year, the selling of any public lands purchased for conservation and recreation, especially at the economic nadir, is both bad business and bad public policy. THE ISSUE: Selling of non-essential public lands.OUR OPINION: Bad business and bad public policy. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor 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. Cal Thomas OTHER VOICES Hot Corner: SCHOOL BOARD Volunteer boardI have a good idea on how to cut our budget. Why not just eliminate or cut the money that you give to the school board commissioners? They dont need it for one week a month that they go to a meeting, one day a month, whatever it is. I think that would be the best way. Maybe none of you bright people even thought about that who are running this country.Students first This is regarding school board saving money. The first thing they should do is make the school board volunteer and youd save quite a few thousand. Youd save $100,000 there. Also, theyre worried about the quality of education for the students. The students are first. If you start doing four blocks in a row, I assure you the quality of teaching will go down because youre talking about six hours in a row with students without a break except for lunch. Its really, you know, really hard. Plus, theres no way of planning anything. Youre assuming that were going to do stuff after school and I would not do a thing after 2:45. So I dont know where youre going to get all your grades in and so forth. So think hard.Work for freeI have a good suggestion for the people who run the school board: If they would give up their wages for the next year or two, I think they could be balancing their budget a lot better. Im sure in Citrus County we have enough of people who are qualified to run the school board without being paid. Other states do this. C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579

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Finger food Associated Press President Barack Obama gets a mouthful of fingers from Cooper Wall Wagner, 8 months, as he poses for a photo Sunday with Cooper and his parents, Capt. Greg and Meredith Wagner, as he visits members of the military during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Texas police: Man in Santa suit killed six GRAPEVINE, Texas Police in a quiet Fort Worth suburb worked Monday to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit apparently shot six relatives and himself on Christmas. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said the shooter showed up in the Santa outfit shortly before gunfire erupted. Policeresponding to a 911 call foundfour women and three men dead, along with two handguns. Thomas Ehrlich, who lives near the home, told the AP he heard from neighbors police went to the house Sunday. He said it was his understanding the man and women who once lived there were estranged. Records show the couple had financial problems. The home, valued on the county tax rolls at $336,200, was sold in 2010 at a foreclosure auction. Christmas crash Associated Press A car rests on its front end Sunday after a high-speed collision with a tree in Gurgaon, India. The driver sustained minor injuries, according to a local newspaper report. Crime-ring members freed after surrenderBOGOTA, Colombia More than 200 members of a crime ring who turned themselves in to authorities have been freed because there were no charges pending against them, Colombian prosecutors said Monday. A total of 284 members of a group called the Popular Anticommunist Revolutionary Army turned themselves in last week. Among them was the groups reputed boss, Jose Lopez Montero. Officials said 19 members of the crime ring, including other leaders, were charged with aggravated criminal conspiracy and were in custody. Others were released. Explaining why most were released, prosecutor Nestor Armando Novoa said at a news conference that they had not been caught committing any crime. Maritza Gonzalez, who heads the prosecutors investigative unit, told reporters authorities now plan to seek the arrest of about 50 of those who were freed on new charges of aggravated criminal conspiracy. It wasnt clear why the authorities had freed the suspects if they planned to pursue additional charges against them. Prosecutors did not return calls seeking comment. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEFS Page A10 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa Republicans in search of their partys presidential nomination are returning to campaign mode after a brief Christmas respite, with Rick Santorum planning a hunting trip with conservatives in Iowa and Mitt Romney phoning supporters. With just a week until Iowa holds its leadoff caucuses and many still undecided, the final push ahead of the Jan. 3 contests was heading into a critical time. Campaigns planned new television ads and phone calls to persuade holdouts still weighing their options. Romney, who kept this state at arms length for most of the year, seemed to increase his efforts in Iowa as polls found him in a stronger position. He planned to talk with supporters in a series of telephone calls here and to New Hampshire and Floridaon Monday between working on a speech that aides described as his final pitch to Iowans. Romney planned to deliver that speech Tuesday evening and then set out on a bus tour of Iowa. However, he was to share the highways with Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. All scheduled bus tours to start then, too. Each is running out of time and looking to derail Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who seems to have the most sophisticated network of volunteers ready to organize ahead of the caucuses. Paul was to return to Iowa this week to meet with supporters he has kept in touch with since his unsuccessful run in 2008. Others, too, were ready to turn on their own political machines and had fresh ads ready to air. Gingrich, who last week criticized the negative tone of the campaign, was preparing to directly challenge Romney on the economy, an issue Romney has made central to his campaign. Gingrich was expected to use clips from Romneys previous campaigns distancing himself from President Ronald Reagan and pitch Gingrichs economic plan as Reaganomics 2.0. Gingrich also was expected to compare Romneys tax plan with his own. Romney released a new TV ad in Iowa on Monday that portrays him as a conservative businessman who will shrink the federal government, make it smarter and stop the U.S. from spending more money than it takes in. Bachmann, a congresswoman from Minnesota, last week darted through small towns, reminding voters that Santorum lost his 2006 re-election bid in a blowout and that Pauls foreign policy views were outside the partys orthodoxy. Perry, too, was looking to keep up his message: His rivals are insiders unable to change Washington. He planned to resume his tour bus on Tuesday. Meanwhile, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman kept his focus on New Hampshire. Early in the campaign, he said he would not compete in Iowa and instead make his start in New Hampshire, which comes second on the nominating calendar on Jan. 10. Back in campaign mode, GOP hopefuls focus Associated Press Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has his photo taken with Alaine Olthafer-Lange and her 3-month-old daughter Heidi Lange on Dec. 22 during a campaign stop in Dubuque, Iowa. Associated PressTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. Twice in recent summers, visitors to parts of Michigans western coast were greeted by mounds of garbage strewn along miles of sandy beach: plastic bottles, eating utensils, food wrappers, even hypodermic syringes. At least some of the rubbish had drifted across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee, a vivid reminder that many cities still flush nasty stuff into streams and lakes during heavy storms, fouling the waters with bacteria and viruses that can make people seriously ill. Thousands of overflows from sewage systems that collect storm water and wastewater are believed to occur each year. Regulators and environmentalists want them stopped, and since the late 1990s the Environmental Protection Agency or state officials have reached legal agreements with more than 40 cities or counties Atlanta, Los Angeles, Baltimore, St. Louis and Indianapolis among them to improve wastewater systems that in some cases are a century old. Costs are reaching hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. But the price of progress is becoming too high for local governments, with the bad economy cutting into tax revenues and residents rebelling against higher water and sewer rates. Responding to pleas for leniency, the Obama administration is promising more flexibility as hardpressed cities look for less conventional and cheaper ways to reduce overflows. The current economic times make the need for sensible and effective approaches even more pressing, said an October memo to EPA regional offices from Nancy Stoner, who runs the agencys water policy office, and Cynthia Giles, chief of enforcement. They said EPA staffers would work out details of the new policy. It wont be easy, considering the costs and inflamed emotions involved. Carol Rodwell and neighbors carted away 18 bags of garbage from a 400-foot stretch of Lake Michigan frontage near Ludington after last years trash flotilla. She was shocked to learn federal law lets cities discharge untreated sewage when their plants and storage facilities are flooded. It was maddening that they had permission to do this and we had to live with the consequences, Rodwell said. Kevin Shafer, executive director of the Milwaukee sewage system, insisted it was only partly to blame, saying some of the rubbish probably came from trash cans or dumpsters swamped when the area got about 9 inches of rain in a single day. Milwaukee has spent $4 billion since the 1980s improving its sewer system, Shafer said. It now has 521 million gallons of storage capacity in underground tunnels. Since the mid-1990s, less than 2 percent of the water entering the system each year has been released without treatment. The ultimate goal is zero overflows, but officials dont expect to get there until about 2035 because it will require being able to handle the kind of flooding that previously happened rarely but is becoming more common. It gets a lot more expensive to get that last drop, Shafer said. The way the economy is today, you have to balance that cost with all the other needs we have. You dont want to bankrupt a community. JEFF KIESSEL /Ludington Daily News The Lake Michigan shoreline is pictured littered with waste Aug. 10, 2010. The waste has been washing up onto the shoreline near the Buttersville Peninsula beach in Ludington, Mich., and contains a variety of items including medical waste, plastic and paper products. Cities across the nation struggling to control sewer overflows; economy not helping Associated PressPYONGYANG, North Korea North Koreas next leader burnished his diplomatic skills Monday, welcoming a private South Korean mourning delegation as state media revealed a new title that gives Kim Jong Un authority over political matters. Kim Jong Un has rapidly gained prominence since the death of his father Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, and his brief meeting with a group led by a former South Korean first lady and a prominent business leader shows Seoul that he is assured in his new role. State media have showered Kim with new titles. On Saturday, the North referred to him as supreme leader of the 1.2 millionstrong armed forces and said the militarys top leaders had pledged their loyalty to him. On Monday, theRodong Sinmun newspaper described him as head of the Central Committee of the Workers Party a post that appears to make him the top official in the ruling party. On Monday, a South Korean delegation stood in a line on a red carpet and bowed silently during their visit to the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where Kim Jong Ils body is lying in state in a bier surrounded by flowers and flanked by an honor guard. Kim Jong Un gave the South Koreans his thanks after they expressed condolences and sympathy, the Norths official Korean Central News Agency said. Seouls Unification Ministry confirmed the meeting in a statement but didnt elaborate. Kim Jong Un meets with South Korean delegation Associated Press Anti-North Korean supporters rally Monday to denounce North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in his death and his son and predecessor Kim Jong Un in front of the Government Complex in Seoul, South Korea.

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Missouri ends time in Big 12 with victory S PORTS Hedo Turkgolu leads Magic in double digits over Rockets./ B2 Section B TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE NBA, NHL/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 NFL/ B3 Entertainment/ B4 Associated PressSHREVEPORT, La. James Franklins hard running and timely passing led Missouri to an easy win in its final game as a member of the Big 12. It also gives the Tigers plenty of hope heading into their new home in the Southeastern Conference. Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the Tigers easily beat North Carolina 4124 in the Independence Bowl on Monday night. Missouri (8-5) ends the season on a four-game winning streak for the first time since 1965. The Tigers will join the SEC next fall and showed one reason they should be a factor immediately: The 6-foot-2, 225pound Franklin, a sophomore who generally did as he pleased in both the running and passing games. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Franklin has just started to realize his potential. After the game, I gave him a hug and said congratulations, Pinkel said. Then I went back and asked What happens when you get really good? ... He kind of gave me a look, but thats a huge compliment. Franklin, named the games offensive Most Valuable Player, rushed for 142 yards and threw for 132 despite less than ideal conditions in the cold and rain at Independence Stadium. He led the Tigers to 31 first-half points an Independence Bowl record. For North Carolina (7-6), a season that started with a promising 5-1 record ends with a lopsided loss. The Tar Heels lost five of their final seven under interim coach Everett Withers, who leaves to become defensive coordinator at Ohio State under Urban Meyer. North Carolina had the Atlantic Coast Conferences Tigers take down Tar Heels 41-24 before heading to SEC SPORTS BRIEFS Syracuse on top of AP hoops poll With Syracuse No. 1 for a third straight week, the top seven teams remain the same in The Associated Press Top 25. The Orange received 54 first-place votes from the 65member national media poll Monday. Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Baylor and Duke held their places from last week. Ohio State received five No. 1 votes, Kentucky had four and Louisville two. Missouri, Connecticut and Florida round out the top 10. Harvard moved into the rankings for the first time three weeks ago, then dropped out after one week. The Crimson are back at No. 24. San Diego State moved into the poll for the first time this season at No. 25. Xavier, which lost three straight games after several players were suspended for fighting, dropped out from No. 14. Baylor still No. 1 in womens poll Baylor is still the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll as the first five teams remained unchanged. The Lady Bears received all 40 first-place votes Monday for the fourth straight week after blowing out McNeese State in its only game. UConn remains second, with Notre Dame, Stanford and Maryland following. Kentucky, Tennessee, Duke, Ohio State and Texas A&M round out the Top 10. There was little movement in the poll as most teams had a light schedule for the holidays. Miami had the biggest fall, dropping five places to No. 12 after a 25-point loss at then-No. 17 Georgetown on Wednesday. The Hoyas moved up two spots to 15th. Vikings expect Peterson in 2012 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings expect star running back Adrian Peterson to be recovered from left knee surgery for two torn ligaments in time to start the 2012 season. Peterson tore his ACL and MCL when he was hit in the side of the knee by Washington Redskins safety DeJon Gomes in the third quarter of Saturdays 33-26 win at Washington. An MRI on Saturday evening revealed the ligament tears and meniscus damage. Peterson will undergo surgery within the next seven to 10 days, according to Minnesota head trainer Eric Sugarman. Sugarman outlined an eight-to-nine-month recovery for Peterson, who was signed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the first week of the season. From wire reports M ICHAEL M AKSYMICZ CorrespondentI n the past seven years, girls attending public schools in Citrus County have had the opportunity to participate in a program unique only to Florida. The intensity, interest and desire became more concentrated as years passed by. What many people living in the area do not realize unless they were part of the original program is Citrus, Crystal River and Lecanto high schools have been participating in girls weightlifting since 1997. However, prior to 1997, it was determined that as far as the subject of equity was concerned, our area was not in compliance enough for girls to compete, Lecanto Principal Kelly Tyler said. Back in 1995, Tyler served as county athletic director in the Citrus County School System District Office in Inverness. One duty back then was to bring Citrus County into compliance, Tyler said. A core group was formed to work with Tyler. The group included three high school athletic directors: Earl Bramlett from Crystal River High School, Vicky Overman from Citrus High School and Richard Slack from Lecanto High School. Although girls weightlifting was not a sanctioned sport at that time in early 1995 Citrus County schools competed with Marion County schools. One of the initial goals was to attract potential high school female athletes who did not participate in other sports. But it started out as a method to get girls bodies in shape, gain strength and thereby give girls an outlet to stay physically fit. Soon core groups wanted to compete with other schools. As girls sports started to gain momentum, all three public schools in Citrus County began to compete in weightlifting. Although the sport was not sanctioned by the FHSAA, coaches pushed forward. In 1997, the Citrus Lady Hurricanes were crowned Gulf Coast Conference Champions. They then went on to state competition and placed third. The following year, they were again Conference Champs and placed second in state. In 2004, the FHSAA deemed girls weightlifting a legitimate sport. In the beginning bench and clean were the only competitive areas. Later, the clean and jerk was added to complete the competitive package. Still not all schools in Florida are in compliance, and Florida is the only recognized state with sanctioned girls weightlifting. When this sport was sanctioned, teams could then compete for championships where trophies were awarded and individuals could compete one-onone for medals and awards recognizing achievement in various weight classes, said Bramlett, who was Crystal Rivers athletic director from 1985 until he retired in 2006. Before that time, girls just competed against each other, school against school. Only satisfaction was exercise and a fun event. Momentum in girls weightlifting is at an all-time high. Once the initial pain endured when beginning to work in this sport is overcome, which is relatively a short period of time, excitement and the driving force to compete with area schools takes over. Bearing heavy burden From its beginning in 1995 to now, girls weightlifting has come a long way Sport spotlight: GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING For almost 10 years, Citrus County teams competed as a unrecognized sport Special to the Chronicle The 1997-98 Citrus High School girls weightlifting team was crowned the Gulf Coast Conference Champions despite not being recog nized as a sport. The Florida High School Athletic Association deemed girls weightlifting as an official sport in 2004, and Florida is the only state to do so. Before that time, girls just competed against eath other, school against school. Only satisfaction was exercise and a fun event. Earl Bramlett Crystal River athletic director from 1985 to 2006. Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. Hes revived a foundering franchise with last-minute magic and put the buzz back in the Broncos. Tim Tebows next challenge is rebounding from the worst game of his career. Tebow threw four interceptions in a 4014 loss at Buffalo on Christmas Eve, two of which were returned for touchdowns in a 19-second span. If Tebow was shaken by the first fourinterception game of his life, he isnt showing it, insisting my confidence is just fine. That faith will come in handy Sunday when Tebow tries to beat the guy he couldnt beat out in training camp Kyle Orton, who brings the Kansas City Chiefs (6-9) to Denver with a shot at spoiling the playoff hopes of a team that shunted him aside. The Broncos (8-7) can clinch the AFC West and their first playoff berth since 2005 with a win. Asked if hes confident he has the better quarterback for this matchup, Broncos coach John Fox replied: Well, we made that decision, you know. As I always say about anything, looking forward, time will tell. Tebow to face old teammate Orton Associated Press Denver Broncos Tim Tebow throws against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter of Saturdays game in Orchard Park, N.Y. 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B2 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE NBA/NHL Associated PressORLANDO Hedo Turkoglu scored 23 points to lead five Magic players in double figures as Orlando earned its first victory of the season with a 104-95 win over Houston on Monday night. Orlando got 13 points from Turkoglu and eight points from J.J. Redick in the fourth quarter to help the Magic stave off a handful of second-half charges by the Rockets. Dwight Howard finished with 21 points and Redick 20. Kyle Lowry led Houston with 20 points and 12 assists, Luis Scola added 19 and Courtney Lee 15 off the bench. The Rockets trailed by as many as 12 points and got within four in the fourth quarter, but the Magic were able to hit some timely 3-pointers late to help secure the victory. Center Samuel Dalembert, whos signing with Houston became official on Monday, had 10 points. Houston hung tough early, but were done in shooting 43 percent (36 for 82) from the field for the game and 22 percent (6 for 27) from beyond the arc. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy derided his teams offensive energy in its Christmas night loss at Oklahoma City.Nets 90, Wizards 84WASHINGTON Kris Humphries shrugged off loud booing to finish with 21 points and 16 rebounds, and Deron Williams had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, helping the New Jersey Nets beat the Washington Wizards 90-84 Monday night in the season opener for both teams. The Nets trailed by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, but began to turn things around with a 16-2 run. John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but he only shot 3 for 13. Backup shooting guard Nick Young led Washington with 16 points in just 18 minutes. He missed a large part of the second half after jamming his left foot, but returned. Bobcats 96, Bucks 95 CHARLOTTE, N.C. D.J. Augustin scored 19 points, rookie Kemba Walker added 13, including two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining, and the Charlotte Bobcats erased a 14-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 on Monday night in their season opener. Gerald Henderson added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats. Brandon Jennings had 22 points for the Bucks, while Andrew Bogut had 17 points and nine rebounds. The Bobcats got a huge lift off the bench from Walker and center Byron Mullens, who was acquired in a trade last week with the Thunder. Walker scored nine points in the second half creating shots off the dribble and chipped in with seven rebounds, while Mullens was 5 of 7 from the field for 10 points. Pacers 91, Pistons 79 INDIANAPOLIS Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Detroit Pistons 91-79 on Monday night in the season opener for both teams at the renamed Bankers Life Fieldhouse. David West, Indianas big free agent addition, had 11 points and 12 rebounds, even though he made just 3 of 12 field goals. Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Paul George added 12 points. Danny Granger, Indianas leading scorer last season, finished with 16 points on 6-for-18 shooting. The Pacers shot just 37 percent from the field, but got away with it because they outrebounded the Pistons 53-40. Indiana had 18 offensive rebounds and 14 secondchance points. Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Stuckey each scored 17 points for the Pistons, who never led. Nuggets 115, Mavericks 93 DALLAS Ty Lawson scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets faced little resistance on their way to a 115-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. The reigning champions were drubbed for a second straight game, routinely giving up easy baskets in both. They allowed Denver to score 20 unanswered points in the second quarter and were down by 33 late in the third. Denver, playing its opener, scored on 19 of 25 second-quarter possessions. The Nuggets made only 12 baskets in the second half, yet still cruised to victory. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 20 points, and didnt play in the fourth quarter for the second straight game, yet another indication of how badly things are going for the Mavs. Raptors 104, Cavaliers 96 CLEVELAND Rookie Kyrie Irving scored six points and hardly played like the No. 1 overall pick as the Toronto Raptors spoiled the Cleveland guards NBA debut with a 104-96 season-opening win over the Cavaliers on Monday night. Irving, who played just 11 games at Duke before turning pro, finished just 2 of 12 from the field he made a meaningless 3-pointer in the final minutes with seven assists and one turnover in 26 minutes. The Cavs are counting on the 19-year-old to turn around a team that won just 19 games last season. Toronto, which went only 22-60 last season, won its first game under coach Dwane Casey, who was an assistant last season for the champion Dallas Mavericks. Thunder 104, T-wolves 100 MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Durant scored 33 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell Westbrook added 28 points, six assists and six rebounds, and James Harden scored 16 points for the Thunder, who have started off a season loaded with expectations at 2-0. Kevin Love had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and Ricky Rubio had an impressive debut with six assists, six points and five rebounds in 26 minutes for the Timberwolves, who hung with the Western Conference favorites all game long. Double digits the Magic number 5 Orlando players score double figures NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York101.000 New Jersey101.000 Toronto101.000 Philadelphia00.000 Boston01.0001 Southeast Division WLPctGB Charlotte101.000 Miami101.000 Orlando11.500 Atlanta00.000 Washington01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana101.000 Chicago101.000 Cleveland01.0001 Milwaukee01.0001 Detroit01.0001 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB Memphis00.000 New Orleans00.000 San Antonio00.000 Houston01.000 Dallas02.0001 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City201.000 Denver101.000 Portland00.0001 Utah00.0001 Minnesota01.0001 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers101.000 Phoenix00.000 Sacramento00.000 L.A. Lakers01.0001 Golden State01.0001 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 105, Golden State 86 Mondays Games Toronto 104, Cleveland 96 Charlotte 96, Milwaukee 95 Indiana 91, Detroit 79 Orlando 104, Houston 95 New Jersey 90, Washington 84 Oklahoma City 104, Minnesota 100 Denver 115, Dallas 93 Memphis at San Antonio, late New Orleans at Phoenix, late L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, late Philadelphia at Portland, late Chicago at Golden State, late Tuesdays Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Indiana at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New York at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. Cam Ward made 23 saves and was credited with a bizarre empty-net goal, leading the Carolina Hurricanes past the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Monday night. Brandon Sutter had a short-handed goal, Tuomo Ruutu and Anthony Stewart scored in the second period, and Tim Gleason and Tim Brent each had two assists for the Hurricanes. Wards first career goal came at the end of a strange sequence. Ilya Kovalchuks errant pass for Adam Henrique from the end line wound up going the length of the ice and into an empty net with 29.4 seconds left. Officials initially awarded the goal to Sutter before a postgame review determined he never touched the puck. David Clarkson had a goal and an assist for New Jersey. He and Henrique scored in the third period and Johan Hedberg made 30 saves for the Devils, who had won seven of nine. Clarkson broke up the shutout when he scored with 7:22 left. Henrique then pulled the Devils to 3-2 when he scored with 2:20 remaining before the odd sequence in the final minute. Anton Volchenkov finished with two assists for New Jersey, which lost Ryan Carter to a game misconduct late in the first period for drilling Jaroslav Spacek hard into the end boards. Carolina, in last place in the Southeast Division, has earned points in six of eight games. Two of the best players in Devils history were behind Carolinas bench. New coach Kirk Muller and assistant John MacLean combined for 532 goals during their time on the ice in New Jersey. The Devils sure could have used their offensive punch early in this one. Instead, for most of the way, it was the Hurricanes who showed off their firepower. Ruutu pushed Carolinas lead to 2-0 by scoring his team-leading 13th goal just over 7 minutes into the second. He chipped in a rebound past a sprawled-out Hedberg and into an open net. Stewart then made it a three-goal game 10 minutes later when his wrist shot from the circle got past Hedbergs stick. That came after Sutter scored the Hurricanes first goal midway through the first and 23 seconds into a tripping penalty on Ruutu.Blues 5, Stars 3 ST. LOUIS Adam Cracknell scored the tiebreaking goal after being recalled from the minors earlier Monday and the Blues slumping power play carried St. Louis to a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. St. Louis, which won its sixth successive home game, improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine. The Blues are 15-3-4 under coach Ken Hitchcock, who took over for the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6. Dallas lost for the third time in eight games. The Stars had won the previous five games against St. Louis. Chris Stewart scored twice for St. Louis including an emptynet goal with 50 seconds left. Evgeny Grachev, Chris Stewart and Jason Arnott also tallied for the Blues, who improved to 14-3-1 at home. Rangers 3, Isles 0 NEW YORK Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multi-goal game in the NHL, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 28 shots he faced as the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 3-0 for their fifth straight victory. Hagelin, in just his 16th NHL game, scored in the second and third periods for the surging Rangers (22-8-4) the Atlantic Division leaders, who leapfrogged defending Stanley Cup champion Boston into first place in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers finished a 3-0 homestand that included a pair of victories over the Islanders in a five-day span. New Yorks past four victories have been against division rivals. The Rangers begin a three-game trip at Washington on Wednesday that will conclude with the outdoor Winter Classic in Philadelphia next Monday. Avalanche 4, Wild 2ST. PAUL, Minn. Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2. Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesotas winless streak to seven games. Ryan OReilly, Gabriel Landeskog and TJ Galiardi also scored for Colorado (19-17-1). Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Wild (20-12-5). Team captain and leading scorer Mikko Koivu returned after missing the last four games with a leg injury and had an assist. Red Wings 4, Predators 1NASHVILLE, Tenn. Valtteri Filppula scored a pair of goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Pavel Datsyuk and Danny Cleary also scored for Detroit, which stopped a two-game skid. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves. Jonathon Blum scored for the Predators, who have lost three of four. The Predators held an 8-7 advantage in shots during the first period, but the Red Wings scored the only goal. Filppula fired a shot from high in the slot that beat goalie Pekka Rinne low to his right side at 10:57. In the second period, the Red Wings scored two goals in 13 seconds. Datsyuk scored on a wraparound as he squeezed the puck between the left post and Rinne at 12:52. The play was reviewed and the goal counted. Sabres 4, Capitals 2BUFFALO, N.Y. Brayden McNabb capped Buffalos fourgoal first period with his first NHL goal and the Sabres cruised to a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Jason Pominville, Matt Ellis and Christian Ehrhoff also scored in the first period for the Sabres, who snapped a threegame skid to improve to 4-6-2 in their last 12 games. Ryan Miller, making his sixth straight start, finished with 20 saves. Matt Hendricks and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which fell to 1-2-1 in its last four. Michal Neuvirth started for the fifth straight time, but was pulled midway through the first period after allowing three goals on six shots. He was replaced by Tomas Vokoun, who allowed one goal on 17 shots. Hurricanes goalie scores empty-netter Carolina beats N.J. Devils 4-2 NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3422844810272 Philadelphia3421944611899 Pittsburgh35201144411491 New Jersey35191513997103 N.Y. Islanders34111762877111 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston3323914711963 Toronto351813440110113 Ottawa361714539111122 Buffalo35171533796103 Montreal36131673388101 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida3618117439498 Winnipeg35161453796104 Washington341715236100105 Tampa Bay34141733190116 Carolina37121963095123 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago36239450122103 St. Louis3521104469277 Detroit35221214511579 Nashville36181444096103 Columbus3592242286121 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota3720125458886 Vancouver35211224411585 Colorado371917139100107 Calgary3617154389098 Edmonton3415163339391 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3219103419577 Dallas35201414195101 Phoenix3518143399292 Los Angeles3516145377685 Anaheim3491962480113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Buffalo 4, Washington 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, N.Y. Islanders 0 Carolina 4, New Jersey 2 St. Louis 5, Dallas 3 Detroit 4, Nashville 1 Chicago 4, Columbus 1 Edmonton at Vancouver, late Phoenix at Los Angeles, late Anaheim at San Jose, late 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. Wednesdays Games Buffalo at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Associated Press Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, center, gets off a shot between Houston Rockets Luis Scola, left, and Houston Rockets Samuel Dalembert in the first half of Mondays game in Orlando. Associated Press Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward reacts to teammate Bryan Allen telling him that he had scored an empty net goal in the third period of Mondays game against the New Jersey Devils in Raleigh, N.C. Ward had 23 saves and an empty net goal in the Hurricanes 4-2 win.

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Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. Now that the Green Bay Packers have wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, Mike McCarthy is free to rest some of his starters in the regular-season finale. And while McCarthys natural inclination might be playing to win especially with the NFC North rival Detroit Lions coming to Lambeau Field on New Years Day the coach acknowledged after the Packers 35-21 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night that his teams injury situation might dictate his strategy. Well look at all of our options, McCarthy said. But Im not going to stand here and tell you we want to give away opportunities to win the game. Were going to play to win the game next week. Im not real excited about a division opponent coming in here and think were not going to do everything we can to get to 15-1. But health is an issue for us. I think thats stating the obvious. Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes in a game for the first time in his NFL career, breaking a close game wide open by leading three quick scoring drives in the second half. The Packers (14-1) nailed down the No. 1 seed in the NFC and claimed another round of bragging rights in the storied rivalry by eliminating the Bears (7-8) from the playoff chase. Chicagos loss also put the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs. Rodgers threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson, another two to James Jones, and found tight end Jermichael Finley for a score. Rodgers was 21 of 29 for 283 yards and no interceptions when backup Matt Flynn took over with 7:54 left in the game. Rodgers has 45 touchdown passes this season just shy of Tom Bradys single-season record set in 2007. But when asked about the possibility of breaking Bradys record, Rodgers made it sound as if he didnt expect to see much of the field next Sunday. I think thats probably safe, Rodgers said. Rodgers said he expected McCarthy to weigh the pros and cons of playing to win. Theres something to be said about finishing the season well, Rodgers said. The Bears tried to keep us out of the playoffs last year in the last game of the year and it would be nice to finish out the season the way we started it, with a strong showing in a home game. That being said, I think you have to take into account the health of your football team. We have some guys banged up. Well see what Mike says this week. But until we hear differently, well prepare as if were going to play. Rodgers might not get a shot at Bradys touchdown record, but he did break a franchise record Sunday. With 4,643 yards passing, he surpassed Lynn Dickeys single-season total of 4,458 set in 1983. Its obviously an award thats bigger than an individual award, Rodgers said. It takes obviously the offensive line pass-blocking for you and your guys getting open and delivering a catchable ball and then making plays. Weve got a great group of guys to work with. This is a record we all share. Rodgers offensive feats came behind a patchwork offensive line, as the Packers were without three of their top four tackles. Chad Clifton returned to practice this week after sitting out since October because of hamstring and back injuries, but isnt ready to play. Bryan Bulaga was inactive Sunday because of a left knee sprain, and backup Derek Sherrod is out for the season with a broken right leg. But the line played well, and Rodgers wasnt sacked. We felt that was going to be a huge challenge for us up front, dealing with their defensive line, McCarthy said. I cant say enough about our offensive line. Green Bay also was missing wide receiver Greg Jennings, because of a sprained left knee, and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett because of a concussion. With so many players banged up, will the Packers be cautious with starters in the finale? I enjoy playing this game, but at the same time, we have to be smart, Clay Matthews said. We like winning around here. Itll be interesting to see where we go. Like I said, we have to be smart. Associated Press The Green Bay Packers Sam Shields breaks up a pass intended for Chicago Bears Dane Sanzenbacher in the second half of Sundays game in Green Bay, Wis. Packers pull plug on Bears playoff hopes Green Bay wraps up No. 1 seed in NFC Packers 35, Bears 21 Chicago0371121 Green Bay7714735 First quarter GBFinley 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:26. Second quarter ChiFG Gould 35, 1:56. GBJ.Jones 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), :16. Third quarter ChiE.Williams fumble recovery in end zone (Gould kick), 11:35. GBNelson 55 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:02. GBJ.Jones 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 1:54. Fourth quarter GBNelson 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 14:53. ChiK.Davis 1 pass from McCown (McCown run), 7:54. ChiFG Gould 30, 1:11. A,574. ChiGB First downs2419 Total Net Yards441363 Rushes-yards42-19921-81 Passing242282 Punt Returns2-71-8 Kickoff Returns5-1171-34 Interceptions Ret.0-02-23 Comp-Att-Int19-28-221-29-0 Sacked-Yards Lost0-01-1 Punts2-49.04-44.0 Fumbles-Lost2-00-0 Penalties-Yards6-280-0 Time of Possession35:4824:12 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGChicago, Bell 23-121, Allen 1140, McCown 8-38. Green Bay, Grant 8-44, Rodgers 4-18, Starks 6-13, Saine 1-8, Flynn 2-(minus 2). PASSINGChicago, McCown 19-28-2242. Green Bay, Rodgers 21-29-0-283. RECEIVINGChicago, R.Williams 6-81, Sanzenbacher 4-51, Bell 4-38, K.Davis 321, Bennett 1-49, Clutts 1-2. Green Bay, Nelson 6-115, J.Jones 4-50, Finley 3-20, Grant 2-34, Driver 2-29, Cobb 2-22, Crabtree 1-7, Starks 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSChicago, Gould 49 (WR). S COREBOARD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 B3 second-best rushing defense, giving up just 106.2 yards per game. But the Tigers found plenty of running room with Franklin and Kendial Lawrence, repeatedly gashing the Tar Heels for big gains. (Frankin) is just such a dynamic guy running and throwing that you have to respect both, Withers said. I always count the quarterback as an extra running back in the spread and thats exactly what he was. Lawrence rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers racked up 337 yards on the ground. North Carolinas poor defense wasted a productive game by quarterback Bryn Renner, who threw for 317 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. But Renner couldnt offset the Tar Heels anemic running game, which produced just 36 yards. Freshman running back Giovani Bernard rushed for 31 yards more than 70 yards less than his season average. Withers said he didnt think the programs upcoming coaching change had any bearing on the outcome. The Tar Heels hired Southern Mississippis Larry Fedora last week. Weve had issues for two years so I dont know why tonight would be any distraction, Withers said. Missouris mascot Truman the Tiger shattered most of the original Independence Bowl trophy before the game started in a pre-game accident. The Tigers were more than happy to claim the replacement. Pinkel didnt shy away from the importance of the game, saying the result would be a trivia question after Im long gone. North Carolina scored first, with Renner hitting Dwight Jones for a 22-yard touchdown pass with 12:12 left in the first quarter. That would be the high point for the Tar Heels. Missouri responded with a 40-yard touchdown pass from receiver T.J. Moe to Wes Kemp after a lateral from Franklin. Moe hadnt thrown a touchdown pass since his days as a high school quarterback in suburban St. Louis, and it was just his second complete pass of the season. I saw the corner bite and I just let her go, Moe said. The Tigers scored again on Franklins 2-yard run to take a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter. The touchdown was set up by Franklins 16yard pass to L Damian Washington that put the Tigers at the 2-yard line. Washington grew up in Shreveport, just a few miles from Independence Stadium. And Missouri just kept piling on. The Tigers scored two touchdowns and a field goal during the second quarter to take a 31-10 halftime lead. North Carolina had a glimmer of hope late in the third when Jheranie Boyd caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Renner to pull the Tar Heels to 34-17, but Missouri responded minutes later with Franklins second touchdown run and the rout continued. While Tebow was in the midst of taking the NFL by storm with a six-game winning streak that included four straight fourth-quarter comebacks, the Broncos granted Orton his request for his release. Orton was hoping to go back to Chicago, where Jay Cutler had broken his right thumb. But the Chiefs, who had lost quarterback Matt Cassel to a hand injury, had a higher waiver claim and so Orton ended up in Kansas City. Orton dislocated a finger on his first pass attempt but rebounded to hand the Green Bay Packers their only loss with a stellar performance two weeks ago that could pay off handsomely this offseason when he becomes an unrestricted free agent for the first time. First, hell get the chance to exact some revenge on the team that gave up on him. We knew we may have to face him down the line and we kind of took that risk, Broncos boss John Elway said of releasing Orton on Nov. 22. Elway said it was best for Orton to get a fresh start somewhere else after being supplanted by Tebow. Plus, it saved the Broncos $2.5 million in salary, so everybody won. One of them wont be a winner on Sunday afternoon. Three weeks after the much-hyped Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady showdown ended badly for Denver with a 41-23 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots, the Broncos are downplaying Ortons return to Mile High. I think my interpretation this week is the Denver Broncos vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, Fox said, and Im sure that will be their approach as well. Tebow said almost exactly the same thing after his poor performance against the Bills. I think its the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs, he said. Thats a great rivalry and itll be a great game. (Im) excited we get to play at home in front of our fans. I think that as a player, as a quarterback, as someone who has dreamed of that his whole life, itll be exciting to have one game, one last game, one last opportunity to make the playoffs. The Broncos could lose Sunday and still make the postseason if San Diego beats Oakland. But the Broncos arent counting on anybody but themselves. In my mind, its much like a playoff game already, Fox said. For most intents and purposes, we need to win this game. And that will determine our fate. The Broncos are coming off their worst performance of the season, one in which they surrendered touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams, a terrible trifecta that was especially troubling coming against a team that hadnt won since October and was long ago eliminated from the playoff picture. They made the Bills look like the Patriots. Cornerback Champ Bailey said hes stumped as to why the Broncos keep finding themselves in a fourthquarter fix: I just know at some point throughout the second and third quarter we find a way to make it hard for ourselves. After overcoming deficits all year, the Broncos havent been able to do it the last two weeks. TEBOW Continued from Page B1 TIGERS Continued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Pittsburgh at Notre Dame 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Wisconsin at Nebraska COLLEGE FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Purdue at Detroit 8 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl: Louisville vs. NC State, at Charlotte, N.C. NBA 8 p.m. (TNT) Boston at Miami 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Utah at L.A. Lakers NHL 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS) St. Louis at Detroit Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS BASKETBALL Lecanto Holiday Tournament: 6 p.m. Citrus vs. Fivay 7:30 p.m. Seven Rivers vs. Lecanto Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 9 6 3 CASH 3 (late) 8 0 8 PLAY 4 (early) 7 4 9 2 PLAY 4 (late) 4 3 2 5 FANTASY 5 24 25 27 29 36 NCAA Football Tonight Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue22(60)W. Michigan Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. NC State11(45)Louisville Wednesday Military Bowl At Washington Toledo33(70)Air Force Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas33(47)California Thursday Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida St.33(46)Notre Dame Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor89(79)Washington Friday Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU Pk1(55)Tulsa Pinstripe Bowl At New York Rutgers22(44)Iowa St. Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi St.66(47)Wake Forest Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma1514(58)Iowa Saturday Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M1010(66)Northwestern Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech33(50)Utah Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Illinois32(47)UCLA Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt11(48)Cincinnati Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Auburn13(48)Virginia Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Houston76(57)Penn St. Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia33(50)Michigan St. Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla South Carolina12(46)Nebraska Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. 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)LSUREGULAR SEASON STANDINGSAMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA y-New England1230.800464321 N.Y. Jets870.533360344 Buffalo690.400351385 Miami5100.333310296 SouthWLTPctPFPA y-Houston1050.667359255 Tennessee870.533302295 Jacksonville4110.267224316 Indianapolis2130.133230411 NorthWLTPctPFPA x-Baltimore1140.733354250 x-Pittsburgh1140.733312218 Cincinnati960.600328299 Cleveland4110.267209294 WestWLTPctPFPA Denver870.533306383 Oakland870.533333395 San Diego780.467368351 Kansas City690.400205335 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants870.533363386 Dallas870.533355316 Philadelphia780.467362318 Washington5100.333278333 SouthWLTPctPFPA x-New Orleans1130.786457306 Atlanta950.643341281 Carolina690.400389384 Tampa Bay4110.267263449 NorthWLTPctPFPA y-Green Bay1410.933515318 x-Detroit1050.667433342 Chicago780.467336328 Minnesota3120.200327432 WestWLTPctPFPA y-San Francisco1230.800346202 Seattle780.467301292 Arizona780.467289328 St. Louis2130.133166373 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursdays Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16 Saturdays Games Oakland 16, Kansas City 13, OT Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 17 Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 40, Denver 14 Carolina 48, Tampa Bay 16 Minnesota 33, Washington 26 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14 New England 27, Miami 24 N.Y. 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 Green Bay 35, Chicago 21 Mondays Game Atlanta at New Orleans, late Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m. Brees scores new record Associated Press New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates a touchdown by running back Pierre Thomas in the first quarter of Mondays game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. At press time, the Saints were winning 45-16 with two minutes left to play. Brees broke the NFL singleseason yards passing mark, surpassing Dan Marinos record.

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Grandkids 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 it does not know yet when Philip will be released. The Duke is in good spirits and will remain in hospital under observation for a short period, the palace said. 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 45-minute 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. Wearing a festive red dress, the Queen said the importance of family was driven home by the marriages of two of her grandchildren this year William and Zara. Williams royal wedding at Westminster Abbey captivated the world in April, and Zara had a quiet but elegant celebration in July. The 85-year-old queen has made a prerecorded Christmas broadcast on radio since 1952 and on television since 1957. She writes the speeches herself, and the broadcasts mark the rare occasion on which the queen voices her own opinion without government consultation. Elizabeth spoke of the strength family can provide during times of hardship and how friendships are often formed in difficult times. She pointed to the Commonwealth nations as an example that family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community. C HRISTY L EMIRE AP Movie Critic Sometimes, reacting to a movie is all about the expectations you bring with you walking into it. We Bought a Zoo is about a family who buys a zoo. Its as high-concept as you can get, outside of maybe Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and its equally straightforward in wearing its heart on its sleeve. We know to expect this ahead of time because We Bought a Zoo comes from Cameron Crowe, the writer-director of Say Anything ..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous and, more recently, the 2005 flop Elizabethtown. We know there will be some poignantly phrased life lessons in store for this family as they struggle to reconnect after the mothers death. The whole exercise could have been agonizingly mawkish, and/or filled with cheap, lazy animal-poop jokes. And yet, its not. Its actually surprisingly charming and more emotionally understated than the material would suggest, and a lot of that has to do with Matt Damons performance. He is an actor incapable of faking it, one who cannot mail it in, and so he brings great authenticity and gravitas to the role of Benjamin Mee, a widower and father of two. (We Bought a Zoo, which Crowe co-wrote with Aline Brosh McKenna, is based on a true story with some tweaks.) Six months after his wife died of cancer, Benjamin is struggling to move on. Hes having trouble dedicating himself to his career as a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and finds himself squabbling with his troublemaking teenage son, Dylan (Colin Ford); meanwhile, his younger daughter, Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), is an impossibly adorable angel. Benjamin thinks a change of scenery might help, so he quits his job and moves the family to a rustic, rambling house on 18 acres outside the city. Seems perfect except for the fact that the land includes an animal park that has fallen into disrepair. Since Benjamin is a writer and not a zoologist, he has no idea what hes doing. He gets some help from the parks ragtag, hippie crew, led by Scarlett Johansson as the hottest zookeeper on the planet. Moving to a zoo spoiler alert! eventually helps everyone reconcile. No big shocker there. And no, this does not occur through the mystical power of the animals radiating positive vibes to the universe. The lions and tigers and bears are mercifully free of cloying anthropomorphism. Basically, father and son are just stuck in the middle of nowhere and the necessity for teamwork thrusts them back together. Dylan also makes friends with the only other kid his age on the grounds, the ebullient Lily, played by Elle Fanning. Yes, We Bought a Zoo is sentimental and overlong, and full of obligatory fish-out-of-water physical humor. But everyone is so good in it especially Damon, who brings real emotional truth to his characters grieving process that its hard not to be won over. Johansson has a no-nonsense likability about her performance, and the suggested romance between her character and Damons, while easy to predict, isnt milked for easy heart-tugging. Its a beautiful film, too: Everything is bathed in this sort of magical sunlight, the work of cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution), which enhances the sensation that anything is possible. This is the first feature from Crowe since the heavy-handed, overly quirky Elizabethtown, and while its not a complete return to form, its close enough. Associated Press Matt Damon, right, portrays a man who recently lost his wife to cancer. He find himself squabbling with his troublemaking teenage son, Dylan, played by Colin Ford. REVIEW Zoo charmer Birthday: Notable improvements in your material affairs are likely in the year ahead if you put your mind to it. Although some might not consider your acquisitions gigantic, they will be significant and meaningful to you. Capicorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) If you find yourself badly in need of a small but urgent favor, go to someone you help all the time. Anyone of this ilk would be eager to do what he or she can. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) A rather big opportunity could come in a small package. Someone you know socially who is involved in a new enterprise might want to bring you in on the action. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) In order to have a chance for good results, dont broadcast your ambitious intentions. Take positive measures to accomplish your aims and speak only after your efforts are fulfilled. Aries (March 21-April 19) Faith is based on believing in something about which little or no proof exists. The more faith you place in someone, the more youll think that she or he will come through for you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Although you arent apt to seek out competitive situations, you arent likely to dodge them either. Once you enter a race, however, youll thoroughly enjoy the challenge. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you dont feel you are being weighed down by a difficult situation, the more open youll be to suggestions on handling one. Someone will have the perfect solution for you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Things will go more smoothly when implementing an important change if you handle any complications that arise one at a time. Itll reduce your chances of bungles and gaffes. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Because youll enjoy testing your physical skills as well as your mental abilities, try to find and participate in a fun activity that would challenge both your muscles and your brainpower. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Be sure to dot every i and cross every t, especially in a critical matter that youre attempting to finalize. All those small details can be of greater significance than usual. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Youre likely to be acutely aware of the shortcomings of others, but you should take strides to offer your insights in the form of constructive criticism, not put-downs. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) The possibilities for making personal gains look very good. Although many people might not consider yours a hefty haul, it could still be a significant amount to you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Youll be far better equipped to handle assignments of a mental nature than you will be attempting most physical tasks. Thus, delegate the grunt work while personally seeing to the matters that require the little gray cells. Today in HISTORY SUNDAY, DEC. 18 Fantasy 5: 2 12 23 24 32 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5205$555 3-of-56,789$20 SATURDAY, DEC. 17 Powerball: 14 16 30 51 52 Powerball: 19 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-5No winner No Florida winners 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 Tuesday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2011. There are four days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Dec. 27, 1968, Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific. On this date: In 1831, naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a roundthe-world voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. In 1904, James Barries play Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldnt Grow Up opened at the Duke of Yorks Theater in London. In 1927, the musical play Show Boat, with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. In 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City. In 1970, the musical play Hello, Dolly! closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances. In 2007, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Ten years ago: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five years ago: Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to embrace brotherly coexistence and not to hate U.S.-led foreign troops in a goodbye letter posted on a website a day after Iraqs highest court upheld his death sentence. One year ago: A Russian court found imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky guilty of stealing nearly $30 billion in oil from his company, Yukos. (His supporters have charged that Khodorkovskys prosecution was politically motivated.) Todays Birthdays: Rockabilly musician Scotty Moore is 80. Actor John Amos is 72. Actress Charmian Carr (Film: The Sound of Music) is 69. ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 68. Rock musician Mick Jones (Foreigner) is 67. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 63. Singersongwriter Karla Bonoff is 60. Journalist-turned-politician Arthur Kent is 58. Actress Maryam DAbo is 51. Actress Eva LaRue is 45. Former professional wrestler and actor Bill Goldberg is 45. Musician Matt Slocum is 39. Singer Olu is 38. Christian rock musician James Mead (Kutless) is 29. Thought for Today: Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men. Alistair Cooke, Anglo-American journalist and broadcaster (1908-2004). 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. Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B3 E NTERTAINMENT Page B4 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Damon, cast bring heart to Cameron Crowes family film Scarlett Johansson plays a zookeeper while Elizabeth Jones, foreground, is Matt Damons daughter in the film We Bought a Zoo.

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Special to the ChronicleStill thinking about New Years resolutions? Heres one become a blood donor. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has a little extra incentive to help get started. LifeSouth will host its annual End of the Year Blood Drive at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44) in Inverness, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve. All donors will be entered to win a 32-inch LCD TV courtesy of WalMart, goodies from the Air Force, a thank-you gift from LifeSouth and complimentary cholesterol screening. Enjoy a hot dog, chips and soda, music and lots of New Years fun! Donors are entered in a drawing to win an iPad2. The drawing will be Jan. 31. 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. I cannot count the number of times I have discussed lung cancer in my column, and often, the very low survival rates associated with this disease. But now, research may be pointing to the simple soybean as an aid in the treatment of lung cancer. A Wayne State University research team has shown that compounds found in soybeans can make radiation treatment of lung cancer more effective, while helping to preserve normal tissue. If this finding is proven in further research studies, it could open the door for more effective treatment with fewer side effects. Radiation Oncology researchers at Wayne State Universitys School of Medicine and Cancer Institute, had shown previously that soy isoflavones, a natural, nontoxic component of soybeans, increase the ability of radiation to kill cancer in prostate tumors by blocking DNA repair mechanisms and molecular Dr. C. Joseph Bennett AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Soybeans and lung cancer See BENNETT / Page C3 Dr. Sunil Gandhi CANCER & BLOOD DISEASE What causes breast cancer? B reast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. Every woman has a 1 in 11 chance of developing breast cancer once her in lifetime. Men can also develop breast cancer, but male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than 1 percent of all breast cancers. Everyone is concerned about this cancer and wants to cut down their own risk of getting breast cancer. A comprehensive study was released in a recent San Antonio Breast Cancer (SABC) symposium of breast cancer. This report was from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and was supported by a grant from the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. The study, Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, was produced by the Institute of Medicine, a panel of independent medical experts most often tapped by government agencies for authoritative advice. Theres an environmental link to breast cancer but chemicals in the air and water may be the See GANDHI / Page C3 Y our mouth is an important tool for doctors to help patients stay healthy. As I have mentioned in many of my previous articles, patient history taken by the doctor is very important for diagnosis and treatment. However, there are times when your oral cavity can tell a tale about the patients health without uttering a word. Believe it or not, just taking a look in the mouth can give a doctor an idea of what is going on in ones body. Simple things such as cavities and gum disease could point to systemic problems such as blood sugar problems and/or heart disease. Even a loose tooth can be the signs of bone disease. It is suggested that upward to 90 percent of systemic conditions can have some sort of symptom that involves the mouth/oral cavity. If you noticed blood in your mouth or if your mouth is dry and you seem to have repeated yeast infections, this could be a sign of diabetes. Even more serious conditions such as AIDS and leukemia have these signs and symptoms. The way blood sugar problems affect the mouth is that, as we know, there is a lot of bacteria in the oral cavity and with high sugar levels in the blood, bacteria can find plenty of food to allow reproduction and growth to Oral health important Special to the ChronicleCRYSTAL RIVER Chest pain and heart attack are now treated with advanced nonsurgical procedures that re-establish blood flow in blocked arteries, collectively called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), in the Cardiovascular Center at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. PCI is used to treat a type of heart disease known as atherosclerosis the buildup of fatty plaques in the hearts blood vessels. Over time, plaque buildup may reduce or stop blood flow, causing chest pain or heart attack. Also called angioplasty, PCI involves threading a tiny catheter through the affected artery (under X-ray guidance), then inflating a balloon to open the artery and restore blood flow. A stent is usually placed at that time to maintain good blood flow through the diseased area. If the stent is coated with medication to help keep the artery open, it is called a drug-eluting stent; otherwise it is called a bare-metal stent. PCI allows doctors to relieve symptoms of chest pain related to artery blockage that may not be completely treated with medicines alone, said Gregory von Mering, MD, a hospital-affiliated board certified interventional cardiologist. Patients (who) present with heart attack from the sudden occlusion Seven Rivers Regional expands cardiac program See EXPANDS / Page C3 See GRILLO / Page C3 Dr. Denis Grillo EAR, NOSE & THROAT Section C TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE INSIDE Richard Hoffmann / Page C3 New Years blood drive setH EALTH & L IFE Painkiller has abuse experts worried Companies work on powerful type of hydrocodone C HRIS H AWLEY Associated PressNEW YORK Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nations second most-abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried it could spur a new wave of abuse. The new pills contain the highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone, packing up to 10 times the amount of the drug as existing medications such as Vicodin. Four companies have begun patient testing, and one of them Zogenix of San Diego plans to apply early next year to begin marketing its product, Zohydro. If approved, it would mark the first time patients could legally buy pure hydrocodone. Existing products combine the drug with nonaddictive painkillers such as acetaminophen. Critics say they are especially worried about Zohydro, a timedrelease drug meant for managing moderate to severe pain, because abusers could crush it to release an intense, immediate high. I have a big concern that this could be the next OxyContin, said April Rovero, president of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse. We just dont need this on the market. OxyContin, introduced in 1995 by Purdue Pharma of Stamford, Conn., was designed to manage pain with a formula that dribbled one dose of oxycodone over many hours. Abusers quickly discovered they could defeat the timedrelease feature by crushing the pills. Purdue Pharma changed the formula to make OxyContin more tamper-resistant, but addicts have moved onto generic oxycodone and other drugs that do not have a timed-release feature. Oxycodone is now the mostabused medicine in the United States, with hydrocodone second, according to the Drug Enforcement Administrations annual count of drug seizures sent to police drug labs for analysis. The latest drug tests come as more pharmaceutical companies are getting into the $10 billion-ayear legal market for powerful and addictive opiate narcotics. Its like the wild west, said Peter Jackson, co-founder of Advocates for the Reform of Prescription Opioids. The whole supply-side system is set up to perpetuate this massive unloading of opioid narcotics on the American public. The pharmaceutical firms say the new hydrocodone drugs give doctors another tool to try on patients in legitimate pain, part of a constant search for better painkillers to treat the aging U.S. population. Sometimes you circulate a patient between various opioids, and some may have a better effect than others, said Karsten Lindhardt, chief executive of Denmark-based Egalet, which is testing its own pure hydrocodone product. Companies say a pure hydrocodone pill would avoid liver problems linked to high doses of acetaminophen, an ingredient in products like Vicodin. They also say patients will be more closely supervised because, by law, they will have to return to their doctors each time they need more pills. Prescriptions for the weaker, hydrocodone-acetaminophen products now on the market can be refilled up to five times. Zogenix has completed three rounds of patient testing, and last week it announced it had held a final meeting with Food and Drug Administration officials to talk about its upcoming drug application. It plans to file the application in early 2012 and have Zohydro on the market by early 2013. Purdue Pharma and Cephalon, a Frazer, Pa.-based unit of Israelbased Teva Pharmaceuticals, are conducting late-stage trials of their own hydrocodone drugs, according to documents filed with federal regulators. In May, Purdue Pharma received a patent applying extended-release technology to hydrocodone. Neither company would comment on its plans. Meanwhile, Egalet has finished the most preliminary stages of testing aimed at determining the basic safety of a drug. The firm could have a product on the market as early as 2015 but wants to see how the other companies fare with the FDA before deciding whether to move forward, Lindhardt said. Critics say they are troubled because of the dark side that has accompanied the boom in sales of narcotic painkillers: Murders, pharmacy robberies and millions of dollars lost by hospitals that must treat overdose victims. Thousands of legitimate pain patients are becoming addicted to powerful prescription painkillers, they say, in addition to the thousands more who abuse the drugs. Prescription painkillers led to the deaths of almost 15,000 people in 2008, more than triple the 4,000 deaths in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month. Emergency room visits related to hydrocodone abuse have shot from 19,221 in 2000 to 86,258 in 2009, according to data compiled by the Drug Enforcement Administration. In Florida alone, hydrocodone caused 910 deaths and contributed to 1,803 others between 2003 and 2007. Hydrocodone belongs to family of drugs known as opiates or opioids because they are chemically similar to opium. They include morphine, heroin, oxycodone, codeine, methadone and hydromorphone. Opiates block pain but also unleash intense feelings of wellbeing and can create physical dependence. The withdrawal symptoms are also intense, with users complaining of cramps, diarrhea, muddled thinking, nausea and vomiting. After a while, opiates stop working, forcing users to take stronger doses or to try slightly different chemicals. Youve got a person on your product for life, and a doctors got a patient whos never going to miss an appointment, because if they did and they didnt get their prescription, they would feel very sick, said Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing. Its a terrific business model, and thats what these companies want to get in on. Under pressure from the government, Purdue Pharma last year debuted a new OxyContin pill formula that squishes instead of crumbling when someone tries to crush it. But Zogenix, whose drug is time-released but crushable, says there is not enough evidence to show such tamper-resistant reformulations thwart abuse. Provided sufficient effort, all formulations currently available can be overcome, Zogenix said in a written response to questions by The Associated Press. Associated Press The sun slowly sets Dec. 22 on the empty parking lot at the Zogenix headquarters in San Diego. The pharmaceutical maker is one of at least four companies working on purer, more powerful versions of the nations second most-abused medicine, hydrocodone, a trend that has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new round of abuse. Oxycodone is now the most-abused medicine in the United States, with hydrocodone second, according to the Drug Enforcement Administrations annual count of drug seizures sent to police drug labs for analysis.

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INVERNESS Helpful Hints for Facing the New Year for those who have experienced a loss, presented by the Wings Grief Services Division of Hospice of Citrus County, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Hospice of Citrus County Inverness Regional Office at 326 S. Line Ave., Inverness. The Wings Community Education Team at Hospice of Citrus County provides educational programs and grief support to anyone who has experienced a loss. The programs are free, open to the public and reservations are suggested. You need not be affiliated with hospice to attend. To make a reservation, contact Lynn Miller at 352-527-2020. Hospice of Citrus County, licensed 1985, has earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. Visit us on the web at www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers : To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Cypress Cove Care Center, 700 S.E. Eighth Ave., Crystal River. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 27, Walmart, 3826 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, Bealls, 346 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, Sumter Electric Cooperative, U.S. 301 and Sumter County Road 471, Sumterville. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Subway, 6748 Gulf-toLake Highway, Crystal River. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Walmart Supercenter/New Years Blood Drive, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 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. SPRING HILL Oak Hill Hospital Partners Club offers the following events during December: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 28 hearing screen and earwax removal. H2U Partners Club events and activities are open to members only. Membership in Oak Hill Hospitals H2U Partners Club is open to Hernando, Pasco and Citrus county residents for $20 a year, which includes membership in the HCA national H2U program. Oak Hill Hospital is at 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of U.S. 19 on State Road 50. Visit OakHillHospital. com. Upcoming seminars at the SHARE Club at CMHS. Call 352-560-6266 to register. Free diabetic cooking class noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 28. The Nutritional Services Department is offering a diabetic-friendly cooking demonstration by a registered dietitian. A free blood pressure and glucose check will be available at 11:30 a.m. before the program begins. Space is limited and reservations are required; call 362-560-6266. CRYSTAL RIVER Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center offers the following health education programs presented by board-certified physicians and licensed medical professionals. Website: Seven RiversRegional.com. Call 352795-1234 to register for the programs. Free Prostate Cancer Screening During January, men older than age 50 who have not had a prostate cancer screening in the past 12 months are welcome to register for a free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and physical exam (DRE) on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the SRRMC Ambulatory Surgery Center. Men older than 40 at high risk are also welcome. Appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a firstcome, first-served basis. One-Day Childbirth Education 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: Expectant couples learn about labor, delivery and relaxation techniques, exercising, newborn characteristics and breastfeeding in the Medical Offices Building Community Room. Cost is $30. Breastfeeding/Infant Care 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17: Expectant or new mothers learn helpful techniques for successful breastfeeding as well as basic infant care on at in the Womens & Family Center. Good News About Knee and Hip Pain 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18: Learn about the causes and the latest treatments, including information about medications, nutrition and exercise in the Medical Offices Building Community Room at Seven Rivers Regional.. Pre-Surgery Ortho Camp Patients scheduled for knee or hip replacement surgery learn preand post-surgery exercises, how to use a walker, knee and hip precautions and adaptive equipment that may be needed for activities of daily living. Offered the first and third Tuesday monthly at 1 p.m. Free Balance Screenings Seven Rivers Rehab & Wound Center offers free balance screenings. The Center is located at 1675 S.E. U.S. 19 in the Crystal River Shopping Center (next to Sweetbay). Call 352-795-0534 to schedule an appointment. Support GROUPS SPRING HILL Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group 5 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Jeff Haight, R.N., group facilitator, at 352-688-7744. Caregivers Support and Information meeting, 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Call Charlotte Downing at 352-422-7044 for directions/information. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter Cancer Support Group (including Multiple Myeloma), 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill. There is no charge and light refreshments are provided. Contact: Lourdes Arvelo, LCSW, patient services manager, at 813-963-6461 ext. 11, Lourdes.Arvelo@lls.org or visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website at www.lls.org. Look Good ... Feel Better a free two-hour session for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Cancer & Blood Disease Center, Lecanto, and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Lecanto. Call Joann Brown at 352-341-7741 or the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665 to register. NEW PORT RICHEY Community Chatterboxes support group to assist individuals suffering from communication deficits (i.e., aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, etc.) as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders, 3 to 4 p.m. every other Thursday at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 727-845-0757. PINELLAS PARK Connections fireside-discussion-style support group for cancer patients, 7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly, WellSpring Oncology, 6600 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, 727-343-0600; www.wellspringoncology.org. BROOKSVILLE Man to Man prostate cancer support group, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Brooksville Center, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Call Mary Capo at 352-596-1926. Grandparents and others Raising Children 10 a.m. to noon the first Monday monthly at the Citrus County Resource Center. Call Amy Engelken at 352-527-5905. OCALA The Alz heimers and Memory Disorders support group of Ocala, 3 to 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Medical Office Building at West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 S.W. 46th Court, second-floor Community Room. Call 352-401-1453. Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter support group: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11 a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at 352-527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at 352-5928128. HUDSON Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Alzheimers support group meetings 10 a.m. to noon the first Tuesday monthly in the second-floor conference room. The meeting is open to caregivers and other interested people to discuss and exchange ideas as well as help and encourage those who are involved in the care for Alzheimers patients. Call Maria Curley at 727-992-1358 or Kathy Montero at the Alzheimers Family Organization at 727-848-8888. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson. Visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com.Weekly meetings Recovery from Food Addiction, 1 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Meetings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave., Room 5 in Inverness. For information or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit: www.foodaddicts.org. Depression and anxiety peer support group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Central Ridge Library. For information, call 352-513-4296. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S. 19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352-212-0632. GriefShare Recovery Seminar and Support Group : 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 4 to March 28 at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, 4221 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto, $15. Child care is provided. Call 352-746-6200 or visit www.sevenrivers.org. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8 p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic, 550 S. U.S. 41. Crystal River AFG: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Last Resort AFG: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Lecanto AFG: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Beginners Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity:C2 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE 000A3H5 Come See and Hear What All 5,000 Successful Clients are Talking About... Call Now to Reserve Your seat Limited Seating Available (352) 341-4242 www.m2metamethod.com These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products described herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Lose Weight Feel Great Dont Wait to lose the Weight!!! Lose those extra pounds with no side effects or adverse health risks with the ultimate fat burning diet... Hormone free No injections No prescription needed No heavy exercise Eat regular foods Dedicated Customer Coaching and Support Program NOW OPEN AT Citrus Center in Inverness M2 Metabolic Method 2609A East Gulf to Lake Hwy Inverness, FL *Individual results may vary Offices in New Smyrna Beach, and Deland FREE New client orientation Q & A Jan. 4, 2012 10 am & 7 pm Come here to fulfill your New Years Resolution to lose weight Lose 26 Pounds in 26 Days! Health NOTES Cooterfest participant Special to the Chronicle Better Health Chiropractic hosted a booth along the shore of Cooter Pond in Inverness during Octobers Halloweenthemed Cooter Festival. Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant, left, gave out candy treats to visitors such as Charlie Wells and taught youngsters about the nervous system. Christmas at RBOI Special to the Chronicle The Womens Breast Cancer Support Group hosted its holiday party Dec. 9 at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in Lecanto. Richard Reyes volunteered to play his guitar and sing Christmas songs to the ladies and even had them join in on various songs. Some 21 women were in attendance under the leadership of Judy Bonard. They enjoyed a light lunch, ending with coffee and desert provided by RBOI. The ladies even baked cookies and had a cookie exchange at the end of the party. If any woman is facing breast cancer and would like to join this group, call Bonard at 352-527-4389 or come to a meeting 11:30 a.m. the second Friday monthly in the lobby of RBOI in Lecanto on County Road 491. Surviving the Holidays Special to the Chronicle Grief Specialist Lois Morgan, center, presents Surviving the Holidays, a workshop offered Dec. 7 by the Hospice of Citrus County Wings Grief Services Division at the organizations offices at 10 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills. Grief can often make the holidays a painful time. The workshop offered encouragement to bereaved individuals and presented reasons why people could begin the process of enjoying holidays once again. Surviving the Holidays workshops were offered at locations in Homosassa, Beverly Hills, Inverness, Lecanto and Inglis. The workshops were presented free to anyone in the community experiencing grief. For additional information on programs presented by the Hospice of Citrus County Grief Services Division, call 352-527-2020 or visit Hospice of Citrus County on the Web at www.hospiceofcitrus county.org. See GROUPS / Page C3

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10 a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352621-0599. Visit the website: www.ncintergroup.com. AC Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsforchrist.com. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group 6 p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous : Easy Does It, 8 p.m. Monday and Saturday, Lions Den, U.S. 41, Floral City. It Works How and Why, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and noon Sunday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. Focus on Recovery, 8 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Grover Cleveland Boulevard, Homosassa. Recovery on the River, 8 p.m. Monday and Friday, Lecanto Church of Christ, State Road 44 and County Road 491, Lecanto; 8 p.m. Sunday 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto, east of C.R. 491 and S.R. 44. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the meeting facilities listed. Information line: 352-382-0851. Overeaters Anonymous : Voices of Recovery, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center (V.A. building) on County Road 491, Lecanto. Call Dolores at 352-746-5019. Solution, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Call Marilyn at 352726-9112. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. The Circle of Love, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The New Beginning, 7 p.m. Fridays at Our Lady of Grace, Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The Encouragers Support Group has been helping people deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar and more for more than 15 years. Weekly meeting. Call 352-637-3196. Anorexia and bulimia anonymous 12-step support group, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at the Yana Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River (behind the police station). Call Charmaine at 352-422-3234. Independent Living Skills, Peer Support and Literacy workshops, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays at the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, 3774 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Call Cathy Jackson at 352527-8399. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, offers two free weekly womens domestic abuse support groups: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Child care available. Call CASA at 352-344-8111. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Citrus County at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Bailey Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1900 State Road 44 W., Inverness. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 352-503-3262. The National DBSA Associations number is 800-826-3632. Celebrate Recovery : 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Christian Recovery Fellowship Church, 2242 W. State Road 44. Call 352726-2800. 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Churchs Student Ministries Building. Dinner available before the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. for $4 donation and coffee after. Call 352-746-6200. Gulf to Lake Church Ministry Complex, West Gulf-toLake Highway in Crystal River. Dinner at 6 p.m. Fridays, followed by largeand smallgroup time and a Coffee Caf at 9. Call 352-586-4709. Nature Coast Ministries seeks to help the homeless and hurting of Citrus County. We offer referrals to Celebrate Recovery, call 352-563-1860. Overcomers Group for people recovering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or other out-of-control habits, 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sanctuary, 7463 Grover Cleveland Blvd. Call Paul at 352-628-2874. Dunnellon Life Recovery group for adults where addiction, compulsion and co-dependency issues are dealt with, at 7 p.m. Mondays at Rainbow Springs Village Church, 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon. Call Char at 352-465-1644 or Nancy at 352-794-0017. SPRING HILL Parkinsons Tai Chi Group 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the private dining room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Call Charissa Haffner at 352-346-8864. Organizations Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352-6884537 or 800-772-8672. Online support group: www.alzsupport.com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30 p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2 p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009. GROUPS Continued from Page C2 or partial occlusion of an artery feeding the heart benefit from rapidly opening the artery using PCI. These patients live longer with less likelihood of complications from heart damage. The Cardiovascular Center at Seven Rivers Regional is staffed by board-certified interventional and medical cardiologists and specially trained nurses and technicians. When lifestyle changes and medications are not enough to improve a persons heart health, the team is able to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization to determine if PCI is a treatment option. Our community is growing and so is the need for advanced cardiac care, said Joyce Brancato, chief executive officer at Seven Rivers Regional. Adding interventional procedures like PCI ensures our community has greater access to the care they need without having to travel far from home. Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, a 128-bed general, medical/surgical acute care facility serving Citrus, Levy and south Marion counties, opened its doors in 1978. Seven Rivers Regional is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned the Gold Seal of Approval as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The medical center is recognized with the Gold and Silver Plus Quality Achieve ment Awards from the American Heart Association for its success with Get With The Guidelines and received a Performance Improvement Award from Florida Medical Quality Assurance Inc. In addition, Seven Rivers Regional has been honored as one of the nations Top 100 Hospitals (1999, 2001) and Top 100 Hospital for Stroke (2000). Visit SevenRiversRegional.com. EXPANDSContinued from Page C1 H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C3 000A3HS Family Practice Diabetics High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Minor Emergencies Dr. Pablo Figueroa Se Habla Espaol 2222 Highway 44 W. Inverness When Experience Matters Call for an Appointment 352-860-0633 ifamilypractice@tampbay.rr.com Accepting New Patients Serving Citrus Count y Since 1993 000A1XO Crystal River Inverness Call or click 352-795-5700 GardnerAudiology.com NEW 35 Years For All Ears! Lupus treatment Benlysta provides new approach Q : What can you tell me about a new drug approved for lupus? A: The FDA approved Benlysta (belimumab) in early 2011 for the treatment of adults with active systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) who are also receiving existing therapies, such as corticosteroids, antimalarials, immunosuppressives and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Benlysta is the first lupus drug to be approved since 1955 and provides a new treatment approach. It is given by intravenous infusion and is designed to target a protein in the body known as the B-lymphocyte stimulator, which may reduce the number of abnormal B cells thought to be a problem in people with lupus. Clinical studies have shown that Benlysta, when used together with existing lupus drugs, can lessen the disease activity. However, black patients and patients of African heritage do not appear to respond to treatment and more studiesare being conducted with Benlysta in these patients. The most common side effects of Benlystainclude nausea, diarrhea, fever and infusion reactions, but other serious adverse reactions including death have been reported. Lupus is a serious, potentially fatal autoimmune disease that attacks healthy tissues. It occurs more often in women than men, and usually develops between ages 15 and 44. The disease affects many parts of the body, including the joints, the skin, kidneys, lungs, heart and the brain. When common lupus symptoms appear (flare), they can present as swelling in the joints or joint pain, light sensitivity, fever, chest pain, hair loss and fatigue. Estimates vary on the number of lupus sufferers in the United States, ranging from approximately 300,000 to 1.5 million people. People of all races can have the disease; however, black women have a three times higher incidence (number of new cases) than Caucasian women. Richard P Hoffmann, Pharm.D., has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Send questions to him at 2960 E. Coventry Court, Hernando, FL 34442. survival pathways, which are turned on by the cancer cells to survive the damage radiation causes. At the same time, isoflavones act to reduce damage caused by radiation to surrounding cells of normal, noncancerous tissue. In results published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer in 2010, those patients experienced reduced radiation toxicity to surrounding organs, which included fewer problems with diarrhea, and better sexual organ function. Soy isoflavones can make cancer cells more vulnerable to radiation by blocking survival pathways that are activated by radiation in cancer cells but not in normal cells. In normal tissues, soy isoflavones also can act as antioxidants, protecting those tissues from radiationinduced toxicity. During the past year, the research team achieved similar results in non-smallcell lung cancer cells in the laboratory. These researchers are now moving on to studies in mice funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, to investigate whether those results also proved true for nonsmall-cell lung tumors in mice, and thus far they have found that they do indeed improve results in the mice. These findings appear in the November 2011 edition of the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology. Researchers from Wayne State emphasize that soy supplements alone are not a substitute for conventional cancer treatment, and that doses of soy isoflavones must be medically administered in combination with conventional cancer treatments to have the desired effects. Preliminary studies indicate that soy could cause radioprotection for the good tissues, and enhance the effects of radiation on cancer cells. The next step is to evaluate the effects of soy isoflavones in mouse lung tumor models to determine the conditions that will maximize the tumor-killing and normal tissue-protecting effects during radiation therapy. If these researchers succeed in addressing these issues in the mouse lung cancer model showing the benefits of this combined treatment, clinical protocols for non-small-cell lung cancer could be designed to improve the radiotherapy results seen when treating lung cancer. It is also possible that we also could improve the secondary effects of radiation, for example, improving the level of breathing in the lungs. Once protocols are developed, we, as clinicians, can begin using soy isoflavones combined with radiation therapy in humans, a process that may possibly yield both therapeutic and economic benefits. In contrast to chemotherapy drugs, soy is very, very safe, readily available, and, the best part of it all, its cheap. If we can protect the normal tissue from radiation effects and improve the quality of life for patients who receive radiation therapy, we will have achieved an important goal in the battle against this terrible disease. Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board certified radiation oncologist, member of the Citrus County Unit and Florida Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer, hosted by Dr. Bennett, on WYKE TV, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email at cjbennett@rboi.com. BENNETT Continued from Page C1 least of womens worries. This study finds that substances to which women voluntarily expose themselves every day fattening foods, alcohol, cigarettes, oral contraceptives and hormone replacement drugs are far clearer drivers of risk than industrial chemicals such as bisphenol A and phthalates and a long list of feared additives and environmental pollutants. The expert panel concluded that many such chemicals have a biologically plausible role in promoting invasive breast cancer. It cautioned that research has so far failed to establish a clear link between these omnipresent chemicals and the new breast tumors found in more than 230,000 women each year in the United States. On the plus side, the committee noted, theres good evidence that hair dyes and non-ionizing radiation from cell phones and other electronics have no impact on a womans chances of developing breast cancer. Current use of oral contraceptives, estrogen-progesterone hormone replacement therapy, and excessive weight and obesity among postmeno pausal women have also been clearly linked with an increased risk of breast cancer, they noted. In other words, breast cancer is caused by internal factors within women and not by external factors like some chemicals in the water or air. Therefore, avoiding hormone replacement therapy, regular exercise and proper diet and maintaining a healthy weight are far more important in cutting down the risk of breast cancer. Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of the American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@ tampabay.rr.com or call 352-746-0707. GANDHI Continued from Page C1 go unchecked. Bacteria in the mouth can attack the enamel layer of your teeth as well as the gums, and this really reduces the bodys first line of defense against infection and could potentially let a bacteria get a good start and then travel through the rest of your body. With regard to heart disease, there are some cardiologists and scientists who now think that poor oral health could be just as dangerous as living with elevated cholesterol and fat levels left unchecked. The theory is that increased bacteria from poor oral health increases inflammation and that can occur all over the body, including blood vessels, which could cause them to stiffen and block, thus causing heart disease. You may be very diligent in picking out low-fat meals at restaurants and checking the fat grams in the food that you purchase. Now you need to think about taking a few minutes to brush extra carefully and floss daily and eliminate that possible additional cause of heart disease. Osteoporosis is another disease that is linked to bad teeth and poor oral health. As you know, osteoporosis is a disease that typically occurs with age and causes thinning of the bones. Some research suggests that the risk of losing teeth is three times greater for women with osteoporosis than women who do not have osteoporosis. The exact mechanism or link at this time is not known, but it is believed to be the fact that teeth are anchored closely to the jaw bone and there is some sort of mechanism where the bacteria travels from teeth to bone, thus weakening the persons defense. Women carry an additional burden. Women seem to be more at risk for oral health problems because they go through certain periods in their life where there are hormonal changes. This includes puberty, pregnancy, menstrual cycles and menopause. The association is high hormone levels and inflammation in the gums around the teeth. The result is the woman becomes more sensitive to the bacteria. For women being pregnant and being in bad oral health, such as periodontal disease, this could put their baby at risk for premature labor and low birth rate. Once the bacteria get going in the mothers bloodstream, it travels directly through the placenta to the baby. A long-well-known connection to poor oral health is smoking. Besides the yellow teeth and bad breath, tooth loss is significant in smokers. Nearly one-half of daily smokers over 65 years of age are toothless. Far more serious problems such as oral cancer will be dealt with in a separate article. I would like to thank WebMD for assistance in putting together this article. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. GRILLO Continued from Page C1 Richard Hoffmann ASK THE PHARMACIST

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Submit information at least two weeks before the event. Early submission of timely material is appreciated, but multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle offices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at (352) 563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an event. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Expect notes to run no more than once. News NOTES News NOTES Free HAM radio course coming up A free HAM radio course will be offered in two Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Sheriffs Office Emergency Operations Center, 3549 Saunders Way, off County Road 491 in Lecanto. Emphasis will be put on how to use the amateur radio for fun and to help during emergencies and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) events. The course will help participants learn the necessary material to pass the FCC Technician Class amateur Radio exam. There is no fee for the course. The textbook costs $20 (cash or check) and can be purchased at orientation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the EOC. Class is limited to the first 12 students to sign up. Call Joe Calzaretta at 352382-0809, or email him at K4LL@ARRL.net. Swing into new year for freeEncore Swing Band will provide a free spaghetti dinner, complete with meat sauce, bread, salad, holiday desserts, beverages (nonalcoholic) and music beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at the caf building of Calvary Chapel Church of Inverness, 960 U.S. 41, near the fairgrounds. Doors will remain open all evening. Call director Chaz Iannaci at 352-464-4153 or codirector David Morgan at 352302-3742. Railroaders meet in InvernessCitrus Model Railroad Club will have its annual business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Robinson Horticulture Building at the Citrus County Fairgrounds. There will be limited programming that night. For information, call Denis Riley at 352-835-3656. Animal Shelter needs your help The Citrus County Animal Shelter is in need of more volunteers. Because many people cannot afford their pets anymore, and cutbacks in staff, volunteers are needed to walk the dogs and help with the cats. The hours and days are flexible. Fill out an application online at the Citrus County Animal Services website at http://animalcontrol.citrus.fl. us/, or pick up an application at the shelter at 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness. Call (352) 726-7660. C OMMUNITY Page C4 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Precious Paws ADOPTABLE Waiting Special to the Chronicle Young adult cats in a variety of colors, 6 months to 2 years old, are waiting for a loving home. All veterinary care is complete. All are socialized, some like dogs, some are lap trained and all will make great additions to a family. Kittens and cats are available for adoption every day during store hours at Pet Supermarket on State Road 44, Inverness. Precious Paws Adoption Center at Crystal River Mall will be closed for Christmas and New Years weekends, and will reopen at noon Friday, Jan. 6. View pets at www.preciouspaws florida.com or call 352726-4700. Come learn with novel society The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. The first FCHNS Writers Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was successful and the group looks forward to offering more writers workshops in the future. All members are invited Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. Everyone is welcome. Call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162 for information. Butterfly club gathers Jan. 8 Beverly Hills Butterfly Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Community Building in Beverly Hills, 1 Civic Circle. The club welcomes new friends and old friends who are interested in butterflies. There are no dues. Speaker will be Bobby Vigliotti from Homosassa Butterfly. For more information, call Chris at (352) 527-8629. Garden club meets at wildlife park Homosassa River Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Visitor Centers Florida Room. The program will be teas and herbal tisanes from the garden, with guest speaker Gerry C. Hall. The club will have a tree distribution Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Shoppes of Sugarmill Woods next to the Publix on U.S. highways 19 and 98. The time of the distribution will be announced Jan. 16 meeting. New members are always welcome. Call Sandy at 352382-2689. Info sought for area directoryThe Citrus County Chronicle is preparing to publish its annual community guide, Our Home Citrus, for 2012. The guide is a single resource for telephone numbers, addresses and essential information for those who live, work and play in the community. There are sections dedicated to groups, clubs and organizations. Our Home Citrus includes such listings as arts and crafts, civic, computers, cultural heritage, gardening, political, seniors, service, social, special interest and support groups. Organizations not previously listed can submit the name, address and phone number for inclusion in the 2012 edition. Those groups that were listed last year are welcome to submit any updates or changes. Deadline to be part of Our Home Citrus 2012 is Friday, Dec. 30. Email information to cconnolly@chronicleonline.co m. For more information, call 352-563-5660, ext. 1216. Learn where to volunteer at forumDiscover your niche in community service. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program host a forum for people to link up with volunteer opportunities. The next Opportunity Links forum will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Citrus County Resource Center Caf, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto. NCVC/RSVP works on a communitywide basis to develop high-impact volunteer programming. For information about how to participate, call 352527-5950 or email ncvc@ bocc.citrus.fl.us, or visit www.naturecoastvolunteer center.org. N ature Coast Community Band continues to draw overflowing crowds for its free concert gifts to the community. Cindy Hazzard, conductor, and the volunteer musicians presentation of Tidings was flawless and enthusiastically applauded. Freewill donations and the Friends of the group sponsors the bands events. Friends memberships are available in any amount and may be mailed to Nature Coast Community Band, 2756 N. Stampede Drive, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Opening with The Star Spangled Banner, the concert was dedicated to the memory of late member Gordon Beckwith, bass trombonist. The overture to Miracle on 34th Street followed, a tale of the real Santa Claus by Bruce Broughton. An Old Brenton Carol, based on Come Softly, a movement from the Holst Winter Suite, by Gustav Holst, continued with arrangements by R.W. Smith. In memory of Beckwith, Whisper to Their Souls, by Samuel Hazlo, was performed. The piece spoke of the parting not being sorrowful, taken from a poem written by John Dons. In addition, the selection was dedicated to all veterans who have departed this year. Incorporated in the lovely melody, I could recognize strains of What Child is This throughout. The 76-member band filled the stage at the Homosassa First United Methodist Church, which hosted the concert. Chanson for Christmas, written in 1763, was next. A French piece written by Gregory Rudger, it is the story of Mary and Joseph proceeding to Bethlehem, re-enacted by torch-bearing villagers annually. The question we pondered was, What if it were three wise women? with the next piece, Shalom! written by Philip Sparke. Playfully, conductor Hazzard remarked the women would have surely asked directions, cleaned the stable, made a casserole and certainly would have given the couple a supply of disposable diapers. A three-part selection followed: 1. Mishenichnas translates as extra joyous. 2. Ani Purim, as I am thanksgiving. 3. Yom Tov Lanu, as holiday today. The piece is an annual Festival of Purim selection that celebrates victory over oppression. A Fireside Christmas, with arrangements by Sammy Nestico, a masterful composition written especially for community bands, was the final selection of the first half of the program. It contained familiar holiday tunes, including Rudolph, Ill be Home for Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. After intermission, the Double Concerto, an intricate classical piece and composed for one of the most difficult instruments to play, the French horn was featured. The entire French horn section masterfully performed the piece written during the life of Vivaldi (1758-1841). Musicians Lydia Zahavah, Bob Heifner, Susan Boelk, Ken Howard Hoelzel, Marty Powell, Irene Dickinson and Martha Brown were heartily applauded for the effort. Comfort and Joy, a traditional piece by Jerry Bruebaker, was taken from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and was annually performed by 19th century street singers caroling God Rest You Merry Gentlemen robustly. Carol of the Bells, a simple melody that is taken to amazing heights of instrumentation written by M. Leontovich and Peter Wilhousky, was also interwoven in the classic New World Symphony. The signature piece, Tidings, concluded this holiday concert, with traditional pieces arranged by Douglas Wagner and featuring the Grace Handbell Choir with director Jeanne Wolfanger and soloists Vivann Brady, Shirley Goggin, Ron Broman, Sue Koppler, Arlene Heaton, Bob Brady and Don Holsipple. Thanks, Nature Coast Community Band, for a marvelous afternoon of entertainment. The Christmas spirit ushered in by your group is greatly admired and deeply appreciated. Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P .O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Special to the ChronicleAre you determined to improve your health in 2012? Get a jump start by joining this years Fitness in Citrus: Community-wide Fitness Challenge. It begins Monday, Feb. 6, and runs through Sunday, March 18. Team up with at least one other person to enter either the steps challenge or the minutes of activity challenge. Compete with others of a similar fitness level by choosing the appropriate category: just getting started, getting there or jocks. In the steps challenge, participants earn points for each 500 steps they take (you need to wear a pedometer, widely available for about $10). In the minutes of activity challenge, participants earn points for each 10 minutes of exercise (from a specified list of activities.) Community-wide Fitness Challenge participants from previous years said they got into it for their health or to lose weight, but ended up saying they enjoyed it most for the fun and camaraderie. Some also said they felt a lot better about themselves, many lost weight and some even quit smoking. Registration closes Jan. 23. Email fitnesschallenge@tampabay.rr.com to get details and registration forms (in pdf file format). Get teams together now to join in on community-wide challenge Special to the Chronicle The Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Key Women in Education recently made a presentation of much-needed paper goods, diapers and childrens books to the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association. Making the presentation to CASA Director Diana Finnegan are DKG First Vice President Bonnie Rybak, member Faye Kearse, Finnegan and DKG President Bonnie Ignico. This local chapter of DKG adopted the needs of CASA as a priority through their recent yard sale fundraiser. If you are a working or retired female educator interested in learning more about DKG and the local chapter, go online to www.dkg.org or contact local chapter President Bonnie Ignico at 352-726-4236. Donations to CASA Community band helps celebrate season Ruth Levins AROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleNature Coast EMS will offer its next Citizens Academy Class from Tuesday, Jan. 10, to Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Nature Coast EMS Citizens Academy is a hands-on opportunity for community members to see and learn what Nature Coast EMS Paramedics and EMTs do every day. Graduates will learn skills they can use in actual emergencies because the academy is focused on hands-on training, showing and teaching the skills that an EMS crew may use. Participants will get to practice starting IVs, intubations (placing a breathing tube), defibrillations, reading heart rhythms, and doing a full code on the SIMMAN mannequin. In the final session, participants will take care of a simulated patient in a mock patient-care scenario and have the opportunity to ride along with paramedics and EMTs and go on actual emergencies. The Nature Coast EMS Citizens Academy is free and meets every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m., with the exception of Jan. 24. That class will be on Thursday, Jan. 26, due to classroom availability. To take part in the next Citizens Academy, call 352249-4700. Future classes will be in April, August and October 2012. EMS slates Citizens Academy Class Emergency skills can be learned

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E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C5 Niklaus Wirth, a Swiss computer scientist best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, said, A good designer must rely on experience; on precise, logical thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do. A good bridge player must rely on experience and precise, logical thinking; magic will not do. Study this deal to understand the concepts of competitive bidding when neither side has a large majority of the points. South opens one heart; West passes because his hand is not quite strong enough for a takeout double; North raises to two hearts; East passes because takeout doubles with 4-3-3-3 distribution are dangerous, especially at this high a level; and South passes because he has a minimum opening bid. Now the spotlight falls on West. The logic of the auction is that East must have a number of high-card points. And so West must get his side into the bidding by making a takeout double. He is hoping partners hand will fit with his; but if not, perhaps the opponents will go to three hearts. North, with four-card heart support, should immediately reraise to three hearts. With nine trumps, bid to the nine-trick level. Now East should resist the temptation to advance with three spades. West has already bid Easts values. If West were strong, he would have doubled on the first round. Note that both three-level contracts can be defeated. South loses two spades, one heart and two clubs. East concedes one heart, three diamonds and one club (or two hearts and three diamonds). TUESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 27, 2011 C: Comcast, Citrus B: Bright House D: Comcast, Dunnellon I: Comcast, Inglis F: Oak Forest H: Holiday Heights C B D I F H6:006:307:007:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:30(WESH) NBC ^ 19 19 19 NewsNightly NewsEntertainmentAccess HollywdThe Biggest Loser (In Stereo) PG Parenthood Nora PG NewsJay Leno(WEDU) PBS # 3 3 14 6BBC World News America Nightly Business Report (N) G PBS NewsHour (N) (In Stereo) The Botany of Desire Four species. (In Stereo) PG Frontline The Undertaking Americans cope with death, grief. PGNew Tricks Gods Waiting Room Sandras mother suffers a fall. (WUFT) PBS % 5 5 5 5 16World NewsNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) The Botany of Desire Four species. (In Stereo) PG Frontline The Undertaking PGWorld NewsTavis Smiley (N)(WFLA) NBC ( 8 8 8 8 8 8NewsChannel 8 at 6PM (N) NBC Nightly News (N) G Entertainment Tonight (N) PG Extra (N) PG The Biggest Loser (In Stereo) PG Parenthood Nora Sarahs ex threatens her relationship. 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NR(WOGX) FOX S 13 13 7 7The SimpsonsThe SimpsonsBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryGlee Grilled Cheesus New Girl Raising HopeFOX 35 News at 10 TMZ PG Access Hollywd(WVEA) UNI 15 15 15 15 15 15NoticiasNoticiero Univ.Cuando Me Enamoro (N) Una Familia con Suerte (N) PGLa Fuerza del Destino (N) ProtagonistasAqu y Ahora (N)NoticiasNoticiero Univ.(WXPX) ION 17 Criminal Minds PG Criminal Minds Valhalla Criminal Minds Lauren Criminal Minds (DVS)Flashpoint Acceptable Risk Flashpoint (N) (A&E) 54 48 54 54 25 27Storage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage-TexasStorage-TexasStora ge WarsStorage Wars (AMC) 55 64 55 55 Patch Adams (1999) Robin Williams. PG-13 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 21Human Planet PG Wild Russia (In Stereo) PG Wild Russia Arctic PG Yellowstone: Battle for Life Animals living in Yellowstone. G Wild Russia Arctic PG (BET) 96 19 96 96 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live PG Baby Boy (2001, Drama) Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding, A.J. Johnson. R New Jack City (1991, Crime Drama) Wesley Snipes. R (BRAVO) 254 51 254 254 Flipping Out Reunion Tabathas Salon Takeover Tabathas Salon Takeover Tabathas Salon Takeover Tabathas Salon Takeover Tabathas S alon Takeover (CC) 27 61 27 27 33Scrubs Always Sunny30 Rock 30 Rock PGSouth Park Futurama Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Workahol ics Workaholics (CMT) 98 45 98 98 28 37Trading Spouses: Mommy Tombstone (1993) Kurt Russell. Doc Holliday joins Wyatt Earp for the OK Corral showdown. RCountry Fried Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road NR (CNBC) 43 42 43 43 Mad Money (N)The Kudlow Report (N)Biography on CNBC60 Minutes on CNBCAmerican GreedMad Money (CNN) 40 29 40 40 41 46John King, USA (N)Erin Burnett OutFront (N)Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N)Anderson Cooper 360 Erin Burnett OutFront (DISN) 46 40 46 46 6 5Shake It Up! GGood-CharlieJessie G Austin & AllyWizards-Place The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Wizards-PlaceJessie G Austin & AllyWizards-Place (ESPN) 33 27 33 33 21 17College Football Little Caesars Bowl -Purdue vs. Western Michigan.College Football Belk Bowl -Louisville vs. North Carolina State. From Charlotte, N.C. (N) (Live)SportsCenter (N) (ESPN2) 34 28 34 34 43 49NFL32 (N) (Live) College Basketball Pittsburgh at Notre Dame. (N) (Live)College Basketball Wisconsin at Nebraska. (N) (Live)NBA Coast to Coast ( N) (EWTN) 95 70 95 95 48Heralds GospelStar Shall RiseDaily Mass: Our LadyMother Angelica-ClassicIcons: WindowsThe Holy RosaryIn Concert La Fantasia. G Worth Living (FAM) 29 52 29 29 20 28 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Fantasy) Gene Wilder. G Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Fantasy) Johnny Depp. PGThe 700 Club PG (FNC) 44 37 44 44 32Special Report With Bret Baier (N)FOX Report With Shepard SmithThe OReilly Factor (N) Hannity (N)On Record, Greta Van SusterenThe OReilly Factor (FOOD) 26 56 26 26 Chopped ChampionsChopped ChampionsChopped ChampionsChopped ChampionsChopped ChampionsChopped Chard & True G (FSNFL) 35 39 35 35 Sports StoriesHot Stove RepPanthers Live!NHL Hockey Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live)Pant hers Live!Inside PanthersThe Game 365Football Preview (FX) 30 60 30 30 51How I MetHow I MetTwo/Half MenTwo/Half Men Zombieland (2009, Comedy) Woody Harrelson. R Zombieland (2009, Comedy) Woody Harrelson. R (GOLF) 67 Golf CentralBest of Morning DriveGolf Tavistock Cup, Final Day. From Orlando, Fla. Golf Central (HALL) 39 68 39 39 45 54 The Three Gifts (2009, Drama) Dean Cain, Jean Louisa Kelly. All I Want for Christmas (2007, Romance) Gail OGrady. Debbie Macombers Mrs. Miracle (2009) James Van Der Beek. (HBO) 302 201 302 302 2 2 Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Steve Carell. Comic misadventures follow a mans encounter with a buffoon. (In Stereo) PG-13 REAL Sports With Bryant Gumbel (In Stereo) PG Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) Zachary Gordon. (In Stereo) PG Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Boxings Best of 2011 (N) (In Stereo) PG (HGTV) 23 57 23 23 42 52My First PlaceMy First PlaceHunters IntlHouse HuntersMy First PlaceMy HouseProperty VirginsProperty VirginsHouse HuntersHunter s IntlHouse HuntersHunters Intl (HIST) 51 25 51 51 32 42Tech It to the MaxModern HistoryPawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGBigfoot: The Definitive Guide PGHardcore History (LIFE) 24 38 24 24 31Americas Supernanny Americas Supernanny Americas Supernanny Americas Supernanny (N) One Born Every Minute PG One Born Every Minute PG (LMN) 50 Movie MA The Cutting Edge (1992, Romance-Comedy) D.B. Sweeney. An ex-hockey star is a spoiled figure skaters partner. PG A Lot Like Love (2005) Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet. Premiere. Casual friends deepen their bond over seven years. PG-13 (MAX) 320 221 320 320 3 3 Mad Max (1979, Science Fiction) Mel Gibson. R First Blood (1982) Sylvester Stallone. A Vietnam vet is hounded by a brutal small-town sheriff. Cedar Rapids (2011) Ed Helms. A naive insurance agent has a wild time at a convention. R Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) Martin Lawrence. Malcolm and his stepson go under cover at a girls school. PG-13 (MSNBC) 42 41 42 42 PoliticsNation (N)Hardball With Chris MatthewsThe Ed Show (N)The Rachel Maddow Show (N)The Last WordThe Ed Show (MTV) 97 66 97 97 39That s ShowThat s ShowTrue Life (In Stereo)Teen Mom 2 (In Stereo) PGTeen Mom 2 (In Stereo) PGTeen Mom 2 (N) (In Stere o) PGTeen Mom 2 (In Stereo) PG (NGC) 65 44 53Worlds Largest Cruise ShipBorder Wars PGCIA Confidential CIA Confidential Last Days of bin LadenCIA Confidential (NICK) 28 36 28 28 35 25Victorious GVictorious GSupah Ninjas GiCarly G SpongeBobSpongeBobThat s ShowThat s ShowGeorge LopezGeorge LopezFriends PGFriends PG (OXY) 44 Movie MATori & Dean-Sweet HollywoodTori & Dean-Sweet HollywoodTori & Dean: sTORIbookMovie MA (SHOW) 340 241 340 340 The Italian Job (2003, Crime Drama) Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton. iTV. A thief and his crew plan to steal back their gold. PG-13 Shameless Daddyz Girl (iTV) Fiona finds a new friend. MA Shameless (iTV) Frank and Karens secret is revealed. MA Ondine (2009, Drama) Colin Farrell. iTV. An Irish fisherman finds a woman in his nets. PG-13 Boys of 2nd Street Park (SPEED) 122 112 122 122 Pimp My RidePimp My RidePass Time GPass Time GStuntbusters (N)StuntbustersDumbest StuffDumbest StuffWrecked Wrecked StuntbustersStuntbusters (SPIKE) 37 43 37 37 27 36Auction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction HuntersAuction Hunters (SUN) 36 31 36 36 Magic OvertimeInside LightningLightning Live!NHL Hockey Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning. (N Subject to Blackout) (Li ve)Lightning Live!Israeli Bask.To Be Announced (SYFY) 31 59 31 31 26 29 Boogeyman 2 (2007) Tobin Bell. Friday the 13th (2009, Horror) Jared Padalecki. R Halloween (2007, Horror) Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton. R My Bloody Val (TBS) 49 23 49 49 16 19King of QueensKing of QueensSeinfeld PGSeinfeld PGBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang Theo ryBig Bang TheoryConan (TCM) 169 53 169 169 30 35 Touch of Evil (1958, Crime Drama) Charlton Heston. An inspector and his wife get mixed up in a murder case. NR Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, Science Fiction) Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr. UFO sighters finally meet the aliens that obsessed them. PG Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956, Science Fiction) Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor. NR (TDC) 53 34 53 53 24 26Dirty Jobs Worm Grunter PGDirty Jobs (In Stereo) PG The BestThe BestDirty Jobs (N) (In Stereo) Swamp Loggers (N) PG Dirty Jobs (In Stereo) (TLC) 50 46 50 50 29 30Extreme CouExtreme CouWhat Not to Wear Ariel PGWhat Not to Wear Wanda PGWhat Not to Wear Christine PGCouponing Star Couponing StarWhat Not to Wear Wanda PG (TNT) 48 33 48 48 31 34Bones Counterfeiting ring. Bones (In Stereo) NBA Basketball Boston Celtics at Miami Heat. From the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.NBA Basketball Utah Jazz at Los Angeles L akers. (TRAV) 9 54 9 9 44Vegas Insiders 21 Sinful Vegas Hot Spots Mysteries at the Museum PGMysteries at the Museum PGHidden City (N) Off Limits Arizona PG (truTV) 25 55 25 25 98 98Cops Cops PG Worlds Dumbest... Hardcore PawnHardcore PawnHardcore PawnHardcore PawnStorage HuntersStorage HuntersPolice POVPolice POV (TVL) 32 49 32 32 34 24M*A*S*H PG M*A*S*H PGM*A*S*H PGRoseanne PGRoseanne PGLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondHot in ClevelandThe Exes PGKing of Quee ns (USA) 47 32 47 47 17 18 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest (2006) Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) Johnny Depp. Jack Sparrows friends join forces to save him. Pirates-Dead (WE) 117 69 117 117 Bridezillas Where Are They Now?Bridezillas Where AreTexas Multi Mamas PG Texas Multi Mamas (N) PG Texas Multi Mamas PG Texas Multi Mamas PG (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 18 2030 Rock 30 Rock Americas Funniest Home VideosHow I MetHow I MetHow I MetHow I MetWGN News at Nine (N) 30 Rock Scrubs D ear Annie: My husband, Frank, retired three years ago, after more than 40 years with the same company. He frequently mentioned a co-worker, Dolly, saying how nice she was and what good friends they were. He wondered how she was doing. Once, he even said he missed her, but the expression on my face must have made him rethink that. Last week, I ran into one of Franks former co-workers and asked about my husbands relationship with Dolly. The coworker said they seemed to have a strong attraction, but assured me it was probably just an office flirtation between two married colleagues. Then he said, They only went out to lunch together a few times. Annie, Frank never once told me he had lunch with Dolly. Should I mention this encounter to Frank and tell him what I suspect? The other day he was texting when I walked into the room, and he immediately stopped and put his phone down. He was visibly shaken. When I asked who he was texting, he claimed it was his brother. Now Im thinking of checking his email, something I never would have done before. During our 40-year marriage, I always trusted Frank, but now I am uncertain about his affections. What should I do? In Doubt Dear Doubt: This could be an ongoing flirtation and nothing more, but at this point, your marriage is in jeopardy regardless. Please discuss this with Frank, openly and honestly. Tell him what you know. Explain that his behavior has eroded your trust. Ask him to go with you for counseling to talk about this with a neutral party. If he refuses, go without him and decide how best to handle this. Dear Annie: The holidays are a difficult time of year for me, not because of loneliness, but rather the opposite. I suffer from social anxiety issues, as well as problems with eating around others. I frequently find myself sitting in a corner trying to avoid people and food alike. I am often asked why I am not eating. I usually say Im not hungry or Im trying to watch my calories, but sometimes that fails to satisfy the person asking. Even though Ive told my extended family and close friends the truth, they still insist I should eat something. How can I politely communicate my feelings while still being a grateful guest? Me Dear You: The fear of being judged by others or embarrassed in front of them is not an uncommon anxiety disorder and often manifests itself as an inability to eat in public. You can practice taking some food and moving it around on your plate if you dont want questions. But if you are willing to examine your anxieties, you can work to overcome them. Some people have found success with behavior modification, hypnotherapy, counseling and/or medication. Please talk to your doctor about this, and also contact the National Institute of Mental Health at 1-866-615NIMH (1-866-615-6464). Dear Annie: I think you missed something in your response to Not a NASCAR Fan, whose husband drives like a maniac. She needs to call 911 from the car or home and report this wild driver. I certainly dont want to meet him on the road. Omaha Driver Dear Omaha: Nor do we, but unfortunately, unless he is caught committing a traffic violation, nothing will change. Calling the police from home and saying that your husband is probably somewhere speeding and tailgating wont do any good, and we dont think she should be in the car with him. 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. 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C6 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMICS 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings and entertainment information. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times subject to change; call ahead. Todays MOVIES HKHO FBYJTH YWXY YWH UWJNCHO BM YHRCYXYJBF TXF LH WHXOZ MXOYWHO YWXF YWH SBDZHNY TXSS YB ZDYA? HXOS UJSNBF Previous Solution: In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we dont understand. Kenneth Branagh (c) 2011 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-27 Pickles WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Contemp. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s, s, s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Standards Local RADIO

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(352) 746-7357 Garage/ Yard Sales LECANTO Citrus Cty Largest Sale!Indoor/Outdoor Hwy 44/Maynard Ave Tuesday-Friday 8a-3p Saturday 8a-12N General BICYCLE BOYS 18 Surge by Next good condition w/training wheels $25.00 352-628-4210 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 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 NAIL GUNS paslode and porter cable, 25.00 to 100.00 great cond. 352 302 7451 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 3 Piece Living room set, sofa, loveseat and chair, excel cond $450 352-527-8795 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 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 Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfreenow.com 352-422-7887 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5165 www.CenturaOnline .com NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 Week Courses! PHYSICAL REHAB TECH $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. MEDICAL ASSISTANT ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300 taylorcollege.edu (352) 245-4119 NOW ENROLLING For January 2012 Classes BARBER COSMETOLOGY FACIAL FULL SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/NAIL EXT. MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of Beauty New Port Richey/ Spring Hill 727-848-8415 352-263-2744 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 Trades/ Skills 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 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. 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 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 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. Trades/ Skills A FEW PRO DRIVERS NEEDED. Top Pay &401k 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp. 877-258-8782 www.meltontruck.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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Free Calahulah mix to good home, good farm dogs, serious inquiries only, call 352-794-7385 or 352-212-7186 FREE KITTENS for Christmas Joy Call (352) 860-0964 Free kittens, one male short hair and one female long hair,to a good home only, inside cats, litter trained. (352) 419-4221 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 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

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C8 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 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 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 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 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! Need a JOB? www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Employment source is... Pressure Cleaning CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 BOB BROWNS Fence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood DRY OAK FIREWOOD Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80 Delivered & Stacked. 352-344-2696 Premium Seasoned split Firewood $75 Per Stack (4x8) Free Delivery (352) 527-8352 Gutters 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 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 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 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 0009XRD YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space352-564-2940 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 117 S Lunar Terrace 2 bedroom. 2 bath. Enclosed FR, Garage & Carport,Large Yard. UPDATED MUST SEE $74.900 mavery3@tampabay.rr.com or 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. To viewwww.InvernessPool Home. FSBOnetusa.com 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips 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 Apartments Unfurnished 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 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 Mobile Homes and Land HOLDER 3/2, fenced yard $450/mo 10% down Owner Financ Avail (352) 302-9217 INVERNESS 2/2 SW, 2 nice big additions / AC fenced, near lake, part furn. $37k 352-341-1569 Sugarmill Woods Area3/2, approx. 1500 sq. ft. on over 1 acre. Quite,, nice home on paved road. Brand new A/C & heat & appliance, under full warranty. Ceramic tile in master bath, guest bath & kitchen. New wood cabinets, new deck & driveway This house has a great location, 2 mi. from Publix, 3 mi., from Suncoast Pkwy. 5 mi. from new Walmart. $2,200. down $399.00/mo., P & I, W.A.C. Must Seeto steal this house 352-627-9181 Mobile Homes In Park Furnished 14 x 50 w/ added enclosure, vinyl & scrn. rm., SS appls New Washer/Dryer, workshop w/ power Remodeled inside/out $11,500 (352) 418-5926 INVERENESS 55 + Comm. 14X54 MH, 2/1 55 carport w/deck, front scr room w/storage shed, CHA part furn, W/D, Reduce to $6K, 352-344-1002 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 WESTWIND VILLAGE55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com 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 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 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 2/1 FURNISHED MOBILE HOME, Over 55 Park $190 Lot Rent Village Pine, Inglis Lot 4 A$12,500 (906) 281-7092 Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500 Singlewides from $3,500 Bank authorized liquidator. New inventory daily CALL (352) 621-9183 HOLIDAY SALEBad credit OK.! New 2012 Jacobsen w/ 5 yr. warranty. Appx. 1200 sq. ft. 3/2, many upgrades. Buy for only $36,900 or have delivered and set up with A/C, heat, steps & skirting only $2,600 down, $379.97/mo. for 20 years W.A.C. Come by or call 352-621-9181 Taylor Made Homes INVERNESS 55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $6900 ( 352) 586-7962 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Waterfront Mobile For Sale Floral City On canal 2/2 dbl lot,lg LR, lg scr rm, 2 decks, shed wkshop w/elec, W/D hkups, roofover,Clean, seawall, appls. Cash offers only. Reduced $39,500 OBO 904-887-8940 Mobile Homes and Land Crystal River 2/2 S/W: 16X80. $38,500 No agents, No financin acre lot. Unfurn. 352-794-3362/345-9108 Green Acres Is The Place To Be3/2 ON ACRE New carpet throughout, new appliances. Nice Home $2,200 down P& I only $369.84/mo. W.A.C.Call to View 352-621-9182 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 Utility Trailers 1999, 7x14 Box Trailer, dual axel, ramp, side Dr. like new, $2,650 obo (352) 503-3787 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 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 CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 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 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 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 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

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C10 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE The holiday shopping season is here. So are the best holiday offers at Nick Nicholas Ford. If youre looking for a new way to drive into the new year, come on into Nick Nicholas Ford during t he Ford Year End Celebration. We invite you to see the newest technology in our fuel-efficient cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Find out for yourself why Ford is the best-selling brand in America. 1 So come on in today. Take a look and drive one. Were sure youll have a very happy new year. From Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Lynda & Nick Nicholas Carol Nicholas with Allison and Ashley Shane and Christy Bryant with Nicholas, Mason and Brooke Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Crystal River 1 Based on CYTD sales. 2 Optional Feature. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use SYNC/My FordTouch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features m ay be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. 3 Based on RDA Groups GQRS cumulative survey at three months of service in three surveys of 2010 Ford and competitive owners conducted 9/09-5/10. *Prices and paymen ts include all incentives and Ford Factory rebates with approved credit. Plus tax, tag, title and administrativ e fee of $399. Ford Credit Financing required. Not all buyers will qualify. See dealer for details. Dealer is not r esponsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. Prices and payments good through 12/31/11. Hwy. 19 N. 795-7371 Nick Nicholas S.R. 44 Crystal River Mall U.S. 19 U.S. 98 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Formerly Gulf Coast Ford Call Toll Free 877-795-7371 or Visit Us Online www.nicknicholasford LINCOLN .com 0009V9U 2012 FUSION SE Year End Sales Price $ 22,900 $25,210 MSRP -310 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Discount -1,000 Retail Customer Cash -1,000 Promo Retail Customer Cash G2C022 MPG City/Hwy 23/33 2012 TAURUS SEL Year End Sales Price $ 25,950 G2C034 $29,250 MSRP -1,300 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Discount -1,000 Retail Customer Cash -1,000 Promo Retail Customer Cash 2012 ESCAPE XLT G2T018 Year End Sales Price $ 22,735 $26,235 MSRP -1,000 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln Discount -500 Retail Bonus Customer Cash -1,000 Customer Cash -1,000 Bonus Customer Cash GREAT SELECTION OF QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES LINCOLN MKZ 65,000 miles, loaded $17,950 EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER 1 owner, Loaded $28,950 FORD E-350 CLUB WAGON XLT, 12 passenger $21,950 FORD WINDSTAR SE 1 owner $5,950 LINCOLN MKZ 37,000 miles $19,950 CHEVY AVEO LT 11,000 miles $13,950 FORD FOCUS WAGON ZTW Loaded $6,950 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE $6,950 FORD EXPLORER SPORT 4x4 $7,950 FORD FOCUS ZX4 $9,950 FORD FOCUS SE $16,950 C ER TI FIED FORD FUSION SEL 28,000 miles $17,950 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S $18,950 FORD FUSION SE $18,950 BUICK LUCERNE CXL $19,950 HYUNDAI SANTA FE All Wheel Drive, loaded. $22,950 SHELBY GT 500 44,000 miles, like new, loaded $32,950 GRAND MARQUIS LS $15,950 GRAND MARQUIS LS $13,950 LINCOLN TOWNCAR Continental Edition $29,950 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER $15,950 FORD FUSION SE $19,950 FORD FIVE HUNDRED SEL $11,950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $8,950 MERCURY MARINER $18,950 FORD EDGE SEL $22,950 KIA SORENTO EX $9,950 GRAND MARQUIS LS $11,950 CHEVY CAVELIER CONVT 62,000 miles $5,950 FORD FOCUS SE One owner $10,950 LINCOLN MKX $31,950 F-150 XLT CREW CAB 4X4 $24,950 LINCOLN MKS 32,000 miles, one owner, loaded $26,950 C ERTI FIED F-150 CREW CAB 4X4 Lariat $32,950 F-250 CREW CAB 4X4 King Ranch $29,950 000A5IV

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T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 505-1227 TUCRN Van Valkenburg, Thomas H. 2011 CP 696 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 696 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS H. VAN VALKENBURG Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS H. VAN VALKENBURG, deceased, whose date of death was September 5, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 504-1227 TUCRN Czechowski, Edward W. 2011 CP 815 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 815 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD W. CZECHOWSKI A/K/A EDWARD WILLIAM CZECHOWSKI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWARD W. CZECHOWSKI a/k/a EDWARD WILLIAM CZECHOWSKI, deceased, whose date of death was October 4, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Loretta M. Keen 28 Chinkapin Circle, Homosassa, Florida 34446 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attorney for Loretta M. Keen Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 20 and 27, 2011. 503-1227 TUCRN Czechowski, Irene 2011 CP 816 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 816 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF IRENE CZECHOWSKI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of IRENE CZECHOWSKI, deceased, whose date of death was October 4, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Loretta M. Keen 28 Chinkapin Circle, Homosassa, Florida 34446 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attorney for Loretta M. Keen Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 20 and 27, 2011. 502-1227 TUCRNMoring, Garrison Alexander 2011-CP-826 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-826 IN RE: ESTATE OF GARRISON ALEXANDER MORING, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GARRISON ALEXANDER MORING, deceased, whose date of death is September 18, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is 593-76-8097, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 THREE (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. NOTWITSTANDING 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PATRICIA M. MORING 10599 North Silverlake Point, Dunnellon, Florida 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ PATRICIA M. MORING Florida Bar No. 712809 MORING AND MORING, P.A. 7655 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Suite 12, Crystal River, FL 34429 Phone: (352) 795-1797 December 20 and 27, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 0009XRL YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space352-564-2940 Motorcycles Harley Davidson 04 $9700., Bagger Crystal River Cell (727) 207-1619 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 SUZUKI Boulevard C-50T, 1 owner, only 4K mi., $5,000 (352) 484-9853 Verucci Scooter, 49cc $500. (352) 564-0730 Motorcycles 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 4x4s Classic Jeep CJ-5 runs 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 DAVIDSON2002 Low Rider 14,000 miles, one owner, lots of extras. $9500.00 352-560-3731 0 0 0 8 X H A For more information on how to reach Citrus County Readers call 352-563-5592. 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 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 Vehicles Wanted JUNK CARS COMPLETE JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS PAYING FROM $200 AND UP !!!DEPENDING ON MAKE MODEL & YEAR. NO TITLE NEEDED. FREE TOWING. SAME DAY REMOVAL OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTE. WE PAY THE MOST (352)301-8888 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 Cars 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 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 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 Boats 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 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 WE NEED BOATSSOLD AT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE 352-795-1119Mercury Auth Parts and Service US 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall) Recreation Vehicles I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 WINNEBEGO 2001 Chieftain 35U, garaged, non smoker no pets, 2 slides, Cen. Heat Pump, exc. cond. 76K mi., $38,900 (352) 208-8292 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 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 Inverness Homes 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 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 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 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. 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C12 T UESDAY, D ECEMBER 27, 2011 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE Lien Notices 525-1227 TUCRN 1/7 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the vehicle(s) below under Florida Statutes 713.78. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding onthe premises Lien Notices Lien Notices where said vehicle(s) have been stored and which is located at Adams 24 Hr Towing 6403 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa,Citrus County, Florida the following: DateOfSale:01/07/12 2001 CHEVY VIN 3GNEC16TX1G241296 1997 CHEVY VIN 1GNEK13R1VJ376151 2003 MITSUBISHI VIN 4A3AC44G43E176841 Purchase must be paid for at the time of sale in cash only. Vehicle(s) sold as is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement, between owner & obligated party. Dec. 27, 2011. 506-1227 TUCRN Richter, Gloria F. 2011-CP-780 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-780 IN RE: ESTATE OF GLORIA F. RICHTER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gloria F. Richter, deceased, whose date of death was September 3, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Jimmie B. Castagnola 5080 East Prentice Lane, Inverness, Florida 34452-8357 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ R. Shawn Fitzpatrick Florida Bar No. 40999 352-726-1821 FITZPATRICK & FITZPATRICK, P.A 213 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34450-4239 December 20 and 27, 2011. 507-1227 TUCRNCarlucci Sr., Thomas 2011 CP 784 Notice of Admin.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011 CP 784 IN RE: ESTATE OF: THOMAS CARLUCCI, SR. A/K/A THOMAS J. CARLUCCI, SR., Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The Administration of the Estate of THOMAS CARLUCCI, SR. A/K/A THOMAS J. CARLUCCI, SR., deceased, File Number: 2011 CP 784, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the Co-Personal Representatives and the Co-Personal Representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons whom this Notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court. WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents Estate on whom a copy of this Notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice must file their claims with this Court. WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents Estate must file their claims with this Court. WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A petition to determine exempt property must be filed on or before the later of the date that is four months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration or the date that is 40 days after the termination of any proceeding in the estate. Whichever first occurs. An election to take elective share must be filed within the earlier of the date that is six months after the date of service of the Notice of Administration on the spouse or two years from the date of death of the decedent. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Personal Representative /s/ THOMAS CARLUCCI, JR. 5190 E. Prentice Lane, Inverness, FL 34452 /s/ MARIE FRISONE 39 Williams Drive, Massapequa Park, NY 11762 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ KAREN O. GAFFNEY, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 500682 Karen O. Gaffney, P.A. 221 West Main Street, Suite D, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-9222 December 20 and 27, 2011. 508-1227 TUCRN Poznanski, Marie 2011-CP-814 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-814 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE POZNANSKI Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marie Poznanski, deceased, whose date of death was October 26, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 PERIOD 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ JEAN COLEMAN c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, PA452 Pleasant Grove Road, IInverness, FL 34452 Phone: (352) 726-0901 Fax: (352) 726-3345 Jeanette M. Haag, Florida Bar No.: 0196529, Attorney for Estate December 20 and 27, 2011. 509-1227 TUCRN Harris, Lori Elaine 2011-CP-820 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-820 IN RE: ESTATE OF LORI ELAINE HARRIS Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Lori Elaine Harris, deceased, whose date of death was October 23, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 PERIOD 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ LARRY E. CROFT c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, PA452 Pleasant Grove Road, IInverness, FL 34452 Phone: (352) 726-0901 Fax: (352) 726-3345 Jeanette M. Haag, Florida Bar No.: 0196529, Attorney for Estate December 20 and 27, 2011. 510-1227 WCRNCave, Carroll M. 2011-CP-836 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-836 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CARROLL M. CAVE, DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the ESTATE OF CARROLL M. CAVE, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-836, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450; that the decedents date of death was Oct. 18, 2011; that the total value of the estate is exempt and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Susan C. Reeder 8675 E. Henderson Trail, Inverness, FL 34450 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ SUSAN C. REEDER c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL 34452 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, P.A. 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 (352) 726-0901 (352) 726-3345 (Fascimile) /s/ JEANNETTE M. HAAG, Florida Bar Number: 0196529 Attorney for Estate December 20 and 27, 2011. 511-1227 TUCRN Bachinsky, Andrew G. 2011-CP-787 Notice To Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-787 IN RE: ESTATE of ANDREW G. BACHINSKY DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANDREW G. BACHINSKY deceased, whose date of death was OCTOBER 16, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 512-1227 TUCRN Olson, Beatrice M. 2011-CP-846 Notice To Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-846 IN RE: ESTATE of BEATRICE M. OLSON DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Beatrice M. Olson, deceased, whose date of death was October 12, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Jeannette Haag 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Fla. Bar Number: 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone:(352) 726-1211 December 20 and 27, 2011. 513-1227 TUCRNSlitor, Wendell H. 2011-CP-855 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-855 IN RE: ESTATE OF WENDELL H. SLITOR, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Wendell H. Slitor, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-855, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was July 10, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $57,561.43 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Candace Cawley, 3109 Hazlewood Court, Bedford, TX 76021 Douglas L. Slitor, 1513 Farsta Court, Reston, VA 21090 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Candace L. Cawley 3109 Hazlewood Court, Bedford, TX 76021 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20 and 27, 2011. 515-0103 TUCRN Olson, Anna Armida 2011 CP 878 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 878 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNA ARMIDA OLSON A/K/A ARMIDA OLSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNA ARMIDA OLSON a/k/a ARMIDA OLSON (the Decedent), whose date of death was November 27, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker 2218 Highway 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attny for Thomas E. Slaymaker Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 516-0103 TUCRN Fiedler, William C. 2011 CP 796 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-796 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM C. FIEDLER Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William C. Fiedler, deceased, whose date of death was September 30, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 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 has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 PERIOD 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ROSE MARIE BROWN c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, Florida 34452 Attorney for Personal Representative: HAAG, HAAG & FRIEDRICH, PA452 Pleasant Grove Road, IInverness, FL 34452 Phone: (352) 726-0901 Fax: (352) 726-3345 Jeanette M. Haag, Florida Bar No.: 0196529, Attorney for Estate December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 517-0103 TUCRNMistretta, Dolores A. 2011-CP-811 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-811 IN RE: ESTATE OF: DOLORES A. MISTRETTA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOLORES A. MISTRETTA deceased, whose date of death was September 20, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-3813, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PAUL L. MISTRETTA 2950 Windstone Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30062 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Kovach, Jr., Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0308020 303 Tompkins Street, P.O. Box 635, Inverness, FL 34451 Phone: (352) 341-5557 Fax: (352) 341-5558 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 518-0103 TUCRNFuss, William G. 2011-CP-838 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-838 IN RE: ESTATE OF: WILLIAM G. FUSS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM G. FUSS deceased, whose date of death was July 21, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-0132, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ANITA G. FUSS 1830 West Trade Lane, Citrus Springs, Florida 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Kovach, Jr., Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0308020 303 Tompkins Street, P.O. Box 635, Inverness, FL 34451 Phone: (352) 341-5557 Fax: (352) 341-5558 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 519-0103 TUCRNFreed, Lorraine Hollister 2011-CP-875 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-875 IN RE: ESTATE OF LORRAINE HOLLISTER FREED, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Lorraine Hollister Freed, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-875, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was October 14, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $NONE and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Don B. Pettus, 4630 North Kenilworth Terrace, Hernando, FL 34442 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Don B. Pettus 4630 North Kenilworth Terrace, Hernando, FL 34442 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 520-0103 TUCRNTomasheski Jr., John A. 2011-CP-881 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-881 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN A. TOMASHESKI, JR. DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of John A. Tomasheski, Jr., deceased, File Number 2011-CP-881, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was October 6, 2011: that the total value of the estate is $NONE and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Mildred M. Tomasheski, 1263 E. Getty Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Mildred M. Tomasheski 1263 E. Getty Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Florida Bar No. 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone: (352) 726-1211 December 20, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 521-0103 TUCRN Moses, Thaddeus R. 2011-CP-830 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-830 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF THADDEUS R. MOSES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THADDEUS R. MOSES, deceased, whose date of death was October 6, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1076, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ SONDRA F. OLTMAN 2801 W. Laureen St., Lecanto, Florida 34461 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for SONDRA F. OLTMAN P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 522-0103 TUCRN Bilozur, Peter K. 2011-CP-797 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-797 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF PETER K. BILOZUR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PETER K. BILOZUR, deceased, whose date of death was August 20, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6064, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ PAUL GREGORY BILOZUR 57 Laurel Rd., Lindenhurst, New York 11757 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for Paul Gregory Bilozur P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 523-0103 TUCRN Mikutel, John 2011-CP-728 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-728 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN P. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN N. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN MUKYTAL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN MIKUTEL a/k/a JOHN P. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN N. MIKUTEL, a/k/a JOHN MUKYTAL, deceased, whose date of death was Aug. 9, 2011, and whose social security number is 052-05-4449, 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ CAROLYN S. HUGHES 288 Creek Rd., Wallingford, Vermont 05773 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARIE T. BLUME, Florida Bar No. 0493181 Attorney for CAROLYN S. HUGHES P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, FL 34451 Telephone: (352) 726-7778 Fax: (352) 726-7798 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. 524-0103 TUCRN Kurtz, Helen P. 2011-CP-000783 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO. 2011-CP-000783 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF HELEN P. KURTZ a/k/a HELEN P. KURTZ-RUBIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helen P. Kurtz, deceased, whose date of death was May 30, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2011-CP-000783; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, 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 SO 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 27, 2011. Personal Representative: Frederic E. Rubin 4082 South Colony Terrace, Homosassa, FL 34446 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar No. 0857750 1-352-795-1444 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 N. Meeting Tree Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ DONALD J. BACHINSKY 120 Crossgate Drive, Elmore, Alabama 36025 Attorney for Personal Representative BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/ Michael Mountjoy, Esq. Fla. Bar Number: 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 Telephone:(352) 726-1211 December 20 and 27, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Tim Van Valkenburg 8804 NW 116th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73162 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 398535 Attny for Tim Van Valkenburg Slaymaker & Nelson, P.A. 2218 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352)726-6129 Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: tom@slaymakerlaw.com December 20 and 27, 2011.

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