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Donations
collected for
fire victims
The Helping
Hands Thrift Store in
Homosassa is col-
lecting donations of
clothing and toys for
a family whose be-
longings were de-
stroyed in a
Christmas Eve fire.
The fire on Oak-
lawn Street also de-
stroyed unwrapped
Christmas gifts for
Kenneth Winn, his
brother-in-law
Michael Gudridge,
plus Gudridge's girl-
friend Amanda
Evans and their 2-
year-old daughter
Nevaeh.
Officials believe
the fire was caused
by an electrical short
circuit.
Helping Hands is
in the Trail Plaza,
7863 W. Homosassa
Trail. For information
on how to donate,
call Diane Adams at
352-503-2054 or
352-302-0129.
Giraffe born
at Busch
Gardens
TAMPA-Ababy
giraffe has been
born at Busch Gar-
dens in Tampa.
Tampa Bay's Fox
13 News reported
the 5-foot-7, 127-
pound female was
born on Tuesday.
The calf and her
mother, Tesa, are
currently out of guest
view and being mon-
itored by zoo staff.
They will keep tabs
on how well the baby
is nursing and grow-
ing. In about three
months, the two will
be placed with other
animals at the park's
Serengeti Plain.
Tesa has given
birth to four other
calves at the park.
There are now 18
reticulated giraffes at
Busch Gardens.
-From staff and wire reports

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Sears store to close


announced Tuesday it
would close 100 to 120
stores after a disappoint-
ing fourth quarter.
More closures are ex-
pected to be announced.
Of the three local stores
that sat on the chopping
block, Sears in Crystal
River was the only causal-
ity in Thursday's an-
nouncement. The Kmarts
in both Crystal River and
Inverness were not listed
on the website as of Thurs-


day afternoon.
Kim Freely, spokes-
woman for Sears Holding
Corp., said it had not been
determined exactly when
the stores will close or how
many employees will be
laid off.
"Employment varies by
store and format, and at this
time we cannot provide the
total number of impacted
associates," she said. "But
See Page A9


SHEMIR WILES
Staff Writer

CRYSTAL RIVER The
Sears store in the Crystal
River Mall will be closing
its doors permanently in
2012, according to the re-
tailer's corporate website.


On Thursday, Sears
Holding Corp., which con-
trols the Sears and Kmart
chains, released a list of 79
stores that will be shut-
tered after a disappointing
holiday shopping season.
The closures came as no
surprise after the company


The end of an era


SANDRA FREDERICK
Staff Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL After
more than 50 years of exploration
and discovery, NASA brought to a
close 30 years of manned, low-
orbit space shuttle travel in
2011.
The final three shuttles leapt
off Launch Pad A at Kennedy
Space Center.
With no replacement vehicle
for the shuttle, for the first time
since the space program's incep-
tion in October 1958, Nasa has no
manned space launch schedule. It
has contracted with the Russians
to transport astro-
= nauts to the Inter-
national Space
Sj ^ Station and back.
It took NASA
135 shuttle mis-
For more sions to ferry
photos, click enough materials
on this story at to the ISS, some
www.chronicle 250 miles above
online.com. the Earth. Many
other countries,
including Russia, Japan, Italy,
France and others who partnered
with the U.S, will also use the
floating outpost.
All of the launches lifted off
from two pads built alongside the
Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of
Florida. Mission control is at
Johnson Space Center in
Houston.
Once a bustling complex, the
center is now quiet. KSC began
transitioning from a historically
government-only launch facility
that supported shuttle missions
and construction of the ISS to a


Page A9


The year


in space

exploration

Special to the Chronicle
NASAs Launch Services
Program (LSP), which is based
at Kennedy, had a rough start
to its launch year. The Glory


Zr


NASA/Special to the Chronicle
ABOVE: Space shuttle Endeavour rumbles off Launch Pad 39A at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center on May 16 for its final flight to space and the penul-
timate for the shuttle program. BELOW: Ribbons of steam and smoke trail
space shuttle Atlantis as it nears touchdown on the Shuttle Landing Facil-
ity's Runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final
time.


-- -


Page A9


Election, pension plans among top Fla. stories


Editor's note: This is the second of a three-day series
showcasing the top stories of 2011. On Saturday the
Chronicle will take a look back at the year in Citrus
County


MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press
ORLANDO The end of
the space shuttle program
after more than three
decades of flights to low-
Earth orbit launched past
Gov Rick Scott's shakeup of
state government and the
Casey Anthony murder trial
as Florida's top story of 2011,
according to a poll of news-
paper editors conducted by
The Associated Press.
Florida's governor
played a role in half the sto-
ries chosen for the top 10.


2. NEW GOVERNOR -
The Florida newspaper
editors voted Scott's ascen-
sion to the governor's of-
fice, and his subsequent
efforts to shake up state
government with a pro-
business agenda, as the
year's No. 2 story After be-
coming governor in Janu-
ary, Scott successfully
pushed for the elimination
of several state agencies
dealing with growth man-
agement, labor, trade and
economic development
and cobbled them together
into the Department of


NOTEWORTHY HEADLINE:
TAJ MAHAL COSTS HAWKES HIS JOB


* The new First District
Court of Appeal build-
ing was so beautiful
that controversy
erupted over how it got
built at a time when the
down economy meant
other courts were trying
to figure out how to fix
leaky pipes and whether
they'd be able to even
stay open amid budget
shortfalls. This story
started before 2011,

Economic Opportunity En-
vironmentalists and plan-
ning advocates criticized the
dismantling of the growth
management agency, saying


but the ramifications
played out this year.
Eventually, questions
about the courthouse
led to a judicial qualifi-
cations case for the
chief judge, Paul
Hawkes, who an-
nounced he was step-
ping down. Hawkes is a
former prosecutor,
defense attorney and
state representative
from Crystal River.

it will open the door to
sprawl and pollution.
3. MURDER TRIAL -
The trial and acquittal of
See Page A9


Company closing 79 stores,

including Crystal River's


.Page A9


Hospital


panel:


Put


taxing


authority


to a vote

News Service of Florida
TALLAHASSEE Voters
should get to decide every
so often whether hospital
taxing districts should be
able to continue levying
taxes, and hospitals in those
taxing districts should be
separate entities, not
owned by the district, a
panel appointed by Gov.
Rick Scott is set to recom-
mend.
The Commission on Re-
view of Taxpayer Funded
Hospital Districts, in final-
izing its report on Thursday,
stopped short of a more rad-
ical recommendation to
completely privatize public
hospitals.
"There's a role for public
hospitals, there's a role for
nonprofits, we're not calling
for the abolition of any of
those things," said Dominic
Calabro, the chairman of
the commission, which had
the last of 14 meetings that
started in May "I think it
does make it clear there's a
role for public hospitals."
The final report will be
sent to the governor by
Monday, and likely a final
version will be available
publicly on Tuesday
Scott appointed the panel
in part to determine if gov-
ernment-operated hospitals
were operated better or
worse than private hospi-
tals, whether the quality of
care at the different types of
facilities was notably differ-
ent, and whether private
hospitals can operate
cheaper than public ones
while getting at least the
same results.
On that, the panel wasn't
able to say much, defini-
tively
"Using the available out-
come data, the Commission
could not establish that
there is a pattern of higher
or lower quality in Florida
hospitals based on owner-
ship," the panel says in its
final draft report, which
the commission on Thurs-
day unanimously signed off
on.
The commission recom-
mends that the Agency for
Health Care Administration
should continue to publish
data on quality in an effort
to get closer to an answer to
that question.
On costs, the commission
earlier this year heavily de-
bated a study it received
that indicated that costs
were higher at public hos-
pitals. But the commission
also notes in its report that
the way hospitals are paid
to treat poor patients is in
flux. Medicaid in Florida is
shifting into a managed
care model, and the Legis-
lature is also looking into
another change that sets
payments for care based on
grouping patients by diag-
nosis, or paying for a pa-
tient based on what it
should roughly cost to treat
their ailment rather than
billing by specific costs. The
panel is recommending that
the state continue to look at
changing the way Medicaid
pays hospitals.
The study showing the
cost difference was heavily
criticized by public hospi-
tals, but its findings were in-
cluded, though with some
input from the hospitals in
the draft report.
The commission was also
charged by Scott with


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Traffic delays on County Road 581 in Inverness


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Dead fish
&l.wash ashore
-, FORT MYERS Hun-
., dreds of dead fish washed
ashore Wednesday on
Bunche Beach in Lee
4 County because of red tide.
A Water samples from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
0 Conservation Commission
show a large patch of red
tide south of Sanibel
___ ____Island.
New shark fishing
t* 'Th --j-
.limits set
TALLAHASSEE The
harvesting of some sharks
.. will be prohibited in Florida
-. state waters in 2012.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission said Wednesday
that recreational and com-
mercial harvesting of tiger
sharks and smooth, scal-
S.- -- loped and great hammer-
DAVE SIGLER/Chronicle head sharks will be banned
Construction along County Road 581 in Inverness is causing traffic delays in the area of Arbor Street. The road is being resurfaced and a turn lane is in state waters starting
being added at Anna Jo Drive. A large section of the shoulder is being dug up where pipe is being laid southbound from the water treatment plant, ac- Jan. 1.
cording to workers on the project. -From wire reports




2011 a deadly year for law enforcement


Staff report Baitlinger and Officer Jef-
frey Yaslowitz were laid to
The number of fatalities rest. Both were killed dur-
from departments across ing a police standoff when
the country caused they entered an
by firearms made attic trying to bring
2011 one of the dead- resolution to a vio-
liest years in recent lent situation
history for U.S. law V^ Across the nation,
enforcement. 173 officers died in
One Oregon police the line of duty, up
chief was killed when 13 percent from 153
a man allegedly took the year before, ac-
the officer's gun and David cording to numbers
shot him in the head. Crawford as of Wednesday
A policeman in Arizona was compiled by the National
fatally shot when he went to Law Enforcement Officers
a suburban Phoenix apart- Memorial Fund.
ment complex to help a pro- The nonprofit group that
bation officer And two South tracks police deaths also re-
Dakota officers were killed ported that 68 federal, state
in a shootout after a traffic and local officers were
stop. killed by gunfire in 2011, a
Citrus County lost David 15 percent jump from last
Crawford, 46, a St. Peters- year when 59 were killed. It
burg veteran police officer marks the first time in 14
who lived in Crystal River. years that firearms fatalities
Crawford was killed on were higher than traffic-re-
Feb. 21 in the line of duty lated deaths. The data
while investigating a suspi- shows that 64 officers died
cious person in a neighbor- in traffic accidents, down
hood near Tropicana Field. from the 71 killed in 2010.
The officer was able to get Craig Floyd, the group's
his weapon out and fire six chairman, blamed the rise
shots before he was fatally on budget cuts to public
shot. A 16-year-old was safety departments. He
charged with the felony cited surveys by police
murder, groups that showed many
Two months earlier, fel- cut back on training and
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sued in October that said an
estimated 10,000 police offi-
cers and sheriff's deputies
have been laid off within the
past year.
"I'm very troubled that
these drastic budget cuts
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grave risks," he said. "Our
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brazen cold-blooded ele-
ment and fighting a war on
terror, and we're giving
them less training and less
equipment they need to do
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It's the second year in a
row the number of officers
killed in the line of duty has
grown. In 2009, the death
toll dipped to 122 in a 50-
year low that encouraged
police groups even though
the year seemed to be an
aberration. Otherwise, the
number of police deaths has
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since 2000. It routinely
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one of which reimbursed
departments with more
than $23 million for about
80,000 new bulletproof
vests. Those vests, he said,
saved the lives of 16 officers
in the last year.
"I want to assure the fam-
ily members and loved ones
who have mourned the loss
of these heroes that we are
responding to this year's in-
creased violence with re-
newed vigilance and will do
everything within our power
- and use every tool at our
disposal -to keep our police
officers safe," Holder said.
The police deaths were
spread across 41 states and
Puerto Rico. The largest
number of fatalities was re-
ported in Florida, where 14
officers were killed, fol-
lowed by Texas (13) New
York (11), California (10) and
Georgia (10). The New York
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ported the most deaths.
Meanwhile, one city saw
its first ever police death in
the line of duty. In Bis-
marck, N.D. a city of
60,000 residents and about
100 sworn officers -32-year
police veteran Sgt. Steven
Kenner was fatally shot.
Kenner had been respond-
ing to a domestic distur-
bance call.
The number of firearms-
related fatalities, which have
risen 70 percent since 2008,
was particularly alarming to
analysts. Of the 68 deaths, 14
took place while the officer
was attempting an arrest,
nine occurred during a do-
mestic disturbance call and
five were ambushes, accord-
ing to the data.
One of the victims,
Rainier, Ore., Police Chief
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The glimmer of good news
in the report was the falling
number of traffic-related fa-
talities involving law en-
forcement officers, the
lowest since 2005. Floyd
said revamped policies
adopted by some depart-
ments on police chases and
a revived focus on road
safety helped bring down
the number of those deaths.
"It's perhaps the most
preventable death for law
enforcement," he said. "Bet-
ter training and better
awareness of the dangers of
traffic safety will help to
spare more police lives as
we move forward."
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CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE


Around Some workers ring in new year on the clock
THE STATE


Citrus County

Republicans host
mini-forum in January
The Republican Party of
Florida-chartered Nature
Coast Republican Club and
the RPOF-chartered Citrus
Republican Women's Club
will host their next meeting
Saturday, Jan. 14.
The meeting will be a mini-
forum with the three Republi-
can candidates for Citrus
County District 1 Commis-
sioner: Commissioner Dennis
Damato; Crystal River's vice
mayor, Ron Kitchen; and
Renee Christopher McPhee-
ters.
The format is a moderated
speaking, question-and-an-
swer period.
This joint meeting of the
NCRC and CWRC will meet
at American Legion Post 155
on State Road 44.
Complimentary coffee and
doughnuts will be served at
8:30 a.m.; meeting starts at
9.
The public is invited to this
excellent opportunity for Cit-
rus County Republicans to
hear the views of the candi-
dates for Citrus County in the
future.
For more information or di-
rections, call Fred Hale or
Rosella Hale at 352-746-
2545 or send an e-mail to
chef8465@tampabay.rr.com.
Viewfinder gets new
look for new year
In January, the Chronicle's
weekly television section,
Viewfinder, will become op-
tional for subscribers who re-
ceive Sunday's newspaper.
The reformatted section
will include expanded movie
listings, late night listings, en-
tertaining 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 sub-
scribers will receive a copy of
the revamped section.
After that, those interested
in continued delivery should
call the Citrus County Chroni-
cle's customer service de-
partment at 352-563-5655.

Port Orange

Crash kills one,
closes 1-95 north
The northbound lanes of
Interstate 95 were closed
early Thursday following a
crash involving three tractor-
trailers and a passenger vehi-
cle.
One person is confirmed
dead.
The Florida Highway Patrol
said the accident happened
about 3:25 a.m. Thursday
near Port Orange in Volusia
County.
All lanes of the interstate
were briefly closed following
the fiery crash that involved
at least three tractor-trailers
and one car.
FHP spokeswoman Kim
Montes said a mail truck, a
log truck and a truck carrying
some kind of chemical were
involved.
The other vehicle had
three people inside. The
driver of the chemical truck
was killed.
She said the remaining in-
juries ranged from minor to
serious. Traffic was diverted
onto State Road 44.
From staff and wire reports



Correction

Because of a reporter's
error, a story on Page A3 of
Thursday's edition, "Donors
give 3,686 kids Christmas
miracles," contained an incor-
rect phone number. Call the
Family Resource Center at
352-344-1001.
The Chronicle regrets the
error.
Readers can alert The
Citrus County Chronicle to


any errors in news articles by
mailing dmann@chronicle
online.com or by calling 352-
563-5660.


Abernathy said on New
Year's Eve, people tend to
be a little more cautious,
designating a driver be-
cause they know the police
are out in full force.
She said it doesn't bother
her to work the holiday, and
she tries to cheer up people
who also have to work.
"We don't go out that night
anyway, so I might as well
make money," she said. "It
should be fun, and I'm look-
ing forward to it."
Bob Dunn, owner of Bob's
Taxi Cab, started his
business three years ago
after driving for other


cab companies.
Dunn is planning on
working this New Year's
Eve.
"It's like mining gold,"
Dunn said. "There are good
calls, bad calls and false
calls. It's like fool's gold, es-
pecially when they call two
taxis and see which one
comes first."
He said New Year's Eve
can be a more profitable
evening to work, but not
always.
"It depends if they re-
spect the police or not," he
said. "Some of these drivers
don't fear the police, and


they drive really polluted,
really drunk."
Dunn compared being a
taxi cab driver to his previ-
ous job as a paramedic. In
both jobs, he helps to save
lives.
"Several people said
throughout the holidays
this year that I'm a life-
saver, and that I like to
hear," he said. "I look for-
ward to having some cus-
tomers and having them get
home safe."
Chronicle reporter Cathy
Kapulka can be reached at
352-564-2922 or ckapulka
@chronicleonline. com.


make a few

CATHY KAPULKA
Staff Writer

The holidays provide a
time for many to celebrate
or rest, but for some who
have to work, the holidays
can prove to be quite lucra-
tive and rewarding.
Barb Abernathy is a bar-
tender at the Inverness
VFW Post 4337. She has
been bartending in veter-


extra clams

ans' clubs for the past five
years and has worked on
various holidays, with
Christmas and New Year's
Eve being the most
profitable.
She is planning on work-
ing this New Year's Eve.
"I enjoy working New
Year's Eve," she said. "The
tips probably double. You
just never know how your
night's going to be."


Saving man's best friend


Small dog with

bigproblem gets

help from

animal hospital

SHEMIR WILES
Staff Writer

INVERNESS As ChiChi
fought desperately for her life,
Ron Knechtel was beside himself
with anguish, trying to figure out
a way to save his beloved 5-year-
old Chaweenie.
The upsetting ordeal began at
7 a.m. Dec. 14, when Knechtel no-
ticed his faithful companion was
in labor, but her babies weren't
coming out.
Knechtel didn't even know she
was pregnant.
For nearly 30 hours, ChiChi
whined and labored as Knechtel
stood by, not knowing what to do.
He could see two little paws
hanging out of his pup, but when
he tried to pull on them to free
the baby, ChiChi would whimper
in pain.
Knechtel said he had just been
laid off in November and had no
money to pay a veterinarian to
save his dog. But he also knew if
he didn't do something to help
her, she wouldn't survive.
"I couldn't just sit by and let my
dog die," he said.
Broke and on the brink of
tears, Knechtel went over to the
Humane Society of Citrus County
to see if there was something they
could do.
Office staff immediately began
making calls to every animal hos-
pital and veterinarian possible to
see if anyone could help. As time
went on, ChiChi was getting
worse.
"She was getting septic. She
was feverish," Knechtel said.
"She was not doing well."
Eventually, someone at the
humane society got in touch
with Dunnellon Animal Hospi-
tal in Dunnellon, and he took
ChiChi there. However, he was
nervous they would turn him
away because he had no
money.
"The harsh reality is, the world
revolves around money," he said.
"That's just what it is."
Once at the hospital, he said he
was asked to fill out some paper-
work about making full payment
before anything could be done.
He explained desperately that he


DAVE SIGLER/Chronicle
Ron Knechtel and his 5-year-old Chihuahua/dachshund mix ChiChi are reunited after Knechtel thought he
was going to lose his pet when she was unable to deliver a litter of puppies.


just spent the last bit of money he
had on gasoline to get to the hos-
pital. He had nothing.
Trying to come to grips with
the possibility of losing his dog,
Knechtel said he was about to
leave when Dr Catherine Bailey
came in and told him they would-
n't turn ChiChi away, and she
would start emergency surgery
right away
Mary Ann Smith, a veterinary
technician at Dunnellon Animal
Hospital, said she informed


Knechtel that they wouldn't be
able to save the babies, but they
could save ChiChi's life. At that
point, the dog's temperature was
104 degrees, and she was going
into septic shock.
"He just wanted us to make her
OK," she said.
After removing three dead ba-
bies, Smith said they spayed
ChiChi, and a few days later, she
was able to go home.
"Dr. Bailey was very compas-
sionate," Smith said. "After all,


it's Christmas."
And Knechtel couldn't be hap-
pier to have his friend home. He
said he owes everything to Bailey
and Smith.
"I am so grateful to them," he
said. "I commend them for put-
ting finances aside. Between the
two of them, they went above and
beyond."
Chronicle reporter Shemir
Wiles can be reached at 352-
564-2924 or swiles@chronicle
online.com.


Staying safe on the road for New Year's Eve


A.B. SIDIBE
Staff Writer
As the final big holiday
weekend of the year gets
underway, officials are reit-
erating the need for caution
and absolutely no drinking
and driving.
Law enforcement will be
out again in force to ensure
compliance, but the world's
largest automobile club is
teaming with a major
brewer to help deter drink-
ing and driving.
Jessica Brady, AAA
spokeswoman out of its
Tampa office, said AAA and
Budweiser are offering free
towing and rides to New
Year's Eve revelers. Tow to
Go provides confidential
rides and tows home from
any bar or restaurant any-
one who may have had too
much to drink by calling


800-AAA-HELP (4357), ac-
cording to Brady
Services are offered
throughout Florida, Geor-
gia, and west and middle
Tennessee.
"The program has safely
removed more than 16,000
drunk drivers off roadways
since it began in 1998,"
Brady said. The program is
available until Jan. 2.
Both the Citrus County
Sheriff's Office and the
Florida Highway Patrol are
on record about stepped-up
efforts to deter impaired
driving and other crimes
during the holidays. The
Florida Highway Patrol has
joined other law enforce-
ment and highway safety
agencies across the nation
in Drive Sober or Get Pulled
Over targeting impaired
driving through Jan. 2, 2012,
according to a release.


The sheriff's office has
placed "DUI cars" se-
verely damaged vehicles -
where they are the most
highly visible at prominent
locations throughout the
county as a graphic re-
minder to travelers of the
dangers of drinking and
driving. According to the
sheriff's office, fully staffed
patrol squads will be target-
ing DUI offenders, as well as
focusing on business areas,
box-store parking lots, and
other frequented locations
to deter burglaries and
thefts. The FHP is also of-
fering the following tips for
safety during the holidays:
During the holiday sea-
son and year-round, take
steps to make sure that you
and everyone with whom
you celebrate avoid driving
under the influence of drugs
or alcohol.


SO YOU KNOW
During the four-day New
Year's holiday travel pe-
riod in 2010, 32 people
died on Florida's road-
ways. Of those, 12 were
alcohol-related.
During the four-day
Christmas holiday travel

Plan ahead. Always des-
ignate a sober driver before
any holiday party or celebra-
tion begins, or take a taxi or
public transportation to/from
a party if you plan to drink al-
cohol. A taxi or bus ride is
much cheaper than a DUI.
Take the keys. Do not
let a friend drive impaired.
Be a helpful host. If you
are hosting a party this hol-
iday season, remind your
guests to plan ahead and
designate a sober driver, al-
ways offer alcohol-free bev-


period in 2010, 24
people died on Florida's
roadways. Of those,
eight were alcohol-
related.
* Drug-related injuries and
fatalities decreased be-
tween 2009 and 2010
from 1,090 to 1,063.

erages, and make sure all of
your guests leave with a
sober driver.
Mind your meds. Heed
the warning labels on pre-
scription medicine bottles
because even legal drugs can
affect your ability to safely
operate a motor vehicle.
Call *FHP (*347) to re-
port intoxicated or aggres-
sive drivers, or if your
vehicle breaks down and
you need assistance. To re-
quest immediate emergency
services, dial 911.


LOCAL


New Year's Eve a chance to












Remembering losses of 2011


Notable 2011 deaths include those of veterans, community leaders


NANCY KENNEDY
Staff Writer

It's a sad fact of life that
people die.
This past year, Citrus
County said goodbye to
many of its citizens, each
one having somehow con-
tributed to the fabric of the
community, from educators,
ministers and community
volunteers to day care own-
ers, military veterans,
county natives and those
who loved to dance in the
rain.
Although we can't print
everyone's name and con-
tribution, here are some of
the people of Citrus
County who have died dur-
ing 2011:
Dorothy "Dot" Williams,
age 89, died Jan. 14. Long-
time resident of Crystal
River and daughter of Base-
ball Hall of Fame pitcher
Dazzy Vance, she spent 25
years at Crystal River High
School as principal, secre-
tary and bookkeeper.
Bill Ward, age 82, died
Jan. 27. Navy veteran and
former district manager of
Florida Power (now
Progress Energy), Ward
helped start Seven Rivers
Presbyterian Church in
Lecanto.
Doug Patton, age 61,
died of cancer Jan. 26. The
Citrus High School biology
teacher and department
head, former teacher of the
year and tri-county coach of
the year, loved mentoring
young athletes in football,
tennis, swimming, track and
girls weightlifting.


V Lionel King, age 80,
died Jan. 29. He loved
music and taught many In-
verness middle and high
school students to play in-
struments. He also started
the Nature Coast Commu-
nity Band and served as
music minister for several
local churches.
Gene Landon, age 77,
died Jan. 29. Navy veteran
and pastor emeritus at Crys-
tal River Methodist Church,
he loved to make people
happy
David Crawford, age
46, died Feb. 21. The Crys-
tal River resident and St.
Petersburg police officer
was killed in the line of
duty. He loved cats and the
Tampa Bay Rays baseball
team.
Marine Cpl. Johnathan
Taylor, age 23, died Feb. 22.
The 2006 Lecanto High
School graduate died while
serving his country in
Afghanistan. He was known
for his sense of humor, his
Southern manners and his
patriotism. Nicknamed
"Butters," he couldn't catch
a football.
Army Pfc. Michael
Mahr, age 26, died Mar. 22.
"He loved protecting us,"
his wife Stephanie told the
Chronicle earlier this year.
Mahr died in Logar
province, Afghanistan. His
last wish was to be buried
at Bushnell National
Cemetery. He was laid to
rest there on Tuesday,
April 5.
L.B. Thomason, age 79,
died April 26. Longtime pas-
tor at First Baptist Church


in Crystal River and Hos-
pice of Citrus County chap-
lain, Thomason loved
people and had an uncanny
knack for remembering
names.
Roderic "Rod" Sparks,
age 24, died May 28. The
2005 Crystal River High
School graduate and former
wrestler loved hunting, fish-
ing, boating, and mudding in
his beloved trucks. He was
stabbed to death at Horse
Hole Creek Mud Bog in
Inglis.
Walter Mooney, age 52,
died June 12. He was the
shelter director at the Mis-
sion in Citrus veterans out-
reach shelter in
Hernando.
Ashley Mirembe Strass,
age 4, died May 7 after con-
tracting malaria in Uganda.
Thomas Kern, age 78,
died July 31. After retiring
from the Tampa Police De-


apartment, he served as the
director of the Law En-
forcement Academy at With-
lacoochee Technical
Institute.
Samantha Michelle
Kelley, age 19, died Aug. 21.
The Citrus Springs teen who
loved crafts, cooking, music
and dancing in the rain,
died after a car crash.
Harold McLeod, age
74, died Aug. 21. The long-
time Inverness native grew
up in the historic McLeod
House on N. Apopka Av-
enue. A proud Florida
Cracker, he loved eating
frog legs and gator tail, rat-
tlesnake, boiled peanuts,
hushpuppies and swamp
cabbage; hunting deer,
smoking mullet in his
smoker out back and fish-
ing on Lake Spivey
Rob Phillips, age 48,
died Aug. 21. Owner of
Eagle Buick GMC, Marine


veteran, sportsman, com-
munity-minded family man,
he died in a boating acci-
dent.
Joe Buccheri, age 64,
died Aug. 25. The Crystal
River High School baseball
coach once played for the
St. Louis Cardinals.
Marion Knudsen, age
83, died Sept. 19. The pas-
sionate environmentalist
who served on the county
planning commission is best
remembered for the time in
1983 when she tied herself
to a tree to protect it from
being cut down to no
avail.
Mary Davis, age 79,
died Sept. 22. Many Crystal
River children grew up
under the loving care of
Mary Davis, owner of
Mary's Daycare.
Fred Drew, age 18, died
Oct. 2. The 2011 Citrus High
School graduate, who loved
football, weightlifting and
wrestling, was gunned
down by a 16-year-old at a


popular Citrus Springs
teen gathering place.
Al Sukut, age 78, died
Oct. 10. The retired Air
Force major taught JROTC
at Citrus High School for 19
years, touching many stu-
dents' lives. He was known
for his generosity and strong
Christian faith.
Clara Allen, age 88,
died Nov 15 in a tragic
house fire. A founding
member of the Spanish
American Club, she taught
Spanish at the College of
Central Florida, worked at
the Whispering Pines pool
and volunteered at Pleasant
Grove Elementary School
and Citrus Memorial
Health System.
Rev George Papadeas,
age 93, died Nov 18. From
1981 to 1997, Father George
traveled faithfully from his
home in Daytona to serve
Archangel Michael Greek
Orthodox Church in
Lecanto, the church he
founded.


legal notices in today's Citrus County Chronicle




Meeting NoticeS,...............................,C14




Foreclosurelosure Sale/Action Notion Notices...,,,,,,C14



A Notice to Creditors/Administration....C14


FLORIDA TEMPERATURES


City
Daytona Bch.
Ft. Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Gainesville
Homestead
Jacksonville
Key West
Lakeland
Melbourne


L F'cast
50 s
60 s
54 s
45 s
55 s
50 s
65 pc
51 s
52 s


City
Miami
Ocala
Orlando
Pensacola
Sarasota
Tallahassee
Tampa
Vero Beach
W. Palm Bch.


H L
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71 56
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MARINE OUTLOOK


South winds around 5 knots. Seas
2 feet. Bay and inland waters will be
smooth. Mostly sunny today.


68 39 NA 70 41 NA

THREE DAY OUTLOOK xclusvedaily
TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING
High: 70 Low: 40
Mostly sunny to partly sunny.
Milder but chilly again at night.
f SATURDAY & SUNDAY MORNING
High: 77 Low: 47
Clear and mild. Light winds.

orgm I SUNDAY & MONDAY MORNING
o High: 65 Low: 36
Increasing clouds by afternoon, wind increasing
by evening. Colder late.
ALMANAC


TEMPERATURE*
Thursday 68/37
Record 83/23
Normal 71/49
Mean temp. 53
Departure from mean -7
PRECIPITATION*
Thursday 0.00 in.
Total for the month 0.06 in.
Total for the year 55.42 in.
Normal for the year 52.39 in.
'As of 6 p.m. at Inverness
UV INDEX: 4
0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate,
7-9 high, 10+ very high
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
Thursday at 3 p.m. 30.08 in.


DATE DAY

12/30 FRIDAY
12/31 SATURDAY




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DEW POINT
Thursday at 3 p.m. 30
HUMIDITY
Thursday at 3 p.m. 23%
POLLEN COUNT**
Today's active pollen:
Juniper, composites
Today's count: 6.7/12
Saturday's count: 8.1
Sunday's count: 8.7
AIR QUALITY
Thursday was good with pollutants
mainly ozone.


SOLUNAR TABLES
MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR
(MORNING) (AFTERNOON)
11:16 5:34 11:51 6:03


kY


CELESTIAL OUTLOOK
SUNSET TONIGHT i .
SUNRISE TOMORROW...................7:23 AM.
MOONRISE TODAY ...........11:12 A.M.
JA.L 1 JR .23 MOONSET TODAY.......................... 11:43 PM


BURN CONDITIONS
Today's Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.
For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For
more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestry's
Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdi

WATERING RULES
Citrus County/Inverness/Crystal River: Lawn watering is limited to twice per week. Even
addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 am.or after 4p.m. Odd
addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Report violations: Citrus County (352) 527-5543; Crystal River and Inverness: (352) 726-
4488.
Landscape Watering Schedule and Times: Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants
(other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time.

TIDES


*From mouths of rivers


High/Lov
8:53 a/4:54
7:14 a/2:16
5:01 a/12:04
8:03 a/3:53


**At King's Bay
Friday
w High/Low
a 9:39 p/5:04 p
a 8:00 p/2:26 p
4 a 5:47 p/12:14 p
a 8:49 p/4:03 p


***At Mason's Creek
Saturday
High/Low High/Low
9:49a/5:45 a 10:15 p/5:38 p
8:10 a/3:07 a 8:36 p/3:00 p
5:57 a/12:55 a 6:23 p/12:48 p
8:59 a/4:44 a 9:25 p/4:37 p


Gulf water
temperature


640
Taken at Aripeka


LAKE LEVELS
Location Wed. Thu. Full
Withlacoochee at Holder 27.85 27.82 35.52
Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.72 34.70 39.25
Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.84 36.82 40.60
Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.61 38.59 42.40
Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the mean-
annual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year This data is
obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event
will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of
this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211.

THE NATION


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Albany
Albuquerque
Asheville
Atlanta
Atlantic City
Austin
Baltimore
Billings
Birmingham
Boise
Boston
Buffalo
Burlington, VT
Charleston, SC
Charleston, WV
Charlotte
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbia, SC
Columbus, OH
Concord, N.H.
Dallas
Denver
Des Moines
Detroit
El Paso
Evansville, IN
Harrisburg
Hartford
Houston
Indianapolis
Jackson
Las Vegas
Little Rock
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Mobile
Montgomery
Nashville


16 sh
27 s
22 pc
31 pc
24 C
33 s
25 c
41 c
31 pc
44 sh
23 c
16 .01 sh
7 sn
32 s
25 C
25 pc
31 .01 rs
31 C
27 sh
27 s
28 sh
16 c
34 s
37 pc
33 pc
25 .04 rs
28 s
33 pc
21 sh
22 c
43 s
33 c
31 pc
41 s
32 pc
49 s
33 pc
35 pc
28 trace rs
30 pc
38 pc
30 pc
28 pc


KEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle;
f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=raln;
rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers;
sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy.
@2011 Weather Central, Madison, Wi.


Thursday Friday
City H LPcp. Fcst H L
New Orleans 70 42 s 71 55
New York City 35 24 c 51 42
Norfolk 52 28 pc 61 45
Oklahoma City 65 31 s 61 37
Omaha 52 32 .02 s 51 32
Palm Springs 76 42 s 74 49
Philadelphia 39 26 c 51 40
Phoenix 70 42 s 72 46
Pittsburgh 40 19 .01 sh 48 35
Portland, ME 29 18 C 36 32
Portland, Ore 56 46 .42 r 48 34
Providence, R.I. 33 22 c 49 39
Raleigh 56 26 pc 61 42
Rapid City 51 29 .03 c 53 33
Reno 61 37 c 59 25
Rochester, NY 27 10 sh 42 32
Sacramento 56 36 sh 58 37
St. Louis 61 38 pc 57 38
St. Ste. Marie 22 10 .05 c 26 21
Salt Lake City 56 30 c 53 31
San Antonio 71 35 s 73 48
San Diego 70 45 s 67 49
San Francisco 56 46 sh 57 44
Savannah 62 34 s 66 48
Seattle 47 44 .39 r 46 35
Spokane 41 35 .23 sh 45 28
Syracuse 29 18 .01 sh 43 34
Topeka 57 43 s 56 34
Washington 44 31 c 53 41
YESTERDAY'S NATIONAL HIGH & LOW
HIGH 83 Paso Robles, Calif. LOW -5 Saranac
Lake, N.Y.
WORLD CITIES


FRIDAY
CITY H/L/SKY
Acapulco 85/71/pc
Amsterdam 42/39/pc
Athens 54/44/sh
Beijing 40/19/pc
Berlin 38/32/rs
Bermuda 69/64/sh
Cairo 70/53/c
Calgary 41/22/pc
Havana 80/65/pc
Hong Kong 69/61/c
Jerusalem 63/48/c


Lisbon
London
Madrid
Mexico City
Montreal
Moscow
Paris
Rio
Rome
Sydney
Tokyo
Toronto
Warsaw


60/43/s
48/45/sh
51/28/s
75/45/pc
23/21/c
32/29/sf
46/43/sh
81/71/pc
55/37/pc
70/64/sh
49/37/pc
39/31/rs
37/31/rs


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Obituaries


Leslie 'Les'
Githens, 88
SAINT CLOUD
Mr. Leslie Jay Githens,
"Les," 88, of Saint Cloud,
Florida, passed away on
Saturday, December 24th,
2011, at his residence.
Leslie was born in Belle
Vernon, Pennsylvania, on
December 8, 1923, the son of
the late Ashbrook L. and
Nita M. (Packer) Githens.
He served in the U.S. Army
Air Force in World War II.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife Ju-
dith Anne
( Smith)
Githens;
son, Jay L.
Githens of
Batavia,
IL.; daugh-
ter, Lillian
Leslie 'Les' D. Githens
Githens of Freder-
icksburg; son, Robert A.
Githens of St. Cloud, FL;
son, Richard D. Greene of
Ruther Glen; and daughter,
Patricia G. Grenier of Cal-
abash, NC.; He is also sur-
vived by 12 grandchildren
and 8 great-grandchildren.
Les moved to Fredericks-
burg, VA, after graduation
from Carnegie Mellon to
work at the Sylvania Divi-
sion of the American Vis-
cose Plant He later became
VP of Manufacturing at Gen-
eral Products and never
went anywhere without say-
ing "Look! There's an Air
Jet chimney cap!" He was
with General Products for
31 years, and was proud of
his Coil Coaters Grand
Prize-winning Benchmark
"Legend" door, innovative
in its embossed wood-grain
pattern. As a testament of
respect of his employees, Les
was named Fredericksburg
Jaycees Boss of the Year
He was very active in the
Presbyterian Church, serv-
ing as chairman for both
building committees and
the board of deacons. He
was also involved in civic or-
ganizations including Kiwa-
nis, Chamber of Commerce,
and his favorite, United Way
While in Fredericksburg,
Les married Judy in 1974
and adored his wife. They
loved to travel. In retire-
ment, Les wrote an autobi-
ography, "Who Was He?"
and his second favorite
phrase became "It's in the
book!" He loved to garden
and was also an avid golfer


Funeral Home With Crematory
GERALD CUNNINGHAM
Service: Mon.,Jan.9 -10:00AM
MARGARET SPRADLEY
Service: Fri. 3 PM
SARABAXLEY
Private Cremation Arrangements
RAYMOND DAMPMAN
Service: Fri., Jan. 6 1:00 PM
Hemando United Methodist Church
MONICA SIWINSKI
Mass: Fri., Jan 6 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
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He will be missed by all
until that day when we see
him again.
A memorial service will
be held at noon Saturday,
January 7,2012, at Spring of
Life Methodist Church,
11101 Moss Park Rd., Or-
lando, FL 32832.
In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily request donations in his
memory to Vitas Hospice,
2201 Lucien Way, Suite #
100, Maitland, FL 32751 or
to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the di-
rection of Fisk Funeral
Home, 1107 Massachusetts
Ave., St. Cloud, FL 34769
(407) 892-2155.
Online condolences at
www.fiskfh.com.

Anna
Cranmer, 96
Anna (Anita) Perez Cran-
mer, 96, passed away peace-
fully on Dec. 26.
She was preceded in
death by her loving husband
of 55 years, William E Cran-
mer. She is survived by her
daughter, Sandra Hallam
and her husband John; sev-
eral grandchildren; and sev-
eral great-grandchildren. Also
several nieces and nephews
including Cindy and Pete
Weaver, Liza Rodriquez,
Sarah Landis and Steve
Perez and his daughter, Jen-
nifer Tuccillo survive her.
She is also survived by her
dear friends, Betty Adams,
Margaret (Sissy) and Charlie
Alexander
Her wonderful spirit and
love of life will be missed by
all who knew her. That
smile will never be forgot-
ten. Friends will be re-
ceived from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday at Fountains Me-
morial Park Mausoleum
chapel where funeral serv-
ices will be Saturday morn-
ing at 11 a.m. In lieu of
flowers, donate to The
Shriners Children's Hospi-
tal Network.
Lakeland Funeral Home,
Lakeland, Florida, is in
charge of arrangements.
Sign the guest book at
www.chronicleonline. com.


Esther
Hampton, 69
CRYSTAL RIVER
Esther W Hampton, 69,
Crystal River, died Tuesday,
December 27, 2011, under
the care of her loving family
and Hospice of Citrus
County.
Esther was born on March
6, 1942, in Hammond, Indi-
ana, to the
late Warren
and May-
--, bell Poole
(Quarles)
.. *," and came
to the area
in the early
1960s from
Esther Detroit,
Hampton Michigan.
She was a member of the
Crystal River Church of God
and loved to help anyone
that crossed her path. She
enjoyed garage sales and
flea markets, and especially
spending time with her fam-
ily and friends.
She is survived by her two
sons, Henry and Wade
Hampton; one daughter,
Mary Machowski; two step-
sons, George and Jay Hamp-
ton; three brothers,
Howard, Bob, and Jody
Quarles; one sister, Tina
Wilkens; 26 grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her loving hus-
band, William Hampton, in
1998, and her stepson, Cap-
tain Bill Hampton, in 2011.
A viewing will be 6 to 8
p.m. Monday, January 2,
2012, at Wilder Funeral
Home, and a Celebration of
Life Service will be at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at
the Crystal River Church of
God.
The family requests do-
nations in Esther's memory
to the church; Hospice of
Citrus County, PO. Box
641270, Beverly Hills, FL
34464; or Wilder's Funeral
Home, PO. Box 1052, Ho-
mosassa, FL 34447, in lieu
of flowers. Condolences
may be offered at
www.wilderfuneral.com.


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Verda
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INVERNESS
Verda D. Johnson, 87, of
Inverness, died Dec. 28,
2011, at Hospice of Citrus
County Care Unit, in Inver-
ness. Arrangements by
Heinz Funeral Home & Cre-
mation in Inverness.

Margaret
Spradley, 88
INVERNESS
Margaret Louise Spradley,
88, Inverness, died Dec. 27,
2011, at the Citrus County
Hospice House in Lecanto.
Margaret was a Citrus County
native, born on Oct 21, 1923,
in Inverness to the late Jef-
ferson E and Nettie (Miley)
Rogers. She lived in Hills-
borough and Pinellas coun-
ties for a while but returned
to Inverness several years ago.
She is survived by her two
children, James E Spradley
of Independence, KY, and
Charlene L. Riggs of Inver-
ness; one brother, J.B. Rogers
of Tampa; three grandchil-
dren, Paul Riggs, Donald
Riggs and Thomas Spradley;
eight great-grandchildren,
Kyle, Brooklynn, Austin, Wade,
Mercedes, Gabriel, Kylee and
Emily She was preceded in
death by her brothers and
sisters, Johnnie Rogers, Elsie
Booth, Corbet Rogers, Agnes
Garrett, Curtis Rogers, Simon
Rogers and Ellen Thomas.
Funeral services will be
conducted on Friday, Dec. 30,
at 3 p.m. from the Chas. E.
Davis Funeral Home. Burial
will follow in Stage Pond
Cemetery Friends may call
at the funeral home Friday
from 1 p.m. until the hour of
service.
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Plant


Hernando Pool Nuphar
Inverness Pool Pondweed / Hydrilla /
Torpeodograss / Nuphar /
Tussocks
Floral City Pool Floating / Paspalum /
Nuphar / Tussocks


Volcano sends ash


2.8 miles into air


Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska
-A remote Alaska volcano
has spewed an ash cloud
15,000 feet- approximately
2.8 miles into the air.
The Alaska Volcano Ob-
servatory said satellite im-
ages showed the cloud
drifting Thursday from
Cleveland Volcano in the
Aleutian Islands.
The observatory raised
the aviation alert level


based on the cloud.
The 5,675-foot volcano is
on an uninhabited island
940 miles southwest of An-
chorage.
The ash cloud was spotted
50 miles from the mountain
moving east-southeast. The
observatory said in a release
that satellite data indicates
the cloud may have come
from a single explosion event
The observatory said more
explosions could send ash
plumes above 20,000 feet.


Stephen Hawking


seeking assistant


Associated Press

LONDON Can you
help make Stephen
Hawking's voice heard?
The famed British
physicist is seeking an as-
sistant to help develop
and maintain the elec-
tronic speech system that
allows him to communi-
cate his vision of the uni-
verse. An informal job ad
posted to the famed physi-
cist's website said the as-
sistant should be
computer literate, ready
to travel, and able to re-
pair electronic devices
"with no instruction man-
ual or technical support."
Hawking has long strug-
gled against amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis, a disease
which left him almost
completely paralyzed.
He lost his real voice in
a tracheotomy in 1985, but
a wheelchair-mounted
computer helps synthe-
size speech by interpret-
ing the twitches of his
face. The synthesizer's ro-
botic monotone has be-
come nearly as famous as


Hawking himself, but the
computer isn't just for
speaking.
It can connect to the In-
ternet over cell phone net-
works, and a universal
infrared remote enables the
physicist to switch on the
lights, watch television, or
open doors either at home
or at the office.
It's a complicated, tailor-
made system, as the ad
makes clear. A photograph
of the back of Hawking's
wheelchair, loaded with
coiled wires and electronic
equipment, is pictured
under the words: "Could
you maintain this?"
Hawking's website says
that the job's salary is ex-
pected to be about $38,500 a
year





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Citrus County's Aquatic Services Division plans the following aquatic
weed control activities for the week beginning January 2, 2012.
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STOCKS


CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


THE M RKETIN RE IEWU


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MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Here are the 825 most active stocks on the New York Stock Exchange, 765
Name Vol(00) Last Chg Name Vol(00) Last Chg Name Vol(00) Last Chg most active on the Nasdaq National Market and 116 most active onthe Ameri-
BkofAm 1619983 5.46 +.18 CheniereEn 27641 8.71 -.19 PwShsQQQ243689 55.99 +.40 can Stock Exchange. Tables show name, price and net change.
S&P500ETF1013361126.12 +1.29 Rentech 26710 1.32 -.02 Intel 219817 24.55 +.33 Name: Stocks appear alphabetically by the company full name (not abbrevia-
GenElec 407345 18.07 +.24 CFCdag 21996 19.34 +.58 Microsoft 219567 26.02 +.20 tion). Names consisting of initials appear atthe beginning of each letter's list.
SPDRFncl 357552 13.07 +.21 NwGoldg 21272 9.92 +.29 FrontierCm 216506 5.01 +.20 Last: Price stock was trading atwhen exchange closed forth day
FordM 336929 10.68 +.16 NovaGldg 20398 8.33 +.38 SiriusXM 195752 1.82 +.01 Chg: Loss orgain fortheday No change indicated by.

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) Stock Footnotes: cld- Issue has been called for redempton by company d- New 52-week
low. dd-Loss in last 12 mos. ec Company formerly listed on the American Exchange's
Name Last Chg %Ch Name Last Chg %Ch Name Last Ch Ch Emerging Company Marketplace. h-temporary exmpt from Nasdaq capital and surplus list-
ColGrEqSt 28.00 +4.19 +17.6 NewConcEn 2.35 +.54 +29.9 AtlCstFnh 2.49 +.79 +46.5 mgqualificaton. n-Stockwasa new issue in the last year.The 52-week high and lowfig-
Amrep 6.74 +.89 +15.2 Aerosonic 2.98 +.38 +14.6 LiveDeal 4.38 +1.32 +43.1 ures date only from the beginning of trading. pf-Preferredstockissue.pr-Preferences.pp-
ChiCBlood 2.40 +.24 +11.1 AlmadnMg 2.47 +.31 +14.4 Napco 2.51 +.40 +19.0 Holder owes installments of purchase prce. rt-Rightto buy securityata specified pce. s-
MSSPBw12 5.86 +.56 +10.6 CoastD 2.20 +.20 +10.0 CIFCCorp 5.55 +.84 +17.8 Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the lastyear.wi-Trades will be settled when the
CS VS3xSv28.00 +2.35 +9.2 SparkNet 3.83 +.27 +7.6 Cardiom g 2.61 +.38 +17.0 stock is issued. wd -When distributed. wt-Warrant, allowing a purchase of a stock.u New
52-week high. un Unit, including more than one security. vj Company in bankruptcy or re-
LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) ceivership, or being reorganized under the bankruptcy law. Appears in front of the name.
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ETrSPIat 29.10 -5.40 -15.7 Flanign 6.62 -.80 -10.8 Cyanotch h 7.62 -1.28 -14.4
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QuantNomo23.01 -1.99 -8.0 Aerocntry 6.50 -.58 -8.2 OakRidgeF 2.51 -.30 -10.7
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DIARY


2,390 Advanced
652 Declined
94 Unchanged
3,136 Total issues
109 New Highs
33 New Lows
2,226,141,765 Volume


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271 Advanced
179 Declined
34 Unchanged
484 Total issues
17 New Highs
21 New Lows
83,134,445 Volume


1,881
718
106
2,705
33
73
1,013,685,249


52-Week
High Low Name
12,876.00 10,404.49Dow Jones Industrials
5,627.85 3,950.66Dow Jones Transportation
467.09 381.99Dow Jones Utilities
8,718.25 6,414.89NYSE Composite
2,490.51 1,941.99Amex Index
2,887.75 2,298.89Nasdaq Composite
1,370.58 1,074.77S&P 500
14,562.01 11,208.42Wilshire 5000
868.57 601.71 Russell 2000


Net % YTD % 52-wk
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12,287.04 +135.63 +1.12 +6.13 +6.20
5,042.29 +68.28 +1.37 -1.26 -1.30
467.12 +3.84 +.83+15.34 +15.41
7,485.63 +88.64 +1.20 -6.01 -5.86
2,266.13 +16.68 +.74 +2.61 +3.22
2,613.74 +23.76 +.92 -1.48 -1.85
1,263.02 +13.38 +1.07 +.43 +.41
13,242.43 +141.47 +1.08 -.88 -.98
744.98 +9.77 +1.33 -4.93 -5.67


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I NEWYORK STOKECAG


Name Last Chg BkofAm 5.46 +.18
BkAmwtA 2.01 +.01
BkAm wtB .31 +.02
BkMontg 54.38 +.33
ABBLtd 18.71 +.20 BkNYMel 20.07 +.49
ACELtd 70.57 +.60 Barday 10.90 +.17
AESCorp 11.88 +.16 BariPVix 34.98 -.90
AFLAC 43.27 +.87 BarrickG 45.18 +.94
AGCO 42.64 +.67 Baxter 49.79 +.42
AGL Res 42.70 +.53 Beam Inc 51.18 +.26
AK Steel 8.15 +.10 BeazerHm 2.45 +.16
MAMR .52 -.03 BectDck 74.55 +.75
ASA Gold 26.06 +.34 BerkHa Al15325.00 +525.00
AT&T Inc 30.17 +.22 BerkH B 76.90 +.38
AbtLab 56.33 +.50 BestBuy 23.11 +.27
AberFitc 48.74 +.75 BIkHillsCp 34.15 +.49
Accenture 53.84 +.98 BlkDebtStr 3.85 .04
AdamsEx 9.63 +.06 BlkEnhO&l 12.28 +.04
AMD 5.34 +.06 BlkGlbOp 13.18 +.04
AecomTch 20.35 +.28 Blackstone 14.03 +.14
Aeropostf 15.60 +.25 BlockHR 16.27 +.40
Aetna 43.02 +.29 Boeing 74.11 +.85
Agilent 35.06 +.95 Boise Inc 7.09 +.22
Agnieog 35.77 +.55 BostBeer 109.90 .34
AlcatelLuc 1.54 +01 BostProp 100.03 +.96
Alcoa 8.63 +.11 BostonSci 5.33 +.16
AllegTch 47.94 +.58 BoydGm 7.45 +.05
Allergan 88.13 +1.33 Brandyw 9.63 +.08
Allete 42.40 +.43 Brinker 26.96 +.27
AlliBGIbHi 14.25 -.22 BrMySq 35.27 +.21
AlliBlnco 8.12 -.02 Brookdale 17.24 +.27
AlliBern 13.20 +.09 BrkfldOfPr 15.68 +.11
Allstate 27.57 +.39 Brunswick 18.14 +.50
AlphaNRs 19.70 +.23 Buckeye 64.17 +.11
AlpTotDiv 4.36 +.02 CBLAsc 15.84 +.28
AIpAlerMLP 16.59 +.11 CBREGrp 15.16 +.41
Altria 29.79 +.07 CBS B 27.24 +.33
AmBev 36.19 +.53 OFInds 143.99 +1.74
Ameren 33.59 +.53 CH Engy 59.37 +.44
AMovilLs 22.63 +.41 CMS Eng 22.35 +.19
AmAxle 9.94 +.16 CNOFind 6.41 +.19
AEagleOut 15.31 +13 CPIh 1.89 +.16
AEP 41.54 +.26 CSS Inds 20.10 +.71
AmExp 47.52 +.55 CSXs 21.02 +.16
AmlntGrp 23.24 +.27 CVREngy 18.64 +.45
AmSIP3 6.58 +.06 CVSCare 41.16 +.12
AmTower 60.59 +.52 CblvsNYs 14.30 +.22
Amerigas 45.60 +.66 CabotO&G 76.95 +.74
Ameriprise 50.54 +1.07 Calgon 15.62 +.24
AmeriBrgn 37.33 +.50 CallGolf 5.56 .06
Anadarko 76.19 +.58 Calpine 16.54 +.18
AnalogDev 35.85 +.25 Camecog 17.74 +.37
AnglogldA 41.88 +.80 Cameron 48.65 +.31
Ann Inc 25.22 +.07 CampSp 33.49 +.32
Annaly 16.08 -.03 CdnNRsgs 36.61 +.69
Anworth 6.30 ... CapOne 42.64 +.92
AonCorp 46.87 +.12 CapifiSrce 6.85 +.11
Apadiche 89.98 +1.46 CapM plB 14.43 +.01
AquaAm 22.25 +.22 CardnlHIth 40.64 +.58
ArcelorMit 18.12 +.52 CareFusion 25.36 +.43
ArdichCoal 14.11 -.13 CarMax 30.82 +.78
ArchDan 28.74 +.37 Carnival 32.87 +.38
ArmourRsd 7.03 +.03 Caterpillar 90.58 +1.21
Ashland 57.59 +.93 Celanese 44.41 +.67
AsdEstat 15.95 +.18 Cemex 5.39 +.13
AssuredG 13.20 -.18 Cemigpf 17.96 +.26
ATMOS 33.66 +.21 CenterPnt 20.23 +.06
AuRicog 7.83 +27 Cntyink 37.19 +.52
Avon 17.44 +.27 Checkpnt 11.06 +.25
BB&T Cp 25.36 +.38 ChesEng 22.73 +.07
BHP BilILt 70.30 +1.37 ChesUfi 44.32 +.79
BP PLC 42.63 +.27 Chevron 107.47 +1.51
BRFBrasil 19.62 +.38 Chieos 11.19 +.09
BRT 6.28 -.03 Chimera 2.55 +.02
BakrHu 48.17 +.23 Chubb 69.75 +.26
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BeoBrades 16.47 +.14 CindBell 3.07 +.05
BeoSantSA 7.48 +.15 Cifgrprs 26.76 +.63
BeoSBrasil 8.08 +.25 CleanH s 63.94 +.74


CliffsNRs 62.39 +.44
Clorox 66.95 +.52
Coach 61.54 +.68
CCFemsa 97.24 +1.66
CocaCola 70.16 +.65
CocaCE 25.93 +.57
Coeur 24.03 +.51
CogdSpen 4.25 +.03
CohStlnfra 15.80 +.10
ColgPal 93.22 +.49
CollctvBrd 14.50 +.24
Comerica 26.03 +.38
CmwREIT 16.81 +.04
CompSci 23.68 -.08
Con-Way 29.30 +.32
ConAgra 26.62 +.26
ConocPhil 72.87 +1.05
ConsolEngy 36.15 -.57
ConEd 62.59 +.40
ConstellA 20.68 +.20
ConstellEn 39.89 +.19
Cnvrgys 12.80 +.31
Corning 13.05 +.12
CottCp 6.37 +.06
CovantaH 13.27 +.15
Covidien 45.05 +.19
Crane 46.94 +1.06
CSVS2xVxS 30.81 -1.59
CSVellVSts 6.63 +.16
CredSuiss 23.48 +.51
CrwnCsfie 44.60 +.74
Cummins 88.98 +1.13

DCTIndl 5.13 +.09
DDRCorp 12.23 +.10
DNPSelct 10.69 -.40
DR Horton 12.74 +.54
DSW Inc 44.56 +.50
DTE 55.02 +.38
DanaHldg 12.10 +.25
Danaher 47.48 +.63
Darden 45.73 +.52
DeanFds 11.21 +14
Deere 77.59 +.67
DelphiFn 44.43 +.22
DeltaAir 8.09 -.03
DenburyR 15.18 +.18
DeutschBk 38.22 +1.03
DBGoldDL 46.34 -.56
DBGoldDS 5.53 +.04
DevonE 62.29 +1.13
DexOneh 1.77 +.24
DiaOffs 56.00 +.47
DxFnBull rs 65.90 +2.63
DrSCBrrs 26.10 -.87
DirFnBrrs 36.76 -1.68
DirLCBrrs 29.20 -.89
DirDGIdBII 19.02 +1.02
DrxEnBear 11.32 -.34
DirEMBear 19.77 -.69
DirxSCBull 45.57 +1.37
DirxLCBull 61.51 +1.66
DirxEnBull 46.91 +1.34
Discover 24.14 +.19
Disney 37.71 +.47
DomRescs 53.53 +.45
DEmmett 18.40 +.22
Dover 58.42 +.81
DowChm 28.73 +.56
DrPepSnap 39.91 +.50
DuPont 45.85 +.39
DukeEngy 22.06 +.15
DukeRlty 12.14 +.21
E-CDang 4.21 -.08
EMCCp 21.59 +.16
EOGRes 98.05 +1.61
EastChm s 39.34 +.80
EKodak .65 -.01


Eabons 43.91 +.61
EVEnEq 10.07 +.07
EVTxDiver 8.76 +.10
EVTxMGlo 8.15 +.04
Ecolab 57.63 +1.09
Edisonlnt 41.52 +.38
BPasoCp 26.45 +.20
Ban 13.85 +.73
BdorGldg 13.55 +.21
EmersonEl 46.63 +.99
EmpDist 21.34 +.24
EnbrEPts 32.89 +.47
EnCanag 18.35 -.02


EndvSilvg 9.62 +.62
EnPro 33.73 +.43
ENSCO 47.54 -.28
Entergy 73.65 +.51
EntPrPt 46.19 +.66
EqtyRsd 57.13 +.42
ExeoRes 10.14 +.53
Exelon 43.71 +.22
ExterranH 8.82 +.29
ExxonMbl 85.27 +1.09
FMCTchs 52.15 +.68
FedExCp 84.31 +1.34
FedSignl 4.19 +.15
Fedlnvst 15.13 +.64
Ferrellgs 19.13 +.07
Ferro 4.93 +.19
RdNatlnfo 26.53 +.19
FstHorizon 8.02 +.21
FTActDiv 8.32 +.09
FtTrEnEq 10.80 +.11
FirstEngy 45.13 +.37
RagstBc h .51 +.01
Rotek 9.93 +.21
Ruor 50.32 +.64
FootLockr 24.00 +.38
FordM 10.68 +.16
FordMwt 2.38 +.12
ForestLab 30.28 +.15
ForestOils 13.26 +.19
Fortress 3.37 -.01
FMCG s 36.54 +.23
Frontine 4.09 -.23
FurnBrds 1.21 +.10


Fusion-io n 24.26 -1.20

GATX 44.33 +1.17
GMXRs 1.23 +.07
GabelliET 5.02 +.03
GabHIthW 7.14 +.08
GabUlI 7.72 +.07
GafisaSA 4.37 -.06
GameSbtp 24.35 +.28
Gannett 13.49 +.13
Gap 18.82 -.08
GenDynam 66.92 +.97


GenElec 18.07 +.24
GenGrPrp 14.95 +.23
GenMills 40.66 +.22
GenMobrs 20.21 +.35
GenOn En 2.70 +.02
Genworth 6.45 +.16
Gerdau 7.75 +.13
GlaxoSKIn 45.68 +.39
Golinhas 6.67 +.30
GoldFLd 15.27 +.21
Goldcrpng 43.53 +.91
GoldmanS 91.01 +.89
Goodrich 123.70 +.25
Goodyear 14.14 +.20
GtPlainEn 21.93 +.18
Griffon 9.18 +.39
GpTelevisa 20.97 +.49
GuangRy 17.17 +.10
HCP Inc 41.76 +.36
HSBC 38.05 +.41
HSBC Cap 25.76 -.04
Hallibrtn 33.79 +.54
HanJS 14.55 -.02
HanPrmDv 13.10 -.33
Hanesbrds 22.01 +.17
Hanoverlns 35.00 +.14
HarleyD 38.75 +.55
HarmonyG 11.60 +10
HartfdFn 16.39 +.32
HawaiiEl 26.62 +.24
HItCrREIT 54.64 +.60
HItMgmt 7.18 +17


HIthcrRlty 18.77 +.04
Heckmann 6.79 +.04
HeclaM 5.23 +.20
Heinz 54.31 +.38
Hershey 62.00 +.37
Hertz 11.71 +.29
Hess 56.47 +.52
HewlettP 25.62 +.42
HighwdPrp 29.91 +.12
HollyFrts 23.20 +.14
HomeDp 42.01 +.48
HonwIlln 54.79 +.81
Hospira 30.62 +.46


HospPT 23.33 +.18
HostHofis 14.75 +.27
HovnanE 1.42 +.12
Humana 88.25 +.62
Huntsmn 9.78 +.32
Hyperdyn 2.32 -.01
IAMGIdg 15.68 +.48
ICICI Bk 26.26 +.28
ING 7.13 +.04
iShGold 15.07 -.08
iSAsfia 21.45 +.34
iShBraz 56.92 +.37
iSCan 26.19 +.29
iShGer 19.12 +.32
iShHK 15.43 +13
iShJapn 9.04 +18
iSh Kor 52.20 +.72
iSMalas 13.34 +.09
iShMex 53.82 +.82
iShSing 10.93 +.10
iSSwitz 22.54 +.29
iSTaiwn 11.81 +.19
iSh UK 16.11 +.25
iShSilver 27.07 +.80
iShDJDv 54.16 +.55
iShChina25 34.85 +.32
iSSP500 126.54 +1.19
iShBAgB 110.39 +.26
iShEMkts 37.91 +.43
iShiBxB 113.28 -.06
iSEafeSC 34.74 +.58
iShB20T 120.86 +.22
iShBl1-3T 84.45 +.01


iS Eafe 49.29
iShiBxHYB 89.38
iSR1KV 63.78
iSR1KG 58.03
iSRuslK 69.66
iSR2KV 66.10
iSR2KG 84.60
iShR2K 74.15
iShUSPfd 35.48
iShREst 57.09
iShDJHm 11.97
iShSPSm 68.94
iStar 5.40


Idacorp 42.53 +.56
ITW 46.91 +.50
Imafon 5.75 +.23
IngerRd 30.64 +.36
IntegrysE 54.38 +.33
IntcnfiEx 121.30 +1.88
IBM 186.18 +2.19
InfiGame 17.17 +10
IntPap 29.64 +.34
Interpublic 9.69 +.22
Invesco 20.10 +.43
InvMtgCap 13.91 +.07
IronMtn 31.02 +.33
ItauUnibH 18.33 +.38


JPMorgCh 33.42 +.77
JPMAJerian 38.87 +.29
Jabil 19.91 +36
JacobsEng 40.86 +72
Jaguar g 6.35 +27
JanusCap 6.32 +.35
JohnJn 65.88 +.43
JohnsnCfi 31.04 +.39
JnprNtwk 20.49 +.03
KB Home 6.73 +.39
KBR Inc 27.64 +.40
KKR 13.44 +.29
KCSouthn 67.94 +1.31
Kaydon 30.66 +.61
KAEngTR 25.31 -.01
Kelbgg 50.86 +.18


KeyEngy 15.30 +.20 MizuhoFn 2.62 ... Pfizer 21.71 +.18 ReynAmer 41.76 +.06
Keycorp 7.77 +.14 MobileTele 14.39 -.11 PhilipMor 79.10 +.59 Riolnto 48.21 +.56
KimbClk 74.00 +.62 Molycorp 23.46 -.58 PhilipsEl 20.92 +.62 RiteAid 1.24 +.04
Kimco 16.52 +.03 MoneyG rs 17.31 +.27 PiedNG 34.43 +.40 RockwAut 73.44 +1.40
KindME 84.24 +.62 Monsanto 70.45 +.81 Pier1 13.95 +.49 RockColl 55.35 +.51
KindMorn 31.56 +.27 MonstrWw 7.94 +.25 PimoStrat 11.13 -.17 Rowan 31.02 +.14
Kinrossg 11.33 +.19 Moodys 34.11 +.59 PinWst 48.59 +.23 RylCarb 25.18 +.41
KodiakOg 9.66 +.30 MorgStan 15.24 +.34 PitnyBw 18.56 +.15 RoyDShllIA 73.12 +.90
Kohls 49.84 -.25 MSEmMkt 12.89 +.06 PlainsEx 36.49 +.76 Royce 12.15 +.04
Kraft 37.68 +.42 Mosaic 50.28 -.01 PlumCrk 37.05 +.43 Roce 25.70 +.03
KrispKrm 6.50 +.12 MotrlaSolu 46.58 -.10 Polariss 57.14 +1.39
Kroger 24.45 +.12 MotrlaMob 38.80 +.05 PostPrp 43.84 +.37
LDKSolar 4.49 -.11 MuellerWat 2.46 +.06 Potashs 41.21 +.35 SAIC 12.31 +.16
LSICorp 5.98 +.15 NCRCorp 16.47 +.28 PwshDB 26.88 +.08 SCANA 45.34 +.43
LTCPrp 31.03 +.33 NRG Egy 18.25 +.08 PSUSDBull 22.51 -.04 SKTIcm 13.55 +.06
LaZBoy 12.11 +.25 NVEnergy 16.42 +.21 PwShHiYD 9.32 +.08 SpdrDJIA 122.52 +1.27
Ladede 41.09 +.40 NYSEEur 26.16 +.32 Praxair 107.14 +1.10 SpdrGold 150.34 -.69
LVSands 42.75 +.35 Nabors 17.59 +.18 PrinFnd 24.74 +51 SPMid 160.45 +2.05
LeggMason 24.16 +.58 NatFuGas 56.16 +.94 ProLogis 28.57 +.10 S&P500ETF126.12 +1.29
LennarA 19.86 +.88 NatGrid 48.61 +.62 ProShtDow 38.60 -.42 SpdrHome 17.25 +.60
LeucNatf 22.65 +.16 NOilVarco 67.87 +1.04 ProShtS&P 40.24 -.40 SpdrS&PBk 19.96 +.30
Level3rs 16.78 +.06 NewAmHi 10.34 -.02 PrUShS&P 19.14 -.37 SpdrLehHY 38.50 +.20
LbtyASG 3.82 +.01 NJRscs 50.01 +.67 PrUIShDow 15.15 -.34 SpdrS&P RB 24.73 +.45
LillyEli 41.50 +20 NYCmtyB 12.37 +.22 ProUltQQQ 81.85 +99 SpdrRefi 52.82 +.31
Limited 40.73 -11 NewellRub 16.42 +45 PrUShQQQrs44.88 -.65 SpdrOGEx 52.67 +.66
LincNat 19.47 +.41 NewfidExp 37.95 +75 ProUltSP 46.75 +.82 SpdrMetM 48.55 +.45
Lindsay 55.08 +1.05 NewmtM 60.36 +.94 ProUShL20 18.17 -.07 Safeway 21.18 +.04
LizClaib 8.47 +.05 NewpkRes 9.45 +.11 ProUltFin 44.88 +1.23 StJoe 14.72 -.27
LloydBkg 1.54 +.02 Nexeng 15.28 -.22 ProUltR2K 35.18 +.66 Stude 34.48 +.39
LodhdM 81.52 +58 NextEraEn 61.08 +41 ProUSSP50012.99 -.36 Saks 9.86 +.12
LaPac 821 +.30 NiSource 23.88 +.24 PrUItSP500 s60.95 +1.68 Salesforce 102.19 +2.06
Lowes 25.68 +.62 NikeB 97.46 +1.03 ProUSSIvrs 15.81 -1.39 SJuanB 22.96 +.00
NobleCorp 30.72 +.06 PrUShCrders38.18 -.12 SandRdge 8.22 +.13
NobleEn 96.03 +2.01 ProUIltSGId 20.28 +.17 Sanofi 36.46 +.77
M&TBk 76.94 +1.14 NokiaCp 4.77 +.03 ProUltSIvs 42.19 +2.03 SaraLee 19.00 +.08
MBIA 11.62 +.03 Nordstrm 50.03 +.12 ProUShEuro 20.26 -.09 Schlmbrg 67.41 +.37
MDU Res 2157 +.36 NorflkSo 72.85 +1.07 ProctGam 66.97 +.43 Sdichwab 11.30 +.07
MEMC 3.92 +.07 NoestUt 36.24 +.40 ProgrssEn 56.23 +.33 SeadrillLtd 33.27 +.32
MFAFnd 6.76 +.03 NorthropG 58.89 +.76 ProgsvCp 19.58 +.23 SealAir 17.06 +.20
MCR 9.16 -.01 Novaris 56.84 +.07 ProUSR2Krs38.16 -.77 Sensient 38.56 +.78
MGIC 3.55 -09 NSTAR 47.21 +53 Pruden 50.31 +81 ShawGrp 26.90 +59
MGMRsts 10.25 +.16 Nucor 39.59 +.03 PSEG 32.94 +.42 SiderurNac 8.07 +.16
Macquarie 28.15 +.66 NvlMO 1489 +01 PubSrg 135.20 +1.26 SilvWhtg 28.48 +.83
Macys 32.49 -.18 NvMulSI&G 7.90 +.07 PulteGrp 6.31 +.36 SilvrcpMg 6.24 +.24
MageMPtr 68.97 +1.50 NuvQPf2 7.85 +.01 PPrlT 5.14 -.06 SimonProp 129.83 +.80
Magnalgs 32.87 +.45 OGEEngy 56.82 +51 QEP Res 29.23 +.14 Skehers 12.33 -.03
MagHRes 5.33 OcciPet 93.72 +.87 QuanexBId 15.27 +.86 SmithAO 40.88 +1.04
Manitowoc 9.03 +.37 OfficeDpt 2.15 +.01 QuantaSvc 21.58 +.15 SmithfF 24.49 +.25
Manulifeg 10.43 +.26 OfficeMax 434 +.03 Questar 20.02 +.23 Smudcker 78.63 +.27
MarathnOs 29.30 +.47 OldRepub 9.37 +.11 QksilvRes 6.84 +.03 SonyCp 17.68 +.60
MarathPn 33.28 +.14 Olin 19.78 +.18 RPC 18.58 +.25 Sothebys 28.23 -.06
MktVGold 51.20 +1.14 OmegaHt 19.51 +.13 RPM 24.70 +47 Souern 57.46 +.85
MVOilSvn 11410 +96 Omnicom 44.27 +.90 RSCHldgs 18.58 .07 SouthnCo 46.59 +24
MtRus 26.24 -02 ONEOK 86.70 +80 RRadianGrp 2.26 +.06 StnCopper 29.94
MktVJrGId 23.89 +.88 OneokPts 57.94 +.59 Raiohk 9.63 +16 oUno 42.33 08
MkVBrzSC 36.14 +.35 OshkoshCp 21.34 +.13 Ralcorp 86.72 +1.96 SwstAirl 8.60 +.20
MarlntA 29.27 +.12 OwensCorn 28.99 +1.94 RangeRs 62.4 +.68 SwspcEy 32.14 +.9
MarshM 3200 +. 31 OwensIl 1 89 + 8 RJamesFn 31.40 +.75 SpecfraEn 30.85 +09
MStewrt 443 +.3 18.93 +.88 Rayoniers 44.86 +.68 SprintNex 2.31 +.03
M aS 10.70 3 +.830B Raytheon 49.07 +.44 SprottGold 13.72 -.02
McClatchy 2.35 +.07 PG&ECp 41.45 +.60 Rltyln 35.25 +.19 SPMas 33.52 +.43
McDrmlnt 11.28 +.05 PHH Corp 10.23 +.21 RedHat 41.59 +.59 SP HIthC 34.75 +.25
McDnlds 100.81 +1.23 PNC 58.30 +.82 RegalEnt 12.10 +.22 SPCnSt 32.64 +.17
McGrwH 45.35 +82 PNM Res 18.39 +22 RgcyCtrs 37.76 +.45 SPConsum 39.27 +.40
McKesson 78.28 +1.04 PPG 83.99 +1.20 RegionsFn 4.36 +.12 SP Engy 69.16 +71
McMoRn 14.32 +.43 PPLCorp 29.75 +.06 Renrenn 3.30 ... SPDRFncl 13.07 +.21
Mcahohn 8.64 +6I6 PallCorp .75 +0776 RepubSvc 27.60 +.07 SP Inds 33.96 +.42
MeadJohn 68.64 +.66 PallCorp 57.43 +.77 Revlon 14.88 +.37 SPTech 25.53 +.19
Mehelh 55.36 +.46 PeabdyiotoalE 3.22 -.0617
MedeoHIth 55.43 +.46 PeabdyE 32.50 -.17
Medids 33.29 +.02 Pengrth g 10.57 +.05
Medfnic 38.34 +.91 PennVaRs 25.54 +.34 S S
Merck 37.73 +.30 PennWstg 19.73 +.18
Meritor 5.35 +.06 Penney 35.51 +.17 The remainder of the
MetLife 31.42 +.59 Pentair 33.55 +.63 The remain er of the
MetroPCS 8.24 +.20 PepBoy 11.04 NYSE listings can be
MetroHIth 7.66 +.11 PepsiCo 66.54 +.63 NYSE be
MidAApt 62.87 +.44 Prmian 20.46 +.13 f und on the next page
Midas 9.05 +.24 PetrbrsA 23.20 +.14 found o e
MitsuUFJ 4.15 +.11 Petrobras 24.60 +.11


IA EIA N 5 XCANE1


Name Last Chg


AbdAsPac 7.37 +.09
AbdnEMTel 17.45 +.15
AdmRsc 28.00 +.74
Advenlx .57 +.01
AlexeoRg 6.46 +.30
AlIdNevG 30.55 +.75
AlmadnMg 2.47 +.31
AmAppared .75 -.01
AntaresP 2.18 -.04
Aurizong 4.78 +.11
AvalnRare 2.45 +.08
Bacterin 2.59 +.09


Banro g 3.68 +.26 ClaudeR g 1.34 -.03
BarcUBS36 42.06 -.07 ClghGlbOp 10.55 +.10
BarcGSOil 25.29 +.01 CornerstStr 6.61 +.08
BioTime 5.91 +.24 CrSuiHiY 2.88 -.02
Brigusgrs .94 +.01
CAMACEn .88 +.03
CanoPet .08 +.01 D ourEg 57 +.06
CardiumTh .29 -.01 DeisnMg 1.24 +.02
CelSd .29 -.00 EVLtdDur 15.26 -.08
CFCdag 19.34 +.58 EVMuni2 13.89 +.13
CentGoldg 58.07 +.25 ElephTalk 2.70 -.01
CheniereEn 8.71 -.19 ElswthFd 6.74 +.14
ChiGengM .71 -.04 ExeterRgs 2.55 +.07
ChinaPhH .69 +.01 FTWindEn 7.84 +.03
ChinaShen 1.25 -.06 FrkStPrp 10.07 -.02


GamGIdNR 13.95 +.03
GascoEngy .21
Gastar grs 3.17 +.06
GenMoly 3.00 -.04
GoldResrc 21.16 +.19
GoldenMin 5.61 +.16
GoldStrg 1.59 +.06
GranTrrag 4.72 +.08
GrtBasGg .90 -.02
GtPanSilvg 1.96 +.12
Hemisphrx .20 -.00
ImpOilgs 43.98 +.79
InovioPhm .43 +.04


IntellgSys 1.50 -.08
Iwer1 a 398+06

KeeganRg 3.75 +.17
KimberRg .87 +.02
LadThalFn 2.55


MAGSlvg 6.31 +.10
MGTCap .07 +.00
MadCatzg .53 -.00
Metalico 3.28 +.01
MdwGoldg 2.10 +.04
Minefndg 10.13 +.33


MinesMgt 2.00 +.09 ParaG&S 2.07 +.01
NTN Buzz .25 -.01 PhrmAth 1.20 -.03
NeoStem .50 -.01 PinDrill 9.64 +.18 SamsO&G 2.19 +.04
Neoprobe 2.61 +.01 PlatGpMet .87 +.03 SeabGldg 16.10 +.52
NBRESe 3.71 +.03 PolyMetg 1.01 -.01 Senesco .25 +.02

Nevsung 5.39 +.06 PyramidOil 4.07 +.07 TanzRyg 2.2 +02
NewEnSys .60 -.03 Quaterrag .54 -.01 Taseko 2.64 +.14
NwGoldg 9.92 +29 Quepasa 3.07 +09 TasmanMg 1.50 +02
NAPallg 2.44 +.04 QuestRMg 2.25 +.03 TrnsafiPet 1.29 +.07
NDynMng 5.77 +.13 RareEleg 3.14 -.07 Travels 41.20 +.09
NthnO&G 23.77 +.38 Rentech 1.32 -.02 TravelC .1620 +.09
N 83 RexahnPh .37 +.02 TriaPet 5.98 +.18
1i9t2 Richmntg 10.50 +.40 UQMTech 1.45 -.01
PalaFnTch .42 Rubicong 3.60 +.22 USGeoth .35 -.02


Univ Insur 3.59 +.09
Ur-Energy .85 +.02
Uranerz 1.89 +.08
UraniumEn 2.97 +.02


VangTotV 43.08 +.50
VantageDrl 1.13 +.01
VirnetX 25.23 +.13
VistaGold 3.04 +.18
VoyagerOG 2.19 +.03
WFAdvlnco 10.21 -.03
WizzardSft .14 -.00
YMBiog 1.58 +.07


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Name Last Chg


AMCNetn 37.26 +.02
APITech 3.15 -.06
ASML HId 42.25 +.80
ATP O&G 7.07 -.15
AVI Bio h .76 +.05
AXT Inc 4.22 +.06
Abraxas 3.35 +.08
AcadaTc 35.90 -.44
Accuray 4.16 +.09
AcmePkt 30.66 -.09
AcfvePw h .64
AcfvsBliz 12.30 +.17
Acxiom 12.30 +.31
AdobeSy 28.31 +.29
Adtran 30.06 +.19
AdvEnld 10.95 +.08
Aegion 14.83 +.42
AEternag 1.52 +.01
Affymax 6.62 +.06
Afymetrix 4.20 +.06
AkamaiT 32.30 +.49
Akorn 11.22 +.08
AlaskCom 2.97 +.06
Alexion s 70.98 +.06
Alexza .80 -.02
AlignTech 24.02 +.29
Alkermes 17.44 +.24
AllosThera 1.39
AllotComm 15.38 -.27
AllscriptH 18.75 +.31
AltairNano .63 -.12
AlteraCp If 37.47 +.23
AlterraCap 23.90 +.25
Amarin 7.23 +.44
Amazon 173.86 -.03
Amedisys 10.66 +.11
ACapAgy 28.28 +.08
AmCapLd 6.88 +.01
AmSupr 3.76 +.04
Amrign 14.22 +.25
Amgen 64.74 +.74
AmkorTIf 4.36 -.04
Amylin 11.57 +.27
Amyris 11.49 -.15
Anlogic 57.76 +.99
Analystlnt 5.62 -.09
Ancestry 23.07 +.11
AngiesL n 15.99 -.40
A123Sys 1.77 -.03
ApolloGrp 54.08 +.82
Apollolnv 6.48 +.03
Applelnc 405.12 +2.48
ApldMatf 10.68 +.07
AMCC 6.70 -.09
Approach 29.89 +.39
ArchCaps 37.32 +.16
ArcfcCat 23.21 +.28
ArdeaBio 17.05 +.05
ArenaPhm 1.91 -.01
AresCap 15.45 +.26
AriadP 12.26 +.01
Ariba Inc 28.57 -.44
ArkBest 19.28 +.45
ArmHId 27.33 +.32
Arris 10.81 +.21
ArubaNet 18.41 +.28
AscenaRb 30.06 +.59
AscentSol h .43 -.02
AsialnfoL 7.83 +.08
AspenTech 17.35 +.09
AssodBanc 11.28 +.18
AstexPhm 1.76 +.10
athenahlth 50.13 +.70
Atmel 8.15 +.05
Aubtbytel h .75 +.01
Autodesk 30.40 +.49
AutoData 54.35 +.55
Auxilium 19.53 +.16
AvagoTch 29.12 +.38
AvanirPhm 1.96 +.02
AvidTch 8.63 +.04
AvisBudg 10.73 +.04
Awareh 2.80 -.10
Axcelis 1.33 +.04


BBCNBcp 9.46 +.17 ColumLabs 2.51 -.07
BEAero 38.73 +.87 Comcast 23.83 +.38
BGCPtrs 5.77 +.10 Comcspd 23.66 +.36
BMCSft 32.61 +.31 CmdVehcl 8.78 +.17
Baidu 114.72 -1.78 CommSys 13.89 +.16
BallardPw 1.14 -.08 CommVIt 43.36 +.45
BeacnRfg 20.26 -.02 CmplGnom 2.88 +.25
BeasleyB 3.00 -.07 Compuwre 8.46 +.13
BebeStrs 8.36 +.07 Comverge 1.21 +.02
BedBath 58.62 +.74 Comverse 6.81 +.06
BioRelLab 15.92 +.22 ConcurTch 51.76 +.81
BioDIvrylf .82 +.04 Conmed 25.72 +.32
Biodel h .56 -.04 ConstantC 23.96 +.84
BioFuelEh .73 -.01 CorinthC 2.15 +.01
Biogenldc 110.64 +.44 CostPlus 9.93 -.02
BioLase 2.48 +.01 Costeo 84.34 +.16
BioMarin 34.06 +.39 CowenGp 2.57
Bionovo rsh .25 +.01 Cree Inc 21.64 +.23
BioSante .51 +.01 Crocs 14.99 +.06
BIkRKelso 8.11 -.05 CrosstexE 12.48 +.02
BlueCoat 25.47 +.03 CrwnMedia 1.16 +.02
BlueNile 40.18 +.76 Crumbwth .12 +.01
BobEvans 34.11 +.50 Ctrip.eom 23.33 +.28
BostPrv 8.07 +.15 CubistPh 39.77 +.07
BreitBurn 19.10 +.23 Curis 4.67 +.11
Brightpnt 10.80 +.29 CypSemi 16.84 +.24
Broadcom 29.44 +.03 CytRxh .29 +.02
BroadSoft 30.37 -.61 Ctori 2.01 +.04
Broadwd h .71 -.01
BrcdeCm 5.30 +.05
BrklneB 8.53 +.16 DeckrsOut 77.69 -6.76
BrukerCp 12.49 +.44 Delcath 3.46 -.03
CAInc 20.16 +.13 Dell Inc 14.76 +.09
CBOE 25.82 -.17 DemandTc 13.21 +.02
CH Robins 70.08 +.53 Dndreon 7.58 +.21
CME Grp 245.32 +2.76 Dennys 3.81 -.01
CTC Media 8.87 +.29 Dentsply 35.30 +.45
CVBFnd 10.20 +.23 Depomed 5.35 +.22
CVDEqp 11.51 -.44 DexCom 9.40 +.86
CadencePh 3.78 +.23 DiamndFlf 31.51 +2.11
Cadence 10.34 +.21 DigitalGen 12.02 +.43
CalAmp 4.16 -.17 DigRiver 15.09 +.15
CdnSolar 2.65 +.06 DirecTVA 42.84 +.19
CapCtyBk 9.66 +.10 DiscCmA 41.00 +.34
CapProd 6.05 +.01 DiscCmC 37.48 -.10
CapFedFn 11.57 +.07 DishNetwk 28.42 +.51
CpstnTrbh 1.18 +.01 DollarTree 84.06 +.16
Cardiomg 2.61 +.38 DonlleyRR 14.44 +.18
Cardtronic 27.38 +.28 DotHillSy 1.35 -.02
CareerEd 7.82 +.29 DrmWksA 16.61 +.04
Carrizo 26.43 +.87 DryShips 2.02 +.01
CarverB rs 8.65 +.50 Dunkin n 25.21 +.65
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Yesterday Pvs Day
Argent 4.3030 4.3000
Australia .9870 .9907
Bahrain .3770 .3770
Brazil 1.8716 1.8753
Britain 1.5395 1.5455
Canada 1.0212 1.0239
Chile 522.00 522.15
China 6.3219 6.3260
Colombia 1941.00 1944.50
Czech Rep 19.91 19.91
Denmark 5.7453 5.7458
Dominican Rep 38.57 38.57
Egypt 6.0310 6.0325
Euro .7729 .7727
Hong Kong 7.7718 7.7742
Hungary 239.86 238.95
India 53.056 53.056
Indnsia 9140.00 9070.00
Israel 3.8059 3.8088
Japan 77.65 77.91
Jordan .7095 .7095
Lebanon 1505.50 1505.50
Malaysia 3.1775 3.1655
Mexico 14.0006 13.9737
N. Zealand 1.2967 1.2996
Norway 6.0034 6.0205
Peru 2.698 2.699
Poland 3.41 3.40
Russia 32.1176 31.8065
Singapore 1.3007 1.2983
So. Africa 8.1874 8.2117
So. Korea 1156.80 1157.30
Sweden 6.9073 6.9099
Switzerlnd .9415 .9424
Taiwan 30.29 30.40
Thailand 31.76 31.59
Turkey 1.9171 1.9185
U.A.E. 3.6731 3.6733
Uruguay 19.8999 19.8999
Venzuel 4.2973 4.2925


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li- Yesterday Pvs Day

Prime Rate 3.25 3.25
Discount Rate 0.75 0.75
Federal Funds Rate .00-.25 .00-.25
Treasuries
3-month 0.01 0.008
6-month 0.05 0.03
5-year 0.88 0.92
10-year 1.90 1.95
30-year 2.90 2.98



FUTURES
Exch Contract Settle Chg
Lt Sweet Crude NYMX Feb 12 99.65 +.29
Corn CBOT Mar12 638 -4V2
Wheat CBOT Mar 12 64514 -6
Soybeans CBOT Mar12 1197 -11
Cattle CME Feb 12 122.35 -.80
Sugar (world) ICE Mar12 23.51 +.38
Orange Juice ICE Mar12 168.55 +.40


SPOT
Yesterday Pvs Day
Gold (troy oz., spot) $1539.90 $1608.90
Silver (troy oz., spot) $2/.2/4 $29.001
Copper (pound) $3.36bb $3.4090
Platinum (troy oz., spot)$1 362.10 $1424.40

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AKSteel .20 2.5 ... 8.15 +.10 -50.2 Microsoft .80 3.1 9 26.02 +.20 -6.8
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Ametek .24 .6 19 41.78 +.50 +6.4 MotrlaMob ......... 38.80 +.05 +33.3
BkofAm .04 .7 ... 5.46 +.18-59.1 NextEraEn 2.20 3.6 15 61.08 +.41 +17.5
CapCtyBk ...... 22 9.66 +.10-23.3 Penney .80 2.3 22 35.51 +.17 +9.9
CntryLink 2.90 7.8 17 37.19 +.52-19.4 PiedmOfc 1.26 7.4 22 17.11 +.09-15.0
Citigrprs .04 .1 7 26.76 +.63-43.4 ProgrssEn 248 44 21 5623 +33+293
CmwREIT 2.00 11.9 23 16.81 +.04-34.1 ProgrssEn 24 4.4 1 56.3 +3+29.3
Disney .60 1.6 15 37.71 +.47 +.5 RegionsFn .04 .9 26 4.36 +12 377
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FordM .20 1.9 5 10.68 +.16-36.4 TimeWarn .94 2.6 14 36.38 +.48 +13.1
GenElec .68 3.8 15 18.07 +.24 -1.2 UniFirst .15 .3 15 57.69 +.83 +4.8
HomeDp 1.16 2.8 18 42.01 +.48 +19.8 VerizonCm 2.00 5.0 16 40.05 +.29 +11.9
Intel .84 3.4 10 24.55 +.33 +16.7 Vodafone 2.10 7.6 ... 27.74 +.33 +4.9
IBM 3.00 1.6 15186.18 +2.19 +26.9 WalMart 1.46 2.4 14 59.99 +.26 +11.2
Lowes .56 2.2 18 25.68 +.62 +2.4 Walgrn .90 2.7 11 33.43 +.15 -14.2
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Allianz Funds C: Eaton Vance I:
AGICGrthC 23.08 +.19 FltgRt 8.80
TargetCt 13.89 +.10 GblMacAbR 9.82
Amer Beacon Insti: LgCapVal 17.25 +.19
LgCaplnst 18.64 +.23 FBR Funds:
Amer Beacon Inv: Focuslnvtn46.40 +.50
LgCaplnv 17.70 +.21 FMI Funds:
Amer Century Adv: LgCapupxdn 15.31 +.03
EqGroAp 21.53 +.25 FPA Funds:
EqincAp 7.30 +.06 Nwlnc 10.65
Amer Century Inv: FPACres 26.81 +.16
AIICapGr 26.59 +.23 Fairholme 23.21 +.17
Balanced 16.01 +.12 Federated A:
DivBnd 10.97 +.01 MidGrStA 33.94 +.35
Eqlnc 7.30 +.07 MuSecA 10.28 +.01
Growthl 24.67 +.24 TDRtBdp 11.36
Heritagel 19.72 +.18 Federated Insti:
IncGro 24.45 +.26 KaufmnR 4.65 +.06
InfAdjBd 12.73 -.02 TotRetBd 11.36
IntDisc 8.88 +.12 StrValDvlSx 4.86 +.03
InfiGrol 9.59 +.13 Fidelity Adv FocT:
NewOpp 7.35 +.09 EnergyT 34.52 +.40
OneChAgx 11.68 -.10 HItCarT 20.98 +.23
OneChMdxll.48 -.02 Fidelity Advisor A:
RealEstl 20.28 +.18 Nwlnsghp 19.79 +.16
Ultra 23.00 +.22 StrlnA 12.06 +.01
Valuelnv 5.68 +.07 Fidelity Advisor C:
American Funds A: Nwlnsghtn 18.77 +.16
AmcpAp 18.87 +.20 Fidelity Advisor I:
AMuDAp 25.93 +.24 EqGrlIn 57.47 +51
BalAp 18.26 +.14 EqIlnn 23.26 +.25
BondAp 12.54 +.02 IntBdlIn 11.44 +.01
CaplBAp 49.21 +.37 Nwlnsgtln 20.03 +.17
CapWGAp 32.10 +.38 Fidelity AdvisorT:
CapWAp 20.43 +.04 BalancT 15.02 +.10
EupacAp 35.06 +.38 DivGrTp 11.40 +.14
FdlnvAp 35.47 +.36 EqGrTp 53.83 +.48
GovtAp 14.40 +.02 EqInT 22.91 +.25
GwthAp 28.78 +.29 GrOppT 35.11 +.33
HITrAp 10.66 +01 HilnAdTp 9.33 +.02
IncoAp 16.78 +.12 IntBdT 11.42 +.01
IntBdAp 13.61 +.01 MulncTp 13.21 +.01
InfiGrlncA p27.36 +.32 OvrseaT 15.00 +.16
ICAAp 27.14 +.30 STFiT 9.24
LtTEBAp 16.15 +.01 StkSelAIICp 17.60 +.19
NEcoAp 23.82 +.22 Fidelity Freedom:
NPerAp 26.14 +.28 FF2010xn 13.10 -.34
NwWrldA 46.04 +.44 FF2010Kx 12.10 -.32
STBFAp 10.08 +01 FF2015xn 10.93 -.28
SmCpAp 33.13 +.33 FF2015Kx 12.13 -.32
TxExAp 12.51 +01 FF2020xn 13.12 -.36
WshAp 28.50 +.30 FF2020Kx 12.43 -.32
Ariel Investments: FF2025xn 10.82 -.29
Apprecx 38.86 +.41 FF2025Kx 12.44 -.32
Arielx 43.20 +.61 FF2030xn 12.84 -.36
Artio Global Funds: FF2030Kx 12.55 -.32
InflEqlr 22.48 +.19 FF2035xn 10.56 -.27
IntEqlllr 9.50 +.08 FF2035Kx 12.54 -.29
Artisan Funds: FF2040xn 7.36 -.19
Inl 19.72 +.22 FF2040Kx 12.57 -.30
IniVal r 25.00 +.26 FF2045xn 8.69 -.22
MidCap 33.11 +.30 Incomexn 11.24 -.11
MidCapVal 19.77 +.18 Fidelity Invest:
SCapVal 14.98 +.22 AIISectEq 11.26 +.11
Baron Funds: AMgr50On 15.01 +.08
Asset 45.95 +.39 AMgr70rn 15.44 +.12
Growth 51.22 +.47 AMgr20rn 12.72 +.03
SmallCap 22.99 +.22 Balancn 18.21 +.12
Bernstein Fds: BalancedK 18.21 +.12
IntDur 13.85 +.01 BlueChGrn 42.57 +.40
DivMu 14.79 +.01 CAMunn 12.39
TxMgdlnD 12.45 +.16 Canadan 49.67 +.64
BlackRock A: CapApn 24.71 +.23
EqtyDiv 18.20 +.19 CapDevOn 10.22 +.11
GIAIAr 18.15 +.13 Cplncrn 8.66 +.01
HiYlnvA 7.39 +.01 ChinaRgr 25.27 +.11
InDOpAp 28.07 +.35 CngS 465.09
BlackRock B&C: CTMunrn 11.85 +.01
GIAICt 16.92 +.13 Contran 67.70 +.57
BlackRock Instl: ContraK 67.65 +.57
BaVMI 24.45 +.30 CnvScfn 22.78 +.11
EquityDv 18.23 +18 DisEqn 21.61 +.24
GIbAllocr 18.23 +.14 DiscEqF 21.58 +.24
Brinson Funds Y: Divlntin 25.44 +.27
HiYddlY 5.92 DivrslntKr 25.40 +.27
BruceFundx 378.08 ... DivSkOn 14.83 +.17
Buffalo Funds: DivGth n 25.89 +.31
SmCapn 25.16 +.32 EmergAsrn25.21 +.03
CGM Funds: EmrMkn 20.50 +.11
Focus n 25.82 +.25 Eqlncn 41.45 +.45
MutIn 24.50 +.18 EQIIn 17.48 +.19
Realtyn 26.99 +.34 ECapAp 15.38 +19
CRM Funds: Europe 25.35 +.32
MdCpVII 26.60 +.28 Exch 323.88
Calamos Funds: Exportn 20.74 +21
GrwthAp 46.58 +.45 Fideln 31.29 +33
Calvert Invest: Fifty r n 17.53 +.21
Inco p 15.77 FItRateHi r n 9.64 +.01
InfEqAp 12.09 +.13 FrlnOnexn25.99 -.38
SocialAp 27.94 +.19 GNMAn 11.83 +.01
SocBdp 15.76 +.01 GovtInc 10.76 +01
SocEqAp 33.44 +.35 GroCon 81.16 +77
TxFLgp 15.84 +01 Grolncn 18.32 +.24
GrowCoF 81.07 +.77
Cohen & Steers: GrowhCoK 81.09 +.78
RltyShrs 61.05 +56 Gratr 186 +.
ColumbiaClass A: GrStratrn 18.64 +.22
Acornt 26.70 +31 Highlncr n 8.63
DivEqlnc 26.70 +.31 ndepnn 21.71 +.17
DivEqnc 9.46 +.1 nProBdn 12.77 -.03
DivrBd 5.04 IntBdn 1086 +01
DivOpptyA 8.01 +08 ntGovn 10.95 +.01
LgCapGrAt22.57 +.20 InMun 1044 +.01
LgCorQAp 5.70 +.06 InDiscn 27.48 +.27
MdCpGrOp 9.18 +.08 InDSCprn 17.33 +.15
MidCVOpp 7.24 +.09 InvGrBdn 11.67 +.01
PBModAp 10.39 +.05 InvGBn 7.71
TxEAp 13.64 +.02 Japanr 909 +14
SelCommA40.85 +.39 J
FrontierA 9.49 +.11 JpnSm n 8.45 +.19
GlobTech 19.41 +17 LgCapVal 10.11 +.12
Colbiech y1.4 +.1 LatAm 48.70 +.45
ColumbiaClI,T&G: LevCoSln 25.13 +.35
EmMktOpln7.44 +.07 LowPStkn 3575 +.36
Columbia Class Z: LowPriKr 35.72 +.36
Acorn Z 27.63 +.33 Magellnn 63.24 +.68
AcornlntZ 34.11 +.33 MagellanK 63.17 +.68
DivlncoZ 13.68 +.13 MDMurn 11.35
IntBdZ 9.27 MAMunn 12.32 +.01
IntTEBd 10.77 +.01 MegaCpStknlO.14 +.12
LgCapGr 12.06 +.10 MIMunn 12.24 +.02
LgCpldxZ 24.38 +.26 MidCap n 26.76 +.35
MdCpldxZ 10.71 +.14 MNMunn 11.79 +.02
MdCpVIZp 12.87 +.16 MtgSecn 11.16 +.01
ValRestr 44.56 +.45 Munilncn 13.02 +.01
Credit Suisse Comm: NJ Munr n 11.92 +.01
ComRett 8.14 -.03 NwMktrn 15.83 +.01
DFA Funds: NwMilln 29.05 +.31
InDCorEq 9.09 ... NYMunn 13.29
USCorEql nl0.80 +.12 OTCn 54.81 +50
USCorEq2nlO.64 +.13 OhMunn 12.00 +.01
DWS Invest A: 0lOIndex 8.85 +.09
CommAp 16.51 +.19 Ovrsean 26.34 +.32
DWS InvestS: PcBasn 21.29 +.15
CorPlslnc 10.74 +.01 PAMunrn 11.09 +.01
EmMkGrr 14.52 +.12 Puritnn 17.72 +.12
EnhEmMk 9.98 ... PuritanK 17.72 +12
EnhGlbBdr 9.90 +.01 RealEn 27.73 +.24
GIbSmCGr 34.86 +.30 SAIISecEqF11.26 +.11
GlbliThem 20.00 +.23 SCmdtyStrtn8.93 -.02
Gold&Prc 14.87 +.18 SCmdtyStrFn8.95 -.01
GrolncS 16.13 +18 SrEmrgMkt 14.25 +07
HiYldTx 12.17 +.01 SrslntGrw 10.06 +.08
IntTxAMT 11.82 +.01 SerlnGrF 10.08 +09
Intl FdS 36.76 +.52 SrslntVal 8.03 +.10
LgCpFoGr 28.69 +.26 SrlnvGrdF 11.67 +01
LatAmrEq 37.17 +.42 StlntMun 10.81 +01
MgdMuniS 9.07 +.01 STBFn 8.49 +.01
MATFS 14.58 +.02 SmllCpSrn 16.58 +.23
SP500S 16.78 +.18 SCpValur 14.08 +.21
WorldDiv 22.10 +.23 StkSelLCVrn10.33 +.12
Davis Funds A: S.3 SlcACapn24.31 +.27
NYVenA 32.62 +.34 SllSelSmCp 18.12 +.23
Davis Funds B: S.ratlncn 10.80 +.01
NYVenB 31.22 +.32 SfrReRtr 9.20
Davis Funds C: TotalBdn 10.90
NYVenC 31.50 +.33 Trendn 67.11 +.67
Davis FundsV: USBI n 11.77 +.01
NYVenY 32.95 +.35 Utilityn 17.40 +.16
Delaware Invest A: ValStratn 25.14 +.33
Diverlncp 9.14 ... Valuen 63.60 +.83
SMIDCapG 22.27 +.23 Wrldwn 17.35 +.17
TxUSAp 11.59 +.01 Fidelity Selects:
Delaware Invest B: Air n 34.65 +.35
SelGrBt 30.62 +.31 Bankingn 16.12 +.32
Dimensional Fds: Biotchn 85.88 +1.00
EmMCrEqnl7.26 +.18 Brokrn 40.01 +.76
EmMktV 25.76 ... Chemn 95.18 +1.14
IntSmVa 13.33 ... ComEquipn22.13 +.23
LargeCo 9.94 +.11 Compn 54.04 +.55
TAUSCorE2n8.66 +.11 ConDisn 23.19 +.23
USLgVan 19.19 +.24 ConsuFnn 11.12 +.17
USMicron 13.29 +.17 ConStapn 71.65 +.51
USTgdVal 15.43 +.22 CstHon 35.95 +.71
USSmalln 20.65 +.28 DfAern 78.36 +1.01
USSmVa 23.31 +.33 Electrn 44.34 +.45


IntSmCo 13.59 ... Enrgy n 49.26 +.57
EmgMkt 23.57 ... EngSvn 64.52 +.68
Fixdn 10.30 EnvAltEnrnl5.08 +.16
IntGFxlnn 12.90 +.01 FinSvn 48.99 +.87
IntVa 14.44 Goldrn 41.85 +.64
Glb5Fxlncn 10.89 +.01 Healthn 122.50 +1.34
TM USTgtV 20.21 +.28 Insur n 44.58 +.39
2YGIFxdn 10.08 Leisrn 96.88 +.99
DFARIEn 23.19 +.21 Materialn 61.36 +.76
Dodge&Cox: MedDI n 54.99 +.55
Balanced 67.48 +.68 MdEqSysn 25.27 +.30
Income 13.28 +.01 Mulmidn 43.13 +.55
IntStk 29.09 +.44 NtGasn 30.35 +.38
Stock 101.76 +1.35 Pharmn 13.59 +.14
DoubleUne Funds: Retail n 51.60 +.30
TRBdIn 11.12 ... Softwrn 77.79 +.73
TRBdNpn 11.12 ... Techn 86.67 +77
Dreyfus: Telcm n 43.65 +.55
Aprec 40.66 +39 Trans n 49.50 +.53
CTA 11.99 +02 UtilGrn 53.85 +.43
CorVA 22.47 Wirelessn 7.21 +.07
Dreyf 8.48 +.09 Fidelity Spartan:
DryMidr 26.03 +.35 ExtMkInn 35.59 +.44
Dr5001nt 34.51 +.36 5001dxlnvn 44.68 +.47
GNMA 15.97 +.02 5001dxl 44.68 +.47
GrChinaAr 29.63 +.31 InfllnxInvn 29.57 +.37


Here are the 1,000 biggest mutual funds listed on Nasdaq. Tables show the fund name, sell
price or Net Asset Value (NAV) and daily net change.
Name: Name of mutual fund and family
NAV: Net asset value.
Chg: Net change in price of NAV.
Data based on NAVs reported to Lipper by 6 p.m. Eastern.


Name NAV Chg
TotMktlnv n 36.27 +.40
USBondl 11.77 +.01
Fidelity Spart Adv:
5001dxAdvn44.68 +.47
IntAd r n 29.57 +.37
TotMktAd r n36.27 +.39
First Eagle:
GIbIA 45.01 +.27
OverseasA 20.21 +.08
First Investors A
BIChpAp ...
GloblAp 6.01 +.06
GovtAp 11.61 +.02
GrolnAp 14.50 +.16
IncoAp 2.46
MATFAp 12.07 +.01
MITFAp 12.46 +.01
NJTFAp 13.34 +.01
NYTFAp 14.80 +.01
OppA p 27.04 +.34
PATFAp 13.32 +.02
SpSitAp 24.57 +.32
TxExAp 9.96 +.01
TotRtAp 15.32 +.12
ValueBp 7.08 +.07
Forum Funds:
AbsStrlr 11.06
Frank/Temp Frnk A:
AdjUSp 8.84
ALTFAp 11.47 +.01
AZTFAp 11.00 +.01
CallnsAp 12.35 +.01
CA IntAp 11.83 +.01
CalTFAp 7.13 +.01
COTFAp 11.92 +.01
CTTFAp 11.13 +.01
CvtScAp 13.94 +.07
DblTFA 12.03 +.02
DynTchA 28.90 +.29
EqlncAp 16.71 +.16
Fedlntp 12.23 +.01
FedTFAp 12.19 +.02
FLTFAp 11.68 +.01
FoundAlI p 9.87 +.08
GATFAp 12.24 +.01
GoldPrM A 35.95 +.48
GrwthAp 44.77 +.45
HYTFAp 10.27 +.01
HilncA 1.94
IncomAp 2.10 +.01
InsTFAp 12.13 +.01
NYITFp 11.70 +.01
LATFAp 11.66 +.01
LMGvScA 10.40
MDTFAp 11.67 +.01
MATFAp 11.77 +.02
MITFAp 12.07 +.01
MNInsA 12.60 +.02
MOTFAp 12.35 +.01
NJTFAp 12.30 +.01
NYTFAn p 11.84 +.01
NCTFAp 12.52 +.01
OhiolAp 12.67 +.01
ORTFAp 12.19 +.01
PATFAp 10.56 +.01
ReEScAp 14.83 +.14
RisDvAp 34.95 +.36
SMCpGrA 33.91 +.36
Stratlncpx 10.08 -.06
TtlRtnAp 10.26 +.01
USGovAp 6.93
UTIsA p 13.43 +.11i
VATFAp 11.88 +.01
Frank/Tmp Frnk Adv:
GIbBdAdvn 12.38 -.01
IncmeAd 2.08 +.01
Frank/Temp Frnk C:
Incomr t 2.12 +.02
USGvC t 6.89 +.01
Frank/Temp Mtl A&B:
SharesA 19.84 +.18
Frank/Temp Temp A:
DvMktAp 21.15 +.10
ForgnAp 5.88 +.04
GIBdAp 12.41 -.01
GrwthAp 16.24 +.15
WorldAp 13.71 +.12
Frank/Temp Tmp Adv:
GrthAv 16.23 +.16
Frank/Temp Tmp B&C:
DevMktC 20.66 +.10
ForgnC p 5.77 +.04
GIBdCp 12.44 -.01
Franklin Mutual Ser:
QuestA 16.15 +.12
GE Elfun S&S:
S&Sl Inc 11.66
S&S PM 38.85 +.39
GMOTrust:
USTreas 25.00 -.01
GMOTrust III:
Quality 22.12 +.20
GMOTrust IV:
InoGrEq 20.82 +.25
IndtlntrV 18.81 +.27
GMOTrust VI:
EmgMktsr 10.32 +.11
InDCorEq 25.28 +.35
Quality 22.13 +.20
StrFxInc 16.26 +.02
Gabelli Funds:
Asset 47.70 +.57
Gateway Funds:
GatewayA 26.44 +.10
Goldman Sachs A:
MdCVAp 33.51 +.37
Goldman Sachs Inst:
GrOppt 22.15 +.26
HiYield 6.86
HYMuni n 8.50
MidCapV 33.73 +.38
Harbor Funds:
Bond 12.16 +.02
CapAplnst 37.04 +.34
Intlnv t 51.86 +.60
Intl r 52.32 +.61
Hartford Fds A:
CpAppAp 28.87 +.35
DivGthAp 18.95 +.21
IntOpAp 12.79 +.16
Hartford Fds Y:
CapAppl n 28.86 +.35
Hartford HLS IA:
CapApp 37.27 +.44
Div&Gr 19.42 +.22
Advisers 19.38 +.15
TotRetBd 11.62 +.01
Hennessy Funds:
CorGrllOrig
Hussman Funds:
StrTotRetr 12.31 +.03
StrGrowth 12.48 -.04
ICON Fds:
Energy S 18.35 +.21
HIthcareS 14.94 +.16
ISI Funds:
NoAm p 7.92 +.01
IVA Funds:
WldwideAt 15.34 +.12
WldwideIr 15.34 +.13
Invesco Fds Invest:
DivrsDivp 11.94 +.14
Invesco Funds:
Energy 37.72 +.37
Utliies 17.19 +.14
Invesco Funds A:
Chartp 16.06 +.13
CmstkA 15.26 +.19
Constp 21.40 +.20
EqlncA 8.34 +.07
GrlncAp 18.63 +.20
HilncMup 7.71 +.01
HiYldp 4.01 +.01
HYMuA 9.40 +.01
InfiGrow 25.24 +.29
MunilnA 13.34 +.02
PATFA 16.20 +.01
USMortgA 12.98 +.02
Invesco Funds B:
CapDevt 13.03 +.13
MunilnB 13.31 +.01
USMortg 12.91 +.01
Ivy Funds:
AssetSCt 21.55 +.14
AssetStAp 22.18 +.15
AssetStrlr 22.36 +.15
JPMorgan A Class:
CoreBdA 11.87 +.01
JPMorgan C Class:
CoreBdp 11.92 +.01
JP Morgan Insth:
MdCpVal n 23.86 +.26
JPMorgan R C:
CoreBond nil.87 +.01
ShtDurBd 10.96
JPMorgan Select:
USEquityn 9.93 +.10
JPMorgan Sel CIs:
CoreBdn 11.86 +.01
HighYld n 7.66 +.01
lnfrTFBd n 11.28 +.01
ShtDurBd n 10.96
USLCCrPIsni9.79 +.21
JanusT Shrs:
BalancdT 24.48 +.15
ContrarnT 12.34 +.07
EnterprT 58.20 +.56
FIxBndT 10.53 +.01
GlUfeSciTr 24.93 +.24
GIbSel T 9.66 +.11
GITechTr 15.91 +.14
Grw&lncT 29.84 +.31
Janus T 27.36 +.25
OvrseasTr 31.70 +.27
PrkMCVal T 20.26 +.21
ResearchT 28.16 +.29


ShTmBdT 3.05
TwentyT 51.09 +.48
VentureT 52.36 +.56
WrldWTr 39.86 +.47
Jensen Funds:
QualGrthJn26.59 +.31
John Hancock A:
BondAp 15.44 +.01
RgBkA 12.16 +.22
StIlnAp 6.39 +.01
John Hancock B:
StrlncB 6.40 +.02


Name NAV Chg
John Hancock CIl1:
LSAggr 11.27 -.10
LSBalancx 12.22 -.18
LSConsrv 12.60 -.21
LSGrwthx 11.93 -.20
LSModer 12.25 -.20
Keeley Funds:
SmCpValAp 23.27 +.31
Lazard Instl:
EmgMktl 16.79 +.15
Lazard Open:
EmgMkOp 17.19 +.16
Legg Mason A:
CBAgGrp 110.01 +1.09
CBApprp 13.88 +.14
CBLCGrp 20.45 +.19
GCIAIICOp 7.55 +.09
WAHilncAt 5.74
WAMgMup 16.26 +.02
Legg Mason B:
CBLgCGrt 18.70 +.17
Legg Mason C:
CMSplnvp 26.24 +.34
CMValTr px 37.16
Longleaf Partners:
Partnersx 26.77 +.16
SmCapx 25.31 +.32
Loomis Sayles:
LSBondl 13.91 +.04
StrlncC 14.43 +.06
LSBondR 13.85 +.04
SktrlncA 14.34 +.06
Loomis Sayles Inv:
InvGrBdAp 11.92 +.03
InvGrBdY 11.92 +.02
Lord Abbett A:
AffilAp 10.61 +.13
FundlEq 12.14 +.13
BdDebAp 7.63 +.01
ShDurlncAp 4.54
MidCpAp 15.83 +.18
Lord Abbett C:
ShDurlncC t 4.57
Lord Abbett F:
ShtDurlnco 4.54 +.01
MFS Funds A:
MITA 18.74 +.20
MIGA 15.43 +.16
EmGA 41.83 +.41
HilnA 3.36 +.01
MFLA 9.65
TotRA 14.10 +.11
UtilA 17.04 +.15
ValueA 22.48 +.25
MFS Funds B:
MIGBn 13.90 +.15
GvScBn 10.56 +.01
HilnBn 3.36
MulnBn 8.49 +.01
TotRBn 14.09 +.10
MFS Funds I:
ReInT 13.66 +.16
Valuel 22.58 +.26
MFS Funds Insti:
lInnEqn 15.85 +.16
MainStay Funds A:
HiYIdBA 5.79
MainStay Funds B:
ConvBt 14.15 +.07
GovtBt 8.87 +.01
HYIdBBt 5.77 +.01
IncmBldr 16.04 +.11
InDEqB 9.25 +.08
MainStay Funds I:
ICAPSIEq 34.09 +.41
Mairs & Power:
Growthxn 71.25 -.43
Manning&Napier Fds:
WIdOppA 6.61 +.07
Matthews Asian:
AsianGllnv 15.08 +.15
Indialnvr 13.66 -.01
PacTgrlnv 20.40 +.15
MergerFdxnl5.58 -.43
Meridian Funds:
Growth 41.91 +51
Metro West Fds:
TotRetBd 10.36 +.01
TotRtBdl 10.36 +.01
Midas Funds:
Midas Fdt 3.52 +.07
Monetta Funds:
Monettan 13.70 +.14
Morgan Stanley B:
GlobStratB 14.50 +.11
MorganStanley Inst:
InDEql 12.16 +.17
MCapGrl 33.02 +.23
MCapGrPp31.86 +.22
Muhlenkn 51.45 +.41
Munder Funds A:
GwthOppA 25.23 +.21
Munder Funds Y:
MCpCGrYn28.37 +.35
Mutual Series:
BeacnZ 11.67 +.10
GblDiscA 27.15 +.22
GIbDiscC 26.96 +.22
GlbDiscZ 27.47 +.21
QuestZ 16.27 +.11
SharesZ 19.99 +.19
Neuberger&Berm Fds:
Focus 19.02 +.22
Genesis 33.29 +.40
Geneslnst 46.74 +.56
Int r 14.90 +.10
Partner 24.45 +.28
Neuberger&Berm Tr:
Genesis 48.52 +.59
Nicholas Group:
HilncIlxn 9.27 -.16
Nichn 43.82 +.44
Northern Funds:
Bondldx 10.89
HiYFxlnc 7.02
MMIntEqr 8.14
SmCpldx 8.09
Stkldx 15.48
Technly 14.26
Nuveen Cl A:
LtMBAp 11.15
Nuveen Cl Y:
RealEstxn 19.04 +.05
Oak Assoc Fds:
WhitOkSG 37.58 +.34
Oakmark Funds I:
Eqtylncr 27.09 +.21
Globall 19.81 +.12
Intl Ir 16.41 +.11
Oakmark 41.81 +.47
Select 28.07 +.34
Old Westbury Fds:
GlobOpp 6.77 +.01
GIbSMdCap 13.44 +.12
LgCapStrat 8.74 +.08
RealRet 9.26
Oppenheimer A:
AMTFMuex 6.48 +.01
AMTFrNYx 11.46 +.02
CAMuniApx 7.91 +.01
CapApAp 42.95 +.39
CaplncAp 8.53 +.03
ChmplncApx 1.75 +.01
DvMktAp 29.25 +.20
Discp 54.38 +.44
EquityA 8.54 +.09
GlobAp 54.05 +.65
GIbOppA 26.78 +.26
GblStrlncA 4.06
Gold p 34.30 +.85
IlntBdAp 6.19 -.08
LtdTmMux 14.66 +.01
MnStFdA 32.29 +.33
PAMuniApx 10.83 +.02
SenFltRtAx 8.06 +.01
USGvpx 9.62 -.10
Oppenheimer B:
AMTFMux 6.45 +.01
AMTFrNYx 11.47 +.02
CplncB t 8.37 +.03
ChmplncBtx 1.75
EquityB 7.89 +.08
GblStfrlncB 4.08 +.01
Oppenheimer Roch:
LtdNYApx 3.32
RoMuApx 15.97 +.02
RcNtMuAx 6.87 +.01
Oppenheimer Y:
DevMktY 28.91 +20
InfiBdY 6.19 -.08
IntGrowY 25.41 +.33
PIMCO Admin PIMS:
ShtTmAd p 9.68
TotRtAd 10.84 +.01
PIMCO Instl PIMS:
AIAsetAutr 10.00 +.02
AIIAsset 11.51 +.02
ComodRR 6.50 -.03
Divlnc 11.25 +.01
EmgMkCur 9.90
EmMkBd 11.24 +.01
Fltlnc r 8.29
ForBdUnr 10.84 +.05
FrgnBd 10.58 +.03
HiYld 8.98 +.01
InvGrCp 10.33 +.01
LowDu 10.28 +.01
ModDur 10.57 +.01
RealRet 11.40 -.05
RealRtnIl 11.79 -.02
ShortT 9.68
TotRt 10.84 +.01
TRII 10.53 +02
TRIll 9.54 +.01
PIMCO Funds A:
AIIAstAut t 9.94 +.02


ComRRp 6.37 -.04
LwDurA 10.28 +.01
RealRtAp 11.79 -.02
TotRtA 10.84 +.01
PIMCO Funds C:
RealRtCp 11.79 -.02
TotRtC t 10.84 +.01
PIMCO Funds D:
TRtnp 10.84 +.01
PIMCO Funds P:
AstAIIlAuthP 9.99 +.01
TotRtnP 10.84 +.01


Name NAV Chg
Parnassus Funds:
Eqtylncon 26.44 +.25
Perm Port Funds:
Permanent 45.89 +.07
Pioneer Funds A:
BondA p 9.53 +.01
InflValA 17.27 +.28
PionFdAp 38.74 +.39
ValueAp 10.78 +.12
Pioneer Funds B:
HiYIdBt 9.53 +.03
Pioneer Funds C:
HiYIdC t 9.63 +.04
Pioneer FdsY:
CullenVY 17.08 +.17
Price Funds:
Balance 18.95 +.15
BIChipn 38.81 +.34
CABondn 10.99 +.01
CapAppn 20.65 +.13
DivGron 23.44 +.24
EmMktBn 12.73
EmEurp 15.61 +.04
EmMktSn 28.44 +.23
Eqlncn 23.15 +.26
Eqlndexn 34.02 +.36
Europen 13.19 +.20
GNMAn 10.13 +.01
Growthn 31.95 +.27
Gr&lnn 20.00 +.19
HIthScin 32.57 +.35
HiYield n 6.49 +.01
InsDCpG 16.16 +.12
InfiBondn 9.70 +.02
IntDis n 37.09 +.36
Intl G&l 11.45 +.18
IntStksn 12.26 +.15
Japan n 7.23 +.11
LatAm n 38.72 +.50
MDShrtn 5.23
MDBondn 10.70 +.01
MidCapn 52.86 +.54
MCapValn 21.43 +.22
NAmern 31.91 +.29
NAsian 13.91 +.12
NewEran 41.91 +.43
NHorizn 31.11 +.30
NIncn 9.66 +.01
NYBondn 11.42 +.01
OverSSFn 7.28 +.11
PSIncn 15.77 +.09
RealAssetr nl.24 +.11
RealEstn 18.44 +.18
R2010n 15.03 +.10
R2015n 11.58 +.08
R2020n 15.92 +.13
R2025n 11.59 +.10
R2030n 16.56 +.16
R2035n 11.67 +.11
R2040n 16.59 +.17
R2045n 11.05 +.11
SciTecn 25.62 +.20
ShtBdn 4.81
SmCpStkn 31.40 +.38
SmCapVal n34.70 +.50
SpecGrn 16.89 +.18
SpecIlnn 12.30 +.03
TFIncn 10.11 +.01
TxFrH n 10.95 +.01
TxFrSIn 5.67
USTIntn 6.24 +.01
USTLgn 13.69 +.02
VABondn 11.87 +.01
Value n 22.61 +.25
Principal lnv:
LgCGI In 8.91 +.08
LT20201n 11.54 +.09
LT20301n 11.33 +.10
Prudential Fds A:
BlendA 16.47 +.17
HiYldAp 5.36
MuHilncA 9.63 +.01
NatResA 46.12 +.57
UblityA 10.84 +.09
Prudential Fds B:
GrowthB 16.00 +.15
HiYldBt 5.36 +.01
Putnam Funds A:
AmGvAp 9.25 +.01
AZTE 9.19 +.01
ConvSec 18.30 +.07
DvrlnAp 7.31
EqInAp 15.06 +.17
EuEq 16.52 +.21
GeoBalA 12.07 +.08
GIbEqtyp 7.99
GrlInAp 12.74 +.16
GIblHIthA 38.96 +.39
HiYdAp 7.31
HiYld In 5.72 +.01
IncmAp 6.76
IntGrlnp 8.10 +.11
InvAp 12.52
NJTxA p 9.53 +.01
MulDCpGr 48.24 +.55
PATE 9.22 +.01
TxExA p 8.67 +.01
TFInAp 15.10 +.01
TFHYA 11.81 +.02
USGvAp 13.72
GIblUtilA 10.13 +.13
VoyAp 19.52 +.24
Putnam Funds B:
TaxFrlns 15.12 +.02
DvrlnBt 7.25
Eqlnct 14.94 +.17
EuEq 15.88 +.20
GeoBaIB 11.95 +.08
GIbEqt 7.24
GINtRst 16.77
GrlnBt 12.52 +.15
GIblHIthB 31.19 +.32
HiYIdBt 7.30
HYAdBt 5.61 +.01
IncmBt 6.71 +.01
IntGrlnt 8.05 +.11
InfNopt 12.22 +.16
InvBt 11.30
NJTxB t 9.52 +.01
MultCpGr 41.41 +.47
TxExBt 8.67
TFHYBt 11.82 +.01
USGvBt 13.65
GlblUtilB 10.10 +.13
VoyBt 16.46 +.20
RS Funds:
IntGrA 15.39 +.16
LgCAIphaA 38.54 +.39
Value 23.11 +.26
RidgeWorth Funds:
LCGrStkAp 10.11 +.10
Royce Funds:
LwPrSkSvr 14.31 +.22
MicroCapl 14.54 +.19
PennMulr 10.82 +.17
Premierl r 18.58 +.29
TotRetl r 12.75 +.16
ValSvct 10.97 +.18
Russell Funds S:
StratBd 10.87
Rydex Advisor:
NasdaqAdv 13.88 +.10
SSgA Funds:
EmgMkt 17.98 +.16
Schwab Funds:
HIthCare 17.59 +.17
10001nvr 35.51 +.38
S&P Sel 19.65 +.20
SmCpSI 19.12 +.25
TSM Ser 22.71 +.25
Scout Funds:
Inl 27.82 +.26
Selected Funds:
AmShD 39.59 +.40
AmShSp 39.62 +.40
Sentinel Group:
ComSAp 31.19 +.33
Sequoia 146.04 +1.00
Sit Funds:
LrgCpGr 41.87 +.42
SoSunSClnvt 19.44 ...
St FarmAssoc:
Gwth 52.11 +.53
Stratton Funds:
Mulf-Cap 32.72 +.33
RealEstate 27.06 +25
SmCap 50.17 +.61
SunAmerica Funds:
USGvBt 10.23 +.01
TCW Funds:
TotRetBdlx 9.65 -.07
TIAA-CREF Funds:
Bdldxlnst 10.78 +.01
Eqldxlnst 9.54 +.11
Templeton Instit:
ForEqS 16.93 +.13
Third Avenue Fds:
IntlValnstr 14.00 +.10
REVallnstr 20.24 +.17
Valuelnst 40.02 +.25
Thornburg Fds:
IntValAp 23.91 +.10
IncBuildAt 17.90 +.12
IncBuildCp 17.89 +.11
IntValue I 24.43 +.10
LtTMul 14.50
Thrivent Fds A:
HiYld 4.67
Incom 8.73 +.01
Tocqueville Fds:
Goldtn 70.64 +1.32
Transamerica A:
AegonHYBp 8.84 +.02
Flexlncp 8.77 +.01
Turner Funds:
SmlCpGrn 32.34 +.39


Tweedy Browne:
GblValuex 21.78 -.88
US Global Investors:
AIIAm 22.82 +.22
ChinaReg 6.78 -.02
GIbRs 9.28 +.12
Gld&Mtls 12.46 +.23
WdPrcMn 12.92 +.24
USAA Group:
AgvGt 32.29 +.28
CABd 10.43 +.01
CrnstStr 21.09 +.12
GNMA 10.41 +.01


Name NAV Chg
GrTxStr 13.39 +.07
Grwth 14.43 +.15
Gr&lnc 14.58 +.16
IncStk 12.31 +.13
Inco 13.06
Inl 21.55 +.30
NYBd 11.99 +.02
PrecMM 30.70 +.63
SciTech 12.53 +.12
ShtTBnd 9.14 +.01
SmCpStk 13.50 +.17
TxElt 13.30 +.01
TxELT 13.20 +.02
TxESh 10.79 +.01
VABd 11.21 +.01
WIdGr 17.73 +.23
VALIC:
MdCpldx 18.75 +.25
Stkldx 23.43 +.24
Value Line Fd:
LrgCon 17.39 +.18
Vanguard Admiral:
BalAdmln 21.82 +.15
CAITAdmn 11.37 +.01
CALTAdmnil.45 +.01
CpOpAdl n 68.44 +.75
EMAdmr r n 31.72 +.33
Energyn 112.44 +1.22
EqlnAdm n n46.13 +.49
EuroAdmln 51.41 +.70
ExplAdml n 66.76 +.88
ExtdAdm n 39.50 +.50
500Adml n 116.29 +1.24
GNMAAdn 11.06 -.12
GrwAdm n 31.90 +.31
HlthCr n 54.41 +.49
HiYldCp n 5.69 +.01
InfProAdn 27.70 -.04
ITBdAdml n 11.74 +.02
ITsryAdml n 11.68 -.47
lntGrAdm n 51.81 +.54
ITAdmlIn 14.02 +.01
ITGrAdmn 9.97 -.11
LtdTrAdn 11.15
LTGrAdmIln 10.27 -.05
LTAdmln 11.32
MCpAdml n 89.52 +1.01
MorgAdm n 54.39 +.52
MuHYAdmn10.71 +.01
NYLTAdn 11.40 +.01
PrmCap r n 64.25 +.65
PALTAdmn 11.36 +.01
ReitAdmrn 82.51 +.76
STsyAdml n 10.78 -.05
STBdAdmlnO.60 +.01
ShtTrAdn 15.92
STFdAdn 10.84 -.09
STIGrAdn 10.63
SmCAdm n 33.56 +.45
TxMCaprn 62.61 +.69
TUBAdml n 10.99 +.01
TSLkAdm n 31.43 +.35
ValAdml n 20.57 +.24
WellslAdm n55.58 +.28
WellnAdm n54.21 +.44
Windsor n 43.24 +.54
WdsrllAdn 45.96 +.51
Vanguard Fds:
AssetAn 23.98 +.17
CALTn 11.45 +.01
CapOppn 29.64 +.33
Convrt n 11.83 -.31
DivdGron 15.50 +.17
Energy n 59.90 +.66
Eqlnc n 22.01 +.24
Explrn 71.77 +.95
FLLT n 11.79 +.02
GNMAn 11.06 -.12
GlobEqn 15.91 +.18
Grolncn 26.60 +.28
GrthEqn 10.83 +.09
HYCorpn 5.69 +.01
HlthCren 128.97 +1.18
InflaPron 14.10 -.03
IntExplrn 12.73 +.13
IntlGrn 16.29 +.17
InUVal n 26.54 +.32
ITIGraden 9.97 -.11
ITTsryn 11.68 -.47
LifeConn 16.22 -.09
LifeGron 21.13 -.11
Lifelncn 14.13 -.15
LifeModn 19.17 -.16
LTIGraden 10.27 -.05
LTTsryn 13.31 -.48
Morg n 17.55 +.17
MuHYn 10.71 +.01
Mulntn 14.02 +.01
MuLtdn 11.15
MuLongn 11.32
MuShrtn 15.92
NJLTn 11.93 +.01
NYLTn 11.40 +.01
OHLTTEn 12.27 +.01
PALTn 11.36 +.01
PrecMtlsrn 19.21 +.26
PrmcpCorn 13.54 +.14
Prmcprn 61.93 +.62
SelValu r n 18.71 +.23
STARn 18.75 -.18
STIGraden 10.63
STFedn 10.84 -.09
STTsryn 10.78 -.05
StratEqn 18.44 +.21
TgtRe2005nl 1.98 -.30
TgtRetlncn 11.53 -.09
TgRe2010 n22.44 -.50
TgtRe2015nl2.31 -.24
TgRe202On21.71 -.36
TgtRe2025 nl 2.28 -.19
TgRe203O n20.94 -.28
TgtRe2035 nl 2.52 -.16
TgtRe2040 n20.53 -.23
TgtRe2050 n20.44 -.23
TgtRe2045 nl 2.89 -.15
USGron 18.12 +.18
USValuen 10.26 +.11
Wellslyn 22.94 +.11
Well n 31.39 +.26
Wndsrn 12.82 +.16
Wndsll n 25.90 +.29
Vanguard Idx Fds:
DvMklnPl r n87.39 -2.08
MidCplstPl n97.51 +1.09
TotlntAdmr r21.76 +.28
Totlntllnstr n87.01 +1.10
TotlntllP r n 87.02 +1.10
500 n 116.29 +1.23
Balancedn 21.82 +.15
DevMktn 8.46 -.19
EMktn 24.15 +.25
Europe n 22.08 +.30
Extend n 39.49 +.50
Growth n 31.90 +.30
LgCaplxn 23.25 +.24
LTBndn 13.89 +.04
MidCapn 19.73 +.22
Pacific n 9.02 +.13
REITr n 19.34 +.18
SmCap n 33.54 +.44
SmlCpGthn21.58 +.27
SmlCpVIn 15.13 +.22
STBndn 10.60 +.01
TotBndn 10.99 +.01
Totllntl n 13.01 +.16
TotStkn 31.42 +.35
Value n 20.57 +.24
Vanguard Instl Fds:
Ballnstn 21.82 +.15
DevMklnstn 8.39 -.20
Extln n 39.49 +.50
FTAIIWIdl r n77.48 +.98
Grwthlstn 31.90 +.31
InfProlnstn 11.28 -.02
Instldxn 115.53 +1.23
InsPIn 115.53 +1.22
InstTStldxn 28.43 +.31
lnsTStPlus r28.44 +.31
MidCplstn 19.77 +.22
SCInstn 33.55 +.44
TBIstn 10.99 +.01
TSInstn 31.43 +.35
Valuelstn 20.57 +.24
Vanguard Signal:
500Sgl n 96.06 +1.02
GroSig n 29.54 +.29
ITBdSig n 11.74 +.02
MidCpldxn 28.25 +.32
STBdldxn 10.60 +.01
SmCpSig n 30.23 +.40
TotBdSgl n 10.99 +.01
TotStkSgl n 30.33 +.33
Virtus Funds A:
MulSStAp 4.72
Waddell & Reed Adv:
AssetS p 8.43 +.06
CorelnvA 5.72 +.06
DivOppAp 13.94 +.16
DivOppCt 13.80 +.15
Wasatch:
SmCpGr 37.89 +.33
Wells Fargo Adv A:
AstAIlAp 12.06
Wells Fargo Adv C:
AstAIICt 11.63
Wells Fargo Adv:
CmStlnv 18.97 +.22
Opptylnv 36.18 +.39
Wells Fargo Ad Ins:
UlStMulnc 4.81
Wells Fargo Insth:
UItSTMuA 4.81
Western Asset:
Core~lusI 11.10
William Blair N:
GrowthN 10.76 +.12
Yacktman Funds:


Fundpxn 17.57 -.04
Focusedxnl8.83 -.02


Stocks up on new home




deals, job growth hopes


Associated Press


NEW YORK Better
news on home sales and im-
proved prospects for job
growth sent stocks higher on
Wall Street Thursday.
The Dow Jones industrial
average rose 135 points,
nearly making up its 140-
point loss from the day be-
fore. The S&P 500 edged
back into the black for 2011,
with just one more day of
trading left in the year
The four-week average of
unemployment claims fell
to a three-and-a-half-year
low, an indication that hir-
ing could pick up. Also, the
number of Americans who
signed contracts to buy
homes in November rose
more than 7 percent to the
highest level in a year and a
half, according to the Na-
tional Association of Real-
tors.
Quincy Krosby, Pruden-
tial Financial's market
strategist, said the reports
were encouraging signals
for the economy going into
2012.
"The correlation between
jobs and housing has been
crystal-clear this year,"
Krosby said. "Parts of the
country where jobs are
more plentiful are the ones
where the housing market
has held up."
Krosby said the correla-
tion has become more pro-
nounced after the real
estate bust, when lenders
became reluctant to even
consider customers for a
mortgage unless they held
jobs. She said it's a notice-
able trend in many cities na-
tionwide.
For instance, Boston's 1.1
percent drop in home prices
since last year was one of
the lowest among metro
areas tracked by S&P/Case-
Shiller index. The city's un-
employment rate is 6.2


Market watch
Dec. 29,2011

Dow Jones +135.63
industrials 12,287.04

Nasdaq +23.76
composite 2,613.74

Standard & +13.38
Poor's 500 1,263.02

Russell +9.77
2000 744.98

NYSE diary
Advanced: 2,390

Declined: 652

Unchanged: 94

Volume: 2.2 b

Nasdaq diary
Advanced: 1,881

Declined: 718

Unchanged: 106

Volume: 1.0 b
AP

percent, much lower than
the national average of 8.6
percent.
The positive housing
news sent the stocks of
home builders sharply
higher. Masco Corp. soared
8.4 percent, the most in the
S&P 500. PulteGroup Inc.
rose 6 percent and Lennar
Corp. gained 4.6 percent.
The Dow closed at
12,287.04, a gain of 135.63
points, or 1.1 percent. For
the year, the Dow is up 709
points, or 6 percent.
The S&P 500 rose 13.38
points, or 1.07 percent, to
1,263.02. That's just 5 points
above where the index
started the year.
The technology-heavy
Nasdaq composite rose
23.76 points, or 0.92 percent,
to 2,613.74. The index if
down 39 points for the year.
Trading was very light as
investors get ready to close
the books on 2011. Markets
will be closed Monday in ob-
servance of New Year's Day,
which falls on Sunday


Volume on the New York
Stock Exchange was 2 bil-
lion shares, less than half of
its recent average. Gaining
stocks led losing ones four-
to-one.
The euro fell to its lowest
level against the dollar in
more than a year and its
lowest against the Japanese
yen in a decade. The euro
went as low as $1.28 versus
the dollar, its weakest since
September 2010.
Investors continued to be
worried that Italy's 10-year
borrowing rate remains un-
comfortably close to 7 per-
cent, a level that economists
consider unsustainable.
Greece, Ireland and Portu-
gal all had to seek relief
from their creditors after
their 10-year bond yields
rose above 7 percent.
Italy paid 6.98 percent on
a 10-year bond auction
where it raised $3.3 billion.
That's lower than the 7.56
percent it had to pay at an
equivalent auction last
month, but not low enough
to assuage investors. Italy's
new premier said his gov-
ernment has more to do be-
fore it convinces financial
markets it can manage the
heavy debts that have made
it the focus of the euro zone
crisis.
In other corporate news:
Chesapeake Midstream
Partners rose 5 percent
after the natural gas sys-
tems operator agreed to ac-
quire Chesapeake Energy
Corp.'s pipeline business.
Hill International Inc.
rose 3 percent after the con-
struction management com-
pany was awarded a $3.3
million contract to build a
new stadium in Iraq.
Sears Holdings Corp.
fell 1 percent as investors
worried over the fate of the
retailer, two days after it
said it was closing over 100
stores nationwide.


= Business HIGHLIGHTS


US job market ends Fixed rates end year

year in better shape above record lows


WASHINGTON- Fixed
mortgage rates rose slightly this
week off their record lows. The
year ends much like it began,
with few people able to take ad-
vantage of the best rates in
history.
Freddie Mac said Thursday
that the average on the 30-year
home loan increased to 3.95
percent from 3.91 percent. Last
week's rate was the lowest av-
erage on records dating to the
1950s.
The average on the 15-year
fixed mortgage rose to 3.24
percent. That's up from 3.21
percent, also a record low.
Rates have been below 5
percent for all but two weeks in
2011. Even so, this year is
shaping up to be one of the
worst ever for home sales.

Eurozone faces

hurdles in 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany-
After a turbulent 2011, the 17
countries that use the euro will
be quickly confronted in the
new year with major hurdles to
solving their government debt
crisis, just as the eurozone
economy is expected to sink
back into recession.
With government finances
under pressure as growth
wanes, the eurozone will find it
even more difficult to shore up
shaky banks and reduce the
high borrowing costs that
threaten Italy and Spain with fi-
nancial ruin.
As early as the second full
week of January, bond auctions
in which Italy and Spain need to
borrow big chunks of cash will
start showing whether the euro-
zone is finally getting a grip on
the 2-year-old crisis.


BP money buys

Xmas lights, jingles

PANAMA CITY BEACH -
Sports towels and fleece blan-
kets. A poker tournament. A $1
million Christmas display. A
prom for senior citizens. BP gas
card giveaways. A"most de-
serving mom" contest. And ad-
vertising, lots of advertising.
Florida Panhandle officials
made the mix of eyebrow-rais-
ing purchases with $30 million
BP gave them earlier this year
to help tourism recover from
2010's disastrous Gulf oil spill.
The money allowed seven
area tourism bureaus to try pro-
motions they could never have
afforded otherwise, and it has
propelled the Panhandle's visi-
tor counts to record numbers
this year, following a disastrous
season right after the spill. The
question now is what happens
when the BP money dries up,
most likely next April. The
grants doubled and tripled the
tourism-promotion budgets in
these Panhandle counties, and
officials worry the boost in visi-
tors may prove fleeting.

2011 'best holiday

ever' for Kindle

SEATTLE- Online retailer
Amazon says 2011 was the
best holiday ever for its Kindle-
brand e-readers and tablet
computers.
Amazon.com Inc. said Thurs-
day that people bought more
than 1 million Kindles each
week in December.
The company has never re-
leased specific sales figures for
the Kindle. Since the launch of
the first Kindle in 2007, this
franchise has grown to include
several e-readers and the Kin-
dle Fire tablet.
From wire reports


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Name Last Chg
SP UIl 36.24 +.28
StdPac 3.19 +.15
Standex 35.06 +.05
StanBlkDk 68.33 +1.99
StarwdHf 48.52 +.44
StateStr 40.78 +.66
Steris 29.85 +.50
Sterlite 6.85 +.12
S llwtrM 10.06 -.07
Stryker 49.59 +.28
SturmRug 33.87 +.54
SubPpne 47.73 +.46
SunCmts 36.57 +.25
Suncorgs 28.55 +.67
Sunooo 40.70 +.27
SunstnHUl 7.99 +.18
Suntech 2.12 -.04
SunTrst 17.72 +.53
SupEnrgy 28.47 +.35
Supvalu 8.04 -.03
SwERCmTR 8.50 +.01
Synovus 1.45 +.06
Sysco 29.51 +.21
TCFFncI 10.46 +.27
TE Connect 31.12 +.63
TECO 19.26 +.27
TJX 65.38 +.54
TRWAuto 32.31 +.68
TaiwSemi 13.02 +.10
TalismEg 12.36 +.40


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TeckRes g
TelcmNZs
TelefEsp s
TelMexL
Templelnld
TempurP
Tenaris
TenetHIth
Teradata
Teradyn
Terex
TerraNitro
Tesoro
TetraTech
Texinst
Textron
Theragen
ThermoFis
ThmBet
ThomCrkg
3MCo
Tiffany
TW Cable
TimeWarn
Timken
TitanMet
TollBros
TorchEngy
Trdichmrk s
TorDBkg
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WASHINGTON The long-
suffering job market is ending
the year better off than it began.
The number of people apply-
ing for unemployment benefits
each week has dropped by 10
percent since January. The un-
employment rate, 8.6 percent in
November, is at its lowest level
in nearly three years.
Factory output is rising, busi-
ness owners say they're more
optimistic about hiring, and con-
sumer confidence has jumped
to its highest level since April.
Even the beleaguered housing
market is looking slightly better.
On Thursday, the Labor De-
partment said the number of
people applying for unemploy-
ment benefits last week rose
15,000 to 381,000. But the four-
week average, a less volatile
measure, dropped to 375,000
- the lowest level since June
2008.

Contract signing

for homes up in Nov.

WASHINGTON The num-
ber of Americans who signed
contracts to buy homes in No-
vember rose to the highest
level in a year and a half.
The best reading on pending
homes sales since a federal
home-buying tax credit expired
appeared to encourage traders
on Wall Street.
Still, the National Association
of Realtors cautioned that a
growing number of buyers are
canceling their contracts at the
last minute, making the gauge
less reliable.
The Realtors group said
Thursday that its index of sales
agreements jumped 7.3 per-
cent last month to a reading of
100.1.


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"Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind
is bound to lead to confusion and
unhappiness."
James Thurber, 1894-1961


CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE


CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE

EDITORIAL BOARD
Gerry Mulligan............. .................. publisher
Charlie Brennan ............... .................. editor
Mike Arnold ............. .................. HR director
Sandra Frederick....................... managing editor
Curt Ebitz................ .............citizen member
Founded Mac Harris ................ ...........citizen member
by Albert M.
Williamson Rebecca Martin ...........................guest member
"You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose."
David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus


STIRRING THE POT





Accusations




tear at fabric



of hospital


udos go out to the Cit-
rus County Hospital
Board of Trustees,
which voted to release a
$68,371 payment for charity
care to Citrus Memorial Health


System despite
being advised by
its attorney not to
release the check
until next month.
However, the
trustees' attorney,
Bill Grant, should
be chastised for
playing games
with the money
due the hospital.


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Charity c
Citrus ME

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To be fair, Grant suggested the
board approve the amount, but
withhold payment until Jan. 9
because the trustees could be
on the hook for legal fees due
to a lawsuit against the Citrus
Memorial Health Foundation
alleging Medicare fraud.
Fortunately, the trustees kept
their word and authorized im-
mediate payment.
Grant was out of line and
premature in his assessment of
the situation. Throughout the
process he has hurled accusa-
tions at the foundation to see if
any would stick. These allega-
tions do not help resolve the
governance dispute between
the Board of Trustees which
is the governor-appointed tax-
ing authority for the hospital -
and the foundation, which
leases the hospital and over-
sees day-to-day operations.
The two entities are battling
for control of the hospital.
The accusations, in fact, are
only making things more diffi-


Port concern
The other night I saw a program
that told how drug kings were
using Miami and other ports to
bring drugs into our country. In
addition to all other reasons, we
shouldn't build a port giving the
drug pushers another port of
entry in. It's ridiculous.
Listen to the dog C C


This is a message for
Gerry Mulligan: I suggest
that in the future, if he
doesn't want a mess on
his rug, he should listen to
his dog. Apparently he did
not let the dog stay out
long enough. He needed a
little more time. Next time,
give him more time.
Dogs not welcome


For Christmas, I did most of my
Christmas shopping right here in
Citrus County to keep the money
here in Citrus County. I visited the
flea market, which has several
eating establishments. Within
those eating establishments,
there were people eating, smoking
and they had dogs within the
snack bars, within the restau-
rants. I believe this is in violation
of the Florida statutes. I don't
know why the sheriff's office, the
health department or whoever
doesn't enforce the law. Dogs and
smoking do not belong in the
restaurants. It's against Florida
law and they continue to do it and
it's never enforced. I'd like to
know why it isn't enforced.


cult for the group that ulti-
mately governs the hospital.
The reputation of the hospi-
tal is what suffers most. For the
most part, the general public
does not understand or care to
understand the
legal wrangling
;SUE: behind the scenes.
What county tax-
heck for payers do under-
emorial. stand is the
staggering cost of
INION: the conflict and
laying the damage it has
es. caused to the rep-
utation of the pub-
lic hospital. The
stigma of this battle is borne by
the hospital and staff and will
not go away once a piece of leg-
islation has been ruled on by a
judge and filed away.
Attorney Grant's accusations
erode the confidence the pub-
lic has in the hospital, and if
the trustees do win control of
the hospital their job will be
much harder because it will
take years to restore the public
trust that has been diminished
during this lengthy, nasty
battle.
It is time to put down the
swords and start working to-
ward rebuilding the hospital
and its reputation. Citrus Me-
morial continues to provide a
high level of service and wins
national awards for its care.
Even though the legal battle
has been long and arduous, the
staff has remained above the
fray. Let's hope the damage in-
flicted by careless words is not
so great that it becomes
permanent.


Parade ran smoothly
Citrus County or Crystal River
... (and) the sheriff's department
should take notice how they han-
dled the parade in Dunnellon. It
went off so smoothly. Traffic was
minimal. As soon as the parade
was done, we could leave and get


on the main roads in
five minutes or less,
even on busy U.S. 41.
Yet the Crystal River pa-
rade took 45 minutes
and they wouldn't even
let you on (U.S.) 19. It
was ridiculous. They re-
ally need to take some
lessons from the Dun-
nellon Police Depart-
ment. They did a great
job, great parade. I think
the Chamber did a mar-


velous job and needs to be
commended.
Barking dogs a nuisance
Debbie Marino wrote an excel-
lent article concerning keeping
dogs quiet. It should be distrib-
uted to every home, in case they
don't read the Chronicle. Barking
dogs are the result of selfish, in-
considerate neighbors. If they
are up at 6 a.m., out goes the
barking dog. One loud bark is all
you need. They couldn't care if a
neighbor hasn't slept because of
illness or another matter. We
have this kind of neighbor. Put-
ting them on five acres of land,
letting them listen to a dog bark
day and night, is one thing we
desire.


The dark side of Ron Paul


DOUGLAS COHN
AND ELEANOR CLIFT
WASHINGTON
he Republican nominating
contest has fallen into what
by now is a familiar pattern.
Each time a candidate rises in the
polls, he or she is quickly demol-
ished as various revelations come
to light. Pizza king Herman Cain
held top billing for a handful of
weeks until a woman stepped for-
ward to claim she had a 13-year
relationship with him, and his
protestations that she was a friend
didn't stop his slide in the polls.
Former House Speaker Newt
Gingrich is having his turn in the
barrel. His divorce from his first
wife is getting new scrutiny, and
a torrent of negative ads about his
record, his policy positions, and
his temperament are filling the
air waves in Iowa. From declar-
ing earlier this month that he was
the likely GOP nominee, Gingrich
now says he is unlikely to win the
Iowa caucuses and would settle
for being among the top three or
four finishers.
The candidate whose fortunes
are ascendant in Iowa is Ron
Paul, whose libertarian views
have won him a substantial fol-
lowing across the Republican
spectrum from senior citizens to
young people. They like his indi-
vidualism, and his opposition to
potential military action against
Iran sets him apart from the
other GOP contenders. Paul has
run for president before, both as
a Republican and in 1984, as the


Other VOICES


Libertarian Party's standard
bearer against President Reagan.
Virtually no one thinks the 70-
something Paul will be the GOP's
nominee, and that's why until
very recently he didn't get much
scrutiny, or much media atten-
tion. He was treated more like the
crazy uncle in the race than a se-
rious candidate. That has now
changed in the light of polls which
suggest he could win the Iowa
caucus. But some of the stands he
has taken, along with various
writings that bear his name, have
transformed his image from that
of a crotchety idealist to someone
who has a very dark side.
During the 1990s, Paul put out
a newsletter that contained some
disturbing articles published
under his name. They have been
fairly labeled in the media as
white supremacist views. And
while Paul says he didn't write
the newsletters, and that he does-
n't support those views, he has re-
fused to denounce those who do
- explaining that he doesn't
want to denounce anybody
For anyone to stoutly refuse to
condemn the perpetrators of
white supremacy puts Paul in a
category of his own as the worst
of the worst. Cain's problems with
women and Gingrich's slippery
ethics pale next to the fact that
Paul finds it acceptable to stoke
racism. While he says that he per-
sonally does not embrace those
views, he is giving aid and com-


fort to those who do, and sending
certain signals to voters about
where he stands.
Paul's success so far in the pri-
maries has given libertarians a
rare opportunity to fully explain
their philosophy The tinge of
racism that has now been intro-
duced prompted the founder of
the Cato Institute, a libertarian
think tank in Washington, to call
the views expressed in the Paul
newsletters "abhorrent" and to
"wish Ron would condemn these
fringe things that float around ...
I don't believe he believes any of
that stuff."
The question now is whether
Iowa voters will react with the
same disdain to Paul's alliance
with white supremacist views as
they did to Cain's womanizing, or
Gingrich's ethics violations. And
if the voters find these views dis-
turbing, will that force a collapse
in Paul's support, and where will
those voters go? Mitt Romney,
who is not beloved, but who is
scandal-free, could be the benefi-
ciary Or maybe Rick Santorum,
who hasn't had his 15 minutes,
could benefit. Either way, Iowa
voters will send a strong message.
Whether it's the one they intend,
we'll have to wait and see.

Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift
author the Washington Merry-
Go-Round column, founded in
1932 by Drew Pearson.


SLETTERS to the Editor


Don't sell public lands
Our currently elected Legisla-
ture cut water management dis-
trict funding by almost 50
percent and the citizen boards
for the water management dis-
tricts have been eliminated and
the Legislature has given itself
the power to manage these dis-
tricts. How scary is that! Heaven
help us and may the good Lord
protect us. These people are
now going to have control of the
water resources of the state of
Florida.
These are the same people
and body of government have
has given us Bo's Bridge (cur-
rently past due on $90 million in
bonds), an "educational" air
plane hangar and the Tallahas-
see Taj Mahal just to name a
few. The attitude of quid pro quo
for these politicians' pet projects
has got to stop use those
monies to protect our lands and
water resources instead.
These properties are public
assets and should not be sold -
in good times or bad and es-
pecially not in today's market.
These are not five-acres mini-
farms that John Q. Public will
purchase. They will be large
tracts of land whose purchasers
will likely be large development
corporations, large cattle corpo-
rations and large agri-business
corporations. These are the very
same entities that have played a
large role in the demise of the
Everglades.
Our currently elected Legisla-
ture has virtually overturned the
state's growth-management laws.
Next they will commercialize and
sell the water resources of the
state of Florida. Heaven help us!
Finally, it will be up to the 13-
member governing board to
make the final decision on these
lands. The Florida Constitution
(amended in 1998-Amendment 5)
says that a two-thirds majority of
the members of the governing
board must approve the disposal


of these properties. HopE
least five of them will ha'
integrity and guts to just
Go to www.watermatter
surplus lands and say "no
sale. Also, visit www.florid
conservationcoalition.org
join. This is a powerful grm
is attempting to undo all ti
wrong our currently elect
cials have done in the last
Sally I


Defy the distr
The Chassahowitzka R
designated an Outstandii
Florida Waterway by the
ment of Environmental P
tion under Section 403.06
worthy of special protect
cause of its natural attrib
OFWs have special restri
on any new activities tha


fully at
ve the
cqirv nnf


lower water quality or otherwise
degrade them.
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District wrote in
2010 that because of its pristine,
natural condition, the Chassa-
howitzka River is one of the
more scenic rivers in Florida.
The five-mile-long river is home
to bald eagles and a refuge for
West Indian manatees. In 1990,
the district began acquiring
lands that now make up the
Chassahowitzka Riverine
Swamp Sanctuary Today, the
sanctuary is made up of about
5,676 acres of land.
The district is directed by
Florida state law to protect and
preserve water resources, in-
cluding managing and protecting
natural systems -rivers, lakes,
wetlands and associated up-
lands. Water district funding
comes from ad-valorem property
taxes, along with state and fed-
eral funding, such as the Florida
Forever program.
The district wants to sell lands
to make up for a budget cut -
lands that were paid for by pub-
lic taxes, but could be snapped
up for private development.


say no If your company loses 44 per-
s.org/ cent of its budget and you hope
"to this to keep it alive, you don't sell off
[a your property and equipment.
and You cut expenses, including lay-
'up who ing off employees. You hate to,
he but you must. Instead of selling
ed offi- off our natural heritage, we need
session. to reduce the size of bloated,
McDavid self-serving government agen-
Lecanto cies. Leave our rivers, streams
and forests alone.
ict Please attend the district's
public hearing and let your voice
river is be heard. The river cannot
ng speak for itself. Show govern-
Depart- ment it is accountable to the
?rotec- public, and will not be allowed
61(27) as to play fast and reckless with our
ion be- taxes and natural resources.
)utes.
ictions Kathy Schneider
t would Homosassa


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EXPLORE
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spacecraft failed to reach
orbit after liftoff aboard an
Orbital Sciences' Taurus XL
rocket on March 4 from Van-
denbergAir Force Base, Calif
* On June 10, LSP was back
on track with the launch of
NASAs Aquarius/SAC-D ob-
servatory aboard a United
Launch Alliance Delta II
rocket. The international
satellite lifted off from Van-



CENTER
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multi-purpose spaceport,
supporting research and de-
velopment aboard the space
station and serving different
types of missions, rockets,
and spacecraft, both govern-
mental and commercial.
Leading up to the closure
of the shuttle program,
thousands of workers lost
their jobs in Florida and
other areas around the na-
tion supporting the space
program.
As NASAs prime launch
complex responsible for
sending humans and pay-
loads to space, Kennedy
teams were involved in
launching nine missions
this year: six on expendable
launch vehicles and the last
three space shuttle flights
ever
The first of the final three
shuttle flights started on
Feb. 24 with Discovery's
STS-133 mission roaring off



STORE
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the typical full-line store em-
ploys about 40 to 80
associates."
Dr George Kaplan, an op-
tometrist who practices at
Suncoast Eye Center in Crys-
tal River and Sears Optical
inside the mall, said during a
telephone interview Thurs-
day he was sad to hear the
news and hoped it was not
"an omen of things to happen
over there."
Nevertheless, he said he
wanted his patients to know
that even with the store clos-
ing, he will continue to prac-
tice in Citrus County
"I want to assure my pa-
tients that I'm not going any-
where," he said.
Jenny Arcadipane, who
with her husband, Angelo,



STORIES
Continued from Page Al

Casey Anthony on charges of
murdering her 2-year-old
daughter Caylee captured
the attention of the nation
during the summer National
television shows provided
hourly updates and round-
the-clock commentary on
the criminal proceedings,
and Orlando's local televi-
sion stations broadcast the
trial live gavel-to-gavel.
4. PENSION PLANS -
Shortly after he became
governor in January, Scott
pushed to shut down the
main pension plan to new
state employees, and he
wanted public employees to
contribute 5 percent of their
salary to help cover pension
costs. Legislators instead
settled for a 3 percent con-
tribution rate that public
employee unions are now
challenging in the courts.
5. OIL SPILL After a
disastrous tourism season
following the Gulf oil spill in
2010, tourism along
Florida's Gulf Coast re-
bounded to record levels.
Local tourism boards were
aided by millions of dollars
in BP money that allowed
them to try promotions they
had never done before. In
some Panhandle counties,


visitor counts were up by 20
percent.
6. PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS Even though
Florida is regarded as
"ground zero" for the na-
tion's prescription drug
problem, Scott had his
doubts about a state pre-
scription drug tracking sys-
tem aimed at closing down
"pill mills" that sell
painkillers and other med-
ications to drug dealers and
addicts. He took office want-
ing the drug database
scrapped, but he later re-
lented after facing opposi-
tion from Florida Attorney


STATE/LOCAL


denberg Air Force Base,
carrying the agency-built
Aquarius instrument that
will measure the saltiness of
Earth's oceans to advance
our understanding of the
global water cycle in order
to improve climate fore-
casts.
LSP turned its attention
to deep space with its next
launch. On Aug. 5, NASAs
Juno spacecraft launched
atop a United Launch Al-
liance Atlas V rocket from
Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station bound for Jupiter


Launch Pad 39A. The shut-
tle and its six astronauts de-
livered to the ISS the last
pressurized U.S. segment
called the Permanent Mul-
tipurpose Module. Discov-
ery, the longest-serving
veteran of NASAs space
shuttle fleet, landed at
Kennedy's Shuttle Landing
Facility on March 9, com-
pleting a total of 39 missions
since 1984.
Space shuttle Endeav-
our's final flight, the STS-
134 mission, originally was
scheduled to launch in late
April. It was a high-profile
launch, not only because it
was the second to last shut-
tle mission, but because the
wife of Endeavour Com-
mander Mark Kelly, Arizona
Representative Gabrielle
Giffords, and President
Obama and the first family
were in attendance.
But an electrical wiring
issue kept Endeavour on
Launch Pad 39A until May
16, when the shuttle and its
six-astronaut crew lifted off
to deliver the Alpha Mag-


owns FS Music across from
Radio Shack in the mall, ex-
pressed disappointment over
the news Thursday
"It's sad when you hear
something like that," she
said. "You never want to see
that happen."
Arcadipane said she first
heard about the store's clos-
ing on the news. After hear-
ing about retailers seeing a 17
percent increase in online
sales during the holiday sea-
son, in the next breath was
the announcement of the
store closures, she said.
People need to shop local
and inside the brick-and-
mortar storefronts, Arcadi-
pane added. She, for one,
said she always made it a
point to shop at both Sears
and Kmart
"It actually hurts local
business. You're really not
helping anybody when you
shop online," she said.


General Pam Bondi and
some state lawmakers. The
system started operating in
September
7. HAZING DEATH -
The beating death of
Florida A&M University
drum major Robert Cham-
pion after a November foot-
ball game revealed a
culture of hazing at the Tal-
lahassee-based school and
created a public awareness
of hazing rituals at schools
around the nation. In the
wake of Champion's death,
FAMU President James
Ammons repelled two at-
tempts to put him on ad-
ministrative leave. Band


After its five-year flight,
Juno will look deep beneath
the planet's swirling curtain
of clouds to find out what
lies beneath.
A United Launch Al-
liance Delta II rocket suc-
cessfully sent NASAs twin
moon-bound Gravity Recov-
ery and Interior Laboratory
(GRAIL) spacecraft on their
way on Sept 10. After arriv-
ing next week on New
Year's weekend, the two
solar-powered spacecraft
will fly in tandem orbits
around the moon to meas-


netic Spectrometer-2 (AMS)
and critical supplies to the
space station. NASAs
youngest shuttle returned to
Kennedy on June 1, com-
pleting its 25th and final
mission.
Millions of people flocked
to the state to see the launch
of Shuttle Atlantis for the
final time on July 8.
The STS-135 mission
launched from Pad 39A at
11:29 a.m. on July 8 carrying
the Raffaello multi-purpose
logistics module full of sup-
plies, experiments and key
spare parts for the space
station. On July 21 at 5:57
a.m., Atlantis touched down
at Kennedy's Shuttle Land-
ing Facility, concluding 30
years of storied space shut-
tle missions. The Space
Shuttle Program officially
ended on Aug. 30.
And instead of preparing
shuttles for space flights,
technicians now are prepar-
ing them for public display
On April 12, the 30th an-
niversary of the first shuttle
launch, NASA announced


John Siefert, executive di-
rector of the Citrus County
Economic Development
Council, said he was notified
about Sears closing Thurs-
day
"I think it's a real disap-
pointment," he said. "The
store was important to Citrus
County and Crystal River"
However, Siefert stated the
EDC would work with Boxer
Retail, the Dallas-based re-
ceiver that took over manage-
ment of the mall in May, to
attract a new retailer to re-
place Sears. He also said the
EDC will continue to work
with Boxer Retail and the
City of Crystal River on brain-
storming ways to increase
foot traffic in the mall and will
work next week with Work-
force Connection on getting
those facing unemployment
registered with Employ
Florida Marketplace.
John Marlowe, director of


director Julian White was
fired by Ammons, but then
placed on administrative
leave.
8. MERIT PAY Scott
signed into law a merit pay
requirement for new teach-
ers. Once the law goes into
effect in 2014, new teachers
will be given one of four
performance ratings, half of
which will be based on stu-
dent growth on tests. The
ratings will be used in de-
termining pay The law also
got rid of teacher seniority
during layoffs. The
statewide teachers union
has filed a lawsuit claiming
the law is unconstitutional.


.COM




Deal Ends Midnight Sunday Jan. 1


Bu Da &Pin eriict
:only at


ure its gravity field and an-
swer longstanding questions
about the moon and how
Earth and other rocky plan-
ets in the solar system
formed.
On Oct. 28, a Delta II
rocket sent the NPOESS
Preparatory Project (NPP)
spacecraft into Earth orbit
from Vandenberg Air Force
Base. NPP is the first
NASA satellite mission to
address the challenge of
acquiring a wide range of
land, ocean and atmos-
pheric measurements for


where the shuttles would be
displayed: In 2012, NASA
will deliver shuttle Discov-
ery to the Smithsonian in
Virginia; test shuttle Enter-
prise to the Intrepid Sea,
Air and Space Museum in
New York; and shuttle En-
deavour to the California
Science Center in Los Ange-
les. In early 2013, Atlantis,
which is the only space
shuttle NASA is retaining,
will go to the Kennedy
Space Center Visitor
Complex.
The program had five
shuttles: Challenger, Colum-
bia, Atlantis, Discovery and
Endeavour Sadly, two shut-
tles were lost Challenger,
1986, during launch and Co-
lumbia, 2003, during reen-
try In both accidents, the
crews perished.
To learn more about the
space program, visit
http://www. nasa.gov/
kennedy
Chronicle managing edi-
tor can be reached at 352-
564-2930 or sfrederick@
chronicleonline. corn


leasing with Boxer Retail,
said Thursday he had not
been notified yet of the Sears
closing, but knew it was a
possibility
While he, too, said he hates
to see Sears go, he remains
positive the ordeal might
make a better opportunity to
bring new tenants into the
mall.
Laura Byrnes, spokes-
woman for Workforce Con-
nection, which serves Citrus,
Levy and Marion counties,
said once they are notified by
management, Workforce will
certainly offer assistance in
any way they can.
Job seekers should register
on www.EmployFlorida.com.
To find out more about serv-
ices available at Workforce
Connection, go to www.clm-
workforce.com or call toll
free (800) 434-JOBS and
speak to a Workforce
Representative.


9. VOTING BILL-- Scott
signed into law an election
bill that reduces the num-
ber of early voting days,
slaps new requirements on
groups conducting voter
registration drives, requires
voters changing out-of-
county addresses at the
polls to cast provisional bal-
lots and makes it more diffi-
cult to get citizen initiatives
on the ballot. GOP lawmak-


Earth system science while
simultaneously preparing
to address operational re-
quirements for weather
forecasting.
LSP ended its 2011
launch schedule by send-
ing the most sophisticated
robotic explorer ever built
to another planet. On Nov.
26, an Atlas V rocket
launched NASAs Mars Sci-
ence Laboratory (MSL),
which carries a car-sized
rover named Curiosity,
from Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station. Curiosity is


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 A9

scheduled to arrive at Mars
in August 2012 and begin
two years of study with its
10 science instruments to
search for evidence about
whether the Red Planet
has had environments fa-
vorable for microbial life,
including the chemical in-
gredients for life. The
unique rover will use a
laser to look inside rocks
and release the gasses so
that its spectrometer can
analyze and send the data
back to Earth.
Information provided by NASA


HOSPITAL Voters could
Continued from PageAl get a say on


determining the most
"cost-effective" way to pro-
vide hospital care to the
broadest possible popula-
tion, including the poor
The group recommends
changing the hospital dis-
tricts into "indigent care
districts" to focus more on
having tax dollars follow
indigent patients no matter
where they get care, rather
than focusing on paying
certain hospitals to treat
them.
"The goal is to move
from 'How can we help the
hospitals?' to 'How can we
help the patients?'" Cal-
abro said. "When you use
property taxes to support
hospitals, and not indigent
patients, you get unin-
tended consequences."
Like spending those tax
dollars on other things be-
sides the core mission of
treating those poor pa-
tients, Calabro said.
Public hospitals have
said throughout the
process that they do more
than that and Calabro ac-
knowledged that in some
areas in the past, there
wouldn't have been hospi-
tals if not for public hospi-
tal districts. He argued
that's not the case any-
more, however
Operators of public hos-
pitals have chafed at the at-
tempt to compare them in
an apples-to-apples way to
privately run hospitals,
when they have different
missions and provide cer-
tain services that for-profit
hospitals don't do. Some of
those high-cost services
never would be under-
taken by for-profit hospi-
tals, they argue.
Critics have said the gov-
ernor created the panel to
reinforce what he already
believes. Scott, a former
private health care execu-


ers who sponsored the bill
said the changes will pre-
vent voting fraud, but oppo-
nents say it will suppress
turnout of minorities and
others who tend to vote
Democratic.
10. HEALTH CARE
OVERHAUL A federal
judge in Pensacola ruled
that President Barack
Obama's massive health
care overhaul was uncon-


whether taxing
districts should
continue.

tive, has questioned nu-
merous times whether hos-
pital districts are a good
thing, and a Scott
spokesman confirmed in a
story this week in the Palm
Beach Post that Scott al-
ready believes private hos-
pitals are better than
public ones before receiv-
ing the commission's
report.
"The governor believes
that private hospitals are
more efficient and provide
just as much indigent care
as public hospitals, and
they pay taxes rather than
spend taxpayer dollars,"
Scott spokesman Brian
Burgess told the Post
If the panel's recommen-
dations are taken, voters
could get a say on whether
hospital taxing districts
should continue.
"Reapproval of the dis-
tricts' taxing authority
should be voted on by local
referendum in a general
election," the panel says,
adding that it should go be-
fore voters every eight to 12
years.
The panel also says that
such sunset reviews need
to consider what the im-
pact would be on the abil-
ity to finance projects
through the bond market if
potential bond buyers are
aware that a district could
be abolished, leaving no
tax collections to repay
bondholders.
Ultimately, whatever
changes are made will
come from the Legislature,
which has a busy session
coming up, leading Scott to
suggest recently that it may
be that nothing happens on
the issue until 2013.


stitutional, saying the fed-
eral government had over-
stepped its authority to
regulate interstate com-
merce by requiring all
Americans to carry health
insurance. Three other
federal judges have upheld
the law and a fourth has
ruled against it, leaving it
up to the U.S. Supreme
Court to determine its
constitutionality.


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aton BRIEFSHangover cure? No such luck, experts say
In-flight snack Hangover cure? No such luck, experts say


Associated Press
A sea gull snags a cracker
out of a passenger's hand
Dec. 21 aboard a ferry as it
crosses Galveston Bay in
Galveston, Texas.

Suspected robber
gave bills to kids
BOSTON Boston police
said a woman suspected of
robbing a city bank was
caught a short time later
handing out dollar bills to chil-
dren at a park.
Police said workers at the
Citizens Bank told them a
woman walked into the
branch just after 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, passed a teller a
note demanding money and
warned she had a gun. She
then left with an undisclosed
amount of cash.
A cab driver told police a
fare had told him she just
robbed a bank.
Police found the suspect,
Jasmin Rivera, at the park
handing out money.
Rivera was ordered to un-
dergo a mental health evalua-
tion at her arraignment
Thursday. A doctor told a judge
she has serious mental health
issues. A not guilty plea was
entered on her behalf.

World BRIEFS

Well-wishes


Associated Press
Offerings of incense, flowers
and a maraca sit below a
poster of Argentinian Pres-
ident Cristina Fernandez on
Thursday during a ritual for
good luck in 2012 by Peru-
vian shamans in Lima, Peru.
Fernandez was diagnosed
with treatable thyroid can-
cer on Tuesday, and will un-
dergo surgery on Jan. 4.

Strikes kill 35 people
mistaken for rebels
ANKARA, Turkey Turk-
ish warplanes mistakenly
killed 35 smugglers and other
villagers in an operation tar-
geting Kurdish rebels in Iraq,
a senior official said Thursday.
The killings spurred angry
demonstrations in Istanbul
and several cities in the
mostly Kurdish southeast,
and were the latest incident
of violence to undermine the
Turkish government's efforts
to appease the aggrieved
Kurdish minority by granting it
more cultural freedoms.
Huseyin Celik, a spokesman
for Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party,
said authorities were still try-
ing to identify the dead, but
that most were youngsters
from an extended family in
the mostly Kurdish-populated
area that borders Iraq.
All of the victims were
under age 30. Some were the
sons of village guards who have
aided Turkish troops in their
fight against rebels, he said.
"According to the initial in-
formation, these people were
not terrorists but were en-
gaged in smuggling," Celik
said, indicating that Turkey
was ready to compensate the
victims.
-From wire reports


Accnrtd nPn~ Tht miaht1 b tn dinl *" C W


MaL lllgHL De L oo raclai
a remedy for many revelers,
but it's the only one proven
to work. Still, there are
strategies that can soften
the blow.
Topping the list? Don't
drink on an empty stomach,
said Sam Zakhari, director
of the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alco-
holism's metabolism and
health effects division. Food
helps absorb alcohol and
delay its effects on the body
Drinking plenty of water
before, during and after also
helps because alcohol can
dehydrate the body
Kim Khan teaches at the
American Professionals
Bartending School in Villa
Park, Ill., and devotes a
class to serving responsibly
That includes encouraging
bar patrons to drink water.


Associated Press
Tia Taylor, right, practices serving a cocktail with fellow
student Tom Rossow Dec. 21 at the American Professional
Bartender School in Villa Park, III.


CHICAGO Attorney
Colleen Gorman has a holiday
ritual that doesn't involve
buying presents or counting
down to midnight: She goes
online to look for new hang-
over remedies she hasn't tried.
She already has scratched
off those big "prevention"
pills, vitamins and chugging
sports drinks, along with
more quirky folk remedies
including peanut butter
sandwiches.
"My fiance says I should
probably just drink less,"
said Gorman, 28, of Chicago.
Experts say that's good
advice for everyone.
"The only way to prevent
a hangover is to not get
drunk," said Boston Univer-
sity researcher Jonathan
Howland.


Some people think choos-
ing clear alcohols is safer,
because darker-colored
drinks contain more com-
pounds called congeners.
That is based on an un-


Khan, who also tends bar,
says alternating drinks with
glasses of water helps and is
a method she uses "because
I've been doing this way too
long."


Associated Press
A bullet-riddled windshield is seen Thursady during a government-organized media tour in the city of Homs, Syria.




Monitors energize





Syrian protesters


HOMS, Syria The
presence of Arab
League monitors in Syria
has re-energized the
anti-government protest
movement, with tens of
thousands turning out in
cities and neighborhoods
where the observers are
expected to visit. The
huge rallies have been
met by lethal gunfire
from security forces ap-
parently worried about
multiple mass sit-ins.
On Thursday, security
forces opened fire on tens
of thousands protesting
outside a mosque in a
Damascus suburb and
killed at least four. The
crowd had gathered at
the mosque near to a
municipal building where
cars of the monitors had
been spotted outside.
Troops fired live am-
munition and tear gas to
disperse large protests
in several areas of the
country, including cen-
tral Damascus, killing at
least 26 people nation-
wide, activists said. A
key activist network, the


Court OKs immunity for
telecoms in wiretap case
SAN FRANCISCO -Afederal appeals
court on Thursday found a 2008 law granting
telecommunications companies legal
immunity for helping the National Security
Agency with an email and telephone
eavesdropping program is constitutional.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed
a lower court ruling that found the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA,


Associated Press/Shaam News Network via APTN
This image, made from amateur video released by Ugarit
and accessed Wednesday, purports to show anti-
government forces shooting at a bus convoy in Daraa,
Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify
the content, date, location or authenticity of this material.


Local Coordination
Committees, said it has
documented the names
of 130 people, including
six children, who died
since the 60 Arab League
monitors arrived Mon-
day night
The ongoing violence
is reinforcing the oppo-
sition's view that Syria's
limited cooperation
with the observers is
merely a farce for Pres-
ident Bashar Assad's
regime to buy time and


forestall more interna-
tional condemnation
and sanctions.
The monitors are the
first Syria has allowed
in during the nine-month
anti-government upris-
ing. They are supposed
to ensure the regime
complies with terms of
the Arab League plan to
end Assad's crackdown
on dissent. The U.N. says
more than 5,000 people
have died in the upris-
ing since March.


Nation/World BRIEFS


passed constitutional muster.
The appeal concerned a case that
consolidated 33 different lawsuits filed
against various telecom companies, in-
cluding AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Verizon
Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp.
on behalf of those companies' customers.
The case stemmed from new surveil-
lance rules passed by Congress in 2009
that included protection from legal liabil-
ity for telecommunications companies
that allegedly helped the U.S. spy on
Americans without warrants.


Mission's leader
can't be trusted,
opposition says
CAIRO Syria's oppo-
sition called Thursday for
the removal of Sudanese
general Lt. Gen. Mo-
hamed Ahmed Mustafa
al-Dabi, who is heading
the Arab League mission
sent to monitor the crack-
down by the Damascus
government, because he
held key security positions
in the regime of Sudanese
President Omar al-Bashir,
who is wanted on interna-
tional charges of commit-
ting genocide in Darfur.
Amnesty International
said al-Dabi led al-Bashir's
military intelligence serv-
ice until August 1995,
when he was appointed
head of external security.
"During the early 1990s,
the military intelligence in
Sudan was responsible
for the arbitrary arrest and
detention, enforced disap-
pearance, and torture or
other ill-treatment of nu-
merous people in Sudan,"
it said in a statement.
-From wire reports


Administration tells Egypt
to halt raids on NGOs
WASHINGTON -The Obama admin-
istration is demanding Egyptian authorities
immediately halt raids on non-govern-
mental organizations in the country, call-
ing the action "inconsistent" with
longstanding U.S-Egypt cooperation.
The State Department on Thursday
expressed deep concern over the raids,
which targeted the offices of at least 18
NGOs, including the U.S.-funded National


oss c a e ress


Democratic Institute and the Interna-
tional Republican Institute. It called on
the Egyptian government "to immedi-
ately end the harassment of NGO staff,
return all property and resolve this issue."
The raids on 17 offices throughout
Egypt are part of the ruling generals' at-
tempt to blame "foreign hands" for the
unrest that continues to roil Egypt since
the 18-day revolt that ousted longtime
leader Hosni Mubarak in February, but
activists say failed to topple his regime.
-From wire reports


Four killed Thursday as forces fire on crowd

Associated Press garit


proven theory that those
compounds cause the body
to make toxins that upset
the stomach and cause
other hangover symptoms,
said Howland, a researcher
in the emergency medicine
department.
Some people think pop-
ping a couple of Tylenol
tablets after a night of
drinking will help prevent
hangover symptoms, but ex-
perts warn that can be dan-
gerous. Both alcohol and
acetaminophen, the active
ingredient in Tylenol, are
broken down in the liver,
and taking them together
can cause irreversible liver
damage.
Time is really the only
cure, Zakhari said. Because
drinking alcohol can cause
fitful sleep, getting extra
sleep the next day can help.



Stats show

job market

healthier at

year's end
Associated Press
WASHINGTON The
long-suffering job market is
ending the year better off
than it began.
The number of people ap-
plying for unemployment
benefits each week has
dropped by 10 percent since
January The unemploy-
ment rate, 8.6 percent in No-
vember, is at its lowest level
in nearly three years.
Factory output is rising,
business owners say they're
more optimistic about hiring
and consumer confidence
has jumped to its highest
level since April. Even the
beleaguered housing mar-
ket is looking slightly better.
Still, 25 million Americans
remain out of work or unable
to find full-time jobs. Most
analysts forecast a stronger
economy and job growth in
2012 and rule out a second
recession but they caution
that could change if Europe's
debt crisis worsens or con-
sumers pull back on spending.
On Thursday, the Labor
Department said the num-
ber of people applying for
unemployment benefits last
week rose 15,000 to 381,000.
But the four-week average,
a less volatile measure,
dropped to 375,000 the
lowest level since June 2008.
When applications for un-
employment benefits con-
sistently fall below 375,000,
economists consider it a
reasonable sign hiring is ris-
ing enough to push the un-
employment rate lower. The
four-week average has re-
mained below 400,000 for
seven weeks, the longest
stretch since April.
The economy likely grew at
an annual rate of 3 percent or
more in the final three months
of this year, analysts say.
That would top the 1.8 per-
cent growth rate in the July-
September quarter, and the
0.9 percent growth rate in
the first half of the year.
Employers have added an
average of 143,000 net jobs a
month from September
through November. That's
almost double the pace for
the previous three months,
although it's below the pace
from the first quarter of 2011.
Next year should be even
better for hiring. The Asso-
ciated Press surveyed 36
economists this month who
said they expect the econ-
omy to generate an average
of about 175,000 jobs per
month in 2012.











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Panthers live dream by playing in NBA arena


Lecanto boys fall to Melbourne but

enjoy balling on Magic's home court
SEAN ARNOLD nation for this season's NBA All-
Correspondent Star game.
It was difficult going for the
ORLANDO Lecanto was Panthers on the court against
given the opportunity to play on Melbourne High (8-2), which
an NBA court and face a formi- shares a 6A classification with
dable opponent Thursday at Or- Lecanto. The Panthers shot
lando's Amway Center, home of below 25 percent from the field
the Orlando Magic and the desti- over the first three quarters, and








'N0oes on 1


didn't get to the foul line until
1:52 remained as they fell 62-39 to
the Bulldogs.
But the experience planted
what will likely be many
lasting memories for the
Lecanto program and its
fans, of which nearly
200 made the mid-day
trip to see their school
compete just hours before
Thursday night's game be-
tween the Magic and New Jersey
Nets. The Panthers were able to


allow their full roster of healthy
players as well a couple of JV
call-ups to see action.
"A big part of this was just to
have fun," Lecanto coach
II Eddie Buckley said after
.^ the game. "The kids will
W remember this forever,
y playing on the same
court that guys like Kobe
Bryant and Dwight Howard
play on."
Buckley hopes the Panthers
will get more opportunities to


e warpath


Photos by Associated Press
Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel scrambles as he is pressured by Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o during the first half of the Champs Sports Bowl
on Thursday in Orlando. The Seminoles scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to slip away with an 18-14 victory over the Fighting Irish.

No. 25 FSU responds with 15 fourth-quarterpoints to down Notre Dame in bowl


Associated Press
ORLANDO Florida State ral-
lied from a 14-point second-half
deficit and used a pair of touch-
down passes by E.J. Manuel and
two field goals from Dustin Hop-
kins to slip past Notre Dame 18-14
in the Champs Sports Bowl on
Thursday night.
The victory was FSU's fourth
straight bowl win. FSU receiver
Rashad Greene, who caught one of
Manuel's touchdown passes, was
named the game's MVP
The No. 25 Seminoles started four
freshman on their offensive line
and gave up five sacks, but FSU's
defense picked off Notre Dame
quarterbacks Tommy Rees and An-
drew Hendrix three times and also
piled up four sacks of its own.
Notre Dame shuffled between
Rees and Hendrix throughout the
game, but both struggled to get the
Irish points inside the red zone.
After some stagnant offense on
both sides in the first half, FSU


trailed 14-0 early in the third quar-
ter before finding some momentum
through the air
The Seminoles closed the gap to
14-9 with an 18-yard touchdown
pass from Manuel to Bert Reed to
open the fourth quarter, but failed
on their 2-point conversion attempt.
They took the lead just 1:32 later
after Nigel Bradham intercepted a
Hendrix pass inside the Notre
Dame 20 to setup an 18-yard touch-
down catch by Greene to make it
15-14 with just over 13 minutes to
play following another failed 2-
point try
The Seminoles added their sec-
ond field goal of the game a series
later
Notre Dame punted on its next
touch, but pinned FSU inside its
own 5 and forced a quick three-
and-out.
A poor punt by the Seminoles
and a face mask penalty on the re-
turn gave the Irish the ball on the
FSU 28 with 3:56 to play, but Rees
was picked off in the end zone with


Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, left, is stopped af
by Florida State safety Lamarcus Joyner on Thursday in


2:48 left and FSU was able to all
but run out the remaining clock.
Notre Dame took a 14-0 lead on
its opening drive of the second half
by capping a 9-play, 62-yard drive
with a 5-yard touchdown pass from


Rees to Michael
fought Seminoles c
Reid for the ball on
it multiple times


play at Amway, which opened in
2010, in future years. Thursday's
game was was part of a program
known as "The Court of Dreams,"
which grants a few high schools
each year the chance to face off at
the facility.
Melbourne has participated in
the program for the last several
years. The Bulldogs put on a stellar
defensive game Thursday, getting
10 steals in the second half alone,


Page B2


FSU extends
Fisher's contract
an extra year
ORLANDO Florida
State is extending football
coach Jimbo Fisher's con-
tract through the 2016
season.
The school announced
the one-year extension to
Fisher's current contract
before the kickoff of Thurs-
day's Champs Sports Bowl
against Notre Dame.
Fisher signed a five-year,
$13.75 million contract in
February after going 10-4
during the 2010 season,
his first as head coach.
FSU finished the regular
season 8-4 in 2011, his sec-
ond season after taking
over for longtime Seminoles
coach Bobby Bowden.
Officials said Fisher's
annual salary won't change
under the new one-year
extension.
White Sox,
Danks agree to
$65 million deal
CHICAGO The
Chicago White Sox and
starting pitcher John Danks
have agreed on a five-year,
$65 million contract
through 2016.
The deal was an-
nounced Thursday.
Danks will earn $8 million
next season, and $14.25
million in each of the final
four years of the contract.
A 15-game winner in
2010, Danks slumped last
season and was 8-12 with
a 4.33 ERA.
Kahne sorry for
breastfeeding
comments


I- CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
NASCAR driver Kasey
.Kahne is apologizing for
I comments he made about
public breastfeeding on his
Twitter account.
According to multiple
1, media reports, Kahne
posted messages on his
account that he saw a
mother breastfeeding a
child in a supermarket, call-
ing it "nasty." Kahne then
Sent an insulting reply mes-
sage to another Twitter
user who took issue with
his comments.
_After apparently deleting
Associated Press the posts from his Twitter
after a short gain feed, Kahne posted an
Orlando. apology on his Facebook
Floyd. Floyd page, saying it wasn't his
cornerback Greg intention "to offend any
to play, juggling mother who chooses to
before finally breastfeed her child, or, for
that matter, anyone who
See Page B2 supports breastfeeding
children."


Rutgers stuns No. 10 UF in two OTs


Associated Press
Rutgers' Austin Johnson tries to control the ball in front of Florida's Erving
Walker during the first half Thursday in Piscataway, N.J.


Gators blow late

lead in loss to

Big East opponent

Associated Press
PISCATAWAY, N.J. Freshman
Eli Carter scored a career-high 31
points and hit the go-ahead basket
in the second overtime as Rutgers
rallied to stun No. 10 Florida 85-83
on Thursday night
The Scarlet Knights (8-5) came
back from a seven-point deficit
late in regulation and Carter hit a
late 3-pointer in the first overtime
to put the Scarlet Knights in posi-
tion for their biggest win since


knocking off No. 9 Villanova at
home last season.
Erving Walker had a chance to
tie the game for the Gators (11-2) in
the final seconds, but his off-
balance attempt from the foul line
hit off the rim.
Scarlet Knights fans stormed
the court to celebrate in a game
billed as the return of former Rut-
gers star and current Gator Mike
Rosario to Piscataway
Dane Miller added 16 points,
Myles Mack had 14 and Jerome
Seagears 13 for Rutgers, which
won its fourth straight game and
snapped the Gators' five-game
winning streak.
Kenny Boynton matched his
season high with 26 points for
See .Page B4


IRS sues Hal
Steinbrenner
over tax refund
NEW YORK -The In-
ternal Revenue Service is
suing New York Yankees
managing general partner
Hal Steinbrenner over what
it calls an "erroneous" tax
refund of more than
$670,000.
The suit was filed Tues-
day in federal court in
Tampa.
The dispute dates to the
2001 tax year and involves
a refund the IRS paid in
2009. The IRS says the re-
fund claim was filed too
late and has sued Stein-
brenner and his wife,
Christina, to recover
$670,493.78.
-From wire reports






CITRUS COUNTY'S RECREATIONAL GUIDE TO OUTDOORS


ADULT LEAGUE SPORTS


HITTING THE LINKS


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Get ready to PLAY soon


Sports program

for youngsters

to begin

registrations

Special to the Chronicle
The PLAY program
(Preparing Little Athletes
Youth) program is a com-
prehensive motor skills de-
velopment program that
will prepare you and your
child for the world of organ-
ized sports.
The program will go be-
yond teaching your child the
basics of various sports by
also encouraging confi-
dence and teamwork as
he/she learns to play and in-
teract with other children in
a fun and safe environment.
The PLAY programs are
designed for children ages 3
to 5. Each child will receive
a team T-shirt and age-ap-
propriate sports equipment
Each program runs for six
weeks, one night a week for
one hour
Soccer and T-ball will be
the next sports offered. Soc-
cer will be at Central Ridge
District Park from 5 to 6 p.m.
or 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan.
23 on Mondays, or at Homo-
sassa Area Recreational Park
from 5 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m.
beginning Jan. 25 on Wednes-
days. T-ball will be from 5 to 6
p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at
Central Ridge District Park
beginning Jan. 24. T-ball will
also be from 5 to 6 p.m. at Bi-
centennial Park on Thurs-
days beginning Jan. 26.
The cost is $45 per child;
sign your child up for more
than one sport in the same
session and save $10.
Registration is now open.
Space is limited and pre-
registration is required. For
more information, call
Crysta Henry, recreation
program specialist for
Youth Programs at 352-527-
7543, or visit www.citrus
countyparks.com.


LECANTO
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and gradually grew its lead through-
out the game after only leading 16-
15 early in the second period.
Bulldogs sophomore Garrett Mc-
Gann led all scores with 17 points.
He also grabbed seven rebounds
and made a pair of steals.
Melbourne led 29-17 at the half.
Lecanto junior guard Richie Riz-


FSU
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getting his hands around it
Reid stayed down on the
turf after the play and left
the game with concussion
symptoms.
FSU bounced right back
with a 77-yard kickoff return
by Lamarcus Joyner, but
Notre Dame's fifth sack of
the night on Manuel helped
force the Seminoles to settle
for a 42-yard field goal by
Hopkins.
Notre Dame's defense
was responsible for the lone
score of the first half.
The Irish forced a quick
punt on FSU's opening pos-
session of the game, and
used a 41-yard return by
Floyd and a series of runs
by Cierre Wood to set up a
first-and-goal inside the 5-
yard line.
But the threat ended just
a play later when Rees was
picked off by Joyner in the
end zone.
The Seminoles' ensuing
drive lasted only one play it-
self, with Devonta Freeman


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Danny Harsh prepares to smack a hit while participating in the PLAY tee ball program.


zolo connected on three NBA-range
3-pointers to score a team-high 13
points. Junior guard Michael
Makros added two more 3s for
Lecanto in an 8-point performance.
Rizzolo didn't mind contending
with an extended 3-point line.
"We always do a little shooting
drill where we practice taking shots
from all over, and we take a lot from
deep," he said.
The NBA environs didn't seems to
affect Rizzolo's shooting touch, but
the locale did wash over him upon


fumbling a pass from
Manuel into the hands of
Notre Dame safety Zeke
Motta, who then returned it
29 yards for the touchdown.
Both offenses struggled to
find any traction in the
opening 30 minutes.
Along with each team's
turnovers, Florida State's
offense gained only 104 total
yards to Notre Dame's 91.
The Seminoles also failed
to covert on any of their
seven third-down attempts,
while allowing four sacks.
Notre Dame safety Jamoris
Slaughter was responsible
for two of them, tying a bowl
record.
FSU's special teams did-
n't fair too much better, com-
ing up a yard short on a fake
punt run midway through
second quarter.
Miami returning
$83,000 in donations
CORAL GABLES The
University of Miami is giving
back $83,000 it says it received
"directly and indirectly" from
Nevin Shapiro, the former Hur-
ricanes booster and convicted
Ponzi scheme architect whose
claims of giving athletes and re-


arrival.
"When I stepped into the building
and saw how big it was, that's when
it really hit me that we weren't just
playing in a high school gym" Riz-
zolo added.
Besides the excitement over a
unique setting, Buckley hopes the
contest against Melbourne, which
came just 16 hours after the team
cruised past Fivay, and about 41
hours after their physical, hard-
fought victory against Seven Rivers
Christian, will prove beneficial for


cruits extra benefits for nearly a
decade sparked an NCAA in-
vestigation.
Court records show the
agreement between the school
and bankruptcy trustee Joel
Tabas was filed last week.
Once the agreement becomes
finalized, Miami would have 14
days to make payment to
Tabas, who is overseeing the
effort to recoup money that
Shapiro's investors lost.
"The agreement was the re-
sult of a lengthy negotiation
process and brings closure to
the University's obligations in
the bankruptcy case," Miami's
general counsel office said in a
statement, and Tabas affirmed
that to be the case in an e-mail
to The Associated Press.
The NCAA said in August
that eight players would be sus-
pended for either one, four or
six games most got only
one-game bans and that
they and four others would
have to pay back what they re-
ceived from Shapiro, who
claimed to give extra benefits to
72 players and football recruits
during his time as a booster,
along with contributions to the
university's athletic department.


helping to gear his team up for dis-
trict play
"It's always good for us to play a
team like that to prepare for dis-
tricts. That's where the real season
is. That's where it counts," Buckley
said. "Competing against Mel-
bourne's defense hopefully helps us
against teams like West Port and
Central."
Before getting back to league
competition, the Panthers go to
Crystal River to take on the county
rival Wednesday


Associated Press
Notre Dame safety Zeke Motta (17) celebrates with team-
mates after recovering and running back a fumble for a 29-
yard touchdown against Florida State during the first half
of the Champs Sports Bowl on Thursday in Orlando.


Recreation
BRIEFS
Time for Little
League signups
Central Citrus Little League
will have its 2012 spring ball
registration at Central Ridge
District Park (Holder Field) from
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5,
12 and 19. Registration on Sat-
urdays, Jan. 7 and 14, will be
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, view
the Central Citrus Little League
website at www.eteamz.
com/centralcitruslittleleague.
Youth basketball,
cheer league
The Citrus County YMCA is
taking registrations for its Youth
Basketball and Cheer League
set to start Jan. 16. This will be
the second year that league
games will be hosted at the Key
Training Center in the Chet
Cole Life Enrichment Center
gymnasium.
The YMCA has increased the
session to 10 weeks this year
and added additional age divi-
sions that will cover ages 3 to 16.
Practices will be from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays
and Wednesdays. All games
will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur-
days at the Key Training Center
gym.
Registration is open through
Jan. 6; cost is $85. Scholar-
ships are available through the
YMCA's Open Doors Financial
Assistance program. To apply
for financial assistance, or for
more information, call the
YMCA office at 352-637-0132.
The YMCA office in Beverly
Hills is at 3909 N. Lecanto
Highway.
Sign up now for
Fitness in Citrus
Are you determined to im-
prove your health in 2012? Get
a jump start by joining this
year's Fitness in Citrus: Com-
munity-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 "min-
utes of activity" challenge.
Compete with others of a simi-
lar fitness level by choosing the
appropriate category: "just get-
ting started," "getting there" or
"jocks."
In the steps challenge you
earn points for each 500 steps
you take (you need to wear a
pedometer, widely available for
about $10). In the minutes of ac-
tivity challenge you earn points
for each 10 minutes of exercise
(from a specified list of activities.)
Registration closes Jan. 23.
Email fitnesschallenge@tam-
pabay.rr.com to get details and
registration forms.
Park offers
tennis lessons
Whispering Pines Park offers
tennis lessons with Lindsay Ro-
driquez. Pre-registration and
pre-payment are required at the
park office.
Fee for lessons is $100 for
four hours, or $30 per hour.
Times are arranged with the in-
structor.
Call 352-726-3913 for regis-
tration and information. Whis-
pering Pines also offers
racquetball lessons.
Zumba at
Citrus Springs
Citrus County Parks &
Recreation offers Zumba
classes with instructor Lynn
DaSilva at Citrus Springs Com-
munity Center. Zumba is a fit-
ness program designed with
exciting Latin and international
dance rhythms. No member-
ship or contracts.
Ongoing classes are: 11:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday;
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday;
and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
days. Cost is $5. For more in-
formation, visit www.citrus
countyparks.com or call 352-
465-7007.
From staff reports


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CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


No. 5 North Carolina blasts Elon 100-62


No. 17 Kansas

gets no struggle

from Howard

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -
Tyler Zeller had 19 points
and 13 rebounds to help fifth-
ranked North Carolina beat
Elon 100-62 on Thursday
night
Harrison Barnes added 18
points for the Tar Heels (12-
2), who blew the game open
with a dominating 23-0 run
midway through the first
half. North Carolina led 53-
19 by halftime, then pushed
the margin to as many as 50
points after the break.
North Carolina won its
25th straight game in the
Smith Center to tie the
record for its longest win-
ning streak in the nearly 26-


year-old campus arena.
That home winning streak is
tied for third-longest in pro-
gram history
Sebastian Koch scored 17
points for the Phoenix (7-5),
who lost their third straight
game and remained winless
against ranked opponents
since entering Division I
competition a dozen years
ago. Elon shot just 33 per-
cent, including 7 for 28 from
3-point range.
No. 17 Kansas 89,
Howard 34
LAWRENCE, Kan. -
Tyshawn Taylor and Connor
Teahan scored 13 points each,
and Kansas emptied its bench
during a blowout of over-
matched, undersized Howard.
Jeff Withey added 10 points,
and Thomas Robinson had
nine points and seven re-
bounds while playing a team-
high 22 minutes for the
Jayhawks (9-3), who opened


the game on a 15-2 run and
never looked back in one of
their most lopsided victories in
the Bill Self era.
It was the fewest points
Kansas allowed since beating
Alcorn State 98-31 on Dec. 2,
2009.
No. 18 Michigan 71,
Penn State 53
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Tim
Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points,
and Trey Burke added 13 points
and seven assists to lead Michi-
gan over Penn State in the Big
Ten opener for both teams.
Evan Smotrycz chipped in 10
points and 10 rebounds for the
Wolverines (11-2, 1-0), who
have won six straight since los-
ing to Virginia in the Big
Ten/ACC Challenge. Michigan
won its conference opener for
the first time in coach John
Beilein's five seasons.
Tim Frazier had 20 points
and four assists for Penn State


(8-6, 0-1), but the rest of the
team combined for just two as-
sists and eight turnovers. The
Nittany Lions have dropped
four of their last six.
No. 24 Harvard 67,
Boston College 46
BOSTON Reserve Lau-
rent Rivard scored 18 points on
7-of-12 shooting to help put
Harvard over Boston College.
Corbin Miller scored 12 points,
Brandyn Curry 11 and Christian
Webster 10 for the Crimson (11-
1). It was the fourth straight sea-
son Harvard has beaten BC on
the Eagles' home court.
Dennis Clifford led Boston
College (5-8) with 14 points and
Patrick Heckmann scored 13.
North Carolina forward Har-
rison Barnes drives to the
basket on Elon guard Se-
bastian Koch during the
first half Thursday in Chapel
Hill, N.C.
Associated Press


magic cut Nets No.5 Terps knock
1 U 1 offNo. 19 Delaware


Associated Press

ORLANDO Ryan An-
derson scored 22 points,
Dwight Howard had 16
points and 24 rebounds and
the Orlando Magic cruised to
a 94-78 win over the New Jer-
sey Nets on Thursday night.
Jason Richardson added
16 points for the Magic in-
cluding 15 in the first half-
and J.J. Redick scored 15
points off the bench.
It was the 49th career 20-
rebound game for Howard,
who neared his career high
of 26 rebounds.
Rookie forward MarShon
Brooks led the Nets with 17
points. Deron Williams
missed his first six shots and
finished 2 of 12 from the
field with only 10 points.
New Jersey cut Orlando's
lead to seven points in the
fourth quarter, but a bal-
anced attack led by Hedo
Turkoglu put the game away
for the Magic. Turkoglu fin-
ished with 11 points, seven
assists and six boards.
The Nets came into the
game wanting to get off to a
better start and they did-
n't succeed. The Magic
jumped out to a double-digit
lead in the first quarter
thanks to a 14-2 run, and
they led by as many as 20
points in the second quarter
But the Nets fought back
with a 14-3 run in the final
3:04 of the half, including
eight points from Brooks, to
cut the lead to six points at
the break.
Richardson led the Magic
with 15 points at halftime,
and Howard had 11 re-
bounds. Brooks was the only
Nets player in double fig-
ures after 24 minutes with
10 points.
Thunder 104, Mavs 102
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Kevin
Durant scored 30 points and hit
a 3-pointer at the final buzzer to
lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to
a 104-102 victory over the Dallas
Mavericks on Thursday night in
a rematch of last season's West-
ern Conference finals.
The Thunder let Dallas wipe
away a five-point deficit in the
final 46 seconds to go ahead
on Vince Carter's 3-pointer with


assuocatLed press
Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick, left, goes up for a shot in front of New Jersey Nets guard
Deron Williams during the second half Thursday in Orlando. The Magic won 94-78.


1.4 seconds remaining. That
was just enough time for Okla-
homa City to get the ball to Du-
rant, who drilled a 3 from the
right wing that improved his
team to 4-0.
Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points
and 10 rebounds to lead the
Mavericks, whose title defense
is off to an 0-3 start.
Russell Westbrook had 16
points and seven turnovers in
another subpar performance,


but he made up for it with a few
critical plays down the stretch.
Rockets 105, Spurs 85
HOUSTON Kevin Martin
scored 25 points, Luis Scola
added 18 and Kyle Lowry had
16 points, nine rebounds and
eight assists for Houston.
The Rockets took advantage
of the Spurs' poor shooting at
the start to build a big lead. First-
year Houston coach Kevin


McHale was able to rest his
starters in the fourth quarter, with
his team playing the first of three
games on consecutive nights.
DeJuan Blair scored 22
points and grabbed 12 rebounds
for San Antonio, which shot 38
percent (35 of 93) and went 2
for 17 from 3-point range. Tim
Duncan went 1-for-8 from the
field and scored four points and
Richard Jefferson went 2 for 10
and with five points.


Lecavalier nets game-winner for Bolts


Associated Press

TAMPA Vincent Lecav-
alier had a tiebreaking goal
midway through the third
period, Steven Stamkos got
his 23rd of the season, and
the Tampa Bay Lightning
beat the Montreal Canadi-
ens 4-3 on Thursday night
Lecavalier gave Tampa
Bay, which trailed 3-2 after
two periods, the 4-3 advan-
tage on a rebound goal at 8:37.
Tampa Bay also got goals
from JT Wyman and Marc-
Andre Bergeron. The Light-
ning have won four of six.
Michael Cammalleri,
David Desharnais and Erik
Cole scored for the Canadi-
ens, who have lost six of
seven. Rookie defenseman
Raphael Diaz had two as-
sists, giving him five in the
past two games.
Flyers 4, Penguins 2
PITTSBURGH Jaromir
Jagr and Max Talbot both
scored in their return to Pitts-
burgh, leading the Philadelphia


Flyers to a 4-2 win over the
Penguins on Thursday night.
Kimmo Timonen and Matt
Read also scored for the Fly-
ers, and Claude Giroux added
two assists as Philadelphia
ended the Penguins' four-game
winning streak.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped
24 shots for the Flyers, who im-
proved to 4-0 at Pittsburgh's
Consol Energy Center since
the arena opened a year ago.
Islanders 3, Flames 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -John
Tavares scored a goal and
added an assist, and Evgeni
Nabokov made 29 saves to
lead the New York Islanders
over Calgary.
Andrew MacDonald and
Brian Rolston also scored for
New York, which snapped a
three-game losing streak. The
Islanders had dropped four in
a row at home (0-3-1) since a
5-1 victory against Tampa Bay
on Dec. 6.
Tim Jackman scored the lone


goal for the Flames, and Miikka
Kiprusoff stopped 31 shots, but
Calgary had its four-game win-
ning streak broken.
Hurricanes 4,
Maple Leafs 3, OT
RALEIGH, N.C. Eric Staal
scored a power-play goal 3:09
into overtime to lift Carolina to a
comeback win over Toronto.
Staal had two goals and an
assist, and Zac Dalpe and Bran-
don Sutter also scored for the
Hurricanes. Cam Ward made 21
saves for Carolina, which rallied
from a two-goal deficit.
It was the Hurricanes' third
straight home win, their longest
streak there since March.
Nikolai Kulemin, Joffrey
Lupul and Nazem Kadri had
Toronto's goals.
Two days after allowing three
goals on eight shots in a 5-3
loss to Florida, James Reimer
made 30 saves for the Maple
Leafs. Reimer entered with a 3-
0 record against Carolina, and
had allowed only two goals to


the Hurricanes.
Wild 4, Oilers 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. Dany
Heatley scored his third goal in
four games to help the Min-
nesota Wild snap an eight-
game winless streak and beat
the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on
Thursday night in a ferocious
game from start to finish.
Mikko Koivu, Jarod Palmer
and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also
scored for the Wild, who went 0-
5-3 after a seven-game winning
streak. Niklas Backstrom im-
proved to 16-0-0 at Xcel Energy
Center in his career against the
Oilers, the best record of any
NHL goalie at home against a
single opponent.
Marek Zidlicky had three as-
sists and fellow defenseman
Greg Zanon had two for the
Wild, whose 17-game home
winning streak against the Oil-
ers ended on Nov. 25. The Oil-
ers have lost six straight road
games since. They fell to 3-8 in
December.


Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Laurin Mincy scored a ca-
reer-high 25 points, Alyssa
Thomas had 23, and No. 5
Maryland used a strong sec-
ond half to defeat previ-
ously unbeaten and
19th-ranked Delaware 85-76
on Thursday night.
The Terrapins (13-0)
trailed 44-41 before Mincy
scored nine points in a 15-2
run that put Maryland
ahead by 10 with 13:51 left.
After the Blue Hens closed
to 56-50, Anjale Barrett con-
tributed the final seven
points to a 9-2 spurt that
upped the margin to 13.
Barrett had 16 points and
eight assists, and Mincy
scored 18 in the second half
to help Maryland win the
title game of the two-day
Terrapin Classic.
Elena Delle Donne
scored 32 for the Blue Hens
(10-1), who were seeking to
improve on the best start in
school history Delaware is
0-10 all-time against Mary-
land and 3-28 versus ranked
opponents.
No. 2 UConn 93,
Fairfield 40
STORRS, Conn. Tiffany
Hayes scored 23 points and
Stefanie Dolson added 22
points as Connecticut routed
Fairfield.
Dolson made 11 of her 13
shots from the floor for the
Huskies (11-1), while Hayes
connected on 8-of-11. As a
team UConn made 59 percent
of its shots.
Desiree Pina scored 12
points to lead the Stags (7-4),
who had won four straight
games prior to Thursday.
No. 12 Miami 91,
VCU 61
CORAL GABLES Morgan
Stroman scored 23 points to
lead Miami to a victory over Vir-
ginia Commonwealth in the
championship game of the
Miami Holiday Classic.
The Hurricanes (11-2) used
their pressure defense to go on
a 22-3 run during a 5:31 span
in the first half. Miami scored 16
unanswered points in the spurt,
capped by Stefanie Yder-
strom's jumper that gave the
Hurricanes a 40-16 lead with
4:59 remaining.
Miami had 14 steals and
scored 16 points off Virginia
Commonwealth turnovers in
the first half and led 49-30 at
halftime.
Yderstrom finished with 20
points and Shenise Johnson
had 12 points and 13 rebounds
for the Hurricanes, who won
their 32nd consecutive home
game.
Courtney Hurt had 25 points
and 16 rebounds for the Rams
(8-4).


No. 15 Georgetown 65,
Vermont 53
HANOVER, N.H. Sugar
Rodgers tied her career-high
with 34 points and Georgetown
ran its winning streak to 10
games with a victory over
Vermont.
The Hoyas (11-2) led by
seven at the half and by as
many as 18 points midway
through the second half before
Vermont (6-6) cut it to nine with
just over two minutes
remaining.
Rodgers, the only George-
town player to reach double fig-
ures, scored her team's final
eight points and 10 of the last
11 as the Hoyas won the open-
ing game of the 35th annual
Blue Sky Classic, the longest
consecutive running women's
college basketball tournament
in the nation.
Kayla Burchill made six 3-
pointers and scored 20 points
for Vermont (6-6). Lauren
Buschmann added 13 points
for the Catamounts, who have
lost their last five.
No. 18 Wis.-GB 80,
Illinois-Chicago 63
GREEN BAY, Wis. Sarah
Eichler scored a career-high 19
points and Julie Wojta had 14
points and 15 rebounds for
Wisconsin-Green Bay in a vic-
tory over Illinois-Chicago in
both schools' Horizon League
opener.
Adrian Ritchie added 18
points for Green Bay (11-0).
Jasmine Bailey led Illinois-
Chicago (7-5) with 18 points,
but had 10 turnovers for the
Flames.
No. 24 UNC 74,
Savannah State 21
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Brit-
tany Rountree scored 15 points
to lead North Carolina to a rout
of Savannah State.
The 21 points were the
fewest allowed by the Tar Heels
(9-2), who had all three of their
veteran post players available
for the first time this season.
Jasmine Kirkland led Savan-
nah State (5-8) with eight
points.
Waltiea Rolle, a 6-foot-6 jun-
ior, played for the Tar Heels for
the first time this season after
the birth of her child in early No-
vember. She had four points
and two rebounds in six
minutes.
No.t25 Vanderbilt 81,
Western Carolina 36
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Christina Foggie scored a ca-
reer-high 27 points and Kady
Schrann added a career-best
20 to lead Vanderbilt to a vic-
tory over Western Carolina.
Foggie hit five 3-pointers and
Schrann sank four 3s for the
Commodores (12-1) in their
final non-conference game of
the season.


Associated Press
Maryland's Alicia DeVaughn, left, and Delaware's Elena
Delle Donne struggle for the ball in the second half
Thursday in College Park, Md. Maryland won 85-76.


SPORTS


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 B3






B4 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011



Men's College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Fordham 72, Georgia Tech 66
Harvard 67, Boston College 46
Hofstra 83, lona 75
La Salle 70, Boston U. 53
Mount St. Mary's 49, American U. 42
Rutgers 85, Florida 83, 20T
Sacred Heart 77, New Hampshire 59
St. Francis (NY) 66, Brown 49
SOUTH
Belmont 79, Marshall 74
Davidson 75, Penn 70
E. Kentucky 67, Austin Peay 65
East Carolina 84, NC Central 76
Florida Gulf Coast 84, Maine 72
LSU 69, Grambling St. 37
Louisiana Tech 69, Spring Hill 41
Memphis 64, Robert Morris 47
Middle Tennessee 71, FlU 66
NC State 87, Campbell 81
North Carolina 100, Elon 62
Southern Miss. 80, Alcorn St. 49
Southern U. 73, Loyola NO 68
Tennessee 86, The Citadel 55
Tennessee St. 83, UT-Martin 67
Wake Forest 72, Yale 71
MIDWEST
Butler 53, Green Bay 49
Evansville 78, S. Illinois 60
Ill.-Chicago 63, Detroit 59
Illinois St. 65, N. Iowa 61
Kansas 89, Howard 34
Miami (Ohio) 73, William & Mary 69
Michigan 71, Penn St. 53
Milwaukee 57, Valparaiso 55
SIU-Edwardsville 83, Tennessee Tech 68
VCU 76, Akron 75, OT
Wright St. 64, Loyola of Chicago 48
SOUTHWEST
Kent St. 69, Arkansas St. 54
Texas A&M 76, Arkansas Tech 58
Texas-Arlington 83, Texas-Pan American 56
UALR 69, North Texas 66
FAR WEST
Denver 79, Troy 62
N. Arizona 73, Sacramento St. 64
San Jose St. 81, Coppin St. 66
Washington 95, Oregon St. 80
TOURNAMENT
Cable Car Classic
First Round
Wagner 72, Air Force 61
Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational
Third Place
UTEP 79, Ark.-Pine Bluff 58
Dr Pepper Classic
First Round
Chattanooga 85, Longwood 50
Utah Valley 42, Hampton 40
UCF Holiday Classic
First Round
UCF 80, Stetson 70
NBA standings
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
NewYork 1 1 .500 -
Toronto 1 1 .500 -
Philadelphia 1 1 .500 -
New Jersey 1 2 .333 12
Boston 0 3 .000 11Y2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 3 0 1.000 -
Atlanta 2 0 1.000 12
Orlando 2 1 .667 1
Charlotte 1 1 .500 11Y2
Washington 0 2 .000 212
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Indiana 2 0 1.000 -
Cleveland 1 1 .500 1
Chicago 1 1 .500 1
Milwaukee 1 1 .500 1
Detroit 0 2 .000 2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
New Orleans 2 0 1.000 -
San Antonio 2 1 .667 /2
Houston 1 1 .500 1
Memphis 0 2 .000 2
Dallas 0 3 .000 212
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 4 0 1.000 -
Denver 2 0 1.000 1
Portland 2 0 1.000 1
Minnesota 0 2 .000 3
Utah 0 2 .000 3
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Golden State 2 1 .667 -
L.A. Clippers 1 1 .500 V2
Sacramento 1 1 .500 12
L.A. Lakers 1 2 .333 1
Phoenix 0 2 .000 11Y2
Wednesday's Games
Indiana 90, Toronto 85
Miami 96, Charlotte 95
Atlanta 101, Washington 83
Cleveland 105, Detroit 89
New Orleans 97, Boston 78
Oklahoma City 98, Memphis 95
San Antonio 115, L.A. Clippers 90
Denver 117, Utah 100
Philadelphia 103, Phoenix 83
Golden State 92, New York 78
Thursday's Games
Orlando 94, New Jersey 78
Houston 105, San Antonio 85
Oklahoma City 104, Dallas 102
Chicago at Sacramento, late
Denver at Portland, late
New York at L.A. Lakers, late
Friday's Games
Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Washington at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Utah, 9 p.m.
Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.
Indiana at Detroit, 6p.m.
Atlanta at Houston, 7p.m.
New York at Sacramento, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Golden State, 9 p.m.



NHL standings
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT PtsGF GA


N.Y Rangers 35 22 9 4 48103 76
Philadelphia 36 2210 4 48123 106
Pittsburgh 37 21 12 4 46120 97
New Jersey 36 2015 1 41100 104
N.Y Islanders 35 1217 6 30 80 112
Northeast Division
GP W L OT PtsGF GA
Boston 34 24 9 1 49121 64
Toronto 37 1814 5 41116 122
Ottawa 37 1715 5 39113 128
Buffalo 36 1716 3 37 97 106
Montreal 38 1417 7 35 97 107
Southeast Division
GP W L OT PtsGF GA
Florida 37 1911 7 45 99 101
Winnipeg 37 1814 5 41101 105
Washington 35 1815 2 38104 106
TampaBay 36 1617 3 35 99 120
Carolina 39 1320 6 32101 130
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT PtsGF GA
Chicago 37 2310 4 50122 105
Detroit 36 2312 1 47118 81
St. Louis 36 21 11 4 46 94 80


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TODAY'S TELEVISION SPORTS
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
7 p.m. (ESPN2) Western Michigan at Duke
9 p.m. (ESPN2) West Virginia at Seton Hall
NBA
8 p.m. (SUN) Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves
10:30 p.m. (WGN-A) Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers
FOOTBALL
12 p.m. (ESPN) Armed Forces Bowl BYU vs. Tulsa
3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl Iowa State vs. Rutgers
6:40 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl Mississippi State vs.
Wake Forest
10 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl Iowa vs. Oklahoma
HOCKEY
7:30 p.m. (FSNFL) New York Rangers at Florida Panthers
SOCCER
12 p.m. (FSNFL) English Premier League: Fulham vs.
Manchester United (Taped)


Nashville 37 1914 4 42 98 104
Columbus 37 1022 5 25 91 124
Northwest Division
GP W L OT PtsGF GA
Vancouver 37 2312 2 48123 90
Minnesota 39 21 12 6 48 93 91
Calgary 38 18 16 4 40 93 102
Colorado 38 1918 1 39101 111
Edmonton 36 1518 3 33 99 100
Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
San Jose 34 1911 4 42 99 83
LosAngeles 38 1814 6 42 82 89
Dallas 36 2015 1 41 96 105
Phoenix 37 1815 4 40 96 98
Anaheim 35 1019 6 26 83 115
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over-
time loss.
Wednesday's Games
Nashville 2, Minnesota 1, SO
New Jersey 3, Buffalo 1
Washington 4, N.Y Rangers 1
Los Angeles 2, Chicago 0
Boston 2, Phoenix 1, OT
Vancouver 3, San Jose 2, OT
Thursday's Games
N.Y Islanders 3, Calgary 1
Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2
Carolina 4, Toronto 3, OT
Tampa Bay 4, Montreal 3
Minnesota 4, Edmonton 3
Winnipeg 1, Los Angeles 0, OT
Columbus 4, Dallas 1
Phoenix at Colorado, late
Vancouver at Anaheim, late
Friday's Games
Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.
Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Edmonton at N.Y Islanders, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 3 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m.
Phoenix at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Montreal at Florida, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Winnipeg, 7p.m.
St. Louis at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Boston at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.



No. 25 Florida State 18,
Notre Dame 14
Florida St. 0 0 3 15 18
Notre Dame 7 0 7 0-- 14
First Quarter
ND-Motta 29 fumble return (Ruffer kick), 9:04.
Third Quarter
ND-Floyd 5 pass from Rees (Ruffer kick),
11:24.
FSU-FG Hopkins 42, 9:03.
Fourth Quarter
FSU-Reed 18 pass from Manuel (pass failed),
14:54.
FSU-Greene 15 pass from Manuel (run


failed), 13:18.
FSU-FG Hopkins 29, 8:05.
A-68,305.
FSU
First downs 13
Rushes-yards 29-41
Passing 249
Comp-Att-Int 20-31-0
Return Yards 57
Punts-Avg. 8-47.3
Fumbles-Lost 1-1
Penalties-Yards 5-44
Time of Possession 29:51


ND
19
35-93
187
19-35-3
45
7-40.7
1-0
5-39
30:09


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING-Florida St., Freeman 13-48, Wilder
4-10, Abram 1-3,
Manuel 11-(minus 20). Notre Dame, C.Wood
18-60, Riddick 8-36,
Hendrix 4-26, Team 1-(minus 1), Rees 4-(minus
28).
PASSING-Florida St., Manuel 20-31-0-249.
Notre Dame,
Rees 16-27-2-163, Hendrix 3-8-1-24.
RECEIVING-Florida St., Greene 5-99, Shaw
4-64, R.Smith 4-34,
Wilder 2-14, Freeman 2-12, Reed 1-18, Pryor
1-5, Green 1-3. Notre Dame, Eifert 6-90, Floyd
5-41, Toma 4-34, Riddick 2-7, C.Wood 1-8,
Jones 1-7.
Florida St. Bowl History
Record: 25-14-2
Dec. 29, 2011 Champ Sports Bowl-Florida
St. 18, Notre Dame 14
Dec. 31, 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl-Florida St.
26, South Carolina 17
Jan. 1, 2010 Gator Bowl-Florida St. 33,
West Virginia 21
Dec. 27, 2008 Champs Sports Bowl-Florida
St. 42, Wisconsin 13
Dec. 31, 2007 Music City Bowl-Kentucky
35, Florida St. 28
Dec. 27, 2006 Emerald Bowl-Florida St. 44,
UCLA 27
Jan. 4, 2006 Orange Bowl-Penn St. 26,
Florida St. 23, 30T
Jan. 1, 2005 Gator Bowl-Florida St. 30,
West Virginia 18
Jan. 1,2004 Orange Bowl-Miami 16, Florida
St. 14
Jan. 1, 2003 Sugar Bowl-Georgia 26,
Florida St. 13
Jan. 1, 2002 Gator Bowl-Florida St. 30, Vir-
ginia Tech 17
Jan. 3, 2001 Orange Bowl-Oklahoma 13,
Florida St. 2
Jan. 4, 2000 Sugar Bowl-Florida St. 46, Vir-
ginia Tech 29
Jan. 1, 1999 Fiesta Bowl-Tennessee 23,
Florida St. 16


Jan. 1, 1998 Sugar Bowl-Florida St. 31,
Ohio St. 14
Jan. 2,1997 Sugar Bowl-Florida 52, Florida
St. 20
Jan. 1, 1996 Orange Bowl-Florida St. 31,
Notre Dame 26
Jan. 2, 1995 Sugar Bowl-Florida St. 23,
Florida 17
Jan. 1, 1994 Orange Bowl-Florida St. 18,
Nebraska 16
Jan. 1, 1993 Orange Bowl-Florida St. 27,
Nebraska 14
Jan. 1, 1992 Cotton Bowl-Florida St. 10,
Texas A&M 2
Dec. 28, 1990 Blockbuster Bowl-Florida St.
24, Penn St. 17
Jan. 1,1990 Fiesta Bowl-Florida St. 41, Ne-
braska 17
Jan. 2, 1989 Sugar Bowl-Florida St. 13,
Auburn 7
Jan. 1,1988 Fiesta Bowl-Florida St. 31, Ne-
braska 28
Dec. 31,1986 All American Bowl-Florida St.
27, Indiana 13
Dec. 30, 1985 Gator Bowl-Florida St. 34,
Oklahoma St. 23
Dec. 22, 1984 Citrus Bowl-Florida St. 17,
Georgia 17, tie
Dec. 30, 1983 Peach Bowl-Florida St. 28,
North Carolina 3
Dec. 30, 1982 Gator Bowl-Florida St. 31,
West Virginia 12
Jan. 1, 1981 Orange Bowl-Oklahoma 18,
Florida St. 17
Jan. 1, 1980 Orange Bowl-Oklahoma 24,
Florida St. 7
Dec. 23, 1977 Tangerine Bowl-Florida St.
40, Texas Tech 17
Dec. 27, 1971 Fiesta Bowl-Arizona St. 45,
Florida St. 38
Dec. 20,1968 Peach Bowl-LSU 31, Florida
St. 27
Dec. 30, 1967 Gator Bowl-Florida St. 17,
Penn St. 17, tie
Dec. 24, 1966 Sun Bowl-Wyoming 28,
Florida St. 20
Jan. 2, 1965 Gator Bowl-Florida St. 36,
Oklahoma 19
Dec. 13, 1958 Bluegrass Bowl-Oklahoma
St. 15, Florida St. 6
Jan. 1, 1955 Sun Bowl-Texas Western 47,
Florida St. 20
Jan. 2,1950 Cigar Bowl-Florida St. 19, Wof-
ford 6
Bowl Glance
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Texas 21, California 10
Thursday, Dec. 29
Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14
Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio
Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), late
Friday, Dec. 30
Armed Forces Bowl
At Dallas
Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon (ESPN)
Pinstripe Bowl
At New York
Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 3:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Music City Bowl
At Nashville, Tenn.
Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6),
6:40 p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl
At Tempe, Ariz.
Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m.
(ESPN)
Saturday, Dec. 31
Meineke Car Care Bowl
At Houston
Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6),
Noon (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
At El Paso, Texas
Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 2 p.m.
(CBS)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis,Tenn.
Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 3:30 p.m.
(ESPN)


UCLA
(ESPN)


Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
(6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m.


Chick-fil-A Bowl
At Atlanta
Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 7:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 2
TicketCity Bowl
At Dallas
Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon
(ESPNU)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1
p.m. (ESPN)
Outback Bowl
At Tampa, Fla.
Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 1
p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville, Fla.
Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m.
(ESPN2)
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m.
(ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale, Ariz.
Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)


Kobe: I directed A-Rod
to knee therapy
LOS ANGELES Kobe
Bryant confirms he recently di-
rected Alex Rodriguez to the
German doctor who performed
the treatment the Yankees'
slugger had on his right knee.
"I gave him the phone num-
ber," Bryant said Thursday
night before the Los Angeles
Lakers hosted the New York
Knicks.
Bryant opened up about the
steps he has taken to heal his
arthritic joints in a rare
pregame interview, crediting
the therapy with dramatic im-
provement in his own trouble-
some right knee and an injured
left ankle in recent months.
When Rodriguez inquired
about Bryant's treatment,
Bryant vouched for the German
doctor who developed the
course of injections of plasma-
rich platelets that supposedly
stimulate healing in arthritis-af-
fected areas.
Bryant says his knee is now
95 percent healthy after at
least three surgeries in the last
eight years. He apparently had
the same treatment done in
October on his ankle, which
also isn't limiting him this
season.
'You can't just try something


just to try it," Bryant said. "It
has to make sense. It has to be
something that you can back
with research and study and
things like that."
And how did Bryant get infor-
mation about the therapy -
called Orthokine being done
in Duesseldorf?
"It's my job to know these
things," Bryant said with a grin.
The Yankees might benefit
from Bryant's knowledge. Gen-
eral manager Brian Cashman
said Wednesday that Ro-
driguez is "100 percent," with
"no red flags" going into spring
training.
Rodriguez had surgery on
his right knee last July and
saw his power drop in the sec-
ond half and postseason. He
played in 99 games and hit 16
homers, struggling to produce
at his usual prolific levels.
Bryant is far from fully
healthy. He's still playing with
a torn ligament in his right
wrist, wearing a brace on the
joint whenever he isn't on
court.
He's no longer wearing a
wrap on the oft-injured index
finger on his right hand, but
that's because the joint is now
"bone on bone," according to
Bryant.
And Bryant hasn't stopped
trying new things to heal more


quickly and thoroughly. Sev-
eral Lakers joined him at a
cryotherapy clinic in the Sacra-
mento area on Monday, trying
out an extreme cold chamber
that's thought to decrease pain
and swelling in athletes.
PSU hopes to give next
coach time for recruits
DALLAS Penn State's
search to replace fired coach
Joe Paterno could be wrapped
up in the next few weeks.
Acting athletic director David
Joyner said Thursday he'd like
the next coach to have time to
interact with recruits before
high school seniors can an-
nounce their college choices
starting February 1.
A four-day contact period for
coaches begins Wednesday -
two days after the 24th-ranked
Nittany Lions face No. 20
Houston in the TicketCity Bowl
in Dallas. Another 16-day con-
tact window starts Jan. 13.
Joyner, speaking before a
team dinner in Dallas, said the
search is down to a "handful of
people" though he was still
being contacted by potential
applicants.
Paterno was fired Nov. 9 in
the aftermath of child sex
abuse charges against retired
defensive coordinator Jerry
Sandusky.
-From wire reports


Lesnar returns to UFC


Star begins

with Overeem

showdown

Associated Press

Brock Lesnar spent the
past 14 months since he lost
the UFC heavyweight title re-
evaluating an entire life
spent getting in fights.
After serious health prob-
lems pushed him to the brink
of forced retirement, Lesnar
returned from a lower-in-
testinal ailment with an im-
proved perspective on mixed
martial arts' place in his life.
The most popular bruiser in
the sport has enough money
to walk away, but he decided
to keep fighting.
"I probably needed some
time off, anyway," Lesnar
said. "I didn't even think
about fighting when I was
going through the surgery, be-
cause I knew if it wasn't a suc-
cess, I wouldn't be fighting
again, so I just tried to focus
on my health."
And now that he's all bet-
ter, a 6-foot-5 Dutch kickboxer
is waiting to welcome him
back at UFC 141 in Las Vegas.
Lesnar will fight Alistair
Overeem on Friday night in a


five-round heavyweight fi-
nale to the UFC's traditional
end-of-the-year card in its
hometown.
The main event should be
a spectacle, with the UFC
cramming two ofMMAs most
massive, intimidating ath-
letes into one octagon. While
the well-traveled Overeem
(35-11-1) is a slight favorite in
his UFC debut, Lesnar (5-2) is
confident his new perspec-
tive on life will propel him
back to contention for the
belt he lost to Cain Velasquez
last year
"I went up to my farm and
got my hands dirty and got
back to the grass roots of who
I am with manual labor," said
Lesnar, who lives in Min-
nesota and has an estate in
Canada. "You take all this
stuff away from me, I'm a
family guy, I love farming, and
that's really who I am. I enjoy
competition and I enjoy fight-
ing, and for now that's my life,
but it doesn't last forever"
In the co-main event at
the MGM Grand Garden,
lightweight contender Don-
ald "Cowboy" Cerrone goes
for his seventh consecutive
victory in just 15 months
against Nate Diaz, the ram-
bunctious younger brother
of welterweight contender
Nick Diaz. Welterweight Jon
Fitch also returns from a 10-


month absence against ris-
ing contender Johny Hen-
dricks.
To at least a small extent,
Lesnar's health problems
have accomplished what
fame, fortune and family
never managed: They mel-
lowed out a barrel-necked
wrestler who captivates
fight fans with his wide-eyed
intensity and a gruff, brash
attitude that hasn't changed
much since his days in
phony wrestling.
Trainers and sparring
partners sense a newfound
calm in the focused athlete
who once scowled through
workouts without saying a
word. Lesnar seems deter-
mined to make the most of
his second chance in an ath-
letic life with multiple acts,
from his stints in NCAA
wrestling, the WWE and
Vikings training camp to his
surprisingly successful
MMA career
"Out of all the criticism
that Brock takes, it would be
pretty damn boring if Brock
wasn't in the heavyweight
division," UFC President
Dana White said. "He's a guy
who has accomplished a lot
in a short amount of time.
He came over here 1-0... and
he's fought the best in the
world since he's been here.
Nobody does that."


UCF holds off Stetson 80-70


Associated Press

ORLANDO Central
Florida coach Donnie Jones
worries about two games -
the one before Christmas
break and the first one after
The Knights, who lost their
final pre-holiday game last
week, gave Jones only minor
worries in an 80-70 victory
over Stetson on Thursday
night
Marcus Jordan, son of NBA



UF
Continued from Page BI

Florida. Bradley Beal added
15 and Erik Murphy had 14
points and eight rebounds
for Florida, which was play-
ing its first game at the loud
and intimidating Rutgers
Athletic Center.
Carter, whose previous
high was 21 points, put the
Scarlet Knights ahead for
good at 80-78 with a shot in
the lane. He was fouled on
the play but missed the free
throw.
After Beal missed a drive
on the left side and Boynton
missed a 3-point attempt,
Carter scored inside again
for an 82-78 edge.
Beal cut the Gators' deficit
to a point on a 3-pointer with
1:18 to go, but Mack came
right back with a 3-pointer
with 55 seconds left for an
85-81 lead.
A floater by Walker with
44.8 seconds left cut the mar-
gin to a basket and Florida
got a final shot when Rutgers
was called for a shot clock vi-
olation with 8.7 seconds left.


legend Michael, scored 26
points for the Knights, whose
win in the UCF Holiday Clas-
sic was their 18th straight vic-
tory in a nonconference
home game. UCF has now
won five of its last six games.
"You're always concerned
about a letdown," said Jones,
whose team lost 61-60 at
Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec.
23. "The game before Christ-
mas, some players already
have their bags packed.


Rutgers knocked the ball
out of bounds in the back-
court with 4.3 seconds left
and Walker could not con-
nect after taking the inbound
pass and driving to the foul
line for his final shot
Rutgers forced the first
overtime by rallying from a
7-point deficit in the final
2:48 of regulation and the
came from three points
down in the first overtime
with Carter tying the game at
76 with a 3-pointer with 18.2
seconds to play
Florida turned the ball
over in the waning seconds
and Mack's 40-footer at the
buzzer wasn't close.
The Scarlet Knights
trailed 64-57 late in regula-
tion before scoring the final
seven points, aided by two
Gators turnovers. Mack
started the comeback with a
3-pointer, Carter scored in
the lane and Miller tied the
game with 45.7 seconds to go
with a layup.
After Walker's drive down
the lane with about 15 sec-
onds left hit nothing, the
Scarlet Knights blew a
chance to win. Mack seemed
to lose track of time and his


You're also worried about
focus, but we've had some
good practices since we got
back."
Isaiah Sykes added 20
points, Tristan Spurlock 13
and Keith Clanton had a dou-
ble-double with 11 points and
12 rebounds for the Knights
(9-3). UCF will face the win-
ner of the James Madison-
Rhode Island game Friday at
7 p.m. in the tournament
championship.


off-balance shot never had a
chance.
Florida had seemingly
taken command when
Boynton scored on a fast
break after Murphy blocked
a shot with Rutgers up 55-
54. Then Boynton came
back on the next possession
to hit a 3-pointer for a 59-55
lead. The lead eventually
grew to 64-57 on a three-
point play by Boynton with
2:48 to play
Rosario averaged 16.4
points in his first two sea-
sons with the Scarlet
Knights before transferring
to Florida. He sat out last
season and has been coming
off the bench for the Gators.
He scored five points in 14
minutes in his return and he
was booed every time he
touched the ball or cheered
every time he missed a shot.
During warm-ups there
were chants of "Rosario is a
bum" and "Jersey hates
you."
The only other cheers he
got were when he missed a
shot or when he was called
along with Miller for a dou-
ble technical foul with 54.7
second left in the half.


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Texas stops Cal to take Holiday Bowl victory


Associated Press

SAN DIEGO The next
time Texas coach Mack
Brown sees Joey Harring-
ton, the memory shouldn't
be quite so painful.
David Ash added his name
to the list of quarterbacks
who've caught a touchdown
Texas quarterback David Ash
finds the end zone during the
second quarter of the Holiday
Bowl late Wednesday in San
Diego. Texas won 21-10.
Associated Press


pass in the Holiday Bowl
and he threw for one score to
lead Texas to a 21-10 victory
against California on
Wednesday night.
Ash caught a 4-yard pass
from wide receiver Jaxon
Shipley in the second quar-
ter to join BYU's Steve
Young, Texas A&M's Bucky
Richardson and Oregon's
Harrington as quarterbacks
who've caught touchdown
passes in the Holiday Bowl.
The Longhorns had the
ball first-and-goal when Ash


handed off to running back
Malcolm Brown who then
handed off to Shipley as if
the Longhorns were going to
run a reverse. Ash slipped
into the end zone and caught
Shipley's pass to give Texas
a 7-3 lead. Shipley has
thrown three touchdown
passes this season, all while
lining up at wide receiver
Brown joked Tuesday how
much it still bugged him that
Harrington caught a TD
pass in the Ducks' 35-30 win
against Texas in the 2000


Holiday Bowl. The Oregon
offensive coordinator then
was Jeff Tedford, who has
been Cal's coach since 2002.
Harrington now works for
the Longhorn Network.
Brown credited the play
to co-offensive coordinator
Bryan Harsin, who previ-
ously had coached and
played at Boise State.
"Bryan Harsin grew up in
that Boise system and that's
the stuff Jeff did with Ore-
gon back in the early 2000s,"
Brown said.


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Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE
Florida State coach
Leonard Hamilton is still
hunting for the right combi-
nation after a dozen games
into the season.
The tall starting lineup
Hamilton featured the past
several weeks has come up
short, putting more pres-
sure on his veteran team to
finish strong in quest of a
fourth consecutive NCAA
appearance.
The once-ranked Semi-
noles have been plagued
with turnovers and poor
shooting. Those deficiencies
have been costly
Florida State (8-4) has yet
to defeat a ranked team
while losing to four of them.
The Seminoles were ham-
mered 82-64 at No. 10
Florida in their last outing
Dec. 22.
Hamilton is making some
changes in hopes of curing
some of the early season ail-
ments Friday when the
Seminoles host Princeton
(6-7), the first Ivy League
school to visit Florida State.
"We'll go more with a
three-guard lineup as op-
posed maybe to a three for-
ward lineup," Hamilton
said. "We want to get a little
more in sync."
A couple of highly re-
cruited North Carolina prep
stars, freshman Terry Whis-
nant and sophomore Ian
Miller, are slated for addi-
tional playing time in hopes Xavier
of cutting down turnovers saviert
and boosting the offense, struhegg
where junior Michael Snaer
leads the team with his 12.4 "We'
average. Snaer, however, is good p
shooting just 38.7 percent "We d(
from the field. Bernard put tog
James is the only other Althc
Seminole in double figures shootii
with a 10.2 scoring average 43 per
and the lone player making who ge
more than 50 percent of his at close
shots. James has struggled trouble
at the free throw line, where turnov
he has made only 45 percent average
of his tries this season. game.


Nadal set to

rest after

Aussie Open

Associated Press

ABU DHABI, United
Arab Emirates Top-
ranked Novak Djokovic
began his preparations for
the 2012 season with a 6-2,
4-6, 6-2 win over No. 16
Gael Monfils at the World
Tennis Championship ex-
hibition event Thursday
Djokovic is coming off
three Grand Slam wins
during a 70-6 season. The
24-year-old Serb ended his
best season with two tired
losses at the ATP World
Tour Finals last month.
Djokovic will face Roger
Federer in the semifinals
Friday, and Rafael Nadal
will meet fellow Spaniard
David Ferrer.
Ferrer earlier beat Jo
Wilfried Tsonga of France
2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the six-
man field of the $250,000
winner-takes-all exhibition.
Djokovic said he's not in
top form and probably
needs another week or two
to be match ready But he
said he doesn't plan to play
any other warm-up tourna-
ments ahead of the Aus-
tralian Open, which run
Jan. 16-29.
"I was working on some
things throughout the
match. I was trying to find


a good rhythm and I think I
was playing really well for
this stage," Djokovic said.
"I am saying that as I am
not yet 100 percent ready to
perform at this level."
Djokovic said he looked
forward to his match with
Federer, who received a bye
to reach the semifinals.
"It is always a challenge
to play Federer whether it
is a tournament or exhibi-
tion," he said. "He will al-
ways make you play well."
Nadal plans to rest
injury in February
ABU DHABI, United Arab
Emirates Rafael Nadal
plans to take several weeks
off after the Australian Open to
recover from a nagging shoul-
der injury.
The second-ranked Nadal
said Thursday the injury sur-
faced before the ATP World
Tour Finals in November and
he was still "not 100 percent."
He only decided three days
ago to defend his title at the
World Tennis Championships,
a two-day exhibition tourna-
ment in Abu Dhabi.
"I had a problem before
London with my shoulder and
I had to stop for about 10 days
before the (ATP) finals," Nadal
said Thursday in Abu Dhabi.
"It felt better but again it resur-
faced. In December, I did not
have enough time to practice
because of that."
Nadal will play the winner of
a match between Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga and David Ferrer in
the semifinals Friday.


Associated Press
Gibson (1) and the rest of the Florida State University men's basketball team have
ed to play up to their potential and will need a strong finish to the season to make
r return to the NCAA tournament in March.


ve got some pretty
arts," Hamilton said.
don't have it all quite
ether."
ough the Seminoles
ng percentage is just
cent without James,
ets most of his points
se range, the most
ng bugaboo has been
ers. Florida State has
ed 18.8 turnovers a


"You've kind of got to look
at yourself in the mirror,"
said senior point guard
Luke Loucks, who leads the
team in assists with 43. "It's
time to evaluate where
we're at and move forward."
Hamilton, who is 184-121
midway through his 10th
season at Florida State, is
confident the team will
bounce back similarly the
way it did last year at about


this point following dis-
heartening back-to-back
losses at Auburn and Vir-
ginia Tech in the Atlantic
Coast Conference opener
Snaer doesn't want to
limp into conference play
again.
"We've got to go into con-
ference with a little bit of
momentum," Snaer said.
"We can't afford to lose any
(more) games."


Associated Press
Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Gael Monfils during the
Mubadala Tennis Championship on Thursday in Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates.


NFL Stats CENTRAL


NFL standings
AMERICAN CONFERENCE


East
y-New England
N.Y Jets
Buffalo
Miami
South
y-Houston
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
North
x-Baltimore
x-Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Cleveland
West
Denver
Oakland
San Diego
Kansas City


Pct PF
.800 464
.533 360
.400 351
.333 310
Pct PF
.667 359
.533 302
.267 224
.133 230
Pct PF
.733 354
.733 312
.600 328
.267 209
Pct PF
.533 306
.533 333
.467 368
.400 205


NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East W L T Pct PF
N.Y Giants 8 7 0 .533 363
Dallas 8 7 0 .533 355
Philadelphia 7 8 0 .467 362
Washington 5 10 0 .333 278
South W L T Pct PF
y-New Orleans 12 3 0 .800 502
x-Atlanta 9 6 0 .600 357
Carolina 6 9 0 .400 389
Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 263
North W L T Pct PF
y-Green Bay 14 1 0 .933 515
x-Detroit 10 5 0 .667 433
Chicago 7 8 0 .467 336
Minnesota 3 12 0 .200 327
West W L T Pct PF
y-San Francisco 12 3 0 .800 346
Seattle 7 8 0 .467 301
Arizona 7 8 0 .467 289
St. Louis 2 13 0 .133 166
x-clinched playoff spot, y-clinched division
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.
NFL Playoff Scenarios
Week 17
AFC
CLINCHED: New England-East Division and
first-round bye; Houston-South Division; Balti-
more and Pittsburgh-wild-card spots.
NEW ENGLAND
Clinches home-field advantage through-
out AFC playoffs with:
Win or tie OR
Baltimore loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or
tie
BALTIMORE
Clinches AFC North Division and first-
round bye with:
Win OR
Tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie OR
Pittsburgh loss
Clinches home-field advantage through-
out AFC playoffs with:
Win AND New England loss
PITTSBURGH
Clinches AFC North Division and first-
round bye with:
Win AND Baltimore loss or tie OR
Tie AND Baltimore loss OR
Clinches home-field advantage through-
out AFC playoffs with:
Win AND Baltimore loss ortie AND New Eng-
land loss
DENVER
Clinches AFC West Division with:
Win OR
Tie AND Oakland loss or tie OR
Oakland loss
OAKLAND
Clinches AFC West Division with:
Win AND Denver loss or tie OR
Tie AND Denver loss
Clinches wild-card spot with:
Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee
loss or tie OR
Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win
CINCINNATI
Clinches wild-card spot with:


Win or tie
N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie
N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie
N.Y. JETS
Clinch wild-card spot with:
Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee
loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie
Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee
loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie
TENNESSEE
Clinches wild-card spot with:
Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win
AND Oakland loss or tie
Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win
AND Denver loss or tie
Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y Jets loss
or tie AND Oakland win AND Denver win
NFC
CLINCHED: Green Bay-North Division and
home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs;
New Orleans-South Division; San Francisco-
West Division; Atlantaand Detroit-wild-card
spots.
SAN FRANCISCO
Clinches first-round bye with:
Win OR
New Orleans loss OR
Tie AND New Orleans tie
NEW ORLEANS
Clinches first-round bye with:
Win and San Francisco loss or tie OR
Tie and San Francisco loss
N.Y. GIANTS
Clinch NFC East Division with:
Win or tie
DALLAS
Clinches NFC East Division with:
Win
NFL leaders
AFC
Week 16
Quarterbacks


Brady, NWE
Schaub, HOU
Roethlis., PIT
Mat. Moore, MIA
Rivers, SND
Dalton, CIN
Fitzpatrick, BUF
Hasselbeck, TEN
Flacco, BAL
Sanchez, NYJ


Att Com
576 378
292 178
473 301
316 189
556 347
472 278
523 324
483 297
523 297
511 287


Rushers
Att Yds
Jones-Drew, JAC 318 1437
A. Foster, HOU 278 1224
R. Rice, BAL 267 1173
Mathews, SND 222 1091
Re. Bush, MIA 216 1086
McGahee, DEN 221 1054
Benson, CIN 260 1016
S. Greene, NYJ 239 999
Chr. Johnson, TEN 247 986
F Jackson, BUF 170 934
Receivers
No Yds
Welker, NWE 116 1518
Gronkowski, NWE 82 1219
Marshall, MIA 77 1177
Bowe, KAN 75 1066
R. Rice, BAL 74 696
St. Johnson, BUF 72 964
Hernandez, NWE 72 772
Wallace, PIT 71 1182
Washington, TEN 70 931
Garcon. IND 68 925


Pur

Arenas, KAN
Bess, MIA
Cribbs, CLE
An. Brown, PIT
Kerley, NYJ
Edelman, NWE
Mariani, TEN
Br. Tate, CIN
Jac. Jones, HOU
L.Webb, BAL


it Returners


Kickoff Returners
No Yds Avg LG
McKnight, NYJ 32 1022 31.9 107t
An. Brown, PIT 24 664 27.7 52
R. Goodman, SND 28 721 25.8 44
Cribbs, CLE 37 951 25.7 63
C. Gates, MIA 32 801 25.0 77
Karim, JAC 24 573 23.9 37
Br.Tate, CIN 39 926 23.7 45
Mariani, TEN 31 725 23.4 49
McCluster, KAN 25 557 22.3 35
Lefeged, IND 28 548 19.6 51
Scoring
Touchdowns
TDRush Rec Ret
Gronkowski, NWE 16 1 15 0
R. Rice, BAL 13 10 3 0
A. Foster, HOU 12 10 2 0


Jones-Drew, JAC 11 8 3
Decker, DEN 9 0 8
Green-Ellis, NWE 9 9 0
Mendenhall, PIT 9 9 0
Tolbert, SND 9 7 2
Welker, NWE 9 0 9
Burress, NYJ 8 0 8
Kicking
PAT FG L
Gostkowski, NWE 54-54 26-31
Rackers, HOU 38-39 29-35
Nugent, CIN 32-33 30-34
Cundiff, BAL 35-35 27-36
Janikowski, OAK 34-34 27-31
Novak, SND 36-37 26-32
Bironas, TEN 32-32 26-29
D. Carpenter, MIA 25-25 25-30
Suisham, PIT 35-35 21-28
Folk, NYJ 42-42 18-24
NFC
Week 16
Quarterbacks
Att Corn Yds
A. Rodgers, GBY 502 343 4643
Brees, NOR 622 440 5087
Romo, DAL 485 317 3895
Stafford, DET 604 385 4518
M. Ryan, ATL 557 341 4071
E. Manning, NYG 556 335 4587
Ale. Smith, SNF 415 253 2931
Cutler, CHI 314 182 2319
C. Newton, CAR 492 295 3893
Vick, PHL 384 229 2968
Rushers
Att Yds Avg
L. McCoy, PHL 273 1309 4.79
Gore, SNF 275 1202 4.37
M. Turner, ATL 284 1168 4.11
M. Lynch, SEA 266 1118 4.20
S. Jackson, STL 244 1069 4.38
B. Wells, ARI 245 1047 4.27
Forte, CHI 203 997 4.91
A. Peterson, MIN 208 970 4.66
Murray, DAL 164 897 5.47
Williams, CAR 148 783 5.29
Receivers
No Yds Avg
R.White, ATL 96 1227 12.8
J. Graham, NOR 91 1213 13.3
Ca. Johnson, DET 85 1437 16.9
Sproles, NOR 81 681 8.4
T Gonzalez, ATL 79 867 11.0
Harvin, MIN 77 852 11.1
Cruz, NYG 76 1358 17.9


Pettigrew, DET 76 661 8.7 27
St. Smith, CAR 73 1308 17.9 77t
Colston, NOR 73 998 13.7 50
Punt Returners
No Yds Avg LG
D. Hester, CHI 26 450 17.3 82t
P. Peterson, ARI 40 636 15.9 99t
Ginn Jr.,SNF 38 466 12.3 55t
Washington, SEA 37 422 11.4 37
Cobb, GBY 26 295 11.3 80t
Weems, ATL 31 306 9.9 42
Banks, WAS 34 329 9.7 55
Sproles, NOR 26 249 9.6 72t
P Parker, TAM 23 210 9.1 34
Sherels, MIN 33 277 8.4 53
Kickoff Returners
No Yds Avg LG
Cobb, GBY 34 941 27.7108t
Ginn Jr.,SNF 29 800 27.6 102t
Sproles, NOR 38 1035 27.2 92
Stroughter, TAM 20 540 27.0 78
Pilares, CAR 21 553 26.3 101t
Je. Norwood, STL 19 481 25.3 47
Logan, DET 29 729 25.1 42
Washington, SEA 41 1000 24.4 54
Dev. Thomas, NYG 24 576 24.0 40
Stephens-Howling, ARI 36 857 23.8
0


L. McCoy, PHL
Ca. Johnson, D
C. Newton, CAR
M. Lynch, SEA
A. Peterson, MIl
Jor. Nelson, GB
J. Graham, NOF
B. Wells, ARI
Bradshaw, NYG
D. Bryant, DAL


Akers, SNF
Kasay, NOR
D. Bailey, DAL
Crosby, GBY
Ja. Hanson, DE
M. Bryant, ATL
Gould, CHI
Gano, WAS
Henery, PHL
Mare, CAR


Scoring
Touchdowns
TDRush Re
20 17
ET 15 0 1
14 14
13 12
N 13 12
Y 12 0 1
R 10 0 1
10 10
9 8
9 0
Kicking
PAT FG
30-30 42-49
57-57 27-33
37-37 32-36
62-63 23-26
T 50-50 23-27
39-39 26-28
35-35 27-31
24-25 30-39
42-42 22-25
42-43 21-27


Wc Ret
3 0
15 0
0 0
1 0
1 0
12 0
10 0
0 0
1 0
9 0

LG
55
53
51
58
51
51
57
59
51
45


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Spotlight on
PEOPLE

Michael Jordan
pops the question
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Michael Jordan is en-
gaged to longtime girl-
friend
Yvette
Prieto, a
Cuban-
American
model
he's been
dating for
three
Michael years.
Jordan Publi-
cist Estee
Portnoy confirmed the
news on Thursday.
The Bobcats owner got
engaged over the Christ-
mas weekend. No wed-
ding date has been set.
This will be Jordan's
second marriage. He
married Juanita Vanoy in
September 1989, and they
divorced in 2006. They
have two sons, Jeffrey
Michael and Marcus
James, and a daughter,
Jasmine.

Wynonna Judd
gets engaged
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Wynonna Judd is en-
gaged to her boyfriend,
the drummer for the
country
group
Highway
101.
Judd,
47, and
Cactus
Moser, 54,
got en-
Wynonna gaged
Judd Dec. 24.
They are
currently touring to-
gether as Wynonna and
The Big Noise.
Judd, who is from Ash-
land, Ky., has sold more
than 30 million albums
throughout her 28-year
career and has won five
Grammys.
She and mother Naomi
have performed as The
Judds.
No wedding date has
been announced.

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Rockin' in the New Year


Associated Press
Dick Clark, right, and Ryan Seacrest are shown in New York. Clark and Seacrest will celebrate 40 years of history
on Saturday as they host "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" live from ABC Studios
in New York.

Ryan Seacrest, Dick Clark to mark 40 years of TVspecials


DAVID BAUDER
AP Television Writer

NEW YORK
orty years ago, Dick Clark's
New Year's Eve special was
created to give young people
an alternative to a seasonal institu-
tion, bandleader Guy Lombardo.
Now Clark's annual show is the
institution.
"New Year's Rockin' Eve," with
Clark and Ryan Seacrest, pays
tribute to its own history during a
sprawling, nearly six-hour pro-
gram Saturday night. The celebra-
tion takes up all of prime time on
ABC, breaks for a half-hour of
local news, then comes back on the
air for two and a quarter hours
that includes the ball dropping in
New York City's Times Square to
mark the beginning of 2012.
"I'm looking forward to it being
2:15 (a.m. on Sunday)," said Larry


Klein, who has been producing the
show since 1977.
Clark's special shows no sign of
slippage, after collecting its
biggest audience in five years last
year The 18.8 million people who
were watching ABC during the last
half-hour of 2010 and first half-
hour of 2011 were more than NBC
and Fox's audiences combined, the
Nielsen ratings company said.
The show isn't designed to be a
recap of the year in music, but
that's almost what it turns out to
be, Klein said.
In all, 29 separate musical per-
formances are planned.
This year's headliner is Lady
Gaga, who gets the prime slot in
Times Square in the moments be-
fore midnight Justin Bieber, Pitbull,
Hot Chelle Rae, Florence + The
Machine, Gym Class Heroes, Nicki
Minaj and Taio Cruz are among the
other featured performers. Beyonce


is scheduled to perform from Lon-
don, where she's on tour
It may not seem so from that
lineup, but Klein said booking the
show is a challenge because per-
formers frequently are offered
some of their most lucrative gigs of
the year on New Year's Eve. What
Clark has to offer is exposure to a
large audience not often seen this
side of "American Idol."
New Year's Eve also marks the
annual appearance of Clark, once a
ubiquitous presence on television.
A stroke makes it difficult for Clark
to communicate, but he doesn't
want to miss this show, Klein said.
"Dick is still Dick Clark," he
said. "His communication is a lit-
tle bit more difficult, but he's still
involved in contemporary music.
He listens to a lot, he knows a lot,
he's still involved in the produc-
tion. This is very important to him.
This is one of his children."


Five memorable Streep performances


CHRISTY LEMIRE
AP Movie Critic


settled LOS ANGELES How
,ANS do you choose the best
ANS -- Meryl Streep perform-
ho played ances? It's like trying to de-
Hpett on the cide what kind of ice cream
Hillbillies is best- it's pretty much al-
hassed her ways going to be great, and
tled her while there may be a couple
lawsuit flavors you don't like as
over a much, you're never going to
Barbie say no to ice cream. Usually,
doll that you'll actively seek it out,
uses the and you'll be glad you did.
charac- That tortured metaphor
name and helps set up an analysis of
likname and Streep's staggeringly es-
likeness. teemed career, with her lat-
An at- est transformative wonder
ess Donna her portrayal of former
she settled British Prime Minister Mar-
toymaker garet Thatcher in "The Iron
sday Dou- Lady" in theaters this
0. Details of weekend. Weirdly, Streep
. Details of finds herself in the role of
Were con- sentimental favorite as a po-
yed the tential Oscar nominee;
oyed the while she has more nomina-
nomboy for tions than any other actor or
as ot ae actress in Academy Awards
bout a history with 16, she hasn't
mily that won since "Sophie's
* moves to Choice" nearly 30 years ago.
So instead of choosing her
CBS Con- "best" performances, I'll go
ts Inc. and with my five favorites. Dig in:
ended B er b "Kramer vs. Kramer"
hnents, CBS (1979): It's a supporting role,
imenthy Cdid one which earned her the
d they did- first of her two Academy
K because Awards the film won five
olds exclu- Oscars total, including best
he picture but she is com-
pletely in control of every
From wire reports scene in which she appears.


Your Birthday: It's likely that in the year ahead you will ex-
perience a significant improvement in your personal rela-
tionships. One of the biggest causes of this is that
someone who is jealous of you and has caused you com-
plications will be leaving the scene.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Write down any special in-
structions being given to you instead of trusting them to
memory. It's far less embarrassing than having to go back
and ask for them a second time.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) The best way to make a
concerted effort to be money-conscious is to think about
how much you're spending and for what ends, before mak-
ing that expensive purchase.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Strive to be self-sufficient,
because someone who you think is a staunch helper might
suddenly abandon you when the job gets even the slightest
bit tough. Don't depend on anyone.


Here she's in the tricky posi-
tion of playing someone we
should hate from the start: a
housewife who walks out on
her workaholic husband
(Dustin Hoffman) and their
young son (Justin Henry). As
a wife and mother of a little
boy myself now, it seems un-
fathomable. But Streep
turns a character who could
have been a monster into a
fully realized woman with
needs and complexities, and
somehow makes her a sym-
pathetic figure.
"Sophie's Choice"
(1982): The accent, the
agony: This performance set
the standard for Streep's
wholly convincing immer-
sive abilities, and it earned
her the Academy Award for
best actress. As a beautiful
Polish refugee with a haunt-
ing secret, Streep is both be-
guiling and heartbreaking.
This is a larger-than-life fig-
ure from William Styron's
novel but Streep makes her
tantalizingly real in delicate
ways. And the moment
when she has to make the
choice of the film's title is
just devastating.
"Adaptation." (2002):
What makes this perform-
ance so irresistible is that
Streep isn't so obviously
"acting." She lets loose,
takes chances and gen-
uinely seems to be enjoying
herself. She's smack in the
middle of writer Charlie
Kaufman and director
Spike Jonze's giddy, trippy
funhouse, playing writer


Today's HOROSCOPE

Aries (March 21-April 19) Don't put off an important
chore that needs to be taken care of immediately. The
longer you let it go, the more the situation will deteriorate.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) If you know that you won't be
welcomed with open arms, don't go anywhere near a cer-
tain person. An encounter would only make you feel worse
than you already do.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) It would be best not to dis-
cuss with anybody the difficulties you're having with a rela-
tive, because talking about it is likely to only make you feel
worse. Put it out of your mind for now.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Your desire will make it diffi-
cult for you to discern between what is reasonable opti-
mism and what is just plain wishful thinking. Don't let
anything cloud your judgment.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Take a second look at a joint
venture that requires money down. Make sure that you're


20th Century Fox/Associated Press
Meryl Streep plays Miranda
Priestly, a capricious and
fear-inspiring fashion editor,
in the film "The Devil Wears
Prada."
Susan Orlean, whose book
"The Orchid Thief"
stumped the real-life Kauf-
man (in real life and as
played by Nicolas Cage)
when it came time for him
to turn it into a screenplay.
Susan herself is fascinated
with an orchid breeder
played by an Oscar-winning
Chris Cooper While she's a
serious author full of inse-
curities at the film's start -


she doesn't know how to feel
passionately about anything
- the way she eventually
chooses to seize upon pleas-
ure and love is disarming.
"The Devil Wears
Prada" (2006): Streep is just
withering here. That mono-
logue about the significance
of the color cerulean alone
makes this movie worth
watching. But the entire
performance is a delightful
reminder that, when given
the chance, she can be a
master of biting comedy As
Miranda Priestly, a tower-
ing, Anna Wintour-style
fashion magazine editor,
Streep could have been a
cartoony caricature of high
style and low manners. In-
stead, Streep finds the sub-
tlety within her character's
cruelty and brings her bril-
liantly to life.
"Mamma Mia!" (2008):
This may seem like a weird
choice. It did for Streep, as
well. But while this ABBA-
palooza can be cringe-induc-
ing, Streep is just radiant.
Watching the woman who is
considered the greatest ac-
tress of our time writhing
around in overalls on top of a
barn or belting out numbers
in a sparkly, spandex jump-
suit and platform boots is a
hoot Streep was a fan of the
Broadway show, which is ob-
vious. And as she'd demon-
strated in bits and pieces in
previous films, she really
can sing. We're still search-
ing for that elusive thing
Streep doesn't do well.


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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Be careful not to underesti-
mate persons with whom you are negotiating a critical mat-
ter. You might be an extremely good horse trader, but they
could be sharper still.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Don't put up with someone
constantly looking over your shoulder, especially if you're
working on a tedious task that requires concentration. It's
too distracting.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) If you find yourself in a social
situation where one person in particular seems to be get-
ting all the limelight, don't let your fury show. Get the atten-
tion of others by complimenting them.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Finding a scapegoat to
blame for all the problems you are encountering will only
make you look weak. No one is perfect, not even you, so
make light of your difficulties.


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4-of-5 439 $89
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Today in
HISTORY

Today is Friday, Dec. 30,
the 364th day of 2011. There
is one day left in the year.
Today's Highlight:
On Dec. 30, 1936, the
United Auto Workers union
staged its first "sit-down"
strike at the General Motors
Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in
Flint, Mich. (The strike lasted
until Feb. 11, 1937.)
On this date:
In 1853, the United States
and Mexico signed a treaty
under which the U.S. agreed
to buy some 45,000 square
miles of land from Mexico for
$10 million in a deal known
as the Gadsden Purchase.
In 1922, Vladimir I. Lenin
proclaimed the establishment
of the Union of Soviet Social-
ist Republics.
In 1948, the Cole Porter
musical "Kiss Me, Kate"
opened on Broadway.
Ten years ago: Ar-
gentina's interim president,
Adolfo Rodriguez Saa, re-
signed after seven days in of-
fice, charging that his
Peronist party had aban-
doned him.
Five years ago: Iraqis
awoke to news that Saddam
Hussein had been hanged;
victims of his three decades
of autocratic rule took to the
streets to celebrate.
One year ago: Former Is-
rael President Moshe Katsav
was convicted of raping an
employee when he was a
Cabinet minister (he is serv-
ing a seven-year sentence).
Today's Birthdays: Actor
Russ Tamblyn is 77. Baseball
Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax
is 76. Actor Jack Riley is 76.
Actor Fred Ward is 69.
Singer-musician Michael Ne-
smith is 69. Singer Davy
Jones is 66. Singer Patti
Smith is 65. Rock singer-mu-
sician Jeff Lynne is 64. TV
host Meredith Vieira is 58.
Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is
56. Actress Patricia Kalember
is 55. Country singer Suzy
Bogguss is 55. "Today" show
co-host Matt Lauer is 54. Ac-
tress-comedian Tracey Ull-
man is 52. Radio-TV
commentator Sean Hannity
is 50. Sprinter Ben Johnson
is 50. Actor George Newbern
is 48. Singer Jay Kay
(Jamiroquai) is 42. Actor
Daniel Sunjata is 40. Golfer
Tiger Woods is 36. TV per-
sonality-boxer Laila Ali is 34.
Singer-actor Tyrese Gibson
is 33. Actress Eliza Dushku is


31. Rock musician Tim Lopez
(Plain White T's) is 31. Ac-
tress Kristin Kreuk is 29. NBA
player LeBron James is 27.
Thought for Today: "The
meek shall inherit the earth
- if that's all right with you."
- Anonymous.












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MOVIE CRITICS' TOP 10 MOVIES FOR 2011













LOTION PICTURES


Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Seth Rogen portray friends in the film "50/50." It was the only film that movie writers Christy Lemire and David
Germain agreed belongs in their respective top 10 movies of the year for 2011. Each critic selected nine other films for his and her lists.

"50/50" only film to make both AP writers lists as a top movie for 2011


Associated Press
LOS ANGELES Associated
Press reviewers Christy Lemire
and David Germain saw the same
films in 2011, but they clearly
weren't seeing the same pictures.
They usually have a fair
amount of overlap in their top 10
lists, but this time, they agreed on
only one film. Here are their
picks.
The top 10 films of 2011, ac-
cording to AP Movie Critic
Christy Lemire:
1. "Martha Marcy May Mar-
lene" The year's most haunt-
ing film, with a star-making
performance from Elizabeth
Olsen as a young woman who
struggles to assimilate into the
outside world after fleeing a cult.
Writer-director Sean Durkin,
making his astoundingly confi-
dent feature debut, cuts seam-
lessly between the psychological
abuse of her past and the para-
noia of the present. Olsen's
placid, open face reveals nothing
and yet suggests seething tor-
ment. And as the group's creepy,
charismatic leader, John Hawkes
radiates menace without ever
raising his voice.
2. "50/50"- It's a comedy about
cancer, which would sound like a
tricky proposition, but director
Jonathan Levine has crafted a
film that's uproariously funny,
and he finds just the right tone
every time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
stars as a young man who learns
he has a rare tumor on his spine,
one he has a 50-percent chance of
surviving; friends and family try
to help and usually end up saying
or doing the wrong thing. Comedy
writer Will Reiser based the
script on his own cancer diagno-
sis in his 20s, and his words are
filled with dark humor and a wry
recognition of the gravity of this
situation, but also with real
tenderness.
3. "The Myth of the American
Sleepover" No one saw this
movie. It was only in theaters for
a few weeks and it didn't even
make $40,000. And that is such a
shame, because not a single mo-
ment rings false in this quietly
observant, gently insightful fea-
ture debut from writer-director
David Robert Mitchell. He's
taken a genre that's overly famil-
iar the all-night teen dramedy
- and made it feel refreshing
and new. He also made it look ef-
fortless. By assembling a cast of
unknowns, some of whom had
never acted before, he creates a
warm aura of authenticity and
naturalism.
4. "The Tree of Life" Bold,
gorgeous, ambitious, self-indul-
gent, maddening Terrence


Malick's opus about nothing less
than the origin of the universe is
all these things and so much
more. But it's also unlike any-
thing you've ever seen and it's
sure to alter your mood long after
it's over If you're open to letting
the impressionistic imagery
wash over you, to allowing your-
self to get sucked into the film's
rhythms and fluidly undulating
tones, you'll be wowed. Brad Pitt
gives one of the best perform-
ances of his career as a stern fa-
ther of three boys in 1950s Texas
and Jessica Chastain is lovely as
his playful, doting wife.
5. "Bellflower" -Evan Glodell
directed, wrote, co-produced, co-
edited and stars in this ultra-low
budget film his first feature -
which essentially suggests that
getting your heart broken is tan-
tamount to the apocalypse. He
takes this notion to incendiary
heights, and in doing so, has
made one of the most wildly cre-
ative movies to come along in a
while. He even built the camera
used to shoot "Bellflower," which
allows for an oversaturation of
colors that vividly reflects his
characters' extremes. His film
subtly morphs from a sweet, idyl-
lic romance to something dan-
gerous and disturbing. He's an
exciting, young filmmaker to
watch.
6. "Melancholia" The best
film Lars von Trier has made in a
while, maybe since "Breaking the
Waves," and yet it's a devastat-
ingly beautiful, operatic mixture
of all his signature themes and vi-
sual schemes. His exploration of
depression is visually sumptu-
ous, featuring a lengthy, wordless,
super-slow-motion prelude that
portends his characters' fate. For
melancholia isn't just a state of
mind but a planet that's hurtling
toward Earth, and Kirsten Dunst
is riveting as the new bride who
welcomes such a catastrophe.
The excellent supporting cast in-
cludes Charlotte Gainsbourg,
Kiefer Sutherland and Stellan
Skarsgard.
7. "Take Shelter" There
seems to be a theme emerging;
here's yet another selection about
the threat of an apocalypse, ei-
ther real or imagined. That's
much of the allure of writer-di-
rector Jeff Nichols' film: It keeps
us guessing until the very end,
and even the ending is open for
interpretation. "Take Shelter" is
both daring thematically and
striking aesthetically, even as it
pierces at the heart of the most
relatable, everyday anxieties we
all experience. And it features a
tremendous lead performance


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Heather Foster
FOSTER
ON FILM


Tintin'


creative,


colorful
Steven Spielberg and
Peter Jackson's ani-
mated adaptation of
Herg6's 1920s comic, "The
Adventures of Tintin," is
magnificent. The creative
brain tanks not only intro-
duce a classic to contem-
porary audiences, but also
make a rock-solid movie.
Maintaining the charac-
ter's cartoonish designs,
the hyper-realistic sur-
faces and motion-capture
animation are jarringly
lifelike. Though "Tintin"
can thrive on visuals, the
cockamamie plot and
loveable personalities
give it heart Who can pass
up a nerdy adventure?
Young investigative
journalist Tintin (Jamie
Bell) and his dog, Snowy,
are history buff justice
seekers with a knack for
trouble. So, it's no surprise
when Tintin purchases a
model of the Unicorn ship,
he becomes tangled in
brutal conspiracy
The nefarious
Sakharine (Daniel Craig)
is desperate to snatch the
world's three Unicorn
models as clues for the
lost Haddock treasure.
While grappling with
Sakharine, Tintin frees
Captain Haddock (Andy
Serkis) and helps him re-
claim his inheritance.
Just shy of two hours,
"Tintin's" swashbuckling
glitz feels long-winded at
points, but golden
moments make it
worthwhile.
Spielberg's "Indiana
Jones" outlook saturates
the film with a sense of
wonder The film starts
with a Herg6-likeness
drawing beefed-up, CG
versions of his characters,
opening the "Tintin" uni-
verse created decades
ago. Charmed by Tintin's
brainy heroics, Captain
Haddock's endurance,
Snowy's tail-wagging cute-
ness and detectives
Thompson and Thomson's
bumbling mishaps you
can see why the series
lasted as long as it did.
Shallow as it sounds,
the film's look ensnared
me.
For some reason, the
CG imagery is more ap-
parent in previews but the
full-out movie is seamless.
Other animations such as
"Rango" ooze with lus-
cious detail, but the fan-
tastic animal frames are a
giveaway
Still stylized, something
to the "Tintin" characters
kept me second-guessing
myself. Perhaps it was ac-
curate proportions, lus-
trous skin or freakishly
convincing animation -
many times they seemed
like live actors. Then
some character would
face the "camera" and
have an inhumanly round
nose or beady eyes to re-
veal the artist's touch. Get-
ting immersed in the
bizarre, almost-real
"Tintin" aesthetic felt en-
tirely new.
All in all, "The Adven-
tures of Tintin" is an en-
chanting movie. I highly
recommend it and give it
an A.
With a running time of
107 minutes, "Tintin" is
rated PG for action vio-
lence, some drunkenness
and brief smoking.
U
Heather Foster is a jun-
ior at the University of
Florida.


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C2 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011

THEATER
Auditions for "The Last
Dance of Dr. Disco," a
March dinner theater mystery
production by Encore En-
semble Theater Inc., will be
from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
8, at The Central Ridge Com-
munity Center in Beverly
Hills. Men and women of all
ages are encouraged to audi-
tion. Singing and dancing
ability is a plus for a show
with a 70s theme. For infor-
mation, call director Jeri Au-
gustine at 352-795-3077.
"The Kids Left, the
Dog Died, Now What?" Jan.
11 through Jan. 22 at the Art
Center Theater. Tickets $18.
Call 352-746-7606.
FESTIVALS
26th Annual Hogge-
towne Medieval Faire, Jan.
28 and 29 and Feb. 4 and 5,
at the Alachua County Fair-
grounds in Gainesville. Spe-
cial School Day celebration
Friday, Feb. 3, features half-
price tickets for guests. Faire
hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays, and
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 3. Admission is $14 for
adults, $7 for children ages 5


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to 17 and free for children
younger than 5. For more in-
formation, call 352-334-ARTS
or visit www.gvlcultural
affairs.org.
MUSEUMS
"Phosphate Boom
Years in Citrus County" ex-
hibit opens at 5:30 p.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 2 and runs through
spring 2012 at Floral City
Heritage Museum. Exhibit
features the history of the
phosphate industry in Citrus
County and includes new
photos and artifacts. The Mu-
seum is open for free from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday
and Saturday and is in the
new Town Center at 8394 E.
Orange Avenue/County Road
48. For more information,
visit www.floralcityhc.org or
call council chairman and
museum director Frank Pe-
ters at 352-860-0101, email
the-fchc@hotmail.com. Spe-
cial viewing can be arranged.
University of Florida's
project "Explore Research,"
is a new interactive multime-
dia exhibit at the Florida Mu-
seum of Natural History on
the UF campus. Exhibit fea-
tures short videos updated
monthly and an interactive


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Special to the Chronicle
"For the Love of the Sea: Watercolors of Philip Steel"
opens Jan. 21 and exhibits 35 original paintings pro-
duced by the award-winning New England artist whose
nautical-themed works reflect his knowledge of the sea
and deep respect for those who make a living from the
ocean.


Smart Board to engage visi-
tors in the journey of scientific
discovery at UF, including its
relevance and benefits.
Through December, the ex-
hibit showcases a UF Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine
program developing strate-
gies to anesthetize and free
right whales entangled in lob-
ster traps. It includes a video,
displays that show some of
the tools researchers are
using and an interactive
touchscreen activity related
to whales.
The museum is at 3215
Hull Road, east of S.W. 34th
Street in the University of
Florida Cultural Plaza in
Gainesville. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1 to 5
p.m. Sunday. For information,
visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu or call
352-846-2000.
"Scenes from the
South: American Art from
the Collection of James
Fuller" and "For the Love
of the Sea: Watercolors of
Philip Steel" are showcased
in January at the Appleton
Museum of Art, College of
Central Florida.
"Scene from the South"
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landscapes of the southern
U.S. painted by some of the
country's finest artists.
Daily admission to the Ap-
pleton Museum is $6 for
adults; $4 for seniors 55 or
better and students 19 and
over; $3 for youths ages 10-
18; and free for members,
CF students, children age 9
and under, and active military
personnel and their immedi-
ate families.
"Katharine Hepburn:
Dressed for Stage and
Screen" exhibit runs through
Jan. 22, atAppleton Museum
of Art, College of Central
Florida. Exhibit features more
than 40 costumes and per-
formance clothes from the
screen legend's personal col-
lection. Admission $6 for
adults; $4 for seniors and
students 19; $3 for youths
ages 10-18. For information
call (352) 291-4455 or visit
www.AppletonMuseum.org.
Coastal Heritage Mu-
seum tours, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Tuesday through Satur-
day, Coastal Heritage Mu-
seum, 532 Citrus Ave.,
Crystal River. Extended
hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the
second Saturday monthly.
Free. 352-795-1755.


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DANCE
Afternoon tea dances
and classical ballroom music,
twice a month at the commu-
nity centers, hosted by dee-
jay Sapphire. On the second
Wednesday monthly, the tea
dance is at Central Citrus
Community Center, 2804 W.
Marc Knighton Court,
Lecanto 352-527-5993, at
1:30 to 4 p.m. On the last Fri-
day monthly, the tea dance is
at West Citrus Community
Center, 8940 W. Veterans
Drive, Homosassa, 352-795-
3831, from 2 to 4 p.m.
$5 per person with a por-
tion of the proceeds to benefit
In-Home Senior Services.
This is an all-year, ongoing
ballroom dance.
Spirit of Citrus
Dancers' dances are at the
Kellner Auditorium Jewish
Center in Beverly Hills. Doors
open at 6:45 p.m. A compli-
mentary dance lesson at 7
p.m.; general dancing from
7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission $6
for members; $9 for nonmem-
bers. Ice and coffee provided;
sodas and bottled water are
available for a small fee. For
information, call Barb and
Jack at 352-344-1383 or
Kathy at 352-726-1495 or
visit www.socdancers.org.
New Year's Eve dance
tickets on sale now for $25;
four tables of eight and one
of 16 are set aside for sin-
gles. Chances for giveaways
from local businesses. Call
Linda at 352-464-0004 or
352-746-7560.
Ballroom and Latin
Dance Social, 7 to 10 p.m.
every other Saturday, at
Beverly Hills Recreation Cen-
ter, 77 Civic Circle. Free half-
hour lesson at 7 p.m. Free
snacks and beverages. Cost
$8 per person. Call 352-746-
5845 or visit www.ballroom
socials.com.
Allan O'Neal sings and
deejays every first and third
Saturday at Citrus County
Builders Association, 1196 S.
Lecanto Hwy. (County Road
491 across from Havana
House Cafe) Lecanto. He will
also sings and deejays on
New Year's Eve by advance
ticket purchase only. $35 per
person. Call Linda at 352-
464-0004 or 352-746-7560.
The next dinner dance is
Jan. 7. Cost $10 per person
at the door. Call Linda at 352-
464-0004 in advance for
group savings. For 2012
dance schedule, visit
www.eventsolutionsbylinda.


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Mixer Dance 8 to 11
p.m. first and third Fridays
monthly at Lake Panasoffkee
Recreation Center, 1582 C.R.
459 (off C.R. 470). Live
music. Everyone welcome,
singles and couples. Finger
foods welcome, soda is pro-
vided. Sponsored by Sumter
Singles. 352-424-1688.
Sumter Singles and
Couples dinner dance, 7:30
to 10:30 p.m. the first and third
Friday monthly at Lake
Panasoffkee Recreation Park
in the blue building at 1582
County Road 459 off County
Road 470. Lee Ann Noel Band
will provide music Jan. 6.
Dances open to the public,
married, couples and singles,
and groups from churches and
RV parks. All ages welcome.
No alcohol. Finger foods or
soda welcome. For informa-
tion, call 352-424-1688.
Roaring Twenties tea
dance, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the
Central Citrus Community
Center and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 27, at the West Citrus
Community Center. Both
dances are $5 per person and
a portion of the proceeds go to
In-Home Senior Services. For
information, call Kris 352-527-
5993 at Central Citrus, 2804
Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto,
or Brenda at 352-795-3831 at
West Citrus, 8940 W. Veter-
ans Drive, Homosassa.
Loyal Order of Moose
dinner dance, for members
and qualified guests, 5:30
p.m. Friday, Inverness
Lodge 2112 in Inverness.
352-726-2112.
Line dancing classes
with Kathy Reynolds, 1 to
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, East Cit-
rus Community Center, 9907
E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, In-
verness. $3 per class. 352-
344-9666.
Country Line dancing
classes, 9 to 11 a.m. Thurs-
days at Beverly Hills Recre-
ation Center. $3
nonmembers. 352-746-4882
or 352-527-3738.
Citrus Squares, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Fellowship Hall of
the First United Methodist
Church of Dunnellon, 21501
W. State Road 40, Dunnel-
Ion. 352-489-1785 or 352-
465-2142.
SPECIAL INTEREST
Universal Orlando's
Holidays celebration from
Dec. 3 to Jan. 1 includes:
"Grinchmas Wholiday
Spectacular," live stage show


Swing in the new year


Special to the Chronicle
Encore Swing Band free spaghetti dinner and dance will
be Saturday, Dec. 31. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and re-
main open all evening long. The celebration is in the cafe6
building of Calvary Chapel Church of Inverness, 960 U.S.
41 in Inverness, near the county fairgrounds. Encore
Swing Band will provide music all evening. For more
information, call director Chaz lannaci at 352-464-4153
or co-director David Morgan at 352-302-3742.



Citrus Springs New Year's Eve Ball, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat-
urday, Dec. 31. Event includes music, dancing, entertainment and
a formal dinner. For tickets and information, call 352-465-7007.


at Islands of Adventure.
Macy's Holiday Parade
at Universal Studios Florida.
For more information, visit
www.UniversalOrlando.com/
holidays.
The Florida Chapter of
the National Historical
Novel Society meets at 1
p.m. the first Saturday
monthly at Central Ridge Li-
brary in Beverly Hills. For
more information, call Marian
Fox at 352-726-0162.
Mandalas series by
Nature Coast Unitarian Uni-
versalists, at 7633 No.
Florida Ave, Citrus Springs.
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday,
Jan. 8 Sunday Service will
be a talk by Patricia Kittle-
man, a student and teacher
of the mandala.
At 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
15, 22 and 29 locals have
opportunity to learn how to
draw your a personal mandala
for enjoyment, relaxation and
meditation. Jan Hitchcock to
lead each art class. Cost $10.
Sign up by calling Pam at
352-489-3545.
Crystal River Preserve
State Park boat tour, 10:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays,
Crystal River Preserve State
Park Visitor Center. $10 for


adults; $8 for children age
7 to 12; free, children 6 and
younger. Tickets go on sale
in the Preserve Visitor Cen-
ter one hour prior to depar-
ture; arrive no less than 15
minutes prior to departure.
352-563-0450 from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday or www.crystalriver
stateparks.org.
Crystal River of Life
Coffee House, Christian
Fellowship, conversation
and music from 7 to 9:30
p.m. Friday, Village Cafe,
789 N.E. Fifth St., State
Road 44. 352-817-6879.
College of Central
Florida's 2011-12 Interna-
tional Film Series:
Jan. 10 "La Grande
Voyage"
Jan. 17 "The King's
Speech"
Films will be shown at 2
p.m. Tuesday at the Apple-
ton Museum of Art, College
of Central Florida, 4333 E.
Silver Springs Blvd., and 7
p.m. at the CF Ocala Cam-
pus, Building 8, Room 110,
3001 S.W. College Road.
The viewing is free at CF. At
the Appleton, viewers must
pay museum admission.
For information about mem-
bership, call 352-873-5808.


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Fasten seat belt


for fourth sequel


It's widely
known se-
quels are al-
most never as -
good as the orig- -
inal. But for the
"Mission Impos-
sible" series,
this wasn't nec-
essarily the
case. The sec- Liam
ond and third CASHIV
installments MOV
each brought
more explosive effects and
stunts, and more diabolical
villains to the mix.
However, when I heard a
fourth film was in produc-
tion, I had my doubts. Even
if sequels are better than
the original, a franchise
that ventures past a trilogy
is rarely guaranteed suc-
cess. But with the great
marketing campaign and
director Brad Bird ("The
Incredibles") heading up
the project, I remained op-
timistic. Not only is "Mis-
sion Impossible: Ghost
Protocol" a great addition
to the spy genre, it's the
best film of the series.
IMF Agent Ethan Hunt's
(Tom Cruise) latest mission
has landed him in a Russian
prison, but he doesn't seem
to be worried. He knows
agents Jane Carter (Paula
Patton) and Benji Dunn
(Simon Pegg) will soon
break him out, and they do,
in quite an explosive way
Hunt escapes only to find
out another agent was killed
while investigating a man
with the codename
"Cobalt" Hunt and his team
then infiltrate the Kremlin
to acquire files on "Cobalt,"
but are forced to evacuate
when an unknown group
bombs the building. The
Russians then place the
blame on the IMF and as a
result, the organization is
disbanded. However, the
three agents are given the
chance to "escape" to con-
tinue their investigation,
and now Hunt must go
against all of Russia to pre-
vent a madman from start-
ing a nuclear war
What drives every Mis-
sion Impossible film are the
brilliant stunts and action
sequences and "Ghost Pro-
tocol" boasts the most jaw-
dropping ones yet. To give
an example, the film shot


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while the iconic theme song
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This installment has fre-
quent and intense hand-to-
hand fighting, chase scenes
and explosions.
It's one wild ride.
Also, don't expect "Ghost
Protocol" to just be an-
other predictable action
flick. While many sequels
reuse plot points from ear-
lier films, "Ghost Protocol"
features a new, suspense-
ful story that will keep you
guessing what will happen
next, just the same as the
previous three. A great
thing about the plot is it
welcomes those who
haven't seen the first three,
avoiding conversations and
lingering plot points con-
cerning the previous films
that would easily confuse a
newcomer to the series.
Director Brad Bird's most
famous film, "The Incredi-
bles," had many elements of
a spy-thriller, so hiring him
to direct a film that is part of
one of the most iconic spy
franchises of all time was an
excellent move. And he suc-
ceeded not only in amping
up the action of the stunts,
but providing a fresh story,
a great set of new charac-
ters and one of the best ac-
tion blockbusters of the
year. I give it three and a
half stars out of four
"Mission Impossible:
Ghost Protocol" has a run-
ning time of two hours and
13 minutes and is rated PG-
13 for sequences of intense
action and violence.

Liam Cash is a junior at
Seven Rivers Christian
School in Lecanto. For
more from his blog,
"Cashmoney Movies," visit
http://cashmoneymovies.
blogspot.com.


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ART CLASSES
Classes at The Pink
House Art Studio, 8300 E.
Magnolia, Floral City. For in-
formation or to register, email
pinkhouseart@gmail.com or
call Thelma Noble at 352-
726-2431.
Beaded Bracelet Class,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 12. Instructor Marcia
Balonis. Student choice of
one from Trio of Bracelets.
Cost $20 including materials.
Beginners welcome. Prepaid
advance registration required
by Jan. 10. For information or
to register call Thelma at
352-726-2431.
NewAfternoon Needle
Arts Group, 12: 30 to 4:30
p.m., second and fourth
Tuesday monthly. Group be-
gins Jan. 10. All hand needle
arts welcome such as knit-
ting, crochet, embroidery, tat-
ting, etc. Bring needle art
project and $2. Tea and cof-
fee provided. For information
or to register, call Thelma at
352-726-2431.
The Florida Artists
Gallery, at 7737 S. Old Floral
City Road, Floral City, offers
several art classes taught by
local artists. For more infor-
mation about the classes, call
352-344-9300 or visit www.
Floridaartistsgallery.com. Up-
coming classes include:
Experience landscape
painting with acrylics, 1 to 3
p.m. Tuesday, beginners to
advanced. $15 per session.
To register, call instructor
Connie Townsend at 352-
400-9757.
Acrylics and Oils paint-
ing class, 1 to 3 p.m. every
Tuesday with Connie
Townsend for beginners to
advanced. Cost $15 per ses-
sion. For information, call
Connie at 352-400-9757 or
email ConnieTown@aol.com.
Painting with Watercolor,
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thurs-
days, Jan. 5, 12 and 19. $15
per person if prepaid; $20 at
the door. Instructor Darla
Goldberg. Learn to enjoy the
magic of watercolor painting.
All levels of artists are wel-


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come. Call Darla Goldberg at
352-341-6226.
Drawing with Ann, 10 to
11:45 a.m. Saturday, morn-
ings Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28
and Feb. 11, 18 and 25. $20
per class or $15 if paying in
advance for month. Instruc-
tor Ann Covington. Charcoal,
pencils and color pencils
available. Class size is lim-
ited. For information, call Ann
Covington at 352-726-2979.
Fearless painting with
acrylics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 9. Instructor
Susie LafForsch. Cost $80
with all materials included.
$20 deposit due Saturday,
Jan. 7. Lunch is from noon to
1 p.m. Contact Susi at 352-
726-8710, or laforsche@
tampabay.rr.com
Journaling with Art, 5 to
7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11,
18 and 25. $20 per session.
Instructor Marti Estep. Work
with watercolor, pastel, col-
lage, pen and paint. No art
experience is necessary.
Each session introduces new
media and techniques. Po-
etry is woven throughout.
Contact Marti at artmarti@
tampabay.rr.com or call
352-419-5882.
Life Drawing, 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16
and 23. $10 per person per
class if prepaid or $15 at
door. Instructor Darla Gold-
berg. Live model for class
and a small model fee will be
collected. Primarily a drawing
class, but students can bring
what ever medium they like.
No photography permitted.
Call Darla Goldberg at 352-
341-6226.
PICASA Photo Improve-
ment Workshop, 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 and
26. $45 for the two sessions.
Instructor Gary Kuhl. "Practi-
cal application" workshops
with plenty of "online" demon-
strations of how to improve
the quality of photographs
using free software accessi-
ble to anyone with the capa-
bility of online hookup to
Google. One opportunity for
"outdoor" photo shoot in area


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Marti Estep will be artist of the month in January at the
Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City. A reception will be
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the gallery. Estep is
also conducting a series of workshops at the gallery at
5 p.m. Jan. 11. The workshop on using art in personal
journaling will introduce participants to a variety of art
media and ways to incorporate the art into a journal
process.


(minimal travel time). Contact
Gary at gwkuhl@gmail.com
or 352-232-0923.
College of Central
Florida Citrus Campus of-
fers creative art courses at
Cubby's Art Studio, 1065 N.
Paul Drive in Inverness. Jan-
uary classes include:
Introduction to Glass
Fusing, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 10 through
31. $79. Students will learn
types of glass, layering, and
how to decorate and fire
pieces.
Introduction to Mosaics,
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
through Feb. 1. $50. Stu-
dents will work with glass
mosaics and apply them to a
cement stepping stone; they
will learn everything needed
to create projects at home.


Stained Glass, Begin-
ner/Advanced, 6 to 8:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19
through Feb. 9. $79. Stu-
dents will learn the copper
foil method of stained glass
and will start with a sun-
catcher or a small panel.
To register or for informa-
tion on other noncredit
courses, call 352-249-1210
or visit CFltraining.cf.edu.
The college will be closed
Dec. 21 through Jan. 2 for
winter break. Register on-
line any time at CFltraining.
cf.edu.
Art Center Academy
of the Arts winter classes
begin in January. Classes
include:
Courses for 17-year-
olds to adults:
Painting with Acrylics,
1 p.m. Monday. Instructor


Sharon Harris. Limit of 15
students. Materials not in-
cluded. Call 352-527-9372.
Special Effects with
Acrylics, 3 p.m. Monday. In-
structor Sharon Harris. Limit
of 15 students. Materials not
included.
Dance improv/yoga,
10:30 a.m. Monday. Instruc-
tor Karen Hedley.
*Acting, 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Instructor Mac Harris. Limit of
15 students.
Courses for 8-year-olds
to adults:
Dance Technique/ Im-
prov, 10 a.m. Saturday. In-
structor Jessica Watson.
Limit of 20 students.
Line Dance, 11 a.m.
Saturday. Instructor Chelsey
Rigdon.
Courses for youths ages
7 to 16:
Acting, 4:30 p.m. Mon-
days and Wednesdays. One
course meets twice a week.
Youth Art, Tuesdays. In-
structor Sharon Harris. Limit
of 15 students.
Choral Voice, 4 p.m.
Thursday. Instructor Jackie
Stevio. Limit of 30 students.
Registration is open. Lim-
ited space is available, so
register before Jan. 13 for
winter courses. Academy
fees are $25 for each 12-
week course. For informa-
tion, visit www.artcenter.cc.
To register, call the Art Center
at 352-746-7606.
Watercolor classes
with instructor Pat Sistrand, 9
a.m. Tuesday, Citrus
Springs Community Center.
$10 per class, per person.
Register online at www.citrus
countyfl.org, click on Parks &
Recreation to register.
352-465-7007.
Classes at The Garden
Shed:
Party Time painting
classes, 4 to 6 p.m. every
Sunday. Supplies provided.
Bring food and beverage of
choice. Instructor Ken
Rogers.
Pre-registration required
for classes. To preregister
and for details, call Louise at


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The Garden Shed at 352-
503-7063. The Garden Shed
is at 2423 S. Rockcrusher
Road in Homosassa.
Caligraphy class, 6:30 to
8 p.m. Thursday, for five-
week sessions. Instructor
Gail Wepner. Call Louise
Williams for details at 352-
503-7063.
Art Center of Citrus
County art instruction
classes conducted by private
instructors in January:
Intermediate Water
Color, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday,
starting Jan. 10. Instructor
Ron Affee. Four-week ses-
sion at $50 per session. Call
352-726-3137.
Basic Drawing, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, starting Jan. 10.
Instructor Ron Affee. Four-
week session at $50 per ses-
sion. Call 352- 726-3137.
Oil Painting Techniques,
2 p.m. Wednesday, starting
Jan. 11. Instructor Suzanne
Mahr. Six-week sessions at
$65 session. All levels of ex-
perience. Call 352-465-9391
Contact instructors for in-
formation and to register.
Watercolor classes, 1
to 4 p.m. Wednesday, with
instructor Delores Witt, at
Lorna Jean Gallery, 6136 W.
Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crys-
tal River. Call 352-564-2781
to register.
Jewelry class, Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday,
with all materials included.
Limited to four adults per
class. For information, call
Lorna at Lorna Jean Gallery
at 352-564-2781.
Kids "Art & Craft" for
ages 8 through 12 from 3 to 5
p.m. Saturday at Lorna
Jean Gallery. Projects in-
clude drawing, painting, clay
sculpting and paper projects.
All materials are included.
For information, call Lorna or
Joseph at 352-564-2781.
Drawing 101 classes
for adults and children. Learn
basics with instructor Joseph
Thunderhorse. Individual and
group rates are available. Call
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ARTS & CRAFTS
Spring Hill Art League
and Easy Street Home
Decor will display Valdora
Ward's for the month of De-
cember. Free. Refreshments
served. Free drawing for an
umbrella hand-painted by
Ward Easy Street Home
Decor is at 100 N. Brooksville
Ave., Brooksville. For infor-
mation, call Sandra LaValley
at 352-799-9690.
The Spring Hill Art
League artist Laura Diehm
will have her artwork on dis-
play in December at Art,
Craft, Bridal & Frame. The
store is in Town Square
Shoppers Mall, 3021 U.S. 19,
Spring Hill.
Spring Hill Art League
members Grace Ashcraft,
Beverly Fromal, Sandra La
Valley, Virginia Phillips and
Ellen Snyder will have their
artwork on display at the Ris-
ing Sun Cafe during Decem-
ber. The Rising Sun Cafe is
at 10 South Main St. in
Brooksville. For information,
call Sandra La Valley at 352-
722-9690.
Community Needle-
works Crafters meet at 10
a.m. first Wednesday. All
quilters, knitters and crochet
crafters are welcome. Call
Terri at 352-746-1973.
Sandhill Crane Chap-
ter of the Embroiderers'
Guild of America, 10 a.m. to
2 p.m., first Wednesday
monthly at Faith Evangelical
Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt.
Fair Ave., Brooksville. Bring
lunch. 352-621-6680 (Citrus),
352-666-8350 (Hernando).
"Cleared Hot! An Ex-
clusive and Personal Pho-
tographic Journey into the
U.S. Air Force" will open
Jan. 5 and close Feb. 3, at
Webber Center Gallery, at
College of Central Florida,
Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W.
College Road. Reception will
be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 12, in Webber
Center. Free and open to the
public. Gallery hours are from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday and 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday. For informa-
tion, call 352-873-5809.
Gulfport's First Friday
Art Walk, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 6, over a half-mile up
and down scenic Beach
Boulevard. Third Saturday
Art Walk is 6 to 10 p.m. Jan.
21. Live musicians, including
The New Horizons Band and
others, will appear at venues
throughout the Village. Indus-
trial Art Center continues to
offer "Blow Your Own Glass
Masterpiece" mini classes.
Gulfport Art Walk is the First
Friday and Third Saturday of
every month, year-round.
Parking free. Free trolley
rides available from off-site
parking areas. Pet and family
friendly. For information visit
www.GulfportMA.comor call
866-ART-WALK.
Nature Coast Decora-
tive Artists Chapter of the
Society of Decorative Artists
meets at 9 a.m. the first Satur-
day monthly, at the Weeki
Wachee Senior Center, 3357
Susan Drive, off U.S. 19 and
Toucan Trail, Spring Hill. The
group will have a short meet-
ing, show-and-tell and a birth-
day raffle. It is the White
Elephant sale and soup and
salad lunch. Bring
extra pieces, patterns
and books that have been
stashed in the closet. Price
them and bring them in to sell.
Janelle Johnson, a colored
pencil artist, will be here for a
two-day seminar Jan. 14 and
15. For information, call
Sandy Mihalus 352-688-
4106. Call Andi at 352-666-
909 or Pat at 352-249-7221 or
visit www.ncda-artists.com.
Needlework Fun
Groups, 2 to 4 p.m. first and
third Saturdays monthly,
Wildwood Public Library, 310
S. Palmer Drive, Wildwood.
352-748-1158. els34785@
yahoo.com.
Needlecraft Workshop
of FCNA offers instruction in


quilting, embroidery, knitting,
crochet and more, for begin-
ners to advanced levels at no
charge. This is a group of
needle artists who like to
share knowledge and experi-
ences of their craft. The
group meets from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. the second and fourth
Tuesday monthly at the Flo-
ral City Community House
(between the library and the
museum) on Orange Avenue.
Call Beth for more informa-
tion at 352-344-5896.
Citrus Watercolor Club
meeting, 1 p.m. second Fri-
day monthly, United Methodist
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Inverness. $5. 352-382-8973
or 352-622-9352.
Manatee Haven Deco-
rative Artists chapter of the
National Society of Decorative
Painters, meets second Sat-
urday monthly at 8089 W.
Pine Bluff St., Crystal River.
352-563-6349, 352-861-8567.
www.mhdartists.com.
Art Center of Citrus
County's regular gallery
hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday. For infor-
mation, call Jackie Huband at
352-746-4089. The Art Center
of Citrus County is at 2644 N.
Annapolis Ave., Hernando.
Brooksville City Hall Art
Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday
except holidays at 201 Howell
Ave., Brooksville. Call 352-
540-3810.
Music
Downtown
Countdown, a free New
Year's Eve celebration con-
cert, 9 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at
Bo Diddley Community
Plaza, on the corner of
Southeast First Street and
East University Avenue.
Headlining the concert is the
band Fast Lane. This six-
piece band plays a blend of
R&B, funk, soul and rock and
roll. Opening for Fast Lane is
the group Couch Messiahs.
This Gainesville based band
plays a varied mix of classic
rock, Americana roots music,
R&B and country alternative.
For more information or to
schedule an interview, please
contact David Ballard at 352-
393-8746.
5th & Blues, 5 p.m. to
midnight, Dec. 31, on the
courthouse square in historic
downtown Brooksville, at 20 N.
Main Street. To bands will play,
plus all the jammers who show
up. To jam, contact William at
turboford@tampabay.rr.com or
352-540-5838.
Audition to become a
member of The Central
Florida Master Choir. Ability
to read music, harmonize
and match pitch required
along with prioritizing re-
hearsals and performances.
Call Hal McSwain at 352-
237-3035 or 352-615-7677 to
schedule an audition. Visit
www.cfmasterchoir.com.
Woodview Coffee
House, at 2628 Woodview
Lane, Lecanto, in fellowship
hall of Unity Church of Citrus
County, opens with a Talent
Showcase of area musicians,
starting when doors open at
6:30 p.m. Featured performers
appear at 8 p.m. Admission $5
per person. Refreshments
available. In the new season,
Woodview Coffee House will
sometimes appear at the Old
Courthouse in Inverness. Fea-
tured season performers and
dates include:
Jan. 6 Rod MacDon-
ald at Unity Church Fellowship
Hall. Admission $7 per person.
MacDonald's resemblance to
Bob Dylan is striking.
Feb. 3 perennial audi-
ence favorites Deux Oh! will
perform.
For more information www.
woodviewcoffeehouse.org or
Woodview@tampabay.rr.com
or 352-726-9814.
The Chorus of Beverly
Hills will have rehearsals for
its spring concert. Practices
will begin at 10 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 6, in the Sanctuary of the
Beverly Hills Community
Church, 82 Civic Circle.
Singers who register at 10
a.m. may pay the $10 fee


Fiddlin' around


Special to the Chronicle
Kid Fiddlers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at
Circle Square Cultural Center at 8395 S.W. 80th St.,
Ocala. Kid Fiddlers is comprised of a mother and five
children, ages 9 to 20. Cost $10. For more information,
visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.


and receive their music. Re-
hearsals will continue from
10:30 a.m. to noon each
Friday until the concert. For
information, call music
chairman Volena Van Gunst
at 352-746-5680.
Jackie Mason, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7, at Capitol
Theatre. Tickets cost $45
and $35. Call 727-791-
7400 or visit www.atthe
cap.com for information.
International concert
organist David Hart, 3
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at
First United Methodist
Church, 1126 E. Silver
Springs Blvd., (State Road
40), Ocala. Admission is
free but a free-will offering
will be taken. For informa-
tion, call 352-537-0207.
Garrison Doles and
Sabal, 2 to 4:45 p.m. Jan.
8, in Sunday Sampler at
historic Dunnellon Depot,
12061 S. Williams Street,
Dunnellon. Check out Doles
at www.garrisondoles.com.
Sabal is comprised of Carly
Bak, Fred Figueroa, Craig
Daniel Hardin and Kevin
McCann. Checkout Sabal
at www.facebook.com/
sabalswampgroove. Dona-
tion is $10 at the door.
Complimentary refresh-
ments are served at inter-
mission. For information,
call 352-465-2167.
The Country Sun-
shine Band, 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. Friday, East Cit-
rus Community Center,
9907 East Gulf-to-Lake
Hwy. (State Road 44 East),
Inverness. Call Annie at
352- 465-4860.
John Thomas Tradi-
tional Country Music
Show and Jam, 6 to 9
p.m. Monday weekly, Ox-
ford Community Center,
4027 Main St., Oxford. $5.
352-560-7496.
Pianist and singer
Andrea will perform an ex-
tended engagement in the
east dining room every
Wednesday, Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday begin-
ning at 6 p.m. at The
Boathouse Restaurant,
1935 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal
River, 34429. A dance floor
is now available. No ad-
mission charge. Reserva-
tions are not necessary,
but recommended for din-
ing in the entertainment


room. Call 352-564-9636 for
more information or go to
www.jazzyandrea.com.
Jazz pianist Terry
Coats, 5:30 p.m. every
Thursday through Saturday in
November and December, at
The Olive Tree Restaurant,
963 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S.
19), in Crystal River. Reser-
vations not necessary, but
recommended on weekends.
Call 352-563-0075 or visit.
www.olivetreedining.com.
Crystal River Music in
The Park is looking for any
talented individuals or groups
who would be willing to per-
form for two hours on the third
Saturday of any month. All are
invited to audition. For more
details, call 352-601-3506.
Rehearsals for the Cit-
rus Community Concert
Choir will resume at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Faith
Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 935
S. Crystal Glen Dr., Lecanto,
for the spring session. Fea-
tured music includes the ex-
citing Ed Lojeski composition
"Missa Americana." Inter-
ested singers who would like
to become members, arrive
at 6:30 p.m. We are looking
for basses and tenors. Call
352-212-1746 or visit
www.citruschoir.com.
Gregg Allman, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14, Ruth Eckerd
Hall. Special guest is Jaimoe's
Jasssz Band. Reserved tickets
$69.50, $42.50 and $35. Call
727-791-7400. or visit
www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Gordon Lightfoot, 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Day-
tona Beach Peabody Audito-
rium. $48.65, $67.10.
www.ticketmaster.com.
FARMERS' MARKETS
Dunnellon's First Sat-
urday Village Market, in-
cludes a variety of street
vendors, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. first
Saturday monthly, Dunnel-
Ion's Historic District on West
Pennsylvania Avenue, Cedar
and Walnut streets.
352-465-9200.
Inverness Farmers'
Market, about 30 vendors,
fresh produce, homemade
crafts, baked goods and


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MUSIC REHEARSALS
* Second Sunday Sunset Drum Circle, two hours be-
fore sunset, Sunday, Fort Island Trail Beach Park,
Crystal River, at far end of the beach. Circle begins
an hour and a half before sunset. Bring drums and
percussion instruments (can be a 5-gallon paint
bucket or can filled with beans). Chair necessary,
beverages optional. Charlotte at 352-344-8009 or
Linda at 352-746-0655.
* Encore Swing Band rehearses from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
every Monday at Calvary Chapel Caf6, 900 S. U.S.
41, Inverness. We are seeking a bass guitar player at
this time. For more information, call director Chaz
lannaci at 352-464-4153 or co-director David Mor-
gan at 352-302-3742 or email EncoreSwingBand@
embarqmail.com.
* Chorus of The Highlands, The Citrus County
chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society,
rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday weekly at First
United Methodist Church, 3896 S. Pleasant
Grove Road, Inverness, 34452. All male singers
welcomed to join. For information, call 352-
382-0336.
* Hernando Harmonizers, part of Men's Barbershop
Harmony Society, doors open at 6:45 p.m. and re-
hearsals start at 7 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran
Church fellowship hall, 6363 Commercial Way,
Spring Hill. Written arrangements, training tech-
niques and professional direction provided. Call
352-556-3936 or 352-666-0633 or email BASS
harmonySingR@aol.com.
* Summer Springs Sweet Adeline's Chorus invites
women of all ages to their open rehearsals from
1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran
Church, 10495 Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield.
Chorus membership is not required. Carpool is avail-
able from Inverness. Call Nancy at 352-726-3323 for
information or to schedule a holiday program with a
quartet, ensemble, or whole chorus.
* The Nature Coast Community Band, under the mu-
sical direction of Cindy Hazzard, rehearses from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Citrus County
Canning Plant Auditorium on Southern Street,
Lecanto. Contact Cindy at 352-746-7567 or
nccommunityband@earthlink.net.
* Citrus Community Concert Choir Inc., rehearsals 7
p.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church Fellowship
Hall, Lecanto. New members are welcome to audi-
tion, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Call 352-628-3492.
* Sugarmill Chorale rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday in the choir room at First Baptist Church,
North Citrus Avenue, Crystal River. Enter the building
through the door under the black canopy by the big trees
and exit the same way. Email the director at sugarmill-
choraledirector@yahoo.com or call 352-697-2309.
* Nature Coast Festival Singers' rehearsals, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commer-
cial Way (State Road 50), Weeki Wachee. Shirley at
352-597-2235.
* Marion Civic Chorale rehearses from 6:45 to 9 p.m.
Monday at St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646
S.E. 28th Street in Ocala. Repertoire this "semester"
will be Holocaust Cantata. Call 352-342-1796, 352-
537-0207 or email wayne@fumcocala.org.
* The Central Florida Master Choir is auditioning for
all voices, particularly tenors and basses. Rehearsals
are at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Countryside Presbyterian
Church, 7768 State Road 200, in Ocala. Call 352-
615-7677 to schedule an audition.
* The Ocala Accordion Club, meets and performs the
last Wednesday monthly Cherrywood Club House,
6253 S.W. 100th Loop, Ocala. Free. Call 352-854-
6236. Email FLACCASSOC@bellsouth.net. www.
accordions.com/florida.
Music rehearsals run at least once a month, space permitting.


more, 8 a.m. to noon, first
and third Saturdays monthly,
Inverness Government Cen-
ter parking lot. 352-726-2611.
Market Day with Art &
Treasures, an outdoor event
with plants, produce, arts,
crafts, collectibles and more,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. second Sat-
urdays on the grounds of
Heritage Village, 657 N. Cit-
rus Ave., Crystal River. Call
352- 564-1400.
Saturday at the
Market, Farmers' market, 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
weekly, in front of the historic
Courthouse, downtown
Brooksville. 352-428-4275.
Circle Square Com-
mons Farmers' Market new
fall/winter hours, from 4 to 7
p.m. Thursday. Winter hours


end in May. Find fresh sea-
sonal produce, flowers,
plants, fresh baked goods,
handmade soaps, delicious
pies and more. Weekly cook-
ing demonstrations begin at 6
p.m. Circle Square Commons
is adjacent to On Top of the
World Communities at 8405
S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. For
information, call 352-854-
3670 or visit www.Circle
SquareCommonsFarmers
Market.com.
Gulfport Tuesday
Fresh Market, includes fresh
produce, seafood, art, live
entertainment, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. every Tuesday, Gulfport
waterfront district (Beach
Boulevard). http://gulfport-
florida.us/tuesday-morning-
fresh-market.





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Associated Press
Actresses in the film "Bridesmaids" include, from left, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig. AP movie critic Christy
Lemire picked the Judd Aptow-directed film as one of her top 10 movies for 2011. The movie has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award in the comedy movie category.


MOVIE
Continued from Page C1

from Michael Shannon as a
husband and father in rural
Ohio whose nightmares
grow more vivid and urgent.
8 "Hell and Back Again"
- Director and photogra-
pher Danfung Dennis has
crafted a documentary about
the war in Afghanistan with
the mesmerizing, dreamlike
artistry of a feature film. And
yet he maintains the bracing,
intimate realism needed to
authentically tell a story
about battle, survival and re-
demption. Dennis' structure
is similar to that of "Martha
Marcy May Marlene." He
jumps back and forth be-
tween a 25-year-old Marine
sergeant's return to his
North Carolina hometown
and the mission that left him
seriously wounded. He is so
in the thick of things, he'll re-
peatedly make you wonder
how he got that amazing
shot.
9. "Beginners" Cute
narrative gimmicks abound
here, ones that might have
seemed too cloying or self-
conscious, but writer-direc-
tor Mike Mills makes it all
work with humor and
poignancy He also draws
lovely, natural performances
from Christopher Plummer
and Ewan McGregor as a fa-
ther and son who are finally
getting to know each other,
truly, toward the end of the
father's life. And Melanie
Laurent, who was so striking
as the daring theater owner
in "Inglorious Basterds,"
shows a softer side here, and
an effortless gift for comedy,
as the young woman who
teaches McGregor's charac-
ter how to fall in love, for
once, as a grown-up.
10. "Bridesmaids" Di-
rector Paul Feig's film takes
the typically cliched wed-
ding movie genre and com-
pletely upends it and
reinvents it into something
surprisingly daring and
alive. But it also takes the
Judd Apatow-style buddy
comedy, with its mixture of
raunchiness, neurosis and
sentimentality, and tailors it
to female experiences and


sensibilities. That the film
achieves both of these ambi-
tious goals simultaneously
while remaining (mostly) hi-
larious is a testament to the
power of Kristen Wiig as co-
writer and star, and to the
awesomely eclectic ensem-
ble cast of strong comedi-
ennes who surround her.
mmm
The top 10 films of 2011,
according to AP Movie
Writer David Germain:
1. "The Artist" Enough
with 3-D. Enough with super
widescreen Technicolor.
Enough with all the talking.
Cinema finally is back
where it belongs with this
boxy, black-and-white, silent
gem about a 1920s screen
idol whose career is muz-
zled by the talkies. Director
Michel Hazanavicius lets us
all in on his wondrous
dream, a film whose every
moment delights with grand
visual tableaux, lush music,
ageless performances by
Jean Dujardin and Berenice
Bejo and the most adorable
dog this cat lover has ever
seen. Luddites unite. Si-
lence really is golden.
2. "Tinker Tailor Soldier
Spy" Somewhere, Obi-
Wan, er, Alec Guinness is
smiling down on Jedi pro-
t6g6 Gary Oldman. OK, so
Oldman never apprenticed
with Guinness, who did
what seemed the definitive
version of John le Carre's
spymaster George Smiley in
two miniseries 30 years ago.
But Oldman makes the role
completely his own, inhabit-
ing Smiley's stillness and
impenetrability, somehow
conveying the man's subsur-
face passion while barely
twitching a muscle. Director
Tomas Alfredson and his
phenomenal cast tell a
fiercely cerebral, meticu-
lously paced spellbinder,
masterfully compacted from
le Carre's sprawling novel.
3. "Hugo" If we must
have 3-D talking pictures,
they all should be held to
this standard. This is the
only film I've told friends
must be seen in 3-D. Martin
Scorsese makes the third
dimension not just eye-
catching but essential to the
experience. Scorsese's 3-D
enfolds viewers in 1930s


Some of AP movie writer David Germain's top movie picks
for 2011 include "The Artist," top left; "Tinker Tailor Soldier
Spy," top right; and "Hugo," above.


Paris, letting fans walk right
alongside his two child he-
roes as they restore a bitter
old man's faith and sense of
wonder. And what a trip
back to the moon it is to see
Scorsese's affectionate re-
creations of film pioneer
Georges Melies' silent
fantasies.
4. "Le Havre" Finnish
director Aki Kaurismaki's
simple tale of a French
shoeshine guy and an immi-
grant youth is sly and
stealthy Sweet yet unsenti-
mental, understated yet rich
in spirit, the film is popu-
lated by old souls who are a
joy to watch, led by Andre
Wilms as the shoeshiner
who steps into the guardian
angel role for an African boy
who is in France illegally
The film hints that good
deeds are a reward in them-
selves but karma just
might toss a little magic your
way for doing the right thing.
5. "The Girl With the
Dragon Tattoo" Rooney
Mara. Wow. It seemed a
thankless task to follow
Noomi Rapace, the electri-
fying lone-wolf in the
Swedish-language adapta-
tion of Stieg Larsson's best-
seller. But Mara goes deeper
and darker with a con-
trolled detonation of a per-
formance in David
Fincher's Hollywood ver-
sion. As a disgraced journal-
ist who teams with Larsson's
avenging angel, Daniel


Craig is an anchor of cool
rationality around which
Mara revolves like a demon.
Fincher one of the least
sentimental directors
around and Larsson's
harsh emotional terrain are
an ideal match of filmmaker
and material.
6. "5/50"'-Who says can-
cer can't be entertaining?
Inspired by his own medical
battle, screenwriter Will
Reiser tells an authentic
tale where laughter, lust,
selfishness and duplicity
don't go away just because
of a little tumor. Every can-
cer patient should have a
lewd, crude friend like the
one Joseph Gordon-Levitt
has here in Seth Rogen. Di-
rector Jonathan Levine jug-
gles a jangle of emotions
and keeps them all in the
air, while the cast includ-
ing Anna Kendrick, Anjelica
Huston and Bryce Dallas
Howard makes every mo-
ment genuine.
7. "Submarine" -
Richard Ayoade's directing
debut is dead on in the emo-
tions from blissful obses-
sion to abrupt indifference
- that accompany first love
and teen desire. Craig
Roberts as a big-eyed Welsh
romantic and Yasmin Paige
as a rebellious firebug are
the unlikeliest but most
adorable couple in all of
Wales. Their tender story is
sweetly shadowed by that of
Roberts' dowdy parents


(Sally Hawkins and Noah
Taylor), seemingly a pair of
dead fish who just might
have a little spawning left in
them.
8. '"The Help"- You get a
Big Hollywood Social Mes-
sage and you leave the
theater with that feel-good
spring in your step. First-
time director Tate Taylor
does a slick, smart job adapt-
ing childhood pal Kathryn
Stockett's best-seller about
black maids in 1960s Missis-
sippi spilling the beans on
their white employers. And
where to begin with the per-
formances? Viola Davis,
Emma Stone, Octavia
Spencer, Jessica Chastain,
Bryce Dallas Howard we
can go on and on. Working-
class help or idle gentry,
every woman in the film is
polished to brilliance.
9. "Troll Hunter" This
deliriously weird mock doc-
umentary is a wild ride
through remote and alien
landscapes of Norway,
where huge, hideous trolls
- yes, trolls are on a
bloody rampage. Director


Andre Ovredal adds his own
mad spin to the found-
footage horror story a la
"The Blair Witch Project"
and "Cloverfield." Purport-
edly shot by filmmakers who
disappeared while chroni-
cling the exploits of a pro-
fessional troll hunter, the
film is a fresh, visceral take
on the monster movie,
loaded with impressive spe-
cial effects and warped,
wicked humor.
10. "The Muppets" -
Somewhere back in the
1980s, there were two shows
a college girlfriend and I
never missed: "SCTV" and
"The Muppet Show." Direc-
tor James Bobin, Jason
Segel and Amy Adams team
for a gentle, loving rebirth
for Kermit and pals, filled
with those schmaltzy, toe-
tapping Muppet tunes and
giddily corny gags. The
movie is an elaborate pro-
duction, but it feels guileless
and timeless. Don't know
what became of the college
girlfriend. But it's nice hav-
ing the Muppets back in our
lives. Mah na mah na.


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COMMUNITY
CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE ;


News NOTES

Swing into new
year for free
Encore Swing Band will
provide a free spaghetti din-
ner, complete with meat
sauce, bread, salad, holiday
desserts, beverages (nonal-
coholic) and music beginning
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31,
at the cafe building of Calvary
Chapel Church of Inverness,
960 U.S. 41, near the
fairgrounds.
Doors will remain open all
evening. For more informa-
tion, call director Chaz lan-
naci at 352-464-4153 or
co-director David Morgan at
352-302-3742.
Dance out the
old year at center
Dance the old year out at
the "Day Before New Year's
Party" from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 30, at the West Citrus
Community Center at 8940
W. Veterans Drive, Ho-
mosassa. Come on in and
have some fun dancing the
old year out by deejay Sap-
phire. Start your celebration
early at $5 per person and
have a ball.
These afternoon tea
dances are ongoing, and a
portion of the proceeds will
benefit In-Home Senior Serv-
ices. For more information,
call Brenda at 352-795-3831.
Retired nurses
to meet Jan. 23
The Citrus Marion Chapter
of The Florida Registered
Nurses Retired (RNR) will
meet Monday, Jan. 23, at the
West Marion Medical Build-
ing, Ocala, in room 240.
Sign-in for the meeting
starts at 11 a.m.; lunch is at
11:30 and the speaker fol-
lows at noon. Speaker will be
Monica Beaton, physical ther-
apist and certified vestibular
therapist. Topic will be Fall &
Balance.
The charity for January is
Kids Central and cash dona-
tions can be made. RN's
wishing to attend should no-
tify Gladys at 352-854-2677
or Mary Jane at 352-726-
6882 by Thursday, Jan. 19.
Be a mentor, help
a child succeed
Take Stock in Children is a
mentoring program that offers
a college scholarship and the
promise of hope to deserving
youths in Citrus County.
Take Stock scholars join
the program in the sixth
through eighth grades. One
of the benefits of being a
scholar is having the opportu-
nity to work with a mentor.
The mentor commitment
involves working with schol-
ars each week during regular
school hours, believing in the
student, and helping the stu-
dent believe in themselves.
The program is actively
seeking male and female role
models to help support active
student scholars, as well as
new students who will soon
be entering the program.
Mentor training is sched-
uled for 10 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Jan. 5. Call Pat
Lancaster, program coordina-
tor at 352-422-2348 or 352-
344-0855 for more
information.


'Books and Beyond'


Readers, writers invited to annual festival
Special to the Chronicle present a seminar on how to break into
the religious writing market
More than 35 local authors will offer Complementing a seminar about
their autographs and their books for song publishing will be entertainment
sale when the second annual at noon by Florida folk singer
Festival of Books takes place Carly Bak, a resident of Inver-
Saturday, Feb. 4, in Inverness. ness who sings about such top-
In addition, published au- ics as Turner Camp, sugar cane
thors will offer eight seminars and the Florida scrub jay
on how writers can improve Admission to the author area
their skills or get published. is free and the public may stay
Because it is a day for both 4 any length of time to peruse
readers and writers, the 2012 books and talk with individual
Festival has been named Nancy writers.
"Books and Beyond." Kennedy Book topics cover a wide
Nancy Kennedy, writer for will be range of interests. Among
the Chronicle, will be the fea- featured author. them: a cookbook, Florida his-
tured author In addition to hav- torical novels, children's books,
ing some of her books for sale, she will poetry, romance, western, paranormal,


religious, World War II, espionage and
self journeys.
A $10 package of tickets will admit
festival-goers to seminars and to the
folk music presentation. Admission to
any one seminar is $5. All seminar tick-
ets will be sold at the door
The Festival of Books is sponsored
by the GFWC Woman's Club of Inver-
ness and will be at StMargaret's Epis-
copal Church, 114 N. Osceola, in
downtown Inverness, one block north
of U.S. 44.
Last year's inaugural event brought
25 authors to the historic downtown
area of Inverness, where science fic-
tion writer Piers Anthony, an Inverness
resident, was the featured author
More information about authors and
the event may be found at gfwcwomans
clubofinerness.org or by calling 352-
634-4216.


Fundraising Progress


S'HEN BATI SHOWROOM


Special to the Chronicle
Progress Energy Florida adds dollars to volunteer hours, making a $300 contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Citrus
County Dec. 6 from the Progress Energy Foundation. Local company employees have given hundreds of hours work in the
past six months to help HFHCC complete 12 scheduled home construction projects in 2011. From left are: Barbara
Martinuzzi, senior plant services assistant, Crystal River Fossil Plant, who coordinated the Progress Energy Year of Car-
ing volunteers; Terry Steele, HFHCC executive director; Kathleen Nielsen, Progess Energy community affairs assistant; and
James Baldwin, HFHCC construction manager.


Special to the Chronicle
Progress Energy employees on Dec. 7 presented a donation of $1,200 to help the efforts of the Citrus County Family Re-
source Center. From left are: Barbara Martinuzzi, Progress Energy; Ginger West, Family Resource Center; and Kathy
Nielsen, Progress Energy.


Sign up

to get

in shape

Fitness in Citrus
starts Feb. 6

Special to the Chronicle
Are you determined to
improve your health in
2012? Get a jump start by
joining this year's Fitness
in Citrus: Community-wide
Fitness Challenge. It be-
gins Monday, Feb. 6, and
runs through Sunday,
March 18.
Team up with at least
one other person to enter
either the "steps" chal-
lenge or the "minutes of
activity" challenge. Com-
pete with others of a simi-
lar fitness level by
choosing the appropriate
category: "just getting
started," "getting there" or
"jocks."
In the steps challenge
you earn points for each
500 steps you take (you
need to wear a pedometer,
widely available for about
$10). In the minutes of ac-
tivity challenge you earn
points for each 10 minutes
of exercise (from a speci-
fied list of activities.)
Community-wide Fit-
ness Challenge partici-
pants from previous years
said they got into it for
their health or to lose
weight, but ended up say-
ing they enjoyed it most for
the fun and camaraderie.
Some also said they felt a
lot better about them-
selves, many lost weight
and some even quit
smoking.
Registration closes Jan.
23. Email fitnesschallenge
@tampabayrr.com to get
details and registration
forms (in pdf file format).


Choir

resumes

rehearsals
Special to the Chronicle
Rehearsals for the Cit-
rus Community Concert
Choir will resume at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at
Faith Lutheran Fellow-
ship Hall, 935 S. Crystal
Glen Drive, Lecanto, for
the spring session.
Featured music in-
cludes the Ed Lojeski
composition "Missa
Americana," which was
performed in Vienna,
Austria, in 2009 at the In-
ternational Haydn Festi-
val, and "Mass in Time of
War" by EJ. Haydn. Inter-
ested singers who would
like to become members
are asked to arrive at 6:30
p.m. Especially needed
are basses and tenors who
enjoy sharing their
voices. The ability to read
music isn't absolutely
necessary, but helpful.
For more information,
call 352-212-1746, or visit
www.citruschoir.com.


Religion NOTES


Inverness SDA
Saturday Sabbath school starts at 9:10 a.m.;
Saturday Children's classes begin at 9:30; Toddler
class at 9:45; adult Bible study at 9:50 a.m.
Vespers will be at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Thrift
store is open 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The
Health Food Store is open 9 a.m. to noon and re-
opens again at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Health Food Store is also open after Ves-
pers on Saturday.
The church is at 638 S. Eden Gardens, 4.5
miles east of Inverness off State Road 44.
The church phone number is 352-726-9311.
See www.sda-inverness.org.
Hernando SDA
Hernando Seventh-day Adventist services start
at 11 a.m. Saturday. Fellowship luncheon will fol-
low the service.
The adult Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m. Satur-
day with a song service, followed by a short pro-


gram and then main Bible study at 10 a.m.
Classes for children are at 9:30 a.m.
The church is at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., west of
Hernando; phone 352-344-2008.
Glad Tidings
Sabbath school begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with
song, then study at Glad Tidings Church. Divine
hour follows at 11 a.m. Elder Sweet continues the
series on Hebrews with sermon No. 15 this Sab-
bath. Avegan lunch will follow.
Bible study is at 6 p.m. Thursday. All
are invited. CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement
Program) alumni meet at 5 p.m. the first Monday
monthly. Interested persons are invited.
For information, call Bob at 352-628-1743. The
church is at 520 N.E. Third Ave., Crystal River.
Homosassa SDA
Norman Deakin will offer the sermon for the di-
vine service at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Bob Halstead will be Sabbath school leader at
9:30 a.m. Saturday. Sabbath school study begins


at 10 a.m. with Billy Richards, "Boasting in the
Cross." Sue Halstead will talk about "God's Law" at
the 10 a.m. adult beginners Bible study class.
Prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Men's
study group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Food pantry is open 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information, call Bob Halstead at 352-
382-7753. The church is at 5863 Cardinal St.,
Homosassa.
Congregation Beth Sholom
The fall semester of the Etz Hayim Institute-
Adult Education Program of Congregation Beth
Sholom continues Monday evenings:
"Medieval Jewish History" covers 1,300 years as
students gain an insight into how the Dark Ages in
European history was a period of "light" for Jewish
history. Time is 7 to 8 p.m.; 20 sessions.
"Studies in Bible The Writings (Part 2)" is a
survey course on seven books of the last section
of the Bible --The Writings. Time is 8:15 to 9:15
p.m.; 14 sessions.


Classes are open to the community. Each
class is $5 per session, plus textbook. Register
by email to mkamlot2@gmail.com or call 352-
643-0995.
Congregation Beth Sholom with Hazzan
Mordecai Kamlot as cantor/spiritual leader, is the
only synagogue in Citrus County and offers spir-
ited and participatory-style weekly Friday evening
and Saturday morning Shabbat services, along
with social and cultural activities. It is at 102 Civic
Circle, Beverly Hills. Call 352-643-0995 or 352-
746-5303.
Advent Hope
Bible study is at 10 a.m. Saturday for all ages.
The worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. After
the service, there is a weekly potluck to which all
are invited.
Vegetarian store is open from 10 a.m. to noon
each Wednesday. The church is at 428 N.E.
Third Ave., Crystal River. Call 352-794-0071 or
visit online at www.adventhopechurch.com.


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PHILLIP ALDER
Newspaper Enterprise Assn.
Ford Frick, who was president of
baseball's National League from
1934 to 1951, said: "Hear only the
things you should hear -be deaf to
others." Interestingly, the Ford C.
Frick Award was created in 1978 to
be presented annually to a baseball
broadcaster.
At the bridge table, you should
not be deaf to anything.
In today's deal, you have the
South hand. You open one spade.
With the opponents retaining a re-
spectful silence, what would you do
if partner responds two spades?
Would you do something differ-
ent if West overcalls two hearts,
your partner raises to two spades,
and East passes?
Before we get to those answers,
note East's pass after his partner
overcalls two hearts. With a single-
ton in West's suit and good defense,


Bridge

North 12-30-11
10 9 8
V 5
A8 6 3 2
4 K6 4 3
West East
4 2 4 Q J 6 3
V KJ 10 9 8 7 V 2
*KQJ 10 974
*J 108 +AQ95
South
4 AK7 5 4
VA Q 6 4 3
5
4 7 2
Dealer: South
Vulnerable: East-West
South West North East
16 2V 24 ??

Opening lead: K


he should not bid. Remember, mis-
fits are miserable.
Now to your decisions. If East
and West stayed silent, you should
rebid three hearts, trying to get to
game. But when West overcalls two
hearts, you must pass. What would
you do with all those hearts? You
might ruff one in the dummy, but
there is a high risk that East would
overruff.
What should happen in two
spades?
First, West should lead the dia-
mond king. Then, you would proba-
bly win with dummy's ace, play a
heart to your ace, and ruff a heart
East overruffs and returns a dia-
mond. You would trump and ruff
another heart, but East overruffs
again and leads back a trump to
stop another heart ruff. With the
bad club position, you can collect
only five spades, one heart and one
diamond for down one.


Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.


THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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11 Hormone
producer
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word
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mushroom
15 Large Asian
feline
16 Sir Walter
Scott novel
18 Pert lass
20 Brandish
21 According
to -
23 Mao -tung
24 Web suffix
25 Links org.
27 Roll dice
31 Do a takeoff
32 Iffy attempt
33 Novelist
Ferber
34 Volcano
fissure
36 Siberian river


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Latin I verb
Big Board
letters
Harry's
successor
Finger
opposite
Meter reader
Abbot's
underling
Tint or shade
Mean
Gung-ho
Picnicked
Mork's planet
Took the car
Pothole filler
Humorist
Bill -
Dance move

DOWN
Alt.
Cassius
Clay
Zig opposite
Adversary


Answer to Previous Puzzle


DOS
alternative
30-day mo.
Attracts
Joint
problem
Earth sci.


10 Kind of
column
(hyph.)
12 Dental
equipment
17 Reunion
attendee
19 Far-out planet
21 Aspirations
22 Ominous
signs
23 Hot sauce
24 Stalactite site
26 Big steel town
28 Improvise
(hyph.)
29 Winding
30 Tractable
35 Wyoming
range
37 Stood against
43 Hunter
constellation
45 Grizzlies
46 Jr.'s exam
47 Coolidge or
Hayworth
48 Disney CEO
Bob -
49 Little child
51 Potato snack
53 Obtained
54 Time to
celebrate
55 Good name,
for short


Dear Annie: My mother
lives by herself. I have not
spent a great deal of time
with her, but now that
she is aging, I feel
guilty for not being
around. Mom doesn't
have any friends, and
my siblings barely
speak to her. She is a
difficult woman.
Mom is very nega-
tive, has no interests
and says terrible
things about everyone.
She is a natural wor-
rier. The glass is al- AN N
ways half-empty. The MAIL
only things she ever
wants to talk about are
other people's problems, her
medical conditions and stories
about her childhood that I've
heard a million times. Just the
thought of having to spend a little
time with her makes me anxious
and apprehensive. Although
counseling helped me deal with
growing up in an unstable envi-
ronment, it has not made things
better when it comes to the stress
I feel when I'm around my
mother. I've told her it's difficult
to deal with negative people, but
she doesn't think that applies to
her. If I told her outright, she
would never be able to get past
how much I hurt her.
I know some people will say to
be brutally honest, but they don't
understand Mom's reaction
would be unhelpful. She'd obsess
over it, but she wouldn't change. I
love my mother, but I can't stand
to be around her How do I cope?
- Trying My Best
Dear Trying: Can you talk to
Mom's doctor and ask him to pre-


scribe an antidepressant for her?
All those qualities that annoy you
- her negativity, obsessive
thoughts, worrying -
can indicate anxiety
and depression for
which medication
could be enormously
helpful. Tell her you
love her and want her
to feel better.
Dear Annie: I de-
cided after 16 years of
marriage to divorce
my husband. We mar-
ried young. He was a
IE'S good provider and fa-
BOX their and treated me
well. We have two
beautiful children and
a home on the water and were fi-
nancially well off. But he was
also controlling and emotionally
detached. After years of loneli-
ness and depression, I decided to
leave him. I stayed in the mar-
riage a lot longer than I wanted
for our children, hoping my feel-
ings would change. After various
marriage seminars and two years
of couples counseling, I came to
realize I was not in love with my
husband and probably never
was.
Both my husband and I come
from strong Catholic back-
grounds. When I announced I
wanted a divorce, my husband's
family stopped communicating
with me. A mother at my daugh-
ter's school cornered me to say I
should have tried harder. I once
had the same mentality. People
seem to think if you were the one
who chose to walk away, you are
not hurting. Annie, this pain will
be with me forever. But do I re-
gret my divorce? No. Staying in


an unhappy, dysfunctional mar-
riage would have been telling
myself I don't matter. Starting
Over in N.D.
Dear N.D.: Divorce is always
difficult and often heartbreaking.
No one knows what someone
else's marriage is like unless they
have lived it.
Dear Annie: You often tell
readers to put their final wishes
in writing and see that everyone
has a copy While I agree with
the first part, the second isn't al-
ways a good idea. In fact, in some
families it can be a disaster. I
have been an estate planning at-
torney for more than 21 years. I
have seen adult children bully
their parents when they are un-
happy with the will. Also, it is not
unusual for people to execute
several wills in their lifetime. If
they change their mind, they
don't need everyone to know
each time. If there are going to
be unhappy people fighting, it
makes sense to keep copies to a
minimum.
I would encourage everyone to
discuss their family situation
with an estate planning attorney
- E.R, Woodbridge, Conn.


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Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377
"We bought a Zoo" (PG) 12:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:30
p.m., 10:20 p.m.
"Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (PG-13) 12:10
p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:25 p.m. No passes.
"Adventures of Tintin" (PG) In Real 3D.1 p.m., 4:15
p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:15 p.m. No passes.
"Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (R) ID required. 12 p.m.,
3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes.
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (PG-13)
12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
"Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (G) 12:20
p.m., 2:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m.
Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864
"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.,
10:25 p.m.


"We Bought a Zoo" (PG) 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:35 p.m.,
10:20 p.m.
"Adventures of Tintin" (PG) 12:15 p.m.
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5:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m. No passes.
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p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:15 p.m. No passes.
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p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes.
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"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.

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BUSINESS HOURS:

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2 Kenmore Freezers-
chest med style $75.00
or an upright freezer
$100.00, works great
No calls before 10AM
(352) 628-4766
Charter Arms .38
Undercover Special
like new $325
352-746-0100
CRYSTAL RIVER 4/2
1950 SQ FT ON A DEAD
END ROAD 69K
352-257-3164
CRYSTAL RIVER
Comm. Storefront, very
clean 1000SF exc. loc.
Hwy 19 Downtown
$795/mo 352-634-2528
Dark wood bedroom
set, full/queen size
headboard(no bed).
dresser, chest of draw-
ers, mirror, night-
stand,$175 for all Call
after 10am.628-4766
GAS GRILL kenmore
used about 12 times. $75
obo 352-637-0663
GOT LEAVES
Let our DR Leaf Vac
Do the work
Call 502-6588
H&R Model 632, 6 shot.
like new $160
Jennings J22 cal long
.22 semi-auto,
nickel $100
352-746-0100
Homosassa 2,400 sq ft.
Commercial bid. 1.5AC.
Rent/Lease/Buy. 3%
Down Owner Financing.
Can be used as office
space or warehouse, 1
bath, full heat/AC, LG
bay door. 9119 W. Vet-
erans Dr. Located in
SuncoastInd. Park.
159K Nevin Jenkins
352-302-8100
MILWAUKEE 1/2 IN
DRIVER DRILL 18 V & 2
new
battries,charger,case.Like new.
$130 frm
352-897-4154
SEWING MACHINE
JANOME DC 4030 Like
new. Bought Apr., 2011.
Used 6 months. Orig.
Cost was $699.
$500 OBO 352-746-7355
TWO APPLIANCES GE
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$100 and a GE DRYER
$75 Call Robert at
352-746-4687


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BUYING JUNK CARS
Running or Not
CASH PAID $200 & UP
(352) 771-6191



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Tiger striped
Free to good home
(352) 400-6004
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mixed with pine shavings
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352-212-7186
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only please. Call
352-586-2629
Free cats, 4mos old, to
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females ,healthy and
loving, to a good home
only (352) 442-4131
FREE Chichuahua to
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children & No other
animals Too busy to
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FREE Horse Manure
GREAT FOR GARDENS
Easy Access
Pine Ridge
352-746-3545
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GREAT FOR GARDENS
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Pine Ridge
746-3545
Free Loveseat to a
good home, brown
plaid, great for kids or
garage ect, not
perfect cond but still
very usable
(352) 270-1325
Jack Russell female
Pom. female Lap dogs.
Will separate
(352) 527-4124
KEEP your used auto
parts in Citrus Co.
Dale's Auto Parts. &
Savage Pays top $$$.
352-628-4144



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
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ness, Male, Fixed, Short
Flat Fur w/White spot on
chest, Long legged,
friendly His Mom and
Brother want him back
He didn't run off,but
jumped from my van
unseen (2 bench seats).
$$$Reward$$$
much thanks toeveryone
so far (352)503-6494 /
(352) 220-3890




LOST TOY YORKIE!
Lost on Christmas Eve in
Homosassa. She is about
5 Ibs, has a bad back leg,
and has a gold rhine-
stone collar on with
county tags and a pink
heart shaped tag that
says Bailey". She needs
her medicine very badly
and we need our baby
back. REWARD IF
FOUND. Please call
352-464-0426.



FOUND ORANGE CAT
BY MY HOUSE IN BEV-
ERLY HILLS PLEASE
CALL TO DESCRIBE.
231-597-6577
Found small deck of
child's playing cards in
a white cardboard
box, call to identify.
(352) 427-9701
Found Small/Medium,
white male dog
with black ear
495 Area
352-795-9408
Helium Balloons
with 2 cards
attached
(352) 527-1322



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Rescue, Inc.
preciouspawsflori-
da.com
726-4700
"RESCUING PETS
FOUR PAWS AT A
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ADOPTIONS
CRYSTAL RIVER MALL
U.S. Hwy. 19
Crystal River
Fri. Noon-4pm
Sat. 10am-5pm
Sun. Noon to 4pm
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all holiday weekends
PETSUPERMARKET
2649 E. Gulf to Lake
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Inverness
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View our adoptable
dogs @ www.
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352-75-9550

ADOPTIONS are
held Friday 11am
till 1pm
Pet Supermarket
Inverness
We are in NEED of
FOSTERS to help save
more dogs. To foster
or volunteer please
contact us or come
to visit us at Pet
Supermarket
Inverness


CAT
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Come see
our
adorable cats and
kittens that are
available for
adoption.
We are open
10:00 A. till 4:00 P.
Monday-Saturday.
All Cats and Kittens
are micro-chipped,
altered, & tested for
Feline Luk and Aids.
Up to date
on vaccines for age
appropriate.
Phone 352-613-1629
Visit us at
www.hofspha.ora.
or stop by our offices
at 1149 N Conant Ave.
Corner of 44 and
Conant.
Look for the big white
building with the
bright paw prints.


FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP
15ct.@ $5 per lb
Stone Crab@ $6 per lb
delivered 727-771-7500


CNA-HHA Part time
Would love to care
for elderly, 24 yrs. exp.
Leave mess. 860-1426



Immediate
Opening
for a motivated
Administrative
Assistant & Data
Entry Personnel.
"FAST PACED OFFICE"
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Receivable/Payable
Great Computer skills
"A MUST Salary will
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includes paid sick
days, holidays,
annual leave
&
Insurance.
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in Person
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Adolph Pt.
Lecanto, FI
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Full time Position
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billing exp. at least
2 years at supervisory
level. Excellent.
compensation pkg.
including: life, health,
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vacation. Professional
appearance and
attitude a must.
Email resume to
citruscardiology.org
apply in person
308 W. Highland Blvd
Inverness
NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE. DFWP


Multiple Positions
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HOUSEKEEPER
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prior exp. in position
required. Hotel
experience a plus.
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Crystal River
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RV Park needs F/T
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ad random, drug
testing. Send resume
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PT or FT

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stores. Must have two
vehicles and be
able to work early
morning hours.
Email:
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om
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SOLID OAK ROUND
PEDESTAL TABLE 48"
diam. beautiful grain
great shape
$100 firm 352-897-4154


Collect ble


Tell that special
person
Happy Birthday"
with a classified ad
under Happy
Notes.
Only $28.50
includes a photo

Call our Classified
Dept for details
352-563-5966
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NUMEROUS CHRIST-
MAS "SNOWBUDDIES"
ADORABLE and other
Christmas decos also
$20 for all 352-637-3636




2 Kenmore Freezers-
chest med style $75.00
or an upright freezer
$100.00, works great
No calls before 10AM
(352) 628-4766

A/C + HEAT PUMP
SYSTEMS
Starting at $880
13-18 Seer
Installation w/permit
REBATES up to 22.500
3b2-746-4394
Lic.&Ins. CAC 057914
Eden Pure Infrared
Heater Model #1000
remote control, like
new paid $472.
Sell $200
(352) 270-3824
GAS CLOTHES DRYER
new, white 90.00
352 302 7451
GAS WATER HEATER
new, 80.00
352 302 7451
GE 18.2 cu ft.
Refrigerator
w/ ice maker
$125.
(352) 613-3879
SANDWICH MAKER
Betty Crocker Sandwich
maker-NEW $10.00
352-637-3636
SMITTYS APPLIANCE
REPAIR, washers
dryers,FREE pick up
352-564-8179
TWO APPLIANCES GE
GLASSTOP RANGE
$100 and a GE DRYER
$75 Call Robert at
352-746-4687
WASHER OR DRYER
$135.00 Each. Reliable,
like new, excellent condi-
tion. Can deliver.
352 263-7398
Washer or Dryer, good
cond.$125 each
Refrigerator 18cu.
Kenmore, almond $175
(352) 476-2411




12 VOLT DEWALT
DRILL batteries, charger,
case, like new
$65352-897-4154
BLACK & DECKER
MINI-CANISTERR VAC
Used Once $20
352-637-3636
CORDLESS BLACK &
DECKER WEEDEATER
Used Once great condi-
tion 352-637-3636
MILWAUKEE 1/2 IN
DRIVER DRILL 18 V & 2
new
battries,charger,case.Like new.
$130 firm
352-897-4154




NEW UPPER CABINET
15"h x 39"w x 12"d cream
in color $30.00 still in box
call or text for pic
352-302-8529




DIESTLER COMPUTER
New & Used systems
repairs. Visa/ MCard
352-637-5469
IPOD apple 80gb black,
great condition, 85.00
352 302 7451
SEAGATE MEDIA
PLAYER STCea201 $55.
Internet, photos, music
on TV. 637-6191


CLASSIFIED




Martha Stewart Patio
Set, glass top table
& 6 chairs, new
$500 asking
$250 firm cash only
(352) 445-9448



SSOFA
Really nice sofa with
wood trim ..
$250.00 Call
352-419-6609
4-piece living room set
Includes sectional with
sofa, corner wedge,
and love seat plus
matching chair. Tan
cushions over dark
brown base. Two years
old. Exc. cond. Can
email photos. $650
obo. 352-746-1644.
Antique Wrought Iron
Day Bed,
Cream Color Trundle
feature, mattresses
included $100
(352) 697-5252
Brand New Hope
Chest-have to see to
believe.moving and don't
have room $50
352-637-3636
COFFEE TABLE OVAL
wood with glass top.
Excellent condition $85.
Pine Ridge
352-270-3909
COUCH/HIDE-A-BED
75"Lx34W Fair cond.
$45. 3526340422
Crescent shape
sectional couch
seats 6 tan $200.
(352) 382-1541
Dark wood bedroom
set7 full/queen size
headboard(no bed),
dresser, chest of draw-
ers, mirror night-
stand,$175 for all Call
after 10am.628-4766
DESK CHAIR Very old
dark wood. Good con-
dition $40. Pine Ridge
352-270-3909
Dining room set,
6FT china cabinet,
table, 6 chairs, 2 leafs,
Thomasville Antique
white, $500.
(352) 726-5692
Dining Room Table
6 chairs extra leaf
excellent Condition
$250.
(352) 563-1837
Dining Room Table
72 x 42 rustic metal
glass top stone edging
6 chairs nuet color
$200(352) 382-1964
FREE
12 Drawer Bed Pedestal,
King Size Waterbed
good condition
call 352-220-6074
OAK ROCKER/GLIDER
great condition, blue
fabric cushions, 80.00
352 302 7451
PAUL'S FURNITURE
Now open Tues-Sat.
352-628-2306
paulsfurnitureonline.com
Preowned Mattress
Sets from Twin $30;
Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75.
352-628-0808
QUEEN SIZED
MATTRESS AND BOX
SPRING $40 good condi-
tion call Walter @
352-364-2583
Recliner's
2 custom made, multi
color strip, like new
$300 each
(352) 382-4912
SIX-DRAWER CHEST
44Wx15Hx15D $20.00
TV cart $10.00 End Table
$20.00 Ruth 382-1000
SOLID OAK ROUND
PEDESTAL TABLE 48"
diam beautiful grain great
shape
$100 firm 352-897-4154
WARDROBE CABINET
48"W X 73"T X 21"D.
Good shape. $50.
3526340422


CHICKEN
MANURE/FERTILIZER
The time to prepare is
NOW!! 20 lb. bag $4.00
352-563-1519
JOHN DEERE
Roiding Mower 42"
Deck 19hp $550
Trailer 6x9 $350.
(352) 746-7357
Pressure Washer,
2500PSI, 2.3 GPM, Like
new, used very little,
$150 (352) 249-7009



3 SAGO PALMS $30 you
dig call Walter @
352-364-2583








Crystal

River
Fri Sat 9-5p
riding mower, power
tools, hand tools
misc.
924 Amelia Earhardt




Homosassa Springs
3 Family Sale
Wed Thurs Fri 8a-5p
Star Wars collect.
Pilates equip.,Marble
tables,Figurines,
Comm Steel Picnic
table & many clean
items! Come See!
Follow signs on Gro-
ver Clevland or #490
6753 W Country Club
Drive, Homosassa

HUGE


YARDSALE

Beverly Hills
Wed Thurs Fri Sat
8-3pm Furniture, lawn
mowers, Misc. Too
muchto LIST!!
105S Fillmore St








LECANTO
Citrus Cty
Largest Sale!
Indoor/Outdoor
Hwy 44/Maynard Ave
Tuesday-Friday 8a-3p
Saturday 8am-3pm


MO VING
SALE

PINE RIDGE
Fri Sat 8a-2p.
antiques collectables
decorations,
ladders,pressure
cleaner, air comp.
yard sweeper,
chipper, sm. tiller, a/c
tools & freon 22,
hand tools, power
tools, tool cabinets
5395 N Red Ribbon Pt




2 SHEETS DIAMOND
PLATE each 11'x4'$50
for both call Walter @
352-364-2583
18 PYREX BEAKERS
brand new in the box
1000ml to 50ml 80.00
352 637 5171


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 CIL


ANNE OF GREEN
GABLES BOOK SET.
$25. obo (352) 527-2085
BRADFORD EX-
CHANGE PLATE. bo
(352) 527-2085
CAKE DECORATING
SET IN BOX. bo
(352) 527-2085
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS,
SOME MUSICAL. $10.
obo (352)527-2085
Commercial Ice Maker
Manitowoc B400
excel cond.
$900 obo
(352) 746-3228
DINETTE TABLE AND
CHAIRS Blonde. 53 x 35
xtra leaf. Wood chairs.
$85.00 Ruth
352-382-1000
DOG SNUGGLE
$5.00(352) 527-2085
pribble@embarqmail.com
ELECTRIC KNIFE. bo
(352) 527-2085
Fold up bed, never
used, twin size, $35.00
Floral City area
(301) 616-4860
GARMIN STREET PILOT
GPS Parts only. Lighter
plug,USB connector,
case, manual.$20.00
Ruth 382-1000
GAS GRILL kenmore
used about 12 times. $75
obo 352-637-0663
HARVARD CLASSICS
$99(352) 527-2085
HUFFY 24 INCH MT.
BIKE 21 speeds great
condition red hardly used
only 50.00 352 637 5171
JET STREAM OVEN.
$75 obo (352) 527-2085
JR. SIZE 3 CLOTHES.
donation. (352) 527-2085
JR. SIZE 3 WEDDING
GOWN. $100. obo
(352) 527-2085


VINTAGE CHILD'S BLUE
WOODEN ROCKER.
$20. obo (352) 527-2085
VINTAGE CRYSTAL
PUNCH BOWL SET.
$20. obo (352)527-2085
VINTAGE RED
WOODEN CHAIR. $30.
obo (352)527-2085
VINTAGE SUPPORT
BACK WOODEN CHAIR.
e.c. $45. obo.
(352) 527-2085
WHEELBARROW TRUE
TEMPER 4 CU. FEET
good cond.used once for
gravel 30.00
352 637 5171
WHIRLPOOL DRYER
Clean and working 80.00
serious inquiries only
352-697-9348
leave message
ZODIAC BARRACUDA
G3. $75 (352)527-2085



BEDSIDE COMMODE &
ALUMINUM adjustable
walker only 20.00 each
352 637 5171
Jazzy Scooter,
Walker Wheel Chair
& Lift Chair, Crystal
River (305) 619-0282
SHOWER CHAIR adjust-
able aluminum legs only
30.00 has a back rest for
support 352 637 5171





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WE BUY
US COINS & CURRENCY
(352) 628-0477


KAMIEN MUSIC APPRE-
CIATION TEXTBOOK.
$25. (352) 527-2085
LARGE BIRD CAGE 1
piece large metal cage
great condition. 100.00
obo 352 302 7451
MR. COFFEE COFFEE
GRINDER. bo
(352) 527-2085
PLASTIC DOG HOUSE
FOR A MEDIUM SIZE
DOG. 30W32H37D
$30.00 Call Ruth
382-1000
PRO COMP TIRES
35"x20" 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
SEWING MACHINE
JANOME DC 4030 Like
new. Bought Apr., 2011.
Used 6 months. Orig.
Cost was $699.
$500 OBO 352-746-7355
SILVER PLATED CHAF-
ING DISH0.$20. obo
(352)527-2085
Sofa, Loveseat
Chair & ottoman
flowered design
$350.(352) 302-1685
352-302-1112
Mike or Mary
TEDDY BEAR CHILD'S
BACKPACK. donation
(352) 527-2085
TITANIC HANDBUILT
REPLICA IN LARGE
DISPLAY CASE 36" BY
10" 65.00 OBO
352 637 5171
VARIOUS CDS, TAPES.
donation. (352) 527-2085
VINTAGE AVON KENZIE
DOLL IN BOX. $20. obo.
(352) 527-2085


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ALL EXTERIOR
ALUMINUM
6" Seamless Gutters
Lic & Ins 352-621-0881



windows, garage scrns.
628-0562 (CBC1257141)


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SMITTYS APPLIANCE
REPAIR. Washer &
Dryers, Free Pick Up
352-564-8179



Vertical Blind Factory
We custom make all
types. Best prices any-
where! Hwy 44 & CR
491. (352) 746-1998




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PHIL'S MOBILE MARINE
Repairs & Consigment
30 yrs Cert. Best Prices
& Guar 352-220-9435





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ROGERS Construction
All Construction
sm jobs Free Est (352)
637-4373 CRC1326872





Clean Ups &
Clean Outs
(352) 220-9190





DIESTLER COMPUTER
New & Used systems
repairs. Visa/ MCard
352-637-5469





Bianchi Concrete
inc.com lic/ins
Driveways-Patios-
Sidewalks.352-257-0078

CURB APPEAL/ Lic
Yardscape, Curbing,
Flocrete. River rock
reseals & repairs. 352
364-2120/593-8806

ROB'S MASONRY
& CONCRETE Slabs,
Driveways & tear outs
Tractor work, All kinds
Lic. #1476, 726-6554





All AROUND TRACTOR
Landclearing,Hauling,
Site Prep, Driveways.
Lic. & Ins. 352- 795-5755


COUNTYWIDE DRY-
WALL 25 years exp.
For all your drywall needs
Ceiling &Wall Repairs.
Lic/ins. 352-302-6838



#1 A+TECHNOLOGIES
All Home Repairs.
Plasma TV installed
Lic.#5863 352-746-3777
ANNIE'S ELECTRIC
Husband & Wife
Team.(352) 341-5952
EC-13002696
BRIGHT ELECTRICAL
Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.
$50.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 main &
repair. Guardian
Homestandby, &
Centurion. Cert. Tech.
Briggs Stratton 352-
621-1248 #ER00015377




A 5 STAR COMPANY
GO OWENS FENCING
All Types. Free Est.
Comm/Res. 628-4002
ROCKY'S FENCING
Free Est., Lic. & Ins.,
* 352 422-7279 *



DRY OAK FIREWOOD
Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80
Delivered & Stacked.
352-344-2696


BATHFITTER
"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

1-866-585-8827
BATHFITTER.COM
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m easnespI
Firewood $75 Per Stack
(4x8) Free Delivery
(352) 527-8352



ALL EXTERIOR
ALUMINUM
6" Seamless Gutters
Lic & Ins 352-621-0881
ALUMINUM
STRUCTURES
5" & 6" Seamless Gutters
Free Estimates, Lic &
Ins. (352) 563-2977



#1 A+TECHNOLOGIES
All Home Repairs.
Plasma TV installed
Lic.#5863 352-746-3777
Andrew Joehl
Handyman.
Gen/Maint/Repairs
Pressure cleaning.
Lawns/Gutters. No job
too small!Reli able ,ins.
0256271 352-465-9201
Affordable Handvman
s FAST
V AFFORDABLE
&e RELIABLE
HOME REPAIRS
*100% Guar. *Free Est
* 352-257-9508 *
Affordable Handyman
V FAST
V AFFORDABLE
RELIABLE
HOME REPAIRS
*100% Guar. *Free Est
* 352-257-9508 *
Affordable Handyman
FAST
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V RELIABLE
HOME REPAIRS
*100% Guar. *Free Est
* 352-257-9508 *


COPES POOL
AND PAVER LLC
YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST
Build your new pool now and
be ready for next summer!
Refinish your pool during the cooler months.
352.400.3188


Affordable Handyman
FAST
AFFORDABLE


k 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




MAID TO ORDER
House Cleaning *
(352) 586-9125
Have Vacum Will Travel




HOLIDAY CLEANING
& clean up.call
Citrus Cleaning Team
or call for our
Handyman 352-
527-2279/302-3348





The Tile Man
Bathroom remodel
Specializing in handi-
cap. Lic/Ins. #2441.
352-634-1584




#1 BOBCAT FOR HIRE
Light land clearing, site
work, grading, hauling.
NO JOB TOO SMALL!!!
Lic. & Ins. 352-400-0528


All AROUND TRACTOR
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352-795-5755






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




CLEAN UP, Hedge
Trim, haul, press wash,
20 yrs experience
(352) 220-6761
GOT LEAVES
Let our DR Leaf Vac
Do the work
Call 502-6588
LAWN CARE 'N" More
Fall Clean up, bed,
bushes, haul since 1991
(352) 726-9570



AT YOUR HOME
Mower, Parts Service &
Repair.Visit our store@
1332 SE Hwy 19
352-220-4244



TREAT YOURSELF THIS
MONTH. w/realxing
massage at home
Holiday Specials Avail
this month only!
MA58438(352) 897-4670


A-1 Hauling, Cleanups,
garage clean outs, trash,
lawn maint. furn. & misc.
Mark (352) 287-0767

FRE E ESTIMATES
scrap metals, haul for
FREE (352) 344-9273,




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



Tim Herndon Plumbing
$10. off w/this ad
10 yrs serving Citrus Co
lic/insCFC 1428395
(352) 201-8237



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 PICARD'S Pressure
Cleaning & Painting
352-341-3300





Remodeling, kitchens
baths, ceramic tile &
tops. Decks, Garages
Handyman Services 40
Yrs Exp. crc058140
344-3536; 563-9768





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Call the "1eak6usten."
Free Written Estimate

$100 OFF
Any Re-Roof
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PermitAnd
:Engineering
SFees Siding* Soffit Fascia Skirting
Up to Screen Rooms Decks
iM200 value' Windows* Doors *Additions

352-62-7519
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Bahia Pallets
400sq.ft. $60- pick-up.
Pasture Seeding avail
352-400-2221




A Cutting Edge
Tile Jobs Showers
Firs .Safety Bars. ETC
352-422-2019
Lic. #2713, Insured.




DAVID'S
TREE SERVICE
(352) 302-5641
DOUBLE J STUMP
GRINDING, Mowing,
Hauling, Cleanup,
Mulch, licl/ins 302-8852
RWRIGHT Tree Service
Tree removal & trimming.
Ins. & Lic.# 0256879
352-341-6827
RON ROBBINS Tree Serv
Trim, Shape & Remove
Lic/Ins Free Est..Fire
wood avail.. 628-2825




344-2556, Richard
WATER PUMP SERVICE
& Repairs- all makes &
models. Call anytime!


Ron's Affordable

Handyman Services
'* A niHome
S* Repairs
Small Carpentry
Fencing
Screening
Clean Dryer
Vents
Affordable & Dependable
Expenence lifelong
352.344-0905
ceLL 400-1722


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C12 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011


Slingerland 5 pcs
Professional Drum
Set.w/zilgin symbles &
hardware $900. obo
(352) 628-1408

Fitnesh

Aero Pilates Performer.
Model 55-4298A.
Includes neck pad and
cardio rebounder. Like
new cond. $150.
352-746-1644.
Bowflex Treadmill
excel cond$400
Bowflex Ultimate II
home gym excel cond
$950 (352) 621-0522
ELECTRIC TREADMILL
PROFORM XL CROSS-
WALK all electronics
power incline it even
works the arms new
years resolution? 250.00
637 5171
EXERCISE BIKE upright
style fan type made in
usa it also works the
arms only 85.00
352 637 5171

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Brunswick Air
Hockey Game
$500.obo
352-302-8265
CABIN ON 40 ACRES
of Prime Hunting Land
Located in Gulf Ham-
mock Management.
Area. $165,000 OBO
(352) 795-2027
(352) 634-4745
Charter Arms .38
Undercover Special
like new $325
352-746-0100
CLUB CAR
'06 $1,500
352-344-8516
Concealed Weapons
Permit Course
DAN'S GUN ROOM
(352) 726-5238
FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP
15ct.@ $5 per lb
Stone Crab@ $6 per lb
delivered 727-771-7500
H&R Model 632, 6 shot
like new $160
Jennings J22 cal long
.22 semi-auto,
nickel $100
352-746-0100
Hunting Bow
Hoyt Trykon hardly
used,(bad shoulder)
Like new, viper sights,
ACC Arrows w/ rage
broadheads $450.
(352) 527-2792
MARLIN 22
Lever action, Golden,
M-39 nice rifle $300
(352) 563-2988
Pool Table
4x8 Brand New
all accessories
$750 obo
(352)30-8265

Revolver,
4" barrel blue finish,
model 15, & excel.
cond. $550. also holster
Call (352) 637-0987
SHUFFLE BOARD
Table, all accessories
$450. obo
352-302-8265
WE BUY GUNS
On Site Gun Smithing
(352) 726-5238
Winchester, pump
12 shot Riffle
22 shot or long,
old model #06,
$595. (352) 513-4527



1999, 7x14 Box Trailer,
dual axel, ramp, side
Dr. like new, $2,650 obo
(352) 503-3787
AMERICAN 6 x10
enclosed trailer, dbl
rear doors & side door,
like new, Home Depot
new $2550. sell $1600
352 447-0779/949-3361
EZ PULL TRAILERS,

Utility & Enclosed
BUY, SELL, TRADE
Custom Built, Parts,
Tires, Whis, Repairs,
Trailer Hitches
16' Car Trailer, Reg.
$1765 CASH $1695.
Stehl Tow Dollies
$895 ( limited supply)
w/brks $1195
Hwy 44 Crystal River
352-564-1299

GULF TO LAKE
TRAILER SALES
Largest Selection &
Lowest Prices.
Offering New & Used
Cargo & utility trailers
Triple Crown Utility TRL
6x 12w/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



.2 Boppies $20 for
both-great condition
352-637-36363
INFANTS SHOES sizes
2,3 & 4 sandals-never
worn-ADORABLE; $15
for all 352-637-3636
WALKER-LIKE
NEW\PACK &
PLAY-PINK
walker-$10.00;Pack &
Play $20 352-637-3636


LIONEL TOY TRAINS
Wanted Any Amount
Any Condition.
Cash Paid Will Pick Up
(920) 279-4281
TASHA'S TOWING
We buy Junk and
Unwanted cars.
352-426-4267
WANT TO BUY HOUSE or
MOBILE Any Area
Condition or Situation.
Call (352) 726-9369



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
AKC, Registered
English Bull Dog
Puppies for Sale
$1,800. (352) 543-0163
(727) 784-0732
(352) 493-5401
KITTENS & CATS
many breeds, all
neutered micro chip,
tested, shots some
declawed $85-$150
352-476-6832
POMERANIAN 13 WK
FEMALE Beautiful Cream
Registered & House-
broke $425 OBO.
352465-1319
Shi-A-Poo Puppies
Paper trained, good
with kids, will not shed,
health certs. CKC reg.
Fem $375Males $350
Yorkie Poos $450 F
M $425(352) 489-6675
Shih-Tzu Pups, ACA
Lots of colors, average
$400-$600 + Beverly
Hills, FL (352)270-8827
www.aceofpups.net
Small Breed puppies,
yorkies, chihuahua,
pomeranian, dachshunds
$250.00 and up.
COME SEE US AT
HOWARDS FLEA
MARKET HOMOSASSA
ROW i #1. 352 484-2113

Livestock


Tell that special
person
Happy Birthday"
with a classified ad
under Happy
Notes.
Only $28.50
includes a photo
Call our Classified
Dept for details
352-563-5966




CR./ HOMSASSA
SEE AD UNDER
WORDY GURDY
PUZZLE .
DUNNELLON 3/2/1
RENT TO OWN
Owner help w/ finan.
RUBLESRENTALS.COM
(561) 719-8787
(561) 575-1718 after 7pm
FLORAL CITY 2/1
$450 mo + sec. (352)
637-6554: 422-1562
FREE RENT
Lk Rousssea,1ladult
small MH, No Drugs
352-795-7206
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,
onslte 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



Bank foreclosures
USED HOMES/REPO'S
Doublewides from
$8,500
Singlewides from
$3,500
Bank authorized
liquidator.
New inventory daily
CALL (352) 621-9183

HOLIDAY SALE
Bad 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


MOBILE HOME,
Over 55 Park $190 Lot
Rent Village Pine, Inglis
Lot 4 A$12,500
(906) 281-7092
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,
onslte 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
Palm Beach Homes
Has 3 Modular Homes
Available at HUGE
Savings Over 40K
Call Today!
800-622-2832

Palm Harbor Homes
NEW HOME STIMULUS
$5k for your used
Mobile Home any
condition
800-622-2832 x 210




Crystal River
2/2 S/W: 16X80. $38,500
No agents, No financing
/4 acre lot. Unfurn.
352-794-3362/345-9108
Green Acres
Is The Place To Be
3/2 ON V2 ACRE
New carpet through-
out, new appliances.
Nice Home
$2,200 down P& I only
$369.84/mo. W.A.C.
Call to View
352-621-9182
Homosassa
3/2 DWMH Fleetwoo
96. All new roof, car-
pet & Appls. REDUCED
$8K, to $46K, Quick
SALE due to ILLNESS
OPEN HOUSE 9-5 Daily
incls New years Eve &
day @ 7038 W. Jackson
Ln. call (352) 503-7328
COME SEE!!!!!!!
Homosassa
3/2, fenced yard
$525./mo $5K 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
LECANTO
2 BR, SW on 1/2 acre
MUST SELL!!
$17K OBO
352-586-2976
Sugarmill Woods
Area
3/2, 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 See
to steal this house
352-621-9181




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,
onslte shuffleboard, and
much more! 2 BR 1.5 BA
for $2,000. must be
approved 352-476-4964
WESTWIND VILLAGE 55+
Park. Updated 2/2 DW's
for sale. Reasonable
(352) 628-2090



CRYSTAL RIVER
2/1 on land, remod-
eled rent $600. long or
short Sell $54K OBO
(352) 307-4564
Rock Cr Canyon
Area
3/2 DW, 6acres
fenced, gated,
Rent or Buy owner
financing avail
(352) 302-4546












835 NE Hwy 19
Crystal River, Fl
(352) 795-0021
View our website
C21 NatureCoast.com
CHASSAHOWITZKA
3/2 House, $600.
3/2 Furnlshed DW., $600
Agent (352) 382-1000


FLORAL CITY
LAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm.
AC, Clean, No Pets
(352) 344-1025
HOMOSASSA
1BR $125 Wk Incls all
1st & Lst (352) 382-5661


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Alexander Real Estate
(352) 795-6633
Crystal River Apts
2 BR/1 BA $375-$500
CRYSTAL RIVER 1/1
HD cap access,.
(352) 628-2815
CRYSTAL RIVER
Newly Remodeled 1/1
all util. incl',d. $575 mo.
+ Sec. 352-634-5499
FLORAL CITY
FREE 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
HOMOSASSA
1 & 2 Bd. $450. no pets
628-7300 or 697-0310
INVERNESS
Close to hosp 1/1 $450
2/2 $575 352-422-2393
Lecanto
NEWER 2 BR 2 Ba
duplex, $595
352- 634-1341

SEVEN RIVERS
APTS
Absolutely Beautiful
Place to Call Home!
near the mall &
7 Rivers Hosp. fishing
walking trails near by
in a old Florida setting
Quite, clean,, well
maintain .Central
laundry room.


EQUAL K NO S




CRYSTAL RIVER
Comm. Storefront, very
clean 100 SF exc. loc.
Hwy 19 Downtown
$795/mo 352-634-2528



INVERNESS 2/2/1
Heat Pool/wtr frt comm
$600. mo 317-442-1063
INVERNESS
2/2/1 Villa Wash/dry
pool $600.352-464-2731



INVERNESS
2/1 single garage, incls
water, lawn & trash
$510/mo(352) 637-3734



HERNANDO 1/1
Furnished $100/wk.,
$300 Sec., $400 moves
in. 352-465-0871
HERNANDO
Affordable Rentals
Watson's Fish Camp
(352) 726-2225




BEVERLY HILLS
2/1, 20 S. Osceola,
$525. mo. 352-697-1907
Specializing in
Sugarmill Woods
Pantali


Debe Johns
Brkr/Assoc/PRM

Coldwell Banker Next
Generation Realty
Property Manager
(352) 382-2700 www.
coldwellbankernext
aeneration.com
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Professional
Residential Manager
can do for you.


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$800., 352-563-9857 (352) 220-2958


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352-564-1971

1035 S. Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34448

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-FrRm+ gar.CHA, shed
$550.(352) 795-1722
CITRUS HILLS 3/2
Pool, 671 Olympia St
$1,050 mo, 637-1173
CITRUS SPRINGS
Newer 3/2/1 Lg Mast
suite $695 352-697-3133
HOMOSASSA SMW
3/2/2, Ready Now!
$900.mo. incld's lawn
care (352) 382-4500
GATEHOUSE REALTY
Homosassa Springs
3/1 No pets, Clean
$800 mo (305) 619-0282
INVERNESS
2/1 Caged Pool Fl. Rm.
1 mi. from Wal -Mart
$850 (352)344-1411
INVERNESS
2/1/1 Florida Rm, W/D,
fenced yd.pet ok $650
1st/Ist/dp.352-344-0505
INVERNESS
Large 2/2/1 fenced
yard pet w/ additnal
fee. 1st & sec $700 mo.
352-422-5482


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HERNANDO
Affordable Rentals
Watson's Fish Camp
(352) 726-2225




CITRUS SPRINGS
Lease or Rent to Own
3/3/2/2, 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




FARMS, LAND,
COMMERCIAL
UNIQUE &
HISTORIC HOMES,
SMALL TOWN
COUNTRY LIFESTYLE
OUR SPECIALTY
SINCE 1989


WITH A PORCH"

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(352) 726-6644
Crossland Realty Inc.

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NOTICE:
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ing in this newspaper is
subject to Fair Housing
Act which makes it ille-
gal 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, limita-
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Familial status includes
children under the age
of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women
and people securing
custody of children
under 18. This newspa-
per 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 discrimina-
tion call HUD toll-free at
1-800-669-9777. The
toll-free telephone
number for the
hearing impaired is
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OPPORTUNITY

Specializing in
Acreage
Farms/Ranches &
Commercial








Richard (Rick)
Couch, Broker
Couch Realty &
Investments, Inc.
(352) 344-8018
RCOUCH.com


Homosassa 2,400 sq ft.
Commercial bid. 1.5AC.
Rent/Lease/Buy. 3%
Down Owner Financing.
Can be used as office
space or warehouse, 1
bath, full heat/AC, LG
bay door. 9119 W. Vet-
erans Dr. Located in
Suncoast Ind. Park.
159K Nevin Jenkins
352-302-8100



3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
includes, priv. suit,
fenced yrd. new roof,
dble carport, $57 700
(352) 464-0641
(239) 298-0076



REDUCED TO $139,000

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.



Apache Shores
2 bdrm. 1 bath. close to
lake central heat and
air, new well & water
softening system,
corner wooded lot.
Excellent Investment
opportunity, $35.000,
352-322-0454




For Salek1
117 S Lunar Terrace
2 bedroom. 2 bath.
Enclosed FR, Garage &
UPDATED MUST SEE
$74.900 352-344-9290
mavery3@tampabay.rr.
com
3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.
3k sf. new kit. Ig closets,
CHA, firepl. on golf
course $139K make of-
fer, norealtors 726-0652
3BR, 3BA, Pool home,

518 Poinsettia
352-860-0878. To view
www.lnvernessPool
Home.FSBOnetusa.com

YOU'LL* THIS!
Have it all! Inverness
Over Flowing With
Value!!! Highlands,
S.Carol Terrace. Huge
1 Family. Major up-
dates you'll enjoy
only in a new home.
Owner down sized,
will negotiate. In
nature's 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;

insulation; new attic
solar fan; new
ducts/vents; updated

AirMaster air cleaning
units to remove dust,
pollen, mold spores.
Majestic trees. Extra
long concrete drive-
way. Watch the deer
play from the lanai or
living room window.
Newer (2002) Timber-
line roof, ridge vents,
7 solar tubs thru out
the house. Two hot
water heaters. Wired
for generator. Com-
pletely chain link
fenced. Corral your
horses, park your
boat or RV. ON
property 7 palm trees
value miniumn $10K
each. Occupancy at
funding. Approx. 2700
sq ft under air.
$212,000.
(Price below Estimate
Zillow.com) Contact
owner, 352-556-1510,
352-238-6274 email:
rosepub@excite.com


FOR SALE OR LEASE
2/2/1, enclosed porch,
Central Heat and Air
All Kitchen Appliances
$95.K (352) 742-2770
INVERNESS
Waterfront 55+ Park
w/5 piers for fishing &
enjoyment, clubhouse,
onslte 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




CRYSTAL RIVER 4/2
1950 SQ FT ON A DEAD
END ROAD 69K
352-257-3164




Ready to Move In
4/2/1, scr ingound pool
sitting on 2 lots
fenced,, close to town,
nice area $135K
(352) 628-9483

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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 SMW
3/2/2, Ready Now!
$900.mo. incld's lawn
care (352) 382-4500
GATEHOUSE REALTY


Ciru Cuni


Best Time To Buy!
I have lease options,
owner financing &
foreclosures
call Phyllis Strickland
(352) 613-3503
TROPIC SHORES
REALTY.


DEB INFANTINE

MERRY CHRISTMAS
and THANK YOU!!
To all my Customers
& Co-workers
who make my
business a SUCCESS!

Real Estate...
it's what I do.

ERA American Realty
Phone:(352) 726-5855
Cell:(352) 302-8046
Fax:(352) 726-7386
Email:debinfantine@
yahoo.comn


Lakefront Gospel
Island Location
Spacious 3/2/2
Rent $800/mo
or purchase $125K
neg 908-322-6529


Michele Rose. Realtor
Simply put I 'II work
harder 352-212-5097
isellcitruscountv(y
vahoo.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







McMinn Co, TN 3 bed-
room. 2 bath. 2003 dou-
blewide 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 175, Chatta-
nooga, TN & Atlanta, GA.
NO Lease/NO Rent.
$180,000.00
jhughes6086@yahoo.com






2/2, Garage, heated
pool/spa, 8500 Gospel
Isl. Road, Inverness
$125,000 Owner financ-
ing, email for photo,
trader@tampabay.rr.
corn (727) 415-7728


Citrus County
Homes I


Happy Holidays

Lisa VanDeboe
Broker (R) Owner
Plantation Realty
352-634-0129




CABIN ON 40 ACRES
of Prime Hunting Land
Located in Gulf Ham-
mock Management.
Area. $165,000 OBO
(352) 795-2027
(352) 634-4745



LAND 1.5 acres fenced
partially cleared, on 480
in Homosassa across
from firehouse, water
sewer are avail. MUST
SEE!!! 352-382-0535




CABIN ON 40 ACRES
of Prime Hunting Land
Located in Gulf Ham-
mock Management.
Area. $165,000 OBO
(352) 795-2027
(32 A3A4-474AS


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CRYSTAL RIVER/OZELLO
REDUCED! 2+/2/2
Open floor plan,
Hardwood floors,
www.waterfrontozello.co
m or 352-563-5527

Thank You To All
Our Loyal Clients


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 C13


BOAT LIFT
Single Pole,
1500 lb. capacity.
$900 obo
352-613-8453
EVINRUDE 120HP
1988 oil injected, power
tilt, strong motor, runs
great, must see! $1000
(352) 795-4240




'06 ProKat 20 ft
140 HP Suzuki 4
strokelow hours, very
clean, Magic alum tan-
dem trailer, VHF,
Depth, GPS, Windless
anchor $18k obo
(352) 464-4877
'07 Proline 17 ft
4 stroke 90 HP Suzuki,
very low hours, ready
to fish trailer & more
$13,500 352-795-3894
20ft Pontoon
2000 Fiesta, Fish N Fun,
no carpet, fiberglass fir,
85 Yamaha Galv. trlr.
$6,500. 352-613-8453
23' MAKO CENTER
CONSOLE
1983 Mako 236 Center
Console. Boat is in great
shape and has recently
been serviced. Powered
by a 2004 225 Mercury
Optimax with 311 hours.
Engine is equipped with
the "Smart Craft" system.
Boat comes with new
t-top, cushions, Garmin
GPS and bottom reader,
trim tabs, VHF radio and
is Coast Guard ready.
Boat is sitting on a nice
aluminum I beam trailer
with trailer brakes and
spare tire. Lots of extras.
Move forces sale $6800
OBO. 352-613-0587
FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP
15ct.@ $5 per lb
Stone Crab@6 DA ner Ih


PROLINE
21' Cuddy, full transom,
w/brack, 150 HP Yam.,

dep. finder, trailer
$5,900. (352) 382-3298
WE HAVE BOATS
GULF TO LAKE
MARINE
We Pay CASH For Used
Clean Boats
Pontoon, Deck & Fishing
Boats (352)527-0555
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Henry, RV World of
Hudson nc.Since


TRAIL-LITE
2001, Class B+, low
miles, clean, driven by
Sr. Vet. $18,500 (352)
665-0297 or 489-7061
WINNEBEGO
2001 Chieftain 35U,
garaged, non smoker
no pets, 2 slides, Cen.
Heat Pump, exc. cond.
76K mi., $38,900
(352) 208-8292


2011 Grand Junction

w/Bumper to bumper

extras to list! $47,000
(603) 991-8046
'07 32 foot KZ toy
hauler, like new, full
slide out, sleeps 7, new
tires, Owan Gen., gas
tank, alumwheels
Lrg living area separate
cargo area $18,900
352-795-2975
I BUY RV'S,
Travel Trailers,
5th Wheels,
Motor Homes
call me 352-201-6945
JAYCO
2005 Jay Feather
LGT 25Z
New tires/brakes; sleeps
6;new queen mattress;
shower/tub; stove/oven;
refrig/sep freezer; lots of
storage. Like new $9,500
priced below blue book
retail see in Inglis
352-447-5434
SUN LITE
8FT, 1400 lbs., slide in
pop up camper, like
new. Paid $8,000 asking
$2,500 or trade?
(352) 697-3236
WILDERNESS
'06, 27 ft., (fiberglass)
1 slide out, Q.bed de-
luxe upgrades, sips 6
Well Maintained
$11,500 (352) 344-4087




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836-1230 FCRN
Tufaro II, Salvatore J. 2011 CP 872 Notice to Creditors
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
Case No: 2011 CP 872 Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF SALVATORE J. TUFARO, II
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SALVATORE J. TUFARO, II, deceased, whose date
of death was February 20, 2011, and the last four digits of whose social security num-
ber are 5876, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, FL, Attn: Probate, ad-
dress of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Rm 101, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedent's 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 TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION 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 decedent's 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 DECEDENT' S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is December 23, 2011.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Salvatore J. Tufaro, Jr.
850 Dartmouth Street, Apt. 334, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ William Rambaum, Esq. Fla. Bar No: 0297682 Attny for Salvatore J. Tufaro, Jr.
William Rambaum & Assoc., P.A. 28960 U.S. Hwy. 19 N. Suite 100, Clearwater, FL
33761 Telephone: (727) 781-5357 Facsimile: (727) 781-1387
E-Mail: rambaum@rambaumlaw.com
December 23 and 30, 2011.


837-1230 FCRN
Audia, Samuel W. 2011 CP 000894 Notice to Creditors
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 2011 CP 000894
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF SAMUEL W. AUDIA
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Samuel A. Audia, deceased, whose date of
death was August 20, 2011, 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 name and address of the personal representative is set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedent's 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 publi-
cation 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 the decedent's 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 ALL TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice is December 23,2011.
DATE: 12/20/11
Personal Representative:
/s/ Elizabeth A. Audia
2426 S. Zellner Drive, Inverness, FL 34450 352-341-2242
December 23 and 30 2011.


832-1230 FCRN
Vs. Pulphus Chappell, Alexis L. 2011-CC-3839 Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2011-CC-3839
GENE KOLEN and CATHERINE KOLEN,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ALEXIS L. PULPHUS CHAPPELL, as Co-Personal Representative, heir at law, and benefi-
ciary of THE ESTATE OF EVELYN JEAN PULPHUS; WILLIAM E. THORNHILL, as Co-Personal
Representative, heir at law, and beneficiary of THE ESTATE OF EVELYN JEAN PULPHUS;
ANGELA KIRKLAND f/k/a ANGELA E. BOONE, as heir at law, and beneficiary of THE
ESTATE OF EVELYN JEAN PULPHUS; KEVIN A. TOLLIVER, as heir at law, and beneficiary
of THE ESTATE OF EVELYN JEAN PULPHUS; CACV OF COLORADO, LLC, a Colorado lim-
ited liability company; JOHN DOE and/or JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT(S);and all
parties claiming by, through, under or against the name Defendants, and all un-
known natural persons, if alive and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their
several and respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other par-
ties claiming by, through, or under those unknown natural person; the several and
respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or other persons claiming
by, through, under or against the Defendants and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendants, or parties claiming to have any right,
title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALEXIS L. PULPHUS CHAPPELL, as Co-Personal Representative, 16223 Sanford Ave-
nue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110; WILLIAM E. THORNHILL, as Co-Personal Representative,
1051 Blue Jay Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231; and ANGELA KIRKLAND f/k/a ANGELA E.
BOONE, 14615 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91411; on this 16 day of Dec.,
2011 (last known addresses), if alive and if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, legatees, grantees, assigns, successors, lienors, creditors, trustees, or other
claimants, and all other parties claiming by and through, under or against the above
named Defendant(s), or any one of them who are not known to be dead or alive;
and all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead, or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective successors, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
legatees, grantees, assigns, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, or other
parties claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons, and the sev-
eral and respective unknown directors, trustees, or other claimants, successors in in-
terest, shareholders, assigns, and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, un-
der or against any corporation (existing or dissolved, domestic, or foreign) or other
legal entity named as a Defendant; and all other claimants, persons, or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or other form of legal entity, or whose exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant or parties
or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter de-
scribed and involved in this lawsuit.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for declaratory relief and to quiet title to the
land and mobile home on the following property in Citrus County, Florida; LOT 25, IN
BLOCK 38, OF UNIT 3-A, OF BEVERLY HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY,
FLORIDA, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on James A. Neal, Jr., Esquire of James A. Neal, Jr., P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 213 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida 34450,
on or before January 23, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED this 16 day of December, 2011.
BETTY STRIFLER, as Clerk of the Court
(COURT SEAL)
By: /s/ Kathy Stalbaum, As Deputy Clerk

December 23 and 30, 2011.


843-0106 FCRN
Vs, Nock, Carolina 09-20771-CA-003835, Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 09-2011-CA-003835
NOTICE OF ACTION
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CAROLINA NOCK
Last Known Address: 6545 S Roseate Spoonbill Pt, Lecanto, FL 34448
Attempted Address At: 6958 Camino Drive., Sarasota, FL 34240, and 5137 Fruitville
Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232
Current Address: Unknown
MICHELANGELO NOCK A/K/A MICHELANGO A. NOCK A/K/A MICHAELANGELO NOCK
Last Known Address: 6545 Roseate Spoonbill Pt., Lecanto, FL 34448
Attempted Address At :6958 El Camino Drive., Sarasota, FL 34240, and 5137 Fruitville
Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or before January 30,
2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice on
the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE and file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE ADA COORDINA-
TOR, TELEPHONE (352) 341-6700, 110 N. APOPKA AVENUE, INVERNESS, FL, 34450, AT
LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OF IMMEDIATELY
UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEAR-
ANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court the 20th day of December, 2011.
Betty Strifler As Clerk of the Court
(seal)
/s/ by Kathy Stalbaum As Deputy Clerk
EXHIBIT "A"
Lot 14, Oak Hill Estates, more fully described as follows:
Commence at the SW corner of Section 1, Township 20 South, Range 18 East, go
thence N 00 degrees 06'09" E. and along the West line of the aforesaid Section I a
distance of 597.26 feet; thence N. 89 degrees 55'31" E. as distance of 60 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence continue N. 89 degrees 55'31" E. a distance of 604.65 feet;
thence S. 00 degrees 14'54" E. a distance of 720.77 feet; thence N. 89 degrees 52'38"
W a distance of 603.94 feet; thence N. 00 degrees 21'58" W. a distance of 121.21 feet;
thence N. 00 degrees 06'09" W. a distance of 597.47 feet to the Point of Beginning.
TOGETHER with an exclusive access easement over and across the following lands:
Commencing at the SW corner of Section 1, Township 20 South, Range 18 East. go
thence S 89 degrees 52'38" E. and along the South line of the aforesaid Section I a
distance of 60 feet; thence S. 00 degrees 21'58" E. a distance of 121.21 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence continue S. 0 degrees 21'58" E a distance of 1173.69 feet,
thence N. 89 degrees 52'38" W a distance of 20 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Publish on December 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

834-1230 FCRN
Vs, LeDuc, Virginia M 2011-CA-3947 Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2011-CA-3947
BRANNEN BANK, a Florida State Banking Corporation f/k/a THE BANK OF INVERNESS,
Plaintiff,
v.
VIRGINIA M. LeDUC a/k/a VIRGINIA MARIE LeDUC,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VIRGINIA M. LeDUC a/k/a VIRGINIA MARIE LeDUC
9323 E. Riverbluff Court, Inverness, FL 34453
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a Mortgage and Note on the follow-
ing described property in Citrus County, Florida:
TRACT NO. 17
A tract of land in Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 20 East, described as follows:
From the Southwest corner of Lot 38, of plat of C. BUCK TURNER CAMP SITES, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 29, Public Records of
Citrus County, Florida, run thence East along the South line of said Lot 38, 829 feet for
a Point of Beginning, thence South, parallel to the West line of said Lot 38, 184 feet,
thence East 50 feet, thence North 184 feet, thence West 50 feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing. LESS AND EXCEPT the North 10 feet; subject to an easement for ingress and
egress over the South 40 feet thereof.
TRACT NO. 18
A tract of land in Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 20 East, described as follows:
From the Southwest corner of Lot 38, of plat of C. BUCK TURNER CAMP SITES, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 29, Public Records of
Citrus County, Florida; run thence East, along the South line of said Lot 38, 879 feet for
a Point of Beginning thence South, parallel to the West line of said Lot 38, 184 feet,
thence East 50 feet, thence North 184 feet, thence West 50 feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing. LESS AND EXCEPT the North 10 feet thereof, subject to an easement for ingress
and egress over the South 40 feet thereof.
TRACT NO. 19
A tract of land in Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 20 East, described as follows:
From the Southwest corner of Lot 38, of plat of C. BUCK TURNER CAMP SITES, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 29, Public Records of
Citrus County, Florida, run thence East, along the South line of said Lot 38, 929 feet for
a Point of Beginning, thence South parallel to the West line of said Lot 38, 184 feet,
thence East 50 feet, thence North 184 feet, thence West 50 feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing. LESS AND EXCEPT the North 10 feet thereof, and subject to the easement for in-
gress and egress over the South 40 feet thereof.
TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress over the above de-
scribed lands as recorded in Official Record Book 125, Page 204, and Official Record
Book 127, Page 200, Public Records of Citrus County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH a 1984 SAND mobile home, I.D. NO. SSMFLAB101042, Title No.
22721341 located thereon.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, DONALD F. PERRIN, Esq., DONALD F.
PERRIN, P.A., Post Office Box 250, Inverness, FL 34451-0250 within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this notice, to-wit: on or before the 23 day of January, 2012,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 12 day of December, 2011.


(SEAL)


BETTY STRIFLER, Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Kathy Stalbaum, As Deputy Clerk


December 23 and 30, 2011.


835-1230 FCRN
Vs. Stevenfield, David 09-2011-CA-002730 Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-2011-CA-002730
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA;
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID STEVENFIELD A/K/A DAVID E. STEVENFIELD; ANNIE STEVENFIELD; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE PROPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
ANNIE STEVENFIELD
Last Known Address: 11055 N WAHOO TRAIL, DUNNELLON, FL 34433
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 20-B, LAKE ROUSSEAU ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 11055 N WAHOO TRAIL, DUNNELLON, FL 34433
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or
before Jan. 23, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in THE CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the com-
plaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person
with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator, John Sullivan, at 352-341-6700, or the Courts within 2
working days of your receipt of your notice to appear in Court.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was
mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 12 day of December, 2011.
BETTY STRIFLER, As Clerk of the Court
(COURT SEAL)
/s/ Kathy Stalbaum, As Deputy Clerk

December 23 and 30, 2011. 11-01460

845-0106 FCRN
Vs, Murphy, John A, 2011-CA-004086 Notice of Action Foreclosure
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 5th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CITRUS
COUNTY,
Case #: 2011-CA-004086 Division #:
Federal National Mortgage Association ("Fannie Mae"),
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
John A. Murphy; Pine Ridge Property owners Association, Inc. f/k/a Pine Ridge Serv-
ice Corporation, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living and all Unknown Par-
ties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in-
terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in
possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY

TO: John A. Murphy; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 2334
North Sheriff Drive, Beverly Hills, FL 34465
Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants,
if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their
respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named
Defendantss; and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown


CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a
mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Citrus
County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
LOT 5, BLOCK 183, OF PINE RIDGE, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGES 37 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 2334 North Sheriff Drive, Beverly Hills, FL 34465
This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL
33614 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 21 day of December, 2011.
BETTY STRIFLER, Circuit and County Courts
(SEAL)
By: /s/ Kathy Stalbaum, Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 110 North Apopka Avenue, In-
verness, Florida 34450; (352) 341-6700 at least 7 days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call
711.
December 30,2011 and January 6, 2012 10-196398 FC01


844-0106 FCRN
Vs, Jones, Steven 09-2011-CA-004001, Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 09-2011-CA-004001
NOTICE OF ACTION
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE IN-
VESTMENTS II TRUST 2007-AR3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-AR3,,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN JONES A/K/A STEVE V. JONES
Last Known Address: 5208 S THRASHER AVE HOMOSASSA, FL 34446
Attempted Address At: 1310 COLUMBIA ROAD WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191; 1308 CO-
LUMBIA RD WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191 2910 AND 10405 MAIN ST FAIRFAX, VA 22030
3302
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 65, LEISURE ACRES UNIT 4A, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 59 AND 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or before January 30,
2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice on
the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE and file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE ADA COORDINA-
TOR, TELEPHONE (352) 341-6700, 110 N. APOPKA AVENUE, INVERNESS, FL, 34450, AT
LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OF IMMEDIATELY
UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEAR-
ANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court the 16th day of December, 2011.
Betty Strifler As Clerk of the Court
(seal)
/s/ by Kathy Stalbaum As Deputy Clerk

Publish on December 30,2011 and January 6, 2012.


846-0106 FCRN
Vs, Davidson, Juan 09-2071-CA-004097 Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-2011-CA-004091
ARCH BAY HOLDINGS, LLC SERIES 201 OB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JUAN DAVIDSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN DAVIDSON; MARIELA DAVIDSON; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIELA DAVIDSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; PRIMEEQUITY, LLC; CITRUS HILLS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, WHETHER UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JUAN DAVIDSON; MARIELA DAVIDSON;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if any, in the
above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon
the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive,
Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, within thirty days of the first
publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following described property, to wit:
Lot 2, Block 1, CITRUS HILLS FIRST ADDITION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 9, Pages 73 through 83, of the Public Records of Citrus County, Florida.
If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the
Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law
Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328,
telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publi-
cation of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or petition.
DATED at CITRUS County this 20 day of December, 2011.
BETTY STRIFLER, Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Seal)
By /s/ Kathy Stalbaum, Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact John Sullivan, ADA Coordinator for the Courts within 2
working days of your receipt of your notice to appear in Court at 352-341-6700. You
can also use the online Florida State Courts System Title II ADA. Accommodation Re-
quest Form. Once submitted, this will go to the appropriate ADA Coordinator in your
county.
December 30,2011 and January 6, 2012.


840-1230 FCRN
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Southwest Florida Water Management District announces the following public
meeting to which all interested persons are invited:
Citrus County Task Force of the Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council
DATE/TIME: Monday, January 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 280,
Lecanto, Florida 34461
PURPOSE: Discussion of task force business.
This is a public meeting and an agenda is available online at
www.watermatters.ora/waterwavs or by contacting the Southwest Florida Water
Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899;
1-352-796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only), extension 4378.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act should contact the District's Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; 1-352-796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only),
extension 4702; TDD (Florida only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to
ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.fl.us
December 30,2011.


841-1230 FCRN
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Southwest Florida Water Management District announces the following public
meeting to which all interested persons are invited:
2012 Florida Department of Transportation Mitigation Plan (Draft) Meeting
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Bldg 4, 1st
Floor, Conference Rooms 112 A & B, Brooksville, Florida 34604
PURPOSE: Discussion of the 2012 Florida Department of Transportation Mitigation
Plan (Draft).
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Southwest Florida Water
Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899;
1-352-796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only), extension 4395.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act should contact the District's Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; 1-352-796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only),
extension 4702; TDD (Florida only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to
ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.fl.us.
December 30,2011.


842-1230 FCRN
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the follow-
ing public workshop to which all interested persons are invited:
Surplus Lands Assessment Public Information Meeting: Explanation of the evaluation
process for assessment of SWFWMD land holdings for potential surplus options. The
meeting purpose is to obtain public input. Governing Board and Advisory Committee
members may attend.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 11, 2012; 6 p.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Sarasota Service Office, 6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota FL 34240
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards,
Meetings & Event Calendar;1 (800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211
For more information, you may contact: Cheryl.Hill@watermatters.org
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad Order EXE0182)
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act should contact the District's Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or
1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to
ADACoordinator swfwmd.state.fl.us
December 30,2011.


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Hurricane
warnings
Here we go again. An-
other year for me to worry
about a tree on an empty
lot next to me bending
over. When that tree goes
down, it's going to go down
with all the wires, cables
and everything else at-
tached to it, due to the
thing that I have on a gen-
erator pole on my property.
I have tried calling every-
one to prevent a tragedy,
but nobody wants to help.
So when the tree comes
down and that transformer
comes down, the county is
going to have to clean up
the mess and cost a for-
tune for them. But in order
to prevent the tragedy, I
have tried calling every-
body to do something and
I get no help from nobody.


So when it happens, I
hope it doesn't happen,
but I have to worry.

The big chill
I've been to the library
twice in the last two weeks
and each time, it was re-
ally cold. I think people
would be a lot more com-
fortable and the county
would save some utility
money if they turn the tem-
perature up just one or two
degrees at the libraries.

Wrong as rain
I wish that the weather
forecasters, the Chronicle,
and everybody else would
lay off this bit about telling
us we're going to have
rain. It's 20 percent one
day, 30 percent one day,
40 percent another day. I
can guess as well as that


The
WEATHER


it's not going to rain. The
indicators say right now
we're not going to have
rains, if we did, they're not
even going to be enough


to wet the sidewalk, so
why come up and give
people false hopes? That's
all you're doing. You're
forecasting a guess. If you


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that, my suggestion is,
don't say nothing. Let
everybody be surprised.

Enough
about industry
I'm sitting here watching
the 8 o'clock news on
Channel 9 and I'm sick of
hearing about the frozen
strawberries, the frozen or-
anges, the frozen toma-
toes. What about the
frozen animals out there?
It was 16 degrees in my
yard last night and my
neighbors on both sides of
the street from me have
animals and they were in
their pens all night long.
Shame on these people.
They should live in the
pens and let the dogs in
the house.


Differing
estimates
What weather
report are we
supposed to
believe? The
local forecast
on TV said
tonight will be
34 degrees. The
paper says it
will be 28. Now
that's a long
distance be-
tween freezing.
So which one
are we
supposed to
believe?


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Don't dump
umps
I'm calling the Chronicle in
reference to "Overturn
umps." Apparently this per-
son here doesn't know
nothing about baseball.
Baseball, for years, since
the decade when it first
began, has always been
the umpires have been the
human element. They
make the calls and that's
what it is. They don't cheat
and whatever. It's part of
the ballgame. They don't


need to use replay. Then
what do they need umpires
for? Then you're taking
away from baseball. Just
leave it alone. Umpires
have always been a fact in
baseball and always will be.

Queen of means
I don't understand how
the people of England can
tolerate the expense that's
put on them just to have
the queen and her family
p a round and strut
around. She gives herself a
raise anytime she wants


and she makes all of her
millions of dollars a year.
They live in high luxury.
And why do the people of
that country have to pay
millions and millions of dol-
lars, as reported in the
paper, to support them?
What does she do for the
country that the House of


Commons or the normal
government doesn't do?
She's a figurehead and, to
me, of what value? We
were always told, at one
time, that nobody in the
royal family would ever get
a divorce. Well, Lady Di
changed that whole philos-
ophy. So I don't quite un-


derstand what's going on
there and I don't under-
stand how the people can
put up (with it). She's just a
symbol. She serves no real
function, as far as I'm con-
cerned.

Crabby
fishermen
I watch the crab fishermen
on TV. They work incredible
hours in the worst weather
imaginable. They have few
breaks and operate dan-
gerous equipment in ex-


tremely hazardous condi-
tions. I think they need a
union and OSHA should
look into this.

Uncommon
coyotes
To the gun-toting bicyclist:
Look up how many dog
bites to coyote bites there
have been in the last 100
years. You don't have to
protect anyone from coy-
otes around here. Put the
gun where the sun don't
shine.


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Funny business
I don't know about the
rest of you. But I don't trust
anybody that grins all the
time and laughs.

Make a new plan
This is to all the people
who have new relation-
ships. Please remember
three things that you don't
want to hear that will break
your heart. First, "You de-
serve so much better than
me." Second, "I love you
but I am not in love with
you."
And the big one above
all else, "I just need some
space and there is no one




Gulls not guilty
Let's keep the seagulls
away from the sea? How
smart is that. The seagulls
are the least of your prob-
lems at the Fort Island
Gulf Beach.

Solar panels,
please
The state of Florida
should be ashamed of it-
self. It's called the Sun-
shine State. Where are the
solar panels?

Gallon gouging
I never thought I would
see the day. Gas prices
are going down but the
price of a gallon of milk is
more than a gallon of gas.


else." These things will al-
ways show you that that
there is always someone
else and life goes on and
we are much bigger peo-
ple than that but try not to
hurt people in the heart.
It's not fair.

Secrets
uncovered
Yesterday in a medical
center, a fellow patient dis-
cussed cleaning out her
mother's house after her
death. The mother was a
very refined lady who
would never even use the
word "damn." When remov-
ing the bedroom furniture




It is unbelievable. So if
they don't get you from
one place, they get you in
another. They just stick it
to the American people.

Gone to
the dogs
One evening this week,
my husband was watching
the Giants game broad-
cast from Arizona and the
announcer made a com-
ment that during week-
days, the Giants and
Dodgers stadium in Cali-
fornia allows ticket holders
to bring in their dogs for a
$30 fee. Apparently busi-
ness is real slow, as the
Giants and Dodgers are in
bottom place. They say a
dog is man's best friend.


Imported PJs
I see where Chinese air
conditioners are being im-
ported in Florida. I wonder
if they are any better than
those pajamas I bought
last year from China. Over
and out.

Young Playmate
Playboy Playmate Crys-
tal, age 25, just broke her
engagement to 85-year-
old Hugh Hefner. The wed-
ding was scheduled for
this Saturday. Could it be


she was afraid of being a
young widow?

Odd observation
Jack Daniel's liquor is
produced in a county that
is dry. It can be manufac-
tured there but cannot be
sold there, but is sold
everywhere else across
the country. Odd things go
on.

Sole saver
This is to the person who
called in about President


she found several paper-
backs under the bed. To
her amazement, there was
"Tropic of Cancer," "Peyton




Bush staying close to
home at Camp David.
Well, you notice that no
shoes were thrown at
President Obama in for-
eign countries. Bush
stayed home just to save
his and this is a pun -
sole.

White's not right
I don't understand where
TV is going these days.
Some of the shows, the re-
ality shows and the theo-
retically comedic comedy
shows, are just, I don't
know, they make no sense
at all. Here you've got
Betty White. She's almost
90 years old. I don't know
what she's trying to prove,
that she's some sort of a


Place," "Catcher in the
Rye" etc. Everyone has a
secret life, it seems.





comedian. And all they're
trying to do is build her up
into something. So she
must be hurting for money
because Ed McMahon
was the same way. He was
supposedly supposed to
be such a rich follower of
Johnny Carson and he al-
most lost his home be-
cause he was bankrupt.
So I don't know what Betty
White's game is, but she
does not fit that part, in my
estimation...

Switching teams
I have been a fan of the
University of Miami for 51
years and I never thought I
would say, "Go Gators!"
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I see where the Brazilian
people got very excited over
the fact that they had elected a
clown to Congress. I don't see
what is such a big deal about
that. We have been electing
clowns to Congress for years.


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G od Bless Am erica .............................................................................. Page 5
Citrus County Schools ........................................................................ Page 6
The Economy...................................................................................... Page 7
Top 10 Issues........................................................................................Page 8
Lots of G iggles.................................................................................. Page 11
O nly in Citrus County........................................................................ Page 12
W hat W e Need in Citrus County ...................................................... Page 14
Casey Anthony ................................................................................ Page 15
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Chronicle Bashing ............................................................................ Page 23
Kudos for the Chronicle .................................................................... Page 23
All About Sports................................................................................ Page 24
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Cut the grass
Why is it so many people
in Citrus County don't mow
their lawns as frequently
as they should? A number
of them look like wheat
fields. High grass breeds
insects and mice and rats.
The neighbors don't ap-
preciate walking by and
being bitten by gnats,
fleas, etc. If you don't have
the time or energy, pay
someone. There are
laws regarding the length
of grass in most
communities.

Grime spree
Please help. The code
people will not do anything
about the situation in Bev-
erly Hills. It's turning into a
dumping ground. It used to
be a pretty, clean commu-
nity. And now you drive by
and there's garbage every-
where. You call the code
enforcement and they say


they will look into it. They
take your name and phone
number and nothing gets
done. I love my little com-
munity and I hate to see it
going down to a garbage
dump.


Overwatering
I'm calling because last
week we had two big
storms on Tuesday and
Wednesday. However,
when I went home in the
neighborhood, people are
still watering their lawns.
Do they not know how to
use the "off" button on their
sprinkling systems?


'EYEPOPPIN'
CHEESESTEAKS & HOAIES
They're so big your eyeballs will pop out!
k WE CAN DO LARGE ORDERS!


West Hwy. 44, Crystal River
(1/2 Block West of New Holiday Inn)
(Look for us in the Plaza between
Racetrac Gas & Turkey Oak Light)
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If we sell out we close early!
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Bins for
the birds
These new recycling
bins at the dump are for
the birds. They say that
you can put everything into
one container, put it in


whatever container you
have. Well, I have trash
cans that I would recycle
everything in and separate
it. So I then have to try to
dump those into these re-
cycling bins and I'm only 5
foot tall. They're full. I can't


The
ENVIRONMENT


reach the top, so I stand
there and toss the stuff up,
trying to get it in the top,
sometimes going three or
four times. If this is the way
they're going to do it, I'm
just going to have to stop
recycling because I physi-
cally cannot do it. It's for
the birds, literally.


Litter bugs
People who litter are
trash. A real estate publi-
cation reported the
amount of trash and litter
on the side of the road is a
reflection of the type of
people who live in the
area. I don't think that is a
compliment for the resi-
dents of Citrus County.


Let me
be crystal clear
If anyone out there
thinks that putting these


people on the sewer is
going to clean up King's
Bay, I've got a beautiful
sky-view bridge for you to
buy.


How hard is it?
Come on, people. Take
those cardboard boxes
and other recyclables
you're putting out by the
road for garbage pickup to
the recycle sites that are
provided for you. It is dis-
heartening to see all the
people evidently too lazy
to do such small things
asked of us to help save
our planet.


Find the oil
I know a shrimper on the
Homosassa River who
said his shrimp boats use
three gallons of oil a night.
Guess where that oil's at?


Bless you
Thank you, Mike, and
your mother for helping me
when I fell on Monday. You
don't know how much I ap-
preciate it. I can't pay you
back, but someday I hope
to help somebody to pay
you back. Thank you.
Bless you.

No complaints
Many people call to
complain. I am calling to
say thank you to the many
wonderful people that we
have met and the many
wonderful friends we have
made during our six
months down here for the
winter. To each and every
one of you: Thank you for
making this a most enjoy-
able season. May you be
blessed with love, happi-
ness and good air
conditioning.

Bless you
I am an 88-year-old


Thank
you


handicapped man who has
practiced more than a
week on my ukulele and
singing with it to attend a
family gathering and
neighborhood celebration.
When it was time for me to
perform, I was heckled and
became nervous and failed
to thank my wife, along
with the Father's Day cele-
bration, for her excellent
care of me and of the
house and all the chores. I
therefore would like to
thank my wife. I love her
with all of my heart and
thank her for everything
she has done for me.

Happy customer
At the Publix on Forest
Ridge Avenue in Citrus
Hills, I lost my house and
car keys. As I was running
through the store in a
panic, trying to find my
keys, I ran up to the desk,
the countertop, and the girl
looked at me and she
says, "These have to be


Thanks, stranger
Many thanks to the
Good Samaritan who
drove my elderly friend's
car to get her home after
she got lost in Beverly Hills
and could not find her
house.


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$4 miracle
I just want to say I was
at Winn-Dixie and I was
doing some grocery shop-
ping and I was short $4 on
my bill and I want to thank
this lady who came over
and gave me $4 to finish
my bill. I'm telling you,
there's wonderful people in
Beverly Hills and I just
want to thank her very
much.

Good job, guys
A belated thanks to the
sheriff's office and the pris-
oners for doing such a
good job of cleaning up
Gospel Island Road a cou-
ple week's ago. Unfortu-
nately, the pigs are back at
it, but it was great while it
lasted.

Free feast
On Thursday, five of us
ladies went to Charlie's
Fish House for lunch. It
was my birthday. We had


our lunch and when we
went to pay the bill, some-
one had already paid the
bill. They would not tell us
who, but whoever did it, we
want to thank you very
much.

Life savers
My family would like to
thank the paramedics who
saved our little boy. You did
an outstanding job and we
appreciate it very much.
Thank you for doing what
you do and keep up the
great work. We can't say
thank you enough. Thank
you and stay safe.

Drive-by
caroling
I'd like to thank the peo-
ple who came to Hernando
Heights on Christmas Eve
in a pickup truck pulling a
wagon filled with carolers,
and came knocking at the
door so we could listen to
them sing carols.


Bottom feeder
After 10 years of won-
dering where Osama bin
Laden was, President
Obama has now shown us.
He's at the bottom of the
sea. Thank you,
Mr. President.

Amazing feat
After reading all the de-
tails of how they got
Osama bin Laden and how


much our President
Barack Obama was in-
volved in getting together
that group and keeping
everything a secret within
his group, is amazing. Of
course, the Republicans
would hate to have that
word out too much be-
cause come election, peo-
ple are going to remember
the one who did get
Osama bin Laden, who
gave us so much grief and


Osama

bin Laden


heartache and has killed
so many Americans.

Bye-bye,
bin Laden
I'm calling the Chronicle
in (response) to "Bye-bye


baby, Osama bin Laden."
Like Ronald Reagan said,
you could run but you can't
hide. Kudos. Thanks a lot
to all the servicemen who
put their life on the line
and went in and got this
idiot. Now he's gone. But


remember, we got to stay
on our toes.

Mission
accomplished
Now that bin Laden has
finally been tracked down
and eliminated, it would
seem it would be a good
time for our President
Obama to get himself into
a flight suit, have someone
fly him out to an aircraft


carrier and give a little
speech under a large ban-
ner that says, "Mission Re-
ally Accomplished."

No sympathy
About bin Laden being
unarmed when he was
shot: So were the 3,000-
plus who died on 9/11 and
the thousands of others he
was responsible for killing.


You saved a life
My husband and I stopped at a
coffee shop in Inverness. While there,
my husband, who is 89 years old, was
getting out of the car and experienced
a physical problem, causing him to
almost fall down.
A group of men who saw what


happened came to our aid. Also an
RN who just happened to be there
assisted us. A 911 call was put
through and the EMS arrived and took
my
husband to the hospital. He had
suffered a stroke.
We may never meet or see these


wonderful, thoughtful people who
helped us, but I would like to thank
them and EMS from the bottom of our
hearts.
Thank you and God bless you.
Because of your help, my husband
will live and is now on his way to re-
covery.


your keys, you look so
panic-struck."
I'd like to thank the per-
son who returned my keys.
You have made my day
and saved me from having
a minor heart attack.


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Overturn umps
Baseball is no longer a fair
game. When the umpire
calls a bad call and the re-
play shows definitely it's bad,
and they don't let him go and
make it fair, that is not right.
That is cheating. Do they
teach the umpires to cheat?
What do they have the re-
play for if they don't go
ahead and go by it when it
shows the truth?

MEN

To the person who said
umpires are the human ele-
ment to baseball: This is
true. But also, human ele-
ments make mistakes and
when they make a mistake
they should admit it and
change their call.

Enough Tiger
Your readers have called





Terrific town
This is a belated but
very heartfelt thank you to
the town of Inverness for
the Elvis movie event,
which was so much fun,
and the awesome fire-
works and patriotic music.
Inverness is my favorite
town in Citrus County. The
small-town events in
Courthouse Square
always remind me of my
hometown in New
Hampshire.
Thank you so much to


in several times to tell you
that they are sick of seeing
Tiger Woods plastered all
over the paper. There are
other great golfers out
there that get absolutely
no attention from you. If it
were not for Tiger Woods'
lurid past, perhaps he
wouldn't be in the paper.
Please do everyone a
favor and take Tiger
Woods out of the paper

Foul language
Why don't the umpires
learn to say "ball" and
"strike" when they yell?
They yell like they've got a
stomach ache and you
can't tell if it's a ball or a
strike.

Blackouts back
The season hasn't even
started yet and the NFL is
starting with the TV black-




whoever's in charge of all
those events.

Pleasant
surprise
Following a notice in the
newspaper, I went to the
Beverly Hills Recreation
Center to line dance.
What a pleasant surprise.
I learned that you can join
without living in Beverly
Hills and I have made so
many new friends and
have such a busy sched-
ule. They have a large va-


All about
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outs it they don't get a sell- rate of almost 10 percent,
out for a home game. I'm which makes it tough to
not sure if the powers that pay the mortgage, let
be are aware of it, but in alone go to a game.
the Tampa Bay area we This whole scenario is
have an unemployment confusing. The TV compa-


Places
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riety of activities such as
card games, exercise
classes, zumba and many
others. What a great place
to meet new people and
have fun.

Magnificent
mall
I've been meaning to


call in about the Crystal
River Mall. If you haven't
been there lately, you
should go. They fixed the
air conditioning. It's actu-
ally cool in there and not
humid. They've made a
big effort to clean up the
place. The floors are nice
and shiny and clean.
They've cleaned up the


nies pay a pretty good dol-
lar for the right to televise
the games and then you
turn around and decide not
to televise unless the
game is a sellout. That
sounds like a win-win for
the NFL or maybe the
proper word should be
"greed."

Don't be a baby
Now Jimmie Johnson is
crying in the papers be-
cause he was caught
speeding on Pit Road and
now he's apologizing and
he's saying they should
post the speeds or give
him information. This is the
biggest cry baby. This is
typical to this sport. Now
he's not winning like he did
last year and all of a sud-
den he's crying the blues.
Well, too bad, Jimmie. It's
time to grow up and face
reality that you're not the


plants in the middle, re-
placed them, put new
bark in them and it looks
pretty good... they've
cleaned up all the copper
statues that we have in
there.
Remember, they were
all covered with dust and
everything? Well, not any-
more. It looks really nice.
They're really, really mak-
ing an effort.

VBS the best
Thanks very much to


only one driving a race car.

Tyson and Rose
Mike Tyson, I just read in
the paper, was inducted
into the Boxing Hall of
Fame. Mike Tyson, who is
a convicted felon and
spent time in prison. Yet
Pete Rose cannot be in-
cluded into the Baseball
Hall of Fame. Why not? All
he did was bet on a few
games. He's not a con-
victed felon.

Disgraceful
behavior
It's kind of interesting
that Tressel resigned as
coach. I think he was wor-
ried about getting fired, so
he was going to beat them
to the punch. With all the
drugs that are involved,
the fact of an honest sport
is going to be hard to find.


Pastor Gene and his staff
at St. Margaret's Church
for five great evenings of
Vacation Bible School. It's
not my home church, but
everyone was welcomed
and treated like family.
The ladies provided sup-
per every night, which
was delicious, followed by
age-appropriate activities.
God bless you all.


Count your
freedoms
I am very curious as to
the 67-year-old American
who has seen many of our
personal freedoms at-
tacked and even taken
away in our lifetime. Well,
that's my lifetime too. Why
not write another letter to
the editor and list all the
freedoms that have been
taken away?
That would be interest-
ing, as you cash your So-
cial Security check and go
to the doctor on Medicare.

The give and
take of it
Both the Declaration of
Independence and the
Constitution are docu-
ments that were created
through compromise. A lot
of people should remem-
ber that, if they even ever
knew it.


The cost of
America
Since when did it become
un-American to pay taxes?

Follow
the arrows
It's very hard to believe
what direction this country
is going into. I now am sit-
ting down watching a court
case where someone on
disability just bought a
$400 cell phone. It's hard
to believe.

It's our way
The last time I looked,
this is still America, You
cannot fire elected officials.
You wait for the next elec-
tion. Let's have a little
common sense here, al-
though it seems to be
rather uncommon.

All for one
Isn't it about time that


God Bless
AMERICA


politicians stopped fighting
with each other and joined
together to fight for
America?

What's that
you're singing?
Just a comment about
the atrocious singing of


our national anthem at the
Super Bowl on Sunday: I
think it's about time that
events using the national
anthem select someone
who can sing it correctly
and know all the words.

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Please explain
I've listened to all this
rhetoric about the Osama
bin Laden death and all
the Bush lovers out there
are claiming how it was
not a victory for the
Obama administration.
Well, let's just clarify this.
George W. Bush is the one
who got us in this whole
mess and the Obama ad-
ministration is the one
who got us out. Now how


else do you explain it?
Good decision
President Obama has
made yet another gutsy
and correct decision in not
releasing death photos of
bin Laden. The president
puts the good of the coun-
try ahead of politics. We
are lucky to have such a
cool-headed president in
these terrible, troubled
times.


Osama

bin Laden


Should've
been armed
A comment about bin
Laden: There's talk that he
wasn't armed. Well, all I got
to say is, if he likes to kill


Americans, he should have
armed himself. Like Clint
Eastwood said in the "Unfor-
given" movie about the guy
that put his friend on display:
"Well, he should have armed
himself."


This is the night of the
Super Bowl and another
one, Christina Aguilera,
sang the national anthem.
And, of course, it sounded
like I don't know what. No-
body can sing the national
anthem like it's supposed
to be sung, In fact, the only
one who has ever done it
is Whitney Houston.

MEN

When will these young
performers realize that
Frances Scott Key knew
what he was doing when
he wrote our national an-
them? They should stop
trying to change the music
and concentrate on the
words.

MEN

I watched the Super
Bowl yesterday and both
of our songs, "God Bless
America," and the national
anthem were both massa-




Breaking news
Breaking news: Donald
Trump sent his investiga-
tors to locate Osama bin
Laden and then informed
President Obama where
Obama was located.
Trump, therefore, accom-
plished what three presi-
dents who had been
searching for bin Laden for
more than a decade.


cred. Do these singers pay
whoever's in charge so
that they can do what they
call singing? It just stunk,
in plain English.

MEN

That Christina Aguilera
last night at the Super
Bowl: if they do not sing it
properly, they should be
fined, just like the players,
and disbarred from ever
doing an event like that,
because they get a good
chunk of change doing
this.

Leave the
country
In this morning's paper,
somebody was trying to
figure out how to put their
money into a foreign bank.
Well, it's very simple. Just
move out of the country.
Move to China or move to
wherever you want to bank
and live there.




Bad housekeeper
I have never in my life
seen such a filthy mess.
Who in the world was bin
Laden's housekeeper?

Trump trumped
With the supposed
death of Osama bin
Laden, President Obama
has evidently trumped
Trump.


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Pay is well
deserved
I have an older cousin
who was a schoolteacher
and, believe me, they earn
every cent they get. He
would bring home papers
to correct until 9 o'clock at
night. He had no private
life with the teaching that
he did. And some of the
schoolkids were so rotten
that he was afraid of some
of them. So please don't
take the pay away from
school teachers. They re-
ally do deserve it. They are
not sponges. They're just
ordinary human beings
with families to raise, too.

Performance
is skewed
How does one explain
the disparity in perform-
ance between public and
private schools? Private
schools get to pick and
choose who their students
are. Public schools edu-
cate everyone. Sometimes
that's not easy, but that's


why they are called public
schools. Second reason:
Parental involvement. Par-
ents who choose private
schools are much more
likely to be an important
part of their kids' lives;
public school parents, not
so much.

All educated
All these shortsighted
people nattering about
paying for education
should remember that
someone paid for your ed-
ucation and that you are
now educating the doctors,
nurses and police who will
take care of you in the fu-
ture. If you think education
is expensive, you ought to
try ignorance.

Pay it forward
The world is becoming
pretty bad off whenever
you are not wanting to take
care of the children of
America. You know, this is
what taxpayers are sup-
posed to do is take care of
our next generation and try


Too loose
Maybe if the school teachers and
school board did their job in Florida,
they wouldn't need the baggy pants
law. Obviously, they've been getting


to teach them right from
wrong, not down the kids
and down the schools. The
schools are the best thing
in the world for our chil-
dren education. Whether
you have children or not,
you should think about the
children and what's best
for them. It's been going
on for generations. Why
would you want to stop it
now?



To the 27-year-old and
others who criticize having
to pay school taxes: Who
do you think helped pay for
whatever public education
and its perks you got? Your
parents or caregivers
didn't pay enough in taxes
in all their years to cover
your costs.


You're all wet
That one letter to the ed-
itor in there about some-
body complaining about
Crystal River students
don't have a covered walk-
way to stand under in
weather I thought that
was a joke at first. But then
when I read it again, I think
the person was serious. I
wonder if that family ever
heard of umbrellas or rain
gear. That's what I had
when I went to school.
Or is it so difficult that
these poor little kids can't
get wet or have to walk
anywhere that they've got
to be pampered. The easi-
est way to do it is rather
than complain to the
schools, buy them a nice
umbrella. They have golf
umbrellas and they have
nice rain gear. Then they'll
be pretty well protected. I


away with it for years. In New Jersey,
where my husband taught before we
moved here five years ago, the
school's policy was if you did not
come to school dressed appropriately,
you'd be sent home, and home is


don't think we have to
spend thousands to re-
build a school sidewalk
covering just to avoid
somebody having to go
out and purchase
a $9 umbrella.

Too many tests
Far too many public


schools are sucking the joy
and life out of learning in
school by viewing educa-
tion solely through tests. I
hope Citrus County
schools will listen to this
message.


exactly where these kids went if they
came to school not dressed properly.
If the schools took care of this
problem, there would not be a baggy
pants issue.


Citrus Countyq

schools 2


Kudos to
Kennedy
Today is Saturday, Feb. 26,
and I just wanted to make a
remark about Nancy
Kennedy's column, "Grace
Notes." She is so enjoyable
and writes on subjects that
everyone can relate to. And
today is the one about com-
pany stopping in and it just
made me think so much of
myself: "Hurry up and clean
the house because some-
one's coming." But I just got
the biggest kick out of her
column and enjoyed it so


Looking good
The photo of the 2011
Golden Scholarship
Awards recipients not only
deserves the awards, they
also deserve an award for
their consideration of their
appearance. They were all
properly attired and we
wish them the best in their
endeavors.


much. I just wanted her to
know.

Coverage
commended
I commend the Chronicle
for excellent coverage of the
loss of Jonathan Taylor.
Thank you for honoring him
so well.

Cartoon
says it all
I just want to give you my
thanks for the editorial car-
toon of the nation on their


Chronicle ,,
BASHING

they still make comments. "indivisible" from the


Tired of Tiger
I just want to thank the
Sports page which I
don't think they do much -
again for a picture of the
loser, Tiger Woods.

'Paddy'
not 'Patty'
Top of the morning to
you. This paper never
ceases to amaze me. You
have a publisher that is as
Irish as Paddy's pig, yet
you permit in the Sound
Off a headline that says in
the Sound Off, "St. Patty's
success" Patty's, for
God's sake. It's "St.
Paddy," not "Patty." By the
way, that "St. Patty" Sound
Off was in Sunday, March
27's paper. Please make a
correction. St. Patrick


would be turning in his
grave, he would.

Silly Sound Off
This is an impromptu
phone call. I read the
Chronicle every day while
I'm eating lunch at Frank's
Restaurant. Sometimes
I'm in good shape and
sometimes I'm not. But
some of the stuff that I
see that people call in on
Sound Off? You guys
ought to have a little
school that people have to
go to before they're al-
lowed to call in. Even the
letter writers; I can't be-
lieve some of the stupid
stuff I see in here. The let-
ter writing and especially
with the Sound Off, peo-
ple don't know what
they're talking about but


knees in prayer for Japan. I
think that's an excellent, ex-
cellent reproduction. Thank
you so much for that.


Congrats, Shemir
A sincere congratulations
to Shemir Wiles for over-
coming her panic, paranoia
and hysteria over guns. I do
think that it's overplayed a


Pledge of Allegiance to
the flag of the United
States of America, that a
citizen golfer from Eng-
land would win the U.S.
Open and a proven citizen
golfer from the United
States of America was not
even able to show up for
the fight? As a result, the
Chronicle sports page
coined it a "British inva-
sion." Ah, deja vu.

Get your
own hankie
I'm calling about the edi-
torial in the Chronicle


,Q


Kudos for the
CiHRlONlbICLE


little bit; the aspect that
guns kill people. That's a re-
sult of unjustified fear of an
object that has been demo-
nized when it's not the gun,
per se, that kills people, it's
some nut at the other end
of it. So congratulations,
Shemir. We're happy that
you've joined the crowd.


Over and out.


about closing the Social
Security office. It is not a
bad decision; it is a good
decision. We're supposed
to be saving money in this
government and people in
Citrus County need to
start understanding and
especially people at the
Chronicle that the gov-
ernment is not here to
wipe your nose for you,
OK? Get online. You can
do everything online. If
you're Internet chal-
lenged, get someone to
do it for you at the library.
We have numerous serv-
ices in this county. It's not
going to hurt to cut back.

Stop photo-ops
It is amazing how many
photos of our commission-
ers appear in the Chroni-





Pitts is a star
Here is something for all of
us to look forward to every
Monday, and that is
Leonard Pitts' column in the
Chronicle. Thank you for in-
cluding him among your
columnists. He's like a
bright star.

Tip of the hat
A very strong tip of my hat
to the Chronicle. It was fas-
cinating to see the Adlai
Stevens quote right above
the Leonard Pitts article.
Nicely done. Nicely done.


cle. I think that the space
could be better used for
situations that are more
important than their little
pictures over and over
again.

No class
This is for the Associated
Press, Chronicle. I can't
even believe that you guys
would print a story from
the Associated Press
about this Miss America or
Miss USA crown. What-
ever happened to civility, to
saying stuff nice about
people? Not, you know,
being mean about things. I
mean, you people have no
class at all. I mean,
"Newest winner is 'history
geek.'" I mean, if you can't
say something nice, you
shouldn't say anything ...





Appropriate
article
Dr. Ron Joseph: Thank
you so very much for your
article in today's paper. I
was grateful to read it...
I appreciate your article,
"Athletes behaving badly." It
was a good eye-opener. I
hope children would read it.
We need people to look up
to, not to have to read in the
paper how badly they be-
have. They certainly are not
role models. Thanks again
for your very appropriate
article.


Horse's patootie
Who is the northbound
end of a southbound
horse that chose the pic-
ture of Obama in the
Commentary section of
Sunday's paper (June
19)? It's disgusting.

Deja vu
Isn't it ironic that after
the National Broadcasting
Company eliminated, with
a shallow apology, the
words "under God" and


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Express thanks
Q. Why is it parents of
young children receiving
birthday and Christmas
checks in the mail and
cards never bother to
send thank-you cards or
calls? Is anything under
$50 considered too triv-
ial to be appreciated?
We're not all rolling in
money.

A. When you send money
to relatives and the par-
ents don't respond or the
children don't respond: My
suggestion is, don't sign
the check. They will call
back.

Power problem
Q. A real problem: I
would like to know if
some of you rocket sci-
entists out there could
answer this lifelong
question: How do you
apply talcum or med-
icated powder to an
adult human body? For
70 years I have tried to
figure this one out.
I, like millions, of people,
squeeze the powder


from the can into the
palm of my hand. I then
try to spread the powder
on the affected or most-
needed area. Less than
10 percent of the powder
stays where you need it.
Forty-five percent falls to
the floor while another
45 percent turns your
feet solid white.
My wife makes me
stand on a towel to
apply powder; a can of
expensive medicated
powder loses about 90
percent to the floor and
your feet, while less than
10 percent stays on the
area needed.
And don't tell me to
apply the powder laying
on the bed on my back.
As soon as I stand up, it
will fall out and turn my
feet while again.
Can anybody help me?

A. This message is for the
gentleman who wanted to
know how to apply the tal-
cum powder. You simply
take an old-fashioned bath
powder container with a
powder puff in it. You put


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your powder into that con-
tainer and you use the
powder puff. That's the way
I do it. It's really very sim-
ple. You can buy the old-
fashioned powder
container with powder, it
you don't want it, dump
that out and put your med-
icated powder in it.


A. My answer to the pow-
der puff problem: I took a
washcloth, folded it in a
square, stitched it so it
wouldn't come apart. Put
your powder on the wash-
cloth and there you go.
Keep the washcloth on a
plate or in a bowl. And
keep using it. There's no
way to buy a powder puff


unless you buy an expen-
sive box of powder, which
is ridiculous.

Close shave
Q. What's with these
young baseball players
with the faces full of
whiskers? I guess it
makes them feel older. I
think it makes them look
dirty. What do these
young girlfriends and
their wives think about
it?

A. I'm calling in to respond
to "Furry fielders" why the
young baseball players
have faces full of whiskers.
When young men shave
and then sweat, it stings
terribly. So a lot of times, if
they're going to be playing
outside in the heat, espe-
cially daytime games, they
don't shave that day so
that their faces don't sting
with the salty sweat that
hits their face. Just thought
I'd give you that reason.

Up or down?
Q. Would someone
please tell me which di-


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reaction I need to set my
ceiling fans? I have a
friendly argument with a
neighbor. In the summer,
which direction should
the blades revolve?

A. Someone called in to
Sound off and asked which
direction they should have
their ceiling fans. In the
summertime, your ceiling
fan should go counter-
clockwise. This has been
checked out with the
power companies and the
fan companies, Counter-
clockwise in the summer.

Flamingo census
Q. Congratulations to
The Path Thrift Store for
their pink flamingos, but
just how many did they
have? I was curious.

A. This is in response to
Path is Pink: The answer
to your question is 619
flamingos. But they have
received more flamingos
since that count. So it
would be higher if they
were to recount.


National
lottery needed
Perhaps the time has
come when we need to
have a weekly tax-free na-
tional lottery the pro-
ceeds of which can only
be used to pay off the
debt.

It's too
much work
The hoops we hard-
working Americans find
ourselves in when we
seek unemployment bene-
fits are crazy. You work hard
all your lie to either be laid
off, terminated or some
health reason. Unemploy-
ment wants you to go to
work doing anything. Don't
worry about how you will get
there with no transportation.
Of if you do have your own
transportation, the gas
prices and the miles you
have to travel. Oh, but you
are entitled to 26 weeks of
benefits, In the meantime,
they are sending you ques-


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tionnaires to fill out and ap-
pointments to appear at or
benefits will be cut off. Hoop
after hoop after hoop. Good
Lord, help us all.

Inflation
ignored
Food prices go up,
gasoline prices going up,
television prices going up,
cable television prices
going up, water prices
going up, but according to
the federal government ex-
perts, there is no inflation.
I guess the experts live on
the moon, because they
do not live here.

Child
care costs
If you can't afford for-
mula or diapers for your
kid, why are you having
babies in the first place?

Revenue
from fine
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to do is put a policeman
up in Homosassa Springs.
Say he starts at the Winn-
Dixie plaza and he's riding
a bicycle. He goes around
to Walmart and he tickets
all the people in the fire
lane, then he rides over to
Publix and does the same


thing around there, then
rides to Sweetbay and
does the same thing
around there and then
comes back. They could
probably take in close to
$2,000 a day. I think I read
somewhere, or heard, that
parking in a fire lane had a
fine of $250. I think they


could probably get 10 peo-
ple a day and that would
bring $2,000 or $2,500 a
day into the budget.

Keep foreign
aid here


Here's my idea on giving
people jobs: Take a few bil-
lion dollars that they give
to those other countries
and put it here in the coun-
try, hire people by the gov-
ernment to fix our roads,
our bridges, our infrastruc-
ture. We need jobs. Pay
them a good wage and the
people will work and you'll
get this economy going.

Close
the doors
The news says that if we
can't reach a budget
agreement, the govern-
ment's going to have to
shut down. Is that really
bad? I mean, if it shuts
down, doesn't that stop
the spending? How much
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worthless?


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economics
I keep hearing today's
conditions compared to
the Great Depression. Not
so. In the '30s, you could
buy a loaf of bread or a
gallon of gas for a dime,
and a haircut was a quar-
ter. Now while wages go
down or disappear, every-
thing else goes up.
A year ago, a 5-pound
bag of sugar was $1.99.
Now sugar comes in a 4-
pound bag and it's $2.99.
Eight-ounce containers
of yogurt shrunk to 6
ounces.
If you made $35 a week
on the WPA in 1935, you
could feed your family, fill
your tank and even have a
beer or two because the
regulation beer pail was
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BUDGET CUTS
On budget cuts: I think it
would be probably easy to
cut 90 percent of the
prison system's budget.
We don't need to make it
so comfortable for a pris-
oner. A prisoner doesn't
deserve free medical care
when people in Ho-
mosassa are walking
around with no teeth.

M.E

How is it that every time
they want to cut the
budget, it's got to be edu-
cation? It's one of the
main ones they're cutting.
Why? Is this because
maybe they want the
present day students to
be so stupid when they
grow up that they won't
know what the politicians
are doing to them?

MEN

It is hard to believe our
county leaders and
elected officials are seri-
ous about saving or cut-
ting the budget. Here are
two sure-fire ways that
they can do this: First,
every county employee
who makes over $75,000
per year should take at
least a 10 percent pay cut.
They could also give back
one week vacation and
some sick time. Second:
we seem to have plenty of
deputy sheriffs in the
county when you see
them parked side by side


exchanging information,
as the department tells
us. We seem to always
need volunteer firefight-
ers. Why can't you cross
train the deputies to be
firefighters instead of ex-
changing information? It
will also look good on
their resumes.

MEN

Regarding Citrus
County's budget: Do what
the rest of us have to do -
cut things out! If you can't
afford certain things, don't
raise taxes to pay for
them, just cut the item.
Why do you always have
to indicate all services are
required? They are not,
regardless of what some
people think. If you can't
afford to pay for a service,
cut the service.


CITRUS
MEMORIAL
I see where Citrus Me-
morial is in the news
again. These people are
well educated yet seem to
be unable to act as adults
and resolve matters. All
these lawyers and wasted
time are costing the tax-
payer a fortune for our
people.

MEN

I need a little clarifica-
tion. Who pays for the
lawyers and the lawsuit
with Citrus Memorial


10 ISSUES

Health Foundation Board the fire ba
of Directors vs. the Citrus the fire ba
County Hospital Board of they could
Trustees? They're having works. Bu
a conflict and exactly who ing them,
is paying all these court them anyt


costs and so forth? I've
never heard of anything
so confusing and oblique
in my whole life. This is
the most ridiculous thing
I've ever seen.


FIREWORKS
I wish people would find
out about the law before
they call in Sound Off all
the time. These people
saying how come the po-
lice don't stop them from
selling the fireworks in the
tents. The law does not
say you can't sell fire-
works. The law says you
couldn't shoot them when


n was on. Once
n was lifted,
I shoot the fire-
t as far as sell-
you can sell
ime you want.


MEN


With the holiday week-
end here, please remind
everyone that setting off
fireworks without a permit
is prohibited not only in
Citrus County but
throughout the state of
Florida. Residents, guests
and tourists, this means
no fireworks.

MEN

I went to the fireworks in
Inverness on Sunday
night and I was very
amused that there was,
like, what, four grand fi-


nales? The grand finale
happened, so I started
walking away, got into
about the middle of the
road, and, ha, the fire-
works start up again, So I
look up and it's all over
and I start walking away
again, and, bam, it starts
up again, Hmm. Makes
me think that somebody
didn't know what they
were doing.

MEm

Would someone please
explain to people that the
Fourth of July is over. This
is the seventh night I have
listened to fireworks. I
now have a dog that is
petrified to go outside. I'm
sure no one cares, but
could we keep it to like
over the weekend and not
seven days?


FLAGS
The fact that our beauti-
ful and glorious American
flag can be displayed
everywhere and anywhere
gives you the right to
make your ridiculous
comment.

MEN

I just read in today's
Chronicle about Crystal
River code enforcement
possibly citing that restau-
rant for having too many
military flags flying in
honor of our military
forces. What an outrage!


The way I see it, every
building in every town
across the country should
be flying those flags.

MEN

Our flag is never hon-
ored when it is being used
to sell cars, furniture and
sandwiches.

MEN

Concerning multiple
flags: Three flags are
plenty. She can rotate the
flags, but three should be
the limit.
MEN

Regarding all the to-do
over a few flags: Seems
ludicrous when every
highway, road, community,
village, etc., throughout
Citrus County and the en-
tire nation is blighted by
ugly commercial business
signs stuck here and
there, shelter, skelter. What
could be uglier?

MEN

Armistice Day is due to
be here and Memorial
Day. Just wanted to make
you aware that I will have
plenty of flags around my
property. As a Korean War
vet, this is due to me. I
hope you have your pencil
sharp. We'll be waiting for
you.

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ing room and talk to the
patrolmen and them prac-
tice what she's preaching,
it would really be great.


On the road
AGAIN I


MEN


Show some
responsibility
I want to talk about the
drivers here in Citrus
County. I bought a brand
new pickup truck three
months ago brand new
off the showroom floor -
and in the three months
I've had it, it's gotten hit on
the side at parking lots, it's
gotten backed into on the
back bumper and the left
door has got a scrape, just
in parking lots. Could you
please leave a note after
hitting my truck? This is
ridiculous, absolutely
ridiculous.

Heal thyself
I'm just reading the arti-
cle that Gail Tierney put in
about the use of turn sig-
nals, which I thought was a
great article. Now if she
could just get in the brief-





Rock the block
Inverness, thanks for a
great street party (Friday)
June 3, downtown by the
Old Courthouse, those four
bands. Great young crowd.
I'm a new senior citizen.
That Mighty Mongo finished
it, like, amazing at the end
with a great stage (show).
Everybody was friendly. A
lot of people there.

Camp congrats
I would like to thank the


brother in New Jersey and
he wouldn't answer his cell
phone and finally he called
me back and he advised
me that he doesn't talk on
the cell phone when he's


driving because in New
Jersey it's a $200 fine if an
officer observes you
speaking on your phone. I
think that's something they
should implement in Citrus


I hate to say this, but
Gail Tierney should look at
her own sheriff's depart-
ment and how they drive
before she writes an article
about giving out tickets to
people who don't use their
turn signals. Seventy-five
percent of our sheriff's de-
partment never use their
turn signals. Sure, issue
tickets to drivers who are
too lazy to push that little
lever down up or down, but
start with the sheriff's de-
partment first. They're not
exempt.

Don't talk
and drive
I just spoke to my




Sheriff's Youth Ranch for
having a free camp for one
week. My great-grand-
daughter went the last two
years and thinks they do a
wonderful job. So I would
like to thank all of them.
Very nice.

Keep
history alive
I have to laugh at the per-
son who complained about
all the money being wasted
on the Valerie Theater to


renovate it and make it us-
able again. I suppose he
was upset years ago with all
the money used for fixing
up the Old Courthouse and
making it into a museum.
He has no interest in histori-
cal places and would just as


soon tear them down and
make them into parking lots.
My heart goes out to people
like this who have no inter-
est in history of the past but
live only for the present.
He'd rather have some dis-
count store put in the


County here with the tele-
phone. No talking, period,
on the cell phone. If you
do, make the fine $500 -
the heck with $200.

A lesson for all
You know, people cannot
be speeding through
school zones. If I have to
go 20 and everyone else
has to go 20, so do the old
people in this county. The
sheriff's office should get
off its butt and do some-
thing.

How hard is it?
Would somebody ex-
plain to me what's so diffi-
cult about using your turn
signal and letting another
person know what you're
going to do? In order to
drive today, you have to be
a mind reader.






square, or maybe another
Wendy's or McDonald's, in-
stead of anything old and
filled with history. Such a
pity.

Fantastic
fireworks
The Inverness fireworks
were just wonderful this
year. Thanks to all those
who contributed and made
that possible. It was really
fun.


MEN

I once asked someone
in the Walmart parking lot
why they didn't use their
turn signals. Their answer
was, "It's none of your
business where I'm going."

Stop
means stop
The subject of this
Sound Off is four-letter
words: Slow. Stop.
These words are very
similar. As a matter of fact,
they share the first and
third letter. However, their
definition is distinctly differ-
ent unless we're talking
about the intersections on
the road in Citrus County.
Drivers seem to inter-
change these two words at
leisure.








Thankful for ER
I was reading in the paper
about the long wait at Citrus
Memorial emergency room.
In the latest issue of the
AARP for July and August,
read on page 15 where
emergency rooms are
being closed. We should be
thankful, no matter the wait,
that we have one here
in Inverness.

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Keep your
promises
Heads up
out there if
you are trying
to make an
honest buck.
A little com-
mon courtesy
will get you a
long way. If
you say you're
going to call,
or ask to call,
do it. If you
say you'll be
somewhere,
be there; if
you'll be late
or not show
up, call your
customer.
Good news
travels fast;
bad news
travels faster.


Good
SUGGESTIONS,


Don't cut
military pensions
I heard today that they
want to cut the pensions
for our servicemen. Why
can't they cut the pensions
for our congressmen and
senators? Give them a cut
in pay once in a while.
Most are millionaires and
that's why they don't want
to be taxed.

Keep one
shuttle ready
You know, with this Russ-
ian unmanned rocket that
is going to re-supply the
space station crashing,
perhaps we should rethink
our shuttle program and
maybe keep one shuttle in
reserve in case these peo-
ple ever get trapped up
there.


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Well, it looks like we're
in for another rough year
and some really tough re-
strictions and pulling in
our belts again. So here's
a tip for next Christmas:
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make great wrapping
paper. We did this during
the Depression and it re-
ally saved a bunch of
money on tissue paper
and wrappings.
So I hope it helps some-
body. And it's great the
kids love it. They read the


funnies before they open
their presents.


So there
Let me start with this:
All you Democrats, Re-
publicansansd independ-
ents, it's time to grow up.
I wish the people who
leave their dogs and kids
in cars would sit in the car
for one hour with the win-
dow cracked down a few
inches. They should try it
and see how much time
they could stay without
enough air. Please realize
what you are doing before
you kill your dog or child.

Fill 'er up
The only way that Lake
Hernando is ever going to
get filled up is if God fills it
up, because Swiftmud
refuses to.


What time
is it, really?
Why are we still doing
Eastern Standard Time
and Daylight Saving
Time? Why can't we just
leave it at one of them
and be done with it?

Puzzle pain
Again I got a headache
from doing the crossword
puzzle. Why do they have
to make the boxes and
lettering so small? There
are a lot of senior citizens
in Citrus County that have
trouble reading small
print. Why can't they make
these crossword puzzles
larger so that we can at
least enjoy doing some-
thing? Please look into
this and make the puzzles
larger and the print larger.
Make the boxes larger.
Thank you. Have some
consideration.


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GOVERNOR
SCOTT
I would like to make a few
comments about Gov.
Scott. He must be doing
something right. He's being
sued by the NAACP and
he's getting complaints left
to right. We wanted some-
one in there who would cre-
ate jobs and balance the
budget and he's working to-
ward that. Give him a
chance. He's a business-
man, not a politician.



This man does not know
the first thing about govern-
ing a state. I hope all you
who voted for him are very
happy. This state is going
downhill as fast as he can
do it. God help us.

MEN

The Chronicle isn't bi-
ased in reporting on Gov.
Scott's outrageous deci-
sions. With Scott's polling
at 57 percent disapproval,
the Chronicle is just going
with the flow.

MEN

Gov. Rick Scott is our
man. If he can't do it, no-
body can. He's going to
save Florida and you guys
stop crying.

MEN

I say this is one of the sit-
uations of "marry in haste,


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regret at leisure." I'll bet
there are more than one -
probably more than several
hundred people in the
county alone who regret
their votes for Scott.

MEN

There are a lot of people
unhappy with Gov. Scott,
but we all need to remem-
ber he hasn't made all
these changes without the
rubberstamping of our local
legislators. We need to re-
member that when we go
to the polls next time.

MEN

There's an old saying that
goes something like this:
You have to scramble a few
eggs before you can make
an omelet. I apparently see
a bunch of you are scram-
bling around from what
Rick Scott is doing to this
state. Me, I'm waiting for
the omelet.


MADE IN
THE USA
I went up to New York
and I bought dungarees in
Long Island, N.Y I paid $45
for them and I want to tell
you, I just called up the
company to find out where
they were made. Would you
believe Mexico? When the
heck is the United States of
America going to give jobs
back to our men? You have
sold our country down the
drain.


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has been taking their ma-
chinery to China and
they're producing every-
thing in China? That's why
we don't have jobs here.
Look about your home and
count the articles that are
made in China.

MEN

Why do we keep buying
all that stuff? It's fake, it's
junk, it doesn't last forever
and some of it is dangerous
for some of us to use. Why
do we have to keep getting


seas and brought in this
country. Their comment
was that they are cheap,
and they are. Mexico is the
same way. It isn't that the
labor makes them cheap.
It's the owners of the corpo-
rations that build the prod-
uct down there that look at
ways of cutting costs and
making it cheaper so their
profit margin is a lot higher.

OTTAWA
I live in Brentwood. I fi-
nally decided to use the
new Ottawa cut through to


save time on County Road
491. I can't believe we paid
an engineer to design such
a stupid road.

MEN

I am surprised at our
commissioners voting for
that extra road of Ottawa
Avenue when the whole
country is in recession and
unemployed, I think some
of our commissioners
should be in the unemploy-
ment line next year.

MEN

Good job, commission-


ers. I use the Ottawa-Otis
cut through on a daily basis
going from County Road
486 to State Road 44 and
driving up Ottawa is just
simply beautiful. Tamposi
did an excellent job on the
landscaping on either side
and it is well maintained. It
is such a pleasure to drive
that route and not the
County Road 491 route
which is hustle bustle with
no landscaping or anything.
Really appreciate it.


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Don't anyone in Con-
gress and in the news
media realize that the big
manufacturers of clothes,
toys, shoes, household arti-


OTTAWA
I live in Terra Vista and have
read about Ottawa Road being
opened to State Road 44 so I
decided to drive this "direct'
route. This road does not go di-
rect to State Road 44. It comes
twice to a stop sign where you
go either left or right, meanders
through a lovely residential
neighborhood, and finally ends
at 44 with no red light to go east
or west through a busy four-lane
highway. My opinion is our
county commissioners spent
money foolishly once again. This
road is not a time saver and
never will be.


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PORT CITRUS
I'm glad the county com-
missioners are looking at
the port. We need to diver-
sify this economy. We can't
continue to depend on
construction jobs.

=ME

I'm very much against
the Port of Citrus concept.
It's hard to believe a few
politicians can decide on
their own to change the
character of the county.
Anyone who thinks this
wouldn't be a major impact
is just not aware of how
fragile it is. Now someone
wants to make Citrus
County a transportation
hub and they are spending
my tax dollars to pay a lob-
byist to achieve it.

MEN

I am perplexed on the
county commissioner to
grant $50,000 plus any


override for a study for the
ill-founded Port of Citrus. If
the feasibility study comes
back negative, I propose
they pay for it out of their
own pockets. Perhaps this
way we can get some
accountability.

M**

What part of Port Citrus
rhymes with Nature
Coast?

RED-LIGHT
CAMERAS
I see that the cash cow
is coming to Crystal River
with the red-light cameras.
They've already calculated
how much they're going to
receive from these red-
light cameras. It's not all
about safety. There's a lot
of other ways they can do
this with safety.
If looks like a duck,
quacks like a duck and it
walks like a duck, it's a
duck.


ME.

Can we get those red-
light-running cameras in
Crystal River really quick?
My last three days had two
people run a red light.
Nearly killed everybody in
the intersection.


T-352-270-8231
C-843-290-0184
Hint: slow down.
One was playing on her
telephone: the other was
smoking in one hand, a
cigarette, and coffee in the
other hand, and looked like
she was trying to drive
with her knee. Had no clue
that she was running a red
light.


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money, maybe they'd slow MoreTop 10
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PORT CITRUS
May I give my opinion about the
Citrus County port? Hey, I couldn't
care less about jobs because I'm re-
tired and I thought that was the main
demographic of Citrus County. So do
we really need any more jobs for
here, and industry, to ruin the beauti-
ful
Nature Coast with more pollution,
gas trucks going up and down the
road, noise, air pollution? But if
you're going to do something, if this
can be done somewhat environmen-
tally better than hauling loads of dirt
up and down the highway, then let's
do it.


Hidden pool
After being a Crystal
River snowbird for many
years, I learned about the
Bicentennial Pool that's be-
hind the airport, from an ar-
ticle in the Chronicle. What
a nice pool. Wish I'd known
about it years ago.
Snowbirds, go out there
and swim.

Fantastic band
I'm just calling to say
thank you for the wonderful
concert yesterday at the Cit-
rus County Auditorium that
was done by the Air Force
Academy Band. It was fan-
tastic. Thank you so much
for that great concert. It was
wonderful. Thank you for
your support of that.

Great parade
We thoroughly enjoyed
Thursday's St. Patrick's Day
Parade in downtown Inver-
ness. It was obvious all the
participants were excited to
be in this first festivity and
they put a great deal of time
and energy to make a suc-
cessful, colorful occasion.
"Well done," to everybody.
We hope to see this be-
come a continuing tradition
with more music and local
representations of all kinds.

Terrific clinic
I wasn't able to reach my
doctor on Friday afternoon
and a neighbor of mine told
me about a walk-in clinic,
Allen Ridge, in Lecanto.
What a find. I got there just


Places
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after 5. The staff was very
helpful and kind to me. The
doctor there ordered X-rays.
The staff instructed me to
come back Saturday morn-
ing, as the imaging center
had closed at 5. I couldn't
believe that they were open
on Saturday. The staff and
the imaging center were
great. The whole ordeal
saved me a trip going into
town and also about six or
eight hours waiting in the
emergency room to be
seen. I will definitely return
when I need care and
highly recommend Allen
Ridge Walk-in and Imaging
to anyone.

Well-run ride
My husband and I drove
up from South Florida to
ride in the Clean Air Ride
on Saturday on the Withla-
coochee Rails-to-Trails. The
ride was to benefit the Key
Training Center and was
run very well. There was
plenty of food and great vol-
unteers. We ride all over
Florida and found this to be
one of the best rides. We're
amazed how beautiful Cit-
rus County is and loved our
stay in quaint downtown In-
verness. What was going to
be a one-day event turned
out to be a very pleasant
weekend.

Visit animals
When you go to the fair
this coming week, please
go down and see the beau-
tiful dogs and cats that are
located at the animal shel-


ter. They are absolutely
sweet and waiting to be
taken home. Make a visit.
You won't regret it.

Applause,
applause
"Twentieth Century" is a
train with lots of characters
aboard. It's also the play at
the Art Center Theater. Di-
rector Richard Easter did an
absolutely fantastic job. The
setting of three compart-
ments are very much used,
and the 13 actors were just
terrific... One cannot say
enough about all the actors.
They are giving their very
best and make this a most
enjoyable, funny play. The
people in the lighting booth
had to be right on the spot.
Great show. Go see it.

Perfect
pet place
I am so thrilled I have
found this wonderful, won-
derful pet shop up in Her-
nando. We have needed
something in this area for
so long. The people are so
nice and they have the real,
real nice pet foods there. It's
really nice. I am so thrilled
that Hernando has finally
gotten a nice pet shop.

Pantry praise
My son and I went to We


Care Food Pantry in Old
Homosassa. I cannot praise
the volunteers enough that
assisted us. They showed
compassion and were ex-
tremely friendly and courte-
ous from the moment we
walked in to the time we left.
God bless Diane Toto, vol-
unteers Joanne, Nancy, and
all the other volunteers that
assisted us. They raised our
spirits in our time of need
and desperation. The food
they gave us was incredible.
Thank God for We Care
Food Pantry, its volunteers
and the community.

Harmony heaven
The Harmony Heaven
show we went to on April 3
was just wonderful and fan-
tastic. The barbershop
music and the family that all
sang together was extra
special and really warmed
my heart. It was great
singing. More people should
have attended this talent in
Citrus County, as (it was)
very heartwarming and en-
joyable. It's too bad there
wasn't more people there.
Everything was just ab-
solutely great. I can't thank
them enough. And hope-
fully, we'll do this again.

Excellent expo
What a great job the
sheriff's department did,


and the (Suncoast) Busi-
ness Masters, with the
Youth Expo that was Satur-
day, April 30. And that little
girl that sang the national
anthem was fabulous, be-
yond fabulous. She was
spectacular. They could cer-
tainly use her at the Super
Bowl. Great job done by all.
A lot of kids were very
blessed. Thank you, sher-
iff's department and Sun-
coast Business Masters.
God bless you.

Marvelous Mass
I attended the Confirma-
tion Mass held on Sunday,
May 1, at 11 a.m. at Our
Lady of Fatima and I left the
church feeling uplifted and
full of the Holy Spirit. The
bishop's homily was won-
derful. Many young people
accepting Jesus into their
lives was beautiful and the
music was outstanding, up-
beat, uplifting and fabulous.
Hats off to the choir mis-
tress for bringing the con-
gregation to life with the
joyful noise made unto the
Lord. Amen.

Robotic removal
I just read that little (Se-
nior) Style paper this morn-
ing and I see where (Seven
Rivers Regional Medical
Center in) Crystal River, the
hospital, got the robotic ma-
chine (da Vinci Surgical
System). Hooray for them...
Two years ago, I had to
have my part of my lung re-
moved and I had it done ro-
botically. I had to travel to


Tampa. I was at the hospital
for three days and I came
home. People couldn't be-
lieve that I was out so soon.
And when I told them I only
had five little cuts, they were
amazed... That's a wonder-
ful machine. Anybody who
has to have an operation
should request that ma-
chine to have it done be-
cause it does a good job
and the people that are be-
hind it know what they're
doing. Good luck to every-
body who ever has to have
it done.

Good dog!
I'd like to thank Susan
and Ann, who show up at
the fairgrounds every other
Saturday where they do
dog training and they also
do the canine good citizen
test and therapy dog train-
ing for people. So if any-
body is looking for that type
of work to be done with
their dogs, show up at 9
o'clock this Saturday at the
fairgrounds, behind it, by
the racetrack. They do dog
training there and all the
money does go to charity.
And they will do therapy
dog training and also the
canine good citizen test if
you need it, besides the
regular basic training. They
do great work there. Help
them out and help your own
dog out.


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Talking turkey
The Pilgrims were not
the original discoverers of
the turkey. Turkey was dis-
covered first by conquista-
dors in Mexico and Central
America in the early 1520s
and imported to Spain,
and by 1540 reached
England and then became
a fixture in English Christ-
mases. The wild turkey of
New England was bigger
than the birds imported
originally that Europe used
earlier.

Pretty corny
In Wednesday's paper, it
says the corn was taken
off the husk and it was
ground into coarse flour.
The corn is not taken off
the husk; it is taken off the
cob. So I think your writer
needs to educate herself a
little bit more on what the
procedure is.


For your
INFORMATION i


Oakland
elephants
There was a question re-
garding the elephant on
the Oakland A's jerseys.
That elephant originated
with the old Connie Mack
A's in Philadelphia. I saw it
on the uniforms in the
1930s. They then took it to
Kansas City and then on
to Oakland. Not sure what
it represented, but it's
been on there a long, long
time.

Gossip folks
The dictionary definition
of the word "gossip" is "a
rumor or report of an inti-
mate nature." Unfortu-
nately, people who indulge
in gossip repeat "juicy tid-
bits" that are often un-
proven and false. They are


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so boring; they have no ca-
pability of an intelligent
conversation, so they must
resort to these means to
get attention.


Teachers' hours
Just to clarify the call-in
titled "Teaching jobs": the


caller needs to check his
facts. Teachers actually
work 196 scheduled days
and it's usually 10 to 12
hours per day with 25 min-
utes for lunch. That doesn't
count time put in on week-
ends and over summer
break.


Splenda
servings

I made an interesting
discovery. I called Splenda up
the other day and I asked
them if the strength of their
98.7 bulk bag of Splenda was
as strong as the same amount
of the little packets you get in
the restaurant because I've
noticed two packets do not
have the sweetening power of
equal amount out of the bulk
bag. And they told me that the
packets were stronger in terms
of sweetening than the bulk.
So you have to use more of
the bulk to get the same
sweetening power as the
packets.


RED-LIGHT
CAMERAS
This is in response to
the person who was ask-
ing to get the red-light
cameras started right
away. It seems that if you
were able to observe a
driver who was smoking a
cigarette in one had and
coffee in the other while
trying to drive with her
knee, then you kept your
eyes off the road for too
long. Therefore, you are a
bad driver who is putting
others at risk. So please
keep your eyes on the
road.

iME

I see in the Chronicle
that the city of Crystal


The olden years
As a senior with arthritis,
blood pressure problems,
cataracts, acid reflux, I
have one comment to
make about the term "The
Golden Years." That term
must have been invented
by the Marquis de Sade.

Treat it well
I'd like to thank the per-
son who stole our ceramic
deer off our lawn in Citrus
Springs. I hope you're re-
ally proud of yourself. But
don't forget, it's just a big
baby, so feed it every day,
please.


River is considering put-
ting up red-light cameras. I
know that Dunnellon's got
one because I already got
a ticket. This is my first
ticket in 35 years and it
does show a picture of me
going through the light.
The problem is that when
the light turns yellow, you
have about five seconds to
get across the road or it
will turn red. So now I have
come up with a plan. Now I
slam on my brakes when
it's yellow, hoping that no-
body will crash in to me.

TAXES
I can't believe Commis-
sioner Webb's proposal to
give us a choice between
a gas tax and/or a sales
tax. How about adding a


Strip tip
With all these governors
trying to strip state employ-
ees of union bargaining
rights, maybe what every-
one should do is, all women
show up in panties and bra,
and all men show up in
jockey shorts only, in the
state's capital plaza, carry-
ing signs saying, "No strip-
ping of union collective
bargaining." Maybe the gov-
ernors and congressmen
will take the hint.

Term learned
I just learned that WTF
doesn't stand for the days


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third choice of neither?
What part of "no more


money for government"
does he not understand?


of the week. I'm 89 what
do I know?

Curious charge
Two months ago I had to
use the emergency ambu-
lance service. Today I re-
ceived a statement from my
health insurance carrier that
they paid the bill in full -
$695.80. I'm just curious as
to where the 80 cents came
in. Is that for postage?


Food for
thought
We might as well feed the
kids in school because we
dang sure ain't teaching
them nothing.

Blast from
the past
I got such a tickle out of
reading one of the callers
saying that our American


MEN

This is for the snowbird
who's complaining about
her taxes down here. If you
can afford to have a home
up north and also have a
home down here, yes, you
should pay higher taxes.
Either get rid of one of
your houses and move
down here permanently or
stay up there permanently.
But don't complain about
us having the homestead.
You don't deserve it if you
can afford two homes.

iME

Everything I pay for has
gone up. I cannot afford
another increase in any-
thing. No matter what you




system has been infiltrated
by socialists, communists,
fascists and/or agitators.
Boy, is that a blast from
the '50s. Sen. McCarthy,
where have you been?

Fast and furious
Just saw a commercial
on TV where they've de-
veloped a windshield wiper
that will cling to the wind-
shield at speeds up to 190
mph. I'm kind of thinking if
I'm doing 190 mph in a
rainstorm, windshield
wipers are probably the
last thing that I would think
about.


call it a fee, an MSBU, a
tax it is one more in-
crease a lot of us cannot
afford.

iME

I think most people have
gone nuts with all this talk
about cutting taxes, cutting
taxes, cutting taxes. You
can't run your house on no
money. Taxes don't need to
be cut. Our tax rates are
not high at all. People just
fool themselves. If you
need to raise taxes to per-
form the duties that the
government needs to per-
form, then raise taxes. But
raise them fairly. Don't
raise them on the people
who can't afford them.






Conspiracy
theories
Are we no longer allowed
to choose the conspiracy
theories that we would like
to believe?

Hidden meaning
As I was driving yester-
day through Citrus Hills, I
was offended by a bumper
sticker from someone who
said, "Don't blame me, I
voted for a real American."
Now what is that supposed
to mean?...Come on.
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Welcome to
our home
I am a third-generation
Floridian who is in my sev-
enth decade. We love the
snowbirds and the folks
from the North as long as
they don't try to tell us how
to do it based on how they
did it up north. If they love
it here, we love to have
them here. If they want to
change us, that's a differ-
ent story.

Should
have asked
Dear neighbor: If you
had come over and nicely
asked me not to burn my
yard trash today, I would
have stopped. But since
you had to call the fire de-
partment to complain
about the smoke and they
told me I am absolutely
within all regulations, I'll
probably be burning more
than ever now. So thank
you.


Only in
CITRUS COUNTY


Sad sight
Day after day we drive
by the Citrus Springs Ele-
mentary School. The archi-
tect who designed that
really had no imagination
whatsoever, Couldn't they
have included some curb
appeal or some elevation
interest? It looks just like
the poor kids go to prison
every day.

Clowning around
I'd just like to know who
the Einstein is who de-
cided to send Mosquito
Control out to spray the
streets at approximately 8
o'clock when everyone
was out walking their dogs,
riding their bikes, because
the sun had gone down
and it was a lot cooler and
everyone goes out in the
evening. The Mosquito


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Control truck was spraying
as everyone was walking
and it was really ridiculous,
No wonder they call this
"Circus County" it's run
by a bunch of clowns.

Turtles
vs. progress
Another glaring example


of government bureaucrats
getting in the way of
progress. So they found
turtles where they want to
dig a sewer line. OK, move
the turtles, that's fine. Why
does it take a month and a
half to obtain a permit to
move the turtles? Can't
they send somebody out
there in one day, say, "Look


there's a turtle den, there's
your permit," and move the
turtle den? Why is that not
possible? Why does it take
a month and a half? Be-
cause there's a bunch of
government workers mak-
ing a bunch of taxpayers'
money to do nothing but
push paper. It's ridiculous!

Misuse
of money
Yeah, let's spend
$50,000 on the barge
canal and up to $1 million
on restoring downtown, but
God forbid you let Ginger
West have any money for
homeless to take a shower.
That would be awful,
wouldn't it? Oh, my
goodness, this town's
gone bananas.

Say hey
Stop peeping. Instead of
peeping out your window,
or opening your blinds or
letting your animals out the
moment you hear your


neighbor's lawn mower
starting up in their back
yard. Come out and say
hello. Get up and walk
some of these animals.
That will occupy some of
your time. With all the cool
weather, it's quite nice.
Do something and stop
peeping.

National
black eye
It's obvious that these
so-called people in the
know around here that are
on both sides of this issue
with the manatees in
King's Bay, they can't solve
their problem here and
they have to act like chil-
dren fighting over an un-
common cause to the point
where it makes the Wall
Street Journal. Now 1.2
million readers can really
see what kind of area Cit-
rus County is based on the
issues and what they're
fighting. Totally ridiculous.


Buzz off,
buzzards
I was wondering if any-
body out there could tell me
how I could discourage
turkey buzzards from com-
ing on my property. I keep
an immaculate yard, but yet
every day, I either find them
on my roof or on my truck.
We just purchased a brand
new car and the other day I
found four of them sitting
on top of it. I know they are
harmless and I don't want
to hurt them, but how can I
discourage them from stay-
ing on my property? I'm
forced to put blankets on
my vehicles.

MEN

This is about the man
who has buzzards on his
property and don't know
how to get rid of them:
Shoot one with a BB gun. It
will not hurt the buzzard,
but they are very smart.
They will pass the word
and they will not come
back.

MEN

I'm calling in regard to
the person who wrote the
article in about getting rid of
the vultures in your yard, to
get a BB gun and shoot
them but don't hurt them.
He's not updated on BB
guns nowadays. These
pump BB guns will go right
through a squirrel I know
that. I don't want to see
anybody kill these vultures.


They help keep the envi-
ronment clean a lot more
than a lot of people do.
These new BB guns are re-
ally a weapon. I mean they
will go right through a quar-
ter-inch piece of plywood if
you pump them up enough.
So think twice before you
shoot the vultures. They're
protected just like the
seagulls. They eat all the
dead stuff laying around
your property. They'll go
away when they get all the
dead stuff eaten.

MEN

Someone wrote in to
Sound Off giving us a les-
son in the power of a BB
gun, the fact that a BB gun
can go straight through a
squirrel. The biggest prob-
lem we see in this area
here are crows. But unfortu-
nately, when you're in a
protected area, you can't
shoot them. But it would be
nice if they could open crow
season for one day and
eliminate a lot of those be-
cause those animals are a
nuisance.

The real poop
I've seen a couple of
things in the paper about
manatee poop polluting
King's Bay. There's a big
difference between mana-
tee poop, which the fish eat
after it's digested, than
sewer runoff. Think of all
the things that go down the
sewer. You have medica-
tion, you have nitrates, you


have grease, you have
chlorine, you have all kind
of pollutants. That's the dif-
ference. It's not just poop
coming out of the septic
tanks. Manatees do
not pollute.


Seagulls in?
Seagulls out?
Let's keep the seagulls
away from the sea? How
smart is that? The seagulls
are the least of your
problems at the


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I don't know how many of
you have been out there
swimming with the mana-
tees, but what do we have,
approximately 300 and
some manatees out there?
Well, if you've ever swam
with them and see, after
eating, what they release
from them, their body, it's
unbelievable. And with
doing that two or three
times a day, I imagine that
would pollute our river quite
a bit.


Fort Island Gulf Beach.

MEN

I came from a land far, far
away. But when they had a
problem with geese on the
beach leaving large piles of
excrement all over the
place, they got themselves
a couple of trained black
lab dogs that just loved,
loved to chase those geese
away. It got so when the
geese saw them even sit-
ting there or outside, the
geese would no longer
land. They never harmed a


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one of them. That's exactly
what they need on Fort Is-
land Gulf Beach right now.
Hire somebody. Get some-
body out there. Get a cou-
ple of dogs out there. They
would delight in chasing
those seagulls away. They
would delight in it.

Perspective,
please
I can't believe that people
are worried about swim-
ming, that swimmers are
harming the manatees. We
are talking about a 600- or
700-pound animal and one
flip of their tail could harm a
swimmer instead. Like our
pets, each manatee has its
own personality and some
love interaction with swim-
mers and some don't. If
they don't, they just leave
fast.

Restrain
the pooch
This is for the woman in
the white pickup truck. You
had a pit bull out in the
open, parked right next to
my car. When I went to
enter my car, I really
thought I was going to have
a heart attack. I broke out in
a terrible sweat and my
chest was actually hurting.
How thoughtless of you.

Stop the killing
Coyote and fox killings in
Pine Ridge: Who are you
and just what do you think
you are doing? Who asked


Clean cats
I think the
Editorial Board of
the Chronicle is
nuts. Cats don't
leave messes.
Dogs may, but
cats are very
clean and very
neat, Also, they
have gotten rid of
all the feral cats
here in Beverly
Hills and let me
tell you, now we
have a nice
population of rats
and snakes. So
think twice about
saying no to cats,
OK? Nature has a
balance system.
Pay attention
to it.





you to come live here? This
area is a bird sanctuary. No
hunting allowed and they
were here before you
came, along with the bear,
bobcats, panthers, deer,
raccoon, armadillo and oth-
ers. If you lost your pet, it's
your fault. You should have
had it on a leash.


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Big wheels
keep on turning
I see that there's a
woman who is a grand-
mother who needs a bike
for her child, that it was
stolen. We would be happy
to give them a bike. We
have one from our grand-
son who's outgrown it and
it would be a bike for a boy
under 10.

ME


Bogus bigfoot

Now they've got a series on TV
about finding Bigfoot. This is so
ridiculous. They claim there's been
hundreds of sightings all over the
country. If there are that many
sighting, nobody's shot one, nobody
has captured one, nobody has
trapped one, but people just see
them. And they've been proven
hoaxes because people have
admitted dressing up in costumes
just to play jokes on each other.
This is a group of people trying to
get their own reality TV show now,
so they can be on TV. And if you
watch the show, it's so bogus.
They're all poor actors and they're
trying to act like they're real
scientists and it's a tremendous
waste of TV time.


I'm calling about the ad
that came out in Sound Off
about the bike theft. If
some other Good Samari-
tan hasn't already called to
help her out to get another
bicycle or replace it, would
you give her my number
and we'll see what we can
do to help her.




Hepburn's
heartburn
While reading a book
written by a woman work-
ing as Katherine Hep-
burn's housekeeper for
over 30 years, there was
an interesting anecdote:
Katherine Hepburn ate
most of her meals at
home. She said restaurant
prices gave her
indigestion.


Drink to
the king
When our "King Scott V"
and other conservative
elected officials, in order to
justify more tax cuts for the
wealthy, tell the working-
class taxpayers that we
don't have a money prob-
lem, what we have is a
spending problem, it's like
two men adrift in a life raft


BEST OF SOUND OFF


It's a zoo
If ever asked by any rov-
ing reporter what I like
about Citrus County, my
reply: Where else can I
look out my living room
window and see a pig and
two goats across the street
and next door five large


dogs and God knows how
many small ones that bark
all night and into the
morning.


Wedding's off
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house today to change the


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Lots of

giggles


and one telling the other,
"We don't have a water
problem; what we have is
a drinking water problem."


Wild wedding
CNN TV news an-
nounced that Prince
William and his betrothed,
Catherine, wanted a very
simple wedding and in-
vited only 1,900 guests -
one-third the amount of
guests at the wedding of
Prince Charles and Lady
Diana. And to think my
parents complained about
my inviting 125 friends and
family to my wedding.


What no card?
You victims of the torna-
does and floods and wild-
fires hang on. A vast
armada is on its way from
all the countries that we
have helped in the last
hundred years. I wonder,
though, did we even get a
get-well card?

'Nuf said!
Gov. Scott: My son's a
good boy. He'll ruin Florida.
Enough said.

5 o'clock
somewhere
Who needs to go to a
restaurant and have alco-


Friday, December 30, 2011 G13


Only in '"
CITRUS COUNTY "


address on a driver's li-
cense $31.25. You know,
for what? Then to another
courthouse to get a mar-
riage license.
First you're made to feel
like a criminal to get in the
place and then you get
treated like a 14-year-old
for the bargain basement
cost of $93.50 for the li-
cense without classes, but
they want you to read a
book on marriage. How
can the state of Florida
and Citrus County know



holic drinks for breakfast or
anytime before noon?
That's ridiculous.

Read the signs
For the person that wrote
in to Sound Off about
"Rent caps and gowns."
Well, good luck on that
one. As you know, there
was a sign all over the
area, and I'm sure you've
seen them: "We don't want
to hear how you done it up
North." Good luck.


Parroting
politicians
Has anybody else no-
ticed that all politicians
now seem to start a sen-
tence with either the word
"look" or the word "so"?
You know, they all sound
like parrots.


anything about my rela-
tionship? Needless to say,
I left. There will be no wed-
ding. I refuse to pay Citrus
County or be guided by
Big Brother in my personal
relationship.
Basically, I'm not fixing
what's not broke. And then
to find out, they don't even
issue you the license. You
have to wait for it to come
in the mail. You know, it's
just ridiculous.






Beer for
breakfast
This is in reference to the
(Sound Off) in the paper
"Too early to drink," that
said, "Who needs to go to
a restaurant and have al-
cohol drinks for break-
fast?" Well, let me tell you
something: I'm over 90
years old and I've had two
beers, two eggs and
bacon for breakfast ever
since I was 40 years old
and I'm 92 now and I'm
still kicking and sure
drinking beer.


Pretty potty
Outside decorations on
our lawns make our build-
ings and our homes look
so much prettier, but would
someone please tell me
why there's a toilet with
flowers sitting in it?


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563-0579


Mama Zsa Zsa
CNN news announced
94-year-old Zsa Zsa
Gabor and her 67-year-old
husband, German Prince
(Frederic) Von Anhalt, plan
on being parents. They will
be using a surrogate
mother (rather obvious).
Zsa Zsa said she's looking
forward to having a baby
polo player.


Send 'em sailing
Gadhafi loves the spot-
light, so send in a cruise
liner and arrange for a
massive gala parade to
see him and his pals out of
town. They're all so nuts,
they'll think they're going
on vacation. This would be
a lot cheaper and way
more humane. Also, just
think of all the real estate
we would preserve.


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G14 Friday December 30, 2011 BEST OF SOUND OFF


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rus County are not corn- l iV Cn
plaining to see a Popeye's. CITRUS COUN
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ke it fast
need fast food in
rly Hills. There's only
er King and all there
und here is pizza to
/e need some burger
s. We need a McDon-
We need fast food on
ide of town in Beverly
We've needed it for


years. I've been here 35
years.

Let's get crafty
What we need at the
Crystal River Mall is a
Michael's or a JoAnn Fab-
ric or Hobby Lobby. So
many people in Citrus
County do sewing, knitting,
crafts. It would be nice that
we didn't have to go to
Ocala or Spring Hill to
buy wool or fabric.

Ice cream,
you scream
How can we get a
Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin
Robbins in the Shoppes of
Sugarmill Woods? I'm sure
there would be a lot of
business and there are
several vacant storefronts.

Something to do
I would love if the Cox
building would become a
Hobby Lobby or a fabric
center or something for
someone in this county to


Think
small
We don't
need more
stores here.
We have
enough
problems with
our septic
tanks and
water without
bringing more
people into this
area. You can
always go to
Ocala if you
like the big
stores.



do beside watch television
and run up and down the
road.


BEST OF SOUND OFF


Watch, learn
It's so narrow-minded to
say that people watching
the Casey Anthony trial
are watching to see the
pain and suffering. The
trial includes mystery, psy-
chology and a view of how
our criminal justice system
works. Some people have
never seen inside a court-
room. It reminds me of
people who say NASCAR
fans only watch races to
see the accidents.

Freak show
A message to all you
freak-show promoters and
tabloids out there that want
to give Casey Anthony a
ton of money: I say go
ahead give her a million,
$10 million. But what's there
to learn? She's incapable of
telling the truth. I, for one,
and I'm sure there are mil-
lions more, will not spend
one thin dime to hear or read
her lies. She got away with
murder and I hope we've
heard the last of her.


Cut loose
OK, Casey Anthony's
lawyers did their job. They
know, like most people,
that the Anthony family
covered up something. It's
time to cut loose. Now
they're trying to make a
buck a cheap buck. The
Anthony family made their
bed, now let them lay in it.


Don't buy book
Now that Casey Anthony
is hiding, there's rumors of
a book deal or a movie
deal. Shame on anybody
that would go see a movie
about her or buy a book,
especially that she would
profit from the death of her
child.

Crime pays
I just watched the verdict
in the Casey Anthony trial.
We've had it wrong for
years. Crime does pay...


Community
service
Casey Anthony will be
getting out of jail in a few
days. Why can't the judge
sentence her to commu-
nity service for the length
of time she's got left? That
would help out a lot of
people. Homosassa
Springs has a wildlife park.
Give her a pail and shovel
and let her go over there
and clean out animal
cages and pens...

Whodunit?
July 5 again, my tax
dollars wasted. If Casey
Anthony didn't kill that little
girl, question: who did?

Good question
I've got something I saw
and you can utilize it any
way you want, especially


Friday, December 30, 2011 G15


Charge Casey
I was reading in the Chronicle
that there's a law in Florida that
requires all deaths to be
reported. Why not charge Casey
Anthony with not reporting the
death of her child? And also,
dumping a body anywhere is
abuse of a body. I could think of
about 15 charges for her.


on a rainy day. It was a
bumper sticker questioning
who had the most stupid
jury, O.J. or Anthony?

Jurors from Pluto
Where did this jury for
Casey Anthony come
from? Pluto? The whole
country has a different
idea. They all watched the
same trial.

Murderer
from Mars
I only hope and pray that
some day the Martian who
came down from space
and killed Caylee will re-
turn and we can have jus-
tice for that poor child.

And the Oscar
goes to...
I would like to nominate


intelligence tests.

Seizure setback
In response to the article
in Wednesday's paper
(Sept. 14) about Casey
Anthony having seizures: I
had seizures for over 40
years of my life until I had
brain surgery and not once
did they ever make me
have any mental problems
or weird thoughts or was I
prone to lying.


Service Your Boat Now For Smooth Sailing Through 2012!





1.- - -R


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Butt out
This is about Casey Anthony getting
out of jail. All those men and women
need to find something to do with
their lives besides be miserable and


hating a person. You need to get out
and find a group that saves children.
There's children every day being
murdered. Turn your anger into some
help for these people that need help


with other children. You really need to
sit back and start a new life. They
proved the girl not (guilty), so butt out
and stay out of her business.


Casey
ANTHONY 2


Casey Anthony for an
Oscar for the best perform-
ance of before and after.

Son of a gun
Casey Anthony is not
guilty of anything? Please.
Son of a pistol.

Give IQ tests
The verdict in the Casey
Anthony trial is just one
more example of why
jurors should be given






G14 Friday December 30, 2011 BEST OF SOUND OFF


Not so fast (
First of all, people in Cit- What we need i
rus County are not corn- l iV Cn
plaining to see a Popeye's. CITRUS COUN
They are requesting to see
a Popeye's, You don't think would stop a lot of people
we realize that you don't from going out of the -GrC
just put up a building and county to do their shop- *
start frying chicken? Do ping. teri
you really think chicken 4655 N. Ca
and rice is that expensive? re chicken(Rt. 200
I think people in Citrus More chickenTop Na
County can afford a piece What I think would really In Shop
of chicken and a biscuit, be a good idea is to put a ,N/ ,,.,
All the other fast food Chick-fil-A in the mall since Hunter Dougl
restaurants have more we're trying to regroup
than one of theirs in this over there. I think that (352) 7
county actually one in would bring in a lot of cus- ,Jfryn d ar
each town and seem to tomers. I really don't know
be doing great. anyone who doesn't like I
Chick-fil-A.
No Make it the gas prices, it's hard. Mal
chicken We have a lot of people liv- We
No, we really don't need more convenient ing out here around the Beve
a Popeye's chicken restau- I would really like to ask lakes and in the woods. Burge
rant here in Citrus County, if we could have a Costco We have employees; we is aro
but we do need a Target or some good grocery have the land to build eat. W
store, not another Wal- store up here in Hernando. something. Please think shops
mart. We have enough We have to drive 20 miles about a nice grocery store ald's.
Walmarts already. We round trip just to get the for the people up here. this s
could use a Target store. It basic groceries. And with Hills.'


CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


I
nr

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nier's
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rl G. Rose Hwy.
0), Hernando
me Fabrics -
Workroom -
and sNIa .-
as Sales and Service

26-8092




ke it fast
need fast food in
rly Hills. There's only
er King and all there
und here is pizza to
/e need some burger
s. We need a McDon-
We need fast food on
ide of town in Beverly
We've needed it for


years. I've been here 35
years.

Let's get crafty
What we need at the
Crystal River Mall is a
Michael's or a JoAnn Fab-
ric or Hobby Lobby. So
many people in Citrus
County do sewing, knitting,
crafts. It would be nice that
we didn't have to go to
Ocala or Spring Hill to
buy wool or fabric.

Ice cream,
you scream
How can we get a
Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin
Robbins in the Shoppes of
Sugarmill Woods? I'm sure
there would be a lot of
business and there are
several vacant storefronts.

Something to do
I would love if the Cox
building would become a
Hobby Lobby or a fabric
center or something for
someone in this county to


Think
small
We don't
need more
stores here.
We have
enough
problems with
our septic
tanks and
water without
bringing more
people into this
area. You can
always go to
Ocala if you
like the big
stores.



do beside watch television
and run up and down the
road.


BEST OF SOUND OFF


Watch, learn
It's so narrow-minded to
say that people watching
the Casey Anthony trial
are watching to see the
pain and suffering. The
trial includes mystery, psy-
chology and a view of how
our criminal justice system
works. Some people have
never seen inside a court-
room. It reminds me of
people who say NASCAR
fans only watch races to
see the accidents.

Freak show
A message to all you
freak-show promoters and
tabloids out there that want
to give Casey Anthony a
ton of money: I say go
ahead give her a million,
$10 million. But what's there
to learn? She's incapable of
telling the truth. I, for one,
and I'm sure there are mil-
lions more, will not spend
one thin dime to hear or read
her lies. She got away with
murder and I hope we've
heard the last of her.


Cut loose
OK, Casey Anthony's
lawyers did their job. They
know, like most people,
that the Anthony family
covered up something. It's
time to cut loose. Now
they're trying to make a
buck a cheap buck. The
Anthony family made their
bed, now let them lay in it.


Don't buy book
Now that Casey Anthony
is hiding, there's rumors of
a book deal or a movie
deal. Shame on anybody
that would go see a movie
about her or buy a book,
especially that she would
profit from the death of her
child.

Crime pays
I just watched the verdict
in the Casey Anthony trial.
We've had it wrong for
years. Crime does pay...


Community
service
Casey Anthony will be
getting out of jail in a few
days. Why can't the judge
sentence her to commu-
nity service for the length
of time she's got left? That
would help out a lot of
people. Homosassa
Springs has a wildlife park.
Give her a pail and shovel
and let her go over there
and clean out animal
cages and pens...

Whodunit?
July 5 again, my tax
dollars wasted. If Casey
Anthony didn't kill that little
girl, question: who did?

Good question
I've got something I saw
and you can utilize it any
way you want, especially


Friday, December 30, 2011 G15


Charge Casey
I was reading in the Chronicle
that there's a law in Florida that
requires all deaths to be
reported. Why not charge Casey
Anthony with not reporting the
death of her child? And also,
dumping a body anywhere is
abuse of a body. I could think of
about 15 charges for her.


on a rainy day. It was a
bumper sticker questioning
who had the most stupid
jury, O.J. or Anthony?

Jurors from Pluto
Where did this jury for
Casey Anthony come
from? Pluto? The whole
country has a different
idea. They all watched the
same trial.

Murderer
from Mars
I only hope and pray that
some day the Martian who
came down from space
and killed Caylee will re-
turn and we can have jus-
tice for that poor child.

And the Oscar
goes to...
I would like to nominate


intelligence tests.

Seizure setback
In response to the article
in Wednesday's paper
(Sept. 14) about Casey
Anthony having seizures: I
had seizures for over 40
years of my life until I had
brain surgery and not once
did they ever make me
have any mental problems
or weird thoughts or was I
prone to lying.


Service Your Boat Now For Smooth Sailing Through 2012!





1.- - -R


..


Butt out
This is about Casey Anthony getting
out of jail. All those men and women
need to find something to do with
their lives besides be miserable and


hating a person. You need to get out
and find a group that saves children.
There's children every day being
murdered. Turn your anger into some
help for these people that need help


with other children. You really need to
sit back and start a new life. They
proved the girl not (guilty), so butt out
and stay out of her business.


Casey
ANTHONY 2


Casey Anthony for an
Oscar for the best perform-
ance of before and after.

Son of a gun
Casey Anthony is not
guilty of anything? Please.
Son of a pistol.

Give IQ tests
The verdict in the Casey
Anthony trial is just one
more example of why
jurors should be given






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commercials. other people's miseries and


hardships. If that's what
makes you feel good, then


The Chronicle invites you to
call "Sound Off" with your opin-
ions about any subject. You do
not need to leave your name, and
have less than a minute to record.
Comments will be edited for
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will cut libelous material.
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movies
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end millions of dollars
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Big wheels
keep on turning
I see that there's a
woman who is a grand-
mother who needs a bike
for her child, that it was
stolen. We would be happy
to give them a bike. We
have one from our grand-
son who's outgrown it and
it would be a bike for a boy
under 10.

ME


Bogus bigfoot

Now they've got a series on TV
about finding Bigfoot. This is so
ridiculous. They claim there's been
hundreds of sightings all over the
country. If there are that many
sighting, nobody's shot one, nobody
has captured one, nobody has
trapped one, but people just see
them. And they've been proven
hoaxes because people have
admitted dressing up in costumes
just to play jokes on each other.
This is a group of people trying to
get their own reality TV show now,
so they can be on TV. And if you
watch the show, it's so bogus.
They're all poor actors and they're
trying to act like they're real
scientists and it's a tremendous
waste of TV time.


I'm calling about the ad
that came out in Sound Off
about the bike theft. If
some other Good Samari-
tan hasn't already called to
help her out to get another
bicycle or replace it, would
you give her my number
and we'll see what we can
do to help her.




Hepburn's
heartburn
While reading a book
written by a woman work-
ing as Katherine Hep-
burn's housekeeper for
over 30 years, there was
an interesting anecdote:
Katherine Hepburn ate
most of her meals at
home. She said restaurant
prices gave her
indigestion.


Drink to
the king
When our "King Scott V"
and other conservative
elected officials, in order to
justify more tax cuts for the
wealthy, tell the working-
class taxpayers that we
don't have a money prob-
lem, what we have is a
spending problem, it's like
two men adrift in a life raft


BEST OF SOUND OFF


It's a zoo
If ever asked by any rov-
ing reporter what I like
about Citrus County, my
reply: Where else can I
look out my living room
window and see a pig and
two goats across the street
and next door five large


dogs and God knows how
many small ones that bark
all night and into the
morning.


Wedding's off
Had to go to the court-
house today to change the


m

Lots of

giggles


and one telling the other,
"We don't have a water
problem; what we have is
a drinking water problem."


Wild wedding
CNN TV news an-
nounced that Prince
William and his betrothed,
Catherine, wanted a very
simple wedding and in-
vited only 1,900 guests -
one-third the amount of
guests at the wedding of
Prince Charles and Lady
Diana. And to think my
parents complained about
my inviting 125 friends and
family to my wedding.


What no card?
You victims of the torna-
does and floods and wild-
fires hang on. A vast
armada is on its way from
all the countries that we
have helped in the last
hundred years. I wonder,
though, did we even get a
get-well card?

'Nuf said!
Gov. Scott: My son's a
good boy. He'll ruin Florida.
Enough said.

5 o'clock
somewhere
Who needs to go to a
restaurant and have alco-


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address on a driver's li-
cense $31.25. You know,
for what? Then to another
courthouse to get a mar-
riage license.
First you're made to feel
like a criminal to get in the
place and then you get
treated like a 14-year-old
for the bargain basement
cost of $93.50 for the li-
cense without classes, but
they want you to read a
book on marriage. How
can the state of Florida
and Citrus County know



holic drinks for breakfast or
anytime before noon?
That's ridiculous.

Read the signs
For the person that wrote
in to Sound Off about
"Rent caps and gowns."
Well, good luck on that
one. As you know, there
was a sign all over the
area, and I'm sure you've
seen them: "We don't want
to hear how you done it up
North." Good luck.


Parroting
politicians
Has anybody else no-
ticed that all politicians
now seem to start a sen-
tence with either the word
"look" or the word "so"?
You know, they all sound
like parrots.


anything about my rela-
tionship? Needless to say,
I left. There will be no wed-
ding. I refuse to pay Citrus
County or be guided by
Big Brother in my personal
relationship.
Basically, I'm not fixing
what's not broke. And then
to find out, they don't even
issue you the license. You
have to wait for it to come
in the mail. You know, it's
just ridiculous.






Beer for
breakfast
This is in reference to the
(Sound Off) in the paper
"Too early to drink," that
said, "Who needs to go to
a restaurant and have al-
cohol drinks for break-
fast?" Well, let me tell you
something: I'm over 90
years old and I've had two
beers, two eggs and
bacon for breakfast ever
since I was 40 years old
and I'm 92 now and I'm
still kicking and sure
drinking beer.


Pretty potty
Outside decorations on
our lawns make our build-
ings and our homes look
so much prettier, but would
someone please tell me
why there's a toilet with
flowers sitting in it?


SOUND
\AOFF


CALL

563-0579


Mama Zsa Zsa
CNN news announced
94-year-old Zsa Zsa
Gabor and her 67-year-old
husband, German Prince
(Frederic) Von Anhalt, plan
on being parents. They will
be using a surrogate
mother (rather obvious).
Zsa Zsa said she's looking
forward to having a baby
polo player.


Send 'em sailing
Gadhafi loves the spot-
light, so send in a cruise
liner and arrange for a
massive gala parade to
see him and his pals out of
town. They're all so nuts,
they'll think they're going
on vacation. This would be
a lot cheaper and way
more humane. Also, just
think of all the real estate
we would preserve.


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Welcome to
our home
I am a third-generation
Floridian who is in my sev-
enth decade. We love the
snowbirds and the folks
from the North as long as
they don't try to tell us how
to do it based on how they
did it up north. If they love
it here, we love to have
them here. If they want to
change us, that's a differ-
ent story.

Should
have asked
Dear neighbor: If you
had come over and nicely
asked me not to burn my
yard trash today, I would
have stopped. But since
you had to call the fire de-
partment to complain
about the smoke and they
told me I am absolutely
within all regulations, I'll
probably be burning more
than ever now. So thank
you.


Only in
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Sad sight
Day after day we drive
by the Citrus Springs Ele-
mentary School. The archi-
tect who designed that
really had no imagination
whatsoever, Couldn't they
have included some curb
appeal or some elevation
interest? It looks just like
the poor kids go to prison
every day.

Clowning around
I'd just like to know who
the Einstein is who de-
cided to send Mosquito
Control out to spray the
streets at approximately 8
o'clock when everyone
was out walking their dogs,
riding their bikes, because
the sun had gone down
and it was a lot cooler and
everyone goes out in the
evening. The Mosquito


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Control truck was spraying
as everyone was walking
and it was really ridiculous,
No wonder they call this
"Circus County" it's run
by a bunch of clowns.

Turtles
vs. progress
Another glaring example


of government bureaucrats
getting in the way of
progress. So they found
turtles where they want to
dig a sewer line. OK, move
the turtles, that's fine. Why
does it take a month and a
half to obtain a permit to
move the turtles? Can't
they send somebody out
there in one day, say, "Look


there's a turtle den, there's
your permit," and move the
turtle den? Why is that not
possible? Why does it take
a month and a half? Be-
cause there's a bunch of
government workers mak-
ing a bunch of taxpayers'
money to do nothing but
push paper. It's ridiculous!

Misuse
of money
Yeah, let's spend
$50,000 on the barge
canal and up to $1 million
on restoring downtown, but
God forbid you let Ginger
West have any money for
homeless to take a shower.
That would be awful,
wouldn't it? Oh, my
goodness, this town's
gone bananas.

Say hey
Stop peeping. Instead of
peeping out your window,
or opening your blinds or
letting your animals out the
moment you hear your


neighbor's lawn mower
starting up in their back
yard. Come out and say
hello. Get up and walk
some of these animals.
That will occupy some of
your time. With all the cool
weather, it's quite nice.
Do something and stop
peeping.

National
black eye
It's obvious that these
so-called people in the
know around here that are
on both sides of this issue
with the manatees in
King's Bay, they can't solve
their problem here and
they have to act like chil-
dren fighting over an un-
common cause to the point
where it makes the Wall
Street Journal. Now 1.2
million readers can really
see what kind of area Cit-
rus County is based on the
issues and what they're
fighting. Totally ridiculous.


Buzz off,
buzzards
I was wondering if any-
body out there could tell me
how I could discourage
turkey buzzards from com-
ing on my property. I keep
an immaculate yard, but yet
every day, I either find them
on my roof or on my truck.
We just purchased a brand
new car and the other day I
found four of them sitting
on top of it. I know they are
harmless and I don't want
to hurt them, but how can I
discourage them from stay-
ing on my property? I'm
forced to put blankets on
my vehicles.

MEN

This is about the man
who has buzzards on his
property and don't know
how to get rid of them:
Shoot one with a BB gun. It
will not hurt the buzzard,
but they are very smart.
They will pass the word
and they will not come
back.

MEN

I'm calling in regard to
the person who wrote the
article in about getting rid of
the vultures in your yard, to
get a BB gun and shoot
them but don't hurt them.
He's not updated on BB
guns nowadays. These
pump BB guns will go right
through a squirrel I know
that. I don't want to see
anybody kill these vultures.


They help keep the envi-
ronment clean a lot more
than a lot of people do.
These new BB guns are re-
ally a weapon. I mean they
will go right through a quar-
ter-inch piece of plywood if
you pump them up enough.
So think twice before you
shoot the vultures. They're
protected just like the
seagulls. They eat all the
dead stuff laying around
your property. They'll go
away when they get all the
dead stuff eaten.

MEN

Someone wrote in to
Sound Off giving us a les-
son in the power of a BB
gun, the fact that a BB gun
can go straight through a
squirrel. The biggest prob-
lem we see in this area
here are crows. But unfortu-
nately, when you're in a
protected area, you can't
shoot them. But it would be
nice if they could open crow
season for one day and
eliminate a lot of those be-
cause those animals are a
nuisance.

The real poop
I've seen a couple of
things in the paper about
manatee poop polluting
King's Bay. There's a big
difference between mana-
tee poop, which the fish eat
after it's digested, than
sewer runoff. Think of all
the things that go down the
sewer. You have medica-
tion, you have nitrates, you


have grease, you have
chlorine, you have all kind
of pollutants. That's the dif-
ference. It's not just poop
coming out of the septic
tanks. Manatees do
not pollute.


Seagulls in?
Seagulls out?
Let's keep the seagulls
away from the sea? How
smart is that? The seagulls
are the least of your
problems at the


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I don't know how many of
you have been out there
swimming with the mana-
tees, but what do we have,
approximately 300 and
some manatees out there?
Well, if you've ever swam
with them and see, after
eating, what they release
from them, their body, it's
unbelievable. And with
doing that two or three
times a day, I imagine that
would pollute our river quite
a bit.


Fort Island Gulf Beach.

MEN

I came from a land far, far
away. But when they had a
problem with geese on the
beach leaving large piles of
excrement all over the
place, they got themselves
a couple of trained black
lab dogs that just loved,
loved to chase those geese
away. It got so when the
geese saw them even sit-
ting there or outside, the
geese would no longer
land. They never harmed a


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one of them. That's exactly
what they need on Fort Is-
land Gulf Beach right now.
Hire somebody. Get some-
body out there. Get a cou-
ple of dogs out there. They
would delight in chasing
those seagulls away. They
would delight in it.

Perspective,
please
I can't believe that people
are worried about swim-
ming, that swimmers are
harming the manatees. We
are talking about a 600- or
700-pound animal and one
flip of their tail could harm a
swimmer instead. Like our
pets, each manatee has its
own personality and some
love interaction with swim-
mers and some don't. If
they don't, they just leave
fast.

Restrain
the pooch
This is for the woman in
the white pickup truck. You
had a pit bull out in the
open, parked right next to
my car. When I went to
enter my car, I really
thought I was going to have
a heart attack. I broke out in
a terrible sweat and my
chest was actually hurting.
How thoughtless of you.

Stop the killing
Coyote and fox killings in
Pine Ridge: Who are you
and just what do you think
you are doing? Who asked


Clean cats
I think the
Editorial Board of
the Chronicle is
nuts. Cats don't
leave messes.
Dogs may, but
cats are very
clean and very
neat, Also, they
have gotten rid of
all the feral cats
here in Beverly
Hills and let me
tell you, now we
have a nice
population of rats
and snakes. So
think twice about
saying no to cats,
OK? Nature has a
balance system.
Pay attention
to it.





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area is a bird sanctuary. No
hunting allowed and they
were here before you
came, along with the bear,
bobcats, panthers, deer,
raccoon, armadillo and oth-
ers. If you lost your pet, it's
your fault. You should have
had it on a leash.


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Talking turkey
The Pilgrims were not
the original discoverers of
the turkey. Turkey was dis-
covered first by conquista-
dors in Mexico and Central
America in the early 1520s
and imported to Spain,
and by 1540 reached
England and then became
a fixture in English Christ-
mases. The wild turkey of
New England was bigger
than the birds imported
originally that Europe used
earlier.

Pretty corny
In Wednesday's paper, it
says the corn was taken
off the husk and it was
ground into coarse flour.
The corn is not taken off
the husk; it is taken off the
cob. So I think your writer
needs to educate herself a
little bit more on what the
procedure is.


For your
INFORMATION i


Oakland
elephants
There was a question re-
garding the elephant on
the Oakland A's jerseys.
That elephant originated
with the old Connie Mack
A's in Philadelphia. I saw it
on the uniforms in the
1930s. They then took it to
Kansas City and then on
to Oakland. Not sure what
it represented, but it's
been on there a long, long
time.

Gossip folks
The dictionary definition
of the word "gossip" is "a
rumor or report of an inti-
mate nature." Unfortu-
nately, people who indulge
in gossip repeat "juicy tid-
bits" that are often un-
proven and false. They are


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so boring; they have no ca-
pability of an intelligent
conversation, so they must
resort to these means to
get attention.


Teachers' hours
Just to clarify the call-in
titled "Teaching jobs": the


caller needs to check his
facts. Teachers actually
work 196 scheduled days
and it's usually 10 to 12
hours per day with 25 min-
utes for lunch. That doesn't
count time put in on week-
ends and over summer
break.


Splenda
servings

I made an interesting
discovery. I called Splenda up
the other day and I asked
them if the strength of their
98.7 bulk bag of Splenda was
as strong as the same amount
of the little packets you get in
the restaurant because I've
noticed two packets do not
have the sweetening power of
equal amount out of the bulk
bag. And they told me that the
packets were stronger in terms
of sweetening than the bulk.
So you have to use more of
the bulk to get the same
sweetening power as the
packets.


RED-LIGHT
CAMERAS
This is in response to
the person who was ask-
ing to get the red-light
cameras started right
away. It seems that if you
were able to observe a
driver who was smoking a
cigarette in one had and
coffee in the other while
trying to drive with her
knee, then you kept your
eyes off the road for too
long. Therefore, you are a
bad driver who is putting
others at risk. So please
keep your eyes on the
road.

iME

I see in the Chronicle
that the city of Crystal


The olden years
As a senior with arthritis,
blood pressure problems,
cataracts, acid reflux, I
have one comment to
make about the term "The
Golden Years." That term
must have been invented
by the Marquis de Sade.

Treat it well
I'd like to thank the per-
son who stole our ceramic
deer off our lawn in Citrus
Springs. I hope you're re-
ally proud of yourself. But
don't forget, it's just a big
baby, so feed it every day,
please.


River is considering put-
ting up red-light cameras. I
know that Dunnellon's got
one because I already got
a ticket. This is my first
ticket in 35 years and it
does show a picture of me
going through the light.
The problem is that when
the light turns yellow, you
have about five seconds to
get across the road or it
will turn red. So now I have
come up with a plan. Now I
slam on my brakes when
it's yellow, hoping that no-
body will crash in to me.

TAXES
I can't believe Commis-
sioner Webb's proposal to
give us a choice between
a gas tax and/or a sales
tax. How about adding a


Strip tip
With all these governors
trying to strip state employ-
ees of union bargaining
rights, maybe what every-
one should do is, all women
show up in panties and bra,
and all men show up in
jockey shorts only, in the
state's capital plaza, carry-
ing signs saying, "No strip-
ping of union collective
bargaining." Maybe the gov-
ernors and congressmen
will take the hint.

Term learned
I just learned that WTF
doesn't stand for the days


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third choice of neither?
What part of "no more


money for government"
does he not understand?


of the week. I'm 89 what
do I know?

Curious charge
Two months ago I had to
use the emergency ambu-
lance service. Today I re-
ceived a statement from my
health insurance carrier that
they paid the bill in full -
$695.80. I'm just curious as
to where the 80 cents came
in. Is that for postage?


Food for
thought
We might as well feed the
kids in school because we
dang sure ain't teaching
them nothing.

Blast from
the past
I got such a tickle out of
reading one of the callers
saying that our American


MEN

This is for the snowbird
who's complaining about
her taxes down here. If you
can afford to have a home
up north and also have a
home down here, yes, you
should pay higher taxes.
Either get rid of one of
your houses and move
down here permanently or
stay up there permanently.
But don't complain about
us having the homestead.
You don't deserve it if you
can afford two homes.

iME

Everything I pay for has
gone up. I cannot afford
another increase in any-
thing. No matter what you




system has been infiltrated
by socialists, communists,
fascists and/or agitators.
Boy, is that a blast from
the '50s. Sen. McCarthy,
where have you been?

Fast and furious
Just saw a commercial
on TV where they've de-
veloped a windshield wiper
that will cling to the wind-
shield at speeds up to 190
mph. I'm kind of thinking if
I'm doing 190 mph in a
rainstorm, windshield
wipers are probably the
last thing that I would think
about.


call it a fee, an MSBU, a
tax it is one more in-
crease a lot of us cannot
afford.

iME

I think most people have
gone nuts with all this talk
about cutting taxes, cutting
taxes, cutting taxes. You
can't run your house on no
money. Taxes don't need to
be cut. Our tax rates are
not high at all. People just
fool themselves. If you
need to raise taxes to per-
form the duties that the
government needs to per-
form, then raise taxes. But
raise them fairly. Don't
raise them on the people
who can't afford them.






Conspiracy
theories
Are we no longer allowed
to choose the conspiracy
theories that we would like
to believe?

Hidden meaning
As I was driving yester-
day through Citrus Hills, I
was offended by a bumper
sticker from someone who
said, "Don't blame me, I
voted for a real American."
Now what is that supposed
to mean?...Come on.
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PORT CITRUS
I'm glad the county com-
missioners are looking at
the port. We need to diver-
sify this economy. We can't
continue to depend on
construction jobs.

=ME

I'm very much against
the Port of Citrus concept.
It's hard to believe a few
politicians can decide on
their own to change the
character of the county.
Anyone who thinks this
wouldn't be a major impact
is just not aware of how
fragile it is. Now someone
wants to make Citrus
County a transportation
hub and they are spending
my tax dollars to pay a lob-
byist to achieve it.

MEN

I am perplexed on the
county commissioner to
grant $50,000 plus any


override for a study for the
ill-founded Port of Citrus. If
the feasibility study comes
back negative, I propose
they pay for it out of their
own pockets. Perhaps this
way we can get some
accountability.

M**

What part of Port Citrus
rhymes with Nature
Coast?

RED-LIGHT
CAMERAS
I see that the cash cow
is coming to Crystal River
with the red-light cameras.
They've already calculated
how much they're going to
receive from these red-
light cameras. It's not all
about safety. There's a lot
of other ways they can do
this with safety.
If looks like a duck,
quacks like a duck and it
walks like a duck, it's a
duck.


ME.

Can we get those red-
light-running cameras in
Crystal River really quick?
My last three days had two
people run a red light.
Nearly killed everybody in
the intersection.


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Hint: slow down.
One was playing on her
telephone: the other was
smoking in one hand, a
cigarette, and coffee in the
other hand, and looked like
she was trying to drive
with her knee. Had no clue
that she was running a red
light.


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and it cost them some
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PORT CITRUS
May I give my opinion about the
Citrus County port? Hey, I couldn't
care less about jobs because I'm re-
tired and I thought that was the main
demographic of Citrus County. So do
we really need any more jobs for
here, and industry, to ruin the beauti-
ful
Nature Coast with more pollution,
gas trucks going up and down the
road, noise, air pollution? But if
you're going to do something, if this
can be done somewhat environmen-
tally better than hauling loads of dirt
up and down the highway, then let's
do it.


Hidden pool
After being a Crystal
River snowbird for many
years, I learned about the
Bicentennial Pool that's be-
hind the airport, from an ar-
ticle in the Chronicle. What
a nice pool. Wish I'd known
about it years ago.
Snowbirds, go out there
and swim.

Fantastic band
I'm just calling to say
thank you for the wonderful
concert yesterday at the Cit-
rus County Auditorium that
was done by the Air Force
Academy Band. It was fan-
tastic. Thank you so much
for that great concert. It was
wonderful. Thank you for
your support of that.

Great parade
We thoroughly enjoyed
Thursday's St. Patrick's Day
Parade in downtown Inver-
ness. It was obvious all the
participants were excited to
be in this first festivity and
they put a great deal of time
and energy to make a suc-
cessful, colorful occasion.
"Well done," to everybody.
We hope to see this be-
come a continuing tradition
with more music and local
representations of all kinds.

Terrific clinic
I wasn't able to reach my
doctor on Friday afternoon
and a neighbor of mine told
me about a walk-in clinic,
Allen Ridge, in Lecanto.
What a find. I got there just


Places
To o


after 5. The staff was very
helpful and kind to me. The
doctor there ordered X-rays.
The staff instructed me to
come back Saturday morn-
ing, as the imaging center
had closed at 5. I couldn't
believe that they were open
on Saturday. The staff and
the imaging center were
great. The whole ordeal
saved me a trip going into
town and also about six or
eight hours waiting in the
emergency room to be
seen. I will definitely return
when I need care and
highly recommend Allen
Ridge Walk-in and Imaging
to anyone.

Well-run ride
My husband and I drove
up from South Florida to
ride in the Clean Air Ride
on Saturday on the Withla-
coochee Rails-to-Trails. The
ride was to benefit the Key
Training Center and was
run very well. There was
plenty of food and great vol-
unteers. We ride all over
Florida and found this to be
one of the best rides. We're
amazed how beautiful Cit-
rus County is and loved our
stay in quaint downtown In-
verness. What was going to
be a one-day event turned
out to be a very pleasant
weekend.

Visit animals
When you go to the fair
this coming week, please
go down and see the beau-
tiful dogs and cats that are
located at the animal shel-


ter. They are absolutely
sweet and waiting to be
taken home. Make a visit.
You won't regret it.

Applause,
applause
"Twentieth Century" is a
train with lots of characters
aboard. It's also the play at
the Art Center Theater. Di-
rector Richard Easter did an
absolutely fantastic job. The
setting of three compart-
ments are very much used,
and the 13 actors were just
terrific... One cannot say
enough about all the actors.
They are giving their very
best and make this a most
enjoyable, funny play. The
people in the lighting booth
had to be right on the spot.
Great show. Go see it.

Perfect
pet place
I am so thrilled I have
found this wonderful, won-
derful pet shop up in Her-
nando. We have needed
something in this area for
so long. The people are so
nice and they have the real,
real nice pet foods there. It's
really nice. I am so thrilled
that Hernando has finally
gotten a nice pet shop.

Pantry praise
My son and I went to We


Care Food Pantry in Old
Homosassa. I cannot praise
the volunteers enough that
assisted us. They showed
compassion and were ex-
tremely friendly and courte-
ous from the moment we
walked in to the time we left.
God bless Diane Toto, vol-
unteers Joanne, Nancy, and
all the other volunteers that
assisted us. They raised our
spirits in our time of need
and desperation. The food
they gave us was incredible.
Thank God for We Care
Food Pantry, its volunteers
and the community.

Harmony heaven
The Harmony Heaven
show we went to on April 3
was just wonderful and fan-
tastic. The barbershop
music and the family that all
sang together was extra
special and really warmed
my heart. It was great
singing. More people should
have attended this talent in
Citrus County, as (it was)
very heartwarming and en-
joyable. It's too bad there
wasn't more people there.
Everything was just ab-
solutely great. I can't thank
them enough. And hope-
fully, we'll do this again.

Excellent expo
What a great job the
sheriff's department did,


and the (Suncoast) Busi-
ness Masters, with the
Youth Expo that was Satur-
day, April 30. And that little
girl that sang the national
anthem was fabulous, be-
yond fabulous. She was
spectacular. They could cer-
tainly use her at the Super
Bowl. Great job done by all.
A lot of kids were very
blessed. Thank you, sher-
iff's department and Sun-
coast Business Masters.
God bless you.

Marvelous Mass
I attended the Confirma-
tion Mass held on Sunday,
May 1, at 11 a.m. at Our
Lady of Fatima and I left the
church feeling uplifted and
full of the Holy Spirit. The
bishop's homily was won-
derful. Many young people
accepting Jesus into their
lives was beautiful and the
music was outstanding, up-
beat, uplifting and fabulous.
Hats off to the choir mis-
tress for bringing the con-
gregation to life with the
joyful noise made unto the
Lord. Amen.

Robotic removal
I just read that little (Se-
nior) Style paper this morn-
ing and I see where (Seven
Rivers Regional Medical
Center in) Crystal River, the
hospital, got the robotic ma-
chine (da Vinci Surgical
System). Hooray for them...
Two years ago, I had to
have my part of my lung re-
moved and I had it done ro-
botically. I had to travel to


Tampa. I was at the hospital
for three days and I came
home. People couldn't be-
lieve that I was out so soon.
And when I told them I only
had five little cuts, they were
amazed... That's a wonder-
ful machine. Anybody who
has to have an operation
should request that ma-
chine to have it done be-
cause it does a good job
and the people that are be-
hind it know what they're
doing. Good luck to every-
body who ever has to have
it done.

Good dog!
I'd like to thank Susan
and Ann, who show up at
the fairgrounds every other
Saturday where they do
dog training and they also
do the canine good citizen
test and therapy dog train-
ing for people. So if any-
body is looking for that type
of work to be done with
their dogs, show up at 9
o'clock this Saturday at the
fairgrounds, behind it, by
the racetrack. They do dog
training there and all the
money does go to charity.
And they will do therapy
dog training and also the
canine good citizen test if
you need it, besides the
regular basic training. They
do great work there. Help
them out and help your own
dog out.


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Keep your
promises
Heads up
out there if
you are trying
to make an
honest buck.
A little com-
mon courtesy
will get you a
long way. If
you say you're
going to call,
or ask to call,
do it. If you
say you'll be
somewhere,
be there; if
you'll be late
or not show
up, call your
customer.
Good news
travels fast;
bad news
travels faster.


Good
SUGGESTIONS,


Don't cut
military pensions
I heard today that they
want to cut the pensions
for our servicemen. Why
can't they cut the pensions
for our congressmen and
senators? Give them a cut
in pay once in a while.
Most are millionaires and
that's why they don't want
to be taxed.

Keep one
shuttle ready
You know, with this Russ-
ian unmanned rocket that
is going to re-supply the
space station crashing,
perhaps we should rethink
our shuttle program and
maybe keep one shuttle in
reserve in case these peo-
ple ever get trapped up
there.


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Financial Advisor
7891 Gulf to Lake Hwy., Suite 13
Crystal River, FL 34429
352-795-1603

Save your
papers
Well, it looks like we're
in for another rough year
and some really tough re-
strictions and pulling in
our belts again. So here's
a tip for next Christmas:
Start saving your funny


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(comics) sheets they
make great wrapping
paper. We did this during
the Depression and it re-
ally saved a bunch of
money on tissue paper
and wrappings.
So I hope it helps some-
body. And it's great the
kids love it. They read the


funnies before they open
their presents.


So there
Let me start with this:
All you Democrats, Re-
publicansansd independ-
ents, it's time to grow up.
I wish the people who
leave their dogs and kids
in cars would sit in the car
for one hour with the win-
dow cracked down a few
inches. They should try it
and see how much time
they could stay without
enough air. Please realize
what you are doing before
you kill your dog or child.

Fill 'er up
The only way that Lake
Hernando is ever going to
get filled up is if God fills it
up, because Swiftmud
refuses to.


What time
is it, really?
Why are we still doing
Eastern Standard Time
and Daylight Saving
Time? Why can't we just
leave it at one of them
and be done with it?

Puzzle pain
Again I got a headache
from doing the crossword
puzzle. Why do they have
to make the boxes and
lettering so small? There
are a lot of senior citizens
in Citrus County that have
trouble reading small
print. Why can't they make
these crossword puzzles
larger so that we can at
least enjoy doing some-
thing? Please look into
this and make the puzzles
larger and the print larger.
Make the boxes larger.
Thank you. Have some
consideration.


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GOVERNOR
SCOTT
I would like to make a few
comments about Gov.
Scott. He must be doing
something right. He's being
sued by the NAACP and
he's getting complaints left
to right. We wanted some-
one in there who would cre-
ate jobs and balance the
budget and he's working to-
ward that. Give him a
chance. He's a business-
man, not a politician.



This man does not know
the first thing about govern-
ing a state. I hope all you
who voted for him are very
happy. This state is going
downhill as fast as he can
do it. God help us.

MEN

The Chronicle isn't bi-
ased in reporting on Gov.
Scott's outrageous deci-
sions. With Scott's polling
at 57 percent disapproval,
the Chronicle is just going
with the flow.

MEN

Gov. Rick Scott is our
man. If he can't do it, no-
body can. He's going to
save Florida and you guys
stop crying.

MEN

I say this is one of the sit-
uations of "marry in haste,


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MEN


regret at leisure." I'll bet
there are more than one -
probably more than several
hundred people in the
county alone who regret
their votes for Scott.

MEN

There are a lot of people
unhappy with Gov. Scott,
but we all need to remem-
ber he hasn't made all
these changes without the
rubberstamping of our local
legislators. We need to re-
member that when we go
to the polls next time.

MEN

There's an old saying that
goes something like this:
You have to scramble a few
eggs before you can make
an omelet. I apparently see
a bunch of you are scram-
bling around from what
Rick Scott is doing to this
state. Me, I'm waiting for
the omelet.


MADE IN
THE USA
I went up to New York
and I bought dungarees in
Long Island, N.Y I paid $45
for them and I want to tell
you, I just called up the
company to find out where
they were made. Would you
believe Mexico? When the
heck is the United States of
America going to give jobs
back to our men? You have
sold our country down the
drain.


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charge out so some peo-
ple's comments about
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cles and everything else
has been taking their ma-
chinery to China and
they're producing every-
thing in China? That's why
we don't have jobs here.
Look about your home and
count the articles that are
made in China.

MEN

Why do we keep buying
all that stuff? It's fake, it's
junk, it doesn't last forever
and some of it is dangerous
for some of us to use. Why
do we have to keep getting


seas and brought in this
country. Their comment
was that they are cheap,
and they are. Mexico is the
same way. It isn't that the
labor makes them cheap.
It's the owners of the corpo-
rations that build the prod-
uct down there that look at
ways of cutting costs and
making it cheaper so their
profit margin is a lot higher.

OTTAWA
I live in Brentwood. I fi-
nally decided to use the
new Ottawa cut through to


save time on County Road
491. I can't believe we paid
an engineer to design such
a stupid road.

MEN

I am surprised at our
commissioners voting for
that extra road of Ottawa
Avenue when the whole
country is in recession and
unemployed, I think some
of our commissioners
should be in the unemploy-
ment line next year.

MEN

Good job, commission-


ers. I use the Ottawa-Otis
cut through on a daily basis
going from County Road
486 to State Road 44 and
driving up Ottawa is just
simply beautiful. Tamposi
did an excellent job on the
landscaping on either side
and it is well maintained. It
is such a pleasure to drive
that route and not the
County Road 491 route
which is hustle bustle with
no landscaping or anything.
Really appreciate it.


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Don't anyone in Con-
gress and in the news
media realize that the big
manufacturers of clothes,
toys, shoes, household arti-


OTTAWA
I live in Terra Vista and have
read about Ottawa Road being
opened to State Road 44 so I
decided to drive this "direct'
route. This road does not go di-
rect to State Road 44. It comes
twice to a stop sign where you
go either left or right, meanders
through a lovely residential
neighborhood, and finally ends
at 44 with no red light to go east
or west through a busy four-lane
highway. My opinion is our
county commissioners spent
money foolishly once again. This
road is not a time saver and
never will be.


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BUDGET CUTS
On budget cuts: I think it
would be probably easy to
cut 90 percent of the
prison system's budget.
We don't need to make it
so comfortable for a pris-
oner. A prisoner doesn't
deserve free medical care
when people in Ho-
mosassa are walking
around with no teeth.

M.E

How is it that every time
they want to cut the
budget, it's got to be edu-
cation? It's one of the
main ones they're cutting.
Why? Is this because
maybe they want the
present day students to
be so stupid when they
grow up that they won't
know what the politicians
are doing to them?

MEN

It is hard to believe our
county leaders and
elected officials are seri-
ous about saving or cut-
ting the budget. Here are
two sure-fire ways that
they can do this: First,
every county employee
who makes over $75,000
per year should take at
least a 10 percent pay cut.
They could also give back
one week vacation and
some sick time. Second:
we seem to have plenty of
deputy sheriffs in the
county when you see
them parked side by side


exchanging information,
as the department tells
us. We seem to always
need volunteer firefight-
ers. Why can't you cross
train the deputies to be
firefighters instead of ex-
changing information? It
will also look good on
their resumes.

MEN

Regarding Citrus
County's budget: Do what
the rest of us have to do -
cut things out! If you can't
afford certain things, don't
raise taxes to pay for
them, just cut the item.
Why do you always have
to indicate all services are
required? They are not,
regardless of what some
people think. If you can't
afford to pay for a service,
cut the service.


CITRUS
MEMORIAL
I see where Citrus Me-
morial is in the news
again. These people are
well educated yet seem to
be unable to act as adults
and resolve matters. All
these lawyers and wasted
time are costing the tax-
payer a fortune for our
people.

MEN

I need a little clarifica-
tion. Who pays for the
lawyers and the lawsuit
with Citrus Memorial


10 ISSUES

Health Foundation Board the fire ba
of Directors vs. the Citrus the fire ba
County Hospital Board of they could
Trustees? They're having works. Bu
a conflict and exactly who ing them,
is paying all these court them anyt


costs and so forth? I've
never heard of anything
so confusing and oblique
in my whole life. This is
the most ridiculous thing
I've ever seen.


FIREWORKS
I wish people would find
out about the law before
they call in Sound Off all
the time. These people
saying how come the po-
lice don't stop them from
selling the fireworks in the
tents. The law does not
say you can't sell fire-
works. The law says you
couldn't shoot them when


n was on. Once
n was lifted,
I shoot the fire-
t as far as sell-
you can sell
ime you want.


MEN


With the holiday week-
end here, please remind
everyone that setting off
fireworks without a permit
is prohibited not only in
Citrus County but
throughout the state of
Florida. Residents, guests
and tourists, this means
no fireworks.

MEN

I went to the fireworks in
Inverness on Sunday
night and I was very
amused that there was,
like, what, four grand fi-


nales? The grand finale
happened, so I started
walking away, got into
about the middle of the
road, and, ha, the fire-
works start up again, So I
look up and it's all over
and I start walking away
again, and, bam, it starts
up again, Hmm. Makes
me think that somebody
didn't know what they
were doing.

MEm

Would someone please
explain to people that the
Fourth of July is over. This
is the seventh night I have
listened to fireworks. I
now have a dog that is
petrified to go outside. I'm
sure no one cares, but
could we keep it to like
over the weekend and not
seven days?


FLAGS
The fact that our beauti-
ful and glorious American
flag can be displayed
everywhere and anywhere
gives you the right to
make your ridiculous
comment.

MEN

I just read in today's
Chronicle about Crystal
River code enforcement
possibly citing that restau-
rant for having too many
military flags flying in
honor of our military
forces. What an outrage!


The way I see it, every
building in every town
across the country should
be flying those flags.

MEN

Our flag is never hon-
ored when it is being used
to sell cars, furniture and
sandwiches.

MEN

Concerning multiple
flags: Three flags are
plenty. She can rotate the
flags, but three should be
the limit.
MEN

Regarding all the to-do
over a few flags: Seems
ludicrous when every
highway, road, community,
village, etc., throughout
Citrus County and the en-
tire nation is blighted by
ugly commercial business
signs stuck here and
there, shelter, skelter. What
could be uglier?

MEN

Armistice Day is due to
be here and Memorial
Day. Just wanted to make
you aware that I will have
plenty of flags around my
property. As a Korean War
vet, this is due to me. I
hope you have your pencil
sharp. We'll be waiting for
you.

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ing room and talk to the
patrolmen and them prac-
tice what she's preaching,
it would really be great.


On the road
AGAIN I


MEN


Show some
responsibility
I want to talk about the
drivers here in Citrus
County. I bought a brand
new pickup truck three
months ago brand new
off the showroom floor -
and in the three months
I've had it, it's gotten hit on
the side at parking lots, it's
gotten backed into on the
back bumper and the left
door has got a scrape, just
in parking lots. Could you
please leave a note after
hitting my truck? This is
ridiculous, absolutely
ridiculous.

Heal thyself
I'm just reading the arti-
cle that Gail Tierney put in
about the use of turn sig-
nals, which I thought was a
great article. Now if she
could just get in the brief-





Rock the block
Inverness, thanks for a
great street party (Friday)
June 3, downtown by the
Old Courthouse, those four
bands. Great young crowd.
I'm a new senior citizen.
That Mighty Mongo finished
it, like, amazing at the end
with a great stage (show).
Everybody was friendly. A
lot of people there.

Camp congrats
I would like to thank the


brother in New Jersey and
he wouldn't answer his cell
phone and finally he called
me back and he advised
me that he doesn't talk on
the cell phone when he's


driving because in New
Jersey it's a $200 fine if an
officer observes you
speaking on your phone. I
think that's something they
should implement in Citrus


I hate to say this, but
Gail Tierney should look at
her own sheriff's depart-
ment and how they drive
before she writes an article
about giving out tickets to
people who don't use their
turn signals. Seventy-five
percent of our sheriff's de-
partment never use their
turn signals. Sure, issue
tickets to drivers who are
too lazy to push that little
lever down up or down, but
start with the sheriff's de-
partment first. They're not
exempt.

Don't talk
and drive
I just spoke to my




Sheriff's Youth Ranch for
having a free camp for one
week. My great-grand-
daughter went the last two
years and thinks they do a
wonderful job. So I would
like to thank all of them.
Very nice.

Keep
history alive
I have to laugh at the per-
son who complained about
all the money being wasted
on the Valerie Theater to


renovate it and make it us-
able again. I suppose he
was upset years ago with all
the money used for fixing
up the Old Courthouse and
making it into a museum.
He has no interest in histori-
cal places and would just as


soon tear them down and
make them into parking lots.
My heart goes out to people
like this who have no inter-
est in history of the past but
live only for the present.
He'd rather have some dis-
count store put in the


County here with the tele-
phone. No talking, period,
on the cell phone. If you
do, make the fine $500 -
the heck with $200.

A lesson for all
You know, people cannot
be speeding through
school zones. If I have to
go 20 and everyone else
has to go 20, so do the old
people in this county. The
sheriff's office should get
off its butt and do some-
thing.

How hard is it?
Would somebody ex-
plain to me what's so diffi-
cult about using your turn
signal and letting another
person know what you're
going to do? In order to
drive today, you have to be
a mind reader.






square, or maybe another
Wendy's or McDonald's, in-
stead of anything old and
filled with history. Such a
pity.

Fantastic
fireworks
The Inverness fireworks
were just wonderful this
year. Thanks to all those
who contributed and made
that possible. It was really
fun.


MEN

I once asked someone
in the Walmart parking lot
why they didn't use their
turn signals. Their answer
was, "It's none of your
business where I'm going."

Stop
means stop
The subject of this
Sound Off is four-letter
words: Slow. Stop.
These words are very
similar. As a matter of fact,
they share the first and
third letter. However, their
definition is distinctly differ-
ent unless we're talking
about the intersections on
the road in Citrus County.
Drivers seem to inter-
change these two words at
leisure.








Thankful for ER
I was reading in the paper
about the long wait at Citrus
Memorial emergency room.
In the latest issue of the
AARP for July and August,
read on page 15 where
emergency rooms are
being closed. We should be
thankful, no matter the wait,
that we have one here
in Inverness.

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Express thanks
Q. Why is it parents of
young children receiving
birthday and Christmas
checks in the mail and
cards never bother to
send thank-you cards or
calls? Is anything under
$50 considered too triv-
ial to be appreciated?
We're not all rolling in
money.

A. When you send money
to relatives and the par-
ents don't respond or the
children don't respond: My
suggestion is, don't sign
the check. They will call
back.

Power problem
Q. A real problem: I
would like to know if
some of you rocket sci-
entists out there could
answer this lifelong
question: How do you
apply talcum or med-
icated powder to an
adult human body? For
70 years I have tried to
figure this one out.
I, like millions, of people,
squeeze the powder


from the can into the
palm of my hand. I then
try to spread the powder
on the affected or most-
needed area. Less than
10 percent of the powder
stays where you need it.
Forty-five percent falls to
the floor while another
45 percent turns your
feet solid white.
My wife makes me
stand on a towel to
apply powder; a can of
expensive medicated
powder loses about 90
percent to the floor and
your feet, while less than
10 percent stays on the
area needed.
And don't tell me to
apply the powder laying
on the bed on my back.
As soon as I stand up, it
will fall out and turn my
feet while again.
Can anybody help me?

A. This message is for the
gentleman who wanted to
know how to apply the tal-
cum powder. You simply
take an old-fashioned bath
powder container with a
powder puff in it. You put


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your powder into that con-
tainer and you use the
powder puff. That's the way
I do it. It's really very sim-
ple. You can buy the old-
fashioned powder
container with powder, it
you don't want it, dump
that out and put your med-
icated powder in it.


A. My answer to the pow-
der puff problem: I took a
washcloth, folded it in a
square, stitched it so it
wouldn't come apart. Put
your powder on the wash-
cloth and there you go.
Keep the washcloth on a
plate or in a bowl. And
keep using it. There's no
way to buy a powder puff


unless you buy an expen-
sive box of powder, which
is ridiculous.

Close shave
Q. What's with these
young baseball players
with the faces full of
whiskers? I guess it
makes them feel older. I
think it makes them look
dirty. What do these
young girlfriends and
their wives think about
it?

A. I'm calling in to respond
to "Furry fielders" why the
young baseball players
have faces full of whiskers.
When young men shave
and then sweat, it stings
terribly. So a lot of times, if
they're going to be playing
outside in the heat, espe-
cially daytime games, they
don't shave that day so
that their faces don't sting
with the salty sweat that
hits their face. Just thought
I'd give you that reason.

Up or down?
Q. Would someone
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reaction I need to set my
ceiling fans? I have a
friendly argument with a
neighbor. In the summer,
which direction should
the blades revolve?

A. Someone called in to
Sound off and asked which
direction they should have
their ceiling fans. In the
summertime, your ceiling
fan should go counter-
clockwise. This has been
checked out with the
power companies and the
fan companies, Counter-
clockwise in the summer.

Flamingo census
Q. Congratulations to
The Path Thrift Store for
their pink flamingos, but
just how many did they
have? I was curious.

A. This is in response to
Path is Pink: The answer
to your question is 619
flamingos. But they have
received more flamingos
since that count. So it
would be higher if they
were to recount.


National
lottery needed
Perhaps the time has
come when we need to
have a weekly tax-free na-
tional lottery the pro-
ceeds of which can only
be used to pay off the
debt.

It's too
much work
The hoops we hard-
working Americans find
ourselves in when we
seek unemployment bene-
fits are crazy. You work hard
all your lie to either be laid
off, terminated or some
health reason. Unemploy-
ment wants you to go to
work doing anything. Don't
worry about how you will get
there with no transportation.
Of if you do have your own
transportation, the gas
prices and the miles you
have to travel. Oh, but you
are entitled to 26 weeks of
benefits, In the meantime,
they are sending you ques-


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tionnaires to fill out and ap-
pointments to appear at or
benefits will be cut off. Hoop
after hoop after hoop. Good
Lord, help us all.

Inflation
ignored
Food prices go up,
gasoline prices going up,
television prices going up,
cable television prices
going up, water prices
going up, but according to
the federal government ex-
perts, there is no inflation.
I guess the experts live on
the moon, because they
do not live here.

Child
care costs
If you can't afford for-
mula or diapers for your
kid, why are you having
babies in the first place?

Revenue
from fine
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to do is put a policeman
up in Homosassa Springs.
Say he starts at the Winn-
Dixie plaza and he's riding
a bicycle. He goes around
to Walmart and he tickets
all the people in the fire
lane, then he rides over to
Publix and does the same


thing around there, then
rides to Sweetbay and
does the same thing
around there and then
comes back. They could
probably take in close to
$2,000 a day. I think I read
somewhere, or heard, that
parking in a fire lane had a
fine of $250. I think they


could probably get 10 peo-
ple a day and that would
bring $2,000 or $2,500 a
day into the budget.

Keep foreign
aid here


Here's my idea on giving
people jobs: Take a few bil-
lion dollars that they give
to those other countries
and put it here in the coun-
try, hire people by the gov-
ernment to fix our roads,
our bridges, our infrastruc-
ture. We need jobs. Pay
them a good wage and the
people will work and you'll
get this economy going.

Close
the doors
The news says that if we
can't reach a budget
agreement, the govern-
ment's going to have to
shut down. Is that really
bad? I mean, if it shuts
down, doesn't that stop
the spending? How much
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worthless?


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economics
I keep hearing today's
conditions compared to
the Great Depression. Not
so. In the '30s, you could
buy a loaf of bread or a
gallon of gas for a dime,
and a haircut was a quar-
ter. Now while wages go
down or disappear, every-
thing else goes up.
A year ago, a 5-pound
bag of sugar was $1.99.
Now sugar comes in a 4-
pound bag and it's $2.99.
Eight-ounce containers
of yogurt shrunk to 6
ounces.
If you made $35 a week
on the WPA in 1935, you
could feed your family, fill
your tank and even have a
beer or two because the
regulation beer pail was
filled for 15 cents.


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Pay is well
deserved
I have an older cousin
who was a schoolteacher
and, believe me, they earn
every cent they get. He
would bring home papers
to correct until 9 o'clock at
night. He had no private
life with the teaching that
he did. And some of the
schoolkids were so rotten
that he was afraid of some
of them. So please don't
take the pay away from
school teachers. They re-
ally do deserve it. They are
not sponges. They're just
ordinary human beings
with families to raise, too.

Performance
is skewed
How does one explain
the disparity in perform-
ance between public and
private schools? Private
schools get to pick and
choose who their students
are. Public schools edu-
cate everyone. Sometimes
that's not easy, but that's


why they are called public
schools. Second reason:
Parental involvement. Par-
ents who choose private
schools are much more
likely to be an important
part of their kids' lives;
public school parents, not
so much.

All educated
All these shortsighted
people nattering about
paying for education
should remember that
someone paid for your ed-
ucation and that you are
now educating the doctors,
nurses and police who will
take care of you in the fu-
ture. If you think education
is expensive, you ought to
try ignorance.

Pay it forward
The world is becoming
pretty bad off whenever
you are not wanting to take
care of the children of
America. You know, this is
what taxpayers are sup-
posed to do is take care of
our next generation and try


Too loose
Maybe if the school teachers and
school board did their job in Florida,
they wouldn't need the baggy pants
law. Obviously, they've been getting


to teach them right from
wrong, not down the kids
and down the schools. The
schools are the best thing
in the world for our chil-
dren education. Whether
you have children or not,
you should think about the
children and what's best
for them. It's been going
on for generations. Why
would you want to stop it
now?



To the 27-year-old and
others who criticize having
to pay school taxes: Who
do you think helped pay for
whatever public education
and its perks you got? Your
parents or caregivers
didn't pay enough in taxes
in all their years to cover
your costs.


You're all wet
That one letter to the ed-
itor in there about some-
body complaining about
Crystal River students
don't have a covered walk-
way to stand under in
weather I thought that
was a joke at first. But then
when I read it again, I think
the person was serious. I
wonder if that family ever
heard of umbrellas or rain
gear. That's what I had
when I went to school.
Or is it so difficult that
these poor little kids can't
get wet or have to walk
anywhere that they've got
to be pampered. The easi-
est way to do it is rather
than complain to the
schools, buy them a nice
umbrella. They have golf
umbrellas and they have
nice rain gear. Then they'll
be pretty well protected. I


away with it for years. In New Jersey,
where my husband taught before we
moved here five years ago, the
school's policy was if you did not
come to school dressed appropriately,
you'd be sent home, and home is


don't think we have to
spend thousands to re-
build a school sidewalk
covering just to avoid
somebody having to go
out and purchase
a $9 umbrella.

Too many tests
Far too many public


schools are sucking the joy
and life out of learning in
school by viewing educa-
tion solely through tests. I
hope Citrus County
schools will listen to this
message.


exactly where these kids went if they
came to school not dressed properly.
If the schools took care of this
problem, there would not be a baggy
pants issue.


Citrus Countyq

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Kudos to
Kennedy
Today is Saturday, Feb. 26,
and I just wanted to make a
remark about Nancy
Kennedy's column, "Grace
Notes." She is so enjoyable
and writes on subjects that
everyone can relate to. And
today is the one about com-
pany stopping in and it just
made me think so much of
myself: "Hurry up and clean
the house because some-
one's coming." But I just got
the biggest kick out of her
column and enjoyed it so


Looking good
The photo of the 2011
Golden Scholarship
Awards recipients not only
deserves the awards, they
also deserve an award for
their consideration of their
appearance. They were all
properly attired and we
wish them the best in their
endeavors.


much. I just wanted her to
know.

Coverage
commended
I commend the Chronicle
for excellent coverage of the
loss of Jonathan Taylor.
Thank you for honoring him
so well.

Cartoon
says it all
I just want to give you my
thanks for the editorial car-
toon of the nation on their


Chronicle ,,
BASHING

they still make comments. "indivisible" from the


Tired of Tiger
I just want to thank the
Sports page which I
don't think they do much -
again for a picture of the
loser, Tiger Woods.

'Paddy'
not 'Patty'
Top of the morning to
you. This paper never
ceases to amaze me. You
have a publisher that is as
Irish as Paddy's pig, yet
you permit in the Sound
Off a headline that says in
the Sound Off, "St. Patty's
success" Patty's, for
God's sake. It's "St.
Paddy," not "Patty." By the
way, that "St. Patty" Sound
Off was in Sunday, March
27's paper. Please make a
correction. St. Patrick


would be turning in his
grave, he would.

Silly Sound Off
This is an impromptu
phone call. I read the
Chronicle every day while
I'm eating lunch at Frank's
Restaurant. Sometimes
I'm in good shape and
sometimes I'm not. But
some of the stuff that I
see that people call in on
Sound Off? You guys
ought to have a little
school that people have to
go to before they're al-
lowed to call in. Even the
letter writers; I can't be-
lieve some of the stupid
stuff I see in here. The let-
ter writing and especially
with the Sound Off, peo-
ple don't know what
they're talking about but


knees in prayer for Japan. I
think that's an excellent, ex-
cellent reproduction. Thank
you so much for that.


Congrats, Shemir
A sincere congratulations
to Shemir Wiles for over-
coming her panic, paranoia
and hysteria over guns. I do
think that it's overplayed a


Pledge of Allegiance to
the flag of the United
States of America, that a
citizen golfer from Eng-
land would win the U.S.
Open and a proven citizen
golfer from the United
States of America was not
even able to show up for
the fight? As a result, the
Chronicle sports page
coined it a "British inva-
sion." Ah, deja vu.

Get your
own hankie
I'm calling about the edi-
torial in the Chronicle


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Kudos for the
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little bit; the aspect that
guns kill people. That's a re-
sult of unjustified fear of an
object that has been demo-
nized when it's not the gun,
per se, that kills people, it's
some nut at the other end
of it. So congratulations,
Shemir. We're happy that
you've joined the crowd.


Over and out.


about closing the Social
Security office. It is not a
bad decision; it is a good
decision. We're supposed
to be saving money in this
government and people in
Citrus County need to
start understanding and
especially people at the
Chronicle that the gov-
ernment is not here to
wipe your nose for you,
OK? Get online. You can
do everything online. If
you're Internet chal-
lenged, get someone to
do it for you at the library.
We have numerous serv-
ices in this county. It's not
going to hurt to cut back.

Stop photo-ops
It is amazing how many
photos of our commission-
ers appear in the Chroni-





Pitts is a star
Here is something for all of
us to look forward to every
Monday, and that is
Leonard Pitts' column in the
Chronicle. Thank you for in-
cluding him among your
columnists. He's like a
bright star.

Tip of the hat
A very strong tip of my hat
to the Chronicle. It was fas-
cinating to see the Adlai
Stevens quote right above
the Leonard Pitts article.
Nicely done. Nicely done.


cle. I think that the space
could be better used for
situations that are more
important than their little
pictures over and over
again.

No class
This is for the Associated
Press, Chronicle. I can't
even believe that you guys
would print a story from
the Associated Press
about this Miss America or
Miss USA crown. What-
ever happened to civility, to
saying stuff nice about
people? Not, you know,
being mean about things. I
mean, you people have no
class at all. I mean,
"Newest winner is 'history
geek.'" I mean, if you can't
say something nice, you
shouldn't say anything ...





Appropriate
article
Dr. Ron Joseph: Thank
you so very much for your
article in today's paper. I
was grateful to read it...
I appreciate your article,
"Athletes behaving badly." It
was a good eye-opener. I
hope children would read it.
We need people to look up
to, not to have to read in the
paper how badly they be-
have. They certainly are not
role models. Thanks again
for your very appropriate
article.


Horse's patootie
Who is the northbound
end of a southbound
horse that chose the pic-
ture of Obama in the
Commentary section of
Sunday's paper (June
19)? It's disgusting.

Deja vu
Isn't it ironic that after
the National Broadcasting
Company eliminated, with
a shallow apology, the
words "under God" and


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Overturn umps
Baseball is no longer a fair
game. When the umpire
calls a bad call and the re-
play shows definitely it's bad,
and they don't let him go and
make it fair, that is not right.
That is cheating. Do they
teach the umpires to cheat?
What do they have the re-
play for if they don't go
ahead and go by it when it
shows the truth?

MEN

To the person who said
umpires are the human ele-
ment to baseball: This is
true. But also, human ele-
ments make mistakes and
when they make a mistake
they should admit it and
change their call.

Enough Tiger
Your readers have called





Terrific town
This is a belated but
very heartfelt thank you to
the town of Inverness for
the Elvis movie event,
which was so much fun,
and the awesome fire-
works and patriotic music.
Inverness is my favorite
town in Citrus County. The
small-town events in
Courthouse Square
always remind me of my
hometown in New
Hampshire.
Thank you so much to


in several times to tell you
that they are sick of seeing
Tiger Woods plastered all
over the paper. There are
other great golfers out
there that get absolutely
no attention from you. If it
were not for Tiger Woods'
lurid past, perhaps he
wouldn't be in the paper.
Please do everyone a
favor and take Tiger
Woods out of the paper

Foul language
Why don't the umpires
learn to say "ball" and
"strike" when they yell?
They yell like they've got a
stomach ache and you
can't tell if it's a ball or a
strike.

Blackouts back
The season hasn't even
started yet and the NFL is
starting with the TV black-




whoever's in charge of all
those events.

Pleasant
surprise
Following a notice in the
newspaper, I went to the
Beverly Hills Recreation
Center to line dance.
What a pleasant surprise.
I learned that you can join
without living in Beverly
Hills and I have made so
many new friends and
have such a busy sched-
ule. They have a large va-


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outs it they don't get a sell- rate of almost 10 percent,
out for a home game. I'm which makes it tough to
not sure if the powers that pay the mortgage, let
be are aware of it, but in alone go to a game.
the Tampa Bay area we This whole scenario is
have an unemployment confusing. The TV compa-


Places
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riety of activities such as
card games, exercise
classes, zumba and many
others. What a great place
to meet new people and
have fun.

Magnificent
mall
I've been meaning to


call in about the Crystal
River Mall. If you haven't
been there lately, you
should go. They fixed the
air conditioning. It's actu-
ally cool in there and not
humid. They've made a
big effort to clean up the
place. The floors are nice
and shiny and clean.
They've cleaned up the


nies pay a pretty good dol-
lar for the right to televise
the games and then you
turn around and decide not
to televise unless the
game is a sellout. That
sounds like a win-win for
the NFL or maybe the
proper word should be
"greed."

Don't be a baby
Now Jimmie Johnson is
crying in the papers be-
cause he was caught
speeding on Pit Road and
now he's apologizing and
he's saying they should
post the speeds or give
him information. This is the
biggest cry baby. This is
typical to this sport. Now
he's not winning like he did
last year and all of a sud-
den he's crying the blues.
Well, too bad, Jimmie. It's
time to grow up and face
reality that you're not the


plants in the middle, re-
placed them, put new
bark in them and it looks
pretty good... they've
cleaned up all the copper
statues that we have in
there.
Remember, they were
all covered with dust and
everything? Well, not any-
more. It looks really nice.
They're really, really mak-
ing an effort.

VBS the best
Thanks very much to


only one driving a race car.

Tyson and Rose
Mike Tyson, I just read in
the paper, was inducted
into the Boxing Hall of
Fame. Mike Tyson, who is
a convicted felon and
spent time in prison. Yet
Pete Rose cannot be in-
cluded into the Baseball
Hall of Fame. Why not? All
he did was bet on a few
games. He's not a con-
victed felon.

Disgraceful
behavior
It's kind of interesting
that Tressel resigned as
coach. I think he was wor-
ried about getting fired, so
he was going to beat them
to the punch. With all the
drugs that are involved,
the fact of an honest sport
is going to be hard to find.


Pastor Gene and his staff
at St. Margaret's Church
for five great evenings of
Vacation Bible School. It's
not my home church, but
everyone was welcomed
and treated like family.
The ladies provided sup-
per every night, which
was delicious, followed by
age-appropriate activities.
God bless you all.


Count your
freedoms
I am very curious as to
the 67-year-old American
who has seen many of our
personal freedoms at-
tacked and even taken
away in our lifetime. Well,
that's my lifetime too. Why
not write another letter to
the editor and list all the
freedoms that have been
taken away?
That would be interest-
ing, as you cash your So-
cial Security check and go
to the doctor on Medicare.

The give and
take of it
Both the Declaration of
Independence and the
Constitution are docu-
ments that were created
through compromise. A lot
of people should remem-
ber that, if they even ever
knew it.


The cost of
America
Since when did it become
un-American to pay taxes?

Follow
the arrows
It's very hard to believe
what direction this country
is going into. I now am sit-
ting down watching a court
case where someone on
disability just bought a
$400 cell phone. It's hard
to believe.

It's our way
The last time I looked,
this is still America, You
cannot fire elected officials.
You wait for the next elec-
tion. Let's have a little
common sense here, al-
though it seems to be
rather uncommon.

All for one
Isn't it about time that


God Bless
AMERICA


politicians stopped fighting
with each other and joined
together to fight for
America?

What's that
you're singing?
Just a comment about
the atrocious singing of


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Super Bowl on Sunday: I
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Please explain
I've listened to all this
rhetoric about the Osama
bin Laden death and all
the Bush lovers out there
are claiming how it was
not a victory for the
Obama administration.
Well, let's just clarify this.
George W. Bush is the one
who got us in this whole
mess and the Obama ad-
ministration is the one
who got us out. Now how


else do you explain it?
Good decision
President Obama has
made yet another gutsy
and correct decision in not
releasing death photos of
bin Laden. The president
puts the good of the coun-
try ahead of politics. We
are lucky to have such a
cool-headed president in
these terrible, troubled
times.


Osama

bin Laden


Should've
been armed
A comment about bin
Laden: There's talk that he
wasn't armed. Well, all I got
to say is, if he likes to kill


Americans, he should have
armed himself. Like Clint
Eastwood said in the "Unfor-
given" movie about the guy
that put his friend on display:
"Well, he should have armed
himself."


This is the night of the
Super Bowl and another
one, Christina Aguilera,
sang the national anthem.
And, of course, it sounded
like I don't know what. No-
body can sing the national
anthem like it's supposed
to be sung, In fact, the only
one who has ever done it
is Whitney Houston.

MEN

When will these young
performers realize that
Frances Scott Key knew
what he was doing when
he wrote our national an-
them? They should stop
trying to change the music
and concentrate on the
words.

MEN

I watched the Super
Bowl yesterday and both
of our songs, "God Bless
America," and the national
anthem were both massa-




Breaking news
Breaking news: Donald
Trump sent his investiga-
tors to locate Osama bin
Laden and then informed
President Obama where
Obama was located.
Trump, therefore, accom-
plished what three presi-
dents who had been
searching for bin Laden for
more than a decade.


cred. Do these singers pay
whoever's in charge so
that they can do what they
call singing? It just stunk,
in plain English.

MEN

That Christina Aguilera
last night at the Super
Bowl: if they do not sing it
properly, they should be
fined, just like the players,
and disbarred from ever
doing an event like that,
because they get a good
chunk of change doing
this.

Leave the
country
In this morning's paper,
somebody was trying to
figure out how to put their
money into a foreign bank.
Well, it's very simple. Just
move out of the country.
Move to China or move to
wherever you want to bank
and live there.




Bad housekeeper
I have never in my life
seen such a filthy mess.
Who in the world was bin
Laden's housekeeper?

Trump trumped
With the supposed
death of Osama bin
Laden, President Obama
has evidently trumped
Trump.


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Cut the grass
Why is it so many people
in Citrus County don't mow
their lawns as frequently
as they should? A number
of them look like wheat
fields. High grass breeds
insects and mice and rats.
The neighbors don't ap-
preciate walking by and
being bitten by gnats,
fleas, etc. If you don't have
the time or energy, pay
someone. There are
laws regarding the length
of grass in most
communities.

Grime spree
Please help. The code
people will not do anything
about the situation in Bev-
erly Hills. It's turning into a
dumping ground. It used to
be a pretty, clean commu-
nity. And now you drive by
and there's garbage every-
where. You call the code
enforcement and they say


they will look into it. They
take your name and phone
number and nothing gets
done. I love my little com-
munity and I hate to see it
going down to a garbage
dump.


Overwatering
I'm calling because last
week we had two big
storms on Tuesday and
Wednesday. However,
when I went home in the
neighborhood, people are
still watering their lawns.
Do they not know how to
use the "off" button on their
sprinkling systems?


'EYEPOPPIN'
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They're so big your eyeballs will pop out!
k WE CAN DO LARGE ORDERS!


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(1/2 Block West of New Holiday Inn)
(Look for us in the Plaza between
Racetrac Gas & Turkey Oak Light)
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Bins for
the birds
These new recycling
bins at the dump are for
the birds. They say that
you can put everything into
one container, put it in


whatever container you
have. Well, I have trash
cans that I would recycle
everything in and separate
it. So I then have to try to
dump those into these re-
cycling bins and I'm only 5
foot tall. They're full. I can't


The
ENVIRONMENT


reach the top, so I stand
there and toss the stuff up,
trying to get it in the top,
sometimes going three or
four times. If this is the way
they're going to do it, I'm
just going to have to stop
recycling because I physi-
cally cannot do it. It's for
the birds, literally.


Litter bugs
People who litter are
trash. A real estate publi-
cation reported the
amount of trash and litter
on the side of the road is a
reflection of the type of
people who live in the
area. I don't think that is a
compliment for the resi-
dents of Citrus County.


Let me
be crystal clear
If anyone out there
thinks that putting these


people on the sewer is
going to clean up King's
Bay, I've got a beautiful
sky-view bridge for you to
buy.


How hard is it?
Come on, people. Take
those cardboard boxes
and other recyclables
you're putting out by the
road for garbage pickup to
the recycle sites that are
provided for you. It is dis-
heartening to see all the
people evidently too lazy
to do such small things
asked of us to help save
our planet.


Find the oil
I know a shrimper on the
Homosassa River who
said his shrimp boats use
three gallons of oil a night.
Guess where that oil's at?


Bless you
Thank you, Mike, and
your mother for helping me
when I fell on Monday. You
don't know how much I ap-
preciate it. I can't pay you
back, but someday I hope
to help somebody to pay
you back. Thank you.
Bless you.

No complaints
Many people call to
complain. I am calling to
say thank you to the many
wonderful people that we
have met and the many
wonderful friends we have
made during our six
months down here for the
winter. To each and every
one of you: Thank you for
making this a most enjoy-
able season. May you be
blessed with love, happi-
ness and good air
conditioning.

Bless you
I am an 88-year-old


Thank
you


handicapped man who has
practiced more than a
week on my ukulele and
singing with it to attend a
family gathering and
neighborhood celebration.
When it was time for me to
perform, I was heckled and
became nervous and failed
to thank my wife, along
with the Father's Day cele-
bration, for her excellent
care of me and of the
house and all the chores. I
therefore would like to
thank my wife. I love her
with all of my heart and
thank her for everything
she has done for me.

Happy customer
At the Publix on Forest
Ridge Avenue in Citrus
Hills, I lost my house and
car keys. As I was running
through the store in a
panic, trying to find my
keys, I ran up to the desk,
the countertop, and the girl
looked at me and she
says, "These have to be


Thanks, stranger
Many thanks to the
Good Samaritan who
drove my elderly friend's
car to get her home after
she got lost in Beverly Hills
and could not find her
house.


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$4 miracle
I just want to say I was
at Winn-Dixie and I was
doing some grocery shop-
ping and I was short $4 on
my bill and I want to thank
this lady who came over
and gave me $4 to finish
my bill. I'm telling you,
there's wonderful people in
Beverly Hills and I just
want to thank her very
much.

Good job, guys
A belated thanks to the
sheriff's office and the pris-
oners for doing such a
good job of cleaning up
Gospel Island Road a cou-
ple week's ago. Unfortu-
nately, the pigs are back at
it, but it was great while it
lasted.

Free feast
On Thursday, five of us
ladies went to Charlie's
Fish House for lunch. It
was my birthday. We had


our lunch and when we
went to pay the bill, some-
one had already paid the
bill. They would not tell us
who, but whoever did it, we
want to thank you very
much.

Life savers
My family would like to
thank the paramedics who
saved our little boy. You did
an outstanding job and we
appreciate it very much.
Thank you for doing what
you do and keep up the
great work. We can't say
thank you enough. Thank
you and stay safe.

Drive-by
caroling
I'd like to thank the peo-
ple who came to Hernando
Heights on Christmas Eve
in a pickup truck pulling a
wagon filled with carolers,
and came knocking at the
door so we could listen to
them sing carols.


Bottom feeder
After 10 years of won-
dering where Osama bin
Laden was, President
Obama has now shown us.
He's at the bottom of the
sea. Thank you,
Mr. President.

Amazing feat
After reading all the de-
tails of how they got
Osama bin Laden and how


much our President
Barack Obama was in-
volved in getting together
that group and keeping
everything a secret within
his group, is amazing. Of
course, the Republicans
would hate to have that
word out too much be-
cause come election, peo-
ple are going to remember
the one who did get
Osama bin Laden, who
gave us so much grief and


Osama

bin Laden


heartache and has killed
so many Americans.

Bye-bye,
bin Laden
I'm calling the Chronicle
in (response) to "Bye-bye


baby, Osama bin Laden."
Like Ronald Reagan said,
you could run but you can't
hide. Kudos. Thanks a lot
to all the servicemen who
put their life on the line
and went in and got this
idiot. Now he's gone. But


remember, we got to stay
on our toes.

Mission
accomplished
Now that bin Laden has
finally been tracked down
and eliminated, it would
seem it would be a good
time for our President
Obama to get himself into
a flight suit, have someone
fly him out to an aircraft


carrier and give a little
speech under a large ban-
ner that says, "Mission Re-
ally Accomplished."

No sympathy
About bin Laden being
unarmed when he was
shot: So were the 3,000-
plus who died on 9/11 and
the thousands of others he
was responsible for killing.


You saved a life
My husband and I stopped at a
coffee shop in Inverness. While there,
my husband, who is 89 years old, was
getting out of the car and experienced
a physical problem, causing him to
almost fall down.
A group of men who saw what


happened came to our aid. Also an
RN who just happened to be there
assisted us. A 911 call was put
through and the EMS arrived and took
my
husband to the hospital. He had
suffered a stroke.
We may never meet or see these


wonderful, thoughtful people who
helped us, but I would like to thank
them and EMS from the bottom of our
hearts.
Thank you and God bless you.
Because of your help, my husband
will live and is now on his way to re-
covery.


your keys, you look so
panic-struck."
I'd like to thank the per-
son who returned my keys.
You have made my day
and saved me from having
a minor heart attack.


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Funny business
I don't know about the
rest of you. But I don't trust
anybody that grins all the
time and laughs.

Make a new plan
This is to all the people
who have new relation-
ships. Please remember
three things that you don't
want to hear that will break
your heart. First, "You de-
serve so much better than
me." Second, "I love you
but I am not in love with
you."
And the big one above
all else, "I just need some
space and there is no one




Gulls not guilty
Let's keep the seagulls
away from the sea? How
smart is that. The seagulls
are the least of your prob-
lems at the Fort Island
Gulf Beach.

Solar panels,
please
The state of Florida
should be ashamed of it-
self. It's called the Sun-
shine State. Where are the
solar panels?

Gallon gouging
I never thought I would
see the day. Gas prices
are going down but the
price of a gallon of milk is
more than a gallon of gas.


else." These things will al-
ways show you that that
there is always someone
else and life goes on and
we are much bigger peo-
ple than that but try not to
hurt people in the heart.
It's not fair.

Secrets
uncovered
Yesterday in a medical
center, a fellow patient dis-
cussed cleaning out her
mother's house after her
death. The mother was a
very refined lady who
would never even use the
word "damn." When remov-
ing the bedroom furniture




It is unbelievable. So if
they don't get you from
one place, they get you in
another. They just stick it
to the American people.

Gone to
the dogs
One evening this week,
my husband was watching
the Giants game broad-
cast from Arizona and the
announcer made a com-
ment that during week-
days, the Giants and
Dodgers stadium in Cali-
fornia allows ticket holders
to bring in their dogs for a
$30 fee. Apparently busi-
ness is real slow, as the
Giants and Dodgers are in
bottom place. They say a
dog is man's best friend.


Imported PJs
I see where Chinese air
conditioners are being im-
ported in Florida. I wonder
if they are any better than
those pajamas I bought
last year from China. Over
and out.

Young Playmate
Playboy Playmate Crys-
tal, age 25, just broke her
engagement to 85-year-
old Hugh Hefner. The wed-
ding was scheduled for
this Saturday. Could it be


she was afraid of being a
young widow?

Odd observation
Jack Daniel's liquor is
produced in a county that
is dry. It can be manufac-
tured there but cannot be
sold there, but is sold
everywhere else across
the country. Odd things go
on.

Sole saver
This is to the person who
called in about President


she found several paper-
backs under the bed. To
her amazement, there was
"Tropic of Cancer," "Peyton




Bush staying close to
home at Camp David.
Well, you notice that no
shoes were thrown at
President Obama in for-
eign countries. Bush
stayed home just to save
his and this is a pun -
sole.

White's not right
I don't understand where
TV is going these days.
Some of the shows, the re-
ality shows and the theo-
retically comedic comedy
shows, are just, I don't
know, they make no sense
at all. Here you've got
Betty White. She's almost
90 years old. I don't know
what she's trying to prove,
that she's some sort of a


Place," "Catcher in the
Rye" etc. Everyone has a
secret life, it seems.





comedian. And all they're
trying to do is build her up
into something. So she
must be hurting for money
because Ed McMahon
was the same way. He was
supposedly supposed to
be such a rich follower of
Johnny Carson and he al-
most lost his home be-
cause he was bankrupt.
So I don't know what Betty
White's game is, but she
does not fit that part, in my
estimation...

Switching teams
I have been a fan of the
University of Miami for 51
years and I never thought I
would say, "Go Gators!"
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Big whoop
I see where the Brazilian
people got very excited over
the fact that they had elected a
clown to Congress. I don't see
what is such a big deal about
that. We have been electing
clowns to Congress for years.


To our
readers

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are thinking, as well
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Chronicle should be
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comments in this
annual special
section are some of
the "best" received
by the Chronicle for
2011.


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What's inside

The Environm ent ................................................................................ Page 4
Osam a bin Laden .............................................................................. Page 4
G od Bless Am erica .............................................................................. Page 5
Citrus County Schools ........................................................................ Page 6
The Economy...................................................................................... Page 7
Top 10 Issues........................................................................................Page 8
Lots of G iggles.................................................................................. Page 11
O nly in Citrus County........................................................................ Page 12
W hat W e Need in Citrus County ...................................................... Page 14
Casey Anthony ................................................................................ Page 15
That's Entertainm ent ........................................................................ Page 16
The Anim als...................................................................................... Page 17
For Your Inform ation.......................................................................... Page 18
Places To Go .................................................................................... Page 19
G ood Suggestions ............................................................................ Page 20
O n the Road Again .......................................................................... Page 21
Q questions & Answers ...................................................................... Page 22
Chronicle Bashing ............................................................................ Page 23
Kudos for the Chronicle .................................................................... Page 23
All About Sports................................................................................ Page 24
Thank You ........................................................................................ Page 25
That's Life .......................................................................................... age 26
Causing G uffaws .............................................................................. Page 26
The W weather .................................................................................... Page 27


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Hurricane
warnings
Here we go again. An-
other year for me to worry
about a tree on an empty
lot next to me bending
over. When that tree goes
down, it's going to go down
with all the wires, cables
and everything else at-
tached to it, due to the
thing that I have on a gen-
erator pole on my property.
I have tried calling every-
one to prevent a tragedy,
but nobody wants to help.
So when the tree comes
down and that transformer
comes down, the county is
going to have to clean up
the mess and cost a for-
tune for them. But in order
to prevent the tragedy, I
have tried calling every-
body to do something and
I get no help from nobody.


So when it happens, I
hope it doesn't happen,
but I have to worry.

The big chill
I've been to the library
twice in the last two weeks
and each time, it was re-
ally cold. I think people
would be a lot more com-
fortable and the county
would save some utility
money if they turn the tem-
perature up just one or two
degrees at the libraries.

Wrong as rain
I wish that the weather
forecasters, the Chronicle,
and everybody else would
lay off this bit about telling
us we're going to have
rain. It's 20 percent one
day, 30 percent one day,
40 percent another day. I
can guess as well as that


The
WEATHER


it's not going to rain. The
indicators say right now
we're not going to have
rains, if we did, they're not
even going to be enough


to wet the sidewalk, so
why come up and give
people false hopes? That's
all you're doing. You're
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can't be more factual than
that, my suggestion is,
don't say nothing. Let
everybody be surprised.

Enough
about industry
I'm sitting here watching
the 8 o'clock news on
Channel 9 and I'm sick of
hearing about the frozen
strawberries, the frozen or-
anges, the frozen toma-
toes. What about the
frozen animals out there?
It was 16 degrees in my
yard last night and my
neighbors on both sides of
the street from me have
animals and they were in
their pens all night long.
Shame on these people.
They should live in the
pens and let the dogs in
the house.


Differing
estimates
What weather
report are we
supposed to
believe? The
local forecast
on TV said
tonight will be
34 degrees. The
paper says it
will be 28. Now
that's a long
distance be-
tween freezing.
So which one
are we
supposed to
believe?


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Don't dump
umps
I'm calling the Chronicle in
reference to "Overturn
umps." Apparently this per-
son here doesn't know
nothing about baseball.
Baseball, for years, since
the decade when it first
began, has always been
the umpires have been the
human element. They
make the calls and that's
what it is. They don't cheat
and whatever. It's part of
the ballgame. They don't


need to use replay. Then
what do they need umpires
for? Then you're taking
away from baseball. Just
leave it alone. Umpires
have always been a fact in
baseball and always will be.

Queen of means
I don't understand how
the people of England can
tolerate the expense that's
put on them just to have
the queen and her family
p a round and strut
around. She gives herself a
raise anytime she wants


and she makes all of her
millions of dollars a year.
They live in high luxury.
And why do the people of
that country have to pay
millions and millions of dol-
lars, as reported in the
paper, to support them?
What does she do for the
country that the House of


Commons or the normal
government doesn't do?
She's a figurehead and, to
me, of what value? We
were always told, at one
time, that nobody in the
royal family would ever get
a divorce. Well, Lady Di
changed that whole philos-
ophy. So I don't quite un-


derstand what's going on
there and I don't under-
stand how the people can
put up (with it). She's just a
symbol. She serves no real
function, as far as I'm con-
cerned.

Crabby
fishermen
I watch the crab fishermen
on TV. They work incredible
hours in the worst weather
imaginable. They have few
breaks and operate dan-
gerous equipment in ex-


tremely hazardous condi-
tions. I think they need a
union and OSHA should
look into this.

Uncommon
coyotes
To the gun-toting bicyclist:
Look up how many dog
bites to coyote bites there
have been in the last 100
years. You don't have to
protect anyone from coy-
otes around here. Put the
gun where the sun don't
shine.


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