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INSIDE JANUARY 2, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 148 50 CITRUS COUNTY Playoff picture: Jets sent home, Pats clinch top seed /B1 LOCAL LOSER: 100 down In the past year, Ashley Briscoe has lost 100 pounds./ Page A3www.chronicleonline.com WEIRD WIRE: Klepto crocThis cranky crocodile stole this lawnmower in Australia./ Page B8 INDEX Comics....................B7 Crossword................B6 Editorial....................A8 Entertainment..........B5 Horoscope................B5 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B5 Movies......................B7 Obituaries................A6 TV Listings................B6 Classifieds................B8 ONLINE POLL: Your choice?If you were to vote on the Citrus County Commission District 1 race today, whom would you support? A. Renee ChristopherMcPheeters. B. Dennis Damato. C. Ronald Kitchen Jr. D. I wouldnt be able to decide, as Im not yet familiar enough with the candidates. To vote, visit www. chronicleonline.com. Click on the word Opinion in the menu to see the poll. Results will appear next Monday. Find last weeks online poll results./ Page A4 OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE A8 It is the grassroots organizations that are the conscience of the county. MONDAYHIGH 61 LOW 31 Freeze warning: Lowest wind chill readings 15 to 25 after midnight. PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morning SO YOU KNOW Stock markets are closed today in observance of New Years. Port Citrus not new idea C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterImagine what you expect to find inside an abandoned 1954 Spartan trailer: vintage furniture, out-offashion clothing and a 1969 Port Citrus feasibility study. The last item likely would be unexpected. It was a surprise Jeff Nigels said tickled him a couple of weeks ago when he started cleaning out the old mobile home. Digging through the stuff that was in it, this is what I came across, the Lecanto resident said, flourishing a bound, 21-page document titled Supplement Cargo Analysis Cost Estimate, Citrus County Port Authority. Aside from some water stains, the booklet is in good shape, with legible print revealing it was prepared by Reynolds, Smith and Hills Architects-EngineersPlanners in September 1969. The old Spartan once belonged to Russell Dean Freeman, the father of Nigels wife, Mary. When my father-in-law passed away (in 2002), that Popular lottery more pricey Powerball doubling to $2 Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa Powerball lottery organizers are betting bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck. Tickets for the multistate game are doubling in price to $2 beginning Jan 15. While the odds of winning one of the games giant jackpots also are improving, those in charge of the lottery are gambling that people are willing to pay more for the hope of becoming a millionaire in a down economy. With the price of everything else going up, theres not much you can get for a dollar anymore, said 28year-old Ryan Raker, of Des Moines, Iowa, who buys a ticket once a month. He says hell probably play less frequently now. Lotteries have long sold regular people on the hope of becoming rich quick by simply picking a lucky combination of numbers. Some play loved ones birthdays or anniversaries in the hope fate may point them in the direction of a jackpot. Selling that hope is easy; less so is predicting consumers sensitivity to price changes. Powerballs move follows the model of scratch ticket games, which once were all $1 but now are offered at higher prices with the chance for bigger prizes. The evolution of scratch tickets and the creation of families of games that offer tickets at different prices has proven successful across the country, said Rebecca Hargrove, president of the Tennessee Lottery. Scratch games like Win for Life in Illinois, Jumbo Bucks in Tennessee and the Church reports stolen bell Authorities investigate metal theft N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterFLORAL CITY Every Sunday morning around 9 a.m. someone from New Hope Methodist Church on Istachatta Road rings the steeple bell as a call to worship. Its hard to tell just how many years that tradition has been going on or just how old the bell is. The original church, one of the oldest in Citrus County, began in 1830, and the first building was erected in 1884. The new church building was built in 1940. And every Sunday, someone rang the bell until the Sunday before Christmas. Somebody stole the bell from the steeple. In an email sent out to the churchs members, Beverly Raynor, who handles church publicity, wrote: Our head usher tried to ring our steeple bell to start our Sunday service; he thought the rope had come off the bell. As he pulled on the rope, it fell to the floor. Two of our trustees went on the roof to try to reconnect the bell rope, but to their amazement someone had climbed onto the roof, broke into the steeple and removed the bell.We aretrying to understand why our bell was stolen. We are praying for those responsible and looking forward to our bells return. Clyde Edwards, one of several regular bell ringers, said he wasnt there the day they discovered it stolen. When I did get over to the church, I walked around the church and saw that the side of the belfry, all the slats were off on the north side, toward the graveyard. I took a ladder and climbed up on the roof to take a look no bell, he said. Edwards said hes not even sure how big the bell is or what its made out of. He guessed that its brass. The last man to climb up on the roof to replace the rope died a few years ago. The streetlight in front of the church had been smashed, so the thief or thieves had the cover of darkness. Its pretty bad when people steal a church bell to get money, Edwards said. Which raises the question: What do you do with a stolen church bell? Sell it on eBay? Take it to a pawn shop? Sell it for scrap metal? When church members discovered the bell missing, they called the sheriffs office to make a report. According to an incident report, a detective has been assigned to the open pending burglary case. Meanwhile, Raynor has printed up fliers to put up around town, hoping someone who has any information about the stolen bell will come forward. Even those who took it, all they have to do is leave it at the church no questions asked. Church services continue for the 60 or so regular attendees, but its not the same at this Istachatta institution. They just want their bell back. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. Back to nature at Dames Caves C itrus County is often called Natures Playground for the abundance of nature-themed recreation, awe-inspiring scenery and a place to cozy up to sea cows our mammalian marine cousins. However, when I opted to indulge my subterranean inner being and took a quick detour off much-traveled County Road 491, the rewards were nothing short of spectacular or, to be more precise, it was spelunker. For those of us not too versed in such things, spelunker is the hobby of exploring caves and I decided to take on the grande dame of the dry cave systems in Florida the Dames. And it is literally just off the beaten path in our own backyard. The Dames Cave area is in the Citrus portion of the Withlacoochee State Forest and are found on what geologists call the western portion of the Brooksville Ridge physiographic region. Florida is underlain with what are called karst landforms, including caves and our aquifer network. Geologically, the Dames Caves area is believed to have been around since the beginning of the Cenozoic period some 65.5 million years ago therefore qualifying it as one of the oldest caves in Florida. See PATH / Page A2 See POWERBALL / Page A7 See PORT / Page A7 DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Bud Raynor holds the cut rope that was attached to the bell at the New Hope United Methodist Church. A piece of plywood now covers the hole left behind by thieves who broke into the church to steal the church bell. A.B. Sidibe OFF THE BEATEN PATH Lecanto man digs out 42-year-old port feasibility study Vandal Cave is the most prominent feature of the Dames Cave Complex in the Citrus tract of Withlacoochee State Forest. Four of the limestone caverns have been named and mapped: Danger Cave, Vandal Cave, Peace Sign Cave and Sick Bat Cave. A.B. SIDIBE /Chronicle LOCAL EFFORTS: Give blood Find out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./ Page A6
Geologists also believe the Dames Caves are a group of caves that were probably once interconnected. Four of the caves have been named and mapped: Danger Cave, Vandal Cave, Peace Sign Cave and Sick Bat Cave. Two small caves, openings really, have been found and mapped as annexes to Vandal Cave. Peace Cave is north of Vandal Cave and it has a peace sign carved on a tree to welcome visitors. The entrance trail to the Dames Caves is extremely easy to miss, but if you travel from State Road 44 south on C.R. 491, it will take, easily, 12 miles before you can start looking for it. The entrance near the gate has several tan-looking pylons or posts about three feet tall and directly across the street is a country road with a street sign that reads West Lone Court. Parking can be done in the immediate area off C.R. 491, as motor vehicles are not permitted in the state forest. Walk through the gate and follow the trail for about half a mile. You will get to a clearing with a mini information kiosk and a trash can. You will also notice a low, heavy gauge wire fencelike structure and just beyond is the sky-roof of an area I call the living room, but its commonly known as Vandal Cave. Two striking collapses have created karst windows into Vandal Cave. The cave gets its name from the excessive graffiti and unfortunate vandalism the area has endured through the years. From the top, it appears to be quite easily a 30-foot drop into the main part of the cave, but to the right of the collapsed top is an opening that leads down to the main cave. It is a can-do for most able-bodied people to navigate. Once you are in the cave, sans the scribbles and the physical damage inflicted over time by man and nature, it truly feels like a rendezvous with nature. On this day, the sun was trying to break through the forest canopy and shine into the collapsed openings. It felt ambient in the grotto and completely free of little critters. The exposed limerock reveals several strata of earths evolution and history. The floor of the cave was compacted and relatively solid, in all, it felt like a primitively finished underground dwelling. There is an adjoining and smaller room with humansize holes for the serious spelunkers. Navigating those holes will require some belly-slinking, crawling and headlights to explore the subterranean conduits in the Dames Complex. Take care and use common sense when attempting to wriggle into a small opening overeager explorers have gotten trapped in Peace Cave in the past, requiring rescue. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. A2 M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. *Must present written estimate from competitor for this price 527-0012 1-877-746-0017 000A6ZR FREE Valances Installation In Home Consulting www.72-hourblinds.com 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY Verticals Faux Wood Blinds Shutters Cellular Shades The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! 2011 2011 2011 2011 0 0 0 9 U W D of Citrus County, Inc. YOU COULD RECEIVE A REWARD UP TO $ 1,000 TEXT . CITRUS + Your Tip to 274637 (CRIMES) CLICK . www.Crime StoppersCitrus.com CALL . 1-888-ANY-TIPS (1-888-269-8477) Funded by the Office of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers Trust Fund Always the newest technology... Always the lowest price guaranteed! $ 895 $ 895 Cemia Custom & Open Fit WIRELESS TECH! 3-Year Warranty $ 1,295 $ 1,295 Lameo Custom & Open Fit BLUE TOOTH TECH! 3-Year Warranty $ 1,495 $ 1,495 AQ Series Wireless & Blue Tooth NO BATTERIES TO CHANGE RECHARGABLE! 5-Year Warranty 000A7WY Attention: All Insurance Card Holders With These Plans FEDERAL OR EMPIRE PLAN You may qualify up to $3,000 in Hearing Aid Benefits Take advantage of your plan before they change it! 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness 1/2 mile east of Walmart (352) 419-7911 www.nutechhearing.com FREE Mobile Unit We can come to you! $ 695 $ 695 Style Pro Open Fit 8 BANDS! 3-Year Warranty Vandal Cave gets its name from the excessive graffiti and unfortunate vandalism the area has endured through the years. A.B. SIDIBE /Chronicle Two striking collapses have created karst windows in Vandal Cave. PATHContinued from Page A1 Florida Division of Forestry ABOVE: The Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest contains the Dames Caves Complex in the southwestern corner of the main tract. BELOW: Detail of the map from www.fl-dof.com/ state_forests/sf_pdf/ CitrusHdqtrsTract2007.pdf. The added red star marks the area of the caverns, across from West Lone Court on County Road 491, just north of C.R. 480
Around THE STATE Citrus County Audubon Society trip scheduled for Jan. 10 Citrus County Audubon Society has scheduled a birding field trip at Bottoms RoadSt. Marks Island in the Panacea-Newport area Tuesday, Jan. 10. The public is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is not necessary and participants with all levels of birding skills are welcome. This field trip is led by CCAS member Pat Bazany. Meet at the Best Western parking lot in Medart. The field trip begins at 7:30 a.m. It will be an easy walking trip and last about six to seven hours. Due to the distance, most birders will travel up the night before. Established in 1931, St. Marks is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Its 68,000 acres provides wintering habitat for migratory birds. Uplands forests, forested swamps, fresh and brackish water marshes and a pristine salt water estuary ecosystem make it a favorite for birders. Some of the unusual birds may include: mallard, greenwinged teal, canvasback, redhead, bufflehead, ruddy duck, horned grebe, Virginia rail, sora and white-breasted nuthatch. Visit CitrusCounty Audubon.com for more details and directions. Water authority meets Jan. 9 The Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in Room 166 at the Lecanto Government Building in Lecanto. On the agenda will be a PowerPoint presentation on 2011 Utility Site Visits and an update on the monthly meeting with WellAqua Co. Also on the agenda will be rate case updates in addition to an update on keeping Utility Regulation local. The authority is a board of appointees that provides for the regulation of private water, bulk water and wastewater utilities in the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 352-419-6520. Ruskin Police: Celebratory gunfire wounds boy Authorities say celebratory gunfire falling from the sky critically injured a 12-year-old Tampa Bay-area boy. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office said the boys family was sitting outside their Ruskin home around 1 a.m. Sunday and watching fireworks. Sheriffs office spokesman Larry McKinnon says the boys mother saw him fall to the ground, bleeding from his nose and eyes. She drove him to a hospital, where doctors determined he had suffered a gunshot wound from a bullet that entered the top of his head. McKinnon said the boy remains hospitalized in Tampa in critical condition with the bullet still in his head. Palatka Child run over by truck at adventure park Authorities say a child has died after being run over by a truck driven by a relative at a north Florida adventure park. Lt. Bill Leeper of the Florida Highway Patrol said the truck backed over the child Saturday afternoon at a mud-bogging gathering at the Putnam County park. The Hog Waller Mud Bog and ATV Park posted a message on its website expressing condolences to the childs family. The park said the accident happened in one of its camping areas. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE S ANDRA F REDRICK Staff WriterLocal and state officials are encouraging Florida residents to recycle their Christmas trees if possible. In Citrus County, officials are offering free Christmas tree disposal at the landfill in January. Trees must be cleaned of all decorations, lights and no artificial snow, said Deborah Bloss, public information liaison with the county. In cooperation with Citrus County Aquatics Services, the Citrus County Landfill Solid Waste Management will collect the trees. They then will be placed in surrounding lakes to build fish attractors, a natural habitat. Fish attractors are comprised primarily of Christmas trees collected following the holiday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works in partnership with the county on the location of the attractors. For more information on landfill hours, call 352-527-7670 during office hours or visit www.bocc.citrus.fl.us. Click on departments, then Public Works, then Solid Waste. The Florida Department of Agriculture says recycling trees protects the environment and reduces the chance of starting a wildfire. Should Floridians choose to burn their Christmas tree instead, the Department offers 10 safety tips to avoid danger: Check local ordinances and requirements for outdoor burning. Only burn if significant rainfall has occurred in the past three to four days. Never burn on windy or high fire danger days. Only burn between 9 a.m. and one hour before dark. Select an appropriate site to burn, which meets or exceeds the following requirements: 25 feet from wildland brush or forested area; 25 feet from your home and 150 feet from your closest neighbor; 50 feet from any paved public roadway. Clear the burn area of combustible materials. Remove all decorations from the tree before burning. Cut the tree into manageable sections, as necessary. Do not leave the fire until it is out. Keep a water hose and shovel on hand. For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com.Chronicle managing editor Sandra Frederick can be reached at 352-564-2930 or sfrederick@ chronicleonline.com. Landfill to recycle Christmas trees Discarded item may be used as fish attractor in lakes Florida raising minimum wages Special to the ChronicleFlorida is among eight states with minimum wage rates set to increase Jan. 1. On Sunday, the Florida minimum wage increased from $7.31 per hour to $7.67. Floridas minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour. By law, workers are entitled to the higher rate if the states minimum wage exceeds the federal level, which was last adjusted in 2009. Also effective Jan. 1, employers of tipped employees may count tips actually received as wages, provided they pay tipped employees a direct hourly wage of $4.65. Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2004 which created the states minimum wage and requires it keeps pace with inflation. Floridas Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) calculates the states minimum wage based on fluctuations in the consumer price index for the southern region. When first introduced in May 2005, Floridas minimum wage was $6.15, topping what was then the federal wage of $5.15. Since then, the states minimum wage has been raised seven times while the federal rate has gone up three times. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempts certain jobs from state and federal minimum wage law, including farm and seasonal workers, those who deliver newspapers and other informal workers, such as babysitters. Twenty-three U.S. territories and states in 2011 had minimum wages set at the federal level; the lowest minimum wage was Puerto Ricos at $4.10 an hour, while Georgia and Wyoming had minimum wages of $5.15. The highest minimum wages were $8.67 in Washington and $8.50 in Oregon. Five states had no state minimum wage. In addition to Florida, states raising minimum wages effective New Years Day were Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. Increases range from 28 to 37 cents an hour; Washington continues to lead the nation with a minimum wage in 2012 of $9.04 the first state or territory to top $9 per hour followed by Oregon with $8.80. San Francisco, one of the few cities that sets its own minimum wage above the federal level, will raise its rate to $10.24 per hour, becoming the first big city to require an hourly wage rate of at least $10. Floridas minimum wage poster is available for downloading in English and Spanish from DEO at www.clmworkforce.com or at http://floridajobs.org. The DEO website also provides links to posters and other information required by the U.S. Department of Labor. Workers may earn $7.67 per hour ( Editors note: Losing weight is one of the top New Years resolutions. This story is about a local woman who is succeeding in her goal to slim down. The Chronicle is looking for someone who is beginning a weight-loss program through diet and exercise and hard work and who would be willing to have a reporter and photographer follow him or her throughout the year. Contact Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-2927 or email at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com.) N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterINVERNESS On Ashley Briscoes 27th birthday this past Dec. 4, she accomplished two things she had never dared to even dream she could do: She reached a 100pound weight loss and completed a Tough Mudder, a 12-mile/28obstacle race. At three hours, 40 minutes, she didnt come in first, but she still won. Although Im still losing weight, still working on me, it was the end point to the old Ashley and the time to prove to myself and anyone who ever doubted me that I could do anything I wanted to do, and that was monumental, she said. In chronicling Briscoes weight loss story thus far, here are some of her milestones and lessons learned: Turning point Unhappy in every aspect of her life, it took being sick in bed for an entire week to get her to realize her plight and that she was ready to be happy, healthy and normal. First milestone Breaking up with a longtime boyfriend and joining a gym. Aha moments Discovering healthy foods can be delicious and exercising can be enjoyable. I actually look forward to exercising and to that endorphin release to relieve stress instead of turning to food, she said. I went from never exercising to doing every type of fitness activity available to me, including running for 2 1/2 hours straight and mixed martial arts training. Motivation Working with trainer Otto Lecuona Jr., at Dynabody Fitness Club in Inverness. He taught me I didntWEIGHT LOSS Woman loses 100 pounds in a year DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Ashley Briscoe shows the size 3X scrubs she used to wear at her job. In the past year, Briscoe has lost 100 pounds, thanks to dieting and exercise. Her inspiration comes from the staff at Dynabody. She plans to continue her routine into 2012. have to rely on food I could rely on myself, Briscoe said. He believed in me, and I never felt judged by him. I felt he wanted this for me as much as I wanted it for myself. Biggest surprise Discovering she likes the way she looks in a dress, something she never wore. After years of dressing in baggy boy clothes, she now enjoys shopping, looking more feminine, wearing make up and fixing her hair. Briscoe, who is of average height, went from a size 24 to a size 12. Her goal is to one day wear a single digit size. Food tricks Eating lots of vegetables and eating them first during a meal. She also eats fruit in the morning because theyre higher in sugar than vegetables. Memorable milestone Getting to the under 200 weight. I was always obese and I hadnt weighed less than 200 since high school, so that was a big deal, she said. Triumphant moment I Losing 100 pounds. She didnt believe it at first and kept asking, Are you sure? Are you sure? Triumph moment II Participating in (and finishing) the Tough Mudder challenge event on her 27th birthday. Best advice Believe in the process, Briscoe said. Change is not easy staying the same is easy. But its worth it if you want it bad enough. And you have to realize its not a short-term thing. Lecuona added, When you want it bad enough you can make it happen. With Ashley, her biggest challenge was believing in herself and what she could do. For most people, the biggest obstacle is their own self-imposed barriers. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. WINNINGTHEBATTLEWITH Meet Ashley Briscoe Age: 27 Occupation: CAT scan/MRI technician for Citrus Memorial Health System Top weight: 280 pounds Current weight: 180 pounds Starting date: Spring 2010 Goal weight: Ill know when I get there.
K EVIN D. THOMPSON The Palm Beach Post WELLINGTON Six years. Thats how long Scott Williamson lived. Six. Short. Years. Born in 1968 with severe cerebral palsy to Del and Barbara Williamson, Scott never crawled or walked in his blink-of-an-eye life. His body couldnt metabolize food properly, so it often took his mother hours to feed him. Scott weighed only 20 pounds when he died in 1974. There were some tough nights, Barbara said. He lived on love. But more than three decades later, Scotts memory lives and breathes in Wellington at Scotts Place, a barrierfree playground where kids with disabilities can play alongside children without disabilities. The 1-acre, equestrianthemed park, near the Wellington Town Center complex on Forest Hill Boulevard, opened March 1, 2010. About 75 percent of the equipment in Scotts Place is accessible to kids with special needs, including a series of ramps and stations that have games built into them. Extra-wide sidewalks and ramps give wheelchairs access to all areas of the park. Classic-looking playground equipment (slides and swings) has been modified to provide handicap accessibility. Id like to think Scott would be pretty happy and proud, Del said, although his son probably would not have had the motor skills to be able to play at the park named in his honor. But the Williamsons sometimes would take Scott to a park, buy him ice cream or ride the swings and slide with him. We werent ashamed to go out in public with him, Del said. We treated him as we would have treated any child. We took him wherever we went. Scott, born 2 1/2 months premature, was a twin. His brother, David, never made it home. He died seven days after he was born. The Williamsons donated $250,000 to the village for Scotts Place. General Electric, where Del worked for 45 years, ponied up $100,000. Home Depot donated another $10,000. Total price for the park: $492,118. Barbara, 70, a retired schoolteacher, got the idea to build a park for kids with special needs while the couple was living in Atlanta in 2002. Barbara was watching the news and saw a report about a woman who had a young child in a wheelchair and was trying to get a town to build a handicappedaccessible park. I was in awe of this mom for pushing for a way to get her child to actively play with other children and not to be left on the sidelines, Barbara said. Two years later, when the Williamsons moved to Wellington to be closer to their daughter, Sara, an avid equestrian, Barbaras idea began to take shape. St. Pete Times now Tampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG Floridas largest newspaper has a new name. The St. Petersburg Times became the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday. The downtown Tampa arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning play hockey also starts the new year with a new name. On Sunday, the St. Pete Times Forum becomes the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Newspaper officials announced the changes in November, saying the new name reflected the newspapers growth across the Tampa Bay region. The St. Petersburg-based Poynter Institute for Media Studies remains the papers owner. Its free tabloid tbt* will remain free and will be published as an edition of the Tampa Bay Times State investigates fire at clinicPENSACOLA The State Fire Marshalls office is investigating a fire that gutted a Florida Panhandle clinic that has been the target of abortion protests. Pensacola Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Peake told the Pensacola News Journal the two-story building housing the American Family Planning clinic was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after 1 a.m. Sunday. No one was injured. Peake said the investigation was turned over to the state. X Factor winner returns for pizzaSUNRISE The end of 2011 was good to Melanie Amaro she won The X Factor and she got a pizza named after her in her Florida hometown. The 19-year-old singer who won Foxs talent competition last month stopped at a Sunrise restaurant Saturday to try a pizza named for her. Scuottos Pizza & Pasta owner Joey Scuotto added the Melanie Amaro Pizza to his menu. The dish has Amaros favorite toppings: pepperoni, bacon and mushroom. Amaro told the Sun Sentinel she thinks its an honor to have a pizza named for her. She said she loves pizza, and she helped herself to two slices of her namesake pie. Amaro won a $5 million recording contract on the Dec. 22 finale of The X Factor.Sunshine Skyway to appear on stamp ST. PETERSBURG A Tampa Bay-area landmark will be featured on a U.S. postage stamp. The Tampa Bay Times reported the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday the Sunshine Skyway will appear on a priority mail stamp. The bridge stretches more than four miles across Tampa Bay, linking Pinellas and Manatee counties. It was completed in 1987. The Postal Service said the stamp will feature the bridge silhouetted against an orange sky above the blue water of the bay. The stamps date of issue has not been set. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S TATE/L OCAL HI LO PR NA NA 0.00 HI LO PR 76 46 0.00 HI LO PR 76 44 0.00 HI LO PR 76 45 0.00 HI LO PR NA NA 0.00 HI LO PR 74 48 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Cooler and windy THREE DAY OUTLOOK Cold and windy Morning hard freeze; mostly sunny.High: 61 Low: 31 High: 50 Low: 20 High: 57 Low: 34 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 77/41 Record 83/21 Normal 71/49 Mean temp. 59 Departure from mean -1 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.00 in. Total for the year 0.00 in. Normal for the year 0.09 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 4 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.18 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 56 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 52% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were moderate and trees were light. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Sunday was good with pollutants mainly particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................5:45 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:24 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY .........................12:49 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................1:29 A.M. JAN. 9JAN. 16JAN. 23JAN. 30 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus County/Inverness/Crystal River: Lawn watering is limited to twice per week. Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Report violations: Citrus County (352) 527-5543; Crystal River and Inverness: (352) 7264488. Landscape Watering Schedule and Times: Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time. For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestrys Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdi Todays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 64 33 s Ft. Lauderdale 77 45 pc Fort Myers 71 35 pc Gainesville 60 28 s Homestead 78 42 pc Jacksonville 59 33 s Key West 76 56 pc Lakeland 64 33 s Melbourne 69 37 s City H L Fcast Miami 76 46 pc Ocala 62 29 s Orlando 64 38 s Pensacola 57 29 s Sarasota 65 45 s Tallahassee 57 26 s Tampa 64 34 s Vero Beach 70 41 pc W. Palm Bch. 74 48 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNorth winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Mostly sunny and dry today. Gulf water temperature67 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.80 27.79 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.67 34.63 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.79 36.77 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.53 38.51 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOK Taken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 51 28 pc 39 13 Albuquerque 52 27 s 50 25 Asheville 67 28 s 35 19 Atlanta 65 42 s 46 23 Atlantic City 54 35 pc 42 24 Austin 63 45 s 58 30 Baltimore 57 31 .03 pc 45 28 Billings 32 20 pc 51 33 Birmingham 67 52 w 45 23 Boise 46 29 pc 45 27 Boston 52 39 s 46 22 Buffalo 49 36 .09 sn 31 11 Burlington, VT 45 30 .02 rs 39 9 Charleston, SC 71 36 s 54 28 Charleston, WV 61 28 sn 31 23 Charlotte 66 36 s 47 23 Chicago 44 31 .04 pc 24 17 Cincinnati 57 30 sn 29 17 Cleveland 50 33 .04 sn 29 18 Columbia, SC 73 32 s 54 26 Columbus, OH 55 35 .02 sn 28 18 Concord, N.H. 48 26 pc 41 16 Dallas 60 41 s 55 32 Denver 36 18 s 52 32 Des Moines 38 30 s 27 12 Detroit 47 32 .01 sn 28 14 El Paso 58 39 s 58 32 Evansville, IN 55 42 w 32 17 Harrisburg 54 34 .02 pc 38 22 Hartford 53 28 pc 43 22 Houston 72 56 s 60 35 Indianapolis 51 35 .01 sf 26 13 Jackson 68 53 s 50 25 Las Vegas 65 39 s 65 42 Little Rock 60 49 s 48 25 Los Angeles 81 46 s 74 52 Louisville 59 42 w 31 17 Memphis 65 48 w 40 24 Milwaukee 38 30 .11 pc 22 13 Minneapolis 34 19 s 18 8 Mobile 74 57 w 57 27 Montgomery 73 46 w 48 21 Nashville 61 47 w 39 20 New Orleans 75 60 .02 s 57 37 New York City 52 41 .01 pc 44 25 Norfolk 67 38 s 46 26 Oklahoma City 50 34 s 45 29 Omaha 41 31 s 34 19 Palm Springs 81 47 s 76 50 Philadelphia 54 35 .01 pc 42 26 Phoenix 81 46 s 78 47 Pittsburgh 56 35 .05 sn 30 17 Portland, ME 46 25 s 43 20 Portland, Ore 51 34 sh 48 41 Providence, R.I. 54 30 pc 43 21 Raleigh 68 35 s 46 24 Rapid City 33 19 pc 47 34 Reno 53 22 pc 59 25 Rochester, NY 51 37 .05 sn 32 9 Sacramento 61 32 pc 63 40 St. Louis 56 39 w 33 18 St. Ste. Marie 36 30 .43 sn 14 -5 Salt Lake City 43 21 s 45 32 San Antonio 64 50 s 60 31 San Diego 67 47 s 73 56 San Francisco 57 43 pc 56 46 Savannah 72 41 s 55 26 Seattle 55 37 trace sh 51 45 Spokane 34 28 pc 39 30 Syracuse 52 37 sn 33 11 Topeka 48 34 s 40 20 Washington 60 38 pc 43 26YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 89 Temecula, Calif. LOW -4 Big Piney, Wyo. MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 87/71/pc Amsterdam 47/40/sh Athens 53/36/s Beijing 35/15/pc Berlin 50/40/sh Bermuda 70/64/ts Cairo 63/47/pc Calgary 52/34/s Havana 78/59/pc Hong Kong 66/57/pc Jerusalem 55/42/sh Lisbon 59/42/pc London 45/41/sh Madrid 51/30/pc Mexico City 65/42/sh Montreal 31/3/sn Moscow 28/23/pc Paris 48/38/sh Rio 84/72/ts Rome 57/42/c Sydney 83/65/pc Tokyo 47/37/pc Toronto 29/6/sn Warsaw 46/39/sh WORLD CITIES Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Monday TuesdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 12:20 p/7:54 a 11:54 p/7:13 p 1:47 p/9:07 a /8:19 p Crystal River** 10:41 a/5:16 a 10:15 p/4:35 p 12:08 p/6:29 a 11:12 p/5:41 p Withlacoochee* 8:28 a/3:04 a 8:02 p/2:23 p 9:55 a/4:17 a 8:59 p/3:29 p Homosassa*** 11:30 a/6:53 a 11:04 p/6:12 p 12:57 p/8:06 a /7:18 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 1/2 MONDAY 6:04 12:15 6:26 1/3 TUESDAY 12:34 6:45 12:56 7:08 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 76 44 0.00 Today's active pollen: Juniper, maple, oak Todays count: 9.1/12 Tuesdays count: 8.3 Wednesdays count: 5.8 State BRIEFS QUESTION: What does the future hold for Iraq? 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Beverly Hills Community Churchs Food Pantry, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills,distributes foodfrom 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. the last Tuesday monthly.To qualify for assistance, participants must be aBeverly Hills resident. When registering, participants must show proof of residency, have photo ID, Social Security number and birth date for each household member. Call the church office at 352-746-3620 no later than one week before the distribution to make a reservation for food. Suncoast Baptist Church 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs, has its food pantry open from 8 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday monthly for prebagged food. Free bread is available from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. This is for Homosassa people in need only. Floral City United Methodist Church hosts a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Hilton Hall, 8478 E. Marvin St., across from the elementary school. All are welcome. For more information, call 352-344-1771. Daystar Life Centers Food Pantry is open to Citrus County residents from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 6751 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River (across from the Publix shopping center).Applicants will be given an interview for food after a photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members are provided. Call 352-795-8668. The Hernando Seventhday Adventist Church at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families through its food pantry, open from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Please have proper photo identification available at the first request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. Helping Hands Apostolic Life Outreach willconduct a food distribution from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Inglis Community Center, 137 County Road 40 W., Inglis.This is a Levy County distribution and proof ofresidence is required (i.e. drivers license, electric bill, voting card,etc.). There willbe signs on U.S. 19 leading to the event.For more information orto reserve a bag of food, call Keith at 352-949-1775. Nature Coast Ministries food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is at 999 State Road 44 in Crystal River (next to RaceTrac in the old Skidmore building). Call 352-563-1860. SOS Ministry food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), opposite the entrance to Citrus Hills. Call 352-527-0052 or 352746-7161. If new to the program, bring drivers license and Social Security cards for all family members for initial registration. Food is distributed according to family size. St. Annes Anglican Church food pantry opens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Citrus United Basket (CUB)food pantry isopen to all underserved Citrus County residents from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at103Mill Ave, Inverness(east of the new courthouse). Participants must provide proof of income, photo ID and Social Security numbers for each family member. Contact CUB at352-344-2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. First Baptist Church of Crystal River has its food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. For information, call 352795-3367. Our Lady of Fatimas Food Pantry, at 604 U.S. 41 S., is open from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Proper photo ID, proof of residence and interview are required for assistance to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707. First United Methodist Church of Inverness Gods Kitchen serves from 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the fellowship hall, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road. A bus is available for transportation to the church on Mondays. Call 352-726-2522. The New Church Without Walls gives free food boxes away at 5 p.m. Mondays at the neighborhood park in Hernando off Railroad Drive where feeding the homeless takes place. Call 352-344-2425. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church food pantry is open from 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Food is distributed on right side of parish office garage area. Parking is available in right parking field next to garage area. Pantry is open to those who truly qualify for this program. No vouchers or financial aid given. Call Anna at 352-527-2381 or the church at 352-746-2144. Please have proper photo I.D. available at the time of the request for food. For information, call 352212-5159. El-Shaddai food ministries brown bag of food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 W. 12th Ave., behind the former Lincoln Mercury dealership. Although food is distributed once a week, families are only eligible for food once a month. For information, call 352-6289087 or 352-302-9925. The USDA is an equal-opportunity provider. Citrus County Veterans Coalition operates a Veterans Food Bank for Citrus County veterans and their family members in need. The Veterans Food Bank has moved to its new location, opposite the Disabled American Veterans building at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness. This is the only location authorized to accept or distribute food staples for the CCVC Veterans Food Bank. Food distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The CCVC Veterans Food Bank will gratefully accept any food staples, which can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Richard at 352-400-8952 or Gary at 352527-4537 with any questions or emergency food requests. We Care Food Pantry gives out food to needy people. Initial registrations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for assistance, participants must be a Homosassa or Homosassa Springs resident with identification. For information and dates for food distributions, call 352-628-0445. The food pantry of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The pantry is open to meet the emergency needs of people in the community. Everyone is invited to participate once a week as needed. Bring a photo ID and the date of birth for each member of your household. The church is at 1501 S.E. U.S.19, north of Sweetbay. Call 352-795-2259. St. Margarets Episcopal Churchs Feed My Sheep outreach provides a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are an equal opportunity provider. The pantry is no longer open on Wednesday evenings or Fridays. For information, call 352-726-3153. Food pantry of Floral City First Baptist Church Emergency Feeding Program is open from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly. Dunnellon Presbyterian and Holy Faith Episcopal food pantry opens from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon. Calvary Chapel of Inverness Feed the Hungry free lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall, 960 S. U.S. 41. Bagged groceries are given from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Call 352-726-1480. Our Fathers Table serves free Saturday lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Annes Anglican Church, one mile west of the Plantation Inn on West Fort Island Trail. Call 352-795-2176. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs serves those in need with free boxes of food from its food pantry the third Saturday morning monthly. Call 352-465-6613 on the preceding Tuesday to sign up for the distribution. Inverness Church of God hosts a soup kitchen the first and third Sunday monthly following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Family Life Center. Inverness Church of God is at 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. Call 352-726-4524. Rita Beccari, 83 INVERNESS Rita P Beccari, 83, of Inverness, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Louis Cavallaro, 92INVERNESS Louis Cavallaro, 92, Inverness, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Private cremation arrangements. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness. Odis Dees Sr., 75INGLIS Odis Earl Dees Sr., 75, of Inglis, died Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011, at his home in Inglis. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory, Crystal River. Albert Morelli, 85CITRUS HILLS Albert B. Morelli, 85, of Citrus Hills, Inverness, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. A funeral service of remembrance will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills, with entombment following in Fero Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Tuesday. Fero Funeral Home. Mary Stack, 66HOMOSASSA Mary Stack, age 66, of Homosassa, FL, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Citrus Memorial hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born October 23, 1945, in Long Island City, NY, to Howard and Mary (Valone) Walsh Sr. She came here one year ago from West Palm Beach, FL. She was a homemaker and attended St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Crystal River. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stack; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Walsh; a brother, Frank Walsh; and twin brother James Walsh. Survivors include her two brothers, Harold J. Walsh Jr. and Thomas Walsh Sr., both of Homosassa, FL; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River, FL, with Father Ryszard Stradomski officiating. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home Crystal River, FL. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Bernard Slim Strother Sr., 81INVERNESS Bernard Jackson Slim Strother Sr., 81, Inverness, died Dec. 30, 2011, in Citrus Memorial hospital. Mr. Strother was born in Sardis, West Virginia, and came to this area in 1980 from Ohio. He was a retired Quality Control Supervisor for the Ford Motor Company in Sharonville, OH, and a charter member of the Inverness Eagles Aerie. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lucille Strother; a son, Bernard Strother Jr. of Granger, IN; his daughter, Rebecca Hofer, Kershaw, SC; a stepson, David Duquette of Nashville, TN; a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Perrine of Naples, FL; 7 grandchildren; and 7 greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Kathryn Elizabeth Anson and Jenny Sue Strother; a brother, Ralph Strother; and first wife, Yuelta Barr Strother. Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the Inverness Eagles officers and chaplain Allen Richards officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Following services, friends and family are invited to the Inverness Eagles Lodge for dinner and refreshments. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Francis Weir, 77CRYSTAL RIVERFrancis T. Weir, age 77, of Crystal River, FL, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011, at Life Care of Citrus County in Lecanto, FL. He was born November 25, 1934, in Brooklyn, NY, to William and Esther (Turner) Weir. He came here from Brooklyn where he retired as a building superintendent. His hobbies included a 1931 Model A, a model train collection and computers. He was a Roman Catholic and a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Crystal River. He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Mary, in 1984; and a sister, Rose Harris, in 1993. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Lee Weir of Crystal River; and 3 daughters, JoAnne Weir, of South Bridge, MA, Maryann Goettisheim (Michael) and Roseanna Weir, all of Brooklyn, NY; 3 grandchildren, Martin and Christina Crosby and Anna OToole; and 5 great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Lyllian Carpenter, Robin, Christian and Anthony Ferderia. A visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from 2-4 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. with Father Ryszard Stradomski of St. Benedict Catholic Church officiating. Private cremation will follow under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory, Crystal River, FL. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.A6 M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000A61V Friday, January 13 Jay Newcomer, OD Please RSVP 352.746.0800 Beverly Hills Eye Clinic 3636 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 INSIDE Crystal River Mall 7 95-148 4 Inside Walmart Hwy. 200, Ocala 291-1467 000A7ZJ FREE HEARING TEST Coupon Expires 1/31/12 (Limit 2 per visit) Battery Sale .89 Hearing Aid Repairs MUST PRESENT COUPON ANY MAKE OR MODEL $ 69 95 ONE WEEK ONLY For Information and costs, call 726-8323 Burial Shipping Cremation Funeral Home With Crematory 0009YE4 Member of International Order of the SO YOU KNOW The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Email obits@ chronicleonline.com or phone 352-563-5660 for details and pricing options. Paid obituaries are printed as submitted by funeral homes. Small photos of the deceaseds face can be included for an additional charge. 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The Chronicle reserves the right to edit notices. It is the responsibility of the organizations listed here to provide information and updates about their programs. Contact the groups directly for details. For additional information about health and human resources available in Citrus County, call 211. LifeSouth bloodmobile schedule for January. To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is also required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekday, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org for details. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-toLake Highway, Inverness. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Citrus County School Board, 1007 W. Main St., Inverness. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Lowes, 2301 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, Homosassa Elementary School, 10935 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa Springs. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, First Christian Church, 2018 A Colonad St., Inverness. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, 6201 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, Cypress Creek Academy, 2855 W. Woodland Ridge Drive, Lecanto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, Rock Crusher Canyon, 237 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, Winn-Dixie, 3565 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Love Motorsports, 2021 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Eagles Aerie 4272, 5340 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, Arbor Trail Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 611 Turner Camp Road, Inverness. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 17, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-toLake Highway, Inverness. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, Subway, 2639 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Citrus Kia, 1850 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, VFW Post 7122, 8191 S. Florida Ave., Floral City. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, Citrus County Tax Collectors Office, 210 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 23, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-toLake Highway, Inverness. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Bealls, 2851 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, First Baptist Church of Crystal River, 700 Citrus Ave., Crystal River. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Crystal River Village Home Owners Association, 1601 S.E. Eighth Ave. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Highland Terrace, 700 Medical Court E., Inverness.
Crosswords game in Iowa have all been successful, Hargrove said. The more choices you gave players the higher the sales were, Hargrove said. A family of games at multiple price points created the most excitement. Once those kinds of games were introduced, we saw a dramatic increase in sales. For example, in Iowa, scratch ticket sales increased from $125 million in 2007 to $165.3 million in 2011, state lottery officials said. Lottery officials believe increasing the price of the game will make it more attractive to players, said Terry Rich, spokesman for the West Des Moines-based Multistate Lottery Association, which runs Powerball. People like variety, Rich said. Were repackaging and freshening up the product and enriching the product. Powerball is the big fish of the various lottery games states offer, and typically has some of the biggest payouts. There are nine ways to win the game, from a $3 prize for matching the Power Ball number to various payouts for different combinations of winning numbers. Odds of winning are improving because of changes the game is making in the numbers players can choose. The number of Power Ball numbers to choose from will decrease from 39 to 35. That will raise the odds of winning from 1 in 192 million to 1 in 175 million. Picking the right numbers will have a bigger payoff: The starting jackpot is rising from $20 to $40 million. The amount won for matching all five numbers but not the Power Ball will increase from $200,000 to $1 million. The move is a strategy to differentiate the game from Mega Millions, the other big money, multi-state lottery game that is sold for $1 a ticket. Both games are sold in 42 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington D.C. Each game has drawings twice a week. It could pay off, because consumers often get more excited about larger jackpots and play more. Clyde Barrow, a gambling expert at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, said larger jackpots should attract more players, even at the higher price. As prizes escalate more people tend to enter the game, he said. The big draw will be the size of the jackpot. The idea is that at $12 million people dont get too excited but when it crosses $140 million, more people will play and by increasing the price level of tickets you will reach that prize level much faster. Rich said sales may dip at first but likely would climb as jackpots soar. Half of ticket sales are returned to the states where Powerball is played to help fund government programs. We wouldnt be doing it if we didnt think more money would be coming back to the states and help them with revenues during these tough economic times, Rich said. Hargrove, the Tennessee lottery executive, said many players already pay an extra dollar to play an option called the Power Play, which can multiply winnings for prizes below the jackpot level. In Oklahoma, 40 percent of players already are paying $2 for a Powerball ticket with the Power Play option. In Tennessee, nearly 30 percent pay to play the Power Play option. The option will continue to be offered for an extra dollar with the new changes, Hargrove said. Still, the game may have work to do to win over players hesitant to fork over an extra dollar. Many say theyll simply play half as much, or switch to the less expensive Mega Millions. Irwin Weitz, who owns an Atlanta home improvement business, said he buys five to 10 tickets each time the Powerball jackpot reaches $100 million. The 57-yearold said hes not swayed by promises of higher, fastergrowing jackpots and will buy half as many Powerball tickets. I dont see the argument, Weitz said. The reality is when the odds are so high, youre just gambling on a dream of becoming rich quick. was on his property, Nigels said. It was a storage trailer. Instead of scrapping it, we wound up with it. Its been sitting in the front yard for better than five years. It sat over on his property for better than 10 years. Nigels decided he needed to do something with the trailer clean it out, make a shop out of it or sell it to a collector. When he found the old port study, he recognized it as a current event. The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has been working on a Port Citrus project at the former Cross Florida Barge Canal since Feb. 22 and is in the process of commissioning a new port feasibility study. Nigels was prepared to share his opinion about Port Citrus. I dont know anybody in Citrus County that is even qualified to work in a port, Nigels said. Much less, that port probably wont be built for the next 20 years. Most of us who could work in it arent going to be able to work in it. Nigels had no idea a study had been commissioned 42 years ago. When I found this, it was like: Seriously? I never knew they even considered a port, Nigels said. He has read the report and found it interesting. Theyve broken it down: What can be shipped out, what can be brought in, Nigels said. The costs are there. This company did their homework. Economic thoroughness aside, however, the report does not name who commissioned the report or who sat on a 1969 port authority. Adding to the mystery, Nigels does not know how Freeman came to have a copy. An Air Force and Marine Corps veteran, Freeman retired from the Citrus County Road Maintenance Division with 13 years of service. He owned several businesses and was an executive officer in the Civil Air Patrol, a volunteer firefighter for Homosassa Fire Department, a disaster preparedness worker, a radiological monitor and instructor in radiological defense and aerial radiological monitoring. All those connections dont explain how the report was acquired. Then Mary Nigels said her father liked to buy boxes of miscellaneous materials at auctions. One way or another, a person could end up with an old feasibility study. According to the study, the port authority in 1969 designated 55 square miles adjacent to the barge canal as Port Citrus Area. At that time, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers was about five years into digging the Cross Florida Barge Canal, a project that was aborted in 1971. The report described the area as ideal for facilities and industry. Master plans show a number of terminals along the 10 miles of canal in the county, even to the east side of U.S. 19. Limits were recognized at that time: Commodities inbound or outbound would compete with Tampa and Jacksonville ports. This limits somewhat the distribution area to be served. A study was made of the Port Tampa commodities, having a considerable volume, which might move by barge and be diverted through Port Citrus. Anticipated traffic also was limited as the barge canal was incomplete. A shipping pattern must be established, the report said. The presence of a port would raise economic prospects by attracting industry to the county, according to the report. One suggested industry that has not been broached in present discussions should prove popular if promoted again: a brewery. Citrus County would be an ideal place for the manufacture of beer, the report said. The abundance of fine water, barge transportation of grains from the middle west, the ready made animal feed market for disposal of the malt in the form of pellets throughout the southeast and good land transportation arteries are considerations. Had this plan been followed, the county may not have built a brewery. But it would have built a port for an estimated $2.8-million price tag. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2916. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 A7 G O L D I G G E R S G U N S L I N G E R S & 2416 Hwy. 44 W., Inverness 352-341-GUNS (4867) 1821 S. 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O PINION Page A8 MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012 Springs spectacular I wanted to write to the Chronicle to express my excitement and gratitude to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission for the work its done thus far on the development of the Three Sisters Springs public area. Im a former Citrus High School student who visits Inverness to see her folks several times a year. Saturday, Dec. 10, my boyfriend and I visited Kings Bay for a manatee snorkeling tour, and afterwards visited the public opening of Three Sisters Springs. I had visited Three Sisters several times years ago, and I was delightfully surprised to see the boardwalk surrounding this beautiful and photographic location. Job well done to FFWCC and the City of Crystal River. We must have seen at least 30 manatees resting in their protected habitat it was an amazing sight to see! I very much look forward to the development of this public area in the coming years. Laurie Kusmaul Inverness Helping others The whole shebang! Citrus County residents really come through! As theactivity director of CRHR, I would like to commend the members of ourcommunity for coming through for our residents this Christmas. Wow! Shoes,socks, cosmetics, baby dolls, books, snacks, cookies, clothes, puzzles,scents, cards, caroling, candy, calendars, etc. (Our) deepest thanks goes to LesleyOdells Clothesline, Lyn Cokers Just a Cupcake, The West Citrus Elks, CRHeadstart, Kimberly and Jennifer Havner, CR Womens Club, CR Lions Club, CRRehab staff and most of all God! Thank you all. Anita Marshall, AD Crystal River Health & Rehab R OBERTC. KOEHLER Guest columnist T he Lakotah had no language for insulting other orders of existence: pest, waste, weed . But what about bugsplat? Thats the word for the cop at UC Davis, walking up and down the line of students sitting with their arms locked, zapping them in the eyes with pepper spray. Its the word for the Tunisian police and bureaucrats who humiliated Mohamed Bouazizi and destroyed his livelihood as a street vendor. Its the word for anyone whose power exceeds his humanity. And, according to a 2003 Washington Poststory, its the name of a Defense Department computer program for calculating collateral damage, as well as, apparently, casual terminology among Pentagon operation planners and the like to refer to the collateral damage itself ... you know, the dead civilians. CIA drone operators talk about bugsplat. The British organization Reprieve calls its effort to track the number of people killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen Project Bugsplat. Its a term Ive only recently come across, but I cant get it out of my head. The only way I know how to begin thinking about it is to quote that passage from Rupert Ross extraordinary book about Native American wisdom, Returning to the Teachings, and contemplate the idea of a people who have no language for insulting other orders of existence. Such a thought, it seems to me, is worth sitting with for a while, especially as we read or listen to the news and behold the daily unfolding of our casual disrespect for every order of existence, including our own. Ross goes on to talk about the core teaching that all aspects of Creation were essential, none were superior and each must be respected if all are to survive. What if this is actually true? What if this is the depth at which we need to transform ourselves, not merely personally but at every level of our interaction with the world, including geopolitically? But even when theyre not targeting civilians, which is probably most of the time, they end up killing massive numbers of civilians, journalist Allan Nairn told Amy Goodman in a Democracy Now! interview last year. The Pentagon has a word for that, too, he went on. They call it bugsplat. In the opening days of the invasion of Iraq, they ran computer programs, and they called the program the Bugsplat program, estimating how many civilians they would kill with a given bombing raid. On the opening day, the printouts presented to General Tommy Franks indicated 22 of the projected bombing attacks on Iraq would produce what they defined as heavy bugsplat that is, more than 30 civilian deaths per raid. Franks said, Go ahead. Were doing all 22. And this is the foundation of our national security. I go back to the now-infamous video of the policeman at UC Davis, acting not so much in personal disdain toward the students he was pepper-spraying as in a context of institutional disdain for them. The police defined their role as restoring order, but what they were doing was reestablishing turf. To that end, they were simply doing their jobs: removing impediments. The extended video of the incident, showing the chaotic aftermath of the spraying, with the crowd screaming Shame on you! as the injured students clutch their faces and roll on the ground in pain, as some are cuffed while they lie face-down in the grass, is almost as harrowing to watch as battle footage. At one point someone shouts in outrage, These are children! While the balance of power seems remarkably uneven in this incident, in reality thats not the case. As the demonstrators focus their anger and cries of shame, the perplexed police are the ones who stumble backward, at least momentarily. This doesnt happen where we wage our wars. This, for instance, is from a New York Timesarticle on Thanksgiving Day, about a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan that killed seven civilians (including six children): Abdul Samad, an uncle of four of the children who were killed, disputed the governments version of the attack. He said his relatives were working in fields near their village when they were attacked without warning by an aircraft. His brother-in-law, Mohammad Rahim, 50, had his two sons and three daughters with him. They were between 4 and 12 years old and all were killed, except an 8-year-old daughter who was badly wounded, Mr. Samad said. Project Bugsplat is the name of every war, at least from the planners point of view. A winnable war is waged from above, invisibly, with godlike impunity. Such wars, especially in todays political order, cannot be effectively opposed with acts of equally brutal counterforce; they can only be prolonged. Bugsplat is a term of ultimate disrespect and indifference, and it begins with a state of mind. The global Occupy movement, with its humane and nonviolent core certainty, is tipping the balance. Finally it comes down to this: Occupy consciousness. Robert Koehler, an awardwinning, Chicago-based journalist, is a nationally syndicated writer. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit commonwonders.com. In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 4th B.C. Project bugsplat surfaces CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARD Gerry Mulligan .......................................... publisherCharlie Brennan ............................................ editor Mike Arnold .......................................... HR directorSandra Frederick ............................ managing editor Curt Ebitz ........................................ citizen member Mac Harris ...................................... citizen member Rebecca Martin ................................ guest member BEST INTEREST Water activists turn tide on degradation T hanks to an assemblage of groups, water quality is not an afterthought in Citrus County. At one time, a division among business, growth and environmental interests existed. But, due to concerned activists and others heeding their call, a shift has taken place in recent history. Groups like TOO FAR, the Homosassa River Alliance, Citrus 20/20, Withlacoochee Area Residents and Kings Bay Muckrakers, to name a few, are the grassroots organizations helping keep water quality at the forefront of public awareness. Their efforts have challenged and spurred government officials into action. More than a decade ago local sources first sprang to life as an initiative championed by former Citrus County legislator Nancy Argenziano, whose concern for the preventing water transfers led to state legislation. In the years to follow, the various groups that embraced water quality initiatives also sprang to life. While their causes have varied and the subject of water has at times been peripheral to other concerns be it mining or high-density development the desire to protect water or reverse degradation has been ever present. Today, protecting water remains a paramount concern for many, yet threats continue. In the past 30 years, the Southwest Florida Water Management District has bought public land to protect watersheds, partnered with other state agencies to remove sediment from various bodies of water, set up water quality monitoring programs and partnered with other entities to assist with reclaimed water projects. From the latter decades of the 20th century through the dawn of the 21st century, county commissioners including Hank Cohen and Gary Bartell, among others, have done their part to change the political landscape to be more waterfriendly. Bartell, with support from fellow board members, championed the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa sewer projects. But it is the grassroots organizations that are the conscience of the county. They prove every day a number of people are interested in, and concerned about, water quality and the environment which leads to a higher quality of life for all of us. We are fortunate to have such an active community and one that understands that good water quality contributes to an outstanding quality of life for residents. THE ISSUE: Groups work to promote water quality in county.OUR OPINION: Were fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to email@example.com LETTERS to the Editor Take time to volunteerChristmastime is the time for many people to feel lonely and sad because they have no one to love or feel close to. If youre one of these people who gets depressed during the holidays, I suggest you take some time to volunteer at a place such as a nursing home, where people would love to have a visitor, or volunteer at a church where theyre feeding the homeless people. Believe me, that would make you realize just how well off you are and how much you have to be thankful for. Try it and youll forget all about feeling depressed.Hydrant colors explained This is in reference to the person who wrote the Hue clue about hydrant hues. Hes incorrect. The reason that there are so many different colors of hydrants is not how much water pressure is coming out of the hydrant, but actually gallons per minute of water. He needs to go back and look at his Basic Firefighting Essentials book. Stop bashing Bush Why do the diehard Democrats find it so enticing to bash Bushs presidency? When Bush was president, they never bashed Clinton. It was in bad taste. What you dont hear is any discussion of President Obamas policy. Hes been president for three years; two years, the White House, Senate and the House were all controlled by Democrats. Lets talk about their accomplishments. How about the $4 trillion in debt he added to the country? How about Obamacare? Lets talk about our president that we have right now. Dont want to do it, do you? Speeders aplenty This is in response to the Sound Off about Citrus Countys finest hiding in the woods on Kings Bay Drive to catch speeders. The finest should come out to West Century Boulevard in Citrus Springs. They would not have to hide in the woods. The speeders here are inthe-face type. Kindness of strangers I would like to thank the kind person who returned our purchases to Wal-Mart. They were left in our cart in the parking lot. Senior moment, I guess. Thanks again and God bless you. Compare apples to applesOne reader pontificates we want apples, lettuce, pork, beef, poultry, oranges, our dishes washed, our construction work, our fast foods, doctors, nurses and our lawns cared for. However, before that he stated that those people should be willing to work at nonmeaningful jobs and paid starvation wages. You dont think that they want apples, pork, beef, poultry, construction, etc.? How smug can you be? THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Other VOICES ON VACATION Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts will resume his column Jan. 4.
Hooray for Heritage Days Once again, thanks to the many sponsors, donors and volunteers, Floral City has enjoyed another successful Heritage Days in 2011. The Floral City Heritage Council and its Heritage Days Committee wishes to express our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all the effort and hard work on our behalf. Special thanks go to the Citrus County Chroniclefor the many years of support they have provided to this event through promotion in the Chronicle pages and the printing of a special section for Heritage Days. This is a huge contribution toward the events success. We also wish to offer special thanks and appreciation to Floral Citys Ferris Farms Inc. for the free hay wagon ride/transportation during the Saturday event as well as other contributions during the two-day event. Their efforts bring many smiles to the faces of our visitors. The Floral City Lions Club has traditionally been one of our top sponsors through the years and was there with us again this year and we greatly value this relationship. Other sponsors and donors without whom we could not operate this event are: Covington Design Works; Dr. John D. Gelin; FDS Disposal Company; Tom Williford, architect; the Retired Army Medical Specialists Association; Floral City Massage & Wellness; Floral City Citgo; Floral City Foods; David Rom State Farm Insurance; TOO FAR; G. Wyman & Sons Inc.; Ace Hardware of Inverness/ Hernando; Angelos Carts; Edward Jones of Inverness; Progress Energy; Brannen Banks; and Pot O Gold Kettle Korn. A special recognition goes to the Eckerd Camp E-Nini-Hassee for the creation of the 1,000 luminaries that lined the Avenue Oaks on Friday Night. We would also like to recognize the Floral City Garden Club; The Crystal River Heritage Council; Marla Chancey of the Citrus County Visitors & Convention Bureau; Herbert Suber; American Legion Post No. 225; Floral City Church of Christ; Floral City United Methodist Church; First Baptist Church of Floral City; Mt. Carmel Methodist Church of Floral City; and The Citrus Model A Club for their help and participation. To all the other participants who provided demonstrations, exhibits, food or music, your contribution is invaluable and greatly appreciated. No event like Heritage Days can be successful without the support of the visitors who turn out for the two-day celebration of our history. So, to all of you who came out to share the good times with us we offer you our most heartfelt thanks and gratitude, and good wishes for the coming year. Lastly, an event like this happens because a community and its people care about giving others a taste of local history in a funfilled, inexpensive way. We estimate it takes approximately 100 volunteers to put on an event like Heritage Days. So many of you in the Heritage Council worked so hard to make this event happen. You were industrious, creative, enthusiastic, patient and a joy to work with. In addition to our council members, we also have the help and support of the Crystal River Womens Club, and many private citizens who step forward to help us. We salute all of you with our respect and deepest appreciation. We sincerely hope to see everyone again next year at Heritage Days. Phyllis Peters, chairwoman Heritage Days Event Frank Peters, chairman Floral City Heritage Council Parade of Trees thanks The Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club of Citrus County wishes to express our gratitude to everyone who helped make our annual Parade of Trees a rousing success. This event allows us to raise funds to donate to many local projects: The Isaiah Foundation (Autism), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Sheriffs Project Lifesaver Bracelet Program, Crest School, Returning Military Veterans and local assisted living facilities. In addition, following the event, decorated Christmas Trees were donated to all three Boys & Girls clubs, CASA, CMH Pediatric, Crest School, Emeritis Hospice, Family Resource Center, Health Center at Brentwood, Homosassa Elementary, Hospice Citrus, HPH Hospice and Mission in Citrus. We wish to thank all of the individuals who participated by donating their time and talent to decorate the 30 magnificent Christmas trees that were displayed at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, to all the businesses and individuals who purchased the decorated trees and/or dinner tickets, and to those who donated items for the Live and Chinese auctions. We salute the following individuals and businesses: Sponsor Citrus County Chronicle Catering Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. Auctioneer Sheriff Jeff Dawsy. Tree Judges Susan Gill, Claire Laxton and Ellen Zane. Tree Decorators Beltone Hearing Center; Fern Canfield; Brenda Chapin; Citrus Cardiology; Citrus Memorial Nursing Administration; Teresa Clarke, Comprehensive Home Care; Crystal River Health & Rehab Center; Joanie Diffenderfer and Judy Ireton; Bobbi Elbon; Gentiva Home Care; Girl Scout Troop No. 576; Grooming by Glenda; Health Center at Brentwood; Elaine Heller & D. Phillips & P Smith; Horizon Home Care; HPH Hospice Volunteer Department; Judi McEvoy; Jeanmarie Patterson; Margaret Roberts and Judy Sproule; Anita Soule; SRG Lawncare Services; SuGaBug Kids; Krissy Trujillo; Lynn Trujillo; and Jonna Wing and Barbara Whittemore. Tree Purchasers Joyce Berninger; Diana Kingree; Citrus Memorial Nursing Administration; Marc Fernandez, M.D.; John D. Gelin, M.D.; Health Center at Brentwood; David Heinz; Hooper Funeral Home; Sally Manoly; Jane Meek; Jeanmarie Patterson; Maryland Peterson; Judy Sproule; Strickland Funeral Home; Julie Sudduth, D.O.; Sumter Electric Cooperative; Constantine Toumbis, M.D.; Autumn Toumbis; Wilder Funeral Home; and Ellen Zane. Donors Citrus County Chronicle ; Jeff Dawsy/CCSO; Charles E. Davis Funeral Home; Ken and Gail Drange; Gator Printing & Design; Inverness Golf & Country Club; Linda LaMaire; Karen Mancha; Sally Manoly; Ron and Judi McEvoy; Pam Palmer; Jeanmarie Patterson; Pam Peck/Private Quarters; Diane Rozzi; Tally Ho Vactions; Mindy Thomson; Karen Tucker; Barbara Verbout/Park Lane Jewelry; Walmart of Inverness and Homosassa; Whalen Jewelers; Applebees of Crystal River; K. Anderson and L. Romo; Beadz by Joanne Wood; Beef OBradys of Crystal River; Boathouse Restaurant; Brashears Pharmacy, Lecanto; Cafe on the Avenue; Charlies Fish House Restaurant; Chocolates by Vanessa; Chilis; Codys Original Roadhouse Grill & Bar; Judy Cohen; Como RV; Country Home Store; Curves of Beverly Hills; Dans Clam Stand; Charlie Dean; Debs Touch of Paradise Massage; Deco Caf; Joanie Diffenderfer and Barbara Whittemore; Five Guys Burgers & Fries; Frankies Restaurant; Glory Nails; Grooming by Glenda; Hair by Vicki; Head to Toe Salon; Donna Homan and Kim Mayo; Kings Bay Self Storage; Cathy Knox; Susan Meagher; Melas Hair Studio; Mr. Bs Car Wash;p Mr. Kings; New Concepts Hair Salon; New England Pastry & Caf; Oysters Restaurant; Gail Palmer; Peking Garden; Maryland Peterson; Porcelain Painting; Poe House Books; Regal Nail Salon; Diane Rozzi; San Gabriel Home & Garden; Teresa Sapp; Judy Sproule; Pat Streicher; The Glass Garage; Touch of Glass; Vintage on 5th ; Leonard Weisman; Yoga by Mary Lyons; and Zumba Gold Dance Instructor, Fae Johnson. 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Associated Press Damon Brown sits with his wife, Bethany, as they hold their sons Theo, 3, left, and Julian, 5, at home Dec. 27 in Seattle. Brown found a kidney on Facebook after telling his story on a special page the Seattle dad created under the name, Damon Kidney. Associated Press Orthodox Jewish children, wearing a Star of David patch and uniform similar to those the Nazis forced Jews to wear, attend a rally in Jerusalems Mea Shearim neighborhood Saturday. Arrested Associated Press An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested by police early Sunday in New York. Protesters clashed with police as they marched through lower Manhattan. NASA marks 2012 with twin probesLOS ANGELES NASA kicked off the new year with a pair of probes circling the moon in the latest mission to understand how Earths closest neighbor formed. There was no champagne popping in the mission control room at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory when the Grail spacecraft arrived backto-back over the New Years weekend, but several scientists and engineers celebrated by blowing noisemakers. The action began on New Years Eve when Grail-A swung over the south pole, fired its engine and braked into orbit around the moon. Not to be outdone, its twin Grail-B executed the same maneuvers on New Years Day. Cold swim Associated Press Participants in the annual New Years Day Coney Island Polar Bear Club swim react to the cold water Sunday in New York. NKoreas Kim visits tank division PYONGYANG, North Korea North Koreas Kim Jong Un has spent part of New Years Day visiting a tank division in his first apparent field inspection of the countrys military since his fathers death. The official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday that Kim Jong Un praised soldiers for closely watching enemy troops and being vigilant. The country said in its New Years Day message it vowed to make an all-out drive for prosperity, bolster its military and defend Kim Jong Ils young son unto death. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A10 MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressWASHINGTON Baby boomers take note: Medicare as your parents have known it is headed for big changes no matter who wins the White House in 2012. You may not like it, but you might have to accept it. Dial down the partisan rhetoric and surprising similarities emerge from competing policy prescriptions by President Barack Obama and leading Republicans such as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Limit the overall growth of Medicare spending? Its in both approaches. Squeeze more money from upperincome retirees and some in the middle-class? Ditto. Raise the eligibility age? That too, if the deal is right. With more than 1.5 million baby boomers a year signing up for Medicare, the programs future is one of the most important economic issues for anyone now 50 or older. Health care costs are the most unpredictable part of retirement, and Medicare remains an exceptional deal for retirees, who can reap benefits worth far more than the payroll taxes they paid in during their careers. People would like to have what they used to have. What they dont seem to understand is that its already changed, said Gail Wilensky, a former Medicare administrator and adviser to Republicans. Medicare as we have known it is not part of our future. Two sets of numbers underscore that point. First, Medicares giant trust fund for inpatient care is projected to run out of money in 2024. At that point, the program will collect only enough payroll taxes to pay 90 percent of benefits. Second, researchers estimate 20 to 30 percent of the more than $500 billion that Medicare now spends annually is wasted on treatments and procedures of little or no benefit to patients. Taken together, that means policymakers cant let Medicare keep running on autopilot and theyll look for cuts before any payroll tax increases. Privatization is the biggest divide between Democrats and Republicans. Currently, about 75 percent of Medicare recipients are in the traditional government-run, fee-forservice program and 25 percent are in private insurance plans known as Medicare Advantage. Ryans original approach, part of a budget plan the House passed in the spring, would have put 100 percent of future retirees into private insurance. His latest plan, developed with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would keep traditional Medicare as an option, competing with private plans. 2012 Medicare all about baby boomers Debate continues over health care Barak Obama Rep. Paul Ryan Iran says its built nuclear fuel rod Associated PressTEHRAN, Iran Iranian scientists have produced the nations first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West has doubted Tehran capable of, the countrys nuclear agency said Sunday. The announcement marks another step in Tehrans efforts to achieve proficiency in the entire nuclear fuel cycle from exploring uranium ore to producing nuclear fuel despite U.N. sanctions and measures by the U.S. and others to get it to halt aspects of its atomic work that could provide a possible pathway to weapons production. Tehran has long said it is forced to seek a way to manufacture the fuel rods on its own, since the sanctions ban it from buying them on foreign markets. Nuclear fuel rods are tubes containing pellets of enriched uranium that provide fuel for nuclear reactors. Irans atomic energy agencys website said the first domestically made rod has already been inserted into the core of Tehrans research nuclear reactor. But it was unclear if the rod contained pellets or was inserted empty, as part of a test. Scientists and researchers at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran have succeeded in producing and testing the first sample of a nuclear fuel rod, said the announcement. The U.S. and some of its European allies accuse Iran of using its nuclear program as a cover to develop atomic weapons. Iran denies the charge, saying the program is for peaceful purposes only and is geared toward generating electricity and producing medical radioisotopes to treat cancer patients. Although the rods are easier to make, Iran is also seeking to produce the pellets with enriched uranium. But so far it is not known whether Iranian nuclear scientists have been able to overcome the technical hurdles to do so. Tehran focused on domestic production of nuclear fuel rods and pellets in 2010, after talks with the West on a nuclear fuel swap deal ended in failure as Iran backed down on shipping a major part of its stock of enriched uranium abroad in return for fuel. The announcement on the fuel rod came just a day after Tehran proposed a new round of talks on its nuclear program with six world powers. Marks another step to producing atomic weapons Associated PressJERUSALEM Images of ultra-Orthodox Jews dressing up as Nazi concentration camp inmates during a protest drew widespread condemnation Sunday and added a new twist to a simmering battle over growing extremism inside Israels insular ultraOrthodox community. Religious extremists are facing increasing criticism for their efforts to separate men and women in public spaces, and Saturdays protest, in which a child mimicked an iconic photo of a terrified Jewish boy in the Warsaw Ghetto, added to the outrage. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered Saturday night in Jerusalem to protest what they say is a nationwide campaign directed against their lifestyle. Protesters called Israeli policemen Nazis, wore yellow Star of David patches with the word Jude German for Jew dressed their children in striped black-andwhite uniforms associated with Nazi concentration camps and transported them in the back of a truck. Israels Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial denounced the use of Nazi imagery as disgraceful, and several other survivors groups and politicians condemned the acts. We must leave the Holocaust and its symbols outside the arguments in Israeli society, said Moshe Zanbar, chairman of the main umbrella group for Holocaust survivors in Israel. This harms the memory of the Holocaust. Six million Jews were killed by German Nazis and Holocaust survivors blast Nazi garb at protest New twist added to extreme debate among Israelis Associated PressSEATTLE Heres another reason for holdouts to join the social media site Facebook: Its a great place to find a kidney. Between the kid photos and reminiscences about high school, more and more pleas for help from people with failing kidneys are popping up. Facebook and other social media sites are quickly becoming a go-to place to find a generous person with a kidney to spare, according to the people asking for help and some national organizations that facilitate matches. Damon Brown found a kidney on Facebook after telling his story on a special page the Seattle dad created under the name, Damon Kidney. His friends and family forwarded the link to everyone they knew and on Jan. 3 a woman his wife has known for years, but not someone they consider a close family friend, will be giving him a kidney. She said it wasnt really for me. It was for my kids, because they deserve to have a dad around, said Brown, 38. Browns story is not unique, said April Paschke, a spokeswoman for the United Network for Organ Sharing, a private nonprofit organization that manages the nations organ transplant system for the federal government. We see more and more people matched up by social media, she said. Its an extension of the way we communicate. Before we found the Internet, people found other ways: through a church bulletin, word of mouth or an advertisement even. This past year, a man in Michigan also found a kidney donor through Facebook, and a Florida woman found one through Craigslist. Damon Brown admits he was a little embarrassed to ask for help so publicly. Except for telling close friends and family, the Seattle father of two young boys had been keeping his illness pretty quiet. He was on the official transplant list and had started mobile dialysis through Northwest Kidney Centers but Brown was seeing his health deteriorate he was constantly tired and achy. He couldnt sit on the bed to tell bedtime stories to 5year-old Julian and 3-year-old Theo because he had to stay close to his dialysis machine. Im a strong guy, but I would have to say, its been rough this year, he said. Brown had put himself on the long wait list for a kidney from a deceased donor, knowing he would have to wait at least three years before he was called. Unlikely Facebook find For some in need, social media is route to new kidney their collaborators during World War II. About 200,000 aging survivors of the Holocaust live in Israel. Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up 10 percent of Israels population. In the past, they have generally confined their strict lifestyle to their own neighborhoods. But they have become increasingly aggressive in trying to impose their ways on others, as their population has grown and spread to new areas. Charges of US bias in Taiwan election TAIPEI, Taiwan Washington is lavishing attention on Taiwan, stepping up official visits and saying it will likely allow visa-free travel to the U.S. The moves are raising suspicions that America is trying to influence next months tight presidential election. The U.S. denies doing so, but political scientist Edward Chen says the timing of the visa announcement a few weeks before the Jan. 14 poll carried political connotations. Whether or not Washington intends to boost incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou, its recent moves reinforce perceptions that the U.S. sees its interests better served by him.
Football/ B2 & B3 Scoreboard/ B4 Basketball/ B4 Entertainment/ B5 Comics/ B6 Puzzles/ B7 Classifieds/ B8 Giants, Cowboys fight for the right to play on./ B4 Section B MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated Press New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spikes the ball Sunday after his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter in Foxborough, Mass. SPORTS BRIEFS Winter Classic pushed to 3 p.m. PHILADELPHIA The Winter Classic scheduled for Monday has been pushed back by the NHL to 3 p.m. The game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will be played at Citizens Bank Park. The NHL said Sunday the move was made because of a revised weather forecast that should offer optimal game conditions for players and fans. The game was scheduled for 1 p.m. Last years game at Pittsburgh was moved into prime time because of rain. Andruw Jones staying with YankeesNEW YORK Andruw Jones is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn another $1.45 million in performance bonuses. The deal, agreed to Friday, is subject to a physical. Jones signed with the Yankees last winter to provide a righthanded bat off the bench and hit .247 with 13 homers and 33 RBIs in 222 plate appearances. A fivetime All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove, he played 39 games in left, 19 in right and 16 at designated hitter, In addition to his base salary, Jones can earn $45,000 each for 100 and 125 plate appearances, $70,000 apiece for 150, 175, 200 and 225, $170,000 each for 250 and 275, $220,000 apiece for 300 and 325 and $300,000 for 350. Bonds has until March to file argumentsSAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds has until March 21 to file written arguments in his appeal to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in setting a briefing schedule, said federal prosecutors will have until April 20 to respond. After that, Bonds lawyers will have another 14 days to file a reply brief if they choose to do so. Bonds appeal will be randomly assigned to a three-judge panel that will hear oral arguments this year. A decision is not likely until 2013. The briefing schedule was contained in a brief order filed by the 9th Circuit on Dec. 22, the day Bonds filed his notice of appeal with the lower court. March 21 will be the first anniversary of the start of Bonds trial. The home run king was sentenced Dec. 16 by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston for his April conviction of a charge of giving an evasive answer to a federal grand jury in 2003 that was investigating steroids distribution. The jury failed to reach a unanimous agreement on three counts accusing Bonds of making false statements when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs and said he allowed only doctors to inject him. Those charges were dropped in August. Bonds, a seven-time NL MVP, was sentenced to 30 days of home confinement, two years of probation, 250 hours of community service in youth-related activities and a $4,000 fine. MSG, MSG+ gone from Time WarnerNEW YORK Subscribers of Time Warner Cable woke up New Years morning to find the sports channels MSG Network and MSG+ missing from their cable TV line-up. The New York cable company says fans may miss games featuring the New York Knicks, Rangers and Islanders; the Buffalo Sabres; and New Jersey Devils. Thats because it has failed to reach an agreement with the MSG networks owner, Madison Square Garden Co. It is the latest spat between a cable company and a channel provider that underscores the friction on both sides over the fees carriers pay for channels. According to Time Warner Cable, MSG wanted a 53 percent increase in the rates it charges the cable network for its games. Time Warner said this demand came after the two companies had already agreed to a 6.5 percent rate increase last year.From wire reports M ICHAEL M AKSYMICZ CorrespondentGirls weightlifting came into being in 1995 before it was ever a sanctioned sport. Title IX was legislated in 1972 and finalized in 1975, but the Pirates did not have a pressing audience to participate. Coach Earl Bramlett, one of the co-founders of this sport in Citrus County, started working with core groups to generate genuine interest. There have been successes among some of the Lady Pirates, said Crystal River head coach Randy Owens. Rebecca Branch a few years ago qualified for the state meet. Last year Elisa Alysa Porro qualified in the state meet in the 169-pound weight class. She finished midpack, which was a very good achievement. In the past, we managed to qualify one girl for state competition. My goal is to get 2-3 girls to state, Owens added. In various weight classes, Martina Tafoya, Laynee Nadal and Emily Laga are potential candidates who could qualify for state, but it is uncertain that any will make the grade, but possibilities exist. The motivation for any Lady Pirate to get into weightlifting is it can help in other sports. The stronger you are, the better you are able to compete in other sporting activities, Owens said. Right now, I have a nucleus of 15 girls covering all weight classes who work very hard to make this a success for themselves. The girl participants for Crystal River weightlifting are lower in number than the other two Citrus County public schools. The fact that total enrollment of Crystal River is about 30 to 40 percent less than the other two schools impacts the number of girls who could participate in this sport for the Lady Pirates. Weightlifting: Lady Pirates small squad strives for success Associated Press Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber walks off the field Sunday after Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones scored a touchdown in the first half in Atlanta. For Bucs, disappointing end to a disappointing year Associated PressATLANTA The Atlanta Falcons grabbed the lead and the No. 5 seed in the playoffs and wouldnt let go. Julio Jones caught two touchdown passes in a span of 26 seconds, Michael Turner ran for two scores and the Falcons used a team-record 42 first-half points to cruise to a 45-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday to clinch the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Falcons (10-6) and Detroit (10-6) are the NFC wild cards. Atlanta, which beat Detroit on Oct. 23, won the tiebreaker with the Lions for the more favorable seeding. The Falcons will play at the winner of Sunday nights Dallas-New York Giants game in the first round of the playoffs. We wanted to play our final regular-season game with a lot of intensity and energy, and I think we did that in all three phases, Falcons coach Mike Smith said. Josh Freeman threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in the first half as the Buccaneers (4-12) closed their season with their 10th straight loss, leaving the status of coach Raheem Morris in doubt. The Falcons led 42-0 when they began resting starters, including quarterback Matt Ryan and Turner, late in the first half. Tampa Bay, which finished 10-6 last season and started 4-2, is left with its longest losing streak in one season in 34 years. The Buccaneers also lost 10 straight in 1977. They lost 11 straight between the 2008 and seasons. Tampa drubbed 45-24, finishes season 4-12 Associated Press New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez stands on the sideline Sunday during the final minutes in Miami. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 19-17. Jets sent home Associated PressMIAMI The New York Jets will sit out the playoffs, and thats guaranteed. The Jets failed to fulfill coach Rex Ryans pledge to win a Super Bowl title, with Sundays 19-17 loss at Miami eliminating them from the chase for an AFC wild-card berth. Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions, the last coming with the Jets threatening to take a late lead. They gave up six third-down conversions during the Dolphins 21play, 94-yard drive for their only touchdown. See JETS / Page B2 Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. T om Brady and the New England Patriots do an outstanding job rallying from behind. Theyve been getting plenty of practice. Now that the Patriots have clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs by scoring the final 49 points in a 4921 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, they know it will be much harder to recover from a poor start. Every team in the playoffs is good, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo said. To be honest, it would be tough to come back against them if were behind 21-0. Tough, but not impossible. Not with Brady leading the attack. He finished the regular season with the second most yards passing in NFL history, 5,235, after throwing for 338. Drew Brees, who last week broke Dan Marinos record of 5,084 with the Miami Dolphins in 1984, added 389 Sunday for the Saints and ended with 5,486. The Patriots (13-3) have won their last eight games. But for the third in a row, they fell behind early. They trailed Denver 13-7 in the first quarter but beat the Broncos 41-23. Then they edged the Dolphins 27-24 after trailing 17-0 at halftime. Finally, they took charge Sunday after the Bills (610) scored touchdowns on their first three possessions, drawing boos from the home fans. That changed to a steady stream of cheers as the Patriots dominated the next three quarters, scoring on seven of their next eight possessions. Id love to be able to see what it looks like when we put together 60 great minutes of football, Brady said. Today was 45, but it was better than 30 last week. And they won both games, a much more important achievement than surpassing 5,000 yards. I play this game for one reason and thats to win, Brady said. Its not something I ever (think), Man, I love throwing touchdowns, or I love throwing for yards. I love winning and that helps me sleep at night. For a while, it looked like hed be tossing and turning thanks, in large part, to a defense that set the NFL record for most yards Tight end sets yardage record in 49-21 win See PATS / Page B2
B2 M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE NFL FOOTBALL Broncos fall to Chiefs 7-3 Associated PressDENVER Tim Tebow fell short in his latest comeback bid, yet his Denver Broncos are still going to the playoffs. Former Bronco Kyle Orton got his revenge in leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 7-3 win over Denver on Sunday, but its the Broncos who clinched the AFC West and is headed to the postseason. After congratulating their former starting quarterback, the Broncos celebrated the end to their six-year playoff drought once San Diego beat Oakland 38-26 later Sunday. Losers of their last three games, the Broncos finished 8-8, same as the Raiders. They win their first division title since 2005 on a tiebreaker.Ravens 24, Bengals 16 CINCINNATI Ray Rice had a pair of long touchdown runs that gave the Ravens their third AFC North title and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Baltimore (12-4) will get a first-round bye followed by a playoff game at home, where the Ravens are 8-0 this season. Despite the loss, the Bengals (9-7) also got into the playoffs, securing the final wild card as the Jets and Broncos also lost. Its Cincinnatis third playoff appearance in the last 21 years. With Paul Brown Stadium packed with Bengals fans for the first time all season, Rice made the biggest plays on a blustery afternoon. He had a career-best 70yard touchdown run on the fourth play. Rice also broke a 51-yard touchdown run with 5:41 to go and finished with 191 yards on 24 carries. Chargers 38, Raiders 26OAKLAND, Calif. Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes and Richard Goodman returned a kickoff 105 yards for another score as Oaklands playoff hopes ended. The Raiders (8-8) went into the final day of the season needing to win and get help to end an eight-year playoff drought. They got the assistance they needed when Denver (8-8) lost 7-3 at home to Kansas City but were unable to do their part by beating the Chargers (8-8). The Broncos won the division based on record versus common opponents. Steelers 13, Browns 9CLEVELAND Isaac Redman replaced an injured Rashard Mendenhall and ran for a touchdown as Pittsburgh limped into the AFC playoffs. Redman scored on a 7-yard run in the third quarter for the Steelers (12-4), who finished tied with Baltimore for first in the AFC North but lost the tiebreaker because the Ravens beat them twice. The Steelers had to survive two fumbles by Redman in the second half and a pass into the end zone by the Browns (412) on the final play that was batted down. Mendenhall hurt his right knee in the first quarter on a short run and didnt return. His status for the postseason is unknown. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for 221 yards on a severely sprained ankle. Jaguars 19, Colts 13 JACKSONVILLE Indianapolis locked up the top pick in Aprils NFL draft, setting the stage to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Maurice Jones-Drew ran for a seasonhigh 169 yards, clinching the NFL rushing title and breaking Fred Taylors singleseason franchise record in the Jaguars victory. The Jaguars (5-11) became the first AFC South opponent to sweep Indianapolis (2-14) since 2002 and gave outgoing owner Wayne Weaver a victory in his final game. The Colts may have been the big winners, though. Indy would have dropped to the No. 2 spot in the draft with a victory in Jacksonville. Instead, owner Jim Irsay will have the choice to draft Luck and give the team a young quarterback to join fourtime MVP Peyton Manning.Titans 23, Texans 22HOUSTON Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdown passes and the Titans kept alive their playoff hopes. The Titans (9-7) have their first winning record since 2008 in Mike Munchaks first season, but their postseason fate depended on the outcome of later games in Cincinnati, Oakland and Denver. Tennessee got some early help when the Jets lost in Miami. Houston (10-6) will head into its first postseason on a three-game losing streak. The Texans were locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs and coach Gary Kubiak played mostly reserves in the second half. Rookie starter T.J. Yates left the game after one series with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Jake Delhomme. Kubiak said Yates could have returned if necessary. The Texans pulled within a point late in the game on a 5-yard TD pass by Delhomme, but failed on a 2-point conversion that would have won it. Saints 45, Panthers 17 NEW ORLEANS Drew Brees threw for 389 yards and five touchdowns, and New Orleans set a slew of NFL and club records. The NFL single-season records set by the Saints (13-3), who head into the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, included offensive yards with 7,474, team yards passing with 5,347 and first downs with 416. Brees, who was 28 of 35, finished with a record 468 completions this season, breaking Peyton Mannings 2010 mark of 450. He finished the season completing 71.6 percent of his passes, breaking his own 2009 NFL record 70.6 completion percentage. Tight end Jimmy Graham had 97 yards receiving, finishing with an NFL record 1,310 for a tight end. The Panthers finished 6-10. Packers 45, Lions 41 GREEN BAY, Wis. Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw a touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley with 1:10 left to finish off his record-setting day of 480 yards and six TD passes. With Aaron Rodgers resting for the playoffs, Flynn set club single-game records for yards passing and touchdowns. It was an ideal afternoon for the Packers (15-1) who got to rest their starting quarterback and several other bigname players without losing momentum. Flynn barely got the Packers past Matthew Stafford, who threw for 520 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Playoff-bound Detroit (10-6), has lost 21 straight road games to the Packers. Cardinals 23, Seahawks 20 (OT)GLENDALE, Ariz. Larry Fitzgeralds spectacular one-handed grab set help up a 28-yard field goal by Jay Feely to give Arizona its fourth overtime victory at home in the last nine weeks of the season. Arizona (8-8) finished the season 7-2 after a six-game losing streak left it 1-6. Seattle (7-9) had rallied to tie the game after trailing 20-10 early in the fourth quarter. Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 149 yards after one reception for 2 yards in the first half. John Skelton completed 22 of 40 for 271 yards and a touchdown with one interception for Arizona.Bears 17, Vikings 13MINNEAPOLIS Charles Tillmans interception return in the second quarter gave Chicago (8-8) the lead for good, and the Bears stopped their five-game losing streak despite 3 1/2 sacks by Jared Allen. Allen finished the season with 22 sacks, behind Michael Strahans NFL mark of 22 1/2 for the Giants in 2001. Joe Webb relieved Christian Ponder at quarterback for the Vikings (3-13) for the third time in the last month, but the scrambling Webb wasnt able to keep the Vikings from matching the worst record in franchise history.Eagles 34, Redskins 10 PHILADELPHIA Michael Vick threw three touchdown passes, including a 62yarder to DeSean Jackson, as the Eagles closed the season with four straight wins. The Eagles (8-8) are hoping to carry the momentum from their strong finish into next season. But they cant be satisfied after entering the year with Super Bowl aspirations. Its the first time since 2007 that Philadelphia didnt qualify for the postseason and just the fourth time in coach Andy Reids 13 seasons. The Eagles set a franchise record for total yards on offense with 6,386. The Redskins (5-11) finished in last place in the NFC East for a franchise-worst fourth straight year. It was Mike Shanahans worst full season in 18 years as a coach. 49ers 34, Rams 27 ST. LOUIS Michael Crabtree caught two touchdown passes, one from kicker David Akers on a perfectly executed trick play, and San Francisco wrapped up the No. 2 playoff seed in the NFC and a firstround bye. Crabtree and Vernon Davis had big days for a team short of pass catchers and Tarell Brown had a pair of interceptions that led to touchdowns as the 49ers (13-3) beat the Rams (2-14) for the second time the last five games. Downed, but playoff-bound 49ers 34, Rams 27 San Francisco7137734 St. Louis7031727 First Quarter StLClemens 18 run (Jo.Brown kick), 6:20. SFAle.Smith 8 run (Akers kick), :37. Second Quarter SFCrabtree 28 pass from Ale.Smith (Akers kick), 13:05. SFFG Akers 36, 7:14. SFFG Akers 42, 1:00. Third Quarter StLFG Jo.Brown 49, 5:04. SFCrabtree 14 pass from Akers (Akers kick), :55. Fourth Quarter StLFG Jo.Brown 48, 12:19. SFDixon 1 run (Akers kick), 6:30. StLLloyd 36 pass from Clemens (Jo.Brown kick), 4:49. StLWilliams 1 run (Jo.Brown kick), 4:36. A,990. SFStL First downs2118 Total Net Yards321311 Rushes-yards36-11025-111 Passing211200 Punt Returns4-372-7 Kickoff Returns3-755-130 Interceptions Ret.2-160-0 Comp-Att-Int22-32-014-34-2 Sacked-Yards Lost3-223-26 Punts5-56.86-50.7 Fumbles-Lost1-01-0 Penalties-Yards5-806-50 Time of Possession35:0824:52 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSan Francisco, Hunter 16-76, Dixon 8-21, Gore 7-9, Ale.Smith 5-4. St. Louis, S.Jackson 16-76, Clemens 2-18, Williams 7-17. PASSINGSan Francisco, Ale.Smith 21-31-0219, Akers 1-1-0-14. St. Louis, Clemens 14-311-226, Brandstater 0-2-0-0, Norwood 0-1-1-0. RECEIVINGSan Francisco, Crabtree 9-92, V.Davis 8-118, Hunter 2-11, Dixon 1-6, Swain 1-6, Miller 1-0. St. Louis, Lloyd 6-100, Kendricks 3-54, Alexander 3-36, B.Gibson 1-21, S.Jackson 1-15. MISSED FIELD GOALSSan Francisco, Akers 48 (WR). Bears 17, Vikings 13Chicago0140317 Minnesota1030013 First Quarter MinFG Longwell 26, 8:53. MinHarvin 5 run (Longwell kick), 3:42. Second Quarter ChiR.Williams 22 pass from McCown (Gould kick), 14:19. ChiTillman 22 interception return (Gould kick), 13:37. MinFG Longwell 26, :55. Fourth Quarter ChiFG Gould 27, 10:19. A,867. ChiMin First downs1016 Total Net Yards209301 Rushes-yards25-9227-79 Passing117222 Punt Returns2-40-0 Kickoff Returns3-392-58 Interceptions Ret.3-241-0 Comp-Att-Int15-25-121-42-3 Sacked-Yards Lost7-432-6 Punts7-47.96-46.0 Fumbles-Lost4-21-0 Penalties-Yards4-205-38 Time of Possession28:4631:14 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGChicago, Bell 17-54, McCown 430, Allen 4-8. Minnesota, Gerhart 15-67, Harvin 5-13, Webb 4-2, Kluwe 1-0, Booker 2-(minus 3). PASSINGChicago, McCown 15-25-1-160. Minnesota, Webb 17-32-2-200, Ponder 4-10-1-28. RECEIVINGChicago, Bell 5-28, R.Williams 460, Bennett 3-31, Sanzenbacher 2-27, Hester 1-14. Minnesota, Harvin 10-115, Aromashodu 3-53, Booker 3-33, Rudolph 3-15, Camarillo 19, Gerhart 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALSMinnesota, Longwell 48 (BK). Patriots 49, Bills 21 Buffalo2100021 New England014142149 First Quarter BufChoice 4 run (Coutu kick), 11:18. BufSt.Johnson 18 pass from Fitzpatrick (Coutu kick), 5:19. BufSpiller 15 pass from Fitzpatrick (Coutu kick), :48. Second Quarter NEGreen-Ellis 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 11:58. NEHernandez 39 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 5:42. Third Quarter NEFG Gostkowski 47, 12:19. NEFG Gostkowski 20, 5:13. NEGronkowski 17 pass from Brady (Woodhead run), 1:32. Fourth Quarter NEGreen-Ellis 3 run (Gostkowski kick), 11:16. NEGronkowski 7 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 3:02. NEMoore 21 interception return (Gostkowski kick), 2:55. A,756. BufNE First downs2628 Total Net Yards402480 Rushes-yards20-10629-138 Passing296342 Punt Returns1-50-0 Kickoff Returns2-424-77 Interceptions Ret.1-334-77 Comp-Att-Int29-46-424-36-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-114-18 Punts3-41.32-48.5 Fumbles-Lost1-02-0 Penalties-Yards5-454-77 Time of Possession30:2229:38 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGBuffalo, Spiller 13-60, Fitzpatrick 5-36, Wilson 1-6, Choice 1-4. New England, Ridley 15-81, Hernandez 2-26, Green-Ellis 7-22, Edelman 1-6, Woodhead 1-5, Hoyer 3-(minus 2). PASSINGBuffalo, Fitzpatrick 29-46-4-307. New England, Brady 23-35-1-338, Hoyer 1-1-0-22. RECEIVINGBuffalo, Hagan 7-89, Martin 4-42, St.Johnson 4-40, Spiller 4-40, Chandler 3-29, Roosevelt 3-29, Nelson 2-23, Choice 1-9, Brock 1-6. New England, Gronkowski 8-108, Hernandez 7-138, Welker 6-51, Woodhead 2-10, Green-Ellis 1-53. MISSED FIELD GOALSBuffalo, Coutu 45 (WL).Falcons 45, Buccaneers 24 Tampa Bay0711624 Atlanta21210345 First Quarter AtlRodgers 1 run (Bryant kick), 8:12. AtlJones 17 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 3:30. AtlJones 48 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 3:04. Second Quarter AtlTurner 1 run (Bryant kick), 11:40. AtlLofton 26 interception return (Bryant kick), 10:43. AtlTurner 81 run (Bryant kick), 6:49. TBBriscoe 2 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 2:04. Third Quarter TBFG Barth 41, 4:19. TBMack 40 interception return (Winslow pass from Freeman), 3:32. Fourth Quarter TBBriscoe 5 pass from Freeman (run failed), 11:13. AtlFG Bryant 20, 3:59. A,167. TBAtl First downs1822 Total Net Yards294428 Rushes-yards14-3538-251 Passing259177 Punt Returns2-151-9 Kickoff Returns3-530-0 Interceptions Ret.1-403-49 Comp-Att-Int31-45-313-21-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-150-0 Punts3-49.72-50.5 Fumbles-Lost3-11-1 Penalties-Yards2-203-20 Time of Possession29:5230:08 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGTampa Bay, Freeman 3-14, Blount 6-12, J.Johnson 1-5, Madu 2-4, Lumpkin 2-0. Atlanta, Turner 17-172, Snelling 9-50, Rodgers 8-24, Jones 1-9, Redman 3-(minus 4). PASSINGTampa Bay, Freeman 31-45-3274. Atlanta, Ryan 6-9-0-106, Redman 7-12-171. RECEIVINGTampa Bay, Briscoe 8-53, Winslow 7-56, Lumpkin 5-27, Parker 4-74, Madu 3-19, Blount 3-14, Williams 1-31. Atlanta, Jones 4-76, White 4-69, Gonzalez 1-8, Weems 1-8, Palmer 1-7, Rodgers 1-5, Snelling 1-4. Chargers 38, Raiders 26San Diego7177738 Oakland766726 First Quarter OakHeyward-Bey 3 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 7:20. SDGates 38 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 1:03. Second Quarter SDTolbert 1 run (Novak kick), 10:26. OakFG Janikowski 52, 6:19. SDGoodman 105 kickoff return (Novak kick), 6:06. OakFG Janikowski 43, 2:19. SDFG Novak 51, :46. Third Quarter OakFG Janikowski 27, 13:18. SDJackson 13 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 7:33. OakFG Janikowski 32, 1:18. Fourth Quarter OakBoss 22 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 9:37. SDFloyd 43 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 6:49. A,721. SDOak First downs2528 Total Net Yards463520 Rushes-yards31-15324-103 Passing310417 Punt Returns0-00-0 Kickoff Returns6-2153-64 Interceptions Ret.1-51-0 Comp-Att-Int19-26-128-43-1 Sacked-Yards Lost0-00-0 Punts0-0.01-58.0 Fumbles-Lost0-00-0 Penalties-Yards8-688-64 Time of Possession30:2729:33 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSan Diego, Tolbert 9-58, Brinkley 16-52, Jackson 1-41, Hester 2-5, Rivers 3(minus 3). Oakland, Bush 19-66, Murphy 1-27, Palmer 2-6, Moore 1-3, Cartwright 1-1. PASSINGSan Diego, Rivers 19-26-1-310. Oakland, Palmer 28-43-1-417. RECEIVINGSan Diego, Floyd 7-127, Gates 5-106, Brinkley 3-12, Jackson 2-29, Crayton 123, Tolbert 1-13. Oakland, Heyward-Bey 9-130, Murphy 5-72, Moore 3-101, Boss 3-33, Reece 2-28, Ford 2-19, Bush 2-13, Myers 1-11, Ausberry 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALSSan Diego, Novak 44 (WR). Chiefs 7, Broncos 3Kansas City70007 Denver0030 First Quarter KCMcCluster 21 run (Succop kick), :11. Third Quarter DenFG Prater 38, 8:11. A,005. KCDen First downs1416 Total Net Yards281266 Rushes-yards30-10647-216 Passing17550 Punt Returns4-402-23 Kickoff Returns0-01-25 Interceptions Ret.1-10-0 Comp-Att-Int15-29-06-22-1 Sacked-Yards Lost1-52-10 Punts8-47.19-44.7 Fumbles-Lost1-11-1 Penalties-Yards6-366-49 Time of Possession27:0232:58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGKansas City, McCluster 12-61, Jones 15-42, McClain 2-4, Orton 1-(minus 1). Denver, McGahee 28-145, Ball 9-24, Royal 218, Tebow 6-16, Johnson 2-13. PASSINGKansas City, Orton 15-29-0-180. Denver, Tebow 6-22-1-60. RECEIVINGKansas City, Bowe 6-93, Baldwin 3-27, McCluster 3-25, Copper 1-14, Pope 1-12, Breaston 1-9. Denver, D.Thomas 3-34, Fells 1-14, Larsen 1-7, Decker 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALSKansas City, Succop 44 (WL). Jaguars 19, Colts 13 Indianapolis033713 Jacksonville736319 First Quarter JacWest 23 pass from Gabbert (Scobee kick), 3:10. Second Quarter IndFG Vinatieri 48, 12:03. JacFG Scobee 25, 1:01. Third Quarter IndFG Vinatieri 20, 9:07. JacFG Scobee 32, 7:33. JacFG Scobee 47, 5:47. Fourth Quarter JacFG Scobee 39, 6:30. IndCollie 12 pass from Orlovsky (Vinatieri kick), 3:22. A,481. IndJac First downs1915 Total Net Yards298261 Rushes-yards22-5635-190 Passing24271 Punt Returns1-(-1)2-13 Kickoff Returns3-303-79 Interceptions Ret.0-02-19 Comp-Att-Int27-40-211-19-0 Sacked-Yards Lost3-223-21 Punts3-45.32-43.5 Fumbles-Lost2-11-1 Penalties-Yards4-401-10 Time of Possession29:1230:48 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGIndianapolis, D.Brown 8-24, Addai 8-19, Orlovsky 1-7, Carter 5-6. Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 25-169, D.Harris 3-12, Karim 2-6, Owens 1-3, Thomas 1-3, Gabbert 3(minus 3). PASSINGIndianapolis, Orlovsky 27-40-2264. Jacksonville, Gabbert 11-19-0-92. RECEIVINGIndianapolis, Collie 9-96, Wayne 8-73, Clark 5-53, Garcon 2-22, D.Brown 2-15, Carter 1-5. Jacksonville, Lewis 3-33, Osgood 2-19, West 1-23, Dillard 1-8, D.Harris 1-4, Jones-Drew 1-4, Cloherty 1-3, Thomas 1(minus 2).Dolphins 19, Jets 17 N.Y. Jets730717 Miami3301319 First Quarter MiaFG Carpenter 44, 9:31. NYJKeller 1 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 5:51. Second Quarter NYJFG Folk 31, 3:39. MiaFG Carpenter 58, :00. Fourth Quarter MiaClay 1 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 10:27. MiaFG Carpenter 40, 7:11. MiaFG Carpenter 44, 2:32. NYJP.Turner 10 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 1:15. A,811. NYJMia First downs2014 Total Net Yards374210 Rushes-yards27-12926-82 Passing245128 Punt Returns2-260-0 Kickoff Returns2-512-42 Interceptions Ret.2-03-76 Comp-Att-Int22-33-322-32-2 Sacked-Yards Lost2-31-7 Punts5-38.24-48.0 Fumbles-Lost0-00-0 Penalties-Yards6-405-35 Time of Possession28:5331:07 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGN.Y. Jets, Tomlinson 11-56, Greene 14-55, Kerley 1-16, Sanchez 1-2. Miami, Slaton 11-55, Thomas 12-28, Mat.Moore 3-(minus 1). PASSINGN.Y. Jets, Sanchez 21-32-3-207, Kerley 1-1-0-41. Miami, Mat.Moore 22-32-2-135. RECEIVINGN.Y. Jets, Keller 7-45, Kerley 4-71, Burress 4-57, Tomlinson 4-23, Mulligan 1-41, P.Turner 1-10, Slauson 1-1. Miami, Bess 6-45, Marshall 5-50, Fasano 4-11, Hartline 2-16, Thomas 2-12, Clay 1-1, Hilliard 1-1, Slaton 1(minus 1). passing allowed, 4,727. The previous mark of 4,541 was set by the Atlanta Falcons in 1995. The Bills took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on a 4-yard run by Tashard Choice and Ryan Fitzpatricks scoring passes of 18 yards to Stevie Johnson and 15 yards to C.J. Spiller. They couldnt stop us, wide receiver David Nelson said. Johnson was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he lifted his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with the words Happy New Y ear. After that, he was benched by coach Chan Gailey. The pass to Spiller gave Fitzpatrick 13 completions in 16 attempts for 156 yards and two touchdowns. At that point, Brady had thrown twice, both incompletions. He finished with 23 completions in 35 attempts for three touchdowns two to Rob Gronkowski and one interception. Fitzpatrick ended at 29 for 46 for 307 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Gronkowski set the single-season record for tight ends with 1,327 yards receiving after gaining 108 on eight catches. That broke the mark of 1,310 set earlier Sunday by Jimmy Graham of the Saints. The previous mark of 1,290 was set in 1980 by Kellen Winslow of the San Diego Chargers. The record came on a 22-yard completion from backup Brian Hoyer with 1:30 left, a play that Belichick called to give him a shot at the record. It was cool, unbelievable, Gronkowski said of having that chance. It says a lot about this team. The Jets (8-8) came into the game needing a win along with losses by three other teams to reach the playoffs. Instead, they finished the season with three consecutive defeats, a big step backward for a team that reached the AFC championship game each of the past two years. Ryan said he didnt regret his guarantee, even if the Jets fell way short. Im always going to chase the Super Bowl, Ryan said. I know I get criticized for it beyond belief, but if you dont, then youre probably a loser, OK? Im not a loser. Soap opera fodder for the offseason came out of the Jets final drive, when receiver and captain Santonio Holmes was benched. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson said teammates were unhappy with Holmes effort, demeanor and body language. Its tough for guys to follow a captain that kind of behaves in that manner, Tomlinson said. Youve got to lead by example, and youve got to play your tail off until the last play. Holmes was held without a catch for the first time in his 88-game career. NFL active sacks leader Jason Taylor, playing his final game, harried Sanchez into an interception and was carried off the field after the game. It was a rare moment of celebration for the Dolphins (6-10), who completed their third consecutive losing season, their longest such stretch since the 1960s. They fired coach Tony Sparano on Dec. 12 and have begun the search for a successor. Another small consolation: Miami tied the NFL record for most wins after a 0-7 start. PATSContinued from Page B1 JETS Continued from Page B1 Associated Press Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is sacked Sunday by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Wallace Gilberry in the third quarter in Denver.
Associated PressHOUSTON Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores to lead Texas A&M to a 33-22 win over Northwestern on Saturday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Northwestern led 7-3 early in the second quarter before A&M reeled off 27 straight points to take a decisive lead and then fight off a late rally to capture its first bowl victory since 2001. Texas A&M broke a fivegame bowl losing streak in a win the team dedicated to fired coach Mike Sherman and offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio, who was killed in a car accident last week. Malena ran for 77 yards, filling in ably for Cyrus Gray, who missed his second straight game with a stress fracture in his left shoulder. Northwestern hasnt won a bowl game since the 1949 Rose Bowl, a span of nine losses. Liberty BowlCincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 MEMPHIS, Tenn. Isaiah Pead ran for 149 yards and a touchdown, and Ralph David Abernathy IVs 90-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter put Cincinnati ahead to stay. The Bearcats (10-3) capped the season with their third straight victory. But the co-Big East Conference champs had to work to put away Vanderbilt (6-7), a team that tied for fourth in the Southeastern Conference, despite forcing three turnovers and coming up with two sacks. The Commodores led 21-17 when Abernathy became the first Cincinnati player to return a kickoff for a TD in the programs 13 bowl appearances. Vandys Archibald Barnes blocked Tony Milianos 39yard field goal with 3:58 left, giving the Commodores the ball with plenty of time to go ahead. Nick Temple picked off a Larry Smith pass with 3:15 remaining, and Pead sealed the victory with a 12-yard TD run with 1:52 left. Sun Bowl Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27 (OT) EL PASO, Texas John White plowed into the end zone from 8 yards out to give Utah a victory. Justin Moore kicked a 34yard field goal in Georgia Techs overtime possession to take a three-point lead, but White finished a 115-yard rushing day with the gamewinning score on his 26th carry. The Utes (8-5) tied it in regulation when Jon Hays hit DeVonte Christopher with a 28-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-14 with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter. The Yellow Jackets (8-5) drove to the Utah 31 with 2 seconds left, but David Scully missed a 48-yard field-goal attempt as time expired. Georgia Tech has lost seven straight bowl games. Hays went 15 for 31 for 193 yards. Georgia Techs Preston Lyons, who came in with only 39 carries, rushed for a careerbest 140 yards on 18 carries and Tevin Washington passed for 137 yards and ran for 97. Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois 20, UCLA 14 SAN FRANCISCO Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois first touchdown late in the third quarter and Illini snapped a six-game losing streak. Nathan Scheelhaase added a 60-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Jenkins midway through the fourth quarter to seal the first victory for Illinois (7-6) since beating Indiana 12 weeks ago. The game between two sixwin teams who have already fired their head coaches matched the underwhelming expectations as there was little excitement before Hawthornes third-quarter touchdown that gave Illinois its first lead. UCLA (6-8) was held to 18 yards rushing in its third straight loss. Kevin Prince threw two TD passes, including one in the closing minute to Nelson Rosario after the game had been decided. Chick-Fil-A Bowl Auburn 43, Virginia 24 ATLANTA Onterio McCalebb scored on a 3-yard run and 25-yard pass while subbing for suspended star running back Mike Dyer and Auburn beat Virginia in its highest scoring game of the season. Auburn won despite losing quarterback Clint Moseley to an ankle injury early in the first quarter. Auburn (8-5) also had big plays on special teams, blocking two punts and recovering an onside kick. Kris Burd caught two touchdown passes for Virginia (8-5). One year after winning the national championship and losing Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton Auburn absorbed lopsided losses to LSU, Georgia and Alabama in the secondhalf of the regular season. The offensive outburst came in Auburns last game with offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, who has been hired as the Arkansas State coach.S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 B3 744 SE US Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34429 353-794-3888 17 Hi-Def TVs Full Liquor Bar 20 Beers on Tap 40 Bottled Beers 0 0 0 A 3 Q 4 All Sports, All Packages All The Time! Lollygaggers Great Food at a Great Place! Theres No Place Like This Place Anywhere Near This Place So... THIS MUST BE THE PLACE! AMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv y-New England1330.8135133427-1-06-2-010-2-03-1-05-1-0 N.Y. 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Jets 17 Jacksonville 19, Indianapolis 13 Philadelphia 34, Washington 10 San Diego 38, Oakland 26 Kansas City 7, Denver 3 Arizona 23, Seattle 20, OT Atlanta 45, Tampa Bay 24 Baltimore 24, Cincinnati 16 Pittsburgh 13, Cleveland 9 Dallas at N.Y. Giants, late Packers 45, Lions 41 Detroit91015741 Green Bay101471445 First Quarter DetT.Young 8 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 13:00. DetTeam safety, 12:59. GBFG Crosby 22, 5:55. GBNelson 7 pass from Flynn (Crosby kick), :16. Second Quarter DetJohnson 13 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 8:18. GBGrant 80 pass from Flynn (Crosby kick), 8:00. DetFG Hanson 30, 5:53. GBNelson 36 pass from Flynn (Crosby kick), 3:37. Third Quarter DetT.Young 2 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 6:39. GBNelson 58 pass from Flynn (Crosby kick), 4:32. DetK.Smith 5 pass from Stafford (Scheffler pass from Stafford), 2:07. Fourth Quarter GBDriver 35 pass from Flynn (Crosby kick), 8:10. DetScheffler 12 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 2:39. GBFinley 4 pass from Flynn (Crosby kick), 1:10. A,294. DetGB First downs3227 Total Net Yards575550 Rushes-yards15-7324-81 Passing502469 Punt Returns2-81-0 Kickoff Returns4-1033-39 Interceptions Ret.1-302-6 Comp-Att-Int36-59-231-44-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-183-11 Punts3-47.04-44.0 Fumbles-Lost2-21-1 Penalties-Yards11-1016-78 Time of Possession28:2031:40 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGDetroit, K.Smith 9-35, Logan 116, Morris 4-13, Burleson 1-9. Green Bay, Grant 12-48, Saine 8-28, Kuhn 2-5, Flynn 2-0. PASSINGDetroit, Stafford 36-59-2-520. Green Bay, Flynn 31-44-1-480. RECEIVINGDetroit, Johnson 11-244, Pettigrew 7-116, Burleson 6-45, Scheffler 4-65, K.Smith 4-26, T.Young 4-24. Green Bay, Nelson 9-162, Finley 7-64, J.Jones 6-89, Saine 3-17, Driver 2-52, Kuhn 2-10, Grant 1-80, D.Williams 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSDetroit, Hanson 39 (WR). Green Bay, Crosby 47 (WL).Eagles 34, Redskins 10 Washington007310 Philadelphia3732134 First Quarter PhiFG Henery 35, 10:29. Second Quarter PhiHall 7 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 1:44. Third Quarter WasHelu 47 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 10:29. PhiFG Henery 20, 4:05. Fourth Quarter WasFG Gano 27, 13:24. PhiD.Jackson 62 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 12:01. PhiCelek 4 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 5:56. PhiLewis 9 run (Henery kick), 1:56. A,144. WasPhi First downs2124 Total Net Yards377390 Rushes-yards25-13019-75 Passing247315 Punt Returns2-(-1)2-32 Kickoff Returns2-532-43 Interceptions Ret.1-281-31 Comp-Att-Int22-45-124-39-1 Sacked-Yards Lost1-92-20 Punts5-36.64-50.3 Fumbles-Lost1-01-1 Penalties-Yards6-718-75 Time of Possession30:4129:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGWashington, Royster 20-113, Young 1-12, Helu 4-5. Philadelphia, Lewis 1258, Brown 6-14, Vick 1-3. PASSINGWashington, Grossman 22-45-1256. Philadelphia, Vick 24-39-1-335. RECEIVINGWashington, Royster 5-52, Gaffney 4-28, Moss 3-45, Young 3-32, Helu 248, Paulsen 2-29, Banks 1-10, Stallworth 1-8, Austin 1-4. Philadelphia, Maclin 8-105, Celek 686, D.Jackson 4-86, Avant 4-42, Harbor 1-9, Hall 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALSWashington, Gano 36 (BK). Ravens 24, Bengals 16 Baltimore1070724 Cincinnati307616 First Quarter BalRice 70 run (Cundiff kick), 12:58. BalFG Cundiff 42, 6:45. CinFG Nugent 46, 3:02. Second Quarter BalPitta 9 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), :11. Third Quarter CinScott 25 run (Nugent kick), 3:26. Fourth Quarter CinFG Nugent 46, 12:35. BalRice 51 run (Cundiff kick), 5:41. CinFG Nugent 23, 2:39. A,439. BalCin First downs1519 Total Net Yards347336 Rushes-yards32-22124-105 Passing126231 Punt Returns1-114-45 Kickoff Returns2-223-72 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int15-19-022-44-0 Sacked-Yards Lost1-41-1 Punts7-46.74-53.5 Fumbles-Lost0-01-1 Penalties-Yards7-594-35 Time of Possession29:2630:34 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGBaltimore, Rice 24-191, R.Williams 6-28, Flacco 1-1, Leach 1-1. Cincinnati, Benson 13-51, Scott 6-34, Dalton 4-17, Hawkins 1-3. PASSINGBaltimore, Flacco 15-19-0-130. Cincinnati, Dalton 22-44-0-232. RECEIVINGBaltimore, Pitta 6-62, T.Smith 5-33, Rice 2-8, Dickson 1-20, Leach 1-7. Cincinnati, Gresham 5-72, Simpson 5-54, Hawkins 334, Green 2-26, Leonard 2-19, Benson 2-10, Lee 2-9, Scott 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALSCincinnati, Nugent 36 (WR). Saints 45, Panthers 17 Carolina7100017 New Orleans141014745 First Quarter NOIvory 35 run (Kasay kick), 13:21. CarSmith 12 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 6:42. NOColston 15 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 2:50. Second Quarter CarFG Mare 41, 5:50. NOFG Kasay 43, 2:42. CarStewart 29 run (Mare kick), 1:18. NOColston 42 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), :07. Third Quarter NOGraham 19 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 8:54. NOCollins 1 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 3:47. Fourth Quarter NOSproles 9 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 12:15. A,065. CarNO First downs2133 Total Net Yards301617 Rushes-yards24-16435-208 Passing137409 Punt Returns0-03-45 Kickoff Returns2-372-54 Interceptions Ret.1-531-0 Comp-Att-Int15-25-131-38-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-210-0 Punts4-45.81-44.0 Fumbles-Lost1-10-0 Penalties-Yards1-56-60 Time of Possession25:2634:34 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGCarolina, Stewart 9-79, D.Williams 7-53, Newton 6-32, Smith 1-1, D.Anderson 1(minus 1). New Orleans, Ivory 19-127, Sproles 6-40, P.Thomas 5-30, Henderson 1-9, Brees 15, Daniel 3-(minus 3). PASSINGCarolina, Newton 15-25-1-158. New Orleans, Brees 28-35-1-389, Daniel 3-30-20. RECEIVINGCarolina, Smith 6-86, Shockey 318, LaFell 2-27, D.Williams 2-20, Stewart 2-7. New Orleans, Graham 8-97, Colston 7-145, Sproles 5-29, P.Thomas 3-36, Henderson 2-48, Meachem 2-30, Collins 2-3, Arrington 1-17, Higgins 1-4. Cardinals 23, Seahawks 20 (OT) Seattle037100 20 Arizona73733 23 First Quarter AriTaylor 1 run (Feely kick), 3:02. Second Quarter SeaFG Hauschka 43, 12:10. AriFG Feely 41, 3:28. Third Quarter SeaWashington 48 run (Hauschka kick), 10:56. AriHeap 13 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 6:18. Fourth Quarter AriFG Feely 43, 12:18. SeaFG Hauschka 26, 9:05. SeaLockette 61 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 7:47. Overtime AriFG Feely 28, 5:49. A,798. SeaAri First downs1920 Total Net Yards369388 Rushes-yards34-17831-131 Passing191257 Punt Returns5-424-63 Kickoff Returns2-843-84 Interceptions Ret.1-331-49 Comp-Att-Int21-35-122-40-1 Sacked-Yards Lost4-312-14 Punts8-44.67-46.3 Fumbles-Lost1-01-1 Penalties-Yards7-559-76 Time of Possession33:4235:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGSeattle, Lynch 19-86, Washington 7-78, Forsett 6-16, Jackson 1-3, Tate 1(minus 5). Arizona, Stephens-Howling 21-93, Skelton 5-19, Taylor 3-8, Roberts 1-8, Sherman 1-3. PASSINGSeattle, Jackson 21-35-1-222. Arizona, Skelton 22-40-1-271. RECEIVINGSeattle, Tate 5-46, Baldwin 340, Obomanu 3-37, Forsett 3-(minus 4), Washington 2-12, Lynch 2-5, Lockette 1-61, Morrah 1-14, Butler 1-11. Arizona, Fitzgerald 9-149, Roberts 4-24, Heap 2-35, Housler 2-27, King 212, Sherman 1-11, Doucet 1-7, Taylor 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSSeattle, Hauschka 24 (BK). Steelers 13, Browns 9Pittsburgh0310013 Cleveland06309 Second Quarter CleFG Dawson 26, 6:03. CleFG Dawson 45, 1:06. PitFG Suisham 19, :00. Third Quarter PitFG Suisham 29, 9:43. PitRedman 7 run (Suisham kick), 5:27. CleFG Dawson 49, 1:59. A,266. PitCle First downs2214 Total Net Yards360240 Rushes-yards36-16115-72 Passing199168 Punt Returns0-03-22 Kickoff Returns4-922-23 Interceptions Ret.1-00-0 Comp-Att-Int23-40-016-41-1 Sacked-Yards Lost2-222-9 Punts4-45.36-38.3 Fumbles-Lost2-22-0 Penalties-Yards4-375-40 Time of Possession39:1120:49 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGPittsburgh, Redman 19-92, Mendenhall 8-38, Clay 9-31. Cleveland, Wallace 3-44, Hillis 10-30, Hardesty 2-(minus 2). PASSINGPittsburgh, Roethlisberger 23-400-221. Cleveland, Wallace 16-41-1-177. RECEIVINGPittsburgh, A.Brown 6-90, Ward 5-24, Cotchery 3-28, Redman 3-18, Miller 2-23, Sanders 1-14, Wallace 1-11, Mendenhall 1-7, Johnson 1-6. Cleveland, Cribbs 7-91, Moore 4-39, Massaquoi 2-16, C.Mitchell 1-19, Cameron 1-15, Hillis 1-(minus 3). MISSED FIELD GOALSPittsburgh, Suisham 45 (WL). Titans 23, Texans 22Tennessee0133723 Houston733922 First Quarter HouTate 4 run (Rackers kick), 5:15. Second Quarter TenFG Bironas 21, 13:06. TenAvery 1 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 3:48. HouFG Rackers 52, 1:09. TenFG Bironas 43, :00. Third Quarter HouFG Rackers 37, 11:46. TenFG Bironas 33, 7:22. Fourth Quarter HouFG Rackers 22, 14:57. TenWashington 23 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 4:31. HouB.Johnson 5 pass from Delhomme (run failed), :14. A,512. TenHou First downs1722 Total Net Yards361387 Rushes-yards22-8630-152 Passing275235 Punt Returns4-431-11 Kickoff Returns1-231-32 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int22-35-022-32-0 Sacked-Yards Lost3-223-23 Punts6-47.76-44.7 Fumbles-Lost1-11-1 Penalties-Yards6-477-55 Time of Possession25:2234:38 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGTennessee, C.Johnson 15-61, Harper 4-19, Hall 2-7, Hasselbeck 1-(minus 1). Houston, Tate 16-97, Ward 12-50, Jones 1-4, B.Johnson 1-1. PASSINGTennessee, Hasselbeck 22-35-0297. Houston, Delhomme 18-28-0-211, Yates 44-0-47. RECEIVINGTennessee, Washington 4-92, Cook 4-63, C.Johnson 4-49, Avery 3-45, L.Hawkins 3-19, Williams 2-21, Hall 1-4, Harper 1-4. Houston, Casey 7-91, Tate 4-24, Jones 335, Dreessen 3-18, B.Johnson 2-45, A.Johnson 2-21, Graham 1-24. Associated Press Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb escapes the reach of Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson on Saturday during the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta. A&M, Auburn win bowls Associated PressGAINESVILLE, Fla. Florida coach Amanda Butler isnt looking forward to watching the tape from Sundays 59-56 loss to No. 6 Kentucky. Especially the end of the first half. We didnt do a good job of maintaining our composure and being aware of what we were trying to do, Butler said. Deana Allen had 14 points and Ndidi Madu finished with 11 for Florida (10-4, 0-1 Southeastern Conference), which shot 32.8 percent and committed 23 turnovers. Jennifer George added 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaterra Bonds also scored 10. Georges jumper gave Florida a 29-27 lead late in the first half, but Adia Mathies made two 3-pointers in a 15-second span to send Kentucky into the break with a 33-29 lead. The Wildcats (12-2, 1-0) open the home portion of their SEC schedule Thursday against Arkansas while Florida, which had won its three previous games, visits Ole Miss on Thursday.No. 7 Tennessee 73, Auburn 52AUBURN, Ala. Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and the No. 7 Tennessee women pulled away late in opening Southeastern Conference play Sunday with a 73-52 victory over Auburn. The Lady Vols (9-3, 1-0 SEC) closed the game on a 19-6 run to turn a tight contest into a blowout and win for the 27th time in the last 30 meetings with the Tigers (8-6, 0-1). Shekinna Stricklen added 17 points on 5-of-18 shooting for Tennessee. Glory Johnson had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Alicia Manning scored 10 points. Camille Glymph led Auburn with 21 points, making 5 of 10 from 3-point range. The Lady Vols struggled from the field, shooting just 32 percent (21 of 65) but gave Auburn fits on the boards and with a trapping defense that allowed few open shots. Tennessee forced 25 turnovers and had 12 steals, and the Lady Vols dominated in rebounding 49-31. No. 17 Georgia 67, Arkansas 57 ATHENS, Ga. Center Jasmine Hassell had 19 points and No. 17 Georgia made 10 3-pointers in a 67-57 victory over Arkansas on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. The Lady Bulldogs (12-2, 10) got 15 points from Anne Marie Armstrong and 12 apiece from Meredith Mitchell and Khaalidah Miller. Sarah Watkins had 15 points for Arkansas (11-2, 0-1) and Ceira Ricketts added 14. The Razorbacks built a 16-9 lead in the first 6 1/2 minutes. But after hitting eight of their first 15 field goals, the Razorbacks missed their next 13 shots from the field. Georgia went on a 13-0 run to go up 23-18 on a tip-in by Mitchell with 5:10 left in the half. The Lady Bulldogs took a 52-34 lead at 13:26 of the second half on Hassells turnaround jumper. Hassells three-point play at 5:16 gave Georgia its biggest lead at 66-46. Kentucky women edge UF 59-56
C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD On the AIRWAVES COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Wofford at Wake Forest 9 p.m. (FSNFL) UNC-Greensboro at Miami NBA 7:30 p.m. (SUN) Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl: Georgia vs. Michigan State 1 p.m. (ESPN) Capital One Bowl: Nebraska vs. South Carolina 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Florida vs. Ohio State 5:07 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Wisconsin 8:37 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Stanford 2 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl: Nebraska vs. South Carolina (Same-day Tape) HOCKEY 3 p.m. (NBC) 2012 Winter Classic: New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers. 8 p.m. (NBCSPT) San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks SOCCER 12 p.m. (FSNFL) English Premier League: Chelsea vs. Fulham (Taped) TENNIS 3 p.m. (SUN) Champions Series: Chicago. Agassi, McEnroe, Martin and Courier (Taped) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 0 2 1 CASH 3 (late) 5 4 5 PLAY 4 (early) 2 1 4 4 PLAY 4 (late) 7 3 1 9 FANTASY 5 8 15 16 24 31 NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3623945010777 Philadelphia362210448123106 Pittsburgh382113446121100 New Jersey372115143103105 N.Y. Islanders36131763284113 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston35241014912368 Ottawa391915543120133 Toronto381815541118125 Buffalo381717438100112 Montreal39141873599110 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida392012747103107 Winnipeg381914543104107 Washington372015242111109 Tampa Bay371717337104122 Carolina401321632103135 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago382410452125107 Detroit38241314912384 St. Louis3821125479585 Nashville392114446105108 Columbus38102352593128 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver39241325012996 Minnesota4021136489595 Colorado402118143108115 Calgary40181754199111 Edmonton371519333100104 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles3919146448690 Dallas372115143100107 San Jose3419114429983 Phoenix391916442102103 Anaheim37102162687124 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturdays Games Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 4, Edmonton 1 New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1 Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 2 Phoenix 4, Minnesota 2 Florida 3, Montreal 2 Winnipeg 3, Toronto 2 Detroit 3, St. Louis 0 Washington 4, Columbus 2 Dallas 4, Boston 2 Colorado 4, Anaheim 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 1 Sundays Games Nashville 5, Calgary 3 Mondays Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays Games Edmonton at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m. Calgary at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8 p.m. NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York22.500 Philadelphia22.500 Boston23.400 Toronto13.2501 New Jersey14.2001 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami501.000 Orlando41.8001 Atlanta31.7501 Charlotte13.2503 Washington04.0004B4 M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 Miami wins 129-90 Associated PressMIAMI Chris Bosh scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half, and the Miami Heat improved to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history by rolling past the Charlotte Bobcats 129-90 on Sunday night. The 129 points is the most scored by any NBA team so far this season and the 39point victory margin matched the third-largest in Heat history. Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and LeBron James and Mario Chalmers each scored 16 for the Heat, who ran out to an 18-point lead after one quarter and never trailed. DJ White scored 21 points and Kemba Walker finished with 17 for Charlotte, which lost its seventh straight regular-season meeting against Miami. Magic 102, Raptors 96 ORLANDO, Fla. Ryan Anderson scored 24 points and led a fourth-quarter rally that sent the Orlando Magic past the Toronto Raptors 102-96 on Sunday night. The Magic trailed by as many as 16 points, but went on a 16-0 run in the final period. Orlando shot 4-for-5 on 3-pointers during the burst, with Anderson making two of them, as the Magic took a 94-88 lead with 3:05 left. Dwight Howard had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Magic, who have won four straight since a season-opening loss to Oklahoma City. J.J. Redick added 21 points and Hedo Turkoglu had 15 points and seven assists. Andrea Bargnani paced the Raptors with 28 points, and Jose Calderon had 18 points and 13 assists. Cavaliers 98, Nets 82 CLEVELAND Antawn Jamison scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made 16 3-pointers in a 98-82 win over the New Jersey Nets on Sunday. Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 pick in the draft, had 13 points, four assists and four rebounds for Cleveland (2-2). Deron Williams led New Jersey (1-4) with 16 points. The Nets dropped their fourth straight game despite having all five starters score in double figures. Cleveland made 16 of 26 shots from 3-point range, falling one short of the team record for 3s in a game. Celtics 94, Wizards 86WASHINGTON Rajon Rondo had 18 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds while Kevin Garnett had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics over the winless Washington Wizards 94-86 on Sunday night. The victory was the Celtics second straight after losing their first three. Washington is 0-4. After losing their opener by six to New Jersey, the Wizards have lost the last three by 47 points. The Celtics took the lead in the first three minutes and increased the margin to 19 points. Boston led by at least seven throughout the second half. Washington, which lost five straight to open the 2008-09 season, could match that start Monday in Boston when the teams play again. John Wall, who was 10 for 37 from the field in Washingtons first three games, was 6-for-13. He had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Mavericks 99, Timberwolves 82MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love had 25 points and 17 rebounds and hit two huge 3s in the fourth quarter to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-82 on Sunday night, ending an 18game losing streak dating to last season. The young Wolves closed the game with a 15-0 run and this win has been a long time coming. They lost the last 15 games of last season and the first three of this year, meaning its been 295 days since the franchises last victory. Ricky Rubio added 14 points and seven assists and Luke Ridnour scored 11 for the Timberwolves (1-3), who were winners for the first time under new coach Rick Adelman. Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, but the defending champions have looked slow and sloppy in starting the season 1-4. Nuggets 99, Lakers 90 DENVER Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, Ty Lawson had 17 points and 10 assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-90 on Sunday night. Nene had 13 points for the Nuggets, who avenged a threepoint loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles less than 24 hours earlier. Pau Gasol had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored 16 points on 6of-28 shooting. After a seesaw battle for most of the final period, the Nuggets scored the final 11 points to pull out the win. Los Angeles missed its last 11 shots of the first half and shot just 32 percent at the break. The Nuggets struggled from the field, too, missing all nine of their 3-point shots before the break, but they surged at the end of the second quarter. Associated Press The Miami Heats Dwyane Wade prepares to pass as the Charlotte Bobcats Gerald Henderson watches Sunday during the first half in Miami. Miami won 129-90. Heat incinerate Bobcats Associated PressROSEMONT, Ill. Kris Joseph scored 22 points and No. 1 Syracuse used its defense and depth to rout DePaul 87-68 on Sunday, the unbeaten Oranges 15th straight victory. C.J. Fair added 16 points, Dion Waiters had 13 and Fab Melo scored 12 points to go with six blocks for the Orange (15-0, 2-0 Big East). Syracuse opened 18-0 last season and the Oranges best start under coach Jim Boeheim was 19 straight wins to kick off 1999-2000. DePaul (9-4, 0-1) had its five-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 318 all-time facing No. 1ranked teams. Cleveland Melvin led the Blue Demons with 23 points. Syracuse held DePaul to 30.8 percent shooting in the first half 0 for 8 on 3pointers and blocked five shots, three by the 7-foot Melo. The Orange shot 65.5 percent and had a 19-9 rebounding edge in opening a 45-26 lead. No. 5 North Carolina 102, Monmouth 65 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. John Henson scored 21 points and North Carolina won its seventh straight overall and 26th straight at the Smith Center. Harrison Barnes added 20 points for the Tar Heels (13-2). They shot 54 percent, built a 55-26 rebounding advantage, used a 33-10 run late in the first half to take a 31-point halftime lead. They cruised from there to break the arena record established from 1992-94. Freshman Andrew Nicholas led the Hawks (2-12) with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. First-year coach King Rice played at North Carolina from 1988-91. No. 7 Duke 85, Pennsylvania 55 DURHAM, N.C. Ryan Kelly had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Duke. Seth Curry added 15 points for the Blue Devils (12-1), who scored 20 of the games first 24 points. Duke led by 18 points at halftime and by as many as 34 after the break, sending the Blue Devils to their fifth straight victory overall and 43rd straight at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Zack Rosen had 11 points for the Quakers (6-8), who played the Blue Devils almost even for the rest of the half after the opening flurry. The Blue Devils finished with a 47-29 rebounding advantage. No. 14 Marquette 81, Villanova 77MILWAUKEE Darius Johnson-Odom matched a season-high with 24 points to lead Marquette. Reserve forward Davante Gardner had 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (12-2, 1-0 Big East), who responded from their worst performance of the season a 17-point drubbing by Vanderbilt on Thursday.No. 18 Michigan 61, Minnesota 56 ANN ARBOR, Mich. Freshman Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points and Michigan won its seventh straight. The Wolverines (12-2, 2-0 Big Ten) havent lost since falling to Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Classic. Julian Welch and Rodney Williams had 11 points each for Minnesota (12-3, 0-2). Orange rout DePaul 87-68 Assocaited Press DePauls Cleveland Melvin goes for a loose ball with Syracuses Baye Moussa Keita on Sunday during the first half in Rosemont, Ill. Associated Press Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo grimaces Sunday after being sacked by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul during the first half in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 31-14. Central Division WLPctGB Chicago41.800 Indiana31.750 Milwaukee21.6671 Cleveland22.5001 Detroit13.2502 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio31.750 New Orleans22.5001 Houston22.5001 Memphis13.2502 Dallas14.2002 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City501.000 Portland301.0001 Denver32.6002 Minnesota13.2503 Utah13.2503 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers33.500 Golden State22.500 L.A. Clippers12.333 Sacramento23.400 Phoenix13.2501 Saturdays Games L.A. Lakers 92, Denver 89 Detroit 96, Indiana 88 Houston 95, Atlanta 84 New York 114, Sacramento 92 Oklahoma City 107, Phoenix 97 San Antonio 104, Utah 89 Philadelphia 107, Golden State 79 Sundays Games Cleveland 98, New Jersey 82 Miami 129, Charlotte 90 Orlando 102, Toronto 96 Boston 94, Washington 86 Minnesota 99, Dallas 82 Denver 99, L.A. Lakers 90 Chicago 104, Memphis 64 Sacramento 96, New Orleans 80 Portland at L.A. Clippers, late Mondays Games Golden State at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m. Tuesdays Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Giants will play on New York wins 31-14; Dallas season over Associated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. The New York Giants dominated the first half of their NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, taking a 21-0 lead Sunday night as Ahmad Bradshaw scored twice. New York rallied from a late 12-point deficit to beat the Cowboys three weeks ago and take over first place in the division. Each team went 1-1 since to set up one of the biggest matchups in the history of this 50-year rivalry. Eli Manning hooked up with rising star receiver Victor Cruz for a 76-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Bradshaw scored on a 5yard run in the second period to cap a 10-play drive aided by a 14-yard pass interference call on cornerback Alan Ball. It could have been bigger, but Lawrence Tynes missed a 40-yard field goal wide right. Bradshaw eluded Abram Elam in the backfield to scoot to his right and into the end zone at the end of a 10-play drive that made it 14-0. The Cowboys then got moving for the first time, only to bog down when Tony Romo, playing with an injured right hand, moved past the line of scrimmage to make a third-down completion. Dallas had to punt and New York took advantage. Bradshaws 29-yard run sparked an 80-yard drive late in the second quarter. Bradshaw eluded Bradie James over the middle for his second TD, a 10-yarder. Dallas missed about a dozen tackles in the first 30 minutes. Dan Bailey missed a 52-yard field goal as the half ended. Neither team did much offensively early on a wet but relatively balmy winters night the rain stopped midway through the first quarter, then started up again in the second period. The Giants got pressure on Romo, and he was trapped for a 12-yard loss by Jason Pierre-Paul on Dallas second series. That gave the second-year end 16 1/2 sacks. Chris Jones punt went out of bounds on the Giants 4, and then New York victimized cornerback Terence Newman twice.
Associated Press Karen Brill finishes a floragraph, a picture made from plant parts, of her son Aric Brill on Dec. 17 at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas. Aric Brill was killed by gunmen in 2009 and will be honored on a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade because he was an organ donor. Associated PressJERUSALEM Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who belted out wartime songs only to become a critic of the Israeli military late in life, died Sunday after a battle with Alzheimers disease. She was 86. Yarkoni went from entertaining soldiers as a wartime songbird to criticizing the Israeli militarys treatment of Palestinians during their uprising last decade. After chiding the military in 2002, Yarkoni was branded a traitor by soldiers families, received death threats and had a gala tribute to her career canceled. A group of artists held an alternative event to support her freedom of expression. The furor arose when she made comparisons between an Israeli military operation in the West Bank and the Holocaust. We are a nation that went through the Holocaust. How can we do things like this to another nation? she told Israels Army Radio. In an interview she gave to The Associated Press following those remarks, Yarkoni said she was tired of war, of dead young men and heartbroken mothers. I am tired. For 51 years I am singing about Israel all over the world, telling stories about how it was before the first war, the second war, every war. War, war, war. They call me the singer of wars. I dont like this name. I want to be the singer of Israel, she said. Yarkonis songs tell of Israels pioneering days following the 1948 war that led to its creation, a war in which she served as a radio operator. For years, the khaki-clad Yarkoni was a fixture at Israeli army bases as she entertained soldiers, and many of her songs became classics that still resonate with Israelis and are performed at remembrance day ceremonies. In 1998, she received the prestigious Israel Prize for Hebrew song. While the Israel Defense Forces conquered enemy positions, she conquered the soldiers hearts, said President Shimon Peres, who called for a moment of silence in Yarkonis memory. Yarkoni faded from the public stage over the past decade, and in the end, her powerful music obscured her contentious statements. Associated PressLAS VEGAS A Las Vegas teenager who said he wanted to become an organ donor before dying in an apparently random shooting will be honored in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Aric Brill was killed in an unsolved 2009 shooting outside a Las Vegas party. The 16-year-old boy, who was a junior at Global Community High School, told his mother not long before his death that he was willing to become an organ donor. He said: If I cant use my organs anymore, I want someone else to have them, Karen Brill told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It is really important to me that we had that discussion. It would have been really difficult to make that decision if we hadnt. I knew Aric had said yes. The boys wish was ultimately granted: Six people received his organs, the newspaper reported. His floral image will grace a Donate Life parade float Monday along with 71 other organ donors. Donate Life is a nonprofit alliance of U.S. organizations that promote organ, eye and tissue donations. By honoring these 72 individuals, we hope to remind people that donors have the power to save up to eight lives and heal 50 more through organ, eye and tissue donation, said Bryan Stewart, chairman of the Donate Life float committee. Every donor counts when the waiting list for life-saving organs continues to grow while the circumstances for organ donation to be possible are so rare. Karen and Don Brill say the honor lifts their spirits. It gives us a chance to be part of something really positive and uplifting, Karen Brill said. We will be with other families in the same position. It wont be a mourning or grieving time for us. The Brills said their boys organ donation brought something positive after the senseless shooting Feb. 20, 2009. Witnesses told police members of an unknown street gang accosted Brill and another boy. Police said the shooter pulled out two guns and shot the boys as they tried to flee. The other victim, now an Army paratrooper, was wounded but survived. Neither had any gang affiliations. Police have made no arrests in the shooting. The Brills hope publicity will encourage more witnesses to come forward to identify the shooter. Since Arics death, his mother has worked to promote organ donations. I always knew Aric was different, she said. I always knew he was going to be something great. If this is where his legacy took him, its my responsibility to take it from there. Memorial float C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Birthday : In order to enhance your material base in the year ahead, you must be hardworking, prudent and practical over long periods of time. Conditions in general favor you when youre willing to do your part, but theres no room for wastefulness. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Anyone who is only interested in him or herself will annoy you far more than usual. Steer clear of just such a person, so you dont fly off the handle and look bad. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) The best way to ruin the familys tranquility is to introduce a topic that is emotionally charged and sure to cause a kerfuffle. Keep your piquant little observations to yourself. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Before you jump in and support someone who looks like the underdog, be sure you know what the situation is all about. Theres a chance that you could back an unworthy candidate. Aries (March 21-April 19) Be your own person instead of risking your efforts and resources on what another thinks you should do. No one knows your affairs better than you do, so follow your own thinking. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Before judging or condemning another for his or her faults, be mindful of your own. If youre tolerant of their imperfections, theyll overlook yours. Gemini (May 21-June 20) You would do well to keep bystanders out of your private battles. Without realizing it, they could turn a merely abrasive situation into something far more destructive and volatile. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Even if you have to spend a little time with someone who rubs you the wrong way, make the most out of doing so. If you keep your cool, youll walk away undamaged. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Be particularly careful about your conduct when around someone whose respect is important to you. Being too blunt or erratic could severely impair your image. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) In order to get your points across to an individual who has rejected your ideas in the past, you need to know your subject well and be extremely prepared to make a presentation. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Make certain those to whom you delegate an important assignment have the ability to successfully carry things off as needed. The wrong choice could set you back. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Normally you have little problem working in conjunction with another. However, it might be wise to avoid any type of entanglements at this juncture. Play it safe and operate on your own. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) That row you intend to hoe may be littered with far more rocks and potsherds than you anticipate. Unless you clean things up first, your path could be quite treacherous. Todays HOROSCOPE Florida LOTTERIES Today in HISTORY SATURDAY, DEC. 31 Powerball: 5 23 25 28 40 Powerball: 34 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-55 winners$200,000 1 Florida winner Lotto: 11 22 29 34 44 46 6-of-6No winner 5-of-641$5,514 4-of-62,500$73 3-of-650,623$5 Fantasy 5: 13 14 19 20 32 5-of-53 winners$104,958.87 4-of-5377$134.50 3-of-511,870 $11.50 FRIDAY, DEC. 30 Mega Money: 3 15 20 27 Mega Ball: 14 4-of-4 MBNo winner 4-of-410$807.50 3-of-4 MB60$295 3-of-41,246$42 2-of-4 MB1,507$24 1-of-4 MB12,820$2.5 2-of-434,166$2 Fantasy 5: 12 17 22 30 32 5-of-52 winners$128,067.20 4-of-5427$96.50 3-of-510,555$10.50 Today is Monday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2012. There are 364 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Jan. 2, 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II. On this date: In 1811, Sen. Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, became the first member of the U.S. Senate to be censured after hed improperly revealed the contents of an executive document. In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was found guilty, and executed.) In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon, its apparent intended target. In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency. In 1991, Sharon Pratt (Dixon) was sworn in as mayor of Washington, D.C., becoming the first black woman to head a city of Washingtons size and prominence. Ten years ago: The new Afghan government confirmed American bombs had killed the Talibans intelligence chief (Qari Ahmadullah). Five years ago: The state funeral for former President Gerald R. Ford began with an elaborate service at Washington National Cathedral, then moved to Grand Rapids, Mich. One year ago: Maj. Richard Dick Winters, whod fought in several major battles in World War II and whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television miniseries Band of Brothers, died in Palmyra, Pa., at age 92. Todays Birthdays: Country musician Harold Bradley is 86. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is 70. TV host Jack Hanna is 65. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher David Cone is 49. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 44. Actor Taye Diggs is 41. Thought for Today: Love doesnt grow on trees like apples in Eden its something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too. Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish author (1888-1957). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lottery numbers, players should double-check the numbers printed above with numbers officially posted by the Florida Lottery. Go to www.flalottery.com, or call 850-487-7777. SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 Page B5 MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012 E NTERTAINMENT Rose Parade to honor Las Vegas teen, other organ donors Alice Sutherland, left, watches husband Bill put finishing touches on a floragraph of their daughter, Liz Sutherland, on Dec. 11, in Tucson, Ariz. The artwork will be on this years donor float in the Rose Parade. Liz died nearly three years ago after slumping over from an unexpected brain aneurysm while on an evening horseback ride in Maui. Karen Brill picks up a floragraph of her son Aric Brill. P ETER S VENSSON AP Technology WriterNEW YORK For flat-panel TVs, the choice for years has been between plasma and LCD. In the coming year, therell be another choice, at least for those prepared to spend big. LG Electronics Inc. says its planning to sell a 55-inch set based on organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. The Korean company is set to show it off at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which starts Jan. 10. Samsung Electronics Co., LGs Korean rival, will also reveal a nearly market-ready OLED TV at the show, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Samsung has yet to make an announcement. Its website says CES announcements will come Jan. 9. Tim Alessi, director of home electronics development at LGs USA arm, said its set will likely go on sale in the fourth quarter. The company isnt revealing the price. Paul Gagnon, an analyst at DisplaySearch, estimates that OLED sets will start out above $5,000. The screen technology is in use in high-end smartphones and provides deeply saturated colors and high contrast. However, its been very difficult to make larger screens with consistent results. In late 2007, Sony Corp. started selling an 11-inch OLED TV for about $2,500, but it never followed it up with a bigger model. Since then, LG and Samsung have shown prototype OLED TVs at the annual CES show, but havent revealed any marketing plans. Apart from providing improved picture quality, OLED TVs can be very thin. LGs set will be 4 millimeters thick and weight 16.5 pounds. LG to sell 55-inch TV using new ultra-thin tech Associated Press Singer Yaffa Yarkoni, seen in May 2002, died Sunday at the age of 86. Israeli wartime singer dies at 86
B6 M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E NTERTAINMENT One of the hardest techniques to learn is hand evaluation. We tend to rely almost solely on high-card points, with some distribution points thrown in occasionally. That keeps us in good stead on many deals, but bidding good low-pointcount slams still eludes many pairs. Take todays South hand. North opens one heart, East overcalls two diamonds, South responds two spades, and North raises to three spades. What should South do now? Also, how should South play in six spades after a diamond lead? Norths three-spade rebid showed a minimum opening; with extra values he would have jumped to four spades. The South hand, though, despite having only a minimum opening in point-count terms, is very strong because of the 10or 11-card fit, two aces, a potentially useful singleton and only five losers (deducting one for the excellent fit). However, to launch immediately into Blackwood would be a tad but only a tad optimistic. South should suggest a slam to partner by rebidding four clubs, which is a control-bid (cue-bid) showing that ace. North has a slam-suitable hand with an excellent suit. He should control-bid four hearts. Now South could just bid six spades real bridge players dont use Blackwood! South should win the diamond lead and cash his spade king. When he sees the 3-0 break, he plays off dummys three heart honors, discarding one diamond and one club, and ruffs a heart in his hand. (It wouldnt matter if West could overruff.) Dummy is entered with a spade to the ace, and Souths remaining low club is discarded on the last heart. MONDAY EVENING JANUARY 2, 2012 C: Comcast, Citrus B: Bright House D: Comcast, Dunnellon I: Comcast, Inglis F: Oak Forest H: Holiday Heights C B D I F H6:006:307:007:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:30(WESH) NBC ^ 19 19 19 NewsNightly NewsEntertainmentAccess HollywdWhos Still Standing? 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PGAustin & Ally GJessie G Good-CharlieGood-Charlie (ESPN) 33 27 33 33 21 172012 Rose Bowl Oregon vs. Wisconsin. From Pasadena, Calif. (N) (Live)2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Stanford. Fro m Glendale, Ariz. 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( N) (Live)After-Jay GlazerRunnin-PAC (FX) 30 60 30 30 51How I MetHow I MetTwo/Half MenTwo/Half Men Wild Hogs (2007) Tim Allen. Four friends take a motorcycle road trip. PG-13 Wild Hogs (2007) Tim Allen. PG-13 (GOLF) 67 Golf Central (N)Morning DriveGolf in AmericaGolf AcademyMasters HighlightsU.S. Open Golf HighlightsFehertyFehertyGolf AcademyGo lf Central (HALL) 39 68 39 39 45 54 Little House on the Prairie (1974) Michael Landon. Little House on the Prairie PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PG (HBO) 302 201 302 302 2 2 Unstoppable We Bought a Zoo: HBO First 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic MA Unknown (2011, Suspense) Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger. An accident victim finds a man using his identity. (In Stereo) PG-13 Its Complicated (2009, Romance-Comedy) Meryl Streep. A divorcee is caught between her ex and an architect. (In Stereo) R (HGTV) 23 57 23 23 42 52Hollywood at Home House HuntersHunters IntlLove It or List It (N) G Love It or List It (N) G House HuntersHunters IntlHGTV Dream Home 2012 G (HIST) 51 25 51 51 32 42American Pickers PG American Pickers PG Pawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGAmerican Pickers (N) PG Pawn Stars PGPawn Stars PGAmerican Pickers PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 24 31 The Perfect Bride (1991, Suspense) Sammi Davis. R The Perfect Teacher (2010, Suspense) David Charvet, Megan Park. A Perfect Murder (1998, Mystery) Michael Douglas. R (LMN) 50 The Alphabet Killer (2008, Crime Drama) Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton. A former cop investigates a murder. R Untraceable (2008, Suspense) Diane Lane, Billy Burke. A killer posts live feeds of his crimes on the Internet. R I Know Who Killed Me (2007, Suspense) Lindsay Lohan. A traumatized young woman claims to be someone else. R (MAX) 320 221 320 320 3 3 RoboCop 2 (1990, Science Fiction) Peter Weller. The futuristic cyborg sets out to destroy a drug kingpin. (In Stereo) R Lottery Ticket (2010, Comedy) Bow Wow, Naturi Naughton. A young man wins a multimillion-dollar prize. (In Stereo) PG-13 Cape Fear (1991, Suspense) Robert De Niro. An ex-convict takes revenge on the lawyer who betrayed him. (In Stereo) R (MSNBC) 42 41 42 42 PoliticsNation (N)Hardball With Chris MatthewsThe Ed Show (N)The Rachel Maddow Show (N)The Last WordThe Ed Show (MTV) 97 66 97 97 39That s ShowThat s ShowRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousnessRidiculousness Jackass 3.5 (2011, Comedy) Johnny Knoxville. (In Stereo) R (NGC) 65 44 53Worlds Deadliest Arms RaceBorder Wars PGGang War USAAlaska State Troopers Alaska Wing Men (N) PGGang War USA (NICK) 28 36 28 28 35 25iCarly G iCarly G BrainSurgeVictorious GSpongeBobSpongeBobThat s ShowThat s ShowGeorge LopezGeorge LopezFriends PGFriends PG (OXY) 44 Bad Girls ClubLove Games: Bad GirlsLove Games: Bad GirlsLove GamesLove Games: Bad GirlsLove Games: Bad GirlsLove Scouts PG (SHOW) 340 241 340 340 Faster (2010, Action) Dwayne Johnson. iTV. An ex-con begins a race against time to avenge his brothers murder. (In Stereo) R Freakonomics (2010) Live action/animated. Filmmakers explore the concepts of a book. PG-13 Casino Jack (2010) Kevin Spacey. iTV Premiere. Jack Abramoff amasses wealth and power before his fall. (In Stereo) R The Company Men (SPEED) 122 112 122 122 Pimp My RidePimp My RidePass TimePass TimeMonster Jam (N)Pass TimePass TimePimp My RidePimp My RideMonster Jam (SPIKE) 37 43 37 37 27 36Ways to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays to DieWays t o Die (SUN) 36 31 36 36 To Be AnnouncedShip Shape TVFishing the FlatsReel Animals GInto the Blue GSaltwater Exp.Florida Sport.Sport FishingSprtsman Adv.To Be Announced (SYFY) 31 59 31 31 26 29Mutant Chron Serenity (2005, Science Fiction) Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres. PG-13 Outlander (2008, Action) James Caviezel, Ron Perlman, Sophia Myles. R Mutant Chron (TBS) 49 23 49 49 16 19King of QueensKing of QueensSeinfeld PGSeinfeld PGFamily Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy 4Family Guy Conan (N) (TCM) 169 53 169 169 30 35 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) Edward G. Robinson. Residents of a small Wisconsin town share joys and sorrows. NR Portrait of Jennie (1948, Romance) Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten. NR The Farmers Daughter (1947, Comedy) Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten. NR The Steel Trap (1952) Joseph Cotten. Premiere. NR (TDC) 53 34 53 53 24 26MythBusters (In Stereo) PG Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) (TLC) 50 46 50 50 29 30Cake Boss: Next Great Baker PGCake Boss: Next Great Baker PGCake Boss: Next Great Baker PGCake Boss: Next Great Baker PG Candy QueenCandy QueenCake Boss: Next Great Baker PG (TNT) 48 33 48 48 31 34Law & Order (DVS)Law & Order By Perjury The Mentalist Bloodstream The Mentalist The Red Mile The Closer Silent Partner The Closer Fresh Pursuit (TRAV) 9 54 9 9 44Bourdain: No ReservationsBourdain: No ReservationsThe Layover Montreal The Layover Amsterdam (N)Bourdain: No ReservationsHidden City PG (truTV) 25 55 25 25 98 98Cops PG Cops PG Worlds Dumbest... Worlds Dumbest... 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However, when I was supposed to meet his daughters, they told him they would chase me away if I visited. The relationship went downhill from there. They threw my possessions into the backyard while we were not home, threatened to kill me, vandalized our house, tried to run me over, ambushed me with a bucket of water when I stepped out the door, were cruel to my dog and more. We moved 2,000 miles away. Now that our parents are getting old, we are thinking of moving back to our hometown to be near our families. But I dont know how to handle his daughters. They text, phone and email their dad, but never acknowledge my existence. We send birthday and Christmas presents from both of us. Their mother and I get along well, but she only chastises them by saying they are exhibiting inappropriate behavior.They still live with her, and I think she is intimidated. My husband owns a farm nearby and we have been trying to sell it, but the daughters use that property and chase all prospective buyers away. We have offered to sell it to them at a good price, but why should they buy it when they can use it for free? We cant afford two house payments. My husband has no leverage with them. He wont do anything that could get them into legal trouble that may affect the rest of their lives. I dont know what to do. Anguished in Oregon Dear Oregon: These spoiled brats have been out of control for years because they have two ineffectual, spineless parents, and there never have been any consequences for their behavior. Your husband can sell the farm by having a broker handle prospective buyers by appointment only. But make it clear to your husband that if they vandalize your home, threaten you or hurt your pets, you will call the police. And he should convey that message to his errant daughters. Dear Annie: My sister Rose and I are as different as night and day. She also is 17 years older than I am. I am now in my late 40s, and although Rose and I get along, there is one thing that causes me grief. Every time we speak, she feels the need to remind me of what a spoiled brat I was when I was a teenager. Shes right. But Im not that way any longer. She makes it clear that she still is not OK with this, so Ive apologized for my teenaged self. Repeatedly. It hurts to know that she cant let it go. I truly love my sister. My question is, should I confront Rose? If not, how do I deal with the continued belittling? Little Sister in California Dear Sister: It might help to talk to Rose. Remind her that you are no longer a spoiled brat, and ask why she is having such a hard time forgiving your teenaged self. Perhaps there is a reason she keeps bringing it up. If she cannot recognize her obsessive behavior or stop it, the best you can do is say, Yes, Rose,and then change the subject. Dear Annie: Heres my two cents about dogsnames. While visiting my daughter, her 4-yearold neighbor asked me, What is your name?When I replied, Lucy,he said, My friend has a dog named Lucy. Unless you make up an original name for your pet, someone will have the same name. I discovered that Lucy is among the top names for dogs. I still laugh about it. Lighten up, people. Lucy in Shreveport, La. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. (Answers tomorrow) Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. OMYOD STIYP FBLAEF CYAREM Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jumble Answer: POUND POUCH STYLUS GALLON Saturdays Jumbles: Answer: Everybody liked to go to Pat Sajaks house because he was a GOOD HOST
C OMICSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 B7 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. 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. 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. Adventures of Tintin (PG) In Real 3D. 2:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:10 p.m. No passes. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:15 p.m. No passes. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) ID required. 12:30 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 12:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m. My Week with Marilyn (R) ID required. 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings and entertainment information. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times subject to change; call ahead. Todays MOVIES OWT UTVFKKFKV FX GHJGPX OCAGP. LGMP J. XWTHHTP TBTMP KTJ UTVFKKFKV YCLTX DMCL XCLT COWTM UTVFKKFKVX TKA. XTKTYG Previous Solution: Years end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Hal Borland (c) 2012 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 1-2 Pickles WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Contemp. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s, s, s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Standards Local RADIO
Cranky croc SYDNEY A giant saltwater crocodile named Elvis with an apparent affinity for household machinery charged at an Australian reptile park worker Wednesday before stealing his lawn mower. Tim Faulkner, operations manager at the Australian Reptile Park, north of Sydney, was one of three workers tending to the lawn in Elvis enclosure when he heard reptile keeper Billy Collett yelp. Faulkner looked up to see the 16-foot, 1,100-pound crocodile lunging out of its lagoon at Collett, who warded the creature off with his mower. Before we knew it, the croc had the mower above his head, Faulkner said. He got his jaws around the top of the mower and picked it up and took it underwater with him. The workers quickly left the enclosure. Elvis, meanwhile, showed no signs of relinquishing his new toy and guarded it closely all morning. Eventually, Faulkner realized he had no other choice but to go back for the mower. Collett lured Elvis to the opposite end of the lagoon with a heaping helping of kangaroo meat while Faulkner plunged, fully clothed, into the water. Before grabbing the mower, however, he had to search the bottom of the lagoon for two 3-inch teeth Elvis lost during the encounter. He quickly found them and escaped from the pool, unharmed and with mower in tow. Though many may question the wisdom of going after a couple of teeth with a massive crocodile lurking just feet away, Faulkner said finding them was critical. They clog up the filter systems, he said. And, he said, Theyre a nice souvenir. Elvis has a history of crankiness and has lunged at staff before, though this is the first time he has stolen something from one of the workers. The croc was initially captured in the northern Australian city of Darwin, where he had been attacking fishing boats. He was then moved to a crocodile farm, where he proceeded to kill his two crocodile girlfriends. In 2008, he was moved to the reptile park, where he has enjoyed solitary confinement in his own enclosure. When they are the dominant croc, theyre just full of testosterone, Faulkner said. Hes got his beautiful own yard, he wants to be a solitary creature. Hes happy. Despite having to give up the lawn mower, Elvis was clearly pleased with himself, Faulkner said. Hes beaten us today ... hes kingpin, Faulkner said. Hes going to be walking around with his chest puffed out all day. As for the staff at the reptile park? I cant lie, the bosses are not going to be happy about the cost of a new lawn mower, Faulkner said with a laugh. (But) we love it. No ones injured ... and when you get scared and it all turns out to be good, its actually quite enjoyable. Nude drive-throughGALESBURG, Ill. Two people who pulled up at a McDonalds drivethrough window in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges. Police in Galesburg said a 19-yearold El Paso man and a 21-year-old Galesburg woman have been released from Knox County Jail after being ordered to appear in court to face the charges. WGIL Radio reported the duo was still in the McDonalds parking lot when officers arrived just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the man was crouched over in the drivers seat trying to pull on a pair of pants while his passenger was covering up in a blanket. WGIL reports the pair told officers the late-night fast-food run might not have been a great idea, but that they both still thought it was funny.$1 million bill LEXINGTON, N.C. Do you have change for a million-dollar bill? Police say a North Carolina man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Wal-Mart. Investigators told the WinstonSalem Journal 53-year-old Michael Fuller tried to buy a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other items. Store employees called police after his insistence the bill was legit, and Fuller was arrested. The largest bill in circulation is $100. The government stopped making bills of up to $10,000 in 1969. Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument. He is in jail on a $17,500 bond, and it isnt clear if he has an attorney. He is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.Cow memorials CHICAGO An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked for permission to buy the markers, one in suburban Chicago and one northwest of Peoria. The group says the signs would pay tribute to the more than 20 cattle killed as a result of negligent driving this year. Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Josh Kauffman says the request will likely be denied because the states Roadside Memorial Act specifies only relatives who lost loved ones in highway crashes may request memorials. Dead birds LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Years Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached. Police in Beebe said dozens of blackbirds had fallen dead, prompting officers to ban residents from shooting fireworks Saturday night. It wasnt immediately clear if fireworks were again to blame, but authorities werent taking a chance. Police were working with animal control workers and others to remove the birds and determine a death count. B8 M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE N ATION/W ORLD Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time! 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Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $23.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 TASHAS TOWING We buy Junk and Unwanted cars. 352-426-4267 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets 4 MALTESE Pups, raised in living room, very sweet, CKC, FL Health Certs. Girls $650 & boys $600. 352 212-4504,212-1258 7 Bullmastiff Puppies Adorable $150. each (352) 257-9508 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 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 Medical Equipment GO GO SCOOTER ELITE like new, fits in auto truck, New $1000. sell $500. (352) 422-4716 Jazzy Scooter, Walker Wheel Chair & Lift Chair, Crystal River (305) 619-0282 Coins HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $23.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Musical Instruments Baldwin Organ FanFare Theater Deluxe, with headphone jack,good condition $300 obo(352) 746-6487 Household HAIR DRYER Salon type hard bonnet portable, 1875 watts. Paid $55, sell for $35. Great condition. Call 382-3847 Fitness Equipment Aero Pilates Performer. Model 55-4298A Includes neck pad and cardio rebounder. Like new cond. $150. 352-746-1644. ELECTRIC TREADMILL PROFORM XL CROSSWALK all electronics power incline it even works the arms new years resolution? 250.00 637 5171 Sporting Goods Brunswick Air Hockey Game $500.obo 352-302-8265 CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Charter Arms .38 Undercover Special like new $325 352-746-0100 CLUB CAR $1,500 352-344-8516 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 Hunting Bow Hoyt Trykon hardly used,(bad shoulder) Like new, viper sights, ACC Arrows w/ rage broadheads $450. (352) 527-2792 MARLIN 22Lever action, Golden, M-39, nice rifle $300 (352) 563-2988 Pool Table 4x8Brand New all accessories $750 obo (352)30-8265 SHUFFLE BOARDTable, all accessories $450. obo 352-302-8265 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers EZ PULL TRAILERS,Utility & Enclosed BUY, SELL, TRADE Custom Built, Parts, Tires, Whls, Repairs, Trailer Hitches 16 Car Trailer, Reg. $1765 CASH $1695. Stehl Tow Dollies $895 ( limited supply) w/brks $1195 Hwy 44 Crystal River 352-564-1299 Plants 3 SAGO PALMS $30 you dig call Walter @ 352-364-2583 CREPE MYRTLES Very nice crepes, many to choose from $50 Greenhouse full of plants call 352-257-3870 General 2 SHEETS DIAMOND PLATE each 11x4 $50 for both call Walter @ 352-364-2583 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES BOOK SET. $25. obo (352) 527-2085 AQUARIUM 10 GALLON WITH ACCESSORIES INCLUDES ROUND TABLE $50 352-613-0529 AQUARIUM LIGHT 48 inch Coralife dual florescent 65Watt. Cost $100 sell for $20 Call 746-1017 BARBECUE GAS WITH COVER GOOD CONDITION $40 352-613-0529 BRADFORD EXCHANGE 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 Danish style room divider with provision for a bar, excel cond $100 Moving must sell! (352) 726-5692 DOG SNUGGIE $5.00(352) 527-2085 email@example.com ELECTRIC KNIFE. bo (352) 527-2085 Folding PINGPONG TABLE with wheels. $40.00 352-746-4028 GAS GRILL kenmore used about 12 times. $75 obo 352-637-0663 HARVARD CLASSICS $99(352) 527-2085 Home safe, new in box 15x18x22, black, 5 compartments, $200 (352) 795-9146 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 KAMIEN MUSIC APPRECIATION TEXTBOOK. $25. (352) 527-2085 LUGGAGE 25 wheeled Delsey lite weight. Paid $100, sell for $45. Call 382-3847. MR. COFFEE COFFEE GRINDER. bo (352) 527-2085 PRO COMP TIRES 35x20 great condition. 380.00 all 4. 352 302 7451 Queen Sealey Mattress & box springs with brass head board like new $300. Elipical work out machine$300 Like new(352) 464-5657 SEWING MACHINE JANOME DC 4030 Like new. Bought Apr., 2011. Used 6 months. Orig. Cost was $699. $500 OBO 352-746-7355 SILVER PLATED CHAFING DISH. $20. obo (352)527-2085 Sofa Loveseat Chair & ottoman flowered design $350.(352) 302-1685 352-302-1112 Mike or Mary TEDDY BEAR CHILDS BACKPACK. donation (352) 527-2085 VARIOUS CDS, TAPES. donation. (352) 527-2085 VINTAGE AVON KENZIE DOLL IN BOX. $20. obo. (352) 527-2085 VINTAGE CHILDS 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 ZODIAC BARRACUDA G3. $75 (352) 527-2085 Furniture COFFEE TABLE OVAL wood with glass top. Excellent condition $85. Pine Ridge 352-270-3909 COMFORTS OF HOME USED FURNITURE www. comfortsofhomeused furniture.com, 795-0121 COUCH/HIDE-A-BED 75Lx34W Fair cond. $45. 3526340422 Crescent shape sectional couch seats 6, tan $200. (352) 382-1541 Dark wood bedroom set, full/queen size headboard(no bed), dresser, chest of drawers, mirror, nightstand,$175 for all Call after 10am.628-4766 DESK CHAIR Very old dark wood. Good condition $40. Pine Ridge 352-270-3909 Dining Room Table 6 chairs extra leaf excellent Condition $250. (352) 563-1837 King bedroom set,triple dresser, mirror,lamps, mattress, box spgs, nightstands $400 all Lazyboy reclinerdouble sofa$200 (352) 726-5692 LOVESEAT FABRIC IN Excellent condition Clean and Comfy $75. OBO 352-621-0175 PAULS FURNITURE Now open Tues-Sat. 352-628-2306 paulsfurnitureonline.com Preowned Mattress Sets from Twin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 QUEEN SIZED MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING $40 good condition call Walter @ 352-364-2583 Recliners 2 custom made, multi color strip, like new $300 each (352) 382-4912 SERTA QUEEN-SIZE MATTRESS Like new! $60 Phone: (352) 344 2558 SLEEPER LOVESEAT Twin Size Clean good condition $50. OBO 352-621-0175 SLEEPER SOFA & RECLINER Flex Steel neutral color very good condition $250.00 Recliner neutral color good condition $100.00 352-628-2579 SOLID OAK ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE 48 diam beautiful grain great shape $100 firm 352-897-4154 WARDROBE CABINET 48W X 73T X 21D. Good shape. $50. 3526340422 Garden/Lawn Supplies 6 TALL HOLLY TREES very nice for the price $50. Other plants available call 352-257-3870 9 TALL LITTLE GEM MAGNOLIAS very nice 1/2 the price of store $75 other plants available call 352-257-3870 CREPE MYRTLES very nice crepes, many to choose from $50 Greenhouse full of plants call 352-257-3870 JOHN DEERERoiding 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 Snapper riding lawn mower with attached spreader and thatcher $250, moving must sell! (352) 726-5692 Torro Self Propelled, 6.5 HP,needs a little work w/attachments, $75(352) 795-9146 Plants 6 TALL HOLLY TREES Very nice for the price $50. Other plants available. call 352-257-3870 9 TALL LITTLE GEM MAGNOLIAS very nice, 1/2 the price of store $75 other plants available call 352-257-3870 Appliances GE 18.2 cu ft. Refrigerator w/ ice maker $125. (352) 613-3879 Refrigerator Whirlpool, side by side with ice maker, electric range self cleaning, glass top over stove microwave, frigidaire, 8 yrs old. bisque excel cond. All for $650. 352-746-3171 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 condition. Can deliver. 352 263-7398 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Jan. 5 Estate Auction Prev:12 Auction 3pm Outside only w/great variety of furnishing, tools & surprises! SUN. JAN. 8 Antique & Collectible Auction Prev:10 Auction 1pm Estate jewelry, coins, furniture-Victorian to Mid Century, rugs, Art, pottery, crystal, MORE!DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Tools 12 VOLT DEWALT DRILL batteries, charger, case, like new $65 352-897-4154 BLACK & DECKER MINI-CANISTERR VAC Used Once $20 352-637-3636 CORDLESS BLACK & DECKER WEEDEATER Used Once great condition 352-637-3636 MILWAUKEE 1/2 IN DRIVER DRILL 18 V & 2 new batteries,charger,case.Like new. $130 firm 352-897-4154 TVs/Stereos 27-IN SYMPHONIC TV $40 Phone: (352) 344 2558 Computers/ Video COMPUTER PRINTER Lexmark 3300 series, older model but works, needs ink cartridges. $10. Call 746-1017 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 ROUTER/MODEM Gateway router/modem. Go wireless. Includes eternet wire, and filters. $10.00 Call 746-1017 SEAGATE MEDIA PLAYER STCea201 $55. Internet, photos, music on TV. 637-6191 Furniture **** SOFA **** 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. Brand New Hope Chesthave to see to believe.moving and dont have room $50 352-637-3636 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 Week Courses! PHYSICAL REHAB TECH $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. MEDICAL ASSISTANT ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300 taylorcollege.edu (352) 245-4119 NOW ENROLLING For January 2012 Classes BARBER COSMETOLOGY FACIAL FULL SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/NAIL EXT. MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of Beauty New Port Richey/ Spring Hill727-848-8415 352-263-2744 Business Opportunities 8 MOBILE HOMES 12 AC., Good Income Lots of Possibilities (352) 212-6182 Antiques SOLID OAK ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE 48 diam. beautiful grain great shape $100 firm 352-897-4154 Collectibles NUMEROUS CHRISTMAS SNOWBUDDIES ADORABLE and other Christmas decos also $20 for all 352-637-3636 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Appliances 2 Kenmore Freezerschest 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 $2,500 352-746-4394 Lic.&Ins. CAC 057914 Eden Pure Infrared Heater Model #1000 remote control, like new paid $472. Sell $200 (352) 270-3824
B10 M ONDAY, J ANUARY2, 2012 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 436-0102 MCRN1/9 meeting Beverly Hills Advisory CouncilPUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Beverly Hills Advisory Council will meet on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 10:00 oclock A.M. at the Beverly Hills Civic Center, One Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Florida, 34465, to conduct business of the Beverly Hills Municipal Service Benefit Unit. Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrators Office, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450, (352) 341-6560, at least two (2) days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD Telephone (352) 341-6580. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Advisory Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. By: Rosella Hale, Chairwoman BEVERLY HILLS MSBU January 2, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices 435-0102 MCRN Ordinances CPA 11-L3; CPA 11-L4-Town of Inglis PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARINGS TO REVIEW PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA SERVING AS THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE TOWN OF INGLIS, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Chapters 163 and 166, Florida Statutes and Section 34-42, of the Town of Inglis Land Development Regulations, comments, objections and recommendations regarding the following described proposed amendments to the text and Future Land Use Map of the Town of Inglis Comprehensive Plan and the Official Zoning Map, Town of Inglis, Florida will be heard by the Planning Commission of the Town of Inglis, Florida, at hearings on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m ., or as soon thereafter as these matters can be heard. The hearings will be conducted in the Town of Inglis, Town Hall located at 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida. Public Hearing will be held for CPA11-L3, an application by Robert H. Allen, Jr. and Barbara L. Allen to amend the Future Land Use Map from Conservation to Single Family Residential-Low Density and Z11-5, an application by Robert H. Allen and Barbara L. Allen to amend the Towns Zoning Map, by changing the zoning designation on the following described property from Residence Conservation (RC-1) to Residence District (R-1). The 11.67 Acre property is located at the North side of Young Dr. -East of Lee Rd. (Parcel Number 0302800800) Public Hearing will be held for CPA11-L4, an application by the Town of Inglis to amend the text of the Town of Inglis Comprehensive Plan, amending comprehensive plan policy relating to the development review process. At the hearings, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed amendments. Copies of said proposed amendments as described above will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida, Any person requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Town Clerk at (352) 447-2203 (TDD) at least three days in advance. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at a public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; said record including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. January 2, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 434-0102 MCRN Barretto, Michael Angelo 2011-CP-731 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2011-CP-731 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Michael Angelo Barretto a/k/a Michael Barretto a/k/a Michael Angelo Baretto a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto Ramos a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto a/k/a Miguel A. Barreto Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Michael Angelo Barretto a/k/a Michael Barretto a/k/a Michael Angelo Baretto a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto Ramos a/k/a Miguel Angel Barreto a/k/a Miguel A. Barreto, deceased, whose date of death was August 11, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 26, 2011. Personal Representative: Elizabeth Anne Barretto 6310 N. Obsidian Circle, Crystal River, FL 34428 Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Michael Evans, Florida Bar No. 251674 Attorney for Elizabeth Anne Barretto 20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Florida 34431 Telephone: (352) 489-2889 Fax: (352) 489-0852 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012. 437-0109 MCRN Hillenburg, William Eugene 2011-CP-669 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 2011-CP-669 IN RE: The Estate of: WILLIAM EUGENE HILLENBURG, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of William Eugene Hillenburg, deceased, whose date of death was May 16, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2011-CP-669, the address of which is Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (3) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: January 2, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Debra Hillenburg 265 Venice E. Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ George R. McLain Florida Bar No. 115510 1800 Second Street, #735, Sarasota, Florida 34236 (941) 365-4174 January 2 and 9, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 0009XRV Motorcycles HARLEY DAVIDSON2002 Low Rider 14,000 miles, one owner, lots of extras. $9500.00 352-560-3731 Harley Davidson Trike 09, HOT DEAL M ake your Honey Happy for Christmas like new 3K mis. garage kept only $25K 813-917-1632 (352) 628-6224 HONDA 1996 CR 250R Great Shape, Adult Ridden, Never Ra ced. $1100.00 Firm Call 352-895-3311 Just Scooters -Sales & Service.We work on Chinese scooters! 352-201-7451 KAWASKI 2011Vulcan 900 LP low miles, many extras 50 mpg $7,499. obo over 1000s in options (352) 697-2760 Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-00472009 Yamaha Vstar 650 EXTRA CLEAN $4,200 352-330-0047 1990 HARLEY TOUR GLIDECHEAP $5,995.00 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE TRIKE LOW MILES $19,995.00 WWW.LUCKYUCYCLES. COM 2003 HONDA SHADOW VT1100 LOADED, WE FINANCE $3,995.00 2010 HARLEY ULTRA CLASSIC EXTRA CLEAN, ABS $17,995.00 Sport/Utility Vehicles 07 LIBERTY 29K mi 4X2 new tires needs window regulator fixed $11K email email@example.com 1993 FORD EXPLORER XLT2WD, Green with Tan int, 183K mi. Driven daily, must sell. $1200/OBO 341-5770 Hyundai 04Santa FE. 100k mis. good cond. $1200 ubnder blue book $5500. 352-422-0751 4x4s Classic Jeep CJ-5 runs great w/many new parts. 3 speed, straight six. New clutch linkage, radiator, water pump, belts, hoses, mast cyc. brks. battery, exhaust,bucket seats, console & more. Bikini top & tow bar incl. Very low mileage, Goodrich mud tires. Recently serviced, oil, transmission & differentials This Jeep was my baby. Driven regularly & a lot of fun. $5200 (352) 586-3107 Vans Dodge Grand Caravan,runs good, looks good, $2000 (352) 344-4229 Motorcycles 2005 HD UltraClassic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $15000 OBO 352-563-6327or 860-3481 Harley Davidson 04 $9700., Bagger Crystal River Cell (727) 207-1619 Cars TOYOTA 03Silver Camry XLE, 4 dr 4 cyl. auto 82k mi. REDUCE D for quick sale $8200 (352) 795-0381 TOYOTA 05Camry XLE, 63K miles excellent condition new tires $12,000 (352) 302-6313 TOYOTA, PRIUS Under 50K miles, pkge 5 leather seats $17,350 (352) 746-3663 Classic Vehicles Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Trucks FORD 08Diesel Lariat super duty low miles, fleetwood 5th whl. K bed. 4 slides, firepl $45K obo (352) 341-1347 Happy New Year Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Boats 20ft Pontoon 2000 Fiesta Fish N Fun no carpet, fiberglass flr, 85 Yamaha Galv. trlr $6,500. 352-613-8453 BAYLINER1994, 22 ft., $3,500 (352) 503-6586 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 PROLINE 21 Cuddy, full transom, w/brack, 150 HP Yam., Bimini, VHF, porta pot, dep. finder, trailer $5,900. (352) 382-3298 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com WE NEED BOATSSOLD AT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE 352-795-1119Mercury Auth Parts and Service US 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall) Recreation Vehicles I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 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 Campers/ Travel Trailers 2004 Homes Motor Cycle HaulerTrailer 12 x 6 Like New $1,900 (716) 969-2781 2011 Grand Junction 5 wheel, 36 ft, 4 slides, w/Bumper to bumper for 16 years, too many extras to list! $47,000 (603) 991-8046 32 foot KZ toyhaule r, 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 RVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 JAYCO2005 Jay Feather LGT 25Z New tires/brakes; sleeps 6;new queen mattress; shower/tub; stove/oven; refrig/sep freezer; lots of storage. Like new $9,500 priced below blue book retail see in Inglis 352-447-5434 SUN LITE 8FT, 1400 lbs., slide in pop up camper, like new. Paid $8,000 asking $2,500 or trade? (352) 697-3236 WILDERNESS 27 ft. (fiberglass) 1 slide out, Q.bed deluxe upgrades, slps 6 Well Maintained $11,500 (352) 344-4087 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot LARRYS AUTO SALES, Hwy 19... 352 564-8333 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 Happy New Year Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 Cars CHRYSLER Seabring, Convertible, loaded, 43K mi white w/ gray top $8,500 (352) 860-1426 FORD 2004 Mustang Convertible-V6 50,000 miles,excellent condition,2 year Warranty $10,900 352-628-6731 Happy New Year Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org LINCOLN 2001 Town Car, new tires & brakes, runs good $3,500. obo (352) 533-3147 NISSAN Altima 6800 k miles, loaded, smells new. Warranty until 2014. Health forces sale $17,950 (352) 513-4257 Saturn 9559K mis. Blue ox hitch 5 spd.4 dr. standard 35MPG, clean car $2500 (352) 564-2756 Citrus County Homes Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spacious 3/2/2 Rent $800/mo or purchase $125K neg 908-322-6529 Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 Whether you are buying or selling your home, you need a Realtor you can rely on. Call Bonita Amonte, Realtor Cell (386)562-6665 amonte08 @gmail.com Plantation Realty Inc 1250 N. Country Club Drive Crystal River, Fl. 34429 Office (352) 795-0784 Fax: (352) 795-2887 Out of Town Real Estate McMinn Co, TN 3 bedroom. 2 bath. 2003 doublewide perm found on 13.8AC, 20X20-2-bay garage, inside rural ctylimts. May consider trade for property in CR area. Beautiful Mtn Views & abundant game. Fruit trees HUGE yard. Quiet area close to I75, Chattanooga, TN & Atlanta, GA. NO Lease/NO Rent. $180,000.00 firstname.lastname@example.org Waterfront Homes 2/2, Garage, heated pool/spa, 8500 Gospel Isl. Road, Inverness $125,000 Owner financing, email for photo, email@example.com. com (727) 415-7728 CRYSTAL RIVER/OZELLO REDUCED! 2+/2/2 Open floor plan, Hardwood floors, www.waterfrontozello.co m or 352-563-5527 Thank You To All Our Loyal Clients Happy Holidays Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 Vacant Property CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Citrus County Land LAND 1.5 acres fenced partially cleared, on 480 in Homosassa across from firehouse. water sewer are avail. MUST SEE!!! 352-382-0535 Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Boat Accessories BOAT LIFTSingle Pole, 1500 lb. capacity. $900 obo 352-613-8453 EVINRUDE 120HP1988 oil injected, power tilt, strong motor, runs great, must see! $1000 (352) 795-4240 Boats ProKat 20 ft140 HP Suzuki 4 strokelow hours, very clean, Magic alum tandem trailer, VHF, Depth, GPS, Windless anchor $18k obo (352) 464-4877 Proline 17 ft 4 stroke 90 HP Suzuki, very low hours, ready to fish trailer & more $13,500 352-795-3894 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 equiped 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 Hernando Homes 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 Inverness Homes 117 S Lunar Terrace 2 bedroom. 2 bath. Enclosed FR, Garage & Carport,Large Yard. UPDATED MUST SEE $74.900 352-344-9290 firstname.lastname@example.org. com 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. To viewwww.InvernessPool Home. FSBOnetusa.com FOR SALE OR LEASE2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value 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: email@example.com INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Crystal River Homes CRYSTAL RIVER 4/2 1950 SQ FT ON A DEAD END ROAD 69K 352-257-3164 Homosassa Homes Ready to Move In 4/2/1, scr ingound pool sitting on 2 lots fenced,, close to town, nice area $135K (352) 628-9483 Sugarmill Woods Buying or Selling REAL ESTATE,Let Me Work For You!BETTY HUNT, REALTOR ERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc.352 586-0139 hunt4houses68 @yahoo.com www.bettyhunts homes.com. Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. DEB INFANTINEMERRY CHRISTMAS and THANK YOU!! To all my Customers & Co-workers who make my business a SUCCESS! Real Estate!... its what I do.ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com Rent or Sale LECANTO RENT TO BUY! 3BD 2.5 BA. Lrg Garage on 1 acre (mol) (352) 344-9436 Rooms For Rent CRYSTAL RIVERShare my home $85/wk. includes elect, sat dish 352-563-1465/212-1960 Real Estate For Sale FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL UNIQUE & HISTORIC HOMES, SMALL TOWN COUNTRY LIFESTYLE OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989 LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCH www. crosslandrealty.com (352) 726-6644 Crossland Realty Inc. PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Commercial Real Estate Homosassa 2,400 sq ft. Commercial bld. 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. Veterans Dr. Located in Suncoast Ind. Park. 159K Nevin Jenkins 352-302-8100 Beverly Hills Homes 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath includes, priv. suit, fenced yrd. new roof, dble carport, $57, 700 (352) 464-0641 (239) 298-0076 Citrus Hills Homes REDUCED TO $139,000 2BR/2BA house with heated pool & fireplace on 1 acre lot in Citrus Hills. Exc. cond. Owner finance with D/P + approved credit. Call 304-673-0110 or 304-673-5550. Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO 1/1Furnished $100/wk., $300 Sec., $400 moves in. 352-465-0871 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses BEVERLY HILLS2/1, 20 S. Osceola, $525. mo. 352-697-1907 HERNANDO 2/1 $500. mo. Skip Craven, Broker /Owner 352-464-1515 Specializing in Sugarmill Woods Rentals Debe Johns Brkr/Assoc/PRM Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty Property Manager (352) 382-2700 www. coldwellbankernext generation.com See what a Professional Residential Manager can do for you. Rent: Houses Furnished Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEV. HILLS 2/1.5Fr Rm+ Gar.CHA, shed $550. (352) 795-1722 CITRUS SPRINGS Newer 3/2/1 Lg Mast suite $695 352-697-3133 CITRUS SPRINGSNewer 3/2/2, tile flrs, nice area, across rails to trails $825. no pets (352) 598-0235 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/1 + Family Room $650 + dep 464-2716 DUNNELLON 3/2/1 RENT TO OWNOwner help w/ finan. RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm HERNANDO 3/2/1,lg scr porch fencd yd. Pets. OK (352) 201-1675 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/lst/dp. 352-344-0505 INVERNESS 2/1/1 Very clean well maintained Lease. $750 mo., Fst, lst, sec. Near schools, Hospital. 4212 S Apopka, 561-395-5735 INVERNESS Large 2/2/1 fenced yard, pet w/ additnal fee. 1st & sec $700 mo. 352-422-5482 Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rent or Sale CITRUS SPRINGS Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom Built Pool Home on acre 2700 sf. MOVE SPECIAL $699. 352-489-3997 Mobile Homes In Park INVERENESS 55 + Comm. 14X54 MH, 2/1 55 carport w/deck, front scr room w/storage shed, CHA part furn, W/D, Reduce to $6K, 352-344-1002 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 WESTWIND VILLAGE55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Sale or Rent CRYSTAL RIVER2/1 on land, remodeled rent $600. long or short Sell $54K OBO (352) 307-4564 Rock Cr Canyon Area3/2 DW, 6acres fenced, gated, Rent or Buy owner financing avail (352) 302-4546 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 House, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 Agent (352) 382-1000 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. 3BR House $800., 352-563-9857 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 HOMOSASSA 1BR $125 Wk Incls all 1st & Lst (352) 382-5661 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 CRYSTAL RIVERNewly Remodeled 1/1 all util. incl,d. $575 mo. + Sec. 352-634-5499 FLORAL CITYFREE Use of boat ramp, fishing dock, canoe & Jon boat rentals. 1 BR unit avail. walk to river Trails End Camp, A Friendly Place to Live 352-726-3699 FLORAL OAKS APTSNOW RENTING 352-860-0829 62 + OR DISABLED With or Without Children. Central heat /air Water, & Sewer Incl Laundry Facilites On-Site Management 1 & 2 BD Apts. 8092 S. Floral Oaks Cir Floral City Fl 34436 TDD #771 EOE/Provider 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 Business Locations CRYSTAL RIVERComm. Storefront, very clean 1000 SF, exc. loc. Hwy 19 Downtown $795/mo 352-634-2528 Condos/Villas For Rent INVERNESS 2/2/1 Heat Pool/wtr frt comm $600. mo 317-442-1063 INVERNESS 2/2/1 VillaWash/dry pool $600.352-464-2731