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INSIDE JANUARY 23, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 169 50 CITRUS COUNTY Legendary: Penn State coaching icon Paterno dead at 85 /B1 ELECTION 2012: On top Newt Gingrichs win in South Carolina means vindication./ Page A7www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics....................B7 Crossword................B6 Editorial..................A10 Entertainment..........B5 Horoscope................B5 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B5 Movies......................B7 Obituaries................A6 TV Listings................B7 Classifieds................B8 ONLINE POLL: Your choice?Do you favor a statewide law establishing a standardized decibel level for airboats? A.Yes. That way airboaters know theyre in compliance where ever they travel in the state. B.No. Municipalities should be able to set noise levels deemed appropriate for their communities. C.Yes. But only if its far less than the 107decibel level said to be the equivalent the noise of a power mower from 3 feet away. D.No. There should be no restrictions on airboat noise. To vote, visit www. chronicleonline.com. Click on the word Opinion in the menu to see the poll. Results will appear next Monday. Find last weeks online poll results./ Page A4 MONDAYHIGH 78 LOW 52 Partly sunny. Winds around 5 mph PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morning NEWS BRIEFS LOCAL EFFORTS: Give blood Find out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./ Page A8Get food Area groups offer low-cost food options and free meals each week./ Page A8 Hospital shows documents M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS A former business manager at Citrus Memorial Health System who filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against the hospital was fired in 2010 for writing off his own medical expenses, according to CMHS personnel records. Randy Stein, who was hired at CMHS in October 2008 as director of business services, lost his job less than two years later when officials discovered he gave himself a courtesy writeoff of more than $17,000 in medical charges for services he and his son received at the hospital. The hospital fired Stein for gross misconduct, according to his personnel file. The Chronicle reviewed Steins file as the result of a public records request. Stein, who lives in Coral Springs, could not be found for comment. His attorney, John Newcomer, did not return phone calls for comment. In a federal lawsuit that became public in December, Stein claimed the hospital billed inpatient services to Medicare for patients who had not been admitted to the hospital. His lawsuit seeks $7 million in damages that would be split between him and the U.S. government. Stein said he brought the billing errors to his supervisors attention and he was ignored. He said he changed the billing procedures, costing the hospital $200,000 in Medicare payments. That action led supervisors to fire him on Report: CMHS whistleblower fired for financial misconduct See HOSPITAL / Page A4 Officials: Facilitys closing wont impact Baker Act transports M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS The closing of a Hernando County mental-health center should have no impact on the Citrus County Sheriffs Office transporting of Baker Act patients, a spokeswoman said. The Harbor, in Brooksville, will close its 10-bed crisis stabilization unit at the end of this month due to under-utilization, according to a published report. It is one of two facilities where Citrus County deputies now transport Baker Act patients. Most go to The Centers in Ocala. Sheriffs spokeswoman Gail Tierney said Springbrook Hospital in Brooksville, on the same road as The Harbor, accepts Baker Act patients. She said transports from Floral City or the Homosassa areas will likely go to Springbrook after Jan. 31 The Florida Mental Health Act, known as the Baker Act, allows people to be taken for mental-health evaluation against their will if they show a likelihood of harming themselves or others. They can be held up to 72 hours as health officials decide on a care plan. In 2011, Citrus County deputies handled 855 Baker Act cases. By state law, Tierney said, the sheriffs office is required to transport all involuntary patients to the nearest facility. There is no facility in Citrus County that accepts Baker Act patients. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. Associated Press This video image provided Sunday by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shows Giffords announcing her plans to resign. Giffords announced she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago. Giffords to resign from House D AVIDE SPO AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country. I dont remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice, the Democratic lawmaker said on a video posted without prior notice on her Facebook page. Im getting better. Every day my spirit is high, she said. I have more work to do on my recovery. So to do whats best for Arizona, I will step down this week. Giffords was shot in the head and grievously wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz. Her progress had seemed remarkable, to the point she was able to walk dramatically into the House chamber last August to cast a vote. Her shooting prompted an agonizing national debate about super-charged rhetoric in political campaigns, although the man charged in the shooting later turned out to be mentally ill. In Washington, members of Congress were told to pay more attention to their physical security. Legislation was introduced to ban high-capacity ammunition clips, although it never advanced. Under state law, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer must call a special election to fill out the remainder of Giffords term, which ends at the end of 2012. House Speaker John See RESIGN / Page A5 Going to be a good year MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Realtor Sarah Spencer recently took over as the Citrus County Realtors Association president and says the real estate market is improving. She heads the association that has more than 500 members. Countys Realtors see positive outlook for real estate in 2012 S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterAfter a tumultuous marketplace in 2010 and only a slightly better one in 2011, things are looking bright for the local real estate market in 2012. Its exciting to be a Realtor in Citrus County in 2012, said Sarah Spencer, the new president of the Realtors Association of Citrus County. As things wrapped up in 2011, Spencer said everything was moving in a positive direction, indicating 2012 may be the year people see much more stability in the market. Sales were up 8 percent and overall inventory was down 16 percent, she explained, though singlefamily home prices still dropped. Nevertheless, it is to be expected as people still work to sell their homes, she said. Youll always have a group who has to sell, she said. The trend in tightening inventory continues as the months of inventory dropped 21 percent to 9 months in December. Kevin Cunningham, past president of the Realtors Association of Citrus County and broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty One in Lecanto, stated Thursday that people would probably notice things getting better, especially when it comes to home prices, going into the second quarter of the year. As he continues to see indicators that prices have bottomed out, there is no place to go but up. And as he sees home prices improving in other places throughout the country, he said it is only a matter of time until it reaches Florida, which was the hardest hit in the nation with foreclosures. With fewer foreclosures now, Cunningham said banks are pushing Realtors to do short sales. According to the National Association of Realtors, a short sale is a sales transaction in which the Home sales up at end of dismal year D EREK K RAVITZ AP Real Estate WriterWASHINGTON Home sales in December reached their highest pace in nearly a year. The gain coincided with other signs the troubled housing market improved at the end of last year. Analysts cautioned sales remain historically low and it will take years for the home market to return to full health. Still, the third straight monthly sales increase was encouraging. And economists noted conditions are in place for further gains this year: Prices have declined. Mortgage rates have never been lower. Homebuilders are slightly more hopeful because more people are saying they might be open to buying this year. And home construction picked up in the final quarter of last year. Theres no denying that home sales are still very low and will remain low for a few years, said Paul Dales, an economist with Capital Economics. But after having risen in each of the last three months ... it is clear that a housing recovery is now well under way. Sales of previously occupied homes rose 5 percent to a seasonally adjusted See REALTORS / Page A5 See SALES / Page A5 Anna Jo Drive in Inverness to close at CR 581 Motorists need to be aware of a pending traffic detour at the intersection of County Road 581 and Anna Jo Drive as a turn lane project continues in Inverness. The construction will take place Monday, Jan. 23. Contractors will temporarily close Anna Jo Drive at the intersection of County Road 581 to install a new storm pipe during daylight hours, but reopen to traffic after dark. Local traffic will be detoured with marked routes around the closure. County Road 581 traffic flow will not be affected by this con struction. The completion date for the entire project is scheduled for March 20. For more information, call Lindsay Ubinas, public information officer, at 352-527-5484. Home sales rise Existing home sales rose 5 percent in December, 3.6 percent higher than they were a year ago. SOURCE: National Association of Realtors Seasonally adjusted annual rate December 4.61 million AP 2 3 4 5 6 million 20072008200920102011
R ICHARD G. THOMAS Voterama in CongressWASHINGTON The Tea Party was the most dynamic policy force in Congress for most of the 2011 session, but ended the year in a legislative flop that raised questions as to whether the movements influence on Capitol Hill has begun to wane. Tea Partiers were the driving force behind two large budget-cutting packages that GOP leaders negotiated with President Obama and congressional Democrats. In both cases, their winning strategy was to demand outlandishly high spending cuts and repudiate tax increases then threaten to seriously disrupt government operations if the other side didnt go along. Id like to see us win on the merits of the arguments, but sometimes youve got to win on the drama, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, said in an interview. At its core, the congressional Tea Party consists of 60 House Republicans elected in November 2010 on radical anti-government platforms. Once in office, they set their sights on slashing federal spending, as a share of the economy, to pre1965 (Great Society) levels. As the legislative year unfolded, just about every other member of the GOP caucus jumped aboard on most major issues. Along with agency budgets, the movements favorite targets were the 2010 health law (which they attacked in at least 12 votes), Environmental Protection Agency laws and rules (at least nine votes) and any initiative by President Obama, even his troop deployments over Libya. During floor debate in June, Rep. Sam Farr, DCalif., told a Tea Party adversary you know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Farenthold later said the remark shows a misunderstanding of the Tea Party. Theres a lot of value to government programs, but the question is is it something appropriate for government to be doing at all? The Tea Partys brand of hardball worked in April, when its threat to shut down the government compelled Democrats to swallow much deeper cuts than they wanted in fiscal 2011 discretionary spending. The strategy won in August when Tea Partiers allowed the U.S. debt ceiling to rise and the government to avert default only in exchange for Democratic support of the draconian Budget Control Act. That law set in motion between $2.7 trillion and $4 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years that critics say will decimate the social safety net as well as programs that have helped build the American middle class. The Tea Part responds by cutting spending they are saving the economy. I rise to congratulate the Tea Party for extorting a deal made in their image and their image alone, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said on the House floor. But Tea Partiers, even those such as Farenthold who voted for it, saw the Budget Control Act as badly flawed. The success ... is overshadowed by the massive increase in the debt ceiling that allowed it to happen, he said. Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks, a Tea Party patron, denounced the law on his groups website as not the serious reform Tea Partiers demanded in November 2010. Kibbe said he much prefers the Housepassed Cut, Cap, Balance bill, which allows Congress to raise the debt ceiling only after it sends a balanced-budget constitutional amendment to the states, and which would etch in the Constitution a two-thirds-majority hurdle for raising taxes. At years end, House Tea Partiers overplayed their hand by blocking an extension of Social Security payroll-tax cuts unless they were paid for by another round of deep spending cuts. But they ended their holdout, and sided with Obama, when Republican voices such as The Wall Street Journal editorial page lampooned them for having maneuvered the party of low taxes into a stance of opposing a major tax cut for 160 million workers. The editorial was headlined: The GOP Tax Cut Fiasco. We had the better policy, Farenthold said. I dont see how we lost that PR battle, but theres no question that we lost. The House conducted 949 roll-call votes in 2011 and the Senate 235. This report boils that activity down to 24 key votes that show lawmakers stands on many of the major issues that sharply divide Democrats and Republicans as a presidential and congressional election year gets underway. Several of the spotlighted votes occurred on issues advocated by Tea Party members.In the House 1. Climate-Change Science: Voting 184-240, members on April 6 refused to embrace the Environmental Protection Agencys scientific findings...that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare. A yes vote backed the amendment to HR 910. Rich Nugent, No. 2. Greenhouse Gases: Members on April 7 passed, 255-172, a bill denying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) power to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change and challenging the science upon which those regulations are based. A yes vote was to pass HR 910. Nugent, Yes. 3. The Paul Ryan Budget: Members on April 15 passed, 235-193, a GOP budget for 2012 and later years that would gradually privatize Medicare, raise the Medicare eligibility age, convert Medicaid to a blockgrant program, reduce annual deficits and per manently extend the Bush-era tax cuts. A yes vote backed a fiscal plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (HCR 34) Nugent, Yes. 4. Expanded Offshore Drilling: Members on May 12 approved, 243-179, energy drilling in several Outer Continental Shelf regions where it is now barred for environmental reasons. A yes vote backed a bill (HR 1231) to start drilling, in part, off much of the Atlantic Coast, southern California and the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Nugent, Yes. 5. Derivatives Regulations: Members on June 16 voted, 231-189, to delay for at least one year what would be the first federal regulation of the derivatives trading at the heart of the 2008 financial collapse. The rules are part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. A yes vote was to delay regulation. (HR 2112) Nugent, Yes. 6. Patent-Law Overhaul: Members on June 23 approved, 304-117, the first overhaul of U.S. patent law since 1952, a bill that switched from first to invent to first to file the rule for giving priority to competing applications. A yes vote backed a bill to help the United States Patent and Trademark Office reduce its backlog of 700,000 applications. (HR 1249) Nugent, Yes. 7. Libya Funds Cutoff: Members on June 24 defeated, 180-238, a bill to end funding for direct U.S. military involvement in the NATO-led war over Libya, which was then in progress. A yes vote was to end funding of U.S. operations except search-and-rescue and aerial-refueling missions. (HR 2278) Nugent, No. 8. Consumer Protection Bureau: Members on July 21 voted, 241-173, to make it easier for a Treasury oversight board to block actions by the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A yes vote was to pass a bill (HR 1315) enabling the board to kill rules by majority votes instead of the twothirds majorities required by law. Nugent, Yes. 9. Budget Control Act: Members on Aug. 1 passed, 269-161, a bill that raised the national-debt ceiling by $2.7 trillion to $17 trillion when it became law the next day, while requiring at least $2.7 trillion in deficit reduction by 2021. A yes vote was to pass the Budget Control Act, which effectively barred tax increases as tools for reducing deficits. (S 365) Nugent, Yes. 10. Curbs on Unions: Voting 238-186, members on Sept. 16 amended the National Labor Relations Act to make it easier for companies to shift work to non-union locales. A yes vote backed a bill (HR 2587) to repeal certain remedies against firms that move work to other states or overseas to punish legitimate union activities. Nugent, Yes. 11. U.S.-South Korea Free Trade: Members on Oct. 12 passed, 278-151, a bill approving free trade between the U.S. and South Korea. A yes vote was to send the Senate what would be the largest U.S. trade agreement since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (HR 3080) Nugent, Yes. 12. Balanced-Budget Amendment: Members on Nov. 18 failed, 261-165, to reach a two-thirds majority needed to pass a constitutional amendment that would require a balanced federal budget unless threefifths majorities in both chambers were to vote to waive the standard. A yes vote backed the constitutional amendment (HJ Res 2). Nugent, Yes.In the Senate 1.Bargaining Rights: Senators on Feb. 15 refused, 4751, to block an admini stration plan to allow passenger screeners and other Transportation Security Administration workers to engage in collective bargain ing. They could negotiate A2 M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE N ATION 000ADJX I have been shopping for years for affordable hearing aids with great technology. Finally was able to get better hearing so I can hear in crowds again! Thank you, NuTech Hearing. John P. WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS. PLEASE CALL... TWO LOCATIONS 352-419-79113161-C, E. GULF TO LAKE HWY., INVERNESS 1/2 mile east of Walmart352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. 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CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle ABOVE: Cheryl Dykstra, from left, and John and Linda Manis sing along to the song, I Saw Her Standing There, as The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, performs Sunday at Curtis Peterson Auditorium in Lecanto during a fundraiser to benefit the Citrus Memori al Health Foundation. BELOW: Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, opens up with I Want to Hold Your Hand. Free ham radio course coming up A free ham radio course will be offered in two Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Sheriffs Office Emergency Operations Center, 3549 Saunders Way, off County Road 491 in Lecanto. Emphasis will be put on how to use the amateur radio for fun and to help during emergencies and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) events. The free course will help participants learn the material to pass the Federal Communications Commission Technician Class amateur radio exam. Textbooks cost $20 (cash or check) and can be purchased at orientation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the EOC. Class is limited to the first 12 students. For more information, call Joe Calzaretta at 352-382-0809, or email him at K4LL@ARRL.net. From wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterBEVERLY HILLS Terri Friedman took offense when she walked into the Central Ridge Library and saw a display containing military items. Three of the hats in the display had a swastika on them. My reasoning, I felt it was an insult to the survivors of the Holocaust, she said. I would like to see the display removed. Friedman said she had family members who died during the Holocaust. She said she asked Eric Head, director of library services for the Citrus County Library System, to remove the display. He said he could not. The focus of the display is historical and educational only, Head said. The display is of military items, mostly headgear, from the 1890s to 1950s. He said the display, which is of museum quality, was on loan from local historian Robert Miller, who has displayed other military items in the past. Hes very passionate about honoring World War II veterans, Head said about Miller. Many of the items are from World War II veterans who lived in the Beverly Hills area. As a result of Friedmans request, Head said he has posted a disclaimer under each of the windows in the exhibit that reads: This display of military items includes imagery from WWII that is intended only for educational purposes and historical reference. For more information on the time periods represented, please see the reference librarian. Friedman said she was satisfied with the librarys disclaimer. We are a country of immigrants, you have to think of the diversity, and who might be offended. Im happy that the library did what they promised to do, she added. And the wording, that was appropriate. The exhibit will run through Jan. 31. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-5642922 or ckapulka@chronicle online.com. Military exhibit offends local woman Swastika on helmet from World War II creates concern; disclaimer now posted Smoke to test for sewer leak C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterHOMOSASSA Smoke may be noticed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday outside houses around West Halls River Road and West Riverhaven Drive in Homosassa. Citrus County Utilities will smoke test the sewer system along streets in that area between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during those three days. Sewer vents, gutters, downspouts or the ground along the sewer line could show smoke. Before testing, residents are asked to make sure the p-traps of all the sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures have water in them by pouring a small amount of water into the drain of any unused fixture. This will force the smoke to exit out of the roof-top vent. Inside the home or building, residents may notice some smoke or odor coming out of the plumbing fixtures, which may indicate a leak. Residents are advised to ventilate the area and call the utilities office at 352-527-7650 if smoke gets into their house or building. Smoke tests are done periodically to find sources of sewer odors, leaks and breaks in sewer lines to decrease cost and help the sanitary sewer system work more efficiently by identifying sources of stormwater entry into the system. Stormwater refers to rain water or irrigation water that flows into the sanitary sewer system and burdens the sewer treatment facilities when it should be handled by storm drains, retention ponds and natural runoff. The type of smoke used is harmless to plants and animals and leaves no residuals or stains; it is white to yellowish-white in color and may have a slight odor. The utility company will use a special machine to blow smoke in the sanitary sewer manholes. The smoke travels through the system and escapes by rising through the opening. The rising smoke will show locations of potential problems. No one has to be at home for the test as it is done in the outside system. The smoke will not rise through a sprinkler system and will not affect the taste of water. The following streets will be affected: West Riverhaven Drive, West Tarpon Avenue, West Dolphin Avenue, West Bonita Avenue, West Marlin Avenue, South Mystic Point, South Prices Point, West Broad Jump Court, West Brookside Court, West Bayside Court, South Deepwater Point, South Stetson Point Drive, West Valley Spring Lane, South Spyglass Point, South Running Brook Drive, South Riverside Drive, West Clubview Drive, South View Point, West Halls River Road, South Taylor Terrace, West Hazel Lane, South Eve Point, South Marva Terrace, West Marva Court, South Roosevelt Point, South Jefferson Point and South Washington Point. While Citrus County Utilities will resolve issues outside the property line, the correction of any defects in the pipes and sewer on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner or building owner. For more information, call 352-527-7650. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at email@example.com or 352-564-2916. Citrus County Utilities to conduct tests in Homosassa C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterLECANTO The Fab Four rocked Lecanto all the way back to 1964 during Citrus Memorial Health Systems eighth annual Salute to the Community concert Sunday at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium in Lecanto. The event featured a performance by The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band that played crowd favorites such as She Loves You, Eight Days a Week and Help. They sound so good, Nancy Inglewright, said after dancing to Twist and Shout in the auditoriums isle. Their instruments, their look and their sound, and theyre touring all over the world, its a real treat to see them here in Lecanto. The fundraiser benefited the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, which raises money for Citrus Memorial Health Systems hospital. Chris Pool, director of marketing and philanthropy for the foundation, said 100 percent of the monies raised goes directly into the hospital for new buildings, renovations, decorating projects and to purchase lifesaving equipment. Weve been able to raise money and raise awareness for the needs of the hospital, she said. Healthcare funds have diminished throughout the country, so you have to look for new ways to pull in dollars. She organized the Salute to the Community concerts eight years ago to do just that. You cant really fundraise in the community if they dont know who you are, she said. Before the concert started, a 10-minute infomercial was played for the audience giving them a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital. Its an opportunity for us to market and to show the quality of (our) health care, said Lee Glotzback, chief human resource officer for the hospital. Come together Fab Four return to Lecanto to benefit Citrus Memorial Health System A.B. SIDIBE Staff Writer CRYSTAL RIVER The idea of a municipal marina will go from just that to what might look like a real one when the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) launches a feasibility study today. The CRA, which is comprised of the citys council members, will award a $12,000 feasibility contract at its meeting this evening. Councilman Ron Kitchen has been a longtime advocate of a marina for the city, but abandoned the idea in 2008 when a consultant cited problems with his dream. However, the marina project was resurrected thanks to the citys new partial ownership of the Three Sisters Springs property that appears to give the city permission to build 24 boat slips at a refurbished marina at Kings Bay Park. The feasibility consultant will provide a preliminary design, cost and opinion on potential permitting hurdles. Kitchen has long believed a city marina would attract tourists to Crystal River. The hang-up in 2008, when thenMayor Kitchen led city officials in pursuing the marina, was the belief that additional boat slips would violate the countys manatee protection plan. Since then, however, the state approved the addition of 24 boat slips for a proposed development on the Three Sisters Springs property. The development didnt take place when a consortium of agencies, groups and citizens bought the 57-acre parcel to protect area springs and manatees. While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is contracted to manage the property, the ownership is divided 70 percent city of Crystal River and 30 percent Southwest Florida Water Management District. The citys ownership should allow permitting for the 24 boat slips to transfer from the development that never took place to the city for a new marina. The city is proposing to extend the existing 77-foot dock another 50 feet, providing a floating dock with boat slips. The existing dock houses boats for a dive shop that leases the property from the city. Eventually, the city would like to seek permits to dredge an area outside the marina for a mooring field. Following the CRA meeting, the City Council will hear from Citrus County Sheriffs Office westside commander Capt. Charlie Simmons about crime in the area. The council also will offer an update on the proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife rules for Kings Bay. Crystal River Council contemplates marina SO YOU KNOW WHAT: Crystal River City Council meeting. WHERE: City Hall, 123 N.W. U.S. 19. WHEN: Monday, Jan. 23; CRA at 6:30 p.m., City Council at 7 p.m. CONTACT: 352-795-4216 or crystalriverfl.org. Local BRIEF
Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott who has billed himself as Floridas jobs governor says repeatedly he receives a new grade every month when Floridas unemployment rates are released. But maybe the grade Scott should get in his first year in office is an incomplete. Since Scott was sworn in the states jobless rate has dropped from 12 percent in December 2010 to 9.9 percent in December 2011. Yet those unemployment rates are based on a monthly survey that state and federal officials acknowledge is likely to change. And sometimes the revised numbers are much different than the ones that receive a lot of initial attention sometimes by as much as a percentage point, which equals about 90,000 workers. Its not a secret the numbers are refined as more information becomes available, including unemployment compensation records. Economists say the monthly unemployment reports are useful especially when reviewed with other economic data. Do you want to take the patients blood pressure once a year or try to get a reading along the way? asked Sean Snaith, a University of Central Florida economist. But the states stubbornly high unemployment rate and the drag of the recession have given the numbers much more political currency than they had when times were good. Scott himself campaigned on a promise to bring 700,000 jobs over a seven-year period. He has loudly touted the drops in jobless numbers in the past year, saying they are proof the state is heading in the right direction. He did it again Friday when he personally had a conference call to announce the states unemployment number had dropped below double digits for the first time in nearly three years. I hope we can keep announcing these jobs increases and unemployment decreases, Scott said during the call. Scott told The Associated Press he knows the numbers can be revised. But the governor said he was not worried if the numbers hes been touting are eventually changed during the next round of annual changes that will take place in March. My hope is we continue to grow jobs, Scott said. All I can do is work every day at making sure people know thats what my focus is. Floridas unemployment rate that is announced each month is based on a survey of roughly 2,500 households, said Rebecca Rust, the chief economist for Floridas Department of Economic Opportunity. accusations he violated an unrelated compliance issue, according to the lawsuit. Hospital officials deny the accusations in Steins lawsuit. According to Steins personnel file, a co-worker complained in June 2010 that Stein had written off several personal hospital bills. CMHS has a policy requiring employees to pay their hospital bills, a report states. George Mavros, the CMHS director of professional services, investigated the allegation. After interviewing several employees and reviewing documents. Mavros concluded Stein had $17,432 in gross charges written off. He said $7,219 was adjusted to self-pay because Stein had not yet come under the hospitals insurance plan when some medical services had occurred. The report stated Stein said his supervisor at the time, then-chief financial officer Emery Hensley, approved the write-off. Mavros interviewed Hensley, who said he didnt recall approving the write-off, but if it were documented then he probably did approve it. The report also said Stein authorized the write-off of $3,979 for his son, who had an emergency room visit in February 2010. The charges were written off under the hospitals sponsored care program. The program is meant for Citrus County residents, though Steins son showed his permanent address at the time in Coral Springs. Stein told bookkeeping employees his son was living with him in Citrus County. Mavros report concluded Stein violated hospital policy by authorizing the writeoffs for himself and his son. He was fired for gross misconduct, according to his file. After leaving his employ at CMHS, Stein contacted Bill Grant, general counsel for the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees. Grant said Stein told him of his allegations the hospital had conducted Medicare fraud. Around that time, summer 2010, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was conducting an investigation concerning Citrus Memorial Health System and the foundation board of directors. As part of the investigation, FDLE agents interviewed Grant, who suggested they also interview Stein. FDLE agents conducted an interview with Stein, whose allegations against the hospital mirror those in the federal lawsuit. The FDLE investigation, which concluded in October 2011, found no criminal wrongdoing. Grant said he also read Steins personnel file, but after speaking with Steins attorneys, he does not believe Steins conduct was out of the ordinary. They have evidence showing that practice was common, Grant said. Hospital spokeswoman Katie Mehl said that wasnt the case. Thats not true, she said.Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S TATE HI LO PR 78 51 0.00 HI LO PR 79 49 0.00 HI LO PR 81 46 0.00 HI LO PR 77 50 0.00 HI LO PR NA NA 0.00 HI LO PR 78 45 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy THREE DAY OUTLOOK Variably cloudy Variably cloudyHigh: 78 Low: 52 High: 79 Low: 54 High: 80 Low: 56 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 79/44 Record 86/13 Normal 71/43 Mean temp. 62 Departure from mean +5 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.66 in. Total for the year 0.66 in. Normal for the year 2.14 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 6 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.10 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 55 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 47% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were absent and trees were moderate. ** 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 ............................6:01 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:23 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................7:23 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................6:41 P.M. JAN. 23JAN. 30FEB. 7FEB. 14 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus County: Irrigation is limited to twice per week. Even addresses: Thursday and/or Sunday before 10am or after 4pm. Odd Addresses: Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10am or after 4pm. No restrictions on fountains, car washing or pressure washing. Hand watering requires the use of a shut-off nozzle. PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU INSTALL NEW PLANT MATERIAL. Questions, concerns or reporting violations, please call Citrus County 352-527-7669. 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. 77 58 pc Ft. Lauderdale 79 67 s Fort Myers 82 61 pc Gainesville 78 53 pc Homestead 80 63 s Jacksonville 76 56 fg Key West 78 69 pc Lakeland 80 59 pc Melbourne 79 62 pc City H L Fcast Miami 78 68 s Ocala 79 54 fg Orlando 79 60 pc Pensacola 71 52 ts Sarasota 77 60 pc Tallahassee 76 56 sh Tampa 79 59 pc Vero Beach 79 60 pc W. Palm Bch. 77 67 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESSouth winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a light chop. Patchy fog possible early, then look for partly sunny skies today. Gulf water temperature65 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.70 27.67 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 34.36 34.35 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.51 36.49 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 38.00 37.98 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 27 0 r 42 35 Albuquerque 50 34 pc 55 32 Asheville 47 37 sh 56 33 Atlanta 56 46 .01 ts 64 43 Atlantic City 39 26 sh 54 49 Austin 74 49 pc 70 48 Baltimore 30 27 sh 51 42 Billings 40 28 pc 38 19 Birmingham 63 48 ts 67 41 Boise 41 27 sn 39 23 Boston 30 15 sh 45 43 Buffalo 36 15 r 46 33 Burlington, VT 27 -2 r 39 33 Charleston, SC 57 46 pc 71 55 Charleston, WV 56 30 ts 56 34 Charlotte 50 37 sh 53 40 Chicago 36 16 rs 40 20 Cincinnati 40 28 ts 47 29 Cleveland 41 15 r 46 28 Columbia, SC 57 41 .02 sh 67 46 Columbus, OH 37 21 r 47 29 Concord, N.H. 24 -7 sh 38 36 Dallas 79 39 pc 65 43 Denver 47 34 pc 51 23 Des Moines 37 24 .02 pc 30 15 Detroit 34 19 r 48 28 El Paso 64 49 pc 68 45 Evansville, IN 57 30 .02 pc 47 29 Harrisburg 27 22 r 46 33 Hartford 29 9 r 47 42 Houston 79 60 pc 75 55 Indianapolis 41 25 r 44 27 Jackson 75 55 sh 70 46 Las Vegas 54 39 sh 56 40 Little Rock 66 34 .04 pc 60 36 Los Angeles 62 47 sh 60 47 Louisville 56 30 sh 57 32 Memphis 68 37 .01 pc 60 38 Milwaukee 35 21 .02 rs 36 18 Minneapolis 26 19 sn 26 10 Mobile 75 66 .17 ts 71 53 Montgomery 67 57 .05 ts 70 47 Nashville 61 36 .25 sh 61 35 New Orleans 81 66 ts 71 52 New York City 33 18 r 52 43 Norfolk 43 37 c 66 52 Oklahoma City 70 34 pc 60 36 Omaha 45 24 .01 pc 31 11 Palm Springs 68 45 c 63 49 Philadelphia 30 19 r 53 42 Phoenix 63 45 sh 69 46 Pittsburgh 38 11 r 50 29 Portland, ME 23 -3 sh 41 37 Portland, Ore 48 38 .34 pc 46 38 Providence, R.I. 30 12 .01 sh 47 42 Raleigh 36 32 c 63 45 Rapid City 42 32 .17 pc 40 19 Reno 45 28 sn 41 27 Rochester, NY 35 15 r 49 30 Sacramento 50 42 .09 r 54 38 St. Louis 47 29 pc 45 28 St. Ste. Marie 34 10 rs 37 23 Salt Lake City 40 26 c 43 33 San Antonio 74 50 pc 74 55 San Diego 60 47 sh 61 48 San Francisco 53 44 .07 r 56 43 Savannah 61 52 .02 c 73 56 Seattle 44 36 .19 sh 45 40 Spokane 36 23 trace c 33 21 Syracuse 34 5 r 50 33 Topeka 60 27 .01 pc 46 24 Washington 32 30 sh 52 42YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 86 Kingsville, Texas LOW -27 Presque Isle, Maine MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 86/71/pc Amsterdam 44/39/sh Athens 61/49/s Beijing 31/13/s Berlin 36/30/rs Bermuda 70/64/pc Cairo 66/48/s Calgary 41/21/s Havana 81/58/pc Hong Kong 57/53/sh Jerusalem 51/39/sh Lisbon 58/44/s London 47/36/s Madrid 56/33/s Mexico City 75/46/pc Montreal 37/34/r Moscow 12/8/c Paris 48/40/pc Rio 83/74/pc Rome 61/43/pc Sydney 74/68/sh Tokyo 44/33/sh Toronto 46/32/r Warsaw 33/28/sn 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* 4:58 a/1:03 a 6:32 p/1:53 p 5:43 a/1:47 a 7:00 p/2:27 p Crystal River** 3:19 a/11:15 a 4:53 p/11:09 p 4:04 a/11:49 a 5:21 p/11:49 p Withlacoochee* 1:06 a/9:03 a 2:40 p/8:57 p 1:51 a/9:37 a 3:08 p/9:37 p Homosassa*** 4:08 a/12:02 a 5:42 p/12:52 p 4:53 a/12:46 a 6:10 p/1:26 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) 1/23 MONDAY 5:13 11:25 5:38 11:51 1/24 TUESDAY 6:04 11:49 6:28 12:16 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 78 50 0.00 Today's active pollen: Juniper, elm, maple Todays count: 8.7/12 Tuesdays count: 10.7 Wednesdays count: 10.8 QUESTION: Florida's Republican presidential primary is Jan. 31. Who's got your vote? 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Special to the ChronicleThere are distinct differences between cold-season grasses and warm-season grasses; thus, cold-season grasses will not survive here. Warm-season turf grasses also have unique characteristics within each variety. Januarys final Master Gardener Plant Clinic, offered by the Citrus County Cooperative Extension Service, will focus on Florida grasses at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Homosassa Library. For more information, call 352-527-5700. annual rate of 4.61 million in December, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. Its the best level since January 2011. For all of 2011, sales totaled only 4.26 million. Thats up slightly from 4.19 million in the previous year. But its far below the 6 million economists equate with healthy housing markets. In 2005, at the peak of the boom, 7.1 million homes were sold. Hiring has improved, which is critical to a housing rebound. Fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week than at any time in nearly four years, evidence of far fewer layoffs. The unemployment rate fell in December to its lowest level in nearly three years. With layoffs slowing sharply, hiring rising and consumers confidence rebounding, the preconditions for a sustained recovery are falling into place, said Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist for High Frequency Economics. Sales and starts will keep rising; prices should stabilize, more or less. The median sales price of a previously occupied home ticked up 0.3 percent from November to December to $164,500. The supply of homes has declined, though its still historically high at 2.38 million. At last months sales pace, it would take nearly seven months to clear those homes. If the supply continues to fall, prices could rise, more sellers would put homes on the market and more people would likely consider buying, said Pierre Ellis, an analyst at Decision Economics. Still, the industry appears years away from fully recovering from its bust four years ago. Since the bubble burst, sales have slumped under the weight of foreclosures, tighter credit and falling prices. Fewer first-time buyers, who are critical to a recovery, are in the market for a home. Purchases among that group fell last month to just 31 percent of sales. Thats down from 35 percent in November. In healthy markets, first-time buyers make up at least 40 percent. Homes at risk of foreclosure made up a third of sales last month. In strong markets, they make up only about 10 percent of sales. And many deals are collapsing before they close. One-third of Realtors say theyve had at least one contract scuttled in December, November or October. Thats up from 18 percent in September. Among the reasons why contracts have been canceled: Banks have declined mortgage applications. Home inspectors have found problems. Appraisals showed a home was worth less than the bid. Or a buyer suffered a financial setback before the closing. Still, sales rose across the country in December. They rose on a seasonal basis by more than 10 percent in the Northeast, 8.3 percent in the Midwest, 2.9 percent in the South and 2.6 percent in the West. Boehner, R-Ohio, said he saluted Giffords for her service and for the courage and perseverance she has shown in the face of tragedy. She will be missed. In a statement, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said since the tragic events one year ago, Gabby has been an inspiring symbol of determination and courage to millions of Americans. Democratic officials had held out hope for months the congresswoman might recover sufficiently to run for re-election or even become a candidate to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jon Kyl. The shooting Jan. 8, 2011, left six people dead, a federal judge and a Giffords aide among them. Twelve others were wounded. A 23-year-old man, Jared Lee Loughner, has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges in the shooting. He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is being forcibly medicated at a Missouri prison facility in an effort by authorities to make him mentally ready for trial. In the months since she was shot, Giffords, 41, has been treated in Houston as well as Arizona as she relearned how to walk and speak. She made a dramatic appearance on the House floor Aug. 2, when she unexpectedly walked in to vote for an increase in the debt limit. Lawmakers from both parties cheered her presence, and she was enveloped in hugs. More recently, she participated in an observance of the anniversary of the shooting in Arizona. In Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, a book released last year that she wrote with her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, she spoke of how much she wanted to get better, regain what she lost and return to Congress. She delivers the last chapter in her own voice, saying in a single page of short sentences and phrases that everything she does reminds her of that horrible day and that she was grateful to survive. I will get stronger. I will return, she wrote. Giffords was shot in the left side of the brain, the part that controls speech and communication. Kelly commanded the space shuttle Endeavour on its last mission in May. She watched the launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Kelly, who became a NASA astronaut in 1996 and made four trips into space aboard the space shuttle, retired in October. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 A5 or Bifocals $ 12 9 Eyecare Express 20/20 Same Day Service Even Bifocals & Safety Glasses *CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS APPLY. 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Better communication from the banks and clearer guarantees when it comes to short sale home prices has helped Realtors embrace the short sale process and seek certification. Improvements in mobile technology are also slated to make the process of buying a home easier. While Spencer admits people may never see anything close to the great real estate boom that exploded in 2004, the market will be sitting on solid ground going into 2012. Its going to be a good year in real estate for Citrus County, she said. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at (352) 564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. REALTORSContinued from Page A1 SALES Continued from Page A1 Grow pretty lawn with help from gardeners Associated Press This video image provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shows Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, walking. Giffords announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week.
James Boushay, 89HOMOSASSA Mr. James Patrick Boushay, 89, passed away in Homosassa, FL, on January 20, 2012. He was born in New York, New York, on February 28, 1922. James worked for the New York Housing Authority for 30 years before retiring. He moved to this area in 1985 from New York. He is survived by two nieces, Gloria Clarklin and Maryann Risi, both of New York, NY. Also two stepsons, Gene Ormandy of Virginia and Robert Ormandy of New York, NY. A visitation will take place at Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 6241 S.W. S.R. 200 in Ocala, 352854-2266 on Wednesday, January 25th, from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. www.roberts funeralhomes.com. Death ELSEWHERE Philip Vannatter, 70L.A. DETECTIVE LOS ANGELES Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who served as a lead investigator in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died in Southern California, according to his brother. He was 70. He died Friday at a Santa Clarita hospital of complications from cancer, his brother Joe Vannatter told The Associated Press on Sunday. He was among the first detectives on the scene at former football star O.J. Simpsons mansion in June 1994, following the stabbing deaths of Simpsons wife Nicole and her friend, Ron Goldman. Vannatter testified at the murder trial, at which Simpson was acquitted. Besides his brother, Vannatter is survived by his wife, Rita; daughter, Donna; son, Matthew, an LAPD officer; and five grandchild ren. Obituaries workplace issues other than wages and could not strike. A yes vote opposed the plan. (S 223) Bill Nelson, No; Marco Rubio, Yes. 2.Health-Law Funding: Senators on April 14 refused, 47-53, to deny funding in 2011 for the 2010 healthcare law. While the brunt of the law would take effect in 2014, many provisions, such those to close the donut hole in the Medicare drug plan and enroll youths up to 26 in their parents plans, already were operative. A yes vote was to defund the law. (H Con Res 35) Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. 3. Oil-Industry Taxes: Senators on May 17 failed, 52-48, to reach 60 votes needed to advance a Democratic bill that would end certain tax breaks for the five largest oil and gas companies. A yes vote backed a bill to save the Treasury $21 billion over 10 years by limiting the companies use of certain tax deductions and credits. (S 940) Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. 4. Expedited Oil Drilling: Senators on May 18 defeated, 42-57, a bill requiring the administration to act within 60 days on applications for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that were put on hold after the BP oil spill in 2010. A yes vote backed a bill that also sought to spur deepwater drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf off the Atlantic Coast. (S 953) Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. 5. The Paul Ryan Budget: Senators on May 25 defeated, 40-57, a federal budget for 2012 and beyond identical to a House-passed fiscal plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. A yes vote backed a fiscal plan to gradually privatize Medicare, convert Medicaid to a staterun block-grant program, slash annual deficits and permanently extend the Bush-era tax cuts. (HCR 34) Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. 6. Budget Control Act: Senators on Aug. 2 joined the House, 74-26, in raising the national-debt limit so the Treasury could pay bills already incurred by this Congress and previous ones. A yes vote was to pass the Budget Control Act, which mandated at least $2.7 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years that Republicans said would come from domestic, defense and entitlement budgets, not changes in tax policy. (S 365) Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. 7. Obama Jobs Bill: Senators on Oct. 11 failed, 50-49, to reach 60 votes needed to end Republican blockage of a bill by President Obama that would spend $447 billion over 10 years on programs and tax cuts to create jobs. The cost would be offset by raising taxes on incomes over $1 million. A yes vote was to advance the bill. (S 1660) Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. 8. Terrorism Trials: Voting 47-52, senators on Oct. 21 refused to require terrorism suspects linked to organizations such as al-Qaeda to be tried in U.S. military tribunals rather than in federal courts. A yes vote backed the amendment to the 2011 defense budget (HR 2112) over arguments that federal courts have a long record of successful prosecutions in terrorism cases. Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. 9. Republican Jobs Plan: Senators on Nov. 3 defeated, 47-53, a GOP response to a jobs bill offered by President Obama (above). A yes vote backed a bill (S 1786) that would prohibit new environmental rules for one year and extend transportation programs for two years, with the $40 billion cost offset by cuts in other programs. Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. 10. Caitlin Halligan Nomination: Senators on Dec. 6 failed, 54-45, to end a GOP filibuster against the nomination of Caitlin J. Halligan to sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. This appeared to scrap the informal Gang of 14 rule that judicial filibusters should not be mounted for ideological reasons. Critics faulted Halligan for activist stands on issues such as the legal liability of firearms manufacturers. A yes vote backed the nominee. Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. 11. Consumer Protection Chief: Senators on Dec. 8 failed, 53-45, to reach 60 votes for ending GOP blockage of the nomination of Richard Cordray as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financialregulation law. A yes vote supported the nomination. Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. 12. Social Security Tax Break: Senators on Dec. 17 voted, 89-10, to extend through February a tax break and economic stimulus under which workers are contributing 4.2 percent of their pay to Social Security, not the usual 6.2 percent. 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T HOMAS B EAUMONT Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. To say Newt Gingrich capped an extraordinary comeback with a South Carolina victory doesnt quite capture what happened. It was more like vindication. The former House speaker came from behind to overtake Mitt Romney on Saturday in a state that for decades has chosen the eventual Republican nominee. On the way there, Gingrich triumphed over months of campaign turmoil and at least two political near-death experiences as well as millions of dollars of attack advertisements and potentially damning personal allegations. He did it by finding his voice and rallying conservatives with a populist defiance. The American people feel that they have elites who have been trying to force us to stop being Americans, Gingrich told cheering supporters in Columbia after he was declared the victor. Its not that I am a good debater. Its that I articulate the deepest-felt values of the American people. It was on the debate stage that the pugnacious Gingrich arguably revived his presidential campaign, not once but twice in the past year, by giving a tea party-infused GOP exactly what its hungering for a no-holdsbarred attack dog willing to go after President Barack Obama with abandon. If Gingrich wins the nomination, his confrontational attitude against all things Obama likely will be a big reason Republicans choose him over chief rival Romney. Gingrich, a political strategist in his own right who has a knack for understanding precisely what the GOP electorate wants, has aggressively taken it to Obama since the moment he entered the race last spring determined to turn his nationwide grass-roots network of support that hes cultivated for a decade into a front-running White House campaign. But he stumbled early, including by disparaging the House Republicans Medicare proposal as right-wing social engineering and was all but forced to apologize after the conservative outcry. His campaign nearly imploded over strategy squabbles, with virtually his entire senior staff abandoning him before the summer even began. And he was broke after spending lavishly. Gingrich spent the next six months running his own campaign on a shoestring. The former college professor used a series of debates in the fall and the free media they afforded him to show Republican voters his political and oratory skills. Their adoration ended up catapulting him back into contention in Iowa. He vowed to stay positive and focus on Obama even as his rivals, sensing a very real threat, went on the attack with a barrage of negative TV advertising. His rivals and allied groups primarily the proRomney Restore Our Future political action committee and Texas Rep. Ron Paul castigated him for a tumultuous speakership and career in Washington after Congress, knocking him way off course and nearly bludgeoning him to political death. It turned out Gingrich didnt have the money to respond on TV. And his standing slid as the new year began, and he ended up coming in a distant fourth place in the leadoff caucuses Jan. 3. He was but an afterthought in the next state to vote, New Hampshire, where he spent a full week on the attack against Romney while complaining about the beating he took in Iowa on the air. But the cash-strapped Gingrich didnt have money to take his criticism of Romney to the TV airwaves. He seemed completely off his game, losing big in the first-in-thenation primary state. Then Sheldon Adelson came to the rescue. The billionaire casino magnate and longtime Gingrich backer ponied up at least $5 million for an outside group made up of former Gingrich aides to help put his buddy back in the game. It wasnt long before the group Winning Our Future was exacting payback on Romney for his allies pummeling Gingrich in Iowa. And the group started raising questions about Romneys time at the helm of a private equity firm, Bain Capital, putting Romney on the defensive for the first time during the campaign. When the race turned to South Carolina, it didnt take long for Gingrich a former Georgia congressman to hit his stride. The state had always been a campaign firewall for him. He had visited often, built his biggest staff of any of the first three early-voting states and spent $2.5 million on advertising. Over the past 10 days, he raised questions about Romneys private business experience while Winning Our Future reinforced the message by financing millions of dollars in South Carolina advertising characterizing Romney as a corporate predator who dismantled companies while running Bain Capital. Gingrich also started working to undercut Romneys strength the notion that the former Massachusetts governor was the Republicans best chance to beat Obama in the fall. What you are seeing him doing is convincing people first that he can win, senior Gingrich adviser David Winston explained at one point. Hes in the process of crossing that threshold. It was his performance in two debates last week that may have helped him seal the deal with undecided Republicans who were questioning his viability as a candidate. He turned his vulnerabilities a comment some interpreted as racist and an allegation by an ex-wife that he had wanted an open marriage into moments of strength by answering questions about those issues with nothing short of a character assassination on the national media. In both instances, he clearly tickled his conservative audience many of whom are skeptical of a media industry they view as left-leaning. In Myrtle Beach last Monday, Gingrich lashed out when FOX News Juan Williams had asked him if comments he made urging poor minority children to work as janitors were racially insensitive. The fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history, Gingrich retorted and then turned up the intensity. His voice rose and he jabbed a finger into the podium as he said: I believe every American of every background has been endowed by their creator with the right to pursue happiness. And if that makes liberals unhappy, Im going to continue to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job, learn how to get a better job, and learn some day to own the job. The clip became the heart of Gingrichs final television ad in South Carolina, and won high praise from supporters at the barbecue joints and sportsmens clubs he visited in the campaigns closing days. But three days later, Gingrich had what seemed like a problem on his hands. An ex-wife, Marianne Gingrich, did an interview with ABC News in which she said Gingrich had asked her to allow him to have a mistress while they were married. It was unclear how the allegation would play in a Baptist state where many in the GOP electorate call themselves evangelical. Gingrich ended up using the allegation to his advantage on a debate stage in Charleston, when CNN moderator John King opened the candidate faceoff by asking Gingrich about his ex-wifes claim. Every person in here knows personal pain. Every person in here has had someone close to them go through painful things, an indignant Gingrich said. To take an ex-wife and make it, two days before the primary, a significant question for a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine. The audience roared and rose to its feet. Several things also fell Gingrichs way. Romneys personal wealth was thrust into the spotlight as he stumbled over whether and then eventually when he would release his tax returns. Gingrich pounced, suggesting Romney may have something to hide that could pose a liability against Obama. Romney also took a hit when the Iowa GOP declared Rick Santorum, not Romney had won the leadoff caucuses. Texas Gov. Rick Perry also quit the race two days before the primary and endorsed Gingrich. And evangelical conservatives in the state largely ignored the pleas of national Christian leaders who had voted to endorse Santorum and started coalescing behind Gingrich, the only other candidate in the race fighting over the support of the right flank. In the end, South Carolina Republican strategist Chip Felkel said: His supporters were fired up, and its contagious, especially given Romneys failure to generate that kind of enthusiasm. The coming weeks will determine whether Gingrich can stay on top this time. E LECTION 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 A7 0 0 0 A 8 Z D Our Ft. Island Bait Store Is Now At The Marina Twin Rivers MARINA Live Bait Tackle Service Parts More 2880 N. 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Beverly Hills Community Churchs Food Pantry, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills,distributes foodfrom 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. the last Tuesday monthly.To qualify for assistance, participants must be aBeverly Hills resident. When registering, participants must show proof of residency, have photo ID, Social Security number and birth date for each household member. Call the church office at 352-746-3620 no later than one week before the distribution to make a reservation for food. Suncoast Baptist Church 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs, has its food pantry open from 8 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday monthly for pre-bagged food. Free bread is available from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. This is for Homosassa people in need only. Floral City United Methodist Church hosts a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Hilton Hall, 8478 E. Marvin St., across from the elementary school. All are welcome. For more information, call 352-344-1771. Daystar Life Centers Food Pantry is open to Citrus County residents from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 6751 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River (across from the Publix shopping center).Applicants will be given an interview for food after a photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members are provided. Call 352-795-8668. Hernando Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families through its food pantry, open from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Please have proper photo identification available at the first request for food. For information, call 352212-5159. Helping Hands Apostolic Life Outreach willconduct a food distribution from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Inglis Community Center, 137 Highway 40 West, Inglis.This is a Levy County distribution and proof ofresidence is required (i.e. drivers license, electric bill, voting card,etc.). There willbe signs on U.S. 19 leading to the event.For more information orto reserve a bag of food, call Keith at 352-9491775. Nature Coast Ministries food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is at 999 State Road 44 in Crystal River (next to RaceTrac in the old Skidmore building). Call 352-563-1860. SOS Ministry food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), opposite the entrance to Citrus Hills. (Please note change in location.) Call 352-527-0052 or 352-746-7161. If new to the program, bring drivers license and Social Security cards for all family members for initial registration. Food is distributed according to family size. St. Annes Anglican Church food pantry opens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Citrus United Basket (CUB)food pantry isopen to all underserved Citrus County residents from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at103Mill Ave, Inverness(east of the new courthouse). Participants must provide proof of income, photo ID and Social Security numbers for each family member. Contact CUB at352-344-2242 or email@example.com. First Baptist Church of Crystal River has its food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. For information, call 352-795-3367. Our Lady of Fatimas Food Pantry, at 604 U.S. 41 S., is open from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Proper photo ID, proof of residence and interview are required for assistance to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707. First United Methodist Church of Inverness Gods Kitchen serves from 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the fellowship hall, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road. A bus is available for transportation to the church on Mondays. Call 352-726-2522. The New Church Without Walls gives free food boxes away at 5 p.m. Mondays at the neighborhood park in Hernando off Railroad Drive where feeding the homeless takes place. Call 352-344-2425. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church food pantry is open from 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Food is distributed on right side of parish office garage area. Parking is available in right parking field next to garage area. Pantry is open to those who truly qualify for this program. No vouchers or financial aid given. Call Anna at 352-527-2381 or the church at 352746-2144. Please have proper photo I.D. available at the time of the request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. El-Shaddai food ministries brown bag of food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 W. 12th Ave., behind the former Lincoln Mercury dealership. Although food is distributed once a week, families are only eligible for food once a month. For information, call 352-628-9087 or 352-302-9925. The USDA is an equal-opportunity provider. Citrus County Veterans Coalition operates a Veterans Food Bank for Citrus County veterans and their family members in need. The Veterans Food Bank has moved to its new location, opposite the Disabled American Veterans building at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness. This is the only location authorized to accept or distribute food staples for the CCVC Veterans Food Bank. Food distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The CCVC Veterans Food Bank will 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 352-527-4537 with any questions or emergency food requests. We Care Food Pantry gives out food to needy people. Initial registrations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for assistance, participants must be a Homosassa or Homosassa Springs resident with identification. For more information and dates for food distributions, call 352-628-0445. The food pantry of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The pantry is open to meet the emergency needs of people in the community. Everyone is invited to participate once a week as needed. Bring a photo ID and the date of birth for each member of your household. The church is at 1501 S.E. U.S.19, north of Sweetbay. Call 352-795-2259. St. Margarets Episcopal Churchs Feed My Sheep outreach provides a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are an equal opportunity provider. The pantry is no longer open on Wednesday evenings or Fridays. For information, call 352726-3153. 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. Come enjoy a home-cooked meal. Call 352726-1480. 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. 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. SO YOU KNOW Submit information or changes for this feature via email to community@ chronicleonline.com or fax to 352563-3280, attention Food Programs. 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.
Wonderful nightsThe Sojkas wish to express thanks to all who generously donated stuffed animals for Santa to give to the children who came to see him at the Sojka Wonderland of Lights. We gave out well (more than) 700 stuffed animals and toys and the children just loved them! Thanks to all those who also donated to the Toys for Tots program. The community support we get is really heartwarming, and we are glad we are able to bring a little Christmas cheer to so many families. Thank you also to Jason and Olivia from Kyvia Photography for the great job they did of taking pictures with Santa. We hope all those who had pictures done were happy with them and will plan on coming again next year. We also thank our neighbors for their patience with the traffic that is generated by our visitors. A Citrus County deputy helped out one evening this year when traffic got a little crazy, and we thank whomever that was. We are hoping to figure out a way to do some traffic control so maybe it wont be so hectic on our really busy nights in the future. We had more than 3,000 visitors come stroll around our yard, relax by our fire pit and enjoy the hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy the sights and sounds of our Christmas display. We hope everyone enjoyed it and took home a little of the magical spirit of Christmas when they left. Our display starts on Dec. 1 each year, so put it on your calendars for next year so you can make it a family tradition. We look forward to seeing all our neighbors again next year and we extend our wishes for a very safe and happy new year to all! Frank and Linda Sojka Sojka Wonderland of Lights E. Mary Lue St in Inverness Family says thanks The family of Marie Aunt Ree Jenkins would like to thank all of the wonderful people who touched her during her final months with us. For the past six years, Aunt Ree lived at Barrington Place, an assisted living facility in Lecanto. The care, kindness and love they showered on Aunt Ree each and every day was just unbelievable. They were her extended family for six years and she loved them dearly. The angels from Hospice of Citrus County truly were angels. They not only provided comfort to Aunt Ree, they also provided comfort to the entire family. The stories we shared of Aunt Ree, along with the laughter and tears, were just what we all needed to make saying goodbye easier. Not once did we feel like this was just a job to them. Boris Tosso, the chaplain for Hospice of Citrus County, was more than just a chaplain to Aunt Ree. He was truly her friend. His visits brought her so much peace, and the family will be forever grateful. Losing a loved one is never easy, but having people like the staff of Barrington and the angels from Hospice of Citrus County made a difficult time all the easier. We thank each and every one of you.Bryna Johnson Beverly Hills the Family of Marie Aunt Ree Jenkins Believe in Santa I am writing this to thank the mystery Santa (or Mrs. Santa) who graciously paid for my dinner Friday, Dec. 30, at the Rustic Ranch Restaurant in Inverness. This happened early Friday evening, and I just wanted to thank the person or persons who wished to stay anonymous. It just reminds me of something Ive known for years, there are still a lot of giving, generous people here in Citrus County as well as everywhere. Good deeds happen, despite the bad in the world. Happy New Year to my mystery Santa.S. H. Inverness Bigger and brighter We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community for their support in making our Christmas Celebration of Lights event a big success with an all-time record attendance of 20,000 visitors. This was the 20th year the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park have sponsored this community event, and the event was even lighter and brighter than ever. Thanks to Sebastian Hawes for creating Sebastians Winter Wonderland, a spectacular synchronized light and sound display in the Garden of the Springs. He and his family spent several months designing and installing the lights. Also helping to sponsor this event were the Citrus County Chronicle Citrus 95.3 FM, Classic Hits 96.3 FM and Wal-Mart of Homosassa Springs. The parks maintenance and transportation departments, with assistance from a group of volunteers, put up the lights and decorations for the remainder of the park for the holidays. Thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus (Dennis and Jo LeCount) and their elves for taking the time from their busy schedule to listen to many childrens Christmas wishes. Approximately 4,000 children and adults enjoyed the toboggan slide and six tons of snow on the evening of Dec. 21. Five evenings of wonderful entertainment were provided by the Hearts to Hands Deaf Choir, Cajun Dave and Mitch from Neon Leons, Citrus Community Concert Choir, Sophie Robitaile, Taylor Eve and Billy Lindsay of Tampa, who performed as Elvis on the final night of the celebration at the after-Christmas party. DJ Joe Dube did a terrific job emceeing, assisting the entertainers and providing holiday music for most evenings of the event. The Nature Coast Community Church presented another wonderful candlelight service in our garden on Christmas Eve, which inspired people of all ages and all backgrounds. The We Care Food Bank received hundreds of pounds of nonperishable food items donated in lieu of admission on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the Department of Environmental Protections Park Patrol Officers for keeping the visitors safe crossing Fishbowl Drive every evening of the event. The support of all the staff of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, including members of the Friends, volunteers and employees, was instrumental in making this event so successful. A special thanks to all of those who attended our event and participated in the Celebration of Lights. Thanks, once again, for showing your support for Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. We wish everyone a Happy New Year.Joe Dube president, Friends of Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Art Yerian park manager, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 A9 0009OMU In Under An Hour Your Door Our Glass Perrys Custom Glass & Doors $100 OFF (1) 22x64 or larger Standard leaded glass selections No Rot Door Units Door Slab Replacements Tub/Shower Door Glass Blinds Between The Glass 2780 N. 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O PINION Page A10 MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 Fair law needed I read Captain Stacy Dunns article on Christmas Day, and found that, even though we are on opposite sides of the issue, there is agreement that people need to be more informed before making their decision about the Kings Bay issue, i.e. government, who was attempting to enact legislation without any local input. The issue is not about government; it is clearly about enforcement, and its lack of. There are plenty of rules and regulations on the books that are not effectively enforced that could address some of these problems without putting another layer of legislation in place. The comment about Citrus County ranking up with the larger counties in Florida it would make sense we are going to rank up with the larger counties, because not every county in Florida has manatees, and since we have a large healthy herd, statistics will be askew. I found a second statement that I agreed with Capt. Dunn on, and that was the issue about making Kings Bay safe to use whether there are manatees or not. Once again, it is an issue of enforcement, not a need for more rules and regulations that will be ineffectively enforced as they are now. As far as the kayakers and paddleboard users unable to enjoy the bay in the summertime, Capt. Dunn neglects to point out they have access to the bay two times as much during the period of the year when the idle speed enforcement is in place, they can enjoy themselves. Lastly, I dispute the comment about the boaters coming from inland areas, launching their boats, skiing, playing and then going home. Why would that not apply to kayakers and paddleboard users? They likely do the same thing, and what difference does that make? Pass a Kings Bay Ruling that is fair and equitable to everyone, and gives the people and the manatee equal usage of the water without being so heavy handed, and make sure that any laws that they decide to enact, they can enforce. Denis W. Grillo Crystal River Progress and the PSC (Re: To the Public Service Commission:) When are you going to start representing consumers like you are supposed to, instead of protecting the soaring profits of Progress Energy and its stockholders? This will be a make or break year for many people and small businesses. How can you continue to reward a private company that makes wrong decisions in repairing its facilities (despite recommendations from experts), makes huge donations for sports and many other unnecessary things and allow it to charge us for its errors, donations and building of a future (maybe even never) facility? Before you give it what it wants, have it show you the business is being run the way the rest of ours are you know, lowering expenses, having officers take a cut in salary and benefits like we all are forced to do every year. Have you ever even considered telling Progress no when it asks you if it can pretty please pass along its cost of doing business to us, so it doesnt interfere with profits? Why do you protect Progress? Why dont you make it use its profits to fix its facilities and build its buildings like all other businesses have to? So what if its profit margin shrinks? Welcome to reality! Your responsibility is to protect the consumers from the likes of Progress Energy. It is a monopoly. We dont have a choice we cant shop for our electricity. Were stuck with Progress and whatever it wants to charge us unless our PSC stops it. And, of course, you choose to give it carte blanche. Why is that? Im sure many a business owner out there would love to have a fairy godmother like the PSC is to Progress Energy. Any idea where we can get one? We would love to have the same opportunities and favoritism Progress receives. You should be ashamed of yourselves. The economy can never hope to recover with the likes of you betraying us. Peggy DeFrancisco vice president, Taylor Rental Inverness Y ou might call this a requiem for reverence. It seems Jeffrey Darnell Paul, a graphic artist from Miami Beach, had been tasked with creating a poster for a strip clubs so-called I Have a Dream Bash last week in apparent honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So this genius concocts an image of the nations greatest human rights leader holding up a fan of $100 dollar bills like some low-rent playa while a scantily clad woman looks on. Paul, let the record show as African-Americans duck their heads in mortification, is black. But, though hes the one whose transgression made national news and the one who has been fielding angry phone calls from sea to shining sea, let the record further show he is not the only individual to use Kings image that way. A Google search reveals clubs in at least two other cities (Pensacola and Baltimore) also thought it a grand idea to pair King with barely dressed hoochie mamas to commemorate what would have been his 83rd birthday had he not been shot in the face and killed while fighting for freedom and economic justice. Perhaps we ought not be surprised. It is not exactly a secret that America is a nation of illiterates where its history is concerned. But Pauls transgression speaks to more than just the shortcomings of the ignorant. It speaks also to an overriding shallowness, an obsession with the superficial and trivial that seems unfortunately characteristic of this era. It was difficult to look on that poster without feeling that, OK, here we are; this is finally it, the moment when reverence died. But of course, one can hardly get through the day anymore without feeling that. Reverence dies repeatedly in a nation where ironic distance and postmodern cynicism are worn like armor to protect against the possibility one might accidentally feel something profound or hear some deep, affecting truth. What a difference a generation makes. Maybe you are old enough to remember when reverence became passe and its antonym, irreverence, became the byword of American culture. Like a blast of cold air into a stifling room, it blew away the tyranny of the excessively earnest and the stiffly proper, refused to bow before cobwebbed notions of propriety, skewered sacred cows with infectious abandon. It was culture as dividing line, the bright Rubicon between Bob Hope and Lenny Bruce, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda, Bing Crosby and Funkadelic. In a real sense, it represented the liberating of the American mind. But decades later, it sometimes feels as if irreverence has instituted a tyranny all its own, a ban against holding anything above the fray, or regarding anything as too sacred for too long. Worse, this new tyranny seems to portend less the liberating of the American mind than the calcifying of the American heart against the very notion of sacred things. So Pauls poster and the event it advertises suggest not just ignorance, but a profound unseriousness, a sense of emotional retardation unworthy of grownup people. In this, Paul is not unique. Rather, he is emblematic. For what its worth, he says it never crossed his mind people would find his poster offensive. Actually, thats the most offensive thing about it. Write to Leonard Pitts Jr. at 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? Confucius, Analects 6th century B.C. Reverence: Rest in Peace 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 LOCAL SOURCES FIRST Commission water stance appropriate D uring its last meeting, the county commission unanimously voted for a resolution to support funding of Floridas water management districts, established in Chapter 373 of Florida Statutes and to discourage transfer of water resources across water management districts or county boundaries. The resolution is an important restatement of a policy both the county and state have followed for years that municipalities should exhaust local resources first before seeking water from other areas. Former county administrator Gary Kuhl made a presentation supporting the resolution, and reminded the board, as a young engineer 35 years ago, he reviewed plans to transfer water from as far north as the Suwannee River to support growth and development in the Tampa area. He said reaction to plans such as these led to legislation spearheaded by former representative and state senator Nancy Argenziano that made local sources first official state policy. Kuhl reminded the commission with funding cuts to regional water districts and speculation some in Tallahassee would like to move water supplies from water-rich areas such as Citrus County to waterpoor areas such as Tampa and The Villages, it is important to adequately fund water districts and prevent water transfers. We believe the commission has acted prudently to restate support for what has been a longstanding position of the board, because with growth having slowed there has been more focus on trying to get the economy moving than with water issues. With less demand for new water resources, the issue has receded in the public dialogue. However, now is the time to be planning for the future of our water because water is a valuable resource that could be harmed if it is not protected. Any policy that would allow big water users to take water from other areas would negatively impact Citrus County. We are opposed to any policy of this sort and pleased our commission has taken a stand reminding anyone thinking about taking our water that their efforts would not be welcome. THE ISSUE: County commission votes to protect water resources.OUR OPINION: Now is the time to protect our waters. 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 Trained to be warriorsWe train our soldiers and Marines to be warriors. When fourU.S. Marines perform the ultimate indignity on Taliban fighters by killing them, they are commended. Immediately after the firefightwhile their adrenalin is still up,the Marinesdisplay their contempt by urinating on the bodies and the world reacts in horror. I feel the only mistake these young men made was to record the event.Do the math The U.S. Department of Energy states the difference in driving a distance of 50 miles at 65 or 75 mph for an average driver with a 22-mpg vehicle. Driving 65 mph, 1/2 gal gas saved. At $3.50 per gallon, $1.75 saved. Unfortunately, there would be 6 minutes more driving time. With a national speed reduction of 75 to 65 mph, and 65 to 55mph, the estimated savings per year would amount to almost 1 billion barrels of oil. (The U.S. uses 3 1/4 billion barrels annually.) Thirty percent of the 43,000 annual automobile fatalities are attributed to speeding.Where did it go?I read the wire report article about $208 million jackpot won and he took a lump sum of $101 million after taxes. Just curious; could somebody break that down somewhere and let us know how much went to taxes and where the rest of it went? Curiosity. 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 Leonard Pitts OTHER VOICES Hot Corner: EXPRESS LANE More than 10 itemsOK, heres my experience with the 10 items or less (line) at the grocery store: If the two checkout lines for 10 items or less are empty and theres no one there and the clerks are standing there doing nothing, I have had them come up and take my basket from another line and pull me into their stall. And if people come up to me with 10 items or less and look at me funny, I always say, She told me to come down here. So then that takes care of the whole discussion.Impatient people This is in reference with 10 items or less in the line: Get a life. I mean these people are here to serve you. Whats five or six more items going to do? Whats it take, a minute out of their time to check them out? Impatient people. Like I said, find a life. Dont sit there and count every day.Go to 7-Eleven This is in regard to the article on Jan. 8 about the guy (who) went a little overboard against the woman who had more than 10 items in her shopping cart at the local supermarket. Im not sure that bending her finger over and yelling at her is a little overboard. It seemed like he fell clear overboard. And 10 items or less her name might have been Less. Anyway, if youre in a hurry, go to 7-Eleven. Im glad they reined him in. C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE
Good tax collector I would like to remind my fellow Citrus Countians how lucky we are to have Janice Warren as our tax collector. It is said people tend to hire their own, meaning they hire people who share their own standards and sensibilities. If that is true, we are twice-blessed with Ms. Warren. (Fifty-times blessed? How many people report to her?) I have lived in many other small towns and large cities where the simplest transactions with the county meant taking a day off work, not to mention suffering the ignominy of being treated as just another number. But here, it feels like Ive been to a party with friends. Every transaction, from paying taxes to registering a boat or an automobile, has been uplifting and enjoyable.Ellen Bass Floral City Smaller newspaper With the present flood of information by way of the Internet and television, people buy a local newspaper for local news. The Chronicle seems to be shrinking in size and reporting less and less local news. I buy the Chronicle strictly to see what is going on in Citrus County, yet very little is actually reported. Someone has purchased the Seagrass Pub out of foreclosure and has torn down the old bar and service building. Yet not one word has been printed as to what is being built and by whom. With the present economy in the shape its in, I would think news of any new construction would be a boon to readers. Surely someone in the news department drives around this county and sees these changes, yet nothing is ever reported. The paper covered the story of Dr. Bunker and his arrest, yet I have seen nothing about what has taken place since then. It would seem the long-term interest of the Chronicle would be to report local news in a diligent manner if they expect to keep their customers. I do not subscribe to the St. Petersburg Times (Citrus) because I feel they are not the local paper. The MondayChronicle is so small it seems like two sheets not that it needs to be bigger without something worthy to read. Surely Monday could be devoted to more local letters with allowances to go over the 350word limit. If the paper cannot report anything but what readers can read on the Internet or hear on TV the day before, there is not much reason for it to exist. I do like my morning paper and I do like the Chronicle so how about getting things together and reporting what people want to know locally? John Cassell Homosassa Global protests Donald E. Guard writes of his many years in military service. The Army had what it called TIH, or Troop Information Hour. An officer presented the news and the Armys spin on world events. If you completed OCS and became an officer, a higher-ranking officer taught the information hour and told you what to think. In reference to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans joining the protest groups, Guard says, Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas. But Iraq war vet Scott Olsen awoke with more than fleas. He was seriously wounded by police of the country he once defended. Iraq Veterans Against the War partnered with Veterans for Peace and hosted marches and vigils across the country called We Are All Scott Olsen. The moribund media was reminded of Douglas MacArthurs 1932 assault on the World War I veterans bonus Army. An estimated 20,000 Russians marched in Moscow to protest an election far less fraudulent than previous ones held under Yeltsins watch. The Kremlin displayed a tolerance for peaceful protesters and treated them with respect while Russian TV showed constant images of arrests and police brutality at Occupy Wall Street encampments. The U.S. media didnt notice the contrast, but it wasnt lost on the rest of the world. Guard should lose the TIH mindset; wake up and smell the tear gas. Mary B. Gregory Homosassa Avoiding accidentsDoes the number of accidents in this area bother you? I am totally astounded by the number of stupid accidents that take place daily; however, I am not surprised at why so many accidents occur. No. 1 reason: People are preoccupied with cellphone conversations, snacking, putting on makeup, chatting, reading, etc. No. 2 reason: They do not allow enough space between vehicles or are so far behind the vehicle in front of them it endangers other drivers. No. 3 reason: Trying to be overly polite by thinking they are doing other drivers a big favor by wanting them to turn illegally. When drivers try to wave me on illegally, I totally ignore them or wave my arms to discourage them. No. 4 reason: People who speed up at merge areas and expect everyone else to allow them to pull in ahead of other folks. Please take your turn like everyone else. Advice to drivers: Just follow the rules of the road! I moved here from Pennsylvania and drove most of my life in rain, sleet, snow you name it, I drove in it. But here in Florida with such beautiful weather most of the time, with no snow or freezing rain, it amazes me there are so many stupid drivers on the highways. How about making this your No. 1 New Years resolution: I will drive safely. I will be considerate of other drivers. And, last but not least, I will not be stupidly polite to other drivers to encourage them to make illegal turns. Patricia Hess Dunnellon Unjustified opinion Donald Guard is of the opinion that the Person of the Year, the protester, is an unkempt ignorant non-producer. While everyone is entitled to an opinion, it doesnt mean the opinion reflects what is true. Of course, we all know even the truth varies from person to person because it depends on whether you seek it or you believe all that you see, read and hear without questioning or digging deeper. I respect Mr. Guard for serving in the military. My father served in the Korean War, and my stepfather served during World War I. What I do not have respect for is somebody who makes blanket statements about a massive group of people from so many varying backgrounds. I for one am not an unkempt, ignorant non-producer. The many protesters I have met do not fit this description at all. What I have discovered is we are all intelligent human beings who care about our fellow human beings, and about the Earth on which we live. We are concerned about the injustices created by a system that allows corporations to buy politicians, rig elections, disenfranchise voters, eliminate jobs and pollute our Earth. We are fighting for affordable housing and livable wages. Mr. Guard and I will have to agree to disagree. It would be impossible for me to convince him to understanding what I understand, and vice versa, because we come from different backgrounds and have had different experiences. How easy and convenient it is to label others and to blame others for the crisis upon us. We all have to begin the change within, and seek common ground rather than continuing to focus on what divides us. Perhaps in doing so, we have a chance to save the human race from its own self-destruction.Betsy K. Schwartz Beverly Hills Romneys loyaltiesRecently, Mitt Romneys political ads have started here in Florida. He talks about how long he has been married, held a job and been a member of the same church. This is all interesting, but when after proudly claiming to have left his job to save the Olympics, he states his priorities as family, church and country. Mitt Romney or any other person claiming to put the church before the country, regardless of political affiliations, should never be elected to an office which is sworn to represent the people. Even John F. Kennedy did not put the church before the country, but his religion was a major issue in that campaign. 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Associated Press Bolivias President Evo Morales sings his countrys national anthem before addressing to the National Congress to deliver his state of the nation, marking the second year of his second administration Sunday in La Paz, Bolivia. Conservative wins Finland election HELSINKI Preliminary results in Finland show the conservative favorite has easily won round one of the presidential election, setting up a runoff against an environmentalist leader who is the first openly gay candidate to run for head of state in the Nordic country. With 99 percent of votes counted, Niinisto had 36.9 percent of the votes. Former environment minister Pekka Haavisto had 18.7 percent. Veteran centrist politician Paavo Vayrynen was third with 17.6 percent, followed by populist Finns party leader Timo Soini with 9.4 percent. If the results are confirmed, Niinisto and Haavisto will face each other in a second round on Feb. 5. Singing From wire reports World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressWASHINGTON Stung by a South Carolina setback that capped a bad week, Mitt Romney said he would release his tax returns Tuesday in hopes of ending a campaign distraction while revived rival Newt Gingrich said he was the strongest Republican to go toe to toe with President Barack Obama. Rick Santorum, third in the South Carolina vote, maintained he was the lone consistent conservative left in the race and pledged to keep campaigning in Florida, next on the calendar with its Jan. 31 primary, and beyond. The newly scrambled presidential contest shifted to Florida after Gingrich stopped Romneys sprint to the nomination with a convincing victory in the first-inthe South primary. For now, that removed the air of inevitability that surrounded Romneys candidacy. But Florida is larger, more diverse and more expensive, and brings new challenges for Gingrich. Once again, he must show he can overcome financial and organizational disadvantages, as he did in South Carolina. One of the reasons I think people in South Carolina voted for me was a belief that I could debate Obama head to head, that I could convey conservative values, said Gingrich as the candidates made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows. I think we had better be prepared for a tough campaign, whoever we nominate, the former House speaker said. He added, I can go toe to toe with President Obama on big things. ... I think you can draw a very strong case that in the end the dynamics of a Gingrich/Obama fight are much better for Republicans than the dynamics of a Romney/Obama fight. Romney said it was not a good week for me and cited all the time he had spent talking about his tax returns as his rivals pressed him to make them public before his promised date in April. After months of resistance, Romney had said last week that he would release tax information for 2011, but not until close to the tax filing deadline. That also was seen as a time, before the South Carolina race rattled his front-runner status, when the GOP nomination might have been decided. Romney regroups, Gingrich targets Obama Former Massachusetts governor to release tax returns Tuesday Associated Press Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, speaks during the South Carolina Primary night rally as from left, wife Ann, son Tagg, and granddaughter Allie look on Saturday in Columbia, S.C. Associated PressWASHINGTON Heres a reality check for President Barack Obamas health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care. This is the year that will make or break the health care law. States were supposed to be partners in carrying out the biggest safety net expansion since Medicare and Medicaid, and the White House claims theyre making steady progress. But an analysis by The Associated Press shows states are moving in fits and starts. Combined with new insurance coverage estimates from the nonpartisan Urban Institute, it reveals a patchwork nation. Such uneven progress could have real consequences. If it continues, it will mean disparities and delays from state to state in carrying out an immense expansion of health insurance scheduled in the law for 2014. That could happen even if the Supreme Court upholds Obamas law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. There will be something there, but if it doesnt mesh with the states culture and if the state is not really supporting it, that certainly wont help it succeed, said Urban Institute senior researcher Matthew Buettgens. The 13 states that have adopted a plan are home to only 1 in 4 of the uninsured. An additional 17 states are making headway, but its not clear all will succeed. The 20 states lagging behind account for the biggest share of the uninsured, 42 percent. Among the lagging states are four with arguably the most to gain. Texas, Florida, Georgia and Ohio together would add more than 7 million people to the insurance rolls, according to Urban Institute estimates, reducing the annual burden of charity care by $10.7 billion. Its not that we want something for free, but we want something we can afford, said Vicki McCuistion of Driftwood, Texas, who works two part-time jobs and is uninsured. With the nations highest uninsured rate, her state has made little progress. The Obama administration says McCuistion and others in the same predicament have nothing to fear. The fact of states moving at different rates does not create disparities for a particular states uninsured population, said Steve Larsen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Thats because the law says if a state isnt ready, the federal government will step in. Larsen insists the government will be ready, but its not as easy as handing out insurance cards. Someone has to set up health insurance exchanges, new onestop supermarkets with online and landline capabilities for those who buy coverage individually. A secure infrastructure must be created to verify income, legal residency and other personal information, and smooth enrollment in private insurance plans or Medicaid. Many middle-class households will be eligible for tax credits to help pay premiums for private coverage. Separate exchanges must be created for small businesses. Its a very heavy lift, said Californias health secretary, Diana Dooley, whose state was one of the first to approve a plan. Coverage is certainly important, but its not the only part. It is very complex. Lagging health care AP analysis shows insurance overhaul failing Americans Associated PressGIGLIO, Italy Natives of the tiny Italian island of Giglio renowned for its beauty as far back as ancient Roman times hail from hardy stock whose distant ancestors survived ruthless raids by pirates and where even today many eke out a living from crystal-clear but often perilous seas. But when the islanders gaze out on the capsized wreck of the Costa Concordia, lying lifelessly on its side outside their port like some mournful beached giant creature from the sea, they pray and sigh in sorrow. Mamma mia, please excuse me, it makes me so emotional. Mamma mia, said Ornella Monti, whose house on Giglio, near the customs police station at the port, looks squarely out at the shipwreck. I had it all in front of my house, a weeping Monti said Sunday, as she lit electric candles in San Lorenzo church. Dear God, help us. Lets give a lot of light for this girl, said Monti, lighting another candle and referring to a 5-year-old Dayana Arlotti, an Italian girl, who along with her father, is among the missing. Many of the 1,500 islanders, a tough breed of fishermen and their families who repair fishing nets by hand in the winter and take tourists out in painted wooden boats after a night of fishing at sea, were still shaken by the tragedy which unfolded in front of their eyes. Women rushed out with blankets when shivering survivors stepped off lifeboats or staggered up rocks after swimming ashore when the evacuation of the 4,200 passengers and crew turned chaotic. Islanders offered children milk and biscuits, and invited stunned families into their homes to warm and calm themselves. Italian islanders ache for victims Associated Press A police boat sails by the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia, off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Rescuers on Sunday resumed searching the abovewater section of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner, but choppy seas kept divers from exploring the submerged part, where officials have said there could be bodies. Associated Press Dan and Vicki McCuistion, of Driftwood, Texas, have been uninsured throughout their 17 years of marriage. Its not that we want something for free, but we want something we can afford, said Vicki, who works two part-time jobs. STATES AND THEIR UNINSURED NUMBERS ADOPTED A PLAN StateUninsured California7,471,382 Colorado817,264 Connecticut390,862 Washington, D.C.65,253 Hawaii102,115 Maryland734,044 Massachusetts214,894 Nevada555,193 Oregon677,599 Rhode Island121,675 Utah424,220 Vermont61,152 Washington812,012 West Virginia265,677 SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS Alabama696,118 Arizona1,305,846 Delaware114,609 Illinois1,794,685 Indiana855,635 Iowa291,718 Maine146,161 Michigan1,336,484 Minnesota453,310 Mississippi529,703 Nebraska225,830 New Jersey1,333,880 New Mexico506,466 New York2,780,202 North Carolina1,583,235 Pennsylvania1,319,094 Virginia1,023,247 OUTLOOK UNCLEAR Alaska128,074 Georgia1,992,002 Idaho239,073 Kansas361,310 Kentucky726,674 Missouri780,077 Montana178,785 North Dakota74,092 Ohio1,578,061 Oklahoma596,817 South Carolina753,650 South Dakota108,011 Tennessee981,670 Texas6,654,183 Wisconsin562,376 Wyoming83,587 NO SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS Arkansas545,192 Florida3,951,924 Louisiana810,894 New Hampshire136,023 Sources: Associated Press, Urban Institute Yemens president leaves for US SANAA, Yemen Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left his battered nation Sunday on his way to the U.S. for medical treatment after passing power to his deputy and asking for forgiveness for any shortcomings during his rein. But in a sign Salehs role as Yemens top power broker is likely far from over, he said he would return to Yemen before the official power transfer next month to serve as the head of his ruling party. Salehs departure marks a small achievement in the months of diplomatic efforts by the U.S. and Yemens powerful Gulf neighbors to ease the nearly year-old political crisis in the Arab worlds poorest country. An active al-Qaida branch there has taken advantage of the turmoil, stepping up operations and seizing territory. After months of diplomatic pressure and mass protests calling for his ouster, Saleh signed a deal in November to transfer authority to his vice president in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Still, Saleh continued to exercise power behind the scenes, sparking accusations he sought to scuttle the deal and cling to power.
S PORTS Section B MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated Press Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in major college football, died Sunday at the age of 85. According to youngest son Scott Paterno, the cause of death was lung cancer. Legendary Penn St. coach left college football as all-time winningest Associated PressSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. Other than family, football was everything to Joe Paterno. It was his lifeblood. It kept him pumped. Life could not be same without it. Right now, Im not the coach. And Ive got to get used to that, Paterno said after the Penn State Board of Trustees fired him at the height of a child sex abuse scandal. Before he could, he ran out of time. Paterno, a sainted figure at Penn State for almost half a century but scarred forever by the scandal involving his one-time heir apparent, died Sunday at age 85. His death came just 65 days after his son Scott said his father had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Mount Nittany Medical Center said he died at 9:25 a.m. of metastatic small cell carcinoma of the lung, an aggressive cancer that has spread from one part of the body to an unrelated area. Friends and former colleagues believe there were other factors the kind that wouldnt appear on a death certificate. You can die of heartbreak. Im NFL Conference CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Patriots are back! Associated Press New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after scoring a one-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots advanced to their first Super Bowl sinc e the 2007 season when Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the contest. Associated Press New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws the ball during the first half of the NFC Championship game Sunday in San Francisco. See PATERNO / Page B3 You can die of heartbreak. Im sure Joe had some heartbreak too. Bobby Bowden Former Florida State University football coach on the passing of Joe Paterno. New England wins AFC Championship over Baltimore, surviving 23-20 Associated PressFOXBOROUGH, Mass. Tom Brady got all the help he needed to get the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl. Thank you, Billy Cundiff. The Baltimore Ravens kicker shanked a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Patriots escaped with a 23-20 victory in the AFC championship game on Sunday. Usually, vintage Brady doesnt need much assistance in championship settings, but the Patriots much-maligned defense came through, and Bradys 1yard touchdown dive with 11:29 left proved to be the winning points. Well, I sucked pretty bad today, but our defense saved us, Brady said after throwing for 239 yards, with two interceptions and, for the first time in 36 games, no TD passes. Im going to try to go out and do a better job in a couple of weeks, but Im proud of this team, my teammates. Brady waited out the final tense minutes on the sideline, and then celebrated with the rest of his team when Cundiffs attempt went wide left. The Ravens looked on in stunned horror. Cundiff had no excuse. Its a kick Ive kicked probably a thousand times in my career, Cundiff said. I went out there and didnt convert. Thats the way things go. Next up as the Patriots chase their fourth Super Bowl trophy in Brady and coach Bill Belichicks tenure in New England is the New York Giants, who beat the San Francisco 49ers 2017 in overtime Sunday night. The Patriots were installed as 3-point favorites for the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. In their last trip to the big game, the Patriots had an 18-0 record when they were stunned by the Giants four years ago. They won the NFL championship for the 2001, 2003 and 2004 seasons. This time, they head to the Super Bowl with a 10-game winning streak. Before Cundiff missed, the Ravens had a chance to go ahead two plays earlier, but wide receiver Lee Evans was stripped of the ball in the end zone by backup cornerback Sterling Moore, who earlier was victimized for a touchdown that gave Baltimore (13-5) the lead 17-16. On his touchdown, Brady took a huge hit from Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis, then emphatically spiked the ball as he walked away. Earlier, Brady showed his fire by barking at Lewis following a hard tackle on a 4-yard run. Its a pretty mentally tough team, said Brady, whose fifth trip to the Super Bowl will equal John Elways achievement with Denver. Theres really some resiliency. Weve shown that all season. Even in the games weve lost, the three games we lost, we fought until the end. Were always going to fight to the end. Its great to be a part of a team like this. Baltimore had the touted defense in this matchup, but New Englands unit, ranked 31st overall, was just as powerful. We stepped up, Pro Bowl Tynes kicks Giants into Super Bowl New York outlasts San Francisco in overtime thriller Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO Eli Manning is headed to another Super Bowl with a shot to show the world he belongs in the same breath as Tom Brady. Manning directed one short, final drive and Lawrence Tynes kicked a game-winning 31-yard field goal in sudden death overtime, sending the New York Giants to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game Sunday night. In another tight one in this decades-old postseason rivalry, both defenses made key stops before New York capitalized on another costly mistake by San Francisco. Manning and the Giants (12-7) will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. The last time the teams met for the NFL title, 2008, the Giants ended the Patriots bid for a perfect season. Tynes got the Giants there for a second time. He kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime at Green Bay in the 2008 NFC title game that put New York in the Super Bowl on the way to the franchises third title. Devin Thomas put the Giants in position. He recovered his second fumble of the game after Jacquian Williams stripped the ball from fill-in return man Kyle Williams, who also fumbled earlier to set up a New York See GIANTS / Page B4 See PATS / Page B4 Golf, tennis/ B2 NBA, NHL/ B2 Joe Paterno quotes/ B3 College basketball/ B4 Entertainment/ B5 Classifieds/ B8 Citrus hosted a 16-team wrestling event on Saturday. See the final wrapup on PageB8.
B2 M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S PORTS Caps ice Penguins Associated PressPITTSBURGH Evgeni Malkin pounded home a rebound 1:31 into overtime to give the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Malkin, the NHL points leader, banged a long carom off the end boards past Michal Neuvirth for his 26th goal of the season. Malkin added two assists to give him 58 points. James Neal scored twice and assisted on the winner in Pittsburghs sixth straight victory. Kris Letang scored for the second straight game Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 17 shots. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists for Washington, Alexander Semin added a goal and an assist, and Brooks Laich also scored.Bruins 6, Flyers 5, SOPHILADELPHIA Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal in a shootout to lift Boston past Philadelphia. The Northeast Division-leading Bruins havent lost in regulation in Philadelphia since March 10, 2007, going 9-0-1. The defending Stanley Cup champions are tied with the New York Rangers for first place in the Eastern Conference, a point behind Detroit for the NHL lead. Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Gregory Campbell scored in regulation for Boston. Scott Hartnell had natural hat trick in the second period, and Max Talbot scored twice for Philadelphia. Tim Thomas stopped Wayne Simmonds to win it after Seguin beat a sprawling Ilya Bryzgalov in the shootout. Bucks stop Heat, 91-82 Celtics dazzle Wizards, 100-94 Associated PressMIAMI Brandon Jennings scored 23 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 16 off the bench and the Milwaukee Bucks held Miami to 37 percent shooting on the way to beating the Heat 91-82 on Sunday night. It was the second straight road win for Milwaukee, which started the year 0-8 away from home. Andrew Bogut scored 13 points for the Bucks, who got 10 apiece from Shaun Livingston and Stephen Jackson. LeBron James finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds for Miami, which had won three straight. Chris Bosh scored 23 for the Heat, who got 12 from Mario Chalmers. Milwaukee turned 22 Miami turnovers into 22 points and the Heat tied an NBA season-low with nine assists, one shy of matching the franchise record. It was the first time Miami lost this season in seven games without Dwyane Wade, out again with a sprained right ankle. Milwaukee won despite shooting 35 percent, and 5 for 30 from 3point range. Miami got within 83-80 with 2:15 left on a pair of free throws by Bosh, before Ilyasova restored Milwaukees five-point lead with 1:50 left. Miamis next two possessions ended with a turnover and a missed layup by James with three Bucks in pursuit, all that getting followed by Jennings putback of a missed 3-pointer by Jackson with 39.5 seconds left to all but seal the win for Milwaukee. Its the first time Milwaukee has won consecutive road games since December 2010. The Heat sputtered through the first half, putting up season-lows in just about every offensive category including points (41), field goals (11), field-goal percentage (.355) and assists (four). Celtics 100, Wizards 94WASHINGTON Paul Pierce had season highs with 34 points and 10 assists and tied his season-best mark with eight rebounds to lead Boston over Washington. The Celtics won for the second time in three games despite playing most of the game without a pair of starting guards. Point guard Rajon Rondo was out for the second straight game with a sprained right wrist, and Boston lost starting guard Ray Allen as well when he jammed his left ankle in the first half. Pierce stepped in and made up for their absence, going 10 for 15 from the floor and 12 of 15 from the line. His three steals were also a season high. Kevin Garnett scored 17 points, Mickael Pietrus tied a season high with 14 and Brandon Bass had 13 for the Celtics. John Wall scored 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Wizards. Nick Young scored 19 points and JaVale McGee added 13.Clippers 103, Raptors 91 LOS ANGELES Mo Williams scored 19 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Blake Griffin had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Los Angeles sent Toronto to its eighth straight loss. DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 16 rebounds and Chauncey Billups had 14 assists for the Clippers, playing their fifth straight game without point guard Chris Paul because of a left hamstring strain. Caron Butler finished with 15 points for Los Angeles. Leandro Barbosa scored 19 points and Linas Kleiza added 16 for the Raptors. Torontos DeMar DeRozan had 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Nets 97, Bobcats 87 NEWARK N.J. Deron Williams had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead New Jersey over Charlotte. Williams near triple double would have been the first of the season for the Nets, who improved to 5-12. MarShon Brooks added 20 points for the Nets, while Anthony Morrow added 19 points. Rookie Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Gerald Henderson had 15 points while Bismack Biyombo and Derrick Brown had 11 each. Associated Press Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Bogut looks to pass as Miami Heats Mario Chalmers defends during the first half Sunday in Miami. The Bucks defeated the Heat 91-82. Wilson holds off field on PGA Tour Golfer wins Humana in California Associated PressLA QUINTA, Calif. Mark Wilsons last day at the Humana Challenge started before sunrise and ended after sunset. In between, he finished his third round, got his kids ready for daycare at his in-laws house, and then held off several hard-charging contenders amid the final rounds growing dark and desert chill. Yep, Wilson certainly earned the trophy he promptly broke. Wilson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Humana Challenge on Sunday, beating Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner by two strokes in a dramatic dusk finish to the wind-delayed tournament. Moments after Garrigus barely missed a 35-foot eagle putt that would have given him the lead, Wilson coolly made his birdie try in the disappearing light before celebrating his fifth career PGA Tour victory with his wife, two sons and a surprisingly fragile trophy from the erstwhile Bob Hope Classic. Even on a day chock-full of uncommon obstacles, Wilson handled everything with style. Robert and I, going back and forth, we really enjoyed that, Wilson said. It just came down to 18, and I didnt want to give him a chance to make that putt to tie me. ... Thats what we play for. You want somebody to win it, not necessarily to lose it. Wilson led by three strokes Sunday morning after finishing the final three holes of his third round at La Quinta Country Club, which got the most damage from Saturdays ferocious wind. After a quick trip back to his in-laws place nearby, he quickly lost the lead on the low-scoring Palmer Private course, but played bogeyfree over the final 15 holes. Every other competitor dropped back including Garrigus, who fell out of the lead when he missed a 5 1/2foot par putt on the 17th. We really couldnt see much, said Garrigus, who finished a third-round 61 earlier Sunday. I could barely pick up the flag on 18. We had a great day, and it got pretty dark. I wish I could have read that putt a little better. Wilson closed with a 3under 69 to finish at 24 under, taking the $1,008,000 winners share of the $5.6 million purse despite the growing dark and cold. While most everybody else pulled on sweaters for the final holes, the Wisconsin native stayed in his polo shirt out of superstition and familiarity. Its a feel thing, Wilson said. Ive been playing with short sleeves all day. I didnt just want to put it on and get a new feeling, because everything was going well. After wind gusts topping 35 mph caused damage on all three courses and forced an early end to play Saturday, the final round stretched well past sunset in the Coachella Valley. The first three rounds were dominated by low scores, but Jeff Maggert made the biggest move in the final round, moving up to fifth with a bogey-free 64. Associated Press Mark Wilson hits off the 16th tee of the Palmer Private Course at PGA West during the final round of the Humana Challenge on Sunday in La Quinta, Calif. Wilson won the tournament. Collision course Clijsters, Wozniacki on track to meet Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova recovered from an embarrassing miss and a two-game lapse to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Monday for a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals. The 21-year-old Czech was dominant against Ivanovic until her game momentarily came undone near the end of the second set after she missed a routine overhead at the net to allow the former French Open champion to trim her deficit to 5-4. Kvitova lost the next eight points to fall behind 6-5 badly missing on a couple of wild groundstrokes and only managed to force a tiebreaker with two big serves out wide in the 12th game. Ivanovics two double-faults early in the tiebreaker gave Kvitova some easy points and took the pressure off. The match seemed close to ending much earlier when Kvitova got into perfect position to put away an innocuous lob from Ivanovic but played through the shot too quickly and was hit instead on the body. It was a very tough match at the end. I mean it was a really easy point then I thought I got it and I lost eight points in a row, she said. Im very happy I played very well in the tiebreak. Shell next play either Sara Errani of Italy or Chinas Zheng Jie, a semifinalist here in 2010. Chinas top hope went out Sunday when French Open champion Li Na wasted four match points before losing to defending champion Kim Clijsters in a rematch of last years final. The fourth-round comeback victory by Aussie Kim sent a charge through the crowd before the fans dressed in canary yellow then turned their attention toward supporting one of their own. Then along came Roger Federer to flatten their hopes. Federer has won four of his record 16 Grand Slam singles titles at Rod Laver Arena, and he more or less held a clinic Sunday night a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Bernard Tomic that moved him into the quarterfinals for a 31st consecutive major. Federer mixed soft, angled drop shots that just cleared the net with crisp groundstrokes that hit the lines and for good measure a leaping, backhand overhead. It was like boxing in the beginning. You dont want to take too many chances, Federer said, explaining why there werent any service breaks until the ninth game, when he produced two drop shots for winners with Tomic stranded in the backcourt. Had one game when I was starting to feel better, next thing you know Im up a break. Maybe I broke his will there a bit. Federers quarterfinal will be his 1,000th tour-level match. He plays 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, whom he once expected to rise to No. 1. Clijsters won despite limping on a badly sprained left ankle. She saved four match points in a tiebreaker en route to her 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over Li. That put the Belgian veteran on course for a quarterfinal against Caroline Wozniacki, who has held the year-end No. 1 ranking the last two seasons without winning a major. Wozniacki had a 6-0, 7-5 win over former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic and said her confidence is high. If I play like I did today, Kim will have to really play well to beat me, she said. Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka advanced with a 62, 6-2 win over Iveta Benesova. She next plays eighth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska. Rafael Nadal had a convincing win over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Sunday. The 2009 champions right knee was heavily wrapped and his left ankle needed to be taped after three games of the first set. Afterward, he said he was fine. He next plays Tomas Berdych, hoping to avoid a third consecutive quarterfinal loss in Melbourne. Berdych beat Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2), then was jeered by the crowd at Hisense Arena after he refused to shake hands with his Spanish rival. The Czech was upset that Almagro had hit the ball straight at him while he was at the net during the fourth set. Associated Press Kim Clijsters reacts during her fourth round match against Li Na at the Australian Open tennis championship Sunday in Melbourne, Australia.
sure Joe had some heartbreak, too, said 82-year-old Bobby Bowden, the former Florida State coach who retired two years ago after 34 seasons in Tallahassee. Longtime Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said he suspected the emotional turmoil of the last few weeks might have played into it. And Mickey Shuler, who played tight end for Paterno from 1975 to 1977, held his alma mater accountable. I dont think that the Penn State that he helped us to become and all the principles and values and things that he taught were carried out in the handling of his situation, he said. Paternos death less than three months following his last victory called to mind another coaching great, Alabamas Paul Bear Bryant, who died less than a month after retiring. Quit coaching? Bryant said late in his career. Id croak in a week. Paterno alluded to the remark made by his friend and rival, saying in 2003: There isnt anything in my life anymore except my family and my football. I think about it all the time. The winningest coach in major college football, Paterno roamed the Penn State sidelines for 46 seasons, his thick-rimmed glasses, windbreaker and jet-black sneakers as familiar as the Nittany Lions blue and white uniforms. His devotion to what he called Success with Honor made Paternos fall all the more startling. Happy Valley seemed perfect for him, a place where JoePa knew best, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach, but won them the right way. With Paterno, character came first, championships second, academics before athletics. He insisted on-field success not come at the expense of graduation rates. But in the middle of his final season, the legend was shattered. Paterno was engulfed in a child sex abuse scandal when a former trusted assistant, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of molesting 10 boys during a 15-year span, sometimes in the football building. Outrage built quickly after the states top law enforcement official said the coach hadnt fulfilled a moral obligation to go to authorities when a graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, reported seeing Sandusky with a young boy in the showers of the football complex in 2002. McQueary said he had seen Sandusky attacking the child with his hands around the boys waist but said he wasnt 100 percent sure it was intercourse. McQueary described Paterno as shocked and saddened and said the coach told him he had done the right thing by reporting the encounter. Paterno waited a day before alerting school officials and never went to the police. I didnt know which way to go ... and rather than get in there and make a mistake, Paterno told The Washington Postin an interview nine days before his death. You know, (McQueary) didnt want to get specific, Paterno said. And to be frank with you I dont know that it would have done any good, because I never heard of, of, rape and a man. So I just did what I thought was best. I talked to people that I thought would be, if there was a problem, that would be following up on it. When the scandal broke in November, Paterno said he would retire following the 2011 season. He also said he was absolutely devastated by the abuse case. This is a tragedy, he said. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more. But the university trustees fired Paterno, effective immediately. Graham Spanier, one of the longest-serving university presidents in the nation, also was fired. Paterno was notified by phone, not in person, a decision that board vice chairman John Surma regretted, trustees said. Lanny Davis, the attorney retained by trustees as an adviser, said Surma intended to extend his regrets over the phone before Paterno hung up him. After weeks of escalating criticism by some former players and alumni about a lack of transparency, trustees last week said they fired Paterno in part because he failed a moral obligation to do more in reporting the 2002 allegation. An attorney for Paterno on Thursday called the boards comments self-serving and unsupported by the facts. Paterno fully reported what he knew to the people responsible for campus investigations, lawyer Wick Sollers said. He did what he thought was right with the information he had at the time, Sollers said. The lung cancer was found during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness. A few weeks later, Paterno broke his pelvis after a fall but did not need surgery. The hospital said Paterno was surrounded by family members, who have requested privacy. Paterno had been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation after what his family called minor complications from his cancer treatments. Washington Postwriter Sally Jenkins, who conducted the final interview, described Paterno then as frail, speaking mostly in a whisper and wearing a wig. The second half of the two-day interview was done at his bedside. On Sunday, two police officers were stationed to block traffic on the street where Paternos modest ranch home stands next to a local park. The officers said the family had asked there be no public gathering outside the house, still decorated with a Christmas wreath, so Paternos relatives could grieve privately. And, indeed, the street was quiet on a cold winter day. Paternos sons, Scott and Jay, arrived separately at the house late Sunday morning. Jay Paterno, who was his fathers quarterbacks coach, was crying. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled, the family said in a statement. He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community. Paterno built a program based on the credo of Success with Honor, and he found both. He won 409 games and took the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl games and two national championships. More than 250 of the players he coached went on to the NFL. He will go down as the greatest football coach in the history of the game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said after his former team, the Florida Gators, beat Penn State 37-24 in the 2011 Outback Bowl. The university handed the football team to one of Paternos assistants, Tom Bradley, who said Paterno will go down in history as one of the greatest men, who maybe most of you know as a great football coach. As the last 61 years have shown, Joe made an incredible impact, said the statement from the family. That impact has been felt and appreciated by our family in the form of thousands of letters and well wishes along with countless acts of kindness from people whose lives he touched. It is evident also in the thousands of successful student athletes who have gone on to multiply that impact as they spread out across the country. New Penn State football coach Bill OBrien, hired earlier this month, offered his condolences. There are no words to express my respect for him as a man and as a coach, OBrien said in a statement. To be following in his footsteps at Penn State is an honor. Paterno believed success was not measured entirely on the field. From his idealistic early days, he had implemented what he called a grand experiment to graduate more players while maintaining success on the field. He maintained a high standard in a very difficult profession. Joe preached toughness, hard work and clean competition, Sandusky said in a statement. Most importantly, he had the courage to practice what he preached. The team consistently ranked among the best in the Big Ten for graduating players. As of 2011, it had 49 academic All-Americans, the third-highest among schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision. All but two played under Paterno. He teaches us about really just growing up and being a man, former linebacker Paul Posluszny, now with the NFLs Jacksonville Jaguars, once said. Besides the football, hes preparing us to be good men in life. Paterno certainly had detractors. One former Penn State professor called his high-minded words on academics a farce, and a former administrator said players often got special treatment. His coaching style often was considered too conservative. Some thought he held on to his job too long, and a move to push him out in 2004 failed. But the critics were in the minority, and his program was never cited for major NCAA violations. The child sex abuse scandal, however, did prompt separate inquiries by the U.S. Department of Education and the NCAA into the schools handling. Paterno didnt intend to become a coach. He played quarterback and defensive back for Brown University and set a school record with 14 career interceptions, but when he graduated in 1950 he planned to go to law school. He said his father hoped he would someday be president. But when Paterno was 23, a former coach at Brown was moving to Penn State to become the head coach and persuaded Paterno to come with him as an assistant. I had no intention to coach when I got out of Brown, Paterno said in 2007 in an interview at Penn States Beaver Stadium before being inducted into college footballs Hall of Fame. Come to this hick town? From Brooklyn?S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 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! 000ACAS Twisted Oaks Golf Course 4801 N. Forest Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 746-6257 www.twistedoaksgc.com MONDAY -FRIDAY AFTER 11AM INCLUDES GREENS FEES, CART 4 PLAY EVERY DAY AFTER 3PM $ 1 00 $ 100 Not Valid For League Play. Expires 2/20/12 Not Valid For League Play Expires 2/20/12 FOR PER HOLE PATERNOContinued from Page B1 Associated Press Legendary Penn State University coach Joe Paterno spent 61 years in Happy Valley with his wife Sue and their five children. Penn States campus library, in fact, bears Paternos name. Many remember Paternos impact Associated PressReactions to the death of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno:History will say that hes one of the greatest. Whos coached longer, whos coached better, whos won more games, whos been more successful than Joe? Whos done more for his university than Joe? Youve lost one of the greatest. He probably means the same thing up there that Bear Bryant meant down here. Hes an icon. retired Florida State coach Bobby Bowden. The Penn State football program is one of college footballs iconic programs because it was led by an icon in the coaching profession in Joe Paterno. ... To be following in his footsteps at Penn State is an honor. Penn State coach Bill OBrien. You could have become a good football player at many places but you wouldnt have become the man you are if you didnt go to Penn State. former Penn State running back Mike Guman. My first thoughts about Joe are not as a coach because he was well beyond that. He was an educator and a teacher. He taught lessons, some about football, mostly about life. He taught us how to treat others and how to conduct life. He did it with his life. former Penn State linebacker Matt Millen. Whenever you recruited or played against Joe, you knew how he operated and that he always stood for the right things. Of course, his longevity over time and his impact on college football is remarkable. Anybody who knew Joe feels badly about the circumstances. I suspect the emotional turmoil of the last few weeks might have played into it. Nebraska athletic director and former coach Tom Osborne. We came to Penn State as young kids and when we left there we were men and the reason for that was Joe Paterno. Lydell Mitchell, a star running back at Penn State from 1968 to 1972. His influence on me personally was a lot more far-reaching than the playing field. ... Coach Paterno should be remembered and revered for his 61 years of service to the Penn State community, the many games and championships he won, and the positive influence he was. Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny, who played at Penn State linebacker from 2003 to 2006. I talked to him on his birthday (Dec. 21). He was a great man and a great friend. He lived by the rules. He made sure his players got good grades. He was about more than just football. George Perles, who coached against Paterno at Michigan State. We grieve for the loss of Joe Paterno, a great man who made us a greater university. His dedication to ensuring his players were successful both on the field and in life is legendary and his commitment to education is unmatched. Penn State board of trustees and university President Rodney Erickson. Ive coached around 300 college games and only once when Ive met the other coach at midfield prior to the game have I asked a photographer to take a picture of me with the other coach. That happened in the Citrus Bowl after the season when we were playing Penn State. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. Associated Press In this Jan. 1, 1983 photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno takes a victory ride from his players after defeating Georgia 27-23 in the Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans, to win the national championship. On Sunday, family says Paterno, winningest coach in major college football, has died.
touchdown. Its my second NFC championship game, my second game-winner, Tynes said. Its amazing. I had dreams about this last night. It was from 42, not 31, but I was so nervous today before the game just anticipating this kind of game. Im usually pretty cool, but there was something about tonight where I knew I was going to have to make a kick. Manning went 32 of 58 for 316 yards and two touchdowns in his record fifth road playoff win, New Yorks fifth in a row overall and fifth out of six. David Akers kicked a 25yard field goal with 5:39 to play in regulation for San Francisco, and the NFC championship game between the New York Giants and 49ers went to overtime tied 17-17 on Sunday. It was the third NFC title game in five years to go to OT. The Giants beat Green Bay 23-20 four years ago on the way to the Super Bowl title. With San Francisco leading 14-10 early in the fourth quarter and about to take over possession, a bouncing punt by Steve Weatherford glanced off returner Kyle Williams right knee and was recovered by New York.C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS TELEVISION SPORTS NBA 7:30 p.m. (SUN) Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics 8 p.m. (WGN-A) New Jersey Nets at Chicago Bulls MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Syracuse at Cincinnati 9 p.m. (ESPN) Texas A&M at Kansas WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennessee at Notre Dame HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings SOCCER 12 p.m. (FSNFL) English Premier League: Everton vs. Blackburn Rovers (Taped) TENNIS 12 p.m. (ESPN2) Australian Open Round of 16 (Taped) 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Australian Open Mens and Womens Quarterfinals 3:30 a.m. (ESPN2) Australian Open Quarterfinals TODAYS RADIO SPORTS GIRLS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (WYKE 104.3 FM) The Villages at Lecanto Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS SOCCER District 2A-6 Tournament at The Villages 3 p.m. No. 6 Crystal River vs. No. 3 Taylor GIRLS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. The Villages at Lecanto 7:30 p.m. Citrus at Vanguard 7:30 p.m. Belleview at Seven Rivers BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Seven Rivers at Bronson GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING 4 p.m. South Sumter at Lecanto Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 5 9 1 CASH 3 (late) 7 5 3 PLAY 4 (early) 7 1 7 1 PLAY 4 (late) 8 1 6 7 FANTASY 5 8 9 10 14 32 NFL Playoff GlanceWild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 New England 45, Denver 10 Sunday, Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC, 7 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m.AFC Championship Patriots 23, Ravens 20 Baltimore01010020 New England3103723 First Quarter NEFG Gostkowski 29, 5:49. Second Quarter BalFG Cundiff 20, 14:21. NEGreen-Ellis 7 run (Gostkowski kick), 10:35. BalPitta 6 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 6:03. NEFG Gostkowski 35, 3:00. Third Quarter NEFG Gostkowski 24, 9:06. BalT.Smith 29 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 3:38. BalFG Cundiff 39, :50. Fourth Quarter NEBrady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 11:29. A,756. BalNE First downs1925 Total Net Yards398330 Rushes-yards31-11631-96 Passing282234 Punt Returns1-43-7 Kickoff Returns1-203-101 Interceptions Ret.2-391-19 Comp-Att-Int22-36-122-36-2 Sacked-Yards Lost3-241-5 Punts4-43.82-48.5 Fumbles-Lost1-02-1 Penalties-Yards6-331-5 Time of Possession33:3326:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGBaltimore, Rice 21-67, Flacco 427, R.Williams 6-22. New England, Green-Ellis 15-68, Woodhead 6-18, Hernandez 3-9, Brady 6-2, Edelman 1-(minus 1). PASSINGBaltimore, Flacco 22-36-1-306. New England, Brady 22-36-2-239. RECEIVINGBaltimore, Boldin 6-101, Pitta 541, T.Smith 3-82, Evans 3-39, Dickson 2-23, Leach 2-9, Rice 1-11. New England, Hernandez 7-66, Welker 6-53, Gronkowski 5-87, Branch 2-18, Edelman 1-8, Woodhead 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALSBaltimore, Cundiff 32 (WL). NFC Championship Giants 20, 49ers 17, OT N.Y. Giants01007320 San Francisco7073017 First Quarter SFV.Davis 73 pass from Ale.Smith (Akers kick), 7:11. Second Quarter NYGPascoe 6 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 11:15. NYGFG Tynes 31, :02. Third Quarter SFV.Davis 28 pass from Ale.Smith (Akers kick), 5:18. Fourth Quarter NYGManningham 17 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 8:34. SFFG Akers 25, 5:39. Overtime NYGFG Tynes 31, 7:06. A,732. NYGSF First downs2015 Total Net Yards352328 Rushes-yards26-8528-150 Passing267178 Punt Returns6-558-70 Kickoff Returns1-174-100 Interceptions Ret.0-00-0 Comp-Att-Int32-58-012-26-0 Sacked-Yards Lost6-493-18 Punts12-46.410-45.5 Fumbles-Lost1-04-2 Penalties-Yards9-606-50 Time of Possession39:3628:18 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGN.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 20-74, Jacobs 5-13, Manning 1-(minus 2). San Francisco, Gore 16-74, Ale.Smith 6-42, Hunter 4-31, Dixon 2-3. PASSINGN.Y. Giants, Manning 32-58-0-316. San Francisco, Ale.Smith 12-26-0-196. RECEIVINGN.Y. Giants, Cruz 10-142, Bradshaw 6-52, Nicks 5-55, Beckum 4-16, Hynoski 3-20, Jacobs 2-8, Manningham 1-17, Pascoe 16. San Francisco, Gore 6-45, V.Davis 3-112, Walker 2-36, Crabtree 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone.AFC Champions 2011New England 23, Baltimore 20 2010Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19 2009Indianapolis 30, New York 17 2008Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 14 2007New England 21, San Diego 12 2006Indianapolis 38, New England 34 2005Pittsburgh 34, Denver 17 2004New England 41, Pittsburgh 27 2003New England 24, Indianapolis 14 2002Oakland 41, Tennessee 24 2001New England 24, Pittsburgh 17 2000Baltimore 16, Oakland 3 1999Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 14 1998Denver 23, New York 10 1997Denver 24, Pittsburgh 21 1996New England 20, Jacksonville 6 1995Pittsburgh 20, Indianapolis 16 1994San Diego 17, Pittsburgh 13 1993Buffalo 30, Kansas City 13 1992Buffalo 29, Miami 10 1991Buffalo 10, Denver 7 1990Buffalo 51, L.A. Raiders 3 1989Denver 37, Cleveland 21 1988Cincinnati 21, Buffalo 10 1987Denver 38, Cleveland 33 1986Denver 23, Cleveland 20, OT 1985New England 31, Miami 14 1984Miami 45, Pittsburgh 28 1983L.A. Raiders 30, Seattle 14 1982Miami 14, New York 0 1981Cincinnati 27, San Diego 7 1980Oakland 34, San Diego 27 1979Pittsburgh 27, Houston 13 1978Pittsburgh 34, Houston 5 1977Denver 20, Oakland 17 1976Oakland 24, Pittsburgh 7 1975Pittsburgh 16, Oakland 10 1974Pittsburgh 24, Oakland 13 1973Miami 27, Oakland 10 1972Miami 21, Pittsburgh 17 1971Miami 21, Baltimore 0 1970Baltimore 27, Oakland 17 1969Kansas City 17, Oakland 7 1968New York 27, Oakland 23 1967Oakland 40, Houston 7 1966Kansas City 31, Buffalo 7 1965Buffalo 23, San Diego 0 1964Buffalo 20, San Diego 7 1963San Diego 51, Boston 10 1962Dallas 20, Houston 17, OT 1961Houston 10, San Diego 3 1960Houston 24, L.A. Chargers 16NFC Champions 2011N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT 2010Green Bay 21, Chicago 14 2009New Orleans 31, Minnesota 28, OT 2008Arizona 32, Philadelphia 25 2007New York 23, Green Bay 20, OT 2006Chicago 39, New Orleans 14 2005Seattle 34, Carolina 14 2004Philadelphia 27, Atlanta 10 2003Carolina 14, Philadelphia 3 2002Tampa Bay 27, Philadelphia 10 2001St. Louis 29, Philadelphia 24 2000New York 41, Minnesota 0 1999St. Louis 11, Tampa Bay 6 1998Atlanta 30, Minnesota 27, OT 1997Green Bay 23, San Francisco 10 1996Green Bay 30, Carolina 13 1995Dallas 38, Green Bay 27 1994San Francisco 38, Dallas 28 1993Dallas 38, San Francisco 21 1992Dallas 30, San Francisco 20 1991Washington 41, Detroit 10 1990New York 15, San Francisco 13 1989San Francisco 30, L.A. Rams 3 1988San Francisco 28, Chicago 3 1987Washington 17, Minnesota 10 1986New York 17, Washington 0 1985Chicago 24, L.A. Rams 0 1984San Francisco 23, Chicago 0 1983Washington 24, San Francisco 21 1982Washington 31, Dallas 17 1981San Francisco 28, Dallas 27 1980Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 1979L.A. Rams 9, Tampa Bay 0 1978Dallas 28, L.A. Rams 0 1977Dallas 23, Minnesota 6 1976Minnesota 24, L.A. Rams 13 1975Dallas 37, L.A. Rams 7 1974Minnesota 14, L.A. Rams 10 1973Minnesota 27, Dallas 10 1972Washington 26, Dallas 3 1971Dallas 14, San Francisco 3 1970Dallas 17, San Francisco 10 1969Minnesota 27, Cleveland Browns 7 1968Baltimore 34, Cleveland Browns 0 1967Green Bay 21, Dallas 17 1966Green Bay 34, Dallas 27 1965Green Bay 23, Cleveland Browns 12 1964Cleveland Browns 27, Baltimore 0 1963Chicago Bears 14, New York 10 1962Green Bay 16, New York 7 1961Green Bay 37, New York 0 1960Philadelphia 17, Green Bay 13 1959Baltimore 31, New York 16 1958Baltimore 23, New York 17, OT 1957Detroit 59, Cleveland Browns 14B4 M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 S COREBOARD Humana Challenge Sunday At La Quinta, Calif., Purse: $5.6 million, p-PGA West (Palmer Course): 6,950 yards, par-72, q-La Quinta Country Club: 7,060 yards, par-72, n-PGA West (Nicklaus Course): 6,924 yards, par-72 Final Round Mark Wilson (500), $1,008,00066n-62p-67q-69 264-24 Johnson Wagner (208), $418,133 68p-67q-66n-65 266 -22 John Mallinger (208), $418,13367q-65n-68p-66 266-22 Robert Garrigus 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Danny Lee (3), $11,36869p-69q-69n-74 281-7 John Rollins (3), $11,36868n-68p-72q-73 281-7 Nick OHern (3), $11,36868p-70q-71n-72 281-7 Brendan Steele (3), $11,36870n-69p-70q-72 281-7 Kevin Kisner (3), $11,36868q-73n-68p-72 281-7 Jamie Lovemark (3), $11,36868q-68n-73p-72 281-7 Tommy Biershenk (1), $10,97668q-64n-72p-78 282-6 Marco Dawson (1), $10,80872p-70q-68n-73 283-5 Kevin Sutherland (1), $10,80869n-68p-73q-73 283-5 Charlie Beljan (1), $10,64071p-69q-69n-75 284-4 1956New York 47, Chicago Bears 7 1955Cleveland Browns 38, Los Angeles 14 1954Cleveland Browns 56, Detroit 10 1953Detroit 17, Cleveland Browns 16 1952Detroit 17, Cleveland Browns 7 1951Los Angeles 24, Cleveland Browns 17 1950Cleveland Browns 30, Los Angeles 28 1949Philadelphia 14, Los Angeles 0 1948Philadelphia 7, Chicago Cardinals 0 1947Chicago Cardinals 28, Philadelphia 21 1946Chicago Bears 24, New York 14 1945Cleveland Rams 15, Washington 14 1944Green Bay 14, New York 7 1943Chicago 41, Washington 21 1942Washington 14, Chicago Bears 6 1941Chicago Bears 37, New York 9 1940Chicago Bears 73, Washington 0 1939Green Bay 27, New York 0 1938New York 23, Green Bay 17 1937Washington 28, Chicago Bears 21 1936Green Bay 21, Boston 6 1935Detroit 26, New York 7 1934New York 30, Chicago Bears 13 1933Chicago Bears 23, New York 21Australian Open Monday At Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia Purse: $26.83 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-1, 1-0, retired. Women Fourth Round Petra Kvitova (2), Czech Republic, def. Ana Ivanovic (21), Serbia, 6-2, 7-6 (2).NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia115.688 Boston69.4004 New York610.3755 New Jersey512.2946 Toronto413.2357 Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando114.733 Atlanta125.706 Miami115.688 Charlotte314.1769 Washington214.1259 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago153.833 Indiana104.7143 Milwaukee69.4007 Cleveland69.4007 Detroit413.23510 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB Memphis96.600 San Antonio107.588 Dallas107.588 Houston97.563 New Orleans313.1886 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City133.813 Denver125.7061 Utah105.6672 Portland97.5634 Minnesota79.4386 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers95.643 L.A. Lakers107.588 Phoenix69.4003 Sacramento611.3534 Golden State510.3334 Sundays Games Boston 100, Washington 94 L.A. Clippers 103, Toronto 91 New Jersey 97, Charlotte 87 Milwaukee 91, Miami 82 Indiana at L.A. Lakers, late Mondays Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 8 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers46301246412996 Philadelphia472814561159140 Pittsburgh482717458149125 New Jersey472619254128134 N.Y. Islanders461921644112136 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston46311326416897 Ottawa502717660154153 Toronto472319551144144 Montreal481821945123132 Buffalo481924543117148 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida4722151054120133 Washington472519353131134 Winnipeg482220650123138 Tampa Bay472023444132163 Carolina501724943128158 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Detroit483215165155109 St. Louis47291266412196 Chicago492914664161141 Nashville482816460133125 Columbus471328632112155 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver482915462155120 Colorado492621254127138 Minnesota482318753112124 Calgary492320652120136 Edmonton471726438118138 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose452614557129108 Los Angeles4923161056107110 Dallas472421250125136 Phoenix492120850127132 Anaheim461722741121141 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Boston 6, Philadelphia 5, SO Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3, OT Colorado at Anaheim, late Mondays Games N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays Games Buffalo at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. Columbus at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. San Jose at Calgary, 9 p.m. Ottawa at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. nose tackle Vince Wilfork said. We all stepped up big time. Being in this situation is a great moment. You have to cherish this moment. The Patriots shut down Ray Rice, the leagues total yardage leader, who was limited to 78 yards. Brandon Spikes made a fourth-quarter interception of Joe Flacco, who played well before that and threw for two touchdowns. And when the Ravens were threatening to score a late touchdown to win their first conference title in 11 years, New England clamped down. Its two great football teams, two gladiators, I guess, just kind of going at each other at the end, and Im proud of our guys, Harbaugh said. You know, weve got 53 guys, mighty men, as we like to call them and they fought, and we came up a little bit short, as 53. You know, 53 win and 53 lose. With Rice a nonfactor, Baltimore had to rely on Flacco, and he delivered one of his best performances. Flacco has led the Ravens into the playoffs in all four of his pro seasons, but not to the Super Bowl. He was 22 for 36 for 306 yards and touchdowns of 6 yards to Dennis Pitta and 29 to rookie Torrey Smith. The loss hardly could be blamed on Flacco. I dont know if I ever will prove anything, he said. I just play the same way. We lost; someone has to. But we laid it all out on the field. Operating against a porous secondary missing its top cornerback, Kyle Arrington, who left in the second quarter with an eye injury, Flacco gave Baltimore its first lead. His short pass on third down to explosive receiver Smith turned into a 29-yard scamper down the right sideline after Moore completely whiffed on the tackle. Danny Woodheads fumble on the ensuing kickoff set up Baltimore at the Patriots 28, but a third-down sack forced Cundiff to kick a 39-yard field goal, making it 20-16. New England didnt flinch. Brady took the Patriots 63 yards in 11 plays, and seemed to score on a 1-yard run. The call was overruled by replay, though, and on fourth-down, he dived just high enough over the line for the winning points. Every inch counts in this game and every foot counts in this game, said 12-year veteran guard Brian Waters, who joined the Patriots this year and is headed to his first Super Bowl. Defense was particularly dominant early on. The Patriots held Baltimore to minus-4 yards on its first three first-down runs and forced the Ravens to go three-and-out each time. Meanwhile, the Patriots put together a methodical 13play, 50-yard drive helped greatly by an illegal contact penalty on Lardarius Webb that negated a tipped interception by Bernard Pollard. No. 11 Hoosiers down Penn St. Associated PressBLOOMINGTON, Ind. Cody Zeller scored 18 points and No. 11 Indiana rallied for a 73-54 victory over Penn State on Sunday, hours after the Nittany Lions learned of the death of former football coach Joe Paterno. The team was told of Paternos death on the short bus ride from the hotel to Assembly Hall. Team officials scrambled to get black strips attached to the players blue road jerseys. Indiana officials held a moment of silence in honor of Paterno, the coach who won an NCAA-record 409 games and was fired in November after child sexabuse charges were filed against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. For a half, it looked like Penn State (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten) would ride its defense to a third straight victory in Bloomington. But Indiana (16-4, 4-4) scored the first four points of the second half to take a 31-29 lead and never trailed again in ending a threegame losing streak. Tim Frazier had 21 points and Nick Colella added 11 for Penn State, which was coming off an upset of No. 22 Illinois but has lost four of five. Wisconsin 67, No. 22 Illinois 63 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Jordan Taylor scored 19 points and Jared Berggren added 18 to lead Wisconsin. Taylor drove into the lane and hit a midrange jumper with 32 seconds left to give the Badgers (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) a 62-57 lead in what had been a back-and-forth battle. Wisconsin has won four straight after dropping three consecutive conference games. The Illini (15-5, 4-3) were led by Meyers Leonards 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Joseph Bertrand added 15 points. The Illini tied the game at 5353 with 5:16 to play on a basket by Bertrand, but a jumper by Ben Brust put the Badgers up for good, 55-53, with just over 5 minutes left. Illinois loss was its second straight since an upset of thenNo. 5 Ohio State. UF women fall just short to UK Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. Kastine Evans scored all of her 10 points in the second half to help Kentucky hold off Florida, 57-52. The Wildcats rallied early in the second half. After playing to a 21-all halftime tie, Evans scored eight points during a 17-2 Kentucky run to open the half. Jordan Jones led the Gators (13-7, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) with 13 points. Florida slowly chipped away at the lead, limiting the Wildcats (18-2, 7-0) to three field goals in the games final 10 minutes. The Gators pulled to 50-48 with 25.2 seconds left, but the Wildcats hit seven of eight free throws in the final 30 seconds. PATSContinued from Page B1 GIANTS Continued from Page B1
Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2012. There are 343 days left in the year. Todays Highlights: On Jan. 23, 1962, Jackie Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. On this date: In 1789, Georgetown University was established in present-day Washington, D.C. In 1812, the second New Madrid Earthquake struck, with an estimated magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. In 1960, the U.S. Navy-operated bathyscaphe Trieste carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, reaching a depth of more than 35,000 feet. In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War. Ten years ago: Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan, by a group demanding the return of prisoners from the Afghan campaign; he was later murdered. Five years ago: A new rule requiring U.S. airline passengers to show a passport upon their return from Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean took effect. One year ago: Allies and adversaries of President Hugo Chavez took to the streets of Caracas by the thousands, staging rival demonstrations to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Venezuelas democracy. Todays Birthdays: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., is 88. Actress Chita Rivera is 79. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jerry Lawson (The Persuasions) is 68. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is 59. Princess Caroline of Monaco is 55. Actress Gail OGrady is 49. Actress Mariska Hargitay is 48. Actress Tiffani Thiessen is 38. Rock musician Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie) is 37. Christian rock musician Nick DePartee (Kutless) is 27. Thought for Today: Its not what you are, its what you dont become that hurts. Oscar Levant, pianistcomposer-actor (1906-1972). Spotlight on PEOPLE E NTERTAINMENT Page B5 MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Florida LOTTERIES Arnie visits Austrian town GUESSING, Austria It was another chance to tuck into a schnitzel. But Arnold Schwarzeneggers visit to a small eastern Austrian town had a more compelling purpose. Austrias most famous living son is proud of his record of greening California while governor. So his visit to Guessing, which meets its energy needs through renewables, was fitting. In both Guessing and California, the world has already become a better one, he told fans and dignitaries gathered in his honor Sunday. After a lunch of Wiener schnitzel and Kaiserscharrn chopped up pancakes with jam Arnie toured the villages energy plants, describing his push for green energy as my crusade. And yes, the Terminator star did say, Ill be back. Razzies shift to April FoolsLOS ANGELES Hollywoods award season is going to linger on through April Fools Day this year. Organizers of the Razzies have changed the schedule for their nominations and prize ceremony. The spoof on the Academy Awards picks the years worst films. The Razzies used to announce contenders the night before the Oscar nominations, which are Tuesday. Razzies founder John Wilson announced Sunday that nominations this season will be released Feb. 25, the eve of the Oscar ceremony. Winners of the Razzies will be announced on April 1. Wilson says Razzies organizers have long wanted to have their awards coincide with April Fools Day. A news release announcing the change also notes that it will give the 600 Razzies voters additional time to see the dreck they will eventually nominate. The Artist wins at producer awards LOS ANGELES The Artist followed its Golden Globe win by taking top honors at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, as the silent film continues its unlikely run toward Oscar night. Producer Thomas Langmann received the award handed out at the Beverly Hilton by the Producers Guild of America, as The Artist beat out George Clooneys family drama and another Oscar favorite, The Descendants. The Artist won best musical or comedy at Sundays Golden Globes and The Descendants won best drama along with a best actor nod for Clooney, making the movies likely rivals for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Tuskegee Airman Herbert Carter flew 77 missions during World War II and crashed landed only once, impressive numbers that challenged those skeptical of the abilities of black aviators. Decades later, he and the other legendary African-American airmen he flew with must once again prove themselves at the box office. Red Tails, a movie chronicling the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terence Howard, opened Friday in 2,500 theaters nationwide. Star Wars creator George Lucas has been blunt about his 23-year struggle to make the film. He said executives at every major studio rejected it because they didnt think mainstream viewers would pay to see an all-black cast. The 94-year-old Carter sees the hesitation by studios as history repeating itself. It goes back to the old axiom that the all-black fighter squadron, in their estimate, wasnt going to do well, said Carter, who made a career of the Air Force and retired as a lieutenant colonel. It ... doesnt surprise me. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black aviators in the U.S. military. They were trained in Alabama at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, as a segregated unit during World War II. After being admitted to the Army Air Corps, they were prohibited from fighting alongside white counterparts and faced severe prejudice, yet went on to become one of World War IIs most respected fighter squadrons, successfully escorting countless bombers during the war. And once back home, many became affluent businessmen and community leaders, despite the continued racism they faced. My heroes, those original airmen, set the pace for us younger people, quipped 77-year-old Leon Crayton, a former Air Force flier and member of the honorary Tuskegee Airmen chapter in Tuskegee, Ala., one of 55 in the U.S. Lucas had several of the surviving airmen join him for a screening of the movie in New York last week, including Dr. Roscoe Brown, Floyd Carter, Roscoe Draper, Shade Lee, Charles McGee, Eugene Richardson and Theobald G. Wilson. Nate Parker, who plays the role of a flight leader in Red Tails, said he and the other actors were motivated by the leadership and bravery of the airmen, who distinguished themselves by painting the tails of their planes red, and formed a circle of prayer before many of their missions. They all strove for excellence, Parker said. Excellence is the driving force through adversity, in everything we do. Syndicated radio host Tom Joyner, whose father was an early cadet in the Tuskegee Airman program, agreed. He said airmen like his father inspired him at one time to do a morning show in Dallas and then fly to Chicago for an afternoon show, earning the nicknames The Fly Jock and The Hardest Working Man in Radio. While the big studios may calculate that a movie focused on blacks cant be a box office success, promoters of Red Tails are playing up the aerial thrills and heroism that should appeal to all viewers, regardless of their race. These are American heroes whose story just needs to be put on the largest, biggest, widest screen possible, said Tirrell Whittley, head of Liquid Soul Media, which is marketing the film. Carter and other surviving airmen, some of whom were advisers during the making of the movie, say theyre appreciative to Lucas for spending nearly $100 million of his own money to make and market the film. Its a wonderful feeling that finally there is some recognition thats being done in a manner that is credible to the Tuskegee Airmen, Carter said. Black filmmakers and actors are pulling for the movie to be successful because they realize its success could mean more opportunities for them. Every black film thats made seems to have a bearing on whether black filmmakers get an opportunity, said Terverius Black, a documentary filmmaker in Huntsville, Ala. I want to see it be successful. Joyner said he too wants the movie to have strong box office numbers, but acknowledges it will be challenging. You have to make twice the money that you put in just to break even, Joyner said. You put in $100 million, you got to make $200 million. So this will be pretty monumental. Some historians and scholars believe the movies general war theme will be an attraction to all audiences. Bobby Lovett was a history professor at Tennessee State University in Nashville for nearly 40 years before recently retiring. He often invited some of the Tuskegee Airmen to speak to his students, who were fascinated by their stories. Theres a sort of romanticism attached to pilots and aircraft, he said. I dont know of any other story you could pull out of World War II that would be as appealing to an audience. Vanderbilt University professor Alice Randall said the movie could introduce some to a portion of black history theyve never heard. We have an opportunity to ... educate viewers, even as we entertain them, about the rainbow of Americans who have performed patriotic duty for this country, said Randall, a writer-in-residence in African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt. Tennessee Rep. Tony Shipley, a Kingsport Republican and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who has attended events with the Tuskegee Airmen, said the war could have gone a different direction had it not been for the airmen who escorted bombers deep into Germany. Arnold Schwarzenegger Real Red Tails pilots Birthday Some of your greatest successes in the year ahead will come from situations that allow you to act independently, so dont hesitate to undertake a big assignment on your own. You will succeed with or without anyones help. Aquarius(Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Dont be doubtful about taking on some extra projects or assignments at this time. They are likely to turn out quite well, especially if youre the one calling the shots. Pisces(Feb. 20-March 20) Theres a possibility that you might make a new alliance with someone who knows a lot about a subject that could be of service to you. Use this newfound info correctly and it will take you to new heights. Aries (March 21-April 19) Dont hesitate to get involved in an organizations activity, because associating with others could open some important doors that you couldnt otherwise get into. Taurus(April 20-May 20) There are some positive new developments occurring where your career is concerned. A meeting of the minds with someone in power could be in the making. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Knowledge, experience and expertise youve acquired could prove to be a feather in your cap when its discovered that no one but you has the right stuff for a certain job. Cancer(June 21-July 22) Because one of the participants in a joint venture is both bold and brave, you could find yourself involved in something of greater significance than it would be without this person involved. Leo(July 23-Aug. 22) Although normally you might desire to work on one thing at a time, someone could get you involved in a second concurrent project. Youll handle both well. Virgo(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Dont be afraid to elevate your sights where your objectives are concerned. Youll quickly find out that youre capable of bigger achievements than you think. Libra(Sept. 23-Oct. 23) If your past efforts warrant it, this might be the day to remind your superiors of your accomplishment when the chance to do so falls in your lap. Dont let the opportunity fall out unused when you stand up. Scorpio(Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Dont hesitate to cultivate a friendship with two new acquaintances whom you instantly like. You can never have too many friends, and each one can be special. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) A favorable shift in your domestic conditions is indicated, which could prove to be extremely beneficial for you and your entire family. Capricorn(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You are likely to be entering a new cycle, which could prove to be quite beneficial for you in more ways than one, but especially so materially. Todays HOROSCOPE From wire reports Today in HISTORY SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Powerball: 12 24 43 44 45 Powerball: 7 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-51 winner$200,000 No Florida winner Lotto: 11 12 27 35 38 45 6-of-6No winner 5-of-626$6,806.50 4-of-62,190$71.50 3-of-646,327$5 Fantasy 5: 8 27 33 34 34 5-of-51 winner$275,691.99 4-of-5367$121 3-of-511,609 $10.50 FRIDAY, JAN. 20 Mega Money: 11 27 38 40 Mega Ball: 15 4-of-4 MB1 winner$500,000 4-of-42$3,488 3-of-4 MB45$335.50 3-of-4760$59 2-of-4 MB1,117$28 1-of-4 MB10,843$2.50 2-of-424,366 $2 Fantasy 5: 4 14 16 21 36 5-of-53 winners$78,245.96 4-of-5326$116 3-of-510,241$10 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 Former Tuskegee Airman Herbert Carter, 94, of Tuskegee, Ala., poses with a PT-17 trainer aircraft in a hangar at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Ala. Associated Press Retired Master Sgt. Tuskegee Airman Ezra M. Hill tells Jaylen Howell, 5, of Hampton, Va., to remember the Tuskegee Airman during Black History Month in February. Hill was among the four surviving members of the famed all-black unit who gathered to watch the Hollywood version of their story, Red Tails, at Cinebistro in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton, Va., on Friday. Tuskegee airmen share stories on the silver screen
B6 M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E NTERTAINMENT P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Jean de La Bruyere, a French essayist and moralist who died in 1696, said, There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. There is no contract too hard to the bridge player who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honor cards too distant to the player who prepares himself tricks from them with patience. This week we will look at getting the maximum out of the honor cards we have been dealt. South is in three no-trump. After West leads the heart queen, what should declarer do? As mentioned before, do not wait for stoppers in all four suits before opening one no-trump. Partner is expected to cover your weak suit. If he doesnt, get a new partner, one who holds better cards! Always advance deliberately at trick one, pausing to count your top tricks and to form a plan. Here, you have seven immediate winners: two spades, two hearts, two diamonds and one club. You need two more tricks, which must clearly come from the clubs. Inexperienced players will run the club queen, thinking this is a finessing position. And if the suit splits 3-2, they will survive. But it is the wrong play, losing to some 4-1 divisions. When you do not have the 10, lead toward the hand with the two honors. Take trick one, play a club to dummys ace, and return a club toward your hand. Here, after you win the trick, cross to dummy with a spade and lead another club contract made honorably. 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(N)News30 RockScrubs D ear Annie : My pregnant granddaughter smokes. She has switched to electronic cigarettes, telling her husband that these are completely safe and will not affect the baby in any way. She also claims there is no danger of secondhand smoke. I say if you are sucking into your lungs any vapor with nicotine, it will affect the unborn child. And when you exhale, there has to be some nicotine when it comes out. My husband and I dont smoke at all. So please tell me: Should my granddaughter smoke her electronic cigarettes inside the house or out? Kansas Dear Kansas: Electronic cigarettes are cigarette-shaped, battery-operated vaporizers that deliver nicotine through flavored liquids. They have not yet undergone any rigorous study, so the effects regarding secondhand smoke are still unknown. They are not regulated, and there are no industry standards, which means you cant be sure what you are inhaling, but it generally includes nicotine and propylene glycol. Please urge your daughter to treat electronic cigarettes as she would any other type when it comes to smoking while pregnant. She is still risking the health of her child. Dear Annie: My ex-husbands third wife and I have become great friends. During our many conversations, we discovered that we were both born in the same hospital and delivered by the same doctor, although shes five years younger. We unintentionally bought the same gift for my oldest grandson and wrapped it in the same polkadot paper. We accidentally did it again the following year for her grandsons first birthday. Before we met, we had both decorated our kitchens in an identical apple motif. Have you or your readers ever heard of something like this? The odds must be astronomical. We are anxiously waiting for your reply. Sister Wives in Kentucky Dear Sister Wives: The two of you sound like an advertisement for a twins separated at birth story. Some of this could be explained by the fact that your exhusbands taste in women runs toward those who like apple-motif kitchens and polka-dot wrapping paper. Perhaps he has simply married a younger version of you. (Do you know who is younger?) But what really amazes us is how well the two of you get along. Thanks for sharing. Dear Annie: Id like to add my two cents to MADD and Sad Mother. I, too, was a roaring alcoholic until I had treatment, went back to college and became a drug and alcohol therapist. 1. You cannot sober up a drunk with coffee. You just have a nervous drunk. 2. The drunks best friend can be his worst enemy. People try to help by being supportive or assisting them in getting back on their feet after a binge. All that does is buy the alcoholic the next drink. 3. Never pay an addicts fine. If he cant pay it himself, let him go to jail. 4. Its hard to get car keys away from a drunk. Instead, call the police when they get in their car. 5. A drunk does indeed see what hes doing to his family, but that only increases the guilt and selfhate, which is relieved through drinking. 6. An intervention can provide the low needed, but it should be through a professional who will guide the drunk through the process of getting into treatment. 7. If the drunk is in treatment, never, ever get them when they call and gripe about how awful the place is. 8. If the drunk relapses after treatment, tell them you will not allow them back into your life unless they get back into treatment or go to AA. Please know that sometimes a drunk will die no matter what is done to help them. Its a devastating disease. But you can kill your loved ones with too much kindness. One Who Knows Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to annies firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. 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Call Randy (352) 563-1033 www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle Follow the Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds Jacksons lead Citrus to wrestling win Canes win Kilpatrick IBT championship J OE K ORNECKI III CorrespondentINVERNESS After the final matches, the Citrus Hurricanes wrestling team was crowned champion out of 16 teams Saturday night with 241.5 total points to win the 2012 Ed Kilpatrick Classic. Nature Coast finished in second with a score of 208 and Palm Bay had 171 points for third place. A pair of other Citrus County teams also competed at the annual classic. Crystal River finished sixth with a score of 76 points, and Lecanto had 29 points for 13th place. We had 11 out of 14 wrestlers make the finals, Citrus head coach Chris Kelly said. Were picking up steam at the right time, and were going to a tournament at Seabreeze next week, and then well prepare for districts. Were closing the gap on some teams, and we want to make the best showing possible. The Canes impressed with five solo titles. Austin Kelly defeated Josh Farley of Palm Bay at 120 pounds while Colton Jackson downed Cody Hankerson of Palm Bay at 152 pounds. Nick McLean, at 160 pounds beat Nature Coasts Mitch Lambert, 182pounder Taylor Jackson defeated Palm Bays Joel Kennedy and Zach Collins downed Palm Bays Aaron Berynadott at 220 pounds. Colton Jackson was awarded the middleweight divisions (138-170 pounds) most outstanding wrestler of the tournament and the Fred Drew Heart of a Champion award. I only won because I stayed focused, Colton Jackson said. I didnt let anything bother me, and I want to give credit for my wins to my dad and coaches for helping me through everything. Citrus had three secondplace finishers: Chris Mosher, 106 pounds, lost to Sean Nguyen of Nature Coast, Jacob Nolen, 132 pounds, fell to Luis Espinosa of Nature Coast and Nick Fernandez, 170 pounds, lost to Nature Coasts Carlos Carrasquillo. Also, the Canes had two third-place finishes in the consolation finals. Michael Allen, at 113 pounds, def. Michael Millilo of Land O Lakes while Derrick Bostick, 285 pounds, def. Bradfords Markel Parks. The Pirates had three third-place finishes. Johnathon Vargulish, at 120 pounds, def. North Marions Daniel Bell, Dylan Ayala, 138 pounds, def. Hunter Worrell of The Villages) and Cody Thompson 145 pounds, def. Michael Everette of Palm Bay. The kids did well, and three out of four won, Pirate head coach Craig Frederick said. Were doing all right and did what we expected. We still got a lot of work to do, and the kids that lost need to work harder. Lecantos Nick Nightengale competed hard and was the only Panther to reach the consolation finals, but lost to Zephyrhills Joel Morrison in the 170-pound class. Most Outstanding WrestlersLightweight (106-132 pounds): Sean Nguyen, Nature Coast Middleweight (138-170 pounds) : Colton Jackson, Citrus Heavyweight (182-285 pounds): Luke Hansen, North Marion Final Standings 1. Citrus, 241.5 2. Nature Coast, 208 3. Palm Bay, 171 4. Heritage, 98 5. Bradford, 96 6. Crystal River 76 7. North Marion 70 8. Tampa Bay Christian Academy 56.5 9. Zephyrhills, 56 10. The Villages, 55 11. Dunnellon, 53 12. Land O Lakes, 42.5 13. Lecanto, 29 14. Vanguard, 22 15. Trinity Catholic, 14 16. St. Stephens Episcopal, 7 DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Crystal River High Schools Andrew Bilby goes up against Vanguards Jason Carr on Saturday at Citrus High School. The Pirates finished sixth as a team in the 2012 Ed Kilpatrick IBT, while the host Hurricanes won the event.
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Lic. & Ins. 352-795-5755 Drywall COUNTYWIDE DRYWALL -25 years exp. For all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Lic/ins. 352-302-6838 Make Walls & Ceilings Look Brand New! Custom textures & paint Ask about Popcorn Removal (352)812-3388 Wall & Ceiling Repairs & Sprays. Int/Ext. Painting. since 1977 Lic/Ins 352-220-4845 Aluminum ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 SUBURBAN IND. INC. Screen rms, Rescreens, Siding, carports, rfovers, wood decks, fla. rms., windows, garage scrns. 628-0562 (CBC1257141) Appliance Repair SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Washer & Dryers, Free Pick Up 352-564-8179 Blinds Vertical Blind Factory We custom make all types. Best prices anywhere! Hwy 44 & CR 491. (352) 746-1998 Boats Affordable Mobilemechanical, electrical fiberglass OB/IO/IB. WE BUY BOATS 711 NE 6th Av Cry Riv 352-795-5455 PHILS MOBILE MARINE Repairs & Consigment 30 yrs Cert. Best Prices & Guar 352-220-9435 Care For the Elderly Loving Adult Care Home (SL 6906450) Alzheimer/Dementia No problem Nursing homes do not need to be your only alternative 352-503-7052 0009XRR 0 0 0 A 7 N C Too Many Bills? NO PROBLEM!! Independent contractors delivering the Citrus County Chronicle can earn as much as $1,000 a month working only 3-4 early morning hours per day. The Chronicle is a permanent part of Citrus County with an excellent reputation. To find out more, call and speak to one of our district managers or leave your name and phone number and we will get right back with you! You can earn at least $800 per month delivering the 563-3201 Clothing 3X WOMENS TOPS & SHORTS Select Plus size tops & shorts 3X NOW 2 for a $1.00 Cookie 352 634-2737 GIRLS BABY CLOTHES Sizes 03-and 3 mos. 60 pieces total. $40.00/ From a smoke free home352-637-4916 GIRLS BABY CLOTHES. Newborn 35 pieces $15.00 From a smoke free home 352-637-4916 MENS 10.5 HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE BOOTS Black High $25.00 352 634-2737 MENS 2X,XL,L UNDERSHORTS Tommy Hilfiger, Lowrider, Playboy. 4 for $1.00 (352) 634-2737 MENS DENIM JEANS 44 M Duke $2.00 EACH MENS Denim Long Sleeve Shirts $2.00 each 352 634-2737 MENS TEES XL, L Bike Week, Special Ops, Pistons, Harley. Assorted 4 for $1.00 (352) 634-2737 Two ladies Leather coats 7/8 & 9/10 $35 Ea.Leather Jacket $20.All good cond. (352) 637-4645 General 1HP, Submersible pump $75. Guaranteed will demonstrate 352-726-7485 24 MOUNTAIN BIKE 10 speed HUFFY RED HARDLY USED ONLY $45.00 352 464 0316 48 Glass Dinette Set, with 4 swivel Chairs, $95 8 ft. fiberglass Type 2 Ladder $45 (352) 726-7765 5th Wheel Hitchdraw tight ,trailer load 15,000. pounds, vechiles 37,500. $295 cash (352) 344-5159 AQUARIUM 10 GALLON WITH ACCESSORIES INCLUDES TABLE $50 352-613-0529 Back-To-Life Therapeutic Massager New $200 sell. $100 obo (352) 726-0292 BILLIARDS THEME POSTER The Rat Pack; black & white, 25 x 36 framed. $35. 352-382-3962 COMFORTER SET HANNAH MONTANA FULL SIZE INCLUDES SHEETS @ PILLOW CASES $50 613-0529 COMMERCIAL Bubble Gum Machine,2 Jars on pedestal $60 352-364-3009 Electric Gate Opener Mighty Mule 350 + solar panel, + 12V battery + 3 remotes, also can be powered by 120 V have manual, & all hardware, cost $689. Sell $475 obo, 341-0791 Heavy Duty Aluminum Folding Ramp 81L x 54W $65. (352) 637-5209 ITALIAN MOVIE POSTER La Spaccone (The Hustler); color, 11 x 17 framed. $25. 352-382-3962 Janome Memory Craft 9000 embroidery/ sewing machine, plus 8 memory cards & access. & lessons $475. (352) 249-7892 Large capacity, locking mailbox, new was $130, selling for $60 (352) 637-4534 MOVIE POSTER Paul Newman in The Hustler; black & white, 24 x 36 framed. $35. 352-382-3962 PILATES PERFORMER EXERCISE MACHINE w/ instruction video and foldouts $125, Bakers rack w/ glass shelves, $40 352-860-0444 Building Supplies 2 sets of bi-fold doors, new, $80, 24 inches (352) 419-5549 Computers/ Video DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Furniture ****DINING SET**** 54RD GLASS TOP PEDESTAL TABLE, TUSCAN STYLE 4 CHAIRS $260 634-2004 Cherry lighted Curio 40w x 80, 7 glass shelves $500 (352) 586-6746 CURIO CABINET wood and glass, lighted, excell condition. $60.00. 352-621-4711 Desk Chairs exec style, good condition $50 each. Moving! 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(352) 637-0967 SOFA AND LOVESEAT Traditional floral print sofa gold background with berry and green accents Sofa 92L 38W Loveseat is 68L 38W 5 yrs old in excellent condition $200.00 3525270324 Garden/Lawn Supplies CHICKEN MANURE/FERTILIZER The time is NOW!! 20 lb bag $4.00 352-563-1519 Echo weedeater SRM 210, $85.00. Works well (352) 563-9987 FARM SOLD Clearing plants & statuary, 1000s of plants, OPEN Sat/ Sun or call for appt.(352) 465-0649 5019 W Stargazer,Citrus Co. Dunnellon Hustler riding mower Fast track zero turn $2200 obo Craftmans ridng mower 42 deck $400. (352) 746-7357 LAWN MOWER CRAFTSMAN L2000 Automatic, 22 HP, 42cut, with low hours. Good condition. $575.00 Call 352-344-3112 Collectibles ITALIAN MOVIE POSTER La Spaccone (The Hustler); color, 11 x 17 framed. $25. 352-382-3962 MOVIE POSTER Jackie Gleason & Paul Newman in The Hustler; B & W, 12 x 18 framed. $25. 352-382-3962 MOVIE POSTER Jackie Gleason in The Hustler; black & white, 24 x 36 framed. $35. 352-382-3962 Spas/Hottubs Hot tub for 2, new motor, pump and heater, Excel. cond. $700 Firm(352) 563-1933 Appliances 22 cu ft. refrigerator good shape, $140 37 Inch, Panasonic TV $135. (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 APPLIANCES Kenmore w/d $100 pr & Refrig side/side ice maker $250, GE glass top range $ 250 & dishwasher $100 352-212-2657 GE 2 door refrigerator, top freezer, beige, works great 18 cubic feet $75.00 (352) 382-2350 HVAC 3 Ton Heat & Air Conditioning Unit, Ruud, 6 yrs. old runs, in good cond. $225. 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B10 M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 0009XRV 0 0 0 8 X H A For more information on how to reach Citrus County Readers call 352-563-5592. Apartments Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS1 Rm Eff, All Util. incl. Cable,Sep. Kit./ bth $525. mo.,pet ok 352-228-2644 CRYSTAL RIVERLrg 2/1, W/D hkup, incld water & lawn. $500 mo. + Sec. 352-634-5499 FLORAL CITYFREE Use of boat ramp, fishing dock, canoe & Jon boat rentals. 1 BR $450/$200 dp. incls Sat TV electric. walk to river Trails End Camp, A Friendly Place to Live 352-726-3699 HOMOSASSA 1 & 2 Bd. $450. no pets 628-7300 or 697-0310 INVERNESS Close to hosp 1/1 $450 2/2 $575 352-422-2393 Lecanto NEWER 2 BR 2 Ba duplex, $595 352-634-1341 LECANTO Nice 1 Bedrm $500 352-270-0218/216-0012, Condos/Villas For Rent HERNANDO 2/2, 400 E Glasboro, $675. mo 352-697-1907 Duplexes For Rent INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great Area no smk/pets $600/mo. 1st, lst & sec. 352-341-3562/400-0743 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO 1/1 Furnished $100/wk., $300 Sec., $400 Moves In. 352-465-0871 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses BEVERLY HILLS2/1, 20 S. Osceola, $500. mo. 352-697-1907 Sale or Rent CRYSTAL RIVER2/1 on land, remodeled rent $600. long or short Sell $54K OBO (352) 307-4564 LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 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 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 Mobile Homes In Park Dunnellon, Fl 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 1997 Redman 14x60 MH. 2 BR 2 Bath. New kitchen, new roof, Air conditioner only 3 yrs old. 12 x 14 glassed in patio, tiled floor. Two sheds, one is 10x12, other is 12x14. Lot rent is $240.00 pm Asking $31,500.00 Call 352-465-1761 EEDGE WATER OAKS 55+ Comm.lake access, 2/1.5, 12x56 furn.12 x 30 scr. porch, shed, new 200 amp. $11,500 (352) 419-6477 Furnished 14 x 50 w/ added enclosure, vinyl & scrn. rm.55+ Lecanto Park, SS appls New W/D,workshop w/power, Remodeled inside/out $11,000 obo (352) 418-5926 Homosassa Springs 2008 12x40 park model home, completely furnished, ready to move in $23,500 Tony 828-674-9996 HOMOSASSAS Best Housing Value Modern homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $139/mo. $800.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park352 628-5977 Inv. Ft Cooper 55+2/1.5, florida room, carport, REDUCED TO $12K(352) 419-5114 INVERENESS 55 + Comm. 14X54 MH, 2/1 55 carport w/deck, front scr room w/storage shed, CHA part furn, W/D, Reduce to $5K, 352-344-1002 INVERNESS 55+park, 1/1 carport, screen room, shed, $7000 (352) 726-8071 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 Mobile Homes and Land HOLDER 3/2, Fireplace, fncd, yd $450/mo 10% down Owner Finance Avail (352) 302-9217 INVERNESS 2/2 SW, 2 nice big additions / AC, fenced, near lake, part furn. $37k 352-341-1569 LECANTO 2 BR, SW on 1/2 acre MUST SELL!! $17K OBO 352-586-2976 Sugarmill Woods Area3/2, approx. 1500 sq. ft. on over 1 acre. Quite,, nice home on paved road. Brand new A/C & heat & appliance, under full warranty. Ceramic tile in master bath, guest bath & kitchen. New wood cabinets, new deck & driveway This house has a great location, 2 mi. from Publix, 3 mi., from Suncoast Pkwy. 5 mi. from new Walmart. $2,200. down $399.00/mo., P & I, W.A.C. Must Seeto steal this house 352-621-9181 Mobile Homes In Park 2/1 FURNISHED MOBILE HOME, Over 55 Park $190 Lot Rent Village Pine, Inglis Lot 4 A $9,500 OBO (906) 281-7092 2/1 Manatee, Clean 55+ 3TAC/H, porch, $110 lot rent, $12,900. #37, 109 Stag Ct., Inverness, FL 34450 Beverly Hills 55 + park 2/2 fully remodeled,lg screen lanai,carport, shed, laundry,landscape & irrigation all appliances, Club house activities, Heated pool.Lot rent $258, $39,900 Call 352-422-0927 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS 55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $6900 ( 352) 586-7962 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Palm Harbor Homes NEW HOME STIMULUS $5k for your used Mobile Home any condition 800-622-2832 x 210 Mobile Homes and Land 2/2 SW Homosassaon Fecnced acre $39,900. Cash $45,900 if financed $5,000 down (352) 527-3204 2/2, New Screen Rm, New Back Rm, 1.4 AC Steal It! $30K Firm, 6.4 Easy Credit Finance Appraised at $39,500 (352) 637-6608 FLORAL CITYon3 Lots, Assum Mortg. Priv Fin. 2 Mast Suites New appls. horses ok, $33,900 Cridland Real Living. J. Desha 352-634-6340 Green Acres Is The Place To Be3/2 ON ACRE New carpet throughout, new appliances. Nice Home $2,200 down P& I only $369.84/mo. W.A.C.Call to View 352-621-9182 Homosassa 3/2 DWMH Fleetwood All new roof, carpet, & Appls. REDUCED $8K, to $46K, Quick SALE due to ILLNESS OPEN HOUSE 9-5 Daily incls New years Eve & day @ 7038 W. Jackson Ln. call (352) 503-7328COME SEE!!!!!!! Mobile Homes For Rent HERNANDO/INV.2BR, 1BA, C/H/A, $350 no pets, 1st, last, sec. 352-564-0578 HOMOSASSA 2/1 MH furn., Priv. ranch No pets. (386) 871-5506 Homosassa 2/1off Hwy 19, lg fenced yard,shed $450 mo 352-422-1300 HOMOSASSA 3/2, $600mo.+ $600 sec Lrg3/2 $650mo+ $650dp 352-503-6747 352-628-1928 INVERNESS Close In, 1 & 2 BR MH Clean, Quiet & Comfortable 352-212-6182 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500 Singlewides from $3,500 Bank authorized liquidator. New inventory daily CALL (352) 621-9183 HOLIDAY SALEBad credit OK.! New 2012 Jacobsen w/ 5 yr. warranty. Appx. 1200 sq. ft. 3/2, many upgrades. Buy for only $36,900 or have delivered and set up with A/C, heat, steps & skirting only $2,600 down, $379.97/mo. for 20 years W.A.C. Come by or call 352-621-9181 Taylor Made Homes Pets Beagle Puppies 8wks. old, tri colors $100. Cash. (352) 447-2018 Black Mouth Curl Mix, named Tex looking for a home, playful, friendly,Great family dog. needs fenced yd (218) 780-1808 DOG Buddy is a 4 year old brindle bulldog mix. Hes well behaved, knows basic commands, very gentle, and lovable. Hes looking for a forever home. He has all shots and is neutered and micro-chipped. Call 352-270-8512 FEMALE YORKSHIRE TERRIER Free to a good home. 10 year old spayed female. Owner passed away. Call 352 341 4704, leave message KITTENS & CATS many breeds, all neutered micro chip, tested, shots some declawed $85-$150 352-476-6832 Koi and Gold FishFOR SALE, Great Prices ALL SIZES. Call Jean (352) 634-1783 MINI-DACHSHUNDS I have Mini-Dachshunds for sale. Dapples, black and tans, reds and pibolds. Males and females. PPOP, florida health cert, sample of food and toy come with each pup 352-463-7345 Shih-Tzu Pups, ACA starting@ $300. Lots of colors, Beverly Hills, FL (352)270-8827 www.aceofpups.net Horses FOR SALE Ponies and horses, used saddles and tack,Diamond P Farm 352-873-6033 Livestock Emerald Valley Evitex, 1 gallon, less 1 cup $75. (352) 270-9372 FOR SALE, COW HAY Round Bale, no delivery $30. A Bale 352-726-2986 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Mobile Homes For Rent Brooksville NO DEPOSIT $100. PER WEEK 2/1, WATER GARBAGE INCLUDED Call Tom 352-754-8687 C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 CRYSTAL RIVER2/1, $425, 2/2 $450, 3/2 $450 All on Acre Lots (207) 205-0592 CRYSTAL RIVERNice 2/1, close to everything. $500. + Sec. (352) 446-3933 352-794-3323 HERNANDO 2/1, lrg. lot, water, $375 mo. 3/2, 2-acre lot, Cent. Air, Washer/Dryer Storage, $625 mo. No pets, (352) 860-0904 Sporting Goods Golf Clubs,2 sets Ladies graphite w/bags $90 & $135. 2 Ladies Big Bertha 460 Drivers.Golf bag. (352) 382-0051 Marlin 30-30 Model 336 CS Lever Action, sling, scoop, w/ box of shells $400. (352) 422-8090 TRAK NAVAGATOR 200 20 $400.Bike Raleigh SE-7 22 Bike $100.used very little, new shape (352) 344-8242 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Winchester Model 12 12 gage pump shotgun very good cond. manufactured 1948, 30 vent-rib barrel 2-3/4 chamber, full choke, check it Walmart stock and forend asking $950 (508) 642-9163 Your choice, never used, 10 barrel Ruger, 44 magnum, $690. 7-1/2 barrel Ruger, 44 magnum, $550 (352) 726-7932 lv. msg Utility Trailers 2004 H & W Flatbed Utility Trailer, dual axle 5,000 GBW rating, shipping weight 1,200 lbs $1,000 (352) 637-2846, Kathy EZ PULL TRAILERS,Utility & Enclosed BUY, SELL, TRADE Custom Built, Parts, Tires, Whls, Repairs, Trailer Hitches 16 Car Trailer, Reg. $1765 CASH $1695. Stehl Tow Dollies $895 ( limited supply) w/brks $1195 Hwy 44 Crystal River 352-564-1299 GULF TO LAKE TRAILER SALES Largest Selection & Lowest Prices. Offering New & Used Cargo & utility trailers Triple Crown Utility TRL 6 x 12 w/new spare $995. 6 x 12 Enclosed w/ V nose, rear ramp door, $1895. Trailer Tires starting at $69.95 352-527-0555 Hwy 44, Lecanto Sell or Swap 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 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $25.50 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 WANTED Waiting Room Chairs, and Beauty shop shampoo sink (352) 586-7685 Pets 2 SHELTIES AKC registered, male 3yrs old and female 4yrs old, very gentle. asking 400.00 for both call 352-287-3390 AKC, Registered English Bull Dog Puppies for Sale $1,800. (352) 543-0163 (727) 784-0732 (352) 493-5401 General Tripod, aluminum, very good condition, $20 (352) 563-1933 WENGER TENT $40 LIKE NEW, PERFECT FOR 2 PEOPLE 352-419-5981 WESTERN SADDLE, Brown and tan good cond 17 inch, $100.00 firm 352-513-4473. Wii Console-like new cond.,w/balance board & all attachments, 7 games, most new in box $200 for all 795-0113 or 464-0650 Medical Equipment INVACARE ZOOM 220 SCOOTER, exc. cond. very good batteries, $350.(352) 726-8208 Jazzy 1113 Low Rider power chair w/ new batteries, exc cond cover & manuel $550 .(352) 726-3263 Coins BUYING US COINS Top $$$$ Paid. We Also Buy Gold Jewelry Beating ALL Written Offers. (352) 228-7676 HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $25.50 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Uncirculated COINS State Quarters-$10 rolls & $25 bags,Wheat pennies, NOT a dealer, Call for prices! 352-634-5308 Musical Instruments MUSIC LESSONS Piano, Organ, Keyboard at your home. Limited openings. 352-422-7012 Household CHINA DINNERWARE Fine china svc. of 8 w/ petite floral pattern & silver trim. $100 Call 352-586-6746 IT. CHEF KITCHEN COLLECTION 28X40 picture, cutting board, cheese board, trivets, etc. $100 Call 352-586-6746 LOUVERED DOORS Bi-fold 36x80 White Good Condition 2 sets $60 Can email pic 352-382-3650 OIL PAINTING 40 X 52 Ocean scene. $100 Call 352-586-6746 OIL PAINTING 52 X 40 Ocean scene. $100 Call 352-586-6746 Fitness Equipment AB LOUNGER Ab lounger, excellent condition. $50 Call 352-586-6746 Boflex ExtremeBrand New 3 months Old $550 obo (727) 643-7652 Electronic Treadmill, folds up for storage, fair cond, ready to use,$100 takes it (352) 637-4534 Horizon RST 5.6 Tread mill, $200. (352) 527-9518 Sporting Goods BUYING FIREARMS Cash paid for firearms, ammo, and reloading equipment. Call 352-556-1789 CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165,000 OBO (352) 795-2027 (352) 634-4745 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 ELECTRIC SCOOTER Razor E200, Green, Runs great! $150 OBO. Call 352-628-2176 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Jan. 28th 9-5p Sun. Jan 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605
M ONDAY, J ANUARY23, 2012 B 11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 443-0123 MCRN PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITRUS COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION CANVASSING OF ABSENTEE, PROVISIONAL, OVERSEAS BALLOTS AND POST ELECTION AUDIT The Citrus County Canvassing Board will convene at 8:30 a.m on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 to begin canvassing Absentee Ballots and will be available for public inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m This meeting will be held at the Citrus County Supervisor of Elections Office, 120 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida, and in accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all meetings are open to the public, the press, and representatives of political parties. All candidates or their designated representative are invited to attend. The Canvassing Board will reconvene on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m and Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m Canvassing of the provisional ballots will begin Friday, February 3, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m Overseas ballots will be canvassed on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m The Post Election Audit will commence on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 8:30 a.m in the Supervisor of Elections office. A race and precinct will be randomly selected and immediately following the random selection the manual audit will commence and continue until completed. Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation to participate should call the Elections Office at (352) 341-6740; (352) 341-6752 (TDD). Susan Gill, Supervisor of Elections 120 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450 January 23, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices 441-0130 MCRNVs. Amellio, Joseph 092011CA004017XXXXXX Notice of ActionPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 092011CA004017XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH AMELLIO A/K/A JOSEPH M. AMELLIO; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE JAREL Last Known Address: 1958 SAINT GEORGE COURT, MIDDLEBURG, FL 32068 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Citrus County, Florida: LOT 10 & 11, BLOCK B-L CYPRESS VILLAGE, SUGARMILL WOODS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 86 THROUGH 150, PLAT BOOK 10, PAGES 1 THROUGH 150, AND PLAT BOOK 11, PAGES 1 THROUGH 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AS AMENDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 87-A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO Box 11438, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, within 30 days from first date of publication and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on January 13, 2012. BETTY STRIFLER, Clerk of Courts, As Clerk of the Court (Seal) By: /s/ Vivian Cancel, As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Citrus County Courthouse. Telephone 352-637-9400 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. January 23 and 30, 2012. 1183-92392 WVA 442-0130 MCRN Vs. Dyer, Billy E. 2011-CA-004223A Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-004223A SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. f/k/a AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BILLY E. DYER and BETTY L. DYER, husband and wife, Defendants. TO: BILLY E. DYER and BETTY L. DYER, 4436 Donalia Ct. W., Homosassa, FL 34446 and P.O. Box 1590, Homosassa, FL 34447 AND ANY PARTIES UNKNOWN to Plaintiff, which parties may be interested as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or other claimants, by, through, under or against BILLY E. DYER and BETTY L. DYER, whose whereabouts are unknown. NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure of a mortgage on the following property: Lot 8, in Block C, of GLEN-FLORA ACRES, an unrecorded Subdivision, more particularly described as follows Commencing at the SE corner of Section 29, Township 19 South Range 18 East run thence S 89 degrees 50 15 W, 496.86 feet thence N 0 degrees 06 24 W 658.54 feet, thence S 89 degrees 27 05 W 1636.98 feet for the Point of Beginning, thence continue S 89 degrees 27 05 W 234.00 feet, thence N 0 degrees 20 10 W 297.95 feet, thence N 89 degrees 15 00 E 234.00 feet, thence S 0 degrees 20 10 E 298.74 feet to the Point of Beginning, all lying and being in Citrus County, Florida. Together with double wide 1983 SPRI mobile home VIN #GAFL2AC48340987, Title # 20588727 and GAFL2BC48340987, Title # 20589390 a/k/a: 4436 Donalia Court W., Homosassa, FL 34446 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to it, if any, on JOHN C. ENGLEHARDT, P.A., 1524 E. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida 32803, Plaintiffs attorney, no more than 30 days from the date of the first publication of this Notice of Action and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint for Foreclosure. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on January 13, 2012. BETTY STRIFLER, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Vivian Cancel, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at Citrus County Courthouse, Inverness, Florida telephone (352) 341-6700, within 2 working days of your receipt of this Summons. If hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if Voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. January 23 and 30, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Surplus Property 900-0229 DAILY CRN Surplus Prop. PUBLIC NOTICE The Citrus County Board Surplus Property Surplus Property of County Commissioners will be selling surplus property and equipment via the internet at govdeals.com from Jan. 15 until Feb. 29, 2012. Jan. 15 thru Feb. 29, 2012 000A173 Able to work early morning hours before 6am Must be 18 years old Florida drivers license and insurance If interested come to the Meadowcrest Plant between 1 and 2 am, drive around to the back and ask for a district manager. 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River IT REALLY PAYS TO WORK FOR THE R O U T E S R O U T E S ROUTES A V A I L A B L E A V A I L A B L E AVAILABLE Great Part-time job for EXTRA CASH! N O W ! N O W ! NOW!! Sport/Utility Vehicles SUBARU Outback LL Bean Edition, Michelins, 85K mi. All whl, dr. $8,500 obo (352) 726-9369 4x4s Classic Jeep CJ-5 runs great, looks great w/many new parts. $4500 (352) 586-3107 Motorcycles 2005 HD UltraClassic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $15000 OBO 352-563-6327or 860-3481 HD Sport 1200Low1500 miles, Perfect cond.,custom exhaust, black,windshield, $6900 (352) 564-0856 Harley Davidson 04 $9700., Bagger Crystal River Cell (727) 207-1619 KAWASKI 2011Vulcan 900 LP low miles, many extras 50 mpg $7,499. obo over 1000s in options (352) 697-2760 Lucky U Cycles (352) 330-00472003 HONDA GOLDWING TRIKE W/TRAILER. LOADED $18,995 2012 GOLDWING 801 MILES $22,500.00 2004 HARLEY ULTRA CLASSICLOADED $10,750.00 2009 HARLEY 1200N ALL BLACK $6,995.00 FINANCE AVAIABLE!! WWW.LUCKYUCYCLES. COM 352-330-0047 Classic Vehicles MERCURY, Cougar XR7 80K mi, one owner shows like new $6,500 (352) 726-0258 Trucks BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org FORD 04Lariat, super duty diesel, crew cab,tan, loaded, goose neck hitch, new tires, brks, 140K mis. well maint $12,500(352) 344-4087 FORD 95F250, 4x4, 460 eng. Ext-cab. exc cond.$5k/ trade for sm truck or vehicle of same value 352 302-9269/628-6985 VW 5 spd. restored, a/c CD, bedliner & tonneau cover, new tires/paint $4500 (352) 447-2330 Sport/Utility Vehicles MERCURY Mountaineer,cranberry red, 5.0 L, 126K mi. excel. shape all receipts $3,500 (352) 503-2792 Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds Cars KIA Spectra EX, white, 65k miles, warranty til 2016, very good cond $7,000 neg. 527-0424 LINCOLN Towncar, Signature, 37K miles, looks, drives even smells like new. $16,500. (352) 746-1184 LINCOLN MKS, 28K mi. $45K new asking $16,500. loaded heated & cool seats, white/ black leather. rear sensors, premium auto system, smells NEW 352-513-4257 Mazda 01 Miada MX5 convertible 61k mi. exc cond $8,250.( 352) 419-4066/ 228-7670 MUSTANG2004 Convertible-V6 50,000 miles excellent condition 2 Year warranty -$10,500 352-628-6731 TOYOTA, PRIUS Under 50K miles, pkge 5 leather seats $15,750 (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 Campers/ Travel Trailers 2011 Grand Junction 5 wheel, 40 ft, 4 slides, w/Bumper to bumper for 16 years, too many extras to list! $37,000 (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 SPARTAN1983, 30 FT., good condition $1,800 (352) 563-2896 Auto Parts/ Accessories Diamond Plate Truck Tool Box Good Condition $60. (352) 344-9479 Maroon Cap 63 x 80 Rear slide, locks & keys exc cond. fiberglass brke & inter lights off a Dakota, New $1500 sell $400.OBO352-795-3920 Seats for 2003 Town & Country Van 1 Middle seat and back row split bench seat Gray Leather all 3 for $200 (352) 344-4192 Vehicles Wanted BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond or not .Titled,no title, no problem. Paying up to$25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars Lincoln LS All power V8, leather seats, well maintained, runs great,153K, $4000 (352) 795-1015 Buick LeSabreRuns Perfect, electric everything,89k, silver, totally clean $5000 firm 352-586-9570 Chrysler Sebring TouringConvertible,34k miles, loaded, $14995 firm 352-897-4520 Chevy BarettaRuns good, $1800 obo Blue, 5 speed, Great first car! 352-746-4789 BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org 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 18ft Runabout with a Galv. Trailer $400. (352) 476-1113 20ft Pontoon 2000 Fiesta Fish N Fun no carpet, fiberglass flr, 85 Yamaha, Galv. trlr $6,500. 352-613-8453 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 FUN DECK Evinrude w/ Trailer, Runs Great $3,000 352-257-5284 HOUSE BOAT 30 ft fiberglass, hrd wood flrs, & moreLive Aboard or enjoy weekends in Paradise $14,500(423) 320-3008 Pontoon 18 88 Fiesta, 40hp Eviinr runs great solid flr, good carpet,bimini capt chrs, gal tril. w/new tires, $3550 352-586-9498 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 Recreation Vehicles 2000 Rialto Winn22ft20MPG, runs great,new generator,86K, See to appreciate!$19,500 (352) 746-6559 2001 38 ft Holiday Rambler, Cummings diesel,2 slides, fully loaded,sell or trade property $60000 859-814-3573 2009 DODGE RAM 3500 quad cab, terbo deisel, loaded 27K mi. still in warr. $30,000 obo (419) 307-8954, ALSO 2010 MONTANAMountaineer 5th wheel 36ft., 3 slides, great rm. layout, like new $32,500 obo Downsizing (419) 307-8954 Fleetwood 454 engine Bounder, 32ft., loaded, self contained, 79k $9,800. 352-795-6736 I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 Infinity 99 M/Home by 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 NOMAD 19.5 ft., great cond. Fully self contained $2,800 obo (727) 643-7652 SUNSEEKER 29 ft. Class. C., nearly all options, generator, needs awning fabric, non smoker, 33k mi. Only $26,500., 464-0316 WINNEBEGO 2001 Chieftain 35U, garaged, non smoker no pets, 2 slides, Cen. Heat Pump, exc. cond. 76K mi., $38,900 (352) 208-8292 Citrus County Homes DEB INFANTINE 3 HOMES SOLD In December I Need Listings! Real Estate!... its what I do.ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 Whether you are buying or selling your home, you need a Realtor you can rely on. Call Bonita Amonte, Realtor Cell (386)562-6665 amonte08 @gmail.com Plantation Realty Inc 1250 N. Country Club Drive Crystal River, Fl. 34429 Office (352) 795-0784 Fax: (352) 795-2887 Waterfront Homes 2/2, Garage, heated pool/spa, 8500 Gospel Isl. Road, Inverness $119,000 Owner financing, email for photo, firstname.lastname@example.org. com (727) 415-7728 Citrus County 3BR/2Bath Make Offers 352-563-9857 CRYSTAL RIVER/OZELLO REDUCED$100K 2+/2/2 Open floor plan, Hardwood floors, www.waterfrontozello.co m or 352-563-5527 LAKE ROUSSEAU South side of Lake 2 bedrm cottage fenced, 1/2 acre, boat dock. $85,000 775-230-2240 Thank You To All Our Loyal Clients Office Open 7 Days a Week 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 FLORAL CITYFOR SALE 2.5 ACRES, FENCED, ELECTRIC AND WELL. $33000 CONTACT BILL 407-709-0888 Citrus County Land 6550 W CYRUS 2 1/2 acres on SE corner of Cyrus & Donovan. Mkt. Value: $20,000 Assessed Value:$24,858 Sell for $18,000 Call 828-586-2283 Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES of Prime Hunting Land Located in Gulf Hammock Management. Area. $165K obo 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Lots For Sale INVERNESS For Sale -12 lots (20 X 120 each) $8,000. Zoned residential.At 3109 E Millside Ln, Inverness. Sold together or separately. Contact: Shayn Robinson 832 549 0286 or ShaynRobinson@hotmail.c om INVERNESS, Beautiful Wooded Lot on Edged Dry Lake, 100 x 150 $8,900 Owner Finance (352) 621-1664 Premium Home Site on Sky View Golf Course Great price to build your new custom, maintenance FREE home. Country Club membership including 45,000 sf fitness & spa $42,000 OBO Call (910) 512-2550 Boat Accessories BOAT LIFTSingle Pole, 1500 lb. capacity. $900 obo 352-613-8453 Citrus Hills Homes Clearview 1 Acre w/3 bdrm w/office/den off master,2.5 baths,2plus garage,great rm w/pocket sliders to 50x24 lanai, cooks kitchen, Master suite to die for.Much more! $259,900. 352-860-0444 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 297 S. Canaday Dr. 1/2 ac. 3BR, 2BA, gar/work shop lot 198ftX110ft paved St. front and rear parking for RVs, boats etc. Inside of house needs updating$37,500 OMO 352-726-6568 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. $165,000 OR BEST OFFER 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. 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. $212,500. (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 Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spacious 3/2/2 for rent $700/m or for sale..... 908-322-6529 Homosassa Homes Riverhaven Village, Homosassa, FL GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry, all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maintained, upgrades, move in ready. Asking $160,000 all offers considered. Realtors 3% See visual tour: www.visualtour.com/sho w.asp?t=2656780&prt=10 003&sk=13 Frank or Helen Harris, 352-628-1434 email: hharris3 @tampabay.rr.com 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. Condo for Sale 2/2 1,850 sq. ft. 35 Beech Street(352) 503-3294 Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rooms For Rent CRYSTAL RIVERClean House, cable w/d, $115/ 125wkly $430/475mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 Seasonal Rental C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 INVERNESS Waterfront 3/2/2, furn. $1,300. Nice527-9268 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. Relocations, Sales & Rentals Buyers Agent Dont shiver through another winter up north : I will find you a home to rent while we find your dream home to buy!Andrea Migliaccioandreaworks 4you agmail.com Sherri C. Parker & Assoc. Realtors, Direct 352-422-3261 Office 352-527-8090 www. sherriparker.com Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Citrus Springs Homes For Sale By Owner 3/2/2, Custom built in by Wheeler Construction $129,500 Call (407) 739-2646 or 407-442-3597 Reduced to $168,900 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,800 sq. ft. 1/2 acre open concept home. Ideal for live-in elderly group home, assisted living facility, foster care home. 352-522-0883 or 603-289-0134 Beverly Hills Homes 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Double carport, fenced yd. new roof, 1,100 sf, $55,500 (352) 464-0641 (239) 298-0076 LAUREL RIDGE Deed res./newly remodeled 2/2/2, open floor plan w/den, $109K. comm pool & clubhse( 352) 270-8488 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check, 3 bdrm. 352-464-6020JADEMISSION.COM Citrus Hills Homes 2 Bedroom, 2 bath house with heated pool & fireplace on 1 acre lot in Citrus Hills. In excellent cond., Owner finance with D/P + Excellent credit. Call 352-860-1872 or 304-673-0110 or 304-673-5550. Reduced to $139,000 Rental Houses CRYSTAL RIVER2/1 -$600 mo. inc. some util. 1st/last/sec. 628-1062 Laurel RidgeFurn. 2/2/2 den golf course,Former model, like new $900 mo. Unf $800 (352) 249-7723 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 CRY RIV 2/1 $775near bay, w/util./cable 212-2051 or 220-2447 Royal Oaks Inv. 2/2/2, den flrm. very clean, no pet non smoking $850. incl Cable/water (920) 210-6788 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 Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS 2/2 $650..2/1/1 $600 P & R Realty Gloria Bonner 697-0375 BEVERLY HILLS3/2/2, and 3/1/1 352-464-2514 CITRUS HILLS 3/2/2 W POOL PETS OK 1,000 F.L.S 954-600-9308 352-249-7919 CITRUS SPRINGS 2/1, 2162 W. Greenway, Remodeled $590. mo 352-697-1907 CITRUS SPRINGS 2/1, 2356 W. Jonquil $565. mo 352-697-1907 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 $850. (352) 400-0230 CITRUS SPRINGSNewer 3/2/2, tile flrs, nice area, across rails to trails $825. no pets (352) 598-0235 CR/HOM 3/2/1 RC Elem, fenced, $575352-220-2447 212-2051 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/1 + Family Room $650 + dep 464-2716 CRYSTAL RIVER3 bedroom. 2 bath. House for rent Please contact for details. $650.00 per month 352-212-9682 CRYSTAL RIVER3/2 Split plan on acre. $600. Mo. Fst./Lst. Cell (727) 992-1010 CRYSTAL RIVERRent or Rent to Own $699 Move-in Special 3/2 Lrg. fm. rm., tiled, Spotless, Cul-de-sac, Copeland Pk.,Fncd., Pets OK. 352-527-0493 DUNNELLON, R.L.E.2/1, 1 AC, $550/ mo. 352-572-2993. Victor Homosassa Springs 3/1 No pets,Clean $800 mo. (305)619-0282, Cell INVERNESS 2/1/1 Very clean well maintained Lease. $650 mo., Fst, lst, sec. Near schools, Hospital. 4212 S Apopka, 561-395-5735 INVERNESS 2BR, 1BA, lrg. yard, In town, close to Hosp. and shopping.$500 mo. + util., 1st, last, Refs. 352-860-2108 INVERNESS 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with screen encl pool on lake. Beautiful setting on cul-de-sac, golf comm. $1000/mo, 813-909-0234 INVERNESS 3/2/2, Avail. Feb.Near Sch. & Hosp. $800. Mo. F/L/S (352) 527-9268 INVERNESS 3/2/2, Highlands Starting @ $730. 352-601-2615 Inverness Hghlands 2/2/1 scrn. lrg. Pool fncd yrd, tiled flrs. Pets Okay 1st, last sec. $775. mo. (352) 476-2209 INVERNESS Large 2/2/1 fenced yard, pet w/ additnal fee. 1st & sec $700 mo. 352-422-5482
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