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Title: Citrus County chronicle
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Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness, Fla
Publication Date: 02-08-2012
Copyright Date: 2006
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INSIDE FEBRUARY 8, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 185 50 CITRUS COUNTY Softball: Crystal River opens season in style /B1 BROOKSVILLE BUST: $1M in assets seized Authorities arrest money laundering suspects, find underground tunnel./ Page A4www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C7 Community . . . .C5 Crossword . . . .C6 Editorial . . . .A12 Entertainment . . .B6 Horoscope . . . .B6 Lottery Numbers . .B4 Lottery Payouts . .B6 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A5 Classifieds . . . .C8 TV Listings . . . .C6 WEDNESDAYHIGH 75 LOW 51 Partly sunny with winds at 5 to 10 mph. PAGE A4 TODAY & Thursday morning Three Sisters workshop today The workshop to get the ball rolling on a sometimes controversial plan to turn Three Sisters Springs into an ecotourist draw is Wednesday at 6 p.m. The conceptual landscape blueprint transforms the 57acre urban parcel into trails, parking areas, a possible offsite visitor center, manatee viewing areas and a kayak landing/launch. But some elements of the plan have drawn the ire of residents of the area, who are seeking changes to the plan they deem intrusive. This is the second workshop in as many months to address the concerns of those residents. Those who oppose the plan were told to come up with concrete alternatives so the work on the property stays within the bounds of mandates set by the major benefactors in the public/private deal that helped save the land from becoming a residential development. The Crystal River City Council is expected to give a final vote on the issue at its next regular meeting Feb. 13. Valentines Day: Yea or Nay? Heres your opportunity to tell us how you really feel about Valentines Day. Were looking for people who love the holiday and those who dont. Holiday lovers: Why do you love Valentines Day? Holiday haters: What soured you to the day dedicated to love and romance? Tell us your story by emailing Nancy Kennedy at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com. NEWS BRIEFS From staff reports A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterNationally, between 2001 and 2010, the number of women arrested for driving under the influence has jumped 36 percent, according to Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) data. While more men than women get arrested for DUI, the number of males being charged declined nearly 11 percent for the same period. In Citrus County from 2009 to 2010, the numbers either stayed the same or fell by a person among females, but held to form with the national figures among males. An American Automobile Association (AAA) survey indicated two-thirds of respondents (66 percent) still believe men are more likely to be charged with DUI than women. Female DUIs on the rise Last known WWI veteran dies at 110 Associated PressLONDON Florence Green never saw the front lines. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. But Green, who has died aged 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was serving with the Womens Royal Air Force as a waitress at an air base in eastern England when the guns fell silent on Nov. 11, 1918. It was not until 2010 that she was officially recognized as a veteran after a researcher found her service record in Britains National Archives. Green died Saturday at the Briar House Care Home in Kings Lynn, eastern England, two weeks before her 111th birthday, the home said. Retired Air Vice-Marshal Peter Dye, director-general of the RAF Museum, said it was fitting that the last survivor of the first global war was someone who had served on the home front. In a way, that the last veteran should be a lady and someone who served on the home front is something that reminds me that warfare is not confined to the trenches, Dye said. It reminds us of the Great War, and all warfare since then has been something that involved everyone. Its a collective experience ... Sadly, whether you are in New York, in London, or in Kandahar, warfare touches all of our lives. She was born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London on Feb. 19, 1901, and joined the newly formed Womens Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17. The service trained women to work as mechanics, drivers and in other jobs to free men for front-line duty. Green went to work as a steward in the officers mess, first at the Narborough aerodrome and then at RAF Marham in eastern England, and was serving there when the war ended. Decades later, Green remembered her wartime service with affection. I met dozens of pilots and would go on dates, she said in an interview in 2008. I had the opportunity to go up in one of the planes but I was scared of flying. I would work every hour God sent. But I had dozens of friends on the base, and we had a great deal of fun in our spare time. In many ways, I had the time of my life. After the war she stayed in the area, raising three children with her husband, Bob Green. Once her service record was rediscovered, the RAF embraced the centenarian veteran, marking her 110th birthday in February 2011 with a cake. Asked what it was like to be 110, Green said Its not much different to being 109. She praised the officers she had served during the war as perfect gentlemen. Survey points to possible thinking behind increase SURVEY SAYS Twelve percent of men said they drink alcoholic beverages daily, equal to the11 percent of women who said they drink daily Twenty-eight percent of men said they drink alcoholic beverages 2 to 3 times a week,compared to18 percent of women who said they drink alocholic beverages 2 to 3 times a week In the past 12 months, 13 percent of men said they have been concerned for a female friend and/or family members safety who seemed to be intoxicated.SOURCE: AAA See DUI / Page A8 See VET / Page A8 Sidewalk a no-no? CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle ABOVE: From left, Lehman and Sandra Strickland and Ann and Dave McLaughlin exit the Withlacoochee State Trail in Floral City and head to Hamptons Edge Trailside Bicycles in Floral City. BELOW: Regis Hampton talks with customers in front of Hamptons Edge Trailside Bicycles as two bicyclists use the sidewalk leading from his business to the Withlacoochee State Trail to head south. N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterFLORAL CITY File this under No good deed goes unpunished. Or, file it under Grit your teeth and just go through all the bureaucratic red tape rigmarole that everyone hates and save yourself some grief. Either way you look at it, Regis Hampton is learning the hard way that living in a society with rules and regulations is a fact of life. Hampton owns Hamptons Edge Trailside Bicycles, 8294 E. Orange Avenue in Floral City, right next to the Withlacoochee State Trail. For the two and a half years, he and co-owner Cindy Messer have been in that location. People riding bikes on the trail who want to come to the shop had a choice: walk their bikes through sand or use the street. When people come off the trail with their bikes, the tires get all full of sand, and the sand gets carried into the shop, Hampton said. And to use the street this is a busy, bad intersection (County Road 48 and U.S. 41), and cars come whipping around the corner. So he had an idea. He put patio stones down for people to walk on. But then people parked their cars on them and they cracked. Then he had another idea. We had just bought the building and put a new roof on it, and back in October or November we decided to put in a sidewalk from the shop to the trail, Hampton said. I did it for the convenience and the safety of people so they dont have to go out on the street. He spent $860 and hired someone to construct the concrete walkway, even adding an artistic touch with decorative bike tracks running the length of it and bicycle gears embedded in it. As sidewalks go, its a short one about 44 feet. The problem is, only part of the sidewalk is Hamptons property. Less than half of it is an easement belonging to the state. All was well, until he got a letter signed by Harry Mitchell, Withlacoochee State Trail park manager, based at Fort Cooper State Park, which spells out a list of things Bicycle shops concrete walkway causes stir with state Teen suspected of armed burglary A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterHERNANDO A highschool student who was caught shooting a gun he allegedly swiped from a vehicle he reportedly stole thought the weapon was cool, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office report. Jason Michael MacDonald, 18, 16 S. Adams St., Beverly Hills, was arrested Monday on six charges including burglary, theft of auto, burglary becoming armed, armed trespass and carrying a concealed firearm. Bond is $53,000. MacDonald, a Lecanto High School senior, reportedly entered the garage of a residence with the Hernando homeowner inside and jumped into the mans vehicle and drove off. The vehicle had a loaded semi-automatic pistol in it. MacDonald allegedly also stole the keys Jason MacDonald RON KORNATOWSKI /Special to the Chronicle A high school student suspected of armed robbery came through the woods Monday and onto Shetland Lane. The suspect saw a sheriffs office car and threw his gun down behind a tree. The young man was apprehended and handcuffed. See TEEN / Page A8 See SIDEWALK / Page A8

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Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A ballot proposal that would have further slashed property taxes for Florida homeowners failed on a tie vote in a House subcommittee Tuesday after opponents said it would shift the tax burden to non-homestead properties and bully local governments. Supporters argued the proposed state constitutional amendment (HJR 1289) would have helped cure inequities among homeowners created by the existing Save Our Homes amendment. Voters, though, still will have a chance to cut property taxes through another proposal lawmakers last year placed on the November 2012 ballot. Amendment 4 includes a super exemption for primary homeowners except for school taxes, as well as some relief for businesses and other nonhomestead properties. The proposal that went down 7-7 in the House Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee would have added another non-school tax super exemption for primary homeowners. It also would have authorized the Legislature to increase homestead exemptions in the future. It lets the state bully local ... governments and say We know best, were going to take your money; you figure out how to fund all the things you need to do with less money, said Rep. Frederick Costello, R-Ormond Beach. Thats wrong. Costellos comment drew a retort from Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Keystone Heights. This bill isnt bullying, Van Zant said. In fact, it is defending our citizens to stop the decades of bullying through property taxes that have been invoked on them by local government. Van Zant said the proposal, sponsored by Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, should be passed as a step to eventually eliminating property taxes and replacing them with a sales tax increase. Rep. Scott Randolph said that kind of piecemeal approach would reduce bond ratings, which would increase governmental borrowing costs, and cause taxes for non-homestead properties to go up. Dont look at this bill as a tax cut, said the Orlando Democrat. This is a tax shift. The proposal is one of several attempts lawmakers have made, including Amendment 4, to reduce inequities that resulted from Save Our Homes amendment, which passed through a citizens initiative in the 1990s. It put a 3 percent annual cap on assessment increases for primary homes. Thats resulted in recent home buyers paying larger tax bills than longtime beneficiaries of Save Our Homes although the market value of their houses may be the same. Its also meant non-homestead properties, including rentals and second homes, have paid more to make up for savings that have gone to rimary homeowners. Save Our Homes also discouraged homeowners from moving because they would have lost their Save Our Homes benefits. The Legislature proposed an amendment that voters adopted in 2008 to let homeowners to take some of their Save Our Homes benefits with them if they move to another home. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Canadas ambassador is urging the United States to expand its pre-clearance of tourists from his country so southbound Canadians can get to Florida in time for lunch and a beer. Ambassador Gary Doer also touted a proposed oil pipeline between Canada and the United States on Tuesday at an international trade gathering sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Conducting customs, immigration, agriculture and other screenings before passengers depart from foreign ports and airports is designed to reduce congestion and delays upon arrival. The United States has eight such pre-clearance facilities at Canadian airports. Canadians want to leave early in the mornings to they can have a beer by lunch, Doer said. More pre-clearance people will mean more tourists having more beer earlier. The wisecracking ambassador also took a shot at actress Darryl Hannah after complaining that her opposition to the pipeline is getting more publicity than pro-pipeline comments by U.S. Energy Secretary David Chu. I was on a panel with Darryl Hannah in Copenhagen and I noticed that she said shes weaned herself completely off fossil fuels, which begs the question: How long is that kayak ride from Hollywood to Copenhagen and back again? Doer said. Hannah was among antipipeline activists arrested while protesting outside the White House. Chu, meanwhile, has said the pipeline would offer the advantage of buying oil from a close ally rather than less stable sources in the Middle East or South America and that new technology makes such operations safer. President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline last month. Obama said his decision was not based on the merits of the issue but on the arbitrary nature of a Feb. 21 deadline set by congressional Republicans as part of tax legislation he signed into law. Canada has begun looking at other options such as a pipeline to the Pacific Coast so oil could be shipped to China, but Doer said his government hasnt given up on getting U.S. approval of the north-south route. He was followed to the podium by U.S. Commerce Undersecretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez, a Florida State University graduate who got his start in government working for then-Florida Lieutenant Gov. Wayne Mixson, who was in the audience Tuesday. I have every confidence that we will work together to find a solution to the pipeline issue, Sanchez said. Gov. Rick Scott also addressed the International Days conference. Attendees applauded when chamber president and CEO Mark Wilson noted Scott has gone on more trade missions in his first year than his predecessor, Charlie Christ, did during his entire four-year term. Scott has visited Canada, Panama, Brazil and Israel, and he plans to take three more trips this year to Spain, England and Columbia. The Republican governor, in a rare instance of agreement with Obama, cited the presidents signing of an executive order designed to promote foreign tourism. It increases nonimmigrant visa processing capacity in China and Brazil by 40 percent this year and expands a visa waiver program that lets foreign travelers stay in the United States for 90 days or less without a visa. Obama visited Walt Disney World last month to make the announcement. Scott said its a big opportunity for Florida to attract more tourists from Brazil. A2 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S TATE/L OCAL INSIDE Crystal River Mall 7 95-148 4 Inside Walmart Hwy. 200, Ocala 291-1467 000AF9R FREE HEARING TEST Coupon Expires 2/29/12 (Limit 2 per visit) Battery Sale .89 Hearing Aid Repairs MUST PRESENT COUPON ANY MAKE OR MODEL $ 69 95 ONE WEEK ONLY 0 0 0 A B 3 E 0 0 0 A E 3 A 0 0 0 A I X P Ambassador wants to get Canadians to Fla. faster Citrus County port authority members attend international daysCitrus County Commissioners Rebecca Bays and Winn Webb attended the International Days presented by the Florida Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday and Wednesday. The two, along with the other three county commissioners, are members of the Port Authority of Citrus County, which is working to establish a seaport, Port Citrus, to become part of international trade channels. From staff reports Property tax cut proposal dies 2012 SESSION

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W hen the countys Fire Rescue division officially merged with the Citrus County Sheriffs Office as of Oct. 1, a name change also came to the Criminal Justice Academy located at the Withlacoochee Technical Institute in Inverness. A joint project of the Sheriffs Office and the Citrus County school district, the academy is under the direction of Lt. Phil Royal, who also heads up Sheriff Jeff Dawsys training unit. In the past, academy programs were geared specifically to aspiring law enforcement and corrections officers. Recently renamed as the Citrus County Public Safety Training Center, the academy is gearing up for its first-ever Fire Academy. A parttime (evenings and Saturdays) Firefighter I training course is scheduled to begin on Feb. 8, and run for 17 weeks through June 2. Besides serving as an incentive to attract more volunteers to the sheriffs Fire Rescue division, the program includes extensive classroom and practical elements that are requirements for becoming a certified firefighter. By the end of January, close to 25 enrollees were on board, including committed CCSO deputy sheriffs, 911 dispatchers and even Sheriff Dawsy. According to Fire Rescues training coordinator, Curt Clendenney, classroom instruction and handson skills development will be conducted at the Citrus County Fire Training Center located at 1300 S. Lecanto Highway, Building 26, in Lecanto. A state-certified training facility since 1999, the center routinely handles the in-service training needs of Fire Rescue personnel, as well as the training requirements for those who have an interest in becoming firefighters or furthering their firefighting education. Besides multiple classrooms, it boasts a four-story training tower, 1,200square-foot burn building, twostory maze, a vehicle extrication pad, simulated propane props, plus a number of state-certified instructors. Successful completion of the Firefighter I program qualifies the participant to be a volunteer combat firefighter anywhere in the state of Florida. If the student is looking to become a career firefighter, then additional hours of training are needed to fulfill the state requirements of the Firefighter II program. The curriculum explored during the course of study includes a history of firefighting; a look at HazMat (hazardous materials); leadership skills; fire origin and cause investigation; the latest firefighting/safety techniques, tactics and strategies; plus much more. In addition, advanced training and continuing education classes are available for those who aspire to become a fire investigator, driver/engineer, fire officer, fire inspector, or want to learn more about first responder medical training. For more information, contact either Fire Rescue training coordinator Clendenney at 352-5277612, or volunteer coordinator John Beebe at 352-527-5406. Or call the Citrus County Public Safety Training Center at 352-726-2430, ext. 4352, for more detailed information about the Fire Academy curriculum, application process, scheduling and associated fees. Gail Tierney is public information officer for the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. She has been with the agency for 22 years. Comments or suggestions may be directed to Gail at 352-341-7460, or gtierney@sheriffcitrus.org. Around THE STATE Citrus County Homeless coalition set to meet next week Mid Florida Homeless Coalitions Citrus County Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Citrus County Detention Facility, 2604 W. Woodland Ridge Drive, Lecanto. Its necessary to arrive 15 minutes early. No cell phones are allowed and photo identification is required. The committee will discuss the needs of those being released and re-entering the community, as well as how the community can help meet those needs and prevent homelessness. The meeting is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend to learn more about homelessness in Citrus County. A tour of the jail will be provided to interested persons immediately following the meeting. Contact Barbara Wheeler at 352-860-2308 or, by email, at mfhc01@gmail. com, or Sean McKenna at 352527-5900. Plantation to host Star Party Plantation on Crystal River will host a free Star Party at 7:30 p.m. Friday. AstroGuyz.coms David Dickinson and his telescope will be available to guide guests and visitors through several objects in the night sky. Highlights include viewing Andromeda Galaxy and Jupiter, to name a few. Moonrise is at 9:30 p.m., at which time participants will be able to experience an upclose-and-personal view of various portions of the lunar surface. Call 352-795-4211. The event is open to the public, with free parking. Visit the website at www.PlantationonCrystal River.com.TallahasseeSolicitor general to replace Hawkes Floridas solicitor general is replacing an appellate judge who resigned after playing a lead role in building an opulent courthouse that critics dubbed a Taj Mahal. Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed Scott Makar to the vacancy on the 1st District Court of Appeal. As solicitor general, Makar represented the state in cases before the Florida and U.S. supreme courts and other appellate courts. He succeeds Judge Paul Hawkes, who resigned from the 1st District Court effective Jan. 4. The resignation ended an ethics case against Hawkes that included allegations related to the 1st Districts new $48.8 million courthouse in Tallahassee. Hawkes, a former lawmaker, was accused of having the projects manager removed for questioning its cost and taking actions that exceeded legislative intent regarding the buildings construction. Polk deputy named officer of year for 2011A Polk County sheriffs deputy who fatally shot a gunman after he and his partner were wounded is Floridas officer of the year for 2011. Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi presented the award Tuesday to Deputy Michael Braswell in Tallahassee. Braswell and now-retired Deputy Paul Fairbanks stopped a suspicious-looking bicyclist in Lakeland in June 2010. The bicyclist pulled a gun and shot both deputies. Braswell returned fire and wounded the young man. When he ignored warnings and tried to recover his gun, the deputy fired again, killing the suspect. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Gail Tierney RULES OF THE ROAD Associated PressTALLAHASSEE An 82year-old woman from the Tampa Bay area trying to survive on a meager social security check is among customers of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. suing the insurer for the way it calculates replacement values. Ruth Lauro said Tuesday that she isnt sure how long shell be able to remain in her New Port Richey home of 33 years after a $69 increase in her monthly insurance premium. Nearly half of the increase was for flood insurance, which went from $400 to $800 annually. Lauros only income is a $637 Social Security check each month. Never had a puddle where I live, Lauro said. They really did me in good. She is among hundreds of plaintiffs in a suit filed Tuesday in Paso County that names Citizens and Xactware Solutions Inc., as defendants. Xactware is a Utah-based company also known as 360Value that sells computer programs to insurance companies to determine property replacement costs. Our motivation in establishing an accurate replacement cost valuation is to protect our policyholders and make sure they can restore their home after a catastrophic loss, Citizens spokeswoman Christine Ashburn said Tuesday. Any assertion to the contrary is simply wrong. Joe Freitas, who is also from New Port Richey, is the individual named as plaintiff on behalf of the others in the class action. The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Mark Beausoleil of Fort Lauderdale and Shane McClelland, who works for a Houston law firm. The suit said Freitas purchased his home in September for $109,000, slightly below a $117,000 appraisal from his mortgage company, which required property casualty coverage. The premium with Citizens was $917. However, 30 days after closing, Freitas was told by his insurance agent that Citizens would not insure his home for less than $236,700, doubling the premium to $1,846 annually. It changed the way we were going to live our lives, Freitas, 44, said at a news conference in front of the Old Capitol. Freitas, a service technician for the Icee Corporation, said he tried to talk with Citizens, but was told that Citizens did not accept appraisals and followed the figures provided them by the companys software program. CCSO/Special to the Chronicle Firefighters training Big changes in store for Withlacoochee Tech program N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterINVERNESS After Citrus County Hospital Board Chairman Mike Smallridge informed the Inverness City Council about intentions to create a community health plan, as per mandate from the Florida Legislature, an impassioned David Langer approached city officialsat Tuesday eveningscouncil meeting. Langer, a member of the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation board of directors, apologized for breaking protocol, then said, I was going to tell a little joke, but I cant after I just heard this snake oil salesman try to sell you something that doesnt belong to him it belongs to the citizens of Citrus County. Smallridge had not mentioned much of anything other than that the community health plan was on the horizon and would involve looking at Citrus County as a whole and finding ways to stop duplicating services. Langer brought up county residents taxes and asked council members, Do you want your tax dollars to go to a community development agency or to the hospital to treat the patients of this county? Langer said that, in 2010, the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees collected $9.7 million and gave the hospital $1.5 million; and in 2011, the board which is the gubernatorial-appointed taxing authority for the hospital collected $2.5 million and gave the hospital $250,000. That amounts to 15 percent of the taxes collected,Langer said. The money belongs to the hospital and its patients. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation leases the hospital from the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees and oversees day-to-day operations. The two entities are suing one another in a dispute that began more than two years ago. He cant give away this money willy-nilly, Langer continued. As of now theyre holding close to $10 million of your money, their money and my money thats supposed to go to the citizens of this county for patient care and capital improvements of this hospital. Smallridge did not respond to Langers accusations. When he asked to see the graph Langer brought that shows the revenues collected and the actual distribution to the hospital, Langer refused. At the end of the nightsmeeting, CouncilmanKen Hinkle said, People are tired of the fighting and spending money on lawyers. The first gentleman brought up the plan for a community health center, and thats what it should be about. Its not about politics or who controls the money. Its about health care. Also at Tuesdays council meeting, City Manager Frank DiGiovanni presented a resolution to amend and adjust the fees for Whispering Pines Park pool, which the council voted to adopt. See Thursdays Chronicle for details. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2927. Hospital tiff rears head at city council Foundation member calls member of taxing authority snake oil salesman CCSO/Special to the Chronicle State insurer sued Case alleges software issues

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T ONY H OLT Hernando TodayBROOKSVILLE It started 11 months ago over a fake passport. The U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) contacted the Hernando County Sheriffs Office notifying them someone might be living in the Brooksville area using an alias. Weeks later, SWAT swarmed the house at 6356 Emanuels Way and arrested Eugene Paull, 66, and his girlfriend, Subrena Spence, 32. They were living the good life off their illegal gains, said Sgt. Jeff Kraft, who led the sheriffs office investigation, details of which were released Tuesday. The house included a getaway tunnel that was still under construction, a spiral staircase leading to a hideout spot and steel bars covering the windows. The suspects owned more than $1 million in assets, including two homes, $19,800 in cash, a 48-foot yacht, an RV, a Dodge Charger, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and various firearms, according to the sheriffs office. Kraft said Paull saw the SWAT van on the monitors in his bedroom when the sheriffs office arrived to serve the search warrant. It was too late for Paull to hide in the tunnel or in the small room in his basement, which he referred to as a worm hole, he said. Deputies spotted Paull as he tried to close the garage door and he surrendered, according to the sheriffs office. Paull was charged with identity theft and Spence was charged with multiple counts of use of a false or fictitious name to obtain a vehicle title. Spences relatives, including her brother, also lived in the house. They, along with Spence, returned to Jamaica, according to the sheriffs office. Paull remains on probation and lives in the Miami area while Spence was deported to her native Jamaica, said Sheriff Al Nienhuis. Authorities said they had seized $1 million worth of assets following an elaborate, multi-agency investigation. During the past year, sheriffs office detectives researched the couples background and specifically Paulls criminal history, which included a 1974 conviction on drug charges. Paull fled prior to his sentencing and eventually wound up in Jamaica, where he presumably earned his wealth selling illegal drugs. That was where he met and fell in love with Spence and the two lived a lavish lifestyle for about 12 years, Nienhuis said. Two offshore bank accounts were also located in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Due to international banking laws, the remaining funds in those accounts could not be seized, deputies said. As part of Paulls money laundering scheme, he traveled the country telling people he was raising money on behalf of U.S. military veterans, said Nienhuis. He ran a nonprofit charity and he and his son produced a video about the plight of veterans titled The Forgotten. Kraft said Paull was a Vietnam veteran and genuinely cared about those who served in the military, but one year he raised as much as $100,000 and only donated $1,300 of it. Tony Holt can be contacted at wholt@hernando today.com or 352-544-5283.A4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S TATE To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 weeks: $36.65* 6 months: $64.63* 1 year: $116.07* *Subscription price includes a separate charge of .14 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-6363 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. This will only slightly affect your expiration date. The Viewfinder TV guide is available to our subscribers for $13.00 per year. 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Robert Farnan, 77DUNNELLON The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Robert Walter Farnan, age 77, of Dunnellon, Florida, formerly of Inglis, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes, with Father Eugene Rueman officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness, Florida. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Mr. Farnan was born November 2, 1934, in Bronx, NY, son of the late Jacob and Isabella (Coleman) Farnan. He died February 5, 2012, in Dunnellon, FL. Mr. Farnan was an Army veteran, retiring after serving his country for more than 20 years, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his retirement, he moved to Inglis, where he was the owner and operator of the Port Inglis Restaurant for more than 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Farnan; son, Kevin Farnan; four daughters, Christine (Jamal) Nejame, Cindy (Glenn) Townsend, Char (Steve) Stacy, Kaylynn Farnan; brother, Billy Farnan; sister, Winnie Carcaterra; and numerous grandchildren. Ollie Stephens, 72 GROVETOWN, GA.Ollie Jo Stephens, 72, of Grovetown, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Garden of Memories in Tampa. Tordis Roland, 77 HERNANDO Tordis Roland, 77, of Hernando, FL, died on Sunday, February 5, 2012, at the Hospice of Citrus County Care Unit at CMH in Inverness. Tordis was born on January 4, 1935, in Lista, Norway, the daughter of Oscar and Margarete Andersen. She and her husband owned Roland Building Corporation in Huntington, Long Island, NY, before moving to Hernando in 1994. Tordis was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando. She was also a member of the Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club, the Citrus Hills Womens Club, the Scandinavian Club in Beverly Hills and the Sons of Norway in New York. Tordis was preceded in death by her brother, Olav Andersen and sister, Martha Lunde. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Tor Roland of Hernando, FL; sons, George Roland and wife Joanna, of Bettendorf, IA, Kevin Roland and wife Karen of Custer, WI, and Lloyd Roland and wife Karin, of Huntington, Long Island, NY; sister, Astri Torkelsen Southold, Long Island, NY; and four grandchildren, Erik and Elizabeth Roland, of Bettendorf, IA, and Matthew and Andrew Roland, of Custer, WI. A memorial service for Mrs. Roland will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Friday, February 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Frederick Ohsiek will preside. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, FL 34442. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Robert Perkins, 89 INVERNESS Robert Melvin Perkins, 89, Inverness, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Citrus Memorial hospital. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.Mary Ann WaltonLECANTOMary Ann Walton (nee Fiorucci), of Lecanto, Florida, died on January 21, 2012. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she was the beloved wife of Richard C. Walton Sr.; devoted stepmother of Richard Walton Jr., of VA, Matthew Walton and wife Becky of VA, sisters Geraldine Liberatore, of MD, Emily Hennigan, of FL, and husband Elmer (Skeets) Hennigan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews. Family and friends will honor Mary Anns life at St. Thomas Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Homosassa, FL, on Saturday, February 11, at 8 a.m. Mass. Contributions may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P .O. Box 151200, San Rafael, CA 94915-1200.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.John Grace Jr., 63CRYSTAL RIVERJohn Willard Grace Jr., age 63, of Crystal River, FL, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, FL. He was born February 12, 1948, in Powhatan, WV, to John Willard and Dottie (Armstrong) Grace. He came here one year ago from Winthrop Harbor, IL. He was a retired mechanic and was of the Christian faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Gloria. Surviving is his son, Dr. John Willard Grace III, of Crystal River, FL; and three grandchildren. Private Cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River, FL. 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Refinish your pool during the cooler months. 000AIEG Copes Pool & Pavers COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC Obituaries Mary Ann Walton SO YOU KNOW The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES Paid obituaries are printed as submitted by funeral homes or societies. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Email obits@chronicle online.com or fax 352563-3280. Phone 352-563-5660 for details. Man who warned of Challenger disaster dies Associated PressNEPHI, Utah Roger Boisjoly, a NASA contractor who repeatedly voiced concerns about the space shuttle Challenger before it exploded, has died. He was 73. Boisjoly died of cancer on Jan. 6 in Nephi, about 40 miles south of Provo, his wife Roberta Boisjoly said. The 1986 Challenger tragedy shocked the nation. Seven astronauts, including a schoolteacher, were killed when the shuttle disintegrated 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Boisjoly, an engineer at rocket-builder Morton Thiokol Inc., warned in 1985 that seals on the booster rocket joints could fail in freezing temperatures. The result would be a catastrophe of the highest order loss of human life, he wrote in a memo. On the eve of the ill-fated flight, Boisjoly and several colleagues reiterated their concerns and argued against launching because of predicted cold weather at the Kennedy Space Center. They were overruled by Morton Thiokol managers, who gave NASA the green light. Slow-motion video of the launch showed a tongue of flame sprouting from one of the shuttles solid rocket boosters, licking the main fuel tank. After the accident, Boisjoly testified to a presidential commission investigating the Challenger accident. The group determined that hot gases leaked through a joint in one of the booster rockets shortly after blastoff that ended with the explosion of the shuttles hydrogen fuel. Boisjoly said he was shunned by colleagues and neighbors after emerging as a whistleblower. He took an extended leave of absence while Morton Thiokol worked on a redesign of the rocket joint. When I realized what was happening, it absolutely destroyed me, Boisjoly told The Associated Press in a 1988.

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Hampton needs to do in order to keep the sidewalk provide an aerial photo, obtain a letter from a local planning agency confirming that the proposed easement is consistent with the local governments comprehensive plan, send the state a county tax map identifying the parcel to be encumbered with the easement and two prints of a certified survey of the proposed easement area. Theres more: He is required to send a written statement explaining the public benefits that will occur from the easement, give reasons why he needs the easement and why no other alternatives are possible and provide information as to the projected revenue to be generated from the proposed easement. Plus, send in $300. First of all, its not a proposed easement its already done, Hampton said. It sounds to me like they think I want to buy it or they want to sell it to me. Hampton admitted that he didnt pull a permit before pouring the sidewalk. However, the sidewalk itself is constructed to code requirements. Mea culpa, Ill pay the $300, he said. I admit it. I dont like bureaucracy and I dont play well with bureaucrats because they want all this stuff. He did say, however, that he spoke to someone from the Office of Greenways and Trails who gave verbal approval to his plans, which he cant prove. Now hes thinking about taking a sledge hammer to the whole thing and chalking it up to an $860 lesson learned. However, it just might be a matter of much ado about nothing. According to Harry Mitchell, the states intent is not to punish or harass Hampton, nor is it to sell him the easement or make him remove the sidewalk. They just want him to fill out the paperwork he shouldve filled out before he began. Actually, the sidewalk is a nice idea, but he went about it the wrong way, Mitchell said. Ive been told by my boss that because its such a small piece of property, theres no charge involved. Im going to recommend (keeping) it, and my district office will recommend it, Mitchell said. 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Citrus County Sheriffs Office data shows the following for DUI arrests in 2009 and 2010: 2009 City of Crystal River: 7 females, 29 males / 36 total City of Inverness:7 females, 20 males / 27 total Rest of the county:48 females, 159 males / 207 total 2010 City of Crystal River:6 females, 26 males / 32 total City of Inverness:7 females, 19 males / 26 total Rest of the county: 43 females, 114 males / 157 total The rise in women driving while intoxicated may be due to several factors such as greater social acceptance of women drinking, more venues that cater to womens-only happy hours and increasing social or work functions which may trigger pressure to drink, according to AAA. In the same survey, 79 percent think it is more socially acceptable for women to drink now compared to 20 years ago, and 30 percent do not think women process alcohol differently than men. According to AAA, many of the respondents werent aware that women can become intoxicated faster than men because women have a higher concentration of body fat or variations in hormonal levels can cause women to become intoxicated quicker. One 16-ounce frozen margarita or a few cocktails can easily cause an averagesized female within a twohour time period to reach the 0.08 blood alcohol limit quicker than a man. Going over the limit is very easy to do, and many people may not realize how little alcohol it takes to reach the legal limit, said Joanna Newton, AAA spokeswoman. Simple planning before you head out for a good time can greatly reduce the chances you will end up behind the wheel of a vehicle when it may not be safe for you to drive. This will help to ensure you, and everyone else on the roadways, makes it home safely to family and friends. A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicleonline. com. It was very pleasant and they were lovely, she said. Not a bit of bother. They kept us on our toes and there was no slacking. A delegation from the air base had been due to visit Green on Feb. 19 to celebrate her 111th birthday. When we heard the news there was a palpable silence, because we all hoped she would make it, said Squadron Leader Paula Willmot. RAF Marhams station commander, Group Captain David Cooper, said Green will be sorely missed and our thoughts are now with her friends and family. World War I the war to end all wars killed about 20 million people in four years of fighting between the Allied powers including Britain, France and the United States and Germany and its allies. The last known soldier to have fought in the brutal trench warfare that has become the enduring image of the conflict was Britains Harry Patch, who died in 2009 aged 111. The last American veteran of the conflict was Frank Buckles of Charles Town, West Virginia, who drove ambulances in France for the U.S. Army. He died in February 2011. The wars last known combatant, Royal Navy veteran Claude Choules, died in Australia in May. There are no known French or German veterans of the war left alive. After Choules death, Green became the wars last known surviving service member, according to the Order of the First World War. Greens husband died in 1970. She is survived by two daughters, a son and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. to the mans second vehicle. Deputies later responded to a property with no trespassing signs about reports of a white male shooting a gun into the woods in Crystal River. MacDonald reportedly dropped the gun as investigators tried to take him into custody. The deputy noted in their report that MacDonald hid behind a tree when they first got to the property and when he was ordered to have his hands in the air, investigators heard a thud as he lowered his hands long enough to drop the gun near a tree. After his arrest, MacDonald reportedly admitted to all charges against him and said he took the gun because he thought it was cool. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicle online.com. DUI Continued from Page A1 SIDEWALKContinued from Page A1 TEEN Continued from Page A1 ON THE NET For more information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriffcitrus.org and click on the Public Information link, then on Arrest Reports. Also under Public Information on the CCSO website, click on Crime Mapping for a view of where each type of crime occurs in Citrus County. VET Continued from Page A1 Associated Press This Feb. 19, 2010 photo released by the British Ministry of Defense, MOD, shows Florence Green, left, on her 109th birthday being presented with a birthday cake by LAC Hannah Shaw on behalf of the RAF at her home in Kings Lynn, eastern England. 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Senate boosts schools by $1B The Florida Senate is proposing a nearly $1.2 billion increase in state spending on schools. A Senate panel on Tuesday rolled out its initial school budget that includes the proposed increase. The Senate proposal to boost state support for schools would increase perstudent funding by 3.1 percent. Gov. Rick Scott warned that he would veto the 2012 state budget if lawmakers did not set aside a significant amount of money for public schools. The House is scheduled to vote on a budget later this week that would increase per-student funding by 2.27 percent. Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs and chairman of the Senate education budget committee, wants to use some of the extra money to pay for intensive reading training for students attending low-performing schools. Lawmakers back tuition hike The Florida Senate is recommending college students pay three percent more in tuition this fall. A Senate panel on Tuesday rolled out budget recommendations for the states 11 public universities and 28 colleges. The tuition hike would apply to those students enrolled in colleges and workforce education programs. The Senate proposal does not raise tuition for university students, but university officials have the power to raise tuition up to 15 percent a year without legislative approval. Gov. Rick Scott kept tuition flat in his budget proposal for 2012. He has said he is generally opposed to raising the cost of college this year. The House budget includes an eight percent tuition hike for both college and university students. House votes to block prison closing The Florida House wants to block the closing of a Panhandle prison. The House budget chief on Tuesday proposed keeping open a prison in Jefferson County that residents say is the countys biggest employer. Rep. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, is also proposing to have the state spend $50,000 on a study to look at the potential impact of closing the Jefferson Correctional Institution. The House is expected to approve Grimsleys proposal on Wednesday when it takes up a proposed $69.2 billion budget. A House spokeswoman said Grimsley made the move after listening last week to a group of Jefferson County residents who pleaded with lawmakers to block the closing proposed by the administration of Gov. Rick Scott. Grimsleys proposal orders the Scott administration to reevaluate its plans to consolidate prisons. Committee scuttles Homestead plan A proposal to provide additional homestead exemption to property owners went down in defeat Tuesday with members of a House subcommittee rejecting a proposal to increase the exemption to 15 percent of the homestead propertys value up to $200,000 and thereafter 10 percent of the value less than or equal to $400,000. Members of the House Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee rejected the proposal, HB 1289, which was opposed by local governments that face a barrage of proposals this session to lower local taxes, saying their budgets are drastically threatened. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, died on a tie vote. Compromise seen in vaccine fight The House Health & Human Services Committee on Tuesday approved a compromise bill that would expand the power of pharmacists to give vaccinations. Doctors and pharmacists have long clashed about the issue. But the committee voted 16-1 to approve a revised bill (HB 509) that emerged after negotiations between doctor and pharmacy groups. The bill would allow pharmacists to administer pneumonia vaccines, similar to their current authority to give flu shots. It also would allow pharmacists to give vaccinations for shingles, though those shots would require prescriptions from physicians. The revised bill also calls for pharmacists to complete vaccination-related continuing education courses that likely would be administered by the Florida Medical Association. Sponsor Ana Rivas Logan, R-Miami, said the bill would make it more convenient for people to receive vaccinations. This is about health care, and this is about access, she told the committee. But Rep. Ronald Doc Renuart, a Ponte Vedra Beach Republican who was the only dissenting vote, raised concerns about issues such as pharmacists being able to give shots to children. This is a slippery slope toward children even bypassing their wellness visits (to doctors offices), said Renuart, an osteopathic physician. Lawmakers mull school bus cameras Drivers who fail to stop for school buses that have their stop sign out at a school bus stop could be caught on cameras placed on the bus, under a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate Transportation Committee. The measure (SB 250), sponsored by Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, was approved 9-1, with Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, the only vote against. This bill is about changing habits, said Braynon, saying it is rare that a police officer is around to catch people who dont stop for school buses and that children often dart in front of buses. Under the measure, the local jurisdiction would be responsible for using the pictures to issue tickets. S TATEC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 A9 0 0 0 A C R X 0 0 0 A F E 2 ATTENTION BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS SCORE Counselors to Americas Small Business College of Central Florida CFItraining.cf.edu 0005H33 SCORE in partnership with CCF is pleased to offer the Small Business Institute again, this Spring. Sessions are $10 each or $100 for the entire 11 weeks program. Individuals who complete the program will receive a certificate plus a coupon for $100 for future advertising in the Citrus County Chronicle. Improve Your Skills Enhance Your Marketing Beat the Competition by Attending Scores Small Business Institute Program Begins Thursday, March 8th! For more information contact Jeremy Moyes of SCORE at 352-249-1236 or to register contact CF Institute at 352-249-1210 March 8 Introduction March 22 Elements of a Business March 29 BP Part I-Executive Summary April 5 BP Part II-Business Description April 12 BP Part III-Market Analysis April 19 Business Information Forum April 26 BP Part IV-Marketing Plan May 3 BP Part V-Operations & Mgt. May 10 BP Part VI-Competition May 17 BP Part VII-Competition Development Plan May 24 Graduation EARN A COUPON FOR ADVERTISING WORTH $100! EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS! 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Building C-3, Room 201 College of Central Florida 3800 S. 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He and host Heather Yates discuss the nationally recognized School Resource Officer program, the challenges of being a Special Victims Unit detective, the many responsibilities of the sexual predator unit, as well as the important role the Internet Crimes Against Children unit plays in the agency. The Sheriffs 10-43 is broadcast on WYKE, which is channel 16 for all cable customers. It can also be viewed onFridays at 11 a.m. For those with satellite, prior Sheriffs 10-43 shows can be seen via the Sheriffs website at www.sheriffcitrus.org. State BRIEFS From wire reports

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S TOCKS T HE M ARKETINR EVIEW H OW T O R EAD T HE M ARKETINR EVIEW NYSE A MEX N ASDAQ S TOCKSOFL OCAL I NTEREST M OST A CTIVE ($1 ORMORE) NameVol(00)LastChg BkofAm23807447.85-.12 S&P500ETF1213053134.79+.34 SprintNex7070252.45-.01 iShEMkts46425843.60+.10 SPDR Fncl44544714.66-.01 G AINERS ($2 ORMORE) NameLastChg%Chg ChinaDEd3.63+.88+32.0 McClatchy2.72+.48+21.4 StdPac4.67+.62+15.3 DaqoNwEn3.21+.42+15.1 ETr2xSSD40.62+5.15+14.5 L OSERS ($2 ORMORE) NameLastChg%Chg Cambrex6.80-1.22-15.2 RTI IntlM24.13-3.15-11.5 GenCorp5.45-.55-9.2 DBCmdDS26.25-2.59-9.0 ExamWks10.79-.82-7.1 D IARYAdvanced1,722 Declined1,301 Unchanged104 Total issues3,127 New Highs157 New Lows1Volume3,657,639,691 M OST A CTIVE ($1 ORMORE) NameVol(00)LastChg CheniereEn6633812.68-.46 Nevsun g601824.40-1.94 NovaGld g555178.87-.04 NwGold g2837212.02+.01 Rentech264941.94+.10 G AINERS ($2 ORMORE) NameLastChg%Chg MastechH5.22+.65+14.2 DigitalPwr2.02+.17+9.2 Medgenic n4.40+.37+9.2 SDgo pfB23.99+1.52+6.8 TrioTch2.56+.16+6.7 L OSERS ($2 ORMORE) NameLastChg%Chg Nevsun g4.40-1.94-30.6 StreamGSv3.32-.39-10.5 BovieMed2.95-.29-9.0 InvCapHld3.62-.33-8.2 PacGE pfI22.65-1.44-6.0 D IARYAdvanced271 Declined187 Unchanged38 Total issues496 New Highs21 New Lows4Volume100,062,685 M OST A CTIVE ($1 ORMORE) NameVol(00)LastChg Cisco60946420.20+.01 SiriusXM5631782.12-.04 Microsoft37547130.35+.15 PwShs QQQ36564062.13+.13 Intel32241826.64-.08 G AINERS ($2 ORMORE) NameLastChg%Chg Lightbrdge3.35+.85+34.0 DARABio h2.03+.43+26.9 SmtHeat rs4.91+.91+22.8 Novogen rs2.80+.48+20.7 ColonyBk3.84+.62+19.3 L OSERS ($2 ORMORE) NameLastChg%Chg AstexPhm2.19-.60-21.5 BroadVisn32.60-6.85-17.4 ProDex2.35-.49-17.3 FsthdTch n22.85-3.42-13.0 Cytori wt2.14-.30-12.3 D IARYAdvanced1,194 Declined1,328 Unchanged131 Total issues2,653 New Highs91 New Lows5Volume1,746,865,922 Here are the 825 most active stocks on the New York Stock Exchange, 765 most active on the Nasdaq National Market and 116 most active on the American Stock Exchange. Tables show name, price and net change. Name: Stocks appear alphabetically by the companys full name (not abbreviation). Names consisting of initials appear at the beginning of each letters list. Last: Price stock was trading at when exchange closed for the day. Chg: Loss or gain for the day. No change indicated by ... Stock Footnotes: cld Issue has been called for redemption by company. d New 52-week low. dd Loss in last 12 mos. ec Company formerly listed on the American Exchanges Emerging Company Marketplace. h temporary exmpt from Nasdaq capital and surplus listing qualification. n Stock was a new issue in the last year. The 52-week high and low figures date only from the beginning of trading. pf Preferred stock issue. pr Preferences. pp Holder owes installments of purchase price. rt Right to buy security at a specified price. s Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. wi Trades will be settled when the stock is issued. wd When distributed. wt Warrant, allowing a purchase of a stock. u New 52-week high. un Unit, including more than one security. vj Company in bankruptcy or receivership, or being reorganized under the bankruptcy law. Appears in front of the name.Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial. 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First time in years Dow nears 13,000 NEW YORK It was just last summer that the Dow Jones industrial average shed 2,000 points in three terrifying weeks. Investors had a host of things to worry about, including the possibility of another recession. Now the Dow is within reach of the rarefied 13,000 mark a level it hasnt seen since May 2008, four months before the financial system almost came apart. A strong one-day rally caused by a deal on bailout money for Greece, perhaps, or an unexpectedly positive economic report could put it over the top. Glencore, Xstrata agree to mergerLONDON Anglo-Swiss mining group Xstrata PLC announced plans Tuesday to merge with commodities trading giant Glencore International PLC in a deal that will create the worlds fourth largest natural resources group. The combined company, to be called Glencore Xstrata with a combined market value of $90 billion, will control a chain of businesses from mining to refining, storage and shipping of basic commodities like coal, copper and corn. The new group would be the worlds largest producer of therm coal. Bernanke sticks with low-rate policy WASHINGTON Ben Bernanke on Tuesday reiterated the Federal Reserves plan to hold interest rates near record lows until at least late 2014. The Fed chairman stuck with the three-year timeline at a Senate Budget Committee hearing, even after the government last week reported a surge in January hiring that drove the unemployment rate down to a three-year low. None of the senators asked Bernanke if better job figures were reason enough to rethink holding rates low for that long. 0 0 0 A E 2 V Associated PressNEW YORK Stocks resumed their slow but steady climb Tuesday as Greece appeared close to announcing a deal with creditors to cut its debt. The Dow Jones industrial average ended at its highest level since May 2008. Stock indexes rose after a report that Greece and the investors who bought its government bonds were close to a deal to reduce what Greece owes. Greeces crushing debt has unnerved financial markets around the world for two years. Just some kind of optimism overseas is going to be positive, considering many didnt think anything was going to come to fruition, said Stephen J. Carl, head equity trader at The Williams Capital Group. A report that job openings soared to the highest level in almost three years in December also helped the U.S. market. The Dow rose 33.07 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 12,878.20. It has not closed higher since May 19, 2008, four months before the financial crisis. The Dow is roughly a 10 percent rally away from its all-time high. The average fell 17 points to start the week. On Tuesday, it was down as much as 62 points in the first halfhour of trading. McDonalds rose 1.4 percent, best among the 30 stocks in the Dow, to $100.91, close to its 52-week high. Coca-Cola rose 0.8 percent after it reported better profits than analysts were expecting. In other trading, the Standard & Poors 500 gained 2.72 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,347.05. The Nasdaq composite rose 2.09 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,904.08. The Nasdaq is about a point shy of its best close since December 2000. The jump in U.S. job openings was the latest sign that the job market is improving. The Dow climbed 156 points Friday after the government reported that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January, the lowest in almost three years. Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group in Westport, Conn., said that while investors are becoming more optimistic about the economy, there are still signs that theyre allocating money cautiously. The utilities sector was the best performer in the S&P 500, indicating that investors are hanging on to stocks they consider to be relatively safe. In the bond market, the yield on the benchmark 10year Treasury note rose to 1.98 percent from 1.90 percent late Monday. Demand for bonds waned as investors became more confident that Greece would reach a deal. A relatively weak auction of three-year Treasury notes also pushed bond prices lower. The euro rose to a twoyear high against the dollar as worries eased about Greeces and Europes debt problems. The euro rose 1.4 cents against the dollar to $1.33 in afternoon trading. Among the stocks making big moves in the U.S.: Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, jumped 2.6 percent. Its income surged 30 percent in the fourth quarter because of strong growth overseas and a turnaround in its Pizza Hut business in the U.S. Emerson Electric Co. lost 2.7 percent after the manufacturing and technology company said its quarterly profit fell 23 percent. It said costs rose and sales took a hit from flooding in Thailand. Becton, Dickinson & Co., a medical technology company, fell 3.8 percent. Its profit fell 17 percent in the latest quarter because of higher costs for raw materials and other expenses. The company also cut its 2012 earnings forecast. 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Gold r n46.53-.14 Health n132.95+.07 Insur n48.05+.28 Leisr n104.90+.31 Material n70.13-.24 MedDl n58.52+.53 MdEqSys n27.80-.02 Multmd n47.22+.05 NtGas n32.52+.33 Pharm n14.03+.02 Retail n55.30+.19 Softwr n86.62+.18 Tech n97.33+.28 Telcm n44.94+.09 Trans n54.26-.05 UtilGr n52.10+.32 Wireless n7.64+.02 Fidelity Spartan: ExtMkIn n39.75+.01 500IdxInv n47.73+.10 500Idx I 47.74+.10 IntlInxInv n32.58+.20 TotMktInv n39.08+.07 USBond I 11.81-.03 Fidelity Spart Adv: ExMktAd r n39.75+.01 500IdxAdv n47.74+.10 IntAd r n32.58+.20 TotMktAd r n39.08+.07 First Eagle: GlblA 47.96+.10 OverseasA 21.78+.06 First Investors A BlChpA p ...... GloblA p 6.58+.02 GovtA p 11.59... GroInA p 15.78+.06 IncoA p 2.54... MATFA p 12.42-.01 MITFA p 12.74-.01 NJTFA p 13.66-.01 NYTFA p 15.16-.01 OppA p 28.80+.08 PATFA p 13.65-.01 SpSitA p 25.22-.01 TxExA p 10.19-.01 TotRtA p 16.22+.02 ValueB p 7.41+.01 Forum Funds: AbsStrI r 10.96-.01 Frank/Temp Frnk A: AdjUS p 8.86... ALTFA p 11.69-.01 AZTFA p 11.27... CalInsA p 12.60-.01 CA IntA p 12.01-.02 CalTFA p 7.30... COTFA p 12.23... CTTFA p 11.36-.01 CvtScA p 15.14+.01 Dbl TF A 12.33-.01 DynTchA 31.50+.07 EqIncA p 17.66+.03 FedInt p 12.37-.02 FedTFA p 12.42... FLTFA p 11.88+.01 FoundAl p 10.57+.04 GATFA p 12.50-.01 GoldPrM A 40.73-.83 GrwthA p 48.75+.05 HYTFA p 10.56-.01 HiIncA 2.00+.01 IncomA p 2.16... InsTFA p 12.36... NYITF p 11.82-.02 LATF A p 11.88-.01 LMGvScA 10.40-.01 MDTFA p 11.89-.01 MATFA p 12.03... MITFA p 12.24... MNInsA 12.81-.01 MOTFA p 12.62... NJTFA p 12.55... NYTFA p 12.02... NCTFA p 12.79-.01 OhioI A p 12.95... ORTFA p 12.45-.01 PATFA p 10.79-.01 ReEScA p 15.94-.03 RisDvA p 36.40-.03 SMCpGrA 37.65+.08 StratInc p 10.47+.01 TtlRtnA p 10.24-.02 USGovA p 6.91... UtilsA p 13.19+.09 VATFA p 12.11... Frank/Tmp Frnk Adv: GlbBdAdv n13.21+.05 IncmeAd 2.15+.01 Frank/Temp Frnk C: IncomC t 2.18... USGvC t 6.86-.01 Frank/Temp Mtl A&B: SharesA 21.01+.03 Frank/Temp Temp A: DvMktA p 23.67... ForgnA p 6.58+.05 GlBd A p 13.24+.04 GrwthA p 18.04+.12 WorldA p 15.26+.08 Frank/Temp Tmp Adv: GrthAv 18.03+.12 Frank/Temp Tmp B&C: DevMktC 23.11... ForgnC p 6.45+.05 GlBdC p 13.27+.04 Franklin Mutual Ser: QuestA 16.94+.05 GE Elfun S&S: S&S Inc 11.77-.01 US Eqty 42.49+.14 GMO Trust III: CHIE 21.70+.04 Quality 22.95+.13 GMO Trust IV: IntlGrEq 22.42+.14 IntlIntrVl 20.29+.14 GMO Trust VI: EmgMkts r 11.80+.05 IntlCorEq 27.25+.18 Quality 22.95+.12 StrFxInc 16.42... Gabelli Funds: Asset 51.06+.05 Goldman Sachs A: MdCVA p 36.55+.12 Goldman Sachs Inst: GrOppt 24.65+.14 HiYield 7.10... HYMuni n8.80... MidCapV 36.80+.11 Harbor Funds: Bond 12.46-.03 CapApInst 40.74+.09 IntlInv t 58.69+.41 Intl r 59.22+.41 Hartford Fds A: CpAppA p 32.62-.04 DivGthA p 20.04+.05 IntOpA p 14.09+.06 Hartford Fds Y: CapAppI n32.63-.04 Hartford HLS IA : CapApp 41.79... Div&Gr 20.56+.05 Advisers 20.45+.04 TotRetBd 11.76-.02 Hennessy Funds: CorGrIIOrig ...... Hussman Funds: StrTotRet r 12.39-.04 StrGrowth 11.95-.01 ICON Fds: Energy S 19.72+.04 Hlthcare S 15.63+.03 ISI Funds: NoAm p 8.00-.02 IVA Funds: WldwideA t 16.28+.05 Wldwide I r 16.28+.05 Invesco Fds Invest: DivrsDiv p 12.47... Invesco Funds: Energy 41.82+.11 Utilities 16.69+.11 Invesco Funds A: Chart p 17.35+.03 CmstkA 16.50+.01 Const p 23.58+.02 EqIncA 8.75+.02 GrIncA p 19.66+.06 HiIncMu p 7.91... HiYld p 4.18+.01 HYMuA 9.66... IntlGrow 27.22+.18 MuniInA 13.67-.01 PA TFA 16.57-.01 US MortgA 12.99... Invesco Funds B: CapDev t 14.41+.07 MuniInB 13.65-.01 US Mortg 12.92-.01 Ivy Funds: AssetSC t 24.14-.03 AssetStA p 24.86-.03 AssetStrI r 25.07-.03 JPMorgan A Class: CoreBd A 11.92... JPMorgan C Class: CoreBd p 11.98... JP Morgan Instl: MdCpVal 25.30... JPMorgan R Cl: CoreBond 11.92... ShtDurBd 11.00... JPMorgan Select: USEquity 10.76... JPMorgan Sel Cls: CoreBd 11.91... HighYld 7.86... IntmTFBd 11.38... LgCpGr 23.39... ShtDurBd 11.00... USLCCrPls n21.59+.02 Janus T Shrs: BalancdT 26.03+.01 Contrarn T 13.50+.07 EnterprT 64.07+.01 FlxBndT 10.67-.01 GlLifeSciT r 27.37-.06 GlbSel T 11.14-.03 GlTechT r 17.85+.02 Grw&IncT 32.63+.06 Janus T 29.89+.06 OvrseasT r 38.78-.02 PrkMCVal T 21.81+.02 ResearchT 30.91+.03 ShTmBdT 3.08... Twenty T 56.97+.18 VentureT 57.68-.17 WrldW T r 44.87+.05 Jensen Funds: QualGrthJ n28.19-.04 John Hancock A: BondA p 15.73-.02 RgBkA 13.45+.01 StrInA p 6.60-.01 John Hancock B: StrIncB 6.60-.01 John Hancock Cl 1: LSAggr 12.30+.02 LSBalanc 13.00+.01 LSConsrv 13.03-.01 LSGrwth 12.88+.02 LSModer 12.85... Lazard Instl: EmgMktI 19.37+.07 Lazard Open: EmgMkO p 19.83+.07 Legg Mason A: CBAgGr p 121.81+.44 CBAppr p 14.65+.05 CBLCGr p 22.22+.04 GCIAllCOp 8.26-.01 WAHiIncA t 5.93... WAMgMu p 16.74-.01 Legg Mason B: CBLgCGr t 20.29+.03 Legg Mason C: CMSpInv p 29.58+.09 CMValTr p 40.46+.09 Longleaf Partners: Partners 29.31+.06 SmCap 26.54+.05 Loomis Sayles: LSBondI 14.59+.01 StrInc C 15.12+.02 LSBondR 14.53+.01 StrIncA 15.04+.02 Loomis Sayles Inv: InvGrBdA p 12.35... InvGrBdY 12.35-.01 Lord Abbett A: AffilA p 11.45+.01 FundlEq 13.12+.02 BdDebA p 7.92+.01 ShDurIncA p 4.59... MidCpA p 17.13+.01 Lord Abbett C: ShDurIncC t 4.62... Lord Abbett F: ShtDurInco 4.58-.01 MFS Funds A: MITA 20.24+.02 MIGA 16.67-.03 EmGA 45.15+.02 HiInA 3.46+.01 MFLA 9.65... TotRA 14.63... UtilA 17.29+.09 ValueA 23.96+.05 MFS Funds B: MIGB n15.00-.02 GvScB n10.53-.03 HiInB n3.47+.01 MuInB n8.74... TotRB n14.63... MFS Funds I: ReInT 14.98+.07 ValueI 24.06+.04 MFS Funds Instl: IntlEq n17.54+.09 MainStay Funds A: HiYldBA 5.93+.01 MainStay Funds B: ConvB t 15.32+.01 GovtB t 8.91-.01 HYldBB t 5.90+.01 IncmBldr 16.76+.03 IntlEqB 10.30+.06 MainStay Funds I: ICAPSlEq 36.66+.05 Mairs & Power: Growth n77.37-.07 Manning&Napier Fds: WldOppA 7.36+.05 Matthews Asian: AsianGIInv 16.14+.05 IndiaInv r 16.78-.16 PacTgrInv 22.03-.03 MergerFd n15.64+.01 Meridian Funds: Growth 45.64+.12 Metro West Fds: TotRetBd 10.51-.01 TotRtBdI 10.51-.01 Midas Funds: Midas Fd t 4.04... Monetta Funds: Monetta n15.38-.04 Morgan Stanley B: GlobStratB 15.51+.04 MorganStanley Inst: IntlEqI 13.29+.08 MCapGrI 36.69+.04 Muhlenk n54.68... Munder Funds A: GwthOppA 27.36-.11 Munder Funds Y: MCpCGrY n30.90+.03 Mutual Series: BeacnZ 12.51+.02 GblDiscA 28.68+.06 GlbDiscC 28.45+.05 GlbDiscZ 29.03+.06 QuestZ 17.07+.05 SharesZ 21.16+.03 Neuberger&Berm Fds: Focus 20.52+.08 Genesis 35.30+.04 GenesInst 49.57+.07 Intl r 16.18+.07 Partner 26.14-.01 Neuberger&Berm Tr: Genesis 51.44+.06 Nicholas Group: HiInc I n9.60+.01 Nich n46.91-.13 Northern Funds: BondIdx 10.93-.02 HiYFxInc 7.26+.01 SmCpIdx 9.11-.01 StkIdx 16.71+.03 Technly 16.07+.06 Nuveen Cl A: LtMBA p 11.22-.01 Nuveen Cl R: HYMunBd 15.72+.01 Nuveen Cl Y: RealEst n20.61-.03 Oak Assoc Fds: WhitOkSG 41.04+.06 Oakmark Funds I: EqtyInc r 28.57+.05 GlobalI 22.05-.02 Intl I r 18.69+.07 Oakmark 45.52+.09 Select 30.65... Old Westbury Fds: GlobOpp 7.18+.01 GlbSMdCap 14.85-.01 LgCapStrat 9.65+.03 RealRet 9.82-.08 Oppenheimer A: AMTFMu 6.75... AMTFrNY 11.86-.02 CAMuniA p 8.30-.01 CapApA p 46.59+.12 CapIncA p 8.78... ChmpIncA p 1.81... DvMktA p 32.90-.06 Disc p 59.38-.01 EquityA 9.21+.03 GlobA p 58.76+.17 GlbOppA 30.78-.01 GblStrIncA 4.21... Gold p 38.60-.09 IntBdA p 6.42... LtdTmMu 14.89... MnStFdA 34.53+.06 PAMuniA p 11.36-.02 SenFltRtA 8.21+.01 USGv p 9.64-.03 Oppenheimer B: AMTFMu 6.71... AMTFrNY 11.87-.01 CpIncB t 8.60... ChmpIncB t 1.81... EquityB 8.50+.02 GblStrIncB 4.23+.01 Oppenheimer Roch: LtdNYA p 3.37... RoMu A p 16.45-.02 RcNtMuA 7.12... Oppenheimer Y: DevMktY 32.52-.06 IntlBdY 6.42... IntGrowY 27.94+.11 PIMCO Admin PIMS: ShtTmAd p 9.77+.01 TotRtAd 11.09-.03 PIMCO Instl PIMS: AlAsetAut r 10.70-.01 AllAsset 12.19-.01 ComodRR 6.93-.01 DivInc 11.56-.01 EmgMkCur 10.54+.04 EmMkBd 11.50... FltInc r 8.55+.01 ForBdUn r 11.10... FrgnBd 10.63-.02 HiYld 9.27... InvGrCp 10.59-.03 LowDu 10.41-.02 ModDur 10.74-.03 RealRet 11.65-.09 RealRtnI 12.01-.04 ShortT 9.77+.01 TotRt 11.09-.03 TR II 10.75-.03 TRIII 9.76-.03 PIMCO Funds A: AllAstAut t 10.63-.01 ComRR p 6.79-.01 LwDurA 10.41-.02 RealRtA p 12.00-.05 TotRtA 11.09-.03 PIMCO Funds C: AllAstAut t 10.52-.01 RealRtC p 12.00-.05 TotRtC t 11.09-.03 PIMCO Funds D: TRtn p 11.09-.03 PIMCO Funds P: AstAllAuthP 10.69-.01 TotRtnP 11.09-.03 Parnassus Funds: EqtyInco n27.68+.01 Perm Port Funds: Permannt 49.36+.12 Pioneer Funds A: BondA p 9.65-.02 IntlValA 18.96+.04 PionFdA p 41.42-.02 ValueA p 11.53+.03 Pioneer Funds B: HiYldB t 10.14-.04 Pioneer Funds C: HiYldC t 10.25-.03 Pioneer Fds Y: CullenV Y 18.18+.04 Price Funds: Balance n20.15+.02 BlChip n42.41+.07 CABond n11.27-.01 CapApp n21.83+.02 DivGro n24.81+.03 EmMktB n13.20... EmEurp 18.69+.09 EmMktS n32.04-.04 EqInc n24.78+.05 EqIndex n36.34+.08 Europe n14.64+.10 GNMA n10.12-.01 Growth n35.00+.03 Gr&In n21.38+.05 HlthSci n36.87-.17 HiYield n6.71+.01 InstlCpG 17.84... IntlBond n10.04+.02 IntDis n41.38-.06 Intl G&I 12.59+.08 IntlStk n13.65+.03 Japan n7.73+.02 LatAm n45.98+.12 MDShrt n5.24... MDBond n10.92... MidCap n57.85-.01 MCapVal n23.24-.01 N Amer n34.64+.06 N Asia n15.29-.01 New Era n46.41-.09 N Horiz n34.66-.02 N Inc n9.72-.03 NYBond n11.67... OverS SF n8.01+.05 PSInc n16.62+.01 RealAsset r n11.45-.03 RealEst n20.03-.06 R2010 n15.87+.01 R2015 n12.33+.01 R2020 n17.07+.02 R2025 n12.50+.01 R2030 n17.95+.02 R2035 n12.70+.01 R2040 n18.08+.02 R2045 n12.04+.02 SciTec n29.81+.11 ShtBd n4.84... SmCpStk n34.74-.01 SmCapVal n38.10-.08 SpecGr n18.49+.03 SpecIn n12.63... TFInc n10.35-.01 TxFrH n11.27... TxFrSI n5.70... USTInt n6.24-.03 USTLg n13.28-.14 VABond n12.13-.01 Value n24.57+.03 Principal Inv: LgCGI In 9.77-.01 LT2020In 12.03+.01 LT2030In 11.90+.02 Prudential Fds A: BlendA 18.12... HiYldA p 5.52... MuHiIncA 9.90... UtilityA 11.02+.04 Prudential Fds B: GrowthB 17.58+.04 HiYldB t 5.51... Putnam Funds A: AmGvA p 9.21... AZ TE 9.39... ConvSec 19.86... DvrInA p 7.52+.02 EqInA p 16.22... EuEq 18.36... GeoBalA 12.61+.01 GlbEqty p 8.88... GrInA p 13.88+.01 GlblHlthA 41.96+.02 HiYdA p 7.59... HiYld In 5.91... IncmA p 6.84-.01 IntGrIn p 8.93... InvA p 13.60... NJTxA p 9.73-.01 MultiCpGr 53.92... PA TE 9.41... TxExA p 8.87... TFInA p 15.43... TFHYA 12.17+.01 USGvA p 13.69... GlblUtilA 10.17+.10 VoyA p 22.53-.02 Putnam Funds B: TaxFrIns 15.44-.01 DvrInB t 7.46+.03 EqInc t 16.08... EuEq 17.63... GeoBalB 12.46... GlbEq t 8.03... GlNtRs t 18.97... GrInB t 13.64+.02 GlblHlthB 33.56+.02 HiYldB t 7.58... HYAdB t 5.79... IncmB t 6.78-.01 IntGrIn t 8.87... IntlNop t 13.68+.03 InvB t 12.26... NJTxB t 9.72-.01 MultiCpGr 46.25... TxExB t 8.87... TFHYB t 12.19+.01 USGvB t 13.62... GlblUtilB 10.13+.10 VoyB t 18.99-.02 RS Funds: IntGrA 17.20+.03 LgCAlphaA 41.30+.13 Value 24.82+.03 RidgeWorth Funds: LCGrStkA p 11.10... Royce Funds: LwPrSkSv r 16.40-.01 MicroCapI 16.50-.04 PennMuI r 11.95... PremierI r 20.65-.04 TotRetI r 13.72+.02 ValSvc t 12.21+.01 Russell Funds S: StratBd 11.04-.01 Rydex Advisor: NasdaqAdv 15.37+.02 SSgA Funds: EmgMkt 20.43+.07 Schwab Funds: HlthCare 18.43+.02 1000Inv r 38.11+.07 S&P Sel 20.99+.04 SmCpSl 21.24-.03 TSM Sel r 24.45+.05 Scout Funds: Intl 31.01+.21 Selected Funds: AmShD 42.52-.01 AmShS p 42.54-.02 Sentinel Group: ComS A p 33.68+.03 Sequoia 153.98+.14 Sit Funds: LrgCpGr 45.42+.10 SoSunSCInv t n22.03-.08 St FarmAssoc: Gwth 55.00+.17 Stratton Funds: Multi-Cap 36.20+.09 RealEstate 29.32-.06 SmCap 53.73+.06 SunAmerica Funds: USGvB t 10.16-.02 TCW Funds: TotRetBdI 9.78-.01 TIAA-CREF Funds: BdIdxInst 10.82-.02 EqIdxInst 10.27+.02 Templeton Instit: ForEqS 18.59+.14 Third Avenue Fds: IntlVaInst r 15.74-.02 REValInst r 22.98... ValueInst 45.54-.08 Thornburg Fds: IntValA p 26.36+.02 IncBuildA t 18.65+.05 IncBuildC p 18.65+.05 IntValue I 26.95+.02 LtTMuI 14.62-.01 Thrivent Fds A: HiYld 4.84... Incom 8.91-.02 Tocqueville Fds: Gold t n79.37-.29 Transamerica A: AegonHYB p 9.22+.01 FlexInc p 9.01... Turner Funds: SmlCpGr n36.26-.04 Tweedy Browne: GblValue 22.84+.07 US Global Investors: AllAm 24.22+.10 ChinaReg 7.65-.04 GlbRs 10.20-.03 Gld&Mtls 13.94-.02 WldPrcMn 14.84+.02 USAA Group: AgvGt 35.43+.06 CA Bd 10.78-.01 CrnstStr 22.22+.03 GovSec 10.40... GrTxStr 14.03+.01 Grwth 15.76+.03 Gr&Inc 15.92+.03 IncStk 13.01+.03 Inco 13.18-.03 Intl 23.77+.12 NYBd 12.29-.01 PrecMM 34.09-.14 SciTech 13.63+.03 ShtTBnd 9.18-.01 SmCpStk 14.81... TxEIt 13.55-.01 TxELT 13.55-.01 TxESh 10.83... VA Bd 11.47... WldGr 19.33+.04 VALIC : MdCpIdx 20.66+.04 StkIdx 25.03+.06 Value Line Fd: LrgCo n18.82+.02 Vanguard Admiral: BalAdml n22.89... CAITAdm n11.60-.01 CALTAdm n11.73... CpOpAdl n74.65-.08 EMAdmr r n36.28+.04 Energy n121.63+.36 EqInAdm n n47.85+.16 EuroAdml n56.87+.42 ExplAdml n74.30... ExtdAdm n44.09... 500Adml n124.23+.26 GNMA Ad n11.08-.01 GrwAdm n34.70+.06 HlthCr n56.31+.16 HiYldCp n5.85+.01 InfProAd n28.12-.10 ITBdAdml n11.85-.05 ITsryAdml n11.70-.04 IntGrAdm n58.21+.12 ITAdml n14.26-.01 ITGrAdm n10.15-.03 LtdTrAd n11.20... LTGrAdml n10.34-.07 LT Adml n11.57... MCpAdml n98.38+.15 MorgAdm n60.03+.13 MuHYAdm n10.96... NYLTAd n11.60... PrmCap r n69.45+.07 PALTAdm n11.58-.01 ReitAdm r n89.30-.12 STsyAdml n10.80-.01 STBdAdml n10.65-.01 ShtTrAd n15.95... STFdAd n10.88-.01 STIGrAd n10.74... SmCAdm n37.23-.02 TxMCap r n67.36+.13 TtlBAdml n11.02-.03 TStkAdm n33.87+.06 ValAdml n21.79+.05 WellslAdm n56.82-.05 WelltnAdm n56.80+.04 Windsor n47.27+.06 WdsrIIAd n48.89+.11 Vanguard Fds: AssetA n25.12-.03 CALT n11.73... CapOpp n32.33-.03 Convrt n12.85-.01 DivdGro n16.13+.07 Energy n64.79+.19 EqInc n22.83+.08 Explr n79.86... FLLT n12.01-.01 GNMA n11.08-.01 GlobEq n17.57+.06 GroInc n28.32+.08 GrthEq n11.79+.03 HYCorp n5.85+.01 HlthCre n133.46+.37 InflaPro n14.31-.06 IntlExplr n14.43+.03 IntlGr n18.30+.04 IntlVal n29.51+.17 ITIGrade n10.15-.03 ITTsry n11.70-.04 LifeCon n16.84-.01 LifeGro n22.63+.03 LifeInc n14.44-.02 LifeMod n20.22+.01 LTIGrade n10.34-.07 LTTsry n12.91-.13 Morg n19.36+.04 MuHY n10.96... MuInt n14.26-.01 MuLtd n11.20... MuLong n11.57... MuShrt n15.95... NJLT n12.17-.02 NYLT n11.60... OHLTTE n12.50-.01 PALT n11.58-.01 PrecMtls r n22.19-.33 PrmcpCor n14.45... Prmcp r n66.94+.06 SelValu r n19.94+.11 STAR n19.93+.01 STIGrade n10.74... STFed n10.88-.01 STTsry n10.80-.01 StratEq n20.48+.04 TgtRe2005 n12.34-.04 TgtRetInc n11.89-.02 TgRe2010 n23.42-.01 TgtRe2015 n12.95+.01 TgRe2020 n22.98+.02 TgtRe2025 n13.08+.02 TgRe2030 n22.43+.03 TgtRe2035 n13.49+.02 TgtRe2040 n22.16+.04 TgtRe2050 n22.07+.05 TgtRe2045 n13.92+.03 USGro n20.04+.04 USValue n10.91+.03 Wellsly n23.45-.02 Welltn n32.89+.03 Wndsr n14.01+.02 WndsII n27.54+.06 Vanguard Idx Fds: DvMkInPl r n96.26+.61 MidCpIstPl n107.17+.16 TotIntAdm r n24.22+.10 TotIntlInst r n96.85+.38 TotIntlIP r n96.86+.38 TotIntSig r n29.05+.11 500 n124.21+.25 Balanced n22.88... EMkt n27.62+.03 Europe n24.42+.18 Extend n44.08+.01 Growth n34.70+.06 LgCapIx n24.96+.05 LTBnd n13.74-.11 MidCap n21.68+.03 Pacific n9.86+.05 REIT r n20.93-.02 SmCap n37.21-.02 SmlCpGth n24.03-.04 STBnd n10.65-.01 TotBnd n11.02-.03 TotlIntl n14.48+.06 TotStk n33.86+.06 Value n21.79+.05 Vanguard Instl Fds: BalInst n22.89... DevMkInst n9.24+.06 ExtIn n44.08... FTAllWldI r n86.26+.37 GrwthIst n34.70+.06 InfProInst n11.45-.05 InstIdx n123.42+.25 InsPl n123.43+.26 InstTStIdx n30.65+.05 InsTStPlus n30.65+.05 MidCpIst n21.73+.03 REITInst r n13.82-.02 SCInst n37.23-.02 TBIst n11.02-.03 TSInst n33.87+.05 ValueIst n21.79+.05 Vanguard Signal: 500Sgl n102.61+.21 GroSig n32.13+.05 ITBdSig n11.85-.05 MidCpIdx n31.05+.05 STBdIdx n10.65-.01 SmCpSig n33.54-.02 TotBdSgl n11.02-.03 TotStkSgl n32.69+.06 Virtus Funds: EmMktI 9.43+.04 Virtus Funds A: MulSStA p 4.83... Waddell & Reed Adv: AssetS p 9.43... CoreInvA 6.11+.01 DivOppA p 14.88-.01 DivOppC t 14.72-.01 Wasatch: SmCpGr 41.82-.01 Wells Fargo Adv A: AstAllA p 12.35... Wells Fargo Adv C: AstAllC t 11.92... Wells Fargo Adv : CmStkInv 20.90+.09 OpptyInv 40.04+.14 Wells Fargo Ad Ins: UlStMuInc 4.82... Wells Fargo Admin: Growth 39.72+.10 Wells Fargo Instl: UltSTMuA 4.82... Western Asset: CorePlus I 11.25-.02 William Blair N: GrowthN 12.01+.04 Yacktman Funds: Fund p n18.41... Focused n19.63... H OW T O R EAD T HE M UTUALF UND T ABLES Here are the 1,000 biggest mutual funds listed on Nasdaq. Tables show the fund name, sell price or Net Asset Value (NAV) and daily net change. Name: Name of mutual fund and family. NAV: Net asset value. Chg: Net change in price of NAV. Data based on NAVs reported to Lipper by 6 p.m. Eastern. 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O PINION Page A12 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 Paper saves the day! Once again, our local newspaper has helped ensure success of a worthwhile fundraiser in our community The Cattle Barons Ball. Two weeks ago, ticket sales were just 72 percent of projection. We called our friend, Gerry Mulligan, who immediately ramped up awareness by providing an excellent editorial, publishing photos and really promoting our plight to assist the American Cancer Society. We have now reached 93 percent of our ticket sales goal. For those who wish to purchase tickets for this gala event to be on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Citrus Springs Community Center, please phone the American Cancer Society office at 1-800940-1969, ext. 5607. Thank you again to Gerry and the Chronicle staff for your generosity for all the worthwhile causes in our county. Diane Brashear and Steve Latiff, co-chairs The Cattle Barons Ball Leave EDC alone The recent flap at the Economic Development Council is just a continuation of their history of power struggles and politics. Sadly, City Manager Andy Houston has found himself thrust into the middle of a conflict I am sure he did not want. Having sat in his chair I am confident he was not the one to initiate the idea of changing the EDC bylaws; he was only the messenger. Mr. McClellans decision to resign is a personal decision. I can fully understand his feelings since I did the same when the Crystal River Council changed after an election and I chose to remove myself from what I felt was an impending impossible situation. That being said, I found todays article regarding the problems at the EDC as presented at the commission meeting very interesting. Commissioner Dennis Damatos comments were very enlightening. He admits that the commission intentionally set up the EDC utilizing the city managers to avoid politics. Interestingly, by allowing an elected county commission to represent the county, they actually added to the politics by treating the three incorporated bodies differently. From where I stand, the action was not to prevent politics but to place the cities in a subservient position. The subject was brought up by a citizen who often is supportive of the commissions actions and one can only wonder why. I would hope that at some point all elected and those hoping to be elected would stay out of the EDC and allow it to do what it was formed to do, and that is to create jobs. Roger B. Krieger Beverly Hills M itt Romney has based nearly his entire presidential campaign on his experience as a businessman. I spent my career in the private sector, Romney told Fox News in late November. I think thats what the country needs right now. Romney has said roughly the same thing hundreds of times since. Indeed, there are campaign appearances in which he dwells on his experience as a private equity consultant and does not even mention that he was once governor of Massachusetts. Romney and his campaign aides have made the calculation that an I-know-how-tocreate-jobs appeal will work in todays difficult economy. But his strategy raises a question: How often have American voters chosen a businessman as president? They didnt when they elected Barack Obama, who had zero experience in business. They didnt when they elected George W. Bush, a failed oilman whose family connections helped win him a stake in a professional baseball team, which provided him the fortune he needed to enter politics and run for president on the strength of his record as governor of Texas. They didnt when they elected Bill Clinton, who almost never held a nongovernment job. They didnt when they elected George H.W. Bush, whose extensive experience in government service was the basis for his appeal. They didnt when they elected Ronald Reagan, whose career as an actor was the backdrop to a life spent building the conservative movement and serving two terms as governor of California. Jimmy Carter used his business as a peanut farmer as part of his campaign pitch, but he also stressed a broad range of experience including a term as governor of Georgia and, above all, his integrity in a post-Watergate campaign. No one elected Gerald Ford president, but if they had, it would not have been on the basis of a career in business. The voters didnt elect a businessman when they chose Richard Nixon. They didnt when they elected Lyndon Johnson. They didnt when they elected John F. Kennedy. They didnt when they elected Dwight Eisenhower. They didnt when they elected Harry Truman. They didnt when they elected Franklin D. Roosevelt. The last president elected as a businessman was Herbert Hoover in 1928, and even he relied on a campaign biography that included a Cabinet post and a high-profile stint as relief organizer. Hoovers appeal, before his reputation became tarnished by the Depression, was as a problem solver and a solid businessman, says Princeton University historian Fred Greenstein. Someone who was not erratic to the point of being dull. Certainly businessmen have tried to win the presidency. Ross Perot ran on his business experience and won 19 percent of the popular vote in 1992. Wall Streeter Wendell Willkie made a strong run against Roosevelt in 1940. But its safe to say that running as a businessman has not been a sure-fire route to the White House. Business skill and political skill are qualitatively different, says Steven Hayward, author of the two-volume biography The Age of Reagan. They do not transfer well into the other domain. On the stump, Romney has stressed his business past more than his governing experience, in part because many in the Republican base dont like what he did in Massachusetts. They dont like Romneycare, they dont like the strongly pro-choice platform he ran on for governor in 2002, and they dont like his handling of issues involving gay marriage, global warming and guns. If Romney makes it through the Republican nomination process, he will likely be able to talk about his Massachusetts experience a bit more in a general election campaign. But even if that happens, he has already established himself as the businessman candidate. Rival Newt Gingrich has argued that his own government experience is more valuable than Romneys time in business. With all due respect to Gov. Romney, there is an enormous difference in our understanding of both how to move the nation and how to actually get things done in Washington, Gingrich told a Florida crowd in late January. We need someone who knows enough about Washington to know how to change Washington. Gingrich has struggled in the campaign, but of all the things voters might hold against him, having spent a career in government doesnt seem to be one of them. Still, given todays economic worries, plus anti-Washington sentiment in the electorate, Romney is hoping this might be the moment for a businessman candidate. That hasnt happened in a long, long time. Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. There are some jobs in which it is impossible for a man to be virtuous. Aristotle, 384-322 B.C. Romneys businessman curse? 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 LOVE YOUR LIBRARY Support events that support library system O ur libraries are multipurpose facilities already, but Friday, Feb. 17, will be special. That evening, from 7 to 9 p.m., Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills transforms for a festive, after-hours Love Your Library event featuring live music, wine, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $20, available at any of the Citrus County Library System sites. Last years event, the first, drew more than 300 guests and raised about $3,700 for the library systems capital projects fund. This years Love Your Library event proceeds also are intended for long-term library system needs and special projects that cannot be provided for through general funding sources. Were fortunate to have strong community support, including the Library Advisory Board, whose members spearhead the Love Your Library events. There is, in addition, the extremely active Friends of the Citrus County Library System, whose very popular book sales generate monies for short-term needs including book purchases, and enhance current programs and services. The countys library system has felt the local government belt-tightening, losing doubledigit positions early in the budget-cutting process and most recently experiencing two rounds of shortened hours. That highlights the importance of dedicated Friends groups, which have donated some $700,000 over the past 10 years, and volunteers on-site at libraries to allow the system to operate effectively with fewer employees. Our libraries are busy places, averaging some 2,000 visits a day system-wide. More than 96,000 registered library patrons borrow almost 2,500 items every day. The library isnt just a spot to get books, either. There are also DVDs, CDs, reference services, access to 81 online reference databases, local, state and federal information resources, adult and youth programs, plus community meetings and presentations. The library system also leads Citrus Countys very successful Adult Literacy Education program, using 90 volunteer tutors. There are public access computers (with e-book services coming soon), and wireless zones where you can use your own equipment, in addition to computer skills classes from the getting started level to advanced, specialty functions. A special program features teens doing individual tech tutoring. Our libraries put the entire world in our back yard and we need to support them to keep it that way. For the price, the Love Your Library event gives a great return on investment. Get your ticket soon. And if you cant attend, give your ticket to a friend who would like to get better acquainted with the Citrus County Library System. THE ISSUE: Citrus County Library Foundations second Love Your Libary event.OUR OPINION: Great way to support and retain local library facilities and services. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Bad parentingHave you ever noticed a child who is a complete stranger to you say, Hello, multiple times in a supermarket? This parent continues to shop and does not react to the child or you. Obviously, this child doesnt get enough attention from the parent. The child is like the untrained dog, at the mercy of strangers.Choosing temps I just wondered at what temperature in the house most people turn on the heat during the colder weather. Do you put a robe on until the sun warms the house up or do you dress light and turn the heat on? What about in the summer? What temperature does the house have to be to turn on the air conditioning? 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 Byron York OTHER VOICES C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Friends of the Citrus County Library System Spring Book Sale Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness March 9. Friday, March 9, from 5 8 p.m. (opening night sale; $5 donation entry). Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (half-price day). Tuesday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($3 per bag). Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17. Tickets $20 per person, available at the libraries. More information: http://www.citruslibraries.org/ loveFRIENDS OF THE CITRUS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM SPRING BOOK SALE LOVE YOUR LIBRARY EVENT

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Name one Can you name one Republican whos done something good for our country except for himself and his party? The heck with the regular people, and that is their terms.Thank you Id like to send a thankyou to the people who helped me out on Sunday at the Manatee Festival. I had a bad fall and several people just came right up and started helping my daughters to help take care of me. And Id like to thank the sheriffs deputy (who) was there, the paramedics who were there (who) were supposed to be taking care of the festival itself but they came to my aid, and the young girl who brought ice for my head. I truly thank them all for their help. Great jobCongratulations to our school district, (which) once again came out on top across the state. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed and all of us Citrus Countians appreciate your efforts. Thanks, and great job.Criminals rights Im calling the Chronicle in reference to your article on GPS devices. I mean how much more rights are you going to give these criminals? Here they put a GPS device on a suspect and they found him after four weeks, they found the house he was in, they found money and drugs, he got life in prison and now he got released and everything got overturned because they didnt have a warrant to put a GPS device on his vehicle, saying that its a violation of his constitutional rights. Lets amend the Constitution and stop giving these criminals rights. Take all their rights away. This is ridiculous.Campaigning Ive just finished listening to what I consider to be our presidents first reelection campaign speech under the smokescreen of his requirement to make the State of the Union Address to Congress and the American people.Promises, promises(Recently) we heard the State of Illusion, which was supposed to be the State of the Union, by Mr. Obama. He promised a whole lot of things and a whole lot of changes like he did when he came into office. He just worked a year and a half on this health program that nobody wanted while the country suffered, doing nothing about the real problems that we had on hand. I hope people dont believe his rhetoric again. We need a change (in) America to bring us back from the socialistic policies that hes trying to put in place and have government run every part of our lives.Speed changes What in the world is the sheriffs department doing to us people who live here on Turner Camp Road, especially down at the end of Turner Camp Road, with these speed signs that theyre changing constantly to 30, 35, 45? I mean weve lived out here for years and we know how to travel this road. Its just keeping you constantly shifting your car up and down up and down, up and down. And besides that, it takes forever to get out here at 30 mph. You know, I dont know if its supposed to be a big speed trap or what, but you know youre punishing us.Pretty pictureThat was a beautiful picture on the front page of the paper today of the cat that was taken in the Florida park, but what kind of a cat was it?Editors note:The animal in the photograph on Page A3 of the Jan. 25 edition of the Chronicle is a bobcat. Disappointing I was wondering how many of your readers were thoroughly disappointed in the (Republican) debate from Tampa ... NBC with their rules of no comments, no applause, no nothing they kept it under complete control. The liberal Democrats must have been happy. I think this is right out of Obamas playbook. I dont know. Its very sad whats going on in this country.O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 A13 Sound OFF 0 0 0 A C R L 000AG2R Blackshears II Aluminum 795-9722 Free Estimates www.blackshears.com Licensed & Insured RR 0042388 Years As Your Hometown Dealer RESCREEN SEAMLESS GUTTERS GARAGE SCREENS NEW SCREEN ROOM GLASS ROOM CONVERSIONS 000AI1D HWY. 44 CRYSTAL RIVER 2011 2011 2011 2011 000AESW 0 0 0 A H U R

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Big splash Associated Press An LCAC loaded with artillery and trucks approaches the well deck during operations Saturday aboard the Amphibious Assault Ship USS Wasp in support of Operation Bold Alligator off the coast of Jacksonville, N.C. Marines practice amphibious war ABOARD THE USS WASP A small group of Marines trudged onto the beach sands in pitch-black night with an armada of U.S. Navy warships sailing just off the shore. Military officials say the operation being conducted in Virginia and North Carolina is the largest amphibious training exercise theyve attempted in at least a decade. Marines have been fighting wars in landlocked countries like Iraq and Afghanistan for years, and many have never even set foot on a Navy ship. Thats of particular concern as the military shifts its strategic focus toward the coastal regions of the Middle East, such as Iran, and the Pacific, where North Korea and China are drawing increasing attention from the U.S. Sooner or later, the nation is going to require a sizeable force to go somewhere where folks dont want us to go. So, no, the image is not Iwo Jima, Tarawa and so forth, but nevertheless, when we go to shore someplace where were not wanted ashore, we have to be ready to defend force to accomplish the mission and then to sustain the force once its ashore, said Brig. Gen. Christopher Owens, deputy commanding general of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force. On ice Associated Press People skate Tuesday on the frozen Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Volunteers poured onto frozen rivers and lakes in the northern Netherlands to shovel away snow that is one of the major hurdles in the way of a grueling speedskating race called Elfstedentocht, or 11 Cities Tour, being held for the first time in 15 years. Greek debt talks drag on ATHENS, Greece Greeces private creditors signaled progress late Tuesday in a bond-swap deal but crucial debt negotiations over another round of austerity measures dragged into another day. The talks came after more than 20,000 protesters marched through central Athens as unions called a general strike against the new job cuts and tax hikes. The strike halted trains and ferries, closed down schools and banks and put state hospitals on short staffing. Greek Premier Lucas Papademos delayed a meeting with his coalition parties untll Wednesday, staying in talks until late in the night with top bank negotiators as well as with debt inspectors from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. From wire reports Nation BRIEF World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A14 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Russia pushes Syrian reforms Associated PressBEIRUT Days after blocking a U.S.-backed peace plan at the U.N., senior Russian officials pushed for reforms Tuesday during an emergency meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad, promoting a settlement to end the uprising without removing him from power. Thousands of flag-waving government supporters cheered the Russians in the Syrian capital of Damascus, while to the north, Assads forces pounded the opposition city of Homs. The violence has led to the most severe international isolation in more than four decades of Assad family rule, with country after country calling home their envoys. France, Italy, Spain and Belgium pulled their ambassadors from Damascus, as did six Gulf nations, including Saudi Arabia. Germany, whose envoy left the country this month, said he would not be replaced. The moves came a day after the U.S. closed its embassy in Syria and Britain recalled its ambassador. Turkey, once a strong Assad supporter and now one of his most vocal critics, added its voice to the international condemnation, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying his country cannot remain silent about massacres in Syria. He said Turkey would launch a new initiative with countries that stand by the Syrian people instead of the regime. Over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for friends of democratic Syria to unite and rally against Assads regime. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov flew into Damascus on Tuesday, accompanied by his foreign security chief, to try to boost a plan that would keep Assad in power, even though many prominent members of the opposition reject that entirely. Its clear that efforts to stop the violence should be accompanied by the beginning of dialogue among the political forces, Lavrov said, according to the Russian news agency ITARTass. Today we received confirmation of the readiness of the president of Syria for this work. Associated Press Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks Tuesday to reporters after his meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. Thousands of Syrians waving Russian flags cheered Russias foreign minister as he arrived in Damascus for talks with embattled President Bashar Assad on the countrys escalating violence, as activists reported a fourth day of shelling in Homs and worsening humanitarian conditions. 50 years, no cigar Associated Press Commuters ride past a billboard Tuesday that reads, in Spanish: percent of Cubans have been born under the Embargo, in Havana, Cuba. The United States economic embargo on Communist-run Cuba turned 50 on Tuesday. Associated PressHAVANA When it started, American teenagers were doing The Twist. The United States had yet to put a man into orbit around the Earth. And a first-class U.S. postage stamp cost 4 cents. The world is much changed since the early days of 1962, but one thing has remained constant: The U.S. economic embargo on communistrun Cuba, a near-total trade ban that turned 50 on Tuesday. Supporters say it is a justified measure against a repressive government that has never stopped being a thorn in Washingtons side. Critics call it a failed policy that has hurt ordinary Cubans instead of the government. All acknowledge that it has not accomplished its core mission of toppling Fidel and Raul Castro. All this time has gone by, and yet we keep it in place, said Wayne Smith, who was a young U.S. diplomat in Havana in 1961 when relations were severed and who returned as the chief American diplomat after they were partially re-established under President Jimmy Carter. We talk to the Russians, we talk to the Chinese, we have normal relations even with Vietnam. We trade with all of them, Smith said. So why not with Cuba? In the White House, the first sign of the looming embargo came when President John F. Kennedy told his press secretary to go buy him as many H. Upmann Cuban cigars as he could find. The aide came back with 1,200 stogies. Kennedy announced the embargo on Feb. 3, 1962, citing the subversive offensive of Sino-Soviet communism with which the government of Cuba is publicly aligned. It went into effect four days later at the height of the Cold War, a year removed from the failed CIAbacked Bay of Pigs invasion meant to oust communism from Cuba and eight months before Soviet attempts to put nuclear missiles on the island brought the two superpowers to the brink of war. Washington already had some limited sanctions in place, but Kennedys decision was the beginning of a comprehensive ban on U.S. trade with the island that has remained more or less intact ever since. Little was planned to mark Tuesdays anniversary, but CubanAmerican members of Congress issued a joint statement vowing to keep the heat on Cuba. Supporters of the policy acknowledge that many U.S. strategic concerns from the 1960s have been consigned to the dustbin of history, such as halting the spread of Soviet influence and keeping Fidel Castro from exporting revolution throughout Latin America. But they say other justifications remain, such as the confiscation of U.S. property in Cuba and the need to press for greater political and personal freedoms on the island. We have a hemispheric commitment to freedom and democracy and respect for human rights, said Jose Cardenas, a former National Security Council staffer on Cuba under President George W. Bush. I still think that those are worthy aspirations. Cold War-era trade ban against neighbor Cuba continues Dad who killed self, sons left voicemail Associated PressGRAHAM, Wash. Before setting his house ablaze and killing himself and his two young sons, Josh Powell left a voicemail for family members saying he couldnt live without the boys and didnt want to go on anymore. ABC News obtained what it says was a voicemail Powell left for his family members. In the recording played Tuesday on Good Morning America, Powell also said he was calling to say goodbye and apologize. Im sorry to everyone Ive hurt, he is heard saying. Goodbye. Powell, the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, died along with his children Sunday in Washington. An autopsy showed the children also suffered hatchet wounds to their necks. He was a person of interest in his wifes 2009 disappearance. As authorities work to determine exactly why Powell committed the murders at the Washington residence, investigators said theyre no closer to answering the question theyve had for two years. We still havent identified or found where Susan Powell is, said West Valley, Utah, Police Chief Buzz Nielsen, who is in charge of the investigation into the young mothers disappearance. The father of the 5and 7year-old boys painted himself as a tortured man, ridiculed without reason in the disappearance of his wife, steadfastly insisting he was innocent until the end. Yet the investigation and autopsy reports released late Monday show the acts of a violent man who meticulously planned the double murder-suicide of himself and his two young sons, culminating Sunday in Powell setting his house ablaze and taking a hatchet to his childrens necks. For now, even with the longtime person of interest in the probe dead, police say the case remains open, though some mysteries may never be solved. Associated Press Don Easton collects evidence Tuesday in the charred rubble of the home where Josh Powell and his two sons were killed in Graham, Wash. Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared Californias same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional but agreed to give sponsors of the bitterly contested, voterapproved law time to appeal the ruling before ordering the state to resume allowing gay couples to wed. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a lower court judge correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court precedents when he declared in 2010 that Proposition 8 a response to an earlier state court decision that legalized gay marriage was a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians. Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples, states the opinion written by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, one of the courts most liberal judges. However, the appeals panel took pains to note that its decision applies only to California, even though the court has jurisdiction in nine western states. California is the only one of those states where the ability for gays to marry was granted then rescinded, the court noted in its narrowly crafted opinion. Whether under the Constitution same-sex couples may ever be denied the right to marry, a right that has long been enjoyed by opposite-sex couples, is an important and highly controversial question, the court said. We need not and do not answer the broader question in this case. The ruling will not take effect until the deadline passes for Proposition 8s backers to appeal to a larger panel of the 9th Circuit. Lawyers for the coalition of conservative religious groups that sponsored the measure said they have not decided if they will seek a 9th Circuit rehearing or file an appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. One legal analyst said the U.S. Supreme Court might not agree to take up the case on appeal because the appeals court focused its decision exclusively on Californias ban. Court rules Calif. gay marriage ban unlawful

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DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Central High Schools Rachelle McClean fielded a pop-up for an out, but was unable to tag Crystal Rivers Marissa Pool at first base during the play in the second inning. The Lady Pirates beat the Bears on Tuesday at Crystal River High School. S TEVE M C G UNNIGLE CorrespondentBROOKSVILLE Despite a valiant effort, growing pains proved key in the Crystal River boys basketball teams loss to Tavares on Tuesday night, and thus the cause for the end to its season. The sixth-seeded Pirates forced the No. 3-seeded Bulldogs to overtime, but were outlasted for a 5955 loss in the District 5A-7 tournament quarterfinals at Nature Coast Technical School. Ty Reynolds paved the way with 28 points in the defeat, along with five assists and four rebounds, guiding the Pirate offense through surges and fighting back fromrepeateddeficits. Crystal River (7-16 overall) came out of the gate quickly, opening an early 9-1 lead. But Tavares (11-12) went on a decisive 12-0 run that carried over into the second quarter, where the Bulldogs would lead by as many as nine. Darian Anthony and Coy Patterson each scored 21 points for Tavares, netting seven and six points, respectively, in the second quarter. But Reynolds connected on a three from the wing with 30 seconds remaining, cutting it to 29-23, before Sam Franklin blocked an Anthony layup to end the half. Franklin, a freshman, was a dominant force for the Pirates, scoring 13 points while pulling down 20 rebounds and blocking six shots. Crystal River sophomore Damien Westfall chipped in with six points and six boards. Its no secret, that those two guys are our future, basically, Crystal River head coach Steve Feldman said of the Reynolds/Franklin tandem. Youve got a sophomore point guard that was all-county last year, and a kid whos just scratching the surface of his ability in Franklin. After Crystal River played a solid third quarter to tie Tavares Bulldogs beat Pirates by four in OT Turnovers, inexperience take toll on Crystal River as Tavares wins 59-55 S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Hitting the Links/ B2 Golf, Tennis/B3 Scoreboard/B4 Sports briefs/ B4 NFL, TV, lottery/ B4 Basketball, NHL/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Learn to improve your game by wielding the wedge properly./ B2 SPORTS BRIEFS Ricky Williams retiring from NFLOWINGS MILLS, Md. Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams says hes retiring from football. The 34-yearold Williams still has a year left on his contract with Baltimore, but told the team Tuesday he does not intend to play next year. After winning the Heisman Trophy with Texas, Williams broke into the NFL in 1999 with the New Orleans Saints. He had five 1,000-yard rushing seasons during 11 years. This season, his first in Baltimore, he ran for 444 yards and scored two touchdowns as a backup to Ray Rice. Williams led the NFL in 2002 with 1,853 yards rushing with the Miami Dolphins and made the Pro Bowl that season. He retired previously before the 2004 season when facing a four-game suspension for violating the leagues drug policy. He returned in 2005. Contador may appeal doping ban MADRID Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador says he may appeal the twoyear doping ban handed down by sports highest court. Contador says he is innocent and has no plans to retire despite hinting previously he might quit if banned. He spoke a day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport stripped him of the 2010 Tour de France title. CAS rejected his claim that his positive drug test for clenbuterol was caused by eating contaminated meat. Contador says his lawyers are examining whether to appeal. WADA seeking Armstrong infoLAUSANNE, Switzerland The World Anti-Doping Agency urged U.S. federal authorities to quickly hand over evidence collected in their lengthy probe into seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and doping in American cycling. WADA President John Fahey said federal agencies in the United States gathered significant evidence in the criminal investigation that was abruptly closed last week with no charges filed. Fahey said Tuesday it would be very, very helpful if information was handed over to the U.S Anti-Doping Agency, which said it will continue its own probe into doping in cycling. Federal prosecutors dropped their investigation of Armstrong last Friday. From wire reports Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. Freshman Michael KiddGilchrist had 13 points and 13 rebounds and top-ranked Kentucky easily passed its toughest Southeastern Conference test to date with a 7858 victory over No. 8 Florida on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (24-1, 10-0) have won 49 straight at home and matched their best start in league play since 2005 thanks to three freshmen starters who have jelled into a formidable defense to go along with their high-powered offense Doron Lamb scored 18 points and freshman Anthony Davis added 16 for Kentucky, which won its 16th straight overall and ended Floridas run of seven consecutive wins. Kenny Boynton led the Gators (19-5, 7-2) with 18 points, but the team with the nations most 3-pointers this season went 6 of 27 from behind the arc and shot 34.9 percent overall from the field. One of the last remaining questions for a team that continues to believe it can play for a national championship in under two months had been the quality of opponents the Wildcats had faced after not meeting a ranked team in over a month. Kentucky answered it emphatically. Freshman point guard Marquis Teague finished with 12 points and 10 assists as the Wildcats attacked on both ends. Wildcats tear apart Gators No. 1 Kentucky clobber Florida 78-58 at home J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER No firstgame jitters were readily apparent Tuesday in the regular-season opener between the Pirates and Bears softball teams. Instead you would see a team that looked strong defensively and even more impressive at bat. Outhitting Central High School 14-4, Crystal River would take the game with an 11-1 mercy-rule decision in the bottom of the sixth inning. Were stacked with hitters, Crystal River head coach Dennis Jenkins said. Usually (when its) early in the season, it takes your hitters a little while to get going, which tonight (it didnt). We hit when we had to and bunted when we had to. The hits came early for the Pirates. Crystal River shortstop Meagan Unverdorben turned a single into a double with her speedy base running. Cheyenne Phelps followed with a bunt good enough to put her on first and Unverdorben on third. Marissa Pools well-placed single batted in the two runs, taking the lead 2-0. Unverdorben was the standout hitter in a game decorated with Crystal River hitters, going 4-for4 with two doubles and a triple. Emily Laga also went 2-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs. In the second inning, Crystal River added another run to its lead after Unverdorbens triple brought in Tabby Augsburger. The Pirates made it 4-0 in the third following Lagas first triple of the game. Pool scored on Lagas hit. Pirates pitcher Rachel Roe turned in a solid performance on the mound with eight strikeouts. She struggled briefly in the fourth inning, walking two straight batters and allowing Central to bat in its first and only run of the game. But Roe didnt struggle for long though. Regaining control, she retired the next two batters and caught the third out on a pop-up. Roe had no trouble in the final two innings, facing eight batters and allowing only two more hits. (Roe) misses a few pitches, she gets behind on a few batters, walks a couple (of) kids (but) never lets it bother her, Jenkins said about his pitcher. Thats Showing no mercy Crystal River wins with mercy rule against Central Ricky Williams Alberto Contador L ARRYB UGG CorrespondentINVERNESS Kelly Abramowich wore a sheepish grin Tuesday night following her performance from the pitchers circle. The Citrus High School sophomore right-hander threw a fourinning no-hitter with nine strikeouts. Kayla Quesenbery relieved her in the fifth, adding a pair of strikeouts to preserve the no-hitter. Fellow Hurricanes did their part, hammering Wesley Chapel 14-0 in a five-inning mercy-rule game at Vicki Overman Field. It feels really good, Abramowich said after the regular-season opener for Citrus. I feel good. The fastball worked and I was hitting my spots. This was my first varsity game. I didnt know (about the no-hitter) until coach told me. Im really happy. Citrus pitcher earns no-hitter in opener See CITRUS / Page B4 Florida's Bradley Beal shoots under pressure from Kentuckys Michael KiddGilchrist during the second half of Tuesdays game in Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats won 78-58. Associated Press See GATORS / Page B4 See CR / Page B4 See PIRATES / Page B4

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O UTDOORS Y OUTH S PORTS A DULTL EAGUE S PORTS C ITRUS C OUNTY S PEEDWAY Page B2 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 C OMING T OMORROW C OMING T UESDAYC OMING F RIDAY C OMING S ATURDAY C ITRUS C OUNTY S R ECREATIONALG UIDETOG OLF Local LEADERS BRENTWOOD MEN Feb. 1 Wednesday Afternoon Point Quota Group results. First+11 Kevin Grace/Kenny Townsend Second+10 Sue Bauerle/Brian Ingraham Most Over Quota+8 Malcolm Hollop Closest to the Pin: No. 2Malcolm Hollop No. 4Possum Lindsey 50/50 WinnerKevin Grace Feb. 4 Saturday Morning Handicap Scramble results. First Robert Haden/Morris Frank/ Jesse Lewis/Jennie Diaz Second Dennis Ronk/Frank Hughes/ Jerry Krause/Dick Emberly Third C.W. Goschen/Steve Arena/ Clair Lockwood/Joe Leary Closest to the Pin: No. 2Jerry Krause No. 4Gene Pokaluk Feb. 5 Sunday Morning Scramble results. First6 under Don Gittings/Diane Wagner/ Mike Wagner/Frank Buonomo Second4 under (MOC) Anita McCabe/Chuck Curtis/ Bob Staker/Rolf Kettenberg Third4 under Wayne Brooks/Bill Owens/ Dave Mc Laughlin/Ann McLaughlin Closest to the Pin: No. 2 (Ladies)Sue Bauerle No. 4 (Ladies)Sue Bauerle No.2 (Mens)Kevin Grace No. 4 (Mens)Chuck Curtis 50/50 WinnerLarry Holcomb Feb. 6 Monday Morning Mens Group results. First+5 Russ Kauffman Second+4 Chuck Taylor Most over Quota+ 3 (MOC) Kenny McCabe Closest to the Pin: No. 2Russ Kauffman No. 4Chuck Taylor WOMEN Feb. 7 Brentwood Tuesday Ladies League results. Team standings: First61.5 points Penny Magliano and Jane Vandenbergh Second55.5 points Dianne Joyner and Kay Fitzsimmons Third55 points Gail Nowicki and Jeri Meday Individual standings: FirstPenny Magliano30.5 points (Tie)Gail Nowicki30.5 points ThirdDianne Joyner27.0 points Low GrossDianne Joyner-45 (Tie)Penny Magliano-45 Low NetGail Nowicki-32 Birdies: No. 2Gail Nowicki No. 5Dianne Joyner No. 8Cathy Foody No. 9Glenora Hilton Chip-ins: No. 5Penny Magliano No. 5Jane Vandenbergh No. 2Glenora Hilton No. 6Jeri Meday No. 9Glenora Hilton Game of the Day: Most 3 Putts (Tie)Kay Fitzsimmons5 (Tie)Luella Devine5CITRUS HILLS MEN Feb. 1 The Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association on The Oaks Golf Course played In the Bucket. First-22 Jerry Czack, Jim Rembler, Jim Pachmayer and Joe Konie Second-18 (MOC) Larry Jones, Don Morrison, Frank Tobey and Lou Pulgrano Third-18 Curt Mesler Dennis Brugger, Bob Stone and John Rowen Fourth-16 (MOC) Bob Nave, Vic Jamnik, Luis Battistini and Jerry McClernon Fifth-16 Gene Yanosey, Ed Jones, Harvey Schrank and Len Feutz WOMEN Jan. 31 The Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association played a game of Strike Three: At the end of the round, the three highest net scores were eliminated and the remaining 15 net holes were totaled for the game score. Flight A FirstPat Laskowski49 SecondJackie Dziekan51 ThirdLily Kim53 FourthKathy Stefani54 Flight B FirstSusan Kim51 SecondCindy Rhee52 ThirdYounja Chi54 Flight C FirstRuth Rosenow51 SecondPhyllis Mills52 ThirdMarilyn Campbell53 (Tie)Sharon Fowler53 (Tie)Nelia Rodriguez53 Flight D FirstEdna Clay47 SecondOri McPhillips52 ThirdDiane Halloran53 Birdies: No. 7Susan Kim No. 7Nancy Larsen No. 5Clara Kim No. 9Becky Holland No. 8Pat Laskowski No. 13Kay Close No. 16Jackie Dziekan No. 17Helen Reed No. 14Jeannette Mazzone No. 14Nelia Rodriguez No. 16Kathy Stefani No. 13Dee Hahm No. 13Sue Burgun No. 12IvaLee LawrenceCITRUS SPRINGS MEN Feb. 7 The Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best ball. First121 Mike Feltner, Woody Miner, Harvy Jenkins and Joe Ruby Second121 Bob Geci, Walt Norton, Rocky Marziani and Hunt (blind) Closest to the Pin: No. 4Ruby No. 8Miner No. 11Curry No. 16Gonczi Feb. 4 The Citrus Springs Mens Association played2-4-12 team points. First41 2/3 Feltner, Jenkins, Miner and Williamson (blind) Second40 2/3 Hunt, Rocky, Robertson and Geci (blind) Closest to the Pin: No. 8Balas No. 11Miner No. 16Hunt Feb. 2 Citrus Springs Mens Association played 1, 2, 3. First118 Jenkins, Ernest, Balas and Ruby Second122 Geci, Lycke, Colletti and Marston Closest to the Pin: No. 4Ruby No. 8Curry No. 11Jankins No. 14Gezi No. 16Hancock Jan. 31 The Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best balls on odd holes and 3 best balls on even. First154 Bob Manecky, Bob Geci, Larry Marston and Ruby (blind) Second154 Bill Curry, Woody Miner, Leon Smith and Rocky Marziani Closest to the Pin: No. 4Glen Robertson No. 8Dave Balas No. 11Dave Balas No. 14Jack Williamson No. 16Joe Ruby WOMEN Feb. 7 The Citrus Springs Ladies played low gross/low net. First Low GrossJanet Lillvik89 First Low NetMaria Valdes72 Feb. 3 Points Quota Chicks with Sticks results. Lois Bump+7 Roberta Gendron+6 June Goyette+5 Sandy Brown+4 Quirine Belderbos+3 Kathleen Littlefield+3 Carol Lanzillo+2 Marj Sibley+1 Closest to the Pin: No. 4Joy Cocuzzi No. 8Vickie Colebank No. 11Mary McConnell No. 16Mary McConnell Chicks with Sticks, a ladies points quota league, meets every Friday morning at Citrus Springs. Interested players with GHIN handicaps should call Jan at 352-344-9550 or Carole at 352-746-2082. LAKESIDE Feb. 2 The Lake Side Women played their monthly team event. The format was 6-6-6, taking one best net score on the first six hole, two nets on the next 6 holes, and 3 nets on the last 6 holes. First132 June Goyette, Jan Kominski, Linda Miller and Joyce Smith Second133 Mary McConnell, Marj Sibley Nanna Hansen and Diane Atterson Chip-ins No. 18Della Carrico No. 6Marlene Friberg Closest to the Pin: No. 13Amy Thomas Jan. 29 Sunday Fun Day with the format of 2 best net scores, each hole for netpoints 1 bogie, 2 par, 4 birdie, 7 eagle. First117 Rick Ross, Dave Smith, Marlene Friberg and Tim Langs Second100 Tony Florio, Joyce Smith, Dale Langs and Jean Bernst Third96 Kaye Brown, Nanna Hansen, Fred Friberg and Bruce Mowat Feb. 5 Sunday Fun Day with total Gross score minus team handicap. First209 Craig Brown, Marlene Friberg and Joyce Smith Second221 Alice Bruner, Bruce Mowat and Marnie FlorioINVERNESS WOMEN Jan. 31 Inverness Golf & Country Club Womens Golf Association played Low Gross/Low Net. First Flight GrossCarole McHugh100 (Tie)Sally Hunt100 NetBonnie Williams72 Second Flight GrossTeri Wood104 First NetLavera Sasser71 Second NetMarilyn Kirkpatrick72 Chip-Ins: No. 2Jan Post 2 No. 8Dee Knox No. 10Donna Shaw No. 14Sue Sasso No. 14Teri Wood No. 17Carole Hubbard No. 6Julie Carpenter Nos. 10 and 18Bonnie WilliamsPINE RIDGE MEN Feb. 7 Beverly Hills Mens Nine Hole Tuesday MorningGroup results. Low scorers Walt Novak31 George Pierce35 Rick Mazzacua35 Chuck Boho37 OTG: George Pierce2 Jim Graham-2 OMG AwardJohn Grist Golfers of any age and ability are welcome to join. The group alternates weekly front nine and back nine and tees offat 8 a.m. CallFrank Hughes at 352-746-4800. WOMEN Jan. 20 Wednesday Little Pine Ladies Association played Low Gross. Babe Zaharais Flight FirstJo Steele43 Julie Inkster Flight FirstRainey Hart39 SecondLinda Snell39 ThirdJoanne Laudicino42 1 FirstShirley Peterson34 SecondElsie Pierce38 ThirdCarmen Faber39 Nancy Lopez Flight FirstEvelyn Augustine43 SecondMaud Gloddy44 ThirdSharon Fairheart47 Closest to the Pin: No. 1Linda Snell No. 2Evelyn Augustine No. 7Patsy Terrier No. 9Lorraine Palazzolo No. 6Maud Gloddy Chip-ins: No. 8Jo SteeleSEVEN RIVERS MEN Feb. 2 The 7 Rivers Mens Golf Association played a Better 2 Balls of 4 tournament. First Clayton Jeck, Barry Blood and Joe Muscaro Second Frank Wade, Gene Kelly and Sam McMechan Third Don Eddy, Al Silliman, Bill Stallings and Bob Burns Closest to the Pin: No. 7Barry Blood No. 11Mario BenignoSOUTHERN WOODS MEN Feb. 1 Southern Woods MGA results for Game of 1 on Par 5s; 2 on Par 4s; 3 on Par 3s. First-26 Richard Tuxbury, Frank Nolan, Mike Theodore and Gene Askins Second-25 Doug Martin, Brian Hadler, Paul Malarkey and Jim Lunsford Third-19 John Doyle, Steve Ley, Bill Bachman and Jack Sandlas Fourth-18 Dennis Weeks, Chuck Swenson, Ken Moody and Kyle Muzina Closest to the Pin: No. 8Bill Ervasti3 1 No. 17Ken Moody3 4SUGARMILL WOODS MEN Feb. 2 Sugarmill Woods Country Club Mens Golf Association played 1 Low Gross, 1 Low Net of the foursome. Flight 1 First-15 Mike Howard, Frank Siemietowski, Bill Lawson, Tom Venable Second-8 Dick Tuxbury, Felix Tarorick, John Bradley, Larry Mantle Flight 2 First-6 Art Gennero, Ron Broadbent, Bob Strausser, Tom Jones Second-4 Mel Schroeder, Gary Osborne, Gary Enman, Sid Kaplowitz Flight 3 First-7 Glenn Harwood, Bill Engelbrecht, Harley Lawrence Second-6 John Rada, Ernie Pettine, Bill Moreau, Joe Gannon Golfers of the Week: Low GrossMike Howard75 Low NetMike Howard65 Low NetHank Robinson65 Low NetBob Strausser65 Low Net SeniorBill Engelbrecht63 Closest to the Pin: Pine No. 4Mike Howard Pine No. 7Frank Siemietkowski Oak No. 3Felix Tarorick Oak No. 6Harley Lawrence Jan. 31 Sandblasters Mens Group played team point quota results. First+4 Ernie Pettine, Jim Stesiak, Jeff Stier, Jack Winner Second+2 Zane Megos, Frank Nolan, Tony Valente, John Rada Third+1 Jim Duller, Gus Calleri, John Moore, Bill Moreau Editors Note:This is the second column of a three-part series on keeping your New Years resolution to lower your golf score in 2012. O f the 14 clubs in the golf bag, I contend three clubs account for 70 percent of the strokes taken by golfers within a stipulated round of golf. They are the putter, driver and wedge. I believe if you master the putter, driver and wedge, golf scores will rapidly improve. Not a little, but a lot! Last month, I covered the putter in my last article. This week I will address the wedge. To have a successful wedge game, follow these four prerequisites to give you consistency with your chipping and pitching on the golf course. They are grip pressure, ball position, lower body and equal distant swing motion. Lets take them in order. First and foremost, grip pressure is the most important of the four. Chipping and pitching requires excellent touch and light grip pressure is the key. On a scale of one to 10, I recommend a grip pressure of three. You want enough pressure to maintain control of the club, but light enough to feel for distance control. Holding the club lightly will enable you to feel the weight of the club head and this is the key toward knowing exactly how fast to swing the club for the correct distance. Secondly, ball position is vital. You want to catch the ball at the very bottom of the downward decent of the swing arc. Hitting the ball first and taking a small divot slightly in front of the ball is evidence of great technique. Allow the loft of the wedge to determine the height of the ball and be certain to avoid helping the ball up into the air by swinging up on the ball. Check your own ball position by hitting practice shots after placing a golf tee next to the back of the ball. The golf tee will mark the location of the ball to determine if you are hitting the ball first and then taking a divot. Simply move your ball position back or forward until the optimum divot is achieved slightly in front of the ball. The third point to achieve consistency in chipping and pitching is having the lower body quiet. Legs and hips are allowed to move a little, however, overactive lower body motion will destroy your chances for success in all short game areas. I recommend weight distribution of 60 percent on the foot closest to the target and 40 percent on the back foot. This will help you to keep your lower body quiet as well as improve your chances for excellent contact with the ball. A helpful aid is to take practice swings in front of a mirror and try to keep your knees still on shorter chip and pitch shots throughout swing motion. Again, a little movement is fine but too much will cause havoc. The last tip is what I refer to as an equal distant swing. In other words, the distance of your back swing should be a mirror image of the distance of your follow through on most chipping and pitching shots. I suggest you practice this in front of a mirror or ask a friend to help determine if the length of your swing is equal distant. Or, imagine youre standing in a 6 oclock position, then try to swing back to 3 oclock and a follow through to 9 oclock. That is an example of what were trying to accomplish. Practice will help you to accomplish the goal. Stan Cooke is director of operations at World Woods Country Club. Right way to wield wedge Stan Cooke A SLICE WITH STAN Special to the Chronicle Three key components for a successful wedge game include grip pressure, ball position, lower body movement and equal distance swing motion. Golf BRIEFS Relay Fore Life golf tourneyEagle Buick of Homosassa will present the Relay Fore Life Celebrity Golf Tournament Saturday, Feb. 18, at Juliette Falls Golf Course. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Entry is $75, which includes range balls and lunch. The tourney is a four-person team scramble format. Prizes will be closest to the pin on par 3s and longest drive. Deadline to sign up is Friday. For information or to register, email Nick.Maltese@ pgnmail.com or call 352-4647511, or email Michele. Snellings@pgnmail.com or call 352-697-2220. Putting, short-game clinic Feb. 26 For hands-on golf instruction, Top 50 instructors Mark Sweeney and Brian Mogg will provide a golf clinic featuring putting and chipping from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at World Woods Golf Club. It is a first-come, first-serve event and is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $250 per person. For details or to sign up for the AimPoint Golf putting/ short game clinic, call 352796-5500 ext. 17. Golf for Meals tourney in MarchCitrus County Home Delivered Meals Program will host Golf for Meals fundraising tournament Saturday, March 24, at Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, Crystal River. The event begins at 9 a.m. To become a corporate sponsor, call 352-527-5975. March for Meals is a nationwide campaign sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America. From staff reports

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Associated Press Tiger Woods, seen playing in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Jan. 29, will kick off the new PGA Tour season at Pebble Beach, Calif. S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 B3 D o n D e M a t t i s 000AFVK DONS CRYSTAL RIVER GUN SHOW Saturday, Feb. 11, 9-5 Sunday, Feb. 12, 9-3 National Guard Armory U.S. 19 & W. Venable St. Firearms, ammunition, knives, swords, acc., scopes, etc. Buy, Sell or Trade Conceal Carry classes 10am & 1pm FREE APPRAISALS ATM ON SITE ADMISSION $7 Bring this ad for $1 off each admission Show information: consultdd@hotmail.com A fter months of playing in leagues and tournaments, it sounds like a good idea to sit back and watch some incredible tennis. No, not in front of your television set, but for real at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami (Key Biscayne) from March 19 to April 1. I have been there myself a couple of times and it is a close as you can get to a grand slam event without having to travel far and pay high prices. You can actually drive to this one, watch all the best players, male and female, in the world and catch some beach time as well. The best time to be there is during the early rounds for two reasons. First, the players you root for will still be there. And secondly, the prices are better. Tickets are available to day and night matches, and the combination of the two saves you a little bit. Night matches, generally speaking, showcase the top men and women. During the day, you can hop from one court to the other and watch players on the practice courts. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, book online at SonyEricssonOpen.com/ booknow, call 800-725-5472 or e-mail travel@imworld.com. For a while they had discounts for USTA members. I did not find it on the website, but it never hurts to ask. Good luck. Monday Night Ladies Doubles League Results for Jan. 30 are: Pine Ridge def. Bicentennial Babes, 4-2; Brooksville Kick Butt def. Brooksville Aces, 5-1. Standings: Brooksville Kick Butt, 37; Pine Ridge, 34; Brooksville Aces, 27; Bicentennial Babes, 17. This league is geared toward the 3.5 and 4.0 female players, who cannot play during the day and dont mind traveling for tennis matches. For more information, contact Vivien Amabile at tonykgbird@aol.com. Citrus County Tuesday Womens Team TennisThis ladies-only league is geared toward players rated 3.0 to 3.5. If interested in playing or being a team captain, call chairperson Candace Charles at 352-563-5859 or email Candacecharles@ tampabay.rr.com. Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles League Results for Feb. 2 are: Skyview Advantage def. Skyview Aces, 6-3; Pine Ridge Fillies def. Sugarmill Woods, 6-5; Bicentennial Babes def. Bicentennial Bratz, 6-3; Skyview def. Pine Ridge Mavericks, 5-4. For information, contact chairwoman Carol Keatts at 352-382-5280 or ckeatts@ aol.com. Citrus Area Senior Ladies 3.0-3.5 Tuesday LeagueResults for Jan. 31 are: Crystal River vs. Meadowcrest Aces, 2-2; Riverhaven Ospreys vs. Sugarmill Woods, 2-2; Citrus Hills def. Pine Ridge Mustangs, 4-0. For information, contact new chairperson Luanne Miller at lumiller62@yahoo.com or 352794-7247. Ladies on the CourtLadies on The Court play at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Le Grone Park courts in Crystal River. Bring a new can of balls and 50 cents and sign up to play two out of three tie-break sets. For more information, contact Barbara Shook at dshook@tampa bay.rr.com or 352795-0872. The Friday Senior Ladies Doubles 3.0-3.5 League Results for Feb. 3 are: Riverhaven Eagles def. Bicentennial Flyers, 4-1; Citrus Hills Hot Shots vs. Meadowcrest Aces, 2-2; Pine Ridge Mustangs def. Sugarmill Shooting Stars, 4-0. For information, contact chairperson Joyce Shiver at 352-795-1086 or jshiver@ tampabay.rr.com.USTA Leagues 3.5 Senior Women : Sugarmill Woods def. Fort King (Alioto), 3-0. Record, 1-3. Carla Chitwood/Carol Warfford, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0; Micki Brown/Antoinette van den Hoogen, 6-0, 6-1; Kay Danner/Dyane Koskela, 7-5, 6-3. Bicentennial Park def Fort King, 2-1. Record 2-2. Georgica Kearny/Linda Martin lost, 6-1, 6-0; Tana Hubbard/Lynne Finman won, 6-2, 7-5; Myrt Thomas/Maureen Caruso won, 6-4, 7-5. 4.0 Senior Women: Skyview (Hoinski) lost to Fort King, 2-1. Record 1-1. 7.0 Mixed Adult: Skyview lost to GO, 3-0. Record 1-1. Skyview lost to GO, 2-1. Record 1-2. 4.0 Super Senior Women: Skyview def. Fort King, 3-0. Record 2-0. Irma Buttermore/Nadia Maric, 6-3, 7-6; Joyce Schaeffer/Nancy Fetzer, 6-2, 6-1; Jimmie Eliasen/Susan Barry, 6-2, 7-5. For information in our District 4 (south), call or e-mail Leigh Chak at 352-572-7157 or vacocala@comcast.net. For information about the Hernando leagues, contact Lou Giglio at 727-207-4760 or Lou@topseedtennispro.com Tournaments March 3 and 4: sixth Junior Circuit Tournament at Sugarmill Woods. April 28 and 29: Tournament of Champions JCT at Sugarmill Woods. Eric van den Hoogen, Chronicle tennis columnist, can be reached at hoera@juno.com Head southeast for Sony Ericsson Open Eric van den Hoogen ON COURT J USTIN P LANTE CorrespondentINVERNESS Before the match started, it was unclear how good the Gainesville High School boys tennis team really was. But as night fell, and the last match wrapped up, there was no mistaking it as the Citrus High School boys tennis team fell to the visiting Hurricanes 7-0. We figured out pretty quick, that Gainesville is definitely on the state level, Citrus coach David Assumpcao said. We found out later that one of their guys is number 9 in the state. I mean, right there it tells you what kind of competition we came across. Citrus found itself shut out in the doubles matches, with No. 1 and 2 doubles dropping their sets 8-0. The singles matches didnt fare much better, as the Citrus No. 1 singles player Kyle Labrador dropped both sets 6-0 to Gainesvilles Zach Goldberg. Guy Harris and Grey Pospiech, the home Hurricanes No. 2 and 3 singles, would fare just the same, getting shut out against Gainesvilles Cole Fiegel and Peter Slaton respectively. Citrus No. 4 and 5 singles fared a little better. Tyler McIntosh and Michael Hetland pulled out two wins in the first set and one in the second before ultimately falling to their opposition. Like I said, this team is good, Assumpcao reiterated. It was a good learning experience, but were really looking forward to Forrest on Thursday. Weve played them before, and we really feel like we can beat them this next time. So were looking forward to that. Citrus will host Forest High School on Thursday. Citrus falls in season opener Gainesville blanks boys team 7-0 Tour STATISTICS PGA TourThrough Feb. 5 Scoring Average 1, John Senden, 68.91. 2, Jeff Maggert, 69.01. 3, Kyle Stanley, 69.13. 4 (tie), John Rollins and Brandt Snedeker, 69.44. 6 (tie), Steve Stricker and John Huh, 69.50. 8, Webb Simpson, 69.59. 9, Carl Pettersson, 69.61. 10, Chris Stroud, 69.64. Driving Distance 1, Jamie Lovemark, 314.5. 2, Carl Pettersson, 313.8. 3, Bubba Watson, 312.3. 4, Robert Garrigus, 311.3. 5, Charlie Beljan, 309.8. 6, Jason Kokrak, 309.7. 7, Dustin Johnson, 308.8. 8, Kyle Stanley, 308.2. 9, Troy Matteson, 307.9. 10, Harris English, 306.8. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, John Senden, 75.45%. 2, Scott McCarron, 72.46%. 3, Heath Slocum, 69.60%. 4, Jason Dufner, 69.57%. 5, Paul Goydos, 69.08%. 6, David Toms, 69.01%. 7, Nick OHern, 68.84%. 8, Matt Kuchar, 67.27%. 9, Roberto Castro, 66.87%. 10, Kevin Na, 66.67%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, John Senden, 79.17%. 2, Bubba Watson, 78.70%. 3, Michael Bradley, 76.50%. 4, Webb Simpson, 75.93%. 5, Gary Woodland, 75.76%. 6, John Mallinger, 75.69%. 7, Mark Wilson, 75.40%. 8, Bill Haas, 75.35%. 9, Kyle Stanley, 75.19%. 1 Tied With D.A. Points, 74.65%. Total Driving 1, John Senden, 21. 2, John Rollins, 33. 3 (tie), Matt Kuchar and Bo Van Pelt, 43. 5, Chad Campbell, 46. 6, Graham DeLaet, 48. 7 (tie), Kevin Sutherland and Jason Dufner, 54. 9, Kevin Stadler, 57. 10, Martin Laird, 65. Strokes Gained Putting 1, Scott McCarron, 2.162. 2, Martin Flores, 1.572. 3, Ben Crane, 1.534. 4, Briny Baird, 1.478. 5, Rory Sabbatini, 1.372. 6, Derek Lamely, 1.305. 7, Johnson Wagner, 1.232. 8, Greg Chalmers, 1.106. 9, Aaron Baddeley, .983. 10, D.J. Trahan, .955. Birdie Average 1, Robert Garrigus, 5.50. 2 (tie), John Senden and Martin Laird, 5.25. 4 (tie), Rory Sabbatini and Brandt Snedeker, 5.17. 6, Steve Stricker, 5.13. 7, K.J. Choi, 5.00. 8, Ben Crane, 4.93. 9, Ryan Moore, 4.90. 10, Johnson Wagner, 4.88. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Ben Crane, 36.0. 2, Gary Woodland, 39.6. 3, Bobby Gates, 41.1. 4, Rocco Mediate, 42.0. 5, Steve Wheatcroft, 45.0. 6 (tie), Arjun Atwal, Kevin Stadler, Scott Brown and John Huh, 54.0. 10, Keegan Bradley, 57.6. Sand Save Percentage 1, D.J. Trahan, 78.57%. 2, Jonas Blixt, 77.78%. 3, Steve Stricker, 73.33%. 4 (tie), Michael Bradley, Colt Knost and William McGirt, 69.23%. 7, Harris English, 68.97%. 8, Sean OHair, 68.75%. 9, Bill Lunde, 68.42%. 10, Two Tied With 68.00%. All-Around Ranking 1, Jeff Maggert, 239. 2, John Senden, 249. 3, Brandt Snedeker, 254. 4 (tie), Harrison Frazar, Ben Crane and Carl Pettersson, 277. 7, Kyle Stanley, 279. 8, John Rollins, 291. 9, Mark Wilson, 301. 10, John Huh, 313. PGA TOUR Official Money Leaders 1, Kyle Stanley, (4), $1,793,575. 2, Johnson Wagner, (4), $1,586,858. 3, Brandt Snedeker, (3), $1,251,513. 4, Mark Wilson, (4), $1,168,343. 5, Steve Stricker, (2), $1,142,000. 6, Ben Crane, (4), $980,600. 7, Martin Laird, (3), $758,315. 8, John Rollins, (4), $727,668. 9, Harrison Frazar, (4), $651,310. 10, Webb Simpson, (3), $561,800. Champions TourThrough Jan. 22 Charles Schwab Cup 1, Dan Forsman, 307 Points. 2, Jay Don Blake, 186. 3 (tie), John Cook and Michael Allen, 121. 5 (tie), Gary Hallberg and Jeff Sluman, 86. 7 (tie), Brad Bryant, Mark Calcavecchia, Jay Haas and Tom Watson, 60. Scoring Average (Actual) 1, Dan Forsman, 67.00. 2, Jay Don Blake, 67.67. 3 (tie), John Cook and Michael Allen, 68.00. 5 (tie), Gary Hallberg and Jeff Sluman, 68.33. 7 (tie), Brad Bryant, Mark Calcavecchia, Jay Haas and Tom Watson, 68.67. Driving Distance 1, John Huston, 310.0. 2, Kenny Perry, 303.0. 3, Tom Lehman, 297.2. 4, Gary Hallberg, 296.7. 5, Russ Cochran, 295.2. 6, Jay Don Blake, 293.7. 7, Brad Bryant, 293.5. 8, Fred Couples, 292.8. 9, Michael Allen, 290.3. 10, Ted Schulz, 288.8. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1 (tie), Bob Gilder and Bernhard Langer, 88.10%. 3, Bruce Vaughan, 83.33%. 4 (tie), Dan Forsman, Jay Haas, Larry Mize and Corey Pavin, 80.95%. 3 Tied With Mark McNulty, 78.57%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1 (tie), David Eger and Dan Forsman, 81.48%. 3, Russ Cochran, 79.63%. 4 (tie), Jay Haas, Tom Lehman, Michael Allen and Bruce Vaughan, 75.93%. 3 Tied With Brad Bryant, 74.07%. Total Driving 1 (tie), Dan Forsman and Tom Lehman, 15. 3, Tom Watson, 19. 4, Jay Don Blake, 21. 5, Jay Haas, 22. 6 (tie), Bob Gilder and Bernhard Langer, 24. 8, Larry Mize, 26. 9, David Eger, 30. 10, Bruce Vaughan, 31. Putting Average 1, John Cook, 1.583. 2, Mark Calcavecchia, 1.595. 3, John Huston, 1.618. 4, Loren Roberts, 1.639. 5, Michael Allen, 1.659. 6, Tom Watson, 1.675. 7, Dan Forsman, 1.682. 8 (tie), Olin Browne and Larry Mize, 1.694. 10, Brad Bryant, 1.700. Birdie Average 1 (tie), Mark Calcavecchia, John Cook, Jeff Sluman and Michael Allen, 6.00. 5 (tie), Dan Forsman and John Huston, 5.67. 7, Brad Faxon, 5.33. 8 (tie), Gary Hallberg, Corey Pavin and Bruce Vaughan, 5.00. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Olin Browne, 18.0. 2 (tie), Russ Cochran, Tom Lehman and Loren Roberts, 27.0. 14 Tied With Jay Don Blake, 54.0. Sand Save Percentage 1 (tie), Jay Don Blake and Brad Faxon, 80.00%. 3, Jay Haas, 75.00%. 4 (tie), Dan Forsman and John Huston, 71.43%. 6 (tie), Gary Hallberg, Mark McNulty and Curtis Strange, 66.67%. 9 (tie), Olin Browne and Larry Mize, 62.50%. All-Around Ranking 1, Dan Forsman, 53. 2, Jay Don Blake, 64. 3, Jay Haas, 72. 4, Michael Allen, 78. 5, Tom Watson, 79. 6, Tom Lehman, 83. 7, John Cook, 91. 8, Jeff Sluman, 103. 9, Larry Mize, 104. 10, Gary Hallberg, 107. Associated PressPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Bill Murray stumbled into the back of a crowded conference room Tuesday just as Tiger Woods was wrapping up his press conference at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The Caddyshack star looked more confused than usual. Wheres the other guy? Murray asked. Murray, as it turned out, was an hour late. He was supposed to be at the interview table with D.A. Points, his partner last year when they won the pro-am, and perhaps the most overlooked defending champion at a PGA Tour event since Nick Price at Colonial in 2003. I got here and I got the program and I looked at the tickets and I thought, Wait a minute. Didnt I win? Points said. And there are pictures of Bill everywhere. Im driving down the highway, I see a billboard. Theres Bill. Theres Tiger. Im like, Where am I? Its the only PGA Tour event Points has won, so he was a little bummed at the oversight. But he gets it. The celebrities obviously make this event larger-than-life sometimes, he said. Thats the effect Woods has this week at Pebble Beach. Its not unusual for him to start a PGA Tour season along the Pacific coast, though its usually at Torrey Pines. And there is a certain magic about Woods and Pebble Beach, which has been a big part of his career even though he has won only twice, both in the same year. The first was the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and its a timely memory considering the last two weeks have featured wild comebacks and ugly meltdowns. Brandt Snedeker came from seven shots behind at Torrey Pines to beat Kyle Stanley, who made triple bogey on the final hole; then Stanley came from eight shots back and won in Phoenix after Spencer Levin shot 75. Woods was seven shots out of the lead with seven holes to play in 2000, and still looked to have no chance until he holed a wedge for eagle on the 15th, nearly holed another shot on the 16th and beat a fast-fading Matt Gogel. I was just trying to somehow get in it, Woods recalled. All of a sudden, boom! Three shots, two holes, Im back in the ball game. It was even more significant because that was his sixth consecutive PGA Tour win. Then came the greatest single feat of his career that summer in the U.S. Open, a major where Woods was at the absolute apex of his game. On a course so difficult that no one else broke par, he shot 12-under 272 and won by 15 shots. Now, the mystique has given way to curiosity. All eyes on Tiger again Attention focuses on Woods at Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Hewitt in double duty at Davis Cup GEELONG, Australia Former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt has been selected to play Davis Cup singles and doubles against China this weekend, equaling an Australian record by making his 32nd appearance in the international competition. Australia captain Pat Rafter announced his combination Tuesday for the Asia-Oceania Group 1 match, with Hewitt and Bernard Tomic to play singles and Hewitt to combine with Chris Guccione in doubles at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club. Associated Press GAINESVILLE AT CITRUS RESULTS SINGLES No. 1: Zach Goldberg (G) def. Kyle Labrador (C) 6-0, 6-0. No. 2: Cole Fiegel (G) def. Guy Harris (C) 6-0, 6-0. No. 3: Peter Slaton (G) def. Grey Pospiech (C) 6-0, 6-0. No. 4: Jacob Gordon (G) def. Tyler McIntosh (C) 6-2, 6-1. No. 5: Justin Zambelli (G) def. Michael Hetland (C) 6-2, 6-1. DOUBLES No. 1: Goldberg/Fiegel (G) def. Labrador/Pospiech (C) 8-0. No. 2: Zambelli/Slaton (G) def. Harris/McIntosh (C) 8-0. UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS PGA TourPEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM Site: Pebble Beach, Calif. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,816 yards, par 72), Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shore Course (6,900 yards, par 72) and Spyglass Hill Golf Club (6,833 yards, par 72). Purse: $6.4 million. Winners share: $1,152,000. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-7 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sunday, 12:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).

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Associated Press Floridas Bradley Beal, left, pressures Kentuckys Marquis Teague during the second half of Tuesdays game in Lexington. The Wildcats won 78-58. Associated Press Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning holds aloft the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a float of the New York Giants heads up the Canyon of Heroes during a ticker-tape parade Tuesday in New York. With the Giants quarterback are, from left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Giants co-captain Justin Tuck and Ann Mara, right, widow of the late Giants owner Wellington Mara. Behind Ann Mara is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday in the Super Bowl. NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia187.720 Boston1410.5833 New York1015.4008 New Jersey818.30810 Toronto818.30810 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami196.760 Atlanta169.6403 Orlando1510.6004 Washington520.20014 Charlotte322.12016 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago216.778 Indiana177.7082 Milwaukee1014.4179 Cleveland914.39110 Detroit620.23114 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio179.654 Dallas1411.5602 Houston1411.5602 Memphis1213.4804 New Orleans421.16012 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City195.792 Denver1510.6004 Portland1411.5605 Utah1311.5426 Minnesota1312.5206 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers157.682 L.A. Lakers1411.5602 Phoenix1114.4405 Golden State813.3816 Sacramento916.3607 Mondays Games L.A. Clippers 107, Orlando 102, OT Washington 111, Toronto 108, OT Philadelphia 95, L.A. Lakers 90 Phoenix 99, Atlanta 90 Chicago 108, New Jersey 87 New York 99, Utah 88 Sacramento 100, New Orleans 92 San Antonio 89, Memphis 84 Houston 99, Denver 90 Oklahoma City 111, Portland 107, OT Tuesdays Games Indiana 104, Utah 99 Boston 94, Charlotte 84 Miami 107, Cleveland 91 Minnesota 86, Sacramento 84 Phoenix 107, Milwaukee 105 Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at Portland, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers513313571141103 Philadelphia533016767173157 New Jersey533119365150148 Pittsburgh543019565163141 N.Y. Islanders522222852126150 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston513316268180111 Toronto542820662168157 Ottawa562722761162174 Montreal542124951140147 Buffalo522224650126154 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Washington532821460149149 Florida5224171159131149 Winnipeg552524656131151 Tampa Bay522324551148176 Carolina542025949137165 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Detroit543517272172129 St. Louis523114769129106 Nashville543217569152140 Chicago532917765169158 Columbus531532636123175 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver533315571171133 Minnesota532520858122136 Calgary532422755126144 Colorado542625355135151 Edmonton532127547141158 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose502915664145117 Los Angeles5426181062118117 Dallas512722256136144 Phoenix532421856139142 Anaheim522024848135156 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Anaheim 3, Calgary 2, SO Toronto 6, Edmonton 3 Phoenix 3, Detroit 1 Tuesdays Games N.Y. Islanders 1, Philadelphia 0, SO Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO Vancouver 4, Nashville 3, SO New Jersey 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Washington 4, Florida 0 Columbus 3, Minnesota 1 St. Louis 3, Ottawa 1 Los Angeles 3, Tampa Bay 1 Winnipeg 2, Toronto 1 Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m. Wednesdays Games Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games St. Louis at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 9 p.m.C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD B4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 at 38, the youth and inexperience reared its head despite a spirited effort. The Pirates committed 25 turnovers on the night, including key possessions lost down the stretch in the fourth and into overtime. A three by Jesus Benedetti started the fourth and, after a Bulldogs score inside, Kaileb McColley provided the dramatics for the Pirates. McColleys contested drive into the lane bounced off the rim, and as he fell to the floor, Tavares defenders failed to corral the rebound. The ball dropped into McColleys hands. Still sitting on the floor in front of the basket and with a clear look, he hoisted a shot from the sitting position up and in for a 43-40 Pirates lead. Tavares gained a late lead of 49-45, on the heels of Anthony and Patterson, and an athletic three-guard set that pressured the Pirates into miscues and turnovers. The effort was great, but we unfortunately shot ourselves in the foot; too many turnovers, and thats been one of our bug-a-boos all year, Feldman said. Tonight, it proved to be the difference. With more than a minute left, Reynolds took a Tavares miss coast-to-coast for a layup, breaking through the press to bring it to 49-47. Crystal River turnovers and Tavares missed free throws kept the score there, until Franklin put back a Reynolds miss to knot it up with 14 seconds remaining. Patterson missed a contested shot in the lane at the buzzer, sending it to overtime. In the extra period, a pair of Anthony scores around a pair of Reynolds free throws helped Tavares jump out to a 53-51 lead. Reynolds then connected on four more from the line, while Patterson hit 1-of-2 for the Bulldogs, giving Crystal River their only lead of overtime, 55-54, with 1:16 remaining. An Anthony drive in the lane reclaimed it for Tavares then, with 41 seconds left, a Reynolds inbound pass off a timeout bounced off the rim on a lob attempt to Franklin. A free throw by Patterson made it 57-55, before Reynolds rimmed out a three with eight seconds left, which would have given the Pirates the lead. Two more from the stripe by Patterson settled the final score. This game, we played hard, we had a lot of effort, and it came down to the end, Reynolds said. We fought hard but it just didnt come together. But, for these young Pirates, the future is bright. Im pretty excited to see what we can do the upcoming years, Reynolds said. Our teams going to stick together, see how we can mend together, play good, and hopefully win next year. what were looking for from all of our players. When adversity hits, were looking for (players who) can just push right through it just like it never happened. She did a great job tonight. In the fifth and sixth innings, the Lady Pirates combined for seven hits as Laynee Nadal, Pool and Augsburger each singled. Laga scored Nadal on a fielders choice and Augsburgers single batted in Pool, making it 6-1 after five innings. The bottom of the sixth saw the greatest amount of hits per inning for the Pirates with four. Unverdorbens single set up the inning followed by Phelps walk. Nadals single brought in swift-footed Unverdorben, who managed to squeak by the catcher for the run. Pool walked, then scored on Megan McMichens bunt single for a 8-1 lead. With the bases loaded, Laga hit a three-run triple and batted in the final runs in the 10-run victory. I was actually very happy (with tonight), Jenkins said. (Because) you never know. All of our practices weve been focused and they have impressed me a couple times (with) where theyre at in the season. Florida scored the first two baskets of the second half to cut it to 38-30, but Kentucky answered with an 11-0 run sparked when Teague and Darius Miller hit consecutive 3-pointers. Florida freshman Bradley Beal then drove to the hoop only to have Davis reject his shot and Davis swatted another from Patric Young on the possession for good measure. Miller added another jumper and Kidd-Gilchrist spun, hit a basket and was fouled. He completed the three-point play that made it 49-30 as Florida missed eight straight shots before snapping the skid. The lead reached 20 points when Lamb buried a 3 from the left corner with 11:27 left and by as many as 21 late. Beal scored 14 points and Young added 12 for the Gators. Florida insisted before the game all the pressure was on the Wildcats, but this group that starts three freshmen and two sophomores doesnt appear to get rattled easily. Their only blemish is a one-point loss in December at Indiana. Fans received a panoramic black-and-white poster of Davis stretching his arms out over a span of more than eight basketballs. When he puts his arms up, hes been almost unstoppable in leading the nations top-ranked defense by field goal percentage. Davis blocked four shots, leading the country with 120 and continuing to climb the SECs season list after already surpassing Shaquille ONeals freshman conference record set 22 years ago. Kentuckys lone problem was a slow start. The Wildcats fell behind 6-0 and missed their first seven shots before scoring nine straight points. The game featured frenetic up-and-down play early. In one sequence, Mike Rosario went behind his back to find Young for a dunk, but Kidd-Gilchrist answered when he floated an alley-oop pass to Davis for a slam over Erik Murphy. It was an electric and sometimes bizarre atmosphere among the 24,389 fans at Rupp Arena. Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl sat courtside signing a few autographs, and at one point during free throws by Beal in the first half a fan in the student section tried to distract him by wearing nothing but a blue Speedo. It didnt work. Beal made the free throws, but Florida went more than 6 minutes without a field goal. Teagues 3pointer gave the Wildcats their first double-digit lead with 1:38 left in the first half and Lamb hit two 3-pointers in the final minute to put them up 38-26. Florida would close the gap to eight points to start the second half, but never got back within striking distance. GATORSContinued from Page B1 The Pasco County girls did not come close to a hit and took a number of called third strikes as Abramowich dominated. She played very well tonight, Citrus coach Larry Bishop said. She did a great job ... I am very impressed with Kelly. She is a sophomore. We expect big things from her. Bishop added his team played well offensively and defensively, too. We hit the ball well. We had no errors, he said. We had a great pitching performance. The Canes had 12 hits. Melissa Michaud was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Aaron McIntyre had a pair of doubles, drove in two runs and scored a run for the Citrus. Chelby Lawler had two hits and two runs. Citrus scored eight runs in the fourth inning. McIntyres two-run double and Michauds two-run single highlighted the frame. Devon Perrine scored two runs in the inning as Citrus sent 12 batters to the plate. Wesley Chapels Jordan McManus took the loss. Citrus will host Nature Coast at 6 p.m. today. CITRUS Continued from Page B1 CR Continued from Page B1 PIRATESContinued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Georgetown at Syracuse 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Kansas at Baylor 9 p.m. (ESPN) Duke at North Carolina 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Seton Hall at Rutgers GOLF 4:30 a.m. (GOLF) European PGA Tour : Omega Dubai Desert Classic, First Round NBA 7 p.m. (FSNFL) (SUN) Miami Heat at Orlando Magic NHL 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres 10 p.m. (NBCSPT) Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks 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 SOFTBALL 6 p.m. Nature Coast at Citrus BOYS BASKETBALL District 6A-6 Tournament at Lecanto High School 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Lecanto vs. No. 3 Citrus Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 0 4 5 CASH 3 (late) 8 3 5 PLAY 4 (early) 2 1 7 2 PLAY 4 (late) 3 6 6 1 FANTASY 5 1 4 14 22 29 MEGA MONEY 12 13 25 39 MEGA BALL 6 Associated PressNEW YORK Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the teams Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade through New York City, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg quipped should now be nicknamed the Big Blue Apple. The parade set off from the southern tip of Manhattan and moved slowly north to City Hall as fans stood dressed head to toe in Giants gear and confetti wafted slowly down from the high-rises that line the street. The MVP Manning, joined by coach Tom Coughlin, Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other teammates, waved and grinned from the float as a deep roar rose from the crowds. Defensive end Justin Tuck, who led the teams defense and sacked rival quarterback Tom Brady twice during the 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots, said he was glad to be part of the team. We made it here by believing in each other. We believe in every guy on this team, he said. Honestly, we wouldnt be here today without your support. The team was introduced at a City Hall Plaza ceremony with thunderous applause from the thousands of fans outside. A lucky 250 fans received tickets to the fete, where the Giants were honored with symbolic keys to the city. The crowd went wild for running back Ahmed Bradshaw, who plopped down in the end zone to score the winning touchdown. Wide receiver Victor Cruz did his trademark salsa moves as he accepted his key. Manning joked about the teams record of fourthquarter comebacks. Make it tough but make it possible, he said, laughing about how the team blew an early lead to come back and win. The Giants had eight fourth-quarter comebacks to win games during the season. Finish games, finish fourth quarters and finish the season strong. Thats what we did, Manning said. Giants parade down NYC DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Crystal River pitcher Rachel Roe took to the mound Tuesday against the Central Bears from Brooksville at Crystal River High School. The Pirates won 11-1 in a mercy-rule victory.

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S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 B5 Associated PressMemphis is the latest school to sign up for a spot in the new Big East. A person familiar with the decision said Memphis is joining the Big East for all sports in 2013.. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement would be made Wednesday. The Big East announced it would hold a teleconference with Commissioner John Marinatto, University of Memphis President Shirley C. Raines and Memphis Athletic director R.C. Johnson, though it did not give any details about what would be discussed. Johnson said a new conference would be held in Memphis after the teleconference to discuss the universitys athletic affiliation. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (DTenn.) couldnt wait until the news became official to celebrate. I am thrilled that my hometown team and alma mater the University of Memphis is being invited to join the Big East, Cohen said in a statement. Joining the Big East will not only be great for the University of Memphis, but it will be an economic catalyst for the City of Memphis. Thanks to Louisville Coach Rick Pitino for his strong support. And Congratulations to Dr. Shirley Raines and R.C. Johnson. The Tigers will become the fourth Conference USA team to move to the Big East in the past two months, along with Houston, Central Florida and SMU. CBSSports.com first reported Memphis was on the verge of joining the Big East. Memphis is the seventh future member the Big East has added in the past two months, but the first that brings more value in basketball than football. The Tigers havent had a winning record in football since 2007, but the mens basketball team has been a Top 25 mainstay. The Big East is trying to replace basketball powers Syracuse and Pittsburgh and West Virginia, and create a football league with at least 12 teams. Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia is headed to the Big 12. The Big East has been adding new future members for the past two months. In December, Boise State and San Diego State agreed to join for football only in 2013, along with SMU, UCF and Houston. Last month, the Big East announced Navy will become a football-only member in 2015. When West Virginia, Syracuse and Pitt will leave the Big East is still up in the air. West Virginia has sued the Big East in an effort to join the Big 12 in 2012. The Big East filed a countersuit trying to force WVU to abide by the conferences bylaws, which require a 27-month notification period for schools to depart. Big East Commissioner John Marinatto has said the league intends to hold West Virginia, Pitt and Syracuse until the summer of 2014. Memphis has been trying to move from Conference USA since being snubbed when the Big East expanded in 2005, losing a long-time rivalry with Louisville. A departure now would be pricey for the Tigers. The exit fee from Conference USA for 2013-14 is $500,000 plus Memphis share of television rights revenue, which is approximately $6.13 million, according to a league spokeswoman. The Tigers have one of the strongest basketball programs in the country. Memphis had made 23 NCAA tournament appearances and lost in the national title game in 1973 and 2008. They also reached the Final Four. Louisville coach Rick Pitino has been lobbying the Big East to add Memphis to help strengthen the league in basketball. Louisville and Memphis have spent years together first in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Metro Conference and Conference USA. Pitino again called out for league officials to consider Memphis after Louisville beat Memphis on Dec. 17. Im just hoping the Big East gets smart and does something about that and allows them to come into the league, Pitino said. I keep getting on the pulpit and saying this: We got hurt big time and we need Memphis. Memphis doesnt need us, we need Memphis. We need Temple. We need to build up basketball again. Associated Press A person familiar with the talks says the Big East is in discussions with Memphis about the Tigers joining the conference in all sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because talks were ongoing between Memphis and the Big East. Report: Memphis in talks to join Big East conference Heat turn it up against Cavaliers, 107-91 Associated PressMIAMI Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, LeBron James added 24 against his former team and the Miami Heat tuned up for a long road trip by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-91 on Tuesday night. Chris Bosh finished with 15 points for the Heat, who have won 11 of their last 13 games. Mario Chalmers and Udonis Haslem each scored 14 for Miami, which starts a stretch of five road games in seven nights at Orlando on Wednesday, then caps the trip with a visit to Cleveland on Feb. 17. Antawn Jamison scored 25 points and had nine rebounds for Cleveland, which got 17 from Alonzo Gee, and 16 points, six rebounds and six assists from Kyrie Irving.Celtics 94, Bobcats 84 BOSTON Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for No. 2 on the Celtics career scoring list, finishing with 15 points as Boston increased its winning streak to five straight with a 94-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Pierce needed nine points to tie Birds total of 21,791. He had seven points at halftime, then hit a 3-pointer with 10:23 left in the third quarter to pass Bird. Pierce nearly celebrated the milestone with a triple-double, coming up just short with nine assists and eight rebounds. Rajon Rondo added 14 assists and 10 points, Kevin Garnett scored 22 and Ray Allen finished with 17 points. Reggie Williams scored 21 for the Bobcats, who lost their 12th straight despite staying within 11 points through the first three quarters. Cory Higgins added 20 points and Kemba Walker had 16 points and seven assists for the Bobcats. Pacers 104, Jazz 99 INDIANAPOLIS Danny Granger scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, and Darren Collison had 25 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 104-99 win over the Utah Jazz. Collison shot 10 of 14 from the floor and added five assists. Paul Millsap had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost their second straight game at the end of a back-to-back. Suns 107, Bucks 105 MILWAUKEE Steve Nash hit a driving layup with 5 seconds left, giving the Phoenix Suns a 107-105 victory over Milwaukee Bucks. Michael Redd scored 14 points and came away with a win against his former team, but it wasnt easy. The Suns blew a big lead in the second half and had to rally at the end. Marcin Gortat scored 21 points and Jared Dudley added 19 for the Suns, who have won three straight. Nash had 18 points and 11 assists.Twolves 86, Kings 84 MINNEAPOLIS Nikola Pekovic had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Michael Beasley added 17 points and 14 boards to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 86-84 victory over the Sacramento Kings in their first game without the suspended Kevin Love. Ricky Rubio had 14 assists and five steals and Derrick Williams scored seven of his 14 points in the final four minutes to give the Timberwolves their third straight win. DeMarcus Cousins had 10 points and 11 rebounds while battling foul trouble for most of the game. Pierce moves into second place all-time on Celtics scoring list Associated Press Cleveland Cavaliers Antawn Jamison, left, and Miami Heats LeBron James chase a loose ball during the first half Tuesday in Miami. The Heat emerged victorious 107-91. Kings too strong for TB Associated PressTAMPA Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner had second-period goals to lead the Los Angeles Kings past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday night. After withstanding pressure in the defensive end, the Kings took a 2-1 lead when Clifford scored on a breakaway off a long pass by Rob Scuderi at 10:16. Penner made it 31 from the slot with 2:14 left in the period. Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings, who are 15-0-1 this season when scoring three goals or more. Jonathan Quick, who entered with a 2-0-0 record and 0.38 goalsagainst average in three games against Tampa Bay, made 24 saves. Steven Stamkos got his NHLleading 35th goal on his 22nd birthday for the Lightning, who are 6-1-1 over their last eight games. Islanders 1, Flyers 0, SO PHILADELPHIA Evgeni Nabokov made 45 saves and Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored on Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout, helping the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0. Nabokov was sensational, turning aside every shot he faced including two in the shootout. The last-place Islanders are 6-1-2 in their last nine games and 11-5-2 in their past 18. Coming off losses to New Jersey and the New York Rangers last weekend, the Flyers hoped to rebound against a team they used to dominate. But they couldnt get one past Nabokov.Capitals 4, Panthers 0 WASHINGTON Mathieu Perreault scored with 13 seconds elapsed, Alex Ovechkin had two goals and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 4-0 to take over first place in the Southeast Division. Former Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun stopped 42 shots in his fourth shutout of the season, the second against Florida. Jason Chimera contributed a goal and an assist to help the Capitals supplant the Panthers atop the division. Washington has 60 points and Florida is at 59 with a game in hand. Winning the Southeast title is imperative to both teams, because the runner-up may not end up among the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualify for the playoffs.Devils 1, Rangers 0 NEW YORK Martin Brodeur stopped 30 shots for his first shutout of the season and the record 117th of his NHL career, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers for their fifth consecutive win. Brodeur was sharp and steady throughout, despite going several stretches without facing much action. David Clarkson gave him all the offense he needed with a first-period, powerplay goal. Brodeur made it stand for the Devils, who didnt need any help from Ilya Kovalchuk, who had three points in each of his previous three games. The Rangers appeared to score the tying goal with 3.5 seconds left, but it was disallowed because Marian Gaborik was called for goalie interference when he crashed into Brodeur in the crease after being shoved from behind by New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov.Canadiens 3, Penguins 2, SO MONTREAL Tomas Plekanec scored on Montreals eighth attempt in the shootout to lead the Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Carey Price made 32 saves during regulation and then stopped six of eight Pittsburgh shooters in the tiebreaker, including Jason Williams on the Penguins final attempt. Evgeni Malkin used a spin-around move to convert Pittsburghs second attempt after Rene Bourque shot and scored on Montreals first. Montreals Lars Eller and Pittsburghs Chris Kunitz both scored in the fifth round. The Canadiens, who beat Winnipeg 3-0 on Sunday, won for the second time in nine shootouts this season. Blues 3, Senators 1 OTTAWA David Perron scored twice and Brian Elliott made 28 saves in his regular-season return to Ottawa and the St. Louis Blues handed the Senators their seventh straight loss, 3-1. Elliott was traded to the Colorado Avalanche prior to last seasons trade deadline for Senators No. 1 goalie Craig Anderson. Elliott then moved on to the Blues in the offseason. Anderson, meanwhile, didnt last four minutes Tuesday for the Senators. Chris Porter also scored for the Blues, who won for just the second time in their past five games. Daniel Alfredsson scored his 18th goal of the season for Ottawa. Blue Jackets 3, Wild 1COLUMBUS, Ohio Rookie defenseman David Savard scored his first career goal and added an assist to lift the Blue Jackets past the Minnesota Wild and give Columbus Todd Richards a win in his first game as coach against his former team. Antoine Vermette added a powerplay goal and Jeff Carter scored his second goal in as many games after missing 10 with a shoulder injury for Columbus. Curtis Sanford made 28 saves to improve to 10-12-4. Associated Press Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman upends Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner during the third period Tuesday in Tampa. The Kings defeated the Lightning 3-1. Irish women triumph Associated PressSYRACUSE, N.Y. Devereaux Peters had a seasonhigh 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Kayla McBride added 19 points and No. 2 Notre Dame beat Syracuse 74-55 on Tuesday night. It was the 21st straight win for Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0 Big East) and improved its road record to 12-1 against Syracuse (15-10, 4-7), which lost at home by 41 points to No. 3 Connecticut two weeks ago. Skylar Diggins, the Irishs leading scorer, finished with 11 points, all in the second half. No. 3 UConn 56, No. 20 Louisville 46 LOUISVILLE, Ky. Caroline Doty had 15 points to lead Connecticut. Doty, scoreless in her last game against Rutgers, made 5 of 11 3-point attempts. Tiffany Hayes added nine points and 11 rebounds before fouling out for UConn (22-2, 10-1 Big East). Shoni Schimmel led Louisville (17-7, 6-5) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Sara Hammond added 10 points, eight in the second half. MEN Evansville 65, No. 17 Creighton 57EVANSVILLE, Ind. Colt Ryans 17-footer with 3:08 to play broke a 56-56 tie, and Evansville pulled away for a 6557 upset of No. 17 Creighton. The nations best shooting team was out of sync all night and wound up losing a second straight game for the first time this season. Creighton (21-4, 11-3 Missouri Valley Conference) was led by Doug McDermott with 21 points. Kenny Harris scored 15 points to lead Evansville (1212, 7-7).

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Mars-Jones has top Hatchet Job LONDON A critic who accused a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist of scattering literary allusions like tin cans tied to a tricycle has won a prize for the years most lacerating book review. Adam Mars-Jones review of Michael Cunninghams novel By Nightfall was named the winner of the Hatchet Job of the Year Award. The review condemns the novels pretensions, saying it is filled with thoughts about art, or (more ominously) Thoughts about Art. Mars-Jones, a Britishborn novelist, was awarded a golden hatchet and a years supply of potted shrimp at a ceremony Tuesday in London. Gibson unlikely to testify at trial LOS ANGELES A judge says she is inclined to block Mel Gibson from testifying during the workplace discrimination trial of the deputy who arrested the Oscarwinner for drunken driving. Superior Court Judge Barbara Scheper tentatively ruled Tuesday that the deputys case shouldnt focus on Gibsons arrest or his anti-Semitic remarks at the time. Deputy James Mee who is Jewish, claims he suffered religious discrimination by superiors after arresting Gibson in 2006 and that he was ordered to remove the actor-directors inflammatory rants from a report. Zsa Zsa out of sight at birthday LOS ANGELES After what felt like an eternity but was actually just a few minutes, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt emerged from a white door into the foyer of the old-fashioned Bel-Air mansion that he shares with his wife of 25 years, former glamour queen Zsa Zsa Gabor. The self-proclaimed German prince held a chocolate birthday cake he said was a gift from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck Smoke from the expunged candles jabbed into the small cake was still drifting in the air. Surrounded by paintings and photographs depicting Gabor when she was an infamously sassy Hungarian actress, a few dozen guests quietly sipped champagne and mingled in the common areas of the home overlooking the twinkling lights of Los Angeles. But Gabor was nowhere to be seen. Von Anhalt presented the cake to his bedridden beloved out of sight from the partygoers who had gathered for the occasion. L YNN E LBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES T he plot seemed familiar: A hotshot Hollywood filmmaker shills for a bailed-out car industry, yet another limousine liberal going to bat for big government. Except the star of Chryslers Its Halftime in America Super Bowl spot was Clint Eastwood, who has made a habit out of confounding expectations in his work and his politics. Hes a tough guy who makes antiviolence films, a fiscal conservative who takes left-leaning stands on social issues. Eastwood also is an opponent of government bailouts who just happened to appear in a commercial for a company that benefitted from government support. Hes said that politics had nothing to do with his turn as pitchman for job growth and American resilience. But the ad has turned up the spotlight on the Academy Awardwinning director who, at 81, shuns complacency and retirement (next up: directing Beyonce in a remake of A Star is Born). Its a cliche, but he is an American icon and hes often been ahead of the culture in the movie choices hes made, the acting choices hes made, said Democratic ad-maker Bill Carrick. Hes a wonderful, unique voice, and this spot was a gutsy call. The cinematic Super Bowl commercial, two minutes of Eastwood exhorting the nation to reclaim its spirit and economic glory, was the star at his best. His acting trademarks the determined squint, the quiet, life-roughened voice were even more effective amid an ad circus of talking babies and dieting dogs. This country cant be knocked out with one punch, Eastwood murmurs, urgently. We get right back up again and when we do, the worlds gonna hear the roar of our engines. There are Oscar best-picture nominees out now with less dramatic punch. Eastwood, whos already given pop culture his fair share of hallmark moments (as police detective Dirty Harry, with gun trained on a robber: Youve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?), helped create one that went beyond fiction and into the nations economic struggle. All that, and it threw the right and left into a tizzy no big deal for a guy whos used to upending expectations. In movies, Eastwood has often played the unyielding tough guy who could turn vicious if pushed too far. As a filmmaker, hes poetically shown the anguish of conflict in works including the Western Unforgiven, World War II companion films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, and the urban drama Gran Torino. His portrait of J. Edgar Hoover in last years J. Edgar took a measured view of the long-entrenched FBI chief, portraying him as an innovative crimefighter who became a dangerously powerful, emotionally confused zealot who abused his position. Eastwoods nuanced work hasnt stopped politicians from making use of his film image, including Harrys snappy, criminal-taunting lines. Colorado, which has a Make My Day law that allows homeowners to shoot intruders, is weighing a measure named Make My Day Better that would extend the legal protection to business owners. But toeing any party line is not his style. Hes a pennypinching conservative who vigorously backs gay marriage and environmental protections. He supported GOP presidential contender John McCain in 2008 and cant recall voting to put a Democrat in the White House, but expressed admiration for Californias Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. Then came the buzzed-about commercial, which drew millions of hits online after it aired for a record TV audience of 111-plus million viewers. There was a quick reaction in political circles, with GOP strategist Karl Rove saying he was offended by the ad he called tantamount to spending tax dollars on corporate advertising, and White House senior adviser David Axelrod calling it powerful. I think you have to be almost troublingly obsessed with politics to see it through that lens, said Republican strategist Mike Murphy. Its not a political ad. Its the trivia were talking about today because nothing else happened. The ad and the tempest it created may have a limited shelf life. Eastwood, back at work starring in a movie with Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, clearly has other business to think about and well hear what he has to say, like it or not. Hollywood maverick Birthday: Because youll be placing a considerably greater emphasis on your material interests in the year ahead, chances are your probabilities for success will be increased. Take a little time to smell the roses as well. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) It looks like one of your talents will get a workout at this juncture. You have a special aptitude for organizing things, and you will be asked to do so for others. Stay alert: You still have to run your own ship. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) If you have a special talent that can be meaningful to others, use it post haste. Make sure you benefit from your gift as well, and youll have reason to be more successful than usual. Aries (March 21-April 19) Even though youll be the one endowed with excellent leadership qualities, it will be others who recognize it before you do. Dont allow any selfdoubts to dilute your talents. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Although your financial picture looks especially good, you may be slow to recognize it. This may be due to your using different methods, which will at first obscure the gains youre making. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Because you enjoy your friends for who they are and not for what you can get from them, youll be surprised when some pals shower you with favors. Ask not and you shall receive. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Dont hesitate to share your secret desires with friends whom you truly trust. True pals will want to help you figure out ways to fulfill your wishes, not make life harder on you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) It behooves you to closely study the associates whom you admire. Chances are there is something of value you can learn from them. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) If you fail to get something you really want on your first try, push harder during a second attempt. Your probabilities for achieving what you want are good, as long as you dont give up. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Once youre able to view situations from other peoples perspectives, youll be more effective in dealing with both the situations and the people. When you widen your outlook, you widen your acceptance. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Youre in an unusually good earning cycle, which should increase your income stemming from special skills, knowledge and/or services you have to offer. Dont hesitate to ask for what youre worth. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Obligatory social activities with friends are likely to be more enjoyable than usual. It might be due to the fact that they will take place outside the house in inexpensive, fun venues. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Although its usually unwise to attempt to do more than one thing at a time, this may not be true in your case. You can handle multiple tasks when there are dollars to be made. From wire reports Mel Gibson Today in HISTORY MONDAY, FEB. 6 Fantasy 5: 5 8 9 13 18 5-of-56 winners$35,733.59 4-of-5485$71 3-of-512,456$7.50 SUNDAY, FEB. 5 Fantasy 5: 10 21 23 26 27 5-of-52 winners$95,518.44 4-of-5241$127.50 3-of-58,368$10 SATURDAY, FEB. 4 Powerball: 15 23 43 45 56 Powerball: 7 5-of-5 PBNo winner 5-of-5No winner No Florida winner Lotto: 9 16 34 39 41 46 6-of-61$12 million 5-of-645$4,999.50 4-of-62,236$80 3-of-646,825$5 Fantasy 5: 4 10 21 34 36 5-of-54$74,372.41 4-of-5462$103.50 3-of-512,830 $10 Today is Wednesday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2012. There are 327 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Feb. 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. On this date: In 1693, a charter was granted for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in the Virginia Colony. In 1904, the Russo-Japanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur. In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed her accession to the British throne following the death of her father, King George VI. In 1971, NASDAQ, the worlds first electronic stock exchange, held its first trading day. Ten years ago: The Winter Olympics opened in Salt Lake City with an emotional tribute to Americas heroes, from the pioneers of the West to past Olympic champions to the thousands whod perished on Sept. 11. Five years ago: Model, actress and tabloid sensation Anna Nicole Smith died in Florida at age 39 of an accidental drug overdose. One year ago: Wael Ghonim, a Google executive whod helped ignite Egypts uprising, appeared before protesters in Cairos Tahrir Square for the first time after being released from detention; he told them, We wont give up. Todays Birthdays: Composer-conductor John Williams is 80. Newscaster Ted Koppel is 72. Actor Nick Nolte is 71. Actor-rock musician Creed Bratton is 69. Actress Mary Steenburgen is 59. Author John Grisham is 57. Rock singer Vince Neil (Motley Crue) is 51. Actress Mary McCormack is 43. Retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning is 42. Actor Seth Green is 38. Rock musician Phoenix (Linkin Park) is 35. Rock musician Jeremy Davis (Paramore) is 27. Rock musician Max Grahn (Carolina Liar) is 24. Thought for Today: Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. Robert Quillen, American journalist (1887-1948). 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. Spotlight on PEOPLE Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Clint Eastwood shrugs off critics, does things his own way Associated Press A commercial by Chrysler Group LLC shows actor Clint Eastwood, in an ad titled Its Halftime In America, which aired Sunday during Super Bowl XVLI. Associated PressNEW YORK The first live stream of the Super Bowl drew 2.1 million unique viewers, NBC said Thursday. Thats a small fraction of the record 111.3 million viewers that watched NBCs broadcast of the big game. But it was still enough to make it the most-watched single-game sports event online, according to the network. The New York Giants 2117 win over the New England Patriots was streamed on NBCSports.com and NFL.com. The Internet webcast included optional camera views, tweeting from a handful of personalities and HD-quality video. But it didnt feature the live TV broadcast commercials (they were clickable for ondemand viewing) or the Madonna halftime show, and the feed lagged behind the broadcast. 2.1 million viewers live stream Super Bowl

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Looking For A Boat?You can find it in todays classifieds.SHOP NOW!794602 Section C WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 E DUCATION M ATTHEWB ECK Staff WriterA lane Ferguson needs to see it, smell it, feel it and maybe even taste it. And shes not shopping for produce at the grocery store. Thats how the mystery fiction author and self-described writing doctor explains how to go about packing specific details into a story to make it more vivid for the reader. That writing tip and many more were shared with dozens of middle school students Monday at an intensive writers workshop and an authors lunch in the Lecanto Middle School media center. Media Specialist Jeannene Riddle has kept in touch with Ferguson, 55, since the writer first visited the school several years ago for a similar workshop. We just bonded at that time and weve kept in touch ever since, she said. This is a wonderful, wonderful thing for our students. Ferguson, popular with many elementary and middle schoolage children, came to Florida by way of her home in Colorado for a series of workshops at a number of schools in Citrus and Orange Counties. She addressed the students in medical scrubs and a lab coat, playing the part of the writing doctor. I really believe in revision. I teach writing workshops all around the country and thats my big thing, she said. I can teach on just about any kind of writing but I concentrate on what I write and thats fiction. So Im really big on how to restructure, how to build a plot and how to get dialog into the story correctly. Im really keen on teaching kids and adults how to revise their work. Thats the key. She feels revision, or tightening up a story, is a critical component to a strong story. You wont get your best work the first time out of the chute. I call it vomiting up words, she said. After the first draft is written and edited, she said, Then its a matter of picking the best and throwing out the rest. Thats one of the things I teach. Through the lunch hour a select group of about 30 students gathered with Ferguson for a catered Italian meal. She enthusiastically answered questions from the group of children, grades 6 to 8. When asked who had read Fergusons books, most of the students in the room raised their hands. Many in the group have been reading the fourbook series shes penned called The Christopher Killer. A fifth book in the series is on the way and expected to be on the shelf later this year. After lunch a new group of students flowed into the media center for the writing workshop. Using large sheets of paper on an easel, Ferguson, the author of more than 30 books, illustrated her lesson on plot with a crudely-drawn skeleton. A skeleton to your body is the same thing as the plot is to your story, she said. Its the structure that holds it up. You have to C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Weaving words MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Mystery author Alane Ferguson tells Lecanto Middle School students that the plot in a story is like a human skeleton. It holds things together, she said. Ferguson led a writers workshop for students at the school. Kelsey Miles, left, poses for a picture Monday with mystery author Alane Ferguson after an authors lunch. Jacquelyn Kistenmacher snaps their picture. Good writing no longer a mystery; author instructs middle-schoolers See AUTHOR / Page C2 Digital textbooks allow more student interaction Govt wants new technology implemented Associated PressWASHINGTON Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools? Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski last Wednesday challenged schools and companies to get digital textbooks into students hands within five years. The Obama administrations push comes two weeks after Apple Inc. announced it would start to sell electronic versions of a few standard high-school books for use on its iPad tablet. Digital books are viewed as a way to provide interactive learning, potentially save money and get updated material faster to students. Digital learning environments have been embraced in Florida, Idaho, Utah, and California, as well as Joplin, Mo., where laptops replaced textbooks destroyed in a tornado. But many schools lack the broadband capacity or the computers or tablets to adopt the technology, and finding the money to go completely digital is difficult for many schools in tough economic times. Tied to Wednesdays announcement at a digital town hall was the governments release of a 67-page playbook to schools that promotes the use of digital textbooks and offers guidance. The administration hopes that dollars spent on traditional textbooks can instead go toward making digital learning more feasible. Going digital improves the learning process, and its being rolled out at a faster pace in other countries such as South Korea, Genachowski said in an interview. Genachowski said hes hopeful it can be cost effective in the long run, especially as the price of digital tablets drops. When a student reads a textbook and gets to something they dont know, they are stuck, Genachowski said. Working with the same material on a digital textbook, when they get to something they dont know, the device can let them explore, it can show them what a word means, how to solve a math problem that they couldnt figure out how to solve. Students can use the textbooks for video explanations to help with homework, they can interact with molecules, and they can manipulate a digital globe to see stories and data about countries, said Karen Cator, director of the Education Departments office of education technology. Were not talking about the print-based textbook Associated PressWASHINGTON President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for millions of dollars in new funding to improve math and science education, an effort he said would be crucial to the nations long-term success. Obama said his upcoming budget proposal, set to be released next week, would include a request for $80 million from Congress for a new Education Department competition to support math and science teacher preparation programs. Obama made a similar request to Congress last year but the measure didnt pass. Separately, he announced $22 million in investments from the private sector to support math and science efforts. Among the organizations committing fresh funding are Google and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Obama said a renewed focus on math and science education should be an American imperative. The belief that we belong on the cutting edge of innovation, thats an idea as old as America itself, Obama said. Were a nation of thinkers, dreamers, believers in a better tomorrow. Obama has set a goal of New Obama plan to help math, science teacher prep See OBAMA / Page C2 Associated Press President Barack Obama watches Tuesday as a marshmallow is launched by a gun designed by Joey Hudy, of Phoenix, Ariz., in Washington D.C., during the White House Science Fair. Obama revealed his inner science geek as he delightedly helped fire the eighth graders marshmallow air cannon at the drapes of the White Houses elegant State Dining Room. Arne Duncan education secretary promotes digital textbooks. See DIGITAL / Page C2 ... were talking about a much more robust and interactive and engaging environment. Karen Cator director, Education Departments office of education technology.

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C2 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Be A Local Hero Eat A Local Hero Support Your Local Restaurants have good plot structure. I believe that if you do not have a proper structure to hang your story on then it will just kind of turn into what your body would look like if you didnt have any bones to hold you up; a blob of goo. A quick start to her stories, or the hook as she calls it, is what several students acknowledged they like best about Fergusons books. I just got done reading her last book, said Autumn Graham, 14. She starts her books out in a way that really hooks you. Its fast pace and exciting. And I like how there is a lot of factual information in the books, even though its fiction. The writer gave students solid building blocks from which to work on making a strong story. Topics like hooking a reader at the beginning, limiting back story, and incorporating dialog and vivid detail into the story were other topics of discussion. Your job is to look at yourself as a word weaver, she said to the students. Ferguson said she has been writing since the age of four under the watchful eye of her mother, Gloria Shurzyski, an accomplished author in her own right. Shurzyski has about 60 books to her credit. The mother-daughter team collaborated on a series of books called the Mysteries in Our National Parks which has been popular with elementary school children, according to the media specialist. School Board member Ginger Bryant, a teacher for 28 years in the Citrus County School District, was on hand for the lunch and shared her thoughts on how critical reading and writing is for students. I just think its important for children to be exposed to good writing and go through the process with somebody who does it well, she said. I used to teach writing in the classroom, but I never wrote a book. I taught the fundamentals with my students years ago but this author is actually publishing books that they read. Thats awesome. AUTHOR Continued from Page C1 The Christopher Killer series is a popular forensic science series for teens. MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle preparing more than 100,000 math and science teachers and training a million additional math, technology, engineering and science graduates over the next decade. Seeking to highlight the benefits of math and science education, Obama hosted a White House science fair earlier Tuesday, featuring projects designed by more than 100 students from across the country. The projects included a robot that helps senior citizens connect with their families via Skype, and a portable disaster relief shelter that could be used to house people who have been displaced from their homes. Its not every day you have robots running all over your house, Obama said of the science fair. Im trying to figure out how you got through the metal detectors. The president said the students participating in the science fair were an inspiration, and made him confident that the nations best days were yet to come. Youre getting America in shape to win the future, Obama said. OBAMA Continued from Page C1 now being digital. Were talking about a much more robust and interactive and engaging environment to support learning, Cator said. About $8 billion is spent annually in the U.S. on textbooks for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, said Jay Diskey, the executive director of the school division of the Association of American Publishers. Diskey said textbook companies have been working on the technology for the past five to eight years to transform the industry, but that in many cases, schools simply arent ready. Its not only the future, its the now. The industry has embraced this, but the difficulty does lie in the fact that schools are not yet fully equipped with the hardware. We hope that they get there soon, Diskey said. After the tornado last May destroyed several schools in Joplin, the decision was made essentially to go textbook free at three sites hosting high school kids from Joplin High School and the Franklin Technology Center. The United Arab Emirates donated money to buy each student a laptop. The response from students has been mixed, said Angie Besendorfer, the districts assistant superintendent. She said the transition has proved difficult for some kids accustomed to a standard routine of answering questions at the end of a chapter. Its a little bit more work on the side of the students in that they are having to think and problem solve and do things differently, and some of our kids are not so fond of that, whereas other kids like it a lot, said Besendorfer. DIGITALContinued from Page C1 Special to the ChronicleCrystal River Users Group (CRUG) has announced its schedule of spring classes, which are at Crystal Oaks Community Center, 4958 W. Crystal Oaks Blvd., Lecanto. All class descriptions and registration can be found at www.crug.com. Directions can be found on the website, along with membership applications. Digital Scrapbooking with instructor Laura Boetto will be offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 9 and 16. Cost is $15 for members; $23 for nonmembers. Learn to create scrapbook pages digitally. Using photo editing programs on your computer, you can create beautiful scrapbook pages with your photos and realistic digital elements and papers. This class will be fun and informative plus you will be creating your first scrapbook pages in no time. The class will include gathering digital files, downloading them from the Internet, unzipping files, resizing and altering your own photographs, adding text, drop shadows and other effects to create your own unique pages. Items needed are: laptop computer, a few digital images to use for practice, a photo editing program (Photoshop Elements 10 will be used in class for the lessons). A free 30-day trial edition of Photoshop Elements, version 10, can be downloaded by going to the Adobe site: www.adobe.com/prod ucts/photoshopel/. Word 2010 Basic Class with instructor Lynn Page will be offered 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 27, and March 5 and 12. Cost is $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Office 2010 introduced new features to Microsofts suite of office applications, including Word. This class will look at some of the new features and how they made generating interesting and attractive documents, including how to apply artistic effects to photos and text right within Word. See how to use the Ribbon interface to generate documents for printing or sharing. Computer users announce class schedule ON THE NET www.crug.com 000AHVT Casual Fine Dining www.mangogrillhernando.com 352-560-0012 1305 Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando 10 Entrees your choice $ 10 00 Mon Sat 3-5pm E A R L Y B I R D E A R L Y B I R D EARLY BIRD S P E C I A L S S P E C I A L S SPECIALS MAKE VALENTINES RESERVATIONS SPECIAL MENU M O N M O N MON. Maine Lobster Roll . $ 14 00 T U E S T U E S TUES. Baked Haddock . . . . $ 12 00 W E D W E D . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trivia WED. T H U R S T H U R S THURS. Maine Lobster Pie . . $ 20 00 Includes soup or salad, rolls & butter 000AIET 000AIHP N O T E : W e w i l l s t i l l r u n o u r D o l l a r N i g h t / D a y T h u r s a f t e r 9 : 3 0 P M a n d F r i 9 A M N o o n ALL OPEN BOWLING $ 2 00 PER GAME PER PERSON V A L I D S U N D A Y S O N L Y E x p i r e s 3 / 2 5 / 1 2 www.olivetreedining.com $15.95 4 C OURSES P LUS W INE OR B EER D ESSERT & L IVE M USIC V ALENTINE S D AY ~ 2/14 000AIN4 WED. & THURS. 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Our chef has designed four unique dinner entrees to choose from. Each includes soup or salad, entree & a dessert for two. Valentines Special 2 for $ 22 000AFE4 Taverna Manos Live on the air DJ from The Fabulous 5p m to closing T h e F i r s t A n n u a l T h e F i r s t A n n u a l The First Annual A n t i V a l e n t i n e s A n t i V a l e n t i n e s Anti Valentines D a y P a r t y D a y P a r t y Day Party Brokenhearted? Offended? Enough Commercialization? Low Mush Tolerance? February 11, 2012 5705 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River (East of Rock Crusher Road on State Road 44) http://www.tavernamanos.com (352) 564-0078 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week Citrus Countys Finest Mediterranean Restaurant Dining Al Fresco Daily On The Agora Patio at the Taverna Manos Bring a pic of your ex to shred and get a glass of Anti Valentines Sangria for $1.50 Games! Prizes! Music, Dancing and Fun! 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F UNDRAISERS The Lecanto High School Band is having a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at theHomosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. They are accepting donations for the yard sale. For more information, call Jinnie Zuniga at 352-228-2756. S CHOLARSHIPS ANDCONTESTS BFF Society will offer a minimum of two $1,000 scholarships. Those eligible are U.S. citizens attending Citrus County schools or Citrus County residents seeking a professional career. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and applicants may be interviewed. The scholarship must be used to attend an accredited college, junior college or professional school. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or adult students seeking to further their education, regardless of gender. Candidates will be judged on academic achievement and financial need. Scholarships are to be used for tuition and books only. The check will be made payable to the educational institution for the benefit of the scholarship recipient. Scholarship winners will be notified by April 2012. It will be necessary for the scholarship winner(s) to attend the BFF Society Awards Banquet on May 14 or forfeit the scholarship. If the money for the scholarships is not used as indicated, it will be rescinded to the Founding Chapter. All applications must be postmarked by March 31; no exceptions. The application must be in its entirety or it will not be considered for review. Applications can be obtained at school guidance offices. Mail applications to: BFF Society, c/o Dianne Micklon, 2833 W. Laureen St., Lecanto, FL 34461-9529. For more information, call 352-527-7442 or email trechuck@tampabay.rr.com. Each year, Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club searches for deserving students to receive a scholarship The awards are open to students who attended Yankeetown School for at least two years and graduated, or will graduate, from Dunnellon High School or Crystal River High School. Also eligible are homeschooled seniors, those who are attending college and maintain a 3.0 GPA, and those who have worked after graduation but now have concrete plans for resuming their education. To be considered for a scholarship, students are asked to write a personal essay and complete a questionnaire, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and submit teacher and counselor recommendation letters. Those who wish to apply may obtain an application from guidance counselors at Dunnellon or Crystal River high schools, at A.F. Knotts Library on 56th Street in Yankeetown or download from the Womans Club website, www.yiwomansclub.com. Selection will be made by members of the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Education Committee. Completed applications should be mailed to: Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Education Committee, P.O. Box 298, Yankeetown, FL 34498, and must be postmarked no later than April 4 to be considered. For more information, call the club at 352-447-2057, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or email yiwomansclub@gmail.com. Disabled American Veterans, Gerald A. Shonk Chapter 70 of Inverness, is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the 2012-13 school year. The scholarship is offered to a disabled veteran, a veteran, a survivor of a veteran or a dependent of a veteran. The recipient shall be enrolled in a full-time course of instruction leading to a degree program or to a vocational skill. Selection shall be conducted by the scholarship committee and will be based on the applications submitted. The procedure requires that applicants write a statement detailing their course of study, goals and why they are deserving of this award. Applications are now available and may be picked up at guidance department offices in area high schools, the Withlacoochee Technical Institute, Central Florida Community College guidance department offices, or by calling John Seaman at 352-860-0123. All applications must be returned to the DAV Chapter at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453 by March 16. Citrus Garden Club is accepting applications for its annual $500 Environmental Scholarship to be awarded to a senior graduate from Citrus High School, Crystal River High School, Lecanto High School and the Academy of Environmental Science. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior planning to continue his or her education in an environmental field. Applications can be obtained from school guidance counselors departments. Deadline to apply is March 31. For more information, call Lucy Murphy at 352-527-4239. The Business Womens Alliance of Citrus County Chamber of Commerce announces the opening of its 2012 scholarship award program to offer financial assistance for students planning further education for health occupations, as well as for students planning a future in businesses other than health care. Proceeds from BWAs 2011 Womens Health & Fitness Expo and quarterly networking luncheons will fund the scholarships, being offered to students in Lecanto, Crystal River and Citrus high schools, plus Withlacoochee Technical Institute. Applicants must be Citrus County residents planning to attend a university, college or technical school in Florida, or attend WTI, and who demonstrate financial need. Completed application form and personal statement, financial resources affidavit, transcript and letters of reference are required. Applications are available at the school guidance offices. For the high schools, deadline date for return of completed applications to the guidance office is March 30. For WTI, consult the Student Services office. For more information, call the Citrus County Chamber of Commerces Crystal River office at 352795-3149. The Citrus County Shooting Club is offering scholarship money to students graduating from Citrus County High Schools who are planning on a career in law enforcement. Students interested can inquire at their schools guidance office. Applications are available at the clubs website, www.ccsc.us, or by calling Greg Cwick at 352-382-2530 or Luis Michaels at 352-746-2414. The Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart announces two scholarship opportunities for college-bound students Chapter 776s College of Central Florida (CF) Endowed Scholarship and the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship for Academic Year 2012-13. Chapter 776 Scholarship: Chapter 776s CF Endowed Scholarship for Academic Year 2012-13 awards up to $500 to an applicant accepted or enrolled at CF as a full-time student (12 or more semester credit hours). Chapter 776 scholarship information and application can be obtained at www.citruspurpleheart.org or by calling 352-3823847. Chapter 776 must receive scholarship applications no later than 5 p.m., Feb. 28. American Legion Post 155 has been running its Oratorical Contests in Citrus County area high schools since 1950. Information packets with rules and entry forms for The American Legion Oratorical Contest have been given to the guidance counselors of Crystal River, Lecanto and Seven Rivers Christian High Schools. All high school students (no matter what grade) public, private or home-schooled children are eligible to enter. Scholarships are awarded the winning contestants ranging from $100 to $18,000. The contest consists of an eightto 10minute prepared oration on some phase of the Constitution of the United States and a threeto five-minute assigned topic discourse on a particular article or amendment. Each year, American Legion Post 155 does this contest; in 2009, Ben Ferrone of Homosassa went on to win the Department of Florida contest and took third place in the national contest and won an accumulative total of $18,500 in American Legion scholarship money. The purpose of the American Legions High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution. Other objectives include development of leadership qualities, ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship. For more about scholarships, including grants, visit www.NeedALift.org (College Financial Aid Handbook). The American Legion puts out the book to educate students on educational opportunities, scholarships, grants, student loans, careers and employment. The latest downloadable copy of the book, now in its 61st year of publication, is available on the website. Copies are also at county and school libraries. More information and entry forms are available by calling Oratorical Contest coordinator Larry White at 352-249-7663. The Citrus Community Concert Choir Inc. is now accepting applications for its 2012 scholarship award of $1500. Application is open to graduating high school seniors or enrolled college students and residents of Citrus County, or children of Citrus County residents. Past and present choir members and relatives of choir members are also eligible. Applicantsmay obtainscholarship qualifications and application forms from their school guidance counselors or online at citruschoir.com Completed applications must be received no later than April 30. U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institutes sixth annual Being an American Essay Contest The Being an American Essay Contest explores the Founding principles outlined in the Constitution. The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights Institute, a nonprofit educational organization in the Washington, D.C. area devoted to educating young people about the Constitution and Founding principles. The 201112 contest is sponsored by the History Channel. Students are asked to share their thoughts on the Constitution by answering the following question: How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty? The top three student winners from each of the five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 (first place), $500 (second place), and $250 (third place). Teacher sponsors for each student winner will also receive a cash prize of $100. Further information, including submission criteria, lesson plans and background information on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, founders and the founding principles are available at www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/ Contest. Your child may be eligible for a wonderful opportunity a Take Stock in Children college scholarship Take Stock in Children is a program that helps economically disadvantaged students and their families realize their dream of sending their child to college. To be considered for a scholarship, your child must be in public school in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade, meet the financial eligibility requirements, agree to remain drugand alcohol-free and get good grades. Take Stock in Children scholarships are provided through the Florida Prepaid Foundation. Applications are now available. To obtain more information about the program, call 352344-0855. The College of Central Florida is now awarding dozens of scholarships to qualifying students interested in taking honors classes at the Citrus campus this fall semester. A major component of CFs Honors Institute, the Community of Scholars Honors Program offers incoming high school graduates two-year tuition scholarships, currently valued at $3,000 per academic year, while offering partial scholarships to those who are currently attending CF. Students in the honors program are free to pursue the degree option of their choosing at CF, with the scholarship requirement being successful participation in a limited number of honors level classes that also serve to fulfill degree requirements. Students may also take classes at any of the CF locations each term, and are not bound to enrolling only in classes offered at the Citrus Campus. Besides financial benefits, the Community of Scholars offers members priority registration each term. Typically, a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 is needed to qualify for the Community of Scholars, although applications for those with a slightly lower GPA may be considered in some cases. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should call Dr. June Hall at 352-746-6721. C LASSESANDCOURSESFor information about outdoors and recreational classes in Citrus County, see the Sunday sports section of the Chronicle. The College of Central Florida has announced that its January to June 2012 CF Institute schedule is now available. The schedule can be viewed online at CFItraining.cf.edu and includes hundreds of classes on arts, culture and leisure; business, industry and leadership; child care and family; computers; driving; insurance; real estate; security officer training and more. Printed copies are available at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road; Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto; Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland; and the Hampton Center, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For information, visit CFItraining.cf.edu or call 352-8738504. The College of Central Florida is offering a variety of non-credit courses: A Writing Your Memoirs course is being offered at the Citrus campus. Whether your life has been filled with disasters, unbelievable events or even if your life has been mundane, a memoir is a way to find meaning in the world, make sense of your existence, leave a legacy for family and friends, and maybe help someone benefit from your experience. This course will cover the ways to make this project happen. The class will be offered once more this semester: sign up for Monday, March 26, from 6 to 8 pm. Cost is $25 and includes handouts. How to Write and Publish Your Own Book will be presented from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22 from 3 to 5 pm. The six-hour course will cover all the specifics, details, advantages and disadvantages of writing and publishing. The fee for the course is only $49 and includes handouts. For more information on these course and registration, call the College of Central Florida at 352-249-1210 or 352746-6721 or go online at CFItraining.cf.edu. M ISCELLANEOUS The Citrus County International Baccalaureate Parent Organization, CCIBPO, will be hosting its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecanto High School cafeteria, 3810 W. Educational Path, Lecanto Parents of PIBS and IB students are encouraged to attend. The group also invites Citrus County professional business leaders to meet the CCIBPO board members and parents. For more information, contact David Strickland, CCIBPO president, at DSTRICKLAND18@tampabay.rr.com or call 352-302-4272. Inverness Primary Schools 17th annual Veterans Dinner will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in Inverness Primary School Cafetorium. Students and staff at Inverness Primary School invite all veterans and a guest to come and be honored at the dinner and program. There is no cost. Dinner is at 5 p.m. and the program will be at 6 p.m. For more information, call 352-726-2632. E DUCATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY8, 2012 C3 0 0 0 A F Y D SCORE Free Business Seminar R U READY Thursday, Feb. 9th 6 PM 8 PM (Followed by an hour of individual counseling) The seminar will be held at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus in Lecanto, 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto (Building C-4, Room 103) The Citrus County Chapter of SCORE is offering a free seminar for individuals thinking about starting their own business. The two hour session will cover the main issues involved in becoming an entrepreneur from the business idea to the reality of owning your own business. Following the seminar, interested participants will have the opportunity to meet with seasoned SCORE counselors to further discuss their ideas. R U READY is specifically designed for individuals who are not business owners, but who are interested in learning what is involved in becoming one. If you have ever asked yourself Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? then this seminar is for you! A one hour counseling session will follow for those interested in meeting with a SCORE counselor. For more information and to register for the seminar, please contact Dale Malm at SCORE 352-249-1236 Seating is limited. 0 0 0 A H H 1 Trash n Treasure Fri., Feb. 10 & Sat., Feb. 11 9am-2pm at Faith Lutheran Church 935 S. Crystal Glen Dr. Off 44 & 490 352-527-3325 A Thrivent Event 0 0 0 A I 2 H Remember Valentines Day is February 14th. Let your significant other know how much you love them with a special message from you in the Chronicle Classifieds. Call 563-5966 Deadline is Friday, February 10th at 1:00pm Includes 20 lines of copy or 10 lines of copy and a photo. 0 0 0 A G X C Citrus Springs Library Citrus Springs Library BOOK SALE BOOK SALE February 17, 10am 7pm February 17, 10am 7pm & S aturday, Feb. 18, 8am 2pm & S aturday, Feb. 18, 8am 2pm Call 352-489-2313 Call 352-489-2313 is coming to is coming to the COMMUNITY CENTER the COMMUNITY CENTER on Citrus Springs Blvd. on Citrus Springs Blvd. Books, DVDs, Videos, Puzzles, Raffle Baskets, Bake Sale, Sheriffs Dept. of Emergency Management, Local Artists Collections for CASA, Animal Shelters, Area Food Pantries

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