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Park workshop on tap tonight The City of Crystal River will have a meeting about how to develop Hunters Spring Park Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Master Plan workshop will seek public input about the park, located at 104 N.E. First Ave. The park has a pavilion with restrooms, picnic area, a small beach and a kayak launch. Gas leak found at WTI cafeteria Citrus County Sheriffs Office Fire Rescue responded to a gas leak Monday at Withlacoochee Technical Institute, 1201 West Main St., Inverness. Firefighters from Engine 21 arrived at the campus at 8:07 a.m. and were told by maintenance staff the propane leak was coming from the cafeteria. Fire Rescue crews soon found the leak and the building was cleared of the noxious fumes. Someone left propane-fueled cooking equipment on and left the building and the fumes permeated the facility. WTI was closed to mark the Presidents Day holiday, but Nature Coast EMS worked on nine WTI employees at the scene. No one was transported to the hospital, according to officials.Loud booms no cause for alarm For the readers who heard loud booms in the Crystal River area Sunday night, it wasnt thunder or transformer explosions. It was a fireworks display celebrating a private wedding held at Port Paradise. INSIDE FEBRUARY 21, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 198 50 CITRUS COUNTY Instant access: Fans link up with drivers via Facebook /B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C8 Community . . . .C6 Crossword . . . .C7 Editorial . . . .A12 Entertainment . . .B4 Horoscope . . . .B4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B4 Movies . . . . . .C8 Obituaries . . . .A6 Classifieds . . . .C9 TV Listings . . . .C7 TUESDAYHIGH 74 LOW 49 Partly cloudy, light winds. PAGE A4 TODAY & Wednesday morning HEALTH & LIFE: Implanted Implanted medicine places microchips in a patient to better deliver medicines./ Page C1 M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS A lawsuit that alleged Sunshine Law violations against Citrus County Hospital Board trustees was dropped Friday as attorneys for opposing Citrus Memorial hospital factions negotiate the conclusion of other legal actions. Attorneys for the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation late Friday withdrew the lawsuit against CCHB trustees Dr. Upender Rao, Debbie Ressler and Michael Smallridge. The lawsuit, filed in April 2011, alleged the three trustees met illegally following a foundation meeting. CCHB attorney Bill Grant said depositions showed no violation had taken place. He sent an email to foundation attorneys on Friday demanding the case be dropped or he would seek payment of attorneys fees in the case. If this matter proceeds folks will be held accountable for this frivolous action, Grant wrote. Dueling boards mull options M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS Followers of the Citrus Memorial hospital case now turn their attention to a Leon County appellate court, which will decide by Feb. 29 whether a change of control is imminent. An appeals judge late Friday issued a temporary stay in the Citrus Foundation drops suit; will focus on getting law overturned CCHB trustees ready to move forward See BOARDS / Page A5 See TRUSTEES / Page A4 N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff Writer BEVERLY HILLSA s bagpipes played, Jerry Maltman wiped away tears. He had planned for this day, a welcome home for his son, Army Sgt.1st Class Scott Maltman, who has been serving his sixth military deployment, this time in Afghanistan. He wanted it to be a surprise, with a color guard and fanfare, with neighbors and friends and members of local military organizations. He wanted it to be perfect. More than just a homecoming for a returning warrior, this day might be the last time he would see his son. Jerry Maltman, 66, is dying of an incurable leukemia. So, you see, I have a sense of urgency, he said last week as he was finalizing his plans for his sons visit to Florida and a surprise welcomehome party. Currently, Scott Maltman is stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., with the Army Reserves and works as a civilian for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. But Jerry Maltman wasnt the only one with a surprise. Scott had plans of his own his sister, Vicky Pelchat, had driven down from Toledo, Ohio, with her daughter and a friend. The brother and sister had planned since last month to put one over on their dad, and they succeeded. Jerry Maltman had no idea he would see both of his children. Now my dad can spend time with each of us, Scott Maltman said Monday. Soldiers homecoming bittersweet MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott Maltman, left, gives his father Jerry Maltman a tight hug Monday morning following a ceremony honorin g the soldiers return home from Afghanistan. Sergeants father dying of leukemia; visit could be their last time together Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott Maltman presents his father the American flag the senior Maltman has flown in front of his Beverly Hills home since his son has been overseas. See HOME / Page A2 The News Service of FloridaTALLHASSEE Pitching a massive settlement agreement Monday to the state Public Service Commission, attorneys for Progress Energy Florida, consumers and businesses came back to one word: Certainty. The agreement, in one swoop, would temporarily resolve bigdollar questions about Progress base electric rates and two controversial nuclear-power projects. Customers would receive $288 million in refunds from Progress but, overall, they would see increases in their monthly bills. No matter how you slice it, there was enormous uncertainty, said James Brew, an attorney for PCS Phosphate, which has a 100,000-acre Hamilton County operation whose energy use he likened to a small city. But environmentalists and a Pinellas County businesswoman PSC to weigh Progress settlement proposal See PROGRESS / Page A4 Laid to rest CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Mourners pay their respects to Eloise (Tindale) Van Ness, who died Feb. 14, at the age of 89, during a celebration of life ceremony Monday at the Eloise Van Ness Arena at the Citrus County Fairgrounds. More photos, Page A3. NEWS BRIEFS From staff reports
Welcome home, son, Jerry said, giving Scott a salute, a hug and a kiss as a host of well-wishers in front of Jerrys Beverly Hills home shared in their moment. This is my hero, Jerry told the crowd. Scotts sister also hugged her brother, saying, I want to thank my hero, too! Barbara Mills and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Stewart of Operation Welcome Home presented Scott with a welcome-home basket of gifts and Jerry with a certificate recognizing his outstanding patriotism in flying his flag. Also, Commissioner John J.J. Kenney, in his Marines dress blues, and members of Rolling Thunder welcomed Scott home on behalf of Vietnam War veterans. Next, Scott climbed up on a platform, took down the American flag his father flies continually each time Scott is deployed, and presented it to his dad. The flag goes up when he leaves the country and it doesnt come down until the day he calls me and says, Dad, Im home. This time, however, might be his last deployment, Jerry Maltman said. And this may be the last time he gets to see me alive. On Monday, Jerry Maltman said he was overwhelmed with emotion pride, surprise, love, happiness and a little sadness, too. Im so proud of my son, he said. When Scott was younger, he worked with his father on a horse farm in Michigan. They sang barbershop together and were extremely close. Scott joined the Army in 1996, serving in Korea and also Iraq, two years out of high school. At first he served in a cavalry unit, then as military police, then as a sniper. After about 12 or 13 years he told me, Dad, Im getting tired of killing people, Jerry said. Scott got out of the Army and took a four-year break, then rejoined as an Army reservist. During his most recent deployment, he served as a platoon sergeant at a detective facility in Bagram, Afghanistan. I want to thank everyone who came out to support me today, and especially all those who support my dad on a daily basis, Scott said. This was way more than I expected. This truly is a heros welcome. One thing I ask of you remember our brothers and sisters who are still over there, the ones who havent come home yet. Scotts wife, Deborah, said her husband usually doesnt cry, but on Monday he came close. He didnt expect this, she said. They return to Colorado on Saturday. Until then, Im going to spend as much time as I can with my dad, Scott said, and that means the world to me. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2927. A2 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL Tim Faine, CPA There is a new CPA in town William T. Faine, CPA, PA In Pine View Plaza Shopping Center 8012 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River, FL All types of tax returns 35 plus years experience Reasonable rates 563-0130 000AL8Y TAX TIME! 20% Discount for new Clients! 000AM1P February is Heart Health Month Heart Health Fair Saturday February 25, 2012 9am 1 pm Citrus Memorial Healthcare Center Citrus Countys only complete heart care center At Sugarmill Woods 7945 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 Heart Center Main Line: (352) 344-6416 www.heartofcitrus.com Learn About: Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiovascular Risk Reduction & Nutrition Womens Heart Disease Free Health Screenings Glucose Screening Blood Pressure Screening Body Mass Index (BMI ) Screening Cholesterol Screening Register for a FREE Heart Center Tour for you and your family. Call for tour dates and availability. 000AILO ATTENTION BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS SCORE Counselors to Americas Small Business 0005H33 SCORE in partnership with CF is pleased to offer the Small Business Institute again this spring. Sessions are $10 each or $100 for the entire 11 week 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 8! For more information contact Dale Malm of SCORE at 352-249-1236 or to register contact CF Institute at 352-249-1210. March 8Introduction March 22 Elements of a BusinessMarch 29 BP Part I-Executive SummaryApril 5 BP Part II-Business Description April 12 BP Part III-Market AnalysisApril 19 Business Information ForumApril 26 BP Part IV-Marketing Plan May 3 BP Part V-Operations & Management May 10 BP Part VI-CompetitionMay 17 BP Part VII-Competition Development Plan May 24 Graduation EARN A COUPON FOR ADVERTISING WORTH $100! EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS! 68 p.m. Building 3, Room 202 College of Central Florida 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto HOME Continued from Page A1 MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle ABOVE: Vicky Pelchat, sister of Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott Maltman, who drove down from Toledo, Ohio, to visit her brother, gives him a hug in their fathers driveway Monday morning. LEFT: Kathy Garlock, left, and Colin Macpherson of the Citrus Scottish Pipe Band open the welcome-home celebration Monday for Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott Maltman.
Around THE STATE Citrus County Babies born in a leap year wanted for story If you are 1 (4 years old) or 25 (100), we would love to hear from Citrus County leapyear babies. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. BH Civic Association to meet Feb. 23 The Beverly Hills Civic Association (BHCA) will meet Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Central Ridge Recreation Center, 77 Civic Circle. The guest speaker will be County Commissioner Joe Meek. For more information, call 352-746-2657. Budget workshop reset to March 7 The countys budget workshop scheduled for this week has been postponed. Additional information was required for the budget presentation, with staff needing more time. The budget workshop has been rescheduled at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness. Levy County Chiefland man to run for Levy sheriff Noel Desmond, of Chiefland, has announced his intentions to run for Levy County sheriff. Desmond, a Republican, cited concerns about accountability, political nepotism, job security and morale issues among deputies as issues needing to be addressed. Desmond can be contacted at 352-493-0979 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Three rescued from capsized catamaran The Coast Guard said three men had to be rescued from their capsized catamaran in the Gulf of Mexico off Cedar Key. According to the Coast Guard, a family member reported the men missing Sunday night. The men had left Cedar Key to sail a 16-foot fiberglass catamaran around Atsena Otie Key, about a mile off shore. A Coast Guard aircraft crew spotted the men early Monday after seven hours of searching. The men were atop their boats capsized hull and adrift two miles off Atsena Otie Key.TallahasseeSenate panel clears foreclosure bill A Senate panel has cleared a bill that aims to streamline and speed up the states foreclosure process. But critics said speeding up the process will infringe on homeowners rights. The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the bill (SB 1890) by a vote of 5-2 party line vote on Monday. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE BOCC weighs Pirates Cove proposal Ozello resort may rise again C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterThe owner of a former resort in Ozello wants to bring back its bygone glory. George Decker, of Kodak, Tenn., owner of Pirates Cove at the end of Ozello Trail, and his representative, Bruce McLaughlin, planning consultant of Indian Rocks Beach, made a presentation last week to the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to negotiate a development agreement for the property. It will be built right, Decker told the BOCC. It will be the prettiest and the finest property out in Ozello. Decker plans to develop the seven lots he owns that comprise the area known historically as Pirates Cove to include a restaurant and a resort condominium. According to McLaughlins initial executive summary, the original restaurant use of the property began in the 1920s with a business known as Rum Runners. The second floor of Rum Runners operated as a brothel. The site has had decades of colorful history. The no-name storm of 1993 damaged the old Pirates Cove restaurant, but it opened later and operated until late 1995. For the past 15 years, the restaurant has run into controversy regarding county and FEMA codes. Im glad to see that that derelict building out there is going to disappear, said Commissioner John JJ Kenney. Its gone, McLaughlin replied. The only structure left on the property is a shed that was used for showers and laundry (by recreation vehicle park occupants). Decker and McLaughlin asked the BOCC for cooperation with the use of Ozello Community Park for shared parking and pedestrian passage between facilities. This application is the first of several, said Jenette Collins, director, land development division. If (negotiations are) successful, we will bring back the terms of the agreement before setting a public hearing. McLaughlin said about 80 neighbors attended a Feb. 13 meeting about the project. Their concerns were about water pressure and fire protection. McLaughlin said he would work with the water utility about the pressure and would be installing fire hydrants. Thats one of the things that the development agreement can provide for, McLaughlin said. A county boat ramp is located next to that and it probably could use some sprucing up, said County Administrator Brad Thorpe. Maybe this is a way for us to accomplish our mission on the other side of the property. The BOCC heard that county contractors would be used to build the project, which would provide about 50 full-time jobs when complete. Commissioners voted unanimously to negotiate a development agreement. Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at email@example.com or 352-564-2916. Special to the ChronicleProperty Appraiser Geoffrey Greene reminds the public that the 2012 deadline is only two weeks away for filing of homestead and other exemptions and classifications for Citrus County. This year, the deadline falls on Thursday, March 1. All applications may either be hand-delivered or mailed and postmarked by no later than March 1. For eligibility, a complete application is required. This deadline applies to: Homestead exemption. Widow/Widower exemption. Veteran disability exemption. Deployed military exemption for duty in specified active war zones during 2011. Other eligible physical disability exemption. Portability applications. Agricultural or conservation classification. Conservation in perpetuity exemption. Institutional, education, religious or charitable exemptions. Property owners with an exemption or classification should have already received their annual renewal postcard. Assuming there are no changes in ownership or other status affecting the exemption or classification, a homeowner need not apply again and the March 1 deadline does not apply; renewal is automatic. If you bought a new home and moved or even recorded a deed from an individual into a family trust for tax planning purposes, a new application is required. Filings after March 1 are generally held and will be considered for the 2013 tax roll. For good cause, late filings may be eligible for consideration at the discretion of the property appraiser upon request. There is one final remedy for consideration for the 2012 tax year and that is to petition the Value Adjustment Board (VAB). The VAB application is filed through the Citrus County Clerks Office and should be submitted by no later than Sept. 11 for this tax year. The application require a $15 filing fee and still requires good cause for not filing by March 1. The public is encouraged to view the website of the Property Appraisers Office at www.citruspa. org, as many of these application forms can be obtained online, and some can actually be filled out online. The website provides explanations of eligibility and what documentation is required to file the application. For more information, in Inverness call 352-341-6600, and in Crystal River call 352564-7130. The address which to mail an application is: Citrus County Property Appraisers Office, 210 N. Apopka Ave., Suite 200, Inverness, FL 34450. Deadline approaches for property exemptions Celebrating the life of a local icon The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE House leaders pulled the plug Monday on a controversial bill that would have spelled out legislators immunity from testifying in civil lawsuits moments after a key senator said he could not support the bill. Under the measure (HB 7123), lawmakers would be immune from any civil action surrounding state business, though they could still be called to testify in criminal matters. Staff members would also be immune and could not waive their immunity without the permission of the lawmaker they were working for at the time or the presiding officer. It followed attempts to force several lawmakers and staff members to testify in at least two lawsuits. Earlier this month, a federal judge swatted down attempts to compel testimony from four lawmakers and two staffers in a case over a new election law. An attempt in state court to force Rep. Rick Kriseman, DSt. Petersburg, and an aide to testify in a tax lawsuit involving Broward County and online travel firm Expedia is still pending. But opponents said the measure was really aimed at lawsuits already filed or expected to be filed in response to the once-adecade redistricting process. On Monday afternoon, Senate Reapportionment Chairman Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, issued a statement saying he would vote against the bill if it reached the Senate floor. My view is there is already sufficient and substantial legal protection against intrusive deposition of legislators in matters of public policy, said Gaetz, who is also slated to become Senate president later this year. No additional legislation is needed and to attempt to enact a bill at this time allows it to be misconstrued by redistricting opponents. Gaetz added that he did not want to chance even an appearance that the Legislature is not fully willing and able to explain our plans to any court of competent jurisdiction. Less than half an hour later, House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, issued a statement essentially killing the bill for the 2012 session. The hysterical reaction weve witnessed over the last few days has been illinformed and politicallymotivated, Cannon said. Unfortunately, a debate this year on this subject will never be free of partisan rancor, blatant political opportunism, and unrestrained hypocrisy on the part of those who wish to discredit the most open and transparent redistricting process in Floridas history. House Rules Committee Chairman Gary Aubuchon, R-Cape Coral, said at the beginning of his committees meeting Monday afternoon that he didnt intend to bring up the bill, but encouraged lawmakers who return to the Legislature next year to consider it once the legal jostling over redistricting has largely passed. Already, opponents of the Legislatures maps were making an issue of the immunity bill. In a filing with the Florida Supreme Court over the proposed House and Senate maps, a coalition of votingrights groups including the League of Women Voters, the National Council of La Raza and Common Cause Florida argued that the measure was further proof that the redistricting process was politically motivated despite the anti-gerrymandering Fair Districts amendments. Legislative immunity bill dead for the year 2012 SESSION CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle TOP: Pallbearers carry Eloise (Tindale) Van Ness casket to her resting place in the Van Ness Cemetery Monday afternoon in Inverness. Van Ness, known to many as Grandmother, died Feb. 14 at the age of 89. ABOVE : Youths from the Citrus County 4-H Club lead Van Ness hearse north on U.S. 41 in Inverness in a procession and honor ride that ended at a private family cemetery Inverness. RIGHT: Larry Rooks cracks a whip during a celebration of life.
told the commission they were not satisfied with the proposed settlement, which was announced last month. They particularly questioned parts of the agreement dealing with planned Levy County nuclear reactors and a troubled repair project at a Crystal River nuclear plant. My question to you is, who is looking out for me, the small business owner? asked Mary Wilkerson, owner of an Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental business who said she pays 16 electric bills a month. The Public Service Commission is expected to decide Wednesday whether to approve the settlement, which was negotiated by attorneys for Progress, the states Office of Public Counsel, PCS Phosphate, the Florida Retail Federation, the Florida Industrial Power Users Group and federal agencies. In advance of that decision, commissioners held a public hearing Monday and also heard presentations from staff members and the parties to the agreement. Approval would temporarily defuse some of the biggest issues facing regulators. The changes would start showing up in customers bills in 2013. As an example, residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours a month would see their bills go from the current $123.19 to an estimated $128.12 next year, according to information presented by the PSC staff. The settlement would allow Progress to collect $350 million from customers over a five-year period for the proposed Levy County nuclear project an amount that translates to $3.45 a month for a residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. The Levy County reactors are highly controversial, in part because customers are paying toward a project that wont start generating electricity for another decade, if ever. Without the settlement, attorneys said they think Progress customers would see far-larger increases in their bills in the coming years for the Levy County project. But George Cavros, an attorney for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, said he thinks Progress is strategically retreating from ever building the Levy County reactors. He and other critics say it is unfair that customers continue having to pay for the project. The settlement also addresses several issues related to a possibly unprecedented repair project at a Crystal River nuclear plant, including calling for Progress customers to receive $288 million in refunds. Those refunds would be for replacement power costs, which stem from Progress need to buy or generate electricity elsewhere to make up for lost production at Crystal River. Progress has faced questions for much of the past year about whether it botched the Crystal River repair project. The plant was first damaged in 2009 during a project to replace a steam generator. Workers needed to create an opening in a containment building to allow the generator to be replaced, but the project caused a separation in part of the buildings concrete. Last year, as the plant was being prepared to operate again, another concrete separation was discovered in a different part of the containment building. That has touched off months of scrutiny into Progress handling of the project and questions about how or even if the plant should be repaired. While Progress would agree to give refunds, the settlement also includes provisions that would benefit the company. For example, if Progress starts repairs by Dec. 31, attorneys for consumers and business groups could not challenge the decision to repair the plant and the method. Cavros questioned whether parts of the settlement would lead to Progress making a rush decision about repairing the plant and whether the Public Service Commission would have enough oversight of the project. But state Deputy Public Counsel Charles Rehwinkel said the settlement includes safeguards. Rehwinkel said his office, which represents consumers in utility cases, has hired experts and will be involved in at least quarterly meetings with Progress to monitor the project. Were not going to rush anything, Progress attorney Alexander Glenn said. We are first and foremost going to do what is right. Another major piece of the agreement would allow Progress to raise base electric rates by $150 million. The company had been expected to file a base-rate case this year, which would have led to a potentially contentious and time-consuming examination of its operations. Robert Scheffel Wright, an attorney for the Florida Retail Federation, described the proposal as a comprehensive and unique settlement agreement. Every party gave a little, Wright said. Memorial Health Foundations attempt to declare unconstitutional a 2011 law that gives oversight of the hospital to the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees. The CCHB now must show cause why the appeals court should not extend the stay, CCHB attorney Bill Grant said. He said the show cause order is routine. The foundation is appealing Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulfords ruling last week that the foundation acts as an agent of the governing board and its lease to operate the hospital is not protected from legislative action. Foundation attorneys, who argued the foundation is a private, not-for-profit company, said the lease to operate the hospital cannot be broken by a state law. Fulford disagreed, and on Friday she denied the foundations motion to issue a stay in the case while it was on appeal. A stay leaves activity in the status quo. Without the stay, the law gives trustees a voting majority on the foundation board of directors. Foundation attorneys said the stay was necessary to prevent trustees from dropping the case once they assumed control. Grant said the CCHB will not interfere with the foundations appeal, though it will ask appellate judges to remove the stay. We told the court were not going to move in here on Monday and vote to withdraw the appeal, he said. CCHB trustees are expected to meet Thursday or Friday to consider their next move. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright @chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 72 42 0.00 HI LO PR 76 45 0.00 HI LO PR 67 49 0.00 HI LO PR 72 49 0.00 HI LO PR 74 49 0.00 HI LO PR 64 47 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy.High: 74 Low: 49 High: 78 Low: 56 High: 78 Low: 57 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Monday 82/49 Record 88/28 Normal 74/46 Mean temp. 66 Departure from mean +6 PRECIPITATION* Monday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.37 in. Total for the year 1.23 in. Normal for the year 5.08 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 7 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Monday at 3 p.m. 30.12 in. DEW POINT Monday at 3 p.m. 43 HUMIDITY Monday at 3 p.m. 38% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were absent and trees were moderate. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Monday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:24 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:03 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................6:35 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................6:25 P.M. FEB. 21FEB. 29MARCH 8MARCH 14 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus County: Irrigation is limited to twice per week. Even addresses: Thursday and/or Sunday before 10am or after 4pm. Odd Addresses: Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10am or after 4pm. No restrictions on fountains, car washing or pressure washing. Hand watering requires the use of a shut-off nozzle. PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU INSTALL NEW PLANT MATERIAL. Questions, concerns or reporting violations, please call Citrus County 352-527-7669. For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestrys Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdi Todays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 73 54 pc Ft. Lauderdale 77 64 s Fort Myers 78 59 pc Gainesville 73 47 pc Homestead 78 60 s Jacksonville 71 52 pc Key West 78 68 s Lakeland 76 53 pc Melbourne 75 58 pc City H L Fcast Miami 77 63 s Ocala 75 51 pc Orlando 77 57 pc Pensacola 67 56 sh Sarasota 76 57 pc Tallahassee 69 50 pc Tampa 73 58 pc Vero Beach 75 56 pc W. Palm Bch. 75 60 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESSoutheast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a light chop. Partly cloudy today. Gulf water temperature66 LAKE LEVELS Location Sun. Mon. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.74 27.74 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 33.94 33.93 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.12 36.11 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 37.62 37.60 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOK Taken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 40 22 sh 45 36 Albuquerque 45 29 s 53 31 Asheville 54 30 pc 54 37 Atlanta 58 33 c 61 44 Atlantic City 49 35 sh 47 43 Austin 69 45 s 72 53 Baltimore 49 33 pc 51 39 Billings 39 19 c 49 31 Birmingham 61 29 s 66 43 Boise 39 30 sh 48 41 Boston 41 28 pc 42 38 Buffalo 35 21 sh 42 35 Burlington, VT 31 17 pc 42 33 Charleston, SC 57 39 pc 66 49 Charleston, WV 47 26 pc 56 39 Charlotte 52 28 pc 56 39 Chicago 45 22 rs 42 32 Cincinnati 47 20 sh 51 37 Cleveland 38 26 sh 45 36 Columbia, SC 56 36 pc 62 45 Columbus, OH 42 24 sh 47 36 Concord, N.H. 38 23 pc 41 27 Dallas 63 42 s 68 51 Denver 38 26 .01 pc 48 28 Des Moines 50 30 .06 pc 44 30 Detroit 37 20 rs 41 32 El Paso 63 46 s 65 43 Evansville, IN 49 22 pc 54 38 Harrisburg 45 32 pc 50 35 Hartford 43 29 sh 46 35 Houston 66 46 s 73 56 Indianapolis 45 21 sh 47 35 Jackson 61 34 s 67 48 Las Vegas 57 39 s 67 53 Little Rock 59 32 s 65 44 Los Angeles 60 48 s 68 51 Louisville 50 24 pc 54 39 Memphis 58 31 s 62 46 Milwaukee 41 21 rs 40 30 Minneapolis 44 27 sn 39 26 Mobile 65 37 pc 68 55 Montgomery 60 34 pc 68 49 Nashville 53 24 s 59 38 New Orleans 63 48 pc 72 59 New York City 46 31 sh 49 42 Norfolk 46 37 .15 pc 54 42 Oklahoma City 60 42 .02 s 65 37 Omaha 41 34 .15 pc 44 31 Palm Springs 67 44 s 72 51 Philadelphia 48 33 pc 52 39 Phoenix 70 47 s 76 47 Pittsburgh 42 23 sh 48 36 Portland, ME 39 18 pc 39 32 Portland, Ore na na na sh 51 47 Providence, R.I. 44 28 pc 45 38 Raleigh 49 30 pc 57 42 Rapid City 43 30 .05 sh 44 32 Reno 50 34 c 57 32 Rochester, NY 37 20 sh 45 35 Sacramento 57 46 .02 pc 68 46 St. Louis 51 24 pc 55 38 St. Ste. Marie 38 10 sn 36 31 Salt Lake City 37 22 c 42 37 San Antonio 69 48 pc 73 56 San Diego 60 50 s 69 51 San Francisco 56 48 .03 pc 65 48 Savannah 59 39 pc 67 49 Seattle 43 35 .05 r 52 45 Spokane 35 29 .02 sh 47 36 Syracuse 36 21 sh 45 37 Topeka 50 37 .14 pc 55 35 Washington 50 34 pc 52 40YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 81 Harlingen, Texas LOW -11 Stanley, Idaho TUESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 87/71/pc Amsterdam 43/41/sh Athens 59/46/pc Beijing 40/25/pc Berlin 40/37/sn Bermuda 65/57/pc Cairo 66/48/s Calgary 42/29/pc Havana 86/69/pc Hong Kong 70/66/sh Jerusalem 56/41/s Lisbon 60/40/pc London 50/42/c Madrid 53/29/s Mexico City 72/47/pc Montreal 36/29/pc Moscow 23/15/c Paris 48/33/pc Rio 90/73/c Rome 60/40/pc Sydney 75/65/pc Tokyo 52/40/pc Toronto 35/30/rs Warsaw 33/31/sn WORLD CITIES Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. 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Police: Woman rammed car in drive-thru laneLARGO Tampa Bay-area police said a woman angry about the time it was taking to get service in a fast-food restaurants drive-thru lane rammed another car and then sped away. Police told the Tampa Bay Times that the 24-year-old woman became impatient while the driver in front of her ordered food from a Largo KFC/Taco Bell drive-thru. Police said thats when the woman rammed her car into the other vehicle and then drove off. The woman was arrested about an hour later. According to an arrest report, she faces felony charges of aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance. She also faces misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a crash. 2 suspects stable after separate police shootings ORLANDO Orlando police said two suspects are hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in separate confrontations with officers. Police said one suspect was shot when officers confronted three individuals getting into a stolen vehicle. Another suspect was shot once while leaving a house that officers surrounded after receiving a call about someone shooting in the home. Police said two people were found dead inside the house. Additional details about the shootings Sunday evening were not immediately available. Kite surfer collides with lakeside building PALM BEACH Authorities said a kite surfer is recovering after colliding with a building. Authorities told The Palm Beach Post that the kite surfer struck the side of a one-story Palm Beach building on the shore of Lake Mangonia. The National Weather Service said winds were clocked Sunday afternoon at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Authorities said the kite surfer was taken to a hospital with a pain in one side. The kite surfer was not identified.Bicyclist struck by car, falls into riverPALMETTO Police said a bicyclist died in southwest Florida after being struck by a car and falling from a bridge into a river. Palmetto Police said 44-year-old Adon Newsome of Bradenton was riding across the DeSoto Bridge early Sunday when he was struck by a car. He fell into the Manatee River. Police told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune the driver stopped, then drove to a nearby hospital to report the accident. The crash remains under investigation. Doctors fiery death ruled suicideSANFORD Authorities said a central Florida doctor who died in a fire at his home last year apparently killed himself. The Seminole County Sheriffs Office announced Monday that Dr. Marin Dan Radulescus death had been ruled a suicide. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Radulescu suffered third-degree burns over 80 percent of his body in an April 2011 fire. Detectives initially believed the fire was an accident related to refueling a model airplane. But officials now believe Radulescu poured gasoline over his head and body as he sat in a chair in the garage and then set himself on fire. Mother held without bond in babys slaying LAKELAND A central Florida woman accused of killing her 1-year-old son is being held without bond. Jail records showed that 32-year-old Neha Patel was being held Monday in the infirmary of the Polk County jail. She faces a charge of first-degree murder. The sheriffs office said Patel, who suffers from postpartum depression, killed her son last week. Foundation attorney Jim Kennedy said the decisions timing had no connection to Grants threats of sanctions. Not one bit, he said. Foundation attorneys filed a dismissal without receiving permission first from the foundation board of directors. Kennedy acknowledged that was unusual, but said it was necessary to stop both sides from expending more money on out-of-state depositions in a case that is dwarfed by the constitutional lawsuit now on appeal. I think we were really trying to evaluate where our most likely chances of success are and to concentrate there, he said. The case had been set for trial in late April. However, Circuit Court Judge William T. Swigert removed himself from the case just last Wednesday, and a new trial date was likely. The CCHB in January suggested both sides takes steps to drop four lawsuits pending, leaving in place a lawsuit from the foundation that seeks $11 million in CCHB payments since 2009, and the foundations lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that places the CCHB in control of the hospital. CMH attorney Clark Stillwell said both sides are continuing discussions this week. The focus is to get rid of the peripheral litigation that is not productive for any side and keep remaining what is truly important, he said. Both sides have combined to spend about $5.4 million in legal fees on lawsuits and supporting or opposing the governance law, which took effect in 2011. Most of the legal fees, about $3.7 million, were spent by the foundation, according figures provided by the hospital. Grant said the Sunshine lawsuit alone has cost about $250,000 in legal fees total. He blamed the foundation for filing allegations that had no substance. We spent a quarter million dollars on absolutely nothing, he said. I dont enjoy doing legal work that goes nowhere. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 A5 000AF6O WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. 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Norma Bryant, 79DUNNELLON Norma Bryant, 79, of Dunnellon, died Saturday, February 18, 2012. She was born January 10, 1933, in Turbeville, South Carolina, and came here 25 years ago from Tarpon Springs, FL. She retired from Publix. Her retirement allowed her to develop a farm with her husband. They will be remembered for their goats, amazing orchids and their giving spirit. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Clyde Bryant. She is survived by her daughters, Janice Freet (Raymond) and Darla Brown (Craig); son, Kenny Bryant (Mony); 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 24th, at 11 a.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Stanley Huys, 89 HOMOSASSA Stanley E. Huys, 89, of Homosassa, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at his home. He was born March 26, 1922, in Atkinson, IL, and moved to Homosassa 26 years ago from Mineola, NY. He retired as vice president of the Dime Savings Bank of New York, graduated from Atkinson High School and attended Brown University. Stanley was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic, Knights of Columbus of Homosassa and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Irene Huys of Homosassa; son James R. Huys Sr. and daughter-inlaw Edith of Homosassa; sister Loretta Erikson of Bettendorf, IA; three grandchildren, James R. (Laura) Huys Jr., U.S. Army, Afghanistan, Christopher (Jan) Huys of Huntsville, AL, and Christina (James) Bennis of Crystal River; and six great-grandchildren, Edward, Bailey, Nicholas, Zachary, Gabriel and Alysia. Friends will be received from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Fr. Ronald Marecki, celebrant. Entombment will follow at Fountains Memorial Park. Condolences may be given at www.wilder funeral.com. Edwin Singing Eddie Olsen, 86 DUNNELLON Edwin Singing Eddie Olsen, 86, of Dunnellon, FL, died Thursday, February 16, 2012, at Avante at Inverness. He was born July 9, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY. He has lived here for 36 years. Mr. Olsen is a retired chef, and was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance. He served in the Coast Guard and the Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Doris Olsen, of Dunnellon. Cremation arrangements handled by Florida Cremation Society, Ocala. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Virginia Pelinsky, 72HOMOSASSA Virginia Pelinsky, 72, of Homosassa, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. The Neptune Society, Palm Harbor, is in charge of arrangements. Betty Sims, 98 DUNNELLON Betty Martin Stephens Sims, Dunnellon, FL, 98, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012. She was born August 13, 1913, in Shellman, GA. She taught school in Levy and Marion counties for more than 31 years, worked as a rural mail carrier and real estate agent. She was active in several organizations, including the Womens Club of Dunnellon, Historical Society, Order of Eastern Star No.235, The NRLCA (letter carriers association), and was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, where she taught Sunday School until the age of 90. After moving into an assisted living facility in 2008, she enjoyed the bus ministry of Riverland Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Martin Stephens, Ocala, FL, Dix Stephens, Trenton, FL, and Stan Stephens, Bradenton, FL; two stepsons, George Stephens, Inglis, FL, and Judson Stephens, Leesburg, FL; two stepdaughters, Ellen Teague, Gaithersburg, MD, and Mary Hay, Hawthorne, FL; 31 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 37 great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012, at The Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, FL. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2012, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at robertsof dunnellon.com. Dorothy ReedDorothy Matilda Reed, 1920 to 2012. Loving wife and devoted mother went to be with the Lord Sat., Feb. 18. She is survived by her husband of 68 years Jack R. Reed; daughter Susan; two sons Bob and Bill; son-in-law Don; six grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Services will be at the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Visitation at 2 p.m.; memorial service following at 3 p.m. Condolences may be given at www.wilderfuneral.com. John Elwood Jr., 87The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. John F. Elwood Jr., age 87 years, will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2012, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. Interment will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, Seymore, Connecticut, after a church service at his boyhood parish of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in his memory to Hospice of Citrus County or a charity of choice. Online condolences can be made at www.Hooper FuneralHome.com. He was born September 28th, 1924, in Derby, CT, to John F. and Helen (Merrill) Elwood and left this earthly life to live eternally in the kingdom of Heaven on February 17, 2012, under the loving care of Hospice angels. He was an honorable, loving man who served aboard the USS Boise from 1943 to 1946 during the Pacific Campaign of WWII. Mr. Elwood is now a silent key, as he was an amateur HAM radio operator. His call letters were K1HOF and belonged to the QCWA Club of Ocala. Mr. Elwood taught electrical courses at Eli Whitney in Connecticut for several years before retiring from Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT, after 28 years as an electrical engineering supervisor. He was preceded in death by his wife of 3 years, Pauline Elwood (1949); his parents; a sister, Dorothy Horesco; and a granddaughter, Sandra Y ates. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Dolores Elwood; a son, John (Virginia) Elwood; 2 daughters, Jeanne (Gary) Thomas, Connecticut; Gail (D Robert) Welsch, Wyoming; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and a nephew. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Norma Van Nice, 78VISTA, CALIFORNIANorma Rollins Van Nice, 78, of Vista, California, passed away on February 9, 2012. Born November 19, 1933, to Margaret A. Rollins and the late Norman Rollins, she was preceded in death by her husband Leslie J. Van Nice. She graduated from the University of California Berkley, was a well known china painter and a past president of the International Porcelain Artists and Teachers. Survivors include her mother, Margaret Rollins of Floral City; daughter Kati Van Nice of Germany; son Karl Van Nice of Kansas; grandson Marshall Van Nice of California; brothers John Rollins of North Carolina, Harry Rollins of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Jacobsons residence at 9749 E Thomas Road, Floral City, FL at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. Kenneth Domigan, 90 BEVERLY HILLSMr. Kenneth L. Domigan, 90, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory. A6 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000AGJ4 726-8323 Funeral Home With Crematory C h a s E D a v i s Chas. E. 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Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Additionally, all obituaries will be posted online at www.chronicleonline .com. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Email obits@chronicle online.com or call 352563-5660 for details. NEED A REPORTER? Call Sandra Frederick, managing editor, at 563-5660. Be prepared to leave a message with your name and number. Associated PressWASHINGTON Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed they are most at risk. Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born between 1945 and 1965 should get a onetime blood test to check if their livers harbor this ticking time bomb. The reason: Two-thirds of people with hepatitis C are in this age group, most unaware that a virus that takes a few decades to do its damage has festered since their younger days. The issue has taken new urgency since two drugs hit the market last summer that promise to cure many more people than ever was possible. And research published Monday says testing millions of the middle-aged to find those who need the pricey treatment would be worth the cost, saving thousands of lives. One of every 33 baby boomers are living with hepatitis C infection, says Dr. John Ward, hepatitis chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people will be surprised, because its a silent epidemic. Dont think you need to worry? Yes, sharing a needle while injecting illegal drugs is the biggest risk factor for becoming infected with this blood-borne virus. But before 1992, when widespread testing of the blood supply began, hepatitis C commonly was spread through blood transfusions. Plus, a one-time experiment with drugs way back in high school or college could have been enough. Asking someone about a risk that happened 20 to 30 years ago is a lot to ask, says Ward. Hence the quest for a new strategy. About 3.2 million Americans are estimated to have chronic hepatitis C, but at least half of them may not know it. The virus, which affects 170 million people worldwide, can gradually scar the liver and lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is a leading cause of liver transplants. A CDC study published Monday analyzed a decade of death records and found an increase in death rates from hepatitis C. In 2007 there were 15,000 deaths related to hepatitis C, higher than previous estimates. Perhaps more surprising, three-fourths of the hepatitis deaths occurred in the middle-aged, people 45 to 64, researchers reported in Annals of Internal Medicine. CDCs current guidelines recommend testing people known to be at high risk, and until last summer there wasnt much enthusiasm even for that; the year-long, two-drug treatment promised to cure only 40 percent of people. Treatment was so grueling many patients refused to try it, and it could cost up to $30,000. Two new drugs Vertex Pharmaceuticals telaprevir and Merck & Co.s boceprevir are starting to change that pessimism. Research suggests adding one of them to standard therapy can boost cure rates as high as 75 percent. While still full of side effects, they can allow some people to finish treatment in just six months. They add to the price, however, another $1,000 to $4,000 a week. Drugs that promise to work even better have begun testing. Those advances are fueling CDC deliberations of whether to recommend those born between 1945 and 1965 get a one-time screening. A study published Monday analyzed that option, and concluded it had the potential to save 82,000 lives. Hep C deaths up; boomers at risk SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention AP For every 100 infected... 75 to 85 will develop chronic infection 60 to 70 will develop chronic liver disease 5 to 20 will develop cirrhosis 1 to 5 will die of cirrhosis or liver cancer Silent epidemic With new treatments for hepatitis C now on the U.S. market, the government is working to get more people tested.
Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO English speakers got their moment in the Carnival sun on Monday as a wild, Beatlesthemed street party let them shake it up, baby, with a samba swing to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Sargento Pimenta, Portuguese for Sergeant Pepper, is one of more than 400 raucous street parties that spring up throughout Rio de Janeiro during Carnival season. Hundreds of thousands of people turn out for the largest of the blocos, packed, sweaty open-air dance parties where the crowd sings along to a repetitive medley of Carnival songs usually in Portuguese, of course. As many as 850,000 tourists descend on Rio for the five-day-long Carnival free-for-all, and blocos offer plenty of nonverbal opportunities for fun: If drinking till you pass out doesnt suit your fancy, you might try racking up as many snogging partners as humanly possible during a single street party, a common Carnival game here. But even with such tantalizing diversions, it must be acknowledged that singing along to the blasting music usually played live by a band atop a sound truck, with a cordoned-off percussion section trailing behind is at least half the fun. Enter Sargento Pimenta, the brainchild of Gustavo Gitelman, a music lover and doctor by trade. Gitelman quickly rounded up an enthusiastic group of Beatles aficionados so many, in fact that the Fab Four became more of a Fab 70 at the partys debut last year. On Monday, a dozen or so singers dressed in T-shirts hung with gilded epaulettes like those on the Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover belted out a medley from atop a sound truck. The percussion band that accompanied them was swallowed up in the sea of humanity that turned out for the show, but their rhythms rocked the crowd. The group gives the Beatles repertoire a Brazilian tweak, adapting All My Loving to the peppy beat of a traditional Carnival marchinha, or march, and infusing Hard Days Night with a Rio funk sound. I Want to Hold Your Hand morphed into a samba. Even the melancholic Hey Jude was spiked with an infectious upbeat energy. But the biggest winner of the day was Twist and Shout, which had the beerguzzling crowd shimmying and shaking under the intense mid-afternoon sun. Though the group has adapted a handful of the songs into Portuguese, most are sung in the original English, much to the delight of Anglophone visitors, many of whom can fully participate in the bloco experience for the first time. At the other blocos, you get kind of jealous because everyone is singing besides you, so you can feel a bit left out, said Amanda Weaver, a 33-year-old Canadian who has been living in Brazil for two months. I really love to sing, and finally I get to. Clint Lightsey of Austin, Texas, agreed. The dancing is always fun, but knowing the songs and being able to relate to them really takes it to another level, said the 29-year old oil industry worker. The groups debut last year was so successful that the crowd was packed so tight it became something of a health hazard, and Mondays show moved to a more spacious location. But the event looked to have outgrown even its new digs in Flamengo Park, off of the iconic Guanabara Bay, and it appeared to have already become among the most popular blocos in Rio. Sargento Pimenta is not the sole offbeat bloco offering. Theres also the Blocao, an animal-themed street party where pet owners in shorts and flip-flops parade their cats and dogs, dressed up as pirates, princesses and cave-pets; and Paraty, a coastal colonial city south of Rio, is home to the Bloco da Lama, or Mud Bloco, where revelers tramp through, dive into and otherwise cover themselves in sticky mud. 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Associated PressWASHINGTON Xavier Alvarez was in good company when he stood up at a public meeting and called himself a wounded war veteran who had received the top military award, the Medal of Honor. Alvarez was lying about his medal, his wounds and his military service, but he wasnt the first man to invent war exploits. He was, however, one of the first people prosecuted under a 2006 federal law aimed at curbing false claims of military valor. Concerns that the law improperly limits speech and turns people into criminals for things they say, rather than do, are at the heart of the Supreme Courts review of his case and the Stolen Valor Act. Veterans groups have come to the aid of the Obama administration, which calls the law a narrowly crafted effort to protect the system of military awards that was established during the Revolutionary war by Gen. George Washington. The high court will hear the case Wednesday, which is Washingtons 280th birthday. Theyre committing fraud. Theyre impersonating somebody else. They take on attributes of somebody else, attributes of a hero who served honorably, said Pam Sterner, whose college term paper calling for the law wound up in the hands of members of Congress. When you do that, impersonating someone else, thats fraud, not freedom of speech. Civil liberties groups, writers, publishers and news media outlets, including The Associated Press, have told the justices they worry the law, and especially the administrations defense of it, could lead to more attempts by government to regulate speech. When he established military decorations in 1782, seven years before he was elected as the nations first president, Washington himself also prescribed severe military punishment for soldiers who purported to be medal winners but werent. Since then, many men have embellished their war records. 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During the month, GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum had briefly surged ahead of Romney but trailed him in fundraising. Restore Our Future has been a boon for Romney, who has benefited greatly from the groups TV ads attacking Gingrich in particular. Such ads were purchased thanks to the financial help of repeat donors, including Marriott International Chairman J.W. Marriott Jr., who has given the super PAC $750,000 to date. The super PAC also reported new donors, including Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. Romney mentored Whitman, recently an unsuccessful candidate for California governor, during the 1980s at Boston-based Bain & Co., the private equity firm Romney headed. Whitmans $100,000 check to Restore Our Future came days after she joined Romney at a celebration of his victory in the New Hampshire primary. Other GOP-leaning super PACs reported major contributions. Endorse Liberty, the group supporting Texas Rep. Ron Paul, reported roughly $2.4 million in donations, including$1.7 million from the billionaire founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel of San Francisco. Obamas campaign last Friday reported raising a combined $29.1 million in January among the campaign, the Democratic National Committee and other joint fundraising committees. The major super PAC backing Obama, Priorities USA Action, has yet to file its January report. Campaigns, super PACs to release financials Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. A group of evangelical pastors on Monday joined Roman Catholic clergy who oppose an Obama administration requirement that employees of religiously affiliated businesses receive birth control coverage. Speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said more than 2,500 pastors and evangelical leaders have signed a letter to President Obama asking him to reverse the mandate. This is not a Catholic issue, Perkins said. We will not tolerate any denomination having their religious freedom impinged upon by the government. The signers also object to a requirement that contraceptive coverage include the morning-after pill and other drugs and devices that allow an egg to be fertilized. The mandate does not apply to houses of worship, only religiously affiliated institutions like universities, hospitals and nonprofits. Evangelical pastors call for reversal of birth control rule SCOTUS examines lying about military exploits Demonstrators allege attempt at privatization of NHS Associated PressLONDON Britains health minister was angrily heckled Monday over health care reforms that the government says will improve efficiency but opponents claim threaten the foundation of the countrys state-funded health care service. Protesters jostled Health Secretary Andrew Lansley as he arrived for the 10 Downing Street meeting on the reforms. Demonstrator June Hautot, 75, accused Lansley of trying to privatize the National Health Service. The NHS is not for sale. There is no privatization, Lansley told her but the government is still struggling to convince skeptics of that. Britains Conservativeled government is planning a major overhaul of the NHS, which provides free treatment to all Britons. The government says the reforms will cut bureaucracy, improve treatment and give doctors more control over health care management. Opponents say the changes will give private companies a bigger share of heath care and undermine the systems universality. The overstretched health service is Britains biggest employer, costing more than $158 billion a year, and is a source of both constant complaints and national pride. Making the system more efficient has proved an elusive goal since the NHS was established in 1948. The latest reforms come as Britain seeks to trim spending by $127 billion by 2015 in a bid to cut the countrys deficit. The proposed law is meeting stiff resistance in Parliament, and more than 150,000 people have signed an online petition calling for it to be scrapped. The sweeping reforms are opposed by several large medical organizations, including the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing and health care unions. They said they were not invited to Mondays meeting, which was attended by government officials and the new consortia of doctors that will take over health management from local health care trusts. There are quite a few myths that we need to bust about this reform, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday, insisting he would push the changes through. We need to do everything we can to explain to people that this is about improving and enhancing our NHS, not in any way endangering it. Associated Press British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, sits next to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on Monday during a round-table discussion on the future of the National Health Service at Downing Street in London. British minister heckled over reforms
Special to the ChronicleThe Florida House voted on several bills last week that carry widespread public appeal. They included continuing the back-toschool sales tax holiday and a homestead property tax exemption for spouses of military or first responders who die in the line of duty. The House also voted to allow insurance companies to keep excess profits on certain types of policies. Previously, they had to return the money to policyholders. In the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, the House took steps to change Caylees Law to meet the standards of the Florida Senate. The name of the law was removed and has morphed into a bill that penalizes people who give false information to a law enforcement officer during the investigation of a missing child. In the Senate, nine Republicans crossed party lines and joined Democrats to vote against a bill to stop privatization of prisons in South Florida. As a result, the state will not undertake the single greatest expansion of prison privatization in U.S. history, which would have affected 27 prisons and work camps in 18 counties and displaced more than 3,500 correctional officers. The Senate unanimously approved a bill that increases the charges for video voyeurism, which means secretly recording another person while naked or in a state of undress. A high-profile case last year involved a man charged with recording tanning-bed customers. It also gave the nod to a bill that ensures the public has a reasonable opportunity to comment at the meetings of government boards and commissions. Here is how they voted: Full House HB 737/Tax on Sales Use and Other Transactions Specifies period during 2012 when sales of clothing, wallets, bags and school supplies are exempt from sales tax. Vote: Yes, 115; Not Voting, 5. Yes: Cannon, Abruzzo, Adkins, Ahern, Albritton, Aubuchon, Baxley, Bembry, Berman, Bernard, Bileca, Boyd, Brandes, Brodeur, Broxson, Bullard, Burgin, Caldwell, Campbell, Chesnut, Clarke-Reed, Clemens, Coley, Corcoran, Costello, Crisafulli, Cruz, Davis, Diaz, Dorworth, Drake, Eisnaugle, Ford, Frishe, Fullwood, Gaetz, Garcia, Gibbons, Glorioso, Gonzalez, Goodson, Grant, Grimsley, Hager, Harrell, Harrison, Holder, Hooper, Horner, Hudson, Hukill, Ingram, Jenne, Jones, Julien, Kiar, Kriseman, Legg, Logan, LopezCantera, Mayfield, McBurney, McKeel, Metz, Moraitis, Nehr, Nelson, Nunez, Oliva, OToole, Pafford, Passidomo, Patronis, Perman, Perry, Pilon, Plakon, Porter, Porth, Precourt, Proctor, Randolph, Ray, Reed, Rehwinkel-Vasinlinda, Renuart, Roberson, Rogers, Rooney, Rouson, Sands, Saunders, Schwartz, Slosberg, Smith Snyder, Soto, Stafford, Stargel, Steinberg, Steube, Taylor, G. Thompson, Thurston, Tobia, Trujillo, Van Zant, Waldman, Watson, Weatherford, Weinstein, A. Williams, Wood, Workman and Young. Not Voting: Artiles, Fresen, Kreegel, Schenck, T. Williams. Full House HB 4169/Insurance Company Excess Profits Revises provisions that had prohibited insurance companies from realizing excessive profits on certain lines of insurance coverage. Vote: Yes, 92; No, 25; Not Voting, 3. Yes: Cannon, Adkins, Ahern, Albritton, Artiles, Aubuchon, Baxley, Bembry, Bileca, Boyd, Brandes, Brodeur, Broxson, Burgin, Caldwell, Chesnut, Coley, Corcoran, Costello, Crisafulli, Cruz, Davis, Diaz, Dorworth, Drake, Eisnaugle, Ford, Fresen, Frishe, Fullwood, Gaetz, Gibbons, Glorioso, Gonzalez, Goodson, Grant, Grimsley, Hager, Harrell, Harrison, Holder, Hooper, Horner, Hudson, Hukill, Ingram, Jones, Julien, Kiar, Legg, Logan, Lopez-Cantera, Mayfield, McBurney, McKeel, Metz, Moraitis, Nehr, Nelson, Nunez, Oliva, OToole, Passidomo, Patronis, Perman, Perry, Pilon, Plakon, Porter, Precourt, Proctor, Ray, Reed, Renuart, Roberson, Rooney, Sands, Saunders, Smith Snyder, Soto, Stargel, Steube, Tobia, Trujillo, Van Zant, Waldman, Weatherford, Weinstein, Wood, Workman and Young. No: Abruzzo, Berman, Bernard, Bullard, Campbell, Clarke-Reed, Clemens, Garcia, Jenne, Kriseman, Pafford, Porth, Randolph, Rehwinkel-Vasilinda, Rogers, Rouson, Schwartz, Slossberg, Stafford, Steinberg, Taylor, Thompson, Thurston, Watson, A. Williams. Not Voting: Kreegel, Schenck, T. Williams. Full House HJR93/Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Proposes amendment to state Constitution to allow Legislature to provide ad valorem homestead propertytax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran or first responder who died in the line of duty. Vote: Yes, 115; Not Voting, 5. Yes: Cannon, Abruzzo, Adkins, Ahern, Albritton, Artiles, Aubuchon, Baxley, Bembry, Berman, Bernard, Bileca, Boyd, Brandes, Brodeur, Broxson, Bullard, Burgin, Caldwell, Campbell, Chesnut, Clarke-Reed, Clemens, Coley, Corcoran, Costello, Crisafulli, Cruz, Davis, Diaz, Dorworth, Drake, Eisnaugle, Ford, Fresen, Frishe, Fullwood, Gaetz, Garcia, Gibbons, Glorioso, Gonzalez, Goodson, Grant, Grimsley, Hager, Harrell, Harrison, Holder, Hooper, Horner, Hudson, Hukill, Ingram, Jenne, Jones, Julien, Kiar, Kriseman, Legg, Logan, LopezCantera, Mayfield, McBurney, McKeel, Metz, Moraitis, Nehr, Nelson, Nunez, Oliva, OToole, Pafford, Passidomo, Patronis, Perman, Perry, Pilon, Porter, Porth, Precourt, Proctor, Ray, Reed, Rehwinkel-Vasinlinda, Renuart, Roberson, Rogers, Rooney, Rouson, Sands, Saunders, Schwartz, Slosberg, Smith Snyder, Soto, Stafford, Stargel, Steinberg, Steube, Taylor, G. Thompson, Thurston, Tobia, Trujillo, Van Zant, Waldman, Watson, Weatherford, Weinstein, A. Williams, Wood, Workman and Young. Not Voting: Kreegel, Plakon, Randolph, Schenck, T. Williams. Full Senate SB 436/Video Voyeurism Revises the definition of the term place and time when a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy to include the interior of a residence. Increases classification of the offense from a third-degree to a second-degree felony. Vote: Yes, 40. Yes: Haridopolis, Alexander, Altman, Benacquisto, Bennett, Bogdanoff, Braynon, Bullard, Dean Detert, Diaz de la Portilla, Dockery, Evers, Fasano Flores, Gaetz, Garcia, Gardiner, Gibson, Hays, Jones, Joyner, Latvala, Lynn, Margolis, Montford, Negron, Norman, Oelrich, Rich, Richter, Ring, Sachs, Simmons, Siplin, Smith, Sobel, Storms. Thrasher, Wise. Full Senate SB206/Public Meetings Requires that a member of the public be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard before a local government meeting subject to the rules or policies adopted by the board or commission. Vote: Yes, 40. Yes: Haridopolis, Alexander, Altman, Benacquisto, Bennett, Bogdanoff, Braynon, Bullard, Dean Detert, Diaz de la Portilla, Dockery, Evers, Fasano Flores, Gaetz, Garcia, Gardiner, Gibson, Hays, Jones, Joyner, Latvala, Lynn, Margolis, Montford, Negron, Norman, Oelrich, Rich, Richter, Ring, Sachs, Simmons, Siplin, Smith, Sobel, Storms. Thrasher, Wise. Full Senate SB2038/Privitization of Correctional Facilities Requires that the Department of Corrections privatize the management and operation of certain correctional facilities in south Florida. Vote: Yes, 19; No, 21. Yes: Alexander, Altman, Benacquisto, Bennett, Bogdanoff, Detert, Flores, Gaetz, Garcia, Gardiner, Haridopoulos. Hays, Lynn, Negron, Norman, Richter, Simmons, Thrasher, Wise. No: Braynon, Bullard, Dean Diaz de la Portilla, Dockery, Evers, Pisano, Gibson, Jones, Joyner, Latvala, Margolis, Montford, Oelrich, Rich, Ring, Sachs, Siplin, Smith, Sobel, Storms. Upcoming: House committees will take up claims bills and look to ban designer drugs such as bath salts. The Senate may change rulesfor incorporation of municipalities. S TATE/N ATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 A9 000A5DK 000AMHJ 2502 Hwy. 44 W. Inverness LOCATED WITH SOLAR NAILS, CASH ADVANCE, FLORIDA COURT FORMS AND BODY WAVES! 352726-7780 352726-7781 Most Repairs Done Within 2 Days Ring Sizing Chain Repairs Ring Tipping Stone Settings Most Repairs Are $15.00 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5 Started in memory of Debby Hudson, the Fifth Annual Scope It Out 5K-Florida for Colon Cancer Awareness is being held as a reminder that colorectal cancer can be prevented and cured if detected early. O n l i n e R e g i s t r a t i o n w w w d e b b y s 5 k o r g All pre-registered will receive a tshirt. $20 race fee includes the short-sleeve t-shirt and awards for top finishers in categories. You must register before race day! March 24, 2012 at 8 a.m. CREST School in Lecanto, FL 000ACNH Kids Fun Run Citrus Endoscopy Center Fun Run Registration $2 day of race. 000AFCV 11th ANNUAL Steak & Steak Dinner Celebrating 20 Years of Dedication to the Children of Citrus County Saturday March 10, 2012 College of Central Florida Lecanto Campus, Bldg. L4 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto Great Live and Silent Auction Items!! Business Attire Reception 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. $50 in advance $60 at the door VIP Table $500 (table of 8) Emcee: Chad Halleen Auctioneer: Sheriff Jeff Dawsy Guest Speaker: Doug Johnson; former QB for UF, the Atlanta Falcons & the Tennessee Titans For tickets or more information call 621-9225 / www.citrusbgc.com Florida LEGISLATURE How they voted 2012 SESSION Associated PressATLANTA The vice president of Glock Inc. confessed nine years ago to the companys founder that he and another top lieutenant had been stealing millions from the gun maker, later telling investigators there was so much cash flying around that it seemed like Monopoly money. The executive, Peter Manown, was sentenced to 10 years probation after pleading guilty to theft and is now set to be the governments star witness against the man he says was his accomplice, one-time Glock attorney Paul Jannuzzo. Jannuzzo is set to go to trial Tuesday on theft and racketeering charges. Jannuzzos trial threatens to expose new details about the dirty underbelly of the privately-held international firearms manufacturer, which bases its U.S. headquarters in the quiet west Atlanta suburb of Smyrna. In a 2007 interview with investigators, Manown details internal tension among executives and claimed he was able to exploit loose financial practices at the gunmaker. Jannuzzo has pleaded not guilty. He was initially set to go to trial in 2009 but fled to Mexico, according to court records, and didnt return until federal agents tracked him down in Amsterdam. He was extradited in May, and hes been in jail since. If convicted of all counts, he could face decades in prison. Former VP says ex-Glock attorney stole millions
O PINION Page A10 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 Capable directors A whole-hearted thank you, Mr. County Administrator Brad Thorpe. Indeed you are to be congratulated for announcing the service of two capable, talented department directors, Ken Frink and Cathy Pearson; and supporting them with two rather exceptional resources, Larry Brock and Amy Engelken. Excellent alternative. Not only have you demonstrated your administrative acumen, but in doing so, saved a considerable expense of replacing a deputy county administrator. I still regret the loss of your talent while you were a county commissioner. But at least you remain in a position of being an irreplaceable asset to taxpayers, unlike some commissioners who, significantly have spent, huge sums of money, like drunken sailors on liberty. Hopefully, at election time, these scalawags will clearly be shown the exit door. Peter Monteleone Pine Ridge Article appreciated On Feb. 4 the Chronicle covered the trial of the murderer of Somer Thompson the little 7year-old girl from Clay County whose body was found in a Georgia landfill in 2009 her legs sticking out of the garbage. Jarred Harrell was the convicted child predator who had been arrested for Somers firstdegree murder, kidnapping, sexual battery, possession of child pornography many times and other sex charges some involving a 3-year-old relative (a new case). Thank you, Chronicle for this article, as I have often wondered what became of the investigation of Jarred Harrell with his many arrests because of possession of child pornography. I do, however, have a problem with the verdict of this man getting life with the citizens of Florida having to pay for his cost of living when little Somer Thompson is dead and her family is without her. In 2009, I was asked to launch, by contacting governmental entities: the Fight Against Pornography by Concerned Women for America a few days later tragedy struck: the murder of Somer Thompson by this said child predator Harrell. It was because of Somer, that I was determined to go full force in the battle to protect children from pornography, and I have received seven proclamations from seven Florida cities and the Citrus County Commission against pornography for Somer, Jessica and for other children and for the protection of all children. The fight continues. Renee Christopher-McPheeters Citrus County Small thinking Obamas plan to combine six agencies generating an expected $3 billion savings over 10 years given the government will spend over $30 trillion in the same time is small thinking and embarrassing. Our federal work force has grown by 150,000 in the last 3 years. How is a reduction of 1000 to 2000 employees significant when many more than that retire every year?Claude Strass Homosassa Internet sales tax I get so upset whenever I read about what our state government is proposing to do. I wonder if anybody in the Legislature and our governor ever think about the harm or the good that they are doing? Take Internet taxes; they want to make that revenueneutral. What? Half a billion dollars would go a long way toward funding essential service, like education or Medicaid. If a person spent $500 on the Internet, they would be taxed $30! And that is not a new tax, it is an uncollected existing tax. Lets close the loopholes on Internet sales and help ourselves at the same time. Look at the situation this way. If I was behind on my bills and worked more hours or took a second job, should I pay my bills or give that extra money away? Id pay my bills because that is the responsible thing. Now it is time the state start doing the responsible thing. Contact Sen. Dean and Rep. Smith and demand that they do the right thing. Lynn Dostal Homosassa T odays editorial (Feb. 18, 2012) stated that I had made a command decision to bar the public from a portion of the property at last Saturdays open house... and that was unacceptable. Unfortunately, no reporter or member of the editorial board contacted me for comment before the editorial was written or, apparently, actually read the plan. The fact is, the Crystal River City Council authorized me to meet withthe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to try to reach a compromise on issues of disagreement within the management plan. One such disagreement is over observation platforms near residences. On page three of the plan it states, Residents in the immediate area have voiced concerns over privacy and disturbance from the expected large number of visitors to the project area. To address that concern, the project development will minimize conflict with the neighborhood by placing observation platforms away from houses. That was the intent of the plan, a legally binding plan, agreed to and signed off on by both FWS and the city of Crystal River, which I had no part in drafting. The language is clear and simple to understand, but FWS has ignored it. Duringthe last open house itposted a sign directing people to Gator Hole, which is near houses, and the area of contention. Local residents, who had read the plan, complained that it was clearly a violation of the agreement, and it is. The only way either party can legallyignore areas ofthe plan is to first obtain permission from the Florida Communities Trust (FCT) toseek an amendment. FWS has not done that. When I met withthe representative of the service I requested for the upcoming open house theyhonor the agreement by, instead of a sign directing visitors to Gator Hole, placing a sign saying No Visitors Beyond This Point. I asked that as a compromise until it was determined if the city would agree, or not, to ask FCT for an amendment to the plan regarding the placement of observation platforms. No, the council did not direct me to make that specific request but, again, it did authorize me to seek a compromise. I felt, and still feel, that myrequest was an effort toward a reasonable compromise. One dictionary definition of compromise is, An adjustment or settlement by which each side makes concessions. The city had already made a concession by deciding not to take action on FWSs prior violation of the management planregarding the placement of the boardwalk. The Fish and Wildlife representative reluctantly agreed to my request. So, it was not a command decision because I do not have the power to order any federal agency to do anything. I regret that my effort tohave both the city and the FWS honor the agreement both signed off on, until the service petitions to legallyamend it, is unacceptable to the Chronicle editorial board. But, Iconsider an important part of my job as seeing to it that any party that enters into a written agreement with the city lives up to its part of the bargain. To fail tolive up to that responsibilityis unacceptable to me. Jim Farley is the mayor of the city of Crystal River. A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. English proverb Mayor: Respect agreement 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 TOUGH DECISIONS Revenue woes force belt tightening S ince the bottom of the local housing market dropped out four years ago, county government has struggled with the challenge of sustaining the level of core services that residents have come to expect with significantly less revenue. Faced with doing more with less, county officials have correctly decided to cut operational costs rather than raise local taxes to bridge revenue shortfalls. This decision, however, has caused officials to make staffing changes that have resulted in the elimination of more than 100 county positions during the past several years. Nonetheless, with property values still declining, county officials recently opted to tighten its fiscal belt a little more by further restructuring county government, which prompted additional staffing decisions. With a projected savings of $300,000, the restructuring of the Department of Development Services had the greatest staffing impact since it resulted in the elimination of five positions. While the loss of five experienced staff members is regrettable, county officials made the tough decision given the stagnant construction climate and a budget environment plagued by recurring revenue shortfalls. The other staffing change was County Administrator Brad Thorpes decision not to fill the deputy administrator position vacated last June by the departure of Eber Brown. Instead, Thorpe tapped the directors of Public Works and Community Services to take on assistant county administrator duties at an estimated savings of $30,000. Although the staffing changes further tighten the countys budget, some members of the Citrus County Council watchdog group expressed concern over the long-term efficacy of the changes and the countys decision not to publicly disclose the names of the five Development Services employees whose positions were eliminated. Only time will determine the restructurings long-term benefit. However, the shortterm benefit of the staffing changes helping to bridge yet another revenue shortfall appears to be necessary for sustaining the countys level of core services. As for not publicly disclosing the names of the five Development Services employees, Thorpe was correct in respecting their privacy, as was done for the 103 county positions previously eliminated. Given budget cuts totaling $53 million over the past several years and a $4 million shortfall projected for the coming budget year, county government is in a fiscal survival mode. Accordingly, more tough and possibly unpopular choices may have to be made. THE ISSUE: County governments recent restructuring.OUR OPINION: Budget constraints prompt necessary staffing changes. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS to the Editor Good cartoonThe comedy is owning a cat. If you own a cat, you would appreciate Kit N Carlyle. I think its one of the funniest cartoons in the paper. So that is, I guess, a matter of opinion. Get a cat and youll understand.Back door needed Im calling about the Floral City Library. We definitely need a back door to the library for the handicapped and older people to walk right in out of the back parking lot into the building instead of walking all the way around to the front of the building. Its very hard for handicapped and older people. So please have somebody think about putting in a back door to the parking lot (of) Floral City Library.No TigerI cant believe it four consecutive days, four consecutive editions of the Chronicle and no huge picture of Tiger Woods. Unbelie vable. Tax inequalityRegarding inequality on taxes: Few economic success stories of the past 30 years are based on raising direct taxes. Chinas miracle has been based on exporting cheap manufactured goods to the rest of the world.Tell the truthA man that lies has no honor, no scruples, no self-respect, as such cannot justify any gain as having been earned, but rather it is stolen and that makes him a thief. One cannot claim to love God yet go through life stealing from his fellow man. Even the most unsophisticated tribes of this earth deem a thief lowly and unmanly. Surely his claim to love God is a lie too.Whos in control?Is it just me? Are our pharmacy and insurance company, Medicare are they controlling our lives now? Id like some feedback on that. Coyotes here first This is in response to (a letter to the editor) complaining about the wild coyotes. We are in their habitat. They were here many, many years before whoever decided to build Pine Ridge built it. So you should be grateful that you can still see wildlife and stop trying to destroy everything that makes our life here in Citrus County so special. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Jim Farley GUEST COLUMN
Associated PressNEW ORLEANS As Carnival builds toward its out-of-control crescendo of Fat Tuesday, Barry Kern and his team of floatbuilders and artists are already preparing for next years parades. One of the biggest free parties in the world fuels a multimillion-dollar industry for the city of New Orleans and the lifeblood of businesses like Kerns studio, which has been operating for more than 50 years and makes or repurposes some 400 floats a year, or roughly a float a day, Kern said. The Mardi Gras season, which includes weeks of parades, fancy balls and parties leading up to the big day, draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to New Orleans each year, said Kelly Schulz, spokeswoman for the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. Schulz said a recent study conducted by Tulane University estimated the direct economic impact of Mardi Gras at roughly $144 million. Some studies estimate the economic impact at more than $500 million, said Arthur Hardy, a Mardi Gras historian. Theres no way to know for sure because we dont sell tickets, Hardy said. Mardi Gras started small, in private homes and private balls, and its evolved into this festival that some estimate produces more than a half-billion dollars a year. Attendance is also hard to gauge, but every Mardi Gras hotels are full, or close to it, Schultz said. The city will be virtually sold out, Schulz said. Mardi Gras and music, especially on the international scene, are our big sells. In the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, more than 100 parades roll into New Orleans and its suburbs. The big parading clubs, like Rex, Zulu, Bacchus, Endymion, Orpheus and Muses, hire Kerns studio to build the floats. Smaller clubs make their own by decorating trailers with everything from paint to crepe paper. Hardy said more than 100,000 people ride in parades each year, and each rider can spend as much as $2,000 to $3,000 in fees, costumes and throws. Thousands more are spent on king cakes and the grand balls and parties, he said. Its a money-maker for the city, but thats not why we do it, Hardy said. We do it because we like to celebrate. Its a free party we give ourselves and our guests. Theres big money in it. Major parade krewes often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to have Kerns studio make their floats. Depending on whether the floats are being built from the ground up or repurposed, the price can range anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000. Kern declines to say just how much revenue his company takes in annually. But over the years the floats have become larger and more ornate, and more expensive. They can be as high as 18 feet and up to 50 feet long, carry dozens of riders and be wired with electricity for decorative lights and moving parts. Teams of painters, artists and sculptors make props and decorations that will be attached to the floats. Music-themed floats can include props of Louis Armstrong and local favorite Professor Longhair. Some are modeled after characters in Greek mythology, such as the Muses of dance, poetry, music and other arts. It takes an entire year to prepare enough floats to roll through the streets of New Orleans and its suburbs, Kern said. Its a constant process, Kern said. Its like an assembly line. With the revelry of Fat Tuesday at hand, Kerns preparation for Mardi Gras 2013 has already begun. We already have all the designs for all our major clients for 2013, and weve already got props and things picked out, Kern said. Literally, the day after Mardi Gras, were back to work and the process gets started almost immediately. Besides Mardi Gras, Kerns studio has clients in Japan, Korea and theme parks across the country. There are a lot of municipalities all over the world that want to copy what we do here in New Orleans because it drives tourism, Kern said. Besides float-building, Kerns studio is a tourist attraction. Tour guides take visitors through Mardi Gras Worlds displays and to see sculptors and artists at work. Im awestruck by some of the props, said Debra Sanders, of North Sioux City, S.D., just after her tour of Mardi Gras World recently. It was very nice, very entertaining. I enjoyed it. Paul Thompson, of Cheshire, England, said he was surprised by the quality of the work. It was very intricate and very colorful, much more professional than what you would surmise from a oncea-year Carnival, Thompson said. Its quite amazing. N ATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 A11 000AMNC 000A4CD Come and enjoy gourmet food paired with exquisite wines, accompanied by the smooth sounds of live jazz/R&B/soul.Wine & Food Pairing Benefit with Silent Auction Thursday, March 8, 20126-10 p.m. Skyview Clubhouse at Terra VistaTickets: $50 in advance/$60 at the door (if available)For tickets and information, call 352-563-2744Fifth Annual 0 0 0 A G B 5 0 0 0 A B I R Citrus County Animal Services Special Needs Animal Fund (SNAF) $400 Getaway Opportunity Drawing 3day/2night beach getaway Entertainment: Sally Smith-Adams Trio with Ted Stauffer and Jim Davis Sensational Salad F a s h i o n s S e l e c t e d b y J o a n M o t t F a s h i o n s S e l e c t e d b y J o a n M o t t Fashions Selected by Joan Mott $20 Donation (non-refundable) Make out checks to SNAF. Proceeds benefit the Special Needs Animal Fund (SNAF) at Citrus County Animal Services. For information call 352-503-3237 RUNWAY FOR RESCUES A Fashion Show with a Purpose Saturday, February 25, 2012 11:00 a.m. at Citrus County Resource Center 2804 W. McKnighton Ct., Lecanto S h e l t e r C h i c S h e l t e r C h i c Shelter Chic F a s h i o n s B y F a s h i o n s B y Fashions By C h r i s C h r i s Chris New Concepts International For Mardi Gras float makers, next year is here Associated Press The Captains float rolls down Orleans Avenue Saturday under rainy skies as the 2,510 members of the super-krewe Endymion present a 27-float parade titled Happily Ever After in New Orleans. Companies work a year in advance to prepare for parades NEED A REPORTER? Approval for story ideas must be granted by the Chronicles editors. Call Managing Editor Sandra Frederick at 352-563-5660.
Aurora explorer LEE WINGFIELD /NASA WallopsA rocket flies through the aurora borealis Saturday after lifting off from the University of Alaskas Poker Flat Research Range near Fairbanks, Alaska. The mission was launched by a NASA-funded group of 60 researchers studying electrical activity in the aurora borealis and the likelihood its interfering with GPS and other signals. Gingrich woos with prospect of cheap gasTULSA, Okla. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is dangling the prospect of gas as low as $2 a gallon if hes elected. The former House speaker has spoken in the past of gas dropping to $2.50 a gallon under a Gingrich administration. Mondays prediction, coming as Gingrich campaigned in Oklahoma, contrasts sharply with rival Rick Santorum, who told an Ohio audience that big-city Americans should brace themselves for $5-a-gallon gas. Both candidates are citing new sensitivity over rising pump prices to push for relaxed regulation on domestic oil production. According to AAAs daily fuel gauge, the national average Monday for a gallon of regular gas was $3.56. Rip Van Periwinkle Associated Press A Sylene stenophylla plant regenerated from tissue of fossil fruit is on display at the Russian Academy of Sciences. The plant has been regenerated from tissues found in a squirrel burrow that had been stuck in Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years. It is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds. US, Mexico agree to cooperate on energyLAS CABOS, Mexico The United States and Mexico agreed Monday to work together when drilling for oil and gas below their maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mexicos foreign minister signed the deal at a ceremony in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos as Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar looked on. The cooperation stems from an understanding that President Barack Obama and Calderon reached in 2010 to share in the profits and work together to avoid spills. Under the agreement, U.S. companies will now be allowed to partner with Mexicos national oil company in drilling. But neither country is constrained by the other. If the two governments cant agree on how to exploit a reservoir, either can take its share unilaterally. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEFS Page A12 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressOil prices jumped to a nine-month high above $105 a barrel on Monday after Iran said it halted crude exports to Britain and France in an escalation of a dispute over the Middle Eastern countrys nuclear program. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark March crude was up $1.91 to $105.15 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in the day, it rose to $105.21, the highest since May. The contract rose 93 cents to settle at $103.24 per barrel in New York on Friday. Markets in the United States were closed Monday for Presidents Day. Irans oil ministry said Sunday it stopped crude shipments to British and French companies in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on Iran. They include a freeze of the countrys central bank assets and an oil embargo set to begin in July. Irans oil minister warned earlier this month Tehran could cut off oil exports to hostile European nations. The 27-nation EU accounts for about 18 percent of Irans oil exports. The EU sanctions, along with other punitive measures imposed by the U.S., are part of Western efforts to derail Irans disputed nuclear program, which the West fears is aimed at developing atomic weapons. Iran denies the charges, and says its program is for peaceful purposes. Analysts said Irans announcement would likely have minimal impact on supplies, because only about 3 percent of Frances oil consumption is from Iranian sources, while Britain had not imported oil from the Islamic republic in six months. The price rise is more a reflection of concerns about the further escalation in tensions between Iran and the West, said commodity analyst Caroline Bain of the Economist Intelligence Unit. Banning the tiny quantities of exports to the U.K. and France involves very little risk for Iran indeed quite the opposite, it catches the headlines and leads to a higher global oil price, which is something Iran is very keen to encourage. Oil prices also rose on hopes that Greeces new bailout deal would be approved as well as by Chinas decision to boost money supply bid to spur lending and economic growth. Chinas central bank said Saturday it will lower the ratio of funds that banks must hold as reserves, a move that frees tens of billions of dollars. Oil has jumped from $96 earlier this month amid optimism the global economy may grow more this year than previously expected. J.P Morgan raised its Brent crude price forecast to as high as $135 from $120 on Monday, the April Brent crude contract was up 79 cents at $120.37 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange. Oil hits 9-month high as Iran cuts supply ERIKA SCHULTZ /The Seattle TimesKing County Sheriffs officers and other emergency officials work Sunday along Highway 2 near Stevens Pass ski resort in Skykomish, Wash., near where three skiers were killed in an avalanche. The avalanche swept the three skiers about a quarter-mile down an out-of-bounds canyon at the popular resort. A fourth skier caught up in the slide was saved by a safety device, authorities said. Associated PressSTEVENS PASS, Wash. Three skiers were killed Sunday when an avalanche swept them about a quarter-mile down an outof-bounds canyon at a popular resort, but a fourth skier caught up in the slide was saved by a safety device, authorities said. The four were among three groups of skiers about a dozen people in all making their way through a foot and a half of fresh snow on the back side of Stevens Pass when the avalanche hit. Stevens Pass is in the Cascade Mountains, about 80 miles northeast of Seattle. All were buried to some extent, but the men who died were swept approximately 1,500 feet down a chute in the Tunnel Creek Canyon area, King County Sheriffs Sgt. Katie Larson said. Most of the other skiers, all wellequipped, were able to free themselves and rushed to dig out the victims. They performed CPR on the three men to no avail, Larson said. The fourth skier who was swept down the mountain, a woman, appeared to avoid a similar fate because of the avalanche safety device she was wearing, Larson said. ESPN.com identified the survivor as professional skier Elyse Saugstad, who said she used an airbag after the avalanche hit. The men who died were believed to be in their 30s and 40s. Most of the people involved in this were well-known to the ski community up here, especially to the ski patrol, said Deputy Chris Bedker of the sheriffs searchand-rescue unit. It was their friends who they recovered. ESPN.com also reported that ESPN Freeskiing editor Megan Michelson was among the skiers and was uninjured. Michelson said the initial slide was about 30 feet wide and three feet deep, but quickly grew as it swept away Saugstad and the three victims. Saugstad said she immediately deployed the airbag from her backpack, crediting it with saving her life. I was completely buried except for my head and hands after coming to a rest, she said. Two of the victims were found nearby, while the third was carried several hundred feet farther down the mountain, Saugstad said. Michelson said the remaining skiers called for help and skied the length of the avalanche track looking for victims. The debris pile at the bottom was massive, Michelson said. Initial reports of the avalanche reached the sheriffs office just after noon, and for some time it wasnt clear whether the other skiers had also been swept up in the slide. Its been a deadly winter in Washingtons mountains. Four people disappeared in vicious storms while camping and climbing on Mount Rainier last month. The four remain missing, and authorities have said theyre hoping to find their bodies when the snow melts this summer. Across the West, there had been 13 avalanche deaths this season as of Thursday, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, which tracks avalanche deaths in the U.S. Avalanche deaths are more common in the backcountry than at ski resorts. Out of about 900 avalanche deaths nationwide since the winter of 1950-51, 32 were within terrain that was open for riding at ski resorts, according to the Utah Avalanche Center. Avalanche kills three in Wash. S. Korea holds military drills despite threats from North Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea South Korea conducted live-fire military drills near its disputed sea boundary with North Korea on Monday despite Pyongyangs threat to respond with a merciless attack. North Korea did not carry out the threat as it focuses on internal stability two months after the death of longtime leader Kim Jong Il and prepares for nuclear disarmament talks with the United States later this week. But with American forces scheduled to conduct additional military exercises with ally South Korea over the next few months, tensions are expected to remain high in the region. Washington and North Koreas neighbors are closely watching how new leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Ils son, navigates strained ties with rival South Korea, the planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and a long-running standoff over the countrys nuclear weapons programs. North Korea is prepared for a total war, and the drills will lead to a complete collapse of ties between the Koreas, the Norths Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement carried Monday by the official Korean Central News Agency. Such rhetoric has been typical of North Korean media in the past. North Koreas military maintained increased vigilance during the drills, though Seoul saw nothing suspicious, a South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff officer said on condition of anonymity. Associated Press South Korean navy sailors in a speed boat patrol around South Koreas western Yeonpyong Island Monday after finishing their exercise near the disputed sea border with North Korea. Associated PressBRUSSELS Eurozone governments worked into the night on Monday, hoping to agree on a long-awaited rescue package for Greece that would save it from a potentially calamitous bankruptcy next month, but several key points of division remained, senior officials said. Finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday were still wrangling over how to reduce Greeces debt load further and impose even tighter control over the countrys spending, and negotiations were expected to stretch late into the night. Rich countries like Germany and the Netherlands and the International Monetary Fund want to be sure that Athens can eventually survive without aid. But after months of delays, time for Greece is running out. The country needs to secure the $170 billion bailout so it can move ahead with a related $130 billion debt relief deal with private investors. That deal needs to be in place quickly if Athens is to avoid a disorderly default on a bond repayment on March 20. An uncontrolled bankruptcy would likely force Greece to leave the 17-country currency union and return to its old currency, the drachma. The finance ministers were negotiating on several fronts, trying to move Greeces other creditors to increase their commitments. The goal is to bring Greeces debt to around 120 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 the maximum the IMF sees as sustainable. At the moment, the countrys debt load stands at more than 160 percent. Last week, a new report prepared by the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF concluded that the new bailout, Greek spending cuts, and a planned 100 billion debt relief from private investors would still leave Greeces debt at almost 129 percent of economic output by the end of the decade. EU works through night on bailout ofGreece
Speedweek opens strong for NASCAR Chronicle file photo Citrus, Crystal River, Lecanto and Seven Rivers (seen competing against each other in 2011 at Citrus High School) will kick off the 2012 track and field season when all four teams meet at the Lecanto Early Bird Invitational. Crystal River is the only school to have already run a meet, Saturday at The Villages. J ENNAF RYER AP Auto Racing WriterDAYTONA BEACH Kyle Busch twice appeared destined to destroy his race car, and twice used breathtaking saves to keep on running around Daytona International Speedway. He probably shouldnt have been in position to race with the leaders. Yet there he was, bearing down on the finish line with a shot at winning Saturday nights exhibition Budweiser Shootout, and with a slingshot pass on the outside of defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, Busch pulled off a miraculous win in the first event of 2012. Not too shabby of a start to the season. NASCAR has every right to be giddy about Sundays season-opening Daytona 500, a pivotal race in sparking interest at the start of a very long season. A rain-shortened event in 2009 set the tone for a rocky year, and two lengthy delays to fix a pesky pothole in the track surface impacted the 2010 season. Then came Trevor Baynes upset victory last year, and NASCAR never looked back. The 2011 season ranked among the best in years, and ended with a phenomenal race between Stewart and Carl Edwards for the Sprint Cup championship. The two ended the season tied in the standings, with the title going to Stewart on a tiebreaker. All that momentum meant NASCAR could tweak very little during the offseason. Why mess with a good thing, right? Well, not everything was sunshine and roses. Kyle Buschs miraculous win this weekend bodes well for racing S PORTS Section B TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 Locals race to win at Citrus County Speedway on Saturday night./ B2 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Citrus County Speedway/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 NBA, NHL/ B3 College basketball/ B3 Entertainment/ B4 NASCAR drivers communicate with fans via Facebook before, after races S ANDRA F REDERICK Staff WriterDAYTONA BEACH During Saturday nights Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon got the ride of a lifetime. His No. 24 DuPont car got caught up in the big one. After contact with Kyle Buschs No. 16 car, he crashed into the wall. He then was dragged nearly 1,000 feet on the front stretch of the track on the drivers-side door and tumbled end over end five or six more times before coming to rest on the roof. Amazingly, he walked away unhurt. Within an hour, more than 5,697 Gordon fans knew he was SPORTS BRIEFS Manny Ramirez, As reach dealPHOENIX Manny Ramirez and the Oakland Athletics agreed on a minor league contract Monday worth $500,000 if hes added to the big league roster. The As announced the deal and said Ramirez is expected to report to spring training by the end of the week, in time for Oaklands first full-squad workout Saturday. He is a non-roster invitee. The 12-time All-Star is due to serve a 50-game suspension for his second positive drug test before he can play for the As. Barring rainouts, his first game could be May 30 on his 40th birthday. Ramirez ranks 14th on the career list with 555 home runs. He went 1 for 17 (.059) in five games last season for Tampa Bay.Kentucky stays No. 1 in Top 25Kentucky and Syracuse are 1-2 in The Associated Press Top 25 for a fourth straight week. The Wildcats, who have been No. 1 for five consecutive weeks and seven overall, were again a runaway choice Monday with 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Syracuse got the other first-place votes. Missouri, Kansas and Duke stayed third through fifth and are followed by Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Georgetown and Marquette. No. 18 New Mexico and No. 22 Temple are in the rankings for the first time this season. They replace West Coast Conference members Saint Marys and Gonzaga. Baylor still No. 1 in womens poll Baylor remains the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll while St. Johns rejoins the rankings. The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday for the 12th straight week after beating Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to clinch the Big 12 regular-season title. Baylor is the lone remaining unbeaten team. St. Johns is No. 20 after ending Connecticuts 99game home winning streak Saturday. The Red Storm were ranked in the preseason poll but lost to St. Bonaventure the first week. Stanford and Notre Dame move up a spot while the Huskies fall to fourth. Miami advances to fifth, followed by ACC rivals Maryland and Duke. Ohio State, Delaware and Tennessee round out the first 10. From wire reports Hampton on hand for field dedication J.M. SORACCHI ChronicleCrystal River High School renamed its baseball field Mike Hampton Field in Dec. 2002 to honor one of its most successful alumni ever. With the Pirates unveiling their new field last Thursday because of the new campus displacing the old field, Mike Hamptons name denotes the field once again. Before Crystal Rivers baseball game today against Hernando, the school will rededicate its new facility to Hampton. Even better: the namesake of the field will be on hand for a short ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. When they made the decision to modify the school and move the field, it seemed like the natural progression to rename it, Crystal River activities director Tony Stukes said. Although the official unveiling took place before the Pirates game against Lecanto last week, Tuesdays event was made possible because Hampton is in town. Hampton is a 1990 graduate of Crystal River, where he excelled at baseball and football for the Pirates. Hampton played 16 MLB seasons before announcing his retirement in March 2011. His best professional season came as a member of the Houston Astros in 1999, when the hurler went 22-4 with a 2.90 ERA and finished second in voting for the NL Cy Young award. The next year, as a member of the New York Mets, Hampton helped lead the team to the 2000 World Series. Hampton was originally a sixth-round pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 1990 amateur draft after graduating from Crystal River. We found out when he would be in and, looking at our schedule, this day fit, Stukes said. Its just a small ceremony but we felt he deserved it. Crystal River baseball field to be named 2012 Prep Track & Field PREVIEW Manny Ramirez SO YOU KNOW WHAT: Crystal River baseball field will be rededicated as Mike Hampton Field. Hampton, a 1990 Crystal River graduate who had a 16year MLB career, will be present. WHEN: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday with the Crystal River baseball team playing a game after the dedication. WHERE: Crystal River High School baseball field. COST: $4. J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentWhen you begin hearing the clacking of spikes and pop of starting pistols, you know track and field is just around the bend. County teams gear up for a new season of intense competition where every athlete strives to throw, jump and run his or her very best. CitrusCitrus sees the return of several key athletes at a variety of different events. Both teams look forward to breaking school records this season and having a number of state qualifiers. Boys head track coach James Martone believes in the level of competition his team can bring to any meet. Im anxious to get started, he said. I am a firm believer that this sports program is heading in the right direction and that you can put these kids against any school in this area and theyre going to compete. Many juniors and seniors are joining the team for the first time and finding themselves at home in different events. We have kids who have never high-jumped or long-jumped before and all of a sudden theyre out there at 19 to 20 feet, Martone said. Thats close to regional (qualifying distance). Weve got a couple of swimmers coming out for the first time, wrestlers coming out for the first time. And we want to create (that) kind of environment where everyone (can) be successful. Hurricanes girls head track coach Michelle Kiddy feels equally optimistic and looks forward to their first meet Tuesday at Lecanto. Were looking forward to a good year, she said. Were excited to get the season started. Crystal RiverBoth Pirate track teams look to have upperclassmen move further into the postseason and see new young talent build themselves up to replace any graduating stars. Im hoping to get as many kids to qualify for the upper levels as possible, Crystal River boys head coach Tim Byrne said. Im not blessed with the depth that weve had in the past, so well be looking for individual accomplishments (and) making sure that all the kids see a little bit of success through the program. Thats the main thing were trying to do this year is to see the kids improve. Girls head coach Lisa Carter concurs and would like to repeat the same level of dominance in the district as last year. Id like to see us win districts again, send (some) girls to regionals and state, Carter said. Hopefully in the high jump and I think we got a chance in the pole vault. Weve got a lot of potential there. As far as our 800 (meters goes), I think we can send a couple girls (to state as well). Overall, the girls have potential, so Im hoping we can keep them on track. Lecanto The Panther track and field squads are seeing loads of returning standouts from last year, especially girls. Lecanto girls head coach Robbie Thompson aims to compete on the same level of success that he has gotten used to in the program. Based on last years performance, my expectations are set very high for the girls, Thompson said. After seeing what they did last year ... basically (never finishing) below second place (at every meet). We finished (as) the 3A District 5 runner-up (last year). We took about 15 girls to regionals. Im excited for this year and (to) see what the girls can do, Thompson continued. My goal this year is to get more girls to the state level and I have a strong group of seniors (who) hopefully will have a strong influence over the team. I think were in good condition. The boys team sees a new addition in head coach Tony Branch, who is taking over the program for the first time. Branch has a strong group of returning athletes as well and aims for continued success. Seven Rivers Seven Rivers Christian boys and girls track head coach Tim Bowman cant wait for the upcoming season to begin. He wants to finally see what his talented group of kids can bring to the table in the regular season and beyond. Im real excited about track and field, Bowman said. Its fun and what I like about it is theres a spot for everybody. Im going to have some kids (where) their goals are to compete for the district title and move on in the regions and advance to state meets. Ill have other kids who are just having fun and happy to be here. And Im good with both of it. Its just a fun thing to do. The Warriors have many returning athletes, some of whom competed at last years state meet. Im hoping for Tiana (Miele) to advance all the way to states again, Bowman said. Im hoping for Luke (Ebert) to move on in maybe the 400 or 800 (meters). Ive got a lot of kids who are just good kids and (were) waiting to see who separates themselves. Citrus County high schools look for continued success HEADING FOR THE HEADING FOR THE Im hoping to get as many kids to qualify for the upper levels as possible. Tim Byrne Crystal River boys head coach. See SUCCESS / Page B3 Kyle Busch won the Budweiser Shootout on Saturday. See NASCAR / Page B2 See FACEBOOK / Page B2
NASCAR officials said earlier this month more than 80 percent of fans polled hated the two-car tandem style of racing that had taken over at Daytona and Talladega. Such a strong opinion forced NASCAR to spend a significant chunk of the offseason tinkering with the rules package in an effort to recreate pack racing before the Feb. 26 opener. The Shootout proved NASCAR made the right moves, and the drivers seemed overwhelmingly in favor of the racing. Its pretty wild and crazy, but, I mean, I like this better than what we had last year, definitely, said four-time champion Jeff Gordon, who rolled his car several times and wound up on his roof for what he said was the first time in his NASCAR career. Gordons night ended seconds after he nudged Busch, triggering a chain-reaction crash that also led to Buschs second save of the race. It was one of three multicar crashes the wrecks collected 23 total cars, set up a green-white-checkered overtime finish and resulted in the closest finish in race history. Buschs margin of victory was a mere 0.013 seconds, and his driving awed his competitors. I was right behind him ... and he had to catch it three times before he saved it, Stewart said. When you get 3,400 pounds moving like that, to catch it one time was pretty big. To get away from him and catch it a second time was big. The third time was big. Thats three big moments in one corner. He just never quit driving it. Theres a lot of guys that wouldnt have caught that. Im sitting there and the green is still out. Im going, Man, thats the coolest save Ive seen in a long time. H ITTINGTHEL INKS O UTDOORS Y OUTH L EAGUE S PORTS Page B2 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012C OMING T OMORROW C OMING T HURSDAY C OMING F RIDAY A DULTL EAGUE C OMING S ATURDAY C ITRUS C OUNTY S R ECREATIONALG UIDETOC ITRUS C OUNTY S PEEDWAY CITRUS COUNTY SPEEDWAYFeb. 18 race resultsOpen Wheeled Modifieds No. Drivers nameHometown 25L. J. GrimmSeffner 19Tommy SchnaderLargo 01Herb Neumann Jr.Inverness 198Wayne MorrisMalberry 03Kyle BookmillerRiverview 53Doug MillerLargo 17Rick CoffinLutz 0Troy RobinsonWesley Chapel 20Scott MillarOcala 4Jarrett SnowdenOcala 6Billy BechtelheimerDover 81Ronnie HeardSeffner 98Robbie CooperBronson 00Mike HendersonSt. Mary, GA 21Sean MonaghanStark 42Richie SmithHernando Sportsman No. Drivers nameHometown 56Brandon MorrisMulberry 4Jay WitfothBeverly Hills 51Christopher HarveyBelleview 90Cody JohnsonOcala 121Devin McLeodZephyrhills 199Brett JenkinsLakeland 28Justin MonahanClearwater 66Andy NichollsOrlando 99Cody SticklerPinellas Park 17Mike BellBrooksville 83Dennis Neighbor Sr.Clearwater 55Ernie ReedCrystal River Street Stocks No. Drivers nameHometown 3Curtis FlanaganInverness 5James PetersWinter Garden 98Bubba MartoneFloral City 10Kenny MaySpring Hill 88Craig CuzzoneLakeland 48Dora ThorneFloral City 12John HughesHernando 68Austin HughesHernando 73David KingsburyBrooksville 6Pat DentLakeland Pure Stocks No. Drivers nameHometown 76Michael MartinCitrus Springs 17Nicholas MalvertySpring Hill 123Eugene MalvertySpring Hill 9Tyler SticklerPinellas Park 65Happy FlorianLecanto 39Carl PetersWinter Garden 96Dustin DinkinsBushnell 83William StansburyInverness 20Chris IckesBrooksville 46Duane BakerHomosassa 13Neil HerneHomosassa 44Glen ColyerHomosassa 91Jeffery ByerJacksonville Mini Stocks No. Drivers nameHometown 32Jeremy SharroneFloral City 43Shawn JenkinsLakeland 98Kevin StoneDade City 50Jessey MallorySummerfield 29Chris SnowInverness 24Tim ScaliseLutz 46Shannon KennedySummerfield 71Wayne HeaterHomosassa 14Brad BlantonTavares 11Jerry DanielsWeirsdale 26Billy HolmesLeesburg 88Lenard FussellDade City 60Carson TaylorLecanto 77Kevin KnoxWesley Chapel Pro Figure-8s No. Drivers nameHometown 28Benny HarrisSpring Hill 3Cliff RousseauSt. Pete 01Mason LovePinellas Park 6Joey CatarelliPinellas Park 83Charles HerneHomosassa 4Wayne WhiteheadLargo 86Justin MeyerLargo 7Neil HerneHomosassa 88William StansburyInverness 14Wayne CalkinsSt. Pete 49Jared MeyerLargo 32Tim SharroneFloral City 94Charlie MeyerPinellas Park Outlaw Mod Minis No. Drivers nameHometown 15Doug HopperNew Port Richey 26Mike EndeeNorth Port 04Tom MeyerPinellas Park 8Matt DelaneyLargo 22Ric MillsArcadia 7Mei Mei BrandenHernando 61Paul RichardsNaples 56Blake RowanMacClerry Special to the ChronicleEighty drivers took their shot at bringing home the checkered flag, but many left emptyhanded. Twelve Sportsman cars took the green for the 25-lap feature. By the end, less than half the field saw the checkered flag. A six-row inversion put Andy Nichols (66) on the pole for the second straight feature. While he won the first feature, he fell short Saturday. Contact between Nichols and Cody Stickler (99) on 10th lap sent the drivers to the rear and out of contention. This handed the lead to last seasons division champion Brandon Morris (56). Behind him the sparks flew as Nichols and Stickler contacted each other on the 12th lap, sending both cars into the front stretch wall. Nichols and Stickler then engaged in something that looked like bumper cars under the caution. Both drivers were sent to the pits with damaged race cars. Racing resumed, but not for long. On the 16th lap, Brett Jenkins (199) attempted an inside pass on Ernie Reed (55) entering turn three and both cars hit. Reed slid up the track and Jenkins moved into second. As both cars came down the front stretch, Reed then hit the right rear of Jenkins machine, sending him head on into the turn one guard rail. The race was red flagged while the track safety crew attended to Jenkins and his destroyed racer. Jenkins emerged unscathed, but the same could not be same for his car. Two tow trucks removed the mangled machine from the track. When racing started Brandon Morris proved his 2011 championship was no fluke. He pulled away during the final nine laps for the victory Jay Witfoth (4) and Chris Harvey (51) finished second and third, respectively. Harveys third-place finish moved him to the points lead. Heat-race winners were Jenkins and Stickler.Open Wheel Modifieds Sixteen Open Wheel Modifieds followed Herb Neumann Jr. (01) to the green flag in the 40lap feature until the 17th lap caution. A yellow flag waved as Doug Miller (53) and Robbie Cooper (98) connected and ended their night with their cars in the Turn 2 wall. Just before the restart, leader Neumann had a flat left rear tire, giving the lead to Wayne Morris (198). Tommy Schnader (19) then passed Morris for the top spot. Morris was then passed by 10thplace starter L.J. Grimm (25), who battled Schnader for eight laps. Grimm took the lead by working the outside groove. Schnader was challenged for second in the final two laps by Neumann, but he had enough to hold off Neumann for second. Heat-race winners were Robbie Cooper (98) and Jarrett Snowden (4). Mini Stocks The Mini Stock division once again saw a familiar name in Victory Lane. Jeremy Sharrone (32) made the winning pass on Jessey Mallory (50) at Lap 8 to take the victory. Hot on his heals was 11th-place starter Austin Jenkins (43), who settled for second. Kevin Stone (98) finished third.Pure StocksThirteen Pure Stocks chased Michael Martin (76) for most of the feature event. Martin rocketed from 10th position to take the lead on Lap 3 and never looked back. Behind Martin, it was a familiar father-son battle with Nicholas (17) and Eugene Malverty (23) fighting for second. The younger Malverty again got the best of his father, finished second ahead of Eugene. Martin enjoyed a lead of nearly a half-lap when the checkers flew. Martin and Carl Peters (39) were heat-race winners. Street StocksA short 10-car Street Stock field saw Curtis Flanagan (3) come from the last row of the field to win his second straight feature. Flanagan had a brief battle with from row starter James Peters (5) for the lead, before making the winning pass on Lap 14. Peters held onto second well ahead of third-place finisher Bubba Martone (98). Dora Thorne (48) showed girls can drive too, picking up her first heat-race win ever to start off the night for the Street Stocks. Outlaw Modified Minis Eight Outlaw Modified Minis saw Doug Hopper (15) take the victory ahead of Mike Endee (26). Endee tried several times to make the high groove work, but just couldnt find the traction he needed to the pass. Endee settled for second ahead of Tom Meyer (04) in third. Pro FigureThirteen Pro Figure 8 cars closed the night with exciting intersection action. The event had five cautions over 20 laps, which slowed the mayhem. When the dust settled, Benny Harris (28) took the victory over Cliff Rousseau (3) in second. Ninth-place starter Mason Love (01) was third. Upcoming This Saturday night the Citrus County Speedway will have its first $5 grandstand admission night. All regular adult, student and senior citizens tickets will cost $5. As always, children under 42 inches are free. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. Visit www.citruscountyspeedway.com or call the track office at 352-726-9339 for details. A little bit of rubbin 2011 Sportsman division champion proves hes the one to beat with victory Special to the Chronicle Tommy Schnader, in the No. 19, car battled for the lead ahead of eventual winner L.J. Grimm in the No. 25 car in Open Wheel Mod ifieds. OK and said they liked the Facebook post. Another 1,222 commented. Feeling pretty good after my 1st roll in NASCAR, he wrote on his Facebook page. Thankful for safe race car. Wind is crazy here at Daytona. Qualifying will be interesting. With todays technology, posting on Facebook is a great way for drivers to instantly let fans know qualifying speeds, championship points standings, finishing place in a particular race and mechanical troubles. Almost all of the drivers interviewed during Media Day on Thursday at the Speedway said they use Facebook and Twitter to update fans on their driving status. They mix the nuts and bolts of the sport with personal tidbits. Poking around on Ryan Newmans page, one can learn he and Krissie Newman were scheduled to visit Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. Also posted is his love of engines, a picture of his daughter, Brooklyn, on her big wheel and Ryan sharing a daddy-moment with his little girl at the Clydesdale Horse Farm. Lynn Manto-Lewis wrote back: This is one of the reasons youre my driver you dont just know how to drive, but you have a heart for animals too! Furniture Row Racing driver Regan Smith said, It is a great way for us to connect with our fans. I believe if you put it out there, they will follow it. The drawback? It can be as invasive as it is helpful, Smith said. Camping World Truck Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. admits it is not one of his favorite things to do, but he still does it. He has 250,000 followers. I send tweets to my fans and they support me because of it, he said. Chronicle managing editor Sandra Frederick can be reached at 352-564-2930 or sfrederick@chronicleonline. com FACEBOOKContinued from Page B1 RIC BUSH /Special to the Chronicle Ryan Newman types on his cellphone during Speedweek at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR Continued from Page B1
Associated Press Ottawas Milan Michalek (9) and New Yorks Milan Jurcina (27) vie for the puck around the net in the first period of Mondays game in Uniondale, N.Y. The Senators shut out the Islanders, 6-0. Associated PressUNIONDALE, N.Y. Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza each scored twice, Craig Anderson made 28 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Islanders 6-0 on Monday for their third straight win. The Senators (31-22-8) moved within two points of first-place Boston in the Northeast Division and one point behind Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Karlsson opening the scoring 1:08 into the first period with his 11th of the season on a sharp-angle shot from the corner to the left of Islander goaltender Kevin Poulin. Spezza, who has seven goals and eight assists in his last six games, made it 2-0 just 27 seconds later with his 26th goal of the season. Hurricanes 5, Caps 0RALEIGH, N.C. Eric Staal had two goals and an assist, Justin Peters cruised to his first NHL shutout, and the Carolina Hurricanes routed the reeling Washington Capitals. Justin Faulk and Anthony Stewart scored in an 88-second span and Andreas Nodl added a goal during Carolinas threegoal first period. Peters needed to make 17 saves to win his second straight start. He replaced Cam Ward, who was out with an injury. Jiri Tlusty had two assists, giving him points in a team-best eight straight games. The Hurricanes led 4-0 after 40 minutes and won their third in four games, improving to 11-3-1 in their last 15 at home. Tomas Vokoun allowed two goals on seven shots before he was pulled. Michal Neuvirth made 30 saves but gave up the final three goals. Karlsson helps Senators pound Islanders 6-0 S COREBOARD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 B3 CITRUS Boys Coach: James Martone, third year. Key returners: senior Jeloni Sammy, high jump; senior Tim Wenger, 1600 and 3200 meters; senior Derick Nelson, 100 and 300 hurdles; senior Jacob Lane, pole vault; senior Daniel Gandee, 800 meters; senior James Pouncey, 100 meters. Key newcomers: freshman Cameron Grant, 800, 1600 and 3200 meters. Key losses: Christian McIntyre, 300 hurdles (state qualifier); Kyle Martone, 800 meters (regional qualifier). Girls Coach: Michelle Kiddy, second year. Key returners: senior Kylie Fagan, 800 and 3200 meters. Key newcomers: freshman Alyssa Weber, 800, 1600 and 3200 meters (holds school 5K record). Key losses: Alexandra Rawls, shot put and discus; Donnetta Del Guidice, 300 hurdles. CRYSTAL RIVERBoys Coach: Tim Byrne, 10th year Key returners: junior Corey Pollard, 400 and 800 meters; junior John McAteer, pole vault; junior Robert Speakman, triple jump; senior Napoleon Hutcherson, 400 meters. Key newcomers: sophomore Brandon Harris, 3200 meters. Key losses: Geremy DeWitt, 1600 and 3200 meters. Girls Coach: Lisa Carter, second year. Key returners: junior Delaney Caleau, 800 meters; junior Clarissa Consol, 800 meters; sophomore Haley Clark, pole vault; senior Martina Tafoya, 100 and 300 hurdles (state qualifier). Key newcomers: freshman Angela Byrne, pole vault and 100 and 300 hurdles; freshman Tina Bo, 100 and 300 hurdles and pole vault; freshman Bailey Miller, 100 and 300 hurdles and pole vault; freshman Cassidy Wardlow, high jump. Key losses: Briana Bivins, long jump, triple jump and 100 and 200 meters; Jessica Frometa, pole vault; Kristel Darrah-Stiegler, discus (All medaled at state last year). LECANTO Boys Coach: Tony Branch, first year. Key returners: senior Brandon Dawes, 100 and 200 meters, long jump and triple jump; junior Chris Fernandez-Davila, 800 and 1600 meters. Key newcomers: sophomore A.J. Mele, triple jump and long jump. Key losses: T.J. Jones, high jump/triple jump. Girls Coach: Robbie Thompson, second year. Key returners: junior Marie Buckley, high jump, triple jump and long jump; senior Anna Heinzman, pole vault; sophomore Summer Vanquelef, 100 and 300 hurdles; sophomore Andreanna Vanquelef, 400 meters; junior Kylie Sisk, triple jump and long jump; senior Alexis Strickland, discus and shot put; sophomore Kadieja Franklin, 100 and 200 meters; senior Mel Thomas, shot put and discus; junior Chloe Benoist, 800, 1600 and 3200 meters; sophomore Britny Vickers, 200, 800 and 3200 meters; junior Sierra Hogan, 100 and 300 hurdles; senior Sandi Boyington, 1600 and 3200 meters. Key newcomers: freshman Brittany Taylor, 200 and 400 meters; freshman Cheyanne Biggs, 100, 200 and 400 meters; junior Megan Straight, triple jump, long jump, and 100 and 200 meters. Key losses: Paige Cook, high jump (scholarship to USF); Aisha Peets, 200 meters and triple jump; Jennifer Taylor, 800/1600/3200 meters. SEVEN RIVERS Boys/Girls Coach: Tim Bowman, sixth season. Key returners: junior Tiana Miele, shot put (state finals); senior Luke Ebert, 400 and 800 meters; senior Sam Jones, 1600 meters; sophomore Sterling Gardner, 3200 meters; junior Holly Pafford, 400 meters. Key newcomers: freshman Julia Eckart, long jump and 300 hurdles. Key losses: Cody Beaver, shot put (state finalist). SUCCESS Continued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m.(ESPN) Illinois at Ohio State 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Kansas State at Missouri 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Clemson at Georgia Tech 9 p.m. (ESPN) Kentucky at Mississippi State NBA 7:30 p.m. (SUN) Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat NHL 8 p.m. (NBCSPT) Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks SOCCER 9 p.m. (FSNFL) UEFA Champions League: Napoli vs. Chelsea. (Same-day tape) 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 BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. Lecanto at St. John Lutheran 7 p.m. Hernando at Crystal River SOFTBALL TBA Seven Rivers at Bayshore 7 p.m. Central at Lecanto BOYS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Oak Hall at Crystal River 4 p.m. Citrus at Lecanto GIRLS TENNIS 4 p.m. Lecanto at Citrus TRACK AND FIELD 4 p.m. Citrus, Crystal River at Lecanto Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 1 8 8 CASH 3 (late) 4 8 7 PLAY 4 (early) 2 4 3 5 PLAY 4 (late) 2 7 1 6 FANTASY 5 10 18 27 30 35 NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2012.625 New York1617.4854 Boston1516.4844 New Jersey1024.29411 Toronto923.28111 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami257.781 Orlando2112.6364 Atlanta1913.5946 Washington724.22617 Charlotte427.12920 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago268.765 Indiana1912.6135 Cleveland1217.41411 Milwaukee1319.40612 Detroit1122.33314 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio229.710 Dallas2112.6362 Houston1914.5764 Memphis1815.5455 New Orleans724.22615 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City257.781 Portland1715.5318 Denver1715.5318 Utah1515.5009 Minnesota1616.5009 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers1910.655 L.A. Lakers1813.5812 Phoenix1319.4067 Golden State1117.3937 Sacramento1021.32310 Sundays Games New York 104, Dallas 97 Miami 90, Orlando 78 Cleveland 93, Sacramento 92 Detroit 96, Boston 81 Indiana 108, Charlotte 73 Houston 101, Utah 85 Minnesota 92, Philadelphia 91 Milwaukee 92, New Jersey 85 Phoenix 102, L.A. Lakers 90 Oklahoma City 124, Denver 118, OT Mondays Games Chicago 90, Atlanta 79 New Jersey 100, New York 92 Dallas 89, Boston 73 Houston 97, Memphis 93 Oklahoma City 101, New Orleans 93 Orlando 93, Milwaukee 90 Minnesota at Denver, late Washington at Phoenix, late San Antonio at Utah, late L.A. Clippers at Golden State, late Portland at L.A. Lakers, late Tuesdays Games Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m. Wednesdays Games Boston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Washington, 7 p.m. Orlando at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 8 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers573814581161116 New Jersey583420472164159 Philadelphia583219771193177 Pittsburgh593321571184160 N.Y. Islanders592526858139174 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston573520272190132 Ottawa613122870185183 Toronto592924664178180 Montreal6024261058160164 Buffalo592527757148175 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida5827201165144162 Winnipeg612926664153170 Washington592925563159168 Tampa Bay582626658163195 Carolina6023261157158181 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Detroit604117284190139 St. Louis593616779150117 Nashville593419674165154 Chicago603221771189178 Columbus591735741136195 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver593815682194144 Calgary592822965142155 Colorado602927462151168 Minnesota592624961131154 Edmonton582230650153177 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose573119769167142 Phoenix592921967152147 Los Angeles5927211165124126 Dallas592926462152167 Anaheim5925241060152168 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Buffalo 6, Pittsburgh 2 Detroit 3, San Jose 2 Chicago 3, St. Louis 1 Minnesota 2, Boston 0 New Jersey 3, Montreal 1 Anaheim 2, Florida 0 Nashville 3, Dallas 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Columbus 2, OT Winnipeg 5, Colorado 1 Vancouver 5, Edmonton 2 Mondays Games Ottawa 6, N.Y. Islanders 0 Carolina 5, Washington 0 Tuesdays Games N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Dallas at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Wednesdays Games Washington at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Boston at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m. BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with OF Manny Ramirez on a minor league contract. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with LHP Neal Cotts on a minor league contract. National League COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with manager Jim Tracy on a contract extension through the 2013 season. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with RHP Tim Dillard, RHP Marco Estrada, RHP Mike McClendon, RHP Mark Rogers and C Martin Maldonado on one-year contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATESPlaced INF Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day DL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBASuspended Boston G Rajon Rondo two games for throwing a ball at an official and striking him in the chest during a Feb. 19 game at Detroit. HOUSTON ROCKETSRecalled F Marcus Morris from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). SAN ANTONIO SPURSSigned F Eric Dawson to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFSAgreed to terms with CB Stanford Routt on a three-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINSRecalled F Carter Camper from Providence (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANESRecalled G Mike Murphy from Charlotte (AHL). MINNESOTA WILDReassigned F Jeff Taffe to Houston (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUESAssigned G Ben Bishop to Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRecalled F Trevor Smith from Norfolk (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSSent D Keith Aulie to Toronto (AHL). Central Hockey League EVANSVILLE ICEMENAnnounced F Mike Sgroi was activated from league suspension. SOCCER Major League Soccer SOCCER UNITED MARKETINGNamed Maribeth Towers senior vice president of consumer products. DC UNITEDSigned MF Dwayne De Rosario. COLLEGE ALABAMASuspended junior basketball F Tony Mitchell for the rest of the season. Reinstated senior basketball F JaMychal Green. HAMLINEAnnounced the resignation of athletic director Bob Beeman at the end of the school year. MISSISSIPPI STATEAnnounced the retirement of womens basketball coach Sharon Fanning-Otis, at the end of this season. Associated PressMILWAUKEE Dwight Howard had 28 points and 16 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 15 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-90 Monday night. The win was Orlandos third over Milwaukee in 10 days and the third straight time the Magic have overcome a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Bucks. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 22 points and Mike Dunleavy added 18. Orlandos J.J. Reddick hit a jumper from the top of the key to give Orlando an 87-86 lead with 1:38 remaining. Larry Sanders followed with a layup to give the Bucks an 88-87 lead with 1 minute to go. Howard was fouled and hit one of two free throws to tie it with 46 seconds left. Jennings hit a driving layup with 31.2 seconds left to put the Bucks back in front 90-88 before Ryan Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 18.1 seconds remaining to put Orlando up 91-90. Nelson was fouled with 10.8 seconds to go and hit both free throws for the final margin. Bulls 90, Hawks 79 CHICAGO Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his return from back pain, and the Chicago Bulls beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 90-79 on Monday. Rose looked sharp after missing the previous five games, and the Bulls played more like championship contenders after a brutal loss to New Jersey two days earlier. They led by 18 through the first quarter and were up 55-37 at halftime, but found themselves hanging on in the end after a big push by Atlanta. The Bulls were clinging to an 85-79 lead after a late 3-pointer by Jannero Pargo when Luol Deng nailed a 3 of his own to make it a nine-point game. Rose then buried a turnaround jumper to make it 90-79 with 2:10 remaining as Chicago sent Atlanta to its seventh loss in 10 games. Pargo provided a big spark off the bench for Atlanta with a season-high 19 points. Nets 100, Knicks 92 NEW YORK Linsanity ran into reality: All-Star Deron Williams wasnt getting embarrassed by the Harvard guy again. Williams scored a seasonhigh 38 points, outplaying Jeremy Lin and leading the New Jersey Nets to victory over the New York Knicks. Lin began his remarkable run against the Nets about two weeks ago, but Williams and the Nets were ready this time. Lin finished with 21 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, but Williams outscored him 36-11 through three quarters, when the Nets led by 18. Lin shot only 7 of 18 and the Knicks lost for the second time in 10 games since his emergence against the Nets on Feb. 4. Carmelo Anthony, clearly rusty in his return from a sevengame absence with a strained right groin, shot 4 of 11 and scored 11 points.Thunder 101, Hornets 93OKLAHOMA CITY Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 31 points apiece and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Hornets for their 10th straight home win. One night after a historic performance featuring big scoring nights from All-Stars Durant and Westbrook and a triple-double from Serge Ibaka, the Thunder built a 26-point lead and then had to scrap it out at the end. Jarrett Jack scored 18 points to lead New Orleans, which had a surprising three-game winning streak after losing 23 of 25. The Hornets trailed by as much as 68-42 midway through the third quarter, then made a series of runs to make it interesting right down to the final minute. New Orleans was within six before Westbrook hit four free throws in the final 48 seconds. Mavericks 89, Celtics 73 DALLAS Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and moved into the top 20 on the NBA career scoring list and the Dallas Mavericks beat the short-handed and struggling Boston Celtics. The defending champion Mavericks reached the midpoint of their regular season schedule after never trailing against Boston. Nowitzki, who also had a season-high 16 rebounds, scored all of Dallas points in a 10-2 run midway through the second quarter that pushed the Mavericks ahead by 14. They led by double digits the rest of the way. Already without suspended Rajon Rondo, absent Kevin Garnett and injured Brandon Bass, the Celtics lost starters Jermaine ONeal (sprained left wrist) and Chris Wilcox (right adductor strain) in the third quarter. Boston has lost four in a row, and six of seven. Rockets 97, Grizzlies 93 HOUSTON Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Kevin Martin added 22 and Courtney Lee hit four key free throws down the stretch as the Houston Rockets held off the Memphis Grizzlies. Houston led by seven before Memphis went on a 5-0 run to get within 91-89 with 27.4 seconds left. O.J. Mayo grabbed a rebound, took it down the court and finished with a layup to cap that spurt. Lee made a pair of free throws before Rudy Gays layup with 19 seconds remaining got Memphis back within two points. Lee hit two more free throws and Quincy Pondexters layup cut it to two again before two free throws by Lowry secured the win. Magic slip by Bucks Howard scores 28 for Orlando Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. Skylar Diggins scored 21 points and freshman Kayla McBride added 15 to lead No. 3 Notre Dame over No. 16 Louisville 68-52 on Monday, moving the Fighting Irish one step closer to a Big East title. Notre Dame (26-2, 13-1) controls its destiny in its quest for its first regularseason league championship since tying Connecticut for it in 2001 on its way to the national title. The Fighting Irish are a game up in the loss column against the Huskies with a game left against South Florida on Saturday before playing at Connecticut next Monday. Antonita Slaughter scored 12 points for the Cardinals (19-8, 8-6), who failed to reach the 20-win plateau with their fourth loss in six games. No. 11 Penn State 84, No. 8 Ohio State 66 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Nikki Greene had 25 points and 15 rebounds to help Penn State beat Ohio State, clinching at least a share of its first Big Ten title since 2004. Mia Nickson had a doubledouble with 18 points and 15 boards. She and Greene combined for 25 points and 19 rebounds alone in the first half as the Lady Lions (22-5, 11-3) built a 15-point halftime lead. It was more than enough cushion against the Buckeyes (23-4, 10-4), who never got closer than 13 the rest of the way. Penn State also clinched the top seed in the conference tournament, which starts next week in Indianapolis. Samantha Prahalis had 16 points and eight assists for Ohio State. But Monday belonged to Lady Lions, who outrebounded the Buckeyes 60-32. Notre Dame nears Big East title
Houstons dress up for auction LOS ANGELES There had to be an auction, but so soon? A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston and a pair of earrings she wore in The Bodyguard will be sold to the highest bidder next month. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Sunday that the pieces and other Houston items became available after the singers unexpected death on Feb. 11. They will be included in a long-planned sale of Hollywood memorabilia such as Charlie Chaplins cane and Clark Gables jacket from Gone With the Wind. Houstons dress is valued at $1,000 but is likely to collect much more. A vest she wore in The Bodyguard is listed at $400 and the earrings begin at $600. The auction will be held March 31 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sorvino film funded by public ALLENTOWN, Pa. Paul Sorvino might finally be over his trouble with The Trouble with Cali. The GoodFellas star and firsttime director shot the independent film in northeastern Pennsylvania six years ago after landing $500,000 in public funding. But the project ran short of cash, and politicians in Scranton demanded to know what he did with their investment. Sorvino hopes all thats in the past now that Cali is about to get its first screening. It premieres Tuesday at Arizonas Sedona Film Festival.Late bluesman to get marker GREENWOOD, Miss. Greenwood native Walter Furry Lewis will be posthumously honored Tuesday with the 150th marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. It will be placed on Carrollton Avenue near the former C&G railroad, across from the Crystal Grill. After 16 years, dance troupe takes on new continents Associated PressNEW YORK When Julian Erskine last saw the American touring company of Riverdance, he had to smile. He was in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on an October night in Costa Mesa, Calif., watching the highstepping cast electrify the crowd once again despite more than a dozen years crisscrossing the nation. To be at the back of a hall with the audience jumping to their feet at the end of the show after all these years, its just so gratifying and just so pleasing, says Erskine, the shows senior executive producer, by phone from Dublin. Even so, the end of the road is nearing. Riverdance is on an 82city farewell North American tour thats winding across the U.S. and Canada and ends in June. This month, the show left Texas, hit the Southeast and next goes to the Plains. Its certainly emotional to be saying goodbye, said Erskine. The show has been touring continuously in North America since 1996, sometimes with two companies simultaneously. While organizers insist theres still interest in the U.S., new markets beckon in South America, India and China. The touring company includes six principal dancers, 18 troupe dancers, a live five-piece band, flamenco dancer and two American tap dancers, one of whom is also a baritone soloist. Padraic Moyles, one of the principals, is dancing with a heavy heart. He joined Riverdance in 1997 and fell in love with his co-star and now wife Niamh OConnor while in the show. While he has performed elsewhere, he said American audiences are special. Anybody who joins the show from here on out and doesnt get the opportunity to perform it in America, will be missing something, he says. I hope that someday, whether its 10 years from now, it does come back so that people get to experience that reaction again. Riverdance opened at Dublins Point Theatre on Feb. 9, 1995, at a time of renewed Irish optimism and pride surrounding the onset of the booming Celtic Tiger economy. Years of relative poverty were disappearing and being Irish had a new cool, thanks to a new generation of athletes and musicians like U2 and The Cranberries. The timing couldnt have been better. We just picked up on a vibe that was happening in this country and we suddenly felt, Maybe its not so bad being Irish. Maybe we dont have to be the butt of every joke, said Erskine. It couldnt have happened five years earlier. It just wouldnt have happened. I dont think we would have had the courage to have done it. It has since been seen by an estimated 22 million people in 40 countries, from Red Square to the Great Wall of China. It made its American debut in 1996 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and packed the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway for 18 months in 2000-2001. Not bad for a show that first premiered on the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest as a seven-minute segment. The two-hour Riverdance show is loosely based on the story of Irish culture and mass immigration to America, the story woven through music and dance styles including flamenco and tap. Most of the dancing is drawn from traditional Irish step dancing, in which the arms and body move little while the feet create the sound and action. Riverdance bidding adieu to North America Birthday: The year ahead is likely to be quite memorable, with a number of happy accidents occurring. Numerous excellent changes can bring about the fulfillment of your hopes and expectations. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Its important to begin elevating your sights a bit if you see the cycle youre now entering holds tremendous promise. Dont waste the good times on frivolous activities. Aries (March 21-April 19) Chances for accomplishing your objectives look good, though youll have to bring other people in on the action. Interesting things could happen thatll bring fulfillment. 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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) When it comes to an enterprise or endeavor that you personally manage or in which you play some kind of leadership role, your luck could take a well-deserved change for the better. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Starting right now, there is a strong probability that you could experience a favorable shift in your material affairs. Be alert for what occurs, because it can have a long-range effect. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Do not look to others for leadership in an endeavor that you need to accomplish, especially if they have little knowledge of what you want or how you want it done. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) New life can be breathed into an arrangement that youve been seriously thinking of writing off. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) A relationship you recently established might greatly help you advance some plans for the future that youve had in the back of your mind. It pays to listen to everyone. From wire reports Paul Sorvino Today in HISTORY SUNDAY, FEB. 19 Fantasy 5: 3 7 9 12 27 5-of-51 winner$192,934.08 4-of-5470$66 3-of-512,285$7 Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2012. There are 314 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Feb. 21, 1912, a new phrase entered the American political lexicon as former President Theodore Roosevelt, traveling by train to the Ohio Constitutional Convention, told a reporter in Cleveland, My hat is in the ring, signaling his intent to challenge President William Howard Taft for the Republican nomination. (After losing the nomination to Taft, Roosevelt then ran as the nominee of the Progressive Party, also known as the Bull Moose Party; the resulting split among Republicans is believed to have led to Democrat Woodrow Wilsons victory in November.) On this date: In 1862, Nathaniel Gordon, captured at sea with nearly 900 Africans aboard his ship, the Erie, became the first and only American slave-trader to be executed under the U.S. Piracy Law of 1820 as he was hanged in New York. In 1916, the World War I Battle of Verdun began in France as German forces attacked; the French were able to prevail after 10 months of fighting. In 1925, The New Yorker magazine made its debut. In 1945, during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea was sunk by kamikazes with the loss of 318 men. In 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Beijing. In 1992, Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the gold medal in ladies figure skating at the Albertville Olympics; Midori Ito of Japan won the silver, Nancy Kerrigan of the U.S. the bronze. Ten years ago: The State Department declared that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was dead, a month after hed been abducted by Islamic extremists in Pakistan. Five years ago: British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced his country would withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months. One year ago: Deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafis regime, with Libyan government officials at home and abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a major government building ablaze after clashes in the capital of Tripoli. Todays Birthdays: Film/music company executive David Geffen is 69. Actress Tyne Daly is 66. Rock musician Jerry Harrison (The Heads) is 63. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 57. Actor Corbin Bleu is 23. Thought for Today: There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action. Adlai E. Stevenson, American politician and diplomat (1900-1965). 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 B3 E NTERTAINMENT Page B4 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 Associated PressNEW YORK Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who collaborated with his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on her memoir, is writing a childrens book about a mouse that goes to space. On my first space shuttle flight, we had 18 mice on board as experiments, Kelly said. And 17 of them, as soon as we got into zero gravity, stayed latched on to the side of the cage. But one of them seemed comfortable through the whole mission, like he was enjoying it. His Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story will be published in October by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. According to Simon & Schuster, which released a statement Monday, the book tells of a little mouse chosen for a space mission. While in space, the statement said, the astronauts are busy with their mission when only the smallest member of the crew can save the day. Kelly, who retired in the fall, turns 48 on Tuesday. Last year, he collaborated with Giffords on the memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, which told of her recovery from a shooting. He spoke by telephone recently with The Associated Press. The father of two girls from a previous marriage, he had long wanted to write a childrens book and said he thought of the mouse story a decade ago. But with NASA as an employer, it becomes a little complicated. Now that Im retired I can take time to do this, he noted, adding he thinks kids will have an easy time relating to Mousetronaut, which also will come out as an e-book. Many kids want to be astronauts, said Kelly, who was commander of the Endeavours final mission, which ended June 1. Mousetronaut will be illustrated by C.F. Payne, who has worked on books by John Lithgow and Steve Martin. Kellys book deal was negotiated by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, who represented Kelly and Giffords for Gabby, published last fall by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster. Gabby told of Giffords remarkable survival after being shot in the head on Jan. 8, 2011, while meeting constituents at a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords, a Democrat, resigned from Congress last month. Retired astronaut writing childrens book C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Associated Press Padraic Moyles performs in the Irish dance production Riverdance. Riverdance is currently on a 82-city farewell U.S. tour thats winding across the country and ends in June. The show has been touring continuously in North America since 1996, sometimes with two companies simultaneously. Associated Press A black velvet dress worn by Whitney Houston is among items that will be auctioned next month. Associated Press NASA space shuttle astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly is writing a childrens book about a mouse that goes to space.
Volunteer honored by state foundation Special to the ChronicleOn Friday, Feb. 17, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida presented the 2012 Sapphire Awards to recognize eight honorees for positively impacting the health of fellow Floridians. Citrus County resident Richard Moss was among those honored at the ceremony at the Wyndam Grand Orlando, Bonnet Creek. He was one of three people statewide recognized in the category of Excellence in Community Health-Individual, receiving an honorable mention and a $10,000 grant to donate to a health nonprofit of his choice. The winner in that category was Dr. Charles Mahan, dean and professor emeritus in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida and The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. Receiving an honorable mention along with Richard Moss wasJosephine Mercado, founder and executive director of Hispanic Health Initiatives (HHI) Inc. HHI educates and connects medically under-served families in Central Florida with health services by disseminating accurate information in a culturally sensitive and linguistically competent manner. According to those presenting the awards, Moss is committed to his community and improving the lives of those who are in need. One of Moss greatest accomplishments was creating the Citrus County AIDS Coalition. It is truly difficult to completely measure the total impact of Richards work in Citrus County, said LisaH EALTH & L IFE T hrough the years of writing this column, I have covered the topic of Barretts esophagus (BE) on many different occasions. One of the hot topics regarding Barretts esophagus is its relationship to the eventual development of esophageal cancer. The incidence of esophageal cancer is on the rise in developed countries, and a great deal of research is going into understanding the cause, detecting the disease early, and improving treatment outcomes. It is felt that many, if not all, cancers of the esophagus originate from the premalignant condition called BE, presumably progressing through several different phases before turning into a full blown cancer. However, thankfully, progression from normal to precancerous to cancer along this pathway is uncommon, and the vast majority of BE patients never develop esophageal cancer Dr. C. Joseph Bennett AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Barretts esophagus and smoking See BENNETT / Page C4 Dr. Sunil Gandhi CANCER & BLOOD DISEASE Keep hopes alive M r. Smith went to see his physician for a routine visit. He was found to have a high white blood cell count. He was referred to his hematologist. He had a bone marrow biopsy, which showed he has Chronic Myelomoncytic Leukemia, or CMML. This is a rare condition and it is a form of myelodysplasia. There are many different kinds of white blood cells, or WBC. They can be neutrophil, lymphocyte, monocyte, etc. In CMML, patients have an elevated number of monocytes in the blood, with a monocyte count of at least 1,000. Often, the monocyte count is much higher, causing the total white blood cell counts to become very high as well. About 15 percent to 30 percent of patients go on to develop acute myeloid leukemia a condition that is much more serious. He was diagnosed up North. For one year, he received no treatment. When he developed symptoms, the doctor tried palliative See GANDHI / Page C4 M edicine in the 21 st century has advanced rapidly, and is at a very sophisticated level, and people are living longer and healthier lives. But one of the things that has not kept up the pace with research and science and development of new techniques is language and communication between the patient and the doctor. Physicians spend many years to learn and hone their skills to treat and cure patients. But if doctors do not listen, and patients do not tell us the truth, it is difficult to get the optimal result. The way language and communication works is the patient must tell us all of the information, and he or she must be accurate. Then it is the doctors job to explain the planned treatment, whether it is medicine or surgery, and do it in such a way the patient understands, or it is likely the patient will not be compliant. This type of breakdown can affect the patients outcome. Compounding this problem includes the fact about one-fourth to one-third of adults lack basic reading and writing skills, and also the fact medicine has gotten very complicated. All you have to do is listen to one of those TV commercials that rattles off all of the possible side effects or complications, and you realize how difficult the decision-making process becomes to treat patients, and why it is so important to communicate. The financial impact of this problem is somewhere between a Language and communication in medicine A few years ago, my husband shared a short story in our family Bible study. He talked about an older woman hed met who was struggling with her finances and couldnt pay to have her car fixed. She had to make a choice between her rent and her transportation to work. He used it as a teaching moment for our kids by explaining that many people are so strapped that they often had to make very difficult choices. He spoke about how we should all find ways of helping others, that we should have kind eyes toward the world. Our son, John, quizzed his dad incessantly about the old woman, shadowing him after our Bible study, wanting details about her situation. My husband said we were going help the woman pay for the car repair and he was happy that John was concerned about her. The next day, John came to his dad and handed over all of his earnings from chores. Hed been saving up for some toy he couldnt live without, begging me for days on end to give him jobs to fund his fabulous new obsession. He proudly told his dad he had $25 to pay for the old womans car and turned on his heel to go torment his sister for a while. I was surprised at how much the womans predicament affected him. I was touched that he could freely and easily drop his priority and elevate hers. This was such a kind eyes toward the world moment that it really struck me. Johns act was one of pure giving. There was no guile, no conflict, no inner turmoil. He Banish selfish thoughts See HESS / Page C5 See GRILLO / Page C5 Dr. Denis Grillo EAR, NOSE & THROAT Section C TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE INSIDE Dr. Cheryl McFarlandBryant / Page C2 Dr. Frank Vascimini / Page C5 Yvonne Hess WALKING THE WALK Richard Moss received $10,000 grant. Microchip medicine Remote-controlled chip implant delivers bone drug L AURANN EERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON Medication via remote-control instead of a shot? Scientists implanted microchips in seven women that did just that, oozing out the right dose of a bonestrengthening drug once a day without them even noticing. Implanted medicine is a hot field, aiming to help patients better stick to their meds and to deliver those drugs straight to the body part that needs them. But Thursdays study is believed the first attempt at using a wirelessly controlled drug chip in people. If this earlystage testing eventually pans out, the idea is that doctors one day might program dose changes from afar with the push of a button, or time them for when the patient is sleeping to minimize side effects. The implant initially is being studied to treat severe bonethinning osteoporosis. But it could be filled with other types of medication, said co-inventor Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its like Star Trek, said Langer, who co-authored the study appearing Thursday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Just send a signal over a special radio wave, and out comes the drug. Todays medication implants continuously emit their drugs until they run dry. One example is a dime-sized wafer that oozes chemotherapy directly onto the site of a surgically removed brain tumor, targeting any remaining cancer cells. Another is a contraceptive rod that is implanted in the arm and releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. A next step would be more sophisticated implants that release one dose at a time, programmable to skip or add a dose as needed, said biomedical engineer Ellis Meng of the University of Southern California. Meng wasnt involved with the MIT study but also is developing this kind of technology, and called Thursdays report an important milestone. Women with severe osteoporosis sometimes are prescribed daily injections of the bone-building drug teriparatide, known by the brand Forteo. But many quit taking it because of the hassle of the shots. In the study, the microchip held doses of that drug inside tiny wells that are sealed shut with a nano-thin layer of gold. Sending a wireless signal causes the gold on an individual well to dissolve, allowing that dose to diffuse into the bloodstream, Langer explained. In a doctors-office procedure, the microchip was implanted just below the waistline into eight women with osteoporosis in Denmark. Testing found one microchip wasnt responding to the signals. The other seven women had their implants programmed to automatically emit a once-a-day dose beginning eight weeks later. The chips could have begun working right away, said Robert Farra, CEO of MicroCHIPS Inc., a Massachusetts company that has licensed the device and funded the study. But animal research showed a scar tissue-like membrane forms around the pacemaker-sized implant. So he waited until that blockage formed to signal the first of 20 once-a-day doses to begin, to see if the drug could get through. Blood testing showed the implant delivered the drug as effectively as the womens usual daily injections, and the device appeared to be safe, the researchers reported. It will take large-scale studies to prove the implant works as well as the long-used shots, cautioned osteoporosis specialist Dr. Ethel Siris of New YorkPresbyterian Hospital/Columbia University. Theyre a long way from proving that this mode of administration is going to work, she said. But its an intriguing idea because its daunting to have to take a daily shot. Farra said his company hopes to begin a larger-scale test, using a chip that can hold 365 doses, in 2014. While doses of this osteoporosis medicine typically arent adjusted, he said, the eventual goal is for patients to carry a cell phone-sized device that would provide wireless feedback to the doctor who programs their implants. Associated Press This undated handout photo provided by MicroCHIPS Inc. of Massachusetts shows the drug delivery device, right, next to an everyday computer memory stick. Medication via remote-control instead of a shot? Scientists implanted a microchip in seven women that did just that, oozing out the right dose of a bonestrengthening drug once a day without them even noticing. Implanted medicine is a hot field, aiming to help patients better stick to their meds and to deliver those drugs straight to the body part that needs them. See VOLUNTEER / Page C5 Area resident Richard Moss works with Citrus County Family Resource Center
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers : To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is also required. All blood donors will be entered to win an Apple iPad 2 drawing Feb. 29.The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, Walden Woods Community, 7086 W. Eatonshire Path, Homosassa. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Citrus Memorial Health System, 502 Highlands Blvd., Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Citrus Memorial Health System, 502 Highlands Blvd., Inverness. All day Friday, Feb. 24, blood mobile in Marion County. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Inverness Moose Lodge 2112, 221 S. Haid Terrace, Lecanto. 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, First United Methodist Church of Homosas sa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, College of Central Florida, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, Citrus County Detention Facility, 2604 W. Woodland Ridge Drive, Lecanto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Upcoming seminars at the SHARE Club at CMHS. Call 352-560-6266 to register. Living With Low Vision 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Those with low vision can improve their quality of life through vision rehabilitation services that will teach them how to use their remaining vision more effectively. Annual Estate Planning Seminar 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22. Brian Fitzpatrick, a financial planner with Edward Jones, leads this seminar about estate planning, income and estate tax updates, wills and trusts. Call 352-344-6905 to RSVP space. ED (Erectile Dysfunction) 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23. How ED relates to cardiovascular disease and what low testosterone is, presented by Dr. Michael Desaute. Diabetic Cooking Classes noon to 2 p.n. Feb. 29. Time to get your Plate in SHAPE This class will focus on making healthier, diabetic friendly versions of classic recipes without losing the taste. Free blood pressure and glucose checks will be available at 11:30 a.m. before the program begins. Space is limited and reservations are required. Pillars of Health eightweek DVD class, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 22 at Huffmans Health Foods in Crystal River, next to Kings Bay Shopping Center, based on author Don Colberts book of the same name. Class size is limited; call Marianne at 352-6287330 to pre-register. INVERNESS Hospice of Citrus County will provide Orientation Training for individuals interested in learning more about hospice and hospice volunteer opportunities, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. The class provides an overview of Hospice philosophy and history. Teens and high school students are encouraged to attend. Volunteering for Hospice of Citrus County will provide community service hours for the Bright Futures Scholarship and other academic needs. To register for this class or to request training for your group, contact Volunteer Services Manager Debbie McManamy at 352-527-2020 or email DMcManamy@hospiceofcitrus county.org. Heart Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Citrus Memorial Healthcare Center at Sugarmill Woods, 7945 S. Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa.Free health screenings will include: Cholesterol screening. Glucose testing. Blood pressure screening. Body mass index screening. Heart health information and resources will also be available including: 1-minute CPR training. Smoking cessation information. Nutrition information and healthy snack samples. Stroke information. Support groups. During the fair, physicians and nurses will be on hand to speak with patrons on heart-related topics, including cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, womens heart disease and diabetes. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Call Citrus Memorial Heart Center at (352) 344-6416. Free six-week tobacco dependence program by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 28 at the Allen Ridge CMHS campus on County Road 491 in Lecanto, 522 N. Lecanto Highway. Participants are eligible to receive up to four weeks of free products including gum, patches and lozenges.To register, call 813-929-1000 and speak to Tobacco Cessation specialist Veronique Polo.For information on other support programs provided by RBOI, call Wendy Hall, LCSW medical social worker, at 352-527-0106. Citrus Memorial Health System and Publix will host a free cooking course for diabetics from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Citrus Memorial Auditorium. Color your Palate will be presented by one of Citrus Memorials registered dietitians who will teach participants how to control diabetes through lifestyle change. The dietitian will offer a cooking demonstration, ideas and recipes on healthy and tasty favorites. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Call 352-560-6266 to reserve a seat. C2 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE Health NOTES See NOTES / Page C3 Fighting pain, inflammation of arthritis J ust recently, I was asked why we dont have a cure for arthritis. In order to address a cure, we need to look at the commonality in all forms of arthritis inflammation. Then we need to examine the causes and contributing factors of inflammation. There are acute and chronic states of inflammation with different causes. Both states can be brought about by a hereditary autoimmune response. These states can be managed with preventive diet, exercise, chiropractic and anti-inflammatory agents, such as prescription steroids, analgesics which are non-steroid and by herbal anti-inflammatory supplements. When you saw chiropractic mentioned, hopefully that drew your attention. New studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments/manipulations have reduced the inflammatory states in both people and in rats. One such study was performed by Dr. Xue-Jun Song at Parker Chiropractic College in which the physiology of the rats changed in response to instrument adjusting to their lumbar spine. The study demonstrated chemical and vascular changes after adjustments to the lower lumbar spine of the rats. Rats have a great deal in common with humans and medical studies using rats can indicate how the human body will respond. This study was publicized in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. A similar study was performed on people at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. This human study showed that spinal manipulation/ adjustment in asymptomatic subjects displayed gradual reduction of two inflammatory cytokines: tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin factor 1 beta. This work was later extended to include the reduction of another pro-inflammatory interleukin-6 after spinal adjustment. Then the study focused on patients with chronic/recurrent neck pain using 27 chronic neck pain patients and 13 asymptomatic control people. This study also used nitric oxide production as well as blood levels of the above-mentioned cytokines. Cytokines are chemical mediators used as markers for biophysiology. This study was also published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. As an aside, the latest study of neck pain comparing results for different types of intervention was released in Jan. 2012 and funded by the National Institute of Health. This study compared the use of medication, physical therapy, exercise and chiropractic for patients having neck pain for between two weeks and three months duration. The study suggests that chiropractic manipulation and simple neck exercises that imitate a chicken bobbing its head back can alleviate neck pain. Inflammation comes as a result of some type of assault as well. This can be chemical from chemicals found in cigarette smoke, food additives and even medications. The assault can be mechanical as in the case of an injury or micro trauma as in repetitive motion syndromes. Here, lifestyle changes are needed for prevention such as avoiding smoke, eating a natural diet instead of prepackaged food and limiting medication use to the greatest extent. Food allergies trigger or increase the inflammatory response. Avoiding foods that you are sensitive or allergic to is important. Getting up frequently from your desk or chair and exercising helps, as does stretching. For people who work using tools, the need for stretching fingers, wrists and shoulders is of greatest importance. People who often squat need to stretch their hamstrings. Changing your work station or methods may be necessary to improve your posture and body mechanics. Learning to use your non-dominant hand more may help relieve stress on the dominant side. There are many ways to decrease or avoid inflammation. Simply relying on medication to decrease inflammation is not a good idea, as all medications have side effects and put extra stress on your body. Thats because the liver must detoxify your body as a result and your kidneys must clear the medication from your body. Whether or not you have an auto-immune disease, be proactive and do all that you can to prevent or reduce arthritis. Contact Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant at 352-795-8911 or visit www. crystalriverchiropractic.com. Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant BETTER HEALTH HEALTH NOTE GUIDELINES Support group information will list monthly meetings first, as space is available, then weekly meetings. It is the responsibility of each organization to inform the Chronicle about changes to existing listings. 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She was diagnosed in 2009 with stage III triple-negative breast cancer. Wirth lives with her husband in Spencerport, N.Y. The next WBC support meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. March 9 at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in Lecanto. Any women diagnosed with breast cancer or finished with treatment are welcome to join. Call Judy Bonard 352-527-4389. Guest speaker
SPRING HILL Oak Hill Hospital Partners Club events during March. The hospital is at 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. Visit OakHillHospital.com. 9 a.m. to noon March 5 AARP driving classes. 10 a.m. March 6 blood pressure test. 10:30 a.m. March 7 Friendly Four Band. 9 a.m. to noon March 12 AARP driving classes. 10 a.m. March 13 blood pressure test. 10:30 a.m. March 14 Friendly Four Band. 10 a.m. March 16 Blarney Party. 10 a.m. March 20 blood pressure test. 10:30 a.m. March 21 Friendly Four Band. 12:30 p.m. March 21 Meet & Eat. 10 a.m. March 27 blood pressure test. 10 a.m. to noon March 27 hearing screening and ear wax removal. 10:30 a.m. March 28 Friendly Four Band. Catholic Charities DOSP has openings in its respite program that meets from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills. The program is for people with early stage Alzheimers disease and other memory loss illnesses including stroke, Parkinsons disease or senile dementia. It offers caregivers short-term, dependable relief from day-to-day responsibilities, while providing loved ones the opportunity to participate in planned activities and loving relationships. For more information or to make an appointment to observe the program, call Clara Makoid at 352-422-7731. OCALA Avante at Ocala 2021 S.W. First Ave., a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, is seeking friendly people to interact with the people who live here. If interested in helping with any of the following, contact Patty Hughes, activity director at 352-732-0072. Bringing your pet to visit. Helping with bingo. Helping residents play board games in the evening. Assisting/teaching the residents to use the internet or Wii games. Filing/painting ladies nails. Providing pastoral visits or spiritual support. Visiting individuals who have little support. Support GROUPS Positive Christians is a new support group forming for people with HIV/AIDS and the parents, family and friends who love them. Call 352-601-3243. Parents Helping Parents Heal of Citrus County, a support group for parents who would like to meet others who have experienced the loss of a child: visit helpingparents heal.net or email helping email@example.com. Club Cirrhosis support group for expanding medical knowledge about the effects of alcohol on the human body. Alcohol affects the liber, brain and behavior. A person does not know any of this is happening until serious medical problems, car wrecks and negative social behavior appear. The group is for prevention. Call 727-455-6432. National Osteoporosis Foundation Citrus County Support Group, 1 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly at the Citrus Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Each month, we have a different speaker. This month it will be Dr. Cheryl McFarland Bryant. Call Laura Henderson at 855-592-7772 or email TheBoneZone2010@yahoo.com. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter Cancer Support Group (including Multiple Myeloma), 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill. There is no charge and light refreshments are provided. Contact: Lourdes Arvelo, LCSW, patient services manager, at 813-963-6461 ext. 11, Lourdes.Arvelo@lls.org or visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website at www.lls.org. Look Good ... Feel Better a free two-hour session for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Cancer & Blood Disease Center, Lecanto, and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Lecanto. Call Joann Brown at 352-341-7741 or the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665 to register.Weekly meetings Recovery from Food Addiction, 1 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave., Room 5 in Inverness. For details or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit: www.foodaddicts.org. Depression and anxiety peer support group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Central Ridge Library. For information, call 352-513-4296. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S. 19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced Life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352-212-0632. GriefShare Recovery Seminar and Support Group : 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays to March 28 at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, 4221 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto, $15. Child care is provided. Call 352-746-6200 or visit www. sevenrivers.org. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8 p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 S. U.S. 41. Crystal River AFG: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Last Resort AFG: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Lecanto AFG: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Beginners Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352621-0599. Visit the website: www.ncintergroup.com. AC Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsforchrist.com. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group 6 p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous : Easy Does It, 8 p.m. Monday and Saturday, Lions Den, U.S. 41, Floral City. It Works How and Why, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and noon Sunday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. Focus on Recovery, 8 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Grover Cleveland Boulevard, Homosassa. Recovery on the River, 8 p.m. Monday and Friday, Lecanto Church of Christ, State Road 44 and County Road 491, Lecanto; 8 p.m. Sunday 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto, east of C.R. 491 and S.R. 44. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the meeting facilities listed. Information line: 352-382-0851. Overeaters Anonymous : 5 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Episcopal Church. Call Rits at 352-382-8503. Voices of Recovery, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center (V.A. building) on County Road 491, Lecanto. Call Dolores at 352-746-5019. Solution, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Call Marilyn at 352726-9112. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 352-564-0198. The Circle of Love, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The New Beginning, 7 p.m. Fridays at Our Lady of Grace, Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The Encouragers Support Group has been helping people deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar and more for more than 15 years. Weekly meeting. Call 352-637-3196. Anorexia and bulimia anonymous 12-step support group, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at the Yana Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River (behind the police station). Call Charmaine at 352-422-3234. Independent Living Skills, Peer Support and Literacy workshops, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays at the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, 3774 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Call Cathy Jackson at 352-5278399. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, offers two free weekly womens domestic abuse support groups: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Child care available. Call CASA at 352-344-8111. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Citrus H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C3 Class of heartburn drugs may cause abdominal woes Q : Why is the FDA warning people about using drugs for heartburn? A: On Feb. 8, the FDA issued a Safety Announcement that the use of stomach-acidreducing drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea that does not improve. Symptoms include watery stool, abdominal pain and fever, and patients may go on to develop more serious intestinal conditions. The disease can also be spread in the hospital. Factors that may predispose an individual to developing CDAD include advanced age, certain chronic medical conditions, and taking broad spectrum antibiotics. Treatment for CDAD includes the replacement of fluids and electrolytes and the use of special antibiotics. The FDA is working with manufacturers to include information about the increased risk of CDAD with use of PPIs in the drug labels. Prescription PPIs are used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach and small intestine ulcers, and inflammation of the esophagus. Prescription Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Drugs Generic name/found in brand name(s) dexlansoprazole/Dexilant esomeprazole magnesium/ Nexium esomeprazole magnesium and naproxen/Vimovo lansoprazole/Prevacid omeprazole/Prilosec omeprazole and Sodium bicarbonate/Zegerid pantoprazole sodium/Protonix rabeprazole sodium/AcipHex Over-the-counter (OTC) PPIs are used to treat frequent heartburn. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Drugs Generic name/found in brand name(s) lansoprazole/Prevacid 24HR omeprazole magnesium/ Prilosec OTC omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate/Zegerid OTC omeprazole/Omeprazole The FDA is informing patients who use a PPI of the following: Seek immediate care if you use PPIs and develop diarrhea that does not improve. This may be a sign of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD). Your health care professional may order laboratory tests to check if you have CDAD. Do not stop taking your prescription PPI drug without talking to your health care professional. Discuss any questions or concerns about your PPI drug with your health care professional. If you take an OTC PPI drug, follow the directions on the package carefully. Meanwhile, the FDA is also reviewing the risk of CDAD in users of histamine H2 receptor blockers. H2 receptor blockers are used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach and small intestine ulcers, and heartburn. H2 receptor blockers are marketed under various brand and generic drug names as prescription and OTC products. A table of prescription and OTC H2 receptor blockers are found below: Prescription H2 Receptor Blocker Drugs Generic name/found in brand name(s) cimetidine/Tagamet famotidine/Pepcid, Duexis nizatidine/Axid, Nizatidine ranitidine/Zantac, Tritec Over-the-Counter (OTC) H2 Receptor Blocker Drugs Generic name/found in brand name(s) cimetidine/Tagamet HB famotidine/Pepcid Complete, Pepcid AC nizatidine/Axid AR ranitidine/Zantac Richard P Hoffmann, Pharm.D., has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Send questions to him at 2960 E. Coventry Court, Hernando, FL 34442. Richard Hoffmann ASK THE PHARMACIST See GROUPS / Page C4 NOTES Continued from Page C2 000AMS3 000AF0Z
County at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Bailey Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1900 State Road 44 W., Inverness. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 352-503-3262. The National DBSA Associations number is 800-826-3632. Celebrate Recovery : 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Christian Recovery Fellowship Church, 2242 W. State Road 44. Call 352726-2800. 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Churchs Student Ministries Building. Call 352-746-6200. Gulf to Lake Church Ministry Complex, West Gulf-toLake Highway in Crystal River. Dinner at 6 p.m. Fridays, followed by largeand smallgroup time and a Coffee Caf at 9. Call 352-586-4709. Nature Coast Ministries seeks to help the homeless and hurting of Citrus County. We offer referrals to Celebrate Recovery, call 352-563-1860. Overcomers Group for people recovering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or other out-of-control habits, 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sanctuary, 7463 Grover Cleveland Blvd. Call Paul at 352-628-2874. Dunnellon Life Recovery group for adults where addiction, compulsion and co-dependency issues are dealt with, at 7 p.m. Mondays at Rainbow Springs Village Church, 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon. Call Char at 352-465-1644 or Nancy at 352-794-0017. SPRING HILL Parkinsons Tai Chi Group 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the private dining room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Call Charissa Haffner at 352-346-8864. Organizations Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352-6884537 or 800-772-8672. Website: www.alzsupport.com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Join the Alzheimers Association online community at www.alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_ message_boards_lwa.asp Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30 p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2 p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009. First United Methodist Church of Homosassa has several support groups that run on a monthly basis. All groups are open to the public and free of charge, and meet at 1 p.m. in Room 203 in the Administration Building: First Monday: diabetic support group. Second Monday: Alzheimers/dementia caregivers support group. Fourth Monday: stroke survivors support group. Memory Lane Respite offered weekly for people with Alzheimers/dementia. Anyone bringing a loved one for the first time is encouraged to come early to fill out information forms. Call 352-628-4083 for meeting dates. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198-bed, not-forprofit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. Support group meetings are in the CMHS Administration Building unless indicated. ACS Man to Man Prostate Support and Education Program, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday monthly. Meetings are in the conference room at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute at 522 N. Lecanto Highway in Allen Ridge Medical Mall. Call 352-527-0106. AHEC Quit Smoking Group: 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N, Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. Call 813-929-1000, ext. 213. Breast Cancer Support Group: 11:30 a.m. the second Friday, Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Citrus Cancer Support: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday, cafeteria meeting room. Call Carol at 352-726-1551, ext. 6596 or ext. 3329. Cancer Support: at Cancer Treatment Center. Call Jeannette at 352-746-1100 for date and time. Diabetes Support Group: Call Carol McHugh, R.N., at 352-341-6110 for details. Head and Neck Cancer Support: Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Contact Wendy Hall for upcoming schedule at 352-527-0106. Heart-Healthy Eating Workshop: 1:30 to 3 p.m. second Wednesday every other month, CMHS Medical Office Building. Call 352-560-6266 or 352-344-6538 to registration. Look Good Feel Better Group: monthly at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council. A licensed cosmetologist is present to advise women about many issues. For information or to register, call American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665. Mended Hearts Support Group: 10 a.m. second Friday, Gulf Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. Ostomy Support: 2 p.m. third Sunday, Cypress Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Steve Spielman at 352-2294202, Sue Penner at 352-5607918, Sharon Brummer at 352-382-4446 or Betty or Mel Shipley at 352-341-0005. Stroke Support Group of Citrus County: 3 to 4 p.m. third Wednesday, CMHS Annex Building, State Road 44 across from Walgreens. Call 352-3446596 or 352-344-1646. Hospice of Citrus County support groups and workshops. Call 866-642-0962 or 352-527-2348 for details. Grief workshops: 1 p.m. Thursday HoCC Clinical Office, 326. S. Line Ave., Inverness. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Newly Bereaved Grief Workshop, Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane., Homosassa. Grief support groups: 11 a.m. Tuesday Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 9 a.m. Wednesday Griefs Journey...A Walking Group, Whispering Pines Park (Parking Area E). 10 a.m. Thursday Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. 2 p.m. second Thursday Hospice of the Nature Coast Levy Office, 24-B County Road 40 E., Inglis. 10:30 a.m. Saturday First United Methodist Church, 831 Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Evening Support Groups (for working people) 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 8 to Dec. 27 (eight-week grief workshop) A Time to Heal Hospice of Citrus County Clinical Office, 326 Line Ave., Inverness. Social support: 10 a.m. Tuesday Franks Family Restaurant, 2780 N. Florida Ave., Hernando. 1 p.m. first Thursday Skeets Barbeque Restaurant, 3887 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. 3:30 p.m. Friday Joes Family Restaurant, 911 W. Main St., Inverness. 11:30 a.m. third Tuesday LIFT luncheon (widows/widowers), Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club; call 352-527-2348, ext. 1507 for reservations. GROUPS Continued from Page C3 treatment with Hydrea. When that failed, he was started on Vidaza, a form of intravenous drug, which works well in myelodysplasia. My patient had a markedly enlarged spleen and liver. This was causing some abdominal pain and pain while bending. Unfortunately, the doctor gave three to four months of trial with Vidaza, and his WBC count increased and so it was stopped. He came to Florida with a poor and essentially terminal prognosis. He was not on any medications for his CMML. His WBC count was very high and other blood cells, like platelets and RBC, were very low. He was terminal. When he came to see me, he was feeling very poorly. I gave him the option of trying a new drug called Decitabine, or consider hospice. He knew that his overall prognosis was poor, but he was not ready to quit. I started him on Decitabine; this is given intravenously as an outpatient procedure in my office over about an hour. It is given five days in a row (Monday to Friday) once a month. He responded well to the treatment. Just after one treatment, his WBC count normalized, his platelet count increased to normal. His liver and spleen are shrinking and he is doing very well. He is tolerating the treatment very well. This is a classical example of keeping hopes alive and not giving up. This patient continued to fight but did not give up and so he is doing much better. New advances in cancer are coming every day and if we continue to fight, many times it helps. Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of the American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@ tampabay.rr.com or call 352-746-0707. GANDHI Continued from Page C1 or high-grade dysplasia precancerous changes. However, some do, and the factors distinguishing the small minority of patients who do progress remain unknown at this time. We certainly have our suspicion about many possible causes, including smoking, drinking and chronic reflux, but to date, the true cause has not been determined. This highlights the importance of identifying lifestyle factors that may contribute to cancer progression, and thus give us a plan to modify our lifestyle to lower the risk. Now, according to a new study in the journal Gastroenterology, scientist have found that patients who have BE and smoke tobacco have a two-fold increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. BE patients who smoke also double their risk for developing advanced precancerous cells. While looking at many different factors and potential causes, researchers found that tobacco smoking emerged as the strongest lifestyle risk factor for cancer progression. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol consumption, which I mentioned above, did not seem to increase the cancer risk in this group of patients with Barretts esophagus. In this study, researchers analyzed data on patients from 1993 to 2005 who were involved in one of the largest population-based studies ever done, with more than 3,000 BE patients worldwide followed for many years. In this group, doctors found that 117 of the patients developed dysplasia or cancers of the esophagus or stomach. For the first time in such a large study, researchers were able to get information about smoking at the time a person was first diagnosed with BE to see how this influenced cancer risk years later. This is important for reducing bias known to be associated with asking patients about their smoking habits in the past. Current tobacco smoking, regardless of the number of daily cigarettes, was significantly associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer. This is very good news, but it also highlights a point I have made many times in the past. If you smoke, you need to quit, not just slow down. There is no safe level of smoking activity. This suggests that reducing the number of cigarettes smoked per day will not reduce the risk of cancer in BE patients. Yes, you need to quit, not just cut back. Now, the news of tobacco use being tied to cancer is not new to any of you. Tobacco smoking has long been established as highly carcinogenic or cancercausing agent. Barretts esophagus patients who smoke should start a smoking cessation program immediately. The faster you stop, the better. Although these findings need to be confirmed in future studies, the studys researchers suggest that tobacco smoking be discouraged, and smoking-cessation strategies considered in BE patients in order to reduce future cancer risk. Further, identifying modifiable lifestyle factors that influence cancer progression may provide an additional cost-effective method of alleviating future cancer burden in this group of cancer patients. Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board-certified radiation oncologist, member of the Citrus County Unit and Florida Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer, hosted by Dr. Bennett, on WYKE TV, at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. BENNETT Continued from Page C1 C4 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE 000AN5V When you cant go anywhere without one. People over the world are dealing with the distressing effects of overactive bladderjust like you. 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Wings education series: th Tuesdays @ 2 Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. Feb. 28: Memories: Caring for those with Alz heimers Disease/Dementia. Teen Encounter and Camp Good Hope Camps for grieving children/teens offered in April and October. HPH Hospice, in partnership with the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, offers Caregivers Support Groups for caregivers of dementia or Alzheimers patients. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome to join. Call Sue Piatek at 352-5274600 with questions. First Tuesday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 550 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. Second Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Sunflower Springs Assisted Living Community, 8733 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa (respite care available). Fourth Tuesday, 5 p.m., Emeritus at Barrington Place, 2341 W. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486 east of C.R. 491), Lecanto (respite care available). Weekly ongoing Bereavement Group from HPH Hospice and St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, available to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1071 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Crystal River. Free. Call Paul Winstead at 352-527-4600. gave everything only because it was needed by someone someone he would never meet. I try to keep this memory in my mind to prompt me into action when I see someone in need. I have to admit, I occasionally have pains of inner turmoil about demoting a priority of mine. Its so hard to walk away from one of my fabulous little obsessions. A selfish stew of fatigue and frustration can easily slosh over to blind my kind eyes toward the world. In a heartbeat, I can get miserly with my money, my time, and my emotions. I have to give myself a quick emotional slap, because I cant even tolerate myself when Im like that. Living in recovery means a life free of self-deception and falsehood. Recovery also means we are constantly challenged to investigate selfish thoughts and actions. In times of inner turmoil I immediately know that Im in an emotional tantrum. My recovery tells me to challenge myself and pry open my eyes to see with clarity what my selfish nature wants me to miss the needs of another. I then see the memory of my sons guileless act of kindness. A razor-sharp flash of clarity puts me back in reality. From a balanced mindful place I can then reach out to meet the need freely and easily. Im a work in progress. Its taken a lot of practice for me to get beyond myself and see the reality of another person especially when Im not at my best. But Ive seen the results of my choices to reach out. There have been numerous positives for both the lives Ive touched and to myself. When I have kind eyes toward the world, I find the world has kind eyes reflected back toward me. Yvonne Hess is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) with an International Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) who works for the Citrus County Health Departments Phoenix Program. She can be reached at 352-527-0068, ext. 251, or yvonne_hess @doh.state.fl.us. HESS Continued from Page C1 half and three-quarters of a billion dollars a year, according to estimates. When it comes to medical treatment, some studies suggest only 15 percent of the population is proficient with following through with their recommendations, and about another 55 percent are adequate at doing so. That means a full third of the adult population could potentially fall through the cracks with regard to getting proper care. Studies have also suggested there are certain population groups that are at more risk: Senior citizens, adults who have not completed a high school education, and certain ethnic groups including Hispanics and African-Americans. One study done in 2002 by a gerontology group came up with a rather unusual finding that the affluent adult population has about one-third of their members who have a very limited ability to read and write. It did not stop them from being successful or wealthy, but it still could harm them when it comes to their health care. Not only do poor language and communication skills erode the doctor/patient relationship, but also could stimulate a lawsuit. There are estimates as much as three-quarters of all medical malpractice lawsuits stem from a communication problem. Inadequate explanation or understanding of the diagnosis and treatment, and not involving the patients family or relatives during the diagnosis and treatment process can lead to misinformation, untruths, bad feelings between the doctor and the patient, and eventually a lawsuit. Doctors and scientists are working constantly to try to rectify this issue so better patient care can be delivered. There is no replacement for plain, straight forward, simple and accurate information, no matter what you are undertaking, and this includes health care delivery. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. GRILLO Continued from Page C1 Strong, LPN, Citrus County Family Resource Center. He is a visionary who takes an idea and makes it a reality. When Moss created the Citrus County AIDS Coalition in 1993, misinformation about the disease was vast, and the community had few resources to learn more about the disease or receive support. Even more important to Moss was making sure that no person with AIDS felt alone, especially near the end of their battle with the disease. He started the coalition from the ground up. Within the first year, he had developed policies, procedures and a volunteer handbook, which, most importantly, allowed persons with AIDS to have a place to turn to for assistance, referral and support. The organization still supports the community today. During this time, Moss was also on the administrative board for the Ryan White Consortium, which was directly responsible for allocating funds to AIDS service organizations and assisting patients in locating the necessary medical treatment and services in the area. Through this work, he was able to lobby the health department board of directors for funds to establish an AIDS clinic at the Citrus County Public Health Department. One of Moss proudest moments was creating the Sunshine Program more than 20 years ago. He established this program to create partnerships between home health care agencies, hospice and florists in the region. When a patient was having a hard time, a worker would contact their assigned florist to have a delivery sent to the patient to brighten their day. The program still operates today. For Richard, this program is about that one person receiving the flowers and having that little sense of joy in a time when what to come is inevitable, said Ginger West, executive director, Citrus County Family Resource Center and nominator. In 2010, a foundation gave the Citrus County Family Resource Center a donation with simple instructions to provide mammograms and Pap smear testing. Moss, a volunteer at the center, took this direction, created guidelines for an innovative cancer screening program, and established partnerships with the proper medical services and hospitals in the area. The result of his work was the establishment of the Connections Clinic, which to date, has screened more than 60 patients and successfully referred 90 percent for mammograms, as well as follow-up care. In addition to volunteering, Moss is studying full time at the University of South Florida. As the administrative volunteer at the Citrus County Family Resource Center his duties include grant-writing, program development and administrative work. Moss other work includes grant administration with the Boys & Girls Clubs, serving as an instructor for disaster services and sitting on the advisory board for the American Red Cross, Hernando Chapter. He has also volunteered with the United Way.For more information about the Citrus County Family Resource Center, visit www.ccfrc.org or call 352-344-1001. H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C5 Why should I lose 3 good teeth for a bad one? Q : I am a 62-yearold and have a very loose tooth on the bottom in the front. In the past, it had a root canal and then a surgery to remove some infection. I have been to the dentist and he told me the tooth is not savable. When I asked him how to replace it, he told me to remove the other three front teeth and make a bridge from one eye tooth to the other. I am not sure I want to remove those three teeth to replace the one giving me a problem now. Can you shed some light on this for me? I would really appreciate it, and I enjoy reading your column. A: Thank you for your thorough description. I feel as though I know exactly what you are talking about and will address some of your concerns. Incidentally, your concerns in this matter are very similar to everyones concerns with the same circumstances. As you have mentioned, it seems clear the loose tooth needs to come out. The three teeth beside this one are your lower incisors. These teeth have very small roots that are not very supportive. What your dentist may not have discussed with you is that there may be decay in these teeth or they may be periodontally compromised (that is, they do not have a lot of bone support around them). Such a situation would not be surprising to me. If this were the case and you were going to make a bridge from one eye tooth to the other eye tooth, it wouldnt make sense to include the compromised incisors. In all likelihood, the incisors would fail and need extraction before the eye teeth needed treatment. In fact, a bridge made from eye tooth to eye tooth should last a very long time if done properly. To recap I feel as though your dentist is right on target with extracting the four incisors and making a bridge from eye tooth to eye tooth. If my assumptions are correct. This is a very common and predictable restoration that should last you many years. Please dont forget that your responsibility in this is good home care to include brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to your dentist. The one place this can fail is at the junction of the bridge and the tooth. If not kept clean, it could decay and require repair, replacement or be lost in the future. If, on the other hand, those remaining incisors were in good shape both from a decay standpoint and bone support, you might want to consider an implant. We now have small-diameter implants available that work very nicely in an area where there was a tooth with a very small root. Please remember a decision like this needs to be made with all the information available something I do not have. If you are still uneasy about this, you should voice your concerns to you dentist. I am sure he will be happy to explain it to you in terms that are specific to you. If you are still not comfortable, perhaps a second opinion is in order. I hope I have helped in some way. Dr. Frank Vascimini is a Homosassa dentist. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@ MasterpieceDentalStudio.com. Dr. Frank Vascimini SOUND BITES VOLUNTEER Continued from Page C1 000AMQD GROUPS Continued from Page C4 000AHYJ
Submit information at least two weeks before the event. Early submission of timely material is appreciated, but multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle offices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an event. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Expect notes to run no more than once. News NOTES News NOTES Romance authors meet Feb. 25 Sunshine State Romance Authors (SSRA), the newest chapter of Romance Writers of America, will have its inaugural meeting from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the community room at Homosassa Library, 4100 S. Grandmarch Ave. Founded by local authors, the groups goal is to educate and support area writers in their efforts to write and market novels in all genres. SSRA welcomes new members; those interested in writing and becoming published may attend the meeting. For more information, call SSRA President Loretta Rogers at 352-628-7286. Dinner theatre at school, center Broadway Revue Dinner Theatre will be offered on Feb. 23, 24 and 25 at Lecanto High School cafeteria. Doors open for Italian lasagna dinner at 6 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the dinner and show; $10 show only; $6 show only, student discount. The show will be offered at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Beverly Hills Community Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. for refreshments. Matinee is $5. Tickets can be purchased online at http://lecantodrama. blogspot.com, or call 352746-2334, ext. 4259. Auditions set for Elvis play Auditions for the second annual production of the original play When Elvis Came to Town, written by Wendy Stillwell and Margie Sigman, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Historic Court House in Inverness. Casting requirements are six adult males, three adult females, plus four to six female teens and two to four male teens. Rehearsal schedule will be determined after casting; performance dates are April 20, 21 and 22. For information, call Kathy at 352-341-6436. LHS band to have yard sale Feb. 25Lecanto High School band will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Donations are being accepted. Call Jinnie at 352228-2756. C OMMUNITY Page C6 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Precious Paws ADOPTABLE Kansas Special to the Chronicle Kansas is a long-haired gray tabby. She is a young adult, somewhat shy, and would love to be adopted with her cage mate Illinois, also a longhaired gray tabby. They would do best in an adult household and will need a little time to make themselves at home. They like you to talk to them, be with you and pet them, but they are not yet lap cats. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44, Inverness, every day during store hours. The Precious Paws Adoption Center at Crystal River Mall is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. View pets at www.precious pawsflorida.com or call 352-726-4700. Womans club slates garage sale The GFWC Womans Club of Beverly Hills will have its annual garage sale at 5253 W. Wichita Drive in Pine Ridge on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10. Proceeds benefit the annual scholarship fund. The club needs saleable items and is accepting donations. Call 352-527-4239 if you have anything you would like to donate. Movies in the Park begins soon Citrus County Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer Movies in the Park series will begin Saturday, March 3, with Kung Fu Panda 2 at Lecanto Community Park, 3505 W. Educational Path. The series consists of seven family-friendly movies being shown once a month at a local county park. The free movie begins at dusk. Parks & Rec provides the popcorn; bring chairs and blankets. Drinks available for purchase. Call 352-527-7543 or visit www.citruscountyparks.com.Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve tripCitrus County Audubon Society has scheduled a birding field trip at Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve for Feb. 23. The public is welcome to attend. Preregistration is not necessary and participants with all levels of birding skills are welcome. This field trip is led by CCAS member Susie Schofield. It begins at 8 a.m., will involve easy walking and will last about four hours. Visit CitrusCountyAudubon .com for more details. Sugar Babes Doll Club to gather Sugar Babes Doll Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in room 115 at the Central Community Center off County Road 491, behind the Diamond Ridge Convalescent facility. The meeting will be followed by lunch in the centers cafeteria. Lunch will be ordered and brought in from the New England Caf. For the program, guest Bev Gentry will show a slide presentation on dolls and toys and their significance in history. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Laurie at 352-382-2299 or Barbara at 352-344-1423.. Senior Friends plan activities Senior Friends for Life will travel to Harbor Lights Restaurant at Lake Panasofke for a buffet dinner at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Tuesday, March 6, will be a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Pecks Old Port Cove, 139 W. Ozello Trail, Crystal River. They will offer a special menu from which to choose lunch. The March meeting of Senior Friends for Life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, at Inverness Golf & Country Club. Menu choices will be baked tilapia or pork roast. The group will have a St. Patricks Day Potluck Party at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at 6435 W. Pine Ridge Blvd. Bring a St. Patricks Day dish. All are welcome. Reservations must be made in advance for all gatherings. Call Myrna Hocking at 352-860-0819, Teddie Holler at 352-746-6518 or Astrid Grant at 352-341-0346. Coin enthusiasts to get together The Beverly Hills Coin Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Central Ridge Library. There are no dues. The clubs purpose is to bring local coin collectors together and provide numismatic education. For details, call Joe at 352-527-2868. M ichael Kelly, vocal impressionist, appeared at the Calvary Chapel in Inverness last month as a benefit for the Citrus County Life Choice Care Center. Sponsored by the Crystal River Church of God, the Reeds Farm and the Calvary Chapel, it was an energetic, fast-paced evening of entertainment. Kelly, armed with a table full of wigs and telling props, brought to life all of the famed movie, stage, television and recording artists for us. Pat Davis, Life Choice Care Center director, welcomed us with a brief summary of the services provided by the center in Inverness which serves all of Citrus County. Opening with Nat King Coles L.O.V.E., Kelly summed up the evenings focus on Life Choice. With each impression, we were able to view their likeness on the overhead screen. Although Kelly soundly exaggerated the mannerisms and voices of most of his subjects, we thoroughly enjoyed traveling down memory lane with show business stars who live in our hearts. We heard Ray Charles with new lines to an old standard: I got a Savior, Hes good to me. Then Dean Martins Memories Are Made of This. Brandishing a guitar, up stepped Johnny Cash, dressed in black, belting out Ring of Fire, then Tom Jones with the emotionally charged Delilah. Slowing the pace a bit, Mr. Rogers reminded us that Its a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Then a question was put to us: How would it be if Clint Eastwood had a Mister Rogers show? Kelly and his brother spent years traveling with USO tours for the Civil Defense Department, honing their impressionist skills. Amazingly, Kelly was able to execute a complete split at the conclusion of his James Brown impression with I Feel Good. Remarking that anybody who was anybody appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, he brought out the Jackson Five: puppets dressed identically on a board attached to his shoulder, singing, I Want you Back, as he revealed his ventriloquist skills to pull off an unheard-of feat. My favorite impression was B.J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head. For Jim Croce, he sang, Ill Have to Say I Love You in a Song. With humor to spare, he shared with us the possibility of Rocky playing the part of Peter, as the pastor of Calvary Chapel steps into heaven. His Rocky impression was flawless. We howled at his Howard Cosells play-by-play description of the battle of David and Goliath. Definitely an audience pleaser, we noted that after each impression, Kelly gave us a wink and a smile that went on and on. His falsetto voice for the Bee Gees impression was right on the mark with How Deep is Your Love. Jimmy Stewart, as Kermit the Frog, was hilarious. After the Joe Cocker impression of You Are So Beautiful, a video was shown which concluded with two little ones on their knees in prayer followed by a big hug for their mom. Davis invited us to join in the ministry of the Life Choice Center as a sponsor or as a volunteer by calling 352-341-5176. Other famous ones were paraded before us, including Lionel Richie with Endless Love, Walter Brennan introducing Willie Nelson, who sang On the Road Again, Kenny Rogers singing, Lady, Ronald Reagan introducing Randy Travis singing Forever and Ever, Amen. Barney Fife dropped by; Nat King Cole and daughter Natalie sang Unforgettable. Aaron Neville sang All I Need to Know. Kelly received a standing ovation for his Soggy Bottom Boys set with the help of two audience volunteers. His Forrest Gump impression brought wild applause. He didnt leave Elvis out with I Cant Stop Loving You. His Sweet Caroline was a Neil Diamond hit. Closing out this fabulous evenings entertainment, Kelly paid tribute to Louis Armstrong, our ambassador of goodwill, with What a Wonderful World. Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P .O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Ruth Levins AROUND THE COMMUNITY Entertainer brings talent of others to life Special to the ChronicleNature Coast EMS will have its inaugural Treasures and Treats Sale with proceeds benefitting CASA (Citrus Abuse Shelter Association) and Blessings in a Backpack from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at the Nature Coast EMS administration building on Homosassa Trail, behind Crystal Glen in Lecanto. Donations for the sale can be dropped off at the administration building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. On Feb. 24 and 25, donations can be dropped off at any EMS stations from 8 a.m. to noon. Fore those who wish to donate items needed by the organizations, CASA is always in need of twin-size sheet sets, bath towels, paper towels and toilet paper, garbage bags, diapers, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and grocery store and gas gift cards. Blessings in a Backpack needs nonperishable food items such as individual oatmeal packages, juice boxes, peanut butter, single-serving fruit cups and Jell-O cups, single-serving macaroni and cheese cups, cereal bars, and single-serving cereal boxes. Both organizations are always in need of financial support. Call Nature Coast EMS for other needed items or for more information at 352-249-4700. EMS offers treasures, treats Sale will benefit CASA, Blessings programs Special to the Chronicle Recently, Citrus County Chronicle Publisher Gerry Mulligan and his wife, Janet, opened their home on Kings Bay to Rotary District 6950s 12 Rotary Youth Exchange students to enjoy a day of kayaking. Mulligan is a longtime member of the Crystal River Rotary Club and supports many of the programs of the Rotary with direct involvement. Inverness Rotarian Lace Blue-McLean volunteered to organize the days events as part of the students 10-month exchange involving attending a year of high school. Pictured, from left, are: Janet Mulligan, Lace Blue-McLean, Victoria Humblet from Belgium, Paphada Pongsuttiyakorn from Thailand, Beatriz Giacomini from Brazil, Maria Kostova from Russia, Rafael Granda from Ecuador, Carol Junqueira from Brazil, Jessica Kamsteeg from The Netherlands, Ross Guju (an American going to Brazil), Tinson Nhon (an American going to Belgium), Kaitlynn Fisher (an American going to Slovakia), Lucas Esteves (short-term summer student whose country is to be determined), Joseline Aguirre Cevallos from Peru and Gerry Mulligan. The program needs qualified local families to host foreign students in their homes for three-month time frames during the school year. For more information, visit www.ryeflorida.org, or call District Chairman Doug Lobel at 352-400-0540. Kayaking Crystal River Special to the ChronicleThe New York Club will meet for its luncheon at noon Thursday, March 8, at Inverness Golf & Country Club. Speakers for March will be Progress Energy efficiency specialists who will talk about Staying warm and cozy while saving energy and money. All are welcome; being from New York is not a requirement. On the menu are: ham with pineapple or grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, buttered corn, dinner rolls and chocolate bundt cake. Coffee, tea, or soft drinks are included with all lunches. Lunch reservations must be made by Wednesday, Feb. 29. Check in when you arrive for your meal choice ticket. Cost is $12 per person, which includes tax and tip. Write your meal choice on your check and mail to: New York Club, P.O. Box 641261, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. The club will have lunch at the Fat Cat Grill on Citrus Avenue in Crystal River on Thursday, March 22, followed by a Kings Bay boat trip. Dues for the club are $6 per person for the season, October through May. The club supports the nonprofit Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA) and requests donations of household supplies, toiletries, baby supplies and cash. For more information, call Dot or Ed at 352527-2332. New York Club to meet in Inverness Reservations due by Feb. 29
E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C7 P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Our favorite orator, A.N. Other, said, The tipping custom originated in England when small sums were dropped into a box marked T.I.P .S. To Insure Prompt Service. We have bridge bids that tip our hand to partner as in todays deal. Look at Norths hand. He opens one club, East overcalls one diamond, South responds one spade, and West passes. What should North do now? South ends in three no-trump. West leads the diamond nine. How should South plan the play? In the bidding, North was planning to jumprebid two no-trump to show his strong balanced hand. Now, though, he cannot bid no-trump without a diamond stopper. How can he show his highcard power? North should cue-bid Easts suit, rebidding two diamonds. This announces a maximum opening and forces to game. Typically, opener will not have a stopper in the overcallers suit. Responder is asked to do something descriptive, with the top of the list being bidding no-trump with something respectable in diamonds. Here, South rebids two no-trump, and North raises to game. South has only four top tricks: two spades and two diamonds (given the lead). He can get four winners from clubs, so also needs one heart trick. When you have two stoppers in the suit theyve led and two high cards to drive out, the normal rule is to duck the first trick. South wins the second diamond and plays on clubs. When West takes his ace, he does not have a diamond to lead. (NGC) 109 65 109 44 53Doomsday Preppers Wild Justice Thrill Killer LA Street Racers L,V Doomsday Preppers (N) Doomsday Preppers LA Street Racers L,V (NICK) 28 36 28 35 25Sponge.VictoriousVictoriousSponge.My WifeMy WifeGeorgeGeorge70s ShowsFriendsFriends (OWN) 103 62 103 The Will: RevealedThe Will: Revealed48 Hours: Hard Evid.What Would You Beyond Belief PG48 Hours: Hard Evid. 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She has a son from her first marriage who lives in another state. We havent been to Keiths house in four years because my wife has some health problems that keep her from traveling. Her relationship with Keith has always been turbulent. Keith and his wife are in the process of adopting a child from another country. They put together a booklet of family photos to present to the family who is currently raising the baby. When they showed us the booklet, we noticed her daughter-inlaws family is well represented, and so is my wifes ex, but she and I are not in it at all. (We also are not in any of the pictures displayed around their home.) My wife is trying not to let this upset her, but I think they should know how much this hurt her. I dont want to jeopardize an already fragile relationship. What should I do? Left Out Dear Left Out: The purposeful exclusion of your photos from both the booklet and the family home indicates that Keith is well aware of what he is doing. Decide what you hope to accomplish by talking to him. Would he be sorry for the hurt feelings? Would your daughterin-law support your position? Please let your wife handle this. Be supportive of her, let her know how much you love and value her, and suggest she get some counseling to help her focus on better ways to deal with Keith. Dear Annie: My friend and I like the same guy. Shes having a party, and Mike is on the guest list. The party is a formal dance, and Mike has been dropping hints that hed like me to be his date to the party. As much as I would love to go with him, I dont know if I should. I dont want to ruin a friendship. But I also dont want him to think Im not interested. I really like this guy. What should I do? Confused Crush Dear Confused: This is one of those situations in which, no matter what you do, someone will be unhappy. The fact your friend has a crush on the same guy doesnt mean he is interested in her, and your social life should not revolve around her preferences. If the situation were reversed, would she bow out for your sake? Would you want her to? You could tell Mike youre going to the party anyway, and an official date is unnecessary. But its best to be honest and not date Mike behind your friends back. Dear Annie: I read the letter from California, who was upset because her husband destroys her cookware. My husband and I have been married almost 50 years. He spent 22 years in the military as a chaplain. He promised that when he retired, he would do the cooking. (His experience consisted of using his Army field hat to cook C-rations.) He now cooks, vacuums and sometimes does the laundry. And yes, he has broken dishes, and on occasion, the food he makes is not palatable. Sometimes he ruins the laundry. But I praise God I have a husband who is so loving and caring and willing to do these things. Together we laugh it off, and I say, I needed some pink panties or We could use some new dishes. Hes 73 with kidney disease, and I might not have him much longer. So, California, be thankful your husband wants to cook for you. He does it because he loves you. Dishes and pans are easily replaced, but a good husband is a jewel to be kept. Wouldnt Trade Mine in Pennsylvania Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email annies email@example.com, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. 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Independent contractors delivering the Citrus County Chronicle can earn as much as $1,000 a month working only 3-4 early morning hours per day. The Chronicle is a permanent part of Citrus County with an excellent reputation. To find out more, call and speak to one of our district managers or leave your name and phone number and we will get right back with you! You can earn at least $800 per month delivering the 563-3201 000AF7K YOUR AD HERE $250/month Call Finette to reserve this space 352-564-2940 Garden/Lawn Supplies Lawn Roller800lb pull with lawn tractor $150. (352) 628-5708 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 22 like new 550 Briggs @ Stratton lawnmower. $95 SMW 352-228-9030 Garage/ Yard Sales 4 SALES THURS. FEB. 23 Estate Adventure Auction 3PM 2 Sea-Ship container, Contractor & Shop tools, PU Box, vinyl coated fence, fuel tank, washer dryer, household goods & furn. Pampered Chef, Longabergers, lots of dolls, musical instr. & more at gallery FRI. FEB. 24 INVERNESS REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS AUCTION 6762 E Hampton Lane, Inverness Auction 9AM 2/2 SOLD ABSOLUTE 1580+ sq.ft, 2/2 & adjoin. lot + all contents. BEVERLY HILLS HOME REAL ESTATE 518 S. Harrison St., Beverly Hills Prev: 3PM Auction 4PM 2/2 Home 1625 sq.ft. with wood & tile flooring THURS&FRI FEB 23&24 ESTATE TAG SALE 7AM-3PM 564 N. Indigo Terr., Hernando. Entire home contents to be sold incl LR sofa group, wall units, lots of yard art, statuary, more and more w/photos coming on the website soon SAT. FEB. 25 FIREARMS AUCTION 11AM Over 200 pcs to be sold live and online at gallery. Catalog & photos on website. w/FFL dealer DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667 Maine-ly RE 381384 10% BP Beverly Hills Inside home. 2/19 -23rd daily Sect. sofa, coffee. table + much more 206 S Jackson St CITRUS SPRINGS N FLORIDA AVEVENDORS WANTED FOR INDOOR/OUTDOOR SALE-THURS, FRI, SAT. $7.50 PER DAY 726-5597 Furniture Leather Sofa, medium brown, excel cond. with matching leather chair & ottaman $300 Lazy Boy Wall Recliner & coffee table triangular lift top and storage excel. cond. $75. 352-746-6034 Oak Bar L shape, 4x5, formica top, exc cond. w 2 bar stools $500. call 7a-7pm (352) 465-2823 Oak Glider Chair Excel. Cond. $55. (352) 382-7071 PAULS FURNITURE Now open Tues-Sat. 352-628-2306 paulsfurnitureonline.com Preowned Mattress Sets from Twin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 Queen Ann-style Dining table & 6 eggshell color upholstery chairs., solid wood w/cherry veneer oval table top,great cond. New $1723 sell $390 Cash (352) 489-4795 ROCKER/Recliner brown over stuffed& sized, Brand New. $175. Rocker w/ottman tan $65 .(304) 661-9811 ROUND TABLE 36 Like New Rugged Formica Top Misc Colors Sturdy Steel Pedestal $65 727-463-4411 SOFA Rust colored 90 inch dual recliner in great shape microfiber $300.00 352-503-2226 SOFA Used but very clean. $100.00 352-257-5722 SOFA, Hunter Green Leather, perfect condition changing decor $400 (352) 344-2246 STACKABLE CHAIRS (4) with Metal Framed Arms Fabric Covered Your Choice of Color $10 each 727-463-4411 Tea Car t made in Italy $150. White Leather LR chair $50. (352) 795-7254 TWO TWIN FRAMES one with drawer under and head board no mattress 35.00 for both 352-364-1081 lve mess Garden/Lawn Supplies CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER 42 deck 15.5 hp engine $400 (352) 746-7357 Furniture 36 SQUARE TABLE Rugged Gray Formica Top Sturdy Steel Frame Like New $65 727-463-4411 Are U Moving? Estate? In home liquidations? MARTINS Estate & Consign 352-209-4945 Blue couch, love seat & recliner $100(firm) takes ALL 3 pcs 352-637-3636 Book Case w/ 2 doors $40 Ashley Furniture, Chair $25., Mirror $15 352-794-4164 CATHIS ATTIC Offering New and Used Quality Furniture & Accessories, 352-513-4802 Cherry wood Queen Anne Glass Coffee Table, oval $250 Excellent Condition (352) 527-4389 Chest drawers med dark wood 40x24 great shape $50 352-746-4261 China Cabinet, white (approx. 7ft.) w/ open windows $25 White Armoire w/ 6 drawers $40 352-794-4164 COMPLETE WHITE RATTAN BEDROOM SET. Consists of: 1-Twin size bed with Rattan headboard. 1 -6-Drawer dresser 1 -4-Drawer dresser 2 -2-Drawer Night Stands (all white with glass tops) 1 -Mirror (Rattan) 1 -end of bed bench seat Asking $1,000-OBO -all in excellent condition. (352)503-7147 Homosassa 352-503-7147 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Photos available upon request COUCH Floral print,green,tan,yellow colors,70 inches,must pick up,in Citrus Springs,$0 (352)792-7610 Couch w/ reclining ends $300. obo. Single Recliner $200 obo both good cond. (352) 382-3280 Deacons Bench 4ft maple $125. Ladies roll top desk, blond $150. Excel cond. SMW (352) 382-4912 Executive Chair, black $40. 2 Recliners, two, custom made, white rattan soft multi color strip $200 ea Excel cond. SMW (352) 382-4912 Granite top Dining Rm. table w/6 leather chairs, matching side board (buffet) matching coffee table & end tables $1500 will sell separate (352) 586-6746 Large Swivel Rocker w/ ottoman, dark mauve, excel. cond. $200 (352) 795-4942 Leather Beige Sofa w/ Double Recliner Like New $500. Black Leather Executive Chair $75 352-794-4164 Office Furniture ERGONOMIC COMMERCIAL DESK CHAIR Fully Adjustable Fabric Covered PreOwned $85 727-463-4411 HON TWO DRAWER LATERAL FILE Like new bone colo r, new $200.00 asking $60.00 352-341-2107 PREOWNED DESK CHAIRS (4) Commercial Dark Gray Fabric $25 each 727-463-4411 Auctions 4 SALES THURS. FEB. 23 Estate Adventure Auction 3PM 2 Sea-Ship container, Contractor & Shop tools, PU Box, vinyl coated fence, fuel tank, washer dryer, household goods & furn. Pampered Chef, Longabergers, lots of dolls, musical instr. & more at gallery FRI. FEB. 24 INVERNESS REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS AUCTION 6762 E Hampton Lane, Inverness Auction 9AM 2/2 SOLD ABSOLUTE 1580+ sq.ft, 2/2 & adjoin. lot + all contents. BEVERLY HILLS HOME REAL ESTATE 518 S. Harrison St., Beverly Hills Prev: 3PM Auction 4PM 2/2 Home 1625 sq.ft. with wood & tile flooring THURS&FRI FEB 23&24 ESTATE TAG SALE 7AM-3PM 564 N. Indigo Terr., Hernando. Entire home contents to be sold incl LR sofa group, wall units, lots of yard art, statuary, more and more w/photos coming on the website soon SAT. FEB. 25 FIREARMS AUCTION 11AM Over 200 pcs to be sold live and online at gallery. Catalog & photos on website. w/FFL dealer DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667 Maine-ly RE 381384 10% BP Antique Auction Sat Feb 25 @ 1pm View Fri 11-7&Sat10-1 CITRUS HILLS LODGE 350 E Norvell Bryant Professional App & Liq Fudge ab1131au1593 352-795-2061 charliefudge.com 13%BP (-3 for cash) Cash/Cks/MC/VI Tools Hilti Fastening Gun 350 & 36M plus many shots $145. (352) 249-4420 Wood Lathe & 10 Table Saw$100 obo (352) 465-1477 TVs/Stereos JVC HD 52z TV,52 inch rear projection, Samsung HD 841 DVD player $350 for both (352) 637-6945 MAGNAVOX 27 COLOR TV Older Model. Works Like New. Seldom Used. $75 727-463-4411 MAGNAVOX 37 COLOR TV Older Model. Works Like New. Seldom Used. $75 727-463-4411 SANYO 26 COLOR TV Works Like New. Older Model. $75 727-463-4411 Building Supplies Alum Camper top cab high, 6 foot by 6.10 feet long $50.00 (231) 852-0061 Cement Forms 2x8, steel framed (231) 852-0061 Computers/ Video DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Farm Equipment Case Tractor and trailer-disc and other attachments, good condition, runs good 352-621-0133 Machinery Matching Set Black side by side fridge, glass top stove, and ventless microwave $550. (352) 302-9845 Furniture THOMASVILLE TABLE Solid wood end table.Pristinecondition.Additional tables available 99.00 352-726-9132 **8 RD CARPET COURISTAN POLYPROPYLENE RED,BLK,BEIGE $100 634-2004 **AREA CARPET** 7.9X9.9 WOOL DEEP RED,GRN, GOLD AND BLK $100 352-634-2004 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 WEEK PREP COURSES! ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. EKG $475. NURSING ASST. $475. 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CAC 057914 CHEST FREEZER 8.8 cu ft, white like new $250 (352) 621-0982 352-476-3034 CONVECTION OVEN Counter Top $20.00 513-4027 GE Electric Stove self clean oven bisque like new $200 obo Admiral Washer top load 20lb hvy duty $200 (352) 795-7193 GE microwave, white, great condition $50 352-746-4261 Haier Refrigerator 2,.7 cu3 yr warrnty 19x26x18..$120 (419) 832-9261 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE Washers & Dryers Working or not. (352) 209-5135 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable, like new,excellent condition. Can deliver. 352 263-7398 Whirlpool dishwasher,white works well Under-counter $50 352-746-5984 Office Furniture 2 DRAWER FILE CABINET PreOwned Commercial Metal Lateral 28x30x18 Graphite Color $45 727-463-4411 COMPUTER DESKS Formica Top 3ftx24inches with 2 drawer File Cabinet Attached $25 727-463-4411 DESK CHAIR Commercial PreOwned Fabric Covered and Adjustable $45 727-463-4411 DESK CHAIRS (4) PreOwned Commercial Mauve Fabric Covered $10 each 727-463-4411 Medical ARNAP/PAbusy well established family med practice email resume healthcarecareers@ rocketmail.com CNA/HHAs Apply At HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE 4224 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto MEDICAL ASSISTANTExperience needed. Please send resume to P.O. Box 3087 Homosassa Springs, Florida 34447 NOW HIRING RNs All Units, with Hospital Experience Apply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 Professional EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR United Way of Citrus County, a non-profit agency, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Professional Officer/Executive Director. This position serves as chief executive officer of United Way of Citrus County Providing innovative and strategic leadership while working with the Board of Directors to achieve community impact. Works with community partners, leaders, and staff to implement the strategic plans to improve education, achieve financial stability and promote healthy lives. Maintains accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization. Skills: Ability to prepare and administer a non-profit budget. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Ability to work successfully with a non-profit governing board. Ability to coordinate the annual fund raising campaign. Knowledge of community planning operations. Provides a professional image to the community. Sound ethical and moral principles. Commitment to the mission, vision and values of United Way. Education: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in business, management, finance, accounting, social services or related fields. Experience: A minimum of 3 to 5 years managerial experience, preferably with a non-profit health/human service agency or business. Send resume to: United Way of Citrus County 1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 Trades/ Skills DRIVER OTR, Flatbed RGN 2 Yrs Experience Class A CDL(352) 799-5724 General Help SECURITY OFFICER Inverness AreaMust have Class D security lic. and be able to work nights, weeknds, All shifts. Drug Free Tabaco Free workplace 352-257-0780 Part-time Help CLEANERS M/W/F Eve. 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(352) 489-2995 Certified Medical Assistant Homosassa FLOATERCitrus County (M/A & Receptionist) Busy Medical Practice is seeking F/T MA with 2+ years solid experience with injections, phlebotomy, EKGs, vitals, etc. Citrus County Floater requires front office and back office exp. including: injections, phlebotomy, EKGs, vitals, etc. Excellent salary and benefits. E-mail resume to: glasser@access healthcarellc.net or Fax resume to 352-688-6189 MARKETER Health Care is seeking a Marketer interested in professional & financial growth & who also possess the following credentials. Marketing Experience, Positive Attitude Good Communication Skills, Honesty & Integrity.Self Confidence & Motivation. 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So write me at: WEM, PO Box 1881, Inverness, FL 34451 Todays New Ads Cherry wood Queen Anne Glass Coffee Table, oval $250 Excellent Condition (352) 527-4389 CHEVROLET S10 Pick Up, V6, $3,800 (352) 476-1474 (352) 382-1502 Couch w/ reclining ends $300. obo. Single Recliner $200 obo both good cond. (352) 382-3280 CRYSTAL RIVERComm. Storefront, very clean 1000 SF, exc. loc. Hwy 19 Downtown $795/mo 352-634-2528 GOLF CLUB SALE! Used, Drivers, iron Sets, wedges, putters, BARGAINS 315 W. Inverness Blvd 352-344-1413 MIKASA BONE CHINA 4 Place Setting, Blue Violets $75. 3 52 513-4027 MOEN KITCHEN FAUCET White with sprayer, excellent condition. $40. 352-513-4027 SMALLER SOLID WOOD DROP LEAF ROUND TABLE with 2 armchairs on casters. Nice for breakfast nook. Blonde wood stain. $135 352-897-4154 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com
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CCC057537 Free Written Estimate Crystal River 563-0411 Inverness 726-8917 www.aaaroofingfl.homestead.com $ 100 OFF Any Re-Roof Must present coupon at time contract is signed Lawn Mowers Trimmers Chain Saws Blowers Pressure Washers SMALL ENGINE REPAIR 000AGS1 8081 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River OPEN 7 DAYS 795-5600 www.taylorcrystalriver.com Certified Mechanics FREE ESTIMATES ELECTRICAL REPAIR 352-621-1248 Thomas Electric, LLC Residential/Commercial ServiceGenerac Centurion Guardian GeneratorsFactory Authorized TechniciansER0015377 Stand Alone Generator POOLS/PAVERS Lic. & Insured CPC1456565 352-400-3188 YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST Build your new pool now and be ready for next summer! Refinish your pool during the cooler months. 000AN5H Copes Pool & Pavers COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC Services Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Sod $60. Bahia Pallets U-Pick Up Special Winter Pricing. Call Now!! 352-400-2221 Sprinklers/ Irrigation HOME CARE Lawn & Handyman Services. Sprinkler Repair 352-212-4935 Stone/Ceramic A Cutting Edge Tile Jobs Showers, Flrs ,Safety Bars, ETC 352-422-2019 Lic. #2713, Insured. Tree Service A TREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est.(352)860-1452 All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 DOUBLE J Tree Serv. Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 R WRIGHT Tree Service Tree removal & trimming. Ins. & Lic.# 0256879 352-341-6827 RIVENBARK LAWN & LANDSCAPE. 15% off Tree Trimming in Feb.(352) 464-3566 RON ROBBINS TreeServ Trim, Shape & Remove Lic/Ins Free Est. 352-628-2825 T & T TREE SERVICEWe Blow Away High Prices! Free Est. 352-362-3610 Water 344-2556, Richard WATER PUMP SERVICE & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Painting CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 A-1 George Swedlige Painting/press cleanin Int/Ext. texture/drywall repair (352) 794-0400 ABC Painting LLC All your painting needs @ recession prices. Call Dale 352-586-8129 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, odd jobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Plumbing Tim Herndon Plumbing $10. off w/this ad 10 yrs serving Citrus Co lic/insCFC1428395 (352) 201-8237 Pressure Cleaning CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 ABC Press. Cleaning. All your cleaning needs at recession prices. Free Est .Dale 586-8129 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, odd jobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 JOHN GRAY DRIVEWAYS $55. HOUSE $75/POOL $85 (352) 270-8310 Pic PICARDS Pressure Cleaning & Painting 352-341-3300 Remodeling Remodeling, kitchens baths, ceramic tile & tops. Decks, Garages Handyman Services 40 Yrs Exp. crc058140 344-3536; 563-9768 Septic Bruce F. Storman Septic Services, lic/in 352-795-5779 Landscaping Florida Sitescapes, LLC FREE est: Yard Clean Up Mowing, and MORE Call 352.201.7374 Lawn Care Florida Sitescapes, LLC FREE est: Yard Clean Up Mowing, and MORE Call 352.201.7374 HALLOCK & SON LAWN CARE -ALL Your awn care needs. Detailed Work. 400-1197, Lic/Ins. HOME CARE Lawn & Handyman Services. Sprinkler Repair 352-212-4935 JUSTIN LAWN CAREFast and Affordable.and Friendly, Licensed. (352) 476-3985 LAWN CARE N More Fall Clean up bed, bushes, haul since 1991 (352) 726-9570 Leaves, Beds Bushes mulch, hauling, press clean 352 220-6761 Lawnmower Repair AT YOUR HOMEMower, Parts Service & Repair Visit our store@ 1332 SE Hwy 19 352-220-4244 Massage Therapy RELAX to the MAXat home ... # MA58428 (352) 897-4670 Moving/ Hauling A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, lawn maint. furn. & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 ALL OF CITRUS CLEAN UPS CLEAN OUTS Everything from A to Z 352-628-6790 HAULING FRE E ESTIMATESscrap metals haul for FREE(352) 344-9273 Painting Chris Satchell Painting ASAP 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 Handyman Remodeling, Additions, Doors, Windows, Tile work. Lic.#CRC1330081 Free Est. (352)949-2292 Heating/AC AC & HEAT PUMPS FREE Estimate & 2nd Opinion, 10 yr. warr. on ALL Parts, Great prices, ALL the time. 352-400-4945 Lic #CAC027361 Home/Office Cleaning Citrus Cleaning Team. top quality work & great rates 302-3348 (352) 527-2279 MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125Have Vacum Will Travel Kitchen & Bath The Tile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Landclearing/ Bushhogging #1 BOBCAT FOR HIRE Light land clearing, site work, grading, hauling. NO JOB TOO SMALL!!! Lic. & Ins. 352-400-0528 All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 All AROUND TRACTORLandclearing,HaulingSite Prep,Driveways Lic/Ins 352 795-5755 Landscaping CURB APPEAL Yardscape, curbing, flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 Gutters ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 ALUMINUM STRUCTURES 5 & 6 Seamless Gutters Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. (352) 563-2977 Handyman #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 A HANDYMAN If Its Broke, Jerry Can Fix It. Housecleaning also.352-201-0116 Lic. ABC Painting & Handy man All your needs at recession prices Dale 352-586-8129 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Affordable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REPAIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Handyman Dave Pressure Clean, Paint & Repairs, oddjobs & hauling (352) 726-9570 HOME CARE Lawn & Handyman Services. Sprinkler Repair 352-212-4935 Drywall COUNTYWIDE DRYWALL -25 years exp. For all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Lic/ins. 352-302-6838 Electrical #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 ANNIES ELECTRIC Husband & Wife Team. (352) 341-5952 EC-13002696 BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.$5O.hr. EC0001303 352-302-2366 CREATION ELECTRIC. Full service electrical contractor. Residential & Commercial. Service changes, large & small repairs, spa hookups & more. Lic / Ins. Call 352-427-4216 DUN-RITE Elect Elec/Serv/Repairs New const. Remodel Free Est 726 2907 EC13002699 Serving Citrus Co. Since 1978 Thomas Electric LLC Generator maint & repair Guardian Homestandby, & Centurion. Cert. Tech. Briggs Stratton 352621-1248 #ER00015377 Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 BOB BROWNS Fence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Firewood DRY OAK FIREWOOD Split, 4 X 8 Stack $80 Delivered & Stacked. 352-344-2696 Premium Seasoned split Firewood $75 Per Stack (4x8) Free Delivery (352) 527-8352 Computers AFFORDABLE COMPUTER SERV. (352) 341-4150 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 NATURE COASTCOMPUTER Repairs Free in home inspection 352-212-1551 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/410-7383 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, staining & Garage Flrs. Recession Prices! 352-527-1097 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs Tractor work, Lic. #1476 726-6554 Dirt Service All AROUND TRACTOR Landclearing,Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. 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Screen rms, Rescreens, Siding, arports, rf.overs wood decks, Fla. rooms windows, garage scrns. 628-0562 (CBC1257141) Appliance Repair SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Washer & Dryers, Free Pick Up 352-564-8179 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! 000AF7F Mobile Homes For Sale Drive A Little Save Thousands! Looking for A Mobile Home? Largest section of Late Model Repos and Used Homes in Central Florida, Dbl. wide & Triplewides Citrus Home Center (352) 746-5912 Mobile Homes For Sale Beautiful 1 owner, older Doublewide, Home in Forestview Park new appls, new roof and AC, Priced to Sell! (352) 503-2154 Need a JOB? #1 Employment source is www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Mobile Homes For Sale Bank foreclosuresUSED HOMES/REPOS Bank authorized liquidator.We Always have new inventory, Call 352-621-9183 or come by Taylor Made Homes Homes from $1,000 up! Pets PUG PUPPIES pug puppies 8weeks old, pedigree papers and health certificate. cute and playful. paper trained. call 352-637-1024 Shi-A-Poo Puppies Paper trained, good with kids, will not shed, health certs. CKC reg. Fem $225 Males $200 Yorkie Poos Male $300 (352) 489-6675 Livestock 2 Female Goats$125. both (352) 419-4340 Mobile Homes For Rent C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 CRYSTAL RIVER2/1, $425, 2/2 $450, 3/2 $450 All on Acre Lots (207) 205-0592 HERNANDO 2/1 $400 mo+dep 352-201-2428 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale ATTENTION LAND OWNERS JACOBSEN NEW 2012 5 yr. warranty, 3/2, 2 x 6 construction, upgrade insulation, appliance pkg. Delivered & set up with A/C & heat, steps & skirting only $279.19./mo. W.A.C. Includes first year on homeowner Ins.Call 352-621-9181 Wanted to Buy I WANT TO BUY Your CAR, TRUCK, SUV, RV, BOAT, Imports or Any Model, Any Condition, No Titlle OK. Paying up to $20,000 or More. (813) 458-0584 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets BEAGLE PUPPIES 8 wks old on 2/15 tri color 4 females 1 male $125.00. Also have 3 Bloodhound/beagle puppies 10 wks old $50.00 obo 386-344-4218 or 386-344-4219 BEAGLE PUPPIES 8 wks on 2/15 4 females 1 male $125., also have 3 Bloodhound/beagle mix 10wks old $50.obo 386-344-4218 or 386-344-4219 Chihuahua Puppies for Sale 5 weeks old Pure breds, (352) 419-5105 DOG Rocky is a english bulldog/boxer mix. He is 3 1/2 years old, up to date on shots, and heartworm prevention, neutered,and potty trained. We must relocate and need to find a loving home without kids or cats.Very affectionate once he gets used to you and is properly introduced. He sleeps with us and lays on the chair with us to watch tv.Will need vet reference, home visit and $50 rehome fee to insure good home. call 352-212-8040 INVERENESS FL KC offers Confirmation & Obedience Dog Training classes starts Wed, March 7th Crystal River Armory Call 344-1088 to register. Sporting Goods FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers 14 UTILITY TRAILER cargo space appx 10X6X18 2200lb carrying cap new harness running lts dia plt Kobalt toolbox drop down rear gate 2X6 framework $550 352-249-6293 EZ PULL TRAILERS, New & Used Utility & Enclosed BUY, SELL, TRADE Custom Built, Parts, Tires, Whls, Repairs, Trailer Hitches 7 x 20 5 ton Equip trailer, Reg. $3295 Now $2995 5 x 8 used encl. cargo trailer $895. Hwy 44 Crystal River 352-564-1299 GULF TO LAKE TRAILER SALES Largest Selection & Lowest Prices. Offering New & Used Cargo & utility trailers Triple Crown Utility TRL 6 x 12 w/new spare $1050. 6 x 12 Enclosed w/ V nose, rear ramp door, $1950. Trailer Tires starting at $69.95 352-527-0555 Hwy 44, Lecanto Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Medical Equipment WALKER & RAISED TOILET SEAT NEW still in box $75 352-637-3636 Coins BUYING US COINS Top $$$$ Paid. We Also Buy Gold Jewelry Beating ALL Written Offers. (352) 228-7676 HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Musical Instruments ACOUSTIC GUITAR GOLD GROVER TUNERS,NEW IN BOX PRO QUALITY $100 352-601-6625 ELECTRIC LAP STEEL W/GIGBAG NEW CONDITION,EASY TO LEARN $100 352-601-6625 Sporting Goods CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond, ATV trails $165K obo 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 CANOE 16 Fiberglass Canoe. $100 (352)302-6654 Cash for your Guns will pay up to $200 each 352-535-0048 leave message with make,model & price. Club Car Precedent, electric, new batteries, #48 volt,windshield $2400. (352) 795-7193 CLUB CARside curtains, seat covr windshield, full mirror, lights, like new $1475. (352) 564-2756 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 GOLF CLUB SALE! Used, Drivers, iron Sets, wedges, putters, BARGAINS 315 W. Inverness Blvd 352-344-1413 General HP PHOTOSMART ALL IN ONE Wireless Printer good condition $65.00 527-1399 INDUSTRIAL POLISH COMPOUND 38 lbs $50.00 metal fabricating 352 860-1039 KAWASHO kawasho color tv,radio and clock new in box nice gift programed 15.00 phone 352 344 3485 LARGE METAL DOG CAGE 15.00 dollars 352.364.1081 leave mess LENSE cannon lense 200 mm telephoto lense used once 50.00 phone 352 344 3485 absolutely flawless STORAGE RACK 77w x 24d x 78h, steel, 4 shelf, heavy duty, $85 727.857.6583 VERTICAL BLINDS 118x79 VALANCE, ALL HARDWARE. EXCEL VINYL, $75 727.857.6583 WALLPAPER vinyl, Lt beige, commercial grade, 54 x 90 ft,$99 860-1039 WHITE CHAIR COVERS for sale. Brand new,never used. great for weddings, catering ect. 115 in all. $350.00 please call 352-637-1024 Business Equipment Pressure Cleaning & Painting Bus. ALL Equipment and 2002 Ford Cargo Van, all built inside $7K obo 352-382-4770 Medical Equipment Heavy Duty Walker w/accessories Alum walker w/tray alum crutchers $125. will separate (352) 746-2665 SCOOTER Pace Saver Jr. SCOOTER Go Go Pride both 3 wheel, w/ charger, excel cond. $450. ea (352) 489-3264 Sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) & Stethoscope (used) $20.00 352-637-3636 General 2 unframed glass mirrors in exc. cond (1) 66x42 & the other 42x36 $45 bothCitrus Hills Hernando/ must pick up (352) 341-4103 5 Foot, 12 Gauge High Tensile Fixed Knot Fence, 200 Per Roll $250 Per Roll or 2 Rolls $450. Call (352) 563-5164 16 alum extention ladder $70. mens golf clubs in bag$150. (352) 637-2281 42 round Ktchen Table 2 chairs $100. 4 drawer file cab. $10. EntCenter $20.lrg Oak desk w/chair. $25. (352) 527-1042 ALL TYPES OF NICE FURNITURE D ining rm. L iving, B edrm P atio, O ffice E nt C enters, TVs C lothing, G lass ware E lectronics, C ollectibles, T ools, etc. @ Pattys Hidden Treasures 1/4 mi. east of Stokes Flea Market on Hwy 44 & Maynard Ave Open Tues-Sat .8a-4p CHANDELIER 5 LIGHT, UMBER COLORED GLASS, BRONZE METAL, EXCEL CON. $90 727.857.6583 CONSIGNMENTS Wanted..corner of Citrus Av. & Turkey Oak..352-220-9435 FISHER fisher radio/detachable stereo microcassette never used in box good gift 10.00 phone 352 344 3485 FOLD-A-CART TFC 150 HOLDS 6 CU FT FOLD FLAT STORAGE EXCEL CON. $75 727.857.6583 GROUPER RODS 7 foot grouper rods with 4/0 penn senator reels. Eighty dollars. 352-726-2350 www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle Follow the
T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 546-0221 TUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ELECTION AND CHARTER AMENDMENT REFERENDUM The Town of Inglis will hold a General Election March 13th, 2012 The seats open are for Three (3) 2-year Commission Terms CHARTER AMENDMENT REFERENDUM The following referendum to amend the Town of Inglis Town Charter will appear on the ballot: Shall Inglis Charter be amended to require Inglis Commission to dissolve the Inglis Police Department on or before September 30th, 2012? ____ Yes (for Approval) ____ No (for Rejection) February 7 and 21, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 553-0221 TUCRN Cremeens, Roger Lee 2011-CP-908 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 908 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF ROGER LEE CREMEENS, DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate ofRoger Lee Cremeens deceased, whose date of death was November 14th, 2011, and whose social security number is 317-58-2872, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 14, 2012. Personal Representative: Sharon E. Humston 7141 Upton Rd., Mount Vernon, IN 47620 Attorney for Personal Representative: RUSSELL R. WINER, ATTORNEY AT LAW Florida Bar No. 517070 1840 4th Street No., Suite 201, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 Telephone: (727) 821-4000 February 14 and 21, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Surplus Property 900-0229 DAILY CRN Surplus Prop. PUBLIC NOTICE The Citrus County Board Surplus Property Surplus Property of County Commissioners will be selling surplus property and equipment via the internet at govdeals.com from Jan. 15 until Feb. 29, 2012. Jan. 15 thru Feb. 29, 2012 000AF7L Cars HYUNDAI 07Santafe, 51K mis, metallic blue, 3rd row seat, air bags front & side pwr winow, drs. locks, steering &more $15K (352) 382-0661 LINCOLN Towncar, Signature, 37K miles, looks, drives even smells like new. $16,500. (352) 746-1184 VOLKSWAGON, Cabrio convertable 51K mi, AC, Garage kept $4,800 (352) 287-5423 Classic Vehicles Mercedes 82380 SL, 105K mi., both tops exc. cond., runs good, no dents or rust $7500 obo 352 746-6925 Trucks BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org CHEVROLET Silverado, 1,500 LT crew cab, 5.3 V8, trailing pkg, clothe trim $26,000 (352) 344-0089 CHEVROLET S10 pick up, V6, $3,800 (352) 476-1474 (352) 382-1502 CHEVY 3500 Box Truck 15 ft box, 104K mi., new tires, cold air, $9000. (352) 621-3929 FORD Lariat F 350 DRW 7.3 turbo diesel super cab 84K mis. exc cond $14K call Bob(352) 794-3142 FORD 2004, E 350 Moving Box Truck w/ Ramp, under 27K miles, AC, dual rear wheels, Asking, $12,000 obo 352-634-1041 FORD RANGER 99lg bed w/topper, super clean, 129K miles, manual trans. well maint. good mpg. new stereo.$3500 Call Doug 352-794-3463 TOYOTA TUNDRA06, Contractor Model 76K miles. Blue book $12K ,sell $10K. (352) 566-8022 Sport/Utility Vehicles GMC 2000 Yukon 4x4 V-8 Gas, One Owner, Non-Smoker, never used off-road, Runs, drives great,Great Condition, 140k miles, $6,500 obo 352/586-8880 HYUNDAI Santa Fe 23,670K mi loaded w all acc. 242 hp V6, leather warranty transferable $18,500 (352) 465-5501 4x4s CHEVROLET 2000 CK2500 PICK-UP 127K,EXT CAB, LONG BED,AUTO,AC,CRUISE,TILT, AM/FM BILL @352/860-2131 DODGE 87 D250, SC 4x4 318 auto. Tough Truck 6 lift 35-1250BFG-AT-Tires looks & works good $4500 (352) 628-5222 Motorcycles 2005 HD UltraClassic w/Fat Bagger kit, Custom seat, wheels ect $13000 obo 352-563-6327or 860-3481 FASHION SCOOTER 2007 CF250-T 4130 miles ,wht,Lots of features ,security system,Great condition. 352-464-1005 Cash only Asking $2000 Harley 00 Roadking Classic, all gear 17K miles 11K obo. (352) 489-0873 Recreation Vehicles WINNEBEGO 2001 Chieftain 35U, garaged, non smoker no pets, 2 slides, Cen. Heat Pump, exc. cond. 76K mi., $38,900 (352) 208-8292 Campers/ Travel Trailers 05 SUNNYBROOK 365th whl,2 slides,king bed,like new,heated tks, 60 amp service oak cab $39,900 352-382-3298 32 foot KZ toyhaule r, like new, full slide out, sleeps 7, new tires, Owan Gen., gas tank, alumwheels Lrg living area separate cargo area $18,900 352-795-2975 I BUY RVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Open Road Pilgrim 05, 5th whl. 32 2 slides, deluxe Kit. new awning & a/c, amfmw/TV $14K (317) 407-4542 Travel Trailer 34 slide room, W/D, dishwash, hard wood flrs, Q bed $12,900 cell (813) 699-2262 Auto Parts/ Accessories 4 Goodyear Eagle 255/45/R20 on American racing rims, 6 lugg Chevy ton or Toyota, over $2,000 new Asking $750. Like new cond. 513-280-7854 Inverness 2010 Stelh Tow Dolly Like new condition has straps for Tires $850. (352) 221-0709 Chevy 383 Stroker Kit callies steel crank, H Beam Rods, forged pistons balanced $650 obo (352) 628-4110 Hurst Competition, plus shifter w/mounting plate, new $200 (352) 628-4110 Kenwood Stereo w/10 CD Sony charger, fits 69 Camaro & other w/6x9 speakers $125. (352) 628-4110 Transmission Jack for auto or standard Trans,works perfect $100. (352) 628-4110 Vehicles Wanted BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot LARRYS AUTO SALES, Hwy 19... 352 564-8333 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 LOOKING FOR American Made Mid Size Car Between Yr. 2000-2010 (419) 744-4111 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars Chrysler Sebring TouringConvertible,34k miles, loaded, $14,250firm 352-897-4520 BIG SALE! Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL!BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Boats Proline 17 ft 4 stroke 90 HP Suzuki, very low hours, ready to fish trailer & more $13,500 352-795-3894 BAYLINER Loaded w/extras, 50HP Force, Beautiful, like new, extra low hrs. $3,500 (352) 341-1569 CAROLINA SKIFF2001 19 foot Excellent condition, 90 hp Yamaha, bimini, radio, depth finder, includes trailer with new tires. $7500.00 obo 352-895-2382 ask for Bill FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 HOUSE BOAT 30 ft fiberglass, hrd wood flrs, & moreLive Aboard or enjoy weekends in Paradise $12,800(423) 320-3008 KAYAK 15WIlderness Systems Cape Horn w/rudder, gar. kept, exc. cond $700 (352) 382-2824 SOLD 12 Aluminum Jon Evinrude 7, Trailer $750 SOLD 14 Aluminum V Mercury 9.9 & Trolling Motor, swivel seats, trlr. $1,100 TUNNEL HULL G3, 90 hp Yamaha, jack plate, rods, cooler, live well, camo interior Galv trailer, low hrs 4 blade prop $10,500 352 489-1403 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com WE NEED BOATSSOLD AT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE 352-795-1119Mercury Auth Parts and Service US 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall) YACHTSMAN24 Pontoon 70 HP Ev. T/T, cust. trlr, bimini top, stored inside $4,200/bo Homa. (231) 852-0061 Recreation Vehicles 1988 Motor Home28 w/ Ford chassie, exc ond w/all appls $5000 (352) 341-5762 2001 38 ft Holiday Rambler, Cummings diesel,2 slides, fully loaded,sell or trade property $60000 859-814-3573 Bounder Fleetwood 32 1994 454 engine loaded, self contained,$9,750 352-795-6736 I Buy RVS Steve Henry, RV World of Hudson Inc.Since 1974. (888) 674-8376 (727) 514-8875 MONACO Diplimoat 38 ft. loaded low miles $44,900 (352) 382-5663 SUNSEEKER 29 ft. Class. C., nearly all options, generator, needs awning fabric, no smoke,33k mi. Reduce $24K, 464-0316 Tropical LX Diamond 3 slides 40 19k miles, 350 Cat-Diesel. gen. 7.5 too many xtras to list. $98,500.352-503-3663 Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 Time Share MANHATTAN CLUB Most in Demand Time Share in NYC. Premier location. Full Amenities. Split Wk Silver Pkg. Sleeps 4, World Wide R.C.I. Program. 1week banked, to be used in 2012. Private individuals only. $18K Contact Stephenaitken@ optonline.net or call: 631-567-5928 Waterfront Homes CRYSTAL RIVER/OZELLO $299K, 2+/2/2 Open floor plan, Hardwood floors, www.waterfrontozello.co m or 352-563-5527 Homosassa-Riverhaven Village on water, 3/2+ bath,river room,lanai-ft and back,dock, many upgrades, beautiful home. $260,000. Go to forsalebyowner.com Listing 23023708 or call 352-628-9647 Realtors 2.5% Join us to Pre-view Homes for sale Feb 28th &March 13th Office Open 7 Days a Week Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 Salt waterfront stilt home on Ozello Key Owner finance,3% down payment, private boat ramp and dock, 1000 square foot living upstairs, 1000 square foot screen downstairs workshop $174,900 Call Craig or Debra at 352-422-1011 or 352-634-3872 Citrus County Land LAND 1.5 Acres fenced partially cleared, on 480 in Homosassa across from firehouse. MUST SEE!!! 352-382-0535 Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond, ATV trails $165K obo 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Lots For Sale 8525 LAKE BREEZE LANE, INVERNESS, FL, 34450 Build your dream home on this GOLF COURSE lot (100X125) located in Inverness Golf and Country Club. Have fun boating, fishing and jet skiing on the nearby Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes. Enjoy nature, wildlife and the natural beauty of Fort Cooper State Park. Asking 20,000.00 Call Kelly at 860-459-2411 Homosassa 1.6 Acres on Hwy 19 Wet Lands, next to Bowling Alley, $15,000 Owner Finance 352-621-1664 SUGARMILL WOODS Fringetree St, 100 W x 120 deep. Ready to build $9,999. (352) 503-6980 Boat Accessories BOAT LIFTSingle Pole, 1500 lb. capacity. $900 obo 352-613-8453 Boats ProKat 20 ft140 HP Suzuki 4 strokelow hours, very clean, Magic alum tandem trailer, VHF, Depth, GPS, Windless anchor $18k obo (352) 464-4877 Angler Model 2500walk around, purchased New March 2009 paid $54,520. twin eng. 115 Yamaha warnty 3/15 (14 hrs ) ESTATE PRICE $37,500 859-229-5667 Beverly Hills Homes RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3 bdrms 352-566-6049 JADEMISSION.COM Hernando Homes 1 or 2BD ,1.5 BAcompletely remodeled 2 lots, 2 wells wkshop 2 sheds .Owner Financ $469/mo lake area 727-457-0850 APACHE SHORE 2 bdrm. 1 bath. close to lake central heat and air, new well & water softening system corner wooded lot. Excellent Investment Opp. Assumable loan, $30.000, 352-322-0454 Inverness Homes 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. $163,000 OR BEST OFFER 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $139K make offer, norealtors 726-0652 HIGHLANDS Lrg.2/2-4 car garage pool, game room, mud room, on triple lot fenced. price to sell $65,500 (352) 564-4598 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spacious 3/2/2 for rent $700/m or for sale..... 908-322-6529 Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Recently Foreclosed Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income 2BD, 1BTH, located at, 7901 Stump Lane, Inverness, $29,900. Visit, www.roseland co.com/A4F, Drive by then Call 8667003622. Sugarmill Woods Buying or Selling REAL ESTATE,Let Me Work For You!BETTY HUNT, REALTOR ERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc.352 586-0139 hunt4houses68 @yahoo.com www.bettyhunts homes.com. Condo for Sale 2/2 1,850 sq. ft. 35 Beech Street(352) 503-3294 Sell or Lease Opt 3/2/3 pool, move in cond.can be seen on Fri Sat & Sundays call for appt $150K (352) 634-5415 727-330-6779 Citrus County Homes 4 SALES THURS. FEB. 23 Estate Adventure Auction 3PM 2 Sea-Ship container, Contractor & Shop tools, PU Box, vinyl coated fence, fuel tank, washer dryer, household goods & furn. Pampered Chef, Longabergers, lots of dolls, musical instr. & more at gallery FRI. FEB. 24 INVERNESS REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS AUCTION 6762 E Hampton Lane, Inverness Auction 9AM 2/2 SOLD ABSOLUTE 1580+ sq.ft, 2/2 & adjoin. lot + all contents. BEVERLY HILLS HOME REAL ESTATE 518 S. Harrison St., Beverly Hills Prev: 3PM Auction 4PM 2/2 Home 1625 sq.ft. with wood & tile flooring THURS&FRI FEB 23&24 ESTATE TAG SALE 7AM-3PM 564 N. Indigo Terr., Hernando. Entire home contents to be sold incl LR sofa group, wall units, lots of yard art, statuary, more and more w/photos coming on the website soon SAT. FEB. 25 FIREARMS AUCTION 11AM Over 200 pcs to be sold live and online at gallery. Catalog & photos on website. w/FFL dealer DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667 Maine-ly RE 381384 10% BP DEB INFANTINE 3 HOMES SOLD In December I Need Listings! Real Estate!... its what I do.ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com Rent or Sale CITRUS SPRINGS Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom Pool Home on acre $699. Special. 1st last dep. bkgrd Ck 352-489-3997 Rooms For Rent CRYSTAL RIVERClean House, cable w/d, $115/ 125wkly $430/450mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 Inverness 1 br & ba.home prev incls pool. $500/mo (352) 201-6057 Seasonal Rental C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 Real Estate For Sale FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL UNIQUE & HISTORIC HOMES, SMALL TOWN COUNTRY LIFESTYLE OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989 LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCH www. crosslandrealty.com (352) 726-6644 Crossland Realty Inc. Floral City, 40 AC Florida Hilly vacant land, never lived on, with underground electric,excellent well water, zoned agriculture, private coded gate, updated fence, under brushed with trimmed trails, concrete cattle gap for horses or cattle. Cost $495K (352) 302-1940 email@example.com Inverness Highlands West Two adjoining lots for sale-3566 S. Dean $8K adjoining lot $7K. (352) 302-1940 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com WATERFRONT, EQUESTRIAN & INVESTMENT/ INCOME SALES Buyers Representative Concierge Level Service Andrea Migliaccioandreaworks 4u @gmail.com Sherri C. Parker & Assoc. Realtors, Direct 352-422-3261 Office 352-527-8090 www. sherricparker.com Commercial Real Estate FOR LEASE-5091 sq. ft. Commercial Building 7765 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River,352-464-2514 Citrus Springs Homes For Sale By Owner 3/2/2, Custom Built in by Wheeler Construction Call (407) 739-2646 or 407-442-3597 Apartments Unfurnished MAYO DRIVEAPARTMENTS MOVE IN SPECIAL (352) 795-2626 Duplexes For Rent INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great area,nosmk/pets $600/mo. 1st, last & sec 352-341-3562/400-0743 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great area,nosmk/pets $600/mo. 1st, last & sec 352-341-3562/400-0743 INVERNESS Country Living on large -acre lot. 3BR, 2BA home. Garden area, fenced area, Well & septic, so no water bill! $595. RENT SPECIAL Security dep. pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 352-476-4964 Specializing in Sugarmill Woods Rentals Debe Johns Brkr/Assoc/PRM Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty Property Manager (352) 382-2700 www. coldwellbankernext generation.com See what a Professional Residential Manager can do for you. Rent: Houses Furnished Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished Beverly Hills 2/1 carport, flrm. $600. 1st & dp no pets/smoke Remodeled (352) 465-3987 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 Family Room near shopping $850. (352)897-4447, 697-1384 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/1 + Family Room $650 + dep, 464-2716 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/2 $800. mo + sec. 850-371-1568 Gospel Island2 Homes, 2bd.1.5 ba. CHA, remodeled, good water. no smoke/pets $475/ $575. f/l/s cell (952) 807-6012 INVERNESS 2/2/2 Detached home, Royal Oaks upgrds, clubhouse, pool, lawn serv, W/D. $800/mo. incls. cable /wter. Avail 2/20, 949-633-5633 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3bdrms 352-566-6049 JADEMISSION.COM Sugarmill WoodsUpscale Ctry Club Brand New Deluxe Villa 2/2/2 Fam Rm + Lanai, most utils paid. Just $800/mo Owner: 352-382-1132 Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Mobile Homes and Land HOMOSASSA 3394 Arundel Terr 3/2, lamaniate & tile floors, All appls. CHA New Roof, $1500 moves you in $650/month Rent to Own Tony Tubolina Brk Owner(727) 385-6330 Inverness 3/2 bath home Deerwood sub. just under an acre Has roof over. No Realtors. $33,500 352-476-4374 Northwest Citrus County 2 bedroom. 1.5 bath. Mobile Home on 1 acre, high and dry, shaded lot, shed, paved road -$44,900 or make offer. Possible owner financing. 352-795-9908 Mobile Homes In Park 2/2 on Lake Rousseau. Was $27,500 NOW $19,900 Low Lot Rent $240/m2003 Mobile Home. Used Seasonally Owner bought a house, our lost is your gain. (352) 817-1987 Forest View 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 55+ Park Beautiful 1344 sq ft many upgrades $19900 352 794 3519 HOMOSASSAS Best Housing Value Modern homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $139/mo. $800.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park352 628-5977 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 Oak Pond/Inverness Well maint 2/2 extra long covered carport lrg shed lanai,& lrg lot. up graded kit part furn (352) 344-1632 Stonebrook 55+ 2/2, lanai, carport w/2 sheds on pond, metal roof, all appls, can be sold furn.cha $15K firm (352) 503-7677 Stoneridge Landing 55+ Comm. Resales starting @$13,500 Financing avail 1-800-779-1226 (352) 637-1400 WESTWIND VILLAGE55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 Wtrfront DW, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 Agent (352) 382-1000 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. 3BR House $800., 352-563-9857 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 FLORAL CITYFREE Use of boat ramp, fishing dock, canoe & Jon boat rentals. 1 BR $450/$200 dp. incls Sat TV electric. walk to river Trails End Camp, A Friendly Place to Live 352-726-3699 HOMOSASSA 1BR W&D, Appls., air, util. incld. $550. mo.+ sec., 352-628-6537 INVERNESS 2/1, Great Neigh. W/D Hkup., Storage Rm $500 mo.+ Sec. 352-634-5499 INVERNESS 2/2, scr/porch $600 f/l $400 dp352-422-2393 LECANTO Nice 1 Bedrm $500 352-613-6000. 216-0012 (352) 746-5238 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 LAND-N-HOME FLORAL CITY BIG HOME! The Entertainer, over 2000 sq. ft., 4/2, large family room. Home in great shape on quiet paved road near chain of lakes ONLY $59, 900. or $2,250 down & 395/mo. W.A.C.Call 352-621-3807 Palm Harbor Homes New 2012 Models $15K off All Homes 800-622-2832 x 210 Waterfront Mobile For Rent HOMOSASSA 2/2 carport nicely furn on Homosassa River w/dock no pet f/l/s sht/long term $850 352-220-2077 Mobile Homes and Land 3 BR, 2 BA, Completely Remodeled, inside & out, on 1 Acres, off School Ave. Asking $40,000 (352) 302-7451 2/2 SW Homosassaon Fecnced acre $39,900. Cash $45,900 if financed $5,000 down (352) 527-3204 BEST OF THE BESTNew 2012 Jacobsen Custom 28 x 52, 3/2 big eat in kitchen, 2x6 construction, OSB wrap, 5 yr. warranty, elongated toilet, china sinks, storm door. Large rooms. Must see before you buy anything else. Only $46,900 or $1,800 down $298.89/mo W.A.C. Call 352-621-9181 Crystal River Rent to Own ? 2/1 DW, remodeled, clean & private, 1/2 ac. trees price neg .352 795-0898 DUNNELLON 5159 W. Disney Ln Large lot, new CHA quite area $32,500 (727) 536-9443 Dunnellon, Fl 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Mobile Home w/5 acres -Jacobsen Mobile Home built in 2000, 32ft x 68ft, central air/heat w/appliances. Master Bedroom 14x20, Master Bath w/jetted tub & double vanity 10x15, 2 bedrooms 14x20, living rm. 14x16, family rm w/fireplace 15x14, kitchen w/38 cabinents 16x16, dining rm. 14x12. Low taxes 685.00 for current year. Asking $145,000, open to offers. 352-682-0266 Hernando, Pine Crest Estates, Doublewide 2BR/2BA, Fla. rm, carport, front porch, fully furn., 2485 Treasure Pt. Must see. 269-250-0950 HERNANDO, RENT TO OWN, 2BR, 2BA, single wide on 1/2 acre mol. Partially remodelled $3,000 down, $295 mo (352) 726-9369 Hernando-Forest Lake North,2/2 DW,very nice,HA,1.25 acre $5900 dwn,$500 mo. Owner Financing 352-637-5143 Homosassa 2 bedroom, 1 bath close to river, screen porch, appliances, $35,000 owner financing available 352-503-7948
C12 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY21, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 51 MPG CITY 2012 COROLLA *Price excludes tax, tag, registration, title, and $499 dealer fee. Prices include all Village Toyot a incentives. Offers cann ot be combined. 0% in lieu of Village Savings. All vehicles subject to pri or purchase. All leases are 39 months, 12k miles, and includes $1999 down on 2012 Camry, 2012 Corolla and 2011 Prius, and $2999 down on 2012 Tundra 4x2. All customers who purchase or lease a new Toyota receive a 2 year, 25K mile free maintenance plan. Photos for illustration purposes only. We reserve the right to c orrect typographical errors. Homosassa Crystal River Beverly Hills Spring Hill Brooksville 491 Inverness Lecanto 98 50 Homosassa VILLAGE 44 44 352-628-5100 000ALL4 MUST PRESENT AD PRIOR TO PURCHASE www.villagetoyota. com MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,959 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,660 $ 24,299 or $ 319* mo. 2006 TOYOTA TUNDRA AccessCab V8 SR5 $ 17,995 Stock #12010440 1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 4 Dr. Sdn. LX $ 5,995 Stock #12010243 2004 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4 Dr. Limited V6 Auto $ 8,995 Stock #12020053 2009 CHEVROLET IMPAL A 4 Dr. Sdn. 3.3L LT $ 11,995 Stock #12010262 2005 FORD TAURUS 4 Dr. Sdn SE $ 4,995 Stock #12020074 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 Ext Cab LS $ 9,995 Stock #12010344 2003 FORD RANGER Reg Cab 3.0: XLT $ 4,995 Stock #12020074A 2001 TOYOTA COROLLA 4 Dr. Sdn. LE Auto $ 5,995 Stock #12010358 2004 FORD FREESTAR WAGON 4 DR. SEL $ 7,995 Stock #12020085 2005 GMC SIERRA 1500 Ext Cab SLE $ 8,995 Stock #12010376A 2011 HONDA PILOT 2 WD, 4 Dr. EX $ 24,995 Stock #12010443 2010 BUICK LACROSSE 4 Dr. Sdn. CX 3.0L $ 18,995 Stock #120102420 2012 TUNDRA 4X2 35 MPG HWY #T120145 All New Redesigned! MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,770 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,772 $ 19,998 or $ 209 mo. 2.5 L 4-Cyl DOHC 16 V W/Dual VVT-I Engine 6-Speed ECT-I Transmission Star Safety System Includes: VSC, TRAC Air Conditioning AM/FM/CD Player Cruise Control Power Windows Power Door Locks 4.0l V6 D OHC 24V VVT-I 270 H P/278 LB-FT 5-Spd Automatic Trans W/Sequential Shift Automatic Limited-Slip Differential Dual Zone Air Conditioning AM/FM CD W/MP3/WMA 6 Speakers Power Windows/Door Locks #T120137 20 MPG HWY 34 MPG HWY #T120493 Front & Rear Side Curtain Airbags Power Windows Remote Keyless Entry W/Lock, Unlock, Panic Better Cars. Better Deals. Better Hurry! Featuring a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance 2012 CAMRY 2011 PRIUS MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,335 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,840 $ 22,995 or 239 mo. #T111805 VILLAGE TOYOTA OF CRYSTAL RIVER While Supplies Last! The 2012s Are Arriving Daily Star Safety System: VSC, T RAC Anti-Lock Side Curtain Airbags & Dr. Knee Airbag AM/FM CD Player W/6 Spkrs Dr. Smart Key Sys. Rmte Keyless Entry & Push Button Start Cruise Control Power Locks & Auto Up/Down Power Windows 0% for 48 mos. 0% for 60 mos. + $ 500 Bonus 4 Speed Automatic MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,800 Village Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,801 $ 15,999 or $ 179 mo. 0% for 48 mos.