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S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterINVERNESS When most kids in middle school and high school were probably thinking about music and fashion, Patrick Thomas was busy making sure he knew who the local elected officials were. Even at a young age, Thomas, who was born and raised in Inverness, knew the importance of building relationships with influential people. I just ... I felt the need to know. I thought the only way I could do it was getting to know the people in the position of power, he said. He knew who sat on the county commission. He knew who the sheriff was. He even attended city council and county commission meetings. In the woods a literal phrase for many homeless M ATTHEWB ECK Staff WriterHERNANDO Their backgrounds vary. Some are addicts. Some suffer the mind-numbing effects of battlefield horrors. Others have simply fallen on hard times. Homelessness does not discriminate. Mike is a 52-year-old white man who has spent the past six months living in a tent in a wooded area in the eastern half of Citrus County. Its not the first time he hasnt had a roof over his head. He has been in the woods, as he calls it, a couple of other times since 2008 not by his choosing. When his work as a certified nursing assistant and as a caregiver for an elderly woman dried up he had little choice but to turn to turn to the woods. His life has turned into a routine. He said his day usually begins around 7 or 8 a.m. with a cup of coffee in his tent. After that I usually head over The Connection, he said. The Connection is a facility provided by the Family Resources Center on East Parsons Point Road in Hernando. It provides a variety of services for the homeless population. Lunch is provided daily for those utilizing the facility and computers are on site to help with food stamps and Social Security issues. Another pair of computers is on hand to assist with job searches and email to family and friends. Those utilizing the centers services can wash their clothing, socialize and get out of the weather, according to a worker there. Doctor services are also provided every other Wednesday, free of charge. Mike not only uses the services, INSIDE FEBRUARY 27, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 204 50 CITRUS COUNTY Rained out: Daytona 500 delayed until noon today /B1 www.chronicleonline.com LOCAL GOVERNMENT: BOCC meets Citrus County Board of County Commissioners meets Tuesday./ Page A7 INDEX Comics....................B8 Crossword................B7 Editorial..................A12 Entertainment..........B6 Horoscope................B6 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B6 Movies......................B8 Obituaries................A6 TV Listings................B7 Classifieds................B9 ONLINE POLL: Your choice?Do you support the emphasis on improved nutrition in school lunches? A.Yes. Good eating habits should begin at an early age. B.No. Let kids be kids. Its not until adulthood that nutrition makes a big difference. C.Yes. In part, it will address childhood obesity. D.No. Serve the cheapest food. Kids dont know the difference. To vote, visit www. chronicleonline.com. Click on the word Opinion in the menu to see the poll. Results will appear next Monday. Find last weeks online poll results./ Page A4 MONDAYHIGH 78 LOW 59 Cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Warmer. PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morning BLACK HISTORY MONTH MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Pastor Doug Alexander speaks with Clint, a homeless man, who has spent the past two years living in a tent in a wooded area in the eastern half of Citrus County. Items such as his cooking utensils and other necessary tools to live outdoors are neatly organized around his campsite. Three other homeless men live nearby in similar circumstances. Living by the code Patrick Thomas: Shining example See CODE / Page A8 See HISTORY / Page A7 The Chronicle offers a monthly series on quality-oflife issues in Citrus County. This month, the focus is homelessness. Inside: Dennis House serves as haven for local homeless./ Page A8 Inside: Former homeless man learns hard lessons in life./ Page A9 Next month:Seniors and Medicare. CITRUS COUNTY 2012 Chronicle project LOCAL: Gas prices Several factors conspire to raise prices at the pump./ Page A3 DeRosa Fire Station now open A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterPeople in the northwest quadrant of the county now have a fully staffed fire station. The DeRosa Fire Station opened Feb. 11, according to Citrus County Sheriffs Office/Fire Rescue Chief Larry Morabito. The DeRosa station became the third to open since the merger of the sheriffs office with the fire service last fall. The fire stations at Sugarmill Woods and Floral City are already fully staffed and running. It took a lot of work to get there, but the contractors did a great job getting it ready, Morabito said. He said service has definitely improved for people living in the area. This gives us the coverage we wanted and hopefully when the economy improves we could hire full-time staff at our allvolunteer stations, Morabito added. Google Maps See STATION / Page A7 Supervisor of Elections Office voter outreach coordinator Patrick Thomas conducts an election earlier this school year at Lecanto Primary School. The exercise introduced children to the election process and hardware used in todays elections. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle LOCAL EFFORTS: Give blood Find out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./ Page A10Get food Area groups offer low-cost food options and free meals each week./ Page A10 DeRosa Fire Station VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Citrus County Sheriffs Office/Fire Rescue Chief Larry Morabito said the fire service is seeking volunteers to serve along paid staff at all stations. For information, call John Beebe, volunteer coordinator at 352527-5406. OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE A12 We believe the county has taken the right step in moving to firm enforcement. KEEPING THE DREAM: Read-in Annual event ties litaracy, black history. / Page A3 STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR: Oscar night Celebrities turn out for award ceremony./ Page B6
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C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterLECANTO As part of Black History Month, the fifth annual African American Read-In took place at the Learning and Conference Center on the College of Central Floridas Citrus Campus in Lecanto. So often when you do black history events it doesnt necessarily promote reading or literacy, Karen Slaska, African American Read-In planning committee chairperson, said. This is way to encourage literacy and emphasize the importance (of) literacy to everyone. Numerous participants recited readings from African-American authors, preachers and celebrities. My favorite part, I help select what we read, so I get to come across stuff I havent read before, she said. Students from Gail Bockiaros fourth-grade class at Forrest Ridge Elementary School performed a skit titled The March on Washington, as they held up signs that read, End to Bias, Freedom and Free at Last. Its the community coming together, Its not the white community doing it for themselves, or the black community doing it for themselves, its all of us coming together and doing it for the community at large. Silvia Wilson, a member of the Citrus County library advisory board, said the National Council of Teachers of English first introduced the event in 1990 as a way of promoting literacy, history and African American contributions to literature. Hopefully it will bring literacy to the forefront, Wilson said. The whole country, not just Citrus County is fighting illiteracy. Wilson was proud of the fact that the Citrus County read in has grown larger each year. We are getting more and more people involved, so we can spread the word, Wilson said. Unity in the community with literacy. Literacy changes the world. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@chronicle online.com. Around THE STATE Key WestAuthorities ID 2 men killed in plane crash Authorities have identified two Polish men killed when their small plane crashed in the Florida Keys. According to Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Wojciech Korjat and 32-year-old Sebastian Majewski were visiting the Florida island chain from Poland. FHP told The Miami Herald the men were leaving Key West on Thursday when their plane crashed shortly after takeoff. The mens bodies were not found until Friday afternoon. Authorities said the men were flying in a private plane rented from the Tamiami Airport a few weeks ago. Their destination Thursday was not known. Miami ICE names new chief for South Florida U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has named a new chief for its South Florida office. The agency announced recently that Alysa D. Erichs is the new special agent in charge of the Miami-based office. Erichs had been the acting chief. The offices jurisdiction runs from Key West to Fort Pierce and it has 450 employees. Erichs was previously a deputy special agent in charge of the Miami office and was acting chief of the Dallas office as well. She also worked at ICE headquarters in Washington and was a criminal investigator for the Internal Revenue Service before her customs career began. Erichs replaces Anthony Mangione, who is facing a May trial on child pornography charges. Mangione retired from ICE shortly after he was charged. He has pleaded not guilty.Gainesville Police investigating hazing at fraternity University of Florida police are investigating hazing at a fraternity in which members repeatedly struck and paddled pledges as part of an initiation ritual. The Gainesville Sun reported police filed a complaint Friday that seeks misdemeanor hazing charges against 10 members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Police said the five victims were struck hard on the chest with what are called thunderslaps if they didnt answer certain questions correctly. They were also paddled repeatedly. Police photos showed evidence of bruises and red marks. One victim said he couldnt sleep on his back for several nights. Nine of the suspects are UF students and one is an alumnus. Fort Lauderdale Lawyer seeks interview in teen beating The attorney for a Florida youth accused of trying to kill a teenage girl by stomping on her head wants to interview the victim to find out what she remembers. The South Florida SunSentinel reported that defense attorney Russell Williams has been trying for months to schedule the interview with 17-year-old Josie Lou Ratley. Williams represents 17-year-old Wayne Treacy, who is charged with attempted murder in the March 2010 beating at Deerfield Beach Middle School. Ratleys doctors said she suffered brain damage in the attack and has no memory of what happened. Ratleys lawyer said she may not even be competent to testify in Treacys May trial. From wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Gas prices continue to pinch A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterSeveral factors are conspiring to keep raising already high prices at the pump and perhaps keep them that way as we roll into spring, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Both oil and gas prices climbed last week after headlines reported an improving U.S. economy, the Greek bailout plan and heightened tensions with Iran. The closing price for a barrel of oil reached a ninemonth high and gas prices continue to hit record prices for the month of February. The national average price for a gallon of gas was $3.64 last Friday. Locally, at RaceTrac regular unleaded was $3.69. California and Hawaii already surpassed $4 a gallon. A barrel of oil Friday afternoon was more than $109 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if consumers might see some relief at the pump after oil prices traded below $100 a barrel for several consecutive weeks, but that is no longer the case, said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, in a release. The price at the pump continues to increase and break monthly records and it doesnt look like relief will come anytime soon. Global headlines fueled a bullish market last week and pushed oil prices to a ninemonth high. The Commerce Department reported U.S. contractors broke ground on more homes than originally forecast in January and the Labor Department announced insurance applications for the unemployed fell by 13,000 in the second week of February to 348,000. These two pieces of information were taken as positive indicators the U.S. economy is improving and were enough to help support increased oil prices, despite continued news of lackluster demand. Although U.S. fuel demand remains sluggish and its evident consumers are doing what they can to cut associated costs, its not having a significant impact on the market. Retail gas prices are expected to increase further this week and will likely do so well into March, making $4 a gallon more of a reality come spring. Brady added. And, as European leaders wrangle to OK another bailout plan for Greece, the news spurred optimism in the market and increased speculation a resolution will soon be in place to help the indebted country and repair global fuel demand, according to AAA. The report also said, this comes at a time when tensions with Iran are getting worse as stricter sanctions are placed on the country to curb their nuclear efforts. Oil prices are expected to increase again this week on concerns Iran will disrupt oil shipments on the Strait of Hormuz and halt exports to French and British companies. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicleonline. com. Read-in promotes history, literacy CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Students from Gail Bockiaros fourth-grade class at Forrest Ridge Elementary School perform a skit titled The March on Washington during the fifth annual African American Read-In at the Learning and Conference Center on the College of Central Floridas Citrus Campus in Lecanto. Bruce Bellamy recites part of Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dream Speech at the African American Read-In. Numerous participants recited readings from African-American authors, preachers and celebrities. Oscar Night 2012: Walking the red carpet in Homosassa C ATHYK APULKA Staff Writer HOMOSASSA About 90 people walked the red carpet in black-tie attire at the Sugarmill Woods Country Club on Sunday evening just as the Oscar winning performers did in Hollywood simultaneously. The event, Oscar Night 2012, was hosted by the Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods and is a fundraiser for the clubs literacy projects. Its a great event, Carl Treleaven, Rotary District 6950 governor, said. I cant think of a better way to spend the Oscars, and their going to raise a lot of money for local charities. To me thats great. Ken Steidel, president of the Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods, said the club is young as it has only been in existence for the past three and a half years. Its also a small club with only 18 members. He said this was the first time the club has tried to do a formal attire event. Its fantastic, Steidel said. Im very, very pleased with the turnout. We have excellent support from the community and the county. Angela Tanzer, event organizer and club member, said the small club works hard to benefit the community. Were a small club, but mighty, she said. We get involved in everything that we need to. Well help out in anything that we can. For club membership information call George Meadows at 352-503-6173. Members do not have to be a resident of Sugarmill Woods.Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka @chronicleonline.com. Pictured from left are Frieda Kaniuka and Howard and Janet Watson as they walk the red carpet as they enter the Sugarmill Woods Country Club in Homosassa for Oscar Night 2012, a fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods on Sunday night. CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle The event, Oscar Night 2012, was hosted by the Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods and is a fundraiser for the clubs literacy projects.
K EVIN B OUFFARD The Ledger DOVER The law of supply and demand had worked pretty well for the Florida strawberry industry during the past decade. This season, not so much. A supply spike of fresh strawberries hit the U.S. market this winter, driving down the retail price for consumers but also farm prices. Florida strawberry growers will struggle to turn a profit this year. The prices have been way too cheap. This has been a good year for consumers, both in quality and price, said Mike Lott, a Seffner strawberry grower with 42 acres. Weve been picking cheap all year. Lott and other strawberry growers still dont know if theyll end the season next month with a profit. Its going to be tough. Its going to be down to the wire, he said. Andy McDonald, owner of Sweet Life Farms, which has 92 strawberry acres in Plant City, agreed. An unseasonably warm winter in Florida had strawberry plants producing at record capacities, the growers said. But the Mexican strawberry industry, expanding for the past several years, also enjoyed unusually good growing conditions, they said. Because Mexican growers use the same strawberry varieties as Florida, which produce from late November to March, cheaper Mexican strawberries came into the U.S. market in unprecedented numbers, driving down U.S. prices. Were facing unfair competition, said Gary Wishnatzki, CEO at Wish Farms Inc., a Plant City strawberry grower and the states largest shipper of fresh strawberries. The market would have absorbed our production if it were not for Mexico. Wishnatzki and the other growers complained Mexican strawberry farms face much lower labor and production costs, making it difficult to compete on price. Many regular customers stopped buying from Wish Farms, telling Wishnatzki they would go with the cheaper Mexican strawberries, he said. The (supermarket) chains started buying Mexican product because it was heavily discounted, Wishnatzki said. From mid-November through Feb. 18, Mexico shipped 97.3 million pounds of strawberries to the U.S., a 26.2 percent increase from 77 million pounds in 2010-11, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. The bigger concern, however, is that this years strawberry market may have become the new normal, they said. Over the years, its been a competition between California and Florida, Lott said. Now weve got Mexico in the mix. Indeed, large California growers, including Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc., have financed the booming Mexican strawberry industry by planting new acreage there, Wishnatzki and McDonald said. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 64 59 2.10 HI LO PR 63 47 0.60 HI LO PR 60 51 0.50 HI LO PR 62 50 0.60 HI LO PR 61 53 0.40 HI LO PR 63 45 0.75 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Cloudy; 60% chance of showers/t-storms THREE DAY OUTLOOK Partly cloudy; 20% chance of a PM shower Mostly sunny to partly cloudy High: 78 Low: 59 High: 82 Low: 60 High: 83 Low: 59 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 69/47 Record 90/24 Normal 75/47 Mean temp. 58 Departure from mean -3 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.10 in. Total for the month 1.69 in. Total for the year 2.55 in. Normal for the year 5.73 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 1 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.26 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 55 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 65% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were absent and trees were moderate. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Sunday was good with pollutants mainly particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:28 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:57 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................9:58 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ..........................11:48 P.M. FEB. 29MARCH 8MARCH 14MARCH 22 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 62 ts Ft. Lauderdale 80 71 sh Fort Myers 84 65 r Gainesville 75 59 sh Homestead 82 69 sh Jacksonville 72 60 r Key West 81 73 sh Lakeland 81 62 r Melbourne 77 66 ts City H L Fcast Miami 83 75 sh Ocala 76 60 sh Orlando 77 63 ts Pensacola 67 55 c Sarasota 80 65 r Tallahassee 71 52 sh Tampa 81 62 ts Vero Beach 78 65 ts W. Palm Bch. 81 73 sh FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNortheast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a light chop. Cloudy with rain likely, thunderstorms possible today. Gulf water temperature67 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.79 27.73 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 33.94 33.93 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 36.15 36.12 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 37.66 37.64 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 35 19 c 49 28 Albuquerque 62 33 pc 64 33 Asheville 53 24 s 62 39 Atlanta 61 35 c 64 45 Atlantic City 49 32 s 54 37 Austin 66 30 sh 64 60 Baltimore 49 33 s 61 37 Billings 34 19 .03 sn 30 15 Birmingham 64 40 pc 68 49 Boise 39 29 c 41 21 Boston 41 27 pc 46 32 Buffalo 33 23 pc 40 30 Burlington, VT 27 14 sn 38 25 Charleston, SC 58 35 r 62 52 Charleston, WV 54 20 pc 60 28 Charlotte 54 25 sh 59 40 Chicago 53 16 s 37 28 Cincinnati 52 18 s 54 32 Cleveland 41 29 pc 44 28 Columbia, SC 60 36 sh 57 46 Columbus, OH 48 20 pc 50 30 Concord, N.H. 36 20 c 40 24 Dallas 65 40 c 63 60 Denver 40 27 pc 46 28 Des Moines 54 28 s 36 28 Detroit 37 22 pc 40 27 El Paso 75 41 pc 76 50 Evansville, IN 59 22 s 56 36 Harrisburg 45 34 pc 58 30 Hartford 42 27 s 54 31 Houston 67 39 sh 69 62 Indianapolis 53 21 s 47 32 Jackson 67 39 pc 69 56 Las Vegas 60 48 sh 57 38 Little Rock 68 33 pc 68 51 Los Angeles 61 49 sh 58 44 Louisville 56 24 s 59 35 Memphis 66 37 pc 66 48 Milwaukee 45 12 pc 36 26 Minneapolis 39 26 pc 28 22 Mobile 60 49 sh 68 60 Montgomery 62 39 c 68 51 Nashville 61 25 pc 63 39 New Orleans 64 50 sh 68 62 New York City 45 29 s 56 34 Norfolk 48 37 pc 61 42 Oklahoma City 63 41 c 61 51 Omaha 53 33 pc 38 32 Palm Springs 78 56 pc 57 39 Philadelphia 47 31 s 59 35 Phoenix 81 50 s 70 44 Pittsburgh 42 25 pc 52 26 Portland, ME 38 23 c 38 27 Portland, Ore 45 37 .04 pc 45 33 Providence, R.I. 41 27 s 49 32 Raleigh 54 25 sh 60 40 Rapid City 36 17 c 37 24 Reno 45 21 sn 36 22 Rochester, NY 32 21 pc 47 28 Sacramento 59 37 sh 55 35 St. Louis 65 31 s 52 37 St. Ste. Marie 22 15 .03 sn 29 11 Salt Lake City 39 24 rs 49 31 San Antonio 62 37 ts 67 60 San Diego 58 54 sh 57 48 San Francisco 54 39 sh 53 43 Savannah 58 38 r 65 53 Seattle 41 33 .05 s 44 35 Spokane 33 24 .03 s 38 18 Syracuse 32 16 sh 48 28 Topeka 66 46 pc 49 43 Washington 49 34 s 61 37YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 83 Naples, Fla. LOW -3 Marquette, Mich. MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 88/74/s Amsterdam 46/44/sh Athens 49/38/sh Beijing 42/30/pc Berlin 42/36/rs Bermuda 64/58/pc Cairo 70/55/s Calgary 22/10/s Havana 87/66/pc Hong Kong 65/62/sh Jerusalem 63/46/s Lisbon 65/49/pc London 56/49/c Madrid 67/37/s Mexico City 73/49/c Montreal 27/23/sn Moscow 25/18/c Paris 52/49/sh Rio 92/75/pc Rome 56/36/s Sydney 88/67/pc Tokyo 43/36/c Toronto 43/29/c Warsaw 36/24/c WORLD CITIES Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Monday TuesdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 8:48 a/4:29 a 8:25 p/4:11 p 9:37 a/5:11 a 9:00 p/4:42 p Crystal River** 7:09 a/1:51 a 6:46 p/1:33 p 7:58 a/2:33 a 7:21 p/2:04 p Withlacoochee* 4:56 a/11:21 a 4:33 p/ 5:45 a/12:21 a 5:08 p/11:52 a Homosassa*** 7:58 a/3:28 a 7:35 p/3:10 p 8:47 a/4:10 a 8:10 p/3:41 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 2/27 MONDAY 9:28 3:17 9:51 3:40 2/28 TUESDAY 10:18 4:07 10:42 4:30 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 61 49 0.25 Today's active pollen: Juniper, oak, nettle Todays count: 4.8/12 Tuesdays count: 11.2 Wednesdays count: 11.6 HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: Feb. 17 Congress was in recess last week; the Voterama website was unavailable to report the prior weeks voting, so it is made available today. By Voterama in Congress Payroll-Tax Cut: Members extended, 293-132, until Dec. 31 a law allowing workers to contribute 4.2 percent of their pay to Social Security, down from the standard 6.2 percent. A yes vote was to send the Senate a bill that also funds long-term jobless benefits and protects from Medicare cuts. The $100 billion cost of financing the tax cut is to be deficit spending, and the bill's remaining $50 billion in outlays will be offset by revenue measures. (HR 3630) Rich Nugent, No. Expanded Oil, Gas Drilling: Members voted, 237-187, to nearly triple America's offshore energy production by 2027, build the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling and start oil-shale extraction on federal land in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. A yes vote was to pass HR 3408. Nugent, No. Keystone XL Pipeline: Members refused, 173-254, to require energy products from oil shipped through the Keystone XL pipeline to be sold in the U.S. The amendment was offered to a GOP bill (HR 3408, above) that "deems" the pipeline to have federal approval. A yes vote backed the sell-in-America requirement. Nugent, No. Everglades, Great Lakes: Members defeated, 176-241, a bid by Democrats to bar energy drilling authorized by HR 3408 (above) within five miles of the Florida Everglades or the Great Lakes, which are five freshwater lakes bordering eight states in the Northeast and Midwest. A yes vote backed the drilling prohibition over arguments it was only a political gesture. Nugent, No. California Oil Drilling: Members defeated, 160-267, a bid to strip HR 3408 (above) of its mandate that energy drilling begin on idle platforms offshore from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in California, areas where drilling has been banned since a 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara Channel. A yes vote opposed the drilling mandate. Nugent, No. Oil-Spill Economic Harm: Members defeated, 188-236, a bid to require applications for oil and gas drilling leases under HR 3408 (above) to include worst-case projections of economic harm in the event of spills. This would be in addition to forecasts of environmental harm now required by federal regulations. A yes vote was to require economic-impact statements. Nugent, No. Payroll-Tax Cut: Senators voted, 60-36, to send President Obama a bill renewing until Dec. 31 a law allowing workers to contribute 4.2 percent of their pay to Social Security, down from the usual 6.2 percent. A yes vote backed a bill that also funds extended jobless benefits and sustains current Medicare payments to doctors. (HR 3630) Bill Nelson, Y ese; Marco Rubio, Yes. Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan: Voting 94-5, senators confirmed Adalberto Jose Jordan, a federal judge in Florida, to sit on the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which serves Florida, Georgia and Alabama. A yes vote was to confirm Jordan to become the first Cuban-born jurist on the Atlanta-based appellate panel. Nelson, Yes; Rubio, Yes. 2012 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. QUESTION: Should Internet sales be taxed? Yes. Since merchants in brick-andmortar stores must charge taxes, its only fair. 26 percent (17 votes) No. If I can purchase something without paying taxes, thats to my advantage. 60 percent (39 votes) Yes. Failure to collect taxes is draining the economy. 6 percent (4 votes) No. People will figure out ways to get around paying the tax. 8 percent (5 votes) Total votes: 65. ONLINE POLL RESULTS Legal notices in todays Citrus County Chronicle 0009XS3 Floral City Water Association, Inc. . . . . . . . B3 Lien Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B12 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . . . . B12 Dissolution of Marriage Notices . . . . . . . . B12 Surplus Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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John Mark Chamberlin, 69 FLORAL CITYJohn Mark Chamberlin, age 69, Floral City, died February 21, 2012, at his residence. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Hulette Hilton, 88 CRYSTAL RIVERHulette Hilton, age 88, Crystal River, died Saturday, February 25, 2012, at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Hulette was born on February 28, 1923, in Newville, Alabama, to the late Neely and Hailey (Howell) Brackin, resided in Frostproof, FL, and then Miami, moving to this area in 2004 from Greenfield, Missouri. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed having her family around her, especially her grandchildren and felt that a clean house and a good meal were most important. She always grew a large garden and enjoyed handpainting ceramics and china. A member of Cutler Ridge (Miami) Baptist Church, she was active in many ministries, serving as a sunday school teacher and spending years nurturing and caring for young people as a youth group leader. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Crystal River. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Calvin N. Hilton; two sons, Herman D. (Barbro) Hilton, Lawtey, FL and Jack D. (Peggy) Hilton, Crystal River; two daughters, Nancy Sue (Jeffrey) Cavalcante, Louisville, KY, and Carol Ann Hilton, Crystal River, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jack and Eddie, and her sister, Vivian. A Celebration of Life and Remembrance Gathering will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Crystal River. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations in Hulettes memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. Beverly Hunter, 76INVERNESS Beverly Elise Hunter, age 76, Inverness, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Carole Martin, 70LECANTOCarole Virginia Martin, age 70, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away February 24, 2012, at the Hospice House in Lecanto. Born on August 2, 1941, in New York City, NY, to Charles and Wilemenia (Cappola) Seidel, Carole moved to Citrus County six years ago from Cape Coral, FL. She was a retired executive assistant and a Catholic. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her sister, Arlene Martin. She is survived by her children, James Martin and his wife Erin of Lecanto, FL, Melissa Jones and her husband Mark of Jefferson City, MO, and Dianne Martin and her companion Benne Gee of Cape Coral, FL; one sister, Valerie Altman and her husband, George, of Lecanto, FL; one brother, Carl Seidel and his wife, Lorraine, of Nashua, NH; nine grandchildren, Michael Coleman, Breanna and Jordon Martin, Tre and CeNedra West, Dante Gee, Kristen, Brock and Derek Jones; and one great-grandchild, Andrew Hannah. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto, FL. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, at the Brown Funeral Home in Lecanto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Citrus County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Karen Remuck, 62 LEESBURG Karen A. Remuck, 62, of Leesburg, died Feb. 26, 2012. Local arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Visitation and burial will be in Massachusetts. George Wesson, 68HOMOSASSA George H. Wesson, age 68, Homosassa, died February 25, 2012, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. 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It kept me out of trouble, he said. And when he had the opportunity to, he wasnt too shy to ask them questions. He presumes his bravado came from his grandfather, the late Rev. Leroy Bellamy. A minister for many years in the county, Bellamy was known for being a pillar in the community who was a family man and always willing to help others. Thomas said both his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandmother were the biggest influences on his life because he noticed how even if they didnt have much, his grandparents would still give. His grandmother, who was a missionary in the church, would clean the black area of the cemetery in Inverness, feed people and even carry jugs of water to those who didnt have good water quality at home. You know, these guys were working all the time, but we still had dinner every night. We had birthdays. We still got to go to KP Hole, he said. If they could make it work with what little we had ... I wake every morning with that, just thankful for what I have. The drive to make a difference coupled with his fascination with government helped him land his first government job as a senior in high school working for Citrus County Clerk Walter Connors in the clerks office. From there, he worked for state Sen. Karen Thurman for five years until she became a U.S. House representative. Then he worked for her on a federal level for 10 years. When Thurman wasnt reelected in 2002, Thomas came to work for Susan Gill at the Citrus County Supervisor of Elections office, where hes been for nine years. As voter outreach coordinator, Thomas spends a great deal of time out in the community, especially in the local schools, raising voter awareness and encouraging people to register. I think thats a role thats just paramount, he said. We encourage them to do what I was doing in middle school and high school. ... They need to know how their elected officials have a role and how they have a voice at the ballot box. When hes interacting with students, Thomas makes sure he not only conveys his message verbally, but he also makes sure to lead by doing. They see me in school, at the festivals, he said. As a result, he stated the students notice his effort to show them he really cares about their thoughts and opinions. And even indirectly, he said he hopes his presence empowers young black people to be more involved in their community and in the voting process. At the high school student forums, which the elections office hosts around election time, Thomas said a number of the black students would write down questions they want to ask, but they will first ask him if its a good question. They need to have the confidence to ask questions, he said, but if thats the way to graduate them, then Ill do it. Fortunately, Thomas said, he didnt grow up during a time when he felt his skin color would hold him back from his dreams. Every now and then you thought someone was looking at you funny, he said with a laugh, but it was not unusual to see white kids and black kids playing together. When you say were all family, we really are. So when hes out in the community doing his voter outreach, Thomas said he never thinks about being a black man. Whether he was black, white, Asian, Native American or any other race, he would still have the same goal. Id still be making an effort to reach everybody, he said. Im just thinking I need to reach folks. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. L OCAL C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 A7 MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER HEARING AID COMPANY The Hearing Aid Myth Busters! 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Last June, Dawsy presented his plan to increase services and coverage throughout the county, provide more training opportunity and increase the ability to attract volunteers. Citrus County Commissioners voted 3-2 to hand firerescue operations to Dawsy. Then in September, in a 41 vote Commissioner Winn Webb was the dissenting vote the commission completed the plan, which included opening three new career fire stations in Sugarmill Woods, Floral City and DeRosa without hiring more firefighters. Most of the board also supported Dawsys plan to reduce three-person shifts to two firefighters in all but two stations. The two agencies officially merged Oct. 1 and a flurry of activity ensued. The Sugarmill Woods and Floral City stations were quickly up and running. The sheriffs office struck a deal with the Citrus County school system to house its training facility for firefighters at Withlacoochee Technical Institute (WTI). The first class of trainees is already in session. Earlier this month, Morabito unveiled the squad, or a quick response vehicle, which is smaller than the standard large fire rigs. The squad is laden with first-response medical gear and would respond to complement EMS personnel especially in far-flung areas of the county, Morabito said at the time. The new stations will each have a squad vehicle and could sometimes bridge the critical time gap at medical emergencies before an ambulance can get there, he said. Morabito said an Open House will be scheduled within the month so residents of the DeRosa area can visit with the crew of the fire services newest station.Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. STATIONContinued from Page A1 BOCC to hear radio upgrade plan C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterA representative of Motorola Solutions Inc. will present a plan to upgrade the countys radio system at Tuesdays meeting of the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The presentation is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. The days agenda will include several public hearings. At 3 p.m., the board will hear a proposed ordinance to regulate secondhand metal dealers to help prevent the sale of stolen goods. A similar proposed ordinance ordinance regarding secondary metal recyclers will be heard at 3:15 p.m. At 5 p.m., a parcel of 9.6 acres of land sited on the east side of U.S. 19 north of Crystal River, owned by the W.W. Caruth estate, will be the subject of a public hearing for rezoning. At 5:15 p.m., a property at 4421 N. Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando, will be the subject of a hearing to proceed with building a Dollar General store there. At 5:30 p.m., the board will hear a proposal to increase the number of residents allowed at Sunflower Springs Assisted Living Facility in Homosassa. Also on the agenda is a resolution for the board to support the maintaining of child protective services through the Citrus County Sheriffs Office.Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer can be reached at cvanormer@chronicle online.com or 352-564-2916. WHAT: Citrus County Board of County Commissioners meeting. WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday; public comment at 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Citrus County Courthouse, Room 100, 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. I think thats a role thats just paramount. ... They need to know how their elected officials have a role and how they have a voice at the ballot box. Patrick Thomas about working with schoolchildren as voter outreach coordinator.
S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterHOMOSASSA Tucked away in the woods of Homosassa sits a home to the homeless affectionately known as Dennis House. The dilapidated, Florida cracker-style house has plastic on the windows, doors and roof to keep out moisture. Random pieces of debris, like an old washing machine and a number of old, worn recliners, trim the rickety porch area. Inside, there are no rooms just a big open space. A number of clothes hang from a crude clothesline in one corner. A large metal basin sits on the floor surrounded by a small pile of wood like a makeshift fire pit. Theres a small kitchen area where everything is powered by gas because there is no electricity and again, theres plenty of chairs. Only two men are living in the home right now. The places namesake, Dennis, is missing. No one knows where he is, but everyone suspects his disappearance has to do with the recent death of his friend, Hobo Joe, who died tragically in a trailer fire a few weeks ago. One of the men, Arthur Cuee, keeps quiet most of the time while the other, Lee White, does most of the talking. After much chatting about cleaning and doing handywork around the property, he helps his peers there, too. I volunteer there one day a week, he said. There are some great people there. He lives near three other campsites, each camp home to a single male. Sites look considerably different from each other not unlike houses in a neighborhood on any given street in America. Pots and pans hang from ropes outside of the tents. Barbecue grills are neatly placed into the ground to prevent fires. Some of the campsites are camouflaged with military-style netting to keep from standing out too much. Mike says the men live by a set of rules that are understood by those who call the campsites home. We live by a code out here, he said. We watch out for each other and each others stuff. Even if were not getting along at the time we still watch out for each other. Its the code. He said the adjustment period to homelessness was pronounced at first. That first time I came to the woods the biggest adjustment I had was getting used to the environment, he said. I kept hearing all these animals and noises that I was not used to hearing. I had to learn to sleep with one ear open. You gotta listen; you dont know whats out there. He said recently a group of five or six feral hogs were making their way through his camp. We wanted to catch one and fatten it up, but theyre gone now, he said with a grin. He said one obstacle he encounters is the heat during Floridas oppressively long summer. Living in a tent is more miserable in the summer and winter, he said. You just cant get comfortable, you just sweat and sweat. I try to put cold water on myself to cool off but sometimes even that doesnt help. Usually around 2 or 3 a.m. in the morning it starts to cool and its not bad. He said he also has learned the hard way to keep food in tightly-sealed containers to keep raccoons and other critters from invading when hes not nearby. Mike admits he and his peers are not content being homeless. Its more of an acceptance, he said. We just have to deal with it until work comes along. It makes it easier knowing there are people around here wanting to help, and the Family Resource Center is terrific help. Clint, 41, is also homeless and is one of Mikes campmates. Like his friend, he found himself out of work with limited options. I was laying pipe in Ocala and the economy slowed. I lost my job, he said, sitting on a small chair in front of his tent. It was the first time in my life I didnt have a roof over my head. I didnt know what I was going to do. I knew there were people living in the woods and thats what I decided to do. Mikes campsite is cleaner than many homes. The area is swept clear of debris and each item he owns is kept in an organized manner and within easy reach. Clint acknowledged there are rules in the woods just like anywhere else in society. We all know the limits here and we know how to act. We dont have any problems here, he said. Our rules are you keep your camp clean and there are no drugs allowed here. And you cant have any big fires at night. We just use good common sense. He says his No. 1 priority every day is to find a job. Like most of the men living nearby, he doesnt own a vehicle. He rides his bike back and forth to get where he needs to go. Some days he goes to Able Body Labor to see if a daylabor position is available. If not, he heads to The Connections to work on the computer to search for a job, hoping to make some money for rent. Id rather be in a house or a trailer than to be outside, thats for sure. While there are numerous advocacy organizations in the county to assist those living without a home, one man who is well known in Clint and Mikes camp is Doug Alexander. Alexander, pastor at The New Church Without Walls, understands the predicament these men find themselves in and he said its not just uneducated or lazy people who are homeless. The economy has shifted in the world today. A homeless person can be anybody today. Even today, many people are so close to being homeless. People, even professionals, are losing their homes. Clint can tell you weve had doctors living in the woods; some of the guys have Ph.D.s. It makes no difference. People have lost their professions and they are now living in the woods. Alexander, a former military police officer and Citrus County Sheriffs Office deputy, said bad choices some of these men have made earlier in life have left them with criminal records. A felony conviction is something he said is nearly impossible to shake. Once you get a felony, its hard to get a job, Alexander said. And they label you with that felony. You cant go around and get a better job, because that felony is going to follow you. Nobodys gonna give you a second chance, because you know what? Youve got a felony. You might turn around and be a good guy and want a second chance, but just because youve got that felony and they look on the computer and see youve got it and youre not going to get that job. These guys need a second chance. He said regardless of intentions, getting a second chance can be difficult. I believe everybody deserves a second chance. Some people deserve a second, third and fourth chance, he said. I mean, if God can forgive us, we should be able to turn around and give people a second chance, forgive people. Jesus said, Love your brother. Offer your hand to your brother. 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White takes a seat on a shabby sofa covered with tattered comforters. He lights a cigarette. The ashes come dangerously close to falling into his plate of macaroni and cheese. I came from the corporate world, White explained. He has a masters degree in business and a doctorate degree. Hes also been homeless for five years. But Im homeless cause I chose to be homeless, he said. After his wife of 28 years died, White said he couldnt live in the home they shared any more too many memories. So hes traveled around the country panhandling and sleeping places he knows the police wont find him. You sleep on the back of a billboard. Nobody will ever look there. You look for buildings with ladders. Police aint gonna climb no ladder, he said, sitting back in his seat. But now he said he wants to settle in Homosassa because hes tired of traveling. The road will beat you up, he said. Right, Arthur? Cuee nods. Cuee, a man of few words, isnt homeless by choice like his housemate. He said he had the same job for 14 years doing general remodeling until his boss passed away and the business was sold. He tries to find a job, but Cuee said theres nothing out there. He used to live not too far from Dennis House, and he would see people walking to and from the area all the time, not knowing who they were. Now I know whos homeless, he said. Theres a lot of us. More than you think. More than you realize. White chimes in. No one cares, he said vehemently. If everyone gave a $1, no one would be homeless. But White says he knows thats just wishful thinking. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. 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Migrating to Florida after his release to stay with his brother ultimately led him to the woods in Spring Hill. He said it is a really tough lifestyle, a lonely one. Being homeless is like going to the beach and sitting there for so long and wanting to go home just to rest and put your head down, except there is no place to put your head down, Soto said. The doors are closed on all sides. It is scary. He said the worst part was that you live with the animals and you are just like them out in the wild. He built a fire ring out of stones and used the tarp as a lean to for shelter from the weather. Stuff like you learned as a kid, he said. Although he never was attacked by an animal, he said they were there right next to you. The ants and the heat were the worst part, he said. At first I didnt raise my bed off the ground and the ants were brutal. During the daytime, he would ride his rickety bike around town, looking for anything in the trash and alongside the road to build his home. And, hopefully, something to eat. Along the way, several people influenced his life: a business owner in Crystal River who gave him a job washing dishes, a pastor in a Lutheran church in Spring Hill who told him to find greener pastures and finally James Sleighter from Mission in Citrus. With help from the shelter, he was able to climb out of homelessness. Four years later, he still holds his dishwashing job, has his own home where he lives with his mother and a woman he met at the shelter, and he has a new lease on life. I want to go back to school and get my CDL license so I can drive a truck, he said. I have God in my life, my mom to take care of me, a woman I care about and my own home. What more could I want? Chronicle managing editor Sandra Frederick can be reached at 352-564-2930 or sfrederick@ chronicleonline.com. CITRUS COUNTY 2012 Chronicle project Homeless: The doors are closed on all sides Mario Soto worked his way out of homelessness. 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Beverly Hills Community Churchs Food Pantry, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills,distributes foodfrom 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. the last Tuesday monthly.To qualify for assistance, participants must be aBeverly Hills resident. When registering, participants must show proof of residency, have photo ID, Social Security number and birth date for each household member. Call the church office at 352-746-3620 no later than one week before the distribution to make a reservation for food. Suncoast Baptist Church 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs, has its food pantry open from 8 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday monthly for pre-bagged food. Free bread is available from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. This is for Homosassa people in need only. Floral City United Methodist Church hosts a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Hilton Hall, 8478 E. Marvin St., across from the elementary school. All are welcome. For more information, call 352-344-1771. Daystar Life Centers Food Pantry is open to Citrus County residents from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 6751 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River (across from the Publix shopping center).Applicants will be given an interview for food after a photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members are provided. Call 352-795-8668. The Hernando Seventhday Adventist Church at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families through its food pantry, open from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Please have proper photo identification available at the first request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. Nature Coast Ministries food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is at 999 State Road 44 in Crystal River (next to RaceTrac in the old Skidmore building). Call 352563-1860. SOS Ministry food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), opposite the entrance to Citrus Hills. Call 352-527-0052 or 352746-7161. If new to the program, bring drivers license and Social Security cards for all family members for initial registration. Food is distributed according to family size. St. Annes Anglican Church food pantry opens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Citrus United Basket (CUB)food pantry isopen to all underserved Citrus County residents from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at103Mill Ave, Inverness(east of the new courthouse). Participants must provide proof of income, photo ID and Social Security numbers for each family member. Contact CUB at352-344-2242 or email@example.com. First Baptist Church of Crystal River has its food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. For information, call 352795-3367. Our Lady of Fatimas Food Pantry, at 604 U.S. 41 S., is open from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Proper photo ID, proof of residence and interview are required for assistance to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707. First United Methodist Church of Inverness Gods Kitchen serves from 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the fellowship hall, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road. A bus is available for transportation to the church on Mondays. Call 352-726-2522. The New Church Without Walls gives free food boxes away at 5 p.m. Mondays at the neighborhood park in Hernando off Railroad Drive where feeding the homeless takes place. Call 352-344-2425. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church food pantry is open from 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Food is distributed on right side of parish office garage area. Parking is available in right parking field next to garage area. Pantry is open to those who truly qualify for this program. No vouchers or financial aid given. Call Anna at 352-527-2381 or the church at 352-746-2144. Please have proper photo ID available at the time of the request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. El-Shaddai food ministries brown bag of food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 W. 12th Ave., behind the former Lincoln Mercury dealership. Although food is distributed once a week, families are only eligible for food once a month. For information, call 352-628-9087 or 352-302-9925. The USDA is an equal-opportunity provider. Citrus County Veterans Coalition operates a Veterans Food Bank for Citrus County veterans and their family members in need. The Veterans Food Bank has moved to its new location, opposite the Disabled American Veterans building at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness. This is the only location authorized to accept or distribute food staples for the CCVC Veterans Food Bank. Food distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The CCVC Veterans Food Bank will gratefully accept any food staples, which can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Richard at 352-4008952 or Gary at 352-527-4537 with any questions or emergency food requests. We Care Food Pantry gives out food to needy people. Initial registrations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for assistance, participants must be a Homosassa or Homosassa Springs resident with identification. For more information and dates for food distributions, call 352-628-0445. The food pantry of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The pantry is open to meet the emergency needs of people in the community. Everyone is invited to participate once a week as needed. Bring a photo ID and the date of birth for each member of your household. The church is at 1501 S.E. U.S.19, north of Sweetbay. Call 352-795-2259. St. Margarets Episcopal Churchs Feed My Sheep outreach provides a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are an equal opportunity provider. The pantry is no longer open on Wednesday evenings or Fridays. For information, call 352726-3153. Food pantry of Floral City First Baptist Church Emergency Feeding Program is open from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly. Dunnellon Presbyterian and Holy Faith Episcopal food pantry opens from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon. Calvary Chapel of Inverness Feed the Hungry free lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall, 960 S. U.S. 41. Bagged groceries are given from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Call 352-726-1480. Our Fathers Table serves free Saturday lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Annes Anglican Church, one mile west of the Plantation Inn on West Fort Island Trail. Call 352-795-2176. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs serves those in need with free boxes of food from its food pantry the third Saturday morning monthly. Call 352-465-6613 on the preceding Tuesday to sign up for the distribution. Inverness Church of God, 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, hosts a soup kitchen the first and third Sunday monthly following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Family Life Center. Call 352-726-4524. A10 M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL 000ABQL Termites cause $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S. alone, damage not covered by most homeowners insurance. Protection starts by having Bush Home Services uncover, control & prevent termites. Toll Free 1-877-345-BUSH www.bushhomeservices.com Call today to schedule a FREE 12 point termite inspection. 0 0 0 A K 5 H When Termites Are Swarming Take It As A Warning! Million Dollar Damage Repair Warranty 10 Year Warranty Lowest Annual Fees Homosassa 621-7700 Inverness 860-1037 Crystal River 795-8600 PEST CONTROL 0 0 0 A L P 9 Food Programs & MORE Time nears for iPad2 drawing give blood LifeSouth Blood Mobile schedule for February: All blood donors will be entered to win an Apple iPad 2 drawing Feb. 29.To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is also required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 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 and closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org for details. 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. SO YOU KNOW Submit information or changes for this feature via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 352-563-3280, attention Food Programs. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit notices. It is the responsibility of the organizations listed here to provide information and updates about their programs. Contact the groups directly for details. For additional information about health and human resources available in Citrus County, call 211. HEALTH NOTES Read about more events every Tuesday in the Chronicles Health & Life section. 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 4 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 352527-0106. 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 352-5606266 to reserve a seat. 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 OakHill Hospital.com. 9 a.m. to noon March 5 AARP driving classes. 10 a.m. March 6 blood pressure test.
High APRs Why is it banks wont lower interest rates on mortgages for people who purchased homes six, seven years ago at high rates? Many people bought within their means, always pay on time.Theres your signThis is in response to the Sunday edition, Feb. 5, Sound Off column, Whos moving in? They want to know whats going in next to McDonalds and the Rustic Ranch where Cinnamon Sticks was. Its a pawnshop. I mean Im assuming because the signs been up for two weeks now that says pawnshop, so I believe youve got a pawnshop going in there. Family Pawn, or something like that, its called. Port impossibilityThe only thing the barge canal could really be used for would be a nice yacht harbor keeping in yachts, boats, fishing boats, etc., and have people have a place to enjoy themselves and launch their boats. The commercial part of it is absolutely ludicrous. What would happen to Citrus and Marion counties? It would turn it into another Tampa Bay or places down south where the traffic is so jammed that you cant even move 10 feet per hour. Who needs it? Who wants it? There is no pleasure in having something like that, which would never be to begin with.Lure retireesThe major thing that brings jobs to Citrus County are the retirees, the people who come here from all over and have enough money to sit, relax and enjoy what we have. Then the restaurants, the shoe stores, everything else benefits by the people who are spending money and theyre able to have people hired into their businesses to take care of the wants of the people who are elderly and also have money to spend. Just remember that. Why disturb what we already have when it could be made better by having more retirees and more people come from the North even to spend six months here in the winter and spend their money? That is the best way we can to save our economy here.Aquifer damage You did not give the whole story on why the barge canal was stopped. Its important to tell people the barge canal was stopped because they realized that making a canal across Florida was doing major structural damage to the state. It was damaging the aquifer, it was causing many sinkholes. That very land upon which we have our homes was being destroyed by building the barge canal across Florida. Serious damage was done to the state of Florida during the building of the barge canal. You need to research that and you need to let people know about it. You have a duty to let people know what would happen if that barge canal went across Florida. Let people decide I think its wrong for Romneys people to say that Gingrich should step down or Santorum should step down. This is wrong for Gingrich to do this. Thats doing the same thing as well as Santorum. Let the thing play out as to what the people want, not what the people that put the money there (want). All they have to do is stop putting the money and it will work just the way they want it to. Stop putting the money there; only to the ones that they really want to win.Scissor sharpeners Would somebody please tell me where I can get pinking scissors sharpened? I have several old pair and they need to be sharpened, but I dont know where to take them. Can someone help me? Romneys plan Let me quote: I agree with those guys. First let me say this. No answer. No direct plan. Has anyone heard Romneys plan for our future or is it all rhetoric and Obama-bashing? Weve only heard direct answers and plans from Gingrich and Santorum. We dont need someone who looks like a president. We need someone who will be a president.Give blood It is estimated that less than 5 percent of the ablebodied citizens donate blood. The procedure is painless and takes approximately one hour. The reason for not donating, in some cases, is squeamishness. The majority is just plain laziness.Patriot-killer The best thing about the Giants beating the Patriots is that Bill Belichick, the coach of the Patriots, used to be the defensive coach for the Giants and he hasnt figured out a way to beat the Giants yet. He lost to them in two Super Bowls now and lost games during the regular season. The Giants have been his spoiler for a long time now. I know it hurts him bad just looking at the picture and his face at the end of the game. Have a good day. Go Giants!Demand American All we do is complain how we cant buy Americanmade merchandise in stores, only Chinese. Stop complaining and do something about it. Tell the merchants you wont buy Chinese; you demand to have them stock American merchandise. People, try not to buy Chinese merchandise for three months. This will get the picture. Theyll get the idea and do something about it. Companies will hurt and speak out. When we buy Chinese, your money goes for them to build aircraft carriers, planes and God knows what else. China is not our friend. So lets do something about it, America. Wake up, people. Now theyre drilling for oil in Japanese waters. This is unbelie vable. Do something about it. Speak to your congressmen, but dont buy Chinese goods.Too much portThe good news is that the elections will be over in November and well finally not have to watch it and be burdened with this kind of media. Is there any possibility we can do that with the port? Build the port. Youre going to take the money out of our taxes whether we want you to or not. Do we have to be burdened with every other day looking at: This supports the ports. Look, the port. Were doing something about the port. Look at the other places that have the ports. Its good for the economy. The port, its going to be the savior. OK, all right. Enough already. Find something else that we can read about other than the port, the port, the port.Speeders mecca Id like to comment on Sheriff Dawsys report about the amount of tickets on Turner Camp Road. If his deputies did their job, they could get that many out here on Turner Camp Road every day. We have motorcycles going over 100 mph out here and we have drag racing out towards the carryout out about four miles out of town. If theyd set up their radar, people are running double-yellow lines coming around the curb, running the lines side by side with cars. Its ridiculous. Needless delay Isnt it comforting to see our tax dollars at work today with our state troopers pulling off another seatbelt sting at the busy intersection of Grover Cleveland and U.S. 19 in Homosassa Springs, which backed up traffic for several miles all the way back to the Sugarmill Woods entrance this afternoon, Feb. 6? Dont waste I was so happy to read that the airports a lot of them, and eventually all of them are giving surplus food that has not been sold and not been used and still in great condition (to) the homeless and to children who have nothing to eat. When will the supermarkets stop putting good food into barrels and pouring acid over it and destroying it when it could be given to the homeless? Right here in Citrus County, there are many, many, many homeless veterans who are going to sleep at night with no food, and their children also. Lets get with it. They should not be destroying all of that food when it could be given away and people can eat. Better for business In our efforts to pick the next president of the United States, we should consider how our 401(k)s and pension plans were affected. The NASDAQ Index is a good indicator. Under Clinton, it reached an all-time high of 4,572 in June of 2000. Bush took over and the market plunged to 1,528 at the end of his term in January 2009. Under Obama, the market has recovered to 2,905 in January of 2012. These figures clearly indicate that the Democrats are better for business and for your pensions and 401(k)s.Quit whining Regarding prison privatization articles: I agree with the article by Mr. Brown and I dont agree with Paula Dockery in that she seems to think that work is supposed to be easy and it wont be easy for state workers to have to transfer to another job. And (shes concerned) theyve gotten no pay raise in the last few years, well, welcome to the world, kiddo. I havent had a pay raise in four years and I dont work for the state; I work for a private corporation. But honestly, life isnt easy. Weve had to pick up to move when times were hard, and Im afraid people have got to quit whining and do what theyve got to do. Just because youre changing the jobs to a private corporation doesnt mean the jobs wont be there.Pet food complaints I heard someone give someone a lecture about buying pet food instead of donating their money to a peoples charity or church. Some people live alone, have no car and their beloved pet is their only (companion). Maybe others should use their brains, mind their own business.Where to buy?I would like some information. Ive gotten really good information from the Sound Off. Come on you savvy people put a number in there where I can buy a burn barrel?Wheres the humor?In reference to the comic Kit N Carlyle: Wheres the comedy? How about it? Its a story about a lady and her loyal cat. Dont take it out of the paper. Its a good storyline. Where is that sense of humor? Please dont take it out of the paper.Class warfare?Why is it called class warfare to ask everyone to pay their fair share but it is not called class warfare when special privileges and tax breaks are given to the wealthy? Gone nuts CNN TV news had a very interesting story on TV today. Since the price of pecan nuts has been soaring in the supermarkets, farmers are having a serious problem with theft. People are coming onto the orchards and stripping the tree of nuts. Some farmers have resorted to surveillance cameras and even guards to patrol the property. Seems like everybodys gone nuts.Whats the cost? I appreciate Ms. Katie Lucas talking to us about the Nature Coast EMS, but what I do not see in the article is how much it costs for the patients. And I know for a fact that people get billed thousands of dollars for helicopter rides. I know my mother did and I know that other patients have told me that. So I would appreciate a little more information. What is going to be the cost to the patient? I know that there is a cost.Wasted donationsI firmly believe in giving to charity, but one of my pet peeves is the way specific organizations will send you seven, eight, nine solicitation letters in a years time. Even though its bulk rate, which is cheap, it still costs postage plus the printing and the handling costs by employees. A lot of that money that people send in is being wasted in such a manner. Why dont they cut it down to two requests a year? When people want to give, theyll give.Survey says In a recent national survey taken it was determined that 80 percent of the U.S. population feels that contraceptive devices should be allowed to be sold legally in the U.S.Vote RomneyI like Newt and Romneys OK. I really like Sarah Palin, but shes not running. I dont even know Santorum. All I know is, I dont like Obama. I want somebody that can beat him and he has a machine, a money machine. So people that arent happy with the way the countrys going need to get united. Thats why I voted for Romney, because I think he has the only possible chance to win against Obama. Money wasted So Putnam County has a port and an unemployment rate of 11.6 percent. Citrus County does not have a port and an unemployment rate of 10.9 percent. Call the Port of Citrus for what it really is: a waste of taxpayers money. GOP does good This message is to the brainwashed Democrat who wrote in and said he didnt know about any good thing that a Republican had done. Just for his memory, I would like to point out that it was Eisenhower that designed and built the interstate system. It was Nixon that ended the Vietnam War after LBJ profited from his wifes helicopter company for eight years. It was Reagan and a Republican Congress that put millions of welfare workers back to work and balanced the budget the only four years since the Depression. As a matter of fact, if it werent for the Republicans, this country would probably be totally bankrupt now.Giving freelyThe Obama administration is trying to buy the votes of single, independent women by offering them free contraceptives and birth control. The Democrats philosophy is to give people things for free and they will vote for you.Abandoned pets This is for the lowlife that moved from a rental house in Palm Springs on Saturday, Feb. 4. How could you abandon your cat and her kittens? How long did you think that paper plate of food would last? For the rest of your life, I hope every mishap, big or small, will be payback for your heartless act. You showed a lot of class and we all know what that class is.O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 A11 0 0 0 A E 3 A 000AHKD Are Moles and Gophers Killing Your Lawn? We not only control insects & weeds and keep your lawn green and healthy WE CAN CONTROL GOPHERS & MOLES GUARANTEED! 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O PINION Page A12 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 Putnam vs. Citrus Why is Port Citrus compared to a port that has a long history of riverboat traffic on the St. Johns River that has to be 30 times wider than the barge canal? It also connects two of the largest cities, one of which (Jacksonville) is a major hub. Jacksonville has I-10 and I-95 running right through it. Putnam County is also a manufacturing center. Citrus County has zero manufacturing (according to U.S. demographics) and has no large hub cities adjacent. If the whole reason for our port was to increase employment, then why is Putnam County suffering? This manufacturing center with all the benefits and the port infrastructure already in place has a higher unemployment rate than Citrus County. In Putnam County, barges may work, but people arent! Do you suppose this port idea is an effort by owners of a lot of cheap property around the barge canal to increase the value of that property? Who lives in Citrus County? People over 65 years old constitute more than 31 percent of the population. People under 18 are 16 percent of the population. The population of women in the county is greater than 51 percent. More people are moving to Citrus County than the state county average. People must like the Citrus the way it is! Building permits in Florida last year were 38,600 statewide and only 199 in Citrus County. Im surprised there were that many. There are 78,000 housing units in this county and 20,000 are vacant. That tells me we dont need any more new houses. Lets fix up and remodel what we already have. Turning large homes into small assisted-care facilities would not only put construction people to work, but also nurses, managers, cooks, etc. That would also put those homes back on the tax rolls and not require raw materials shipped in and finished goods shipped out like any other industrialized city. If you want that, move to Putnam! Roger Dobronyi Inverness Deadly combinations What killed Whitney Houston? Was it drowning? Alcohol, prescription drugs, recreational drugs, bad interpersonal relationships? Too much partying? One of the above, several of the above, none of the above, or all of the above? One thing is for sure all of the above can be deadly. Any combination of reckless behavior mixed with water can potently cause drowning. Prescription medications all have side effects and any mixture of those medications magnify and multiply the numbers and serious manifestations of the dangers to ones good health. Although the effects of alcohol consumption is often minimized, perhaps because it is such a popular drink, multifold valid statistical studies detailing many, many serious consequences of drinking too much, from deadly driving, to acute alcohol intoxication, and almost all medications warn of the acute dangers of mixing alcohol with them. Rarely is there a prescription given to patients that does not provide a warning limitation on the amount of prescriptions taken, even such simple pills as those taken by millions for insomnia. Rarely do individuals live in a vacuum being totally responsible for themselves, and the contacts that a person has with others will influence what one does, including the taking of medications in order to compensate for negative interpersonal contacts. One good thing that might come out of Whitneys death is a big, bright red flag warning all who are willing to look: Be very careful how medications of any and all kinds are utilized, and be extremely wary of negative interpersonal relationships and psychodynamics that cause stress, anger, and/or depression. William C. Young Crystal River You know, back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees ... Foster Friess, age 71, Feb. 16, 2012D o you watch Mad Men? If so, you know that one of the things that drama about a 1960s advertising agency does best is transport you back to the days when women still were gals. We think we remember what that was like. We use words like sexist and paternalistic to describe it. But that is jargon and no amount of jargon can deliver the same visceral jolt of Oh, my Lord as a Mad Men scene where one of the gals in the office seeks a prescription for those new birth-control pills, but first must endure a humiliating lecture from her doctor. I see from your chart that youre not married, he says. And yet, youre interested in the contraceptive pills. He warns her that if he thinks she is becoming easy or a strumpet, he will take the pills away. When a Foster Friess describes how things were back in my days, it is worth remembering that those are the days he is referring to. Friess, a major financial supporter of presidential wannabe Rick Santorum, made his comment in an interview with MSNBC. Santorum quickly disavowed it. A stupid joke, he called it. We seem to be talking an awful lot about womens reproductive health lately. Not just the usual zero-sum battles about abortion, but a wholly new battle about contraception, something most of us would have thought utterly uncontroversial just a few short weeks ago. But since then, weve seen President Obama forced to compromise on an ill-considered mandate requiring religious institutions to provide contraception to their employees. Weve seen the GOP convene an all-male panel to testify on womens reproductive concerns. Weve seen debate over Title X, a 1970 law providing free contraception to indigent women. Weve been treated to Rick Santorums bizarre views on contraception, which he opposes because he says it doesnt work (!) and is dangerous and harmful to women, to boot. And weve seen Foster Friess attempt to make a funny. You might let it go as just that, save for a nagging certainty that in a few ill-chosen words, Friess managed to capture something telling and important about the way he and other social conservatives see this country. It has been argued that they seek to forestall the future, to interdict social and demographic trends suggesting tomorrows America will be gayer, browner and more Islamic than todays. But thats only half the story, isnt it? Friess joke suggests they seek not just to challenge tomorrows changes, but also yesterdays. They seek to re-impose what they regard as the good old days, as in a time when women were gals to be lectured by doctors on their sexual morality. That should be an eye-opener for those who feel yesterdays victories are impervious to challenge or change. Maybe it is time to wonder if that assurance is not misplaced. The very fact that we are debating contraception in 2012 suggests that it is and that those who are sanguine about battles won 40 years ago might do well to reconsider. One is reminded of the old axiom that says, the future is not promised to us. Well, neither, apparently, is the past. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL, 33132. Readers may contact him via email at email@example.com. We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can. Will Rogers, 1879-1935 Returning to the past 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 CRACKING DOWN Watering violations bring fines A fter years of discussion about overuse of water to irrigate lawns, fines from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for pumping more water than allowed by permit and repeated efforts to communicate with residents about the need to reduce water use, the county has begun fining people for watering violations. Effective Jan. 1, the county has stopped issuing warnings for first offenders, and has gone directly to issuing citations that carry with them a fine of $100. According to county records, 60 citations were issued in January. One of these citations led to an article in the Chronicle about a Sugarmill Woods resident who received a $100 citation for watering on the wrong day due to a sprinkler system timer error. The county has since sent out a representative to help reset the timer. While in a specific instance, the punishment may seem harsh and we sympathize with this individual who may have made an innocent mistake the reality is citizens in the county, and particularly in Sugarmill Woods, have been warned repeatedly about overuse of water. Six years ago, an article in the Chronicle reported that residents of Sugarmill Woods were using 27 percent more water than allowed by permit. Since that time, there have been ongoing discussions and multiple efforts to reduce water use, including providing educational programs and issuing warnings to violators. The communitys property owner association has repeatedly urged compliance with watering restrictions. Most recently, the Sugarmill Woods Civic Association issued a bulletin Nov. 25 citing the number of recent violations and cautioning that beginning Jan. 1 there would be no more warnings. In December the association newsletter contained a request from the civic association president to comply with irrigation restrictions to avoid fines and violation of water-usage permits. While we recognize that in any specific instance, an individual might innocently be caught in a general enforcement crackdown, this is sort of like a situation in which police set up radar after repeatedly warning about speeding on a roadway. Some of the people caught may be chronic speeders. Others may be normally law-abiding drivers who momentarily let their speed get too high, but when they went through the radar, each was violating the speed limit. Firm enforcement is generally not the first choice of any agency, but at times it becomes necessary to achieve compliance. Unfortunately, that time has come for watering violations. We believe the county has taken the right step in moving to firm enforcement, even though in some instances the penalty may seem harsh for the violation. THE ISSUE: Citrus County now issuing citations instead of warnings.OUR OPINION: A necessary step to gain compliance. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS to the Editor Bad to worse We keep hearing President Obama proudly say that he has turned the economy around and etc. So my neighbor and I were talking and when I asked him whether he thought the economy had turned around, he said, Sure, it has gone from terrible to awful. That just about sums it up.Read bills aloud Im listening to C-SPAN with Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer referring to the Republicans on the other side, that their 800-page transportation bill, they did not read. Well, let me ask you, Mr. Hoyer, did you read the bill? Did your constituents on your side read the bill? Now lets get something straight. You both should have to read those bills in Congress. Read them out loud together and then decide whether youre going to pass something or not. All youre doing is wasting time talking at our expense.Howards courtWe can only hope that this idiot, 38 years old, who beat up and robbed this 90-year-old man, faces Judge Howard in court. Pray for that.Gaming revenueI see where the state legislators blocked the gambling in the state of Florida. Im not a gambler. I could care less about it, but Ill say to the state legislators, go along I-10 and see all the people going to Biloxi and think of all the money and the jobs thats left this state. They were going to build it in Miami; they werent going to build them on Disney World. Think of the money thats left the state and going to leave the state, and the jobs. And by the way, the Super Bowl, the betting is over $30 billion. Youre not going to stop it, so get your head out of the sand. 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Associated Press A noosed Pakistani protester wears a mask to resemble U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest Sunday to condemn the report ed burning of Qurans in Afghanistan by U.S. troops in Karachi, Pakistan. Shooting Associated Press Todd Lecarlos, who was killed in a Sunday shooting at the Karma Lounge in downtown Jackson is shown. Twenty others were injured in the shootings. Shooting leaves 1 dead, 20 injuredJACKSON, Tenn. Police in West Tennessee say one person has died and 20 have been injured in a nightclub shooting and the ensuing chaos. Officers were called to the Karma Lounge in downtown Jackson at about 2 a.m. Sunday, according to The Jackson Sun Jackson Police Lt. Tyreece Miller said police arrived to find one man dead, 18 people with gunshot wounds and two who had been trampled. Miller said police believe there was more than one shooter and that the assailants fired handguns into the crowd. He said there have been no arrests in the shootings. Elected Associated Press Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, center, walks with supporters through the parliament house Monday for the caucus meeting in Canberra, Australia. Gillard on Monday won a resounding victory in a leadership ballot against the party leader she deposed two years ago, Kevin Rudd. Clinton to Syrians: Abandon Assad RABAT, Morocco Syrians in the military and business who still support President Bashar Assad should turn against him, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday. The longer you support the regimes campaign of violence against your brothers and sisters, the more it will stain your honor. If you refuse, however, to prop up the regime or take part in attacks on your fellow citizens, your countrymen and women will hail you as heroes, Clinton said at a news conference in Morocco as she conveyed a message to those holdouts backers of the embattled leader. Syrias authoritarian government held a referendum on a new constitution Sunday, but the opposition deemed it an empty gesture and the West dismissed the vote as a sham. Activists estimate close to 7,500 people have been killed in the 11 months since Assads crackdown on dissent began. Assad would have the Syrian people believe that it is only terrorists and extremists standing against the regime. But that is wrong, Clinton said. From wire reports Nation BRIEF World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A14 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Officials: 3 dead in train derailment Associated PressBURLINGTON, Ontario A Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed west of Toronto Sunday, killing three railroad employees and injuring dozens of passengers, officials said. Via Rail spokeswoman Michelle Lamarche said the three people killed were all engineers riding in the cab of the locomotive at the front of the train when it derailed in Burlington, Ontario. A fourth Via worker in the locomotive was injured, she said. Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring also confirmed that three people died in the accident. Lamarche said no passengers died but 45 were injured. She said 75 people were on board the train traveling from Niagara Falls to Toronto when the train left the tracks around 3:30 p.m. Sunday within view of a residential area near Aldershot station. The locomotive crashed on its side into a small trackside building, and at least two passenger cars behind it were driven off the tracks into an L-shape. All six cars derailed, a Via official said. Amid the twisted metal and debris, emergency crews scrambled to pull passengers to safety amid reports fuel was leaking from the train. Some passengers were carried away on boards and stretchers while others, looking dazed and battered, were led out of the wreckage by emergency workers. Three passengers were airlifted to hospital, one with a heart attack, another with a broken leg and the third with a back injury. Forty-two other passengers suffered less-serious injuries. US says its steadfast in rebuilding Afghanistan Associated PressWASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat in Kabul and a campaign adviser to President Barack Obama said Sunday the U.S. isnt rethinking its commitment to Afghanistan after violent protests left more than two dozen people dead, including two Americans shot inside a government ministry. U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Robert Gibbs, Obamas former press secretary, said they believe Afghan President Hamid Karzais fragile government could collapse and the Taliban would regain power if the U.S. were to walk away. This is not the time to decide that were done here, said Crocker. We have got to redouble our efforts. Weve got to create a situation in which al-Qaida is not coming back. Added Gibbs, What the presidents trying to do now is get us to a point where we can hand off the security of Afghanistan to the Afghans and that we can bring our troops home. Their comments echoed arguments made by the Bush administration at the height of violence in Iraq, even as popular support for that war was waning. As in Iraq, American voters are questioning the utility of the decade-long Afghan conflict and whether a stable government there would be worth the loss in U.S. blood and treasure. If we decide were tired of it, al-Qaida and the Taliban certainly arent, said Crocker, who served in the Bush administration as ambassador to Iraq. Obama apologized last week to Karzai for what U.S. officials said was an inadvertent burning of Afghan religious materials, including Qurans, at Bagram air base north of Kabul. Still, the incident fanned anti-Western sentiment across the country, leaving dozens of people dead, including four U.S. troops reportedly killed by their Afghan counterparts. On Saturday, a U.S. lieutenant colonel and a major were found shot inside a heavily guarded Afghan ministry. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said the killings were in retaliation for the Quran burnings. The shootings prompted the unprecedented recall of NATO personnel working inside Afghan ministries, dealing a serious blow to the U.S. effort to rebuild the Afghan government through mentoring. The Pentagon on Sunday identified Air Force Lt. Col. John D. Loftis as one of the service members killed in the ministry incident. The 44-year-old airman was assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron in Kabul. Santorum: Romney isnt conservative enough for GOP Associated PressMARQUETTE, Mich. The question of whether Mitt Romney is conservative enough to deserve the Republican presidential nomination regained center stage in the GOP contest Sunday, with Rick Santorum saying the former Massachusetts governor fails the test. Santorum urged Michigan voters to turn the race on its ear by rejecting Romney in Tuesdays primary in his native state, in which Romney is spending heavily to avoid an upset. Santorum said Romneys record is virtually identical to President Barack Obamas on some key issues, especially mandated health coverage, making him a weak potential nominee. Why would we give away the most salient issue in this election? an impassioned Santorum told more than 100 people in a remote, snow-covered region of Michigans Upper Peninsula. Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, said he is the true conservative on fiscal and social issues. Romney rejected the claims. The biggest misconception would be that Im a guy that comes from Massachusetts and therefore I cant be conservative, Romney told Fox News Sunday. In his one term as Massachusetts governor, he said, he balanced budgets, reduced taxes, enforced immigration laws, stood up for traditional marriage and was a pro-life governor. Im a solid conservative, Romney said. The exchange highlighted the choice facing Republican voters in Arizona and Michigan on Tuesday, and another 10 states a week after that. Romney did pick up the endorsement of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Sunday. Conservative activists dominate the GOP primaries. But party regulars fear too much focus on the Republican right will leave the eventual nominee poorly positioned to confront Obama in November. Santorum disputes that argument. The way to beat Obama, he said, is with an unvarnished conservative whose views dramatically clash with the presidents on the economy, church and state, energy, foreign policy and other issues. Associated Press Emergency crews work the scene of a Via Rail train derailment Sunday in Burlington, Ontario, west of Toronto. Three railroad employees are dead and dozens of passengers are injured after the Toronto-bound train derailed. Obama apologized last week to Karzai for what U.S. officials said was an inadvertent burning of Afghan religious materials, including Qurans, at Bagram air base north of Kabul.
Basketball/ B2 Hockey/ B3 Scoreboard/B4 Golf, tennis, NFL/ B5 Tennis/B5 NFL/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Classifieds/ B9 Chris Lane beats out Kevin VanDam to win Bassmasters Classic, but makes sure brother Bobby wins, too/ B3 Section B MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SPORTS BRIEFS Twins Zumaya to miss another year with elbow tear FORT MYERS The fireballer has flamed out once again, and this time it may be for good. Minnnesota Twins reliever Joel Zumaya was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow on Sunday, meaning his latest comeback bid has ended almost before it began. Zumaya had signed an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the Twins, who hoped he could bolster their bullpen with his 100 mph heat. General manager Terry Ryan knew Zumayas long injury history when he offered the contract, but the possibility of getting the overpowering arm that electrified the Tigers in 2006 intrigued him. I took a risk. It was a high risk with high reward, Ryan said after the MRI exam revealed the torn ulnar collateral ligament. Unfortunately it didnt work. And he feels bad. I feel bad. Zumaya lasted just 13 pitches in his first session of live batting practice Saturday before walking off the mound with pain in his elbow. The 27-year-old could choose to have Tommy John surgery and start another exhaustive rehab program that could last a year or longer. Or he could choose to retire. Zumaya had not thrown a pitch since June 2010 after breaking his elbow while pitching for Detroit in a game at Target Field. He has never been better than in his rookie season with the Tigers, when he was a 21-year-old blast furnace who struck out 97 hitters in 83 1-3 innings and became one of the most feared setup men in the game. Federer says confidence loss cost him major titles DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Roger Federer suspects he knows why he hasnt been able to add to his record 16 Grand Slam titles the last two years. The Swiss great last won a major championship at the 2010 Australian Open. He insists this has nothing to do with a declining game but a bit of confidence not on my side and on my opponents side. Ive had some tough losses over the past couple of years, Federer said, without referring to any specific matches. Federer is ranked No. 3 and is joined in the field by No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 Andy Murray for the Dubai Championships, which start Monday. Having broken Pete Sampras mark of 14 Grand Slam singles titles, Federer missed breaking the Americans 286-week reign at No. 1 by a single week. It would be great having that record but my life is very much OK without it, too, Federer said. Pete is a good friend and was an amazing champion for our game. I dont need to break every record he has. I came so close and I could have chased it if I had wanted to. I didnt choose to. Rangers star Josh Hamilton: My loyalty is hereSURPRISE, Ariz. Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton says that even if he does become a free agent, he wants to remain with the Rangers. On Friday, the former AL MVP said he didnt feel that he owed the Rangers. Hamilton clarified those remarks Sunday and said his loyalty is with the Rangers. Hamiltons contract is finished after this season. His agent and Rangers recently put off talks on a new deal after Hamilton had a relapse with alcohol. Hamilton has been troubled by drugs and alcohol throughout his professional career. Hamilton has helped the Rangers win the AL pennant in each of the last two seasons. From wire reports Josh Hamilton Associated PressORLANDO Kobe Bryant took Michael Jordans record, then nearly lost the game to LeBron James. Bryant and the best of the West held off a furious East comeback, winning 152-149 in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night. Bryant scored 27 points, moving past Jordan as the career scoring leader in the game. MVP Kevin Durant had 36, and Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook finished with 21. James and the East cut a 21-point deficit to one in the closing seconds, but werent able to move in front. James had 36 points and fellow Heat star Dwyane Wade finished with a triple-double. Blake Griffin scored 22 points for the West, which rang up 89 points in the first half, setting an All-Star record. But he won the game with his defense, picking off James pass when the East had a chance to tie in the final seconds. I cant turn the ball over like that, James said. I let my team down, but overall it was a great weekend. Griffin then hit one free throw with 1.1 seconds left, and Wade was off on a 3point attempt from the corner. He finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, joining Jordan and James as the only players with All-Star game tripledoubles. Durant was the MVP leaving Bryant tied for the AllStar record with his four. But he got a bigger mark in his 13th All-Star game. He broke Jordans record of 262 points on a dunk with 4:57 left in the third quarter and now has 271 for his career. He entered with 244 and passed Oscar Robertson (246 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (251) earlier in the game. It nearly wasnt enough, as the Easts comeback had the crowd filled with entertainers and athletes chanting for defense never a part of the All-Star game vocabulary in the final seconds. With Bryant covering him, James hit two long 3-pointers in the final period, and the East had a chance when Bryant, with the crowd loudly booing, missed a free throw with 18 seconds left and the West up 151-149. Just being a competitor, James said. They pretty much beat us up all game so we just wanted to make a game of it. Bryant, West hold on to win Associated Press A race fan sits in the grandstand Sunday as rain falls on Daytona International Speedway before the NASCAR Daytona 500. Downpours derail Daytona 500; race slated for noon, but more rain forecast S ANDRA F REDERICK Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH T he off-and-on downpours Sunday didnt stop the rich and famous, sports stars or politicians from working the crowds at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately, the rain didntcooperate and the race was postponed until noon Monday, orthe worstcase scenario,10 a.m. Tuesday. Before NASCAR postponed the race around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, it went through the motions.The national anthem was sung and the Thunderbirds soared over the cheering and rain-soaked crowds. But prior to the plug being pulled, it had the feeling of any other Daytona 500 race day. Presidential Republican candidate Gov. Mitt Romney did some stumping despite the bad weather. He shook hands as he walked through the Sprint Cup garage area and the Fan Zone in hopes of gaining some voter support. But he wasnt the only candidate hoping to sway a voter or two. Sen. Rick Santorums name ispainted across the front, back and sides of driver Tim Rainess See SPEEDWAY / Page B4 Associated Press Fans sign the start-finish line Sunday before the race. Associated PressDAYTONA BEACH NASCAR has raced on the beach at Daytona, under the lights and even around a pesky pothole. But never on a Monday until now. The Daytona 500 was postponed Sunday for the first time in its 54-year history after heavy rain saturated Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR officials spent more than four hours waiting for a window to dry the famed track, but it never came. When the latest storm cell passed over the speedway around 5 p.m., they had little choice but to call it a day. The 500-mile race was rescheduled for noon Monday. It will be aired on Fox. Officials scramble to avoid Tuesday race See DELAY / Page B4 Associated Press The Western Conferences Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers, dunks the ball Sunday during the first half of the NBA All-Star game in Orlando. Kobe breaks Jordans record for points in All-Star game See NBA / Page B2
B2 M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE B ASKETBALL Associated PressCORAL GABLES Durand Scott scored 17 points and Miami beat No. 15 Florida State 78-62 on Sunday night, snapping a sixgame losing streak to the rival Seminoles with a victory that enhances its NCAA tournament resume. Kenny Kadji added 15 points for the Hurricanes (17-10, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pulled into a tie with Virginia for fourth place in the conference standings. Miami played without starting center Reggie Johnson, declared ineligible by the school an hour before the game after an investigation revealed members of his family had received benefits not allowed under NCAA rules. According to a statement released by the university, Johnson was unaware of the benefits and his family was told they were permissible by a member of the former basketball coaching staff. Michael Snaer scored 20 points to lead third-place Florida State (19-9, 10-4). No. 16 Wisconsin 63, No. 8 Ohio St. 60 COLUMBUS, Ohio Jared Berggren scored Wisconsins final five points including a go-ahead 3pointer with 31 seconds left and the 16th-ranked Badgers beat No. 8 Ohio State 63-60 on Sunday. Jordan Taylor had 19 points and Ryan Evans 10 for the Badgers (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten), who made up for an earlier loss at home to the Buckeyes. With Ohio State (23-6, 11-5) up by a point, Berggren swished a shot from beyond the arc on the left wing. When the Buckeyes called timeout to set up a play, the Badgers and a small contingent of fans celebrated. Deshaun Thomas had 23 points for Ohio State. William Buford had 15 and Aaron Craft 13. The loss gave Michigan State a share of the Big Ten title.No. 17 Louisville 57, Pittsburgh 54LOUISVILLE, Ky. Russ Smith scored 18 points, Kyle Kuric added 17 and No. 17 Louisville held on to beat Pittsburgh 57-54 on Sunday. Kuric overcame an 0-for-11 performance in Thursdays loss to Cincinnati by hitting his first shot and making a key 3-pointer late. Kurics bucket as the shot clock expired gave Louisville (22-7, 10-6 Big East) a 53-48 lead with 3:25 left. Pittsburgh (15-14, 4-12) cut the lead to one and had three chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but Tray Woodall missed a jumper and senior Ashton Gibbs shot from just inside halfcourt as time expired missed off the back iron. J.J. Moore scored 16 points and Dante Taylor added 11 for the Panthers.No. 23 Indiana 69, Minnesota 50 MINNEAPOLIS Christian Watford rediscovered his shooting stroke with 12 points for 23rd-ranked Indiana, and the Hoosiers blew out sputtering Minnesota 69-50 on Sunday. Victor Oladiopo and Jordan Hulls each scored 12 points themselves, and Verdell Jones III added 11 points off the bench for Indiana (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten), which held the Gophers to a season-low score and went 21 for 25 at the free-throw line. Austin Hollins had 14 points for the Gophers (17-12, 5-11), who lost their fifth straight game. This was the lowest score against the Hoosiers in a conference game this season. They gave up 54 points to Penn State last month. South Florida 46, Cincinnati 45 TAMPA South Florida coach Stan Heath said he doesnt know exactly what it will take for the Bulls to earn the programs first NCAA tournament berth since 1992. But he believes the Bulls must continue to win, particularly in the type of tightly contested game that his team withstood on Sunday, a 46-45 Big East Conference victory against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Freshman point guard Anthony Collins provided the winning margin on two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining as the Bulls (18-11, 11-5 Big East) kept their tournament hopes alive. Cincinnati (20-9, 10-6) saw its threegame winning streak come to an end. The Bearcats final opportunity was thwarted when South Florida, with two fouls to give before a bonus situation, stopped the possession on a foul with 0.7 seconds remaining. The inbounds attempt by Cincinnatis Dion Dixon was deflected by South Floridas Victor Rudd Jr. For the sixth consecutive outing, South Florida held an opponent to 20 points under its scoring average. Cincinnati, which shot just 34.6 percent from the field (18 of 52), came in averaging 69.8 points per game. South Florida has a great defense, no question, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. But we lost the game because we didnt stop the ball from going into the paint. Associated Press Florida States Luke Loucks, center, reacts as Miamis Kenny Kadji and Rion Brown block him during the first half in Coral Gables. Canes upset Noles; Bulls edge out Bearcats Associated PressCORAL GABLES, Fla. Riquna Williams scored 20 points, Shenise Johnson added 19 and No. 5 Miami capped its Atlantic Coast Conference regular season with a 88-42 win over Boston College on Sunday. It was the 40th straight home win for the Hurricanes (25-4, 14-2), who bounced back from Fridays loss at No. 7 Duke by grabbing a quick 14-0 lead over the Eagles. Stefanie Yderstrom scored 13 points for Miami, which will be the No. 2 seed in the ACC tournament and play a quarterfinal game on Friday in Greensboro, N.C. Kristen Doherty scored 10 for Boston College (7-22, 2-14), which was outscored 176-99 in its two meetings with the Hurricanes this season. No. 6 Maryland 65, North Carolina State 50RALEIGH, N.C. Alyssa Thomas scored 22 of her 24 points in the second half and added a career-high 17 rebounds, and Maryland beat North Carolina State. Thomas finished two points shy of her scoring high to help the Terrapins (25-4, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their fourth straight. They clinched the No. 3 seed in the league tournament that starts Thursday in Greensboro. Laurin Mincy added 12 points for Maryland. The Terps never trailed, overcame 18 turnovers and used a late 17-5 run to pull away and claim their seventh win in eight tries against the Wolfpack (16-14, 511).No. 7 Duke 69, North Carolina 63CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Tricia Liston scored 15 points to help Duke beat rival North Carolina and win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship outright. Freshman Elizabeth Williams added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Devils (24-4, 15-1 ACC), who had already clinched the top seed in this weeks league tournament in Greensboro. But this win gave Duke an outright ACC crown for the first time in five years, while also giving fifth-year coach Joanne P. McCallie her first road victory in the rivalry. Duke led almost the entire way, shooting 56 percent in the first half to lead by 14 points at halftime. The Blue Devils pushed that margin to 17 before the Tar Heels (19-10, 9-7) rallied to within four in the final 90 seconds, though Duke did just enough to hold on the rest of the way.No. 23 Nebraska 71, No. 8 Ohio State 57 LINCOLN, Neb. Emily Cady scored 24 points to match her career high and Nebraska upset Ohio State. The Cornhuskers (21-7, 106 Big Ten) bounced back from a 20-point loss at Michigan State for only their second win in six games. The Buckeyes (24-5, 11-5) lost for the fifth time in eight conference road games. Cady had her best game since scoring 24 in the Huskers 82-68 loss at Ohio State on Jan. 19. The freshman forward made 9 of 16 shots from the floor after scoring just four points against the Spartans on Thursday. Brandi Jeffery and Rebecca Woodberry scored eight apiece for Nebraska. The Huskers season scoring leaders, Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore, combined for only 16 points. Samantha Prahalis, coming off a school-record 42-point game against Minnesota on Thursday, led the Buckeyes with 18 points. Tayler Hill added 16. No. 9 Delaware 89, Northeastern 71NEWARK, Del. Elena Delle Donne scored 35 points and Delaware won its 16th straight game with a victory over Northeastern. With the win, the Blue Hens (26-1, 17-0 Colonial Athletic Association) tied the school record for victories in a season. With one game remaining on the schedule, Delaware is also trying to become the first CAA team since 2002 to finish the regular season unbeaten in conference. The countrys leading scorer at 28.1 points per game, Delle Donne scored 30 or more points for the 11th time this season. The 6-foot-5 junior hit 14 of 24 shots from the floor while adding seven rebounds. The Hens also got 18 points from junior Lauren Carra, who hit four 3-pointers. Northeastern (7-21 overall, 5-12 CAA), which had a threegame winning streak snapped, was led by 20 points from Jewel Tunstall.No. 10 Tennessee 75, Florida 59 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Glory Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Tennessee beat Florida to grab second place in the Southeastern Conference. This was the final home game for the Lady Vols, who have lost the most games ever on the court named after coach Pat Summitt. The Hall of Famer revealed in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimers type. She has only said she hopes to continue coaching as long as possible. She has spoken very little about her condition this season, instead urging others to focus on basketball instead of her. The Lady Vols (21-8, 12-4) have struggled this season at times, losing at home to South Carolina and Arkansas for the first time ever. They will play in the SEC tournament this weekend in Nashville before playing in the NCAA tournament.No. 11 Penn State 74, Minnesota 51 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Maggie Lucas scored 24 points and Penn State smothered cold-shooting Minnesota to claim sole possession of the Big Ten title. Senior Zhaque Gray added 18 in her final game at the Jordan Center for the Lady Lions (23-5, 13-3), who led by as much as 24 in the first half and 33 in the second. Kiara Buford had 11 points for Minnesota (14-16, 6-10), which kept pace with the leagues best rebounding team on the glass but failed to convert several second chances and easy looks inside. Penn State has won a season-high seven straight, including the last five by double digits. No. 13 Kentucky 76, Mississippi State 40 STARKVILLE, Miss. ADia Mathies and Bernisha Pinkett scored 13 points each to lead Kentucky to a win over Mississippi State and clinch the Wildcats first regular season Southeastern Conference title in 30 years. Kentucky (24-5, 13-3 SEC) opened the game on a 19-7 run and led 41-17 at the half. The Wildcats shot 40.3 percent (27-of-67) from the floor and hit 15-of-22 free throws. Kentucky will return home and celebrate its first title since 1982 later Sunday night on campus. The Bulldogs (14-15, 4-12) have lost four straight. The loss also marked retiring MSU head coach Sharron FanningOtiss last regular season game. No. 17 Georgia Tech 62, Clemson 50 ATLANTA Sydney Wallace scored 16 points as the lone Yellow Jackets player in double figures, leading Georgia Tech past Clemson. Georgia Tech (22-7, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) improved on its best season in the conference, extending its league-wins record to a dozen. A Wallace 3 fueled an 18-6 Yellow Jackets run that turned a three-point deficit into a ninepoint lead with 4:30 left before the half. Georgia Tech led 3325 at intermission and outscored the Tigers 29-25 in the second half. Georgia Tech pushed its lead to 16 points with just less than six minutes left in the game. The Yellow Jackets, who swept the regular-season series against Clemson, scored 19 points off 21 Tigers turnovers. They also outrebounded the Tigers 37-28 and outscored them on bench points 44-24. Shaniqua Pauldo had 11 points to pace the Tigers (6-21, 2-14). No. 18 Georgia 62, LSU 46 ATHENS, Ga. Khaalidah Miller scored 14 points to lead Georgia over LSU, taking third place in the Southeastern Conference in the final regular-season game for both teams and also clinching the third seed in the conference tournament. Jasmine Hassell added 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs (22-7, 11-5), and Meredith Mitchell had 10. After trailing early, the Lady Bulldogs used a 13-0 run midway through the first half to take a lead they wouldnt relinquish. Georgia led by two points at the break but outscored LSU, who got within four points a couple of times, 36-23 to seal it in the second half. The Lady Bulldogs clinched a first-round bye in the SEC tournament. Courtney Jones and Adrienne Webb had 11 points apiece to pace the Lady Tigers (20-9, 10-6), who clinched the fourth seed and also grabbed a bye in next weeks conference tournament. No. 22 Purdue 90, Indiana 58 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Brittany Rayburn scored 24 points to lead Purdue to a victory over Indiana. KK Houser had 15 points and seven assists for the Boilermakers (21-8, 11-5 Big Ten), Alex Guyton scored 11 and Sam Ostarello added nine rebounds. Rayburn, who hit four 3pointers, reached double figures for the 89th time and passed the 1,700-point mark for her career with 1,718. Sasha Chaplin led the Hoosiers (6-23, 1-15) with 15 points. Aulani Sinclair scored 14 and Candyce Ussery a career-high 10. Associated Press Floridas Lily Svete goes for a shot as shes defended by Tennessees Glory Johnson on Sunday in the first half in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 75-59. Svete scored 12 points. Lady Canes best B.C.; Gators fall to Lady Vols But New Jerseys Deron Williams was short on a 3pointer, and after the East came up with it, James fired a pass into a crowd that Griffin intercepted. On a colorful night in Orlando, from pregame performer Nicki Minajs pink and green hair to the neon sneakers many of the stars wore, Dwight Howard had nine points and 10 rebounds as the games host. The NBAs first All-Star game in Orlando in 20 years wasnt close after 2 1/2 quarters. But players always say it gets competitive in the final five minutes, and James was again up for the challenge. He hiked his scoring average to 25.9 points over his eight All-Star games, and someday hell probably take the record Bryant set Sunday. But he couldnt quite catch Kobe in the game. With the 2-year-old Amway Center considered by many the finest arena in the league, the NBA brought its midseason showcase back to Orlando for the first time since the memorable 1992 game, when Magic Johnson was MVP three months after retiring from the league because of the HIV virus. This one was once in jeopardy of being lost when the lockout lasted into late November. Without a settlement then, All-Star weekend may have been wiped out, as it was in 1999 following a work stoppage. The party was saved. James and Howard, wearing bright orange shoes, danced onto the stage for pregame introductions, Howard breaking into an enormous grin when fans gave him a thunderous ovation as the last All-Star introduced. Then Andrew Bynum blocked his first shot attempt. The speedy Westbrook had the East looking like it was standing still late in the first half, and it was 88-69 at the break. Howard and Derrick Rose ditched their orange sneakers in the second half James kept his and the East quickly got back into it, trimming 12 points off its deficit in less than 6 minutes. They even started to defend Wade whacked Bryant so hard on a drive that the Lakers star needed a break between free throws to wipe blood from his nose before sinking it to tie Jordan. Williams scored 20 points for the East, Carmelo Anthony had 19, and Rose finished with 14. Kevin Love scored 17 points for the West. NBA Continued from Page B1
Associated PressBOSSIER CITY, La. In the 1980s, summer vacation for the Lane brothers meant two things every year: A road trip to see the Atlanta Braves and participation in the junior fishing camps held by two-time Bassmaster Classic champion Tom Mann in Eufaula, Ala. We dreamed of winning the Bassmaster Classic, said Chris Lane, who beat Bobby and 47 other anglers to capture the 42nd Bassmaster Classic on Sunday after three days of fishing on the Red River. Chris hauled in 51 pounds and six ounces over the three-day event, beating out Greg Vinson for the title by less than three pounds. The 36-year-old nearly from Guntersville, Ala., nearly doubled his career earnings with the $500,000 first prize. Vinson, 34, of Wetumpka, Ala., was the penultimate angler to weigh in and took the lead, but Lane was last to the scales. Ive never won a tournament, said Vinson, a veteran of more than 50 events and two Classics who pocketed a career-high $45,000. Keith Poche 2008 champion Alton Jones and Ott DeFoe rounded out the top five. Kevin VanDam fell short in his effort to set a pair of Classic records. The 44year-old Kalamazoo, Mich., native was trying to win for the third year in a row and become the first five-time champion of the event. To take (the trophy) from the best fisherman in the entire world, I cant explain it, Lane said. There is one person in the world I wanted to get that trophy from, and Kevin said, Im proud of you. Chris called brother Bobby to propose a deal: If one won the Classic, theyd pay the others 2012 BASS Elite tournament fees more than $43,000. I said, Lets bump it up to a nice round number, said Bobby. In the end, both won. I am so honored to be able to pay him $50,000, Chris Lane said. Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. Martin St. Louis scored three goals and set up another to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. Mathieu Garon made 19 saves and set up St. Louis first goal as the Lightning snapped a two-game losing streak less than 24 hours after being blown out 8-1 by the Penguins. Teddy Purcell added three assists for Tampa Bay, which has gone 11-5-2 in its last 18 in making a playoff push. Alexei Ponikarovsky, Petr Sykora and Zach Parise scored for the Devils, who dropped their second straight game after going 9-1-1 since the All-Star break. The setback spoiled the debut of defensemanMarek Zidlicky, acquired from Minnesota on Friday. Defenseman Matt Gilroy gave the Lightning the lead for good at 3-2 when he scored 41 seconds after Sykora tied the game by firing the puck into an open net after taking a cross-ice pass from Steve Bernier. St. Louis got the winner and capped his second hat trick this month and the sixth of his career by redirecting Purcells shot from the right side boards past a defenseless Martin Brodeur at 10:18. It was his 22nd goal of the season and sixth in the last six games. The Devils got a final power play with a minute to go when St. Louis was sent off but they did not come close to tying the game. St. Louis wiped out a 1-0 Devils lead in the second period. Garon set up his first goal with a breakout pass that Steven Stamkos nudged forward to the right wing for a snap shotbetween the circles that whizzed into the top corner of the net. St. Louis second goal was the easiest of the three. It came on a power-play rebound of a shot by Purcell with the net open. Ponikarovsky had given the Devils a 1-0 lead 12:07 into the first period with an unassisted goal. Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 2 PITTSBURGH Evgeni Malkin scored his 37th goal of the season, Brad Thiessen made 21 saves in his NHL debut and Pittsburgh beat Columbus. Pascal Dupuis, Kris Letang and Joe Vitale also scored for Pittsburgh, which woke up from a slow start to win for the ninth time in their last 10 home games. Steve Sullivan added a pair of assists as the Penguins completed a weekend sweep of Tampa Bay and Columbus with ease. Thiessen played well while giving Marc-Andre Fleury a rare day off. Rick Nash scored a shorthanded goal in perhaps his final game with Columbus before the trade deadline. Vinny Prospal also score for the Blue Jackets. Stars 3, Canucks 2 (OT) DALLAS Loui Eriksson scored at 3:52 of overtime to give Dallas its fourth consecutive victory. Steve Ott carried the puck deep in the Vancouver end and passed to Trevor Daley at the left circle. Eriksson skated to the net and fired Daleys goalmouth pass by Roberto Luongo. Mike Ribeiro scored the tying goal for Dallas with 52.5 seconds left in regulation. Michael Ryder netted a power-play goal for the Stars, who hadnt won four in a row since Oct. 29 to Nov. 8. Ryan Kesler scored in the opening minute of the second period for the Canucks, and Mason Raymond added a goal. Vancouver has an NHL-best 87 points and was 12-1-3 in their previous 16 games. Panthers 4, Canadiens 2 SUNRISE, Fla. Stephen Weiss scored two goals and Florida improved to 3-0 against Montreal this season. Sean Bergenheim and Brian Campbell also scored for Florida and Scott Clemmensen made 18 saves. Weiss and Bergenheim each had assists and Mikael Samuelsson had a pair of assists. David Desharnais and P.K. Subban scored goals for Montreal. Peter Budaj stopped 28 shots. The Canadiens have lost six of their past seven games and four straight. Senators 5, Islanders 2 OTTAWA Robin Lehner, making his first start since being recalled from the minor to replace the injured Craig Anderson, made 28 saves for Ottawa. Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza, Jim OBrien, Chris Neil, and Kyle Turris scored for the Senators. Lehner was making his first start since being recalled from Binghamton on an emergency basis after Anderson cut his hand last Thursday while preparing food at home. John Tavares and P.A. Parenteau scored for the Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves. Wild 4, Sharks 3ST. PAUL, Minn. Jed Ortmeyers first goal of the season gave the Minnesota Wild the lead with 4:13 left in a 4-3 victory on Sunday, sending the San Jose Sharks home with a tough loss to finish 2-6-1 on a season-long nine-game road trip. The Sharks played more than half of the night without coach Todd McLellan, who was inadvertently hit in the head with a stick during a play in front of the bench early in the second period. After staying down for a bit, McLellan walked gingerly to the locker room. That scary scene came seconds after Nick Schultzs first goal of the season a slap shot four seconds into a Wild power play tied the game at 2. Ducks 3, Blackhawks 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. Teemu Selanne scored a power-play goal and had an assist to move into 20th place on the NHLs career scoring list, and the Anaheim Ducks kept rolling in their return from an eight-game road trip, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Sunday night. Jonas Hiller made 18 saves in his 21st consecutive start for the Ducks, who won for the ninth time in 12 games during their improbable playoff push. Andrew Cogliano scored his first goal of February for the Ducks, and Sheldon Brookbank also scored as Anaheim avoided a four-game season sweep by Chicago. S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 B3 000ANRH 472-0227-MCRN PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR BALLOT TITLES, BALLOT QUESTIONS AND TEXT FOR PROPOSED REFERENDUM QUESTIONS TO BE PLACED ON MAY 8, 2012 ELECTION BALLOT FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING CHAPTER ONE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; CHAPTER THREE HOUSING ELEMENT; CHAPTER FOUR PUBLIC FACILITIES ELEMENT; CHAPTER FIVE CONSERVATION AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT; CHAPTER SEVEN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT; CHAPTER NINE MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROGRAM; ADDING A FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE ADOPTED 11-1ER PACKAGE INDICATING THE LONG-TERM PLANNING HORIZON OF 2020; PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. The Yankeetown Town Council will hold their first hearing on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM and their second hearing will be on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM Both public hearings will be held at the InglisYankeetown Lions Club at 22 59th Street in Yankeetown, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to conduct a public hearing to consider placing proposed amendments to the Town Comprehensive Plan on the May 8, 2012 Special Election Ballot. A copy of the proposed Ordinance including the ballot title, ballot summary and text of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments is available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, located at Yankeetown Town Hall, 6241 Harmony Lane, Yankeetown, Florida, Monday through Friday, during regular Town Hall business hours (9:00 AM till 12 noon) as well as on the Towns Web Site at http://yankeetownfl.govoffice2.com. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance at each of the public hearing(s). Once convened, the Public Hearing(s) may be continued to one or more future dates: any interested party shall be advised that the dates, times and places of any continuation of the Public Hearing shall be announced during the Public Hearing and that no further notices regarding these matters will be published. Any handicapped or person with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Town Clerk at (352) 4472511 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so arrangements can be made pursuant to Fla. Stat. Section 286.26. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, pursuant to Fla. Stat. Section 286.0105. 907-0229-M/TU/WCRN Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for financial assistance from Floral City Water Association, Inc. The proposal consists of (1) constructing a new Water Treatment Plant comprised of two 1,500 gpm wells, a 0.5 MG storage tank, three 750 gpm high service pumps along with associated structures and facilities; (2) constructing approximately 29,000 LF of 12 finish water transmission main. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act and agency regulations, the Rural Utilities Service prepared an Environmental Assessment of the proposal that assessed the potential environmental effects of the proposal and the effect the proposal may have on historic properties. The Environmental Assessment was published on December 20, 21, and 22 of 2011 for a 30-day comment period. No public comments were received. Upon consideration of the applicants proposal, federal and state environmental regulatory and natural resource agencies, division of Historical resources and public input the agency has determined that the proposal will not have a significant effect on the human environment and for which an Environment Impact Statement will not be prepared. The basis of this determination is that no significant impact of the proposed project are anticipated. No mitigation measures will be needed for this proposal. Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT located at 2441 NE 3rd Street, Suite 204-1 Ocala, Florida 34470 352-7329796. For further information, please contact Mr. R. C. Quainton II at 352-732-9796. A general location map of the proposal is shown below. 000AOCJ 744 SE US Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34429 353-794-3888 Monday Steak Night $13.95 Choice of Sirloin or T-Bone. Served with potatoes & corn on the cob. 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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Notre Dame at Georgetown. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAAW: Baylor at Texas A&M. 9 p.m. (ESPN) Kansas at Oklahoma State. 9 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAAW: Notre Dame at Connecticut. 12:30 a.m. (SUN) NCAAW: Central Florida at Houston. (Taped) HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers. PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER 12 p.m. (FSNFL) Arsenal vs. Tottenham. (Taped) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS SOFTBALL 4 p.m. Seven Rivers at St. Francis 7 p.m. Citrus at Leesburg BOYS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Crystal River at Santa Fe 4 p.m. Central at Lecanto GIRLS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Santa Fe at Crystal River 4 p.m. Central at Lecanto BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING 4 p.m. Lecanto at Springstead 4 p.m. Crystal River at Weeki Wachee WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Results Sunday At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Seeds in parentheses Championship Hunter Mahan (21), United States, def. Rory McIlroy (2), Northern Ireland, 2 and 1. Third Place Mark Wilson (40), United States, def. Lee Westwood (3), England, 1 up. Semifinals Mahan def. Mark Wilson, 2 and 1. McIlroy def. Westwood, 3 and 1. HSBC Champions Scores Sunday at Tenah Marah Country Club, Singapore Purse: $1.4 million, Yardage: 6,547, Par: 72, Final, x-won on third playoff hole: x-A. Stanford, $210,00066-70-71-71 278 Na Yeon Choi, $102,56468-71-71-68 278 S. Feng, $102,56469-71-69-69 278 Jenny Shin, $102,56469-67-71-71 278 Yani Tseng, $60,78071-72-67-69 279 Ai Miyazato, $45,67769-70-73-69 281 I.K. Kim, $45,67768-72-71-70 281 Vicky Hurst, $33,03069-73-71-69 282 Hee Young Park, $33,03071-68-73-70 282 Jiyai Shin, $33,03070-70-70-72 282 So Yeon Ryu, $26,70568-73-71-71 283 Katie Futcher, $26,70569-67-71-76 283 Momoko Ueda, $23,42768-75-72-69 284 Sun Young Yoo, $23,42770-70-73-71 284 Karen Stupples, $20,23572-72-72-69 285 Sandra Gal, $20,23572-71-71-71 285 Ji-Hee Lee, $20,23571-69-73-72 285 Julieta Granada, $16,37670-73-74-69 286 Chella Choi, $16,37672-70-74-70 286 C. Matthew, $16,37674-70-72-70 286 Se Ri Pak, $16,37672-72-72-70 286 Amy Yang, $16,37668-75-73-70 286 Stacy Lewis, $16,37671-75-68-72 286 Azahara Munoz, $16,37670-70-74-72 286 S. Pettersen, $13,04073-69-78-67 287 Morgan Pressel, $13,04074-72-71-70 287 Karrie Webb, $13,04072-72-73-70 287 Maria Hjorth, $13,04073-74-69-71 287 Inbee Park, $13,04070-72-72-73 287 K. McPherson, $11,56769-75-73-71 288 A. Blumenherst, $10,46173-74-72-70 289 Jimin Kang, $10,46171-75-71-72 289 Brittany Lang, $10,46172-70-73-74 289 Anna Nordqvist, $10,46171-72-71-75 289 Cristie Kerr, $8,87869-74-77-70 290 Meena Lee, $8,87872-74-73-71 290 Amy Hung, $8,87872-74-70-74 290 Mika Miyazato, $8,87872-70-71-77 290 Brittany Lincicome, $7,66271-74-76-70 291 Natalie Gulbis, $7,66278-71-71-71 291 Candie Kung, $7,66274-74-72-71 291 Beatriz Recari, $6,92574-73-71-74 292 Sophie Gustafson, $6,92572-72-73-75 292 Christel Boeljon, $6,48373-75-72-73 293 Melissa Reid, $6,26275-72-74-73 294 Katherine Hull, $6,04174-72-77-72 295 Ryann OToole, $5,59974-79-71-72 296 P. Phatlum, $5,59971-75-78-72 296 Hee-Won Han, $5,59970-76-75-75 296 Hee Kyung Seo, $5,08374-76-73-74 297 Wendy Ward, $5,08374-72-75-76 297 Mindy Kim, $4,86273-77-75-73 298 Laura Davies, $4,71472-72-75-80 299 Eun-Hee Ji, $4,56872-77-77-74 300 Tiffany Joh, $4,42079-71-75-76 301 Paige Mackenzie, $4,27277-76-75-75 303 Christina Kim, $4,12681-81-71-71 304 Mina Harigae, $3,97877-76-77-78 308 Michelle Wie, $3,83279-81-75-75 310 a-Sock Hwee Koh82-86-78-79 325Sundays mens basketball scoresEAST Iona 98, St. Peters 61 Loyola (Md.) 62, Manhattan 60 Marist 89, Niagara 77 New Hampshire 58, Binghamton 49 Rider 65, Fairfield 62 Siena 86, Canisius 75 Stony Brook 55, Maine 48 SOUTH Louisville 57, Pittsburgh 54 Miami 78, Florida St. 62 Rose-Hulman 76, Transylvania 73 South Florida 46, Cincinnati 45 MIDWEST Cent. Michigan 74, N. Illinois 64 Illinois 65, Iowa 54 Indiana 69, Minnesota 50 Wisconsin 63, Ohio St. 60 SOUTHWEST McMurry 86, Hardin-Simmons 81, OT FAR WEST Colorado 70, California 57 Denver 64, North Texas 52 TOURNAMENT MIAC Tournament Championship St. Thomas (Minn.) 66, Gustavus 62, OT WIAC Tournament Championship Wis.-River Falls 64, Wis.-Whitewater 58Sundays womens basketball scoresEAST Delaware 89, Northeastern 71 Drexel 58, Towson 53 Fairfield 49, Rider 30 Fordham 64, Saint Louis 61, OT Hofstra 66, UNC Wilmington 55 Iona 74, St. Peters 49 Longwood 69, NJIT 66 Marist 67, Loyola (Md.) 60 Niagara 56, Manhattan 44 Penn St. 74, Minnesota 51 Saint Josephs 52, George Washington 49 Siena 69, Canisius 57 SOUTH Auburn 46, Mississippi 43 Charlotte 77, Richmond 62 Concordia-Austin 73, Louisiana College 64 Duke 69, North Carolina 63 East Carolina 63, Marshall 62, OT George Mason 69, VCU 59 Georgia 62, LSU 46 Georgia St. 74, William & Mary 62 Georgia Tech 62, Clemson 50 James Madison 63, Old Dominion 44 Kentucky 76, Mississippi St. 40 Maryland 65, NC State 50 Memphis 66, Tulsa 64 Miami 88, Boston College 42 Middle Tennessee 77, W. Kentucky 62 South Carolina 53, Arkansas 47 Southern Miss. 55, UAB 53 Tennessee 75, Florida 59 Vanderbilt 67, Alabama 54 Virginia 66, Florida St. 57 Wake Forest 68, Virginia Tech 39 MIDWEST Creighton 68, Bradley 59 Indiana St. 63, Wichita St. 51 Iowa 79, Michigan 71 Michigan St. 76, Northwestern 57 Missouri St. 80, Illinois St. 76, OT N. Iowa 68, Drake 66 Nebraska 71, Ohio St. 57 Purdue 90, Indiana 58 S. Illinois 72, Evansville 46 Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 Xavier 70, UMass 61 SOUTHWEST Houston 66, UCF 53 Rice 52, UTEP 48 SMU 54, Tulane 49 FAR WEST Denver 55, North Texas 36 Seattle 64, UC Riverside 42 Washington 60, Washington St. 56 TOURNAMENT HCAC Tournament Championship Franklin 64, Hanover 44 North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Keuka 66, SUNY-IT 63 Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals Bentley 67, American International 53 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship Guilford 57, Va. Wesleyan 40This Weeks Top 25 Fared1. Kentucky (28-1) beat Mississippi State 73-64; beat Vanderbilt 83-74. 2. Syracuse (29-1) beat South Florida 56-48; beat UConn 71-69. 3. Missouri (25-4) lost to Kansas State 78-68; lost to No. 4 Kansas 87-86, OT. 4. Kansas (24-5) beat Texas A&M 66-58; beat No. 3 Missouri 87-86, OT. 5. Duke (25-4) beat No. 15 Florida State 74-66; beat Virginia Tech 70-65, OT. 6. Michigan State (24-5) beat Minnesota 66-61; beat Nebraska 62-34. 7. North Carolina (25-4) beat N.C. State 86-74; beat No. 25 Virginia 54-51. 8. Ohio State (23-6) beat Illinois 83-67; lost to No. 16 Wisconsin 63-60. 9. Georgetown (21-6) lost to Seton Hall 73-55; beat Villanova 67-46. 10. Marquette (24-5) beat Rutgers 82-65; beat West Virginia 61-60. 11. Michigan (21-8) beat Northwestern 67-55, OT; lost to Purdue 75-61. 12. Florida (22-7) beat Auburn 63-47; lost to Georgia 76-62. 13. Baylor (24-5) beat Texas 77-72; beat Oklahoma 70-60. 14. Murray State (28-1) beat Tennessee State 80-62; beat Tennessee Tech 69-64. 15. Florida State (19-9) lost to No. 5 Duke 74-66; lost to Miami 78-62. 16. Wisconsin (21-8) lost to Iowa 67-66; beat No. 8 Ohio State 63-60. 17. Louisville (22-7) lost to Cincinnati 60-56; beat Pittsburgh 57-54. 18. New Mexico (22-6) lost to Colorado State 71-63; lost to TCU 83-64. 19. Wichita State (26-4) beat Illinois State 6855; beat Drake 81-58. 20. Notre Dame (20-9) beat West Virginia 7144; lost to St. Johns 61-58. 21. UNLV (24-6) beat Boise State 75-58; beat Air Force 68-58. 22. Temple (22-6) beat La Salle 80-79, OT; lost to Saint Josephs 82-72. 23. Indiana (22-7) beat N.C. Central 75-56; beat Minnesota 69-50. 24. San Diego State (22-6) beat Wyoming 6758, OT; beat Colorado State 74-66. 25. Virginia (21-7) beat Virginia Tech 61-59; lost to No. 7 North Carolina 54-51.Womens Top 25 FaredSunday 1. Baylor (29-0) did not play. Next: at No. 14 Texas A&M, Monday. 2. Stanford (26-1) did not play. Next: vs. Seattle, Wednesday. 3. Notre Dame (27-2) did not play. Next: at No. 4 UConn, Monday. 4. UConn (26-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, Monday. 5. Miami (25-4) vs. Boston College 88-42. Next: vs. Wake Forest or Virginia Tech, Friday. 6. Maryland (25-4) beat N.C. State 65-50. Next: vs. Virginia or Boston College, Friday. 7. Duke (24-4) beat North Carolina 69-63. Next: vs. Florida State or N.C. State, Friday. 8. Ohio State (24-5) lost to No. 23 Nebraska 7157. Next: vs. Michigan or Illinois, Friday. 9. Delaware (26-1) beat Northeastern 89-71. Next: at William & Mary, Wednesday. 10. Tennessee (21-8) beat Florida 75-59. Next: vs. Vanderbilt or Mississippi State, Friday. 11. Penn State (23-5) beat Minnesota 74-51. Next: vs. Minnesota or Wisconsin, Friday. 12. Green Bay (25-1) did not play. Next: at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday. 13. Kentucky (24-5) beat Mississippi State 7640. Next: vs. Florida or Auburn, Friday. 14. Texas A&M (20-7) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Baylor, Monday. 15. Georgetown (22-6) did not play. Next: vs. No. 20 St. Johns, Monday. 16. Louisville (20-8) did not play. Next: at Seton Hall, Monday. 17. Georgia Tech (22-7) beat Clemson 62-50. Next: vs. North Carolina or Clemson, Friday. 18. Georgia (22-7) beat LSU 62-46. Next: vs. South Carolina or Alabama, Friday. 19. St. Bonaventure (27-2) did not play. Next: vs. La Salle or Xavier, Saturday. 20. St. Johns (20-8) did not play. Next: at No. 15 Georgetown, Monday. 21. DePaul (20-9) did not play. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Monday. 22. Purdue (21-8) beat Indiana 90-58. Next: vs. Michigan State or Indiana, Friday. 23. Nebraska (21-7) beat No. 8 Ohio State 7157. Next: vs. Northwestern, Thursday. 24. Rutgers (20-8) did not play. Next: vs. Marquette, Monday. 25. Gonzaga (25-4) did not play. Next: WCC semifinals, Saturday. NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers603915684167124 Pittsburgh623621577198163 Philadelphia613420775203187 New Jersey613522474172168 N.Y. Islanders622628860146184 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston603720377200139 Ottawa643323874198192 Toronto622926765184190 Buffalo622727862154180 Montreal6324291058163175 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida6129201270153169 Winnipeg643026868163181 Washington623126567169176 Tampa Bay622828662174212 Carolina6223261359162187 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Detroit634119385197149 St. Louis623817783158125 Nashville623619779176160 Chicago643324773193189 Columbus621837743144207 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver634016787203154 Colorado633227468164172 Calgary6228231167150170 Minnesota622825965139163 Edmonton612431654162181 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix623221973164155 San Jose613222771177159 Dallas633326470165171 Los Angeles6228221268133135 Anaheim6227251064160174 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Tampa Bay 4, New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2 Dallas 3, Vancouver 2, OT Ottawa 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Florida 4, Montreal 2 Minnesota 4, San Jose 3 Anaheim 3, Chicago 1 Mondays Games New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 9 p.m. Tuesdays Games Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. Florida at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m. Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEESAssigned OF Chris Dickerson outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with 3B Ryan Zimmerman on an eightyear contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINSAssigned D Andrew Bodnarchuk and F Josh Hennessy to Providence (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTESAssigned C Alexandre Bolduc and D David Rundblad to Portland (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUESTraded G Ben Bishop to Ottawa for a 2013 second-round draft pick. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRecalled D Evan Oberg from Norfolk (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALSAssigned F Keith Aucoin to Hershe (AHL). American Hockey League SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGEReassigned F Joe Devin to Cincinnati (ECHL). COLLEGE MIAMIDeclared basketball C Reggie Johnson ineligible after an investigation revealed that members of his family took impermissible travel benefits. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 6 7 6 CASH 3 (late) 9 8 2 PLAY 4 (early) 8 8 5 8 PLAY 4 (late) 8 6 9 9 FANTASY 5 1 9 13 14 19 No. 26 car, which will start 25th. However, Romney had the edge this time around Santorum was not at the track. As Romney was introduced at the Sunday morning mandatory drivers meeting, he stood up and waved to the crowd, saying I am happy to be here. It was the first time the drivers meeting was broadcast to fans. Also getting an introduction were Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Senate President Mike Haridopolos. Also attending the meeting were Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora from the Super Bowl champion New York Giants; Mike Pouncey (Miami Dolphins); Marcus Gilbert (Pittsburg Steelers); Ian William (San Francisco 49ers); and former NFL player and coach of the Florida Gators, Steve Spurrier. This race is a great way to showcase our state, Carroll told the Chronicle. It brings people in to spend money. It is good for our economy. Carroll said it was her first visit to the racetrack, which is as old as she is, and was very impressed by the dedication and passion of the drivers. She also attended Saturdays Nationwide Series race. UFC star Jon Bones Jones, the youngest UFC champion in history, was chosen as the honorary race official. He said he was on hand to learn more about the sport. This as real as it gets, he told the throngs of media people during a press conference. If you mess up, you can get seriously injured. Every movement counts. It is very similar to boxing. When asked about his pick to win the race, he said, Kevin Harvick. To promote the April 13 opening of The Three Stooges, actresses Jane Lynch and Kate Upton wowed the crowd as the Grand Marshals. A surprise visit from Larry, Moe and Curly rounded out the Hollywood glitz. And when WWE superstar John Cena flexed his muscles, the women swooned. When asked if he was helping to beef up his friend Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 and the pole sitter, he laughed and said, Nay. They sit in a metal box for hours on end, he said. They need to have endurance. I need to be strong so I can knock an opponent out with one hit. National anthem singer Pat Monahan, lead singer of the three-time Grammywinning band Train, was amazed at how much bigger the track looks than it does on television. It was the bands first visit to the Speedway, and the members announced they had just signed up to be the pre-race entertainment for the Fourth of July race. Singing the national anthem is so much more stressful than any concert for me, he said. It is a singular kind of thing. You have to remember the words or you end up on YouTube. Still, one could easily argue the 43 drivers of the 500-mile race have the most stressful job. But the pilots of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, a group of military air show performers, could be a contender for the title. They soared above the crowded stands in six Lockheed Martin M16 jet fighters. We fly at 50,000 miles (altitude) and up, 1,500 miles per hour, Lt. Col. Gregory Moseley said. It is a far cry from the 194.738 mph pole-sitter Carl Edwards recorded on Friday during qualifying. We were really close at getting the victory at last years Daytona 500, Edwards said Friday after learning he held the pole. Finishing second last year made me realize that if we do things right and race smart, we can be in a position to win that race. Chronicle managing editor Sandra Frederick can be reached at 352-563-5660 or sfrederick@chronicle online.com. This is one of the toughest things for us drivers, pole-sitter Carl Edwards said. Its now who can really stay focused. Thats not just the drivers, thats the pit crews, the crew chiefs, everyone, the officials. But I think well be just fine. But Monday might be another test for both drivers and fans. The forecast calls for more rain, and officials are prepared to wait all day and into the night to avoid a Tuesday race, which would strain teams that must get to Phoenix for next weeks race. The longer runway we have tomorrow to get in the Daytona 500, the greater the likelihood for us to start and finish the event on Monday, NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said. There are certainly a lot of considerations that go into the start time decision, and we believe scheduling it for noon gives us the best opportunity for us to get the race in tomorrow. Eight previous Daytona 500s have endured rain delays, the latest in 2009. But never before had storms forced NASCARs premier event to be moved. I think thats a pretty good record for NASCAR, Edwards said. Theyve been living right to have 53 of these and never have one postponed. Thats pretty spectacular. ... I think NASCAR, theyre doing the right thing, you know, not dragging this out. Noontime showers sent fans scattering for cover and leaving everyone in waitand-see mode. Puddles of water formed in parts of the infield, and many fans got drenched as they tried to make the best of a less-thanideal situation. Drivers retreated to their motorhomes, relaxing while keeping an eye on developments. Edwards, Brad Keselowski and others took naps. Former Daytona 500 winners Jamie McMurray and Trevor Bayne did instudio interviews with Fox. Another previous race winner, Ryan Newman, played with his daughter in the motorhome lot. I guess Im gonna have to win the first Monday Daytona 500, driver Greg Biffle said. As you can tell, Im still in my uniform because I was optimistic that this weather was gonna get out of here and we were going to get this thing going. But Ill have to save my energy for tomorrow. I know a lot of race fans are disappointed and a lot of people at home on TV, but we just hope they turn in tomorrow. The last shortened Daytona 500 was Matt Kenseths victory three years ago, when rain stopped the event 48 laps from the finish. He was declared the winner while the cars were parked on pit road. The 2010 race had more than two hours in delays as NASCAR twice stopped the event to fix a pothole in the surface. Jamie McMurray held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win that race. This time around, drivers didnt even get in their cars. I didnt know when to eat. I didnt know when to rest. I didnt know what to do, Bobby Labonte said. I never took my uniform off. I took a nap. I think we cleaned out the refrigerator snacking on things. Now, NASCAR must deal with the downside of moving its biggest race. Ratings and attendance will suffer, falling short of what the series expected. Fans surely will have complaints, too. Daytona president Joie Chitwood said he understood fans were frustrated about the scheduling change that pushed the race back one week later than usual. NASCAR and the track made the decision to move the start of the season to address an awkward early off weekend and to avoid potential conflicts with the Super Bowl. Had the race been run on its traditional Sunday, it would have been completed under a bright, blue sky. Im sure Im going to have some customers tell me about the date change and the challenges that we have with it, Chitwood said. But I think weather is unpredictable. I think based on the NASCAR schedule, the TV schedule on whole, this was the right move for the industry. Well continue to work with the last weekend of February. Its unfortunate that this had to happen the first year after we made that change. Im sure Ill be talking to a number of customers in the next weeks ahead about that situation. Chitwood also said trying to wait out the rain any longer Sunday wasnt an option, because the Daytona 500 deserves better than being crammed into the late evening hours. Pointing to several intriguing story lines, NASCAR was hoping to capitalize on the success of last seasons captivating championship race. The Daytona 500 is the first of 10 scheduled Sprint Cup Series events this season for Danica Patrick, who left IndyCar behind for a full-time move to NASCAR. She will race for the Nationwide Series championship driving for JR Motorsports. Three-time and defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is trying to snap an 0-for-13 losing streak in the 500. Stewarts 17 victories at Daytona include everything but the 500, ranking him second on the all-time list behind the late Dale Earnhardts 34 wins. Stewart will start third when the race goes green. Earnhardt Jr., the 2004 Daytona 500 champion, takes a 129-race losing streak into the event. His last victory was in 2008, his first season with powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports. DELAYContinued from Page B1 RIC BUSH /For the Chronicle Though he didnt show up in person, presidential candidate Rick Santorum was represented on the No. 26 car to be driven by Tim Raines. SPEEDWAYContinued from Page B1 B4 M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012
S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 B5 Associated PressMARANA, Ariz. Even as Hunter Mahan motored his way through the Match Play Championship by beating one tough opponent after another, he had reason to feel he was just along for the ride in the final match Sunday afternoon. All the chatter was about U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and his march to No. 1 in the world. All the chants Mahan heard as he walked down the first two holes at Dove Mountain were for McIlroy. With a little extra motivation he didnt need, Mahan won three straight holes on the front nine to seize control and answered McIlroys charge with birdies of his own for a 2-and-1 victory. Deep down, you wanted to postpone that crowning of the No. 1 player in the world for Rory, Mahan said. Hell get there. I mean, hes phenomenal. Hes really talented. Hell be No. 1 eventually. But yeah, when youre a player, and I listen to Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo and all those guys, they had him picked to win. And thats what everybody was talking about. There was absolute motivation in that. It proved to be too long of a day for McIlroy, the 22year-old from Northern Ireland, who put so much energy into a high-stakes semifinal match against Lee Westwood earlier Sunday. If either of them won the tournament, they would go to No. 1 in the world. McIlroy, explosive as ever, ran off seven birdies in a 10hole stretch to overcome an early deficit and beat Westwood. He looked flat in the championship match, made a series of mistakes to lose back-to-back holes, and fell too far behind to catch Mahan. To me, it was like my final in a way, McIlroy said of his win over Westwood. That was the one I wanted all week and I got. And thats what I got myself up for. Yeah, maybe mentally and emotionally it did take a little bit out of me. But it still doesnt take away from the fact that Hunter played very, very solid golf. Even though I threw a few birdies and an eagle at him in the back nine, he still responded well and held on, he said. I think during the course of the week, he had played the best golf and deserved to win. Mahan can easily make a case for that. The six guys he had to beat at Dove Mountain were Zach Johnson, Y.E. Yang, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar, Mark Wilson and McIlroy. Three of them have won majors. Five of them have made Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup teams. The exception was his semifinal match against Wilson, who has won three times on the PGA Tour in the last 14 months. It required his best golf, and Mahan delivered with 35 birdies in 96 holes over six matches. Mahan won for the fourth time in his career, two of them World Golf Championships. He also won the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone in 2010. He joins Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy and Darren Clarke as the only players to win multiple WGC titles since these events began in 1999. And he was the first American to win the Match Play Championship since Woods in 2008. He moves to No. 9 in the world, the first time in his career that Mahan has cracked the top 10. Luke Donald stays at No. 1, though McIlroy is closing in quickly. McIlroy, who rejoined the PGA Tour this year, plays the Honda Classic next week against a strong field, and then has another WGC at Doral. He never led in the championship match against Mahan, losing an opportunity on the opening hole when he missed a 4-foot par putt. Mahan took the lead with a 9-iron into 2 feet for a conceded birdie on the par-3 sixth. On the seventh hole, with Mahan already in trouble in a deep collection area left of the green, McIlroy pulled his short iron and joined him there. But it took McIlroy two chips to get on the green, and he lost the hole with a double bogey. Then McIlroys sand wedge hopped over the green on the par-5 eighth and he lost that hole with a bogey. Mahans big lead was enough to withstand the McIlroycharge. McIlroy played the opening six holes on the back nine in 5-under par, but picked up only one hole on Mahan. I tried to claw myself back, but I left myself too much work, McIlroy said. He also got off to a slow start against Westwood, 3 down through four holes, before roaring past him. McIlroy didnt have the shots, and didnt appear to have the energy, to do that twice in one day. Mahan stops McIlroy in Match Play Associated Press Hunter Mahan, left, shakes hands with Rory McIlroy on Sunday after defeating him to win the final round of the Match Play Championship tournament in Marana, Ariz. Associated PressPLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico Robert Allenby figured he played like a rookie on the final hole of regulation in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. John Huh then showed hes no ordinary rookie. Playing his fifth PGA Tour event, Huh got into a playoff when Allenby blew a two-stroke lead on the final hole of regulation, then finished off the 40year-old Australian with a par on the eighth extra hole. Allenby went with driver off the 18th tee and drove into the trees on the right, leading to a double bogey and the playoff. Obviously, disappointed, disappointed that I didnt like hit 3-wood off 18 in regulation, like I should have, Allenby said. But thats the way it goes. You make some mistakes sometimes, and that was a major one, obviously. I mean, I had this tournament in the bag, a twoshot lead with one hole to play and just played it like a rookie, pretty much. The 21-year-old Huh closed with an 8-under 65 to match Allenby at 13under 271 on the seaside El Camaleon course. Huh parred all eight holes in the playoff that matched the second-longest in PGA Tour history. Its amazing, Huh said. Its my rookie year, especially, and playing in my fifth event on the PGA Tour. I just couldnt put it in words. ... Its really hard to explain this. Its major. I mean, it was my dream. The playoff fell three holes short of the PGA Tour record of 11 set in the 1949 Motor City Open when Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum were declared co-winners. The playoff was the fifth to go eight holes and first since the 1983 Phoenix Open. The playoff alternated between the par-4 18th and par-3 10th. It ended on No. 10 when Huh, seven strokes behind leader Daniel Summerhays after three rounds, chipped from the right rough to 2 1/2 feet and made his par putt. Allenby drove into the hazard on the right, chipped to 15 feet and missed his par try. Huhs victory followed two strong performances last month when he tied for sixth at Torrey Pines and tied for 12th the following week in the Phoenix Open. Huh beats Allenby on 8th extra hole in Mexico Associated PressMARSEILLE, France Juan Martin del Potro beat Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4 in the Open 13 final Sunday, defeating yet another French player and winning his first title of the season. Del Potro, 2009 U.S. Open champion, briefly wobbled while down 0-30 and serving for the match, but the fourth-seeded Argentine closed it out when Llodra netted a forehand. This is something special for me. Im very glad to win this tournament in my first (appearance), he said. Im sorry I beat three French players in this tournament. I feel really happy to win here. I hope I can play again next year. Llodra, who won in Marseille in 2010, lost his serve once in each set and could not force a single break point chance against del Potro, who hit 11 aces to 10 for the Frenchman. He played really, really well today and I had no virtually no chances, except in the last game when he was 0-30 down, Llodra said. It was a great game from him, and for my part I was a bit more tired than in recent days. Melzer beats Raonic to win title MEMPHIS, Tenn. Jurgen Melzer capped his amazing run through the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships with a broken right big toe by beating Milos Raonic of Canada 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Sunday for his fourth career title and first since 2010. Melzer ran over and hugged his coach, Joakim Nystrom, in the front row after finishing off the victory. Back troubles knocked Melzer from eighth in the world last spring to 38th coming into Memphis. The Austrian broke his toe Feb. 16 when he caught his foot in a hotel bedspread in the middle of the night. He responded by ousting topseeded John Isner and No. 3 seed Radek Stepanek before downing the fourth-seeded Raonic, who was trying to win his third title this year and second in two weeks. If I play like this to win a tournament, Ill break a toe any day, Melzer said. The 30-year-old Melzer picked up the $277,915 winners check in his first win since taking the title in his hometown of Vienna in 2010. Del Potro beats Llodra in Open 13 final Associated Press Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III runs the 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Robert Griffin III proved hes the fastest quarterback at this years NFL scouting combine. It might not be enough to supplant Andrew Luck as the No. 1 pick. The two finally got a chance to demonstrate their athleticism Sunday when workouts began. Griffin showed his speed in the 40yard dash, finishing officially in 4.41 seconds the best of any quarterback. Unofficially, Luck ran a 4.59, the same time Cam Newton posted in 2011, but the time was later adjusted to an official 4.69, fourth among quarterbacks. Even so, not much has changed in the rankings. I think what was surprising to some people was how athletic Andrew Luck is. I think a lot of people might be surprised to compare his measurables to Cam Newton from a year ago, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. Cam Newton hits you over the head with a sledge hammer as far as his athletic ability; its pretty obvious, whereas with Andrew Luck, its sneaky athletic. His broad jump (10 feet, 4 inches) was two inches short of Cam Newtons best in 2011, and Lucks vertical jump (36 inches) was actually better than Newtons (35 inches). Griffin and Luck both skipped Sundays throwing drills as planned, opting instead to do that with familiar receivers in a familiar environment during Pro Day workouts. Justin Blackmon, the No. 1 ranked receiver in this draft class, ran the gauntlet a drill in which players must catch balls thrown quickly in succession. Blackmon sat out the 40, as expected, after he said he hurt his hamstring last week. Three receivers led the official results: Georgia Techs Stephen Hill, Stanfords Chris Owusu and Miamis Travis Benjamin all finished with official times of 4.36. Receivers A.J. Jenkins of Illinois and Devon Wylie of Fresno State rounded out the top five at 4.39. Miamis Lamar Miller (4.40) was the fastest running back of the day. Defensive linemen and linebackers will work out Monday. But as has been the case all week, the quarterbacks were the feature attraction. I dont think they really hurt themselves here, Mayock said. Most teams will take into account and appreciate the fact that they worked out. Those two quarterbacks are specials kids, and what they did in gym shorts today isnt going to change anything. Outside of not throwing the football, nothing is going to change. Both of them had athletic days (today) which I knew they would. FANS WELCOME: A little more than three weeks after the NFL allowed fans to watch the Super Bowls media day for the first time, league officials let a smattering of fans watch the combine workouts for the first time. The league gave out about 250 free tickets to some of Sundays workouts. NFL Network televises the performances, but league officials traditionally have kept the workouts closed because they didnt want spectators becoming a distraction by cheering. On Sunday, fans got to see the showcase group and the head-to-head battle between Griffin and Luck. CRICK ALMOST READY: Nebraska defensive lineman Jared Crick is nearly recovered from the pectoral tear that cost him more than half his senior season. When his college career ended, he was eighth on the schools career sacks (20), including 9 1/2 in both 2009 and 2010. Now hes trying to prove hes healthy in time for Aprils draft. Im not there yet, but Im getting there, he said. Im almost there. Ive got to keep showing them that Im improving, and Im getting better. Crick said he can now do his normal weight-lifting routine, and he plans to do all the workouts March 8. If hes healthy, Crick might be a first-round pick. I know my question mark about the pectoral is if Im going to be able to get back to 100 percent in time for OTAs (offseason team activities), he said. As long as I prove Im on schedule for a full recovery, thats all I can do. TOONING UP: Good hands are just part of the Toon familys legacy. Last season, Nick Toon caught 64 passes for 926 yards and 10 touchdowns for Wisconsin, the same school his father, Al, starred at before a successful NFL career. Al Toon caught 517 passes for 6,605 yards and 31 touchdowns from 1985-1992, all with the New York Jets. Living up to his fathers reputation is something the younger Toon has prepared for his entire life. I think my biggest strength is my hands, he said. A receivers job is to catch the ball. Thats something my dad taught me from a young age, something Ive continued to work on. as one of the 300-plus invitees to this weeks workouts in Indy, the son is hoping to emulate his fathers NFL career. My dad was a great route runner, had great hands, Nick Toon said. He was fast, and he was one of the first of his kind as far as the big receivers go. I think I look like him a little bit when Im out there playing. That would only make sense. Griffin, Luck steal spotlight again at NFL combine
Group honors rock singers BOSTON A New England writers group has honored musicians Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. PEN New England, which promotes literature and writing, on Sunday presented its 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence. The 85-year-old Berry is considered a rock pioneer. He wrote enduring songs such as Johnny B. Goode, Maybellene and Memphis that became anthems to Americas youth. Last month, the 77year-old Cohen released his first studio recording, Old Ideas, in eight years. The poet and singer, whose career spans 45 years, is known for songs such as Suzanne and So Long, Marianne. The jury for the award is itself filled with impressive writers, including Bono Rosanne Cash Elvis Costello Paul Muldoon Smokey Robinson Salman Rushdie and Paul Simon Strait reschedules KC concert KANSAS CITY, Mo. Country music star George Strait says hell play in Kansas City next week to make up for a weekend concert he cut short because he was too sick to continue. Strait made it through two songs Saturday night at the Sprint Center before telling the crowd he couldnt keep going because he was ill. The Kansas City Starreported the singers voice was labored and hoarse. Many of the 18,000 in attendance stood and gave him a rousing ovation after they got over their initial disappointment. Martina McBride opened for Strait with a one-hour set, and she says she will be back next Saturday to open for him again. All tickets for the first show will be honored at the March 3 concert. Lawless arrested in oil-ship protest WELLINGTON, New Zealand Police have arrested actress Lucy Lawless and five Greenpeace environmental activists after the group spent four days protesting aboard an oil-drilling ship docked in New Zealand. Police on Monday removed the group from their perch atop a 174-foot drilling tower on the Noble Discoverer in Port Taranaki. Lawless and six activists climbed the tower early Friday in an attempt to raise awareness about oil drilling in the Arctic. One of the activists left the tower over the weekend. He was arrested and charged with unlawfully being on a ship. Chuck Berry Spotlight on PEOPLE Page B6 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays birthday: A progressive individual who will become your friend in the year ahead is likely to be the catalyst that will help you trigger your imagination and seek success in a new area. Once you branch out, youll find the perfect career for yourself. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) If you feel that its necessary for someone to be more assertive in making a group decision, step forward. Theres no need to be tentative your judgment is good and youll make the right call. Aries (March 21-April 19) Although most of your personal endeavors will easily be accomplished, you may have to put in some extra hours and/or resources on your work-related efforts in order to get what you want. Taurus (April 20-May 20) If there is someone you recently met whom you find to be quite appealing, dont keep Dan Cupid waiting in the wings. Instead, you should be the one who makes the first move. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Youve been lucky so far in that youve been getting away with neglecting a responsibility entrusted to you. Before the powers that be find out about it, you need to halt your procrastination and get crackin. CANCER (June 21-July 22) That restless spirit of yours wont easily be appeased unless you use your time productively. Why not make efforts to acquire some new knowledge that you can use to enhance your skill set? Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) It isnt likely to be easy for you to dismiss a certain commercial matter from your thoughts. In order to remove it from your mind, take care of it as soon as you can. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Youll have no trouble attracting others to your banner once they see how fervently you believe in your cause. Get on your soapbox and start proselytizing. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Should you discover that an associate is doing a better job than you can do in a joint endeavor, dont hesitate to relegate yourself to the sidelines and let him or her take the lead. Be a valuable backup. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) If you believe there is something that could be of mutual benefit to you and a partner, dont allow too much time to go by without checking it out. It could be exactly what you both need. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Its imperative you make all of your own major decisions instead of delegating any of them to others. A surrogates thinking might be inferior to yours. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Sometimes its difficult to learn anything new from someone whose ideas parallel yours, but today could be an exception. Its OK to stick with people who think as you do. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Instead of waiting for others to get things rolling, take the initiative and do so yourself. Once you do, the entire group will be glad you did, and will happily jump on board. Todays HOROSCOPE From wire reports Florida LOTTERIES Today in HISTORY SATURDAY, FEB. 25 Powerball: 6 11 42 53 54 Powerball: 7 5-of-5 PB1 winner No Florida winner 5-of-5No winner No Florida winner Lotto: 1 2 6 14 19 31 6-of-6No winner 5-of-654$3,339.50 4-of-63,014$49 3-of-656,366$5 Fantasy 5: 2 15 25 31 34 5-of-53$98,478.42 4-of-5311$153 3-of-511,011$12 FRIDAY, FEB. 24 Mega Money: 5 27 30 38 Mega Ball: 12 4-of-4 MBNo winner 4-of-45$1,434.50 3-of-4 MB38$413.50 3-of-4890$52.50 2-of-4 MB1,353$24 1-of-4 MB11,439$2.50 2-of-426,822$2 Today is Monday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2012. There are 308 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Feb. 27, 1942, the Battle of the Java Sea began during World War II; Imperial Japanese naval forces scored a decisive victory over the Allies. On this date: In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress. In 1911, inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter in Detroit by starting a Cadillacs motor with just the press of a switch, instead of hand-cranking. In 1939, the Supreme Court, in National Labor Relations Board v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp., outlawed sit-down strikes. Ten years ago: U.S. officials announced a $5 million reward for information in the kidnap-murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Five years ago: A suicide bomber struck Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, who was rushed to a bomb shelter. One year ago: The Kings Speech won four Academy Awards, including best picture; Colin Firth won best actor for his portrayal of Britains King George VI. Todays Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 82. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 78. Opera singer Mirella Freni is 77. Actress Barbara Babcock is 75. Actor Howard Hesseman is 72. Actress Debra Monk is 63. Rock singermusician Neal Schon (Journey) is 58. Rock musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) is 55. Actor Timothy Spall is 55. Rock musician Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) is 52. Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Roderick Clark is 39. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 34. Actor Brandon Beemer is 32. Chelsea Clinton is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Valentino is 32. Singer Josh Groban is 31. Rock musician Jared Champion (Cage the Elephant) is 29. Actress Kate Mara is 29. Thought for Today: I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes. Edward Gibbon, English historian (1737-1794). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lottery numbers, players should double-check the numbers printed above with numbers officially posted by the Florida Lottery. Go to www.flalottery.com, or call 850-487-7777. SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 Associated Press From left, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis congratulate Octavia Spencer in the audience Sunday after winning the award for best actress in a supporting role for The Help during the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The Artist takes it Meryl Streep wins Best Actress award Associated PressLOS ANGELES Academy Awards voters have spoken up for The Artist, the first silent film to triumph at Hollywoods highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes Sunday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. Not since the World War I saga Wings was named outstanding picture at the first Oscars in 1929 had a silent film earned the top prize. The other top Oscars went to Meryl Streep as best actress for The Iron Lady, Octavia Spencer as supporting actress for The Help and Christopher Plummer as supporting actor for Beginners. The 82-year-old Plummer became the oldest acting winner ever for his role as an elderly widower who comes out as gay in Beginners. Youre only two years older than me, darling, Plummer said, addressing his Oscar statue in this 84th year of the awards. Where have you been all my life? I have a confession to make. When I first emerged from my mothers womb, I was already rehearsing my Oscar speech. The previous oldest winner was best-actress recipient Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy, at age 80. Completing an awards-season blitz that took her from Hollywood bit player to star, Spencer won for her role in The Help as a headstrong black maid whose willful ways continually land her in trouble with white employers in 1960s Mississippi. Spencer wept throughout her breathless speech, in which she apologized between laughing and crying for running a bit long on her time limit. Her brash character holds a personal connection: The Help author Kathryn Stockett based some of the womans traits on Spencer, whom she met through childhood pal Tate Taylor, the director of the film. Before taking the stage, Spencer got kisses from The Help co-stars Viola Davis, a best-actress nominee, and Jessica Chastain, a fellow supporting nominee. Claiming Hollywoods top-filmmaking honor completes Hazanavicius sudden rise from popular movie-maker back home in France to internationally celebrated director. I am the happiest director in the world, Havanavicius said, thanking the cast, crew and canine co-star Uggie. I also want to thank the financier, the crazy person who put money in the movie. Hazanavicius had come in as the favorite after winning at the Directors Guild of America Awards, whose recipient almost always goes on to claim the Oscar. The win is even more impressive given the type of film Hazanavicius made, a black-and-white silent movie that was a throwback to the early decades of cinema. Other than Charles Chaplin, who continued to make silent films into the 1930s, and Mel Brooks, who scored a hit with the 1976 comedy Silent Movie, few people have tried it since talking pictures took over in the late 1920s. The only other filmmaker from France to win the directing Oscar is The Pianist creator Roman Polanski. Hazanavicius, known in his home country for the OSS 117 spy comedies but virtually unheard of in Hollywood previously, won a prize that eluded half a dozen of Frances most-esteemed filmmakers, including Jean Renoir, Francois Truffaut and Louis Malle, who all were nominated for directing Oscars but never won. Martin Scorseses Paris adventure Hugo won five Oscars, including the first two prizes of the night, for cinematography and art direction. The visual-effects prize had been the last chance for the Harry Potter franchise to win an Oscar. The finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, had been nominated for visual effects and two other Oscars but lost all three. Previous Harry Potter installments had lost on all nine of their nominations. The teen wizard may never have struck Oscar gold, but he has a consolation prize: $7.7 billion at the box office worldwide, including $1.3 billion from Deathly Hallows: Part 2, last years top-grossing movie. And yet they only paid 14 percent income tax, Oscar host Billy Crystal joked about the Potter franchise. AND THE OSCARS WENT TO... List of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday: 1. Cinematography: Hugo. 2. Art Direction: Hugo. 3. Costume Design: The Artist. 4. Makeup: The Iron Lady. 5. Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran. 6. Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help. 7. Film Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. 8. Sound Editing: Hugo. 9. Sound Mixing: Hugo. 10. Documentary Feature: Undefeated. 11. Animated Feature Film: Rango. 12. Visual Effects: Hugo. 13. Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners. 14. Original Score: The Artist. 15. Original Song: Man or Muppet from The Muppets. 16. Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants. 17. Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris. 18. Live Action Short Film: The Shore. 19. Documentary (short subject): Saving Face. 20. Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. 21. Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist. 22. Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist. 23. Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady. 24. Best Picture: The Artist. Oscar winners previously presented this season: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Oprah Winfrey. Honorary Award: James Earl Jones. Honorary Award: Dick Smith. Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Douglas Trumbull. Award of Merit: ARRI cameras. E NTERTAINMENT
E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 B7 P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Oscar Wilde defined a pessimist as someone who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. In todays deal, North has a choice: hearts or no-trump. With an eight-card major-suit fit, you usually head toward that game. But with a solid six-card minor, you normally make a beeline for three no-trump. What happens when these opposing forces collide? You need to guess well although in this deal, there is no winning choice against best defense. First, though, one secondary point about the auction. Is Norths two-club advance forcing, or invitational but nonforcing, or strongly suggesting a place to play? I like forcing, but the majority prefer encouraging. In this instance, the hand fits into both categories, so everyone is happy. When South rebids two no-trump, North might continue with three hearts, but three no-trump is sensible with six instant winners. Against either contract, West will surely lead the diamond two, low from a tripleton since he did not support his partners suit. To East, after taking that trick and seeing South play his six, it should be obvious to shift to spades. And here he must just be careful to lead the jack or ace. If he chooses the two and declarer plays his queen, the suit blocks. However, South might be able to deflect East by dropping his diamond jack under the ace. When ones contract seems to have no chance against best defense, playing an honor out of the blue might lead to a pleasurable outcome. 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However, Chris constantly accuses me of cheating (which I am not), calls me nonstop, texts me all day and repeatedly asks where I am going, why Im going there and who Ill be with.Im scared that he is starting to become overly possessive. I dont think he would ever hurt me, but were planning to move in together soon, and I fear his possessiveness will not subside and Ill be trapped. I love him and want to be with him, but am I doing the right thing? Scared and Confused in Omaha Dear Omaha : Get. Out. Now. Chris shows all the signs of becoming an abuser. He is possessive and controlling, and it wouldnt take much for him to become physically violent. He puts you in the position of constantly feeling you must reassure him of your fidelity. If you move in with him, these things will only get worse. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org) for information and help on safely extricating yourself from this relationship. Dear Annie: I am 68 and have been dating Ken, age 71, for three years. We go out to dinner, movies and sporting events regularly. Hes very generous and kind. I know he takes a lot of medication, so Ive never questioned what appears to be a lack of interest in sex.Kens house is always neat. He told me he has a housekeeper who comes twice a month. She never comes when Im there, and I had not even thought about her. However, his sister recently informed me that the housekeeper is Kens ex-wife. I dont want to cause any problems in what appears to be a close-knit family, so how should I handle this unexpected news? Just Another Senior Moment Dear Senior: Its possible the ex-wife is only cleaning the bedroom, not using it, but still, its quite an unusual arrangement, and we think it deserves to be addressed. If you dont want to implicate his sister, ask Ken when the housekeeper is due to come, as youd like to meet the woman who keeps his home so neat. When he tells you its his ex-wife, ask him to explain his reasoning. Dear Annie: We have a number of grandchildren, and we love them all equally. Do we appear to favor some over others? Probably. If the parents really want to know why, perhaps they should look at their childrens behavior. Some grandchildren really enjoy their grandparents, discuss their lives and show concern for them. Other grandchildren grudgingly visit, refuse to interact and often sit and sulk while texting their friends. They never say thank you for anything. All efforts to be more involved in their lives are rejected. So, before the childrens parents complain to the grandparents about favoritism, they should examine how their children are inadvertently damaging the relationship. Trying To Be Fair Dear Trying: Of course some grandkids are easier to like than others, but thats why it is so important not to show your favoritism, whether it exists or not, particularly when the children are young. Even unpleasant, remote children need to believe their grandparents love them as much as their siblings and cousins. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email your questions to annies email@example.com, or write to Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 or visit the Creators Syndicate Web page www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge (Answers tomorrow) EXERTWHISK UPROAR GUILY Saturdays Jumbles: Answer: They would have been better off if the boat had more of these EXITROWS Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. CINCY HNITK MEPEXT SOFLIS Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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R (CNBC) 43 42 43 Mad Money (N)The Kudlow Report60 Minutes on CNBCMillionsMillionsLove at FirstMad Money (CNN) 40 29 40 41 46John King, USA (N)Erin Burnett OutFrontAnderson CooperPiers MorganAnderson CooperErin Burnett OutFront (DISN) 46 40 46 6 5Shake It Up! G GoodCharlie GoodCharlieSo Random! G Shake It Up! G Frenemies (2012) Bella Thorne. (In Stereo) NR GoodCharlie GoodCharlie Shake It Up! G So Random! G (ESPN) 33 27 33 21 17SportsCenter (N)College BasketballCollege BasketballSportsCenter (N) (ESPN2) 34 28 34 43 49NFL32 (N) Womens College BasketballWomens College BasketballSportsNation (EWTN) 95 70 95 48SaintsLet MeDaily MassThe Journey HomeGenesisRosaryWorld Over LiveVaticanoWomen (FAM) 29 52 29 20 28The Lying Game (In Stereo) Pretty Little Liars (In Stereo) Pretty Little Liars (N) (In Stereo) The Lying Game (N) (In Stereo) Pretty Little Liars (In Stereo) The 700 Club PG (FNC) 44 37 44 32Special ReportFOX ReportThe OReilly FactorHannity (N)Greta Van SusterenThe OReilly Factor (FOOD) 26 56 26 DinersDinersDinersDinersHeat See.Heat See.DinersDinersDinersDinersDinersDiners (FSNFL) 35 39 35 World Poker TourBarclays PremEnglish Premier League SoccerDan PatrickConnected (FX) 30 60 30 51How I MetHow I MetTwo and Half Men Two and Half Men Eagle Eye (2008, Action) Shia LaBeouf. Two strangers become pawns of a mysterious woman. 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B8 M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMICS Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Tyler Perrys Good Deeds ( PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m. This Means War (PG-13) 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Ghost Rider (PG-13) In Real 3D. 1:40 p.m., 4:40 p.m. 7:40 p.m. No passes. Safe House (R)ID required. 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. The Vow (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:10 p.m. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) In Real 3D. 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. No passes. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) 1:45 p.m. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Wanderlust (R) ID required.1:25 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:50 p.m. Act of Valor (R) ID required. 1:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:20 p.m. Tyler Perrys Good Deeds ( PG-13) 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. This Means War (PG-13) 1:35 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Ghost Rider (PG-13) In Real 3D. 1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m. 7:40 p.m. No passes. Safe House (R)ID required. 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) 1:20 p.m. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) In Real 3D. 4 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. Star Wars: Episode I (PG) In Real 3D. 1:15 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m. No passes. The Vow (PG-13) 1:45 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:10 p.m. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times subject to change; call ahead. Todays MOVIES BM FAHD GZBSNUADJ KNBGP FAHDZ X CZKZLKBEZ UZLXHJZ X LAW XVTXFJ UDBGSJ FAH NAYZ, FAH YBSNK UZ X DZCGZLP. RZMM MAOTADKNFPrevious Solution: Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one. Bill Murray (c) 2012 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 2-27 Pickles WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Contemp. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s, s, s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Standards Local RADIO
M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 B9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time! TO ADVERTISE CALL:352-563-5966 OR PLACE YOUR AD ONLINE ATwww.chronicleonline.comCONNECTING THE RIGHT BUYERS WITH YOUR MESSAGE BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. 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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 000ALYJ Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or bring resume to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties YOU CAN OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS!! Professional EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER For Resort Hotel in Citrus County. 3 years prior exp. in position required. Hotel exp. a plus. benefitsApply in Person.BEST WESTERN614 N.W. Hwy 19 Crystal River No Phone Calls. Restaurant/ Lounge EXP. 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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. 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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 Aluminum ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 ROB SCREENING Repairs Rescreen, Front Entries, Garage, Sliders Free Est. 352-835-2020 SUBURBAN IND. INC. 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 Blinds Vertical Blind Factory We custom make all types. Best prices anywhere! Hwy 44 & CR 491. (352) 746-1998 Boats PHILS MOBILE MARINE Repairs & Consignment 30 yrs Cert. Best Prices & Guar 352-220-9435 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com 0009XRR General BICYCLE New boys 16 inch huffy bike. $30.00 ca ll 352 726 5753 CROSCILL QUEEN BEDSPREAD-matching shams & pillows -excellent -Aqua floral $20. 352 382 0220 DOG RAMP FOLDING Holds up to 200lb dogs For vans/suvs/trucks. $45. 352-270-3909 FOLD-A-CART HOLDS 6 CU FT GOOD FOR GARDINING/MARINA FOLD FLAT EXCEL CON $75 727.857.6583 GLASS 6 TANK FOR REPTILES (LEAKS) 25.00 OBO INVERNESS 352-478-6060 HONDA ACCORD COUPE SPLASH GUARDS Fit years 2008-2012 Brand New $50 (352) 795-2820 ICE CHEST 12 GAL RUBBERMAID, NEW CONDITION $13 (352) 382-1154 MAYO CLINIC HEALTH BOOK HARD COVER In excellent condition-$20 352 382 0220 Moenstone Granite Kitchen Sink, big single bowl, 10 deep, 33 x 22 can be over or under mount, desinger black Retail $550-$600 Sell $125 .(352) 503-3914 Sanford Davis Tri-pod $50. Bogan 3051 Pro-Tri-Podw/head$70. Gitzo Tri-Pod head $40. Lrg reflector $15. fold type writing table $10 hand crafted posing bench $35. (352) 697-2452 TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE $10 DIGITAL-LIKE NEW-CAN E-MAIL PHOTO 419-5981 TOOL CHEST, 24 GAL RUBBERMAID, LIKE NEW $18 (352) 382-1154 Towle Candlelight Sterling 10 pl. setting (352) 382-5715 Garden/Lawn Supplies 2005, 42 Cut Sears Lawn Tractor Great condition small hole in deck $600.obo (352) 302-0648 CHICKEN MANURE/FERTILIZER (25 bags avail) time to prepare your soil! 20 lb bag, $4.00 352-563-1519 LAWN EDGER troy built edger 4cyl $75.oo 352 726 9708 Lawn Roller 800lb pull with lawn tractor $150. (352) 628-5708 TRAILER Open trailer 6X 16 Mesh gate, solid wood floor, double axel, new tires, good condition. $1000.00 Pics available. Call 352-563-5259 Clothing GIRLS BABY CLOTHES Girls: 0-3, 3-6mos. onsies. 3-6mos dresses 6-9mos dress. 36 pieces in all $15. 352-637-4916 General 2 unframed glass mirrors in exc. cond (1) 66x42 & the other 42x36 $45 both Citrus Hills Hernando/ must pick up (352) 341-4103 5TH WHEEL HITCH 16k 100.00 352-628-3455 Blinds 95x80 $30. Blazers, yellow & green Ladies sz 14 $10 ea. 2 gal fish tank w/acc. $8.(352) 291-1556 CEMETERY SPRING TIME WREATH/STAND $100 HANDCRAFTED E-MAIL PHOTO 419-5981 CHANDELIER 5 LIGHT, BRONZE METAL, UMBER COLORED GLASS, EXCEL CONDITION $90 727.857.6583 Furniture Lane Recliner Rocker burgundy color, excellent condition $75 (352) 527-3396 Oak Bar L shape, 4x5, formica top, exc cond. w 2 bar stools $500. call 7a-7pm (352) 465-2823 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 ROCKING CHAIR blue upholstered rocking chair with ottoman $50.00 obo 352-503-2226 ROUND TABLE 36 Like New Rugged Yellow Formica Top Sturdy Steel Pedestal $65 727-463-4411 SOFA, Hunter Green Leather, perfect condition changing decor $400 (352) 344-2246 Solid Cherry Dining room set with 8 chairs $450-1729 W Gulf-to Lake, lLecanto, FL STACKABLE CHAIRS (4) with Black Metal Framed Arms Fabric Covered Your Choice of Color $10 each 727-463-4411 Tan Leather Couch love seat chair & ottoman, Sony Entertainment center w/2 large speakers .$500. (352) 344-5161 VINTAGE MARBLE TABLE/LAMP gold toned. $100.00 352.270.7420 VINTAGE ROUNDBACK CHAIRS blue seat, wicker inserts. $100. 352.270.7420 Furniture *GARDEN DESIGN QUALITY WOOL AREA RUG MULTI COLOR 7.9X9.9FT $100 634-2004 2 piece Red contemp sofa & love seat, 1 year old $700. 2 contemporary bar stools $125. ( 352) 257-3802 3 LIVING ROOM TABLES Coffee and 2 end tables with black slate-like tops $100. Call 352-621-7892 for photos 5 PIECE BLONDE BEDROOM SUITE bed, mirrored headboard, mirrored dresser, armoire, nightstand, entertainment center. $500. 352.270.7420 36 SQUARE TABLE PreOwned Rugged Gray Formica Top Sturdy Steel Frame $65 727-463-4411 Antique Wash Stand w/ mirror and claw feet $300 Antique 3 drawer chest with mirror $200 Call for email pics. (352) 746-0183 Are U Moving? Estate? In home liquidations? MARTINS Estate & Consign 352-209-4945 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 CHERRYWOOD FRAME CHAIRS (2) with Arms Fabric Upholstery PreOwned $35 each 727-463-4411 COMPUTER DESK & chair/mat/keyboard mouse/speakers $75. all or separate.LIKE NEW 352-621-0175 Couch w/ reclining ends $300. obo. Single Recliner $200 obo both good cond. (352) 382-3280 COURISTAN CARPET 8FT ROUND, RED, BLACK,BEIGE PATTERN LIKE NEW $100 634-2004 Deacons Bench 4ft maple $125. Ladies roll top desk, blond $150. Excel cond. SMW (352) 382-4912 Dinette Set, Light wood, octagon shape, & leaf 42W with 4 swivel chairs $150 (352) 527-4910 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Blonde Wood $400. (352) 726-9587 Entertainment Centerlight oak color, glass doors and shelves nice condition $35. 352-621-0175 Executive Chair, black $40. 2 Recliners, two, custom made, white rattan soft multi color strip $200 ea Excel cond. SMW (352) 382-4912 FOLDING BANQUET TABLES (3) 6 Foot PreOwned Wood Grain Top $35 each 727-463-4411 FREE STANDING BLACK BOOKCASE 5 Shelves 72x38x12 $25 727-463-4411 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 KITCHEN TABLE 48 inch birdseye maple table, two leaves, six chairs-one needs repair $150.00 obo 352-503-2226 NEW AMISH QUILT QUEEN, DOUBLE WEDDING RING greens on cream. Very pretty. Not Chinese. $300 352-897-4154 Office Furniture COMPUTER DESKS (4) Formica Top 3x24 w/2 Drawer File Cabinet Attached. $25 each 727-463-4411 DESK CHAIRS Commercial PreOwned Fabric Covered and Adjustable $45 727-463-4411 FORMICA TOP COMPUTER DESKS (4) With 2 Drawer File Cabinet Attached 4ftx24inches $25 each 727-463-4411 LATERAL 2 DRAWER FILE CABINET New in Box with Keys Commercial Metal Graphite Color $75 77-463-4411 PREOWNED DESK CHAIRS (4) Commercial Dark Gray Fabric $25 each 727-463-4411 Tools CONCRETE VIBRATOR 1.5 X 12 SHAFT $150 .(352) 382-1070 CRAFTSMAN SANDING MACHINE 9DISC 6BELT W/ACC + STAND $250 (352) 795-1510 CRAFTSMAN SHAPER 1/2 HP. 1/2 SHAFT 3450RPM W/ACC. + STAND $275 (352) 795-1510 Hilti Fastening Gun 350 & 36M plus many shots $145. (352) 249-4420 TVs/Stereos 27 MAGNAVOX COLOR TV Works Like New Digital Cable Ready Seldom Used. $75 727-463-4411 65 PROJECTION TV works great $400 352.270.7420 FLOOR ONYSTERIO COMPUTERMONITERWURLITZERTABLEJUKEB floor model sterio 5cd changer cass player $125. computer moniter 19 $50 table jukebx cd player/radio.yes $70 352 249-0815 SANYO 26 COLOR TV Older Model Digital Cable Ready Works Like New $75 727-463-4411 TUNER AMP, Harmon Kardon model 330. Works fine. $25 (352) 795-2820 Building Supplies CEMENT MIXER 1/4 BAG ELECTRIC. $75 (352) 795-1510 Computers/ Video DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 HP Computer for sale exc cond$100. (352)586-6891 Furniture THOMASVILLE END TABLE Beautiful solid dark oak traditional table. Addtl avail. 99.00 352-726-9132 THOMASVILLE TABLE Solid wood coffee table.Pristine Condition! Additional tables available. 99.00 352-726-9132 (2) STACKABLE CHAIRS PreOwned Fabric Covered Commercial Sturdy Metal Frame with Arms 2 for $35 727-463-4411 1 Victorian Ladies Chair $50 3 Armish Ladder back cane bottom chair $150 all 3 Call after 10a Sun. (352) 621-3135 Collectibles Corner Grand Father Clock, $2500 obo (352) 726-2326 DISNEY CERAMICS CHARACTER STATUES $8 634-2004 Wanted to Buy Stamps, US, Worldwide, sheets, PB, FDC, postcards 352-245-4225 352-812-0869 Spas/Hottubs CORNER HOT TUB Four person corner hot tub. Excellent condition. $ 400.00 Call 489-4090 Appliances A/C + HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS Starting at $880 13-18 Seer Installation w/permit REBATES up to $2,500 352-746-4394 Lic.&Ins. CAC 057914 APPLIANCES WHITE SMALL SANYO FRIDGE 65.00 (352)419-4429 BLACK SHARP MICROWAVE 35.00 WHITE BROAN RANGE HOOD LIKE NEW 25.00 352-419-4429 CHEST FREEZER works great $75 blondevampireblonde@yahoo DISHWASHER bisque color in clean excellent condition. Hardly used, changing colors.$165.obo Pine Ridge 352-270-3909 DRYER $135.00 Excellent condition, clean, looks and works great. Can deliver 352 263-7398 FRIGIDAIRE Bisque Range, like new $200. (352) 419-4429 GE Electric Stove self clean oven bisque like new $200 obo Admiral Washer top load 20lb hvy duty $200 (352) 795-7193 Haier Refrigerator 2,.7 cu3 yr warrnty 19x26x18..$120 (419) 832-9261 HOTPOINT Fridge $200.00 HTS18GCSARWW Like New, Ice Maker, White, WHIRLPOOL Dishwasher DU930PWSTO, 586-904-3262 in SMW Kenmore Range 4 BURNER & Warmer Zone, blk glass top, all the bells, Stain/Steel $250 (352) 228-7940 Kenmore upright freezerexc. cond $125 (352) 795-0558 Maytag Hvy Duty washer & matching natural gas dryer exc. cond $350 for both firm (352) 270-8215 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE Washers & Dryers Working or not. (352) 209-5135 WHIRLPOOL ELECTRIC OVEN STOVE SMOOTH TOP RF265LXTT, Great Condition, $200, SMW 586-904-3262 Office Furniture 2 DRAWER FILE CABINET PreOwned Commercial Metal Lateral 28x30x18 Graphite Color $45 727-463-4411 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Attend College Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline .com NEED A NEWCAREER? 2 WEEK PREP COURSES! ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. EKG $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. taylorcollege.edu (352) 245-4119FB, twitter, you tube NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2012 CLASSES BARBER COSMETOLOGY FACIAL FULL SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/Nail Ext MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of BeautyNEW PORT RICHEY /SPRING HILL 727-848-8415 352-263-2744 Business Buy/Sell Barber Shop and Styling Studio Very good business, same great location for many years, I am 69 yrs. old and time to retire. call Joanne 352-302-4592/795-4307 Antiques OAK OFFICE CHAIR on casters from Dunedin Fl train depot.Appraised $200. Price $100 Pine Ridge 352-270-3909 Collectibles Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 General Help HELP NEEDEDPart time Seasonal min. wage Connollys Sod & Nursery Apply in Person application accepted Feb. 27 thru. Mar 2 8-1 760 W. Hampshire Blvd. Pine Springs Plaza Immediate Opening Recycling Center/Recovered Material Processing Plant now looking for Manager. Must have experience in Management/Sales /Scheduling out bound loads/Multiple Computer programs. Must have a clean Drivers License. Top Pay for the right person. Apply in person @ 711 S. Adolph Pt, Lecanto, Fl. Bring resume Maintenance WorkerF/T, P/T Must be experienced for a Independent, Assisted Living Facility Vacation & Benefits available. Apply in person Bentwood Retirement 1900 W. Alpha Ct. Lecanto. Commons Bldg. (352) 746-6611 DFWP/EOE NOW HIRING Class A Drivers/Laborers(352) 621-1220 Part-time Help GroundsmanLic & trans. a must. Pay based on exp. 352-503-2468 SORT LINE WORKERS Men & Women for P/T employment. Apply in person at 699 S Easy St. Lecanto, Fl Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877) 994-9904 Employment Info AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing Available. CALL Aviation Institute Of Maintenance. (866)314-3769 Schools/ Instruction ALLIED HEALTHCareer training -Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.Centura Online.com Trades/ Skills Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay 2Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp. (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com DRIVER Hometime Choices: Weekly, 7/ON-7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF. Daily Pay. New trucks! Van and Refrigerated, CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. Top Benefits! (800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com Drivers: Run 5 States Regional! Get home weekends, earn up to 39cent mile, 1 yr OTR Flatbed Exp. required. SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC 800-572-5489 X 227 Driver-Sign on Bonus Food grade tanker drivers needed. Competitive pay, Benefits, Guaranteed time off. Class -A CDL w/tanker endorsement. Prefer 2 yrs experience. For information call (800)569-6816 or www.ottery transportation.com Equipment Operator/ Bailor need for immediate opening. Must have forklift and bailor expereince. 40 hrs per week. Top Pay for the right canadiate. Apply in person at 711 S. Adolph Pt Lecanto, Fl General Help $$$$$$$ Money is available! We are seeking individuals to manage rack and store delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other publications. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid drivers license and insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. Earning potential is unlimited! Email email@example.com m or bring resume to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. in Crystal River.$$$$$$ Caretaker inside & outside 12.5 acre farm.Volunteer for room & board some $$$ + 352-220-2774 CITRUS MAIDS Cleaning Person needed. Must have flex. schedule, lic./vehicle. Exp. a plus. Leave message (352) 257-0925 EXP POOL ROUTE TECH If you know the differance between Hayward, calcium hardness and alkalinity ect., send your qualifications to: Citrus Publishing Blind Box 1761P, 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, Fl 34429 Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds
M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 B11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 0009XRV 0 0 0 8 X G Z For more information on how to reach Citrus County readers call 352-563-5592. Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com INGLIS VILLAS 33 Tronu Dr., Inglis, FL. 34449 000ANV5 Move In Special (352) 489-1021 2 Bedroom Security Deposit $450 This Institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Call Monday Through Friday 8:00am 5:00pm Recent Foreclosures Welcome RENTAL ASSIST. AVAILABLE NOW! Mobile Homes In Park 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 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 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2, Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 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 MINI FARMS2/1/2, w/ Carport, Fend $550. (352) 795-7335 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, (207) 546-6115 Forest View 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 55+ Park Beautiful 1344 sq ft many upgrades $19900 352 794 3519 Mobile Homes For Sale 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 HOME STIMULUS $5k for your used Mobile Home any condition 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 Waterfront Mobile For Sale FLORAL CITY 2/2 carport on canal, 2 sheds,, furnished scr patio $44,900. Poss. Own Fin 440-225-8618 Mobile Homes and Land 2/2 SW Homosassaon Fecnced acre $39,900. Cash $45,900 if financed $5,000 down (352) 527-3204 3/2, 1,800 Sq Ft,Fenced Yard, $5,000 down $525. mo HOMOSASSA (352) 302-9217 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 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 Mobile Homes For Rent HERNANDO 2/2,DW, on lot, shed, deck. $500m+$500 dep. 352-464-0719 HERNANDO 3/2, 2-acre lot, Cent. Air, Washer/Dryer Storage, $625 mo. No pets, (352) 860-0904 Hernando-Rent to own, Large 3 bed 2 bath double wide on 2 lots, needs clean up, $1000 down $295 mo. 352-726-9369 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 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Furnished, 1BR home with central A/C $600. 352-476-4964 MINI FARMS C.R. 2/1, 2.5 acres $525. (352) 564-1242 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 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! Beautiful 1 owner, older Doublewide, Home in Forestview Park new appls, new roof and AC, Priced to Sell! (352) 503-2154 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 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 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 JUNK MOTORCYCLES WANTED Will Pay up to $200 for Unwanted Motorcycle 352-942-3492 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyArea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 WANTED Old Radio Tubes, vacuum tubes, stereos and electronic parts (352) 419-9320 Pets 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 Pair of large Iguanas with cage, M&F, go to same home, $100 for all (352) 344-5436 Yorkie pups CKC, 8 wks March 1st, females $600 males $550. Judy, (352) 344-9803 Livestock Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Mobile Homes For Rent C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 CRYSTAL RIVERNice 2/1, close to everything. $500. + Sec. (352)446-3933 352-794-3323 FLORAL CITY 3/1 flrm. fenced yd sm. pet ok $575 incls water/trash 726-5062 HERNANDO 2/1 $400 mo+dep 352-201-2428 Utility Trailers 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 Baby Items HIGH CHAIR. Baby trends. Excellent condition. Adjustable w/ removable tray. $30. Call (352) 201-6967 Nice wood Baby crib and a Graco baby stroller both like new for $100. 352-535-0048 Sell or Swap Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 Musical Instruments CLARINET Rusg Tone, USA $85 (352) 527-1193 Guitar Gig Bag $10. 352-419-4464 OLD,OLD,OLD ACCORDION WITH CASE NEEDS WORK ONLY $100,00 464-0316 Household APARTMENT SIZED FRIG Brown, 3, works great. $50.00 firstname.lastname@example.org Fitness Equipment ELECTRIC TREADMILL ALL ELECTRONICS TIME DISTANCE CALORIES ONLY 100.00 464-O316 Weslo Cadence 875 treadmill console, handrails, padded walking platform $75 (352) 344-8056 Sporting Goods CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond, ATV trails $165K obo 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 CLUB CAR$650 with charger 352-344-8516 CLUB CAR $1,500, with charger 352-344-8516 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 FRESH JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct.@ $5 per lb Stone Crab@ $6 per lb delivered 727-771-7500 GOLF CLUBS new & used $100. (352) 795-0558 MC CELLAN SADDLE tan/brown,12 inch,made in Columbia. Good condition. $100.00 firm 352-513-4473 MOSSBERG SHOT GUN 3.5 mag. 2 barrels, Camo like new never used $400 obo (352) 634-5565 New 100th Anniversary HD motorcycle cover. $50. 352-637-4916 Pool Tablefull size, exc cond. balls, ceiling light $250 (352) 726-5280 Trailmate3 wheel Bicycle-Joyrider, low to ground, with a full seat inc back support $225 (352) 341-7718 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 General Trailer hitch Buick Rendezvous PONTIAC 2001 TO 2005 $ 75.00 352-726-9708 VERTICAL BLINDS 118x79 VALANCE, ALL HARDWARE. EXEC CON. IVORY/TAUPE $75 727.857.6583 VERTICAL BLINDS for sliding glass doors 6 wide 352-628-3455 $25.00 Wood Flooring by Bruce,Planks 3x3/8x random lengths Med.Oak 25Ft. NEW in box $59 352-382-3650 Business Equipment PUMP BARBER CHAIR works great $30. email@example.com TATTOO CHAIR $400 firstname.lastname@example.org Turn Key Buz Pressure Cleaning & Painting Bus. ALL Equip in 2002 Ford Cargo Van, all built inside $5 K 352-382-4770 Medical Equipment Like New Hoveround Power Chair $1,200 Wheel Chair Lift, 12V, plugs into trlr. hitch $350 (352) 527-2657 OVER BED TABLE push button chrome,and brown wood like top $30.00 firm 352-513-4473 SCOOTER P3 Cruiser by Planet Mobility, new batteries $300 firm (352) 344-4944 SCOOTER Pace Saver Jr. SCOOTER Go Go Pride both 3 wheel, w/ charger, excel cond. $450. ea (352) 489-3264 WALKER 4 wheeled walker with seat $30. email@example.com 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 NEWACOUSTIC GUITAR,SOLID SITKA SPRUCE&GOLD GROVERS! $100 352-601-6625 NEWELECTRIC LAP STEEL GUITAR W/CASE,CORD &FREE AMP! $100 352-601-6625 CLARINET Martin Freres Classic Made in France $85 (352) 527-1193 0 0 0 8 X H A For more information on how to reach Citrus County Readers call 352-563-5592.
B12 M ONDAY, F EBRUARY27, 2012 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE Lien Notices 475-0227 MCRNMarch SalesPUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicles will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION on the property of SCALLYS LUBE & GO TOWING AND RECOVERY 1185 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453; 352-860-0550; in accordance with Florida Statute 713.78. Auction Date as Follows: All Sales will begin at 8:00 AM. Vehicle may be viewed 30 Lien Notices Lien Notices minutes before sale. For details call 352-860-0550. 1) CHEVY SILVERADO COLOR: GRAY VIN# 1GCEK19C69Z214650 Auction Date: 3/16/2012 2) 1989 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS COLOR: WHITE VIN# 2MEBM75F1KX723586 Auction Date: 3/24/2012 3) 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse COLOR: RED VIN# 4A3AC34G93E032308 Auction Date: 3/24/2012 4) 2006 SUBARU IMPREZA COLOR: BLACK VIN# JF1GD70606L507512 Auction Date: 3/30/2012 5) 2000 Harley Davidson COLOR: BLACK VIN# 1HD1CGP17YK145361 Auction Date: 3/30/2012 Scallys Lube and Go reserves the right to bid on all vehicles in Auction. All sales are final at 9:00 AM Published Feb. 27, 2012. 470-0227 MCRN Roseto, Marie 2011-CP-903 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, CASE NO. 2011-CP-903 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE ROSETO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marie Roseto deceased, whose date of death was January 7, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is 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 the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 20, 2012. Personal Representative: Philomena Marino 5531 SW 30th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471 Attorney for Personal Representative: Colleen M. Duris, Attorney for Philomena Marino Florida Bar No.: 975140 Colleen M. Duris, P.A., 500 NE 8th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470 Telephone: 352-732-7020 Fax: 352-867-5111 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org February 20 and 27, 2012. 471-0227 MCRN Smith, Anne M. 2011-CP-000899 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO. 2011-CP-000899 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ANNE M. SMITH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Anne M. Smith, deceased, whose date of death was November 26, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2011-CP-000899; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons 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 PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 20, 2012. Personal Representative: Barbara Stinedurf 7049 South Lloyd Terrace, Floral City, FL 34436 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar No. 0857750 1-352-795-1444 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 N. Meeting Tree Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 February 20 and 27, 2012. 474-0305 MCRN Ring, Merle Leroy 2012-CP-78 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin.) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-78 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MERLE LEROY RING A/K/A MERLE L. RING A/K/A MERLE RING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Merle Leroy Ring a/k/a Merle L. Ring a/k/a Merle Ring, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-78, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450; that the decedents date of death was June 10, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $45,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Lisa Anne Dupoy, RR 2, Box 144D, Rushville, IL 62681 and Wendy Gail Baker, PO Box 15, Camden, IL 62319. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: Lisa Anne Dupoy RR 2, Box 144D, Rushville, IL 62681 Wendy Gail Baker PO Box 15, Camden, IL 62319 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: H. Michael Evans, Esq., Attorney Florida Bar No. 251674 20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34431 Telephone: (352) 489-2889 Fax: (352) 489-0852 E-Mail: email@example.com February 27 and March 5, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 473-0319 MCRN Rena & Clyde Hutchins -Dissolution of Marriage PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012 DR 139 Division: RENA L. HUTCHINS Petitioner, and CLYDE W. HUTCHINS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: CLYDE W. HUTCHINS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on RENA L. HUTCHINS, whose address is 3791 S. Pigeon Terrace, Homosassa, FL 34448on or before March 28, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 110 N. APOPKA AVENUE, INVERNESS, FL 34450, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings Dated: February 14, 2012. BETTY STRIFLER, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Kathy Stalbaum, Deputy Clerk February 24, March 5, 12 and 19, 2012. Dissolution of Marriage Notices Dissolution of Marriage Notices Dissolution of Marriage Notices Surplus Property 900-0229 DAILY CRN Surplus Prop. PUBLIC NOTICE The Citrus County Board Surplus Property Surplus Property of County Commissioners will be selling surplus property and equipment via the internet at govdeals.com from Jan. 15 until Feb. 29, 2012. Jan. 15 thru Feb. 29, 2012 4x4s CHEVROLET 2000 CK2500 PICK-UP 127K,EXT CAB, LONG BED,AUTO,AC,CRUISE,TILT, AM/FM BILL @352/860-2131 JEEP Cherokee, 159K mi., runs good, 4 DR, 4 x 4, 9 Lift on 35, $2,250. obo (352) 345-6499 Motorcycles Harley 00 Roadking Classic, all gear 17K miles 11K obo. (352) 489-0873 JUNK MOTORCYCLES WANTED Will Pay up to $200 for Unwanted Motorcycle 352-942-3492 Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds Trucks GMC Sierra 1500 white, like new only 10K mi., long bed, bed liner, chrome & tow pkg. Must See KBB Sug. Ret. $16,700. Asking $15,500 obo (352) 634-4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Trucks FORD 2002 Ranger ONE OWNER, 159K ALL HIGHWAY MILES CLEAN, A/C POWER WINDOWS & DOORS. CD PLAYER, BEDLINER. NEW TIRES email@example.com 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.$3000 Call Doug 352-794-3463 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 KEEP your used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ for your autos. 352-628-4144 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars 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 BUICK 97LeSabre,100+K mi loaded, white, 4 dr. $2495. Riverhaven (352) 628-7077 Citrus Sale CenterWe buy/sell/trade clean pre-owned vehicles! 02 Ford Quad CabTruck F-150 Cab$4999 07 Nissan Murano $14,900 06 Chrysler PT Cruiser $6,499 06 Grand Marquis $13,200 low miles Call 352-400-1038 LINCOLN Towncar, Signature, 37K miles, looks, drives even smells like new. $16,500. (352) 746-1184 LINCOLN 2001 Town Car, new tires & brakes, runs good $2800. obo (352) 533-3147 MERCEDES S420, blue book $11,500 sell $10K FIRM 1729 W. Gulf to lake Hwy, Lecanto MERCURY, Sable GS, 4 Door loaded, only 70K mi., leather, V6, AC, Stereo, garaged Clean $3,500. (352) 212-9383 VOLKSWAGON, green Cabrio convertible, a/c 52K mi garage kept $4,800 (352) 287-5423 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS MARCH 4th, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Mercedes 82380 SL, 105K mi., both tops exc. cond., runs good, no dents or rust $7500 obo 352 746-6925 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Trucks 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, $2,800 (352) 476-1474 (352) 382-1502 Citrus Sale CenterWe buy/sell/trade clean pre-owned vehicles! 02 Ford QuadCab F-150 Truck $4999 07 Nissan Murano $14,900 06 Chrysler PT Cruiser $6,499 06 Grand Marquis $13,200 low miles Call 352-400-1038 FORD Lariat F 350 DRW 7.3 turbo diesel super cab 84K mis. exc cond $14K call Bob(352) 794-3142 FORD 02F150 Lariat SuperCrew Cab.Orig.owner, only 53K miles, very clean, garaged, white, many extras $12,950 (352) 628-7898 Boat Accessories BOAT LIFTSingle Pole, 1500 lb. capacity. $900 obo 352-613-8453 Boats Proline 17 ft 4 stroke 90 HP Suzuki, very low hours, ready to fish trailer & more $13,500 352-795-3894 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 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 Jon Boat 16 Alum trolling motor & battery, good cond. $250 .(352) 634-5565 MONARCH 20 ftPontoon Boat, new deck,carpet, & seats, 75H Merc. mtr. $5,400 (703) 220-5916 cell Pontoon Boat 24 150 hp Evinrude Party Boat $3500 (352) 628-5218 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 Wanna Sell your Boat? call me (352) 220-9435 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 2001 38 ft Holiday Rambler, Cummings diesel,2 slides, fully loaded,sell or trade property $60000 859-814-3573 2010 MONTANAMountaineer 5th wheel 36ft., 3 slides,loaded used 1 season. like new Hickory Addition $32,500 (419) 307-8954 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 SUNSEEKER 29 ft. Class. C., nearly all options, generator, needs awning fabric, no smoke,33k mi. Reduce $24K, 464-0316 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 5th Wheel $1800 (352) 634-5565 Coachmen Catalina 25 5th wheel 2 slide outs, fully equipped$8500 obo 352-382-4084/422-2961 Gulf SteamCoach 25 model 24RBL, slps upto 6 gas & elect appls & heat, shower/toliet $6900 (352) 341-1714 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 Reese Tow power hitch, max weight 7500 lbs, fits various pick ups. $10 0 (352) 341-1714 Travel Trailer 34 slide room, W/D, dishwash, hard wood flrs, Q bed $12,900 cell (813) 699-2262 Auto Parts/ Accessories CAR CREEPER, NEW CONDITION $18 SET OF CAR RAMPS $22 (352) 382-1154 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 Citrus County Homes Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 Condos For Sale INVERNESS 2/2/1 Superbly maintained, 1381 Sqft, Oak floors, Florida room, dining room, extra pantries, partially furnished. Pictures avail 631 Whispering Pines Blvd. 352-726-9983 INVERNESS Nice 2/2/1 new carpet tile & paint. Whispering Pines Villas furnished $69,900 (352) 726-8712 Out of Town Real Estate 20 Acres-Live on Land NOW!! Only $99/mo $0 Down, Owner Finance.NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. 800-755-8953 www. sunsetranch es.com GENTLEMANS FARM FOR SALE stable w/bath and equipment barn on 2+/ Acres in Chatham, VA. $148,900. Agnes Dowdy & Associates Real Estate (434)851-8522 photos at www. AgnesDowdyRE.com Waterfront Grand Opening Sale! One Day Only -Sat March 10th New Log Cabin on 2+ Acres w/200+ FT DOCKABLE WF Only $74,500. Save tens of thousands on new log cabin w/dockable lake frontage on one of Alabamas premier recreational lakes. Excellent financing. Call now (866)952-5302, x151 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 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 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 SUGARMILL WOODS. BUILDING LOT ON OAK VILLAGE $20K firm 43 Vinca St (352) 726-9587 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 Beverly Hills Homes RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3 bdrms 352-566-6049 JADEMISSION.COM Citrus Hills Homes TERRA VISTA2+ /2/2 Maint Free, Open plan, up grades, ,Beautiful Sunsets, Owner Financ Avail $259 K (352) 746-6050 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 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 Homosassa Homes 3/2/2 Built 1986 On Acre, Remodeled above ground pool w/ deck BY OWNER 4141 S. Journey Point $185,000 813-477-6006 3/2/2, Built 2007 Newly Remodeled $88,000 100% Financing Avail. (352) 400-0230 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 Sale 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 Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 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: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS2/1/1 Fl. Rm, CHA,Shed, $525. mo352-795-9060 CRYSTAL RIVER2/2/2 $800. mo + sec. 850-371-1568 FLORAL CITY 3/1, 6 Acres, Private, $700. 352-212-2264 HOMOSASSA 3/2 LR, FR, DR, Kit., Sun Rm. FP, $700. + sec. Tom (920) 224-2513 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 INVERNESS 3/2/2 No pets. near hosp & Library $800. Mo. F/L/S (352) 527-9268 INVERNESS 4/1, $650 first lst & sec aft 2pm (352) 408-9470 INVERNESS SUBSIDIZED RENTALS 3 & 4 BEDROOMS Starting @ $466 Mangr., Kim Trawick 352-726-3476. TDD 888-341-2355 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3bdrms 352-566-6049 JADEMISSION.COM Sugarmill WoodsSpacious Ranch Villa 2/2/2, Lanai $750. mo + util (352) 382-8935 Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rent or Sale CITRUS SPRINGS Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom 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 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. 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(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 Real Estate For Rent 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 HERNANDO 1 BR, Quiet Area, Near Lake $395., 228-2701 HOMOSASSA 1BR W&D, Boat Dock util. incld. $600. 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 MAYO DRIVEAPARTMENTS MOVE IN SPECIAL (352) 795-2626 Condos/Villas For Rent INVERNESS LANDINGS 2/1.5 clean roomy, great location $550/mo F/L/S No smoke/No pets (352) 341-1847 Duplexes For Rent INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great area,nosmk/pets $600/mo. 1st, last & sec 352-341-3562/400-0743 INVERNESS 2/2 Townhouse, new appls & carpet, W/D trash incld $600 mo + sec. (352) 344-4290 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses FLORA CITY3/1 large scr porch private 1/2 acre, 2 sheds,new appls, part furn. $585/mo. 5310 S. Bass Terr (352) 503-6703 FLORAL CITY1 bedroom. 1 bath. On Withlapopka Island, 900 sq ft. fenced yard, $550 includes water, electric and cable. first month and $250 Deposit due on move in. Call 813 731-5347 for appointment. INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great area,pets, nosmk $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 HERNANDO Furn. Lakefront Home, 2/2/1, new remodeled. tastefully decorated, great view, Fl. Rm. 1 yr lease. $950 mo. + dep Available April (352) 228-0177 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 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2 Family Room near shopping $850. 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