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INSIDE MARCH 5, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community 50 CITRUS COUNTY WORLD NEWS: PresidentVladimir Putin claims victory in Russian election./ Page A12www.chronicleonline.com NATIONAL NEWS: Storm storiesResidents of stormravaged states work to clean up./ Page A12 LOCAL NEWS: Revved up Car enthusiasts turn out for the annual show by the Citrus County Cruisers./ Page A3 INDEX Comics....................B8 Crossword................B7 Editorial..................A10 Entertainment..........B6 Horoscope................B6 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B6 Movies......................B8 Obituaries................A6 TV Listings................B7 Classifieds................B9 ONLINE POLL: Your choice?Whats your position on public schools? A. I favor all tax dollars for education being shifted to support private schools. B. Only public schools should get tax dollars due to the diverse needs of students served. C. I favor government vouchers to help parents who want their children to attend private schools. D. I favor a majority of parents being allowed to shut down a public school then have it reopen as a tax-supported private school. 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 73 LOW 37 Mostly sunny. West winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morning 2012 SESSION On budget, and on time? Week in state government D AVIDR OYSEANDM ICHAEL P ELTIER The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE Budget negotiators sent their thorniest issues to the respective budget chairmen this weekend, as the Senate and House lined up priorities for the expected final week of the session. On a few issues, there was some closure this week. Lawmakers signed off on a $1.35 million compensation package for William Dillon, who was imprisoned for 27 years for a murder he didnt commit. The Senate passed that bill early in the week and sent it to Gov. Rick Scott who signed it a couple of hours later. The Legislature also this past week sent the governor a bill allowing students to give inspirational messages on an apparently limitless universe of subjects from God and the Founding Fathers to the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Kim Kardashian. ( Editors note: According to Wikipedia, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deityof the parody religion, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. According to the same source, Kim Kardashian is an American socialite, television personality, model, actress and businesswoman.) While the bill was pushed by advocates for more Christian school prayer, hoping more of that will happen at graduations, football games and other assemblies, they acknowledge in an effort to render it constitutional, the plan will have to allow students to say anything they want with no interference from school officials. Still, the fear remained among those in the religious and political minorities, that it will mean just what backers hope lots of Christian prayers that will make public school a little more uncomfortable for Jews, Hindus, Muslims and others who thought the state schools were a haven from being subjected to the majoritys religion. See BUDGET / Page A7 Tree tops: The Lorax takes top spot at box office /B6 VOLUME 117 ISSUE 211 Resource center reopens S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterDUNNELLON The soft hum of new freezers and refrigerators at the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center is music to executive director Larry Coopers ears. Before, food would be packed in every space imaginable inside the center for their food assistance program. Now with the new food pantry added to the building, there is a centralized space to store and organize the food to better serve those in need, Cooper explained. No one goes away hungry, said Christine Avina, client services coordinator, and were proud of that. Both graciously thanked the community and local organizations for their help and support in getting the addition built and operating. A number of people showed up Wednesday to celebrate the grand reopening of the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center. The Annie Johnson Center was started in 1986 in the abandoned Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Dunnellon. For 10 years before that, the centers namesake, the late Annie Williams Johnson, hosted seniors in the area Rocking the boat MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Linda Green, left, and Cecelia Treat discuss their opposition to a condominium project in Ozello where the former Pirates Cove stood. Ozello residents protest developers plan to build condos C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterOZELLO Big changes are proposed for the quiet life at the far end of North Ozello Trail. A developer wants to rebuild on land where the old Pirates Cove restaurant used to stand. George Decker plans to put back the restaurant, a facility that once rewarded travelers for their 10-mile long and winding ride down the trail. However, Decker also has development ideas for a condominium and wants to use a county-owned park. To build condos, Decker would need zoning changes. Thats where neighbors are drawing the line. Ozello residents Cecelia Treat and Linda Green recently talked to the Chronicle about their objections to Deckers plans, which are in initial phases and have yet to be presented before the Citrus County Planning and Development Review Board. Both residents moved to Ozello because of the way it is. When I saw this piece of property on Spangler Loop, it reminded me of how I grew up, said Treat, a 13-year Ozello resident. A native Floridian, she was born in the Everglades. I knew thats where I wanted to live. Green, a six-year Ozello resident originally from Michigan, said she and her husband, John, discovered the community when they were fulltime recreational vehicle dwellers. Green is organizing Ozello residents as one voice against the development and is directly affected. The Greens are the closest neighbors to the old Pirates Cove, and well remember what the previously abandoned property was like. When we first moved here, everything was here, Green said. The chairs, the dishes, the silverware, the stoves everything was there like somebody had just got up and left. During the first two or three years that we were here, people were coming in and taking stuff out. They just came in with trucks and loaded stuff up and took it off. After the clearance came a period of vandalism, with the sheriffs office being called out to stop trespassers in their sport of smashing windows. The Crack beckons: Spring a draw in Chassahowtizka CHASSAHOWITZKAI ve got to admit, when my friend, Jack Dambach of Bay News 9, offered to take me to the swamp and show me the Crack, my mind darted in many directions. But my mind really went into a flurry when Jack volunteered that I get some water boots and regaled me about some of the natural residents of the hammock and Florida scrub on the banks of the springhead of the Chassahowitzka River. I dont really care for snakes and alligators, but I am fond of the occasional fawn and would gaze at a bear from a distance. However, Jack told me these are normal encounters in this corner of unspoiled Citrus County and it would be all A.B. SIDIBE /Chronicle Jack Dambach wades toward the natural underwater chasm called the Crack, feeding into the Chassahowitzka. A.B. Sidibe OFF THE BEATEN PATH See PATH / Page A2 The Pirates Cove once stood on the property pictured above. It was once a popular eatery that offered small motel rooms. DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle Larry Cooper, executive director of the Annie B. Johnson Center in Dunnellon, gives a tour of the new pantry added at the center, which has served residents since 1986. See CENTER / Page A4 See OZELLO / Page A2 LOCAL EFFORTS: Give blood Find out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./ Page A8Get food Area groups offer low-cost food options and free meals each week./ Page A8
worth it when I get to see the Crack. For the record, those who would wish to see the Crack in the future, go to the campground kayak rental store, rent a kayak and take in a leisurely glide down the river into the canopytopped tributary that leads to the Crack. Maps are available at the store. Back to the alternate route: Jack and I started out on a trail at the back of the campground as he pointed to disturbed earth and added impishly that was done by wild hogs. I tried to ignore his wild animal encounter stories as we briskly wended our way through stands of upland vegetation. We soon hit a bend that revealed a crystal-clear tributary with a white sandy bottom that was no more than a foot deep. I followed Jack on the banks of the tributary for maybe 50 feet and there it was the Crack the natural, aqua-colored, thirdmagnitude spring fissure in the water bottom. It sparkled and glistened as little silver fish darted within its zigzag boundaries and the late-morning sun shone through the canopy. I was enthralled as Jack told me the pounding sounds that were reverberating through the thicket was that of a pileated woodpecker. Isnt this beautiful, he said. This is where I come to get away. After what I experienced, I think I like where Jack goes to get away and I may just get off busy U.S. 19 more often and conquer my irrational fear of snakes to join him at the Crack. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. Treat, the longer-term resident, never knew Pirates Cove as a restaurant doing business. I remember the old dilapidated building, the dilapidated little apartments out on the jetty, Treat said. I remember the RVs and the trailers that used to be over here. I remember there was a lot of vandalism there. They were breaking the windows and it became a real eyesore. And then Mr. Decker had it cleaned up. Residents are glad for the cleanup. Decker also did a good turn by organizing a neighborhood meeting Feb. 13 through his consultant, Bruce McLaughlin, whose office is in Indian Rocks Beach. McLaughlin revealed a preliminary site plan, preliminary architectural plans and a summary of a planning review. He gave us a rough plan, Green said. He wants to put in five floors. The first floor would be for the parking lot for the people who lived here. And then there would be three floors that would be these resort rooms and the top floor would be the restaurant. Treat said the height of the proposed building would be 61 feet. Fifty is what we have today, Treat said, adding residents oppose anything higher. That would set a precedent for the rest of Ozello and it does not fit into our environment here. Houses around here cannot be more than two stories high. Thats what the lady at the county told me for residential. Decker has seven properties combined for this project. Most are zoned coastal residential and would need to be changed to commercial. Setting a precedent for other commercial developers would be significant for Ozello, because it contains quite a few buildable lots on waterfront. To Green, Treat and other residents, the issue means more than not wanting to see a condominium. If one rises, they wonder how many will follow. Two of his lots are commercial, and we have no problem with him using his two commercial pieces for more commercial, Green said. We dont have a problem with them having a restaurant, Treat said. The condominium just seems too big for the community, Treat and Green said. Already, McLaughlin asked the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at its Feb. 14 meeting for permission to discuss a development agreement with the county for use of county-owned property, Ozello Community Park, an area with picnic tables near a boat ramp. Decker would improve the park with restrooms in exchange for parking space. Why should he get to park on a county park? Green asked. This out here is for boaters, Treat said. Trucks and boat trailers are left near the ramp. West Sanddollar Lane, the road leading to the park, also is used as a landing strip for emergency medical services, as Ozellos twisted trail lengthens ambulance response time. The twisted trail also leads to traffic accidents requiring the helicopter. They do land the helicopter here, Treat said. It has been used quite a bit. Treat said residents use the park for Easter sunrise services. Another concern for residents is that the project might get started and then abandoned because of the economy. We dont need another derelict building around here, Treat said. At the neighborhood meeting, residents talked about many issues of living in Ozello: the remoteness, the road, the flooding, the water and sewer system. One factor puts them in agreement: Dont change the comp plan. Ozello is residential and rural and peaceful, Green said. Thats what we dont want changed. We like the quietness. This group that were getting together its a bunch of people who mind their own business and dont interfere in each others lives. We have our neighbors if we have an emergency and need them, but we mind our own business. And here we have to group together to keep our community the way it is. We like it. Thats what our aim is: To keep Ozello. As for Decker developing his land, Green said, Im not against him being able to get his money out of his property. I just dont want it commercialized to the point where nobody else is going to be comfortable. A2 M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Just Like These Mythological Creatures $ 399 00 Hearing Aids Probably Dont Exist. 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PATHContinued from Page A1 IF YOU GO DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of U.S. 19 and U.S. 98, go west on County Road 480 (Miss Maggies Drive) 1.7 miles past the Chassahowitzka Hotel. Turn right at signs for the Chassahowitzka River Campground. ONLINE: www.swfwmd.state.fl.us /recreation/areas/ chassahowitzka.html OZELLO Continued from Page A1
CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle Lucy Weinberger looks under the hood of a 1957 Ford T-Bird for a better view at the images of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe painted on the underside of it during the Citrus County Cruisers 28th annual Manatee Car & Truck Show at Crystal Chevrolet in Homosassa o n Sunday. Ron Davis entered the car in the show. Around the COUNTY Chronicle seeks scarred peopleEvery scar tells a story, whether minor or life-altering. We are looking for people whose scars tell a life-altering story serious accident, open-heart surgery, donating a kidney, cosmetic surgery, brain surgery, amputation, stabbing, etc/ If you are willing to tell your story and be photographed, scar and all, contact Nancy Kennedy at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com or 352564-2927. Bishop moving from high school to district Donny Bishop, an assistant principal at Citrus High School, is moving to the district office. Bishop is Superintendent of Schools Sandra Sam Himmels choice to replace Jeff Davis as human resources director, district officials announced Friday. Davis, a former assistant superintendent of schools in Levy County, is replacing the retiring Kelly Tyler as principal of Lecanto High School in July. Bishops background in Citrus County includes coordinator of athletics in the Educational Services Department and assistant principal at Lecanto Middle School. Citrus Hills group meets Thursday Citrus Hills Civic Associations annual meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the garden room at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Speakers John Marmish and Debbie Lattin will discuss what Citrus County organizations are doing to help feed the less fortunate. Thorpe to present public forum on port Port Citrus will be discussed at a public forum this month in Beverly Hills. Brad Thorpe, county administrator and port director, will speak at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Beverly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. The Citrus County Council (CCC) sponsors the events and invites the public. There is so much interest and so many questions regarding the what, where, how and why of this venture, that the council decided to invite Mr. Thorpe and any commissioner who sits as part of the Port Authority to address the public, said Teddi Rusnak, CCC president. Thorpe will present a slideshow regarding the port and take. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.; coffee and doughnuts will be served. The CCC is a nonprofit consortium of homeowner associations, civic clubs and environmental groups interested in monitoring local government. For more information, call Teddi Rusnak at 352-746-3006. Master gardeners to talk about lawns The Master Gardener Plant Clinic will discuss how to care for your lawn this month. The free clinics schedule is: Wednesday, March 7, at 2 p.m., Floral City Library Friday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m., Coastal Region Library, Crystal River Tuesday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m., Lakes Region Library, Inverness Wednesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m., Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills Tuesday, March 20, at 2 p.m., Homosassa Library Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m., Citrus Springs Library, Citrus Springs Bring samples and questions concerning lawn maintenance or other plant-related concerns to discuss with the master gardeners. For information, call the Citrus County Cooperative Extension at 352-527-5700. From staff reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Hunting to expand at two SWFWMD properties Special to the ChronicleThe Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board voted Tuesday to expand hunting opportunities at two district-managed lands. Hunting opportunities will be expanded to: Lake Panasoffkee property for 21 days of smallgame hunting. Weeki Wachee Preserve for 30 days of archery in its southern portion. In addition, the northern portion of the property will be included in the existing Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. The Chassahowitzka River and Coastal Swamps and Halpata Tastanaki Preserve properties were considered; however, no expansion was approved. The district initially evaluated eight properties for additional hunting, in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The district gathered input from the public through its land use stakeholders group and at meetings in Plant City and Lecanto, as well as through the districts website. This evaluation began after a request was presented by residents at the districts land use stakeholders group, which is made up of citizens and representatives from various interest groups and other agencies, to discuss land use. For information on the hunt evaluation, visit www.WaterMatters.org/ HuntEvaluation, www. WaterMatters.org/Hunt Evaluation, or call 800-423-1476, ext. 4452. Lake Panasoffkee, Weeki Wachee Preserve to allow hunters N ECIA R ATLIFF Special to the ChronicleLECANTO Free popcorn, candy, entertainment and smiles were abundant Saturday night during Citrus County Parks and Recreation Departments showing of Kung Fu Panda II at Lecanto Community Park. We provide the popcorn and you make the memories is the motto, said Crysta Henry of the parks and recreation department. For three years in a row, the department has shown a movie in the park the first Saturday of the month. Anywhere from 10 to 300 people show up and, despite competing against the Strawberry Festival and strong winds, about 50 people from 5 months old to 65 years old enjoyed the show. With their blankets spread out and children snuggling pillows and toasties, families were happy to have an inexpensive activity everyone could enjoy Saturday night. Its a cheap way to spend quality family time, Lecanto High School teacher Ty Hamilton said as he sat with his wife and three daughters eating a fried-chicken dinner. With an inflatable screen that shows a high-quality picture and speakers in place, the antsy children and their families settled in to watch the show. These are the kinds of memories I want for my kids, Anthony Ratliff said. Not sitting inside playing video games on a Saturday night but doing something together and creating memories that, hopefully, they will pass along to their children. Its time to shut off the TVs, video games and cell phones and get the kids outside. County recreational specialist Jennifer Worthington said the staff likes to see families come early and set up their Taj Mahal of campsites. The more elaborate the setup, the better. We want to see families enjoy themselves, she said, explaining the program started because there were not any free programs for the family. Movies in the Park is sponsored by Citrus Memorial Health System. Other sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Department at 352-527-7543. The Parks and Recreation Department provides free popcorn and candy and will show Hop on Saturday, April 7, in Lecanto Community Park. Families curl up for movie outside Movies in the Park kicks off with film Kung Fu Panda II NECIA RATLIFF /Special to the Chronicle Saturday was the first time at Movies in the Park for the Marcel family, Layla and Melody are in front; Maya, Dawson and Jasmine are in the second row; and Melinda, Belinda and Antoine are in back. C ATHYK APULKA ChronicleHOMOSASSA The inclement weather that rolled through Citrus County on Sunday morning didnt deter show car owners or the public from attending the Citrus County Cruisers 28th annual Manatee Car & Truck Show at Crystal Chevrolet in Homosassa. It turned out pretty good considering how bad it (the weather) was this morning, Dave Jacques, one of the exterior judges for the car club, said as he stood next to a 1949 Chevy truck. I thought the roof was coming off my house at about 4:15. Jacques, a retired paint and body man, had finished taking a second look at the truck to try to determine if it was worthy of the best paint trophy. Youre looking at one of the best paint jobs here, he said. These guys put a lot of time and money into their cars, they deserve a lot of recognition. I dont know what he paid for the paint job, but he got his moneys worth. The truck belonged to Roger Barr of Lakeland, who said he spent almost three years restoring the truck. He was ready to retire when he started working on it, but decided to stay employed to pay for the restoration. I dont even want to say how much money I got in it, Barr said. Car show enthusiasts Lucy Weinberger and her husband, Paul, were studying the elaborate paint on a 1957 Ford T-Bird. The images of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe painted on the underside of its hood with the words, Love Me Tender, caught Lucys eye. Look at the paint job, its amazing, she said. I enjoy these things (car shows). I go to as many as I can. This is a pretty good one. Roy Bischoff, Citrus County Cruisers club member and car show chairman, said 161 cars and trucks participated in the show despite the cooler and very windy weather. He said 33 different car clubs were represented. He said 50 of his club members worked diligently to prepare for the show. Im very proud of all my members pitching in to help, he said. Without them theres no show, and this is our 28th annual, were like a staple around here. Club president Kathe Tegen said all money raised at the show stays in the county and goes to help support various charities. In the past, the club has helped Citrus United Basket (CUB), Key Training Center, Marines Toys for Tots, Hospice of Citrus County, Citrus Abuse Center Association (CASA), American Cancer Society and Rotarys Camp Florida. It also has provided scholarships for automotive students at Withlacoochee Technical Institute. We did pretty good, considering the weather this morning and the wind, she said. We had a lot of really nice cars. Id like to thank the community for supporting us and our charities. Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-5642922 or ckapulka@chronicle online.com. Revved up, blown away Car enthusiasts check out Citrus County Cruisers annual event despite wind For more photos, click on this story at www.chronicle online.com.
in her own home. The center serves Citrus and Marion counties. Funding comes from the United Way of Citrus and Marion counties, plus FEMA and money raised through the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store in downtown Dunnellon. Pat Coles, senior program operations manager for the county, proudly showed off the new pantry Wednesday and explained how all the food is donated. She also stated how about 30 lunches are served each day to seniors who come to the center for a hot meal, and another 50 to 100 individuals come for assistance with food, utilities or rent, a blanket or food or household goods. Cooper talked about how the center has really blossomed into a multipurpose resource center where people, not just seniors, can utilize numerous services such as rent/mortgage/utility bill assistance and receive help with applying for food stamps or jobs through Workforce Connection. Were here to get people on their feet, he said. And with the current economic situation, Avina said the center stays busy. In 2011, more than 15,000 visited the center. They gave out 353,770 pounds of food to 12,150 people in need. They also gave out 114 Christmas baskets around the holiday season and paid $93,625 toward rent, mortgage and utility bill payments. In just a years time, Avina said, the amount of food given out has doubled. The numbers are overwhelming, she said. The number of homeless is overwhelming. The Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center is at 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon. For information, call 352-489-8021. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or email@example.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 66 51 0.20 HI LO PR 64 50 0.40 HI LO PR 66 54 0.20 HI LO PR 68 52 0.30 HI LO PR 67 51 0.10 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Mostly sunny THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly sunny Sunny to partly cloudy High: 73 Low: 37 High: 74 Low: 51 High: 78 Low: 53 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 90/51 Record 90/27 Normal 76/48 Mean temp. 71 Departure from mean +9 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.32 in. Total for the month 0.32 in. Total for the year 3.55 in. Normal for the year 6.47 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 7 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.07 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 29 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 28% 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 ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:33 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:50 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................4:00 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................4:37 A.M. MARCH 8MARCH 14MARCH 22MARCH 30 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. 72 47 s Ft. Lauderdale 73 63 s Fort Myers 75 49 s Gainesville 73 38 s Homestead 75 53 s Jacksonville 71 43 s Key West 72 63 s Lakeland 75 48 s Melbourne 72 54 s City H L Fcast Miami 73 63 s Ocala 74 41 s Orlando 73 50 s Pensacola 69 44 s Sarasota 74 50 s Tallahassee 71 36 s Tampa 76 44 s Vero Beach 71 56 s W. Palm Bch. 72 62 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNorthwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Mostly sunny skies will be in place today. Gulf water temperature68 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.63 27.69 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 33.95 33.88 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 35.77 35.73 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 37.67 37.61 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 39 25 s 32 12 Albuquerque 61 30 s 67 36 Asheville 44 35 sn 43 25 Atlanta 53 40 .01 s 54 31 Atlantic City 49 40 pc 43 27 Austin 71 31 s 76 51 Baltimore 47 38 pc 44 29 Billings 62 35 s 60 39 Birmingham 59 33 s 57 34 Boise 63 34 pc 63 31 Boston 41 36 s 35 18 Buffalo 34 22 pc 25 17 Burlington, VT 38 21 .02 pc 23 8 Charleston, SC 60 46 1.63 s 64 34 Charleston, WV 40 30 .04 pc 39 23 Charlotte 53 41 s 55 28 Chicago 32 28 pc 36 32 Cincinnati 41 27 pc 39 25 Cleveland 36 30 .13 pc 28 21 Columbia, SC 57 46 .32 s 60 31 Columbus, OH 36 30 .01 pc 35 24 Concord, N.H. 42 21 pc 29 7 Dallas 74 35 s 75 51 Denver 62 33 s 65 34 Des Moines 31 20 .01 pc 47 38 Detroit 37 28 pc 31 24 El Paso 69 29 s 76 49 Evansville, IN 49 27 .04 s 44 29 Harrisburg 43 31 pc 37 22 Hartford 44 32 s 37 16 Houston 73 42 s 76 53 Indianapolis 40 25 pc 40 28 Jackson 66 34 s 63 38 Las Vegas 73 43 s 76 54 Little Rock 71 36 s 62 40 Los Angeles 87 54 s 71 53 Louisville 48 29 pc 42 29 Memphis 62 34 s 56 40 Milwaukee 28 25 .02 pc 33 29 Minneapolis 29 8 pc 38 35 Mobile 66 40 s 67 42 Montgomery 63 40 s 62 36 Nashville 53 28 s 47 29 New Orleans 68 41 s 70 53 New York City 45 39 pc 44 23 Norfolk 52 42 .77 sh 45 32 Oklahoma City 71 29 s 70 50 Omaha 53 24 w 55 39 Palm Springs 86 48 s 85 56 Philadelphia 46 39 pc 43 27 Phoenix 81 47 s 87 55 Pittsburgh 36 28 .02 pc 34 20 Portland, ME 41 31 c 31 21 Portland, Ore 57 40 sh 48 38 Providence, R.I. 43 33 s 35 16 Raleigh 54 42 .18 sh 50 27 Rapid City 44 33 .04 s 59 35 Reno 69 27 s 65 35 Rochester, NY 33 21 .03 pc 25 15 Sacramento 74 40 s 71 45 St. Louis 44 27 s 46 38 St. Ste. Marie 19 1 pc 19 17 Salt Lake City 55 34 s 57 43 San Antonio 72 37 s 75 51 San Diego 80 51 s 74 55 San Francisco 73 45 s 59 46 Savannah 60 46 1.12 s 66 37 Seattle 51 44 trace r 48 36 Spokane 53 34 sh 48 27 Syracuse 37 27 .03 pc 26 14 Topeka 67 29 s 60 47 Washington 49 41 pc 45 28YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 95 Fullerton, Calif. LOW -13 Bemidji, Minn. MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 87/72/s Amsterdam 44/37/sh Athens 57/49/sh Beijing 48/30/pc Berlin 44/27/s Bermuda 66/61/r Cairo 70/57/s Calgary 52/16/pc Havana 75/61/s Hong Kong 72/66/sh Jerusalem 59/43/pc Lisbon 63/47/pc London 48/31/c Madrid 57/32/pc Mexico City 71/43/s Montreal 20/19/c Moscow 19/13/c Paris 47/35/pc Rio 86/70/pc Rome 54/48/sh Sydney 72/62/sh Tokyo 59/47/r Toronto 26/20/pc Warsaw 35/23/pc WORLD CITIES Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. 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MONDAY HI LO PR 66 53 0.15 Today's active pollen: Oak, nettle, juniper Todays count: 10.1/12 Wednesdays count: 10.2 Thursdays count: 10.4 HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: March 2 By Voterama in Congress For-Profit Colleges: Members voted, 303-114, to repeal new federal rules for the for-profit colleges and universities that specialize in online instruction. A yes vote was to repeal one rule to subject them to the accreditation standards of every state in which they conduct "distance" learning and another giving "credit hour" a uniform definition for purposes of allocating federal financial aid. (HR 2117) Rich Nugent, Yes. Student Complaints: Members refused, 170-247, to retain a rule to establish a process by which students could file grievances with state officials against forprofit colleges and universities. A yes vote was to retain the new federal rule over arguments that there already are channels for state accreditation officials to hear such complaints. (HR 2117) Nugent, No. California Water Dispute: Members passed, 246-175, a bill to override existing California and U.S. compacts and laws for allocating San Joaquin River water in the Central Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. A yes vote backed a GOP bill (HR 1837) seen as a boon to agriculture at the expense of environmentalists and salmon fishers. Nugent, Yes. Contraception, Religion, Health Care: Senators tabled, 51-48, and thus killed a measure enabling employers and insurers to refuse to insure contraception or any other medical care that conflicts with their religion or moral code. Such care would be provided under the "Essential Health Benefits" section of the 2010 health law. A yes vote opposed what is known as "the Blunt amendment" to a pending transportation bill (S 1813). Bill Nelson, Yes; Marco Rubio, No. Key votes ahead: In the week of March 5, the House will take up bills authorizing small hydropower projects at Bureau of Reclamation facilities and making it easier for companies with revenue under $1 million to raise capital. The Senate will continue to debate a $109 billion, two-year transportation bill. 2012 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. QUESTION: Do you support the emphasis on improved nutrition in school lunches? Yes. Good eating habits should begin at an early age. 68 percent (39 votes) No. Let kids be kids. Its not until adulthood that nutrition makes a big difference. 11 percent (6 votes) Yes. In part, it will address childhood obesity. 19 percent (11 votes) No. Serve the cheapest food. Kids dont know the difference. 2 percent (1 vote) Total votes: 57. 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Pearl Dombroski, 95LECANTOPearl A. Dombroski, 95, of Lecanto, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab Center, Lecanto. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills. Artis Pete Gunn Sr., 80CRYSTAL RIVERArtis A. Pete Gunn Sr., 80, Crystal River, died at home on March 4, 2012, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus Co. Mr. Gunn was born in Georgia on Aug. 31, 1931, to the late Artis W. and Lula (Fordham) Gunn and moved to this area in 1995 from Titusville, where he was a mechanical technician for Cape Kennedy Space Center for 33 years. He was a member of Ionic Masonic Lodge No. 101, Jacksonville, Scottish Rite of Orlando, and Azan Shrine Temple, Melbourne. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Jo-Ann Gunn; 9 children, Artis Gunn Jr., Titusville; William J. Gunn, Lecanto, FL; Roland Benoit, Port St Johns, FL; Lee B. (Carla) Johnson, Titusville; Janice (David) Warren, Crystal River; Elizabeth (Calvin) Canada, Mims, FL; Annette (Alan) Scott-Watson, Titusville; Lynne Mularkey, Merritt Island; Lori-Jean Nenson, Bloomington, IN; 1 sister, Clematis Clark, Jacksonville; 15 grandand 13 great-grandchildren; and predeceased by 1 grandchild, Mandi. Funeral services Tuesday, March 6, 4 p.m. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Rev. Lloyd Bertine and The Masonic District 19 Memorial Lodge officiating. Visitation on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus County. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.George Myles Sr., 83CRYSTAL RIVERGeorge J. Myles Sr., 83, of Crystal River, FL, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris (Rubar) Myles; also his son, George J. Myles Jr. and wife, Karen, of Mirror Lake, NH; daughter, Dr. Darlene Myles and her partner, Dana Morrison, of Landrum, SC; son Richard Myles and grandchildren Ricky and Ashley of Helena, AL. George was born in Glen Cove, NY, in 1928. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of Korea. He was a member of Sea Cliff, NY, Engine and Hose Company for 68 years, and also served as Deputy Mayor and Trustee for the Village of Sea Cliff. He owned and operated George J. Myles Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. for 40 years before retiring to Crystal River, FL. George enjoyed fishing and gardening. Friends will be received Monday, March 5, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Wilder Funeral Home, 4890 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at Fountains Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in memory of George to Hospice House of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Condolences may be given at www.wilderfuneral.com. Frederick Carnell, 73HERNANDO Frederick Carnell, 73, of Hernando, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. Services and burial will occur in Illinois at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Emmitt Pierce, 69INVERNESS Emmitt D. Pierce, 69, of Inverness, Florida, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at Citrus Memorial hospital, Inverness. Emmitt was born on August 3, 1942, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to the late Homer and Margaret (Pauley) Pierce. He arrived in the area in 1981, coming from Pensacola, Florida, and was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired Senior Chief Petty Officer. Emmitt was a Christian as well as a member of the V.F.W.Post 7122, Floral City, Florida. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, playing darts, and spending time with family and friends. He was also a member of IRRU, Inverness. Emmitt is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Ellen Pierce. Other survivors include two sons, Eric (Margaret) Pierce of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Michael Murphy of Mesa, Arizona; one daughter, Theresa (Dent) Kelley of Chesapeake, Virginia; two sisters, Emma Stevenson of Marysville, Ohio, and Elaine Dotson of Zephyrhills, Florida; and one grandson, Matthew. A military service with honor guard is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, with a gathering of family and friends at the IRRU Club following the services.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, Gainesville, Florida, (www.cancer.org/hopelodge) in Emmitts memory. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Jeffry Stewart, 52CRYSTAL RIVERJeffry Jay Stewart, 52, of Crystal River, died Friday, March 4, 2012, under the loving care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. He was born October 11, 1959, in Blue Island, IL, and came here 8 years ago from Tinley Park, IL. He was a Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician with Coastal Underground and Waste Pro. He is survived by his son, Matthew of Bloomington, IL; father, Robert Stewart of Crystal River; mother, Mary Stewart of Tinley Park, IL; brother, Kent Allen Stewart of Illinois; and beloved pet Buddy. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River with HPH Hospice chaplain Carl Hemphill presiding. Friends will be received in visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to HPH Hospice, 352-527-4600, www.hph-hospice.org. Arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Frederica Freddie Young, 72DUNNELLON Frederica Freddie E. Young, age 72, of Dunnellon, FL, passed away on March 2, 2012. A beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister, she was born in Hartford, CT, on August 23, 1939, and moved to Dunnellon from Miami, FL, 18 years ago. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lois LaHue; and sister, Georgiana Coutu. She is survived by her two sons, Jack Young Jr. of Cooper City, FL, and Joel Young of Miami, FL; three daughters, Jill (John) Barr of Pine Ridge, FL, Janine (Spooley) Smith of Dunnellon, and Joy (Dean) Wallen of Hernando, FL; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Craig LaHue; sister Lorraine Sams; niece Holly Meyerowich; nephews Matthew Bradshaw, Mark Bradshaw, Matthew Sams, Robert LaHue, Bradley LaHue and Brett LaHue. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 5 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home located at 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34432. Online condolences may be left at www.Robertsof Dunnellon.com. Glenn Wade Jr., 78BUSHNELL Glenn Franklin Wade Jr., 78, of Bushnell, FL, died Friday March 2, 2012, in Sumterville, FL. Born in his childhood home outside of Bushnell on October 22, 1933, Glenn took great pride in being a native Floridian and member of one of Sumter Counties pioneer families. Glenn was a graduate of Bushnell High School, Class of 1951 and the University of Florida, earning a bachelors degree in agricultural education in 1956. He returned to Bushnell High School to teach vocational agriculture and, after 2 years moved to Haines City High School where he continued to teach. Glenn worked on his masters degree after school and on weekends, receiving that degree in 1967. He later moved from teaching to administration and became Polk County Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture. In this role he worked with the Florida Citrus Commission to develop the Citrus Fundraising Project that continues to raise millions for FFA chapters. Glenns leadership, ability and vision led to his position as Citrus County Schools Director of Vocational, Adult and Community Education in 1971. One of Glenns greatest achievements was his work in planning and obtaining funding for the Lecanto Joint-Use Facility; an innovative concept that allowed students to stay on one campus from elementary through high school and then earn an A.A. degree from Central Florida Community College. In 1986, Glenn retired to his cattle ranch after 30 years in education, but his service to his community did not end. Glenn served on the Board of Trustees for Lake-Sumter Community College and was instrumental in obtaining land for a satellite campus in Sumterville. As a result of his leadership and effort, the board voted to name the campus after him in 1999. Glenn was a founding member of Hospice of Lake and Sumter, now known as Cornerstone Hospice and along with his business partners donated land for the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumter County. Glenn served in many leadership positions: director of Florida Vocational Agriculture Teachers Assoc.; President of the Polk County Agriculture Teachers Assoc.; President of the Sumter County Cattlemans Assoc.; charter member and first chair Board of Directors, Florida FFA Foundation. He was instrumental in procuring 123 acres donated for the FFA Leadership Training Center and received many honors for his accomplishments including: FFA Honorary State Farmer Degree; Honorary American Farmer Degree; Outstanding Service awards from Citrus, Lecanto and Crystal River FFA Chapters and the Florida FFA Foundation. In 2001, Glenn and Patricia were honored with the Blue and Gold Award for dedicated service to Florida FFA. Glenn was also presented honorary membership in dozens of local FFA chapters. Glenn was an influential teacher, advisor and administrator who devoted his entire life to education and improvement in his community. Glenn is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 53 years, Patricia; many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family; his dearest friend, Patrick T. Grady, wife Rozanne, and their three children. Glenn was also comforted by his devoted and compassionate cousin, Marty Wade, and his loving niece, Michele Gaster, who spent many hours sharing their love, devotion and dedication. Visitation for Mr. Wade will held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Bushnell from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Bushnell at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Indian Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Cornerstone Hospice, c/o Lane Purcell Hospice House, 2452 C.R. 562E, Sumterville, FL 33585 or First United Methodist Church of Bushnell, 221 W. Noble Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 or Florida FFA Foundation, 5000 Firetower Rd., Haines City, FL 33844. Condolences may be left at www.purcell funeralhome.com, Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell, FL, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit http:// memorialwebsites.legacy. com/glennfwade. Van Thomas Barfoot, 92WWII HERO RICHMOND, Va. A World War II Medal of Honor winner who made headlines for his fight to fly an American flag in his Virginia front yard, has died. Retired Army Col. Van Thomas Barfoot was 92. Barfoot gained national attention and even support from the White House in 2009 when he fought to keep his 21-foot flagpole at his Henrico County home after the homeowners association ordered it removed and threatened to sue him. The association later backed off, but Barfoots fight led to a state law making it tougher for homeowners associations to restrict the flying of the U.S. flag. Stan Stearns, 76PHOTOGRAPHERWASHINGTON The photographer who took the iconic picture of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his fathers coffin during the slain presidents 1963 funeral has died. Stan Stearns, 76, died Friday at a hospice in Harwood, Md. His son, Jay Stearns, said the cause was cancer. Stearns was assigned to cover John F. Kennedys funeral on Nov. 25, 1963, as a photographer for United Press International. He would later describe standing outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington and being squeezed into an area with 70 other photographers. Stearns stood by as the presidents flag-draped casket was loaded on to a horsedrawn caisson after the funeral. Through his telephoto lens, he watched as Jacqueline Kennedy leaned down to whisper to her son, who turned 3 years old that day. Then the boy stepped forward and saluted. Stearns camera clicked. The salute lasted less than five seconds. Funeral services are planned for Tuesday in Annapolis. A6 M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE or Bifocals $ 12 9 Eyecare Express 20/20 Same Day Service Even Bifocals & Safety Glasses *CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS APPLY. 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But even with those two closely watched bills being sent from the fourth floor of the Capitol to the first, where Scotts office is, there remained major issues for the final week. Chief among them was the finishing touches of the budget, which remained unresolved Sunday heading toward the deadline. Because of the waiting period between printing a proposed budget and passing it, budget leaders must reach agreement early in the week if theyre going to finish the session by Friday as they intend. Other major issues remain to be passed (or failed) in the final week, including Scotts top priority of an overhaul of the personal injury protection auto insurance system. The two chambers have different bills on PIP The House limiting lawyer fees, for example, while the Senate doesnt. The House plan (HB 119) also caps physician visits and excludes a number of professions from accepting patients. The Senate has taken a more limited approach in its plan (SB 1869), but has yet to take up its version on the floor. The governor has pushed hard for lawmakers to pass a PIP bill, and while it looked this week as if the Legislature was moving toward doing that, the final measure still has to pass. The focus the last week, and through the weekend, however, was the budget. Budget writers did agree over the weekend on a couple of high-profile items, such as keeping open Jefferson Correctional Institution near Tallahassee, while closing Hillsborough C.I. near Tampa. While the prisons budget is a tiny part of the overall spending plan, the plans by the executive branch to close various prisons this year has been a high-profile fight, mixed in with a fight over prison privatization, that has made the Capitol a second home for hundreds of men and women who spend their working hours walking through the states lockups dealing with its imprisoned. Another budget breakthrough over the weekend was for another of Scotts priorities: freeing up more than $61 million to lure businesses to the state. The economic development money had been in doubt, but Senate Budget Chairman J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, said freeing up the cash for Scott was a good idea. The governor, Alexander said, has made good arguments that in his efforts to sell our state and bring quality employers in there, he needed to be able to make commitments faster. Scott would also be able to ask the Legislative Budget Commission for permission to spend another $25 million in incentives, under the budget deal. But some of the big-picture items were still being worked on Sunday, including how to divvy up nearly $300 million in cuts to higher education and major portions of the states health care spending plan. Its not dire, if history is a guide. Lawmakers often enter the final week of the session still working on a budget, and overtime sessions are rare. It usually gets worked out. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR? A college education in Florida is undeniably cheaper than in most other places. The House agreed this week that, generally, you get what you pay for, and thats whats holding the state back from being on the cutting edge in research. The quality of at least a couple of universities right now, the University of Florida and Florida State University, could be improved if they could charge market rate tuition, the House decided this week in approving a bill to let them do that. The measure passed the House 85-28 on Friday. Those who opposed it say the idea prices poor students out of high-quality higher education. REDISTRICTING The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments from the Legislature on why political maps passed by lawmakers for the coming decade are constitutional, and from opponents on why theyre not. The court must let lawmakers know by March 9 what it thinks. Even if the court says before then what its assessment is, any changes lawmakers make are widely expected to wait until a special session, probably later this month. INSURANCE ISSUES STUMBLE FORWARD While the House passed its reform package targeting the states no-fault automobile insurance system, a couple of other insurance issues remain. On the property insurance front, a proposal (SB 1346) to shift the way the state-backed insurer pays claims is only now on its way to the Senate floor after being changed to lower the states overall risk following a major storm. The House has already passed its version (HB 1127) of the change. Both bills shift the responsibility for repaying hurricane claims and reduce immediate assessments for coastal homeowners and the insurance companies who cover them. TEXT AND ALSO DRIVE FAST Earlier this week, the House passed the agency bill for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the bodys most vocal advocate for highway safety, Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, lamented the bill didnt include much in the way of actual highway safety requirements. One bill hed like to see passed which looks highly unlikely is one banning texting while driving. That wasnt part of the bill, he noted, so how could it really be called a highway safety bill? It could be argued the inability to ban texting and driving goes beyond the immediate debate about the safety of that particular bad habit, and extends to a larger debate about the role of government in peoples lives. But it might be this Legislature likes a little bit of danger, a little bit of speed. On Friday, the Senate gave the checkered flag, at least on that side of the Capitol, to SB 266, which makes auto racing Floridas official state sport. A PASSING OF NOTE Former state legislator and secretary of state George Firestone died this past week at 80. 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Alan Shawn Feinstein will add money to donations given to the Beverly Hills Community Churchs Food Pantry.Donations must be received through April 30,and can include cash, checks, and/or food items.The more donations made to the food pantry, themore Feinstein money will be added to the donation. The next food distribution at the church is from 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27.To qualify for assistance, you must be aBeverly Hills resident with identification.The church office needs to be notified at least a week ahead of time, if requiring food, to ensure its availability.Call the church office at 352-7463620, or stop by,to make a reservation before March 20.There is an initial registration for each recipient 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 Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families through its food pantry, open from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Please have proper photo identification available at the first request for food. For information, call 352212-5159. Nature Coast Ministries food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is at 999 State Road 44 in Crystal River (next to RaceTrac in the old Skidmore building). Call 352-563-1860. SOS Ministry food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), opposite the entrance to Citrus Hills. Call 352-527-0052 or 352-746-7161. If new to the program, bring drivers license and Social Security cards for all family members for initial registration. Food is distributed according to family size. St. Annes Anglican Church food pantry opens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Citrus United Basket (CUB)food pantry isopen to all underserved Citrus County residents from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at103Mill Ave, Inverness(east of the new courthouse). Participants must provide proof of income, photo ID and Social Security numbers for each family member. Contact CUB at352-344-2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. First Baptist Church of Crystal River has its food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. For information, call 352-795-3367. Our Lady of Fatimas Food Pantry, at 604 U.S. 41 S., is open from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Proper photo ID, proof of residence and interview are required for assistance to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707. First United Methodist Church of Inverness Gods Kitchen serves from 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the fellowship hall, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road. A bus is available for transportation to the church on Mondays. Call 352-726-2522. The New Church Without Walls gives free food boxes away at 5 p.m. Mondays at the neighborhood park in Hernando off Railroad Drive where feeding the homeless takes place. Call 352-344-2425. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church food pantry is open from 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Food is distributed on right side of parish office garage area. Parking is available in right parking field next to garage area. Pantry is open to those who truly qualify for this program. No vouchers or financial aid given. Call Anna at 352-527-2381 or the church at 352746-2144. Please have proper photo 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 352-400-8952 or Gary at 352-527-4537 with any questions or emergency food requests. We Care Food Pantry gives out food to needy people. Initial registrations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for assistance, participants must be a Homosassa or Homosassa Springs resident with identification. For more information and dates for food distributions, call 352-628-0445. The food pantry of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The pantry is open to meet the emergency needs of people in the community. Everyone is invited to participate once a week as needed. Bring a photo ID and the date of birth for each member of your household. The church is at 1501 S.E. U.S.19, north of Sweetbay. Call 352-795-2259. St. Margarets Episcopal Churchs Feed My Sheep outreach provides a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are an equal opportunity provider. The pantry is no longer open on Wednesday evenings or Fridays. For information, call 352-726-3153. Food pantry of Floral City First Baptist Church Emergency Feeding Program is open from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly. Dunnellon Presbyterian and Holy Faith Episcopal food pantry opens from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon. Calvary Chapel of Inverness Feed the Hungry free lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall, 960 S. U.S. 41. Bagged groceries are given from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Come enjoy a home-cooked meal. Call 352-726-1480. Our Fathers Table serves free Saturday lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Annes Anglican Church, one mile west of the Plantation Inn on West Fort Island Trail. Call 352-795-2176. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs serves those in need with free boxes of food from its food pantry the third Saturday morning monthly. Call 352-465-6613 on the preceding Tuesday to sign up for the distribution. Inverness Church of God hosts a soup kitchen the first and third Sunday monthly following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Family Life Center. Inverness Church of God is at 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. Call 352-726-4524. LifeSouth bloodmobile schedule for March. 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. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, Citrus County Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, Subway, 2639 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, 6201 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Progress Energy, 15760 W. Power Line St., Crystal River. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, Citrus County School Board, 1007 W. Main St., Inverness. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Civil War Re-enactment, Holcim Mining Site, 7 miles northwest of Crystal River along U.S. 19 follow signs. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Civil War Re-enactment, Holcim Mining Site, 7 miles northwest of Crystal River along U.S. 19 follow signs. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, Eagles Aerie 4272, 5340 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, Stoneridge Landing Clubhouse, Inverness. 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Rock Crusher Canyon, 237 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, Citrus County Sheriffs Office Emergency Operations Center, 3549 Saunders Way, Lecanto. 2 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, Citrus County Sheriffs Office, 1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Inverness. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, First United Methodist Church of Homo sas sa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2461 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, Bealls, 346 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, First Baptist Church of Crystal River, 700 Citrus Ave. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Rock Crusher Elementary School, 814 S. Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, Homosassa Elementary School, 10935 W. Yulee Drive, Homosas sa Springs. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Citrus County Cruisers Car Club, U.S. 19 next to Wendys, Crystal River. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Lowes, 2301 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, Citrus County Historical Society, 2415 N. Florida Ave., Hernando. 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 26, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 8 a.m. to noon Monday, March 26, Anytime Fitness, 5723 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, Sumter Electric Cooperative, U.S. 301 and Sumter County Road 471, Sumterville. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Bella Vita Spa & Fitness, 2125 Skyview Crossing, Hernando. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Wal-Mart, 3826 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 30, Bealls, 2851 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. A8 M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL Dr. Delores K. White, D.O. and Seven Rivers Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P .A. will be terminating this practice effective March 30, 2012. Patients may obtain their records at her current office until that date. After that date records will be available upon written request by contacting: Seven River Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.A. P.O. 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Politicians in a fog Joe Spotos letter of Feb. 13 was right on, but lack of allowed space likely cut him short. To pick up on his theme, it is foremost necessary to realize just how our elected U.S. congressmen are in a dense fog and unable to see what the nations president is and what his intentions actually are. From his own recorded words, it is totally beyond comprehension just how Obama received any votes to hold Americas highest office. The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam .... we convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith was a statement made by Obama while speaking to a group of his fellow Muslims in Turkey. Well, we had best get into an all-out war with Islam, now! From everything that proponents of Islam proclaim, it is easy to see that Islam is not a religion. Islam is a government, and its avowed goal is to spread Islam and Sharia law across the world. This faith has spread from the Arab lands to become well entrenched in several European nations over the past few years, and is growing stronger day-by-day in the United States. Our U.S. Congressmen stand totally oblivious to this threat. They run around the nation shouting about jobs and taxes and the failures of their fellow legislators, and amazingly do not heed the warnings shouted by former Muslims such as Michael Youssef, Reza Kahlili, Wahlid Shoebat and others. It surely appears that our current president is doing everything in his power to bankrupt America, thereby making it ripe for the approaching conquest by the Islamic government of his Muslim Brotherhood buddies. It really borders upon nothing less than treason. As our Constitution dies, our judicial branch is clueless, and our naive Congress sleeps on. Dick Barkley Inverness Privatize it all The tenor of our times strongly indicates a desire to privatize as much of our government as possible. While following the current flap over privatizing prisons, I realized that we ought to privatize everything in government from the executive to the legislative to the judiciary, and all the support staff within those bodies. Sell the entire thing, from clerks to representatives and senators and judges. Yes, much of this sounds remarkably like what we have today via the sanctified system of bribes called campaign contributions. But what I am proposing goes much further. It actually replaces individuals with whomever the bid winner wants. Everyone must go. Only then will we have in place a pure corporatocracy without the unpredictable and nettlesome legislators making a hash of things. We can finally eliminate the middleman and let corporations make laws directly. In fact, let me take this a step farther and suggest that after all government buildings, offices and functions have been privatized that we sell our individual right to vote back to the corporations. Just hand it over for a price, of course. Personally, I find it difficult to follow political events and decide on various candidates, most of whom I will never meet. So, why not have us simply sell our votes to whatever corporation wants to buy them? In fact, maybe we can bundle our votes into a group deal where our voting rights will be sold for say, $1,000 apiece (before taxes). Think of the boost this will give to the economy. We will be free from having to actually vote. There will be money in our pockets. Many shiny new things will be bought. And, best of all, government will disappear and all things will be taken care of by a unfettered private sector, free to do what it does best: Run things without any interference from pesky rules and regulations. After all, what could possibly go wrong? John Read Beverly Hills Rambling wreck Georgia Tech had an old fight song entitled The Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech.The more I age, the more I become more like that wreck. My roof is becoming bald with the leftover topping minus color. The radiator always seems to be too full, almost always wanting to be emptied, and at the most inconvenient time, it takes on the responsibility of a tiny wet dribble. The carburetor is never adjusted properly, sometimes beating too fast, too slow, with tachycardia, and the pulse rate is likened to a malfunctioning water pump. The engine never ever seems to be satisfied with the amount of fuel in the aging system; at times screaming for just a little something to satisfy it, and at other times it seems to feel overfilled and about to overflow. The transmission has trouble getting into gear, and when it does, it creaks, groans, moans, and utters pains like a banshee out of control, and no longer does it get up to speed, in fact it hardly ever wants to get up and go. The wheels with all 10 bolts are too sweaty, too prone to blister, get tired out too quickly, and demand on a too-regular basis to be reshod, usually with a specialized tread configuration. They dont wear out; they just get tired and give out. The upholstery (skin) is scaled, blotchy, bumpy, itchy, and no matter how much cleaning and attempting to fix with chemicals, it always appears to be ready for the auto dump. The windows are not very clear, and double vision is a regular occurrence; they are often watering, dilated and at other times burred, as if hit by an Arizona rain and dust storm. The GPS memory deteriorates daily, cant remember where we are going, where we want to go, how far we have traveled, how long the wreck has been on the road and just what roads we need to be on. I definitely have The Rambling Wreck on my mind, or whats left of it.William C. 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We were surprised that many people we spoke with were not familiar with Mr. Webb as a county commissioner or candidate for the sheriffs office. Everyone in attendance was very impressed with Mr. Webb as a sincere, real person and his platform for sheriff. He has a personal interest in people and saving Citrus County taxpayers money. As a commissioner, Mr. Webb has been instrumental in cutting the countys budget every year for the past three years in office and will cut the sheriffs office budget if elected without affecting our safety and security services. I urge all voters to go online at www.winnwebb. com to learn more about this candidate for sheriff. As residents and tax payers of this county, we owe it to ourselves to become more familiar with all candidates for all offices prior to casting our votes. In this day and age would any educated consumer make a major item purchase without doing their research? I believe this should also apply to making decisions concerning our elected officials before going to the polls. I am sure you will find as a person, Citrus County native, commissioner and former deputy sheriff, Winn Webb only has the best interest of our county and residents on his agenda. We wish Winn success in this election and will do all that we can to support him in this election. Thank you, John and Annette Hart Homosassa Appreciate help As a candidate for Citrus County Commission, District 1, Iwould like to thank all of the citizens of Citrus County who signed the 981 petitions so that I have become qualified, as of Feb. 29, 2012 to be on the ballot for the Republican Primary Aug. 14, 2012. A bigthank you goes outalsofor everyone that has shared views and have expressed their interest in myself representing them as a commissioner! The help of not only the citizens butalso of theSupervisor of Elections Susan Gilland staff has been wonderful as with my 2008 campaign! In 2012: We Must Win: For The People!Renee Christopher-McPheeters candidate for Citrus County commissioner District 1 Endorsement LETTERS TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR 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. 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 352-563-3280, or email to email@example.com.
O PINION Page A10 MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 Dont label peopleRecently there have been several editorials using terms (such as) religious extremist, conservatives, liberals and socialists. These terms are nothing more than generalizations. When I was discharged from the Air Force in late 1966 my viewpoints would have made most current conservatives look like liberals. I was blindly patriotic and moralistic. During my training in the police academy, a psychiatrist did a presentation. He told us life should not be viewed as black and white but rather gray. He was not treated well by the class and we all considered him a flaming liberal. After living and experiencing life, I have come to the conclusion he was right. I am no longer a conservative on all issues. I have what some might call liberal viewpoints yet still adhere to many conservative beliefs. I have found many of those (who) profess to be liberal, conservative or very religious are not always living up to their professed beliefs. On the other hand, I have known many people (who) claim no one belief to be highly moral, patriotic and God fearing. It appears all of the writers care about this country, but have different viewpoints most likely developed through their life experiences. I find it amazing any of the writers think they are qualified to label another writer just because they have a different viewpoint on an issue. Frequently labeling people is used as an attempt to belittle anothers stance rather than justify their own. Rather than prejudging peoples temperament, I would rather see the writers confine their writing to debating the issue at hand and leave character assignation to the politicians. Roger B. Krieger Beverly Hills Keep feds out of bay As a sailboater, I lived aboard my boat in the Caribbean for about eight years and really detested the powerboaters who flew past in quiet harbors without caring how they rocked the slow-moving sailboats, knocking pots and pans everywhere. So one might think Id be pleased the federal government wants to take over Kings Bay and make it slow speed permanently. No! Absolutely No! We need more federal intrusion in our lives like Custer needed more Indians at Little Big Horn.They always make a mess of things and it has been said the federal government could destroy a steel ball with a rubber mallet. President Ronald Reagan said the closest thing to perpetual motion is a government program. Look at the Department of Energy. It was initiated under Jimmy Carter to take us off dependency on foreign oil. That sure worked well, didnt it? Giving control of the Kings Bay waterways to the federal government is just plain dumb and another inevitable government disaster. We already have way too much government in our lives. Stay out of Kings Bay.Harry Cooper Hernando Lawbreakers Robin Humphrey is mostly right that everylaw restricts individual freedom. The exceptions are, of course, laws thatprotect rights and freedoms. But all laws do make a new criminal class:those who break them. Linus Upson Hernando A few days ago, a U.S. Marine returned to the states after six months in Afghanistan. Spotting his new honey among the people waiting, he rushed forward and planted an enthusiastic kiss their first kiss, as it turns out. A friend snapped a picture and posted it on Facebook. And all heck broke loose. Under other circumstances, it would have been an event noteworthy only for being ordinary, a scene weve seen played out a million times. But weve never seen it like this. Thats because Sgt. Brandon Morgans honey is a guy named Dalan Wells and that photo of them playing same-sex tonsil hockey thus manages to simultaneously affirm and subvert a cherished bit of patriotic iconography: the returning serviceman being greeted by the one he loves. The image forces us to see an old thing in a new way. It is a sign of the times jarringly so for some. Thats why it went viral, why it has made international headlines and sparked thousands of comments on message boards. You can probably predict the contents without bothering to read them. On the one hand are best wishes for the happy couple and gratitude for Morgans service. On the other, claims that the picture induces nausea or proves the country is going to hell at warp 9. One individual phrased it thusly on a Miami Herald message board: Sick, degrading, and deviant behavior. these low lifes (sic) need to be dishonorably discharged from the Marines. And so it goes. As it happens, there is serendipity in the timing of this controversy. It comes, after all, just months after the mortifying episode wherein a gay soldier serving in Iraq was booed by the audience at a GOP debate while the presidential contenders stood by and said nothing. Indeed, at least one GOP candidate the reliably entertaining Rick Santorum has promised, if elected, to reinstate the militarys demeaning dont ask, dont tell policy, under which gay people were considered good enough to risk their lives for this country, but not good enough to be open about their sexual identities while so doing. That promise is part of a breathtaking Republican lurch not just to the right, as a number of pundits have framed it, but to the past. On issue after issue gay rights, contraception, labor rights the goal seems to be to return the nation to the supposed tranquility of its Beaver Cleaver years, before Martin Luther King had his dream, before Betty Friedan wrote her book, before Rock Hudson was gay, before everything changed. And while its doubtful Morgan and Wells set out to make any particular point, the sheer joyousness of their reunion makes one, nonetheless the same point a similar kiss between two Navy petty officers, both women, made just two months ago. Namely, that you cannot put the toothpaste back in the tube. Or, as Fleetwood Mac once put it, yesterdays gone, yesterdays gone. And the sooner the Grand Old Party concedes that and stops pandering to the bitterness and fear of dead-enders and hardliners still desperately clinging to the broken remains of Beaver Cleavers white picket fence, the better off we all will be. Their fear is pretty soon, no one will fear, that we are approaching a day when a kiss like this will make no news, merit no attention, because it will be normal. They are right, of course. That is entirely the point. There is something bracing in the very publicness and unselfconsciousness of that lip lock. Coming after years of government imposed silence and government mandated lies of omission, it feels not unlike sunlight and fresh air blasting into a room that has been dark and stuffy for years. And it suggests four words of advice to those discomfited by this newborn change. Get used to it. Leonard Pitts can be contacted by writing the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132, or via e-mail at lpitts @miamiherald.com. Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine. Jacques Barzun, The House of Intellect, 1959 Times they are a-changin 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 PERKS Enterprise zone worth pursuing I f all goes well in Tallahassee, Citrus County may join several of its neighbors in hosting an enterprise zone an area of special state designation designed to encourage economic development through a combination of state and local business incentives. SB 860, sponsored by Sen. Charlie Dean, RInverness, creates the opportunity for Citrus County to apply to the states Department of Economic Opportunity for the enterprise-zone designation. If its passed into law, we have a lot of work to do to meet the application criteria by the Dec. 31 deadline, but clearly it will be worthwhile. Tasks include designating an Enterprise Zone Development Agency and board of commissioners, as well as developing a detailed strategic development plan. This plan must address, among other factors: goal for the revitalization; the communitys goals and barriers; how the community will partner in developing and implementing the plan; commitment from local government; available public and private resources and how they will be used; state and federal funding needed; and how to measure the plans success. Floridas enterprise zones qualify for an assortment of incentives, including significant sales and use tax incentives, as well as such state corporate income tax incentives as jobs credits. Citrus Countys proposed enterprise zone, to focus on the Inverness Airport Business Park area, is envisioned to include light manufacturing facilities, aviation-related businesses and environmental firms, according the staff analysis report by the Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax. Working in our favor are steps that have already been taken in that area, including expanding the runway, upgrading roadway access, enhancing water and sewer service and improving hangar and office space to attract new business. Would an enterprise-zone designation answer all of our economic development challenges? No, but kudos to the Economic Development Councils John Siefert for pursuing it. Kudos also to strong support from our legislative delegation. With zones already designated in nearby Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties, Citrus could remain at a competitive disadvantage without our own enterprise-zone designation. But that will be just the first step. As with all tools, the enterprise zone needs to be used effectively. The positive economic impact could be significant to businesses due to potential tax savings, and could benefit job-seekers if new employment opportunities open up within the zone. The county also could benefit from a greater diversification of businesses and options within the enterprise zone, as well as from the general spark this would provide for our overall economic recovery. THE ISSUE: Bill to create an enterprise zone.OUR OPINION: Would be another tool in our economic development toolbox. 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 Weeds, not treesIn regards to Christmas trees for fish attractors (less). We spent all the money to spray weeds which were the natural attractors, plus feed like grass shrimp, etc. Common sense abused again. We could have left some weeds and spent the money on restocking like cows with no pasture.Him, too Im reading Leonard Pitts column on Hypocrisy and necessity, and he doesnt think its fair corporations and rich people can spend a lot of money to buy advertising in support of a political candidate because he says that is not the First Amendment, Let her write a letter to the editor like everyone else. Well, maybe Leonard Pitts should have to pay the going rate for advertising space for every paper that carries his column because he, too, is nothing but a regular citizen. So either he should stop writing articles that either denigrate or endorse the political candidate, or he should be required to pay for that advertising and be limited in the number of columns he can write to the maximum amount that can be given to a candidate in contributions. It seems to me, if its good enough for any other corporation, its good enough for the newspaper corporations and its good enough for the people that write for the newspapers.Great manI really enjoyed the story in Mondays Chronicle (Feb. 13) about Jim Anderson. There isnt a nicer gentleman on the face of this earth than Jim. He is a credit to Old Homosassa and all of Citrus County.No shooting allowed I sympathize with the gentleman in Pine Ridge who relies on his 12gauge and Smith & Wesson to control the dangerous coyote invasion. I, too, have these weapons. However, he may not know that it is against the law to discharge any weapon in Pine Ridge, as it has been classified as a bird sanctuary. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 Leonard Pitts OTHER VOICES C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE
Kudos, Earl I noticed the article on Feb. 7s front page about Earl Herrings wonderful choice to donate his collection of artworks to charity. I have seen several of his letters over the years. Several years ago, I happened to meet his daughter, Rhonda, when she was working in the dining room of the Islander Beach Resort in New Smyrna Beach. My daughter, Lynn, became chummy with her during our two-week stay and when she heard I lived in Homosassa, she gave me his name, address and telephone number. When she heard about all the fun I had at various groups, etc., she wanted me to call to tell him, as she thought some might appeal to him. I was rather nervous about calling and didnt follow through. I guess he found his niche in writing and his artwork. Although Ive never met him, he seems to be a kind and generous person. Good luck on finding a charity.Pill problemDuring a discussion of the Whitney Houston tragedy on TV, it was disclosed (more than) 7 million Americans take prescription drugs for no medical reason. Prison and profitsBecause Brad Swanson is the vice president of corporate partnerships for Floridas Chamber of Commerce, he would want prisons to be run by private companies. But private companies want to make a profit to increase business, so their interests dont lessen recidivism. The opposite would benefit them more. In fact, lengthening prisoners stays and providing no rehabilitation would meet their objectives even better. And even increasing prison population would help their profits, wouldnt it? We paid for MedicaidI want to call and comment on the American entitlements you have in todays (Feb. 14) newspaper. No. 1, the fellow (who) wrote this, or female (who) wrote it, doesnt understand the system. The previous presidents and/or the one from this era right now has taken billions of dollars out of the Social Security fund. If they paid all that money back, it would be solvent for 300 years. Far as the Medicaid system, weve been paying in that for years and years and years. So there is an entitlement there, whether he knows it or not.Thanks, gents As a resident who lives at the end of Turner Camp Road, I believe we, the people of Turner Camp Road, owe Board of County Commissioners Chairman Winn Webb and Engineering Department Ken Frink a hearty thank you for re-evaluating the speed limit on Turner Camp Road. This was reevaluated with the great assistance of Commissioner Webb. He spent a great deal of his own personal time to determine the reduced speed limits were inappropriate and may have been a result of a faulty traffic engineering study. We would like to thank Winn Webb for all of his efforts. Keep up the good work. Thank you, Webb.Seniors citations If youre a senior citizen and you drive in Citrus County, be very careful not to make a mistake in traffic. If you do, you will not only get a very expensive citation, you will receive a letter from Tallahassee initiated in Citrus County, saying your ability to drive is in question and you must take the enclosed forms to your doctor and get a physical and take a form to an eye doctor and be checked, even though you have already had a physical this year and have one twice a year and have been found to be in good health and are a competent driver. Failure to do so within 45 days will result in the loss of your drivers license.Thanks, Charlie Thank you, Charlie Dean, for voting for an amendment calling for more study on the prison privatization bill. The small counties welcomed state-run prisons to their area years ago, due to their poor economic situations. To relocate those jobs now would be devastating. Remember when, at the same time, the affluent counties voted not in my neighborhood for the state prisons? Some folks sincerely believe in privatization. My experience in privatization is they make their own rules and arent held to the same standards. Dont let the fat cats do the same to our public schools. Tell them to keep their hands off of our tax dollars. Thank you, Charlie.Manatees This is in reply to the people in Crystal River who are fighting about the Three Sisters Springs. Why didnt all those families get and come up with the $11 million to buy the property, for gods sakes? In the winter, youre going to see people. In the summer when youre around, you wont see that many people because there wont be that many manatees there.Cat persons strip Re: Sound Off, Feb. 11, Page A8, titled Missed strip, Kit N Carlyle comics: Who is backing this total stupid strip? Could it be Romney? Response: No. Human people (who) love and care for cats and receive affection and devotion from the felines, find humor and tolerance in the strip. Your loss, since apparently you dont.Destructive squirrelsWe have a squirrel problem. Planted our big yard with rye grass and they are destroying it with their continuous digging. On top of that, they have chewed off hundreds of pieces of our maple tree. What can we do? A sanctuaryTo the person who wrote in Sound Off and said the best way to deal with coyotes is with a Smith & Wesson or 12-gauge (shotgun) suggesting we use guns here in Pine Ridge, which is a bird sanctuary and a protective community that does not allow firearms to be discharged. That doesnt solve the problem. If you dont harass them, they wont bother you. Ive seen them around here, too. They go their way. Remember, they were here first. Thats the trouble with Americans. 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Associated Press Ashley King and her son Dallas look around a damaged house Sunday after a tornado struck in Marysville, Ind. On TV 206 killed in Congo arms depot blastsBRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo Houses and buildings collapsed in the Congolese capital Sunday, entombing inhabitants after an arms depot exploded, killing at least 206 people, officials said, including dozens attending Mass in a church that buckled under the force of the blast. Shock waves shattered windows in a three-mile radius surrounding the arms depot, including across the river that separates Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, from Kinshasa, the capital of the larger Central African nation of Congo. Its like a tsunami passed through here, said Christine Ibata, a student. The quarter has practically collapsed, with roofs of houses blown off. A morgue in Brazzaville took in 136 bodies Sunday afternoon, as more continued to arrive. A local hospital reported at least 237 patients wounded in the blasts. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso toured two hospitals and a morgue as dozens of injured people were being brought in, including a 4-year-old who had lost his leg. The president was visibly moved, but made no public comments. From wire reports World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressMOSCOW Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Russias presidential election Sunday to return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power for six more years. His eyes brimming with tears, he defiantly proclaimed to a sea of supporters they had triumphed over opponents intent on destroying Russias statehood and usurping power. Putins win was never in doubt as many across the vast country still see him as a guarantor of stability and the defender of a strong Russia against a hostile world, an image he has cultivated for 12 years. Accounts by independent observers of extensive voterigging, however, looked set to strengthen the resolve of opposition forces whose unprecedented protests in recent months have posed the first serious challenge to Putins heavy-handed rule. Another huge demonstration was set for Monday evening in central Moscow. Putin claimed victory Sunday night when fewer than a quarter of the votes had been counted. He spoke to a rally outside the Kremlin walls of tens of thousands of supporters, many of them government workers or employees of stateowned companies who had been ordered to attend. I promised that we would win and we have won! Putin shouted to the flag-waving crowd. We have won in an open and honest struggle. Putin, 59, said the election showed our people can easily distinguish a desire for renewal and revival from political provocations aimed at destroying Russias statehood and usurping power. The West can expect Putin to continue the tough policies he has pursued even as prime minister, including opposing U.S. plans to build a missile shield in Europe and resisting international military intervention in Syria. With more than 90 percent of precincts counted nationwide, Putin was leading with 65 percent, the Central Election Commission said. Complete results were expected Monday. Putin claims hes won Russian presidency Election marred by accusations of fraud in weekend voting Associated Press Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, left, flanked by President Dmitry Medvedev, gestures while addressing a massive rally of his supporters Sunday at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia. Putin claimed victory in Russias presidential election at the rally. BP deal includes health issues Associated PressBOOTHEVILLE, La. A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring health concerns and compensating people whose illnesses are found to have a link to the disaster. Government and university doctors studying locals health havent found significant evidence of spill-related illnesses, but problems years from now remain a question mark. Gulf Coast residents say theyre happy their complaints are getting a serious look, even if theyll face hurdles in proving that rashes, shortness of breath and other maladies were caused by the oil or chemical dispersants sprayed to break it up. Under the settlement announced Friday, BP said it expects to pay out $7.8 billion to settle a wide range of claims that also include property damage, lost wages and loss to businesses. While a previously created fund had already been paying such economic loss claims, it hadnt paid claims over illnesses related to exposure. Nicole Maurer, a resident of this fishing community, said she feels optimistic about getting medical bills paid under the court-supervised process. She blames the spill for a number of her familys health problems. Bright and early, Im getting my kids on the school bus and calling my lawyer tomorrow, and see whats going on, she said Sunday. Im being very hopeful and that it all works out in our favor. First, Maurer and others like her will have to show they got sick from the spill. To receive compensation, claimants will be examined by a court-approved health care practitioner. Then, a claims administrator working under the supervision of a federal judge will determine who should be paid. The workers have a different kind of exposure because they were there all the time, but anybody living in an area where they were at risk of exposure will be eligible to participate in the program, said Ervin Gonzalez, one the plaintiff lawyers leading the litigation. The settlement also establishes a program to monitor claimants health for a period of 21 years. People whose physical symptoms havent yet developed will also be able to pursue claims. BP has also promised to pay $105 million to improve health care around the Gulf region. Citizens happy complaints are taken seriously Associated PressSZCZEKOCINY, Poland Polands government insisted Sunday rail travel is safe in the country despite a train collision that killed 16 people, assurances that come months before masses of sports fans will enter the country for a major soccer tournament many of whom will crisscross the nation by train. Saturday nights crash, Polands mostly deadly rail tragedy in more than two decades, raised new questions about the safety of a state-run rail network, which has undergone modernization in recent years. Poland still has a rail system marked by the legacy of the communist decades, but has been working to upgrade trains and tracks. The trains collided head-on in a shower of sparks and mangled metal, killing 16 people and injuring dozens more near the southern town of Szczekociny, just north of Krakow. Both trains inexplicably ended up running on the same track. Polish leaders said it was the worst rail tragedy since 16 people were killed in a 1990 collision near Warsaw. Some routes today are notorious for being slower than they were even before World War II and the economically dynamic young member of the European Union has been pushing to change this even as it builds skyscrapers, highways and stadiums. Several of the construction projects have been accelerated by the coming Euro 2012 soccer championship, which starts in June. Transport Minister Slawomir Nowak insisted train travel is safe and the government makes safety a priority as it improves the system. The collision occurred on a stretch of track recently modernized, but officials said it was too early to speak about a cause. I really believe that the train system not only in Poland but all of Europe is still very safe, Nowak said. He said those who plan to use the trains this summer during Euro 2012 should not worry. Poland is co-hosting the three-week tournament with Ukraine, and games will be in several Polish and Ukrainian cities, which will force some fans to travel large distances either by train, plane, bus or car. Sixteen people killed in Saturday accident Associated Press Rescue workers prepare to remove a wagon from the crash site Sunday in Szczekociny, Poland Poland defends rail safety after fatal crash Associated PressEAST BERNSTADT, Ky. Stories from tornado survivors across the South and Midwest were remarkable: schoolchildren took cover under desks, people hunkered down in a church basement or hid out in a bank vault. One family even piled on top of one another for protection. In Kentucky farming country, people remembered friends and family members who were killed in the most powerful storms to hit the eastern part of the state in nearly a quarter-century. Tracy Pitman said she was at home with her husband and 4-year-old grandson when a tornado with winds of up to 130 mph hit. I grabbed my baby and I said, Baby, lay down and I got on top of him and my husband got on top of me and it was already happening, just flipping us over and over and over, said Pitman, of East Bernstadt, Ky., a small town 70 miles south of Lexington. As the accounts were passed around, emergency officials trudged with search dogs past knocked-down cellphone towers and ruined homes looking for survivors in rural Kentucky and Indiana, marking searched roads and homes with orange paint. President Barack Obama offered federal assistance. The worst damage appeared centered in some hard-hit small towns of southern Indiana and eastern Kentuckys Appalachian foothills. No building was untouched and few were recognizable in West Liberty, Ky., about 90 miles from Lexington, where two white police cruisers were picked up and tossed into city hall. We stood in the parking lot and watched it coming, said David Ison, who raced into a bank vault with nine others to seek safety. By the time it hit, it was like a whiteout. The spate of storms was the second in little more than 48 hours, after an earlier round killed 13 people in the Midwest and South. They were the latest in a string of severe-weather episodes that have ravaged the heartland in the past year. Damage control Stories of survival emerge from tornado victims across US A state-by-state glance of tornado deathsA string of violent storms demolished small towns in Indiana and cut off rural communities in Kentucky as an early season tornado outbreak killed more than 30 people. Total deaths: 39 By state: Alabama: 1 Georgia: 1 Indiana: 13 Kentucky: 21 Ohio: 3 Associated Press In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks during a televised speech Sunday at an undisclosed location in Havana, Cuba. Chavez appeared on television for the first time in nine days, during which he underwent surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor. Saints heart stolen from cathedralDUBLIN Somewhere in Ireland, a burglar has the heart of a saint. Officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin said Sunday theyre distraught and perplexed over the theft of the churchs most precious relic: the preserved heart of St. Laurence OToole, patron saint of Dublin. OTooles heart had been displayed in the cathedral since the 13th century. It was stored in a heart-shaped wooden box and secured in a small, square iron cage on the wall of a chapel dedicated to his memory. On Saturday. someone cut through two bars, pried the cage loose, and made off with the relic.
Basketball/ B2 Hockey, baseball/ B3 Scoreboard/B4 Golf, tennis/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Puzzles/ B7 Comics/ B8 Classifieds/ B9 A-Rod wastes no time getting down to business against Phillies ace./ B3 Section B MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SPORTS BRIEFS NFL widens bounty probeNEW YORK The NFL plans to keep looking at plays from recent seasons after a league investigation found the New Orleans Saints paid bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games. League spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday the NFL will be addressing the issues raised as part of our responsibility to protect player safety and the integrity of the game. Several players around the league have said the Saints and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams werent the only ones with such a system. Former Redskins safety Matt Bowen said Williams had a similar bounty scheme when he was in Washington. The Saints maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 the past three seasons, the NFL said. Payoffs came for inflicting game-ending injuries, among other events. The investigation by NFL security found that quarterbacks Brett Favre and Kurt Warner were among the players targeted. The NFL said the findings were corroborated by multiple, independent sources, and the pool amounts peaked in 2009, the year the Saints won the Super Bowl. The league said 22 to 27 defensive players were involved in the program and it was administered by Williams, with the knowledge of coach Sean Payton. Players contributed cash to the pool, at times large amounts, and in some cases the money pledged was directed against a specific person, the NFL said.70-year-old qualifies for Olympics TOKYO Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu qualified for the London Olympics at age 70, although its not yet clear if he will actually compete. The oldest Olympian in history is Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn. He won a silver medal at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics at 72, his sixth medal in three games. Hoketsu qualified by winning an international dressage meet in France on Thursday. Japanese equestrian officials said Sunday an announcement will be made soon on whether he will ride in London. Hoketsu will turn 71 on March 28. Mets Davis feels OK; Wright still sorePORT ST. LUCIE New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis says hes ready to play despite being diagnosed with valley fever. Third baseman David Wright, meanwhile, will sit for a bit. Wright has been slowed by soreness around his left ribcage. Scratched from an intrasquad game Saturday, the All-Star was told Sunday by manager Terry Collins he wouldnt play Monday night or Tuesday when the Mets start the exhibition schedule. From wire reports Associated Press Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is helped off the field Jan. 24, 2010, after being hit during the third quarter of the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Associated Press Rory McIlroy reacts Sunday after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. McIlroy became the top-ranked golfer in the world. Tiger surges, McIlroy emerges as new No.1 Associated PressPALM BEACH GARDENS Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic with a performance worthy of the new No. 1 player in golf. Right when it looked as though McIlroy had no serious challenge Sunday, Tiger Woods put some color into that red shirt with a birdie-eagle finish for a 62 his lowest final round ever to get within one shot of the lead. McIlroy could hear the roar from the farthest corner of PGA National, and the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland responded with some clutch golf of his own. He made an 8-foot birdie putt, and then made three clutch par saves during a daunting stretch at PGA National. He played it safe with a twoshot lead on the par-5 18th and made par to close with a 1-under 69 and the victory he needed to replace Luke Donald atop the world ranking that will be published Monday. It was tough today, especially seeing Tiger make a charge, McIlroy said. I knew par golf would probably be good enough. To shoot 1 under in these conditions, when you go into the round with the lead, is very nice. And I was just able to get the job done. McIlroy is the 16th player to be No. 1 in the world, and the second-youngest behind Woods, who was 21 when he first went to No. 1 after the 1997 U.S. Open. Donald responded quickly to the victory, tweeting Congrats @McIlroyRory enjoy the view! Woods made two eagles in the final round and wound up two shots behind, along with Tom Gillis, who birdied the last hole for a 69. McIlroy, who finished on 12-under 268, won for the fifth time in his career. Three of those are on the PGA Tour, including his record-setting victory in the U.S. Open last summer at Congressional. He has finished out of the top five only once since the PGA Championship last August. Theres very few players as good as him at his age out there winning tournaments, threetime major champion Padraig Harrington said. There are guys with potential, but hes already delivered. And he has a good balance in his life. He doesnt look like a guy who is going to burn out. He looks like hes going to be here for a while. McIlroy shared a big hug with his father, Gerry, as he walked off the 18th green. His parents At 22, N. Irishman becomes second-youngest to hold top rank Associated Press Kentuckys Marquis Teague tries to get past Floridas Patric Young Sunday during the second half in Gainesville, Fla. Kentucky defeated the Gators 74-59. Associated PressGAINESVILLE Florida may have found the answer to playing without versatile forward Will Yeguete. Patric Young had 21 points and nine rebounds, his best game in nearly three months, in a 74-59 loss to top-ranked Kentucky on Sunday. Youngs performance wasnt close to being enough to help the Gators beat the Wildcats, who capped a perfect season in Southeastern Conference play, but it gave them hope following a three-game losing streak that they might just be OK in the post. Patric Young was a beast, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. Patric Young plays like that theyre fine in postseason. Theyre fine. Just Patric, whatever you had for breakfast this morning, eat it, because he dominated us. You have to understand you dont want to leave their 3-point shooters to try to double him, which is your option. He was really, really good. Young made 10 of 15 shots and finished with five offensive rebounds, giving the Gators a physical presence in the post. Its something coach Billy Donovan has been looking for much of the season from his 6-foot-9 sophomore center. Young was at his best in early December against Arizona. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds. But he wasnt the same after sustaining tendinitis in his right ankle a few weeks later. Its just a mentality, Young said. I can do that every day. I just have to come in with the right mind-set to practice, to the game. Gators find hope in loss to Wildcats Win caps perfect SEC record for No. 1 Kentucky See GATORS / Page B2 Associated Press Miami Heat forward LeBron James backs down on Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on Sunday during the first half in Los Angeles. Associated PressLOS ANGELES Kobe Bryant scored 33 points in his third straight stellar performance since Dwyane Wade broke his nose in the All-Star game, and Wade managed just 16 points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers 93-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday. Metta World Peace scored 17 points while leading a solid defensive effort for the Lakers, who have won 17 of their last 18 home games. Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Los Angeles never trailed in the final 44 minutes against Miami, snapping a fourgame skid in Bryants head-to-head matchups with Wades Heat. LeBron James had 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who lost on the final two stops of their three-game See McILROY / Page B4 Kobe scores 33 in 93-83 win over Heat See HEAT / Page B2 Associated Press Kyle Busch (18) and Kevin Harvick (29) race for position Sunday on a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Avondale, Ariz. Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. D enny Hamlin took the lead on a restart and had to sweat out his fuel mileage over the final few laps to win at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. In his second race with new crew chief Darian Grubb, Hamlin shook off memories of a championship-losing run at Phoenix in 2010 by leading the final 59 laps and holding off NASCARs best closer. Kevin Harvick had Hamlin in his sights over the final few laps, but ran out of gas and finished second. Hamlin was concerned about gas as well, but had just enough to celebrate his 18th career win with a brief burnout. Greg Biffle finished third and Jimmie Johnson bounced back from a disastrous Daytona 500 to finish fourth despite wheel troubles midway through the 312-lap race. Hamlin hasnt had many good memories at Phoenix lately. He had finished no better than 11th in four previous races. There also was a disastrous finish in 2010 caused by poor fuel strategy that may have cost him a chance at his first Sprint Cup championship. Dominating the race, Hamlin had to make a late pit stop for fuel and wound up 19th while Johnson was fifth. Instead of a 60-point lead over Johnson, Hamlin was only ahead by 15 after Phoenix and Johnson ended up snatching the title from him at Homestead the next week, his record-setting fifth. Hamlin finished ninth in the Sprint Cup standings in 2011 and opened this season with a strong run at the Daytona 500, finishing third after qualifying 31st. Hamlin started 13th at PIR and briefly led a couple of times before beating Harvick off the line after a caution. Following a brief scare by Harvick, he cruised to the checkers when the No. 29 car ran out of gas. Denny Hamlin does a burnout Sunday after winning in Avondale, Ariz. See PHOENIX / Page B4
B2 M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE B ASKETBALL Associated PressEAST LANSING, Mich. William Buford made a high-arcing jumper from the top of the key with 1 second left to lift Ohio State and forge a three-way tie for the Big Ten title. The Buckeyes (25-6, 13-5) earned a share of their third straight conference championship and forced the Spartans (24-7, 13-5) to settle for having a piece of it along with No. 13 Michigan. The Wolverines, who won their first Big Ten title since 1986, beat Penn State earlier Sunday. Michigan State, which led by as many as 15 points in the first half, lost at home for the first time this season. Draymond Green finished 6 of 18 from the field with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Buford scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, giving the Spartans their first loss at home this season. No. 13 Michigan 71, Penn St. 65 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Trey Burke scored 19 points and Michigan shot 59 percent from the field to earn a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 1986. Evan Smotrycz added 17 points for the Wolverines (23-8, 13-5), who needed Ohio State to beat Michigan State later Sunday. Jermaine Marshall had a career-high 27 points and eight rebounds for Penn State (1219, 4-14), including a layup that closed a 19-point deficit with 9 minutes left to 62-58 with 2:38 to go. Ross Travis added 15 points for Penn State. No. 14 Wisconsin 70, Illinois 56 MADISON, Wis. Senior Jordan Taylor scored 16 points in his final home game for Wisconsin. Josh Gasser added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers (23-8, 12-6), who have won three straight. Brandon Paul had 22 points for Illinois (17-14, 6-12), which had only three assists, a season-low, and lost its seventh straight road game. It was the 265th victory at Wisconsin for coach Bo Ryan, tying Harold Bud Foster for most wins in program history. Wisconsin came into Sundays game allowing an NCAAbest 51.8 points per game, and they looked every bit like the nations top defensive team as they held the struggling Illini, who have lost 11 of 13, to only 18 points in the first half. No. 18 Indiana 85, Purdue 74BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Christian Watford scored 19 points and Will Sheehey added 16 on Sunday, leading No. 18 Indiana to an 85-74 victory over rival Purdue on Senior Day. The Hoosiers (24-7, 11-7 Big Ten) finished the regular season with an 18-1 home record, five wins over ranked teams and three against the top 5. Indiana also swept Purdue for the first time since 2005-06. Purdue (20-11, 10-8) was trying to win its third straight in Bloomington for the first time since 1968-71, but fell behind early and never caught up. Lewis Jackson had 17 points and Robbie Hummel added 16 for the Boilermakers. Indiana broke out to a 15-6 lead and extended the margin to 28-13 midway through the first half. Purdue charged back in the second half, but never got closer than six. No. 22 Florida St. 80, Clemson 72 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Michael Snaer scored a career-high 23 points to lead Florida State. Bernard James added 13 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season while Xavier Gibson had 13 points for Florida State, which had five players finish in double figures. The Seminoles (21-9, 12-4) finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference behind No. 6 North Carolina and No. 4 Duke and have a first-round bye in the league tournament. Ian Miller, whose 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Seminoles a 63-60 win at Virginia on Thursday, added 11 points and Luke Loucks had 10, including three free throws over the final 18 seconds. K.J. McDaniels and Andre Young scored 16 points each for Clemson (16-14, 8-8), which pulled within 75-72 with 30 seconds left on two free throws by McDaniels, but Florida State made five of six free throws over the final 28 seconds. Devin Booker had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Clemson, which had won five of six. No. 24 Virginia 75, Maryland 72 (OT)COLLEGE PARK, Md. Mike Scott had a career-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Sammy Zeglinski scored 20 points as Virginia overcame a late collapse in regulation. Scott accounted for half of Virginias 14 points in overtime. The 6-foot-8 senior had never scored more than 28 points in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Cavaliers blew a 12point lead over the final 8 minutes of regulation but survived the extra session to break a two-game skid. The victory gave Virginia (22-8, 97) its most regular-season wins since the Ralph Sampson-led team produced 25 in 1982-83. Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points and Sean Mosley added 17 for Maryland (16-14, 6-10). No. 25 Creighton 83, Illinois St. 79 (OT) ST. LOUIS Doug McDermott had 33 points and Antoine Young scored eight of his 14 in overtime as Creighton survived an upset bid in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final. Grant Gibbs added a careerhigh 20 points for secondseeded Creighton (28-5), which won the conference tournament for the seventh time in 14 seasons and earned its first NCAA bid since 2007. The Bluejays were 3-0 against fourth-seeded Illinois State (20-13), which beat topseeded and 15th-ranked Wichita State in the semifinals, the first two wins by nine and 28 points. Freshman Nic Moore had 20 points for Illinois State and drove the length of the court for a layup with 6.5 seconds to go in regulation that forced overtime. Jackie Carmichael added 17 points and nine rebounds for Illinois State, which hasnt made the NCAA tournament since 1998. McDermott, the conference player of the year, was 12 of 18 from the field with three 3pointers. He broke the schools 43-year-old season scoring record in the first half and scored 17 of the Bluejays 19 points in one stretch in the second half. Associated Press Michigan States Draymond Green heaves up a shot with less than 1 second remaining against Ohio States Jared Sullinger on Sunday in East Lansing, Mich. The shot was short and Ohio State won 72-70. Buckeyes break Spartans; Noles roll The Gators (22-9, 10-6) need more consistency from Young, especially without Yeguete, who broke his left foot last week and is out for the season. Florida is 0-3 without Yeguete, clearly missing his scrappy rebounding and relentless hustle at the top of the press. Young picked up the slack against Kentucky. This has been, I think as a coach, rewarding for me, frustrating for me, scratch my head sometimes, trying to get Patric to understand that he can control his mind-set in getting himself prepared to play, Donovan said. I think sometimes mentally you can convince yourself of something. You basically deal with it as truth, My knee is really bothering me today so were going to focus on that the whole entire day. Against Kentucky, Young showed more agility that he has in weeks, maybe even months. It did little, however, to offset Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones. Davis had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks, and Jones added 19 points as Kentucky (30-1, 16-0) set a school record for regularseason wins, extended its winning streak to 22 games and secured its hold on a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats are the No. 1 seed in next weeks SEC tournament. The Wildcats became just the third team since Alabama in 1956 to go unbeaten in SEC play. The other two? Kentucky. The powerhouse program accomplished the feat in 1996 and 2003. Big Blue faced little resistance in the regular-season finale. The Wildcats used an 8-0 run in the second half to make it a double-digit lead, and then added a 9-0 run later to put the game out of reach. Florida cut the lead to 5955, but the Cats just dialed it up on both ends of the court. The Gators made just one basket over the final 9:02, a meaningless shot in the closing minute. Guards Kenny Boynton, Erving Walker and Bradley Beal had forgettable performances for Florida. Going against bigger defenders, the trio combined for 6-of-29 shooting. Boynton finished with seven points on 2of-8 shooting. Walker, recognizedbefore his final home game as the teams lone senior, had eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. Beal had five points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists. GATORSContinued from Page B1 Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. Devereaux Peters had 16 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a 69-54 win over DePaul in the Big East quarterfinals Sunday. Natalie Novosel also had 16 points and Kayla McBride added 14 for the Irish (29-2) who are coming off the programs first outright regular-season conference championship. Notre Dame will face West Virginia in Mondays semifinal. West Virginia handed the Irish their only conference loss this season, 65-63 in South Bend on Feb. 12.No. 6 Maryland 68, No. 15 Georgia Tech 65GREENSBORO, N.C. Alyssa Thomas scored a career-high 29 points and Maryland beat Georgia Tech to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship. Lynetta Kizer had 11 points and Kim Rodgers added 10 to help the thirdseeded Terrapins (28-4) claim their 10th ACC tournament title and second in four years. West Virginia 39, No. 12 Georgetown 32Taylor Palmer scored all 11 of her points in the second half to help West Virginia beat Georgetown in the Big East tournament quarterfinals. Leading 21-18 with 14:39 left, West Virginia used a 14-6 run to take control of the game. Palmer hit three 3-pointers during the spurt. Texas 79, No. 17 Texas A&M 64AUSTIN, Texas Yvonne Anderson scored 25 points to go with nine assists and Texas beat Texas A&M, picking up a key victory to the Longhorns NCAA tournament hopes. Texas (18-12, 8-10 Big 12) ended the regular season with three straight wins and finished out a season sweep of the defending national champions. The Aggies (20-9, 11-7) head into the Big 12 tournament with three losses in their last four games. No. 19 St. Bonaventure 78, Saint Josephs 52 PHILADELPHIA Megan Van Tatenhove scored 27 points and Jessica Jenkins added 22 as St. Bonaventure cruised past Saint Josephs. The Bonnies (29-2), the top seed in the tournament, advanced to the A-10 finals on Monday for the first time in program history. With the win, St. Bonaventure also extended its best-ever winning streak to 18 straight games. The Bonnies outscored the Hawks 4532 in the second half. Associated Press Maryland's Brene Moseley, center, Tianna Hawkins, left, and Sequoia Austin, right, celebrate their 68-65 win over Georgia Tech on Sunday in the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference womens college tournament basketball championship game in Greensboro, N.C. Lady Irish advance to Big East semifinals trip after nine consecutive victories. Only Mike Millers jumper with 21.4 seconds left saved Miami from its lowest-scoring performance of the season. Just one week after Wade gave Bryant a concussion with a hard foul in the AllStar game, Bryant scored 18 points in a dynamic first quarter while wearing a clear plastic mask over his still-tender nose. He added just enough big baskets in the second half to keep the Lakers ahead, finishing with his third straight 30point game as the Masked Mamba. Wade scored 16 points on 7-for-17 shooting before fouling out with 5:14 to play, committing three fouls in rapid succession for an early end to a rough day. Wade and James were both out of sync, as evidenced by their combined 2-for-5 performance at the free-throw line. Pau Gasol had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers,who have won eight of 10 to challenge the Clippers atop the Pacific Division. Mario Chalmers scored 15 for the Heat, who played their third straight game without Chris Bosh after the All-Star forward attended his grandmothers funeral Saturday. Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Deron Williams scored a franchise-record 57 points to lift the New Jersey Nets over the Charlotte Bobcats 104-101 on Sunday night. Williams, who came into the game averaging 21.7 points, shot 16 of 29 from the field and was a perfect 21 for 21 from the free-throw line. Williams broke the franchises previous mark of 52 points, shared by Mike Newlin and Ray Williams. Corey Maggette had 24 points and Gerald Henderson added 15 for the Bobcats, whove lost five straight and 21 of their last 22. Celtics 115, Knicks 111 (OT) BOSTON Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, spoiling Harvard grad Jeremy Lins return to Boston. Rondo had 18 points, 20 assists and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 34 including a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left in regulation. Kevin Garnett finished with 18 points with 10 rebounds. Lin picked up two fouls in the first three minutes and struggled to 14 points in 32 minutes. He had five assists and four rebounds while shooting 6 for 16 from the floor. Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points for the Knicks, six of them in the final 100 seconds. Bulls 96, 76ers 91 PHILADELPHIA Derrick Rose tied a season high with 35 points, and Joakim Noah had 11 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to their sixth straight win. In a battle of division leaders, the Bulls made all the big shots over the final minutes to end a three-game losing streak against the Sixers. Leading 91-89, the Bulls turned the ball over, but Andre Iguodala tossed up an airball on a 3-point attempt. Again the Bulls turned the ball over and this time it was Thaddeus Youngwho missed a jumper for the Sixers. Rose made them pay for the misses, hitting a one-handed shot on the run for a 93-89 lead with 20.2 seconds left. Iguodalas tying 3 clanged off the backboard and finished off the Sixers. Raptors 83, Warriors 75TORONTO DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, James Johnson had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat Golden State, snapping a five-game losing streak against the Warriors. Amir Johnson had 11 points and 13 rebounds, Leandro Barbosa scored 18 points and Ed Davis grabbed 12 rebounds for the Raptors. David Lee had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Monta Ellis scored 20 points, but Golden State lost for the sixth time in nine games. The Warriors came in averaging 120.2 points in their previous five meetings with Toronto.Clippers 105, Rockets 103 (OT) HOUSTON Chris Paul had 28 points and 10 assists, Blake Griffin added 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets in overtime. Randy Foye had 15 points and Caron Butler and Mo Williams had 14 apiece for the Clippers, who beat Houston for only the eighth time in the last 33 meetings. Kevin Martin scored 25 points, and Samuel Dalembert and Luis Scola each grabbed 12 rebounds for the Rockets. Neither team led by more than seven points, and there were 20 ties and 24 lead changes before Paul scored on a drive and sank two free throws in the final minute of overtime to secure the victory.Suns 96, Kings 88 PHOENIX Steve Nash had 19 points, Marcin Gortat scored 14 and matched his season high with 17 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns won their third in a row with a 96-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. Jared Dudley scored eight of his 14 in the fourth quarter. Shannon Brown added 13, including consecutive 3-pointers in the decisive run to open the final period. Marcus Thornton scored 23 and Tyreke Evans 17 for Sacramento. DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points and 14 rebounds, but the Kings shot just 33 percent in the second half to fall to 4-19 on the road. Associated Press The New Jersey Nets Deron Williams shoots between Charlotte Bobcats Kemba Walker (1) and Boris Diaw (32) Sunday during the second half in Charlotte, N.C. HEATContinued from Page B1 Williams scores 57 in Nets win
Tigers 18, Braves 3LAKELAND, Fla. Atlanta pitcher Julio Teheran was tagged for six home runs in just two innings and the Detroit Tigers connected nine times overall in romping past the Braves. Prince Fielder homered his first time up. Tigers teammate Ryan Raburn hit two home runs, including a grand slam. With a strong wind blowing out to right field, Teheran allowed a total of six hits, all of them home runs. The post-1900 record for homers allowed in a majorleague regular-season game, by the way, is six. Thats happened eight times, most recently by Tampa Bays James Shields in 2010 against Toronto, STATS LLC said. Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey also are on the list. Max Scherzer made his spring debut for the Tigers and allowed three hits in two scoreless innings. Closer Jose Valverde pitched a shutout inning. Brewers 1, Giants (SS) 1 PHOENIX Ryan Braun struck out in his only two atbats in Milwaukees tie with a San Francisco split squad in the reigning NL MVPs first game since getting caught up in a drug case during the offseason. Although the game was at Milwaukees Maryvale Baseball Park, about half the crowd of 6,619 cheered for the Giants and they countered the Brewers fans standing ovation with catcalls when Braun went to the plate in the first inning. Braun recently won his appeal of a 50-game suspension for a positive drug. Giants (SS) 11, Diamondbacks 1 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The Diamondbacks field crew used a combination of cotton candy and lemonade to help disperse a swarm of bees that delayed San Franciscos split squads win over Arizona for 41 minutes in the second inning. Ian Kennedys first spring training outing was cut short because of the delay with one out in the second. He threw 29 pitches and allowed one run and three hits in 1 1-3 innings. In the top of the second inning, a swarm of several hundred bees began to gather in right field and then moved down the line toward first base. The grandstands just past the first base dugout were partially evacuated. Giants starter, non-roster invitee Brian Burres, was also pulled after the delay. He allowed one hit in one inning. Astros 10, Nationals 2VIERA, Fla. Stephen Strasburg struck out three in his spring training debut, but gave up two runs while pitching into the third inning of Washington loss to Houston. The Astros J.A. Happ went two innings, giving up one run and three hits with one strikeout. Strasburg, who made just five starts last year after coming back from Tommy John surgery, gave up a solo homer in the bottom of third to Houston catcher Chris Snyder. He left with a runner on second and two outs in the inning. Washingtons 19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper went 1 for 2 with a single and a strikeout. Red Sox 8, Twins (SS) 3FORT MYERS, Fla. Josh Beckett pitched two scoreless innings and Lars Anderson hit a grand slam, leading manager Bobby Valentine and Boston Red to a victory over a Minnesota split squad in their spring training opener. Beckett gave up one hit with two strikeouts for Boston. Left-hander Francisco Liriano allowed a hit and walked one in two scoreless innings for the Twins. He struck out one. Ben Revere drove in a run with a groundout in the fifth and had an RBI single in the seventh for the Twins.Royals 6, Rangers 1 SURPRISE, Ariz. Billy Butler hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Kansas City defeated Texas Rangers in the exhibition opener for both clubs. Butler hit an 0-2 pitch from Colby Lewis over the fence in left-center field. Lorenzo Cain, who went 2 for 2, opened the Royals four-run fifth with a double off left-hander Michael Kirkman. Luis Mendoza, a candidate for a spot in the Royals rotation after leading the Pacific Coast League with a 2.18 ERA, went two scoreless innings. He allowed a single and walked one. Blue Jays 8, Pirates 5 BRADENTON, Fla. Erik Bedard gave up two runs in two innings of his spring training debut for Pittsburgh, which lost to Toronto. Bedard hit the first batter he faced, gave up a double to Travis Snider, walked two and struck out one. Snider was 2 for 4 with three RBIs for the Jays. He had a runscoring single in the fourth. In the sixth, he drove in two runs with a grounder to reliever Evan Meek. Blue Jays left-hander Aaron Laffey, who is competing for a rotation spot, had a 1-2-3 first inning. In the second, he allowed a run on singles by Rod Barajas, Matt Hague and Chase dArnaud. Barajas went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Nick Evans homered for the Pirates. Twins (SS) 5, Rays 3PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson pitched two scoreless innings for Tampa Bay in his spring debut and the Rays lost to a Minnesota Twins split squad. Hellickson gave up a leadoff single to Alexi Casilla and threw 16 pitches in the opening inning. He needed only six pitches to retire the side in the second. Casilla had three hits, including an infield single off Fernando Rodney in the third. The new Rays reliever allowed one run on two hits and a wild pitch. Athletics 12, Cubs 10 MESA, Ariz. Brandon Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and Oakland beat the Cubs 12-10 to spoil Chicagos spring training opener. Cubs starter Rodrigo Lopez pitched two perfect innings, striking out two. Chicago closer Carlos Marmol retired all three batters he faced, striking out one. Jeff Beliveau, however, failed to get an out, giving up three walks and a run-scoring single by Josh Reddick. Oakland starter Brandon McCarthy yielded three runs two earned and four hits in three innings. Mariners 5, Padres 4PEORIA, Ariz. Jason Vargas threw four scoreless innings and third baseman Kyle Seager had three hits in the Seattles over San Diego. Vargas threw 50 pitches and did not allow a base runner. The Padres, playing their spring training opener, committed three errors, two in the fifth inning that led to a pair of Mariners runs. Seager homered in the first inning off Padres starter Anthony Bass. Reds 8, Indians 6 GOODYEAR, Ariz. Ubaldo Jimenez allowed five runs one earned in one inning in his spring debut and Cincinnati beat Cleveland. The Indians obtained Jimenez at the trade deadline last season after a 6-9 start at Colorado. He was 4-4 in 11 starts with Cleveland after the deal. Homer Bailey and Aroldis Chapman, competing for the fifth spot in the Reds rotation, each pitched two innings. Chapman is being converted to a starting pitcher after working out of the bullpen the past two seasons. He allowed one run in two innings. 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Ask him if hes going to hit 1.000, Mr. October said. A-Rod got his spring training season off to a perfect start. Rodriguez homered on the first pitch he saw from Roy Halladay, no less and added an RBI double and single Sunday that led the New York Yankees over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4. Im just lucky that it was the first inning, that hes not quite warmed up yet, Rodriguez said. Hes probably going to be mad next time I face him. Hes the greatest pitcher in our game. Rodriguez, whose power numbers dropped during an injury filled season in 2011, hit an opposite-field solo homer to right in the first inning. He did not play Saturday in the Yankees exhibition opener. Its better than striking out, Rodriguez said. Its good to feel good and get off to a good start. Staying healthy is the most important thing, and Im making an effort towards that. The first at-bat homer after a long break is nothing new for Rodriguez, who hit a three-run drive on May 8, 2009, on the first pitch he saw from Baltimores Jeremy Guthrie. Rodriguez had been sidelined up until to that point after hip surgery. One of my big parts of my job this year is keeping him healthy and fresh, Yankees manger Joe Girardi said. Three really good swings. Seeing him go to right field the first swing and then pull two balls just tells me that he feels explosive. Rodriguez had just 16 homers and 62 RBIs in 99 games last season, a year in which the slugger had right knee surgery, a sprained left thumb and sore left shoulder. It was hit good, Halladay said. It was one of those pitches (a sinker) I was trying to get in and left it over. Probably as centercut as you can get. Halladay allowed one run, two hits and struck out three in two innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner, coming off a 19-6 season, struck out two to work out of a two-on, no-outs jam in the second inning. I was really happy with location. I was happy with the way I felt, Halladay said. But just getting the regular arm slot I think is what Im really trying to lock in right now. About 80 percent of the time it was good. So, Ive got a little ways to go. Hunter Pence hit a tworun homer for Philadelphia. He also connected Saturday against the Yankees. Philadelphia is without first baseman Ryan Howard, being treated for an infection around his surgically repaired Achilles tendon. Howard will be in a walking boot for the next seven to 10 days, and there is no timetable for when he will resume an on-field rehabilitation program. Freddy Garcia, bidding to make the Yankees rotation, gave up two runs and four hits in two innings. Youve got to fight for a spot, Garcia said. Ive got to do my job and go from there. The Yankees spring training home opener, which included pregame introductions of former stars like Jackson, Goose Gossage and Lou Piniella, was played with a gusty wind that partially ripped the American flag flying behind the center-field fence. The crosswind from leftfield corner toward right at a sustained 17 mph didnt impact Pence in the first when he connected on a tworun homer into the breeze. Notes: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is scheduled to throw batting practice for the first time Monday and could pitch in a game next weekend. The 42-year-old, who will throw around eight innings during spring training games, said his preparation process is right on track. ... Phillies RHP Jose Contreras (elbow surgery) is throwing batting practice. Spring training or BP? A-Rod lights up Halladay, Yanks win; Twins best Rays Associated Press The Minnesota Twins Darin Mastroianni, left, is tagged out Sunday by Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway while trying to steal home plate during the seventh inning in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston won 8-3. Associated PressDETROIT Patrick Sharp had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Kane broke a tie late in the second period in the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Sunday. Ray Emery made 23 saves to help Chicago solidify its hold on the sixth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit, 27-4-2 at home. Jimmy Howard made four saves before leaving after the first period because of a lower-body injury. Joey MacDonald stopped 12 shots in the final two periods. Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl also left early in the first period because of an upper-body injury. Detroit already was without captain Nicklas Lidstrom, center Pavel Datsyuk and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson. Lidstrom missed his third game because of a deep bone bruise in his right ankle and is expected to sit out at least one more game. Rangers 4, Bruins 3NEW YORK Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik scored in the third period, and New York held on to beat Boston for the fifth straight time. Gaborik gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead 3:14 into the third with his 32nd goal, but David Krejci tied it for Boston at 11:42. The Bruins barely had time to celebrate before Stepan ripped a drive from the left circle that sailed goalie Tim Thomas and under the crossbar 39 seconds later. The Rangers opened a 12point lead over the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins in the Eastern Conference playoff race. New Yorks closest pursuer is Atlantic Division-rival Pittsburgh, which is 10 points behind. Anton Stralman and Carl Hagelin also scored for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves. New York is 9-2-2 in its last 13 games. Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Caron added goals for Boston. Islanders 1, Devils 0 UNIONDALE, N.Y. Anders Nilsson made 24 saves to become the first Islanders goalie to have a shutout in his first NHL victory, leading New York past New Jersey. The 21-year-old Nilsson was called up from Bridgeport on Feb. 29. He was selected the AHL goalie of the month for February after going 6-0-1. The 6-foot-5 Swede made his first NHL start Nov. 21, losing 5-0 at Pittsburgh. He also played the last two periods in a 6-0 home loss against Boston on Nov. 19. Kyle Okposo scored early in the second period. Panthers 4, Senators 2 SUNRISE, Fla. Marcel Goc, Krystofer Barch and Mikael Samuelsson scored second-period goals and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat the Ottawa Senators for the first time in 10 games, 4-2 on Sunday night. Jack Skille added a goal in the third period, Jose Theodore made 23 saves, and Mike Weaver had two assists to help the Panthers beat the Senators for the first time since a 3-0 victory in Ottawa in January 2010. Jared Cowen and Chris Neil scored in the first period for Ottawa, and Robin Lehner stopped 24 shots. Avalanche 2, Wild 0ST. PAUL, Minn. Jamie McGinn got his first career two-goal game just 8:25 into the night, giving the Colorado Avalanche all the scoring they needed in a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Peter Mueller and Stefan Elliott assisted in that order on both goals, spoiling rookie Matt Hacketts first start in the Wild net at home after five scattered appearances, including one start on the road. Hackett made 33 saves, with regular Niklas Backstrom out another two to four weeks with a strained groin muscle and backup Josh Harding resting after giving up six goals the previous game at Detroit and getting pulled in the third period. Semyon Varmalov had his fourth shutout of the season for the Avalanche, stopping 30 shots. Flyers 1, Capitals 0 WASHINGTON Eric Wellwood scored less than a minute after Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette called a timeout to give his players an earful, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 34 saves, leading the Flyers to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Bryzgalov earned his third shutout of the season, and the 26th of his career, even though the Flyers were missing two defensemen who sat out with injuries: Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, a two-time league MVP, played fewer minutes than most of Washingtons other forwards and was held without a goal for the seventh time in his last 10 games. Washington has lost two games in a row both at home, both shutouts following a threegame winning streak. Stars 3, Flames 2 (SO) CALGARY, Alberta Loui Eriksson had a short-handed goal and added an assist in regulation, then scored in a shootout in the Dallas Stars 32 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Jamie Benn scored on Dallas first attempt in the shootout, and Eriksson connected on the second. Michael Ryder added a power-play goal, and Kari Lehtonen made 36 saves and assisted on Erikssons goal. The Stars have climbed to seventh in the Western Conference, going 6-0-1 in their last seven games. Curtis Glencross and Jarome Iginla scored for Calgary. The Flames have lost two straight and three of their past four. Injuries hurt Detroit in loss to Blackhawks
C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASEBALL 12 p.m. (SUN) Florida at Miami. (Taped) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. (ESPN2) NCCAW: Atlantic 10 Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Philadelphia. 7 p.m. (ESPN) CAA Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Richmond, Va. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) MAAC Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Springfield, Mass. 9 p.m. (ESPN) West Coast Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Las Vegas. 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Southern Conference Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Asheville, N.C. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (SUN) Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors. 8 p.m. (WGN-A) Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls. 3 a.m. (ESPN2) Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs. (Taped) BICYCLING 4:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Paris-Nice, Stage 2. From Mantes-laJolie to Orleans. (Same-day Tape) HOCKEY 8 p.m. (NBCSPT) Buffalo Sabres at Winnipeg Jets. PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER 12 p.m. (FSNFL) Tottenham vs. Manchester United. (Taped) TENNIS 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2) BNP Paribas Showdown: Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick. Exhibition. From Madison Square Garden. (Same-day Tape) COLLEGE WRESTLING 10 p.m. (SUN) Big 12 Championships. From Columbia, Mo. (Taped) MISCELLANEOUS 1:30 a.m. (NBCSPT) Darts 2011 European Championship. (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 6 p.m. Citrus at Wildwood 6 p.m. Crystal River at Central BOYS TENNIS 4 p.m. Belleview at Crystal River GIRLS TENNIS 4 p.m. West Port at Citrus 4 p.m. Crystal River at Belleview 4 p.m. Citrus at Crystal River Honda Classic Par ScoresSunday at PGA National Resort and Spa (The Champion Course), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Purse: $5.7 million, Yardage: 7,100, Par: 70, Final Round:R. McIlroy (500), $1,026,00066-67-66-69 268-12 Tom Gillis (245), $501,60068-64-69-69 270-10 T. Woods (245), $501,60071-68-69-62 270-10 L. Westwood (135), $273,60070-69-70-63 272-8 Justin Rose (105), $216,60066-66-71-70 273-7 C. Schwartzel (105), $216,60071-66-67-69 273-7 Rickie Fowler (88), $183,82569-72-67-66 274-6 Dicky Pride (88), $183,82566-67-71-70 274-6 G. McDowell (75), $153,90073-64-69-69 275-5 Kevin Stadler (75), $153,90066-71-69-69 275-5 Chris Stroud (75), $153,90070-69-67-69 275-5 K. Bradley (60), $115,42567-68-68-73 276-4 G. Chalmers (60), $115,42568-69-68-71 276-4 Brian Harman (60), $115,42573-61-69-73 276-4 D.A. Points (60), $115,42571-70-68-67 276-4 F. Jacobson (55), $94,05070-71-67-69 277-3 Brandt Jobe (55), $94,05070-69-69-69 277-3 Harris English (52), $79,80066-69-66-77 278-2 Jeff Overton (52), $79,80071-65-70-72 278-2 Vaughn Taylor (52), $79,80068-66-74-70 278-2 Stuart Appleby (48), $59,28069-71-71-68 279-1 Ernie Els (48), $59,28070-68-70-71 279-1 Spencer Levin (48), $59,28072-69-67-71 279-1 Davis Love III (48), $59,28064-72-71-72 279-1 Henrik Stenson (48), $59,28070-69-70-70 279-1 Erik Compton (44), $43,03567-71-71-71 280E C. Howell III (44), $43,03568-67-72-73 280E Troy Matteson (44), $43,03570-69-75-66 280E Ryan Palmer (44), $43,03566-71-72-71 280E Gary Christian (39), $34,62873-67-67-74 281+1 Ben Crane (39), $34,62867-69-75-70 281+1 R. Garrigus (39), $34,62871-69-70-71 281+1 Ted Potter, Jr. (39), $34,62872-64-72-73 281+1 Mark Wilson (39), $34,62870-70-68-73 281+1 Y.E. Yang (39), $34,62870-70-70-71 281+1 Robert Allenby (33), $26,26872-68-73-69 282+2 Stewart Cink (33), $26,26870-67-75-70 282+2 Martin Flores (33), $26,26866-72-74-70 282+2 John Huh (33), $26,26868-69-75-70 282+2 Rocco Mediate (33), $26,26869-67-73-73 282+2 C. Pettersson (33), $26,26867-70-74-71 282+2 Anthony Kim (29), $21,66070-69-75-69 283+3 Jason Kokrak (29), $21,66071-68-71-73 283+3 Sean OHair (26), $18,81070-69-72-73 284+4 Heath Slocum (26), $18,81070-71-70-73 284+4 Charlie Wi (26), $18,81071-68-75-70 284+4 John Mallinger (20), $14,31374-67-69-75 285+5 Kenny Perry (20), $14,31370-71-70-74 285+5 C. Tringale (20), $14,31372-69-70-74 285+5 S. Bae (20), $14,31370-71-71-73 285+5 M. Bradley (20), $14,31370-70-73-72 285+5 Brian Davis (20), $14,31368-70-74-73 285+5 Tim Herron (20), $14,31371-69-71-74 285+5 Scott Langley, $14,31370-69-73-73 285+5 M. Thompson (20), $14,31374-66-72-73 285+5 Kris Blanks (13), $12,71169-72-72-73 286+6 B. de Jonge (13), $12,71168-72-74-72 286+6 J.B. Holmes (13), $12,71170-70-71-75 286+6 R. Karlsson (13), $12,71172-69-75-70 286+6 Chris Kirk (13), $12,71171-70-72-73 286+6 Seung-Yul Noh (13), $12,71166-74-75-71 286+6 Jason Bohn (7), $12,08470-70-72-75 287+7 Ken Duke (7), $12,08467-69-74-77 287+7 Bob Estes (7), $12,08467-69-73-78 287+7 William McGirt (7), $12,08469-71-72-75 287+7 Rory Sabbatini (7), $12,08469-72-69-77 287+7 Colt Knost (3), $11,57171-70-79-68 288+8 Nick OHern (3), $11,57169-71-71-77 288+8 J. Vegas (3), $11,57171-69-73-75 288+8 Jimmy Walker (3), $11,57167-67-73-81 288+8 P. Harrington (1), $11,28670-68-72-79 289+9 Rod Pampling (1), $11,17269-71-71-79 290+10 Ricky Barnes (1), $11,05872-69-75-75 291+11 J. Maria Olazabal (1), $10,94473-67-74-78 292+12 B. Steele (1), $10,83068-73-75-77 293+13 Ryan Moore (1), $10,71670-71-71-82 294+14NASCAR Sprint Cup: Subway Fresh Fit 500 Results Sunday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses)1. (13) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 312 laps, 130 rating, 47 points, $238,016. 2. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 312, 134.7, 44, $222,836. 3. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 312, 96.4, 41, $139,400. 4. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 312, 120.5, 41, $156,121. 5. (28) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 312, 109.4, 40, $141,495. 6. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 312, 117.2, 39, $140,158. 7. (25) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 312, 92.3, 38, $122,539. 8. (30) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 312, 94.9, 37, $134,211. 9. (1) Mark Martin, Toyota, 312, 106.4, 36, $90,175. 10. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 312, 95.5, 34, $92,000. 11. (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 312, 87.2, 33, $111,066. 12. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 312, 74.9, 32, $116,211. 13. (26) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 312, 94.7, 32, $122,836. 14. (29) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 312, 73.1, 30, $84,625. 15. (19) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 312, 78.7, 30, $102,883. 16. (17) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 312, 70.3, 28, $98,983. 17. (24) Carl Edwards, Ford, 312, 78, 27, $116,716. 18. (15) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 311, 69, 26, $114,825. 19. (41) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 311, 57.4, 25, $95,908. 20. (3) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 311, 76.7, 24, $93,483. 21. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 310, 67.1, 23, $115,108. 22. (2) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 310, 93.5, 23, $123,125. 23. (23) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 309, 55.4, 21, $69,450. 24. (42) Mike Bliss, Ford, 309, 50.7, 0, $80,800. 25. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 309, 44.6, 20, $82,647. 26. (35) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 309, 41.6, 18, $69,050. 27. (40) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 308, 47.4, 17, $80,225. 28. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 308, 42.6, 16, $72,000. 29. (43) David Stremme, Toyota, 306, 36.5, 15, $71,775. 30. (16) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 306, 48.5, 14, $99,239. 31. (20) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 303, 55.9, 13, $79,385. 32. (14) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, engine, 295, 73.4, 12, $98,608. 33. (11) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, engine, 291, 78.2, 12, $110,150. 34. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 274, 53.1, 10, $75,950. 35. (22) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 272, 45.9, 9, $95,170. 36. (32) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, engine, 248, 53.9, 8, $67,675. 37. (21) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, engine, 212, 55.3, 8, $98,588. 38. (33) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 110, 30.1, 6, $68,903. 39. (31) Casey Mears, Ford, accident, 109, 47.5, 5, $64,675. 40. (38) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 62, 30.6, 0, $64,500. 41. (39) Robby Gordon, Dodge, brakes, 33, 30.4, 3, $64,350. 42. (27) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, brakes, 29, 29.4, 2, $64,225. 43. (37) Michael McDowell, Ford, brakes, 8, 27.3, 1, $64,597. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 110.085 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 50 minutes, 35 seconds. Margin of Victory: 7.315 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 35 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 13 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.Martin 1; T.Stewart 2-10; J.Johnson 11-16; K.Harvick 17-59; J.Johnson 60; M.Bliss 61; D.Ragan 62; J.Johnson 63-64; Ku.Busch 65-66; J.Johnson 67-112; Ky.Busch 113-140; K.Harvick 141-144; Ky.Busch 145-168; K.Harvick 169-183; B.Keselowski 184-186; D.Hamlin 187; J.Gordon 188; M.Kenseth 189; J.Burton 190-196; M.Truex Jr. 197-206; J.McMurray 207; K.Harvick 208-228; D.Hamlin 229; M.Truex Jr. 230-248; K.Harvick 249-253; D.Hamlin 254-312. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Harvick, 5 times for 88 laps; D.Hamlin, 3 times for 61 laps; J.Johnson, 4 times for 55 laps; Ky.Busch, 2 times for 52 laps; M.Truex Jr., 2 times for 29 laps; T.Stewart, 1 time for 9 laps; J.Burton, 1 time for 7 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 3 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Martin, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Bliss, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap; J.McMurray, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. D.Hamlin, 89; 2. G.Biffle, 83; 3. K.Harvick, 81; 4. M.Kenseth, 79; 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 72; 6. M.Truex Jr., 71; 7. M.Martin, 71; 8. J.Logano, 70; 9. Ky.Busch, 66; 10. C.Edwards, 63; 11. B.Labonte, 58; 12. B.Keselowski, 52. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Boston101.000 Detroit201.000 Kansas City101.000 New York201.000 Toronto201.000 Minnesota21.667 Oakland21.667 Seattle21.667 Baltimore00.000 Chicago00.000 Los Angeles00.000 Cleveland01.000 Tampa Bay02.000 Texas01.000 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Cincinnati101.000 Houston201.000 Arizona11.500 San Francisco11.500 Colorado00.000 Los Angeles00.000 Miami00.000 Milwaukee00.000 New York00.000 St. Louis00.000 Atlanta02.000 Chicago01.000 Philadelphia02.000 Pittsburgh02.000 San Diego01.000 Washington02.000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Sundays Games Minnesota (ss) 5, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, Philadelphia 4 Detroit 18, Atlanta 3 Houston 10, Washington 2 Toronto 8, Pittsburgh 5 Boston 8, Minnesota (ss) 3 Kansas City 6, Texas 1 Oakland 12, Chicago Cubs 10 Milwaukee 1, San Francisco (ss) 1, tie Seattle 5, San Diego 4 Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 6 San Francisco (ss) 11, Arizona 1 Mondays Games Baltimore (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 6:10 p.m. Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:35 p.m. Tuesdays Games Detroit vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Baltimore vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Sundays College Basketball Scores EAST CW Post 86, Bridgeport 67 Michigan 71, Penn St. 65 SOUTH Florida St. 80, Clemson 72 Kentucky 74, Florida 59 NC State 70, Virginia Tech 58 Virginia 75, Maryland 72, OT MIDWEST Indiana 85, Purdue 74 Ohio St. 72, Michigan St. 70 Wisconsin 70, Illinois 56 FAR WEST Arizona St. 87, Arizona 80 Stanford 75, California 70 TOURNAMENT America East Conference Semifinals Stony Brook 57, Albany (NY) 55 Vermont 77, Hartford 73, 2OT Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals Drexel 68, Old Dominion 51 VCU 74, George Mason 64 Conference Carolinas Championship Barton 67, Mount Olive 60 GLIAC Conference Tournament Championship Findlay 71, Hillsdale 52 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Semifinals Fairfield 85, Iona 75 Loyola (Md.) 70, Siena 60 Mid-South Conference Tournament Championship Cumberlands 60, Georgetown (Ky.) 54 Missouri Valley Conference Championship Creighton 83, Illinois St. 79, OT NSIC Tournament Championship SW Minnesota St. 76, Minn. St.-Moorhead 72 Northeast Conference Semifinals LIU 78, Quinnipiac 75 Robert Morris 71, Wagner 64 Southern Conference Semifinals W. Carolina 82, UNC Greensboro 77 Summit League Quarterfinals North Texas 65, Louisiana-Lafayette 62 First Round W. Illinois 58, N. Dakota St. 53 Sun Belt Conference Quarterfinals Arkansas St. 64, Middle Tennessee 61 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2216.579 Boston1917.5282 New York1819.4863 Toronto1225.3249 New Jersey1226.31610 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami289.757 Orlando2414.6324 Atlanta2215.5956 Washington828.22219 Charlotte431.11423 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago318.795 Indiana2312.6576 Milwaukee1423.37816 Cleveland1322.37116 Detroit1226.31618 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2511.694 Memphis2215.5953 Dallas2216.5794 Houston2117.5535 New Orleans928.24316 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City298.784 Denver2017.5419 Minnesota1919.50010 Portland1819.48611 Utah1719.47211 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2213.629 L.A. Lakers2314.622 Phoenix1720.4596 Golden State1420.4127 Sacramento1225.32411 Sundays Games Boston 115, New York 111, OT L.A. Lakers 93, Miami 83 New Jersey 104, Charlotte 101 Toronto 83, Golden State 75 L.A. Clippers 105, Houston 103, OT Chicago 96, Philadelphia 91 Phoenix 96, Sacramento 88 Denver at San Antonio, late Mondays Games Utah at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 7 p.m. Golden State at Washington, 7 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 10 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers644215791179133 Pittsburgh643821581207167 Philadelphia643621779210191 New Jersey653624577180175 N.Y. Islanders662829965155195 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston643823379209150 Ottawa673425876202198 Buffalo653027868162183 Toronto653028767194201 Montreal6625311060170184 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida6531221274163184 Winnipeg663127870173186 Washington653228569172184 Tampa Bay653128668184219 Carolina6524271462171197 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis664118789169131 Detroit664320389209153 Nashville653820783184166 Chicago673624779202195 Columbus652038747153214 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver664117890209161 Calgary6629251270159181 Colorado663329470169180 Minnesota6528271066143178 Edmonton642533656170192 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix653323975170165 Dallas663526575174178 San Jose643324773179163 Los Angeles6530231272142139 Anaheim6628281066166186 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Dallas 3, Calgary 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3 N.Y. Islanders 1, New Jersey 0 Chicago 2, Detroit 1 Florida 4, Ottawa 2 Philadelphia 1, Washington 0 Colorado 2, Minnesota 0 Mondays Games Phoenix at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 10 p.m. BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESReleased LHP Dennys Reyes for failure to report. CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with C Tyler Flowers, INF Gordon Beckham, INF Eduardo Escobar, INF Ozzie Martinez, INF Brent Morel, OF Alejandro De Aza, OF Brent Lillibridge, RHP Dylan Axelrod, RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Simon Castro, RHP Deunte Heath, LHP Pedro Hernandez, RHP Philip Humber, RHP Gregory Infante, RHP Nate Jones, LHP Charlie Leesman, RHP Jhan Marinez, RHP Nestor Molina, RHP Addison Reed, LHP Chris Sale, LHP Hector Santiago, RHP Zach Stewart, LHP Jose Quintana and LHP Donnie Veal on one-year contracts. National League NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with RHP Pedro Beato, LHP Robert Carson, 1B Ike Davis, OF Lucas Duda, RHP Jeurys Familia, SS Wilmer Flores, RHP Dillon Gee, 2B Reese Havens, RHP Jeremy Hefner, LHP Daniel Herrera, OF Juan Lagares, 3B Zach Lutz, RHP Jenrry Mejia, 1B Daniel Murphy, C Mike Nickeas, LHP Jonathon Niese, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RHP Robert Parnell, OF Cesar Puello, RHP Armando Rodriguez, 2B Josh Satin, RHP Chris Schwinden, RHP Josh Stinson, 2B Ruben Tejada, C Josh Thole, 2B Justin Turner and 2B Jordany Valdespin on one-year contracts. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 7 6 9 CASH 3 (late) 5 6 7 PLAY 4 (early) 7 4 7 6 PLAY 4 (late) 1 0 1 3 FANTASY 5 10 12 18 24 35 B4 M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 have come over from Holywood to stay with him in south Florida through the Masters, where McIlroy figures to be a top favorite. After a Sunday like this, no one will be quick to rule out Woods. He was nine shots behind going into the final round, and even a 31 on the front nine in blustery conditions left him five shots behind McIlroy. But the finish especially that 5-iron into the 18th green was vintage Woods, and it at least gave him a chance. To me, it was the old Tiger back, the guy that I remember, said Ernie Els, who played alongside him. He never missed a shot or made a bad swing. Lee Westwood, playing two groups ahead of Woods, closed with a 63 to finish alone in fourth. It was a lot of fun out there, Graeme McDowell said. It was just roars going up all over the golf course. For Rory to go out today with a two-shot lead and have Tiger shoot 62 on him and Westwood shoot 63, it just shows how hard it is to win golf tournaments on any tour in the world, but especially this tour. This golf season just got a lot more spicy. McIlroy wasnt at this best on the front nine, though he did what the best players tend to do by turning a suspect round into a decent score. Despite having only two reasonable birdie chances on the front nine he made one of them McIlroy saved himself with a pair of par putts from 12 feet and another one from 8 feet. No one looked capable of catching him. Woods was still five shots behind until a finish that served as a reminder why this guy cant be counted out not at PGA National, certainly not with the Masters around the corner. I figured I had to go birdie-birdie to have a chance, Woods said. He did one better. First, Woods dropped a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, followed by a big tee shot on an aggressive line that left him a 5-iron into the par-5 18th, with the pin tucked over a bunker to the right side of the green near the water. Woods said it reminded him of his famous shot on the 18th at Glen Abbey in the 2000 Canadian Open, a 6-iron out of a bunker and over the water to a tight pin. This one cleared the sand and settled 8 feet away, and Woods swept his fist when it dropped for eagle. He finished at 270, his lowest 72-hole score since he had a 265 at the 2009 BMW Championship, his last PGA Tour win. The roar from thousands of fans down the 18th fairway could be heard at every corner of PGA National, yet it didnt rattle McIlroy. Moments later, he holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the 13th to build his lead back to two shots. From there, it was a matter of hanging on. With so much emphasis on his swing, the final hour was all about his will. After making his first birdie on the eighth hole, McIlroy had a two-shot cushion for most of the final round. But there was something different about having someone especially Woods in the clubhouse at 10 under, with McIlroy facing six holes and a shrinking margin of error. He was 65 feet from the hole in rough so deep he had trouble finding his ball when McIlroy gouged out a wedge to 4 feet for par. In the back bunker on the par-3 15th, facing a shot that ran away from him toward the water, he blasted out to 6 feet and made another clutch par putt. His final act was from another bunker on the par3 17th, and he saved par again. McIlroy had seven one-putt greens (another was a birdie from the fringe), and one-putted four of the last six holes. My short game all week has been very good, and its what you need on a tough golf course like this, McIlroy said. I was able to do that, especially on 15 and 17. I needed to make pars there. My short game felt good all week, and it definitely saved me today. McILROY Continued from Page B1 The teams didnt have much time to prepare after one of the most bizarre Daytona 500s ever. Weather pushed the start of the race to Monday night and Juan Pablo Montoyas did-that-really-happen crash into a safety truck during a caution led to a two-hour delay of flames and suds as crews tried to clean the track with laundry detergent. Adding to the long weekend, many drivers werent able to get home after the race because the airports in North Carolina were shut down due to bad weather. Matt Kenseth came away as the big winner, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to capture his second Daytona 500 title, but Brad Keselowski steered some of the attention in his direction by tweeting updates and photos from the track during the red flag. Six days later, there were no delays, no jet dryer crashes, no in-race tweeting. Just a track that got slicker as the weekend wore on. PIR was resurfaced after the 2011 spring race and held up well in the fall. The grip was decent for the early practice session Friday, but the track became tougher as the temperatures rose Saturday and again for the race. With the sun shining and the temperature in the 80s, drivers fought for traction all day, wobbling and sliding all over. Kasey Kahne slid into the wall early and Paul Menard did the same after A.J. Allmendinger got loose in front of him near the midpoint of the race. Ryan Newman, in a backup car because of a practice session crash, was knocked from sixth when Carl Edwards got loose with about 60 laps left and Keselowski dropped back when he got a little squirrely a few laps later. PHOENIX Continued from Page B1 Associated Press Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy Sunday after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. McIlroy became the top-ranked golfer in the world.
S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 B5 U.S. golfer Edward Loar celebrates Sunday after winning the Panama Golf Championship at the Panama golf club in Panama City, Panama. Loar won the Panama Championship for first Nationwide Tour title, holing a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a 4-over 74 and a one-stroke victory over four players. Associated Press Associated PressPANAMA CITY Edward Loar won the Panama Championship on Sunday for first Nationwide Tour title, holing a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a 4-over 74 and a one-stroke victory over four players. The 34-year-old left-hander, four strokes ahead entering the final round in 92-degree heat, survived a triple-bogey 7 on the seventh hole and had only two birdies in the final round the last on the par-4 16th. Yeah, I was nervous, Loar said. It was the first time in a while that Id been in the lead, especially on a stage like this. I think anybody that said they werent is crazy. On a course like this anything can happen as its shown all week. Unfortunately, it came up and bit me a couple of times. The 6-foot-4 former Oklahoma State player finished at 4-under 276 and earned $99,000 for his first tour victory since winning the Asian Tours 2003 Thailand Open and 2004 Korean Open. A rookie on the PGA Tour this year, he will play in the Puerto Rico Open next week. I really havent played that good out here, Loar said. Hopefully, this will give me some gratification that I actually belong out here. Cameron Percy, Ryan Armour, Luke List and Brian Smock tied for second. Percy finished with a 67, Armour and List shot 68, and Smock had a 69. Loar three-putted the par3 sixth hole for a bogey, then pushed his tee shot into the water on the seventh and three-putted for the triple bogey. The triple was just bad shots followed by bad shots, Loar said. I was thinking I was glad I had a four-shot lead to start with. I obviously let a lot of people back in the tournament. Needing a par on the 465yard 18th to avoid a playoff, Loar clipped a tree with his drive, leaving him 240 yards to the pin. I just tried to put myself in a place where I could get it up and down, he said. I didnt think I had a chance for the green. I just hit a really good chip shot. He won with the 6-foot putt. I just tried to stick to my routine and I hit it right in the middle, he said. I really struggled. I had pretty good control and then a couple of slip ups, followed by another slip-up and all of a sudden it was tight and I really had to fight and dig deep. I made some unbelievable up and downs coming in to win this tournament. Edward Loar wins Panama Championship Week-long trial spans nearly a thousand miles Associated PressWILLOW, Alaska Sixty-six mushers began their quest to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with the competitions official start Sunday in Willow. The mushers and their dog teams will spend about the next eight days traveling across nearly a thousand miles of Alaska wilderness in a sled, all trying to be the first musher to reach the old gold rush town of Nome. The grandsons of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races co-founder Joe Redington were the first and last mushers on the trail. Ray Redington Jr. picked the first spot during the mushers draw. The 36-year-old musher is competing in his 11th Iditarod and finished in 7th place last year. He said he hopes to do even better this year. Ray Redington said this years competition is tough, very tough, with the racing teams becoming more professional and serious about winning. Theyre getting better. So am I, he said Sunday. His younger brother, 29-year-old Ryan Redington, is competing in his 8th race but had to wait to get on the trail after picking the last spot. There are six former champions in the race, including last years winner, 49-year-old John Baker of Kotzebue. Baker said that after winning last years race, he considered retiring as an Iditarod musher. But then he realized there were too many people counting on him to run again. When he isnt training for the Iditarod, Baker spends his time traveling to Alaska villages and giving Native children a message: Work hard, follow your dreams, and you can do it. If he had decided not to run this year, Baker said, it would kind of be like quitting people. Also in the race is Lance Mackey, whose string of four consecutive wins was ended by Baker in 2011. Mackey admitted feeling deeply disappointed by his finish in last years race, particularly after coming off four straight wins. He has said he wont let himself feel that way again, no matter what the outcome. But Mackey also said his team this year is ready to race, and hes in it to win it. This team is as good as any team here, he said. Also in the field is Hugh Neff, who won last months Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Organizers are now saying the northern Iditarod route between Willow and Nome taken on even years is actually 975 miles, not as long as the 1,150 miles quoted in the past. However, some mushers believe the new estimate is too low and that the race is at least 1,000 miles. Organizers cited various reasons for the mileage tweak, including the move of the competitive start north from Wasilla to Willow. On Saturday, they added one mile back in. Last month, organizers decided to remove the Happy River Steps, a dangerous set of switchbacks between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints. However, officials recently said the alternate route, a winter road created by a mineral exploration company, was no longer a better option because of snow, and they went back to the Happy River Steps route. The total purse is $550,000 for the first 30 finishers, with the winner receiving $50,400 and a new truck. A record purse of $875,000 was handed out in 2008. In past years, the winners take was as high as $69,000. Associated Press Aliy Zirkle, of Two Rivers, Ak., drives her dogs during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Archorage, Alaska. 40th Iditarod begins in Alaska Fans watch along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the race. Associated PressDELRAY BEACH, Fla. Kevin Anderson took out Andy Roddick on Friday night, then bounced John Isner from the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships on Saturday night. Talk about a nice couple of days for the 36th-ranked South African. Anderson beat Isner 7-5, 7-6 (4) and will face qualifier Marinko Matosevic of Australia in the final on Sunday. The 11th-ranked Isner lost his serve in the 11th game of the first set. He then double-faulted away the first point of the second set tiebreaker against the seventh-seeded Anderson. Isner entered with a 9-1 record in tiebreakers this season. Im really excited because I couldnt have played a better match today, said Anderson, who won his first career title at Johannesburg last year. Fortunately for me John gave me a double in the tiebreak and I held onto my serve all night. The 173rd-ranked Matosevic reached his first career final with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7) victory over Dudi Sela of Israel. Matosevic needed five match points to close it out in 2 hours, 54 minutes on a day when a swirling wind didnt help either player. Im very happy but Im very tired, Matosevic said. I was just fighting off cramps. In the humidity I just sweat a lot and cramp. I cramped after my match on Wednesday, too. Matosevic finally eliminated Sela on his third match point in the tiebreaker. He held a 6-5 lead when he double faulted on his first match point of the tiebreaker. He netted a shot on his second opportunity, and won when Sela netted a backhand. Matosevic dropped to the ground when it was over, then got up and was screaming and raising his arm in victory. Fighting, said Matosevic, when asked what won him the match. Just fighting hard and never giving up out there. It was just such a rollercoaster out there. Matosevic has now won 12 straight matches, which includes winning the Caloundra Challenger in Australia, three qualifying and four main draw matches here in Delray Beach. Matosevic had two match points on his serve at 5-3 in the third set, but nerves got the better of him and he made four straight errors. They had played three times in the past and Sela won all three of those meetings in three sets. Two of the matches were at Challenger level events and one was here in the first round last year. He was leading in the first, second and the third but I thought I played much better except for the important points, said Sela, who smashed a racket after the loss. It was a matter of who was more lucky in this kind of match, and he was more lucky. Matosevic said the two are good friends and he wasnt bothered that Sela left the court before they shook hands because he was sure the Israeli was upset by the loss. In all, there were 26 break opportunities in the match: Sela converted four of 17 chances, and Matosevic broke on four of nine. I felt like I played much better than him and Im losing and its a bad feeling, Sela said. I had 17 break points and always let him dictate the points and didnt play my tennis. He played solid. Matosevic had difficulty dealing with his serve in the wind. I couldnt serve today because it was too ridiculously windy, Matosevic said. I served 12 double faults so when going into the breaker (I knew) it couldnt get any worse. The only way was up. Ferrer defends title at Mexican Open ACAPULCO, Mexico Topseeded David Ferrer easily defended his title at the Mexican Open on Saturday, beating fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 6-2 in the final. Ferrer broke Verdasco twice in each set to take the match in just over an hour. The sixth-ranked Ferrer won his second title in as many weeks, following his victory last Sunday at the Copa Claro event in Buenos Aires. He improved his 2012 record to 18-1, the only loss coming to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. In the womens event, Sara Errani defeated fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta. Hsieh wins Malaysian Open when Martic retiresKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Taiwans Hsieh Su-Wei became the first Asian winner of the Malaysian Open on Sunday when her opponent Petra Martic retired with exhaustion after playing both her semifinal and final matches on the same day. The unseeded Hsieh beat the fifth-seeded Martic 2-6, 7-5, 4-1. The 21-year-old Martic won the first set and led the second by 4-2 before she began to significantly tire. She lost the set after appearing to have leg cramps. Isner loses to Anderson in Delray Beach semis Associated PressROYAL OAK, Mich. Ex-Notre Dame star running back and NFL player John Panelli has died. He was 85. AJ Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors says the Beverly Hills, Mich., resident died Friday in Royal Oak after a sudden illness. Panelli was born in Morristown, N.J., and played fullback and linebacker for Notre Dames 1946 and 1947 national championship teams, averaging 7.5 yards a carry his senior year. He was a 1949 firstround draft pick for Detroit, playing two seasons with the Lions and three with the Chicago Cardinals. Leaving pro football, Panelli started J.R. Panelli Equipment Co., in Southfield. Survivors include wife Margaret; sisters Angelina Lombardo and Anna Brockman; children John, Andrew, Peter and Velma; and four grandchildren. Notre Dame star runner John Panelli dead at 85 Associated Press Marinko Matosevic, of Australia, returns a shot from Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, on Sunday during the singles final of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.
C HRISTY L EMIRE AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES Dr. Seuss The Lorax raked in all kinds of green, earning $70.7 million in its first weekend to score the biggest box-office debut of the year by far. The 3-D animated family film from Universal Pictures, featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, is based on Seuss cautionary fable about the importance of preserving the environment. Of its opening haul, $5.4 million, or 8 percent, came from IMAX screens, which is on the high side for a family film. Coming in second place with a strong debut of its own was the Rrated Project X, about a trio of high school misfits who throw a raging party in hopes of becoming popular. The Warner Bros. comedy made about $20.8 million, according to Sunday studio estimates. The Lorax comes from the makers of Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment, led by producer Christopher Meledandri and director Chris Renaud. It actually had a bigger opening than that film, which debuted with $56.4 million in July 2010. It also scored the biggest opening for a Dr. Seuss adaptation, topping the $55.1 million that How the Grinch Stole Christmas made in 2000. Before this, The Vow had the best debut of 2012 with $41.2 million. I was stunned from Friday, when The Lorax made $17.4 million, said Nikki Rocco, Universals president of domestic distribution. It then made a huge leap Saturday, earning $31.3 million. Who would have expected a result like this? Rocco attributed the movies success to a combination of a) a great film, b) an incredible marketing campaign and b-plus) the need for another family film in the marketplace. I think that has a lot to do with it. People love Dr. Seuss, she added, and audiences now know about Illumination and Chris Meledandri, what he delivers. The strong showing for The Lorax continues a trend of movies overperforming so far this year, said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. Revenues are up 19 percent from this point in 2011. Its so different from what we were seeing last year and especially the end of last year. Now its like a box-office bonanza, Dergarabedian said. What a great turnaround from where we were last year with the down-trending week after week and the lowest attendance in 15 years. If we keep up this pace, were going to be looking at a massive summer. Some huge sequels are coming out this summer, Dergarabedian pointed out, including The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing SpiderMan. Dergarabedian had expected The Lorax would open somewhere in the $45-to-$50 million range and Project X, in a bit of counter-programming, would end up in the high teens: Warner Bros. perfectly put their R-rated, raunchy comedy right there in the same weekend as The Lorax and both films did very well. Last weeks No. 1 movie, Act of Valor, dropped to third place with $13.7 million. The action picture from Relativity Media, which stars real, active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs, has made over $45.2 million total. This years best-picture winner at the Academy Awards, the silent, black-and-white The Artist, got a 34 percent bump from its victory last weekend. The Weinstein Co. film made $3.9 million to come in 10th place and now has grossed over $37 million total. Rock guitarist Montrose dies SAN FRANCISCO Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rocks heavy hitters, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas said Montrose died Saturday at his home in Millbrae, Calif. He was 64. Douglas says Montrose had been in declining health for some time, battling prostate cancer and what Douglas termed personal demons. Montrose is survived by his wife, Leighsa as well as a son, a daughter and five grandchildren. Pippa Middleton completes ski race MORA, Sweden Pippa Middleton has completed a 56-mile cross-country ski marathon in Sweden taking a respectable 412th place in the womens category. The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge the former Kate Middleton finished the Vasaloppet ski race in 7 hours, 13:36 minutes, alongside 15,800 competitors in bright sunshine. Middleton told Swedish broadcaster SVT she had only prepared for the race for a couple of weekends and admitted it was tiring. Pippa and her brother James who clocked 06:47:27, raced to raise money for childrens charity Magic Breakfast. The competition is one of the worlds oldest cross-country races.Reba reveals past, lessons on OWN NASHVILLE, Tenn. More than 20 years after a plane crash killed seven members of her band and her tour manager, Reba McEntire can still clearly see the hotel room she was in when she got the news. The emotion comes flooding back when she revisits that tragic day in 1991 on Oprahs Master Class on the OWN network Sunday night. Its a rare break in composure from the queen of country music. I dont guess it ever quits hurting, she said on the show, recalling how she tearfully followed husband-manager Narvel Blackstock room to room as he called people to let them know. Its the worst thing thats ever happened in my life. Reba McEntire Ronnie Montrose Pippa Middleton Spotlight on PEOPLE E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 Lorax in lead C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Birthday There is a possibility in the year ahead you could become involved in an endeavor with an interesting person. This union should prove to be a good one, because each of you will have something to offer the other. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Co-workers are likely to follow your lead, so do your best to provide a good example. If things dont go well, you should stop a minute and give others the know-how to make corrections. Aries (March 21-April 19) If you depart from prudent spending, youll watch your bank account disappear in two shakes. Get hold of yourself and put a stop to the insanity. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Unfortunately, it isnt likely youll be able to keep your problems to a minimum, mostly due to you thinking you can do what you want without any consequences. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Be careful if matters dont go exactly as you think they should. To counteract an unexpected wrinkle, you could adopt an unwise strategy that would make matters much worse. Cancer (June 21-July 22) It would be sagacious to have someone check your work if what youre doing involves a lot of facts and figures. A huge mistake could result from one tiny error. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) By deliberately acting in a manner diametrically opposed to persons who are trying to help you, you will only end up looking belligerent and ungrateful. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Youve heard it before: If you cant say something nice about someone, dont say anything at all. This could be especially wise thinking when dealing with in-laws or other relatives. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Dont try to overpower people when trying to get them to accept your suggestions. If they dont like your ideas, putting pressure on them would only make matters worse. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) If the ideas youre espousing happen to conflict with the plans of others, trying to get your way would only add more stress to the situation. Its often wise to compromise. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) In order to appease the demands of your associates, you might switch courses far too often to be effective. Making changes for changes sake does nothing for nobody. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Doing something out of spite only makes matters worse for everyone, yourself included. In fact, such a move could easily boomerang, with you getting caught in the crosshairs and ending up taking all the hits. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) If its your responsibility to do something about a situation and it doesnt go well, dont attempt to point the finger of blame at another. Bite the bullet and correct matters yourself. Todays HOROSCOPE From wire reports Florida LOTTERIES Today in HISTORY SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Powerball: 29 30 45 47 49 Powerball: 35 5-of-5 PBNo winner No Florida winner 5-of-53 winners$1 million 1 Florida winner Lotto: 5 8 9 16 20 45 6-of-6No winner 5-of-638$4,712.50 4-of-62,869$50.50 3-of-654,537$5 Fantasy 5: 1 3 7 13 17 5-of-526$11,552.72 4-of-5939$51.50 3-of-519,485$6.50 FRIDAY, MARCH 2 Mega Money: 3 4 10 19 Mega Ball: 21 4-of-4 MBNo winner 4-of-412$664.50 3-of-4 MB88$198.50 3-of-41,668$31 2-of-4 MB1,965$18.50 1-of-4 MB13,744$2.50 2-of-440,746$2 Fantasy 5: 4 6 7 18 28 5-of-53 winners$86,092.78 4-of-5435$95.50 3-of-513,459$8.50 Today is Monday, March 5, the 65th day of 2012. There are 301 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On March 5, 1512, cartographer Gerardus Mercator, creator of the Mercator Projection map of the world, was born in Flanders in the Holy Roman Empire. On this date: In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers whod been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people. In 1868, the Senate was organized into a Court of Impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson, who was later acquitted. In 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his Iron Curtain speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. In 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Camden, Tenn., that also claimed the life of pilot Randy Hughes (Clines manager). In 1979, NASAs Voyager 1 space probe flew past Jupiter, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons. In 1982, comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in a rented bungalow in Hollywood; he was 33. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush slapped punishing tariffs of 8 percent to 30 percent on several types of imported steel in an effort to aid the ailing U.S. industry. Five years ago: A suicide car bomber turned a venerable Baghdad book market into a deadly inferno, killing some three dozen people. One year ago: Egyptians turned their anger toward ousted President Hosni Mubaraks internal security apparatus, storming the agencys main headquarters and other offices. Todays Birthdays: Actor Dean Stockwell is 76. Singer Eddy Grant is 64. Magician Penn Jillette is 57. Rock musician John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 42. Singer Rome is 42. Actor Kevin Connolly is 38. Actress Jill Ritchie is 38. Actress Jolene Blalock is 37. Actress Eva Mendes is 37. Model Niki Taylor is 37. Thought for Today: Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure. Sir Rex Harrison, British actor (1908-1990). 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 The Lorax film, based on the Dr. Seuss book by the same name, finished first at the box office this weekend, earning $70.7 million in its debut. The short, hairy Seussical creature is voiced by Danny DeVito. Dr. Seuss story cleans up at box office with $70.7 million debut Box office results1. Dr. Seuss The Lorax, $70.7 million ($500,000 international). 2. Project X, $20.8 million ($1.7 million international). 3. Act of Valor, $13.7 million. 4. Safe House, $7.2 million ($10.8 million international). 5. Tyler Perrys Good Deeds, $7 million. 6. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $6.9 million ($14.7 million international). 7. The Vow, $6.1 million ($4.1 million international). 8. This Means War, $5.6 million ($14.1 million international). 9. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, $4.7 million ($6 million international). 10. The Artist, $3.9 million ($5.3 million international). Associated PressNEW YORK The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers Random House, the countrys largest trade publisher, has informed libraries that wholesale charges for e-books would rise by more than 20 percent for new adult releases and more than double for new childrens books. Random House noted e-books can be repeatedly circulated without limitation, unlike paper books, which eventually become worn or damaged. It also asked libraries to provide more information about patrons borrowing patterns. Currently absent such information in quantity, it is important to reiterate that our guiding principles in setting these new e-prices are the unrestricted and perpetual availability of our complete frontlist and backlist of Random House, Inc. titles under a model of one-copy, one user, according to a statement issued Friday by Random House. We believe that pricing to libraries must account for the higher value of this institutional model, which permits e-books to be repeatedly circulated without limitation. The library e-book and the lending privileges it allows enables many more readers to enjoy that copy than a typical consumer copy. Therefore, Random House believes it has greater value, and should be priced accordingly. The library association issued a statement later Friday saying libraries were enduring extreme financial restraint, which a major price hike would worsen. While I appreciate Random Houses engagement with libraries and its commitment to perpetual access, ALA president Molly Raphael said in the statement, I am deeply disappointed in the severe escalation in e-book pricing reported today. Calling on our history together and our hope to satisfy mutual goals moving forward, the American Library Association strongly urges Random House to reconsider its decision. In a time of extreme financial constraint, a major price increase effectively curtails access for many libraries, and especially our communities that are hardest hit economically. Random House, where authors include Stieg Larsson, John Grisham and Toni Morrison, is one of the few major publishers to offer its entire e-book catalog to libraries. Libraries protest Random House e-book price hike
E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 B7 Benjamin Franklin said, There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond and to know ones self. In this deal, there are two hard things: West must work out who has the diamond ace, and East must realize who has the diamond king. North opened two diamonds with a suit that would not satisfy the purists but has become normal these days. South jumped to three no-trump, the contract he hoped he could make. West led the heart five: two, jack, king. What happened next? Declarer has seven top tricks: three spades, two hearts and two clubs. Needing to work on dummys long suit, he immediately plays a low diamond from his hand. This puts pressure on West. Nervous that South has the diamond ace, many Wests would win with the king and no longer be able to defeat the contract. West could establish his heart suit, but would have no hand entry left. If South had the diamond ace, he surely would have cashed it at trick two; for one thing, the king might be dropping singleton. So West should play his low diamond. Now when declarer calls for dummys six, it is Easts turn to find the winning play. If South has the diamond king, he would not have played the suit this way. Probably he would have crossed to dummy with a spade and led a diamond toward his hand. And if West has the diamond king, East must take the trick with his ace, not with his jack, and lead his remaining heart. Now the contract must fail. Any pair getting that right deserves an award. 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My mother said Paul was no longer welcome in our home and I was not to mention his family again. I never knew what happened. Five years later, Paul and I reconnected at college and began dating. Neither set of parents was happy about it. Weve been together for seven years and recently bought a house and started a veterinary practice together. When we became engaged, everyone in both families was nasty to us, including our siblings. Weve tried on multiple occasions to get the families together, but its always been a disaster. Nobody will tell us why our families dont get along. When we ask, we get indignant and childish answers like, They know what they did or What difference does it make? We are planning a wedding, but at this point, were not inviting the relatives. Were both fed up and decided to hold a small civil ceremony and then have a night out with friends. His sister found out and blew a gasket, saying Ive done enough to ruin their family and why cant I leave them alone. Wed love to have a wedding where people behaved themselves, but thats not in the cards. Is it wrong to insist they tell us what the feud is about, or should we get over it? Were so tired of this nonsense. Not Romeo and Juliet Dear Juliet: We think its time to get to the bottom of this. Since it is affecting your future with Paul, you have a right to understand what is going on. You might also point out that when you and Paul marry, the families will need to put past hurts aside and be civil, or it will be difficult to include them in your life. We hope they can clear the air and get past this. Dear Annie : My lovely wife has told me I am not to comment to my stepdaughter about the raising of their children. So I quietly sit back and say nothing. Last night, the extended family dined at a local restaurant. I was fortunate enough to sit across from the two youngest granddaughters, ages 6 and 9. Both were playing games on their iPhones the entire time. I attempted to converse with the older girl, but each time got a quick one-word reply. Is it too much to ask the younger generation to learn some manners? Maybe they could refrain from using their phones at the dinner table. If they were not family, that wouldve been the last dinner I attend with them. Since I am forbidden to speak, please print this. California Dear California : Are the children rude? Yes, absolutely, and their parents ought to tell them to put their phones away at dinner. However, it sounds as if your wife believes such criticism would be resented and might interfere with the relationship. So please say nothing. We know its difficult to be around these kids, and if you absolutely cannot manage it, feel free to encourage your wife to attend dinners without you. But we hope you will keep trying to engage the children. This is how they learn. Dear Annie : I read the letter from Amazed in Honolulu, the married businesswoman who travels a lot and often is hit on by male associates. You missed the perfect response. She said that when she would go back to her hotel room, she would get calls asking what she was wearing. The perfect answer would be my wedding ring. K Dear K.: Fabulous. We hope she uses it next time. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email questions to anniesmailbox @comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. 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Very Nice (Teal) $135 Dunnellon 352-465-4441 Furniture *3 1/2 WOOL CARPET BEIGE MULTI FLORAL $50 634-2004 *8 RD COURISTAN CARPET, RED,BLK BEIGE,MULTI FLORAL LIKE NEW $100 634-2004 *END TABLES 23 SQ.,WOOD TOP ON DECORATIVE METAL BASE W/SCROLL $25 EA 634-2004 *END TABLES 23SQ WOOD TOP METAL BASE W/SCROLL DECOR $25 EA 634-2004 *WOOL CARPET GARDEN DESIGN RED MULTI COLOR 7.9X9.9 $100 634-2004 1 Marble Coffee Table w/2 end tables $125. 1 oval glass coffee table w/2 end tables $75.(352) 527-9862 1 Victorian Ladies Chair $50 3 Armish Ladder back cane bottom chair $150 all 3 Call after 10a Sun. (352) 621-3135 2 RECLINERS BURGUNDY W/RANDOM DECORATIVE STITCH $250 EACH 634-2004 5 PIECE BLONDE BEDROOM SUITE bed, mirrored headboard, mirrored dresser, armoire, nightstand, entertainment center. $500. 352.270.7420 $175 PRIDE LIFT CHAIR Needs minimal cleaning. Large oak entmnt center w/ shelves and doors $150 Brand new sofa bed pastels and blue $200 (352) 419-4513 aft-9 am 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 COMFORTS OF HOME USED FURNITUREwww. com fortsofhomeused furniture.com, 795-0121 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Collectibles 23 pieces Fenton Glass for Sale $500. obo (352) 382-5810 DISNEY FIGURINES COLLECTABLES $8 634-2004 SOARING EAGLE... NEW.Was 59.95/selling for 20.00 Linda 341-4449 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 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 HAYWARD NAVIGATOR Inground pool navigator, new hoses, very good condition. $75.00 Telephone 352 382-2591 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 FRIGIDAIRE Bisque Range, like new $200. (352) 419-4429 GE Range, 5 yrs old, white, exc. cond. $350 (352) 419-4011 MAGIC CHEF Gas Range $65 352-249-9160 REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire,beige,21 cu.ft.,runs/looks good.Great beer/second. $60. (352)795-7813 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 UPRIGHT FREEZER 20 CF, NOT FROST FREE has some surface rust on door but works perfectly $125 GE elec dryer $100 (352) 419-4513 aft 9 am WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE Washers & Dryers Working or not. (352) 209-5135 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable, like new, excellent condition. Can deliver 352 263-7398 Whirlpool Washer & Dryer $200.(352) 400-5152 Tools 5 speed bench drill press, built on cabinet, with drawer & wheels, like new w/tools, $125. (352) 726-9002 8 Horse Power Troy Bilt Rototiller $500. 3 HP 220 Volt Sears Compressor $300. (352) 527-7885 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 Trades/ Skills A/C SERVICE & INSTALL TECHEPA Cert., Valid DL, Exp. only., Call Bob 352-628-5700 or email resume email@example.com Cert. Fork Lift Driver 7 day shift Apply at Twin Rivers Marine 2880 N. Seabreeze Pt Crystal River Fl 34429 EXP MECHICAN Must have tools Must have D.lic./Transportation apply in person American Auto 8696 W. Halls River Rd TRUCK DRIVER Clean, Class A, CDL, forlift exp. desired Call 352-746-4451 General Help $$$$$$$ Money is available! We are seeking individuals to manage rack and store delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other publications. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid drivers license and insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. Earning potential is unlimited! Email firstname.lastname@example.org m or bring resume to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. in Crystal River.$$$$$$ RV PARK HOSTManage private, permanent RV Park on river, Steinhatchee, Fl. Boat ramp/dock, access to Gulf. Free site & salary exchanged for groundskeeping,maint & housekeeping at park & (2)rental cottages. Must own RV/TT & live on premises. Prefer year round committment. 229-263-8364 SECURITY OFFICER Inverness AreaMust have Class D security lic. and be able to work nights, weeknds, All shifts. Drug Free Tabaco Free workplace 352-257-0780 Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyourcna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Schools/ Instruction 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 Medical NOW HIRING RNs All Units, with Hospital Experience Apply on Line: www. nurse-temps.com (352) 344-9828 The Department of Health has an opening for: OPS Dental Assistant. Annual Salary range: $19,902.48 $51,721.54. Minimum Qualifications: Valid FL radiology license and expanded functions certificate; experience with digital x-rays and working with children; strong patient management/communication/ scheduling/record keeping skills; willing to work 10-hour days. Please apply on-line at: https://jobs.myflorida.c om Refer to requisition number 64909159. Only State of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 03/02/2012. EO/AA/VP Employer. Professional Marketing CoordinatorSeeking very organized person to coordinate marketing programs for major area country club. Includes website, email and print activities for restaurants, golf and show events. Graphic design and Adobe software experience preferable. 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Decks, Garages Handyman Services 40 Yrs Exp. crc058140 344-3536; 563-9768 Septic Bruce F. Storman Septic Services, lic/in 352-795-5779 Services Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Sod $60. Bahia Pallets U-Pick Up Special Winter Pricing. Call Now!! 352-400-2221 Painting Chris Satchell Painting ASAP 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 CALL STELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. 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(352)949-2292 Home/Office Cleaning Citrus Cleaning Painting & TeamQuality Work reasonable rates 352302-3348 527-2279 Kitchen & Bath The Tile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Landclearing/ Bushhogging #1 BOBCAT FOR HIRE Light land clearing, site work, grading, hauling. NO JOB TOO SMALL!!! Lic. & Ins. 352-400-0528 All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 All AROUND TRACTORLandclearing,HaulingSite Prep,Driveways Lic/Ins 352 795-5755 TRACTOR WORK Sm Job Specialist$30 + $30 per hr 352-270-6800 Landscaping CURB APPEAL Yardscape, curbing, flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 Florida Sitescapes, LLC FREE est: Yard Clean Up Mowing, and MORE Call 352.201.7374 Handyman #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. 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Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 ANNIES ELECTRIC Husband & Wife Team.(352) 341-5952 EC-13002696 BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.$5O.hr. EC0001303 352-302-2366 DUN-RITE Elect Elec/Serv/Repairs New const. Remodel Free Est 726 2907 EC13002699 Serving Citrus Co. Since 1978 Thomas Electric LLC Generator maint & repair Guardian Homestandby, & Centurion. Cert. Tech. Briggs Stratton 352621-1248 #ER00015377 Fencing A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Gutters ALL EXTERIOR ALUMINUM 6 Seamless Gutters Lic & Ins 352-621-0881 ALUMINUM STRUCTURES 5 & 6 Seamless Gutters Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. (352) 563-2977 Carpentry/ Building ROGERS Construction All Construction sm jobs Free Est (352) 637-4373 CRC1326872 Carpet Repair Sales, Service, Carpet, laminate, Restretch, repair, clean Lic#4857 Mitch (352) 422-5136 Clean Up/ Junk Removal Clean Ups & Clean Outs (352) 220-9190 Computers AFFORDABLE COMPUTER SERV. (352) 341-4150 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com lic/ins Driveways-PatiosSidewalks.352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/410-7383 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, staining & Garage Flrs. Recession Prices! 352-527-1097 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs Tractor work, Lic. #1476 726-6554 Dirt Service All AROUND TRACTOR Landclearing,Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. Lic. & Ins. 352-795-5755 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 Care For the Elderly Care Giver/Companion 30 yrs. Exp. Med Asst Pharm Tech. 24/7 care in home/Hosp/Facility Info (352) 419-6298 Loving Adult Care Home (SL 6906450) Alzheimer/Dementia No problem Nursing homes do not need to be your only alternative 352-503-7052 000AN2R Rent: Houses Unfurnished INVERNESS 5/2, scr/porch $800 f/l $400 sec 352-422-2393 Waterfront Rentals CRYSTAL RIVERStudio, furn.on Hunters Springs, sun deck, W/D rm. All util. incl.+ boat dock.$700/m avail 4/1/12 352-372-0507 CRYSTAL RIVERUnfurnished, single family 3/3/3 House on beautiful Kings Bay. Pier, lg screened area, fireplace, lanai $1600/mnth 352-563-1211 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Seasonal Rental Available March2/2 WF, Crys. Riv. & Homosassa $1625/mo Riverlinks Realty (352) 628-1616 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. Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLS2/1/1 $440 mo. to qualified person 382-3525 BEVERLY HILLS2/1/1 Fl. Rm, CHA,Shed, $525. mo352-795-9060 CITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/1, $750. mo. w/ opt to Buy (352) 220-8893 Citrus Springs 4/2/2, Split Plan, Lg. FR $875/mo (352)341-1859 DUNNELLON 3/2/2RENT TO OWNClose to Rainbow River RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm Homosassa 2/1 Dup.$450 up 3/2/2 home $675 .SMW Immaculate 3/2/2 no pets $875 Riverlinks Realty (352) 628-1616 HOMOSASSA 3/2, new carpet, appls. Lg wooden deck, nice area. $800 month 352 447-0977 352-302-3819 INVERNESS 2/1.5/garage.cha,new carpet, lake access, close to town, $575 no smoke/pets 253-370-3700 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 near hosp & Library $800. Mo. F/L/S No pets. (352) 527-9268 INVERNESS 3BR/2BA, $800 mo 306 Hunting Lodge Dr (352) 895-0744 cell RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3bdrms 352-566-6049 JADEMISSION.COM Rental Houses INVERNESS 2/1/1 Great area,pets, nosmk $600/mo. 1st, last & sec 352-341-3562/400-0743 Specializing in Sugarmill Woods Rentals Debe Johns Brkr/Assoc/PRM Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty Property Manager (352) 382-2700 www. coldwellbankernext generation.com See what a Professional Residential Manager can do for you. Rent: Houses Furnished Kristi BortzLet our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation rentals 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Mobile Homes In Park Stoneridge Landing 55+ Comm. Resales starting @$13,500 Financing avail 1-800-779-1226 (352) 637-1400 StoneridgeLanding 55+. 1993 26x56, Move in Cond.2/2 upgrades $39K, view pics @ mhvillage.com/493361 (352) 344-0888 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 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 Wtrfront DW, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 Agent (352) 382-1000 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVERCompletely furn., Pool, boat dock, Wash/Dry (352) 302-5972 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 BEVERLY HILLS2/1/1 $600. mo. 382-1162, 795-1878 FLORAL CITYFREE Use of boat ramp, fishing dock, canoe & Jon boat rentals. 1 BR $450/$200 dp. incls Sat TV electric. walk to river Trails End Camp, A Friendly Place to Live 352-726-3699 HOMOSASSA 1BR W&D, Boat Dock util. incld. $600. mo.+ sec., 352-628-6537 INVERNESS 2BR, Washer/Dryer Corner 581 & Anna Jo No Pets/No Smoking $600. /Mo, 1 Year Lease Credit Check Reqd ALL CITRUS REALTY 352-726-2471 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 CRYSTAL RIVERCompletely furn., Pool, boat dock, Wash/Dry (352) 302-5972 INVERNESS LANDINGS 2/1.5 clean roomy, great location $550/mo F/L/S No smoke/No pets (352) 341-1847 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Mobile Homes and Land 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 FLORAL CITYon3 Lots, Assum Mortg. Priv Fin. 2 Mast Suites New appls. horses ok, $33,900 Cridland Real Living. J. Desha 352-634-6340 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 HOMOSASSA 2/1 on 1/2 Acre Low Down EZ Terms (941) 505-9287 Inverness 3/2 bath home Deerwood sub. just under an acre Has roof over. No Realtors. $33,500 352-476-4374 INVERNESS Move in neat 2 bath SW w/extra rooms, nice area, fenced $35K Owner (352) 341-1569 Lecanto 881 N. Maynard Av DWMH 2/2, deck, Fixer Upper $15K ( 352) 746-7952 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 AWESOME DEALSFinancing Available $500/dn 1/1 remod, shed $5k 1/1scrnrm/carprt $6k 2/1 carprt/rf.over $7k furn, move-in ready 55+ park, clean quiet CR/Homossasa area Owner 352-220-2077 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 On Lake Rousseau 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 14x60MH, 8x20 FL room, 8x10 shed, 2-stall carport, Withlacoochee Backwaters MHP, $8500. 352-219-2240 Mobile Homes For Rent HOMOSASSA Rent to Own. Lrg 3/1/2, 1/2 ac fenced, W/D, dish washer $695./mo (352) 419-1744 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 FARMS2/1/2, w/ Carport, Fend $550. (352) 795-7335 Mobile Homes For Sale 1995, Doublewide, 28 x 56, 2BD, 2BA, LR, DR, Eat in Kit, community Pool Nice Condition $30,000 (352) 400-8270 3/2, 1982 24x56 MH as is U must Move $7K (352) 400-5152 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 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 LAND-N-HOME FLORAL CITY BIG HOME! The Entertainer, over 2000 sq. ft., 4/2, large family room. Home in great shape on quiet paved road near chain of lakes ONLY $59, 900. or $2,250 down & 395/mo. W.A.C.Call 352-621-3807 Palm Harbor Homes New 2012 Models $15K off All Homes 800-622-2832 x 210 Waterfront Mobile For Rent HOMOSASSA 2/2 carport nicely furn on Homosassa River w/dock no pet f/l/s sht/long term $850 352-220-2077 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 8 MOBILE HOMES 12 AC., Good Income Lots of Possibilities (352) 212-6182 1/1 SW, NO lot Rent near Bike Trail, storage shed, off Hwy. 41, Inverness, $12,500 217 -837-2526 217-508-7477 Pets A gift for Valentines! 4 adorable little Jack Russell/Chihuahua pups 9 wks.w/ Health Cert.2M/2F $300 ea 352-465-1797 AKC Sheltie male sable & white 7 mos. house trained, home raised w/love, shots, micro. will sell to loving home( 352) 795-8828 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 Mini Dachshund Pups 8 wks old, shots, paper trained M/F $350 Breeding Trio $650mbprozer@tampabay .rr.com(352) 419-6298 ROTTWEIlER PUPS8 weeks, 5 girls 3 boys shots H/C $300 firm 352-286-4100 TCUP YORKIE Outstanding Tcup Yorkie,just 11 wks old, $450.Good with kids,AKC reg,vet checked,dewormed and shots taken,Pups comes with papers. email@example.com Yorkie pups CKC, 8 wks March 1st, females $600 males $550. Judy, (352) 344-9803 Horses McClelan Saddle Exc Cond $795. (352) 795-0619 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 HERNANDO 2/1 $400 Mo. No Pets. (352) 344-1476 HERNANDO 2/1 Fresh & Clean, very quiet, scrn. por. shady deck $475mo. fst & last (352) 400-2411 HERNANDO RENT TO OWN, 2/2 single wide on acre mol. Partially remodelled $2,000 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 Sporting Goods Bolt Action cal. .243 $275 (352) 621-0896 CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond, ATV trails $165K obo 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 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 Pool Tablefull size, exc cond. balls, ceiling light $250 (352) 726-5280 WE BUY GUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers EZ PULL TRAILERS, New & Used Utility & Enclosed BUY, SELL, TRADE Custom Built, Parts, Tires, Whls, Repairs, Trailer Hitches New 6 x 12 open utility w/ramp $935 Used 6 x 10 enclosed w/ramp $1595 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, $1995. Trailer Tires starting at $69.95 352-527-0555 Hwy 44, Lecanto Sell or Swap Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 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 General Shipping Pallets, all in good shape No boards missing (80) $100 for all (352) 563-2385 Towle Candlelight Sterling 10 pl. setting (352) 382-5715 TROLLING MOTOR 40 lbs thrust minnkota bow mount with 2 mounting brackets 250.00 352-726-9964 WHEELBARROW TUFF PLASTIC VERY DEEP GREAT SHAPE ONLY 60.00 CALL 464 0316 WOOD FLOORING by Bruce, Planks 3x 3/8 Med. Oak 25Ft. NEW in box $59 352-382-3650 YOUNG LADY IN DESPERATE NEED FOR A VEHICLE! If theres anyone with a car or truck available for donation please help! Contact @ 352-476-5125 Medical Equipment Alante Jr. rear wheel power Chair GP200, 4 yrs old, never used, $800 obo (352) 795-5846 Cell (352) 601-4426 Bruno Lift for inside vehicle for electric wheel chair $500 .(352) 726-4558 Celebrity heavy duty, 4 wheel scooter, like new, $500. obo (352) 637-2942 Jet 3 Power Wheel Chair great shape, with leg extensions barely used blue, $475. 464 0316 MOBILITY SCOOTER 3 wheel, heavy duty Golden Avenger #za531 500lb cap $975. All Alum heavy duty car carrier for Scooter $850 (352) 522-0467 Single Electric Medical Bed w/ 2 mattresses $550 Wheel chair, $75. (352) 628-5878 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 NEW PRO MODEL ACOUSTIC GUITAR W/STRAP,PICKS,CD AND STRINGS,$100 352-601-6625 YAMAHA Digital Keyboard Like new, 88 key, include matching stand, sustain pedal, DVD/manual, org. box $400.00 352-726-9797 Household 12 X 12 FLOOR TILES NEW/118 piecies/$25.00 Linda 341-4449 COMFORTER SET KING Shams & Bedskirt, NEW, Cream, Paid $470 sell $100 firm email photo 352-382-3650 KITCHEN VALENCES 5-12X6 COTTON BLK/TAN CHECK JCP HOME 1YROLD $20 634-2004 Fitness Equipment ELECTRIC TREADMILL STATIONARY TYPE TIME,CALORIES DISTANCE ETC. ONLY 100.00 464 0316 RECUMBANT EXERCISE BIKE TIME DISTANCE CALORIES SPEED IOO.OO 352 464 0316
M ONDAY, M ARCH 5, 2012 B11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 477-0305 MCRN3/12 meeting Beverly Hills Advisory CouncilPUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Beverly Hills Advisory Council will meet on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:00 oclock A.M. at the Beverly Hills Civic Center, One Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Florida, 34465, to conduct business of the Beverly Hills Municipal Service Benefit Unit. Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrators Office, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450, (352) 341-6560, at least two (2) days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD Telephone (352) 341-6580. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Advisory Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. By: Rosella Hale, Chairwoman BEVERLY HILLS MSBU March 5, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices 476-0305 MCRN PUBLIC NOTICE OFFICIAL NOTICE OF PRE-ELECTION TEST OF VOTING EQUIPMENT Notice is hereby given that Sally McCranie, Inglis Town Clerk will hold a meeting to test the vote tabulating equipment to be used in the Town of Inglis General Election scheduled for March 13th, 2012, as follows: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at: 12:00 Noon in the Town Of Inglis Commission Room, 135 Hwy 40 W Inglis Florida 34449. All interested persons may observe. March 5, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 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: firstname.lastname@example.org February 27 and March 5, 2012. 478-0312 MCRN Lyons II, Paul Creston 2011-CP-000834 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-000834 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF PAUL CRESTON LYONS, II, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Paul Creston Lyons, II, deceased, whose date of death was November 1, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2011-CP-000834; 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 March 5, 2012. Personal Representative: Paul C. Lyons, III 36 Stone Gate S, Longwood, FL 32779 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 March 5 and 12, 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 908-0330 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, March 1 until March 30, 2012. Pub:March 1 thru 30, 2012 000AN2Q Motorcycles Harley 00 Roadking Classic, all gear 17K miles 11K obo. (352) 489-0873 HARLEY DAVIDSON 08 Night Train, flat blk, 11,500 mis. lots of extras $14K obo Jeff (407) 712-0803 HARLEYDAVIDSON1996 FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic -9800 miles -like new -frt. & rear crash bars2up backrest seat w/sissy-bags-loweredextra lights -w/shield-blackcherry/maroon -everything works great-must see to appreciate-$7800.00 cheap must sell -buying property 352 860 0513 352 201 8120 Harley Davidson 883 Hugger, 99 exc. cond gar kept, low ms black. $3500 obo (352) 613-0523 JUNK MOTORCYCLES WANTED Will Pay up to $200 for Unwanted Motorcycle 352-942-3492 KAWASAKI 96GPZ 1100 black, 1800 org miles, garage kept, Exc Cond.Vance Hines header & jet kit $4275 obo (352) 795-7584 Trucks FORD RANGER 99lg bed w/topper, super clean, 129K miles, manual trans. well maint. good mpg. new stereo.$3000 Call Doug 352-794-3463 TOYOTA TUNDRA06, Contractor Model 76K miles. Blue book $12K ,sell $10K. (352) 566-8022 Sport/Utility Vehicles FORD 06EXPEDITION,Eddie Bauer, leather int, perfect cond, electric 3rd row LOADED! 92K (352) 601-0886 HYUNDAI Santa Fe 23,670K mi loaded w all acc. 242 hp V6, leather warranty transferable $17,500 (352) 465-5501 4x4s CHEVROLET 2000 CK2500 PICK-UP 127K,EXT CAB, LONG BED,AUTO,AC,CRUISE,TILT, AM/FM BILL @352/860-2131 Classic Vehicles CHEVY 1977 Corvette T-top, exquisitely maintained only 41,000 miles. Everything original, new brakes, looks & runs great. $13,500. 219-670-1135 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 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 2006 F150 only 18,000 miles like new org cost $35,000 call for appt.352-795-1440 & details 352-795-1440 $16,200.00 0 0 0 A L Y K Too Many Bills? NO PROBLEM!! Independent contractors delivering the Citrus County Chronicle can earn as much as $1,000 a month working only 3-4 early morning hours per day. The Chronicle is a permanent part of Citrus County with an excellent reputation. To find out more, call and speak to one of our district managers or leave your name and phone number and we will get right back with you! You can earn at least $800 per month delivering the 563-3201 Cars AFFORDABLE AUTOS & VANSEverybody Rides $495 DOWN $49 PER WEEK BUY HERE PAY HERE.. Lots of clean-safedependable rides CALL DAN TODAY(352) 5 6 3 -1 9 0 2WE BUYS CARS DEAD OR ALIVE 1675 Suncoast Hwy. Homosassa Fl. 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 CADILLAC 04 DeVille 66k mi, garaged Champagne, w/top + Gold Kit, $10,500 352-341-4949 CHEVY Impala V6, auto, ice cold AC, non smokers 100K mi $8,250 (352) 726-3093 CHRYSLER 06Sebring, Touring conv. 45K mi. newer tires, 6 cyl. white, tan top, loaded, mint, Sr owned $7500 (352) 513-4257 CHRYSLER1995 LeBaron Convertible, runs well, needs some work, sold as is, $750. (352) 503-6031 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 CORVETTE, New Motor, BAS Hammer, SALE! ONLY! $4,995. (352) 461-4518 ConsignmentUSA.org HONDA 02 Civic, LX 4 dr. sedan, 103K mis. exc cond. garage kept, carfax. $5900 (352) 382-2581 LINCOLN Towncar, Signature, 37K miles, looks, drives even smells like new. $16,500. (352) 746-1184 MERCEDES S420, blue book $11,500 sell $10K FIRM 1729 W. Gulf to lake Hwy, Lecanto MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 97 79K miles, 4 dr, v-8 garage kept (352) 527-2523 OLDSMOBILE 1996 88 ...4 Doors, power locks and windows, a/c and heat, runs good. $1,100.00 352-400-5152 Saturn Sedan2000, 31 mpg, runs, looks good, automatic, cold air, cruise $3800 (352) 302-2028 Classic Vehicles Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Recreation Vehicles 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 Holiday Rambler ,38 7.5 gen.super slide, air lever, a/c susp. loaded call for details $41K (352) 746-9211 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 $1500 (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 POP -UP TruckCamper 8 stove refrigerator furnace, good cond $1,800. (352) 621-0896 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 ACURA 2002 3.5 RL 4 dr luxury,48k mi wife cant drive anymore $11,400 (352) 527-4425 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. BUILDING LOT ON OAK VILLAGE $20K firm 43 Vinca St (352) 726-9587 Boat Accessories BOAT LIFTSingle Pole, 1500 lb. capacity. $900 obo 352-613-8453 JOHNSON O.B.4.5 hp built in gas tank exc cond.$395. Ft. Island Marine Supply (352) 436-4179 Boats 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 BAYLINER 15Bass or Pleasure, 50hp Force. very low hrs. all like new $3500 firm (352) 341-1569 COBIA 21FT, Open Fisherman, w/Evinrude Sea-Pro and trailer, good cond. $1,800. (352) 726-8262 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 MONARCH 20 ftPontoon Boat, new deck,carpet, & seats, 75H Merc. mtr. $5,400 (703) 220-5916 cell MONTERY, 23ft. 305 Inbrd/ Outbrd 400hrs. Mint Condition, Trailer $18,500 obo 678-0642 PADDLE BOATSeats 4 with bimini top and canvas cover, $450. (352) 422-6298 STARCRAFT1966 15 Ft Fiberglass 1979 Johnson 35 HP outboard motor 1997 Sportsman trailer $1000.00 585-259-4184 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 Includes Jet Ski, 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 Condos For Sale INVERNESS Nice 2/2/1 new carpet tile & paint. Whispering Pines Villas furnished $69,900 (352) 726-8712 Waterfront Homes 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 www.plantation realtylistings.com 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 48 lots 14 W.F. 1 gulf access 5 SMWs lots 3 lots impact fees pd. $425K, = less than $9K per lot (732) 996-3785 Inverness Homes 3BR, 3BA, Pool home, 2,000 sq.ft. $163,000 OR BEST OFFER 518 Poinsettia 352-860-0878. HIGHLANDS Lrg.2/2-4 car garage pool, game room, mud room, on triple lot fenced. price to sell $65,500 (352) 564-4598 Lakefront Gospel Island Location Spacious 3/2/2 for rent $700/m or for sale..... 908-322-6529 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 Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing & foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 100% Financing Citrus Springs Homes 746-7990 DEB INFANTINE 3 HOMES SOLD In December I Need Listings! Real Estate!... its what I do.ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 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 Real Estate For Sale Forest Ridge 2 bedroom. 2 bath. This updated villa is totally move in ready and maintenance free! This beautiful 2/2/2 is located on a private lot and includes an optional membership to Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. The home includes all appliances, an eat in kitchen, a fully tiled great room, and a sun barrier paneled lanai. Home is within walking distance to the pool and club house. This property is a must see!! $95,900 352-746-0002 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com 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 3/2/2, I.G. &C.C.3k sf. new kit. lg closets, CHA, firepl. on golf course $129,900 no realtors 726-0652 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
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