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INSIDE MARCH 12, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 218 50 CITRUS COUNTY ACC title: Noles topple Tar Heels to win schools first crown /B1 www.chronicleonline.com 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?How do you feel about multi-story buildings in Citrus County? A. Anything beyond three stories is undesirabl e and doesnt fit in with the character of the county. B. Its past time to accept that buildings four stories and greater are logical for any growing community. C. Theyre OK, except in and around waterfront areas. D. Theyre desirab le on waterfront properties to minimize the footprint while allowing increased density. 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 OPINION: COLUMN, PAGE A10 People from Ireland, Armenia, Cuba, Hungary, southern Italy and other places ... were regarded as threatening, nonwhite outsiders. MONDAYHIGH 82 LOW 55 Partly cloudy today and tonight. East winds around 10 mph. PAGE A4 TODAY & Tuesday morning SO YOU KNOW Due to early deadlines, some lottery numbers do not appear. Disabilities: Awareness essential S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterMarch is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. Having a disability, whether it is intellectual, physical or health-related, crosses all boundaries in society. It knows no race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion or age. According to The Arc, the largest national disability rights organization in the nation, an estimated 4.6 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability. Locally, many organizations that serve those with disabilities make awareness a major part of their mission. Awareness is above important. Its essential, said Iris Whittaker, communityrelations manager for the Key Training Center. When people dont understand a situation, she said its a natural response to withdraw. Especially when interacting with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, Whittaker said people sometimes could feel anxious or intimidated. But the key to quelling those feelings is understanding and acceptance. We are serving Gods children, she said, All (people) have to do is meet these caring individuals. Developmental challenges affect millions across United States See AWARE / Page A7 CATHY KAPULKA /Chronicle ABOVE: Batsman Vikas Kamat hits the ball into the field during a cricket game one recent Sunday afternoon at Beverly Hills Community Park. Team members said the game is played by most of the British Colonial countries and is second only to soccer for the highest television viewership throughout the world. RIGHT: Bowler Nishant Yagnik throws the ball to his opponent during a cricket game in Beverly Hills. Bowling is equivalent to pitching in the game of baseball. Jayanth Rao, a medical doctor, said the team consists of about 60 percent medical professionals. Its a small team with only 15 or 16 players. He said the Citrus County team is looking for more cricket players to join the team. Farger teams have an advantage when competing, as they have more players from which to choose. He said there are no prerequisites to join, just the love of the game. For more information, call Rao at his Beverly Hills office, Florida Regional Cancer Centers, at 352746-1100. Sticky wickets Local cricket team practices googlies at the pitch every week C ATHYK APULKA Staff Writer BEVERLY HILLS E very Sunday afternoon, the Citrus County Cricket Team arrives at the Beverly Hills Community Park to play a friendly game of the sport that they grew up playing, cricket. The majority of the men are from East Indian descent, and this is a way of reminding them of their youth just as American men would play baseball. Players bring their families, who watch, fly kites and play on playground equipment to pass the time as their fathers compete in the game of cricket with much passion. Its kind of like family day, Kamalesh Amin, team member, said. Were so excited to be able to play a game that we played in our childhood in India. He said the game is played by most of the British Colonial countries and is second only to soccer for the highest television viewership throughout the world. The game sounds really complicated to Westerners in the beginning, he said. Once you get it down, its very easy to follow. Bhavesh Bhakta used to play on a team in Houston, Texas, before playing with the Citrus County team. I follow it really closely, Bhakta said. If I could play every day I would, but thats impossible. Jayanth Rao, a medical doctor, said the team consists of about 60 percent medical professionals. Its a small team with only 15 or 16 players. We all started (playing) in fun, just to meet up, Rao said. He said the team worked with the Citrus County Recreation Department to build a clay cricket pitch, in the multi-purpose field, which was put in about 14 months ago. The team has practiced at the field and traveled to Belize to compete. While in Belize, they also gave medical assistance, See CRICKET / Page A5 Coalition seeks funds for car seat program S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterCRYSTAL RIVER For many years, Sue Littnan has been lovingly known as the car seat lady. Once a child passenger safety instructor for the Citrus County Health Department, where she originally developed the program in 2001, Littnan diligently taught people how to properly install and use car seats to help protect children from any crash-related injuries. However, budget cuts in September led to her position being eliminated at the health department. But losing her job hasnt snuffed out her passion for wanting to ensure childrens safety in automobiles. Therefore, Littnan, who is now with the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast in Crystal River, is hoping to secure the funds necessary to revive the program through the coalition. Though Ingrid Ellis, Citrus County program manager for the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, told the Chronicle editorial board Wednesday the coalition would be the fiscal agency in charge of Littnans employment, the current grants they have wont allow for funding for the child passenger safety program. As a result, Ellis and Littnan are hoping local agencies and civic organizations in the county will step up with donations to assist in getting the program back on its feet. During a PowerPoint presentation Wednesday, Littnan explained See PROGRAM / Page A7 HOW TO HELP The child passenger safety program provides 30 to 35 car seats a month at $60 each. For the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast to continue the program, a new funding source is imperative. The program also offers car seat safety inspections, car seat safety education for the community and national child passenger safety technician certification classes. Contact Sue Littnan at 352422-0500 or slittnan@ tampabay.rr.com. SAY WHAT? Find a description of the game and some cricketterms. / Page A5 The game sounds really complicated to Westerners in the beginning. Once you get it down, its very easy to follow. Kamalesh Amin member of the Citrus County Cricket Team. LOCAL EFFORTS: Give blood Find out where the LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked for donations during upcoming weeks./ Page A8 ONE YEAR AGO: A memoryThe Japanese mark the anniversary of the fatal earthquake and tsunami that hit its shore last year with ceremonies. / Page A12 WORLD NEWS: US shooter A U.S. Army soldier opens fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they sleep, killing 16 people. / Page A12
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NECIA RATLIFF /Special to the Chronicle Shawn Scott of Mike Scott Plumbing brought his whole family to the Boys & Girls Clubs Steak & Steak dinner Saturday night at the College of Central Florida Lecanto campus. Special to the Chronicle Publix Super Markets Charities donate $40,000 to the We Care Food Pantry and the Citrus Community Food Bank, (formerly Feed Citrus County) distribution centers. Back row, from left, are: Charlie Richer, pantry board member; Joe Meek, county commissioner and pantry board member; Lori Corbin, manager Crystal River Publix; Rich Bradmuller, manager Homosassa Publix; Tom Chancey; and Debbie Roberts, Duane Dueker and Greg Barber, food bank board members. Front row, from left, are: Janet Ferguson, manager Inverness Publix; Francesca Paar, pantry secretary; Dick Wykstrom, pantry warehouse manager; Diane Toto, pantry president; Paul Parrish, manager Citrus Hills Publix; John Marmish, food bank president; and Jan Blodgett, pantry treasurer. Around the COUNTY Lecanto Walmart approved for central Citrus County Construction on the proposed Walmart on the southwest corner of County Road 491 and County Road 486 in Lecanto is one step closer to starting as the permit is ready for pick up. Its prepared, approved and ready for issuance, Tina Gilson, senior non-residential coordinator for the Citrus Board of County Commissioners building division, said Thursday. Theyre (MLB Construction Services) looking to start construction right away.Transportation board meets March 15 The Citrus County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 280. On the agenda, the board will welcome new members, Melanie Jordan, vocational rehabilitation services, and David Wells, medical community representative. Also on the agenda under new business will be the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) Designation, the 2011 AOR Report. The TDCB assists in establishing standards as required by CTD, advises transportation management with regard to operating practices, and recommends changes to policy and practices. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 17. For more information, call 527-7630. Crystal River City Planning board meets Thursday The City Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, to discuss amending the citys land development code to allow boat docks on vacant properties without a primary structure. The meeting will be in city council chambers, 123 U.S. 19, Crystal River, FL 34428.Beverly Hills CERT meets March 14 The regular monthly meeting of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the N.E. Quadrant will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Our Lady of Grace Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Basic first aid and bandaging will be practiced. There is a need for CERT volunteers throughout Citrus County. Call 352-382-4446 or visit the CERT website at www. citruscountycert.org. From staff reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE C ATHYK APULKA Staff WriterHOMOSASSA Publix Super Markets Charities has stepped up to the plate with a donation of a $40,000 grant to aid in the construction of the We Care Food Pantry and the Citrus Community Food Bank, (formerly Feed Citrus County) distribution centers being built next to each other in Homosassa. Publix, theyve really jumped on board, said Francesca Paar, secretary for the pantrys board of directors. Progress on the food pantry site is advancing by leaps and bounds. She said the donation would be allocated to pave both parking lots. At the check presentation ceremony at the new construction site, four Citrus County Publix managers were present: Rich Bradmuller from Homosassa, Lori Corbin from Crystal River, Janet Ferguson from Inverness and Ray Parrish from Citrus Hills. Board members, volunteers and friends of both centers were also on hand for the occasion. In November 2011, Herb and Mary Stenger donated $50,000 for the pantries building fund and challenged any person, group or business to match them. The United Way of Citrus County met that challenge and donated $50,000. In January 2012, the Stengers made the pot larger and have agreed to donate an additional $75,000 with the same challenge. People youve got to step up and help me match this, said Diane Toto, president of the pantry. Part of the latter challenge has been met thanks to charitable community donations. An anonymous donor gave $10,000, and the Sugarmill Woods Civic Association donated $6,500. A lot of money has come in this week, Toto said. Good things are coming. Publixs $40,000 grant was not included in the challenge because Toto applied it for in 2011. Steve and Jewel Lamb, owners of Crystal Motor Car Company Inc., have donated a 2012 Dodge Ram Hemi quad cab pickup truck to raise funds for the centers through a drawing. Tickets are $50, and only 2,000 will be sold. The drawing is scheduled for April 21. The lucky winner will receive 1,000 gallons of fuel providing the ticket holder registers their ticket with Crystal Motors before the drawing. Were having trouble selling these gorgeous truck tickets, Paar said. Its a worthy donation to a cause that benefits our residents of Citrus County. Paar said at the present time the pantry feeds 2,600 people a month and shares food with 34 other county agencies and churches. With the construction of these two buildings, well be able to feed them all better and cheaper, she said. The two new 7,200square-foot buildings are at 5259 W. Cardinal St. in Homosassa. For more information or to donate, call 352-628-0445, or mail donations to We Care Food Pantry, P .O. Box 331, Homosassa, FL 34487. Visit wecarefoodpantry.org.Chronicle reporter Cathy Kapulka can be reached at 352-564-2922 or ckapulka@ chronicleonline.com. Publix donates $40K to help homeless Funds to help with construction of two Citrus County food banks Project watches ospreys journey Special to the ChronicleThe Center for Conservation Biology has launched Project OspreyWatch, a project created to engage a global community to collect data on breeding osprey. Linked by an interest in osprey and a concern for the health of the aquatic environments on which they rely, this community will for the first time provide a global perspective on this charismatic species. The mission of Project OspreyWatch is to bring citizen scientists together to collect information on a large enough spatial scale to be useful in addressing three of the most pressing issues facing aquatic ecosystems including global climate change, depletion of fish stocks and environmental contaminants. Osprey are one of very few truly global sentinels for aquatic health. They feed almost exclusively on live fish throughout their entire life cycle. They are a top consumer within aquatic ecosystems and are very sensitive to overfishing and environmental contaminants. Nearly all populations breed in the northern latitudes and winter in the southern latitudes, effectively linking the aquatic health of the hemispheres. Their breeding season in the north is highly seasonal, making them an effective barometer of climate change. OspreyWatch is a userfriendly, Internet platform that allows observers across the globe to map their nests, log observations, upload photos and interact within an observer forum. Information entered into the platform will be immediately accessible to users and summarized following the breeding season. To join a growing community of global citizens, visit osprey-watch.org. The Center for Conservation Biology is a research group shared by the College of William and Mary and the Virginia Commonwealth University. Our primary focus is to conduct research that solves conservation problems. Global residents track sea birds oceanic trek N ECIA R ATLIFF For the ChronicleThe Citrus County Boys & Girls Clubs had its 11th annual Steak & Steak dinner while celebrating 20 years of dedication to the children of Citrus County on Saturday night at the College of Central Florida Lecanto campus. The theme of the night was clear. It is our obligation to help our youth, guest speaker Doug Johnson said. They are the future, and the Boys & Girls Clubs are a proven mechanism. Johnson explained the Gainesville Boys & Girls Clubs made a big difference in his life even with his wonderful support system at home. Great futures start here, Johnson said. In order to assist with those futures, the money raised from the Steak & Steak dinner will provide scholarships for children whose families cannot afford to pay the clubs fees, said Lane Vick, executive director of the club. The funds will allow children to attend afterschool programs and summer camp. In conjunction with the dinner, a live auction and pledge cards collected money for the organization. Sherriff Jeff Dawsy began the live auction with a bid for which table would get to eat first. The dinner consisted of steak, baked potato, corn on the cob and a roll and was prepared, served and donated by the Kiwanis Club of Inverness. The amount of money raised was not available at press time, but it was clear everyone in attendance was opening their wallets to help the organization. Dinner guests ranging from doctors to plumbers bought auction items or filled out pledge cards. Auction items were purchased for as little as $200 to as much as $1,600. Many were bought for more than face value. The night, however, was not just about raising funds. It was also about recognizing the work of individual volunteers with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Cameron Howard of Evelyn Waters Club received the Youth of the Year award. In his acceptance speech, Howard said the clubs have helped him be less shy and more confident with people. He explained he enjoys playing kickball, drawing and going on nature walks. Ed Lattin, president of Educational Tours, received Board Member of the Year. He made it possible for 90 club members to visit a theme park on an air-conditioned bus and have sit-down lunch. Lattin said more than half of the children had never even been to a theme park. Amy Stonecrest, director of the Central Ridge Club, was named Employee of the Year. Stonecrest, who was a member of the Crystal River Club as a child, became a junior assistant and now is a director. She has increased the enrollment at her club by 25 percent this year. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs, call 352-6219225 or visit www.citrusbgc.com. Childrens affair Annual Steak & Steak dinner raises funds for Boys & Girls Clubs Cameron Howard, left, received the Youth of the Year award at the Boys & Girls Clubs Steak & Steak dinner. His fellow nominees were Phoebe Shaw and Austin Cobb. TO VOLUNTEER Call 352-621-9225 or visit www.citrusbgc.com.
FHP: 26 cars involved in crashes on Interstate 75 LAKE PANASOFFKEE The Florida Highway Patrol reported a series of crashes Sunday on Interstate 75 involving 26 vehicles. Sgt. Steve Gaskins said troopers responded to 11 crashes along I-75 in Sumter County on Sunday afternoon. The crashes involved more than two dozen vehicles that were reportedly driving in rainy conditions. Seven people were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for about two hours. Family in neighborhood watch death wants answers MIAMI The family of a teen fatally shot in an encounter with a neighborhood watch leader is renewing its calls for answers. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton spoke out Sunday at the Miami church where their sons funeral was held. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was visiting his fathers fiances gated community near Orlando and had gone out to buy Skittles. Police said neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman called 911 and reported the teen as a suspicious person. When police arrived, they found Martin dead. Zimmerman said he shot him and is claiming self-defense. Ben Crump, the Martin familys attorney, said Zimmerman should be arrested. Zimmerman has a previous arrest for resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. WFTV reported those charges were dismissed. 1 dead in personal watercraft accident near ClearwaterINDIAN ROCKS BEACH A Florida man is dead after being ejected from a personal watercraft that hit an object in the water. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Victor Vasquez and Robert Turnbull were riding the watercraft in the Intracoastal Waterway, south of Clearwater, at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The vessel reportedly hit an object, ejecting both men into the water. Turnbull sustained minor injuries but Vasquez was left unconscious. Authorities say Turnbull pulled him from the water and brought him ashore. Vasquez, of Indian Rocks Beach, could not be resuscitated. Investigators said both men were wearing lifejackets, but note that operating a personal watercraft is prohibited between half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL /S TATE HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 72 62 0.30 HI LO PR 69 64 0.30 HI LO PR 75 63 trace HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 70 62 0.20 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy THREE DAY OUTLOOK Partly cloudy Partly cloudy; 20% chance of a shower High: 82 Low: 55 High: 81 Low: 57 High: 82 Low: 57 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Sunday 74/61 Record 90/31 Normal 77/49 Mean temp. 68 Departure from mean +5 PRECIPITATION* Sunday 0.01 in. Total for the month 0.33 in. Total for the year 3.56 in. Normal for the year 7.45 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 9 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Sunday at 3 p.m. 30.29 in. DEW POINT Sunday at 3 p.m. 66 HUMIDITY Sunday at 3 p.m. 87% 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 ............................7:37 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:42 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ................................NONE MOONSET TODAY ..........................10:32 A.M. MARCH 14MARCH 22MARCH 30APRIL 6 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS Citrus County: Irrigation is limited to once per week. Addresses ending in a 0 or 1: Monday; addresses ending in 2 or 3: Tuesday; addresses ending in 4 or 5: Wednesday; addresses ending in 6 or 7: Thursday; addresses ending in 8 or 9: Friday. Hand-watering of plants other than lawns may be done on any day, but is limited to the hours before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. New lawns may be watered any day during the first 30 days. During days 31-60, they may be watered approximately every other day. Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Odd-numbered addresses may be watered on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Fountains and other aesthetic water features may only operate four hours per day. The regular hours of operation can be selected by the owner, but must be posted (see list of exemptions such as water features that also provide aerification to koi ponds at WaterMatters.org/). Car washing is limited to once per week on the designated watering day for the location. Pressure washing is allowed for necessary purposes such as prior to painting or sealing, in order to maintain a paint or material warranty, to address a health or safety hazard and to comply with health laws. Questions, concerns or reporting violations, call 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/kbdiTodays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 76 59 pc Ft. Lauderdale 77 67 pc Fort Myers 84 59 pc Gainesville 78 55 pc Homestead 79 63 pc Jacksonville 75 58 pc Key West 80 72 sh Lakeland 81 59 pc Melbourne 77 64 pc City H L Fcast Miami 77 69 pc Ocala 79 55 pc Orlando 78 61 pc Pensacola 71 64 ts Sarasota 83 59 pc Tallahassee 77 55 pc Tampa 83 59 pc Vero Beach 78 62 pc W. Palm Bch. 75 69 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESEast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop becoming a light chop in the afternoon. Partly to mostly sunny skies today. Gulf water temperature77 LAKE LEVELS Location Sat. Sun. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 27.50 27.45 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 33.84 33.84 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 35.70 35.68 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 37.63 37.62 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 60 25 s 63 45 Albuquerque 63 32 .15 s 68 35 Asheville 62 28 sh 62 49 Atlanta 65 42 sh 66 55 Atlantic City 58 25 s 60 47 Austin 73 52 .28 pc 81 64 Baltimore 63 28 sh 66 54 Billings 68 34 pc 58 39 Birmingham 70 52 ts 73 62 Boise 63 45 c 54 44 Boston 58 31 s 67 50 Buffalo 57 36 sh 59 48 Burlington, VT 55 30 s 56 44 Charleston, SC 70 45 pc 71 53 Charleston, WV 71 29 .01 ts 62 53 Charlotte 64 31 sh 66 52 Chicago 69 41 ts 70 48 Cincinnati 70 29 ts 65 57 Cleveland 66 40 sh 58 47 Columbia, SC 70 43 pc 71 54 Columbus, OH 67 31 ts 61 57 Concord, N.H. 58 24 s 60 39 Dallas 64 50 .17 s 81 58 Denver 64 33 s 72 39 Des Moines 58 40 pc 68 46 Detroit 66 32 sh 64 48 El Paso 69 35 s 78 47 Evansville, IN 67 33 pc 73 55 Harrisburg 64 28 sh 65 48 Hartford 57 30 s 68 44 Houston 72 62 2.81 pc 80 65 Indianapolis 67 36 ts 70 55 Jackson 75 57 ts 80 62 Las Vegas 76 52 s 74 56 Little Rock 64 51 1.06 pc 78 56 Los Angeles 62 54 pc 61 52 Louisville 71 35 ts 71 57 Memphis 67 50 .02 pc 77 61 Milwaukee 66 40 ts 60 43 Minneapolis 66 46 sh 56 35 Mobile 69 57 ts 73 64 Montgomery 72 52 ts 74 58 Nashville 70 37 ts 71 59 New Orleans 78 64 ts 79 66 New York City 61 36 s 66 51 Norfolk 62 33 pc 68 53 Oklahoma City 59 45 .68 s 80 51 Omaha 50 42 .14 pc 70 45 Palm Springs 79 52 s 74 51 Philadelphia 60 32 s 67 54 Phoenix 80 51 s 84 52 Pittsburgh 66 28 sh 62 52 Portland, ME 52 29 s 51 39 Portland, Ore 46 40 .14 r 46 38 Providence, R.I. 54 28 s 66 46 Raleigh 64 31 pc 70 53 Rapid City 70 36 s 64 41 Reno 54 46 c 58 41 Rochester, NY 62 37 sh 61 48 Sacramento 62 47 c 63 49 St. Louis 62 37 .09 pc 79 52 St. Ste. Marie 52 24 sh 45 37 Salt Lake City 65 34 pc 61 41 San Antonio 73 52 .43 pc 81 65 San Diego 59 55 pc 62 52 San Francisco 59 48 c 57 51 Savannah 68 48 pc 73 55 Seattle 43 37 .55 r 47 38 Spokane 44 36 .25 rs 41 36 Syracuse 66 24 sh 63 47 Topeka 51 46 .26 pc 75 46 Washington 63 35 sh 67 52YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 87 Punta Gorda, Fla. LOW 3 Presque Isle, Maine MONDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 89/74/s Amsterdam 51/41/c Athens 49/43/sh Beijing 44/31/s Berlin 52/41/c Bermuda 65/60/pc Cairo 78/57/pc Calgary 48/31/s Havana 83/65/r Hong Kong 61/58/sh Jerusalem 65/44/pc Lisbon 69/50/s London 55/47/c Madrid 70/38/s Mexico City 72/49/sh Montreal 46/39/pc Moscow 32/26/sn Paris 52/46/c Rio 89/74/sh Rome 61/40/pc Sydney 74/61/sh Tokyo 43/31/pc Toronto 51/46/sh Warsaw 41/35/sh WORLD CITIES Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Sunday Monday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Monday TuesdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 9:38 a/5:08 a 9:03 p/5:00 p 10:36 a/6:00 a 9:46 p/5:40 p Crystal River** 7:59 a/2:30 a 7:24 p/2:22 p 8:57 a/3:22 a 8:07 p/3:02 p Withlacoochee* 5:46 a/12:18 a 5:11 p/12:10 p 6:44 a/1:10 a 5:54 p/12:50 p Homosassa*** 8:48 a/4:07 a 8:13 p/3:59 p 9:46 a/4:59 a 8:56 p/4:39 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 3/12 MONDAY 10:01 3:46 10:30 4:15 3/13 TUESDAY 11:05 4:51 11:35 5:20 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. MONDAY HI LO PR 71 67 0.10 Today's active pollen: Oak, juniper, nettle Todays count: 10.2/12 Tuesdays count: 10.8 Wednesdays count: 10.6 State BRIEFS HOW YOUR LAWMAKERS VOTEDKey votes for the week ending: March 9 By Voterama in Congress Financial Deregulation: Members voted, 390-23, to ease regulation of small and mid-sized firms that seek to rapidly enter capital markets and create jobs. A yes vote was to pass a bill (HR 3606) exempting these firms from some of the rules set by the DoddFrank and Sarbanes-Oxley financialregulation laws. Rich Nugent, Yes. Shareholders Say on Pay: Members refused, 169-244, to retain say on pay rules for companies that would benefit from regulatory relief under HR 3606 (above). A yes vote was to keep rules for non-binding shareholders votes on golden-parachute packages and CEO compensation. Nugent, No. XHydropower, Environmental Rules: Members voted, 265-154, to ease environmental rules so as to speed placement of small hydropower generators in Bureau of Reclamation conduits such as canals and pipelines. A yes vote backed a bill (HR 2842) to open up new electricity sources in 17 western states. Nugent, Yes. Keystone XL Pipeline: Senators failed, 56-42, to reach 60 votes for empowering Congress, under the commerce clause of the Constitution, to approve the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. A yes vote was to remove the White House as the Keystone decision-maker. (S 1813) Bill Nelson, No; Marco Rubio, Yes. Keystone Export Ban: Senators refused, 33-65, to require refined oil from crude shipped in the Keystone XL pipeline to be kept in the United States. A yes vote backed an amendment to S 1813 (above) also requiring that U.S. workers, iron and steel be used to build the pipeline. Nelson, Yes; Rubio, No. Clean-Air Rule Delay: Senators failed 52-46, to reach 60 votes for delaying the Environmental Protection Agency Boiler MACT rule for curbing emissions such as mercury and arsenic from industrial, commercial and institutional boilers. A yes vote backed delay and a rewriting of the rule. (S 1813) Nelson, No; Rubio, Yes. Key votes ahead: In the week of March 12, the Senate will seek to pass a $106 billion transportation bill and may take up a House-passed bill making it easier for companies with revenue under $1 billion to enter capital markets. 2012 Thomas Reports Inc. Call: 202-667-9760. QUESTION: Whats your position on public schools? I favor all tax dollars for education being shifted to support private schools. 3 percent (2 votes) Only public schools should get tax dollars due to the diverse needs of students served. 64 percent (45 votes) I favor government vouchers to help parents who want their children to attend private schools.29 percent (20 votes) I favor a majority of parents being allowed to shut down a public school then have it re-open as a tax-supported private school. 4 percent (3 votes) Total votes: 70. HOW TO VOTE To vote in this weeks poll (see the question on Page A1), go to www.chronicle online.com and click on the word OPINION in the menu near the top not the drop-down words underneath, just click on the top word. This takes you to the main Opinion page. The poll is there. Polls remain active until Sunday evening. ONLINE POLL RESULTS Rich Nugent Bill Nelson Marco Rubio A4 M ONDAY, M ARCH 12, 2012 Legal notices in todays Citrus County Chronicle 000AN2M Miscellaneous Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B12 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . . B12 Dissolution of Marriage Notices . . . . . . B12 Surplus Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B12 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 weeks: $36.65* 6 months: $64.63* 1 year: $116.07* *Subscription price includes a separate charge of .14 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-6363 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. This will only slightly affect your expiration date. The Viewfinder TV guide is available to our subscribers for $13.00 per year. 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health checkups and simple medications, to the underprivileged. We wanted to maximize the benefits of the trip, to help medically needy people, Amin said. The team is practicing for a match-up this summer with a cricket team from The Villages that has many more players, nearly 60. He said larger teams have an advantage when competing, as they have more players from which to choose. To even achieve what weve achieved is quite something, Rao said. Rao said the Citrus County team is looking for more cricket players to join the team. He said there are no prerequisites to join, just the love of the game. Vikas Kamat, team captain, said the game of cricket is pretty exciting. Were still enjoying the game here, Kamat added. Nobodys a professional here. For more information, call Jayanth Rao at his Beverly Hills office, Florida Regional Cancer Centers, at 352-746-1100. 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CRICKET TERMS Cricket a bat-andball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field, at the center of which is a rectangular pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible, while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an inning. Wicket one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of the pitch. The overall width of each wicket is 9inches. The wicket is put down if a bail is completely removed from the top of the stumps, or a stump is struck out of the ground by the ball, the strikers bat, the strikers person (or by any part of his clothing or equipment becoming detached from his person), a fielder (with his hand or arm, and provided that the ball is held in the hand or hands so used, or in the hand of the arm so used). Stumps three vertical posts that support two bails. The stumps and bails are usually made of wood. Bails one of the two smaller sticks placed on top of the three stumps to form a wicket. The bails are used to determine when the wicket is broken, which in turn is one of the critical factors in determining whether a batsman is out bowled, stumped, run out or hit wicket. Pitch the central strip of the cricket field between the wickets 22 yards long and 10 feet wide. Bowler team member propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman. Batsman team member hitting the cricket ball with a cricket bat to score runs or prevent the loss of ones wicket Googly a deceptive spinning delivery by a leg-spin bowler. Slog a powerful shot, usually hit in the air in an attempt to score a six, often without too much concern for proper technique.Source: Wikipedia CRICKET Continued from Page A1 Ball A red or white ball with a cork base, wrapped in twine covered with leather. The ball should have a circumference of 9.1 inches. Bat A wooden bat is used. The wood used is from the Kashmir or English willow tree. The bat cannot be more than 38 inches long and 4.25 inches wide. The bat has a long handle and one side has a smooth face. Stumps 3 wooden poles. Bails Two crosspieces for the poles Sight screen A screen placed at the boundary, aligned exactly parallel to the width of the pitch and behind both pairs of wickets. Boundary A rope demarcating the perimeter of the field known as the boundary.Source: Wikipedia CRICKET EQUIPMENT
Katherine Deleonabreu, 69 INVERNESS Katherine E. Deleona breu, 69, of Inverness, FL, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Hospice of Citrus County Care Unit at CMH. Kathy was born on April 19, 1942, in Brownville, NY, the daughter of Maynard and Alice Dillenbeck. She was a medical technologist at the Syracuse Upstate University Medical Center. Kathy retired to Inverness in 1996 from Syracuse. She was a Girl Scout Leader for the Girl Scouts of America, and most recently she was a volunteer for Hospice of Citrus County. Kathy was a jovial, happy person who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Ricardo, brothers Danford, Robert and William and sisters Easter and Brenda. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Carmelo Deleonabreu of Inverness, FL; daughter Roxanne Acosta and her husband, Benny, of Ocala, FL; son Anthony Deleonabreu and his wife, Deanna, of Kalamazoo, MI; sisters Patricia Skinner of Canastota, NY, and Georgina Martinez of Brewerton, NY; brothers, Lloyd Dillenbeck of Jacksonville, FL, Gilbert Dillenbeck of Syracuse, NY, and Charles Dillenbeck of Croydon, PA; grandchildren, Joshua, Yahaira, Jessica, Gabrielle, Julia, Tyler, Ricardo Jr., and Anne; six great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Deleonabreu will be held today, March 12, 2012, from 4 p.m. to the hour of service, at the Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness. Her funeral service will begin at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation be made in Katherines name to the Special Olympics Florida, Development Dept., 1915 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Maureen Richie, 63 INVERNESS Maureen Richie, 63, Inverness, died March 10, 2012, at home under the loving care of her family. Maureen was born in Plainfield, NJ, on Sept 26, 1948, to William and Marie (Scarpelli) Comiskey, Jr. and moved to Florida in 1974 from Metuchen, NJ. She was a teacher in the Hernando Co. School System with 35 years of service and taught at the Dolores S. Parrot Middle School. Maureen received her Bachelors Degree from Jersey City State Teachers College and her Masters Degree from the University of South Florida. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include her two children, James Richie and his wife, Cynthia, of Royal Palm Beach, FL, and Ann Marie Teel and her husband, Rodney, of Wilmington, NC; her mother, Marie Comiskey, Inverness; 2 brothers, William Comiskey III of Inverness; John P (Melissa) Comiskey, Ft. Worth, TX; her sister, Kathleen Balabas of New Smyrna Beach; 4 grandchildren, Collin, Rebecca, Audrey, and Cloie; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was previously married to James Richie and was preceded in death by her father, William J. Comiskey Jr., on Sept 28, 1996. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, March 14th, at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Leke, celebrant. Reposing hours are on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Wake Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family will establish an educational fund in memory of Maureen at the school where she taught. Contributions may be made directly to the family. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Harvey Brandt, 80 CITRUS SPRINGS Harvey Rolfe Brandt, 80, Citrus Springs, died Friday, March 9, 2012. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Citrus Springs in 2005 from Branchburg, NJ, via Belmont, NC. He was a retired executive with Cronacron Welding Systems, with 25-plus years of service in NJ and NC. He was a good and kind man, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He truly enjoyed spending quality time with his Family. Survivors include his wife, Valerie A. Conrad Brandt; children, Bryon (Sara), Michael (Wende), Judith, Rupert and Joseph (Kim); brother, Peter (Elsje); sister Hannelore (Hans); grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Cameryn, Joseph, Devin, Nadhya; and a host of extended family and friends, all of whom will miss him. He loved and enjoyed life; being outside in his vineyard and garden was his passion. He was an avid snow skier, a trained photographer, attained his private pilots license and flew small planes; he enjoyed reading, listening to classical music and the opera. Local arrangements entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. A memorial service will be scheduled in New Jersey at a later date and time. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Dominick De Falco, 85 INVERNESS Dominick De Falco was born July 6, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Carmine and Sarah De Falco. He died March 8, 2012, at Nature Coast Lodge under the care of Hospice. He was preceded in death by sister Phyllis Matoff of California, and brother Frank De Falco of Ocala, Fla. Dominick is survived by Evelyn De Falco, his wife of 59 years; daughters Karen De Falco of Inverness, Lisa Markle of West Hempstead, L.I., Donna Cafiero of Oceanside, L.I.; and sisters Marie Kurdziel of California, Jean Heffes of California and brother Benny De Falco of California; as well as 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dominick served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a steel rule die maker for over 50 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 77 of Inverness, and was a volunteer at East Citrus Community Center. Memorial Service will be at a later date, cremation by Chas. E. Davis, and burial will take place at the National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell. Sign the guestbook at www.chronicleonline.com.Billy Shields BEVERLY HILLSBilly C. Shields of Beverly Hills, Florida, and formerly of Ruston and Monroe, Louisiana, died on March 9, 2012, after a short illness. Born in 1923, he lived a full life. Following high school, he married Ruby Valine Ambrose, whom he had known since he was 9 years old. He joined the U.S. Army when the U.S. entered World War II, serving in the 361st Special Services Engineers. He served in the European Theater and was in the Philippines preparing for the invasion of Japan. He was part of the Occupation Force stationed in Japan before his release. After World War II, he returned to civilian life and resumed his career with Cities Service Oil Company (Citgo), where he worked for over 40 years rising to the head of the Auditing Department. Mr. Shields was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; father, Hugh Shields; mother, Susie Glen Shields; and oldest son, Billy Michael Shields. Survivors include his son, Gary Shields; and daughters-inlaw, Carol Shields and Margaret Shields; as well as 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Gunter, Melissa Lewis, Mary Shields, Billy Wayne Shields; and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Ella Jane Shields Holtmann; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express it sincerest appreciation to Doctors Villacastin, Walker, Javier and Gandhi for their many years of caring. Also, the family wished to express its appreciation and love to the staff at the Brentwood Retirement Community (Assisted Living Facility) and to his several table mates over the years. You all made such a difference in his life. Service will be held in Ruston, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome. com. 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the importance of child restraints, including facts such as car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. In addition, car crashes kill four children and injure another 490 each day. And the sad part, Littnan revealed, many of the deaths and injuries are preventable. Therefore, if the funds became available to reinstate the program, there would be four main services provided: car seat safety inspections, car seat distribution, car seat safety education for the community and national child passenger safety technician certification classes. The inspection, which would be by appointment, would be free and allow for car and booster seats to be checked for appropriate seat choice, correct use and installation, damage or expiration dates and manufacturer recalls. Littnan said four out five car seats checked are not installed property. People dont read the instructions, she said. With the distribution part of the program, Littnan and other certified technicians could provide car seats with education to those who qualify financially for car seats at a reduced price. During the course of the program, Littnan said she provided 4,000 car and booster seats to people. Which is a lot of kids, she said. One of the continuing problems with child restraint safety is though its mandatory by law that children must be restrained while in a vehicle, many families who cant afford proper car seats or dont know the safety issues are riding around with their children unrestrained and in used, possibly expired seats. In addition, families are buckling up toddlers without the proper booster seat and children younger than 13 years are riding in the front seat when they should not. In addition, Littnan would also be able to continue child passenger safety awareness in the community by being available for parents and other caregivers at hospital childbirth classes, health fairs, preschools and other places where increasing awareness is necessary. She would also be able to continue to provide certified technician training for those in the county who hold positions that involve the frequent transportation of children. During the programs 10 years, 5,800 parents and/or caregivers participated and the misuse rate declined from 92 percent to 84 percent. Whos serving those people now? she said. And Littnan fears many are buying secondhand seats that are old and expired because thats all there is. Ellis said while they were able to stow away about 40 car seats when the health department scrapped the program, about half of them are already gone and now only a few select people who have a dire need are being given seats. At about $60 a car seat with an average of about 30 to 35 seats being provided a month, the need for a funding source is imperative. Littnan is hoping something will happen soon so she can continue the program for the benefit of the community. Were working a little but not a lot, she said. For more information or questions about helping the child passenger safety program, call Littnan at 352422-0500 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. S TATEC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 12, 2012 A7 0 0 0 A R L S 000ARLS An exclusive 24 bedroom key west style home for seniors with various stages of dementia will provide a new standard of living. Reservations are now being accepted so call today for a personalized tour! 352-563-0235 sgwseniors.com A New, Innovative Assisted Living is opening in March in Crystal River! 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Heritage Oaks Path (Hwy. 486 Citrus Hills) 10 min. from Inverness, Crystal River and Beverly Hills Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-6:00pm Sat. 10am-2pm 000APNG 20/20 Eyecare PROGRAM Continued from Page A1 They have so much to give and often, we prevent them from giving. Cathy Jackson, program director at the Center for Independent Living in Lecanto, said she feels people often stereotype people with disabilities and tend to treat them as outcasts. They dont get the respect they deserve, she said. Just recently, Jackson stated she received a phone call from a person who severely stutters. He wanted help finding a job and explained how people make fun of him because of his disability so he went to live in the woods. Theyre shunned by society. Nobody understands them, she said. And Jackson feels all that needs to change. Many people have disabilities and dont know it because they dont think of something like having to wear glasses or having to change ones diet for medical reasons as having a disability, she said. Anytime you have to change your life because you now have limitations, you have a disability, she said. There are people with hidden disabilities. Just because you hop out of a car with a disability tag doesnt mean youre not disabled because its not visible. Last year, Jackson said their office served more than 700 people. Its not the hidden population anymore, she added. One way the Key Training Center works to raise awareness in the community is by having clients volunteer, work and live in the community and participate in community events. They also make education a part of many of the Keys fundraising efforts such as the annual Run for the Money campaign. Youre never too young or too old to learn, Whittaker said. Thats exactly what Jackson said she wants people to realize: education is important. It helps dispel the myths and stigmas associated with disabilities. She also wants people who are disabled to make themselves known so they no longer feel like they have to hide in the shadows. I want Citrus County to know we are here, Jackson said. They dont have to be isolated anymore. For more information about the Key Training Center, call 352-795-5541. For more information about the Center for Independent Living, call 352-5278399. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at (352) 564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline. com. AWAREContinued from Page A1 Gov. Scott has successful legislative session Associated PressTALLAHASSEE As the final hours of the annual legislative session dwindled, Gov. Rick Scott sat at his desk eating a sandwich. Next to him was a list of lawmakers to call and talk to about auto insurance. While others in the Capitol were predicting defeat for one of Scotts top three priorities a bill to help lower the cost of personal injury protection required in auto insurance policies and to reduce fraudulent claims the governor looked up from his lunch and predicted success. Well get a PIP bill, he said with confidence. Youre going to vote against a bill thats going to crack down on that fraud? Give me a break. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. And when the bill narrowly passed in the Senate later that night, it wrapped up a very good legislative session for the governor. Just a year ago, Scott came to Tallahassee as an outsider and at first appeared to awkwardly wade into the annual lawmaking process. This year Scott had a less ambitious, more narrowly focused agenda and pretty much got everything he wanted. We had a good session last year, and we had a great session this year, Scott said. This year I just know more people, so I just end up talking to people more. Before the session started, Scott named three main goals: increasing school funding by $1 billion, passing a jobs package and a corporate tax cut, and a bill that would make major changes to the mandatory no-fault auto insurance personal injury protection coverage. He got those done. He also had a second tier of priorities and got nearly the entire list passed. That included getting rid of some state boards and commissions; creating tougher penalties for human trafficking; drug testing for state workers; and a ballot question that will let voters decide whether to give businesses a tax break on machinery, equipment and other tangible personal property. Last year, Scott took office as a former hospital chain CEO who spent tens of millions of dollars of his own fortune to win the job. He had never run for office before and came to Tallahassee looking to shake things up. At first, even fellow Republicans were politely skeptical of the governors agenda and his approach to achieving it. But by the end of the legislative session, Scott and the Republicandominated Legislature began working more in sync. And thats how Scott began this session. He laid out more modest, achievable goals and worked within the system to get them done. Hes a lot more reasonable to work with. I think he now understands better the scope of his authority versus the Legislature. He had a good session, said House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders. Hes more realistic now. Getting lawmakers to agree to his school budget recommendation and a corporate tax cut were achieved with little problem. The personal injury protection bill was a lot more difficult and was still in jeopardy hours before session ended. Eric Eikenberg, a lobbyist who previously served as Gov. Charlie Crists chief of staff, noted changes to the no-fault auto insurance program have been attempted before. 2012 SESSION
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 352-746-3620, 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 Seventhday Adventist Church at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families through its food pantry, open from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Please have proper photo identification available at the first request for food. For information, call 352-212-5159. Nature Coast Ministries food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is at 999 State Road 44 in Crystal River (next to RaceTrac in the old Skidmore building). Call 352563-1860. SOS Ministry food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), opposite the entrance to Citrus Hills. Call 352-527-0052 or 352746-7161. If new to the program, bring drivers license and Social Security cards for all family members for initial registration. Food is distributed according to family size. St. Annes Anglican Church food pantry opens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Citrus United Basket (CUB)food pantry isopen to all underserved Citrus County residents from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at103Mill Ave, Inverness(east of the new courthouse). Participants must provide proof of income, photo ID and Social Security numbers for each family member. Contact CUB at352-344-2242 or email@example.com. First Baptist Church of Crystal River has its food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 700 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. 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 352-746-2144. Please have proper photo ID available at the time of the request for food. 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 352-6289087 or 352-302-9925. The USDA is an equal-opportunity provider. Citrus County Veterans Coalition operates a Veterans Food Bank for Citrus County veterans and their family members in need. The Veterans Food Bank has moved to its new location, opposite the Disabled American Veterans building at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness. This is the only location authorized to accept or distribute food staples for the CCVC Veterans Food Bank. Food distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The CCVC Veterans Food Bank will gratefully accept any food staples, which can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Richard at 352-4008952 or Gary at 352-527-4537 with any questions or emergency food requests. We Care Food Pantry gives out food to needy people. Initial registrations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for assistance, participants must be a Homosassa or Homosassa Springs resident with identification. For more information and dates for food distributions, call 352-628-0445. The food pantry of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The pantry is open to meet the emergency needs of people in the community. Everyone is invited to participate once a week as needed. Bring a photo ID and the date of birth for each member of your household. The church is at 1501 S.E. U.S.19, north of Sweetbay. Call 352-795-2259. St. Margarets Episcopal Churchs Feed My Sheep outreach provides a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are an equal opportunity provider. The pantry is no longer open on Wednesday evenings or Fridays. 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. 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 Meth odist Church of Homosassa, 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-toLake 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, Homosassa 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. 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Put aside bickering A recent letter criticized Obamas plan to combine six agencies to save $3 billion over 10 years. The writer says reducing employment by 2,000 is minor when a larger number retires each year. When an employee retires, it is usually necessary to hire another. The writer says the workforce has grown by 150,000 in the past three years, but doesnt identify the source of that data. According to federal records for executive employment, the number of employees has varied from 2.47 million to 2.65 million since 1964. When the numbers are based on Americas population, the record shows since 1964 executive-branch employment has varied from 13.3 to 8.4 employees per 1,000 Americans. And guess what? Obama has the record low of 8.4 per 1,000 Americans. This would make a fairminded person believe combining six agencies would save money. Obama had earlier developed a plan to reduce spending by $4.2 trillion over 10 years, but Republican leaders in Congress wouldnt consider it for fear it would help Obama get reelected. He has worked with the military to reduce spending mainly by reducing equipment outlays. This is at a time when America spends as much as the next 10 countries in the world combined on defense. Early this year, he proposed a jobs program to put construction workers back to work (by) replacing our aging infrastructure. This plan would take people off unemployment payments and turn them into productive taxpayers. Once again, the Republican leaders would not consider it. They favor an austerity plan to reduce spending. In a deep recession, an austerity plan only makes things worse. President Hoover tried this approach in 1930 and it failed miserably. Its high time our government put aside bipartisan bickering and do whats best for America. Stan Clewett Homosassa Send Obama back I hate the word unbelievable, but its the best word for the propaganda coming out of the White House. To cheering, fundraising crowds, our president boasts of an improving economy (so vote for me). Will reality trump charisma? Unemployment is shrinking. No, the number of unemployment checks has shrunk (from eligibility exhaustion). The true figure is more like 10 percent to 15 percent. Whats shrinking is our workforce now at 155 million, the lowest since 1988. Whats going up is Social Security Disability checks (10.5 million), by 18 percent in 3 years. The average monthly check is $1,100, costing $11 billion per month. Obama says real estate prices are inching up. No, but even if they were, we need more than inches. Whats inching up are gas prices. Obama says the cost of living is steady, even dropping. Not exactly. A simple accounting adjustment occurred. As of January, food and fuel are no longer part of the items that determine the cost of living. A sleightof-hand which coincidentally also will steal COLA dollars from Social Security benefits every year. Obama says the stock market is going up. Yes, but, the volume is going down. Only the rich and day traders are active. The per-capita GDP in America is whats dropping fast ($145,000 per person in 1976, $30,000 in 2011). College grads average $24,000 debt before their first job, and by their late 20s owe another $6,000 in credit card debt. Whats going up are debts federal, state and personal. Our out-of-control debt will bring riots to our streets. The debt levels of people older than 62 have been rising for two decades. The average mortgage for this group is $71,000, four times larger than in 1987. According to USA Today, lowerand middle-income Americans 65 and older now carry, on average, more than $10,000 in credit card debt, up 26 percent since 2005. The lesson: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, the great and powerful Oz has spoken! Use your vote to send the Wizard back to Chicago.Ted LaPorte Hernando Hopeless Congress Where does one begin when there is so much corruption in our Congress with no leadership? First, we had the socalled stimulus, then Solyndra and $500,000 of taxpayer money blown. Now, we have Harry Reids solar company, The Tonopah Solar Co. in Nevada that has received a $737,000 loan guarantee from Obamas Department of Energy. More taxpayer money and they employ 45 workers, or $16 million per job. Guess who is involved? One of the investment partners is Pacific Corporate Group, whose executive director is Ron Pelosi. Name sound familiar? He is the brother of the one who spent all of our tax dollars on her private airplane. The Senate voted on term limits last week. Guess what? It failed 24-75. Fifty-two Democrats and 23 Republicans think their jobs should be permanent. Earmarks were also voted on and went down to defeat 40-59, with 46 Democrats and 13 Republicans voting for the nonsense we see our money spent on. The only way the American people are going to get control of our legislative and executive branches of government is through the states. Somehow, we have to take back the authority given to the states and put the federal spendthrifts on notice the people will not tolerate their high-handed governing. When will Americans say enough? George Pratt Hernando Feel-good story Whenever I think about Hurkey the Turkey and his broken heart, I cant help but get a smile on my face. That kind of a story (and others by Shemir Wiles) is the antidote for the awful news that fills up our world today. A sincere thanks to the editor and to the writer. Keep up the good work.Duke Stoetzer Dunnellon Thank you from Beverly Hills On behalf of the Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit, I would like to thank all of you for your generous donations toward our annual installation and awards dinner, which were Jan. 7. We truly appreciate your donations. As you most undoubtedly know, we are a group of dedicated volunteers, both men and women, whose sole purpose is the protection of all property in the Beverly Hills development areas. Our purpose is to be alert to suspicious activities, be alert to any unsafe driving practices and note and report such things to the sheriffs office. When requested by our residents, we do house checks when they are out of town. Its businesses like yours that make our community such a wonderful place. With your support and donations, you helped to make the event a great success. The following are the businesses that donated to the BHSU: AeroSpace Corporation, Advanced Ankle & Foot Center of Florida, Venkat R. 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Patel, Pinch-A-Penny PoolPatio-Spa, Publix Super Market, Quality Cleaners, Quick Shop Barber Shop, Quiznos No. 7398, R&B Auto Care Inc., Raymond James Financial Service, Inc., Regal Nail Salon & Spa, Regions Financial Corp., Ricks Barber Shop, Rolling Oaks Utilities Inc., Rosemarys Hallmark Gift Shop, Ruby Tuesday, Schlabach Security & Sound Inc., Second Time Around, Select Physical Therapy, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Seven Rivers Reg. Med. Ctn. Volunteer Dept., Shear Fantasy, Skeets Restaurant, Solar Nails & Spa, State Farm Insurance Mike Bays, Stype Termite & Pest Control, Subway Beverly Hills, Suncoast Dermatology, Sunrise Nutrition & Massage, SunTrust Bank, Swanders Auto Mart, Gopal tatambhotla, M.D., P .A., The Hair Company, Tiny Treasurers Childcare & Pre School, Torrellis Pizza, Tri County Hearing Aid Inc., Tri Country Overhead Door, Triple T. Service Station, TruGreen Lawn Service, Twisted Oaks Golf Club, Village Inn Restaurant, Vinnys Barber Shop, Wal-Mart Inverness, Rita Weckesser, EA., P .A., West Coast Eye Institute, Winn Dixie Beverly Hills, Winn-Dixie Homosassa, Woodland Terrace Citrus County.Ann Panasik activities chairperson Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit Thanks, gents I am writing this letter to thank two young men and an unknown other who put out a lawn fire at my home. The two men were on their way to go out shrimping. They told me their first names; however, Ive forgotten them due to my excitement. Im so fortunate that they found my water hose and put out the fire. Richard Lee Crystal River Letters to THE EDITOR
O PINION Page A10 MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 To all military retireesA proposal has been put forth to increase Tri Care Fees by Oct. 1, 2012. Tri Care Prime, which is currently $520, would rise to $820 on Oct. 1, 2012, and in five years would rise to $2,018 per annum. Tri Care for Life, which currently does not cost anything, would start at $135 per person and in 5 years rise to $475 per person annually. Co-pay for non-formulary, which is now $25, would rise to $51 on Oct. 1. In five years time the cost would go to $34 and $64, respectively. I am aware that Congress never guaranteed that by serving 20 years in the military we and our families would have free health care for the rest of our lives. I, and Im certain many of you, were told from day one of military service by your recruiter and continuously by your officers and retention NCOs that if you honorably retired that this would be the case. What benefits we have, or did have, are slowly being eroded. There are more proposals to the above. For verification and what other suggestions are being made, three sites to refer to are: The Veterans Voice, VAWatchdog today.org and Military.com. Let your legislators know that we realize our nation has a terrific deficit, but not to try to solve it on the backs of our military, both active and retired.R. Mazzacua MSgt, USF (Ret.) Coyote history Re: Coyotes here first, Sound Off, Feb. 21.The caller sounds off telling the coyote complainer he should be grateful that you can still see wildlife and stop trying to destroy everything that makes our life here in Citrus County so special. The caller also drilled it into the complainer that (the coyotes) were here many, many years before whoever decided to build Pine Ridge built it. Well, let me burst your little bubble, Mr. Secret Caller. I have direct knowledge that those coyotes were brought here in the late s by some central Florida fox hunters. The fox population got low, so they went out to Texas and trapped up a few coyotes. Those few coyotes turned into many, as you can see. There were no coyotes in Florida prior to that time. Florida used to have a very large population of black wolves up to the early 1900s. They were uniquely marked with a white diamond on their chest. Once in my life, I thought I may have seen three of the black wolves in the Gulf Hammock area in the 1970s. The coyotes we have are becoming dangerous, but it will take a tragedy for our leaders to respond. One good thing: They will help keep the feral cat populations down somewhat. The local coyotes hunt mostly in packs, baying as they run fullspeed across hill and dale. Theyre getting this from crossbreeding with wild dog packs. Also, please note there is nothing unusual about a coyote behaving in an unusual manner.Joe D. Gilbreath Dunnellon A few words on what American Muslims need. We were discussing this, an olive-skinned Muslim man and I, at a banquet last year, when he said a wistful, poignant thing that has stayed with me ever since. We thought we were white, he said. Not white in the sense of race, whatever that unscientific word means. Rather, white in the sense of assimilation and admission, white in the sense of people from Ireland, Armenia, Cuba, Hungary, southern Italy and other places who, upon arriving here, were regarded as threatening, nonwhite outsiders and required to earn their whiteness, their acceptance, over several generations. When the man said American Muslims thought they were white, he meant they thought they had successfully navigated the trail blazed by all those other people from all those other places. Then came Sept. 11, 2001. All that progress and 3,000 human lives went up in smoke, and Islamophobia stormed America. What American Muslims need, I told him, were cultural ambassadors, Muslim actors, singers and joke-tellers who could change American consciousness through American televisions, multiplexes and iPods. Which is why I was pleased last year when the TLC network premiered All-American Muslim, a reality show about five Islamic families. And its why I was disappointed when it was canceled last week, an apparent victim of low ratings. Between the debut and the cancellation came the controversy, as the conservative Florida Family Association pushed advertisers to abandon a show it saw as too Muslim-tolerant, and too silent about sharia law. The group found it troubling a Muslim cop was shown saying, I really am American. All-American Muslim, said the FFA, was propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agendas clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values. Translated from the original extremist, that means All-American Muslim committed the sin of treating Muslims as if they were, well ... normal people. Soon afterward, Lowes, the giant home improvement chain, pulled its advertising from the show in a display of corporate gutlessness that still makes my left eye twitch as I drive past my local Lowes on the way to Home Depot. Obviously, the FFA is one of those cartoonish bands of cranks and paranoids who see danger beneath every hijab. Still, it is right in thinking All-American Muslim might have made it harder for Americans to sustain a blanket fear of all things Islamic. Popular culture has historically played a role in normalizing, individualizing and humanizing that which seemed frightening and new. This is what Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll and Motown did for black Americans. It is what Mary Tyler Moore and Cagney and Lacey did for feminist women. It is what Ellen DeGeneres, Will and Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy did for gays. And, it is why no less an authority than Bill Cosby himself has said he thinks the time is ripe for a Muslim Cosby Show. It is easy to hate the blacks as an abstract, but it becomes more difficult once youve been in Cliff Huxtables home and hes made you laugh and you have recognized your family in his. No, that recognition is not a panacea for cultural animus. But it is a building block toward the recognition of common humanity, and that is no small thing. So if All-American Muslim was a failure, it was a noble one. With luck, it will not be long before someone else picks up the baton it has dropped. As the Florida Family Association experience makes clear, success will not be easy. But the hateful paranoia that makes such a thing difficult also makes it necessary. We thought we were white, the man said. They know better now. Write to Leonard Pitts Jr. at 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Grieve not that men do not know you; grieve that you do not know men. Confucius, Analects 6th century BC All-American Muslim show a lost opportunity 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 COMPATIBILITY KEY Proposal raises valid concerns C oncerned that a proposed development on Citrus Countys coast at the end of North Ozello Trail would alter the face of their community, Ozello residents are organizing to protest it. As presented to residents at a Feb. 13 meeting convened by developer George Decker, the old Pirates Cove restaurant site would become the location for a fivestory condominium with vehicle parking on the first level and a restaurant on the top level. Additionally, Decker proposed improving a nearby county park with restrooms in exchange for parking space. Although residents are appreciative Decker has acted as a good neighbor by cleaning up the property and apprising them of his development plan, they are adamant the countys comprehensive plan not be changed due to the concerns raised by the proposal. Foremost is the proposed five-story condominiums 61foot height. Residents correctly argue a zoning change allowing a multi-tier structure could alter Ozellos old Florida character and set a precedent that could open the door for other developers to follow suit. The projects remote location in a coastal high-hazard zone also raises valid concerns related to fire flow, sewage disposal, timely evacuation and construction costs. Fire flow would certainly present a risk given the condominiums height and Ozellos available water pressure. The size of the condominium, in all probability, would require a package plant since no sewer lines extend to the site. Increased density along the twolane, winding road would make timely evacuation precarious. And the sites location in high-hazard and -velocity zones would have significant construction costs, making completion uncertain in todays economy. While Decker has the right to develop his property, development should be compatible with the local environment and adhere to the requirements of the countys comprehensive plan, which were in place when he acquired the property. Accordingly, the Citrus County Planning and Development Review Board, as well as county commissioners, are urged to closely scrutinize the projects feasibility and compatibility. Also, they should put the burden on Mr. Decker to demonstrate he has the means to fully address the financial, physical and environmental concerns associated with his project. Ozellos rural and serene ambience of days gone by is too precious to do otherwise. THE ISSUE: Ozello residents protest development plan. OUR OPINION: Project should be closely scrutinized. 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Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to email@example.com LETTERS to the Editor Dental details Editors note: In response to the Sound Off call titled Dental distress, published on Feb. 14, Captain Kojak suggests contacting Lake Dental in Leesburg (352-7352418) and they will take Medicare/Medicaid. If the caller or and anyone else with dental problems would like more information, call Captain Kojak at 352-2578694. No more holidaysOur federal government is $16 trillion in debt, but yet on Presidents Day, the federal employees all get a day off with pay. I think that needs to stop or else sign me up. Id like to have a paid day off. Theyre not my federal government anymore. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 Leonard Pitts OTHER VOICES Hot Corner: TEN ITEMS OR FEWER Cashier courtesyThis comment is for Ten, thats it, in Fridays Sound Off (Feb. 24). Have you never been in a line when the cashier motions you over to her line even though you may have 10 or more items? It is a courtesy on the stores part and Im glad they do it. So get a grip, deal with it and stop whining. I, for one, am glad they do it. Have a great day and happy shopping.Get the facts One day I had 14 articles in my grocery cart and I was in the items or fewer aisle. I was there because the cashier motioned me over. She had nothing to do and she took me through. So dont be so fast in judging people with more than 10. Sometimes they get called over when the cashier wants something to do.Got clerks OK Im calling in about the person who called in about Ten, thats it. Theres many times when I am in the grocery store and theres no one in the line for 10 or less and I get called up by the clerk. And if you cant be patient just because somebody has 12 items instead of 10, then you need to learn to be patient, especially when the grocery store or the department stores are crowded. So have a little patience once in a while. C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SO YOU KNOW Read more Sound Off./ B5
Healthy food stamps This is a single mother of two beautiful little girls, and, yes, I am on food stamps. I read the Chronicle every day and I looked at the proposed ban on junk food and sodas and I am in total agreement. I value every penny I get monthly and my daughters eat vegetables and fruit and we have a nice, lean budget. We dont have sodas. We dont have junk food. I refuse to buy them, not only because of child obesity which absolutely should be addressed but also because I dont want to abuse the system and I buy only things that are healthy for my children. As a single mother of two, Im completely grateful for the fact I do have food stamps and I use them wisely, considering childhood obesity and the fact I think I am concerned about my childrens health and welfare. I am concerned about vegetables and fruit and good healthy (food). I do not think anyone should use (food stamps) as something to buy their children sodas and unhealthy snacks for. I am all for the ban. I am upset about the fact that I cannot buy vitamin water for the children, but I can buy sodas and candy and snacks. Are you kidding me? No, I need tomatoes, apples, oranges, vitamin water.Bad vet treatmentOn the story on Bob Barton, I would like to say that, thats horrible the veterans get to go overseas to take care of the American people, but when theyre here in our country and they need help, it takes forever for them to get the help they need. And this situation is horrible, what theyre doing to him, and I believe more people should get involved and talk to these veterans organizations and help this guy that needs it so badly.Political football Citrus Memorial hospital: All we need to do is get rid of the lawyers and we could cut the fees there, cut the price and give people raises, wage increases. We also are spending, wasting money doing what theyre doing. Theyre just a political football back and forth.Describing president In Thursdays Sound Off (Feb. 16) column about Qualified candidates, the person said they dont believe any have served in the military and none have any manual labor or earn a living, yet they represent the American working-class people. I believe this is just a perfect description of Barack Obama.WatchdogsFirst off, Id like to thank the Chronicle for Sound Off, where the people can be heard. Id like to thank those watchdogs for going after the insurance companies that have been ripping off the homeowners for years on their homeowners insurance. Please think about going after them for the car insurance also. Its a crime when you cant buy out-ofstate insurance, but you can pay them to buy it for you. Please try to eliminate the middleman, watchdogs.When will it end? Citrus Memorial hospital: How long has it been going on and how long will it keep going on? I am talking about the arguing, bickering, appeals, lawsuits and everything else the two boards can find to argue and disagree on. Tell me, how can you run a hospital when this is all you do? Take a step back and look at what you are doing to the community. We, the people, are getting tired of all this mess. It is time for you children to come to an agreement. We, the people, think twice before using CMH with all the problems you have.Sad state I used to be an American; now Im a Christian. But Id like to tell you people something: I got a letter from Obamas wife to send $50 you know, for the thing and I got one from Sheriff Dawsy to send another $25. I only get $16 (in) food stamps. Im an American who served my country. What a disgrace. Ill send them 5 cents and I want change. I am a Christian; I am not an American. Goodbye and God bless and get wise to yourself, America. Youre being taken over.Close your doors Why is it homeowners keep their garage doors open after dark knowing rats are around and enter? Ive seen them enter the peoples garages numerous times. Plenty for kids Ive read about Jewel Lamb in the past and respect what shes done for many causes and (she) has a good business and that. But for her to say about Citrus County, Where theres not much to do anyway in the county for young people.... Theres tennis courts all over. Whispering Pines is a great park. You can go hunting out in the woods for wild pigs. I mean, where else can you do that? Theres places to go swimming. Theres fishing. Theres all kinds of football fields at Bicentennial, Whispering Pines. Theres baseball. Theres movies. Theres too much shopping. Theres tons of stuff to do around here. The only thing we dont have is a Major League baseball park in our town and, you know, a big playhouse. Weve even got Rock Crusher Canyon.More firefightersIm a retired Boston firefighter and I do live in Citrus Springs now for the past 10 years. The whole thing in a fire is called time. I would like to see Jeff Dawsy put paid firefighters in Citrus Springs where I live. Ive been monitoring the situation and I know hes put them in DeRosa and in Floral City. I dont mind paying extra taxes, Sheriff Dawsy. Please put some paid firemen in Citrus Springs.A salute to IPS Great job, IPS, for saluting our countys veterans, like you do each year along with many other schools in our county. Thanks for all you do in letting our young children know how important our veterans are to all of us.Perfect potluckThank you, Oak Pond residents, for the wonderful turnout for our February potluck and goodbye surprise for resident Rosemary Wells. We had 37 in attendance and the activity committee did a great job. Thank you.Welcome backChronicle this is awesome. Im sitting at home in Crystal River for the first time in about 10 years and I can remember the last time I actually called Sound Off and left a message and it was printed back in high school in 2000. So Im calling again to see if youll print this. Want to give my shout out to the Crystal River High School Class of 2001. Go Navy!Buschs skills You know, I dont care if you like him or not, that Kyle Busch can drive. Did you see the Bud Shootout? Whoa!The right vote Congratulations to the state senators who voted no on the prison privatization bill. I think they all need a round of applause for doing the right thing. The ones who voted for it or wanted it are very similar to the people in the federal government who would like to privatize the post office.New mall needed To the Look before you move: We have been living in Citrus County for 14 years. And, yes, we are happy to have a nice Lowes, Wal-Mart, Bealls, Ruby Tuesday and now Olive Garden We could use a more centrally located new mall with some major companies like JC Penney, Sears, Kohls, hhgregg, Dicks Sporting Goods, Bath and Body Works. These are the stores we all travel to and spend our money. Why not here? Plastic for fuel The American Chemistry Council conducted by Columbia University said burning plastic for energy could fuel 6 million cars a year or 5.2 million households. Even factoring in the energy cost of conversion, it takes about 8 pounds of plastic to produce a gallon of fuel.Dont trust strangersIm calling in regard to Feb. 20s Sound Off from the lady (who) said somebody came to her door and wanted to pressure clean it, in a gray car. Ive owned a carpet and upholstery cleaning company and a pressure cleaning company for more than 24 years in Citrus County. I always tell my customers if somebody comes to your door, unless you know them, tell them to leave immediately.Roads for cars People of Beverly Hills: When youre walking in the streets and you see a car approaching, the cars are for the roadway, not people walking. You need to get off the roadway and stop giving us dirty looks when we drive and youre on the road.CodeRED To have your cellphone number called in the event of an emergency, please call 352-249-2700 and ask for the CodeRED section of the Citrus County Sheriffs Office and they will be glad to accommodate you. You can log in both home and cell, for those who are interested.Flashs flags Well, Mr. William C. Young, born in 1926, I was born in 1930. Did you never read the funnies or the comic books? That is where I saw Dick Tracys two-way wrist radio and Flash Gordons flags in space.Republican fruitsIn order to harvest the fruit from being a Republican, you would have to be at $250,000 a year or more. 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Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head contest between himself and Mitt Romney should occur sooner rather than later. A defiant Gingrich predicted victories in Tuesdays primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and called Romney the weakest Republican front-runner in nearly a century. Santorum and Gingrich were campaigning hard two days before what has become a potentially decisive Southern showdown for the GOP field. Losing Alabama and Mississippi would effectively spell the end for Gingrich, who has banked his waning prospects on an allSouthern strategy. The former House speakers lone primary wins have been in South Carolina and Georgia. A win for Romney in Alabama, where polling shows a tight contest between Romney, Gingrich and Santorum, could all but bring the GOP nominating contest to a close. The former Massachusetts governor has built a substantial delegate lead against his rivals but has failed so far to win a state in the deep South, home to the Republican Partys most conservative voters. Santorum, who has battled to be Romneys chief conservative foe, burnished his standing with a decisive win in Saturdays caucuses in Kansas. The former Pennsylvania senator also carried contests last week in Oklahoma and Tennessee, giving him a toehold in the South. On NBCs Meet the Press, Santorum said Gingrichs recent stretch of weak showings suggests he has few options left in the race. Gingrich placed third in Kansas and dead last in Wyoming. The speaker can stay in as long as he wants, but I think the better opportunity to make sure that we nominate a conservative is to give us an opportunity to go head-to-head with Gov. Romney at some point and hopefully that will occur sooner rather than later, Santorum said. Push to end Syria crisis stalls BEIRUT An international push to end Syrias conflict stalled Saturday as U.N. envoy Kofi Annan left Damascus without a cease-fire and President Bashar Assads forces pounded opposition areas and clashed with rebels throughout the country. Western and Arab powers are struggling for ways to stem the bloodshed in the year-old conflict while both the regime and the opposition reject dialogue. Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan appeared to make little progress during two visits with Assad during his first trip to Syria as the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy. AP Photo/Kyodo NewsPeople light candles in the shape of Kizuna, which means the inseparable bond between people, during a memorial service Sunday for the victims of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, near the site of Heijo Palace in Nara, central Japan. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing more than 19,000 people and unleashing the worlds worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. Weddings Associated Press Family members apply makeup on an Indian bride before a ritual at a mass marriage Sunday for 25 couples in Allahabad, India. Mass marriages in India are organized by a social organization named Sarva Vaish Chetana Samiti done primarily to help families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts which are still prevalent in many communities. Grieving Associated Press A Palestinian girl cries Sunday during the funeral of 12-year-old Ayoub Assalya in Jabaliya Refugee Camp, in Gaza Strip. 3 killed in 3rd day of Gaza-Israel fight GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Cross-border fighting between Gaza and Israel, touched off by Israels killing of a top militant leader, showed no signs of letting up on its third day Sunday. Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at Israeli towns, hitting an empty school, and Israeli airstrikes killed three Gazans, including a boy and a farm guard. Egypt tried to mediate but failed to end the worst violence in more than a year that has killed 18 Gazans, all but two of them militants, and disrupted the lives of some 1 million Israelis living in Gaza rocket range. Even so, Israel and Gazas Hamas rulers seemed eager to avoid a full-scale conflict. A three-week war in three years ago left both sides badly bruised, Israel in the diplomatic arena and Hamas on the battlefield. In the current round, Hamas has pointedly kept its large rocket arsenal and thousands of fighters out of the confrontation, even though it has not tried to stop two smaller Gaza groups, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees, from launching rockets and mortars. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak acknowledged Hamas did not take part in the rocket salvos. Up to now Israel has blamed Hamas for all violence from Gaza because it rules the territory. From wire reports World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated PressBALANDI, Afghanistan Moving from house to house, a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they slept, killing 16 people mostly women and children in an attack that reignited fury at the U.S. presence following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans. The attack threatened the deepest breach yet in U.S.-Afghan relations, raising questions in Washington and Kabul about why American troops are still fighting in Afghanistan after 10 years of conflict and the killing of Osama bin Laden. The slayings, the worst atrocity committed by U.S. forces during the Afghan war, came amid deepening public outrage spurred by last months Quran burnings and an earlier video purportedly showing American Marines urinating on dead Taliban militants. The Quran burnings sparked weeks of violent protests and attacks that left some 30 Afghans dead, despite an apology from President Barack Obama. Six U.S. service members were also killed by their fellow Afghan soldiers, although tensions had just started to calm down. According to U.S. and Afghan officials, Sundays attack began around 3 a.m. in two villages in Panjwai district, a rural region outside Kandahar that is the cradle of the Taliban and where coalition forces have fought for control for years. The villages are about 500 yards from a U.S. base in a region that was the focus of Obamas military surge strategy in the south starting in 2009. Villagers described cowering in fear as gunshots rang out as a soldier roamed from house to house firing on those inside. They said he entered three homes in all and set fire to some of the bodies. Eleven of the dead were from a single family, and nine of the victims were children. U.S. officials said the shooter, identified as an Army staff sergeant, acted alone, leaving his base in southern Afghanistan and opening fire on sleeping families in two villages. Initial reports indicated he returned to the base after the shooting and turned himself in. He was in custody at a NATO base in Afghanistan. American soldier kills 16 Afghans Nine children, three women among dead Associated Press Anar Gul says her grandchild was allegedly killed Sunday by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. GOP hopefuls look at South Candidates spar before two state primaries Rick Santorum Associated PressRIKUZENTAKATA, Japan For 70-year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears Sunday, exactly a year after the disaster. My sister is still missing, so I cant find peace within myself, she said before attending a ceremony in a tent in Rikuzentaka marking the anniversary of the March 11, 2011, disaster that killed more than 19,000 people and unleashed the worlds worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. Across Japan, people paused at 2:46 p.m. the moment the magnitude-9.0 quake struck a year ago for moments of silence, prayer and reflection about the enormous losses suffered and monumental tasks ahead. Japan must rebuild dozens of ravaged coastal communities, shut down the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and decontaminate radiated land so it is inhabitable again. These are enormous burdens on a country already straining under the weight of an aging, shrinking population, bulging national debt and an economy thats been stagnant for two decades. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reminded the Japanese people they have overcome many disasters and difficulties in the past and pledged to rebuild the nation so it will be reborn as an even better place. Our predecessors who brought prosperity to Japan have repeatedly risen up from crises, every time becoming stronger, Noda said at a ceremony at the National Theater attended by the emperor and empress. Later, he told a news conference he hoped to see the disaster-hit areas fully rebuilt when babies born on the day of the disasters turn 10 years old. The earthquake was the strongest recorded in Japans history, and set off a tsunami that swelled to more than 65 feet in some spots along the northeastern coast, destroying tens of thousands of homes and causing widespread destruction. All told, some 325,000 people are still in temporary housing. While much of the debris along the tsunami-ravaged coast has been gathered into massive piles, only 6 percent has been disposed of through incineration. Very little rebuilding has begun. Many towns are still finalizing reconstruction plans, some of which involve moving residential areas to higher, safer ground ambitious, costly projects. Bureaucratic delays in coordination between the central government and local officials have also slowed rebuilding efforts. In Rikuzentakata, which lost 1,691 residents out of its pre-quake population of 24,246, a siren sounded at 2:46 p.m. and a Buddhist priest in a purple robe rang a huge bell at a temple overlooking a barren area where houses once stood. At the same moment in the seaside town of Onagawa, people facing the ocean pressed their hands together in silent prayer. Memorial services continued into the night. In Ishinomaki, survivors lit some 2,000 candles to mourn for the victims. The memories of last March 11 are still raw for Naomi Fujino, a 42year-old Rikuzentakata resident who lost her father in the tsunami. She escaped with her mother to a nearby hill, where they watched the enormous wave wash away their home. They waited all night, but her father never came as he had promised. Two months later, his body was found. Remembering Japan marks year anniversary since quake, tsunami disaster Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, observe a moment of silence for the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami victims at the TEPCO headquarters Sunday in Tokyo. A woman who lost her husband in the last years earthquake and tsunami holds a candle carrying the message of I love you on it, during a memorial service in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.
College basketball/ B2 NBA, MLB/ B3 NHL/ B4 Entertainment/ B6 Puzzles/ B7 Comics/ B8 Classifieds/ B9 Section B MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SO YOU KNOW Due to early deadlines, some lottery numbers were unavailable. Justin Rose, of England, pumps his fist Sunday after his putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Cadillac Championship in Doral, Fla. Roses putt was good enough to hold off a surging Bubba Watson. Associated Press SPORTS BRIEFS Manning spends day at Cardinals HQTEMPE, Ariz. Peyton Manning spent nearly 6 1/2 hours at the Arizona Cardinals headquarters and training facility on Sunday in meetings designed to lure the superstar quarterback to the desert. The session was even longer than the nearly six hours Manning spent at the Broncos facility in Denver on Friday night. Manning waved and smiled at cheering fans as he walked from the building to coach Ken Whisenhunts white SUV. With the coach at the wheel, Manning waved again as the SUV pulled through the security gate and past the loud supporters. He was expected to return to his home in Florida. It was unclear whether the four-time MVP planned to meet with the Dolphins. Adams determined to get Manning NASHVILLE, Tenn. Titans owner Bud Adams wants to sign Peyton Manning and said he will do whatever necessary to convince the fourtime NFL MVP to come to Tennessee, even offering up a job in the front office once his playing career ends. Adams told The Tennessean on Sunday that he has contacted Mannings agent, Tom Condon, to express his interest and ask for the quarterback to visit the Titans. Manning visited Denver on Friday and spent more than six hours in Arizona on Sunday. The 89-year-old owner said he wants Manning as the guy to get the Titans into the playoffs. Adams said hed love to see Manning in Titan blue after watching him the past 14 seasons with the Colts and will be upset if he doesnt get the quarterback. McNeill rallies to win Puerto Rico OpenRIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico George McNeill birdied his last three holes for a 3-under 69 to rally past Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa and win the Puerto Rico Open. Ishikawa, on the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that left his homeland in ruins, closed with a 68 on Sunday and had a oneshot lead. McNeill caught him with a birdie on the 16th, took the lead with a birdie on the 17th and added another birdie on the par-5 18th. It was the second career win for McNeill, who finished on 16-under 272. Ishikawa had his best career finish on the PGA Tour. Henrik Stenson (71) and Boo Weekley (66) tied for third, three shots behind. Rain postpones GatornationalsGAINESVILLE, Fla. The NHRA event in Gainesville was postponed until Monday. Intermittent showers forced the sanctioning body to halt elimination rounds several times Sunday. The final drizzle caused a delay of 3 hours, 29 minutes, prompting officials to shut down the drag strip for the night. Racing will resume at 10 a.m. Monday, with forecasts calling for a 20 percent chance of rain. From wire reports Associated Press Peyton Manning leaves the Arizona Cardinals training facility Sunday after a fivehour meeting with coaches and front-office staff in Tempe, Ariz. Associated PressDORAL, Fla. On a day of endless drama at Doral, Justin Rose won his first World Golf Championship standing on the practice range. Rose had to make up a three-shot deficit against Bubba Watson, and then a two-shot deficit against Keegan Bradley. Rose was steady down the stretch, even with a bogey from the bunker on the 18th hole, and closed with a 2under 70 to win the Cadillac Championship. Watson, as always, made it interesting. He hit a bullet of a 4-iron out of the palm trees to just inside 10 feet for a chance to force a playoff. His birdie putt missed on the low side, ending a wild day even by his standards. He closed with a 74. If that wasnt enough, Tiger Woods muddied his Masters future when he left after 11 holes with soreness in his left Achilles tendon, wincing badly on his final shot a 321-yard drive down the middle of the 12th fairway. Woods said he would have it evaluated to determine the scope of the injury. NBC Sports showed images of Woods behind the wheel in a black sedan as he drove away from Doral. It returned to golf just as Rory McIlroy, who started the final round eight shots behind, holed a bunker shot for eagle on the 12th hole. McIlroy pulled within one shot of the lead with a birdie on the 16th hole, but he closed with a bogey and a 67 to finish alone in third. Through it all, Rose worked his way to the top of the leaderboard with a nifty upand-down behind the green Tiger retires with soreness in Achilles tendon See ROSE / Page B4 Watson proves no thorn for Rose Stewarts gamble pays off in Vegas Associated Press Tony Stewart celebrates his win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday in Las Vegas. Associated PressLAS VEGAS Defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart made a bold move to take the lead on a late restart and held off Jimmie Johnson for a redemptive win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Frustrated by a pit mishap at Las Vegas a year ago, Stewart dipped below the two leaders from the second row to take the lead with about 30 laps left in the 400-mile race. He pulled away from Johnson on three more restarts over the final 17 laps for his first win on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in the desert. Johnson made a run at Stewart with four laps left, but couldnt get around him or get close again. Johnson finished second after starting at the back of the field in a backup car. Greg Biffle finished third, Ryan Newman fourth and defending Las Vegas winner Carl Edwards was fifth. Stewart had the dominant car a year ago at Las Vegas, only to be tripped up in the pits. He was penalized for leaving his pit stall with an air hose still attached and the team opted to take two tires on a later stop to get him back to the front. Stewart did get to the front, but the rest of the teams saw that taking two tires would work and switched tactics. Forced to take four tires late in the race, he dropped to 22nd and ran out of time to catch Edwards, finishing second. Stewart also had a good finish ruined last week at Phoenix after he turned off his car to save on fuel and couldnt get it to re-fire, a problem believed to be linked to NASCARs new electronic fuel injection system. He was well back in the pack after a lengthy pit stop and finished 22nd after a 16th at the Daytona 500. Stewart qualified seventh at Las Vegas and took his first lead on lap 135, beating Johnson on a restart. He lost the lead briefly on a cycle of green-flag pit stops and quickly regained it. He turned back a challenge by Brad Keselowski See STEWART / Page B4 Associated Press Florida States Michael Snaer (21) and his teammates celebrate Sunday after defeating North Carolina 85-82 in the final of the Atlantic Coast Conference mens tournament in Atlanta. North Carolina coach Roy Williams is at left in the background. Vanderbilt forward Lance Goulbourne drives to the basket Sunday against Kentuckys Kyle Wiltjer in the 2012 Southeastern Conference tournament in New Orleans. Michigan State forward Draymond Green cuts the net Sunday after his teams 68-64 win over Ohio State in the final of the Big Ten mens tournament in Indianapolis. St. Bonaventures Charlon Kloof, right, holds on as Xaviers Mark Lyons grabs for the ball Sunday during the Atlantic 10 mens tournament in Atlantic City, N.J. Associated Press ATLANTA L eonard Hamilton walked off the court with a net draped around his neck. Deividas Dulkys posed for pictures with a small flag from his native Lithuania stuck in his cap, holding a sign that said it all: ACC Champions. Not bad for a football school. Striking a blow against Tobacco Road and carving their own niche at a place best known for its gridiron success, 17th-ranked Florida State won its first Atlantic Coast Conference basketball championship Sunday by holding off storied North Carolina 85-82 in the title game. It means a lot to the program to be able to crack into the upper echelon of such a rich tradition, said Hamilton, the Seminoles 10thyear coach. We want to keep building the program so we can contend on a regular basis. Tournament MVP Michael Snaer scored 18 points and Florida State (24-9) used a barrage of 3-pointers to hold off No. 4 North Carolina. The Seminoles, who joined the ACC in 1991, showed its 33-point blowout of the Tar Heels during the regular season was no fluke, though this one went to the wire. North Carolina (29-5) nearly came all the way back from a 16point deficit in the first half. P .J. Hairston missed a tying 3 at the buzzer. It was the first time since Marylands title in 2004 that a team outside See NOLES / Page B2 Vandy dashes Wildcats hopes This time, its Michigan State Bonnies beat Xavier 67-56 Associated PressNEW ORLEANS Jeffery Taylor scored 18 points and Vanderbilt rallied to beat No. 1 Kentucky 71-64 in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game Sunday, ending the Wildcats 24-game winning streak. John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli both had 17 points for Vanderbilt (24-10), which was playing in its first SEC tournament final since Associated PressATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Conference Player of the Year Andrew Nicholson had 26 points,14 rebounds and eight blocked shots and St. Bonaventure won its first Atlantic 10 title by holding off Xavier 67-56 on Sunday. Da Quan Cook and Charlon Kloff added nine points apiece for the fourth-seeded Bonnies (20-11), who will be returning to the NCAA tournament for the Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Brandon Wood scored a season-high 21 points to help No. 8 Michigan State defeat No. 7 Ohio State 6864 on Sunday in the Big Ten tournament championship game. Draymond Green, who had 12 points and nine rebounds in the final, was named the most outstanding player of the tournament. The Spartans (27-7) See VANDY / Page B2 See SPARTANS / Page B2 See BONNIES / Page B2
B2 M ONDAY, M ARCH 12, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OLLEGE B ASKETBALL AP Mens Division I Basketball Championship 16 16 16 16 14 14 12 12 BYU (25-8) Iona (25-7) California (24-9) S. Florida (20-13) 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 Kentucky (32-2) MVSU/W. Kentucky Iowa St. (22-10) UConn (20-13) Wichita St. (27-5) VCU (28-6) Indiana (25-8) New Mex. St. (26-9) UNLV (26-8) Colorado (23-11) Baylor (27-7) S. Dakota St. (27-7) Notre Dame (22-11) Xavier (21-12) Duke (27-6) Lehigh (26-7) Michigan St. (27-7) LIU Brooklyn (25-8) Memphis (26-8) St. Louis (25-7) Louisville (26-9) New Mexico (27-6) Long Beach St. (25-8) Davidson (25-7) Murray St. (30-1) Colo. St. (20-11) Marquette (25-7) BYU/Iona Florida (23-10) Virginia (22-9) Missouri (30-4) Norfolk St. (25-9) Syracuse (31-2) UNC Asheville (24-9) Kansas St. (21-10) So. Miss. (25-8) Vanderbilt (24-10) Harvard (26-4) Wisconsin (24-9) Montana (25-6) Cincinnati (24-10) Texas (20-13) Florida St. (24-9) St. Bonav. (20-11) Gonzaga (25-6) W. Virginia (19-13) Ohio St. (27-7) Loyola (MD) (24-8) N. Carolina (29-5) Lamar/Vermont Creighton (28-5) Alabama (21-11) Michigan (24-9) Temple (24-7) Cal./S. Florida Ohio (27-7) San Diego St. (26-7) N.C. State (22-12) Georgetown (23-8) Belmont (27-7) Saint Marys (27-5) Purdue (21-12) Kansas (27-6) Detroit (22-13) MVSU (21-12) W. Kentucky (15-18) Lamar (23-11) Vermont (23-11) March 31 Final Four First Round March 13-14 Second Round March 15-16 Second Round March 15-16 Third Round March 17-18 Third Round March 17-18 Sweet 16 March 22-23 Sweet 16 March 22-23 Elite Eight March 24-25 Elite Eight March 24-25 Dayton, Ohio National Championship April 2 TuesdayWednesdayEAST WESTMIDWEST SOUTH Albuquerque Thu. Columbus Fri. Louisville Thu. Louisville Thu. Greensboro Fri. Omaha Fri. Portland Thu. Portland Thu. Albuquerque Thu. Columbus Fri. Greensboro Fri. Pittsburgh Thu. Pittsburgh Thu. Omaha Fri. Nashville Fri. Nashville Fri. first time since 2000. This is a rebirth for St. Bonaventure, whose program was embarrassed in 2003 for using an illegal player and then allowing its players to boycott the final two regular season games after the conference suspended the player. As the clock wound down, players hugged on the court and coach Mark Schmidt walked the bench and high-fived players. Nicholson, the 250-pound power forward from Canada, was clearly the difference in this one. The senior hit 7 of 13 shots from the field, all 10 of his free throws and single-handedly prevented Xavier from getting to the basket for most of the game. Not only did Nicholson dominate inside, he showed a soft touch, hitting two 3-pointers in an early 22-5 run that gave the Bonnies a 16-point lead. St. Bonaventure built the margin to 41-24 in the opening minutes of the second half, but Xavier made a run. The Musketeeers outscored St. Bonaventure 21-9 over a 10-minute spurt to get within 45-41 on a three-point play by freshman Dezmine Wells with 10:03 to play. Demiterius Conger got St. Bonaventure back on track with a spinning drive that turned into a threepoint play. After Wells scored in the lane, the Musketeers had a chance to cut their deficit to two points, but a 3pointer by Dee Davis hit off the rim and Nicholson eventually made it 50-43 with two free throws with 8:23 to play. the state of North Carolina won the tournament. The Seminoles sure earned this one, knocking off the ACCs two most hallowed programs sixth-ranked Duke in the semifinals, the Tar Heels in the final on back-to-back days. Its a great accomplishment just because their history is so rich, Seminoles guard Luke Loucks said. Not only to beat them, but to have an opportunity to play those teams on this stage and in this game was really important to us. Florida State hit 11 of 22 from 3-point range, which turned out to be the difference. North Carolina went 5 of 20 from beyond the arc, including Kendall Marshalls miss on a potential game-winning shot with 5 seconds to go. Marshall hit a 3-pointer with 30.1 seconds remaining to pull North Carolina within 83-82, and the Tar Heels went for the win after Okaro Whites 1-and-1 free throw clanked off the side of the rim. Instead of pounding the ball inside, a wide-open Marshall elected to put up another trey with five seconds left. This one missed, the Seminoles rebounded and North Carolina quickly fouled. Marshall, who nearly had his third straight double-double of the tournament with 15 points and nine assists, tugged at his jersey with head down as he headed back down the court. Marshall appeared to try a bit of gamesmanship when Dulkys went to the line for another 1-and-1 with 3.9 seconds to go. The guard ran in to scream instructions to his teammates just as the Florida State player was buckling his knees to put up the first attempt. No problem. Nothing but net. Dulkys made the second one, too, but the Tar Heels had one more chance. Zeller inbounded to Hairston at midcourt, and he quickly called a timeout. Only six-tenths of a second went off the clock, and North Carolina inbounded again from a more favorable position. Hairston got a decent look at the tying shot, a long, straight-on 3. But it bounced off the side of the rim. Snaer made all but one of his five 3-pointers, while Dulkys finished 4 of 9 outside the arc in a 16-point performance. Loucks and Ian Miller added 10 points apiece for the Seminoles. Hairston had 13 points and was North Carolinas most effective 3-point weapon, going 3 of 7 from long range. Florida State lit it up from the outside, especially in the opening half. Snaer made all three of his attempts from beyond the arc and Dulkys knocked down 3 of 7 from long range. Dulkys and Snaer swished back-to-back threepointers to give the Seminoles their largest lead, 47-31 about halfway to the margin of a 90-57 blowout in Tallahassee, with still just three minutes left in the opening half. North Carolina burned a timeout and managed to turn things around, closing the period on a 9-2 spurt that made the score more manageable. 1951, the year of its only other championship. The Commodores pushed ahead in the final minutes with a few timely shots, but mostly with suffocating defense. Kentucky (32-2) didnt score a field goal over the final 8:04 and shot just 35.9 percent from the field. Darius Miller scored 16 points in a surprise start for Kentucky while Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis both added 12. Kentucky coach John Calipari has repeatedly told anyone who will listen that he doesnt care about conference tournaments, viewing them as a nuisance before the NCAA tournament. But Vanderbilt obviously didnt feel the same way, with a wild scene afterward that saw Jenkins laying on the court with his hands over his face while teammates celebrated around him. Vanderbilt had already played Kentucky close twice this season, and the Commodores were up to the challenge once again. Taylor scored 13 first-half points and Jenkins hit three 3pointers as the Commodores pushed out to a 26-18 but had to settle for a 37-37 tie at halftime. There wasnt much separation in the second half until about halfway through, when Jones had two powerful dunks to put Kentucky up 54-49. It looked like Kentucky might pull away, but then the entire teams shooting touch suddenly went frigid. After a dunk by Miller with 8:04 left, the Wildcats missed 14 consecutive shots from the field to lose for the first time since Dec. 10. claimed their first tournament title since 2000 in a dramatic game that featured 16 lead changes. Jared Sullinger scored 18 points and Deshaun Thomas and William Buford added 11 each for the Buckeyes (27-7), who were denied a third straight title. The teams shared the regular-season title with Michigan. Buford hit a game-winner with 1 second left to help the Buckeyes defeat the Spartans 72-70 in the regular-season finale to claim a share of the title. Sullinger averaged 24 points and nine rebounds for the tournament. With 8:22 left in the first half, the Buckeyes led 1817. Michigan State appeared to grab momentum: A putback by Green and a layup by Keith Appling late in the half gave the Spartans a 3429 lead. Sullinger immediately changed things, scoring nine points in the first 7 minutes of the second half. He made a jumper and Thomas made a 3-pointer to put Ohio State ahead 52-45. Wood answered with two 3-pointers to put the Spartans back ahead, highlighting a 10-0 run. Late in the shot clock, Green found Wood under the basket. He caught the ball in midair while under the basket, and his reverse layup gave the Spartans a 62-57 lead with 7:27 to play. Greens 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining put the Spartans up 67-62. Austin Thorntons free throw with 12.7 seconds left put the Spartans up 6864 and started the celebration for Michigan State fans. VANDYContinued from Page B1 SPARTANSContinued from Page B1 BONNIES Continued from Page B1 NOLES Continued from Page B1 Associated PressThis time around, the drama began before the brackets even came out. Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina all earned top seeding for the NCAA tournament Sunday despite surprising weekend losses that brought more intrigue to the three-week, 67-game tournament better known as March Madness. Michigan State earned the other No. 1 seed and was the only one of the four top-billed teams to win its conference tournament. The Spartans defeated Ohio State 6864 in the Big Ten title game a contest widely viewed as the game for the last No. 1 seed, even if selection committee chairman Jeff Hathaway wouldnt quite go there. As it turned out, this game put the No. 1 seed into the field, he said. While No. 2 seeds Kansas, Duke, Missouri and Ohio State wonder whether they could have been rated higher, teams such as Drexel, Seton Hall, Mississippi State and Pac-12 regular-season champion Washington curse what might have been. Those bubble teams were left out, and all will be wondering how Iona, California and South Florida made it. In the moments immediately after the brackets came out, the Iona-Drexel debate was getting the most traction. They werent the last team in, Hathaway said of Iona. They had a very good nonconference strength of schedule; they were 44. I know a lot of people are going to try to compare them to Drexel, and Drexel was well over 200. ... We think we got that one right. Obviously, a lot of people will debate it, and thats what makes it fun. There were 11 at-large teams from the so-called mid-major conferences, four more than last year and the most since 2004 when 12 made it. Though the committee claims not to consider a teams conference when it picks the bracket, this was nonetheless a nod to the free-for-all this tournament can be. Last year, 4,000-student Butler finished as national runner-up for the second straight season, while VCU, of the Colonial Athletic Conference, went from one of the last teams in all the way to the Final Four. Who might this years VCU be? Its the question being asked across the country. Kentucky (32-2) and Syracuse (31-2) each enter the tournament with only two losses. Both were shoo-ins for top seeds Hathaway all but said so last week though their recent losses certainly will add more guesswork to those millions of brackets being filled out at spring training sites, corporate board rooms and everywhere else across America. The Wildcats will open the tournament in Louisville against the winner of a first-round game between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky, but it gets tougher from there. A possible second-round opponent is defending champion Connecticut, with No. 4 Indiana possibly waiting beyond that. Gators, Seminoles, Bulls all get chance to dance
Associated PressTAMPA, Fla. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera threw a perfect inning during his first spring training appearance, which came in New Yorks 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a game between split squads Sunday. Rivera was greeted by a standing ovation from most of the announced crowd of 10,810 at George Steinbrenner Field when he entered in the fourth. After Ty Wigginton flew out, Rivera needed 10 pitches before retiring Luis Montanez on flyball that center fielder Chris Dickerson ran down. The right-hander completed a 14-pitch inning 10 strikes by getting a grounder from Hector Luna. Rivera has strongly hinted 2012 could be his final year in the major leagues. Twins 5, Yankees (SS) 1FORT MYERS, Fla. Nick Blackburn pitched three scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins hit three home runs to beat a New York Yankees split squad. Blackburn gave up three hits without a walk. Danny Valencia, Joe Benson and Mike Holliman homered for the Twins. Minnesota had hit just three home runs in its first nine exhibition games. Yankees starter Phil Hughes threw three shutout innings and allowed only one hit. Manager Joe Girardi made the long ride to Fort Myers, rather than staying in Tampa to watch CC Sabathia.Tigers (SS) 4, Phillies 4 (SS) (10 innings) CLEARWATER, Fla. Ryan Raburn hit a two-run homer off Phillies ace Cliff Lee in the first inning and Detroit and Philadelphia tied at 4 in a split-squad game. Lee gave up three consecutive hits to begin the game, including Raburns homer. After Miguel Cabrera singled, Lee set down three straight batters, striking out two of them. Lee, slowed by a minor abdominal injury at the start of spring, allowed six hits in three innings. Detroit starter Rick Porcello went four innings and also gave up two runs and six hits. Rays 4, Pirates 3 PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Jeff Niemann and Kevin Correia each breezed through three innings in their second spring training starts, and Tampa Bay beat Pittsburgh. Niemann was perfect for the Rays, throwing 20 of his 27 pitches for strikes. He is contending for the fifth spot in Tampa Bays rotation. Correia gave up two hit and walked one for Pittsburgh. The 31-year-old right-hander struck out one. Rays third baseman Evan Longoria made a throwing error in his spring debut. He walked and had a sacrifice fly.Marlins 4, Mets 2 (5 innings) PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Johan Santana pitched 2 2-3 innings without allowing an earned run for the New York Mets in a rain-shortened loss to Miami. The game was called after the fifth inning. Santana gave up two hits and an unearned run in his 42pitch outing, walking two and striking out one. Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was taken to a hospital for X-rays after being hit in the left wrist by a pitch from reliever Chris Schwinden. The Marlins said he was being treated for a bruise. Miami starter Mark Buehrle made his first spring outing against major league hitters. He gave up two runs and five hits in four innings. Blue Jays (SS) 9, Braves (SS) 5 DUNEDIN, Fla. Ricky Romero, Torontos likely openingday starter, struck out four in three scoreless innings and J.P. Arencibia, Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie each had RBI doubles in the Blue Jays win over Atlanta in a game between split squads. Romero has allowed one hit in each of his two starts five innings with five strikeouts and hasnt walked a batter. Sean Gilmartin pitched two scoreless innings for Atlanta. Lawrie went 3 for 3 and is batting .579. Atlantas Eric Hinske hit his second spring homer in the seventh off Darren Oliver and Elmer Reyes doubled for two runs in Braves eighth.Red Sox 6, Orioles 1 SARASOTA, Fla. Jon Lester allowed one run and a hit in four innings in his Grapefruit League debut and Dustin Pedroia had two hits and two RBIs as Boston beat Baltimore. Against the Orioles, the lefthander walked four and struck out two. The only hit he gave up was an RBI single to Adam Jones in the first inning. Pedroias two-out double off Dana Eveland in the second gave Boston a 3-1 lead. Eveland gave up three runs one earned and six hits in two innings. Giants 7, Mariners 5 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Giants closer Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless inning in his spring debut and San Francisco nicked Felix Hernandez and beat Seattle. Wilson, who pitched last year with a tender right elbow, jogged in from the bullpen for the fourth inning to a standing ovation from Giants fans. He threw just nine pitches, allowing a hit and finishing with a strikeout-caught stealing double play. Wilson threw to catcher Buster Posey, who played four innings for his longest action of the spring to date. Hernandez pitched four innings. He gave up an RBI single to Melky Cabrera and a sacrifice fly by Pablo Sandoval. Rangers 6, Indians (SS) 1 SURPRISE, Ariz. Michael Young had a hit and scored a run, Derek Holland pitched three solid innings and Texas beat a Cleveland split squad. Holland allowed a run on three hits and struck out four for the Rangers, who won for the first time in five games against American League opponents. Mitch Moreland went 2 for 2 with an RBI and Adrian Beltre also drove in a run for Texas. Kevin Slowey, one of four pitchers contending for the final spot in the Indians rotation, gave up two runs on five hits while striking out one in his second spring start. Angels (SS) 17, Indians (SS) 2 TEMPE, Ariz. Vernon Wells and Mark Trumbo hit consecutive homers in Los Angeles six-run fifth inning and the Angels finished with 20 hits in a victory over Cleveland in a matchup of split squads. Howie Kendrick and Trumbo had three hits each and Wells had two hits and five RBIs for Los Angeles. Albert Pujos drove in a run and scored twice. Right-hander Garrett Richards, vying for the No. 5 spot in the Angels rotation, gave up three hits in three scoreless innings. Indians starter David Huff allowed five runs, four earned, and seven hits in three innings in his third spring appearance. Reds 5, Angels (SS) 4 GOODYEAR, Ariz Jay Bruce and Miguel Cairo hit RBI singles and Cincinnati beat a split squad of Los Angeles Angels. Bruce came into camp 16 pounds lighter than he ended last year. He has hit safely in all five of his spring appearances. Cairo, the veteran utility player who filled in for third baseman Scott Rolen most of last season, is hitting .417 in exhibition play.Rockies (SS) 5, White Sox 2 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Jamie Moyer was solid in his second spring outing, allowing a run and three hits in three innings for a Colorado split squad in a victory over the Chicago White Sox. The 49-year-old left-hander trying to comeback from Tommy John surgery struck out two. John Danks issued four walks, hit a batter, and struck out one in three innings. Brewers 5, Rockies (SS) 4 PHOENIX Yovani Gallardo pitched 3 1-3 scoreless innings and Milwaukee beat a Colorado split squad. Gallardo gave up three hits, walked one and struck out two in his second spring outing. Rockies starter Alex White allowed a run and two hits. Athletics 10, Royals 8 PHOENIX Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes went hitless in his second game of the spring for Oakland, which overcame Eric Hosmers homer, double and four RBIs to beat Kansas City. Cespedes, who created a stir a day earlier by homering in his first game with Oakland, flied out, lined out and struck out in three at-bats. He also drew his second walk in two games. Diamondbacks 8, Padres 7PEORIA, Ariz. Orlando Hudson doubled and homered for San Diego before Arizona rallied for a victory. Hudson hit a two-run homer in a three-run fourth inning and had a one-out double to start a rally in the next inning. 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The AllStar center hit a short hook shot over Kevin Garnett with 15.5 seconds left, and Boston couldnt get a good look at a tying 3-pointer. The Lakers scored the final eight points in their 18th victory in 19 home games, stylishly finishing their third straight victory over Boston. Rajon Rondo had 24 points and 10 assists for the Celtics, who opened an eight-game road trip by blowing a late lead. On Bostons final possession, Ray Allen failed to get free for a 3-pointer before Rondo badly missed a tying attempt. 76ers 106, Knicks 94 NEW YORK Lou Williams scored 12 of his 28 points in a dazzling third-quarter flurry, Evan Turner had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers handed the New York Knicks their fifth straight loss. Williams tossed in a long jumper to beat the halftime buzzer, then had a dozen points in the final 3:28 of the third quarter, when the 76ers seized control for their third straight victory. Andre Iguodala had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the 76ers, who turned a competitive game into a rout to end a three-game losing streak to the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points but Jeremy Lin shot just 5 of 18 for 14 points for the Knicks. Tyson Chandler had eight points and 12 rebounds after missing two games with a strained left hamstring. Cavaliers 118, Rockets 107 CLEVELAND Antawn Jamison scored 28 points and rookie Kyrie Irving came through again in the fourth quarter, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Houston Rockets. Cleveland, which recorded a season high in points, had six players in double figures in winning its third straight game for the first time this season. Luis Scola scored a seasonhigh 30 points to lead Houston, which has lost six of seven. While Jamison led the way by going 8 for 16 from the field, Irving again took over down the stretch. He scored 16 of his 21 points in the final 4:14. Irving orchestrated a decisive run in the final 3 minutes when Cleveland snapped Oklahoma Citys 14-game home winning streak Friday night. Bucks 105, Raptors 99 TORONTO Ersan Ilyasova had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Drew Gooden added 21 points and the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks won their sixth straight over the Toronto Raptors. Mike Dunleavy scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, as the Bucks survived a final period that included seven lead changes to win their second straight and pull within one game of the New York Knicks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks had just 10 active players for this one, having lost Shaun Livingston (sprained left ankle) and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (right knee) in Fridays win over New York. Milwaukee swingman Stephen Jackson has sidelined by a sore right hamstring since Feb. 19. DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Jerryd Bayless had 16 for the Raptors. Magic 107, Pacers 94 ORLANDO, Fla. Dwight Howard had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and J.J. Redick added 18 points and a careerhigh nine assists as the Orlando Magic ran past the Indiana Pacers. The Magic played without starters Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson, but seemed unfazed as they built a 20-point lead in the first half and got 30 points from their reserves. Orlando has won four out of its last five, and also earned a 3-1 season series victory over Indiana. Paul George led the Pacers with 22 points, Tyler Hansbrough added 19 and Danny Granger 18. The Pacers lost their fourth straight game and will try to avoid their second five-game losing streak of the season Tuesday when they host Portland. Lakers beat Celtics, Magic unfazed by Pacers Associated Press The Indiana Pacers Tyler Hansbrough, right, has words with the Orlando Magics Glen Davis, second from left, after Hansbrough had an argument with the Magics Dwight Howard during the second half in Orlando. Howard and Hansbrough received technical fouls after the play. Orlando won 107-94.
C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Miami Marlins at Boston Red Sox. From JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. (ESPN) New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls. 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers. 4 a.m. (ESPN2) Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers. (Same-day Tape) HOCKEY 9 p.m. (NBCSPT) Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche. SOCCER 12 p.m. (FSNFL) English Premier League Manchester United vs. West Brom. (Taped) 3:55 p.m. (ESPN2) English Premier League Arsenal vs. Newcastle. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2) MLS Philadelphia Union at Portland Timbers. Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BASEBALL 7 p.m. Citrus at Springstead SOFTBALL 7 p.m. Lecanto at Leesburg Cadillac Championship Par ScoresSunday at TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Doral, Fla., Purse: $8.5 million, Yardage: 7,334, Par: 72, Final Round:Justin Rose (550), $1,400,000 69-64-69-70272 -16 Bubba Watson (315), $845,000 70-62-67-74273 -15 Rory McIlroy (200), $516,000 73-69-65-67274 -14 Peter Hanson, $362,500 70-65-69-71275 -13Charl Schwartzel (128), $362,500 68-69-70-68275 -13 Luke Donald (100), $260,000 70-68-69-69276 -12 John Senden (100), $260,000 76-67-68-65276 -12 Keegan Bradley (81), $165,000 69-67-66-75277 -11 Matt Kuchar (81), $165,000 72-67-66-72277 -11 Steve Stricker (81), $165,000 69-70-69-69277 -11 Bo Van Pelt (81), $165,000 73-65-70-69277 -11 Aaron Baddeley (69), $120,000 69-74-68-67278 -10 G. McDowell (61), $101,000 75-67-67-70279 -9 Francesco Molinari, $101,000 75-68-71-65279 -9 Adam Scott (61), $101,000 66-68-74-71279 -9 Johnson Wagner (61), $101,000 70-69-67-73279 -9 Charles Howell III (53), $92,000 70-67-71-72280 -8 Zach Johnson (53), $92,000 70-68-67-75280 -8 Nick Watney (53), $92,000 71-73-69-67280 -8 Greg Chalmers (50), $85,000 71-70-68-72281 -7 Jason Day (50), $85,000 73-67-70-71281 -7 Robert Karlsson (50), $85,000 75-68-70-68281 -7 Martin Kaymer, $85,000 73-64-70-74281 -7 Thomas Bjorn, $76,000 68-68-75-71282 -6 Marcus Fraser, $76,000 76-68-69-69282 -6 Martin Laird (45), $76,000 72-73-66-71282 -6 Hunter Mahan (45), $76,000 71-72-66-73282 -6 Robert Rock, $76,000 75-70-68-69282 -6 Jason Dufner (40), $67,500 66-72-73-72283 -5 Bill Haas (40), $67,500 74-70-70-69283 -5 Anders Hansen, $67,500 70-72-69-72283 -5 Garth Mulroy (40), $67,500 73-71-69-70283 -5 Lee Westwood (40), $67,500 76-67-68-72283 -5 Gary Woodland (40), $67,500 71-70-70-72283 -5 Jonathan Byrd (33), $60,500 72-70-70-72284 -4 K.J. Choi (33), $60,500 74-67-70-73284 -4 Nicolas Colsaerts, $60,500 73-70-70-71284 -4 Branden Grace, $60,500 78-72-64-70284 -4 Dustin Johnson (33), $60,500 75-68-73-68284 -4 Juvic Pagunsan, $60,500 69-71-72-72284 -4 Chez Reavie (33), $60,500 78-68-67-71284 -4 Webb Simpson (33), $60,500 75-66-66-77284 -4 Darren Clarke, $55,500 74-74-68-69285 -3 Phil Mickelson (28), $55,500 72-71-71-71285 -3 Rickie Fowler (24), $52,000 74-70-72-70286 -2 Retief Goosen (24), $52,000 74-71-71-70286 -2 Miguel A. Jimenez, $52,000 69-71-73-73286 -2 Brandt Snedeker (24), $52,000 75-69-70-72286 -2 Mark Wilson (24), $52,000 72-70-72-72286 -2 Hennie Otto, $49,000 73-66-71-77287 -1 Paul Casey (19), $46,875 76-71-68-73288 E Ben Crane (19), $46,875 73-71-73-71288 E K.T. Kim, $46,875 74-72-70-72288 E Kyle Stanley (19), $46,875 69-69-76-74288 E Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, $45,250 74-70-73-72289 +1 Geoff Ogilvy (16), $45,250 73-73-70-73289 +1 Jbe Kruger, $44,250 72-71-73-74290 +2 Alvaro Quiros, $44,250 69-74-71-76290 +2 Y.E. Yang (12), $43,500 72-67-76-76291 +3 Sergio Garcia (9), $42,000 75-74-68-76293 +5 Paul Lawrie, $42,000 70-74-72-77293 +5 Louis Oosthuizen (9), $42,000 77-70-74-72293 +5 Ian Poulter (9), $42,000 76-77-71-69293 +5 Tadahiro Takayama, $42,000 74-73-75-71293 +5 Rafael Cabrera Bello, $40,500 75-70-75-74294 +6 Pablo Larrazabal, $39,750 76-73-71-75295 +7 Vijay Singh (5), $39,750 75-73-72-75295 +7 Fredrik Jacobson (3), $39,000 72-76-71-77296 +8 Alexander Noren, $38,500 74-75-72-76297 +9 Tetsuji Hiratsuka, $38,000 78-73-70-77298 +10 Sang-Moon Bae (1), $37,750 79-76-73-71299 +11 Simon Dyson, $37,500 74-72-73-81300 +12 Tiger Woods 72-67-68-WDSpring Training standingsAMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Detroit61.857 Toronto72.778 Boston52.714 Oakland73.700 Seattle73.700 Los Angeles53.625 Baltimore43.571 Kansas City54.556 Minnesota55.500 New York55.500 Texas35.375 Tampa Bay36.333 Chicago26.250 Cleveland27.222 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Los Angeles51.833 Miami52.714 San Francisco73.700 Washington43.571 Cincinnati54.556 Chicago44.500 Houston44.500 Milwaukee44.500 Philadelphia45.444 St. Louis23.400 Arizona35.375 New York35.375 Pittsburgh36.333 San Diego36.333 Colorado26.250 Atlanta19.100 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Sundays Games N.Y. Yankees (ss) 3, Philadelphia (ss) 0 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia (ss) 4, Detroit (ss) 4, tie, 10 innings Toronto (ss) vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., ccd., Rain Detroit (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., ccd., Rain Boston 6, Baltimore 1 Minnesota 5, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 1 Toronto (ss) 9, Atlanta (ss) 5 Wash. vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., ccd., Rain Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 2, 5 innings L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 0 L.A. Angels (ss) 17, Cleveland (ss) 2 Oakland 10, Kansas City 8 Milwaukee 5, Colorado (ss) 4 Arizona 8, San Diego 7 Texas 6, Cleveland (ss) 1 San Francisco 7, Seattle 5 Cincinnati 5, L.A. Angels (ss) 4 Colorado (ss) 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Mondays Games Atlanta vs. St. Louis (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Texas vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m.NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2517.595 Boston2119.5253 New York1823.4396 New Jersey1428.33311 Toronto1328.31711 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami319.775 Orlando2715.6435 Atlanta2317.5758 Washington930.23121 Charlotte534.12825 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago349.791 Indiana2316.5909 Milwaukee1724.41516 Cleveland1623.41016 Detroit1526.36618 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2613.667 Memphis2416.6002 Dallas2320.5355 Houston2220.5245 New Orleans1031.24417 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City329.780 Denver2319.5489 Minnesota2121.50011 Portland2021.48812 Utah1921.47512 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2516.610 L.A. Clippers2315.605 Phoenix1921.4755 Golden State1621.4327 Sacramento1426.35010 Sundays Games Philadelphia 106, New York 94 L.A. Lakers 97, Boston 94 Cleveland 118, Houston 107 Milwaukee 105, Toronto 99 Orlando 107, Indiana 94 Memphis 94, Denver 91 Atlanta at Sacramento, late Golden State at L.A. Clippers, late Mondays Games Milwaukee at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. New York at Chicago, 8 p.m. Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers684318793188148 Pittsburgh684221589219173 Philadelphia683922785220197 New Jersey694024585195179 N.Y. Islanders6928311066160206 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston684025383222164 Ottawa703625981216206 Buffalo693229872171194 Toronto693031868200212 Montreal6927321064183193 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Florida6832231377166191 Washington693528676184193 Winnipeg693229872181195 Tampa Bay683130769191233 Carolina6926281567181207 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis704518797183135 Detroit694422391217162 Nashville684021787195175 Chicago693725781207203 Columbus692240751161223 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver694219892215172 Calgary6932251276173191 Colorado703630476183187 Minnesota6929301068150193 Edmonton682635759180206 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Dallas693826581185183 Phoenix6934251078178173 San Jose673325975184173 Los Angeles6831251274151150 Anaheim6929301068171193 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Pittsburgh 5, Boston 2 Washington 2, Toronto 0 Florida 2, Carolina 0 St. Louis 2, Columbus 1 Calgary 4, Minnesota 3 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT Los Angeles at Chicago, late Mondays Games Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 resultsSunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (7) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 267 laps, 141.7 rating, 48 points. 2. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 115.4, 43. 3. (9) Greg Biffle, Ford, 267, 121.8, 42. 4. (18) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 99, 40. 5. (21) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 98, 39. 6. (5) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 267, 93.6, 39. 7. (26) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 267, 92.2, 37. 8. (19) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 267, 94.8, 36. 9. (25) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 267, 78.5, 0. 10. (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 113.1, 35. 11. (3) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 107.7, 34. 12. (16) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267, 78.7, 33. 13. (15) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 267, 75.5, 31. 14. (22) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 267, 71.9, 30. 15. (28) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 267, 69.8, 29. 16. (8) Joey Logano, Toyota, 267, 76.4, 28. 17. (10) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 95.7, 27. 18. (13) Mark Martin, Toyota, 267, 74.5, 26. 19. (1) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 94.3, 25. 20. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 63.2, 24. 21. (35) David Ragan, Ford, 267, 55.1, 24. 22. (11) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 110.4, 23. 23. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 266, 74.1, 21. 24. (27) Aric Almirola, Ford, 266, 59.7, 20. 25. (29) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 264, 51.8, 19. 26. (24) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 264, 56.6, 18. 27. (32) Casey Mears, Ford, 264, 42, 17. 28. (43) David Stremme, Toyota, 263, 45.4, 16. 29. (38) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 263, 44.7, 15. 30. (41) Ken Schrader, Ford, 263, 37.7, 14. 31. (31) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 261, 51, 13. 32. (20) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 259, 72.6, 13. 33. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 258, 34.9, 11. 34. (23) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 252, 32.2, 10. 35. (12) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, accident, 251, 69.2, 9. 36. (30) Landon Cassill, Toyota, engine, 240, 47.8, 8. 37. (14) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 238, 66.4, 8. 38. (39) Michael McDowell, Ford, rear gear, 147, 35, 6. 39. (37) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, engine, 123, 40.1, 5. 40. (33) Josh Wise, Ford, brakes, 64, 32, 4. 41. (40) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, vibration, 44, 27.4, 0. 42. (42) Timmy Hill, Ford, accident, 42, 27.3, 2. 43. (36) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, engine, 39, 31.9, 1. Race statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 137.524 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 54 minutes, 44 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.461 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 33 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 11 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Earnhardt Jr. 1-43; K.Harvick 44-45; G.Biffle 46; D.Earnhardt Jr. 47-73; G.Biffle 74; D.Ragan 75; K.Harvick 76-77; M.Kenseth 78-98; J.Johnson 99-133; T.Stewart 134-175; B.Keselowski 176; A.Allmendinger 177; J.Gordon 178-179; T.Stewart 180-230; C.Bowyer 231-233; T.Stewart 234-267. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Stewart, 3 times for 127 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 2 times for 70 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 35 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 21 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 4 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 3 laps; G.Biffle, 2 times for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 2 laps; D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 1 lap; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 125; 2. K.Harvick, 115; 3. D.Hamlin, 113; 4. D.Earnhardt Jr., 107; 5. M.Kenseth, 102; 6. C.Edwards, 102; 7. T.Stewart, 100; 8. M.Truex Jr., 98; 9. J.Logano, 98; 10. M.Martin, 97; 11. P.Menard, 89; 12. Ky.Busch, 87. 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. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 1 4 9 CASH 3 (late) 5 3 4 PLAY 4 (early) 4 2 2 9 PLAY 4 (late) 9 0 5 6 Because of early deadlines, Fantasy 5 numbers were unavailable. Please see Tuesdays Entertainment page.B4 M ONDAY, M ARCH 12, 2012 on the par-5 10th, and he seized control of the tournament with a shot into 5 feet for birdie on the 14th. Rose finished on 16-under 272 for his 10th victory worldwide, moving him back into the top 10 of a world ranking that remains loaded with Europeans. It was a day that left little doubt about McIlroys spot atop the world ranking. Just like Woods in previous years, McIlroy showed he could never be counted out with an array of splendid shots most of them from precarious spots in the bunker and threatened to win. And it raised more questions about the future of Woods. This is the same Achilles tendon he injured a year ago at the Masters while hitting a shot from under Eisenhowers tree on the 17th hole of the third round. It wound up forcing Woods to miss three months and two majors next year. This time, he was lifting his left leg and flexing his angle, even after changing his shoes at the turn. The limp became more pronounced until he blasted his tee shot on the 12th, shook hands with Webb Simpson and rode off in a cart. I felt tightness in my left Achilles warming up this morning, and it continued to get progressively worse, Woods said in a statement. After hitting my tee shot at 12, I decided it was necessary to withdraw. In the past, I may have tried to continue to play, but this time, I decided to do what I thought was necessary. Rose was oblivious to all this. He opened with two birdies through four holes, which was enough to catch Watson, who looked out of sorts all day. Watson didnt hit a fairway on the front nine, and only one tee shot managed to stay inside the bunkers that frame the fairways. He was in the water twice, once in a canal on the fifth hole that not many knew were there. He shot a 39 on the front nine, which included three putts outside 8 feet to limit the damage. It was like watching NASCAR. Watson would have looked more comfortable in his General Lee stock car he recently bought. What was he thinking? Im thinking Im not playing very good, Watson said. Still, he showed remarkable resiliency to give himself a chance at the end. Watson wasnt the only player who faltered. Bradley opened with an eagle, tied for the lead with a wedge into 3 feet for birdie on the fifth, then rolled in a 12-foot birdie at No. 7 that gave him a twoshot lead. Bradley came undone with bogeys on the par 5s, even though he was around the green with his second shot on both of them. and pulled away from Johnson on a final restart with four laps left to take the checkers at one of the few tracks he hadnt won at. Johnson had to break out a backup car after a crash in practice on Saturday, sending him to the back of the field. He didnt take long to get the No. 48 car to the front, though, challenging Matt Kenseth for the lead by lap 83. Johnson, who has never won in a backup car, overtook Kenseth 16 laps later and stayed there until Stewart beat him on a restart on lap 134. The five-time Sprint Cup champion stayed within range and was third coming out of a caution with 17 laps, then quickly passed Biffle for second. Two more cautions followed, but Johnson couldnt keep up with Stewart on the restarts. Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated the early part of the race, leading 70 of the first 73 laps 18 more than he had in all of 2011. He dropped back after taking four tires while nearly else took two during a caution on lap 74 and struggled with his car in traffic after that, finishing 10th to extend his winless streak to 132 races. STEWARTContinued from Page B1 ROSE Continued from Page A1 Associated PressPITTSBURGH James Neal had a goal and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Sunday for their ninth straight victory. Chris Kunitz, Arron Asham, Pascal Dupis and Matt Niskanen also scored for Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin had three assists to move into the NHL points lead with 84, two ahead of Tampa Bays Steven Stamkos. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots to run his personal winning streak to eight. David Krejci scored twice for the Bruins, but the Penguins chased Tim Thomas after the first period to keep the pressure on the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. Pittsburghs winning streak is the second-longest in the league this season behind the Bruins 10-game run in November.Rangers 4, Islanders 3 (OT) NEW YORK Marian Gaborik scored the Rangers third power-play goal in the dying seconds of overtime, and New York snapped its season-worst, three-game regulation losing streak with a victory over the Islanders. With the Madison Square Garden crowd imploring the Rangers to Shoot the puck, Gaborik snapped a rising shot over goalie Evgeni Nabokovs right shoulder to win it at 4:54. Brad Richards scored twice on the power play to reach 20 goals for the ninth time, and helped set up Gaboriks winner for the Rangers, who hold a four-point lead over Pittsburgh in the races for the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference with 14 games remaining. Brian Boyle also scored for the Rangers. John Tavares, Matt Moulson and defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored for the Islanders. Blues 2, Blue Jackets 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio David Perron broke a tie early in the third period, and Jaroslav Halak made 33 saves to help NHL-leading St. Louis beat Columbus for its season-high fifth straight victory. Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis. The Blues, coming off a 4-1 victory over Columbus on Saturday night in St. Louis, have won nine of 10 to improve to 45-18-7. Mark Letestu scored for Columbus. Panthers 2, Hurricanes 0SUNRISE, Fla. Jose Theodore made 34 saves for his third shutout of the season and Florida beat Carolina to maintain the Southwest Division lead. Tomas Fleischmann scored in the second period, and Marcel Goc added an empty-net goal. The Panthers, a point ahead of Washington in the division race, won for the second time in their past six games, and have beaten the Hurricanes in all four meetings this season. Cam Ward stopped 31 shots for Carolina. The Hurricanes were shut out for the first time since Nov. 18 in a 1-0 loss to Buffalo.Capitals 2, Maple Leafs 0 WASHINGTON Michal Neuvirth made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Brooks Laich and Matthieu Perreault scored in Washingtons victory over Toronto. The Capitals have won three straight. Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves for the Maple Leafs, who have lost four straight and 10 of 11, their fortunes barely changed in the five games since the change in coaches from Ron Wilson to Randy Carlyle. Toronto was coming off a 1-0 shootout loss at home to Philadelphia. Devils 4, Flyers 1 NEWARK, N.J. Martin Brodeur made 18 saves for his 650th career victory and Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists in New Jerseys victory over Philadelphia. Patrik Elias, Anton Volchenkov and Zach Parise also scored for the Devils, who have won four straight and five of their last six. With victory, the Devils pulled even with the fifth-place Flyers. Both teams have 85 points, although the Flyers have played one fewer game. Sergei Bobrovsky was in goal for the Flyers as the streaking Ilya Bryzgalov got a night off after starting 11 straight games. Bryzgalov has been brilliant, posting three shutouts as the Flyers won five straight coming in. Bobrovsky saw his first action since Feb. 18. Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers. Flames 4, Wild 3ST. PAUL, Minn. Jarome Iginla scored early and set up Curtis Glencross go-ahead goal late with a botched shot that became a pass, and Calgary hung on to beat Minnesota for its third straight victory. Glencross has a goal in seven straight games for the Flames, who moved into a tie for eighth place with the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference with 76 points. Theyre 4-1-1 in six games this month, and Iginla has six goals and five assists in that span. Sven Baertschi scored his first career goal to put the Flames up 2-0 early in the third period, but Erik Christensen scored twice for the Wild in less than 2 1/2 minutes to tie it. Olli Jokinen also scored for Calgary. Devin Setoguchi had a late goal for Minnesota. Associated Press The Pittsburgh Penguins Pascal Dupuis, left, falls Sunday after colliding with the Boston Bruins Johnny Boychuk in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 5-2. Pens stuff Bruins
Smoke screenThis controversy over contraceptives is nothing more than something the Republican Party made up to distract people from the real issues. If a Catholic is truly practicing the teachings of their religion, they will not choose that which is prohibited by that religion, regardless of what it is. Nobodys forcing them to choose.Let the dead restHow come people like Mimi Alford have to write these trashy books about people like JFK 50 years after his death? Was she afraid to write it when JFKs brothers were still alive? Is her pension and Social Security not enough for her to live on, so she decides to write a tell-all book to bring in more money? Why didnt she tell her parents when this happened? Well, the man has been dead for years, so just leave him alone.Breaks for businessWhat is it with these Republicans passing a law to give a tax break to companies and businesses that dont have any nonunion employees? Seems like its unconstitutional to me and also discrimination. Tell them to keep up the good work. Theyre going to vote themselves right out of office.Health care reformHeres the new Medicare program proposed: Lets say youre a sick senior citizen who isnt rolling in oceans of cash. The government then tells you theres no nursing home available for you, so what do you do? The new Medicare plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and four bullets. We suggest you discharge the loaded gun in the air four times. Of course, this means you will most likely be sent to prison where you will get three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heat and air conditioning and all the health care you need. Need new teeth? No problem. New glasses? Dont sweat it. Need a hip, knees, kidney, lungs or heart? Theyre all covered. As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you as often as they do now. And whos going to be paying for all of this? Its the same government that just told you they cannot afford for you to go into a home. Powerless presidents In case anyone forgot, the national average for a gallon of gas in the fall of 2008 was $4.11. In some places, they were paying over $5 a gallon. Who is president has little effect on the cost of gasoline, so quit blaming Obama. By the way, if Herman Cains 9-9-9 plan was in effect today, we would be paying over 33 cents in federal sales tax on a gallon of gas.Republican rants The vast majority of the letters and Sound Offs in this paper are the absolute right-wing people who are completely crazy about insulting the people who are liberals. And if you would look into what is happening day to day in your life, the liberals have caused all the good things that are happening, not the people who are in the Republican Party. You better remember that the next time you vote, because with the Republicans demanding and controlling everything, its only going to get worse for the average person.Drug-test fundIts nice to see that Jimmie Smith and the rest of the legislators have nothing to do but worry about drug testing poor people. I just got my property insurance bill and its gone up $600 in one year. He better set aside a lot of money for drug testing because after insurance continues to go up for all property owners, theres going to be a lot of poor people in Citrus County to drug test. Fire inspectionsIve been looking at a mobile home that I want to buy and I noticed that some of the mobile home parks (do not) seem to have fire hydrants if anything were to happen. I tried to call the fire department; theres no number except the 911 number in the phonebook and not even an address. Theres no one to call for someone to go around and check for safety conditions. Now some of the places Ive looked at have a lot of dangerous things. Theres trees down and they look like they havent been cleaned in 20 years. I want to know why no ones going around inspecting these places and making sure theyre safe.Button repairI have several pair of Levis jeans and they are all missing that top button or snap button. Does anyone know where I can take it to have it repaired or replaced? Years ago you could just sew on a button, but you cant do that anymore. I would appreciate your help.Wheres the separation?I would really like to know what happened to the separation of church and state. You do not vote because someone doesnt like abortion. Or you do not vote because the Catholic Church says they dont want birth control. You vote for whats good for the country. No one will tell me, as a woman, what I can or cannot do with my body. No man, no politician has the right. When I vote, I vote for whos best for the country, not the church.Firefighters neededNow that Jeff Dawsy has taken over the fire service, I see theyre getting more paid firefighters. They just put more in DeRosa and in Floral City. Ive lived in Citrus Springs more than 25 years and theyre just volunteers there. Theres nothing wrong with volunteers, but Id love to see some paid firefighters. When the alarm goes off, they could get out on the road right away rather than coming from their house to get to the firehouse. My house would be down to the ground by then. Please, Jeff Dawsy, consider putting at least two paid firefighters in Citrus Springs.Vote them outI just wanted to call as I was reading Friday mornings paper (Feb. 17), and thank Gino Calderone for his (letter titled) Catastrophic damage, that our government under Obama has caused us. They care nothing about our goodwill. And Bill Nelson, he needs to go. Congress only has a 10 percent approval rate. Lets vote them all out. Lets keep voting them out til we get a government that comes to us and asks us what we need to make this a great country again.Vultures hard workingThis goes out to Dont feed the birds, in Tuesday mornings paper (Feb. 14): Ill tell you what; turkey vultures, they clean up our county better than any county worker does. So why dont we feed the turkey vultures and keep them going because they do a fine job.Thanks for update My hat is off to Gino Calderone for his informative letter, Catastrophic damage, printed in the Chronicle on Feb. 17. ... The senator, we are told, voted against term limits for all legislators. Thank you, Gino Calderone, for bringing us up to date on this progressive liberal.Fighting bureaucracyThank goodness we have people fighting this government bureaucracy and takeover of Kings Bay. And remember, thats just the start. Pretty soon it will be the whole river, then the Homosassa River, then the Gulf of Mexico. These are bureaucrats making taxpayer dollars, a good living, and they have to have something to do. And remember that sports zone was a condition of them buying the refuge, not the other way around. They come in here and want to change the rules afterwards. Health care plan All you people out there, this needs to be advertised in the paper in the Sound Off. They need to listen to C-SPAN on Channel 14 of these health care things that are now being discussed by the attorney for the National Federation of Independent Business. And for the next six weeks, CSPAN should have health care arguments on there, and theyre not going to have it live. Somebody needs to make sure that we get to see it live.No motivation to wed In reference to Fox News concerning its single mother study: What is the incentive for a woman to get married today? They get tax credits. They get Medicaid. Why should they get married because if theyre not married, they have more entitlements? Again, this is what they feel theyre entitled to. They get all these freebies. So why, you tell me why should a woman get married today? They need to go after these bums that father these children and let them pay rather than the taxpayers. I know because I listen and hear what women say today.Interfaith cooperationCNN just announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been invited to Egypt to help the write a new constitution. What is particularly interesting is Ms. Ginsburg is Jewish and most Egyptians are Muslim. It shows intelligent minds can get together.Part of the familyThis is to my sister-in-law, Nora, who is married to my brother, Bosco Roland. She is the most wonderful person, sweetest person going. Shes the best member of our family. She takes care of my brother. She takes care of my brother here, who is sick from the war, every single day. And she goes to work, too. What a wonderful person. This is a tribute to you, Nora. And I hope that my other son can get to marry (someone) who will be just as good to him as you are to my brother. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ReservationsThere was a letter recently about Liberty Park, saying it was a great location to meet friends, play volleyball or picnic, but paying to reserve the facilities wasnt right. If someone reserves the gazebo or volleyball courts, it limits access to those areas for everyone else. Im not complaining; Im still able to picnic and meet with friends. But if someone wants an area to be exclusive to them, shouldnt they have to pay a fee? Other parks charge reservation fees. Why would it be different for Liberty Park? Reserving is done by choice. While one could try to stake out the area by being an early bird, they chose to leave that problem behind, knowing its reserved for them and their plans.Drug tests goodI see in the paper this morning that the House panel OKs drugtesting bill. I am in full support of drug testing anyone in government, the federal government, from the president right on down to local governments, from (the) governor right on down. Anybody (who) gets paid by the peoples money that works for the state or federal (government) should be drug tested randomly. And I really believe that because we had to at my job 40some years ago. So I think all these people should be tested. Parking lot complaints To the person (who) said if you dont want to park by a pickup truck, to move to another spot: Thats not the problem. I park my car and everythings fine. When I come back, theres a truck parked on either side. I didnt park there. They parked there.DRA help wanted About three years ago, I spent a day and a half at the Lecanto Complex talking to Swiftmud about a retention pond in the rear of my home and I got no answers. I was told by residents that it used to be kept mowed and clean. But when I moved in, the owner of the park told me he had it rezoned to a wet retention pond. I questioned this. It is a mosquito-, snake-infested swamp and now an eyesore. Shouldnt someone be able to tell me if it is a dry retention pond or a wet retention pond? If you can help me, please respond or you could call me at 621-3588. Liberals get less ink If I called in as a Republican right-winger and I was knocking the Democratic liberals, you would print it every time. But being that its the opposite for me, I never get it printed. Its been months and months and months that Ive called in, but I have yet to see one that you printed for me.Paying attention Whats the matter with the Chronicle ? On Wednesday (Feb. 22), the headline reads Woman says fine came with no warning. I read about the warnings over a month ago in the Chronicle Ignorance of the law is no excuse and Ill bet she gets her sprinklers fixed. About time something is done about illegal sprinklers.Backup for sprinklers Im calling with a suggestion to prevent the fines associated with your timer on your sprinkler system going off at the wrong time. If you get a backup battery-pack system, which is readily available at an office supply store, and plug your irrigation system timer into the backup system, the battery will run when the power goes out, and it will go for up to two or three days. This will prevent the bureaucrats from giving you a fine.More securityTo the person who complained about the Obama administration adding 150,000 employees to the federal rolls: The people scream for more border patrol agents, they scream for TSAs, they scream for more law enforcement. What do you expect? You want volunteers?Bottle cap drive closed The collection for plastic bottle caps is over. Please do not drop anymore off at the DAV building, but remember to recycle. Not Iranian oil Several times in the last month, I have read in the paper and the USA Today that the United States does not buy oil from Iran and that Iran has stopped selling oil to Europe, who only used to buy 3 percent of the product anyway. So why do we hear now that the reason our gas prices are going up is because of the conflicts with Iran? Iranian oil is not coming here, its not coming to Europe, so wheres it going? Its going to Japan or China, which means that we should have plenty of petroleum in this country and in Europe to lower the prices.Jail speeders Im calling the Chronicle in reference to recent people complaining in Sound Off about all the speeders in Citrus County. Theres a perfect way to stop all the speeding in Citrus County. No. 1, a certain amount of miles, whatever it is, automatic jail time. And all fines, regardless of speed, start at $1,000 and above. You will definitely stop the speeding. Hit it where it hurts. Put them in jail and hit them in the pocketbook. Thats the way to slow them down.Good balance Hey, Joe Meek, I agree with your first scenario. I think Citrus County has done a good job over the past decade to bring in business, because Ive been coming here since Used to be able to drive from Inverness to Crystal River without seeing a lot of businesses, enjoying the Nature Coast and the woods. Now its just more cars, more businesses. So Im happy where the economy is and I think 11 percent is acceptable because this is heavens waiting room. Its a retirement area. We want nature and woods. Weve got too many darn stores as it is. Leave it the way it is. Stop worrying about polluting our Nature Coast more and more with more stores and businesses and manufacturing.Govt not a business I cant count the times Ive heard presidential candidates and other public officials say weve got to run the government like a business. Seems like we heard this from the post office back in the s and, well, we all know how that worked out. Money Magazine All of you Fox News hounds who believe that the top marginal rate is too high, should take a look at the March Money Magazine. It will explain to you in there what the taxes are really and how many people do pay income tax. Road repairsThis is just a little bit of a forewarning for the people who have to drive Turner Camp Road in Inverness. The other day I called and thanked the county about the good patch job they did, expecting we would someday eventually see the rest of this road resurfaced. But as Im speaking to you, the truck is going by, pasting down new center yellow reflectors. So you can make up your mind that Turner Camp Road is off the list of any future repair work for some time. But weve got to thank the county commissioners for that. The stimulus money went someplace else. Thanks, trooperTo the guest columnist, Mr. Harman, in Tuesdays paper (Feb. 28) about seatbelt entrapment: I have nothing to fear from Jimmie T. Smith. You know why? I wear my seatbelt. Its the law and it saves lives. Hooray for Trooper Tod Cloud. Youre doing a great job. Keep up the good work.Buckle up Apparently Homosassas retired postmaster doesnt have enough to do so hes harassing a law enforcement officer trying to do his job enforcing the law the seatbelt law. Those who dont wear seatbelts contribute to higher insurance and medical costs, affecting us all. They are among the legion of other drivers around here who think that speed limits and red lights dont apply to them. All of them are breaking the law. Wear your belt, stop at red lights and stop signs, and stop ignoring speed limits. Thanks, WalgreensI want to thank Walgreens for offering their service for free blood pressure checks during the month of February. Otherwise I would not have known my blood pressure was extremely high over 200. They advised me to see my doctor immediately, which I did. Thank you, Walgreens.Sheriffs siteIm just wondering wheres the (online) arrest affidavits from the sheriffs department? Its been down now for over a week and I just wonder if theyre going to bring it back up or not. Not voting Im getting sick and tired of the presidential candidates cutting in on my sleeping time in the evenings when they want me to ask them questions about a telethon. I mean this is getting sickening. Thats why Im not going to vote for anybody this year.Count in community I only have one comment for the people who are calling in and have nothing else to do but count the amount of food in the express lanes: Please, please volunteer somewhere. I mean really, get a life. This is just absolutely ridiculous that someone would stand there and count the amount of groceries in an express lane. Its ridiculous.Too old to digIm still asking how to get rid of saw palmettos. Somebody said to use weed killer. Well, I want you to know I poured gallons of it and theyre still growing and theyre expanding. Anybody out there have any suggestions of what to do with them? I cant dig them up because Im 75 years of age and infirm.Puzzles, anyone? I have some 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles that I am finished with. Is there a senior organization or a senior clubhouse who could make use of them?Insurance perks We, the people, want to know why the millionaires in Congress get such a big health insurance premium discount. Senators voted to keep the job perks. Sen. Joe Negron offered an amendment to a bill that would have increased legislators premiums from $8 to $50 a month for individual coverage and from $30 to $180 for family coverage. If all of us could pay those prices, more of us could be insured. Great 15 minutesI am a resident of Citrus County in Hernando and want to thank the cloggers dancers for the 15 minutes of beautiful performance. Our hearts were broken when the dancers were sent home because they were going to ruin the floor. I guess the floor is more important than us, the residents. We are sad. Sinister fact Since 1929 when Herbert Hoover became president, over half of the presidents elected have been left-handed. Unusual fact.Syrian interventionIsnt the U.N. supposed to step in with this crisis in Syria? If not, why are they getting paid anything if they dont step into these situations? NATO, are they supposed to step in? Who is supposed to step in that we send money over there to? Why keep sending money if they dont do anything about situations like this crisis in Syria?Thanks, Phillipses This is a great-big thank-you to John and Cheryl Phillips for their wonderful donation of the boat vacuum. They have been here since or at least moved to Kings Bay waters edge in 1996, and they truly are going to see a gem. This is what the Nature Coast was all about. Its a beautiful bay and I would like to thank them very much. Confusing deal Ive been reading your article in the Tuesday, Feb. 21, edition of the Chronicle concerning Progress Energy and the PSC and some kind of agreement thats going on. Its hard to understand, but one thing thats probably for certain: we the ratepayers are probably going to get the bad end of the deal. I just cant figure out whats going on, but it seems that theres going to be no relief from paying for a nuclear plant that may or may not be ever built.Illegal irrigationI walk my dogs around 7 a.m. every morning. Theres a house near the bottom of a hill in Pine Ridge that has been watering every day for the last three months. You can see the water patterns on the street. I called the county Water Conservation Department over three weeks ago and was told they have to actually see them watering to issue a citation. Really? They said they would check the property tax records and send a letter. Guess that never happened. They need to change their working hours, as most people illegally watering do it at night. What are we paying them for? O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 12, 2012 B5 SOUND OFF The Chronicle invites 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. Sound OFF S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579
D AVIDG ERMAIN AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES Dr. Seuss the Lorax has easily beaten Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter at the weekend box office. Studio estimates Sunday put Universal Pictures The Lorax at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend as the animated adventure based on the childrens book took in $39.1 million. That raised its 10-day domestic total to $122 million, making The Lorax the top-grossing movie released this year. John Carter, based on Tarzan creator Burroughs tales of the interplanetary adventurer, opened in second-place with $30.6 million. Thats an awful start given the whopping $250 million that Disney reportedly spent to make John Carter, which also earned generally poor reviews that will hurt its long-term prospects. The movies salvation could come overseas, where John Carter opened in 55 markets with $70.6 million, giving it a worldwide total of $101.2 million. The stronger international business helps, but that worldwide total still pales compared to global debuts of $200 million and up for many modern blockbusters. We would have hoped for more considering the larger economics of the film but are still encouraged with how its been received by audiences that have seen it and hope to see that generate positive word of mouth for the balance of the run, said Dave Hollis, Disneys head of distribution. The Warner Bros. teen comedy Project X held up well in its second weekend with $11.6 million to finish at No. 3 and raise its domestic haul to $40.1 million. Elizabeth Olsens horror tale Silent House, released by Open Road Films, opened modestly at No. 4 with $7 million. Olsen plays a young woman terrorized inside her familys spooky summer home. Eddie Murphys comedy A Thousand Words, a leftover shot in 2008 and finally dumped into theaters by distributor Paramount, was a dud at No. 6 with $6.4 million. The movie features Murphy as a fast-talking literary agent and neglectful family man who gets a lesson on the important things in life after discovering he has only a thousand words left to utter before he dies. A Thousand Words was so bad it had a perfect score on the film critic site Rottentomatoes.com: all of the 37 reviews compiled there for the movie were negative. John Carter at least managed 49 percent favorable notices of the 170 reviews compiled there. Thats still not a recipe for staying power at the box office, particularly with such a bad opening in the United States. If you just take the domestic number, its not a very pretty picture, said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com. But if you look at the worldwide opening weekend of a hundred million dollars, thats pretty solid. John Carter casts Friday Night Lights co-star Taylor Kitsch in the title role as a 19th century Civil War veteran whisked away to Mars, where he falls for a beautiful princess and becomes a hero in the red planets own civil war. Disney executives noted the movie had a 25 percent uptick in domestic business from opening day Friday to Saturday, saying it was a sign that audiences were talking up John Carter to friends. But the movie drew only 41 percent of its viewers from the under25 crowd, indicating that Hollywoods key audience of young action fans was not interested. Overall domestic business rose again as studios continued their 2012 box-office roll. Revenues totaled $140.5 million, up 8.7 percent from the same weekend last year, according to Hollywood.com. Cherry, Sheridan lawsuit nears end Associated PressLOS ANGELES For eight seasons, Marc Cherry has woven conflict, mystery and death into the story lines of ABCs Desperate Housewives, but soon 12 jurors will be the ones supplying suspense for the veteran television writer. Deliberations in actress Nicollette Sheridans wrongful termination lawsuit begin this week, with the panel deciding whether they believe the actress was fired after complaining Cherry, the series creator and show-runner, struck her on the set. He denies walloping her and contends her demise from the hit series was a longplanned plot point. Seven days of testimony have revealed conflicting stories that could easily have been scripted in the Housewives writers room, providing a fascinating look behind the scenes of a hit prime-time series, complete with financial pressures, cast conflicts and secret meetings all on display. Jurors have watched montages and outtakes from the show, including the 48 and counting deaths aired since the series began in 2004. Much of the case has centered on the events in 2008, but moments after actor James Denton finished testifying, jurors heard an inadvertent spoiler about his character. Cherry has portrayed Sheridan as a polarizing figure on set, bickering with Teri Hatcher during the first season, not unlike the plot line at the time. He also testified that Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman were relieved to learn in December 2008 that Sheridans role as Edie Britt was being eliminated. Yet he praised Sheridan as an actress who performed so well in the shows pilot that he lobbied to make her a series regular and share the shows profits. Jurors wont hear directly from Longoria or Huffman after a judge deemed their testimony unnecessary. Sheridan attorney Mark Baute has noted none of Cherrys allegations of bad behavior were never documented, and Cherry himself maintains he opted to kill off Edie in the fifth season primarily for creative reasons. Jury to begin deliberations this week Today is Monday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2012. There are 294 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides, a movement which had originated in Britain along with the Boy Scouts. On this date: In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to the rank of general-in-chief of the Union armies in the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln. In 1913, Canberra was officially designated the future capital of Australia. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio fireside chats, telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nations economic crisis. In 1951, Dennis the Menace, created by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, made its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers. In 1980, a Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys. (The next day, Gacy was sentenced to death; he was executed in May 1994.) In 1987, the musical play Les Miserables opened on Broadway. Ten years ago: Houston homemaker Andrea Yates was convicted of murder in the drowning deaths of her five children in the family bathtub. (Yates was later retried and found not guilty by reason of insanity.) Five years ago: Masked Palestinians kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston at gunpoint in Gaza City. (He was released several months later.) One year ago: Legendary American jazz drummer Joe Morello, 82, a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, died in Irvington, N.J. Todays Birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee is 84. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 76. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 66. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 65. Author Carl Hiaasen is 59. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 50. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 43. Thought for Today: A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet (1547-1616). Marc Cherry Nicollette Sheridan E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 Lorax still on top C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Birthday : Because youll be extremely capable of realizing an ambitious objective, the progress that youre looking for can be made in the year ahead, albeit with a bit of hard work and a lot of effort on your part. Move onward and upward, and dont stint the elbow grease. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) An interesting development could occur that would elevate your hopes and expectations. Just because something sounds too good to be true doesnt mean that it lacks potential. Aries (March 21-April 19) Give money matters top priority, because this could be one of those rare days when you can effortlessly reach your financial goals and fatten your bank account in the process. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Meaningful projects that you personally direct have excellent chances for success. Apply your best efforts toward getting what you really want. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Most of the time, it is unwise to rely totally on your hunches while ignoring your logic. Today, though, could be one of those rare exceptions when you wont want to discount your intuition. Cancer (June 21-July 22) If a face-to-face meeting concerning an important involvement with another becomes necessary, dont use a surrogate, even if you think that person could do a better job. You need to handle this in person if you want the credit that will eventually come. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Dont be afraid if you get drawn into a competitive involvement that has rather high emotional or financial stakes. Youll come out ahead. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your optimistic outlook will be one of your greatest assets. Youll use it effectively to further your personal interests by minimizing all insignificant negatives. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Persons will be supportive when you get them to understand how they can benefit from a collective involvement. Spell everything out without holding back any of the details. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) This can be a better than usual day for negotiating important agreements. The key to success will be ensuring that a project yields equal benefit to all parties involved. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Financial trends look unusually positive, especially regarding dealings in which youre personally prepared to work hard for what you hope to get. Think big. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) If there is someone of the opposite gender whom youre desirous of impressing, dont come on too strong. In fact, be a bit standoffish and try to let him or her make the first move. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Dont hesitate to press for a close if theres an important matter that you want to wrap up. Its one of those days when you could get exactly what you want. 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SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 Dr. Seuss film trumps action flick John Carter Associated Press Lynn Collins portrays Dejah Thoris, left, and Taylor Kitsch portrays John Carter in a scene from John Carter. J AKE C OYLE AP Entertainment WriterAUSTIN, Texas After several years of studio purgatory, Joss Whedons longshelved, much-anticipated horror film The Cabin in the Woods finally arrived before audiences at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Nobody complained about the delay. It really holds up, deadpanned Whedon after the Friday evening premiere before a rapturous, hooting crowd at Austins Paramount Theatre. I would say, timeless classic. The Cabin in the Woods, which Whedon produced and co-wrote with director Drew Goddard, had been stuck in limbo after its studio, MGM, went bankrupt in 2010. It is being released by Lionsgate, opening on April 13. The film couldnt have played better as the opener of SXSW, a festival known for its warm receptions to edgy popcorn fare. The Oscar-nominated comedy Bridesmaids premiered at the festival last year. The SXSW crowds, currently attending the film festival and its mobbed interactive section, regard Whedon as something of a geek god. The creator of the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, as well as the acclaimed Web series Dr. Horribles SingAlong Blog, is beloved for his witty genre inventions. Hundreds of fans packed a Whedon question-andanswer panel Saturday, as many more swarmed outside watching on a TV. I have a lot of ideas, said the prodigious Whedon in a career-ranging talk. Talking about The Cabin in the Woods, which costars Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, has proved challenging, since any discussion quickly leads to giving away its unpredictable plot. Whedon brings Cabin to festival Joss Whedon co-wrote The Cabin in the Woods.
E NTERTAINMENTC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M ONDAY, M ARCH 12, 2012 B7 P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Caroline Gordon, a novelist and literary critic who died in 1981, said, A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. Some bridge deals are like that. One side or the other seems destined to win a trick that is suddenly wafted away, as if on a magic carpet. In this example, what happens in four hearts after West leads the club king? Norths three-heart response was a game-invitational limit raise showing at least four trumps, 10 to 12 support points and eight losers (two spades, three hearts, two diamonds and one club). Souths hand was a borderline raise because of all those losers, but the 10-card fit suggested optimism. If West had only led something else, a spade winner could have been established to provide a discard for the club loser. Now, though, South seems to have four unavoidable losers: one spade, two hearts and one club. There is just one chance. The diamonds need to be 3-3 and the hearts 2-1 with either opponent having a singleton honor. After taking the first trick with dummys club ace, declarer plays a diamond to his ace, cashes the diamond king, and plays a third round. When no one trumps in, he leads dummys last diamond and discards his last club. Here, if East ruffs, it costs the king, and West later gets only his ace. Or if West ruffs with his heart two, South takes the next trick and plays a trump, the ace and king crashing together. (NGC) 109 65 109 44 53 Bl oo d s an d C r i ps: L A Gangs L,V Al as k a St a t e T roopers S ecre t S erv i ce Fil es PG Wild J us ti ce G ang an d drug activity. 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Over time, Ive learned a great deal about Dukes childhood and how he sexually abused his younger brother and sister for several years. When Duke molested a neighborhood child, his church intervened and sent him to a facility for two years until he turned 18. Dukes parents truly believe their son is no threat to Suzy, and that his childish sexual abuse is a thing of the past. Suzy is now 9 and shows no signs of having been abused, and my son and his wife are very attuned to her behavior. Duke still lives with his parents, and I believe their constant involvement probably has prevented any abuse. Duke recently became involved with a widow who has five young children. He now spends all of his time at her home. Should I tell his new girlfriend about his past? My family says that would only create problems and its best to keep mum. What do you think? W.C. Dear W.C.: Keeping quiet about abuse is never a good idea. Duke may not have abused any children in the intervening years, but it is unlikely that he is cured. And the temptation of being around young children without his parents supervision could undo his resolve. Please explain to your daughter-in-law and her parents how horrific it would be not only for his girlfriends children but also for Duke should he backslide. He should not be around young children without others keeping an eye on the situation. Simply waiting until something happens is not in anyones best interest. Dear Annie : How can I get my husband to stop cursing? We have been married for a year. When we were dating, I never heard him curse once. If I had known how much he swore before I was so totally in love with him, I likely would have ended our relationship. Jim says he loves me more than anything and that I have made his whole life better. Even though he knows how much I hate the bad language, he never apologizes when he curses and makes no effort to control his mouth. He swears whenever he gets angry, and he gets angry at the smallest things. He has adult ADD and takes medication. I know his impatience and anger are symptoms of ADD. I could deal with that if he would only stop cursing. It is disrespectful when he uses that language in front of me. At the very least, he could try to work on this behavior. What can I do? Theres a Lady Present Dear Lady: Its difficult to get someone to break a nasty habit if he refuses to work on it. You could try behavior modification, gently calling attention to his cursing every time he does it, asking him to find another word and even kissing him each time he uses a more acceptable expression. You could ask him to deposit a dollar in a swear jar each time he is inappropriate. You could walk away whenever he uses a word you dont like. But these methods are most effective when he cooperates. Dear Annie : New York Grouch doesnt want his coworkers to throw a retirement party for him because he secretly hated all of them. You should have told him that his co-workers were throwing the party for themselves to celebrate his finally leaving their office. They undoubtedly have known his true feelings for two decades. An old almanac quote comes to mind: What you are speaks so loud, I cant hear what you say. Old Geezer in Rural OhioAnnies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, 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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