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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
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Publication Date: 05-13-2012
Copyright Date: 2006
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INSIDE MAY 13, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 280 CITRUS COUNTY COMMENTARY: Water districtAn official with the Southwest Florida Water Management District gives report./ Page C1www.chronicleonline.com BATHROOM REDESIGN: Super soaker Get clean with a shower, then relax in a Japanese soaking tub./ HomeFront Annies Mailbox......A12 Classifieds................D5 Crossword..............A12 Editorial....................C2 Entertainment..........B6 Horoscope................B6 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B6 Movies....................A12 Obituaries................A6 Together..........A14-A15 INDEX SUNDAYHIGH 87 LOW 65 Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. PAGE A4 TODAY & Monday morning NEWS BRIEF TOMORROW: Retiring Lecanto High School Principal Kelly Tyler retires after 38 years in education./ Monday COMING UP $1 BUSINESS: Facebook Would you invest your money with this man? Mutual fund managers might./ Page D1 LOCAL NEWS: All hazardsAnnual expo slated next weekend in Crystal River./ Page A3 I love my mom because... Residents honor mothers N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterT hey changed our diapers, taught us our ABCs. They sat by our beds when we were sick, ate the heels of the bread so we could have the good slices, drank water so we could have the last of the milk. They put up with our shenanigans and loved us when we were unlovable. They are the ones we call for when we are scared or hurt or score the winning touchdown. Recently, we askedChronicle readers to tell us what makes their moms special. Because we dont have space to print all the submissions in the paper, you can read the rest online at www.chronicle online.com. Thank you to all who replied. My mom is special. She is cool. She helps me do anything. She helps me cook. She gives me a dollar when I do my chores, but when my brother and my sister dont do their chores, they dont get a dollar. Love, Anthony. Anthony Ucci, age 6, Citrus Springs My mom passed away in 1999, but I had her in my life just shy of 58 years. I miss her terribly, but she left a huge impression on me and was and still is a major factor in my life. She was my teacher, my mentor, voice of authority, my comfort, my crutch, my sounding board, and most of all, my best friend. Ive made a lot of mistakes in my 71 years, and most of them were avoidable had I heeded the words of my mom. But, regardless of whether I followed her advice or not, in good times and in bad, she was there for me. Always! We werent well off growing up, but I was the bestdressed girl in my class because my mom made my clothes. In 1959, I wanted a blue velvet gown for the Cinderella Ball (our fall formal dance), and she spent hours and hours making it for me. In those days, we wore hoops under our gowns, so it was a big gown. She made all my doll clothes when I was growing up, too I had the best-dressed doll in Pennsylvania. I knew how to act in a fancy restaurant or a diner because my mom taught me proper manners and protocol so I would be comfortable in any situation. My English is pretty darn good, too: I dont end my sentences with a preposition, or say words like aint, aks, stank, etc. I was corrected any time any one of those words, among others, blurted out. Mom taught me how to forgive, how to love God and respect others, even when their opinions didnt coincide with my own. My mom was as close to being a perfect mom as anyone can get, I think. I miss her very much, but I thank God she was there for me all the times I was hurt, sick, happy, sad, and I dont know what I would have done without her when I lost my oldest son in a car accident. She just silently watched me, and stood with me, sat with me, walked with me. Never said anything unless I needed her to. She stayed as close to me as anyone can without intruding. She Vote often for Crystal RiverCrystal River is now in fourth place after passing Bridgeport, Calif., in a nationwide contest to be named the Ultimate Fishing Town in the USA by the World Fishing Net work. There are 486 entries, and Crystal River is representing all of Citrus County and the Nature Coast. First prize is $25,000. Second prize is $5,000 and third is $2,500. The money will go for a community project that benefits the entire area. Everyone may vote four times a day every day until May 31, when the contest ends. Go to www.worldfishingnetwork. com and look up the Ultimate Fishing Town contest, then find Crystal River, FL. For information or to pass out fliers, call Art Jones at 727-642-7659. DAVE SIGLER/Chronicle Triplets Nicholas, Anthony and Alexis Ucci, age 6, think their mom, Robin, is nice, but not all the time. She makes good pizza, macaroni and cheese and when she serves spicy tacos, she also lets them drink lots of milk. Robin Ucci says an ideal Mothers Day would be an entire day without the kids fighting. The Citrus Springs mom doubts that will happen, at least not this year. Anthony, youngest of the triplets, wrote a letter to the Chronicle explaining why his mother is special. Special to the Chronicle Identical twins Monica Payne and Brenda Patton, of Snellville, Ga., and their mother, Martha Morrow. Special to the Chronicle Eight-year-old Tyler Wasylyk, mom Kim Wasylyk and sister Kaitlyn Wasylyk, 3. Special to the Chronicle The late Dorothy Cross left a legacy that includes a marriage of 60 years and 10 children two who became ministers. Special to the Chronicle Dee Atkins of Crystal River with her mother, Eldora Schimonsky, on Dees wedding day, April 15, 1961. In 1959, Etkins wrote, I wanted a blue velvet gown for the Cinderella Ball (our fall formal dance), and she spent hours and hours making it for me. Make It for Mom See MOM / Page A5 Shes supermom! Tiffany Yankee age 13, about her mother. DAVE SIGLER/Chronicle Justin Taylor Sr., and his son, Justin Jr., 6, took advantage of the Citrus County Library Systems Make It for Mom childrens craft class Saturday at Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. The father and son made mom a few gifts she will cherish for many years to come.

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J OANNAC ASTLE Special to the ChronicleY programs make accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. In Citrus County, the YMCA is dedicated to developing programs that meet the specific needs of our diverse community by incorporating activities, especially when it comes to youths. Keeping kids engaged is often a challenge, but it allows them to meet new people and build relationships while participating in positive, healthy behaviors. Youth programs, particularly, are designed to encourage character building values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that will nurture a childs healthy development in a safe, friendly environment. Summer is a time of active play and exploration for kids. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are more prone to gain weight and fall behind in academic achievement over the summer months. The Citrus County YMCA has taken a different approach to this years Summer Day Camp by researching and developing a new program that will help keep kids healthy both in their minds and bodies. This years focus is preventing Summer Learning Loss. The Ys 10-week summer program will continue to stimulate childrens minds after school is out and introduce them to new experiences. The Y will provide children in the Adventure Camp with continued education by offering activities that incorporate science, environmental and wildlife education, agriculture, literacy, mathematics and history. Children will gain knowledge from participation in educational games and activities, daily reading and writing assignments, field trips and guest speakers. Recreational activities and safety education will be incorporated into each week and will cover water safety, boating safety, swimming, kickball, and dancing. Children will also be engaged in character-building activities, developing and learning new skill sets, all of which will lead to an increased level of self-esteem and better relationships. Children will also have the opportunity to be creative by participating in activities that include music and art as well as sportsrelated activities. The program also encourages children to maintain healthy eating habits over the summer when children are more likely to regress or take on unhealthy habits. The Y partners with the Citrus County School Boards Summer Feeding program, so that Y campers receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. The Citrus County YMCA Adventure Summer Camp provides children a different form of learning from what they receive during the traditional school year. It is a different environment that often sparks creativity and imagination with a different theme each week. The Y will utilize recreational facilities, libraries, and the Citrus County School Board to mobilize resources to offer a summer program that focuses on academic enrichment, recreation, healthy living and youth development for children, while building confidence and life skills. While the new Summer Learning Loss initiative is the most comprehensive of the Ys programs for the next three months, the Y has also refocused its attention on changes in its aquatics program. The Y has recently relocated its swim lessons to Central Ridge Community Pool in Beverly Hills and will launch sessions beginning June 4. In 1906, Group Swimming Lessons were first introduced at a Detroit YMCA, followed by an initiative in 1910 where the Y gathered a series of techniques and launched a new campaign called Teaching America to Swim. Now a century later, the Y continues that tradition, but is focused on pool safety, and drowning prevention. Safety in and around the pool are key to keeping not Editors note: While a front-page headline last Sunday boasts of stats that show Citrus County is a safe place to live, subsequent headlines may cause one to scratch their head. Take, for example:Deadly night Man stabbed to death was the banner headline on Mondays edition. A couple of 20-something men got into a late-night fight at an Inverness home. Despite initial efforts of friends to calm the dispute, emotions failed to settle. During a follow-up confrontation, one of the men reportedly plunged a diving knife into the side of the other. The suspect fled the scene and discarded the weapon. Meanwhile, the other was transported to Citrus Memorial, where he died from his injuries. The survivor is now facing a charge of manslaughter.Pistol whipping The second of two suspects in a case of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery with a firearm has been brought to Citrus County to face the charges. The 47-year-old suspect in now in the same fix as a 22-year-old cohort both Spring Hill-ians both alleged to have been involved in a pistol-whipping incident that left another guy laying in a Homosassa wooded area with injuries to his head. Not surprisingly, the apparent desire to acquire prescription pills seemed to play a role in the attack. Put to the test A concerned citizen informed school officials that one of their bus drivers had a long night yup, of drinking. School officials, being school officials, thought it prudent to give the driver a test the blood-alcohol variety. He wasnt given the opportunity to hit the road to make his rounds before being screened for booze. Upon that screening, the bus-driver-turned-ex-busdriver offered his resignation. Past meets presentThe good-hearted people with Habitat for Humanity have high expectations of those who seek their assistance in becoming homeowners. Theyre expected to provide hundreds of hours of sweat equity in constructing their home-to-be as well as the digs of future homeowners in need of a helping hand. What hasnt been required, at least not yet, is a background check of applicants to see what kinds of encounters theyve had with the law. When a regional TV station caught wind of the history of one recent Habitat home recipient, organization officials didnt hesitate to acknowledge they didnt know shed served a long stretch in prison for a stabbing death. The resident candidly said her past is her past, and Habitat officials are reviewing the situation to see if policies should be tweaked. Video clockA Crystal River resident is accused of having a clock rigged with a camera situated in a bathroom pointed toward the shower. A woman who, with her teen daughter, was living at the house, came to think something was fishy about the clock; a digital alarm clock that supposedly had sentimental value to the soon-to-be-arrestee. After some snooping around, the woman became increasingly suspicious and called law enforcement. An investigation revealed the clock was rigged with a remote-controlled video-recording device. So smile, videovoyeurism suspect, youre going to have some explaining to do. A2 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL 000BGE2 000BDMV 0 0 0 B 8 O 9 The Week IN REVIEW YMCA launches summer initiatives See YMCA / Page A4 Guest COLUMN

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Around THE COUNTY Sugarmill Woods road closures ahead Motorists should be aware of a road closure for two weeks in the Sugarmill Woods subdivision. West Cypress Boulevard. will be closed in the vicinity of Pine Drive. The road closure will end Friday, May 18. A detour from West Cypress Boulevard onto Golfview Drive, Biscayne Sreet and Douglas Street will be clearly identified. Proper detour signs will be posted so motorists are aware of alternate roads. For more information, call the Citrus County Water Resources Department at 352527-7650. Water district elections on tap The Homosassa Special Water District Election will be this year in conjunction with the 2012 General Election and will be limited to only registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the Homosassa Special Water District. This election will be for Commission Seats 1, 3 and 5. Candidates qualify to have their name placed on the ballot by paying the $25 qualifying fee per F.S. 99.061 (3). Qualifying information can be obtained by calling Elizabeth Atkinson at the Elections Office at 352-341-6751. Qualifying dates for this election are from noon, June 4, to noon, June 8. The Citrus County Chronicles political forums are: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Citrus County Auditorium; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the College of Central Florida. Information: Mike Wright, 352-563-3228. Steve Burch Hank Hemrick and Winn Webb Republicans for sheriff, will speak at the Womens Political Network meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Caf at the Citrus County Resource Center. Enter from the Health Department side of the building. Information: Jeanne McIntosh, 352484-9975 or 352-746-5660. The Nature Coast Republican Club and Citrus Republican Womens Club are sponsoring the following forums at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 155 on State Road 44 in Crystal River: Saturday, June 9, Shannon Heathcock and Joe Meek candidates for county commission District 3; Saturday, July 14, forum for all Republican primary candidates. Information: Fred or Rosella Hale, 352-746-2545. The Citrus County Tea Party Activists have scheduled the following forums at 1 p.m. at the Inverness Womens Club, 1715 Forest Drive, Inverness: Saturday, May 19, state representative candidates Nancy Argenziano, Lynn Dostal and incumbent Jimmie T. Smith ; Saturday, June 16, candidates for sheriff with details to be announced. Steve Burch Republican for sheriff, will have a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the American Legion Hall on State Road 44 in Crystal River. Information: Bob Milan, 352-527-9943; or Steve Burch, 352-464-4495. The Beverly Hills Civic Association candidates forum is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Information: Rosella Hale, 352-746-2545. The Citrus Hills Civic Association is hosting a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. The Campaign Trail is a listing of political happenings for the 2012 election season. Send events or campaign fundraisers to Mike Wright at mwright@chronicle online.com. From staff reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Blood drive organizer steps down N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff WriterBEVERLY HILLS What do you get when you cross a pit bull with a leprechaun? You get Don Irwin. Irwin, 76, is the kind of guy who gets things done. Hell tell you a joke, then when you let your guard down, hell move in for the kill. Seal the deal. Take a bite and not let go. Its with that tenacity that Irwin has helped save the lives of an estimated 1,770 people with the past 10 Our Lady of Grace/Knights of Columbus Francis Sadler Council 6168 Blood Ministry blood drives he has organized and overseen. On Saturday, May 19, Irwin will be honored with a blood drive in his name as he steps down as coordinator for health reasons. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the bloodmobile will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The first time I gave blood, I was a kid working in the sporting goods department at Macys in New York, Irwin said. I was 16 and the youngest in the department. The others teased me Oh, you have to get your mommy to sign for you. I was nervous. I remember seeing this guy, Sam, who was a heavyweight Golden Gloves champion, come back kind of woozy. So I go upstairs to the (store infirmary) and get on the table and after a while I ask the nurse, So, when are you going to get started? I take a look the bottles already half full. That gave me a boost of enthusiasm to give blood. Over the years, he gave when he could. He had a career in sales and marketing with a variety of companies, including Macys and Helena Rubinstein cosmetics, and traveled often. However, once he retired and moved to Beverly Hills in 1995, he immediately got involved in his churchs regular blood drive. In September 2010, he took over the leadership of it, nearly doubling the numbers of pints drawn. In the 10 drives Irwin has planned, theyve averaged 59 pints per drive. Ten drives equals 590 pints, and they say 1 pint helps save three lives, so do the math, he said. Prior to Irwin at the helm they had averaged 20 to 30 pints per drive. Whats the secret? I decided to take what Im good at and apply it to the blood drives, he said. He gave each drive a theme New Years Resolutions, Pre-holiday for Thanksgiving, or named them after super-donors like the late Matt Curley or the late Larry Nestor. Donors are greeted personally and offered a continental breakfast before or after giving blood. Ir win has made these drives special events. Its been fun working with all these great people and seeing the numbers go up, he said. Weve had as high as 76 pints. The only thing Irwin has regretted is not being able to give blood himself anymore he takes a blood thinner that disallows him from donating. Not that he hasnt tried. Theyre sharp, he said. Ive tried lying, but they catch me every time. He also acknowledged it will be difficult to keep his fingers off future Our Lady of Grace/Knights of Columbus blood drives, now being organized by Len Houle. Ive already told them, as soon as I open my mouth, slap me down, he said. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicle online.comor 352-564-2927. Don Irwin longtime blood drive organizer. Volunteer Don Irwin driving force behind nearly 600 pints from local donors New digs for DeRosa firefighters DAVE SIGLER /Chronicle ABOVE: The DeRosa Fire Station was ready for inspection Saturday and after undergoing a complete renovation, it is ready to be staffed. The station will now be known as Station 9 in the Citrus County Sheriffs Office Fire Rescue Division. Vinnie DeRosa remembers spending many hours at the station his father, Pete DeRosa, built to protect the community he developed. Vinnie DeRosa shows Fire Chief Larry Morabito, and Dick Fitzgerald, right, pictures his family has kept in their archives. RIGHT: The living room of Station 9 is decorated with manly comfort furniture. Stuffed chairs make an easy place to rest after a day of wearing protective gear while fighting a stubborn fire in the Florida heat. For more photos, click on this story at www.chronicle online.com. Are you ready? Dont miss CCSOs all-hazard expo May 19 G AIL T IERNEY Special to the ChronicleAs of early April, Colorado State Universitys renowned forecast team was predicting the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, will have reduced activity. Team members anticipate a below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline and in the Caribbean, but remind all coastal residents it only takes one hurricane to make it an active season for them. The team is calling for the possibility of 10 named storms, including four hurricanes. Two of them could be intense. The probability for at least one major hurricane landfall on the Gulf Coast is 24 percent, and that probability jumps to 34 percent for at least one major storm to track into the Caribbean. Thats why the Citrus County Sheriffs Office emergency management team works closely with community members yearround to stress the importance of being not only prepared, but ready to protect their family, home and business from severe weather and other hazards. Maintaining a wellstocked disaster kit, as well as an often-rehearsed family (and/or business) disaster plan are some keys to survival. When faced with a major disaster, citizens should know it could be as long as 72 hours before any kind of public assistance is available. On Saturday, May 19, the agencys emergency management section will host its free, family-friendly allhazard and informational expo at the Florida National Guard Armory, 8551 W. Venable St. Crystal River. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors will have the chance to see displays, watch demonstrations, pick up handouts and re-entry tags and talk with vendors. Drawings will start at 9:30 for free weather radios, a gas grill donated by Home Depot, a cordless drill kit from Lowes, plus other items, and will continue throughout the event. Food and drinks will be for sale. It will feature clowns, facepainting, CCSOs fire safety house and a climbing wall for the younger set. Several outdoor displays, including the Florida Highway Patrols rollover simulator that gives a clearer picture of what happens when safety belts arent worn, also will be set up. Because a major disaster typically impacts all of the countys resources, this years expo will include valuable information from the offices of Citrus Countys clerk of courts, property appraiser, tax collector, supervisor of elections, community planning division, geographic resources, parks and recreation, animal services, health department, Sheriffs Office Fire Rescue and Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services. About 50 vendors are expected to display products and services designed to assist citizens as they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. The sheriffs office also maintains all-inclusive emergency management pages on its official website. Go to www.sheriffcitrus.org and click on Emergency Management. It features useful information about shelter locations, distribution sites and pet-friendly shelters; where to pick up re-entry tags; plus what actions to take before, during and after severe weather strikes. Citizens with special needs, such as restricted mobility or certain medical conditions, are urged to register now to receive critical assistance should an emergency threaten. Either download a registration form from the website and mail it, or call 352-746-6555 to get on the list. Additionally, people can sign up for CodeRED, emergency managements Internet-based, high-speed telephone calling system. Its a good idea for everyone in the community to register their home, business and cellphone numbers to receive emergency notifications about evacuation orders, boilwater notices, etc. People who dont have computer access may enroll in any of these free notification services by calling 352746-6555. Gail Tierney is public information officer for the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Comments or suggestions may be directed to Gail at 352-341-7460, or gtierney @sheriffcitrus.org. Campaign TRAIL

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only children, but adults safe as well. YMCAs across the country go through training each year to ensure the safety of people using their facilities and programs, and the Citrus County YMCA is no exception. Even though the Citrus branch does not have its own pool at this time, it is a goal to make sure that while Y programs are being conducted, safety procedures are being followed. The Citrus County YMCA is committed to teaching kids to swim in order to prevent drowning incidents here in the area. Between 2007 and 2011, drowning is the second leading cause of death nationally among children ages 1 to 14, and four out of five victims are male. The Y recognizes that with the abundance of lakes, rivers, and pools in Citrus County, it is of the utmost importance that everyone knows how to swim. The Citrus County YMCA accepts infants ages 6 months and older for parent/child classes, along with preschool ages, youths and adults. A session includes eight lessons, and multiple sessions are available in the mornings and evenings this summer at Central Ridge Community Pool. The Y is committed to these new summer initiatives concerning the Adventure Summer Day Camp and the revitalized aquatics program. To learn more about the Citrus County YMCAs camp and swim lessons, including registration costs, stop by the office in Beverly Hills at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway, or call 352-637-0132. Visit the website at www.ymca suncoast.org under Locations/Citrus County. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeArrests Wayne Perry Walker 52, of 4637 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, at 2:51 p.m. Thursday on a fugitive from justice charge in reference to an outstanding Pennsylvania warrant on a felony charge of burglary. No bond. Everett Rudolph Dicks III 41, of 5951 W. Mink Lane, Homosassa, at 5:32 p.m. Thursday on an active Hernando County warrant for a felony charge of grand theft. Bond $2,000. Roy Leon Frost 35, of 4368 E. Thunderhill Loop, Hernando, at 11:07 p.m. Thursday on misdemeanor charges of malicious touch/strike/harm to a law enforcement animal and resisting an officer without violence and felony charges of grand theft. Bond $5,000. Wayne Charles Brown Jr. 34, of 933 S. Apopka Ave., Inverness, at 12:45 p.m. Friday on felony charge of trafficking in stolen property, grand theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker. Bond $16,000. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL Today's active pollen: Oak, hickory, grasses Todays count: 1.4/12 Mondays count: 2.9 Tuesdays count: 4.4 For the RECORD ON THE NET For more information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriff citrus.org and click on the Public Information link, then on Arrest Reports. Also under Public Information on the CCSO website, click on Crime Mapping for a view of where each type of crime occurs in Citrus County. Click on Offense Reports to see lists of burglary, theft and vandalism. For the Record reports are also archived online at www.chronicleonline.com. Citrus County Sheriffs Office/Fire Rescue Chief Larry Morabito said the fire service is seeking volunteers to serve alongside paid staff at all stations. For information, call John Beebe, volunteer coordinator, at 352-527-5406. The Sexual Predator Unit is responsible for tracking all registered sexual offenders and predators in the county. Click on the Sexual Offender Information link on the CCSO website.A4 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 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. 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Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. Couple charged with child abuse S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterINVERNESS Deputies arrested an Inverness couple Friday for allegedly hitting a 7-year-old Inverness boy multiple times, causing a number of bruises and a bloody nose. Charles Roberts, 28, was charged with child abuse. Dawn Louise Opper, 34, was charged with child abuse and violating her felony probation for fraud. Both were transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto, where they were given no bond. According to arrest reports, the Citrus County Sheriffs Office became involved after a school resource officer noticed swelling on the bridge of the boys nose and bruises on his face. A detective spoke with a witness, who claimed he, the boy and his cousins went to the beach Thursday. After returning home, the witness said the boy had to go to his room because he was grounded and Opper was the only adult home. The witness told authorities he never heard Opper hit the boy, but when Roberts came home, the boy told Roberts that Opper had hit him. The witness also said he never saw Roberts hit the boy, but he knew Roberts had hit him because the boy had a bloody nose, the report stated. Additionally, the witness said he heard Roberts tell the boy to hold his head back to stop the bleeding. During an interview with investigators, the boy claimed Opper and Roberts both struck him. According to the report, the boy said Opper came in his room and hit him in the face, but he didnt know why. Then when Roberts came home, the boy said he was in his room reading a book when Roberts allegedly struck him in the face, causing his nose to bleed. The boy stated Opper was in the room when it happened, and they both gave him toilet paper to make the bleeding stop, the report said. The boy told the detective Roberts instructed him not to say anything or he and the witness would be taken away. The report stated the boy admitted to lying during a child protective team visit in March when an investigator came to the house because the boy had bruises on his thigh. The boy said Opper had hit him several times with a belt, but he lied and said he was hit accidentally with a ball. However, during his interview at the childrens advocacy center, he said he told the interviewer the truth. The detective and a child protective investigator went to the home and spoke with Roberts and Opper, who both reportedly denied having any knowledge of the boys injuries. Roberts then later admitted to seeing a bruise on the left side of the boys forehead, but stated the boy fell at the beach, according to the arrest report. As the questioning continued, Opper eventually admitted to hitting the boy and stated she was using drugs during the time of the incident, the report said. She also allegedly said she hit the boy out of anger and realized she shouldnt have struck him. Roberts said when he came home, the boy told him Opper had hit him. However, Opper denied it, so he struck the boy, which spilt his lip and caused the bloody nose, the report stated. Roberts said he was mad at the boy for lying to him. Opper reportedly said she knew Roberts had injured the boy and did nothing to stop it. According to officials, Opper also admitted to hitting the boy with a belt back in March because he touched a friends computer after he was told not to touch it. Opper told investigators she disciplines the boy out of anger because he is difficult to handle. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline.com. YMCA Continued from Page A2 Legal notices in todays Citrus County Chronicle 000B8UM Fictitious Name Notices . . . . . . . . D7 Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D7 Miscellaneous Notices . . . . . . . . . D7 Self Storage Notices . . . . . . . . . . . D7

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was my rock; my silent, strong, dependable rock. Even though shes not here in body today, she is certainly here in spirit and I still hear her soft voice and feel her love. I love you, Mom! Dee Atkins, Crystal River We were blessed with an amazing mom. My sister Brenda and I are identical twins and we both owe our success to our mom, Martha Morrow. Moms tend to put everyone else first, but our mom does that more than others, at least we think so. We graduated from Citrus High School in where I was valedictorian and my sister was salutatorian. Mom was at all our events, and I think that helped us achieve academically. My mom was a huge support for me during the time I went to the University of Florida in 2001, majoring in Agricultural Education and Communications for my masters degree while also working a more than fulltime job with the county extension office. She literally kept my house going while I studied at night and on the weekends. She has sacrificed so much to help us be the best we could be. My daughter was born with Down syndrome, and mom was always there to help, especially when my daughter died at 8 years old. Mom took care of her dad when he was sick and then cared for her mom for three years until she died. Our mom has always shown a lot of grace, modeling what it means to be a Christian woman. Shes always hospitable she makes people feel welcome. She taught us that doing the right thing matters, and you leave things better than you found them. She has great integrity you can trust her. She has worked tirelessly to help us make our dreams a reality. Theres no way to express our gratitude or repay her for what she has done for us. Monica Payne, Citrus Springs My mommy is the best mommy of the year because she works for the county and helps people get their drivers licenses. She works very hard helping other people. She does not make a lot of money so she works two jobs as a bartender. She gets home very late and has to get up early in the morning and she does a lot for the needy. She has a very bad back and may have it operated on. My sister Kaitlyn and me love our mom very, very much and would like a vacation for her and Daddy. Tyler William Wasylyk, age 8, Crystal River To Dorothy Cross, best mom ever When God took her home Oct. 10, 2002, the legacy she left behind includes a marriage of 60 years and 10 children two who became ministers. She loved to go to church. She prayed for many and had many friends. She was well-known in Inglis and Yankeetown, where she lived for 67 years. She was a good cook and loved doing for others. She took in washing and ironing to help feed and clothe her family. She was the best mother anyone could ever have. She has been gone almost 10 years, but not forgotten. the Rev. Marvin Cross, Homosassa Mothers Day is always special to me and my mom, Rose Brechka.Every year, the month of May is very busy for us. It started back in 1957 when she had me on Mothers Day. And last week we celebrated my mom and dads 61st anniversary! Imagine, 61 years together so far and still happy! Next week is my moms birthday, (number not mentioned). Aside from all that, my mom is my best friend.We talk and usually do something together nearly every day, whether it be shopping, a little line dancing,yard sale-ingor going to Ocala for hay, then lunch. She is always cheerful and positive and ready for anything.So I always try to make Mothers Day extra special for her because she has made every day special for me. This Mothers Day, my 14year-old son and I are going to make a grand lunch for my mom and my dad, George, and hubby, Gary, too, then take her shopping.She just said to me last week she loves to sit down to a meal that she did not have to cook or clean up after. I think one of the most important things she taught me is to always treat people as you would like to be treated.Everyone I know loves my mother. Whenever I see her friends they tell me I am very lucky to have a mom like her. Jill Ceriani, Pine Ridge Mothers attempt to give their children everything. My mom goes above and beyond the usual mom standards. She doesnt provide a good enough home; she provides a mansion at least it seems like one. Many kids live in rundown neighborhoods. Living in clean communities means the world to my family. My mom is also a chef five-star food for the price of a hug. She does more than we ask for. Budgets are tighter than skinny jeans, yet she buys new binders when we ask for duct tape to repair old ones. Shes supermom! Tiffany Yankee, age 13 My mothers unconditional love for all five of her children is by far her greatest quality. As each one of us has stumbled during our quest to find our own path in life, my mother, Theresa Salozzo, has always been there with arms wide open to offer words of wisdom and a shoulder to cry on when needed. She is the most unselfish person I have ever met. A million words could not explain my mothers uniqueness. However, what will one day make me an extraordinary mother is simply that I have been blessed to have her as mine. Jacklyn M. Salozzo C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 A5 0 0 0 B 6 P 0 *D0150, D0274, D1110. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is perfo rmed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee services, examination, or treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a specialty area by the American Dental Association or the Florida Board of Dentistry. Some restrictions may apply. 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Brandon Yuranko, 25INVERNESS The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Brandon Allen Yuranko, age 25, of Inverness, Fla., will be Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Fla., with Pastor Gordon Condit officiating. Interment will follow at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Brandon was born January 22, 1987, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, son of David and Leslie (Dunlap) Yuranko. He died May 6, 2012, in Inverness, Fla. He worked as a landscaper and enjoyed fishing and repairing small machines. Survivors include his parents, David J. and Leslie Yuranko of Inverness; two sons, Joshua Michael Yuranko and Allen Joseph Yuranko; brother, Justin Yuranko and Jessica Currence of Inverness, Fla.; sister, Meghan Yuranko of Tenn.; girlfriend, Elizabeth Hobbs of Floral City, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Anne Yuranko of St. Cloud, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Beverly and William Dunlap of Newbury, Ohio; uncle, Mike and aunt, Norma Yuranko of Largo, Fla.; aunt, Patricia and uncle, John Zwolinski of St. Cloud, Fla.; aunt, Eve and uncle, Tom Zimmer of Painesville, Ohio; and aunt, Dawn Easthon, also of Painesville, Ohio; and numerous cousins. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. Robert Bobby Darts Ferguson, 67FLORAL CITYThe Service of Remembrance for Mr. Robert S. Bobby Darts Ferguson, age 67, of Floral City, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Fla. The family will receive friends from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Mr. Ferguson was born April 2, 1945, in Hoboken, N.J., son of the late Edwin George and Myrtle Ferguson. He died May 11, 2012, in Inverness, Fla. He worked as a warehouse manager, police officer and bartender. He moved to Floral City, Fla., from Little Ferry, N.J., in 1989. He was a good husband, uncle and friend and always wore a smile. Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by father, Edwin George; mother, Myrtle Hart Emord; three brothers, Joseph Ferguson, George Ferguson, and Butch Ferguson; two sisters, Mickey Wagner and Mildred Tompkins. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Frances Ferguson of Floral City, Fla.; brother, Billy Ferguson of Okeechobee, Fla.; sister, Dolores Jenkins, Toms River, N.J.; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews. Erlo Branch, 86 DUNNELLON Erlo A. Branch, 86, of Dunnellon, died May 1, 2012. Mr. Branch was born in White Cloud, Mich. He was educated at White Cloud H.S. and Ferris Institute. He was a bookkeeper for Sinclair Gas in Fremont, Mich. After moving to Largo in 1955, he operated Branch Lawn Service. He was known for his sense of humor and love of music. He was an avid golfer, a member of Rainbows End Golf Club, and formerly employed by Rainbow Springs Golf Club. He is survived by Faye Branch, his wife of 65 years; his children, Eric Branch, Kerry Ables (Ken), and Susan Horger (David); and his grandchildren, Lori Webster (Michael), Lydia Buckler (Blake), Kayte Branch, Jonathan Branch (Melanie) and Natalie Buono. A memorial will be at 1 p.m. June 6, 2012, at the Railroad Depot, Dunnellon, Fla. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion Co., P .O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Ramona Acevedo, 96 INVERNESS, The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Ramona Diaz Acevedo, age 96, of Inverness, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. She died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Inverness. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory.David Beaudwin, 46 BEVERLY HILLS,David G. Beaudwin, 46, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Thursday, May 10, 2012. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, with a chapel service following at 4 p.m. at Fero Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home.A6 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000BB4O Friday, May 25 Anne Marie Newcomer, OD Please RSVP 352.628.3029 Homosassa Eye Clinic 4564 S Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34446 000BBM7 Call 795-5700 Crystal River Inverness Over 2000 participants have joined Gardner Audiologys research studies. Lend Your Ears Participants sought for hearing aid comparison study. Gardner Audiology invites you to join a field study that will compare conventional digital hearing aids with Spectral IQ. This new technology boosts speech recognition because it bypasses damaged inner ear hearing cells and diverts amplified speech to the useable cells. Starkey, the largest manufacturer of hearing aids in the U.S., is partnering with Gardner Audiology to perform this study. You will receive free services that include: candidate screenings, evaluation, lab services, and hearing aid fittings in exchange for sharing your experience on pre and post fitting questionnaires. At the end of 30 days you will return the study aids or purchase at a discount. Its your choice. For Information and costs, call 726-8323 Burial Shipping Cremation Funeral Home With Crematory 0009YE4 Member of International Order of the Inverness Homosass a Beverly Hills (352) 726-2271 1-888-746-6737 000BB8N www.HooperFuneralHome.com Audi tor i um 000ALVS Call 228-9047 for information. at the Citrus County Auditorium May 14, 2012 C itrus C ountys 2012 W orlds G reatest B aby S hower Expecting a baby? Come to our Baby Shower! Learn about taking care of yourself and your baby. Parents of infants under 6 months old are also invited. 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Pace To Place Your In Memory ad, Call Mike Snyder at 563-3273 msnyder@chronicleonline.com or Saralynne Schlumberger at 564-2917 sschlumberger@chronicleonline.com Closing time for placing ad is 4 days prior to run date. 0 0 0 B C H K 0 0 0 B F Z O Obituaries SO YOU KNOW The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Email obits@ chronicle online.com or phone 352-563-5660 for details and pricing. SO YOU KNOW Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Obituaries must be verified with the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. Deaths ELSEWHERE Mort Lindsey, 89LOS ANGELES, CALIF.Mort Lindsey, a composer and jazz pianist who was a music director for Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, has died. He was 89. His son, Trevor, told theLos Angeles Times that Lindsey died May 4 at his home in Malibu. Lindsey was music director for Garland at her 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall and her later TV show. He also worked with Streisand and won a 1969 Emmy for his work on her videotaped concert in New Yorks Central Park. Streisand said working with Lindsey was a dream come true. From wire reports

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Associated PressNEW YORK What were they thinking? Through plastic smiles or gritted teeth, moms have to suck it up sometimes when Mothers Day means a gifted toilet, unsolicited wash tub or anti-aging cream. It wouldnt be Mothers Day if some mom somewhere wasnt disappointed or downright piqued at gift time. Many arent looking to break the bank, though the National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend $19 billion on the holiday this year. Dave Hochman learned the hard way last year when he presented his five-years-older wife with a Cougar T-shirt, a freebie from a client, no less. A good chunk of moms surveyed in March by the website Cafemom received this last year: absolutely nothing. And while vacuums have come a long way in design and efficiency, they still ranked among the worst Mothers Day gifts ever received. In San Francisco, Heddi Cundle joked that her mother back home in England hasnt quite forgiven her for a particular Mothers Day gift: A plastic wash tub with dish gloves and a scrub brush, all from the dollar store. Other, er, unusual items to make the worst-gift list at Cafemom: a Cuban cigar and stale candy left over from Easter. One mom, RoseMarie Luevano in San Antonio, Texas, received a chainsaw two years ago. Moms surveyed by the site PlumDistrict said theyd choose handmade gifts over store-bought ones. And while breakfast in bed is a sweet gesture, theyd choose another one: sleeping in. I am 73 years old and my mother passed away from a heart attack/auto accident when she was 87. She only had an eighthgrade education, but she was wise beyond her years. She could speak and write two languages fluently and was the rock that made our family successful. She was always encouraging my brother and me to do our best in everything we attempted get good grades, listen to your teachers, stay out of trouble, mind our manners and get a college education. My brother was the first in our entire family to get a college degree and I was second. My mother taught us to be good students and athletes, helped us with our homework, made sure we were always clean and dressed properly, got us to church and confession every week and always fed us to the fullest. She was a whiz in math and money matters she could turn a penny into gold. I miss my mom very much and pray for her and my father every day. She is the sole reason my brother and I have been successful teachers and coaches. Sam Vicchy, Hernando My mother, Margie Johnson, at 83 is the best mommy ever! She has raised six children and makes the best coconut cream pie from scratch. Even Martha Stewart would be proud. She volunteers at her church and just made mats for the homeless from recycled plastic bags. Plus she works with Samaritans Purse. I love her and so will you! Karen Bouvier, Inverness Words couldnt explain what makes my mother, Laurie Lang, great. She has the biggest heart, and she cares greatly for other people. My mother has done the very best to give me a wonderful life. Iappreciateabsolutelyeverything she does. My mom is one of the most outstanding people I know. She has been through so much, yet stands so tall and strong. She deserves the best and nothing less. Katrina Lang, age 18, Homosassa What do you see in Websters Dictionary when you look up the word mother? A picture of our mom, Norine Gilstrap, and trust me, shes like no other. She taught us faith, to love the Lord and to pray specifically. Shes beautiful inside and out, and like fine wine she gets better with age. Weve endured her lectures (102, 103 and 104), but we thank God that shes still here to give us more. Also, somehow theyve stuck with us we hear them coming out of our mouths and cause us to exclaim, I sound just like Mom! But thats not a bad thing. Actually, those long lectures have helped us pave our way, and now were passing them on to our own children. She is truly the greatest mother in the world and we, her daughters and her grandchildren, are so blessed. Teresa Gilstrap, Inverness My name is Jimmy Kyker and my mother is Martha Kyker, resident of Beverly Hills. She is wonderful because as she grows older, she works harder and harder at serving those around her. She spent her adult life working hard at her job and for her family. After retiring, she has spent the last 20 years taking care of her mother, her father and now my father. Her mother died of Alzheimers and she served her father as he lay helpless in a nursing home. Now she takes care of my father as he grows old. Whenever she needed a break, she would come to our house to help take care of our six children. Mom, thanks for the hard work and good example of a life well lived.Happy Mothers Day! Jimmy Kyker This year Mothers Day is May 13;however, I celebrate my mother every day of the year. How much she helped me while growing up, withher loving way of being! She loved everybody and everyone loved her. Even though I was lucky to help her celebrate her 92nd birthday, I wish that she would be here with me today. Thank you for all you did for me, Mami. Al Puig, Hernando My mom is an allaround perfect woman. Shes smart, beautiful, caring and all I could ever ask for. Shes always there for me or my brothers if we ever need anything. Shes my role model, shes always been such a strong woman and I can only hope that Ill be like her. My mom is more than just my mother; shes my best friend. I love that I can talk to her about anything without being judged. Of course, if she disagrees shell put her two cents in, but thats what a good mother does. I have the absolute best mother ever! Casandra RouseC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 A7 0 0 0 B 9 2 V 867-8515 000BG21 000B8K6 Mon. May 14 The Villages 11am Comfort Inn Suites 1202 Avenida Central Thur. May 17 Ocala 11am Hampton Inn 3434 SW College Rd. Fri. May 18 Crystal River 10am Holiday Inn Express 1203 NE 5th Street 000BG1O 000B67A Irrigation Tune-up Special Toll Free 1-877-345-BUSH www.bushhomeservices.com Up to 5 zones Homosassa 621-7700 Crystal River 795-8600 Inverness 860-1037 HOME SERVICES $ 49 99 MOM Continued from Page A5 Special to the Chronicle Margie Johnson. Special to the Chronicle Norine Gilstrap. ON THE NET View these photos in color with this story at chronicleonline.com. CLICK & SAVE Check out local deals offered at www.chron icleonline.com. Each deal will be available for purchase online for 48 hours, but a minimum number of customers must participate in order for the deal to be available. A new Click & Save deal will be offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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May 14 to 18 MENUS CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOLS All meals for all grades this week are managers choice. SENIOR DINING Monday: Flame-broiled beef patty with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, corn with red peppers, applesauce, whole-grain bread with margarine, low-fat milk. Tuesday: Birthday celebration: Noodles Romanoff with chicken, green beans, carrot coins, cake, dinner roll with margarine, low-fat milk. Wednesday: Egg salad, lettuce with carrot and tomato, marinated broccoli salad, fresh orange, two slices whole-grain bread, low-fat milk. Thursday: Baked chicken thigh, coq au vin sauce, her mashed potatoes, country vegetable medley, pineapple, slice whole-grain bread with margarine, low-fat milk. Friday: Hot dog, baked beans with tomato, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, mixed fruit, hot dog bun with mustard, lowfat milk. Senior dining sites include: Lecanto, East Citrus, Crystal River, Homosassa Springs, Inverness and South Dunnellon. For information, call Support Services at 352-527-5975. T here are some things you cant buy in this country for love nor money. One of them is pizza with hot dogs embedded in the crust from Pizza Hut. After all the publicity, it turns out they are available only in the U.K. It is probably just a clever ploy by the British government to increase tourism. What other reason could there be to visit England? For a few weeks, I thought Pizza Hut had reached the heights of hot, hand-held dining. Then, thanks to my friends on Pinterest, I learned that I was woefully behind the pizza times. They alerted me to the fact that in the Middle East, Pizza Hut is offering Crown Crust Carnival pizzas. One has an outer crust studded with chicken nuggets; the other is surrounded by minicheeseburgers. Yummy! And so authentically Italian! It could be better only if it were put on a stick and deep-fried. I dont know why these pizzas are available only in the Middle East. Youd think that people in Naples would be screaming for them Naples, Texas, that is. Pinterest, for the uninformed, is the latest Internet social-media phenomenon. It lets Web surfers, with the push of a button, post things they have found on the Internet to a personal bulletin board they can share with others. Unlike Facebook, Pinterest doesnt want to know what you did today or what your relationship status is. It doesnt care about your friends or family or what groups you think other people should join. It is much like the stuff stuck to your refrigerator door a jumble of unrelated things you find interesting or necessary or funny. (The cheeseburger pizza qualified on all three counts.) You dont have to say anything about what youve posted, though you can. There are a lot of recipes on Pinterest. And a lot of shoes. It makes me think someone should start a magazine called Food With Melted Cheese & Expensive Shoes. Other hot topics are inspirational sayings and spoofs of inspirational sayings. And cats lots and lots of cats and kittens. Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul much in the news lately, made a habit of printing pictures of busty, barely dressed women on Page 3 of all his tabloids in a blatant attempt to lure male readers. Pinterest has convinced me that what every newspaper really should be printing on Page 3 is an adorable picture of cats or kittens doing something cute, like sleeping on top of the long-suffering family Lab. Another favorite of Pinners is interior decorating. They read their favorite magazines online and pin the pictures they like best. What they like most are kitchens. In 10 minutes, you will have seen more kitchens on Pinterest than Guy Fieri has seen in his entire life. Apple green is becoming the popular color for this room. Isnt this just another way to waste time on the Internet? Havent you got better things to do? Sue asks, as if the four hours she just spent watching a baseball game was not wasting time. I will not waste my time by saying that. It would not end well. Still, wasting time is what most of us do when were not working. I fail to see how wasting time on the Internet is any different from wasting time by playing golf or going fishing. I no longer feel guilty about spending mindless hours surfing the Web. I still feel guilty when I play golf. Im not going to hear about cheeseburger pizzas on the golf course; I have to be on the Internet for that. Arent you afraid your mind will rot? ask some people. (OK, it was Sue again.) No, it exercises my brain. I see a picture of a cheeseburger pizza and I think, What else new and different could be done to a pizza? A fried crust? A bloomin pizza? A burrito stuffed into the crust? A curly fry pizza? A cotton-candy pizza? A fried Twinkie crust pizza? Oh, thank you, thank you, dear Internet. Jim Mullens newest book, How to Lose Money in Your Spare Time At Home, is available at amazon.com. You can follow him on Pinterest at pinterest.com/jimmullen. 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Special to the ChronicleCitrus County YMCA will have a Fathers Day Essay Contest, The Best Dad Ever, this year for children ages 5 to 12. Entries will be accepted through Friday, June 8. This is the first year of what will now be an annual contest for the Y. We are so excited about this opportunity for kids here in the area to do something creative while expressing themselves about their fathers, said Renea Teaster, marketing coordinator. Dads and moms play a paramount role in childrens lives, and the Y is committed to helping foster those relationships. The Fathers Day Essay Contest will award prizes in three different divisions: age 5 to 7, age 6 to 8, and age 11 to 12. There will be first-, secondand third-place winners awarded in each age division. Some of the prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants, park passes, manatee snorkel tours and a grand prize featuring a charter fishing trip. Sponsors for the contest include: Hang em High Sportfishing, American Pro-Dive, Nature Coast Bank, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Reds Restaurant. To register for The Best Dad Ever contest, entry forms may be downloaded from the website at www. ymcasuncoast.org, under the Locations/Citrus County page. Forms may also be picked up at the Citrus County YMCA office in Beverly Hills, 3909 N. Lecanto Highway. For more information, call the office at 352-637-0132. The Y has a strong history with Fathers Day, because it was first celebrated in June 1910 at the Spokane, Wash., YMCA. Fathers Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, the daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. On Mothers Day in 1909, Smart Dodd heard a sermon honoring mothers and wondered why there was no similar tribute for fathers. With the support of local ministers in Spokane, Smart Dodd launched the first Fathers Day celebration at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. President Nixon signed Fathers Day into law in 1972. Special to the ChronicleAll boat owners are invited to the Blessing of the Fleet on Kings Bay at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Conducted by the Crystal River Sail and Power Squadron, the local affiliate of the United States Power Squadrons, vessels will be blessed by the Rev. Kevin Holsapple, rector of Saint Annes Anglican Church. The Blessing of the Fleet originated centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. The blessing was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season for the fishermen. Today, it is practiced by all boaters including fishermen to ensure a safe passage for the season. The blessing will be conducted on the north side of Buzzards Island in Kings Bay. Boaters are asked to arrive shortly before 2 p.m., then form a line to pass by the committee boat (a 22foot pontoon boat with a Crystal River Power Squadron banner and a green Bimini top). All local boating clubs and groups are invited, including the Homosassa and Crystal River Coast Guard auxiliaries, and the Sheriffs Marine Unit. The squadron wants this to be an annual event. For information, call Jack Flynn at 352-527-8038, or email jdflynn@tampabay.rr.com. C OMMUNITY C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 A9 0 0 0 B E F E Send you resume in confidence to: The Villages of Citrus Hills Attn: nancy@citrushills.com Fax: (352) 746-7707 Top Sales Pros Needed Premier, Award Winning Community With Multiple Product Lines Top Pay For High Performance! All industry sales pros encouraged to apply. No Florida real estate license required. New home sales experience preferred, but not required. Must have positive attitude and demeanor. Outgoing-winning personality, professional in all aspects, high-energy work ethic and willingness to strive for highest levels of success. 000BBG3 000B1YI 352.746.4882 352.746.3636 Central Ridge Community Center At Beverly Hills 77 Civic Circle WE WANT YOU! MILITARY CARD PARTY Tuesday June 12th Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Lunch at Noon 1:00 p.m. games, doorprizes & raffles $12 per person at office Advance Reservations Required by June 9th SHARE THE WEALTH Beverly Hills Card Club 000B99K 5th Annual Athlete of the Year Sports Awards Banquet Thursday May 17th Reception 5:00pm 6:00pm Awards Ceremony 6:00pm 8:00 PM College of Central Florida Citrus Campus Tickets are $20 and are available at The Citrus County Chronicle ofces 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River For more information call: 352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.com Citrus County Health Department 000B9OD Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. 352-621-8000 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 West 352-586-7599 FREE HEARING TEST + EVALUATION The Hearing Aid Myth Busters! Special to the ChronicleAllen Rawls American Legion Post 77 will host an Armed Forces Day barbecue and a flag retirement and disposal ceremony Saturday, May 19, at the Highlands Civic Center, 4375 Little Al Point, off Arbor Street in Inverness. The flag disposal ceremony will be from noon to about 1 p.m. Bring old and worn flags to be disposed of with honor and dignity. The barbecue will be grilled black Angus beef patties, hot dogs, homemade potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, desserts, ice tea, lemonade, soda and coffee, with serving from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 8. Weather permitting, there will be horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts available. For more information, call John at 352-697-1281, or the day of the event call 352-726-0444. Armed Forces to be honored Post 77 plans ceremony, party Blessing of the Fleet slated for May 19 Got the Best Dad Ever? YMCA wants to hear from kids in contest

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Associated PressCAIRO Taking advantage of Egypts political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the countrys ancient pharaonic heritage. Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a staggering 100-fold over the past 16 months since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubaraks 29-year regime and security fell apart in many areas as police simply stopped doing their jobs. The pillaging comes on top of a wave of break-ins last year at archaeological storehouses and even at Cairos famed Egyptian Museum, the countrys biggest repository of pharaonic artifacts. Horrified archaeologists and antiquities authorities are scrambling to prevent smuggling, keeping a watch on European and American auction houses in case stolen artifacts show up there. Criminals became so bold they are digging in landmark areas, including near the Great Pyramids in Giza, other nearby pyramids and the grand temples of the southern city of Luxor, said Maj. Gen. AbdelRahim Hassan, commander of the Tourism and Antiquities Police Department. In the fray Associated Press A Congolese refugee with his belongings joins others Saturday as he flees fighting between the Congolese military and rebels. They headed toward the border with Rwanda, about 12 miles away, near Bunagana in Congo. Dead man wakes up at funeral LUXOR, Egypt The funeral of a 28-year-old waiter in southern Egypt turned into a celebration when he woke up after being declared dead. Hospital officials had pronounced dead Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, who came from the village of Naga al-Simman in the southern province of Luxor, after he suffered a heart attack while working. His family said grieving relatives took him home and, according to Islamic tradition, washed his body and prepared him for burial Friday evening. A doctor sent to sign the death certificate found it strange that his body was warm. At closer observation, she discovered he was still alive. His mother fainted upon hearing the good news. With the doctors assistance, both al-Nubi and his mother were awakened and soon were celebrating with guests. From wire reports World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A10 SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Romney speaks to grads, talks family N.C. a political headache for Dems Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the partys national convention in Charlotte. The causes are plenty. Labor unions, a core Democratic constituency, are up in arms. Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue isnt running for re-election; Democrats say she was likely to lose. The state Democratic Party is in disarray over an explosive sexual harassment scandal. Voters recently approved amending the state constitution to ban gay marriage, a position that runs counter to Obamas. And unemployment in the state remains persistently high. Nobody can sugarcoat the fact that we got problems here, said Gary Pearce, a former Democratic consultant who was an adviser to former Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt. Pearce was referring specifically to state party woes but could have been talking about any of the troubles here for Democrats. But, he added: I think the greatest strength that the party has is President Obama. And hes the thing that people will rally around. It wasnt supposed to be like this at least that was the hope when Democrats chose Charlotte to host the national convention, where Obama will formally accept his partys presidential nomination for a second time, Sept. 4-6. When Democrats announced the choice in February 2011, they said selecting the Southern city signaled Obamas intent to fight hard for the conservative-leaning state like he did in 2008. They also highlighted the economic transformation in the state and in Charlotte from tobacco, textiles and furniture-making to research, energy and banking. Party leaders noted the states strong political leadership and expressed hope that a Perdue re-election bid would get a boost from the attention that would be lavished on the convention. Now traditional Democratic Party groups are threatening huge protests in part because theyre deeply uncomfortable the convention is being held in one of the least union-friendly states. And thousands of Democrats across the country are calling for the convention to be relocated because of the gay-marriage vote. Democrats say that wont happen. Charlotte is going to host a great convention, insisted Mayor Anthony Foxx, who pushed to bring the event to North Carolinas largest city. Said Democratic National Convention in Charlotte spokeswoman Joanne Peters: The convention is staying in Charlotte. Republicans point out the obvious. North Carolina is a mess for the Democratic Party and for President Obama, said Republican National Committee spokesman Matt Connelly. Four years ago, Obama became the first Democrat to carry North Carolina since Jimmy Carter in 1976. He did it by exploiting voter anger at President George W. Bush and assembling a diverse coalition of supporters, including huge numbers of minorities who had never been politically organized and young voters. State law allowed people to register to vote on Election Day, which also meant the large student vote could be tapped. Associated PressLYNCHBURG, Va. Mitt Romneys Mormon faith has shaped his life, but he barely mentioned it as he spoke to graduates at an evangelical university Saturday. And he hardly touched on hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage, instead offering a broadbased defense of values like family and hard work. Culture what you believe, what you value, how you live matters, Romney told graduates gathered in the football stadium on Liberty Universitys campus in the Virginia mountains. The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the preeminence of the family. Instead of a red-meat conservative policy speech, Romney discussed his own family and offered a defense of Christianity, saying there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action. Still, he was inclusive: Men and women of every faith, and good people with none at all, sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life, Romney said. He had one sustained applause line in a 20-minute speech delivered days after President Barack Obama historically embraced gay marriage. Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman, Romney said to a cheering crowd of students who have to follow a strict code of conduct that considers sex out of wedlock and homosexuality to be sins. On Saturday, Obama was not seeking to revisit the issue of gay marriage. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president didnt mention his historymaking endorsement. Instead, he repeated his call for congressional lawmakers to take up a to-do list of tax breaks, mortgage relief and other initiatives he insists will create jobs and help middle-class families struggling in the sluggish economy. Having spent part of the week on the West Coast raising money for his reelection effort, Obama appeared in the Rose Garden of the White House to honor award-winning law enforcement officers. Presidential hopeful avoids hot-button issues at university Treasures at risk Associated Press ABOVE: Army special forces gesture as they escort journalists during a tour for the media Feb. 16 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a staggering 100-fold over the past 16 months since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubaraks 29-year regime. BELOW: The funeral mask of King Tutankhamun in its glass case is pictured Feb. 16 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. In Egyptian turmoil, thieves hunt pharaonic antiquities Rescued girl tells sister: Now we can go home Associated PressGUNTOWN, Miss. Days of grueling searches for two young girls and the kidnapper who killed their mother and sister led to the kind of terrain that favors the hunted high hardwoods and deep ravines near a red-brick church perched on a hill. Specially trained officers had come up empty-handed for days but were following another lead Thursday evening after Adam Mayes was put on the FBIs 10 Most Wanted List. Dozens of tips turned up nothing. This latest lead led officers to the woods near Zion Hill Baptist Church, just a couple of miles from Mayes rented mobile home in Guntown, where 31-year-old Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne, were buried in a shallow grave. The officers had searched the church and later split up and set out down two old logging roads leading deep into the forest. Just 60 yards down, Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Steve Crawford saw a little girls head in the dirt. Within inches, another child. A few more inches, the man who proved so elusive. A search that dragged on for days ended in seconds. Lets see your hands, the officers shouted. Mayes pushed himself up to his knees, pulled out a 9 mm pistol and shot himself in the head. He didnt utter a word, and died a couple of hours later at a hospital. Twelve-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah sat up, subdued, within reach of Mayes body. Crawford said they didnt cry, instead looking almost relieved. Now we can go home, Lt. Lee Ellington heard the older girl tell her little sister. Ellington was part of a team from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Home was a place the girls hadnt seen since April 27, when Mayes, a friend they considered an uncle, killed Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain in the garage of their home in Whiteville, Tenn. Murder plot theory ridiculed Associated PressCARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan intelligence agents questioned the author of a newspaper crossword puzzle after the host of a state television show raised a theory that some of the words might be hidden calls for a plot to kill President Hugo Chavezs elder brother. Critics are ridiculing the allegations, and even some government supporters call it an outlandish idea. State TV presenter Miguel Perez Pirela started things moving by pointing out that Wednesdays crossword puzzle in the newspaper Ultimas Noticias contained the word ASESINEN, or kill, intersecting with the name of Chavezs brother, ADAN, below the word RAFAGAS, meaning either gusts of wind or bursts of gunfire. Neptali Segovia, an English teacher who has prepared crossword puzzles for the newspaper for 17 years, said it was nonsense to think there was a hidden code in the puzzle. He told Ultimas Noticias he went voluntarily to be questioned by intelligence agents Thursday after they came to the paper asking about him. Crossword puzzle at center of controversy

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E XCURSIONS Page A11SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Change of plans When Janice and Hans Hoffman decided they wanted to go to Ireland, they went to a travel seminar; the rest is history. After changing their plans, here they are at the Tower of Pisa, one of the attractions on their tour of Italy. They also visited Rome, Milan, Florence, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Venice on their dream vacation. Special to the Chronicle The Chronicle and The Accent Travel Group are sponsoring a photo contest for readers of the newspaper. Readers are invited to send a photograph from their Dream Vacation with a brief description of the trip. If its selected as a winner, it will be published in the Sunday Chronicle At the end of the year, a panel of judges will select the best photo during the year and that photograph will win a prize. Please avoid photos with dates on the print. Photos should be sent to the Chronicle at 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 or dropped off at the Chronicle office in Inverness, Crystal River or any Accent Travel Office. DREAM VACATIONS Photo Contest Veterans Notes can be found on Page A13 of todays Chronicle N EIL S AWYER Special to the ChronicleT he Havasupai Indian tribe (people of the blue-green water) has, for a period of about 800 years, preserved a slice of paradise for a few lucky people to enjoy today. Hidden away in a remote canyon of the Grand Canyon is Cataract Canyon accessible only on foot or by mule, until helicopter service recently became available. It was only the remoteness of the canyon that enabled the tribe to maintain its pristine nature. Cataract Creek originates from mountain waters in Northern Arizona and flows through Cataract Canyon, the location of Supai, the only established village of the Havasupai tribe, numbering about 700. Its this creek that gives the canyon its indescribable character blue-green water forever creating travertine deposits of immense proportions because of the waters high concentration of lime. The flow of the creek is white water qualified until it cascades, thunderously, over a precipice, creating a refreshing cloud of mist as it crashes into a pristine bluegreen pool at the bottom. It is virtually impossible to hike past these pools without taking off hiking boots and dipping ones hot and tired feet in the cool water. The creeks beauty and character dominates the scene only until ones eyes gaze upwards. Hundreds of feet high, even at its lower points, the multi-hued colors of the canyon walls are in a state of constant change, influenced minute by minute by the angle of the suns rays. Hues and colors from beach sand to midnight black are forever changing patterns, as if on an artists palette. It is amid this spectacle of nature millions of years in the making that unbelievable camping is at full tilt. This narrow canyon, with the creek spilling through it, is home to dozens of campers who have come for a night, or more likely two or three nights, or even a week, to enjoy one of the few remaining bits of sublime paradise. In order to claim the best camping spots, one must get to the campsite early before large numbers of campers, who have hiked down the from the rim, begin to arrive approximately five hours later. Three of our group of nine volunteered to ride the helicopter the first eight miles of the 10-mile trek to camp, to select a spot and erect the tents. Of course, I was the first volunteer. Mules and horses, in trains of four to six, brought all of our gear, including tents, sleeping bags, food and other paraphernalia, from our car at the rim of the canyon to the campsite. On the return, after camping is over, everything that went into the camp must be carried out nothing is left behind. The perfect spot for your tent is either under an overhang of the canyon wall, near the creek, or snuggled between clusters of native shrubs for more privacy. Our chosen campsite was very near the creek, yet mostly hidden by banks of bushes and trees, giving us privacy as well as easy access to the water. The thundering water of the nearby creek would prove to be more soothing and relaxing than any sleeping pill! After our first nights sleep, we headed downstream along a narrow pathway to Mooney Falls, at 190 feet high, the largest of several falls in the canyon. Havasu Falls, which we passed on our way from the village of Supai to our campsite, is better known and more frequently visited because of its strategic location: Its easier to get to. The canyon narrows at Mooney Falls and there is only one pathway down, and up. Scaling the wall of the falls begins with climbing over jumbled travertine deposits of past eons, slipping through two narrow tunnels and gripping a heavy chain anchored into the wall for the formidable step, slide, step, until reaching a wooden ladder for the final leg of the descent. Facing the wall is the proven best method position, as there are fewer distractions, particularly for those afraid of heights. After hiking further down the canyon and enjoying much different scenery than at our campsite, we had a light lunch prior to our start back up the canyon and the indomitable wall at the falls. The climb up was actually easier, though more tiring, than the climb down. It was back to camp and time to start dinner cooking on survival-type penny stoves made from soda or beer cans as there are no open fires permitted. On our third full day in camp, our party broke off into twos and threes as we explored other parts of the canyons and spent some time in the refreshingly cool water of the creek. There were many pools along the way, with the largest and best just beneath the major waterfalls. Every day in the canyon is a special day; beauty beyond description, a living tribute to the Havasupai who have diligently preserved and cared for this modern-day Eden. Monday, departure day, was greeted with reservation: Do we really have go? Yet, there was some sinister satisfaction as our helicopter flew over the dusty trail below and we observed others hiking out. Visit the website at www.Havasupaitribe.com. Reservations are limited, and a must. Reserve early! Neil and Karyn Sawyer have been residents of Crystal River for 27 years. They travel frequently, having been to 48 states, 64 countries and seven continents. Contact Neil via email to gobuddy@tampabay.rr.com. Havasupai tribe protection keeps remote canyon pristine NEIL SAWYER /Special to the Chronicle A first view of Havasu Falls at Cataract Canyon, in the Grand Canyon. Indian paint brush: the brightest desert flower. Neil Sawyer SPONTANEOUS TRAVELER Mule train carrying gear to campsite. Neil and Karyn at the launch point before descending into the canyon.

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A12 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E NTERTAINMENT D ear Readers: Happy Mothers Day. Please phone your mother, grandmother, mother-inlaw, stepmother or foster mother and wish them the best. And please dont forget those for whom this day, for whatever reason, is filled with sadness. Give them a call and say you are thinking of them. Dear Annie: I read this years ago and thought it would be a nice addition for Mothers Day. Will you print it again? Jennie in Ohio Dear Jennie: With pleasure. Its one of our favorites: Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, Im tired and its getting late. I think Ill go to bed. She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next days lunches, rinsed the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and set up the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes into the dryer, sewed on a loose button, picked up the newspapers strewn on the floor and the game pieces left on the table and put the telephone book back into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket, hung up a towel to dry, wrote a note to the teacher and counted out some cash for the kids field trip. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick reminder for the grocery store. She put some water into the dogs dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked. Mom washed her face, put on moisturizer and brushed and flossed her teeth. Her husband called, I thought you were going to bed. Im on my way, she replied. She looked in on each of the children, turned out a bedside lamp, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks in the hamper and had a brief conversation with the older one who was up doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm, laid out clothes for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack and added three chores to her list of things to do tomorrow. About that time, her husband turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular, Im going to bed, and he did. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar. Send email to anniesmaibox@ comcast.net. 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NR (MAX) 320 221 320 3 3 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) PG-13 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Russell Crowe. PG-13 My Cousin Vinny (1992, Comedy) Joe Pesci. (In Stereo) R (MSNBC) 42 41 42 Caught on CameraCaught on CameraCaught on CameraCaught on CameraTangled Lives (N)The Toy Box Puzzle answer is on Page A16. Todays MOVIES Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Dark Shadows (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) Digital. 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) In real 3D. 4:15 p.m. No passes. The Five-Year Engagement (R) ID required. 12:45 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:05 p.m. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) In real 3D. 4:20 p.m. No passes. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) 1:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. The Lucky One (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Dark Shadows (PG-13) 12:40 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:35 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) Digital. 1:30 p.m., 7:50 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) In real 3D. 1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m. No passes. Safe (R) ID required. 12:50 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) 4 p.m. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) In real 3D. 12:45 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. The Five-Year Engagement (R) ID required. 12:45 p.m., 7 p.m. The Raven (R) 1:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:45 p.m. The Lucky One (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m. Think Like a Man (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings and entertainment information.

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Veterans NOTES Due to space considerations, the Veterans Notes sometimes contain only basic information regarding each post. For more information about scheduled activities, meals and more for a specific post, call or email that post at the contact listed. Citrus County Jeepers invites all Purple Heart recipients and their caregivers or guests to participate in its inaugural Wheelers for the Wounded event from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The event offers Purple Heart recipients the unique experience of traversing the Withlachoochee State Forest in Citrus County in off-road vehicles to enjoy its varied natural wonders. The day will conclude with a cookout and camaraderie. Purple Heart recipients interested in participating in this unique experience should call Curt Ebitz at 352-382-3847 or email at info@citruspurple heart.org no later than May 15. Business owners, contractors and vendors are invited by the Inverness Wal-Mart to participate in a Memorial Day event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the supercenter. Space is limited. For more information, call JoAnne at 352-637-2300 or 352-586-2901. Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 Air Force Association, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Division of emergency Management, will brief the group about what to do in the event of a hurricane. All are welcome. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Space is still available for the annual trip to Hawaii for veterans their families and friends scheduled for Feb. 21 through March 9, 2013. The trip, organized and led annually by U.S. Navy veteran Don McLean, includes tours, events and memorials services. Islands to be visited include Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii and Maui. For information or to sign up, call McLean at 352-637-5131 or email dmclean8 @tampabay.rr.com. The Old Homosassa Veterans Memorial opened with great fanfare Oct. 21, 2011, and is gearing up for Phase III. Purple Heart recipients are sought to be honored with centerpieces with their names on them. Call Shona Cook at 352422-8092. Phase III is open to all veterans and consists of a marker that has 64 spaces for $100, plus $2 for additional letters. Many families are putting multiple family members on a marker. Volunteers are needed to ensure the memorial grounds look presentable at all times. To help, call Shona at 352422-8092 or scook94@tampa bay.rr.com. Ex-military and retired military personnel are needed to assist the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to help the Coast Guard with non-military and non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols search and rescue, maritime security and environmental protection. Wear the Auxiliary uniform with pride and your military ribbons. Criminal background check and membership are required. Email Vince Maida at vsm440@aol.com, or call 917-597-6961. HPH Hospice as a partnering agency with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides tailored care for veterans and their families. The program is provided in private homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes, and staff is trained to provide Hospice care specific to illnesses and conditions unique to each military era or war. It also provides caregiver education and a recognition program to honor veterans services and sacrifices. HPH Hospice care and programs do not affect veterans benefits. For more information, call the Citrus Team Office at 352527-4600. The U.S. Air Force is looking for prior enlisted men and women from all services interested in both direct duty assignments in previously obtained career fields or retraining into select career fields. Some of the careers include aircraft electronics/mechanical areas, cyber operation fields, and various other specialties. Enlisted career openings that include the opportunities to retrain consist of special operations positions and unmanned aerial vehicle. Assignment locations are based on Air Force needs. For more information, call 352476-4915. Citrus County Veterans Coalition has a new building holding freezers, refrigerators and all necessary requirements to provide food to veterans in need. Food donations and volunteers are always welcomed and needed. The CCVC is on the DAV property in Inverness at the corner of Paul and Independence, off U.S. 41 north. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Appointments are encouraged by calling 352-400-8952. CCVC general meetings are at 10 a.m. the fourth Thursday monthly at the DAV building in Inverness. All active duty and honorably discharged veterans, their spouses, widows and widowers, along with other veterans organizations and current coalition members are welcome. Members are encouraged to attend general meetings. Annual membership donation is $10 for a calendar year or $25 for three years. The CCVC is a nonprofit corporation, and your donations are tax deductible. Current members should check their membership card for expiration dates, and renew with Gary Williamson at 352-527-4537, or at the meeting. Visit www.ccvcfl.org. AMVETS William Crow Post 447 Inglis, is on State Road 40 East. Mothers Day dinner will be served 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Music with Russ and Drew at 3 p.m. Menu will include prime rib, twice-baked potatoes, vegetables, salad and dessert. Cost is $10. Tickets in advance only. For more information about the post and its activities, call 352-447-1816; email Amvet447@comcast.net. BlantonThompson American Legion Post 155, is at 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner available; entertainment at 7 p.m. For information about the post and its activities, call Cmdr. Jay Conti Sr. at 352-795-6526 or visit www.post155.org. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the post. The American Legion Auxiliary is the worlds largest womens patriotic service organization with nearly 1 million members in 10,100 communities. The principles of the American Legion Auxiliary are to serve veterans, their families and the community. Eligibility in the Auxiliary is open to mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters or grandmothers of members of the American Legion and of deceased veterans who served during war time (also stepchildren); stepchildren; and female veterans who served during war time. Call Unit President Sandy White at 352-249-7663, or membership chairman Barbara Logan, 352-795-4233. The auxiliary will serve a beef burgundy dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the post home. All members and the public are welcome; cost is $7. Ham and sweet potatoes are on the menu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the post home. All members and the public are welcome; cost is $7. All profits from the dinners support the many programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. For more information, call Unit President Sandy White at 352249-7663. H.F. Nesbitt VFW Post 10087 Beverly Hills, offers meals, bingo, golf, karaoke and pool. Review the monthly newsletter for activities and updates, and call the post at 352746-0440. The VFW Post 10087 is off County Road 491, directly behind Superior Bank. Edward W. Penno VFW Post 4864 10199 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, 352-465-4864. Wi Fi is now available at the post; bring your laptop or any other item that will access the Internet and enjoy the free service. The post is now a nonsmoking facility; smoking is allowed on the porch. Information regarding any post events is available at the post or call 352-465-4864. Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 70 meets at 2 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly at the chapter hall, 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, at the intersection of Independence Highway and U.S. 41. The chapter hall is on the corner of Independence Highway and Paul Drive. We thank veterans for their service and welcome any disabled veteran to join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. any Tuesday or Thursday at the chapter hall. This is also the time that we accept donated nonperishable foods for our continuing food drive. Our main function is to assist disabled veterans and their families when we are able. Anyone who knows a disabled veteran or their family who requires assistance is asked to call Commander Richard Floyd 727-492-0290, Ken Stewart at 352-419-0207, or 352344-3464. Service Officer Joe McClister is available to assist any veteran or dependents with their disability claim by appointment. Call 352-344-3464 and leave a message. Ambulatory veterans who wish to schedule an appointment for transportation to the VA medical center in Gainesville should call the veterans service office at 352527-5915. Mobility challenged veterans who wish to schedule an appointment for transportation to the VA medical center in Gainesville may call the Citrus County Transit office for wheelchair transportation; call 352527-7630. For more information about chapter activities, veterans benefits or membership, Call Ken Stewart at 352-419-0207; leave a message, if desired, should the machine answer. Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit No. 70 meets at 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the chapter hall, corner of U.S. 41 north, Independence Boulevard and Paul Drive, Inverness. The DAV Auxiliary has ongoing projects to help needy veterans. Members recently took more than 150 lap robes, 200 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 A13 Special to the Chronicle Heather Blauer, center, received the American Legion Gold Heroism Award at an Air Force JROTC awards dinner Sunday, May 6, at Crystal River High School. Herbert Surber Post 225 Adjutant Richard Hunt, left, presented the certificate and Commander Tom Gallagher, right, presented the medal. Blauer, a former ROTC cadet, was working at a local restaurant last year and prevented a customer from choking by acting quickly and administering the Heimlich maneuver. Legion Gold Heroism Award VFW Post 4337 supports Operation Welcome Home/ Honor Flight fundraiser with Congressman Rich Nugent as keynote speaker Saturday, May 19, Armed Forces Day. The post is at 906 State Road 44 E., across from the lake in Inverness. A ham dinner starts at 11 a.m.; cost is $6. Call 352-422-6236 for tickets. Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight, which helps get World War II veterans go to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial, and Operation Welcome Home for returning soldiers from overseas. For information, call Barbara Mills at 352-422-6236. VFW Post 4337 plans fundraiser for flight, homecomings See VETERANS / Page A14 209 N. Pine Ave., Inverness, FL kathy@accenttravelgroup.com ( 352 ) 726-6623 000BFKS ac cent travel SINCE 1972 Your Next Adventure Is Waiting For You! (352) 527-8855 3557 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465 Located Next to Winn Dixie www.beckystravelservice.com ST 35415 DAY TRIP July 26, 2012 Tampa Aquarium & Dolphin Encounter Cruise Seniors $71.50 Adults $76.50 Child $68.50 3-12 yrs Celebrity Solstice 9 Days Pacific Coast Cruise May 6, 2013 Ports San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Astoria, Victoria and Seattle Inside $899.00 Ocean $999.00 Balcony $1099.00* Taxes & Fees 160.23 *Partial Obstructed Balcony Freedom of the Seas Nov. 25, 2012 Western Caribbean Inside $599.00 Ocean $699.00 Balcony $969.00 Taxes & Fees 103.70 per person 000BFXG LADY JOURNEY SEEKERS LADY JOURNEY SEEKERS Ladies Luncheons See website www.ladyjourneyseekers.com Contact Valerie Keith 352-795-0358 Seller of Travel ST 35415 DAY TRIPS June 5, 2012 Mummies & Tummies MOSI Mummies Exhibit & IMAX Movie Intl. Mall for Lunch Cost $69.00 Includes exhibit, IMAX and driver tip Motorcoach Tour Oct. 14-20, 2012 Myrtle Beach Show Trip 7 Days & 6 Nights, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners $659.00 per double Single supplement $180.00 August 1, 2012 Cirque Du Soleil LA Nouba Motorcoach and ticket to show Cost $110.00 000BBRO 2012 MOMMY & ME Photo Contest www.chronicleonline.com /mommyandme Vote NOW Winner Receives a Family Vacation Getaway www.chronicleonline.com 000BG25 Casino Tours Cruises Vacations Call for dates & details. 352-597-4822 Toll Free: 1-877-604-4822 4 Days, 3 Nights Sunday Departures Imperial Place $ 169 pp/dbl Visit 2 Casinos, $55 Free Play, 2 Meal Coupons Beau Rivage $ 179 pp/dbl BILOXI GAMBLING GETAWAY Cruise the Victory Ship $ 35 pp A Fun Day at Hard Rock-TPA $ 20 pp CASINO DAY TRIPS ESCAPE OVERNIGHT Immokalee Casino $ 99 pp/dbl CRUISE YOUR VALENTINE CARNIVAL DREAM Feb. 9-16, 2013 Taking Reservations Now Prices subject to change. Reservation Suggested 352-795-5797 www.crystalriverdivers.com 000BB3W S ummer S pecials Spectacular $ 125 Midweek Pontoon Special Full day rental 9am-4pm Monday Thru Friday SCENIC BOAT TOURS $15 Adults $10 Kids 12 & Under Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River GREAT GETAWAY 749295 000BBOQ www.chronicleonline.com

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ditty bags and more than 100 wheelchair and walker bags to area nursing homes. Members collect good, clean cotton material, yarn and toiletry items to make lap robes, wheelchair and walker and ditty bags for veterans in nursing homes. Membership has expanded to include many more who are eligible to join. For more information or to donate items, call Commander Linda Brice at 352-560-3867 or Adjutant Lynn Armitage at 352-341-5334. Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337 and Ladies Auxiliary is at 906 State Road 44 E., Inverness. Call the post at 352-3443495 for information about all weekly post activities, or visit www.vfw4337.org. The American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 and Auxiliary, 10730 U.S. 41, Dunnellon. Post and auxiliary meet the first Wednesday of the month. Dunnellon Young Marines will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. The public is welcome at bingo at 6 p.m. Thursdays. A pancake breakfast and outdoor flea market will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Cost is $5 for all you can eat. The Memorial Day Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28. A picnic will follow. For information about activities and the post, call Carl Boos at 352-489-3544. Rolling Thunder Chapter 7 a POW/MIA awareness group, meets at 10 a.m. second Saturday at the VFW Post 10087 in Beverly Hills. Call Bob Bruno, secretary, at 352201-1228. A Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary Citrus Unit meets at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly at the VFW in Beverly Hills. New members are welcome. Membership fee is $30 a year. Female relatives ages 16 or older who are a wife, widow, mother, stepmother, sister, daughter, stepdaughter, grandmother, granddaughter, aunt or daughter-in-law of honorably discharged Marines and FMF Corpsmen are eligible to belong to the Marine Corps League. Female Marines (former, active and reserves) and associate members are eligible for MCLA membership. Call President Elaine Spikes at 352-860-2400 or Secretary/Treasurer Joan Cecil at 352-726-0834 for information. Hunger and Homeless Coalition Anyone who knows of a homeless veteran in need of food, haircut, voter ID, food stamps, medical assistance or more blankets is asked to call Ed Murphy at the Hunger and Homeless Coalition at 352382-0876, or pass along this phone number to the veteran. Leroy Rooks Jr.VFW Post 4252 and Ladies Auxiliary 3190 N. Carl G. Rose Highway, State Road 200, Hernando; 352-726-3339. Send emails to vfw4252@tampa bay.rr.com. Everyone is welcome. Post and auxiliary meet at 6:30 p.m. every second Thursday. Post honor guard is available for funerals, flag raisings and nursing home visits. The public is welcome to the Friday night dinner and dance at 5 p.m. See our post activities: Google us as VFW 4252, Hernando. Dumas-Hartson VFW Post 8189 is on West Veterans Drive, west of U.S. 19 between Crystal River and Homosassa. Call 352-795-5012. VFW membership is open to men and women veterans who have participated in an overseas campaign, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Korean Campaign medal remains open, as well. Call the post at the phone number above for information. Joe Nic Barco Memorial VFW Post 7122 8191 S. Florida Ave., Floral City.A14 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T OGETHER VETERANS Continued from Page A13 The Lettses 50th ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Letts Sr. of Pine Ridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 19, 2012. The couple were wed on May 19, 1962, in Fort Lauderdale. Joe is retired from the construction business and Marty is a retired nurse. They have lived in Citrus County for 20 years. The Lettses have two children: daughter Lorie Bultheuis and a son, Joseph Letts Jr. They have two grandchildren. They will celebrate their golden anniversary by renewing their vows at home surrounded by close friends and family. Tomaine/Opatz Engagement Reggie and Nancy Tomaine of Dunnellon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Tomaine of St. Cloud, Minn., to Jim Opatz of St. Cloud. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Crystal River High School and a 2011 graduate of Rasmussen Business College. She is employed with Polar Tank in the payroll department. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Richard and Marie Opatz of Little Falls, Minn. A 1994 graduate of Little Falls Community High School, he is associated with Centerpoint Energy. Nuptial vows will be exchanged May 21, 2012, in a wedding ceremony on Sand Key Beach in Clearwater. FOR THE RECORD Divorces and marriages filed in the state of Florida are a matter of public record, available from each countys Clerk of the Courts Office. For Citrus County, call the clerk at 352341-6400 or visit the website at www.clerk.citrus.fl.us. For proceedings filed in another county, contact the clerk in that area. See VETERANS / Page A16 A R C H A N G E L M I C H A E L A R C H A N G E L M I C H A E L ARCHANGEL MICHAEL C A N T O N I S C E N T E R C A N T O N I S C E N T E R CANTONIS CENTER B A N Q U E T B A N Q U E T BANQUET F A C I L I T Y F A C I L I T Y FACILITY 352-746-1177 AVAILABLE FOR: Wedding Receptions Anniversaries Proms Social Events Seminars, Etc. Full Service Available (Sit Down or Buffet) Seating for 300 Guests 4705 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1 Mile W. of 491 or Hwy. 44 See web site for Details www.stmichaelgoc.org E-mail: banquets@stmichaelgoc.org 000AOJ2 Crystal River Shopping Center 1665 SE Hwy. 19 Next to Sweetbay 352-563-0633 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-5:00pm Sat. 11am-3:00pm Timeless pieces to celebrate your everlasting love. Layaway Available Jim Green Jewelers 000ATIG www.jimgreenjewelers.com 15 YEARS 0 0 0 A R U 5 Silver & Ivory Carol Whitten Piano 352-465-2053 Nancy Gordon Flute 352-207-0205 silverandivorymusic@gmail.com For Your Special Occasion ALL FOR ONE LOW PRICE! 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T OGETHER C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 A15 To Advertise Call 563-5592 Humane Society OF CITRUS CO. Sugar Sugar is as sweet as her name implies; she seems to just love everyone. She is an American Staffordshire terrier possibly mixed with English bulldog, about 1 year old and is good with other dogs. She was raised around children, knows basic commands, walks well on a lead and loves to play. She is fully vetted and housebroken. An approved application and adoption donation are required. To access an application and to view other available pets, visit www.roomforonemore. net. For information call Karron at 352-560-0051. A NGELA V ICK Special to the ChronicleSpring has sprung and summer is following close on the horizon. Love is in the air heralding another bridal season. Most people know that the clerk of the court issues marriage licenses, but did you know that the clerk also performs marriage ceremonies? Many of the deputy clerks at the Citrus County clerks office are romantics at heart and love to perform the ceremonies or snap photos of a couple. A variety of venues are available. The marriage chapel area at the new courthouse in Inverness contains light and cheerful hearts of love-themed wedding dcor. The traditionalists may find they prefer the picturesque second floor courtroom at the restored 1912 Historic Courthouse. Both of these venues offer backgrounds forpictures. Simple civil ceremonies can also be performed at the West Citrus Government Center in the Meadowcrest subdivision in Crystal River. The fee for performing a marriage ceremony is $30 and ceremonies are by appointment at all three locations Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The clerk also offers three photo packages. It is interesting to note that some couples select their wedding date based on once in a lifetime dates. Coming up are 10/11/12 and 12/12/12. For more information or to schedule a ceremony, call 352-341-6424 or visit www.clerk.citrus.fl.us. Clerks offer wedding services Several options available at offices 000APUJ CITRUS COUNTYS B ridal and W edding G uide 000BFII Dont Stress about the Dress! By Saralynne Schlumberger Now you are deep in the midst of planning your big day. You are going in to buy your dress, and it occurs to you that you would love to drop a size or two. This is a daunting desire that seems to throw most brides into weight-loss torture frenzy. Dont fall prey to that old Ill just not eat for 6 months trap. Losing weight the healthy way can pay off for your wedding day, and it turns out that this realistic plan includes eating more than air. The following tips are helpful bits of wisdom to help you on your journey to the isle. Using these and other healthy living techniques can assist on your way to wedded (and may we add healthier) bliss! Check your food labels! It is impossible to keep a healthy diet if you dont know what you are eating. The food labels tell you what you are about to consume and sometimes it can be shocking when you actually take the time to investigate just whats in the can of food-surprise We have all heard that decreasing the amount of added sugars in our diets is a vital move towards better health. With so many products on the market these days that offer sugar-free and no added-sugar options, you should be able to make good choices when it comes to food with typically high sugar contents. Cutting down the amount of sugar in your diet can help you lose weight by cutting out calories, and also help reduce the risk for heart disease and obesity. (USDA, 2010) Fiber, fiber, fiber! Ditch the bleached flour refined-grain white bread in trade for a healthier whole grain option. Whole grains are a recommended part of an everyday life, according to the USDA; at least half of all grains consumed should be whole. Fiber is natures cleanser; it helps remove fat and cholesterol from the digestive system so it can function more properly and help you absorb the nutrients you need. (USDA, 2010) I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to get your daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Mom always harped on us to eat our veggies each night and with sayings like an apple a day how could we forget this key ingredient to wellness? Fruits and vegetables contain many minerals and vitamins that can help ward of illness and also contribute to a healthier weight. (Harvard, 2006) The dreaded trudge to the gym can deter even the most motivated person. Exercise can be the most challenging part of obtaining a healthier lifestyle. We often have excuses ranging from Im too tired to I dont have time and its too hard... I have heard myself use both of these and many many more in my quest to excuse myself from exercising. The fact remains that exercise is absolutely essential to a balanced lifestyle. Weight management all comes down to energy balance: calories in (from food and drink) vs. calories out (from daily activity and exercise).(Harvard, 2006). The best way to fit exercise into your life is to find an activity or workout that is fun and can be done around your busy schedule. If you make it easily accessible to yourself, you are far more likely to keep up with it. Remember something is better than nothing! (Mayo Clinic, 2011) Catch some zzzzzs. Sleep is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep deprivation can cause elevated stress levels, anxiety, and an overall decline in your health. It might be hard to put your mind at rest while thoughts of caterers, DJs, and color swatches have invaded your nightly sheep-counting, but getting some sleep might be just what you need to navigate through the madness while maintaining your cool-as-a-cucumber exterior. These are just a few tips for getting ready for the big day. There are so many suggestions, diets, and flat-out crazy plans that might lure you into an unhealthy way of life promising un-realistic results. Just remember to listen to your body and give it what it needs.the results will speak for themselves. It is all about feeling great on your wedding day and everyday of your life, so find a plan that suites you and walk down that aisle with confidence! References: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Dietary guidel ines for Americans 7th edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Get a taste for nutrition. (2006, August 21). Harvard Health Commentaries Mayo Clinic Staff. (2011, March 19). Fitness. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitnes s/MY00396 000AO0I A u t h e n t i c N e a p o l i t a n C u i s i n e W e L o o k F o r w a r d t o S e e i n g Y o u S o o n 1 5 4 6 U S H W Y 4 1 I N V E R N E S S 3 5 2 4 1 9 6 5 5 4 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 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For information about the post and its activities, call 352-637-0100. Friday is AUCE fish or threepiece chicken for $7. American Legion, Beverly Hills Memorial Post 237 4077 N. Lecanto Highway, in the Beverly Plaza, invites all eligible veterans and their families to visit our post and consider joining our Legion family: American Legion, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), or American Legion Auxiliary (ALA). Color Guard/Honor Guard accepting volunteers. Contact the post at 352-7465018 for information. American Legion Riders Chapter now being formed. Visit the post for printed schedule or visit the website at www.post237.org. For information, call 352-746-5018. The Korean War Veterans Association, Citrus Chapter 192 meets at the VFW Post 10087, Beverly Hills, at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly. Any veteran who has seen honorable service in any of the Armed Forces of the U.S. is eligible for membership if said service was within Korea, including territorial waters and airspace, at any time from Sept. 3, 1945, to the present or if said service was outside of Korea from June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955. For information, call Hank Butler at 352-563-2496, Neville Anderson at 352-344-2529 or Bob Hermanson at 352-489-0728. Allen-Rawls American Legion Post 77 and Auxiliary Unit 77 meet the first Thursday monthly at the Inverness Highlands Civic Center at 4375 Little Al Point Road, Inverness. Call Post Cmdr. Norman Brumett at 352-860-2981 or Auxiliary president Marie Cain at 352-637-5915. U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI)-Sturgeon Base meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at the American Legion Post 155, 6585 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Visitors and interested parties are always welcome. Call Base Cmdr. Billy Wein at 352726-5926. American Legion Post 166 meets 1:30 p.m., first Saturday monthly at the DumasHartson VFW Post 8189 Ladies Auxiliary facility on Veterans Drive, Homosassa, on the west side of U.S. 19 at Dixons Auto Sales across from Harley-Davidson. We meet in the small building to the left of the main building. All former and current post members, as well as all interested veterans, are cordially invited to be a part of American Legion Post 166. For information about the post or the American Legion, call and leave a message for the post commander at 352697-1749. Your call will be returned within 24 to 48 hours. Seabee Veterans of America (SVA) Island X-23 welcomes all Seabees and Honeybees to its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at Citrus Hills Country Club, Rose and Crown restaurant, Citrus Hills. Call John Lowe at 352-344-4702. Citrus 40/8 Voiture 1219 and Cabane 1219 conducts its meetings at 7 p.m. the second Thursday monthly at the American Legion Post 155 on State Road 44 in Crystal River (6585 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway). For more information about the 40/8, call the Chef De Gare Tom Smith at 352-601-3612; for the Cabane, call La Presidente Carol Kaiserian at 352746-1959; or visit us on the Web at www.Post155.org. Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) meets at 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. All combat-wounded veterans, lineal descendants, next of kin, spouses and siblings of Purple Heart recipients are cordially invited to attend and to join the ranks of Chapter 776. To learn more about Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH, visit the chapters website at www. citruspurpleheart.org or call 352-382-3847. Marine Corps League, Samuel R. Wall Detachment 1139 will conduct its regular meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at DAV Post 70 in Inverness at the intersection of Independence Highway and U.S. 41 North. All Marines are welcome. Call Jerry Cecil at 352-726-0834 or Wayne Howard at 352-634-5254. Marine Corps League Citrus Detachment 819 meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly at VFW Post 10087 on Vet Lane in Beverly Hills, behind Superior Bank. Social hour follows. All Marines and FMF Corpsmen are welcome. Meet new friends and discuss past glories. Call Morgan Patterson at 352-7461135, Ted Archambault at 352-382-0462 or Bion St. Bernard at 352-697-2389. Gilley-Long-Osteen VFW Post 8698 is at 520 State Road 40 E., Inglis, one mile east of U.S. 19. The Mens Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday. LAVFW meets at 5 p.m. and the membership meeting is at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday at the post. Call the post at 352-4473495 for information about the post and its activities. Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 186 will meet at 3 p.m. the third Thursday monthly at the DAV Building, Independence Highway and U.S. 41 North, Inverness. Call Bob Huscher, secretary, at 352-344-0727. American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday monthly at the New Testament Baptist Church of Floral City, 9850 S. Parkside Ave. adjoining Floral Park, southeast side. All eligible veterans welcome. Blake A. Delmain Air Force Airman Blake A. Delmain graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Delmain is the son of Joseph Delmain of Homosassa and Kimberly Grizzle of Beverly Hills. He is a 2009 graduate of Crystal River High School. In SERVICE I hope youll welcome this monthly column back to life. It began in 2007 and continues to offer interesting and educational topics dedicated to more than 28,000 veterans and their families of Citrus County. I come from a long line of veterans myself. My fathers uncle was the first Miamian killed in World War I. The Harvey Seeds American Legion Post 15 in Miami is named after him. My father served as part of the Big Red One during World War II. Ive been a Navy wife myself, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Anchorage, Alaska. As a newspaper reporter, I interviewed Pearl Harbor survivors and other brave men and women who placed their lives on the line to protect our freedom. This months subject is the retrieval of your military personnel and/or medical records. I hear a lot of you right now, saying Good luck with that one! With homeland security issues what they are today, having a copy of your DD214 is essential. For compensation claims, especially, both military and civilian medical records are invaluable. If time, relocation, hurricanes and other hazards of life have sent your copies of these documents into some mysterious black hole, read on. In 1973, a fire at the St. Louis, Mo., repository destroyed thousands of military personnel and medical records kept there. If youre seeking information from dates after 1973, submit a request on Standard Form 180, found online at www. archives.gov/veterans/ military-service-records. File electronically or mail to: National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138. Those seeking records prior to 1973 may need to reconstruct proof of service, whether for a VA home loan application or compensation request for a servicerelated illness or injury. The St. Louis office will try to help reconstruct proof of your service, but data may be missing. Search through morning reports, ships logs and roster reports on file. Casualty reports are a possible source of documentation for those seeking proof of a specific incident. Note the specific time frames on a Standard Form 180, and allow more time than a regular search. If youre transferring to another base, you have the option of hand-carrying your medical records, especially if you have an appointment before reporting for your next duty. Make a copy for yourself. Request copies of updates regularly to keep your home folder current. Civilian doctors offices often charge for copies, but generally not if the records are going to another doctor, even by way of your own hand-delivery. A release form is required. Ask if they can fax this and the records to you for a lower fee to defer mailing costs, and dont forget to get a CD containing any X-rays or other films. If you havent already registered with your local Veterans Administration (VA) Office, then by all means, do it ASAP You dont have to utilize the low-cost or free doctor visits, eye exams, blood tests and prescriptions, but its there if you need it. If youre looking at military disability compensation, this is a necessary step. Replacing destroyed records, the VA accepts buddy reports if theyre specific enough to show cause-and-effect of the listed injury. A good example is; After the supply sergeants truck struck George Doe at 12th and Main on Justa Base on May 2, 1954, I visited him eight times in the hospital during the next three months. His limp has been the same or worse since his discharge from the hospital. The letter should contain current contact information, as many details as possible, signature, date and notarization. Family members, friends or spouses can write affidavits but must avoid medical speculation and emotional editorializing. Postmarked letters written while on active duty can establish service plus the existence of a claimed condition occurring. Newspaper articles and photographs are accepted, as long as the veteran is clearly identifiable. A pre-employment or recurring physical exam can show a condition existing or worsening over time. You may need to obtain these records yourself, as VA form 21-4142 may or may not be effective when dealing with civilian employers. Lastly, a veterans services officer can help you and your physician with the proper formatting of a nexus statement to back your claim. They can also provide you with necessary forms. The past can be rebuilt, and with evidence to back it up, you should be moving forward once again. Wait, did I say moving? Thats next months column! Barbara L. Corcoran is the public information officer of the Citrus County Veterans Coalition Inc. She may be contacted via Barbie1@ccvcfl.org. More information about this group may be found at www.ccvcfl.org.A16 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Sundays PUZZLER Puzzle is on Page A12. Records lost? Research to the rescue Barbara Corcoran VETERANS VIEWS VETERANSContinued from Page A14 SO YOU KNOW Email veterans news to Sarah Gatling at community@ chronicleonline.com, or call 563-5660, ext. 1197. 000BDYF 000B376

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Dr. Ron Joseph column/ B2 Tennis/B2 NBA/ B2, B5 Sports briefs/ B2, B4 MLB/ B3, B5 TV, lottery/ B4 NBA, NHL/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 The Miami Marlins had a tough time against the New York Mets./ B3 S PORTS Section B SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Photos by MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Lecanto senior Anna Heinzman, top, and Crystal River senior Martina Tafoya, bottom, are the Chronicle Girls Track and Field Co-Athletes of the Year. Heinzman won a Class 3A state title in the pole vault while Tafoya participated in multiple events, with her best being the 300 meter hurdles. Tafoya finished as a Class 2A state medalist by taking seventh in the event. Errors doom Rays to defeat Five miscues allow Baltimore 5-3 victory Associated PressBALTIMORE The Baltimore Orioles capitalized on five errors by the Tampa Bay Rays and got two hits and two RBIs from Adam Jones in a 5-3 victory Saturday night. The Orioles were outhit 7-6 and struck out 12 times but scored three unearned runs to forge their second straight win in this series between the two top teams in the AL East. Baltimore leads second-place Tampa Bay by two games and on Sunday will seek to complete its first three-game home sweep of the Rays since July 2007. Bill Hall, summoned from the minors earlier in the day, hit a solo homer in the eighth to give the Orioles a two-run cushion. Orioles starter Brian Matusz (2-4) gave up three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings. Luis Ayala got four straight outs, Pedro Strop worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Jim Johnson finished for his 11th save, the second in two games. Baltimores bullpen is perfect over 6 1-3 innings in this series. Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore (1-3) walked four and allowed four hits in 4 1-3 innings. He allowed four runs, only one of them earned. Brandon Guyer homered for the Rays and former Oriole Luke Scott drove in two runs. The Rays went up 1-0 in the second on Guyers home run, his first hit since being recalled from the minors on Wednesday. He has three career home runs, two against Baltimore. Baltimore scored two runs in the bottom half, courtesy of three Tampa Bay errors. Jones reached on a wild throw by third baseman Sean Rodriguez and advanced on an errant pickoff throw by Moore. After a walk to Matt Wieters and two strikeouts, Jones scored on Steve Tollesons double to left and Wieters came in when Guyton misplayed the ball in the corner. 2012 Chronicle Girls Track and Field Co-Athletes of the Year Anna Heinzman, Lecanto; Martina Tafoya, CR Reaching for the stars Heinzman, Tafoya end senior seasons with state medals around their necks J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentThe day of the Class 3A State Championship Track and Field Meet didnt start like any other day for Lecanto High School senior Anna Heinzman. Before the day was over, Anna faced two completely different but equally challenging tests of her skills. Anna had to take her International Baccalaureate test in the early morning before she could even hope to travel towards Jacksonville where the state meet was being held at the University of North Florida. Once arriving in Jacksonville, Anna was set to face the top competitors in the state in the pole vault. It is an event Anna has excelled for the past four years, finishing fourth as a freshman and fifth in 2011. This time, Heinzman was a L ARRYB UGG CorrespondentMartina Tafoya may be enjoying some actual free time now. Thats because track season is over and all she has to worry about are school and her three jobs. Somehow, Tafoya has managed to be a very successful high school hurdler and track athlete. The Crystal River senior won the 100 and 300 hurdles district titles on April 11, took second place in the long jump and ran the opening leg of the district-winning 4x400. She scored 28 points leading the Crystal River High girls team to a district title. She took third place in the regional in the 300 hurdles with a 46.14 time. The 4x400 team took third with a school Editors Note: Because of a condensed spring high school sports season, these selections were based solely on the regular season. The athletes postseason accomplishments could not be taken into consideration. See TAFOYA / Page B5 See HEINZMAN / Page B5 Golfer up a stroke heading into events final round Associated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. Kevin Na is slow to pull the trigger, and quick to make fun of himself. In what made for painful viewing Saturday in The Players Championship for fans at the TPC Sawgrass and those watching from home Na took hundreds of waggles as he set up over the ball, backed off the shot if he didnt feel comfortable and a couple of times purposely missed so he could start over. The only number that mattered was a 4-under 68, one of only three bogey-free rounds on a dangerous golf course. Backing off only once in the 18th fairway, he hit his approach to 15 feet for birdie and took a oneshot lead over Matt Kuchar (69) going into the final round. Theres so much on the line that I just have to sometimes back off, Na said. Or Ill force myself to take it back, and on the way down Ill pull up and go over the top (of the ball). As ugly as it is, and as painful as it is, believe me, its really tough for me. And Im trying. Kuchar had the lead until hitting wedge into the water at the islandgreen 17th and escaping with bogey, and he saved par from the roughcovered moguls to the right of the 18th green. He had one stretch of eight holes without a par, making six birdies and a bogey. Rickie Fowler, coming off his first PGA Tour win last week at Quail Hollow, was dynamic as ever as he shot up the leaderboard. Fowler didnt make a bogey until the last hole Kevin Na chips to the second green during the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. Associated Press Nas 68 gives him TPC lead See TPC / Page B4 PGA par scores For the entire list of Saturdays competitors at The Players Championship, please see Page B4. Associated Press Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning Saturday in Baltimore. More baseball For the Rays box score, plus the rest of the MLB action, please see Page B3.

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James officially awarded 3rd MVP honor Associated PressMIAMI LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him. And he finished with a flourish. Heat nation, we have a bigger goal, James said. This is very overwhelming to me as an individual award. But this is not the award I want, ultimately. I want that championship. Thats all that matters to me. James accepted his third NBA MVP award Saturday, making him the eighth player in league history to win that many. The others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone all have won NBA titles. On Sunday, James resumes that quest. Hes going to get his, Heat President Pat Riley said. He will get his championship. And there might be a lot more there, too. James received 85 of a possible 121 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league, with fans on NBA.com combining for one vote. He earned 1,074 points, topping Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant (889 points, 24 first-place votes), the Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul (385, six first-place votes), the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (352, two first-place votes), and San Antonios Tony Parker (331, four firstplace votes). James lauded the other top candidates for the MVP and lauded his teammates and those around him even more. This is a team game and I wouldnt be receiving what Ive received in the past and now in the present without my teammates and without my family and friends whove helped me to this point, James said away from the stage. Even though its an individual award, I always go back to my teammates. I always go back to my friends and my family. No one can do it alone. The way some around the Heat see it, Saturday could have been a fourth straight MVP for James. His numbers this season 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game on 53 percent shooting are extremely comparable to last season, when he finished a distant third in the MVP race behind Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard. B2 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S PORTS A thletes attempting to qualify for or participate in the upcoming Olympic games in London have the same injuries and diseases we all face. The difference is how top-of-theline Olympic-caliber athletes handle their physical ailments within the rules of the organizations controlling their respective sports. The question is: why so many competitive athletes have asthma and why in particular swimmers? In 1992, Olympic gold medal swimmer Dana Torres, just returning from the Barcelona Olympics, was running on a hot, humid day in Gainesville. She was wheezing and coughing, which was nothing new. She always had breathing problems and thought nothing of it, until she started asthma medication. Almost 16 years later, at age 41, she returned to Olympic swimming and was accused of doping with asthma medication. Torres had been a competitive swimmer for years living with asthma. Competitive and recreational swimmers experience a higher incidence of asthma. This raises the concern of athletes at all levels about swimming pools that abnormal chlorine concentrations. Swimming is a recommended exercise for conditions such as asthma and for recovery from injury. The warm, humid air at the surface of the pool is less likely to trigger attacks than other physical activities such as running or biking in pollenladen air. However, research suggests that the chlorine used to keep the pools clean contributes to the development of asthma. Indoor pools increase the risk of asthma in children and those who train frequently. The chlorine fumes floating around the surface of the pool triggers the asthma by irritating the upper airways. A European study noted children who swam for the equivalent of one hour a week for ten years were five times more likely to have asthma than children who never swam in outdoor pools. Kids with a predisposition to allergies, as shown by blood tests, were up to 10 times more likely to have asthma if they had swam in an outdoor pool. Chlorination is an accepted method of pool sanitation, though somewhat dangerous. Chlorine concentrations in water decline quickly in swimming pools and to maintain the effectiveness, over-chlorinated pools are the result. Control of chlorine concentrations is not an exact science in heavily-used recreational, club and competitive swimming pools. Indoor pools with inadequate ventilation, re-circulated air as opposed to fresh air, outdoor pools with higher side walls, less air moving across the water surface or high humidity, as we have here in Florida, give rise to the layer of chlorinated by-products in the atmosphere being breathed in by swimmers. Serious swimmers intensity of exercise worsens the situation further because the volume of air breathed is so great. Children inhale more air per unit of body weight than adults. Also, training two or more times a day will not allow toxins to be completely cleared from the body in most swimmers. The general rule regarding over-chlorinated pools is that if you can smell the chlorine in the pool environment, it is dangerously high. Some high school coaches tell their athletes going on college recruiting trips that if you can find the pool by smell without the directional signs, the pool is over-chlorinated. Olympic and competitive swimmers and fledgling rising stars spend hours in the pool. Therefore, this summer you will hear and see kids competing using asthma medication. The World Anti-Doping Agency and the respective sports organizations follow some general rules. An athlete is subject to out-ofcompetition drug testing if ranked among the top 50 in the world or one of the top 15 performers in a respective event in the country. So dont worry if you are in the top 10 at your club. The reality is that asthma and doping experts agree that inhaled asthma drugs allow athletes with asthma to breathe normally but do not enhance performance. And they do nothing for athletes who do not have asthma. Elite-level athletes with documented proof that they have asthma are allowed to take certain inhaled corticosteroids, which prevent inflammation of airways and decrease asthma symptoms. Other inhaled drugs used to relieve asthma symptoms are known as beta-2 agonists that relax the airways. If injected or taken orally, a few beta-2 agonists can increase muscle and decrease body fat. But when they are inhaled in doses used to control asthma, these drugs do not improve performance. Swimming is great exercise and a great competitive sport for all. However, if the pool you or your kids are training in doesnt pass the chlorine smell test, say something! Ron Joseph, M.D., a hand and shoulder orthopedic specialist at SeaSpine Orthopedic Institute, can be reached at rbjhand@cox.net or 352-212-5359. Dr. Ron Joseph DOCTORS ORDERS Asthma and Olympic athletes Recreation BRIEFS Mens, co-ed leagues forming nowThe City of Inverness Department of Parks & Recreations Mens and Co-ed Adult Recreational Softball Leagues are forming now for all ability levels of players. Men play on Tuesdays and the co-ed leagues play on Fridays. Games are played at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness; all are welcome. For more information, call Shaun Miracle at 352-7262611, ext. 1311 or email smiracle@inverness-fl.gov. For more information about other programs and classes, call Whispering Pines Park administration office at 352-726-3913 or email parks @inverness-fl.gov. Skeet shoot, fish fry benefits home A skeet shoot and fish fry to benefit the Covenant Childrens Home is planned for Saturday, May 19, at Robinson Ranch, 19730 S.E. 127 Terrace, six miles west of Dunnellon on County Road 40. Skeet shooting is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch begins at 11 a.m. with food provided by Charlies Fish House of Crystal River. The charge for skeet shooting is $20 for 25 shots, using personal firearms or those provided. The fish fry is $10. Veterans may skeet and eat for $25. All proceeds go to the home. Tickets are available at www.cchfl.org or call 352489-2565. Rays game trip helps seniors Tickets are available now for a trip to the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Red Sox ballgame May 16 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Cost is $45 and includes one game ticket and round-trip transportation from the Citrus County Resource Center to Tropicana Field. Proceeds go to the Senior Foundation of Citrus County and the Home Delivered Meals Program. For tickets, call 352-527-5975. Parks & Rec to host Jazzerkamp Citrus County Parks & Recreation will host its Jazzerkamp this summer. The camp includes Jazzercise dance to provide fun and fitness for its campers. Camp will be from July 16 to 20 at the Citrus County Canning Center, 3425 W. Southern St., Lecanto. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 352-465-7007. Go to the game with squadronThe Crystal River Sail and Power Squadron, affiliated with the United States Sail and Power Squadron, will host a day trip Thursday, July 19, to Tropicana Field to support the Tampa Bay Rays in a game against the Cleveland Indians. The $45 price includes bus and ticket for Press Level seating. For more information, call Norm Overfield at 352-5868620. The United States Sail and Power Squadrons and their local affiliates promote safer boating through education. Sharks to host golf challenge The Crystal River Sharks will host a golf challenge on Saturday, May 19, at Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club. Tee off will be at 8:30 a.m. There are several choices for sponsorship including Platinum, Gold, Silver and Hole sponsorship. Proceeds benefit Pop Warner youth football and cheerleading. The event will also include raffles and prizes for first-, secondand third-place golfers. For more information, call 352-238-6482 or email gina@citrusports.com. Homosassa Flotilla offers charting programThe U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Homosassa Flotilla 15-4 will offer a course in charting for the boating public from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 17, at the West Citrus Community Center, 8940 Veterans Drive in Homosassa. The cost will be $20. Bring sharp pencils, eraser, compass, straight-edge ruler and two right-angle triangles (or a rolling straight edge). Participants will learn to be better navigators. The course will explain the importance of having a nautical chart aboard recreational boats, and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to interpret nautical charts, identify navigational hazards, plot positions and courses and use charts to navigate local coastal waters. For more information, or to sign up, call Elaine Miranda at 352-564-2521 or Rusty Hays at 352-598-4369. About Boating Safely offered May 22-24If you were born after Jan. 1, 1988, you need to obtain the FWC Safe Boaters card to legally operate a vessel with a 10 hp or greater motor. About Boating Safely, offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, covers all information needed to qualify for the Safe Boaters card. Flotilla 15-1 of Crystal River will offer the program from 7 to 9 p.m. May 22 through 24 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) at the flotilla building, 148 N.E. Fifth St., Crystal River. Cost is $30. Bring a friend, share a book and get a discount. Call Linda Jones at 352-503-6199 to register. Citrus Y expands group exerciseThe Citrus County YMCA now offers its Group Exercise program at First United Methodist Church in Homosassa, the Ys westside venue for health and wellness classes. Currently, there are Pilates, cardio interval, and stability and strength classes offered. For more information about the YMCA Group Exercise program, call the office at 352637-0132. Financial assistance is available to all those who qualify. The YMCA office is in Beverly Hills at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway, and is open noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Park offers tennis lessons Whispering Pines Park offers tennis lessons with Lindsay Rodriquez. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required at the park office. Fee for lessons is $100 for four hours, or $30 per hour. Times are arranged with the instructor. Call 352-726-3913 for registration and information. Whispering Pines also offers racquetball lessons. Call for information. Associated Press LeBron James poses after having accepted the NBA MVP trophy Saturday in Miami. Calling the honor overwhelming but pointing to a bigger goal, James became the eighth player in NBA history to win the MVP award three times. Federer moves into Madrid final Williams in final on womens side Associated PressMADRID Roger Federer will play for his third Madrid Open title with a chance to take over the No. 2 spot in the world ranking after cruising past Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 6-3 in the tournament semifinals on Saturday. The Swiss star and former No. 1 advanced to a finals matchup against Tomas Berdych, who edged Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) in the other semifinal. A victory will push Federer ahead of Spains Rafael Nadal in the rankings. On the womens side, Serena Williams will meet topranked Victoria Azarenka in the final after each won their semifinal matchups in straight sets. While both Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic vowed to never again play on Madrids new blue-clay court after early exits, Federers more technical style has not been overly hampered by a surface many players have criticized as slippery. Federer, who won at Madrid in 2006 and 2009, shook off gusting winds in the late afternoon to hit 25 winners and eight aces en route to the easy victory. While dominating on serve, Federer moved Tipsarevic around the court with an expert mix of shots until breaking for a 3-1 lead with a low slice that the Serb hit into the net. Federer broke again to claim the first set by drawing an error from Tipsarevic with a forehand that clipped the sideline. Tipsarevic, who had upset Djokovic on Friday, fell behind for good at 3-1 in the second set when he could barely graze Federers crosscourt return. Federer holds a 10-4 record against Berdych, but the Czech has won three of their last five meetings. (Berdych) got me in big matches in my career in Wimbledon and at the Olympics. I got him back at the same places, Federer said. Still I remember those losses vividly. I think that we match up pretty well against each other because of the shot-making. Associated Press Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Janko Tipsarevic in a semifinal match of the Madrid Open on Saturday in Madrid, Spain.

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Associated PressMIAMI David Wright homered and singled three times in his fourth consecutive multi-hit game, and R.A. Dickey earned his fifth victory by pitching six innings to help the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins. The Marlins lost for only the second time in their past 11 games, while the Mets have won six of seven. Wright singled home a run in the first inning, hit his fourth homer in the third, singled and scored in the sixth, and added an RBI single in the ninth. Dickey (5-1) gave up two runs and has allowed only seven in his past four starts. Ricky Nolasco (4-1) gave up nine hits, walked three and hit consecutive batters. NATIONAL LEAGUE Braves 7, Cardinals 2ST. LOUIS Brandon Beachy pitched six innings of one-run ball and helped himself with an RBI single, Michael Bourn added a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Beachy (4-1) allowed only two singles and lowered his ERA to 1.60, fifth best in the NL. He struck out six and walked four. Bourn went 3 for 6 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and the homer was his first since Aug. 19, 2011, against Arizona. Atlanta did most of its damage against Cardinals starter Adam Wainright (2-4).Brewers 8, Cubs 2MILWAUKEE Shaun Marcum pitched seven strong innings and Edwin Maysonet hit his first career grand slam to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a win over the Chicago Cubs. It was the second straight win for the Brewers, who beat the Cubs in 13 innings Friday in a 5-hour game that ended just past midnight. Saturdays start remained at noon because it was a nationally televised game. Marcum (2-1) gave up just one run on three hits and had six strikeouts. After giving up a run in the first he did not allow a runner past second, retiring 10 of the last 11 he faced.Padres 2, Phillies 1PHILADELPHIA Edinson Volquez pitched six effective innings, pinch-hitter Jose Guzman drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly and the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies and ace Roy Halladay for the second time this season. Volquez (2-2) escaped a few jams early in the game and then again in the fifth inning. The righty won his second straight start. He allowed one run and six hits, walked two and struck out five. Halladay is winless in his last five starts, the longest stretch in his Phillies career. His last win was at San Francisco on April 16.Nationals 2, Reds 1 CINCINNATI Jordan Zimmermann extended Washingtons streak of dominant starts, and Danny Espinosa homered for the second straight game, leading the Nationals to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Nationals lost catcher Wilson Ramos, whose right leg buckled while he chased a passed ball in the seventh inning. He had to be helped from the field. Zimmermann (2-3) gave up five hits and fanned nine. Washingtons starters have allowed one earned run or fewer 19 times this season. Espinosa hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Jose Arredondo (2-1).Pirates 5, Astros 2PITTSBURGH Andrew McCutchen had a solo home run among his four hits, Jose Tabata also homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Houston Astros. Charlie Morton (2-3) rebounded from consecutive poor starts and allowed one earned run in six innings, and the Pirates matched a season high for runs at PNC Park, winning for the first time in their past three games. McCutchen went 4 for 4 with his third home run and three singles. He had three hits in as many at-bats against Houston starter J.A. Happ (2-3). AMERICAN LEAGUE Yankees 6, Mariners 2NEW YORK Phil Hughes won consecutive starts for the first time this season, Raul Ibanez homered against his former team for the second day in a row and the Yankees beat former New York prospect Hector Noesi in a win over the Seattle Mariners. Jayson Nix hit a two-run shot during a four-run second inning for his first homer with the Yankees, who have won six of eight. Hughes (3-4) allowed six hits and a run in 7 2-3 innings, with four strikeouts and a walk. The right-handers only blemish was a homer he gave up to Mike Carp in the seventh inning. Angels 4, Rangers 2 ARLINGTON, Texas Kendrys Morales had a pinch-hit, tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a victory over the Texas Rangers. C.J. Wilson worked into the sixth for the Angels after becoming the first major leaguer in 11 seasons to start consecutive games. He had faced only five batters against his former team in the rain-interrupted series opener. Mark Trumbo launched a towering tworun homer for the Angels off Matt Harrison (4-3). Josh Hamilton hit his majors-leading 18th homer the ninth in six games for the Rangers slugger.Red Sox 4, Indians 1 BOSTON Felix Doubront pitched six strong innings and Cody Ross homered to lead Boston to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, giving the Red Sox their first winning streak in May. Doubront (3-1) allowed one run on three hits, which was all the Indians would get as relievers Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves didnt allow a baserunner over the final three innings. Aceves got his seventh save with a perfect ninth, striking out Carlos Santana to end it just 2 hours, 30 minutes after the game started. Blue Jays 2, Twins 1MINNEAPOLIS Jose Bautista homered for the third time in two nights and Drew Hutchison threw six strong innings for his second career win and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins. Bautista has just nine hits over his past 53 at-bats, but five of them have been home runs. He hit two in Friday nights loss, and his sixth-inning solo shot against Twins starter P.J. Walters (0-1) was the game-winner on Saturday. In just his fifth appearance above Double-A, Hutchinson (2-1) allowed three hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Minnesotas run came in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk. Athletics 3, Tigers 1OAKLAND, Calif. Brandon McCarthy matched a career high with 10 strikeouts after missing his last start with a sore right shoulder, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers. The As opening-day starter scattered four hits in seven innings to quiet fears of another serious injury setback. McCarthy (3-3) had struck out 10 batters only twice before. Jonny Gomes, Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton each drove in a run for Oakland. Royals 5, White Sox 0 CHICAGO Luke Hochevar allowed three hits in seven shutout innings as the Kansas City Royals scored three first-inning runs off Chris Sale to beat the Chicago White Sox. Hochevar (3-3) cruised as the White Sox mustered only one real scoring threat against him all night. That came in the second on a walk and single by Alex Rios before Alexei Ramirez hit into a double play. East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Baltimore2212.6477-3W-211-711-5 Tampa Bay2014.58824-6L-313-37-11 New York1914.57626-4W-311-78-7 Toronto1915.55936-4W-18-711-8 Boston1419.424753-7W-26-118-8 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Cleveland1815.5455-5L-28-1010-5 Detroit1617.485234-6L-29-97-8 Chicago1618.471234-6L-16-1010-8 Kan. City1220.375566-4W-14-138-7 Minnesota924.2739103-7L-15-124-12 West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Texas2212.6475-5L-19-613-6 Oakland1816.529417-3W-29-99-7 L. Angeles1519.441746-4W-19-86-11 Seattle1520.429754-6L-27-88-12 East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Washington2112.6367-3W-312-49-8 Atlanta2113.6187-3W-28-513-8 New York1914.57626-4W-110-69-8 Miami1716.515428-2L-17-610-10 Philadel.1519.441643-7L-16-99-10 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway St. Louis2013.6065-5L-28-612-7 Cincinnati1616.500325-5L-28-88-8 Houston1518.455546-4L-110-85-10 Milwaukee1518.455544-6W-29-86-10 Pittsburgh1518.455545-5W-19-86-10 Chicago1320.394765-5L-29-104-10 West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway L. Angeles2111.6565-5W-213-38-8 San Fran.1517.469633-7L-28-77-10 Arizona1518.455643-7W-17-108-8 Colorado1318.419753-7L-18-105-8 San Diego1222.3531075-5W-19-143-8 AL NL AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE Marlins frustrated in loss to Mets Associated Press Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison argues with home plate umpire Tony Randazzo about being called out on strikes during the seventh inning Saturday against the New York Mets in Miami New York upends Miami 9-3 AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturdays Games L.A. Angels 4, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 4, Cleveland 1 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Toronto 2, Minnesota 1 Oakland 3, Detroit 1 Sundays Games Seattle (Millwood 0-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 1-2) at Boston (Bard 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 5-1) at Baltimore (Arrieta 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-2) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 12), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 4-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 3-1) at Oakland (Parker 1-0), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-0) at Texas (Feliz 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUESaturdays Games Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 2 N.Y. Mets 9, Miami 3 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 2 San Diego 2, Philadelphia 1 Washington 2, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 7, St. Louis 2 San Francisco at Arizona, late Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-1) at Miami (Zambrano 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-1) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-3) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 12), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Suppan 2-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-1), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-1) at Milwaukee (Estrada 02), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 3-3) at St. Louis (Lynn 6-0), 2:15 p.m. Colorado (White 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 4-0), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 1-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 2-2), 4:10 p.m. Mondays Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.For more box scores, see Page B4. S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 B3

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S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 B5 record time of 4:11.48. Tafoya ended her prep career by earning a seventhplace finish in the 300 hurdles as the Class 2A State Meet in Jacksonville. For her performance in 2012, Tafoya earned the honor of being named Chronicle Girls Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year. Her coach has tremendous respect for her. She is phenomenal, said Crystal River High girls coach Lisa Carter. She has been to the state meet all four years. Her success in the hurdles is because she has great technique. She goes over the hurdles with great form. Nobody in this area can match her form. She worked at that. She is breathless when she goes over the hurdles. She looks phenomenal. Carter also admires her captains work in the classroom. She is taking advanced courses, Carter said. She is trying to get a scholarship. Tafoya brings some unusual intangibles to the Pirates team. Her teammates look to Tafoya for inspiration and entertainment. The kids look up to her because she is so successful in the hurdles, Carter said. She is totally dedicated to track and field. She also has the ability to make people laugh. Martina is a riot, Carter said. I would look for her on Comedy Central. She keeps the team laughing. She is hysterical. I will see her as a comedian. She is a lot of fun. She brings the kids up when they are down. I love Martina. I wish her great success. She has been very successful. She had to get through adversity to get where she is at. Her track efforts may take her through college. I love my track, she said. I am hoping to go to University of North Florida on a track scholarship. I am the class clown. I think I offer my athleticism and my support. I am just one girl. My girls make me proud. I am not just the captain but I am a best friend. They come to me for advice. I make time for my friends when I have time. Tafoya knows Carter had her hands full with the teen and is grateful for Carters patience and help. I give props to my coach, Tafoya said. I am one difficult person to deal with. She is one strong woman. Her being my coach was great. She is great. I could not ask for any better coach. Although coach Tim Byrne was hard on me, I am grateful for the support in the hurdles and in class. He would make me run my workouts and he was my chemistry teacher. Whatever happens to Tafoya, she will have warm memories of track and her years at Crystal River High School. frontrunner, poised to take the title. The Baccalaureate test was something Heinzman had been working towards for the last two years of her high school career and it couldnt be rescheduled or skipped. Heinzman just had to suck it up and take the test of her life and then shortly after make the jumps of her life. With only enough time for one warm-up jump of the ten she was accustomed to, Anna went head long into the thick of the tournament. Despite all of this or maybe even because of it, Heinzman remained in control of her emotions and did not allow herself to fall victim to fears and doubts. I thought to myself, Ive prepared all season, I can do this, Heinzman said. I just visualized what I wanted to do and got a good warm-up jump in. (I) was still trying to get out of the testing mindset. My brain was kind of burned out. But it didnt bother me because if I let it bother me then I wouldnt be able to do well. Heinzman maintained her composure throughout the competition and easily cleared 11 feet 6 inches, on her first attempt, while the rest of the field failed to match her leap. For her efforts, Heinzman is the Chronicles Girls Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year award. When Heinzman found out that she had locked up the state title, it was hard for her to come down from the focused cloud she had worked so hard to arrive at since shed woke up that morning. Actually I didnt let it get to me (right away). I still wanted to jump higher, Heinzman said. Like the person who was in charge of (the event) was like oh youve already won, no pressure and Im thinking I still want to do this!. I was pushing myself and thats the fun in it. In December, Heinzman started traveling to Tampa for outside pole vault coaching four days a week before the start of the 2012 season. She continued receiving the training along with her afterschool practices, dedicating much of her time to perfecting the pole vault. Heinzman credits much of this one-on-one work in giving her the edge she needed to succeed at the state meet. Thats what really helped me, Heinzman said. Having somebody there to tell you that this is what you do. Anna has showcased the rare combination of raw athletic talent, backed up by equally strong academic prowess. Anna will graduate this year from Lecanto High School with a 4.4 GPA and a full academic/athletic scholarship to Florida International University in Miami with eyes on a possible Biological Sciences degree. Heinzman will be attending some early training sessions in June, in preparation for her freshman year of collegiate pole vaulting for the school. Lecanto girls track and field head coach Robbie Thompson couldnt be more proud of Heinzman and what she has achieved. I was momentarily speechless once the pole vault finished, Thompson said. In all honesty I wasnt surprised by her first-place finish today. Shes just that kind of athlete and she should be very pleased given the talent present in the event. Her coaches, parents, and teachers are all thrilled at her accomplishment. Her hard work and determination got her where she is today. It couldnt have happened to a better kid. Whatever Heinzman accomplished, she knew there were people behind her as well. Id like to thank my coaches and my parents, Heinzman said. Just for their giving (nature) and their being (so) selfless (with their) support. Id like to thank God for allowing and blessing me to be able to do the things I want to do and for answering so many prayers. Just everyone, Heinzman continued. Administration and (my coach) who called the FHSAA people to make sure I could weigh in late. My teachers are always being uplifting. Im blessed. Anna continues to thank her fellow Baccalaureate classmates who really came through for her that Friday morning. My classmates got there early to school (for the Baccalaureate testing by) like twenty minutes so we could take our test earlier so I could go to the state meet. So I would have been late without them, so they are just the sweetest. HEINZMAN Continued from Page B1 TAFOYAContinued from Page B1 AllChronicleGirls Track and Field Team Delaney Caleau, Alexis Ulseth, Kristen Dunlap, Clarissa Consol, Crystal River girls 4x800 relay Martina Tafoya, Crystal River senior, 100 hurdles Taylor Christian, Lecanto, 100 meters Chloe Benoist, Lecanto junior, 1,600 meters Crystal River girls 4x100 relay Haley Clark, Crystal River, 400 meters Martina Tafoya, Crystal River senior, 300 hurdles Kylie Fagan, Citrus senior, 800 meters Jamee Lee Wilson, Citrus, 200 meters Alyssa Weber, Citrus freshman, 3,200 meters Martina Tafoya, Haley Clark, Delaney Caleau, Angela Byrne, Crystal River 4x400 relay Tiana Miele, Seven Rivers Christian junior, shot put Samantha Kanawall, Citrus, discus Tiana Miele, Seven Rivers Christian junior, long jump Tiana Miele, Seven Rivers Christian junior, triple jump Kendra Kirby, Citrus, high jump Anna Heinzman, Lecanto senior, pole vault Finding Robertson Yankees dug deep to find pitcher Associated PressNEW YORK If not for a letter to George Steinbrenner a dozen years ago, David Robertson might never have become the New York Yankees closer. The story goes like this. The baseball coach at Indianas Culver Academy wrote a letter to the Yankees owner in July 2000, asking Steinbrenner to sign an infielder from his alma mater who had been overlooked in baseballs amateur draft. D.J. Svihlik lasted just 13 games in the Yankees minor league system but so impressed the team with his baseball IQ and that he was kept around as a scout. During one of his first weeks on the job in 2003, he came across Robertson while checking out a prospect at high school game in Alabama. Selected with the 524th pick of the 2006 draft, the unassuming righthander with the boyish face now finds himself in one of baseballs most scrutinized jobs as Mariano Riveras successor, at least in name. Robertsons ascent from Tuscaloosas Central High School to big league AllStar offers a case study in the vagaries of baseball scouting, an example of how chance viewings by team representatives and encounters with longtime amateur coaches can lead to fame or failure. Its an anti-Moneyball tale of scouts who drive thousands of miles each year and sit by dusty fields so they can spot potential no statistical formula has managed to capture. To find how Robertson and the Yankees came together, you must go back to July 11, 2000, and the two-page, single-spaced letter sent by Culver coach Gary Hinton to Steinbrenner, class of Hinton detailed how Svihlik made the team at the University of Illinois as a walk-on but was bypassed in the draft a month earlier. You could hear the disappointment in his voice, but he stood tall. ... D.J. was old school before the phrase became popular, Hintons letter said. Later it dawned on me, that this would probably be something you would want to know about. Steinbrenner couldnt resist. Svihlik was 6 for 17 that summer for the Gulf Coast Yankees and 1 for 7 the following year at Greensboro of the South-Atlantic League. While he didnt make an impression with his bat, he drew attention with his words. He was just so inquisitive, said Damon Oppenheimer, then the Yankees director of player personnel and now their vice president of amateur scouting. I talked to him about players who were in the system for the Yankees, and he was very detail-oriented and knew a lot about them and you could tell he had really done his homework. Lin Garrett, then the teams vice president of scouting, assigned Svihlik to the south region. One of Svihliks initial games he thinks it might have been the very first was to watch Chris Vines of Pelham High School pitch at home in suburban Birmingham against Central. I show up there with probably seven, eight other scouts to watch this kid pitch, and I walk over to the other bullpen to just see whos pitching for Central, Svihlik said. They have this little right-hander on the mound named David Robertson. Didnt know who he was at the time. He was a high school junior at the time. So I watch him pitch. He ends up beating Chris Vines, who was a high school senior, and I just kind of circle his name. He was a little competitive SOB, a little gritty on the mound. At that time he was probably 5foot-9, a 100-and-nothing, with just a fast arm. Vines, a 6-foot-5 righty, was taken by Cincinnati in the fifth round of the 2003 draft with the 157th pick and given a $200,000 signing bonus. He never played above A-ball and was released in 2009. Meanwhile, even when he was in middle school in Tuscaloosa, Robertson was being tracked by John Cameron, then the baseball coach at Central. His older brother, Connor, already had made an impression as a slugger for the high school team. David may not have been as good a hitter as Connor who eventually made it to the majors for nine games as a pitcher with Oakland and Arizona in 2007-08 but he was a far better pitcher. We knew he was going to be good, Cameron said. We just didnt know what his potential was going to be. By ninth grade, though, it was clear David had the potential to play college ball. He wasnt exclusively a pitcher back then, either. I played everywhere. I played center field, I played left field, I played short, I played third. Played a lot of third, Robertson said. Didnt matter to me, as long as I got to play. Robertson and his two brothers David is a year older than the youngest, Wesley played a lot of ball with their dad at home. He definitely had the live arm, Connor said of David. You could tell he was really good. And then as he got a little older and a little stronger, he was really starting to bring it and had good movement on the ball, and he just took off. By the time of David Robertsons senior year, Central students were split up as two new schools opened. He and Cameron shifted to Paul W. Bryant High School yes, named after the Bear. While most top pitchers start for their schools, Robertson was used mostly in the bullpen. Thats because of an Alabama state regulation limiting pitchers to 14 innings per week and seven innings over two consecutive days. We didnt start him a whole lot, because he was a lot more valuable in that position, Cameron said. I had some pretty good players at the time and I knew that if I could get into the fourth or fifth inning, I could use him. Robertson helped Bryant reach the state playoffs in its first season. He then went to Alabama for a pretty simple reason. No other school wanted to give me enough money, he said. Hometown. Figured, whatever, Id go give it a try there. I didnt get any offers from anywhere else. Associated Press New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson now finds himself in a tough job as Mariano Rivera's successor. Rangers win deciding game Associated PressNEW YORK Brad Richards and Michael Del Zotto scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves, and the New York Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 21 victory in Game 7 over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Richards scored less than two minutes in, and Del Zotto doubled the lead in the third period to help the top-seeded Rangers improve to 5-0 in Game 7s at Madison Square Garden. That set up a matchup with the New Jersey Devils, the team the Rangers beat in the 1994 conference finals en route to their first Stanley Cup title in 54 years. That series will open Monday in New York. New York and Washington alternated wins and losses from Game 1 on, and this one didnt come easy for the Rangers, who missed a chance to eliminate the Capitals in Game 6 on the road. Just 38 seconds after Del Zotto made it 2-0 at 10:05 of the third, Roman Hamrlik sent a shot off of New York forward Derek Stepan that fluttered past Lundqvist for his only blemish of the night. Braden Holtby played well in his second career Game 7, making 29 saves. It was yet another heartbreaker for the Capitals, who were looking to reach the conference finals for the third time. Six of Washingtons seven playoff losses were by one goal, and only one of its 14 games overall were decided by more than one. Both the Rangers and the Capitals reached the second round of this years playoffs with Game 7 wins. New York knocked out Ottawa, and Washington eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. New York defeats Washington 2-1, moves to conference finals Associated Press New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Washington Capitals in the second period of Game 7 of the NHLs Eastern Conference Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Celtics rally past 76ers for Game 1 win Garnett scores 29 points Associated PressBOSTON Kevin Garnett scored 29 points his most in the regularor postseason this year and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Rajon Rondo had 17 assists, 13 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth career playoff triple-double. He ran the length of the court to receive the inbounds pass and dribble out the final 3.4 seconds of the game. Game 2 is Monday night in Boston before the series shifts to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4. Andre Iguodala scored 19 points and Evan Turner had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers.

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Kevin Costner donates bus DEADWOOD, S.D. Actor Kevin Costner has donated a bus to the Lead-Deadwood Baseball Association. The Rapid City Journal reported the 1995 15-passenger Chevy Blue Bird will be used to transport Little Leaguers, the high school team and the American Legion and VFW teams. Association vice president Bob Nelson Jr. said the actors representative in Deadwood had heard the association had been searching for a vehicle and contacted Costner. Costner, who owns a casino in Deadwood, then offered a bus to the baseball association. Parents had been driving players to out-of-town games or the players drove themselves. George Lindsey laid to rest NASHVILLE, Tenn. Actor George Lindsey was remembered Friday as the grinning Goober who made television viewers laugh for three decades on The Andy Griffith Show and Hee Haw. A public memorial service drew an estimated 400 people who paid last respects to Lindsey, 83, who died this past Sunday. He was the beaniewearing Goober on The Andy Griffith Show from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, Mayberry RFD, from 1968 to 1971. He played the same jovial character, a mechanic, on Hee Haw from 1971 until it went out of production in 1993. Reruns of those shows are still seen on TV. Andy Griffith did not attend, but sent a statement that was read by country music broadcaster Keith Bilbrey at the service at Westminster Presbyterian Church. George was a better joke teller than me, and I will say here that I borrowed jokes from George that he may have borrowed from Minnie Pearl, Griffith confessed. George told me his fondest memories in show business were the years he spent working on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD. They were for me, too. Singer Ray Stevens performed Everything Is Beautiful during the service. Actor Ernest Borgnine Lindseys close friend, sent a video tribute which was played at an informal gathering before the memorial. In it, Borgnine recalled the pranks they enjoyed playing down through the years. L YNN E LBER AP Television WriterW hy settle for one great mom when, as any TV viewer knows, you can adopt a series of them? Heres five of the best, from the demure 1950s version to the freewheeling 21st-century incarnation. These fictional mamas may have set the bar high for generations of real ones, but they did something in return: kept families entertained so theyd give mom a break, if only until the next commercial. No Mothers Day card is necessary, but lets give each of these TV moms a big hug for her holiday: June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley), Leave It to Beaver, 1957-63. Yes, June wore pearls around the house. And high heels. But her real trademark was her loving but nononsense approach to rambunctious sons Wally and Beaver. She met misbehavior with a knowing look and even tone, making surrender the only option. Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad), The Cosby Show, 1984-92. With five children and a husband whos a great partner but a big kid himself, whats a mother to do? Clairs answer: Be the calm center of a whirlwind of activity, while tending to a legal career and reminding Cliff (Bill Cosby) hes a lucky, lucky man. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr), Roseanne, 1988-97. There are many ways to be a good mother and Roseannes was unmistakably hers, with bark and loving bite (and definitely no pearls). She was funny and rowdy and unfailingly committed to keeping her family afloat through tough times, whether financial or emotional. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), The Gilmore Girls, 2000-07. A young, fiercely devoted single parent, Lorelai had her own growing up to do. But she always put daughter Rorys needs first as, in tandem, mom and teenager stumbled uncertainly toward making the best life and brightest future possible. Gloria Pritchett (Sofia Vergara), Modern Family, 2009present. If young Manny is a mamas boy, then hes keeping ideal company. Gorgeous, exuberant, devoted Gloria kept their dreams alive when the pair were on their own. New stepdad Jay is in the picture now and wants to weigh in, but this savvy mother knows best. And remember, guys, these are Mothers Day hugs. TV moms we love Todays birthday Keep your eyes open in the year ahead for a unique type of opportunity that might come about through a distant person who once lived in your area. He or she knows the kinds of projects you handle extremely well, and will have something tailor-made for you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Unless you go after a specific target using proven, tested methods, all the effort you exert to achieve your objective could be for nil. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you find yourself in a debate, dont use all your ammunition right away. Let your opponent go in guns hot, while you save your most effective arguments for the final moment. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Dont let things come to a dead halt when conditions over which you have no control attempt to inhibit your productivity. Try to find a way to maneuver around obstacles. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Displaying a reluctance to make an important decision could open the door for someone who doesnt necessarily have your best interests at heart to make it for you. Speak up immediately. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Youre very good at issuing directives, but likely lack the ability to carry out your wishes yourself. Action is far more impressive than any words you can speak. Set the example. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Even though you are likely to get an opportunity to even the score with someone who deserves it, youre not apt to take it. In your case, holding back might be the wiser course. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Although a friend has a few very unkind things to say about someone whom you recently met and liked, it would be smart to reserve judgment until you can decide things for yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Clearly define your objectives, because if you dont youll quickly get off course and end up spending all your time on things that are insignificant. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It behooves you to be extra prudent, especially concerning matters that affect your monetary position. Unfortunately, the trends are working against you. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Try your best to keep irrational emotion out of matters that need to be dealt with in a cool, logical manner. If you allow rage to govern your thinking, the results could be undesirable. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Before making any kind of binding agreement, be sure to study the matter from all angles, including what your alternatives might be. If you dont, youll regret it down the line. Aries (March 21-April 19) Unless youre careful not to let money slip through your fingers, you wont have anything to show for all the hard work you did to get that cabbage in the first place. From wire reports George Lindsey Kevin Costner Today in HISTORY FRIDAY, MAY 11 Mega Money: 13 14 25 39 Mega Ball: 14 4-of-4 MBNo winner 4-of-45$1,607 3-of-4 MB47$374.50 3-of-4908$57.50 2-of-4 MB1,388$26 1-of-4 MB12,366$3 2-of-429,321$2 Fantasy 5: 21 32 33 34 36 5-of-56 winners$41,513.80 4-of-5730$55 3-of-510,541$10.50 THURSDAY, MAY 10 Fantasy 5: 14 16 26 32 34 5-of-51 winner$225,711 4-of-5258$141 3-of-58,454$12 Today is Sunday, May 13, the 134th day of 2012. There are 232 days left in the year. This is Mothers Day. Todays Highlight: On May 13, 1992, the Falun Gong movement had its beginning as the sects founder, Li Hongzhi, began publicly lecturing on his spiritual philosophy in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun. On this date: In 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day). In 1846, the United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico. In 1861, Britains Queen Victoria declared her countrys neutrality in the American Civil War, but also acknowledged that the Confederacy had belligerent rights. In 1917, three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary. In 1994, President Bill Clinton nominated federal appeals Judge Stephen G. Breyer to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush announced that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin would sign a treaty to shrink their countries nuclear arsenals by two-thirds. Five years ago: President George W. Bush made a pilgrimage to the site of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia to mark the 400th anniversary of its founding. One year ago: Two suicide bombers attacked paramilitary police recruits heading home after months of training in northwest Pakistan, killing 87 people in what the Pakistan Taliban called revenge for the U.S. slaying of Osama bin Laden. Todays Birthdays: Actor Buck Taylor is 74. Actor Harvey Keitel is 73. Author Charles Baxter is 65. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 63. Actress Zoe Wanamaker is 63. Singer Stevie Wonder is 62. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 51. Actorcomedian Stephen Colbert is 48. Rock musician Mickey Madden (Maroon 5) is 33. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 26. Actor Robert Pattinson is 26. Actress Candice Accola is 25. Actor Hunter Parrish is 25. Thought for Today: A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbours. William Ralph Inge, English religious leader and author (18601954). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lottery numbers, players should double-check the numbers printed above with numbers officially posted by the Florida Lottery. Go to www.flalottery.com, or call 850-487-7777. Spotlight on PEOPLE Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Associated Press In this 1992 file photo, Phylicia Rashad, portraying Clair Huxtable, left, talks on the telephone while Clarice Taylor, portraying Anna Huxtable, center, and Bill Cosby, portraying Dr. Cliff Huxtable, and Raven Symone portraying Olivia, right, look on in a scene from The Cosby Show. Five great mothers, from June Cleaver to Gloria Pritchett Associated Press ABOVE: In this Sept. 22, 1986, file photo, actress Barbara Billingsley poses next to a portrait of her television family, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers and herself, as the Cleaver family from Leave It To Beaver. BELOW: Rico Rodriguez, left, and Sofia Vergara pose backstage Sept. 18, 2011, after winning the award for outstanding comedy series for Modern Family at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Going with the flow Water management district remains strong B LAKE C. GUILLORY Special to the ChronicleM uch has been written about the reduction of revenue at the water management districts during the past several months. The Southwest Florida Water Management District has refocused its priorities and mission to address the new economic realities, while remaining committed to protecting the environment and providing funding to local governments for vital water resources projects. The district is building on a longstanding commitment to providing funding for water supply and natural resources projects within the 16 counties we serve. In fact, the ad valorem revenue weve collected has been reinvested into $1.3 billion in projects to meet the needs of the region. When matched by our project partners this provides a total investment of more than $2.5 billion in water resources infrastructure to protect our environment and support our economy. Due to our pay-as-you-go philosophy, we have not incurred debt. Moving forward, we are well positioned to provide continued support to our local partners. The district is committed to providing our local government partners with cooperative funding for water resources projects that meet our core mission responsibilities. Currently, the district has $380 million dedicated to more than 650 ongoing cooperative projects in the region. When matched, this gives our area $760 million in ongoing water resources work. In addition, the district currently has another $200 million in unencumbered reserves to be dedicated to new projects. Looking ahead, the district is reviewing our long-range plans for the region. Some of the need for new, large-scale alternative water supply projects has decreased with the downturn in the economy. However, thanks to the passage of SB 1986, as the economy rebounds and the demand for water increases, we have the capacity to grow and meet these commitments. It is good for all Floridians to ensure that government is efficient and that state laws are implemented consistently and expeditiously for the protection of the water resources and the taxpayer. Gov. Rick Scotts direction to consider every opportunity to implement new business processes has resulted in great savings and improvements in the way we operate. Under the governing boards direction, the district has reduced Mothers know how to be heroes H eres some unsolicited Mothers Day advice: You should not laugh or make fun of women with the mothering instinct. Never. Even if it involves dogs. We were going out for dinner the other evening but my wife first wanted to check on a volunteer project she was involved with. We live in Crystal River and Janet helps as a volunteer with some scientists out of the University of Florida who are trying to use aquatic plants to suck some of the nutrients out of Kings Bay. The group working with Dr. Robert Knight from UF and our own bay cleanup guru Art Jones has twice tried to experiment with the reintroduction of specific aquatic plants to see if they can help clear up the water and stop the spread of the dreaded lyngbya that now coats the once-sandy bay bottom. The first time the plants were reintroduced, the local manatees immediately ate them because introducing these plants in the winter months with the full herd present is like offering chocolate cake to third-graders right before lunch. Now that most of the manatee herd has left the bay for the summer, the volunteers again are trying to grow the plants in this small buoyed-off area on the back side of The Shallows. We paddled our kayaks over to the location of the experiment so Janet could check out the weeds and report back to the scientific folks at UF. As always, our two Yorkies traveled with us. The Yorkies like to stand on the front of her kayak and watch out for manatees. (For those of you who dont know, Yorkies are rat dogs that grow to be about the same size as a rat.) As we paddled up to the buoyed-off patch, we saw the plants were growing all over the place. In fact, there were so many weeds that the matted plants looked a little bit like our kayak landing area on our back lawn. Now be careful not to disturb the plants, my wife warned me as we paddled close to the patch. We dont want to mess things up. Since I have a reputation for messing things up, I was on my best behavior. I didnt want to do anything that might spoil a project aimed at cleaning up the pollution in the bay. As Janet carefully paddled her kayak close to the large patch of weeds, our 2-pound Yorkie did a perfectly logical thing. He believed, in his little 2-pound dog brain, that the kayak was landing in a back yard as opposed to pulling up to a matt of aquatic weeds sitting on top of six feet of the Crystal River. So the 2-pound dog took a flying leap off of the front of the kayak onto the bed of weeds. 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See STRONG / Page C4 Drift assesses American military trends M ICHAEL F RANCIS Special to the ChronicleRachel Maddow, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (New York: Crown Publishers, 2012, 276 pages) $25. Rachel Maddow is best known as the host of her weeknight program on MSNBC, where she is outspoken as a liberal and a Democrat. This book, however, is critical of the erosion of American military power pretty much since the Eisenhower administration regardless of any presidents party affiliation. Her basic argument is that a number of trends within the military are leading to a weakened military establishment that is widely separated from the American public. Furthermore military spending is out of control. To start with, she weaves into the book a discussion of the constitutional position regarding the use of military force. Under that document the president cannot go to war without a declaration approved by both houses. The founding fathers feared America might get involved in international conflicts. Thus both branches had to be in agreement. They did not want this new country to become an imperial power such as England with its global colonial empire. Early presidents usually respected this limitation on their freedom in global affairs but as time went on, more and more military operations were undertaken. A good example is our use of force in the Caribbean when we felt our interests were threatened during the first third of the 20th century. Congress did declare war in the cases of World War I and II but called the Korean War a police action. But after the pain of Vietnam, Congress passed the War Powers Act of 1973, which put restrictions on a presidents flexibility in sending troops. President Nixon vetoed it but it was then passed over his veto. This law has never been truly tested in the courts and is continuing to be debated among constitutional lawyers. This is a thorny issue because obviously we need a commander-in-chief who can react to todays threats in an appropriate manner. Her discussion of this issue is insightful and seldom predictable. In terms of todays political landscape, only Ron Paul seems to be concerned with limiting the executive power to use force. Another of her signs of the unmooring of military power is in the financial burden of the current military establishment. She discusses the fluctuations of military spending over time but lays a large proportion of the responsibility for our current gigantic military spending on Ronald Reagan. Under Reagan the annual budget deficit ballooned from 2 percent in two years to 6.3 percent. He insisted on the large increase in military power because he surrounded himself with experts who (as we know now) were vastly over-estimating Soviet power, range and technology. Remember how the Russians supposedly had this laser that could wipe out any U.S. missile? Her comments are negative on President Kennedy and then President Johnsons policies toward Vietnam. She seriously faults President Clinton for this tentative and bungling policy trying to stop the violence that followed the collapse of Yugoslavia. Even with the collapse of the Cold War, today we support an expensive and expansive missile defense system. The costs of running this system and redesigning the rockets (which decay over time) is expensive in view of todays much smaller threat. Military men have to be paid to sit in silos and engineers must periodically renovate and upgrade the missile capabilities. We are pouring money into this race which is a race with nobody, according to Maddow. She strongly faults outservices required by the Book REVIEW See REVIEW / Page C3 Map courtesy of www.swfwmd.state.fl.usThe Southwest Florida Water Management District encompasses roughly 10,000 square miles in all or part of 16 counties and serves a population of more than 5 million people.

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O PINION Page C2 SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 Speak your piece It was gratifying to read a letter in the Chronicle on Friday, April 27, expressing disappointment with the behavior of the few families residing in the Kings Bay area who are, through the hastily created organization known as Save Crystal River Inc., attempting to gain broader control of Kings Bay. I submit that this title is misleading in that it fails to represent opinions of a majority of Crystal River residents. This limited group has made little or no effort to elicit input or opinion from residents at large whose rights of access to the area are at risk. One can only conclude that the group spearheading the effort to diminish the control of the legitimately established organization for that purpose reveals either a disinterest in the attitudes or opinions that differ from their own or a reluctance to do so because they already know that theirs is a minority opinion, and they hope other residents will continue to remain silent on the issue. It appears to this observer that the strong axe they are wielding has been ground on an anvil of selfish, personal interests. I invite other residents to speak up in support of their own wishes. Prove that I am misreading the motives of this vocal group and also protest the use of the label Save Crystal River Inc. as propagandizing and only narrowly descriptive of this community.Naomi W. Vonesh Crystal River Dont leave dogs in carWith the temperatures rising, many dogs are left unattended in cars. Some people do not realize how life-threatening this can be to an animal. When temperatures reach the 70s, 80s or higher, a parked car becomes unbearably hot inside within minutes, even in the shade with the window opened a few inches. Leaving the engine and air conditioning running is not recommended. The car engine may overheat and shut down. The car can then reach up to 120 degrees or more. If you see a dog left unattended in a parked car on a hot day, go to the nearest business and ask someone to page the owner. If this is not successful, call 911 and an officer will respond. Do not try to break in to the car to rescue the dog. It is against the law. Only a law enforcement officer can do this if needed. Do not be shy; explain to a person that their dog is in danger. Most people will thank you and some will not, but remember, you may save a life.Dorothy Mitchell Lecanto You have a Prius. ... You probably compost, sort all your recycling, and have a reusable shopping bag for your short drive to Whole Foods. You are the best! So, do we really need the Obama sticker? The Portland Mercury, 2008 P rius, which is Latin for to go before or lead the way, is the perfect name for the car whose owners are confident they are leading the way for the benighted. Prius preening, an almost erotic pleasure, is, however, a perishable delight because the status derived from enlightened exclusivity evaporates if the hoi polloi crash the party. The connection between cars and self-image is as American as the anti-Prius, the F-150 pickup truck. This connection is the subject of the entertaining and instructive book Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars by Paul Ingrassia, a journalist knowledgeable about the automobile industry. He thinks the hinge of our history was the 1920s, when General Motors LaSalle was introduced as a conspicuous-consumption alternative to Henry Fords pedestrian, so to speak, Model T. Since then, Ingrassia says, American culture has been a tug of war between the practical and the pretentious, the frugal versus the flamboyant, haute cuisine versus hot wings. The Model T, born in 1908, was priced at $850. By 1924, it was offered only in black but cost just $260 and had America on the move. Three years later the year Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic the LaSalle, a Cadillac sibling, announced Detroits determination to join Hollywood as a manufacturer of visual entertainment, but working in chrome rather than celluloid. The phrase Its a Duesie became an American encomium in tribute to the Duesenberg, which sold for upward of $20,000, or $245,000 in todays dollars. In 1953, after almost 25 years of Depression and war, the Korean armistice signaled the restoration of the pleasure principle, as did the December appearance of two first editions of Hugh Hefners Playboy magazine and Chevrolets Corvette. That cars designer, Zora ArkusDuntov English was his fourth language explained: In our age where the average person is a cog wheel who gets pushed in the subways, elevators, department stores, cafeterias ... the ownership of a different car provides the means to ascertain his individuality to himself and everybody around. Ere long, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Corvette license plate read RES IPSA, lawyers Latin for It speaks for itself. And loudly. The 1950s brought tail fins (justified as safety devices directional stabilizers) on land yachts such as the 21-foot-long 1959 Cadillac. A small-is-beautiful reaction came in the form of a car originally named the Kraft durch Freude Wagen (Strength through Joy Car), a clunky name no one criticized, because it was bestowed by the Volkswagens progenitor, Adolf Hitler, the unlikely father of the emblematic vehicle of 1960s hippies, the VW Microbus. (Steve Jobs sold his for startup capital for his business.) Thanks to Ralph Nader, Chevrolets small Corvair begat a growth industry lawsuits and a president. (The Corvair made Nader famous, and 35 years later his 97,000 Florida votes gave George W. Bush the presidency.) Baby boomers had babies so they had to buy minivans, but got revenge against responsibilities by buying the ultimate driving machine. This is from a 1989 Los Angeles Times restaurant review: There they are, the men with carefully wrinkled $800 sports jackets ... the BMW cowboys ... theyre all here, grazing among the arugula. Boomers, says Ingrassia, had to buy to live, just as sharks had to swim to breathe. They bought stuff that screamed: Cognoscenti! Dove bars the ultimate ice cream bar? not Eskimo Pies. Anchor Steam, not Budweiser. Starbucks, not Dunkin Donuts. And Perrier, when gas cost less than designer water. In 1978, an early reaction against all this made Fords F-150 pickup what it still is, Americas best-selling vehicle. In 2003, Toyota previewed its second-generation Prius at Whole Foods supermarkets and an international yoga convention. And in the cartoon town of South Park, Priuses became so popular the town developed a huge cloud of smug. Prius, vehicle of the vanguard of the intelligentsia, does not have the most obnoxious name ever given an automobile. In 1927, Studebaker, which anticipated the Prius mentality, named one of its models the Dictator. The car supposedly dictated standards that the unwashed would someday emulate. In the mid1930s, Studebaker canceled the name. George Wills email address is georgewill@washpost.com. To let oneself be bound by a duty from the moment you see it approaching is part of the integrity that alone justifies responsibility. Dag Hammarskjld, 1905-1961 The American dream in an automobile 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 ACT RESPONSIBLY Hollow offers no benefit to county D uring the last county commission meeting, Citrus County Hospital Board Chairman Michael Smallridge made a generous offer for his board to help county government pay for a disputed Medicaid bill from the state, and to help with expenses the county has incurred as the result of a man shot by a sheriffs deputy in the line of duty. The chairmans proposal was for the hospital board to use funds it has collected from taxpayers for the public hospital to help the county pay the bill, and also for the hospital board to negotiate better terms with Shands Hospital for the treatment of the man with the gunshot wounds. However, the offer was really nothing more than an overture to bring the issue before the hospital board once gubernatorial appointments are made, enabling the board of trustees to again have a quorum. Currently, there are only two members of the fivemember board, and the body cannot make any decisions. Under questioning from County Commissioners Joe Meek and Rebecca Bays, Chairman Smallridge acknowledged he had not been authorized by his board to make the offer, and he had not discussed the offer with attorneys or the other hospital board member before coming before the commission. Since Mr. Smallridge who has filed to run for a seat on the county commission does not have a board to approve the concept, what he was proposing was essentially hollow political rhetoric. Whether a full hospital board once gubernatorial appointees are named would approve such an offer is a completely open question, and if the board should approve the donation, there would still be the question of whether it can legally use funds in this manner. Hypothetically assuming the move was deemed legal and trustees gave their approval, there is still the question of whether this is an appropriate use of funds one taxing authority, the hospital board, giving its money to another taxing authority, the county. These are questions that would normally be answered before the chairman of one board makes a formal proposal to another board. Unfortunately, Mr. Smallridges offer seems merely a half-baked idea floated in a public forum with little forethought, rather than being carefully developed and presented as a realistic proposal. Last year, Chairman Smallridge was a proponent of the hospital board funding a mobile public health clinic that would travel around the county. Then, in December, he came before the Chronicle Editorial Board to propose an ID card for low-income residents who do not have insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Neither idea went much beyond the initial public announcement. Unless he is successful in convincing a new board, the board attorney and perhaps the state attorney general to go along with his proposal for paying the county Medicaid bill, this latest idea will also be headed for a quiet death. When it comes to spending tax dollars, its vital that those in positions of responsibility act responsibly and work within proper protocols. The offer to fork over one taxing entitys dollars to another taxing entity without having the authority or knowledge if its allowable falls far short of that expectation. Furthermore, the announcement byFitch Ratings on Thursday that the hospitals bond rating is being dropped for the second time in two years is a reminder of what Mr. Smallridge and the hospital governing board should be working on. Whilethe governing board sits onmore than $10 million of taxpayers money meant for the hospital, our county hospital got another black eye because the board of trustees and Citrus Memorial Health Foundation have not found resolution to their dispute. That lack of leadership continues to cost taxpayers,medical consumers and the reputation of the public hospital. THE ISSUE: Hospital board chairman offers money to county.OUR OPINION: Empty rhetoric. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Nursing home woes Id like the elderly people to be on the lookout. (I was in a) nursing home where they misplaced things and even (threw) out my teeth. I left there because of poor service. Now I have to eat soft food. I cant get new ones. I am old and cant walk. So if there (is) someone out there (who) could help me, I pray they would. I know this is asking too much, so God bless you. I enjoy reading your Sound Off. Perplexing prepositionMr. William C. Youngs letter to the editor in the paper April 30 is very nice and I agree, with one exception: The repeated use of for free is like fingernails on a blackboard to me. The word for is a preposition, which takes an object. The object should be a noun or pronoun. Free is neither. It is an adjective or a verb.Everywhere a signIt was interesting to read the article in the Chronicle about the city of Crystal River and the sign disgraces we have. So if they really want to look at cleaning up signs, they might want to look between (County Road) 486 and (U.S.) 19 in Crystal River off of (State Road) 44. Do we really need over 50 bike path signs? Its over 50 when you count them both ways. And also, all these signs go down this pathway down (U.S.) 19. At every driveway, youve got a yield sign or a stop sign. And those bikers, they dont stop at that anyway. So they dont yield; they dont stop. We might as well take them out, too. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about any subject. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE George Will OTHER VOICES

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T his is the last of a newspaper column trilogy regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Specifically directed to that courts justices, it summarizes the status of U.S. health care and Americas desperate need to restructure the system. Your Honors, by placing design of protocol and delivery methodology of U.S. health care into the hands of our finest physicians, with government oversight and nationwide computerization, systemic reform of the system can be accomplished. While health care costs increase three times faster than the rest of our economy, some 100 million Americans are denied access to proper care. All the while, Americas drug companies and associates, otherwise known as Big Pharma, flood our TV screens with their basic mantra: Consume more drugs. Your Honors, those who rail against reform of an economic sector that will soon consume 25 percent of our GDP half of that unnecessary, are trying to game you. The anti-Obamacare contingent has little to no grasp of the math involved. Or worse, they could not care less about the long-term effects of ignoring the steep decline of the health of U.S. citizens while Big Pharma masks the underlying problems with tons of chemicals. The industrys army of 7,000 lobbyists mounts its daily assault on the U.S. Congress in an all-too-successful, 50-year campaign to continue the $1.5 trillion of annual theft and waste ripped from the lives of U.S. citizens. $3.5 thousand million a day good grief are we crazy, or just lazy? Your Honors will soon issue your decision on the Affordable Care Act and thereby the fate of Big Pharma, the fate of effective health care reform, the ultimate fate of much of our economy, and the health and happiness of 100 million of our fellow citizens. How can there be any question about what the U.S. Constitution directs us to do in this situation? Those of us in the working, warrior, middle and lower classes have been conned, slicked and tricked. Theres absolutely no need for over 100 million of us to be without proper health care, particularly since our existing system allows theft, waste and malpractice to blow through enough money to easily cover us. If the facts I have outlined in this and my last two columns in the Chronicle are true, there is only one possible conclusion to be drawn. If the U.S. Supreme Court cancels or diminishes Obamacare in any way, it will be a monstrous travesty of justice and a grotesque blow against our society. The system already consumes enough money to care for everyone. All we have to do is grab hold of enough faith, courage and fortitude and believe we can fix this terrible mess, even though it will be a long process. Along with nine of the last 12 U.S. presidents, Americas most erudite health care experts have spoken as one on this matter, telling us exactly how reform can be accomplished. In many columns in the Citrus County Chronicle and videos on YouTube, I have reported the research, facts, exhibits and conclusions of the experts. My website, ThinkWeCan.com, and YouTube channel will confirm all the facts Ive reported. Had I the chance to stand in front of Your Honors, I would have clearly stated: Inside the 2,600 pages of the Affordable Care Act, Your Honors will find all the required tools to speed America along the path of health care reform. Indeed, proper reform will take years to accomplish. You now have the chance to participate in one of the most exciting, productive and humane initiatives ever undertaken by the United States. Please preserve this magnificent piece of legislation that took 50 long years to bring into existence. Derisively labeled Obamacare by the very thieves who are bleeding U.S. health care dry as they cause unimaginable suffering to untold millions, Your Honors have the opportunity to end their 50-year reign of greed. America awaits your decision. Six hundred thousand wounded warriors need your help. Millions of children cry out to you. Those without hope stand before you with downcast eyes, dashed dreams and broken bodies and hearts. Don Hess, a Crystal River resident with 48 years experience in health insurance, is a civic activist, National Guard veteran, pilot, farmer and investor and ex-professional pool player. His website, ThinkWeCan.com, provides links to exhibits, citations and research supporting his columns and videos. C OMMENTARYC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C3 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. Proverbs 18:22, KJV. F or the past several weeks, with but one exception, Ive offered installments of the San Francisco-to-Sydney cruise my Cheryl and I recently enjoyed. For Easter Sunday, I felt inspired to write a column regarding those things thatare ours through the mercy, grace and goodness of God. Today is May 13, and it is Mothers Day. Once more, I feel compelled to allow the stories about the voyage to wait for a week and write from the heart about my very own favorite wife and mother. Those of you who are regular readers know that though Cheryl and I grew up within four miles of each other, due to county lines and school districts, we didnt get to know each other until she was 17 and I was 20. When we met, I wasnt looking for a wife and she wasnt looking for a husband, but that changed rapidly. It was easy for me to tell her my thoughts; to make her know that I found her to be adorable in every way; and, before long, it became ever so easy for me to envision her as the fulfillment of Proverbs 18:22 in my life. Soon enough, she echoed such thoughts and made it clear that my pursuing her would not be in vain. Before a year had passed, we were married and I knew I had found a good thing.But the scripture goes further it says that not only has one who has found a wife, found a good thing, he has obtained favour of the Lord. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them. ... Psalm 127:4 and 5,KJV Not only had I found a good thing when I found my wife, but, during the following 10years, my quiver was filled Cheryl gave birth to our two daughters and our son. Has our life always been easy? In spite of the top of the mountain outlook I try to project with my writings, there have been times when it has felt like the mountain has been on us rather than us being on the mountain. Even so, it has always cheered my heart to watch my wife, to see her perform not only as a faithful, unflinching helpmate, but also as a loving, resourceful mother who made sure the children had what they needed even at those times when it seemed she had to pull it out of the air. And, now, once again for emphasis, as the scripture says, ... whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing! Fred Brannen is an Inverness resident and a Fred Brannen A SLICE OF LIFE Don Hess GUEST COLUMN Part III: Supreme Court and Obamacare Endorsement LETTERS services required by the military establishment. Soldiers need food and shelter, PXs, weapons, and state-ofthe-art protective gear. It appeared that these services could be done cheaper by private firms. But Maddow recounts numerous problems with the quality of these services and the costs (which soared). For example, private contractors were brought into Iraq to reconstruct the countrys infrastructure buildings, electrical plants, sewage systems and so forth. But these projects, according to the Government Accounting Office, were often grossly over budget which Washington then had to pay and poorly constructed to the point of being useless. A prime example seems to be that Baghdads electrical grid is still a mess. So, according to the author, the costs were up and the quality went down. Halliburton and other companies made big profits and Uncle Sam paid a bill that was higher than expected, but no one seemed interested. She laments that this issue is not being studied and debated. In the closing pages of the book she has specific policy recommendations most of which have been touched upon. She does have some interesting suggestions. One is that if we go to war we need to pay for it (a slap at Reagan and Bush II). She wants to do away with the secret military. The military should be controlling the drones and not the CIA. We should try harder to have disputes handled by the State Department and other non-military agencies. Of particular interest is her suggestion that the National Guard and Reserves go back to their traditional roles, which is to say the institutions that weave civilian and military life together. The life of a Guardsman or Guards woman should be mostly a peacetime, civilian role. When we ship these men and women off to war, civilian communities all over America should feel that loss. (page 250) The author is particularly critical of the end of the draft, which has meant that only 1 percent of the American people are now really impacted by the conflict. For most Americans, our foreign ventures are simply things we see on news broadcasts. The major criticism I have of this book is that it is hard to follow the threads of her analysis because it covers so much history, domestic politics, the law, military tactics, the egos of presidents, etc. On the other hand, she writes clearly, the research and arguments are fair, and Maddow has a passion for this timely and important topic. Michael Francis is a Sugarmill Woods resident who taught international politics and U.S. foreign policy at the University of Notre Dame for 39 years prior to retiring. REVIEW Continued from Page C1 Even though he is only 2 pounds, the law of gravity took over when the dog landed and he immediately disappeared. And he did not come back up. Now, while I like to think of myself as a younger, better-looking version of Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (best movie of all time), my immediate reaction to the disappearing dog was not to jump to the rescue. Instead, I rolled back in my kayak and laughed out loud. If looks could kill, I would have been the swordtwirling guy Harrison Ford shot in the same movie. My excuse is that guys dont have that mothering instinct, especially when it comes to dogs. My wife, on the other hand, has an extreme dose of the mothering instinct and it went into overdrive as our 2-pound Yorkie failed to surface beneath the bed of pollution-fighting weeds. She stood up (which you should never do in the kayak) and, fully dressed for our dinner date (including shoes, glasses and other assorted going-out-to-dinner items), dove off the kayaks front to rescue the dog. She looked liked like Mark Spitz coming out of the Olympic starting gate. She plowed through the matt of pollution-fighting weeds and within seconds had a yapping dog in her clutches. Her glasses were askew; one shoe was missing; her hair and clothes were soaked and she was generally covered with pollution fighting, environmentally friendly weeds. And she had her dog. I was also wet, but only because in a very nonHarrison Ford maneuver, I had managed to roll back laughing in my kayak and landed in a pool of water in the back of the vessel. On this Mothers Day, I salute the life-saving power of that mothering instinct. It is more powerful than anything Harrison Ford, Mark Spitz or I could ever produce. Gerry Mulligan is the publisher of the Chronicle. His email address is gmulligan@ chronicleonline.com. WINDOW Continued from Page C1 Kitchen will fulfill promises Im writing to endorse Ron Kitchen for county commissioner. I became very interested and active in the politics of Crystal River and Citrus County during the Support Three Sisters Springs project. The more I attended the citys functions and council meetings, the more I came to respect and admire Mayor Kitchen. He did what he said he would do for the city in his campaign promises. The city has never been better. Mr. Kitchen has laid out his plan for what he believes will truly improve Citrus County. I know hell make good on his campaign promises. He lives, works and has family in Citrus County and truly wants Citrus to be the place he calls home. If you call Citrus County home too, then vote for Ron Kitchen in the primary election and then the general election, and lets clean up the county and make Citrus home again. David Tagye formerly of Crystal River RRRA endorsementsBased upon our principles of fiscal conservatism, individual rights and the determination that the citizens of Citrus County should have a government as President Abraham Lincoln said, of the people, by the people and for the people, the membership of the Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly, West Central Florida Region, has decided upon the endorsement of the following candidates for election as commissioners on the Citrus County Commission for the 2012, Aug. 14 primary: Renee Christopher-McPheeters, District 1; Shannon Heathcock, District 3; and Michael Mike Smallridge, District 5. Mr. Thomas Barron vice president, Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly West Central Florida Region Vote for KitchenAfter reading the article about Mayor Ron Kitchens analysis of this years proposed county budget, I cant help but be impressed that we finally have a commission candidate for District 1 who understands what and how spending, budgeting and planning really works. Everyone knows that if you spend more than you make, youre heading for trouble, unless you have some rainy-day money stashed away or you can raise taxes to cover the shortage. Also, if you initially create a budget about how much you plan to spend in year 1, and you spend more that you budgeted, then when you create your budget for Year 2, you must look at how much you actually spent in Year 1, not what you budgeted in Year 1. Pretty basic and simple budgeting, and fiscally prudent planning, with one exception: Our county administrator and county commissioners dont seem to understand that simple fact. Also, when you buy Ottawa Avenue for $3 million and forgive $2 million in permitting fees for the Homosassa Wal-Mart and spend $2 million to move the westside county offices to Meadowcrest and throw away money chasing Port Citrus and build a sidewalk on State Road 44 stretching from Crystal River to Inverness, and then tell every taxpayer that there is a $7 million dollar shortfall this year, it kind of makes you wonder who is looking out for the taxpayer. It is quite obvious that some changes must be made in this next election. We now have an opportunity to elect Ron Kitchen, a seasoned politician, a successful businessman and a man who understands the basic building blocks of how spending, budgeting and planning really works. Tell your friends and neighbors that Ron Kitchen is the man to vote for if they want to start having a fiscally prudent Board of County Commissioners. Winston Perry Homosassa Letter to the EDITOR On the ballot It is official. I am on the ballot for the position of Citrus County School superintendent. The petition card process gave me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. I appreciate all of the positive feedback and words of encouragement. Thank you for your support. Sandy Balfour candidate for superintendent Dont developRecently, we learned of a proposal given by representatives of Mr. George Decker to develop his property at Pirates Cove in Ozello into a restaurant and resort condominiums with a height of five stories and 25 to 30 rooms. We live in very close proximity to the Pirates Cove area, and we are opposed to this project, as it would change the personality of our community and the Ozello skyline forever. One of the main reasons we purchased property on the island is its pristine view from our upper deck, which overlooks Pirates Cove. Instead of looking out at mangrove islands and the natural beauty the island has, we would be looking at condominiums that totally take away the character the island has. We also feel this project would add to road congestion. Therefore, we do not support the proposal as presented at the community meeting of Feb. 13.Anthony and Alicia Griffith Crystal River

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its operating expenses from nearly $100 million to less than $80 million. This savings allows continued investment for regional projects. One way we have increased internal efficiencies is by reorganizing our regulatory staff and centralizing our permitting review process. This alone has saved nearly $4 million while increasing our quality of service. By implementing a new process of evaluating the complexity of permit applications, using the same rigorous environmental standards, many Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs) are now issued within 48 hours. We also are working closely with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the other four water management districts on statewide permitting consistency. Yes, we face challenges, but this district will continue to manage and protect the water resources of West Central Florida and provide for the development of new water supplies for years to come. The district is staffed by dedicated public servants committed to our core mission of flood protection, water supply, water quality, and their associated natural systems. We assure you we are capable of meeting these challenges and we will remain fiscally and operationally strong. Blake C. Guillory is executive director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. A LAN F. ABRAMOWITZ Special to the ChronicleI was thrilled to recently learn Floridas Statewide Guardian ad Litem program has been named to receive the prestigious Davis Productivity Eagle Award for streamlining efficiencies to focus on commitment to children. The Eagle Award is the highest honor from the Davis Productivity Awards Program, which recognizes state employees and public agency leaders whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity and saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses. The Davis Awards program, a major government improvement initiative that is chaired by Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, is co-sponsored by Florida TaxWatch, the Florida Council of 100, the state of Florida, and Prudential. The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is being recognized for cost avoidance and increased productivity through utilizing the gifts of time and talent by our nearly 8,000 dedicated volunteers. In addition, the GAL program has established a public/private partnership, leveraging money with local nonprofits; established an online portal for volunteers resulting in cost savings; and established online training for program staff and pro bono attorneys resulting in free Continuing Legal Education Credits. The GAL program is cost-effective. For every dollar we save through the efficiencies recognized by the Davis Awards team, more childrens voices can be heard in our states dependency courts. The best interests of Floridas dependent children are our only interest. We are pleased to provide abused and neglected children the representation they need so their problems can be addressed in efficient and effective ways. The public/private partnerships created by the GAL program emphasize the relationship between private citizens, businesses, professionals, and non-profits in communities to protect Floridas most vulnerable children and help families. As we continue to support our volunteers, we work diligently toward a time when all children who need a Guardian ad Litem will have a voice. For additional information on our work, please visit www.GuardianadLitem.org. Alan F. Abramowitz is executive director of the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office in Tallahassee.C4 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMMENTARY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday May May www.chronicleonline.com The Chronicle is committed to supporting local businesses and organizations that provide all types of services, fundraisers and entertainment throughout our community. The Chronicle is committed to helping make Citrus County the best place to live and work. Dont hesitate to contact The Chronicle at 352-563-3226 for all of your sponsorship needs! 187 SPONSORED EVENTS SO FAR THIS YEAR! Monday May 14th Worlds Greatest Baby Shower Golden Citrus Scholar Awards Wednesday May 16th Senior Foundation Rays vs Red Sox Thursday May 17th Sports Awards Banquet Concert Spring Final at Old Courthouse Historical Society Deux Oh Friday May 18th Beverly Hills Farmers Market Sunday May 19th Sheriffs All Hazard Expo Beauties & Beast Car Show Blessing of the Fleet Saturday & Sunday May 19th-20th Hallelujah Girl Drama Production A Garden Tour with Historical Overtones Friday June 1st Beverly Hills Farmers Market Saturday June 2nd Movies in The Park: Happy Feet 2 Boat Drawing 25th Anniversarry Spanish American Dinner/Dance Friday June 3rd Beverly Hills Farmers Market Tuesday June 12th Military Card Party Wednesday June 13th Rays vs NY Mets Friday June 15th Beverly Hills Farmers Market Saturday June 16th Flag Day Celebration G O T C H A C O V E R E D 5th Annual Athlete of the Year Sports Awards Banquet Thursday May 17th Reception 5:00pm 6:00pm Awards Ceremony 6:00pm 8:00 PM College of Central Florida Citrus Campus Tickets are $20 and are available at The Citrus County Chronicle ofces 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River For more information call: 352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.com Citrus County Health Department Citrus County All Hazards &Information ExpoFor more information contact the Citrus County Sheriffs Office (352) 249-2707 Saturday May 19th 9am 1pm Special Guests: The National Weather Service Special Displays: Hurricane Re-entry Tag Distribution, and More 000B6AS Upcoming Games Tuesday, July 3rd Rays vs. Yankees 3:30pm Wednesday, July 18th Rays vs. Indians 3:30pm A nonprofit organization dedicated to generate funds to support the unmet needs of Citrus County seniors. Citrus County Support Services Tampa Bay Rays Baseball TripsThursday, June 13th Rays vs. Mets 3:30pmAll tickets $45 per person (make checks payable to The Senior Foundation of Citrus County). Price includes admission & round-trip transportation via chartered bus.Pick up and drop off location for the bus will be: Citrus CountyResource Center 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FLAll ticket sales are final. Note: Per the Tampa Bay Rays, game times are subject to change.All proceeds from the Rays Baseball Trips go towards Helping Seniors inCitrus County.For more information call 527-5975 000B22U 000BF5V Guardian ad Litem program in Florida earns Davis Eagle Award Guest COLUMN ON THE NET Florida Guardian ad Litem program: www.GuardianadLitem.org. STRONG Continued from Page C1

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Credit bureaus necessary D EAR BRUCE: You asked John in a recent article why he expected his credit monitoring to be free. But John is right; it should be free. These credit bureaus have a nice gimmick: They collect our private information without our consent, do not check to see if it is correct, then sell this information. To add insult to injury, they want us to pay them to check and see if what they are selling for a profit is correct. This is a joke, and when the information is wrong, it costs the innocent consumer time and money trying to prove it is wrong. The credit bureaus are doing this on their own. The consumer did not ask them to collect this information. If the consumer did, then I could see them charging the consumer, but since the bureaus are selling the information without consent, they should pay the consumer for the privilege of using it. Its no different from any other business transaction. E.Z., via email DEAR E.Z.: I agree with you that when credit bureaus make a mistake, it can be inconvenient and time-consuming to get it corrected. You say the consumer did not ask the credit bureaus to collect the information, but that isnt exactly true. Consumers by the millions who apply to borrow money give potential lenders the right to look up this information. If this information were not available, what would you suggest the industry use? No one is going to lend money of any consequence without getting a credit report. These agencies have to be paid otherwise, they wouldnt be in business. This is the system we live under; there are a lot of things we are obliged to work and live with that we dont agree with. You can get a free credit report once a year from each of the major agencies. I dont see it as a very important thing to worry about. DEAR BRUCE: Im five years out from retirement and looking ahead at all my options to make that time successful. Right now, my focus is on cleaning up all debt. By this time next year, I will have everything paid off except the house mortgage ($180,000). That has me thinking about my largest monthly payment after retirement, the house payment (roughly $1,450). When I finally roll over my 401(k), what if I take part of it and pay off my home? I know this flies in the face of all common wisdom, but is this ever a smart move? I plan to live in this house for the rest of my life, and it would be wonderful to cut monthly obligations to this degree. S.I., via email DEAR S.I.: You are taking money out of one pocket and putting it into the other. Your net worth doesnt change; its just a matter of convenience. If you make this move, from this point forward will you be better or worse off? Among other things, See MONEY / Page D4 Bruce Williams SMART MONEY B USINESS Section D SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Graduation time means more jobseekers I n a few short weeks, it will all be over at least for another school year. Our high school and college seniors will don caps and gowns, march with purpose and pride and collect their diplomas. Then what? Typically, our highschoolers move on to college or university, technical school or some other level of post-secondary training. A portion of college graduates will pursue their masters degree, but many more will join the labor force. Theyll be in good company. Citrus Countys labor force, comprised of those who are working and those who are looking for work, hovers around 56,000, of which approximately 6,500 at this time of year are unemployed. For the recently matriculated, those vying for jobs include students now home from school and seeking summer employment, as well as displaced workers who have been struggling with a down economy for many, many months in Florida, the average length of unemployment is 48.6 weeks, and a whopping 38 percent are out of work for a year or more. In recent years, employment rates for new college graduates have fallen sharply. Moreover, as the New York Timesreported last May, only half the jobs landed by new graduates even require a college degree two years after graduating, the unemployment rate for members of the class of 2009 was 22 percent, and another 22 percent were working in jobs that didnt require college degrees. That trend was underscored in a Rutgers University study released this past week. This begs the question every parent asks whos about to take out a second mortgage to finance their childs higher education: Is it worth it? Consider the national unemployment rates by educational attainment for members of the labor force ages 25 and older: Less than a high school diploma: 12.6 percent. High school graduates, no college: 8.0 percent. Some college or associate degree: 7.5 percent. Bachelors degree and higher: 4.2 percent. It is clear that at some point, postsecondary degree work is going to pay off. But what about the 22-yearolds graduating now? How do they move beyond the pomp and circumstance of the moment to launch their careers? Whether youre a recent grad or still in school but need an income to help stay there, youll need a hire education. Workforce can help you research careers, education options and training programs; create professional rsum and cover letters; prepare for interviews and sharpen employability skills; and, depending on income eligibility, cover costs for training and education. You can tap into these valuable resources, offered at no charge, by first registering with the Employ Florida Marketplace (www. EmployFlorida.com), then scheduling a one-on-one appointment with a Workforce Placement Specialist by visiting our resource center in Inverness or calling 352-637-2223 or 800-434-JOBS. You can also follow us on Twitter @WorkforceCLM to Laura Byrnes WORKFORCE CONNECTION See WORKFORCE / Page D4 Of mutual interest Associated Press Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks May 26, 2010, about the social network sites new privacy settings in Palo Alto, Calif. Zuck erberg and other executives addressed about 200 prospective investors Friday, May 10, at a hotel luncheon in Silicon Valley. Facebook in your mutual fund? It could be soon M ARK J EWELL AP Personal Finance WriterBOSTON Ask people what they think about Facebook, and youre likely to hear everything from Its a terrific way to connect with friends and family, to Its a colossal drain on time and productivity. Soon, you could start getting a third response: Its a big investment opportunity. Facebook stock is expected to begin trading publicly May 18. Market pros and average investors alike are sizing up the companys strengths and weaknesses. The key question: Can Facebook parlay its vast legions of users into huge profits, as Google did following its 2004 initial public offering? The Facebook IPO is expected to be the biggest for an Internet company, surpassing Googles. It will be hard for mutual fund managers to ignore; especially those specializing in technology stocks, and the large-cap, growth-stock market segment Facebook will join. Facebook might seem to be an obvious potential buy for those managers, given its amazing rise from Harvard dorm-room startup in 2004 to the worlds largest online social network. But successful stock-picking means being price-conscious. Until late last week, fund managers had little to go on in assessing Facebooks potential investment value. Thats when Facebook disclosed its shares would be priced in a range of $28 to $35. The specific price is to be released the day before trading, and decision time is approaching for fund managers considering Facebook for their portfolios. A select few have already jumped in. Dozens have acquired private shares of Facebook over the past year and a half. More than 30 Fidelity Investments mutual funds recently owned private Facebook shares, including Fidelitys largest stock fund, Contrafund (FCNTX). But Facebook made up just 0.1 percent of that $84 billion funds portfolio at the end of March, and other Fidelity funds holding Facebook had similarly small investments. Another big fund company, T. Rowe Price, recently reported that 19 of its funds owned private Facebook shares, in nearly all instances making up less than 1 percent of each portfolio. Morgan Stanley has also been active. Its $1.7 billion Focus Growth Fund (AMOAX) recently held 3.6 percent of its portfolio in Facebook shares. Funds from smaller companies have purchased Facebook stock on secondary markets that are off-limits to average investors. Below are comments from interviews this week with managers of two such funds: Chris Brown of Pax World Balanced (PAXWX) and Thomas Vandeventer of Tocqueville Opportunity (TOPPX). They discuss prospects for the stock: The rewardsFacebooks potential is undeniable because the site has more than 900 million users. There are huge profit opportunities for Facebook and its investors from advertising revenue. Brown believes much of that is still untapped. He sees a big opportunity if Facebook can generate earnings from highly-targeted ads tailored to appeal to specific Facebook users based on their interests. Right now, the ads are more about building brand awareness, Brown said. But if advertisers could specifically target a certain demographic, by age group or gender, for example, thats where the profit margins would be very beneficial. Vandeventer is cautious about the shortterm outlook, but optimistic in the long-run. Its still a pretty young company, and we VA engages in social media Associated PressWASHINGTON The primary Facebook page for the Department of Veterans Affairs has amassed more than 200,000 fans, increasing the departments ability to communicate directly with veterans across the nation. We started our social media program with the vision of getting the right information to the right veteran at the right time, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. This achievement allows us to reach a significant portion of the veteran population. The milestone was achieved less than three years after the creation of VAs office of online communications, which oversees all social media programs. The office has been led by Brandon Friedman since its inception in August 2009, and was launched as part of the presidents directive that agencies should create such organizations in support of the administrations Open Government plan. This is a notable milestone for VA, said Mike Galloucis, VAs executive director of public and intergovernmental affairs. It shows we are using all available means to reach veterans with important information related to the benefits they have earned through their service to our nation. VA has more than 150 Facebook pages, most of which belong to individual VA medical centers, with a combined subscribership of more than 440,000 fans. In addition to Facebook, VA maintains an extensive social media presence with 70 Twitter feeds, the VAntage Point blog, a YouTube channel with more than 400 videos, and a Flickr page containing more than 12,000 photos. To connect to VAs social media sites, visit www.va.gov/opa/socialmedia.asp. See FACEBOOK / Page D3

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SRRMC welcomes Ghassan Hasan, M.D. CRYSTAL RIVER On March 15, Ghassan A. Hasan, M.D., was appointed to the medical staff at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Hasan specializes in primary care. The experience and knowledge Dr. Hasan brings to Seven Rivers Regional aligns with our mission to provide excellence in health care, said Joyce Brancato, chief executive officer. He will provide high quality care for our patients. Hasan is boardcertified in family medicine and has practiced medicine for 28 years. He previously had his own practice in Haileah. Hasan received his medical degree from the Superior Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana in Cuba. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. We are thrilled to have Dr. Hasan at Seven Rivers Regional, said Fernando Esclopis, M.D., chief of staff. For more information about the hospital and its medical staff, visit SevenRiversRegional.com. Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, a 128-bed general, medical/surgical acute care facility serving Citrus, Levy and south Marion counties, opened its doors in 1978. Visit SevenRiversRegional.com.Fero & Sons Insurance gets Gold Key DUNNELLON Fero & Sons Insurance has been recognized as a Gold Key Agency by Allstate Insurance. The Gold Key designation is the companys recognition of superior performance. By achieving this designation, Fero & Sons qualifies for enhanced support, training and access to webinars led by industry experts. Its a tremendous honor to achieve the Gold Key designation, said Tracy A. Fero. Were committed to serving our customers here in the Citrus, Marion and Levy county area. Allstate is a great company that offers quality products and services to consumers. Im pleased that the company acknowledges the support we offer our customers. Fero & Sons Insurance has offices in Dunnellon, Beverly Hills and Ocala. Contact Tracy Fero at 352489-2412, 352-795-4621 or TFERO@feroinsurance.com. Mall announces new stores openingCRYSTAL RIVER Crystal River mall announces its newest tenant. Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair. Owners Ed and Frances Marquez originally opened their Watch & Jewelry Repair in 1990 inside Sears at Crystal River Mall. They decided to stay in the mall, and with their new location they have more room for customers and also have a waiting area where customers can relax or browse through merchandise. Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair provides all types of jewelry and watch services. They also specialize in designing unique jewelry pieces and can reset all types of diamonds. The grand opening for Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair is Friday, May 18. Two other new additions to the Crystal River Mall are Miracle Ear, down the Kmart corridor; and Short Sale Realty of Florida, outside Regal Cinema. For more information on leasing opportunities or Crystal River Mall, call the mall office at 352-795-2585 or find us Facebook. Levin in Million Dollar Round TablePARK RIDGE, Ill. Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Eddie Levin, CLU, ChFC, of Homosassa, to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Levin is a 35-year member of MDRT. Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone. It requires Levin to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association. MDRT members like Eddie are united in their commitment to help individuals, families and business owners gain financial peace of mind, says MDRT President Jennifer A. Borislow, CLU. In addition, MDRT members have access to the best minds in the business since they can share ideas and best practices with their fellow members from around the world. MDRT also provides continuing education opportunities, informative and inspirational meetings and encourages members to support community and charitable involvement through the MDRT Foundation. For more information, contact Eddie Levin at 352-621-3103 or ed11clu@yahoo.com. Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is an international, independent association of nearly 36,000 of the worlds leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 430 companies in 78 countries. Workforce Connection sets May workshops OCALA Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties has scheduled a full calendar of workshops and clinics for the month May for those interested in sharpening employability skills. The programs are open to job seekers in the three-county region at no charge. Participants must be fully registered with Workforce through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com. Workshop registration is also required unless otherwise indicated. Programs take place at the Workforce Connection Marion County Center, 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala. Citrus County workshops are conducted at the Workforce Connection Center at 1103 E. Inverness Blvd., Inverness. Levy County workshops take place at the Levy County Center at 109 NW Third Ave., Chiefland. Community workshops also continue to be held at area library branches in Citrus and Marion counties. Additional information about the following programs is available at Workforce Connections Calendar of Events at www.clmworkforce.com. Open Resume Labs are held in Ocala each Monday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. as well as every Friday at 9 a.m. The labs also take place May 15 and May 29 at 1:15 p.m. in Inverness and on May 15 May 29 in at 8:15 a.m. in Chiefland. The staff-assisted lab helps job seekers learn how to market themselves more effectively to the employer, identify strengths and transferable skills, and develop additional strategies. Walks-in are welcome no additional registration is required but space is limited. Navigating the New World of Work two-day workshop takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday in Marion County. The workshop is also offered May 22-23 in Chiefland and May 24-25 in Inverness. The workshops cover how to identify abilities and transferable skills, job search strategies/targeted resume development, and interviewing skills/follow up. Community Workshops: Navigating the New World of Work offers many of the highlights of the two-day sessions but in a two-hour format: at 10 a.m. May 24 at the Dunnellon Library, at 3:30 p.m. May 14 in at the Coastal Region Library in Crystal River, at 1 p.m. May 16 at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills and at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Homosassa Library. Nail that Interview, Employ Florida Marketplace Essentials and Optimal Resum workshops May 17 and May 31 beginning at 8:15 a.m. in Ocala. Nail that Interview is also May 18 in Inverness and May 30 in Chiefland. Registration is required. Beyond Barriers: Pathways to Employment is designed for those whose background issues create a barrier to finding a job. The workshop takes place oat 1:30 p.m. May 25 in Ocala. Computer Basics workshop is for those new to technology or with entry-level skills. Sessions are set for 3:30 p.m. May 22 in Chiefland and at 1:30 p.m. May 18 in Ocala. To register for any of the workshops, call 352-291-9552 or 800434-JOBS, ext. 1410 or sign up online at https://www.timecenter.com/ wcworkshops. May events at Crystal River MallDuring the month of May, visit the Crystal River Mall: On Saturday, May 19, the Citrus County Drummers will tap out their rhythm from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Doug Nicholson returns with the oldies at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26. For information about these events or Crystal River Mall, call the mall office at 352-795-2585 or find it on Facebook. Crystal River Mall is on U.S. 19 north of the city of Crystal River. Anchor stores include Belk, JCPenney, Kmart and Regal Cinema. The mall also includes a variety of specialty shops and eateries. Special to the ChronicleDebbie Vance was recently announced 2011 Employee of the Year at Citrus Memorial Health Systems annual Employee Awards ceremony May 10 at the Citrus Memorial Auditorium. Citrus Memorial President and CEO Ryan Beaty made the award announcement at the event, held each year during National Hospital Week, which recognizes employees for years of service and for outstanding performance. Upon announcement of Vances accomplishment, Purchasing Manager Trip Mundy cited the Employee of the Year recipient for her dedication to Citrus Memorial Health System. Debbie has been a great asset to the hospital and works very well with all of her customers, he said. She exudes all the qualities of a great employee or friend. Debbie is likeable, positive, dependable and helpful. The hospitals Employee of the Year selections come from its monthly ACES and CARES program, in which employees are nominated by fellow employees, volunteers, visitors and patients for the honor. Each month, two employees are selected on the basis of compassion, respect, integrity, creativity, teamwork, knowledge, commitment, accountability, trust and humor. In addition to the employee of the year winner, 187 employees were recognized for five-year milestones at the event. Topping the list of service award recipients were Valerie Fedor and Maryland Peterson with 35 years of service (see photo below). 30 years of service award recipients included: Jan Bertine, Gregory Clark, Betty Cocke, Jacqueline Cook and Susan Lange. 25 years of service award recipients included: Millie Barker, Karen Cummins, Carolyn Hart, Angela Hensley, Kenneth Korte, Henry Landrum and Karen Nodine. 20 years of service award recipients included: Irene Brugh, John Comiskey, Donna Holden, John Larkin, Linda Mitchell, Sheryl Pleacher, Paul Rodenbaugh, Gerrie Selby, Wanda Sierra, Lori Sutherland, Lynn Tran and Kristen Tuite. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198 bed, not-for-profit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. More than 150 physicians and 1,000 employees provide a wide range of services at the Inverness campus and at medical offices and clinics in Citrus and Sumter counties. Visit citrusmh.com.D2 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE B USINESS Business DIGEST Meet the Experts in Inverness Special to the Chronicle Anthony Palumbo, Hospice of Citrus County chief executive officer, addresses the audience May 4 during the second of the ongoing mini-conference series Meet the Experts at Lakeside Country Club in Inverness. The mini-conference was free and open to the public, and featured a panel of local professionals covering topics such as tax law, elder law, estate planning, insurance, real estate and charitable giving. Panelists included local professionals Sally Long, Edward Serra, Shawn Fitzpatrick, Eddie Leven, Debbie Rector and Anthony Palumbo. The program was moderated by John J. Ceparano. Visit Hospice of Citrus County on the Web at www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org. Special to the Chronicle Back row, from left, are:: Austin Vance, Tyler Vance and Alissa Vance. Front row: Employee of the Year Debbie Vance and Ryan Beaty, Citrus Memorial CEO. Ryan Beaty congratulates Valerie Fedor and Maryland Peterson on their awards for 35 years of service. Employee of year named at Citrus Memorial Nature Coast EMS members attend meeting Special to the Chronicle Team members of Nature Coast EMS recently attended the annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast in Atlanta. Chickfil-A Leadercast offers a unique opportunity to hear from some of the top leadership and business thinkers in the world, and is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of sites throughout the nation. Nature Coast EMS team members, from left, are; Wayne Martin, operations chief; Katie Lucas, public information officer; Lynette Holsinger, human resources director; a special representative from Chickfil-A; Ray Valdivia, field supervisor; Hester Clow, chief financial officer; and Holly Martin, ambulance accounts specialist. This years featured speakers included Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and author; John Maxwell, leadership expert and author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership; Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry; Soledad OBrien, anchorwoman and special correspondent for CNN; and Urban Meyer, head football coach for Ohio State University Buckeyes. Ghassan Hasan Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. BUSINESS DIGEST Submit information via email to newsdesk@chronicleonline.com or fax to 352-563-3280, attn: Business Digest. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit notices. High-resolution photos will be considered for publication. 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dont really know how it will find a way to significantly increase the income it generates from online services, he said. But he adds that Facebook has attracted half of all current Internet users on Earth, so its a huge opportunity for a profitable business model. It is not that different than if you had invested in Google back in 2004, or even LinkedIn a year ago, he said. In both cases, the companies went public as their income-generating potential was still unclear. Yet each has proved itself. Googles shares debuted around at $100 apiece, and today trade at around $615. LinkedIn shares opened at $45 last May, and now trade at around $112. The risks Despite its vast user base, Facebook isnt yet generating a huge amount of revenue by Wall Street standards. Although first-quarter revenue grew 45 percent from a year earlier to $1.06 billion, it declined 6 percent from the fourth quarter. They may have to spend more money to grow this business, and that could put pressure on profit margins, Brown said. Other key challenges include attracting more users who access Facebook from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and generating mobile ad revenue. Most Facebook users are on personal computers, and Brown believes Facebook is lagging somewhat in the faster-growing mobile space. Mobile applications could be a good growth driver, but could also be a challenge for them, Brown said. Another key issue is whether Facebook can someday expand into China. Its shut out now. Chinas government blocked Facebook as well as Twitter after the social media services were instrumental in anti-government protests in Iran two years ago. However, Vandeventer still sees plenty of opportunity to grow globally. Facebook has penetrated only 60 percent of the U.S. market, he said. Then theres India, Brazil and so on. There is still plenty of potential growth. The big pictureFacebook has established its user base, and increasingly its prospects depend on execution. Vandeventer believes Facebooks executives are capable of building a hugely profitable business, although founder Mark Zuckerberg isnt a typical CEO. This week, the 27-year-old showed up at meetings with prospective investors wearing a hoodie, a staple of his wardrobe. Vandeventer attended a New York City meeting, and hes comfortable with the executive teams youthful vibe. Who cares what Mark Zuckerberg wears to his meetings? I dont, he said. What I care about is that he executes. The team that I saw has a pretty firm grasp of whats going on. B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Facebook wraps up IPO road show Associated PressPALO ALTO, Calif. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives addressed about 200 prospective investors Friday at a hotel luncheon in Silicon Valley. Fridays event was the last of the bigger road show events that Facebook Inc. is hosting ahead of its initial public offering of stock, which is expected late next week. The luncheon was at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, Calif. Zuckerberg arrived in a caravan of black SUVs and got in the hotels back entrance. He gave prospective investors a 10-minute presentation. That was followed by a 35-minute question-and-answer session with Zuckerberg, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman. Facebook Inc. is expected to price its IPO on Thursday and begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday under the ticker symbol FB. The offering could value the company near $100 billion. S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 D3 Is Europe a safe place to buy? Not exactly M ATTHEWC RAFT AP Business WriterNEW YORK It often pays to zig when everybody else zags. If you were brave enough to put cash into the stock market three years ago and very few small investors were youve doubled your money. European stocks have lost about 15 percent since mid-March. Renewed worries about the regions long-running debt crisis have rattled markets. So it might look like a chance to buy cheap. The trouble, money managers say, is that nobody knows when the crisis there will end. Most of them predict it will get worse, perhaps far worse, before it gets better. You cant pick the bottom, says Martin Jansen, lead manager for international equities at ING Investment Management U.S. And if things get worse in Europe, todays cheap wont look so cheap anymore. To hear Jansen and other money managers tell it, a rule for shopping applies for investing: Not everything that goes on sale is a bargain. If Greece drops out of the 17country euro currency group this year, as analysts worry it will, it could spread havoc throughout the financial system. And Europes underlying problems slumping economies, deep debt burdens and ever-rising interest rates could take years to fix. That doesnt mean its time to sell everything connected to Europe. The best approach, fund managers say, is to divide the continent into struggling countries and stronger ones. Investors who take this approach keep clear of Greek banks but favor German giants. All European markets could get hammered in a panic, but stocks in the stronger countries stand a better chance of bouncing back months, or maybe years, later. Put it this way: Are European markets a screaming buy? Jansen says. No, right now its time to be cautious, time to be selective. Some questions and answers: Q: Which European countries are in better shape? Among the 17 countries that use the euro currency, Germany is an outlier. It has the largest economy in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world. But its not just Germanys size that sets it apart. Key measures of the German economy make it look as if the country broke away from the continent. Unemployment across the euro countries has hit 10.9 percent, with Spain and Greece above 20 percent. Eight of them are in recession. Borrowing costs for deeply indebted countries hover near what economists consider unsustainable levels. Spain and Italy have to pay slightly less than 6 percent to borrow for 10 years. By contrast, Germanys unemployment rate is 6.8 percent. Economists expect the economy to expand nearly 1 percent this year. And Germany is a bond-market darling, borrowing for 10 years at just 1.5 percent. Sean Lynch, Wells Fargos global investment strategist, says his firm is leery of European stocks, except when it comes to Germany. In money managerspeak, Wells Fargos stock funds are underweight Europe, but overweight Germany. We need to stop thinking of Europe as one entity, Lynch says. We like Germany. Countries in the northern part of Europe seem to be on much better footing. He mentions Sweden and Norway, which dont use the euro. Q: But companies in Germany sell to customers in Portugal, Spain and other shrinking economies. Isnt everyone on the same troubled ship here? German companies do depend on customers elsewhere in Europe. Thats why the next step for bargain-hunters is to find those companies in stable European countries that lean on customers in faster-growing markets across Asia and Africa or even the U.S. For some money managers, German car makers fit the bill. Volkswagen, for instance, sold a record 8 million cars last year, vaulting to the No. 2 spot worldwide, behind General Motors. German drivers bought one of every four Volkswagens, but drivers in South America and Asia bought slightly more. Sales to India doubled. And VW stock has a 2.4 percent dividend yield. RidgeWorth Investments international equity fund has 14 percent of its money in German stocks, including Volkswagen and Adidas. Chad Deakins, the manager, likes Adidas for its farreaching customer base. The company sells nearly a quarter of its shoes and clothes to the U.S. and Canada, and another 10 percent each go to Latin America and China. At the end of March, the RidgeWorth fund held stocks from across Europe but nothing from the hardest-hit countries, Greece, Portugal and Ireland. It had 12 percent of its fund in France and 4 percent in Sweden. Theres not going to be a quick fix to Europe, Deakins says. For value investors, its a game of patience. You buy high-quality companies and wait it out. Q: So the idea is that you buy and hold until things clear up. When will that be? Good question. By the looks of it, not anytime soon. Daily news has alternated between reassuring and worrying. Spain nationalized Bankia, one of the countrys largest banks. Some cheered the move, while others warned it could burden the government with more debt. An election last weekend in Greece gave no political party enough votes to form a government, fueling speculation that Greece would miss a debt payment and maybe drop the euro currency. An election in France brought in a president who had pledged to scale back budget-cutting efforts across Europe and push for economic growth. How long until its over? An informal poll of five money managers yielded results from I wouldnt try to guess to Who knows? Jansen of ING says that the crisis could go on for 10 years. Q: Why should I care? Im not invested in Europe. Not so. Its safe to say that if you own a stock fund, youre exposed to Europe. One vehicle of choice for 401(k) investors is the Standard & Poors 500 index, a collection of large, publicly traded U.S. corporations. S&P estimates that the 500 companies in the index get 14 percent of their revenue from Europe. Overall, nearly half of revenue comes from abroad. Some well-known U.S. companies lean heavily on Europe, according to data from Howard Silverblatt, S&Ps senior index analyst. McDonalds and Kraft Foods get roughly a third of revenue from Europe. For health care behemoths Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, the region counts for a quarter. Q: So whats the lesson there? Im not supposed to sell my S&P fund, right? Thats the bad news about the troubled ship of Europe: Were on it, too. Associated Press German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble addresses the audience Wednesday during the 15th WDR Europa Forum at the European Pa rliament in Brussels, Belgium. WHERES THE CHAMBER CONNECTION? Due to technical difficulties, information for the weekly Chamber Connection page was not available by press time for the Chronicles Business section. Use your smartphone to scan the QR code. It will take you to the Citrus County Chamber of Commerces Facebook page. Visit the page at http://www.facebook.com/CitrusChamber. Visit the website at www.citruscountychamber.com. Associated Press Two workers chat Feb. 8 inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook stock is expected to begin trading publicly on May 18. Market pros and average investors alike are sizing up the companys strengths and weaknesses. The key question: Can Facebook parlay its vast legions of users into huge profits, as Google did following its 2004 initial public offering? FACEBOOKContinued from Page D1

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D4 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE B USINESS A black mark for survivor of financial crisis P ALLAVIG OGOI AP Business WriterNEW YORK The reputation that Jamie Dimon honed for decades on Wall Street has been severely damaged in a matter of days. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was the protg of banking industry legend Sanford Weill. In the early 2000s, he took over Bank One, an institution few believed was fixable, and restored it to a profit. And in 2008 and 2009, at JPMorgan Chase, Dimon built a fortress strong enough to stay profitable during the financial crisis. His zeal for cost-cutting and perceived mastery of risk did more than keep JPMorgan strong enough to bail out two failing competitors, Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. It gave him a kind of street cred during the post-crisis years, when he lashed out at regulators who sought to rein in banks, and Occupy Wall Street protesters who raged against them. Now all that is on the line. Dimon had to face stock analysts and reporters Thursday and confess to a flawed, complex, poorly reviewed, poorly executed and poorly monitored trading strategy that lost a surprise $2 billion. The revelation caused traders to shave almost 10 percent off JPMorgans stock price the following day and brought a shower of complaints from industry observers and lawmakers who said banks need tighter scrutiny. Making the black eye worse for Dimon, the loss came in derivatives trading, the complex financial maneuvering that on a much greater scale led to large losses and dissolved banks during the financial crisis. Dimon staked so much of his reputation on creating this perception of being the ultimate, infallible risk manager, said Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund who is now a professor at MIT. And along comes this huge mistake. Dimon, 56, grew up in the Queens borough of New York City, the grandson of a Greek immigrant. His father was a stockbroker who worked for many years at Merrill Lynch. After college and business school, Dimon turned down an offer from the venerable investment bank Goldman Sachs. Weill had been Dimons fathers boss at a previous job and recruited the younger Dimon to American Express. Weill became Dimons mentor. When Weill left American Express in 1986, Dimon followed him to Commercial Credit Co., a sleepy finance firm that catered to middle-class clients. Weill went on to buy a host of companies, including Smith Barney and Travelers, and Dimon led some of those divisions. The empire-building culminated when Travelers merged with Citicorp to form Citigroup in 1998, the largest U.S. bank at that time. Dimon was the heir apparent but had started to clash with Weill. Weill was insecure about Dimons growing assertiveness, and Dimon often showed his temper in meetings. Weill fired Dimon in 1998. Dimon spent time reading biographies of statesmen and took up boxing lessons to let off steam. In 2000, he became CEO of Bank One, a Chicago bank that was losing money. By 2003, he had turned the bank around, and in 2004 it merged with JPMorgan Chase. Dimon became CEO of JPMorgan in 2006. By that time, Dimon had lived through several industry crises, including the savings and loan meltdown of the late 1980s, a Russian debt default in 1998 and the dot-com stock bust of the early 2000s. Dimon was not the man responsible for any of those, of course, as he is for the $2 billion error. His admission of the mistake this week left some analysts asking whether his grip is slipping, and the banks more than $2 trillion in assets have become too big for him to manage. More likely, some other analysts said, it is a statement about how, three and a half years after the crisis, banks still conduct impossibly complex trades that are difficult to track. If even Jamie gets it wrong managing a $2 trillion bank, what does it say about banks where management is far inferior? said Mike Mayo, a bank analyst at the brokerage CLSA and author of the book Exile on Wall Street. Just a few weeks ago, while answering questions from stock analysts, Dimon dismissed media reports of big market-moving trades by JPMorgan as a complete tempest in a teapot. He admitted Thursday that he should have been paying better attention. Asked to what, he first said trading losses then said, There was some stuff in the newspaper and a bunch of other stuff. Dimons signature trait has been cost-cutting, an attribute that helped the banks he led squirrel cash away. At Bank One, after finding out how many newspaper subscriptions the bank paid for, he is reported to have told an executive: Youre a businessman; pay for your own Wall Street Journal. That low tolerance for profligacy kept the banks he managed strong enough to weather any crisis. Now, Dimon says the trade that was conducted is so complex that the losses could easily get worse. JPMorgans $2 billion loss was caused by trades that were meant to hedge, or protect, the bank from trading losses that could occur in the investments of the banks corporate treasury. The amount of the loss was small for an institution of JPMorgans size it cleared $19 billion in profit last year but will hurt its second-quarter earnings and was an embarrassment. It rattled the industry, too. Other bank stocks fell as much as 4 percent Friday. It puts egg on our face, and we deserve any criticism we get, Dimon said at a hastily convened conference call with investors to reveal the losses. During the crisis in 2008, Dimon drew wide praise for keeping his bank healthy, including from President Barack Obama and billionaire investor Warren Buffett. One biographical book that was released soon after the financial crisis was titled Last Man Standing. In the years since, other Wall Street bankers and CEOs have cowered as the public backlash against bankers and their bonuses has grown. But Dimon, who made $23 million last year, according to an Associated Press calculation, used his stature to become the most outspoken banking CEO. He attacked any obstacle that came in his way or his companys especially regulations aimed at stopping banks from taking the kinds of risks that precipitated the financial crisis. Dimon viewed them as impediments to the banks ability to make a profit. He did not even spare the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, or one of his iconic predecessors, Paul Volcker. At times, his outspokenness took on a swagger that raised eyebrows. At a public forum last year, Dimon pointedly challenged Bernanke to defend his regulatory drive, which he said was going to slow down the U.S. economic recovery. Earlier this year, Dimon said in a Fox Business Network interview: Paul Volcker, by his own admission, has said he doesnt understand capital markets. ... He has proven that to me. One of the most respected Fed chiefs, Volcker has championed a law that restricts banks from trading with their own money. Since Thursday, Dimon has contended the trades in question were meant to manage the banks financial risk, not turn a profit, and thus would not be subject to the so-called Volcker rule. Outside analysts have been more skeptical, and the mistake has breathed energy into the push to toughen financial regulations. Dimon did say he should have been paying closer attention. We know we were sloppy. We know we were stupid. We know there was bad judgment, he told NBC News on Friday in an interview to air Sunday on Meet the Press. He said he did not know whether laws had been broken and invited regulators to look into the matter. But we intend to fix it and learn from it and be a better company when its done, he added. Most analysts gave Dimon kudos for coming clean on the trading loss, but few disagreed his reputation had taken a severe hit. Said Nancy Bush, longtime bank analyst at NAB research, and contributing editor at SNL Financial: Jamie certainly cannot be standard-bearer for the banking industry anymore. Associated Press From left, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein; JPMorgan Chase & Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon; Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack and Bank of America Corporation Chief Executive Officer and Pres ident Brian Moynihan, testify Jan. 13, 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Dimon had to fac e stock analysts and reporters Thursday and confess to a flawed, complex, poorly reviewed, poorly executed and poorly monitored trading strate gy that lost a surprise $2 billion. get daily hot job alerts, tips, and information about free workshops and clinics. Because we recognize the importance of this hire education, were providing job placement services at Withlacoochee Technical Institute and will soon have similar services at the College of Central Florida. In addition, in partnership with CF, we recently held a successful Career Fair at the colleges Lecanto campus with plans to hold another in the fall. Of course, employability skills can only go so far. According to a study released in January by Georgetown Universitys Center on Education and the Workforce, recent college graduates with bachelors degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, ranging from 9.4 percent for those with undergraduate degrees in the humanities to 11.1 percent for the arts and 13.9 percent for degrees in architecture. Based on 2009 and 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Community Survey, the analysis indicates the recent college graduates with the lowest rates of unemployment had degrees in health (5.4 percent), education (5.4 percent), and agriculture and natural resources (7 percent). Those with business and engineering degrees also fared relatively well. Employers often tell us they have the jobs, but cant find workers with the skills they need. So what skill gaps do our workers recent graduates and general job seekers have that need to be closed before they can land a job? Right now, Workforce Connection is collaborating with economic development and education partners throughout our region to identify industry sectors that are critical for each county in our region. Skills Gap forums will be held in each county in the next several weeks to identify desired skills and determine what gaps exist between employers needs and the qualifications of job applicants and recent graduates. Industries for the Skills Gap forums for Citrus County are manufacturing, business and financial services, and information technology. Regional industries include transportation, distribution and warehousing (including marine); healthcare; and agribusiness. Research and data analysis of regional high-growth opportunities include ports, aviation/aerospace, and value-added logistics. Ultimately, this effort will help Workforce Connection and our partners develop appropriate curricula, programs and services to meet changing workforce needs in our communities. Laura Byrnes, APR is a certified workforce professional and communications manager at Workforce Connection. Contact her at 352-291-9559 or 800434-5627, ext. 1234, or lbyrnes@clmworkforce.com. WORKFORCE Continued from Page D1 you will lose a tax deduction. If your income continues to be strong, that is definitely a loss. On the other hand, you are likely paying more in interest on the mortgage than you are earning in interest from the money that is currently invested. The big question here is how much that cheap mortgage interest is going to be worth to you if investment income increases in the next few years, as most of us expect it to do. If you have a high interest rate on your mortgage and you cant get a cheaper rate, I would keep the mortgage in place, take the tax deduction and to some degree gamble that interest rates, not on the mortgage but on investments, will increase in the next few years and then you will be the beneficiary. Not a bad position to be in. DEAR BRUCE: I recently ordered two items from the dollar menu of a national hamburger franchise. Our state sales tax in Pennsylvania is 6 percent, bringing the total to $2.12. The server then asked if I would like to contribute $1 to their charity, and I gladly agreed to do so. When he adjusted the bill, however, the total came to $3.18 rather than $3.12, meaning sales tax was added to my donation. I questioned not one, but two separate servers. Both stated they did not know why sales tax was charged to my donation, but that all the donations were processed the same way. Is our state now charging sales tax on charitable donations, or was this a glitch in the restaurants ordertaking software? T.C. in Pennsylvania DEAR T.C.: You are astute to observe the extra 6 cents you paid, and its clear that contributions are not taxable. When the software was put into the register, there probably was no anticipation of collecting for a charity. The likelihood is the 6 percent goes off to the state, and that is the end of the story. I cant imagine theres any benefit to the restaurant. If you were so inclined, you could write to the franchise and point out transactions of this kind are being taxed and should not be, and that the software for the registers needs to be adjusted. For pitys sake, dont expect the high school kids behind the counter to even understand the question, let alone know the answer. DEAR BRUCE: I read your column in The Sierra Vista (Ariz.) Herald. I enjoy it very much and find it generally informative. But I would like to comment on two things Ive read in your column in the past few weeks. The first point: After living outside the United States for more than 25 years, when I returned in 1983 and applied for a credit card, I was denied. The reason was that I had been declared dead by the U.S. military in 1967 (no reason to explain the whole story of why). In any case, I went to my bank and bought a secured credit card for $500. I bought things and paid them off in a timely manner, and lo and behold, after a short time, I started receiving offers from every bank and its brother that suddenly wanted to issue me a credit card. Now I have more credit cards than Ill ever need, and I have a credit score of 832. Next point: There is a truly free website where you can check your credit score every day, if you so desire. Ive signed up and used it for six or seven months and have never paid a penny for the service, have never been asked for any payment and have never committed to do anything. The website is www.credit karma.com. I recommend giving it a try. J.W. in Arizona DEAR J.W.: Thank you for your informative letter. In my opinion, you handled this extremely well. The idea of being denied for no credit is even worse than having bad credit. Since you had been declared dead in 1967, I can understand why the computer would be baffled. In any event, youre off and running. Send questions to bruce@brucewilliams.com or to Smart Money, P .O. Box 7150, Hudson, FL 34674. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided. The Bruce Williams Radio Show c an now be heard 24/7 via iTunes and at www.taeradio.com. MONEY Continued from Page D1 Since Thursday, Dimon has contended the trades in question were meant to manage the banks financial risk, not turn a profit.

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Associated PressBEIJING Chinas central bank announced Saturday a reduction in the amount of reserves that banks must hold in an effort to spur lending and revive a sharply flagging economy. The 0.5 percentage point cut in the banks required reserve by the Peoples Bank of China starting May 18 frees up billions of dollars for lending. It follows the release of statistics in the past week that showed the economy slowing more rapidly than economists and perhaps the government expected. A slowdown in China, the worlds secondlargest economy, threatens to ripple across the globe, which is already struggling to ward off continued economic weakness in Europe. China has been an engine of global growth in recent years, and its robust purchases of iron ore, raw materials and industrial components have buoyed economies from Australia and Brazil to Japan and Zambia. While the government has been eager to steer growth from the torrid rates of the past decade to a more sustainable pace, a sharp slowdown would risk higher unemployment and lower revenues for already cash-strapped local governments. The slowdown also comes as most of the current leadership prepares to step aside for younger leaders. A once-a-decade event, the transition always sees the Communist Party on alert for signs of unrest that could challenge its authority. This years transition has been made bumpier by the unexpected purge of a powerful politician, raising speculation that leaders are too consumed with infighting to pay attention to the economy. A slew of economic data in recent days pointed to an economic deceleration. Lower growth in industrial production in April 9.3 percent from a year earlier but down 2.6 percentage points from March raised alarm bells as did electricity production which barely budged in April and which economists take as a proxy gauge of activity in a country where government statistics are not always considered accurate. The rate cut announced Saturday is the third for the required reserve ratio since November. Associated Press A currency trader contemplates Friday at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreas Kospi lost 1.3 percent at 1,919.20 as Asian stock markets were lower Friday amid investor concern that economies in the U.S. and China may grow less than previously expected. B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 D5 Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time! 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Send Resumes to: wfmarick @yahoo.com A Non Smoking Facilty. EOE/DFWP Announcements LOOKING FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS 352-465-0462 With Mothers Day Fast Approaching Look for the best deals at http:// eatonvilleflorida.u s/estor e.html Personals Lonely, Bored, Need Answers, Call Someone Who Cares 24-7 (352) 464-2390 Child Care Personnel F/T TEACHER Experienced only need apply. Paid, holidays & vacation CDARequired Call 352-212-2708 Personal/ Beauty Hair Stylist & Nail TechF/T or P/T booth rental or high pay commission w/following + bonuss avail (352) 489-3004 352-266-0126 Domestic Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details 352-563-5966 Medical CNA needed in my home for elderly lady w/dememtia. back ground check & refs 352-220-6486 Come Join Our T eam LPN FT 3-11 MON. -FRI.& RESIDENT CARE ASSISTANT, PT/FTLeadership Skills Required. Health Ins. available and benefits. Please apply within: Cedar Creek Assisted Living 352-564-2446 Home Health Looking For Medical Office Staff or CNA, RNs, LPNs, PT, OT (352) 794-6097 LPNs Full & Part time We are expanding our Nursing Services Looking for experienced nurse leaders to join our exciting team. 7-3 & 11-7 shifts available Excellent benefits Apply in person: ARBOR TRAIL REHAB 611 Turner Camp Rd. Inverness, FL Or email resume to: atdon @southernLTC.com An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D Lost GERMAN SHEPHARD black/tan 4 -5 yrs old. wearing black collar in vicinity of N Rooks Ave, Inverness (352) 726-7231 Lost Baby Pig white w/ black spots, very friendly Homossasa REWARD (352) 586-9844 Lost Cat 2 yrs old, Calico orange, black, white Homosassa Area Children upset (352) 302-8868 Lost Cat, small male Coon Mix in vacitniy Almont Pl. & Sandree Dr. Medical Issues need to find ASAP Citrus Springs (352) 613-3894 Lost Chocolate Lab Male, approx 6 yrs. 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Advertising Networks of Florida. 866-742-1373 PRAYER TO ST JUDEMay the Sacred Heart Of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and praised throughout the world now and forever, Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us, St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day for 7 days and your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude for your help. JKC Happy Notes Words cannot express how blessed I feel to have you as my soon-to-be mother in law. You are always so kind and caring and you have done a great job raising a wonderful son. I am so excited to marry Jacob and I know that I am gaining a terrific family in the process. Love, Saralynne Todays New Ads CITRUS SPRINGS Fri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Place HP Office Jet All in One Printer/fax/scans, like new condition $55.00 352-382-1154 NISSAN Xterra, extra clean automatic,, nice tires, runs excel. $4,950. DLR. (352) 527-4251 Free Services $$ TOP DOLLAR $$ Paid for Junk Vehicles,J.W. 352-228-9645 $$ CASH PAID $$ For Junk or wrecked Cars/Trucks, $300 & UP $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ $$ CASH PAID $$for junk vehicles. 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 FREE REMOVAL A ppls. R idIng M owers, S crap M etal, L rg TVs cell -352-270-4087 Free Offers 6 Kittens Free to good home (352) 419-4058 8 month spayed female lab/ rot mix and 6 month old female spayed bull mastiff mix (352) 257-4015 C ute Cuddly 10 mo old cat needs home loves kids, also adorable G.Pig & cage 352-637-1173 FREE KITTENS Litter trained, cute, Ready to Go. & mom too (352) 794-6465 KEEPyour used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 Kittens 8 wks. cute black & white,litter trained to good inside homes (352) 637-6967 Kittens beautiful 8 weeks old to good home (352) 442-4131 Kittens litter trained, no fleas, 8 wks, male gold, fem. furry black & white (352) 419-6083 Male Cats to good home (352) 216-6668 Happy Notes In Memory of Marie Mickey Bisanti... Youre Always in our hearts. We love and miss you Tom, Annie& Bailey Our Love for you has deepened over time. Say hi to dad for us too. Love Always, Bonnie, Jo-Ann, Pam Robin Gelbogis We Love You and Miss You You Are Gone But Not Forgotten Love, Audrey, Davey, Mary & Mom Thank you to my all sons & daughter in laws, relatives & friends total of 50 -60 for the cards and surprise party. It mend so much to me, more than words can express.. With Love, Dad, Grand Dad & Great Grand DadGene Mill Chronicle Connection SWF seeking a mature financially secure,social drinker, laid back, fun loving 40 + lets talk 352-400-6845 Happy Notes I appreciate all the many things you have done for me over the years. You have always been there to kiss my boo-boos, wipe away my tears, celebrate my accomplishments and pick me up when I was down. With my wedding around the corner, I wanted to remind you that I will never be too grown up to be your little girl. Love, Saralynne (aka Sunshine) In Memory of Alice M. Elflein Best Mom Ever If we could have one more day, Oh the things I would say, W e could walk and talk, hold hands and hug. I would tell you all the things I was thinking of. How I wish you were still here, to counsel me, guide me, encourage me, hold me & just love me. I still need you Mom and I miss you, God Bless you. By the blood of Christ I will see you again. Happy Mothers Day in Heaven Mom!From a very grateful daughter for always having you in my life. I love you Always:) Lynn Youve Got It!Somebody Wants It! (352) 563-5966 www.chronicleonline.com640980A China cuts bank reserves to revive slowing economy

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D6SUDAY,MAY13,2012 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 0 0 0 A T I C POOL REPAIRS POOL-TECR E P A I R S E Q U I P M E N T P U M P S F I L T E R S H E A T P U M P S S A L T S Y S T E M S RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 32 YEARS EXPERIENCE CALL ALAN 422-6956STATE LICENSE #CPC051584 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros PaintingInterior & Exterior PressureWashing… FREE ESTIMATES … Repaint SpecialistŽ000B34Q BATH REMODELING BATHFITTER000B6SU1-866-585-8827BATHFITTER.COMOne Day Bath RemodelingŽIn Just One Day,We will Install A Beautiful New Bathtub or Shower Right OverŽ Your Old One!!! Tub to Shower Conversions Too!!!Call now for a FREE In-Home Estimate 000B7OZ When mopping isnt enough call... 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PreventDryerFiresNow.com 0 0 0 B B 9 8 HANDYMAN Rons Affordable Handyman Services€ All Home Repairs € Small Carpentry € Fencing € Screening € Clean Dryer Vents Affordable & Dependable Experience lifelong 352-344-0905 cell: 400-1722 000BD07 STONES & MULCH Decorative Mulch & StonesTop SoilDELIVERY AVAILABLE6658 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429WE HAVE SPECIAL PRICES AVAILABLE!(352) 302-6436 NEWLOCATION!! COMPUTER SERVICES 352-794-33841929 N.W. U.S. Hwy. 19 Crystal River, FL 34428 Laptop & Desktop Sales and Services Virus Removal 15% OFFwith ad 000BDUE $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $795 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS OPTIONALSCREEN CHOICES.CRC058138000BFU6465-46291 6  x 7  S L I D I N G 1 6  x 7  S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R GARAGE SCREEN DOOR Acrylic & Glass WINDOWS Custom made for your screen room Starting at* * *Installation may vary. POOLS/PAVERS Lic. & Insured CPC1456565352-400-3188YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALISTBuild your new pool now and be ready for next summer!Refinish your pool during the cooler months.000BEPN Copes Pool & PaversCOPES POOL AND PAVER LLC Tree Service All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 DOUBLE J Tree Serv. Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 KINGs Land Clearing & Tr ee Serv complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo& tractor work 32 yrs. exp. (352) 220-9819 R WRIGHT Tree Service Tree removal & trimming. Ins. & Lic.# 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS TreeServ Trim, Shape & Remove Lic/Ins Free Est. 352-628-2825 Stump Grinding$30 + $30 per hr.Call Steve 352-270-6800 Water 344-2556, Richard WATER PUMP SERVICE & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Window Cleaning Window Cleaning 352-726-8077 Sprinklers/ Irrigation SPRINKLER JOES Complete Sys. Check $25, Landscape Design 352-212-2596 Tree Service A TREE SURGEONLic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est.(352)860-1452 DAVIDS TREE SERVICE (352) 302-5641 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Painting CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 ABC Painting & Handyman Services, Low rates Free Est. Dale 352-586-8129 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Pressure Cleaning CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 ABC Painting & Handy an Services, low rates Free Est Dale 352-586-8129 Pic PICARDS Pressure Cleaning & Painting352-341-3300 Services Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Landscaping RIVENBARK LAWN & LANDSCAPE. Best Prices in town for all your lawn care needs!! (352) 464-3566 SPRINKLER JOES Complete Sys. Check $25, Landscape Design 352-212-2596 Lawn Care A + LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING Affordable & Reliable (352) 228-0421 All n1 Lawncareproperty maintence Full serv$55/mo.lic/ins Rick 352-201-5193 Charlie 352-634-1070 JUSTIN LAWN CAREHedge & Tree Trimming Lic. (352) 476-3985 Lawncare N More Floral City to Bev. Hills mow, trim haul $20 up (352) 726-9570 Lawn-Tree-Hedgetrim-mulch-haul-press cleaning, 352-220-6761 Lawnmower Repair ATYOUR HOMEMower, Parts Service & Repair Visit our store@ 1332 SE Hy 19 220 4244 Moving/ Hauling A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, lawn maint. furn. & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 ALL OF CITRUS CLEAN UPS CLEAN OUTS Everything from A to Z 352-628-6790 Painting Chris Satchell Painting ASAP 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 Home/Office Cleaning MAIDS ON CALL Making Life Easier Monthly Specials CALL 352-726-8077 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Instruction Richard Gilewitzs Guitar student avail for beginner fingerstyle guitar lessons.Recession friendly rates, All ages (352) 613-3624 Kitchen & Bath The T ile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Landclearing/ Bushhogging All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 AllAROUND TRACTORLandclearing,HaulingSite Prep,Driveways Lic/Ins 352 795-5755 TRACTOR WORK$30 + $30 per hr.Call Steve 352-270-6800 Landscaping CURB APPEAL Yardscape, curbing, flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 Mainstr eet landscaping Co., Paver Patios, Pool Decks, Driveways, Sod, Irrigatin & plant Installation352 287 9896 Handyman Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS €100% Guar. €Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS €100% Guar. €Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS €100% Guar. €Free Est 352-257-9508 Carpentry, Decks, Docks, Remodeling Yard Work, Pressure Wash, Home Repair. CBC 1253431 (352) 464-3748 Remodeling, Additions, Doors, Windows, Tile work. Lic.#CRC1330081 Free Est. (352)949-2292 Heating/AC AC & HEAT PUMPS FREE Estimate & 2nd Opinion, 10 yr. warr. on ALL Parts, Great prices, ALL the time. 352-400-4945 Lic #CAC027361 Home/Office Cleaning Citrus CleaningTeam Reasonable Rates. Stacy 527-2279 MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125 have vacuum will travel Electrical BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.$5O.hr.EC0001303 352-302-2366 DUN-RITE Elect since 78/ Free Est. licEC 13002699 352-726-2907 Fencing A 5 ST AR COMP ANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Gutters ALUMINUM STRUCTURES 5Ž & 6Ž Seamless Gutters Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. (352) 563-2977 Handyman 1 CALL & RELAX! 25 yrs exp in home repairs & remodel WE DO IT ALL! Lic. 37658. & Ins. Steve & Scott 352-476-2285 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 ABC Painting & Handyman Services. Low rates Free Est. Dale 352-586-8129 Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS €100% Guar. €Free Est 352-257-9508 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com ins.lic #2579 Driveways-PatiosSidewalks. Pool deck repair/stain 257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/410-7383 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, Staining, driveways, pool decks, Lic/Ins 352-527-1097 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs Tractor work, Lic. #1476 726-6554 Dirt Service AllAROUND TRACTOR Landclearing,Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. Lic. & Ins. 352-795-5755 Drywall COUNTYWIDE DRYWALL -25 ys exp lic2875. all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 Electrical #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 ANNIES ELECTRIC Husband & Wife Team. (352) 341-5952 EC-13002696 CREATION ELECTRIC: Full service contractor. Residential & comm. specialist. Service changes, lrg or sm repairs, & more. Lic/Ins. EC13001722 352-427-4216. Appliance Repair SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Washer & Dryers, Free Pick Up 352-564-8179 Blinds Blind Factory by Joanne We custom make all types. Best prices anywhere! Hwy 44 & CR 491. 746-1998 Care For the Elderly LIC. & EXP. CNA Will Care For You Cook, Clean & Daily Needs (352) 249-7451 Carpentry/ Building ROGERS Construction All Construction sm jobs Free Est (352) 637-4373 CRC1326872 Canvas/ Awnings SHADY VIEW CANVASAwnings *Carports *Boat Tops & Covers upholst 352 613-2518 Clean Up/ Junk Removal THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Computers Computer Problems? Sr. Discount-In home service. John Warken (352) 503-4137 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Garage/ Yard Sales CITRUS SPRINGSFri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Pl CITRUS SPRINGSFri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Place Electric Lawn Mower $60 (352) 344-9502 GUN SHOWCrystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13,Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 Multi Family Yard/Moving SaleSat. May 12th, Sunday May 13th. 8387 N. MarinazzoTerrace. (Derosa Village) TOOLS OF ANY value, rods, reels, tackle, collectibles, hunt equip352 613-2944 Estate Sales LAKE PANASOFFKEE Huge Mothers Day Weekend Sale Sat,8 to 5, Sun 8 to 3 Everything Mom wants for Mothers Day is right herefrom kitchen appliances, pots, pans dishware, flatware living room furniture, dining room, bedroom furniture, bedding, curtains, like new clothing, collectibles, tools, toys, and a lady owned, very low mileage, garaged vintage 1984 Cadillac Sedan Deville. EVERYTHING MUST GO! LOCATED A COUPLE OF MILE OFF HWY 75 AT 2466 CR 444, Lake Panasoffkee Furniture PURPLE LEATHER RECLINER SOFA$115 Love Seat sofabedgreenstripe 250. White bar height table/4leather like chairs 200. phone 352-344-2833 Sofa & Love seatEarly American excellent cond. $350. obo (352) 726-8040 SQUARETABLE 36Ž Rugged Gray Formica Top Sturdy Steel Frame Like New $65 727-463-4411 Tan Recliner $125 2 Bar Stools $25 ea (352) 220-2715 TWO LARGE LAMPS Banana leaf pattern, 27Ž tall, 20Ž linen shades $50pr.QUEEN SZ DUVET w/pillows, sage green w/cream leaves inc. lining $50 obo (352) 586-0566 TWO LEATHER RECLINERS excellent condition $350ea. or 2 FOR $600 DINING ROOM solid wood table w/leaf 6 chairs $450 (352) 726-0673 VANITY/or MIRROR Like New Dark Wood Trim-41 1/2Ž wide x 37 1/2Ž tall. $85.00 352-382-4911 Garden/Lawn Supplies DixonRiding Mower0 turn, 51Ž deck, $1500 (352) 746-7357 New Steel Garden Wagon $100. (352) 341-4313 Plants Palm Tree Installation $250 352-287-9896 Rose of Sharon For Sale In Bloom Right Now At 1733 N. Croft Ave. Inverness 352-341-7780 Garage/ Yard Sales CITRUS SPRINGSFri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Pl Furniture Bunk Beds LIKE NEW/ MINT COND light oak wood, incls ladder bunkie boards & mattresss $250 (352) 586-8713 Childs Chest of Drawers, $35 end tables $10 ea.butcher block utility table $30. no calls before noon (352) 628-4766 Cocktail Table Ital. Prov. antique yell. w/fruitwood trim, glass top$100 .(352) 489-0399 COMFORTS OF HOME USED FURNITURE www. comfortsofhomeused fur nitur e.com, 795-0121 Couch & love seat leather blend, tan$350 Stone base glass top dining table w/4 parson chrs $350 SMWs(352) 422-6329 Dark Pine Queen Bed, Suite, and Mattress, hutch, dresser, chest, night stand, like new $600. (352) 341-4313 DESK SECRETARYANTIQUE Dark wood 40Ž H x 28Ž Lx 17Ž D Has 3 curved drawers $65.obo 352-270-3909 DRESSERS (2) MED OAK Color 41Ž H x 38Ž W 30Ž H x 46Ž W Both have 4 drawers $20. each 352-270-3909 End Tables, Ital. Prov. antique yell w/drawers & fruitwood tops $100 pr. (352) 489-0399 Entertainment center/armoire light wood, 40x82 $250. (352) 382-1885 FOLDING BANQUET TABLE Wood Grain Top 6 Foot Long PreOwned $35 727-463-4411 Glass Top Dining Table 42x 72 2 pedestals, 6 chrs. hutch-chest on chest Fla Style $1600 (352) 382-1885 High End Quality Resale Fur nitur e & Accessories, SECOND TIME AROUND FURNITURE 2165 N. Lecanto Hwy. 270-8803 Light Tan Leather Couch & Love Seat and Rocker Recliner $500 (352) 270-7000 LOTS OF BEDS $100ea LOTS OF TVS $25 -$75 AND MORE (352) 634-0129 METALSTORAGE CABINET WITH LOCK AND KEY4 Roll-out Shelves 60Žx36Žx18Ž PreOwned $55 727-463-4411 Preowned Mattress Sets fromTwin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 Building Supplies WOOD FLOORING Med. Oak -Tongue & Groove Planks 3Ž x 3/8Ž New in box 25 sq ft $55 352-382-3650 Computers/ Video COMPUTER MONITOR 17Ž Flat Screen $25 727-463-4411 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Microsoft Scanner NEW, NEVER USEDw/ PS and CD $8.00 (352) 382-3357 Machinery WILDKATSKID STEER GRAPPLE 72Ž Wildkat skid steer grapple/brush rake-good condition used very little $985.00 352-634-0457 Outdoor Furniture OUTDOOR DINING TABLE,4 CHAIRS AND CHAISE LOUNGE table 54Žx36Žoval putty pvc pipe, 4 matching chairs sling beige with green palm trees and matching chaise lounge. 5yrs old always been in enclosure. $175.00 352-489-9683 Furniture 2 DOOR COMMERCIAL METALSTORAGE CABINET 60Žx36Žx18Ž 4 Shelves Door Lock and Key $65 727-463-4411 6 PC STANLEYBD SET king sz headbd, triple dresser, mirror, chest, 2 NS $625 Rattan dinette $250 cherry sofa table $65 (352)4194513 2-LAZBOYRECLINERS Red leather. Like new. $500.00 for the pair 352-257-5722 for details 36Ž ROUND CAFETERIA STYLETABLE Like New RuggedYellow Formica Top Sturdy Steel Pedestal $65 727-463-4411 Adjusta Magic 2 Twins Adjustable/massaging head/foot, like new $200 ea. (352) 637-6993 Arch Style Curio-Picture Display Stand 7ft High, 5ft wide, 16inch deep, 8 glass, 3 wood shelves, $60 (352) 564-9336 Brown Recliner $100 Green Recliner $75 (352) 220-2715 Office Furniture CORNER COMPUTER DESK Dark Oak Computer Desk with Hutch. Great Condition. $75. Call 352-586-7346 CORNER COMPUTER DESKS Like New 2 light oak computer desks. $50. each. Call 352-586-7346 DESK CHAIRS (4) Commercial PreOwned Dark Gray Fabric $25 each 727-463-4411 LATERALFILE CABINET 3 Drawer Commercial Metal PreOwned 40Žx36Ž18Ž $85 727-463-441 PREOWNED FILE CABINET 2 Drawer Lateral Commercial Metal Graphite Color $45 727-463-4411 Tools LITTLE GIANT LADDER -LIKE NEW! Use as extension ladder (11-19 feet) or stepladder (5-9 feet).Type 1A, extra heavy duty, rated 300# working load. Includes 2 work platforms. $195.00 352-270-9064 METALCUTTING BAND SAW Dayton Tradesman 26Ž metal cutting band saw w/stand model 3z360g works well $175.00 352-634-0457 TVs/Stereos AIWASTEREO SYSTEM WITH CD PLAYER, DUALCASSETTE & REMOTE CONTROL$95 352-613-0529 COLOR TVS Emerson 27Ž w/remote $100 obo Visio 32Ž HDMI PIP w/remote $250 obo (352) 586-0566 COLOR TVS Maxent 50Ž Plasma HDMI, TIP w/remote $525 obo, Magnavox 15Ž LCD w/remote $75 (352) 586-0566 Sonic 55Ž TV Wega 1080 I, Like new, exc cond.pd $2700 new, sell $300 obo.all papers included (352) 382-0165 Building Supplies ALUMINUM SCREEN PORCH PANELS Excellent condition, five panels, height 84 1/2Ž, widths 108 1/2Ž, 112 3/4Ž, 122 1/2Ž, 134Ž, 136 1/4Ž and one 36Ž screen door Price $575.00 phone 352 408 9506 352 503 7114 Collectibles ILLINOIS POCKET WATCH, 15 jewels, 20% gold case w/chain, made in 1913.... $130. (352) 344-5283 Spas/Hottubs Working Hot tub for Sale, good cond. 5 ft x 7 ft $575 obo (352) 503-3787 Appliances ELECTRIC RANGE Whirlpool Glass top almond,self cleaning like new condition. Location Beverly Hills $225.00 (352)746-0842 RANGE, Elec. 30Ž WhirlpoolAlmond, 4 burner, self-cleaning oven, like new & X clean. $100 Avail 5/17. 352-637-1613 REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,Almond,33Ž Double Door w/ice & water. Good Condition. $175.Avail 5/23. 352-637-1613 side by side refrigerator freezer w/ ice maker/water $500 Kenmore Elite dryer $150 (352) 628-7633 SMITTYSAPPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 WASHERAND REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool Heavy Duty Washer, 5 years old, $100.00, RefrigeratorAmana, 1 1l/2 year old, Cream Color, $150.00 352-419-5830, call after 12:00 pm. WASHER great shape works perfect 100.00 WTI dennis @ 352-503-7365 Washergreat shape, white $10 0.(352) 400-6845 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable,clean, like new, excellent condition. Can deliver 352 263-7398 Office Furniture 2 DRAWER LATERAL FILE CABINETGraphite Color Commercial Metal New in Box with Key $75 727-463-4411 COMMERCIALDESK CHAIRS (2) PreOwned Fabric Covered Adjustable $45 727-463-4411 COMPUTER DESK FormicaTop 36Žx24Ž wih 2 Drawer File Cabinet Attached $25 727-463-4411 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NOW ENROLLINGFOR SPRING2012 CLASSES BARBER COSMETOLOGY F ACIAL FULL SPECIAL TY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/Nail Ext MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of BeautyNEW PORT RICHEY /SPRING HILL727-848-8415352-263-2744 Business Opportunities START NOW! OPEN A RED HOT DOLLAR. Dollar Plus, Mailbox, Discount Party & clothing, Teen store, Fitness Center from $51,900 WORLDWIDE! WWW .DRSS20.COM 800-518-3064 Antiques BABYJESUS PICTURE 19X22 HOLDING CROSS 85. Black Etagere 150. Black ornate etagere stand/bookcase $135. 352-344-2833 Collectibles Tell that special person Happy Birthday  with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 General Help Helpers for Aluminium Co.No exp. necc. will train, Clean Driver lic F/T work, contact office for application 352-382-1381 Potential to Generate $4000. to $20,000. or more a month with this activity No selling. Experience financial & time freedom. Call 352-445-1385 Financial Fr eedomW ay.info. SUMMER WORKGREAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/serv, will train, conditions apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP! 352-508-4577 Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Drive 4 Melton Top Pay & CSA Friendly Equip 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782www.me ltontruck.com/ drive Schools/ Instruction Attend College Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline .com NEED A NEWCAREER?2 WEEK PREP COURSES! €EKG TECH $475. €NURSING ASST. $475. €PHLEBOTOMY $475.taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119FB, twitter, you tube Trades/ Skills Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends Vets welcome 843-266-3731 ROOFING CREWS ONLY ExperiencedMust have Truck Tools & Equipment. Apply In PersonAAA ROOFINGCrystal River (352) 563-0411 Service Plumber & Exp. HelperNeeded, Valid DL, DFWP, Level 2 background check(352)726-5601 General Help *CALL NOW*Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUSTOMER RELA TIONS DEP AR TMENT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. call Michelle 352-436-4460 25 Driver Trainees Needed Now!at Schneider National Earn $800 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training! Job ready in 15 days! (888) 368-1964 CABLE TV TECHNICIANCandidate should possess strong technical ability in all areas of CATV. On-Call duty required and valid FL drivers license with good driving record. Please send resume and salary requirements to Citrus Chronicle 1624 N Meadowcrest Blind Box 1777P Crystal River Fl 34429 Established Lawn Care Co.seeking reliable person that can work independtly on their own to perform various jobs. Must have drivers lic. be drug free. prefer someone with pick up truck Call (352) 795-5117

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SUDAY,MAY13,2012D7 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS Fictitious Name Notices 345-0513 SUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: The Nest, F.O.O. #327 located at 9707 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, in the County of Citrus, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Crystal River,FL, this 1 day of May, 2012. /s/ Mark Sternal, Mgr. Fraternal Order Orioles, Nest 327, Crystal River, Florida, LLC May 13, 2012. Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 344-0513 SUCRN Elig. To Vote-Buhrman PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the following, at last known address: Anne M. Buhrman 13980 W. Sanddollar Ln Crystal River, FL 34429 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Inverness, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 352-341-6747. Susan Gill, Citrus County Supervisor of Elections 120 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida, 34450 May 13, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 342-0513 SUCRN 5/23 Sale-Personal Mini Storage-Dunnellon PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Personal Property of the following Tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Statutes, Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-806 and 83-807: PERSONAL MINI STORAGE-DUNNELLON UNIT #00237 CINDA S. SEIBERT#00009CHERYLYN MORGAN#00141RITA WILKINS #00163MARINDA GARRISON #00005 ASHLEY HIBBERT Contents may include kitchen, household items, bedding, luggage, toys, games, packed cartons, furniture, tools, clothing, trucks, cars, etc. Theres no Title for vehicles sold at Lien Sale. Owners reserve the right to Bid on Units. Line Sale to be held on the premisesMay 23, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be at the time of the sale only. Personal Mini Storage Dunnellon, 11955 N. Florida Ave., (Hwy. 41) Dunnellon, FL 34434 (352) 489-6878 May 6 and 13, 2012. Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices 346-0513 SUNCRN PUBLIC NOTICE The public is hereby notified that Citrus County Code Compliance will conduct its monthly Special Master Hearing on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 @ 9:00AM in the Lecanto Government Building, Multi purpose Room 166, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461, at which time and place any and all persons interested are invited to attend. The following case(s) will be heard by the Code Compliance Special Master; however cases may abate prior to hearing date. If you have questions, contact Code Compliance at (352) 527 5350. Aceto, Tony Frank & McCormack, Richard Wayne 9410 W Wisteria Ln, Crystal River, Fl 34429 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 2020; Failure to obtain a Development Order. To Wit: There was tree clearing done without a permit. Caldwell, Roxana 9214 N Greco Ter, Citrus Springs, Fl 34434 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk,debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: There is household trash and other junk and debris on the property. Carithers, Bernadette P. & Wilder, Joseph 10909 W Grybek Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk,debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal siteor sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above propertypursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Clothing, old stairs, furniture, mattresses, lumber and misc. junk. Carithers, Bernadette P. & Wilder, Joseph 10909 W Grybek Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 4420A; Accessory uses are not permitted on lots that do not contain a principal structure. Grow Land LLC **REPEAT VIOLATION** 641 E Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, Fl 34461 Violation of Land Development Code Section 7110; All signs except signs listed as exempt under Section 7210 of the Land Development Code shall require a sign permit. Jowers, Dana 7515 W Miss Maggie Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Failure to connect to an available sewage treatment utility within a specified period of time after receiving written notification of the utilitys availability, pursuant to Section 42 163 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Jowers, Dana **REPEAT VIOLATION** 7515 W Miss Maggie Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 All buildings served by on site potable water systems, except approved community water systems as defined in F.A.C. 62 550.200(7), developed under the provisions of law & administrative rules, must connect to & utilize potable water from a publicly owned or investor owned permitted central water system within 365 days after notification by the publicly owned or investor owned water system that such a system is available, pursuant to Section 42 39(b) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Manos, Deborah J.; Everhart, Nicholas J. & Everhart, Damian M. 5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, Fl 34429 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 2020; Failure to obtain a Development Order. To Wit: There is a paver patio built on the property without a Development Order (permit). Olson, Charles M. 1186 E Runnels Ln, Holder, Fl 34445 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk,debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recyclingsuch materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Household garbage, scrap metal, tires, old bicycles, household items, and huge amounts of miscellaneous junk. Olson, Charles M. 1186 E Runnels Ln, Holder, Fl 34445 It shall be a violation of this article for any person, firm or corp oration to keep, dump, store, place or deposit abandoned, unlicensed, inoperable, junked, disabled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused vehicles on any property, street, or highway; pursuant to Article IV Section 20 41 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Five (5) utility trailers, one (1) cargo trailer, two (2) pickup trucks, and one (1) boat. Schonbrun Trustee, Harvey 10524 E Patience Ln, Inverness, Fl 34450 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recyclingsuch materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Broken TVs, household garbage, metal, wooden, and plastic debris and other miscellaneous trash and debris. Sheppard, Gary W. & Deborah A. 564 N Gulf Ave, Crystal River, Fl 34429 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recyclingsuch materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: There is household trash, old tires, and other junk and debris on the property. Sheppard, Gary W. & Deborah A. 564 N Gulf Ave, Crystal River, Fl 34429 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 4444; Fences and Walls Standards; Paragraph F and G: Fences shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner, be of sound and sturdy construction, and maintained in a sound condition. In general, the design of fences shall be in keeping with neighborhood appearance. Fences shall beconstructed of commonly used materials such as chain link, masonry, or wood. Such materials as corrugated or sheet metal, or any scrap or offensive material shall not be permitted. In addition, fences in any residential district shall not contain any substance such as broken glass, spikes, barbs, nails, electronically charged wiring, or similar materials. To Wit: There is a fence on the property made of corrugated sheet metal. Staples, J.R. & Judie C. 9648 W River Cove Pl, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Failure to connect to an available sewage treatment utility within a specified period of time after receiving written notification of the utilitys availability, pursuant to Section 42 163 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Thomas, Ruth 6981 N Smith Ter, Holder, Fl 34445 All buildings served by on site potable water systems, except approved community water systems as defined inF.A.C. 62 550.200(7), developed under the provisions of law & administrative rules, must connect to & utilize potable water from a publicly owned or investor owned permitted central water system within 365 days after notification by the publicly owned or investor owned water system that such a system is available, pursuant to Section 42 39(b) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Todd, Betty Rose 10123 N Alden Way, Citrus Springs, Fl 34434 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Broken furniture, household items, exercise equipment, broken lawn equipment, metal and plastic debris, and other miscellaneous trash and debris underneath an open carport and throughout the property in view from the public right of way. Two Ocean Funding Inc. 2615 E Venus St, Inverness, Fl 34453 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no morethan 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Multiple piles of household garbage. Valle, Thomas & Maribell 6539 W Rosedale Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 4453A; a commercial vehicle parked in a residential area. Wright, Russell J. 3624 E Delight St, Hernando, Fl 34442 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recyclingsuch materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property,pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Household garbage, broken car parts, broken lawn equipment, metal and plastic debris, and other miscellaneous trash and debris. Wright, Russell J. 3624 E Delight St, Hernando, Fl 34442 It shall be a violation of this article for any person, firm or corporation to keep, dump, store, place or deposit abandoned, unlicensed, inoperable, junked, disabled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused vehicles on any property, street, or highway; pursuant to Article IV Section 20 41 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. ToWit: One (1) white two (2) door car with no visible tag or decal and appears to be inoperable in the front of the residence under an open carport. NOTE:If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code Compliance Special Master with respect to any matter considered at this public hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrators Office, Citrus County Court House, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450, phone: (352) 341 6560, at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD telephone (352)341 6580. MICHELE LIEBERMAN, SPECIAL MASTER CITRUS COUNTY CODE COMPLIANCE Published one (1) time in the Citrus County Chronicle Sunday, May 13, 2012 Classic Vehicles TC by Maserati89,16 valve, 5spd, turbo, conv. hd top, 30k 1own,exc.cond$12,500 Call 352-220-3883 Tell that special person Happy Birthday  with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Trucks CHEVROLET 03Silverado, 47K mi, V8 auto, air, pwr. Win & DR 8ft bd, new tires $12,500 obo (352) 447-1244 CHEVY04, Silverado LS, 1500, 2 WD, ext. cab. 5300 V8 eng. less than 17k mi. $16K obo 479-857-1347 Ford 02F150, Ext Cab, fair cond, runs good 166K mis. $6k obo 352-302-7204 FORD05, F150 Lariat, super crew 5.4, 52K mi., Extras, hard roll top $18K Clean (352) 613-5240 FORD 06F250 Super Duty, 4 x 4, 6.0, Lariat Pkg. Off Rd. Pkg., Hard Bed Cover $21,500 (352) 586-8576 WE FINANCE Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Sport/Utility Vehicles 2010 FORD ESCAPECREAM PUFF, LOADED 14K miles, Lmtd Edition, Sunroof, Sync system, GPS + MP3, USB, Fancy Wheel Covers, Michelin Tires, Rear Hitch, Heated Leather Seats, Spcl side mirrors, Sirius Radio, Warranty $24,500 (352) 509-7533 Vans PLYMOUTH 97 VOYAGER V6 Must see to appreciate quality,1 owner, rct of maint & extras $2950 obo (352) 344-0445 ATVs Suziki 034WD.Vinson 500 auto.wench, 1100 mis, gar kept $2995 (352) 795-5609 697-1728 Motorcycles Harley 00Roadking Classic, all gear 17K miles 11K obo. (352) 489-0873 Harley 02Road King, black, lots of chrome & extras gar.kept $11,000 obo (352) 344-9810 Harley Davidson03, Super Road King, fuel inj. $48K up grades wreceipts, too much to list $8800 (727) 207-1619 HARLEY DAVIDSON08 Night Train, flat blk, 11,500 mis. lots of extras $14K obo Jeff (407) 712-0803 Harley Davidson 2011street glide, Xtras, ext. warranty, 2200. miles $19,50 0 (352) 465-3668 HONDA04, 250 Rebel, 2K mi., and Extras $2,200 (352) 613-5240 KAWASAKI2006 Vulcan 1600 Nomad Excellent condition, well serviced. 14k miles. Newer tires and battery. Bike jack, Cycleshell, lots of accessories. Pix available. $5995 352-601-7460 KAWASKI 2010Vulcan 900 LT 1 owner, mint cond $$$$ in extras $6950 obo (352) 697-2760 MOTORCYCLE GEAR Boots, Helmets, Jackets Vest, Chaps, Gloves plus more 352-601-4722 PIAGGIO2008 Mp3 250 GREY, LOW MILEAGE, INCLUDES WOMENS JACKETS/HELM $4000 FIRM, ORIGINALLY$8600 (352)795-6952 EVENINGS SUZUKI07, Boulevard C-50T, 1 owner, only 4K mi., $5,000 (352) 484-9853 Vehicles Wanted CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot LARRYSAUTO SALES, Hwy 19... 352 564-8333 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 KEEPyour used auto parts in Citrus Co. DalesAuto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ 352-628-4144 WE FINANCE Consignment USAconsignmentusa.or g WE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 Cars 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLESS 454/360HP, red, automatic, Price $5800 e-mail for pictures gauthy6@msn.com / 813-377-4590. AFFORDABLE AUTOS & VANS Everybody Rides $495 DOWN $49 PER WEEK BUY HERE PAY HERE..Lots of clean-safedependable rides CALL DAN TODAY (352) 5 6 3 -1 9 0 2WE BUYS CARS DEAD OR ALIVEŽ 1675 Suncoast Hwy. Homosassa Fl. BUICK05, Le Sabre Custom, Leather, Canvas Top, Chrome pkg. New Tires, Loaded, Like New, 70K $7,950 (352) 634-3806 Camaro 97Z28, 97K mis. T-tops, exc cond. White with orang strips $8K ob o 352-302-7204 CHEVY07, Impala V6, auto, ice cold AC, non smokers 100K mi $8,500 (352) 726-3093 FORD06, Mustang GT Convertible, fully loaded, 6 CD changer, 42,700 mi, $18,000 (352) 637-2244 FORD TAURUS 2001AUTO 75K, new tires, brakes $4200 o/b/o One owner 352-302-9217 LINCOLN LSE 2004V8, 110K hwy miles maint. rec avail. perfect shape $7500 (352) 344-1521 MERCEDES 99S420, blue book $11,500 sell $10K FIRM 1729 W. Gulf to lake Hwy, Lecanto MINI COOPER2003, Blue, Stick Shift 153K miles Good Cond. $5,500 (352) 270-7420 Mustang 03Red Convertible, 4K chrome rims, electrically loaded!! remote door locks, trunk, panic,cold air intake, edlbrock dual exh. 6 CD change 73K milesTMU, criuse 3 5mpg. auto. Cry Riv. NEW CAR $7200 may part trade cell (727) 207-1619 NISSAN00 Xterra, extra clean automatic,, nice tires, runs excel. $4,950. DLR. (352) 527-4251 SAND RAIL project $500. (352) 228-1897 WE FINANCE Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Classic Vehicles CHEVROLET 01Camaro, Z28 Org. 9000 miles, Pristine show car frozen in time. Loaded black/black leather Flawless rare find! $13,450(352) 513-4257 CHEVY1955 4 Door Sedan good shape,$9,000 (352) 621-1207 CHEVY1980 El Camino, V8 eng. good cond. white, $6,700 (352) 795-4921 CHRYSLER SEBRING 98 RED CONVERTIBLE beautiful condition in and out, runs fine $5000 (352) 628-1723 Mercedes Benz 89560-SL 2 tops exc. cond 58K mis. gray/gray, top rack incl $12,500 (352) 527-8288 Boats Palm Beach 0216 50hp yamaha, alum tril, extras, exc cond. $5500( 352) 563-5628 YACHTSMAN24 Pontoon 70 HP Ev. T/T, cust. trlr, bimini top, stored inside $3500 incls all gear (231) 852-0061 Recreation Vehicles GULF STREAM 0832 3 slides, rear. kit. K bed,50amp, like new extras $31,500 (352) 726-1906 HITCHHIKER II LS2008, 3 slides, excel cond. heat pump, deluxe pkg. too many extras to list $32,000. Dodge Truck also avail (636) 209-0308 Holiday Rambler98 ,38 7.5 gen.super slide, air lever, a/c susp. loaded call for details $41K (352) 746-9211 JAYCO 0440 5th whl toy hauler, generator. slide, fuel staion $17,400. like new Truck Avail For Sale Local (502) 345-0285 NEWMAR04, Northern Star 40 ft., fully loaded, Call for Details (352) 746-0524 Trail-Liteby Revision B+ LE, 04 23 self contained, too much to list. 33K mis $38,500 (352) 419-6825 Campers/ Travel Trailers 36ft Diesel Motorhome Enjoy the quiet power, the air brakes, and air ride. 55K mi., -hardly broken in for a diesel Call Bill (352) 527-9867 for more details $84,500 GULF STREAM98, Seahawk 5th Wheel 30 ft. full slide, new tires, clean $7,500 obo 440-813-5334 412-629-3231 GULF STREAMCoach 25 ft. model 24RBL, slps upto 6 gas & elect appls & heat, shower/toliet $6,000 (352) 341-1714 HUNTING CAMPER15 good cond..$450. & 30 org.wood cabs lots of storage$1050. (352) 344-4670/220-1262 I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 KZ toyhaule r,07 32 like new, full slide new tires, Owan Gen., gas tank, Lrg living area separate cargo $17,800. 352-795-2975 PROWLER90, Lynx, 18ft, always covered. Full bath, tub, shower, couch, dinitte & upper youth bed. Stove, oven, dbl. sink, microwave, digital tv & antenna & DVD, Lots of storage, 4 new tires & canopy, bicycle rack. Real nice condition $4,500 (352) 422-1026 RV CRUISER07, Fun Finder X, 18 x 9 bath w/ shower, & pull out awning much more $6,500 (352) 628-0554 SUNNYBROOK2005 36ft, 5th whl,2 slides, kg bed,like new,heated tks, 60 amp service oak cab $29k obo 352-382-3298 Auto Parts/ Accessories 4 Tires for ATV, Maxxis Radial Razor, Lug Tires 26 x 900RX14 $250 for Set. (352) 503-2460 leave message 1999 Dodge pickup, V-6 automatic, parts, $200(315) 466-2268 Bull Bar, Westin, like new, fits F Series Ford Truck w/ spare, $250 obo (352) 621-0522 WANTED ...Custom Rims for RWD Chevy 4x5, 15, 16, or 17 352-746-1443 Vehicles Wanted $$ CASH PAID $$ For Junk or Wrecked Cars/Trucks.$300 & UP $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ BUYING JUNK CARS € Running or Not € CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 JUNK CARS -PAYING $300 AND UPCASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 AND UP FORANYFULLSIZE VEHICLE. NO TITLE REQUIRED* SAME DAY PICK UP. FREE TOWING. OPEN 7 DAYSA WEEK. 352-301-8888 Wanted to Buy TOOLS OF ANY value, rods, reels, tackle, collectibles, hunt equip352 613-2944 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition orSituation. Call (352) 726-9369 Wanted to Buy 3 Wheel Adult Recumbent Bike (352) 341-8415 Pets 55 GAL FRESH WATER TANK w/bottom filter, 2 pumps w/fillters, cover w/light inc. wood enc. cab stand $150 (352) 341-2154 AKC ENGLISH BULL DOG PUPS, 4 male 2 female avail 7/1/12 taking dep$1200 (352) 341-7732 BEAGLE PUPPIES$125 Crystal River Area 386-344-4218 386-344-4219 Dachshunds, Mini Long Hair ,8 wks H/C CH Bld. Lines,Choc. Black/ cream shadded Eng. Cream $300-$500 (352) 795-6870/220-4792 Do you need a Service Dog? Young dog currently in training, needs home & job.Price to good to true (352) 794-6314 English & American Bull dog mixed puppies, 10 wks old. $125. (352) 621-0157 Jack Russell Puppies 12 weeks old parents on premises $150. (352) 897-4490 KITTENS & CATS MANYBREEDS All neutered, micro chip, tested, shots some declawed $85-$150 352-476-6832 Koi and Gold FishFOR SALE Great Prices ALL SIZES.Call Jean(352) 634-1783 Olde English Bull Dog 6 mos, male, papers all shots, $1000 (352) 341-7732 352-613-3778 Shih-Tzu Pups, ACA. Lots of colors, Beverly Hills, FL(352)270-8827 www .aceof pup s.net SHORKIE PUPPY 14 mth old male shitzu/yorkie.black/white on belly $250. Karen (352)212-6934 Toy Poodle & Chihuahua 6 yr old males, neut. shots, hse trained, sleep in crates, must stay together $500 for both (352) 503-7270 Wanted to Buy.. small App or Paint kids safe, good in pasture w/other horses. Local number (863) 843-2495 Livestock Tell that special person Happy Birthday  with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Boat Accessories New Type 1 vest, Std Hoz.hand held radio 13Lb anchors, 3 strand rope, 3/8,1/2. 5/8, 6 gal fuel tank 352) 382-3298 Boats 08 BENTLY20 Ft. Pontoon 60HP, Merc. 4 str. dbl. bimini, new trlr. much more. $11,500 (352) 341-4949 CAROLINA SKIFF03, 17 ft 60HP, Yam. Bimini Top, troll motor., CC, front deck seat $5,495. 352-637-5426 Flat Bottom Aluminum Boat,18 & trailer as is $900. (352) 489-4761 MirroCraft 16 Wide 3 seat V,fully equip for bay, 40 hp Merc. 50 Minnkota, trailer, nice never in salt $3450 (352) 341-1569 Palm Beach 99201 white cap C.C. 99 150hp merc. v. low hrs. hydro steering, hi end 2 rail T-Top, elect box, T bag, alum triler, radial tires, outrigger, down rigger ready. True off/Inshore boat 85Ž 30Ž free board & more exc con d.Steal $8495 (352) 563-5628 POLAR 0160HP, 2 Stroke Yamaha motor. 17 L, 8 W Bimini top, ladder $5500 obo must sell 352-494-0009 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com WE NEED BOATSSOLDAT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE352-795-1119MercuryAuth Parts and ServiceUS 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall) Coins STERLING SILVER COLLECTOR BUYING STERLING SILVER FLATWARE. $1,000 & UPON SERVICE FOR 8. KEN 352-601-7074 WE BUYUS COINS & CURRENCY(352) 628-0477 Musical Instruments HAWAIIAN LAPSTEEL MAHOGANY W/GIGBAG,ŽNEWŽ READYTO PLAY$100 352-601-6625 LOWERY ORGAN Teenie Genie 34 key w/bench $200. (352) 382-2751 P.A. MIXER PHONIC POWERPOD 820 12 INPUTS, W/EFFECTS 200W WORKS GREAT $100 352-601-6625 Fitness Equipment AB LOUNGE 2 with Workout Video,owners manual good condition $50(352) 382-3159 Bowflex, Ultimate 2 like new, $800 obo (352) 621-0522 Sporting Goods CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond, ATV trails Price Reduced 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 DIVING EQUIPMENT Everything you need. All Like new, BCs, wet suits, tanks, fins, etc. All at reduced prices! (352) 586-1004 Electric Club Car converted to Work cart bed on back 32x40, great for yard work/just handy $1000 352 564-2756 Golf cart parts, battery charger, 36 or 48 volt, $185 with exchange. 8Ž wheel & tire, $15(315) 466-2268 GUN SHOWCrystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13,Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 POND BOAT 8 FT 30 lb thrust MINN KOTA motor, Bass seats, low water, good fishing boat, $450. (352) 697-4224 Raleigh Retroglide Mans bike like new 1 year old$125 incls helmet, tire air pump(was $350 new) (352) 382-0803 Shot Gun Automatic 12 gauge, Weatherby Centurion, Excellent Condition, $350. SW 38 Special, Revolver $250. (352) 418-5926 Smith Wesson 9mm hand gun semi auto. great shape, 8 round clip,walnut hand grips, Great Buy @ $350 (352) 382-0165 WE BUYGUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers Flatbed Goose neckdual axle with loading ramps 24 x 8, $2500 (352) 637-1391 EZ PULL TRAILERS, New & UsedUtility & Enclosed BUY, SELL, TRADE Custom Built, Parts, Tires, Whls, Repairs, Trailer Hitches NEW 16X8.5 V nose encl. car hauler $3995 USED 7X18 Goose neck, 6 ton Equip. hauler w/mesh sides & ramp gate $2895 Trailer Tires from $34.49 Hwy 44 Crystal River 352-564-1299 GULF TO LAKE TRAILER SALESLargest Selection & Lowest Prices. Offering New & Used Cargo & utility trailers Triple Crown Utility TRL 6 x 12 w/new spare $1050. 6 x 12 Enclosed w/ V nose, rear ramp door, $1995. Trailer Tires starting at $69.95 352-527-0555 Hwy 44, Lecanto Utility Trailer4 x 9.......... $500. (352) 746-7357 Sell or Swap Tell that special person Happy Birthday  with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 General 4 Good Year Truck Tires 285 75 R 16, mounted on 8 lug Ford Factory Rims $295. (352) 628-5222 4 WHEELWALKER, DOLOMITE LEGACY-hand brakes & wheel locks, folds to carry, Ex., $45. 352-628-0033 24 GAL RUBBERMAID, Action Packer Storage Box New $15 (352) 382-1154 48 Qt. RUBBERMAID, Ice Chest, NEW $18 (352) 382-1154 1971 Baseball Card 200 different cards $50 (352) 344-9502 AIWASTEREO SYSTEM WITH CD PLAYER, DUALCASSETTE & REMOTE CONTROL$95 352-613-0529 AQUARIUM 25 GALLON HIGH INCLUDES STAND, LIGHT, FILTER & GRAVEL$75 352-613-0529 ARTISTS Studio supplies A-Z 100s of Items, some new, some used, a bargain bundle $500 (oil paints)( 352) 527-852 8 BBQ CHARBROIL GRILL Three burner w/side burner, Hot plate $75 (352) 586-0566 Boat, RV, CarStorageindoor $75 month (352) 637-1739 BRAFOR GM ENVOY CUSTOM FRONTEND COVER EXCELLENT CONDITION. $40.00 352-527-4319 CARGO CARRIER & RECEIVER BAR, HD 22X60Ž $90. Bar 29Ž W/5Ž dropdown. $80. 352-637-1613 CHILDS BIKE THATATTACHESTOADULT BIKE-Pathfinder, 20Ž wheel, blue, Ex+, $50. 352-628-0033 DOG KENNEL20IN WIDE BY36IN LENGTH $20 352-613-0529 General Ionics H20 Conditioner 99.99% pure H20 bio static filter used 6 mos $1,500. obo (352) 270-8743 GUN SHOWCrystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13,Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 HEAVYDUTYROLLING LADDER 6 Steps Hand & Guard Rails Excellent Use For RV and Boat Repair $95 727-463-4411 LARGE DANSFORTH DEEPSETBOATANCHOR-30lb, 36Ž height, 22Ž flute, 25Ž width, $75. 352-628-0033 LARGE DANSFORTH STANDARD BOATANCHOR-22lb, 31Ž shank, 19Ž flutes, 26-3/4 width, Ex., $50. 628-0033 LOTS OF THOMASThe Tank Engine toys, tracks & accesories!!!! $100.00 352-563-5206 MOTORCYCLE GEAR Boots, Helmets, Jackets Vest, Chaps, Gloves plus more 352-601-4722 NINTENDO DS/DSI GAMES VARIOUS (6) $15.00 EACH 352-563-5206 PENN DEEPSEAFISHING ROD & REEL340GTI Reel, Oceanmaster 66Ž heavy Rod, Ex+, $75. 628-0033 PETDOOR For small to med dog or cat. Adj to fit slider. Ex Condition-$65. Call 270-8475 PETDOOR Pet Door for med/large dog. Adjustable for sliding glass door. Ex Condition. -$95 Call 270-875 Popeye Video Slot Machine, w/ 500 tokens $325. Brown Hull Dishes, service for 12 w/ many extra serving dishes, $150 (352) 563-5634 Pressure Washerfor driveways, cars, etc. New $75 (352) 527-0004 REWARD FOR RECOVERYStolen 1995 Club Car taken overnight Thurs 5/10 from our carport in Homosassa. Light green paint, white top & rain cover, tinted windshield, & chrome hubcaps. 503-2527 SALMON FISH MOUNTnatural skin, 31 inches long, Ex., $50. 352-628-0033 SCAFFOLDING ALUMINUM like new, originally over 5k, will sell for $2500. please call for details (352) 344-2149 SPA-STATIONARY BIKE. Beautiful, brand new c ondition 4 person hot tub with cover, heater, therapeutic and bubble jets $850.00. Stationary bike $40.00. Good condition. 628-3865 STIHL CHAIN SAW D28AV WOOD BOSS $75 (352) 628-5222 Medical Equipment 2 Power Lift Chair/recliners, 1 med. burgundy $295. 1 Lg. mauve $350. both exc cond (352) 270-8475 Jet 3 Ultra power chair, excellent cond. $350 (352) 212-0386 Legend Pride Scooter, Runs Good $325. obo (352) 400-4947 (352) 226-6170 Coins 1 Roll Indian head pennies (50) $100 352-476-6885 1 Roll Liberty Nickels (40) $45.352-476-6885 10 Different Dates U.S. Proof Set all $100. 352-476-6885 25 Rolls wheat cents all $50.352-476-6885 BUYING US COINS Top $$$$ Paid. WeAlso Buy Gold Jewelry BeatingALLWritten Offers. (352) 228-7676

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E12 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 B F 3 U 1645 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 Email: info@citruscounty.com www.citruscountycentury21.com SALES 352-726-6668 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 352-726-9010 SERVING CITRUS COUNT Y FOR OVER 37 YEARS. 20 20 10 10 20 20 10 10 OPEN SUND AY INVERNESS GOLF & CC AREA 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, pool home Large bedrooms w/large closets Open kitchen w/breakfast ba r Both a living and family room MLS #352104 ONLY $85,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 REDUCED!! INVERNESS HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS!!! 2 Baths and a garage Large kitchen with dining room Spacious living room Corner lot close to shopping MLS #352641 ONLY $63,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 WORK OR LIVE IN UNIQUE, VICTORIAN ERA HOMEZONED COMMERCIAL.. Circa 1890-1900 this is a wonderful place to call home or perfect venue for many business opportunities. Original wood & architectural features intact. 575 SF attached workshop to use or lease. Plenty of off-street parking. Located in area of Floral City as shown in National Register of Historic Places. Approved for B&B. MLS #355372 ASKING $168,900 Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com LOCATION, LOCATION C lose to schools, park, hospital, etc. 3/2/2, F la. room and enclosed porch, eat-in kitchen. L arge in town lot. C ity water & sewer make FHA/VA/USDA financing easy. N o HOA fees. RV pad in backyard. MLS #354106 $78,900 Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com BLDG. FOR SALE Boasting 5,000 sq. ft. Newer roof, 3 newer A/C units, commercial kitchen, over 2 acres land, paved parking. Can be many different uses. $225,000 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 to preview. Ask for file # 352415 WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE HENDERSON Price just reduced, owner wants an offer. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Built in 2004. Open floor plan, split bedrooms. $129,900 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 Ask for file # 352412 BRAND NEW *WATERFRONT* CONSTRUCTION! 2/2/2 + Den or could be 3rd bedroom. Located just outside of Inverness. Still time to pick all your colors. Bring the boat and enjoy FL living. Call Quade 352-302-7699 JUST LISTED *4 bed/2.5 bath/4 car garage* Pool home on 1 acre in Inverness. Gorgeous kitchen with new granite tops throughout the home. Cant be beat for $224,900! MLS #355309 Call Quade 352-302-7699 LAZY DAYS IN THE COUNTRY Down this lane youll find almost 4 acres with tall trees, rolling terrain, nice homes and mobiles, plus paved road to Hwy. 486 and wow, 2 blocks to the upscale areas of Citrus Hills! MLS #330080 $39,900 Ask for Marilyn Booth 637-4904 WOW! Come see this 4 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home in Inverness chain of lakes! Home has been well-maintained and has a ton of square footage RV parking, city water, split-plan with beautiful sun room overlooking water Call today for showing! Bring offers! $67,900 Call Mary Parsons 352-634-1273 A HORSE LOVERS DREAM 2007 4 Bedroom/3 bath home on 4.5 acres in the quiet, secluded Lake Estates area. Across from the Flying Eagle Preserve with its miles of horse trails. Fenced, 2-stall barn with feed/tack room. A must see! MLS #350606 $289,000 www.sellingcitruscountyflhomes.com Call Nancy Jenks 352-400-8072 LARGE, immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 2-car garage home. Has an eat-in kitchen, a screen porch and 2 additional lots. MLS #355225 ONLY $74,000 www.CitrusCountySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 3 BR, 2 Bath on .6 acre Close to Town QUIET area Screened porch private yard Decorators delight. Handicap Mod. MLS #352135 $169,000 www.CitrusCountySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 BEVERLY HILLS Warm & inviting well-kept2/1/1 home offers an extra large Florida room 16x30 under heat & air. Hardwood floors, beautiful backyard with shed for storage. MLS #355296 Call Lorraine ORegan 352-586-0075 INVERNESS LANDINGS: 2/2/1, freshly painted inside, carpets cleaned, shows great, has community pool, waterfront dock for your boat, all this within city limits and the Withlacoochee Bike Trail. Great price for this villa. $45,900 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 WATERFRONT DW mobile 3/2/2 CP on the Hernando lake chain. Yes, the water is low everywhere, but it will come back. Great location with central water and sewer. Comes furnished. $67,900 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 LECANTO Beautiful large 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool home in immaculate move-in condition. Open floor plan with eat-in kitchen. Beautiful screened-in pool (26x13) in perfect condition. Shed (20x12) with attached carport (20x14). Property is over 1 acre and fully fenced. $120,000 David Kurtz Cell 954-383-8786 Office 352-726-6668 3/2 1990 MOBILE HOME close to the Withlacoochee River. This home has roomy kitchen & a nook adjoining the living & dining areas. Master bath has dual sinks, garden tub, & walk-in closet. A newer metal roof covers this 27x64 home (on rental lot) & your 12x24 screened porch is the perfect place to take in the breeze in this 55 community. Carport for your auto & shed to store your fishing poles. The only thing missing is you! $20,000 Call Terry R. Blanco 352-419-9252 HERNANDO 2.38 acres, 3/2, no restrictions, no dues, ready to move, close to best points of interest, AC recently changed, clean, bright, ample kitchen, nice master bedroom, partially fenced for pets, horses, bring your RV boat, trailer etc. $59,900 Call Nilda Cano 1-352-270-0202 TURN-KEY PROPERTY! 2/2/1 Truly beautiful, two bedroom, two bath home plus family room, screened room. Pella windows. Laminate flooring. Fencing. Corner lot. Gourmet kitchen with oak cabinets. Deeded access to lake. MLS #353839 $129,900 Call D oris M iner for more info. 352-422-4628 DECORATOR TOUCHES THROUGHOUT! GORGEOUS 3/2/2 Family room and screened lanai. Inside laundry with front loader. Top-of-the-line carpeting. Mirrored bay window. Beautiful landscaping. Oversized fenced backyard. Oak cabinets. Formal dining. 1,984 sq. ft. living. Must see to enjoy! $133,900 Call D oris M iner for more info. 352-422-4628 HERNANDO: YOU CANT GO WRONG Your own double lot with a 14x60 mobile 2/2 split floor plan with add-on family room, double carport, fenced backyard, great patio area. Laundry room and workshop, two sheds. $35,000 MLS 352819 Deb Thompson 634-2656 JUST REDUC ED! H OME F RONT Section E SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE R EAL E STATEG UIDE INSIDE Sikorskis Attic PAGE E6 ON THE COVER: SOAKING TUBS, E8HOME AND GARDEN: PROPER PRUNING, E5REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS ON THE COVER: SOAKING TUBS, E8HOME AND GARDEN: PROPER PRUNING, E5REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS The Sea Otter Woodworks Kyoto soaking tub, or ofuro, is made of fragrant Hinoki cypress. Woodentubs.com/Associated Press

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E11 E2 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Rent: Houses Unfurnished INVERNESS Move in Special 3/2 on water $595. f/l/s 352-400-1501 INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS 2 bedroom. 1 bath. Attractive, clean 2/1/1 near hospital, schools, downtown. Lease. $700/mo. f/l/s. Jim 561 395 5735 LECANTO Lovely 3/2 1 acre, nonsmoke$650.+ sec. Pets?? 352-746-6345 RENT TO OWN!! No credit check! 3/2/1 352-464-6020 JADEMISSION.COM Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 HERNANDO Older 2/1 small house with dock & boat ramp detached garage $600. mo. (352) 362-5019 Homossassa 2/2 nicely furnished MH on canal, dock, fenced yard, W/D,shed short/long term 1st/lst/sec $850 352-220-2077 INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rent or Sale BIG PINE ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK UNDER NEW MNGMT. 50+ COMMUNITY AVAILABLE NOW 3 Snglwides -1 Dblwd CALL 352-746-1189 CITRUS SPRINGS Immediate Possession Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom Pool Home on acre $799. bkgrd Ck 352-489-3997 CRYSTAL RIVERfor sale/lease pur chase 3/2 fenced yd. water access, huge lanai remodeled, $875. mo 404-867-1501, Local CRYSTAL RIVEROffice/home 4/2, zoned commercial perfect for someone who needs office & home $895 rent /sell $99,50 Owner financing w/$10K dn. call Paul (352) 746-9585 Rooms For Rent CRYSTALRIVERClean House, cable, w/d, $115wkly/430mo. $120wkly/ 450mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 Seasonal Rental C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 Vacation Rentals CRYSTALRIVER1, 2 & 3 Bedrms Furn. & Unfurn. Like New Wkly, Mnth Yrly 352-302-1370 Real Estate For Sale ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot Fri May 25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL UNIQUE & HISTORIC HOMES, SMALL TOWN COUNTRY LIFESTYLE OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989 LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCHwww. crosslandrealty.com (352) 726-6644 Crossland Realty Inc. PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Real Estate For Sale Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Auctions Estates ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot, Fri May25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 Open House OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 12-4pm 4/3/3 Pool Home 1276 Tacoma St. HERNANDO Commercial Real Estate ACT FAST!2 Homes $199K! Built -Prior Model Park! Ideal for Home & Business Realty Connect T. Paduano/Broker (352) 212-1446 Beverly Hills Homes Oakwood Village 820 Sunset Strip 3/2/1, 1747 sf. New kit./ baths, flooring, paint, in/out. Pix/Info gcjcinc.com $79,900 (352) 527-1239 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3/2/1 352-464-6020 JADEMISSION.COM Lecanto Homes Timberlane Estates Pool Home w/ 3/2/2 1 Acre, Fenced, Needs some TLC, possible owner finance $125,000 (352)795-6024 Inverness Homes 2/2/1 VillaWhispering Pines ,new carpet, paint & tile, will sell furn or unf. $69,900 (352) 726-8712 For Sale By Owner $105,000, 4/3/2, Pool Home, 3,400 sf total OPEN HOUSE Sat. May 19th 12-3P (352) 726-3798 HIGHLANDS Lrg.2/2-4 car garage pool, game room, mud room, on triple lot fenced. price to sell $65,500(352) 564-4598 Inver/Highlands. Large 1 Family -2.8 acs fenced, 2700 sq ft U/A 4 BR 3 BA, 16x34 pool, costly updates Under contract for $250K, taking too long to closewill accept less if you offer quick closing 352-419-7017 OPEN HOUSE Sat. 12 & Sun. 13, 12-5 6094 E. Loring Lane 2/1/1 Move In Ready, w/ 2 Additional Lots, $58,500. (352)697-2884 Crystal River Homes 1185 Country Club Road 3 bedroom. 1 bath. $105,000 obo 352-228-9691 AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE Homosassa Homes AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE Homosassa/Riverhaven On water, Grand canal 3BR, 2+BA, 2+ CG Formal. Living Rm. Formal Din. Rm., Lanai front & rear. River View Room. Dock, many Upgrades, $243,900 Call 352-628-9647 or 727-647-2372 Sugarmill Woods Buying or Selling REAL ESTATE,Let Me Work For You!BETTY HUNT, REALTOR ERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139 hunt4houses68 @yahoo.com www.bettyhunts homes.com. Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing Waterfront and foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. HOLDER 3/2/2 blk/stucco home w/enclosed lanai. 1350 sf. near clubhouse w/pool & recreation, beautiful oaks & mature Citrus trees $84K,352-603-2202 Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 Out of Town Real Estate Cashiers NC, 2 BR, 1BA, Cabin on 2 Acres Updated, private rd. private well, approx. 4K elevation. $170.000, 352-341-0336 Cell, 352-586-8946 Get Results in the homefront classifieds! Waterfront Homes FREE foreclosure and short sale lists Office Open 7 Days a Week Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com Vacant Property CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond,ATV trails Price Reduced 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Citrus County Land FLORALCITY1.33 acre nice lot on dead end.Have survey and clear title.listed 10k below county land value.Zoned rural residential.See at 8678 s greenhouse ter.$16500.o.b.o. 813-792-1355 Citrus County Land LOTS FOR SALE! 6 Citrus Springs Lots Available, Owner Fin. or Cash Discounts Provided. GreatInvestment Opprty. 803-403-9555 803-403-9557 Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond,ATV trails Price Reduced 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Commercial Property 4.5 Acres on US Hwy 41 across from middle sch 4,000sf office/ warehouse $450,000 owner will finance PARSLEY REAL ESTATE 352-220-4355 Lots For Sale CHASSAHOWITZKA DBL. LOT, chainlink fence, Make Offer 352-613-7302 or 352-613-4673 G et Results In The Homefront Classifieds! 2421 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills 527-7842 8375 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa 628-7800 1100 W. Main St., Inverness 637-6200 504 NE Hwy. 19, Crystal River 795-2441 www. REMAX .com www.NatureCoastRealEstate.com 000BFF6 REALTY ONE 1 Buyer calls exclusive 24/7 Info Line 637-2828 2 Buyer enters house number when prompted 3 Buyer listens to property presentation in English or Spanish 24/7 INFO LINE 637-2828 HERES HOW: E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! WOW FACTOR APPLIES! Splish Splash Large Heated Pool 3BR + Office Awesome Kitchen MBR w/2 Walk-Ins Gated w/Guard Clubhouse-Boatdock RV Stor./Lake Access KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! CONSIGNMENT SHOP!!! Great Location Plaza on Hwy. 491 Lg. Customer Base Opportunity for Growth Poss. Owner Fin. Great Visibility Started in 2010 Business Only KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! TEN BREATHTAKING ACRES!! 36x72 Barn/Wkshop DR & Office Gorgeous Master 2,570 SQ. FT. of Liv. Fam. Room w/FP Cooks Kitchen/Island Scrn. Lanai w/Hot Tub Fenced and Gated!! E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net E-MAIL: elliesutton@remax.net www.FloridaListingInfo.com MARTHA SATHER ( 352) 212-3929 Email: martha.sather@remax.net VIRTUAL TOURS at www.martha.sather.remax.com STEVE VARNADOE 795-2441 OR 795-9661 Email: stevevarnadoe@remax.net THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX PETER & MARVIA KOROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net CHERYL LAMBERT 352-637-6200 Email: cheryllambert@remax.net 1995 Year Built 3/2/2 on .75 Acre Hardwood Floors Throughout Home Large Master Suites Split Floor Plan Security System Fully Enclosed Screen Room for Pool and More Close to Schools Must See!!! MLS #351402 $ 1 2 2 9 0 0 $ 1 2 2 9 0 0 $122,900 REDUCED!!!! KEVIN & KAREN CUNNINGHAM (352) 637-6200 Email: kcunningham@remax.net NEW ROOF! 1,559 sq. ft. of living. On 1/4 acre lot. Built in 1979 this 2/2/2 with large living room has plenty of space for the family. Come take a look at this home. $ 6 5 0 0 0 $ 6 5 0 0 0 $65,000 MLS #349945 2 4 / 7 I N F O L I N E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n t er h o u se #1 23 8 BARBARA MILLS (352) 637-6200 Email: barbarajmills@earthlink.net PRIVACY ON ONE ACRE 3BR/2BA manufactured home with lots of bells and whistles. Fireplace, screen room, formal dining area plus eat-in kitchen. Move-in condition. MLS #352390 $ 6 4 9 0 0 $ 6 4 9 0 0 $64,900 GARY ALTMAN (352) 795-2441 Email: garyaltman@remax.net RICHARD VENTICINQUE (352) 795-2441 Email: richardv@remax.net www.citruscounty-florida-realestate.com GEILA gala ENGLISH 352-249-6961 Email: g.english@remax.net www.sellingcitruscountyhomes.com BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #4023 MLS #354557 $ 6 9 9 0 0 $ 6 9 9 0 0 $69,900 HERN ANDO (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #3742 MLS #354231 $ 1 8 9 5 0 0 $ 1 8 9 5 0 0 $189,500 C ITR US SPRINGS (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #1990 MLS #354678 $ 3 1 0 0 0 0 $ 3 1 0 0 0 0 $310,000 PETER & MARVIA KOROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 Furnished Doublewide 1 Acre Lot Near Boat Ramp 2BD/2BA w/3-Car Detached Garage/Workshop Utility Shed w/Elect Plus 30x50 Steel Carport 11985 N. GOLDENDALE AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352 ) 637-2828 E n t er ho u s e # 1 1 98 5 MLS #353823 $ 1 5 0 0 0 0 $ 1 5 0 0 0 0 $150,000 3BD/3BA Heated Pool 5.5 Acre Ranch with Fenced Paddocks 4-Stall Barn Plus Tack & Feed Rms. 2-Car Attached Garage & 1 Car Detached Garage 4165 N. PONY DR. PINE RIDGE 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E nt er h ou se #4 16 5 MLS #354505 $ 3 4 9 9 0 0 $ 3 4 9 9 0 0 $349,900 BRENTWOOD VILLA Immaculate Cambridge 2/2/2 All Ceramic Tile Thru Kitchen Wood Cabinets & Corian Counters Deluxe Kitchen Appliances Master Bath Dual Corian Top Vanity Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet Large Screened Lanai Community Swim & Fitness Centers Community Golf Courses First Class Spa & Fine Dining MLS #352771 $ 1 5 5 0 0 0 $ 1 5 5 0 0 0 $155,000 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352 ) 637-2828 E n ter h o u se #1 60 3 8011 FIELDSTONE DRIVE CITRUS SPRINGS 3BR/2BA/2CG Beautiful Kitchen Great Room 18 in. Ceramic Tile in Living Area Newer Carpet & Paint Lots of Nice Upgrades 16x24 Patio Fenced Backyard Move-In Ready MLS #353020 $ 1 0 5 9 0 0 $ 1 0 5 9 0 0 $105,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637 -2828 E n ter h o u se #801 1 1823 S. GLENEAGLE TERRACE LECANTO Nice 3BR/2BA/2CG Home Florida Room Screened Lanai Area Fenced Backyard 22x14 Detached Garage/Workshop Vacant Lot Next to Home Included MLS #353836 $ 1 0 9 9 0 0 $ 1 0 9 9 0 0 $109,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E nt er h ou se # 1 82 3 PINE RIDGE 3/2/2 solar heated pool home. Nice kitchen w/breakfast bar, built-in wall oven & pantry. Formal dining area, family room has built-in Murphy bed for extra company. New central air and low utility bills. Lots of cabinets, closets and storage space throughout home. Large 24 X 30 detached garage/workshop set up as a woodworking shop, central vac, heat & air. MLS #355331 $ 1 8 9 9 0 0 $ 1 8 9 9 0 0 $189,900 4380 N. BUTTERNUT PINE RIDGE 3BD 2BA 2CG New Roof () Nice Curb Appeal Great Rm. + Den 2,035 Sq. Ft. Living Lots of Tile 1.15 Acre Lot Next to DRA Lg. Lanai + 15x30 Pool MLS #353210 $ 1 7 3 0 0 0 $ 1 7 3 0 0 0 $173,000 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 6 3 7 -2828 E nt er h o u se #4 38 0 POOL HOME CHERYL NADAL (352) 302-3555 Email: cnadal@remax.net BIG REDUCTION on this roomy, light and bright 2004 Nobility 3/2 situated on a nicely manicured lot in a great little neighborhood. Open, split floor plan with living/dining, large kitchen, separate laundry, covered attached carport. Hurry before this is scooped up!! $ 5 3 5 0 0 $ 5 3 5 0 0 $53,500 MLS #351247 MOVE-IN READ Y 4074 N. INDIAN RIVER DR., ARBOR LAKES Best value in Fairview Estates that youll find!!! Everything updated in this 3,000+ Sq. Ft. of living space home. 3 BR, 3 BTH pool home w/hot tub spa. Spacious living room, wood floors, cherry cabinets in this island kitchen, gas fireplace, and many more upgrades! $ 2 9 9 9 0 0 $ 2 9 9 9 0 0 $299,900 MLS #355016 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E (352 ) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E n te r h ou se #4 07 4 FAIRVIEW E ST ATES ADORABLE HOMOSASSA HOME This modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath home shows like a model and has many nice features. Over 1,500 square feet of living area plus screened porch and 2-car garage. Convenient location near town on spacious lot. Bring us an offer, this is a short sale. Call anytime. REDUCED 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352 ) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E nter h ou se #5 43 0 $ 8 9 9 0 0 $ 8 9 9 0 0 $89,900 KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! OH SO NICE! HOME WARRANTY BRICK RANCHER Lovely Lg. MBR w/Bath Cabinets Galore Inside Laundry Tasteful Neutral Decor Gutters/Sprinklers Updated Dim Shingles E-MAIL: elliesutton@remax.net THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX LEC ANTO (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #2126 MLS #354398 $ 8 4 9 0 0 $ 8 4 9 0 0 $84,900 LUCY BARNES (352) 634-2103 Email: lucybarnes@remax.net Visual Tours: www.crystalriverfl.com STUNNING WATERFRONT BEAUTY with all the WOW factors.....near 3 Sisters Springs. A MUST SEE 3/2/2 with floating dock and separate boat lift 16k. $ 4 5 0 0 0 0 $ 4 5 0 0 0 0 $450,000

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Terra Vista welcomes Mullen Sue Mullen has joined the Terra Vista Realty Groups team of professional real estate agents. As a graduate of Crystal River High, her local roots run deep and she has an authentic love for the Nature Coast. She has 12 years of residential real estate experience in Citrus County with The Villages of Citrus Hills. Mullen, her husband Brad and their son, Ryan, are proud to call Citrus County home. In addition to spending time with family, she has a passion for cooking, especially Spanish cuisine, is an avid sports fan and enjoys time outdoors by a pool, on the rivers and on the beaches of Florida. She is fluent in Spanish, is involved with Central Citrus Little League and is a member of the Citrus County Board of Realtors. Terra Vista Realty Group operates out of The Villages of Citrus Hills Welcome Center, located at 2400 N. Terra Vista Blvd. in Hernando. Visit them online at www. TerraVistaRealtyGroup.com.ERA agents hit new milestone ERA American Realty & Investments is proud to announce the latest production level achieved by a team of its Inverness office agents for 2012. Karen and Gary Baxley have surpassed the $1 million mark in closed sales volume in 2012. ERA American Realty is proud to recognize the achievement of these fine real estate professionals. Karen and Gary Baxley can be reached at the Inverness office of ERA American Realty by calling 352-726-5855. RE/MAX agents climb the chartsThe associates and staff of RE/MAX Realty One are pleased to recognize two more associates who have passed the $1 million mark in sales volume recently. Tony Viggiano and Linda Barnes have each achieved this significant milestone. Tony is an agent in the Homosassa RE/MAX office on U.S. 19. Linda works in the Crystal River office. Both of these agents know the area well and are dedicated real estate professionals. The brokers of RE/MAX are proud to have them as part of their team in Citrus County. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E3 E10 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE For a Virtual Tour or Multiple Photos, www.FloridaShowcaseProperties.com 2011 Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities. An independently owned and operated brok er member of Prudential R eal Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial company. Prudential, th e Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in m any jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license. Equal Housing Opportunity. SERVING ALL OF CITRUS COUNTY 000BFA2 NEW LISTING 4311 W. Banner Cir. MLS #355399 $239,900 3000+ sq. ft. custom pool home on an acre. Brian Murray 352-212-5913 781 W. Starjasmine Pl. MLS #354323 $113,900 Bright 2/2/1 pool home. Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 2227 N. Brentwood Cir. MLS #352621 $124,900 Lovely 3/2/2 home; move-in condition w/tile walk areas. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 PINE RIDGE 1481 Pine Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 527-1820 CITRUS HILLS 20 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 746-0744 NEW LISTING 4815 W. Gypsum Dr. MLS #355299 $234,900 Magnificent horse property! 3/3/2 well maintained pool home. Teresa Boozer 352-634-0213 210 E. Glassboro Ct. 15-5a MLS #354463 $68,700 Totally furnished 2/2/ condo with carport. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 4650 N. Crestline Dr. MLS #353800 $111,900 Immaculate 2/2 w/all new paint. Dick Hildebrandt 352-586-0478 1787 W. Ivorywood Dr. MLS #348509 $163,000 Extra nice 3/2/2 w/detached 16x26 garage w/0ft wide door. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 783 E. Falconry Ct. MLS #354203 $234,900 Stunning 3/2/3 New 2012 Construction on the Meadows. Phil Phillips 352-302-3146 7092 W. Waycross Way MLS #354043 $106,900 3/2/2 home newer AC. PRICED TO SELL Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 2279 N. St. Lucie Pt. MLS #349694 $114,900 Exceptionally nice Meadowview duplex completely redone. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 2075 W. Melline Ln. MLS #355115 $189,000 Really A custom home priced at $66.00 a sq. ft. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 2274 N. Volusia Pt. MLS #353010 $92,000 PATIO VILLA, upgraded stove & ceiling fans w/lights. Florence Cleary 352-634-5523 PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING C i t r u s Citrus S p r i n g s Springs P i n e Pine R i d g e Ridge P i n e Pine R i d g e Ridge M e a d o w v i e w Meadowview T i m b e r l a n e Timberlane E s t a t e s Estates C i t r u s Citrus H i l l s Hills G r e e n b r i a r Greenbriar O a k w o o d Oakwood V i l l a g e Village B r e n t w o o d Brentwood L a u r e l Laurel R i d g e Ridge C i t r u s Citrus S p r i n g s Springs M e a d o w v i e w Meadowview 352-476-7996 sellingcitrus@gmail.com www.sellingcitrus.com Mark Stone/Scott Bender Your HOME town Agents! 000BGCQ of Citrus County CITRUS HILLS POOL HOME Estate Sale 3/2/2 with Office on 1 Acre Curb Appeal Open Floor Plan Spacious Master Suite Terra Vista Membership MLS# 355041 $159,900 JUST REDUCED Mobile Homes For Rent BIG PINE ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK UNDER NEW MNGMT. 50+ COMMUNITY AVAILABLE NOW 3 Snglwides -1 Dblwd CALL 352-746-1189 C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 CRYSTALRIVER3/2 -1st/last/sec $525 per mo. Call for app. 352-628-1062 HOMOSASSA 2/1 $550mo Near New super Wal-Mart, 55+ Park 352-464-3159 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, & much more! 1 BR home $325 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $595. 1/1 furn. w/CH/A, on the water, $550. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale BOOM!! New 3/2 Jacobsen home 5 yr. Warranty $2,650 down, Only $297.44/mo. Fixed rate! W.A.C, Come & view 352-621-9182 CRYSTAL RIVER 2/2, 3133 N Holiday Dr Cry. River extremely reasonable, owner finance $27K call 4 pm to 8pm (352) 564-8057 For Sale By Owner MH, 16 x 80, excel. cond., located on corner lot, acre +, lots of trees, corner of Rosedale and Corona Way, Homosassa Must See to appreciate. Priced to sell $37,500 (352) 364-3242 (478) 569-9685 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS 55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $3995 ( 352) 586-7962 NEED A NEW HOME? Over 30 homes on display. Bad credit O.K. I fiance anybody, good rates. Use your land as your down or trade anything of value, trade cars, boats, jewelery, guns, etc. Call for private interview 352-621-3807 After hours 352-613-0587 ONLY $284.42 PER MONTH A New 2/2 Home On your lot, Only $500 down. This is a purchase W.A.C Call to See352-621-9181 Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go. New Homes Start @ $39,900. 800-622-2832 x 210 USED HOME/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500. Singwides from $3,500. New Inventory Daily 352-621-9183 Waterfront Mobile For Rent Homossassa 2/2 nicely furnished MH on canal, dock, fenced yard, W/D,shed short/long term 1st/lst/sec $850 352-220-2077 Waterfront Mobile For Sale Lake Rousseau 1/1, enclosedFlorida porch, tiled inside & out furnished $9500. very nice(352) 362-7681 Mobile Homes and Land CRYSTALRIVER 4/2, on 5 Acres, 15 X 30 family room, w/wet bar, fireplace. Reduced $139,500. (352) 465-8346 HERNANDO 2/2 DW On lot, with Shed & Deck See for yourself at 2562 N. Treasure Pt. $29,900 obo 352-464-0719 HOMOSASSA 3/2, Fenced Yard, NEW Flooring, $5000 Down, $435 (352) 302-9217 Inglis Bargain 5BR/2BA, Fully Furn. DW. large eat-in Kit, opens to den w/ FP, separate Liv./Din. on 1 Acre Lot, Near Goethe Forest. UrgentSale $22,500obo (407) 398-9759 Mobile Homes In Park 61 S. Atkins Terr. Lecanto Very Nice 2 bedroom. 1 bath. Mobile Home in clean 55+ Park, This is in very good condition. Central Air And Heat. New refrigerator, Mostly Furnished. $230 park rent. $7500 Neg. Please call 352-302-6586 CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE 55+ A SUPER BUY 2/2/den 1457sq.ft 05 Hmof Merit, all appliances, carport, lg screen room, immaculate $39,900 (352)419-6926 HOMOSASSAS Best Housing Value Modern homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $139/mo. $800.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park 352 628-5977 Stonebrook 2/2, 1,150 sf on corner lot, partially furn., inclds lrg attached storage rm. New Roof, $14,000 (352) 563-5931 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,900 352-476-4964 Inverness Sr. Park, 1984 Fleetwood 2/2 14 x 60, fully furnished with everything, scrnd Fl. Rm., Shed w/ elec., rf over, Cen Air., gas heat & range, cent. isl. kitchen, Wash/Dry Used Very Little Needs Nothing, very good condition $18,000 obo Call Doris Inverness Park Resales 352-344-1002 STONEBROOK 55+ 2/2, totally remodeled, furnished, w/Washer & Dryer.... $5K (352) 634-1171 Stoneridge Landing 55+ Comm. Resales starting @$13,500 Financing avail 1-800-779-1226 (352) 637-1400 WESTWIND VILLAGE55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 Wtrfront DW, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 A g ent (352) 382-1000 Real Estate For Rent RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368 000BFHF www .CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com BEVERLY HILL 61 S. Osceola St. . . . .$5502/1, Fenced Backyard 3299 N. Maidencane Dr. $685 2/1.5/1, CharmingCRYSTAL RIVER 8560 W.Basilico St. . .$8503/2/2, Deck, Overlooking Yd. 1586 N. Endicott Pt. . .$13002/2/2, Furnished VillaHOMOSASSA 2021 S. Comforter Pt. .$6503/1/1, Cute and Comfortable 6519 S. Mason Creek .$11002/1, Furnished CottageINVERNESS/HERNANDO 3441 E. Chappel Ct. . .$6502/1/Carport, Close To Lake868 Prichard Island Rd. $825 2/2 w /Bonus Room CASTRO REALTY and Property Management Inc.333 N. Croft Avenue Inverness FL 34453352-341-4663 CITRUS COUNTY RENTALS1 4 BEDROOMS All AreasCall For Details 352-341-4663 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips Real Estate For Rent J.W.MORTON REAL ESTATE, INC.1645 W. MAIN ST INVERNESS, FL 000BFIY Jennifer Fudge, PropertyManager Cheryl Scruggs, Realtor-Associate 352-726-9010 PropertyManagement3/2/2 Bay windows, covered lanai, pest control included . . . . . . . . . . $850 2/1.5/1 Lakefront . . . . . . $625 2/2/2 Lawncare included $800 2/1 Apartments . . . . . . . . starting at $450 INVERNESS FLORAL CITY 2/2/1 Waterfront . . . . $750 CALLING ALL OWNERS Need a Good Tenant?Bring us your vacant home and watch us work for you! BEVERLY HILLS 2/1.5/1 . . . . . . . . . $625 Apartments Furnished FLORALCITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 CR YST AL RIVER Large, 2/2, clean, quiet, $575. mo., water incld 352-563-2114, 257-6461 CRYSTAL RIVERLarge. 2/1 incl water sewer, W/D hook up $475 (352)212-9205 INVERNESS 1/1 $400 2/1.. $500. near hosp352-422-2393 INVERNESS 2/1, Tri-plex, Great Loc., clean & roomy. no pets $500.mo $300. Sec. 352-341-1847 Apartments Unfurnished Ventura Village Apartments 3580 E. Wood Knoll Lane Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 637-6349 Now Accepting Applications Central H/A Storage;Carpet Laundry Facilities; On Site Mgmt Elderly (62+) Handicap/Disabled with or without children 1Bds $396 ; 2 Bds $ 436 TDD# 800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer. Apartments INGLIS 2/1, W/D, Clean, Quiet Part. Furn. $495/mo (352) 447-6016 Business Locations CRYSTAL RIVERAppealing Professional Office Space for Rent 800 sf, down town, CR W. of US 19 Avail. May 1 Furnishing Available (352) 422-6579 FLORAL CITY STOREFRONT 1000 Sq Ft Ideal location, corner Hwy 41 & 48. $595 mo. 813-310-5391 Condos/Villas For Rent INVERNESS 2/2/1 comm. pool comm. boat docks, $650 pr month (352) 201-8401 Duplexes For Rent HOMOSASSA 1/1 Non-smoker. $425 Fst/Sec. Pets? 795-0207 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses CRYSTALRIVER1, 2 & 3 Bedrms Furn. & Unfurn. Like New Wkly, Mnth Yrly 352-302-1370 Rent: Houses Furnished INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Kristi Bortz Let our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation r entals.com 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished Beverly Hills 2bed, 1bath, C/H/A 1st Mo FREE $550/m (352) 422-7794 BEVERLY HILLS 3/2/2 & 3/2/1 (352) 464-2514 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLSMove in special! Immaculate2or 3BR, 1BA/1-car 1st, last, sec. $575 mo 352-400-1501 CITRUS SPRINGS Rent to Own, New 3/2 Custom Built, All appls No Pets, Own. Fin. $850. mo. (352) 341-1365 (407) 739-2646 CRYSTALRIVER2/2 Spac. Clean+Deluxe Plantation golf view $790+dep .352-795-6282 CRYSTAL RIVER3/1 Home WF $550 mo 352-228-0257/795-9633 DUNNELLON 3/2/2 Rent to Own, Rent or Buy Fabulous Home Across City Beach 2 Fire Plces, wooden flrs www.rublesr entals.com (561) 575-1718 (561) 719-8787 HOMOSASSA 2/2 Ranch. Appliances included. Above ground pool. Utilities not included. $800. sec. & first mo.. Call 352-476-3388 or 941-538-2452 HOMOSASSA 3/1/1 on 1/4 acre, $650. 1st/lst/dp. 352 628-9220 HOMOSASSA Rent to Own 3/1/1 very clean, ceramic tile carpet, dbl lot. $650.rent. 1st lst sec. 813 908-5550 INVERNESS 2/2/1 New paint & flooring $695 mo. Inclds. trash, 352-637-0765, 352-267-9941 Inverness 3/2/2, flrm $475. f/l needs TLC, 1006 Princeton 352 419-7681 INVERNESS 3/2/2,Highlands Starting @ $750. 3/2/2 w/pool. 352601-2615/201-9427 INVERNESS Highlands 3/2/2 Near Anna Jo Rd. By appt 786-423-0478 or (352) 637-1142 Real Estate DIGEST Sue Mullen Terra Vista Realty Group. Karen and Gary Baxley ERA American Realty. Tony Viggiano RE/MAX Realty One. Linda Barnes RE/MAX Realty One. The Golden Girl WEEKS REALTY, 5 BEVERLY HILLS BLVD. 746-6700 Jason Gaffney Realtor 287-9022 302-3179 Jackie Gaffney Realtor A HOUSE S O L D Name! wesellrealestatefast@yahoo.com 000BFZV Happy Mothers Day From Jackie, John & Jason DIGEST PHOTOS Headshots of real estate agents and associates submitted for the Real Estate Digest are kept on file in the Chronicle Editorial Department. It is the responsibility of the individuals submitting news notes to ensure headshots have been sent to the newsroom, and to advise staff of any name changes. Photos need to be in sharp focus. Photos need to be in proper exposure: neither too light nor too dark. Photos submitted electronically should be in maximum-resolution JPEG (.jpg) format. E-mail headshots to go with the Real Estate Digest to newsdesk@chronicleonline.com, attn: HomeFront. Photos printed on home printers do not reproduce well; submit the digital image via disk or e-mail. 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Here are the steamy details on some options, and what you should consider before adding one to your home: Wooden tubs: Bill Finlay owns Sea Otter Woodworks in Haynes, Alaska. While hed been making outdoor hot tubs for a few years, he made his first ofuro at the request of a business associate, and that sparked an interest in perfecting the craft. I made a couple of fact-finding trips to Japan, then developed my own techniques, he says. Finlay makes the Hinoki Ofuro in a couple of sizes, suitable for one or two people. The material is an aromatic cypress native to Japan; the resin is bacteriaand rot-resistant and withstands humidity. The citrusy fragrance is a common aromatherapy component. Acrylic and composite tubs: Wykoff, N.J.-based bath designer Holly Rickert recently won an industry award for a design that incorporated an English soaking tub into a Japanese-style bath. One of her clients was of Japanese heritage, and had given her some brochures from Japanese hot spring spas. She placed the tub, Cabuchons curvy Pleasance Plus model, on a bed of river rocks in front of a window with forest views. My aim was to replicate the ofuro experience for her, says Rickert. Made of a proprietary solid composite called Ficore, Cabuchons tubs arent heavy. The maker says they retain heat better than most acrylics, dont chip and can be custom colored. Kohler makes the Greek acrylic soaking tub, a 4-foot-long, 23-inchdeep, one-person bath well-suited to a smaller bathroom. Kallistas Perfect Deep Soak bathtub has two raised corner seats at different heights. Metal tubs: Diamond Spas in Frederick, Colo., welds recycled copper and stainless steel into tubs that are lined with foam insulation, then buffed to a nice Old World finish. Like kitchen pans, the copper tubs can be left to develop a patina, or rendered shiny with a polishing compound. Soaking tubs arent as complicated to install as you might think. If youre putting in a smaller, oneor two-person tub, youll actually use less water than a conventional tub. But a four-person version can hold a lot of water close to 250 gallons, compared to around 50 for a conventional tub. So floor joists need to be able to hold the weight of the water, not just the tub. Also, make sure youll be able to get the tub sideways through doorways. Many tubs come with an overflow failsafe built in, but you should have a drain in the bathroom floor as well. The river rock bed is an attractive way to hide a draining floor system, but you can also tile the bathroom floor and install a drain. Youll need lots of good hot water, so upgrade your system, and consider an inline heater that continuously reheats the full tub. There are jetted options for many of these models, if youd prefer some bubbles with your soak. M ELISSA R AYWORTH For The Associated PressWhen we furnish a room, many of us carefully measure to be sure the couch isnt too wide or the dining room table too long. We draw a horizontal map, determined to fit everything in without crowding. But design experts do something more: They think vertically. Kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn, principal of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio in Atlanta, says that as designers learn to sketch room layouts in design school, they discover the impact of the vertical and horizontal lines that furnishings and architecture create. For example, a homeowner might not realize that a dark countertop contrasting with lighter cabinets underneath will create a horizontal line across the room, making the ceiling feel lower and the kitchen smaller. One of the main reasons that clients hire designers is that grasping scale can be difficult, says interior I n the past we have talked about the facts and consequences of tree topping. Unfortunately, topping continues to be a common practice, despite the efforts of various anti-topping advertising campaigns. A survey questionnaire was sent out to gain insight into homeowners motivations and knowledge of the consequences of topping. Results indicated that topping is viewed more favorably by less-informed homeowners. There are other means of reducing the height of a tree. The fact remains that good pruning practice rarely removes more than one quarter of the crown which, in turn, does not interfere with the ability of a trees leafy crown to manufacture food. Topping removes so much of the crown that it upsets an older trees well-developed crown-to-root ratio, and temporarily cuts off its food making ability. A topped tree is a disfigured tree. The large stubs of a topped tree have a difficult time forming callus. It also prevents the trees chemically based natural defense system from doing its job. The epicormic growth of a topped tree is more weakly attached than a limb that develops more normally thereby making the tree much more of a hazard than before. Once a tree is topped, it is robbed of its beauty, grace and health. Kerry Kreider is a practicing arborist and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, a tree preservationist and president of Action Tree Service. You can reach him at 352-726-9724 or action proarborist@yahoo.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E9 E4 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. LIVING ON THE WATER! This classic contemporary pool home is the right setting for living the Florida lifestyle. Open and airy with the plantation shutters diffusing the sunlight. 190 ft. of seawall gives you plenty of room to dock all the water toys imaginable! MLS # 354435 $489,000 Visit my website at: www.myflorida-house.com REALTOR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com GITTA BARTH 000BFIG 3560 N WOODGATE DR. THE GLEN Enjoy the Florida Lifestyle! Maintenance free living in this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage villa located in The Glen, a 55+ community, surrounded by nature, close to shopping, dining, medical. The home is in perfect condition, ready for you to move in, relax on your front porch and watch the wildlife in the large greenbelt! MLS #350097 $54,000 115 N. LEGION TERR. CITRUS HILLS Enjoy nature with mature oak trees and nice landscaping in beautiful Citrus Hills!! Situated on a one acre corner lot, this 3BR, 3BA home with screened in pool and patio area offers you the privacy you want!! Everything is very well maintained. New roof 5/2009. Just bring your suitcase and move right in! MLS #346203 $175,000 7080 DUVAL ISLAND DR. FLORAL CITY Incredible Vistas open waterfront on Lake Tsala Apopka, beautiful landscaped yard with waterfall and pond, a dock for your boat to go fishing this 3/2/1 pool home on 0.5 acre offers the lifestyle and privacy you deserve. It can be your paradise. MLS #351008 $239,000 3644 E. LAKE TODD DR. ARBOR LAKES Beautiful 2/2/1 home in gated 55+ community on Lake Tsala Apopka. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, tile floors, a spacious patio and the yard even has room for a pool! MLS #353089 $116,000 1432 SEATTLE SLEW INVERNESS Positioned to enjoy the stunning sunsets and catch the breezes this 3/2.5/2 home in the prestigious gated community of Belmont Hills comes with upgrades like hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and an impressive porch for entertaining. It can be yours. MLS #351012 $215,000 SOLD S O L D GRAB THIS BARGAIN! Take a look at this magnificent 4+/4/5 Country Estate on 10+ acre and take a 360 interactive virtual tour at www.mycountrydreamhome.com. MLS# 350369. $565,000 38 HAWTHORNE CYPRESS VILLAGE Fabulous Sweetwater 3/2/2 home on culde-sac! Move-in ready condition. All neutral colors and sparkling clean! Conveniently located to the new shopping center and Suncoast Parkway. MLS 353832 $149,000 S O L D NEW 000BF9M REALTY Michelle Klemm Cell 352-228-1440 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700 2/2/2 VILLA. MOVE-IN READY Mint condition, lots of room. Must See! Make an offer. Cypress Blvd. (L) on Seagrape, first villa on left. $112,000 or best offer. 1 Fairwood Ct. mls# 354818 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE 1645 West Main Street Inverness, FL 34450 and Century 21 Real Estate Corporation Equal Housing Opportunity INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED KAREN E. MORTON (352) 726-6668 (352) 212-7595 TOLL FREE 1-800-543-9163 Hall of Fame Centurion Member E-mail: kemorton@tampabay.rr.com Website: karenemorton.com 0008SQK CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE 000BFWK 25 ACRES FLORAL CITY 2 Cracker style homes Tucked back in the woods, behind the wild ferns this property offers many possibilities. Paper subdivision should allow for subdividing into smaller tracts. Road frontage on Highway 48 and Daniels Road. The main home has 2 bedrooms with bright and cheery sun-room, PLUS storm cellar!! Large pole barn. MLS 355246 $293,000. FLORAL CITY 4 ACRE POOL HOME 3 bedrooms 2 baths large eat-in kitchen with corner window overlooking Lake Consuela, G REAT ROOM WITH FIREPLAC E, den/ office, volume ceilings throughout. Incredible master suite with corner fireplace and elegant bath.beautiful oaks tower over this beauty. MLS 355231 $259,900. DUPLEX INVERNESS 100% rented, each unit 2 bedroom 1 bath with 1 car garage and laundry area. City water and sewer. Great location close to city conveniences. OFFERED AT $119,900 MLS 353137 GREENBRIAR CONDO 2 bedroom 2 bath FULLY FURNISHED with carport Spotless and sparkling, all appliances, easy location to heated swimming pool. Ready for immediate occupancy. Great place to park your seasonal visitors while investing in this Buyers market!! $68,500 MLS SNOWBIRDS DONT LEAVE WITHOUT BUYING THIS GREAT WATERFRONT SEASONAL Located only min. from Inverness, this charming 2BR CBS home features new kit. and appliances, new BA, metal roof, FL rm., gar., central heat and air, all on beautiful fenced homesite on the canal to the main lake. BUYER WARRANTY INCLUDED. $79,000. Call Quade Feeser 302-7699 MRS. CLEAN LIVES HERE Spotless and sparkling 2BR, 2BA, fam. rm./den, FL rm., tile floors, large master suite. Great floor plan that flows. PLUS additional lot in rear with WOODWORKING SHOP AND EQUIP. BLDG. Access to back street. Great Privacy. OK to park motor home, or boat. PRICE REDUCED NOW $95,900. MLS #354416 R EDUCED REDUCED WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER BASS BITING AT YOUR BACK DOOR! Nestled under the majestic oaks this Florida 2 story 2000 sq. ft. stilt home is a fishermans dream. Spotless and sparkling, this home features OPEN GREAT ROOM WITH beautiful stone fireplace, fully equipped updated kitchen. CAGED INGROUND POOL, lots and lots of storage. WORKSHOP. MOVE-IN READY. Additional lot optional for $125,000. PROUDLY OFFERED AT $298,900 MLS #354170 NEW LIS TING FLORAL CITY 2 Bedroom, 1 bath remodeled mobile on .48 acres with DEEDED LAKE ACCESS. Detached 26 x 20 garage Plus 25 x 15 Florida room. 9 x 24 screen porch. City water. Great snowbird escape. MLS #350832 ONLY $39,900 NEW LISTING INVESTMENT PROPER TY HAMPTON HILLS Nestled under the oaks this 3BR, 3BA home shows like a model. Stunning wood floors in the great room with large picture window opening the formal dining area. Large eat-in kitchen, large bedrooms, lots of storage, PLUS caged INGROUND HEATED SWIMMING POOL. One acre. MLS #353549. $184,900 R E D U C E D R E D U C E D REDUCED INVERNESS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB W aterfront home C heck the space in the 3 bedroom 2 bath open floor plan design with over 2100 sq. ft of living area G reat home for entertaining or active family living 3 B r 2 bath 2 car garage L ocated on canal just one block from the club house. W here else can you fish and golf in the same neighborhood??? MLS #349550 $199,900 GOLFING & FISHIN G REDUCED PRICE! Multi-Million Dollar Realtor Cell: (352) 634-4346 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700x309 000BFR8 See Virtual Tours @ www.resalehomes4u.com REALTY GAIL COOPER Always There For You E-mail me: homes4u3@mindspring.com MOM WILL LOVE THIS GETAWAY! 2/2 *rare* end unit single story condo Opens to the #3 green on Cypress Hardwood flooring in dining/Great Room Updated tiled kitchen w/stainless steel Sold *as is* with furnishings included Home warranty for the buyers #354159 $66,000 HOME WARRANTY FOR BUYERS! 3/2/2 solar heated pool home Kitchen updated w/Corian & Maple cabinetry 16 tile new roof in 2006 New pool cage in 2011 new pump 2009 Extra large side entry garage Guest rooms have pocket door for privacy #354060 $142,500 H A P P Y H A P P Y HAPPY M O T H E R S M O T H E R S MOTHER S D A Y D A Y DAY 000BG0E EXIT Realty Leaders 352-794-0888 352-527-1112 Gene Wade SPECTACULAR FOUR BEDROOM HOME in lovely Crystal Oaks subdivision. Inviting, open floor plan with a view of the pool from nearly every room! Home boasts two master suites, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining area, living room, and family room. This home has been lovingly maintained and is move-in ready! Lots of storage and plenty of room to grow. Come live the Florida lifestyle! Seller provided Home Warranty! Call 888-303-6405 Property Code 9415 for more details. WWW.467NTurkeypineloop.info REDUCED!!! $132,777 2Bd/2.5Bath/ Den/2Car Pointe Vista Nestled in the heart of Terra Vista youll find a uniquely private enclave called Pointe Vista. This impressive collection of 12 carefree carriage 0 0 0 B F 9 1 Detached Villa 3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas Terra Vista Maintenance Free Villa. Popular Lantana Model. Open floor plan features formal dining, breakfast bar and the 3rd bedroom can be used for an office or den. Driveway finished with pavers for nice curb appeal. Well maintained. MLS#353077 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $219,000 Single Family/4Bd/2.5 Bath/3Car/Woodside Spectacular Cordova model loaded with upgrades, including Granite countertops in your beautiful Gourmet Kitchen, custom window treatments and gorgeous lighting fixtures. Formal Dining and Living areas plus a large family room give great spaces for entertaining. Enjoy a relaxing retreat on your extended screened Lanai with Shoji Hot Tub. All this plus a 3+ car garage with a separate golf cart entrance. MLS#353844 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $359,000 Detached Villa/3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas Beautifully landscaped enhanced maintenance free villa. Recently painted inside and out this home features custom surround sound, Kitchen Aid appliances, designer lighting fixtures, and so much more all situated in a great location at Terra Vista of Citrus Hills. MLS#353555 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,000 Woodview Home/3Bd/2Bath/2Car Terra Vista Great Price Wont last long. Nice unfurnished home in Terra Vista. 3bd-2Bath-2Car Garage. Screened in Lanai with privacy. All of this comes with the Citrus Hills Social Club Membership including our fabulous BellaVita Fitness Center. #1205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,300 Terra Vista & Brentwood Rentals! Terms 6 Months or More Social Membership included with all Rentals Townhome/3Bd/2.5Bath/1Car Brentwood Beautiful fully furnished townhome in gated community. Spacious eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. Great room with dining area. Upgraded features such as Corian. Carpet and blinds throughout. Close to community pool. Move-in ready. Social Membership included. #1182 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 homes are highlighted by striking design and refined architectural detailing. Each with its own charming character and handsomely appointed upgrades these homes are situated in an exclusive panoramic setting overlooking the Skyview Golf Course and beautiful lakes. Recognized as one of the most remarkable communities in Florida you will enjoy the private club amenities and active lifestyle. MLS#353663 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $415,000 000BG8Z 5569 W. G ULF TO L AKE H WY C RYSTAL R IVER FL 34429 O FFICE : (352) 795-6633 Alexander AGENT ON DUTY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! REAL ESTATE, INC. WWW ALEXRE COM EMAIL : SALES @ ALEXRE COM Realtor JUST NORTH OF CRYSTAL RIVER 24 x 44 1983 dbl wide M/H on 1.77 acres of land. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 10 x 16 workshop, paved roads, breakfast bar, cathedral ceilings. P artial fencing, front & rear wooden porches. #344452 $65,000 HOMOSASSA 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H on 6 acres of land. 12 x 24 workshop w/electric, metal roof over, updated appliances, fenced and cross fenced, covered rear porch, front wood decking. #353937 $90,000 INVERNESS beautiful panoramic view of the lake from the living room of this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home w/country kitchen, breeze way between house and one car garage. B ack yard has path to floating dock. #354040 $160,000 HOMOSASSA big & beautiful, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 1999 D/W M/H on 1/2 ac. FINANCING-AVAILABLE SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL, cathedral ceilings, huge gourmet kitchen w/island & lots of cabinets, pantry & skylight. S tone faced fireplace, inside laundry. #351863 $49,900 INVERNESS convenient location to downtown, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, family room, utility room, screened patio and car garage. N eeds updating and a little TLC P rice negotiable. #353428 $49,000 DUNNELLON 1998 nobility D/W M/H w/3 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 2.5 acres. M aster bath garden tub w/dbl vanity & shower. C ountry kitchen, vaulted ceilings, 16 x 20 workshop w/electric, inside laundry w/washer-dryer. #348244 $65,000 CRYSTAL RIVER-NORTH 2.5 acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H with 3 car garage/workshop. L arge wood deck on front and 10 x 12 rear deck. L arge country kitchen, large master bath w/garden tub & separate shower. #354504 $112,500 BEVERLY HILLS JAMAICAN model, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, family rm, screen porch, country kitchen, dining rm, needs lots of work and cleaning. O ff of F orest R idge B lvd., newer homes area. #352929 PRICE REDUCED $50,000 Dont ruin your trees natural beauty Kerry Kreider THE ARBORIST Think vertical when designing spaces See VERTICAL / Page E8 summer rains arrive. Azaleas flower best with at least six hours of full sun but can benefit from afternoon shade in Central Florida. Walters Viburnum is an evergreen native shrub in Central Florida. Most garden varieties are selected for some desirable trait like denser foliage, repeat flowering or height and diameter at maturity. Prune to create and maintain a smaller compact shape immediately after flowers fade in spring. Birds appreciate the dense cover as protection from predators like wandering and feral cats. Dense twigs also offer good nest sites and places to perch and feed fledglings. The drawback is that seeds will be removed, eliminating a food source for wildlife. Conscientious gardeners provide water sources, bird baths, nectar feeders and feeding stations for birds, bees and butterflies. Wildlife viewing is a pleasant benefit of gardening and is enhanced by thoughtful pruning. Jane Weber is a Professional Gardener and Consultant. Semi-retired, she grows thousands of native plants. 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B y May, the abundant first flush of spring flowers such as Knock-Out roses and the spreading Verbenas have faded to hips and seed heads. Few flower clusters remain as plants try to mature seeds. Verbena spreads its stems to cover the ground. Leaf nodes in contact with the soil will readily send down roots and form a new plant that can be severed from the parent after a month or two. Gardeners who want more flowers and longerlasting flower periods must prune knowledgably. To promote more flowers, simply sit on a garden stool or cart and dead-head: snip off spent flowers before seeds develop. Many selected cultivated varieties may have sterile seed. Little Gem Magnolia will bloom much longer if reachable dead flowers are snapped off as they fade. Side shoots quickly form with new leaves to create denser foliage and more flowers. Energetic gardeners with large beds of the same species could carefully use a string trimmer. Bag the clippings to add to the compost pile. Encore azaleas, a patented, trademarked variety of Rhododendron have finished their spring bloom period and can be pruned for form and density as soon as new stems have more than three sets of new leaves. Pinch the tips to remove the single growth shoot. New shoots will grow where leaves join the woody stem. Clusters of new stems are shorter and foliage much more dense. New shoots will start to flower at their tips by early September and continue until a killing frost. Four-week types of Azaleas like the Indian Formosas can also be heavily pruned for height and shape immediately after flowers fade in March. The cut stems soon produce three to five new shoots. When these have more than three sets of leaflets, each tip can be tip pinched to produce another cluster of new dense shoots. Flower buds start to form in June do not prune Indian Azaleas after June, for you will be cutting off next years flowers. Repeat blooming Fashion and Red Ruffle azaleas can also be pinched immediately after each spurt of flowers. The resulting shrub will have denser foliage and still repeat its flowering two or three times a year. Salmon-colored Fashion matures about 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet diameter. It has tiny leaves that turn burgundy in cold winter weather. Red Ruffle has leaves over an inch long and generally grows about 2 feet high by 3 feet diameter. Both can hold their place in the garden for 20 years or more without much care if the soil is humus-rich and retains moisture until the C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E5 E8 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE LARGEST SELECTION OF FORECLOSURES IN CITRUS COUNTY 0 0 0 B F I Q 311 W. Main St., Inverness 352-726-5263 www.landmarkinverness.com HAVE YOU SEARCHED THE WORLD OVER FOR YOUR ONE TRUE LOVE? Are you tired of looking and just feel lost? Look no further, the answer to all your hopes can be found at 3101 S. Graymor Path Superspacious home with amazing details. End your day sipping wine on your pool lanai and watching the deer roam your over 2 acres. You can find paradise for ONLY $229,000. MLS# 353220 Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. CUTE & COZY WATERFRONT two story 3/2 home in charming Floral City Home has received some updating however more TLC is required to make the perfect fit. Home features a rear shed, decking, wood cabinets, and small dock. This home qualifies for the Homepath Renovation Mortgage. 11609 Salmon Dr. $69,000 .MLS #355351. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING SUGARMILL WOODS 3/2/2 pool home designed and decorated with exquisite taste! Home boasts custom pavers throughout the lanai and surrounding the Jacuzzi and waterfall, split & open floor plan, family room with warming fireplace, formal living room with view of pool, gourmet kitchen with roomy breakfast bar, custom shelving, decorator lights, interior laundry, tile roof, view of the 8th hole and topped off with a home warranty. An exceptional buy for ONLY $263,700! MLS #355303. 80 Cypress Blvd. W. Call Kim Fuller 352-212-5752 or Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598. LARGER THAN LIFE is this4600 sq. ft. contemporary design home featuring 4/3.5/2 PLUS a detached garage with an in-law suite. Make an offer. Short Sale. 8925 E. Gospel Island Rd. MLS #352873. $149,900 Call Jean CasseseAppt. Only 352-201-7034. REDUCED DREAM HOME! Incredible opportunity to make this 2003, 3/2/2 Citrus Hills home yours for ONLY $169,000! This amazing home offers its own private & serene tropical getaway with a professionally designed water garden on the screen enclosed lanai. Home boasts a split floor plan, cathedral & tray ceilings, formal dining, covered lanai, corian counters & wood cabinets, interior laundry, finished garage with tons of storage, rounded corners, plant shelving. Call ANYTIME & ANYDAY to view this home. You will not be disappointed! 564 Indigo. MLS #354230. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. OVER 2243 SQ. FT. OF LIVING SPACE in this 4/ 2 home. Nice quiet street, outbuildings, fireplace and more. This is a must see. MLS #355082. SUPER PRICE OF ONLY $77,900. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. REDUCED!!! Beautiful 2007, 3/2/1 home featuring split floor plan, wood cabinets, indoor laundry, French doors and neutral decor. $69,000 Move right in. 3097 E Porter St. MLS #354586. Call JeanCassese 352-201-7034. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP handyman special in fantastic Brookridge for ONLY $20,000! The hard part has been done....the home has been gutted and ready for you to remodel to make the perfect home! It is a sure fire easy way to customize all of your decor. Home features fencing, attached carport and side screen porch. MLS #354540. 9326 Scepter, Brooksville. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FABULOUS FEATURES!! Spacious 3/2.5 two story home with 2,736 sq. ft. of living. This home boast new interior paint & flooring, bonus room, interior laundry, pantry, appliances, wood cabinets, split & open floor plans, wood burning fireplace, Kinetico water system, crown molding, decorator lights, and nestled on 1.15 acres. ONLY $119,900 6840 Avocado. MLS #355374. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANTASTIC 2006 3/2/2 HOME LOCATED IN FABULOUS SUMMER GLEN FOR ONLY $99,900! Home boasts a rear screen porch, vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, plantation shutters, rounded corners, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, interior laundry...ready to move in! This action packed 55+ community features golfing, tennis, clubhouse, pool, playgrounds, fitness center. MLS #353795. 1702 SW 158th Call Tomika Spires Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. SUPER PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS FABULOUS HOME. New roof, great location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with Bonus room in garage. Caged inground pool on 2 acres MOL. Amazing find at ONLY $224,500 MLS #353220. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW BREATHTAKING THIS HOME IS. From the minute you enter the foyer to the time you arrive at the tropical pool area you will be awed. So many upgrades and decorator touches t hroughout. This is one th at must be seen to be appreciated. Custom built is an understatement. 3/3/2 with 14 ft. ceilings. All d iscriminating buyers will appreciate the price of $599,000 Clearview Estates on Spend A Buck Dr MLS #340869. HOME SWEET HOME! Spacious split floor plan in this 3/2/2 home includes both living and family rooms. Built 1975, needs some updating but well maintained. 5291 E. Lambert Ln., Inverness $63,500 MLS #354515. Call Tonya Koch 352-613-6427 or Debbie Tannery 352-613-3983. ITS TIME TO LIVE THE WATERFRONT DREAM! Fannie Mae owned 2/2 waterfront condo in The Islands Home features living and family rooms, rear patio, breakfast bar, boat dock, and inside laundry. This fantastic waterfront community offers a large community pool, tennis courts, and recreational activities. 11358 Bayshore Dr. MLS #354826. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANNIE MAE OWNED 3/2/2 built in 2006 with 1,552 sq. ft. of living in a well maintained gated community. Home features a rear deck, lawn sprinklers, great room, dining area, breakfast bar, interior laundry with cabinets, pantry, landscaping and more. In need of some TLC but well worth it. MLS #355335. 8751 Fetterbush, Brooksville Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. NEW HOME & HOMESITE IN SUGARMILL WOODS Building Custom Homes throughout the Nature Coast 000BFXD SAVE MONEY BUILD NEW Of Citrus Inc. CBC049056 Hwy. 19, 4 1 2 miles south of Homosassa Springs. 8016 S. Suncoast Blvd. 352-382-4888 www.sweetwaterhomes.com swhsales@tampabay.rr.com 2011 2011 2011 2011 HOMEBUILDER NEW HOMES, VILLAS, REMODELS & COMMERCIAL Complete Package $ 199,800 6 Month Build Time 3/2/2 Smart gardeners know uses of pruning Jane Weber JANES GARDEN See JANE / Page E9 GOT A NEWS TIP? The Chronicle welcomes tips from readers about breaking news. Call the newsroom at 352563-5660, and be prepared to give your name, phone number and the address of the event. To submit story ideas for feature sections, call 352-563-5660 and ask for Nancy Kennedy. Again, be prepared to leave a detailed message. designer Kyle Schuneman of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles. Ready for your own crash-course in thinking vertically? Quinn, Schuneman and decordemon.com founder Brian Patrick Flynn offer tips on how to work effectively with the heights of furniture, draperies and decorative pieces: Maximize small spaces To make a small or low room feel bigger, draw some vertical lines, says Schuneman. Hang the curtains all the way to the ceiling, not to where windows stop. Your eye visually feels like the space has been lifted, he says. Patterned wallpaper or painted stripes on a wall can also help do the trick. For tile bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes, Quinn suggests hanging rectangular subway-style wall tiles vertically, so they appear as tall, thin pieces. People normally use subway tiles horizontally, presenting them as short, wide rectangles. Bring intimacy to large spacesThe same principles work in reverse. You can bring a large room down to a more comfortable scale by adding horizontal lines through contrasting colors or added surfaces. A kitchen island with several levels will make a high-ceilinged kitchen feel cozier, says Quinn. To decorate a huge loft space recently, Schuneman used lower seating profiles for all the couches and side chairs, and that really kind of created a nook within a big space. It became a room within a room, perfect for intimate conversation. Play with light Lighting also can bring a large room down to size or add the impression of lift to lower ceilings. When spaces are tall, grounding them with pendant lights or chandeliers really makes a space seem more intimate, Flynn says. Quinn agrees: We notice hanging lights in relation to the heads of people standing in a room. Lights that hang within a few inches of the heads of your tallest guests will make even a very tall room feel warm and welcoming. For low-ceilinged rooms, try recessed ceiling lighting instead of hanging lights. Quinn suggests choosing smaller, pin-point recessed lights rather than the wider, can lights. The larger ones can make you feel as though a spotlight is bearing down on you. Another trick: If your ceiling lighting can be positioned, point lights toward the sides of the room rather than directly downward. This widens and opens up the space. Add drama You can have fun with height in bedrooms, Flynn says, even if the ceiling is low. I do this by playing with scale and proportion in relation to tall, architectural headboards or platform beds, he says. Similar to a giant chandelier in a grand entry, I love walking into a bedroom and being greeted by a statement bed. To keep a tall headboard from being too tall, I counterbalance it with hefty bedside chests, and either hanging pendant lamps above them, or by bringing in super-tall table lamps. Or use art to play with dimensions: A super wide, extra tall piece of art over a simple sofa in a living room can strike the perfect balance between the furnishings and the architecture, Flynn says. Create storageFurniture that extends to the ceiling can visually open up the space, but also give you all that storage youd lose otherwise, Schuneman says. So build custom cabinets all the way to the ceiling or choose pieces of furniture that reach as close to your ceiling as possible. People often use a cabinet that they already have, which doesnt reach the ceiling, and then try to add storage baskets on top, he says, instead of buying the right piece that taller piece from the beginning. Distract from a bad viewThe best places to use tall, vertical furnishings are in rooms where stellar views arent the main attraction, says Flynn. I wouldnt be quick to do high-back, Hollywood Regency chairs along a floorto-ceiling glass wall in a Manhattan high-rise overlooking Central Park. If youve made the right decisions about height, Schuneman says, then you can fill a space with furnishings without feeling overcrowded. It sounds counterintuitive, he says. But the more furniture you put into a space, it does actually open up the space. It shows how usable it is. VERTICALContinued from Page E4 K IM C OOK For The Associated PressS ome of us are shower people, and some are bathers. But theres a way to be both, as the Japanese discovered centuries ago when they developed the ofuro, or soaking tub. Traditionally, the Japanese get clean with a shower or hand bath and then step into an ofuro, a deep tub full of clean hot water. These tubs are often large enough that several family members can have a communal soak. Its considered a relaxing and important ritual. The idea has caught on here, and there are now several manufacturers making ofuro tubs suitable for one bather or a couple. Usually about 27 inches deep, the tubs typically have built-in seats, and often a grab bar. Theyre available in acrylic, composite, wood, even stainless steel and copper. Diamond Spas/Associated Press In this undated handout photo released by Diamond Spas, a stainless steel elliptical soakingtub from Diamond Spas is situated amongst white river rocks in a sleek, Asian-inspired tiled bath as shown. Soaking tubs offer Zen-like experience SOURCES www.wooden tubs.com Hinoki tubs, $5,280 and up. www.hollyrickert design.com. www.cabuchon .com Ficore tubs made in Lancaster, England. www.kallista.com Perfect Deep Soak tub, $1,695 and up. www.homedepot .com Kohlers Greek tub, $1,085. www.diamond spas.com stainless steel and copper baths. See TUBS / Page E9

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Health and Safety: Robyn Tyler. Horse: Sammy Parker, Makenzie Tomczak, Lindsey Wyman, and Cheyenne Worth. Leisure and Performing Arts: Abigail Hinkle, Juliana Landry, Layton Copeland Lauren Philipps, and Peter Uzar. Mechanical and Electronic Sciences: Jonathan Dovi and David Dovi. Natural Resources: Hunter McPherson, David Meeks, Nathan Meeks, and Bryce Uzzolino. Small Animals and Pets: Jonas Duncan. Public Speaking: Abbey Mattingly, Kylie Philipps, and Jordan Quinanilla. Horse Public Speaking: Maleah Williamson. Workforce Prep: Olivia Snipes and Anna Venero. Share-the-Fun, a talent contest, allowed 4-Hers to enhance appreciation of talent and build confidence. Nathan Snipes performed a vocal act and Robyn Tyler performed a piano number. Fashion Review youth sewed, purchased or embellished articles of clothing to express their personality. Deanna Williams sewed her own dress, while Olivia Snipes added rhinestones to a prom dress for the embellishment category. Senior 4-Hers who earned blue ribbons in their categories are eligible to compete this summer at 4-H Congress, our state competition. These senior youths will also get the opportunity to experience a taste of University of Florida college life. They will stay in dorms on campus, eat meals at Gator Dining and have the opportunity to take in-depth workshops taught by professors in their 4-H project areas. So wish them all the best of luck! For information about how to start or join a club in your area, contact your Citrus County Extensions 4-H Office by calling 352-527-5712, or email Amy Duncan, the 4H agent, at amy.duncan@ bocc.citrus.fl.us. Citrus County Extension connects the public with the University of Florida/IFASs knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs. Programs and activities offered by the Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, handicap, sex, religion or national origin. created a few good Remember When moments for some of our readers. All vintage Daisy products are collectible. I am not aware of the rarity factor for your Daisy popgun. Generally, Daisy popguns sell below the $100 range, perhaps more on a lucky day. For more specific information, try contacting Hakes Auction at www.hakes.com. They specialize in the category. Let us know how things work out. Dear John: I hope you can help my friend with some information. She has a super-large collection of baseball cards and football cards and she has no idea of how much value they might have. I thought of your show and thought you might be able to suggest someone she can contact. L.M., Brooksville Dear L.M.: First, your friend needs to make an inventory of the collection. In order to sell the cards, contact Lelands Sports Auction. The website is www. lelands.com. Good luck. John Sikorski has been a professional in the antiques business for 30 years. He hosts a call-in radio show, Sikorskis Attic, on WJUF (90.1 FM) Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. Send questions to Sikorskis Attic, c/o The Citrus County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 or ask sikorski @aol.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E7 E6 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE ERA Jackie Davis Always there for you. (352) 634-2371 Cell (800) 476-2590 Toll Free bob@bjdavis.com American Realty & Investments 117 S. Hwy 41 Inverness, FL Jackie & Bob Davis For a Visual Tour of our listings and all MLS: bjdavis.com 000BFIJ A GEM OF A HOME 2 Master suites 2-Car garage Caged pool Remodeled kitchen, baths Newer roof Half-acre $142,500 MLS 354371 JOYFUL AND CHEERY Bedrooms, 2 baths Eat-in kitchen Interior laundry Screened lanai On the 9th tee Lawn care provided $99,750 MLS 353490 G O L F C O U R S E G O L F C O U R S E GOLF COURSE UNIQUE FLOOR PLAN 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Interior Laundry 2-Zone C/H/A 15x30 Pool Circular Driveway Half Acre $115,000 MLS 354919 (352) 726-2471 After Hours (352) 302-6714 All Citrus Realty INC CALL Roy Bass TODAY Email: roybass@tampabay.rr.com www.allcitrusrealty.com 000Bftu OPEN LAKE FRONT-FLORAL CITY, FL Over 1 acre on the lake. Cozy and updated 2BR cottage. Wooded, boat dock & house. $174,900 MLS#349699 BANK BUILDING-INVERNESS, FL Prime commercial location on Main Street. Over 1400 sq. ft situated on 100 x 212 lot. $450,000 BANK OWNED-INVERNESS, FL Commercial corner on Hwy 44 East with approx. 1300 sq. ft building. $71,900 MLS#354972 OAKS GOLF COURSE-HERNANDO, FL Best buy for 1/2 acre on the 3rd tee. $29,900 MLS#321216 CITRUS RIDGE REALTY 3521 N. LECANTO HWY., BEVERLY HILLS, FL 34465 1-888-789-7100 www.citrusbestbuy.com Tom Balfour REALTOR Amanda & Kirk Johnson BROKER/ASSOC. REALTOR, GRI Art Paty REALTOR Lil Avenus & Hal Steiner REALTOR BROKER 746-9000 0 0 0 B F 9 4 3427 PINE RIDGE BLVD. 3/3/2 354267 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 005 PO OL CITRUS HILLS 1238 E. TRIPLE CROWN LP 4/3/3 353329 $365,000 P OOL 5984 N. ROSEWOOD DR. 3/2/3 345235 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 011 9005 N. CITRUS SPRINGS BLVD. 4/3/3 353901 $164,500 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 006 44 CHICKAPIN CIRCLE 3/2/2 354378 $139,900 SUGARMILL WOODS GOLF COURSE 510 W. PLAYER PATH 2/2/1 352984 $91,500 LAUREL RIDGE 822 W. DEACON 3/2/2 353982 $89,900 2 003 CITRUS SPRINGS 21 TRUMAN BLVD. 2/2/2 351656 $59,900 BEVERLY HILLS CITRUS SPRINGS 7768 N. SARAZEN 3/2/2 354564 $144,900 P O OL 6396 N. EARLSHIRE 4/2/2 350502 $129,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2450 N. BRENTWOOD CIR. 2/2/2 354530 $122,500 BRENTWOOD 6560 N. DELTONA 3/2/2 355155 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2173 W. TACOMA 4/3/3 353801 $149,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 005 PINE RIDGE 4889 N. PEPPERMINT DR. 3/2/2 354938 $149,900 20 02 2667 FLAME LP 3/3/2 354963 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS GOLF COURSE P OOL 9570 N. CITRUS SPRINGS 348850 $176,900 O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING GNC COMMERCIAL 45 S. MELBOURNE 354341 $84,900 O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING COMMERCIAL 15 S. FILLMORE 2/2 354359 $49,900 BEVERLY HILLS O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING 101 S. BARBOUR ST. 2/2/2 354334 $64,900 BEVERLY HILLS O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING 311 S. TYLER 2/1.5/1 354946 $51,900 BEVERLY HILLS FURN ISHED P OOL D ear John: We have come across boxes of old Playboy magazines that my husband, now deceased, had been keeping. We think there are at least 100 of them. They seem to be in mint condition. Do you think they have any value? D.A., InternetDear D.A.: Yes, there is collector interest in Playboy magazines. Most sell in lots but there are specific issues that sell up into the hundreds, those are usually signed issues by whoever is on the cover. I suggest you try www. dtmagazine.com and search for Playboy. They have a price guide for individual years and issues. Dear John: Enclosed please find pictures of two lamps that were originally vases and a glass vase. They have been in my family for more than 60 years. The photographs are not the best, but you can get an idea of what they consist of. The lamps portray Chinese figures, which are raised, and it looks like the figures have hand-painted hair, mustaches, etc. The vase is green glass with a thistle pattern and gold trim. There are no chips or cracks. I would like to know if they have any value. I do not know if this is pertinent, but my great grandfather was chief stevedore on the Holland America for 50 years and he traveled extensively. S.W., Beverly HillsDear S.W.: The porcelain vases converted into lamps were likely made in China 75 to 100 years ago. I think they would sell in the $100 to $200 range for each. The green glass vase is called silver deposit glass. It was likely produced between World War I and II. If you look closely at the silver detail, you might find the word sterling. I can see in the photograph that the upper portion of the vase has been cut down. Potential dollar value, as is, is below $50. Dear John: I am curious about a 40-something-year-old High Chaparral western toy popgun that I have had since the late s, from the The High Chaparral TV series. The High Chaparral website and another website have it as being rare and hard to find. If there is any information you could give me I would greatly appreciate it. A., InternetDear A.: I suspect you have C itrus County 4-Hers have been competing again. 4-H District Events brought together 4-H members from four counties: Citrus, Marion, Hernando, and Sumter. The contest was May 5 at Howard Middle School in Ocala. Citrus County 4-Hers carried home many blue ribbons and made their parents, 4H clubs and their 4-H agent very proud. There were a wide diversity of contests occurring at 4-H District Events to build life skills in youth. Demonstrations/Illustrated Speeches allowed the 4-H members to share with others what they learned over the course of their project work. Junior members, 8 to 10 years old, and Intermediates, 11 to 13 years old, gave presentations lasting 3 to12 minutes, while the senior 4-Hers had to speak for 5 to 12 minutes. The Citrus members who participated in demonstration contests at District Events included: Animal Industry: Tanner Leturno, Kody Tomczak, Cheyenne Concidine, Brianna Saltmarsh and Leah Stanley. Earth Sciences: Brittany English Troxtell. Food Preparation: Raeven Stoess and Morgan Wayman. Food Science, Safety and Nutrition: Nathan Snipes. Yes, those old Playboy magazines are collectors items John Sikorski SIKORSKIS ATTIC 4-Hers compete at district HomeFront is a weekly real estate section published Sundays in the Citrus County Chronicle. Newspaper and Online advertising information........352-563-5592 ...................................................advertising@chronicleonline.com Classified advertising information...........................352-563-5966 News information...................................................352-563-5660 ....................................................newsdesk@chronicleonline.com Online real estate listing...............www.ChronicleHomeFinder.com The market leader in real estate information HOMEFRONTS REAL ESTATE DIGEST Submit information for Real Estate Digest via email to newsdesk@chronicleonline.com or fax to 352-5633280, attention HomeFront. News notes submitted without photos will not be reprinted if the photo is provided later. Email high-resolution JPEG (.jpg) photos to newsdesk@chronicleonline.com, attn: HomeFront. Digest photos are kept on file for future use. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit news notes for space and/or clarity. For details, call the newsroom at 352-563-5660. See ATTIC / Page E7 See 4-H / Page E7 Amy Duncan YOUNG IDEAS Special to the Chronicle Maleah Williamson, left, and Abigail Hinkle, Junior 4-Hers, await the results of district events judging. RIGHT: This green vase is an example of silver deposit glass, and was likely produced between World War I and World War II. FAR RIGHT: This porcelain vase was likely produced in China between 75 and 100 years ago. It would probably sell for between $100 and $200. Special to the Chronicle ATTICContinued from Page E6 4-H Continued from Page E6

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Health and Safety: Robyn Tyler. Horse: Sammy Parker, Makenzie Tomczak, Lindsey Wyman, and Cheyenne Worth. Leisure and Performing Arts: Abigail Hinkle, Juliana Landry, Layton Copeland Lauren Philipps, and Peter Uzar. Mechanical and Electronic Sciences: Jonathan Dovi and David Dovi. Natural Resources: Hunter McPherson, David Meeks, Nathan Meeks, and Bryce Uzzolino. Small Animals and Pets: Jonas Duncan. Public Speaking: Abbey Mattingly, Kylie Philipps, and Jordan Quinanilla. Horse Public Speaking: Maleah Williamson. Workforce Prep: Olivia Snipes and Anna Venero. Share-the-Fun, a talent contest, allowed 4-Hers to enhance appreciation of talent and build confidence. Nathan Snipes performed a vocal act and Robyn Tyler performed a piano number. Fashion Review youth sewed, purchased or embellished articles of clothing to express their personality. Deanna Williams sewed her own dress, while Olivia Snipes added rhinestones to a prom dress for the embellishment category. Senior 4-Hers who earned blue ribbons in their categories are eligible to compete this summer at 4-H Congress, our state competition. These senior youths will also get the opportunity to experience a taste of University of Florida college life. They will stay in dorms on campus, eat meals at Gator Dining and have the opportunity to take in-depth workshops taught by professors in their 4-H project areas. So wish them all the best of luck! For information about how to start or join a club in your area, contact your Citrus County Extensions 4-H Office by calling 352-527-5712, or email Amy Duncan, the 4H agent, at amy.duncan@ bocc.citrus.fl.us. Citrus County Extension connects the public with the University of Florida/IFASs knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs. Programs and activities offered by the Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, handicap, sex, religion or national origin. created a few good Remember When moments for some of our readers. All vintage Daisy products are collectible. I am not aware of the rarity factor for your Daisy popgun. Generally, Daisy popguns sell below the $100 range, perhaps more on a lucky day. For more specific information, try contacting Hakes Auction at www.hakes.com. They specialize in the category. Let us know how things work out. Dear John: I hope you can help my friend with some information. She has a super-large collection of baseball cards and football cards and she has no idea of how much value they might have. I thought of your show and thought you might be able to suggest someone she can contact. L.M., Brooksville Dear L.M.: First, your friend needs to make an inventory of the collection. In order to sell the cards, contact Lelands Sports Auction. The website is www. lelands.com. Good luck. John Sikorski has been a professional in the antiques business for 30 years. He hosts a call-in radio show, Sikorskis Attic, on WJUF (90.1 FM) Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. Send questions to Sikorskis Attic, c/o The Citrus County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 or ask sikorski @aol.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E7 E6 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE ERA Jackie Davis Always there for you. (352) 634-2371 Cell (800) 476-2590 Toll Free bob@bjdavis.com American Realty & Investments 117 S. Hwy 41 Inverness, FL Jackie & Bob Davis For a Visual Tour of our listings and all MLS: bjdavis.com 000BFIJ A GEM OF A HOME 2 Master suites 2-Car garage Caged pool Remodeled kitchen, baths Newer roof Half-acre $142,500 MLS 354371 JOYFUL AND CHEERY Bedrooms, 2 baths Eat-in kitchen Interior laundry Screened lanai On the 9th tee Lawn care provided $99,750 MLS 353490 G O L F C O U R S E G O L F C O U R S E GOLF COURSE UNIQUE FLOOR PLAN 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Interior Laundry 2-Zone C/H/A 15x30 Pool Circular Driveway Half Acre $115,000 MLS 354919 (352) 726-2471 After Hours (352) 302-6714 All Citrus Realty INC CALL Roy Bass TODAY Email: roybass@tampabay.rr.com www.allcitrusrealty.com 000Bftu OPEN LAKE FRONT-FLORAL CITY, FL Over 1 acre on the lake. Cozy and updated 2BR cottage. Wooded, boat dock & house. $174,900 MLS#349699 BANK BUILDING-INVERNESS, FL Prime commercial location on Main Street. Over 1400 sq. ft situated on 100 x 212 lot. $450,000 BANK OWNED-INVERNESS, FL Commercial corner on Hwy 44 East with approx. 1300 sq. ft building. $71,900 MLS#354972 OAKS GOLF COURSE-HERNANDO, FL Best buy for 1/2 acre on the 3rd tee. $29,900 MLS#321216 CITRUS RIDGE REALTY 3521 N. LECANTO HWY., BEVERLY HILLS, FL 34465 1-888-789-7100 www.citrusbestbuy.com Tom Balfour REALTOR Amanda & Kirk Johnson BROKER/ASSOC. REALTOR, GRI Art Paty REALTOR Lil Avenus & Hal Steiner REALTOR BROKER 746-9000 0 0 0 B F 9 4 3427 PINE RIDGE BLVD. 3/3/2 354267 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 005 PO OL CITRUS HILLS 1238 E. TRIPLE CROWN LP 4/3/3 353329 $365,000 P OOL 5984 N. ROSEWOOD DR. 3/2/3 345235 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 011 9005 N. CITRUS SPRINGS BLVD. 4/3/3 353901 $164,500 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 006 44 CHICKAPIN CIRCLE 3/2/2 354378 $139,900 SUGARMILL WOODS GOLF COURSE 510 W. PLAYER PATH 2/2/1 352984 $91,500 LAUREL RIDGE 822 W. DEACON 3/2/2 353982 $89,900 2 003 CITRUS SPRINGS 21 TRUMAN BLVD. 2/2/2 351656 $59,900 BEVERLY HILLS CITRUS SPRINGS 7768 N. SARAZEN 3/2/2 354564 $144,900 P O OL 6396 N. EARLSHIRE 4/2/2 350502 $129,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2450 N. BRENTWOOD CIR. 2/2/2 354530 $122,500 BRENTWOOD 6560 N. DELTONA 3/2/2 355155 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2173 W. TACOMA 4/3/3 353801 $149,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 005 PINE RIDGE 4889 N. PEPPERMINT DR. 3/2/2 354938 $149,900 20 02 2667 FLAME LP 3/3/2 354963 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS GOLF COURSE P OOL 9570 N. CITRUS SPRINGS 348850 $176,900 O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING GNC COMMERCIAL 45 S. MELBOURNE 354341 $84,900 O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING COMMERCIAL 15 S. FILLMORE 2/2 354359 $49,900 BEVERLY HILLS O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING 101 S. BARBOUR ST. 2/2/2 354334 $64,900 BEVERLY HILLS O W N E R F I N A N C I N G O W N E R F I N A N C I N G OWNER FINANCING 311 S. TYLER 2/1.5/1 354946 $51,900 BEVERLY HILLS FURN ISHED P OOL D ear John: We have come across boxes of old Playboy magazines that my husband, now deceased, had been keeping. We think there are at least 100 of them. They seem to be in mint condition. Do you think they have any value? D.A., InternetDear D.A.: Yes, there is collector interest in Playboy magazines. Most sell in lots but there are specific issues that sell up into the hundreds, those are usually signed issues by whoever is on the cover. I suggest you try www. dtmagazine.com and search for Playboy. They have a price guide for individual years and issues. Dear John: Enclosed please find pictures of two lamps that were originally vases and a glass vase. They have been in my family for more than 60 years. The photographs are not the best, but you can get an idea of what they consist of. The lamps portray Chinese figures, which are raised, and it looks like the figures have hand-painted hair, mustaches, etc. The vase is green glass with a thistle pattern and gold trim. There are no chips or cracks. I would like to know if they have any value. I do not know if this is pertinent, but my great grandfather was chief stevedore on the Holland America for 50 years and he traveled extensively. S.W., Beverly HillsDear S.W.: The porcelain vases converted into lamps were likely made in China 75 to 100 years ago. I think they would sell in the $100 to $200 range for each. The green glass vase is called silver deposit glass. It was likely produced between World War I and II. If you look closely at the silver detail, you might find the word sterling. I can see in the photograph that the upper portion of the vase has been cut down. Potential dollar value, as is, is below $50. Dear John: I am curious about a 40-something-year-old High Chaparral western toy popgun that I have had since the late s, from the The High Chaparral TV series. The High Chaparral website and another website have it as being rare and hard to find. If there is any information you could give me I would greatly appreciate it. A., InternetDear A.: I suspect you have C itrus County 4-Hers have been competing again. 4-H District Events brought together 4-H members from four counties: Citrus, Marion, Hernando, and Sumter. The contest was May 5 at Howard Middle School in Ocala. Citrus County 4-Hers carried home many blue ribbons and made their parents, 4H clubs and their 4-H agent very proud. There were a wide diversity of contests occurring at 4-H District Events to build life skills in youth. Demonstrations/Illustrated Speeches allowed the 4-H members to share with others what they learned over the course of their project work. Junior members, 8 to 10 years old, and Intermediates, 11 to 13 years old, gave presentations lasting 3 to12 minutes, while the senior 4-Hers had to speak for 5 to 12 minutes. The Citrus members who participated in demonstration contests at District Events included: Animal Industry: Tanner Leturno, Kody Tomczak, Cheyenne Concidine, Brianna Saltmarsh and Leah Stanley. Earth Sciences: Brittany English Troxtell. Food Preparation: Raeven Stoess and Morgan Wayman. Food Science, Safety and Nutrition: Nathan Snipes. Yes, those old Playboy magazines are collectors items John Sikorski SIKORSKIS ATTIC 4-Hers compete at district HomeFront is a weekly real estate section published Sundays in the Citrus County Chronicle. 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For details, call the newsroom at 352-563-5660. See ATTIC / Page E7 See 4-H / Page E7 Amy Duncan YOUNG IDEAS Special to the Chronicle Maleah Williamson, left, and Abigail Hinkle, Junior 4-Hers, await the results of district events judging. RIGHT: This green vase is an example of silver deposit glass, and was likely produced between World War I and World War II. FAR RIGHT: This porcelain vase was likely produced in China between 75 and 100 years ago. It would probably sell for between $100 and $200. Special to the Chronicle ATTICContinued from Page E6 4-H Continued from Page E6

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B y May, the abundant first flush of spring flowers such as Knock-Out roses and the spreading Verbenas have faded to hips and seed heads. Few flower clusters remain as plants try to mature seeds. Verbena spreads its stems to cover the ground. Leaf nodes in contact with the soil will readily send down roots and form a new plant that can be severed from the parent after a month or two. Gardeners who want more flowers and longerlasting flower periods must prune knowledgably. To promote more flowers, simply sit on a garden stool or cart and dead-head: snip off spent flowers before seeds develop. Many selected cultivated varieties may have sterile seed. Little Gem Magnolia will bloom much longer if reachable dead flowers are snapped off as they fade. Side shoots quickly form with new leaves to create denser foliage and more flowers. Energetic gardeners with large beds of the same species could carefully use a string trimmer. Bag the clippings to add to the compost pile. Encore azaleas, a patented, trademarked variety of Rhododendron have finished their spring bloom period and can be pruned for form and density as soon as new stems have more than three sets of new leaves. Pinch the tips to remove the single growth shoot. New shoots will grow where leaves join the woody stem. Clusters of new stems are shorter and foliage much more dense. New shoots will start to flower at their tips by early September and continue until a killing frost. Four-week types of Azaleas like the Indian Formosas can also be heavily pruned for height and shape immediately after flowers fade in March. The cut stems soon produce three to five new shoots. When these have more than three sets of leaflets, each tip can be tip pinched to produce another cluster of new dense shoots. Flower buds start to form in June do not prune Indian Azaleas after June, for you will be cutting off next years flowers. Repeat blooming Fashion and Red Ruffle azaleas can also be pinched immediately after each spurt of flowers. The resulting shrub will have denser foliage and still repeat its flowering two or three times a year. Salmon-colored Fashion matures about 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet diameter. It has tiny leaves that turn burgundy in cold winter weather. Red Ruffle has leaves over an inch long and generally grows about 2 feet high by 3 feet diameter. Both can hold their place in the garden for 20 years or more without much care if the soil is humus-rich and retains moisture until the C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E5 E8 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE LARGEST SELECTION OF FORECLOSURES IN CITRUS COUNTY 0 0 0 B F I Q 311 W. Main St., Inverness 352-726-5263 www.landmarkinverness.com HAVE YOU SEARCHED THE WORLD OVER FOR YOUR ONE TRUE LOVE? Are you tired of looking and just feel lost? Look no further, the answer to all your hopes can be found at 3101 S. Graymor Path Superspacious home with amazing details. End your day sipping wine on your pool lanai and watching the deer roam your over 2 acres. You can find paradise for ONLY $229,000. MLS# 353220 Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. CUTE & COZY WATERFRONT two story 3/2 home in charming Floral City Home has received some updating however more TLC is required to make the perfect fit. Home features a rear shed, decking, wood cabinets, and small dock. This home qualifies for the Homepath Renovation Mortgage. 11609 Salmon Dr. $69,000 .MLS #355351. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING SUGARMILL WOODS 3/2/2 pool home designed and decorated with exquisite taste! Home boasts custom pavers throughout the lanai and surrounding the Jacuzzi and waterfall, split & open floor plan, family room with warming fireplace, formal living room with view of pool, gourmet kitchen with roomy breakfast bar, custom shelving, decorator lights, interior laundry, tile roof, view of the 8th hole and topped off with a home warranty. An exceptional buy for ONLY $263,700! MLS #355303. 80 Cypress Blvd. W. Call Kim Fuller 352-212-5752 or Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598. LARGER THAN LIFE is this4600 sq. ft. contemporary design home featuring 4/3.5/2 PLUS a detached garage with an in-law suite. Make an offer. Short Sale. 8925 E. Gospel Island Rd. MLS #352873. $149,900 Call Jean CasseseAppt. Only 352-201-7034. REDUCED DREAM HOME! Incredible opportunity to make this 2003, 3/2/2 Citrus Hills home yours for ONLY $169,000! This amazing home offers its own private & serene tropical getaway with a professionally designed water garden on the screen enclosed lanai. Home boasts a split floor plan, cathedral & tray ceilings, formal dining, covered lanai, corian counters & wood cabinets, interior laundry, finished garage with tons of storage, rounded corners, plant shelving. Call ANYTIME & ANYDAY to view this home. You will not be disappointed! 564 Indigo. MLS #354230. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. OVER 2243 SQ. FT. OF LIVING SPACE in this 4/ 2 home. Nice quiet street, outbuildings, fireplace and more. This is a must see. MLS #355082. SUPER PRICE OF ONLY $77,900. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. REDUCED!!! Beautiful 2007, 3/2/1 home featuring split floor plan, wood cabinets, indoor laundry, French doors and neutral decor. $69,000 Move right in. 3097 E Porter St. MLS #354586. Call JeanCassese 352-201-7034. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP handyman special in fantastic Brookridge for ONLY $20,000! The hard part has been done....the home has been gutted and ready for you to remodel to make the perfect home! It is a sure fire easy way to customize all of your decor. Home features fencing, attached carport and side screen porch. MLS #354540. 9326 Scepter, Brooksville. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FABULOUS FEATURES!! Spacious 3/2.5 two story home with 2,736 sq. ft. of living. This home boast new interior paint & flooring, bonus room, interior laundry, pantry, appliances, wood cabinets, split & open floor plans, wood burning fireplace, Kinetico water system, crown molding, decorator lights, and nestled on 1.15 acres. ONLY $119,900 6840 Avocado. MLS #355374. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANTASTIC 2006 3/2/2 HOME LOCATED IN FABULOUS SUMMER GLEN FOR ONLY $99,900! Home boasts a rear screen porch, vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, plantation shutters, rounded corners, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, interior laundry...ready to move in! This action packed 55+ community features golfing, tennis, clubhouse, pool, playgrounds, fitness center. MLS #353795. 1702 SW 158th Call Tomika Spires Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. SUPER PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS FABULOUS HOME. New roof, great location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with Bonus room in garage. Caged inground pool on 2 acres MOL. Amazing find at ONLY $224,500 MLS #353220. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW BREATHTAKING THIS HOME IS. From the minute you enter the foyer to the time you arrive at the tropical pool area you will be awed. So many upgrades and decorator touches t hroughout. This is one th at must be seen to be appreciated. Custom built is an understatement. 3/3/2 with 14 ft. ceilings. All d iscriminating buyers will appreciate the price of $599,000 Clearview Estates on Spend A Buck Dr MLS #340869. HOME SWEET HOME! Spacious split floor plan in this 3/2/2 home includes both living and family rooms. Built 1975, needs some updating but well maintained. 5291 E. Lambert Ln., Inverness $63,500 MLS #354515. Call Tonya Koch 352-613-6427 or Debbie Tannery 352-613-3983. ITS TIME TO LIVE THE WATERFRONT DREAM! Fannie Mae owned 2/2 waterfront condo in The Islands Home features living and family rooms, rear patio, breakfast bar, boat dock, and inside laundry. This fantastic waterfront community offers a large community pool, tennis courts, and recreational activities. 11358 Bayshore Dr. MLS #354826. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANNIE MAE OWNED 3/2/2 built in 2006 with 1,552 sq. ft. of living in a well maintained gated community. Home features a rear deck, lawn sprinklers, great room, dining area, breakfast bar, interior laundry with cabinets, pantry, landscaping and more. In need of some TLC but well worth it. MLS #355335. 8751 Fetterbush, Brooksville Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. NEW HOME & HOMESITE IN SUGARMILL WOODS Building Custom Homes throughout the Nature Coast 000BFXD SAVE MONEY BUILD NEW Of Citrus Inc. CBC049056 Hwy. 19, 4 1 2 miles south of Homosassa Springs. 8016 S. Suncoast Blvd. 352-382-4888 www.sweetwaterhomes.com swhsales@tampabay.rr.com 2011 2011 2011 2011 HOMEBUILDER NEW HOMES, VILLAS, REMODELS & COMMERCIAL Complete Package $ 199,800 6 Month Build Time 3/2/2 Smart gardeners know uses of pruning Jane Weber JANES GARDEN See JANE / Page E9 GOT A NEWS TIP? The Chronicle welcomes tips from readers about breaking news. Call the newsroom at 352563-5660, and be prepared to give your name, phone number and the address of the event. To submit story ideas for feature sections, call 352-563-5660 and ask for Nancy Kennedy. Again, be prepared to leave a detailed message. designer Kyle Schuneman of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles. Ready for your own crash-course in thinking vertically? Quinn, Schuneman and decordemon.com founder Brian Patrick Flynn offer tips on how to work effectively with the heights of furniture, draperies and decorative pieces: Maximize small spaces To make a small or low room feel bigger, draw some vertical lines, says Schuneman. Hang the curtains all the way to the ceiling, not to where windows stop. Your eye visually feels like the space has been lifted, he says. Patterned wallpaper or painted stripes on a wall can also help do the trick. For tile bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes, Quinn suggests hanging rectangular subway-style wall tiles vertically, so they appear as tall, thin pieces. People normally use subway tiles horizontally, presenting them as short, wide rectangles. Bring intimacy to large spacesThe same principles work in reverse. You can bring a large room down to a more comfortable scale by adding horizontal lines through contrasting colors or added surfaces. A kitchen island with several levels will make a high-ceilinged kitchen feel cozier, says Quinn. To decorate a huge loft space recently, Schuneman used lower seating profiles for all the couches and side chairs, and that really kind of created a nook within a big space. It became a room within a room, perfect for intimate conversation. Play with light Lighting also can bring a large room down to size or add the impression of lift to lower ceilings. When spaces are tall, grounding them with pendant lights or chandeliers really makes a space seem more intimate, Flynn says. Quinn agrees: We notice hanging lights in relation to the heads of people standing in a room. Lights that hang within a few inches of the heads of your tallest guests will make even a very tall room feel warm and welcoming. For low-ceilinged rooms, try recessed ceiling lighting instead of hanging lights. Quinn suggests choosing smaller, pin-point recessed lights rather than the wider, can lights. The larger ones can make you feel as though a spotlight is bearing down on you. Another trick: If your ceiling lighting can be positioned, point lights toward the sides of the room rather than directly downward. This widens and opens up the space. Add drama You can have fun with height in bedrooms, Flynn says, even if the ceiling is low. I do this by playing with scale and proportion in relation to tall, architectural headboards or platform beds, he says. Similar to a giant chandelier in a grand entry, I love walking into a bedroom and being greeted by a statement bed. To keep a tall headboard from being too tall, I counterbalance it with hefty bedside chests, and either hanging pendant lamps above them, or by bringing in super-tall table lamps. Or use art to play with dimensions: A super wide, extra tall piece of art over a simple sofa in a living room can strike the perfect balance between the furnishings and the architecture, Flynn says. Create storageFurniture that extends to the ceiling can visually open up the space, but also give you all that storage youd lose otherwise, Schuneman says. So build custom cabinets all the way to the ceiling or choose pieces of furniture that reach as close to your ceiling as possible. People often use a cabinet that they already have, which doesnt reach the ceiling, and then try to add storage baskets on top, he says, instead of buying the right piece that taller piece from the beginning. Distract from a bad viewThe best places to use tall, vertical furnishings are in rooms where stellar views arent the main attraction, says Flynn. I wouldnt be quick to do high-back, Hollywood Regency chairs along a floorto-ceiling glass wall in a Manhattan high-rise overlooking Central Park. If youve made the right decisions about height, Schuneman says, then you can fill a space with furnishings without feeling overcrowded. It sounds counterintuitive, he says. But the more furniture you put into a space, it does actually open up the space. It shows how usable it is. VERTICALContinued from Page E4 K IM C OOK For The Associated PressS ome of us are shower people, and some are bathers. But theres a way to be both, as the Japanese discovered centuries ago when they developed the ofuro, or soaking tub. Traditionally, the Japanese get clean with a shower or hand bath and then step into an ofuro, a deep tub full of clean hot water. These tubs are often large enough that several family members can have a communal soak. Its considered a relaxing and important ritual. The idea has caught on here, and there are now several manufacturers making ofuro tubs suitable for one bather or a couple. Usually about 27 inches deep, the tubs typically have built-in seats, and often a grab bar. Theyre available in acrylic, composite, wood, even stainless steel and copper. Diamond Spas/Associated Press In this undated handout photo released by Diamond Spas, a stainless steel elliptical soakingtub from Diamond Spas is situated amongst white river rocks in a sleek, Asian-inspired tiled bath as shown. Soaking tubs offer Zen-like experience SOURCES www.wooden tubs.com Hinoki tubs, $5,280 and up. www.hollyrickert design.com. www.cabuchon .com Ficore tubs made in Lancaster, England. www.kallista.com Perfect Deep Soak tub, $1,695 and up. www.homedepot .com Kohlers Greek tub, $1,085. www.diamond spas.com stainless steel and copper baths. See TUBS / Page E9

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Here are the steamy details on some options, and what you should consider before adding one to your home: Wooden tubs: Bill Finlay owns Sea Otter Woodworks in Haynes, Alaska. While hed been making outdoor hot tubs for a few years, he made his first ofuro at the request of a business associate, and that sparked an interest in perfecting the craft. I made a couple of fact-finding trips to Japan, then developed my own techniques, he says. Finlay makes the Hinoki Ofuro in a couple of sizes, suitable for one or two people. The material is an aromatic cypress native to Japan; the resin is bacteriaand rot-resistant and withstands humidity. The citrusy fragrance is a common aromatherapy component. Acrylic and composite tubs: Wykoff, N.J.-based bath designer Holly Rickert recently won an industry award for a design that incorporated an English soaking tub into a Japanese-style bath. One of her clients was of Japanese heritage, and had given her some brochures from Japanese hot spring spas. She placed the tub, Cabuchons curvy Pleasance Plus model, on a bed of river rocks in front of a window with forest views. My aim was to replicate the ofuro experience for her, says Rickert. Made of a proprietary solid composite called Ficore, Cabuchons tubs arent heavy. The maker says they retain heat better than most acrylics, dont chip and can be custom colored. Kohler makes the Greek acrylic soaking tub, a 4-foot-long, 23-inchdeep, one-person bath well-suited to a smaller bathroom. Kallistas Perfect Deep Soak bathtub has two raised corner seats at different heights. Metal tubs: Diamond Spas in Frederick, Colo., welds recycled copper and stainless steel into tubs that are lined with foam insulation, then buffed to a nice Old World finish. Like kitchen pans, the copper tubs can be left to develop a patina, or rendered shiny with a polishing compound. Soaking tubs arent as complicated to install as you might think. If youre putting in a smaller, oneor two-person tub, youll actually use less water than a conventional tub. But a four-person version can hold a lot of water close to 250 gallons, compared to around 50 for a conventional tub. So floor joists need to be able to hold the weight of the water, not just the tub. Also, make sure youll be able to get the tub sideways through doorways. Many tubs come with an overflow failsafe built in, but you should have a drain in the bathroom floor as well. The river rock bed is an attractive way to hide a draining floor system, but you can also tile the bathroom floor and install a drain. Youll need lots of good hot water, so upgrade your system, and consider an inline heater that continuously reheats the full tub. There are jetted options for many of these models, if youd prefer some bubbles with your soak. M ELISSA R AYWORTH For The Associated PressWhen we furnish a room, many of us carefully measure to be sure the couch isnt too wide or the dining room table too long. We draw a horizontal map, determined to fit everything in without crowding. But design experts do something more: They think vertically. Kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn, principal of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio in Atlanta, says that as designers learn to sketch room layouts in design school, they discover the impact of the vertical and horizontal lines that furnishings and architecture create. For example, a homeowner might not realize that a dark countertop contrasting with lighter cabinets underneath will create a horizontal line across the room, making the ceiling feel lower and the kitchen smaller. One of the main reasons that clients hire designers is that grasping scale can be difficult, says interior I n the past we have talked about the facts and consequences of tree topping. Unfortunately, topping continues to be a common practice, despite the efforts of various anti-topping advertising campaigns. A survey questionnaire was sent out to gain insight into homeowners motivations and knowledge of the consequences of topping. Results indicated that topping is viewed more favorably by less-informed homeowners. There are other means of reducing the height of a tree. The fact remains that good pruning practice rarely removes more than one quarter of the crown which, in turn, does not interfere with the ability of a trees leafy crown to manufacture food. Topping removes so much of the crown that it upsets an older trees well-developed crown-to-root ratio, and temporarily cuts off its food making ability. A topped tree is a disfigured tree. The large stubs of a topped tree have a difficult time forming callus. It also prevents the trees chemically based natural defense system from doing its job. The epicormic growth of a topped tree is more weakly attached than a limb that develops more normally thereby making the tree much more of a hazard than before. Once a tree is topped, it is robbed of its beauty, grace and health. Kerry Kreider is a practicing arborist and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, a tree preservationist and president of Action Tree Service. You can reach him at 352-726-9724 or action proarborist@yahoo.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E9 E4 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. LIVING ON THE WATER! This classic contemporary pool home is the right setting for living the Florida lifestyle. Open and airy with the plantation shutters diffusing the sunlight. 190 ft. of seawall gives you plenty of room to dock all the water toys imaginable! MLS # 354435 $489,000 Visit my website at: www.myflorida-house.com REALTOR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com GITTA BARTH 000BFIG 3560 N WOODGATE DR. THE GLEN Enjoy the Florida Lifestyle! Maintenance free living in this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage villa located in The Glen, a 55+ community, surrounded by nature, close to shopping, dining, medical. The home is in perfect condition, ready for you to move in, relax on your front porch and watch the wildlife in the large greenbelt! MLS #350097 $54,000 115 N. LEGION TERR. CITRUS HILLS Enjoy nature with mature oak trees and nice landscaping in beautiful Citrus Hills!! Situated on a one acre corner lot, this 3BR, 3BA home with screened in pool and patio area offers you the privacy you want!! Everything is very well maintained. New roof 5/2009. Just bring your suitcase and move right in! MLS #346203 $175,000 7080 DUVAL ISLAND DR. FLORAL CITY Incredible Vistas open waterfront on Lake Tsala Apopka, beautiful landscaped yard with waterfall and pond, a dock for your boat to go fishing this 3/2/1 pool home on 0.5 acre offers the lifestyle and privacy you deserve. It can be your paradise. MLS #351008 $239,000 3644 E. LAKE TODD DR. ARBOR LAKES Beautiful 2/2/1 home in gated 55+ community on Lake Tsala Apopka. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, tile floors, a spacious patio and the yard even has room for a pool! MLS #353089 $116,000 1432 SEATTLE SLEW INVERNESS Positioned to enjoy the stunning sunsets and catch the breezes this 3/2.5/2 home in the prestigious gated community of Belmont Hills comes with upgrades like hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and an impressive porch for entertaining. It can be yours. MLS #351012 $215,000 SOLD S O L D GRAB THIS BARGAIN! Take a look at this magnificent 4+/4/5 Country Estate on 10+ acre and take a 360 interactive virtual tour at www.mycountrydreamhome.com. MLS# 350369. $565,000 38 HAWTHORNE CYPRESS VILLAGE Fabulous Sweetwater 3/2/2 home on culde-sac! Move-in ready condition. All neutral colors and sparkling clean! Conveniently located to the new shopping center and Suncoast Parkway. MLS 353832 $149,000 S O L D NEW 000BF9M REALTY Michelle Klemm Cell 352-228-1440 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700 2/2/2 VILLA. MOVE-IN READY Mint condition, lots of room. Must See! Make an offer. Cypress Blvd. (L) on Seagrape, first villa on left. $112,000 or best offer. 1 Fairwood Ct. mls# 354818 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE 1645 West Main Street Inverness, FL 34450 and Century 21 Real Estate Corporation Equal Housing Opportunity INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED KAREN E. MORTON (352) 726-6668 (352) 212-7595 TOLL FREE 1-800-543-9163 Hall of Fame Centurion Member E-mail: kemorton@tampabay.rr.com Website: karenemorton.com 0008SQK CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE CENTURY 21 J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE 000BFWK 25 ACRES FLORAL CITY 2 Cracker style homes Tucked back in the woods, behind the wild ferns this property offers many possibilities. Paper subdivision should allow for subdividing into smaller tracts. Road frontage on Highway 48 and Daniels Road. The main home has 2 bedrooms with bright and cheery sun-room, PLUS storm cellar!! Large pole barn. MLS 355246 $293,000. FLORAL CITY 4 ACRE POOL HOME 3 bedrooms 2 baths large eat-in kitchen with corner window overlooking Lake Consuela, G REAT ROOM WITH FIREPLAC E, den/ office, volume ceilings throughout. Incredible master suite with corner fireplace and elegant bath.beautiful oaks tower over this beauty. MLS 355231 $259,900. DUPLEX INVERNESS 100% rented, each unit 2 bedroom 1 bath with 1 car garage and laundry area. City water and sewer. Great location close to city conveniences. OFFERED AT $119,900 MLS 353137 GREENBRIAR CONDO 2 bedroom 2 bath FULLY FURNISHED with carport Spotless and sparkling, all appliances, easy location to heated swimming pool. Ready for immediate occupancy. Great place to park your seasonal visitors while investing in this Buyers market!! $68,500 MLS SNOWBIRDS DONT LEAVE WITHOUT BUYING THIS GREAT WATERFRONT SEASONAL Located only min. from Inverness, this charming 2BR CBS home features new kit. and appliances, new BA, metal roof, FL rm., gar., central heat and air, all on beautiful fenced homesite on the canal to the main lake. BUYER WARRANTY INCLUDED. $79,000. Call Quade Feeser 302-7699 MRS. CLEAN LIVES HERE Spotless and sparkling 2BR, 2BA, fam. rm./den, FL rm., tile floors, large master suite. Great floor plan that flows. PLUS additional lot in rear with WOODWORKING SHOP AND EQUIP. BLDG. Access to back street. Great Privacy. OK to park motor home, or boat. PRICE REDUCED NOW $95,900. MLS #354416 R EDUCED REDUCED WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER BASS BITING AT YOUR BACK DOOR! Nestled under the majestic oaks this Florida 2 story 2000 sq. ft. stilt home is a fishermans dream. Spotless and sparkling, this home features OPEN GREAT ROOM WITH beautiful stone fireplace, fully equipped updated kitchen. CAGED INGROUND POOL, lots and lots of storage. WORKSHOP. MOVE-IN READY. Additional lot optional for $125,000. PROUDLY OFFERED AT $298,900 MLS #354170 NEW LIS TING FLORAL CITY 2 Bedroom, 1 bath remodeled mobile on .48 acres with DEEDED LAKE ACCESS. Detached 26 x 20 garage Plus 25 x 15 Florida room. 9 x 24 screen porch. City water. Great snowbird escape. MLS #350832 ONLY $39,900 NEW LISTING INVESTMENT PROPER TY HAMPTON HILLS Nestled under the oaks this 3BR, 3BA home shows like a model. Stunning wood floors in the great room with large picture window opening the formal dining area. Large eat-in kitchen, large bedrooms, lots of storage, PLUS caged INGROUND HEATED SWIMMING POOL. One acre. MLS #353549. $184,900 R E D U C E D R E D U C E D REDUCED INVERNESS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB W aterfront home C heck the space in the 3 bedroom 2 bath open floor plan design with over 2100 sq. ft of living area G reat home for entertaining or active family living 3 B r 2 bath 2 car garage L ocated on canal just one block from the club house. W here else can you fish and golf in the same neighborhood??? MLS #349550 $199,900 GOLFING & FISHIN G REDUCED PRICE! Multi-Million Dollar Realtor Cell: (352) 634-4346 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700x309 000BFR8 See Virtual Tours @ www.resalehomes4u.com REALTY GAIL COOPER Always There For You E-mail me: homes4u3@mindspring.com MOM WILL LOVE THIS GETAWAY! 2/2 *rare* end unit single story condo Opens to the #3 green on Cypress Hardwood flooring in dining/Great Room Updated tiled kitchen w/stainless steel Sold *as is* with furnishings included Home warranty for the buyers #354159 $66,000 HOME WARRANTY FOR BUYERS! 3/2/2 solar heated pool home Kitchen updated w/Corian & Maple cabinetry 16 tile new roof in 2006 New pool cage in 2011 new pump 2009 Extra large side entry garage Guest rooms have pocket door for privacy #354060 $142,500 H A P P Y H A P P Y HAPPY M O T H E R S M O T H E R S MOTHER S D A Y D A Y DAY 000BG0E EXIT Realty Leaders 352-794-0888 352-527-1112 Gene Wade SPECTACULAR FOUR BEDROOM HOME in lovely Crystal Oaks subdivision. Inviting, open floor plan with a view of the pool from nearly every room! Home boasts two master suites, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining area, living room, and family room. This home has been lovingly maintained and is move-in ready! Lots of storage and plenty of room to grow. Come live the Florida lifestyle! Seller provided Home Warranty! Call 888-303-6405 Property Code 9415 for more details. WWW.467NTurkeypineloop.info REDUCED!!! $132,777 2Bd/2.5Bath/ Den/2Car Pointe Vista Nestled in the heart of Terra Vista youll find a uniquely private enclave called Pointe Vista. This impressive collection of 12 carefree carriage 0 0 0 B F 9 1 Detached Villa 3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas Terra Vista Maintenance Free Villa. Popular Lantana Model. Open floor plan features formal dining, breakfast bar and the 3rd bedroom can be used for an office or den. Driveway finished with pavers for nice curb appeal. Well maintained. MLS#353077 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $219,000 Single Family/4Bd/2.5 Bath/3Car/Woodside Spectacular Cordova model loaded with upgrades, including Granite countertops in your beautiful Gourmet Kitchen, custom window treatments and gorgeous lighting fixtures. Formal Dining and Living areas plus a large family room give great spaces for entertaining. Enjoy a relaxing retreat on your extended screened Lanai with Shoji Hot Tub. All this plus a 3+ car garage with a separate golf cart entrance. MLS#353844 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $359,000 Detached Villa/3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas Beautifully landscaped enhanced maintenance free villa. Recently painted inside and out this home features custom surround sound, Kitchen Aid appliances, designer lighting fixtures, and so much more all situated in a great location at Terra Vista of Citrus Hills. MLS#353555 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,000 Woodview Home/3Bd/2Bath/2Car Terra Vista Great Price Wont last long. Nice unfurnished home in Terra Vista. 3bd-2Bath-2Car Garage. Screened in Lanai with privacy. All of this comes with the Citrus Hills Social Club Membership including our fabulous BellaVita Fitness Center. #1205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,300 Terra Vista & Brentwood Rentals! Terms 6 Months or More Social Membership included with all Rentals Townhome/3Bd/2.5Bath/1Car Brentwood Beautiful fully furnished townhome in gated community. Spacious eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. Great room with dining area. Upgraded features such as Corian. Carpet and blinds throughout. Close to community pool. Move-in ready. Social Membership included. #1182 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 homes are highlighted by striking design and refined architectural detailing. Each with its own charming character and handsomely appointed upgrades these homes are situated in an exclusive panoramic setting overlooking the Skyview Golf Course and beautiful lakes. Recognized as one of the most remarkable communities in Florida you will enjoy the private club amenities and active lifestyle. MLS#353663 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $415,000 000BG8Z 5569 W. G ULF TO L AKE H WY C RYSTAL R IVER FL 34429 O FFICE : (352) 795-6633 Alexander AGENT ON DUTY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! REAL ESTATE, INC. WWW ALEXRE COM EMAIL : SALES @ ALEXRE COM Realtor JUST NORTH OF CRYSTAL RIVER 24 x 44 1983 dbl wide M/H on 1.77 acres of land. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 10 x 16 workshop, paved roads, breakfast bar, cathedral ceilings. P artial fencing, front & rear wooden porches. #344452 $65,000 HOMOSASSA 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H on 6 acres of land. 12 x 24 workshop w/electric, metal roof over, updated appliances, fenced and cross fenced, covered rear porch, front wood decking. #353937 $90,000 INVERNESS beautiful panoramic view of the lake from the living room of this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home w/country kitchen, breeze way between house and one car garage. B ack yard has path to floating dock. #354040 $160,000 HOMOSASSA big & beautiful, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 1999 D/W M/H on 1/2 ac. FINANCING-AVAILABLE SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL, cathedral ceilings, huge gourmet kitchen w/island & lots of cabinets, pantry & skylight. S tone faced fireplace, inside laundry. #351863 $49,900 INVERNESS convenient location to downtown, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, family room, utility room, screened patio and car garage. N eeds updating and a little TLC P rice negotiable. #353428 $49,000 DUNNELLON 1998 nobility D/W M/H w/3 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 2.5 acres. M aster bath garden tub w/dbl vanity & shower. C ountry kitchen, vaulted ceilings, 16 x 20 workshop w/electric, inside laundry w/washer-dryer. #348244 $65,000 CRYSTAL RIVER-NORTH 2.5 acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H with 3 car garage/workshop. L arge wood deck on front and 10 x 12 rear deck. L arge country kitchen, large master bath w/garden tub & separate shower. #354504 $112,500 BEVERLY HILLS JAMAICAN model, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, family rm, screen porch, country kitchen, dining rm, needs lots of work and cleaning. O ff of F orest R idge B lvd., newer homes area. #352929 PRICE REDUCED $50,000 Dont ruin your trees natural beauty Kerry Kreider THE ARBORIST Think vertical when designing spaces See VERTICAL / Page E8 summer rains arrive. Azaleas flower best with at least six hours of full sun but can benefit from afternoon shade in Central Florida. Walters Viburnum is an evergreen native shrub in Central Florida. Most garden varieties are selected for some desirable trait like denser foliage, repeat flowering or height and diameter at maturity. Prune to create and maintain a smaller compact shape immediately after flowers fade in spring. Birds appreciate the dense cover as protection from predators like wandering and feral cats. Dense twigs also offer good nest sites and places to perch and feed fledglings. The drawback is that seeds will be removed, eliminating a food source for wildlife. Conscientious gardeners provide water sources, bird baths, nectar feeders and feeding stations for birds, bees and butterflies. Wildlife viewing is a pleasant benefit of gardening and is enhanced by thoughtful pruning. Jane Weber is a Professional Gardener and Consultant. Semi-retired, she grows thousands of native plants. 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Terra Vista welcomes Mullen Sue Mullen has joined the Terra Vista Realty Groups team of professional real estate agents. As a graduate of Crystal River High, her local roots run deep and she has an authentic love for the Nature Coast. She has 12 years of residential real estate experience in Citrus County with The Villages of Citrus Hills. Mullen, her husband Brad and their son, Ryan, are proud to call Citrus County home. In addition to spending time with family, she has a passion for cooking, especially Spanish cuisine, is an avid sports fan and enjoys time outdoors by a pool, on the rivers and on the beaches of Florida. She is fluent in Spanish, is involved with Central Citrus Little League and is a member of the Citrus County Board of Realtors. Terra Vista Realty Group operates out of The Villages of Citrus Hills Welcome Center, located at 2400 N. Terra Vista Blvd. in Hernando. Visit them online at www. TerraVistaRealtyGroup.com.ERA agents hit new milestone ERA American Realty & Investments is proud to announce the latest production level achieved by a team of its Inverness office agents for 2012. Karen and Gary Baxley have surpassed the $1 million mark in closed sales volume in 2012. ERA American Realty is proud to recognize the achievement of these fine real estate professionals. Karen and Gary Baxley can be reached at the Inverness office of ERA American Realty by calling 352-726-5855. RE/MAX agents climb the chartsThe associates and staff of RE/MAX Realty One are pleased to recognize two more associates who have passed the $1 million mark in sales volume recently. Tony Viggiano and Linda Barnes have each achieved this significant milestone. Tony is an agent in the Homosassa RE/MAX office on U.S. 19. Linda works in the Crystal River office. Both of these agents know the area well and are dedicated real estate professionals. The brokers of RE/MAX are proud to have them as part of their team in Citrus County. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E3 E10 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE For a Virtual Tour or Multiple Photos, www.FloridaShowcaseProperties.com 2011 Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities. An independently owned and operated brok er member of Prudential R eal Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial company. Prudential, th e Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in m any jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license. Equal Housing Opportunity. SERVING ALL OF CITRUS COUNTY 000BFA2 NEW LISTING 4311 W. Banner Cir. MLS #355399 $239,900 3000+ sq. ft. custom pool home on an acre. Brian Murray 352-212-5913 781 W. Starjasmine Pl. MLS #354323 $113,900 Bright 2/2/1 pool home. Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 2227 N. Brentwood Cir. MLS #352621 $124,900 Lovely 3/2/2 home; move-in condition w/tile walk areas. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 PINE RIDGE 1481 Pine Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 527-1820 CITRUS HILLS 20 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 746-0744 NEW LISTING 4815 W. Gypsum Dr. MLS #355299 $234,900 Magnificent horse property! 3/3/2 well maintained pool home. Teresa Boozer 352-634-0213 210 E. Glassboro Ct. 15-5a MLS #354463 $68,700 Totally furnished 2/2/ condo with carport. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 4650 N. Crestline Dr. MLS #353800 $111,900 Immaculate 2/2 w/all new paint. Dick Hildebrandt 352-586-0478 1787 W. Ivorywood Dr. MLS #348509 $163,000 Extra nice 3/2/2 w/detached 16x26 garage w/0ft wide door. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 783 E. Falconry Ct. MLS #354203 $234,900 Stunning 3/2/3 New 2012 Construction on the Meadows. Phil Phillips 352-302-3146 7092 W. Waycross Way MLS #354043 $106,900 3/2/2 home newer AC. PRICED TO SELL Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 2279 N. St. Lucie Pt. MLS #349694 $114,900 Exceptionally nice Meadowview duplex completely redone. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 2075 W. Melline Ln. MLS #355115 $189,000 Really A custom home priced at $66.00 a sq. ft. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 2274 N. Volusia Pt. MLS #353010 $92,000 PATIO VILLA, upgraded stove & ceiling fans w/lights. Florence Cleary 352-634-5523 PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING C i t r u s Citrus S p r i n g s Springs P i n e Pine R i d g e Ridge P i n e Pine R i d g e Ridge M e a d o w v i e w Meadowview T i m b e r l a n e Timberlane E s t a t e s Estates C i t r u s Citrus H i l l s Hills G r e e n b r i a r Greenbriar O a k w o o d Oakwood V i l l a g e Village B r e n t w o o d Brentwood L a u r e l Laurel R i d g e Ridge C i t r u s Citrus S p r i n g s Springs M e a d o w v i e w Meadowview 352-476-7996 sellingcitrus@gmail.com www.sellingcitrus.com Mark Stone/Scott Bender Your HOME town Agents! 000BGCQ of Citrus County CITRUS HILLS POOL HOME Estate Sale 3/2/2 with Office on 1 Acre Curb Appeal Open Floor Plan Spacious Master Suite Terra Vista Membership MLS# 355041 $159,900 JUST REDUCED Mobile Homes For Rent BIG PINE ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK UNDER NEW MNGMT. 50+ COMMUNITY AVAILABLE NOW 3 Snglwides -1 Dblwd CALL 352-746-1189 C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 CRYSTALRIVER3/2 -1st/last/sec $525 per mo. Call for app. 352-628-1062 HOMOSASSA 2/1 $550mo Near New super Wal-Mart, 55+ Park 352-464-3159 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, & much more! 1 BR home $325 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $595. 1/1 furn. w/CH/A, on the water, $550. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale BOOM!! New 3/2 Jacobsen home 5 yr. Warranty $2,650 down, Only $297.44/mo. Fixed rate! W.A.C, Come & view 352-621-9182 CRYSTAL RIVER 2/2, 3133 N Holiday Dr Cry. River extremely reasonable, owner finance $27K call 4 pm to 8pm (352) 564-8057 For Sale By Owner MH, 16 x 80, excel. cond., located on corner lot, acre +, lots of trees, corner of Rosedale and Corona Way, Homosassa Must See to appreciate. Priced to sell $37,500 (352) 364-3242 (478) 569-9685 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS 55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $3995 ( 352) 586-7962 NEED A NEW HOME? Over 30 homes on display. Bad credit O.K. I fiance anybody, good rates. Use your land as your down or trade anything of value, trade cars, boats, jewelery, guns, etc. Call for private interview 352-621-3807 After hours 352-613-0587 ONLY $284.42 PER MONTH A New 2/2 Home On your lot, Only $500 down. This is a purchase W.A.C Call to See352-621-9181 Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go. New Homes Start @ $39,900. 800-622-2832 x 210 USED HOME/REPOS Doublewides from $8,500. Singwides from $3,500. New Inventory Daily 352-621-9183 Waterfront Mobile For Rent Homossassa 2/2 nicely furnished MH on canal, dock, fenced yard, W/D,shed short/long term 1st/lst/sec $850 352-220-2077 Waterfront Mobile For Sale Lake Rousseau 1/1, enclosedFlorida porch, tiled inside & out furnished $9500. very nice(352) 362-7681 Mobile Homes and Land CRYSTALRIVER 4/2, on 5 Acres, 15 X 30 family room, w/wet bar, fireplace. Reduced $139,500. (352) 465-8346 HERNANDO 2/2 DW On lot, with Shed & Deck See for yourself at 2562 N. Treasure Pt. $29,900 obo 352-464-0719 HOMOSASSA 3/2, Fenced Yard, NEW Flooring, $5000 Down, $435 (352) 302-9217 Inglis Bargain 5BR/2BA, Fully Furn. DW. large eat-in Kit, opens to den w/ FP, separate Liv./Din. on 1 Acre Lot, Near Goethe Forest. UrgentSale $22,500obo (407) 398-9759 Mobile Homes In Park 61 S. Atkins Terr. Lecanto Very Nice 2 bedroom. 1 bath. Mobile Home in clean 55+ Park, This is in very good condition. Central Air And Heat. New refrigerator, Mostly Furnished. $230 park rent. $7500 Neg. Please call 352-302-6586 CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE 55+ A SUPER BUY 2/2/den 1457sq.ft 05 Hmof Merit, all appliances, carport, lg screen room, immaculate $39,900 (352)419-6926 HOMOSASSAS Best Housing Value Modern homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $139/mo. $800.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park 352 628-5977 Stonebrook 2/2, 1,150 sf on corner lot, partially furn., inclds lrg attached storage rm. New Roof, $14,000 (352) 563-5931 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,900 352-476-4964 Inverness Sr. Park, 1984 Fleetwood 2/2 14 x 60, fully furnished with everything, scrnd Fl. Rm., Shed w/ elec., rf over, Cen Air., gas heat & range, cent. isl. kitchen, Wash/Dry Used Very Little Needs Nothing, very good condition $18,000 obo Call Doris Inverness Park Resales 352-344-1002 STONEBROOK 55+ 2/2, totally remodeled, furnished, w/Washer & Dryer.... $5K (352) 634-1171 Stoneridge Landing 55+ Comm. Resales starting @$13,500 Financing avail 1-800-779-1226 (352) 637-1400 WESTWIND VILLAGE55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Real Estate For Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 Wtrfront DW, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 A g ent (352) 382-1000 Real Estate For Rent RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368 000BFHF www .CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com BEVERLY HILL 61 S. Osceola St. . . . .$5502/1, Fenced Backyard 3299 N. Maidencane Dr. $685 2/1.5/1, CharmingCRYSTAL RIVER 8560 W.Basilico St. . .$8503/2/2, Deck, Overlooking Yd. 1586 N. Endicott Pt. . .$13002/2/2, Furnished VillaHOMOSASSA 2021 S. Comforter Pt. .$6503/1/1, Cute and Comfortable 6519 S. Mason Creek .$11002/1, Furnished CottageINVERNESS/HERNANDO 3441 E. Chappel Ct. . .$6502/1/Carport, Close To Lake868 Prichard Island Rd. $825 2/2 w /Bonus Room CASTRO REALTY and Property Management Inc.333 N. Croft Avenue Inverness FL 34453352-341-4663 CITRUS COUNTY RENTALS1 4 BEDROOMS All AreasCall For Details 352-341-4663 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips Real Estate For Rent J.W.MORTON REAL ESTATE, INC.1645 W. MAIN ST INVERNESS, FL 000BFIY Jennifer Fudge, PropertyManager Cheryl Scruggs, Realtor-Associate 352-726-9010 PropertyManagement3/2/2 Bay windows, covered lanai, pest control included . . . . . . . . . . $850 2/1.5/1 Lakefront . . . . . . $625 2/2/2 Lawncare included $800 2/1 Apartments . . . . . . . . starting at $450 INVERNESS FLORAL CITY 2/2/1 Waterfront . . . . $750 CALLING ALL OWNERS Need a Good Tenant?Bring us your vacant home and watch us work for you! BEVERLY HILLS 2/1.5/1 . . . . . . . . . $625 Apartments Furnished FLORALCITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 CR YST AL RIVER Large, 2/2, clean, quiet, $575. mo., water incld 352-563-2114, 257-6461 CRYSTAL RIVERLarge. 2/1 incl water sewer, W/D hook up $475 (352)212-9205 INVERNESS 1/1 $400 2/1.. $500. near hosp352-422-2393 INVERNESS 2/1, Tri-plex, Great Loc., clean & roomy. no pets $500.mo $300. Sec. 352-341-1847 Apartments Unfurnished Ventura Village Apartments 3580 E. Wood Knoll Lane Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 637-6349 Now Accepting Applications Central H/A Storage;Carpet Laundry Facilities; On Site Mgmt Elderly (62+) Handicap/Disabled with or without children 1Bds $396 ; 2 Bds $ 436 TDD# 800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer. Apartments INGLIS 2/1, W/D, Clean, Quiet Part. Furn. $495/mo (352) 447-6016 Business Locations CRYSTAL RIVERAppealing Professional Office Space for Rent 800 sf, down town, CR W. of US 19 Avail. May 1 Furnishing Available (352) 422-6579 FLORAL CITY STOREFRONT 1000 Sq Ft Ideal location, corner Hwy 41 & 48. $595 mo. 813-310-5391 Condos/Villas For Rent INVERNESS 2/2/1 comm. pool comm. boat docks, $650 pr month (352) 201-8401 Duplexes For Rent HOMOSASSA 1/1 Non-smoker. $425 Fst/Sec. Pets? 795-0207 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rental Houses CRYSTALRIVER1, 2 & 3 Bedrms Furn. & Unfurn. Like New Wkly, Mnth Yrly 352-302-1370 Rent: Houses Furnished INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Kristi Bortz Let our property mangement team help you with your short or long term rentals. See all our rentals in Citrus Co. www.plantation r entals.com 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished Beverly Hills 2bed, 1bath, C/H/A 1st Mo FREE $550/m (352) 422-7794 BEVERLY HILLS 3/2/2 & 3/2/1 (352) 464-2514 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERLY HILLSMove in special! Immaculate2or 3BR, 1BA/1-car 1st, last, sec. $575 mo 352-400-1501 CITRUS SPRINGS Rent to Own, New 3/2 Custom Built, All appls No Pets, Own. Fin. $850. mo. (352) 341-1365 (407) 739-2646 CRYSTALRIVER2/2 Spac. Clean+Deluxe Plantation golf view $790+dep .352-795-6282 CRYSTAL RIVER3/1 Home WF $550 mo 352-228-0257/795-9633 DUNNELLON 3/2/2 Rent to Own, Rent or Buy Fabulous Home Across City Beach 2 Fire Plces, wooden flrs www.rublesr entals.com (561) 575-1718 (561) 719-8787 HOMOSASSA 2/2 Ranch. Appliances included. Above ground pool. Utilities not included. $800. sec. & first mo.. Call 352-476-3388 or 941-538-2452 HOMOSASSA 3/1/1 on 1/4 acre, $650. 1st/lst/dp. 352 628-9220 HOMOSASSA Rent to Own 3/1/1 very clean, ceramic tile carpet, dbl lot. $650.rent. 1st lst sec. 813 908-5550 INVERNESS 2/2/1 New paint & flooring $695 mo. Inclds. trash, 352-637-0765, 352-267-9941 Inverness 3/2/2, flrm $475. f/l needs TLC, 1006 Princeton 352 419-7681 INVERNESS 3/2/2,Highlands Starting @ $750. 3/2/2 w/pool. 352601-2615/201-9427 INVERNESS Highlands 3/2/2 Near Anna Jo Rd. By appt 786-423-0478 or (352) 637-1142 Real Estate DIGEST Sue Mullen Terra Vista Realty Group. Karen and Gary Baxley ERA American Realty. Tony Viggiano RE/MAX Realty One. Linda Barnes RE/MAX Realty One. The Golden Girl WEEKS REALTY, 5 BEVERLY HILLS BLVD. 746-6700 Jason Gaffney Realtor 287-9022 302-3179 Jackie Gaffney Realtor A HOUSE S O L D Name! wesellrealestatefast@yahoo.com 000BFZV Happy Mothers Day From Jackie, John & Jason DIGEST PHOTOS Headshots of real estate agents and associates submitted for the Real Estate Digest are kept on file in the Chronicle Editorial Department. It is the responsibility of the individuals submitting news notes to ensure headshots have been sent to the newsroom, and to advise staff of any name changes. Photos need to be in sharp focus. Photos need to be in proper exposure: neither too light nor too dark. Photos submitted electronically should be in maximum-resolution JPEG (.jpg) format. E-mail headshots to go with the Real Estate Digest to newsdesk@chronicleonline.com, attn: HomeFront. Photos printed on home printers do not reproduce well; submit the digital image via disk or e-mail. 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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 E11 E2 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Rent: Houses Unfurnished INVERNESS Move in Special 3/2 on water $595. f/l/s 352-400-1501 INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS 2 bedroom. 1 bath. Attractive, clean 2/1/1 near hospital, schools, downtown. Lease. $700/mo. f/l/s. Jim 561 395 5735 LECANTO Lovely 3/2 1 acre, nonsmoke$650.+ sec. Pets?? 352-746-6345 RENT TO OWN!! No credit check! 3/2/1 352-464-6020 JADEMISSION.COM Waterfront Rentals HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 HERNANDO Older 2/1 small house with dock & boat ramp detached garage $600. mo. (352) 362-5019 Homossassa 2/2 nicely furnished MH on canal, dock, fenced yard, W/D,shed short/long term 1st/lst/sec $850 352-220-2077 INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rent or Sale BIG PINE ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK UNDER NEW MNGMT. 50+ COMMUNITY AVAILABLE NOW 3 Snglwides -1 Dblwd CALL 352-746-1189 CITRUS SPRINGS Immediate Possession Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom Pool Home on acre $799. bkgrd Ck 352-489-3997 CRYSTAL RIVERfor sale/lease pur chase 3/2 fenced yd. water access, huge lanai remodeled, $875. mo 404-867-1501, Local CRYSTAL RIVEROffice/home 4/2, zoned commercial perfect for someone who needs office & home $895 rent /sell $99,50 Owner financing w/$10K dn. call Paul (352) 746-9585 Rooms For Rent CRYSTALRIVERClean House, cable, w/d, $115wkly/430mo. $120wkly/ 450mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 Seasonal Rental C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 Vacation Rentals CRYSTALRIVER1, 2 & 3 Bedrms Furn. & Unfurn. Like New Wkly, Mnth Yrly 352-302-1370 Real Estate For Sale ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot Fri May 25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL UNIQUE & HISTORIC HOMES, SMALL TOWN COUNTRY LIFESTYLE OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989 LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCHwww. crosslandrealty.com (352) 726-6644 Crossland Realty Inc. PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Real Estate For Sale Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Auctions Estates ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot, Fri May25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 Open House OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 12-4pm 4/3/3 Pool Home 1276 Tacoma St. HERNANDO Commercial Real Estate ACT FAST!2 Homes $199K! Built -Prior Model Park! Ideal for Home & Business Realty Connect T. Paduano/Broker (352) 212-1446 Beverly Hills Homes Oakwood Village 820 Sunset Strip 3/2/1, 1747 sf. New kit./ baths, flooring, paint, in/out. Pix/Info gcjcinc.com $79,900 (352) 527-1239 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3/2/1 352-464-6020 JADEMISSION.COM Lecanto Homes Timberlane Estates Pool Home w/ 3/2/2 1 Acre, Fenced, Needs some TLC, possible owner finance $125,000 (352)795-6024 Inverness Homes 2/2/1 VillaWhispering Pines ,new carpet, paint & tile, will sell furn or unf. $69,900 (352) 726-8712 For Sale By Owner $105,000, 4/3/2, Pool Home, 3,400 sf total OPEN HOUSE Sat. May 19th 12-3P (352) 726-3798 HIGHLANDS Lrg.2/2-4 car garage pool, game room, mud room, on triple lot fenced. price to sell $65,500(352) 564-4598 Inver/Highlands. Large 1 Family -2.8 acs fenced, 2700 sq ft U/A 4 BR 3 BA, 16x34 pool, costly updates Under contract for $250K, taking too long to closewill accept less if you offer quick closing 352-419-7017 OPEN HOUSE Sat. 12 & Sun. 13, 12-5 6094 E. Loring Lane 2/1/1 Move In Ready, w/ 2 Additional Lots, $58,500. (352)697-2884 Crystal River Homes 1185 Country Club Road 3 bedroom. 1 bath. $105,000 obo 352-228-9691 AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE Homosassa Homes AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE Homosassa/Riverhaven On water, Grand canal 3BR, 2+BA, 2+ CG Formal. Living Rm. Formal Din. Rm., Lanai front & rear. River View Room. Dock, many Upgrades, $243,900 Call 352-628-9647 or 727-647-2372 Sugarmill Woods Buying or Selling REAL ESTATE,Let Me Work For You!BETTY HUNT, REALTOR ERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139 hunt4houses68 @yahoo.com www.bettyhunts homes.com. Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing Waterfront and foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. HOLDER 3/2/2 blk/stucco home w/enclosed lanai. 1350 sf. near clubhouse w/pool & recreation, beautiful oaks & mature Citrus trees $84K,352-603-2202 Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc 352-726-1515 Out of Town Real Estate Cashiers NC, 2 BR, 1BA, Cabin on 2 Acres Updated, private rd. private well, approx. 4K elevation. $170.000, 352-341-0336 Cell, 352-586-8946 Get Results in the homefront classifieds! Waterfront Homes FREE foreclosure and short sale lists Office Open 7 Days a Week Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com Vacant Property CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond,ATV trails Price Reduced 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Citrus County Land FLORALCITY1.33 acre nice lot on dead end.Have survey and clear title.listed 10k below county land value.Zoned rural residential.See at 8678 s greenhouse ter.$16500.o.b.o. 813-792-1355 Citrus County Land LOTS FOR SALE! 6 Citrus Springs Lots Available, Owner Fin. or Cash Discounts Provided. GreatInvestment Opprty. 803-403-9555 803-403-9557 Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond,ATV trails Price Reduced 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Commercial Property 4.5 Acres on US Hwy 41 across from middle sch 4,000sf office/ warehouse $450,000 owner will finance PARSLEY REAL ESTATE 352-220-4355 Lots For Sale CHASSAHOWITZKA DBL. LOT, chainlink fence, Make Offer 352-613-7302 or 352-613-4673 G et Results In The Homefront Classifieds! 2421 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills 527-7842 8375 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa 628-7800 1100 W. Main St., Inverness 637-6200 504 NE Hwy. 19, Crystal River 795-2441 www. REMAX .com www.NatureCoastRealEstate.com 000BFF6 REALTY ONE 1 Buyer calls exclusive 24/7 Info Line 637-2828 2 Buyer enters house number when prompted 3 Buyer listens to property presentation in English or Spanish 24/7 INFO LINE 637-2828 HERES HOW: E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! WOW FACTOR APPLIES! Splish Splash Large Heated Pool 3BR + Office Awesome Kitchen MBR w/2 Walk-Ins Gated w/Guard Clubhouse-Boatdock RV Stor./Lake Access KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! CONSIGNMENT SHOP!!! Great Location Plaza on Hwy. 491 Lg. Customer Base Opportunity for Growth Poss. Owner Fin. Great Visibility Started in 2010 Business Only KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! TEN BREATHTAKING ACRES!! 36x72 Barn/Wkshop DR & Office Gorgeous Master 2,570 SQ. FT. of Liv. Fam. Room w/FP Cooks Kitchen/Island Scrn. Lanai w/Hot Tub Fenced and Gated!! E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net E-MAIL: elliesutton@remax.net www.FloridaListingInfo.com MARTHA SATHER ( 352) 212-3929 Email: martha.sather@remax.net VIRTUAL TOURS at www.martha.sather.remax.com STEVE VARNADOE 795-2441 OR 795-9661 Email: stevevarnadoe@remax.net THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX PETER & MARVIA KOROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net CHERYL LAMBERT 352-637-6200 Email: cheryllambert@remax.net 1995 Year Built 3/2/2 on .75 Acre Hardwood Floors Throughout Home Large Master Suites Split Floor Plan Security System Fully Enclosed Screen Room for Pool and More Close to Schools Must See!!! MLS #351402 $ 1 2 2 9 0 0 $ 1 2 2 9 0 0 $122,900 REDUCED!!!! KEVIN & KAREN CUNNINGHAM (352) 637-6200 Email: kcunningham@remax.net NEW ROOF! 1,559 sq. ft. of living. On 1/4 acre lot. Built in 1979 this 2/2/2 with large living room has plenty of space for the family. Come take a look at this home. $ 6 5 0 0 0 $ 6 5 0 0 0 $65,000 MLS #349945 2 4 / 7 I N F O L I N E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n t er h o u se #1 23 8 BARBARA MILLS (352) 637-6200 Email: barbarajmills@earthlink.net PRIVACY ON ONE ACRE 3BR/2BA manufactured home with lots of bells and whistles. Fireplace, screen room, formal dining area plus eat-in kitchen. Move-in condition. MLS #352390 $ 6 4 9 0 0 $ 6 4 9 0 0 $64,900 GARY ALTMAN (352) 795-2441 Email: garyaltman@remax.net RICHARD VENTICINQUE (352) 795-2441 Email: richardv@remax.net www.citruscounty-florida-realestate.com GEILA gala ENGLISH 352-249-6961 Email: g.english@remax.net www.sellingcitruscountyhomes.com BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #4023 MLS #354557 $ 6 9 9 0 0 $ 6 9 9 0 0 $69,900 HERN ANDO (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #3742 MLS #354231 $ 1 8 9 5 0 0 $ 1 8 9 5 0 0 $189,500 C ITR US SPRINGS (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #1990 MLS #354678 $ 3 1 0 0 0 0 $ 3 1 0 0 0 0 $310,000 PETER & MARVIA KOROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 Furnished Doublewide 1 Acre Lot Near Boat Ramp 2BD/2BA w/3-Car Detached Garage/Workshop Utility Shed w/Elect Plus 30x50 Steel Carport 11985 N. GOLDENDALE AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352 ) 637-2828 E n t er ho u s e # 1 1 98 5 MLS #353823 $ 1 5 0 0 0 0 $ 1 5 0 0 0 0 $150,000 3BD/3BA Heated Pool 5.5 Acre Ranch with Fenced Paddocks 4-Stall Barn Plus Tack & Feed Rms. 2-Car Attached Garage & 1 Car Detached Garage 4165 N. PONY DR. PINE RIDGE 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E nt er h ou se #4 16 5 MLS #354505 $ 3 4 9 9 0 0 $ 3 4 9 9 0 0 $349,900 BRENTWOOD VILLA Immaculate Cambridge 2/2/2 All Ceramic Tile Thru Kitchen Wood Cabinets & Corian Counters Deluxe Kitchen Appliances Master Bath Dual Corian Top Vanity Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet Large Screened Lanai Community Swim & Fitness Centers Community Golf Courses First Class Spa & Fine Dining MLS #352771 $ 1 5 5 0 0 0 $ 1 5 5 0 0 0 $155,000 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352 ) 637-2828 E n ter h o u se #1 60 3 8011 FIELDSTONE DRIVE CITRUS SPRINGS 3BR/2BA/2CG Beautiful Kitchen Great Room 18 in. Ceramic Tile in Living Area Newer Carpet & Paint Lots of Nice Upgrades 16x24 Patio Fenced Backyard Move-In Ready MLS #353020 $ 1 0 5 9 0 0 $ 1 0 5 9 0 0 $105,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637 -2828 E n ter h o u se #801 1 1823 S. GLENEAGLE TERRACE LECANTO Nice 3BR/2BA/2CG Home Florida Room Screened Lanai Area Fenced Backyard 22x14 Detached Garage/Workshop Vacant Lot Next to Home Included MLS #353836 $ 1 0 9 9 0 0 $ 1 0 9 9 0 0 $109,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E nt er h ou se # 1 82 3 PINE RIDGE 3/2/2 solar heated pool home. Nice kitchen w/breakfast bar, built-in wall oven & pantry. Formal dining area, family room has built-in Murphy bed for extra company. New central air and low utility bills. Lots of cabinets, closets and storage space throughout home. Large 24 X 30 detached garage/workshop set up as a woodworking shop, central vac, heat & air. MLS #355331 $ 1 8 9 9 0 0 $ 1 8 9 9 0 0 $189,900 4380 N. BUTTERNUT PINE RIDGE 3BD 2BA 2CG New Roof () Nice Curb Appeal Great Rm. + Den 2,035 Sq. Ft. Living Lots of Tile 1.15 Acre Lot Next to DRA Lg. Lanai + 15x30 Pool MLS #353210 $ 1 7 3 0 0 0 $ 1 7 3 0 0 0 $173,000 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 6 3 7 -2828 E nt er h o u se #4 38 0 POOL HOME CHERYL NADAL (352) 302-3555 Email: cnadal@remax.net BIG REDUCTION on this roomy, light and bright 2004 Nobility 3/2 situated on a nicely manicured lot in a great little neighborhood. Open, split floor plan with living/dining, large kitchen, separate laundry, covered attached carport. Hurry before this is scooped up!! $ 5 3 5 0 0 $ 5 3 5 0 0 $53,500 MLS #351247 MOVE-IN READ Y 4074 N. INDIAN RIVER DR., ARBOR LAKES Best value in Fairview Estates that youll find!!! Everything updated in this 3,000+ Sq. Ft. of living space home. 3 BR, 3 BTH pool home w/hot tub spa. Spacious living room, wood floors, cherry cabinets in this island kitchen, gas fireplace, and many more upgrades! $ 2 9 9 9 0 0 $ 2 9 9 9 0 0 $299,900 MLS #355016 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E (352 ) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E n te r h ou se #4 07 4 FAIRVIEW E ST ATES ADORABLE HOMOSASSA HOME This modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath home shows like a model and has many nice features. Over 1,500 square feet of living area plus screened porch and 2-car garage. Convenient location near town on spacious lot. Bring us an offer, this is a short sale. Call anytime. REDUCED 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352 ) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E nter h ou se #5 43 0 $ 8 9 9 0 0 $ 8 9 9 0 0 $89,900 KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! OH SO NICE! HOME WARRANTY BRICK RANCHER Lovely Lg. MBR w/Bath Cabinets Galore Inside Laundry Tasteful Neutral Decor Gutters/Sprinklers Updated Dim Shingles E-MAIL: elliesutton@remax.net THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX LEC ANTO (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #2126 MLS #354398 $ 8 4 9 0 0 $ 8 4 9 0 0 $84,900 LUCY BARNES (352) 634-2103 Email: lucybarnes@remax.net Visual Tours: www.crystalriverfl.com STUNNING WATERFRONT BEAUTY with all the WOW factors.....near 3 Sisters Springs. A MUST SEE 3/2/2 with floating dock and separate boat lift 16k. $ 4 5 0 0 0 0 $ 4 5 0 0 0 0 $450,000

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E12 S UNDAY, M AY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 B F 3 U 1645 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 Email: info@citruscounty.com www.citruscountycentury21.com SALES 352-726-6668 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 352-726-9010 SERVING CITRUS COUNT Y FOR OVER 37 YEARS. 20 20 10 10 20 20 10 10 OPEN SUND AY INVERNESS GOLF & CC AREA 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, pool home Large bedrooms w/large closets Open kitchen w/breakfast ba r Both a living and family room MLS #352104 ONLY $85,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 REDUCED!! INVERNESS HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS!!! 2 Baths and a garage Large kitchen with dining room Spacious living room Corner lot close to shopping MLS #352641 ONLY $63,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 WORK OR LIVE IN UNIQUE, VICTORIAN ERA HOMEZONED COMMERCIAL.. Circa 1890-1900 this is a wonderful place to call home or perfect venue for many business opportunities. Original wood & architectural features intact. 575 SF attached workshop to use or lease. Plenty of off-street parking. Located in area of Floral City as shown in National Register of Historic Places. Approved for B&B. MLS #355372 ASKING $168,900 Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com LOCATION, LOCATION C lose to schools, park, hospital, etc. 3/2/2, F la. room and enclosed porch, eat-in kitchen. L arge in town lot. C ity water & sewer make FHA/VA/USDA financing easy. N o HOA fees. RV pad in backyard. MLS #354106 $78,900 Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com BLDG. FOR SALE Boasting 5,000 sq. ft. Newer roof, 3 newer A/C units, commercial kitchen, over 2 acres land, paved parking. Can be many different uses. $225,000 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 to preview. Ask for file # 352415 WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE HENDERSON Price just reduced, owner wants an offer. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Built in 2004. Open floor plan, split bedrooms. $129,900 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 Ask for file # 352412 BRAND NEW *WATERFRONT* CONSTRUCTION! 2/2/2 + Den or could be 3rd bedroom. Located just outside of Inverness. Still time to pick all your colors. Bring the boat and enjoy FL living. Call Quade 352-302-7699 JUST LISTED *4 bed/2.5 bath/4 car garage* Pool home on 1 acre in Inverness. Gorgeous kitchen with new granite tops throughout the home. Cant be beat for $224,900! MLS #355309 Call Quade 352-302-7699 LAZY DAYS IN THE COUNTRY Down this lane youll find almost 4 acres with tall trees, rolling terrain, nice homes and mobiles, plus paved road to Hwy. 486 and wow, 2 blocks to the upscale areas of Citrus Hills! MLS #330080 $39,900 Ask for Marilyn Booth 637-4904 WOW! Come see this 4 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home in Inverness chain of lakes! Home has been well-maintained and has a ton of square footage RV parking, city water, split-plan with beautiful sun room overlooking water Call today for showing! Bring offers! $67,900 Call Mary Parsons 352-634-1273 A HORSE LOVERS DREAM 2007 4 Bedroom/3 bath home on 4.5 acres in the quiet, secluded Lake Estates area. Across from the Flying Eagle Preserve with its miles of horse trails. Fenced, 2-stall barn with feed/tack room. A must see! MLS #350606 $289,000 www.sellingcitruscountyflhomes.com Call Nancy Jenks 352-400-8072 LARGE, immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 2-car garage home. Has an eat-in kitchen, a screen porch and 2 additional lots. MLS #355225 ONLY $74,000 www.CitrusCountySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 3 BR, 2 Bath on .6 acre Close to Town QUIET area Screened porch private yard Decorators delight. Handicap Mod. MLS #352135 $169,000 www.CitrusCountySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 BEVERLY HILLS Warm & inviting well-kept2/1/1 home offers an extra large Florida room 16x30 under heat & air. Hardwood floors, beautiful backyard with shed for storage. MLS #355296 Call Lorraine ORegan 352-586-0075 INVERNESS LANDINGS: 2/2/1, freshly painted inside, carpets cleaned, shows great, has community pool, waterfront dock for your boat, all this within city limits and the Withlacoochee Bike Trail. Great price for this villa. $45,900 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 WATERFRONT DW mobile 3/2/2 CP on the Hernando lake chain. Yes, the water is low everywhere, but it will come back. Great location with central water and sewer. Comes furnished. $67,900 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 LECANTO Beautiful large 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool home in immaculate move-in condition. Open floor plan with eat-in kitchen. Beautiful screened-in pool (26x13) in perfect condition. Shed (20x12) with attached carport (20x14). Property is over 1 acre and fully fenced. $120,000 David Kurtz Cell 954-383-8786 Office 352-726-6668 3/2 1990 MOBILE HOME close to the Withlacoochee River. This home has roomy kitchen & a nook adjoining the living & dining areas. Master bath has dual sinks, garden tub, & walk-in closet. A newer metal roof covers this 27x64 home (on rental lot) & your 12x24 screened porch is the perfect place to take in the breeze in this 55 community. Carport for your auto & shed to store your fishing poles. The only thing missing is you! $20,000 Call Terry R. Blanco 352-419-9252 HERNANDO 2.38 acres, 3/2, no restrictions, no dues, ready to move, close to best points of interest, AC recently changed, clean, bright, ample kitchen, nice master bedroom, partially fenced for pets, horses, bring your RV boat, trailer etc. $59,900 Call Nilda Cano 1-352-270-0202 TURN-KEY PROPERTY! 2/2/1 Truly beautiful, two bedroom, two bath home plus family room, screened room. Pella windows. Laminate flooring. Fencing. Corner lot. Gourmet kitchen with oak cabinets. Deeded access to lake. MLS #353839 $129,900 Call D oris M iner for more info. 352-422-4628 DECORATOR TOUCHES THROUGHOUT! GORGEOUS 3/2/2 Family room and screened lanai. Inside laundry with front loader. Top-of-the-line carpeting. Mirrored bay window. Beautiful landscaping. Oversized fenced backyard. Oak cabinets. Formal dining. 1,984 sq. ft. living. Must see to enjoy! $133,900 Call D oris M iner for more info. 352-422-4628 HERNANDO: YOU CANT GO WRONG Your own double lot with a 14x60 mobile 2/2 split floor plan with add-on family room, double carport, fenced backyard, great patio area. Laundry room and workshop, two sheds. $35,000 MLS 352819 Deb Thompson 634-2656 JUST REDUC ED! H OME F RONT Section E SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE R EAL E STATEG UIDE INSIDE Sikorskis Attic PAGE E6 ON THE COVER: SOAKING TUBS, E8HOME AND GARDEN: PROPER PRUNING, E5REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS ON THE COVER: SOAKING TUBS, E8HOME AND GARDEN: PROPER PRUNING, E5REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS The Sea Otter Woodworks Kyoto soaking tub, or ofuro, is made of fragrant Hinoki cypress. Woodentubs.com/Associated Press



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INSIDE MAY 13, 2012Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOLUME 117 ISSUE 280 CITRUS COUNTY COMMENTARY:Water districtAn official with the Southwest Florida Water Management District gives report./ Page C1www.chronicleonline.com BATHROOM REDESIGN:Super soakerGet clean with a shower, then relax in a Japanese soaking tub./HomeFront Annies Mailbox......A12 Classifieds................D5 Crossword..............A12 Editorial....................C2 Entertainment..........B6 Horoscope................B6 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B6 Movies....................A12 Obituaries................A6 Together..........A14-A15 INDEX SUNDAYHIGH87LOW65Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.PAGE A4TODAY & Monday morning NEWS BRIEF TOMORROW:RetiringLecanto High School Principal Kelly Tyler retires after 38 years in education./Monday COMING UP $1 BUSINESS:Facebook Would you invest your money with this man? Mutual fund managers might./Page D1 LOCAL NEWS:All hazardsAnnual expo slated next weekend in Crystal River./ Page A3 I love my mom because... Residents honor mothersNANCYKENNEDY Staff WriterThey changed our diapers, taught us our ABCs. They sat by our beds when we were sick, ate the heels of the bread so we could have the good slices, drank water so we could have the last of the milk. They put up with our shenanigans and loved us when we were unlovable. They are the ones we call for when we are scared or hurt or score the winning touchdown. Recently, we askedChroniclereaders to tell us what makes their moms special. Because we dont have space to print all the submissions in the paper, you can read the rest online at www.chronicle online.com. Thank you to all who replied. My mom is special. She is cool. She helps me do anything. She helps me cook. She gives me a dollar when I do my chores, but when my brother and my sister dont do their chores, they dont get a dollar. Love, Anthony. Anthony Ucci, age 6, Citrus Springs My mom passed away in 1999, but I had her in my life just shy of 58 years. I miss her terribly, but she left a huge impression on me and was and still is a major factor in my life. She was my teacher, my mentor, voice of authority, my comfort, my crutch, my sounding board, and most of all, my best friend. Ive made a lot of mistakes in my 71 years, and most of them were avoidable had I heeded the words of my mom. But, regardless of whether I followed her advice or not, in good times and in bad, she was there for me. Always! We werent well off growing up, but I was the bestdressed girl in my class because my mom made my clothes. In 1959, I wanted a blue velvet gown for the Cinderella Ball (our fall formal dance), and she spent hours and hours making it for me. In those days, we wore hoops under our gowns, so it was a big gown. She made all my doll clothes when I was growing up, too I had the best-dressed doll in Pennsylvania. I knew how to act in a fancy restaurant or a diner because my mom taught me proper manners and protocol so I would be comfortable in any situation. My English is pretty darn good, too: I dont end my sentences with a preposition, or say words like aint, aks, stank, etc. I was corrected any time any one of those words, among others, blurted out. Mom taught me how to forgive, how to love God and respect others, even when their opinions didnt coincide with my own. My mom was as close to being a perfect mom as anyone can get, I think. I miss her very much, but I thank God she was there for me all the times I was hurt, sick, happy, sad, and I dont know what I would have done without her when I lost my oldest son in a car accident. She just silently watched me, and stood with me, sat with me, walked with me. Never said anything unless I needed her to. She stayed as close to me as anyone can without intruding. She Vote often for Crystal RiverCrystal River is now in fourth place after passing Bridgeport, Calif., in a nationwide contest to be named the Ultimate Fishing Town in the USA by the World Fishing Net work. There are 486 entries, and Crystal River is representing all of Citrus County and the Nature Coast. First prize is $25,000. Second prize is $5,000 and third is $2,500. The money will go for a community project that benefits the entire area. Everyone may vote four times a day every day until May 31, when the contest ends. Go to www.worldfishingnetwork. com and look up the Ultimate Fishing Town contest, then find Crystal River, FL. For information or to pass out fliers, call Art Jones at 727-642-7659. DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleTriplets Nicholas, Anthony and Alexis Ucci, age 6, think their mom, Robin, is nice, but not all the time. She makes good pizza, macaroni and cheese and when she serves spicy tacos, she also lets them drink lots of milk. Robin Ucci says an ideal Mothers Day would be an entire day without the kids fighting. The Citrus Springs mom doubts that will happen, at least not this year. Anthony, youngest of the triplets, wrote a letter to the Chronicle explaining why his mother is special. Special to the ChronicleIdentical twins Monica Payne and Brenda Patton, of Snellville, Ga., and their mother, Martha Morrow. Special to the ChronicleEight-year-old Tyler Wasylyk, mom Kim Wasylyk and sister Kaitlyn Wasylyk, 3. Special to the ChronicleThe late Dorothy Cross left a legacy that includes a marriage of 60 years and 10 children two who became ministers. Special to the ChronicleDee Atkins of Crystal River with her mother, Eldora Schimonsky, on Dees wedding day, April 15, 1961. In 1959, Etkins wrote, I wanted a blue velvet gown for the Cinderella Ball (our fall formal dance), and she spent hours and hours making it for me. Make It for Mom See MOM/ Page A5 Shes supermom!Tiffany Yankeeage 13, about her mother. DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleJustin Taylor Sr., and his son, Justin Jr., 6, took advantage of the Citrus County Library Systems Make It for Mom childrens craft class Saturday at Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. The father and son made mom a few gifts she will cherish for many years to come.

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JOANNACASTLE Special to the ChronicleYprograms make accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. In Citrus County, the YMCA is dedicated to developing programs that meet the specific needs of our diverse community by incorporating activities, especially when it comes to youths. Keeping kids engaged is often a challenge, but it allows them to meet new people and build relationships while participating in positive, healthy behaviors. Youth programs, particularly, are designed to encourage character building values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that will nurture a childs healthy development in a safe, friendly environment. Summer is a time of active play and exploration for kids. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are more prone to gain weight and fall behind in academic achievement over the summer months. The Citrus County YMCA has taken a different approach to this years Summer Day Camp by researching and developing a new program that will help keep kids healthy both in their minds and bodies. This years focus is preventing Summer Learning Loss. The Ys 10-week summer program will continue to stimulate childrens minds after school is out and introduce them to new experiences. The Y will provide children in the Adventure Camp with continued education by offering activities that incorporate science, environmental and wildlife education, agriculture, literacy, mathematics and history. Children will gain knowledge from participation in educational games and activities, daily reading and writing assignments, field trips and guest speakers. Recreational activities and safety education will be incorporated into each week and will cover water safety, boating safety, swimming, kickball, and dancing. Children will also be engaged in character-building activities, developing and learning new skill sets, all of which will lead to an increased level of self-esteem and better relationships. Children will also have the opportunity to be creative by participating in activities that include music and art as well as sportsrelated activities. The program also encourages children to maintain healthy eating habits over the summer when children are more likely to regress or take on unhealthy habits. The Y partners with the Citrus County School Boards Summer Feeding program, so that Y campers receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. The Citrus County YMCA Adventure Summer Camp provides children a different form of learning from what they receive during the traditional school year. It is a different environment that often sparks creativity and imagination with a different theme each week. The Y will utilize recreational facilities, libraries, and the Citrus County School Board to mobilize resources to offer a summer program that focuses on academic enrichment, recreation, healthy living and youth development for children, while building confidence and life skills. While the new Summer Learning Loss initiative is the most comprehensive of the Ys programs for the next three months, the Y has also refocused its attention on changes in its aquatics program. The Y has recently relocated its swim lessons to Central Ridge Community Pool in Beverly Hills and will launch sessions beginning June 4. In 1906, Group Swimming Lessons were first introduced at a Detroit YMCA, followed by an initiative in 1910 where the Y gathered a series of techniques and launched a new campaign called Teaching America to Swim. Now a century later, the Y continues that tradition, but is focused on pool safety, and drowning prevention. Safety in and around the pool are key to keeping not Editors note: While a front-page headline last Sunday boasts of stats that show Citrus County is a safe place to live, subsequent headlines may cause one to scratch their head. Take, for example:Deadly nightMan stabbed to death was the banner headline on Mondays edition. A couple of 20-something men got into a late-night fight at an Inverness home. Despite initial efforts of friends to calm the dispute, emotions failed to settle. During a follow-up confrontation, one of the men reportedly plunged a diving knife into the side of the other. The suspect fled the scene and discarded the weapon. Meanwhile, the other was transported to Citrus Memorial, where he died from his injuries. The survivor is now facing a charge of manslaughter.Pistol whippingThe second of two suspects in a case of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery with a firearm has been brought to Citrus County to face the charges. The 47-year-old suspect in now in the same fix as a 22-year-old cohort both Spring Hill-ians both alleged to have been involved in a pistol-whipping incident that left another guy laying in a Homosassa wooded area with injuries to his head. Not surprisingly, the apparent desire to acquire prescription pills seemed to play a role in the attack.Put to the testA concerned citizen informed school officials that one of their bus drivers had a long night yup, of drinking. School officials, being school officials, thought it prudent to give the driver a test the blood-alcohol variety. He wasnt given the opportunity to hit the road to make his rounds before being screened for booze. Upon that screening, the bus-driver-turned-ex-busdriver offered his resignation.Past meets presentThe good-hearted people with Habitat for Humanity have high expectations of those who seek their assistance in becoming homeowners. Theyre expected to provide hundreds of hours of sweat equity in constructing their home-to-be as well as the digs of future homeowners in need of a helping hand. What hasnt been required, at least not yet, is a background check of applicants to see what kinds of encounters theyve had with the law. When a regional TV station caught wind of the history of one recent Habitat home recipient, organization officials didnt hesitate to acknowledge they didnt know shed served a long stretch in prison for a stabbing death. The resident candidly said her past is her past, and Habitat officials are reviewing the situation to see if policies should be tweaked.Video clockA Crystal River resident is accused of having a clock rigged with a camera situated in a bathroom pointed toward the shower. A woman who, with her teen daughter, was living at the house, came to think something was fishy about the clock; a digital alarm clock that supposedly had sentimental value to the soon-to-be-arrestee. After some snooping around, the woman became increasingly suspicious and called law enforcement. An investigation revealed the clock was rigged with a remote-controlled video-recording device. So smile, videovoyeurism suspect, youre going to have some explaining to do. A2SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL 000BGE2 000BDMV 000B8O9 The Week IN REVIEW YMCA launches summer initiatives See YMCA/ Page A4 GuestCOLUMN

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AroundTHE COUNTY Sugarmill Woods road closures aheadMotorists should be aware of a road closure for two weeks in the Sugarmill Woods subdivision. West Cypress Boulevard. will be closed in the vicinity of Pine Drive. The road closure will end Friday, May 18. A detour from West Cypress Boulevard onto Golfview Drive, Biscayne Sreet and Douglas Street will be clearly identified. Proper detour signs will be posted so motorists are aware of alternate roads. For more information, call the Citrus County Water Resources Department at 352527-7650. Water district elections on tapThe Homosassa Special Water District Election will be this year in conjunction with the 2012 General Election and will be limited to only registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the Homosassa Special Water District. This election will be for Commission Seats 1, 3 and 5. Candidates qualify to have their name placed on the ballot by paying the $25 qualifying fee per F.S. 99.061 (3). Qualifying information can be obtained by calling Elizabeth Atkinson at the Elections Office at 352-341-6751. Qualifying dates for this election are from noon, June 4, to noon, June 8. The Citrus County Chronicles political forums are: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Citrus County Auditorium; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the College of Central Florida. Information: Mike Wright, 352-563-3228. Steve Burch, Hank Hemrick and Winn Webb Republicans for sheriff, will speak at the Womens Political Network meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Caf at the Citrus County Resource Center. Enter from the Health Department side of the building. Information: Jeanne McIntosh, 352484-9975 or 352-746-5660. The Nature Coast Republican Club and Citrus Republican Womens Club are sponsoring the following forums at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 155 on State Road 44 in Crystal River: Saturday, June 9, Shannon Heathcock and Joe Meek, candidates for county commission District 3; Saturday, July 14, forum for all Republican primary candidates. Information: Fred or Rosella Hale, 352-746-2545. The Citrus County Tea Party Activists have scheduled the following forums at 1 p.m. at the Inverness Womens Club, 1715 Forest Drive, Inverness: Saturday, May 19, state representative candidates Nancy Argenziano, Lynn Dostal and incumbent Jimmie T. Smith; Saturday, June 16, candidates for sheriff with details to be announced. Steve Burch, Republican for sheriff, will have a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the American Legion Hall on State Road 44 in Crystal River. Information: Bob Milan, 352-527-9943; or Steve Burch, 352-464-4495. The Beverly Hills Civic Association candidates forum is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Information: Rosella Hale, 352-746-2545. The Citrus Hills Civic Association is hosting a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. The Campaign Trail is a listing of political happenings for the 2012 election season. Send events or campaign fundraisers to Mike Wright at mwright@chronicle online.com. From staff reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Blood drive organizer steps down NANCYKENNEDY Staff WriterBEVERLY HILLS What do you get when you cross a pit bull with a leprechaun? You get Don Irwin. Irwin, 76, is the kind of guy who gets things done. Hell tell you a joke, then when you let your guard down, hell move in for the kill. Seal the deal. Take a bite and not let go. Its with that tenacity that Irwin has helped save the lives of an estimated 1,770 people with the past 10 Our Lady of Grace/Knights of Columbus Francis Sadler Council 6168 Blood Ministry blood drives he has organized and overseen. On Saturday, May 19, Irwin will be honored with a blood drive in his name as he steps down as coordinator for health reasons. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the bloodmobile will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The first time I gave blood, I was a kid working in the sporting goods department at Macys in New York, Irwin said. I was 16 and the youngest in the department. The others teased me Oh, you have to get your mommy to sign for you. I was nervous. I remember seeing this guy, Sam, who was a heavyweight Golden Gloves champion, come back kind of woozy. So I go upstairs to the (store infirmary) and get on the table and after a while I ask the nurse, So, when are you going to get started? I take a look the bottles already half full. That gave me a boost of enthusiasm to give blood. Over the years, he gave when he could. He had a career in sales and marketing with a variety of companies, including Macys and Helena Rubinstein cosmetics, and traveled often. However, once he retired and moved to Beverly Hills in 1995, he immediately got involved in his churchs regular blood drive. In September 2010, he took over the leadership of it, nearly doubling the numbers of pints drawn. In the 10 drives Irwin has planned, theyve averaged 59 pints per drive. Ten drives equals 590 pints, and they say 1 pint helps save three lives, so do the math, he said. Prior to Irwin at the helm they had averaged 20 to 30 pints per drive. Whats the secret? I decided to take what Im good at and apply it to the blood drives, he said. He gave each drive a theme New Years Resolutions, Pre-holiday for Thanksgiving, or named them after super-donors like the late Matt Curley or the late Larry Nestor. Donors are greeted personally and offered a continental breakfast before or after giving blood. Ir win has made these drives special events. Its been fun working with all these great people and seeing the numbers go up, he said. Weve had as high as 76 pints. The only thing Irwin has regretted is not being able to give blood himself anymore he takes a blood thinner that disallows him from donating. Not that he hasnt tried. Theyre sharp, he said. Ive tried lying, but they catch me every time. He also acknowledged it will be difficult to keep his fingers off future Our Lady of Grace/Knights of Columbus blood drives, now being organized by Len Houle. Ive already told them, as soon as I open my mouth, slap me down, he said.Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chronicle online.comor 352-564-2927. Don Irwinlongtime blood drive organizer. Volunteer Don Irwin driving force behind nearly 600 pints from local donors New digs for DeRosa firefighters DAVE SIGLER/ChronicleABOVE: The DeRosa Fire Station was ready for inspection Saturday and after undergoing a complete renovation, it is ready to be staffed. The station will now be known as Station 9 in the Citrus County Sheriffs Office Fire Rescue Division. Vinnie DeRosa remembers spending many hours at the station his father, Pete DeRosa, built to protect the community he developed. Vinnie DeRosa shows Fire Chief Larry Morabito, and Dick Fitzgerald, right, pictures his family has kept in their archives. RIGHT: The living room of Station 9 is decorated with manly comfort furniture. Stuffed chairs make an easy place to rest after a day of wearing protective gear while fighting a stubborn fire in the Florida heat. For more photos, click on this story at www.chronicle online.com. Are you ready? Dont miss CCSOs all-hazard expo May 19 GAILTIERNEY Special to the ChronicleAs of early April, Colorado State Universitys renowned forecast team was predicting the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, will have reduced activity. Team members anticipate a below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline and in the Caribbean, but remind all coastal residents it only takes one hurricane to make it an active season for them. The team is calling for the possibility of 10 named storms, including four hurricanes. Two of them could be intense. The probability for at least one major hurricane landfall on the Gulf Coast is 24 percent, and that probability jumps to 34 percent for at least one major storm to track into the Caribbean. Thats why the Citrus County Sheriffs Office emergency management team works closely with community members yearround to stress the importance of being not only prepared, but ready to protect their family, home and business from severe weather and other hazards. Maintaining a wellstocked disaster kit, as well as an often-rehearsed family (and/or business) disaster plan are some keys to survival. When faced with a major disaster, citizens should know it could be as long as 72 hours before any kind of public assistance is available. On Saturday, May 19, the agencys emergency management section will host its free, family-friendly allhazard and informational expo at the Florida National Guard Armory, 8551 W. Venable St. Crystal River. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors will have the chance to see displays, watch demonstrations, pick up handouts and re-entry tags and talk with vendors. Drawings will start at 9:30 for free weather radios, a gas grill donated by Home Depot, a cordless drill kit from Lowes, plus other items, and will continue throughout the event. Food and drinks will be for sale. It will feature clowns, facepainting, CCSOs fire safety house and a climbing wall for the younger set. Several outdoor displays, including the Florida Highway Patrols rollover simulator that gives a clearer picture of what happens when safety belts arent worn, also will be set up. Because a major disaster typically impacts all of the countys resources, this years expo will include valuable information from the offices of Citrus Countys clerk of courts, property appraiser, tax collector, supervisor of elections, community planning division, geographic resources, parks and recreation, animal services, health department, Sheriffs Office Fire Rescue and Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services. About 50 vendors are expected to display products and services designed to assist citizens as they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. The sheriffs office also maintains all-inclusive emergency management pages on its official website. Go to www.sheriffcitrus.org and click on Emergency Management. It features useful information about shelter locations, distribution sites and pet-friendly shelters; where to pick up re-entry tags; plus what actions to take before, during and after severe weather strikes. Citizens with special needs, such as restricted mobility or certain medical conditions, are urged to register now to receive critical assistance should an emergency threaten. Either download a registration form from the website and mail it, or call 352-746-6555 to get on the list. Additionally, people can sign up for CodeRED, emergency managements Internet-based, high-speed telephone calling system. Its a good idea for everyone in the community to register their home, business and cellphone numbers to receive emergency notifications about evacuation orders, boilwater notices, etc. People who dont have computer access may enroll in any of these free notification services by calling 352746-6555.Gail Tierney is public information officer for the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Comments or suggestions may be directed to Gail at 352-341-7460, or gtierney @sheriffcitrus.org. Campaign TRAIL

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only children, but adults safe as well. YMCAs across the country go through training each year to ensure the safety of people using their facilities and programs, and the Citrus County YMCA is no exception. Even though the Citrus branch does not have its own pool at this time, it is a goal to make sure that while Y programs are being conducted, safety procedures are being followed. The Citrus County YMCA is committed to teaching kids to swim in order to prevent drowning incidents here in the area. Between 2007 and 2011, drowning is the second leading cause of death nationally among children ages 1 to 14, and four out of five victims are male. The Y recognizes that with the abundance of lakes, rivers, and pools in Citrus County, it is of the utmost importance that everyone knows how to swim. The Citrus County YMCA accepts infants ages 6 months and older for parent/child classes, along with preschool ages, youths and adults. A session includes eight lessons, and multiple sessions are available in the mornings and evenings this summer at Central Ridge Community Pool. The Y is committed to these new summer initiatives concerning the Adventure Summer Day Camp and the revitalized aquatics program. To learn more about the Citrus County YMCAs camp and swim lessons, including registration costs, stop by the office in Beverly Hills at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway, or call 352-637-0132. Visit the website at www.ymca suncoast.org under Locations/Citrus County. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeArrests Wayne Perry Walker 52, of 4637 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, at 2:51 p.m. Thursday on a fugitive from justice charge in reference to an outstanding Pennsylvania warrant on a felony charge of burglary. No bond. Everett Rudolph Dicks III 41, of 5951 W. Mink Lane, Homosassa, at 5:32 p.m. Thursday on an active Hernando County warrant for a felony charge of grand theft. Bond $2,000. Roy Leon Frost, 35, of 4368 E. Thunderhill Loop, Hernando, at 11:07 p.m. Thursday on misdemeanor charges of malicious touch/strike/harm to a law enforcement animal and resisting an officer without violence and felony charges of grand theft. Bond $5,000. Wayne Charles Brown Jr., 34, of 933 S. Apopka Ave., Inverness, at 12:45 p.m. Friday on felony charge of trafficking in stolen property, grand theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker. Bond $16,000. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL Today's active pollen: Oak, hickory, grasses Todays count: 1.4/12 Mondays count: 2.9 Tuesdays count: 4.4 For theRECORD ON THE NET For more information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriff citrus.org and click on the Public Information link, then on Arrest Reports. Also under Public Information on the CCSO website, click on Crime Mapping for a view of where each type of crime occurs in Citrus County. Click on Offense Reports to see lists of burglary, theft and vandalism. For the Record reports are also archived online at www.chronicleonline.com. Citrus County Sheriffs Office/Fire Rescue Chief Larry Morabito said the fire service is seeking volunteers to serve alongside paid staff at all stations. For information, call John Beebe, volunteer coordinator, at 352-527-5406. The Sexual Predator Unit is responsible for tracking all registered sexual offenders and predators in the county. Click on the Sexual Offender Information link on the CCSO website.A4SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 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. 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Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community Where to find us:1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. Couple charged with child abuse SHEMIRWILES Staff WriterINVERNESS Deputies arrested an Inverness couple Friday for allegedly hitting a 7-year-old Inverness boy multiple times, causing a number of bruises and a bloody nose. Charles Roberts, 28, was charged with child abuse. Dawn Louise Opper, 34, was charged with child abuse and violating her felony probation for fraud. Both were transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto, where they were given no bond. According to arrest reports, the Citrus County Sheriffs Office became involved after a school resource officer noticed swelling on the bridge of the boys nose and bruises on his face. A detective spoke with a witness, who claimed he, the boy and his cousins went to the beach Thursday. After returning home, the witness said the boy had to go to his room because he was grounded and Opper was the only adult home. The witness told authorities he never heard Opper hit the boy, but when Roberts came home, the boy told Roberts that Opper had hit him. The witness also said he never saw Roberts hit the boy, but he knew Roberts had hit him because the boy had a bloody nose, the report stated. Additionally, the witness said he heard Roberts tell the boy to hold his head back to stop the bleeding. During an interview with investigators, the boy claimed Opper and Roberts both struck him. According to the report, the boy said Opper came in his room and hit him in the face, but he didnt know why. Then when Roberts came home, the boy said he was in his room reading a book when Roberts allegedly struck him in the face, causing his nose to bleed. The boy stated Opper was in the room when it happened, and they both gave him toilet paper to make the bleeding stop, the report said. The boy told the detective Roberts instructed him not to say anything or he and the witness would be taken away. The report stated the boy admitted to lying during a child protective team visit in March when an investigator came to the house because the boy had bruises on his thigh. The boy said Opper had hit him several times with a belt, but he lied and said he was hit accidentally with a ball. However, during his interview at the childrens advocacy center, he said he told the interviewer the truth. The detective and a child protective investigator went to the home and spoke with Roberts and Opper, who both reportedly denied having any knowledge of the boys injuries. Roberts then later admitted to seeing a bruise on the left side of the boys forehead, but stated the boy fell at the beach, according to the arrest report. As the questioning continued, Opper eventually admitted to hitting the boy and stated she was using drugs during the time of the incident, the report said. She also allegedly said she hit the boy out of anger and realized she shouldnt have struck him. Roberts said when he came home, the boy told him Opper had hit him. However, Opper denied it, so he struck the boy, which spilt his lip and caused the bloody nose, the report stated. Roberts said he was mad at the boy for lying to him. Opper reportedly said she knew Roberts had injured the boy and did nothing to stop it. According to officials, Opper also admitted to hitting the boy with a belt back in March because he touched a friends computer after he was told not to touch it. Opper told investigators she disciplines the boy out of anger because he is difficult to handle.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or swiles@chronicleonline.com. YMCAContinued from Page A2 Legal notices in todays Citrus County Chronicle 000B8UM Fictitious Name Notices . . . . . . . . D7 Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D7 Miscellaneous Notices . . . . . . . . . D7 Self Storage Notices . . . . . . . . . . . D7

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was my rock; my silent, strong, dependable rock. Even though shes not here in body today, she is certainly here in spirit and I still hear her soft voice and feel her love. I love you, Mom! Dee Atkins, Crystal River We were blessed with an amazing mom. My sister Brenda and I are identical twins and we both owe our success to our mom, Martha Morrow. Moms tend to put everyone else first, but our mom does that more than others, at least we think so. We graduated from Citrus High School in where I was valedictorian and my sister was salutatorian. Mom was at all our events, and I think that helped us achieve academically. My mom was a huge support for me during the time I went to the University of Florida in 2001, majoring in Agricultural Education and Communications for my masters degree while also working a more than fulltime job with the county extension office. She literally kept my house going while I studied at night and on the weekends. She has sacrificed so much to help us be the best we could be. My daughter was born with Down syndrome, and mom was always there to help, especially when my daughter died at 8 years old. Mom took care of her dad when he was sick and then cared for her mom for three years until she died. Our mom has always shown a lot of grace, modeling what it means to be a Christian woman. Shes always hospitable she makes people feel welcome. She taught us that doing the right thing matters, and you leave things better than you found them. She has great integrity you can trust her. She has worked tirelessly to help us make our dreams a reality. Theres no way to express our gratitude or repay her for what she has done for us. Monica Payne, Citrus Springs My mommy is the best mommy of the year because she works for the county and helps people get their drivers licenses. She works very hard helping other people. She does not make a lot of money so she works two jobs as a bartender. She gets home very late and has to get up early in the morning and she does a lot for the needy. She has a very bad back and may have it operated on. My sister Kaitlyn and me love our mom very, very much and would like a vacation for her and Daddy. Tyler William Wasylyk, age 8, Crystal River To Dorothy Cross, best mom ever When God took her home Oct. 10, 2002, the legacy she left behind includes a marriage of 60 years and 10 children two who became ministers. She loved to go to church. She prayed for many and had many friends. She was well-known in Inglis and Yankeetown, where she lived for 67 years. She was a good cook and loved doing for others. She took in washing and ironing to help feed and clothe her family. She was the best mother anyone could ever have. She has been gone almost 10 years, but not forgotten. the Rev. Marvin Cross, Homosassa Mothers Day is always special to me and my mom, Rose Brechka.Every year, the month of May is very busy for us. It started back in 1957 when she had me on Mothers Day. And last week we celebrated my mom and dads 61st anniversary! Imagine, 61 years together so far and still happy! Next week is my moms birthday, (number not mentioned). Aside from all that, my mom is my best friend.We talk and usually do something together nearly every day, whether it be shopping, a little line dancing,yard sale-ingor going to Ocala for hay, then lunch. She is always cheerful and positive and ready for anything.So I always try to make Mothers Day extra special for her because she has made every day special for me. This Mothers Day, my 14year-old son and I are going to make a grand lunch for my mom and my dad, George, and hubby, Gary, too, then take her shopping.She just said to me last week she loves to sit down to a meal that she did not have to cook or clean up after. I think one of the most important things she taught me is to always treat people as you would like to be treated.Everyone I know loves my mother. Whenever I see her friends they tell me I am very lucky to have a mom like her. Jill Ceriani, Pine Ridge Mothers attempt to give their children everything. My mom goes above and beyond the usual mom standards. She doesnt provide a good enough home; she provides a mansion at least it seems like one. Many kids live in rundown neighborhoods. Living in clean communities means the world to my family. My mom is also a chef five-star food for the price of a hug. She does more than we ask for. Budgets are tighter than skinny jeans, yet she buys new binders when we ask for duct tape to repair old ones. Shes supermom! Tiffany Yankee, age 13 My mothers unconditional love for all five of her children is by far her greatest quality. As each one of us has stumbled during our quest to find our own path in life, my mother, Theresa Salozzo, has always been there with arms wide open to offer words of wisdom and a shoulder to cry on when needed. She is the most unselfish person I have ever met. A million words could not explain my mothers uniqueness. However, what will one day make me an extraordinary mother is simply that I have been blessed to have her as mine. Jacklyn M. SalozzoCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 A5 000B6P0 *D0150, D0274, D1110. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is perfo rmed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee services, examination, or treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a specialty area by the American Dental Association or the Florida Board of Dentistry. Some restrictions may apply. ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME CHECK UP and CLEANINGS NEW PATIENTS & EMERGENCIES WELCOME Hablamos Espaol CALL TODAY 000BFHC Most Insurances Accepted Accepting: Chase Health Advance And Care C redit 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 352-596-9900 Amir Akel, DMD www.akeldental.com SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS DISCOUNT FOR CASH PAYING 000B6IL WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE* BLINDS LECANTO ~ TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. *Must present written estimate from competitor for this price 527-0012 1-877-746-0017 000BEPS FREE Valances Installation In Home Consulting www.72-hourblinds.com 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY Verticals Faux Wood Blinds Shutters Cellular Shades The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! 2011 2011 2011 2011 MOMContinued from Page A1 Special to the ChronicleJill Ceriani with her mother, Rose Brechka. See MOM / Page A7

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Brandon Yuranko, 25INVERNESSThe Service of Remembrance for Mr. Brandon Allen Yuranko, age 25, of Inverness, Fla., will be Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Fla., with Pastor Gordon Condit officiating. Interment will follow at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Brandon was born January 22, 1987, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, son of David and Leslie (Dunlap) Yuranko. He died May 6, 2012, in Inverness, Fla. He worked as a landscaper and enjoyed fishing and repairing small machines. Survivors include his parents, David J. and Leslie Yuranko of Inverness; two sons, Joshua Michael Yuranko and Allen Joseph Yuranko; brother, Justin Yuranko and Jessica Currence of Inverness, Fla.; sister, Meghan Yuranko of Tenn.; girlfriend, Elizabeth Hobbs of Floral City, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Anne Yuranko of St. Cloud, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Beverly and William Dunlap of Newbury, Ohio; uncle, Mike and aunt, Norma Yuranko of Largo, Fla.; aunt, Patricia and uncle, John Zwolinski of St. Cloud, Fla.; aunt, Eve and uncle, Tom Zimmer of Painesville, Ohio; and aunt, Dawn Easthon, also of Painesville, Ohio; and numerous cousins. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. Robert Bobby Darts Ferguson, 67FLORAL CITYThe Service of Remembrance for Mr. Robert S. Bobby Darts Ferguson, age 67, of Floral City, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Fla. The family will receive friends from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Mr. Ferguson was born April 2, 1945, in Hoboken, N.J., son of the late Edwin George and Myrtle Ferguson. He died May 11, 2012, in Inverness, Fla. He worked as a warehouse manager, police officer and bartender. He moved to Floral City, Fla., from Little Ferry, N.J., in 1989. He was a good husband, uncle and friend and always wore a smile. Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by father, Edwin George; mother, Myrtle Hart Emord; three brothers, Joseph Ferguson, George Ferguson, and Butch Ferguson; two sisters, Mickey Wagner and Mildred Tompkins. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Frances Ferguson of Floral City, Fla.; brother, Billy Ferguson of Okeechobee, Fla.; sister, Dolores Jenkins, Toms River, N.J.; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews. Erlo Branch, 86DUNNELLONErlo A. Branch, 86, of Dunnellon, died May 1, 2012. Mr. Branch was born in White Cloud, Mich. He was educated at White Cloud H.S. and Ferris Institute. He was a bookkeeper for Sinclair Gas in Fremont, Mich. After moving to Largo in 1955, he operated Branch Lawn Service. He was known for his sense of humor and love of music. He was an avid golfer, a member of Rainbows End Golf Club, and formerly employed by Rainbow Springs Golf Club. He is survived by Faye Branch, his wife of 65 years; his children, Eric Branch, Kerry Ables (Ken), and Susan Horger (David); and his grandchildren, Lori Webster (Michael), Lydia Buckler (Blake), Kayte Branch, Jonathan Branch (Melanie) and Natalie Buono. A memorial will be at 1 p.m. June 6, 2012, at the Railroad Depot, Dunnellon, Fla. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion Co., P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Ramona Acevedo, 96INVERNESS,The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Ramona Diaz Acevedo, age 96, of Inverness, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. She died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Inverness. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory.David Beaudwin, 46BEVERLY HILLS,David G. Beaudwin, 46, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Thursday, May 10, 2012. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, with a chapel service following at 4 p.m. at Fero Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home.A6SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE 000BB4O Friday, May 25 Anne Marie Newcomer, OD Please RSVP 352.628.3029 Homosassa Eye Clinic 4564 S Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34446 000BBM7 Call 795-5700 Crystal River Inverness Over 2000 participants have joined Gardner Audiologys research studies. Lend Your Ears Participants sought for hearing aid comparison study. Gardner Audiology invites you to join a field study that will compare conventional digital hearing aids with Spectral IQ. This new technology boosts speech recognition because it bypasses damaged inner ear hearing cells and diverts amplified speech to the useable cells. Starkey, the largest manufacturer of hearing aids in the U.S., is partnering with Gardner Audiology to perform this study. You will receive free services that include: candidate screenings, evaluation, lab services, and hearing aid fittings in exchange for sharing your experience on pre and post fitting questionnaires. At the end of 30 days you will return the study aids or purchase at a discount. Its your choice. For Information and costs, call 726-8323 Burial Shipping Cremation Funeral Home With Crematory 0009YE4 Member of International Order of the Inverness Homosass a Beverly Hills (352) 726-2271 1-888-746-6737 000BB8N www.HooperFuneralHome.com Audi tor i um 000ALVS Call 228-9047 for information. at the Citrus County Auditorium May 14, 2012 C itrus C ountys 2012 W orlds G reatest B aby S hower Expecting a baby? Come to our Baby Shower! Learn about taking care of yourself and your baby. Parents of infants under 6 months old are also invited. There will be exhibits, games, door prizes, a scavenger hunt and gifts for moms, dads and babies! 000BCAJ Cellular & Roman Shades Plantation Shutters Ado Wraps Custom Drapery Top Treatments Etc. 628-7888 CALL NOW! Lorrie 5454 S. Suncoast Blvd. (Hwy 19, next to Sugarmill Family Rest.) www.verticalblindsofhomosassa.com OF HOMOSASSA, Inc. More Than Just Verticals 2011 2011 2011 2011 2 Faux Wood Woven Woods Burial Cremation Pre-Planning 1901 SE H WY 19 C RYSTAL R IVER 352-795-2678 Your Trusted Family-Owned Funeral Home for 50 Years trickland S Funeral Home and Crematory www.stricklandfuneralhome.com 000AAVW Funeral Directors C. Lyman Strickland & Tom L. Pace To Place Your In Memory ad, Call Mike Snyder at 563-3273 msnyder@chronicleonline.com or Saralynne Schlumberger at 564-2917 sschlumberger@chronicleonline.com Closing time for placing ad is 4 days prior to run date. 000BCHK 000BFZO Obituaries SO YOU KNOW The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Email obits@ chronicle online.com or phone 352-563-5660 for details and pricing. SO YOU KNOW Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Obituaries must be verified with the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. Deaths ELSEWHERE Mort Lindsey, 89LOS ANGELES, CALIF.Mort Lindsey, a composer and jazz pianist who was a music director for Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, has died. He was 89. His son, Trevor, told theLos Angeles Timesthat Lindsey died May 4 at his home in Malibu. Lindsey was music director for Garland at her 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall and her later TV show. He also worked with Streisand and won a 1969 Emmy for his work on her videotaped concert in New Yorks Central Park. 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Associated PressNEW YORK What were they thinking? Through plastic smiles or gritted teeth, moms have to suck it up sometimes when Mothers Day means a gifted toilet, unsolicited wash tub or anti-aging cream. It wouldnt be Mothers Day if some mom somewhere wasnt disappointed or downright piqued at gift time. Many arent looking to break the bank, though the National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend $19 billion on the holiday this year. Dave Hochman learned the hard way last year when he presented his five-years-older wife with a Cougar T-shirt, a freebie from a client, no less. A good chunk of moms surveyed in March by the website Cafemom received this last year: absolutely nothing. And while vacuums have come a long way in design and efficiency, they still ranked among the worst Mothers Day gifts ever received. In San Francisco, Heddi Cundle joked that her mother back home in England hasnt quite forgiven her for a particular Mothers Day gift: A plastic wash tub with dish gloves and a scrub brush, all from the dollar store. Other, er, unusual items to make the worst-gift list at Cafemom: a Cuban cigar and stale candy left over from Easter. One mom, RoseMarie Luevano in San Antonio, Texas, received a chainsaw two years ago. Moms surveyed by the site PlumDistrict said theyd choose handmade gifts over store-bought ones. And while breakfast in bed is a sweet gesture, theyd choose another one: sleeping in. I am 73 years old and my mother passed away from a heart attack/auto accident when she was 87. She only had an eighthgrade education, but she was wise beyond her years. She could speak and write two languages fluently and was the rock that made our family successful. She was always encouraging my brother and me to do our best in everything we attempted get good grades, listen to your teachers, stay out of trouble, mind our manners and get a college education. My brother was the first in our entire family to get a college degree and I was second. My mother taught us to be good students and athletes, helped us with our homework, made sure we were always clean and dressed properly, got us to church and confession every week and always fed us to the fullest. She was a whiz in math and money matters she could turn a penny into gold. I miss my mom very much and pray for her and my father every day. She is the sole reason my brother and I have been successful teachers and coaches. Sam Vicchy, Hernando My mother, Margie Johnson, at 83 is the best mommy ever! She has raised six children and makes the best coconut cream pie from scratch. Even Martha Stewart would be proud. She volunteers at her church and just made mats for the homeless from recycled plastic bags. Plus she works with Samaritans Purse. I love her and so will you! Karen Bouvier, Inverness Words couldnt explain what makes my mother, Laurie Lang, great. She has the biggest heart, and she cares greatly for other people. My mother has done the very best to give me a wonderful life. Iappreciateabsolutelyeverything she does. My mom is one of the most outstanding people I know. She has been through so much, yet stands so tall and strong. She deserves the best and nothing less. Katrina Lang, age 18, Homosassa What do you see in Websters Dictionary when you look up the word mother? A picture of our mom, Norine Gilstrap, and trust me, shes like no other. She taught us faith, to love the Lord and to pray specifically. Shes beautiful inside and out, and like fine wine she gets better with age. Weve endured her lectures (102, 103 and 104), but we thank God that shes still here to give us more. Also, somehow theyve stuck with us we hear them coming out of our mouths and cause us to exclaim, I sound just like Mom! But thats not a bad thing. Actually, those long lectures have helped us pave our way, and now were passing them on to our own children. She is truly the greatest mother in the world and we, her daughters and her grandchildren, are so blessed. Teresa Gilstrap, Inverness My name is Jimmy Kyker and my mother is Martha Kyker, resident of Beverly Hills. She is wonderful because as she grows older, she works harder and harder at serving those around her. She spent her adult life working hard at her job and for her family. After retiring, she has spent the last 20 years taking care of her mother, her father and now my father. Her mother died of Alzheimers and she served her father as he lay helpless in a nursing home. Now she takes care of my father as he grows old. Whenever she needed a break, she would come to our house to help take care of our six children. Mom, thanks for the hard work and good example of a life well lived.Happy Mothers Day! Jimmy Kyker This year Mothers Day is May 13;however, I celebrate my mother every day of the year. How much she helped me while growing up, withher loving way of being! She loved everybody and everyone loved her. Even though I was lucky to help her celebrate her 92nd birthday, I wish that she would be here with me today. Thank you for all you did for me, Mami. Al Puig, Hernando My mom is an allaround perfect woman. Shes smart, beautiful, caring and all I could ever ask for. Shes always there for me or my brothers if we ever need anything. Shes my role model, shes always been such a strong woman and I can only hope that Ill be like her. My mom is more than just my mother; shes my best friend. I love that I can talk to her about anything without being judged. Of course, if she disagrees shell put her two cents in, but thats what a good mother does. I have the absolute best mother ever! Casandra RouseCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 A7 000B92V 867-8515 000BG21 000B8K6 Mon. May 14 The Villages 11am Comfort Inn Suites 1202 Avenida Central Thur. May 17 Ocala 11am Hampton Inn 3434 SW College Rd. Fri. May 18 Crystal River 10am Holiday Inn Express 1203 NE 5th Street 000BG1O 000B67A Irrigation Tune-up Special Toll Free 1-877-345-BUSH www.bushhomeservices.com Up to 5 zones Homosassa 621-7700 Crystal River 795-8600 Inverness 860-1037 HOME SERVICES $ 49 99 MOMContinued from Page A5 Special to the ChronicleMargie Johnson. Special to the ChronicleNorine Gilstrap. ON THE NET View these photos in color with this story at chronicleonline.com. CLICK & SAVE Check out local deals offered at www.chron icleonline.com. Each deal will be available for purchase online for 48 hours, but a minimum number of customers must participate in order for the deal to be available. A new Click & Save deal will be offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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May 14 to 18MENUS CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOLS All meals for all grades this week are managers choice. SENIOR DINING Monday: Flame-broiled beef patty with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, corn with red peppers, applesauce, whole-grain bread with margarine, low-fat milk. Tuesday: Birthday celebration: Noodles Romanoff with chicken, green beans, carrot coins, cake, dinner roll with margarine, low-fat milk. Wednesday: Egg salad, lettuce with carrot and tomato, marinated broccoli salad, fresh orange, two slices whole-grain bread, low-fat milk. Thursday: Baked chicken thigh, coq au vin sauce, her mashed potatoes, country vegetable medley, pineapple, slice whole-grain bread with margarine, low-fat milk. Friday: Hot dog, baked beans with tomato, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, mixed fruit, hot dog bun with mustard, lowfat milk. Senior dining sites include: Lecanto, East Citrus, Crystal River, Homosassa Springs, Inverness and South Dunnellon. For information, call Support Services at 352-527-5975. There are some things you cant buy in this country for love nor money. One of them is pizza with hot dogs embedded in the crust from Pizza Hut. After all the publicity, it turns out they are available only in the U.K. It is probably just a clever ploy by the British government to increase tourism. What other reason could there be to visit England? For a few weeks, I thought Pizza Hut had reached the heights of hot, hand-held dining. Then, thanks to my friends on Pinterest, I learned that I was woefully behind the pizza times. They alerted me to the fact that in the Middle East, Pizza Hut is offering Crown Crust Carnival pizzas. One has an outer crust studded with chicken nuggets; the other is surrounded by minicheeseburgers. Yummy! And so authentically Italian! It could be better only if it were put on a stick and deep-fried. I dont know why these pizzas are available only in the Middle East. Youd think that people in Naples would be screaming for them Naples, Texas, that is. Pinterest, for the uninformed, is the latest Internet social-media phenomenon. It lets Web surfers, with the push of a button, post things they have found on the Internet to a personal bulletin board they can share with others. Unlike Facebook, Pinterest doesnt want to know what you did today or what your relationship status is. It doesnt care about your friends or family or what groups you think other people should join. It is much like the stuff stuck to your refrigerator door a jumble of unrelated things you find interesting or necessary or funny. (The cheeseburger pizza qualified on all three counts.) You dont have to say anything about what youve posted, though you can. There are a lot of recipes on Pinterest. And a lot of shoes. It makes me think someone should start a magazine called Food With Melted Cheese & Expensive Shoes. Other hot topics are inspirational sayings and spoofs of inspirational sayings. And cats lots and lots of cats and kittens. Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul much in the news lately, made a habit of printing pictures of busty, barely dressed women on Page 3 of all his tabloids in a blatant attempt to lure male readers. Pinterest has convinced me that what every newspaper really should be printing on Page 3 is an adorable picture of cats or kittens doing something cute, like sleeping on top of the long-suffering family Lab. Another favorite of Pinners is interior decorating. They read their favorite magazines online and pin the pictures they like best. What they like most are kitchens. In 10 minutes, you will have seen more kitchens on Pinterest than Guy Fieri has seen in his entire life. Apple green is becoming the popular color for this room. Isnt this just another way to waste time on the Internet? Havent you got better things to do? Sue asks, as if the four hours she just spent watching a baseball game was not wasting time. I will not waste my time by saying that. It would not end well. Still, wasting time is what most of us do when were not working. I fail to see how wasting time on the Internet is any different from wasting time by playing golf or going fishing. I no longer feel guilty about spending mindless hours surfing the Web. I still feel guilty when I play golf. Im not going to hear about cheeseburger pizzas on the golf course; I have to be on the Internet for that. Arent you afraid your mind will rot? ask some people. (OK, it was Sue again.) No, it exercises my brain. I see a picture of a cheeseburger pizza and I think, What else new and different could be done to a pizza? A fried crust? A bloomin pizza? A burrito stuffed into the crust? A curly fry pizza? A cotton-candy pizza? A fried Twinkie crust pizza? Oh, thank you, thank you, dear Internet.Jim Mullens newest book, How to Lose Money in Your Spare Time At Home, is available at amazon.com. 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Special to the ChronicleCitrus County YMCA will have a Fathers Day Essay Contest, The Best Dad Ever, this year for children ages 5 to 12. Entries will be accepted through Friday, June 8. This is the first year of what will now be an annual contest for the Y. We are so excited about this opportunity for kids here in the area to do something creative while expressing themselves about their fathers, said Renea Teaster, marketing coordinator. Dads and moms play a paramount role in childrens lives, and the Y is committed to helping foster those relationships. The Fathers Day Essay Contest will award prizes in three different divisions: age 5 to 7, age 6 to 8, and age 11 to 12. There will be first-, secondand third-place winners awarded in each age division. Some of the prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants, park passes, manatee snorkel tours and a grand prize featuring a charter fishing trip. Sponsors for the contest include: Hang em High Sportfishing, American Pro-Dive, Nature Coast Bank, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Reds Restaurant. To register for The Best Dad Ever contest, entry forms may be downloaded from the website at www. ymcasuncoast.org, under the Locations/Citrus County page. Forms may also be picked up at the Citrus County YMCA office in Beverly Hills, 3909 N. Lecanto Highway. For more information, call the office at 352-637-0132. The Y has a strong history with Fathers Day, because it was first celebrated in June 1910 at the Spokane, Wash., YMCA. Fathers Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, the daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. On Mothers Day in 1909, Smart Dodd heard a sermon honoring mothers and wondered why there was no similar tribute for fathers. With the support of local ministers in Spokane, Smart Dodd launched the first Fathers Day celebration at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. President Nixon signed Fathers Day into law in 1972. Special to the ChronicleAll boat owners are invited to the Blessing of the Fleet on Kings Bay at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Conducted by the Crystal River Sail and Power Squadron, the local affiliate of the United States Power Squadrons, vessels will be blessed by the Rev. Kevin Holsapple, rector of Saint Annes Anglican Church. The Blessing of the Fleet originated centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. The blessing was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season for the fishermen. Today, it is practiced by all boaters including fishermen to ensure a safe passage for the season. The blessing will be conducted on the north side of Buzzards Island in Kings Bay. Boaters are asked to arrive shortly before 2 p.m., then form a line to pass by the committee boat (a 22foot pontoon boat with a Crystal River Power Squadron banner and a green Bimini top). All local boating clubs and groups are invited, including the Homosassa and Crystal River Coast Guard auxiliaries, and the Sheriffs Marine Unit. The squadron wants this to be an annual event. For information, call Jack Flynn at 352-527-8038, or email jdflynn@tampabay.rr.com. COMMUNITYCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 A9 000BEFE Send you resume in confidence to: The Villages of Citrus Hills Attn: nancy@citrushills.com Fax: (352) 746-7707 Top Sales Pros Needed Premier, Award Winning Community With Multiple Product Lines Top Pay For High Performance! All industry sales pros encouraged to apply. No Florida real estate license required. New home sales experience preferred, but not required. Must have positive attitude and demeanor. Outgoing-winning personality, professional in all aspects, high-energy work ethic and willingness to strive for highest levels of success. 000BBG3 000B1YI 352.746.4882 352.746.3636 Central Ridge Community Center At Beverly Hills 77 Civic Circle WE WANT YOU! MILITARY CARD PARTY Tuesday June 12th Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Lunch at Noon 1:00 p.m. games, doorprizes & raffles $12 per person at office Advance Reservations Required by June 9th SHARE THE WEALTH Beverly Hills Card Club 000B99K5th Annual Athlete of the Year Sports Awards BanquetThursday May 17thReception 5:00pm 6:00pm Awards Ceremony 6:00pm 8:00 PM College of Central Florida Citrus Campus Tickets are $20 and are available at The Citrus County Chronicle ofces 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River For more information call: 352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.com Citrus County Health Department 000B9OD Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. 352-621-8000 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 West 352-586-7599 FREE HEARING TEST + EVALUATION The Hearing Aid Myth Busters! Special to the ChronicleAllen Rawls American Legion Post 77 will host an Armed Forces Day barbecue and a flag retirement and disposal ceremony Saturday, May 19, at the Highlands Civic Center, 4375 Little Al Point, off Arbor Street in Inverness. The flag disposal ceremony will be from noon to about 1 p.m. Bring old and worn flags to be disposed of with honor and dignity. The barbecue will be grilled black Angus beef patties, hot dogs, homemade potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, desserts, ice tea, lemonade, soda and coffee, with serving from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 8. Weather permitting, there will be horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts available. For more information, call John at 352-697-1281, or the day of the event call 352-726-0444. Armed Forces to be honored Post 77 plans ceremony, party Blessing of the Fleet slated for May 19 Got the Best Dad Ever? YMCA wants to hear from kids in contest

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Associated PressCAIRO Taking advantage of Egypts political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the countrys ancient pharaonic heritage. Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a staggering 100-fold over the past 16 months since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubaraks 29-year regime and security fell apart in many areas as police simply stopped doing their jobs. The pillaging comes on top of a wave of break-ins last year at archaeological storehouses and even at Cairos famed Egyptian Museum, the countrys biggest repository of pharaonic artifacts. Horrified archaeologists and antiquities authorities are scrambling to prevent smuggling, keeping a watch on European and American auction houses in case stolen artifacts show up there. Criminals became so bold they are digging in landmark areas, including near the Great Pyramids in Giza, other nearby pyramids and the grand temples of the southern city of Luxor, said Maj. Gen. AbdelRahim Hassan, commander of the Tourism and Antiquities Police Department. In the fray Associated PressA Congolese refugee with his belongings joins others Saturday as he flees fighting between the Congolese military and rebels. They headed toward the border with Rwanda, about 12 miles away, near Bunagana in Congo. Dead man wakes up at funeralLUXOR, Egypt The funeral of a 28-year-old waiter in southern Egypt turned into a celebration when he woke up after being declared dead. Hospital officials had pronounced dead Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, who came from the village of Naga al-Simman in the southern province of Luxor, after he suffered a heart attack while working. His family said grieving relatives took him home and, according to Islamic tradition, washed his body and prepared him for burial Friday evening. A doctor sent to sign the death certificate found it strange that his body was warm. At closer observation, she discovered he was still alive. His mother fainted upon hearing the good news. With the doctors assistance, both al-Nubi and his mother were awakened and soon were celebrating with guests. From wire reports World BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A10SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Romney speaks to grads, talks family N.C. a political headache for Dems Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the partys national convention in Charlotte. The causes are plenty. Labor unions, a core Democratic constituency, are up in arms. Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue isnt running for re-election; Democrats say she was likely to lose. The state Democratic Party is in disarray over an explosive sexual harassment scandal. Voters recently approved amending the state constitution to ban gay marriage, a position that runs counter to Obamas. And unemployment in the state remains persistently high. Nobody can sugarcoat the fact that we got problems here, said Gary Pearce, a former Democratic consultant who was an adviser to former Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt. Pearce was referring specifically to state party woes but could have been talking about any of the troubles here for Democrats. But, he added: I think the greatest strength that the party has is President Obama. And hes the thing that people will rally around. It wasnt supposed to be like this at least that was the hope when Democrats chose Charlotte to host the national convention, where Obama will formally accept his partys presidential nomination for a second time, Sept. 4-6. When Democrats announced the choice in February 2011, they said selecting the Southern city signaled Obamas intent to fight hard for the conservative-leaning state like he did in 2008. They also highlighted the economic transformation in the state and in Charlotte from tobacco, textiles and furniture-making to research, energy and banking. Party leaders noted the states strong political leadership and expressed hope that a Perdue re-election bid would get a boost from the attention that would be lavished on the convention. Now traditional Democratic Party groups are threatening huge protests in part because theyre deeply uncomfortable the convention is being held in one of the least union-friendly states. And thousands of Democrats across the country are calling for the convention to be relocated because of the gay-marriage vote. Democrats say that wont happen. Charlotte is going to host a great convention, insisted Mayor Anthony Foxx, who pushed to bring the event to North Carolinas largest city. Said Democratic National Convention in Charlotte spokeswoman Joanne Peters: The convention is staying in Charlotte. Republicans point out the obvious. North Carolina is a mess for the Democratic Party and for President Obama, said Republican National Committee spokesman Matt Connelly. Four years ago, Obama became the first Democrat to carry North Carolina since Jimmy Carter in 1976. He did it by exploiting voter anger at President George W. Bush and assembling a diverse coalition of supporters, including huge numbers of minorities who had never been politically organized and young voters. State law allowed people to register to vote on Election Day, which also meant the large student vote could be tapped. Associated PressLYNCHBURG, Va. Mitt Romneys Mormon faith has shaped his life, but he barely mentioned it as he spoke to graduates at an evangelical university Saturday. And he hardly touched on hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage, instead offering a broadbased defense of values like family and hard work. Culture what you believe, what you value, how you live matters, Romney told graduates gathered in the football stadium on Liberty Universitys campus in the Virginia mountains. The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the preeminence of the family. Instead of a red-meat conservative policy speech, Romney discussed his own family and offered a defense of Christianity, saying there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action. Still, he was inclusive: Men and women of every faith, and good people with none at all, sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life, Romney said. He had one sustained applause line in a 20-minute speech delivered days after President Barack Obama historically embraced gay marriage. Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman, Romney said to a cheering crowd of students who have to follow a strict code of conduct that considers sex out of wedlock and homosexuality to be sins. On Saturday, Obama was not seeking to revisit the issue of gay marriage. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president didnt mention his historymaking endorsement. Instead, he repeated his call for congressional lawmakers to take up a to-do list of tax breaks, mortgage relief and other initiatives he insists will create jobs and help middle-class families struggling in the sluggish economy. Having spent part of the week on the West Coast raising money for his reelection effort, Obama appeared in the Rose Garden of the White House to honor award-winning law enforcement officers. Presidential hopeful avoids hot-button issues at university Treasures at risk Associated PressABOVE: Army special forces gesture as they escort journalists during a tour for the media Feb. 16 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a staggering 100-fold over the past 16 months since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubaraks 29-year regime. BELOW: The funeral mask of King Tutankhamun in its glass case is pictured Feb. 16 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. In Egyptian turmoil, thieves hunt pharaonic antiquities Rescued girl tells sister: Now we can go home Associated PressGUNTOWN, Miss. Days of grueling searches for two young girls and the kidnapper who killed their mother and sister led to the kind of terrain that favors the hunted high hardwoods and deep ravines near a red-brick church perched on a hill. Specially trained officers had come up empty-handed for days but were following another lead Thursday evening after Adam Mayes was put on the FBIs 10 Most Wanted List. Dozens of tips turned up nothing. This latest lead led officers to the woods near Zion Hill Baptist Church, just a couple of miles from Mayes rented mobile home in Guntown, where 31-year-old Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne, were buried in a shallow grave. The officers had searched the church and later split up and set out down two old logging roads leading deep into the forest. Just 60 yards down, Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Steve Crawford saw a little girls head in the dirt. Within inches, another child. A few more inches, the man who proved so elusive. A search that dragged on for days ended in seconds. Lets see your hands, the officers shouted. Mayes pushed himself up to his knees, pulled out a 9 mm pistol and shot himself in the head. He didnt utter a word, and died a couple of hours later at a hospital. Twelve-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah sat up, subdued, within reach of Mayes body. Crawford said they didnt cry, instead looking almost relieved. Now we can go home, Lt. Lee Ellington heard the older girl tell her little sister. Ellington was part of a team from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Home was a place the girls hadnt seen since April 27, when Mayes, a friend they considered an uncle, killed Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain in the garage of their home in Whiteville, Tenn. Murder plot theory ridiculed Associated PressCARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan intelligence agents questioned the author of a newspaper crossword puzzle after the host of a state television show raised a theory that some of the words might be hidden calls for a plot to kill President Hugo Chavezs elder brother. Critics are ridiculing the allegations, and even some government supporters call it an outlandish idea. State TV presenter Miguel Perez Pirela started things moving by pointing out that Wednesdays crossword puzzle in the newspaper Ultimas Noticiascontained the word ASESINEN, or kill, intersecting with the name of Chavezs brother, ADAN, below the word RAFAGAS, meaning either gusts of wind or bursts of gunfire. Neptali Segovia, an English teacher who has prepared crossword puzzles for the newspaper for 17 years, said it was nonsense to think there was a hidden code in the puzzle. He told Ultimas Noticias he went voluntarily to be questioned by intelligence agents Thursday after they came to the paper asking about him. Crossword puzzle at center of controversy

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EXCURSIONS Page A11SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Change of plans When Janice and Hans Hoffman decided they wanted to go to Ireland, they went to a travel seminar; the rest is history. After changing their plans, here they are at the Tower of Pisa, one of the attractions on their tour of Italy. They also visited Rome, Milan, Florence, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Venice on their dream vacation.Special to the ChronicleThe Chronicle and The Accent Travel Group are sponsoring a photo contest for readers of the newspaper. Readers are invited to send a photograph from their Dream Vacation with a brief description of the trip. If its selected as a winner, it will be published in the Sunday Chronicle. At the end of the year, a panel of judges will select the best photo during the year and that photograph will win a prize. Please avoid photos with dates on the print. Photos should be sent to the Chronicle at 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 or dropped off at the Chronicle office in Inverness, Crystal River or any Accent Travel Office.DREAMVACATIONSPhoto Contest Veterans Notes can be found on Page A13 of today s Chronicle NEILSAWYER Special to the ChronicleThe Havasupai Indian tribe (people of the blue-green water) has, for a period of about 800 years, preserved a slice of paradise for a few lucky people to enjoy today. Hidden away in a remote canyon of the Grand Canyon is Cataract Canyon accessible only on foot or by mule, until helicopter service recently became available. It was only the remoteness of the canyon that enabled the tribe to maintain its pristine nature. Cataract Creek originates from mountain waters in Northern Arizona and flows through Cataract Canyon, the location of Supai, the only established village of the Havasupai tribe, numbering about 700. Its this creek that gives the canyon its indescribable character blue-green water forever creating travertine deposits of immense proportions because of the waters high concentration of lime. The flow of the creek is white water qualified until it cascades, thunderously, over a precipice, creating a refreshing cloud of mist as it crashes into a pristine bluegreen pool at the bottom. It is virtually impossible to hike past these pools without taking off hiking boots and dipping ones hot and tired feet in the cool water. The creeks beauty and character dominates the scene only until ones eyes gaze upwards. Hundreds of feet high, even at its lower points, the multi-hued colors of the canyon walls are in a state of constant change, influenced minute by minute by the angle of the suns rays. Hues and colors from beach sand to midnight black are forever changing patterns, as if on an artists palette. It is amid this spectacle of nature millions of years in the making that unbelievable camping is at full tilt. This narrow canyon, with the creek spilling through it, is home to dozens of campers who have come for a night, or more likely two or three nights, or even a week, to enjoy one of the few remaining bits of sublime paradise. In order to claim the best camping spots, one must get to the campsite early before large numbers of campers, who have hiked down the from the rim, begin to arrive approximately five hours later. Three of our group of nine volunteered to ride the helicopter the first eight miles of the 10-mile trek to camp, to select a spot and erect the tents. Of course, I was the first volunteer. Mules and horses, in trains of four to six, brought all of our gear, including tents, sleeping bags, food and other paraphernalia, from our car at the rim of the canyon to the campsite. On the return, after camping is over, everything that went into the camp must be carried out nothing is left behind. The perfect spot for your tent is either under an overhang of the canyon wall, near the creek, or snuggled between clusters of native shrubs for more privacy. Our chosen campsite was very near the creek, yet mostly hidden by banks of bushes and trees, giving us privacy as well as easy access to the water. The thundering water of the nearby creek would prove to be more soothing and relaxing than any sleeping pill! After our first nights sleep, we headed downstream along a narrow pathway to Mooney Falls, at 190 feet high, the largest of several falls in the canyon. Havasu Falls, which we passed on our way from the village of Supai to our campsite, is better known and more frequently visited because of its strategic location: Its easier to get to. The canyon narrows at Mooney Falls and there is only one pathway down, and up. Scaling the wall of the falls begins with climbing over jumbled travertine deposits of past eons, slipping through two narrow tunnels and gripping a heavy chain anchored into the wall for the formidable step, slide, step, until reaching a wooden ladder for the final leg of the descent. Facing the wall is the proven best method position, as there are fewer distractions, particularly for those afraid of heights. After hiking further down the canyon and enjoying much different scenery than at our campsite, we had a light lunch prior to our start back up the canyon and the indomitable wall at the falls. The climb up was actually easier, though more tiring, than the climb down. It was back to camp and time to start dinner cooking on survival-type penny stoves made from soda or beer cans as there are no open fires permitted. On our third full day in camp, our party broke off into twos and threes as we explored other parts of the canyons and spent some time in the refreshingly cool water of the creek. There were many pools along the way, with the largest and best just beneath the major waterfalls. Every day in the canyon is a special day; beauty beyond description, a living tribute to the Havasupai who have diligently preserved and cared for this modern-day Eden. Monday, departure day, was greeted with reservation: Do we really have go? Yet, there was some sinister satisfaction as our helicopter flew over the dusty trail below and we observed others hiking out. Visit the website at www.Havasupaitribe.com. Reservations are limited, and a must. Reserve early!Neil and Karyn Sawyer have been residents of Crystal River for 27 years. They travel frequently, having been to 48 states, 64 countries and seven continents. Contact Neil via email to gobuddy@tampabay.rr.com. Havasupai tribe protection keeps remote canyon pristine NEIL SAWYER/Special to the ChronicleA first view of Havasu Falls at Cataract Canyon, in the Grand Canyon. Indian paint brush: the brightest desert flower. Neil SawyerSPONTANEOUS TRAVELER Mule train carrying gear to campsite. Neil and Karyn at the launch point before descending into the canyon.

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A12SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT Dear Readers: Happy Mothers Day. Please phone your mother, grandmother, mother-inlaw, stepmother or foster mother and wish them the best. And please dont forget those for whom this day, for whatever reason, is filled with sadness. Give them a call and say you are thinking of them. Dear Annie: I read this years ago and thought it would be a nice addition for Mothers Day. Will you print it again? Jennie in Ohio Dear Jennie: With pleasure. Its one of our favorites: Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, Im tired and its getting late. I think Ill go to bed. She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next days lunches, rinsed the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and set up the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes into the dryer, sewed on a loose button, picked up the newspapers strewn on the floor and the game pieces left on the table and put the telephone book back into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket, hung up a towel to dry, wrote a note to the teacher and counted out some cash for the kids field trip. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick reminder for the grocery store. She put some water into the dogs dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked. Mom washed her face, put on moisturizer and brushed and flossed her teeth. Her husband called, I thought you were going to bed. Im on my way, she replied. She looked in on each of the children, turned out a bedside lamp, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks in the hamper and had a brief conversation with the older one who was up doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm, laid out clothes for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack and added three chores to her list of things to do tomorrow. About that time, her husband turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular, Im going to bed, and he did. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar. Send email to anniesmaibox@ comcast.net. 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(In Stereo) PG-13 Game of Thrones (N) MA Veep (N) MA Girls (N) MA Game of Thrones (In Stereo) MA (HBO2) 303 202 303 The Saint (1997) Val Kilmer. Real Time With Bill Maher MA Larry Crowne (2011) Tom Hanks. PG-13 Face Off, Max Boogie Nights (1997, Drama) Mark Wahlberg. (In Stereo) R (HGTV) 23 57 23 42 52HuntersHunt IntlHolmes on HomesBest of HolmesHolmes InspectionHolmes InspectionHolmes on Homes (HIST) 51 25 51 32 42Ax Men Up in Flames Ax Men Family Rivalry Ax Men Swamp Gold Ax Men Up in Smoke (N) United Stats of America PG Swamp People Scorched PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 31 Chloe (2009) Julianne Moore. R The Quiet (2005, Suspense) Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert. Premiere. R Army Wives Blood Relative (N) PG The Client List The Cold Hard Truth (N) The Quiet (2005) Camilla Belle. (LMN) 50 119 Lies My Mother Told Me (2005, Docudrama) Joely Richardson, Colm Feore. Walking the Halls (2012, Drama) Jamie Luner, Al Sapienza. NR Like Mother, Like Daughter (2007, Suspense) Michelle Stafford. NR (MAX) 320 221 320 3 3 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) PG-13 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Russell Crowe. PG-13 My Cousin Vinny (1992, Comedy) Joe Pesci. (In Stereo) R (MSNBC) 42 41 42 Caught on CameraCaught on CameraCaught on CameraCaught on CameraTangled Lives (N)The Toy Box Puzzle answer is on Page A16. TodaysMOVIES Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Dark Shadows (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) Digital. 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) In real 3D. 4:15 p.m. No passes. The Five-Year Engagement (R) ID required. 12:45 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:05 p.m. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) In real 3D. 4:20 p.m. No passes. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) 1:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. The Lucky One (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Dark Shadows (PG-13) 12:40 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:35 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) Digital. 1:30 p.m., 7:50 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) In real 3D. 1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m. No passes. Safe (R) ID required. 12:50 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) 4 p.m. Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) In real 3D. 12:45 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. The Five-Year Engagement (R) ID required. 12:45 p.m., 7 p.m. The Raven (R) 1:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:45 p.m. The Lucky One (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m. Think Like a Man (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Visit www.chronicleonline.com for area movie listings and entertainment information.

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Veterans NOTES Due to space considerations, the Veterans Notes sometimes contain only basic information regarding each post. For more information about scheduled activities, meals and more for a specific post, call or email that post at the contact listed. Citrus County Jeepers invites all Purple Heart recipients and their caregivers or guests to participate in its inaugural Wheelers for the Wounded event from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The event offers Purple Heart recipients the unique experience of traversing the Withlachoochee State Forest in Citrus County in off-road vehicles to enjoy its varied natural wonders. The day will conclude with a cookout and camaraderie. Purple Heart recipients interested in participating in this unique experience should call Curt Ebitz at 352-382-3847 or email at info@citruspurple heart.org no later than May 15. Business owners, contractors and vendors are invited by the Inverness Wal-Mart to participate in a Memorial Day event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the supercenter. Space is limited. For more information, call JoAnne at 352-637-2300 or 352-586-2901. Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 Air Force Association, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Division of emergency Management, will brief the group about what to do in the event of a hurricane. All are welcome. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Space is still available for the annual trip to Hawaii for veterans their families and friends scheduled for Feb. 21 through March 9, 2013. The trip, organized and led annually by U.S. Navy veteran Don McLean, includes tours, events and memorials services. Islands to be visited include Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii and Maui. For information or to sign up, call McLean at 352-637-5131 or email dmclean8 @tampabay.rr.com. The Old Homosassa Veterans Memorial opened with great fanfare Oct. 21, 2011, and is gearing up for Phase III. Purple Heart recipients are sought to be honored with centerpieces with their names on them. Call Shona Cook at 352422-8092. Phase III is open to all veterans and consists of a marker that has 64 spaces for $100, plus $2 for additional letters. Many families are putting multiple family members on a marker. Volunteers are needed to ensure the memorial grounds look presentable at all times. To help, call Shona at 352422-8092 or scook94@tampa bay.rr.com. Ex-military and retired military personnel are needed to assist the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to help the Coast Guard with non-military and non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols search and rescue, maritime security and environmental protection. Wear the Auxiliary uniform with pride and your military ribbons. Criminal background check and membership are required. Email Vince Maida at vsm440@aol.com, or call 917-597-6961. HPH Hospice, as a partnering agency with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides tailored care for veterans and their families. The program is provided in private homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes, and staff is trained to provide Hospice care specific to illnesses and conditions unique to each military era or war. It also provides caregiver education and a recognition program to honor veterans services and sacrifices. HPH Hospice care and programs do not affect veterans benefits. For more information, call the Citrus Team Office at 352527-4600. The U.S. Air Force is looking for prior enlisted men and women from all services interested in both direct duty assignments in previously obtained career fields or retraining into select career fields. Some of the careers include aircraft electronics/mechanical areas, cyber operation fields, and various other specialties. Enlisted career openings that include the opportunities to retrain consist of special operations positions and unmanned aerial vehicle. Assignment locations are based on Air Force needs. For more information, call 352476-4915. Citrus County Veterans Coalition has a new building holding freezers, refrigerators and all necessary requirements to provide food to veterans in need. Food donations and volunteers are always welcomed and needed. The CCVC is on the DAV property in Inverness at the corner of Paul and Independence, off U.S. 41 north. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Appointments are encouraged by calling 352-400-8952. CCVC general meetings are at 10 a.m. the fourth Thursday monthly at the DAV building in Inverness. All active duty and honorably discharged veterans, their spouses, widows and widowers, along with other veterans organizations and current coalition members are welcome. Members are encouraged to attend general meetings. Annual membership donation is $10 for a calendar year or $25 for three years. The CCVC is a nonprofit corporation, and your donations are tax deductible. Current members should check their membership card for expiration dates, and renew with Gary Williamson at 352-527-4537, or at the meeting. Visit www.ccvcfl.org. AMVETS William Crow Post 447, Inglis, is on State Road 40 East. Mothers Day dinner will be served 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Music with Russ and Drew at 3 p.m. Menu will include prime rib, twice-baked potatoes, vegetables, salad and dessert. Cost is $10. Tickets in advance only. For more information about the post and its activities, call 352-447-1816; email Amvet447@comcast.net. BlantonThompson American Legion Post 155, is at 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner available; entertainment at 7 p.m. For information about the post and its activities, call Cmdr. Jay Conti Sr. at 352-795-6526 or visitwww.post155.org. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the post. The American Legion Auxiliary is the worlds largest womens patriotic service organization with nearly 1 million members in 10,100 communities. The principles of the American Legion Auxiliary are to serve veterans, their families and the community. Eligibility in the Auxiliary is open to mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters or grandmothers of members of the American Legion and of deceased veterans who served during war time (also stepchildren); stepchildren; and female veterans who served during war time. Call Unit President Sandy White at 352-249-7663, or membership chairman Barbara Logan, 352-795-4233. The auxiliary will serve a beef burgundy dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the post home. All members and the public are welcome; cost is $7. Ham and sweet potatoes are on the menu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the post home. All members and the public are welcome; cost is $7. All profits from the dinners support the many programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. For more information, call Unit President Sandy White at 352249-7663. H.F. Nesbitt VFW Post 10087 Beverly Hills, offers meals, bingo, golf, karaoke and pool. Review the monthly newsletter for activities and updates, and call the post at 352746-0440. The VFW Post 10087 is off County Road 491, directly behind Superior Bank. Edward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, 352-465-4864. Wi Fi is now available at the post; bring your laptop or any other item that will access the Internet and enjoy the free service. The post is now a nonsmoking facility; smoking is allowed on the porch. Information regarding any post events is available at the post or call 352-465-4864. Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 70 meets at 2 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly at the chapter hall, 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, at the intersection of Independence Highway and U.S. 41. The chapter hall is on the corner of Independence Highway and Paul Drive. We thank veterans for their service and welcome any disabled veteran to join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. any Tuesday or Thursday at the chapter hall. This is also the time that we accept donated nonperishable foods for our continuing food drive. Our main function is to assist disabled veterans and their families when we are able. Anyone who knows a disabled veteran or their family who requires assistance is asked to call Commander Richard Floyd 727-492-0290, Ken Stewart at 352-419-0207, or 352344-3464. Service Officer Joe McClister is available to assist any veteran or dependents with their disability claim by appointment. Call 352-344-3464 and leave a message. Ambulatory veterans who wish to schedule an appointment for transportation to the VA medical center in Gainesville should call the veterans service office at 352527-5915. Mobility challenged veterans who wish to schedule an appointment for transportation to the VA medical center in Gainesville may call the Citrus County Transit office for wheelchair transportation; call 352527-7630. For more information about chapter activities, veterans benefits or membership, Call Ken Stewart at 352-419-0207; leave a message, if desired, should the machine answer. Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit No. 70 meets at 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the chapter hall, corner of U.S. 41 north, Independence Boulevard and Paul Drive, Inverness. The DAV Auxiliary has ongoing projects to help needy veterans. Members recently took more than 150 lap robes, 200CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 A13 Special to the ChronicleHeather Blauer, center, received the American Legion Gold Heroism Award at an Air Force JROTC awards dinner Sunday, May 6, at Crystal River High School. Herbert Surber Post 225 Adjutant Richard Hunt, left, presented the certificate and Commander Tom Gallagher, right, presented the medal. Blauer, a former ROTC cadet, was working at a local restaurant last year and prevented a customer from choking by acting quickly and administering the Heimlich maneuver. Legion Gold Heroism Award VFW Post 4337 supports Operation Welcome Home/ Honor Flight fundraiser with Congressman Rich Nugent as keynote speaker Saturday, May 19, Armed Forces Day. The post is at 906 State Road 44 E., across from the lake in Inverness. A ham dinner starts at 11 a.m.; cost is $6. Call 352-422-6236 for tickets. Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight, which helps get World War II veterans go to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial, and Operation Welcome Home for returning soldiers from overseas. For information, call Barbara Mills at 352-422-6236. VFW Post 4337 plans fundraiser for flight, homecomings See VETERANS / Page A14 209 N. Pine Ave., Inverness, FL kathy@accenttravelgroup.com ( 352 ) 726-6623 000BFKS ac cent travel SINCE 1972 Your Next Adventure Is Waiting For You! (352) 527-8855 3557 N. 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Mall for Lunch Cost $69.00 Includes exhibit, IMAX and driver tip Motorcoach Tour Oct. 14-20, 2012 Myrtle Beach Show Trip 7 Days & 6 Nights, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners $659.00 per double Single supplement $180.00 August 1, 2012 Cirque Du Soleil LA Nouba Motorcoach and ticket to show Cost $110.00 000BBRO 2012MOMMY & MEPhoto Contest www.chronicleonline.com /mommyandme Vote NOW Winner Receives a Family Vacation Getaway www.chronicleonline.com 000BG25 Casino Tours Cruises Vacations Call for dates & details. 352-597-4822 Toll Free: 1-877-604-4822 4 Days, 3 Nights Sunday Departures Imperial Place $ 169 pp/dbl Visit 2 Casinos, $55 Free Play, 2 Meal Coupons Beau Rivage $ 179 pp/dbl BILOXI GAMBLING GETAWAY Cruise the Victory Ship $ 35 pp A Fun Day at Hard Rock-TPA $ 20 pp CASINO DAY TRIPS ESCAPE OVERNIGHT Immokalee Casino $ 99 pp/dbl CRUISE YOUR VALENTINE CARNIVAL DREAM Feb. 9-16, 2013 Taking Reservations Now Prices subject to change. 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ditty bags and more than 100 wheelchair and walker bags to area nursing homes. Members collect good, clean cotton material, yarn and toiletry items to make lap robes, wheelchair and walker and ditty bags for veterans in nursing homes. Membership has expanded to include many more who are eligible to join. For more information or to donate items, call Commander Linda Brice at 352-560-3867 or Adjutant Lynn Armitage at 352-341-5334. Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337 and Ladies Auxiliary, is at 906 State Road 44 E., Inverness. Call the post at 352-3443495 for information about all weekly post activities, or visit www.vfw4337.org. The American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 and Auxiliary, 10730 U.S. 41, Dunnellon. Post and auxiliary meet the first Wednesday of the month. Dunnellon Young Marines will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. The public is welcome at bingo at 6 p.m. Thursdays. A pancake breakfast and outdoor flea market will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Cost is $5 for all you can eat. The Memorial Day Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28. A picnic will follow. For information about activities and the post, call Carl Boos at 352-489-3544. Rolling Thunder Chapter 7 a POW/MIA awareness group, meets at 10 a.m. second Saturday at the VFW Post 10087 in Beverly Hills. Call Bob Bruno, secretary, at 352201-1228. A Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary Citrus Unit meets at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly at the VFW in Beverly Hills. New members are welcome. Membership fee is $30 a year. Female relatives ages 16 or older who are a wife, widow, mother, stepmother, sister, daughter, stepdaughter, grandmother, granddaughter, aunt or daughter-in-law of honorably discharged Marines and FMF Corpsmen are eligible to belong to the Marine Corps League. Female Marines (former, active and reserves) and associate members are eligible for MCLA membership. Call President Elaine Spikes at 352-860-2400 or Secretary/Treasurer Joan Cecil at 352-726-0834 for information. Hunger and Homeless Coalition Anyone who knows of a homeless veteran in need of food, haircut, voter ID, food stamps, medical assistance or more blankets is asked to call Ed Murphy at the Hunger and Homeless Coalition at 352382-0876, or pass along this phone number to the veteran. Leroy Rooks Jr.VFW Post 4252 and Ladies Auxiliary 3190 N. Carl G. Rose Highway, State Road 200, Hernando; 352-726-3339. Send emails to vfw4252@tampa bay.rr.com. Everyone is welcome. Post and auxiliary meet at 6:30 p.m. every second Thursday. Post honor guard is available for funerals, flag raisings and nursing home visits. The public is welcome to the Friday night dinner and dance at 5 p.m. See our post activities: Google us as VFW 4252, Hernando. Dumas-Hartson VFW Post 8189 is on West Veterans Drive, west of U.S. 19 between Crystal River and Homosassa. Call 352-795-5012. VFW membership is open to men and women veterans who have participated in an overseas campaign, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Korean Campaign medal remains open, as well. Call the post at the phone number above for information. Joe Nic Barco Memorial VFW Post 7122, 8191 S. Florida Ave., Floral City.A14SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETOGETHER VETERANSContinued from Page A13 The Lettses 50thANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Letts Sr. of Pine Ridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 19, 2012. The couple were wed on May 19, 1962, in Fort Lauderdale. Joe is retired from the construction business and Marty is a retired nurse. They have lived in Citrus County for 20 years. The Lettses have two children: daughter Lorie Bultheuis and a son, Joseph Letts Jr. They have two grandchildren. They will celebrate their golden anniversary by renewing their vows at home surrounded by close friends and family. Tomaine/Opatz Engagement Reggie and Nancy Tomaine of Dunnellon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Tomaine of St. Cloud, Minn., to Jim Opatz of St. Cloud. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Crystal River High School and a 2011 graduate of Rasmussen Business College. She is employed with Polar Tank in the payroll department. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Richard and Marie Opatz of Little Falls, Minn. A 1994 graduate of Little Falls Community High School, he is associated with Centerpoint Energy. Nuptial vows will be exchanged May 21, 2012, in a wedding ceremony on Sand Key Beach in Clearwater. FOR THE RECORD Divorces and mar riages filed in the state of Florida are a matter of public record, available from each countys Clerk of the Courts Office. For Citrus County, call the clerk at 352341-6400 or visit the website at www.clerk.citrus.fl.us. For proceedings filed in another county, contact the clerk in that area. 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TOGETHERCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 A15 To Advertise Call 563-5592 Humane SocietyOF CITRUS CO. Sugar Sugar is as sweet as her name implies; she seems to just love everyone. She is an American Staffordshire terrier possibly mixed with English bulldog, about 1 year old and is good with other dogs. She was raised around children, knows basic commands, walks well on a lead and loves to play. She is fully vetted and housebroken. An approved application and adoption donation are required. To access an application and to view other available pets, visit www.roomforonemore. net. For information call Karron at 352-560-0051. ANGELAVICK Special to the ChronicleSpring has sprung and summer is following close on the horizon. Love is in the air heralding another bridal season. Most people know that the clerk of the court issues marriage licenses, but did you know that the clerk also performs marriage ceremonies? Many of the deputy clerks at the Citrus County clerks office are romantics at heart and love to perform the ceremonies or snap photos of a couple. A variety of venues are available. The marriage chapel area at the new courthouse in Inverness contains light and cheerful hearts of love-themed wedding dcor. The traditionalists may find they prefer the picturesque second floor courtroom at the restored 1912 Historic Courthouse. Both of these venues offer backgrounds forpictures. Simple civil ceremonies can also be performed at the West Citrus Government Center in the Meadowcrest subdivision in Crystal River. The fee for performing a marriage ceremony is $30 and ceremonies are by appointment at all three locations Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The clerk also offers three photo packages. It is interesting to note that some couples select their wedding date based on once in a lifetime dates. Coming up are 10/11/12 and 12/12/12. For more information or to schedule a ceremony, call 352-341-6424 or visit www.clerk.citrus.fl.us. Clerks offer wedding services Several options available at offices 000APUJ CITRUS COUNTYS B ridal and W edding G uide 000BFII Dont Stress about the Dress! By Saralynne Schlumberger Now you are deep in the midst of planning your big day. You are going in to buy your dress, and it occurs to you that you would love to drop a size or two. This is a daunting desire that seems to throw most brides into weight-loss torture frenzy. Dont fall prey to that old Ill just not eat for 6 months trap. Losing weight the healthy way can pay off for your wedding day, and it turns out that this realistic plan includes eating more than air. The following tips are helpful bits of wisdom to help you on your journey to the isle. Using these and other healthy living techniques can assist on your way to wedded (and may we add healthier) bliss! Check your food labels! It is impossible to keep a healthy diet if you dont know what you are eating. The food labels tell you what you are about to consume and sometimes it can be shocking when you actually take the time to investigate just whats in the can of food-surprise We have all heard that decreasing the amount of added sugars in our diets is a vital move towards better health. With so many products on the market these days that offer sugar-free and no added-sugar options, you should be able to make good choices when it comes to food with typically high sugar contents. Cutting down the amount of sugar in your diet can help you lose weight by cutting out calories, and also help reduce the risk for heart disease and obesity. (USDA, 2010) Fiber, fiber, fiber! Ditch the bleached flour refined-grain white bread in trade for a healthier whole grain option. Whole grains are a recommended part of an everyday life, according to the USDA; at least half of all grains consumed should be whole. Fiber is natures cleanser; it helps remove fat and cholesterol from the digestive system so it can function more properly and help you absorb the nutrients you need. (USDA, 2010) I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to get your daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Mom always harped on us to eat our veggies each night and with sayings like an apple a day how could we forget this key ingredient to wellness? Fruits and vegetables contain many minerals and vitamins that can help ward of illness and also contribute to a healthier weight. (Harvard, 2006) The dreaded trudge to the gym can deter even the most motivated person. Exercise can be the most challenging part of obtaining a healthier lifestyle. We often have excuses ranging from Im too tired to I dont have time and its too hard... I have heard myself use both of these and many many more in my quest to excuse myself from exercising. The fact remains that exercise is absolutely essential to a balanced lifestyle. Weight management all comes down to energy balance: calories in (from food and drink) vs. calories out (from daily activity and exercise).(Harvard, 2006). The best way to fit exercise into your life is to find an activity or workout that is fun and can be done around your busy schedule. If you make it easily accessible to yourself, you are far more likely to keep up with it. Remember something is better than nothing! (Mayo Clinic, 2011) Catch some zzzzzs. Sleep is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep deprivation can cause elevated stress levels, anxiety, and an overall decline in your health. It might be hard to put your mind at rest while thoughts of caterers, DJs, and color swatches have invaded your nightly sheep-counting, but getting some sleep might be just what you need to navigate through the madness while maintaining your cool-as-a-cucumber exterior. These are just a few tips for getting ready for the big day. There are so many suggestions, diets, and flat-out crazy plans that might lure you into an unhealthy way of life promising un-realistic results. Just remember to listen to your body and give it what it needs.the results will speak for themselves. It is all about feeling great on your wedding day and everyday of your life, so find a plan that suites you and walk down that aisle with confidence! References: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Dietary guidel ines for Americans 7th edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Get a taste for nutrition. (2006, August 21). Harvard Health Commentaries Mayo Clinic Staff. (2011, March 19). Fitness. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitnes s/MY00396 000AO0I Authentic Neapolitan Cuisine We Look Forward to Seeing You Soon! 1546 US HWY 41, INVERNESS 352.419.6554 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 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For information about the post and its activities, call 352-637-0100. Friday is AUCE fish or threepiece chicken for $7. American Legion, Beverly Hills Memorial Post 237, 4077 N. Lecanto Highway, in the Beverly Plaza, invites all eligible veterans and their families to visit our post and consider joining our Legion family: American Legion, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), or American Legion Auxiliary (ALA). Color Guard/Honor Guard accepting volunteers. Contact the post at 352-7465018 for information. American Legion Riders Chapter now being formed. Visit the post for printed schedule or visit the website at www.post237.org. For information, call 352-746-5018. The Korean War Veterans Association, Citrus Chapter 192 meets at the VFW Post 10087, Beverly Hills, at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly. Any veteran who has seen honorable service in any of the Armed Forces of the U.S. is eligible for membership if said service was within Korea, including territorial waters and airspace, at any time from Sept. 3, 1945, to the present or if said service was outside of Korea from June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955. For information, call Hank Butler at 352-563-2496, Neville Anderson at 352-344-2529 or Bob Hermanson at 352-489-0728. Allen-Rawls American Legion Post 77 and Auxiliary Unit 77 meet the first Thursday monthly at the Inverness Highlands Civic Center at 4375 Little Al Point Road, Inverness. Call Post Cmdr. Norman Brumett at 352-860-2981 or Auxiliary president Marie Cain at 352-637-5915. U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI)-Sturgeon Base meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at the American Legion Post 155, 6585 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Visitors and interested parties are always welcome. Call Base Cmdr. Billy Wein at 352726-5926. American Legion Post 166 meets 1:30 p.m., first Saturday monthly at the DumasHartson VFW Post 8189 Ladies Auxiliary facility on Veterans Drive, Homosassa, on the west side of U.S. 19 at Dixons Auto Sales across from Harley-Davidson. We meet in the small building to the left of the main building. All former and current post members, as well as all interested veterans, are cordially invited to be a part of American Legion Post 166. For information about the post or the American Legion, call and leave a message for the post commander at 352697-1749. Your call will be returned within 24 to 48 hours. Seabee Veterans of America (SVA) Island X-23 welcomes all Seabees and Honeybees to its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly at Citrus Hills Country Club, Rose and Crown restaurant, Citrus Hills. Call John Lowe at 352-344-4702. Citrus 40/8 Voiture 1219 and Cabane 1219 conducts its meetings at 7 p.m. the second Thursday monthly at the American Legion Post 155 on State Road 44 in Crystal River (6585 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway). For more information about the 40/8, call the Chef De Gare Tom Smith at 352-601-3612; for the Cabane, call La Presidente Carol Kaiserian at 352746-1959; or visit us on the Web at www.Post155.org. Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) meets at 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. All combat-wounded veterans, lineal descendants, next of kin, spouses and siblings of Purple Heart recipients are cordially invited to attend and to join the ranks of Chapter 776. To learn more about Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH, visit the chapters website at www. citruspurpleheart.org or call 352-382-3847. Marine Corps League, Samuel R. Wall Detachment 1139 will conduct its regular meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at DAV Post 70 in Inverness at the intersection of Independence Highway and U.S. 41 North. All Marines are welcome. Call Jerry Cecil at 352-726-0834 or Wayne Howard at 352-634-5254. Marine Corps League Citrus Detachment 819 meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly at VFW Post 10087 on Vet Lane in Beverly Hills, behind Superior Bank. Social hour follows. All Marines and FMF Corpsmen are welcome. Meet new friends and discuss past glories. Call Morgan Patterson at 352-7461135, Ted Archambault at 352-382-0462 or Bion St. Bernard at 352-697-2389. Gilley-Long-Osteen VFW Post 8698 is at 520 State Road 40 E., Inglis, one mile east of U.S. 19. The Mens Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday. LAVFW meets at 5 p.m. and the membership meeting is at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday at the post. Call the post at 352-4473495 for information about the post and its activities. Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 186 will meet at 3 p.m. the third Thursday monthly at the DAV Building, Independence Highway and U.S. 41 North, Inverness. Call Bob Huscher, secretary, at 352-344-0727. American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday monthly at the New Testament Baptist Church of Floral City, 9850 S. Parkside Ave. adjoining Floral Park, southeast side. All eligible veterans welcome. Blake A. DelmainAir Force Airman Blake A. Delmain graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Delmain is the son of Joseph Delmain of Homosassa and Kimberly Grizzle of Beverly Hills. He is a 2009 graduate of Crystal River High School. In SERVICE Ihope youll welcome this monthly column back to life. It began in 2007 and continues to offer interesting and educational topics dedicated to more than 28,000 veterans and their families of Citrus County. I come from a long line of veterans myself. My fathers uncle was the first Miamian killed in World War I. The Harvey Seeds American Legion Post 15 in Miami is named after him. My father served as part of the Big Red One during World War II. Ive been a Navy wife myself, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Anchorage, Alaska. As a newspaper reporter, I interviewed Pearl Harbor survivors and other brave men and women who placed their lives on the line to protect our freedom. This months subject is the retrieval of your military personnel and/or medical records. I hear a lot of you right now, saying Good luck with that one! With homeland security issues what they are today, having a copy of your DD214 is essential. For compensation claims, especially, both military and civilian medical records are invaluable. If time, relocation, hurricanes and other hazards of life have sent your copies of these documents into some mysterious black hole, read on. In 1973, a fire at the St. Louis, Mo., repository destroyed thousands of military personnel and medical records kept there. If youre seeking information from dates after 1973, submit a request on Standard Form 180, found online at www. archives.gov/veterans/ military-service-records. File electronically or mail to: National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138. Those seeking records prior to 1973 may need to reconstruct proof of service, whether for a VA home loan application or compensation request for a servicerelated illness or injury. The St. Louis office will try to help reconstruct proof of your service, but data may be missing. Search through morning reports, ships logs and roster reports on file. Casualty reports are a possible source of documentation for those seeking proof of a specific incident. Note the specific time frames on a Standard Form 180, and allow more time than a regular search. If youre transferring to another base, you have the option of hand-carrying your medical records, especially if you have an appointment before reporting for your next duty. Make a copy for yourself. Request copies of updates regularly to keep your home folder current. Civilian doctors offices often charge for copies, but generally not if the records are going to another doctor, even by way of your own hand-delivery. A release form is required. Ask if they can fax this and the records to you for a lower fee to defer mailing costs, and dont forget to get a CD containing any X-rays or other films. If you havent already registered with your local Veterans Administration (VA) Office, then by all means, do it ASAP. You dont have to utilize the low-cost or free doctor visits, eye exams, blood tests and prescriptions, but its there if you need it. If youre looking at military disability compensation, this is a necessary step. Replacing destroyed records, the VA accepts buddy reports if theyre specific enough to show cause-and-effect of the listed injury. A good example is; After the supply sergeants truck struck George Doe at 12th and Main on Justa Base on May 2, 1954, I visited him eight times in the hospital during the next three months. His limp has been the same or worse since his discharge from the hospital. The letter should contain current contact information, as many details as possible, signature, date and notarization. Family members, friends or spouses can write affidavits but must avoid medical speculation and emotional editorializing. Postmarked letters written while on active duty can establish service plus the existence of a claimed condition occurring. Newspaper articles and photographs are accepted, as long as the veteran is clearly identifiable. A pre-employment or recurring physical exam can show a condition existing or worsening over time. You may need to obtain these records yourself, as VA form 21-4142 may or may not be effective when dealing with civilian employers. Lastly, a veterans services officer can help you and your physician with the proper formatting of a nexus statement to back your claim. They can also provide you with necessary forms. The past can be rebuilt, and with evidence to back it up, you should be moving forward once again. Wait, did I say moving? Thats next months column!Barbara L. Corcoran is the public information officer of the Citrus County Veterans Coalition Inc. She may be contacted via Barbie1@ccvcfl.org. More information about this group may be found at www.ccvcfl.org.A16SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SundaysPUZZLER Puzzle is on Page A12. Records lost? Research to the rescue Barbara CorcoranVETERANS VIEWS VETERANSContinued from Page A14 SO YOU KNOW Email veterans news to Sarah Gatling at community@ chronicleonline.com, or call 563-5660, ext. 1197. 000BDYF 000B376

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Dr. Ron Joseph column/ B2 Tennis/B2 NBA/ B2, B5 Sports briefs/ B2, B4 MLB/B3, B5 TV, lottery/B4 NBA, NHL/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 The Miami Marlins had a tough time against the New York Mets./B3 SPORTSSection BSUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Photos by MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleLecanto senior Anna Heinzman, top, and Crystal River senior Martina Tafoya, bottom, are the Chronicle Girls Track and Field Co-Athletes of the Year. Heinzman won a Class 3A state title in the pole vault while Tafoya participated in multiple events, with her best being the 300 meter hurdles. Tafoya finished as a Class 2A state medalist by taking seventh in the event. Errors doom Rays to defeat Five miscues allow Baltimore 5-3 victory Associated PressBALTIMORE The Baltimore Orioles capitalized on five errors by the Tampa Bay Rays and got two hits and two RBIs from Adam Jones in a 5-3 victory Saturday night. The Orioles were outhit 7-6 and struck out 12 times but scored three unearned runs to forge their second straight win in this series between the two top teams in the AL East. Baltimore leads second-place Tampa Bay by two games and on Sunday will seek to complete its first three-game home sweep of the Rays since July 2007. Bill Hall, summoned from the minors earlier in the day, hit a solo homer in the eighth to give the Orioles a two-run cushion. Orioles starter Brian Matusz (2-4) gave up three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings. Luis Ayala got four straight outs, Pedro Strop worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Jim Johnson finished for his 11th save, the second in two games. Baltimores bullpen is perfect over 6 1-3 innings in this series. Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore (1-3) walked four and allowed four hits in 4 1-3 innings. He allowed four runs, only one of them earned. Brandon Guyer homered for the Rays and former Oriole Luke Scott drove in two runs. The Rays went up 1-0 in the second on Guyers home run, his first hit since being recalled from the minors on Wednesday. He has three career home runs, two against Baltimore. Baltimore scored two runs in the bottom half, courtesy of three Tampa Bay errors. Jones reached on a wild throw by third baseman Sean Rodriguez and advanced on an errant pickoff throw by Moore. After a walk to Matt Wieters and two strikeouts, Jones scored on Steve Tollesons double to left and Wieters came in when Guyton misplayed the ball in the corner. 2012 Chronicle Girls Track and Field Co-Athletes of the Year Anna Heinzman, Lecanto; Martina Tafoya, CR Reaching for the stars Heinzman, Tafoya end senior seasons with state medals around their necks JAMESBLEVINS CorrespondentThe day of the Class 3A State Championship Track and Field Meet didnt start like any other day for Lecanto High School senior Anna Heinzman. Before the day was over, Anna faced two completely different but equally challenging tests of her skills. Anna had to take her International Baccalaureate test in the early morning before she could even hope to travel towards Jacksonville where the state meet was being held at the University of North Florida. Once arriving in Jacksonville, Anna was set to face the top competitors in the state in the pole vault. It is an event Anna has excelled for the past four years, finishing fourth as a freshman and fifth in 2011. This time, Heinzman was a LARRYBUGG CorrespondentMartina Tafoya may be enjoying some actual free time now. Thats because track season is over and all she has to worry about are school and her three jobs. Somehow, Tafoya has managed to be a very successful high school hurdler and track athlete. The Crystal River senior won the 100 and 300 hurdles district titles on April 11, took second place in the long jump and ran the opening leg of the district-winning 4x400. She scored 28 points leading the Crystal River High girls team to a district title. She took third place in the regional in the 300 hurdles with a 46.14 time. The 4x400 team took third with a school Editors Note: Because of a condensed spring high school sports season, these selections were based solely on the regular season. The athletes postseason accomplishments could not be taken into consideration. See TAFOYA/ Page B5 See HEINZMAN/ Page B5 Golfer up a stroke heading into events final round Associated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. Kevin Na is slow to pull the trigger, and quick to make fun of himself. In what made for painful viewing Saturday in The Players Championship for fans at the TPC Sawgrass and those watching from home Na took hundreds of waggles as he set up over the ball, backed off the shot if he didnt feel comfortable and a couple of times purposely missed so he could start over. The only number that mattered was a 4-under 68, one of only three bogey-free rounds on a dangerous golf course. Backing off only once in the 18th fairway, he hit his approach to 15 feet for birdie and took a oneshot lead over Matt Kuchar (69) going into the final round. Theres so much on the line that I just have to sometimes back off, Na said. Or Ill force myself to take it back, and on the way down Ill pull up and go over the top (of the ball). As ugly as it is, and as painful as it is, believe me, its really tough for me. And Im trying. Kuchar had the lead until hitting wedge into the water at the islandgreen 17th and escaping with bogey, and he saved par from the roughcovered moguls to the right of the 18th green. He had one stretch of eight holes without a par, making six birdies and a bogey. Rickie Fowler, coming off his first PGA Tour win last week at Quail Hollow, was dynamic as ever as he shot up the leaderboard. Fowler didnt make a bogey until the last hole Kevin Na chips to the second green during the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.Associated Press Nas 68 gives him TPC lead See TPC/ Page B4 PGA par scores For the entire list of Saturdays competitors at T he Players Championship, please see Page B4. Associated PressTampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning Saturday in Baltimore. More baseball For the Rays box scor e, plus the rest of the MLB action, please see Page B3.

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James officially awarded 3rd MVP honor Associated PressMIAMI LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him. And he finished with a flourish. Heat nation, we have a bigger goal, James said. This is very overwhelming to me as an individual award. But this is not the award I want, ultimately. I want that championship. Thats all that matters to me. James accepted his third NBA MVP award Saturday, making him the eighth player in league history to win that many. The others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone all have won NBA titles. On Sunday, James resumes that quest. Hes going to get his, Heat President Pat Riley said. He will get his championship. And there might be a lot more there, too. James received 85 of a possible 121 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league, with fans on NBA.com combining for one vote. He earned 1,074 points, topping Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant (889 points, 24 first-place votes), the Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul (385, six first-place votes), the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (352, two first-place votes), and San Antonios Tony Parker (331, four firstplace votes). James lauded the other top candidates for the MVP and lauded his teammates and those around him even more. This is a team game and I wouldnt be receiving what Ive received in the past and now in the present without my teammates and without my family and friends whove helped me to this point, James said away from the stage. Even though its an individual award, I always go back to my teammates. I always go back to my friends and my family. No one can do it alone. The way some around the Heat see it, Saturday could have been a fourth straight MVP for James. His numbers this season 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game on 53 percent shooting are extremely comparable to last season, when he finished a distant third in the MVP race behind Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard.B2SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Athletes attempting to qualify for or participate in the upcoming Olympic games in London have the same injuries and diseases we all face. The difference is how top-of-theline Olympic-caliber athletes handle their physical ailments within the rules of the organizations controlling their respective sports. The question is: why so many competitive athletes have asthma and why in particular swimmers? In 1992, Olympic gold medal swimmer Dana Torres, just returning from the Barcelona Olympics, was running on a hot, humid day in Gainesville. She was wheezing and coughing, which was nothing new. She always had breathing problems and thought nothing of it, until she started asthma medication. Almost 16 years later, at age 41, she returned to Olympic swimming and was accused of doping with asthma medication. Torres had been a competitive swimmer for years living with asthma. Competitive and recreational swimmers experience a higher incidence of asthma. This raises the concern of athletes at all levels about swimming pools that abnormal chlorine concentrations. Swimming is a recommended exercise for conditions such as asthma and for recovery from injury. The warm, humid air at the surface of the pool is less likely to trigger attacks than other physical activities such as running or biking in pollenladen air. However, research suggests that the chlorine used to keep the pools clean contributes to the development of asthma. Indoor pools increase the risk of asthma in children and those who train frequently. The chlorine fumes floating around the surface of the pool triggers the asthma by irritating the upper airways. A European study noted children who swam for the equivalent of one hour a week for ten years were five times more likely to have asthma than children who never swam in outdoor pools. Kids with a predisposition to allergies, as shown by blood tests, were up to 10 times more likely to have asthma if they had swam in an outdoor pool. Chlorination is an accepted method of pool sanitation, though somewhat dangerous. Chlorine concentrations in water decline quickly in swimming pools and to maintain the effectiveness, over-chlorinated pools are the result. Control of chlorine concentrations is not an exact science in heavily-used recreational, club and competitive swimming pools. Indoor pools with inadequate ventilation, re-circulated air as opposed to fresh air, outdoor pools with higher side walls, less air moving across the water surface or high humidity, as we have here in Florida, give rise to the layer of chlorinated by-products in the atmosphere being breathed in by swimmers. Serious swimmers intensity of exercise worsens the situation further because the volume of air breathed is so great. Children inhale more air per unit of body weight than adults. Also, training two or more times a day will not allow toxins to be completely cleared from the body in most swimmers. The general rule regarding over-chlorinated pools is that if you can smell the chlorine in the pool environment, it is dangerously high. Some high school coaches tell their athletes going on college recruiting trips that if you can find the pool by smell without the directional signs, the pool is over-chlorinated. Olympic and competitive swimmers and fledgling rising stars spend hours in the pool. Therefore, this summer you will hear and see kids competing using asthma medication. The World Anti-Doping Agency and the respective sports organizations follow some general rules. An athlete is subject to outofcompetition drug testing if ranked among the top 50 in the world or one of the top 15 performers in a respective event in the country. So dont worry if you are in the top 10 at your club. The reality is that asthma and doping experts agree that inhaled asthma dr ugs allow athletes with asthma to breathe normally but do not enhance performance. And they do nothing for athletes who do not have asthma. Elite-level athletes with documented proof that they have asthma are allowed to take certain inhaled corticosteroids, which prevent inflammation of airways and decrease asthma symptoms. Other inhaled drugs used to relieve asthma symptoms are known as beta-2 agonists that relax the airways. If injected or taken orally, a few beta-2 agonists can increase muscle and decrease body fat. But when they are inhaled in doses used to control asthma, these drugs do not improve performance. Swimming is great exercise and a great competitive sport for all. However, if the pool you or your kids are training in doesnt pass the chlorine smell test, say something! Ron Joseph, M.D., a hand and shoulder orthopedic specialist at SeaSpine Orthopedic Institute, can be reached at rbjhand@cox.net or 352-212-5359. Dr. Ron JosephDOCTORS ORDERS Asthma and Olympic athletes RecreationBRIEFS Mens, co-ed leagues forming nowThe City of Inverness Department of Parks & Recreations Mens and Co-ed Adult Recreational Softball Leagues are forming now for all ability levels of players. Men play on Tuesdays and the co-ed leagues play on Fridays. Games are played at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness; all are welcome. For more information, call Shaun Miracle at 352-7262611, ext. 1311 or email smiracle@inverness-fl.gov. For more information about other programs and classes, call Whispering Pines Park administration office at 352-726-3913 or email parks @inverness-fl.gov. Skeet shoot, fish fry benefits homeA skeet shoot and fish fry to benefit the Covenant Childrens Home is planned for Saturday, May 19, at Robinson Ranch, 19730 S.E. 127 Terrace, six miles west of Dunnellon on County Road 40. Skeet shooting is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch begins at 11 a.m. with food provided by Charlies Fish House of Crystal River. The charge for skeet shooting is $20 for 25 shots, using personal firearms or those provided. The fish fry is $10. Veterans may skeet and eat for $25. All proceeds go to the home. Tickets are available at www.cchfl.org or call 352489-2565.Rays game trip helps seniorsTickets are available now for a trip to the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Red Sox ballgame May 16 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Cost is $45 and includes one game ticket and round-trip transportation from the Citrus County Resource Center to Tropicana Field. Proceeds go to the Senior Foundation of Citrus County and the Home Delivered Meals Program. For tickets, call 352-527-5975.Parks & Rec to host JazzerkampCitrus County Parks & Recreation will host its Jazzerkamp this summer. The camp includes Jazzercise dance to provide fun and fitness for its campers. Camp will be from July 16 to 20 at the Citrus County Canning Center, 3425 W. Southern St., Lecanto. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 352-465-7007.Go to the game with squadronThe Crystal River Sail and Power Squadron, affiliated with the United States Sail and Power Squadron, will host a day trip Thursday, July 19, to Tropicana Field to support the Tampa Bay Rays in a game against the Cleveland Indians. The $45 price includes bus and ticket for Press Level seating. For more information, call Norm Overfield at 352-5868620. The United States Sail and Power Squadrons and their local affiliates promote safer boating through education. Sharks to host golf challengeThe Crystal River Sharks will host a golf challenge on Saturday, May 19, at Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club. Tee off will be at 8:30 a.m. There are several choices for sponsorship including Platinum, Gold, Silver and Hole sponsorship. Proceeds benefit Pop Warner youth football and cheerleading. The event will also include raffles and prizes for first-, secondand third-place golfers. For more information, call 352-238-6482 or email gina@citrusports.com.Homosassa Flotilla offers charting programThe U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Homosassa Flotilla 15-4 will offer a course in charting for the boating public from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 17, at the West Citrus Community Center, 8940 Veterans Drive in Homosassa. The cost will be $20. Bring sharp pencils, eraser, compass, straight-edge ruler and two right-angle triangles (or a rolling straight edge). Participants will learn to be better navigators. The course will explain the importance of having a nautical chart aboard recreational boats, and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to interpret nautical charts, identify navigational hazards, plot positions and courses and use charts to navigate local coastal waters. For more information, or to sign up, call Elaine Miranda at 352-564-2521 or Rusty Hays at 352-598-4369.About Boating Safely offered May 22-24If you were born after Jan. 1, 1988, you need to obtain the FWC Safe Boaters card to legally operate a vessel with a 10 hp or greater motor. About Boating Safely, offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, covers all information needed to qualify for the Safe Boaters card. Flotilla 15-1 of Crystal River will offer the program from 7 to 9 p.m. May 22 through 24 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) at the flotilla building, 148 N.E. Fifth St., Crystal River. Cost is $30. Bring a friend, share a book and get a discount. Call Linda Jones at 352-503-6199 to register. Citrus Y expands group exerciseThe Citrus County YMCA now offers its Group Exercise program at First United Methodist Church in Homosassa, the Ys westside venue for health and wellness classes. Currently, there are Pilates, cardio interval, and stability and strength classes offered. For more information about the YMCA Group Exercise program, call the office at 352637-0132. Financial assistance is available to all those who qualify. The YMCA office is in Beverly Hills at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway, and is open noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Park offers tennis lessonsWhispering Pines Park offers tennis lessons with Lindsay Rodriquez. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required at the park office. Fee for lessons is $100 for four hours, or $30 per hour. Times are arranged with the instructor. Call 352-726-3913 for registration and information. Whispering Pines also offers racquetball lessons. Call for information. Associated PressLeBron James poses after having accepted the NBA MVP trophy Saturday in Miami. Calling the honor overwhelming but pointing to a bigger goal, James became the eighth player in NBA history to win the MVP award three times. Federer moves into Madrid final Williams in final on womens side Associated PressMADRID Roger Federer will play for his third Madrid Open title with a chance to take over the No. 2 spot in the world ranking after cruising past Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 6-3 in the tournament semifinals on Saturday. The Swiss star and former No. 1 advanced to a finals matchup against Tomas Berdych, who edged Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) in the other semifinal. A victory will push Federer ahead of Spains Rafael Nadal in the rankings. On the womens side, Serena Williams will meet topranked Victoria Azarenka in the final after each won their semifinal matchups in straight sets. While both Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic vowed to never again play on Madrids new blue-clay court after early exits, Federers more technical style has not been overly hampered by a surface many players have criticized as slippery. Federer, who won at Madrid in 2006 and 2009, shook off gusting winds in the late afternoon to hit 25 winners and eight aces en route to the easy victory. While dominating on serve, Federer moved Tipsarevic around the court with an expert mix of shots until breaking for a 3-1 lead with a low slice that the Serb hit into the net. Federer broke again to claim the first set by drawing an error from Tipsarevic with a forehand that clipped the sideline. Tipsarevic, who had upset Djokovic on Friday, fell behind for good at 3-1 in the second set when he could barely graze Federers crosscourt return. Federer holds a 10-4 record against Berdych, but the Czech has won three of their last five meetings. (Berdych) got me in big matches in my career in Wimbledon and at the Olympics. I got him back at the same places, Federer said. Still I remember those losses vividly. I think that we match up pretty well against each other because of the shot-making. Associated PressRoger Federer celebrates after defeating Janko Tipsarevic in a semifinal match of the Madrid Open on Saturday in Madrid, Spain.

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BASEBALLCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Orioles 5, Rays 3Tampa BayBaltimore abrhbiabrhbi Zobrist rf3000Andino 2b4010 SRdrgz 3b4010Hardy ss4110 BUpton cf4010Markks rf2000 Kppngr 1b4110AdJons cf4122 Guyer lf3211Wieters dh3100 JMolin c1000Betemt 1b3000 Scott dh4012Hall lf3111 EJhnsn ss3010Flahrty lf0000 C.Pena ph1000Tollesn 3b4011 Gimenz c2010Exposit c3100 Joyce ph-lf2000 Rhyms 2b3000 Totals34373Totals30564 Tampa Bay0100020003 Baltimore02002001x5 EB.Upton (2), S.Rodriguez (5), Gimenez (3), Guyer (1), M.Moore (1), Betemit (6), Tolleson (2). DPBaltimore 1. LOBTampa Bay 5, Baltimore 7. 2BAndino (4), Tolleson (1). HR Guyer (1), Hall (1). SBB.Upton (3). CSAndino (2). IPHRERBBSO Tampa Bay M.Moore L,1-341-344146 W.Davis12-300012 Badenhop110003 Howell111101 Baltimore Matusz W,2-452-373215 Ayala H,311-300001 Strop H,4100002 Johnson S,11-11100000Angels 4, Rangers 2Los AngelesTexas abrhbiabrhbi Trout lf4001Kinsler 2b3000 Callasp 3b4000Andrus ss3000 Pujols dh3010Hamltn lf-cf4111 TrHntr rf3100Beltre dh4010 Trumo 1b2212MYong 3b4010 HKndrc 2b4110N.Cruz rf2000 Bourjos cf4010Napoli c2100 Aybar ss2000BSnydr 1b4010 KMorls ph0001Gentry cf2011 MIzturs ss1000DvMrp ph-lf2000 Hester c4020 Totals31464Totals30252 Los Angeles0002002004 Texas0000110002 DPLos Angeles 2. LOBLos Angeles 6, Texas 7. HRTrumbo (5), Hamilton (18). SB Kinsler (3), Gentry (5). SFTrout, K.Morales. IPHRERBBSO Los Angeles C.Wilson52-352234 D.Carpenter W,1-11-300010 Walden H,2100001 Frieri H,212-300003 S.Downs S,3-51-300001 Texas M.Harrison L,4-3644425 Ogando220022 R.Ross100001 M.Harrison pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBPby C.Wilson (Napoli), by Frieri (N.Cruz).Yankees 6, Mariners 2Seattle New York abrhbi abrhbi Ackley 2b4020Jeter dh4120 Jaso c4010Grndrs cf4000 ISuzuki rf4010AlRdrg 3b4000 JMontr dh3000Cano 2b4011 Seager 3b4110Teixeir 1b4110 Carp lf4122Swisher rf3000 Smoak 1b4010Ibanez lf3222 MSndrs cf4000Wise lf0000 Kawsk ss3000Martin c3111 J.Nix ss3112 Totals34282Totals32686 Seattle0000001012 New York04010001x6 DPNew York 1. LOBSeattle 6, New York 2. 2BCarp (2), Teixeira (7), Ibanez (5), Martin (3). HRCarp (2), Ibanez (7), J.Nix (1). SB Jeter (2). IPHRERBBSO Seattle Noesi L,2-4765504 Wilhelmsen121102 New York P.Hughes W,3-472-361114 Logan S,1-111-321104Red Sox 4, Indians 1Cleveland Boston abrhbi abrhbi Brantly cf4000Sweeny cf4000 Kipnis 2b4011Pedroia 2b4121 ACarer ss4000Ortiz dh4011 CSantn 1b4000AdGnzl 1b4000 Hafner dh3010Mdlrks 3b4000 Choo rf3000Nava lf3120 Duncan lf2000C.Ross rf3111 Hannhn 3b3000Sltlmch c3010 Marson c2110Aviles ss2111 Totals29131Totals31484 Cleveland0000010001 Boston00210100x4 LOBCleveland 3, Boston 4. 2BMarson (2), Pedroia (12), Ortiz (14), Saltalamacchia (7). HRC.Ross (6). SFAviles. IPHRERBBSO Cleveland McAllister L,1-1784408 Asencio 100001 Boston Doubront W,3-1631125 A.Miller H,2100000 Padilla H,5 100001 Aceves S,7-9100001Blue Jays 2, Twins 1Toronto Minnesota abrhbi abrhbi KJhnsn 2b4010Span cf4000 YEscor ss4010Dozier ss4120 Bautist rf4121Mauer c4020 Encrnc dh4000Wlngh lf3000 Thams lf4000Doumit dh2000 RDavis lf0000Komats pr-dh0000 Lawrie 3b3000Plouffe 3b-1b3001 Rasms cf3120Parmel 1b3000 Lind 1b3011ACasill ph-3b1000 Mathis c3000Mstrnn rf3000 JCarrll 2b4010 Totals32272Totals31151 Toronto0000110002 Minnesota0001000001 DPToronto 1, Minnesota 2. LOBToronto 3, Minnesota 9. 2BRasmus (5), Dozier (1), Mauer (6). HRBautista (8). IPHRERBBSO Toronto Hutchison W,2-1631144 Cordero H,4110011 Frasor H,5 2-310010 L.Perez H,31-300001 Janssen S,2-3100001 Minnesota Walters L,0-1662205 Duensing 200002 Gray 110002 WPCordero.Tampa Bay Rays upcomiing ScheduleMay 14 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. May 15 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. May 16 Boston, 7:10 p.m. May 17 Boston, 7:10 p.m. May 18 Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. May 19 Atlanta, 4:10 p.m. May 20 Atlanta, 1:40 p.m. May 21 Toronto, 7:10 p.m. May 22 Toronto, 7:10 p.m. May 23 Toronto, 1:10 p.m. Mets 9, Marlins 3New York Miami abrhbi abrhbi ATorrs cf3112Reyes ss5140 Niwnhs lf5011Infante 2b3010 DWrght 3b6243Gaudin p0000 Duda rf6030Kearns ph-lf2010 DCrrsc p0000HRmrz 3b5011 DnMrp 2b4231Morrsn lf4220 I.Davis 1b5000Webb p0000 Cedeno ss5211Cishek p0000 Nickes c4110Stanton rf4021 Dickey p1011GSnchz 1b4021 Vldspn ph1000Bonifac cf3000 Acosta p0000Hayes c3000 Byrdak p0000Mattisn ph1000 Parnell p0000Nolasco p1000 Baxter ph-rf1110MDunn p1000 DMrph 2b2000 Totals419169Totals383133 New York1011310119 Miami 0100011003 EHayes (3). DPNew York 1, Miami 1. LOBNew York 13, Miami 9. 2BDuda (3), Baxter (5), H.Ramirez (7), Stanton (8), G.Sanchez (9). HRD.Wright (4). SB Dan.Murphy (2). SDickey. IPHRERBBSO New York Dickey W,5-1692210 Acosta 2-321101 Byrdak 1-300001 Parnell 100000 D.Carrasco120001 Miami Nolasco L,4-142-396633 M.Dunn 2-331102 Gaudin 12-300011 Webb 121101 Cishek 121100 HBPby Nolasco (Nickeas, Dickey). WP Cishek.Brewers 8, Cubs 2Chicago Milwaukee abrhbi abrhbi DeJess rf4110Morgan cf-rf4110 Campn cf4021Lucroy c5131 SCastro ss4000Braun lf4010 LaHair 1b4010ArRmr 3b4111 ASorin lf3000Hart rf4110 IStewrt 3b3000Veras p0000 Soto c4000Dillard p0000 Barney 2b2000Ishikaw 1b3220 CColmn p0000Maysnt 2b3124 Volstad p2000CIzturs ss4110 Cardns 2b1110Marcm p3010 Aoki cf0001 Totals31251Totals348137 Chicago1000000102 Milwaukee10000502x8 DPChicago 1, Milwaukee 1. LOBChicago 5, Milwaukee 7. 2BDeJesus (7), Campana (4), Cardenas (1), Morgan (1), Lucroy (5), Hart (9), Ishikawa 2 (5). HRMaysonet (1). CS Braun (2). SAoki. IPHRERBBSO Chicago Volstad L,0-5696621 C.Coleman242210 Milwaukee Marcum W,2-1731126 Veras 121101 Dillard 100001 HBPby Volstad (Braun), by Marcum (A.Soriano).Padres 2, Phillies 1San Diego Philadelphia abrhbi abrhbi Venale rf4021Rollins ss4010 Kotsay lf1000Polanc 3b4010 Darnell lf3010Victorn cf4030 Cashnr p0000Pence rf3000 Thayer p0000Wggntn 1b4000 Headly 3b3000Ruiz c4000 Alonso 1b3010Mayrry lf3110 OHudsn 2b4000Galvis 2b4011 Maybin cf4110Hallady p2000 JoBakr c4020Pierre ph1010 Bartlett ss4110Qualls p0000 Volquez p2000Orr ph1000 Guzmn ph0001Papeln p0000 Grgrsn p0000 Denorfi lf1000 Totals33282Totals34181 San Diego0010001002 Philadelphia0100000001 EGregerson (1), Qualls (1). DPPhiladelphia 1. LOBSan Diego 7, Philadelphia 12. 2B Venable (6), Maybin (5), Bartlett (5), Victorino (5), Mayberry (4), Galvis (9). SBHeadley (3), Rollins (7), Victorino (10). SRollins, Polanco. SFGuzman. IPHRERBBSO San Diego Volquez W,2-2661125 Gregerson H,5110010 Cashner H,4100012 Thayer S,3-3110002 Philadelphia Halladay L,3-37722110 Qualls 110011 Papelbon 100000Braves 7, Cardinals 2Atlanta St. Louis abrhbi abrhbi Bourn cf6232Furcal ss3121 Prado lf6110Beltran rf3000 Fremn 1b3000Hollidy lf3000 Uggla 2b3221Craig 1b3011 McCnn c4122Freese 3b3000 C.Jones 3b4010YMolin c4010 Heywrd rf5000Jay cf4000 Pstrnck ss4121Greene 2b3000 Beachy p3011JRomr p0000 JFrncs ph1000Wnwrg p1000 Medlen p0000Salas p1000 Diaz ph1010Descals 2b1110 CMrtnz p0000 Totals407137Totals29252 Atlanta2010200117 St. Louis0000010102 EUggla (6). DPAtlanta 2. LOBAtlanta 13, St. Louis 5. 2BUggla (7). 3BDescalso (3). HRBourn (1). SFCraig. IPHRERBBSO Atlanta Beachy W,4-1621146 Medlen 221101 C.Martinez110002 St. Louis Wainwright L,2-441-395555 Salas 22-300014 J.Romero242211 WPBeachy.Nationals 2, Reds 1WashingtonCincinnati abrhbiabrhbi Dsmnd ss5010Cozart ss4110 Berndn lf4010Stubbs cf4000 Zmrmn 3b3000Votto 1b2010 LaRoch 1b3010BPhllps 2b4001 Harper rf4000Bruce rf4000 Espinos 2b3121Frazier 3b4010 Ankiel cf4000Ludwck lf4010 WRams c2111Hanign c3010 Flores c1000Latos p2000 Zmrmn p1000Arrdnd p0000 Clipprd p0000Ondrsk p0000 TMoore ph1000Cairo ph1000 HRdrgz p0000Chpmn p0000 Totals31262Totals32151 Washington0000110002 Cincinnati1000000001 DPWashington 1, Cincinnati 1. LOBWashington 8, Cincinnati 6. 2BDesmond (9). HR Espinosa (3), W.Ramos (3). SBEspinosa 2 (3). SZimmermann. IPHRERBBSO Washington Zimmermann W,2-3751119 Clippard H,8100011 H.Rodriguez S,8-10100003 Cincinnati Latos531154 Arredondo L,2-1111103 Ondrusek110000 Chapman210004 PBW.Ramos. Associated PressMIAMI David Wright homered and singled three times in his fourth consecutive multi-hit game, and R.A. Dickey earned his fifth victory by pitching six innings to help the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins. The Marlins lost for only the second time in their past 11 games, while the Mets have won six of seven. Wright singled home a run in the first inning, hit his fourth homer in the third, singled and scored in the sixth, and added an RBI single in the ninth. Dickey (5-1) gave up two runs and has allowed only seven in his past four starts. Ricky Nolasco (4-1) gave up nine hits, walked three and hit consecutive batters.NATIONAL LEAGUE Braves 7, Cardinals 2ST. LOUIS Brandon Beachy pitched six innings of one-run ball and helped himself with an RBI single, Michael Bourn added a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Beachy (4-1) allowed only two singles and lowered his ERA to 1.60, fifth best in the NL. He struck out six and walked four. Bourn went 3 for 6 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and the homer was his first since Aug. 19, 2011, against Arizona. Atlanta did most of its damage against Cardinals starter Adam Wainright (2-4).Brewers 8, Cubs 2MILWAUKEE Shaun Marcum pitched seven strong innings and Edwin Maysonet hit his first career grand slam to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a win over the Chicago Cubs. It was the second straight win for the Brewers, who beat the Cubs in 13 innings Friday in a 5-hour game that ended just past midnight. Saturdays start remained at noon because it was a nationally televised game. Marcum (2-1) gave up just one run on three hits and had six strikeouts. After giving up a run in the first he did not allow a runner past second, retiring 10 of the last 11 he faced.Padres 2, Phillies 1PHILADELPHIA Edinson Volquez pitched six effective innings, pinch-hitter Jose Guzman drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly and the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies and ace Roy Halladay for the second time this season. Volquez (2-2) escaped a few jams early in the game and then again in the fifth inning. The righty won his second straight start. He allowed one run and six hits, walked two and struck out five. Halladay is winless in his last five starts, the longest stretch in his Phillies career. His last win was at San Francisco on April 16.Nationals 2, Reds 1CINCINNATI Jordan Zimmermann extended Washingtons streak of dominant starts, and Danny Espinosa homered for the second straight game, leading the Nationals to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Nationals lost catcher Wilson Ramos, whose right leg buckled while he chased a passed ball in the seventh inning. He had to be helped from the field. Zimmermann (2-3) gave up five hits and fanned nine. Washingtons starters have allowed one earned run or fewer 19 times this season. Espinosa hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Jose Arredondo (2-1).Pirates 5, Astros 2PITTSBURGH Andrew McCutchen had a solo home run among his four hits, Jose Tabata also homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Houston Astros. Charlie Morton (2-3) rebounded from consecutive poor starts and allowed one earned run in six innings, and the Pirates matched a season high for runs at PNC Park, winning for the first time in their past three games. McCutchen went 4 for 4 with his third home run and three singles. He had three hits in as many at-bats against Houston starter J.A. Happ (2-3).AMERICAN LEAGUE Yankees 6, Mariners 2NEW YORK Phil Hughes won consecutive starts for the first time this season, Raul Ibanez homered against his former team for the second day in a row and the Yankees beat former New York prospect Hector Noesi in a win over the Seattle Mariners. Jayson Nix hit a two-run shot during a four-run second inning for his first homer with the Yankees, who have won six of eight. Hughes (3-4) allowed six hits and a run in 7 2-3 innings, with four strikeouts and a walk. The right-handers only blemish was a homer he gave up to Mike Carp in the seventh inning.Angels 4, Rangers 2ARLINGTON, Texas Kendrys Morales had a pinch-hit, tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a victory over the Texas Rangers. C.J. Wilson worked into the sixth for the Angels after becoming the first major leaguer in 11 seasons to start consecutive games. He had faced only five batters against his former team in the rain-interrupted series opener. Mark Trumbo launched a towering tworun homer for the Angels off Matt Harrison (4-3). Josh Hamilton hit his majors-leading 18th homer the ninth in six games for the Rangers slugger.Red Sox 4, Indians 1BOSTON Felix Doubront pitched six strong innings and Cody Ross homered to lead Boston to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, giving the Red Sox their first winning streak in May. Doubront (3-1) allowed one run on three hits, which was all the Indians would get as relievers Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves didnt allow a baserunner over the final three innings. Aceves got his seventh save with a perfect ninth, striking out Carlos Santana to end it just 2 hours, 30 minutes after the game started.Blue Jays 2, Twins 1MINNEAPOLIS Jose Bautista homered for the third time in two nights and Drew Hutchison threw six strong innings for his second career win and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins. Bautista has just nine hits over his past 53 at-bats, but five of them have been home runs. He hit two in Friday nights loss, and his sixth-inning solo shot against Twins starter P.J. Walters (0-1) was the game-winner on Saturday. In just his fifth appearance above Double-A, Hutchinson (2-1) allowed three hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Minnesotas run came in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk.Athletics 3, Tigers 1OAKLAND, Calif. Brandon McCarthy matched a career high with 10 strikeouts after missing his last start with a sore right shoulder, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers. The As opening-day starter scattered four hits in seven innings to quiet fears of another serious injury setback. McCarthy (3-3) had struck out 10 batters only twice before. Jonny Gomes, Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton each drove in a run for Oakland.Royals 5, White Sox 0CHICAGO Luke Hochevar allowed three hits in seven shutout innings as the Kansas City Royals scored three first-inning runs off Chris Sale to beat the Chicago White Sox. Hochevar (3-3) cruised as the White Sox mustered only one real scoring threat against him all night. That came in the second on a walk and single by Alex Rios before Alexei Ramirez hit into a double play. East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Baltimore2212.6477-3W-211-711-5 Tampa Bay2014.58824-6L-313-37-11 New York1914.57626-4W-311-78-7 Toronto1915.55936-4W-18-711-8 Boston1419.424753-7W-26-118-8 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Cleveland1815.5455-5L-28-1010-5 Detroit1617.485234-6L-29-97-8 Chicago1618.471234-6L-16-1010-8 Kan. City1220.375566-4W-14-138-7 Minnesota924.2739103-7L-15-124-12 West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Texas2212.6475-5L-19-613-6 Oakland1816.529417-3W-29-99-7 L. Angeles1519.441746-4W-19-86-11 Seattle1520.429754-6L-27-88-12 East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Washington2112.6367-3W-312-49-8 Atlanta2113.6187-3W-28-513-8 New York1914.57626-4W-110-69-8 Miami1716.515428-2L-17-610-10 Philadel.1519.441643-7L-16-99-10 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway St. Louis2013.6065-5L-28-612-7 Cincinnati1616.500325-5L-28-88-8 Houston1518.455546-4L-110-85-10 Milwaukee1518.455544-6W-29-86-10 Pittsburgh1518.455545-5W-19-86-10 Chicago1320.394765-5L-29-104-10 West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway L. Angeles2111.6565-5W-213-38-8 San Fran.1517.469633-7L-28-77-10 Arizona1518.455643-7W-17-108-8 Colorado1318.419753-7L-18-105-8 San Diego1222.3531075-5W-19-143-8 AL NL AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE Marlins frustrated in loss to Mets Associated PressMiami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison argues with home plate umpire Tony Randazzo about being called out on strikes during the seventh inning Saturday against the New York Mets in Miami New York upends Miami 9-3 AMERICAN LEAGUESaturdays Games L.A. Angels 4, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 4, Cleveland 1 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Toronto 2, Minnesota 1 Oakland 3, Detroit 1 Sundays Games Seattle (Millwood 0-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 1-2) at Boston (Bard 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 5-1) at Baltimore (Arrieta 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-2) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 12), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 4-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 3-1) at Oakland (Parker 1-0), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-0) at Texas (Feliz 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUESaturdays Games Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 2 N.Y. Mets 9, Miami 3 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 2 San Diego 2, Philadelphia 1 Washington 2, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 7, St. Louis 2 San Francisco at Arizona, late Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-1) at Miami (Zambrano 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-1) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-3) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 12), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Suppan 2-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-1), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-1) at Milwaukee (Estrada 02), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 3-3) at St. Louis (Lynn 6-0), 2:15 p.m. Colorado (White 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 4-0), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 1-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 2-2), 4:10 p.m. Mondays Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.For more box scores, see Page B4. SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 B3

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SPORTSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 B5 record time of 4:11.48. Tafoya ended her prep career by earning a seventhplace finish in the 300 hurdles as the Class 2A State Meet in Jacksonville. For her performance in 2012, Tafoya earned the honor of being named Chronicle Girls Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year. Her coach has tremendous respect for her. She is phenomenal, said Crystal River High girls coach Lisa Carter. She has been to the state meet all four years. Her success in the hurdles is because she has great technique. She goes over the hurdles with great form. Nobody in this area can match her form. She worked at that. She is breathless when she goes over the hurdles. She looks phenomenal. Carter also admires her captains work in the classroom. She is taking advanced courses, Carter said. She is trying to get a scholarship. Tafoya brings some unusual intangibles to the Pirates team. Her teammates look to Tafoya for inspiration and entertainment. The kids look up to her because she is so successful in the hurdles, Carter said. She is totally dedicated to track and field. She also has the ability to make people laugh. Martina is a riot, Carter said. I would look for her on Comedy Central. She keeps the team laughing. She is hysterical. I will see her as a comedian. She is a lot of fun. She brings the kids up when they are down. I love Martina. I wish her great success. She has been very successful. She had to get through adversity to get where she is at. Her track efforts may take her through college. I love my track, she said. I am hoping to go to University of North Florida on a track scholarship. I am the class clown. I think I offer my athleticism and my support. I am just one girl. My girls make me proud. I am not just the captain but I am a best friend. They come to me for advice. I make time for my friends when I have time. Tafoya knows Carter had her hands full with the teen and is grateful for Carters patience and help. I give props to my coach, Tafoya said. I am one difficult person to deal with. She is one strong woman. Her being my coach was great. She is great. I could not ask for any better coach. Although coach Tim Byrne was hard on me, I am grateful for the support in the hurdles and in class. He would make me run my workouts and he was my chemistry teacher. Whatever happens to Tafoya, she will have warm memories of track and her years at Crystal River High School. frontrunner, poised to take the title. The Baccalaureate test was something Heinzman had been working towards for the last two years of her high school career and it couldnt be rescheduled or skipped. Heinzman just had to suck it up and take the test of her life and then shortly after make the jumps of her life. With only enough time for one warm-up jump of the ten she was accustomed to, Anna went head long into the thick of the tournament. Despite all of this or maybe even because of it, Heinzman remained in control of her emotions and did not allow herself to fall victim to fears and doubts. I thought to myself, Ive prepared all season, I can do this, Heinzman said. I just visualized what I wanted to do and got a good warm-up jump in. (I) was still trying to get out of the testing mindset. My brain was kind of burned out. But it didnt bother me because if I let it bother me then I wouldnt be able to do well. Heinzman maintained her composure throughout the competition and easily cleared 11 feet 6 inches, on her first attempt, while the rest of the field failed to match her leap. For her efforts, Heinzman is the ChroniclesGirls Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year award. When Heinzman found out that she had locked up the state title, it was hard for her to come down from the focused cloud she had worked so hard to arrive at since shed woke up that morning. Actually I didnt let it get to me (right away). I still wanted to jump higher, Heinzman said. Like the person who was in charge of (the event) was like oh youve already won, no pressure and Im thinking I still want to do this!. I was pushing myself and thats the fun in it. In December, Heinzman started traveling to Tampa for outside pole vault coaching four days a week before the start of the 2012 season. She continued receiving the training along with her afterschool practices, dedicating much of her time to perfecting the pole vault. Heinzman credits much of this one-on-one work in giving her the edge she needed to succeed at the state meet. Thats what really helped me, Heinzman said. Having somebody there to tell you that this is what you do. Anna has showcased the rare combination of raw athletic talent, backed up by equally strong academic prowess. Anna will graduate this year from Lecanto High School with a 4.4 GPA and a full academic/athletic scholarship to Florida International University in Miami with eyes on a possible Biological Sciences degree. Heinzman will be attending some early training sessions in June, in preparation for her freshman year of collegiate pole vaulting for the school. Lecanto girls track and field head coach Robbie Thompson couldnt be more proud of Heinzman and what she has achieved. I was momentarily speechless once the pole vault finished, Thompson said. In all honesty I wasnt surprised by her first-place finish today. Shes just that kind of athlete and she should be very pleased given the talent present in the event. Her coaches, parents, and teachers are all thrilled at her accomplishment. Her hard work and determination got her where she is today. It couldnt have happened to a better kid. Whatever Heinzman accomplished, she knew there were people behind her as well. Id like to thank my coaches and my parents, Heinzman said. Just for their giving (nature) and their being (so) selfless (with their) support. Id like to thank God for allowing and blessing me to be able to do the things I want to do and for answering so many prayers. Just everyone, Heinzman continued. Administration and (my coach) who called the FHSAA people to make sure I could weigh in late. My teachers are always being uplifting. Im blessed. Anna continues to thank her fellow Baccalaureate classmates who really came through for her that Friday morning. My classmates got there early to school (for the Baccalaureate testing by) like twenty minutes so we could take our test earlier so I could go to the state meet. So I would have been late without them, so they are just the sweetest. HEINZMANContinued from Page B1 TAFOYAContinued from Page B1 All-ChronicleGirls Track and Field TeamDelaney Caleau, Alexis Ulseth, Kristen Dunlap, Clarissa Consol, Crystal River girls 4x800 relayMartina Tafoya, Crystal River senior, 100 hurdlesTaylor Christian, Lecanto, 100 metersChloe Benoist, Lecanto junior, 1,600 metersCrystal River girls 4x100 relayHaley Clark, Crystal River, 400 metersMartina Tafoya, Crystal River senior, 300 hurdlesKylie Fagan, Citrus senior, 800 metersJamee Lee Wilson, Citrus, 200 metersAlyssa Weber, Citrus freshman, 3,200 metersMartina Tafoya, Haley Clark, Delaney Caleau, Angela Byrne, Crystal River 4x400 relayTiana Miele, Seven Rivers Christian junior, shot putSamantha Kanawall, Citrus, discusTiana Miele, Seven Rivers Christian junior, long jumpTiana Miele, Seven Rivers Christian junior, triple jumpKendra Kirby, Citrus, high jumpAnna Heinzman, Lecanto senior, pole vault Finding Robertson Yankees dug deep to find pitcher Associated PressNEW YORK If not for a letter to George Steinbrenner a dozen years ago, David Robertson might never have become the New York Yankees closer. The story goes like this. The baseball coach at Indianas Culver Academy wrote a letter to the Yankees owner in July 2000, asking Steinbrenner to sign an infielder from his alma mater who had been overlooked in baseballs amateur draft. D.J. Svihlik lasted just 13 games in the Yankees minor league system but so impressed the team with his baseball IQ and that he was kept around as a scout. During one of his first weeks on the job in 2003, he came across Robertson while checking out a prospect at high school game in Alabama. Selected with the 524th pick of the 2006 draft, the unassuming righthander with the boyish face now finds himself in one of baseballs most scrutinized jobs as Mariano Riveras successor, at least in name. Robertsons ascent from Tuscaloosas Central High School to big league AllStar offers a case study in the vagaries of baseball scouting, an example of how chance viewings by team representatives and encounters with longtime amateur coaches can lead to fame or failure. Its an anti-Moneyball tale of scouts who drive thousands of miles each year and sit by dusty fields so they can spot potential no statistical formula has managed to capture. To find how Robertson and the Yankees came together, you must go back to July 11, 2000, and the two-page, single-spaced letter sent by Culver coach Gary Hinton to Steinbrenner, class of Hinton detailed how Svihlik made the team at the University of Illinois as a walk-on but was bypassed in the draft a month earlier. You could hear the disappointment in his voice, but he stood tall. ... D.J. was old school before the phrase became popular, Hintons letter said. Later it dawned on me, that this would probably be something you would want to know about. Steinbrenner couldnt resist. Svihlik was 6 for 17 that summer for the Gulf Coast Yankees and 1 for 7 the following year at Greensboro of the South-Atlantic League. While he didnt make an impression with his bat, he drew attention with his words. He was just so inquisitive, said Damon Oppenheimer, then the Yankees director of player personnel and now their vice president of amateur scouting. I talked to him about players who were in the system for the Yankees, and he was very detail-oriented and knew a lot about them and you could tell he had really done his homework. Lin Garrett, then the teams vice president of scouting, assigned Svihlik to the south region. One of Svihliks initial games he thinks it might have been the very first was to watch Chris Vines of Pelham High School pitch at home in suburban Birmingham against Central. I show up there with probably seven, eight other scouts to watch this kid pitch, and I walk over to the other bullpen to just see whos pitching for Central, Svihlik said. They have this little right-hander on the mound named David Robertson. Didnt know who he was at the time. He was a high school junior at the time. So I watch him pitch. He ends up beating Chris Vines, who was a high school senior, and I just kind of circle his name. He was a little competitive SOB, a little gritty on the mound. At that time he was probably 5foot-9, a 100-and-nothing, with just a fast arm. Vines, a 6-foot-5 righty, was taken by Cincinnati in the fifth round of the 2003 draft with the 157th pick and given a $200,000 signing bonus. He never played above A-ball and was released in 2009. Meanwhile, even when he was in middle school in Tuscaloosa, Robertson was being tracked by John Cameron, then the baseball coach at Central. His older brother, Connor, already had made an impression as a slugger for the high school team. David may not have been as good a hitter as Connor who eventually made it to the majors for nine games as a pitcher with Oakland and Arizona in 2007-08 but he was a far better pitcher. We knew he was going to be good, Cameron said. We just didnt know what his potential was going to be. By ninth grade, though, it was clear David had the potential to play college ball. He wasnt exclusively a pitcher back then, either. I played everywhere. I played center field, I played left field, I played short, I played third. Played a lot of third, Robertson said. Didnt matter to me, as long as I got to play. Robertson and his two brothers David is a year older than the youngest, Wesley played a lot of ball with their dad at home. He definitely had the live arm, Connor said of David. You could tell he was really good. And then as he got a little older and a little stronger, he was really starting to bring it and had good movement on the ball, and he just took off. By the time of David Robertsons senior year, Central students were split up as two new schools opened. He and Cameron shifted to Paul W. Bryant High School yes, named after the Bear. While most top pitchers start for their schools, Robertson was used mostly in the bullpen. Thats because of an Alabama state regulation limiting pitchers to 14 innings per week and seven innings over two consecutive days. We didnt start him a whole lot, because he was a lot more valuable in that position, Cameron said. I had some pretty good players at the time and I knew that if I could get into the fourth or fifth inning, I could use him. Robertson helped Bryant reach the state playoffs in its first season. He then went to Alabama for a pretty simple reason. No other school wanted to give me enough money, he said. Hometown. Figured, whatever, Id go give it a try there. I didnt get any offers from anywhere else. Associated PressNew York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson now finds himself in a tough job as Mariano Rivera's successor. Rangers win deciding game Associated PressNEW YORK Brad Richards and Michael Del Zotto scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves, and the New York Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 21 victory in Game 7 over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Richards scored less than two minutes in, and Del Zotto doubled the lead in the third period to help the top-seeded Rangers improve to 5-0 in Game 7s at Madison Square Garden. That set up a matchup with the New Jersey Devils, the team the Rangers beat in the 1994 conference finals en route to their first Stanley Cup title in 54 years. That series will open Monday in New York. New York and Washington alternated wins and losses from Game 1 on, and this one didnt come easy for the Rangers, who missed a chance to eliminate the Capitals in Game 6 on the road. Just 38 seconds after Del Zotto made it 2-0 at 10:05 of the third, Roman Hamrlik sent a shot off of New York forward Derek Stepan that fluttered past Lundqvist for his only blemish of the night. Braden Holtby played well in his second career Game 7, making 29 saves. It was yet another heartbreaker for the Capitals, who were looking to reach the conference finals for the third time. Six of Washingtons seven playoff losses were by one goal, and only one of its 14 games overall were decided by more than one. Both the Rangers and the Capitals reached the second round of this years playoffs with Game 7 wins. New York knocked out Ottawa, and Washington eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. New York defeats Washington 2-1, moves to conference finals Associated PressNew York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Washington Capitals in the second period of Game 7 of the NHLs Eastern Conference Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Celtics rally past 76ers for Game 1 win Garnett scores 29 points Associated PressBOSTON Kevin Garnett scored 29 points his most in the regularor postseason this year and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Rajon Rondo had 17 assists, 13 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth career playoff triple-double. He ran the length of the court to receive the inbounds pass and dribble out the final 3.4 seconds of the game. Game 2 is Monday night in Boston before the series shifts to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4. Andre Iguodala scored 19 points and Evan Turner had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers.

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Kevin Costner donates busDEADWOOD, S.D. Actor Kevin Costner has donated a bus to the Lead-Deadwood Baseball Association.The Rapid City Journal reported the 1995 15-passenger Chevy Blue Bird will be used to transport Little Leaguers, the high school team and the American Legion and VFW teams. Association vice president Bob Nelson Jr. said the actors representative in Deadwood had heard the association had been searching for a vehicle and contacted Costner. Costner, who owns a casino in Deadwood, then offered a bus to the baseball association. Parents had been driving players to out-of-town games or the players drove themselves.George Lindsey laid to restNASHVILLE, Tenn. Actor George Lindsey was remembered Friday as the grinning Goober who made television viewers laugh for three decades on The Andy Griffith Show and Hee Haw. A public memorial service drew an estimated 400 people who paid last respects to Lindsey, 83, who died this past Sunday. He was the beaniewearing Goober on The Andy Griffith Show from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, Mayberry RFD, from 1968 to 1971. He played the same jovial character, a mechanic, on Hee Haw from 1971 until it went out of production in 1993. Reruns of those shows are still seen on TV. Andy Griffith did not attend, but sent a statement that was read by country music broadcaster Keith Bilbrey at the service at Westminster Presbyterian Church. George was a better joke teller than me, and I will say here that I borrowed jokes from George that he may have borrowed from Minnie Pearl, Griffith confessed. George told me his fondest memories in show business were the years he spent working on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD. They were for me, too. Singer Ray Stevens performed Everything Is Beautiful during the service. Actor Ernest Borgnine, Lindseys close friend, sent a video tribute which was played at an informal gathering before the memorial. In it, Borgnine recalled the pranks they enjoyed playing down through the years. LYNNELBER AP Television WriterWhy settle for one great mom when, as any TV viewer knows, you can adopt a series of them? Heres five of the best, from the demure 1950s version to the freewheeling 21st-century incarnation. These fictional mamas may have set the bar high for generations of real ones, but they did something in return: kept families entertained so theyd give mom a break, if only until the next commercial. No Mothers Day card is necessary, but lets give each of these TV moms a big hug for her holiday: June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley), Leave It to Beaver, 1957-63. Yes, June wore pearls around the house. And high heels. But her real trademark was her loving but nononsense approach to rambunctious sons Wally and Beaver. She met misbehavior with a knowing look and even tone, making surrender the only option. Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad), The Cosby Show, 1984-92. With five children and a husband whos a great partner but a big kid himself, whats a mother to do? Clairs answer: Be the calm center of a whirlwind of activity, while tending to a legal career and reminding Cliff (Bill Cosby) hes a lucky, lucky man. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr), Roseanne, 1988-97. There are many ways to be a good mother and Roseannes was unmistakably hers, with bark and loving bite (and definitely no pearls). She was funny and rowdy and unfailingly committed to keeping her family afloat through tough times, whether financial or emotional. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), The Gilmore Girls, 2000-07. A young, fiercely devoted single parent, Lorelai had her own growing up to do. But she always put daughter Rorys needs first as, in tandem, mom and teenager stumbled uncertainly toward making the best life and brightest future possible. Gloria Pritchett (Sofia Vergara), Modern Family, 2009present. If young Manny is a mamas boy, then hes keeping ideal company. Gorgeous, exuberant, devoted Gloria kept their dreams alive when the pair were on their own. New stepdad Jay is in the picture now and wants to weigh in, but this savvy mother knows best. And remember, guys, these are Mothers Day hugs.TV moms we love Todays birthday Keep your eyes open in the year ahead for a unique type of opportunity that might come about through a distant person who once lived in your area. He or she knows the kinds of projects you handle extremely well, and will have something tailor-made for you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Unless you go after a specific target using proven, tested methods, all the effort you exert to achieve your objective could be for nil. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you find yourself in a debate, dont use all your ammunition right away. Let your opponent go in guns hot, while you save your most effective arguments for the final moment. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Dont let things come to a dead halt when conditions over which you have no control attempt to inhibit your productivity. Try to find a way to maneuver around obstacles. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Displaying a reluctance to make an important decision could open the door for someone who doesnt necessarily have your best interests at heart to make it for you. Speak up immediately. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Youre very good at issuing directives, but likely lack the ability to carry out your wishes yourself. Action is far more impressive than any words you can speak. Set the example. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Even though you are likely to get an opportunity to even the score with someone who deserves it, youre not apt to take it. In your case, holding back might be the wiser course. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Although a friend has a few very unkind things to say about someone whom you recently met and liked, it would be smart to reserve judgment until you can decide things for yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Clearly define your objectives, because if you dont youll quickly get off course and end up spending all your time on things that are insignificant. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It behooves you to be extra prudent, especially concerning matters that affect your monetary position. Unfortunately, the trends are working against you. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Try your best to keep irrational emotion out of matters that need to be dealt with in a cool, logical manner. If you allow rage to govern your thinking, the results could be undesirable. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Before making any kind of binding agreement, be sure to study the matter from all angles, including what your alternatives might be. If you dont, youll regret it down the line. Aries (March 21-April 19) Unless youre careful not to let money slip through your fingers, you wont have anything to show for all the hard work you did to get that cabbage in the first place. From wire reports George Lindsey Kevin Costner Today inHISTORY FRIDAY, MAY 11 Mega Money: 13 14 25 39 Mega Ball: 14 4-of-4 MBNo winner 4-of-45$1,607 3-of-4 MB47$374.50 3-of-4908$57.50 2-of-4 MB1,388$26 1-of-4 MB12,366$3 2-of-429,321$2 Fantasy 5: 21 32 33 34 36 5-of-56 winners$41,513.80 4-of-5730$55 3-of-510,541$10.50 THURSDAY, MAY 10 Fantasy 5: 14 16 26 32 34 5-of-51 winner$225,711 4-of-5258$141 3-of-58,454$12 Today is Sunday, May 13, the 134th day of 2012. There are 232 days left in the year. This is Mothers Day. Todays Highlight: On May 13, 1992, the Falun Gong movement had its beginning as the sects founder, Li Hongzhi, began publicly lecturing on his spiritual philosophy in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun. On this date: In 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day). In 1846, the United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico. In 1861, Britains Queen Victoria declared her countrys neutrality in the American Civil War, but also acknowledged that the Confederacy had belligerent rights. In 1917, three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary. In 1994, President Bill Clinton nominated federal appeals Judge Stephen G. Breyer to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush announced that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin would sign a treaty to shrink their countries nuclear arsenals by two-thirds. Five years ago: President George W. Bush made a pilgrimage to the site of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia to mark the 400th anniversary of its founding. One year ago: Two suicide bombers attacked paramilitary police recruits heading home after months of training in northwest Pakistan, killing 87 people in what the Pakistan Taliban called revenge for the U.S. slaying of Osama bin Laden. Todays Birthdays: Actor Buck Taylor is 74. Actor Harvey Keitel is 73. Author Charles Baxter is 65. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 63. Actress Zoe Wanamaker is 63. Singer Stevie Wonder is 62. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 51. Actorcomedian Stephen Colbert is 48. Rock musician Mickey Madden (Maroon 5) is 33. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 26. Actor Robert Pattinson is 26. Actress Candice Accola is 25. Actor Hunter Parrish is 25. Thought for Today: A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbours. William Ralph Inge, English religious leader and author (18601954). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lottery numbers, players should double-check the numbers printed above with numbers officially posted by the Florida Lottery. Go to www.flalottery.com, or call 850-487-7777. Spotlight onPEOPLE FloridaLOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning n umbers, Page B4 .ENTERTAINMENT Page B6SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE TodaysHOROSCOPE Associated PressIn this 1992 file photo, Phylicia Rashad, portraying Clair Huxtable, left, talks on the telephone while Clarice Taylor, portraying Anna Huxtable, center, and Bill Cosby, portraying Dr. Cliff Huxtable, and Raven Symone portraying Olivia, right, look on in a scene from The Cosby Show. Five great mothers, from June Cleaver to Gloria Pritchett Associated PressABOVE: In this Sept. 22, 1986, file photo, actress Barbara Billingsley poses next to a portrait of her television family, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers and herself, as the Cleaver family from Leave It To Beaver. BELOW: Rico Rodriguez, left, and Sofia Vergara pose backstage Sept. 18, 2011, after winning the award for outstanding comedy series for Modern Family at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Going with the flow Water management district remains strongBLAKEC. GUILLORY Special to the ChronicleMuch has been written about the reduction of revenue at the water management districts during the past several months. The Southwest Florida Water Management District has refocused its priorities and mission to address the new economic realities, while remaining committed to protecting the environment and providing funding to local governments for vital water resources projects. The district is building on a longstanding commitment to providing funding for water supply and natural resources projects within the 16 counties we serve. In fact, the ad valorem revenue weve collected has been reinvested into $1.3 billion in projects to meet the needs of the region. When matched by our project partners this provides a total investment of more than $2.5 billion in water resources infrastructure to protect our environment and support our economy. Due to our pay-as-you-go philosophy, we have not incurred debt. Moving forward, we are well positioned to provide continued support to our local partners. The district is committed to providing our local government partners with cooperative funding for water resources projects that meet our core mission responsibilities. Currently, the district has $380 million dedicated to more than 650 ongoing cooperative projects in the region. When matched, this gives our area $760 million in ongoing water resources work. In addition, the district currently has another $200 million in unencumbered reserves to be dedicated to new projects. Looking ahead, the district is reviewing our long-range plans for the region. Some of the need for new, large-scale alternative water supply projects has decreased with the downturn in the economy. However, thanks to the passage of SB 1986, as the economy rebounds and the demand for water increases, we have the capacity to grow and meet these commitments. It is good for all Floridians to ensure that government is efficient and that state laws are implemented consistently and expeditiously for the protection of the water resources and the taxpayer. Gov. Rick Scotts direction to consider every opportunity to implement new business processes has resulted in great savings and improvements in the way we operate. Under the governing boards direction, the district has reduced Mothers know how to be heroes Heres some unsolicited Mothers Day advice: You should not laugh or make fun of women with the mothering instinct. Never. Even if it involves dogs. We were going out for dinner the other evening but my wife first wanted to check on a volunteer project she was involved with. We live in Crystal River and Janet helps as a volunteer with some scientists out of the University of Florida who are trying to use aquatic plants to suck some of the nutrients out of Kings Bay. The group working with Dr. Robert Knight from UF and our own bay cleanup guru Art Jones has twice tried to experiment with the reintroduction of specific aquatic plants to see if they can help clear up the water and stop the spread of the dreaded lyngbya that now coats the once-sandy bay bottom. The first time the plants were reintroduced, the local manatees immediately ate them because introducing these plants in the winter months with the full herd present is like offering chocolate cake to third-graders right before lunch. Now that most of the manatee herd has left the bay for the summer, the volunteers again are trying to grow the plants in this small buoyed-off area on the back side of The Shallows. We paddled our kayaks over to the location of the experiment so Janet could check out the weeds and report back to the scientific folks at UF. As always, our two Yorkies traveled with us. The Yorkies like to stand on the front of her kayak and watch out for manatees. (For those of you who dont know, Yorkies are rat dogs that grow to be about the same size as a rat.) As we paddled up to the buoyed-off patch, we saw the plants were growing all over the place. In fact, there were so many weeds that the matted plants looked a little bit like our kayak landing area on our back lawn. Now be careful not to disturb the plants, my wife warned me as we paddled close to the patch. We dont want to mess things up. Since I have a reputation for messing things up, I was on my best behavior. I didnt want to do anything that might spoil a project aimed at cleaning up the pollution in the bay. As Janet carefully paddled her kayak close to the large patch of weeds, our 2-pound Yorkie did a perfectly logical thing. He believed, in his little 2-pound dog brain, that the kayak was landing in a back yard as opposed to pulling up to a matt of aquatic weeds sitting on top of six feet of the Crystal River. So the 2-pound dog took a flying leap off of the front of the kayak onto the bed of weeds. 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See STRONG/ Page C4 Drift assesses American military trends MICHAELFRANCIS Special to the ChronicleRachel Maddow, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (New York: Crown Publishers, 2012, 276 pages) $25. Rachel Maddow is best known as the host of her weeknight program on MSNBC, where she is outspoken as a liberal and a Democrat. This book, however, is critical of the erosion of American military power pretty much since the Eisenhower administration regardless of any presidents party affiliation. Her basic argument is that a number of trends within the military are leading to a weakened military establishment that is widely separated from the American public. Furthermore military spending is out of control. To start with, she weaves into the book a discussion of the constitutional position regarding the use of military force. Under that document the president cannot go to war without a declaration approved by both houses. The founding fathers feared America might get involved in international conflicts. Thus both branches had to be in agreement. They did not want this new country to become an imperial power such as England with its global colonial empire. Early presidents usually respected this limitation on their freedom in global affairs but as time went on, more and more military operations were undertaken. A good example is our use of force in the Caribbean when we felt our interests were threatened during the first third of the 20th century. Congress did declare war in the cases of World War I and II but called the Korean War a police action. But after the pain of Vietnam, Congress passed the War Powers Act of 1973, which put restrictions on a presidents flexibility in sending troops. President Nixon vetoed it but it was then passed over his veto. This law has never been truly tested in the courts and is continuing to be debated among constitutional lawyers. This is a thorny issue because obviously we need a commander-in-chief who can react to todays threats in an appropriate manner. Her discussion of this issue is insightful and seldom predictable. In terms of todays political landscape, only Ron Paul seems to be concerned with limiting the executive power to use force. Another of her signs of the unmooring of military power is in the financial burden of the current military establishment. She discusses the fluctuations of military spending over time but lays a large proportion of the responsibility for our current gigantic military spending on Ronald Reagan. Under Reagan the annual budget deficit ballooned from 2 percent in two years to 6.3 percent. He insisted on the large increase in military power because he surrounded himself with experts who (as we know now) were vastly over-estimating Soviet power, range and technology. Remember how the Russians supposedly had this laser that could wipe out any U.S. missile? Her comments are negative on President Kennedy and then President Johnsons policies toward Vietnam. She seriously faults President Clinton for this tentative and bungling policy trying to stop the violence that followed the collapse of Yugoslavia. Even with the collapse of the Cold War, today we support an expensive and expansive missile defense system. The costs of running this system and redesigning the rockets (which decay over time) is expensive in view of todays much smaller threat. Military men have to be paid to sit in silos and engineers must periodically renovate and upgrade the missile capabilities. We are pouring money into this race which is a race with nobody, according to Maddow. She strongly faults outservices required by the BookREVIEW See REVIEW/ Page C3 Map courtesy of www.swfwmd.state.fl.usThe Southwest Florida Water Management District encompasses roughly 10,000 square miles in all or part of 16 counties and serves a population of more than 5 million people.

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OPINION Page C2SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 Speak your pieceIt was gratifying to read a letter in the Chronicleon Friday, April 27, expressing disappointment with the behavior of the few families residing in the Kings Bay area who are, through the hastily created organization known as Save Crystal River Inc., attempting to gain broader control of Kings Bay. I submit that this title is misleading in that it fails to represent opinions of a majority of Crystal River residents. This limited group has made little or no effort to elicit input or opinion from residents at large whose rights of access to the area are at risk. One can only conclude that the group spearheading the effort to diminish the control of the legitimately established organization for that purpose reveals either a disinterest in the attitudes or opinions that differ from their own or a reluctance to do so because they already know that theirs is a minority opinion, and they hope other residents will continue to remain silent on the issue. It appears to this observer that the strong axe they are wielding has been ground on an anvil of selfish, personal interests. I invite other residents to speak up in support of their own wishes. Prove that I am misreading the motives of this vocal group and also protest the use of the label Save Crystal River Inc. as propagandizing and only narrowly descriptive of this community.Naomi W. Vonesh Crystal RiverDont leave dogs in carWith the temperatures rising, many dogs are left unattended in cars. Some people do not realize how life-threatening this can be to an animal. When temperatures reach the 70s, 80s or higher, a parked car becomes unbearably hot inside within minutes, even in the shade with the window opened a few inches. Leaving the engine and air conditioning running is not recommended. The car engine may overheat and shut down. The car can then reach up to 120 degrees or more. If you see a dog left unattended in a parked car on a hot day, go to the nearest business and ask someone to page the owner. If this is not successful, call 911 and an officer will respond. Do not try to break in to the car to rescue the dog. It is against the law. Only a law enforcement officer can do this if needed. Do not be shy; explain to a person that their dog is in danger. Most people will thank you and some will not, but remember, you may save a life.Dorothy Mitchell Lecanto You have a Prius. ... You probably compost, sort all your recycling, and have a reusable shopping bag for your short drive to Whole Foods. You are the best! So, do we really need the Obama sticker? The Portland Mercury, 2008Prius, which is Latin for to go before or lead the way, is the perfect name for the car whose owners are confident they are leading the way for the benighted. Prius preening, an almost erotic pleasure, is, however, a perishable delight because the status derived from enlightened exclusivity evaporates if the hoi polloi crash the party. The connection between cars and self-image is as American as the anti-Prius, the F-150 pickup truck. This connection is the subject of the entertaining and instructive book Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars by Paul Ingrassia, a journalist knowledgeable about the automobile industry. He thinks the hinge of our history was the 1920s, when General Motors LaSalle was introduced as a conspicuous-consumption alternative to Henry Fords pedestrian, so to speak, Model T. Since then, Ingrassia says, American culture has been a tug of war between the practical and the pretentious, the frugal versus the flamboyant, haute cuisine versus hot wings. The Model T, born in 1908, was priced at $850. By 1924, it was offered only in black but cost just $260 and had America on the move. Three years later the year Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic the LaSalle, a Cadillac sibling, announced Detroits determination to join Hollywood as a manufacturer of visual entertainment, but working in chrome rather than celluloid. The phrase Its a Duesie became an American encomium in tribute to the Duesenberg, which sold for upward of $20,000, or $245,000 in todays dollars. In 1953, after almost 25 years of Depression and war, the Korean armistice signaled the restoration of the pleasure principle, as did the December appearance of two first editions of Hugh Hefners Playboy magazine and Chevrolets Corvette. That cars designer, Zora ArkusDuntov English was his fourth language explained: In our age where the average person is a cog wheel who gets pushed in the subways, elevators, department stores, cafeterias ... the ownership of a different car provides the means to ascertain his individuality to himself and everybody around. Ere long, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Corvette license plate read RES IPSA, lawyers Latin for It speaks for itself. And loudly. The 1950s brought tail fins (justified as safety devices directional stabilizers) on land yachts such as the 21-foot-long 1959 Cadillac. A small-is-beautiful reaction came in the form of a car originally named the Kraft durch Freude Wagen (Strength through Joy Car), a clunky name no one criticized, because it was bestowed by the Volkswagens progenitor, Adolf Hitler, the unlikely father of the emblematic vehicle of 1960s hippies, the VW Microbus. (Steve Jobs sold his for startup capital for his business.) Thanks to Ralph Nader, Chevrolets small Corvair begat a growth industry lawsuits and a president. (The Corvair made Nader famous, and 35 years later his 97,000 Florida votes gave George W. Bush the presidency.) Baby boomers had babies so they had to buy minivans, but got revenge against responsibilities by buying the ultimate driving machine. This is from a 1989 Los Angeles Timesrestaurant review: There they are, the men with carefully wrinkled $800 sports jackets ... the BMW cowboys ... theyre all here, grazing among the arugula. Boomers, says Ingrassia, had to buy to live, just as sharks had to swim to breathe. They bought stuff that screamed: Cognoscenti! Dove bars the ultimate ice cream bar? not Eskimo Pies. Anchor Steam, not Budweiser. Starbucks, not Dunkin Donuts. And Perrier, when gas cost less than designer water. In 1978, an early reaction against all this made Fords F-150 pickup what it still is, Americas best-selling vehicle. In 2003, Toyota previewed its second-generation Prius at Whole Foods supermarkets and an international yoga convention. And in the cartoon town of South Park, Priuses became so popular the town developed a huge cloud of smug. Prius, vehicle of the vanguard of the intelligentsia, does not have the most obnoxious name ever given an automobile. In 1927, Studebaker, which anticipated the Prius mentality, named one of its models the Dictator. The car supposedly dictated standards that the unwashed would someday emulate. In the mid1930s, Studebaker canceled the name. George Wills email address is georgewill@washpost.com. To let oneself be bound by a duty from the moment you see it approaching is part of the integrity that alone justifies responsibility.Dag Hammarskjld, 1905-1961 The American dream in an automobile 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 BOARDGerry Mulligan ..........................................publisherCharlie Brennan ............................................editorMike Arnold ..........................................HR directorSandra Frederick ............................managing editorCurt Ebitz ........................................citizen memberMac Harris ......................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ................................guest member ACT RESPONSIBLY Hollow offers no benefit to county During the last county commission meeting, Citrus County Hospital Board Chairman Michael Smallridge made a generous offer for his board to help county government pay for a disputed Medicaid bill from the state, and to help with expenses the county has incurred as the result of a man shot by a sheriffs deputy in the line of duty. The chairmans proposal was for the hospital board to use funds it has collected from taxpayers for the public hospital to help the county pay the bill, and also for the hospital board to negotiate better terms with Shands Hospital for the treatment of the man with the gunshot wounds. However, the offer was really nothing more than an overture to bring the issue before the hospital board once gubernatorial appointments are made, enabling the board of trustees to again have a quorum. Currently, there are only two members of the fivemember board, and the body cannot make any decisions. Under questioning from County Commissioners Joe Meek and Rebecca Bays, Chairman Smallridge acknowledged he had not been authorized by his board to make the offer, and he had not discussed the offer with attorneys or the other hospital board member before coming before the commission. Since Mr. Smallridge who has filed to run for a seat on the county commission does not have a board to approve the concept, what he was proposing was essentially hollow political rhetoric. Whether a full hospital board once gubernatorial appointees are named would approve such an offer is a completely open question, and if the board should approve the donation, there would still be the question of whether it can legally use funds in this manner. Hypothetically assuming the move was deemed legal and trustees gave their approval, there is still the question of whether this is an appropriate use of funds one taxing authority, the hospital board, giving its money to another taxing authority, the county. These are questions that would normally be answered before the chairman of one board makes a formal proposal to another board. Unfortunately, Mr. Smallridges offer seems merely a half-baked idea floated in a public forum with little forethought, rather than being carefully developed and presented as a realistic proposal. Last year, Chairman Smallridge was a proponent of the hospital board funding a mobile public health clinic that would travel around the county. Then, in December, he came before the ChronicleEditorial Board to propose an ID card for low-income residents who do not have insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Neither idea went much beyond the initial public announcement. Unless he is successful in convincing a new board, the board attorney and perhaps the state attorney general to go along with his proposal for paying the county Medicaid bill, this latest idea will also be headed for a quiet death. When it comes to spending tax dollars, its vital that those in positions of responsibility act responsibly and work within proper protocols. The offer to fork over one taxing entitys dollars to another taxing entity without having the authority or knowledge if its allowable falls far short of that expectation. Furthermore, the announcement byFitch Ratings on Thursday that the hospitals bond rating is being dropped for the second time in two years is a reminder of what Mr. Smallridge and the hospital governing board should be working on. Whilethe governing board sits onmore than $10 million of taxpayers money meant for the hospital, our county hospital got another black eye because the board of trustees and Citrus Memorial Health Foundation have not found resolution to their dispute. That lack of leadership continues to cost taxpayers,medical consumers and the reputation of the public hospital. THE ISSUE:Hospital board chairman offers money to county.OUR OPINION:Empty rhetoric. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to letters@chronicleonline.com .LETTERSto the Editor Nursing home woesId like the elderly people to be on the lookout. (I was in a) nursing home where they misplaced things and even (threw) out my teeth. I left there because of poor service. Now I have to eat soft food. I cant get new ones. I am old and cant walk. So if there (is) someone out there (who) could help me, I pray they would. I know this is asking too much, so God bless you. I enjoy reading your Sound Off. Perplexing prepositionMr. William C. Youngs letter to the editor in the paper April 30 is very nice and I agree, with one exception: The repeated use of for free is like fingernails on a blackboard to me. The word for is a preposition, which takes an object. The object should be a noun or pronoun. Free is neither. It is an adjective or a verb.Everywhere a signIt was interesting to read the article in the Chronicle about the city of Crystal River and the sign disgraces we have. So if they really want to look at cleaning up signs, they might want to look between (County Road) 486 and (U.S.) 19 in Crystal River off of (State Road) 44. Do we really need over 50 bike path signs? Its over 50 when you count them both ways. And also, all these signs go down this pathway down (U.S.) 19. At every driveway, youve got a yield sign or a stop sign. And those bikers, they dont stop at that anyway. So they dont yield; they dont stop. We might as well take them out, too. 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. COMMENTSwill 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 OFFCALL563-0579 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE George WillOTHER VOICES

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This is the last of a newspaper column trilogy regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Specifically directed to that courts justices, it summarizes the status of U.S. health care and Americas desperate need to restructure the system. Your Honors, by placing design of protocol and delivery methodology of U.S. health care into the hands of our finest physicians, with government oversight and nationwide computerization, systemic reform of the system can be accomplished. While health care costs increase three times faster than the rest of our economy, some 100 million Americans are denied access to proper care. All the while, Americas drug companies and associates, otherwise known as Big Pharma, flood our TV screens with their basic mantra: Consume more drugs. Your Honors, those who rail against reform of an economic sector that will soon consume 25 percent of our GDP, half of that unnecessary, are trying to game you. The anti-Obamacare contingent has little to no grasp of the math involved. Or worse, they could not care less about the long-term effects of ignoring the steep decline of the health of U.S. citizens while Big Pharma masks the underlying problems with tons of chemicals. The industrys army of 7,000 lobbyists mounts its daily assault on the U.S. Congress in an all-too-successful, 50-year campaign to continue the $1.5 trillion of annual theft and waste ripped from the lives of U.S. citizens. $3.5 thousand million a day good grief are we crazy, or just lazy? Your Honors will soon issue your decision on the Affordable Care Act and thereby the fate of Big Pharma, the fate of effective health care reform, the ultimate fate of much of our economy, and the health and happiness of 100 million of our fellow citizens. How can there be any question about what the U.S. Constitution directs us to do in this situation? Those of us in the working, warrior, middle and lower classes have been conned, slicked and tricked. Theres absolutely no need for over 100 million of us to be without proper health care, particularly since our existing system allows theft, waste and malpractice to blow through enough money to easily cover us. If the facts I have outlined in this and my last two columns in the Chronicleare true, there is only one possible conclusion to be drawn. If the U.S. Supreme Court cancels or diminishes Obamacare in any way, it will be a monstrous travesty of justice and a grotesque blow against our society. The system already consumes enough money to care for everyone. All we have to do is grab hold of enough faith, courage and fortitude and believe we can fix this terrible mess, even though it will be a long process. Along with nine of the last 12 U.S. presidents, Americas most erudite health care experts have spoken as one on this matter, telling us exactly how reform can be accomplished. In many columns in the Citrus County Chronicle, and videos on YouTube, I have reported the research, facts, exhibits and conclusions of the experts. My website, ThinkWeCan.com, and YouTube channel will confirm all the facts Ive reported. Had I the chance to stand in front of Your Honors, I would have clearly stated: Inside the 2,600 pages of the Affordable Care Act, Your Honors will find all the required tools to speed America along the path of health care reform. Indeed, proper reform will take years to accomplish. You now have the chance to participate in one of the most exciting, productive and humane initiatives ever undertaken by the United States. Please preserve this magnificent piece of legislation that took 50 long years to bring into existence. Derisively labeled Obamacare by the very thieves who are bleeding U.S. health care dry as they cause unimaginable suffering to untold millions, Your Honors have the opportunity to end their 50-year reign of greed. America awaits your decision. Six hundred thousand wounded warriors need your help. Millions of children cry out to you. Those without hope stand before you with downcast eyes, dashed dreams and broken bodies and hearts. Don Hess, a Crystal River resident with 48 years experience in health insurance, is a civic activist, National Guard veteran, pilot, farmer and investor and ex-professional pool player. His website, ThinkWeCan.com, provides links to exhibits, citations and research supporting his columns and videos. COMMENTARYCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 C3 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. Proverbs 18:22, KJV.For the past several weeks, with but one exception, Ive offered installments of the San Francisco-to-Sydney cruise my Cheryl and I recently enjoyed. For Easter Sunday, I felt inspired to write a column regarding those things thatare ours through the mercy, grace and goodness of God. Today is May 13, and it is Mothers Day. Once more, I feel compelled to allow the stories about the voyage to wait for a week and write from the heart about my very own favorite wife and mother. Those of you who are regular readers know that though Cheryl and I grew up within four miles of each other, due to county lines and school districts, we didnt get to know each other until she was 17 and I was 20. When we met, I wasnt looking for a wife and she wasnt looking for a husband, but that changed rapidly. It was easy for me to tell her my thoughts; to make her know that I found her to be adorable in every way; and, before long, it became ever so easy for me to envision her as the fulfillment of Proverbs 18:22 in my life. Soon enough, she echoed such thoughts and made it clear that my pursuing her would not be in vain. Before a year had passed, we were married and I knew I had found a good thing.But the scripture goes further it says that not only has one who has found a wife, found a good thing, he has obtained favour of the Lord. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them. ... Psalm 127:4 and 5,KJV Not only had I found a good thing when I found my wife, but, during the following 10years, my quiver was filled Cheryl gave birth to our two daughters and our son. Has our life always been easy? In spite of the top of the mountain outlook I try to project with my writings, there have been times when it has felt like the mountain has been on us rather than us being on the mountain. Even so, it has always cheered my heart to watch my wife, to see her perform not only as a faithful, unflinching helpmate, but also as a loving, resourceful mother who made sure the children had what they needed even at those times when it seemed she had to pull it out of the air. And, now, once again for emphasis, as the scripture says, ... whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing!Fred Brannen is an Inverness resident and a Fred BrannenA SLICE OF LIFE Don HessGUEST COLUMN Part III: Supreme Court and Obamacare EndorsementLETTERS services required by the military establishment. Soldiers need food and shelter, PXs, weapons, and state-ofthe-art protective gear. It appeared that these services could be done cheaper by private firms. But Maddow recounts numerous problems with the quality of these services and the costs (which soared). For example, private contractors were brought into Iraq to reconstruct the countrys infrastructure buildings, electrical plants, sewage systems and so forth. But these projects, according to the Government Accounting Office, were often grossly over budget which Washington then had to pay and poorly constructed to the point of being useless. A prime example seems to be that Baghdads electrical grid is still a mess. So, according to the author, the costs were up and the quality went down. Halliburton and other companies made big profits and Uncle Sam paid a bill that was higher than expected, but no one seemed interested. She laments that this issue is not being studied and debated. In the closing pages of the book she has specific policy recommendations most of which have been touched upon. She does have some interesting suggestions. One is that if we go to war we need to pay for it (a slap at Reagan and Bush II). She wants to do away with the secret military. The military should be controlling the drones and not the CIA. We should try harder to have disputes handled by the State Department and other non-military agencies. Of particular interest is her suggestion that the National Guard and Reserves go back to their traditional roles, which is to say the institutions that weave civilian and military life together. The life of a Guardsman or Guards woman should be mostly a peacetime, civilian role. When we ship these men and women off to war, civilian communities all over America should feel that loss. (page 250) The author is particularly critical of the end of the draft, which has meant that only 1 percent of the American people are now really impacted by the conflict. For most Americans, our foreign ventures are simply things we see on news broadcasts. The major criticism I have of this book is that it is hard to follow the threads of her analysis because it covers so much history, domestic politics, the law, military tactics, the egos of presidents, etc. On the other hand, she writes clearly, the research and arguments are fair, and Maddow has a passion for this timely and important topic. Michael Francis is a Sugarmill Woods resident who taught international politics and U.S. foreign policy at the University of Notre Dame for 39 years prior to retiring. REVIEWContinued from Page C1 Even though he is only 2 pounds, the law of gravity took over when the dog landed and he immediately disappeared. And he did not come back up. Now, while I like to think of myself as a younger, better-looking version of Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (best movie of all time), my immediate reaction to the disappearing dog was not to jump to the rescue. Instead, I rolled back in my kayak and laughed out loud. If looks could kill, I would have been the swordtwirling guy Harrison Ford shot in the same movie. My excuse is that guys dont have that mothering instinct, especially when it comes to dogs. My wife, on the other hand, has an extreme dose of the mothering instinct and it went into overdrive as our 2-pound Yorkie failed to surface beneath the bed of pollution-fighting weeds. She stood up (which you should never do in the kayak) and, fully dressed for our dinner date (including shoes, glasses and other assorted going-out-to-dinner items), dove off the kayaks front to rescue the dog. She looked liked like Mark Spitz coming out of the Olympic starting gate. She plowed through the matt of pollution-fighting weeds and within seconds had a yapping dog in her clutches. Her glasses were askew; one shoe was missing; her hair and clothes were soaked and she was generally covered with pollution fighting, environmentally friendly weeds. And she had her dog. I was also wet, but only because in a very nonHarrison Ford maneuver, I had managed to roll back laughing in my kayak and landed in a pool of water in the back of the vessel. On this Mothers Day, I salute the life-saving power of that mothering instinct. It is more powerful than anything Harrison Ford, Mark Spitz or I could ever produce.Gerry Mulligan is the publisher of the Chronicle. His email address is gmulligan@ chronicleonline.com. WINDOWContinued from Page C1 Kitchen will fulfill promisesIm writing to endorse Ron Kitchen for county commissioner. I became very interested and active in the politics of Crystal River and Citrus County during the Support Three Sisters Springs project. The more I attended the citys functions and council meetings, the more I came to respect and admire Mayor Kitchen. He did what he said he would do for the city in his campaign promises. The city has never been better. Mr. Kitchen has laid out his plan for what he believes will truly improve Citrus County. I know hell make good on his campaign promises. He lives, works and has family in Citrus County and truly wants Citrus to be the place he calls home. If you call Citrus County home too, then vote for Ron Kitchen in the primary election and then the general election, and lets clean up the county and make Citrus home again. David Tagye formerly of Crystal RiverRRRA endorsementsBased upon our principles of fiscal conservatism, individual rights and the determination that the citizens of Citrus County should have a government as President Abraham Lincoln said, of the people, by the people and for the people, the membership of the Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly, West Central Florida Region, has decided upon the endorsement of the following candidates for election as commissioners on the Citrus County Commission for the 2012, Aug. 14 primary: Renee Christopher-McPheeters, District 1; Shannon Heathcock, District 3; and Michael Mike Smallridge, District 5.Mr. Thomas Barron vice president, Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly West Central Florida RegionVote for KitchenAfter reading the article about Mayor Ron Kitchens analysis of this years proposed county budget, I cant help but be impressed that we finally have a commission candidate for District 1 who understands what and how spending, budgeting and planning really works. Everyone knows that if you spend more than you make, youre heading for trouble, unless you have some rainy-day money stashed away or you can raise taxes to cover the shortage. Also, if you initially create a budget about how much you plan to spend in year 1, and you spend more that you budgeted, then when you create your budget for Year 2, you must look at how much you actually spent in Year 1, not what you budgeted in Year 1. Pretty basic and simple budgeting, and fiscally prudent planning, with one exception: Our county administrator and county commissioners dont seem to understand that simple fact. Also, when you buy Ottawa Avenue for $3 million and forgive $2 million in permitting fees for the Homosassa Wal-Mart and spend $2 million to move the westside county offices to Meadowcrest and throw away money chasing Port Citrus and build a sidewalk on State Road 44 stretching from Crystal River to Inverness, and then tell every taxpayer that there is a $7 million dollar shortfall this year, it kind of makes you wonder who is looking out for the taxpayer. It is quite obvious that some changes must be made in this next election. We now have an opportunity to elect Ron Kitchen, a seasoned politician, a successful businessman and a man who understands the basic building blocks of how spending, budgeting and planning really works. Tell your friends and neighbors that Ron Kitchen is the man to vote for if they want to start having a fiscally prudent Board of County Commissioners.Winston Perry Homosassa Letter to theEDITOR On the ballotIt is official. I am on the ballot for the position of Citrus County School superintendent. The petition card process gave me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. I appreciate all of the positive feedback and words of encouragement. Thank you for your support.Sandy Balfour candidate for superintendentDont developRecently, we learned of a proposal given by representatives of Mr. George Decker to develop his property at Pirates Cove in Ozello into a restaurant and resort condominiums with a height of five stories and 25 to 30 rooms. We live in very close proximity to the Pirates Cove area, and we are opposed to this project, as it would change the personality of our community and the Ozello skyline forever. One of the main reasons we purchased property on the island is its pristine view from our upper deck, which overlooks Pirates Cove. Instead of looking out at mangrove islands and the natural beauty the island has, we would be looking at condominiums that totally take away the character the island has. We also feel this project would add to road congestion. Therefore, we do not support the proposal as presented at the community meeting of Feb. 13.Anthony and Alicia Griffith Crystal River

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its operating expenses from nearly $100 million to less than $80 million. This savings allows continued investment for regional projects. One way we have increased internal efficiencies is by reorganizing our regulatory staff and centralizing our permitting review process. This alone has saved nearly $4 million while increasing our quality of service. By implementing a new process of evaluating the complexity of permit applications, using the same rigorous environmental standards, many Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs) are now issued within 48 hours. We also are working closely with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the other four water management districts on statewide permitting consistency. Yes, we face challenges, but this district will continue to manage and protect the water resources of West Central Florida and provide for the development of new water supplies for years to come. The district is staffed by dedicated public servants committed to our core mission of flood protection, water supply, water quality, and their associated natural systems. We assure you we are capable of meeting these challenges and we will remain fiscally and operationally strong. Blake C. Guillory is executive director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. ALANF. ABRAMOWITZ Special to the ChronicleI was thrilled to recently learn Floridas Statewide Guardian ad Litem program has been named to receive the prestigious Davis Productivity Eagle Award for streamlining efficiencies to focus on commitment to children. The Eagle Award is the highest honor from the Davis Productivity Awards Program, which recognizes state employees and public agency leaders whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity and saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses. The Davis Awards program, a major government improvement initiative that is chaired by Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, is co-sponsored by Florida TaxWatch, the Florida Council of 100, the state of Florida, and Prudential. The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is being recognized for cost avoidance and increased productivity through utilizing the gifts of time and talent by our nearly 8,000 dedicated volunteers. In addition, the GAL program has established a public/private partnership, leveraging money with local nonprofits; established an online portal for volunteers resulting in cost savings; and established online training for program staff and pro bono attorneys resulting in free Continuing Legal Education Credits. The GAL program is cost-effective. For every dollar we save through the efficiencies recognized by the Davis Awards team, more childrens voices can be heard in our states dependency courts. The best interests of Floridas dependent children are our only interest. We are pleased to provide abused and neglected children the representation they need so their problems can be addressed in efficient and effective ways. The public/private partnerships created by the GAL program emphasize the relationship between private citizens, businesses, professionals, and non-profits in communities to protect Floridas most vulnerable children and help families. As we continue to support our volunteers, we work diligently toward a time when all children who need a Guardian ad Litem will have a voice. For additional information on our work, please visit www.GuardianadLitem.org.Alan F. Abramowitz is executive director of the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office in Tallahassee.C4SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOMMENTARY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday May May www.chronicleonline.com The Chronicle is committed to supporting local businesses and organizations that provide all types of services, fundraisers and entertainment throughout our community. The Chronicle is committed to helping make Citrus County the best place to live and work. Dont hesitate to contact The Chronicle at 352-563-3226 for all of your sponsorship needs!187 SPONSORED EVENTS SO FAR THIS YEAR!Monday May 14th Worlds Greatest Baby Shower Golden Citrus Scholar Awards Wednesday May 16th Senior Foundation Rays vs Red Sox Thursday May 17th Sports Awards Banquet Concert Spring Final at Old Courthouse Historical Society Deux Oh Friday May 18th Beverly Hills Farmers Market Sunday May 19th Sheriffs All Hazard Expo Beauties & Beast Car Show Blessing of the Fleet Saturday & Sunday May 19th-20th Hallelujah Girl Drama Production A Garden Tour with Historical Overtones Friday June 1st Beverly Hills Farmers Market Saturday June 2nd Movies in The Park: Happy Feet 2 Boat Drawing 25th Anniversarry Spanish American Dinner/Dance Friday June 3rd Beverly Hills Farmers Market Tuesday June 12th Military Card Party Wednesday June 13th Rays vs NY Mets Friday June 15th Beverly Hills Farmers Market Saturday June 16th Flag Day Celebration GOTCHACOVERED 5th Annual Athlete of the Year Sports Awards BanquetThursday May 17thReception 5:00pm 6:00pm Awards Ceremony 6:00pm 8:00 PM College of Central Florida Citrus Campus Tickets are $20 and are available at The Citrus County Chronicle ofces 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River For more information call: 352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.com Citrus County Health Department Citrus County All Hazards &Information ExpoFor more information contact the Citrus County Sheriffs Office (352) 249-2707Saturday May 19th 9am 1pmSpecial Guests: The National Weather Service Special Displays: Hurricane Re-entry Tag Distribution, and More 000B6AS Upcoming Games Tuesday, July 3rd Rays vs. Yankees 3:30pm Wednesday, July 18th Rays vs. Indians 3:30pm A nonprofit organization dedicated to generate funds to support the unmet needs of Citrus County seniors. Citrus County Support ServicesTampa Bay Rays Baseball TripsThursday, June 13th Rays vs. Mets 3:30pmAll tickets $45 per person(make checks payable to The Senior Foundation of Citrus County). Price includes admission & round-trip transportation via chartered bus.Pick up and drop off location for the bus will be: Citrus CountyResource Center 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FLAll ticket sales are final. Note: Per the Tampa Bay Rays, game times are subject to change.All proceeds from the Rays Baseball Trips go towards Helping Seniors inCitrus County.For more information call 527-5975 000B22U 000BF5V Guardian ad Litem program in Florida earns Davis Eagle Award GuestCOLUMN ON THE NET Florida Guardian ad Litem program: www .GuardianadLitem.org. STRONGContinued from Page C1

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Credit bureaus necessary DEAR BRUCE: You asked John in a recent article why he expected his credit monitoring to be free. But John is right; it should be free. These credit bureaus have a nice gimmick: They collect our private information without our consent, do not check to see if it is correct, then sell this information. To add insult to injury, they want us to pay them to check and see if what they are selling for a profit is correct. This is a joke, and when the information is wrong, it costs the innocent consumer time and money trying to prove it is wrong. The credit bureaus are doing this on their own. The consumer did not ask them to collect this information. If the consumer did, then I could see them charging the consumer, but since the bureaus are selling the information without consent, they should pay the consumer for the privilege of using it. Its no different from any other business transaction. E.Z., via email DEAR E.Z.: I agree with you that when credit bureaus make a mistake, it can be inconvenient and time-consuming to get it corrected. You say the consumer did not ask the credit bureaus to collect the information, but that isnt exactly true. Consumers by the millions who apply to borrow money give potential lenders the right to look up this information. If this information were not available, what would you suggest the industry use? No one is going to lend money of any consequence without getting a credit report. These agencies have to be paid otherwise, they wouldnt be in business. This is the system we live under; there are a lot of things we are obliged to work and live with that we dont agree with. You can get a free credit report once a year from each of the major agencies. I dont see it as a very important thing to worry about. DEAR BRUCE: Im five years out from retirement and looking ahead at all my options to make that time successful. Right now, my focus is on cleaning up all debt. By this time next year, I will have everything paid off except the house mortgage ($180,000). That has me thinking about my largest monthly payment after retirement, the house payment (roughly $1,450). When I finally roll over my 401(k), what if I take part of it and pay off my home? I know this flies in the face of all common wisdom, but is this ever a smart move? I plan to live in this house for the rest of my life, and it would be wonderful to cut monthly obligations to this degree. S.I., via email DEAR S.I.: You are taking money out of one pocket and putting it into the other. Your net worth doesnt change; its just a matter of convenience. If you make this move, from this point forward will you be better or worse off? Among other things, See MONEY/ Page D4 Bruce WilliamsSMART MONEY BUSINESSSection DSUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Graduation time means more jobseekers In a few short weeks, it will all be over at least for another school year. Our high school and college seniors will don caps and gowns, march with purpose and pride and collect their diplomas. Then what? Typically, our highschoolers move on to college or university, technical school or some other level of post-secondary training. A portion of college graduates will pursue their masters degree, but many more will join the labor force. Theyll be in good company. Citrus Countys labor force, comprised of those who are working and those who are looking for work, hovers around 56,000, of which approximately 6,500 at this time of year are unemployed. For the recently matriculated, those vying for jobs include students now home from school and seeking summer employment, as well as displaced workers who have been struggling with a down economy for many, many months in Florida, the average length of unemployment is 48.6 weeks, and a whopping 38 percent are out of work for a year or more. In recent years, employment rates for new college graduates have fallen sharply. Moreover, as the New York Timesreported last May, only half the jobs landed by new graduates even require a college degree two years after graduating, the unemployment rate for members of the class of 2009 was 22 percent, and another 22 percent were working in jobs that didnt require college degrees. That trend was underscored in a Rutgers University study released this past week. This begs the question every parent asks whos about to take out a second mortgage to finance their childs higher education: Is it worth it? Consider the national unemployment rates by educational attainment for members of the labor force ages 25 and older: Less than a high school diploma: 12.6 percent. High school graduates, no college: 8.0 percent. Some college or associate degree: 7.5 percent. Bachelors degree and higher: 4.2 percent. It is clear that at some point, postsecondary degree work is going to pay off. But what about the 22-yearolds graduating now? How do they move beyond the pomp and circumstance of the moment to launch their careers? Whether youre a recent grad or still in school but need an income to help stay there, youll need a hire education. Workforce can help you research careers, education options and training programs; create professional rsum and cover letters; prepare for interviews and sharpen employability skills; and, depending on income eligibility, cover costs for training and education. You can tap into these valuable resources, offered at no charge, by first registering with the Employ Florida Marketplace (www. EmployFlorida.com), then scheduling a one-on-one appointment with a Workforce Placement Specialist by visiting our resource center in Inverness or calling 352-637-2223 or 800-434-JOBS. You can also follow us on Twitter @WorkforceCLM to Laura ByrnesWORKFORCE CONNECTION See WORKFORCE/ Page D4 Of mutual interest Associated PressFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks May 26, 2010, about the social network sites new privacy settings in Palo Alto, Calif. Zuckerberg and other executives addressed about 200 prospective investors Friday, May 10, at a hotel luncheon in Silicon Valley. Facebook in your mutual fund? It could be soon MARKJEWELL AP Personal Finance WriterBOSTON Ask people what they think about Facebook, and youre likely to hear everything from Its a terrific way to connect with friends and family, to Its a colossal drain on time and productivity. Soon, you could start getting a third response: Its a big investment opportunity. Facebook stock is expected to begin trading publicly May 18. Market pros and average investors alike are sizing up the companys strengths and weaknesses. The key question: Can Facebook parlay its vast legions of users into huge profits, as Google did following its 2004 initial public offering? The Facebook IPO is expected to be the biggest for an Internet company, surpassing Googles. It will be hard for mutual fund managers to ignore; especially those specializing in technology stocks, and the large-cap, growth-stock market segment Facebook will join. Facebook might seem to be an obvious potential buy for those managers, given its amazing rise from Harvard dorm-room startup in 2004 to the worlds largest online social network. But successful stock-picking means being price-conscious. Until late last week, fund managers had little to go on in assessing Facebooks potential investment value. Thats when Facebook disclosed its shares would be priced in a range of $28 to $35. The specific price is to be released the day before trading, and decision time is approaching for fund managers considering Facebook for their portfolios. A select few have already jumped in. Dozens have acquired private shares of Facebook over the past year and a half. More than 30 Fidelity Investments mutual funds recently owned private Facebook shares, including Fidelitys largest stock fund, Contrafund (FCNTX). But Facebook made up just 0.1 percent of that $84 billion funds portfolio at the end of March, and other Fidelity funds holding Facebook had similarly small investments. Another big fund company, T. Rowe Price, recently reported that 19 of its funds owned private Facebook shares, in nearly all instances making up less than 1 percent of each portfolio. Morgan Stanley has also been active. Its $1.7 billion Focus Growth Fund (AMOAX) recently held 3.6 percent of its portfolio in Facebook shares. Funds from smaller companies have purchased Facebook stock on secondary markets that are off-limits to average investors. Below are comments from interviews this week with managers of two such funds: Chris Brown of Pax World Balanced (PAXWX) and Thomas Vandeventer of Tocqueville Opportunity (TOPPX). They discuss prospects for the stock:The rewardsFacebooks potential is undeniable because the site has more than 900 million users. There are huge profit opportunities for Facebook and its investors from advertising revenue. Brown believes much of that is still untapped. He sees a big opportunity if Facebook can generate earnings from highly-targeted ads tailored to appeal to specific Facebook users based on their interests. Right now, the ads are more about building brand awareness, Brown said. But if advertisers could specifically target a certain demographic, by age group or gender, for example, thats where the profit margins would be very beneficial. Vandeventer is cautious about the shortterm outlook, but optimistic in the long-run. Its still a pretty young company, and we VA engages in social media Associated PressWASHINGTON The primary Facebook page for the Department of Veterans Affairs has amassed more than 200,000 fans, increasing the departments ability to communicate directly with veterans across the nation. We started our social media program with the vision of getting the right information to the right veteran at the right time, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. This achievement allows us to reach a significant portion of the veteran population. The milestone was achieved less than three years after the creation of VAs office of online communications, which oversees all social media programs. The office has been led by Brandon Friedman since its inception in August 2009, and was launched as part of the presidents directive that agencies should create such organizations in support of the administrations Open Government plan. This is a notable milestone for VA, said Mike Galloucis, VAs executive director of public and intergovernmental affairs. It shows we are using all available means to reach veterans with important information related to the benefits they have earned through their service to our nation. VA has more than 150 Facebook pages, most of which belong to individual VA medical centers, with a combined subscribership of more than 440,000 fans. In addition to Facebook, VA maintains an extensive social media presence with 70 Twitter feeds, the VAntage Point blog, a YouTube channel with more than 400 videos, and a Flickr page containing more than 12,000 photos. To connect to VAs social media sites, visit www.va.gov/opa/socialmedia.asp. See FACEBOOK/ Page D3

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SRRMC welcomes Ghassan Hasan, M.D.CRYSTAL RIVER On March 15, Ghassan A. Hasan, M.D., was appointed to the medical staff at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Hasan specializes in primary care. The experience and knowledge Dr. Hasan brings to Seven Rivers Regional aligns with our mission to provide excellence in health care, said Joyce Brancato, chief executive officer. He will provide high quality care for our patients. Hasan is boardcertified in family medicine and has practiced medicine for 28 years. He previously had his own practice in Haileah. Hasan received his medical degree from the Superior Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana in Cuba. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. We are thrilled to have Dr. Hasan at Seven Rivers Regional, said Fernando Esclopis, M.D., chief of staff. For more information about the hospital and its medical staff, visit SevenRiversRegional.com. Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, a 128-bed general, medical/surgical acute care facility serving Citrus, Levy and south Marion counties, opened its doors in 1978. Visit SevenRiversRegional.com.Fero & Sons Insurance gets Gold Key DUNNELLON Fero & Sons Insurance has been recognized as a Gold Key Agency by Allstate Insurance. The Gold Key designation is the companys recognition of superior performance. By achieving this designation, Fero & Sons qualifies for enhanced support, training and access to webinars led by industry experts. Its a tremendous honor to achieve the Gold Key designation, said Tracy A. Fero. Were committed to serving our customers here in the Citrus, Marion and Levy county area. Allstate is a great company that offers quality products and services to consumers. Im pleased that the company acknowledges the support we offer our customers. Fero & Sons Insurance has offices in Dunnellon, Beverly Hills and Ocala. Contact Tracy Fero at 352489-2412, 352-795-4621 or TFERO@feroinsurance.com.Mall announces new stores openingCRYSTAL RIVER Crystal River mall announces its newest tenant. Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair. Owners Ed and Frances Marquez originally opened their Watch & Jewelry Repair in 1990 inside Sears at Crystal River Mall. They decided to stay in the mall, and with their new location they have more room for customers and also have a waiting area where customers can relax or browse through merchandise. Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair provides all types of jewelry and watch services. They also specialize in designing unique jewelry pieces and can reset all types of diamonds. The grand opening for Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair is Friday, May 18. Two other new additions to the Crystal River Mall are Miracle Ear, down the Kmart corridor; and Short Sale Realty of Florida, outside Regal Cinema. For more information on leasing opportunities or Crystal River Mall, call the mall office at 352-795-2585 or find us Facebook.Levin in Million Dollar Round TablePARK RIDGE, Ill. Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Eddie Levin, CLU, ChFC, of Homosassa, to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Levin is a 35-year member of MDRT. Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone. It requires Levin to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association. MDRT members like Eddie are united in their commitment to help individuals, families and business owners gain financial peace of mind, says MDRT President Jennifer A. Borislow, CLU. In addition, MDRT members have access to the best minds in the business since they can share ideas and best practices with their fellow members from around the world. MDRT also provides continuing education opportunities, informative and inspirational meetings and encourages members to support community and charitable involvement through the MDRT Foundation. For more information, contact Eddie Levin at 352-621-3103 or ed11clu@yahoo.com. Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is an international, independent association of nearly 36,000 of the worlds leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 430 companies in 78 countries. Workforce Connection sets May workshops OCALA Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties has scheduled a full calendar of workshops and clinics for the month May for those interested in sharpening employability skills. The programs are open to job seekers in the three-county region at no charge. Participants must be fully registered with Workforce through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com. Workshop registration is also required unless otherwise indicated. Programs take place at the Workforce Connection Marion County Center, 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala. Citrus County workshops are conducted at the Workforce Connection Center at 1103 E. Inverness Blvd., Inverness. Levy County workshops take place at the Levy County Center at 109 NW Third Ave., Chiefland. Community workshops also continue to be held at area library branches in Citrus and Marion counties. Additional information about the following programs is available at Workforce Connections Calendar of Events at www.clmworkforce.com. Open Resume Labs are held in Ocala each Monday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. as well as every Friday at 9 a.m. The labs also take place May 15 and May 29 at 1:15 p.m. in Inverness and on May 15 May 29 in at 8:15 a.m. in Chiefland. The staff-assisted lab helps job seekers learn how to market themselves more effectively to the employer, identify strengths and transferable skills, and develop additional strategies. Walks-in are welcome no additional registration is required but space is limited. Navigating the New World of Work two-day workshop takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday in Marion County. The workshop is also offered May 22-23 in Chiefland and May 24-25 in Inverness. The workshops cover how to identify abilities and transferable skills, job search strategies/targeted resume development, and interviewing skills/follow up. Community Workshops: Navigating the New World of Work offers many of the highlights of the two-day sessions but in a two-hour format: at 10 a.m. May 24 at the Dunnellon Library, at 3:30 p.m. May 14 in at the Coastal Region Library in Crystal River, at 1 p.m. May 16 at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills and at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Homosassa Library. Nail that Interview, Employ Florida Marketplace Essentials and Optimal Resum workshops May 17 and May 31 beginning at 8:15 a.m. in Ocala. Nail that Interview is also May 18 in Inverness and May 30 in Chiefland. Registration is required. Beyond Barriers: Pathways to Employment is designed for those whose background issues create a barrier to finding a job. The workshop takes place oat 1:30 p.m. May 25 in Ocala. Computer Basics workshop is for those new to technology or with entry-level skills. Sessions are set for 3:30 p.m. May 22 in Chiefland and at 1:30 p.m. May 18 in Ocala. To register for any of the workshops, call 352-291-9552 or 800434-JOBS, ext. 1410 or sign up online at https://www.timecenter.com/ wcworkshops.May events at Crystal River MallDuring the month of May, visit the Crystal River Mall: On Saturday, May 19, the Citrus County Drummers will tap out their rhythm from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Doug Nicholson returns with the oldies at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26. For information about these events or Crystal River Mall, call the mall office at 352-795-2585 or find it on Facebook. Crystal River Mall is on U.S. 19 north of the city of Crystal River. Anchor stores include Belk, JCPenney, Kmart and Regal Cinema. The mall also includes a variety of specialty shops and eateries. Special to the ChronicleDebbie Vance was recently announced 2011 Employee of the Year at Citrus Memorial Health Systems annual Employee Awards ceremony May 10 at the Citrus Memorial Auditorium. Citrus Memorial President and CEO Ryan Beaty made the award announcement at the event, held each year during National Hospital Week, which recognizes employees for years of service and for outstanding performance. Upon announcement of Vances accomplishment, Purchasing Manager Trip Mundy cited the Employee of the Year recipient for her dedication to Citrus Memorial Health System. Debbie has been a great asset to the hospital and works very well with all of her customers, he said. She exudes all the qualities of a great employee or friend. Debbie is likeable, positive, dependable and helpful. The hospitals Employee of the Year selections come from its monthly ACES and CARES program, in which employees are nominated by fellow employees, volunteers, visitors and patients for the honor. Each month, two employees are selected on the basis of compassion, respect, integrity, creativity, teamwork, knowledge, commitment, accountability, trust and humor. In addition to the employee of the year winner, 187 employees were recognized for five-year milestones at the event. Topping the list of service award recipients were Valerie Fedor and Maryland Peterson with 35 years of service (see photo below). 30 years of service award recipients included: Jan Bertine, Gregory Clark, Betty Cocke, Jacqueline Cook and Susan Lange. 25 years of service award recipients included: Millie Barker, Karen Cummins, Carolyn Hart, Angela Hensley, Kenneth Korte, Henry Landrum and Karen Nodine. 20 years of service award recipients included: Irene Brugh, John Comiskey, Donna Holden, John Larkin, Linda Mitchell, Sheryl Pleacher, Paul Rodenbaugh, Gerrie Selby, Wanda Sierra, Lori Sutherland, Lynn Tran and Kristen Tuite. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198 bed, not-for-profit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. More than 150 physicians and 1,000 employees provide a wide range of services at the Inverness campus and at medical offices and clinics in Citrus and Sumter counties. Visit citrusmh.com.D2SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE BUSINESS BusinessDIGEST Meet the Experts in Inverness Special to the ChronicleAnthony Palumbo, Hospice of Citrus County chief executive officer, addresses the audience May 4 during the second of the ongoing mini-conference series Meet the Experts at Lakeside Country Club in Inverness. The mini-conference was free and open to the public, and featured a panel of local professionals covering topics such as tax law, elder law, estate planning, insurance, real estate and charitable giving. Panelists included local professionals Sally Long, Edward Serra, Shawn Fitzpatrick, Eddie Leven, Debbie Rector and Anthony Palumbo. The program was moderated by John J. Ceparano. Visit Hospice of Citrus County on the Web at www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org. Special to the ChronicleBack row, from left, are:: Austin Vance, Tyler Vance and Alissa Vance. Front row: Employee of the Year Debbie Vance and Ryan Beaty, Citrus Memorial CEO. Ryan Beaty congratulates Valerie Fedor and Maryland Peterson on their awards for 35 years of service.Employee of year named at Citrus Memorial Nature Coast EMS members attend meeting Special to the ChronicleTeam members of Nature Coast EMS recently attended the annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast in Atlanta. Chickfil-A Leadercast offers a unique opportunity to hear from some of the top leadership and business thinkers in the world, and is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of sites throughout the nation. Nature Coast EMS team members, from left, are; Wayne Martin, operations chief; Katie Lucas, public information officer; Lynette Holsinger, human resources director; a special representative from Chickfil-A; Ray Valdivia, field supervisor; Hester Clow, chief financial officer; and Holly Martin, ambulance accounts specialist. This years featured speakers included Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and author; John Maxwell, leadership expert and author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership; Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry; Soledad OBrien, anchorwoman and special correspondent for CNN; and Urban Meyer, head football coach for Ohio State University Buckeyes. Ghassan HasanSeven Rivers Regional Medical Center. BUSINESS DIGEST Submit information via email to newsdesk@chronicleonline.com or f ax to 352-563-3280, attn: Business Digest. The Chronicle r eserves the right to edit notices. High-resolution photos will be considered for publication. 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dont really know how it will find a way to significantly increase the income it generates from online services, he said. But he adds that Facebook has attracted half of all current Internet users on Earth, so its a huge opportunity for a profitable business model. It is not that different than if you had invested in Google back in 2004, or even LinkedIn a year ago, he said. In both cases, the companies went public as their income-generating potential was still unclear. Yet each has proved itself. Googles shares debuted around at $100 apiece, and today trade at around $615. LinkedIn shares opened at $45 last May, and now trade at around $112.The risksDespite its vast user base, Facebook isnt yet generating a huge amount of revenue by Wall Street standards. Although first-quarter revenue grew 45 percent from a year earlier to $1.06 billion, it declined 6 percent from the fourth quarter. They may have to spend more money to grow this business, and that could put pressure on profit margins, Brown said. Other key challenges include attracting more users who access Facebook from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and generating mobile ad revenue. Most Facebook users are on personal computers, and Brown believes Facebook is lagging somewhat in the faster-growing mobile space. Mobile applications could be a good growth driver, but could also be a challenge for them, Brown said. Another key issue is whether Facebook can someday expand into China. Its shut out now. Chinas government blocked Facebook as well as Twitter after the social media services were instrumental in anti-government protests in Iran two years ago. However, Vandeventer still sees plenty of opportunity to grow globally. Facebook has penetrated only 60 percent of the U.S. market, he said. Then theres India, Brazil and so on. There is still plenty of potential growth.The big pictureFacebook has established its user base, and increasingly its prospects depend on execution. Vandeventer believes Facebooks executives are capable of building a hugely profitable business, although founder Mark Zuckerberg isnt a typical CEO. This week, the 27-year-old showed up at meetings with prospective investors wearing a hoodie, a staple of his wardrobe. Vandeventer attended a New York City meeting, and hes comfortable with the executive teams youthful vibe. Who cares what Mark Zuckerberg wears to his meetings? I dont, he said. What I care about is that he executes. The team that I saw has a pretty firm grasp of whats going on.BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Facebook wraps up IPO road show Associated PressPALO ALTO, Calif. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives addressed about 200 prospective investors Friday at a hotel luncheon in Silicon Valley. Fridays event was the last of the bigger road show events that Facebook Inc. is hosting ahead of its initial public offering of stock, which is expected late next week. The luncheon was at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, Calif. Zuckerberg arrived in a caravan of black SUVs and got in the hotels back entrance. He gave prospective investors a 10-minute presentation. That was followed by a 35-minute question-and-answer session with Zuckerberg, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman. Facebook Inc. is expected to price its IPO on Thursday and begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday under the ticker symbol FB. The offering could value the company near $100 billion.SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 D3 Is Europe a safe place to buy? Not exactly MATTHEWCRAFT AP Business WriterNEW YORK It often pays to zig when everybody else zags. If you were brave enough to put cash into the stock market three years ago and very few small investors were youve doubled your money. European stocks have lost about 15 percent since mid-March. Renewed worries about the regions long-running debt crisis have rattled markets. So it might look like a chance to buy cheap. The trouble, money managers say, is that nobody knows when the crisis there will end. Most of them predict it will get worse, perhaps far worse, before it gets better. You cant pick the bottom, says Martin Jansen, lead manager for international equities at ING Investment Management U.S. And if things get worse in Europe, todays cheap wont look so cheap anymore. To hear Jansen and other money managers tell it, a rule for shopping applies for investing: Not everything that goes on sale is a bargain. If Greece drops out of the 17country euro currency group this year, as analysts worry it will, it could spread havoc throughout the financial system. And Europes underlying problems slumping economies, deep debt burdens and ever-rising interest rates could take years to fix. That doesnt mean its time to sell everything connected to Europe. The best approach, fund managers say, is to divide the continent into struggling countries and stronger ones. Investors who take this approach keep clear of Greek banks but favor German giants. All European markets could get hammered in a panic, but stocks in the stronger countries stand a better chance of bouncing back months, or maybe years, later. Put it this way: Are European markets a screaming buy? Jansen says. No, right now its time to be cautious, time to be selective. Some questions and answers: Q: Which European countries are in better shape? Among the 17 countries that use the euro currency, Germany is an outlier. It has the largest economy in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world. But its not just Germanys size that sets it apart. Key measures of the German economy make it look as if the country broke away from the continent. Unemployment across the euro countries has hit 10.9 percent, with Spain and Greece above 20 percent. Eight of them are in recession. Borrowing costs for deeply indebted countries hover near what economists consider unsustainable levels. Spain and Italy have to pay slightly less than 6 percent to borrow for 10 years. By contrast, Germanys unemployment rate is 6.8 percent. Economists expect the economy to expand nearly 1 percent this year. And Germany is a bond-market darling, borrowing for 10 years at just 1.5 percent. Sean Lynch, Wells Fargos global investment strategist, says his firm is leery of European stocks, except when it comes to Germany. In money managerspeak, Wells Fargos stock funds are underweight Europe, but overweight Germany. We need to stop thinking of Europe as one entity, Lynch says. We like Germany. Countries in the northern part of Europe seem to be on much better footing. He mentions Sweden and Norway, which dont use the euro. Q: But companies in Germany sell to customers in Portugal, Spain and other shrinking economies. Isnt everyone on the same troubled ship here? German companies do depend on customers elsewhere in Europe. Thats why the next step for bargain-hunters is to find those companies in stable European countries that lean on customers in faster-growing markets across Asia and Africa or even the U.S. For some money managers, German car makers fit the bill. Volkswagen, for instance, sold a record 8 million cars last year, vaulting to the No. 2 spot worldwide, behind General Motors. German drivers bought one of every four Volkswagens, but drivers in South America and Asia bought slightly more. Sales to India doubled. And VW stock has a 2.4 percent dividend yield. RidgeWorth Investments international equity fund has 14 percent of its money in German stocks, including Volkswagen and Adidas. Chad Deakins, the manager, likes Adidas for its farreaching customer base. The company sells nearly a quarter of its shoes and clothes to the U.S. and Canada, and another 10 percent each go to Latin America and China. At the end of March, the RidgeWorth fund held stocks from across Europe but nothing from the hardest-hit countries, Greece, Portugal and Ireland. It had 12 percent of its fund in France and 4 percent in Sweden. Theres not going to be a quick fix to Europe, Deakins says. For value investors, its a game of patience. You buy high-quality companies and wait it out. Q: So the idea is that you buy and hold until things clear up. When will that be? Good question. By the looks of it, not anytime soon. Daily news has alternated between reassuring and worrying. Spain nationalized Bankia, one of the countrys largest banks. Some cheered the move, while others warned it could burden the government with more debt. An election last weekend in Greece gave no political party enough votes to form a government, fueling speculation that Greece would miss a debt payment and maybe drop the euro currency. An election in France brought in a president who had pledged to scale back budget-cutting efforts across Europe and push for economic growth. How long until its over? An informal poll of five money managers yielded results from I wouldnt try to guess to Who knows? Jansen of ING says that the crisis could go on for 10 years. Q: Why should I care? Im not invested in Europe. Not so. Its safe to say that if you own a stock fund, youre exposed to Europe. One vehicle of choice for 401(k) investors is the Standard & Poors 500 index, a collection of large, publicly traded U.S. corporations. S&P estimates that the 500 companies in the index get 14 percent of their revenue from Europe. Overall, nearly half of revenue comes from abroad. Some well-known U.S. companies lean heavily on Europe, according to data from Howard Silverblatt, S&Ps senior index analyst. McDonalds and Kraft Foods get roughly a third of revenue from Europe. For health care behemoths Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, the region counts for a quarter. Q: So whats the lesson there? Im not supposed to sell my S&P fund, right? Thats the bad news about the troubled ship of Europe: Were on it, too. Associated PressGerman Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble addresses the audience Wednesday during the 15th WDR Europa Forum at the European Pa rliament in Brussels, Belgium. WHERES THE CHAMBER CONNECTION? Due to technical difficulties, information for the weekly Chamber Connection page was not available by press time for the Chronicles Business section. Use your smartphone to scan the QR code. It will take you to the Citrus County Chamber of Commerces Facebook page. Visit the page at http://www.facebook.com/CitrusChamber. Visit the website at www.citruscountychamber.com. Associated PressTwo workers chat Feb. 8 inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook stock is expected to begin trading publicly on May 18. Market pros and average investors alike are sizing up the companys strengths and weaknesses. The key question: Can Facebook parlay its vast legions of users into huge profits, as Google did following its 2004 initial public offering? FACEBOOKContinued from Page D1

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D4SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE BUSINESS A black mark for survivor of financial crisis PALLAVIGOGOI AP Business WriterNEW YORK The reputation that Jamie Dimon honed for decades on Wall Street has been severely damaged in a matter of days. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was the protg of banking industry legend Sanford Weill. In the early 2000s, he took over Bank One, an institution few believed was fixable, and restored it to a profit. And in 2008 and 2009, at JPMorgan Chase, Dimon built a fortress strong enough to stay profitable during the financial crisis. His zeal for cost-cutting and perceived mastery of risk did more than keep JPMorgan strong enough to bail out two failing competitors, Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. It gave him a kind of street cred during the post-crisis years, when he lashed out at regulators who sought to rein in banks, and Occupy Wall Street protesters who raged against them. Now all that is on the line. Dimon had to face stock analysts and reporters Thursday and confess to a flawed, complex, poorly reviewed, poorly executed and poorly monitored trading strategy that lost a surprise $2 billion. The revelation caused traders to shave almost 10 percent off JPMorgans stock price the following day and brought a shower of complaints from industry observers and lawmakers who said banks need tighter scrutiny. Making the black eye worse for Dimon, the loss came in derivatives trading, the complex financial maneuvering that on a much greater scale led to large losses and dissolved banks during the financial crisis. Dimon staked so much of his reputation on creating this perception of being the ultimate, infallible risk manager, said Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund who is now a professor at MIT. And along comes this huge mistake. Dimon, 56, grew up in the Queens borough of New York City, the grandson of a Greek immigrant. His father was a stockbroker who worked for many years at Merrill Lynch. After college and business school, Dimon turned down an offer from the venerable investment bank Goldman Sachs. Weill had been Dimons fathers boss at a previous job and recruited the younger Dimon to American Express. Weill became Dimons mentor. When Weill left American Express in 1986, Dimon followed him to Commercial Credit Co., a sleepy finance firm that catered to middle-class clients. Weill went on to buy a host of companies, including Smith Barney and Travelers, and Dimon led some of those divisions. The empire-building culminated when Travelers merged with Citicorp to form Citigroup in 1998, the largest U.S. bank at that time. Dimon was the heir apparent but had started to clash with Weill. Weill was insecure about Dimons growing assertiveness, and Dimon often showed his temper in meetings. Weill fired Dimon in 1998. Dimon spent time reading biographies of statesmen and took up boxing lessons to let off steam. In 2000, he became CEO of Bank One, a Chicago bank that was losing money. By 2003, he had turned the bank around, and in 2004 it merged with JPMorgan Chase. Dimon became CEO of JPMorgan in 2006. By that time, Dimon had lived through several industry crises, including the savings and loan meltdown of the late 1980s, a Russian debt default in 1998 and the dot-com stock bust of the early 2000s. Dimon was not the man responsible for any of those, of course, as he is for the $2 billion error. His admission of the mistake this week left some analysts asking whether his grip is slipping, and the banks more than $2 trillion in assets have become too big for him to manage. More likely, some other analysts said, it is a statement about how, three and a half years after the crisis, banks still conduct impossibly complex trades that are difficult to track. If even Jamie gets it wrong managing a $2 trillion bank, what does it say about banks where management is far inferior? said Mike Mayo, a bank analyst at the brokerage CLSA and author of the book Exile on Wall Street. Just a few weeks ago, while answering questions from stock analysts, Dimon dismissed media reports of big market-moving trades by JPMorgan as a complete tempest in a teapot. He admitted Thursday that he should have been paying better attention. Asked to what, he first said trading losses then said, There was some stuff in the newspaper and a bunch of other stuff. Dimons signature trait has been cost-cutting, an attribute that helped the banks he led squirrel cash away. At Bank One, after finding out how many newspaper subscriptions the bank paid for, he is reported to have told an executive: Youre a businessman; pay for your own Wall Street Journal. That low tolerance for profligacy kept the banks he managed strong enough to weather any crisis. Now, Dimon says the trade that was conducted is so complex that the losses could easily get worse. JPMorgans $2 billion loss was caused by trades that were meant to hedge, or protect, the bank from trading losses that could occur in the investments of the banks corporate treasury. The amount of the loss was small for an institution of JPMorgans size it cleared $19 billion in profit last year but will hurt its second-quarter earnings and was an embarrassment. It rattled the industry, too. Other bank stocks fell as much as 4 percent Friday. It puts egg on our face, and we deserve any criticism we get, Dimon said at a hastily convened conference call with investors to reveal the losses. During the crisis in 2008, Dimon drew wide praise for keeping his bank healthy, including from President Barack Obama and billionaire investor Warren Buffett. One biographical book that was released soon after the financial crisis was titled Last Man Standing. In the years since, other Wall Street bankers and CEOs have cowered as the public backlash against bankers and their bonuses has grown. But Dimon, who made $23 million last year, according to an Associated Press calculation, used his stature to become the most outspoken banking CEO. He attacked any obstacle that came in his way or his companys especially regulations aimed at stopping banks from taking the kinds of risks that precipitated the financial crisis. Dimon viewed them as impediments to the banks ability to make a profit. He did not even spare the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, or one of his iconic predecessors, Paul Volcker. At times, his outspokenness took on a swagger that raised eyebrows. At a public forum last year, Dimon pointedly challenged Bernanke to defend his regulatory drive, which he said was going to slow down the U.S. economic recovery. Earlier this year, Dimon said in a Fox Business Network interview: Paul Volcker, by his own admission, has said he doesnt understand capital markets. ... He has proven that to me. One of the most respected Fed chiefs, Volcker has championed a law that restricts banks from trading with their own money. Since Thursday, Dimon has contended the trades in question were meant to manage the banks financial risk, not turn a profit, and thus would not be subject to the so-called Volcker rule. Outside analysts have been more skeptical, and the mistake has breathed energy into the push to toughen financial regulations. Dimon did say he should have been paying closer attention. We know we were sloppy. We know we were stupid. We know there was bad judgment, he told NBC News on Friday in an interview to air Sunday on Meet the Press. He said he did not know whether laws had been broken and invited regulators to look into the matter. But we intend to fix it and learn from it and be a better company when its done, he added. Most analysts gave Dimon kudos for coming clean on the trading loss, but few disagreed his reputation had taken a severe hit. Said Nancy Bush, longtime bank analyst at NAB research, and contributing editor at SNL Financial: Jamie certainly cannot be standard-bearer for the banking industry anymore. Associated PressFrom left, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein; JPMorgan Chase & Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon; Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack and Bank of America Corporation Chief Executive Officer and President Brian Moynihan, testify Jan. 13, 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Dimon had to face stock analysts and reporters Thursday and confess to a flawed, complex, poorly reviewed, poorly executed and poorly monitored trading strategy that lost a surprise $2 billion. get daily hot job alerts, tips, and information about free workshops and clinics. Because we recognize the importance of this hire education, were providing job placement services at Withlacoochee Technical Institute and will soon have similar services at the College of Central Florida. In addition, in partnership with CF, we recently held a successful Career Fair at the colleges Lecanto campus with plans to hold another in the fall. Of course, employability skills can only go so far. According to a study released in January by Georgetown Universitys Center on Education and the Workforce, recent college graduates with bachelors degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, ranging from 9.4 percent for those with undergraduate degrees in the humanities to 11.1 percent for the arts and 13.9 percent for degrees in architecture. Based on 2009 and 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Community Survey, the analysis indicates the recent college graduates with the lowest rates of unemployment had degrees in health (5.4 percent), education (5.4 percent), and agriculture and natural resources (7 percent). Those with business and engineering degrees also fared relatively well. Employers often tell us they have the jobs, but cant find workers with the skills they need. So what skill gaps do our workers recent graduates and general job seekers have that need to be closed before they can land a job? Right now, Workforce Connection is collaborating with economic development and education partners throughout our region to identify industry sectors that are critical for each county in our region. Skills Gap forums will be held in each county in the next several weeks to identify desired skills and determine what gaps exist between employers needs and the qualifications of job applicants and recent graduates. Industries for the Skills Gap forums for Citrus County are manufacturing, business and financial services, and information technology. Regional industries include transportation, distribution and warehousing (including marine); healthcare; and agribusiness. Research and data analysis of regional high-growth opportunities include ports, aviation/aerospace, and value-added logistics. Ultimately, this effort will help Workforce Connection and our partners develop appropriate curricula, programs and services to meet changing workforce needs in our communities.Laura Byrnes, APR is a certified workforce professional and communications manager at Workforce Connection. Contact her at 352-291-9559 or 800434-5627, ext. 1234, or lbyrnes@clmworkforce.com. WORKFORCEContinued from Page D1 you will lose a tax deduction. If your income continues to be strong, that is definitely a loss. On the other hand, you are likely paying more in interest on the mortgage than you are earning in interest from the money that is currently invested. The big question here is how much that cheap mortgage interest is going to be worth to you if investment income increases in the next few years, as most of us expect it to do. If you have a high interest rate on your mortgage and you cant get a cheaper rate, I would keep the mortgage in place, take the tax deduction and to some degree gamble that interest rates, not on the mortgage but on investments, will increase in the next few years and then you will be the beneficiary. Not a bad position to be in. DEAR BRUCE: I recently ordered two items from the dollar menu of a national hamburger franchise. Our state sales tax in Pennsylvania is 6 percent, bringing the total to $2.12. The server then asked if I would like to contribute $1 to their charity, and I gladly agreed to do so. When he adjusted the bill, however, the total came to $3.18 rather than $3.12, meaning sales tax was added to my donation. I questioned not one, but two separate servers. Both stated they did not know why sales tax was charged to my donation, but that all the donations were processed the same way. Is our state now charging sales tax on charitable donations, or was this a glitch in the restaurants ordertaking software? T.C. in Pennsylvania DEAR T.C.: You are astute to observe the extra 6 cents you paid, and its clear that contributions are not taxable. When the software was put into the register, there probably was no anticipation of collecting for a charity. The likelihood is the 6 percent goes off to the state, and that is the end of the story. I cant imagine theres any benefit to the restaurant. If you were so inclined, you could write to the franchise and point out transactions of this kind are being taxed and should not be, and that the software for the registers needs to be adjusted. For pitys sake, dont expect the high school kids behind the counter to even understand the question, let alone know the answer. DEAR BRUCE: I read your column in The Sierra Vista (Ariz.) Herald. I enjoy it very much and find it generally informative. But I would like to comment on two things Ive read in your column in the past few weeks. The first point: After living outside the United States for more than 25 years, when I returned in 1983 and applied for a credit card, I was denied. The reason was that I had been declared dead by the U.S. military in 1967 (no reason to explain the whole story of why). In any case, I went to my bank and bought a secured credit card for $500. I bought things and paid them off in a timely manner, and lo and behold, after a short time, I started receiving offers from every bank and its brother that suddenly wanted to issue me a credit card. Now I have more credit cards than Ill ever need, and I have a credit score of 832. Next point: There is a truly free website where you can check your credit score every day, if you so desire. Ive signed up and used it for six or seven months and have never paid a penny for the service, have never been asked for any payment and have never committed to do anything. The website is www.credit karma.com. I recommend giving it a try. J.W. in Arizona DEAR J.W.: Thank you for your informative letter. In my opinion, you handled this extremely well. The idea of being denied for no credit is even worse than having bad credit. Since you had been declared dead in 1967, I can understand why the computer would be baffled. In any event, youre off and running. Send questions to bruce@brucewilliams.com or to Smart Money, P.O. Box 7150, Hudson, FL 34674. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided. The Bruce Williams Radio Show c an now be heard 24/7 via iTunes and at www.taeradio.com. MONEYContinued from Page D1 Since Thursday, Dimon has contended the trades in question were meant to manage the banks financial risk, not turn a profit.

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Associated PressBEIJING Chinas central bank announced Saturday a reduction in the amount of reserves that banks must hold in an effort to spur lending and revive a sharply flagging economy. The 0.5 percentage point cut in the banks required reserve by the Peoples Bank of China starting May 18 frees up billions of dollars for lending. It follows the release of statistics in the past week that showed the economy slowing more rapidly than economists and perhaps the government expected. A slowdown in China, the worlds secondlargest economy, threatens to ripple across the globe, which is already struggling to ward off continued economic weakness in Europe. China has been an engine of global growth in recent years, and its robust purchases of iron ore, raw materials and industrial components have buoyed economies from Australia and Brazil to Japan and Zambia. While the government has been eager to steer growth from the torrid rates of the past decade to a more sustainable pace, a sharp slowdown would risk higher unemployment and lower revenues for already cash-strapped local governments. The slowdown also comes as most of the current leadership prepares to step aside for younger leaders. A once-a-decade event, the transition always sees the Communist Party on alert for signs of unrest that could challenge its authority. This years transition has been made bumpier by the unexpected purge of a powerful politician, raising speculation that leaders are too consumed with infighting to pay attention to the economy. A slew of economic data in recent days pointed to an economic deceleration. Lower growth in industrial production in April 9.3 percent from a year earlier but down 2.6 percentage points from March raised alarm bells as did electricity production which barely budged in April and which economists take as a proxy gauge of activity in a country where government statistics are not always considered accurate. The rate cut announced Saturday is the third for the required reserve ratio since November. Associated PressA currency trader contemplates Friday at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreas Kospi lost 1.3 percent at 1,919.20 as Asian stock markets were lower Friday amid investor concern that economies in the U.S. and China may grow less than previously expected.BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 D5 Classifieds ClassifiedsClassifieds In Print and Online All The Time! 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CCC057537Free Written Estimate Crystal River563-0411Inverness726-8917 www.aaaroofingfl.homestead.com $100 OFFAny Re-RoofMust present coupon at time contract is signed REMODELING Kitchens/Baths Additions/Garages Dryer Vent Cleaning Insurance Inspections Repairs 20 10 20 10 352-628-2291www.BeautifulResultsNow.com14 Years000BAT6 WILL CONSTRUCTION352-628-2291 PREVENT FIRE! 000BAWSDR YER VENT CLEANING$ 9 0 $ 90W o r k e r s C o m p / L i a b i l i t y I n s W o r k e r s C o m p / L i a b i l i t y I n s Workers Comp/Liability Ins.PreventDryerFiresNow.com 0 0 0 B B 9 8 HANDYMANRons Affordable Handyman Services All Home Repairs Small Carpentry Fencing Screening Clean Dryer Vents Affordable & Dependable Experience lifelong 352-344-0905 cell: 400-1722 000BD07STONES & MULCHDecorative Mulch & StonesTop SoilDELIVERY AVAILABLE6658 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429WE HAVE SPECIAL PRICES AVAILABLE!(352) 302-6436 NEWLOCATION!! COMPUTER SERVICES 352-794-33841929 N.W. U.S. Hwy. 19 Crystal River, FL 34428 Laptop & Desktop Sales and Services Virus Removal 15% OFFwith ad000BDUE $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $795 GARAGE SCREEN DOORSOPTIONALSCREEN CHOICES.CRC058138000BFU6465-46291 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R GARAGE SCREEN DOOR Acrylic & Glass WINDOWS Custom made for your screen room Starting at* **Installation may vary. POOLS/PAVERSLic. & Insured CPC1456565352-400-3188YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALISTBuild your new pool now and be ready for next summer!Refinish your pool during the cooler months.000BEPN Copes Pool & PaversCOPES POOL AND PAVER LLC Tree Service All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 DOUBLE J Tree Serv. Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 KINGs Land Clearing & Tr ee Serv complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo& tractor work 32 yrs. exp. (352) 220-9819 R WRIGHT Tree Service Tree removal & trimming. Ins. & Lic.# 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS TreeServ Trim, Shape & Remove Lic/Ins Free Est. 352-628-2825 Stump Grinding$30 + $30 per hr.Call Steve 352-270-6800 Water 344-2556, Richard WATER PUMP SERVICE & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Window Cleaning Window Cleaning 352-726-8077 Sprinklers/ Irrigation SPRINKLER JOES Complete Sys. Check $25, Landscape Design 352-212-2596 Tree Service A TREE SURGEONLic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est.(352)860-1452 DAVIDS TREE SERVICE (352) 302-5641 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Painting CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 ABC Painting & Handyman Services, Low rates Free Est. Dale 352-586-8129 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 Pressure Cleaning CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 ABC Painting & Handy an Services, low rates Free Est Dale 352-586-8129 Pic PICARDS Pressure Cleaning & Painting352-341-3300 Services Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Landscaping RIVENBARK LAWN & LANDSCAPE. Best Prices in town for all your lawn care needs!! (352) 464-3566 SPRINKLER JOES Complete Sys. Check $25, Landscape Design 352-212-2596 Lawn Care A + LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING Affordable & Reliable (352) 228-0421 All n Lawncareproperty maintence Full serv$55/mo.lic/ins Rick 352-201-5193 Charlie 352-634-1070 JUSTIN LAWN CAREHedge & Tree Trimming Lic. (352) 476-3985 Lawncare N More Floral City to Bev. Hills mow, trim haul $20 up (352) 726-9570 Lawn-Tree-Hedgetrim-mulch-haul-press cleaning, 352-220-6761 Lawnmower Repair ATYOUR HOMEMower, Parts Service & Repair.Visit our store@ 1332 SE Hy 19 220 4244 Moving/ Hauling A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, lawn maint. furn. & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 ALL OF CITRUS CLEAN UPS CLEAN OUTS Everything from A to Z 352-628-6790 Painting Chris Satchell Painting ASAP 30 yrs. Exp. Exc. Ref. Ins. 352-464-1397 Home/Office Cleaning MAIDS ON CALL Making Life Easier Monthly Specials CALL 352-726-8077 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Instruction Richard Gilewitzs Guitar student avail for beginner fingerstyle guitar lessons.Recession friendly rates, All ages ,(352) 613-3624 Kitchen & Bath The T ile Man Bathroom remodel Specializing in handicap. Lic/Ins. #2441. 352 634 1584 Landclearing/ Bushhogging All Tractor Work Service specializing in clean up Tree Removal, General prop. maint. 302-6955 AllAROUND TRACTORLandclearing,HaulingSite Prep,Driveways Lic/Ins 352 -795-5755 TRACTOR WORK$30 + $30 per hr.Call Steve 352-270-6800 Landscaping CURB APPEAL Yardscape, curbing, flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 Mainstr eet landscaping Co., Paver Patios, Pool Decks, Driveways, Sod, Irrigatin & plant Installation352 287 9896 Handyman Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Carpentry, Decks, Docks, Remodeling Yard Work, Pressure Wash, Home Repair. CBC 1253431 (352) 464-3748 Remodeling, Additions, Doors, Windows, Tile work. Lic.#CRC1330081 Free Est. (352)949-2292 Heating/AC AC & HEAT PUMPS FREE Estimate & 2nd Opinion, 10 yr. warr. on ALL Parts, Great prices, ALL the time. 352-400-4945 Lic #CAC027361 Home/Office Cleaning Citrus CleaningTeam Reasonable Rates. Stacy 527-2279 MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125 have vacuum will travel Electrical BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins.$5O.hr.EC0001303 352-302-2366 DUN-RITE Elect since / Free Est. licEC 13002699 352-726-2907 Fencing A 5 ST AR COMP ANY GO OWENS FENCING All Types. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 ROCKYS FENCING Free Est., Lic. & Ins., 352 422-7279 Gutters ALUMINUM STRUCTURES 5 & 6 Seamless Gutters Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. (352) 563-2977 Handyman 1 CALL & RELAX! 25 yrs exp in home repairs & remodel WE DO IT ALL! Lic. 37658. & Ins. Steve & Scott 352-476-2285 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 ABC Painting & Handyman Services. Low rates Free Est. Dale 352-586-8129 Af for dable Handyman FAST AFFORDABLE RELIABLE HOME REP AIRS % Guar. Free Est 352-257-9508 Concrete Bianchi Concrete inc.com ins.lic #2579 Driveways-PatiosSidewalks. Pool deck repair/stain 257-0078 CURB APPEAL/ Lic Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River rock reseals & repairs. 352 364-2120/410-7383 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, Staining, driveways, pool decks, Lic/Ins 352-527-1097 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs Tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 Dirt Service AllAROUND TRACTOR Landclearing,Hauling, Site Prep, Driveways. Lic. & Ins. 352-795-5755 Drywall COUNTYWIDE DRYWALL -25 ys exp lic2875. all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 Electrical #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. Plasma TV installed Lic.#5863 352-746-3777 ANNIES ELECTRIC Husband & Wife Team.(352) 341-5952 EC-13002696 CREATION ELECTRIC: Full service contractor. Residential & comm. specialist. Service changes, lrg or sm repairs, & more. Lic/Ins. EC13001722 352-427-4216. Appliance Repair SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Washer & Dryers, Free Pick Up 352-564-8179 Blinds Blind Factory by Joanne We custom make all types. Best prices anywhere! Hwy 44 & CR 491. 746-1998 Care For the Elderly LIC. & EXP. CNA Will Care For You Cook, Clean & Daily Needs (352) 249-7451 Carpentry/ Building ROGERS Construction All Construction sm jobs Free Est (352) 637-4373 CRC1326872 Canvas/ Awnings SHADY VIEW CANVASAwnings *Carports *Boat Tops & Covers upholst 352 613-2518 Clean Up/ Junk Removal THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Computers Computer Problems? Sr. Discount-In home service. John Warken (352) 503-4137 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Garage/ Yard Sales CITRUS SPRINGSFri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Pl CITRUS SPRINGSFri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Place Electric Lawn Mower $60 (352) 344-9502 GUN SHOWCrystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13,Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 Multi Family Yard/Moving SaleSat. May 12th, Sunday May 13th. 8387 N. MarinazzoTerrace. (Derosa Village) TOOLS OF ANY value, rods, reels, tackle, collectibles, hunt equip352 613-2944 Estate Sales LAKE PANASOFFKEE Huge Mothers Day Weekend Sale Sat,8 to 5, Sun 8 to 3 Everything Mom wants for Mothers Day is right herefrom kitchen appliances, pots, pans dishware, flatware living room furniture, dining room, bedroom furniture, bedding, curtains, like new clothing, collectibles, tools, toys, and a lady owned, very low mileage, garaged vintage 1984 Cadillac Sedan Deville. EVERYTHING MUST GO! LOCATED A COUPLE OF MILE OFF HWY 75 AT 2466 CR 444, Lake Panasoffkee Furniture PURPLE LEATHER RECLINER SOFA$115 Love Seat sofabedgreenstripe 250. White bar height table/4leather like chairs 200. phone 352-344-2833 Sofa & Love seatEarly American excellent cond. $350. obo (352) 726-8040 SQUARETABLE 36 Rugged Gray Formica Top Sturdy Steel Frame Like New $65 727-463-4411 Tan Recliner $125 2 Bar Stools $25 ea (352) 220-2715 TWO LARGE LAMPS Banana leaf pattern, 27 tall, 20 linen shades $50pr.QUEEN SZ DUVET w/pillows, sage green w/cream leaves inc. lining $50 obo (352) 586-0566 TWO LEATHER RECLINERS excellent condition $350ea. or 2 FOR $600 DINING ROOM solid wood table w/leaf 6 chairs $450 (352) 726-0673 VANITY/or MIRROR Like New Dark Wood Trim-41 1/2 wide x 37 1/2 tall. $85.00 352-382-4911 Garden/Lawn Supplies DixonRiding Mower0 turn, 51 deck, $1500 (352) 746-7357 New Steel Garden Wagon $100. (352) 341-4313 Plants Palm Tree Installation $250 352-287-9896 Rose of Sharon For Sale In Bloom Right Now At 1733 N. Croft Ave. Inverness 352-341-7780 Garage/ Yard Sales CITRUS SPRINGSFri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Pl Furniture Bunk Beds LIKE NEW/ MINT COND light oak wood, incls ladder bunkie boards & mattresss $250 (352) 586-8713 Childs Chest of Drawers, $35 end tables $10 ea.butcher block utility table $30. no calls before noon (352) 628-4766 Cocktail Table Ital. Prov. antique yell. w/fruitwood trim, glass top$100.(352) 489-0399 COMFORTS OF HOME USED FURNITURE www. comfortsofhomeused fur nitur e.com, 795-0121 Couch & love seat leather blend, tan$350 Stone base glass top dining table w/4 parson chrs $350 SMWs(352) 422-6329 Dark Pine Queen Bed, Suite, and Mattress, hutch, dresser, chest, night stand, like new $600. (352) 341-4313 DESK SECRETARYANTIQUE Dark wood 40 H x 28 Lx 17 D Has 3 curved drawers $65.obo 352-270-3909 DRESSERS (2) MED OAK Color 41 H x 38 W 30 H x 46 W Both have 4 drawers $20. each 352-270-3909 End Tables, Ital. Prov. antique yell w/drawers & fruitwood tops $100 pr.(352) 489-0399 Entertainment center/armoire light wood, 40x82 $250. (352) 382-1885 FOLDING BANQUET TABLE Wood Grain Top 6 Foot Long PreOwned $35 727-463-4411 Glass Top Dining Table 42x 72 2 pedestals, 6 chrs. hutch-chest on chest Fla Style $1600 (352) 382-1885 High End Quality Resale Fur nitur e & Accessories, SECOND TIME AROUND FURNITURE 2165 N. Lecanto Hwy. 270-8803 Light Tan Leather Couch & Love Seat and Rocker Recliner $500 (352) 270-7000 LOTS OF BEDS $100ea LOTS OF TVS $25 -$75 AND MORE (352) 634-0129 METALSTORAGE CABINET WITH LOCK AND KEY4 Roll-out Shelves 60x36x18 PreOwned $55 727-463-4411 Preowned Mattress Sets fromTwin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 Building Supplies WOOD FLOORING Med. Oak -Tongue & Groove Planks 3 x 3/8 New in box 25 sq ft $55 352-382-3650 Computers/ Video COMPUTER MONITOR 17 Flat Screen $25 727-463-4411 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Microsoft Scanner, NEW, NEVER USEDw/ PS and CD $8.00 (352) 382-3357 Machinery WILDKATSKID STEER GRAPPLE 72 Wildkat skid steer grapple/brush rake-good condition used very little $985.00 352-634-0457 Outdoor Furniture OUTDOOR DINING TABLE,4 CHAIRS AND CHAISE LOUNGE table 54x36oval putty pvc pipe, 4 matching chairs sling beige with green palm trees and matching chaise lounge. 5yrs old always been in enclosure. $175.00 352-489-9683 Furniture 2 DOOR COMMERCIAL METALSTORAGE CABINET 60x36x18 4 Shelves Door Lock and Key $65 727-463-4411 6 PC STANLEYBD SET king sz headbd, triple dresser, mirror, chest, 2 NS $625 Rattan dinette $250 cherry sofa table $65 (352)4194513 2-LAZBOYRECLINERS Red leather. Like new. $500.00 for the pair 352-257-5722 for details 36 ROUND CAFETERIA STYLETABLE Like New RuggedYellow Formica Top Sturdy Steel Pedestal $65 727-463-4411 Adjusta Magic 2 Twins Adjustable/massaging head/foot, like new $200 ea.(352) 637-6993 Arch Style Curio-Picture Display Stand 7ft High, 5ft wide, 16inch deep, 8 glass, 3 wood shelves, $60 (352) 564-9336 Brown Recliner $100 Green Recliner $75 (352) 220-2715 Office Furniture CORNER COMPUTER DESK Dark Oak Computer Desk with Hutch. Great Condition. $75. Call 352-586-7346 CORNER COMPUTER DESKS Like New 2 light oak computer desks. $50. each. Call 352-586-7346 DESK CHAIRS (4) Commercial PreOwned Dark Gray Fabric $25 each 727-463-4411 LATERALFILE CABINET 3 Drawer Commercial Metal PreOwned 40x36 $85 727-463-441 PREOWNED FILE CABINET 2 Drawer Lateral Commercial Metal Graphite Color $45 727-463-4411 Tools LITTLE GIANT LADDER -LIKE NEW! Use as extension ladder (11-19 feet) or stepladder (5-9 feet).Type 1A, extra heavy duty, rated 300# working load. Includes 2 work platforms. $195.00 352-270-9064 METALCUTTING BAND SAW Dayton Tradesman 26 metal cutting band saw w/stand model 3z360g works well $175.00 352-634-0457 TVs/Stereos AIWASTEREO SYSTEM WITH CD PLAYER, DUALCASSETTE & REMOTE CONTROL$95 352-613-0529 COLOR TVS Emerson 27 w/remote $100 obo Visio 32 HDMI PIP w/remote $250 obo (352) 586-0566 COLOR TVS Maxent 50 Plasma HDMI, TIP w/remote $525 obo, Magnavox 15 LCD w/remote $75 (352) 586-0566 Sonic 55 TV Wega 1080 I, Like new, exc cond.pd $2700 new, sell $300 obo.all papers included (352) 382-0165 Building Supplies ALUMINUM SCREEN PORCH PANELS Excellent condition, five panels, height 84 1/2, widths 108 1/2, 112 3/4, 122 1/2, 134, 136 1/4 and one 36 screen door Price $575.00 phone 352 408 9506 352 503 7114 Collectibles ILLINOIS POCKET WATCH, 15 jewels, 20% gold case w/chain, made in 1913.... $130. (352) 344-5283 Spas/Hottubs Working Hot tub for Sale, good cond. 5 ft x 7 ft $575 obo (352) 503-3787 Appliances ELECTRIC RANGE Whirlpool Glass top almond,self cleaning like new condition. Location Beverly Hills $225.00 (352)746-0842 RANGE, Elec. 30 WhirlpoolAlmond, 4 burner, self-cleaning oven, like new & X clean. $100 Avail 5/17. 352-637-1613 REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,Almond,33 Double Door w/ice & water. Good Condition. $175.Avail 5/23. 352-637-1613 side by side refrigerator freezer w/ ice maker/water $500 Kenmore Elite dryer $150 (352) 628-7633 SMITTYSAPPLIANCE REPAIR washers dryers,FREE pick up 352-564-8179 WASHERAND REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool Heavy Duty Washer, 5 years old, $100.00, RefrigeratorAmana, 1 1l/2 year old, Cream Color, $150.00 352-419-5830, call after 12:00 pm. WASHER great shape works perfect 100.00 WTI dennis @ 352-503-7365 Washergreat shape, white $100.(352) 400-6845 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable,clean, like new, excellent condition. Can deliver 352 263-7398 Office Furniture 2 DRAWER LATERAL FILE CABINETGraphite Color Commercial Metal New in Box with Key $75 727-463-4411 COMMERCIALDESK CHAIRS (2) PreOwned Fabric Covered Adjustable $45 727-463-4411 COMPUTER DESK FormicaTop 36x24 wih 2 Drawer File Cabinet Attached $25 727-463-4411 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NOW ENROLLINGFOR SPRING2012 CLASSES BARBER COSMETOLOGY F ACIAL FULL SPECIAL TY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/Nail Ext MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of BeautyNEW PORT RICHEY /SPRING HILL727-848-8415352-263-2744 Business Opportunities START NOW! OPEN A RED HOT DOLLAR. Dollar Plus, Mailbox, Discount Party & clothing, Teen store, Fitness Center from $51,900 WORLDWIDE! WWW .DRSS20.COM 800-518-3064 Antiques BABYJESUS PICTURE 19X22 HOLDING CROSS 85. Black Etagere 150. Black ornate etagere stand/bookcase $135. 352-344-2833 Collectibles Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 General Help Helpers for Aluminium Co.No exp. necc. will train, Clean Driver lic F/T work, contact office for application 352-382-1381 Potential to Generate $4000. to $20,000. or more a month with this activity No selling. Experience financial & time freedom. Call 352-445-1385 Financial Fr eedomW ay.info. SUMMER WORKGREAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/serv, will train, conditions apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP! 352-508-4577 Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Drive 4 Melton Top Pay & CSA Friendly Equip 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782www.me ltontruck.com/ drive Schools/ Instruction Attend College Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline .com NEED A NEWCAREER?2 WEEK PREP COURSES! EKG TECH $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475.taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119FB, twitter, you tube Trades/ Skills Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends Vets welcome 843-266-3731 ROOFING CREWS ONLY ExperiencedMust have Truck Tools & Equipment. Apply In PersonAAA ROOFINGCrystal River (352) 563-0411 Service Plumber & Exp. HelperNeeded, Valid DL, DFWP, Level 2 background check(352)726-5601 General Help *CALL NOW*Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUSTOMER RELA TIONS DEP AR TMENT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. call Michelle 352-436-4460 25 Driver Trainees Needed Now!at Schneider National Earn $800 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training! Job ready in 15 days! (888) 368-1964 CABLE TV TECHNICIANCandidate should possess strong technical ability in all areas of CATV. On-Call duty required and valid FL drivers license with good driving record. Please send resume and salary requirements to Citrus Chronicle 1624 N Meadowcrest Blind Box 1777P Crystal River Fl 34429 Established Lawn Care Co.seeking reliable person that can work independtly on their own to perform various jobs. Must have drivers lic. be drug free. prefer someone with pick up truck Call (352) 795-5117

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SUDAY,MAY13,2012D7 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS Fictitious Name Notices 345-0513 SUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: The Nest, F.O.O. #327 located at 9707 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, in the County of Citrus, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Crystal River,FL, this 1 day of May, 2012. /s/ Mark Sternal, Mgr. Fraternal Order Orioles, Nest 327, Crystal River, Florida, LLC May 13, 2012. Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 344-0513 SUCRN Elig. To Vote-Buhrman PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the following, at last known address: Anne M. Buhrman 13980 W. Sanddollar Ln Crystal River, FL 34429 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Inverness, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 352-341-6747. Susan Gill, Citrus County Supervisor of Elections 120 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida, 34450 May 13, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 342-0513 SUCRN 5/23 Sale-Personal Mini Storage-Dunnellon PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Personal Property of the following Tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Statutes, Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-806 and 83-807: PERSONAL MINI STORAGE-DUNNELLON UNIT #00237 CINDA S. SEIBERT#00009CHERYLYN MORGAN#00141RITA WILKINS #00163MARINDA GARRISON #00005 ASHLEY HIBBERT Contents may include kitchen, household items, bedding, luggage, toys, games, packed cartons, furniture, tools, clothing, trucks, cars, etc. Theres no Title for vehicles sold at Lien Sale. Owners reserve the right to Bid on Units. Line Sale to be held on the premisesMay 23, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be at the time of the sale only. Personal Mini Storage Dunnellon, 11955 N. Florida Ave., (Hwy. 41) Dunnellon, FL 34434 (352) 489-6878 May 6 and 13, 2012. Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices 346-0513 SUNCRN PUBLIC NOTICE The public is hereby notified that Citrus County Code Compliance will conduct its monthly Special Master Hearing on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 @ 9:00AM in the Lecanto Government Building, Multi purpose Room 166, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461, at which time and place any and all persons interested are invited to attend. The following case(s) will be heard by the Code Compliance Special Master; however cases may abate prior to hearing date. If you have questions, contact Code Compliance at (352) 527 5350. Aceto, Tony Frank & McCormack, Richard Wayne 9410 W Wisteria Ln, Crystal River, Fl 34429 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 2020; Failure to obtain a Development Order. To Wit: There was tree clearing done without a permit. Caldwell, Roxana 9214 N Greco Ter, Citrus Springs, Fl 34434 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk,debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: There is household trash and other junk and debris on the property. Carithers, Bernadette P. & Wilder, Joseph 10909 W Grybek Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk,debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal siteor sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above propertypursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Clothing, old stairs, furniture, mattresses, lumber and misc. junk. Carithers, Bernadette P. & Wilder, Joseph 10909 W Grybek Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 4420A; Accessory uses are not permitted on lots that do not contain a principal structure. Grow Land LLC **REPEAT VIOLATION** 641 E Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, Fl 34461 Violation of Land Development Code Section 7110; All signs except signs listed as exempt under Section 7210 of the Land Development Code shall require a sign permit. Jowers, Dana 7515 W Miss Maggie Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Failure to connect to an available sewage treatment utility within a specified period of time after receiving written notification of the utilitys availability, pursuant to Section 42 163 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Jowers, Dana **REPEAT VIOLATION** 7515 W Miss Maggie Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 All buildings served by on site potable water systems, except approved community water systems as defined in F.A.C. 62 550.200(7), developed under the provisions of law & administrative rules, must connect to & utilize potable water from a publicly owned or investor owned permitted central water system within 365 days after notification by the publicly owned or investor owned water system that such a system is available, pursuant to Section 42 39(b) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Manos, Deborah J.; Everhart, Nicholas J. & Everhart, Damian M. 5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, Fl 34429 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 2020; Failure to obtain a Development Order. To Wit: There is a paver patio built on the property without a Development Order (permit). Olson, Charles M. 1186 E Runnels Ln, Holder, Fl 34445 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk,debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recyclingsuch materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Household garbage, scrap metal, tires, old bicycles, household items, and huge amounts of miscellaneous junk. Olson, Charles M. 1186 E Runnels Ln, Holder, Fl 34445 It shall be a violation of this article for any person, firm or corp oration to keep, dump, store, place or deposit abandoned, unlicensed, inoperable, junked, disabled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused vehicles on any property, street, or highway; pursuant to Article IV Section 20 41 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Five (5) utility trailers, one (1) cargo trailer, two (2) pickup trucks, and one (1) boat. Schonbrun Trustee, Harvey 10524 E Patience Ln, Inverness, Fl 34450 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recyclingsuch materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Broken TVs, household garbage, metal, wooden, and plastic debris and other miscellaneous trash and debris. Sheppard, Gary W. & Deborah A. 564 N Gulf Ave, Crystal River, Fl 34429 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recyclingsuch materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: There is household trash, old tires, and other junk and debris on the property. Sheppard, Gary W. & Deborah A. 564 N Gulf Ave, Crystal River, Fl 34429 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 4444; Fences and Walls Standards; Paragraph F and G: Fences shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner, be of sound and sturdy construction, and maintained in a sound condition. In general, the design of fences shall be in keeping with neighborhood appearance. Fences shall beconstructed of commonly used materials such as chain link, masonry, or wood. Such materials as corrugated or sheet metal, or any scrap or offensive material shall not be permitted. In addition, fences in any residential district shall not contain any substance such as broken glass, spikes, barbs, nails, electronically charged wiring, or similar materials. To Wit: There is a fence on the property made of corrugated sheet metal. Staples, J.R. & Judie C. 9648 W River Cove Pl, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Failure to connect to an available sewage treatment utility within a specified period of time after receiving written notification of the utilitys availability, pursuant to Section 42 163 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Thomas, Ruth 6981 N Smith Ter, Holder, Fl 34445 All buildings served by on site potable water systems, except approved community water systems as defined inF.A.C. 62 550.200(7), developed under the provisions of law & administrative rules, must connect to & utilize potable water from a publicly owned or investor owned permitted central water system within 365 days after notification by the publicly owned or investor owned water system that such a system is available, pursuant to Section 42 39(b) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. Todd, Betty Rose 10123 N Alden Way, Citrus Springs, Fl 34434 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Broken furniture, household items, exercise equipment, broken lawn equipment, metal and plastic debris, and other miscellaneous trash and debris underneath an open carport and throughout the property in view from the public right of way. Two Ocean Funding Inc. 2615 E Venus St, Inverness, Fl 34453 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no morethan 48 hours for pick up and removal; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property, pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Multiple piles of household garbage. Valle, Thomas & Maribell 6539 W Rosedale Dr, Homosassa, Fl 34448 Violation of the Land Development Code Section 4453A; a commercial vehicle parked in a residential area. Wright, Russell J. 3624 E Delight St, Hernando, Fl 34442 It shall be unlawful for the owner or tenant of any land to permit, cause or have thereon any accumulation of junk, debris, rubbish and vegetative matter except for junk stored in enclosed litter receptacles or completely enclosed buildings; except for junk which will not fit into standard sized litter receptacles and which is set out for no more than 48 hours for pick up and r emoval; except for recyclable material stored in receptacles provided for recycling such materials; except junk stored in a lawfully established and maintained junk yard, garbage or waste disposal site or sanitary landfill; and except for accumulations of vegetative waste on agricultural lands on the above property,pursuant to Article III, Section 20 31(a) of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: Household garbage, broken car parts, broken lawn equipment, metal and plastic debris, and other miscellaneous trash and debris. Wright, Russell J. 3624 E Delight St, Hernando, Fl 34442 It shall be a violation of this article for any person, firm or corporation to keep, dump, store, place or deposit abandoned, unlicensed, inoperable, junked, disabled, wrecked, discarded or otherwise unused vehicles on any property, street, or highway; pursuant to Article IV Section 20 41 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances. To Wit: One (1) white two (2) door car with no visible tag or decal and appears to be inoperable in the front of the residence under an open carport. NOTE:If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code Compliance Special Master with respect to any matter considered at this public hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrators Office, Citrus County Court House, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450, phone: (352) 341 6560, at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD telephone (352)341 6580. MICHELE LIEBERMAN, SPECIAL MASTER CITRUS COUNTY CODE COMPLIANCE Published one (1) time in the Citrus County Chronicle Sunday, May 13, 2012 Classic Vehicles TC by Maserati,16 valve, 5spd, turbo, conv. hd top, 30k 1own,exc.cond$12,500 Call 352-220-3883 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 Trucks CHEVROLET Silverado, 47K mi, V8 auto, air, pwr. Win & DR 8ft bd, new tires $12,500 obo (352) 447-1244 CHEVY, Silverado LS, 1500, 2 WD, ext. cab. 5300 V8 eng. less than 17k mi. $16K obo 479-857-1347 Ford 02F150, Ext Cab, fair cond, runs good 166K mis. $6k obo 352-302-7204 FORD, F150 Lariat, super crew 5.4, 52K mi., Extras, hard roll top $18K Clean (352) 613-5240 FORD F250 Super Duty, 4 x 4, 6.0, Lariat Pkg. Off Rd. Pkg., Hard Bed Cover $21,500 (352) 586-8576 WE FINANCE Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Sport/Utility Vehicles 2010 FORD ESCAPECREAM PUFF, LOADED 14K miles, Lmtd Edition, Sunroof, Sync system, GPS + MP3, USB, Fancy Wheel Covers, Michelin Tires, Rear Hitch, Heated Leather Seats, Spcl side mirrors, Sirius Radio, Warranty $24,500 (352) 509-7533 Vans PLYMOUTH 97 VOYAGER V6 Must see to appreciate quality,1 owner, rct of maint & extras $2950 obo (352) 344-0445 ATVs Suziki 034WD.Vinson 500 auto.wench, 1100 mis, gar kept $2995 (352) 795-5609 697-1728 Motorcycles Harley 00Roadking Classic, all gear 17K miles 11K obo.(352) 489-0873 Harley Road King, black, lots of chrome & extras gar.kept $11,000 obo (352) 344-9810 Harley Davidson03, Super Road King, fuel inj. $48K up grades wreceipts, too much to list $8800 (727) 207-1619 HARLEY DAVIDSON08 Night Train, flat blk, 11,500 mis. lots of extras $14K obo Jeff (407) 712-0803 Harley Davidson 2011street glide, Xtras, ext. warranty, 2200. miles $19,500 (352) 465-3668 HONDA, 250 Rebel, 2K mi., and Extras $2,200 (352) 613-5240 KAWASAKI2006 Vulcan 1600 Nomad Excellent condition, well serviced. 14k miles. Newer tires and battery. Bike jack, Cycleshell, lots of accessories. Pix available. $5995 352-601-7460 KAWASKI 2010Vulcan 900 LT 1 owner, mint cond $$$$ in extras $6950 obo (352) 697-2760 MOTORCYCLE GEAR Boots, Helmets, Jackets Vest, Chaps, Gloves plus more 352-601-4722 PIAGGIO2008 Mp3 250 GREY, LOW MILEAGE, INCLUDES WOMENS JACKETS/HELM $4000 FIRM, ORIGINALLY$8600 (352)795-6952 EVENINGS SUZUKI, Boulevard C-50T, 1 owner, only 4K mi., $5,000 (352) 484-9853 Vehicles Wanted CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot LARRYSAUTO SALES, Hwy 19... 352 564-8333 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 KEEPyour used auto parts in Citrus Co. DalesAuto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ 352-628-4144 WE FINANCE Consignment USAconsignmentusa.or g WE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 Cars 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLESS 454/360HP, red, automatic, Price $5800 e-mail for pictures gauthy6@msn.com / 813-377-4590. AFFORDABLE AUTOS & VANS Everybody Rides $495 DOWN $49 PER WEEK BUY HERE PAY HERE..Lots of clean-safedependable rides. CALL DAN TODAY (352) 5 6 3 -1 9 0 2WE BUYS CARS DEAD OR ALIVE 1675 Suncoast Hwy. Homosassa Fl. BUICK, Le Sabre Custom, Leather, Canvas Top, Chrome pkg. New Tires, Loaded, Like New, 70K $7,950 (352) 634-3806 Camaro 97Z28, 97K mis. T-tops, exc cond. White with orang strips $8K ob o 352-302-7204 CHEVY, Impala, V6, auto, ice cold AC, non smokers 100K mi $8,500 (352) 726-3093 FORD, Mustang GT Convertible, fully loaded, 6 CD changer, 42,700 mi, $18,000 (352) 637-2244 FORD TAURUS 2001AUTO 75K, new tires, brakes $4200 o/b/o One owner 352-302-9217 LINCOLN LSE 2004V8, 110K hwy miles maint. rec avail. perfect shape $7500 (352) 344-1521 MERCEDES S420, blue book $11,500 sell $10K FIRM 1729 W. Gulf to lake Hwy, Lecanto MINI COOPER2003, Blue, Stick Shift 153K miles Good Cond. $5,500 (352) 270-7420 Mustang 03Red Convertible, 4K chrome rims, electrically loaded!! remote door locks, trunk, panic,cold air intake, edlbrock dual exh. 6 CD change 73K milesTMU, criuse 35mpg. auto. Cry Riv. NEW CAR $7200 may part trade cell (727) 207-1619 NISSAN Xterra, extra clean automatic,, nice tires, runs excel. $4,950. DLR. (352) 527-4251 SAND RAIL project $500. (352) 228-1897 WE FINANCE Consignment USAWE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Classic Vehicles CHEVROLET Camaro, Z28, Org. 9000 miles, Pristine show car frozen in time. Loaded black/black leather Flawless rare find! $13,450(352) 513-4257 CHEVY1955 4 Door Sedan good shape,$9,000 (352) 621-1207 CHEVY1980 El Camino, V8 eng. good cond. white, $6,700 (352) 795-4921 CHRYSLER SEBRING 98 RED CONVERTIBLE beautiful condition in and out, runs fine $5000 (352) 628-1723 Mercedes Benz 89560-SL 2 tops exc. cond 58K mis. gray/gray, top rack incl $12,500 (352) 527-8288 Boats Palm Beach 0216 50hp yamaha, alum tril, extras, exc cond. $5500(352) 563-5628 YACHTSMAN24 Pontoon 70 HP Ev. T/T, cust. trlr, bimini top, stored inside $3500 incls all gear (231) 852-0061 Recreation Vehicles GULF STREAM 0832 3 slides, rear. kit. K bed,50amp, like new extras $31,500 (352) 726-1906 HITCHHIKER II LS2008, 3 slides, excel cond. heat pump, deluxe pkg. too many extras to list $32,000. Dodge Truck also avail (636) 209-0308 Holiday Rambler ,38 7.5 gen.super slide, air lever, a/c susp. loaded call for details $41K (352) 746-9211 JAYCO 40 5th whl toy hauler, generator. slide, fuel staion $17,400. like new Truck Avail For Sale Local (502) 345-0285 NEWMAR, Northern Star 40 ft., fully loaded, Call for Details (352) 746-0524 Trail-Liteby Revision B+ LE, 23 self contained, too much to list. 33K mis $38,500(352) 419-6825 Campers/ Travel Trailers 36ft Diesel Motorhome Enjoy the quiet power, the air brakes, and air ride. 55K mi., -hardly broken in for a diesel Call Bill (352) 527-9867 for more details $84,500 GULF STREAM, Seahawk 5th Wheel, 30 ft. full slide, new tires, clean $7,500 obo 440-813-5334 412-629-3231 GULF STREAMCoach 25 ft. model 24RBL, slps upto 6 gas & elect appls & heat, shower/toliet $6,000 (352) 341-1714 HUNTING CAMPER15 good cond..$450. & 30 org.wood cabs lots of storage$1050.(352) 344-4670/220-1262 I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 KZ toyhauler,07 32 like new, full slide new tires, Owan Gen., gas tank, Lrg living area separate cargo $17,800. 352-795-2975 PROWLER, Lynx, 18ft, always covered. Full bath, tub, shower, couch, dinitte & upper youth bed. Stove, oven, dbl. sink, microwave, digital tv & antenna & DVD, Lots of storage, 4 new tires & canopy, bicycle rack. Real nice condition $4,500 (352) 422-1026 RV CRUISER, Fun Finder X, 18 x 9 bath w/ shower, & pull out awning much more $6,500 (352) 628-0554 SUNNYBROOK2005 36ft, 5th whl,2 slides, kg bed,like new,heated tks, 60 amp service oak cab $29k obo 352-382-3298 Auto Parts/ Accessories 4 Tires for ATV, Maxxis Radial Razor, Lug Tires 26 x 900RX14 $250 for Set. (352) 503-2460 leave message 1999 Dodge pickup, V-6 automatic, parts, $200(315) 466-2268 Bull Bar, Westin, like new, fits F Series Ford Truck w/ spare, $250 obo (352) 621-0522 WANTED ...Custom Rims for RWD Chevy 4x5, 15, 16, or 17 352-746-1443 Vehicles Wanted $$ CASH PAID $$ For Junk or Wrecked Cars/Trucks.$300 & UP $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 JUNK CARS -PAYING $300 AND UPCASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 AND UP FORANYFULLSIZE VEHICLE. NO TITLE REQUIRED* SAME DAY PICK UP. FREE TOWING. OPEN 7 DAYSA WEEK. 352-301-8888 Wanted to Buy TOOLS OF ANY value, rods, reels, tackle, collectibles, hunt equip352 613-2944 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition orSituation. 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(352) 897-4490 KITTENS & CATS MANYBREEDS All neutered, micro chip, tested, shots some declawed $85-$150 352-476-6832 Koi and Gold FishFOR SALE, Great Prices ALL SIZES.Call Jean(352) 634-1783 Olde English Bull Dog 6 mos, male, papers all shots, $1000 (352) 341-7732 352-613-3778 Shih-Tzu Pups, ACA. Lots of colors, Beverly Hills, FL(352)270-8827 www .aceof pup s.net SHORKIE PUPPY 14 mth old male shitzu/yorkie.black/white on belly $250. Karen (352)212-6934 Toy Poodle & Chihuahua 6 yr old males, neut. shots, hse trained, sleep in crates, must stay together $500 for both(352) 503-7270 Wanted to Buy.. small App or Paint kids safe, good in pasture w/other horses. Local number (863) 843-2495 Livestock Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. 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Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 General 4 Good Year Truck Tires 285 75 R 16, mounted on 8 lug Ford Factory Rims $295. (352) 628-5222 4 WHEELWALKER, DOLOMITE LEGACY-hand brakes & wheel locks, folds to carry, Ex., $45. 352-628-0033 24 GAL RUBBERMAID, Action Packer Storage Box New $15 (352) 382-1154 48 Qt. RUBBERMAID, Ice Chest, NEW $18 (352) 382-1154 1971 Baseball Card 200 different cards $50 (352) 344-9502 AIWASTEREO SYSTEM WITH CD PLAYER, DUALCASSETTE & REMOTE CONTROL$95 352-613-0529 AQUARIUM 25 GALLON HIGH INCLUDES STAND, LIGHT, FILTER & GRAVEL$75 352-613-0529 ARTISTS Studio supplies A-Z 100s of Items, some new, some used, a bargain bundle $500 (oil paints)(352) 527-8528 BBQ CHARBROIL GRILL Three burner w/side burner, Hot plate $75 (352) 586-0566 Boat, RV, CarStorageindoor $75. month (352) 637-1739 BRAFOR GM ENVOY CUSTOM FRONTEND COVER EXCELLENT CONDITION. $40.00 352-527-4319 CARGO CARRIER & RECEIVER BAR, HD 22X60 $90. Bar 29 W/5 dropdown. $80. 352-637-1613 CHILDS BIKE THATATTACHESTOADULT BIKE-Pathfinder, 20 wheel, blue, Ex+, $50. 352-628-0033 DOG KENNEL20IN WIDE BY36IN LENGTH $20 352-613-0529 General Ionics H20 Conditioner 99.99% pure H20 bio static filter used 6 mos $1,500. obo (352) 270-8743 GUN SHOWCrystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13,Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 HEAVYDUTYROLLING LADDER 6 Steps Hand & Guard Rails Excellent Use For RV and Boat Repair $95 727-463-4411 LARGE DANSFORTH DEEPSETBOATANCHOR-30lb, 36 height, 22 flute, 25 width, $75. 352-628-0033 LARGE DANSFORTH STANDARD BOATANCHOR-22lb, 31 shank, 19 flutes, 26-3/4 width, Ex., $50. 628-0033 LOTS OF THOMASThe Tank Engine toys, tracks & accesories!!!! $100.00 352-563-5206 MOTORCYCLE GEAR Boots, Helmets, Jackets Vest, Chaps, Gloves plus more 352-601-4722 NINTENDO DS/DSI GAMES VARIOUS (6) $15.00 EACH 352-563-5206 PENN DEEPSEAFISHING ROD & REEL340GTI Reel, Oceanmaster 6 heavy Rod, Ex+, $75. 628-0033 PETDOOR For small to med dog or cat. Adj to fit slider. Ex Condition-$65. Call 270-8475 PETDOOR Pet Door for med/large dog. Adjustable for sliding glass door. Ex Condition. -$95 Call 270-875 Popeye Video Slot Machine, w/ 500 tokens $325. Brown Hull Dishes, service for 12 w/ many extra serving dishes, $150 (352) 563-5634 Pressure Washerfor driveways, cars, etc. New $75 (352) 527-0004 REWARD FOR RECOVERYStolen 1995 Club Car taken overnight Thurs 5/10 from our carport in Homosassa. Light green paint, white top & rain cover, tinted windshield, & chrome hubcaps. 503-2527 SALMON FISH MOUNTnatural skin, 31 inches long, Ex., $50. 352-628-0033 SCAFFOLDING ALUMINUM like new, originally over 5k, will sell for $2500. please call for details (352) 344-2149 SPA-STATIONARY BIKE. Beautiful, brand new condition 4 person hot tub with cover, heater, therapeutic and bubble jets $850.00. Stationary bike $40.00. Good condition. 628-3865 STIHL CHAIN SAW D28AV WOOD BOSS $75 (352) 628-5222 Medical Equipment 2 Power Lift Chair/recliners, 1 med. burgundy $295. 1 Lg. mauve $350. both exc cond(352) 270-8475 Jet 3 Ultra power chair, excellent cond. $350 (352) 212-0386 Legend Pride Scooter, Runs Good $325. obo (352) 400-4947 (352) 226-6170 Coins 1 Roll Indian head pennies (50) $100 352-476-6885 1 Roll Liberty Nickels (40) $45.352-476-6885 10 Different Dates U.S. Proof Set all $100.352-476-6885 25 Rolls wheat cents all $50.352-476-6885 BUYING US COINS Top $$$$ Paid. WeAlso Buy Gold Jewelry BeatingALLWritten Offers. (352) 228-7676

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E12SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE 000BF3U 1645 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 Email: info@citruscounty.com www.citruscountycentury21.com SALES 352-726-6668 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 352-726-9010 SERVING CITRUS COUNT Y FOR OVER 37 YEARS. 20 20 10 10 20 20 10 10 OPEN SUND AY INVERNESS GOLF & CC AREA 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, pool home Large bedrooms w/large closets Open kitchen w/breakfast ba r Both a living and family room MLS #352104 ONLY $85,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 REDUCED!! INVERNESS HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS!!! 2 Baths and a garage Large kitchen with dining room Spacious living room Corner lot close to shopping MLS #352641 ONLY $63,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 WORK OR LIVE IN UNIQUE, VICTORIAN ERA HOMEZONED COMMERCIAL.. Circa 1890-1900 this is a wonderful place to call home or perfect venue for many business opportunities. Original wood & architectural features intact. 575 SF attached workshop to use or lease. Plenty of off-street parking. Located in area of Floral City as shown in National Register of Historic Places. Approved for B&B. MLS #355372 ASKING $168,900 Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com LOCATION, LOCATION C lose to schools, park, hospital, etc. 3/2/2, F la. room and enclosed porch, eat-in kitchen. L arge in town lot. C ity water & sewer make FHA/VA/USDA financing easy. N o HOA fees. RV pad in backyard. MLS #354106 $78,900 Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com BLDG. FOR SALE Boasting 5,000 sq. ft. Newer roof, 3 newer A/C units, commercial kitchen, over 2 acres land, paved parking. Can be many different uses. $225,000 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 to preview. Ask for file # 352415 WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE HENDERSON Price just reduced, owner wants an offer. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Built in 2004. Open floor plan, split bedrooms. $129,900 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 Ask for file # 352412 BRAND NEW *WATERFRONT* CONSTRUCTION! 2/2/2 + Den or could be 3rd bedroom. Located just outside of Inverness. Still time to pick all your colors. Bring the boat and enjoy FL living. Call Quade 352-302-7699 JUST LISTED *4 bed/2.5 bath/4 car garage* Pool home on 1 acre in Inverness. Gorgeous kitchen with new granite tops throughout the home. Cant be beat for $224,900! MLS #355309 Call Quade 352-302-7699 LAZY DAYS IN THE COUNTRY Down this lane youll find almost 4 acres with tall trees, rolling terrain, nice homes and mobiles, plus paved road to Hwy. 486 and wow, 2 blocks to the upscale areas of Citrus Hills! MLS #330080 $39,900 Ask for Marilyn Booth 637-4904 WOW! Come see this 4 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home in Inverness chain of lakes! Home has been well-maintained and has a ton of square footage RV parking, city water, split-plan with beautiful sun room overlooking water Call today for showing! Bring offers! $67,900 Call Mary Parsons 352-634-1273 A HORSE LOVERS DREAM 2007 4 Bedroom/3 bath home on 4.5 acres in the quiet, secluded Lake Estates area. Across from the Flying Eagle Preserve with its miles of horse trails. Fenced, 2-stall barn with feed/tack room. A must see! MLS #350606 $289,000 www.sellingcitruscountyflhomes.com Call Nancy Jenks 352-400-8072 LARGE, immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 2-car gar age home. Has an eat-in kitchen, a sc r een porch and 2 additional lots. MLS #35 5 22 5 ONL Y $7 4,000 www .CitrusCoun tySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 3 BR, 2 Bath on .6 ac r e Close to T own QUIET ar ea Sc r eened porch priv ate y ard Decor ators delight Handicap Mod MLS #35 2 1 35 $1 6 9,000 www .CitrusCoun tySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 BEVERL Y HILLS W arm & inviting well-k ept 2/1/1 home of fe rs an extr a large Florida room 1 6x30 unde r heat & air Hardw ood floors, beau tiful backy ard with shed for stor age. MLS #35 5 2 96 Call Lorraine ORegan 3 52-5 86-00 7 5 INVERNESS LANDINGS: 2/2/1, freshly painted inside, carpets cleaned, shows great, has community pool, waterfront dock for your boat, all this within city limits and the Withlacoochee Bike Trail. Great price for this villa. $45,900 Call Ruth Frederick 1-3 52-563-6866 W A TERFRONT DW mobile 3/2/2 CP on the Hernando lake chain. Yes, the water is low everywhere, but it will come back. Great location with central water and sewer. Comes furnished. $67,900 Call Ruth Frederick 1-3 52-563-6866 LECANT O Beau tiful large 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool home in immaculate mov e-in condition. Open floor p lan with eat-in kitchen. Beau tiful sc r eened-in pool (2 6x1 3) in pe r fect condition. Shed (2 0x1 2) with at t ached carpor t (2 0x1 4). P rope r ty is ov e r 1 ac r e and fully fenced $1 20,000 D a vid K ur tz C ell 9 54-3 83-8 7 86 Of fice 3 52-7 26-6668 3/2 1 9 90 MOBILE HOME close to the Withlacoochee Riv e r This home has roomy kitchen & a nook adjoining the living & dining ar eas. Maste r bath has dual sinks, garden tub, & w alk-in close t A newe r me t al roof cov e rs this 2 7x64 home (on r ent al lot) & your 1 2x2 4 sc r eened porch is the pe r fect p lace to t ak e in the br eeze in this 5 5 community Carpor t for your au to & shed to stor e your fishing poles. The only thing missing is you! $20,000 Call T err y R. Blanco 3 52-4 1 9-9252 HERNANDO 2.38 ac r es, 3/2, no r estrictions, no dues, r eady to mov e, close to best points of inte r est A C r ecently changed clean, bright amp le kitchen, nice maste r bedroom, par tially fenced for pe ts, horses, bring your R V boat tr aile r e tc. $5 9,900 Call Nilda Cano 1-3 52-2 7 0-0202 TURN-KEY PROPER T Y! 2/2/1 T ruly beau tiful, tw o bedroom, tw o bath home p lus family room, sc r eened room. P ella window s. Laminate flooring F encing Corne r lot Gourme t kitchen with oak cabine ts. Deeded access to lak e. MLS #353839 $1 29,900 Call D oris M iner for more info. 352-422-4628 DECORA T OR T OUCHES THROUGHOUT! GORG EOUS 3/2/2 F amily room and sc r eened lanai. Inside laundr y with front loade r T op-of-the-line carpe ting Mirror ed ba y window Beau tiful landscaping Ov e rsized f e n c e d backy ard O ak cabine ts. F ormal d i n i n g 1 ,984 sq. f t living Must see to enjoy! $1 33,900 Call D oris M iner for more info. 352-422-4628 HERNANDO: YOU CANT GO WRONG Y our own double lot with a 1 4x60 mobile 2/2 sp lit floor p lan with add-on family room, double carpor t fenced backy ard gr eat patio ar ea. Laundr y room and w orkshop, tw o sheds. $3 5,000 MLS 35 2 8 1 9 Deb Thompson 634-26 56 JUST REDUC ED! HOMEFRONT Section ESUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLEREALESTATEGUIDE INSIDESikorskis AtticPAGE E6ON THE COVER:SOAKING TUBS, E8HOME AND GARDEN:PROPER PRUNING, E5REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS ON THE COVER:SOAKING TUBS, E8HOME AND GARDEN:PROPER PRUNING, E5REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS The Sea Otter Woodworks Kyoto soaking tub, or ofuro, is made of fragrant Hinoki cypress.Woodentubs.com/Associated Press

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CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E11 E2SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Rent: Houses Unfurnished INVERNESSMove in Special 3/2 on water $595. f/l/s 352-400-1501 INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS2 bedroom. 1 bath. Attractive, clean 2/1/1 near hospital, schools, downtown. Lease. $700/mo. f/l/s. Jim 561 395 5735 LECANTOLovely 3/2 1 acre, nonsmoke$650.+ sec. Pets??352-746-6345 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3/2/1 352-464-6020 JADEMISSION.COM Waterfront Rentals HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 HERNANDOOlder 2/1 small house with dock & boat ramp detached garage $600. mo. (352) 362-5019 Homossassa 2/2nicely furnished MH on canal, dock, fenced yard, W/D,shed short/long term 1st/lst/sec $850 352-220-2077 INVERNESSEast Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rent or Sale BIG PINE ACRESMOBILE HOME PARK UNDER NEW MNGMT. 50+ COMMUNITY AVAILABLE NOW 3 Snglwides -1 Dblwd CALL 352-746-1189 CITRUS SPRINGSImmediate Possession Lease or Rent to Own 3/3/2, Custom Pool Home on acre $799. bkgrd Ck 352-489-3997 CRYSTAL RIVERfor sale/lease pur chase 3/2, fenced yd. water access, huge lanai remodeled, $875. mo 404-867-1501, Local CRYSTAL RIVEROffice/home 4/2, zoned commercial perfect for someone who needs office & home $895 rent /sell $99,50 Owner financing w/$10K dn. call Paul (352) 746-9585 Rooms For Rent CRYSTALRIVERClean House, cable, w/d, $115wkly/430mo. $120wkly/ 450mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 Seasonal Rental C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 Vacation Rentals CRYSTALRIVER1, 2 & 3 Bedrms Furn. & Unfurn. Like New Wkly, Mnth Yrly 352-302-1370 Real Estate For Sale ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot Fri May 25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE FARMS, LAND, COMMERCIAL UNIQUE & HISTORIC HOMES, SMALL TOWN COUNTRY LIFESTYLE OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LIFE IS BETTER WITH A PORCHwww. crosslandrealty.com (352) 726-6644 Crossland Realty Inc. PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Real Estate For Sale Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Auctions Estates ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot, Fri May25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 Open House OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 12-4pm 4/3/3 Pool Home 1276 Tacoma St. HERNANDO Commercial Real Estate ACT FAST!2 Homes $199K!Built -Prior Model Park! Ideal for Home & Business Realty Connect T. Paduano/Broker (352) 212-1446 Beverly Hills Homes Oakwood Village 820 Sunset Strip 3/2/1, 1747 sf. New kit./ baths, flooring, paint, in/out. Pix/Info gcjcinc.com $79,900 (352) 527-1239 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3/2/1 352-464-6020 JADEMISSION.COM Lecanto Homes Timberlane Estates Pool Home w/ 3/2/2 1 Acre, Fenced, Needs some TLC, possible owner finance $125,000 (352)795-6024 Inverness Homes 2/2/1 VillaWhispering Pines,new carpet, paint & tile, will sell furn or unf. $69,900 (352) 726-8712 For Sale By Owner $105,000, 4/3/2, Pool Home, 3,400 sf totalOPEN HOUSESat. May 19th 12-3P (352) 726-3798 HIGHLANDSLrg.2/2-4 car garage pool, game room, mud room, on triple lot fenced. price to sell $65,500(352) 564-4598 Inver/Highlands.Large 1 Family -2.8 acs fenced, 2700 sq ft U/A 4 BR 3 BA, 16x34 pool, costly updates Under contract for $250K, taking too long to closewill accept less if you offer quick closing 352-419-7017 OPEN HOUSE Sat. 12 & Sun. 13, 12-5 6094 E. Loring Lane 2/1/1 Move In Ready, w/ 2 Additional Lots, $58,500. (352)697-2884 Crystal River Homes 1185 Country Club Road 3 bedroom. 1 bath. $105,000 obo 352-228-9691 AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE Homosassa Homes AUTOMATED Home Info 24/7 CALL 637 2828 and enter the house number REALTY ONE Homosassa/Riverhaven On water, Grand canal 3BR, 2+BA, 2+ CG Formal. Living Rm. Formal Din. Rm., Lanai front & rear. River View Room. Dock, many Upgrades, $243,900 Call 352-628-9647 or 727-647-2372 Sugarmill Woods Buying or Selling REAL ESTATE,Let Me Work For You!BETTY HUNT,REALTOR ERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc.352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts homes.com. Citrus County Homes Best Time To Buy! I have lease options, owner financing Waterfront and foreclosures call Phyllis Strickland (352) 613-3503 TROPIC SHORES REALTY. HOLDER3/2/2 blk/stucco home w/enclosed lanai. 1350 sf. near clubhouse w/pool & recreation, beautiful oaks & mature Citrus trees $84K,352-603-2202 Michele Rose, Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515 Out of Town Real Estate Cashiers NC, 2 BR, 1BA, Cabin on 2 Acres Updated, private rd. private well, approx. 4K elevation. $170.000, 352-341-0336 Cell, 352-586-8946 Get Results in the homefront classifieds! Waterfront Homes FREE foreclosure and short sale lists Office Open 7 Days a Week Lisa VanDeboe Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com Vacant Property CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond,ATV trails Price Reduced 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Citrus County Land FLORALCITY1.33 acre nice lot on dead end.Have survey and clear title.listed 10k below county land value.Zoned rural residential.See at 8678 s greenhouse ter.$16500.o.b.o. 813-792-1355 Citrus County Land LOTS FOR SALE!6 Citrus Springs Lots Available, Owner Fin. or Cash Discounts Provided. GreatInvestment Opprty. 803-403-9555 803-403-9557 Levy County Land CABIN ON 40 ACRES Hunting recreational in Gulf Hammock Mgt.. Area, well, pond,ATV trails Price Reduced 352 795-2027/ 634-4745 Commercial Property 4.5 Acres on US Hwy 41 across from middle sch 4,000sf office/ warehouse $450,000 owner will finance PARSLEY REAL ESTATE 352-220-4355 Lots For Sale CHASSAHOWITZKADBL. LOT, chainlink fence, Make Offer 352-613-7302 or 352-613-4673 Get Results In The Homefront Classifieds! 2421 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills 527-7842 8375 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa 628-7800 1100 W. Main St., Inverness 637-6200 504 NE Hwy. 19, Crystal River 795-2441 www. REMAX .com www.NatureCoastRealEstate.com 000BFF6 REALTY ONE 1 Buyer calls exclusive 24/7 Info Line 637-2828 2 Buyer enters house number when prompted 3 Buyer listens to property presentation in English or Spanish 24/7 INFO LINE 637-2828 HERES HO W : E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! WOW FACTOR APPLIES! Splish Splash Large Heated Pool 3BR + Office Awesome Kitchen MBR w/2 Walk-Ins Gated w/Guard Clubhouse-Boatdock RV Stor./Lake Access KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! CONSIGNMENT SHOP!!! Great Location Plaza on Hwy. 491 Lg. Customer Base Opportunity for Growth Poss. Owner Fin. Great Visibility Started in 2010 Business Only KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! TEN BREATHTAKING ACRES!! 36x72 Barn/Wkshop DR & Office Gorgeous Master 2,570 SQ. FT. of Liv. Fam. Room w/FP Cooks Kitchen/Island Scrn. Lanai w/Hot Tub Fenced and Gated!! E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net E-MAIL: elliesutton@remax.net www.FloridaListingInfo.com MARTHA SATHER ( 352) 212-3929 Email: martha.sather@remax.net VIRTUAL TOURS at www.martha.sather.remax.com STEVE VARNADOE 795-2441 OR 795-9661 Email: stevevarnadoe@remax.net THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX THE KELLY / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX PETER & MARVIA KOROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net CHERYL LAMBERT 352-637-6200 Email: cheryllambert@remax.net 1995 Year Built 3/2/2 on .75 Acre Hardwood Floors Throughout Home Large Master Suites Split Floor Plan Security System Fully Enclosed Screen Room for Pool and More Close to Schools Must See!!! MLS #351402 $122,900 $122,900 $122,900 REDUCED!!!! KEVIN & KAREN CUNNINGHAM (352) 637-6200 Email: kcunningham@remax.net NEW ROOF! 1,55 9 sq. ft. of living. On 1/ 4 acre lot. Built in 197 9 this 2/2/2 with large living room has plenty of space for the family Come t ake a look at this home. $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 MLS #349945 2 4 / 7 I N F O L I N E ( 352) 637 -2828 E n t er h o u se #1 23 8 B ARB ARA MILLS (352) 637-6200 Email: barbarajmills@earthlink.net PRIV A CY ON ONE A CRE 3B R /2BA manufactured home with lots of bells and whistles. Fireplace, screen room, formal dining area plus eat-in kitc hen. Move-in condition. MLS #352390 $64,900 $64,900 $64,900 GAR Y AL TMAN (352) 795-2441 Email: gar y altman@r emax.net RICHARD VENTICINQUE (352) 795-2441 Email: richardv@remax.net www .citruscounty-florida-realestate.com GEILA gala ENGLISH 352-249-6961 Email: g.english@remax.net www .sellingcitruscountyhomes.com BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #4023 MLS #354557 $69,900 $69,900 $69,900 HERN ANDO (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #3742 MLS #354231 $189,500 $189,500 $189,500 C ITRUS SPRINGS (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #1990 MLS #354678 $310,000 $310,000 $310,000 PETER & MAR VIA K OROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 F urnished Doublewide 1 Acre Lot Near Boat Ramp 2B D/2BA w/3Car Det ac hed Garage/W orkshop Utility Shed w/ Elect Plus 3 0x5 0 Steel Carpor t 11985 N. GOLDEND ALE A VE. DUNNELL ON, FL 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352) 637 -2828 E n t er ho u s e # 1 1 98 5 MLS #353823 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 3B D/3BA Heated P ool 5.5 Acre Ranc h with F enced P addoc ks 4St all Barn Plus T ac k & F eed Rms. 2Car Att ac hed Garage & 1 Car Det ac hed Garage 4165 N. PONY DR. PINE RIDGE 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352) 637 -2828 E nt er h ou se #4 16 5 MLS #354505 $349,900 $349,900 $349,900 BRENTW OOD VILLA Immaculate Cambridge 2/2/2 All Ceramic T ile T hru Kitc hen W ood Cabinets & Corian Counters Deluxe Kitc hen Appliances Master Bath Dual Corian T op V anity Master Bedroom W alk-In Closet Large S creened Lanai Community Swim & Fitness Centers Community Golf Courses First Class Spa & Fine Dining MLS #352771 $155,000 $155,000 $155,000 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352) 637 -2828 E n ter h o u se #1 60 3 8011 FIELDST ONE DRIVE CITRUS SPRINGS 3B R /2BA/2C G Beautiful Kitc hen Great Room 18 in. Ceramic T ile in Living Area Newer Carpet & P aint Lots of Nice Upgrades 16x24 P atio F enced Bac kyard Move-In Ready MLS #353020 $105,900 $105,900 $105,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352) 637 -2828 E n ter h o u se #801 1 1823 S GLENEA GLE TERRA CE LECANT O Nice 3B R /2BA/2C G Home Florida Room S creened Lanai Area F enced Bac kyard 22x14 Det ac hed Garage/W orkshop V acant Lot Next to Home Included MLS #353836 $109,900 $109,900 $109,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E ( 352) 637 -2828 E nt er h ou se # 1 82 3 PINE RIDGE 3/2/2 solar heated pool home. Nice kitc hen w/breakfast b ar built-in wall oven & pantr y F ormal dining area, family room has built-in Murphy bed for extra company New central air and low utility bills. Lots of cabinets, closets and storage space throughout home. Large 24 X 3 0 det ac hed garage/workshop set up as a woodworking shop, central vac, heat & air MLS #355331 $189,900 $189,900 $189,900 4380 N. B UTTERNUT PINE RIDGE 3B D 2BA 2C G New Roof () Nice Curb Appeal Great Rm. + Den 2,035 S q. Ft. Living Lots of T ile 1.15 Acre Lot Next to D R A Lg. Lanai + 15x3 0 P ool MLS #353210 $173,000 $173,000 $173,000 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352) 6 3 7 -2828 E nt er h o u se #4 38 0 POOL HOME CHERYL NADAL (352) 302-3555 Email: cnadal@remax.net BIG REDUCTION on this roomy light and bright 200 4 Nobility 3/2 situated on a nicely manicured lot in a great little neighb orhood. Open, split floor plan with living/dining, large kitc hen, separate laundr y covered att ac hed carpor t. Hurr y before this is scooped up!! $53,500 $53,500 $53,500 MLS #351247 MOVE-IN READ Y 4074 N. INDIAN RIVER DR., ARBOR LAKES Best value in Fairview Estates that youll find!!! Everything updated in this 3,000+ Sq. Ft. of living space home. 3 BR, 3 BTH pool home w/hot tub spa. Spacious living room, wood floors, cherry cabinets in this island kitchen, gas fireplace, and many more upgrades! $299,900 $299,900 $299,900 MLS #355016 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E (352) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E n te r h ou se #4 07 4 FAIRVIEW E ST ATES ADORABLE HOMOSASSA HOME This modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath home shows like a model and has many nice features. Over 1,500 square feet of living area plus screened porch and 2-car garage. Convenient location near town on spacious lot. Bring us an offer, this is a short sale. Call anytime. REDUCED 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E (352) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E nter h ou se #5 43 0 $89,900 $89,900 $89,900 KELL Y GODD ARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTT ON 352-287-3997 Alr ead y! Ov er $2 million SOLD in 2012! OH SO NICE! H O M E W A R R ANT Y BRI C K R A N C HER Lovely Lg. M B R w/ Bath Cabinets Galore Inside Laundr y T asteful Neutral Decor Gutters/Sprinklers Updated Dim Shingles E-MAIL: elliesutton@r emax.net THE KELL Y / ELLIE TEAM @ RE/MAX LEC ANTO (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #2126 MLS #354398 $84,900 $84,900 $84,900 L UCY B ARNES (352) 634-2103 Email: lucybar nes@r emax.net V isual T our s: www .cr ystalri v erf l.com STUNNING W A TERFRONT BEA UTY with all the WOW factors.....near 3 Sisters Springs. A MUST SEE 3/2/2 with floating dock and separate boat lift 16k. $450,000 $450,000 $450,000

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Terra Vista welcomes MullenSue Mullen has joined the Terra Vista Realty Groups team of professional real estate agents. As a graduate of Crystal River High, her local roots run deep and she has an authentic love for the Nature Coast. She has 12 years of residential real estate experience in Citrus County with The Villages of Citrus Hills. Mullen, her husband Brad and their son, Ryan, are proud to call Citrus County home. In addition to spending time with family, she has a passion for cooking, especially Spanish cuisine, is an avid sports fan and enjoys time outdoors by a pool, on the rivers and on the beaches of Florida. She is fluent in Spanish, is involved with Central Citrus Little League and is a member of the Citrus County Board of Realtors. Terra Vista Realty Group operates out of The Villages of Citrus Hills Welcome Center, located at 2400 N. Terra Vista Blvd. in Hernando. Visit them online at www. TerraVistaRealtyGroup.com.ERA agents hit new milestoneERA American Realty & Investments is proud to announce the latest production level achieved by a team of its Inverness office agents for 2012. Karen and Gary Baxley have surpassed the $1 million mark in closed sales volume in 2012. ERA American Realty is proud to recognize the achievement of these fine real estate professionals. Karen and Gary Baxley can be reached at the Inverness office of ERA American Realty by calling 352-726-5855.RE/MAX agents climb the chartsThe associates and staff of RE/MAX Realty One are pleased to recognize two more associates who have passed the $1 million mark in sales volume recently. Tony Viggiano and Linda Barnes have each achieved this significant milestone. Tony is an agent in the Homosassa RE/MAX office on U.S. 19. Linda works in the Crystal River office. Both of these agents know the area well and are dedicated real estate professionals. The brokers of RE/MAX are proud to have them as part of their team in Citrus County. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E3 E10SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE For a Virtual Tour or Multiple Photos, www.FloridaShowcaseProperties.com 2011 Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities. An independently owned and operated brok er member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial company. Prudential, th e Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license. Equal Housing Opportunity. SERVING ALL OF CITRUS COUNTY 000BFA2 NEW LISTING 4311 W. Banner Cir. MLS #355399 $239,900 3000+ sq. ft. custom pool home on an acre. Brian Murray 352-212-5913 781 W. Starjasmine Pl. MLS #354323 $113,900 Bright 2/2/1 pool home. Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 2227 N. Brentwood Cir. MLS #352621 $124,900 Lovely 3/2/2 home; move-in condition w/tile walk areas. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 PINE RIDGE 1481 Pine Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 527-1820 CITRUS HILLS 20 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 746-0744 NEW LISTING 4815 W. Gypsum Dr. MLS #355299 $234,900 Magnificent horse property! 3/3/2 well maintained pool home. Teresa Boozer 352-634-0213 210 E. Glassboro Ct. 15-5a MLS #354463 $68,700 Totally furnished 2/2/ condo with carport. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 4650 N. Crestline Dr. MLS #353800 $111,900 Immaculate 2/2 w/all new paint. Dick Hildebrandt 352-586-0478 1787 W. Ivorywood Dr. MLS #348509 $163,000 Extra nice 3/2/2 w/detached 16x26 garage w/0ft wide door. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 783 E. Falconry Ct. MLS #354203 $234,900 Stunning 3/2/3 New 2012 Construction on the Meadows. Phil Phillips 352-302-3146 7092 W. Waycross Way MLS #354043 $106,900 3/2/2 home newer AC. PRICED TO SELL Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 2279 N. St. Lucie Pt. MLS #349694 $114,900 Exceptionally nice Meadowview duplex completely redone. Jane OGwynn 352-302-1926 2075 W. Melline Ln. MLS #355115 $189,000 Really A custom home priced at $66.00 a sq. ft. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 2274 N. Volusia Pt. MLS #353010 $92,000 PATIO VILLA, upgraded stove & ceiling fans w/lights. Florence Cleary 352-634-5523 PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING C i t r u s Citrus Springs Springs Pine Pine Ridge Ridge Pine Pine Ridge Ridge Meadowview Meadowview Timberlane Timberlane Estates Estates Citrus Citrus Hills Hills Greenbriar Greenbriar Oakwood Oakwood Village Village Brentwood Brentwood Laurel Laurel Ridge Ridge C i t r u s Citrus Springs Springs Meadowview Meadowview 352-476-7996 sellingcitrus@gmail.com www.sellingcitrus.com Mark Stone/Scott Bender Your HOME town Agents! 000BGCQ of Citrus County CITRUS HILLS POOL HOME Estate Sale 3/2/2 with Office on 1 Acre Curb Appeal Open Floor Plan Spacious Master Suite Terra Vista Membership MLS# 355041 $159,900 JUS T REDUCED M obile Homes F or Rent BIG PINE ACRESMOBILE HOME P ARK UNDER NEW MNGMT. 50+ COMMUNITY A V AILABLE NOW 3 Snglwides 1 Dblwd CALL 352-746-1189 C.R/Homosassa 1& 2 Br. furn, quiet park Util. incl. clean, shrt/long term 352 220-2077 CR YST AL RIVER3/2 1st/last/sec $525 per mo. Call for app. 352-628-1062 HOMOSASSA 2/1$550mo Near New super Wal-Mart, 55+ Park 352-464-3159 INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, & much more! 1 BR home $325 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $595. 1/1 furn. w/CH/A, on the water, $550. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 M obile Homes F or Sale BOOM!! New 3/2 Jacobsen home 5 yr. Warranty $2,650 down, Only $297.44/mo. Fixed rate! W.A.C, Come & view 352-621-9182 CR YST AL RIVER 2/2, 3133 N Holiday Dr Cry. River extr emely r easonable, owner finance $27K call 4 pm to 8pm (352) 564-8057 For Sale By Owner MH, 16 x 80, excel. cond., located on corner lot, acre +, lots of trees, corner of Rosedale and Corona Way, Homosassa Must See to appreciate. Priced to sell $37,500 (352) 364-3242 (478) 569-9685 M obile Homes F or Sale INVERNESS55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $3995 (352) 586-7962 NEED A NEW HOME? Over 30 homes on display. Bad credit O.K. I fiance anybody, good rates. Use your land as your down or trade anything of value, trade cars, boats, jewelery, guns, etc. Call forprivate interview 352-621-3807 After hours 352-613-0587 ONL Y $284.42 PER MONTHA New 2/2 Home On your lot, Only $500 down. This is a purchase W.A.C Call to See352-621-9181 Palm Harbor V illage Red T ag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go. New Homes Start @ $39,900. 800-622-2832 x 210 USED HOME/REPOS Doublewides fr om $8,500. Singwides fr om $3,500. New Inventory Daily 352-621-9183 W aterfront M obile F or Rent Homossassa 2/2nicely fur nished MH on canal, dock, fenced yar d, W/D,shed short/long ter m 1st/lst/sec $850 352-220-2077 W aterfront M obile F or Sale Lake Rousseau1/1, enclosedFlorida porch, tiled inside & out furnished $9500. very nice (352) 362-7681 M obile Homes and L and CR YST AL RIVER 4/2, on 5 Acres, 15 X 30 family room, w/wet bar fireplace. Reduced $139,500. (352) 465-8346 HERNANDO 2/2 DW On lot, with Shed & Deck See for yourself at 2562 N. Treasure Pt. $29,900 obo 352-464-0719 HOMOSASSA3/2, Fenced Y ar d, NEW Flooring, $5000 Down, $435 (352) 302-9217 Inglis Bar gain 5BR/2BA, Fully Furn. DW large eat-in Kit, opens to den w/ FP separate Liv./Din. on 1 Acre Lot, Near Goethe Forest. UrgentSale$22,500obo (407) 398-9759 M obile Homes In P ark 61 S. Atkins T err Lecanto V ery Nice 2 bedroom. 1 bath. Mobile Home in clean 55+ Park, This is in very good condition. Central Air And Heat. New refrigerator Mostly Furnished. $230 p ark rent. $7500 Neg. Please call 352-302-6586 CR YST AL RIVER VILLAGE 55+ A SUPER BUY 2/2/den 1457sq.ft 05 Hmof Merit, all appliances, carport, lg screen room, immaculate $39,900 (352)419-6926 HOMOSASSASBest Housing V alue Moder n homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $139/mo. $800.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park352 628-5977 Stonebr ook 2/2, 1,150 sf on cor ner lot, partially fur n., inclds lrg attached storage r m. New Roof, $14,000 (352) 563-5931 M obile Homes In P ark INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,900 352-476-4964 Inver ness Sr Park, 1984 Fleetwood 2/2 14 x 60, fully fur nished with everything, scr nd Fl. Rm., Shed w/ elec., r f over Cen Air ., gas heat & range, cent. isl. kitchen, W ash/Dry Used V ery Little Needs Nothing, very good condition $18,000 obo Call Doris Inver ness Park Resales 352-344-1002 STONEBROOK 55+2/2, totally remodeled, furnished, w/Washer & Dryer.... $5K (352) 634-1171 Stoneridge Landing 55+ Comm. Resales starting @$13,500 Financing avail 1-800-779-1226 (352) 637-1400 WESTWIND VILLAGE 55+ Park. Updated 2/2 DWs for sale. Reasonable (352) 628-2090 Real Es t ate F or Rent 835 NE Hwy 19 Crystal River, Fl (352) 795-0021 View our website C21NatureCoast.com CHASSAHOWITZKA3/2 Wtr fr ont DW $600. 3/2 Fur nished DW ., $600 A g ent (352) 382-1000 Real Es t ate F or Rent RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368000BFHF www .CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com BEVERLY HILL 61 S. Osceola St. . . . .$5502/1, Fenced Backyard3299 N. Maidencane Dr. $685 2/1.5/1, CharmingCRYSTAL RIVER 8560 W.Basilico St. . .$8503/2/2, Deck, Overlooking Yd. 1586 N. Endicott Pt. . .$13002/2/2, Furnished VillaHOMOSASSA 2021 S. Comforter Pt. .$6503/1/1, Cute and Comfortable 6519 S. Mason Creek .$11002/1, Furnished CottageINVERNESS/HERNANDO 3441 E. Chappel Ct. . .$6502/1/Carport, Close To Lake868 Prichard Island Rd. $825 2/2 w /Bonus Room CASTRO REAL TY and Pr operty Management Inc.333 N. Cr oft A venue Inver ness FL 34453352-341-4663 CITRUS COUNTY RENTALS1 4 BEDROOMS All Ar easCall For Details 352-341-4663 T weet T weet T weet Follow the Chronicle on www .twitter .com/ citruschroniclenews as it happens right at your finger tips Real Es t ate F or Rent J.W.MORTON REAL ESTATE, INC.1645 W. MAIN ST INVERNESS, FL 000BFIY Jennifer Fudge, PropertyManager Cheryl Scruggs, Realtor-Associate 352-726-9010 PropertyManagement3/2/2 Bay windows, covered lanai, pest control included . . . . . . . . . . $850 2/1.5/1 Lakefront . . . . . . $625 2/2/2 Lawncare included $800 2/1 Apartments . . . . . . . . starting at $450 INVERNESS FLORAL CITY 2/2/1 Waterfront . . . . $750 CALLING ALL OWNERS Need a Good Tenant?Bring us your vacant home and watch us work for you! BEVERLY HILLS 2/1.5/1 . . . . . . . . . $625 Apartments Furnished FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Apartments Unfurnished Alexander Real Estate (352) 795-6633 Crystal River Apts 2 BR/1 BA $375-$500 CR YST AL RIVER Lar ge, 2/2, clean, quiet, $575. mo., water incld 352-563-2114, 257-6461 CR YST AL RIVERLarge.2/1 incl water sewer W/D hook up $475 (352)212-9205 INVERNESS1/1 $400 2/1.. $500. near hosp352-422-2393 INVERNESS2/1, T ri-plex, Great Loc., clean & roomy no pet s $500.mo $300. Sec. 352-341-1847 Apartments Unfurnished V entura V illage Apartments3580 E. W ood Knoll Lane Her nando, FL 34442 (352) 637-6349 Now Accepting Applications Central H/A Storage;Carpet Laundry Facilities; On Site Mgmt Elderly (62+) Handicap/Disabled with or without childr en 1Bds $396 ; 2 Bds $ 436 TDD# 800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Pr ovider & Employer . Apartments INGLIS2/1, W/D, Clean, Quiet Part. Furn. $495/mo (352) 447-6016 Business Locations CR YST AL RIVERAppealing Pr ofessional Of fice Space for Rent 800 sf, down town, CR W of US 19 A vail. May 1 Furnishing A vailable (352) 422-6579 FLORAL CITYSTOREFRONT 1000 Sq Ft Ideal location, corner Hwy 41 & 48. $595 mo. 813-310-5391 Condos/Villa s F or Rent INVERNESS2/2/1 comm. pool comm. boat docks, $650 pr month (352) 201-8401 Duplex es F or Rent HOMOSASSA1/1 Non-smoker $425 Fst/Sec. Pets? 795-0207 Efficiencies/ Cottages HERNANDOAf for dable Rentals W at son s Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Rent al Houses CR YST AL RIVER1, 2 & 3 Bedrms Furn. & Unfurn. Like New Wkly, Mnth Yrly 352-302-1370 Rent: Houses Furnished INVERNESSEast Cove W ater fr ont, fur n., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Kristi BortzLet our pr operty mangement team help you with your short or long ter m r entals. See all our r entals in Citrus Co. www.plantation r entals.com 352-795-0782 or 866-795-0784 Rent: Houses Unfurnished Beverly Hills2bed, 1bath, C/H/A 1st Mo FREE $550/m (352) 422-7794 BEVERL Y HILLS 3/2/2 & 3/2/1 (352) 464-2514 Rent: Houses Unfurnished BEVERL Y HILLSMove in special! Immaculate2or 3BR, 1BA/1-car 1st, last, sec. $575 mo 352-400-1501 CITRUS SPRINGSRent to Own, New 3/2 Custom Built, All appls No Pets, Own. Fin. $850. mo. (352) 341-1365 (407) 739-2646 CR YST AL RIVER2/2 S p ac. Clean+Deluxe Plant ation golf view $790+dep .352-795-6282 CR YST AL RIVER3/1 Home WF $550 mo 352-228-0257/795-9633 DUNNELLON 3/2/2Rent to Own, Rent or Buy Fabulous Home Across City Beach 2 Fire Plces, wooden flrs www.rublesr entals.com (561) 575-1718 (561) 719-8787 HOMOSASSA2/2 Ranch. Appliances included. Above ground pool. Utilities not included. $800. sec. & first mo.. Call 352-476-3388 or 941-538-2452 HOMOSASSA3/1/1 on 1/4 acre, $650. 1st/lst/dp.352 628-9220 HOMOSASSARent to Own 3/1/1 very clean, ceramic tile carpet, dbl lot. $650.r ent. 1st lst sec. 813 908-5550 INVERNESS 2/2/1New p aint & flooring $695 mo. Inclds. trash, 352637-0765, 352-267-9941 Inver ness 3/2/2, flr m $475. f/l needs TLC, 1006 Princeton 352 419-7681 INVERNESS3/2/2,Highlands Starting @ $750. 3/2/2 w/pool. 352601-2615/201-9427 INVERNESSHighlands 3/2/2 Near Anna Jo Rd. By appt 786423-0478 or (352) 637-1 142 Real EstateDIGEST Sue MullenTerra Vista Realty Group. Karen and Gary BaxleyERA American Realty. Tony ViggianoRE/MAX Realty One. Linda BarnesRE/MAX Realty One. The Golden Girl WEEKS REALTY, 5 BEVERLY HILLS BLVD. 746-6700 Jason Gaffney Realtor 287-9022 302-3179 Jackie Gaffney Realtor A HOUSE S O L D Name! wesellrealestatefast@yahoo.com 000BFZV Happy Mothers Day From Jackie, John & Jason DIGEST PHOTOS Headshots of real estate agents and associates submitted for the Real Estate Digest are kept on file in the Chronicle Editorial Department. It is the responsibility of the individuals submitting news notes to ensure headshots have been sent to the newsroom, and to advise staff of any name changes. Photos need to be in sharp focus. Photos need to be in proper exposure: neither too light nor too dark. Photos submitted electronically should be in maximum-resolution JPEG (.jpg) format. E-mail headshots to go with the Real Estate Digest to newsdesk@chronicleonline.com, attn: HomeFront. Photos printed on home printers do not reproduce well; submit the digital image via disk or e-mail. 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Here are the steamy details on some options, and what you should consider before adding one to your home: Wooden tubs: Bill Finlay owns Sea Otter Woodworks in Haynes, Alaska. While hed been making outdoor hot tubs for a few years, he made his first ofuro at the request of a business associate, and that sparked an interest in perfecting the craft. I made a couple of fact-finding trips to Japan, then developed my own techniques, he says. Finlay makes the Hinoki Ofuro in a couple of sizes, suitable for one or two people. The material is an aromatic cypress native to Japan; the resin is bacteriaand rot-resistant and withstands humidity. The citrusy fragrance is a common aromatherapy component. Acrylic and composite tubs: Wykoff, N.J.-based bath designer Holly Rickert recently won an industry award for a design that incorporated an English soaking tub into a Japanese-style bath. One of her clients was of Japanese heritage, and had given her some brochures from Japanese hot spring spas. She placed the tub, Cabuchons curvy Pleasance Plus model, on a bed of river rocks in front of a window with forest views. My aim was to replicate the ofuro experience for her, says Rickert. Made of a proprietary solid composite called Ficore, Cabuchons tubs arent heavy. The maker says they retain heat better than most acrylics, dont chip and can be custom colored. Kohler makes the Greek acrylic soaking tub, a 4-foot-long, 23-inchdeep, one-person bath well-suited to a smaller bathroom. Kallistas Perfect Deep Soak bathtub has two raised corner seats at different heights. Metal tubs: Diamond Spas in Frederick, Colo., welds recycled copper and stainless steel into tubs that are lined with foam insulation, then buffed to a nice Old World finish. Like kitchen pans, the copper tubs can be left to develop a patina, or rendered shiny with a polishing compound. Soaking tubs arent as complicated to install as you might think. If youre putting in a smaller, oneor two-person tub, youll actually use less water than a conventional tub. But a four-person version can hold a lot of water close to 250 gallons, compared to around 50 for a conventional tub. So floor joists need to be able to hold the weight of the water, not just the tub. Also, make sure youll be able to get the tub sideways through doorways. Many tubs come with an overflow failsafe built in, but you should have a drain in the bathroom floor as well. The river rock bed is an attractive way to hide a draining floor system, but you can also tile the bathroom floor and install a drain. Youll need lots of good hot water, so upgrade your system, and consider an inline heater that continuously reheats the full tub. There are jetted options for many of these models, if youd prefer some bubbles with your soak. MELISSARAYWORTH For The Associated PressWhen we furnish a room, many of us carefully measure to be sure the couch isnt too wide or the dining room table too long. We draw a horizontal map, determined to fit everything in without crowding. But design experts do something more: They think vertically. Kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn, principal of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio in Atlanta, says that as designers learn to sketch room layouts in design school, they discover the impact of the vertical and horizontal lines that furnishings and architecture create. For example, a homeowner might not realize that a dark countertop contrasting with lighter cabinets underneath will create a horizontal line across the room, making the ceiling feel lower and the kitchen smaller. One of the main reasons that clients hire designers is that grasping scale can be difficult, says interior In the past we have talked about the facts and consequences of tree topping. Unfortunately, topping continues to be a common practice, despite the efforts of various anti-topping advertising campaigns. A survey questionnaire was sent out to gain insight into homeowners motivations and knowledge of the consequences of topping. Results indicated that topping is viewed more favorably by less-informed homeowners. There are other means of reducing the height of a tree. The fact remains that good pruning practice rarely removes more than one quarter of the crown which, in turn, does not interfere with the ability of a trees leafy crown to manufacture food. Topping removes so much of the crown that it upsets an older trees well-developed crown-to-root ratio, and temporarily cuts off its food making ability. A topped tree is a disfigured tree. The large stubs of a topped tree have a difficult time forming callus. It also prevents the trees chemically based natural defense system from doing its job. The epicormic growth of a topped tree is more weakly attached than a limb that develops more normally thereby making the tree much more of a hazard than before. Once a tree is topped, it is robbed of its beauty, grace and health.Kerry Kreider is a practicing arborist and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, a tree preservationist and president of Action Tree Service. You can reach him at 352-726-9724 or action proarborist@yahoo.com. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E9 E4SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. LIVING ON THE W A TER! This classic contemporary pool home is the right setting for living the Florida lifestyle. Open and airy with the plantation shutters dif fusing the sunlight. 190 ft. of seawall gives you plenty of room to dock all the water toys imaginable! MLS # 354435 $489,000 V isit my website at: www .myflorida-house.com REAL T OR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com GIT T A BAR TH 000BFIG 3560 N WOODG A TE DR. THE GLEN Enjoy the Florida Lifestyle! Maintenance free living in this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage villa located in The Glen, a 55+ community surrounded by nature, close to shopping, dining, medical. The home is in perfect condition, ready for you to move in, relax on your front porch and watch the wildlife in the lar ge greenbelt! MLS #350097 $54,000 115 N. LEGION TERR. CITRUS HILLS Enjoy nature with mature oak trees and nice landscaping in beautiful Citrus Hills!! Situated on a one acre corner lot, this 3BR, 3BA home with screened in pool and patio area of fers you the privacy you want!! Everything is very well maintained. New roof 5/2009. Just bring your suitcase and move right in! MLS #346203 $175,000 7080 DUV AL ISL AND DR. FL ORAL CITY Incredible V istas open waterfront on Lake T sala Apopka, beautiful landscaped yard with waterfall and pond, a dock for your boat to go fishing this 3/2/1 pool home on 0.5 acre of fers the lifestyle and privacy you deserve. It can be your paradise. MLS #351008 $239,000 3644 E. L AKE TODD DR. ARBOR L AKES Beautiful 2/2/1 home in gated 55+ community on Lake T sala Apopka. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, tile floors, a spacious patio and the yard even has room for a pool! MLS #353089 $116,000 1432 SEA T TLE SLEW INVERNESS Positioned to enjoy the stunning sunsets and catch the breezes this 3/2.5/2 home in the prestigious gated community of Belmont Hills comes with upgrades like hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and an impressive porch for entertaining. It can be yours. MLS #351012 $215,000 SOLD S O L D GRAB THIS BARG AIN! T ake a look at this magnificent 4+/4/5 Country Estate on 10+ acre and take a 360 interactive virtual tour at www .mycountrydreamhome.com. MLS# 350369. $565,000 38 HAWTHORNE CYPRESS VILLAGE Fabulous Sweetwater 3/2/2 home on culde-sac! Move-in ready condition. All neutral colors and sparkling clean! Conveniently located to the new shopping center and Suncoast Parkway. MLS 353832 $149,000 S O L D NEW 000BF9M REAL TY Mic helle Klemm Cell 352-228-1440 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700 2/2/2 VILLA. MO VE-IN READ Y Mint condition, lots of room. Must See! Make an offer. Cypress Blvd. (L) on Seagrape, first villa on left. $112,000 or best offer. 1 Fairwood Ct. mls# 354818 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE 1645 W est Main Street Inver ness, FL 34450 and Centur y 2 1 R eal Es t a t e Cor por ation Equal Housing Oppor tunity INDEPENDENTL Y O W NED AND OPERA TED KAREN E. MOR T ON (352) 726-6668 (352) 212-7595 TOLL FREE 1-800-543-9163 Hall of Fame Centurion Member E-mail: kemorton@tampabay.rr.com Website: karenemorton.com 0008SQK CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE 000BFWK 2 5 A CRES FL ORAL CITY 2 Cr ack er st yle homes T uck ed back in the w oods behind the wild f erns this pr opert y off er s man y possibilities P aper subdivision should allo w f or subdividing int o smaller tr acts R oad fr ontage on High w a y 48 and Daniels R oad. The main home has 2 bedr ooms with bright and cheery sun-r oom, PL US st orm c ellar!! Lar ge pole barn. MLS 3 5 52 46 $2 9 3 000 FL ORAL CITY 4 A CRE POOL HOME 3 bedr ooms 2 baths lar ge eat -in kit chen with c orner windo w o v erlooking Lak e C onsuela, G REA T ROOM WITH FIREPLA C E, den/ offic e v olume c eilings thr oughout. Incr edible mast er suit e with c orner fir eplac e and elegant bath.beautiful oaks t o w er o v er this beaut y MLS 3 5 52 31 $2 5 9 9 00 DUPLEX INVERNESS 100% r ent ed, each unit 2 bedr oom 1 bath with 1 car gar age and laundry ar ea. Cit y w at er and se w er Gr eat location close t o cit y c on v enienc es OFFERED A T $119 900 MLS 3 5 313 7 GREENBRIAR C ONDO 2 bedr oom 2 bath FULL Y FURNISHED with carport Spotless and sparkling, all applianc es eas y location t o heat ed s wimming pool. R e ady f or immediat e oc cupancy Gr eat plac e t o park y our seasonal visit or s while in v e sting in this Buy er s mark et!! $68,500 MLS SNO WBIRDS DONT LEA VE WITHOUT BUYING THIS GREA T W A TERFRONT SEASONAL Locat ed only min. fr om In v erness this charming 2BR CBS home f e atur es ne w kit. and applianc es ne w B A, metal r o of FL rm., gar ., c entr al heat and air all on beautiful f enc ed homesit e on the canal t o the main lak e BUYER W ARRANTY INCL UDED $79 000 Call Quade F e eser 30 2 7 6 99 MRS. CLEAN LIVES HERE Spotless and sparkling 2BR 2B A, f am. rm./ den, FL rm., tile floor s lar ge mast er suit e Gr eat floor plan that flo w s PL US additional lot in r e ar with W OOD W ORKING SHOP AND E QUIP BLDG A c c e ss t o back str eet. Gr eat Priv acy OK t o park mot or home or boat. PRICE REDUCED NO W $ 9 5 900 MLS #354416 R EDUCED REDUCED WITHLA C OOCHEE RIVER B A S S BITING A T Y OUR B A CK DOOR! Nestled under the majestic oaks this Florida 2 st ory 2 000 sq. f t stilt home is a fishermans dr eam. Spotless and sparkling, this home f e atur es OPEN GREA T ROOM WITH beautiful st one fir eplac e fully equipped updat ed kit chen. CA GED INGROUND POOL, lots and lots of st or age W ORKSHOP MO VE -IN READ Y Additional lot optional f or $12 5 000 PROUDL Y OFFERED A T $2 98, 900 MLS #3 5417 0 NEW LIS TING FLORAL CITY 2 Bedroom, 1 ba th remodeled mobile on .48 acres with DEEDED LAKE ACCESS. Detached 26 x 20 gara ge Plus 25 x 15 Florida room. 9 x 24 screen porch. City wa ter Grea t sno wbird esca pe. MLS #350832 ONL Y $39,900 NEW LIS TING INVES TMENT PROPER TY HAMPTON HILLS Nestled under the oaks this 3BR, 3BA home sho ws like a model. Stunning wood floors in the grea t room with large picture windo w opening the formal dining area. Large ea t-in kitchen, large bedrooms, lots of stora ge, PLUS ca ged INGROUND HEA TED SWIMMING POOL. One acre. MLS #353549. $184,900 REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED INVERNESS GOLF AND COUNTR Y CLUB W a terfront home C heck the space in the 3 bedroom 2 ba th open floor plan design with over 2100 sq. ft of living area G rea t home for entertaining or active family living 3 B r 2 ba th 2 car gara ge L oca ted on canal just one block from the c l ub house. W here else can you fish and golf in the same neighborhood??? MLS #349550 $199,900 GOLFING & FISHIN G REDUCED PRICE! Multi-Million Dollar Realtor Cell: (352) 634-4346 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700x309 000BFR8 See V ir t ual T our s @ www .r esalehomes4u.com REAL TY GAIL COOPER Alw ays T her e F or Y ou E-mail me: homes4u3@mindspring.com MOM WILL L O VE THIS GET A W A Y! 2 / 2 *r ar e* end unit single s t ory c ondo Opens to the #3 green on Cypress Hardwood flooring in dining/Great Room Updated tiled kitchen w/stainless steel Sold *as is* with furnishings included Home warranty for the buyers #3 54 15 9 $66,000 HOME W ARRANTY FOR BUYERS! 3/2/2 solar heated pool home Kitchen updated w/Corian & Maple cabinetry 16 tile new roof in 2006 New pool cage in 2011 new pump 2009 Extra large side entry garage Guest rooms have pocket door for privacy #3 54060 $142,500 HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER S MOTHER S MOTHER S DAY DAY DAY 000BG0E EXIT Realty Leaders 352-7 94-0888 352-527 -1 1 1 2 Gene Wade SPECTACULAR FOUR BEDROOM HOME in lovely Crystal Oaks subdivision. Inviting, open floor plan with a view of the pool from nearly every room! Home boasts two master suites, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining area, living room, and family room. This home has been lovingly maintained and is move-in ready! Lots of storage and plenty of room to grow. Come live the Florida lifestyle! Seller provided Home Warranty! Call 888-303-6405 Property Code 9415 for more details. WWW.467NTurkeypineloop.info REDUCED!!! $132,777 2Bd/2.5Bath/ Den/2Car Pointe Vista Nestled in the heart of T erra V ista youll find a uniquely private enclave called Pointe V ista. This impressive collection of 12 carefree carriage 000BF91 Detached V illa 3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside V illas T erra V ista Maintenance Free V illa. Popular Lantana Model. Open floor plan features formal dining, breakfast bar and the 3rd bedroom can be used for an office or den. Driveway finished with pavers for nice curb appeal. W ell maintained. MLS#353077 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $219,000 Single F amily/4Bd/2.5 Bath/3Car/W oodside Spectacular Cordova model loaded with upgrades, including Granite countertops in your beautiful Gourmet Kitchen, custom window treatments and gorgeous lighting fixtures. Formal Dining and Living areas plus a large family room give great spaces for entertaining. Enjoy a relaxing retreat on your extended screened Lanai with Shoji Hot T ub. All this plus a 3+ car garage with a separate golf cart entrance. MLS#353844 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $359,000 Detached Villa/3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas Beautifully landscaped enhanced maintenance free villa. Recently painted inside and out this home features custom surround sound, Kitchen Aid appliances, designer lighting fixtures, and so much more all situated in a great location at Terra Vista of Citrus Hills. MLS#353555 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,000 W oodview Home/3Bd/2Bath/2Car T erra V ista Great Price W ont last long. Nice unfurnished home in T erra V ista. 3bd-2Bath-2Car Garage. Screened in Lanai with privacy All of this comes with the Citrus Hills Social Club Membership including our fabulous BellaV ita Fitness Center #1205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,300 T erra V ista & Brentwood Rentals! T er ms 6 Months or More Social Membership included with all Rentals T ownhome/3Bd/2.5Bath/1Car Brentwood Beautiful fully furnished townhome in gated community Spacious eat in kitchen with breakfast bar Great room with dining area. Upgraded features such as Corian. Carpet and blinds throughout. Close to community pool. Move-in ready Social Membership included. #1182 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 homes are highlighted by striking design and refined architectural detailing. Each with its own charming character and handsomely appointed upgrades these homes are situated in an exclusive panoramic setting overlooking the Skyview Golf Course and beautiful lakes. Recognized as one of the most remarkable communities in Florida you will enjoy the private club amenities and active lifestyle. MLS#353663 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $415,000 000BG8Z 5569 W G ULF TO L AKE H WY C RY S T A L R IVER FL 34429 O FFICE : (352) 795-6633 Alexander AGENT ON DUTY SEVEN DA YS A WEEK! REAL EST A TE, INC. WWW ALEXRE COM EMAIL : SALES @ ALEXRE COM Realtor JUST NOR TH OF CR YST AL RIVER 24 x 44 1983 dbl wide M/H on 1.77 acres of land. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 10 x 16 workshop, paved roads, breakfast bar cathedral ceilings. P artial fencing, front & rear wooden porches. #344452 $65,000 HOMOSASSA 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H on 6 acres of land. 12 x 24 workshop w/electric, metal roof over updated appliances, fenced and cross fenced, covered rear porch, front wood decking. #353937 $90,000 INVERNESS beautiful panoramic view of the lake from the living room of this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home w/country kitchen, breeze way between house and one car garage. B ack yard has path to floating dock. #354040 $160,000 HOMOSASSA big & beautiful, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 1999 D/W M/H on 1/2 ac. FINANCING-A V AILABLE SUBJECT T O CREDIT APPROV AL, cathedral ceilings, huge gourmet kitchen w/island & lots of cabinets, pantry & skylight. S tone faced fireplace, inside laundry #351863 $49,900 INVERNESS convenient location to downtown, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, family room, utility room, screened patio and car garage. N eeds updating and a little TLC P rice negotiable. #353428 $49,000 DUNNELLON 1998 nobility D/W M/H w/3 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 2.5 acres. M aster bath garden tub w/dbl vanity & shower C ountry kitchen, vaulted ceilings, 16 x 20 workshop w/electric, inside laundry w/washer -dryer #348244 $65,000 CR YST AL RIVER-NOR TH 2.5 acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H with 3 car garage/workshop. L ar ge wood deck on front and 10 x 12 rear deck. L ar ge country kitchen, lar ge master bath w/garden tub & separate shower #354504 $1 12,500 BEVERL Y HILLS JAMAICAN model, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, family rm, screen porch, country kitchen, dining rm, needs lots of work and cleaning. O f f of F orest R idge B lvd., newer homes area. #352929 PRICE REDUCED $50,000 Don t ruin your tree s natural beauty Kerry KreiderTHE ARBORIST Think vertical when designing spaces See VERTICAL / Page E8 summer rains arrive. Azaleas flower best with at least six hours of full sun but can benefit from afternoon shade in Central Florida. Walters Viburnum is an evergreen native shrub in Central Florida. Most garden varieties are selected for some desirable trait like denser foliage, repeat flowering or height and diameter at maturity. Prune to create and maintain a smaller compact shape immediately after flowers fade in spring. Birds appreciate the dense cover as protection from predators like wandering and feral cats. Dense twigs also offer good nest sites and places to perch and feed fledglings. The drawback is that seeds will be removed, eliminating a food source for wildlife. Conscientious gardeners provide water sources, bird baths, nectar feeders and feeding stations for birds, bees and butterflies. Wildlife viewing is a pleasant benefit of gardening and is enhanced by thoughtful pruning.Jane Weber is a Professional Gardener and Consultant. Semi-retired, she grows thousands of native plants. Visitors are welcome to her Dunnellon, Marion County garden. For an appointment call 352-249-6899 or contact JWeber12385@gmail.com. JANEContinued from Page E5 TUBSContinued from Page E8

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By May, the abundant first flush of spring flowers such as Knock-Out roses and the spreading Verbenas have faded to hips and seed heads. Few flower clusters remain as plants try to mature seeds. Verbena spreads its stems to cover the ground. Leaf nodes in contact with the soil will readily send down roots and form a new plant that can be severed from the parent after a month or two. Gardeners who want more flowers and longerlasting flower periods must prune knowledgably. To promote more flowers, simply sit on a garden stool or cart and dead-head: snip off spent flowers before seeds develop. Many selected cultivated varieties may have sterile seed. Little Gem Magnolia will bloom much longer if reachable dead flowers are snapped off as they fade. Side shoots quickly form with new leaves to create denser foliage and more flowers. Energetic gardeners with large beds of the same species could carefully use a string trimmer. Bag the clippings to add to the compost pile. Encore azaleas, a patented, trademarked variety of Rhododendron, have finished their spring bloom period and can be pruned for form and density as soon as new stems have more than three sets of new leaves. Pinch the tips to remove the single growth shoot. New shoots will grow where leaves join the woody stem. Clusters of new stems are shorter and foliage much more dense. New shoots will start to flower at their tips by early September and continue until a killing frost. Four-week types of Azaleas like the Indian Formosas can also be heavily pruned for height and shape immediately after flowers fade in March. The cut stems soon produce three to five new shoots. When these have more than three sets of leaflets, each tip can be tip pinched to produce another cluster of new dense shoots. Flower buds start to form in June do not prune Indian Azaleas after June, for you will be cutting off next years flowers. Repeat blooming Fashion and Red Ruffle azaleas can also be pinched immediately after each spurt of flowers. The resulting shrub will have denser foliage and still repeat its flowering two or three times a year. Salmon-colored Fashion matures about 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet diameter. It has tiny leaves that turn burgundy in cold winter weather. Red Ruffle has leaves over an inch long and generally grows about 2 feet high by 3 feet diameter. Both can hold their place in the garden for 20 years or more without much care if the soil is humus-rich and retains moisture until the CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E5 E8SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE LARGEST SELECTION OF FORECLOSURES IN CITRUS COUNTY 000BFIQ 311 W. Main St., Inverness 352-726-5263 www.landmarkinverness.com HAVE YOU SEARCHED THE WORLD OVER FOR YOUR ONE TRUE LOVE? Are you tired of looking and just feel lost? Look no further, the answer to all your hopes can be found at 3101 S. Graymor Path Superspacious home with amazing details. End your day sipping wine on your pool lanai and watching the deer roam your over 2 acres. You can find paradise for ONLY $229,000. MLS# 353220 Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. CUTE & COZY WATERFRONT two story 3/2 home in charming Floral City Home has received some updating however more TLC is required to make the perfect fit. Home features a rear shed, decking, wood cabinets, and small dock. This home qualifies for the Homepath Renovation Mortgage. 11609 Salmon Dr. $69,000 .MLS #355351. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING SUGARMILL WOODS 3/2/2 pool home designed and decorated with exquisite taste! Home boasts custom pavers throughout the lanai and surrounding the Jacuzzi and waterfall, split & open floor plan, family room with warming fireplace, formal living room with view of pool, gourmet kitchen with roomy breakfast bar, custom shelving, decorator lights, interior laundry, tile roof, view of the 8th hole and topped off with a home warranty. An exceptional buy for ONLY $263,700! MLS #355303. 80 Cypress Blvd. W. Call Kim Fuller 352-212-5752 or Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598. LARGER THAN LIFE is this4600 sq. ft. contemporary design home featuring 4/3.5/2 PLUS a detached garage with an in-law suite. Make an offer. Short Sale. 8925 E. Gospel Island Rd. MLS #352873. $149,900 Call Jean CasseseAppt. Only 352-201-7034. REDUCED DREAM HOME! Incredible opportunity to make this 2003, 3/2/2 Citrus Hills home yours for ONLY $169,000! This amazing home offers its own private & serene tropical getaway with a professionally designed water garden on the screen enclosed lanai. Home boasts a split floor plan, cathedral & tray ceilings, formal dining, covered lanai, corian counters & wood cabinets, interior laundry, finished garage with tons of storage, rounded corners, plant shelving. Call ANYTIME & ANYDAY to view this home. You will not be disappointed! 564 Indigo. MLS #354230. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. OVER 2243 SQ. FT. OF LIVING SPACE in this 4/ 2 home. Nice quiet street, outbuildings, fireplace and more. This is a must see. MLS #355082. SUPER PRICE OF ONLY $77,900. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. REDUCED!!! Beautiful 2007, 3/2/1 home featuring split floor plan, wood cabinets, indoor laundry, French doors and neutral decor. $69,000 Move right in. 3097 E Porter St. MLS #354586. Call JeanCassese 352-201-7034. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP handyman special in fantastic Brookridge for ONLY $20,000! The hard part has been done....the home has been gutted and ready for you to remodel to make the perfect home! It is a sure fire easy way to customize all of your decor. Home features fencing, attached carport and side screen porch. MLS #354540. 9326 Scepter, Brooksville. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FABULOUS FEATURES!! Spacious 3/2.5 two story home with 2,736 sq. ft. of living. This home boast new interior paint & flooring, bonus room, interior laundry, pantry, appliances, wood cabinets, split & open floor plans, wood burning fireplace, Kinetico water system, crown molding, decorator lights, and nestled on 1.15 acres. ONLY $119,900 6840 Avocado. MLS #355374. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANTASTIC 2006 3/2/2 HOME LOCATED IN FABULOUS SUMMER GLEN FOR ONLY $99,900! Home boasts a rear screen porch, vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, plantation shutters, rounded corners, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, interior laundry...ready to move in! This action packed 55+ community features golfing, tennis, clubhouse, pool, playgrounds, fitness center. MLS #353795. 1702 SW 158th Call Tomika Spires Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. SUPER PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS FABULOUS HOME. New roof, great location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with Bonus room in garage. Caged inground pool on 2 acres MOL. Amazing find at ONLY $224,500 MLS #353220. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW BREATHTAKING THIS HOME IS. From the minute you enter the foyer to the time you arrive at the tropical pool area you will be awed. So many upgrades and decorator touches t hroughout. This is one th at must be seen to be appreciated. Custom built is an understatement. 3/3/2 with 14 ft. ceilings. All d iscriminating buyers will appreciate the price of $599,000 Clearview Estates on Spend A Buck Dr MLS #340869. HOME SWEET HOME! Spacious split floor plan in this 3/2/2 home includes both living and family rooms. Built 1975, needs some updating but well maintained. 5291 E. Lambert Ln., Inverness $63,500 MLS #354515. Call Tonya Koch 352-613-6427 or Debbie Tannery 352-613-3983. ITS TIME TO LIVE THE WATERFRONT DREAM! Fannie Mae owned 2/2 waterfront condo in The Islands Home features living and family rooms, rear patio, breakfast bar, boat dock, and inside laundry. This fantastic waterfront community offers a large community pool, tennis courts, and recreational activities. 11358 Bayshore Dr. MLS #354826. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANNIE MAE OWNED 3/2/2 built in 2006 with 1,552 sq. ft. of living in a well maintained gated community. Home features a rear deck, lawn sprinklers, great room, dining area, breakfast bar, interior laundry with cabinets, pantry, landscaping and more. In need of some TLC but well worth it. MLS #355335. 8751 Fetterbush, Brooksville Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. NEW HOME & HOMESITE IN SUGARMILL WOODS Building Custom Homes throughout the Nature Coast 000BFXD SA VE MONEY BUILD NEW Of Citrus Inc. CBC049056 Hwy. 19, 4 1 2 miles south of Homosassa Springs. 8016 S. Suncoast Blvd. 352-382-4888 www.sweetwaterhomes.com swhsales@tampabay.rr.com 2011 2011 2011 2011 HOMEBUILDER NEW HOMES, VILLAS, REMODELS & COMMERCIAL Complete Package $ 199,800 6 Month Build Time 3/2/2 Smart gardeners know uses of pruning Jane WeberJANES GARDEN See JANE / Page E9 GOT A NEWS TIP? The Chronicle welcomes tips from readers about breaking news. Call the newsroom at 352563-5660, and be prepared to give your name, phone number and the address of the event. To submit story ideas for feature sections, call 352-563-5660 and ask for Nancy Kennedy. Again, be prepared to leave a detailed message. designer Kyle Schuneman of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles. Ready for your own crash-course in thinking vertically? Quinn, Schuneman and decordemon.com founder Brian Patrick Flynn offer tips on how to work effectively with the heights of furniture, draperies and decorative pieces:Maximize small spacesTo make a small or low room feel bigger, draw some vertical lines, says Schuneman. Hang the curtains all the way to the ceiling, not to where windows stop. Your eye visually feels like the space has been lifted, he says. Patterned wallpaper or painted stripes on a wall can also help do the trick. For tile bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes, Quinn suggests hanging rectangular subway-style wall tiles vertically, so they appear as tall, thin pieces. People normally use subway tiles horizontally, presenting them as short, wide rectangles.Bring intimacy to large spacesThe same principles work in reverse. You can bring a large room down to a more comfortable scale by adding horizontal lines through contrasting colors or added surfaces. A kitchen island with several levels will make a high-ceilinged kitchen feel cozier, says Quinn. To decorate a huge loft space recently, Schuneman used lower seating profiles for all the couches and side chairs, and that really kind of created a nook within a big space. It became a room within a room, perfect for intimate conversation.Play with lightLighting also can bring a large room down to size or add the impression of lift to lower ceilings. When spaces are tall, grounding them with pendant lights or chandeliers really makes a space seem more intimate, Flynn says. Quinn agrees: We notice hanging lights in relation to the heads of people standing in a room. Lights that hang within a few inches of the heads of your tallest guests will make even a very tall room feel warm and welcoming. For low-ceilinged rooms, try recessed ceiling lighting instead of hanging lights. Quinn suggests choosing smaller, pin-point recessed lights rather than the wider, can lights. The larger ones can make you feel as though a spotlight is bearing down on you. Another trick: If your ceiling lighting can be positioned, point lights toward the sides of the room rather than directly downward. This widens and opens up the space.Add dramaYou can have fun with height in bedrooms, Flynn says, even if the ceiling is low. I do this by playing with scale and proportion in relation to tall, architectural headboards or platform beds, he says. Similar to a giant chandelier in a grand entry, I love walking into a bedroom and being greeted by a statement bed. To keep a tall headboard from being too tall, I counterbalance it with hefty bedside chests, and either hanging pendant lamps above them, or by bringing in super-tall table lamps. Or use art to play with dimensions: A super wide, extra tall piece of art over a simple sofa in a living room can strike the perfect balance between the furnishings and the architecture, Flynn says.Create storageFurniture that extends to the ceiling can visually open up the space, but also give you all that storage youd lose otherwise, Schuneman says. So build custom cabinets all the way to the ceiling or choose pieces of furniture that reach as close to your ceiling as possible. People often use a cabinet that they already have, which doesnt reach the ceiling, and then try to add storage baskets on top, he says, instead of buying the right piece that taller piece from the beginning.Distract from a bad viewThe best places to use tall, vertical furnishings are in rooms where stellar views arent the main attraction, says Flynn. I wouldnt be quick to do high-back, Hollywood Regency chairs along a floorto-ceiling glass wall in a Manhattan high-rise overlooking Central Park. If youve made the right decisions about height, Schuneman says, then you can fill a space with furnishings without feeling overcrowded. It sounds counterintuitive, he says. But the more furniture you put into a space, it does actually open up the space. It shows how usable it is. VERTICALContinued from Page E4 KIMCOOK For The Associated PressSome of us are shower people, and some are bathers. But theres a way to be both, as the Japanese discovered centuries ago when they developed the ofuro, or soaking tub. Traditionally, the Japanese get clean with a shower or hand bath and then step into an ofuro, a deep tub full of clean hot water. These tubs are often large enough that several family members can have a communal soak. Its considered a relaxing and important ritual. The idea has caught on here, and there are now several manufacturers making ofuro tubs suitable for one bather or a couple. Usually about 27 inches deep, the tubs typically have built-in seats, and often a grab bar. Theyre available in acrylic, composite, wood, even stainless steel and copper. Diamond Spas/Associated PressIn this undated handout photo released by Diamond Spas, a stainless steel elliptical soakingtub from Diamond Spas is situated amongst white river rocks in a sleek, Asian-inspired tiled bath as shown. Soaking tubs offer Zen-like experience SOURCES www.wooden tubs.com Hinoki tubs, $5,280 and up. www.hollyrickert design.com. www.cabuchon .com Ficore tubs made in Lancaster, England. www.kallista.com Perfect Deep Soak tub, $1,695 and up. www.homedepot .com Kohlers Greek tub, $1,085. www.diamond spas.com stainless steel and copper baths. See TUBS / Page E9

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Health and Safety: Robyn Tyler. Horse: Sammy Parker, Makenzie Tomczak, Lindsey Wyman, and Cheyenne Worth. Leisure and Performing Arts: Abigail Hinkle, Juliana Landry, Layton Copeland Lauren Philipps, and Peter Uzar. Mechanical and Electronic Sciences: Jonathan Dovi and David Dovi. Natural Resources: Hunter McPherson, David Meeks, Nathan Meeks, and Bryce Uzzolino. Small Animals and Pets: Jonas Duncan. Public Speaking: Abbey Mattingly, Kylie Philipps, and Jordan Quinanilla. Horse Public Speaking: Maleah Williamson. Workforce Prep: Olivia Snipes and Anna Venero. Share-the-Fun, a talent contest, allowed 4-Hers to enhance appreciation of talent and build confidence. Nathan Snipes performed a vocal act and Robyn Tyler performed a piano number. Fashion Review youth sewed, purchased or embellished articles of clothing to express their personality. Deanna Williams sewed her own dress, while Olivia Snipes added rhinestones to a prom dress for the embellishment category. Senior 4-Hers who earned blue ribbons in their categories are eligible to compete this summer at 4-H Congress, our state competition. These senior youths will also get the opportunity to experience a taste of University of Florida college life. They will stay in dorms on campus, eat meals at Gator Dining and have the opportunity to take in-depth workshops taught by professors in their 4-H project areas. So wish them all the best of luck! For information about how to start or join a club in your area, contact your Citrus County Extensions 4-H Office by calling 352-527-5712, or email Amy Duncan, the 4H agent, at amy.duncan@ bocc.citrus.fl.us. Citrus County Extension connects the public with the University of Florida/IFASs knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs. Programs and activities offered by the Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, handicap, sex, religion or national origin. created a few good Remember When moments for some of our readers. All vintage Daisy products are collectible. I am not aware of the rarity factor for your Daisy popgun. Generally, Daisy popguns sell below the $100 range, perhaps more on a lucky day. For more specific information, try contacting Hakes Auction at www.hakes.com. They specialize in the category. Let us know how things work out. Dear John: I hope you can help my friend with some information. She has a super-large collection of baseball cards and football cards and she has no idea of how much value they might have. I thought of your show and thought you might be able to suggest someone she can contact. L.M., BrooksvilleDear L.M.: First, your friend needs to make an inventory of the collection. In order to sell the cards, contact Lelands Sports Auction. The website is www. lelands.com. Good luck.John Sikorski has been a professional in the antiques business for 30 years. He hosts a call-in radio show, Sikorskis Attic, on WJUF (90.1 FM) Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. Send questions to Sikorskis Attic, c/o The Citrus County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 or ask sikorski @aol.com.CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E7 E6SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE ERA Jackie Davis Always there for you. (352) 634-2371 Cell (800) 476-2590 Toll Free bob@bjdavis.com American Realty & Investments 117 S. Hwy 41 Inverness, FL Jackie & Bob Davis For a Visual Tour of our listings and all MLS: bjdavis.com 000BFIJ A GEM OF A HOME 2 Master suites 2-Car garage Caged pool Remodeled kitchen, baths Newer roof Half-acre $142,500 MLS 354371 JOYFUL AND CHEERY Bedrooms, 2 baths Eat-in kitchen Interior laundry Screened lanai On the 9th tee Lawn care provided $99,750 MLS 353490 GOLF COURSE GOLF COURSE GOLF COURSE UNIQUE FLOOR PLAN 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Interior Laundry 2-Zone C/H/A 15x30 Pool Circular Driveway Half Acre $115,000 MLS 354919 (352) 726-2471 After Hours (352) 302-6714 All Citrus Realty INC CALL Roy Bass TODAY Email: roybass@tampabay.rr.com www.allcitrusrealty.com 000Bftu OPEN LAKE FRONT-FLORAL CITY, FL Over 1 acre on the lake. Cozy and updated 2BR cottage. Wooded, boat dock & house. $174,900 MLS#349699 BANK BUILDING-INVERNESS, FL Prime commercial location on Main Street. Over 1400 sq. ft situated on 100 x 212 lot. $450,000 BANK OWNED-INVERNESS, FL Commercial corner on Hwy 44 East with approx. 1300 sq. ft building. $71,900 MLS#354972 OAKS GOLF COURSE-HERNANDO, FL Best buy for 1/2 acre on the 3rd tee. $29,900 MLS#321216 CITRUS RIDGE REALTY 3521 N. LECANTO HWY., BEVERLY HILLS, FL 34465 1-888-789-7100 www.citrusbestbuy.com Tom Balfour REALTOR Amanda & Kirk Johnson BROKER/ASSOC. REALTOR, GRI Art Paty REALTOR Lil Avenus & Hal Steiner REALTOR BROKER 746-9000 000BF94 3427 PINE RIDGE BLVD. 3/3/2 354267 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 005 POOL CITRUS HILLS 1238 E. TRIPLE CROWN LP 4/3/3 353329 $365,000 P OOL 5984 N. ROSEWOOD DR. 3/2/3 345235 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 011 9005 N. CITRUS SPRINGS BLVD. 4/3/3 353901 $164,500 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 006 44 CHICKAPIN CIRCLE 3/2/2 354378 $139,900 SUGARMILL WOODS GOLF COURSE 510 W. PLAYER PATH 2/2/1 352984 $91,500 L AUREL RIDGE 822 W DEACON 3/2/2 353982 $89,900 2 003 CITRUS SPRINGS 21 TRUMAN BLVD. 2/2/2 351656 $59,900 BEVERL Y HILL S CITRUS SPRINGS 7768 N. SARAZEN 3/2/2 354564 $144,900 P O OL 6396 N. EARLSHIRE 4/2/2 350502 $129,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2450 N. BRENTWOOD CIR. 2/2/2 354530 $122,500 BRENT W OOD 6560 N. DEL TONA 3/2/2 355155 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2173 W T ACOMA 4/3/3 353801 $149,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 005 PINE RIDGE 4889 N. PEPPERMINT DR. 3/2/2 354938 $149,900 20 02 2667 FLAME LP 3/3/2 354963 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS GOLF COURSE P OOL 9570 N. CITRUS SPRINGS 348850 $176,900 OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING GNC COMMERCIAL 45 S. MELBOURNE 354341 $84,900 OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING COM MER CIAL 15 S. FILLMORE 2/2 354359 $49,900 BEVERL Y HILL S OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING 101 S. BARBOUR ST 2/2/2 354334 $64,900 BEVERL Y HILL S OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING 311 S. TYLER 2/1.5/1 354946 $51,900 BEVERL Y HILL S FURNISHED P OOL Dear John: We have come across boxes of old Playboy magazines that my husband, now deceased, had been keeping. We think there are at least 100 of them. They seem to be in mint condition. Do you think they have any value? D.A., InternetDear D.A.: Yes, there is collector interest in Playboy magazines. Most sell in lots but there are specific issues that sell up into the hundreds, those are usually signed issues by whoever is on the cover. I suggest you try www. dtmagazine.com and search for Playboy. They have a price guide for individual years and issues. Dear John: Enclosed please find pictures of two lamps that were originally vases and a glass vase. They have been in my family for more than 60 years. The photographs are not the best, but you can get an idea of what they consist of. The lamps portray Chinese figures, which are raised, and it looks like the figures have hand-painted hair, mustaches, etc. The vase is green glass with a thistle pattern and gold trim. There are no chips or cracks. I would like to know if they have any value. I do not know if this is pertinent, but my great grandfather was chief stevedore on the Holland America for 50 years and he traveled extensively. S.W., Beverly HillsDear S.W.: The porcelain vases converted into lamps were likely made in China 75 to 100 years ago. I think they would sell in the $100 to $200 range for each. The green glass vase is called silver deposit glass. It was likely produced between World War I and II. If you look closely at the silver detail, you might find the word sterling. I can see in the photograph that the upper portion of the vase has been cut down. Potential dollar value, as is, is below $50. Dear John: I am curious about a 40-something-year-old High Chaparral western toy popgun that I have had since the late s, from the The High Chaparral TV series. The High Chaparral website and another website have it as being rare and hard to find. If there is any information you could give me I would greatly appreciate it. A., InternetDear A.: I suspect you have Citrus County 4-Hers have been competing again. 4-H District Events brought together 4-H members from four counties: Citrus, Marion, Hernando, and Sumter. The contest was May 5 at Howard Middle School in Ocala. Citrus County 4-Hers carried home many blue ribbons and made their parents, 4H clubs and their 4-H agent very proud. There were a wide diversity of contests occurring at 4-H District Events to build life skills in youth. Demonstrations/Illustrated Speeches allowed the 4-H members to share with others what they learned over the course of their project work. Junior members, 8 to 10 years old, and Intermediates, 11 to 13 years old, gave presentations lasting 3 to12 minutes, while the senior 4-Hers had to speak for 5 to 12 minutes. The Citrus members who participated in demonstration contests at District Events included: Animal Industry: Tanner Leturno, Kody Tomczak, Cheyenne Concidine, Brianna Saltmarsh and Leah Stanley. Earth Sciences: Brittany English Troxtell. Food Preparation: Raeven Stoess and Morgan Wayman. Food Science, Safety and Nutrition: Nathan Snipes. Yes, those old Playboy magazines are collectors items John SikorskiSIKORSKIS ATTIC 4-Hers compete at district HomeF ront is a weekly real estate section published Sundays in the Citr us County Chronicle. Newspaper and Online advertising information........352-563-5592 ...................................................advertising@chronicleonline.com Classified advertising information...........................352-563-5966 News information...................................................352-563-5660 ....................................................newsdesk@chronicleonline.com Online real estate listing...............www.ChronicleHomeFinder.comThe market leader in real estate information HOMEFRONTS REAL EST A TE DIGEST Submit inf or mation f or R eal Estate Dig est via email to ne wsdesk@c hronic leonline .com or f ax to 352-5633280, attention HomeF ront. Ne ws notes submitted without photos will not be r e printed if the photo is pro vided later Email high-r esolution JPEG (.jpg) photos to ne wsdesk@c hronic leonline .com, attn: HomeF ront. Dig est photos ar e k e pt on file f or futur e use T he Chronicle r eser v es the right to edit ne ws notes f or space and/or c larity F or details call the ne wsroom at 352-563-5660. See ATTIC/ Page E7 See 4-H/ Page E7 Amy DuncanYOUNG IDEAS Special to the ChronicleMaleah Williamson, left, and Abigail Hinkle, Junior 4-Hers, await the results of district events judging. RIGHT: This green vase is an example of silver deposit glass, and was likely produced between World War I and World War II. FAR RIGHT: This porcelain vase was likely produced in China between 75 and 100 years ago. It would probably sell for between $100 and $200.Special to the Chronicle ATTICContinued from Page E6 4-HContinued from Page E6

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Health and Safety: Robyn Tyler. Horse: Sammy Parker, Makenzie Tomczak, Lindsey Wyman, and Cheyenne Worth. Leisure and Performing Arts: Abigail Hinkle, Juliana Landry, Layton Copeland Lauren Philipps, and Peter Uzar. Mechanical and Electronic Sciences: Jonathan Dovi and David Dovi. Natural Resources: Hunter McPherson, David Meeks, Nathan Meeks, and Bryce Uzzolino. Small Animals and Pets: Jonas Duncan. Public Speaking: Abbey Mattingly, Kylie Philipps, and Jordan Quinanilla. Horse Public Speaking: Maleah Williamson. Workforce Prep: Olivia Snipes and Anna Venero. Share-the-Fun, a talent contest, allowed 4-Hers to enhance appreciation of talent and build confidence. Nathan Snipes performed a vocal act and Robyn Tyler performed a piano number. Fashion Review youth sewed, purchased or embellished articles of clothing to express their personality. Deanna Williams sewed her own dress, while Olivia Snipes added rhinestones to a prom dress for the embellishment category. Senior 4-Hers who earned blue ribbons in their categories are eligible to compete this summer at 4-H Congress, our state competition. These senior youths will also get the opportunity to experience a taste of University of Florida college life. They will stay in dorms on campus, eat meals at Gator Dining and have the opportunity to take in-depth workshops taught by professors in their 4-H project areas. So wish them all the best of luck! For information about how to start or join a club in your area, contact your Citrus County Extensions 4-H Office by calling 352-527-5712, or email Amy Duncan, the 4H agent, at amy.duncan@ bocc.citrus.fl.us. Citrus County Extension connects the public with the University of Florida/IFASs knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs. Programs and activities offered by the Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, handicap, sex, religion or national origin. created a few good Remember When moments for some of our readers. All vintage Daisy products are collectible. I am not aware of the rarity factor for your Daisy popgun. Generally, Daisy popguns sell below the $100 range, perhaps more on a lucky day. For more specific information, try contacting Hakes Auction at www.hakes.com. They specialize in the category. Let us know how things work out. Dear John: I hope you can help my friend with some information. She has a super-large collection of baseball cards and football cards and she has no idea of how much value they might have. I thought of your show and thought you might be able to suggest someone she can contact. L.M., BrooksvilleDear L.M.: First, your friend needs to make an inventory of the collection. In order to sell the cards, contact Lelands Sports Auction. The website is www. lelands.com. Good luck.John Sikorski has been a professional in the antiques business for 30 years. He hosts a call-in radio show, Sikorskis Attic, on WJUF (90.1 FM) Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. Send questions to Sikorskis Attic, c/o The Citrus County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 or ask sikorski @aol.com.CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E7 E6SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE ERA Jackie Davis Always there for you. (352) 634-2371 Cell (800) 476-2590 Toll Free bob@bjdavis.com American Realty & Investments 117 S. Hwy 41 Inverness, FL Jackie & Bob Davis For a Visual Tour of our listings and all MLS: bjdavis.com 000BFIJ A GEM OF A HOME 2 Master suites 2-Car garage Caged pool Remodeled kitchen, baths Newer roof Half-acre $142,500 MLS 354371 JOYFUL AND CHEERY Bedrooms, 2 baths Eat-in kitchen Interior laundry Screened lanai On the 9th tee Lawn care provided $99,750 MLS 353490 GOLF COURSE GOLF COURSE GOLF COURSE UNIQUE FLOOR PLAN 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Interior Laundry 2-Zone C/H/A 15x30 Pool Circular Driveway Half Acre $115,000 MLS 354919 (352) 726-2471 After Hours (352) 302-6714 All Citrus Realty INC CALL Roy Bass TODAY Email: roybass@tampabay.rr.com www.allcitrusrealty.com 000Bftu OPEN LAKE FRONT-FLORAL CITY, FL Over 1 acre on the lake. Cozy and updated 2BR cottage. Wooded, boat dock & house. $174,900 MLS#349699 BANK BUILDING-INVERNESS, FL Prime commercial location on Main Street. Over 1400 sq. ft situated on 100 x 212 lot. $450,000 BANK OWNED-INVERNESS, FL Commercial corner on Hwy 44 East with approx. 1300 sq. ft building. $71,900 MLS#354972 OAKS GOLF COURSE-HERNANDO, FL Best buy for 1/2 acre on the 3rd tee. $29,900 MLS#321216 CITRUS RIDGE REALTY 3521 N. LECANTO HWY., BEVERLY HILLS, FL 34465 1-888-789-7100 www.citrusbestbuy.com Tom Balfour REALTOR Amanda & Kirk Johnson BROKER/ASSOC. REALTOR, GRI Art Paty REALTOR Lil Avenus & Hal Steiner REALTOR BROKER 746-9000 000BF94 3427 PINE RIDGE BLVD. 3/3/2 354267 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 005 POOL CITRUS HILLS 1238 E. TRIPLE CROWN LP 4/3/3 353329 $365,000 P OOL 5984 N. ROSEWOOD DR. 3/2/3 345235 $229,900 PINE RIDGE 2 011 9005 N. CITRUS SPRINGS BLVD. 4/3/3 353901 $164,500 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 006 44 CHICKAPIN CIRCLE 3/2/2 354378 $139,900 SUGARMILL WOODS GOLF COURSE 510 W. PLAYER PATH 2/2/1 352984 $91,500 L AUREL RIDGE 822 W DEACON 3/2/2 353982 $89,900 2 003 CITRUS SPRINGS 21 TRUMAN BLVD. 2/2/2 351656 $59,900 BEVERL Y HILL S CITRUS SPRINGS 7768 N. SARAZEN 3/2/2 354564 $144,900 P O OL 6396 N. EARLSHIRE 4/2/2 350502 $129,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2450 N. BRENTWOOD CIR. 2/2/2 354530 $122,500 BRENT W OOD 6560 N. DEL TONA 3/2/2 355155 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2173 W T ACOMA 4/3/3 353801 $149,900 CITRUS SPRINGS 2 005 PINE RIDGE 4889 N. PEPPERMINT DR. 3/2/2 354938 $149,900 20 02 2667 FLAME LP 3/3/2 354963 $139,900 CITRUS SPRINGS GOLF COURSE P OOL 9570 N. CITRUS SPRINGS 348850 $176,900 OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING GNC COMMERCIAL 45 S. MELBOURNE 354341 $84,900 OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING COM MER CIAL 15 S. FILLMORE 2/2 354359 $49,900 BEVERL Y HILL S OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING 101 S. BARBOUR ST 2/2/2 354334 $64,900 BEVERL Y HILL S OWNER FINANCING OWNER FINANCING O WNER FINANCING 311 S. TYLER 2/1.5/1 354946 $51,900 BEVERL Y HILL S FURNISHED P OOL Dear John: We have come across boxes of old Playboy magazines that my husband, now deceased, had been keeping. We think there are at least 100 of them. They seem to be in mint condition. Do you think they have any value? D.A., InternetDear D.A.: Yes, there is collector interest in Playboy magazines. Most sell in lots but there are specific issues that sell up into the hundreds, those are usually signed issues by whoever is on the cover. I suggest you try www. dtmagazine.com and search for Playboy. They have a price guide for individual years and issues. Dear John: Enclosed please find pictures of two lamps that were originally vases and a glass vase. They have been in my family for more than 60 years. The photographs are not the best, but you can get an idea of what they consist of. The lamps portray Chinese figures, which are raised, and it looks like the figures have hand-painted hair, mustaches, etc. The vase is green glass with a thistle pattern and gold trim. There are no chips or cracks. I would like to know if they have any value. I do not know if this is pertinent, but my great grandfather was chief stevedore on the Holland America for 50 years and he traveled extensively. S.W., Beverly HillsDear S.W.: The porcelain vases converted into lamps were likely made in China 75 to 100 years ago. I think they would sell in the $100 to $200 range for each. The green glass vase is called silver deposit glass. It was likely produced between World War I and II. If you look closely at the silver detail, you might find the word sterling. I can see in the photograph that the upper portion of the vase has been cut down. Potential dollar value, as is, is below $50. Dear John: I am curious about a 40-something-year-old High Chaparral western toy popgun that I have had since the late s, from the The High Chaparral TV series. The High Chaparral website and another website have it as being rare and hard to find. If there is any information you could give me I would greatly appreciate it. A., InternetDear A.: I suspect you have Citrus County 4-Hers have been competing again. 4-H District Events brought together 4-H members from four counties: Citrus, Marion, Hernando, and Sumter. The contest was May 5 at Howard Middle School in Ocala. Citrus County 4-Hers carried home many blue ribbons and made their parents, 4H clubs and their 4-H agent very proud. There were a wide diversity of contests occurring at 4-H District Events to build life skills in youth. Demonstrations/Illustrated Speeches allowed the 4-H members to share with others what they learned over the course of their project work. Junior members, 8 to 10 years old, and Intermediates, 11 to 13 years old, gave presentations lasting 3 to12 minutes, while the senior 4-Hers had to speak for 5 to 12 minutes. The Citrus members who participated in demonstration contests at District Events included: Animal Industry: Tanner Leturno, Kody Tomczak, Cheyenne Concidine, Brianna Saltmarsh and Leah Stanley. Earth Sciences: Brittany English Troxtell. Food Preparation: Raeven Stoess and Morgan Wayman. Food Science, Safety and Nutrition: Nathan Snipes. Yes, those old Playboy magazines are collectors items John SikorskiSIKORSKIS ATTIC 4-Hers compete at district HomeF ront is a weekly real estate section published Sundays in the Citr us County Chronicle. Newspaper and Online advertising information........352-563-5592 ...................................................advertising@chronicleonline.com Classified advertising information...........................352-563-5966 News information...................................................352-563-5660 ....................................................newsdesk@chronicleonline.com Online real estate listing...............www.ChronicleHomeFinder.comThe market leader in real estate information HOMEFRONTS REAL EST A TE DIGEST Submit inf or mation f or R eal Estate Dig est via email to ne wsdesk@c hronic leonline .com or f ax to 352-5633280, attention HomeF ront. Ne ws notes submitted without photos will not be r e printed if the photo is pro vided later Email high-r esolution JPEG (.jpg) photos to ne wsdesk@c hronic leonline .com, attn: HomeF ront. Dig est photos ar e k e pt on file f or futur e use T he Chronicle r eser v es the right to edit ne ws notes f or space and/or c larity F or details call the ne wsroom at 352-563-5660. See ATTIC/ Page E7 See 4-H/ Page E7 Amy DuncanYOUNG IDEAS Special to the ChronicleMaleah Williamson, left, and Abigail Hinkle, Junior 4-Hers, await the results of district events judging. RIGHT: This green vase is an example of silver deposit glass, and was likely produced between World War I and World War II. FAR RIGHT: This porcelain vase was likely produced in China between 75 and 100 years ago. It would probably sell for between $100 and $200.Special to the Chronicle ATTICContinued from Page E6 4-HContinued from Page E6

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By May, the abundant first flush of spring flowers such as Knock-Out roses and the spreading Verbenas have faded to hips and seed heads. Few flower clusters remain as plants try to mature seeds. Verbena spreads its stems to cover the ground. Leaf nodes in contact with the soil will readily send down roots and form a new plant that can be severed from the parent after a month or two. Gardeners who want more flowers and longerlasting flower periods must prune knowledgably. To promote more flowers, simply sit on a garden stool or cart and dead-head: snip off spent flowers before seeds develop. Many selected cultivated varieties may have sterile seed. Little Gem Magnolia will bloom much longer if reachable dead flowers are snapped off as they fade. Side shoots quickly form with new leaves to create denser foliage and more flowers. Energetic gardeners with large beds of the same species could carefully use a string trimmer. Bag the clippings to add to the compost pile. Encore azaleas, a patented, trademarked variety of Rhododendron, have finished their spring bloom period and can be pruned for form and density as soon as new stems have more than three sets of new leaves. Pinch the tips to remove the single growth shoot. New shoots will grow where leaves join the woody stem. Clusters of new stems are shorter and foliage much more dense. New shoots will start to flower at their tips by early September and continue until a killing frost. Four-week types of Azaleas like the Indian Formosas can also be heavily pruned for height and shape immediately after flowers fade in March. The cut stems soon produce three to five new shoots. When these have more than three sets of leaflets, each tip can be tip pinched to produce another cluster of new dense shoots. Flower buds start to form in June do not prune Indian Azaleas after June, for you will be cutting off next years flowers. Repeat blooming Fashion and Red Ruffle azaleas can also be pinched immediately after each spurt of flowers. The resulting shrub will have denser foliage and still repeat its flowering two or three times a year. Salmon-colored Fashion matures about 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet diameter. It has tiny leaves that turn burgundy in cold winter weather. Red Ruffle has leaves over an inch long and generally grows about 2 feet high by 3 feet diameter. Both can hold their place in the garden for 20 years or more without much care if the soil is humus-rich and retains moisture until the CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E5 E8SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE LARGEST SELECTION OF FORECLOSURES IN CITRUS COUNTY 000BFIQ 311 W. Main St., Inverness 352-726-5263 www.landmarkinverness.com HAVE YOU SEARCHED THE WORLD OVER FOR YOUR ONE TRUE LOVE? Are you tired of looking and just feel lost? Look no further, the answer to all your hopes can be found at 3101 S. Graymor Path Superspacious home with amazing details. End your day sipping wine on your pool lanai and watching the deer roam your over 2 acres. You can find paradise for ONLY $229,000. MLS# 353220 Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. CUTE & COZY WATERFRONT two story 3/2 home in charming Floral City Home has received some updating however more TLC is required to make the perfect fit. Home features a rear shed, decking, wood cabinets, and small dock. This home qualifies for the Homepath Renovation Mortgage. 11609 Salmon Dr. $69,000 .MLS #355351. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING SUGARMILL WOODS 3/2/2 pool home designed and decorated with exquisite taste! Home boasts custom pavers throughout the lanai and surrounding the Jacuzzi and waterfall, split & open floor plan, family room with warming fireplace, formal living room with view of pool, gourmet kitchen with roomy breakfast bar, custom shelving, decorator lights, interior laundry, tile roof, view of the 8th hole and topped off with a home warranty. An exceptional buy for ONLY $263,700! MLS #355303. 80 Cypress Blvd. W. Call Kim Fuller 352-212-5752 or Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598. LARGER THAN LIFE is this4600 sq. ft. contemporary design home featuring 4/3.5/2 PLUS a detached garage with an in-law suite. Make an offer. Short Sale. 8925 E. Gospel Island Rd. MLS #352873. $149,900 Call Jean CasseseAppt. Only 352-201-7034. REDUCED DREAM HOME! Incredible opportunity to make this 2003, 3/2/2 Citrus Hills home yours for ONLY $169,000! This amazing home offers its own private & serene tropical getaway with a professionally designed water garden on the screen enclosed lanai. Home boasts a split floor plan, cathedral & tray ceilings, formal dining, covered lanai, corian counters & wood cabinets, interior laundry, finished garage with tons of storage, rounded corners, plant shelving. Call ANYTIME & ANYDAY to view this home. You will not be disappointed! 564 Indigo. MLS #354230. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. OVER 2243 SQ. FT. OF LIVING SPACE in this 4/ 2 home. Nice quiet street, outbuildings, fireplace and more. This is a must see. MLS #355082. SUPER PRICE OF ONLY $77,900. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. REDUCED!!! Beautiful 2007, 3/2/1 home featuring split floor plan, wood cabinets, indoor laundry, French doors and neutral decor. $69,000 Move right in. 3097 E Porter St. MLS #354586. Call JeanCassese 352-201-7034. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP handyman special in fantastic Brookridge for ONLY $20,000! The hard part has been done....the home has been gutted and ready for you to remodel to make the perfect home! It is a sure fire easy way to customize all of your decor. Home features fencing, attached carport and side screen porch. MLS #354540. 9326 Scepter, Brooksville. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FABULOUS FEATURES!! Spacious 3/2.5 two story home with 2,736 sq. ft. of living. This home boast new interior paint & flooring, bonus room, interior laundry, pantry, appliances, wood cabinets, split & open floor plans, wood burning fireplace, Kinetico water system, crown molding, decorator lights, and nestled on 1.15 acres. ONLY $119,900 6840 Avocado. MLS #355374. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANTASTIC 2006 3/2/2 HOME LOCATED IN FABULOUS SUMMER GLEN FOR ONLY $99,900! Home boasts a rear screen porch, vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, plantation shutters, rounded corners, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, interior laundry...ready to move in! This action packed 55+ community features golfing, tennis, clubhouse, pool, playgrounds, fitness center. MLS #353795. 1702 SW 158th Call Tomika Spires Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. SUPER PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS FABULOUS HOME. New roof, great location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with Bonus room in garage. Caged inground pool on 2 acres MOL. Amazing find at ONLY $224,500 MLS #353220. Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW BREATHTAKING THIS HOME IS. From the minute you enter the foyer to the time you arrive at the tropical pool area you will be awed. So many upgrades and decorator touches t hroughout. This is one th at must be seen to be appreciated. Custom built is an understatement. 3/3/2 with 14 ft. ceilings. All d iscriminating buyers will appreciate the price of $599,000 Clearview Estates on Spend A Buck Dr MLS #340869. HOME SWEET HOME! Spacious split floor plan in this 3/2/2 home includes both living and family rooms. Built 1975, needs some updating but well maintained. 5291 E. Lambert Ln., Inverness $63,500 MLS #354515. Call Tonya Koch 352-613-6427 or Debbie Tannery 352-613-3983. ITS TIME TO LIVE THE WATERFRONT DREAM! Fannie Mae owned 2/2 waterfront condo in The Islands Home features living and family rooms, rear patio, breakfast bar, boat dock, and inside laundry. This fantastic waterfront community offers a large community pool, tennis courts, and recreational activities. 11358 Bayshore Dr. MLS #354826. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANNIE MAE OWNED 3/2/2 built in 2006 with 1,552 sq. ft. of living in a well maintained gated community. Home features a rear deck, lawn sprinklers, great room, dining area, breakfast bar, interior laundry with cabinets, pantry, landscaping and more. In need of some TLC but well worth it. MLS #355335. 8751 Fetterbush, Brooksville Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. NEW HOME & HOMESITE IN SUGARMILL WOODS Building Custom Homes throughout the Nature Coast 000BFXD SA VE MONEY BUILD NEW Of Citrus Inc. CBC049056 Hwy. 19, 4 1 2 miles south of Homosassa Springs. 8016 S. Suncoast Blvd. 352-382-4888 www.sweetwaterhomes.com swhsales@tampabay.rr.com 2011 2011 2011 2011 HOMEBUILDER NEW HOMES, VILLAS, REMODELS & COMMERCIAL Complete Package $ 199,800 6 Month Build Time 3/2/2 Smart gardeners know uses of pruning Jane WeberJANES GARDEN See JANE / Page E9 GOT A NEWS TIP? The Chronicle welcomes tips from readers about breaking news. Call the newsroom at 352563-5660, and be prepared to give your name, phone number and the address of the event. To submit story ideas for feature sections, call 352-563-5660 and ask for Nancy Kennedy. Again, be prepared to leave a detailed message. designer Kyle Schuneman of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles. Ready for your own crash-course in thinking vertically? Quinn, Schuneman and decordemon.com founder Brian Patrick Flynn offer tips on how to work effectively with the heights of furniture, draperies and decorative pieces:Maximize small spacesTo make a small or low room feel bigger, draw some vertical lines, says Schuneman. Hang the curtains all the way to the ceiling, not to where windows stop. Your eye visually feels like the space has been lifted, he says. Patterned wallpaper or painted stripes on a wall can also help do the trick. For tile bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes, Quinn suggests hanging rectangular subway-style wall tiles vertically, so they appear as tall, thin pieces. People normally use subway tiles horizontally, presenting them as short, wide rectangles.Bring intimacy to large spacesThe same principles work in reverse. You can bring a large room down to a more comfortable scale by adding horizontal lines through contrasting colors or added surfaces. A kitchen island with several levels will make a high-ceilinged kitchen feel cozier, says Quinn. To decorate a huge loft space recently, Schuneman used lower seating profiles for all the couches and side chairs, and that really kind of created a nook within a big space. It became a room within a room, perfect for intimate conversation.Play with lightLighting also can bring a large room down to size or add the impression of lift to lower ceilings. When spaces are tall, grounding them with pendant lights or chandeliers really makes a space seem more intimate, Flynn says. Quinn agrees: We notice hanging lights in relation to the heads of people standing in a room. Lights that hang within a few inches of the heads of your tallest guests will make even a very tall room feel warm and welcoming. For low-ceilinged rooms, try recessed ceiling lighting instead of hanging lights. Quinn suggests choosing smaller, pin-point recessed lights rather than the wider, can lights. The larger ones can make you feel as though a spotlight is bearing down on you. Another trick: If your ceiling lighting can be positioned, point lights toward the sides of the room rather than directly downward. This widens and opens up the space.Add dramaYou can have fun with height in bedrooms, Flynn says, even if the ceiling is low. I do this by playing with scale and proportion in relation to tall, architectural headboards or platform beds, he says. Similar to a giant chandelier in a grand entry, I love walking into a bedroom and being greeted by a statement bed. To keep a tall headboard from being too tall, I counterbalance it with hefty bedside chests, and either hanging pendant lamps above them, or by bringing in super-tall table lamps. Or use art to play with dimensions: A super wide, extra tall piece of art over a simple sofa in a living room can strike the perfect balance between the furnishings and the architecture, Flynn says.Create storageFurniture that extends to the ceiling can visually open up the space, but also give you all that storage youd lose otherwise, Schuneman says. So build custom cabinets all the way to the ceiling or choose pieces of furniture that reach as close to your ceiling as possible. People often use a cabinet that they already have, which doesnt reach the ceiling, and then try to add storage baskets on top, he says, instead of buying the right piece that taller piece from the beginning.Distract from a bad viewThe best places to use tall, vertical furnishings are in rooms where stellar views arent the main attraction, says Flynn. I wouldnt be quick to do high-back, Hollywood Regency chairs along a floorto-ceiling glass wall in a Manhattan high-rise overlooking Central Park. If youve made the right decisions about height, Schuneman says, then you can fill a space with furnishings without feeling overcrowded. It sounds counterintuitive, he says. But the more furniture you put into a space, it does actually open up the space. It shows how usable it is. VERTICALContinued from Page E4 KIMCOOK For The Associated PressSome of us are shower people, and some are bathers. But theres a way to be both, as the Japanese discovered centuries ago when they developed the ofuro, or soaking tub. Traditionally, the Japanese get clean with a shower or hand bath and then step into an ofuro, a deep tub full of clean hot water. These tubs are often large enough that several family members can have a communal soak. Its considered a relaxing and important ritual. The idea has caught on here, and there are now several manufacturers making ofuro tubs suitable for one bather or a couple. Usually about 27 inches deep, the tubs typically have built-in seats, and often a grab bar. Theyre available in acrylic, composite, wood, even stainless steel and copper. Diamond Spas/Associated PressIn this undated handout photo released by Diamond Spas, a stainless steel elliptical soakingtub from Diamond Spas is situated amongst white river rocks in a sleek, Asian-inspired tiled bath as shown. Soaking tubs offer Zen-like experience SOURCES www.wooden tubs.com Hinoki tubs, $5,280 and up. www.hollyrickert design.com. www.cabuchon .com Ficore tubs made in Lancaster, England. www.kallista.com Perfect Deep Soak tub, $1,695 and up. www.homedepot .com Kohlers Greek tub, $1,085. www.diamond spas.com stainless steel and copper baths. See TUBS / Page E9

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Here are the steamy details on some options, and what you should consider before adding one to your home: Wooden tubs: Bill Finlay owns Sea Otter Woodworks in Haynes, Alaska. While hed been making outdoor hot tubs for a few years, he made his first ofuro at the request of a business associate, and that sparked an interest in perfecting the craft. I made a couple of fact-finding trips to Japan, then developed my own techniques, he says. Finlay makes the Hinoki Ofuro in a couple of sizes, suitable for one or two people. The material is an aromatic cypress native to Japan; the resin is bacteriaand rot-resistant and withstands humidity. The citrusy fragrance is a common aromatherapy component. Acrylic and composite tubs: Wykoff, N.J.-based bath designer Holly Rickert recently won an industry award for a design that incorporated an English soaking tub into a Japanese-style bath. One of her clients was of Japanese heritage, and had given her some brochures from Japanese hot spring spas. She placed the tub, Cabuchons curvy Pleasance Plus model, on a bed of river rocks in front of a window with forest views. My aim was to replicate the ofuro experience for her, says Rickert. Made of a proprietary solid composite called Ficore, Cabuchons tubs arent heavy. The maker says they retain heat better than most acrylics, dont chip and can be custom colored. Kohler makes the Greek acrylic soaking tub, a 4-foot-long, 23-inchdeep, one-person bath well-suited to a smaller bathroom. Kallistas Perfect Deep Soak bathtub has two raised corner seats at different heights. Metal tubs: Diamond Spas in Frederick, Colo., welds recycled copper and stainless steel into tubs that are lined with foam insulation, then buffed to a nice Old World finish. Like kitchen pans, the copper tubs can be left to develop a patina, or rendered shiny with a polishing compound. Soaking tubs arent as complicated to install as you might think. If youre putting in a smaller, oneor two-person tub, youll actually use less water than a conventional tub. But a four-person version can hold a lot of water close to 250 gallons, compared to around 50 for a conventional tub. So floor joists need to be able to hold the weight of the water, not just the tub. Also, make sure youll be able to get the tub sideways through doorways. Many tubs come with an overflow failsafe built in, but you should have a drain in the bathroom floor as well. The river rock bed is an attractive way to hide a draining floor system, but you can also tile the bathroom floor and install a drain. Youll need lots of good hot water, so upgrade your system, and consider an inline heater that continuously reheats the full tub. There are jetted options for many of these models, if youd prefer some bubbles with your soak. MELISSARAYWORTH For The Associated PressWhen we furnish a room, many of us carefully measure to be sure the couch isnt too wide or the dining room table too long. We draw a horizontal map, determined to fit everything in without crowding. But design experts do something more: They think vertically. Kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn, principal of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio in Atlanta, says that as designers learn to sketch room layouts in design school, they discover the impact of the vertical and horizontal lines that furnishings and architecture create. For example, a homeowner might not realize that a dark countertop contrasting with lighter cabinets underneath will create a horizontal line across the room, making the ceiling feel lower and the kitchen smaller. One of the main reasons that clients hire designers is that grasping scale can be difficult, says interior In the past we have talked about the facts and consequences of tree topping. Unfortunately, topping continues to be a common practice, despite the efforts of various anti-topping advertising campaigns. A survey questionnaire was sent out to gain insight into homeowners motivations and knowledge of the consequences of topping. Results indicated that topping is viewed more favorably by less-informed homeowners. There are other means of reducing the height of a tree. The fact remains that good pruning practice rarely removes more than one quarter of the crown which, in turn, does not interfere with the ability of a trees leafy crown to manufacture food. Topping removes so much of the crown that it upsets an older trees well-developed crown-to-root ratio, and temporarily cuts off its food making ability. A topped tree is a disfigured tree. The large stubs of a topped tree have a difficult time forming callus. It also prevents the trees chemically based natural defense system from doing its job. The epicormic growth of a topped tree is more weakly attached than a limb that develops more normally thereby making the tree much more of a hazard than before. Once a tree is topped, it is robbed of its beauty, grace and health.Kerry Kreider is a practicing arborist and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, a tree preservationist and president of Action Tree Service. You can reach him at 352-726-9724 or action proarborist@yahoo.com. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012E9 E4SUNDAY, MAY13, 2012 CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. LIVING ON THE W A TER! This classic contemporary pool home is the right setting for living the Florida lifestyle. Open and airy with the plantation shutters dif fusing the sunlight. 190 ft. of seawall gives you plenty of room to dock all the water toys imaginable! MLS # 354435 $489,000 V isit my website at: www .myflorida-house.com REAL T OR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com GIT T A BAR TH 000BFIG 3560 N WOODG A TE DR. THE GLEN Enjoy the Florida Lifestyle! Maintenance free living in this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage villa located in The Glen, a 55+ community surrounded by nature, close to shopping, dining, medical. The home is in perfect condition, ready for you to move in, relax on your front porch and watch the wildlife in the lar ge greenbelt! MLS #350097 $54,000 115 N. LEGION TERR. CITRUS HILLS Enjoy nature with mature oak trees and nice landscaping in beautiful Citrus Hills!! Situated on a one acre corner lot, this 3BR, 3BA home with screened in pool and patio area of fers you the privacy you want!! Everything is very well maintained. New roof 5/2009. Just bring your suitcase and move right in! MLS #346203 $175,000 7080 DUV AL ISL AND DR. FL ORAL CITY Incredible V istas open waterfront on Lake T sala Apopka, beautiful landscaped yard with waterfall and pond, a dock for your boat to go fishing this 3/2/1 pool home on 0.5 acre of fers the lifestyle and privacy you deserve. It can be your paradise. MLS #351008 $239,000 3644 E. L AKE TODD DR. ARBOR L AKES Beautiful 2/2/1 home in gated 55+ community on Lake T sala Apopka. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, tile floors, a spacious patio and the yard even has room for a pool! MLS #353089 $116,000 1432 SEA T TLE SLEW INVERNESS Positioned to enjoy the stunning sunsets and catch the breezes this 3/2.5/2 home in the prestigious gated community of Belmont Hills comes with upgrades like hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and an impressive porch for entertaining. It can be yours. MLS #351012 $215,000 SOLD S O L D GRAB THIS BARG AIN! T ake a look at this magnificent 4+/4/5 Country Estate on 10+ acre and take a 360 interactive virtual tour at www .mycountrydreamhome.com. MLS# 350369. $565,000 38 HAWTHORNE CYPRESS VILLAGE Fabulous Sweetwater 3/2/2 home on culde-sac! Move-in ready condition. All neutral colors and sparkling clean! Conveniently located to the new shopping center and Suncoast Parkway. MLS 353832 $149,000 S O L D NEW 000BF9M REAL TY Mic helle Klemm Cell 352-228-1440 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700 2/2/2 VILLA. MO VE-IN READ Y Mint condition, lots of room. Must See! Make an offer. Cypress Blvd. (L) on Seagrape, first villa on left. $112,000 or best offer. 1 Fairwood Ct. mls# 354818 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE 1645 W est Main Street Inver ness, FL 34450 and Centur y 2 1 R eal Es t a t e Cor por ation Equal Housing Oppor tunity INDEPENDENTL Y O W NED AND OPERA TED KAREN E. MOR T ON (352) 726-6668 (352) 212-7595 TOLL FREE 1-800-543-9163 Hall of Fame Centurion Member E-mail: kemorton@tampabay.rr.com Website: karenemorton.com 0008SQK CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE CENTURY 21 J .W MORT ON REAL EST A TE 000BFWK 2 5 A CRES FL ORAL CITY 2 Cr ack er st yle homes T uck ed back in the w oods behind the wild f erns this pr opert y off er s man y possibilities P aper subdivision should allo w f or subdividing int o smaller tr acts R oad fr ontage on High w a y 48 and Daniels R oad. The main home has 2 bedr ooms with bright and cheery sun-r oom, PL US st orm c ellar!! Lar ge pole barn. MLS 3 5 52 46 $2 9 3 000 FL ORAL CITY 4 A CRE POOL HOME 3 bedr ooms 2 baths lar ge eat -in kit chen with c orner windo w o v erlooking Lak e C onsuela, G REA T ROOM WITH FIREPLA C E, den/ offic e v olume c eilings thr oughout. Incr edible mast er suit e with c orner fir eplac e and elegant bath.beautiful oaks t o w er o v er this beaut y MLS 3 5 52 31 $2 5 9 9 00 DUPLEX INVERNESS 100% r ent ed, each unit 2 bedr oom 1 bath with 1 car gar age and laundry ar ea. Cit y w at er and se w er Gr eat location close t o cit y c on v enienc es OFFERED A T $119 900 MLS 3 5 313 7 GREENBRIAR C ONDO 2 bedr oom 2 bath FULL Y FURNISHED with carport Spotless and sparkling, all applianc es eas y location t o heat ed s wimming pool. R e ady f or immediat e oc cupancy Gr eat plac e t o park y our seasonal visit or s while in v e sting in this Buy er s mark et!! $68,500 MLS SNO WBIRDS DONT LEA VE WITHOUT BUYING THIS GREA T W A TERFRONT SEASONAL Locat ed only min. fr om In v erness this charming 2BR CBS home f e atur es ne w kit. and applianc es ne w B A, metal r o of FL rm., gar ., c entr al heat and air all on beautiful f enc ed homesit e on the canal t o the main lak e BUYER W ARRANTY INCL UDED $79 000 Call Quade F e eser 30 2 7 6 99 MRS. CLEAN LIVES HERE Spotless and sparkling 2BR 2B A, f am. rm./ den, FL rm., tile floor s lar ge mast er suit e Gr eat floor plan that flo w s PL US additional lot in r e ar with W OOD W ORKING SHOP AND E QUIP BLDG A c c e ss t o back str eet. Gr eat Priv acy OK t o park mot or home or boat. PRICE REDUCED NO W $ 9 5 900 MLS #354416 R EDUCED REDUCED WITHLA C OOCHEE RIVER B A S S BITING A T Y OUR B A CK DOOR! Nestled under the majestic oaks this Florida 2 st ory 2 000 sq. f t stilt home is a fishermans dr eam. Spotless and sparkling, this home f e atur es OPEN GREA T ROOM WITH beautiful st one fir eplac e fully equipped updat ed kit chen. CA GED INGROUND POOL, lots and lots of st or age W ORKSHOP MO VE -IN READ Y Additional lot optional f or $12 5 000 PROUDL Y OFFERED A T $2 98, 900 MLS #3 5417 0 NEW LIS TING FLORAL CITY 2 Bedroom, 1 ba th remodeled mobile on .48 acres with DEEDED LAKE ACCESS. Detached 26 x 20 gara ge Plus 25 x 15 Florida room. 9 x 24 screen porch. City wa ter Grea t sno wbird esca pe. MLS #350832 ONL Y $39,900 NEW LIS TING INVES TMENT PROPER TY HAMPTON HILLS Nestled under the oaks this 3BR, 3BA home sho ws like a model. Stunning wood floors in the grea t room with large picture windo w opening the formal dining area. Large ea t-in kitchen, large bedrooms, lots of stora ge, PLUS ca ged INGROUND HEA TED SWIMMING POOL. One acre. MLS #353549. $184,900 REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED INVERNESS GOLF AND COUNTR Y CLUB W a terfront home C heck the space in the 3 bedroom 2 ba th open floor plan design with over 2100 sq. ft of living area G rea t home for entertaining or active family living 3 B r 2 ba th 2 car gara ge L oca ted on canal just one block from the c l ub house. W here else can you fish and golf in the same neighborhood??? MLS #349550 $199,900 GOLFING & FISHIN G REDUCED PRICE! Multi-Million Dollar Realtor Cell: (352) 634-4346 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700x309 000BFR8 See V ir t ual T our s @ www .r esalehomes4u.com REAL TY GAIL COOPER Alw ays T her e F or Y ou E-mail me: homes4u3@mindspring.com MOM WILL L O VE THIS GET A W A Y! 2 / 2 *r ar e* end unit single s t ory c ondo Opens to the #3 green on Cypress Hardwood flooring in dining/Great Room Updated tiled kitchen w/stainless steel Sold *as is* with furnishings included Home warranty for the buyers #3 54 15 9 $66,000 HOME W ARRANTY FOR BUYERS! 3/2/2 solar heated pool home Kitchen updated w/Corian & Maple cabinetry 16 tile new roof in 2006 New pool cage in 2011 new pump 2009 Extra large side entry garage Guest rooms have pocket door for privacy #3 54060 $142,500 HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER S MOTHER S MOTHER S DAY DAY DAY 000BG0E EXIT Realty Leaders 352-7 94-0888 352-527 -1 1 1 2 Gene Wade SPECTACULAR FOUR BEDROOM HOME in lovely Crystal Oaks subdivision. Inviting, open floor plan with a view of the pool from nearly every room! Home boasts two master suites, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining area, living room, and family room. This home has been lovingly maintained and is move-in ready! Lots of storage and plenty of room to grow. Come live the Florida lifestyle! Seller provided Home Warranty! Call 888-303-6405 Property Code 9415 for more details. WWW.467NTurkeypineloop.info REDUCED!!! $132,777 2Bd/2.5Bath/ Den/2Car Pointe Vista Nestled in the heart of T erra V ista youll find a uniquely private enclave called Pointe V ista. This impressive collection of 12 carefree carriage 000BF91 Detached V illa 3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside V illas T erra V ista Maintenance Free V illa. Popular Lantana Model. Open floor plan features formal dining, breakfast bar and the 3rd bedroom can be used for an office or den. Driveway finished with pavers for nice curb appeal. W ell maintained. MLS#353077 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $219,000 Single F amily/4Bd/2.5 Bath/3Car/W oodside Spectacular Cordova model loaded with upgrades, including Granite countertops in your beautiful Gourmet Kitchen, custom window treatments and gorgeous lighting fixtures. Formal Dining and Living areas plus a large family room give great spaces for entertaining. Enjoy a relaxing retreat on your extended screened Lanai with Shoji Hot T ub. All this plus a 3+ car garage with a separate golf cart entrance. MLS#353844 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $359,000 Detached Villa/3Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas Beautifully landscaped enhanced maintenance free villa. Recently painted inside and out this home features custom surround sound, Kitchen Aid appliances, designer lighting fixtures, and so much more all situated in a great location at Terra Vista of Citrus Hills. MLS#353555 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,000 W oodview Home/3Bd/2Bath/2Car T erra V ista Great Price W ont last long. Nice unfurnished home in T erra V ista. 3bd-2Bath-2Car Garage. Screened in Lanai with privacy All of this comes with the Citrus Hills Social Club Membership including our fabulous BellaV ita Fitness Center #1205