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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.
Inverness, Fla
Publication Date: 05-20-2012
Copyright Date: 2006
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INSIDE MAY 20, 2012 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOLUME 117 ISSUE 287 $1 CITRUS COUNTY Triple Crown? Ill Have Another wins at Preakness /B1 NATIONAL TREND: Farm cafsFarms branch out into eatery business as interest grows in locally grown food./ HomeFrontwww.chronicleonline.com Annies Mailbox......A12 Classifieds................D6 Crossword..............A12 Editorial....................C2 Entertainment..........B6 Horoscope................B6 Lottery Numbers......B4 Lottery Payouts........B6 Movies....................A12 Obituaries................A6 Together..................A14 INDEX SUNDAYHIGH 86 LOW 58 Partly cloudy today and tonight. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. PAGE A4 TODAY & Monday morning TOMORROW: Get grammar Your or youre? Alot or a lot? High school English teachers set the record straight for Nancy Kennedy./ Monday COMING UP COMMENTARY: Good, bad Guest writer Gary Kuhl details water-use legislation./ Page C1 OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE C2 Its frightening to think what could have happened had the tipster not called in with the concern. BUSINESS: Private man At age 28, CEO Mark Zuckerbergs Facebook story is a study in contrasts./ Page D1 LOCAL NEWS: Public view Food bank, pantry host open house in Homosassa./ Page A3 EXCURSIONS: Footloose Heres how to travel 25,000 miles without a penny./ Page A11 Deutschman in anti-testing rebellion M IKE W RIGHT Staff WriterINVERNESS Pat Deutschman gets so angry she could spit. Deutschman, the 14-year veteran member of the Citrus County School Board, works herself into a frenzy when she discusses Floridas standardized testing system. Deutschman believes rigorous testing impacts students she calls them kids, regardless of age so negatively that the impact is sometimes felt immediately and in other cases may not be known for years. Ive been arguing about this for a long time, she said. This is nothing new. Her basic gripe: It is unreasonable to use one 80-minute test to determine whether a child has grasped the basic skills in reading, writing, math and other areas of learning. Kids are the victims of all this testing, Deutschman said. She isnt the only one upset. Deutschman is part of a small but growing number of statewide educators who are rising up against standardized testing. She joined a fivecounty task force, spearheaded by Orange County School Board member Rick Roach, that has studied the intricacies of standardized testing and come away with many recommendations. Much of the venom is aimed at the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, which thirdgraders must pass to move to the fourth grade and high school sophomores must pass to graduate. But there are other gnawing tests as well. PERT Post Secondary Education Readiness Test is for high school juniors, who must take remediation courses if they fail the test whether they plan to attend college or not. High school students must also take end-ofcourse (EOC) exams in several subjects. Regardless of the students grade throughout the year, he or she cannot get credit for the class without passing the end-ofcourse exam. Then there was news last week that FCAT writing scores were so low the percentage of fourthand eighth-graders passing MORE INSIDE School board member Pat Deutschman sums up the year./ Page C1 Rollback of FCAT scoring sparks debate./ Page A5 Pat Deutschman member of the Citrus County School Board. See REBELLION / Page A8 Fore lack of rain MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Mike Trudel, left, chips a golf ball from a grassy area normally several feet deep with water. The dry canal is behind the home of James J.R. Chasser, right, north of Hernando. Hernando homeowner makes golf course from dry canal bed N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff Writer HERNANDO J R. Chasser doesnt have to worry about a water hazard on his new golf course. Right now the only trouble is, Ive got armadillos digging up my fairway, he said. Chasser recently converted the dried-out canal off his boat dock formerly the water in his waterfront property into a golf course, complete with putting green, fairway and tall grass hazard. We named the course Once Upon A Time Lake Golf Course, he said as gave a tour of his innovative answer to the droughtstricken area. While amenities such as a clubhouse and golf carts are woefully lacking, Chasser gets an A for creativity in an otherwise discouraging situation. You have to have a sense of humor about this, he said, referring to the drought that has dried up many of the areas waterways. My wife says Im making lemonade out of lemons. Chasser got the idea for a makeshift golf course when, after the canal dried up, the grass and vegetation became overgrown, as high as the dock. He merely wanted to cut it away. However, once he cut it short, he noticed it made a nice place to practice his golf swing. One thing led to another, and before long he had two holes set up with flags in them and neighbors coming by to play or watch from the grandstand the dock or to laugh. What can you do when theres no rain? he said. Its like we have a big umbrella over Hernando. Itll rain in Inverness; itll rain in Ocala, but it wont rain here. According to information from Southwest Florida Water Management District, last years rain level was 39.69 inches. Rainfall from drought year 2007 was 44.92, and G-8 summit begins Obama sees emerging consensus Associated PressCAMP DAVID, Md. Confronting an economic crisis that threatens them all, President Barack Obama and leaders of other world powers on Saturday declared their governments must both spark growth and cut the debt that has crippled the European continent and put investors worldwide on edge. Theres now an emerging consensus that more must be done to promote growth and job creation right now, Obama proclaimed after hosting unprecedented economic talks at Camp David, his secluded and highly secure mountaintop retreat. Seeking a second term amid hard economic times, Obama hailed a debate heading in the direction he likes, with nations now talking of ways to spark their economies instead of just slashing spending. Yet there were no bold prescriptions at hand. Instead, leaders seemed intent on trying to inspire confidence by agreeing on a broad strategy no matter their differences. With all of them facing their own difficult political realities, they built some sovereign wiggle room into their pledge to take all necessary steps, saying the right measures are not the same for each of us. Obama played international host as Europes debt crisis threatens to drag down the U.S. recovery and his own political future, underscoring the stakes for him in Expert: Murder suspect competent, ready for trial A.B. SIDIBE Staff WriterINVERNESS It appears accused murderer and carjacker Jennifer Marino is on the competent side of the pendulum of psychosis and reasonable normalcy, according to a forensic psychologist. During a hearing Friday to determine Marinos mental competency before Circuit Judge Ric Howard, psychologist Harry Krop said in his opinion, as of today, she is competent and ready to proceed. Krop had met with Marino 45 minutes before the hearing. Krop testified to the ebbs and flows of Marinos competency dating back to October 2010 when he first examined her. Krop said Marino suffers bouts of hallucination and paranoia and would appear competent at one meeting and would decompensate at another. Decompensation is when someone who has an illness or condition they have been compensating for with medications, treatment and other strategies begins to show symptoms again. Whenever I give an opinion that she is competent, I always add that she may decompensate, Krop said. See TRIAL / Page A8 Jennifer Marino is brought into Judge Ric Howards courtroom Friday for a competency hearing. Marino was found competent to stand trial for first-degree murder and carjacking. A.B. SIDIBE /Chronicle See FORE / Page A8 See SUMMIT / Page A7 My wife says Im making lemonade out of lemons. J.R. Chasser waterfront property owner in Hernando

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Associated PressMIAMI For freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising GOP figure seen as a possible Mitt Romney running mate, there are questions about whether potential vulnerabilities in his personal and political background might hold him back. The 40-year-old Florida lawmaker has close ties to a colleague accused of questionable financial dealings. He once was enmeshed in a controversy over the use of the state partys credit card for his personal expenses. Since emerging on the national political scene, he has faced increased personal scrutiny. There are conflicting details about his parents immigration from Cuba and his recently disclosed ties to the Mormon faith. The effect of those issues on his political fortunes is the subject of debate in Republican circles in Washington, Florida and elsewhere as the Cuban-American senator with solid conservative credentials works to raise his profile beyond his home state and possibly position himself for a national role. Marco Rubio is a huge star in the Republican Party in much the same way that Barack Obama was in the Democratic Party between his convention speech in 2004 and his candidacy for the president, said Steve Schmidt, a top adviser to GOP Sen. John McCains 2008 presidential campaign. There are a lot of pluses when you look at Marco Rubio as a potential vice presidential candidate, but there are also unknowns. Rubio frequently is mentioned by Republican insiders as an attractive candidate to be Romneys vice presidential pick, partly because the GOP needs to attract Hispanic voters in pivotal states such as Nevada and Florida. Rubio denies any interest in the No. 2 spot this year, but hes working hard to stay in the national spotlight. He recently gave a major foreign policy address in Washington. Hes talking about writing a bill to allow some young illegal immigrants to remain and work in the country without citizenship. Next month, hell release a memoir. The country is only just starting to get to know Rubio and his political vulnerabilities, though Florida residents know both well. Both Rubios ties with U.S. Rep. David Rivera, a fellow GOP freshman who now is facing a federal probe into tax evasion, and the state party credit card matter surfaced during Rubios 2010 Senate campaign. While they didnt have much effect, that doesnt mean they would get a pass on the national stage. Gov. Scott heads to Spain TALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to Spain for a four-day trip where he will tout the Sunshine State as a good place to do business. Scott leaves Sunday for Madrid with a group of more than 60 people that includes First Lady Ann Scott, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Secretary of State Ken Detzner as well as executives from Florida Power & Light and Florida Crystals Corporation. Fictitious hurricane heads for Tampa TALLAHASSEE A fictitious hurricane is heading for Tampa Bay. Hurricane Gispert next week will test Floridas ability to respond to a storm hitting the region during what state officials describe as a special event with increased population. Tampa, in fact, is hosting such an event, the Republican National Convention, at the height of the hurricane season in August. The annual statewide hurricane exercise will be Monday through Thursday. The imaginary hurricane is named for former Hillsborough County Emergency Management Director Larry Gispert, who retired last year.No confirmation on chemical at airportFORT LAUDERDALE Broward County authorities continue to investigate the unknown chemical that closed a terminal at Fort LauderdaleHollywood International Airport. Sheriffs Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles told The Associated Press on Saturday the source has not yet been confirmed, calling it an ongoing investigation. Airport spokesman Greg Meyer said earlier it appeared to have been an aerosol can that exploded in someones luggage. Terminal two was evacuated for about two hours Friday as technicians investigated. A2 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 B C H V 000B7LY 000BC8A 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 000BFI6 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 The Week IN REVIEW Editors note: Top stories for the week of May 13-19 include unwelcome guests and a fond farewell Not incognito It was that old familiar voice, those distinctive dreadlocks and a pair of snazzy sneakers that landed a man in jail last weekend after a home invasion/robbery along with aggravated assault with a firearm. The suspect and a sidekick reportedly went to a Beverly Hills home in the wee hours with black Tshirts pulled up over their snouts. However, one suspect had reportedly worn the same outfit over to the same residence earlier in the night sans the T-shirton-face fashion in what was said to be a prescription-drugobtainment encounter. The suspects return engagement, authorities allege, was a quest for more drugs, along with money, which they got during their gun-wielding escapade along with Nintendo discs. When authorities followed the leads, the reportedly-robbed resident relayed, they found the suspect at home, along with those snazzy black and red sneakers. Anyone with tips about the sidekicks identity, is asked to call the sheriffs office.Wrecked restaurantThe Front Porch restaurant in Dunnellon has a lot to offer. Fortunately, it doesnt offer much of anything on Mondays. And it was while the restaurant was closed last Monday that an out-ofcontrol motorist came crashing into the eatery with his Ford Explorer after sideswiping another vehicle. In addition to causing extensive damage to the restaurant, the driver of the sideswiped vehicle had to be extricated and airlifted out for medical treatment. Moments prior to the crash sequence, the Explorer clipped yet another vehicle while in the process of passing during the trip up U.S. 41. Fortunately, the injuries werent life-threatening and, also fortunately, the owner of the 27-year-old establishment has vowed to fix things up and get back to the business of serving great food. Surprise, surprise A flash and a bang accompanied sunrise for a trio of Crystal River folks. There to greet the residents Wednesday morning were sheriffs SWAT team members and other law enforcement types. The press was invited along. Apparently the home where the trio dwells a mom, her adult daughter and the daughters adult boyfriend had been under surveillance for the past couple of months. There were alleged undercover drug buys there, members of the trio had been linked with other regional drug activity, and there were drugs found and each faces conspiracy-related crimes. All the best There will be a big void upon the conclusion of Lecanto Highs graduation Tuesday. Thats when Principal Kelly Tyler will conclude his 38 years as an educator. Hes a great leader. The teachers respect him, LHS assistant principal Doug Connors said, embellishing on the big void observation. The farm boy-turnededucator has held dearly to his roots while climbing the academic ladder. In his early professional years, he taught agriculture at Williston High School. In the early 1980s he started the ag program at Lecanto High, with his students earning a host of state awards through the years. He was assistant principal for a year then spent a stretch as district director of vocational education. Ive always been partial to vocational education. Its something I believe in, Tyler said in a recent interview. But former Superintendent David Hickey had a different position in mind. That was 11 years ago, when Principal Tyler took the helm of Lecanto High School. They say some people leave their footprint, incoming principal Jeff Davis said. Hes truly left a heart print. State BRIEFS From wire reports Associated Press In this undated file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio, left, talks to reporters as David Rivera, Republican candidate for Congress, right, looks on in Miami. Background in question

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Around THE COUNTY Womans club to offer forum The GFWC Crystal River Womans Club will sponsor a public forum from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, to provide city updates for the citizens of Crystal River. Crystal River City Manager Andy Houston will talk about the proposed redevelopment of Crystal River, Three Sisters Springs and other city issues, at the GFWC Crystal River Womans Clubhouse, 320 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. SOWW committee to meet May 21 The Citrus 20/20 Inc. Save Our Waters Week Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, in Room 219, Lecanto Government Center, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, off County Road 491. The purpose of the meeting is to plan and coordinate activities for Citrus Countys 17th annual Save Our Waters Week, Sept. 14 to 22. All interested organizations and individuals are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. For more information, call Lace Blue-McLean at 352344-5955. National Public Works Week proclaimedCitrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation at their regular meeting May 8 to the Department of Public Works proclaiming May 20 through May 26 as National Public Works Week in Citrus County. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SpaceX rocket launch aborted Associated PressCAPE CANAVERAL A new private supply ship for the International Space Station remained stuck on the ground Saturday after rocket engine trouble led to a last-second abort of the historic flight. All nine engines for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life Saturday morning. But with a mere half-second remaining before liftoff, the onboard computers automatically shut everything down. So instead of blasting off on a delivery mission to the space station, the rocket stayed on its launch pad amid a plume of engine exhaust. Even NASAs most seasoned launch commentator was taken off-guard. Three, two, one, zero and liftoff, announced commentator George Diller, his voice trailing as the rocket failed to budge. Weve had a cutoff. Liftoff did not occur. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said that high combustion chamber pressure in engine No. 5 was to blame and that technicians would conduct an inspection later in the day. If the engine needs to be replaced, a spare is available. Tuesday is the earliest that SpaceX can try again to send its cargo-laden Dragon capsule to the space station. The California-based company formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is targeting every few days for a launch attempt to save fuel in case of rendezvous problems at the space station. Wednesday also could be a launch option. This was the first launch attempt by the several private U.S. companies hoping to take over the job of delivering cargo and eventually astronauts to the space station for NASA. Only governments have accomplished that to date: the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan. NASA is looking to the private sector, in this postshuttle era, to get American astronauts launching again from U.S. soil. SpaceX officials said that could happen in as little as three years, possibly four. Several other companies are in the running. An estimated 1,000 SpaceX and NASA guests poured into the launching area in the wee hours of Saturday, hoping to see firsthand the start of this new commercial era. They left disappointed. The abort was especially disheartening given the perfect weather and the absence of any earlier countdown problems. Shotwell was asked by a reporter whether she considered Saturdays abort a failure. This is not a failure, she said. We aborted with purpose. It would be a failure if we were to have lifted off with an engine trending in this direction. She added: The software did what it was supposed to do with the engine shutdown. Everyone around town, at least, is rooting for a successful flight. Go SpaceX, read the sign outside Cape Canaveral City Hall. Until NASAs space shuttles retired last summer, the sign had urged on the launches of Discovery, Endeavour and, finally, Atlantis. Those ships are now relegated to museums. Late last month, SpaceX conducted a test firing of the nine first-stage rocket engines at the pad. Each engine including No. 5 was rock solid, Shotwell said. Banking on community DAVE SIGLER/Chronicle The Community Food Bank of Citrus County will operate out of one of the buildings on the property. Board President John Marmish left, talks to board member Gregg Barber, right, about what needs to happen next to move the project closer to completion. S HEMIR W ILES Staff WriterHOMOSASSA What began as nearly 5 acres of untouched land off Cardinal Street has transformed into a facility that will help feed the hungry of Citrus County. A number of people turned out Saturday to attend the open house at the new Community Food Bank of Citrus County and We Care Food Pantry warehouses. The $1.2 million project has been in the making for four years. A great deal has been accomplished thanks to the communitys support and the generosity of a number of donors. Nevertheless, Diane Toto, president of We Care, contends there is still much work to be done before she can become fully operational. According to John Marmish, president of the Community Food Bank of Citrus County board of directors, roughly $116,000 still needs to be raised to finish both warehouses. If she can secure the money, Toto said We Care could open up as early as June. Marmish anticipates the Community Food Bank of Citrus County would then open shortly after. While providing a tour of both facilities, Toto explained how her group and the Community Food Bank of Citrus County are separate entities, but are working together for the ultimate goal: fighting hunger so no one goes hungry in Citrus County. The idea is We Care will continue to feed its clients on the west side of the county while the Community Food Bank of Citrus County will provide food to various agencies that feed the needy all over the county. The 7,200-square-foot warehouses may be identical in size, but on the inside, each operation is furnished differently. While the community food bank houses mainly rooms to store and sort food, We Cares facility is the home of two impressive refrigeration and freezer units that can store thousands of pounds of perishable food. A large amount of the food will come from local supermarkets and from Feeding America food banks in Tampa and Land O Lakes, Marmish explained. There will also be food drives, and Marmish hopes to enlist the help of local farmers in donating fresh produce. In addition to food, Marmish said the community food bank is looking for volunteers and ways to raise funds to purchase items like freezers, refrigerators and scales. Joe Palazzi, a volunteer at the We Care Food Pantry in Old Homosassa, said it was his first time at the distribution center, and he was impressed with the entire facility. Charles Baldi with St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa called the distribution center amazing. This is big, he said. You read about it, but seeing it is another thing. In the future, he said he hopes to do business with Toto in receiving food for the churchs pantry and donating when the church has a surplus. Looking at the buildings around her, Toto took some time to revel briefly in the success of seeing the two warehouses moving closer to completion. Weve come a long way, she said.Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or swiles@ chronicleonline.com. Food bank, pantry host open house Saturday in Homosassa Stroke event Tuesday Special to the ChronicleThe second annual Stroke Awareness Fair, hosted by Citrus Memorial Health System, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Lutheran Church, 1900 W. State Road 44, Inverness. The first 50 people will receive a free cholesterol test. Also those attending can have their blood pressure checked and receive a glucose screening. The public in encouraged to attend to learn about stroke prevention and recovery, warning signs, lifestyle changes and risk reduction. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every year, about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 185,000 people who survive a stroke go on to have another. Every four minutes someone dies from a stroke. In 2010, stroke cost the United States an estimated $53.9 billion, which includes the cost of health care services, medications and missed days of work. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Campaign TRAIL 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. The Nature Coast Republican Club and Citrus Republican Womens Club are sponsoring the following forums at 9 a.m. at 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. Jimmie T. Smith Republican incumbent for state House District 34, will speak at the Citrus County Tea Party Patriots meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Womens Club, 1715 Forest Drive, Inverness. The group will have a forum June 30 for sheriffs candidates. Angela Vick, Republican for clerk of court, will have a fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Realtors Association of Citrus County, 714 S. Scarboro Ave., Lecanto. Information: 352-302-8319. 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. T he Campaign Trail is a listing of political happenings for the 2012 election season. Send events or campaign fundraisers to Mike Wright at mwright@chronicleonline.com. Citrus Memorial hosting Boaters missing off Hudson Beach Special to the ChronicleHUDSON BEACH Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) rescue teams continue to search for five possible distressed boaters last heard hailing mayday on Saturday two miles north of Hudson Beach. Watchstanders at Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday relay at 1 a.m. Saturday, from a commercial shrimp facility. The reporting source received several mayday calls on VHF Channel 9 from a vessel two miles north and five miles west of Hudson Beach. The distressed boaters two adults and three children claimed to be taking on water after striking a rock. Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders immediately launched a boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response boat Medium from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, and an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater. Rescue crews are saturating an area between Hernando Beach and Hudson Beach. Currently assisting in the search are rescue vessels from FWC, two Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels, a 25-foot small boat from Station Sand Key and a Jayhawks aircrew. The mayday relay was reported on VHF channel 9; all mariners need to utilize VHF channel 16 for hailing and distress, said Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Davis, operations unit controller at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. All five boaters are reported to be wearing their life jackets. If anyone has any information regarding the incident or missing boaters in the area, contact Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg at 727-824-7506. Rescue crews are searching from Hernando Beach to Hudson Beach.

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Veterans invited to seminarVeterans are invited to a free luncheon and financial seminar at noon Tuesday, May 22, at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. To RSVP, call 352-596-2055. Free class on plant selectionThe Citrus County Water Resources Department will offer a free Florida-friendly plants class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the Extension Service classroom at 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. The class will cover how to choose the right native and exotic plants that will thrive with minimal watering, fertilization and pest management, as well as the best lawn choices for this area. Pre-registration is required by calling Gina Hamilton at 352527-5707. For information or a full list of upcoming classes, call Gina or visit www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/waterres/fyn/fyn.htm. Pool planning summer lessons Summer swim lessons will begin June 4 at Bicentennial Park Pool in Crystal River. Sessions will meet Monday to Thursday for two weeks. The cost is $30 per session. All swim lesson sessions contain eight classes within the two weeks. Classes are kept to a maximum of five to six participants per instructor, and a minimum of four participants are needed to hold the class. If there are less than four participants, class could be cancelled. To view the full schedule, visit www.citrus countyparks.com and click on the link for Bicentennial Park Pool, for any other information call the pool at 352-795-1478. Vets memorial needs tendingThe 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 352-422-8092. 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 352-422-8092 or scook94@ tampabay.rr.com. CUB offers chances on boat Citrus United Basket (CUB) is hosting its second annual 2012 new boat drawing package sponsored by Apopka Marine boat sales and service in Inverness, for a G3Boats Model 1548VBW Jon Boat with a F20 Yamaha motor with electric start, trailer and jack, battery and gas tanks, bow fishing seat, license, title and taxes included. The boat has a V-hull and is welded. As an option, the winner may use the package as a down payment to upgrade the complete package. There will also be additional runner-up prizes before the grand prize drawing. The drawing will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Apopka Marine, 3260 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. The public is invited to come for hot dogs and refreshments at the drawing June 2. Tickets are $5 each, or $20 for five tickets. No associates of CUB or their families may enter the raffle for the grand prize boat, or for any of the runner-up raffle prizes. For information, call CUB at 352-344-2242. PetMeals Program needs foodEach month, the PetMeals Program provides dog food and cat food to the companion pets of senior citizens who receive Meals on Wheels. The PetMeals Program was started when it was noticed that a very thin man was only taking small bites of his food and then placing his food tray on the floor for a very overweight Chihuahua to finish the meal. When asked why he was doing this, he said he did not have the money to buy dog food any longer and he would rather go hungry himself than not feed his beloved dog. The program is a 100 percent donation-based, volunteer-driven program. Do you have a pet who is a member of your family? Do you love animals? The PetMeals Program seeks help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County to donate unopened bags or cans of dog food and cat food at a local community center, or send monetary donations to: PetMeals Program, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Key No. 3, Lecanto, FL 34461. For additional information about the PetMeals Program or drop-off locations for donations, call 352-527-5975. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeArrests Megan M. Wright 24, 3995 E. Gloria Drive, Hernando, at 6:47 a.m. Thursday on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief. Bond $16,500. Roger Cleveland Sommerville 47, 2095 N. McGee Drive, Hernando, at 8:58 a.m. Thursday on a charge of grand theft. Bond $2,000. Russell Linn Vedder 37, 7390 W. Seven Rivers Drive, Crystal River, at 7:39 p.m. Thursday on a charge of obtaining property by worthless check. Bond $2,000. Dana Barkeley 42, 2596 N. Railroad Way, Hernando, at 7:20 p.m. Thursday on a charge of obtaining property by worthless check. Bond $1,000. Tyler Aaron Benoit, 18, homeless, at 12:10 p.m. Friday on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. According to Benoits arrest report, he was released on his own recognizance. Michael Ladon Wolff Rash 18, of 1660 Pinion Lane, Dunnellon, at 12:27 p.m. Friday on misdemeanor charges of petit theft and possession of cannabis (less than 20 grams). Bond $750. Eric Steven Ferguson 35, of 240 Pine St., Homosassa, at 2:31 p.m. Friday on an active Citrus County warrant for misdemeanor charges of obtaining property by means of worthless check. Bond $1,050. Burglaries A residential burglary occurred at about 5:02 a.m. May 17 in the 4200 block of E. Arlington Street, Inverness. A residential burglary occurred at about 8:06 p.m. May 17 in the 5200 block of W. Caraway Place, Lecanto. Thefts A grand theft occurred at about 4:23 a.m. May 17 in the 2400 block of N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Crystal River. A petit theft occurred at about 9:08 a.m. May 17 in the 5700 block of S. Atlantis Way, Homosassa. A grand theft occurred at about 12:17 p.m. May 17 in the 600 block of N.E. 10th Street, Crystal River. A petit theft occurred at about 12:30 p.m. May 17 in the 8600 block of W. Charlynn Lane, Crystal River. A petit theft occurred at about 8:26 p.m. May 17 in the 100 block of S. Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River.Vandalism A vandalism occurred at about 5:26 May 17 in the 10300 block of W. Misty Rose Street, Homosassa. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR NA NA 0.00 HI LO PR 91 67 0.00 HI LO PR 88 64 0.00 HI LO PR 90 66 0.00 HI LO PR 89 65 0.00 HI LO PR 88 65 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Sunny to partly cloudy; 20% chance of a thunderstorm. THREE DAY OUTLOOK Sunny to partly cloudy; 10% chance of a thunderstorm. Sunny to partly cloudy High: 88 Low: 58 High: 88 Low: 59 High: 90 Low: 62 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING MONDAY & TUESDAY MORNING TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Saturday 89/63 Record 96/51 Normal 90/63 Mean temp. 76 Departure from mean +0 PRECIPITATION* Saturday 0.00 in. Total for the month 1.35 in. Total for the year 7.82 in. Normal for the year 13.80 in.*As of 6 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 11 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Saturday at 3 p.m. 29.96 in. DEW POINT Saturday at 3 p.m. 59 HUMIDITY Saturday at 3 p.m. 35% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were absent and trees were moderate. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Saturday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................8:18 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:36 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................6:15 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................8:15 P.M. MAY 20MAY 28JUNE 4JUNE 11 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS One-day-per-week irrigation schedule as follows for addresses ending in: 0 or 1 Monday, 2 or 3 Tuesday, 4 or 5 Wednesday, 6 or 7 Thursday, 8 or 9 & subdivision common areas Friday. Before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Hand watering of non-grass areas can take place any day before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU INSTALL NEW PLANT MATERIAL. Citrus County Water Resources can explain additional watering allowances for qualified plantings. Questions, concerns or reporting violations, please call Citrus County at 352-527-7669, or email waterconservation@bocc.citrus.fl.us. For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestrys Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdiTodays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. A burn ban is in effect.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 82 64 s Ft. Lauderdale 86 74 ts Fort Myers 88 68 ts Gainesville 86 59 s Homestead 86 69 ts Jacksonville 83 63 s Key West 84 76 sh Lakeland 89 66 pc Melbourne 84 69 pc City H L Fcast Miami 84 74 ts Ocala 86 62 s Orlando 88 67 s Pensacola 86 67 s Sarasota 86 69 pc Tallahassee 87 60 s Tampa 88 67 pc Vero Beach 83 68 pc W. Palm Bch. 84 74 ts FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNorth-northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a light chop. Expect partly cloudy skies today. Gulf water temperature79 LAKE LEVELS Location Fri. Sat. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 26.73 26.72 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 32.30 32.30 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 34.58 34.58 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 36.17 36.16 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOK Taken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 82 47 s 88 56 Albuquerque 82 51 pc 85 55 Asheville 76 55 .95 pc 76 54 Atlanta 81 62 pc 85 60 Atlantic City 75 45 pc 73 61 Austin 90 68 pc 88 65 Baltimore 83 49 pc 80 60 Billings 65 39 pc 77 51 Birmingham 85 66 pc 88 63 Boise 75 43 pc 81 52 Boston 66 51 s 75 55 Buffalo 82 52 s 82 57 Burlington, VT 83 46 s 89 59 Charleston, SC 74 61 pc 80 63 Charleston, WV 84 55 s 87 53 Charlotte 76 54 pc 82 59 Chicago 92 59 ts 89 61 Cincinnati 87 51 pc 86 57 Cleveland 84 50 pc 83 64 Columbia, SC 80 61 pc 81 60 Columbus, OH 86 56 pc 85 61 Concord, N.H. 82 41 s 85 51 Dallas 89 69 pc 85 66 Denver 57 46 .19 ts 77 49 Des Moines 86 66 pc 76 50 Detroit 83 51 pc 84 62 El Paso 91 72 pc 93 73 Evansville, IN 92 63 ts 89 65 Harrisburg 84 49 pc 83 59 Hartford 83 45 s 82 58 Houston 88 62 s 87 68 Indianapolis 86 61 pc 87 64 Jackson 89 65 pc 89 61 Las Vegas 91 68 s 97 74 Little Rock 90 65 pc 87 65 Los Angeles 68 60 pc 69 59 Louisville 88 64 pc 88 60 Memphis 90 69 pc 91 66 Milwaukee 84 54 ts 78 56 Minneapolis 88 67 ts 68 49 Mobile 87 66 s 86 66 Montgomery 87 62 pc 87 64 Nashville 87 62 pc 89 64 New Orleans 90 68 s 88 70 New York City 80 53 s 80 59 Norfolk 71 58 ts 72 63 Oklahoma City 87 68 ts 81 62 Omaha 87 71 pc 73 50 Palm Springs 102 66 s 101 70 Philadelphia 81 53 pc 81 59 Phoenix 98 70 s 104 73 Pittsburgh 82 49 s 86 56 Portland, ME 73 43 s 72 50 Portland, Ore 70 45 sh 70 53 Providence, R.I. 76 45 s 78 54 Raleigh 77 54 ts 79 61 Rapid City 63 50 .20 pc 69 53 Reno 82 46 s 85 51 Rochester, NY 82 49 s 84 57 Sacramento 88 53 s 88 56 St. Louis 90 66 ts 89 62 St. Ste. Marie 86 46 pc 84 55 Salt Lake City 71 45 s 80 62 San Antonio 88 70 pc 88 65 San Diego 69 61 pc 69 59 San Francisco 68 49 pc 68 51 Savannah 78 58 trace s 81 62 Seattle 67 45 sh 63 51 Spokane 67 46 pc 72 50 Syracuse 84 48 s 88 58 Topeka 89 70 ts 78 52 Washington 84 56 pc 80 60YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 103 Thermal, Calif. LOW 21 Stanley, Idaho SUNDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 91/79/s Amsterdam 74/48/ts Athens 79/62/pc Beijing 88/65/pc Berlin 75/56/pc Bermuda 73/69/sh Cairo 85/64/pc Calgary 63/46/pc Havana 82/71/ts Hong Kong 90/78/ts Jerusalem 77/55/s Lisbon 63/50/sh London 70/52/r Madrid 64/45/sh Mexico City 76/46/s Montreal 86/64/s Moscow 78/57/s Paris 72/50/sh Rio 76/60/pc Rome 70/59/sh Sydney 63/49/pc Tokyo 72/55/c Toronto 81/58/s Warsaw 79/58/pc WORLD CITIES Saturday Sunday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Saturday Sunday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Sunday MondayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 6:41 a/2:06 a 5:45 p/1:47 p 7:17 a/2:40 a 6:17 p/2:21 p Crystal River** 5:02 a/11:09 a 4:06 p/ 5:38 a/12:02 a 4:38 p/11:43 a Withlacoochee* 2:49 a/8:57 a 1:53 p/9:50 p 3:25 a/9:31 a 2:25 p/10:24 p Homosassa*** 5:51 a/1:05 a 4:55 p/12:46 p 6:27 a/1:39 a 5:27 p/1:20 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 5/20 SUNDAY 5:29 11:41 5:53 12:05 5/21 MONDAY 6:17 6:41 12:54 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. SUNDAY HI LO PR 90 68 0.00 Today's active pollen: Ragweed, grasses, oak Todays count: 5.6/12 Mondays count: 4.7 Tuesdays count: 4.9 For the RECORD ON THE NET For information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriffcitrus.org. 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Campaign trailer News from around the campaign trail in Florida, compiled by the News Service of Florida: Weldon jumps in senate race: Former U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon announced Friday hes running for the U.S. Senate. Someone has to provide a conservative solution to the problems the administration has created and the Senate has endorsed, Weldon said Friday on his website, www. daveweldonforsenate.com. Weldon joins U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, George LeMieux and Mike McCalister in the GOP primary. The winner will take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democrat. Congressional races CD 22 Republican congressional candidate Adam Hasner (CD 22) announced Friday hes qualified by petition. We needed 2,298 petitions to qualify and Im happy to report that we had over 2,500 certified by county supervisors of elections, and the petitions are now on their way to the State Division of Elections, Hasner said in an email to supporters. Endorsing SD 4 Aaron Bean was endorsed Friday by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater in Beans bid for the newly drawn Senate District 4 seat. The seat covers part of Duval County and all of Nassau County. Aaron is a true conservative candidate who has a record of cutting property taxes and holding government accountable for every dollar spent, Atwater said in a statement. We need a conservative, like Aaron, to represent Northeast Florida in the Senate. Bean, a former House member from Fernandina Beach, has been endorsed by former Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, and Sen. Steve Wise, R-Jacksonville. Also in the GOP primary are Rep. Mike Weinstein, R-Jacksonville, and Wyman Duggan, a Jacksonville lawyer with the Rogers Towers firm. HD 11 Former Jacksonville mayor and current University of North Florida President John Delaney is supporting Rep. Janet Adkins, RFernandina Beach, in her bid for re-election. Adkins is running against Jacksonville Beach lawyer Cord Byrd in the Republican primary for a Nassau and Duval County seat, while Democrat Dave Smith is also seeking the seat. HD 24 Republican House candidate Travis Hutson was endorsed Friday by Rep. Bill Proctor, R-St. Augustine. Hutson is running for the newly drawn House District 24, which includes parts of Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia counties His real world business experience is just what we need in the Legislature, Proctor wrote in a statement. J IM S AUNDERS The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott has spent the past several months talking about two big issues: adding jobs and bolstering the public-education system. So Scott could preen a little Friday when new figures showed the states unemployment rate had dropped to 8.7 percent in April, down 0.3 percentage points from March and 1.9 points from April 2011. But the picture in the education system wasnt so upbeat. The state Board of Education called an emergency meeting Tuesday to lower the passing score on statewide writing tests after results showed that most students wouldnt meet more rigorous standards. After more than a decade of Republican leaders emphasizing the need for higher standards and accountability, some state board members reluctantly approved the change. At the same time, the move added fuel to the arguments of Democrats and the Florida Education Association that the states focus on standardized tests has run amok. CLAWING BACK THE FCAT The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test has been the backbone of the states controversial efforts to measure the performances of students, teachers and schools. With this years tests, the state ratcheted up the standards for passing the writing portion of the FCAT in fourth, eighth and 10th grades. In part, students needed to score a 4.0 or better on a 6-point grading scale, up from 3.0 last year. Also, the state made other changes, including placing more emphasis on writing basics such as punctuation, capitalization and grammar. But the test results showed a huge drop in the number of students meeting the standards. In fourth grade, the passing rate dropped from 81 percent to 27 percent; in eighth grade, it dropped from 82 percent to 33 percent; and in 10th grade, it dropped from 80 percent to 38 percent. With FCAT scores affecting such sensitive issues as school grades, the state Board of Education moved quickly to call Tuesdays emergency meeting. Board members agreed to dial back the passing score to 3.0 this year, despite some reluctance. The change from 4.0 to 3.0 looks like we are lowering standards, said board member John Padget, of Key West. Im only voting on this so we can hold (schools) harmless for this year only. But other board members rejected the idea they were lowering standards. This is absolutely not a retreat, said Vice Chairman Roberto Martinez, of Coral Gables. It is maintaining the equivalence with last year, were just using a much more rigorous application of the scoring rubric. Regardless, the change caused the Department of Education to say it did not adequately prepare schools and teachers for the tougher standards. This conversation should have come up earlier, Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said. Well do better going forward. The change also reignited long-simmering arguments about whether the states heavy reliance on the FCAT is wise. Floridas overemphasis on testing is insane, said former Sen. Dan Gelber, DMiami Beach. We have become a school system whose entire purpose seems to be to prepare kids for minimal competence tests. For his part, Scott issued a rather-nebulous statement Monday. Our students must know how to read and write, and our education system must be able to measure and benchmark their progress so we can set clear education goals, Scott said in the statement. The significant contrast in this years writing scores is an obvious indication that the Department of Education needs to review the issue and recommend an action plan so that our schools, parents, teachers and students have a clear understanding of the results. GETTING TO WORK A MIXED BAG Scott, who won the governors office in 2010 on a theme of Lets Get to Work, was far from nebulous Friday after the April unemployment numbers came out. Floridas jobless rate moved to its lowest point in more than three years and is a clear sign we are moving Florida in a direction that gives businesses and job creators the confidence they need to grow and expand, he said in a statement. The jobs report, released by the Department of Economic Opportunity, also included other positive signs. As an example, the number of jobs in Florida was 7,325,300 in April, up 52,600 from last year. Also, the number of counties with double-digit unemployment rates fell from 10 in March to five in April. But other indicators showed that Floridas job problems continue. For instance, one factor in the lower unemployment rate is that the civilian labor force dropped by 28,000 people. Having the unemployment rate fall because people have given up looking for a job is not an improvement, University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith said. The April numbers came just days after Florida TaxWatch issued a report showing that a government entity is the largest employer in 51 of 67 counties. Scott argues the key to Floridas economic growth is private-sector jobs. While this analysis does not consider the total size of government employment compared to total private employment, it is certainly clear that the government has a massive direct effect on local economies throughout the state through employment and payroll practices, in addition to the indirect effects that government actions, such as regulation, have on the economy, TaxWatch wrote in the report. Moreover, for many counties the potential closure of a military base or correctional facility, or large layoffs due to federal, state, or local budget shortfalls, poses a significant economic threat. NO EMPLOYMENT HELP NEEDED HERE While many Florida workers and businesses might be scraping by, Tallahassees lobbying industry appears to be doing just fine. Lobbyists this week had to file compensation reports for the first three months of the year, which included the 2012 legislative session. Those reports showed that 16 lobbying firms each raked in more than $500,000 in fees during the quarter. Four firms collected more than $1 million. Those firms were Ballard Partners, GrayRobinson, Ronald L. Book PA and Southern Strategy Group. Among the issues generating large amounts of lobbying fees was the big-money fight about allowing resort casinos in the state. The casino proposal died, but it could re-emerge with the possibility of another big payday for lobbyists in the future. CHIEF HEADED FOR THE DOOR Steve MacNamara probably wont wind up in any unemployment line. But after a flurry of critical news reports, the hard-charging MacNamara submitted his resignation last weekend as Scotts chief of staff. Adam Hollingsworth, who served as chief of staff to former Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, will replace MacNamara as of July 1. MacNamara had planned to leave the Scott administration by the end of the year, but the critical reports about his handling of such things as government contracts sped up the move. It has been a pleasure and an honor serving you, but the recent media attention I have been receiving has begun to interfere with the day-to-day operations of this office, MacNamara said in his resignation letter. I feel now is the time to plan for me to depart, for you to name my replacement and for us to work on a smooth transition. STORY OF THE WEEK: The state Board of Education lowers the passing score on FCAT writing tests. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Hey governor, its Jim. Im sure you know our friendship has ended, is over, and Im just very saddened by that. But I wanted you to know personally from me that in the future theres probably going to be things coming out that are going to be very hurtful to both you and Carole (Crist). But Ill be honest with you, I dont care anymore because I did everything that I could for you. part of a 2011 voice mail message that former state Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer left for former Gov. Charlie Crist.The Tampa Bay Timesreported that Crist thought Greer was trying to extort money from him. S TATEC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 A5 000BIYV 000B3YX Week in state govt: A numbers game Weekly ROUNDUP Associated Press Gov. RickScott makes a speech Wednesday at the annual Governors Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Emergency managers and government officials discussed the legacy of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated South Florida 20 years ago this August, at the Conference. His televised image is shown on a nearby monitor. State BRIEFS From wire reports

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Gordon Newman, 86 WESTFIELD, N.Y.CMSgt. Gordon R. Newman, (USAF Retired), passed away May 17, 2012, at the age of 86. Gordon was born Aug. 16, 1925, in North East, Pa., the son of the late Arthur R. and Ruth (Fann) Newman. He was a graduate of Westfield High School in Westfield, N.Y., and had attended Oswego College. Chief Newman served his country for 43 years in the United States Army and United States Air Force, joining the Army during World War II. After World War II, he transferred to the reserves and served continuously until reaching the mandatory retirement age of 60. At the time of his retirement, Chief Newman had more time in service than any NCO in any branch of the armed forces. Chief Newman had the distinct honor of being the first Senior Enlisted Advisor; the highest enlisted position on the base, for the 910th Tactical Fighter Group at Youngstown AFB, Ohio. He also completed more than 30 years working for the Pennsylvania, New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail railroads. He is survived by his sister, Roberta Beers of Westfield, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law Darlene and Gary Subulski of Killbuck, N.Y.; son and daughter-inlaw Dean and Janet Newman of Ulysses, Kansas; son and daughter-in-law, MSgt. (USAF Retired) Kevin and Angie Newman of San Antonio, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, SSgt. (USA Retired) Mark and Tracy Newman of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; daughter, Faith Newman of Victor, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, John Subulski, Donald Testa, Nicholas Testa, Scott Newman, Timothy Newman, Daniel Newman, Kimberly Subulski, Lisa Newman and Krystine Newman; as well as his two great-grandchildren, Jenna and Cole Subulski. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Norma Grace (Meade) Newman, who died Jan. 8, 2001; and by his oldest son, Douglas Newman. Friends may call at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., from 11 a.m. until the time of services at noon Saturday, May 26, 2012, with the Rev. Virginia Carr, rector of St. Peters Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Westfield Cemetery. CMSgt. Newmans family suggests that memorials may be made to: Honor Flight Inc., attn: Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505, (www.honorflight.org) or to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmont Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750. Log on to www.mason funeral.com to send the Newman family a message of sympathy. Thomas Bonner Sr., 92BEVERLY HILLSThomas E. Bonner Sr., 92, of Beverly Hills, died Friday, May 18, 2012. Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, with a chapel service following at Fero Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fero Memorial Gardens. Rita Dalonzo, 90 CRYSTAL RIVERRita E. Dalonzo, 90, of Crystal River, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Elizabeth Jane Crawford, 74FLORAL CITYElizabeth Jane Crawford, 74, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at home in Floral City, Fla. Jane was born April 12, 1938, in Gainesville, Ga., to Dean and Ruby Turner and grew up with her older sister Pat and younger sister Dottie in St. Petersburg, Fla., graduating from Northeast High School. Jane met the love of her life and married on Aug. 25, 50 years ago this year. They raised their family in Seminole, Fla. She retired from Pinellas County Schools and volunteered for many organizations, including Hospice. Jane Crawford was a kind, loving and inspirational wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who touched so many lives. She is survived by her devoted husband, William A. Crawford; daughter, April Taylor (Andrew Taylor) of Miami Shores, Fla.; son, William D. Crawford (Sheryl Webster) of Largo, Fla.; grandson, Drew Taylor of Miami Shores, Fla.; sisters, Patricia Green of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Dorothy Doyle of St. Petersburg, Fla., and their adoring families. A celebration of life tribute is scheduled for Aug. 25, 2012. For more information, call 352-464-6049. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Joy Hays, 75 INVERNESS Joy Janet Hays, 75, Inverness, died May 18, 2012, under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Joy was born May 12, 1937, in Alachua, Fla., to the late Ansel and Mildred (Avinger) Hall. She was a homemaker who enjoyed helping people, especially through the Withlapopka Civic Association, where she founded the food pantry and Christmas food baskets for needy families. She enjoyed playing Mrs. Claus at Christmas while distributing the food baskets. Joy is survived by her husband, John I. Hays, Inverness; her daughter, Delight Harper and her companion, Michael Rosier, Lakeland, Fla.; stepson, Daniel and his wife, Rebecca, Orlando; sister, Mary Jane Johnson, Homosassa; grandson, Beau and his wife, Christy; and stepgrandchildren, Addison, Aidan and Sabrina. A celebration of life memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Floral City with Pastor Eddie Quates officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Nancy Dengler, 76NASHVILLE, TENN. Nancy D. Dengler, 76 of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Crystal River, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto. Wilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Janet Welsh, 77BEVERLY HILLSJanet B. Welsh, 77, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Woodland Terrace of Citrus County after an extended illness. Janet was born in Worcester, Mass., and graduated from Becker Junior College, becoming a medical secretary. After many years in the medical field she became a travel agent, both in Springfield, Mass., and here in Inverness. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Catherine Daly, and daughter Ellen Mary Welsh. Janet is survived by her husband, Robert A. Welsh; son, Dennis Andrew and wife Sabrina; and grandchildren, Jessica Catherine, Dennis Jr., Jordan and Drake Robert. A funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills on Saturday May 26, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Frank Lubowa will preside. In lieu of flowers, please send offerings in her name to Hospice of Citrus County. Funeral arrangements made by the Neptune Society. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.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 16, 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.John Jack Kundmiller, 85HOMOSASSA John A. Jack Kundmiller, 85, of Homosassa, died Thursday, May 17, 2012. A celebration of Jacks life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Wilder Funeral Home. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Lester McCoy, 74CRYSTAL RIVERLester McCoy, 74, of Crystal River, died Sunday, May 13, 2012. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Adelaide Ryan, 89HOMOSASSA Adelaide D. Ryan, 89, of Homosassa, died Thursday, May 17,2012. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Joseph Bart Tabb, 58BROOKSVILLE Joseph Bart Tabb, 58, Brooksville, died Thursday, May 17, 2012. Graveside services start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at The Hickory Springs Cemetery, Romeo, Fla. Roberts of Dunnellon Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Allan Ward, 58DUNNELLON Allan W. Ward, 58, of Dunnellon, died Thursday, May 17, 2012. Private cremation under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Pauline Wilson, 92LECANTOPauline H. Wilson, 92, of Lecanto, died Friday, May 18, 2012. Private cremation under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Thomas Wright, 59OCALA Thomas H. Wright, 59, of Ocala, died Thursday, May 17, 2012. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Dietrich FischerDieskau, 86 STARNBERG, GERMANY Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the renowned German baritone who performed for more than five decades on stages in Berlin, Vienna, London and New York, died Friday. He was 86. The art songs and opera singer died at his home in the southern German city of Starnberg, Berlins Deutsche Oper said. He has deeply moved countless people around world for more than half a century through hundreds of concerts and recordings, German Culture Minister Bernd Neumann said. Neumann said FischerDieskaus recordings of works by composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss have set benchmarks for generations of singers to come, adding that his famous representation of Schuberts Winterreise (Winter Journey) remains unforgettable. The Berlin-born FischerDieskau started performing in the 1940s and quickly rose to prominence after World War II. The former Wehrmacht soldier, who had been an American prisoner of war for nearly two years, soon became a regular fixture at European opera houses. He also performed at Germanys annual Wagner opera festival in Bayreuth, and appeared 123 times since 1951 at Austrias Salzburg Festival. FischerDieskau ended his long career, during which he also worked as conductor and writer, with a farewell concert in Munich in 1992. His voice was without parallel, his presence and charisma ... remain unrivaled until today, Deutsche Oper said in a statement. Klaus Staeck, president of the German Academy of Arts, added that FischerDieskaus performances of some of the great roles in opera history shaped the culture of singing. Belita Woods, 63DETROIT, MICH.Former ParliamentFunkadelic and Brainstorm singer Belita Woods has died in Detroit. She was 63. Longtime friend and caregiver Joycelyn Goins said Woods died Monday of heart failure at St. John Hospital & Medical Center. Woods was lead singer of Brainstorm, whose 1977 album, Stormin, featured the disco hit, Lovin Is Really My Game, and the R&B hit, This Must Be Heaven. Woods toured with the Parliament-Funkadelic PFunk All-Stars for two decades, beginning in 1992. Michael Rosenbaum, 64 NEW YORK, N.Y.Michael Rosenbaum, an award-winning CBS News producer who served as Tel Aviv bureau chief during the first Palestinian uprising against Israel, has died. He was 64. CBS News reported Rosenbaum died Thursday in New York of a brain tumor. Rosenbaum collaborated with correspondents Bob Simon and Dan Rather on stories in the Middle East while Tel Aviv bureau chief from 1989 to 1995. His field producing played a key role in coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, which won a Peabody award and two Emmys. He was a producer for Minutes and the CBS Evening News. He retired from CBS News in 2008 after 27 years. Rosenbaum was born in Rochester. Hes survived by a brother, David, and a sister, Judy Witt. Joe Sampite, 81 NATCHITOCHES, LA. Longtime Natchitoches Mayor Joe Sampite has died. KALB TV in Alexandria reported that the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce made the announcement Friday. The website for Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches said funeral arrangements were incomplete as of Friday evening. Sampite served as mayor in Natchitoches from 1980 to 2000. The Town Talknewspaper reported his age as 81. 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D AVIDM C H UGH AP Business WriterWASHINGTON President Barack Obama and other leaders of wealthy nations underscored an increasing consensus that their countries need to adopt growth measures alongside relentless budget cutbacks to work their way out of their debt troubles. Its a juggle thats much harder in real life than it is on paper. Their eight-paragraph statement from the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., on Saturday seamlessly bridged both sides of the austerity-versusgrowth debate and let each decide exactly what the new growth emphasis is going to mean. And it said little about where the money for more spending might come from. Their agreement reached quickly after a mornings discussion at Camp David bridged disagreement by not rejecting one approach in favor of the other, but adroitly combining them. Balance budgets, yes, but find ways to spend, or rather invest, on things like education and public works. The statement clearly reflected Obamas wish for Europeans to go beyond the austerity approach championed by Germany. Obamas stance appears to show concern that a deep European recession or financial implosion from Greece leaving the euro could hurt the U.S. economy and complicate his already difficult re-election bid. In particular, the statement blesses some things eurozone leaders are likely already doing, such as letting some indebted countries like Spain and Italy move a bit more slowly to close their large budget deficits. Countries need sustainable efforts to fix their finances, meaning they can take into account countries evolving economic conditions. That could mean slower cuts. Spain, a recent focus of the crisis along with Greece, has sunk into recession and seen unemployment jump to 24 percent, 51 percent for people younger than 25. Spain is supposed to cut its deficit to the 3 percent EU limit next year, even though the European Commission itself predicts the deficit will come in at twice that. Economists say the EU may give them and others more time. Slowing the cuts removes less of the stimulus from government spending. Budget-cutting in countries such as Greece has meant slashing bloated public payrolls a necessary step, but one that takes money out of thousands of consumers pockets. Italys Mario Monti, a G-8 member, has already conceded his country wont balance its budget next year as planned, but in 2014. Yet Europes chief apostle of austerity, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gave up very little. She said she was open to investment in things that would boost growth over the long term. But she made clear that didnt mean stimulus, a word that, like spending does not appear in the document. This is not about stimulus programs in the usual sense, the way we applied them after the crisis, she said. Whats needed much more than that are investments in research and infrastructure, for instance in Europe in digital networks. She conceded she was open to more use of Europes EIB development bank and unspent EU infrastructure funds to help tiny, bankrupt Greece, now in the fifth year of a profound recession. But she insisted Greeces promises to cut back in return for bailout loans must be strictly observed. The country has no elected government right now and faces new elections June 17; an indecisive election May 6 showed a majority against the austerity measures demanded under the bailouts. Greek rejection of those terms could lead already exasperated eurozone leaders to cut off more bailout payments. That would leave the country unable to pay its bills, a step that could mean an even more savage recession and reintroduction of a devalued drachma in an effort to gain international competitiveness. Money for investment could come from a range of mechanisms, it said, without specifics. The ugly truth is there isnt a lot of money available to spend in many countries. Failure to keep reducing deficits could mean Spain and Italy would be viewed as bad risks and could no longer borrow affordably, leading to defaults that would dwarf Greeces troubles. AP Business Writer David McHugh covers the eurozone economy from Frankfurt, Germany. getting allies abroad to rally around some answers. Much of the new emphasis on government-led growth seemed aimed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who came to the summit as the European leader who had demanded austerity as the most important step toward easing the eurozones debt crisis. But the election of Socialist Francois Hollande as president of France, and Greek elections that created political chaos in the country were clear rejections of the belt-tightening Merkel represented. Hollande, a new voice at the table in just his first week on the job, offered Obama a reminder of his own responsibilities to work to expand the economy, even if hes in an electoral period and who has a Congress thats not necessarily easy to deal with. Coping with shaky oil markets, the leaders set the stage for a united release of world oil reserves to balance any disruption in world markets when tough new sanctions are imposed on Irans exports because of its disputed nuclear program. The leaders said they were ready to take appropriate action to meet any shortages. The mere preparation to release oil reserves could help calm markets and ensure oil prices, which have been dropping, dont climb again and anger consumers as U.S. elections approach. The Group of Eight summit includes leaders of the United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Russia. A joint summit statement reflected how urgently the countries must contain a financial crisis that could spread from the eurozone to the United States and infect the rest of the global economy. They declared unanimity in ensuring that Greece, which is crippled in debt and politically gridlocked, remains as part of the 17-member euro currency union. The leaders here understand the stakes, Obama said in summing up a packed, unusually intimate day of world talks. They know the magnitude of the choices they have to make and the enormous political and economic and social costs if they dont. Merkel said growth and deficit-cutting reinforced each other and that everyone around the table agreed. That is great progress, she said. As for promoting growth, she said investments under consideration include research and development, Internet networks and infrastructure. But she said this doesnt mean stimulus in the usual sense. U.S. officials agreed, saying growth measures the Europeans might pursue dont all require outright public spending, and could be in the form of public-private partnerships or in initiatives designed to loosen credit. And the leaders stayed away entirely from the world stimulus, which has taken on an unpopular political connotation, including in the United States. The global economic recovery shows signs of promise, but significant headwinds persist, said G-8 leaders said. The tension between austerity and growth whether to slash debt by cutting budgets or use public money and other means to help spur economic growth was the backdrop as Obama welcomed an emerging push for a balance between the two. He seized the opportunity to cast the debate in terms favorable to his own re-election, closing the summit with the steps he took to right the U.S. economy and his economic vision for a second term. He said he was confident Europe could get on a path to recovery as has the United States. We know it is possible in part based on our own experience here, he said. In my earliest days in office, we took decisive steps to confront our own financial crisis. Obama chose Camp David in part to encourage a freewheeling discussion out of sight of most media and potential protests, allowing the leaders to sit around a cabin table to negotiate terms, or stroll through the leafy paths for chats that seemed a world away from the typical summit convention-hall setting. It all came before Obama was to lead a much larger NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday and Monday that will be heavily focused on the Afghanistan war. The drag of a eurozone crisis comes as joblessness and doubts about a life of better opportunities are already the chief concerns for American voters. In their united view, the leaders conceded some points about Merkels push for austerity, saying budget deficits must close. 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Marino, Krop told Howard, is on three different medications Trilafon, Prozac and adivan and it would be in her best interest if she is required to take them for her stability. Prosecutor Pete Magrino had asked the court to require Marino take her medication, because she seemed more stable that way Marino, 34, of Longwood, is accused of the April 7, 2010, carjacking of a vehicle belonging to 64-year-old Mary Haynie of Lecanto and then running her over with the vehicle. Marino is charged with first-degree murder and faces a life sentence if convicted. Marino reportedly attempted to steal an SUV that belonged to Haynie at an Inverness pet grooming business. Officials said Haynie ran out and tried to stop Marino, but Marino pushed Haynie to the ground and ran her over with the SUV. Marino then proceeded to leave the parking lot, authorities said. Haynie later died from her injuries at Citrus Memorial Health System. Marino was arrested later that day in Wildwood. At an April 2011 hearing, Marino had to be removed from the courtroom for repeated outbursts and screaming. She reportedly would at times refuse to meet with her attorney, Assistant Public Defender Dan Lewan, at the jail. Friday, although she was well composed in court and spoke only when Howard asked her questions, Marinos attitude toward her attorney remains unchanged. I want to represent myself or you have to get me another public defender or a pro bono attorney, because I dont think he represents my best interest, Marino told Howard. He tells me I am going to spend the rest of my life in prison. Who says that to their client, Marino asked. Howard denied her pleas to represent herself and to change her attorney. Marinos previous attorney was Charles Vaughn, who was removed from the case in March 2011. Howard set Sept. 10 as the tentative day for Marinos trial. A status conference is set for June 28. In the interim, Marino is also now going to have to take her medcation at the appointed times in the jail. Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. A8 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000BJ09 000B8Kb Fri. May 25 Homosassa 10am West Citrus Elks Lodge 7890 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd. TRIAL Continued from Page A1 MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle James J.R. Chasser, left, and Mike Trudel make approach shots on the par 3 hole on a canal in Hernando. drought year 2007 was 44.92, and for the drought year 2000-01 it was 37.36 inches. In comparison, in 2004 when four hurricanes hit Florida, Citrus County received 61.50 inches of rain. From January through April, the area received 6.85 inches of rain. Historic average for the same time frame is 12.43 inches. Its no secret that were parched. When the lake levels first started dropping and the canals started disappearing, Chasser was as upset as anyone who owns a house on the lake. He and his wife, Vickie, bought it seven years ago, just after all the hurricanes and tropical storms hit Central Florida. It was the first house they looked at perfect for them and their three boats. Now they have one boat, which hasnt gotten wet in months. When I started cutting the grass out here I got my mower stuck and couldnt get it out, he said. I got my 4-by-4 Isuzu Trooper and came around and down here to pull the mower out, but it got stuck, too. So I called for roadside assistance. He came out and took a look and said, Well, this isnt really roadside assistance, but he put a winch on it and got the car out. A friend brought his Jeep over and got the mower out. About three days ago, I got stuck in the mud again, he said. Chassers neighbors say he should mow the entire canal and turn it into an 18-hole course. He could have a Chasser Invitational tournament, collect greens fees. Maybe train the armadillos as caddies. I thought about inviting Tiger Woods over. Hes not doing too well and could use some practice I wont even charge him, he said. With tongue in cheek, Mike Trudel, Chassers weekly golfing buddy, said his friends backyard course is as good or better than some area courses and may even rival Black Diamond. The jurys still out on that. Also, Chasser is still working out the details. For instance, a contingency plan for once it starts raining or there are a couple of soaker storms this summer. Once the water returns, Once Upon A Time Lake Golf Course will be under water. Ill have to use a putter in a boat, he said. In the meantime, hes having a lot of fun making the most of what hes got. It really is a perfectly designed course, he said. The bend makes a great dog leg and everything. But it would be nice to get water back. Id like to take my boat out again. Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy can be reached at nkennedy@chron icleonline.com or 352-564-2927. FORE Continued from Page A1 With the exception of the spongy ground, the canal has the appearance of a manicured golf course. Neighbors say he should mow the entire canal and turn it into an 18-hole course. ... Maybe train the armadillos as caddies. statewide dropped from 80 percent to 27 percent. In response, the state Board of Education lowered the passing criteria, which raised the pass rate closer to the same rate as last year. Deutschman believes the state doesnt have a clue what it is doing. How much manipulation can you get away with before people say, wait a minute ? she said. Deutschman said FCAT was originally designed as a tool for educators to gauge a childs academic development. Now it is used, she said, as a threat to students and teachers. She points to students who have high academic grade-point averages who, for whatever reason, score poorly on the FCAT. These students are sent to remedial reading classes, which Deutsch man calls FCAT jail, and places added pressure on students to pass the test. Citrus lawmakers are divided on the standardized testing issue. State Rep. Jimmie T. Smith, RInverness, said the FCAT does what it is designed to do. Testing does show success, Smith said. Whats the point of having any test? Tests are to show what you have and havent learned. State Sen. Charlie Dean, however, said testing has become too cumbersome for schools and students. FCAT was a very effective tool. It has served its purpose, Dean, RInverness, said. Now were transferring everything in education to kids to take an FCAT. I am against that. Children are varied in personality. We dont all learn on the same basis. The task force wants to take its findings to the Florida School Board Association for further review. Other school districts are coming on board in other ways. Some districts, led by Palm Beach County, have passed resolutions that began in Texas against the use of one-test-fits-all to determine whether students succeed. Deutschman plans to bring that resolution to the Citrus County School Board, where members have already informally said they would support it. The anti-testing movement is Deutschmans school board drive. Its not right and its not fair, she said. We just cant keep doing this to our kids. Were marching them right into a brick wall. Chronicle reporter Mike Wright can be reached at 352-563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. REBELLION Continued from Page A1 Jimmie Smith R-Inverness. Charlie Dean R-Inverness. Deutschman said FCAT was originally designed as a tool for educators to gauge a childs academic development. Now it is used, she said, as a threat to students and teachers.

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Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina Along a busy street in the Argentine capital, the man in the brown suit doesnt need to speak above a whisper to sell his goods: Money change. Money change. Those who want to swap pesos for dollars follow him through a run-down mall to a lingerie store. There, amid bras and pantyhose, he closes deals for greenbacks. Argentines have increasingly turned to such black market money-changers since President Cristina Fernandez sharply restricted purchases of dollars in banks and exchange houses to try to keep hard currency from pouring out of the country. Argentina has been kept from global capital markets since defaulting on its debt during a financial crisis a decade ago, so Fernandezs government wants to keep dollars in the country to replenish central bank reserves and pay government debts. Argentines, meanwhile, are haunted by nightmares of the crisis, when banks froze deposits and the currency lost value. So they are eager for dollars to stash in vaults or under their mattress. Others send them abroad for safekeeping. Many economists say the new black market spawned by currency controls could choke back Argentinas economic growth and create even more inflation: Controls make it harder for people to do business and undermine confidence in the peso, causing it to devalue even more quickly. That can create the threat of shortages when people are unwilling to sell goods for a currency they do not trust. The curbs could also encourage Argentines to withdraw dollars from banks. The government controls toughened this week and will get tougher, said Aldo Abram, director of the Fundacion Libertad y Progreso consulting firm. Argentines know this doesnt end well. The more they try to control it, the more Argentines will want to get dollars, even at a loss, and this can lead to panic. ... It might look like people want more dollars, but the reality is that they want to get rid of pesos. Theyre scared about what can happen to the country. Under the controls imposed shortly after Fernandez won re-election in October, the countrys tax agency, known as the AFIP must approve all purchases of dollars. The formal exchange rate was 4.47 pesos per dollar on Friday, a slide of about 8.6 percent from where the peso was a year ago. But employees at currency exchange houses in downtown Buenos Aires say approvals have become more difficult recently, and only about one in 10 Argentines is now getting tax agency authorization to buy dollars. Many have turned to so-called exchange caves, where the free market price, known as the blue rate, tops 5.50 pesos to the dollar, 23 percent more than the official rate. The spread between the two markets has widened sharply since the government controls began. The tap closed last week without any official statement, and we dont know when it will be opened again, a trader told the AP in anonymity, fearing reprisals because he also trades in the black market. The more Argentines are kept from getting dollars, the worse theyll get. They get desperate and they look for dollars wherever and whatever it takes. Its impossible to predict where the blue price will reach to if this goes on. Just days after Fernandez won an easy re-election in October, she began extending the governments reach in the economy with capital controls, import caps and, more recently, the takeover of YPF, Argentinas largest energy firm. Fernandez has accused unnamed business groups of encouraging a run on banks to hurt her second mandate. The currency controls, which some say are similar to those of Venezuela, have worked to discourage capital flight, but analysts say they spook investors and hurt the economy. These measures are creating more uncertainty, said Daniel Kerner, an analyst for the Eurasia Group consultancy. People turn to the dollar in Argentina because (the country) has a high inflation rate and high instability. High inflation, which private analysts calculate at about 25 percent annually, leads Argentines to seek shelter in real estate or the dollar. Todays society is saving in dollars and leaving the economic circuit because of distrust, said former Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna. To stop this, the government had this idea; its a police-like vision ... and well see the results in a little while. Lavagna said if the government continues the currency controls, they will hurt Argentines, especially middleand lower-income families. Recovering from (the uncertainty) might take two or three years. And thats just to go back to the starting point, he said. Argentines say the currency controls have made buying dollars practically impossible. The policies also restrict how many greenbacks people can withdraw from their Argentine accounts via ATM machines when they travel abroad, as well as tougher border controls searching for currency leaving the country. Argentinas Central Bank and the AFIP declined to comment for this story. In theory, companies and individuals can buy up to $2 million each month in U.S. currency. The buyer must present a sworn statement for every $30,000 dollars purchased to show where the money came from. But in practice, getting dollars, even with the paperwork, is becoming harder every day, frustrating people such as retirees who want to safeguard their pensions in dollars and families who want to buy a home or simply pay off dollar debts. After being turned away from a bank, Elsa Centeno, a retired 70-year-old teacher, said the AFIP didnt authorize her to receive $2,000. I cant understand why the AFIP is going after me and not those who take out millions out of the country. Its offensive, she said on her way to buy dollars on the black market. Fernandez argues fear about the impact of controls is being spread by her opponents, and she has asked Argentines to remain calm and trust the strategy without falling prey to rumors. Dont believe anything they say. This Argentina, especially under this president, is absolutely responsible and predictable, Fernandez said recently. Just forget about it. Nothing weird is going to happen to the dollar. Hundreds of AFIP tax agents patrol the financial district in Buenos Aires to crack down on black-market traders. As the curbs stiffened this week, the AFIP said it seized $23,000 from the glove compartment of a car owned by an Argentine who was coming back from the border city of Paysandu.W ORLD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 A9 000B872 000BHZY Argentina: Black market grows with currency Associated Press A security worker smokes Wednesday outside a money exchange house showing a sign with the official government-set exchange rate of 4.47 Argentine pesos per 1 U.S. dollar in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The AFIP tax collection agencys recent measure to control and approve every currency exchange operation in the country has made it practically impossible for Argentines to buy dollars, forcing them to get the currency on the black market. The more Argentines are kept from getting dollars, the worse theyll get. They get desperate, and they look for dollars wherever and whatever it takes. Argentine black-market trader speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

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Back home Associated Press U.S. Navy Commander Chris Nellie watches as his daughter Catherine salutes the crowd Saturday from their float along the route of the Welcome Home the Heroes Parade celebrating returning Iraq war veterans and their families in Richmond, Va. Man stuck in Iowa cave freedRescuers have freed a man trapped overnight in a cave at an Iowa state park. Iowa Department of Natural Resources spokesman Kevin Baskins said 20-yearold Logan Eliasen, of Port Byron, Ill., was dislodged from a narrow part of Wye Cave at Maquoketa Caves State Park about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Hed been stuck there more than 20 hours. He was taken from the scene to a hospital. Park Ranger Scot Dykstra said visitors discovered two people lodged in the cave and alerted park staff. Dykstra said they became stuck while crawling through a narrow part of the cave. Rescue crews freed a woman, who was also trapped, about 11:40 p.m. Saturday. With pride Associated Press A member of the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe creates a poster Saturday as others prepare for their belated May 17 commemoration of International Day against Xenophobia and Transphobia in Harare. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has often called for Gays and Lesbians to be punished for their behavior, which he said was worse than that of pigs and dogs. Fuego volcano belches ash, lava GUATEMALA CITY The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has begun shooting lava and columns of ash into the air, and authorities have raised the alert level in the area. The volcano overlooks the tourist city of Antigua and is one of Central Americas most active volcanoes. Guatemalas National Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology Institute said in a statement Saturday that Fuego shot ash 16,400 feet into the air. Lava flows reached up to 3,280 feet in length. David de Leon, spokesman for the national disaster relief agency, said authorities have raised the alert level because Fuego is in an effusive stage. The measure involves closing nearby highways, installing monitoring stations and readying emergency workers. De Leon said while no evacuations have been ordered, there might be if Fuegos activity increases. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS World BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A10 SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Gay marriage key in Colo. polls Associated PressDENVER Minutes after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage on May 9, Colorados Democratic governor choked back tears as he ordered state lawmakers to reconsider a civil-unions measure defeated the day before by Republicans. In the week that followed, the debate over equal rights for same-sex couples consumed the Capitol. Republicans succeeded in killing the measure, but lawmakers from both parties say the issue could play an important role in the White House race in Colorado. Go back to your communities, go back to your neighborhoods, go back to your churches and let them know that the fight continues, Republican House Speaker Frank McNulty told gay-marriage opponents gathered outside the Capitol this past Tuesday. Colorado Democrats predict their loyalists, as well as independents, will rally behind Obama, given his support of same-sex marriage. That will have a positive impact on the chances of the president being re-elected and winning Colorado in November, said Democratic Rep. Mark Ferrandino, a gay lawmaker who co-sponsored the civil unions legislation and said its supporters would be very active in the fall on the issue. Obama plans to give the commencement address Wednesday at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, before attending fundraisers in Denver. Since 2008, equal rights for same-sex couples either through civil unions or gay marriage has flared in a few of the most contested presidential states. Two of those, Iowa and New Hampshire, now recognize gay marriage. North Carolina recently took the opposite stance, voting to strengthen its ban against gay marriage. But the fight in Colorado has proved especially bitter, and feelings on both sides are raw. So Republicans and Democrats are bracing for social issues such as gay marriage and civil unions to factor into voters calculations about whether to back the Democratic incumbent or likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Suspects charged with terror crimes Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. The first tropical storm of the season formed Saturday off the coast of South Carolina with top winds of 45 mph, but it wasnt threatening land. Forecasters say tropical storm Alberto was centered about 140 miles east of Charleston, S.C., in the afternoon. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect, but forecasters say they may issue one later. National Hurricane Center said there were no hazards affecting land so far, and the tropicalstrength winds werent reaching shore. Some strengthening was possible. It was moving about 3 mph to the southwest. National Weather Service meteorologist Sandy LaCorte in Wilmington said the system will continue moving to the southwest before reversing course and heading northeast over the next several days. She said the center of the storm is not expected to get close to the Carolinas coast. LaCorte said Alberto will produce increased waves at North and South Carolina beaches. Associated PressDUBLIN Seven Irish republicans, including three relatives of a senior reputed Real IRA member and four others allegedly operating a forest rifle range, were arraigned Saturday on terror charges following a security sweep against militants plotting to sabotage Northern Irelands peace process. Three were charged with directing terror, a crime never before levied against a suspected Irish Republican Army member in Northern Ireland. Use of the charge suggests police and Britains domestic spy agency, MI5, believe they have caught senior members of the Real IRA faction and will present evidence from electronic surveillance and informers, typically the only means to convict senior figures. Three relatives of Colin Duffy, a reputed senior Real IRA figure, appeared in a courtroom southwest of Belfast surrounded by police officers in full riot gear. None offered pleas and all were ordered held without bail until their next court appearance June 8. Duffys brothers Paul, 47, and Damien, 42, and cousin Shane Duffy, 41, all were charged with four counts of preparing acts of terrorism, conspiring to murder and conspiring to cause explosions. Paul Duffy also was charged with directing terrorism. Colin Duffy, who wasnt charged as part of the latest sweep, was acquitted in January of murdering two offduty British soldiers. He joined relatives and friends in the courtrooms public gallery and cheered supportively as the three men were led away in handcuffs. First tropical storm of the season forms Associated Press Palestinians run away from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces Saturday during clashes with Jewish settlers in the West Bank village of Assira al-Kibliya. Several Palestinians were injured. Israelis, Palestinians clash in West Bank App scans faces to guess age, gender Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO A watchful eye has arrived on San Franciscos bar scene, but not to keep you in check. It just wants to check you out. A new app launched this weekend will scan the faces of patrons in 25 bars across the city to determine their ages and genders. Would-be customers can then check their smartphones for real-time updates on the crowd size, average age and men-towomen mix to decide whether the scene is to their liking. The Austin, Texas-based makers of SceneTap say the app doesnt identify specific individuals or save personal information. But in a city known for its love of both libations and civil liberties, a backlash erupted even before the first cameras were switched on from bar-goers who said they would boycott any venue with SceneTap installed. SceneTaps ability to guess how old people are and whether theyre men or women relies on advances in a field known as biometrics. A camera at the door snaps your picture, and software maps your features to a grid. By measuring distances such as the length between the nose and the eyes and the eyes and the ears, an algorithm matches your dimensions to a database of averages for age and gender. SceneTap CEO Cole Harper says the app doesnt invade patrons privacy because the only data it stores is their estimated ages and genders and the time they arrived not their images or measurements. Nothing that we do is collecting personal information. Its not recorded, its not streamed, its not individualized, Harper said. Whether the companys promises are comforting or SceneTap still seems creepy, it portends a near future when any cameraequipped smartphone will have the ability to recognize faces with a click of the virtual shutter. Already the iPhones camera app will highlight a persons face on the screen with a green box before the picture is even snapped. And Apples iPhoto software will try to recognize the faces of the people in users pictures to categorize photos automatically by whos in the shot. Facebook also uses facial recognition software that tries to identify any friends in a photo a user uploads. SceneTaps San Francisco debut came the same day Facebook went public. Privacy experts say social media has played a major role in making it easier to attach a face to a name. Ten years ago, if I walked down the street and took a picture of someone I didnt know, there was little I could do to find out who that person was. Today its a very different story, said Lee Tien, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who focuses on surveillance technology and privacy. Whether the companys promises are comforting or creepy, it portends a near future when any camera-equipped smartphone will have the ability to recognize faces.

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E XCURSIONS Page A11SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE On the Emerald Isle Glenn and Elaine Harwood of Sugarmill Woods pose with a local character across the street from the Connemara Marble Factory in Ireland. 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 B ETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor NEW YORKM ichael Wigge left Berlin without a penny and traveled 25,000 miles to Antarctica, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way by ship, plane, car and foot, from Europe to Canada and the U.S. and then through Latin America. A series about his project, How to Travel the World for Free, is airing on some PBS channels throughout May and June, using video Wigge shot of his adventures. Here are some details on how he did the project and how it went. THE TRIP Wigge, a travel journalist and videographer who speaks German, English and Spanish, left Berlin in June 2010 and traveled for 150 days through 11 countries, arriving in Antarctica in November 2010. More than 100 people helped, providing transportation, food and places to sleep. He planned the journey for a year before starting out, collecting contacts for those who might provide accommodations or odd jobs, but he also relied on the kindness of strangers. FOOD At first, Wigge scrounged for food from garbage bins behind supermarkets, but he soon realized that Dumpster diving wasnt necessary. I could walk in and do a barter. I offered to clean the floor or the shelf or wash the dishes in the restaurant in exchange for an old sandwich. And most of the people I approached in shops, supermarkets and restaurants gave me something. ACCOMMODATIONS AND ATTITUDESIn Latin America, he found that people were very helpful if I went to their door and said, I have no idea where I will sleep tonight, can I sleep here? There was this helpfulness, this hospitality, maybe because many people there are poor and they know how it feels. They didnt care about my story. But in the U.S., it was more about the story. They would say, This is cool, we want to help you reach your goal. Americans really go for this. WORK He crossed the Atlantic working on a container ship from Belgium to Canada in exchange for his passage, doing everything from paint jobs to changing the oil in the engine room. In Las Vegas, he engaged in pillow fights for $1 on the street and offered his back as a human sofa for tired visitors. In San Francisco, he collected tips for pushing heavy tourists up the hills. Eventually he had 300 $1 bills, which he used to buy plane fare to Costa Rica. From there he hitchhiked to Panama, where he worked as a butler for the German ambassador. To cross from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Antarctica, he worked on a luxury cruise ship as an assistant to the expedition leader. You clean the boots of the tourists, you help them on the ice, you put red flags around the penguin field, you help refill the boats with gasoline, he said. WORST JOB Wigges stint as a porter carrying tourists luggage in exchange for a trip to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca city in the Peruvian Andes, ended in a bit of a mess. I was the worst porter the Andes had ever seen, he said. The other workers were accustomed to handling tents and meals for tourists along the 50-mile, five-day route, then running ahead carrying 60 pounds of luggage on their backs in time to set up the next campsite before the tourists arrived, all at 14,000-feet elevations. But Wigge did not have the stamina to keep up. They said, This is not funny, you cannot do this, we do not want to lose our clients, he recalled. I apologized. After two days, they put his luggage on horses and allowed him to walk at a regular pace rather than staying behind and running ahead to help with campsites. VIDEO DIARYWigge kept a video diary with the goal of eventually producing a TV series. To film himself and collect footage that was high-enough quality for TV, Wigge carried a Canon HDV 1080i camera with a good wide-angle lens and microphone. He ended up with dozens of tapes, which were edited down to five 30-minute segments. He nearly lost the precious tapes while staying with a German expat in Cuzco, Peru. The whole apartment burned down before we went to sleep, Wigge said. But he was able to get his travel bag out, and looks back on the incident philosophically: We are still alive. RETURN TRIP Once hed achieved his goal of starting out with no money and completing a one-way trip to Antarctica, he had no qualms about accessing a bank account for return fare to Germany.ADVICE I would like to motivate people, inspire people, he said. If youre not too vain to do something like pillow fighting or being a human sofa, you can barter your way from something very small to something very big. Why not travel and be a bit silly? For more inspiration, take a look at Wigges website www.howtotraveltheworldforfree.com and self-published book, How to Travel the World for Free: I Did It and You Can Do It, Too! Heres how to travel 25,000 miles without a penny Associated Press In this November 2010 photo released by PR By The Book, Michael Wigge celebrates in Antarctica at the end of a 25,000-mile trip that began in Berlin. Wigge embarked on his journey without a penny in his pocket, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way through 11 countries. He kept a video diary of the trip that has been turned into a series airing on some PBS stations in May and June this year.

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A12 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E NTERTAINMENT D ear Annie: Five months ago, I met Abby at my job. We have a lot in common and have become close. We flirt with each other. Heres the problem. Abby is 41, and I am 20. She looks and acts much younger. Abby is in a terrible relationship with her narcissistic soon-to-be ex-husband Dave. They have two young children. Dave is jealous and domineering and doesnt want a divorce. He has every phone and computer in their household bugged and has had Abby followed and spied on over the years. She uses disposable phones so that he cant listen in on her conversations. Abby is certain that Dave has cheated on her multiple times, but has no proof. He has turned many members of her family against her by lying that shes been unfaithful. He also holds all the money. Many times Abby has to leave the house at night and sleep in her car. The only way she could have a life after a divorce would be to cut all ties with her children and move away with me. I care deeply for Abby and want to help her. Id be willing to move out of state with her. What do you think? Dead End Dear End: The age gap is not your biggest problem. Its the fact that you are only 20. You dont have enough life experience to tie yourself to a still-married woman with two young children, an unsupportive family and a husband who sounds abusive and threatening. If Abby had your best interests at heart, she would not lean so heavily on you and put you at risk. You can best help her by encouraging her to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org) at 1-800-799SAFE (1-800-7997233). Dear Annie: You hit the nail on the head with your advice to Former Sister. I was in a similar situation with my sister. Although things were not great between us, I chose to accept her as she was. Im so glad I did, because four years ago, at the age of 46, she was killed in a car accident. My world hasnt been the same since. You never know when someone you love may suddenly be gone from your life forever. Still Miss Her Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. 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DinChopped (FSNFL) 35 39 35 Rev3Boys in World Poker TourWorld Poker TourUFC Unleashed (N)UFCGame 365World Poker Tour (FX) 30 60 30 51 Step Brothers (2008, Comedy) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly. R Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Shia LaBeouf. Sam Witwicky holds the key to defeating an ancient Decepticon. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (GOLF) 727 67 727 Golf Central (N)European PGA Tour GolfLPGA Tour GolfCentral (HALL) 39 68 39 45 54 The Flower Girl (2009, Romance) Marla Sokoloff, Kieren Hutchison. Kiss at Pine Lake (2012, Romance) Barry Watson, Mia Kirshner, Bill Engvall. NR Frasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PGFrasier PG (HBO) 302 201 302 2 2 Despicable Me X-Men: First Class (2011) James McAvoy. The early years of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. Game of Thrones (N) MA Veep (N) MA Girls (N) MA Game of Thrones (In Stereo) MA (HBO2) 303 202 303 Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Real Time With Bill Maher MA One Day (2011) Anne Hathaway. PG-13 Portrait of a Fighter Predators (2010, Science Fiction) Adrien Brody. (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 Family Rivalry Ax Men Swamp Gold Ax Men Up in Smoke Ax Men Betting It All (N) Ax Men The Ax Stops Here Ax Men Swamp Gold (LIFE) 24 38 24 31 Murder on the 13th Floor (2012) NR The Resident (2011, Suspense) Hilary Swank. Premiere. R Army Wives (N) PG The Client List Life of Riley (N) The Resident (2011) R (LMN) 50 119 Do No Harm (2009) Two men expose questionable practices at a Georgia hospital. Deadly Hope (2012) Alana De La Garza. A doctor becomes the target of a killer. NR The Pastors Wife (2011, Docudrama) Rose McGowan, Michael Shanks. (MAX) 320 221 320 3 3 The A-Team (2010) Liam Neeson. Former Special Forces soldiers form a rogue unit. NR The Pool Boys (2009) Matthew Lillard. (In Stereo) R The Change-Up (2011, Comedy) Ryan Reynolds. (In Stereo) NR (MSNBC) 42 41 42 Caught on CameraCaught on CameraCaught on CameraCaught on CameraCriminal MindscapeIn Coldest Blood Puzzle answer is on Page A14. Todays MOVIES Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 What To Expect When Youre Expecting (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Battleship (PG-13) 12:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:20 p.m. No passes. The Dictator (R) ID required. 1:30 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:50 p.m. Dark Shadows (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7 p.m. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) Digital. 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) In real 3D. 4:10 p.m. No passes. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Battleship (PG-13) 12:50 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. What To Expect When Youre Expecting (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. The Dictator (R) ID required. 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 8 p.m. Dark Shadows (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m. No passes. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m. Marvels The Avengers (PG-13) Digital. 1:30 p.m., 7:50 p.m. 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. The Lucky One (PG-13) 12:40 p.m. Think Like a Man (PG-13) 12:45 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:40 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. Sunshine Gardens Crystal River will host a seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, conducted by Gary Marriage, CEO of Nature Coast Financial and Operation: Veteran Aid in Crystal River. All are welcome. The seminar will cover helping wartime veterans and their spouses in getting financial assistance from the V.A. for at-home and assisted-living expenses. Call 352-563-0235 to RSVP, as space is limited. Light refreshments will be offered. Sunshine Gardens Crystal River is at 311 N.E. Fourth Ave., Crystal River, behind the Walgreens on the corner of State Road 44 and U.S. 19. Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522 invites the public to join them on Memorial Day, May 28, for a pig roast fundraiser to support local veterans in nursing homes in the community, many of whom have only Elks members to count on to visit them and take them needed items. The fundraiser will include games and fun on the lake, as well as food. Donations and inkind supplies of food or beverages would be appreciated. Call Jack Rife, chairman of the event, at 352-302-4793. 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. 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@tampa bay.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 352-422-8092. 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@ tampabay.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 352-527-4600. 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 352-476-4915. 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. 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. 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. 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 352-249-7663. 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. There will be no dinner served on Friday, May 25. Memorial Day Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Edward W. Penno Post 4864. A picnic will follow at 11:30 a.m. Canteen opens at 10 a.m. The post is a nonsmoking facility; smoking 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 food items for our 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 may call Comm ander Richard Floyd at 727-492-0290, Ken Stewart at 352-419-0207, or 352-344-3464. 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 may 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 352-527-7630. 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 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 352344-3495 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. The Memorial Day Service will be conducted 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 352-201-1228. 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. 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. Email vfw4252@tampabay.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. Joe Nic Barco Memorial VFW Post 7122 8191 S. Florida Ave., Floral City. 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. The post will have elections of post officers for the 2012-13 term from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, followed by a short post meeting at 7 p.m. A presentation of awards and the installation of the newly elected officers for the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders will follow the meeting. 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 352-3442529 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 for information about the post and auxiliary. U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI)-Sturgeon Base meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at the American Legion Post 155, 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Visitors and interested parties are always welcome. Call Base Cmdr. Billy Wein at 352-726-5926. 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 HarleyDavidson. 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. The post will meet Monday, June 4, at the Olive Tree Restaurant on U.S. 19 south of Crystal River. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Dinner consists of prime rib, mixed vegetables, soup or salad, and an appetizer. This meeting is open to all veterans. To attend, send your reservation along with a check of $12 made out to American Legion Post 166 and mail it to P.O. Box 767, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447-0767. 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 352-7461959; 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 352-746-1135, 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. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 A13 648073 If you want to advertise here in the Great Getaways call 563-5592 See VETERANS / Page A14 000BIA5 (352) 527-8855 3557 N. 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Round Trip Motorcoach With PRESS LEVEL SEATING 1:00 P.M. Game $ 82 pp Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox July 15, 2012 000BJ59 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 209 N. 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A14 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T OGETHER & C OMMUNITY May 21 to 25 MENUS CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOLS All school meals for this final week are managers choice. SENIOR DINING Monday: Chunky barbecued chicken, Lyonnaise potatoes, California-blend vegetables, sugar cookie, whole-grain wheat bun with margarine, low-fat milk. Tuesday: Three-bean beef chili, parslied rice, carrot coins, peaches, wheat crackers, margarine, low-fat milk. Wednesday: Sausage and bean casserole, buttered spinach, yellow corn, citrus fruit, whole-grain bread with margarine, low-fat milk. Thursday: Sliced meatloaf, tomato gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, graham crackers, whole-grain bread with margarine, low-fat milk. Friday: Chef salad (ham, cheese, whole boiled egg, tomato), French dressing, carrot-raisin salad, mixed fruit, whole-grain bread with margarine, low-fat 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. Gallion/Bouthillier Engagement Wedding Pate/Marinelli Pamela Mann of Citrus Springs and David Pate of Pompano Beach announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Wendy Pate of Lecanto, to Daniel Marinelli of Inverness. The bride-elect earned her Associate of Science degree in health care management and is receptionist at West Coast Eye Institute in Lecanto. The prospective groom is the son of Jerry and Dianne Marinelli of Inverness. He is a registered nurse. Nuptial vows will be exchanged at 4 p.m. Jan. 12, 2013, in Inverness. Sabrinah Joy Gallion of Crystal River and Matthew James Bouthillier II of Lecanto exchanged nuptial vows March 10, 2012, at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Brandon Lauanzon and the Rev. Richard Greete. The bride, given in marriage by her father, is the daughter of Earnest J. and Joy Gallion of Crystal River. Parents of the groom are Matthew and Pam Bouthillier of Lecanto. Savannah Clemens of Homosassa attended her sister as matron of honor. Dave Clemens of Homosassa, brother-in-law of bride, stood by as the best man. A reception, given by both sets of parents, immediately followed the wedding at Crystal Oaks Community Center. Following their honeymoon trip to Daytona Beach, the couple is at home in Lecanto. The new bride is a 2011 graduate of Crystal River High School and now is a teacher at Footsteps Daycare, Inverness. The bridegroom, a 2010 graduate of Lecanto High School, is a lifeguard for Citrus County while waiting for the start of Marine boot camp in the fall. Divorces 5/7/12 to 5/13/12 Graylon Blade Hampton, Homosassa vs. Shandi N. Hampton, Orlando Patricia A. Schoen, Newland, N.C. vs. Donald R. Schoen, Hernando Marriages 5/7/12 to 5/13/12 William Lewis Dixon, Inverness/Sonja Berli, Inverness Robert Dennis Hessler II, Homosassa/Delana Catherine Turnbow-Robinson, Homosassa Cory Robert Kelly Jensen, Beverly Hills vs. Micha Mishell Dejesus, Beverly Hills Gavin Earl Medd, Crystal River/Heeral Sanghrajka, Nairobi, Kenya Adam Taylor Pinney, Hernando/Whitney Nicole Williams, Crystal River Anthony Gus Santangelo, Inverness/Hannah Jean Sadler, Inverness Richard Lee Smith, Crystal River/Nancy Lou Muster, Crystal River 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 352-341-6400 or visit www.clerk.citrus.fl.us/. For proceedings filed in another county, contact the clerk in that area. For the RECORD Humane Society OF CITRUS CO. Bogey Special to the Chronicle Bogey is a Chihuahua mix, about 2 years old, and is looking for a person who has some of the same qualities that he does: unconditional love, devotion and a need for a quiet and loving companion. Bogey is a little timid at first but is very loving, gentle and quiet. He will do best in an adult home with someone who is home most of the time, so he can be right by their side or in their lap. Bogey needs to be an only pet. Bogey is neutered and up to date on all veterinary needs. An approved adoption application and adoption fee is needed to adopt Bogey. To access an adoption application or to view other adoptable pets visit www.roomforonemore.net. For more information, call Karron at 352-560-0051. Sundays PUZZLER Puzzle is on Page A12. S ophia was the No. 1 name for baby girls in 2011. It comes from the Greek word for wisdom. Jacob, the No. 1 name for boys, has its roots in the Bible. Mason, the No. 2 name for boys, means the child of a D-list celebrity. It can also mean a bricklayer or a member of a secret society, but much more important, it is what Kourtney Kardashian named her baby, and she is obviously a role model for young parents. Kourtney is American English for my mother cant spell. If young parents have one guiding principle, it is this: We will never do anything the way our parents did we are going to do things right. We will never give our children silly names they will hate. We will never make them eat food they dont like. We will never make them go to bed early. We will never embarrass them in public. They will have their own space. They will get a high-powered sports car the moment they turn 16. We will never snoop on them or try to see what theyve been looking at on the Internet. That lasts about a month. But by then, the damage is done. The parents have already named the kid Snoop or Snooki or Picabo or Hagbard, which is startling when you realize that they have been thinking of names from the moment they knew they were going to have a baby. Aside from those women you occasionally read about who have 9-pound babies and then say, I had no idea I was pregnant, no parent slaps his or her forehead as the umbilical cord is cut and says, Oh, we forgot to think about a name! What should we call the baby? No, most couples have been going back and forth on this question for months. They try out possible nicknames that the bullies might use to taunt their child in second grade, making sure the first name and the last name together dont say something unintentionally funny, like the famously and unfortunately named Texas heiress, Ima Hogg. Some will try to figure out a name that will get the most free baby-sitting from the grandparents. They will pore over books of names, rejecting the old-fashioned ones Fanny, Maude, Petunia, Ebenezer, Cotton, Richard III the overused ones and the ones they never liked. Any schoolteacher can tell you tales of unique and unfortunate names and their many alternative spellings. There is a story making the rounds about a girl named Female, pronounced to rhyme with tamale. Most parents are searching for something unique but not bizarre, a name that not everyone in the childs first-grade class will have. Unfortunately, every other parent is thinking the same way. So they finally pick a name that seems fresh and new, different but not odd, and four years from now find out that half the kids in preschool are named Harper or Mason. How did that happen? wonder the parents, Taylor and Austin. While most babies will still get names that are gender-specific Sophia for girls, Michael for boys the rise of the genderneutral name is very interesting. Is Austin a boy or a girl? Is Mason a boy or a girl? Ashley, Aubrey, Blake, Bentley, Easton? Will it help on a college or job application if its impossible to tell if the applicants a man or a woman? What of the hidden meanings of names? Are Bubba and Junior the same as Chad and Brad? Who would you trust to do your taxes? Who would you ask about making killer moonshine? Would you rather marry a Dakota or a Tiffany? Who would be a better-looking groom, Winston or Wally? Does the name say more about the parent or the child? 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. Playing the name game JIM MULLEN 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 are welcome to join. Landing Ship Dock (LSD) sailors meet at Dennys in Crystal River at 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday monthly. Call Jimmie at 352-621-0617. Suncoast U.S. Navy Armed Guard and Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II meetings for 2012 will be at 11:30 a.m. at Kally Ks restaurant in Spring Hill on the following dates: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. 2012 reunion will be Sept. 8-16 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1445 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, Ill. Group reservation code is CGN. Call 847-945-4500 for reservations. Ask for the USS Long Beach reunion rate of $99.68, which includes taxes on rooms. Cutoff is Aug. 13. For more information, contact Don Shade, 299 Kiantone Road Lot 92, Jamestown, NY 14701-9370., or email lbcgn9@aol.com. VETERANS Continued from Page A13 Goodbye, Yar!Citrus Clowns performing group member Clown Yar (aka Ray Thompson) has moved out of state with his family. Jewels the Clown (aka Mary K. Hall), Citrus Clowns sponsor, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Clown Yar for his years of clowning and for serving as assistant training instructor for Citrus Clowns, at his farewell group luncheon tribute recently. Special to the Chronicle Special to the Chronicle The Inverness Sertoma Club Inc. presented Barbara Mills with its Service to Mankind Award this year for all her efforts in helping others. Pictured are John Kerr, Sertoma International president; Barbara Mills of Operation Welcome Home and Honor Flight veterans programs; and Bill Catto, Inverness Sertoma Club Inc. president. Service to Mankind 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 352637-0132. The Y has a strong history with Fathers Day: It was first celebrated in June 1910 at the Spokane, Wash., YMCA. Fathers Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. On Mothers Day in 1909, she heard a sermon honoring mothers and wondered why there was no tribute for fathers. With the support of ministers in Spokane, she launched the first Fathers Day event at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. President Nixon signed Fathers Day into law in 1972. Write about your dad

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Adult recreation/ B2 Ron Joseph column/ B2 Tennis, soccer/ B2 MLB/ B3 TV, lottery/ B4 Golf, NBA, NHL/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Heat say theyre moving on after Game 3 spat between coach, Wade./ B5 S PORTS Section B SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Lecanto state champion selects FIU Heinzman will pole vault for college in Miami J.M. SORACCHI Sports writerAs one of the top pole vaulters in the state of Florida, even before her Class 3A state title on May 4, Anna Heinzman was understandably coveted by several Division I programs. One college stood above the rest in remaining loyal in their recruitment of the Lecanto High School senior, as Heinzman signed a letter-of-intent to attend Florida International University in Miami on Friday morning. Like Lecanto, FIUs mascot is also the Panthers. The school, located about a five-hour drivefive hours from Citrus County, was one of the first programs to recruit Heinzman and stayed at the top of her list throughout. I really liked the atmosphere, said Heinzman, who was selected as the Chronicles 2011-2012 Female Athlete of the Year. The coaches were just really nice and it seemed like I would have a support system down there. I like that it was near the beach, she added. Heinzman also said FIU offered her an athletic scholarship that covered everything but food, which her academic scholarships will pick up the cost ofpay for. The University of Florida, University of North Florida and University of Central Florida were all in the running but just didnt feel right. When I talked to those coaches, I didnt feel as big of a connection, Heinzman said. Some of them offered me (scholarship) money, but not as much and that factored into my decision. The Panthers from Miami are thrilled to sign an athlete of Heinzmans caliber. J.M. SORACCHI /Chronicle Lecanto senior Anna Heinzman, front center, signed a national letterof-intent to attend Florida International University in Miami on Friday. Heinzman is flanked by grandfather James and father Jim. In the back row, from left, are coach Robbie Thompson, activities director Ron Allan, coaches Tony Branch and Beth Branch and principal Kelly Tyler. It seemed like I would have a support system down there. Anna Heinzman Lecanto senior said of her decision to attend Florida International University. See FIU / Page B4 Cobb wins first start of season for Tampa Bay Associated PressST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Alex Cobb overcame early struggles and ended up with a most impressive performance. Cobb won his first start of the season, Matt Joyce hit a grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Saturday. He believes he belongs in the big leagues and weve felt that way all along, Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. You can only have so many starting pitchers. Cobb (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He retired his last 10 batters. Cobb was recalled from TripleA Durham on Friday night to take the place of Jeff Niemann, who is on the 60-day disabled list with an injured right leg. The 24-year-old righty went 3-2 in nine starts for Tampa Bay last season. Cobb was phenomenal, Joyce said. In the first inning or two, he had the adrenalin and he was excited, but he settled in really well. Hes going to be a big part of our success. Joel Peralta pitched the eighth before Fernando Rodney got the final three outs for his 13th save The Tampa Bay Rays Luke Scott bats against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday in St. Petersburg. Associated Press Joyces grand slam pushes Rays past Braves All-Star race goes to Johnson Driver wins $1M, third career Sprint Cup event Associated PressCONCORD, N.C. Jimmie Johnson won his third All-Star race Saturday night by pulling away over the 10-lap sprint to the $1 million prize. Johnson joins Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon as the only three-time winner in All-Star race history. His other victories were in 2003 and 2006. Johnson won the first 20-lap segment of the Sprint All-Star race, then cruised around the back of the field for the next three segments at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was the first driver allowed down pit road before the fifth and final segment, and beat everyone else back on track following the mandatory pit stop. Johnson had a great restart, and runner-up Brad Keselowski had no chance to catch him. Matt Kenseth finished third and was followed by Kyle Busch and Earnhardt. Earnhardt races way into Sprint All-Star race CONCORD, N.C. Dale Earnhardt Jr. didnt need the fan vote this year. Earnhardt won the Sprint Showdown on Saturday night to pick up a transfer spot into the $1 million All-Star race. His exemption from his 2000 victory expired last year, and NASCARs most popular driver needed fans to vote him into the All-Star race in 2011. This time, he just dominated the 40-lap qualifier to take a spot in the main event. I feel real fortunate to have drove my way into the All-Star race, Earnhardt said. My fans work hard to vote, and I never assume that Im going to win the vote. The fan support is a gift and I never take it for granted. We feel real lucky to have an opportunity to race. Were going to enjoy it having earned our way in this year. Pole-sitter AJ Allmendinger Associated Press Ill Have Another, left, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, leads Bodemeister, ridden by Mike Smith, to win the 137th Preakness Stakes horse race Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Ill Have Another is in line for a Triple Crown if he can win the Belm ont Stakes on June 9. Ill Have Another claims Preakness Stakes, has Triple Crown in sight Associated PressBALTIMORE Ill Have Another did just that, winning another Triple Crown race with even more flash and dash than he did in the Kentucky Derby. By bolting past Bodemeister again this time in Saturdays Preakness, all that stands in the way of racing glory is the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. Win that and the smoothstriding 3-year-old will find himself in the company of Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, the last to win thoroughbred racings most coveted prize in 1978. Thats heady company for a colt who has yet to be favored in any of his seven races. That should change in the Belmont. Were thinking Triple Crown, baby, elated winning trainer Doug ONeill said. Hes a special horse. Well see how he comes out of it, and if he comes out of it in good shape, were heading to New York, baby. Ill Have Another won by 1 1/2 lengths in the Derby and by a neck in the Preakness the same margins Affirmed posted in wins over rival Alydar in those two races 34 years ago. But theres one big storyline difference this time: Bodemeister is skipping the Belmont. Hes getting off the bus here, trainer Bob Baffert said. The 1 3-16-mile Preakness unfolded the same way as the 1-mile Derby, with the speedy Bodemeister moving to the lead under Mike Smith More baseball For the Rays box score and the rest of MLB interleague play, please see Page B3. See TB / Page B4 See TRIPLE / Page B4 See NASCAR / Page B4

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B2 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S PORTS Athletes deal with pain pill addiction A s the Olympics approach, the winter sports come to a close and athletes of all sports decide on colleges, there will be more headlines about athletic injuries and the subsequent problems associated with pain medications. Injuries incurred in sports often start early with participation in middle school and persisting to adulthood. As these athletes enter adulthood and the professional ranks, the results of the extreme physical wear and tear these athletes endure from a myriad of injuries will result in chronic pain. Managing an athletes pain is one of the biggest issues doctors and trainers face when treating injured athletes and players of all ages. The conflict comes in getting back into competition and training as quickly as possible. The availability of prescription drugs has become epidemic with athletes. Many young adults who suffer from opiate and narcotic addiction report they first took pain medication as a teen for control of pain due to an athletic injury. Professional athletes with prescription drug addictions have reported turning to harder illegal drugs like heroin when they could no longer acquire prescription pills. Doctors are seeing an increase in the number of current and former NFL players who are either addicted or physically dependent on painkillers. One doctor who treats athletes with addiction problems says pain medications are 10 times more common in sports than steroids. For some athletes, pain pills are an essential part of getting through training and competition. Among the many pressures an athlete faces on a daily basis is the pressure to perform on a consistent and repetitive basis regardless of how he or she feels or despite the pain they endure. Also, there is the social and monetary stress involved in an athletes drug behavior. The beginning of drug abuse in sports starts with an athlete trying to minimize their pain and perform better with the use of pain medication in order to compete better in the sport. Then, the thought is without the drug, they cant perform. Additionally, there is a lot of money to be made in sports, which leads many athletes to use drugs to initially minimize pain and subsequently enhance their abilities and skills as well. Once an athlete begins the cycle of addiction, there is a clear need for outside help to stop using drugs, just like any other addict. Being an athlete does not mean they are above addiction. This is often realized too late. In our current drug culture, the answer too often is to take a pill for anything that is a pain, contributing to the impairment and occasionally deaths of these athletes. The question of a link between steroids, muscle enhancers, HGH, muscle relaxers and prescription pain pills has been raised. In many cases, the introduction and availability of these drugs is the result of the treatment of a sports injury. The question is do doctors sometimes over-prescribe such pills in the case of athletic trauma and injury. Frequently, there is insufficient time taken to diagnose the underlying problem and only the pain symptom is treated. Opiates are prescription narcotic medications often prescribed to relieve the painful symptoms of sports injuries but are also a leading drug abused by teens. As many as one in 11 teens have reported using the prescription painkiller Vicodin for a non-medical reason and 15 percent of high school seniors say they have taken the powerful opiate Oxycontin recreationally. The use of narcotic pain medication, even under the direction of a doctor, carries the risk of addiction though I have really never understood what it means when they say under the direction of a doctor. Taking medication of any sort not for the purpose it was intended is usually taken without any supervision, doctor or parent. Prescription narcotics fall into the category of opioids, which include powerful drugs like morphine, codeine and heroin. Opioids prevent the brain from receiving pain messages and the feeling of euphoria known as a high. Long-term use of opioids can alter the function of the immune system and even increase pain sensitivity. These drugs include such medications such as oxycontin, oxycodone/percoset, vicodin/hydrocodone and muscle relaxers such as Soma and Flexoril fall into the drugs used to control pain and are known to be addictive. Athletes often build up a tolerance to a specific dose of the medication, thus requiring increasing amounts of the drug to get the same effect both pain relief and that high. The world production of oxycodone is approximately 69 million tons of which about 75 percent is consumed in the United States. The use and overuse of prescription pain medication permeates not only the athletic community, but families as well. Be aware. 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 Italian Open final set Djokovic beats Federer, will meet Nadal Associated PressROME Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer on Saturday to set up another meeting with rival Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open final. The defending champion at the Foro Italico, Djokovic beat Federer 6-2, 7-6 (4). Five-time winner Nadal eliminated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (6), 6-0 in the other semifinal. Were both physically fit and fresh and ready to deliver our best tomorrow, Djokovic said. We have a great rivalry. Hes the player Ive played the most against in my career and there are no secrets. Its going to be a good fight. It would be good for both of us to get that trophy before Paris. The French Open, the only Grand Slam Djokovic didnt win last year, begins next weekend. Maria Sharapova defeated rising German player Angelique Kerber 63, 6-4 and will defend her title against French Open champion Li Na. The Chinese player advanced after Serena Williams withdrew shortly before their semifinal with a lower back injury. Williams said the back problem affected her game earlier this week. But she said shell be ready for Roland Garros. It was feeling a little stiff and I dont think this is the right moment to force (it), she said. I just want to relax and get ready for the next few months. ... This is a good week to get better and Im confident that Ill be 100 percent. Djokovic beat Nadal in last years final, and defeated the Spaniard in an epic Australian Open final in January, which at 5 hours, 53 minutes was the longest Grand Slam championship match. Nadal easily won their last meeting in the Monte Carlo final last month when Djokovic was mourning the death of his grandfather. Its going to be an interesting one, especially after what happened in Monaco, said Federer, who moved past Nadal to No. 2 this week. Djokovic has pressure to defend his points and his title and Nadal wants to close the points gap with me. Nadal beat Djokovic in the 2009 Rome final and holds a 17-14 career edge over the Serb. Playing Rafa is always a challenge. Hes the best player ever on this surface. But after 2011, I know I can win now, Djokovic said. I need to step into the court and take chances and not allow him to move me around. Associated Press Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Roger Federer during their Italian Open semifinal tennis match Saturday in Rome. Gators lacrosse in final 4 Chelsea wins in PKs Associated PressMUNICH Didier Drogba scored the decisive penalty in the shootout as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League final after a 1-1 draw on Saturday. The unlikely storyline of an English team beating a German team on penalties in a high-profile match provided a fitting end to a dramatic night, as Chelsea became Europes champion club for the first time. The often theatrical figure of 34-year-old Drogba, playing possibly his last game for the club as his Chelsea contract expires next month, was at the heart of the show. Drogba sent goalkeeper Manuel Neuer the wrong way to win the shootout 4-3 in front of massed Bayern fans in their home Allianz Arena. Bayerns Bastian Schweinsteiger missed the previous penalty. It was written, I think, a long time ago, Drogba said to British broadcaster ITV of Chelseas turnaround since its turmoil in March. This team is amazing. They never give up until the end. The shootout was needed after Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech saved Arjen Robbens spot-kick early in extra time. It was awarded for a foul by Drogba, whose 88thminute header earned an unlikely reprieve. After 83 minutes of Bayern domination, Thomas Mueller had broken dogged Chelsea resistance with a header past Cech. Chelseas first Champions League title came after losing the 2008 final in a shootout. Drogba succeeded where his captain John Terry, who was suspended for Saturdays finale, failed in missing the fifth penalty in Moscow four years ago which would have given the clubs Russian owner Roman Abramovich the Champions League title he has craved. Associated Press Chelseas David Luiz, left, celebrates with teammates after Didier Drogba scored the decisive shootout penalty during the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on Saturday in Munich, Germany. English club claims Champions League title Associated PressGAINESVILLE, Fla. Brittany Dashiell and Nora Barry each scored three goals and topseeded Florida advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA womens lacrosse tournament for the first time with a 15-2 victory over Penn State in the second round on Saturday. Top-seeded UF will play Syracuse on Friday. Shannon Gilroy, Kitty Cullen and Ashley Bruns added two goals apiece for the Gators (19-2), who led 8-2 at halftime and held the Nittany Lions scoreless in the second half. Florida goalie Mikey Meagher made seven saves. Syracuse 17, North Carolina 16SYRACUSE, N.Y. Michelle Tumolo scored with 5 seconds remaining in regulation as Syracuse rallied past North Carolina, 17-16, on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I womens lacrosse tournament. The Orange (18-3) fought back from a two-goal deficit in the final 3 minutes to beat the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (15-4) and earn the programs third trip to the national semifinals in the past five years. Syracuse will play topseeded Florida (19-2) Friday. Recreation BRIEFS Horse around at camp this summer Solquili Stables at Faith Haven Christian Retreat Center in Crystal River will host Camp Soquili in eight one-week sessions during June and July. Camp will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Learn to groom, tack and care for your horses daily needs. Learn to ride Western. Space is limited and filling quickly. Visit Camp Soquili on the website for more information at www. faithhavencrc.org, call 352-206-2990, or email faithhavencrc@gmail.com. Swim lessons at CR pool Summer swim lessons will begin June 4 at Bicentennial Park Pool in Crystal River. Sessions will meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $30 per session. All swim lesson sessions are in eight classes within the two weeks. Classes are kept to a maximum of five to six participants per instructor; a minimum of four participants are needed to hold the class. To view the full schedule, visit www.citruscountyparks.com and click on the link for Bicentennial Park Pool; for any other information, call the pool at 352-795-1478. Mens, co-ed leagues forming now in InvernessThe 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. For more information, call Shaun Miracle at 352-726-2611, ext. 1311 or email smiracle@inverness-fl.gov.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 352-586-8620. The United States Sail and Power Squadrons and their local affiliates promote safer boating through education. 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 151 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 352-637-0132.Park offers tennis lessonsWhispering Pines Park offers tennis lessons with Lindsay Rodriquez. Preregistration 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. Learn to stretch with Parks & Rec Citrus County Parks & Recreation offers a low-impact stretching class. This on-going class will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Citrus Springs Community Center. Cost is $5 per class. The low-impact class is easy, fun with good benefits. Stretching helps to make you more flexible and regular stretching will help mobility and balance. This helps to slow down the onset of common degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis. For more information, visit www.citruscountyparks.com and click on instructional classes, or call 352-465-7007. Jazzercise at community center Citrus County Parks & Recreation offers Jazzercise at West Citrus Community Center. The 60-minute class includes a warm-up, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle toning and cool-down stretch segment. One-hour classes are offered at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Unlimited monthly ticket is $25. Call 352-465-7007 or visit www.citruscountyparks.com. Zumba at Citrus SpringsCitrus County Parks & Recreation offers Zumba classes with instructor Lynn DaSilva at Citrus Springs Community Center. Zumba is a fitness program designed with exciting Latin and international dance rhythms. No membership or contracts. Ongoing classes are: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5. For more information, visit www. citruscountyparks.com or call 352-465-7007.

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Rays 5, Braves 2 AtlantaTampa Bay abrhbiabrhbi Bourn cf4010Zobrist rf4000 Prado lf3000BUpton cf3120 Fremn 1b4000Joyce lf3114 Uggla 2b4010C.Pena 1b2000 McCnn c4110Scott dh3000 Heywrd rf4110SRdrgz 3b3111 JFrncs 3b4011Rhyms 2b3000 Hinske dh1001EJhnsn ss2110 Pstrnck ss3010Gimenz c2110 Totals31262Totals25565 Atlanta0200000002 Tampa Bay00400100x5 ERhymes (3). DPAtlanta 2, Tampa Bay 2. LOBAtlanta 5, Tampa Bay 5. 2BUggla (9). HRJoyce (8), S.Rodriguez (4). SBBourn (13), B.Upton 2 (9). CSB.Upton (1), Rhymes (1). SS.Rodriguez. SFHinske. IPHRERBBSO Atlanta Delgado L,2-4434452 C.Martinez21-331111 OFlaherty100010 Durbin2-300010 Tampa Bay Cobb W,1-0762226 Jo.Peralta H,10100001 Rodney S,13-13100000Pirates 4, Tigers 3PittsburghDetroit abrhbiabrhbi Tabata rf5010Kelly cf4000 JHrrsn 2b3210Dirks lf5110 AMcCt cf4224MiCarr 3b4120 PAlvrz 3b3000Fielder 1b5122 Walker dh4020DYong dh4020 Barajs c4010Avila c4000 McGeh 1b4010Boesch rf4020 Navarr lf3010JhPerlt ss3000 McLoth lf1000RSantg 2b3010 Barmes ss4000 Totals35494Totals363102 Pittsburgh2000200004 Detroit0020001003 DPPittsburgh 1. LOBPittsburgh 7, Detroit 10. 2BDirks (6), D.Young (9). HRA.McCutchen 2 (7), Fielder (7). SBKelly (1). CS Navarro (2). IPHRERBBSO Pittsburgh A.J.Burnett W,2-2672232 Grilli H,10121001 J.Cruz H,7110001 Hanrahan S,9-10100012 Detroit Smyly L,1-142-374426 Villarreal21-300003 Coke120002 Benoit100001Twins 5, Brewers 4, 11 innings MinnesotaMilwaukee abrhbiabrhbi Span cf5100Hart rf5020 Revere rf4121Morgan cf5330 Wlngh lf4000Braun lf5021 Mornea 1b3000ArRmr 3b5112 Dozier ss3012Lucroy c4011 ACasill 2b5100RWeks 2b5000 Gray p0000Green 1b2000 Capps p0000Aoki ph1000 Butera c5120FrRdrg p0000 Carrll 3b-2b4021Axford p0000 Pavano p2000CIzturs ph-ss2000 Doumit ph0000Maysnt ss4000 Komats pr0000MParr p0000 Dunsng p0000Gallard p2000 Mauer ph1000Loe p0000 Burton p0000J.Perez p0000 Perkins p0000Veras p0000 Plouffe 3b1111Conrad ph-1b1000 Kottars ph-1b1000 Totals37585Totals42494 Minnesota000101110015 Milwaukee000101020004 EHart (2), R.Weeks (5). DPMilwaukee 2. LOBMinnesota 8, Milwaukee 6. 2BRevere 2 (3), Butera (3), Hart (13). HRPlouffe (4), Ar.Ramirez (3). SBRevere (2), Morgan 2 (5), Lucroy (2). SJ.Carroll. SFDozier 2. IPHRERBBSO Minnesota Pavano652216 Duensing H,5100001 Burton BS,1-1122202 Perkins100002 Gray W,3-0120002 Capps S,9-9100001 Milwaukee Gallardo632133 Loe1-311110 J.Perez000010 Veras2-300001 Fr.Rodriguez131100 Axford100001 M.Parra L,0-1211100 HBPby J.Perez (Revere).White Sox 7, Cubs 4 Chicago (A)Chicago (N) abrhbiabrhbi De Aza cf4121RJhnsn cf4010 HSantg p0000Barney 2b4110 ZStewrt p0000SCastro ss4000 Bckhm 2b5010LaHair 1b4000 A.Dunn 1b1211ASorin lf4132 Viciedo lf5123JeBakr rf4110 Przyns c5221Mather 3b3112 Rios rf3100K.Hill c4010 AlRmrz ss4021Dmpstr p1000 EEscor 3b4000Campn ph1010 Danks p3000Camp p0000 NJones p0000Russell p0000 Lillirdg ph-cf1000BParkr p0000 Bowden p0000 Cardns ph1000 CColmn p0000 Totals357107Totals34494 Chicago (A)1030000307 Chicago (N)0000000044 EMather (1). DPChicago (A) 2, Chicago (N) 2. LOBChicago (A) 7, Chicago (N) 4. 2B Pierzynski (5), A.Soriano (8). HRA.Dunn (13), Viciedo (7), Pierzynski (6), A.Soriano (3), Mather (3). SBDe Aza (8). CSDe Aza (4). IPHRERBBSO Chicago (A) Danks W,3-461-330014 N.Jones2-310000 H.Santiago110000 Z.Stewart144401 Chicago (N) Dempster L,0-2674433 Camp100002 Russell1-333210 B.Parker1-300011 Bowden1-300001 C.Coleman100011Royals 7, D-backs 3 ArizonaKansas City abrhbiabrhbi Blmqst ss5021Dyson cf3111 A.Hill 2b5010Hosmer 1b4011 J.Upton rf3110Butler dh3113 MMntr c2000AGordn lf3000 CYoung cf4010Francr rf4000 Kubel lf3021Mostks 3b4321 Gldsch 1b4130B.Pena c4030 Ransm dh3000Getz 2b4011 Overay dh1000AEscor ss3220 RRorts 3b4111 Totals343113Totals327117 Arizona0000002103 Kansas City01212100x7 DPKansas City 3. LOBArizona 8, Kansas City 5. 2BKubel (11), Goldschmidt (8), R.Roberts (5). HRButler (8), Moustakas (6). SBJ.Upton (7). SFKubel, Dyson, Butler. IPHRERBBSO Arizona I.Kennedy L,3-441-386613 Zagurski12-321112 Collmenter210001 Kansas City B.Chen W,3-461-382224 Crow2-321100 Mijares1-310010 G.Holland H,22-300000 Broxton100001 Crow pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WPI.Kennedy, Zagurski. BalkI.Kennedy. Blue Jays 2, Mets 0 New YorkToronto abrhbiabrhbi ATorrs cf4000KJhnsn 2b4121 Baxter dh4010YEscor ss4021 DnMrp 2b4000Bautist rf4000 Duda rf3010Encrnc 1b3010 I.Davis 1b3000Arencii dh4000 Turner 3b3000Thams lf2000 Niwnhs lf3000RDavis cf3000 Cedeno ss3010YGoms 3b3000 Nickes c2000Vizquel 3b0000 Hairstn ph0000Mathis c3110 Totals29030Totals30262 New York0000000000 Toronto00002000x2 EA.Torres (2). LOBNew York 3, Toronto 6. 2BDuda (5), K.Johnson (2), Y.Escobar (6), Encarnacion (10). IPHRERBBSO New York Batista210012 Hefner L,0-1542205 Byrdak1-300000 Rauch2-310011 Toronto Morrow W,5-2930018Reds 6, Yankees 5CincinnatiNew York abrhbiabrhbi Heisey lf5021Jeter ss5010 Stubbs cf3200Grndrs cf4000 Votto 1b3113Cano dh4100 BPhllps 2b4121AlRdrg 3b4000 Bruce rf3000Ibanez rf-lf4121 Frazier 3b4000Swisher 1b4121 Cozart ss0000Martin c4111 Costanz dh3011Wise lf2000 Mesorc c3110ErChvz ph1010 Valdez ss-3b4110AnJons pr-rf1010 J.Nix 2b4132 Totals32686Totals375115 Cincinnati1100300106 New York0011100025 EPhelps (2). DPNew York 1. LOBCincinnati 5, New York 6. 2BHeisey (6), Mesoraco (2), Ibanez 2 (7). HRVotto (7), Martin (4), J.Nix (2). SBStubbs (7), Jeter (3). CSJ.Nix (1). SFCostanzo. IPHRERBBSO Cincinnati H.Bailey W,2-361-373317 Ondrusek H,42-300000 Chapman H,6100002 Marshall H,21-342201 Arredondo S,1-12-300000 New York Nova L,4-26755212 Eppley1-300010 Rapada2-300000 Phelps211013 HBPby Nova (Mesoraco).Indians 2, Marlins 0 MiamiCleveland abrhbiabrhbi Reyes ss4000Choo rf4020 Infante 2b3010Kipnis 2b3001 HRmrz 3b4010ACarer ss3111 Dobbs rf4000Hafner dh2000 Stanton dh2000CSantn c4010 Morrsn lf2000Brantly cf3000 GSnchz 1b3000JoLopz 3b3010 Petersn cf3010Ktchm 1b3010 J.Buck c3000Duncan lf3110 Cnghm lf0000 Totals28030Totals28272 Miami0000000000 Cleveland00011000x2 DPMiami 2, Cleveland 2. LOBMiami 4, Cleveland 6. HRA.Cabrera (5). SFKipnis. IPHRERBBSO Miami A.Sanchez L,2-2772224 Mujica100001 Cleveland J.Gomez W,3-261-330024 J.Smith H,62-300000 Pestano H,10100001 C.Perez S,13-14100003 HBPby A.Sanchez (Hafner), by J.Gomez (Infante).Giants 4, Athletics 0 OaklandSan Francisco abrhbiabrhbi JWeeks 2b4000GBlanc rf2110 Pnngtn ss3000BCrwfr ss4020 Reddck cf-rf3000MeCarr lf3021 JGoms lf3000Posey c3111 Blackly p0000Pagan cf4022 S.Smith rf-lf3010Belt 1b3000 Dnldsn 3b3000Arias 3b4010 Barton 1b2000Burriss 2b4110 KSuzuk c2000Vglsng p1100 T.Ross p2000JaLopz p0000 Balfour p0000Pill ph1000 Cowgill cf0000Hensly p0000 Kaaihu ph1000 Totals26010Totals294104 Oakland0000000000 San Francisco00000040x4 DPOakland 4, San Francisco 2. LOBOakland 1, San Francisco 8. 2BPosey (7). SF Me.Cabrera. IPHRERBBSO Oakland T.Ross L,2-4672244 Balfour2-322211 Blackley11-310001 San Francisco Vogelsong W,2-2710015 Ja.Lopez100002 Hensley100010 T.Ross pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBPby T.Ross (Vogelsong)Mariners 10, Rockies 3 SeattleColorado abrhbiabrhbi Ackley 2b5112Scutaro 2b4010 C.Wells lf4122Colvin rf-lf4000 ISuzuki rf5210CGnzlz lf2000 JMontr c4131JHerrr ss2000 Seager 3b4133Tlwtzk ss1000 Liddi 1b5000Giambi 1b1110 MSndrs cf4110Cuddyr 1b-rf4000 Ryan ss5220Pachec 3b4111 Vargas p3111WRosr c3112 Kelley p0000Fowler cf2000 Figgins ph1000Rogers p0000 Delaar p0000RHrndz ph1000 Brothrs p0000 Outmn p0000 Fridrch p1000 EYong cf2010 Totals4010149Totals31353 Seattle02210401010 Colorado0000003003 DPSeattle 1, Colorado 1. LOBSeattle 8, Colorado 3. 2BAckley (8), M.Saunders (11), Giambi (2). 3BRyan (1). HRSeager (5), W.Rosario (6). IPHRERBBSO Seattle Vargas W,5-3753311 Kelley100001 Delabar100011 Colorado Friedrich L,1-1598843 Rogers231103 Brothers121011 Outman100002 Friedrich pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. WPDelabar, Friedrich, Rogers. PB W.Rosario Associated PressPHILADELPHIA David Ortiz homered, singled and drove in two runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 win over Philadelphia, snapping the Phillies six-game winning streak Saturday night. Mike Aviles, Will Middlebrooks and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered for Boston, which won for the seventh time in nine games. Saltalamacchia went 3 for 4, needing a triple for the cycle. Jon Lester (3-3) improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Phillies despite matching a season high for hits allowed with eight and giving up four runs in six innings. Freddy Galvis homered, and John Mayberry Jr., Hector Luna and Shane Victorino each had three hits for the Phillies as the teams combined for 26 hits. INTERLEAGUE Reds 6, Yankees 5NEW YORK Joey Votto hit a threerun homer, Jose Arredondo worked out of a ninth-inning jam for his first major league save and the Cincinnati Reds held off the New York Yankees. New York scored twice off Sean Marshall in the ninth, but Reds manager Dusty Baker pulled his regular closer in favor of Arredondo and he got the job done. The right-hander entered with runners at first and second and one out, and Derek Jeter grounded his first pitch to third. Cincinnati nearly turned a game-ending double play, but Jeter just beat the relay.Blue Jays 2, Mets 0 TORONTO Brandon Morrow pitched his second shutout in four starts, blanking the Mets on three hits and leading the Toronto Blue Jays over New York. Morrow (5-2) struck out nine and walked one to win for the fifth time in six outings. He has three career shutouts, including a victory over the Los Angeles Angels on May 3. Indians 2, Marlins 0 CLEVELAND Jeanmar Gomez pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Asdrubal Cabrera homered to lead the Cleveland Indians past the Miami Marlins. Gomez (3-2) allowed two Marlins to reach base in an inning only once, striking out four over 6 1-3. Cabrera connected off Anibal Sanchez (2-2) to put Cleveland ahead in the fourth inning. Three relievers finished off the Indians third shutout of the season. Chris Perez struck out the side on 10 pitches in the ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances. Miami dropped to 13-5 in May.Pirates 4, Tigers 3DETROIT Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers and A.J. Burnett pitched six solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a win over Detroit. A day after Detroits Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth while shutting out the Pirates, McCutchen went deep twice off Tigers rookie Drew Smyly (1-1). It was McCutchens sixth career multihomer game and second in three days. He has seven home runs on the season. Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who stranded 10 runners. Burnett (2-2) allowed two runs and seven hits. Three relievers finished it off, with Joel Hanrahan pitching a hitless ninth for his ninth save. Giants 4, Athletics 0 SAN FRANCISCO Ryan Vogelsong allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings and played a key role in San Franciscos go-ahead rally as the Giants beat the Oakland Athletics for the 11th straight time at home. Vogelsong (2-2) retired the first 13 batters he faced and allowed only a soft single to right-center by Seth Smith with one out in the fifth. But he was still locked in a scoreless duel with Tyson Ross before the Giants broke through for four runs with help of a disputed call in the seventh. Buster Posey hit an RBI double and Angel Pagan added a two-run single in the big inning to help the Giants win for the sixth time in eight games. Mariners 10, Rockies 3 DENVER Jason Vargas threw seven strong innings, Kyle Seager homered and drove in three runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the free-falling Colorado Rockies. One day after being victimized by Kevin Millwoods two-hitter his first shutout in nine years the Rockies looked lost against Vargas, who took a two-hitter into the seventh to help hand Colorado its 12th loss in 15 games. Vargas (5-3) kept the Rockies off-balance with an array of offspeed pitches set up by pinpoint control of his fastball. Twins 5, Brewers 4, 11 inningsMILWAUKEE Trevor Plouffe hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Plouffes fourth homer of the season came off Manny Parra (0-1) with two outs. Parra had retired the first two batters before Plouffe connected on a 2-0 pitch that landed in the Brewers bullpen. Matt Capps, the fifth Twins reliever, got three outs for his ninth save while wrapping up the Twins fourth straight win.White Sox 7, Cubs 4 CHICAGO John Danks pitched shutout ball into the seventh for his first win in nearly a month and Dayan Viciedo, A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn homered as the Chicago White Sox beat the Cubs. The White Sox made it two in a row over the Cubs and played without star first baseman Paul Konerko, whod been hit near the left eye with a pitch Friday and had to leave the game. Konerko had a shiner Saturday, but tests revealed no major damage and he hopes to play again Tuesday. Danks (3-4) got his first win since April 22, allowing three hits in 6 1-3 innings. Royals 7, Diamondbacks 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas homered, Bruce Chen won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. Butler homered to left-center in the third with Alcides Escobar aboard. Butler also drove in Jarrod Dyson with a sacrifice fly in Kansas Citys two-run fifth. Butlers eight home runs and 31 RBIs lead the Royals. Moustakas sent his sixth homer of the season into the right-field bullpen in the fourth. Orioles 6, Nationals 5 WASHINGTON Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles matched a season high with their fifth straight win, over the Washington Nationals. Jones had three hits as the AL East leaders improved to 15-5 on the road. Washington lost its third in a row. Jason Hammel (5-1) pitched 5 1-3 innings for the win, allowing four runs and six hits. Baltimore relievers Luis Ayala, Troy Patton and Pedro Strop combined for 2 2-3 scoreless innings. Astros 6, Rangers 5HOUSTON Justin Maxwell hit one of Houstons season-high three homers to put his team on top in the fifth inning and the Astros held on for a win over the Texas Rangers. Maxwells second home run of the year came with one on and two outs in the fifth inning to make it 5-4. Chris Snyder had a solo shot in the third and Carlos Lees two-run homer in the fourth helped close the gap. The Rangers took an early lead thanks to a four-run third inning, highlighted by David Murphys three-run inside-the-park homer. Houston starter Lucas Harrell (3-3) yielded five hits and four runs one earned in 5 2-3 innings. Derek Holland (3-3) allowed five hits and five runs in five innings in his shortest start of the season. East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Baltimore2714.6597-3W-512-915-5 Tampa Bay2516.61025-5W-115-510-11 Toronto2318.56146-4W-412-911-9 New York2119.525515-5L-112-99-10 Boston1921.475737-3W-19-1110-10 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Cleveland2317.5756-4W-111-1112-6 Chicago2021.488336-4W-37-1213-9 Detroit1921.475434-6L-110-129-9 Kan. City1623.410666-4W-15-1611-7 Minnesota1426.350986-4W-46-148-12 West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Texas2516.6105-5L-111-914-7 Oakland2021.488534-6L-29-1011-11 L. Angeles1822.450645-5W-111-107-12 Seattle1824.429754-6W-27-811-16 East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Atlanta2516.6106-4L-110-715-9 Washington2317.57515-5L-314-89-9 Miami2119.52536-4L-19-712-12 New York2119.52534-6L-212-89-11 Philadel.2120.51247-3L-110-1011-10 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway St. Louis2217.5644-6L-29-813-9 Cincinnati2019.51325-5W-19-811-11 Pittsburgh1921.475325-5W-110-89-13 Houston1822.450434-6W-113-95-13 Milwaukee1624.400653-7L-49-117-13 Chicago1525.375763-7L-59-146-11 West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway L. Angeles2613.6677-3W-217-49-9 San Fran.2119.52556-4W-312-99-10 Arizona1823.439934-6L-17-1211-11 Colorado1524.3851153-7L-39-136-11 San Diego1426.3501274-6L-210-164-10 Interleague Interleague AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE Red Soxs Lester pitches just well enough Associated Press Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Boston homers way past Philly INTERLEAGUE Fridays Games Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Baltimore 2, Washington 1, 11 innings Philadelphia 6, Boston 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Cincinnati 0 Miami 3, Cleveland 2 Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 0 Toronto 14, N.Y. Mets 5 Atlanta 5, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 4, Houston 1 Arizona 6, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 11, Milwaukee 3 Seattle 4, Colorado 0 L.A. Angels 7, San Diego 2 San Francisco 8, Oakland 6 Saturdays Games Cincinnati 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Toronto 2, N.Y. Mets 0 Cleveland 2, Miami 0 San Francisco 4, Oakland 0 Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 3 Tampa Bay 5, Atlanta 2 Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 4, 11 innings Seattle 10, Colorado 3 Kansas City 7, Arizona 3 Baltimore 6, Washington 5 Boston 7, Philadelphia 5 Chicago White Sox 7, Chicago Cubs 4 Houston 6, Texas 5 L.A. Angels at San Diego, late Sundays Games Cincinnati (Cueto 4-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 5-1), 1:05 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 1-3) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 6-1), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 1-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 2-3), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-3) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 3-3), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 4-0) at Washington (Strasburg 3-1), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Beckett 3-4) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-2), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Lewis 3-3) at Houston (Lyles 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 4-1) at Kansas City (Adcock 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Marquis 2-3) at Milwaukee (Greinke 4-1), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-2), 2:20 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-4) at Colorado (Guthrie 2-1), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-6) at San Diego (Bass 2-4), 4:05 p.m. Oakland (Colon 3-4) at San Francisco (Lincecum 2-3), 4:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Fridays Games L.A. Dodgers 6, St. Louis 5 Saturdays Games St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games St. Louis (Lohse 5-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-3), 8:05 p.m.For more box scores, see Page B4. B ASEBALLS UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 B3

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS AUTO RACING 12 p.m. (NBCSPT) Indianapolis 500: Qualifying 2 p.m. (ESPN) Nationwide Series: Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 7 p.m. (ESPN2) NHRA Dollar General Summer Nationals (Same-day Tape) 12:30 a.m. (ESPN2) Nationwide Series: Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 (Same-day Tape) BASEBALL 1 p.m. (FSNFL) Miami Marlins at Cleveland Indians 1:30 p.m. (SUN) Atlanta Braves at Tampa Bay Rays 1:30 p.m. (TBS) Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies 2:20 p.m. (WGN-A) Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. (ESPN) St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers 2:30 a.m. (ESPN2) St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (Same-day Tape) WNBA 12:30 p.m. (ABC) Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx NBA 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers. Eastern Conference Semifinal, game 4 10:30 p.m. (TNT) San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers. Semifinal, game 4 3:30 a.m. (ESPN) Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers. Eastern Conference Semifinal, game 4 (Same-day Tape) BICYCLING 1 p.m. (NBC) AMGEN Tour of California 6:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Tour of California, Stage 8 (Same-day Tape) BILLIARDS 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2) 2011 World Cup of Trick Shots (Taped) GOLF 6 a.m. (GOLF) European PGA Tour: Volvo World Match Play Championship 1 p.m. (GOLF) LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship 2 p.m. (GOLF) Nationwide: BMW Charity Pro-Am 3 p.m. (CBS) PGA: HP Byron Nelson Championship 4 p.m. (GOLF) LPGA: Sybase Match Play Championship HOCKEY 3 p.m. (NBC) Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings. Western Conference Final, game 4 9 p.m. (NBCSPT) IIHF World Championships Gold Medal Game (Same-day Tape) RODEO 2 p.m. (CBS) Bull Riding PBR Built Ford Tough Series: Pueblo Invitational (Taped) SOFTBALL 1 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAA Tournament Regional 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAA Tournament Regional TRACK AND FIELD 8 a.m. (FSNFL) Big 12 Mens and Womens Outdoor Championships (Taped) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Astros 6, Rangers 5TexasHouston abrhbiabrhbi Kinsler 2b5000Schafer cf1000 Andrus ss4220Bogsvc rf3000 Hamltn cf-rf3001Altuve 2b4110 Beltre 3b4121Maxwll rf-cf2212 MYong 1b4110Ca.Lee 1b4112 DvMrp lf3113Lowrie ss4010 BSnydr ph-lf1010MDwns 3b4000 N.Cruz rf4010Myers p0000 MLowe p0000JDMrtn lf3110 Napoli c3010CSnydr c3111 DHllnd p2000Harrell p2000 Morlnd ph1000Abad p0000 Ogando p0000T.Buck ph1011 Gentry ph-cf1000WLopez p0000 Wrght p0000 Lyon p0000 MGnzlz 3b0000 Totals35595Totals31676 Texas0040001005 Houston00122100x6 ENapoli (3), D.Holland (2), Lowrie (4). DP Houston 1. LOBTexas 7, Houston 5. 2B J.D.Martinez (5), T.Buck (5). 3BAndrus (2). HRDav.Murphy (4), Maxwell (2), Ca.Lee (4), C.Snyder (2). SBHamilton (4), Maxwell (1). SFHamilton. IPHRERBBSO Texas D.Holland L,3-3555526 Ogando221122 M.Lowe100001 Houston Harrell W,3-352-354136 Abad H,11-300001 W.Lopez H,4121102 W.Wright010000 Lyon H,1100000 Myers S,10-11110001 W.Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. W.Wright pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.Orioles 6, Nationals 5 BaltimoreWashington abrhbiabrhbi Andino 2b5122Lmrdzz 2b5021 Hardy ss4020Harper rf-cf5000 Markks rf4212Zmrmn 3b5231 AdJons cf4132LaRoch 1b4100 Wieters c4000Dsmnd ss4010 Betemt 1b4110Ankiel cf3111 Tollesn 3b3000Nady ph-rf1000 Flahrty 3b0000Maldnd c3001 Avery lf3110Berndn lf3121 Hamml p2000Detwilr p0000 Ayala p0000TMoore ph1010 Patton p0000Stmmn p0000 Strop p0000Tracy ph1000 NJhnsn ph1000Perry p0000 JiJhnsn p0000Espinos ph1000 HRdrgz p0000 Totals346106Totals365105 Baltimore0220200006 Washington0000130015 LOBBaltimore 4, Washington 8. 2BAndino (5), Avery (3), Zimmerman (6), Desmond (12), Ankiel (7). 3BHardy (1). HRMarkakis (8), Ad.Jones (14), Zimmerman (2). STolleson, Hammel, Detwiler. IPHRERBBSO Baltimore Hammel W,5-151-364425 Ayala H,512-330002 Patton H,31-300000 Strop H,72-300010 Ji.Johnson S,15-15111101 Washington Detwiler L,3-3596613 Stammen110003 Perry200001 H.Rodriguez100001 Ayala pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WPStammen. Red Sox 7, Phillies 5 BostonPhiladelphia abrhbiabrhbi Aviles ss5111Rollins ss5011 Pedroia 2b5110Mayrry lf4130 Ortiz 1b5122Victorn cf5031 Byrd cf0000Pence rf4010 AdGnzl rf-1b4000Ruiz c4100 Mdlrks 3b4121Wggntn 3b5120 Sltlmch c4231Luna 1b5131 Sweeny cf-rf3110Galvis 2b4122 Nava lf4011Blanton p2000 Lester p2000Valdes p0000 Padilla p1000Polanc ph1000 R.Hill p0000Savery p0000 Aceves p0000Pierre ph1000 Contrrs p0000 Totals377116Totals405155 Boston1202200007 Philadelphia0013000105 ELester (1), Blanton 2 (3). DPBoston 3, Philadelphia 1. LOBBoston 5, Philadelphia 11. 2BSaltalamacchia (10), Sweeney (14), Victorino (6). HRAviles (7), Ortiz (9), Middlebrooks (5), Saltalamacchia (6), Galvis (3). SB Rollins (9). SSweeney, Lester. IPHRERBBSO Boston Lester W,3-3684413 Padilla H,711-341101 R.Hill H,21-300000 Aceves S,9-1111-330011 Philadelphia Blanton L,4-441-397604 Valdes12-310002 Savery210001 Contreras100001 HBPby Lester (Ruiz).NBA playoff glanceCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 2, Philadelphia 2 Saturday, May 12: Boston 92, Philadelphia 91 Monday, May 14: Philadelphia 82, Boston 81 Wednesday, May 16: Boston 107, Philadelphia 91 Friday, May 18: Philadelphia 92, Boston 83 Monday, May 21: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Saturday, May 26: Philadelphia at Boston, TBD Indiana 2, Miami 1 Sunday, May 13: Miami 95, Indiana 86 Tuesday, May 15: Indiana 78, Miami 75 Thursday, May 17: Indiana 94, Miami 75 Sunday, May 20: Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22: Indiana at Miami, 7 or 8 p.m. x-Thursday, May 24: Miami at Indiana, TBD x-Saturday, May 26: Indiana at Miami, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City 2, L.A. Lakers 1 Monday, May 14: Oklahoma City 119, L.A. Lakers 90 Wednesday, May 16: Oklahoma City 77, L.A. Lakers 75 Friday, May 18: L.A. Lakers 99, Oklahoma City 96 Saturday, May 19: Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 21: L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 23: Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-Sunday, May 27: L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, TBD San Antonio 3, L.A. Clippers 0 Tuesday, May 15: San Antonio 108, L.A. Clippers 92 Thursday, May 17: San Antonio 105, L.A. Clippers 88 Saturday, May 19: San Antonio 96, L.A. Clippers 86 Sunday, May 20: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 22: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 25: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Sunday, May 27: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBDNHL playoff glanceAll Times EDT CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 2, New Jersey 1 Monday, May 14: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Wednesday, May 16: New Jersey 3, NY Rangers 2 Saturday, May 19: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Monday, May 21: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 25: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 27: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles 3, Phoenix 0 Sunday, May 13: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2 Tuesday, May 15: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0 Thursday, May 17: Los Angeles 2, Phoenix 1 Sunday, May 20: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 22: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 24: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Saturday, May 26: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m.Nationwide Series Pioneer 250 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa Lap length: .875 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (2) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 133.911. 2. (12) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 133.294. 3. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 133.114. 4. (18) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 133.085. 5. (31) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 132.514. 6. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 132.414. 7. (11) Brian Scott, Toyota, 132.22. 8. (20) Darrell Wallace Jr., Toyota, 132.192. 9. (7) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 132.042. 10. (22) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 131.937. 11. (30) Steve Arpin, Chevrolet, 131.788. 12. (88) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 131.217. 13. (33) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 131.146. 14. (24) Casey Roderick, Chevrolet, 130.781. 15. (99) Travis Pastrana, Toyota, 130.722. 16. (19) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 130.646. 17. (51) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 130.473. 18. (43) Michael Annett, Ford, 130.392. 19. (70) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 130.316. 20. (38) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 129.993. 21. (41) Timmy Hill, Ford, 129.929. 22. (14) Jeff Green, Toyota, 129.849. 23. (70) Charles Lewandoski, Chevy, 129.688. 24. (81) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 129.544. 25. (87) Matt Carter, Toyota, 129.363. 26. (01) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 129.289. 27. (50) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 129.231. 28. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 129.125. 29. (23) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 129.008. 30. (10) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, 128.998. 31. (54) Drew Herring, Toyota, 128.556. 32. (39) Josh Richards, Ford, 128.488. 33. (40) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 128.456. 34. (52) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 127.396. 35. (46) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, 127.386. 36. (4) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 127.35. 37. (08) Tim Andrews, Ford, 127.345. 38. (15) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 127.031. 39. (47) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, 126.812. 40. (42) Matt Frahm, Chevrolet, 126.72. 41. (72) John Jackson, Toyota, 126.435. 42. (74) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 125.703. 43. (75) Michael Guerity, Chevrolet, 116.048.Indy 500 Qualifying Pole Day (Qualifying continues Sunday; race May 27) At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis With rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (2) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:38.9514 (226.484 mph) 2. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:38.9537 ( 226.481) 3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:39.1233 ( 226.240) 4. (26) Marco Andretti, DallaraChevrolet, 2:40.6766 ( 225.456) 5. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:39.7004 (225.422) 6. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:39.8780 (225.172) 7. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 2:40.6879 (224.037) 8. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:40.1775 (224.751) 9. (5) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:40.4119 ( 224.422) 10. (8) Rubens Barrichello, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:40.5253 ( 224.264) 11. (98) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 2:40.7144 ( 224.000) 12. (38) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 2:40.7437 ( 223.959) 13. (25) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:40.7720 ( 223.920) 14. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 2:40.8093 ( 223.868) 15. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 2:40.9413 ( 223.684) 16. (50) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.0144 ( 223.582) 17. (19) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.0866 ( 223.482) 18. (4) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevrolet, Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Saturday in the Florida Lottery: POWERBALL 8 13 35 46 51 POWER BALL 30 CASH 3 (early) 2 8 9 CASH 3 (late) 4 8 8 PLAY 4 (early) 5 3 4 0 PLAY 4 (late) 6 1 9 5 LOTTERY 5 10 14 17 28 33 XTRA 2 B4 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 S COREBOARD 2:41.1299 ( 223.422) 19. (15) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.1517 ( 223.392) 20. (99) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.3377 ( 223.134) 21. (18) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.4865 ( 222.929) 22. (30) Michel Jourdain, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.5124 ( 222.893) 23. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.5138 ( 222.891) 24. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:41.5720 ( 222.811) Sprint All-Star Race Results Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 90 laps, 77.2 rating, 0 points. 2. (19) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 90, 93.4, 0. 3. (15) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 90, 71.1, 0. 4. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 90, 106.3, 0. 5. (21) D. Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 90, 116.7, 0. 6. (5) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 90, 100.3, 0. 7. (18) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 90, 107.8, 0. 8. (17) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 90, 58.4, 0. 9. (20) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 90, 84.7, 0. 10. (2) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 90, 86, 0. 11. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 90, 86.2, 0. 12. (10) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 90, 43.8, 0. 13. (8) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 90, 75.8, 0. 14. (12) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 90, 56, 0. 15. (11) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 90, 37.1, 0. 16. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 90, 58.1, 0. 17. (9) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 90, 40.6, 0. 18. (14) David Ragan, Ford, 90, 28.6, 0. 19. (23) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 90, 31.9, 0. 20. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 90, 77.8, 0. 21. (16) Mark Martin, Toyota, 90, 41.7, 0. 22. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, engine, 67, 64.9, 0. 23. (13) Carl Edwards, Ford, engine, 25, 47.7, 0. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 92.045 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 28 minutes, 0 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.841 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 10 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ky.Busch 1-14; J.Johnson 15-20; D.Hamlin 21-36; M.Kenseth 37-40; B.Keselowski 41-60; Ku.Busch 61-62; D.Earnhardt Jr. 63-81; J.Johnson 82-90. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.Keselowski, 1 time for 20 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 19 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 16 laps; J.Johnson, 2 times for 15 laps; Ky.Busch, 1 time for 14 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 4 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 2 laps. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 411; 2. M.Kenseth, 409; 3. D.Earnhardt Jr., 397; 4. D.Hamlin, 394; 5. J.Johnson, 372; 6. M.Truex Jr., 372; 7. T.Stewart, 369; 8. K.Harvick, 361; 9. Ky.Busch, 349; 10. C.Edwards, 337; 11. C.Bowyer, 335; 12. B.Keselowski, 328.Sprint Cup Showdown Results Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (3) D. Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 40 laps, 150 rating, 0 points. 2. (1) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 40, 92.8, 0. 3. (19) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 40, 105.7, 0. 4. (2) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 40, 112.2, 0. 5. (7) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 40, 104.7, 0. 6. (13) Joey Logano, Toyota, 40, 84.5, 0. 7. (5) Aric Almirola, Ford, 40, 89, 0. 8. (4) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 40, 92.3, 0. 9. (6) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 40, 79.9, 0. 10. (9) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 40, 71.1, 0. 11. (11) Casey Mears, Ford, 40, 70.5, 0. 12. (8) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 40, 62.7, 0. 13. (21) Josh Wise, Ford, 40, 51, 0. 14. (15) Scott Speed, Ford, 40, 50.2, 0. 15. (16) David Gilliland, Ford, 40, 49.4, 0. 16. (17) Mike Bliss, Toyota, ignition, 28, 35.9, 0. 17. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, vibration, 26, 35.8, 0. 18. (10) David Stremme, Toyota, overheating, 22, 39.6, 0. 19. (12) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, vibration, 20, 52.4, 0. 20. (22) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, electrical, 20, 26.9, 0. 21. (14) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, brakes, 7, 35.1, 0. 22. (18) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, accident, 3, 28.6, 0. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 125.581 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 28 minutes, 40 seconds. Margin of Victory: 2.384 seconds. Caution Flags: 1 for 0 laps. Lead Changes: 1 among 1 driver. Lap Leaders: D.Earnhardt Jr. 1-40. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 40 laps. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 411; 2. M.Kenseth, 409; 3. D.Earnhardt Jr., 397; 4. D.Hamlin, 394; 5. J.Johnson, 372; 6. M.Truex Jr., 372; 7. T.Stewart, 369; 8. K.Harvick, 361; 9. Ky.Busch, 349; 10. C.Edwards, 337; 11. C.Bowyer, 335; 12. B.Keselowski, 328.First Two Legs of Triple CrownHorses that have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness (x-won triple crown). 2012 Ill Have Another 2008 Big Brown 2004 Smarty Jones 2003 Funny Cide 2002 War Emblem 1999 Charismatic 1998 Real Quiet 1997 Silver Charm 1989 Sunday Silence 1987 Alysheba 1981 Pleasant Colony 1979 Spectacular Bid 1978 x-Affirmed 1977 x-Seattle Slew 1973 x-Secretariat 1971 Canonero II 1969 Majestic Prince 1968 Forward Pass 1966 Kauai King 1964 Northern Dancer 1961 Carry Back 1958 Tim Tam 1948 x-Citation 1946 x-Assault 1944 Pensive 1943 x-Count Fleet 1941 x-Whirlaway 1937 x-War Admiral 1936 Bold Venture 1935 x-Omaha 1932 Burgoo King 1930 x-Gallant Fox 1919 x-Sir BartonTriple Crown Winners1978Affirmed 1977Seattle Slew 1973Secretariat 1948Citation 1946Assault 1943Count Fleet 1941Whirlaway 1937War Admiral 1935Omaha 1930Gallant Fox 1919Sir BartonPreakness WinnersNote: Partial list 2012 Ill Have Another 2011 Shackleford 2010 Lookin at Lucky 2009 Rachel Alexandra 2008 Big Brown 2007 Curlin 2006 Bernardini 2005 Afleet Alex 2004 Smarty Jones 2003 Funny Cide 2002 War Emblem 2001 Point Given 2000 Red Bullet (She) was a huge pick up for us, FIU track & field coach Eric Campbell said in a statement on www.FIUsports.com. Pole vault is one area we really focused our recruiting effortson this year, and we believe that we picked up the best the state has to offer in Heinzman. Shes a strong athlete with loads of potential. Heinzmans season-high in 2012 came at the Region 3A-2 meet in Tampa, where the Lecanto standout cleared 11 feet, 9 inches. That earned her a top seed heading into the state meet. Once there, Heinzman vaulted 11 feet, 6 inches on her first attempt, which proved good enough to win the meet without further vaults. Theyre getting a very well-developed pole vaulter, said Lecanto girls track and field coach Robbie Thompson. They might have to tweektweak a few things, but theres not major work to be done. Shes already where a well-developed (college) sophomore or junior would be at. Heinzman wont have much time to enjoy her impending graduation from Lecanto; she said her plan is to enroll for summer classes at FIU, with a June 23 start date. Even so, shes ready to embark on the next stage of her athletic career. Im really happy with how it turned out, Heinzman said. It was a blessing to be able to win a state title as a senior. Although the pole vault is a solitary endeavor, Heinzman realized the help shed been given to arrive at this point. She thanked her high school coaches, her family for their time and support and her friends at Lecanto High School, who she said always asked how she was doing and prayed for her. Im just really thankful for all of that, she said. J.M. Soracchi is the Chronicle sports editor. He can be emailed at jmsoracchi@chronicleonline.com or reached at 352-564-2928. and Ill Have Another hanging back in fourth in the 11horse field. The early fractions were slower than the Derby, but when it came time for Bodemeister to dig in, it was Ill Have Another who found another gear under young jockey Mario Gutierrez and surged past the tiring pacesetter in the shadow of the wire. Since Affirmed became the 11th Triple Crown winner, 11 horses have won the first two legs only to come up short in the 1-mile Belmont, the longest of the races also known as the Test of the Champion. The most recent try came in 2008, when Big Brown was pulled up around the turn for home and did not finish. Before that, Smarty Jones was run down in the final 70 yards by Birdstone in the 2004 Belmont. With the colorful and controversial ONeill squarely in the limelight, scrutiny is sure to intensify about his violations for allegedly giving his horses improper drugs. He was fined $1,000 and suspended 15 days in one incident. He is contesting another. We know we play by the rules, ONeill said. Its all about the horse, and were just going to focus on the horse. Ill Have Another has made a habit of close calls. Before the Triple Crown began, the chestnut colt won the Santa Anita Derby by a nose over Creative Cause. As usual, owner Paul Reddam wasnt sure his colt would come through this time. I didnt feel confident we were going to get there until 10 yards from the wire, Reddam said. I wasnt sure that we would get there, but I knew that our horse had a lot of heart and a lot of fight. With a record crowd of 121,309 watching, Ill Have Another was sent off as the second choice at 3-1, with Bodemeister the 8-5 favorite. The winning time was 1:55.94. Ill Have Another paid $8.40, $3.80 and $2.80. Bodemeister returned $3.20 and $2.80, and Creative Cause paid $3.60 to show. Zetterholm was fourth, followed by Teeth of the Dog, Optimizer, Cozzetti, Tiger Walk, Daddy Nose Best, Went the Day Well and Pretension. Baffert, a Hall of Famer and five-time Preakness winner, thought his colt named for his 7-year-old son, Bode would outlast Ill Have Another. I felt really good about where he was, Baffert said. I really thought he was going to do it. The winner is a good horse. He should get the respect now that he deserves. of the season and 100th of his career. After Tampa Bay loaded the bases on a pair of a walks and a single in the third, Joyce put the Rays up 4-2 when he sent a 2-0 pitch from Randall Delgado (2-4) over the center-field fence. Usually when a pitcher falls behind 2-0, theyre going to try to throw a strike and thats exactly what I was looking for, Joyce said. The Braves had scoring chances in each of the first four innings, but Cobb induced two double-play grounders. My game is to get groundballs, and they started finding a few holes, Cobb said. To be able to get a little momentum going on the double plays was huge. Atlanta went 1 for 5 with runners in scoring position. We kind of let him off the hook I think there early, Braves catcher Brian McCann said. Then he fell into a rhythm and he got ahead of everybody after that. The fourth inning, he started really pounding the zone, really trusting his fastball. Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was out of the lineup because of a bruised left calf. He took a hard onehop shot off the bat of B.J. Upton in Friday nights 5-3 win over the Rays. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful that Jones will be able to play again by Monday. Sean Rodriguez extended the Rays advantage to 5-2 on a sixth-inning solo homer. Juan Francisco had an RBI single and Eric Hinske hit a sacrifice fly as the Braves took a 2-0 lead in the second. You felt like you were in the game the whole time, you really did, Gonzalez said. Delgado gave up four runs, three hits and walked five in four innings. had a flat tire headed to the green flag, and was forced to pit at the start of the race. But he drove through the field and passed Jamie McMurray right before the white flag to earn the second transfer position. Allmendinger, in his first season with Penske Racing with the team that won this race in 2010 with Kurt Busch, praised his crew for changing his tire fast enough that he didnt go a lap down. Everybody in the 22 car is used to winning and being in this race; I wasnt going to let them down, Allmendinger said. I was going to do everything I could to get into (the AllStar race) or I was going to wreck trying. Bobby Labonte finished 12th, but because Earnhardt didnt need the fan vote, he won it based on being the second-highest vote getter. It was a bonus for the 2000 NASCAR champion, who had not even planned on running in the Showdown. Two weeks ago, we really werent even going to show up because this is not in our budget to run this race, said Labonte, who drives for single-car team JTG-Daugherty Racing. Thank the fans for doing that. That is a great honor, obviously. Ive been doing this a long time, and always try to do the right thing. Thats where it pays off. 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S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 B5 PGA Byron Nelson Championship Saturday At TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 7,166, Par 70 Third Round Jason Dufner67-66-69 202-8 J.J. Henry68-68-67 203-7 Jason Day68-68-67 203-7 Dicky Pride66-68-69 203-7 Vijay Singh68-70-66 204-6 Jonas Blixt68-70-67 205-5 Marc Leishman65-69-71 205-5 Rich Beem68-70-68 206-4 Bob Estes73-68-65 206-4 Joe Durant70-71-65 206-4 Scott Piercy66-70-70 206-4 Keegan Bradley67-68-71 206-4 Matt Kuchar66-68-72 206-4 Pat Perez67-67-72 206-4 Ryan Palmer64-70-72 206-4 Jason Bohn70-70-67 207-3 Jimmy Walker70-68-69 207-3 Andres Gonzales66-72-69 207-3 Padraig Harrington68-69-70 207-3 Chad Campbell68-66-73 207-3 Phil Mickelson70-69-69 208-2 Shane Bertsch70-70-68 208-2 Graham DeLaet71-68-69 208-2 James Driscoll67-71-70 208-2 Greg Owen67-71-70 208-2 Billy Mayfair69-68-71 208-2 Ken Duke69-67-72 208-2 Ernie Els70-69-70 209-1 Nathan Green68-71-70 209-1 John Mallinger70-70-69 209-1 Andres Romero72-67-70 209-1 David Mathis68-71-70 209-1 Robert Garrigus71-70-68 209-1 Roberto Castro74-67-68 209-1 Charles Howell III68-73-68 209-1 John Rollins71-67-71 209-1 D.A. Points68-69-72 209-1 Charley Hoffman66-69-74 209-1 Tim Herron70-72-67 209-1 Brandt Jobe70-69-71 210E Derek Lamely69-70-71 210E Bill Lunde66-75-69 210E Boo Weekley69-68-73 210E John Merrick71-70-69 210E Danny Lee71-71-68 210E D.J. Trahan72-68-71 211+1 Todd Hamilton70-70-71 211+1 Gavin Coles71-69-71 211+1 Brian Davis73-65-73 211+1 Greg Chalmers70-71-70 211+1 Hunter Haas69-73-69 211+1 Duffy Waldorf72-70-69 211+1 Scott Brown70-69-73 212+2 Ricky Barnes67-71-74 212+2 Kevin Kisner67-74-71 212+2 Gary Woodland68-70-74 212+2 Nick OHern70-71-71 212+2 Erik Compton70-71-71 212+2 Blake Adams66-71-75 212+2 Seung-Yul Noh73-69-70 212+2 Mathew Goggin69-71-73 213+3 Chris Couch68-70-75 213+3 Brian Gay71-71-71 213+3 Kyle Reifers70-72-71 213+3 Richard H. Lee68-72-74 214+4 Arjun Atwal72-69-73 214+4 Chris Riley67-74-73 214+4 Jhonattan Vegas67-74-73 214+4 Alex Cejka65-73-76 214+4 J.J. Killeen70-72-72 214+4 Ryuji Imada67-68-79 214+4 Made cut did not finish Harrison Frazar68-70-77 215+5 Robert Gamez74-68-73 215+5 Bobby Gates71-70-75 216+6 Alexandre Rocha69-72-75 216+6 Tim Petrovic67-74-76 217+7 Rocco Mediate70-71-76 217+7 Jerry Kelly68-71-79 218+8 Stephen Gangluff71-71-78 220+10LPGA Sybase Match Play Results Saturday At Hamilton Farm Golf Club Gladstone, N.J. Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,553 yards; Par: 72 Patty Berg Bracket Candie Kung, Taiwan, def. Yani Tseng, Taiwan, 3 and 2 Julieta Granada, Paraguay, def. Karine Icher, France, 1 up. Kathy Whitworth Bracket Ryu So Yeon, South Korea, def. Katherine Hull, Australia, 5 and 4. Vicky Hurst, United States, def. Angela Stanford, United States, 2 and 1. Mickey Wright Bracket Morgan Pressel, United States, def. Na Yeon Choi, South Korea, 5-4, 19 holes. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, def. Amy Yang, South Korea, 3 and 1. Annika Sorenstam Bracket Azahara Munoz, Spain, def. Jodi Ewart, Britain, 2 and 1 Stacy Lewis, United States, def. Sun Young Yoo, South Korea, 1 up. Quarterfinals Patty Berg Bracket Candie Kung, Taiwan, def. Julieta Granada, Paraguay, 2 and 1. Kathy Whitworth Bracket Vicky Hurst, United States, def. Ryu So Yeon, South Korea, 2 up. Mickey Wright Bracket Morgan Pressel, United States, def. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, 5 and 4. Annika Sorenstam Bracket Azahara Munoz, Spain, def. Stacy Lewis, United States, 5 and 4.LPGA Sybase Match Play Pairings Sundays Semifinal Pairings Hamilton Farm Golf Club Gladstone, N.J. Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,553 yards; Par: 72 Candie Kung, Taiwan, vs. Vicky Hurst, United States Morgan Pressel, United States, vs. Azahara Munoz, Spain European PGA Match Play Results Saturday At Finca Cortesin Golf Club Course Casares, Spain Purse: $3.53 million Yardage: 7,290; Par: 72 Second Round Sergio Garcia, Spain, def. Tom Lewis, England, 4 and 3 Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, def. Richard Finch, England, 3 and 2 Paul Lawrie, Scotland, def. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 5 and 4 Retief Goosen, South Africa, def. Robert Rock, England, 3 and 2 Brandt Snedeker, United States, def. Camilo Villegas, Colombia, 3 and 2 Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, def. Justin Rose, England, 4 and 3 Alvaro Quiros, Spain, def. Ian Poulter, England, 4 and 3 Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Spain, def. Robert Karlsson, Sweden, 1 up Quarterfinals Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, def. Sergio Garcia, Spain, after 19 holes Paul Lawrie, Scotland, def. Retief Goosen, South Africa, 6 and 5 Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, def. Brandt Snedeker, United States, 4 and 3 Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Spain, def. Alvaro Quiros, Spain, 3 and 1 Dufner still tops Golfer carries lead into final round in Texas Associated PressIRVING, Texas Jason Dufner shot a 1-under 69 on Saturday, enough to keep a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship. On a day when nine players had or shared the lead, Dufner was the one on top alone for the second day in a row when play was done. He was at 8-under 202. Jason Day shot a 67, with his only bogey coming after missing a short putt on the 18th hole. He was a stroke back along with J.J. Henry and Dicky Pride. Henry also had a 67, and Pride shot a 69. Vijay Singh had a 66 and was two strokes back. Matt Kuchar, who won The Players Championship last weekend, was four shots back after a 72 with an upand-down back nine. Kuchar still has a chance to become the first PGA Tour player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks. Dufner got his first PGA Tour victory three weeks ago at New Orleans, then took a week off to get married before returning to play at The Players Championship last week. Dufners only bogey came at the 528-yard par-4 third hole, when he knew right away that his drive wasnt a good one. He immediately dropped his club to watch as the ball flew into a bunker on the left side of the fairway, opposite the water on the right where he hit his tee shot the previous day. He got that stroke back with a 10-foot birdie putt at No. 6, and had pars the rest of the way except for the 14foot birdie at the par-4 14th. Day was bogey-free and 8 under until his par putt of less than 2 feet at the 18th hole rimmed around the cup and rolled back toward him. The 2010 Nelson champion, Day finished fifth last year in his only other appearance on the TPC as Four Seasons course. Henry had three birdies on the back nine after two bogeys on the easier front nine. Pride has been playing professionally for 20 years, and his only PGA Tour victory was in 1994. PGA rookie Jonas Blixt from Sweden (67) and Marc Leishman (71) were tied for sixth at 205. Ryan Palmer, the 2011 Nelson runner-up after losing in a playoff, shot a 72 in the final group. He was with Kuchar and defending Nelson champion Keegan Bradley (71) in a group of eight at 206. Sybase Match Play Championship GLADSTONE, N.J. Morgan Pressel inched closer to her first LPGA Tour title since 2008, posting two very different victories Saturday to reach the semifinals of the Sybase Match Play Championship. Pressel rallied from 2-down with three holes to play to stun No. 2 ranked Na Yeon Choi in 19 holes in the morning and rolled over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden 5 and 4 in the afternoon quarterfinal in the surprised-filled event at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club. Pressel will face former NCAA champion Azahara Munoz a 5-and-4 winner over American Stacy Lewis in the semifinals Sunday morning, while American Vicky Hurst and Candie Kung will square off in the other match. Hurst edged U.S. Womens Open champion Ryu So Yeon of South Korea 2-up, and Kung, from Taiwan, topped Paraguays Julieta Granada 2 and 1. The championship and consolation are Sunday afternoon. Volvo World Match Play Championship CASARES, Spain Northern Irelands Graeme McDowell advanced to the World Match Play Championship semifinals when Spanish favorite Sergio Garcia missed a shot par putt on the first extra hole. McDowell will face Rafael Cabrera-Bello, a 3-and-1 winner over Spanish compatriot Alvaro Quiros. Belgiums Nicolas Colsaerts will play Scotlands Paul Lawrie in the other semifinal at Finca Cortesin. Colsaerts beat American Brandt Snedeker 4 and 3, and Paul Lawrie routed South Africas Retief Goosen 6 and 5. Associated Press Jason Dufner hits out of the sand on the 16th hole during the third round of the PGA Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament Saturday in Irving, Texas. Heat ready to move on Wade, Miami look forward after spat Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Refreshed in body and spirit, the Miami Heat returned to practice reunited and refocused. There was no looking back. No heartfelt apologies given. No need for a detailed autopsy of Dwyane Wades ugly sideline exchange with coach Eric Spoelstra in Game 3. Whats done is done. All thats for another day. Right now, its time to save the season. We move on, Wade said. Down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals to the ready-to-rumble Indiana Pacers, the Heat were back on the floor Saturday after staying away from Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a day to decompress following their stunning 94-75 loss, a defeat amplified by the clash between Wade and Spoelstra during a timeout in the third quarter. On Friday, Wade drove to Bloomington, Ind., and visited Indiana coach Tom Crean, his college coach for three years at Marquette. LeBron James went to the movies, catching The Dictator. Spoelstra joked that he locked away the keys to the team bus so players couldnt get to the arena. We wanted to get away, Spoelstra said as his team prepared for Sundays Game 4. Wade, who scored just five points on 2-of-13 shooting and had five turnovers in Thursdays blowout, insists that any apparent problems with Spoelstra were overblown. He downplayed their fiery spat. Things happen, said Wade, who refused to acknowledge his quarrel with Spoelstra following the game. In a perfect world a lot of things would go differently, but its not a perfect world. A lot of stuff in our game is in the heat of the battle, emotional-type things. When something happens, it happens and we move on as a team. Me and coach have been together for nine years in some capacity. Weve had many different conversations, some like that and some not. It wasnt the first, it wont the last. We know how to move on from things and we know each other wants the best for each other. Theres no harm done. Were a family. Spoelstra knows the dispute didnt look good to the outside world, but its just part of professional sports. Your communication sometimes is not for everybodys living room, but its normal in our living room, he said. Weve moved well beyond that. Dwyane and I have been together for a long time, nine or 10 years. Thats the least of our concerns the last two days. With an aggressive approach on both ends of the floor, the Pacers have won the past two games to put the Heat in an unforeseen hole and place their title hopes in serious danger. A win on Sunday would put Indiana up 3-1 and send the panic meter to code red in south Florida. James, though, believes the Heat can even the series. Were a confident bunch, the MVP said. Weve got a veteran ballclub. We didnt play well in Game 3, so we have an opportunity to go out and make amends and try to bring it back to our house with the series tied 2-2. The Pacers expect Wade to be back on his game Sunday. Although hes struggling with leg issues, Wade is still one of the games top players and has the ability to score in bunches. So his players wouldnt forget how dangerous Wade can be, Indiana coach Frank Vogel gave them some video reminders before practice. We showed clips of him torching us in previous games, making shots that hes been missing in this series, Vogel said. Dwyane Wade has not been the normal Dwyane Wade were all used to seeing. We understand the threats that are there and Ive made sure they leave here understanding that this team can beat us. The most intense matchup in this series has been between James and Indianas Danny Granger, who has not shied away from being physical with Miamis superstar. Granger and James have had altercations in the past two games, with their teammates stepping in to separate them before either could do anything theyd regret. Granger was called for a technical Thursday after he pulled James jersey on a breakaway and then took exception to an elbow extended toward his face. Thats part of basketball. Thats two men battling, Granger said. Im not backing down from anybody, and hes not backing down from anybody. And when you get that, you get some altercations. Spurs go up 3-0 over Clippers San Antonio overcomes 24-point deficit Associated PressLOS ANGELES Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points, and San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-86 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. Tony Parker added 23 points, rookie Kawhi Leonard 14 and Manu Ginobili 13 to help the topseeded Spurs win their 17th in a row and improve to 7-0 in the playoffs. Blake Griffin had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and reserve Mo Williams added 19 points for the Clippers, who face some daunting NBA history heading into Game 4 on Sunday at Staples Center. No team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. Playing with a left hip injury and a sprained right knee, Griffin missed just three shots in the first half, when he scored 20 points and the Clippers led by 24. Slowed by a strained right hip, Chris Paul finished with 12 points and 11 assists after two previous sub-par efforts in the series. After a quiet first half in which he scored eight points, Duncan helped the Spurs control the third quarter when they outscored Los Angeles 26-8. The Spurs took their first lead during a 23-0 run on a fadeaway jumper by Duncan, who scored nine points in the outburst that put them ahead for good. N.Y. Rangers blank N.J. Devils Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 36 shots, and Dan Girardi, Chris Kreider and Ryan Callahan scored third-period goals to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday. The Rangers scored two goals only 1 minute, 57 seconds apart early in the third to help them take a 21 series lead. Lundqvist was busy from the opening faceoff en route to his second shutout of the series and third in the postseason. Callahan iced it with an empty-netter late in third. Game 4 is Monday in New Jersey. Not even playing on home ice, where they had won four straight, was enough to help New Jersey. The Rangers have won every Game 1, lost each Game 2, and rebounded to win Game 3 in every round this postseason. Each preceding series, of course, saw them win the all-important last one: Game 7. Kreider, a rookie called up during Round 1 vs. Ottawa, has scored in every game of this series. Associated Press Miami forward LeBron James and the rest of the Heat look to even the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers.

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Will Smith slaps journalist MOSCOW Hollywood star Will Smith slapped a male television reporter he said tried to kiss him on the lips as he walked down the red carpet for the Moscow premiere of Men in Black III. The reporter from the Ukrainian television channel 1+1, Vitalii Sediuk made headlines at the Venice Film Festival in September when he presented a bouquet of clearly unappreciated purple hydrangeas to Madonna and called her my princess. Smith was even less charmed by the reporter, who approached him on the carpet outside the movie theater Friday night and tried to kiss him. Cmon man, what the hell is your problem, buddy? Smith said as he pushed Serdiuk away and slapped him lightly across the cheek with the back of his left hand. Hes lucky I didnt sucker punch him, Smith said to the crowd of journalists and fans. Oh, I said that on camera. Its all good. He said Serdiuk kissed him on the mouth, but it was not clear whether the reporter intended to do so or was aiming for his cheek as Smith swiveled to avoid him. Madonna rebuffed Sediuk rather ungraciously in Venice, saying: I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. She stashed the flowers under a table before beginning a press conference. She later made a short silent video called Madonnas love letter to hydrangeas. The video begins with a sarcastic apology and concludes with subtitles reading Im left with the feeling that I still hate hydrangeas. Jackie Chan goes out fighting CANNES, FRANCE Jackie Chan is landing his last punch as an action star, but said he is stepping into retirement having made one of the most important films of his career. The Hong Kong actor told the AP on Friday his latest film, Chinese Zodiac, will be his last action movie. Chan, launching the movie at the Cannes Film Festival with co-stars Kwone Sang Woo, Yao Xingtong and Liao Fan, said that people dont believe him when he says he is going to retire. They say no, youre still young, you can still do it, but I have to stop one day. Associated PressPALO ALTO, Calif. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to married on Saturday. Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home, capping a busy week for the couple. Zuckerberg took his company public Friday in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history. And Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28. The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years. A source authorized by the couple to speak said Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring a very simple ruby. The ceremony took place in Zuckerbergs backyard before fewer than 100 guests, who all thought they were there to celebrate Chans graduation. Even after the IPO, Zuckerberg remains Facebooks single largest shareholder, with 503.6 million shares. And he controls the company with 56 percent of its voting stock. The site, which was born in a dorm room eight years ago, has grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people. Zuckerberg founded Facebook at Harvard in 2004. He was named as Times Person of the Year in 2010, at age 26. Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Status change Birthday In the year ahead, there is a strong possibility that you could establish one of the most significant relationships in your experience. Its benefits will spill over into numerous important areas of your life. Taurus (April 20-May 20) There are indications that youre entering a new earning cycle that looks to be quite good. The question now is: How well can you manage these additional funds? Gemini (May 21-June 20) A new project is likely to fulfill your expectations, especially if a friend of yours who knows a lot about the matter at hand is there to help. Cancer (June 21-July 22) There is a lot going on of which you might be unaware, and it could prove to be extremely helpful if you got wind of things. Follow all new leads you get. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Finally, you should be able to disengage yourself from an unproductive situation that has had you tethered for quite some time. Once done, move on to something worthwhile. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You are entering a new cycle in which you can establish some truly meaningful objectives. Dont waste time on worthless activities do something significant. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Without overlooking your immediate needs, this is a good day to make some worthwhile, realistic plans, forging a positive link between now and your tomorrows. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) There are some major changes stirring that could prove to be of ultimate benefit for you down the line. When the wave hits, let it carry you along on its crest. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) For the next few weeks, you could be more fortunate than usual when it comes to partnership arrangements. Dont hesitate to team up as often as possible. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Keep performing at your highest level, because rewards are in the offing for jobs well done. Even if you feel your efforts have gone unnoticed, they wont be ignored now. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Due in part to two new relationships that youre likely to establish, some important changes in your social life are about to take place. Be friendly to everyone. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Something disturbing from the past is about to be erased from your mind as your attention now shifts to new interests and developments. This is a good thing. Aries (March 21-April 19) Plans you develop and put into action have very good chances of succeeding, provided you are doing them solely on your own and not depending on anybody else for help. From wire reports Associated Press Actor Will Smith reportedly slapped a journalist who tried to kiss him Saturday in Moscow. Today in HISTORY FRIDAY, MAY 18 Mega Money: 2 16 23 33 Mega Ball: 15 4-of-4 MBNo winner 4-of-412$573 3-of-4 MB37$407 3-of-4915$49 2-of-4 MB1,293$24 1-of-4 MB11,322$2.50 2-of-426,783$2 Fantasy 5: 7 20 24 32 34 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5274$555 3-of-59,178$26.50 THURSDAY, MAY 17 Fantasy 5: 3 4 5 25 31 5-of-51 winner$221,433 4-of-5319$111.50 3-of-510,198$9.50 Today is Sunday, May 20, the 141st day of 2012. There are 225 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On May 20, 1712, the first version of Alexander Popes satirical mock-heroic poem The Rape of the Lock was published anonymously in Lintots Miscellany. (Pope later revised and expanded the poem.) On this date: In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which was intended to encourage settlements west of the Mississippi River by making federal land available for farming. In 1942, during World War II, the Office of Civilian Defense was established. In 1959, nearly 5,000 Japanese-Americans had their U.S. citizenship restored after renouncing it during World War II. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush said he wouldnt budge toward easing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba until Fidel Castros government took steps to hold free and fair elections and began to adopt meaningful economic reform. FBI Director Robert Mueller, addressing district attorneys meeting in Alexandria, Va., said it was inevitable that suicide bombers like those in Israel would strike the United States. Five years ago: Gunman Jason Hamilton took his own life following a rampage in Moscow, Idaho, that killed three victims, including his wife. One year ago: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the idea of using his countrys 1967 boundaries as the basis for a neighboring Palestinian state, declaring his objections during a face-to-face meeting with President Barack Obama, who had raised the idea in an effort to revive stalled Mideast peace talks. Todays Birthdays: Actorauthor James McEachin is 82. Actor Anthony Zerbe is 76. Actor David Proval is 70. Singer Joe Cocker is 68. Singer-actress Cher is 66. Actor-comedian Dave Thomas is 63. Rock musician Warren Cann is 60. Former New York Gov. David Paterson is 58. Actor Dean Butler is 56. TV-radio personality Ron Reagan is 54. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 53. Singer Susan Cowsill is 53. Actor John Billingsley is 52. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 40. Actress Daya Vaidya (TV: Unforgettable) is 39. Rock musician Ryan Martinie is 37. Thought for Today: A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity. Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). 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 20, 2012 Associated PressVIENNA Some were hot Saturday at Viennas Life Ball, a glitzy megaparty at Viennas City Hall staged to raise funds for fighting AIDS. And some were not. Musicians beating steel drums with flaming batons, and fire eaters spewing tongues of flames were among those sweating at the mega-event, watched by tens of thousands of gawkers pressed against restraining barriers. Then there were the hundreds of revelers with goose bumps those wearing little more than glitter, a few strategically placed feathers or body paint that provided little warmth on a chilly May evening. Its a bit brisk, but I dont mind, said a woman clad in a gauzy see-through toga leaving little to the imagination who identified herself only as Babsi from Austrias Voralberg province. I have to wear a pantsuit or business dress on Monday. For each under-dresser there was someone so elaborately costumed that each step appeared hazardous. Some nearly tripped on heavy hooped skirts or outrageously high stiletto heels. Others repeatedly adjusted highly piled powdered wigs that threatened to slip and block their vision. Still others who paid up to 150 euros nearly $200 for a scarce ticket wore tuxedos or tails. But there were no jeans, T-shirts or cutoffs style police were on hand to make sure everyone was clad suited to the occasion. Other excesses were in abundance. Against the backdrop of an elaborate light show, musicians seated at 20 grand pianos one for each of the 20 years the ball has been held pounded out a Chopin polonaise as dignitaries made their grand entrance down the gigantic magenta carpet stretching from the City Hall steps all the way across the square in front of the neo-Gothic building. They were preceded by hundreds of costume-clad figures, their hands and heads weighed down by gigantic plastic candles in memory of AIDS victims. The rest of the world should be grateful to Austria, declared former U.S. President Bill Clinton, one of the celebs associated with the fight against the HIV virus who attended the event. Clinton told the crowd he would donate the check he received for his appearance to his foundation, which focuses on preventing the births of children with AIDS in developing countries. You are saving their lives, and I want to thank you, he told the Life Ball organizers. Other international guests included actressmodel Mila Jovovich, supermodel Naomi Campbell, actor Antonio Banderas and fashion designers Angela Missoni and Eva Cavalli. The celebrities and other guests left the non-paying crowd outside after the more than three-hour opening ceremony, moving inside the festively decorated City Hall to sip on champagne, dance to hot music and nosh at sumptuous buffets until dawn. Glitter and bare skin in Vienna C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Associated Press A model walks the runway during a fashion show Saturday at the 20th Life Ball in front of city hall in Vienna, Austria. Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart Associated Press This photo provided by Facebook shows Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at their wedding ceremony Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. The ceremony took place in Zuckerbergs backyard before fewer than 100 guests, who all thought they were there to celebrate Chans graduation. 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The good, the bad and the ugly G ARYK UHL Special to the ChronicleT here is some good news following the 2012 Florida legislative session. Regional water management is still alive and doing fairly well. Most of the budgetary limitations and constraints implemented in the 2011 legislative session (SB 2142) have been restored to their historic levels, although not perfectly so. The governors office remains in control, with its long-standing statutory oversight of the water management budget, projects and governing board appointments. Of course, the Legislature has some additional oversight responsibilities. If reasonable and responsible people are elected to serve in the governing roles of our state and are appointed to our regional water management boards, then these adopted statutory directives are probably OK. Odds are this is not a dead issue and will bear continued close public scrutiny in 2013. It must be said here that even though some budgetary items are almost back to normal, nothing can replace the loss this past year of literally hundreds of very experienced and dedicated water management district employees from across the entire state who were dismissed, most without cause. Granted, we are in tough economic times, but it will be interesting to see if more comes to light on how and why this transpired. Another good item, the concerns regarding changes in the ordinary high water line statutory language to provide windfall public land donations to private property owners did not get through the legislative system this year unfortunately, watch for it again next year. Mostly good, the worry that surplusing of sensitive water management lands purchased over many years of responsible public policy would result in the loss of many acres of sensitive environmental lands for the purpose of development seemed to be dissipating. And it appears, so far, that resulting monies from sale of these surplus lands may properly be returned to fund purchases of truly sensitive lands such as floodplains, recharge areas and water storage lands. But the jury is still out on that. While the staff at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) seems to be making good recommendations on land surplusing decisions, some members of the governing board recently proposed surplusing some important conservation lands on the east side of Lake Hancock in Polk County. This item will need constant vigilance to assure good decisions are made in surplusing lands purchased by the state and water districts over the last several decades. The good news here is the majority of the SWFWMD Governing Board Land Surplus Committee did reject the proposal. But we need to stay close to this one. Another apparent good thing is the reclaimed water proposed legislation was correctly amended to greatly minimize concerns of privatizing the citizen-owned state water resources. Credit is due to those who found a way to make a questionable bill into a good, positive step for extended use of reclaimed water, while preserving public ownership of the states most important natural resource. And again, this is likely not a dead one watch for privatization efforts to come up again. So here comes the bad news: A water-use permit application has recently been filed at the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) requesting an average withdrawal of more than 13 million gallons of water a day (MGD) from the Floridan Aquifer. The purpose of this water use will be to care for 30,000 head of cattle, and the associated slaughterhouse. Even more alarming, the request includes use of more than 26 MGD, maximum pumpage, from more than 100 wells located on 30,000 acres of land just north of Ocala. Typically maximum pumpage occurs during times like we are experiencing right now drought. Everything depending on rainfall is typically highly stressed during these times. Lakes and aquifers are low, river flows are greatly diminished, and then, even more stress occurs on H eres the good the very very good. This is graduation season. Students brimming with pride, relief and bundles of academic achievements (and scholarship money) will be walking across the stage at their high schools to receive their diplomas this week. Among them, a young man who scored perfectly on just about every test he ever took, who wrote a paper on Babylonian Math seriously while racking up the most awards for swimming in the history of his school. A young lady turns down a scholarship to Harvard to accept instead her appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, determined to make a career of serving her country. A student who has excelled at not only raising and showing animals, but is a leader in FFA is also an Advanced Placement Student with Distinction. Students with 4.8 GPAs, the first graduating class of the International Baccalaureate program, students who at the same time earned an AA degree, an EMT certification, a private pilots license and U.S. citizenship are among this years graduates. Another student is offered a $25-per-hour job the moment he graduates with his welding certification. All are students of Citrus Countys public schools. At the same time, we also attended the graduation of our handicapped students. The word challenge does not honor the struggles they and their families have faced, from learning to communicate or to walk to learning a job with the goal of becoming independent if possible. They exude sheer joy in their accomplishments, and I never see more proud parents than those of CREST school students. They know how far each has come. To these students, we offer our tears of pride and appreciation. They truly touch our hearts. And their teachers are heroes who have extra points toward heaven (if not merit pay)! We are extremely proud of every student, no matter their story, their successes or struggles, who achieved the status of high school graduate. It is the first step toward the rest of their life of opportunity. Congratulations. Now, the bad Graduation season also brings to mind those who are missing. More than 9,000 students in Florida did not graduate last year because of not passing the FCAT test! They completed all other requirements, but just could not get past this one test. Ill leave my assessment of the validity of those tests for another column, but I am always suspect of a test that has a high failure rate for minority students, children who live in poverty, have learning disabilities or have not mastered the English language in the two years they are given to become proficient. Failure to graduate can be a life sentence for those very students who will benefit most from a diploma and a continuation of their education. These are the young people who may now be blocked from entering the military, obtaining an industry certification that will lead to a high-paying job, or would be the first one in their family to graduate from high school. Shouldnt a diploma represent the success a student has achieved in 13 years of education instead of one 80-minute test? Denying a student a diploma who has met all the benchmarks (that includes reading fluency and comprehension) is dooming that person to a life of lowpaying jobs, years of struggle and is not good for our country or the economy. I agree with President Obama, who wants to raise the graduation rate in the United States. But lets create some alternative routes that are more realistic for those students who do not follow the traditional pathway to that goal. We witnessed this past week the throngs of students, some after having dropped out of school 20 years ago, receiving their General Education Diploma. These students truly represent what happens when a student hits the wall in high school, must quit school to work to support their family, have babies in their teens or are abandoned by their own families. These students know exactly what it was like to struggle Are you up to the challenge? I have attended a few end-of-year school events during the past few weeks, and one thing is obvious we are producing some outstanding graduates from our high schools. A disappointing thought is that some of these graduates are so bright that they will never be able to return to Citrus County and raise their own families here because we dont have enough attractive jobs or salaries. On Tuesday evening, the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and its Next Generation Professional group sponsored an academic awards banquet that recognized those top achievers. These students were amazing. There is an annoying television ad running right now that claims America no longer produces the best and brightest students in the world. It states that when it comes to math, we rank as No. 25 when compared to other nations. See WINDOW / Page C3 Facts about county budget B RAD T HORPE Special to the ChronicleIn an effort to correct the factually inaccurate and misleading comments in Sound Off and letters to the editor concerning the county budget, I offer the following budget facts: 1. Ottawa Avenue was paid for by gas tax, not from property tax and has had no impact on our general fund budget. 2. Impact fees, which are paid for by new home and business construction, cannot be used to replace declining property tax dollars. Impact fees are used for funding facilities such as roads, parks and libraries. 3. Enterprise funds such as utilities, street lighting, Chassahowitzka Camp Ground, Visitors and Convention Bureau are all paid for by the users of the program and are not funded by property tax. Reducing these budgets will have no impact of the general fund budget shortfall. 4. The sidewalks on State Road 44 are a state FDOT project and will be maintained by FDOT, not the county. 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O PINION Page C2 SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 On freedom of speech The Citrus County Chronicleeditorial of May 13, 2012, was very critical of the chairman of the Citrus County Hospital Board and candidate for Citrus commissioner, Mike Smallridge, after he offered to find an answer to BOCC budgetary woes. Mr. Smallridge should be commended for hanging in there as chairman of the Citrus County Hospital Board in its effort to have an equitable accounting of the tax funding from taxation of the citizens for the local Citrus Memorial hospital (owned by the citizens). He also should be commended for appearing at this BOCC meeting being willing to help and for thinking objectively amid the morass of financial governmental woes swirling around him! I commend, however, for the letter to the editor on May 13 endorsing, Mr. Smallridge, District 5; Mr. Heathcock, District 3; and myself to be commissioners on the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners. Renee Christopher-McPheeters Crystal River Scholarships I recently had the opportunity to attend Crystal River High Schools Senior Awards Ceremony, where scholarships and awards were given to local high school students who plan to further their education beyond high school. I have been telling everyone I see how uplifted and proud I was when I left the school that evening, because I learned we live in a county where its citizens and business leaders care really care about helping our local students pursue higher education. I was astounded at the dozens and dozens of scholarships worth thousands and thousands of dollars that were awarded by diverse Citrus County groups and businesses. And this was just one of the high school ceremonies as there were more awards to be given out at the other schools! There is no reason any Citrus County student should believe they cannot go to college due to money issues. Speaking to administrators, I understand there was still more money available for scholarships that went unclaimed because no one applied for it. The need is there, and how thrilling to see Citrus County has stepped up to meet it. As for the unclaimed scholarship money, I beg every sophomore and junior student to attend one of these ceremonies to see just how much support they have to pursue their dreams all they have to do is seek it out. Congratulations to all award winners this year, and to all Citrus County high school graduates. Holly R. Elpers Crystal River TEWKSBURY, Mass.R uss Caswell, 68, is bewildered: What country are we in? He and his wife Pat are ensnared in a Kafkaesque nightmare unfolding in Orwellian language. This towns police department is conniving with the federal government to circumvent Massachusetts law which is less permissive than federal law in order to seize his livelihood and retirement asset. In the lawsuit titled United States of America vs. 434 Main Street, Tewksbury, Massachusetts the government is suing an inanimate object, the motel Caswells father built in 1955. The U.S. Department of Justice intends to seize it, sell it for perhaps $1.5 million and give up to 80 percent of that to the Tewksbury Police Department, whose budget is just $5.5 million. The Caswells have not been charged with, let alone convicted of, a crime. They are being persecuted by two governments eager to profit from what is antiseptically called the equitable sharing of the fruits of civil forfeiture, a process of government enrichment that often is indistinguishable from robbery. The Merrimack River Valley near the New Hampshire border has had more downs than ups since the 19th century, when the nearby towns of Lowell and Lawrence were centers of Americas textile industry. In the 1960s the area briefly enjoyed a hightech boom. Caswells budget motel, too, has seen better days, as when the touring Annette Funicello and the Mouseketeers checked in. In its sixth decade the motel hosts tourists, some workers on extended stays and some elderly people who call it home. The 56 rooms rent for $56 a night or $285 a week. Since 1994, about 30 motel customers have been arrested on drug dealing charges. Even if those police figures are accurate the police have a substantial monetary incentive to exaggerate these 30 episodes involved less than five one-hundredths of 1 percent of the 125,000 rooms Caswell has rented over those more than 6,700 days. Yet this is the governments excuse for impoverishing the Caswells by seizing this property, which is their only significant source of income and all of their retirement security. The government says the rooms were used to facilitate a crime. It does not say the Caswells knew or even that they were supposed to know what was going on in all their rooms all the time. Civil forfeiture law treats citizens worse than criminals, requiring them to prove their innocence to prove they did everything possible to prevent those rare crimes from occurring in a few of those rooms. What counts as possible remains vague. The Caswells voluntarily installed security cameras, they photocopy customers identifications and record their license plates, and turn the information over to the police, who have never asked the Caswells to do more. The Caswells are represented by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm. IJ explains that civil forfeiture is a proceeding in which property is said to have acted wrongly. This was useful long ago against pirates, who might be out of reach but whose ill-gotten gains could be seized. The Caswells, however, are not pirates. Rather, they are victims of two piratical governments that, IJ argues, are violating the U.S. Constitution twice. They are violating the Eighth Amendment, which has been construed to forbid excessive fines that deprive individuals of their livelihoods. And the federal equitable sharing program violates the 10th Amendment by vitiating state law, thereby enabling Congress to compel the states to adopt Congress policies where states possess a reserved power and primary authority in the definition and enforcement of the criminal law. A federal drug agent operating in this region roots around in public records in search of targets property with at least $50,000 equity. Caswell thinks that if his motel had a big mortgage, this would not be happening. Equitable sharing the consensual splitting of ill-gotten loot by the looters reeks of the moral hazard that exists in situations in which incentives are for perverse behavior. To see where this leads, read IJs scalding report Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture (http://ow.ly/aYME1), a sickening litany of law enforcement agencies padding their budgets and financing boondoggles by, for example, smelling, or imagining to smell, or pretending to smell, marijuana in cars they covet. None of this is surprising to Madisonians, which all sensible Americans are. James Madison warned (in Federalist 48) that government power is of an encroaching nature. If unresisted, it produces iniquitous sharing of other peoples property. George Wills email address is georgewill@washpost.com. There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink. Booth Tarkington, 1869-1946 A nightmare in Tewksbury 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 DANGEROUS SITUATION Tipster helps keep tipsy bus driver off road A long night of drinking is the tip school officials received about one of their bus drivers on a recent Friday. Prudently taking the word of caution to heart, the driver was tested for alcohol on the morning in question, then he resigned the following Monday. He was not allowed behind the wheel the day he submitted to two separate alcohol screenings. While we understand reluctance on the part of the school system to release the drivers name, as he was not arrested, we are curious about the percentage of alcohol he had in his system. While .08 is the driving-under-the-influence threshold for most motorists, for those with commercial drivers licenses, such as school bus drivers, the maximum level is .04. The school district deserves credit for the quick response, but the concerned citizen who alerted authorities truly deserves thanks. Its no mystery that alcohol, particularly after heavy consumption, remains in ones system for an extended period. Just because an individual gets a few hours of rest after tying one on doesnt mean theyre not inebriated or impaired when they get up the next morning. Its frightening to think what could have happened had the tipster not called in with the concern. A busload of students with a driver who cant pass an alcohol screening has all the ingredients for disaster. School bus drivers have an immense responsibility. Like airline pilots and others in positions where the safety of dozens rests on the shoulders of one person, fitness for duty day in and day out is paramount. When it comes to alcohol and the job of driving a school bus, there can be no wiggle room, no exceptions. Sobriety is essential for the safety of children aboard the bus and all motorists sharing the road. THE ISSUE: Alcohol testing of school bus driver.OUR OPINION: Failure to have done so could have been tragic. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 350 words, and writers will be limited to three letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Widen sidewalksI think its great that theyre putting sidewalks in along (State Road) 44 all the way up to Inverness, but why in the world didnt they make them wide enough to accommodate bicycles and get the bicycles off the 60-mph highway? It just doesnt make sense. If youre going to go to all that trouble, why not do something that improves the safety for everyone? As a bicyclist, I would have appreciated it. I think they dropped the ball big time.Unsightly home We live next door to an empty house that has been empty for more than a year with the brush piled up in the front yard for a snake hatch. The swimming pool in the backyard looks like grass that should be cut, it is so green. And the lawn is mowed, but on the back side the brush is hanging over the house. Who can we contact to get something taken care of?Tax historyEarlier in the week on the Piers Morgan talk show, while he was interviewing a guest, he made the comment that the capital gains tax was lowered from 30 percent to 15 percent. Im just curious; when does that come about and which president signed that bill into law? Does anyone out there know?Editors note:According to Wikipedia, the capital gains tax was lowered to 15 percent in the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, which passed the House on a 231-200, largely partyline vote. The vote in the Senate was 50-50, with Vice President Dick Cheney casting the tiebreaking vote in favor of the bill. It was signed into law by President Bush on May 28, 2003. The rate was set to expire in 2008, but was extended through 2010 by the Tax Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, signed into law by President Bush. The rate was then set to expire in 2010, but was extended through 2012 by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, signed into law by President Obama. Policy surveyThe Chronicles May 10 Opinion column is about fairness, Putting fairness first with vendor policy, thats the editorial. These city council people grope around trying to find solutions for these things. Do they survey other cities? Isnt there some college of knowledge or something that offers or would share information about their policy of what seems to be working? There certainly must be some information out there so that they dont waste a lot of time coming up with half-baked deals like this sign ordinance.Dont press You dont have to press any number for English on your phone. I never do. If it became mandatory, I would never speak to that company. Its bad enough that you dont speak to an American when you ask for most services today on the phone I cant understand most of them. Sad times for America.Thanks, Gov. ScottAlthough I am not a supporter of Gov. Scott, I would like to thank him for his intervention in child protection and returning it to the Citrus County Sheriffs (Office). Thank you again, Gov. Scott. 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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C OMMENTARYC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C3 Australia: Adventures of a lifetime A fter departing Melbourne on the evening of Sunday, Feb.26, the Queen Elizabeth spent a day at sea moving up along the coastline some 600 miles until it arrived in Sydney Harbor during the early hours of Tuesday, Feb.28. When Cheryl and I first awoke, we looked out from the stateroom balcony and our eyes fell on the handsome, historic city that faced us from the starboard (right) side of the ship. This scene was a magnificent one, but it in no way compared to what we would see after we were dressed and went to the dining room for breakfast. We knew that the Sydney Opera House one of the best known architectural icons in the world was close to the waterfront, but we didnt realize just how close. The opera house actually juts out into the harbor and from our breakfast table at the bow, it seemed almost close enough to reach out and touch! We would spend two nights in Sydney, one aboard ship on Tuesday evening and then another at one of the fabulous hotels that dot the harbor on Wednesday, before leaving for home on Thursday morning, March 1. Remember that date Thursday, March 1 well get back to this in next weeks column. Two days is all we had to attempt to see Sydney and the outlying area. It wasnt nearly enough time. As mentioned in a previous edition, Australia is roughly the same size as the 48 contiguous U.S. states. In conversation, or when going to the local Outback Steakhouse, the image in ones mind can easily be that driving a few miles from the main cities puts you in the outback and, it does anywhere outside the metropolitan areas is the outback, but the famous, much storied OUTBACK stretches hundreds of miles and it takes days to get the most uniquely interesting parts for instance, it is 1,800 miles from Sydney to the famous Ayers Rock. We didnt do that. But, we did go out into the local countryside, we did a day tour of the Blue Mountains region and visited a rather nice natural habitat preserve where most of the Australia-only animals were present in abundance. There were kangaroos of every size and description; koala bears, which are actually not bears, but marsupials; wombats; crocodiles big enough to make breakfast out of an ordinary Florida gator; and, my favorite little guy of them all, the Tasmanian devil! Cheryl mumbled that I might have a special affinity for the devil because our personalities are similar, but I pretended I didnt hear her. Then the absolute highlight of our visit to Sydney! Some of you faithful readers might remember that several months ago, when Cheryl and I first began to plan this trip, we discussed going to the Sydney Opera House, not just to see this modern marvel, but to see an opera. The question left open at that time was whether or not such an outing was a good idea for a fellow who knows much about the Grand Ole Opry but little about the real deal the opera We went and it was a good idea. We saw The Marriage of Figaro and to my very pleasant surprise, it was sung in English, not the original Italian in which Mr. Mozart had written it. Even better, the opera house was equipped with a screen above the stage that displayed the words being sung just in case you were too deaf to understand em! Our time in Sydney was much too short, but I have no complaints. My Cheryl and I saw an opera and we got up close and personal with a Tasmanian devil.Adventures of a lifetime, and best of all, we did those things together! Fred Brannen is an Inverness resident and a Chronicle columnist. Fred Brannen A SLICE OF LIFE Hospital boards must work together for balanced budget R ecently, Citrus County Hospital Board Chairman Michael Smallridge submitted a guest column regarding Citrus Memorial Health System. In his column, he reviewed data and urged the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation to submit a fiscally responsible budget. I feel compelled to respond; not to the columnist, but to the citizens of Citrus County, the individuals to whom we are truly responsible. I do not wish to confuse anyone, only to provide accurate information. In regard to profit, it is important to remember that forprofit hospitals have a primary responsibility to their stockholders. Citrus Memorial, a notfor-profit hospital, has a primary responsibility to improve the health and quality of life of the community we serve. Yes, we need to generate revenue to continue our mission, and we have been diligently working to increase revenue over the years. In fact, weve reduced our operating losses by more than $4 million during the past year through a variety of cost-reduction initiatives. These cost savings came from negotiating for better contracts with insurers, creating partnerships with other hospitals to buy expensive, but necessary, pieces of equipment in bulk and a variety of other sources. However, Mr. Smallridges suggestion that we are heavy in employees is outrageous. Citrus Memorial is much more than a 198bed hospital. We have multiple satellite offices, including our Allen Ridge and Sugarmill Woods clinics, primary care, rehabilitation, home health, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services across the county. To put it simply, we have more employees than other area hospitals because we offer more outpatient services than other area hospitals. Mr. Smallridge also asserted in his article that another area hospital is outperforming us because it has 100 fewer physicians with privilege to practice. Its important to note that having a higher number of active physicians with hospital privileges gives us the ability to provide more medical resources to our patients, and has absolutely nothing to do with cost. On the revenue side, Mr. Smallridge correctly pointed out that we have a similar payor mix of some other area hospitals (nearly 70 percent of gross revenue from Medicare) but that our net income was not as good. The use of payor mix alone does not tell an accurate story. The Case Mix Index shows that our patients are sicker than those admitted to other hospitals in the area. This means we have to use more resources and incur more cost to treat our patients. Additionally, we serve as the countys safety-net hospital, providing care for our communitys indigent and elderly with little ad valorem tax assistance. In fact, data shows we provide twice the level of uncompensated care as the areas forprofit hospitals. The Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Board is working hard to ensure the hospitals mission is being delivered in a fiscally responsible manner. Of course, our goal is to deliver a balanced budget without tax revenue, but it will take teamwork. The Citrus Memorial Health Foundation board has invited the two remaining Citrus County Hospital Board members to participate in our strategic planning meetings and to work with us as we develop the budget for Fiscal Year 2013. Our hopes are that the CCHB members will work with us as we move forward together and serve the citizens of Citrus County. Robert Priselac is an advisory member of the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation. Priselac is experienced in the health care industry as former hospital president and CEO for both Coral Reef Hospital in Miami and the Lower Florida Keys Health System. He has worked in various capacities as a health care administrator, including work as chief financial officer, chief operations officer and certified risk manager. He is well versed in strategic planning, budgeting and financial analysis and currently uses his talents as an independent consultant. Robert Priselac GUEST COLUMN along without a high school diploma and many plan now to continue their education as 30and 40-year-olds with children of their own graduating from high school. Lets stop this legacy of failure; we need to give our students hope and opportunity, not slam the door in their faces. And that leads me to the ugly the astounding drop in FCAT writing scores in Florida. What does it really mean? FCAT Writes has been around since the 1990s. Our schools have invested enormous amounts of time and money in professional development for teachers on writing programs. As a result, more than 90 percent of our students routinely score Level 4, 5 or 6. Suddenly, by a few shifts in scoring rules, the pass rate of Level 4 in the state fell from 81 percent to 27 percent! Is it an indication of students writing abilities or an indication that something went wrong with the test? The answer is obvious all the students didnt suddenly become poor writers. In response to the alarming results, the state Board of Education arbitrarily shifted the passing score to a Level 3 so as to have the same percentage of students passing the test as last year. But theres more to it than that: It does not change the individual students score. An eighth-grade straight-A student will most likely be devastated to find out she scored a 2 or 3 instead of her expected 4 or 5 to her its a failure. Fourthgraders will be disillusioned into believing they stink at writing when they see the scores theyve earned, for they will be twice as low as last years fourth-graders. Teachers will have no relevant data to tell them whether or not the strategies they used for improving writing skills of their students worked. And what about those 10th-grade students who have always excelled on standardized tests, want to be writers or add their high writing scores to their college applications and will have to settle with a 3 instead of a 6? This arbitrarily lower score now becomes part their high school transcripts forever. They get no do-overs, score adjustments or notes of apology from the Board of Education, the commissioner of education, or the governor, for that matter. They just have to live with a lousy score that is more an indicator of a sudden (and in my opinion, misguided) shift in scoring than an indicator of their writing skills. And yet the state demands that we use their tests to judge the quality of the teacher, the school, and student progress. This, in my opinion, exemplifies what is wrong with the overreliance and overuse of test scores. This is not just a problem in Florida, this is a national trend. It is not that I or others like me are against accountability or increasing standards and rigor, its that it has all gone too far. The more tests there are, the more opportunities there are for failure. There is a growing movement in challenging this overzealous testing regime. Public schools have millions of students and millions of parents. Maybe, finally, it is their voices that will to be heard now. Pat Deutschman is a member of the Citrus County School Board. EDUCATIONContinued from Page C1 It is not that I or others like me are against accountability or increasing standards and rigor, its that it has all gone too far. The more tests there are, the more opportunities there are for failure. not paid by county property taxes and has no impact on the county budget. 5. The traffic lights at County Road 486 and Meadowcrest Boulevard and State Road 44 and Meadowcrest Boulevard will be paid for with gas tax, not property tax. The light at C.R. 486 and Meadowcrest was planned as part of the C.R. 486 roadwidening project. 6. The Deputy Administrator position was eliminated and those duties were assigned to two current department heads, saving $80,000. 7. Thirty percent of county Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) employees make less than $25,000 per year, 48 percent make between $25,000 and $40,000 per year, 17 percent make between $40,000 and $65,000 per year and 5 percent make more than $65,000 per year. 8. The BOCC has eliminated 104 positions since 2008, reducing the budget by $3.7 million. 9. Thirty-two percent of the property tax expenses are state mandated. For example, Medicaid hospitalization and nursing home care are state-mandated and cost local taxpayers approximately $900,000 per year. 10. The average residential portion of BOCC property tax bill has been reduced $227.76 since 2007. 11. The BOCC tax millage has been reduced from 7.74 in 2005 to 5.72 in 2012. 12. The general fund expenditures have been reduced by $23 million since 2008 to balance the budget. 13. To date (two years), the BOCC has spent $66,000 on the Port Citrus project. (By comparison, the county pays $11.9 million a year to operate the jail). Brad Thorpe is Citrus County administrator. BUDGET Continued from Page C1 The comparisons are not measuring apples to apples, because we produce many of the very best graduates in the world in places like Lecanto, Citrus and Crystal River high schools. In this country we treat everyone equally and push them through the same academic programs. In other nations in Europe and Asia, students are tracked at an earlier age into programs that are job focused. Some want to blame the public education system in America for the fact that some students are underachievers. I invite doubters to attend an awards banquet at an area school and see what our students are doing. Try to tell Rachel Neale from Lecanto High School that our schools dont open up doors. She is graduating and going to the University of Florida where she will focus on nuclear engineering with a biomedical focus. She eventually plans on going into the military. Or how about Amanda Poliseno from Citrus High School? She is graduating at the top of her class and going off to the University of South Florida for premed. Theres Jake Tamposi, who is a National Merit Winner and an AP Scholar of Distinction. The Lecanto High graduate had a perfect score in the math portion of the SAT and achieved the highest possible score on all seven AP exams. He is off to Williams College where he will major in economics and math. And how about Angela Ketchum from Crystal River High School. She was on the all-county academic team, plays first-chair clarinet and was named NJROTC Cadet of the Year. She was offered a full scholarship to Harvard but turned it down to accept an appointment to West Point. Aaron Johnston is another Lecanto High graduate who is an AP Scholar with Distinction and received a National Merit letter of commendation. He participated in Yales Ivy Scholars program on the topic of Grand Strategy. He is going to the University of Florida to study biomedical engineering. And he is in the final stage of acquiring his pilots license. Our public schools produce amazing students each year who stand out with the best in the world. The one thing most of the great achievers in public school have in common is that from an early age, their parents have been involved in their lives and value education and achievement. When parents read to their children, offer them creative opportunities and then reinforce achievement with positive feedback, young people learn to become good students. The behavior starts in pre-school, so dont wait until high school to wonder why the Ivy League isnt calling. The public schools in Citrus County are not failing children. But some students and parents fail to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there. The greatest challenge we probably face as a nation is our collective willingness to take advantage of opportunities we have been offered. Rachel Neale, Amanda Poliseno, Jake Tamposi, Angela Ketchum and Aaron Johnson have each decided that they are up to the challenge. Gerry Mulligan is the publisher of the Chronicle. Email him at gmulligan@ chronicleonline.com. WINDOW Continued from Page C1 Letters to the EDITOR Talking figuresPatrick and Diane Bange sing the same tired old socialist song of tax the rich and the corporations. They even throw a few numbers around without ever drawing a line and adding them up. You cant get out of the hole you have dug that easy. You can take every last cent the wealthy and the corporations have and its not enough. Thats what the numbers will tell you if you will just add them up. You blather on about reducing the deficient $4 trillion over 10 years and ignore the bottom line. The bottom line is the deficient is increasing $1.7 trillion a year and that comes out to $17 trillion over 10 years. Four trillion dollars is nothing but idle talk. Last week, we had a fight in the House over $19 billion in the budget spending cap; $19 billion is what part of our $3.8 trillion budget? What is it in the bottom line? Every time I try to talk real numbers with a liberal, I am reminded of the famous YouTube episode where the legislator from Georgia was worried that if the Navy added too many personnel to the island of Guam, the island would capsize. Yes, you read that right, capsize. (The) Rev. Mary Louise DeWolf amazes me when she says when is a service such as health care considered private property? as though President Obama has done nothing wrong by mandating a private insurance corporation to provide contraceptive health services without compensation. Health care is private property when the care is provided by the conversion of private property, such as cash or equity, to wages to pay employees to provide the services. (DeWolf) has slipped ahead in socialist evolution and dogma to the concept of the getting place. That is the mythical socialist place where you go to get things you need after we have evolved into a classless, moneyless society. I hate to tell Obama and (DeWolf) this, but we arent there yet. The technician who does your ultrasound still expects to be paid. Harley Lawrence Homosassa Ivory-tower view On Sunday, May 13, the Chronicle published a diatribe just under the bold heading Commentary. This late version of The Emperors New Clothes,presented by Blake C. Guillory, offers us his vision of a bureaucracy doing wonderful things and fulfilling its mission of ensuring the future of our water supply. One must assume that from his state-financed office he is unable to see the dismal condition of our lakes and rivers. He forgets that we have been on ever-increasing water restrictions for the past six years or so. Should we tell him, or will it just lead to repercussions we would all regret? For example, more of our states land and waterways added to their coffers with citizens denied access. Nature took better care of our water supply before this boondoggle was created. The Southwest Florida Water Management District: a bureaucracy we should eliminate from the stressed budget of the state of Florida. Stephen C. Brown Inverness

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the fragile natural water supply systems due to maximum pumpage provisions in many water-use permits. This is true not just for this applicant, but for many existing water-use permit holders. By the way, this 13 MGD average to 26 MGD maximum water use will come from the springshed of Silver Springs, long admonished as one of the most popular and most beautiful springs in Central Florida! Check the records, Silver Springs is currently i.e., right now registering the lowest flow ever in the almost 80 years that such records have been kept. The potential negative water quality impacts of this project are another whole story cattle and slaughter house wastes in this volume will be very difficult to manage. Wake up! Please keep an eye on this project. Anyone and everyone who has even a passing thought about this states long-term (and maybe short term) wellbeing needs to be informed and be heard. This will be a landmark decision by the SJRWMD whichever way the SJRWMD Governing Board decides to go. Its not that most people have a problem with cattle ranching or maybe even slaughter houses in general, but this, on the surface, appears to be a very poor location for such an operation. Yes, the proposed operation will create several dozen jobs, but now comes the ugly part of this situation. The ugly part of this story is: If the SJRWMD should grant this permit application as is, it appears likely that precedent will be set for the hundreds of other springsheds in this region that it is OK to damage, if not destroy, our natural water resources in the interest of economic gain for a few folks. This scenario is not OK We can only hope this doesnt happen, but if it does, hop on your favorite GPS device and see how many other natural water wonders lie within an 80 mile range of this proposed withdrawal site. Lets start with Rainbow Springs, then Manatee Springs, the beloved Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, how about Homosassa Springs (the location of one of the most popular state parks), Kings Springs (Crystal River), Chassahowitzka Springs, Weeki Wachee Springs, Wekiva Springs, and countless more beautiful springs and spring runs here in central Florida. Go a little north and east of Silver Springs and there are the totally undeveloped and undisturbed Juniper and Alexander Springs and spring runs in the Ocala National Forest. What will be their fate if this huge, negative step of permitting potentially damaging water withdrawals is approved in the Silver Springs springshed? OK, one can argue, many people could care less about Floridas springs but we had better care about the impact to what draws some 80 million visitors a year to Florida. Guess what? It is the beauty of our state, much of which relies on our natural water bodies such as our springs, their spring runs and their source the Floridan Aquifer. Tourism is only one factor in our states economic wellbeing how about potential impacts to our drinking water, irrigation and industrial supplies? Many people cared enough to send letters and emails to our legislators and our governor to help make the good things occur in the 2012 legislative session. Some of these groups of folks were perhaps small, like TOO FAR, Friends of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex (now the Friends of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex), and the Floral City Heritage Council, along with many individuals. Some were larger groups like the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (25,000 members), Audubon, St. Johns Riverkeepers, the Florida Wildlife Federation, the Sierra Club and the Florida Conservation Coalition. We are going to have to send a record of our concerns, by letter or by e-mail, again to the governor, legislators and the SJRWMD Governing Board. These officials, ultimately, will decide on the future of our water resources in this case Silver Springs. Lets hope they set a precedent for maintaining the life and beauty of our state her water resources. Gary Kuhl served as operations director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District from 2002-06 and as an environmental engineer serving in a variety of executive capacities with the district from 1978-88. He has been county administrator in both Citrus and Hernando counties and was Sumter County public works director from 2007-10, when he retired. C4 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMMENTARY 000BHRL WATERContinued from Page C1 Image courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection The major source of ground water supply in Florida is the Floridan Aquifer System, which underlies the entire state. In the far western panhandle and in southern Florida, the Floridan aquifer system is deep, and produces salty and mineralized water. In these areas, the shallower Sand-and-Gravel Aquifer (in the west) and the Biscayne Aquifer (in the south) are used for water supply. The Surficial Aquifer System and the Intermediate Aquifer System generally produce less water, and, with some exceptions, are used primarily for domestic and smaller public supply wells. Where there are clay layers in the intermediate system, it can serve as a confining unit, slowing the movement of water and, potentially, contaminants from the surface.

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A DAMG ELLER AP National WriterW hen Hollywood set out to tell the story of how Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook, it enjoyed the flexibility of portraying a man who, despite his social networks worldwide reach, was all but unknown to the public. A year and half later, the movie The Social Network and the attention that followed have dispelled much of the mystery surrounding Zuckerberg, sketching out the essentials of his story line. But as Facebook promotes the vision of its 28-year-old CEO as part of this weeks first-ever sale of its stock to the public, one of the most striking features of his persona is the contradiction between the public and private that remains at its center. Zuckerberg avoids questions about himself and once sued a magazine for publishing documents revealing details from his past. Yet he is the architect of a revolutionary platform built on people freely disclosing information about themselves, offering up the stuff of everyday life as worthy of the biggest stage. Facebook was not originally created to be a company, Zuckerberg wrote in a letter, included with a regulatory filing needed for the initial public offering. It was built to accomplish a social mission to make the world more open and connected. Zuckerberg has built Facebook, which could be valued at up to $104 billion by the stock offering, into an international phenomenon by stretching the lines of social convention and embracing a new and far more permeable definition of community. Along the way, hes proven deft at recognizing the way people use social networks, reshaping and expanding Facebooks capabilities to draw in more users. On Friday, Facebook began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol FB. Zuckerberg will remain the companys largest shareholder. His personal stake in Facebook will be worth around $19 billion. Living in a rental home even after he was a billionaire on paper, Zuckerberg isnt known for an extravagant lifestyle. He famously wears jeans, T-shirts and plain hoodies. He bought his Palo Alto, Calif., home for a reported $7 million fancy but not outlandish for the pricey suburb near Stanford University and San Francisco. He lives there with his girlfriend, Priscilla Chen, and their Hungarian Puli dog, Beast (which, incidentally, has its own Facebook page). Now, even as investors take a stake in Facebook, its future remains contingent on a leader who is reluctant to reveal himself. Its all in one guys hands, thats what makes it so interesting, said David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, a book chronicling Zuckerbergs story that was written with the cooperation of the man and his company. It is a one-man show. Zuckerberg, who grew up in the New York suburb of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., began writing computer code when he was 10 on an Atari computer, devising games and enlisting friends to do the graphics. As a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, he and a friend created a Web tool called Synapse that built personalized music playlists by automatically determining listeners preferences. Microsoft reportedly offered the pair nearly $1 million, but they turned it down. M anaging a small business requires time, expertise, exceptional energy and great perseverance. It should be noted that lack of funds, insufficient preparation and other management related short falls are not the only conditions that can cause a small business to struggle. Poor physical health of an owner can interfere with doing what is best for the business. Good physical health allows a person to deal with the stress and personal sacrifices that accompany the management of a small business. The good news is, ones health can often be improved with changes in lifestyle. Certain lifestyle changes that optimize ones health should be viewed as equally important as the bottom line on the profitand-loss statement. What good is a healthy profit margin if it is negatively impacted by poor health arising out of a self-destructing lifestyle? Lets be clear: The statements above are not meant to be a sermon. Neither has this dialog been designed to scrutinize those who have chronic conditions over which there is little or no control. The notion here is to suggest reasonable lifestyle practices that support good physical and mental health. Why would anyone knowingly live a destructive lifestyle? Men versus women By way of a comparison of gender differences, statistics indicate most men have an aversion to seeking help from a physician. The combination of fear that something is wrong reinforced by denial is often the main reason for this behavior. Men tend to brush off, ignore or be in denial with respect to signals that may indicate a serious health issue. Few life-threatening health issues go away or resolve themselves without professional help. Thats why we have doctors. They can help in almost all cases. Women, on the other hand, appear to have a distinct advantage over men when it comes to being more sensitive to health issues. There are multiple theories for this behavior ranging from biology to psychological factors associated with gender characteristics. Whatever the reason, this difference prompts them to seek medical advice more often than men. What this achieves, in many cases, is the opportunity to fix something before it becomes irreversible. Being proactive on a professional and personal level is of great benefit, especially when this strength can be employed in a business setting. In perspective The purpose of the above information is not to suggest which gender is better relative to personal or business health. There is, however, a take-away, which suggests best practices lead to good health on both a personal and business level. Business owners today keep a business healthy by growing sales, adding customers, paying taxes, employees and vendors on time and looking ahead to changes that come with time and shifts in markets. Your personal health is really no different than your business health. Stay alert to changes, refrain from damaging lifestyles and build on positive outcomes. SCORE was created to help business startups and help grow existing businesses. We are here for you. If you dont call for counseling, we will never know what you need in the way of seasoned advice. Call 252-249-1236 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. If you call during nonbusiness hours, leave enough information so we can call you back. Dr. Frederick J. Herzog is chairman of Citrus County SCORE. He can be reached via email at fherzog@tampabay.rr.com. Hire an attorney D EAR BRUCE: We have listened to you on the radio for many years and know you always say to use a lawyer when buying a house, but we have listed our house for sale and have been given an exclusive right-to-sell listing agreement. In this instance, do we need a lawyer to sell the house? The agreement is from a well-known national real estate company. J.P ., via email DEAR J.P .: In my judgment, every real estate transaction requires the services of an attorney. You can be certain that your mortgage lender(s) will be represented, as will the financing agency of the buyers. Far too many things can go wrong if not now, then somewhere down the road. What makes you think you are above all this? At the very beginning of the transaction, please see a real estate lawyer. Good luck! DEAR BRUCE: In your column about a contractor who took the homeowners money, you said that if the contractor cannot pay for the materials out of his own pocket, then you dont want him working for you. I must submit a rebuttal. My husband has been a sole-proprietor home improvement contractor for 27 years. It is standard procedure for him to collect half the money upfront, one-fourth when the job is half completed and one-fourth at finish. What that usually means is that the first payment covers most of the materials. Some of the second payment covers materials, while the rest is payment for his time. The last payment covers the rest of the hours he has worked. Most contractors dont make any profit until the job is completed and fully paid for. I expect to get paid every week for the work I do, as I assume you do. Depending on the job, the contractor may not make any money to pay his workers or himself until several weeks have gone by. Would you be OK with that? You are assuming all homeowners are honest, and all contractors are dishonest. But for the contractor to put out all the money for the job and then have the homeowner not pay him is as prevalent as the contractor duping the homeowner. Homeowners do have recourse, in that a sheriff can confiscate equipment and personal property for sale to settle a judgment if a judge finds a contractor to be dishonest. Only knowing one side of the story, you found the contractor guilty. Maybe the homeowner has changed his mind about design or materials, and all the work the contractor has done so far is for naught. For example: Oh, I dont want the wall over there. I want it over here now. The homeowner doesnt think he should pay any additional amount, because all he did was change his mind, but the contractor is out time and materials. In todays economy, it is hard enough to keep your See MONEY / Page D5 See PUBLIC / Page D5 Bruce Williams SMART MONEY B USINESS Section D SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Dr. Frederick Herzog ASK SCORE Your business can affect your health Private man, public offering Associated Press Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles Sept. 22 during the f/8 conference in San Francisco. As Facebook promotes the vision of its 28-year-old CEO as part of this weeks first-ever sale of its stock to the public, one of the most striking features of his persona is the cont radiction between the public and private that remains at its center. Zuckerberg avoids questions about himself, and once sued a magazine for publishing documents revealing details from his past. At age 28, CEO Mark Zuckerbergs Facebook story is a study in contrasts BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS Mark Zuckerberg is selling 30.2 million shares as part of Facebook Inc.s initial public offering of stock. With shares priced at $38 each, he gets $1.15 billion. Even after the IPO, Zuckerberg remains Facebooks single largest shareholder. He owns 503.6 million Class B shares after the offering, or 32 percent of Facebooks total shares. At the $38 share price, his stake in the company is worth $19.1 billion. Zuckerberg will control the company with 56 percent of its voting stock as a result of agreements he has with other shareholders who promise to vote his way. Here are some biographic details on him: NAME: Mark Zuckerberg. OCCUPATION: CEO of Facebook Inc. AGE: 28 (Born May 14, 1984). RESIDENCE: Palo Alto, Calif. Grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. EDUCATION: Philips Exeter Academy, class of 2002. Studied computer science at Harvard University before dropping out. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Co-founded Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. Has served as CEO since. FAMILY: Mother, Karen; father, Edward; sisters Arielle, Donna and Randi Zuckerberg.

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Shaun Garner joins New Concepts salon New Concepts Hair Salon in Crystal River announced the addition of professional stylist Shaun Garner to their team. Garner has been in the fashion and hair industry for seven years and had previously worked at Serenity Day Spa as the styling and creative manager and lead stylist. Sharon Malm, owner of New Concepts said, Shaun is a great addition to our staff, and his creativity and attention to our guests fits well with the other great stylists in the salon. More information about New Concepts Hair Salon or Shaun Garner is available at 352-5630005. Ocala Health names new director OCALA Ocala Health System has appointed Salvador Ramos, D.O., to the position of medical director of bariatric services. Dr. Ramos joined Ocala Health earlier this year as a bariatric and general surgeon. His prior experience includes serving as the first medical director of Pikeville Medical Centers bariatric surgery program in Pikeville, Ky. He also practiced general surgery at Pikeville Medical Center and bariatric surgery at Barix Clinics of Ohio. To date, Ramos has performed more than 1,000 bariatric surgeries, specializing in Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y and Adjustable Gastric Banding procedures. He is also trained to use the da Vinci Si robot for minimally-invasive surgeries. Ramos earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Midwestern University at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at St. James Hospital in Olympic Fields, Ill., and at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. His subsequent fellowship was completed at Legacy Health System in Portland, Ore. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in west Marion County. Oak Hill Hospital nurse certificationsSPRING HILL Five Oak Hill Hospital nurses have achieved additional certifications in their areas of specialty. Venus Morejon, R.N., and Tina Roehrig were recently awarded their orthopaedic nurse certifications and are now entitled to use the credentials R.N., ONC. To be a certified orthopaedic nurse requires a minimum of two years experience with more than 1,000 hours in ortho paedics. Nurses must pass a separate exam in orthopaedics, which includes trauma, sports injuries, pediatrics, oncology and other disciplines. In addition, three R.N.s from Oak Hill Hospitals emergency department were awarded their certification as emergency nurses. Kelly Holbert, Chris Piscopo and Rachel Vazquez, all R.N.s, are now entitled to also add the credential CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) after their names. Certified Emergency Nurse Certification is the certification specific to emergency nursing and measures the attainment of a defined body of nursing knowledge pertinent to the specialty. One hundred percent of Oak Hill Hospitals Emergency Care Center nurses are Certified Emergency Nurses. Oak Hill Hospitals Orthopaedic Institute now maintains 19 certified orthopaedic nurses, representing the most certified orthopaedic nursing staff in Florida. CF recognized by United Way OCALA The College of Central Florida was among four organizations to receive the Spirit of the Community Award at the annual United Way of Citrus County luncheon May 10. The other organizations are Publix, Citrus Memorial Health System and Nature Coast Bank. The Spirit of the Community Award is given to organizations for improving the lives of people in the community by encouraging volunteerism in their employees, supporting special initiatives and projects, and by hosting a successful employee United Way campaign, according to the United Way. College of Central Florida is most appreciative to the United Way of Citrus County for recognizing the colleges commitment to improving the lives of those who live here in Citrus County as well as our broader service area, said Dr. Vernon Lawter, CF Citrus Campus vice president. It is a special honor to be acknowledged by such a well-respected and service-driven organization like the United Way. CF was recognized specifically for fielding teams for a number of local nonprofit fundraisers, for employee service on more than 15 local nonprofit boards, for sponsoring dozens of community events at the Citrus Learning and Conference Center, and for hosting the annual Student Leadership Development Series, which is free to all high school students in Citrus County. We appreciate recognition by the United Way of Citrus County, said Dr. James Henningsen, CF president. CF is dedicated to being a proactive partner in our community. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.CF employees honored by peersOCALA The College of Central Florida honored its 23rd annual Gabor Award winners during its annual employee recognition program, Friday, May 4. Amos Noble, coordinator of grounds maintenance and college support, has been employed at CF since 1993. He was honored in the administrative/professional category. Glenna Morelock, professor of physical education, has been employed at CF since 1985 and was honored in the faculty category. Tom Michaud, duplicating specialist, has been employed at CF since 2002. He was recognized in the career service category. The awards were established by the Gabor Agency in 1990 and are bestowed in conjunction with the CF Foundation Inc. Faculty and staff nominated their peers based on contributions to our students, college and community. Also during the employee recognition program, Danielle Batog was recognized as Adjunct Instructor of the Year. The Constellation Award, which recognizes faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching and student learning, was presented to Brandy Currie, Meribeth Fields, Marguerite Jones and Allen Kinsey for their Success by Design project. For information about the Gabor Awards, call the CF Foundation at 352-873-5808. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu. Nottage attends training course Joye Nottage, P.T., center manager for Select Physical Therapy in Beverly Hills, attended a course on Therapeutic Modalities, Electrotherapy and Acoustic. Erika Quick, P.T., OCS, CSCSS, and Diane Reiley, P.T., ATC, were course instructors. They reviewed current concepts and scientific rationale in the use and safe application of of thee modalities for common conditions. Therapeutic use of electrical stimulation devices and safe administration at the proper dosage was reviewed. Training was provided on the therapeutic use of ultrasound. Quick and Reiley provided information on proper dosage, contraindications to application and safe administration for electrotherapy devices and ultrasound. Select Physical Therapy in Beverly Hills is a part of Select Medical. There are more than 950 clinics in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Call 352527-8489 for information. Three join Wells Fargo teamWells Fargo is pleased to announce additions to Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC: Ellen C. Zane, financial adviser and first vice president of investments; Simon J. Wheeldon, financial adviser and vice president of investments; and Perry Switzer, financial adviser. Barbaron to renovate course Ronald Kitchen Jr., president and CEO of Crystal Riverbased Barbaron Inc., announced the company has been selected by Grand Harbor Country Club for the renovation of their River Course this summer. Grand Harbor Country Club is in Vero Beach and has two 18-hole championship courses. The renovation of the River Course will include fairway reshaping and re-grassing as well as laser leveling of all tees. Celebrating 25 years in the golf industry, Barbaron has completed more than 100 projects, including some of the best-known courses in Florida. Visit www.barbaron.com. For information about Grand Harbor Country Club, visit www.grandharbor.com.Business group plans womens expo The original Womens Health & Fitness Expo, hosted by the Business Womens Alliance of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, will return from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River. Firms that participated last year may take advantage of paid pre-registration until June 15, and choose their preferred exhibit space. After June 15, registration will be open to health-, fitnessand wellnessrelated organizations, on a firstcome, first-served basis. Chamber members receive a discount. Details on exhibit registration, excellent sponsorship opportunities, and the popular Spa Zone are available from Citrus County Chamber of Commerces Crystal River office at 28 N.W. U.S. 19, phone 352-795-3149, or from any Business Womens Alliance member. The expos purpose is to educate women and those around them about health, fitness and wellness. Proceeds are dedicated to furthering the education of students from Citrus, Crystal River and Lecanto high schools and Withlacoochee Technical Institute. Proceeds from last years expo helped to fund nine scholarships in healthcare and business careers. Citrus Memorial has top quality rating Citrus Memorial Health Systems Heart and Vascular Center has earned a 3 Star Rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The 3 Star Rating in overall quality for coronary artery bypass surgery is the highest ranking that can be achieved. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has developed a comprehensive rating system that allows for comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. Only 14 percent of more than 1,000 hospitals nationally received a 3 Star Rating, which denotes the highest category of quality. Based on current national data covering January through December 2011, the cardiac surgery performance of Citrus Memorials Heart and Vascular Center was determined to be in the highest quality tier. D2 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE B USINESS Vendors Wanted Outdoor Adventure ExpoA Two Day Event at The Crystal River Mall that will feature Retailers, Demonstrations, Seminars and Speakers.Saturday, June 9th 10am-5pm Sunday, June 10th 12am-5pmFishing, Camping, Boating, RV, Patio, ATV, Gardening, Swimming, Snorkeling, Cycling, Parks and Recreation, Tennis, Golf, Travel, Scuba Diving, Skateboarding, Motor Sports and other Outdoor Activity Organizations and Retailers will be Exhibiting. Indoor and Outdoor Spaces are Available. www.chronicleonline.com Call to Reserve Your Space 352-563-3255 000BIHE Business DIGEST 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. Images taken with most cellphone cameras do not reproduce well. Publication on a specific date or in color cannot be guaranteed. Submissions about specific prices of products or sales events are considered advertising and are not eligible for Business Digest. Photo illustration/Special to the Chronicle Oak Hill Hospitals Advanced Primary Stroke Center was again awarded accreditation by the Joint Commission. The Oak Hill Hospital Stroke Team, from left, are: CEO Mickey Smith, CNO Melissa Bennett, Director of Emergency Services Cathy Edmisten, Director of Critical Care Services Beth Carter, VP of Quality and Risk Management Leanne Salazar and Progressive Care Unit Nursing Director Jennifer Manner. A survey was conducted in March 2012 by the Joint Commissions Program for Disease Specific Care Certification. Oak Hill Hospital passed the survey with no recommendations for improvement. This is another objective indication of the high quality of services that are provided by Oak Hill Hospital to the communities that we serve, said Oak Hill Hospital CEO Mickey Smith. The Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Shaun Garner New Concepts Hair Salon. Venus Morejon Oak Hill Hospital. Tina Roehrig Oak Hill Hospital. Kelly Holbert Oak Hill Hospital. Chris Piscopo Oak Hill Hospital. Rachel Vazquez Oak Hill Hospital. Stroke center awarded re-accreditation Special to the Chronicle Dr. Jim Henningsen, CF president, at left, with Amos Noble, Glenna Morelock and Tom Michaud. See DIGEST / Page D5

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Builders ConnectionD3 SUNDAY M AY 20, 2012 Promotional information provided by the Citrus County Builders Association Since the inception of Pinecrest Building Corp. 24 years ago, John Osborne, president and owner, has primarily focused his company on new home construction. However, due to shifts in market demands, Pinecrest has moved increasingly into residential and commercial remodeling and additions, along with new commercial building construction. Additionally, and to provide another opportunity to satisfy existing home owners needs, John has recently opened a residential swimming pool and spa construction company. Although current market conditions demand diversification of many builders, Pinecrest has its roots in custom home building. As an example, John and Pinecrest completed an award winning home last year in the gated community of Heritage. This exceptionally designed home marketed through Rusaw Homes by Pinecrest Building Corp., has earned several awards and designations exemplifying Johns continued commitment to innovative home construction. This new home earned the prestigious EPA and DOE Energy Star designation, along with a Silver designation by the Florida Green Building Coalition. It is also the first Water Star Gold home in Citrus County, as presented by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and was recognized as having a Florida Friendly Landscape by the UF/IFAS County Extension office. John has also committed himself to the industry that has served him for so many years by actively participating in the Citrus County Builders Association. Since joining the board of directors in 1991, John has chaired several committees and held many offices within the CCBA, including that of president. He has also been honored to be a three-time recipient of the Builder of the Year award and currently holds the office of Life Director. John Osborne can be reached at Pinecrest Building Corp., 352-527-0225, info@ pinecrestbuilding.com or www.pinecrestbuilding.com. Keys to success: diversification, dedication John Osborne, Pinecrest Building Corp. April V.I.P. Family Fishing Tournament Anglers fish for fame, prizes at annual event The CCBA Fishing Tournament committee members began the week of the 17th annual Family Fishing Tournament, sponsored by F.D.S. Disposal Inc., with 55 boat entries more than twice what they had the previous year on the Monday before. Full of hope that their goal would be reached and apprehensive about the threat of rain Sunday, the committee and volunteers braced for a busy week full of tournament entries and preparation. A week full of entries is exactly what they got. The CCBA arrived for the Captains Meeting on Friday, May 4, with 111 boats entered and proceeded to take 13 more new boat entries during that final window. The 119 paid boats with a total of 124 boats meant a 96 percent prize payout which would in turn mean a $2,880 check, each, for the first-place trout and redfish winners that weekend. The threat of rain was gone and it was nothing but beautiful Nature Coast fishing for the rest of the weekend. All told, the fishing tournament boasted more than 340 anglers with more than $12,020 in cash and prizes paid out. The Aaron Monier Memorial Youth Tournament run by CCBA Youth Partner Coastal Conservation Association Citrus Chapter attracted about 70 children, with parents and onlookers alike beaming with smiles as the kids did their learning stations and received their rewards for a weekend of hard fishing. Although this was Executive Officer Donna Bidlacks 10th Fishing Tournament, she was surprised to still learn something new: I never realized how exciting it was for some of these guys just to get on the weigh-in board. Even if they dont end up winning, they are still so happy. Happy was an understatement for many anglers, especially youth participants, as pictures were snapped over and over again of the Love Honda Official Weigh-In Board while it changed continually through the weekend. Happy will also be an understatement for the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart who will soon be receiving a donation from the CCBA for a portion of the tournament proceeds. The numbers arent final yet, said Bidlack, but we are excited to be able to give back to an important cause this year! The CCBA is overwhelmed at the sponsor response to this years Family Fishing Tournament. Many wonderful businesses stepped up to support the tournament and even some local candidates. This tournament would not be possible without its sponsors, and we humbly thank each and every one of you. Exclusive Platinum Sponsor: F.D.S. Disposal Inc. Official Weigh In Sponsor: Love Honda Gold Sponsors: Barnacle Bills Bait & Tackle Citrus 95.3 Gold Crest Homes The Fox 96.3 True Oldies 106.3 Silver Sponsors: Citrus County Chronicle City Electric Supply Florian Masonry Sherwin Williams Sihle Insurance Group Bronze Sponsor: Bright House Networks Sign Sponsors: Angela Vick for Clerk of Courts Jeff Dawsy for Sheriff Neck & Back Care Center Ron Kitchen for County Commission District 1 Sandra Sam Himmel for Superintendent Steven Burch for Sheriff Winn Webb for Sheriff Prize & Goodie Bucket Sponsors: Bright House Networks Citrus County Chronicle City Electric Supply Currys Roofing Dans Clam Stand Dream Custom Homes F.D.S. Disposal Inc. Florian Masonry Florida Pest Control Gold Crest Homes & Realty Keep Citrus County Beautiful McPhersons Archery & Outdoor Pro Shop Porters Locksmithing Powers Protection Inc. SeaTow Sew Be It Embroidery & Screen Printing Sherwin Williams Sihle Insurance Sihle Insurance Group Teresa Boozer, Realtor, Prudential Tropical Window Winn Webb for Sheriff Woods N Water Magazine Woody Wax Many thanks to the following committee members and volunteers who helped make this tournament a success Fishing Tournament Committee: Co-Chair Randy Clark, Clark Construction Inc. Co-Chair John Jobe, City Electric Supply David Caldwell, Capital City Bank Barbara Branch, Coastal Conservation Association-Citrus Chapter Erin Ray, F.D.S. Disposal Inc. Anjela Wright, Gold Crest Homes Dusty Porter, Porters Locksmithing Alan Bell, Aaron A Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart James Panetti, Tournament Weighmaster Volunteers: CCBA President Wayne Bardsley, Quality Crafted Builders Eric Swart, Citrus Pest Management Brandi Fisher, City Electric Supply Kristina Harding, City Electric Supply Tommy Lamendola, City Electric Supply Melissa Keesling, Gold Crest Homes Ed Rock, F.D.S. Disposal Inc. Devin Stevensen, F.D.S. Disposal Inc. Matt Dileo, F.D.S. Disposal Inc. John Porter, Porters Locksmithing Dolores Bell, Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart Suzanne Frittle, Coastal Conservation Association Citrus Chapter Rae Jean Nieland, Coastal Conservation Association Citrus Chapter Brenna Bidlack, student, College of Central Florida Brittany Maxey, student, University of Florida Rhett Gehring, student, Crystal River High School/Academy of Environmental Science Jimmy Panetti, student, Santa Fe College Special thanks to F.D.S. Disposal Inc. and Homosassa Riverside Resort and staff. SAVE THE DATE 2013 Tournament dates: April 27-28 at the Homosassa Riverside Resort. (Captains Meeting on April 26). John Osborne earns April V.I.P. 2012 FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT Winners of this years tournament (pictured above) were: TROUT First placeDoug Chandler5.42 pounds24 7/8 Second placeJeff Mauldin5.12 pounds25 5/8 Third placeZack Hoffman5.02 pounds24 3/8 REDFISH First placeDavid Hoggard 8.02 pounds26 1/2 Second placeMark Brady7.58 pounds27 Third placeFrank Fazioli7.52 pounds27 REDFISH MOST SPOTS First placeBrandon Branch6.36 pounds26 1/216 spots Second placeMarrio Castello2.02 pounds18 1/414 spots COBIA First placeRonald Sirvinskas33.36 pounds43 3/4 Second placeTommy Yates28.94 pounds39 1/8 CATFISH First placeDavid Green5.10 pounds25 1/8 Second placeJames Panetti Jr.3.96 pounds21 1/2 HOMOSASSA SLAM (Trout Aggregate) Tom & Darlene FlynnTotal Weight: 12.4 pounds Youth Tournament Winners (pictured at left) were: First placeChase BurlewShark8.06 pounds35 1/2 Second placeTaylor GreenRedfish6.32 pounds26 1/2 Third placeEvan CoppShark6.28 pounds34 3/8 Fourth placeTess RedrickShark5.84 pounds32 3/4 Fifth placeBobby SmithShark5.44 pounds33 Smallest fishIan BlanchetteSnapper0.04 pounds5 Important upcoming CCBA events: CCBA Family Picnic/GMM June 21. CCBA Political Stump.Mixer 5 to 7 p.m. July 12. Sponsorship open, call 352-746-9028. 14-hour CILB Renewal Course, watch for details coming soon Aug. 9 -10. Citrus County Builders Association General Membership Meeting & Elections Aug. 23. Citrus County Builders Association Awards & Installation Banquet Sept. 28. Inaugural Night Golf Nov. 2. 2012 Home & Outdoor Show Nov. 10-11.SAVE THE DATE

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Chamber ConnectionD4 SUNDAY M AY 20, 2012 Promotional information provided by the Citrus Chamber of Commerce 28 N.W. U.S. 19, Crystal River, FL 34428 352-795-3149 401 Tompkins St., Inverness, FL 34450 352-726-2801 Law Enforcement/ First Responders honored at barbecue The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce hosted a barbecue May 9 for members of the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, Citrus County Fire & Rescue and Nature Coast EMS. The barbecue is an annual event the Chamber hosts during Law Enforcement Appreciation Month as a way to say thank you to the men and women who put their lives on the line on a daily basis to ensure safety within our communities. More than 300 people attended the event under the pole barn behind the CCSO Emergency Operations Center. We wish to thank the following companies and organizations for their sponsorship and support: Bernie Little Distributing, CenturyLink, Regions Bank, West Coast Insurers, Sunflower Springs, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Powers Protection, Joes Family Restaurant, F.D.S. Disposal, Suncoast Plumbing & Electric, CCA, Suncoast Dermatology, Loyal Order of the Moose 2013, and Inverness Church of God. Additionally, we wish to thank Mike Fitzpatrick of CenturyLink for barbecuing all of the sliced pork and pulled pork. Members of Citrus County Law Enforcement and First Responders enjoy a BBQ hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Many volunteers gave time and donations to honor those who put their lives on the line every day for us. CHAMBER CHAT PHOTO CONTEST Chamber Chat is having a photography contest open to ALL Citrus County residents! We need a new background, a beauty shot of somewhere in Citrus County. It could be anywhere our gorgeous rivers, springs, sunrise or sunset, a field of flowers as long as its in Citrus County. The contest is open until May 31. The winning entry will be chosen June 1 and will be the new background for Chamber Chat! Chamber Chat promotes your business on local TV station WYKE. Now YOUR photo can be the backdrop! While waiting for a new background, Chamber Chat kicks off a new format Monday, June 18, that includes local celebrity co-hosts and many new surprises, all designed to promote area chamber businesses and events in an improved manner. Get out those cameras and send your best shot of Citrus, with your name and contact information, to: Spotlightmelissa@aol.com. Melissa Benefield, host of Chamber Chat on WYKE, receives a Chamber Champion award for all her service dedication to the Chamber of Commerce community. Betty Strifler, Clerk of the Circuit Court, accepts the Charles B. Fitzpatrick award from presenter Rocky Hensley at the May Citrus County Chamber Members lunch. Luncheon spotlights team playing, awards Awards and team dynamics were the name of the game at the Chambers May lunch. The Chamber was pleased to recognize a few valuable community members who had been unable to attend our Awards Banquet in April. Betty Strifler received the Charles B. Fitzpatrick award for her lengthy and competent county service as Clerk of the Circuit Court since 1989. David Heinz, Heinz Funeral Home, accepted a lifetime ambassador award. Melissa Benefield, our current host of Chamber Chat (seen on WYKE) was recognized as a Chamber Champion. And there were still more honors to pass out! Our first ever Bikes In Bloom wrapped up voting May 9. More than 250 ballots proclaimed the winner, Nature Coast Bank-Crystal River. The Ambassadors recognized Taverna Manos as this months New Image award winner. On hand to receive the plaque were Nicholas Everhart and Deborah Manos. Superior Residences of Lecanto sponsored the May luncheon and Theressa Foster introduced a core group of staff people, focusing on WHO, not WHAT, Superior Residences is. Beth Ramsay, our featured guest speaker, got us all laughing about different personalities in the office. Her lighthearted approach guides people as they work with all personality types. If you are interested in learning more about Beth Ramsay, visit her website at www.HarnessthePower Within.com. Bikes in Bloom Congratulations go to Nature Coast Bank-Crystal River branch, the winner of our Bikes in Bloom campaign. The participating 11 businesses generated more than 250 votes. Call for volunteers The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the Citrus County Economic Development need your assistance! We are hosting a golf outing Sept. 14 to celebrate Industry Appreciation Month. This fun event will be at Skyview Country Club. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes lunch. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There is still planning to be done, and we need your help. All those interested in helping on the golf committee and to discuss sponsorship programs, please contact David Collins at 352-513-4009. UPDATE ON SERENITY DAY SPA The Chamber has received many calls from people in possession of gift cards from Serenity Day Spa. Michelle Roberts, owner of M Hair Studio in Crystal River, and her coworkers have partnered with Gifted Hands Massage to honor those gift cards. There are some restrictions on the way the card will be honored, which only makes sense since these two businesses never received the initial money. Please call Michelle Roberts at 352-794-3859 for details. Deadline May 31: Dont forget to vote for Crystal River! Crystal River is still in top contention for the title of Ultimate Fishing Town in the USA, recognized by the World Fishing Network. You can vote up to four times each day until the end of the contest on May 31. Simply log onto www.worldfishingnetwork. com and click on Ultimate Fishing Town Contest. First prize is $25,000 and an exclusive cable network feature story covering the fishing and other local attractions. Second prize is $5,000 and third prize is $2,500 for a community project that benefits the area. Art Jones submitted Crystal River for the Kings Bay Rotary project that is cleaning Lyngbya out of Kings Bays to restore fish habitat, water clarity and the aquatic ecosystem. Lyngbya is an invasive algae that crowds out more beneficial, submerged aquatic vegetation. Visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ savekingsbay. UPCOMING AT THE CHAMBER 5 to 7 p.m. May 24 After Hours Business Networking Mixer, Verizon Wireless, 3085 U.S. 41, Inverness. June Chamber Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. June 8 at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club, featuring guest speaker Don Skelton, Secretary for District 7, Florida Department of Transportation. For registration or more information, go to www. citruscountychamber. com or call 352-795-3149. Get Caught in the Chambers Web Open House, 5 to 7 p.m. June 14, College of Central Florida, 3800 South Lecanto Highway Lecanto. Always check out our Events Calendar at www. citruscountychamber.com. Students shine at Golden Citrus Scholar 2012 Awards The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Next Generation Professionals and the Citrus County Chroniclehosted the 2012 Golden Citrus Scholar Award Recognition Ceremony on Monday, May 14, at the College of Central Florida. The ceremony recognizes outstanding Citrus County high school seniors for academic achievement, personal accomplishment and service to their school and community. Judging focuses on accomplishments, grades, test scores, community service and a teachers letter of recommendation. Family, school personnel, members of the community and business leaders joined the students at the ceremony. All nominees received $25 gift cards and the winners of each of the ten categories received $100 gift cards. Business/Business Technology Amanda Poliseno; English/Literature Jennifer Brunner; Fine & Performing Arts Virginia Lane; Math/Engineering/Computer Science Harsh Patel; Science Hanain Fazal; Social Studies Aaron Johnston; New Media/Journalism Alison Schriro; World Languages Kileigh Huscher; Vocational/Career Technical Evan Kegler; Leadership & Service Rachel Neale. Two additional recognitions were awarded. The Hall of Fame 2012 Award went to National Merit Scholar, Jack Tamposi. As a National Merit Finalist, Tamposi is in the top 1 percent of all students in the country. Francis Torralba received the 2012 Humanitarian Award. Torralba initiated the Page of Hope program to ship textbooks and novels to the Philippines, his birthplace. Next Generation Professionals, the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the Chronicle thank the generous sponsors of this education awards celebration: Kumon Math & Reading Center; M&B Products Inc.; Nature Coast Friends of the Blues Inc.; Citrus Memorial Health System; Ginger & Nick Bryant; Law Office Deutschman & Zakaria; Ted Williams Museum; Thomas & Thomasine Kennedy; Nick Nicholas Ford Inc.; Citrus County School Board; Don Ross Roofing Inc.; Virgilio Insurance Services; and Neale Brennan. The group of seniors honored at Golden Citrus Scholar 2012 Awards for their academic and personal accomplishments and contributions.

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head above water without having a respected writer now telling customers not to put any money down with the contractor. J.W., Reading, Pa. DEAR J.W.: I dont disagree with many of the points you have made, and there are certainly many unreasonable people who want changes made without paying the contractor additional monies. All too often, a contractor who is well-intentioned gets into financial trouble, which results in the homeowner getting stuck. If materials are delivered to my property that the contractor has ordered and that are charged to the contractors account, and then the contractor doesnt pay, guess who the supplier will come after? The supplier can file a mechanics lien on my property for something I didnt benefit from since Ive already paid the contractor. Im not going to let that happen. In my life what I have done and Ive never been turned down is offer to deposit with my attorney the sum I ordinarily would give the contractor, to be turned over to the contractor once he meets all of his responsibilities. If the contractor can provide a letter from his supplier holding me harmless as to any materials delivered to my property, that is acceptable as well. Its a tough world out there, and I am sympathetic to your problems. However, it is my responsibility to make sure my readers protect themselves. DEAR BRUCE: Last year, I was charged with trespass at a small commercial property in the town where I live (about 10,000 residents). I did not commit the trespass, but some workers lied to local police regarding my whereabouts. I was arrested and taken to jail. A public defender has been assigned to my case. The prosecutor is offering a diversion, for which I would pay $329. My defender recommends this route, but I feel this is simply so he can get my case off his desk. All evidence outside of the verbal reports supports that I did not commit the trespass. Even videotape from the business proves that my actions did not match the reports the employees gave the police. I am inclined to opt for a jury trial, since the verbal reports were malicious and since the videotape backs up my story. However, local police are urging the prosecutor to pursue the charge, which I believe is because of my activism regarding workplace racism and sexual harassment in my small town. I realize that if I lose a trial, I could serve time, and I suppose the conviction would also follow me on my credit report. Since I am divorced, I can only assume a conviction would not help me in matters of family law. However, Im innocent and am not too interested in simply making a deal over false charges. Any advice? Reader, via email DEAR READER: I can understand your frustration, as I was in that circumstance myself many years ago the difference being that I was not entitled to a public defender. You say you are tempted to go to court, and I can understand how some police may have prejudice against you for your activism. That is always a possibility when you take a public position on matters of controversy. You believe the public defender just wants to clear his desk, which may or may not be true, but the reality is that copping the plea is likely the way to go. Youre worried about your credit if you agree to diversion. What do you suppose a conviction is going to do for your credit? I know its wonderful to fantasize about matters of principle, but once you get into this, you could possibly serve time. You suppose a conviction would follow you? You can bet your life it would. I suggest you beg or borrow the $329 for the diversion. Swallow hard, stay away from that piece of property and get on with your life. DEAR BRUCE: I have been a reader of yours for a few years now, and I truly appreciate your advice regarding so many different situations. I am 44 years old with 25 years in state government. I am eligible to retire at the end of November 2012 at 75 percent of my averaged income. Through our public retirement fund, we have three options: (1) collecting 75 percent throughout my life; (2) collecting about $245 less per month, but after my demise, my daughter, who will be 9 years old upon my retirement, would receive 100 percent throughout her life; and (3) collecting $123 less per month, but my daughter would get 50 percent upon my demise throughout her life. Which option do you suggest would work out better in the long run? I am a single parent who does not receive any type of support, but I am in the process of getting an order through the courts at least for Social Security benefits of the noncustodial parent should anything happen to him. My retirement is not a lot, but I figure it would be better to retire at 75 percent and look for a part-time job in order to get two paychecks instead of one. We are not allowed to doubledip, so going back into state, city or county government is not an option once I retire. Reader in Santa Fe, N.M. DEAR READER: If youre 44 and eligible for a lifetime pension of 75 percent of your average income, thats a heck of a deal. Youre concerned about your daughter, and I can appreciate that. But giving up a chunk of the pension so that your daughter would have a lifetime annuity is, in my opinion, a foolish maneuver unless she is in some way incapacitated. Instead, you could take the full 75 percent and buy a term life insurance policy for, say, the next 15 years, which takes your daughter into her 20s. At that point, you could continue to pay for the policy or let it drop. She would not need life insurance from you any longer. Dont penalize yourself. Collect the full pension and buy a modest term policy to take care of her, just in case. You can buy a lot of insurance with that $245. DEAR BRUCE: I have a broker trying to talk me into rolling my IRA into a gold and silver proofs IRA. He says its for preservation value and claims its a hedge against inflation and poor market climate. Do you know anything about the company this broker works for (name withheld)? Im currently invested with another company for my IRA. Im 66 years old. J.H., via email DEAR J.H.: As most of my readers know, I am not a strong advocate of investing in metals. If I were investing in metals, I would be far more comfortable investing in metal-producing companies as contrasted with the metals themselves. As Im sure you know, proof sets and the like can increase and decrease substantially in value. There are costs involved in converting them into cash, and its not an instantaneous proposition as it is in listed stocks. Right now theres a high interest in gold and, to a lesser degree, silver and platinum. In my view, you are better off to keep your IRA in more conventional investments. I see no reason to comment on the particular company you mentioned. I can in no way endorse what it is doing, and I think it would be inappropriate to specifically cite it. This is not a criticism of that particular company. 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 can now be heard 24/7 via iTunes and at www.taeradio.com.B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 D5 000B376 000BIB7Happy Birthday CITRUSCOUNTY!Come and join us on Saturday June 2nd for the Celebration of two major birthdays! Opening Ceremonies at 10:00am West steps of Historic Courthouse. Birthday Cake and Treats will be served following in the Museum Meet Robert Butler Highwaymen Artist, who created a painting of the 1912 Citrus County Courthouse, over 25 years ago. Former Inverness Primary School Students will open a time capsule from 25 years ago. Along with Many, Many More FunActivities.One Courthouse Square Inverness, FL For More Information, Please Call (352) 341-6436 or (352) 341-6427 000BIBD Soon after arriving at Harvard in 2003, Zuckerberg created a site called Coursematch that allowed students to choose classes by showing what their classmates were doing. Then, in the fall of his sophomore year, he hacked into the online facebooks of Harvards residential halls to create Facemash, a site that encouraged students to rank their classmates looks. The universitys Administrative Board called him in for a hearing, but let him remain at the school. In early 2004, former classmates said, the normally sociable Zuckerberg all but vanished for a week, emerging from his room to urge his friends to join a new creation called The Facebook. Stephanie Camaglia Reznick, then a freshman at Harvard who was the 92nd to sign up, said Zuckerberg quickly gained notoriety. She recalled when, arriving for the first day of a discussion group for an introductory psychology class, eyebrows went up when Zuckerbergs turn came to introduce himself. Someone said, Great, youre the Facebook guy! And he was so embarrassed, says Reznick, now a medical student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He really played it down. Classmate James Oliver recalls a conversation in the dorm soon after, when Zuckerberg he and others still refer to him as Zuck explained that he had worked to launch Facebook quickly to show up a Harvard administrator who had said a university-wide online directory would take two years to create. By the end of the semester, Facebook had nearly 160,000 users. But three fellow Harvard students quickly took issue with Zuckerbergs creation. Identical twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and friend Divya Narendra said they had hired Zuckerberg to write computer code for their own social networking site in November 2003, and he had stolen their idea. The dispute over Facebooks beginnings which the company settled by paying the trio $65 million is far from unique. Being first is heavily overrated in the technology space because all really good ideas end up being collaborative. ... Its the execution that matters, said Paul Saffo, of the San Francisco analysis firm Discern. In the summer after his sophomore year, Zuckerberg left Harvard for a rented house in Silicon Valley to build Facebook, expanding it to other campuses and then across the globe with venture funding from Peter Thiel, one of the founders of PayPal. Each time it seemed to plateau, Zuckerberg revamped it to create new utility and sources of entertainment. He turned down an offer from Yahoo! to buy the company for $1 billion. As it has grown into a phenomenon, Facebook has repeatedly sparked privacy concerns from critics about its push to get users to reveal more personal information. But Zuckerberg, the face of Facebook, has offered up relatively little about himself. The bubble was breached in 2007 when 02138, a now defunct magazine for Harvard alumni, published a lengthy story about the dispute over Facebooks beginnings. The magazine obtained court files that were supposed to be sealed and posted documents on its website, including Zuckerbergs application to Harvard and long-ago postings from his online journal. Richard Bradley, the executive editor of the magazine, said the documents revealed details including Zuckerbergs Social Security number and financial data from Facebooks first year. Facebook sued, seeking a court order to have the documents removed. They shed some insight into Zuckerberg which he clearly did not want people to see, Bradley said. Our lawyer conveyed to us the strong sense from his communication with Facebooks law firm that Facebooks lawyers were not entirely enthusiastic about pursuing this litigation, but that Zuckerberg himself was livid. Facebooks request was denied and the documents circulated freely on the Web, with little other information available to counter the portrait of Zuckerberg they offered. Some of those who know him say the perceptions are misguided. Rather than being some kind of anti-social genius, his success was based on the fact he liked people and was well liked, they say. Kirkpatrick, who wrote the book on Facebook, said Zuckerbergs true genius is understanding how, in a new age, people and computers can interact. Zuckerberg thought, I want to take the fact that transparency and sharing are the future, he said, and build technology that takes that for granted. MONEY Continued from Page D1 The quality rating system is based on a combination of 11 National Quality Forum endorsed Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery process and outcomes measures. This rating reflects the commitment of our cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Dr. Peter Yung Kim, and the large number of supporting specialists in cardiac care to providing the highest level of excellence in surgical care for patients at Citrus Memorial Health System, said Citrus Memorial CEO Ryan Beaty. The team should be commended for continually delivering high-quality care that Citrus County residents can be proud of. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 5,800 surgeons, researchers and allied health professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research and advocacy. 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. Visit www.citrusmh.com. 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 held at the Workforce Connection Center at 1103 E. Inverness Blvd., Inverness and Levy County workshops take place at the Levy County Center at 109 N.W. 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 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 29 at 1:15 p.m. in Inverness and 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 rsum 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 Nail that Interview, Employ Florida Marketplace Essentials and Optimal Resum workshop May 31 beginning at 8:15 a.m. in Ocala. Nail that Interview is also 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 is set for 3:30 p.m. May 22 in Chiefland. To register for any of the workshops, call 352-291-9552 or 800-434JOBS, ext. 1410, or sign up online at https://www.timecenter.com/ wcworkshops. DIGEST Continued from Page D2 PUBLIC Continued from Page D1

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A LEX V EIGA AP Business WriterLOS ANGELES Newlyweds and couples moving toward marriage, take note. Love, as it turns out, is not all you need. Not if your goal is to avoid the No. 1 reason marriages end in divorce: Money problems. Everyone knows, or should know, this. But love and a reluctance to take a hard look at our own financial habits, often keep us from seeing, much less confronting, potential financial troubles in a relationship. Failing to do so, however, can lead to serious post-wedding day troubles. Mature, responsible conversations about money are a sign of a marriage thats going to be healthy and wonderful and enduring, says Brooke Salvini, a certified financial planner based in San Louis Obispo, Calif. If you cant talk about money when you are dating, that is a red flag right there. To get the conversation rolling, here are seven steps experts recommend to steer clear of potential marital money troubles: 1. DISCLOSE FINANCIAL RECORDS Before corporations merge they go through a period when both sides get a close look at each others financial records. Take the same approach before you get hitched. Swap statements for your bank accounts, credit cards, student loans, retirement accounts and so on. Also share credit reports and FICO scores. Not only can you start to put together a balance sheet of what the two of you own and what your debts are, you can start to discuss do we want to combine our checking account? says Salvini. 2. DISCUSS FINANCIAL GOALS A huge part of getting in sync with your spouse begins with discussing major life goals and the necessary financial commitments. Discuss short-term goals, such as paying off credit card debt, and then craft a budget that sets you clearly on a path toward your goals. 3. BUDGET YOUR SPENDING Failing to create and stick to a mutually agreed upon budget can lead to marital strife. It doesnt have to be complicated, though. Start off by listing monthly income. Be sure to add in interest earned on money-market accounts and dividends from any investments. Then add up expenses, everything from car payments, rent, to groceries, gym membership and utilities. If youre making more than you spend each month, you can begin planning how to set aside money for long-term financial goals. If not, time to consider ways to cut spending. 4. TREAT YOUR MONEY AS OUR MONEY Many newlyweds continue to see the money they earn individually as their own, much like if they might merely be roommates. They keep separate bank accounts and pitch in, perhaps equally, or not, to paying bills. But that can lead to problems, especially if one spouse earns a lot more than the other, says Anthony Chambers, a clinical psychologist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. If both spouses work, he suggests they arrange for their paychecks to be deposited directly into a joint account thats used to pay all shared expenses. If they feel they need to have some of their own play money in a separate account, thats fine. But Chambers says the funds should come from the joint account so both spouses know where the money is going. 5. KEEP CREDIT CARDS SEPARATE Its not necessary to make your spouse a joint accountholder on your credit cards, especially if he or she has a poor credit history, which can drag down your own credit rating. Instead, make your spouse an authorized user of your credit cards. This will avoid any potential impact to your credit rating. As a safeguard, authorized users are also able to check account balances and track spending on the card. 6. DONT SPLIT COSTS 50-50 In marriage as in most other scenarios, money is power. Although splitting household costs down the middle may work early on in a relationship, it can breed resentment in a marriage when one spouse makes a lot more money than the other. It also can foster a sense that the person who pays more should have more say in financial matters. Very few things in marriage are exactly 50-50, says Chambers. And that can really start to bring up all of these other issues of fairness. Still, even if costs arent split down the middle, its important that each spouse hold equal say in making money decisions. 7. TALK ABOUT SPENDING Even after youve reviewed all the financial paperwork, sometimes its even more important to find out how your spending habits match up. Often those habits are developed early and are entrenched. One person might have grown up in a family that counted every penny. Another might part far more easily with money because shopping became a hobby. Beyond how much someone likes to spend, there are potential conflicts over what we see as a must-have. Even small differences can become wedge issues later on. The central task of marriage is the management of differences, says Chambers. So you want to be able to know early on what those differences are. D6 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE B USINESS Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time! TO ADVERTISE CALL:352-563-5966 OR PLACE YOUR AD ONLINE ATwww.chronicleonline.comCONNECTING THE RIGHT BUYERS WITH YOUR MESSAGE BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. CLOSED SATURDAY/SUNDAY WE GLADLY ACCEPTPublication Days/Deadlines Chronicle / Daily.......................................1 PM, Daily Homefront / Sunday............................. ....3 PM, Friday Chronicle / Sunday............... ....................4 PM, Friday Chronicle / Monday..................................4 PM, Friday Sumter County Times / Thursday. ..............11 AM, T uesday Riverland News / Thursday. ................. .....2 PM, Monday South Marion Citizen / Friday....................4 PM, Tuesday West Marion Messenger / Wednesday.......4 PM, Friday 0008KWF Page C3 Professional Organist/Choir DirectorFor Episcopal Church (Anglican) in Crystal River, Call 628-0236 SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR New Horizons Village, a residential care facility for developmentally disabled adults, is currently seeking a full time Social Services Director. Preferred competencies: BSW degree in Social Work. Two years experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Experience with Medicaid, Social Security and guardianships. Strong verbal & written communication skills. Significant experience with Word & Excel applications. Mandatory criminal background investigation & reference inquiry. Ability to pass a post-offer physical exam & drug test. New Horizons Village offers: Competitive wages, health benefits & a tobacco-free campus.To be considered, please complete an application at 1275 N. Rainbow Loop, Lecanto, FL 34461, (352) 746-3262 or e-mail your resume to lois@newhorizons village.us Medical Granny Nannies CNAS & HHAS, Needed Immediately. Must be Certified. (352) 794-3811 Medical Receptionist primary care clinic some exp. required (352) 637-6300 RN Parttime, Thurs. & Fri. 7am-3p At Endoscopy Center, Fax Resme to: 352-563-2961 RN/CNA/HHA Immediate Need competitive pay rates INTERIM HEALTH CARE (352) 637-3111 Professional BB&T Relationship Banker Relationship Banker Seeking candidate for our Inverness office with bank sales/customer service experience to initiate, develop, and manage relationships. Previous sales background preferred along with excellent telephone, interpersonal/communication skills. Please apply on line, www.bbt.com. EOE/AA/D/V, Drug Free Workplace CASA PROGRAM MANAGER qualification at www.casafl.org send resume to PO Box 205 Inverness Fl 34451 .....by 5/28 Medical MEDICAL ASSIST. Full time Position for Front/Back Office, Phlebotomy exper., for FP Office by CMH. FAX RESUME: (352) 726-2808 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANTCNA or above certification 5 days wk, 10 hr. days salary + housing allowance, + matching annuity contributions. Send Resumes to Citrus County Chronicle Blind Box 1780M 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River Fl. 34429 RN Field Staff SIGN ON BONUS Needed for a busy Home Health Agency Higher pay per visit than most agencies. Excellent benefit package. Home Health experience preferred but willing to train. Fax or e-mail resume to Patricia Goya. Hr@homeadvantage hc.com Fax: 352-245-3509. lic#HHA299991526. EEO/Drug-Free work place 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 #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) HOME HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Rapidly expanding home health company, Village Home Care is seeking additional staffing Citrus County, The Villages and Ocala. These individuals must have experience in Medicare Home Health. Full time and part time positions are available for RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants. Please respond by email: plarkin@villagehomecare.org or fax: 352-390-6559 Hospital RNs Needed MS/Tele ICU ER Float www. nurse-temps.com 352-344-9828 Announcements A DVERTISE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!! Call now to grow your business. Get your classified ad in 119 newspapers with one order. Advertising Networks of Florida. 866-742-1373 Personals Not Looking for Someone just trying to help people.Bored, Lonely, Need Answers, Call someone who cares 24-7 (352) 464-2390 Situations Wanted Are you alone? In your 90s May I be your phone pal. No cost just one who listens please send me your name & number & I will contact you. Send to Chronicle 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd Blind Box 1779 P Crystal RIver, Fl 3442 9 Personal/ Beauty HAIR STYLIST Fulltime $500 Cash Bonus after 90 days CallSue 352-628-0630 Domestic Disable Vetneeds trustworthy, honest person to help with reminding of meds Live in-Room & Board Call to discuss position (352) 220-3983 Lost Lost Cat In Pine Ridge Large female, gray & white Maine coon Call 527-9448 Lost Cat, small male Coon Mix in vicinity Almont Pl. & Sandree Dr. Medical Issues need to find ASAP Citrus Springs (352) 613-3894 Lost Gray & White Cockatiel w/ yellow crown,. Lost on May 4, Area Walden Woods Rt. 98 & 19 (352) 382-7882, Cell (352) 601-5168 LOST WHITE Female Cat, No Tail Crystal Hills Mini Farms/Beverly Hills Call (352) 419-9080 Lost: Gray-silver color Flash Drive with a long navy blue tether cord. Lost on the Lecanto campus of CFCC, or in Chassahowitzka. I would be most grateful for its return. Thank you. 352-566-7824 or 352-302-4466. REWARD Utility Trailer like new, EZ pull, metal sides, 61/2 widex12 lng. dove tail, drop gate. 352-634-0496 Found A PIECE OF JEWELRY found out side Walgreens Homosassa must call to ID (813) 245-3968 Free Services $$ TOP DOLLAR $$ Paid for Junk Vehicles,J.W. 352-228-9645 $$ CASH PAID $$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 5 Kittens playful, great w/ kids.3 org,1 grey & 1 calico 2 have 6 toes 352-419-6199 FREE KITTENS (352) 860-0964 Free to good home 4 yr old boxer Mix spayed female, all shots. great with children great behavor (352) 794-3989 KEEPyour used auto parts in Citrus Co. Dales Auto Parts. & Savage Pays top $$$. 352-628-4144 My Owners have left me. Im a cute cuddly Cat, spayed and love children. Please rescue me (352) 419-7681 (352) 637-1173 taking all donations purses,shoes kidsand baby stuff,furniture of all kinds,ect please call jamie at 586-9754 thank you Good Things to Eat NOW OPEN SWEET CORN @ BELLAMY GROVE 1.5 mi. E. from Hwy 41 on Eden Dr., Inv. Catelopes, Squash & Watermelon 8:30-6p, 352-726-6378 Todays New Ads BAITSHOP HELP Must know about fishing. (352) 465-2755 CHEVY 2000 Lumina 4dr, sedan,exc. cond.depenable 64k mi. $4600 352-212-7762 HOMOSASSA 3/2/2 House fenced yard $850 3/2 BIG DW on 1 acre $750. More available CALL Nancy J. Wilson 352-422-4137 Waybright Real Estate, Inc. INVERNESS 2/2/1 New paint & flooring $675 mo. Inclds. trash, 352-637-0765, 352-267-9941 Free Services $$ CASH PAID $$ For Junk or wrecked Cars/Trucks, $300 & UP $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ Chronicle Connection SWF, looking for adventurous SWM 45-65 ,non smoker, financially stable to share varied interest, I.E. golf, theater, music, travel & all lifes exciting adventures Reply to Citrus Chronicle 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd Blind Box 1778 M Crystal River, Fl 34429 Happy Notes THANK YOU To all my Sons & Daughter in laws Relatives & Friends Total of 50-60For the cards and 90th Surprise Party. It meant so much to me, more than words can express.With Love,Dad, Grand Dad & Great Grand DadGene Meahl Need a JOB? www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Employment source is... 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 Avoiding marriages No. 1 pitfall: Money troubles Associated Press A North Korean bride and groom are photographed with family Tuesday at Kyonghung marriage restaurant where they will host a wed ding party in Pyongyang, North Korea. Swap statements for your bank accounts, credit cards, student loans, retirement accounts and so on.

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S UNDAY,M AY 20,2012D 7 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 0 0 0 A T I C POOL REPAIRS POOL-TEC R 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 422-6956 STATE LICENSE #CPC051584 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros PaintingInterior & Exterior PressureWashing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist000B34Q BATH REMODELING BATHFITTER000B6SU 1-866-585-8827 BATHFITTER.COMOne Day Bath RemodelingIn Just One Day,We will Install A Beautiful New Bathtub or Shower Right Over Your Old One!!! Tub to Shower Conversions Too!!!Call now for a FREE In-Home Estimate 000B7OZ When mopping isnt enough call... 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ELECTRICAL REPAIR 352-621-1248 Thomas Electric, LLC Residential/Commercial ServiceGenerac Centurion Guardian Generators Factory Authorized Technicians ER0015377 Stand Alone Generator000BHJR POOLS/PAVERS Lic. & Insured CPC1456565 352-400-3188YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALISTBuild your new pool now and be ready for next summer! Refinish your pool during the cooler months. 000BI8C Copes Pool & Pavers COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC Tree Service A TREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est.(352)860-1452 DAVIDS TREE SERVICE (352) 302-5641 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 & Tree 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! Services Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Sod SPRINKLER, SOD & LANDSCAPE If its Broken or Ugly we can fix it! 212-2596 Sprinklers/ Irrigation SPRINKLER, SOD & LANDSCAPE If its Broken or Ugly we can fix it! 212-2596 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 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 Landscaping SPRINKLER, SOD & LANDSCAPE If its Broken or Ugly we can fix it! 212-2596 Lawn Care A + LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING Affordable & Reliable (352) 228-0421 AFFORDABLE Lawn care CUTS STARTING AT $20 WE DO IT ALL!!! CALL 352-228-7320 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-Tr ee-Hedge trim-mulch-haul-press cleaning, 352-220-6761 ZIEGLERS LAWN (Lic/Ins) Guality Dependable Service 628-9848 or 634-0554 Lawnmower Repair ATYOUR HOMEMower, Parts Service & Repair Visit our store@ 1332 SE Hy 19 220 4244 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 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 Cleaning Team Reasonable Rates. Stacy 527-2279 MAID TO ORDER House Cleaning (352) 586-9125 have vacuum will travel 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 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 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 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 FA THER & 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 BRIGHT ELECTRICAL Res./Comm. Lic & Ins. $5O.hr.EC0001303 352-302-2366 CREATION ELECTRIC: Full service contractor. Residential & comm. specialist. Service changes, lrg or sm repairs, & more. Lic/Ins. EC13001722 352-427-4216. DUN-RITE Elect since / Free Est. licEC 13002699 352-726-2907 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 CARETAKER to prepare meals transport to store or Dr.appts (352) 344-9171 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 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips 000BHSF LOVE HONDA NOW HIRING FULL-TIME POSITIONS APPLY IN PERSON2219 South Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa on US 19 between Homosassa & Crystal River 352-628-4600 Internet Manager Service Manager Service Writer F&I Manager Sales Person Technicians EOE / DRUG FREE WORKPLACE B ENEFITSP ACKAGE Clean Driving Record Prefer Experienced, But Will Hire The Right Candidate. Furniture 36 ROUND CAFETERIA STYLE TABLE Like New Rugged Yellow Formica Top Sturdy Steel Pedestal $65 727-463-4411 Arch Style Curio-Picture Display Stand 7ft High, 5ft wide, 16inch deep, 8 glass, 3 wood shelves, $60 (352) 564-9336 Ashley Tiled/wood tables, DR w/6 chrs, LR coffee, sofa, 2 end tables $1200..Ent center & long dresser $150. (352) 364-1164 Brown Recliner $100 Green Recliner $75 (352) 220-2715 Bunk Beds LIKE NEW/ MINT COND light oak wood, incls ladder bunkie boards & mattresss $250 (352) 586-8713 Couch & love seat leather blend, tan$350 Stone base glass top dining table w/4 parson chrs $350 SMWs(352) 422-6329 DESK SECRETARY OLD mahagony needs refinishing or paint $25. 352-270-3909 DINING ROOM TABLE 42 round solid wood, pedestal legs, 4 chairs $250 (352) 726-1059 DRESSERS (TWO) particle board medium oak color $15. ea 352-270-3909 DUAL RECLINING SOFA 88 L moss green w/ 54x36 glass top coffee table 2 yr old like new $350 (352) 503-5470 Entertainment center/armoire light wood, 40x82 $250. (352) 382-1885 Furniture for Sale Complete Living Room Outfit Sofa, Love seat, end tables & lamps $650obo (386)956-8128 (716) 307-6358 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 KING MATTRESS SET Very clean $250.00 352-257-5722 for details LIFT RECLINING CHAIR Brown, Like New $250 (352) 341-4313 Office Furniture PREOWNED FILE CABINET2 Drawer Lateral Commercial Metal Graphite Color $45 727-463-4411 Tools CRAFTSMAN TOOLBOX on wheels, 10 drawers, underneath storage, $120 (352) 726-1059 TVs/Stereos 52IN. FLOOR MODEL TV free (doesnt work) 1508-314-4660 Sony CD/DVD Player, Home theater system w/ 5 speakers and woofer, $350 (352) 341-1899 Computers/ Video COMPUTER MONITOR 15 Flat Screen $25 727-463-4411 Computer, Like New Win.7, 250 GB HD, 2GB Ram, dual core, delivered and set up $399 (352) 249-7670 DIESTLER COMPUTER New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Outdoor Furniture PATIO SWING Steel, Heavy Duty3 seater, canopy, cushions inc. $200 8 PC PATIO SET steel, rnd tble, 4 swivel chairs, 2 chaise lounges, side tble, cushions inc. $300 obo (352) 746-4028 Furniture 2 DOOR COMMERCIAL METALSTORAGE CABINET50x36x18 4 Shelves Door Lock and Key $75 727-463-4411 4 PARSONS CHAIRS off white fabric $25.00 each 352-422-6329 2-LAZBOYRECLINERS Red leather. Like new. $500.00 for the pair 352-257-5722 for details ANTIQUE CHAIR has ornate wooden legs & arms.Fabric seat & backfloral. Great condition! $100 OBO. Contact Debra (352)527-9999 Collectibles 1918 JENNYSTAMP GREATCOND-100.00 O/B/O Linda 341-4449 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details 352-563-5966 Appliances Amana Refrigerator freezer on bottom & ice maker, almond, $200 obo (352) 465-9015 Chest Freezer, GE, 15cu ft. Excel. Condition $200. 352-746-4062 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 Ten Quart Globe Mixer w/cabinet & attachments, New cost $4500 sell for $2100 (352) 419-7386 WASHER OR DRYER $135.00 Each. Reliable,clean, like new, excellent condition. Can deliver 352 263-7398 Office Furniture COMPUTER DESK Formica Top 36x24 with 2 Drawer File Cabinet Attached $25 727-463-4411 LATERALFILE CABINET 3 Drawer Commercial Metal PreOwned 40x36x18 $85 727-463-4411 Career Opportunities #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) Financial Opportunity for fulltime professional.Must have accounting degree or equivalent & proficient in computers and spreadsheets. Able to multi-task & communicate well with others. FAX RESUME TO 352-746-9033 Schools/ Instruction #1 AffordableCNA Prep Course CPR-AED-Free Book Am & PM classes getyour cna.com 352-341-PREP (7737) NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2012 CLASSES BARBER COSMETOLOGY F ACIAL FULL SPECIAL TY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING MANICURE/Nail Ext MASSAGE THERAPY BENES International School of Beauty NEW PORT RICHEY /SPRING HILL 727-848-8415 352-263-2744 Business Opportunities 12 ACRES PRIME REAL ESTATE 8 MOBILE HOMES Good Income Some owner finan. (352) 212-6182 Storage GARDEN/STORAGE SHED 7x10Rubbermaid. 2 sky lights,dbl.front doors.$500 Firm 352-563-1519 General Help Key Training Center hosts JOB FAIRWed. 5/30/12 10:00a:00p At Business Office located @ 5399 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto. Applications & interviews on site. Residential Aides, Resident Manager Assistants, Instructor Assistants needed. POOL SERVICE TECHNICIAN Exp. requested but not necessary. Will train, must have good driving record senior citizens welcome. Apply in person. Mon-Fri 8am-3pm.1233 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. 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. SHERRYS SALONaccepting apps for nail techs, stylists w/ clients. Willing to help promote your business. pls call (352)341-2577 SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/serv, will train, conditions apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP! 352-508-4577 Part-time Help BAITSHOP HELP Must know about fishing. (352) 465-2755 Career Opportunities A Few Pro Drivers Needed Top Pay & 401k, 2 Mo. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782www.me ltontruck.com/ drive Trades/ Skills Service Plumber Needed, Valid DL, DFWP, Level 2 background check (352) 726-5601 General Help 25 Driver Trainees Needed Now! at Schneider National Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training! Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 CAREGIVERS NEEDED All Shifts No Exp. Neccessary Apply At HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE 4224 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto Helpers for Aluminium Co. No exp. necc. will train, Clean Driver lic F/T work, contact office for application 352-382-1381 LIFEGUARD Announcement # 12-25 Skilled duties lifeguarding at Bicentennial Park Pool and Central Ridge Pool. Assist with swim lessons, teaching, marketing and registration. WILL NOT TRAIN Must possess and maintain current Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications. Must possess a valid Florida Driver License. Full time. $9.99 hourly. Excellent benefits. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: visit our website at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us You can also visit one of the local Libraries or the Human Resources Department 3600 W Sovereign Path, Suite 178, Lecanto, FL 34461 to apply online. This position is open until filled. EOE/ADA. Trades/ Skills Drivers Regional Refrigerated& Dry Van Freight. Annual Salary $45k to $60k. Flexible hometime. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com Local Tower Service Co. Looking for individuals capable of ascending broadcast towers to service lights. Electrical experience preferred, will train. Travel required throughout Southeast. Company vehicle and hotel provided. Excellent pay, per diem, bonus and benefits. Background check performed and clean FL drivers license required. Apply in person at Hilights Inc. 4177 N. Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL. 352-564-8830 NEW TO TRUCKING? Your new career starts now! *0 Tuition Cost*No Credit Check* Great Pay & Benefits, Short employment commitment required call (866)297-8916 www.joinCRST .com The Citrus County Chronicle has an immediate opening for a full time position in its night time packaging department. The successful applicant must have computer skills, mechanical aptitude and the ability to work at a fast pace in a high-production environment. The position works nights and weekends. Email resumes to marnold@ chronicleonline.com or fax to (352) 563-5665 or stop by the Meadowcrest office, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, Fl. and fill out an application. Sales Help Now Hiring Entry-level to Mgmt. Exp. Not reqd. Training provided. Benefit package offered. $600-$850/wk. Call Ashley 352-436-4460 Sales People Needed Citrus & Herando Co. Apply in Person 777 N E 5th St. Hwy 44 American Trading Post Plaza Mon thru. Fri. 12Noon-3pm Trades/ Skills DECCA CABLE is looking for a CableTechnicianCandidate should possess strong technical ability in all areas of CATV. On-Call duty required and valid FL drivers license with good driving record. Apply at Oak Run SR200/110th Street Ocala or call 352-854-6557X13 EEO/DFWP Sales Help Career Opportunity No Exp. needed, will train.Strong personal skill req. (352)410-6927 Pre-Owned Salesperson/ Internet Sales We are looking for 1 additional Experienced Pre-Owned Salesperson to add to our sales force. You will handle floor traffic as well as internet leads on the computer. Our pre-owned inventory exceeds 300 units posted on AutoTrader. Sub-Prime experience will be a plus. We have been in business for over 30 years. Guaranteed weekly draw. Email Resume to: service @wrrholdings.com

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D8 S UNDAY,M AY 20,2012 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 915-0520 F/SUCRN ITB 12-4 PUBLIC NOTICE COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 3001 SW College Road, Ocala FL. 34474 Invitation to Bid (ITB) ITB 12-4: Appleton Museum Staircase The College of Central Florida is seeking competitive bids from qualified sources to provide for the removal of two existing escalators, as well as install two new stairs in the Main Lobby of the Appleton Museum of Art on SR 40 in Ocala, Florida. The completed work shall include new travertine wall and floor panels to specifically match the existing panels, and new granite floor tile to specifically match the existing floor tile. The work shall also include the installation of glass panel guard rails, brass handrails and guardrails, painted drywall ceilings, pumped concrete and compacted fill, and saw-cutting and removal of existing concrete slabs. For Solicitation Inquiries and copies: Stewart E. Trautman Jr., Director of Purchasing (352) 854-2322 Extension 1227 ITB 12 4 Mandatory Pr e Bid Confer ence will be held on : Date: Tuesday May 22, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Appleton Museum of Art, Classroom 105 ITB 12 4 Bids will be accepted until : Date: Thursday June 7, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM Location: CF Ocala Campus, Purchasing Department Founders Hall, Building 1, Room 101 ITB 12 4 Bids will be publicly opened on : Date: Thursday June 7, 2012 Time: 2:01 PM Location: CF Ocala Campus, Purchasing Department Founders Hall, Building 1, Room 101 An Equal Opportunity College May 11, 18 and 20, 2012. Bid Notices Bid Notices Bid Notices 347-0520 SUCRN Elig. To Vote-House Jr, Ortiz, Williams, Johnson PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the following, at last known address: Samuel House, Jr. Jose D. Mejias-Ortiz Andrew M. Williams 952 NE 8th Ave. 1741 N Monte Cruz Pt 9246 E Sweetwater Dr Crystal River, FL 34428 Hernando, FL 34442 Inverness, FL 34450 Scott E. Johnson 6719 W Pershing Dr Homosassa, FL 34448 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 20, 2012. 348-0520 SUCRN Order to Demolish, Resinger PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACTION : ORDER TO DEMOLISH CASE NUMBER: 117182 Description of property: AK: 1134064 and legally described as VILLA TER UNIT 10 OF HOMOSASSA LOT 6 BLK 333 PATRICIA RESINGER 6734 W ARLINGTON PL, HOMOSASSA, FL On January 9, 2012, an order was issued by the Citrus County Certified Building Official to demolishthe structure(s)on the property located at: 6734 W. Arlington Pl.; Homosassa, FL. If the property owner(s) fail to comply with this order, the Code Compliance Division will issue a work order to abate the nuisance condition. Any person(s) having a legal interest in this property may contact the Code ComplianceOffice within 30 days of this publication. Board of County Commissioners, Dept. of Development Services, Code Compliance Division, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL. 352-527-5350.If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD telephone (352) 341-6580. May 20, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Trucks FORD F150 Lariat, super crew 5.4, 52K mi., Extras, hard roll top $17K 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 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 CHEVROLET 2009 Tahoe LTZ 4WD, 29,700 miles, white, leather, DVD, navigation, sunroof, warranty, excellent condition, $12700, ppeo@netscape.com NISSAN Xterra, extra clean automatic,, nice tires, runs excel. $4,950. DLR. (352) 257-4251 SUZUKI Grand Vitor black, V6, excel. cond. plus new tires $7,500 (352) 382-4912 Vans CHRYSLER2005 Town &Country White T&C van good condition good tires 51,000 miles $6,500.00 (352)270-7420 DODGE Caravan, 7 pass. 4 whl drive draw tight trailer hitch, all service records V6, 25mpg. $2000 (352) 564-2756 Motorcycles CAN-AM Low miles, less than 1,700 mi, red & black, $13,000 firm(352) 564-0130 or 634-0883 Harley Road King, black, lots of chrome & extras gar.kept $11,000 obo (352) 344-9810 Harley Davidson 03, Super Road King, fuel inj. $48K up grades wreceipts, too much to list $8800 (727) 207-1619 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, runs great, $10,500 obo + Mens ridng rear avail (352) 601 4722 HARLEY DAVIDSON08 Night Train, flat blk, 11,500 mis. lots of extras $14K obo Jeff (407) 712-0803 Harley Davidson 09 Sportster 1200 L, mint cond. 800 miles, dark red, windshield, sissy bar, $6500 obo (352) 503-6525 Harley Davidson 2011 street glide, Xtras, ext. warranty, 2200. miles $19,50 0 (352) 465-3668 HONDA 250 Rebel, 2K mi., and Extras $2,000 (352) 613-5240 KAWASKI 2010Vulcan 900 LT 1 owner, mint cond $$$$ in extras $6950 obo (352) 697-2760 SUZUKI Boulevard C-50T, 1 owner, only 4K mi., $5,000. Inverness 352-484-9853 Cars HONDA 2008 Civic LX sedan, auto drive, mileage 18,650 $13,500 (352) 726-2645 MERCEDES S420, blue book $11,500 sell $10K FIRM 1729 W. Gulf to lake Hwy, Lecanto MERCURY2001 Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan. Very Good Condition. 115,000 miles. A/C. Non-smoker. Cloth interior. All scheduled maintenance kept on car with paperwork. Asking $3900.00 Please call 757-401-0613 MERCURY96, Grand Marquis LS, org. paint, immaculate gold bottom w/ red carrage top. 382-9097 Mustang 03 Red Convertible, 4K chrome rims, electrically loaded!! remote door locks, trunk, panic,cold air intake, edlbrock dual exh. 6 CD change 73K milesTMU, criuse 3 5mpg. auto. Cry Riv. NEW CAR $7200 may part trade cell (727) 207-1619 NISSAN 2006 350Z Silver just turned 12k miles like new always garaged and babied. $24,000 blue book. 352 795-3957 SUBARU Legacy Outback, runs great, looks good, $1,975. 352-637-2588 or 352-201-9035 Classic Vehicles CHEVROLET Camaro, Z28 Org. 9000 miles, Pristine show car frozen in time. Loaded black/black leather Flawless rare find! $12950(352) 513-4257 CHEVY 1955 4 Door Sedan good shape, $9,000 (352) 621-1207 Mercedes Benz 89560-SL 2 tops exc. cond 58K mis. gray/gray, top rack incl $12,500 (352) 527-8288 TC by Maserati ,16 valve, 5spd, turbo, conv. hd top, 30k 1own,exc.cond$12,500 Call 352-220-3883 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details 352-563-5966 Trucks BIG SALE! Consignment USA WE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org Ford 02F150, Ext Cab, fair cond, runs good 166K mis. $6k obo 352-302-7204 Vehicles Wanted $$ CASH PAID $$ For Junk or Wrecked Cars/Trucks.$300 & UP $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot LARRYSAUTO SALES, Hwy 19... 352 564-8333 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS Any Condition Up to $500., Free Towing 352-445-3909 KEEPyour used auto parts in Citrus Co. DalesAuto Parts. & Salvage Pays top $$$ 352-628-4144 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars 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. BIG SALE! Consignment USA WE DO IT ALL! BUY-SELL-RENTCAR-TRUCK-BOAT-RV AUTOS FROM $1,500. US 19 BY AIRPORT US 44, BY NAPA Low Payments 461-4518 & 795-4440 consignmentusa.org BUICK Le Sabre Custom, Leather, Canvas Top, Chrome pkg. New Tires, Loaded, Like New, 70K $7,450 (352) 634-3806 CADILLAC 1986 COUPE DE VILLE 78,600 orig miles, exc. cond. $2500 (352) 270-8356 CADILLAC 2008 STS Red, nicely equipped, Northstar system, 30K. $22,995 352-249-7203 Camaro 97Z28, 97K mis. T-tops, exc cond. White with orang strips $8K ob o 352-302-7204 CHEVY Crysler, $600 (352) 586-6206 CHEVY Impala V6, auto, ice cold AC, non smokers 100K mi $8,500 (352) 726-3093 CHEVY 2000 Lumina 4 dr sedan excel cond. dependable 64K mi.$4,600. Call (352)212-7762 CHEVY 2000 Lumina 4dr, sedan,exc. cond.depenable 64k mi. $4600 352-212-7762 FORD Mustang GT Convertible, fully loaded, 6 CD changer, 42,700 mi, $18,000 (352) 637-2244 FORD 89 Station Wagon low miles, runs good cold air $800 (352) 697-5214 FORD TAURUS 2001AUTO 75K, new tires, brakes $4200 o/b/o One owner 352-302-9217 Boats WANTED TO BUY Pontoon Boat or Deck boat Needing Repair (352) 637-3983 WE NEED BOATSSOLDAT NO FEEWORLD WIDE INTERNET EXPOSURE 352-795-1119MercuryAuth Parts and Service US 19 Crystal River (just north of the Mall) YACHTSMAN24 Pontoon 70 HP Ev. T/T, cust. trlr, bimini top, stored inside $3500 incls all gear (231) 852-0061 Recreation Vehicles 36ft Diesel Motorhome Winnebago-Itasca Meridian, model 36g 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 08 32 3 slides, rear. kit. K bed,50amp, like new extras $31,500 (352) 726-1906 HITCHHIKER II LS 2008, 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 SEABREEZE 34 ,24K mis, Q.bed exc cond $11,500 (352) 249-7702 Trail-Liteby Revision B+ LE, 23 self contained, too much to list. 33K mis $38,500 (352) 419-6825 Campers/ Travel Trailers GULF STREAM Coach 25 ft. model 24RBL, slps upto 6 gas & elect appls & heat, shower/toliet $6,000 (352) 341-1714 I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 KZ toy haule r,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 Vehicles Wanted BIG SALE! Consignment USA consignmentusa.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 Pets HEMINGWAY KITTENS for adoption (352) 726-1006 Humane Society of Florida We have many wonderful Dogs Fully Vetted that needs loving homes Stop By 11a-4p 7 days a week 9211 S. Florida Ave. Floral City (352) 419-7900 hsflorida@ymail.com KITTENS & CATS MANYBREEDS All neutered, micro chip, tested, shots some declawed $85-$150 352-476-6832 Koi and Gold Fish FOR SALE Great Prices ALL SIZES.Call Jean(352) 634-1783 Shih-Tzu Pups, ACA 1 yr nuet 9lb male $300 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 Wanted to Buy.. small App or Paint kids safe, good in pasture w/other horses. Local number (863) 843-2495 YORKIES $450 & UP MALTESE $500. Health certs, CKC registered, home raised, come visit parents & puppies 352 212-4504,212-1258 Horses BARN MASTERS We Build..Horse Stalls Barns, Fences. Decks.. Pastures. (352) 257-5677 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 details 352-563-5966 Boats 88 BAYLINERCapri, project boat stripped hull, 85hp Force o/b, tilt/trim, trailer, wiring harness $500 352-563-5524 BENTLY20 Ft. Pontoon 60HP, Merc. 4 str. dbl. bimini, new trlr. much more. $11,500 (352) 341-4949 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 99 201 white cap C.C. 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 30 free board & more exc con d.Steal $8495 (352) 563-5628 POLAR 60HP, 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 Sporting Goods WE BUYGUNSOn Site Gun Smithing (352) 726-5238 Utility Trailers 4 X 8 X 3 FT Sides, Red Everything New Tires & Bearing $450 obo (352) 795-6650 5 X 8 UTILITYTRAILER 2011 -Loadstar -Heavy Duty / 24 Steel Sides /Ramp / 16 Tires Wood Deck -Lock System -Used Once / $750.00 Ph. 352-637-5131 Don Flatbed Goose neck dual axle with loading ramps 24 x 8, $1,800 (352) 637-1391 EZ PULL TRAILERS, New & Used Utility & 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 SALES Largest Selection & Lowest Prices. Offering New & Used Cargo & utility trailers Triple Crown Utility TRL 6 x 12 w/new spare $1050. 6 x 12 Enclosed w/ V nose, rear ramp door, $1995. Trailer Tires starting at $69.95 352-527-0555 Hwy 44, Lecanto Sell or Swap Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details 352-563-5966 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 Pets 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 Beagle Puppies 8wks. old, tri colors $125. Cash. (352) 447-2018 Household BEDSPREAD FULL SIZE 2 shams blue/green multicolor stripe cotton NICE $10. 352-270-3909 COMFORTER & SHAMS Full Size Reversible solid/pattern brown/beige $15. NICE 352-270-3909 COMFORTER SET FULLSIZE light/dark gray reversible NICE $15. 352-270-3909 EXERCISE REBOUNDER CD + BOOK $25.00 Beverly Hills 912-509-5566 FULLSIZE SHEET SET BEIGE New in package $12. 352-270-3909 GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIV party stuff Gold rim glasses/dishes decor $15. Info 352-270-3909 SHOWER CURTAINS FABRIC (1) Dark green color solid $4. (1) Green and red pattern $4. NICE 352-270-3909 SOARING EAGL E 12 x 9 NEW/Was 59.95, selling for 20.00 Linda 341-4449 Fitness Equipment BODYSMITH WEIGHT EQUIPMENT Home fitness center, over 400# free weights, lifting bars, butterfly, storage rack for weights. Must see! Will deliver for small fee or pickup $300.00 352-560-7869 Electric TreadmillSears, lifestyler, folds up, all electronics, nearly new hardly used ONLY $195 (352) 464-0316 HEAVYDUTYEXERCISE BIKE STATIONARYTYPE PUTITIN FRONTOF THE TV & go only 75.00 352-464 0316 MANUALTREADMILL WILLGETYOU IN SHAPE IN NO TIME HAS ELECTRONICS only $85.00352-464 0316 TOTAL GYM Like new, comes with book of instructions and video $250. (352) 746-2356 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 DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 Gun-Mossberg, 12 Ga. Pump, 500A excel cond. $275. or trade for pistol (352) 637-0987 POOL TABLE Fat Cat, style 2 pool sticks, excel. condition very stable no stains $375. firm (352) 563-5217 Raleigh Retroglide Mans bike like new 1 year old$125 incls helmet, tire air pump(was $350 new) (352) 382-0803 RAY Welcomes you to Your Headquaters for GUNS, AMMO, & Reloading Supplies NEW HOURS TUES. & WED. 7A-2P SAT. 8A-3P STOKES FLEA MARKET Rt 44 E. of Crys. River Ruger Red Label, O/U, 28 ga + .410 tubes, english stock, NIB, $1,950. FN-Sauer, Bolt, 7mm Mag, as new $795. Tikka-T3, bolt, .308, NIB, $825. Mitchell Mauser 98, Bolt, 8mm, w/ammo, NIB, $450. S/W 460V, revolver, .460/.454/.45 LC, NIB, $1,250. Browning Bar, Auto, 25-06, engraved, as new $850 (352) 356-0124 SMITH & WESSON .38 Special, 6 shot, 6? barrel, Pachmayr Decelerator grips-$325. 4 Speed Loaders-$4 ea. 1500 Copperhead BB??s-$3. Adapter to convert lower to upper rail-$15. Speed loader for Ruger 9mm auto & other models-$4. 527-6709 General BOX OF MICKEY MOUSE clubhouse toys, stuffed Mickey w/blanket. $25 352-563-5524 CLOSE OUT!!! New crocheted afghans, pillows. mics items Buy all $175 or will sell separately (352) 795-1142 DOG CAGE 45H x54Lx36W asking $65.00 352-422-6329 DOG CRATE XTR LG, great shape 42 long x 28 widex 31 high, front & side door $80 obo after 12pm (352) 249-7385 HARLEYTHANDLE BARS 6IN.RISERS,WITH CHROME CONTROLS, $100.00. 352-621-0142 HEAVYDUTYROLLING LADDER 5 Steps Hand & Guard Rails Excellent Use for RV & Boat Repair $75 727-463-4411 HEAVYDUTYROLLING LADDER Hand & Guard Rails & 5 Steps Excellent to Use for RV & Boat Repair $75 727-463-4411 Heavy Duty Whirlpool Dryer, $150 Entertainment Center $50. (352) 795-7254 HOOVER VACUUM CLEANER $40 SELF PROPELLED INVERNESS 419-5981 LARGE RAINBARRE L WITH SCREW ON LID AND HOSE VALVE ON BOTTOM 85.00 352-464 0316 Legend Pride Scooter, Runs Good$200. obo Brush Gaurd for Ford Super Duty $200 obo (352) 400-4947 (352) 226-6170 PET DOOR -Pet door for sliding glass door for small dog or cat. $95 Call ( 352) 423-0677 Popeye Video Slot Machine, w/ 500 tokens $325. Brown Hull Dishes, service for 12 w/ many extra serving dishes, $150 (352) 563-5634 PRINCESS ARIEL TALKING VANITYToddler-sized w/stool & full accessory pack. $25 Cry Riv 352-563-5524 Printer for Computer $35. New bingo bag & cushions $30. (352) 527-2619 QUIK SHADE ROLLER BAG Fits 10by 10 popup canopy. Never used,$40.00 Call Ray @464-0573 Ready for hurricane season? PLYLOX CLIPS for boarding windows.(5 avg. windows) $15.00 a pkg. 352-794-3020 ROTISSERIE COOKER FOR COUNTERTOP$40 COOKS ROASTS AND CHICKENS INVERNESS 352-419-5981 SAMSONITE TRAVEL BAG LIKE NEW $15 FOLDS& SNAPS WITH HANGERS INVERNESS 419-5981 SCAFFOLDING ALUMINUM like new, originally over 5k, will sell for $2500. please call for details (352) 344-2149 TRUCKBED TAILGATE EXTENDER stainless steel for shortbed pickup like Ford SportTrac $100 352-563-5524 Two digital Blood pressure kits. $20. Seat & Back cushion $15. (352) 527-2619 WHITE CHENILLE QUEEN/KING BEDSPREAD 25.00 beverly hills 915-509-5566 WOOD FLOORING NE W 25 Sq Ft Med Oak Great for small foyer or closet $55 email pic 352-382-3650 Medical Equipment 2 Power Lift Chair/recliners, 1 med. burgundy $295. 1 Lg. mauve $350. both exc cond (352) 270-8475 MANUALWHEELCHAIR MEDIUM SIZE WITH FOOTRESTS GOOD SHAPE ONLY100.00 352-464 0316 WALKER WITH SEAT RED HAS 6 WHEELS GOOD SHAPE 65.00 352-464 0316 Coins BUYING US COINS Top $$$$ Paid. WeAlso Buy Gold Jewelry BeatingALLWritten Offers. (352) 228-7676 STERLING SILVER. COLLECTOR BUYING STERLING SILVER FLATWARE. $1,000 & UPON SERVICE FOR 8. KEN 352-601-7074 WE BUY US COINS & CURRENCY (352) 628-0477 Musical Instruments NEWACOUSTIC GUITAR PAK MYPRICE $100. $399LIST PRICE,W/GIGBAG,ETC 352-601-6625 Hawai Guitar Medium Size $60. (352) 503-2154 LOWERY ORGAN Teenie Genie 34 key w/bench $200. (352) 382-2751 New Silver Tone SD 300 guitar w/case $100.00 (352) 794-6203 ORGAN Estey, Like new, $600 (352) 419-6186 Piano Spinet Wurlitzer newly tuned, come play $500 obo RECORD COLLECTORs call for 75s & CDs (352) 382-3357 RETIREMENT SALE! All Store Owned, In-Stock Merchandise PRICE PIANOS, ORGANS, GUITARS, BENCHES, All ACCESSORIES Sale Excludes Consignment Items CRYSTAL RIVER MUSIC US 19 Crystal River Across from Wendys352-563-2234 VERYOLD ACCORDION NEEDS RESTORATION ONLY45.00 464 0316 Furniture METALSTORAGE CABINETWITH LOCK AND KEY4 Roll-Out Shelves 60x36 PreOwned $65 727-463-4411 Moving Must Sell by 5/22 All Leather couch, loveseat, rocker swivel recliner set, 1 microfiber recliner, 2 dbl dresser w/ mirrors, 1 secretary w/ bookcase, 1 highboy $400 takes all, obo (352) 860-2412 Oversize Recliner creme leather unmarked $150. Brown fabric recliner, good cond. $100. (352) 746-7940 Preowned Mattress Sets from Twin $30; Full $40.Qn $50; Kg $75. 352-628-0808 SQUARE TABLE 36 Rugged Gray Formica Top Sturdy Steel Frame Like New $65 727-463-4411 STANLEY DINING TABLE 6 SIDE & 2 ARM CHAIRS, 44X66 plus 2 lvs, extends to 106 seats 8 to 10 exc. cond. cost 3k, asking $899 (352) 628-7604 for info TABLES THOMASVILLE Beautiful dark oak tables for living room. 99.00 ea 352-726-9132 Tan Recliner $125 2 Bar Stools $25 ea (352) 220-2715 WOOD GRAIN FOLDING BANQUETTABLE 6 Foot Long PreOwned $35 727-463-4411 Garden/Lawn Supplies RIDING LAWN MOWER Craftsman38 LT1000 Briggs & Stratton 15.5 IC OHV, 6 spd, exc. cond after 12 Noon $500 obo (352) 249-7385 SEARS RIDING MOWER 40 blade, 16.5 hspwr lawn mower cover, $400 (352) 746-9889 Steel Garden Wagon 2x 4, like new, $110. (352) 341-4313 Plants CENTURYPLANT VARIEGATED 30 high 10.00 3 52-464 0316 Garage/ Yard Sales Citrus Hills Fri Sat Sun 7a-3p baby, clothes,furn. hsehld etc. 1192 W. Redding St CITRUS SPRINGSFri Sat Sun 9a liquidation whole house, furn. appls. hsehld goods, antiques,military gear, 1909 Freeman Pl HERRYS MARKET DAYFREE VENDOR SPACE! Outdoor Flea Market held on the grounds 8471 W Periwinkle Ln HOMOSASSA (behind Wendys) Last Saturday Every Month 8am -noon Saturday, April 28Call Caroline at 352-527-2020 INVERNESS ...Huge Sale Fri Sat. Sun 8am to 3pm Every Thing Must Go! 5435 S .ConcordTerr off Anna Jo INVERNESS Sun, May 20th 9:30am to 1pm 3490 South Winding PA Sugarmill Woodsfull house hold must go call for appt (352) 212-5844 WANTED TOOLS OF ANY value, rods, reels, tackle, collectibles, hunt equip352 613-2944 YARD & PLANT SALE Homosassa Sat. Sun 9a-4p 5340 W Glenbrook St. General !!!!!!!!!!225/60 R16!!!!!!!!!! Really nice tread!! Like new! Only asking $60 for the pair! (352)586-5485 *******255/55 R18******* Nice tread!! Only asking $100 for the set (4)! 352-586-5485 ~~~~195/65 R15~~~~ High tread!! Like new! Only asking $60 for the pair! 352-586-5485 2 HALF HELMETS FOR MOTORCYCLE MED&LARGE.$40.00 FOR BOTH. 352-621-0142 2 Little Girls Bikes Great Condition w/training wheels $25. ea. (352) 422-2719 4-8ft Glass Patio Door Panels, Excellent Cond. $25. ea (352) 503-2409 35 Native Red Cedars and 25 Sago Palms all for $250 obo or $8 ea. in 3 & 5 gal. pots (352) 628-5222 36 CEILING FAN Hamton Bay Minuet III, Home Depot. White/Multi w/lite. 6 blades. $30.00 Ruth 352-382-1000 AIR PURIFIER $20.00 beverly hills 912-509-5566 BIRD CAGE FLIGHT for tiels keets Good condition On stand Call for size $75. 352-270-3909 Black Leather single Hide a Bed $198. obo Great Shape, Midar Saw New in Box $125 obo (352) 795-7513 BLUES CLUES Box of used books, DVDs, VHS tapes, stuffed animal. $15 352-563-5524 BOX OF BARBIE STUFF 36 dolls, house, yacht, boat, cars, furniture, clothes, etc $35 Crystal River 352-563-5524

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E16 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 B I B O 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 WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SETTING Enter this gate to a 2006 custom built home with a metal roof, big tiled floors including the lanai, fireplace, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, split plan, fenced yard and paddocks, ride the forest. Dont miss this one. $220,000 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 S-P-R-E-A-D-O-U-T!! ROOM FOR EVERYONE!! E xceptional value true country living. 3/2 DW s creen room, 24x36 detached garage C ant be beat price. MLS #355479 $78,900. MAKE OFFER Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com PERFECT FAMILY HOME Newer 4BR, 2 bath, pool 1/2 Acre on cul-de-sac Fenced backyard MLS #352524 $140,000 Jeanne or Willard Pickrel 212-3410 www.CitrusCountySold.com COMMERCIAL BUILDING Many uses for this building, has 4800 sq. ft. on approx. 2 acres fenced, also has a DW mobile on property, currently used as a church. Great location, priced right. $239,500 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 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, & walkin 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 CITY LIMITS, CITY WATER & TRASH PICKUP Open floor plan. 2/2/1. Family room & large kitchen. Perfect condition. Close to shopping, banks, restaurants. SPECIAL IN EVERY WAY. MLS #350553 $79,900 Call Doris Miner @ 352-422-4627 OPEN LAKEFRONT! L arge 3/2/2. F amily room, F la room. Outdoor entertainment area with shop. UPGRADES! Built-in shelving in family room. Large bedrooms. Formal & informal dining. MLS #350375 $205,000 I f your looking for water call D oris M iner @ 352-422-4627 Great place to raise a family 3BR, 2 bath MH on 1 acre Inground pool plus hot tub Work shop, large shed Pole barn and carport MLS #354742 $119,000 www .CitrusCountySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 INVERNESS WATERFRONT HOME! Totally remodeled! 2/1/1 everything is new in the home Priced to sell quick. MLS #354285 $74,000 Call Quade Feeser 352-302-7699 Large 2BR, 2BA, w /den Huge eat-in kitchen Screened porch, 2 car garage PRIVATE, big backyard Maintenance free, R oyal O aks MLS #350054 $120,000 Jeanne or Willard Pickrel 212-3410 www.CitrusCountySold.com INVERNESS HIGHLANDS SOUTH 2BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. City limits, city water. Situated on large lot (120x120). Large 2 car garage plus attached 2 car carport. House features large rooms with eat-in kitchen, oak cabinets. Thermopane windows. New roof in 2006. Pride of ownership shows thru out. $77,000 David Kurtz Cell 954-383-8786 Office 352-726-6668 $17,000 PRICE REDUCTION CITRUS HILLS POOL HOME ON ONE ACRE 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage, open floor plan, French doors to lanai, caged inground pool, nice wooded corner lot. MLS #349617 $139,900 For more information call Cheryl or Jennie at 352-726-9010 BE YOUR OWN BOSS This GNC-zoned property on a busy Crystal River roadway features a turnkey seafood retail and a small restaurant. Please call for an appointment to see this great opportunity. MLS #353737 Isaac S. Baylon 352-697-2493 WARM & INVITING IS THIS WELL KEPT HOME Featuring an extra large Florida room, 16x30 under heat & air. Hardwood floors and a beautiful backyard with trees & flowerswith partial privacy fence. MLS #355296 $59,900 Lorraine ORegan 352-586-0075 RETURN TO THE FARM 24320 SW Shorewood Dr., N. Dunnellon 3BR, 3BA, pool, 18.2 acres, 40 x 30 workshop, 25 x 12 pole barn, fireplace, family rm., 33 x 26 game rm., lake on back of property, low taxes. This is a great family place. You will love the upgrades and the amenities! This will be a comfortable place to call home. MLS #372740 PRICE AT $499,500 Call Casey Kearse to preview at 352-476-6549 This may be your chance to move to the country! WATERFRONT 2/2 ON DOUBLE LOT Property overlooks nature preserve guaranteeing additional privacy. Enjoy bird and small wildlife watching. Home has been updated and offers large, open living area. Split plan, wrap around, screened porch. New storage/utility. Being sold partially furnished to make your move even easier. ASKING $69,900 Pat Davis 352-212-7280 View listing @ www.c21patdavis.com PARADISE PT. IN CRYSTAL RIVER Located near golf course & shopping 4BR/2BA on corner lot w/courtyard entrance Great starter or investment property Turnkey/ready to move in/partially furnished MLS #354344 $99,900 Call Nancy Jenks 352-400-8072 www.sellingcitruscountyflhomes.com 10 ACRES ON THE RIVER! A rare Florida Gem and its priced to sell. Huge Cypress and Oak trees await you. This is truly a beautiful homesite! $165,000 Call Quade Feeser 352-302-7699 WORKSHOP OH, WHAT A VIEW! 0 acres, 2005 custom home. Riding dist ance to state forest. All wood cabinets & granite. 12 brick fireplace. MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! MLS #345058 $480,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 Seven Lakes 3/3 pool home FR, DR, LR and breakfast nook SS app. and summer kitchen Pavers on drive fenced rear yard 1 Acre corner lot MLS #351092 $174,900 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 PRICE REDUCED Hurry this will not last. Waterfront home on Lake Henderson, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. All appliances included. $129,900 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 to view this almost new home. Ask for file #352412. COMMERCIAL USE BUILDING FOR SALE Presently a not-for-profit organization, can be many other uses. Main bldg. 5,000 sq. ft., storage room, 2 offices, separate bathrooms, stage, large outdoor shed, fenced play area, commercial kitchen. All this on over 2 acres of landscaped clear property. Owner wants an offer. $225,000 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 JUST REDUC ED! REDU CED $10,000 WATERFRONT NEW LIST ING DETACH ED V ILL A H OME F RONT Section E SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE R EAL E STATEG UIDE INSIDE Sikorskis Attic PAGE E6 ON THE COVER: FARM FRESH, E8HOME AND GARDEN: GLADIOLUS HYBRIDS, E11REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS ON THE COVER: FARM FRESH, E8HOME AND GARDEN: GLADIOLUS HYBRIDS, E11REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS Diners flock to Joes Farm Grill in Gilbert, Arizona, for fast-food favorites made with local, natural or organic ingredients. JOE JOHNSTON / GRIT Magazine

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E15 E2 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 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 000BIBQ 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! HUGE ROOM SIZES! Large Pool/Spa Outdoor Kitchen 4/2.5/2 + Office Lg. Eat-In Kit. w/Island MBR/FP/Lounge Area 1.5 Acres/Potting Shed Workshop w/Electric Fam. Room/FP! KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! GREAT PRICE!!! Huge Florida Rm. Summer Kit. w/Jenn Aire!! 2/2/2 Car. Gar. Dining Rm. w/Bay Window Fully Applianced Updated Roof H/VAC Stone Fireplace Must See This One! KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! FIRST CLASS BEAUTY!! Salt Water Pool Hot Tub/Waterfall Wood Cab./SS APP Granite/Gorgeous Tile 3/2/3 Car. Gar. + Off. 2,156 SQ. FT. of Liv. 17.5 Seer AC/Elec. Filt. This is a Dream Home!! E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net E-MAIL: elliesutton@remax.net www.FloridaListingInfo.com CHRIS GRANT (352) 238-3516 REAL ESTATE WISHES GRANTED chris@chrisgrantswishes.com www.ChrisGrantWishes.com 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 JOHN HOLLOWAY SR. (352) 212-6002 CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO Email: JohnHolloway@tampabay.rr.com www.TheHollowayTeam.com KEVIN & KAREN CUNNINGHAM (352) 637-6200 Email: kcunningham@remax.net PETER & MARVIA KOROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 CHERYL NADAL (352) 302-3555 Email: cnadal@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 REDUCE D!! !! NANCY BOWDISH (352) 628-7800 Direct: (352) 422-0296 Visual Tours at www.buycitruscounty.com JENNIFER STOLTZ (352) 637-6200 Email: Info@CitrusCountyHomes.com www.CitrusCountyHomes.com BARBARA MILLS (352) 637-6200 Email: barbarajmills@earthlink.net DIANNE MACDONALD (352) 212-9682 Email: djmfl@yahoo.com MLS #355423 $ 2 8 9 9 0 0 $ 2 8 9 9 0 0 $289,900 PI NE RIDGE (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #5076 BEVERL Y HILLS (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #4368 MLS #351826 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $249,900 MLS #355308 $ 8 6 9 0 0 $ 8 6 9 0 0 $86,900 INVERNESS (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #1208 SUGARMILL BEAUTY 3/2/3 with pool. 2003 w/Corian in huge kitchen, large great room, den/office. Dir : US 19S left 98E. Rt. Greenpark becomes Torenias Verbenas #20 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 5/20 1-3PM MLS #349215 $ 2 2 9 9 0 0 $ 2 2 9 9 0 0 $229,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n te r h o u s e #50 4 MLS #354523 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $249,900 10544 N. SILVERLAKE PT DUNNELLON 4BD/4BA/3CG RETREAT 200 ft riverfront Over 2500SF Living A-Frame Cottage Plus Rock Fireplace/loft Completely updated Fish from own dock Incredible views abound 2987 N. BRENTWOOD CIR. LECANTO 3BD/2BA/2CG Maint. Free Villa On the Golf Course Screened patio Almost 1700 SF Living Social Membership 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n t e r h ou se #2 9 8 7 MLS #348312 $ 1 1 9 9 0 0 $ 1 1 9 9 0 0 $119,900 GREAT LOCATION!! So close to town, yet feels like the country! Totally fenced 1/3 acre lot backs up to large wooded parcel. Home has 2 large bedrooms and 2 baths. Family room with fireplace. Large lanai too. Big 2 car garage with lots of storage. Newer roof and CHA system. New on market. Affordably priced. $ 6 9 9 0 0 $ 6 9 9 0 0 $69,900 MLS #355475 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E nt er h o u se #1 3 0 2 ONLY $ 1 1 9 0 0 0 $ 1 1 9 0 0 0 $119,000 Sellers need to settle this estate and have priced this lakefront home to sell immediately. The lake is down and so is the priceand both WILL go back up. Includes Hot Tub room, fireplace, Large RV barn in addition to the regular garage, seawall, boathouse with lift and screen room, double lot, eat-in kitchen (with wood burning stove), 2.5 baths, large bedrooms located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Theyll even throw in the pontoon boat! Home is in Great condition and wont last! Want to see it today? Call John The Real Estate Doctor at (352) 212-6002 or JohnHolloway@remax.net LAKEFRONT HOME ESTATE SALE BARGAIN PRICED!!! B R A N D N E W O N T H E M A R K E T B R A N D N E W O N T H E M A R K E T BRAND NEW ON THE MARKET! 6489 W. CANNONDALE DR. MEADOWCREST Beautiful 2BR/2BA/2CG Home Lg. Great Room Eat-In Kitchen Enclosed Lanai Nicely Landscaped Deep Lot Well Maintained MLS #355428 $ 9 9 5 0 0 $ 9 9 5 0 0 $99,500 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n t er h o u se #6 4 8 9 964 W. HEMLOCK DR. CITRUS SPRINGS 3BR/2BA/2CG Home Split Floor Plan Living & Family Room Well Maintained Dining Room & Eat-in Kitchen Lots of Ceramic Tile & Crown Molding Nice Covered Patio Area MLS #352689 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $139,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n ter h o u se #964 ANGLERS LANDINGS VILLA M ove-in condition 2BR/2BA with garage. W ater access to the I nverness C hain of L akes. H eated pool, screen room. G reat location. E njoy life at its best. MLS #355392 $ 7 4 5 0 0 $ 7 4 5 0 0 $74,500 YOU CANT REPLACE THIS 3/2 HOME on an acre in Kensington Estates for the $41/sq. ft. its selling for. 2,576 sq. ft. of L/A includes big bedrooms, formal living & dining, fam. rm. w/ wood-burning FP, huge eat-in kitchen, screened patio. Plus a bonus rm. used as an office/ playroom, and so MUCH more. Newer roof, A/C & drainfield too! Listed now. $ 1 0 5 0 0 0 $ 1 0 5 0 0 0 $105,000 MLS #348726 PRICED TO SELL! HUGE 3 BR plus office & 2 1/2 BA home on park-like, double cul-de-sac lot in Sugarmill Woods. Well-designed floorplan includes living rm., family rm. & dining area. Spectacular picture windows bring the greenbelt indoors. Beautifully landscaped a gardeners delight! INVERNESS HIGHLANDS!! 3 B edroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage block home, corner location, high and dry, screen porch, very private location. DAVID IVORY 352-613-4460 Email: davidsivory@hotmail.com $ 5 0 9 9 0 0 $ 5 0 9 9 0 0 $509,900 POSSIBLE IN-LAW SET -UP 5159 N. CROSSGATE PT., PINE RIDGE WAS 925K NOW 509,900. Sellers loss your gain!!! This beautiful 3/3/4 brick colonial is situated on five peaceful acres in Pine Ridge Farms. Interior features include, but not limited to split floor plan, upgraded gourmet kitchen, hardwood throughout, fireplace, dual AC, security system, built-in buffet, tasteful paint/carpet and window treatments. Master bedroom boast 18x24 size with huge dual walk-in closets. Master bath features dual sinks, walk-in shower and two-person jacuzzi tub. Possible in-law setup. IM BEAUTIFUL MLS #352847 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $139,900 MLS #353392 $ 6 0 0 0 0 $ 6 0 0 0 0 $60,000 NEW ROOF! 1,559 sq. ft. of liv. on1/4 acre lot. B uilt in 1979 this 2/2/2 w/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 Rent: Houses Unfurnished HOMOSASSA 3/2/1, large fenced yard, very clean, off Rock Chrusher Rd 12 month lease $875/mo (352) 563-2776 HOMOSASSA 3/2/2, fenced yard, pets OK, modest s/d w/duck ponds. Yr. lease $750. 352-382-5323 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 $675 mo. Inclds. trash, 352-637-0765, 352-267-9941 INVERNESS 2/2/2,Gospel Is., Dock, carpet, appls, $750 1st, last sec. (352) 464-0316 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 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 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3/2/1 888-257-9136 JADEMISSION.COM SUGARMILL 3/2/2 $800 (352) 400-0230 Waterfront Rentals CRYSTAL RIVERPristine,2/2 ,deep water, pool, dock, no smoking $1000 352-795-0102 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 Homosassa 2/2 furn MH on Homosassa River, docck, shed $850. f/l/s short/long term 352-220-2077 INGLIS Charming furnished effic/ cottage all util. incld $645 no smking 352-422-2994 INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rentals to Share C ITRUS SPRINGS 40 yr male looking for single person to share nice 2/2 $600/m coversall 352-489-4844 Rooms For Rent CRYSTALRIVERClean House, cable, w/d, $115wkly/430mo. $120wkly/ 450mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 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. Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Real Estate For Sale 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. Auctions Estates ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot, Fri May25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 ORLANDO AUCTIONS No Minimums, No Reserves! Inventory of Cabinet Manuf. Facility, May 16, Bankruptcy & Consignment Auctions, May 19. Ewald Auction Rlty AB2473/AU1340 10% BP 407-275-6853 Auctions Estates 000BHDD 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 Need a JOB? www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Employment source is... Commercial Real Estate For Sale ByAUCTION 1,250 SF Bldg. on .7 acresZoning: CH High Intensity Commercial Permitted uses include restaurant, retail, hotel, motel, office, gas station, c-store, plus much more! Auction held on site 16 NE HWY 19, Crystal River, FLJUNE 12 @ 12 PM OPEN from 11 AM sale day Call 352-519-3130 for more info For Details Visit our Website AmericanHeritage Auctioneers.com Beverly Hills Homes Beverly Hills 1 bedroom. 1 bath. 25 E. Golden St. $19,900 or best offer Call 746-1017 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 Hernando Homes ARBOR LAKES Fantastic Dream Home In Active Senior Community $175,900 2,100 sf, 3BR/ 2BA Pool Home. Split flr. plan w/ seperate family rm., master suite & quest wing open to lanai/ pool. New wood flooring in Liv/Din. area dbl. garage, beautifully lanscapped yard. Call (352) 726-6564 OPEN HOUSE 2/2/2 + Den or 3 BR Lowest Priced Home in Arbor Lakes Sat & Sun. 10a-3p 4695 N. Lake Vista Trl (352) 419-7418 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 asking $ 220K make offer if you can offer a 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 3/2/2, Built 2007 Newly Remodeled $88,000 100% Financing Avail. (352) 400-0230 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. DEB INFANTINE 4 HOMES SOLD Closing in April I Need Listings! Real Estate!... its what I do. ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com 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 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Citrus County Homes 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 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 Get Results in the homefront classifieds! 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 HOMOSASSA Wooded Lot on Lee Woods Dr has Wetlands, River access, $6,000. 352-621-1664 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips Get Results in the homefront classifieds!

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ALISON ROGERS /Mother Earth News Hibiscus tea is a safe, effective and tasty way to manage high blood pressure. M ICHAEL C ASTLEMAN Mother Earth NewsRecent studies show that hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure as effectively as some standard hypertension drugs can. Hibiscus is widely consumed around the world as a ruby-colored, lemony beverage (its the main ingredient in Red Zinger tea). Hibiscus is safe and, unlike most blood pressure drugs, rarely causes side effects. Plus, hibiscus plants can be grown in much of the United States, so you can actually grow your own blood pressure medicine. Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) has been used to treat high blood pressure in both African and Asian traditional medicine. In 1996, researchers in Nigeria confirmed this age-old wisdom by showing that hibiscus flowers reduced blood pressure in laboratory animals. Soon after, researchers in Iran showed the same benefit in people. After measuring the blood pressure of 54 hypertensive adults, the researchers gave them 10 ounces of either black tea or hibiscus tea for 12 days. Average blood pressure decreased slightly in the black tea group, but decreased a significant 10 percent in the hibiscus group. Since then, several additional studies have confirmed this effect, including two that tested hibiscus head-to-head against standard blood pressure medications: Scientists in Mexico gave 75 hypertensive adults either captopril (Capoten; 25 milligrams twice a day) or hibiscus tea (brewed from 10 grams of crushed dried flowers about 5 teaspoons per 1 to 2 cups water once a day). After four weeks, the herb had worked, as well as the drug, with both groups showing an 11 percent drop in blood pressure. Fleming is tops at The VillagesMaria Fleming was recognized as the top sales agent for April 2012 from The Villages of Citrus Hills Fleming and her husband, Jack, are proud to call Terra Vista of Citrus Hills home and make the most of their spare time by entertaining, listening to music, cooking and enjoying the areas bountiful waterways. The Welcome Center for The Villages of Citrus Hills is located at 2400 N. Terra Vista Boulevard in Hernando, Florida. Visit them online at www.Citrus Hills.com. Team surpasses $4 million mark Citrus Ridge Realty is proud to recognize Kirk and Amanda Johnson and Buyers Specialist Tom Balfour They have closed more than $4 million in sales in 2012. Reach them at 3527469000, or by email at AKJohnson@atlantic.net. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E3 E14 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 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 I 3 X 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 $118,500 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 $49,900 BEVERLY HILLS FURN ISHED P OOL P E N D I N G P E N D I N G PENDING P E N D I N G P E N D I N G PENDING 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 000BIHJ OPEN HOUSE TUES., MAY 22ND 9:30AM-12NOON Directions: 491 N. to (R) into Oak Ridge (this is Whispering Oak Lp.). Home is on (L) toward bottom of hill. OAK RIDGE $139,900 634 N. WHISPERING OAK LP, BEVERLY HILLS, FL LIVE IN A COMMUNITY THAT CARES! 2004 custom built Rusaw home, beautiful turnkey Oxford model, LR, DR, huge comfortable eat-in kitchen, great for a gathering of friends & family. 3BR, 2 bath, tile in the entry, kitchen, foyer, baths & lanai. French doors, extra large master w/walkin closet. Community pool, tennis courts, clubhouse & BBQ area. Mobile Homes For Rent CRYSTALRIVER3/2 -1st/last/sec $525 per mo. Call for app. 352-628-1062 HOMOSASSA 2/1, $475. + dep 3/2 $600 + dep. (352) 634-4508 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 LECANTO 3/2, 1st Mo. Rent FREE $600 mo+sec wtr/garb. incl.d (352) 628-5990 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 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 INVERNESS 55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $3995 ( 352) 586-7962 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 Mobile Homes For Sale 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 Palm Harbor Village New 2012 Models Doubles & Singles $15K off All Homes 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 carport nicely furn. MH on Homosassa River,dock shed, f/l/s sht/long term $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 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath on Approx 1/2 Acre $29,900 owner finan. with $3,000 down and payment of $475. or cash price of $25,000 (352) 687-3030 CRYSTALRIVER 4/2, on 5 Acres, 15 X 30 family room, w/wet bar, fireplace. Reduced $139,500. (352) 465-8346 Mobile Homes and Land 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 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 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 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 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 RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368 000BI0F www .CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com BEVERLY HILLS 87 S. Adams St. . . . .$6252/1.5/1 Open Floor Plan 2430 W. Tall Oaks Dr. $13003/3/2 Pool Home CRYSTAL RIVER 959 Mayo Dr. . . . . .$650 1/1 Studio 11435 Dixie Shores . .$9003/1 Carport, Stilt Home w/DockHOMOSASSA / CHASSAHOWITZKA 8140 Miss Maggie Dr. #2 .$650 2/1 (Chas.) 6139 S. Royal Dr. . . .$8752/2/2 Canal Side 6441 W.Rosedale Dr. .$7252/2/2 Cute Newer Home INVERNESS/HERNANDO 3441 E. Chappel Ct. . .$6502/1/Carport, Close To Lake CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 Wtrfront DW, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 A g ent (352) 382-1000 Real Estate For Rent J.W.MORTON REAL ESTATE, INC.1645 W. MAIN ST INVERNESS, FL 000BIAL Jennifer Fudge, PropertyManager Cheryl Scruggs, Realtor-Associate 352-726-9010 PropertyManagement3/2/2 Pest control included . . . . . . . . . . $850 2/2/2 Lawncare included $800 3/2/2Fencedyard . . . . . $700 2 plus Bonus room/2/2 . . $650 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 LAKE PANASOFFKEE 2/2/Carport Doublewide . $600 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 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. Near Town 352-563-9857 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 Apartments Unfurnished CRYSTAL RIVER2/1 incl water sewer, Washer/Dry$425 (352)212-9205 CRYSTAL RIVERLarge 2/2 CHA, Ds/Wa, W/D hk-up $575/m 1st Mo. FREE726-2006 CR YST AL RIVER Large, 2/2, clean, quiet, $575. mo., water incld 352-563-2114, 257-6461 INVERNESS 1/1 $400 2/1.. $500. near hosp352-422-2393 Inverness Homosassa Government Subsidized Apts available. Must meet eligibility requirements. Equal Housing Opportunity. Homossassa (352) 628-6073 Inverness (352) 726-4397 TTY-800-233-6694 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. 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 SUGARMILL WOODS 3/2/2 upgraded Kit & bathrms $825 .River Links Rlty (352) 628-1616 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 HOMOSASSA 3/2/2 House fenced yard $850 3/2 BIG DW on 1 acre $750. More available CALL Nancy J. Wilson 352-422-4137 Waybright Real Estate, Inc. INVERNESS 1/1/, CH/A, furn/unfurn $450 352-400-6911 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 3/2/2 & 3/2/1 (352) 464-2514 BEVERLY HILLSMove in special! Immaculate2or 3BR, 1BA/1-car 1st, last, sec. $575 mo 352-400-1501 BEVERLY HILLSRENT TO OWN, 2/1/1 $2,000 Down, $475. mo. (352) 726-9369 C ITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2, appls $775/mo 1st/lst sec no smoke 352-812-1414 C R PLANTAGOLFClassic 2/2 $790mo+dep. Must See! 352-795-6282 CITRUS COUNTYLake front, spacious 3/2/2, $800. Rent or Sale (908) 322-6529 CRYSTAL RIIVERDeep Waterfront 3/2/2 Dock, refs required no pets Min. 1 yr. lease $1,100 (352) 563-0683 CRYSTALRIVER3 bedroom. 2-1/2 bath. Beautiful Home With 2 Car Garage on Large Lot. Screened in Patio. Quiet Neighborhood. Rent $895 mo. $900 Sec Deposit Contact Connie (352)293-6223 CRYSTAL RIVER 3/2Newly Remodeled, AC, $750. 352-220-3005 DUNNELLON 3/2/2 fenced acre, private road, river access. $750 mo & sec. 352-489-3931 HOMOSASSA 2/1CHA,No pets $550. mo. 1st + sec (352) 628-4210 HOMOSASSA 2/2, 5474 W. Hoskins Ln small den $600 unf, $700 furn. first, last, sec. 352-634-2462 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 Real Estate DIGEST Maria Fleming The Villages at Citrus Hills. Kirk and Amanda Johnson Citrus Ridge Realty. Make your own Hibiscus tea Mixture can help lower blood pressure See HIBISCUS / Page E12 Debbie Cleary Realtor Associate Your CLEAR Choice in Real Estate 352-601-6664 debbieclearyfl@yahoo.com www.debbiecleary.com 352-746-7113 699 S. Adolph point, Lecanto 000BIII

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der, a senior analyst for the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit that examines toxins in foods. With apples, for instance, there are lots of pesticides and fungicides involved in their growth and storage, she said. When looking at residue data, apples usually top the list. Be versatile in what you eat and where you shop. Although U.S. apple production has declined in recent years, consumer demand has spurred a fast-growing organic apple industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. Apples managed under organic farming systems now account for 6 percent of total U.S. apple acreage. Gregory Peck, a horticulture professor at Virginia Tech, noted that there are probably a dozen or so diseases that attack apples, and 60 or so insects. If you must spray, Peck said, do it responsibly. Ask yourself if the problem is causing enough injury that you have to protect it, Peck said. Time it properly. Spray when youre going to target the pests. Choose materials that will control the problem, but wont be detrimental to beneficial insects or water quality. If you opt to go organic, start with the right plant in the right place, he said. Hardier varieties generally perform better than others under organic management. With apples, that would include the Liberty, Enterprise and Gold Rush varieties, he said. For fruit production, also choose the most disease-resistant varieties you can, he said. Look at natives that have proven reliable in your area. Bob Sewall, owner of Sewall Organic Orchard in Lincoln ville, Maine, says successful organic farming begins with the soil. A healthy soil makes for a healthy plant, he said. Thats the basis of organic management. I spent two years preparing the soils in our orchard. Organic growers must be vigilant about spotting small problems before they become big ones, Dinslage said. You might also have to tolerate a less than photographically perfect apple, he said. But the benefits of treating a healthy environment for all living things more than outweigh the slight hassles involved with organic growing. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E13 E4 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE To See Visual Tours and view ALL Citrus County listings, visit . .LouMiele.com E RA R eal Estat e 000BI4P AMERICAN REALTY & INVESTMENTS 4511 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 Office: 352-746-3600 Lou Miele Realtor Cell: (352) 697-1685 ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU TERRA VISTA Fabulous Lantana 2 bed, 2 bath, den, Corian, extended lanai, lots of extras. MLS #352881 $224,900 LAUREL RIDGE 2 bed, 2 bath, bonus room, 1803 sq. ft. Well maintained and move-in ready. Corian counters. MLS #350133 $114,500 SEE VISUAL TOUR BEVERLY HILLS 2 bed, 1 bath needs some TLC. MLS #353145 ONLY $24,900 TERRA VISTA Beautiful Windward 3 bed, 2.5 bath, superbly maintained, PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! MLS #352882 $224,900 PINE RIDGE POOL In-law suite, on golf course, 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car gar. Loaded! MLS #355285 $349,900 SELLER MOTIVATED Nice building lot in Crystal Paradise estates. Build your dream home in this wonderful and sought after neighborhood. Make an offer. MLS #350667 $9,999 CITRUS HILLS GOLF COURSE 3 bed, 2 bath on The Meadows MLS #352891 ONLY $116,900 SUGARMILL WOODS 2 story Cypress Village pool home 3 bed, 2 bath, bonus room, finished basement. MLS #352072 $99,900 SHOR T SALE R EDUCED CLEARVIEW ESTATES Great one acre building lot. MLS #352750 $24,900 PRIME COMMERCIAL LOCATION Two lots approx. 2 acres. Zoned PSO near intersection 486 & 491. $249,900 PRIME GNC LOCATION On Hwy. 44 near Hwy. 491. Approx. .8 acres $129,900 INVERNESS LAKEFRONT .45 acres on Big Lake Henderson $29,900 BLACK DIAMOND RANCH 3 bed, 3 bath, over 2,800 sf of elegant living area. Membership Optional! MLS # 354221 $199,900 FAIRVIEW ESTATES POOL HOME 4/3.5 3116 sf living area with stunning details and abundant upgrades. MLS #353835 $349,000 CITRUS HILLS POOL HOME 4 bed, 3 bath immaculate and well-maintained MLS #354094 $214,900 R EDUCED R EDUCED R EDUCED 0 0 0 B I 3 T 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 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#353652 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $415,000 2Bd+ Office Space/ 2.5Bath/1Car/ Brentwood Townhomes Fully furnished Immaculate end unit townhome with extensive tile flooring, Corian countertops and nice private lanai. Social Club Membership included. #1169 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,150 Terra Vista & Brentwood Rentals! Terms 6 Months or More Social Membership included with all Rentals 4Bd/3Bath/2+Car/Hillside South Beautiful home in Terra Vista with a picturesque view of the Skyview Golf Course. Popular Cordova model with 4 bedrooms plus a den/office. Nice upgraded features such as hardwood flooring, Corian, extended lanai, gas fireplace and a two-car garage with golf cart bay. MLS#354012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $409,000 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 2Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas This home is all about outdoor living. Great lanai overlooking the Skyview Golf Course is expanded with an open patio complete with lots of room for your grill, outdoor patio furniture and fire pit. Open floor plan features lots of upgrades including maple cabinets, solid surface countertops and an expanded shower in the master bath. MLS#354017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $229,000 3Bd/2.5Bath/1Car/Brentwood Townhomes Spacious unfurnished end unit. Great location. Enjoy the amenities of Terra Vista with your rental including the luxurious Bella Vita Spa and Fitness Center. #1149 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,100 D ear John: I am writing to you to see if you might be able to help me or at least send me in the right direction. I recently found 2 pieces of Tiffany glass. One is blue iridescent, signed on the bottom with -4194 L.C. Tiffany Favrile. It is about 5.5 inches tall and about 5 inches wide. It also has a small chip on the lip. The other is an iridescent champagne gold, signed on the bottom with L C T. It is about 5.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide. This one, however, looks as if someone may have professionally drilled a hole toward the bottom. I can only think it was to make it light up. I know there are many fakes out there. Are there any distinguishing factors? I thought it a little odd that I would find two pieces together that were signed with two different marks of different times for the same maker, if they were both fakes. I have talked to many people about getting some real help and answers and everyone thought the person who would be interested T o achieve a healthy weight, it is important to be physically active every day and eat nutritiously. One of the barriers to being physically active is screen time. This is the amount of time that kids and adults spend in front of a screen which includes the time spent watching television and DVDs, playing video games, and using the computer for activities that are not school or work-related. Since the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) recommend that children six years old or older get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, screen time should be replaced with some type of physical activity. To assist parents in reducing screen time to no more than two hours per day and encourage kids (and parents) to move more, here are some recommendations: Explain to children that in order to maintain a healthy weight, it is important to sit less and move more. Other benefits will be that they will have fun as they learn or improve physical skills. Keep track of how much time you and your family spends in front of a screen and how much physical activity you get. Then, you can see if changes need to be made. Create and enforce a rule that limits screen time to no more than 2 hours per day. Adults need to be good role models for kids and follow the rules they set for them. Avoid placing a TV or computer in a childs bedroom, since kids who have these devices in their bedrooms watch about 1.5 hours more TV per day than those who dont. Lastly, make the time in front of the screen more active by doing stretches or yoga. Call Monica Payne at the Extension office at 352-527-5713. Citrus County Extension links the public with the University of Florida/IFAS knowledge, research, and resources to address youth, family, community, and agricultural needs. All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. Monica Payne is the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for Citrus County Extension. Farm-fresh eating PAGE E8 Real Estate Digest PAGE E3 Inside... For current property transactions, use the search features on the website for the Citrus County Property Appraisers Office, www.pa.citrus.fl.us. Reduce screen time 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. 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 See ATTIC / Page E11 Tiffany glass pieces, uncut banknotes are collectors items John Sikorski SIKORSKIS ATTIC These uncut bank notes were issued by the Bank of New England at Goodspeeds Landing. Bank notes are a large category of collecting; the variety of notes available is practically endless. Special to the Chronicle Monica Payne CONSUMER SCIENCE APPLES Continued from Page E12 Associated PressGAINESVILLE A survey of real estate professionals shows Floridas market outlook improved in the first quarter of 2012. The University of Florida released the results last week. Respondents said they felt optimistic because of the falling unemployment rate and increased activity in rental housing. Floridas jobless rate dropped from 9.9 percent in December to 9 percent in March. The universitys Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index reached its highest level since 2007. It measures respondents own business outlook. Officials at the universitys Kelly A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies attributed that increase to an improving economy and lending environment. A total of 189 real estate analysts and investors participated in the survey. They were worried, though, about future uncertainties including federal spending cuts and tax reductions that may expire. Survey shows Fla. real estate outlook improving Respondents felt optimistic because of falling unemployment rates and increased activity in rental housing.

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D EAN F OSDICK For The Associated PressAn apple a day keeps the doctor away, but maybe less so if you spray. Thats why organic fruit management is becoming more common in commercial and home orchards, industry analysts say. The problem with using chemicals to fix problems is that the chemicals might provide a short-term solution but they actually create longterm problems, said Jeff Dinslage, president of Nature Hills Nursery in Omaha, Neb., the largest online seller of trees in the country. More and more of our customers simply dont want to use chemicals in their backyards that could harm their children, their pets and themselves. Organic produce is enriched through the use of organic matter and cover crops. No chemical pesticides, fungicides or fertilizer are applied. Much commercially grown produce has chemical residues on it, even if you wash it, said Sonya LunC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E5 E12 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 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 000BI43 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-3 535 E. Charleston Ct. MLS #342358 $294,900 Beautiful 2007 nearly new Sanderson Bay built home. Directions: Rte. 486 to south on Annapolis, to right on Charleston, to home on right. Jo Ann Martin 352-613-2238 1007 NE 3rd Ave. MLS #351663 $119,000 Cracker Style 3/2.5 that has been totally remodeled & updated. Brian Murray 352-212-5913 1147 S. Fieldview Loop MLS #354850 $175,000 Upgrades galore in this 3/2/2 pool home. Ron Egnot 352-287-9219 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 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-3 4394 N. Indianhead Rd. MLS #353960 $229,900 Elegantly 3/3/2 Sweetwater custom home on 1.30 acres. Directions: Rte 486 to north on Annapolis, to end of road, to right on Indianhead to #4394. Jo Ann Martin 352-613-2238 7825 E. Brooks Ln. MLS #353915 $86,900 Country feel 3/2 mobile on 2 acres. Sandra Olear 352-212-4058 652 E. Falconry Ct. MLS #354814 $149,000 Immaculate 3/2/2 Meadows Golf Course Pool Home. Dick Hildebrandt 352-586-0478 5248 N. Bronco Terr. MLS #355458 $165,000 BEST PRICED 4/3/2 pool home in Pine Ridge! Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 9850 E. Pebble Creek Ct. MLS #354468 $71,900 Bright 2/2/1 furnished villa. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 2285 N. Brentwood Cir. MLS #344572 $109,900 Beautiful 3/2/2 Pool villa with extra upgrades. Mark Casper 352-476-8136 3 Montana St. MLS #355490 $79,900 MOVE-IN-READY 2/2/2 Imperial Executive II. Teresa Boozer 352-634-0213 1437 W. Double Eagle Ct. MLS #355269 $349,000 Elegant 3/2/3 home close to Bella Vita. Sandra Olear 352-212-4058 3335 N. Tamarisk Ave. MLS #352508 $78,500 2/2/2 home on large lot with private setting. Richard Silva 352-616-2239 PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING F a i r v i e w Fairview E s t a t e s Estates C i t r u s Citrus H i l l s Hills P i n e Pine R i d g e Ridge B e v e r l y Beverly H i l l s Hills C r y s t a l Crystal P a r k Park F l o r a l Floral C i t y City T h e M o o r i n g s The Moorings a t P o i n t O at Point O W o o d s Woods T e r r a Terra V i s t a Vista B e v e r l y Beverly H i l l s Hills B r e n t w o o d Brentwood C i t r u s Citrus H i l l s Hills C r y s t a l Crystal G l e n Glen LARGEST SELECTION OF FORECLOSURES IN CITRUS COUNTY 0 0 0 B I 3 Y 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. AMAZING, TASTEFUL, BREATHTAKING...... Hardly touched, this super Sugarmill Woods 3/2/2 pool home! Tranquil lanai w/custom pavers, wood-burning fireplace, spacious living & family rooms, gourmet kitchen w/breakfast bar, custom shelving, decorator lights, interior laundry, tile roof, and a great view of the 8th hole! Must see home for ONLY $263,700! MLS #355303. Call Tomika SpiresHanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. 10135 N. NATCHEZ LOOP 3/2.5/2 on 1+/acre. Withlacoochee River access. REDUCED PRICE $217,000!!! MLS #353174 Call Debbie Tannery 352-613-3983 Tonya Koch 352-613-6427 for directions and more information. BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 3/2/2 pool home in Connell Lake Estates. Beautifully updated large kitchen with cabinets galore, Corian countertops and center island is open to the family room. So many extras at such an affordable price $149,900. MLS #354369 Call 352-726-5263. BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED MAIN HOUSE 2003 D/W split floor plan, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, master suite, designer kitchen, oversized screened porch and dock. PLUSguest cottage is an eclectic property with fireplace, all the amenities and lots of room for the mother in-law, grandkids or extra income. 7840 E. Smoke Trail ONLY $98,000. MLS #355442 Call Jean Cassese 352-201-7034. FULLY RENTED DUPLEX UNIT with 3 bedrooms / 1 bath one each side. Owner has slashed the price to $79,500. Located in Crystal River right down from the Plantation Inn. MLS #347933 Call Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. SUPER FIND in wonderfully maintained community of Whispering Pine Villas desirable corner unit. 2/2/1 with lovely screened porch to watch the world go by. ONLY ASKING $74,900. 1869 Elderberry Lane MLS# 354708 Call Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. FRESH MEAT! 3/2 Inverness pool home on oversized lot just around the corner from Holden Park for ONLY $59,900! Home requires work however this great deal features a caged inground pool, split floor plan, rear covered lanai, rear shed. MLS #355466. 4151 Rainbow. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY to buy this Lexington Discovery Model as super office space on Hwy. 19!!! Property is zoned Professional Business/Office/Stores/Residential. This former model home boasts a gourmet kitchen w/maple cabinets & granite counters, marble vanities, tray ceilings & crown molding, side-entry garage, interior laundry, eat-in kitchen MLS #355456. 8847 S. Suncoast Blvd. Call Tomika SpiresHanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. LOOK ONLY $70,000! 10015 S. Pleasant Grove Rd., Inverness. Almost 7 acres with mobile that you can use or save on county fees. Bringyour livestock or hobby. Old Florida at its best! Call me today for your tour. Julie Van Ness 352302-9157. MLS #342479 SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY to buy this fabulous 2/2/2 Mediterranean Villa nestled in the Landings! Home located in a breathtaking lakefront community minutes to downtown fun and shopping! Home boasts a rear screened porch, split floor plan, vaulted ceilings. Home has received an updated roof, AC, appliances...Take a peek quick! MLS #354212. 512 Palma Ceia Pt. ASKING $129,900. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. BEVERLY HILLS BOMBSHELL! 2/1 home with carport featuring a rear patio, living & family rooms, interior laundry, and front covered porch. MLS #355264. ONLY ASKING $39,500. 74 S. Fillmore. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to buy your new home for CHEAP! Bank-owned 2/1 fixer upper with 1,104 living on over 1/2 acre. Home features living & family rooms, rear screened porch, interior laundry and fireplace. MLS #355454. 5304 James Terr. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kimberly Fuller 352-212-5752. HAVE TIME FOR A PROJECT? You will want to make time for this one! 1981 3/2/1 for ONLY $59,000. Home features a rear porch, standard ceilings, dining area, living & family rooms, breakfast bar, split plan......and in need of repairs. Take a peek and make an offer! MLS #355266. 3838 Alpine. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. SENSATIONAL CITRUS HILLS BUY! 2003 3/2/2 home with 2,201 living nestled on one acre for ONLY $169,000! Tastefully designed water garden on the screened lanai, split floor plan, cathedral & tray ceilings, formal dining, Corian counters & wood cabinets, interior laundry, finished garage with tons of storage, rounded corners, plant shelving....make an appointment quick! MLS #354230. 564 Indigo Terr. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. ABSOLUTELY GINORMOUS MOVE-IN READY 2007 3/2.5 TWO-STORY HOME with 2,736 sq. feet of living. This home boosts new interior paint & flooring, bonus room, interior laundry, pantry, appliances, wood cabinets, split & open floor plans, wood-burning fireplace, crown molding, decorator lights, and nestled on 1.15 acres. ONLY $119,900. MLS #355374. 6840 W. Avocado. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. OPEN HOUSE TODAY 12-2PM PENDING B uttons can be fun to collect or to simply have on hand for projects. Many frugal people salvage buttons from old clothing. Maybe you have them displayed in a mason jar or tucked away in a sewing box. There are plenty of ways to use buttons, so if you come across a bunch at a garage sale or a thrift store, or if you already have some stored away, put them to use. Here are a few ideas: Replacement buttons: Sometimes clothing comes with a replacement button. Save them in case you need them later. Jean, a reader from Canada, shares: I store replacement buttons in a plastic drawer unit. Each color gets a different drawer. I have used them for a number of sewing projects, including tying a quilt with them by sewing a button every six inches. If I have a lot of one type, Ill string them on some buttonhole thread (or other thick thread) and knot it to keep them all in one place. That way I can easily tell if I have enough of a particular type of button. Saves me hours of sorting. Give a boring old blouse a new look with vintage buttons. String them up: Make bracelets, necklaces or wreath-shaped ornaments. You can loop a button onto an elastic hair band too. Earring organizer: Organize your post earrings by pinning them through the holes in a large, flat button. This also works well when packing for a trip. Decorative frame: Theyre pretty to use to jazz up a cheap frame. Another reader, Kathi S. from California, shares: I used a hot-glue gun to glue buttons all around a picture frame. It turned out really well. I also bought a fancy saucer at a thrift shop and cut a picture of our granddaughters to fit in the center. I added buttons around the outside and then hung it in our living room. Crafts: With a little glue, you can add buttons to magnets, votive holders, clay pots, hair clips/barrettes, decorative pushpins/tacks or bookmarks (glue buttons to a ribbon or a paperclip). Theyre great for dressing up white canvas sneakers or tote bags for kids, too. Sell them: Buttons sell well on eBay. Vintage buttons are especially in demand but there are a ton of button collectors who are interested in newer buttons as well. Scrubber: A large, flat button works well when sewn onto the corner of a dishcloth. Use it to scrape dishes or counters. Teaching and fun: Buttons are great for kids to sort, count, create patterns, etc. Use them for games, such as tic-tac-toe, checkers or button toss, or make you own homemade mancala game with buttons and an egg carton. For a tutorial, visit sinasohn.com/crafts/mancala.htm. If you dont have a lot of storage space, you can still store your spare sheets with ease. Place them under your mattress, or fold them and tuck them inside a storage container and keep it under your bed. Or you can simply hang them on an open-ended hanger (made specifically for linens) in your closet. The first reader tip has another suggestion: Sheet storage: I fold fitted sheets as best I can, then store them inside the matching pillowcase, along with the top sheet and the other pillowcase. It looks tidy on the shelf, and its all in one place when its time to change the bedding. M.F., CanadaHydrogen peroxide use: Gargling hydrogen peroxide is great for stopping or reducing a sore throat. Dave S., email Reader Jacqui shares several tips via email: Use for Dawn dish liquid: I had a case of poison ivy that defied my doctor, despite four weeks of shots and prescription meds. The pharmacist told me to scrub with Dawn Bleach Alternative in the shower instead of soap. He said the bleach alternative ingredients would kill it and the Dawn soap would remove the poison oil. It worked for me the poison ivy rash was gone in four days! Frugal uses for old buttons Sara Noel FRUGAL LIVING See FRUGAL / Page E7 In another study, the same researchers gave 193 people either lisinopril, (Zestril, Prinivil; 10 milligrams per day) or hibiscus (250 milligrams in the form of a capsule). After four weeks, the herb had worked almost as well as the drug: Blood pressure decreased 15 percent among those on the drug, and 12 percent among those taking hibiscus. How does hibiscus lower blood pressure? Recent research suggests a combination of reasons: It has diuretic properties, it opens the arteries, and it appears to act as a natural angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, which means it slows the release of hormones that constrict blood vessels. In addition, hibiscus boosts immune function and provides valuable antioxidants. Dose recommendations vary from about 1 teaspoon of dried flowers (technically, the calyxes surrounding the flowers) per cup of boiling water up to the 5 teaspoons used in one of the Mexican studies. Steep five to 10 minutes. If you have high blood pressure, you should own a home blood pressure monitor. Take readings before different doses and retest an hour later to see what works best for you. Check with your doctor prior to taking hibiscus if youre currently on medication to lower blood pressure often a combination of an herb and a lower dose of a pharmaceutical provides the same benefit. As with all medications, allergic reactions or other side effects are possible. If you experience symptoms shortly after ingesting hibiscus, stop taking it until you talk to your doctor. Grow Your Own Hibiscus is a perennial tropical plant, so you may think that growing it in the United States would be limited to the Sun Belt and Hawaii. Not so, says Ira Wallace, owner of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in Mineral, Va. For American growers, Wallace recommends the Thai Red Roselle variety of hibiscus, which thrives as an annual as far north as New Jersey. This beautiful hibiscus has dark green leaves that develop red veins and undersides as they age. The stems and branches are also dark red. Wallaces plants in Virginia grow to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide. In temperate zones, this variety of hibiscus should be started in pots at the same time you would start tomatoes. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches high, transplant them to a sunny spot. Space plants 3 feet apart in rows 5 feet apart. This variety appreciates a soil rich in organic matter, but too much nitrogen will delay flowering until late in the season possibly too late to harvest many flowers. At Wallaces farm in central Virginia, Thai Red Roselle begins to flower in late July to mid-August, and continues until frost. She covers plants with row covers during early light frosts, which allows for harvesting well into October. The flowers are best harvested when fully grown but still tender. They can usually be snapped off by hand, but if stems have hardened, use clippers. Harvesting early and often increases production. On Wallaces farm, production ranges from 1 to 2 pounds of fresh flowers per plant. It takes 10 to 12 pounds of fresh flowers to make 1 pound of dried flowers for tea. For home gardeners, this means three to six plants should produce half a pound of dried flowers for blood-pressurelowering tea, and lots of tender young leaves for a delicious addition to salads. Excerpted from Mother Earth News, the Original Guide to Living Wisely. To read more articles from Mother Earth News, please visit www.MotherEarthNews.com or call 1-800-2343368 to subscribe. Copyright 2011 by Ogden Publications Inc. HIBISCUS Continued from Page E3 GET THE WORD OUT Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit news releases about upcoming community events. Write the name of the event, who sponsors it, when and where it will take place and other details. Include a contact name and phone number to be printed in the paper. News releases are subject to editing. Call 352-563-5660 for further details. Home apple growers switching to organic See APPLES / Page E13 WATERING FINES Effective Jan. 1, Citrus County has stopped issuing warnings for first offenders of local watering rules. The county is issuing citations that carry with them a fine of $100. For current watering restrictions, see the weather map on Page A4 daily.

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O ne of the easiest-to-grow garden flowers is the hybrid gladiolus, originally from South Africa. Dry corms, solid bulblike underground storage units, are sold in grocery and garden stores in early spring. Cost is minimal about 15 corms in a net bag for under $5. Each corm produces a single flower stem only once a year. When that corm is used up, a new, bigger one develops in its place over the summer. The mature corm will grow little cormlets at its base. These have the same color, form and growth characteristics as the parent. Corms planted at the same time will all grow and flower together. To lengthen the flowering period, plant some corms early in March, more two weeks later and the rest at two-week intervals. Gladiolus makes a great cut flower. Flower spikes bloom from the bottom up. Each of the densely packed individual blooms lasts a few days, then the next higher up flower opens. Large, old corms can send off side flowering shoots. The pollinated flowers develop seeds that sprout to produce new plants but not necessarily of the same form and color as the mother. Glads grow best in humusrich, well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acidic, in full sun of more than six hours a day. They thrive on once weekly irrigation or natural rainfall once established in a planting bed of good moisture-retaining soil. Flattened leaves are sword-shaped, up to several feet tall, depending on the species. They can be staked if top-heavy with flowers. Single stems grow for six to eight weeks before the flower stem emerges from the top. Plants left undisturbed in the ground over winter flower at the end of April and into May. Cut off spent flower stalks, but let the leaves continue to live and nourish the newly forming bigger corm and its baby cormlets. When the leaves die off after the growing season, gardeners can dig up the corms. Dry them for a few days, then store in a brown paper bag or box over winter. Separate the cormlets but keep colors in labeled different bags. Corms planted 2 to 3 inches deep are frost-hardy in the north part of Central Florida; more so if covered by a heat-trapping layer of decorative top mulch, such as pine needles. Some gardeners prefer to group flowers of the same color together for a mass effect. Plant groups of different colors a week or two apart. After the first year, once the colors are sorted out, the corms can be left to fend for themselves. They will rot in clay soils or wet conditions irrigation more than weekly is unnecessary. There are more than 300 species of gladiolus, mostly from Africa, but some are native to Europe and Asia. When I moved recently, I forgot to bring a second species of glad formerly called Acidantheramurielae, but now separated as G.callianthus The sweetlyscented white flowers have an attractive deep purple blotch in the center. Blooms droop slightly. They are more delicate and graceful than similar Gladiolus hybrids and not available for sale. Please let me know of plant collectors who have some to trade. This unusual Gladiolus requires a sunny, warm bed and is not frost-hardy, so it needs extra care. 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. and most knowledgeable was you. I hope you can help me appraise them. K., Internet Dear K.: Louis Comfort Tiffany, L.C.T., was the son of Charles Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany Jewelers in the 19th century. His son went on to become world famous for his art glass and leaded glass lampshades. Louis Comfort Tiffanys products were marked with several different signatures. L.C. Tiffany Favrile and LCT were two of the signatures used. The two pieces of art glass you have are genuine. Potential dollar value is below $500 each. Dear John: First, I would like to thank you for your show and the invaluable information you provide to listeners. I look forward to it every Saturday. As to why I am writing today: About 10 years ago, I acquired an uncut sheet of Bank of New England at Goodspeeds Landing bank notes. Goodspeeds Landing and Opera House are shown on the $10 and $20 notes; notes in $3, $5, $10 and $20 denominations are all on one sheet. There is no printing on the rear. With the exception of an approximately 2 inch tear on the upper right corner, which was my fault, the item appears to be in excellent condition. Along the back there are faint marks of some type of tape, which I suspect was used to mount the item. The notes are unsigned and unnumbered. The printer was Danforth, Wright & Co., NY and Phild.. Along the space where the bank president would place his signature is a space pre-printed which is where the remainder of the date would be inserted, I presume. I was wondering if you could assign a more specific date of production and possibly a value as well. I am thinking of framing the item and giving it to my sister, as she owns a historic home on the Connecticut River with the Goodspeed Opera House and Landing just out of sight around a river bend. As a side note, the first warship built by the colonies during the American Revolution was constructed across the street from her home. In fact, a production company is in negotiations right now to rent her home for three to four weeks for a movie. In closing, I would greatly appreciate any information you could provide. Pictures are attached. J.G., Leesburg Dear J.G.: Bank notes are a large category of collector interest. Bank notes attract collectors with their highly decorative engraved printed vignettes, as well as historical relevance. The variety is practically endless, and there is a worldwide selection. For you, as well as our readers, I suggest checking out the collecting club at www.banknoteclub. com, a very interesting site. Dear John: I have a painting signed by Edward Trumbull dated 1916. The painting shows the pilgrims and Indians meeting. Can you tell me if this painting and artist have any value? Should I send a photograph? C.C., Internet Dear C.C.: Edward Trumbull, 18841968, was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He was known as a muralist. Yes, you should send a couple of good photographs. Make sure to examine the back of the painting for possible notations about the scene or the artist. 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 asksikorski@aol.com. L EE R EICH For The Associated PressWhy do some trees weep? Because they want to grow down. Instead of reaching for the sky, as most trees do, young stems of weeping trees toy only briefly with upward growth before arching gracefully earthward. Some plants begin to weep in earnest only after they get some age to them. Many yards benefit from some weeping tree, whether its a willow along a streambank, a weeping cherry lending grace and tranquility to a front lawn, or a weeping beech providing a hideaway for kids. The only caution with weeping trees is not to plant too many, which might mean more than one. Otherwise, the scene can look sad indeed. In the beginning A weeping tree may have begun life as a random seedling whose quirky arrangement of genes directed its stems to weep. Some such plants, although woody, could hardly be called trees. A weeping kind of goat willow, for example, makes a kind of billowing groundcover never rising more Q: I have a home from the early 1970s, and over the years the garage floor has settled about 2 inches. I can still use the garage, but the stairs to the house have also settled. I cut pieces of plywood to cover the steps to raise them back to what they used to be. Im now trying to sell my home, and a contractor friend told me the stairs might be a problem because theyre uneven. Are there any rules covering a home this old? How can I fix the problem? A: When steps are uneven in height, there is the possibility of tripping and falling, even if there is a handrail available. Information from the Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that, in 2007, there were more than 8 million nonfatal injuries caused by unintentional falls in the United States. There was no indication as to how many of these falls were on stairs because falls from ladders, stepstools and tripping are included in these statistics. Data included on nonfatal falling injuries in a chart from the CDC can be found at: www.cdc.gov /ncipc/wisqars/ nonfatal/quickpicks/quickpicks_2007/ unintall.htm. The height of each step is extremely important in preventing tripping and falling. The earliest code books called for steps to have even risers with a maximum of 3/8 of an inch difference between the risers over the entire length of the stairs. When the risers are uneven, people tend to either trip at the higher riser when C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E11 E6 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. MARILYN BOOTH, GRI 1-352-726-6668 1-352-637-4904 TIM DONOVAN, Realtor 1-352-726-6668 1-352-220-0328 000BIBT CAREFREE LIFESTYLES! Sample these styles available right here in Inverness! Three bedroom attached townhouse with glorious view of golf course and canal, home updated by a craftsman for your care-free living. $ 89,000 MLS#355365 A sk for Tim Donovan (352) 220-0328 or Marilyn Booth (352) 637-4904 Three bedroom free-standing home lavished with upgrades such as incredible kitchen cabinetry, built-in wine cooler, private brick-pavered solar-heated pool with fountain and Jacuzzi, all facing Lake Heron. Many other special attributes wed like to tell you about! Owner wants offer! $ 165,000 MLS#353024 A sk for Tim Donovan (352) 220-0328 or Marilyn Booth (352) 637-4904 SHOUT, DONT WHISPER! A larger-than-average one-story villa, 2/2/1, with bay-windowed breakfast area, archway to family room, then out to the screen room with a cooling view of deep woods! $ 87,900 MLS#355213 A sk for Tim Donovan (352) 220-0328 or Marilyn Booth (352) 637-4904 1645 W. Main St., Inverness Exit Realty Leaders 6329 N. MISTY OAK TER. 3 BR 2 BA on an oversized lot that looks like a park. High grade wood flooring and neutral 18 tile flooring. Expanded screened Lanai, roof, heat pump and driveway all installed last year. $160,000 6143 N. WHISPERING OAK LP. Large 2BR 2BA solar heated pool home with oversized pool with private back yard. This is a turn key home. Roof replaced in 05 and new kitchen corian countertop. This is a great home for a winter or year round home. $152,900 105 W. FOREST OAK PL Almost 2500 Sf of living space, this home is a great buy 3BR, 2.5 bath home with screened lanai. Spacious kitchen and large breakfast nook. Wet bar, gas fireplace, and guest bath. You will be surprised when you see this home. $145,900 91 W. FOREST OAK PL Very lovely 3 BR 2.5 BA home with solar heated pool and spa. Over 2500 sf of living space, oversized kitchen 40-year roof and much, much more. $178,900 Call Lili Garcia For Showings At 352-302-9129 000BIN4 Come see the Oak Ridge Homes!! 000BILY Fran Perez Realtor Cell (352) 586-8885 AMERICAN REALTY & INVESTMENTS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU ERA American Realty/Fran Perez 4511 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 Office: 352-746-3600 OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAY 20TH 12-3PM BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH POOL HOME W/2 CAR GARAGE Approximately 2300 living sq. ft. on 5 wooded acres. Home has lots of tile floors for easy maintenance. Privacy abounds, but not desolate! Relax in private by your caged pool under a large lanai. Owner has horses and a 2 stall run-in shed fenced area. Area has plenty of places to ride a horse. You can even walk or ride to the Withlacoochee Trails. Come and take a look. Directions: 491 to Leisure Blvd., Rt. on Whipperwhill and a quick left on Bluebird, to left on Woodthrush and right on S. Chestnut, to sign on right. Call Fran Perez 352-586-8885 5594 CHESTNUT TERR., LECANTO ERA Jackie Davis American Realty & Investments 117 S. Hwy 41 Inverness, FL Betty Powell 352-422-6417 betty.powell@era.com 000BI42 INCOME PRODUCING HOME SINCE 2001 Mobile INVERNESS $19,900 MLS #354172 BEVERL Y HILL S $92,900 3/2/2 HOME Across from Twisted Oaks Golf Course. Florida room built in 1991. MLS #355010 (352) 726-2471 After Hours (352) 302-6714 All Citrus Realty INC CALL Roy Bass TODAY Email: roybass@tampabay.rr.com www.allcitrusrealty.com 000Biq5 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 Multi-Million Dollar Realtor Cell: (352) 634-4346 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700x309 000BINP See Virtual Tours @ www.resalehomes4u.com REALTY GAIL COOPER Always There For You E-mail me: homes4u3@mindspring.com EASY TO LOVE! 3/2/2 2007 pool home on corner cul-de-sac Sweeping circular driveway Corian kitchen with stainless steel Fireplace in the family room Large Master suite with reading corner Well for irrigation #354014 $219,000 WONDERFUL EXTENDED FAMILY HOME! 4+office/2/3 with 2880 sq ft of living Overlooks #1 fairway on Pine Huge side entry 3-car garage Newly remodeled kitchen New roof 2011 new AC 2006 Convenient to clubhouse and restaurant #354992 $159,000 Warped stairs will make it hard to sell house Dwight Barnett HOME MAINTENANCE See STAIRS / Page E10 LEE REICH /Associated Press In this undated photo, a weeping larch is shown in Scarsdale, NY. Why do some trees weep? Haunting growth pattern results from trees genetic structure See WEEPING / Page E10 ATTICContinued from Page E4 All about Gladiolus hybrids Jane Weber JANES GARDEN

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ascending the stairs or stomp down hard on the lower risers when descending the stairs. To give you some idea of why stair risers need to be equal in height, try walking up a flight of stairs with one shoe on and one shoe off, making sure you have a good grip on the handrail when trying this experiment. Just the difference in the height of the shoe can cause tripping. If your home is inspected by a certified American Society of Home Inspectors inspector, the stairs will be an issue in the sale of the home. If the stair risers cannot be made even by adding plywood spacers, then total replacement should be considered. An experienced carpenter can construct a set of wood stairs for the garage, making sure that stairs with three or more risers also have a handrail on one side of the steps. Make sure the door from the house to the garage does not open out over the steps. When a door opens over a stair there has to be a 3by 3-foot landing for the stairs. Dwight Barnett is a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors. Write to him with home improvement questions at C. Dwight Barnett, Evansville Courier & Press, P .O. Box 268, Evansville, IN 47702 or email him at d.Barnett@insightbb.com. than a few feet off the ground. Or, a weeping tree may have begun life with normal stature until some cells in some branch underwent a slight mutation to a weeping habit. Perhaps the mutation was caused by sunlight or temperature; perhaps it was spontaneous. At any rate, all new stems and branches originating from those changed cells weep. Now lets make new plants from that weeping seedling or weeping branches. If the plant is one that roots easily from cuttings, you could just clip off a branch, stick it in the ground or some potting soil, and nurture it along. Problem is that if the tree is a heavy weeper, it will never get much off the ground. To get that weeper up off the ground, or to create a weeping tree from a plant that doesnt root readily from cuttings, graft a stem or bud from the weeping plant atop a trunk of some upright plant. As with any graft, success is possible only if the trunk section is closely related to the weeping stem piece. To create a real, taller tree out of a ground-hugging weeper, or if the plant is one that doesnt root readily from cuttings, graft a stem or bud from the weeping plant atop a trunk of some upright plant. As with any graft, success is possible only if the trunk section is closely related to the weeping stem piece. The graft juncture is usually obvious throughout the life of the tree. Sometimes a branch of a weeping tree will all of a sudden start reaching skyward. (Talk about a wacky looking tree!) That stem could have arisen from a bud below the point where the graft was made. Or a weeping tree that originated as a branch mutation might have retained some non-weeping cells. In either case, just cut any nonweeping stems right back to their origins. Looking beyond the ubiquitous weeping cherries and crabapples, weeping trees are not all that rare. Japanese dogwood (Cornus kousa) is a lovely tree whose white blossoms unfold after the leaves are fully out; the variety Elizabeth Lustgarten has somewhat weepy upper branches. Pendulum, a weeping form of Katsuratree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum), presents a waterfall of bluish green leaves. For a weeping evergreen, few are more graceful than the Sargent hemlock. Or more odd than a weeping form of giant sequoia, whose leading stem pushes skyward, always remaining clothed in a shaggy mane of droopy branches. SHNS photo courtesy Kohler A dual-mount kitchen sink can be mounted as a drop-in sink or as an under-mount sink. This will give you a lot of flexibility when the time comes to pick out a countertop. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E7 E10 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 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 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 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 ELEGANT CUSTOM BUILT HOME In the equestrian section of Pine Ridge next to riding trails. MLS #355468. $410,000 NEW 000BIBM 000BIBM 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 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. TIM DONOVAN Realtor 1-352-726-6668 1-352-220-0328 1645 W. Main St., Inverness 000BIBS HMMMMM...Something Missing? Owners loss may be your gain! In quiet Inverness Highlands West neighborhood, youll find a pleasant lot with slab, driveway, and 12x24 inground pool, plus well and septic. Original house destroyed by fire, all that is now needed is a new footer and a new house! No impact fee! What a savings! $20,000 MLS#353722 What a deal! Call Tim Donovan today at (352) 220-0328. 000BIPP 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 HERNANDO furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath home w/fenced yard on 3 sides and a canal on the other, which is dry at present, but when wet has access to lake H ernando & T sala A popka chain. L arge screened porch and patio. #354661 $79,900 HOMOSASSA -1988 3bdrm, 2 bath-1/2 acre, with living & family rooms & wood burning fireplace; roof over in 2000; both baths renovated recently; dbl paned windows, 4-cumquat trees, dead end paved road, #352370 $47,000 CRYSTAL RIVER 1981 S kyline D/W M/H on over half acre, fenced & cross fenced, covered front patio, 2 sheds, vinyl floors. E xterior painted 2011, roof cool sealed 2011. F urniture negotiable price list in mobile. #353265 $42,000 CRYSTAL RIVER S/W M/H on just over 1 acre of land w/2 bedrooms, 2 baths. H as inground pool and spa. F ront and rear screened porches, rear carport. F ully fenced w/lg workshop/garage. #351466 $49,900 CRYSTAL RIVER waterfront 3 bedroom, 2 bath; 84 ft on deep water canal, covered boathouse (21 x 30), dock, seawall. T ile floors, new carpet in bedrooms, new roof, double paned windows, updated kitchen & baths. #354933 $249,000 HOMOSASSA lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home with circular drive on 2 acres. I nground pool, sunken living room, family rm w/brick fireplace, solarium, huge 20 x 20 workshop w/concrete flr & electric. #348423 $175,000 HOMOSASSA 2 master suites, (2 bedroom, 2 bath) 2 car garage, on 0.90 acre of land, totally renovated, all new 2011 appliances, granite counter tops & island. L iving rm w/wood fireplace. A must see to appreciate. #354595 $125,000 JUST OFF DUNKLIN is this beautiful, big, secluded, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H on 2.5 acres. H uge kitchen w/center island and side boy, lots of cabinets, dining rm, family room, living room, inside laundry rm. #343685 $89,900 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 000BIBJ WINDERMERE AN UPSCALE VILLA COMMUNITY Sitting on our 46-mile Rails-To-Trails. Windermeres maintenance fee offers exterior painting, roof care, lawn/shrub care, irrigation, basic cable, active clubhouse, heated pool. $ 1 5 5 / m o n t h maintenance fee. $155/month Villas and townhouses from $97,000 to $115,000. A PERFECT HIS N HER HOME. For her: gorgeous new kitchen cabinets, granite counters, newer appliances, tray ceilings, wood laminate floors. For him: an 18 x 20 workshop w/both garage & service doors. For them: breakfast nook, interior laundry, garden tub, large pantry, pool with salt system, newer C/H/A. The extended lanai has a fire pit for entertaining, the yard is fenced, and all of this joy sits on an acre on a quiet street. $192,000 MLS 354004 A LOT OF ENJOYMENT AWAITS YOU HERE 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 2-Car garage Split plan Family room w/fireplace Formal dining room Caged pool $159,000 MLS 352706 Q: My husband and I are planning a new kitchen remodel and were trying to do it over time so we wont have to take out a loan. We have a nice layout for the new kitchen in mind, and have already purchased the cabinets. Now we want to purchase the plumbing fixtures. But, we still havent decided on our countertops yet since that step is over a year away. Is there a sink you can recommend that will work with any countertop that we may pick out? This information will be very helpful. Jane, Rhode Island A: Youre in luck. Recently, a new-style stainlesssteel sink has hit the market and is becoming very popular. This type of sink is called a dual-mount kitchen sink because it can be mounted as a drop-in sink or an under-mount sink. So, this will give you a lot of flexibility when the time comes to pick your countertop. If you go with a tile or laminate countertop, you can use it as the drop-in style because of its ultra-flat sink rim. This flat rim can help seal the edges of the sink hole, and the lowprofile flat rim also makes it easy to wipe from the counter directly into the sink. As an undermount, the top side of the ultraflat rim attaches easily to the bottom of solid-surface countertops. Finally, look for a dualmount stainless-steel sink with built-in sound-absorption pads. These pads can reduce disposer and dishwasher drain noise, and that really sounds like a good feature for any kitchen sink. Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book Ed Del Grandes House Call the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@cs.com. Always consult local contractors and codes. Dual-mount sinks provide versatility Ed Del Grande ASK THE PLUMBER Reuse dish soap bottles: I fill an empty dish detergent bottle with bleach and give a squirt to my dishwater and the dishwasher. Use it up: I squeeze all the little takeout packets of ketchup, mustard, etc. into my bigger bottles at home that way they dont get too old before I use them. I just dont understand why people throw those away! Drying rack: I have an extra shower curtain rod centered over my bathtub that I use to hang clothes on hangers to dry. It works well, and I hide it by simply closing the shower curtain! Soil deals: My neighbor recently asked a worker at the Home Depot what they do with all of the bags of garden soil, mulch, peat moss, etc. that have rips in them. The employee pointed to a pallet stacked with ripped bags of the stuff and told my neighbor that they sell it all for $25-36 per stack. Some of this merchandise normally sells for more than $9 per bag. My neighbor loaded his truck for $25. When he had finished using what he needed, he gave us what FRUGAL Continued from Page E5 See FRUGAL / Page E9 pillowcase to prevent lint. Toss this into the washing machine and wash it in hot water. Once washed, run it through the dryer to felt the yarn balls. Remove the yarn balls from the pantyhose and youll notice they will have shrunk a bit. Wrap more yarn around the ball to make it larger (about eight inches around). Place in pantyhose again, wash and dry again for a second felting. It will look a bit fuzzy on the outside, but its now ready to use to prevent static in the dryer. I love my Downy ball, but I have read that they sometimes dont open. Id give their customer service line a call at 800-688-7638 to let them know what is happening and give them a chance to make it right. Also, fabrics that are made from synthetics create a lot of static, so remove them from the dryer before the load is completely dry, or hang them on a hanger, drying rack or line to dry. Dear Sara: How well do you paint your own fingernails? I bought new polish today (Sally Hansen XL Xtremewear in White On) and it seems every time I paint my fingernails with a thick polish, I get it all over the skin next to my nail and it streaks. Is there an easier way to do this? Tisha, Canada Dear Tisha: Im not really an expert on nails, but Ill share what I do. I make sure my hands are clean and moisturized. I file and buff my nails. I make sure my polish has been shaken. Then I paint my nails, starting in the center of each nail, then doing both sides. I use small strokes, not long stripes. I dont brush right up to my cuticles and skin; I let some of my nail show. I apply a second coat and use a top coat, too. I do paint the top coat to the edges. I think most people paint their nails too quickly, use too much polish on the brush and brush too close to the skin. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www. frugalvillage.com), a website that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106, or email sara@ frugalvillage.com. FRUGAL Continued from Page E9 WEEPING Continued from Page E6 STAIRSContinued from Page E6 MEET AND GREET Clubs are invited to submit information about regular meetings for publication on the Community page each weekday. Include the name of the organization, the time, day and place of the meeting, whether it meets weekly, biweekly or monthly, and whom to call for details. Send in information attn: Community Page Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429, or fax to 352-563-3280, attention: Club meetings. E-mail to community@ chronicleonline.com. 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was left over, which was two huge bags of Miracle-Gro garden soil and a bag of mulch. It never hurts to ask you just never know what kind of deals you can find. M.H., Texas Dear Sara: I recently bought a new washing machine without realizing that it doesnt have a fabric softener dispenser. Now Im left with a whole bottle of softener. Short of running to the basement and trying to catch the rinse cycle, is there any way I can use this stuff? Is it possible to make your own dryer sheets? I tried one of the balls that you fill, but it didnt release the softener. I wonder if it has anything to do with the way the new machines are designed to save water. Any help would be appreciated. Beverley M., Massachusetts Dear Beverley: You can dilute liquid fabric softener or cheap hair conditioner with water and use it to fill a spray bottle or plastic container, such as a baby-wipes container. Use the spray bottle of softener and spritz a washcloth, or soak a cloth in the plastic container, wring it out and toss it into the dryer. If you miss the scent, add a few drops of essential oil. You can reuse aluminum foil by wadding it into 3-inch diameter fabric softening balls and use a few to reduce static in the dryer, too. Reuse a tennis ball, or make your own dryer balls from wool. I suggest wool over the tennis ball because the rubber from the tennis ball could smell over time due to the high heat. To make a wool dryer ball, use 100 percent wool-felting yarn. Acrylic yarn doesnt felt, and dont use superwash wool because its treated not to felt. Make a few small yarn balls, approximately 5 inches around. Wrap the yarn tightly. Pull the yarn end through the yarn ball to prevent unraveling. You can add drops of essential oil for scent, too. Place the balls in pantyhose, tying a knot between each ball, or tie a piece of yarn or a rubber band in between so it resembles sausage links. Place the pantyhose chain of yarn balls into a mesh laundry bag orC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E9 E8 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000BJ5N EVELYN SURRENCY REALTOR Cell: 352-634-1861 evelyn.surrency@century21.com 835 NE US19, Crystal River, FL 352-795-0021 Great waterfront corner unit condominium nestled in The Islands. 2BR, 2BA, boat dock. Community pool and tennis court are ideal features plus maintenance free living. $125,000 ESTATE SALE Perfect location for a small winter home. 2BR, 1BA on 1 ac. w/shed. Attached covered 1 carport and front porch. High and dry off 488 close to Lake Rousseau and the back waters. Little rough on the edges, needs some TLC. Sold As-Is. $20,000 Very nice, clean 2BR, 2BA, split plan DW manufactured home. Front screened porch and on the back a screened porch. 2 car carport all situated on a landscaped level 1 acre and utility shed. Located in a great neighborhood, paved roads, close to Rock Crusher Elementary School, shopping and the Homosassa River. All within 10 min. of the area. $46,000 Two commercial bldgs. w/room for expansion. Prime location with heavy traffic, located less than 1/2 mi. from US 19. Bldgs. are a total of 4920 sq. ft. Lg. bldg.. has tenant with 3 years left on balance of lease. Second bldg. perfect for many business ventures. Paved parking, storage bldg., cen. water. Also includes over 1 acre fenced. Corner parcel. Owner financing available. $495,000 NEW HOME & HOMESITE IN SUGARMILL WOODS Building Custom Homes throughout the Nature Coast 000BIMM 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 Nancy Ayres 352-279-5058 EXIT Realty Leaders Pelican Cove, Crystal River 11044 W Cove Dr., Crystal River, MLS#354745 $144, 900 Spacious Waterfront Villa With Breathtaking View Directions: U.S. 19 N past Crystal River Mall, left on St. Park Dr., Left into Pelican Cove. Follow entrance to right, Villa on left. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3PM 000BIN2 352-527-1112 PRICE REDUCED Old MacDonald had a ... restaurant? S ARAH M ILLER GRIT magazine O ld MacDonald had a farm, and on his farm he had a ... restaurant? Thats right: Farm restaurants are sprouting across the nation. This dining trend makes sense as more consumers insist on fresh, local food. Hyper-local (for example, restaurant gardens, do your own butchering) was listed as one of the Top 5 trends in 2011 by The National Restaurant Association. Locally sourced meats and locally grown produce also made the Top 5. Colleges and universities are responding to the growing interest in farm-to-fork dining by offering fieldwork for culinary students. Colorados Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, for example, now offers a fiveweek off-campus externship that takes students to work on farms and ranches, as well as in wineries and restaurants. SARAH MILLER /GRIT magazineA father and son order a pizza from the takeout window at the J.L. Hawkins farm customers can watch the pizzas being assemble d and baked in a wood-fired oven. Owner Jeff Hawkins hand stretches pizza dough made from flour milled at Greenfield Mills in nearby Howe, Indiana. SARAH MILLER /GRIT magazine As interest grows in locally-grown food, farms branch out into eatery business See RESTAURANTS / Page E9 For small family and hobby farmers, operating restaurants supplements unpredictable incomes and connects farmers to the community. Farmers not only find it fiscally wise, but many find reward in sharing their bounty and educating people about farming. In fact, farm tours are often part of the dining experience. While many farm restaurants share a commitment to fresh, sustainable philosophies, the types of restaurants vary widely. Across the country, meals range from rustic, down-home cooking to elegant, gourmet destinations, and the restaurants from alfresco-seasonal to yearround dining establishments. Here are a few examples. Farmer Joe Johnston was faced with a dilemma. He could either sell out to urban sprawl or preserve part of his family farm and share it with the growing community of Gilbert, Arizona. Johnston chose the latter, and that decision has served him well. Joes Farm Grill serves more than 1,400 burgers a week and has received rave reviews on the Food Networks show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Johnston converted his 1960s boyhood home into a fun, trendy grill that serves ribs, pizza and the signature Cheeseburger Built for Two. Arizona beef burgers are topped with crisp Johnston farm vegetables. For preserving urban agriculture, the highvolume restaurant business allows us to keep the farming tradition, Johnston says. The restaurant opened in 2006 and sits on 16 acres of urban farmland. Citrus, olives, lettuce, apricots, tomatoes, herbs, medjool dates and more are produced for Johnstons farm restaurant. The tighter you can integrate the farm-tofork concept, the more people are interested, Johnston says. More than a dozen cars line the grass, creating a makeshift parking lot on the J.L. Hawkins Family Farm. Diners drive from miles around to savor a slice of heaven in eastern Indiana. A farmer and ordained Lutheran pastor, Jeff Hawkins, along with his family, serves up to 100 savory, wood-fired pizzas on Friday nights from May to mid-September to benefit HOPE CSA Inc., a nonprofit clergy education program. The Neapolitan-inspired pizzas burst with flavorful, fresh ingredients like pepperoni, sausage, chicken, tomato and basil straight off Hawkins farm. The only items not sourced there are the cheese and flour that come from neighboring Indiana farms. The Hawkins family and volunteers have been running the carryout pizza restaurant for three years. Serving pizzas on the farm seemed natural since we are such a food family, says Hawkins. Hawkins son, Zach, a baker, created the crowd-pleasing dough recipe that uses a touch of farm-produced honey. To bake the pizzas, the family constructed a wood-fire oven using old bricks from a nearby farmhouse. A lot of people hold up Naples, Italy, as the best pizza. We try to learn from that and use as many local ingredients as possible. Weve taken Italian cooking and moved it to our little corner of Indiana, Zach says. Diners are invited to dine alfresco on the beautiful 99-acre farm near North Manchester. A high tunnel allows patrons to dine rain or shine. Picnic tables under ample shade trees provide views of grazing cattle and clucking chickens. I love finding places like this, says local resident Maxwell Mattern. Knowing theres a local farm that serves pizza with fresh ingredients makes me feel my communitys taking steps towards a greener tomorrow. Hawkins loves seeing families come together to enjoy their pizza. Its great to see kids who normally dont get to experience a farm. As the evening sun casts a soft, hazy halo around the emerald fields and relaxed diners, its evident that Hawkins serves a slice of heaven. Tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the Restaurant at Elderberry Pond sits in the middle of the Lego familys 100-acre farm. Lunch and dinner patrons view orchards, vineyards and gardens while feasting on roasted organic free-range chicken, freshly dug organic potatoes, and just-picked vegetables of the day. The aromas of crisp apple pies and sun-drenched, raspberry-filled tarts float through the dining room. We have a passion for sharing fresh, local foods from our farm, says farmer Lou Lego, who opened the restaurant in 2004. We started a food store in a small stone building and sold prepared soups and coleslaw made with farm ingredients. People told us, We love your food, and you really need to open a restaurant so we can eat on the farm. Making the leap from farmer to restaurateur was natural, Lego says. His wife is a nutritionist and his son, Chris, attended the Culinary Institute and worked as a chef in Atlanta. Now Chris works as Elderberry Ponds executive chef, and he can be found marinating pork from Mulefoot heritage pigs or creating sublime apple desserts from some of the farms 100 apple varieties. The trick is to create a menu that matches whats in season, Lego says. Vegetables appear on plates just hours after being picked. Legos restaurant is evidence that the farm restaurant trend is strong. Were starting to get a lot of culinary students who are interested in doing internships here, Lego says, Not just for the restaurant. They want the farm restaurant experience. As crowds gather for these unique experiences, its clear the farm restaurant concept is here to stay. Excerpted from GRIT, Celebrating Rural America Since 1882. To read more articles from GRIT, please visit www.Grit.com or call 866-624-9388 to subscribe. Copyright 2011 by Ogden Publications Inc. RESTAURANTSContinued from Page E8 FRUGAL Continued from Page E7 See FRUGAL / Page E10

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was left over, which was two huge bags of Miracle-Gro garden soil and a bag of mulch. It never hurts to ask you just never know what kind of deals you can find. M.H., Texas Dear Sara: I recently bought a new washing machine without realizing that it doesnt have a fabric softener dispenser. Now Im left with a whole bottle of softener. Short of running to the basement and trying to catch the rinse cycle, is there any way I can use this stuff? Is it possible to make your own dryer sheets? I tried one of the balls that you fill, but it didnt release the softener. I wonder if it has anything to do with the way the new machines are designed to save water. Any help would be appreciated. Beverley M., Massachusetts Dear Beverley: You can dilute liquid fabric softener or cheap hair conditioner with water and use it to fill a spray bottle or plastic container, such as a baby-wipes container. Use the spray bottle of softener and spritz a washcloth, or soak a cloth in the plastic container, wring it out and toss it into the dryer. If you miss the scent, add a few drops of essential oil. You can reuse aluminum foil by wadding it into 3-inch diameter fabric softening balls and use a few to reduce static in the dryer, too. Reuse a tennis ball, or make your own dryer balls from wool. I suggest wool over the tennis ball because the rubber from the tennis ball could smell over time due to the high heat. To make a wool dryer ball, use 100 percent wool-felting yarn. Acrylic yarn doesnt felt, and dont use superwash wool because its treated not to felt. Make a few small yarn balls, approximately 5 inches around. Wrap the yarn tightly. Pull the yarn end through the yarn ball to prevent unraveling. You can add drops of essential oil for scent, too. Place the balls in pantyhose, tying a knot between each ball, or tie a piece of yarn or a rubber band in between so it resembles sausage links. Place the pantyhose chain of yarn balls into a mesh laundry bag orC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E9 E8 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000BJ5N EVELYN SURRENCY REALTOR Cell: 352-634-1861 evelyn.surrency@century21.com 835 NE US19, Crystal River, FL 352-795-0021 Great waterfront corner unit condominium nestled in The Islands. 2BR, 2BA, boat dock. Community pool and tennis court are ideal features plus maintenance free living. $125,000 ESTATE SALE Perfect location for a small winter home. 2BR, 1BA on 1 ac. w/shed. Attached covered 1 carport and front porch. High and dry off 488 close to Lake Rousseau and the back waters. Little rough on the edges, needs some TLC. Sold As-Is. $20,000 Very nice, clean 2BR, 2BA, split plan DW manufactured home. Front screened porch and on the back a screened porch. 2 car carport all situated on a landscaped level 1 acre and utility shed. Located in a great neighborhood, paved roads, close to Rock Crusher Elementary School, shopping and the Homosassa River. All within 10 min. of the area. $46,000 Two commercial bldgs. w/room for expansion. Prime location with heavy traffic, located less than 1/2 mi. from US 19. Bldgs. are a total of 4920 sq. ft. Lg. bldg.. has tenant with 3 years left on balance of lease. Second bldg. perfect for many business ventures. Paved parking, storage bldg., cen. water. Also includes over 1 acre fenced. Corner parcel. Owner financing available. $495,000 NEW HOME & HOMESITE IN SUGARMILL WOODS Building Custom Homes throughout the Nature Coast 000BIMM 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 Nancy Ayres 352-279-5058 EXIT Realty Leaders Pelican Cove, Crystal River 11044 W Cove Dr., Crystal River, MLS#354745 $144, 900 Spacious Waterfront Villa With Breathtaking View Directions: U.S. 19 N past Crystal River Mall, left on St. Park Dr., Left into Pelican Cove. Follow entrance to right, Villa on left. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3PM 000BIN2 352-527-1112 PRICE REDUCED Old MacDonald had a ... restaurant? S ARAH M ILLER GRIT magazine O ld MacDonald had a farm, and on his farm he had a ... restaurant? Thats right: Farm restaurants are sprouting across the nation. This dining trend makes sense as more consumers insist on fresh, local food. Hyper-local (for example, restaurant gardens, do your own butchering) was listed as one of the Top 5 trends in 2011 by The National Restaurant Association. Locally sourced meats and locally grown produce also made the Top 5. Colleges and universities are responding to the growing interest in farm-to-fork dining by offering fieldwork for culinary students. Colorados Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, for example, now offers a fiveweek off-campus externship that takes students to work on farms and ranches, as well as in wineries and restaurants. SARAH MILLER /GRIT magazineA father and son order a pizza from the takeout window at the J.L. Hawkins farm customers can watch the pizzas being assemble d and baked in a wood-fired oven. Owner Jeff Hawkins hand stretches pizza dough made from flour milled at Greenfield Mills in nearby Howe, Indiana. SARAH MILLER /GRIT magazine As interest grows in locally-grown food, farms branch out into eatery business See RESTAURANTS / Page E9 For small family and hobby farmers, operating restaurants supplements unpredictable incomes and connects farmers to the community. Farmers not only find it fiscally wise, but many find reward in sharing their bounty and educating people about farming. In fact, farm tours are often part of the dining experience. While many farm restaurants share a commitment to fresh, sustainable philosophies, the types of restaurants vary widely. Across the country, meals range from rustic, down-home cooking to elegant, gourmet destinations, and the restaurants from alfresco-seasonal to yearround dining establishments. Here are a few examples. Farmer Joe Johnston was faced with a dilemma. He could either sell out to urban sprawl or preserve part of his family farm and share it with the growing community of Gilbert, Arizona. Johnston chose the latter, and that decision has served him well. Joes Farm Grill serves more than 1,400 burgers a week and has received rave reviews on the Food Networks show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Johnston converted his 1960s boyhood home into a fun, trendy grill that serves ribs, pizza and the signature Cheeseburger Built for Two. Arizona beef burgers are topped with crisp Johnston farm vegetables. For preserving urban agriculture, the highvolume restaurant business allows us to keep the farming tradition, Johnston says. The restaurant opened in 2006 and sits on 16 acres of urban farmland. Citrus, olives, lettuce, apricots, tomatoes, herbs, medjool dates and more are produced for Johnstons farm restaurant. The tighter you can integrate the farm-tofork concept, the more people are interested, Johnston says. More than a dozen cars line the grass, creating a makeshift parking lot on the J.L. Hawkins Family Farm. Diners drive from miles around to savor a slice of heaven in eastern Indiana. A farmer and ordained Lutheran pastor, Jeff Hawkins, along with his family, serves up to 100 savory, wood-fired pizzas on Friday nights from May to mid-September to benefit HOPE CSA Inc., a nonprofit clergy education program. The Neapolitan-inspired pizzas burst with flavorful, fresh ingredients like pepperoni, sausage, chicken, tomato and basil straight off Hawkins farm. The only items not sourced there are the cheese and flour that come from neighboring Indiana farms. The Hawkins family and volunteers have been running the carryout pizza restaurant for three years. Serving pizzas on the farm seemed natural since we are such a food family, says Hawkins. Hawkins son, Zach, a baker, created the crowd-pleasing dough recipe that uses a touch of farm-produced honey. To bake the pizzas, the family constructed a wood-fire oven using old bricks from a nearby farmhouse. A lot of people hold up Naples, Italy, as the best pizza. We try to learn from that and use as many local ingredients as possible. Weve taken Italian cooking and moved it to our little corner of Indiana, Zach says. Diners are invited to dine alfresco on the beautiful 99-acre farm near North Manchester. A high tunnel allows patrons to dine rain or shine. Picnic tables under ample shade trees provide views of grazing cattle and clucking chickens. I love finding places like this, says local resident Maxwell Mattern. Knowing theres a local farm that serves pizza with fresh ingredients makes me feel my communitys taking steps towards a greener tomorrow. Hawkins loves seeing families come together to enjoy their pizza. Its great to see kids who normally dont get to experience a farm. As the evening sun casts a soft, hazy halo around the emerald fields and relaxed diners, its evident that Hawkins serves a slice of heaven. Tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the Restaurant at Elderberry Pond sits in the middle of the Lego familys 100-acre farm. Lunch and dinner patrons view orchards, vineyards and gardens while feasting on roasted organic free-range chicken, freshly dug organic potatoes, and just-picked vegetables of the day. The aromas of crisp apple pies and sun-drenched, raspberry-filled tarts float through the dining room. We have a passion for sharing fresh, local foods from our farm, says farmer Lou Lego, who opened the restaurant in 2004. We started a food store in a small stone building and sold prepared soups and coleslaw made with farm ingredients. People told us, We love your food, and you really need to open a restaurant so we can eat on the farm. Making the leap from farmer to restaurateur was natural, Lego says. His wife is a nutritionist and his son, Chris, attended the Culinary Institute and worked as a chef in Atlanta. Now Chris works as Elderberry Ponds executive chef, and he can be found marinating pork from Mulefoot heritage pigs or creating sublime apple desserts from some of the farms 100 apple varieties. The trick is to create a menu that matches whats in season, Lego says. Vegetables appear on plates just hours after being picked. Legos restaurant is evidence that the farm restaurant trend is strong. Were starting to get a lot of culinary students who are interested in doing internships here, Lego says, Not just for the restaurant. They want the farm restaurant experience. As crowds gather for these unique experiences, its clear the farm restaurant concept is here to stay. Excerpted from GRIT, Celebrating Rural America Since 1882. To read more articles from GRIT, please visit www.Grit.com or call 866-624-9388 to subscribe. Copyright 2011 by Ogden Publications Inc. RESTAURANTSContinued from Page E8 FRUGAL Continued from Page E7 See FRUGAL / Page E10

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ascending the stairs or stomp down hard on the lower risers when descending the stairs. To give you some idea of why stair risers need to be equal in height, try walking up a flight of stairs with one shoe on and one shoe off, making sure you have a good grip on the handrail when trying this experiment. Just the difference in the height of the shoe can cause tripping. If your home is inspected by a certified American Society of Home Inspectors inspector, the stairs will be an issue in the sale of the home. If the stair risers cannot be made even by adding plywood spacers, then total replacement should be considered. An experienced carpenter can construct a set of wood stairs for the garage, making sure that stairs with three or more risers also have a handrail on one side of the steps. Make sure the door from the house to the garage does not open out over the steps. When a door opens over a stair there has to be a 3by 3-foot landing for the stairs. Dwight Barnett is a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors. Write to him with home improvement questions at C. Dwight Barnett, Evansville Courier & Press, P .O. Box 268, Evansville, IN 47702 or email him at d.Barnett@insightbb.com. than a few feet off the ground. Or, a weeping tree may have begun life with normal stature until some cells in some branch underwent a slight mutation to a weeping habit. Perhaps the mutation was caused by sunlight or temperature; perhaps it was spontaneous. At any rate, all new stems and branches originating from those changed cells weep. Now lets make new plants from that weeping seedling or weeping branches. If the plant is one that roots easily from cuttings, you could just clip off a branch, stick it in the ground or some potting soil, and nurture it along. Problem is that if the tree is a heavy weeper, it will never get much off the ground. To get that weeper up off the ground, or to create a weeping tree from a plant that doesnt root readily from cuttings, graft a stem or bud from the weeping plant atop a trunk of some upright plant. As with any graft, success is possible only if the trunk section is closely related to the weeping stem piece. To create a real, taller tree out of a ground-hugging weeper, or if the plant is one that doesnt root readily from cuttings, graft a stem or bud from the weeping plant atop a trunk of some upright plant. As with any graft, success is possible only if the trunk section is closely related to the weeping stem piece. The graft juncture is usually obvious throughout the life of the tree. Sometimes a branch of a weeping tree will all of a sudden start reaching skyward. (Talk about a wacky looking tree!) That stem could have arisen from a bud below the point where the graft was made. Or a weeping tree that originated as a branch mutation might have retained some non-weeping cells. In either case, just cut any nonweeping stems right back to their origins. Looking beyond the ubiquitous weeping cherries and crabapples, weeping trees are not all that rare. Japanese dogwood (Cornus kousa) is a lovely tree whose white blossoms unfold after the leaves are fully out; the variety Elizabeth Lustgarten has somewhat weepy upper branches. Pendulum, a weeping form of Katsuratree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum), presents a waterfall of bluish green leaves. For a weeping evergreen, few are more graceful than the Sargent hemlock. Or more odd than a weeping form of giant sequoia, whose leading stem pushes skyward, always remaining clothed in a shaggy mane of droopy branches. SHNS photo courtesy Kohler A dual-mount kitchen sink can be mounted as a drop-in sink or as an under-mount sink. This will give you a lot of flexibility when the time comes to pick out a countertop. 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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 ELEGANT CUSTOM BUILT HOME In the equestrian section of Pine Ridge next to riding trails. MLS #355468. $410,000 NEW 000BIBM 000BIBM 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 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. TIM DONOVAN Realtor 1-352-726-6668 1-352-220-0328 1645 W. Main St., Inverness 000BIBS HMMMMM...Something Missing? Owners loss may be your gain! In quiet Inverness Highlands West neighborhood, youll find a pleasant lot with slab, driveway, and 12x24 inground pool, plus well and septic. Original house destroyed by fire, all that is now needed is a new footer and a new house! No impact fee! What a savings! $20,000 MLS#353722 What a deal! Call Tim Donovan today at (352) 220-0328. 000BIPP 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 HERNANDO furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath home w/fenced yard on 3 sides and a canal on the other, which is dry at present, but when wet has access to lake H ernando & T sala A popka chain. L arge screened porch and patio. #354661 $79,900 HOMOSASSA -1988 3bdrm, 2 bath-1/2 acre, with living & family rooms & wood burning fireplace; roof over in 2000; both baths renovated recently; dbl paned windows, 4-cumquat trees, dead end paved road, #352370 $47,000 CRYSTAL RIVER 1981 S kyline D/W M/H on over half acre, fenced & cross fenced, covered front patio, 2 sheds, vinyl floors. E xterior painted 2011, roof cool sealed 2011. F urniture negotiable price list in mobile. #353265 $42,000 CRYSTAL RIVER S/W M/H on just over 1 acre of land w/2 bedrooms, 2 baths. H as inground pool and spa. F ront and rear screened porches, rear carport. F ully fenced w/lg workshop/garage. #351466 $49,900 CRYSTAL RIVER waterfront 3 bedroom, 2 bath; 84 ft on deep water canal, covered boathouse (21 x 30), dock, seawall. T ile floors, new carpet in bedrooms, new roof, double paned windows, updated kitchen & baths. #354933 $249,000 HOMOSASSA lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home with circular drive on 2 acres. I nground pool, sunken living room, family rm w/brick fireplace, solarium, huge 20 x 20 workshop w/concrete flr & electric. #348423 $175,000 HOMOSASSA 2 master suites, (2 bedroom, 2 bath) 2 car garage, on 0.90 acre of land, totally renovated, all new 2011 appliances, granite counter tops & island. L iving rm w/wood fireplace. A must see to appreciate. #354595 $125,000 JUST OFF DUNKLIN is this beautiful, big, secluded, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, D/W M/H on 2.5 acres. H uge kitchen w/center island and side boy, lots of cabinets, dining rm, family room, living room, inside laundry rm. #343685 $89,900 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 000BIBJ WINDERMERE AN UPSCALE VILLA COMMUNITY Sitting on our 46-mile Rails-To-Trails. Windermeres maintenance fee offers exterior painting, roof care, lawn/shrub care, irrigation, basic cable, active clubhouse, heated pool. $ 1 5 5 / m o n t h maintenance fee. $155/month Villas and townhouses from $97,000 to $115,000. A PERFECT HIS N HER HOME. For her: gorgeous new kitchen cabinets, granite counters, newer appliances, tray ceilings, wood laminate floors. For him: an 18 x 20 workshop w/both garage & service doors. For them: breakfast nook, interior laundry, garden tub, large pantry, pool with salt system, newer C/H/A. The extended lanai has a fire pit for entertaining, the yard is fenced, and all of this joy sits on an acre on a quiet street. $192,000 MLS 354004 A LOT OF ENJOYMENT AWAITS YOU HERE 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 2-Car garage Split plan Family room w/fireplace Formal dining room Caged pool $159,000 MLS 352706 Q: My husband and I are planning a new kitchen remodel and were trying to do it over time so we wont have to take out a loan. We have a nice layout for the new kitchen in mind, and have already purchased the cabinets. Now we want to purchase the plumbing fixtures. But, we still havent decided on our countertops yet since that step is over a year away. Is there a sink you can recommend that will work with any countertop that we may pick out? This information will be very helpful. Jane, Rhode Island A: Youre in luck. Recently, a new-style stainlesssteel sink has hit the market and is becoming very popular. This type of sink is called a dual-mount kitchen sink because it can be mounted as a drop-in sink or an under-mount sink. So, this will give you a lot of flexibility when the time comes to pick your countertop. If you go with a tile or laminate countertop, you can use it as the drop-in style because of its ultra-flat sink rim. This flat rim can help seal the edges of the sink hole, and the lowprofile flat rim also makes it easy to wipe from the counter directly into the sink. As an undermount, the top side of the ultraflat rim attaches easily to the bottom of solid-surface countertops. Finally, look for a dualmount stainless-steel sink with built-in sound-absorption pads. These pads can reduce disposer and dishwasher drain noise, and that really sounds like a good feature for any kitchen sink. Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book Ed Del Grandes House Call the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@cs.com. Always consult local contractors and codes. Dual-mount sinks provide versatility Ed Del Grande ASK THE PLUMBER Reuse dish soap bottles: I fill an empty dish detergent bottle with bleach and give a squirt to my dishwater and the dishwasher. Use it up: I squeeze all the little takeout packets of ketchup, mustard, etc. into my bigger bottles at home that way they dont get too old before I use them. I just dont understand why people throw those away! Drying rack: I have an extra shower curtain rod centered over my bathtub that I use to hang clothes on hangers to dry. It works well, and I hide it by simply closing the shower curtain! Soil deals: My neighbor recently asked a worker at the Home Depot what they do with all of the bags of garden soil, mulch, peat moss, etc. that have rips in them. The employee pointed to a pallet stacked with ripped bags of the stuff and told my neighbor that they sell it all for $25-36 per stack. Some of this merchandise normally sells for more than $9 per bag. My neighbor loaded his truck for $25. When he had finished using what he needed, he gave us what FRUGAL Continued from Page E5 See FRUGAL / Page E9 pillowcase to prevent lint. Toss this into the washing machine and wash it in hot water. Once washed, run it through the dryer to felt the yarn balls. Remove the yarn balls from the pantyhose and youll notice they will have shrunk a bit. Wrap more yarn around the ball to make it larger (about eight inches around). Place in pantyhose again, wash and dry again for a second felting. It will look a bit fuzzy on the outside, but its now ready to use to prevent static in the dryer. I love my Downy ball, but I have read that they sometimes dont open. Id give their customer service line a call at 800-688-7638 to let them know what is happening and give them a chance to make it right. Also, fabrics that are made from synthetics create a lot of static, so remove them from the dryer before the load is completely dry, or hang them on a hanger, drying rack or line to dry. Dear Sara: How well do you paint your own fingernails? I bought new polish today (Sally Hansen XL Xtremewear in White On) and it seems every time I paint my fingernails with a thick polish, I get it all over the skin next to my nail and it streaks. Is there an easier way to do this? Tisha, Canada Dear Tisha: Im not really an expert on nails, but Ill share what I do. I make sure my hands are clean and moisturized. I file and buff my nails. I make sure my polish has been shaken. Then I paint my nails, starting in the center of each nail, then doing both sides. I use small strokes, not long stripes. I dont brush right up to my cuticles and skin; I let some of my nail show. I apply a second coat and use a top coat, too. I do paint the top coat to the edges. I think most people paint their nails too quickly, use too much polish on the brush and brush too close to the skin. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www. frugalvillage.com), a website that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106, or email sara@ frugalvillage.com. FRUGAL Continued from Page E9 WEEPING Continued from Page E6 STAIRSContinued from Page E6 MEET AND GREET Clubs are invited to submit information about regular meetings for publication on the Community page each weekday. Include the name of the organization, the time, day and place of the meeting, whether it meets weekly, biweekly or monthly, and whom to call for details. Send in information attn: Community Page Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429, or fax to 352-563-3280, attention: Club meetings. E-mail to community@ chronicleonline.com. 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O ne of the easiest-to-grow garden flowers is the hybrid gladiolus, originally from South Africa. Dry corms, solid bulblike underground storage units, are sold in grocery and garden stores in early spring. Cost is minimal about 15 corms in a net bag for under $5. Each corm produces a single flower stem only once a year. When that corm is used up, a new, bigger one develops in its place over the summer. The mature corm will grow little cormlets at its base. These have the same color, form and growth characteristics as the parent. Corms planted at the same time will all grow and flower together. To lengthen the flowering period, plant some corms early in March, more two weeks later and the rest at two-week intervals. Gladiolus makes a great cut flower. Flower spikes bloom from the bottom up. Each of the densely packed individual blooms lasts a few days, then the next higher up flower opens. Large, old corms can send off side flowering shoots. The pollinated flowers develop seeds that sprout to produce new plants but not necessarily of the same form and color as the mother. Glads grow best in humusrich, well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acidic, in full sun of more than six hours a day. They thrive on once weekly irrigation or natural rainfall once established in a planting bed of good moisture-retaining soil. Flattened leaves are sword-shaped, up to several feet tall, depending on the species. They can be staked if top-heavy with flowers. Single stems grow for six to eight weeks before the flower stem emerges from the top. Plants left undisturbed in the ground over winter flower at the end of April and into May. Cut off spent flower stalks, but let the leaves continue to live and nourish the newly forming bigger corm and its baby cormlets. When the leaves die off after the growing season, gardeners can dig up the corms. Dry them for a few days, then store in a brown paper bag or box over winter. Separate the cormlets but keep colors in labeled different bags. Corms planted 2 to 3 inches deep are frost-hardy in the north part of Central Florida; more so if covered by a heat-trapping layer of decorative top mulch, such as pine needles. Some gardeners prefer to group flowers of the same color together for a mass effect. Plant groups of different colors a week or two apart. After the first year, once the colors are sorted out, the corms can be left to fend for themselves. They will rot in clay soils or wet conditions irrigation more than weekly is unnecessary. There are more than 300 species of gladiolus, mostly from Africa, but some are native to Europe and Asia. When I moved recently, I forgot to bring a second species of glad formerly called Acidantheramurielae, but now separated as G.callianthus The sweetlyscented white flowers have an attractive deep purple blotch in the center. Blooms droop slightly. They are more delicate and graceful than similar Gladiolus hybrids and not available for sale. Please let me know of plant collectors who have some to trade. This unusual Gladiolus requires a sunny, warm bed and is not frost-hardy, so it needs extra care. 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. and most knowledgeable was you. I hope you can help me appraise them. K., Internet Dear K.: Louis Comfort Tiffany, L.C.T., was the son of Charles Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany Jewelers in the 19th century. His son went on to become world famous for his art glass and leaded glass lampshades. Louis Comfort Tiffanys products were marked with several different signatures. L.C. Tiffany Favrile and LCT were two of the signatures used. The two pieces of art glass you have are genuine. Potential dollar value is below $500 each. Dear John: First, I would like to thank you for your show and the invaluable information you provide to listeners. I look forward to it every Saturday. As to why I am writing today: About 10 years ago, I acquired an uncut sheet of Bank of New England at Goodspeeds Landing bank notes. Goodspeeds Landing and Opera House are shown on the $10 and $20 notes; notes in $3, $5, $10 and $20 denominations are all on one sheet. There is no printing on the rear. With the exception of an approximately 2 inch tear on the upper right corner, which was my fault, the item appears to be in excellent condition. Along the back there are faint marks of some type of tape, which I suspect was used to mount the item. The notes are unsigned and unnumbered. The printer was Danforth, Wright & Co., NY and Phild.. Along the space where the bank president would place his signature is a space pre-printed which is where the remainder of the date would be inserted, I presume. I was wondering if you could assign a more specific date of production and possibly a value as well. I am thinking of framing the item and giving it to my sister, as she owns a historic home on the Connecticut River with the Goodspeed Opera House and Landing just out of sight around a river bend. As a side note, the first warship built by the colonies during the American Revolution was constructed across the street from her home. In fact, a production company is in negotiations right now to rent her home for three to four weeks for a movie. In closing, I would greatly appreciate any information you could provide. Pictures are attached. J.G., Leesburg Dear J.G.: Bank notes are a large category of collector interest. Bank notes attract collectors with their highly decorative engraved printed vignettes, as well as historical relevance. The variety is practically endless, and there is a worldwide selection. For you, as well as our readers, I suggest checking out the collecting club at www.banknoteclub. com, a very interesting site. Dear John: I have a painting signed by Edward Trumbull dated 1916. The painting shows the pilgrims and Indians meeting. Can you tell me if this painting and artist have any value? Should I send a photograph? C.C., Internet Dear C.C.: Edward Trumbull, 18841968, was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He was known as a muralist. Yes, you should send a couple of good photographs. Make sure to examine the back of the painting for possible notations about the scene or the artist. 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 asksikorski@aol.com. L EE R EICH For The Associated PressWhy do some trees weep? Because they want to grow down. Instead of reaching for the sky, as most trees do, young stems of weeping trees toy only briefly with upward growth before arching gracefully earthward. Some plants begin to weep in earnest only after they get some age to them. Many yards benefit from some weeping tree, whether its a willow along a streambank, a weeping cherry lending grace and tranquility to a front lawn, or a weeping beech providing a hideaway for kids. The only caution with weeping trees is not to plant too many, which might mean more than one. Otherwise, the scene can look sad indeed. In the beginning A weeping tree may have begun life as a random seedling whose quirky arrangement of genes directed its stems to weep. Some such plants, although woody, could hardly be called trees. A weeping kind of goat willow, for example, makes a kind of billowing groundcover never rising more Q: I have a home from the early 1970s, and over the years the garage floor has settled about 2 inches. I can still use the garage, but the stairs to the house have also settled. I cut pieces of plywood to cover the steps to raise them back to what they used to be. Im now trying to sell my home, and a contractor friend told me the stairs might be a problem because theyre uneven. Are there any rules covering a home this old? How can I fix the problem? A: When steps are uneven in height, there is the possibility of tripping and falling, even if there is a handrail available. Information from the Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that, in 2007, there were more than 8 million nonfatal injuries caused by unintentional falls in the United States. There was no indication as to how many of these falls were on stairs because falls from ladders, stepstools and tripping are included in these statistics. Data included on nonfatal falling injuries in a chart from the CDC can be found at: www.cdc.gov /ncipc/wisqars/ nonfatal/quickpicks/quickpicks_2007/ unintall.htm. The height of each step is extremely important in preventing tripping and falling. The earliest code books called for steps to have even risers with a maximum of 3/8 of an inch difference between the risers over the entire length of the stairs. When the risers are uneven, people tend to either trip at the higher riser when C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E11 E6 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. MARILYN BOOTH, GRI 1-352-726-6668 1-352-637-4904 TIM DONOVAN, Realtor 1-352-726-6668 1-352-220-0328 000BIBT CAREFREE LIFESTYLES! Sample these styles available right here in Inverness! Three bedroom attached townhouse with glorious view of golf course and canal, home updated by a craftsman for your care-free living. $ 89,000 MLS#355365 A sk for Tim Donovan (352) 220-0328 or Marilyn Booth (352) 637-4904 Three bedroom free-standing home lavished with upgrades such as incredible kitchen cabinetry, built-in wine cooler, private brick-pavered solar-heated pool with fountain and Jacuzzi, all facing Lake Heron. Many other special attributes wed like to tell you about! Owner wants offer! $ 165,000 MLS#353024 A sk for Tim Donovan (352) 220-0328 or Marilyn Booth (352) 637-4904 SHOUT, DONT WHISPER! A larger-than-average one-story villa, 2/2/1, with bay-windowed breakfast area, archway to family room, then out to the screen room with a cooling view of deep woods! $ 87,900 MLS#355213 A sk for Tim Donovan (352) 220-0328 or Marilyn Booth (352) 637-4904 1645 W. Main St., Inverness Exit Realty Leaders 6329 N. MISTY OAK TER. 3 BR 2 BA on an oversized lot that looks like a park. High grade wood flooring and neutral 18 tile flooring. Expanded screened Lanai, roof, heat pump and driveway all installed last year. $160,000 6143 N. WHISPERING OAK LP. Large 2BR 2BA solar heated pool home with oversized pool with private back yard. This is a turn key home. Roof replaced in 05 and new kitchen corian countertop. This is a great home for a winter or year round home. $152,900 105 W. FOREST OAK PL Almost 2500 Sf of living space, this home is a great buy 3BR, 2.5 bath home with screened lanai. Spacious kitchen and large breakfast nook. Wet bar, gas fireplace, and guest bath. You will be surprised when you see this home. $145,900 91 W. FOREST OAK PL Very lovely 3 BR 2.5 BA home with solar heated pool and spa. Over 2500 sf of living space, oversized kitchen 40-year roof and much, much more. $178,900 Call Lili Garcia For Showings At 352-302-9129 000BIN4 Come see the Oak Ridge Homes!! 000BILY Fran Perez Realtor Cell (352) 586-8885 AMERICAN REALTY & INVESTMENTS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU ERA American Realty/Fran Perez 4511 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 Office: 352-746-3600 OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAY 20TH 12-3PM BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH POOL HOME W/2 CAR GARAGE Approximately 2300 living sq. ft. on 5 wooded acres. Home has lots of tile floors for easy maintenance. Privacy abounds, but not desolate! Relax in private by your caged pool under a large lanai. Owner has horses and a 2 stall run-in shed fenced area. Area has plenty of places to ride a horse. You can even walk or ride to the Withlacoochee Trails. Come and take a look. Directions: 491 to Leisure Blvd., Rt. on Whipperwhill and a quick left on Bluebird, to left on Woodthrush and right on S. Chestnut, to sign on right. Call Fran Perez 352-586-8885 5594 CHESTNUT TERR., LECANTO ERA Jackie Davis American Realty & Investments 117 S. Hwy 41 Inverness, FL Betty Powell 352-422-6417 betty.powell@era.com 000BI42 INCOME PRODUCING HOME SINCE 2001 Mobile INVERNESS $19,900 MLS #354172 BEVERL Y HILL S $92,900 3/2/2 HOME Across from Twisted Oaks Golf Course. Florida room built in 1991. MLS #355010 (352) 726-2471 After Hours (352) 302-6714 All Citrus Realty INC CALL Roy Bass TODAY Email: roybass@tampabay.rr.com www.allcitrusrealty.com 000Biq5 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 Multi-Million Dollar Realtor Cell: (352) 634-4346 OFFICE : (352) 382-1700x309 000BINP See Virtual Tours @ www.resalehomes4u.com REALTY GAIL COOPER Always There For You E-mail me: homes4u3@mindspring.com EASY TO LOVE! 3/2/2 2007 pool home on corner cul-de-sac Sweeping circular driveway Corian kitchen with stainless steel Fireplace in the family room Large Master suite with reading corner Well for irrigation #354014 $219,000 WONDERFUL EXTENDED FAMILY HOME! 4+office/2/3 with 2880 sq ft of living Overlooks #1 fairway on Pine Huge side entry 3-car garage Newly remodeled kitchen New roof 2011 new AC 2006 Convenient to clubhouse and restaurant #354992 $159,000 Warped stairs will make it hard to sell house Dwight Barnett HOME MAINTENANCE See STAIRS / Page E10 LEE REICH /Associated Press In this undated photo, a weeping larch is shown in Scarsdale, NY. Why do some trees weep? Haunting growth pattern results from trees genetic structure See WEEPING / Page E10 ATTICContinued from Page E4 All about Gladiolus hybrids Jane Weber JANES GARDEN

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D EAN F OSDICK For The Associated PressAn apple a day keeps the doctor away, but maybe less so if you spray. Thats why organic fruit management is becoming more common in commercial and home orchards, industry analysts say. The problem with using chemicals to fix problems is that the chemicals might provide a short-term solution but they actually create longterm problems, said Jeff Dinslage, president of Nature Hills Nursery in Omaha, Neb., the largest online seller of trees in the country. More and more of our customers simply dont want to use chemicals in their backyards that could harm their children, their pets and themselves. Organic produce is enriched through the use of organic matter and cover crops. No chemical pesticides, fungicides or fertilizer are applied. Much commercially grown produce has chemical residues on it, even if you wash it, said Sonya LunC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E5 E12 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 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 000BI43 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-3 535 E. Charleston Ct. MLS #342358 $294,900 Beautiful 2007 nearly new Sanderson Bay built home. Directions: Rte. 486 to south on Annapolis, to right on Charleston, to home on right. Jo Ann Martin 352-613-2238 1007 NE 3rd Ave. MLS #351663 $119,000 Cracker Style 3/2.5 that has been totally remodeled & updated. Brian Murray 352-212-5913 1147 S. Fieldview Loop MLS #354850 $175,000 Upgrades galore in this 3/2/2 pool home. Ron Egnot 352-287-9219 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 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-3 4394 N. Indianhead Rd. MLS #353960 $229,900 Elegantly 3/3/2 Sweetwater custom home on 1.30 acres. Directions: Rte 486 to north on Annapolis, to end of road, to right on Indianhead to #4394. Jo Ann Martin 352-613-2238 7825 E. Brooks Ln. MLS #353915 $86,900 Country feel 3/2 mobile on 2 acres. Sandra Olear 352-212-4058 652 E. Falconry Ct. MLS #354814 $149,000 Immaculate 3/2/2 Meadows Golf Course Pool Home. Dick Hildebrandt 352-586-0478 5248 N. Bronco Terr. MLS #355458 $165,000 BEST PRICED 4/3/2 pool home in Pine Ridge! Tami Mayer 352-476-1507 9850 E. Pebble Creek Ct. MLS #354468 $71,900 Bright 2/2/1 furnished villa. Matt Robinson 937-219-6949 2285 N. Brentwood Cir. MLS #344572 $109,900 Beautiful 3/2/2 Pool villa with extra upgrades. Mark Casper 352-476-8136 3 Montana St. MLS #355490 $79,900 MOVE-IN-READY 2/2/2 Imperial Executive II. Teresa Boozer 352-634-0213 1437 W. Double Eagle Ct. MLS #355269 $349,000 Elegant 3/2/3 home close to Bella Vita. Sandra Olear 352-212-4058 3335 N. Tamarisk Ave. MLS #352508 $78,500 2/2/2 home on large lot with private setting. Richard Silva 352-616-2239 PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING F a i r v i e w Fairview E s t a t e s Estates C i t r u s Citrus H i l l s Hills P i n e Pine R i d g e Ridge B e v e r l y Beverly H i l l s Hills C r y s t a l Crystal P a r k Park F l o r a l Floral C i t y City T h e M o o r i n g s The Moorings a t P o i n t O at Point O W o o d s Woods T e r r a Terra V i s t a Vista B e v e r l y Beverly H i l l s Hills B r e n t w o o d Brentwood C i t r u s Citrus H i l l s Hills C r y s t a l Crystal G l e n Glen LARGEST SELECTION OF FORECLOSURES IN CITRUS COUNTY 0 0 0 B I 3 Y 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. AMAZING, TASTEFUL, BREATHTAKING...... Hardly touched, this super Sugarmill Woods 3/2/2 pool home! Tranquil lanai w/custom pavers, wood-burning fireplace, spacious living & family rooms, gourmet kitchen w/breakfast bar, custom shelving, decorator lights, interior laundry, tile roof, and a great view of the 8th hole! Must see home for ONLY $263,700! MLS #355303. Call Tomika SpiresHanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. 10135 N. NATCHEZ LOOP 3/2.5/2 on 1+/acre. Withlacoochee River access. REDUCED PRICE $217,000!!! MLS #353174 Call Debbie Tannery 352-613-3983 Tonya Koch 352-613-6427 for directions and more information. BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 3/2/2 pool home in Connell Lake Estates. Beautifully updated large kitchen with cabinets galore, Corian countertops and center island is open to the family room. So many extras at such an affordable price $149,900. MLS #354369 Call 352-726-5263. BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED MAIN HOUSE 2003 D/W split floor plan, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, master suite, designer kitchen, oversized screened porch and dock. PLUSguest cottage is an eclectic property with fireplace, all the amenities and lots of room for the mother in-law, grandkids or extra income. 7840 E. Smoke Trail ONLY $98,000. MLS #355442 Call Jean Cassese 352-201-7034. FULLY RENTED DUPLEX UNIT with 3 bedrooms / 1 bath one each side. Owner has slashed the price to $79,500. Located in Crystal River right down from the Plantation Inn. MLS #347933 Call Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. SUPER FIND in wonderfully maintained community of Whispering Pine Villas desirable corner unit. 2/2/1 with lovely screened porch to watch the world go by. ONLY ASKING $74,900. 1869 Elderberry Lane MLS# 354708 Call Kathy Chapman 352-476-4988. FRESH MEAT! 3/2 Inverness pool home on oversized lot just around the corner from Holden Park for ONLY $59,900! Home requires work however this great deal features a caged inground pool, split floor plan, rear covered lanai, rear shed. MLS #355466. 4151 Rainbow. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY to buy this Lexington Discovery Model as super office space on Hwy. 19!!! Property is zoned Professional Business/Office/Stores/Residential. This former model home boasts a gourmet kitchen w/maple cabinets & granite counters, marble vanities, tray ceilings & crown molding, side-entry garage, interior laundry, eat-in kitchen MLS #355456. 8847 S. Suncoast Blvd. Call Tomika SpiresHanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. LOOK ONLY $70,000! 10015 S. Pleasant Grove Rd., Inverness. Almost 7 acres with mobile that you can use or save on county fees. Bringyour livestock or hobby. Old Florida at its best! Call me today for your tour. Julie Van Ness 352302-9157. MLS #342479 SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY to buy this fabulous 2/2/2 Mediterranean Villa nestled in the Landings! Home located in a breathtaking lakefront community minutes to downtown fun and shopping! Home boasts a rear screened porch, split floor plan, vaulted ceilings. Home has received an updated roof, AC, appliances...Take a peek quick! MLS #354212. 512 Palma Ceia Pt. ASKING $129,900. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. BEVERLY HILLS BOMBSHELL! 2/1 home with carport featuring a rear patio, living & family rooms, interior laundry, and front covered porch. MLS #355264. ONLY ASKING $39,500. 74 S. Fillmore. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to buy your new home for CHEAP! Bank-owned 2/1 fixer upper with 1,104 living on over 1/2 acre. Home features living & family rooms, rear screened porch, interior laundry and fireplace. MLS #355454. 5304 James Terr. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kimberly Fuller 352-212-5752. HAVE TIME FOR A PROJECT? You will want to make time for this one! 1981 3/2/1 for ONLY $59,000. Home features a rear porch, standard ceilings, dining area, living & family rooms, breakfast bar, split plan......and in need of repairs. Take a peek and make an offer! MLS #355266. 3838 Alpine. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. SENSATIONAL CITRUS HILLS BUY! 2003 3/2/2 home with 2,201 living nestled on one acre for ONLY $169,000! Tastefully designed water garden on the screened lanai, split floor plan, cathedral & tray ceilings, formal dining, Corian counters & wood cabinets, interior laundry, finished garage with tons of storage, rounded corners, plant shelving....make an appointment quick! MLS #354230. 564 Indigo Terr. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. ABSOLUTELY GINORMOUS MOVE-IN READY 2007 3/2.5 TWO-STORY HOME with 2,736 sq. feet of living. This home boosts new interior paint & flooring, bonus room, interior laundry, pantry, appliances, wood cabinets, split & open floor plans, wood-burning fireplace, crown molding, decorator lights, and nestled on 1.15 acres. ONLY $119,900. MLS #355374. 6840 W. Avocado. Call Tomika Spires-Hanssen 352-586-6598 or Kim Fuller 352-212-5752. OPEN HOUSE TODAY 12-2PM PENDING B uttons can be fun to collect or to simply have on hand for projects. Many frugal people salvage buttons from old clothing. Maybe you have them displayed in a mason jar or tucked away in a sewing box. There are plenty of ways to use buttons, so if you come across a bunch at a garage sale or a thrift store, or if you already have some stored away, put them to use. Here are a few ideas: Replacement buttons: Sometimes clothing comes with a replacement button. Save them in case you need them later. Jean, a reader from Canada, shares: I store replacement buttons in a plastic drawer unit. Each color gets a different drawer. I have used them for a number of sewing projects, including tying a quilt with them by sewing a button every six inches. If I have a lot of one type, Ill string them on some buttonhole thread (or other thick thread) and knot it to keep them all in one place. That way I can easily tell if I have enough of a particular type of button. Saves me hours of sorting. Give a boring old blouse a new look with vintage buttons. String them up: Make bracelets, necklaces or wreath-shaped ornaments. You can loop a button onto an elastic hair band too. Earring organizer: Organize your post earrings by pinning them through the holes in a large, flat button. This also works well when packing for a trip. Decorative frame: Theyre pretty to use to jazz up a cheap frame. Another reader, Kathi S. from California, shares: I used a hot-glue gun to glue buttons all around a picture frame. It turned out really well. I also bought a fancy saucer at a thrift shop and cut a picture of our granddaughters to fit in the center. I added buttons around the outside and then hung it in our living room. Crafts: With a little glue, you can add buttons to magnets, votive holders, clay pots, hair clips/barrettes, decorative pushpins/tacks or bookmarks (glue buttons to a ribbon or a paperclip). Theyre great for dressing up white canvas sneakers or tote bags for kids, too. Sell them: Buttons sell well on eBay. Vintage buttons are especially in demand but there are a ton of button collectors who are interested in newer buttons as well. Scrubber: A large, flat button works well when sewn onto the corner of a dishcloth. Use it to scrape dishes or counters. Teaching and fun: Buttons are great for kids to sort, count, create patterns, etc. Use them for games, such as tic-tac-toe, checkers or button toss, or make you own homemade mancala game with buttons and an egg carton. For a tutorial, visit sinasohn.com/crafts/mancala.htm. If you dont have a lot of storage space, you can still store your spare sheets with ease. Place them under your mattress, or fold them and tuck them inside a storage container and keep it under your bed. Or you can simply hang them on an open-ended hanger (made specifically for linens) in your closet. The first reader tip has another suggestion: Sheet storage: I fold fitted sheets as best I can, then store them inside the matching pillowcase, along with the top sheet and the other pillowcase. It looks tidy on the shelf, and its all in one place when its time to change the bedding. M.F., CanadaHydrogen peroxide use: Gargling hydrogen peroxide is great for stopping or reducing a sore throat. Dave S., email Reader Jacqui shares several tips via email: Use for Dawn dish liquid: I had a case of poison ivy that defied my doctor, despite four weeks of shots and prescription meds. The pharmacist told me to scrub with Dawn Bleach Alternative in the shower instead of soap. He said the bleach alternative ingredients would kill it and the Dawn soap would remove the poison oil. It worked for me the poison ivy rash was gone in four days! Frugal uses for old buttons Sara Noel FRUGAL LIVING See FRUGAL / Page E7 In another study, the same researchers gave 193 people either lisinopril, (Zestril, Prinivil; 10 milligrams per day) or hibiscus (250 milligrams in the form of a capsule). After four weeks, the herb had worked almost as well as the drug: Blood pressure decreased 15 percent among those on the drug, and 12 percent among those taking hibiscus. How does hibiscus lower blood pressure? Recent research suggests a combination of reasons: It has diuretic properties, it opens the arteries, and it appears to act as a natural angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, which means it slows the release of hormones that constrict blood vessels. In addition, hibiscus boosts immune function and provides valuable antioxidants. Dose recommendations vary from about 1 teaspoon of dried flowers (technically, the calyxes surrounding the flowers) per cup of boiling water up to the 5 teaspoons used in one of the Mexican studies. Steep five to 10 minutes. If you have high blood pressure, you should own a home blood pressure monitor. Take readings before different doses and retest an hour later to see what works best for you. Check with your doctor prior to taking hibiscus if youre currently on medication to lower blood pressure often a combination of an herb and a lower dose of a pharmaceutical provides the same benefit. As with all medications, allergic reactions or other side effects are possible. If you experience symptoms shortly after ingesting hibiscus, stop taking it until you talk to your doctor. Grow Your Own Hibiscus is a perennial tropical plant, so you may think that growing it in the United States would be limited to the Sun Belt and Hawaii. Not so, says Ira Wallace, owner of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in Mineral, Va. For American growers, Wallace recommends the Thai Red Roselle variety of hibiscus, which thrives as an annual as far north as New Jersey. This beautiful hibiscus has dark green leaves that develop red veins and undersides as they age. The stems and branches are also dark red. Wallaces plants in Virginia grow to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide. In temperate zones, this variety of hibiscus should be started in pots at the same time you would start tomatoes. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches high, transplant them to a sunny spot. Space plants 3 feet apart in rows 5 feet apart. This variety appreciates a soil rich in organic matter, but too much nitrogen will delay flowering until late in the season possibly too late to harvest many flowers. At Wallaces farm in central Virginia, Thai Red Roselle begins to flower in late July to mid-August, and continues until frost. She covers plants with row covers during early light frosts, which allows for harvesting well into October. The flowers are best harvested when fully grown but still tender. They can usually be snapped off by hand, but if stems have hardened, use clippers. Harvesting early and often increases production. On Wallaces farm, production ranges from 1 to 2 pounds of fresh flowers per plant. It takes 10 to 12 pounds of fresh flowers to make 1 pound of dried flowers for tea. For home gardeners, this means three to six plants should produce half a pound of dried flowers for blood-pressurelowering tea, and lots of tender young leaves for a delicious addition to salads. Excerpted from Mother Earth News, the Original Guide to Living Wisely. To read more articles from Mother Earth News, please visit www.MotherEarthNews.com or call 1-800-2343368 to subscribe. Copyright 2011 by Ogden Publications Inc. HIBISCUS Continued from Page E3 GET THE WORD OUT Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit news releases about upcoming community events. Write the name of the event, who sponsors it, when and where it will take place and other details. Include a contact name and phone number to be printed in the paper. News releases are subject to editing. Call 352-563-5660 for further details. Home apple growers switching to organic See APPLES / Page E13 WATERING FINES Effective Jan. 1, Citrus County has stopped issuing warnings for first offenders of local watering rules. The county is issuing citations that carry with them a fine of $100. For current watering restrictions, see the weather map on Page A4 daily.

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der, a senior analyst for the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit that examines toxins in foods. With apples, for instance, there are lots of pesticides and fungicides involved in their growth and storage, she said. When looking at residue data, apples usually top the list. Be versatile in what you eat and where you shop. Although U.S. apple production has declined in recent years, consumer demand has spurred a fast-growing organic apple industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. Apples managed under organic farming systems now account for 6 percent of total U.S. apple acreage. Gregory Peck, a horticulture professor at Virginia Tech, noted that there are probably a dozen or so diseases that attack apples, and 60 or so insects. If you must spray, Peck said, do it responsibly. Ask yourself if the problem is causing enough injury that you have to protect it, Peck said. Time it properly. Spray when youre going to target the pests. Choose materials that will control the problem, but wont be detrimental to beneficial insects or water quality. If you opt to go organic, start with the right plant in the right place, he said. Hardier varieties generally perform better than others under organic management. With apples, that would include the Liberty, Enterprise and Gold Rush varieties, he said. For fruit production, also choose the most disease-resistant varieties you can, he said. Look at natives that have proven reliable in your area. Bob Sewall, owner of Sewall Organic Orchard in Lincoln ville, Maine, says successful organic farming begins with the soil. A healthy soil makes for a healthy plant, he said. Thats the basis of organic management. I spent two years preparing the soils in our orchard. Organic growers must be vigilant about spotting small problems before they become big ones, Dinslage said. You might also have to tolerate a less than photographically perfect apple, he said. But the benefits of treating a healthy environment for all living things more than outweigh the slight hassles involved with organic growing. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E13 E4 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE To See Visual Tours and view ALL Citrus County listings, visit . .LouMiele.com E RA R eal Estat e 000BI4P AMERICAN REALTY & INVESTMENTS 4511 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 Office: 352-746-3600 Lou Miele Realtor Cell: (352) 697-1685 ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU TERRA VISTA Fabulous Lantana 2 bed, 2 bath, den, Corian, extended lanai, lots of extras. MLS #352881 $224,900 LAUREL RIDGE 2 bed, 2 bath, bonus room, 1803 sq. ft. Well maintained and move-in ready. Corian counters. MLS #350133 $114,500 SEE VISUAL TOUR BEVERLY HILLS 2 bed, 1 bath needs some TLC. MLS #353145 ONLY $24,900 TERRA VISTA Beautiful Windward 3 bed, 2.5 bath, superbly maintained, PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! MLS #352882 $224,900 PINE RIDGE POOL In-law suite, on golf course, 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car gar. Loaded! MLS #355285 $349,900 SELLER MOTIVATED Nice building lot in Crystal Paradise estates. Build your dream home in this wonderful and sought after neighborhood. Make an offer. MLS #350667 $9,999 CITRUS HILLS GOLF COURSE 3 bed, 2 bath on The Meadows MLS #352891 ONLY $116,900 SUGARMILL WOODS 2 story Cypress Village pool home 3 bed, 2 bath, bonus room, finished basement. MLS #352072 $99,900 SHOR T SALE R EDUCED CLEARVIEW ESTATES Great one acre building lot. MLS #352750 $24,900 PRIME COMMERCIAL LOCATION Two lots approx. 2 acres. Zoned PSO near intersection 486 & 491. $249,900 PRIME GNC LOCATION On Hwy. 44 near Hwy. 491. Approx. .8 acres $129,900 INVERNESS LAKEFRONT .45 acres on Big Lake Henderson $29,900 BLACK DIAMOND RANCH 3 bed, 3 bath, over 2,800 sf of elegant living area. Membership Optional! MLS # 354221 $199,900 FAIRVIEW ESTATES POOL HOME 4/3.5 3116 sf living area with stunning details and abundant upgrades. MLS #353835 $349,000 CITRUS HILLS POOL HOME 4 bed, 3 bath immaculate and well-maintained MLS #354094 $214,900 R EDUCED R EDUCED R EDUCED 0 0 0 B I 3 T 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 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#353652 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $415,000 2Bd+ Office Space/ 2.5Bath/1Car/ Brentwood Townhomes Fully furnished Immaculate end unit townhome with extensive tile flooring, Corian countertops and nice private lanai. Social Club Membership included. #1169 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,150 Terra Vista & Brentwood Rentals! Terms 6 Months or More Social Membership included with all Rentals 4Bd/3Bath/2+Car/Hillside South Beautiful home in Terra Vista with a picturesque view of the Skyview Golf Course. Popular Cordova model with 4 bedrooms plus a den/office. Nice upgraded features such as hardwood flooring, Corian, extended lanai, gas fireplace and a two-car garage with golf cart bay. MLS#354012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $409,000 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 2Bd/2Bath/2Car/Hillside Villas This home is all about outdoor living. Great lanai overlooking the Skyview Golf Course is expanded with an open patio complete with lots of room for your grill, outdoor patio furniture and fire pit. Open floor plan features lots of upgrades including maple cabinets, solid surface countertops and an expanded shower in the master bath. MLS#354017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $229,000 3Bd/2.5Bath/1Car/Brentwood Townhomes Spacious unfurnished end unit. Great location. Enjoy the amenities of Terra Vista with your rental including the luxurious Bella Vita Spa and Fitness Center. #1149 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,100 D ear John: I am writing to you to see if you might be able to help me or at least send me in the right direction. I recently found 2 pieces of Tiffany glass. One is blue iridescent, signed on the bottom with -4194 L.C. Tiffany Favrile. It is about 5.5 inches tall and about 5 inches wide. It also has a small chip on the lip. The other is an iridescent champagne gold, signed on the bottom with L C T. It is about 5.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide. This one, however, looks as if someone may have professionally drilled a hole toward the bottom. I can only think it was to make it light up. I know there are many fakes out there. Are there any distinguishing factors? I thought it a little odd that I would find two pieces together that were signed with two different marks of different times for the same maker, if they were both fakes. I have talked to many people about getting some real help and answers and everyone thought the person who would be interested T o achieve a healthy weight, it is important to be physically active every day and eat nutritiously. One of the barriers to being physically active is screen time. This is the amount of time that kids and adults spend in front of a screen which includes the time spent watching television and DVDs, playing video games, and using the computer for activities that are not school or work-related. Since the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) recommend that children six years old or older get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, screen time should be replaced with some type of physical activity. To assist parents in reducing screen time to no more than two hours per day and encourage kids (and parents) to move more, here are some recommendations: Explain to children that in order to maintain a healthy weight, it is important to sit less and move more. Other benefits will be that they will have fun as they learn or improve physical skills. Keep track of how much time you and your family spends in front of a screen and how much physical activity you get. Then, you can see if changes need to be made. Create and enforce a rule that limits screen time to no more than 2 hours per day. Adults need to be good role models for kids and follow the rules they set for them. Avoid placing a TV or computer in a childs bedroom, since kids who have these devices in their bedrooms watch about 1.5 hours more TV per day than those who dont. Lastly, make the time in front of the screen more active by doing stretches or yoga. Call Monica Payne at the Extension office at 352-527-5713. Citrus County Extension links the public with the University of Florida/IFAS knowledge, research, and resources to address youth, family, community, and agricultural needs. All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. Monica Payne is the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for Citrus County Extension. Farm-fresh eating PAGE E8 Real Estate Digest PAGE E3 Inside... For current property transactions, use the search features on the website for the Citrus County Property Appraisers Office, www.pa.citrus.fl.us. Reduce screen time 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. 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 See ATTIC / Page E11 Tiffany glass pieces, uncut banknotes are collectors items John Sikorski SIKORSKIS ATTIC These uncut bank notes were issued by the Bank of New England at Goodspeeds Landing. Bank notes are a large category of collecting; the variety of notes available is practically endless. Special to the Chronicle Monica Payne CONSUMER SCIENCE APPLES Continued from Page E12 Associated PressGAINESVILLE A survey of real estate professionals shows Floridas market outlook improved in the first quarter of 2012. The University of Florida released the results last week. Respondents said they felt optimistic because of the falling unemployment rate and increased activity in rental housing. Floridas jobless rate dropped from 9.9 percent in December to 9 percent in March. The universitys Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index reached its highest level since 2007. It measures respondents own business outlook. Officials at the universitys Kelly A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies attributed that increase to an improving economy and lending environment. A total of 189 real estate analysts and investors participated in the survey. They were worried, though, about future uncertainties including federal spending cuts and tax reductions that may expire. Survey shows Fla. real estate outlook improving Respondents felt optimistic because of falling unemployment rates and increased activity in rental housing.

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ALISON ROGERS /Mother Earth News Hibiscus tea is a safe, effective and tasty way to manage high blood pressure. M ICHAEL C ASTLEMAN Mother Earth NewsRecent studies show that hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure as effectively as some standard hypertension drugs can. Hibiscus is widely consumed around the world as a ruby-colored, lemony beverage (its the main ingredient in Red Zinger tea). Hibiscus is safe and, unlike most blood pressure drugs, rarely causes side effects. Plus, hibiscus plants can be grown in much of the United States, so you can actually grow your own blood pressure medicine. Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) has been used to treat high blood pressure in both African and Asian traditional medicine. In 1996, researchers in Nigeria confirmed this age-old wisdom by showing that hibiscus flowers reduced blood pressure in laboratory animals. Soon after, researchers in Iran showed the same benefit in people. After measuring the blood pressure of 54 hypertensive adults, the researchers gave them 10 ounces of either black tea or hibiscus tea for 12 days. Average blood pressure decreased slightly in the black tea group, but decreased a significant 10 percent in the hibiscus group. Since then, several additional studies have confirmed this effect, including two that tested hibiscus head-to-head against standard blood pressure medications: Scientists in Mexico gave 75 hypertensive adults either captopril (Capoten; 25 milligrams twice a day) or hibiscus tea (brewed from 10 grams of crushed dried flowers about 5 teaspoons per 1 to 2 cups water once a day). After four weeks, the herb had worked, as well as the drug, with both groups showing an 11 percent drop in blood pressure. Fleming is tops at The VillagesMaria Fleming was recognized as the top sales agent for April 2012 from The Villages of Citrus Hills Fleming and her husband, Jack, are proud to call Terra Vista of Citrus Hills home and make the most of their spare time by entertaining, listening to music, cooking and enjoying the areas bountiful waterways. The Welcome Center for The Villages of Citrus Hills is located at 2400 N. Terra Vista Boulevard in Hernando, Florida. Visit them online at www.Citrus Hills.com. Team surpasses $4 million mark Citrus Ridge Realty is proud to recognize Kirk and Amanda Johnson and Buyers Specialist Tom Balfour They have closed more than $4 million in sales in 2012. Reach them at 3527469000, or by email at AKJohnson@atlantic.net. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E3 E14 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 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 I 3 X 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 $118,500 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 $49,900 BEVERLY HILLS FURN ISHED P OOL P E N D I N G P E N D I N G PENDING P E N D I N G P E N D I N G PENDING 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 000BIHJ OPEN HOUSE TUES., MAY 22ND 9:30AM-12NOON Directions: 491 N. to (R) into Oak Ridge (this is Whispering Oak Lp.). Home is on (L) toward bottom of hill. OAK RIDGE $139,900 634 N. WHISPERING OAK LP, BEVERLY HILLS, FL LIVE IN A COMMUNITY THAT CARES! 2004 custom built Rusaw home, beautiful turnkey Oxford model, LR, DR, huge comfortable eat-in kitchen, great for a gathering of friends & family. 3BR, 2 bath, tile in the entry, kitchen, foyer, baths & lanai. French doors, extra large master w/walkin closet. Community pool, tennis courts, clubhouse & BBQ area. Mobile Homes For Rent CRYSTALRIVER3/2 -1st/last/sec $525 per mo. Call for app. 352-628-1062 HOMOSASSA 2/1, $475. + dep 3/2 $600 + dep. (352) 634-4508 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 LECANTO 3/2, 1st Mo. Rent FREE $600 mo+sec wtr/garb. incl.d (352) 628-5990 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 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 INVERNESS 55+ Comm. 2/1.5, carport, screen rm. shed $3995 ( 352) 586-7962 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 Mobile Homes For Sale 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 Palm Harbor Village New 2012 Models Doubles & Singles $15K off All Homes 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 carport nicely furn. MH on Homosassa River,dock shed, f/l/s sht/long term $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 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath on Approx 1/2 Acre $29,900 owner finan. with $3,000 down and payment of $475. or cash price of $25,000 (352) 687-3030 CRYSTALRIVER 4/2, on 5 Acres, 15 X 30 family room, w/wet bar, fireplace. Reduced $139,500. (352) 465-8346 Mobile Homes and Land 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 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 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 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 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 RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368 000BI0F www .CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com BEVERLY HILLS 87 S. Adams St. . . . .$6252/1.5/1 Open Floor Plan 2430 W. Tall Oaks Dr. $13003/3/2 Pool Home CRYSTAL RIVER 959 Mayo Dr. . . . . .$650 1/1 Studio 11435 Dixie Shores . .$9003/1 Carport, Stilt Home w/DockHOMOSASSA / CHASSAHOWITZKA 8140 Miss Maggie Dr. #2 .$650 2/1 (Chas.) 6139 S. Royal Dr. . . .$8752/2/2 Canal Side 6441 W.Rosedale Dr. .$7252/2/2 Cute Newer Home INVERNESS/HERNANDO 3441 E. Chappel Ct. . .$6502/1/Carport, Close To Lake CHASSAHOWITZKA 3/2 Wtrfront DW, $600. 3/2 Furnished DW., $600 A g ent (352) 382-1000 Real Estate For Rent J.W.MORTON REAL ESTATE, INC.1645 W. MAIN ST INVERNESS, FL 000BIAL Jennifer Fudge, PropertyManager Cheryl Scruggs, Realtor-Associate 352-726-9010 PropertyManagement3/2/2 Pest control included . . . . . . . . . . $850 2/2/2 Lawncare included $800 3/2/2Fencedyard . . . . . $700 2 plus Bonus room/2/2 . . $650 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 LAKE PANASOFFKEE 2/2/Carport Doublewide . $600 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 Apartments Furnished CRYSTAL RIVER2 BR. $550. Near Town 352-563-9857 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 Apartments Unfurnished CRYSTAL RIVER2/1 incl water sewer, Washer/Dry$425 (352)212-9205 CRYSTAL RIVERLarge 2/2 CHA, Ds/Wa, W/D hk-up $575/m 1st Mo. FREE726-2006 CR YST AL RIVER Large, 2/2, clean, quiet, $575. mo., water incld 352-563-2114, 257-6461 INVERNESS 1/1 $400 2/1.. $500. near hosp352-422-2393 Inverness Homosassa Government Subsidized Apts available. Must meet eligibility requirements. Equal Housing Opportunity. Homossassa (352) 628-6073 Inverness (352) 726-4397 TTY-800-233-6694 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. 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 SUGARMILL WOODS 3/2/2 upgraded Kit & bathrms $825 .River Links Rlty (352) 628-1616 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 HOMOSASSA 3/2/2 House fenced yard $850 3/2 BIG DW on 1 acre $750. More available CALL Nancy J. Wilson 352-422-4137 Waybright Real Estate, Inc. INVERNESS 1/1/, CH/A, furn/unfurn $450 352-400-6911 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 3/2/2 & 3/2/1 (352) 464-2514 BEVERLY HILLSMove in special! Immaculate2or 3BR, 1BA/1-car 1st, last, sec. $575 mo 352-400-1501 BEVERLY HILLSRENT TO OWN, 2/1/1 $2,000 Down, $475. mo. (352) 726-9369 C ITRUS SPRINGS 3/2/2, appls $775/mo 1st/lst sec no smoke 352-812-1414 C R PLANTAGOLFClassic 2/2 $790mo+dep. Must See! 352-795-6282 CITRUS COUNTYLake front, spacious 3/2/2, $800. Rent or Sale (908) 322-6529 CRYSTAL RIIVERDeep Waterfront 3/2/2 Dock, refs required no pets Min. 1 yr. lease $1,100 (352) 563-0683 CRYSTALRIVER3 bedroom. 2-1/2 bath. Beautiful Home With 2 Car Garage on Large Lot. Screened in Patio. Quiet Neighborhood. Rent $895 mo. $900 Sec Deposit Contact Connie (352)293-6223 CRYSTAL RIVER 3/2Newly Remodeled, AC, $750. 352-220-3005 DUNNELLON 3/2/2 fenced acre, private road, river access. $750 mo & sec. 352-489-3931 HOMOSASSA 2/1CHA,No pets $550. mo. 1st + sec (352) 628-4210 HOMOSASSA 2/2, 5474 W. Hoskins Ln small den $600 unf, $700 furn. first, last, sec. 352-634-2462 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 Real Estate DIGEST Maria Fleming The Villages at Citrus Hills. Kirk and Amanda Johnson Citrus Ridge Realty. Make your own Hibiscus tea Mixture can help lower blood pressure See HIBISCUS / Page E12 Debbie Cleary Realtor Associate Your CLEAR Choice in Real Estate 352-601-6664 debbieclearyfl@yahoo.com www.debbiecleary.com 352-746-7113 699 S. Adolph point, Lecanto 000BIII

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 E15 E2 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 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 000BIBQ 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! HUGE ROOM SIZES! Large Pool/Spa Outdoor Kitchen 4/2.5/2 + Office Lg. Eat-In Kit. w/Island MBR/FP/Lounge Area 1.5 Acres/Potting Shed Workshop w/Electric Fam. Room/FP! KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! GREAT PRICE!!! Huge Florida Rm. Summer Kit. w/Jenn Aire!! 2/2/2 Car. Gar. Dining Rm. w/Bay Window Fully Applianced Updated Roof H/VAC Stone Fireplace Must See This One! KELLY GODDARD 352-476-8536 ELLIE SUTTON 352-287-3997 Already! Over $2 million SOLD in 2012! FIRST CLASS BEAUTY!! Salt Water Pool Hot Tub/Waterfall Wood Cab./SS APP Granite/Gorgeous Tile 3/2/3 Car. Gar. + Off. 2,156 SQ. FT. of Liv. 17.5 Seer AC/Elec. Filt. This is a Dream Home!! E-MAIL: kellyg@remax.net LEN PALMER (352) 212-2611 Email: lenpalmer@remax.net E-MAIL: elliesutton@remax.net www.FloridaListingInfo.com CHRIS GRANT (352) 238-3516 REAL ESTATE WISHES GRANTED chris@chrisgrantswishes.com www.ChrisGrantWishes.com 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 JOHN HOLLOWAY SR. (352) 212-6002 CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO Email: JohnHolloway@tampabay.rr.com www.TheHollowayTeam.com KEVIN & KAREN CUNNINGHAM (352) 637-6200 Email: kcunningham@remax.net PETER & MARVIA KOROL (352) 527-7842 (352) 422-3875 CHERYL NADAL (352) 302-3555 Email: cnadal@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 REDUCE D!! !! NANCY BOWDISH (352) 628-7800 Direct: (352) 422-0296 Visual Tours at www.buycitruscounty.com JENNIFER STOLTZ (352) 637-6200 Email: Info@CitrusCountyHomes.com www.CitrusCountyHomes.com BARBARA MILLS (352) 637-6200 Email: barbarajmills@earthlink.net DIANNE MACDONALD (352) 212-9682 Email: djmfl@yahoo.com MLS #355423 $ 2 8 9 9 0 0 $ 2 8 9 9 0 0 $289,900 PI NE RIDGE (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #5076 BEVERL Y HILLS (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #4368 MLS #351826 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $249,900 MLS #355308 $ 8 6 9 0 0 $ 8 6 9 0 0 $86,900 INVERNESS (352) 637 -2828 Enter house #1208 SUGARMILL BEAUTY 3/2/3 with pool. 2003 w/Corian in huge kitchen, large great room, den/office. Dir : US 19S left 98E. Rt. Greenpark becomes Torenias Verbenas #20 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 5/20 1-3PM MLS #349215 $ 2 2 9 9 0 0 $ 2 2 9 9 0 0 $229,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n te r h o u s e #50 4 MLS #354523 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $ 2 4 9 9 0 0 $249,900 10544 N. SILVERLAKE PT DUNNELLON 4BD/4BA/3CG RETREAT 200 ft riverfront Over 2500SF Living A-Frame Cottage Plus Rock Fireplace/loft Completely updated Fish from own dock Incredible views abound 2987 N. BRENTWOOD CIR. LECANTO 3BD/2BA/2CG Maint. Free Villa On the Golf Course Screened patio Almost 1700 SF Living Social Membership 2 4 /7 I N F O L I N E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n t e r h ou se #2 9 8 7 MLS #348312 $ 1 1 9 9 0 0 $ 1 1 9 9 0 0 $119,900 GREAT LOCATION!! So close to town, yet feels like the country! Totally fenced 1/3 acre lot backs up to large wooded parcel. Home has 2 large bedrooms and 2 baths. Family room with fireplace. Large lanai too. Big 2 car garage with lots of storage. Newer roof and CHA system. New on market. Affordably priced. $ 6 9 9 0 0 $ 6 9 9 0 0 $69,900 MLS #355475 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 6 3 7 2 8 2 8 E nt er h o u se #1 3 0 2 ONLY $ 1 1 9 0 0 0 $ 1 1 9 0 0 0 $119,000 Sellers need to settle this estate and have priced this lakefront home to sell immediately. The lake is down and so is the priceand both WILL go back up. Includes Hot Tub room, fireplace, Large RV barn in addition to the regular garage, seawall, boathouse with lift and screen room, double lot, eat-in kitchen (with wood burning stove), 2.5 baths, large bedrooms located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Theyll even throw in the pontoon boat! Home is in Great condition and wont last! Want to see it today? Call John The Real Estate Doctor at (352) 212-6002 or JohnHolloway@remax.net LAKEFRONT HOME ESTATE SALE BARGAIN PRICED!!! B R A N D N E W O N T H E M A R K E T B R A N D N E W O N T H E M A R K E T BRAND NEW ON THE MARKET! 6489 W. CANNONDALE DR. MEADOWCREST Beautiful 2BR/2BA/2CG Home Lg. Great Room Eat-In Kitchen Enclosed Lanai Nicely Landscaped Deep Lot Well Maintained MLS #355428 $ 9 9 5 0 0 $ 9 9 5 0 0 $99,500 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n t er h o u se #6 4 8 9 964 W. HEMLOCK DR. CITRUS SPRINGS 3BR/2BA/2CG Home Split Floor Plan Living & Family Room Well Maintained Dining Room & Eat-in Kitchen Lots of Ceramic Tile & Crown Molding Nice Covered Patio Area MLS #352689 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $139,900 2 4 /7 I N F O L IN E ( 352 ) 637-2828 E n ter h o u se #964 ANGLERS LANDINGS VILLA M ove-in condition 2BR/2BA with garage. W ater access to the I nverness C hain of L akes. H eated pool, screen room. G reat location. E njoy life at its best. MLS #355392 $ 7 4 5 0 0 $ 7 4 5 0 0 $74,500 YOU CANT REPLACE THIS 3/2 HOME on an acre in Kensington Estates for the $41/sq. ft. its selling for. 2,576 sq. ft. of L/A includes big bedrooms, formal living & dining, fam. rm. w/ wood-burning FP, huge eat-in kitchen, screened patio. Plus a bonus rm. used as an office/ playroom, and so MUCH more. Newer roof, A/C & drainfield too! Listed now. $ 1 0 5 0 0 0 $ 1 0 5 0 0 0 $105,000 MLS #348726 PRICED TO SELL! HUGE 3 BR plus office & 2 1/2 BA home on park-like, double cul-de-sac lot in Sugarmill Woods. Well-designed floorplan includes living rm., family rm. & dining area. Spectacular picture windows bring the greenbelt indoors. Beautifully landscaped a gardeners delight! INVERNESS HIGHLANDS!! 3 B edroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage block home, corner location, high and dry, screen porch, very private location. DAVID IVORY 352-613-4460 Email: davidsivory@hotmail.com $ 5 0 9 9 0 0 $ 5 0 9 9 0 0 $509,900 POSSIBLE IN-LAW SET -UP 5159 N. CROSSGATE PT., PINE RIDGE WAS 925K NOW 509,900. Sellers loss your gain!!! This beautiful 3/3/4 brick colonial is situated on five peaceful acres in Pine Ridge Farms. Interior features include, but not limited to split floor plan, upgraded gourmet kitchen, hardwood throughout, fireplace, dual AC, security system, built-in buffet, tasteful paint/carpet and window treatments. Master bedroom boast 18x24 size with huge dual walk-in closets. Master bath features dual sinks, walk-in shower and two-person jacuzzi tub. Possible in-law setup. IM BEAUTIFUL MLS #352847 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $ 1 3 9 9 0 0 $139,900 MLS #353392 $ 6 0 0 0 0 $ 6 0 0 0 0 $60,000 NEW ROOF! 1,559 sq. ft. of liv. on1/4 acre lot. B uilt in 1979 this 2/2/2 w/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 Rent: Houses Unfurnished HOMOSASSA 3/2/1, large fenced yard, very clean, off Rock Chrusher Rd 12 month lease $875/mo (352) 563-2776 HOMOSASSA 3/2/2, fenced yard, pets OK, modest s/d w/duck ponds. Yr. lease $750. 352-382-5323 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 $675 mo. Inclds. trash, 352-637-0765, 352-267-9941 INVERNESS 2/2/2,Gospel Is., Dock, carpet, appls, $750 1st, last sec. (352) 464-0316 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 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 RENT TO OWN!!No credit check! 3/2/1 888-257-9136 JADEMISSION.COM SUGARMILL 3/2/2 $800 (352) 400-0230 Waterfront Rentals CRYSTAL RIVERPristine,2/2 ,deep water, pool, dock, no smoking $1000 352-795-0102 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 Homosassa 2/2 furn MH on Homosassa River, docck, shed $850. f/l/s short/long term 352-220-2077 INGLIS Charming furnished effic/ cottage all util. incld $645 no smking 352-422-2994 INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rentals to Share C ITRUS SPRINGS 40 yr male looking for single person to share nice 2/2 $600/m coversall 352-489-4844 Rooms For Rent CRYSTALRIVERClean House, cable, w/d, $115wkly/430mo. $120wkly/ 450mo. No hidden cost. 563-6428 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. Specializing in Acreage Farms/Ranches & CommercialRichard (Rick) Couch, BrokerCouch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 344-8018 RCOUCH.com Real Estate For Sale 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. Auctions Estates ABSOLUTE AUCTION Citrus Hills Golf Course Lot, Fri May25 @10am Ed Messer Auctions Messer Auctions.com 352-212-6672 ORLANDO AUCTIONS No Minimums, No Reserves! Inventory of Cabinet Manuf. Facility, May 16, Bankruptcy & Consignment Auctions, May 19. Ewald Auction Rlty AB2473/AU1340 10% BP 407-275-6853 Auctions Estates 000BHDD 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 Need a JOB? www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Employment source is... Commercial Real Estate For Sale ByAUCTION 1,250 SF Bldg. on .7 acresZoning: CH High Intensity Commercial Permitted uses include restaurant, retail, hotel, motel, office, gas station, c-store, plus much more! Auction held on site 16 NE HWY 19, Crystal River, FLJUNE 12 @ 12 PM OPEN from 11 AM sale day Call 352-519-3130 for more info For Details Visit our Website AmericanHeritage Auctioneers.com Beverly Hills Homes Beverly Hills 1 bedroom. 1 bath. 25 E. Golden St. $19,900 or best offer Call 746-1017 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 Hernando Homes ARBOR LAKES Fantastic Dream Home In Active Senior Community $175,900 2,100 sf, 3BR/ 2BA Pool Home. Split flr. plan w/ seperate family rm., master suite & quest wing open to lanai/ pool. New wood flooring in Liv/Din. area dbl. garage, beautifully lanscapped yard. Call (352) 726-6564 OPEN HOUSE 2/2/2 + Den or 3 BR Lowest Priced Home in Arbor Lakes Sat & Sun. 10a-3p 4695 N. Lake Vista Trl (352) 419-7418 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 asking $ 220K make offer if you can offer a 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 3/2/2, Built 2007 Newly Remodeled $88,000 100% Financing Avail. (352) 400-0230 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. DEB INFANTINE 4 HOMES SOLD Closing in April I Need Listings! Real Estate!... its what I do. ERA American Realty Phone:(352) 726-5855 Cell:(352) 302-8046 Fax:(352) 726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com 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 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Citrus County Homes 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 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 Get Results in the homefront classifieds! 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 HOMOSASSA Wooded Lot on Lee Woods Dr has Wetlands, River access, $6,000. 352-621-1664 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips Get Results in the homefront classifieds!

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E16 S UNDAY, M AY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 B I B O 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 WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SETTING Enter this gate to a 2006 custom built home with a metal roof, big tiled floors including the lanai, fireplace, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, split plan, fenced yard and paddocks, ride the forest. Dont miss this one. $220,000 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 S-P-R-E-A-D-O-U-T!! ROOM FOR EVERYONE!! E xceptional value true country living. 3/2 DW s creen room, 24x36 detached garage C ant be beat price. MLS #355479 $78,900. MAKE OFFER Pat Davis (352)212-7280 View listing: www.c21patdavis.com PERFECT FAMILY HOME Newer 4BR, 2 bath, pool 1/2 Acre on cul-de-sac Fenced backyard MLS #352524 $140,000 Jeanne or Willard Pickrel 212-3410 www.CitrusCountySold.com COMMERCIAL BUILDING Many uses for this building, has 4800 sq. ft. on approx. 2 acres fenced, also has a DW mobile on property, currently used as a church. Great location, priced right. $239,500 Call Ruth Frederick 1-352-563-6866 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, & walkin 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 CITY LIMITS, CITY WATER & TRASH PICKUP Open floor plan. 2/2/1. Family room & large kitchen. Perfect condition. Close to shopping, banks, restaurants. SPECIAL IN EVERY WAY. MLS #350553 $79,900 Call Doris Miner @ 352-422-4627 OPEN LAKEFRONT! L arge 3/2/2. F amily room, F la room. Outdoor entertainment area with shop. UPGRADES! Built-in shelving in family room. Large bedrooms. Formal & informal dining. MLS #350375 $205,000 I f your looking for water call D oris M iner @ 352-422-4627 Great place to raise a family 3BR, 2 bath MH on 1 acre Inground pool plus hot tub Work shop, large shed Pole barn and carport MLS #354742 $119,000 www .CitrusCountySold.com Jeanne & Willard Pickrel 212-3410 INVERNESS WATERFRONT HOME! Totally remodeled! 2/1/1 everything is new in the home Priced to sell quick. MLS #354285 $74,000 Call Quade Feeser 352-302-7699 Large 2BR, 2BA, w /den Huge eat-in kitchen Screened porch, 2 car garage PRIVATE, big backyard Maintenance free, R oyal O aks MLS #350054 $120,000 Jeanne or Willard Pickrel 212-3410 www.CitrusCountySold.com INVERNESS HIGHLANDS SOUTH 2BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. City limits, city water. Situated on large lot (120x120). Large 2 car garage plus attached 2 car carport. House features large rooms with eat-in kitchen, oak cabinets. Thermopane windows. New roof in 2006. Pride of ownership shows thru out. $77,000 David Kurtz Cell 954-383-8786 Office 352-726-6668 $17,000 PRICE REDUCTION CITRUS HILLS POOL HOME ON ONE ACRE 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage, open floor plan, French doors to lanai, caged inground pool, nice wooded corner lot. MLS #349617 $139,900 For more information call Cheryl or Jennie at 352-726-9010 BE YOUR OWN BOSS This GNC-zoned property on a busy Crystal River roadway features a turnkey seafood retail and a small restaurant. Please call for an appointment to see this great opportunity. MLS #353737 Isaac S. Baylon 352-697-2493 WARM & INVITING IS THIS WELL KEPT HOME Featuring an extra large Florida room, 16x30 under heat & air. Hardwood floors and a beautiful backyard with trees & flowerswith partial privacy fence. MLS #355296 $59,900 Lorraine ORegan 352-586-0075 RETURN TO THE FARM 24320 SW Shorewood Dr., N. Dunnellon 3BR, 3BA, pool, 18.2 acres, 40 x 30 workshop, 25 x 12 pole barn, fireplace, family rm., 33 x 26 game rm., lake on back of property, low taxes. This is a great family place. You will love the upgrades and the amenities! This will be a comfortable place to call home. MLS #372740 PRICE AT $499,500 Call Casey Kearse to preview at 352-476-6549 This may be your chance to move to the country! WATERFRONT 2/2 ON DOUBLE LOT Property overlooks nature preserve guaranteeing additional privacy. Enjoy bird and small wildlife watching. Home has been updated and offers large, open living area. Split plan, wrap around, screened porch. New storage/utility. Being sold partially furnished to make your move even easier. ASKING $69,900 Pat Davis 352-212-7280 View listing @ www.c21patdavis.com PARADISE PT. IN CRYSTAL RIVER Located near golf course & shopping 4BR/2BA on corner lot w/courtyard entrance Great starter or investment property Turnkey/ready to move in/partially furnished MLS #354344 $99,900 Call Nancy Jenks 352-400-8072 www.sellingcitruscountyflhomes.com 10 ACRES ON THE RIVER! A rare Florida Gem and its priced to sell. Huge Cypress and Oak trees await you. This is truly a beautiful homesite! $165,000 Call Quade Feeser 352-302-7699 WORKSHOP OH, WHAT A VIEW! 0 acres, 2005 custom home. Riding dist ance to state forest. All wood cabinets & granite. 12 brick fireplace. MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! MLS #345058 $480,000 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 Seven Lakes 3/3 pool home FR, DR, LR and breakfast nook SS app. and summer kitchen Pavers on drive fenced rear yard 1 Acre corner lot MLS #351092 $174,900 Call Charles Kelly 352-422-2387 PRICE REDUCED Hurry this will not last. Waterfront home on Lake Henderson, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. All appliances included. $129,900 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 to view this almost new home. Ask for file #352412. COMMERCIAL USE BUILDING FOR SALE Presently a not-for-profit organization, can be many other uses. Main bldg. 5,000 sq. ft., storage room, 2 offices, separate bathrooms, stage, large outdoor shed, fenced play area, commercial kitchen. All this on over 2 acres of landscaped clear property. Owner wants an offer. $225,000 Call Martha Snyder 352-476-8727 JUST REDUC ED! REDU CED $10,000 WATERFRONT NEW LIST ING DETACH ED V ILL A H OME F RONT Section E SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE R EAL E STATEG UIDE INSIDE Sikorskis Attic PAGE E6 ON THE COVER: FARM FRESH, E8HOME AND GARDEN: GLADIOLUS HYBRIDS, E11REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS ON THE COVER: FARM FRESH, E8HOME AND GARDEN: GLADIOLUS HYBRIDS, E11REAL ESTATE:SEE COMPLETE LISTINGS Diners flock to Joes Farm Grill in Gilbert, Arizona, for fast-food favorites made with local, natural or organic ingredients. JOE JOHNSTON / GRIT Magazine