<%BANNER%>
Citrus County chronicle
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028315/02903
 Material Information
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: 02-13-2013
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily[<1987-1995>]
weekly[ former <1939-1968>]
semiweekly[ former <1980-1981>]
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Citrus County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 15802799
alephbibnum - 366622
lccn - sn 87070035
System ID: UF00028315:03030

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

Associated PressBIG BEAR, Calif. The extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where he was believed to have barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy and then never emerged as the home went up in flames. A single gunshot was heard from within, and a charred body was found inside. If the man inside proves to be Christopher Dorner, the search for the most wanted man in America over the last week would have ended the way he had expected death, with the police pursuing him. Thousands of officers had been on the hunt for the former Navy reservist since police said he launched a campaign to exact revenge against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing. They said he threatened to bring warfare to officers and their families, spreading fear and setting off a search for him across the Southwest and Mexico. Enough is enough. Its time for you to turn yourself in. Its time to stop the bloodshed, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a news conference outside police headquarters in Los Angeles, a starkly different atmosphere than last week when officials briefed the news media under tight security with Dorner on the loose. A short time after Smith spoke Associated PressWASHINGTON Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress on Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nations middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit even worse than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term. In his first State of the Union address since winning reelection, Obama conceded economic revival is an unfinished task, but he claimed clear progress and said he was seeking to build on it as he embarks on four more years in office. We have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is strong, Obama said, speaking before a joint session of Congress and a television audience of millions. In specific proposals for his second term, an assertive Obama called for increased federal spending to fix the nations roads and bridges, the first increase in the minimum wage in six years and expansion of early education to every American FEBRUARY 13, 2013 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOL. 118 ISSUE 190 50 CITRUS COUNTY Lecanto football decides to go independent /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH 73 LOW 52 Mostly cloudy, with showers and storms likely. PAGE A4 TODAY& next morning WEDNESDAY INDEX Comics . . .C8 Community . .C6 Crossword . .C7 Editorial . .A10 Entertainment . .B6 Horoscope . .B6 Lottery Numbers .B4 Lottery Payouts .B6 Movies . . .C8 Obituaries . .A6 Classifieds . .C9 TV Listings . .C7 for 5 YEARS See the 2012 Rav4 on Pg C12 VILLAGE TOYOTA 000DY3R L.A. shooting suspect holes up in cabin Structure burns down; body reportedly found See SUSPECT / Page A4 Memorable Mardi Gras Nearly 100 residents and staff members of the New Horizons Village, a home for developmentally disabled adults, had a Mardi Gras parade Tuesday on their Lecanto campus. ABOVE: Residents decorated signs, bicycles and floats and don colorful masks like the one full of feathers Sandy Morrow wore. Traditional purple, green and gold colors ruled during the parade, complete with Zydeco music provided by Pete Molina of Pand CEntertainment.com. RIGHT: The parade consisted of three laps around the facility. Those riding on the floats, including Denise Clark, toss beads to friends, family members and others watching the display. BELOW: LPN Jennie Borum, dressed as a pirate, tosses beads toward the crowd as she rode alongside resident Patrick Martin and Kim Jameson. Active treatment facility daytime supervisor Marsha Abreu spoke of the event with pride. This makes them happy, she said of the activity. They can actually put on a parade and thats important for the sense of accomplishment. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Obama comes out swinging State of the Union Associated Press President Barack Obama gestures Tuesday as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. See OBAMA / Page A5 Christopher Dorner

PAGE 2

Special to the Chronicle Hungry hounds will be happy to chow down on more than 550 pounds of pet food were donated this week to Citrus County Animal Services by Karl Blomquist of Tractor Supply Company in Dunnellon. Randy Hollaway from Tractor Supply Company is shown with a pallet loaded with the donated pet food that will be used to assist many families who find it hard to afford food for their pets. Helping families feed pets means fewer pets will have to be surrendered to animal services for financial reasons. Anyone who would like to offer help is asked to call Citrus County Animal Services at 352746-8400 or visit www.citruscritters.com. C HRIS V AN O RMRER Staff writerBy a 4-1 vote, commissioners on Tuesday agreed to proceed with finding ways to fund county government beyond property taxes. Ad valorem resources are declining. We hope they have hit rock bottom. But obviously that is not something anyone can predict with any measure of accuracy, said Heather Encinosa, representing Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, a law firm that specializes in advising local governments about funding. Encinosa presented a scope-of-services proposal costing $85,000 between her firm and the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) covering three areas: an MSBU for road improvements, an MSBU for fire protection services and an MSTU for road patrol services. Municipal Services Benefit Units, or MSBUs, are specific non-ad valorem assessments. Municipal Services Taxing Units are an additional ad valorem assessment for a service used throughout the county. Encinosa said her firm would report in May, and a workshop would be offered to take public comments about the details before commissioners would make decisions. Similar to setting the millage rate, the BOCC would adopt a non-ad valorem assessment roll. It would generally be in July or August in order to give you time to work that into your final budgets, Encinosa said. Commissioner John JJ Kenney asked if the consultants fee was paid out of the MSBUs, and was told that it could be paid that way. Its $85,000 to get to the next step? asked Commissioner Scott Adams. If you want to implement this it gets you through the entire program, Encinosa said. Commissioner Rebecca Bays said the board needed to change its focus by moving away from ad valorem taxes to MSBUs to avoid the peaks and valleys caused by rises and declines in the values of houses and reach annual budget stability. MSBUs also show people exactly where their money is being spent, Bays said. Adams countered that ad valorem taxes go up and down for a reason because the economy goes up and down and peoples incomes go up and down. The fluctuation was what would hold government accountable to spending what the people could afford, Adams said. Commission Chairman Joe Meek said the ad valorem system is convoluted and contributes to county government relying on businesses that are the greater taxpayers. MSBUs would be an equitable way to share. Commissioner Dennis Damato concurred that MSBUs would be a tool to equalize revenue. Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer @chronicleonline.com. A2 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! BLIND S TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY LECANTO 2012 2012 2012 2012 www.72-hourblinds.com WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE 000DWCG 000E01S 000DXYF A r e y o u n e w t o C i t r u s C o u n t y ? Are you new to Citrus County? You chose the best place to move. Now choose the best physicians to help protect your new life! Call for a free screening appointment with one of our highly regarded specialists in our full service Inverness facility. Proud to be Accredited in both Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography! A limited number of appointments are available 1pm-4pm on Fridays for new residents, or those with high risk factors, including family history of heart disease and/or aneurysm, and/or current or former smokers who have no current cardiologist. D u e t o a n Due to an o v e r w h e l m i n g overwhelming r e s p o n s e response, d o n t w a i t t o dont wait to m a k e y o u r make your a p p o i n t m e n t appointment! P l e a s e c a l l 3 5 2 7 2 6 8 3 5 3 Please call 352-726-8353 to schedule your screening today! Inverness (352) 726-8353 308 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness Five Locations To Serve You 3 1 s t 31 st BOCC to study other sources of revenue Commissioner Adams not sold on idea Adams countered that ad valorem taxes go up and down for a reason because the economy goes up and down and peoples incomes go up and down. The fluctuation was what would hold government accountable to spending what the people could afford, Adams said. Giant pet food donation

PAGE 3

MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Foggy conditions greeted those venturing outdoors Tuesday morning. This fisherman casts a line into Little Lake Henderson near Gospel Island shortly after daybreak. Big weather changes are on the way for Central Florida. A cold front will pass across the peninsula later this week, dropping temperatures significantly. Forecasters at Bay News 9 predict weather conditions will deteriorate, with rain today and Thursday. Highs today and Thursday a re expected to be in the upper 60s. Low temperatures during the weekend are forecast to dip down into the 30s. Warm weather is expected to return to the regio n Tuesday. S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff writerLECANTO Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism many paths, one destination? Thats the topic Dr. Harry Coverston, professor of religion, law and philosophy at the University of Central Florida, will tackle at the next Light Shine event. The free program begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto. Seating is open but limited to 200 people. The Light Shine humanities program is sponsored by Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, the Florida Humanities Council and the Citrus CountyChronicle. Coverston, who spoke in 2011 at a Light Shine program about Americas relationship with God, will explore how all human religious traditions try to answer the same basic questions. He will begin by identifying those questions and comparing how the major world religions answer them. Some of his highlights will include: Religions are rarely choices so much as inheritances from ones family and culture. Human beings are largely culturally predisposed to the religions they encounter in their childhood. Americans are largely pre-disposed to be Christian, because it has been the largest tradition here for 300 years. However, the fastest-growing selfdescribed religious belief is now none of the above, i.e., unaffiliated. The notion of original sin is not in the Bible. It is an interpretation of Genesis by Augustine of Hippo. The Jews whose tradition actually wrote Genesis have never understood it to talk about original sin. One might ponder how Jesus of Nazareth, a 1st century Jew living in Roman Palestine, becomes the antidote for an original sin that he had never heard of (since Augustine does not articulate it in its current state until the 5th century and, as a Jew, would likely not have believed. Judaism has not always been a monotheistic tradition. It has evolved over time through stages of polytheism, a middle stage in which it competed with other religions while asserting itself to be the best of those possibilities, and finally a monotheistic stage which broached no competitors. Unlike most traditions of Christianity, the majority of the world religions are not defined by belief systems so much as behavioral patterns Judaism is defined by the way they live as Jews. An old rabbinical joke is when two get Jews together they come away with three opinions all of them right. There is no notion of orthodoxy there. Indeed, many spiritual traditions do not have a word for religion since it is part and parcel of the lives of its adherents. For more information about Light Shine, call 352-527-0052 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Contact Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-2927 or nkennedy@chronicleonline.com. Professor relates religious beliefs Discussion part of Light Shine series Fishing in the fog M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerINVERNESS Citrus County School Board members voted Tuesday to replace seats that have been in place since Curtis Peterson Auditorium was built 30 years ago. The vote passed 3-1 with board member Thomas Kennedy voting no. Board member Pat Deutschman voiced concerns about the $175,875 cost, but voted for it to avoid a 2-2 tie that would have defeated the project. The board has only four members since Susan Hales resignation last month. Gov. Rick Scott has given no timetable for naming a replacement. District officials said the 1,054 seats are prime for removal. Maintenance director John Colasanti said fabric is worn, seat panels are cracked or missing and plenty of rust is on the metal parts of the seats. On stage its hard to visualize the damage we have, he said. Theyre really not in good shape at all. Board member Linda Powers said seats are ripped, rusted and an embarrassment. She said the seats are in such poor condition that, Id want to take a towel with me if she was attending an event in the auditorium. Kennedy said he didnt doubt the need for replacement. But he said with the decision by Progress and its parent company, Duke Energy, to pay a reduced tax bill and followed by retirement of the nuclear plant, which will reduce tax payments further, each expenditure should be scrutinized. I dont want to find out we dont have money for technology next year because we put seats in Curtis Peterson, Kennedy said. Colasanti said he understood the financial concern, but said the seats are in awful shape. Its more extensive than you think, he said. Its run its course. Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352-563-3228 or mwright@chronicleonline.com. Board backs new school seats Panel votes 3-1 to replace chairs in Curtis Peterson Auditorium A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER City officials drive to achieve uniformity in street architecture between North and South Citrus Avenue and provide a facelift for the north side is inching closer to reality. During the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting Monday, Crystal River Public Works Director Dave Burnell unveiled a plan to bring refurbished street lights, sidewalks made of pavers, benches, trees and shrubs to the area. There also is an option for a median along stretches of the roadway. Burnell said the project area stretches from U.S. 19 north to Crystal Street. But there are challenges, Burnell told the city council, which was acting in its capacity as the CRA. Challenges include: Keeping the street open throughout the project. Being sensitive to the need for access to area businesses open during construction work. Dealing the summer time schedule of the project, which falls during Floridas traditional rainy season. Handling the traffic of the street, which is a functional truck route. Council member Ken Brown wondered whether the city could set weight limits for the road to broach the option of medians, which he thought was a great idea. Mayor Jim Farley suggested the city attorney look into that legal possibility. Council member Robert Holmes also thought it would be a good idea to have business input before construction begins. Burnell expects to advertise for bidding purposes March 1. Construction should begin in June and conclude in September. Burnell said the project is expected to be authorized for up to $120,000. During the subsequent regular city council meeting, officials heard presentations about upgrading lift stations in anticipation of more effluent with the expanding sewer customer base. Burnell also made a presentation about the costsaving plan to redevelop Hunters Spring Park and updated council members about construction plans for Cutler Spur Boulevard. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. Crystal River unveils plan for North Citrus WHAT: Crystal River officials will answer queries about the imminent construction work planned for Cutler Spur Boulevard. WHEN: 6 p.m. today. WHERE: City Hall, 123 N.W. U.S. 19, Crystal River. Around THE COUNTY GOP state leader to speak at womens club Republican State Committeewoman Gloria Fisher will speak at the Womens Political Network of Citrus County (WPNCC) meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. The meeting is in the Citrus County Resource Center at 2804 Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, off Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), about a mile northeast of Norvell Bryant Highway (C.R. 486). Enter at the southside of the building through the second set of double doors. Attendees are asked to bring clipped coupons for food and non-food items and find out how WPNCC will help military families living on bases overseas. Donations for CASA will be accepted. In place of its March meeting, on March 19, WPNCC will have its third annual Wine/Brew Tasting event to Celebrate Citrus. Meet those who are making a difference in the community. For information, call Jeanne McIntosh 352-484-9975, or 352-746-5660. Nugent guest speak at North Suncoast GOP clubCongressman Rich Nugent will be the guest speaker at the North Suncoast Republican Club, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Sugarmill Country Club, Homosassa. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30 a.m. For information, visit www.NSRC-gop. com or call Bill Connery at 352-382-0811 or Bruce Bryn at 352-503-7375. Learn to landscape at water workshop The Citrus County Water Resources Department will offer a free class on Florida-Friendly Landscaping. This workshop teaches design principles, material selection and establishment techniques to reduce water consumption while maintaining a successful landscape. The class is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Extension Service classroom at 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Preregistration is required. Call Gina Hamilton at 352-527-5707. For information, call 352-527-5708. From staff reports I dont want to find out we dont have money for technology next year because we put seats in Curtis Peterson. Thomas Kennedy Citrus County School Board member.

PAGE 4

Tuesday, smoke began to rise from the cabin in the snow-covered woods near Big Bear Lake, a resort town about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. Flames then engulfed the building images that were broadcast on live television around the world. TV helicopters showed the fire burning freely with no apparent effort to extinguish it. We have reason to believe that it is him, said San Bernardino County sheriffs spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman, adding that she didnt know how the fire started. She noted there was gunfire between the person in the cabin and officers around the home before the blaze began. Until Tuesday, authorities didnt know whether Dorner was still near Big Bear Lake, where they found his burned-out pickup last week. Around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, deputies got a report of a stolen pickup truck, authorities said. The location was directly across the street from where law enforcement set up their command post on Thursday and not far from where Dorners pickup was abandoned. The owner of the vehicle taken Tuesday described the suspect as looking similar to Dorner. A warden for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife traveling down Highway 38 recognized a man who fit Dorners description traveling in the opposite direction. The officer pursued the vehicle and there was a shooting at 12:42 p.m. in which the wildlife vehicle was hit numerous times and the suspect escaped on foot after crashing his truck. After holing up in the cabin, there was a second gunbattle with San Bernardino County deputies, two of whom were shot. One died and the other was expected to live after undergoing surgery. Were heartbroken, Big Bear Lake Mayor Jay Obernolte said of the deputys death and the wounding of his colleague. Words cant express how grateful we are for the sacrifice those men have made in defense of the community and our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. The man believed to be Dorner never came out of the cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeDUI arrest Gary Brickler 58, of North Sunshine Path, Crystal River, 7:56 p.m. Friday on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, he was arrested following a crash in the parking lot of a Crystal River area restaurant. Tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.260 percent and 0.256 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $500. Other arrests Michael Libecap 40, of West Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa, at 10:20 a.m. Friday on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of driving while license suspended (habitual offender). No bond. Michael Wetzel, 27, of East Hartford Street, Hernando, at 10:20 a.m. Friday on Citrus County warrants for a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear in court for an original felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond. Rudolph Cobb 27, of Silverwood Street, Inverness, at 10:20 a.m. Friday on a Citrus County warrant for failure to appear in court for an original felony charge of trespassing on a construction site. No bond. Troy Pearce 24, of North Holiday Drive, Crystal River, at noon Friday and 9:49 p.m. Friday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone), grand theft, trafficking or endeavoring to traffic in stolen property and burglary. According to his arrest affidavit, he is accused of burglarizing a home on West Linden Drive in Homosassa and taking several items, including costume jewelry, a telephone and Tramadol pills.Bond $28,000. Cheryl Hall 26, of North Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando, at 2:21 p.m. Friday on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of child abuse. No bond. Thomas Gallagher 70, of North Osceola Street, Beverly Hills, at 3:47 p.m. Friday on a Citrus County warrant for a misdemeanor charge of exposure of sexual organs. Bond $1,000. Phillip Weeks 32, of East Bow N Arrow Loop, Inverness, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on a Citrus County warrant for failure of a sex offender to report a name/address change within 48 hours. Bond $20,000. Burglaries A residential burglary was reported at 9:17 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the 11500 block of S. Turner Ave., Floral City. A residential burglary was reported at 9:46 a.m. Feb. 11 in the 200 block of S. Caraway Point, Lecanto. Thefts A grand theft was reported at 8:19 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the 1200 block of N. Paul Drive, Inverness. A petit theft was reported at 11:37 a.m. Feb. 11 in the 10000 block of S. Quarterhorse Ave., Floral City. A grand theft was reported at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 11 in the 500 block of N.E. 9th St., Crystal River. A petit theft was reported at 3:26 p.m. Feb. 11 in the 70 block of N. Florida Ave., Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 7:24 p.m. Feb. 11 in the 700 block of Poplar St., Inverness. Vandalism A vandalism was reported at 4:32 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the 300 block of Stotler Ave., Inverness. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 83 58 NA HI LO PR 84 59 0.00 HI LO PR 81 62 0.00 HI LO PR 86 61 0.00 HI LO PR 80 58 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Slight chance of showers early, then decreasing clouds. High: 73 Low: 52 High: 68 Low: 42 High: 70 Low: 41 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Tuesday 84/59 Record 85/26 Normal 73/45 Mean temp. 72 Departure from mean +13 PRECIPITATION* Tuesday 0.00 in. Total for the month trace Total for the year 0.10 in. Normal for the year 4.30 in.*As of 7 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 6 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Tuesday at 3 p.m. 29.96 in. DEW POINT Tuesday at 3 p.m. 61 HUMIDITY Tuesday at 3 p.m. 49% POLLEN COUNT** Trees and weeds were light and grasses were absent. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Tuesday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:19 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:10 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................9:02 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................9:56 P.M. FEB. 17FEB. 25MARCH 4MARCH 11 WATERING RULES BURN CONDITIONS For more information call Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777. For more information on drought conditions, please visit the Division of Forestrys Web site: http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/kbdiTodays Fire Danger Rating is: HIGH. There is no burn ban.City H L Fcast Daytona Bch. 83 57 ts Ft. Lauderdale 84 72 pc Fort Myers 84 64 pc Gainesville 77 49 ts Homestead 84 70 pc Jacksonville 76 48 ts Key West 81 72 sh Lakeland 84 59 ts Melbourne 85 61 ts City H L Fcast Miami 84 71 pc Ocala 80 52 ts Orlando 85 60 ts Pensacola 65 42 ts Sarasota 80 60 ts Tallahassee 70 44 ts Tampa 79 61 ts Vero Beach 85 65 pc W. Palm Bch. 84 70 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESSouthwest winds from 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 3 feet. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Gulf water temperature69 LAKE LEVELS Location Mon. Tues. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 28.35 28.34 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 37.84 37.82 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 38.77 38.76 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 40.09 40.08 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 38 35 pc 36 23 Albuquerque 42 24 s 46 25 Asheville 52 40 sh 48 31 Atlanta 53 45 .21 sh 58 35 Atlantic City 50 32 sh 46 32 Austin 72 51 .02 s 65 32 Baltimore 54 39 sh 43 32 Billings 40 20 c 47 24 Birmingham 50 44 .43 r 56 35 Boise 45 26 c 46 31 Boston 44 36 s 41 30 Buffalo 33 30 pc 38 24 Burlington, VT 38 35 c 33 18 Charleston, SC 62 51 1.08 ts 64 44 Charleston, WV 53 37 r 44 32 Charlotte 60 41 sh 50 35 Chicago 29 24 pc 41 30 Cincinnati 50 28 r 43 30 Cleveland 36 30 pc 38 29 Columbia, SC 66 53 .04 r 60 39 Columbus, OH 47 33 c 41 28 Concord, N.H. 42 27 pc 38 17 Dallas 49 46 .37 s 58 40 Denver 42 14 pc 47 22 Des Moines 45 23 pc 47 29 Detroit 34 32 pc 39 29 El Paso 52 34 .01 s 53 28 Evansville, IN 50 27 r 47 33 Harrisburg 43 33 rs 42 29 Hartford 45 37 pc 40 24 Houston 64 53 .06 pc 61 42 Indianapolis 45 23 c 46 31 Jackson 54 48 1.63 pc 55 36 Las Vegas 54 35 s 60 42 Little Rock 45 33 .21 pc 51 34 Los Angeles 63 43 s 66 49 Louisville 51 33 r 43 35 Memphis 52 40 r 50 39 Milwaukee 29 22 pc 37 26 Minneapolis 36 16 .02 pc 34 25 Mobile 72 55 .53 r 65 39 Montgomery 55 48 2.72 ts 64 39 Nashville 53 35 r 46 33 New Orleans 75 58 .04 c 64 44 New York City 44 39 pc 41 31 Norfolk 60 50 r 52 39 Oklahoma City 43 33 .68 s 48 31 Omaha 49 20 pc 50 29 Palm Springs 68 41 s 72 47 Philadelphia 49 37 sh 45 32 Phoenix 59 38 s 64 44 Pittsburgh 41 32 rs 37 27 Portland, ME 45 28 pc 38 22 Portland, Ore 55 44 .01 sh 49 42 Providence, R.I. 44 31 s 42 28 Raleigh 60 47 sh 45 37 Rapid City 47 13 pc 44 22 Reno 53 22 s 53 27 Rochester, NY 36 32 pc 38 25 Sacramento 61 33 s 68 41 St. Louis 46 28 pc 52 34 St. Ste. Marie 28 23 .03 pc 31 24 Salt Lake City 30 9 c 35 26 San Antonio 76 51 s 67 37 San Diego 62 45 s 65 48 San Francisco 58 41 s 60 44 Savannah 61 55 1.34 ts 70 45 Seattle 52 45 .05 sh 48 43 Spokane 43 31 c 43 29 Syracuse 37 32 pc 37 24 Topeka 44 21 s 52 31 Washington 59 46 sh 45 35YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 86 Leesburg, Fla. LOW -20 Kremmling, Colo. WEDNESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 86/70/s Amsterdam 35/24/pc Athens 57/51/r Beijing 39/10/pc Berlin 32/31/c Bermuda 68/66/sh Cairo 71/58/c Calgary 36/16/c Havana 81/68/pc Hong Kong 70/64/sh Jerusalem 63/52/pc Lisbon 62/45/c London 37/33/c Madrid 59/41/pc Mexico City 76/43/s Montreal 30/16/pc Moscow 28/24/c Paris 36/26/pc Rio 89/76/sh Rome 50/41/pc Sydney 73/61/pc Tokyo 54/37/sh Toronto 34/23/pc Warsaw 37/31/pc WORLD CITIES Tuesday Wednesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Tuesday Wednesda y City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Wednesday ThursdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 7:23 a/3:15 a 7:44 p/3:27 p 8:05 a/3:55 a 8:12 p/3:55 p Crystal River** 5:44 a/12:37 a 6:05 p/12:49 p 6:26 a/1:17 a 6:33 p/1:17 p Withlacoochee* 3:31 a/10:37 a 3:52 p/11:05 p 4:13 a/11:05 a 4:20 p/11:46 p Homosassa*** 6:33 a/2:14 a 6:54 p/2:26 p 7:15 a/2:54 a 7:22 p/2:54 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 2/13 WEDNESDAY 7:52 1:40 8:16 2:04 2/14 THURSDAY 8:45 2:33 9:08 2:56 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY HI LO PR 86 63 0.00 Lawn watering limited to two days per week, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., as follows:EVEN addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday. ODD addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday. Hand watering with a shut-off nozzle or micro irrigation of non-grass areas, such as vegetable gardens, flowers and shrubs, can be done on any day and at any time. Citrus County Utilities customers should CALL BEFORE YOU INSTALL new plant material 352-527-7669. Some new plantings may qualify for additional watering allowances. To report violations, please call: City of Inverness @ 352-726-2321, City of Crystal River @ 352-795-4216 ext. 313, unincorporated Citrus County @ 352527-7669. Todays active pollen: Oak, Juniper, Maple Todays count: 7.8/12 Thursdays count: 9.8 Fridays count: 9.0 For the RECORD To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 weeks: $38.47* 6 months: $67.68* 1 year: $121.87* *Subscription price includes a separate charge of .15.5 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-5655 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. This will only slightly affect your expiration date. The Viewfinder TV guide is available to our subscribers for $13.00 per year. For home delivery by mail:In Florida: $59.00 for 13 weeks Elsewhere in U.S.: $69.00 for 13 weeksTo contact us regarding your service:352-563-5655 Call for redelivery: 7 to 10 a.m. any day Questions: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Main switchboard phone numbers: Citrus County 352-563-6363 Citrus Springs, Dunnellon and Marion County residents, call toll-free at 888-852-2340.I want to place an ad:To place a classified ad:Citrus 352-563-5966 Marion 888-852-2340 To place a display ad:352-563-5592 Online display ad:352-563-5592 I want to send information to the Chronicle:MAIL: 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 FAX: Advertising 352-563-5665, Newsroom 352-563-3280 EMAIL: Advertising: advertising@chronicleonline.com Newsroom: newsdesk@chronicleonline.com Meadowcrest office 106 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 Inverness office Whos in charge:Gerry Mulligan ............................................................................ Publisher, 563-3222 Trina Murphy............................Operations/Advertising Director, 563-3232 Mike Arnold..........................................................................................Editor, 564-2930 Tom Feeney..........................................................Production Director, 563-3275 John Murphy........................................................Circulation Director, 563-3255 Trista Stokes..................................................................Online Manager, 564-2946 Trista Stokes..........................................................Classified Manager, 564-2946 Report a news tip: Opinion page questions .................................................. Mike Arnold, 564-2930 To have a photo taken .......................................... Rita Cammarata, 563-5660 News and feature stories....................................Charlie Brennan, 563-3225 Community content ...................................................... Sarah Gatling, 563-5660 Wire service content .................................................... Brad Bautista,563-5660 Sports event coverage................................Jon-Michael Soracchi, 563-3261 Sound Off ................................................................................................................ 563-0579 The Chronicle is printed in part on recycled newsprint. Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc. 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community Where to find us:1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. A4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 Legal notices in todays Cit rus C ounty Chronicle 000DVNN Department of Planning & Development . C4 Town of Yankeetown . . . . . . . . . A7 Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . C12 Lien Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . C12 Tax Deed Notices . . . . . . . . . . C12 Termination of Parental Rights Notices . C12 A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerAn Inverness man is facing a charge of sexual abuse of a mentally disabled nursing home resident, according to a Citrus County Sheriffs Office report. Roger A. Albritton, 53, of E. Bryant Street, is facing one count of lewd and lascivious battery on an elderly or disabled person. Hes accused of victimizing a 34-year-old female. According to the report, Albritton admitted to investigators that while wheeling the woman back to her room, he took a detour to behind curtains in the womans room and sexually violated her. He denied having intercourse with the woman. The wheel-chair-bound womans faculties were affected by a brain tumor and multiple strokes. Albritton was arrested and transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility. His bond was set at $5,000. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicle online.com. Man charged with abusing nursing home resident Roger Albritton SUSPECT Continued from Page A1

PAGE 5

4-year-old. Seeking to appeal for support from Republicans, he promised that none of his proposals would increase the deficit by a single dime. In the Republican response to Obamas address, rising GOP star Marco Rubio of Florida came right back at the president, saying his solution to virtually every problem we face is for Washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. Sen. Rubio, in prepared remarks, said presidents of both parties have recognized that the free enterprise system brings middle-class prosperity. But President Obama? Rubio said. He believes its the cause of our problems. Obama also announced new steps to reduce the U.S. military footprint abroad, with 34,000 American troops withdrawing from Afghanistan within a year. And he had a sharp rebuke for North Korea, which launched a nuclear test just hours before his remarks, saying, Provocations of the sort we saw last night will only isolate them further. Despite the pressing foreign policy concerns, jobs and growth dominated Obamas prime-time address, underscoring the degree to which the economy remains a vulnerability for the president and could disrupt his plans for pursuing a broader agenda, including immigration overhaul, stricter gun laws and climate change legislation. Standing in Obamas way is a Congress that remains nearly as divided as it was during the final years of his first term, when Washington lurched from one crisis to another. The president implored lawmakers to break through partisan logjams, asserting that the greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. Americans dont expect government to solve every problem, he said. They do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. Yet Obama offered few signs of being willing to compromise himself, instead doubling down on his calls to create jobs by spending more government money and insisting that lawmakers pay down the deficit through a combination of targeted spending cuts and tax increases. But he offered few specifics on what he wanted to see cut, focusing instead on the need to protect programs that help the middle class, elderly and poor. He did reiterate his willingness to tackle entitlement changes, particularly on Medicare, though he has ruled out increasing the eligibility age for the popular benefit program for seniors. Republicans are ardently opposed to Obamas calls for legislating more tax revenue to reduce the deficit and offset broad the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester that are to take effect March 1. Obama broke little new ground on two agenda items he has pushed vigorously since winning reelection: overhauling the nations fractured immigration laws and enacting tougher gun control measures in the wake of the horrific massacre of school children in Newtown, Conn. Yet he pressed for urgency on both, calling on Congress to send him an immigration bill in the next few months and insisting lawmakers hold votes on his gun proposals. Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress, he said. If you want to vote no, thats your choice. Numerous lawmakers wore green lapel ribbons in memory of those killed in the December shootings in Connecticut. Among those watching in the House gallery: the parents of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, shot and killed recently in a park just a mile from the presidents home in Chicago, as well as other victims of gun violence. On the economy, Obama called for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 by 2015. The minimum wage has been stagnant since 2007, and administration officials said the increase would strengthen purchasing power. The president also wants Congress to approve automatic increases in the wage to keep pace with inflation. Looking for common ground anywhere he could find it, Obama framed his proposal to boost the minimum wage by pointing out that even his GOP presidential rival liked the idea. He said, Heres an idea that Gov. Romney and I actually agreed on last year: Lets tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a wage you can live on. Obama also renewed his calls for infrastructure spending, investments he sought repeatedly during his first term with little support from Republicans. He pressed lawmakers to approve a $50 billion fix it first program that would address the most urgent infrastructure needs. Education also figures in Obamas plans to boost American competitiveness in the global economy. Under his proposal, the federal government would help states provide preschool for all 4-year-olds. Officials did not provide a cost for the pre-school programs but said the government would provide financial incentives to help states. P AT F AHERTY Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Putting the nuclear plant in mothballs and cutting staff will be a drawnout process Nothing happens overnight, said Alex Glenn, president of Duke Energys operations in Florida. He said one of the reasons the company had not made the decision quicker was the impact on plants 600 workers and their families. He said company officials will essentially put the plant in mothballs for the next four years and are now developing a plan to be in place for the next seven to 40 years. We are working with employees now, he said. We have a number of open positions in Florida and they will receive preference for other Duke nuclear jobs. There will be severance packages available and in the longterm the plant, known as CR3, will probably employ 50 to 80 workers. Its still going to be an impact on the community, Glenn told the Chronicle Editorial Board on Tuesday afternoon. It will not happen next year; there still are licensing requirements that need a large support staff. There is going to be a high level of activity at the plant for the next several years. He said the project will include construction of a dry cask nuclear waste storage facility, work to meet the post-Fukushima (Japan) earthquake damage requirements, and additional construction work on CR3. Glenn, who had worked in Crystal River early in his career, said the four coal-fired plants at the energy complex, which employ about 300, will continue to operate. However, he said units 1 and 2 could be phased out in 2015 to 2018. As a result, they will need to get more energy by 2018. The options are a new natural gas-fired plant or purchasing replacement power. He said they are reviewing a number of potential gas plant locations in several counties, including Citrus, and are considering both existing power plant sites and new sites. Glenn said the decision to retire CR3 was based on technical and economic analyses they started looking at before the Progress-Duke merger. And since the merger, they considered cost factors, including the technical scope and schedules of what it costs to retire or repair. Factors considered included: price of natural gas, carbon tax, cost of repairing CR3 and the ongoing costs with nuclear versus those associated with a combined cycle natural gas-fired plant. He said they looked at the worst-case scenario $1.9 billion to $2.44 billion in repairs to CR3 and how it would have impacted customers. Tax impasseOur position is we really dont want to be in a fight with a county where we operate, he said regarding the tax battle with Citrus County. Right now it appears we have a philosophical difference. Of a tax assessment of roughly $35 million, the power company paid $19 million and is disputing the rate at which certain property is taxed. Glenn said hed hoped to resolve the difference amicably rather than through lawyers. What we want to do is pay our fair share of taxes, Glenn said.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352-564-2924 or pfaherty@chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 A5 5775 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa 621-4500 Quality Bedding Largest Selection Free Delivery Affordable Prices 000E161 www.VanAllenInsurance.com Stop paying too much for insurance. 000DRA1 637-5191 000DX83 OFFER EXPIRES 2/28/13 FOR 4 ROOMS *Combined living areas, L-shaped rooms and rooms over 300 sq. ft. are considered 2 areas. Baths, hal ls, large walk-in closets and area rugs are priced separately. Offer does not include protector. Minimum charges apply. Cannot combine with other offers Residential only; cannot be used for restoration ser vices or air duct cleaning. Must present coupon at time of service. Certain restrictions may apply. Call f or Details. C I T R U S 7 2 6 4 6 4 6 C I T R U S 7 2 6 4 6 4 6 CITRUS 726-4646 M A R I O N 6 2 2 5 8 8 5 M A R I O N 6 2 2 5 8 8 5 MARION 622-5885 Beyond Carpet Cleaning CARPET | TILE GROUT | HARDWOOD | UPHOLSTERY | AIR DUCT Duke: Nuke plant impact will be gradual Complete decommissioning process to take decades Alex Glenn OBAMA Continued from Page A1

PAGE 6

William Schaffer Sr., 70INVERNESS William H. Schaffer Sr., 70, of Schenectady, N.Y., and Inverness, Fla., passed into the arms of our Lord on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, surrounded by his family. Bill was born in June 1942 in Syracuse, N.Y., to Eugene B. Schaffer and Mary C. Sporsato Pearsall. Bill served in his country in the U.S. Navy as a torpedo man aboard the Destroyer USS Forrest B. Royal from June 1959 to June 1965. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. A lifetime of service to others was spent in the Schenectady Police Department in many capacities. He started as a patrolman, then detective and evidence technician, finally serving in the NYSE Drug Enforcement Task Force with the DEA. Bill served from 1968 to his retirement in 1995. After retirement he volunteered his life time of knowledge and skill to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office as a cold case homicide investigator. He was a private investigator in New York and Florida. He was a communicate of St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Church in Lecanto, Fla., a member of the American Legion, the Elks Club for 30 years and the Retired Police Association of New York. Bill was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Louise Ann Carter; and a brother, Eugene O. Schaffer. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 21 years, Paetra M. Schaffer; four children, William H. Schaffer Jr., Northville, N.Y., Keith A. Schaffer (Kelly), Vermont, Heather M. Folds (Damian), Schenectady, N.Y., and Nicholas A. Schaffer of Inverness, Fla.; four grandchildren, Matthew, Rachel, Anyah and Jahnai; his sister, Georgeanna Bumpus; and many nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Church. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at BekkeringEllis Funeral Home. A memorial service will be in Lecanto, Fla., at a later date. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Alfonso Turno, 90INVERNESS Alfonso Michael Turno, 90, Inverness, died Feb. 11, 2013, under the loving care of his family and Hospice. Mr. Turno was born in New York, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1922, to the late Angelo and Assunta (Caruana) Turno and moved to this area in 1980 from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a retired subway conductor for the New York City Transit Authority with 20 years of service, served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Al is survived by his wife of 67 years, Angelina Belisario Turno, Inverness; his children, Susan Kish, Forked River, N.J.; Constance Turno of Boca Raton; two sisters, Stella Vincenzino and Jennie Cambareri, both of Staten Island; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Reposinghours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with a wake vigil service at 6 p.m. Memorials requested to Alzheimers Organization, P .O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Joan Steele, 84 LONGVIEW, TEXASJoan Troyanos Steele departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Longview, Texas. Joan was born Sept. 3, 1928, in New York City, to Stephen and Mary Troyanos. As a firstgeneration American, she was fiercely patriotic. Joan graduated from college with a degree in nursing and began a long career in helping others through her nursing skills. Her service career included being a charge nurse, supervisor and nursing instructor at the college level, as well as hospice nursing. After retirement, she continued serving others as a volunteer for hospice. She also, in retirement, moved to Florida for a number of years because she was an adventurer who enjoyed new experiences. When she returned to Texas, she settled in Longview. In life, Joan was dedicated to her family and continuing her missionary efforts in establishing and furthering new Orthodox churches. She delighted in painting and quilting, in gardening and enjoying opera, and in life. She was preceded in death by her parents and by two sisters, Martha and Sandra. Joan is survived by her husband of more than 30 years, Jimmie; four daughters and their husbands, Xenia and Harvey Durham of Longview, Paula and Kris Tilker of Wichita Falls, Claudia and Constantine Bouras of Rowlett, and Lydia and Nick Paraskevas of Dallas; three sons and their wives, Tom and Carol Zolnerowich of Mesquite, Greg and Brandys Zolnerowich of Manhattan, Kan., and Stephen and Samia Zolnerowich of Olney, Md.; two brothers and their wives, Bill and Dorothy Troyanos of Beverly Hills, Fla., and Jerry and Susan Troyanos of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Theodora Thomas of Denver, Colo.; 22 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; stepchildren and their spouses, Susan and Joseph Cayo of Beloit, Wisc., Wade and Sandy Steele of Oklahoma, Eddie and Deeanna Steele of Virginia Beach, Va., Jimmie Jr. and Lanell Steele of Arlington, Kathye Haston of Grand Prairie, Gayle Cearley of Weatherford; and adopted daughter Terri Thomas of Weatherford. A prayer service was 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral in Dallas, followed by a family visitation. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at St. Seraphim. Following the funeral service, a graveside service and burial will be at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John of Damascus Orthodox church Building Fund, 11224 C.R. 1113, Tyler, TX 75709. Joan was a vibrant soul well-loved who will be missed. May her memory be eternal. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.George Hanf, 98MOORESTOWN, N.J.The Service of Remembrance for Mr. George M. Hanf, 98, of Moorestown, N.J., will be 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Moorestown, N.J. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Marjorie Zachary, 80CRYSTAL RIVERMarjorie Zachary,80, of Crystal River, died Feb. 12, 2013,under the care of her family andHospice of Citrus County in Crystal River. Arrangements by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Hernando. Delbert Banks, 95 DUNNELLON Delbert F. Banks, 95, passed away Feb. 10, 2013. He is survived by his children, Stephen G. Banks and Christine Banks Glaister; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy I. Banks, and grandson Chadwick Banks. Mr. Banks was born in North Brookfield, Mass., Aug. 21, 1917. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army, receiving the Bronze Star and numerous citations for his service. He worked for Pan American World Airways for many years and enjoyed playing golf in his retirement. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Feb. 17, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Feb. 18, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432, with the Rev. Lynn Frank of Hope Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.Roberts ofDunellon.com. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund. Everette Moore Sr., 60BEVERLY HILLSEverette Moore Sr., born Sept. 6, 1952, in Milford, Conn., a selfless man whose soft-spoken words always touched the heart, passed away Feb. 10, 2013, in Good Ol Beverly Hills, Fla. He was survived and loved by his wife, Lisa Ann de Leon; his ex-wife, Terry Scenna Brown; siblings Charles Moore (Igina), Ruth Gates (Ron) and Thomas Moore (Lori); four beautiful and well-raised children, Billie Jo Bolenbaugh (Adam), Everette WBP Moore Jr., Sandra Moore (Roy Bebee) and Joseph Moore (Lisa Conheeney); six amazing grandchildren, Lydia, Hayden, Alexis, Alisa, Alyssa and Austin; and countless friends and loved ones who, in his heart, he considered family. Celebration of life services will be March 3, 2013, at the American Legion, Crystal River, Gulf-to-Lake Hwy. Memorial donations are requestedin lieu of flowers to allow the wonderful Hospice staff to continue their care of others as they have done for Everette. Pleaseforward donationsto Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. James Lee, 88 INVERNESS The Service of Remembrance for Mr. James H. Lee, age 88, of Inverness, Florida, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Pastor Brandon Lauranzon officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the chapel. The family requested expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. HooperFuneralHome.com. Mr. Lee was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Mooresville, N.C., son of Henry and Laura (Sherrill) Lee. He died Feb. 11, 2013, in Inverness, Fla. Mr. Lee was a U.S. military veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater in World War II and was master sergeant, U.S.M.C., in the Korean Conflict. He then served in civil service for the Federal Aviation Administration and retired in 1977 as chief of Air Transportation Security in Atlanta. He then retired to Inverness, Fla., with a summer home in Blairsville, Ga. The family are so thankful for the assurance that our father is present with his Father. Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vivian Vickie Lee, and granddaughter Molly Claire Eaton. Survivors include son Jeffrey (Cindy) Lee; two daughters, Sandra K. Sandy Lee and Cindi (James) Eaton; six grandchildren, Benjamin Lee, Matthew (Kate) Lee, Amy Lee, Andrew (Kate) Lee, Conor (Julieta) Eaton, Caitlin (Brandon) Eaton-Sturgill; and three great-grandchildren, Porter Lee, Eliza Lee and Noah Sturgill. Robert Hunt, 87HERNANDO Robert M. Hunt, 87, of Hernando, Fla., died Feb. 10, 2013, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Robert was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Troy, N.Y., the son of Martin and Marion Hunt. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as an aircraft and engine mechanic. Robert was the previous vice president for JM Fields Company. He moved to Citrus Hills in 1988 from Weymouth, Mass. He was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club and the Inverness Elks Lodge. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife Hazel E. Hunt; son Robert E. Hunt; brother Gordon E. Hunt; sister-in-law Joan M. Hunt; and sons-in-law Frederick E. Gale Jr. and Robert A. Mitchell. Survivors include three daughters, Robyn Hunt of Hernando, Martha Gale of Homosassa and Patricia Mitchell of Weymouth, Mass.; granddaughter Chelsea Hunt of Homosassa; nephew Gordon R. Hunt, U.S. Army (Catalina); nieces Carolyn Marshman (Harold), Lisa Scoppettuolo (Brian), Heather Marshman and Christina Marshman; and his beloved dog Mr. Mozart. Interment and services will be in Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Citrus County. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Wilma JaBaay, 77BEVERLY HILLSWilma Juanita JaBaay, 77, of Beverly Hills, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Church in Lecanto. Funeral service at the church at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Fero Memorial Gardens. Ralph Allard, 94FLORAL CITYRalph L. Allard, 94, Floral City, died Feb. 11, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.George Manojlovic, 82 BEVERLY HILLSGeorge D. Manojlovic, 82, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Memorial service of remembrance at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Fero Funeral Home with inurnment to follow at Fero Memorial Gardens. A6 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE O BITUARIES Office Locations: Crystal River & Inverness 352-795-5700 802924-01 000DXBT Over 2000 people have participated in Gardner Audiology Research Studies Gardner Audiology 2012 Starkey, Americas larg est manufacturer of hearing instruments is partnering with Gardner Audiology for a field study of con sumer satisfaction with newly patented hearing aid technology. Voice IQ was designed to maintain speech understanding in noise and relieve the strain of hearing conversation in a crowd and other difficult listening situations. In exchange for com pleting a pre and post-fit ting questionnaire Gardner will loan these hearing aids for a free 30 day field study. Audiologists with advanced university degrees will provide all exams and followup care free of charge. At the end of 30 days participants will return the aids or they may purchase them with generous field study discounts. Participants sought for hearing in noise study Call or click GardnerAudiology.com to join the study LEND US YOUR EARS TM EXTENDED ACT NOW! Deadline Feb. 28th Closing time for placing ad is 4 business days prior to run date. There are advanced deadlines for holidays. To Place YourIn Memory ad, Judy Moseley at 564-2917 jmoseley@chronicleonline.com 000DTKL 000DWD3 Funeral Home With Crematory C h a s E D a v i s Chas. E. Davis 726-8323 JAMES HOUSE Service: Thurs. 2:30 PM Florida National Cemetery JAMES RYAN Service: Fri. 3:30 PM Chapel SEAMUS MCCARTHY Service: Sat. 11:00 AM Chapel TERA MCALLISTER Service: Wed. 2:00 PM Chapel THELMA SHEPHERD Service: Sat. 3:00 PM Chapel ALPHONSO TURNO Visit: Wed. 4-8:00 PM Mass: Thurs. 9:00 AM Our Lady of Fatima 000DVGI Friday, February 22 nd Anne Marie Newcomer, OD Please RSVP 352.628.3029 Homosassa Eye Clinic 4564 S Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34446 000DXXO Cellular & Roman Shades Plantation Shutters Ado Wraps Custom Drapery Top Treatments Etc. 628-7888 CALL NOW! Lorrie 5454 S. Suncoast Blvd. (Hwy 19, next to Sugarmill Family Rest.) www.verticalblindsofhomosassa.com OF HOMOSASSA, Inc. More Than Just Verticals 2011 2011 2011 2011 2 Faux Wood Woven Woods Everette Moore Sr. Alfonso Turno SO YOU KNOW Chronicle policy permits free and paid obituaries. Call 352563-5660 for details. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. See DEATHS / Page A7

PAGE 7

Associated PressWASHINGTON The to-do list that awaits Jacob Lew, President Barack Obamas choice to be Treasury secretary, is daunting. Bridge disputes in Congress on taxes and spending. Shrink budget deficits. Manage tense economic ties with China. Press Europe to reduce debts while fighting a recession. Defend the U.S. financial overhaul law. Prevent a global currency war. And those are just the obvious challenges. Lews job isnt quite as perilous as the one that greeted the now-departed Timothy Geithner four years ago. As Treasury secretary, Geithner had to help stabilize a teetering U.S. banking system after the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and help lift the economy out of a deep recession. The economy and banking system are far healthier now. But if the Senate backs Lews nomination after a committee hearing Wednesday, he will likely have to marshal all his strengths as a budget specialist and perhaps overcome inexperience in some areas to achieve significant success. The federal budget is sure to preoccupy Lews early weeks, and its also likely to dominate his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Republicans are expected to use the hearing to stress their differences with the administration over deficits and taxes. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the panels top Republican, said he would press Lew on what kind of plan the Obama administration has to confront our skyrocketing debt and our broken entitlement programs. Lew, 57, will likely be well-prepared to spar over taxes and spending. He has twice served as a White House budget director once during the Clinton administration and once under Obama before becoming White House chief of staff. Going back to his days as an aide to House Speaker Tip ONeill in the early 1980s, Lew has amassed three decades of experience at the top levels of Washington policy-making. He isnt expected to have trouble winning Senate confirmation, despite the likely arguments from Republicans that the administration isnt doing enough to contain entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security whose costs are straining the federal budget. After Wednesdays hearing, committee members will have two days to send questions to Lew to answer before they vote. The full Senate could vote on the nomination late this month. That would give Lew little time before his first budget challenge the March 1 date when deep spending cuts in defense and domestic programs will kick in unless Congress and the administration agree on some way to avert them. The second challenge would come March 27, when much of the government would shut down if Congress doesnt extend a temporary measure authorizing funding. And the nations borrowing limit must be raised by May 18 or the government could default on its debts. Few are optimistic that negotiators will strike a grand bargain to simultaneously resolve the budget rifts, avoid slashing spending too much for now and shrink the deficit over the long run. You will get little deals along the way but not much else, said Stanley Collender, a budget expert at Qorvis Communications. I dont see them having the time or the inclination to do a grand bargain. Collender thinks a temporary government shutdown will occur once the current budget measure runs out March 27. A shutdown could force the two sides into a compromise over spending cuts and the need to fund the government for the rest of the budget year. Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica Hadi Mezawi has never set foot on the Caribbean island of Dominica, has never seen its rainforests or black-sand beaches. But hes one of its newest citizens. Without leaving his home in the United Arab Emirates, the Palestinian man recently received a brand new Dominican passport after sending a roughly $100,000 contribution to the tropical nation half a world away. At the start I was a little worried that it might be a fraud, but the process turned out to be quite smooth and simple. Now, I am a Dominican, said Mezawi, who like many Palestinians had not been recognized as a citizen of any country. That passport will help with travel for his job with a Brazilian food processing company, he said by telephone from Dubai. Turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa has led to a surge of interest in programs that let investors buy citizenship or residence in countries around the world in return for a healthy contribution or investment. Most are seeking a second passport for hasslefree travel or a ready escape hatch in case things get worse at home. Nowhere is it easier or faster than in the minuscule Eastern Caribbean nations of Dominica and St. Kitts & Nevis. Its such a booming business that a Dubaibased company is building a 4-square-mile community in St. Kitts where investors can buy property and citizenship at the same time. In its first phase, some 375 shareholders will get citizenship by investing $400,000 each in the project, which is expected to include a 200-room hotel and a mega-yacht marina. Others will get passports for buying one of 50 condominium units. The more they fight over there, the more political problems there are, the more applications we get here, said Victor Doche, managing director of another company that offers four condominium projects where approved buyers are granted citizenship in St. Kitts, which is less than twice the size of Washington D.C.C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 A7 565 Hwy. 41 South, Inverness MON.-FRI. 9-6 SAT. 10-4 SUN. 12-5 FURNITURE DEPOT 352726-4835 000E1FJ We Have a Train Load of Top Notch New & Used Furniture On New Mattress & Box Springs! $ 295 Free Delivery & Setup and removal of old mattress QUEEN SIZE Save Big Ethan Allen Thomasville Drexel Broyhill Basset Six up & coming Chefs from the top culinary schools in the US will compete for their Meal Ticket, Mentored by our Celebrity Chefs. Joseph Jo-Jo Doyle Executive Chef of Churchill Downs & many celebrity events. Carlos Fernandez of Top Chef Season 2 Alex Conant Personal Chef to Shaquille ONeal 000E1U8 Cooking With Stars Reality TV Show Meal Ticket is filming their Pilot Episode in Citrus County and we need Your Help to make it a success. You Be The Judge! General Admission Includes Dinner & Cash Bar $25 pp/per venue Advanced sales only. $30 pp/per venue *At the gate, space permitting. VIP Admission Includes Dinner, Open Bar, & VIP Seating. $50 pp/per venue Advanced sales only. Platinum Partner Includes 2 Tickets to each event, Dinner, Open Bar, VIP Seating, Preferred Parking, a free gift & Logo or Name on Program. $250 Advanced sales only. A protion of the proceeds will benefit the YMCA of Citrus County. February 22 nd Neon Leons 5:00-10:00 PM February 23 rd Ikes 5:00-10:00 PM Tickets Available 6301 Riverside Dr., Yankeetown, FL 352-447-4899 Old Florida Kitchen 10350 W. Yulee Dr. Homosassa, FL 352-621-3663 28 NW, Hwy. 19 Crystal River, FL 352-795-3149 401 W. Tompkins St. Inverness FL 352-726-2801 Advanced Ticket Sales End February 15, 2013. Full Bar available at both locations. Different menu each night. 000DXB0 Next to ACE in Homosassa ( 352 ) 628-3443 License #DN 17606 Ledgerdentistry.com FREE SECOND OPINION. We Cater to Cowards! General & Cosmetic Dentistry HONEST PROFESSIONAL COMPASSIONATE Most Insurance Accepted Se Habla Espaol 0213 WCRN PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN ORDINANCE NO. 2013-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN, FLORIDA, REQUESTING AND CONSENTING TO THE INCLUSION OF ALL OF YANKEETOWN WITHIN A MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT OR OTHER SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC AREA DESIGNATED BY LEVY COUNTY TO PROVIDE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL OF SUCH REQUEST AND CONSENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Town Council of the Town of Yankeetown will hold their second hearing on Ordinance 2013-01 during a Special Meeting scheduled for Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00pm. The hearing will be held at the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club at 22 59th Street in Yankeetown, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider requesting and consenting to the inclusion of all of the incorporated area of Yankeetown within an identified municipal service taxing or benefit unit or specific geographic area created or identified by the County to provide fire protection services, facilities, and programs and to the imposition of a special assessment by the County to fund such fire protection services, facilities and programs. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, located at Yankeetown Town Hall, 6241 Harmony Lane, Yankeetown, Florida, Monday through Friday, during regular Town Hall business hours (9:00 AM till 12 noon) as well as on the Towns Web Site at http:// yankeetownfl.govoffice2.com. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance at the public hearing. Once convened, the Public Hearing may be continued to one or more future dates: any interested party shall be advised that the dates, times and places of any continuation of the Public Hearing shall be announced during the Public Hearing and that no further notices regarding these matters will be published. Any handicapped or person with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Town Clerk at (352) 447-2511 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so arrangements can be made pursuant to Fla. Stat. Section 286.26. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, pursuant to Fla. Stat. Section 286.0105. 000DSWI Thomas Johns, 50 HERNANDO Thomas Tom Rogish Johns, 50, of Hernando, went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 12, 2013. He was surrounded by his family and under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County. Tom was born Aug. 19, 1962, to Norman and Mildred Johns in Clearwater. He graduated from Hudson High School and Everest College with a B.A. in business. Tom was an over-the-road truck driver for many years and loved adventure. He loved to travel and spend quality time with friends and family. He loved the Atlantic Ocean and enjoyed vacationing in St. Augustine. Tom had a delightful sense of humor and a sunny and happy personality. He enjoyed helping others and had a generous and kind heart. Tom loved animals and could not say no if one needed a home. Tom was a great husband, father and friend! Tom is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Cynthia Johns; daughter Elizabeth Goens; and sons Derek and Michael Johns. Tom is also survived by many extended family members and good friends. A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb.15, 2013, at Gulf to Lake Church in Crystal River. Memorial donations in Toms memory are requested to be sent to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464, in lieu of flowers. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. DEATHSContinued from Page A6 OBITUARIES Obituaries must be verified with the funeral home or society in charge of the arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. Struggling Caribbean islands selling citizenship Likely Treasury chief Lew faces budget tests Associated Press White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew speaks Jan. 10 in the East Room of the White House, where President Barack Obama announced Lew as his nominee as the next Treasury Secretary.

PAGE 8

A8 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 0 0 0 E 0 X O Beat The Clock Advertising SALE Today Only! Feb. 13 th Call Early For Maximum Savings! The Chronicle Is Having A Huge Advertising Sale For One Day Only. The Prices Will Increase Hourly So Call Early For Your Best Savings! Full, Half & Quarter Page Ad Specials Chronicle And Zoned Community Sections Included Save 50 % & More! Hurry Prices Increase at 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM Limited Number Of Sale Ads Available Ads must run prior to Feb. 28. No Sunday ads. Special offers or discounts can not be combined. Call Your Salesperson or 563-5592 (Lines Might Be Busy So Keep Trying!)

PAGE 9

Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. Mark Simmons began dialing Rhode Islands unemployment call center at 8 a.m. on a recent Monday. He got a busy signal. He tried 67 more times before the automated system picked up and told him that, because of heavy call volume, he should try back another time. People applying for unemployment benefits in this state with the nations highest jobless rate must wait on hold an average of 51 minutes. Not only that, but some of those interviewed by The Associated Press say their benefits are often weeks late and when they try to speak to a human about the problem, theyre referred to a computer. This is about whether I can buy groceries or whether Im going to be evicted, said Simmons, a 42-year-old Army veteran who has gotten by on parttime wages and unemployment since losing his job at a Providence bookstore in 2011. I sit in my apartment, dialing the number again and again, when Im supposed to be looking for jobs. Its like, what do I pay taxes for? While many states are well on the way to recovery 2 1/2 years after the end of the Great Recession, financially ailing Rhode Island stands apart. And it inadvertently made things more difficult for its unemployed with an automated system that cant handle the demand, and a remarkably ill-timed decision to lay off scores of workers at the call center. State officials acknowledge the problems and say they are rehiring staff and have upgraded the automated system. But the mess has illustrated how slowly and painfully recovery has come to Rhode Island. With a population of just over 1 million, Rhode Island has 57,800 jobless people and is tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment in the nation, at 10.2 percent, as it seeks to reverse a long, slow decline in business that began well before the recession. Once home to a robust manufacturing economy that produced jewelry, heavy machinery and other goods, Rhode Island has struggled for decades to attract the kind of jobs in health care and high tech that have helped its New England neighbors make the transition into the 21st century. Unemployment in Rhode Island peaked during the recent downturn at 11.9 percent, and the state is projecting a $69 million budget shortfall this year. During the 2007-09 recession, the federal government gave states extra money to beef up unemployment-office staffing, but the dollars have dried up as the jobs picture has improved across the country. Last summer, faced with a $3 million cut in federal aid, Rhode Islands labor department laid off 67 workers, including about one-third of the 150 people at the call center. Telephone wait times jumped to more than two hours, according to the union representing the laid-off workers. Then Congress voted to extend emergency unemployment assistance, heaping more work on an already overstretched Rhode Island system that now handles 28,000 claims a week. While the automated phone and online system takes claim information from people filing for benefits, its up to state workers to process and approve the claims. When too many people call in at once, the phone system becomes overwhelmed. Rhode Island has since secured federal money to refill 33 positions at the call center, and officials hope to move to a mostly Web-based system by the end of the year.B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 A9 Money & MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,350 1,400 1,450 1,500 1,550 AF SONDJ 1,480 1,520 1,560 S&P 500 Close: 1,519.43 Change: 2.42 (0.2%) 10 DAYS 12,400 12,800 13,200 13,600 14,000 14,400 AF SONDJ 13,800 13,940 14,080 Dow Jones industrials Close: 14,018.70 Change: 47.46 (0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced1961 Declined1075 New Highs296 New Lows14 Vol. (in mil.)3,282 Pvs. Volume2,637 1,718 1,505 1511 946 178 18 NYSE NASD DOW14038.9713968.9414018.70+47.46+0.34%+6.98% DOW Trans.5921.835893.205906.86-2.29-0.04%+11.31% DOW Util.476.74473.89476.67+1.84+0.39%+5.20% NYSE Comp.8970.908918.738957.61+38.59+0.43%+6.09% NASDAQ3196.923184.853186.49-5.51-0.17%+5.53% S&P5001522.291515.611519.43+2.42+0.16%+6.54% S&P4001112.411107.011111.72+4.67+0.42%+8.95% Wilshire 500016079.5316012.4716053.69+29.39+0.18%+7.06% Russell 2000918.17913.73917.52+4.49+0.49%+8.03% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AK Steel Hold AKS3.422 8.65 4.22-.02 -0.5 stt-8.3-47.4dd... AT&T Inc T29.777 38.58 35.60+.37 +1.1 sss+5.6+24.0291.80f Ametek Inc AME29.860 41.61 41.82+.31 +0.7 sss+11.3+31.0220.24 Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD64.088 94.49 87.52+1.25 +1.4 sts+0.1+36.31.57e Bank of America BAC6.720 12.20 12.25+.39 +3.2 sss+5.5+47.5470.04 Capital City Bank CCBG6.350 12.23 11.78+.08 +0.7 sts+3.6+32.2cc... CenturyLink Inc CTL36.528 43.43 41.76+.25 +0.6 sss+6.7+16.8382.90 Citigroup C24.610 43.49 44.35+1.20 +2.8 sss+12.1+31.2140.04 Commnwlth REIT CWH13.465 21.43 17.34+.25 +1.5 sss+9.5-8.8311.00 Disney DIS40.880 55.50 54.95+.20 +0.4 sss+10.4+33.9180.75f Duke Energy DUK59.639 71.13 69.50+.36 +0.5 sss+8.9+12.0193.06 EPR Properties EPR40.049 48.92 47.25+.39 +0.8 sss+2.5+14.7213.00 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM77.137 93.67 88.46+.18 +0.2 tts+2.2+8.1112.28 Ford Motor F8.828 14.30 13.08-.03 -0.2 tts+1.0+7.4100.40f Gen Electric GE18.029 23.18 22.58+.13 +0.6 sss+7.6+22.6160.76f Home Depot HD45.450 68.15 67.32+.94 +1.4 sss+8.8+49.0241.16 Intel Corp INTC19.232 29.27 21.19+.16 +0.8 sts+2.8-17.9100.90 IBM IBM181.857 211.79 200.04-.12 -0.1 tss+4.4+5.8133.40 LKQ Corporation LKQ14.630 23.99 23.20-.11 -0.5 tss+10.0+46.427... Lowes Cos LOW24.760 39.26 39.79+.73 +1.9 sss+12.0+46.5240.64 McDonalds Corp MCD83.317 101.04 95.10-.07 -0.1 sss+7.8-1.4183.08 Microsoft Corp MSFT26.263 32.95 27.88+.02 +0.1 sss+4.4-5.9150.92 Motorola Solutions MSI44.490 61.04 60.83-.07 -0.1 sss+9.2+30.5201.04 NextEra Energy NEE59.100 72.87 72.49+.31 +0.4 sss+4.8+23.6162.40 Penney JC Co Inc JCP15.692 42.85 19.27-.26 -1.3 tst-2.2-53.5dd... Piedmont Office RT PDM14.629 19.71 19.20+.11 +0.6 sss+6.4+10.0350.80 Regions Fncl RF5.460 8.00 7.93-.01 -0.1 rss+11.2+40.7110.04 Sears Holdings Corp SHLD38.402 85.90 47.75-.22 -0.5 sss+15.4+8.5dd... Smucker, JM SJM70.500 90.40 90.92+2.17 +2.4 sss+5.4+14.5212.08 Sprint Nextel Corp S2.200 6.04 5.91+.12 +2.1 sss+4.2+152.8dd... Texas Instru TXN26.060 34.29 33.56-.13 -0.4 tss+8.6+3.3220.84 Time Warner TWX33.620 52.85 52.50+.37 +0.7 tss+9.8+41.7171.60f UniFirst Corp UNF55.869 88.35 84.22+.03 ... tss+14.9+36.9170.15 Verizon Comm VZ36.807 48.77 44.44+.12 +0.3 sss+2.7+23.0cc2.06 Vodafone Group VOD24.955 30.07 27.23+.03 +0.1 tss+8.1+4.71.53e WalMart Strs WMT57.187 77.60 71.40... ... tss+4.6+17.9151.59 Walgreen Co WAG28.530 41.76 41.95+.47 +1.1 sss+13.3+23.0191.10 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest Dividend Footnotes: a Extra dividends were paid, but are not included. b Annual rate plus stock. c Liquidating dividend. e Amount declared or paid in last 12 months. f Current annual rate, which was increased by most recent dividend announcement. i Sum of dividends paid after s tock split, no regular rate. j Sum of dividends paid this year. Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative iss ue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yie ld not shown. r Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t Paid in stock, approximate cash value on ex-distribution date. PE Footnotes: q Stock is a closed-end fund no P/E ratio shown. cc P/E exceeds 99. dd Loss in last 12 months. The company said it finished treating the first group of patients in a clinical trial of its stem cell therapy. The credit and business data company posted a 7 percent decline in revenue, deflating the hopes of investors. Defense profits plunged 80 percent, and a Benchmark financial analyst stripped the company of its Buy rating. Shares jumped to levels not seen in five years as the home improvement company rides a wave of recovery in the real estate market. Fourth-quarter earnings exceeded expectations, turning the long-suffering cosmetics company into the biggest gainer on the S&P 500. The Dow Jones industrial average rose Tuesday and is just 1 percent below its record high, which was set in 2007. Stocks climbed after beauty-products company Avon and clothier Michael Kors became the latest companies to report betterthan-expected results. 10 15 20 $25 NF DJ AvonAVP Close: $20.79 3.51 or 20.3% $13.70$23.58 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 32.2m (5.6x avg.) $8.98 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 77.0 1.2% 10 15 20 $25 NF DJ Masco MAS Close: $20.01 2.22 or 12.5% $11.01$20.43 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 23.6m (5.4x avg.) $7.15 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... 1.5% 40 45 50 $55 NF DJ Cubic CUB Close: $45.00 -3.40 or -7.0% $41.92$52.53 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 699.6k (8.0x avg.) $1.2 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 13.1 0.5% 70 80 $90 NF DJ Dun & Bradstreet DNB Close: $78.68 -6.60 or -7.7% $62.62$86.52 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 3.6m (6.2x avg.) $3.51 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 12.7 1.9% 1.4 1.6 1.8 $2.0 NF DJ StemCells STEM Close: $1.99 0.35 or 21.0% $0.59$2.67 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 10.2m (19.2x avg.) $74.51 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.98 percent Tuesday. Yields affect interest rates on consumer loans. NET 1YR TREASURIES YEST PVS CHG AGO 3.25 3.25 3.25 .13 .13 .13 PRIME RATE FED FUNDS 3-month T-bill.080.07+0.01.10 6-month T-bill.120.12....13 52-wk T-bill.140.14....14 2-year T-note.270.26+0.01.29 5-year T-note.870.85+0.02.84 10-year T-note1.981.96+0.021.98 30-year T-bond3.193.17+0.023.12 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx2.772.73+0.042.61 Bond Buyer Muni Idx4.024.02...4.59 Barclays USAggregate1.901.91-0.012.10 Barclays US High Yield5.986.02-0.047.34 Moodys AAACorp Idx3.873.89-0.023.82 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.131.11+0.021.06 Barclays US Corp2.812.81...3.37 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of oil rose on expectations for stronger demand. OPEC upped its forecast for 2013 growth in crude demand amid signs of economic recovery and colderthan-normal weather. Crude Oil (bbl)97.5197.03+0.49+6.2 Ethanol (gal)2.392.40+0.04+9.0 Heating Oil (gal)3.243.23+0.15+6.3 Natural Gas (mm btu)3.233.28-1.49-3.6 Unleaded Gas (gal)3.053.02+0.96+8.5 FUELS CLOSEPVS. %CHG%YTD Gold (oz)1648.701648.20+0.03-1.6 Silver (oz)31.0030.90+0.35+2.8 Platinum (oz)1717.201696.10+1.24+11.6 Copper (lb)3.743.72+0.50+2.6 Palladium (oz)771.00758.20+1.69+9.7 METALS CLOSEPVS. %CHG%YTD Cattle (lb)1.261.27-0.65-3.0 Coffee (lb)1.411.40+0.36-2.2 Corn (bu)6.967.02-0.85-0.3 Cotton (lb)0.820.83-1.34+8.9 Lumber (1,000 bd ft)389.30384.30+1.30+4.1 Orange Juice (lb)1.281.21+5.40+10.3 Soybeans (bu)14.2114.32-0.75+0.1 Wheat (bu)7.327.42-1.28-5.9 AGRICULTURE CLOSE PVS. %CHG%YTD American Funds BalAm 21.29+.05 +4.4+13.4+12.2+5.5 BondAm 12.85... -0.5+3.9+5.9+3.9 CapIncBuAm 54.33+.09 +3.0+12.5+10.1+3.0 CpWldGrIAm 38.77+.18 +4.2+15.8+10.0+1.9 EurPacGrAm 42.51+.30 +3.1+12.7+7.8+1.2 FnInvAm 43.13+.13 +5.8+15.6+13.0+3.7 GrthAmAm 36.28+.10 +5.6+15.9+12.2+3.6 IncAmerAm 18.68+.05 +3.4+12.7+12.1+5.2 InvCoAmAm 31.76+.11 +5.3+14.2+11.3+3.4 NewPerspAm 32.66+.17 +4.5+16.0+11.5+4.0 WAMutInvAm 32.81+.14 +5.1+13.8+14.0+4.1 Dodge & Cox Income 13.86-.01 0.0+5.5+6.4+6.8 IntlStk 36.38+.29 +5.0+16.6+8.9+1.4 Stock 131.38+.62 +7.8+20.8+13.6+3.0 Fidelity Contra 80.99+.01 +5.4+13.5+14.1+5.4 GrowCo 97.99+.03 +5.1+10.6+16.1+7.2 LowPriStk d 41.92+.15 +6.1+14.7+15.2+7.4 Fidelity Spartan 500IdxAdvtg 53.90+.09 +6.8+15.7+14.6+4.7 FrankTemp-Franklin Income Am 2.29+.01 +3.2+13.4+11.9+5.8 FrankTemp-Templeton GlBond Am 13.48+.01 +1.0+9.7+8.3+9.6 GlBondAdv 13.43... +1.0+9.9+8.6+9.8 Harbor IntlInstl d 63.53+.38 +2.3+11.2+10.0+1.8 PIMCO TotRetAm 11.19... -0.2+6.9+6.7+7.1 T Rowe Price GrowStk 39.61+.01 +4.8+12.7+15.0+6.0 Vanguard 500Adml 140.25+.23 +6.8+15.7+14.6+4.7 500Inv 140.24+.23 +6.8+15.6+14.4+4.6 GNMAAdml 10.83-.01 -0.5+1.5+5.1+5.6 MuIntAdml 14.40-.01 +0.5+4.2+5.6+5.2 STGradeAd 10.82... +0.1+3.5+3.6+3.8 TotBdAdml 10.99-.01 -0.6+2.9+5.4+5.5 TotIntl 15.43+.07 +3.0+11.1+7.3-0.2 TotStIAdm 38.19+.07 +7.1+15.7+15.0+5.4 TotStIdx 38.17+.07 +7.1+15.5+14.9+5.3 Welltn 35.33+.08 +4.4+12.5+11.5+6.0 WelltnAdm 61.02+.14 +4.4+12.6+11.5+6.1 TOTALRETURN FAMILYFUND NAV CHG YTD 1YR 3YR* 5YR*Mutual Funds Annualized; d Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. m Multiple fees are charged, usually a marketing fee and either a sales or redemption fee. x fund paid a distribution during the week. Interest rates 305 S.E. US 19 Crystal River 000E189 Dow nears record Associated PressNEW YORK The Dow rose to its highest close of the year Tuesday, ending 146 points from a record. Stocks gained after impressive results from two big consumer brands. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 47.46 to 14,018.70, putting it within 1 percent of the record close of 14,164.53 set in October 2007. The Standard & Poors 500 gained 2.42 points to 1,519.43, also close to its record. In a quiet day of trade, stocks were driven higher by beauty products maker Avon and luxury clothing and accessories company Michael Kors, whose results impressed investors. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity in the U.S. Financial and home building stocks also lifted stocks, led by Bank of America and Masco Corp, which notched some of the days biggest gains. The Dow has surged at the start of the year, logging its best January in almost two decades, after lawmakers reached a lastminute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff of sweeping tax increases and spending cuts. Investors are also becoming more optimistic that the housing market is recovering and hiring is picking up. The 30-member Dow has now closed above 14,000 twice this month. Before February, the index had closed above that level just nine times in its history. The first time was in July 2007; the rest were in October of that year. Avons stock price jumped $3.51, or 20 percent, to $20.79 after the company posted a fourthquarter loss that wasnt as bad as analysts expected. The company also hopes to save $400 million by slashing costs. Michael Kors rose $5, or 9 percent, to $62 after reporting earnings that beat analysts predictions. About 70 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have reported earnings for the fourth quarter. Analysts are projecting that earnings will rise 6.4 percent for the period, an improvement from the 2.4 percent growth reported in the third quarter, according to S&P Capital IQ. The Dow has now advanced 7 percent this year, and the S&P 500 is up 6.6 percent. In other trading Tuesday, the Nasdaq composite was down 5.51 points at 3,186.49. Associated Press John Gallagher, second from right, an unemployed parttime student from Providence, R.I., addresses a group on the difficulties of accessing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island during a meeting Feb. 5 at the George Wiley Center in Pawtucket, R.I. A month after losing his job as a bus driver, Gallagher has not been able to reach anyone at the states unemployment call center. Rhode Island struggles with highest unemployment +1.0% AP World markets How key international stock markets performed: Milan FTSE MIB Paris CAC40 Sydney ASX All Ordinaries Tokyo Nikkei Zurich Swiss Market Index 16,644.45 3,686.58 4,981.53 11,369.12 7,427.06 Amsterdam AEX 344.99 346.20 +0.4% Brussels BEL20 2,518.43 2,498.19 +0.8% Frankfurt DAX 7,660.19 7,633.74 +0.4% Hong Kong Hang Seng 23,215.16 23,177.00 +0.2% London FTSE 100 6,338.38 6,277.06 16,529.87 +0.7% 3,650.58 +1.0% 4,980.32 0.0% 11,153.16 +1.9% 7,407.60 +0.3% Previous close Todays close % change

PAGE 10

O PINION Page A10 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 Who is responsible? Who is responsible for Cedar Keys water going salty? Once an aquifer is intruded, its salty forever. They will now have to burden someone elses aquifer. Will that aquifer be able to handle the increase? Who is now responsible for these people having to pay so much more for their water? Who do they sue? SWFWMD? Its a government entity. We would be suing ourselves. It is plain to me that permits have to be scrutinized a lot more carefully. If I wanted to start a bottled water company in Crystal River, say, that needed 1 trillion gallons of water per year, the fact I needed it is not justification for a permit to be issued. We cannot afford water extraction businesses. The need that should be looked at is what the people who live here need. Here is where we need to change. We need a deterrent. Any waterselling company needs to be metered and needs to pay a hefty surcharge monthly, like in Maine, where they charge 8 cents per gallon. Possibly we should allow water companies only to draw from the city water line so that if necessary during a drought, we could just turn off their access to the water and that would be that. Also, the head of the water management board would be liable not only financially, but personally responsible, with hard prison time. The head of his hydrology consulting engineering staff would also be liable. This would insure that these folks would err on the conservative side in the future. Lawn watering would be made illegal, and all wells would get meters. Things like private pools would have surtaxes charged at time of construction and a monthly water tax would be assessed. Properties that have other than native plants (that require no watering) would also be taxed. The states should also pass laws to negate gated communities from forcing the use of water. If watering grass was illegal, that would take care of that. Do these measures sound tough? You bet. Jimmie T. Smith says Florida is going to grow whether you like it or not. Doing all these things first should be the only thing that would prevent a water manager from going to prison and prevent our water from going salty.Roger Dobronyi Inverness End violence While we debate proposed measures to stem violence against children, why dont we begin where it begins in the mothers womb. Abortion is far and away the leading cause of death of children. Does not societys condoning abortion tell those who survive the womb that its okay to kill kids? William Iles Dunnellon E very day I read or hear pundits spending energy telling us the Tea party is dead. Daily. Repeatedly. If we were dead, wed have about as much media time as, oh, Michael Dukakis. However, our principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility are starting to actually resonate. All it took was a simple expiring of the 2 percent payroll tax hike to destroy four years of government for free fiction. Anyone else notice that fiscal cliff tax hikes have already been consumed by the spending for superstorm (aka a weak Category 1 for Floridians) Sandy? No matter how hard the pundits try to make it about the tea party, the Democrats are confronting a shocking reality this is the generation, the moment, when liberal socialist policies have finally run out of someone elses money. But what of the tea (taxed enough already) party brand? The Jesuits of centuries gone by used to say of the Catholics they have the cross, we have Christ. It meant the Church worshiped the symbols of religion rather than the religion itself. We align with Republican principles in many ways; its just the establishment Republicans we have a problem with. So we dont cling to the symbol of the tea party if the name dies, it dies. The principles endure. But how dead are we, really? So dead that Karl Rove just last week had to declare war on us by ensuring the Republicans continue to nominate electable candidates like Romney, McCain, Scott Brown, et al. We thank Rove for finally admitting to his inner Democrat of bigger government. Well, the establishment Republicans and Democrats now have Team Obama/Rove, and we have our principles. And many cities no longer have any money for basic services. With $16 trillion in debt, inflation, $5 gas, endless wars, foreclosures and the doom of Obamacare looming, I understand why Team Obama/Rove are attacking us instead of talking about hard issues they have no principles to rally around so divide and conquer is all thats left. We won big in 2010 and battled Team Obama/Rove to a stalemate in 2012, despite more than $2 billion in campaign spending. Not bad for a bunch of idiot amateurs, dont you think? Beating the Democrats is easy they have no idea what they stand for anymore except unbridled love of the cult of Obama. Its defeating the establishment Republicans thats been a little harder, but Rove has provided us differentiation in 2014. Its Us vs. Team Obama/Rove going forward. We cleaned their clocks in 2010. If we are talking fiscal issues, we will do it again in 2014. Ill leave it to the establishment Republicans, under Roves leadership, to blow it again in 2016 by making legitimate rape and abortion the issues of the day. Much like Obama blaming guns instead of really looking at psychotropic drugs as a cause for mass shootings, it is easier to hate the tea party than deal with real problems. We are the group that elected Gov. Rick Scott, and we are the group calling him out for his free stuff for everyone budget mindset circa 2013. Weve never been willing to be like the poor Obama drones forcing ourselves to defend his policies to the point of rejecting our own beliefs. The tea party, on the other hand, has been holding the Republicans feet to the fire, and they dont like us just as much as the Democrats just ask Karl Rove. We dont believe in big government, unlimited wars overseas, printing money or dividing the country. We leave that to Team Obama/Rove. The tea party as a group is battle tested. The interesting part is the large number of people embracing our principles even if they dont embrace our brand. If we were dead, wed be invisible and ignored. We arent being ignored, and our principles arent leaving. Henry Kelley, a Fort Walton Beach business owner, is a leader of the Florida tea party movement. He can be reached at legislative @fwbteaparty.com. Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves. William Hazlitt, 1778-1830 Tea party still going strong 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 .................................... publisherMike Arnold .............................................. editor Charlie Brennan ........................ managing editor Curt Ebitz .................................. citizen member Mac Harris ................................ citizen member Rebecca Martin .......................... guest member Brad Bautista .................................... copy chief MEDICAL CONUNDRUM Medical corridor has tax hurdles T he county is in the early stages of planning for the construction of a medical and business corridor along County Road 491 in Lecanto. The countys idea would be to four-lane the last stretch of C.R. 491 from County Road 486 to State Road 44 and create incentives to attract more medical facilities and businesses to the region. A change in land-use designation and a network of interconnecting streets within the medical corridor could make this an attractive concept. As we all know, there are already at least a dozen private and public health care providers located along this highway. County staffers recently met with representatives from state universities in Tampa, Orlando and Gainesville to gauge interest. Creating economic interest in developing the medical opportunities in Citrus County makes good sense, as does the obvious benefit to the many senior citizens who would love expanded health care options. One of the exciting ideas about building a medical corridor in Lecanto is to have adjacent property owners donate right-of-way to the county instead of selling it. Since the property owners stand to benefit from the development plan, donating property is a good way to make them stakeholders. And the truth is, the county only has the gas tax dollars available to build a road and not purchase the right-of-way. We are not as positive about the idea of the county hospital governing board using some of its property tax dollars to finance the road construction project. There have been talks between the county and the hospital governing board about some type of financial agreement, but we are skeptical. The hospital governing board has collected taxes from property owners in an effort to support the hospital and health care. Suggesting that road construction is a health care imperative seems to be a real stretch to us. Before any decisions are made to use health care dollars, wed like to see a lot more public discussion about why this could be considered an appropriate use of these funds. We do support the concept of the county taking a leadership role in working with health care interests to expand opportunities here. Citrus County is a natural place for doctors, hospitals and universities to expand their offerings. Were just not convinced that using hospital dollars for road infrastructure makes sense. THE ISSUE: Expanding health care options for the county.OUR OPINION: Keep planning, but be careful about spending hospital dollars. 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 600 words, and writers will be limited to four 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 We have the rightsIdont know where you people learn how to drive down here in Florida, but where I come from, the handicapped people always have the right of way. When we go in the grocery stores and you see a handicapped placard around our neck, we get to go to the front of the line. If theres no handicapped space available, anywhere with a space next to it automatically becomes a handicapped space. If were backing out of a parking spot, you have to wait because we have the right of way. It gets me so mad these people dont realize that when youre handicapped, you always have the right of way. We have the rights. Not everybody gets rights.Unable to read signsYou know, it amazes me how many people in Inverness and Citrus County cant read four simple little words on two signs. One of them is, No right on red. The other one is, Take down when driving. This pertains to the blue placard disability parking sticker. I just dont understand why they cant read these two little sentences and do as theyre supposed to. Maybe if Citrus County would watch, they would write more tickets for people illegally turning on red and write warnings for people hanging signs. Stolen signs This is unbelie vable. (I) was having a yard sale this past Friday and Saturday and Sunday, in desperation, trying to make my electric bill, which was going to be shut off, and somebody stole my signs. I put them up. Everything was going good. All of a sudden, nobodys coming and we looked and theyre gone. Who would do that? The person thats doing that, you have problems. Would you like to pay my electric bill? Im not lazy and I work, doing the best I can do. You screwed me up. Its just plain ignorance. Why do you go around doing that? Discount for trash I agree with the person who called in a while back about a senior discount for trash. I dont fill a trash can halfway every week and that is with the newspapers I could be recycling, yet I have to pay the same as a person with three or more trash cans full. Give us a break, please. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and h ave 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 Henry Kelley FLORIDA VOICES

PAGE 11

Setting the record straight I just read Harley Lawrences letter about my Jan. 27 article on gun control and am puzzled at how hes misinterpreted the article. My article was not intended to be a technical analysis of the relative merits of different ammunition, and frankly, who cares? The article was trying to get at the issues surrounding the NRAs objection to any attempt to control the flow of military-style weapons into the hands of crazy people and/or criminals via a combination of black markets, gun shows and straw man purchases. If the NRA objects to any and all controls over who gets guns, then it is eventually on the side of the bad guys. In effect, its OK with the NRA if thousands of people are killed by guns every year. According to the NRA, if you or someone you know is killed or injured by a gun, then that is just too bad. Even if guns start out in the hands of law-abiding citizens, a lot of them wind up in crimes without a trace of how they migrated from dealers and retailers. For instance, if you come into your kitchen and see the faucet on and the sink overflowing, the first thing you do is turn off the water. The same thing goes for the free flow of increasingly sophisticated guns into our neighborhoods. The first thing to do is to stop or at least slow down the flow. Rest assured that I am not advocating the elimination of guns. I understand the need and gut-level appeal of having and firing guns. But we need to examine the role of assault-style weapons and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with enormous magazines that are already in the hands of millions of people with no accountability as to what happens to them after the initial and mostly legal sale. One other thing, the NRA is becoming known for is its insistence that we enact no new laws and only enforce the ones already on the books. Fair enough, but what it doesnt mention, and is rarely heard in the media, is its lobbying efforts to neuter gun control laws and intimidate Congress to enact laws restricting the very enforcement of laws already on the books. The NRA has set up a perfect Catch-22 where it insists that current laws be enforced while at the same time supporting like-minded politicians who make sure the current laws are practically unenforceable. Apparently, it can have it both ways. Since the Second Amendment ensures that guns will keep pouring into this society, we will continue to be helpless against suicidal crazy people getting their hands on a lot of readily available guns. It just doesnt help when people are willing to endure repeated and sensational atrocities for the sake of the ability of anyone buying a gun whenever and wherever one wants. They are just too dangerous and numerous for a supposedly civilized society to continue to allow without some effort to slow things down. What we need are sensible laws and less nonsensical flapdoodle over the relative merits of ammunition they are all lethal, especially when they can be fired by the dozens without the bother of reloading. John Read Beverly Hills Rethink illegal immigration What is never discussed, is the effect of allowing a very conservatively estimated 12 million people to break the law of the land, and reward them as their first action on our soil, by having law-abiding citizens pay for their broken glass. Once we decide that there are no rules of law governing immigration, then that opens the door to anybody to ignore any aspect of that law they choose, and on and on to any other law. We then become like any underdeveloped country, where the elite pick and choose what laws are to be enforced, and by whom. Border patrol is suing the feds because they cannot enforce the laws they were hired to enforce. That is just the beginning. Sealing the border is a red herring. The distances involved and methods and resources needed would never suffice nor be possible. The only way to stop illegal immigration is to make the prospects of success very unpleasant at best. No jobs, no anchor babies, no welfare, and a trip to the nearest bus or boat back. There are also many uncounted millions of Asian illegal immigrants, who are not yet a burden on society, because they come to meld into their own communities and pay their way, often by being essentially slave labor. They could and should then come out of the shadows to add further chaos. This is not about the individual lawbreakers, but about the collective harm that will be done to our entire society once we yell out: Ally ally oxen free! Robin Humphrey Crystal River O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 A11 000E164 Place a classified ad in the February 14th edition of the newspaper. $14.95 Includes 20 lines of copy and valentine art. (Your choice of three options.) Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 13 at noon. Call 563-5966 SHOW YOUR LOVE with a Love Note in the Citrus County Chronicle Valentines Day Thursday, February 14 000E0Q0 LOCATED WITH SOLAR NAILS, CASH ADVANCE, FLORIDA COURT FORMS & BODY WAVES! 2502 Hwy. 44 W. Inverness 352726-7780 352726-7781 1/4 Carat Solitaire Engagement Ring* *Sizes may vary SAVE BIG! Values from $ 499 to $ 699 Valentines Day Moments NOW $ 199 t o $ 299 MARQUISE HEARTS ROUNDS PRINCESS 14kt Gold 1/4 Carat Solitaire Engagement Ring* LETTERS to the Editor

PAGE 12

Associated PressPYONGYANG, North Korea Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. North Korea said the atomic test was merely its first response to what it called U.S. threats, and said it will continue with unspecified second and third measures of greater intensity if Washington maintains its hostility. The underground test, which set off powerful seismic waves, drew immediate condemnation from Washington, the U.N. and others. Even its only major ally, China, summoned the Norths ambassador for a dressing-down. President Barack Obama, who gave a State of the Union address later Tuesday, said nuclear tests do not make North Korea more secure. Instead, North Korea has increasingly isolated and impoverished its people through its illadvised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction, he said in a statement. But the Obama administrations options for a response are limited, and a U.S. military strike is highly unlikely. In an emergency session, the U.N. Security Council unanimously said the test poses a clear threat to international peace and security and pledged further action. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice called the test highly provocative and said the Norths continued work on its nuclear and missile programs threatens regional and international peace and security and the security of a number of countries including the United States. They will not be tolerated, she said, and they will be met with North Koreas increasing isolation and pressure under United Nations sanctions. It remains to be seen, however, whether China will sign on to any new, binding global sanctions. Beijing, Pyongyangs primary trading partner, has resisted measures that would cut off North Koreas economy completely. China expressed firm opposition to Tuesdays test, but called for a calm response by all sides. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi summoned North Koreas ambassador and delivered a stern representation and demanded North Korea swiftly return to the correct channel of dialogue and negotiation, the ministry said in a statement. The test was a defiant North Korean response to U.N. orders that it shut down its atomic activity or face more sanctions and international isolation. It will likely draw more sanctions from the United States and other countries at a time when North Korea is trying to rebuild its moribund economy and expand its engagement with the outside world. Tuesdays test is North Koreas first since young leader Kim Jong Un took power of a country long estranged from the West. The test will likely be portrayed in North Korea as a strong move to defend the nation against foreign aggression, particularly from the United States. Memorial Associated Press A motorcade escorting the hearse carrying slain ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle to the Texas State Cemetery makes its way Tuesday through Austin, Texas. Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield were shot and killed Feb 2. at a North Texas gun range. Police seek shooting motive OAKDALE, Minn. Police are trying to determine why a 34-year-old man randomly shot at passing vehicles in a suburban St. Paul neighborhood, wounding a female driver and killing her 9-year-old son. A witness told The Associated Press the man identified by police Tuesday as Nhan Lap Tran of Oakdale, was nonchalantly walking down the block the night before when he began firing. Nine-year-old Devin Aryal of Oakdale was killed. His mother, 39-year-old Melissa Aryal, was shot in the arm. A woman in another vehicle also was injured, but was expected to survive. Senate panel approves Hagel WASHINGTON A bitterly divided Senate panel Tuesday voted to approve President Barack Obamas nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nations defense secretary at a time of turmoil for the military with looming budget cuts, a fresh sign of North Koreas nuclear ambitions and drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The Armed Services Committee voted 14-11 to send the nomination to the full Senate, with all the panels Democrats backing the presidents choice to succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The committees Republicans were unified in their opposition to their onetime colleague. Cruise passengers remain strandedHOUSTON Passengers onboard a disabled cruise ship being towed to shore in the Gulf of Mexico told relatives they are using plastic bags to do their business and are otherwise trying to make the best of a bad situation by sleeping under the stars instead of in their stuffy, hot cabins. Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Triumph left Galveston, Texas, for a four-day cruise last Thursday carrying 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members. On Sunday, the ship was about 150 miles off Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula when an engine room fire knocked out its primary power source, crippling its water and plumbing systems. Nation BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Carnival Associated Press A worker puts the final touches to a giant figure depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel during preparations Tuesday for the 129th Nice carnival parade in southeastern France. The 129th Nice Carnival runs from Feb. 15 until March 6 and will celebrate the theme King of the five continents. NASA: Water loss in Middle East DOHA, Qatar A NASA study found an amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to poor management, increased demands for groundwater and the effects of a 2007 drought. The study, to be published Friday in Water Resources Research, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, examined data over seven years from 2003 from a pair of gravity-measuring satellites. Researchers found freshwater reserves in parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran along the Tigris and Euphrates river basins had lost 117 million acre feet of its total stored freshwater. About 60 percent of the loss resulted from pumping underground reservoirs for ground water.Vatican: Popes retirement realVATICAN CITY The papal ring will be destroyed, along with other powerful emblems of authority, just as they are after a popes death. The retiring Pope Benedict XVI will live in a monastery on the edge of the Vatican gardens and will likely even give up his beloved theological writing. The Vatican went out of its way Tuesday to declare that for Benedict, retirement means just that: Retirement. With speculation swirling about his future role, the Vaticans chief spokesman explicitly stated Benedict will not influence the election of his successor. Fidel Castro describes aging HAVANA Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro complained of a bad knee, weak eyesight and difficulty adjusting to changes in light during a lengthy interview session with state-run media published Tuesday. The 86-yearold revolutionary icon also praised Cuban election officials for building a new entrance to his polling site, eliminating the need for him to climb stairs, which he indicated had been difficult since a fall in 2004. Castro is rarely seen in public, and more rarely still speaks about Cuban affairs. While his appearance at the voting station had been reported earlier, the majority of his comments had not. World BRIEFS From wire reports Robber seeks prison Associated PressCHICAGO After spending most of his adult life behind bars, 73-yearold Walter Unbehaun decided to rob another bank in hopes of getting caught. He felt more comfortable in prison, court documents allege, and wanted to spend his final years there. So the balding, grayhaired South Carolina man leaned on a cane as he walked into a bank in suburban Chicago over the weekend and used a novel stickup line: He had just six months to live, so he had nothing left to lose, according to a federal complaint citing his post-arrest interrogation. Unbehaun also allegedly lifted his coat to show a teller a silver revolver shoved into his waistband. Investigators say Unbehaun, of Rock Hill, S.C., walked out of the Harris Bank in Niles on Saturday with $4,178 in his pockets. He wore no disguises, so law enforcement quickly tracked him down using surveillance-camera photos of him holding up the bank, the complaint said. When authorities stopped Unbehaun on Sunday outside a motel room where he was staying, he immediately threw down his cane and surrendered, saying he knew they were there because he robbed a bank the day before, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Unbehaun told investigators hours after his arrest that he had spent most of his adult life in prison and felt more comfortable in prison than out. He wanted to do something that would guarantee that he would spend the rest of his life in prison, and he knew that robbing a bank with a loaded gun would accomplish that, according to the complaint, signed by FBI agent Chad Piontek. Contacted Tuesday, Unbehauns defense attorney, Richard McLeese, declined comment. Unbehauns most recent stint behind bars ended in 2011, when he was released after serving 10 years for a 1998 bank robbery. Mardi GrasRevelers grab for beads Tuesday as they are tossed from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Despite threatening skies, the Mardi Gras party carried on as thousands of costumed revelers cheered glitzy floats with make-believe monarchs in a bash before Lent. Crowds were a little smaller than recent years, perhaps influenced by the forecast of rain. Still, parades went off as scheduled even as a fog settled over the riverfront and downtown. Associated Press North Korea conducts third controversial nuclear test Associated Press A South Korean soldier watches a TV screen reporting seismic waves of North Koreas nuclear test Tuesday at Seoul train station in Seoul, South Korea. Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted an underground nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. Underground explosion confirmed Walter Unbehaun ex-convict seen in video. Fidel Castro former Cuban leader. SOURCE: ESRIAP 0 0100 km 100 miSeoul Pyongyang SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA CHINA Yellow Sea Nuclear test FBI: Elderly ex-con robbed bank in hope of reincarceration SOURCE: ESRIAP Mobile Mexico City Texas MEX. Gulf of Mexico 500 mi 500 km Ala. La. Miss. Disabled cruise ship From wire reports Sen. Chuck Hagel approved by Senate panel.

PAGE 13

Golf/ B2, B3 Tennis, bowling/B3 Scoreboard/B4 Sports briefs/ B4 TV, lottery/ B4 Basketball, hockey/ B5 High school sports/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Tampa Bay Lightning force overtime against the Montreal Canadiens./ B5 S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Lecanto football goes independent Panthers exit district play for at least one year J ON -M ICHAEL S ORACCHI Staff writerThe ball wasnt bouncing Lecanto High Schools way, so the Panthers made their own break. On Tuesday morning, Lecanto officially announced it had successfully petitioned the Florida High School Athletic Association to leave District 6A-5 in football and become independent in that sport only. The choice will not affect any of the Panthers other varsity programs. The move, according to Lecanto activities director Ron Allan and head football coach McKinley Rolle, is a direct response to the FHSAAs final football district realignment released at the end of January. In the district, Gainesville High School and Ocala Forest dropped from Class 7A to Class 6A and into District 6A-5 with Lecanto, Citrus, Ocala Vanguard and Lake Weir. Initially, Lecanto tried to petition for a move down to Class 5A after the final realignment and was denied by the FHSAA, which led the Panthers to their declaration of independence. In 2012 during which the district looked the same as it will this year without Forest Lecanto was 5-6 overall and 1-3 in district play. The Panthers lone victory in the division came from a McKinley Rolle Lecanto head football coach. See LECANTO / Page B4 Panthers move shortsighted U pon hearing the news of Lecanto High School deciding to leave District 6A-5 and become independent, I didnt know exactly what I felt. After pondering all the angles that could have led the Panthers administration to come to this decision, I realized there are only two ways this could possibly play out: Its going to wildly succeed or spectacularly fail. This is the grand experiment: Can a Class 6A team take an undetermined Jon-Michael Soracchi ON POINT See SORACCHI / Page B4 CR rallies past Lecanto S EAN A RNOLD CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER Crystal River, aided by Lecantos fielding miscues and late pitching struggles, recovered from a 3-1 deficit with rallies in the fourth and sixth innings to open high school baseballs regular season with a 10-3 victory against the Panthers. A two-RBI single by junior left fielder Jimmy Mooney helped give Lecanto (0-1 overall) its two-run advantage in the top of the third. The Pirates (1-0) answered in the fourth when an RBI double by freshman right fielder Shaun Frasier, followed by a two-run base hit by senior left fielder Dallas Baldner put the Pirates on top for good. Junior starting pitcher Levi OSteen was solid for the Panthers in five innings striking out seven while yielding six hits and two walks as he stayed in and around the strike zone all night. But a misplayed foul ball by Lecanto prior to Baldners hit needlessly extended the fourth-inning Pirate rally. Associated PressGAINESVILLE If there were any questions about Floridas status in the Southeastern Conference following a loss to Arkansas last week, the Gators put those to rest Tuesday night. With another lopsided win in league play. And against defending national champion Kentucky, which had freshman star Nerlens Noel go down with a knee injury. Scottie Wilbekin had 14 points and eight assists, Pat Young recorded his sixth double-double of the season and No. 7 Florida handled the 25th-ranked Wildcats 69-52. The Gators (20-3, 10-1 SEC) snapped a five-game losing streak in the series and improved to 12-0 at home. This one solidified Floridas spot atop the SEC. Theyre an outstanding basketball team, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. They were last year, they are this year. Theyre well coached, theyre talented, theyre very physical. Their guards are just jerking balls out of our guys hands. We couldnt get near the basket on Young. He just physically took away the rim. And theyre very active. The Wildcats (17-7, 8-3) lost for the first time in six games, and it may have been costly. Noel, the nations leading shot-blocker, injured his left knee in the second half and was taken to a campus hospital for tests. Noel, a forward who averages 10.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.5 blocks a game, landed awkwardly on his leg with about 8 minutes to play. He screamed in pain as trainers rushed to his side. Teammates carried him to the locker room. After the game, trainers pushed him through the halls of the OConnell Center in a wheelchair and with his left leg in a brace. Im physically sick right now for him, Calipari said. What Im hoping is its not the extreme. Im hoping its some sort of twist, but we dont know. Florida had a comfortable lead before the injury. The Gators opened a double-digit lead, 31-19, in the first half on consecutive 3pointers by Wilbekin, Mike Rosario and Associated Press Florida guard Kenny Boynton goes to the basket against Kentucky guard Julius Mays during the second half Tuesday in Gainesville The No. 7 Gators won 69-52 over the No. 25 Wildcats. Florida feasts on Kentucky in Gainesville to expand lead in SEC East Crystal River 10 Lecanto 3 Citrus 2 South Sumter 1 The Hurricanes next game is 6:30 p.m. at Crystal River. Bradshaws hit delivers Canes win Citrus baseball opens year with extra-innings D AVIDP IEKLIK CorrespondentINVERNESS Wesley Bradshaw proved Tuesday night in extra innings that practice pays off. The Hurricanes first baseman drilled an 0-2 pitch into left field to deliver the Citrus baseball team a 2-1 win against South Sumter in its regular-season opener. Behind in the pitch count in the bottom of the eighth inning, Bradshaw connected on an inside curveball past third base, scoring catcher Cody Bogart for the winning run. Bradshaw said the team has been taking a lot of batting practice with 0-2 pitch count situations. I just kept my hands back and did what the coaches were telling me to do, Bradshaw said. See CANES / Page B4 See RALLY / Page B4 See GATORS / Page B4

PAGE 14

CITRUS HILLS MEN On Feb. 6, the Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association On The Oaks Golf Course played In The Bucket. First-23 Rod Pavilionis, Jerry McClernon, Randy Robertson and Bob Deboer Second-18 (MOC) Dennis Brugger, Chuck Hanner, Keith Bainbridge and Dave OBrien Third-18 (MOC) Dick Brown, Jack Hammon, and George Lowell WOMEN On Feb. 5 the Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association participated in this months Qualifying round for the end of year Ace of Aces tournament. This months qualifiers follow. Flight 1 First Low Gross78 Kay Close Second Low Gross82 Helene Reed First Low Net66 Judy Stone Second Low Net68 Pat Laskowski Flight 2 First Low Gross84 Dorothy Ammerman Second Low Gross89 Ruth Rosenow First Low Net(Tie) 66 Helen Clayton Susan Kim Flight 3 First Low Gross(Tie) 98 Fran Geyer Deniece Gatz First Low Net67 Gloria Phillips Second Low Net77 Jeannette Mazzone Flight 4 First Low Gross(Tie) 108 Fe Alino Erika LaPerch First Low Net72 Karen Feutz Second Low Net76 Martha Coughlin HOLE IN ONE No. 5Helene Reed Birdies No. 14Peg Crowley No. 10Helen Clayton No. 14D. Ammerman No. 12Judy Stone Nos. 11 & 14Brenda Lindsey Nos. 13 & 14Kay CloseCITRUS SPRINGS MEN On Feb. 7, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 1-2-3. First123 Bill Curry, John Lycke, Glen Robertson and Emil Colletti (blind) Second124 Bob Geci, Don Gonczi, Walt Norton and Russ Woodworth Third128 Jerry Feher, Bob Malloy, Bob Hunt and Rocky Marziani Closest to the Pin: No. 4Ed Starling No. 8Bob Hunt No. 11Bob Geci No. 14carry over No. 16Rick Hancock WOMEN On Feb. 8, Points Quota Chicks with Sticks results. Sandy Brown+6 Marj Sibley+5 Carol Lanzillo+4 Deb Farrell+2 Jan Himmelspach+2 Janet Lillvik+1 Helen Kennerly+1 Sue Menage+1 Closest to the Pin: No. 4Marcie Marcus No. 8Sue Menage No. 11Marj Sibley No. 16Mary McConnell Chicks with Sticks, a ladies points quota league, meets Friday mornings at Citrus Springs. Interested players with GHIN handicaps should call Carole at 352-746-2082 or Jan at 352-344-9550.LAKESIDE MEN On Feb. 7, Clint Reph shot a hole-in-one with a 4-wood on hole No. 8, par 3, 147 yards, witnessed by Jean Jackson and Conrad Soucie. WOMEN On Feb. 7, LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League results. Mary McConnell+6 Essie McLane+4 June Goyette+4 Pam Atkinson+2 Arlene Elwell+2 Carole Seifert+1 Closest to the Pin: No. 2Marlene Friberg No. 13Carole Seifert No. 15Essie McLane LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League meets every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. and is now open to all area ladies. No membership dues are required. Occasional play welcomed. Interested players with GHIN handicaps should call Jan at 352-344-9550.PINE RIDGE WOMEN On Feb. 6, the women played Throw Out 3 Holes. Babe Zaharais Flight First19 Lisa Wahba Second22 Jo Steele Third24 Jan Lassiter Patty Berg Flight First21 JoAnne Kittlestad Second22 Raney Hart Third22 Mary Hayes Julie Inkster Flight First22 Jean Baker Second25 Norma Hedin Third25 Mary Beth St. Bernard Nancy Lopez Flight First24 Wanda Purser Second25 Barbara Lamb Third28 Maud Gloddy Closest to the Pin: No. 1Barb Schmidt No. 3M.B. St. Bernard No. 7Barb Lamb No. 9Lisa Wahba No. 6Norma Hedin Birdies: No. 8Jean Baker7 RIVERS MEN On Feb. 7, the 7 Rivers Mens Golf Association played the first 18 holes of a 36hole tournament. Dave Stanley89/73 Ron Neal92/76 Don Eddy88/71 Paul Collins87/67 Frank Wade101/79 Clayton Jeck91/69 Gene Kelly91/66 Fred Plushanski92/65 Dick Shepherd101/72 Ted Grabowski95/66 Joe Muscaro100/71 Sam McMechan96/67 Robin Thomas108/77 Paul Mantey97/75 Dick VanPoucker93/62 WOMEN On Feb. 6, Game Played Mystery 9 First Flight First35 (Tie) Dee Reynolds, Thelma Minor Second36 Marion Kinder Second Flight First37 Carol Biedscheid Second39 (Tie) Beverly Strong, Judy McMechan Third Flight First32 Diane Keck Second35 (Tie) Kay Koebcke, Doris Kelly Birdies: Nos. 2, 4, 17B.J McKee No. 5Dee Reynolds Chip-Ins: No. 13B.J McKee No. 16Kay Koebcke Niners First17 (Tie) Barb Thomas, Dottie Round Second18 (Tie) Pat Collins, Virg Benigno, Nikki SennottSOUTHERN WOODS MEN On Feb. 6, Southern Woods Mens Golf Association played 1 Best Ball on Par 5s; 2 Best Balls on Par 4s; 3 Best Balls on Par 3s. First-26 (Tie) Rod Fortune, Russ Fortune and Dale Vaughn Tom Venable, Mike Kennedy and Bill Long Third-22 (Tie) Ben Lee, Stuyvie Wainwright, Rich Perry and Jack Sandlas Carl Pedersen, Brian Hadler, Soc Hiotakis and Tom Hendricksen Closest to the Pin: No. 4Tim Neel No. 8Carl Pedersen No. 17Steve LeySUGARMILL WOODS MEN On Feb. 5 The Sandblasters Mens Group played team point quota. First+17 Bill Moreau, John Moore and Ernie Pettine Second+9 Ron Lawwill, Rich Perry, Felix Tarorick, Tony Valente Third+6 Jack Winner, Joe Gannon and Chuck Reeb Notable Rounds: Bill Moreau+9 Tony Valente+6 On Feb. 7, Sugarmill Woods Country Club Mens Golf Association played Rolling 3, 2, 1, Net Balls (6 holes each). First-24 Rick Wehrheim, Joe George, Sid Kaplowitz, Chet Figg Second-21 (Tie) Felix Tarorick, Larry Mantle, Tom Jones, Phil Runfola Frank Siemietkowski, Dick Caines, John Rada, Rod Woodbury Fourth-17 (3-Way Tie) John Raymond, Stan Fleming, Bob Chadderton, Charlie McCreery John Holden, Fred DiBattista, Reese Kilgore, Curt Hare Dick Tuxbury, Bob Strausser, John Lawrey, Dick Henry Golfers of the week: Low Gross81 John Holden Low Net66 Bob Gunderman, John Holden Low Net65 Sr. Bill Moreau Closest to the Pin: Cypress No. 3: Frank Wander Cypress No. 6: Charlie McCreery Pine No. 4: Tom Venable Pine No. 7: Chet FiggPLANTATIONOn Jan. 26, Saturday Points Game results. D. Lippert+8 D. Taylor+9 J. Bruce+8 J. Brothers Sr.+8 P. Matthews+5 B. Pridemore+5 H. Hague+3 On Jan. 28, Monday Points Game results. J. Brothers Sr.+1 D. Brown+5 J. Hogan+3 A. Morgan+2 C. Morgan+2 On Jan. 30, Wednesday Ladies Points Game results. S. Newell+5 H. McIntyre+4 K. LeDuc+1 J. Karau+1 On Jan. 31, Thursday Points Game results. B. Pridemore+3 D. Taylor+1 P. Matthews+1 On Feb. 4, Monday Points Game results. B. Pridemore+5 A. Morgan+3 R. Kerr+2 J. Timmons+2 J. Cioe+1 B. Struck+1 R. Callahan+1 On Feb. 6, Wednesday Ladies Points Game results. C. Buzzo+5 R. LaValle+4 C. McNeil+4 L. Cooney+2 K. Clabaugh+2 Tas Brown+2 P. Park+2 On Feb. 7, Thursday Points Game results. S. Pfannenestein+6 B. Struck+4 D. Stickney+3 J. Hogan+3 R. Kerr+2 D. Patel+2 J. Elmhirst+2 J. Brothers Sr.+2 J. Rizzo+2 B. Pridemore+1 Feb. 9, Saturday Points Game results. Jimmie Brothers Hole in One No. 3 Jimmie Brothers Sr.+7 R. McPhee+6 B. Matthews+5 L. Cioe+4 M. Smith+3 D. Patel+2 D. Stickney+2 D. Taylor+2 Dwight Brown+1 C. Clabaugh+1 K. Shields+1 R. Reed+1 Feb. 10, Sunday Group golf results. First Ed, Julie Hogan and Judy Timmons and Dan Taylor Second Joan, Art Carnevale and Doris and Ray Osburn Third Lillian, Dwight Brown and Lori, Joe Dennis Fourth Jo-Ann, Bob St. Jean Sandie, John Perino Fifth Ed, Ann Marie Lohr and Helen and Bill McIntyre and Mary Ford Sixth Gail, Wayne Bolle and Ginny, Max HansenB2 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE G OLF For more information call Vicki Budd 352-382-5216. Registration forms available at www.womenofsugarmillwoods.com 000DMIW M o n d a y F e b r u a r y 2 5 2 0 1 3 Sugarmill Woods Country Club Registration 7:30 a.m. Shotgun 9 a.m. $55 per lady golfer (includes cart, greens fees, breakfast, luncheon, auction and prizes) G o l f e r G a m e P a c k Hire-A-Pro Gimme Putt Mulligan Jim Blackshear Memorial Golf Outing Registration 7 a.m. Shotgun Start 8:00 a.m. 000DN89 F o r o n l i n e r e g i s t r a t i o n f o r m s a n d i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t w w w C i t r u s B u i l d e r s c o m o r c a l l 7 4 6 9 0 2 8 S e v e n R i v e r s G o l f & C o u n t r y C l u b F e b r u a r y 2 3 2 0 1 3 C h a r i t a b l e P a r t n e r $60 per player or $220 for a team of four. Includes: Greens fees, cart, lunch, door prizes and one Mulligan ticket. Additional Mulligan tickets will be available. Local LEADERS Signature hole Pine Barrens par-5 No. 4 hole can be tough without plan H ole No. 4 on Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club measures a maximum of 526 yards and is an exciting par 5 that is exciting, yet a fair test for golfers of all caliber. For most golfers, this is truly a three-shot hole due to the strategic placement of the waste areas. However, longer hitters must face daunting challenges on both their tee shots and the second shots to the green (both of which) must carry deep waste areas. The green is extremely crown-shaped (similar to an upside down saucer) that falls off on the front, left and right portions of the green. Even the shortest of approach shots are difficult to land in the correct portions of the green. The most favorable hole locations presenting the flattest putts is the back third of the green. If this hole is approached with good course management and a steely nerve, you can easily make a par with the occasional opportunity for a birdie. First three shotsGolfers must determine on the tee if they wish to challenge the right fairway that requires a forced carry between 175 yards from the ladies tee to 240 yards from the elite tees. For the longer, more aggressive players, the tee shot to the right side of the split fairway will require another forced carry from the fairway. The distance on the second shot to the green ranges from 180 to 225 yards to an elevated green; therefore, the distance plays approximately 5 to 10 yards further. Players not wishing to take the risk of the forced carry on the right fairway can take the conservative approach to the left fairway. A much shorter shot is required when playing to the left side of the fairway. Course management is vital since the fairway becomes more narrow the further you hit the tee shot when playing the left fairway, thus making the hole three shots to get to the green. After the tee shot, you will be faced with a distance between 160 and 180 yards that must carry a fairway bunker on the left side of the fairway. The third shot to the green plays approximately 100 to 130 yards and the fairway is slightly lower than the surface of the green, making depth perception difficult. Most players will hit this shot short of the hole because of the elevation change. Keep in mind the green is crownshaped and it is important to fly the golf ball to the center where the green has a flatter surface, as compared to the edges of the green, that slope away and cause golf balls to roll off the green. A helpful tip would be to hit an additional club with the idea of ending up on the back half of the green. Areas short of the green must be avoided since steep slopes funnel the golf ball into a deep waste area. The area is so far below the surface of the green, you will not see the flagstick if you are in this waste area, making the next shot extremely difficult that is, if you even get the golf ball on the green surface. On the greenThe ideal location for your approach shot is in the center of the green or the back third of the green, which are flatter sections. The most difficult area for hole location is the front left. Be careful if the flag is front left. Many players have putted it off the surface of the green. The front right portion is the lowest part of the green and the contour will help funnel balls toward a hole location. No matter where the hole is, use caution since the slope and speed of the greens can produce the dreaded three-putt, even with the best of golfers. Pros tipChallenging the forced carry to the right fairway will depend on the Scott Wycoff SHOTS BY SCOTT Special to the Chronicle While picturesque, the par 5, No. 4 hole on Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club is daunting to navigate and making par is considered a positive. See WYCHOFF / Page B3 Golf BRIEFS Sugarmill women plan School-astic tourneyThe Women of Sugarmill Woods will stage its 17th annual School-astic Classic Golf Tournament Monday, Feb. 25, at Sugarmill Woods Country Club. Entrance fee is $55. All net proceeds go to scholarships for Citrus County students. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with shot gun start at 9 a.m. Fee includes cart fees, breakfast, snacks, lunch and a Chinese auction. For more information, call 352-586-8021. Scramble to benefit Special Olympics Special Olympics of Florida-Citrus County will host its second annual golf scramble March 2 at Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club. Shotgun start is 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $60 per player or $240 for a four-person team. Mulligans are three for $15, with a maximum of 12 per team. There will be a putting contest, 50/50 drawing and more. Snacks will be available and lunch will follow the tournament. Registration forms must be turned in Feb. 26. For information, call Duane Acha, events coordinator, at 352-746-3262, ext. 231, or email duane.dustin@ gmail.com, or Mary Louise at 352-422-0819. The scramble will benefit year-round support for a variety of Special Olympics sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Blackshear outing slated for Feb. 23 The Citrus County Builders Associations Jim Blackshear Memorial Golf Outing is Feb. 23 at the Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club and will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. Registration for the event will begin at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start is scheduled for 8 a.m. All teams must pre-register. The $60 entry fee includes greens fee, cart, lunch, door prizes and one free Mulligan ticket. Signing up a team for $220 saves $5 per person. Eagle Buick and HarleyDavidson, both of Crystal River, are hole-in-one sponsors. Sponsorships for other components of the event at all levels are available by registering online at www. CitrusBuilders.com, or by contacting the Citrus County Builders Association at 352-746-9028 or the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County office at 352-621-9225.Snedeker out of Match Play with sore ribsLOS ANGELES Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship next week because of sore ribs. Snedeker is coming off a torrid stretch of golf in which he was runner-up in consecutive weeks to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and then won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to rise to a career-best No. 4 in the world. He said he first felt soreness in the left rib cage at the Humana Challenge a month ago, the only time this year he didnt finish in the top three. Snedeker went to Maui on vacation this week. He is not scheduled to play again until the Cadillac Championship at Doral on March 7-10. He would be replaced in the Match Play field by Fredrik Jacobson.

PAGE 15

wind conditions and how far you hit your driver. If you do play the hole aggressively to the right fairway, be prepared to have an equally challenging second shot that must carry well into the middle of the green, thus avoiding the deep front waste areas. The more conservative approach is the left fairway that makes this hole a true three-shot par 5. Do not be deceived, the three shots must be executed well or a possible bogey or higher will be the outcome. When you play this hole, take a moment and look back from tee to green. The beauty of this hole could easily categorize this as a signature hole on the Pine Barrens. Players from all across the world travel to World Woods to experience one of the top-rated courses in Florida, the United States and even the world. This is a must-play, it needs to be on your bucket list of golf courses. Scott Wyckoff is the general manager and PGA golf professional at World Woods Golf Club. He can be reached at swyckoff golf@worldwoods.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 B3 000E1TI Golf at Plantation after 2:00 PM any day except Sunday $ 25 00 + tax C a l l 3 5 2 7 9 5 7 2 1 1 C a l l 3 5 2 7 9 5 7 2 1 1 Call 352-795-7211 to book a tee time no more than 3 days in advance. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon valid for up to 4 players. Proper golf attire required. Must present coupon. Expires 2/28/13. for only per person Valid for play on the Championship Course only. 3150 S. Country Club Dr., Inverness, FL 34450 Presents FEBRUARY 18TH 10AM-2PM (727) 819-9333 Go to www.stevesworldofgolf.com for 8 Different Demo Days Check our website for participating dealers at each event!! *See Demo Team in Person For Details on Ad Items $ 40 Value FREE Air Sports 2 Watch With Club Pu rchase FREE $ 50 Value Taylor Made Lethal Golf Balls ONE DAY SPECIALS & SPECIAL TRADE-IN INCENTIVES All Mens & Ladies Clothing $ 29 99 $ 99 99 Offset Drivers FREE ADMISSION 000E0U2 WYCHOFF Continued from Page B1 Ladies compete in bowling tournament Special to the ChronicleParkview Lanes hosted the 2013 Citrus County Womens Bowling Tournament last weekend. About 100 individual entrants competed for the singles title and close to 50 doubles teams and 20 fourbowler teams met on the lanes in what turned out to be a very competitive weekend of bowling. Official results will be announced after all entering averages and scores bowled are verified. In addition to some great bowling scores, two women walked away with a couple of great prizes. Susan Fabre won the drawing for a Frantic Bowling Ball and Sally Henry received a 32-inch flat screen TV. Next in line in a very active tournament season is the Citrus County Mens Tournament scheduled for March 16 and 17 at Manatee Lanes in Crystal River. The team event will take to the lanes Saturday with the new four-man team format this year, with squads starting at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entries must be received by March 1 to guarantee a spot. In the singles event, there will be two divisions those with averages of 181 and higher and those with an average of 180 or below. All events will be bowled using a handicap of 100 percent of the difference between the bowlers average and 230 pins. Entry forms are available in every Citrus County bowling center or online at greatercitrus usbca.com. In addition to the annual county tournaments, the Citrus County Bowling Association initiated a monthly doubles sweeper, which has turned out to be another success for the Association. The February Sweeper will be at Sportsmens Lanes on Feb. 23, beginning at 7 p.m. with sign-ups at 6 p.m. No pre-entry is required. Just show up with $20 per person and enjoy a fun evening of bowling. A handicap event (100 percent of 230), all prizes will be distributed that evening and any sanctioned bowler from any association may enter. Call Sportsmens Lanes or check the Association web page for additional information. Sidelining Vijay Singh needs to take a break for drug use Associated PressLOS ANGELES This is one time the PGA Tour needs to avoid the perception of slow play. It has been two weeks since the Sports Illustrated story that Vijay Singh spent $9,000 on products reported included deer antler spray. He told the magazine he used the spray every couple of hours ... every day and he was looking forward to some change in my body. Singh issued a statement the next day he used the spray and was shocked to learn it might contain a substance that is banned under the tours anti-doping policy. Singh is still playing. The tour is not talking, except to say it is looking into the matter. In what is shaping up as a bright year in golf, this is becoming a dark cloud. Tiger Woods won at Torrey Pines. Phil Mickelson missed a 59 by a fraction of an inch when he won the Phoenix Open. The next week, every conversation among players at Pebble Beach seemed to start with the same question. Whats going to happen with Vijay? Singh met with PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem at Pebble Beach, and then made his 15th consecutive cut. He is playing again this week at Riviera. The big Fijian, a week away from turning 50, is one of the more remarkable success stories on the PGA Tour. He has three major championships, a record 22 wins in his 40s and a spot in the World Golf Hall of Fame. But he is looked upon differently now and not just because he is the source of jokes. One photo circulating last week showed Singhs face photo-shopped on a deer. A magazine reported seeing Singh in the fairway at Spyglass Hill during a practice round with his caddie, trainer, manager and five deer that had wandered out of the woods. Also at stake is his integrity. It doesnt help Singh had to overcome allegations early in his career that he doctored his scorecard to avoid missing the cut in Indonesia. Singh, who has denied the charges, was banned by the Asian tour. It dogged him for much of his career, even as he worked his way from giving $10 lessons in Borneo to becoming No. 1 in the world. He hasnt won since 2008, when he was the FedEx Cup champion with back-to-back wins in the playoffs. He has been slowed by injuries the past four years. Clearly, he was trying to gain an edge with the deer antler spray and other products from Sports with Alternative to Steroids. Singh either forgot or ignored the tours warning a year earlier deer antler spray might contain an insulin-like growth hormone known as IGF-1, which has been on the list of banned substances since the program began in 2008. Every now and then, the tour will warn the players of a substance that could get them into trouble, which is what it did in fall 2011. Singh said he reviewed the list of ingredients on the antler spray and did not see any banned substances. Thats not being very vigilant. And its not much of an excuse. If hes spending $9,000 on products, does he not become suspicious enough to run this by the tour? Even a change in their nutrient program should be enough for players to ask questions. One player told a story Tuesday of getting a prescription for a new eye medicine. His first call was to the tour to make sure it was OK. The prescription cost $10. Just as much is at stake for the integrity of the tour. Doug Barron is the only player who has been suspended under the antidoping policy, which didnt cause too much of a ripple because only the hardcore golf fans had even heard of him. Singh is a Hall of Famer. The longer this drags on, the more speculation the tour treats stars differently. What hurts the tour in this case is its longtime lack of transparency. Finchem has decided no news is the best news when it comes to player discipline. A perfect storm was brewing over the JCTs Tournament of Champions. A combination of players with the flu and an important event scheduled last minute on the same date as the tournament caused a conflict. The next best thing to do was reschedule the whole tournament for a later date in April, away from flu season and other conflicts. The exact date will be announced soon. It was not all bad news for the JCT. It has been pretty much decided the organization will have another season this fall. Tuesday Team TennisResults for Jan. 22: Riverhaven Reds def. Crystal River Yoyos, 4-0; Sugarmill Woods Matchmakers def. Bicentennial Breakers, 4-0. Results for Jan. 29: Bicentennial Breakers def. Crystal River Chip and Charge, 4-0; Sugarmill Woods Matchmakers def. Crystal River Yoyos, 4-0. The women-only league is geared toward players rated 3.0 to 3.5. If interested in playing or want to captain a team, contact chairwoman Candace Charles at 352-563-5859 or Candacecharles@tampabay.rr.com.Citrus Area Senior Ladies 3.0 to 3.5 Tuesday LeagueResults for Feb. 5: Pine Ridge Mustangs def. Crystal River, 4-1; Riverhaven Ospreys vs Meadowcrest Racquettes, 3-3; Sugarmill Woods def. Citrus Hills, 4-0. To play in this league, a player must be at least 50 years of age or older, with a 3.0 to 3.5 rating. The league is always looking for players to sub for teams. For information, email chairwoman Lucy Murphy at wjlrmurphy@embarqmail.com or 527-4239. Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles LeagueThe results for Feb. 7: Bicentennial Babes def. Skyview Aces, 5-4; Skyview def. The Bratz, 6-4; Skyview Advantage def. Pine Ridge Mavericks, rained out; Pine Ridge Fillies def. Sugarmill Woods, 8-0. For information, contact chairwoman Diane Halloran at 352-527-7763 or tdhfla@tampabay.rr.comLadies on the CourtResults for Feb. 7: Barbara, Margot, and Marie, Phyliss and Sue. Ladies on The Court play at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Le Grone Park courts in Crystal River. Bring a new can of balls and 50 cents. Two out of three tiebreak sets are played. For information, contact Barbara Shook at dshook@tampabay.rr.com or 352-795-0872.The Friday Senior Ladies Doubles 3.0 3.5 League Results for Feb. 8: Meadowcrest Aces vs. Riverhaven Eagles, 2-2; Pine Ridge Mustangs vs. Citrus Hills Hot Shots, 2-2; Bicentennial Flyers def. Sugarmill Woods, 3-2. All players must be at least 50 years of age or older with a 3.0-3.5 rating. Players cannot be both a member of a team and a sub. For information, email chairwoman Sue Doherty at suedoherty@prodigy.net.USTA Leagues3.5 Adult 55+ Women: Skyview def. Harbor Hills, 2-1. Record 4-0. Jacqueline Bennett /Marti Little lost, 6-2, 6-2; Anne Finnin/Nelva Polich won, 6-1, 6-4; April Manley/Ruth Branson won, 6-2, 6-0 7.0 Adult 65+ Women: Skyview lost to Fort King, 3-0. Record 0-2. Bicentennial Park lost to The Villages, 2-1. Record 0-2. For information in our District 4 (south) call or e-mail Leigh Chak at 352-572-7157 or vacocala@gmail.com or ustaflorida.com. Tournament of Champions postponed Eric van den Hoogen ON TENNIS Associated Press Vijay Singh admitted to using a banned substance, but the PGA Tour is taking its time in doling out any kind of penalty. Four Alabama players arrested Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. Three University of Alabama football players have been charged with knocking students unconscious and stealing their wallets, while a fourth player has been charged with using a stolen debit card, officials said Tuesday. Linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, and safety Eddie Williams, 20, confessed to robbing a student who was punched in the head and face and kicked in the ribs and back early Monday morning, according to court documents. Williams said D.J. Pettway, 20, a defensive lineman, and Hayes waited in a nearby vehicle about an hour later while he knocked out and robbed another student. Williams and Hayes admitted to their involvement, according to the documents. Williams and running back Brent Calloway, 20, admitted to using a stolen credit card to buy snacks from vending machines inside a dormitory, the documents said. All four students were indefinitely suspended by coach Nick Saban. Pettway and Hayes were charged with seconddegree robbery. Williams was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery. Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.

PAGE 16

C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Syracuse at Connecticut 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Miami at Florida State 7 p.m. (SUN) Wake Forest at Boston College 8 p.m. (MNT) Missouri at Mississippi State 9 p.m. (ESPN) North Carolina at Duke 9 p.m. (ESPN2) West Virginia at Baylor 11 p.m. (ESPN2) Oregon at Washington NBA 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings SOCCER 2:30 p.m. (FSNFL) UEFA Champions League: Round of 16 FC Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Borussia Dortmund Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. Lecanto at South Sumter GIRLS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Lecanto at Central BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING 4 p.m. Wildwood at Citrus 4 p.m. Lecanto at The Villages TRACK AND FIELD 3 p.m. Crystal River at Nature Coast Early Bird meet NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York3217.653 Brooklyn3022.5773 Boston2724.5296 Philadelphia2228.44010 Toronto2032.38513 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3514.714 Atlanta2822.5607 Washington1535.30020 Orlando1536.29421 Charlotte1239.23524 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana3121.596 Chicago3021.588 Milwaukee2525.5005 Detroit2033.37711 Cleveland1636.30815 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4112.774 Memphis3318.6477 Houston2825.52813 Dallas2229.43118 New Orleans1834.34622 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3913.750 Denver3320.6236 Utah2924.54710 Portland2527.48114 Minnesota1930.38818 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers3717.685 Golden State3021.5885 L.A. Lakers2428.46212 Sacramento1934.35817 Phoenix1735.32719 Mondays Games Minnesota 100, Cleveland 92 Charlotte 94, Boston 91 L.A. Clippers 107, Philadelphia 90 Brooklyn 89, Indiana 84, OT New Orleans 105, Detroit 86 San Antonio 103, Chicago 89 Washington 102, Milwaukee 90 Atlanta 105, Dallas 101 Tuesdays Games Toronto 109, Denver 108 Miami 117, Portland 104 Memphis 108, Sacramento 101 Utah 109, Oklahoma City 94 Houston at Golden State, late Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, late Todays Games San Antonio at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA New Jersey13823193528 Pittsburgh13850164132 N.Y. Rangers12750143330 Philadelphia14671133440 N.Y. Islanders1247193643 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston11812183225 Ottawa13742163323 Toronto13850163933 Montreal12741153533 Buffalo14581113948 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Carolina12741153836 Tampa Bay12651134636 Winnipeg12561113240 Florida12462103046 Washington1348193646 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago131003234428 Nashville13634162526 Detroit12741153332 St. Louis12651133940 Columbus13472103041 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver11722163324 Edmonton12543132830 Minnesota12651132630 Calgary1034392635 Colorado1146192329 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim12921194233 San Jose13733173629 Phoenix13652143535 Dallas12651132628 Los Angeles11452102632 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Minnesota 2, Calgary 1, SO Toronto 5, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 6, N.Y. Islanders 4 Columbus 6, San Jose 2 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 1 Phoenix 3, Colorado 2, OT Tuesdays Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, SO Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Anaheim 3, Chicago 2, SO Carolina 4, New Jersey 2 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 0 Washington 6, Florida 5, OT Philadelphia 3, Winnipeg 2 Nashville 1, San Jose 0, OT Dallas at Edmonton, late Minnesota at Vancouver, late Todays Games Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Thursdays Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Nashville, 8 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALSAcquired INF/OF Elliot Johnson from Tampa Bay to complete an earlier trade. Placed RHP Felipe Paulino on the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with LHP Hideki Okajima on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with RHP Felix Hernandez on a multiyear contract, LHP Joe Saunders on a one-year contract and RHP Jon Garland and Kameron Loe on minor league contracts. Designated 1B/DH Mike Carp for assignment. TEXAS RANGERSAgrred to terms with LHP Jeff Beliveau, RHP Cory Burns, RHP Justin Grimm, LHP Michael Kirkman, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Neil Ramirez, LHP Robbie Ross and INF Mike Olt on one-year contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Mat Latos on a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARSTerminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned TE Kevin Brock, DL Marcus Dixon and WR Mardy Gilyard. WASHINGTON REDSKINSNamed Keith Burns special teams coordinator. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 0 2 8 CASH 3 (late) 4 9 0 PLAY 4 (early) 1 7 8 2 PLAY 4 (late) 8 9 7 0 FANTASY 5 8 10 14 19 21 MEGA MONEY 6 8 24 42 MEGA BALL 8 B4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 Vanguard forfeit after the Knights used an ineligible player. Were still going to play a pretty good schedule, Allan said. Were just not going to play in that district. While Gainesville, Forest and Vanguard are off the slate, the Panthers will still play Lake Weir, Crystal River and Citrus. Added to the regular season schedule are Dunnellon, Nature Coast, Land OLakes, Umatilla, Belleview, Williston and Fivay. While there are no teams as good at Gainesville or Vanguard in that list, it is a more balanced schedule that should test the Panthers week in and week out. Were still building here at Lecanto, and everyone knows that, Rolle said. I dont think this is pushing the reset button. The previous years show were not going back in time. One of Allans sticking points was enrollment: Lecanto has a reported 2012 student population of 1,745, but is currently at 1,670. The Panthers stand to lose roughly 125 more pupils should a rezoning by the Citrus County School Board take effect for the 2013-14 school year, which would put Lecantos enrollment at around 1,545. Were actually playing a more competitive schedule, which I would put against any of the other county schools, Rolle said. Were still playing Crystal River, Citrus and Dunnellon; we wanted to maintain those rivalries. Ironically, Citrus High School reported 1,582 students in October (just nine students above Class 5A) and is expected to lose another 50 through the same proposed rezoning. The Hurricanes will remain in District 6A-5 for the next two years. Regardless of the circumstances, the decision will surely be polarizing. Lecanto promised it did its due diligence in the school and the community before making the switch. We involved as many of the stakeholders as we could, Allan said of the coaching staff, booster club members and 14 or 15 players. We gave them the chance to express their feelings. We listened to them and I can honestly say to a player, they were not opposed to it, Allan said. I would say the majority of them were 100 percent in favor of it. Jon-Michael Soracchi is the Chronicle sports editor. He can be emailed atjmsoracchi@chronicleonline.com or reached at 352-564-2928. amount of time to essentially retool a program thats never truly taken off, then apply it once it inevitably reenters district play? Nearly all of the schools currently listed as independents are small Christian schools, schools which recruit internationally or the odd regular-sized public school thats experienced some kind of upheaval. I guess Lecanto is most like the latter, but not sure what the upheavals been. A brief history lesson: In 29 years of football, Lecanto hasnt been very good. The Panthers have made the playoffs exactly once in 1999 and only finished the season with a winning record once, in 2001. In 2012, the Panthers won four games on the field and a fifth after Ocala Vanguard vacated a victory for using an ineligible player. Although Lecanto got to play in Week 12 for just the second time in school history, the team still showed it had a long way to go in a 41-17 loss to Cocoa Beach. When the final District 6A-5 slate was released, Ocala Forest and Gainesville were in ... and the Panthers were not happy about it. So they made the bold and unorthodox choice to not play in a district and, therefore, not be eligible for the FHSAA state playoffs during that same period. Here are the reasons I dislike the move: This is a reaction to Gainesville High School and Ocala Forest High School successfully petitioning into the Panthers district. Its understandable that Lecanto might have felt it didnt have a realistic shot of making the FHSAA state playoffs as the district underdog, but this feels like the Panthers are taking their ball and going home. The student-athletes involved are innocent bystanders in this. While Lecanto in its current form didnt have a realistic chance of earning a playoff berth any time soon, it was at least a possibility. The schools decision gives the players zero chance at all, no matter how well they play. Handpicking your own schedule and hoping to go .500 or better so you can play in a bowl game is not setting a high standard. Ive always been a proponent of students going to school and playing sports in the town they live in. It engenders a sense of community and connection to ones alma mater. I dont think a single student-athlete should transfer based on this move, but that doesnt mean there wont be some who try. This isnt a move you see the school making in any other sport. Lecanto is pretty good in most other sports, and is actually the only county school to win a team championship, of which the Panthers have three: one each in boys cross country, softball and boys soccer. Regardless of how the administration tries to spin it, this is a segregation of the football players from the rest of the student body. The Panthers might not have a realistic shot of winning a district title in other sports they play, but the administration isnt taking the possibility of postseason play from those athletes. I only see one potential upside to this: Lecanto can use the time away from district play to actually continue to build under head coach McKinley Rolle and cultivate a new identity, one that isnt synonymous with losing. Right now, the Panthers are historically below average. Full disclosure: I graduated from Lecanto High School in 2000. I was only a Panther for about seven months and I dont root for or against the school, especially in my capacity as the sports editor of the Chronicle. If Crystal River or Citrus were making the same decision, I would feel the same. But this isnt a day Im proud to be a Panther.Jon-Michael Soracchi is the Chronicle sports editor. He can be emailed atjm soracchi@chronicle online.comor reached at 352-564-2928. Relief pitcher Cy Yates earned the win after moving from third base in the top of the seventh inning in relief of starting pitcher Chad Dawson. Dawson put in a strong performance, striking out four and walking three, while yielding just three hits. Yates came in with two Raiders base runners on and one out, but induced a ground out, and struck out third baseman Jarod Lazano to end the inning. The next inning, Bogart led off with a walk, followed by pinch hitter Ben Wrights single to right field. After following off a bunt attempt and taking another striker, Bradshaw guessed right on the pitch location and delivered. Hurricanes (1-0 overall) head coach Brady Bogart was pleased with his teams performance, saying South Sumter had three solid pitchers. For us to just keep the game close against a good pitcher thats what you want to do, he said. One game into the books, Brady Bogart sees where his team needs to work: bunting was problematic, and a few defensive errors occurred that could have been costly. However, he said the players are paying attention to coaches. Early on, Bradshaw feels his Hurricanes are a threat for the playoffs given what he sees. I think were going to be a pretty solid team, he said. The Panthers also dropped a pair of fly balls in the outfield in the first inning to surrender another unearned run. (Crystal River) scored six runs off pop-ups, and I dont know how many other runs they indirectly got off those, Lecanto coach Dave Logue lamented. We respect OSteen and he did a good job, Crystal River coach Bobby Stack said. But the poor guy didnt have a real healthy defense behind him. Lecanto High School always finishes up strong, so theyre going to be better the next time we see them. Senior reliever John Adams was also victimized by his Panthers defense when a pop-up by Crystal River junior third baseman Casey Purnell dropped in behind second base with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth, allowing in three runs to culminate a five-run inning. Pirates sophomore Derrick Rogers allowed no earned runs, four hits and one walk in five complete innings of relief for junior Miller Henderson. Senior second baseman Michael Kidd, junior catcher Mason Pateracki, freshman shortstop Zach Pattison (two singles, walk) and Frasier scored two runs apiece for the Pirates. Kidd was a part of six defensive putouts on the night. Lecanto was definitely hitting it to the wrong guy, Crystal River coach Bobby Stack joked. Next time we play them, they need to teach their hitters to avoid our second baseman. There are a lot of exciting things were seeing from a lot of young players, Stack added. It was refreshing seeing young kids busting it. There were at least two different times that our freshmen (Pattison and Frasier) helped spark our rallies. Crystal River boarded with three walks, two hit-by-pitches, an error and an infield single in the sixth. Panthers junior first baseman Jacob Schenck (two walks and single) and senior center fielder Scott Stearns each reached three times for Lecanto. Weve got some guys that can get on base, but when youre down by seven, late, its tough to get it going, Logue said. If this performance is acceptable to our team, then its going to be a long season. So hopefully we come at it, learn from it and get better from it. Weve got guys that are good enough to compete and win games, but weve got to get better. Lecanto plays South Sumter at 7:30 p.m. tonight, while Crystal River plays at home again 6:30 p.m. Friday versus Citrus (1-0). Kenny Boynton backbreaking shots that frustrated Calipari and had his players looking dazed and confused. Florida extended it to 16 points on Rosarios layup. It was the biggest deficit the Wildcats had faced all season. And they did little to erase it. Young and fellow big man Erik Murphy, who was in early foul trouble, carried the load in the second half. Young made a basket with a nifty, up-and-under move, had a reverse layup and added a sweet, left-handed hook. He finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. When he gives incredible effort and plays with a really good motor, hes capable of getting double-doubles every night, said Florida coach Billy Donovan, who improved to 2-7 against Calipari. He rebounded. He made great effort plays, kept balls alive. He did a really good job. Murphy drained a 3-pointer after taking a charge on the other end. He also had three blocks. The Gators needed big games from Young and Murphy considering they played a second game without forward Will Yeguete and were undersized against the Wildcats. Nonetheless, the difference was guard play. SORACCHI Continued from Page B1 RALLYContinued from Page B1 LECANTO Continued from Page B1 CANES Continued from Page B1 GATORSContinued from Page B1 Sports BRIEFS Panthers girls rolls to tennis win over VanguardThe Lecanto girls tennis team took a 6-1 triumph over Vanguard in Ocala on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers winners were: Singles No. 2: Madison Gamble won 8-4. No. 3 Simi Shah won 8-1. No. 4 Megan Jervis won 8-1. No. 5 Kelena Klippel won 8-1. Doubles No. 1: Amber Gamble/Madison Gamble won 8-1. No. 2: Shah/Jervis won 8-4. Lecanto, now 2-1 overall, plays 3:30 p.m. today at Central. Hurricanes storm past Lake Weir on softball fieldJessica Liptrap (3 for 3, RBI) and Amy Abramowich (3 for 4, RBI, run) led the Citrus softball team to a 5-3 victory at Lake Weir on Tuesday night. For the Hurricanes, Kelly Abramowich (5 IP, 2 ER, 2 K) earned the win while Kayla Quesenberry 2 IP, 2 K, 1 ER) was solid in relief. Citrus (3-1 overall) hosts Springstead on Thursday.Royals get Johnson from Rays to complete trade SURPRISE, Ariz. Kansas City has acquired utility player Elliott Johnson from the Tampa Bay Rays as the player to be named in the Dec. 9 trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City for top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi along with two other minor leaguers. The switch-hitting Johnson batted .242 with 10 doubles, six homers, 33 RBIs, and 18 steals last year with the Rays. The 29-year-old started 68 games at shortstop and also played second, third and the outfield. From staff and wire reports

PAGE 17

S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 B5 Dodd leads Citrus girls tennis to win L ARRYB UGG CorrespondentINVERNESS Melanie Dodd had to sweat out her match with Gainesville High Schools Hannah Helmerson. Dodd, the No. 1 singles player for Citrus High Schools girls tennis team, had to fight back but won 7-5, 6-2. Behind Dodds steady play, the Citrus High girls (3-0) won 6-1 over Gainesville. The Citrus junior also combined with Paige Jordan to beat Helmerson and Sarah Lima 8-6 in the No. 1 doubles match. Dodd knew she had a battle in the No. 1 singles. It was a good match, Dodd said. She was a very tough opponent. She had a lot of topspin. She hit the ball very hard. She hit a lot of winners. She was winning in the first set. She was up the whole time until the last couple of games. I was feeling stronger. Dodd, in her third varsity season, hasnt lost a match in her career. Doug Dodd, her father and a former tennis coach at Citrus High School for 10 years, coaches her. The Canes were able to clinch the match victory by sweeping all five singles matches. Citrus Jordan beat Lauren Edwards 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 singles, while teammate Juliann Johnson won the No. 3 singles by defeating Madison Parenti 6-3, 0-6, 6-1. Leah Stanley took No. 4 singles with a win over Gainesvilles Sarah Lima 7-5, 6-2. At No. 5 singles, Patti Dixon beat Lauren Colton 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Gainesvilles only victory was at No. 2 doubles. Edwards and Parenti bested Johnson and Stanley 8-6 in a pro set. Citrus head coach Scott Waters cant explain his teams success. Its very surprising to me, Waters said. We are young. The girls have stepped up. They have played above themselves. We work on conditioning and have tried to push this whole team concept. Leah Stanley played in one match last year, but she is pretty much a rookie. She hung around and is helping us out. Citrus play 4 p.m. Friday at The Villages. Its very surprising to me. We are young. Scott Waters Citrus girls tennis coach said on the Hurricanes 3-0 start to the season. Sudden strike by Tavares downs CR S TEVE M C G UNNIGLE CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER What began as a pitchers duel turned suddenly and swiftly against the Crystal River softball team, as visiting Tavares pounced on every opportunity to earn an 11-0 win in five innings Tuesday night. It was the first district matchup of the year for both sides, as Crystal River (2-2, 0-1) committed five errors to aid the Lady Bulldogs while going silent at the plate, managing just two hits off Tavares starting pitcher Koral Smith. Through three scoreless innings, Crystal River hurler McCale Wilson gave up just one hit, before the roof caved in during the fourth frame. The Lady Bulldogs scored five times, then ran off with a six-run fifth inning to cap the mercy-rule victory. Theyre a good team, I dont want to take anything away from them, Crystal River head coach Lanna Wentworth, but we did not play good tonight. With one out, a dropped infield popup allowed Tavares Brielle Dougherty to reach base. Smith helped her own cause by blasting a standup triple to the right-centerfield fence, plating Dougherty. With two outs, Tavares (5-0, 1-0) scored four more times, starting with a Savannah Money infield single to bring home Smith, before a walk then back-to-back RBI basehits from Tessa Whitehead and Jessica Castiglione. The last run of the inning came when Money scored on an error. After a quiet 1-2-3 Crystal River bottom of the inning, Tavares opened it up in the fifth, batting around for the second straight inning and scoring all six runs in the frame with two outs. Bulldogs head coach Nikki Sauerbrey enjoyed watching her lineup bat around the order. Weve been doing that the last couple of games, so Im looking forward to doing that all year, Sauerbrey said. Wilson finished 4 2/3 innings, surrendering 10 runs (eight earned) on eight hits and two walks. Wentworth suspected the shaky defensive play of her team affected the Pirates approach at the plate as well. I would say, you have to score runs to win a game, but if the wheels hadnt fallen off that badly, we wouldve been more confident and aggressive, Wentworth said. Chloe Lane went 2-for-3 from the leadoff spot to get the only base hits for the Pirates. For Tavares, Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, while hurling five shutout innings with five strikeouts. Castiglione was 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Dougherty and Cynthia Cuevas each drove in a pair of runs. Crystal River play 7 p.m. Friday at Eustis. Associated Press IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics. In a surprise decision Tuesday, the IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon and remove wrestling instead. Wrestling cut from 2020 Olympics Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland For wrestling, this may have been the ultimate body slam: getting tossed out of the Olympic rings. The vote Tuesday by the IOCs executive board stunned the worlds wrestlers, who see their sport as popular in many countries and steeped in history as old as the Olympics themselves. While wrestling will be included at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it was cut from the games in 2020, which have yet to be awarded to a host city. 2004 Olympic GrecoRoman champion Khasan Baroev of Russia called the decision mind-boggling. I just cant believe it. And what sport will then be added to the Olympic program? What sport is worthy of replacing ours? Baroev told the ITAR-Tass news agency. Wrestling is popular in many countries just see how the medals were distributed at the last Olympics. American Rulan Gardner, who upset three-time Russian Olympic champion Alexander Karelin at the Sydney Games in an epic gold-medal bout known as the Miracle on the Mat, was saddened by the decision to drop what he called a beloved sport. Its the IOC trying to change the Olympics to make it more mainstream and more viewer-friendly instead of sticking to what they founded the Olympics on, Gardner told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Logan, Utah. Associated PressTAMPA Carey Price stopped all three shots in the shootout, David Desharnais had the lone goal in the tiebreaker, and the Montreal Canadiens rebounded after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Tuesday night. Victor Hedman scored twice and Sami Salo added a power-play goal during the final six minutes of regulation as the Lightning tied it at 3. Tampa Bays Anders Lindback made a series of strong saves during a Montreal power play during overtime. He finished with 31 saves, including six in the extra session. Price was bidding for his 17th NHL shutout and first since Feb. 11, 2012, when Hedman scored with 5:56 to play.Rangers 4, Bruins 3 SOBOSTON Ryan Callahan scored as the final participant in the shootout and the New York Rangers recovered after blowing a three-goal, third-period lead to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots, plus three of the four attempts in the shootout. Carl Hagelin scored for the second straight game, and Derek Stepan and Anton Stralman each added an unassisted goal for the Rangers. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins, who have three losses this season and two of them are to the Rangers after regulation. Capitals 6, Panthers 5, OT SUNRISE Troy Brouwer scored 32 seconds into overtime for the Washington Capitals, who rallied from a late twogoal deficit and beat the Florida Panthers 6-5. Washington trailed 5-3 before Eric Fehr scored on a redirect at 14:53 of the third period. Alex Ovechkin then scored a power-play goal with 2:49 left to tie it. Florida rookie Jonathan Huberdeau had his first multigoal game, and Drew Shore scored his first NHL goal. Tomas Fleischmann and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, and Scott Clemmensen made 23 saves. Mike Ribeiro, Karl Alzner and Matt Hendricks also scored for the Capitals. Braden Holtby, who shut out Florida 5-0 on Saturday stopped 27 shots. Senators 2, Sabres 0OTTAWA Craig Anderson made 42 saves and Erik Karlsson and Erik Condra scored goals less than two minutes apart in the second period as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-0. Anderson, who picked up his second shutout of the season, was especially sharp in the third period with the Sabres pressing for the tie as the Senators snapped a mini two-game slide. Ryan Miller made 29 saves in taking the loss for Buffalo.Hurricanes 4, Devils 2NEWARK, N.J. Jiri Tlusty scored the two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey 4-2, snapping the Devils five-game winning streak. Jussi Jokinen and Patrick Dwyer also scored for Carolina, which went 4-1-1 to conclude a six-game road trip. With Carolina on the power play, Tlusty flipped a shot toward the net that bounced off Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador and over goalie Martin Brodeur at 7:25. Eric Stall picked up an assist, extending his point-scoring streak to 10 games. Predators 1, Sharks 0, OTNASHVILLE, Tenn. Colin Wilson scored at 2:08 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 to snap a two-game skid. Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for his second shutout this season in a game in which Nashville set a franchise mark for offensive futility before Wilson scored. The goal ended the drought at just over 176 minutes in a three-game span. San Jose has lost six straight after opening the season with seven consecutive wins. The Sharks took their timeout with 32.8 seconds left in regulation, and Antti Niemi gloved a shot from Gabriel Bourque with 4.7 seconds remaining. Associated Press Tampa Bay Lightning center Tom Pyatt defends the puck from Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk during the second period Tuesday in Tampa. Lightning force extra time, only to fall at home to Canadiens LeBron makes more history Heat star shines as team triumphs Associated PressMIAMI LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games, Chris Bosh scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Miami Heat held off the Portland Trail Blazers 117-104 on Tuesday night. James scored 30 points on 11 for 15 shooting and Dwyane Wade added 24 points for Miami, which wasted a pair of 14-point leads then put the game away with a 14-0 run in the final minutes. Ray Allen added 14 for Miami. Damian Lillard had a game-high 33 points for Portland, which got 29 from LaMarcus Aldridge and 20 from Wesley Matthews. Raptors 109, Nuggets 108 TORONTO Rudy Gay hit a pull-up jump shot with less than five seconds remaining and Toronto beat short-handed Denver. DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, Gay had 17 and John Lucas scored 12 of his 14 points in the final quarter as the Raptors won their third straight. It was the second gamewinner in three games for Gay, who beat Indiana with an overtime jumper last Friday. Kyle Lowry had 11 points and 10 assists and Alan Anderson had 10 for Toronto, which made seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Ty Lawson led Denver with 29 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Anthony Randolph scored 16. Grizzlies 108, Kings 101 MEMPHIS, Tenn. Marc Gasol had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Mike Conley scored 22 points and Memphis beat Sacramento. Tony Allen added a season-high 19 points to help the Grizzlies win their sixth straight over the Kings at home. Memphis entered the All-Star break with a threegame win streak, their longest in more than a month. DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 points and Tyreke Evans had 20 for the Kings. Associated Press Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games as the Heat defeated the Trail Blazers 117-104.

PAGE 18

Associated Press Sally Field and Daniel Day-Lewis portray Mary Todd Lincoln and President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg-directed Lincoln. Some movie-goers have nodded off during the long film. Cruz, Bardem expect second child MADRID Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are expecting their second child. Cruz publicist Javier Giner told The Associated Press on Tuesday the Spanish actress is pregnant. He declined to provide any further details, including when the baby is due. The 38year-old Cruz and 43-yearold Bardem had their first child, a boy called Leo in January 2011. The couple became romantically involved after appearing together in Woody Allens 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona and later married. Jesse Tyler Ferguson to be in Shakespeare NEW YORK Jesse Tyler Ferguson is heading from modern to classic the Modern Family star is going to star this summer in Shakespeares The Comedy of Errors in Central Park. The Public Theater announced Tuesday that Ferguson will play Dromio opposite Hamish Linklaters Antipholus for five weeks at the Delacorte Theatre starting May 28. Daniel Sullivan will direct. The second show in the free Shakespeare in the Park series will be a new musical adaptation of Loves Labours Lost, directed and adapted by Alex Timbers with songs by Michael Friedman The two last collaborated on the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. That show will begin July 23 and run through Aug. 18.Netflix, DreamWorks to make kids series LOS ANGELES Netflix is buffing up its credentials as a popular way for parents to keep their kids entertained. The subscription video provider said Tuesday it will team up with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. to create its first original cartoon series for children. The series will be based on DreamWorks upcoming movie, Turbo, which is about a snail who gets the power of super speed after getting in a freak accident. The film, starring Ryan Reynolds Paul Giamatti Michael Pena and others, opens in theaters July 19. The series will be called Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) and debut exclusively in December on Netflix. Netflix has been adding original programming to its roster of movies and debuted the original series House of Cards on Feb. 1. It has also increased its focus on childrens programming in a move seen as taking a different tack than traditional premium pay TV channels such as HBO, Starz and Showtime, whose original shows are tailored more to adults. Associated PressNEW YORK Nancy Zwiers was genuinely psyched to see Lincoln, but something happened between the ticket purchase and the credits. Off screen, that is. Yes, I fell asleep, confessed the 54-year-old marketing executive in Long Beach, Calif. I only have two clear memories of the movie: a bunch of old white guys sitting around talking and Sally Field in a perpetual state of angst. That was shortly after its release in October. Fast forward to January and a dozen Academy Award nominations for the 150-minute epic and another accolade has emerged: nap worthy, with and without apologies from the snoozy to Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis. Movie napping is almost certainly as old as cinema itself. It strikes the overtired and the well-rested, film nuts and occasional theatergoers. Some blame it on soporific popcorn. Others on the enveloping darkness and a comfy seat. The theater is too hot. The theater is too cold, too crowded, not crowded enough ... Any which way, cinematic snoozing seems near epidemic proportions this awards season with buzz plus ZZZs for Lincoln, the 157minute sung Les Miserables, the 169-minute The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and others cited as good for a snore, but not always due to extra minutes. Forget the theory movie watchers of a certain age are more heavily afflicted. I dont realize I do it and I wake up 20 minutes later and then everyones, like, you were asleep, said Rose Liu, 31, a program manager for a Los Angeles nonprofit. I snore and then its embarrassing, but I really cant control it. I wake up and Im re-energized! Liu has movie dozed on dates and out with friends, some of whom have nudged her awake at the request of strangers sitting nearby. She, too, was done-in by Lincoln. Shes not a fan, but she also caught some shuteye during the two-hour Argo, which she liked. A power napper in regular life and a moviegoer about once a month, Liu acknowledged it would make sense to avoid late screenings, but thats usually not possible. Lay watchers arent alone. Professional movie-watchers fall victim, too. One entertainment writer, who asked for obvious reasons his name not be used, once fell asleep at an intimate screening for the 1994 satire Pret-a-Porter, sitting right next to the director, Robert Altman. And not just a few winks but a 45-minute power nap about 10 minutes in. I dont think he noticed, the writer said with a laugh. Count psychologist Jennifer Thomas, 43, in Greensboro, N.C., as a nap person outside of theaters and in. With four kids at home, she watches a lot on Netflix but gets out to the theater about once every three months. Thomas decided to take in Life of Pi in 3D on the recommendation of friends who enjoyed the book. In a rare moment of parenthood, Thomas was alone in the dark, in a cushy seat. It was somewhere with the boat and the water and the lion, and they had settled into the story, and I just had this feeling that, Im just going to listen to the movie for a while and Im just going to close my eyes, she recalled of her 15minute break from the largely symbolic action. The last movie nap for Thomas before that was Platoon, of all things. I slept right through the last half of that movie and I was in high school, she said with a laugh. Who among us hasnt been there, at least once? Collin Roberts of Manhattan has seen four of the nine films nominated for a best picture Oscar: Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi and Lincoln, the latter definitely not her thing but a favor to her husband. The soliloquies started. That was something I didnt know about Lincoln, his tendency to give long-winded speeches at inappropriate times. The elderly lady next to me fell asleep and started snoring softly and before I knew it, I was nodding off, too, she said. Entertainment Weekly has dubbed this the most thrilling race for Oscar in years, but the length of some contenders has earned attention. Over at Saturday Night Live, a recent skit suggests the next two Hobbit movies morph into 18 instead, including The Elf Queen Tries to Pick an Outfit. Writers at SNL included this mock review from film critic Peter Travers: I fell asleep for 45 minutes and when I woke up the dwarves were assembling an Ikea dresser. In real life, Travers liked parts of the Lord of the Rings prequel but hated the whole thing and thought an hour could have been chopped. Birthday Although the route you choose to follow in the year ahead might not be an easy one, you know it could lead somewhere quite valuable. Success is likely if you have the courage of your convictions. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Even though youre inclined to even the score with someone who did something you deeply resent, try to find out the motives behind this persons actions. Youll have a smarter reaction. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Every once in a while, youre far too generous to an undeserving person. This is one of those days when you might again exercise such poor judgment. Aries (March 21-April 19) Be extremely selective about the goals you pursue. Make sure they will bring you satisfaction once youve achieved them. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Because of a reluctance on your part to express what is really disturbing you, friends and/or associates could find you perplexing, as well as difficult to deal with. Speak out. Gemini (May 21-June 20) It behooves you to be more selective about those with whom you choose to associate. Steer clear of companions who have a faculty for making waves and causing trouble. Cancer (June 21-July 22) For the sake of harmony, try to view things from your mate or other house members perspective. Whats important to you might not be to him or her. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Having a bad attitude about the days duties is likely to produce bad results. Putting a smile on your face will make your job quite a bit easier. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Although you may be having difficulty getting someone who is indebted to you to settle his or her account, applying pressure wont help. Find another way. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Be extremely diplomatic when dealing with your mate or an important person in your life if you hope to maintain domestic harmony. Nothing will be gained by bringing up old, divisive issues. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Overstepping the fine line between constructive criticism and nitpicking could produce a situation that will surprise even you. Be more sensitive about what you say and how you say it. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Should you want to make a purchase from a firm youve never dealt with, make sure the merchandise can be returned in case you have second thoughts. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) If a person with whom youre involved isnt living up to his or her claims, youll handle it much better if youre congenial. Dont be authoritarian or harsh. From wire reports Jesse Tyler Ferguson Penelope Cruz Javier Bardem Today in HISTORY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Fantasy 5: 3 8 9 14 31 5-of-51 winner$208,209.64 4-of-5272$123 3-of-59,698$9.50 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Fantasy 5: 5 9 13 23 30 5-of-54 winners$46,759.16 4-of-5314$96 3-of-59,057$9 Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2013. There are 321 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Feb. 13, 1943, during World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps Womens Reserve was officially established. On this date: In 1542, the fifth wife of Englands King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. In 1741, Andrew Bradford of Pennsylvania published the first American magazine. The American Magazine, or A Monthly View of the Political State of the British Colonies lasted three issues. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots. In 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland. In 1933, the Warsaw Convention, governing airlines liability for international carriage of persons, luggage and goods, went into effect. In 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J. found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.) In 1945, during World War II, Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden. In 1980, the 13th Winter Olympics opened in Lake Placid, N.Y. In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, allied warplanes destroyed an underground shelter in Baghdad that had been identified as a military command center; Iraqi officials said 500 civilians were killed. Ten years ago: Clara Harris, whod run down her husband, David, with her Mercedes after catching him with his mistress, was convicted by a Houston jury of murder despite her claim shed hit him accidentally while in a heartsick daze. (Harris was sentenced to 20 years in prison.) Five years ago: Under oath and sometimes blistering questioning, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens told Congress: I have never taken steroids or HGH. One year ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. Todays Birthdays: U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles E. Chuck Yeager (ret.) is 90. Actress Kim Novak is 80. Actor George Segal is 79. Actress Carol Lynley is 71. Singer-musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) is 71. Actress Stockard Channing is 69. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 69. Actor Bo Svenson is 69. Singer Peter Gabriel is 63. Rock musician Peter Hook is 57. Actor Matt Salinger is 53. Actor Neal McDonough is 47. Actress Kelly Hu is 45. Rock musician Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 41. Rhythm-and-blues performer Natalie Stewart is 34. Actress Mena Suvari is 34. Thought for Today: It is not so much what we have done amiss, as what we have left undone, that will trouble us, looking back. Ellen Wood, English playwright and journalist (1813-1887). 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 850487-7777. Spotlight on PEOPLE Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 E NTERTAINMENT Page B6 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Audience members admit to falling asleep at movies Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star in Les Miserable, which lasts 157 minutes 13 minutes shy of 3 hours. ... before I knew it, I was nodding off, too. Collin Roberts said of watching Oscar-nominated Lincoln. Oscars bu...ZZZ?

PAGE 19

Second-grade wax museum comes alive M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Nathanial Galarza stood straight like solid wax until someone pushed his button. I was born in Ohio, he began. When I grew up, I studied aeronautical engineering at Purdue University and the University of Southern California. During the Korean War, I was a fighter pilot. In 1962, I was chosen to be an astronaut. In July 1969, I became the first person to set foot on the moon. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. I am Neil Armstrong. And then he was quiet until the next person came along and pressed his button. I was born in Ohio ... Nathanial started up again. Nathanial, decked out in a spacesuit, joined 17 classmates in Terri Mullins second-grade class at Rock Crusher Elementary School to create a special wax museum. Its a tradition for the five secondgrade classes at Rock Crusher to portray wax museum figures. Other classes will have their museums later in the year. Mullins said students chose significant Americans through history. Period costumes were handed down over the years or donated, and students memorized their speeches, which they recited once the button they wore was pushed by a visitor. Theyre having such a good time learning to perform in front of people, Mullins said. It takes a lot of courage to stand there. Other wax characters included Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, Henry Ford, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Nathanial explained during a brief break why he wanted to portray Armstrong. I thought he was cool, he said. He was the first person to step on the moon. He was brave. Youll find lots ofsporting goodsto choose from in our classified pages. 794606 E DUCATION Section C WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Teachers delve into Marine experience T ONY R EID (Decatur) Herald & Review MOWEAQUA, Ill. The few. The proud. The teachers? The Marine Corps, always out front in the battle to win hearts and minds, has come up with a kind of Semper Fi High program to educate educators about the process of turning kids into Marines. And two of its latest recruits are Mike Conlin, the athletic director and careers teacher at Central A&M High School in Moweaqua, and his wife, Shawn Conlin, who teaches eighth grade at Meridian Middle School in Blue Mound. They will fly out April 22 for an intense five-day program based at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. The idea is not to craft warrior pedagogues armed with really aggressive algebra tests who can be parachuted behind the lines to demoralize the enemy, but to have the teachers go back to their classrooms with a clear understanding of just what the Marines are about and how they achieve it. Then, when students considering a military career raise their hands in class to ask a question, their mentors can come up with something more than an educated guess about what their young charges can expect. The Conlins will be shown where newly inducted Marines live, eat and train, and they will also experience a healthy slice of basic training. For those among us who base their knowledge of the Marine manufacturing process on watching reruns of the movie Full Metal Jacket, cozying up civilian educators with gung-ho Marine drill instructors might seem a Reciting history Associated Press Mike Conlin and his wife, Shawn Conlin, of Moweaqua, Ill., are heading to boot camp for a week to get a taste of what its like to be Marines at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. See MARINES / Page C3 Program designed to give educators clear understanding of the Corps Joey Melchionne concentrates on his speech as he plays the part of Ben Franklin on Friday morning at Terri Mullins Wax Museum at Rock Crusher Elementary School. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle See WAX / Page C3 No soil needed in this garden NCLB waiver weakens grad rate accountability Some states ingoring No Child Left Behind requirements Associated PressMany states granted waivers from the No Child Left Behind law are relaxing or ignoring federal regulations designed to hold schools accountable for the number of students who graduate from high school on time, according to a new study released Tuesday. When No Child Left Behind was signed into law in 2002, states used so many different ways to calculate graduation rates it was almost impossible to know how many students in the U.S. finished high school with a regular diploma in four years. The U.S. Department of Education tried to fix that in 2008 when it established federal requirements for reporting and holding schools accountable for how many students graduate. But now, with 34 states and the District of Columbia granted waivers from No Child Left Behind, some are relaxing or ignoring some of those requirements, potentially allowing low-performing students to fall through the cracks once again. The Alliance for Excellent Education, a D.C.-based policy organization started by former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, studied the waivers granted to each state and concluded that only a few states are fully complying with the Hydroponics feed campus J OSEPH S TENDER Williamsport Sun-GazetteALLENWOOD, Pa. With a sea of reds and greens sprouting up, a previously unused Pennsylvania College of Technology greenhouse has the look of a traditional gardening area at first glance. But upon further inspection, tubes pumping a water and nutrient mixture to rows of plants in plastic containers give a very different impression. The new Campus Community Garden, housed at the colleges Schneebeli Earth Science Center, has the capability to produce 10,000 heads of lettuce and gives students and staff a variety of fresh, locally grown produce on campus. The produce, however, isnt being grown in a traditional soil-based garden, but in a hydroculture environment. Soil is not used in the greenhouse. Instead, a water current with nutrients is pumped to rows of plants in troughs and buckets. After hoping to work fruit and Associated Press Dennis Skinner, assistant professor of horticulture, finds a tomato ripening on the vine during a tour of a greenhouse dedicated to growing vegetables hydroponically. See GARDEN / Page C4 See STUDY / Page C4

PAGE 20

C2 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E DUCATION H ONORS Lecanto High School students Katelyn Hatcher and Richard Rizzolo have been named the West Citrus Elks Lodge No. 2693 students of the month for January. Hatcher, 17, is the daughter of Larry and Karen Hatcher of Homosassa. She is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and a two-year member of the National Society of High School Scholars, American Teen Cancer Society, Student Government Association, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Katelyn has served in Link Crew for the past three years as a mentor to incoming freshmen at Lecanto High School. She was also named to the 2012 Homecoming Court. She has a 4.1 weighted GPA, has been on the principals honor roll, received the principals award in Chemistry II, and had perfect attendance in grades 9 and 10. Hatcher is a four-year member of the cheerleading team, being selected as an All-American cheerleader each year, and serving as captain for the last two. She has lettered in cheerleading, track and field and weightlifting. She participated in The Cheerleading Worlds event and won numerous state and national competitive cheerleading titles. She has more than 250 hours of volunteering as LHS football manager, Link Crew mentor, LHS beautification project member, and cheerleading coach for childrens clinics. Hatcher plans to attend Florida State University and major in exercise science. She wants to become a physical therapist and work with pediatric patients and young athletes. Rizzolo, 18, is the son of Angelo and Karen Rizzolo of Crystal River. He a three-year member of the National Honor Society, a two-year member of Future Educators of America, and a two-year member of Link Crew, currently serving as commissioner. He was also named to the 2012 homecoming court. Rizzolo has a 3.74 weighted GPA and has been on the principals and distinguished honor. He participates in the dual enrollment program at the College of Central Florida and will have earned 18 college credits by graduation. Rizzolo is a four-year member of the basketball team, serving as captain his senior year and helping his team win the 2012 district title. He was named All Chronicle Team Player in grades 10 and 11. He is also an eight-year member of the Citrus Wildcats AAU basketball team. He has more than 220 hours of community service, which includes coaching at the LHS Panther Basketball Camp, mentoring incoming ninthgraders and collecting food for the Daystar Life Center. Rizzolo plans to attend the University of Central Florida and major in criminal justice and forensics. Jennifer Lambo of Crystal River, Stacy Mattingly of Inverness and Gary Williams of Crystal River, all of whom are studying human services, have been named to the deans list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 term at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Seven Rivers Christian School senior Allison Green was recently awarded the Silver Key in the 2012-13 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Judged on originality, technical skill and authorial voice, students are awarded the status of Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention. Greens short story Dreams is a stream of conscience narrative about a young woman struggling with personal tragedy.F UNDRAISERS The 2013Citrus SpellA-Rama Spelling Bee will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Pleasant Grove Elementary School and Thursday, Feb. 21, at Rock Crusher Elementary School. Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Floral City Elementary School and Inverness Primary School compete Feb. 19. Rock Crusher Elementary School, Crystal River Primary School and Homosassa Elementary School compete Feb. 21. Admission is free. A team of teachers compete to win money for their school with additional fundraising money going to Central Citrus Rotary Club for local college scholarships. Doors open at 5 p.m. The show starts at 6 p.m. Pizza and drinks are available for $2. For more information, call Karen at 352746-4355. Citrus Springs Middle School is holding its annual Falcon Family Festival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the school. All proceeds benefit local families in need. The ticket price of $2 includes access to concessions, carnival games and music by the CSMS band. An additional $8 wristband includes unlimited inflatable rides. Monetary contributions to help defray expenses are appreciated. Donated items for a silent auction can be dropped off at the front office during school hours. For more information, call Muriel Dufresne at 352-3442244 ext. 4411. The Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods and the Rotary Interact Club of Lecanto High School have joined together to support the Box Tops for Education fundraiser for Lecanto Primary School. Box Tops for Education labels can be found on more than 300 products that families purchase and use on a daily basis. There are two drop boxes one in the lobby of the Sugarmill Woods Country Club and the other in the Military Outlet Store on West Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. For a complete listing of the products, go to www.Rotary SMW.com. The labels can also be mailed to the Sugarmill Woods Rotary Club. P.O. Box 8, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447. S CHOLARSHIPS ANDCONTESTS Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club awards scholarships each year to deserving students who attended Yankeetown School for at least two years and graduated, or will graduate, from Dunnellon High School or Crystal River High School. Also eligible are homeschooled seniors, those attending college and maintain a 3.0 GPA, and those who have worked after graduation but now have concrete plans for resuming their education. To be considered for a scholarship, students are asked to write a personal essay and complete a questionnaire, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and submit teacher and counselor recommendation letters. Those who wish to apply may obtain an application from guidance counselors at Dunnellon or Crystal River high schools, at A.F. Knotts Library on 56th Street in Yankeetown, or download it from the Womans Club website, www.yiwomansclub.com. Selection will be made by members of the YankeetownInglis Womans Club Education Committee. Completed applications should be mailed to: Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Education Committee, P.O. Box 298, Yankeetown, FL 34498, and See CHALK / Page C3 Katelyn Hatcher Richard Rizzolo Allison Green 000DWG9 2 L O C A T I O N S 7364 Grover Cleveland Blvd. Homosassa 352-628-9588 Highway 44, Crystal River 3 5 2 7 9 5 9 0 8 1 WHOLE BELLY CLAMS & N.E. STEAMERS DANS IS WHERE LENT IS MEANT. Shrimp Oysters Scallops Grouper Haddock Flounder Everything to wet your Lenten appetite! 000E14R 000DWE9 Valentines Day Special PRIME RIB OR FISH DINNER FOR 2 Served with two sides, two glasses of wine or champagne & dessert $ 35 (Reservations suggested, not required) 1470 S. SUNCOAST BLVD. HOMOSASSA, FL (352) 794-6012 000DY03 Dont trust no skinny cook... come to Fat Daddys! 000DYO1 W-F 11AM-9PM, SAT & SUN 8 A Located in the Golden Eagle Plaza HOMOSASSA (North of Walmart, next to Comos RV Sales) 3297 S Suncoast Blvd. Hwy. 19 352-503-6853 Complimentary Soup & Salad Bar (w/U-Peel Shrimp) Make Your Valentines Day Reservations Now! Wonderful Variety of Specials Wine & Beer ORIGINAL MENU AVAILABLE Anastasias 2494 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, FL (Heritage Hills Plaza) 352-513-4860 7 AM 8 PM, Mon.-Sat. 7 AM 2 PM, Sun. 000E191 Weekly House Specials (4 pm -Close) Monday Boneless Pork Loin . . . . . . . . $9.00 Pastiscio . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.00 Tuesday Lamb Shank Dinner . . . . . . . . $10.00 Kids eat FREE from kids menu (under 12, one child per adult entree) Wednesday Manicotti Dinner . . . . . . . . . . $8.00 Linguini w/Clam Sauce . . . . . . . $8.00 Thursday 1/2 Greek Style Roast Chicken w/Orzo . $9.00 Spanakopita Dinner . . . . . . . . $9.00 Friday Lamb Shank Dinner . . . . . . . . $10.00 Crab Stuffed Haddock . . . . . . . $10.00 Saturday Stuffed Shrimp Dinner . . . . . . . $11.00 Prime Rib w/Baked Potato . . . . . $12.00 (All above served with Soup or Salad, Vegetable & Dessert at Plantation on Crystal River 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River 352-795-4211 www.plantationoncrystalriver.com 000E1E3 Weekly Specials Monday-Thursday Early Bird 4pm-6pm . . . . $13.95 Thursday Rib Eye . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 Martini Night 4pm-10pm Specialty Martinis . . . . . $5.00 Friday 1 1 2 lb. Live Maine Lobster . $19.95 Sunday Award Winning Sunday Brunch 11:30am-2:00pm . . . . . . $15.95 Call for reservations or more information. M u l l i g a n s B a r & G r i l l M u l l i g a n s B a r & G r i l l Mulligans Bar & Grill Formerly Mango Grill 352-560-0012 1305 Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando Monday 10 Inch Maine Lobster Roll $15 Tuesday Prime Rib, Chefs Special Dessert $14 Wednesday Free Trivia Thursday Maine Lobster Pie $20 Friday & Saturday LIVE ENTERTAINMENT w/Jack Dempsey Music from 50s, 60s & 70s 000E1RQ HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM 000DM2B

PAGE 21

bridge too far in terms of shock treatment. I am Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be Sir. Do you maggots understand that? barked actor (and real life drill instructor) R. Lee Ermey when first greeting recruits in Full Metal Jacket. Staff Sgt. Alvaro Aro, who handled arrangements for the Conlins visit to what is officially called the U.S. Marine Corps Educators Workshop, says it wont be like that. At least, not much. But the Central Illinois teachers can get their hands dirty with some pretty intense training, such as a team exercise of carrying a 180-pound manikin simulating an injured Marine who must be maneuvered through a tough obstacle course; previous exercises will have already left the teachers exhausted and mentally fragile by the time they face the wounded manikin. Youre tired and sleepy, and you just dont want to deal with anybody, said Aro, who is based in St. Louis and handles marketing and public affairs for the Marines. That can be pretty stressful. He said only by sampling, if just for a brief immersion, what raw recruits experience will the teachers understand what Marine training does and what it achieves. He makes no bones about the Marines being the 911 system for the nation when its got a problem and its back is to the wall. The Marines have a range of training and job opportunities tied to getting their mission done, however, and there is more to todays high-tech Marine Corps then meets the eye. We take the teachers to talk to Marines who have just graduated, and we try to find kids they may have actually taught, said Aro, 35. E DUCATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C3 000E1UA KUMON MATH & READING CENTERS Call Today 726-9694 3380 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy.Inverness Lolite Early Learning: Your child will have an early path to success Remedial: Your child needs a little extra help Enrichment: Your child needs new academic challenges 000E1P8 Call now for an appt. 352-512-0733 Se habla Espaol Proudly announces the opening of an additional office for children and adults The Dental Team of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd St. Suite 104 Accepting Medicaid, Healthy Kids and most dental insurances. Dr. Julio Sanchez D.D.S and Dr. Jessica Fernandez D.D.S 000DWBQ The Chorus of the Highlands T h e B a r b e r s h o p p e r s The Barbershoppers Thrill someone special with a Singing Valentine! Call the Valentine Hot Line at Make your reservations now for Feb. 13 or 14 (352) 637-4369 Donation $40 per recipient. YOUR Special $40 packa ge includes: A Valentine serenade of: Two Love Songs, A R ed R ose and a Personalized Valentine Card. (Additional bookings available) 000DX8X btnfntr Featuring tnrt fbr fnr Doors open at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm Call for tickets 341-6427 and 341-6488 $25/Concert Citrus Dental of Inverness, Comfort Keepers, James A. Neale, PA, Deco Caf, Accent Travel, Whalen Jewelers, Tally-Ho Vacations, Regions Bank, Frank Di Giovanni, Chefs of Napoli IISponsored by: The second floor historic courtroom at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Proceeds to benefit the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and The Citrus County Historical Society.Thursday Feb 14 Edward Jones Financial Services Heinz Funeral Home must be postmarked no later than April 5 to be considered. For more information, call 352-447-2057, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or email yiwomans club@gmail.com. Disabled American Veterans, Gerald A. Shonk Chapter 70 of Inverness, is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the 2013 school year. The scholarship is offered to a disabled veteran, veteran, survivor of a veteran or dependent of a veteran. The recipient shall be enrolled in a full-time course of instruction leading to a degree program or to a vocational skill. Selection shall be conducted by the scholarship committee and will be based on the applications submitted. The procedure requires that applicants write a statement detailing course of study, goals and why they are deserving of this award. Applications may be picked up at guidance department offices in area high schools, the Withlacoochee Technical Institute, Central Florida Community College guidance offices, or by calling John Seaman at 352-860-0123. All applications must be returned to the DAV Chapter at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453 by March 31. The Hernando-Citrus County Farm Bureau will award one or more scholarships up to $1,000. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a senior, carry at least a 2.5 grade point average and plan to major in an agriculturalrelated field in college. Application forms are available in the guidance offices of all Hernando and Citrus County high schools and in private schools. All applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Farm Bureau office in Citrus County or in Hernando County by April 1. For information, call 352-796-2526 or 800-282-8317. The BFF Society is offering a minimum of two $1,000 scholarships The scholarships are available to all U. S. citizens attending Citrus County schools or Citrus County residents seeking a professional career. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants may be subject to an interview. The scholarship must be used to attend an accredited college, junior college or professional school. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or adult students seeking to further their education. Candidates will be judged on academic achievement and financial need. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2012-13 school year and are to be used for tuition and books only. The check will be made payable to the educational institution for the benefit of the scholarship recipient. Scholarship winners will be notified by April 2013. It will be necessary for the scholarship winner(s) to attend the BFF Society Awards Banquet on May 13 or forfeit the scholarship. If the monies for the scholarships are not used as indicated, all monies will be rescinded to the founding chapter. Applications must be postmarked by March 31. The application must be in its entirety or it will not be considered for review. For more information or an application, contact Dianne Micklon at 352-527-7442 or trechuck@tampabay.rr.com. The Daughters of the American Revolution are offering scholarships at three different levels local, state and national. The local Fort Cooper chapter offers a $500 award for a graduating senior girl who has at least a 3.0 grade point average and is accepted at an accredited college or university. The Florida state society DAR provides $500 scholarships for male or female high school graduates and postgraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has been accepted at an accredited college or university. Guidelines and applications are available at Citrus County public and private high schools. The national DAR has many scholarships available for high school and college graduates. For information about them, visit the website www.dar.org. Click on Scholarships and follow the prompts. For more information, contact Shirley Hartley, DAR scholarship chairman, at 352270-8590 or visit the website at www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~flfccdar/. The SECO Board of Trustees has voted to continue SECOs scholarship program for 2013. The board has authorized an increase in the scholarship amount from $2,500 to $3,000 per student in recognition of the ever increasing cost of higher education. Up to 12 high school seniors from the cooperatives service territory will receive assistance to go on to a college or technical school after graduation. To qualify, graduates must reside in a home being served by SECO and be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school by the end of 2013. Applications are now available at area high school guidance offices and at any of SECOs customer service centers in Marion, Lake, Citrus and Sumter counties. They must be returned to SECO no later than March 29. The Homosassa Civic Club is offering the Beri Hagerty-Phelps Scholarships to graduating high school students and adults who live within the boundaries of the Homosassa Elementary School District and/or the Homosassa Special Water District. Information and applications are available through guidance counselors at Crystal River High School, Lecanto High School, Withlacoochee Technical School, or College of Central Florida. They are also available at www.homosassaseafood festival.org Applications must be received by March 31. For more information, call 352-6289333. The Spot Family Center has received funding from Kids Central Inc. and the Department of Children and Families to offer scholarships to local students for the 2012-13 After School Enrichment Program. The program is from 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and serves students in kindergarten through seventh grade. The Spot has 20 scholarships remaining. The scholarships are available to local families who qualify. Applications can be picked up at 405 S.E. Seventh Ave., Crystal River. Scholarships will be given to students on a first-come, firstserved basis. Any family receiving free or reduced-price lunches automatically qualifies. The scholarships will offer students free academic tutoring, nutritional education and homework assistance, outdoor recreational activities, arts and crafts, computer tech labs, reading teams, mentorship and leadership skills. The program runs the entire school year. On scheduled early dismissal days, the hours will be 12:30 to 6 p.m. Bus transportation from Crystal River Primary and Middle schools is available to The Spot. The Citrus Community Concert Choir is now accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship award of $1,500. Application is open to graduating high school seniors or enrolled college students and residents of Citrus County or children of Citrus County residents. Past and present choir members and relatives of choir members are also eligible. Applicantsmay obtainscholarship qualifications and application forms from their school guidance counselors or online at www.citruschoir.com. Completed applications must be received no later than April 30. The College of Central Florida is awarding dozens of scholarships to qualifying students interested in taking honors classes at the Citrus campus this fall semester. A major component of CFs Honors Institute, the Community of Scholars Honors Program offers incoming high school graduates two-year tuition scholarships, currently CHALK Continued from Page C2 New lawyer Special to the Chronicle Rachel Nicole Barlow, daughter of Ricky and Robin Barlow, recently took the oath of attorney with Judge Lisa D. Herndon of the 5th Judicial Circuit at the Citrus County Courthouse. Barlow is now a member of the Florida Bar and is studying for a Masters of Law(LL.M.) in taxation at the University of Florida.She is serving as a student editor of the Florida Tax Review. Barlow received her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, in Gulfport, graduatingcum laude. She received a Bachelors of social Work at Florida State University, graduating summa cum laude. See CHALK / Page C4 Christopher Fritz enjoyed portraying Wilbur Wright. As I boy, I was eager to learn, the wax Wright said. I played and worked with my brother Orville. We loved to build kites and gliders. I once flew 15 feet high on a kite while my brother held the ropes. We dreamed of someday being able to fly. We designed and flew the worlds first airplane at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Christopher said it was important that his character was Wilbur and not Orville. He was the one who flew the airplane, he said of Wilbur. His brother only held the rope. Christopher said he and Wilbur Wright had a lot in common. He liked to test stuff out, he said. I like to test stuff out. Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. MARINES Continued from Page C1 WAXContinued from Page C1

PAGE 22

0213 WCRN NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH OR CHANGE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) proposes to adopt the following by ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITRUS COUNTY FUTURE LAND USE MAP BY REDESIGNATING; THE FUTURE LAND USE OF APPROXIMATELY 9.8 ACRES FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK DISTRICT; AND AMENDING THE CITRUS COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ATLAS BY REDESIGNATING THE LAND USE OF APPROXIMATELY 9.8 ACRES FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR MODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. CPA-AA-12-27 Furman and Hilpert Engineering for Crystal River Eagles Aerie 4272, Inc The property is located in Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 18 East; further described as Parcel 14130, in the Homosassa Springs area, Citrus County, Florida A complete legal description is on file. The public hearing on the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:10 P.M., in Room 100, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed application. A copy of the proposed ordinance(s) and supporting materials are available for public inspection and copying between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, at the Department of Planning and Development, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461. For more information about this application, please contact the Geographic Resources and Community Planning Division at (352) 527-5544. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes all testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrators Office, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450, (352) 341-6565, (352) 341-6560, at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD telephone (352) 341-6580. Chairman Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Citrus County, Florida 000E1WL C4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E DUCATION NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CHANGE AND/OR CHANGE OF LAND USE The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) proposes to adopt or change: A regulation affecting the use of land; the comprehensive plan; and/or the use of land within and for the area shown on the map in this advertisement. The overall impact of these proposals may be significant. CPA-12-05 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will review and discuss amendments to the text of the Citrus County Comprehensive Plan (Ord. No. 89-04) to implement a 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan as required per Florida Statute and in coordination with the Southwest Florida Water Management Districts adopted 2010 Regional Water Supply Plan by modifying five separate chapters, and associated appendices (as may be needed), of the Comprehensive Plan: Chapter 3-Conservation, Chapter 5-Infrastructure, Potable Water Sub-Element, Chapter 10-Future Land Use, Chapter 11Intergovernemntal Coordination, and Chapter 12-Capital Improvements. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the proposed amendment. The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the following date: Public Hearing: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM The meeting will be held in Room 100, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida. Persons are advised that any individual who might wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting/hearing regarding any matter is hereby advised that they will need a record of the proceedings for such purpose and that they may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrators Office, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Room 100, Inverness, Florida, 34450 (352) 341-6560. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD telephone (352) 341-6580. Copies of the proposed amendments will be available for inspection and/or purchase between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Planning and Development, Geographic Resources and Community Planning Division, Lecanto Government Center, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 292, Lecanto, FL 34461. For more information regarding the proposals discussed herein, contact the Geographic Resources and Community Planning at (352) 527-5544. Chairman Citrus County Board of County Commissioners 0213 WCRN 000E1X3 000DWBM 2nd Annual Winter Golf Scramble Classic Special Olympics Florida March 2nd, 2013 Registration begins at 7:00 am /Shotgun start at 8:30am $60 per person or $240 per four person team Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club 7395 W. Pinebrook St. Crystal River, FL 34429 Mulligans: 3 for $15 maximum of 12 per Team 50/50 Tickets will be sold: one for $1 or six for $5 Snacks will be available throughout the event. Lunch will be provided at the end of tournament Coffee & Juice as well as donuts or bagels will be provided before the outing. Any Questions call 746-3262 ext. 231 or 422-0819 or email: duane.dustin@gmail.com valued at $3,000 per academic year, while offering partial scholarships to those who are currently attending CF. Students in the honors program are free to pursue the degree option of their choosing at CF, with the scholarship requirement being successful participation in a limited number of honors-level classes that also serve to fulfill degree requirements. Students may also take classes at any of the CF locations each term, and are not bound to enrolling only in classes offered at the Citrus campus. Besides financial benefits, the Community of Scholars offers members priority registration each term. Typically, a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 is needed to qualify for the Community of Scholars, although applications for those with a slightly lower GPA may be considered in some cases. For more information, call Dr. June Hall at 352-746-6721.C LASSESANDCOURSESFor information about outdoors and recreational classes in Citrus County, see the Sunday Sports section of the Chronicle. Crystal River Users Group invites the public to sign up for its upcoming classes Greeting Cards using Word 2010 with Lynn Page, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. The focus of the class is on creating personalized cards ready to print and mail. Also learn to create cards to email to even those who do not use Word. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Corel PaintShop Pro X5 Single Click Fixes and Effects with Lynn Page, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 11. Corel PaintShop Pro X5s powerful photo-editing tools, new instant effects and enhanced HDR technology make creating stunning photo projects easier than ever. New tools include face recognition technology and the ability to map photos to actual locations. Go to corel.com for a trial version. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Office Web Apps with Lynn Page from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 18. Thes class offers a brief overview and look at using Microsoft Office Web Apps. With a Windows Live ID you have access to Microsofts Office Web Apps and so can create, open, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents online using SkyDrive. Work with documents from any computer, whether it has the Office applications installed or not. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Photoshop Elements with Laura Boetto from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 7, 14 and 21. Learn to create greeting cards for any occasion in any color and with any design. Its easy and fun. Participants need a version of Photoshop Elements on a laptop computer. Printed tutorials are available with the class. Cost is $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Fun PowerPoint from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 25. PowerPoint is a Microsoft program and many computer users already have the program installed. Interesting slideshows can easily be created and shared. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Go to www.crug.com to sign up for classes and for more information. CRUG meets at Crystal Oaks Club House, 4958 W. Crystal Oaks Blvd., Lecanto. M ISCELLANEOUS The Citrus County International Baccalaureate Parent Organization, CCIBPO, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Lecanto High School cafeteria, 3810 W. Educational Path, Lecanto. Parents of PIBS and IB students are encouraged to attend. Citrus County professional business leaders are invited to meet the CCIBPO board members and parents. For more information, contact Sue Schulze, CCIBPO president, at suzibob@ tampabay.rr.com or 352-2122766. A group of students, parents and teachers from Citrus County are going on an educational tour hosted by Education First: Educational Tours based out of Boston, Mass. The group will travel to Dublin, London and Paris from June 17 to 26, 2014. EF Educational Tours helps teachers in North America break down barriers of language, culture and geography by incorporating international travel into their lessons and opening the doors to the Global Classroom. Students will visit historic sites, natural wonders and learn it by living it. EF is the only fully accredited international tour company and a board member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. A parent meeting will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 12, at Crystal River Middle School auditorium. For more information or to RSVP for the parent meeting, contact Dan Epstein at EpsteinD@citrus.k12.fl.us or 352-613-4478; or Deborah Beck at beckd@citrus.k12.fl. us or 352-422-6921. The tour website is www. eftours.com/1366896 to register for Epsteins group or www.eftours.com/1367131 to register for Becks group. The website link includes pricing information and the tours itinerary. Scholarship recipients Special to the Chronicle The Inverness Does No. 232 recently donated three $500 scholarships to Withlacoochee Technical Institute students. Standing, from left are students Timothy Monge, Stephan Allan Hill and Kevin Whittemore with guidance counselor Sandy VanDervort. Seated are Dot Cook and Dagmar Lucente Does scholarship committee members. CHALK Continued from Page C3 vegetable production into his curriculum for years, Dennis Skinner, assistant professor of horticulture, said he jumped at the opportunity to spearhead the initiative. This is the opportunity Ive been working 30 years for, Skinner said with a smile. The garden produces seven types of lettuce, spinach and endive. The school uses a nutrient film technique to grow them, which uses tubes to constantly circulate the water mixture through troughs the plants are stored in. The water is recirculated through the troughs constantly pumping nutrients to the plants. A Dutch bucket technique, which connects plants in multiple buckets with piping, produces four tomato varieties, two kinds of cucumbers and eggplant. The water mixture also is circulated in the technique but it only is used once, not recirculated. All produce is pesticidefree. Skinner credits keeping a clean greenhouse and the absence of soil for not having a pest problem. The garden always was a goal of Skinners but because of a lack of funding and a focus on landscaping in the program the production focus he was looking for never came to fruition. I always tried to work it into my classes and my colleagues would say, What ... are you doing with this fruit stuff? Were a landscaping school, Skinner said. That was until recently. Layne Eggers, assistant dean of the school of hospitality, told him about an open greenhouse and Skinner was all in. Work on the greenhouse began last summer as it needed to be emptied out having been used as a storage closet previously and have equipment setup. Skinner said choosing a hydroculture garden was an easy decision as it fit perfectly with the colleges mission of looking at emerging technologies although the practice isnt new, he said it is not commonly used. Skinner and his students then began experimenting with different varieties of lettuce and tomatoes, to see which ones worked best in the hydroculture environment. He estimates about 15 varieties of lettuce were used at first, but now are down to seven. But the project isnt just benefiting the horticulture program. Every week we harvest a quarter of (the lettuce), Skinner said. These go to different parts of dining services. Skinner admitted he was the first to taste the product. It was awesome, he said. GARDEN Continued from Page C1 federal graduation accountability requirements. These regulations are not the end-all, be-all of things but they are an important element of the equation, said Phillip Lovell, vice president of federal advocacy at the alliance and a lead researcher on the report. The Education Department declined comment on the studys findings. The findings were provided to The Associated Press in advance of the reports publication. They come after U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., raised similar concerns in a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. In the letter, Miller said some states granted waivers were including GED diplomas in their graduation rate calculations and others were not holding schools accountable for the performance of subgroups like disabled and minority students both violations of the federal requirements. Now is not the time to go back to policies where some students were not expected to get a diploma or that did not take into account whether historically underserved populations graduate at the same rate as their classmates, Miller wrote. Nationwide, graduation rates have improved but are still considered far too low; just 78 percent of students are finishing high school on time, according to the most recent data released by the Education Department. Democrats and Republicans have been working on a reauthorization of No Child Left Behind for the last three years. Both parties agree the Bush-era law is broken but have been unable to agree on how to fix it. Graduation rates were one of the areas No Child Left Behind was considered weak on; under the law, states could have as low as a 50 percent graduation rate and almost no annual improvement and still not face any intervention from the district or state. States also werent held accountable for the graduation rates of different groups of students and calculated how many were finishing with a range of formulas meaning there was no consistent way to compare performance across states. In 2008, the Education Department established regulations that created a uniform way of calculating the graduation rate measuring the number of students who enter as freshmen and finish four years later with a regular diploma, not a GED as well as creating a system of accountability and intervention for the performance of all student groups. STUDY Continued from Page C1 community history literacy OUT LOUD! 0 0 0 D O H P 6th Annual Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 2:30-4:30 PM Listen to moving, inspirational and humorous selections from African-American literature. Enjoy musical entertainment & refreshments during this celebration of history & literacy at CF Citrus Campus. Join us out loud! Learn More: http://facebook.com/citrusaari A f r i c a n A f r i c a n African A m e r i c a n A m e r i c a n American R e a d I n R e a d I n Read-In

PAGE 23

E DUCATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY13, 2013 C5 2013 Universal Uclick y () from The Mini Page 2013 Universal Uclick To order, send $9.95 plus $3.50 postage and handling for each copy. Send check or money order (U.S. funds only) payable to: Andrews McMeel Universal, P.O. Box 6814, Leawood, KS 66206 or call toll-free 1-800-591-2097. Please send ______ copies of The Mini Page Guide to the Constitution (Item #0-7407-6511-6) at $13.45 each, total cost. (Bulk discount information available upon request.) www.smartwarehousing.com Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: ________________ The popular nine-part series on the Constitution, written in collaboration with the National Archives, is now packaged as a colorful 32-page softcover book. The series covers: s\000 the preamble, the seven articles and 27 amendments s\000 the big ideas of the document s\000 the history of its making and the signers I]Z\025B^c^\025EV\\000Z\234