Citrus County chronicle
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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness, Fla
Publication Date: 02-20-2013
Copyright Date: 2006
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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M ICHAEL B ATES Hernando TodayBROOKSVILLE Florida transportation official Lee Royal trekked to Hernando County on Tuesday morning to urge the Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization to consider merging with Citrus County to get more bang for the buck when it comes to state dollars. Organizations cant go it alone in this financial climate, said Royal, community liaison administrator for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7. By combining the two counties transportation planning organizations and expanding the boundaries of the geographical transportation network, there is a great opportunity, she said, to get funded for bigger FEBRUARY 20, 2013 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOL. 118 ISSUE 197 50 CITRUS COUNTY At the net: Lecanto, Citrus tennis hits courts /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH 70 LOW 42 Partly cloudy. 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 Join the Village Toyota Family 000E3NT See the new Toyota Prius 2013 on pg. C12 000DY3G Transportation agency merger moves closer Citrus, Hernando get gears turning on plans for future cooperation P AT F AHERTY Staff writerA house fire is blamed for the death of Hernando man. The fire at 3879 N. Roscoe Road was reported at 11 p.m. Sunday. The Citrus County Sheriffs Fire Rescue responded along with deputies, units from the Inverness and Kensington fire stations and Nature Coast EMS. They found flames engulfed about half of the 1,000-squarefoot, double-wide manufactured home. There was an occupant in the home at the time of the fire. Deputies located the man at the front door, pulled the victim out and attempted to resuscitate him. The man was transported by Nature Coast EMS to Citrus Memorial hospital, but did not survive his injuries, according to a Fire Rescue report. Crews from several other stations arrived minutes later and were rotated in to fight the blaze. Man killed in house fire Associated PressWASHINGTON As public evidence mounts that the Chinese military is responsible for stealing massive amounts of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets, the Obama administration is eyeing fines and other trade actions it may take against Beijing or any other country guilty of cyberespionage. According to officials familiar with the plans, the White House will lay out a new report Wednesday that suggests initial, more-aggressive steps the U.S. would take in response to what top authorities say has been an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the threatened action. The White House plans come after a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm released a torrent of See FIRE / Page A5 US fingers Chinese military hackers Govt warns it may retaliate See HACKERS / Page A4 See MERGER / Page A5 Murder trial begins A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerINVERNESS The trial of the woman accused of carjacking a woman and killing her by running her over with her own vehicle got under way Tuesday in Circuit Judge Ric Howards court. Jennifer Marino, 36, of Longwood, is accused of the April 7, 2010, carjacking of a vehicle belonging to 64-year-old Mary Haynie of Lecanto. After a scuffle, Marino allegedly ranHaynie over with the vehicle. Marino is charged with first-degree murder and faces a life sentence if convicted. The defense team of public defenders Devon Sharkey and Ed Spaight blame Marinos actions on that day on mental illness. Therefore, their defense is insanity. She was suffering a severe manic episode, Sharkey said. He added Marino had been confined to three mental facilities a few months prior to the incident and escaped from two hospitals. However, prosecutor Pete Magrino contends Marino knew exactly what she was doing and brought out a slew of witnesses. Among the witnesses were Citrus County Sheriffs Office forensic experts Sgt. Tim Martin, Dave Cannaday and Detective Matt Taylor, who conducted an initial videotaped interview with Marino following her arrest at a truck stop in Wildwood. On the trials first day, Magrino tried to use the states witnesses to establish and illustrate that Marino calculated moves after leaving a probation office in Inverness. Through witness testimony, jurors heard how a homeless Marino went around a shopping plaza begging for a ride to Wildwood. Through testimony from employees at the pet grooming business where Haynie was having her dog groomed, jurors heard how Marino came into that business and asked for a ride to Wildwood. Marino was, however, was repeatedly turned down. The prosecution added that as soon she left the pet grooming business, she reportedly attempted to steal an SUV that belonged to Haynie. Officials said Haynie ran out and tried to stop Marino, screaming she got my car, according to witness and pet groomer Darlene Jefferson. But Marino pushed Haynie to the ground and ran her over with the SUV. Marinoproceeded to leave the parking lot, authorities said. Haynie later died from her injuries at Citrus Memorial Health System. According to the prosecution, Marino then went to the Crystal Chrysler dealership on State Road 44 and abandoned the vehicle in front of the business. She allegedly then went and knocked on David Clarks residence, asking to use the phone and for a ride to Wildwood. Clark testified, he and his wife reluctantly drove her to Wildwood and dropped her off. Something just was not correct, Clark recalled of the couples encounter with Marino, who initially introduced herself as Jennifer, then,later in the vehicle, said her name was Lisa. Sumter County Deputy Matt Reeves said he and his partner eventually found Marino later that evening in the cab of a semitrailer truck with a man. Both were naked from the waist down. During Detective Taylors taped interrogation, Marino could be heard and seen denying any knowledge of the crimes and saying a man named Michael Brewer gave her a ride to Wildwood. But, the only man with such a name in Inverness was a retiree who testified he never met or saw Marino. The trial continues today in Howards courtroom at 8:30 a.m. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Jennifer Marino stares in the direction of a photographer Tuesday afternoon during the first day of her trial. She is charged with murder and carjacking in an October 2010 incident that took place in Inverness. Woman accused of running over victim


Special to the ChronicleMarch ushers in softer days, the budding and greening of spring, and, for the Friends of the Citrus County Library System (FOCCLS), it heralds the spring book sale. FOCCLS will have its mega Spring Book Sale from March 8-12 at the Citrus County Auditorium, U.S. 41 South, next to the fairgrounds south of Inverness. Sale hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 $5 donation (Friday night only); 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 (amber light specials); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 11 (half-price day); and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 ($3 a bag). Twice weekly, Friends of the Library volunteers from Central Ridge, Coastal and Lakes Regional libraries gather at the Historic Hernando Community School to sort, price and pack quality donated books from paperbacks to best sellers to vintage editions. FOCCLS volunteers have filled hundreds of banana boxes with a bounty of reading bargains for the spring sale. Books are grouped into broad categories of fiction and non-fiction with more than 45 sub-categories divided into subjects including mystery-thrillers, Westerns, large print, crafts, cookbooks, childrens literature, religion, self-help, travel, reference and foreign language. Most books are $1 to $3. In addition to quality print materials, the sale offers a good selection of audio books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles, which often sell out quickly. Reading treasures available at this sale cover a broad spectrum of interests. Affordable selections include a signed edition of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopfs autobiography It Doesnt Take a Hero; a Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum illustrated collection, Milestones of Aviation; an autographed first edition of Cuba: Island of Paradox by R. Hart Phillips, accompanied by newspaper articles and photos of the period; Bob Woodwards The Price of Politics (2012); and Playboy: Fifty Years of Cartoons. Also featured are best sellers from popular authors including Maeve Binchy, Patricia Cornwell, Michael Connelly, Janet Evanovich, Ken Follett and Stuart Woods, at one quarter of the market value. Rare book collectors will find The Brass Ring, an illustrated memoir by GI reporter and illustrator Bill Mauldin; The Iliad and the Odyssey translated by Alexander Pope (1883 ed.) and a rare pocket-sized New Testament National Edition issued to World War II soldiers in its original mailing box. Families, teachers and home-schoolers will find an abundance of education materials in excellent condition including sets of illustrated science and nature booklets for group work and a series of Scholastic readers. A bonus for this sale will be a drawing for a 16 GB Kindle Fire HD 7-inch color HD display, with Dolby Audio, dual-band, dual antenna Wi-Fi donated by Quest Wealth Management, for $5 a ticket. Drawing will be on Tuesday afternoon, last day of the sale. Ticketholders need not be present to win. Other bargains include blue light specials and buy-one, get-one each hour on Sunday, as well as extended hours on halfprice day, Monday, and $3a-bag day on Tuesday. In addition, on Fun-day Sunday, Friends will be sporting their spring hat creations. Put on your caps and bonnets and join in! The sale offers an ideal opportunity to become a member of FOCCLS partner groups. For a $5 annual fee, patrons can join their local library, showing support with their donations. As the brochure announces, If you love the library, be a Friend! Why are these semiannual sale events important? Because public libraries provide free lifelong access to learning through all kinds of materials, written, oral and electronic. Literacy is fundamental to growing minds in our community. The FOCCLS volunteers work feverishly to stage these mega-sales because the proceeds go to the libraries to fund audio books, large print books, best sellers, e-books, DVDs and other favorites that patrons request for the library collection. Since 2001, FOCCLS has raised $708,557 for libraries. The Citrus County Library System places blue dot stickers on materials purchased with money donated by the Friends. Next time you visit your local library, check out the blue dots to realize the contribution of the Friends to the library collection and your contribution as a sale patron. Statewide, Friends groups are advocates for the library system, which in the past 10 years has reported a steady increase in usage but a decline in state funding. The sales are the only immediate source of revenue for library media. Without this subsidizing, libraries would not be able to provide the programs and services that sustain the community. Support of the efforts to sustain our libraries is vital. For sale information call 352-746-1334 or 352-5278405 or visit online at www.foccls.org. A2 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL 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 000E32Y FURNITURE DEPOT Top Notch New & Used Furniture 726-4835 565 Hwy. 41 South, Inverness, FL Curios Bedroom Suites Mattresses Dining Rooms Living Rooms Recliners Lamps Sleepers Dinettes TV Consoles 000E2H8 Storewide With coupon, expires February 23, 2013 4 Days Only! Mon.-Fri. 9 A.M. 6 P.M., Sat. 10 A.M. 4 P.M. & Sun. 12-5 P.M. Library Friends gear up for spring book sale Friends of the Citrus County Library System volunteers Gayle Lane, Linda Shaffer and Renee Reich, in their trademark yellow shirts, sort stacks of mystery fiction books in preparation for the Friends Spring Book Sale, which begins March 8. The five-day event will feature thousands ofquality books as well as CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles.FOCCLS is a 501(c)3 not-forprofit organization.The semi-annual book sales sponsored bythe Friends provide funding forCitrus County libraries. LYNNE BOELE /Special to the Chronicle


TallahasseeJustices deny appeal for troopers killerThe Florida Supreme Court is refusing to block the Feb. 26 execution of a drug trafficker who was convicted of killing a state trooper with a pipe bomb. The justices on Tuesday unanimously denied a postconviction appeal and request for a stay of execution from Paul Augustus Howell. He was convicted of killing Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jimmy Fulford in February 1992. Fulford had stopped a car carrying the bomb, hidden inside a gift-wrapped microwave oven, on Interstate 10 east of Tallahassee. Authorities said the bomb was being delivered to two women in Marianna with the intent of killing them because they knew too much about a South Florida drug ring. The bomb exploded when Fulford opened the package. Howell is expected to appeal in the federal courts. Ethics bill goes to full Florida Senate A wide-ranging ethics bill is heading to the Senate floor where it is expected to be one of the first bills passed when the legislative session begins March 5. The Senate Rules Committee approved the bill (SB 2) on Tuesday. In part, the bill seeks to stop lawmakers from using political committees to pay for wining and dining and travel unrelated to their positions. It also gives the Ethics Commission more power to collect fines from elected officials and allows the governor, state attorneys and the Florida Department of Law enforcement to refer cases to the commission. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Cool morning temperatures mixed with warm air produced from spring water in Homosassa provide a picturesque setting as this lone swan quietly swims Monday morning. For the foreseeable future cool morning temperatures will be a thing of the past as warm air will settle across Florida for most of the next week. Forecasters at Bay News 9 are expecting morning temperatures to increase steadily and stay in the low to mid 60s into the coming week. Highs are forecast to be in the mid 70s today and then climb to the low to mid 80s through Monday. Misty morning swimAround the COUNTY Blue law exception gets red light At Tuesdays Inverness city council meeting, the topic of St. Patricks Day came up for discussion, specifically whether the council would approve a waiver to allow the sale and serving of alcohol prior to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. We are being asked to waive the existing blue law so people can drink earlier, and that puts us on a slippery slope for other events, said council president Cabot McBride. When we originally voted on this ordinance, some people had concerns that we would be aiding and abetting people who were drinking and who had alcohol problems, although I never thought that was the case. But here, we have a clear case where people imbibe to an extraordinary amount and were saying, OK, were giving the green light for that. Councilwoman Marti Consuegra echoed McBride, calling it situational equity, voicing the concern that agreeing to this one time would set a precedent for other groups to also ask for a waiver. When do we stop? she asked. City attorney Larry Haag put the issue to rest by pointing out that the citys current alcohol ordinance didnt have a provision for a waiver, so any further discussion would be moot. No motion was made and the blue law stands. Collision, outage unrelated in CR A power outage early Tuesday afternoon affected 1,931 Withlacoochee River Electric Co-op customers in the Meadowcrest area near Crystal River. According to David Lambert, power company spokesman, crews were already working on the lines at Meadowcrest Boulevard and State Road 44 when a rotten tree fell and hit the line, causing the power to go out around 1 p.m. Power was completely restored after 30 minutes. As crews worked to restore power, a car accident in the area of the intersection caused traffic delays. Drum, dance event set Friday, SaturdayHosted by Hernando Church of the Living God, internationally known professional drummer Eric Bli Bi Gore from Djsanufla, Ivory Coast, West Africa, will join professional African dancers at 3441 E. Oleander Lane, Hernando, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The public may join in for donations of $10 for drum classes and $12 for dancing classes. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments for the drum circle. To preregister, call 352270-6148 or 352-897-4173. From wire reports From staff reports Around the STATE S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Correction Due to incorrect information supplied to the Chronicle Charles Hidalgos named was misspelled in the caption for Citizens Academy helps on Page C8 of Tuesdays edition. Due to writer error, a caption on Page A3 of Mondays edition stands correction. Rock Crusher Elementary Schools Jamie Lewis is the 2013 Citrus County School District School Related Employee of the Year. Readers can alert The Citrus County Chronicle to any errors in news articles by emailing newsdesk@ chronicleonline.com or by calling 352-563-5660. Meeting of the minds in CR A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER At least a couple dozen people showed up Monday night for a workshop about the competing visions for the redevelopment and rejuvenation of the city. A plan proffered by County Commissioner Dennis Damato and County Administrator Brad Thorpe last December, which was hoped to be received in a spirit of partnership between the county and city, was widely panned. City officials questioned why they were not consulted and thought Damatos plan looked a lot like the vision plan drafted by the city in 2008. Monday, City Manager Andy Houston compared the two plans and both sides struck a conciliatory tone. Houston staked out three main areas where Damatos plan differs from that of the city: The best way to develop the parcel on the corner of U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue. Changing maximum building heights from the current 50 feet to 70 feet. Which conceptual plan best fits the development of Three Sisters Springs. Houston saw room for compromise, at least in the matter of the lot on Citrus Avenue and U.S. 19. He suggested splitting the property and using county impact fee money to create a trailhead, as suggested in Damatos plan, for the wetland area of the parcel, but keeping the other half of the property in commercial hands. City Council members all supported his recommendations including conceptual Plan B for Three Sisters Springs, which called for a remote visitor center and parking along U.S. 19. Damato, who was unable to attend the workshop due to a death in the family, sent a statement read by Chronicle Publisher Gerry Mulligan, who serves on the Crystal River Area Council of the Chamber of Commerce. In the statement, Damato expressed his desire to see Crystal River do well and implored officials to work cooperatively to make it happen. He urged officials to tap into Renew Act dollars earmarked from the 2010 Gulf oil spill. He also apologized to officials for any unintended harm from his actions. Citrus County Commission Chairman Joe Meek and Thorpe also urged a new spirit of cooperation and offered to help to foster a better partnership. Houston said he and Thorpe will meet to discuss differences in the plans in the near future. Privacy in place for Pine Ridge property holders E RYNW ORTHINGTON Staff writerPINE RIDGE Pine Ridge residents will continue to have preservation of their privacy. For the sake of solitude, a 6-foot-high PVC fence is being installed along County Road 486, westward of County Road 491. D.A.B. Constructors Inc., contracted for the 3-mile widening project, began installation of the 3,679-linealfoot fence after the county purchased the property from the Pine Ridge Property Owners Association. We acquired property from the Pine Ridge Property Owners Association for right of way purposes and the fence is part of the purchase and sale agreement, said Citrus County public information officer Lindsay Ubinas. The bid price for the fence was $80,938. When the widening project began, most of the wooded buffer between the existing road and subdivision was cleared. The POA representative stated that they wanted the fence to maintain some privacy for the abutting property owners, said Walt Eastmond, engineering project manager. The privacy fence is being installed within the limits of the Pine Ridge POA property boundaries. Installers have until the expiration of the contract time of the road before the fence has to be completed. However, Eastmond said the fence should be completed before the actual road is finished. The C.R. 486 widening project is on schedule to be completed by mid-July.Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at eworthington@chronicle online.com or 352-5635660, ext. 1334. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Roadwork along County Road 486 near Crystal River is continuing as scheduled. A new fence, partially complete, running along the north side of the roadway will help shield the Pine Ridge subdivision from construction noise. Radio station planned for club house C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff writerWhat happens to a club house when no one wants to join the club? That question may soon be answered for the Crystal Club, the former club house for the Crystal Glen subdivision on State Road 44 and County Road 490 in Lecanto. We want you to know we both are very much in favor of the change since the Crystal Club was dissolved several years ago and the building that now sits there is a disgrace to the community, wrote residents Clyde and Joyce Warren to the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the body that last week unanimously approved land use amendments to allow a radio station to take over the facility. The Crystal Club lost the support of a membership adequate to maintain the facility several years ago. According to Timothy Pitts, representing Crystal Glen Properties LLC, the Crystal Club ceased to function by 2007 and was dissolved, leaving the property owner with no one to operate and maintain the nearly 4,000-square-foot recreational facility, which included a swimming pool and tennis courts. When the facility was for sale, it was marketed as well-suited for a professional office, day-care center, adult day-care, restaurant or civic club. In 2009, an application to turn the property into a day-care was later withdrawn. Currently, Stephen Shurdell with WGUL-FM is a potential buyer for the property for a radio station and tower. Shurdell assured the Citrus County Planning and Development Commission (PDC) at a December meeting that the tower would not be large. It would send signals to an outlying broadcast tower. Attorney Larry Haag told the BOCC the tower, of up to 90 feet, would be no taller than the spire of a nearby church or a flag pole. The PDC recommended and the BOCC approved only the zoning change, not site plans for the radio station, which will demolish and fill in the swimming pool. Site plans will be submitted later. Not all residents expressed contentment with the zoning change. David Boyer, who said he represented the Crystal Glen Property Owners Association when he spoke before the PDC two months ago, said the loss of recreational use would be permanent and many residents chose Crystal Glen for the availability of the recreational area. Pitts said the agreement with the Crystal Club contained no mechanism to maintain the recreational facility after the Crystal Club was dissolved; therefore, any previous contract was irrelevant. Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916. Workshop finds common ground Andy Houston Crystal River city manager.


details Monday that tied a secret Chinese military unit in Shanghai to years of cyberattacks against U.S. companies. After analyzing breaches that compromised more than 140 companies, Mandiant has concluded that they can be linked to the Peoples Liberation Armys Unit 61398. Military experts believe the unit is part of the Peoples Liberation Armys cyber-command, which is under the direct authority of the General Staff Department, Chinas version of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As such, its activities would be likely to be authorized at the highest levels of Chinas military. The release of Mandiants report, complete with details on three of the alleged hackers and photographs of one of the military units buildings in Shanghai, makes public what U.S. authorities have said less publicly for years. But it also increases the pressure on the U.S. to take more forceful action against the Chinese for what experts say has been years of systematic espionage. If the Chinese government flew planes into our airspace, our planes would escort them away. If it happened two, three or four times, the president would be on the phone and there would be threats of retaliation, said former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry. This is happening thousands of times a day. There needs to be some definition of where the red line is and what the repercussions would be. Henry, now president of the security firm CrowdStrike, said that rather than tell companies to increase their cybersecurity the government needs to focus more on how to deter the hackers and the nations that are backing them. James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that in the past year the White House has been taking a serious look at responding to China, adding that this will be the year they will put more pressure on, even while realizing it will be hard for the Chinese to change. Theres not an onoff switch. The Chinese government, meanwhile, has denied involvement in the cyber-attacks tracked by Mandiant. Instead, the Foreign Ministry said that China, too, is a victim of hacking, some of it traced to the U.S. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei cited a report by an agency under the Ministry of Information Technology and Industry that said in 2012 alone that foreign hackers used viruses and other malicious software to seize control of 1,400 computers in China and 38,000 websites. Cybersecurity experts say U.S. authorities do not conduct similar attacks or steal data from Chinese companies, but acknowledge that intelligence agencies routinely spy on other countries. China is clearly a target of interest, said Lewis, noting that the U.S. would be interested in Beijings military policies, such as any plans for action against Taiwan or Japan. In its report, Mandiant said it traced the hacking back to a neighborhood in the outskirts of Shanghai that includes a white 12story office building run by the PLAs Unit 61398. Mandiant said there are only two viable conclusions about the involvement of the Chinese military in the cyberattacks: Either Unit 61398 is responsible for the persistent attacks or they are being done by a secret organization of Chinese speakers with direct access to the Shanghai telecommunications infrastructure who are engaged in a multi-year espionage campaign being run right outside the military units gates. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeArrests Andres Padron, 24, of West Homosassa Trail, Homosassa, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 on felony charges of grand theft and burglary. According to his arrest affidavit, he is accused of committing a burglary on West Homosassa Trail and taking sunglasses, jewelry, a checkbook and debit card, pain medication, a Social Security card and a birth certificate. Bond $17,000. Carolyn Velez 27, of West Green Acres Street, Homosassa, at 5:54 p.m. Feb. 14 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. Bond $500. Quadrey Sweeney 20, of Northeast Sixth Street, Crystal River, at 12:28 a.m. Feb. 15 on a felony charge of trafficking in cocaine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. According to his arrest affidavit, he was arrested after a law enforcement officer saw Sweeney sitting in a car in Sweeneys driveway while making what looked to be drug transactions from the drivers side door. Sweeney was searched and officers found $952 in cash in his pocket. They found crack cocaine and cocaine in bags inside the vehicle. Bond $50,500. Johnny Wilson 32, of Northeast First Terrace, Crystal River, at 12:28 a.m. Feb. 15 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Bond $500. Ronald Dorobkowski 55, of Diane Avenue, Palm Harbor, at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 15 on a Citrus County warrant for a felony charge of battery and a misdemeanor charge of driving with an expired drivers license and failure to appear in court on an original misdemeanor charge of driving with an expired drivers license. No bond. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 77 44 0.00 HI LO PR 76 43 0.00 HI LO PR 75 45 0.00 HI LO PR NA NA NA HI LO PR 72 44 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Partly cloudy. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High: 70 Low: 42 High: 77 Low: 57 High: 80 Low: 62 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Tuesday 76/43 Record 87/26 Normal 74/46 Mean temp. 60 Departure from mean +0 PRECIPITATION* Tuesday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.90 in. Total for the year 1.00 in. Normal for the year 4.98 in.*As of 7 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 7 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Tuesday at 3 p.m. 30.12 in. DEW POINT Tuesday at 3 p.m. 51 HUMIDITY Tuesday at 3 p.m. 39% 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 particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:24 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:03 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................1:59 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................3:10 A.M. FEB. 25MARCH 4MARCH 11MARCH 19 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. 69 49 pc Ft. Lauderdale 81 69 pc Fort Myers 79 58 pc Gainesville 68 39 s Homestead 82 65 pc Jacksonville 65 39 s Key West 80 70 pc Lakeland 73 52 pc Melbourne 75 57 pc City H L Fcast Miami 81 69 pc Ocala 71 41 pc Orlando 75 53 pc Pensacola 59 43 pc Sarasota 75 54 pc Tallahassee 64 36 s Tampa 72 54 pc Vero Beach 77 58 pc W. Palm Bch. 79 66 pc FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNortheast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Mostly sunny today. Gulf water temperature62 LAKE LEVELS Location Mon. Tues. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 28.31 28.30 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 37.81 37.80 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 38.71 38.69 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 40.02 40.00 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 43 18 .04 c 31 16 Albuquerque 60 25 sh 50 25 Asheville 55 34 .07 s 46 22 Atlanta 59 42 .36 pc 52 30 Atlantic City 48 33 .17 s 36 21 Austin 69 34 ts 63 59 Baltimore 45 26 .06 s 40 22 Billings 30 14 sf 29 13 Birmingham 57 46 .49 pc 49 33 Boise 43 34 c 42 24 Boston 45 26 .11 c 35 20 Buffalo 43 26 .30 sn 22 12 Burlington, VT 44 13 sn 30 15 Charleston, SC 67 38 .24 s 56 38 Charleston, WV 50 37 .05 s 34 19 Charlotte 48 36 .26 s 55 28 Chicago 30 14 s 21 16 Cincinnati 46 29 .07 s 30 17 Cleveland 47 21 .21 sn 27 17 Columbia, SC 54 37 .21 s 57 31 Columbus, OH 46 25 .21 pc 27 16 Concord, N.H. 41 10 .03 c 33 16 Dallas 61 40 sh 47 46 Denver 46 11 rs 40 20 Des Moines 25 13 s 24 17 Detroit 45 21 .15 sf 26 12 El Paso 59 42 .25 pc 65 37 Evansville, IN 43 31 s 34 21 Harrisburg 43 25 .09 pc 33 19 Hartford 45 21 .14 c 31 15 Houston 69 47 ts 62 62 Indianapolis 46 23 .06 s 26 17 Jackson 58 42 .20 c 50 38 Las Vegas 64 41 sh 53 37 Little Rock 54 35 sh 43 33 Los Angeles 57 52 pc 57 43 Louisville 48 31 .18 s 35 20 Memphis 50 35 c 44 32 Milwaukee 31 12 s 20 15 Minneapolis 10 3 s 13 2 Mobile 67 54 .52 pc 59 40 Montgomery 65 51 .36 pc 54 34 Nashville 49 40 .11 s 42 25 New Orleans 66 57 .31 c 62 53 New York City 49 33 .14 pc 34 24 Norfolk 62 35 .02 s 45 27 Oklahoma City 55 30 sh 41 35 Omaha 27 10 pc 26 18 Palm Springs 65 49 pc 62 41 Philadelphia 46 29 .21 pc 35 23 Phoenix 74 51 sh 55 40 Pittsburgh 46 26 .13 c 24 16 Portland, ME 43 20 c 37 21 Portland, Ore 55 39 .09 sh 47 38 Providence, R.I. 47 18 .33 c 34 20 Raleigh 52 35 .14 s 48 25 Rapid City 25 5 sn 30 15 Reno 46 34 pc 38 21 Rochester, NY 44 30 .12 sn 25 13 Sacramento 48 39 .34 s 57 37 St. Louis 34 26 s 31 23 St. Ste. Marie 34 12 1.10 sn 12 -7 Salt Lake City 48 23 sn 34 23 San Antonio 68 48 ts 69 61 San Diego 57 52 .01 pc 56 46 San Francisco 49 43 .42 pc 56 44 Savannah 67 39 .04 s 59 37 Seattle 51 35 trace sh 46 38 Spokane 35 32 .17 pc 39 26 Syracuse 40 20 .09 sn 26 12 Topeka 39 23 pc 34 26 Washington 47 38 .06 s 40 25YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 81 Fort Pierce, Fla. LOW -22 Fraser, Colo. WEDNESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 87/73/s Amsterdam 36/26/pc Athens 57/46/s Beijing 45/18/s Berlin 31/26/c Bermuda 68/60/sh Cairo 72/55/s Calgary 25/12/pc Havana 82/66/pc Hong Kong 67/62/c Jerusalem 58/46/s Lisbon 58/53/pc London 40/30/pc Madrid 55/40/c Mexico City 77/47/s Montreal 28/19/sn Moscow 22/12/c Paris 40/26/c Rio 89/72/pc Rome 50/43/s Sydney 80/70/ts Tokyo 45/30/pc Toronto 27/10/sn Warsaw 30/23/c 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* 12:19 a/10:03 a 3:02 p/9:22 p 1:38 a/11:03 a 3:52 p/10:39 p Crystal River** 1:23 p/7:25 a 11:59 p/6:44 p 2:13 p/8:25 a /8:01 p Withlacoochee* 11:10 a/5:13 a 9:46 p/4:32 p 12:00 p/6:13 a 10:53 p/5:49 p Homosassa*** 2:12 p/9:02 a /8:21 p 12:48 a/10:02 a 3:02 p/9:38 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) 2/20 WEDNESDAY 1:10 7:22 1:34 7:46 2/21 THURSDAY 1:53 8:05 2:17 8:29 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY HI LO PR 79 47 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. 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Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. A4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 Legal notices in todays Cit rus C ounty Chronicle 000DVNN Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . C12 Miscellaneous Notices . . . . . . . C12 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . C12 Tax Deed Notices . . . . . . . . . . C11 Termination of Parental Rights Notices . C11 Special to the ChronicleHarold Monk, a sexual predator who was released from prison Dec. 26 then fled the Crystal River bus terminal on foot, avoiding a planned meeting with his probation officer Dec. 27, may still be in Citrus County. Sheriffs officials believe Monk may be hanging around the Crystal River Mall, particularly the movie theater, which draws numerous juveniles. Monk, termed a preferential offender, choosing children as his victims, is actively being sought by sheriffs detectives. Anyone who may have seen Monk or know is whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriffs office by calling 911 or 352-7261121; or contact Crime Stoppers by texting CITRUS plus your tip to 274637; or, call 888ANY-TIPS toll-free. Online, click on www. crimestoppers citrus.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. Authorities seeking sex offender Harold Monk HACKERS Continued from Page A1


regional projects. Case in point: The extension of the Suncoast Parkway from its present terminus at U.S. 98 near the Citrus-Hernando border through Citrus, a project that has been stalled for lack of funds, but could move forward if both counties work together. Hernando MPO members agreed Tuesday that the benefits probably outweigh the negatives and asked staff to proceed with talks with Citrus County as to the logistics of merging services. Hernando County Transportation Planning Coordinator Dennis Dix said every 10 years, when the latest U.S. Census figures are known, the state considers creating more metropolitan planning organizations because of population increases. This year, Citrus County added enough people to create its own urbanized area and create an MPO. The state, however, believes it would make more sense for Citrus to team up with Hernando. Bob Clifford, executive director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, said he will spend the next few weeks meeting with Citrus County officials, discussing how many members would sit on the expanded MPO and go over operations and costs. Clifford said the most difficult part of the process will be getting over the administrative work so that both entities can come to the table with a proposed merger draft. The re-designations of MPOs, as necessitated by the Census, only occur every 10 years and the process is not specifically defined, Clifford said. It sort of gives you the impression that youre building the airplane as youre flying it, he said. Brooksville Mayor Lara Bradburn said she is encouraged that initial talks between Hernando and Citrus counties appear amicable and because of the commonalities with that area, it would make sense to join forces. Bradburn said it is important to keep the numbers of sitting members on the proposed MPO small and limited to those with an interest in transportation so as not to make it too unwieldy. To make it fair and equitable, she wants to make sure each county would be able to propose any transportation needs unique to each county. Both counties have until the end of March to form a draft proposal to bring back to their respective boards. An MPO serves as a liaison between the community and FDOT and directs how and where available state and federal dollars for transportation improvements will be spent. The Hernando County MPO consists of six voting members representing Hernando County, the City of Brooksville and one non-voting FDOT member. Citrus Countys present Transportation Planning Organization has seven members. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 A5 4865 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 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This was actually a pleasant trip to the dentist. Very friendly and helpful staff. I will be back! The fire was knocked down and under control by midnight. Nearly 70 percent of the home and all of its contents were destroyed with an estimated value of $68,750. Authorities reported the fire was difficult to extinguish because of limited access for firefighters around the structure due to a power line that had fallen as a result of the blaze. Progress Energy secured the power line. And with the nearest fire hydrant approximately two miles away, a tanker shuttle had to be setup to provide firefighters with a water supply. The Florida Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire. As of Tuesday evening, the victims identity had not been released. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty @chronicleonline.com. MERGER Continued from Page A1 FIRE Continued from Page A1 Man charged with harassing manatee FORT PIERCE A central Florida man has been charged after authorities said he posted pictures of himself playing with a manatee calf. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission claimed that 21-year-old Ryan William Waterman violated the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act. The law makes it illegal to injure, harm, harass, capture or attempt to capture a Florida manatee. FWC investigators received a tip regarding pictures that Waterman had posted on Facebook. The pictures show Waterman and two young children petting a manatee calf last month in St. Lucie County. They also show Waterman lifting the calf partially out of the water.Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run cyclist deathMIAMI A South Florida man faces up to 35 years in prison for hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist. The Miami Herald reported 32-year-old Carlos Bertonatti pleaded guilty directly to the court on Tuesday morning. Bertonatti also apologized to the family of Christophe LeCanne, saying getting behind the wheel that day was the biggest mistake of his life. State BRIEFS From wire reports


Ralph AllardRalph L. Allard died Feb. 11, 2013. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, InvernessBarbara Cole, 82 CRYSTAL RIVERBarbara Jean Cole, 82, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at home under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Mount Bethel, Pa., to Merle A. and Esther May (Evans) Hartzell. She came here 33 years ago from Portland, Pa. She was a homemaker, a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Blairstown, N.J. And she was a member of her weekly C.R.A.P Card Club, she enjoyed traveling and reading. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Edward Read in 1964 and her brother, Merle Hartzell. She is survived by her husband, Charles Cole of Crystal River; a daughter, Dottie Washburn of Crystal River; and a stepson, Donny Cole of Old Town; three granddaughters, Valerie Kenney of Beverly Hills, Colleen Washburn of Los Cruces, N.M., and Holly B. Washburn of Brooksville; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Chase and Madelyn Kenney, all of Beverly Hills; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Spring Run Park in Crystal River with the Rev. Jeff Hall of the Reflections Church of Citrus Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to Hospice of Citrus County at P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Grayce Chickie Taylor, 93HOMOSASSA In the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, God sent His angels to retrieve Grayce back to His heavenly kingdom. She passed under the combined loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and Superior Residence of Lecanto. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., April 24, 1919, she was preceded in death by her parents, Maude and John Hughes; her younger sister, Irene Braun; and her beloved husband of 68 years, James Jimmy Taylor. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, James Jr. and Wendy Taylor, Craig and Karlina Taylor, Cheryl and Tom Maloney and Melinda and Paul Becker. In addition, she had 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was actively involved in all administrative operations of her husbands landscaping and nursery business, until their eventual retirement to Citrus County. Upon retiring, she enjoyed bowling, golf, travelling and dancing. As a mother and grandmother she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. A private family memorial will be at a later date. Anyone who wishes to express their condolences, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Buddy Choat, 81 THE VILLAGES Buddy Jack Choat, 81, of The Villages, died Feb. 16, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Elizabeth Betty Fuentes, 60 INVERNESS Elizabeth Betty Medina Fuentes, age 60, began her eternal life on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 and is in the presence of her beloved Lord and Savior. At the moment of her peaceful departure she was lovingly surrounded by her husband and children. Betty was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to Carmen (Mejia) and Antonio Medina. At 19, she married her one true love, Pedro Fuentes and together they raised two children. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness and dedicated her life to serving her Savior, Jesus Christ, and witnessing of His redeeming love. Betty is survived by her husband of forty years, Pedro Fuentes, a daughter, Yvette Fuentes Leetmaa and husband, Josef of Sweden, two grandchildren, Gabriel and Natalie Leetmaa, her son, Juan Carlos Fuentes and her faithful four-legged companion, Romeo. She is also survived by family residing in Honduras including her mother, one sister and two brothers. Betty had many brothers and sisters in Christ in North and South Carolina and her Christian family extends from members of the church to several countries. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend and a faithful servant of the Lord. The Service of Remembrance for Betty will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at the church. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations in remembrance of Betty to the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, 206 Washington Ave Inverness, FL 34450 or Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Arrangements by the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Lynn Ferrar, 55HOMOSASSA Ms. Lynn Ann Ferrar passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. She is survived by her parents, three brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223, Attn: Office of Development. Memorial Serviceswill be at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to C. L. Page Mortuary, Inc., 3031 Moncrief Road, Carla L. Page, FDIC. Please sign the guestbook at www.clpage mortuary.com. Joseph Greenman, 53LECANTOJoseph A. Greenman, 53 of Lecanto, died Sunday, Feb. 17 2013, at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Sue Carillion, 60 HOMOSASSA Sue Ann Carillion, 60, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at her home. A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., she was born Aug. 15, 1952, to Walter and Adrianna (Slager) Overton, one of four children. Sue Ann moved to Citrus County two years ago from Harrisonburg, Va., and was a medical records coder for nearly 40 years, most recently with George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She attended Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church and when she was able, she loved to kayak our waters. Sue Ann also enjoyed playing cards and games with friends and family. Her dachshund Spike was a faithful companion, always at her side. Mrs. Carillion is survived by her siblings, Jean VanderKlay (husband, David), Homosassa and Warren Overton (wife, Lillian), Wyoming, Mich.; sister-in-law, Gert Overton of Newberry, Mich.; as well as nieces and nephews, James, Russell, Matthew, Elizabeth, Paul, Amy, Sara, James, Crystal, Laurel and Cindy. She is also survived by her former husband, Robert Carillion, of Barefoot Bay. Sue Ann was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Overton; and a niece, Sandra Overton. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to www.HPH-Hospice. org. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. www.wilder funeral.com. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Anton Tony Schmid, 77 HOMOSASSA Anton J. Tony Schmid, 77, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. He was defined by his deep joy of living, and love of family and friends. His sense of humor and easygoing nature endeared him to many. Tony was an architectural engineer, who took the helm of the family real estate business in the Chicago area, eventually running five different offices, including one in Lake Geneva, which he ran jointly with his wife. After moving to Sugarmill Woods in Homosassa, he was a real estate broker at Key 1 Realty, was active in the HOA, and on the boards of Sugarmill Woods and Southern Woods Country Clubs. He always balanced his work life with fun; playing ragtime piano, grilling, boating and of course, playing golf with his wide circle of friends, which he enjoyed to his final days. Tony is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Louise; sister, June; his children, Valerie, Anton Jay Jr., Jean, Ed and Barb; and grandchildren, A.J., Owen, Patrick, Ailia, Brendan and Milo. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilder funeral.com. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Alan Frank, 83 LECANTOAlan Irvin Frank, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Lecanto, Fla. He was born March 17, 1929, in New York City and grew up in Philadelphia, Pa. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Frederick and Dorothy Dolly (Lang) Frank; two brothers, Harold and Stanley; son, David; stepson, Michael; and twin grandchildren, Joseph and Davida Bolognese. He is survived by his wife, Helen Carbonneau Frank of Lecanto; three children, Steven Frank of Boulder, Colo.; Jeffrey Frank and wife Sherry of Malvern, Pa., and Elyse Bolognese of Holland, Pa.; and eight grandchildren, Elena (Frank) Shabashevich, Benjamin Frank, Lena Frank, Lauren Frank, Samantha Frank, Minka Bolognese, Tara (Frank) Jeroszco and Tyler Tip Frank. Mr. Frank obtained his undergraduate and masters degree both in electrical engineering from Drexel University. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served as a first lieutenant in the Army Signal Corp. He held several patents while working for Philco Corporation. He was the founder and president of Scan Data Corporation. For several years, he and his wife Helen enjoyed living on their boat, sailing between the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard. They lived for many years in the Daytona area and in Syracuse, N.Y. In recent years, they resided at Terra Vista in Hernando. Burial arrangements are under the direction of the Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter, N.H. Burial will be in the Exeter Cemetery in the spring. Donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, 10 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL 34465 or to the charity of ones choice. Please visit www.Strock bridgefh.com. Darlene Dar Craig, 57 HOMOSASSA Darlene Dar Craig, 57, of Homosassa, went to meet God on her own terms Feb. 18, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Robert Craig; and sister-in-law, Denise McClintic. National CremationHudson provided information. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Margaret Peg Francis, 58 OCALA Margaret Peg Francis, 58, of Ocala, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at College Park Church of God, 3140 S.W. 26th St. in Ocala. Friends may call at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 S.E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Linda Anderson, 58 HOMOSASSA Linda J. Anderson, 58, of Homosassa, died Feb. 16, 2013, in Homosassa. Arrangements by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Hernando. Louis Suro, 76LECANTOLouis Raul Suro, 76, of Lecanto, Fla., died Feb. 16, 2013, at the HPH Hospice House in Lecanto. Louis was born Feb. 3, 1937, in New York, N.Y., the son of David and Paquita Suro. He was a meat cutter and union representative. Louis moved to Citrus County in 2002 from Bronx, N.Y. He loved baseball. Louis was Catholic. He was a member of the Spanish American Club. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irma Rivera. Survivors include his companion, Mary Ocasio of Lecanto; daughters, Dana Suro Ng of Canyon County, Calif. and Frances Suro of Bronx, N.Y.; brother, David Suro of New Jersey; sisters, Lydia Gordon of Lecanto and Delia Suro of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. The family of Mr. Suro will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Heinz Funeral Home with a vigil service beginning at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs. Father Charles Leke will preside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465-3503. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Patricia Faber, 62THE VILLAGES Patricia Faber, 62, of The Villages, died Feb. 11, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Barbara Myshrall, 84 LECANTOBarbara Hughes Myshrall, 84, of Lecanto, died Feb. 12, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Edda De Ramos, 77 OCALA Edda F. De Ramos, 77, of Ocala, died Feb. 16, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, with services taking place at a later date in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Daniel Zentz, 68 BUSHNELL Daniel Patrick Zentz, 68, of Bushnell, died Feb. 12, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Donna Gubry, 75OCALA Donna Gubry, 75, of Ocala, died Feb. 16, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, with services taking place at a later date in Charlotte, Mich. Philip Park, 78 HOMOSASSA Philip R. Park, 78, of Homosassa, died Feb. 15, 2013. Funeral service of remembrance will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. Interment follows at 1 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Mary McClellan, 65 FLORAL CITYMary Jo McClellan, 65, of Floral City, died Saturday, Feb. 16 2013, at HPH Hospice, Lecanto. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday, Feb 22, 2013, at Calvary Chapel, Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. 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Special to the ChronicleCitrus County Parks & Recreation invites children up to age 12 to join in the annual Underwater Egg Hunt festivities on Saturday, March 23, at Bicentennial Park Pool. There will be two egg hunts for different age groups: children up to age 6 will hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and children ages 7 to 12 will hunt from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and children will need to bring a basket and swimming attire. An application of sunscreen is encouraged. Eggs will be dispersed throughout the Bicentennial Park Pool area. The pool itself will be set up with different levels of difficulty based on swimming ability. There will also be a land-based egg hunt designed for younger children and non-swimmers. Eggs are turned in after the hunt in exchange for a gift bag filled with little toys and candy. Only 50 people at a time will be permitted onto the pool deck. While participants wait their turn, they can purchase food from the Nature Coast Volunteers and participate in festivities to include potato sack races, egg races, face painting, arts and crafts stations and more. For more information, call Bicentennial Park Pool at 352-795-1478 or Citrus County Parks & Recreation at 352-527-7540, or visit www.citrus countyparks.com. C OMMUNITY C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 A7 Special to the ChronicleSaturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the life of the Florida pioneer will be on display at Rainbow Springs State Park north of Dunnellon on State Road 41 at Cracker Days. The Florida of the late 1800s will come alive through demonstrators in period dress, whose skills include quilting, old printing, weaving and spinning, shawl-making, pine needle basketry and jewelry-making, pottery, wood turning and wood crafting fly-tying, corn-grinding, quilt-making, embroidery, bobbin weaving, tatting and more. A cooper, a shelf crafter, an author and an artisan who spins thread from a live bunny on her lap will be present, as will Billy Roberson, returning this year as the Suwannee Cracker, telling his pioneer tales. Some park demonstrators will sell their wares so visitors can take home a keepsake of the event. Be sure to visit the Crafty Ladies at their tables near the toll booth. In addition to making and selling their own clever crafts, they will make whimmy diddles a toy favorite from pioneer times. The sound of music will be heard at the Felburn pavilion with Chuck Hardwicke, Whitey Markle and the Swamprooters, the James Brothers, Lee Kelly, Mary Young and a barbershop quartet. Visitors can expect to see and hear strolling musicians as they move about the park. Children will have a chance to play active games of the era in special areas. The parks concession stand will be open and other vendors will offer such treats as barbecue, ice cream, funnel cakes, kettle corn, fry bread and beverages. Photos in period dress will be available for visitors to purchase a fitting memento. Park admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. For more information, call 352465-8555. Special to the ChronicleThe Key Center Family Connection will host Cindy Drew, of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center at the Key Training Center, 5521 Buster Whitton Way, Lecanto. Drew will speak about Social Security Basics. Most parents or guardians of persons with developmental disabilities have to navigate through the Social Security jungle at some point. Drew will cover such topics as how age affects payments, what happens when they leave school and what will change if a disabled dependent gets a job. Persons with developmental disabilities most often want to work and can be wonderful employees, but there is a fear employment might affect benefits. Medicaid may be the only insurance he or she receives and may be tied to other services. Parents and guardians want to be sure the help and support developmentally disabled loved ones need to live as independently as possible will not be interrupted. All interested persons are welcome at the free session. For more information, call Stephanie Hopper at 352-344-0288. Cracker Days coming Annual Dunnellon event celebrates life of Florida pioneers Talk to focus on Social Security Free seminar to be offered by Key Center Family Connection Annual Underwater Egg Hunt on tap Parks & Rec invites kids to event at pool Special to the ChronicleYou dont have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification. The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Floridas consumers safer. This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations. The ServSafe Managers exam is given at the end of the training, which provides a National Certification that is good for five years. Certification is required in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and selected licenses of the Department of Health. The next class will be on Wednesday, March 6. It will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and run approximately seven hours, then participants will have a maximum of two hours to take the national certification exam. There is no test-only option. Participants should bring valid picture identification with them, and a sack lunch. Training is at the Citrus County Extension office at 3650 W Sovereign Path, Suite 1, Lecanto. The brochure/registration form can be downloaded from http://fycs. ifas.ufl.edu/foodsafety/. Register with a credit card by calling the tollfree hotline at 888-2328723. Pre-registration is required. Cost for the course and exam is $110. The purchase of the ServSafe Manager Manual for $55 is recommended and is available in English or Spanish. It is suggested that participants study the ServSafe Manager sixth edition textbook prior to the class. For more information, call Monica Payne at the University of Florida/ IFAS Citrus County Extension office in Lecanto at 352-527-5713. Extension offers food safety class Certification training March 6 Chamber promotes young leaders All interested young professionals are invited to meet with experienced business leaders at the Citrus County Chamber of Commerces Business Leaders of Tomorrow February membership drive event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Suncoast Plumbing & Electric. Business Leaders of Tomorrow will provide opportunities to young professionals ages 21 to 40 advancing in Citrus County to make connections to help business throughout 2013. Refreshments and drinks will be served at the meet-and-greet event. Suncoast Plumbing & Electric is at 6970 W. 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Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE Florida hospital executives warned they will be hit hard if the state does not expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health overhaul because hospitals will lose federal funding theyve been relying on to care for uninsured patients. Florida hospitals spent more than $2.8 billion caring for uninsured patients in 2011, hospital officials said Monday. The Affordable Care Act will end some major federal funding streams to hospitals that cover large numbers of uninsured patients because the law assumes those patients will have insurance through Medicaid expansion or through state online health exchanges. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Medicaid expansion is optional for states, leaving Florida hospitals concerned they will be on the hook for huge bills with less money to pay for them than in the past. If Florida doesnt expand Medicaid, were going to have the money taken out of one pocket, we just wont get it put back in the other, Tommy Inzina, chief administrative officer at BayCare Health System, said at a House meeting in Tallahassee on Monday. The majority of the new enrollees would be childless adults. The federal government would pick up 100 percent of the cost of adding previously ineligible individuals for the first three years and 90 percent afterward. Thats much more generous than the roughly 50 percent matching rate that federal health officials currently pay for Medicaid. State economists estimate about 80 percent of those eligible for coverage would apply, not the 100 percent that some lawmakers have warned. Floridas state health agency estimated it will cost the state $3 billion over the next decade to fund Medicaid expansion. Florida would receive about $26 billion from the feds to pay for Medicaid expansion in the next decade, hospital officials said. Thats just too much money on the table ... for Floridians to pass up, said Mark Robitaille, incoming president of the Florida Hospital Association. Even if Florida expanded Medicaid, hospital executives said the amount of money hospitals will spend to finance the expansion and state health exchanges will be more than they expect to get back from both programs. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Key Florida lawmakers are running out of patience with the states fraudplagued no-fault motor vehicle insurance system that has cost policyholders hundred millions of dollars. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, told The Associated Press he isnt persuaded that reforms to the personal injury protection coverage passed last year have yielded lower premiums for ratepayers. The system is known by its acronym PIP Frankly Im disappointed in the PIP insurance companies, Gaetz said. They promised savings. I want to know where the rate savings are. Industry analysts say its too early to tell what effect the new provisions, signed into law last May by Gov. Rick Scott, will have on cost savings. There is a heavy burden on them right now, said Gaetz, who doesnt believe a final decision on PIP will come in the upcoming session. I dont think the insurance companies have come through like they said they would come through. However, it is unlikely Scott or lawmakers will want to face disgruntled voters in 2014 without doing something on an issue that has eluded resolution for years. Florida motorists have been required to buy nofault PIP coverage since 1972 to make sure anyone injured in a crash gets money to treat their injuries without delay. A drivers insurance company is required to pay up to $10,000 for medical bills and lost wages no matter who is at fault. The new measure was largely designed to crack down on the rampant fraud that has haunted PIP in recent years, most notably in the Tampa and Miami areas. Those areas have been hotbeds for staged accidents and fraudulent claims, not to mention some eager health care providers and lawyers anxious to cash in, as well. Robert Delesky, 75PINE RIDGE Robert Adam Delesky, 75, of Pine Ridge, died Feb. 18, 2013. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Fero Funeral Home. Funeral Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Fero Funeral Home. Marcella Miller, 90INVERNESS Marcella M. Miller 90, Inverness, died Feb. 18, 2013, in Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Anna, Ill., to the late William and Ethel Bush and came to this area three years ago from Kansas City, Mo. She retired from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, enjoyed playing the piano, working crossword puzzles, and traveling. Mrs. Miller was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Marcella is survived by her husband of 29 years, Charles Miller; two stepdaughters, Christine Giness and her husband, Robert of Roswell, Ga., Terest Haff of Lawrence, Kansas; and one stepson, Kenneth Miller of Mesa, Ariz. She lost a son, David Alan Archuleta, in 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Interment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Robert Murphy, 68OCALA Robert J. Murphy, 68, of Ocala, died Feb. 8, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Thomas Johns, 50 HERNANDO Thomas R. Johns, 50, of Hernando, died Feb. 12, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Frank McCray Jr., 69OCALA Frank McCray Jr., 69 of Ocala, died Feb. 16, 2013, while under the care of his loving family. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at North Oak Baptist Church, 9324 N. Elkcam Blvd. Citrus Springs, with Pastor Stan Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends at the church starting at 9 a.m. Fero Funeral Home.A8 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000DTKL 000DZVD 352 270-8836 CRACKED PATIO CEILING? M o l d F r e e E a s y C l e a n N e v e r N e e d s P a i n t Mold Free Easy Clean Never Needs Paint Always FREE Estimates C A L L N O W F O R T H E S O L U T I O N C A L L N O W F O R T H E S O L U T I O N CALL NOW FOR THE SOLUTION! 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Email obits@chronicle online. com or phone 352-563-5660 for details and pricing options. 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/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Small photos of the deceaseds face can be included for an additional charge. DEADLINE Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Marcella Miller DEATHSContinued from Page A6 Sniffs up to snuff Court says police dont have to prove dog training Associated PressWASHINGTON Police dont have to extensively document the work of drug-sniffing dogs in the field to be able to use the results of their work in court, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Instead, Justice Elena Kagan wrote for a unanimous court, courts should apply the same tests to dog sniffs they do when they look at other issues of whether police have probable cause to take an action. The question similar to every inquiry into probable cause is whether all the facts surrounding a dogs alert, viewed through the lens of common sense, would make a reasonably prudent person think that a search would reveal contraband or evidence of a crime, Kagan said. A sniff is up to snuff when it meets that test. The courts ruling overturns a decision by the Florida Supreme Court in the case of Aldo, a drugsniffing police dog used by the Liberty County sheriff. Aldo was trained to detect methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and ecstasy, and alerted his officer to the scent of drugs on a truck during a 2006 traffic stop. Instead of those drugs, a search of Clayton Harris truck resulted in 200 loose pseudoephedrine pills, 8,000 matches, a bottle of hydrochloric acid, two containers of antifreeze and a coffee filter full of iodine crystals all ingredients for making methamphetamine. Harris was arrested and charged with possessing pseudoephedrine for use in manufacturing methamphetamine. Two months later, Harris was stopped again. Aldo again alerted his officer to the presence of drugs, but none were found. Harris asked the courts to throw out evidence showing drugs were found in his truck, saying Aldos alert did not give police probable cause for a search. The Florida justices agreed, saying the police officer lacked probable cause to search, arguing the officials contention that a drug dog has been trained and certified to detect narcotics was not enough to establish the dogs reliability in court. Instead, the Florida court said, police needed to present training and certification records, field performance records, explanation of those records, and evidence concerning the dog handlers experience and training. Kagan said that went too far. A finding of a drug-detection dogs reliability cannot depend on the states satisfaction of multiple, independent evidentiary requirements, she said. No more for dogs than for human informants is such an inflexible checklist the way to prove reliability, and thus establish probable cause. Instead of depending on police performance logs Errors may abound in such records, Kagan noted standard training and certification records from the dogs training are much more reliable, she said. The better measure of a dogs reliability thus comes away from the field, in controlled testing environments, she said. For that reason, evidence of a dogs satisfactory performance in a certification or training program can itself provide sufficient reason to trust his alert. Fla. hospitals push for Medicaid expansion Gaetz wants explanations from insurers on PIP Safe at training Houston Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez (14) laughs Tuesday as he finishes his landing during a sliding drill with first-base coach Dave Clark (35) during spring training workouts at the Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee. KAREN WARREN /Houston Chronicle


Outlook takes aim at Googles Gmail SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft is so confident it has the Internets best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S. The barrage began Tuesday when Microsofts twist on email, Outlook.com, escalated an assault on rival services from Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., AOL Inc. and a long list of Internet service providers. As part of the process, all users of Microsofts Hotmail and other email services operating under different domains such as MSN.com will be automatically converted to Outlook.com by the summer, if they dont voluntarily switch before then. All the old messages, contacts and settings in the old inboxes will be exported to Outlook.com. Users will also be able to keep their old addresses. Dell earnings fall 31 percent Q4ROUND ROCK, Texas Dell Inc. on Tuesday posted another quarter of declining sales and profits, the type of results that have disenchanted shareholders and prompted a buyout agreement. Two weeks ago, Dells founder and CEO Michael Dell and a group of investors agreed to buy the company for $24.4 billion with a plan to turn it around. If the deal goes through, it will take the PC maker off the stock market after 25 years. Dells slump stems from weakening demand for PCs as more technology spending shifts toward smartphones and tablet computers. Insurer stocks slip over Medicare cutsHealth insurance stocks wobbled Tuesday after data released by the federal government pointed to possible steep Medicare Advantage payment cuts in 2014, which could lead to reduced coverage or fewer options for people buying the plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday after markets closed that it expects costs per person for Medicare Advantage plans to fall more than 2 percent in 2014, a bigger drop than many analysts who cover the industry anticipated. The government uses this figure as a benchmark to determine payments for these privately run versions of the governments Medicare program that covers the elderly and disabled people, and analysts worry that this might lead to big payment cuts. US homebuilder confidence dips LOS ANGELES Confidence among U.S. homebuilders slipped this month from the 6 year high it reached in January, with many builders reporting less traffic by prospective customers before the critical spring home-buying season. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday dipped to 46 from 47 in January. It was the first monthly decline in the index since April. Readings below 50 suggest negative sentiment about the housing market. The last time the index was at 50 or higher was in April 2006, when it was 51. It began trending higher in October 2011, when it was 17. The latest index, based on responses from 402 builders, comes as the U.S. housing market is strengthening after stagnating for roughly five years after the housing boom collapsed. Calif. consumers may see rebateSACRAMENTO, Calif. California electricity consumers could see $1.6 billion in refunds from the states energy crisis more than a dozen years ago if an administrative law judges recommendation holds up under review. The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday praised the judges interim ruling as a victory for a state that saw energy prices spike to unprecedented heights amid rolling blackouts in the summer of 2000. The judge sided with the state in finding that more than a dozen electricity wholesalers artificially manipulated the energy market to drive up prices. The commission calculated the potential rebates from the formula adopted by the judge in a decision issued Friday. The recommendation now goes before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Bonneville Power Administration spokesman Michael Hansen says the utility is disappointed with the recommendation. Hackers take over Jeeps TwitterDETROIT Someone hacked their way into Jeeps Twitter account on Tuesday, posting fake tweets about the brand being sold to Cadillac and that it was suspending factory production. The move was similar to an incident involving the Burger King restaurant chain on Monday. A spokesman for Chrysler Group LLC, which owns Jeep, said he had no idea if the two cases were linked, although he said the visuals looked similar. Messages left with Twitter spokeswomen were not immediately returned. Hackers took control of the account around 1:30 p.m. EST, posting that the Jeep brand had been sold to General Motors Cadillac because employees had been caught doing this. Accompanying the tweet was a photo of a man holding a bottle of pills. Later, the hackers tweeted that Jeep production had been halted. The false tweets took place for a little under an hour before Chryslers social media agency was able to regain control of the account with help from Twitter, Chrysler spokesman Ed Garsten said. The false messages were deleted from the account around 3 p.m. Ford to make small engines in Ohio DETROIT Ford is moving production of a popular small engine from Spain to Cleveland as sales of fourcylinder motors rise. Later this week, Ford will announce a $200 million investment at its factory in Brook Park, Ohio, so it can make the four-cylinder, 2-Liter EcoBoost engine, according to a person briefed on the matter. The move will add about 450 jobs at the factory that now employs about 1,300 hourly and salaried workers. The factory now makes two larger six-cylinder engines. 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Lowes Cos LOW24.760 39.98 39.41+.27 +0.7 sss+11.0+45.0230.64 McDonalds Corp MCD83.316 101.04 93.85-.05 -0.1 tss+6.4-1.9183.08 Microsoft Corp MSFT26.263 32.95 28.05+.26 +1.0 sss+5.0-4.7150.92 Motorola Solutions MSI44.490 61.83 62.03+.60 +1.0 sss+11.4+29.4211.04 NextEra Energy NEE59.100 72.92 72.90+.40 +0.6 sss+5.4+24.9162.64f Penney JC Co Inc JCP15.692 42.85 19.61-.19 -1.0 tst-0.5-52.7dd... Piedmont Office RT PDM14.620 19.71 19.62+.12 +0.6 sss+8.7+13.5360.80 Regions Fncl RF5.460 8.00 7.96+.11 +1.4 sss+11.6+36.5110.04 Sears Holdings Corp SHLD38.403 85.90 48.54+1.21 +2.6 sss+17.4-3.3dd... Smucker, JM SJM71.819 94.99 91.75-.65 -0.7 tss+6.4+20.8192.08 Sprint Nextel Corp S2.200 6.04 5.90-.01 -0.2 tss+4.1+161.5dd... Texas Instru TXN26.060 34.29 33.94+.36 +1.1 sss+9.9+2.8220.84 Time Warner TWX33.620 53.89 53.79+.27 +0.5 sss+12.5+45.6171.60f UniFirst Corp UNF55.860 88.35 85.20+1.02 +1.2 sss+16.2+37.7170.15 Verizon Comm VZ36.807 48.77 44.50+.10 +0.2 sss+2.8+22.7cc2.06 Vodafone Group VOD24.951 30.07 25.33-.62 -2.4 tts+0.6+0.51.53e WalMart Strs WMT57.186 77.60 68.76-.54 -0.8 tts+0.8+14.8141.59 Walgreen Co WAG28.530 42.00 41.70+.55 +1.3 sss+12.7+24.8191.10 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 advertising companys strategic review couldnt come up with anyone interested in buying part or all of the company. Analysts said that the office supply chain would benefit if a rumored combination of OfficeMax and Office Depot went through. Government data that points to steeper-than-expected rate cuts for Medicare Advantage plans in 2014 weighed on the health insurer. The Bubble Wrap maker posted a narrower loss in the fourth quarter and predicted better results this year. Several media reports said the office supply chain was in talks to combine with rival OfficeMax. The Standard & Poors 500 index closed Tuesday at its highest level since 2007. Optimism rose amid reports that Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger. The Dow Jones industrial average rose to within 1 percent of its record high, set in 2007. 3 4 5 $6 NF DJ Office Depot ODP Close: $5.02 0.43 or 9.4% $1.51$6.10 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 82.8m (12.9x avg.) $1.43 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 16 18 20 $22 NF DJ Sealed Air SEE Close: $21.15 1.75 or 9.0% $11.51$23.27 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 18.2m (6.5x avg.) $4.11 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... 2.5% 60 70 80 $90 NF DJ Humana HUM Close: $73.01 -4.98 or -6.4% $59.92$93.36 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 14.8m (7.4x avg.) $11.55 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 9.8 1.4% 10 12 14 $16 NF DJ Staples SPLS Close: $14.65 1.70 or 13.1% $10.57$16.93 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 68.0m (5.8x avg.) $9.87 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 1465.0 3.0% 6 8 10 $12 NF DJ Digital Generation DGIT Close: $6.45 -2.53 or -28.2% $6.43$13.20 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 4.6m (7.7x avg.) $178.46 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.03 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.090.10-0.01.08 6-month T-bill.130.12+0.01.11 52-wk T-bill.150.15....15 2-year T-note.270.27....29 5-year T-note.890.86+0.03.86 10-year T-note2.032.00+0.032.00 30-year T-bond3.213.18+0.033.15 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx2.922.81+0.112.67 Bond Buyer Muni Idx4.054.04+0.014.57 Barclays USAggregate1.921.92...2.13 Barclays US High Yield5.895.91-0.027.36 Moodys AAACorp Idx3.913.90+0.013.87 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.161.14+0.021.08 Barclays US Corp2.822.81+0.013.42 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of natural gas jumped 3.8 percent on expectations that colder weather may mean more demand for heating. That is its biggest jump in more than five weeks. Crude oil rose. 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Interest rates 000E2BX Crystal River 305 S.E. US 19 352-795-7223 Associated PressNEW YORK Talk of more deal-making sent the stock market higher Tuesday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average within close reach of its all-time high. Reports that retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger came after big corporate deals for Heinz and Dell were announced in recent weeks. Some investors are betting that more deals could be on the way as buyers pay premium prices for publicly traded companies. The Dow rose 53.91 points to close at 14,035.67. All it would take now is one good day to push the average above 14,164, the record high reached in October 2007. It seems that investors are more comfortable with taking risk right now, said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago. Thats despite the $1.2 trillion in automatic federal spending cuts that are scheduled to start March 1 unless Congress and the White House find a way to avoid them. Congress returns from vacation next week. Previous budget battles in Washington have rattled financial markets. But this time out, many investors seem unfazed by the prospect that Congress wont stop the sequester from kicking in. One reason is that the cuts are spread across the board for a decade, instead of all at once. I think investors are actually comforted by it, Ablin said. Its not ideal. But if Congress cant do it when left to their own devices, this is the next best thing. In other trading Tuesday, the Standard & Poors 500 index rose 11.15 points to 1,530.94. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index gained 21.56 points to 3,213.59. Google crossed $800 for the first time. The gains were widely shared, if slight. Nine of the 10 industry groups tracked by the Standard & Poors 500 index inched higher, led by energy companies. More than two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Markets were also higher in Europe following news that the German economy is picking up steam. Indexes rose more than 1 percent in Germany and France. Stocks of office supplies stores jumped following a report in The Wall Street Journal that OfficeMax and Office Depot were considering a deal to merge. The paper said an announcement could come as early as this week. Corporate deal talk gives boost to stocks Business BRIEFS From wire reports


O PINION Page A10 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 Adams right to question spending After reading about (the Feb. 12) BOCC meeting in the Citrus County Chronicle I felt compelled to write. I am not an eloquent person, nor politically charged. I am an average Citrus County citizen who doesnt understand why this BOCC allowed our budget to get into this predicament. I am certainly glad Scott Adams is on the board. He has every right to ask about those two Tauruses, and not allowing Brad Thorpe to cover up that an order was in the works to begin with. I dont agree with Joe Meek that it doesnt matter now that the order was cancelled I want to know why Brad Thorpe thought this purchase was necessary enough to start the ball rolling in the first place. I dont understand that someone in his position didnt come up with an alternative plan at much less expense. For example, all support staff can use their own vehicles and be reimbursed for mileage and gas. I, like Scott Adams, have lost confidence in our county administrator, and I am quickly losing confidence in our incumbent commissioners. Our county government has known for months that there were big issues brewing with Duke/Progress Energy. Why did someone think it was a good idea to purchase more vehicles? Anyone who does not have their finger on the pulse of the budget issues in our county including the undeniable fact we could all see the possibility of our Duke/ Progress Energy issue coming from a long time ago does not belong in a top county government position. Scott Adams actions may be unorthodox to our current commissioners. But if unorthodox is what is going to get attention drawn to where attention needs to be drawn, then Im all for it. I also know that looking for frivolous spending is just part of the solution. We do need more business attracted to our area. But we cannot choose to do one without the other. Thats the only way we are going to get out of this mess we have to do both, and it seems our incumbent commissioners only want to focus on gaining more business. More business is not a bad thing but we also have to cut the outof-control spending so we can survive until the new business is realized. Those two Tauruses amount to a drop in the bucket of our problems. But too many drops turn into a puddle, and it keeps growing until you are up a creek, like us. Ganging up on Scott Adams because he is asking questions and doesnt have all the answers on budget cutting isnt getting us anywhere. Why is it that he seems to be the only commissioner who is actually trying to cut the budget? This budget issue has been known for months maybe years. I feel the rest of the board should also be looking for budget cuts, asking questions, and calling out those in the county government who are not practicing sound business judgment, especially during a crisis. We dont need those kinds of people making our countys business decisions. We can no longer afford those kinds of people making our countys business decisions. Holly R. Elpers Crystal River U ntil 1996 Florida had a Department of Commerce managing economic development. Starting in it began to be privatized, under former Gov. Lawton Chiles, into a publicprivate partnership called Enterprise Florida. According to a 1992 prole of Enterprise Florida in Florida Trend, the organization would enable select corporations to be part of a new power elite in Florida business that would enjoy warm relations with the Chiles administration. The Florida Trend article describes how the Chiles administration solicited confidential donations of as much as $150,000 from 10 select corporate donors for Enterprise Florida and how the entity was designed to dilute the influence of Tallahassees traditional business lobbyists especially those who are hostile to the governor. From the start of Enterprise Florida there have been concerns about its built-in conflicts of interest, exemptions from Floridas sunshine laws and the public benefit of outsourcing the states economic development policy. Under Gov. Rick Scott, the states economic development operations have been moving back into government with the reestablishment of a Secretary of Commerce, who also serves as head of Enterprise Florida, and a new Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Enterprise Florida remains in existence through a monopoly, no-bid contract with DEO. This year, Enterprise Florida is seeking an increase from $111 million to $278 million for economic development subsidies to give to a handful of companies who promise to keep or add Florida jobs. But shouldnt every Florida business matter? Should Florida lawmakers allow Enterprise Florida to continue to give away our money as subsidies to a handful of corporations that may not hire any of the 749,000 jobless Floridians? In a stunning admission from Enterprise Floridas chief operating officer in front of a legislative committee in Tallahassee, the organization is unable to assure that the money it receives from Florida taxpayers is being used to hire Floridians. Integrity Florida partnered with Americans for Prosperity on a research report titled Enterprise Florida: Economic Development or Corporate Welfare? We documented Enterprise Floridas apparent conflicts of interest, the appearance of a pay-to-play scheme for winning favorable treatment and its repeated practice of picking winners and losers in the marketplace through target industries, potential favoritism, and selective incentive deals. Floridians have entrusted Enterprise Florida with significant public resources to deliver high-quality job creation results, yet the organization has failed to accomplish its goals. Our report found that Enterprise Florida has failed to deliver half of its original job creation goal and is not meeting its legislative requirement of fifty percent funding from the private sector. Presently, more than 85 percent of Enterprise Florida funding comes from taxpayers. Despite writing defensive rebuttals, Enterprise Florida has yet to point to any inaccuracies in our research, including a second report we published in April 2012. We would like to see Enterprise Florida answer the questions raised in our reports. The taxpayers of Florida deserve better than the secrecy and lack of accountability exhibited by Enterprise Florida. Dan Krassner is executive director of Integrity Florida, a nonpartisan research institute and government watchdog whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public corruption. Dont go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain, 1835-1910 Enterprise Florida needs review 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 HARNESS STRENGTHS Citrus County has untapped resources T he reality of the closing of the nuclear plant at the Crystal River energy site is beginning to set in. The loss of jobs and local tax dollars is very real, but the community has no choice but to suck it up and go on. County Commission Chairman Joe Meek said it well last week in a guest column in the Chronicles Sunday Commentary section. Citrus County has a lot of strengths and we are going to have to depend on them to move forward. Progress Energy President Alex Glenn visited with the Chronicle editorial board last week and said it would take a number of years to wind down the activities at the troubled nuclear facility. He noted that Progress still has four coal plants operating at the Crystal River energy site and that the two proposed nuclear plants for south Levy County are still on the company drawing board. Progress is still an important player in our community. As Meek noted, Citrus County has strengths. This is a beautiful place that is just beginning to develop its tourism personality. We have great public and private schools, a college in Lecanto and lots of hard working people. The community is safe; traffic is not a problem and our health care system offers consumers many options. The quality of life in Citrus County is high, but we have not done a great job of letting others know that. While energy has been the backbone of our local economy and the power company paid 26 percent of local taxes, things are going to slowly change. As Meek noted, we shouldnt get depressed about it, we should accept it as the next step in defining who we are. There are some important things we should be accomplishing that would make us a more attractive community from an economic development standpoint. We need to again push the state to complete the next extension of the Suncoast Parkway project. Good interstate transportation is critical to growing jobs. Developing a tourism strategic plan that focuses on our eco-tourism strengths will make us more attractive to this growing segment of visitors. Offering stronger support to our economic development council. While our EDC is much improved, its budget is still one of the smallest in Florida. Make sure our education system is in alignment with the needs of business and that it is flexible enough to change when new job opportunities become available. Make sure we are listening to existing businesses and industries that want to expand in our area. What are their needs and how can we become partners as opposed to adversaries? Dig deep on the proposed medical corridor in Lecanto. This cooperative project could greatly improve health care options in the region, and grow the right kind of job opportunities at the same time. Move forward on the improvement plans in both Inverness and Crystal River. As we should know, when business and industry come to a town they want to see an active center of commerce and night life. There is a lot of work to be done going forward. As Chairman Meek noted, our county has the ingredients for success. We just need the leadership and passion to move us ahead. THE ISSUE: Transcend our economic troubles.OUR OPINION: A time for leadership. 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 LETTER to the Editor 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. Where to put signsTo the person whose garage sale (signs) were stolen: If you put your garage sale signs on City of Inverness property, theyll come around and pull them up, even on the weekend. I found this out the hard way. So find out where the county property is and put the signs there and then at the end of the day, make sure you pull them up when your sale is over.Pull signs on Mondays Reference Feb. 13s Sound Off, Stolen signs. To the person who phoned this in: If you put a sign within the city rights-of-way, the city will take it down and keep it. Its happened to me many times. Why not pull the signs on Monday and give the people the opportunity to have a sale? Call me about signs I would like the party that put the (Stolen signs) Sound Off in for today, Feb. 13, and have them give me a call at 7464793 and maybe we can do something for her on her signs.Warning cameThis is to the person whos complaining about people stealing their signs. Just so you are aware, the paper had it in, the Chronicle had in the paper twice they had an illegal sign sweep. That means businesses, garage sale signs, everything, because us people are sick of seeing the signs put up. So they had an illegal sign sweep. They warned you in the paper to read this and take your signs down because most people dont want to see them, including me. C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Dan Krassner FLORIDA VOICES Hot Corner: STOLEN SIGNS


Visit librariesI would like to give a suggestion to the person looking for books that are 25 cents or less, who is an avid reader who reads two books per week, that they might get a library card. In my opinion, the library system in Citrus County is wonderful and there is no limit to how many books you may check out per week. And if you want to order any book, they will call you when they have it in. If they are not able to obtain a library card, which may be the case at this time, the library also has a paperback book exchange, which is done on the honor system. It is not regulated. And I might also suggest that when they are through with their books, that they return them to the library or Friends of the Library or to the gracious person who called in and offered them to shop in their garage for free for books, or at the Hospice or any other charity. Bad attitudes I live on Turner Camp Road. A vehicle pulling a small boat on one of these little trailers with the small tires, blew the tire, and the tire all tore apart, laying out here in about four pieces. Very obviously the trailer couldnt go very far. But do you think anybody would pick up that debris behind them? No. What an attitude people have got.Handicapped spots Id like to respond to the Handicapped explanation Sound Off on Sunday (Feb. 10). First, why is the wheelchair sign on just a few handicapped signs? If it were for all handicapped people to use, then why (is) there not a wheelchair on every sign? These wheelchair signs are made bigger. They make bigger spots so wheelchairs can load and unload safely without damaging nearby cars. With so many handicapped spaces, its sad people with back and heart problems have to use these spaces made for wheelchair patients. I watch people park in and out of these spaces and walk all around Walmart and other stores. It seems to be no problem walking then. Be thankful you have two legs to walk on, and let people that cant use these spots.Thanks for returnI was shopping at Bealls Outlet in Homosassa on Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, in the late afternoon and I lost my watch and I would just like to thank the person who turned it in. Her name is Marlene and I just wanted to tell the person I am very grateful and thank you very much.Its all bad for you Thank goodness Progress Energy shut down their dangerous nuclear power plant. But now whats to be done with the nuclear waste? Do you know some companies are trying to recycle it into manufactured goods? Can you imagine buying household goods that have nuclear waste? I mean you cant get rid of that radioactivity. And now theyre talking about getting a plant here in Citrus County to use natural gas. You know how theyre getting that now? By fracking. By drilling in the earth through all kinds of poisons, starting earthquakes, poisoning peoples water. Just ask people in Pennsylvania what they think of fracking and all this great natural gas. Thats not a good answer, either. That hurts the environment a lot, too. Be part of the solution Commentary on the article printed Jan. 26, 2013, What water shortage? I read, with hopeful interest, the indignation felt by Mr. John Chambers over the handling of our water affairs by Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). I do agree that many of the policies/programs instituted by SWFWMD seem to fly in the face of logic. Mr. Chambers made many valid points; however, he finished his comments by stating until SWFWMD can justify its policies, he will continue to use water as I see necessary. It appears that a change of attitudes needs to take place on both sides of the fence. Regardless of the wasteful policies of SWFWMD, we, as individuals/households, must change our attitudes and practices concerning our own personal water usage. The majority of private water usage continues to be wasted on our lawns and landscaping. Much of our neighbors lawns, foliage and landscaping in Florida consists of non-native/ water-guzzling plants. Unfortunately, we have wasted thousands of dollars on these nonviable so-called lawn paradises. The worst reason to continue an established practice is to believe, Well, weve always done it this way. Changing our personal/household habits is a better first step forward to preserve our dwindling water resources. Sooner rather than later, there will be no fresh water left at the current rates of consumption. And then, our lawns may be green and our cars may be clean, but access to clean and potable water will only come from a plastic bottle. Our water will become so precious, it will cost us more than we can afford. Were all in this together and we can change together for the better. Dont be a part of the problem. Our household has discontinued all lawn and plant irrigation for almost two years now. Most of the plants seem to be adapting just fine with only Mother Natures help, even in these times of diminished natural rainfall. Those that have not survived will be replaced with hearty native Florida foliage. Its a start! We have also, eliminated the harmful lawn fertilization services that contribute to the nitrate pollution leaking into our surface rivers and groundwater sources. I, personally, sleep better at night. So, wake up citizens. It does start with us. Please, be part of the solution. Jeffrey Selvaggio Dunnellon O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 A11 000E3K1 Prices Good Wednesday Feb. 20 through Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 *Floor Prep & Trims at Additional Cost. Min. labor charges may apply. All Prior Sales Excluded. See store for details. **While Supplies Last. V isit us at www.cashcarpetandtile.com 776 N. 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Associated PressLYME, N.H. When a bad year for feeding followed a good one for breeding, New Hampshires only licensed bear rehabilitator ended up with 27 orphaned cubs instead of the usual three or four. Ben Kilham isnt losing any sleep over it, but the bears sure are. Theyve managed to keep themselves awake, he said. Theres always somebody who stirs up somebody else, and pretty soon, everybodys up. Kilham keeps the cubs in an 8acre enclosed forest behind his house until spring, when he works with the state Fish and Game Department to release them in remote locations. Normally, the bears sleep all winter, but not this bunch. For a while, Kilham tried withholding food in hopes that the bears would sleep, but that didnt work. They just roto-tilled the pen, he said. It was obvious that they were seeking food, so we just gave up and started going back once a day feeding them. Staying awake all winter wont hurt the bears any, he said, and if anything, they are better off having spent the winter in a large group. With just a few cubs, it was common for one to pace back and forth near the fence, Kilham said. But none of the current cubs are showing that kind of anxiety. Theyre just one big happy family, they roam around, play with each other, he said. They are very, very happy as a big social unit. The increase in orphaned cubs can be traced to a two-year swing in the bears food supply. Younger female bears often dont give birth during leaner years, but with an abundance of beechnuts, berries and other food in 2011, there was a baby boom. In 2012, however, dry conditions meant food was scarce, and bears were forced to venture into backyards for food. Sows that foraged for food in chicken coops and beehives ended up getting shot by property owners, leaving the cubs behind. Thats how 16 of the 27 cubs ended up with Kilham. Block fire Associated Press In this image taken from video Tuesday from KCTV, firefighters battle a massive fire at Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Crash into gas main sparks fireKANSAS CITY, Mo. A car crashed into a gas main Tuesday evening in an upscale Kansas City shopping district, sparking a massive blaze that engulfed an entire block and caused multiple injuries, police said. Police spokeswoman Rhonda Flores said it appeared that a car crashed into a gas main near a restaurant at 6:03 p.m. Flores said the car crash appeared to have been accidental. The shopping area was established in 1922 by J.C. Nichols. Based on the architecture of Seville, Spain, it includes retail, restaurants, apartments and offices.Shooting spree leaves 4 dead TUSTIN, Calif. A violent rampage that left four dead in suburban Orange County began in the predawn hours Tuesday when a 20-year-old killed a woman in his home and sped away in his parents car, authorities said. An hour later, it was over but not before Ali Syed had killed two more people during carjackings, shot up vehicles on a busy freeway interchange and left three others injured in a trail of carnage that stretched across 25 miles. One driver was forced from his BMW at a stop sign, marched to a curb and shot in the back of the head as other commuters watched in horror. Syed later killed himself. He lived with his parents at the Ladera Ranch residence where the first victim, an unidentified woman in her 20s, was slain, Tustin police Chief Scott Jordan said. He was unemployed, taking one class at a local community college, Jordan said. Family seeks answers in death HAGERSTOWN, Md. A lawyer for the family of a man with Down syndrome who died while being escorted from a movie theater says the grieving family is seeking answers after the death, which was ruled a homicide. Twenty-six-year-old Robert Ethan Saylor died Jan. 12 after security guards tried to remove him from a Maryland theater where he had finished watching a movie and was refusing to leave. Joseph Espo, an attorney representing the family, said Tuesday the family is still in shock. The sheriffs office previously said Saylor resisted arrest and was handcuffed as he was led out. Saylor then began having what officials described as a medical emergency. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Officials said Friday the state medical examiners office had ruled the death a homicide. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE $50M diamonds stolen in Belgium BRUSSELS When the armored car set off for the Brussels airport carrying $50 million worth of precious stones from Antwerps diamond district, eight gunmen knew all about it. About 20 minutes before the flights scheduled 8:05 p.m. departure, the robbers hid in a construction site outside the airport fence. Then they apparently cut through the fence and, in two black cars with blue police lights flashing, drove onto the tarmac, speeding straight to where the armored car had just finished transferring the diamonds to the plane. Dressed in dark police clothing and hoods, the thieves whipped out machine guns and stopped the pilots and the transport security crew in their tracks. Embarrassed airport officials were left to explain how thieves could so smoothly get in, stage a robbery and make a clean getaway. Diamond industry officials who pride themselves on the security of their trade were equally mortified. Ireland sorry for nun-run laundriesDUBLIN Irelands premier has issued a state apology to the thousands of Irish women who spent years working without pay in prison-style laundries run by Catholic nuns. Former residents of the now-defunct Magdalene Laundries have campaigned for the past decade to get the government to apologize and pay compensation to an estimated 1,000 survivors of the workhouses. Two weeks ago, the Irish government published an investigation into the states role in overseeing the laundries. It found more than 10,000 women worked in 10 laundries from 1922 to 1996, when the last Dublin facility closed down. 8 arrested in slaying in Russia MOSCOW Zooming around in a Rolls Royce and boasting of ties to Chechnyas strongman ruler, Mikhail Pakhomov didnt live the life of the average provincial Russian lawmaker. He didnt die the death of one, either. Pakhomov, 37, a councilman from the industrial city of Lipetsk, 215 miles south of Moscow, was found beaten to a pulp at the bottom of a barrel of cement Monday after what investigators say was a business deal gone wrong and a kidnapping that went even worse. Evgeny Kharitonov, a former senior official in the Moscow regional government, was arrested at a Moscow airport Monday and charged with organizing Pakhomovs kidnapping over an $80 million debt. Four other men are charged with the murderkidnapping, and another three with a related theft. World BRIEFS From wire reports Automatic spending cuts loom soon Associated PressWASHINGTON Ten days before a new deadline for broad, automatic government spending cuts, the sense of urgency that surrounded other recent fiscal crises is absent. Government agencies are preparing to absorb an $85 billion hit to their budgets, and politicians, at least for now, seem willing to accept the consequences. President Barack Obama, back from a Florida golfing weekend, warned Tuesday that people will lose their jobs if Congress doesnt act. But lawmakers werent in session to hear his appeal, and they arent coming back to work until next week. Still dividing the two sides are sharp differences over whether tax increases, which Obama wants and Republicans oppose, should be part of a budget deal. Obama cautioned that if the immediate spending cuts known as sequestration occur, the full range of government will feel the effects. Among those he listed: furloughed FBI agents, reductions in spending for communities to pay police, firefighters and teachers, and decreased ability to respond to threats around the world. So far at least, the ideas that the Republicans have proposed ask nothing of the wealthiest Americans or the biggest corporations, Obama said at a White House event against a backdrop of firefighters and other emergency personnel. UN: Drones killed more Afghan civilians in 2012 Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan The number of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply last year compared with 2011, the United Nations said Tuesday. The increase was a sign that unmanned aircraft are taking a greater role as Americans try to streamline the fight against insurgents while preparing to withdraw combat forces in less than two years. Drones have become a major source of contention between the U.S. and countries like Pakistan, where covert strikes on militant leaders have drawn condemnation and allegations of sovereignty infringements as family members and other bystanders are killed. They have not been a prominent issue in Afghanistan, however. While drone attacks have occurred, they have largely been in support of ground troops during operations and have not been singled out by President Hamid Karzais administration in its campaign against international airstrikes. The steep rise in the number of weapons fired from unmanned aerial aircraft the formal term for drones raises the possibility that may change as U.S. forces become more dependent on such attacks to fight al-Qaida and other insurgents as combat missions are due to end by the end of 2014. The U.N. mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said 506 weapons were released by drones in 2012, compared with 294 the previous year. Five incidents resulted in casualties with 16 civilians killed and three wounded, up from just one incident in 2011. Associated Press A U.S. Predator drone flies over the moon Jan. 31, 2010, above Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan. The number of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan jumped 72 percent in 2012, killing at least 16 civilians in a sharp increase from the previous year, the U.N. said Tuesday. No snooze for youths Associated Press Black bears are seen inside an 8-acre forested enclosure, Oct. 28, 2012, in Lyme, N.H. Ben Kilham is the states only licensed bear rehabilitator. Typically he cares for three to five black bear cubs each winter. But when a bad year for feeding followed a good one for breeding, he ended up with 27 orphaned bears to to take care of for the winter. Lively orphaned bears keep NH rehabilitator hopping SOURCE: ESRIAP BEL. NETH. London Paris LUX. FRANCE U.K. 0 0 200 km 200 mi Antwerp Brussels Diamond heist English Channel Mikhail Pakhomov Russian lawmaker. Associated Press U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, right, and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, discuss the federal deficit and looming budget cuts Tuesday in Boise, Idaho. Fiscal countdown Ali Syed killed three, then himself. Ben Kilham is seen with a bear cub May 12, 2012, inside his enclosure.


Golf/ B2, B3 Tennis, Olympics/ B3 Scoreboard/B4 Sports briefs/ B4 TV, lottery/ B4 Basketball/ B5 Hockey/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 FSU, UF, Miami mens basketball all in action Tuesday night./ B5 S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Legends track meet a sprinting success J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentAmong the snapping cold wind that pulled at finish-line tents and warm up suits alike, several groups of people men and women young and old, from as many as seven different high schools; graduates as recent as last year and as far back as 1977 met on the Lecanto track to relive the glory days of their youth or, for some fresh-eyed newcomers, to see what the future might hold for them if they were to participate in a special little sport called track and field. Nostalgia was very much on hand Saturday for the inaugural Nature Coast Legends of the Spring track and field meet, but the air was also alive with the pure joy of athletic competition and the desire to test ones limits and push oneself past private finish lines. The event was broken into three different mini-meets. The Future Legends meet started in the early morning for grades 7-12, followed by the Legends All-Comers meet consisting of pre-K to sixthgrade students. The Masters and Open meet started at 1 p.m. and was broken into three divisions: Elite (Class of 2012 graduates to age 33), Primetime (ages 34-48) and Classic (ages 49 and up). Athletes from across the Nature Coast were encouraged to participate in the meet, and the event even drew a few from outside the region. A total of eight high schools were represented on the day: Lecanto, Crystal Inaugural event gets off to a stunning start as young and old participate Tampa Bay closer has record year for team Associated PressPORT CHARLOTTE Fernando Rodney chuckles and shrugs his shoulders at the suggestion that regardless of the way he pitches the rest of his career, he may never replicate the success he enjoyed last season. The Tampa Bay closer set a major league record for ERA by a relief pitcher in 2012, when he rebounded from a disappointing pair of seasons with the Los Angeles Angels to convert 48 of 50 save opportunities and finish with a 0.60 ERA in his first year with the Rays. Besides ranking second in the majors in saves behind Jim Johnsons 51 for Baltimore, the 35-yearold was a first-time AllStar, topped the big leagues in save percentage and set career highs for appearances and strikeouts. Rodney knows even if he continues to pitch well in 2013, he may not come close to matching those numbers again. Its going to be like Pujols hit .285 and 30 homers. They say its a bad year for him, Rodney said Tuesday. Youre going to see that same Fernando Rodney physically and mentally. Im going to try, he added. If something similar happens to what happened last year, thats great. Im going to work hard and do my best, and well see what happens. ... But Im not going to Rays Rodney looking to build on resume from 2012 Associated Press Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney saved 48 games and posted an ERA of 0.60 in his first season with the St. Petersburgbased team. Youre going to see that same (me) physically and mentally. Fernando Rodney Rays relief pitcher on the expectations surrounding his 2012 breakout season. See RODNEY / Page B4 Lecanto boys blank Citrus Panthers shut out Canes in rematch J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentLECANTO The first time these two county rival boys tennis teams met each other this season, it was close, with plenty of room for either team to have walked away with the victory. In their first meeting, the Citrus Hurricanes (22 record) claimed victory over the Lecanto Panthers 4-3 in both teams season opener. Lecanto (2-2 record) removed all doubt Tuesday afternoon as they hosted and decisively shut out Citrus 7-0. Lecantos No. 1 singles player Rishi Gurnani continued his dominance in the county by shutting out Citrus Kyle Everett in their second meeting 6-0, 6-0. Gurnani, last years Chronicle Boys Tennis Player of the Year, has yet to lose a match to a county competitor. Sam Alford won his match for Lecanto with equal dominance in the No. 2 match by blanking Citrus Grey Pospiech 6-0, 6-0. In No. 3 singles play, Lecantos Lloyd Justo downed Citrus Michael Hetland 6-0, 6-4. Lecantos Dale Eastmond and Dhruv Patel cleaned up in the No. 4 and 5 singles matches, defeating both Citrus Brady Hayes (6-2, 6-4) and Joe Kelly (6-4, 6-2) in straight sets. The No. 1 doubles match between Lecantos Gurnani and Alford against Citrus Hetland and Everett saw the Panthers winning the pro set 8-2. Panther duo Eastmond and Justo claimed the No. 2 doubles match as well, winning the pro set 8-4 over Citrus Hayes and Kelly. Despite the win, Eastmond and Justo struggled to earn the final point in the meet after Hayes and Kelly drew even at 4-4 and battled it out for a while before Lecanto put the match out of reach. It was really just unforced errors (on our part), Eastmond said. The wind didnt help. Lecanto head coach Jack Hall was impressed with the poise his team demonstrated against a county rival. They split with them this year, Hall said. Were going to have to wait til districts before we know which way it leans towards the county championship. Its still up in the air for whoever practices the hardest and wants it the most. Citrus hosts Lake Weir at 4 p.m. Thursday while Lecanto travels to Ocala to face Columbia at 3:45 p.m. Friday. J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentINVERNESS The girls tennis match between the Citrus Hurricanes and the Lecanto Panthers was close Tuesday evening as the two county rivals met for the first time this season. It was as tightly contested as both teams hoped and expected it to be. With every match finished except for No. 2 singles, the meet was tied up at 3-3 before Lecantos Madison Gamble nabbed the final point over Citrus Paige Jordan to push the Panthers (4-1 record) past the Lady Canes 4-3 for the meet win. Im proud of my girls, Lecanto head coach Sammie Hall said. They came out here and played hard. Citrus head coach Scott Waters was equally enthusiastic with how his young team performed against a county rival. I kind of figured it was going to be 4-3 coming in here, Waters said. I just wasnt sure who was going to walk away with the four. Citrus (4-1 record) is in a rebuilding period this season as the team saw many of its top players graduate last year. Ive got a young team, Waters said. We dont have any seniors. Its a young squad and the only one to come back (of my top five) was my No. 1. Citrus No. 1 Melanie Dodd defeated Lecantos Amber Gamble decisively in singles play 6-0, 6-2. Dodd is currently undefeated this season with a 5-0 record. Madison Gamble claimed the win in No. 2 singles over Citrus Paige Jordan 6-1, 6-0 for Lecantos match-winning point. In No. 3 singles play, Lecantos Simi Shah won 6-1, 6-4 over Citrus Hunter Pospiech. Lecantos Megan Jervis defeated Citrus Juliann Johnson 6-4, 6-2 in No. 4 singles while Citrus Leah Stanley edged out Lecantos Andrea Dela Cruz 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the second set to decide the No. 5 seeded match. In doubles play, the No. 1 Lecanto pair of Gamble and Gamble fell short to Citrus Dodd and Jordan. The Panthers won the first set 6-2 but the Canes split the match (7-5) and pushed a third set, which they won 6-3. Lecantos Shah and Jervis dominated Citrus Pospiech and Johnson in No. 2 doubles action, winning 6-1, 6-2 in straight sets. The Panthers play 4:45 p.m. Thursday against Gainesville while Citrus travels to Lake Weir for a 2:30 p.m. match Thursday. No. 2 singles match proves decisive in Lecantos 4-3 victory at Citrus Photos by STEPHEN E. LASKO /For the Chronicle Citrus junior Melanie Dodd, left, defeated Lecantos Amber Gamble, right, 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles match between the Hurricanes and Panthers on Tuesday afternoon at Citrus High School. Lecanto got the final word, though, snagging a 4-3 team win SPORTS BRIEFS Atkinsons dream night spurs Panthers Lecanto senior catcher Amber Atkinson went 4 for 5 with two grand slams and 11 RBIs in the Panthers wild 17-15 victory at Wildwood on Tuesday night. Atkinson, the 2012 Chronicle Softball Player of the Year, also tripled and the two bases-loaded home runs are a Panthers singlegame record. Kelsey Lilley added three hits for Lecanto. The Panthers Lily Parrish, Amber Russo, Amber Hopkins, Sidney Holstein and Paige Richards each had two hits. Danielle Yant pitched a complete game for Lecanto to pick up the win. The Panthers (1-0 overall) play Thursday at Ocala Vanguard. See TRACK / Page B4 High school track Thursday Lecanto High Schools Tuesday night track and field meet ran late. See Thursdays Chronicle for the story.


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Harley Davidson Hole in One Prize BRENTWOOD Hole-In-One Steve Schlick 7 Iron No. 4 On Feb. 6, Wednesday Point Quota Group results. First+9 Kenny McCabe and Lou De Gennaro Second+7 Don Gittings and Joe Goyette Most over quota at + 5 Mike Mitchell Closest to the pin: No. 2Lou De Gennaro No. 4Robert Haden 50/50 winnerAngelo Deyeso On Feb. 9, Saturday Morning Scramble results. First Bob Myers, L.T. Schull, Irv Rayburn, Nel Lamoreaux Second Rick Urban, Pete Krol Larry Lietzke, Mike ODonaghue Third Frank Hughes, Jerry Knowles, Chuck Boho, Dennis Ronk Closest to the pin: No. 2Jim Pearson No. 4Bob Staker On Feb. 10, Sunday Morning Scramble results. First Don Oslance, Ann Mc Laughlin Dave McLaughlin, Jim Pearson Second Vaughn Thornton, Jennie Diaz and Bob Smith Third Chuck Curtis, Herm Gardner, George Batson and John Fish Closest to the pin: No. 2Dennis Ronk No. 4Bob Staker On Feb. 11, Monday Morning Mens Group results. FirstBob Flegel+ 4 SecondCharlie Kuntz (MOC) Par No. 6 Most over quota+3 Tony Longo Closest to the pin: No. 2Charlie Kuntz No. 4Tony Longo On Feb. 12, the Beverly Hills Mens Nine Hole Golf League results from Brentwood Farms G.C. Vern Bishop32 Bill Collier34 Gene Gorczyca35 Closest to the pin: Gene Gorczyca Golfers of any age or ability, snowbirds, and those new to the Citrus County area are welcome to join in for a friendly round of nine holes of handicap golf: we play at 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Brentwood Farms Golf Course. For information, call Frank Hughes at 352-746-4800 or email new216@tampabay.rr.com.CITRUS HILLS MEN On Feb. 13, the Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association On The Oaks Golf Course played Low Gross Front / Low Net Back. First-5 Paul Perregaux, Luis Battistini, Waldo Ortega and Jim Kopka Second4 Don Morrison, Vic Jamnick, Dave Hetherington and Dave Obrien Third-1 (MOC) WA Pace, Rod Pavilionis, John Daley and Dick OlsenCITRUS SPRINGS MEN On Feb. 9, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 3 best balls. First198 Jerry Feher, Doug Sirmons, Dave Balas and Glen Robertson Second200 Pete Clutter, Russ Woodworth, Rocky Marziana and Spitz Closest to the pin: No. 4Russ Woodworth No. 8Don Gonczi No. 11Bob Hunt No. 14Glen Robertson No. 16Bob Malloy On Feb. 12, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 Best Balls on the front and 3 Best Balls on the back. First150 Bill Curry, John Vanzo, Bob Hunt and Jerry Feher Second157 Don Gonczi, Dave Balas and Bob Malloy Third158 Walt Norton, Harvey Jenkins, Woody Miner and Bob Geci (blind) Closest to the pin: No. 4Dave Balas No. 8Dave Balas No. 11John Vanzo No. 14Bill Curry No. 16Bob Hunt On Feb. 14, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 3 Best Balls on Par 4s, 2 Best Balls on Par 5s and 1 Best Ball on Par 3s. First150 Bill Curry, Dave Balas, Woody Miner and Glen Robertson Second151 Bob Geci, Bill Ernest, John Lycke and Leon Smith Third152 Jerry Feher, Russ Woodworth, John Vanzo and Walt Norton Closest to the pin: No. 4Bob Geci No. 8Ed Starling No. 11Jerry Feher No. 14Pete Clutter No. 16Russ Woodworth WOMEN On Feb. 15, Points Quota League, Chicks with Sticks results. Ginny Hearns+5 Mary McConnell+5 Sue Strobl+5 May Forsythe+4 Leanne Feher+4 Pat Doing+3 Noreen Elliott+3 Amy Thomas+3 Marcie Marcus+1 Linda Miller+1 Closest to the pin: No. 8Sue Strobl No 11Marj Sibley No. 16Ginny Hearns 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 WOMEN On Feb. 14, the LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League results: Carole Seifert+14 Pam Atkinson+3 Jean OBrien+3 Closest to the pin: No. 2Mary McConnell No. 8Carole Seifert No.15Jean OBrien LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays 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. 7 RIVERS MEN On Feb.14, the 7Rivers Mens Golf Association played the final 18 holes of a 36-hole Mens Low Net Championship. First Flight First133 Fred Plushanski Second135 Gene Kelly Third137 Paul Collins Second Flight First126 Ted Grabowski Second127 Third128 Dick VanPoucker Closest to the pin: No. 7Gene Kelly, Kevin Travis No. 11Dick VanPoucker, Don TuersSUGARMILL WOODS MEN On Feb. 12, the Sand Blasters Mens Group played team point quota. First+13 Dick Cobb, Dale Vaughn, Jim Turner, and Gus Calleri Second+8 Alex Law, Bill Moreau, Jeff Stier, and John Morgan Third+5 Roger Kessinger, Joe Gannon, Felix Tarorick and Rich Perry Notable Rounds: Jeff Stier3 birdies On Feb. 14, the Sugarmill Woods Country Club Mens Golf Association played Scramble. First54.34 Tom Venable, Bob Capuano, Glenn Harwood and Rich Spay Second55.96 Bruce Whewell, Larry Mantle, Ron Rosenwald and Chet Figg Third56.53 Mike Howard, Bob Chadderton, and Dick Henry Fourth58.47 Frank Siemietkowski, Bob Gunderman, Mike Theodore, and Bob Elgart Closest to the pin: Pine No. 4: Jay Yarger Pine No. 7: Mike Howard Oak No. 3: Dick Tuxbury Oak No. 6: Glenn Harwood Local LEADERS M ARYS LINKARD Special to the ChronicleImagine this scenario you wake up early on a Wednesday morning looking forward to a fun day at the golf course. After preparing your cup of coffee, you head to the computer to check the weather forecast. The local forecast for Citrus County calls for a high of 78 degrees, sunny, and hardly any wind. What a perfect day for golf; life is good! You just cant wait to get to the golf course. In fact, for a change, you arrive at the course earlier than usual to warm up on the range. The first few shots are pretty good and then it gets ugly. You have topped 10 shots in a row when the guy next to you on the range offers some unsolicited advice. You are raising your head. Keep your head down and you will get the ball in the air! Out of desperation, you take his advice. You continue topping the ball, hitting wormburner after wormburner. You continue trying to keep your head down. Not one shot is getting in the air. What started out as a great day is slowly turning into a golf nightmare. So much for keeping your head down. So, how is that working for you? There seems to have been some miscommunication here. Perhaps you misunderstood your buddy when he suggested for you to keep your head down longer. You assumed he meant the head on the top of your shoulders. However, he meant the head of the golf club. We all know what happens when we assume! I am also going to give you some free advice: Trying to hold your head down will not help you get the ball in the air. The truth is the head of the club should be moving downwards when it gets to the ball, not upwards. Topping the ball is caused from the clubhead moving upwards as it reaches the ball. Your goal should be to strike the ball and then take a divot. Where your club contacts the ground is very important. If you are topping the ball frequently, try this drill on the driving range to get the ball in the air. Place a tee in the ground an inch or two in front of the golf ball. Your goal will be to clip that tee out of the ground after contacting the ball. You will notice that if you top the ball, the tee will still be there. Practice until you can keep the clubhead lower through impact and knock the tee out of the ground. Remember, keep the clubhead low after contacting the ball. You will have a lot more fun! The next time you hear someone say, keep your head down, it will have a whole new meaning. Special to the Chronicle A simple drill will help a golfer aspiring to improve to not top the ball when striking. Keep head of golf club, not head on your shoulders, down Irishmen friends, now foes Compatriots grew up together Associated PressMARANA, Ariz. Shane Lowry had not thought much about the Irish Open until he saw the picture posted this week on Twitter. The celebration was an Irish version of when Francis Ouimet won the 1913 U.S. Open as an amateur at Brookline. Lowry was a 22-year-old amateur at County Louth in 2009 when he holed a 2-foot putt in a playoff to beat Robert Rock. He dropped the putter and raised his arms in one motion, bounced on his feet and thrust his arms forward. He rushed into the arms of his caddie as hundreds of fans parents, cousins, everyone swarmed him on the green. The picture brought to mind a glorious day in his past and a daunting challenge in his immediate future. In the middle of that wild scene was Rory McIlroy, brown curls spilling out from under his golf cap, shaking a bottle of champagne to douse Lowry. It was unbelievable, McIlroy recalled Tuesday. Amateur comes in, virtually unheard of, and plays great in the conditions, and the celebration at the end when he beat Robert Rock in the playoff was pretty special. Their past includes more than dreary afternoon in the rain at Baltray. They practically grew up together in Irish amateur golf, both the best in their respective age groups, and they were foursomes partners on the Irish team that won the European Team Championships in 2007. The future is Wednesday at Dove Mountain. McIlroy, already a twotime major champion at 23, is the No. 1 player in the world and the top seed in the Match Play Championship. Thanks to a peculiar series of events over the last two weeks, his opponent in the first round will be Lowry. Who would have thought a few years ago, playing in the European Team Championships at Western Gailes, that wed be playing in the first round of the Match Play here in a few years time, McIlroy said. Its pretty cool to think where weve come from. Associated Press Rory McIlroy prepares to tee off the 10th hole Tuesday during a practice round for the Match Play Golf Championship in Marana, Ariz. See GOLF / Page B3


What makes this even more compelling is they are nothing alike. McIlroy was groomed to be a star as a toddler. Lowry didnt even start playing golf until he was 12, and didnt realize he was any good until his late teens. One of them is comfortable in the spotlight. The other feels at home with the boys in the pub. McIlroy looks like an athlete. Lowry has a body built by Guinness. Lowry was asked if there were any similarities between them, beyond their Irish roots. He thought long and hard before saying, He plays golf. Ive always thought that Rory was going to be one of the best golfers if not the best golfer in the world at some stage, said Lowry, two years older than McIlroy. Growing up, he was always the best in his age group. I was always the best in age groups, as well. Did I think Id be here playing against the world No. 1? I dont know if I knew I was good enough to turn pro and compete. I didnt know how good I was going to be. I still dont know how good Im going to be. Im just taking one day at a time and one shot at a time and trying to become the best golfer I can be. He was good enough to win the Irish Open as an amateur, the greatest achievement in his family since his father, Gaelic soccer star Brendan Lowry, led County Offaly to the AllIreland Team Championship in 1992. He followed that with a win last year at the Portugal Masters. Is he good enough to beat McIlroy? Ill definitely be going out there fighting for this match tomorrow, and Ill be gunning to try and beat him, Lowry said. I think if I beat Rory tomorrow, it would be one of the great stories of my career so far. Ive got nothing to lose. The match was in doubt until Sunday. Phil Mickelson isnt playing, so the top 65 in the world ranking were eligible. Lowry was right on the bubble, getting tweets from an Irish journalist about his fate, and it looked as if he would fall to No. 66 when Fredrik Jacobson was alone in seventh place at Pebble Beach. His last hope was Patrick Reed making birdie on the 18th at Pebble, and the rookie escaped from the rocks and made a 12-foot birdie putt that dropped on the last turn. I suppose it was meant to be, Lowry said. Not long after he booked his flight to Arizona, Brandt Snedeker withdrew because of sore ribs. That meant Lowry would move up one seed to No. 63 and play Tiger Woods. But in the final week before the brackets were announced, Jacobson tied for third and moved past Lowry. Rarely has anyone felt so relieved to be playing the world No. 1. S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 B3 000E2CF 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. 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Steve Stricker would not be surprised if the PGA Tour decides to ignore a proposed new rule banning the stroke used for long putters. Stricker was among the players who spoke out in favor of the USGAs proposal to ban anchored strokes. But he says information over the last few months has caused most players to change their views. Stricker is on the PGA Tour policy board, which had a conference call Monday night. While he did not reveal details of the call, he said the tour would be drafting a letter to the USGA to state its position. The debate really doesnt get started until a 90-day comment period is over at the end of the month and the USGA decides whether to adopt the rule. Chance of snow at Match Play Championship MARANA, Ariz. Tiger Woods had a one-liner ready when asked about the weather forecast that includes the possibility of snow at the Match Play Championship, saying: We wont be able to work on our suntans. Play was set to open Wednesday at Dove Mountain with temperatures in the low 40s and a high of 47. Strong wind was expected in the afternoon with showers that could change from rain to snow on the cactus-lined High Sonoran Desert course. Two years ago, morning snow covered the course before Luke Donald beat Martin Kaymer in the championship match. There also was a 10-minute delay when sleet coated the fourth fairway.McIlroy hopes for better start in Match PlayMARANA, Ariz. Rory McIlroy has a new putter and made a small change to his new driver. He has no way of knowing whether that will mean his second start to the season will last longer than his first tournament. McIlroy made a big splash in Abu Dhabi last month with a laser show to official announce a new equipment deal with Nike. T he Spring Classic is the only tournament in Citrus County where you will have the opportunity to play singles, which makes it a perfect warm-up for the upcoming USTA season. It is also the only opportunity within the USTA leagues for singles competition. If you like to sign up for two events and a lot of you do please be aware that singles takes a lot more out of you than doubles does. Knowing this, it is time to pick up the phone or reply to the email you received and sign up for the second annual Spring Classic at Crystal River High School on March 2 and 3. The divisions offered are: singles in A, B and C divisions for men and women as well as mens, womens, and mixed doubles divisions in A, B and C. Entry fee will be $20 per person for a single event, and just an extra $10 for a second event. Proceeds from this tournament will go toward youth missions for Inverness First United Methodist Youth and Childrens Ministry. Each participant will be guaranteed two matches, a thank-you gift and prizes will be awarded to division champions. The organizers would like to stress the point that, as usual, they will adjust the schedule any way possible to allow you to participate if you have other commitments, tennis or otherwise. Tournament directors are: Cindy Reynolds, AJ Glenn at 6973089 or ajglenn03@gmail.com; Sally deMontfort at 795-9693 or deMont@embarqmail.com; Eric van den Hoogen at 352-382-3138 or hoera@juno.com. Citrus County Tuesday Womens Tennis LeaguesThe 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 towards 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 3.0/3.5 Tuesday LeagueThe results for Feb. 12: Pine Ridge Mustangs vs Sugarmill Woods, 3-3; Crystal River def. Meadowcrest Racquettes, 4-1; Citrus Hills def. Riverhaven Ospreys, 4-1. One of the teams needs a player at the 3.0/3.5 level to join their team. Please call 527-4239 for further info. To play in this league, a player must be at least 50 years of age or older, with a 3.0/3.5 rating. The league is always looking for players to sub for teams. For information, email chairwoman Lucy Murphy at wjlr murphy@embarqmail.com or 5274239. Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles LeagueThe results for Feb. 14: Bicentennial Babes vs Pine Ridge Mavericks, 4-4; Sugarmill Woods def. Skyview, 6-4; Skyview Advantage vs Skyview Aces, rained out; Pine Ridge Fillies vs The Bratz, 4-4. For information, contact chairwoman Diane Halloran at 352-527-7763 or tdhfla@ tampabay.rr.com.Ladies on the CourtThe results for Feb. 14: Marta and Joan. 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 The results for Feb. 15: Riverhaven Eagles def. Sugarmill Woods, 4-0; Pine Ridge Mustangs def. Meadowcrest Aces, 3-2; Bicentennial Flyers def. Citrus Hills Hot Shots, 4-1. 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 Leagues 3.5 Adult 55+ Women: Skyview def. Fort King, 2-1. Record 5-0. Nelva Polich /Marti Little won, 6-4, 6-3; April Manley/Jacqueline Bennett won, 7-5, 6-1; Margie McLellan/Ruth Branson lost, 6-4, 6-2. 7.0 Adult 65+ Women: Skyview lost to The Villages, 3-0. Record 0-3. Bicentennial Park lost to Fort King, 3-0. Record 0-3. For information in our District 4 (south) call or e-mail Leigh Chak at 352-572-7157 or vacocala@ gmail.com or ustaflorida.com. TournamentsMarch 2 and 3: Second Annual Spring Classic at Crystal River High School. Rescheduled to April: JCT Tournament of Champions at SMW. Juniors can still sign up to participate and it is open to all juniors. Deadline to register is TBA. To sign up for the next tournament, email jjeanette3saj @aol.com. You can become a friend of Junior Circuit Courts on Facebook and become part of the growing JCT family. For information, call 352232-0322. Time for a Spring Classic Eric van den Hoogen ON COURT Pistorius shooting details emerge Associated PressPRETORIA, South Africa Oscar Pistorius portrayed himself as a lover caught in tragedy, wielding a pistol and frightened as he stood only on his stumps, then killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder on Valentines Day. Prosecutors, however, said the double-amputee Olympian committed premeditated murder, planning the slaying, then firing at Reeva Steenkamp as she cowered behind his locked bathroom door with no hope of escape. Weeping uncontrollably, Pistorius listened as his words were read out in court by his attorney during the opening of a two-day bail hearing, his first public account of the events surrounding the shooting death of Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model and reality TV star who had spoken out against violence against women.


C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Providence at Syracuse 8 p.m. (MNT) Vanderbilt at Kentucky 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Kansas at Oklahoma State 11 p.m. (ESPN2) Washington at Arizona NBA 8 p.m. (ESPN, SUN) New Orleans Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers 8:30 p.m. (FSNFL) Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers BOAT RACING 5 p.m. (FSNFL) OPA Offshore Racing Series (Taped) GOLF 12 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour: WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, Day One HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins 10 p.m. (NBCSPT) St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche SOCCER 2:30 p.m. (FSNFL) UEFA Champions League: Round of 16 Galatasary A.S. vs FC Schalke 04 Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BASEBALL 7 p.m. Belleview at Lecanto SOFTBALL 6 p.m. Bishop McLaughlin at Citrus 7 p.m. Crystal River at Central BOYS TENNIS 3:30 p.m. Hernando at Crystal River BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING 4 p.m. Lecanto at Citrus NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York3218.640 Brooklyn3222.5932 Boston2824.5385 Philadelphia2229.43110 Toronto2232.40712 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3614.720 Atlanta2922.5697 Washington1537.28822 Orlando1538.28322 Charlotte1340.24524 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana3221.604 Chicago3122.5851 Milwaukee2626.5005 Detroit2134.38212 Cleveland1637.30216 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4212.778 Memphis3418.6547 Houston2926.52713 Dallas2329.44218 New Orleans1935.35223 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3914.736 Denver3321.6116 Utah3024.5569 Portland2528.47214 Minnesota1931.38018 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers3917.696 Golden State3022.5777 L.A. Lakers2529.46313 Sacramento1935.35219 Phoenix1736.32120 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Charlotte 105, Orlando 92 Toronto 96, Washington 88 Brooklyn 113, Milwaukee 111, OT Memphis 105, Detroit 91 Chicago 96, New Orleans 87 Boston at Denver, late Golden State at Utah, late Phoenix at Portland, late San Antonio at Sacramento, late Todays Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Memphis at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Indiana, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Orlando at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA New Jersey16934224238 Pittsburgh161150225238 N.Y. Rangers15861173938 Philadelphia17791154549 N.Y. Islanders16691134657 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Montreal161141234635 Boston13922203731 Ottawa17962204032 Toronto171070204840 Buffalo176101134756 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Carolina14851174140 Tampa Bay15861175947 Winnipeg15681133747 Florida15474123556 Washington15591114151 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago151203275131 Nashville17845213938 St. Louis15951195248 Detroit16763174348 Columbus164102103651 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver14833194133 Minnesota15762163338 Edmonton14653153538 Calgary14563133951 Colorado14671133743 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim151221255339 Phoenix16862184441 Dallas16871174143 San Jose14743173733 Los Angeles13562123036 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Ottawa 2, New Jersey 1, SO Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Islanders 0 Colorado 6, Nashville 5 Montreal 3, Carolina 0 Toronto 3, Florida 0 Phoenix 4, Calgary 0 Anaheim 3, Columbus 2 Tuesdays Games Winnipeg 2, Buffalo 1 Montreal 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Ottawa 3, N.Y. Islanders 1 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 2 Nashville 4, Detroit 3, OT San Jose at St. Louis, late Vancouver at Chicago, late Los Angeles at Edmonton, late Todays Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.Spring Training schedule All Times Eastern Thursday, Feb. 21 Northeastern University vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 Detroit vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 University of Michigan vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Boston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Toronto (ss) at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Oakland vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 Houston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Milwaukee (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Arizona (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Miami vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Boston vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 2 7 9 CASH 3 (late) 7 1 6 PLAY 4 (early) 2 9 0 9 PLAY 4 (late) 0 7 4 8 FANTASY 5 10 25 30 35 36 MEGA MONEY 3 9 17 36 MEGA BALL 20 B4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 S COREBOARD River, Citrus, South Sumter, Seven Rivers, Forest, Mitchell (New Port Richey) and Lawndale (California). A Masters division was also included in the team standings as a school of its own to include all Classic division competitors. Lecanto won the meet in the womens competition with 275 total points, followed by South Sumter (92), Crystal River (11), Forest (10), Citrus (10), Mitchell (8), Lawndale (5) and Masters (3). The Panther alumni took the win in the mens competition as well, with 228 total points, followed distantly by Crystal River (82), Forest (20), Masters (17), Mitchell (16), Citrus (16) and Seven Rivers (10). Longtime teacher and track coach Freddie Bullock was a big part of the meets organization (along with Dan Epstein) and on hand with the microphone to keep the meets running smoothly from event to event. Bullock has high hopes for what the Legends meet can bring to the Lecanto track program, to the county and to young peoples lives, as the sport has made an irrevocable impact on her own life. Bullock, a South Sumter graduate, participated in the shot put, discus, long jump and the 800 meters as part of the Classic division. It is so great to come back and see that the camaraderie is still there, Bullock said. There is a respect. Hopefully when we come back next year well have (even) more schools represented. I dare say that everyone who came had a great time. Its a brotherhood and a sisterhood, Bullock added. It was neat to see everyone reconnect with each other again. These are some of the athletes that influence (coaches) lives and their respect and love for the sport is what we hope to share with anyone interested in track and field. Current Lecanto girls track and field head coach Robbie Thompson lent a hand in the organization of the event and participated for his alma mater Crystal River in the shot put and discus events. Thompson placed first in the Elite Mens shot put with a 46-foot, 8-inch toss and placed third in the discus with a 122-foot, 11-inch throw. When I got over to the shot and looked around I thought I was in high school again with the competition (that was there), Thompson said. To be honest, we were still (doing) the same stuff we used to. We were all joking around (and having fun). It was great competition. Im looking around and we all still got it. Matthew Hinman, a fellow graduate of Crystal River, competed next to Thompson, his former field teammate, like it was old times. Hinman placed fifth in both the shot put and discus events. We will do this again, Thompson said. We were even joking about making it a monthly thing. An assortment of past high school track and field athletes attended the Legends meet, including Jonathan Bilby and Kimberly Mello who both traveled quite a distance to register. Bilby, a Lecanto class of 2000 graduate, traveled from Miami Beach to participate in several events Saturday. Bilby was a Top 10 finalist at state during his prep career in the pole vault and spends his time running for Reebok in Miami as a pacer. Mello traveled from Atlanta, Ga., to once again run around the track of her alma mater. A 2001 graduate from Lecanto, Mello ran cross country and was a very competitive middle-distance runner during her prep years as a Panther. Mello, along with fellow Lecanto teammates Marissa Balderis, Kylene Colasanti and Annemarie Saxer, won the Elite Womens 4 x 800-meter relay. Adam Truesdale, a 2002 graduate of Forest, put up some impressive times in the Elite Mens mile (4:54) and 800 meters (2:14) events, winning both. Truesdale placed in the Top 10 at state for the 800 meters during his senior year at Forest. He currently resides in Marion County and enjoys running marathons (he qualified for the Boston Marathon a few years back). This event is awesome, Truesdale said. I coach two or three kids during the off-seasons in Marion and two of them ran in the earlier (youth) meets, which is a great idea because it is harder to find races for them to do (at their young age). Feb. 15, 2014, is the planned date of the second annual event. guarantee anything. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed one earned run over his final 45 appearances to join Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley as the only pitchers to finish with at least 40 saves and an ERA below 1.00 in a season. Rodneys 0.20 ERA after June 15 enabled him to break Eckersleys season record (0.61 in 1990) for a reliever working a minimum of 50 innings. Not bad at all for a guy who at this time last year wasnt expected to fill the teams ninth-inning role. Rodney signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent after two subpar seasons with the Angels, and manager Joe Maddon entered spring training last winter trying to figure out where the newcomer fit into the bullpen. When Kyle Farnsworth began the season on the disabled list with an elbow strain, Rodney took advantage of an opportunity to close games again. Kyle pretty much was going to be the closer and Fernando, we were trying to get him back on his feet, working back into it, talking to him in meetings about picking out the optimal spot to put him in the seventh or the eighth inning, and if the opportunity came up to finish a game he would get that opportunity, Maddon said. That was the conversation last year at this time, not the best ERA in the history of baseball and that many saves and nailing it down the way he did, Maddon added. Retrospectively, its kind of incredible, actually, coming off the previous couple of years in Anaheim. And how he did it he was so dominant. And a major bargain for the budgetminded Rays. Rodney had a base salary of $1.75 million last year and earned $300,000 in bonuses based on games finished. The deal he signed as a free agent last winter included a club option for 2013 at $2.5 million that the Rays exercised. The reliever would like a new contract, however he said Tuesday that he is not pushing the Rays for one. Maybe this year, Ill get it, Rodney said, adding that hes focused on preparing for the season. Hes also looking forward to playing for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Its a great moment when you have a chance to represent your country, Rodney said, adding that hes not concerned about overexerting himself after pitching four innings in winter ball in his native country and working another four innings in the Caribbean Series. TRACK Continued from Page B1 RODNEY Continued from Page B1 Sports BRIEFS Hurricanes cant cut through ForestThe Citrus baseball team dropped a 3-0 decision at Ocala Forest on Tuesday night. For the Hurricanes, senior Kyle Tobin had a double while pitcher Chad Dawson tossed 5 2/3 innings of three-run baseball. Dawson issued three walks and struck out three batters. Citrus (1-2 overall) plays Thursday at Nature Coast. Magic players not worrying over trade deadline ORLANDO Theres no question that the Orlando Magics basketball operations staff has some tough choices to make over the next few days. The NBA trade deadline is looming, and with it may be the fate of a handful of Magic players including a fan favorite during their ongoing rebuilding project. With an expiring contract, guard J.J. Redick is easily the most popular Magic name that has come up in trade scenarios. A 2006 Orlando draft pick, Redick is averaging career highs in points (15.3) and field goal percentage (45.9) in his seventh season in Orlando. Part of the reason Redick is so calm is that he previously was prepared to depart from Orlando. In the summer of 2010 he was a restricted free agent when the Magic matched his offer sheet from the Chicago Bulls for three years and $19 million. If the Magic dont deal him before Thursday he would be able to enter the open market with no restrictions this summer. Orlando may certainly re-sign him, but how it plays out will be up to rookie Orlando general manager Rob Hennigan. With a stated focus on the future, he must decide between using a valuable veteran commodity like Redick to acquire draft picks and young talent, and keeping an improved player and ticket draw.Miami program receives notice of allegations CORAL GABLES Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document accuses the Hurricanes of a lack of institutional control within its athletic department. The allegations arrived on Tuesday. The institutional-control charge is typically one of the most severe the NCAA can bring after an investigation of rules violations. The governing body for college athletics declined comment Tuesday, one day after revealing that it was erasing some elements of its case against Miami because the information was obtained in impermissible ways. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11. Next up: The sanctions phase, where Miamis penalties will be decided. The Hurricanes have already self-imposed several sanctions, including sitting out two bowl games and a conference football championship game. Shalala said Monday she believes those punishments should be enough. This saga started in September 2010, when the university told the NCAA that convicted Ponzi scheme architect and former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro made allegations to the school against former players. From staff, wire reports


S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 B5 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 000E2TQ www.chronicleonline.com No. 21 Orange down Rutgers Associated PressSYRACUSE, N.Y. Kayla Alexander and Elashier Hall converted three-point plays to key a decisive second-half spurt, and No. 21 Syracuse beat Rutgers 58-45 on Tuesday night, denying Scarlet Knights coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th victory. Stringer, a Hall of Famer in her 42nd season as a head coach, is seeking to become just the fourth womens coach to reach 900 wins along with Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell, who reached the mark on Feb. 7. The Scarlet Knights have lost three straight since Stringer earned her 899th career victory against Cincinnati. Stringers next chance will come Saturday afternoon at St. Johns. Syracuse (22-3, 10-2 Big East), which has its best record in program history through 25 games, broke a three-game losing streak against Rutgers (14-11, 5-7) and upped its home record to 12-0. No. 18 Dware 69, G. Mason 55 FAIRFAX, Va. Elena Delle Donne scored 18 of her 31 points in the first half and also grabbed nine rebounds in leading Delaware past George Mason for its 18th straight win. Delle Donne scored 10 points during a decisive 21-8 Delaware (23-3, 14-0) run to close the half, giving the Blue Hens a 41-24 lead. Magic cant get much right in loss Associated PressORLANDO Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson each had 24 points, Byron Mullens added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats survived a second-half comeback to hold off the Orlando Magic 105-92. Mullens has had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in three of the Bobcats last five games. The Bobcats have won two of their last three and also snapped a string of seven consecutive road losses. Charlotte begins a three-game home stand on Wednesday against Detroit. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Arron Afflalo 18 points to lead the Magic, who have lost 25 of their last 28, including 13 of 15 at home. Bulls 96, Hornets 87NEW ORLEANS Luol Deng scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game skid with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Carlos Boozer added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Joakim Noah had 15 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which outrebounded New Orleans 47-39 and had 15 second-chance points. Gordon finished with 20 and Anthony Davis had 15 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which saw its two-game winning streak snapped after committing nine of its 15 turnovers in the final quarter. Greivis Vasquez had 11 points and 10 assists for the Hornets. Grizzlies 105, Pistons 91 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Mike Conley scored 19 points, Zach Randolph had his 31st double-double and Memphis won its fourth straight game, 105-91 at Detroit. Randolph had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Grizzlies rode a strong second half to win in both teams first game since the All Star break. Brandon Knight and Jonas Jerebko each scored 13 points and Jose Calderon added 10 points and seven assists for the Pistons, who have lost two of their last three at home. Raptors 96, Wizards 88WASHINGTON DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 24 points apiece, and the Toronto Raptors won a matchup between slow-starting, coming-on-lately teams with a 96-88 victory over the Washington Wizards. Rookie Bradley Beal, back in the starting lineup for the first time since taking time off to heal a sprained right wrist, scored 25 points for the Wizards, who had won eight of nine at home. Nets 113, Bucks 111, OT NEW YORK Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and then his buzzerbeating jumper at the end of overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Johnson finished with 24 points, and Brook Lopez and Deron Williams added 19 each as the Nets snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Bucks dating back to March 30, 2009. Brandon Jennings scored 34 points to lead the Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova had 21 points and Monta Ellis added 18. Associated Press Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic hangs from the rim and looks down on Charlotte Bobcats guards Kemba Walker, left, and Ben Gordon after dunking the ball during Tuesday in Orlando. Bolts double up Maple Leafs 4-2 Associated PressTAMPA Steven Stamkos scored his 10th goal, Benoit Pouliot had three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night. Vincent Lecavalier, Alexander Killorn and Matthew Carle also scored for the Lightning, who have won two in a row after an 0-5-1 skid. Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens had his bid for a third consecutive shutout thwarted midway through the first period on Lecavaliers goal. The Maple Leafs, 7-3-0 on the road this year, got goals from Mikhail Grabovski and Phil Kessel. Stamkos put the Lightning up 2-1 from just outside the crease off a pass from Cory Conacher at 4:56 of the second. Killorn made it 3-1 when his bouncing shot trickled past Scrivens 2:49 into the third. Carle ended Scrivens night on a powerplay goal with 13:02 to play.Predators 4, Red Wings 3, OTNASHVILLE, Tenn. Shea Weber scored 44 seconds into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory against the slumping Detroit Red Wings. Craig Smith, Gabriel Bourque and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville, which had lost its last two games. The Red Wings have dropped four straight. Daniel Cleary, Jordin Tootoo and Pavel Datsyuk had the Detroit goals. Coming down the right side, Weber collected the rebound of Colin Wilsons shot and beat a diving Jonas Gustavsson, who replaced injured goalie Jimmy Howard midway through the first period. Senators 3, Islanders 1 OTTAWA Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals and Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders 3-1. Colin Greening also scored for Ottawa. Travis Hamonic scored for the Islanders, who got 23 saves from Rick DiPietro in his third start of the season. Benoits goal at 8:37 of the second period made it 2-0 for Ottawa and came a little more than two weeks after he thought he originally had his first back on Feb. 3 in Montreal. But a goaltender interference penalty that day on Jakob Silfverberg negated the goal. On Tuesday, Silfverberg made a nice pass to Benoit for a one-time goal past DiPietro. Canadiens 3, Rangers 1 NEW YORK Alex Galchenyuk snapped a tie early in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens held on for their fifth consecutive win, 3-1 over the New York Rangers. Montreal had 18 shots and made the most of very little offense against Henrik Lundqvist. The Canadiens tied it late in the second period on Max Paciorettys goal and went ahead for good when Galchenyuk matched Pacioretty with his second of the season 1:48 into the third. Carey Price was only slightly busier than Lundqvist, and made 24 saves for his third win in the Canadiens surge. Peter Budaj won the previous two, including a 3-0 home victory over Carolina on Monday.Jets 2, Sabres 1BUFFALO, N.Y. Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves to help the Winnipeg Jets snap a three-game skid with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Andrew Ladds goal that made it 2-0 early in the second period stood up as the winner, and Bryan Little also scored for Winnipeg. The Jets won for the third time in 10 games while opening a season-high five-game road swing. UF knocked off Associated PressCOLUMBIA, Mo. Laurence Bowers had 17 points plus 10 rebounds and Missouri erased a 13point deficit in the second half to rally past No. 5 Florida 63-60 on Tuesday night. Phil Pressey added 10 assists, seven points, six rebounds and three steals for Missouri (19-7, 8-5 SEC). The Tigers didnt have Bowers a month ago in a 31-point blowout loss at Florida. Mike Rosario had 14 points for Florida (21-4, 11-2) but missed a 3point try at the buzzer. The Gators had won 13 of 14 and led 49-36 with 10:51 left, then hurt themselves at the foul line. Florida missed five straight free throws in the second half, three times on the front end of one-and-ones. The Gators made six of 12 foul shots overall, while Missouri was 12 of 15. The Tigers improved to 15-0 at home this season. They are 30-1 the last two seasons under coach Frank Haith. No. 1 Indiana 72, No. 4 Michigan St. 68 EAST LANSING, Mich. Victor Oladipos go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted topranked Indiana to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State. Indiana (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) broke a first-place tie in the conference. The Hoosiers had lost 17 straight since 1991 on the road against the Spartans. Michigan State (22-5, 11-3) had won five straight and 11 of 12 with its only loss during the stretch at Indiana. No. 2 Miami 54, Virginia 50CORAL GABLES Reggie Johnson made a tie-breaking layup with 5.7 seconds left, and the No. 2-ranked Miami Hurricanes overcame a ragged offensive performance for the second game in a row to beat Virginia 54-50 and remain unbeaten in the ACC. Durand Scott added two clinching free throws with 4.1 seconds to go for the Hurricanes, who earned their 14th consecutive victory and took a big step toward their first league title. The win came two nights after they rallied late to beat Clemson 45-43. The Hurricanes (22-3, 13-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) improved to 12-0 at home. They hold a 3 1/2-game edge over second-place Duke in the ACC as they chase their first league basketball championship. Virginia (18-8, 8-5) fell to 0-6 in Miami. N.C. State 84, Florida State 66 RALEIGH, N.C. Freshman T.J. Warren had season-highs of 31 points and 13 rebounds to help North Carolina State beat Florida State 84-66. C.J. Leslie added 19 points for the Wolfpack (19-7, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led the entire night to snap a three-game losing streak against the Seminoles. The win also snapped a four-game losing skid against Florida State (14-12, 6-7) on N.C. States homecourt in Raleigh. Associated Press Floridas Casey Prather, right, tries to pull down a rebound past Missouris Laurence Bowers, left, and Keion Bell during the first half Tuesday in Columbia, Mo. No. 5 Gators cant hold on to lead in loss at SEC foe Mizzou


Alec Baldwin, photog file harassment claims NEW YORK New York City police are investigating harassment complaints made by actor Alec Baldwin and a New York Postphotographer after an altercation. Photographer G.N. Miller said the former Rock star yelled racial epithets and other insults when he was trying to take pictures of the actor outside his Manhattan apartment. Baldwin maintains he hollered at the photographer, but never said anything racist. He called the allegations outrageous. Baldwin called police and filed a harassment complaint Monday after the incident. The photographer later filed a cross-complaint. The police departments Hate Crimes Task force was looking into the allegations. Clive Davis reveals in memoir hes bisexualNEW YORK Record executive Clive Davis said hes bisexual. In his new memoir, out Tuesday, the twice-divorced 80-year-old reveals he had sex with a man in the 1970s. Davis writes in The Soundtrack of My Life that he hadnt been repressed or confused during his marriages and that sex with a man provided welcome relief. He also writes he started dating a man from 1990 to 2004, which he said was a tough adjustment for his son Mitchell He said after one trying year, he and his son worked things out. Davis is the father of three children. Davis is the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He writes hes been in a strong monogamous relationship with a man for the last seven years. Melrose actress sentence appealed SOMERVILLE, N.J. A New Jersey prosecutor is appealing a reduced sentence of three years in prison given to a former Melrose Place actress for a drunken driving death. Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said Tuesday the judge in the case of Amy LocaneBovenizer sent a bewildering message about driving while intoxicated. He said Superior Court Judge Robert Reed had improperly focused on the defendants personal circumstances. Locane-Bovenizer was convicted of vehicular homicide and assault by auto in the 2010 death of 60-year-old Helene Seeman of Montgomery Township. She had faced up to 10 years in prison on the most serious count. But Judge Reed last week cited the womans need to care for a disabled child in deciding to lower the maximum sentence. Designed to teach users to play piano Associated PressATLANTA Quincy Jones says he has co-created the music version of Rosetta Stone. The 79-year-old composerproducer launched a new music education application Tuesday called Playground Sessions, which teaches users how to play the piano. He said the app will help children and adults learn how to read music and understand the mechanics of piano playing. Theres such a need for this, Jones said in an interview last week. The concept is brand-new. I have been praying for this for a long time. It has a learning concept similar to Rosetta Stone. Im blown away by this. Playground Sessions is a musical app with real-time feedback and video tutorials from pianist David Sides. It features about 70 popular songs by Beyonce and Justin Bieber, and well-known tunes like Katy Perrys Firework and Frank Sinatras New York, New York. Jones, who produced Michael Jacksons Thriller and other successful albums, hopes Playground Sessions will have an impact on music education programs in schools around the world. One of first schools that will use the app is Jones alma mater, Garfield High School in Seattle. Our kids in this country know less than any other country, Jones said of music education in the United States. We need something like Playground Sessions to push us forward. Chris Vance, who co-created the app and founded Playground Sessions, got together with Jones more than a year ago after working alone on the application for three years. He said Jones immediately saw a vision for the product and wanted to make learning music a fun experience. Vance also said Sides was an easy pick when he was selecting a pianist for the project. Jones calls Sides a very talented piano player who has an engaging personality. I wish I had someone like him teaching me how to play the piano, Jones said of Sides, known for his popular piano covers on YouTube, including his rendition of OneRepublics Apologize, which has garnered more than 10 million views. Associated Press Music producer Quincy Jones said he has co-created the music version of Rosetta Stone. The 80year-old composer launched a new music education application Tuesday called Playground Sessions, which teaches users how to play the piano. Birthday The course youre presently steering looks to be good, with indications of a number of rewards waiting when you reach port. Be careful not to make any unwarranted changes, because then it would be another story. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Guard against a strong inclination to reward the undeserving while overlooking the virtuous. Aries (March 21-April 19) This could be a disconcerting day, because you can quickly go from being inspired to being disenchanted. Unless you get a handle on your moods, theyll hamper you greatly. Taurus (April 20-May 20) You could do yourself a great disservice by reacting impulsively and blindly allowing one of your hunches to direct your actions. Check things out first. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If youve been borrowing things lately, such as tools, materials or even cash, its best to clear matters up by returning everything as soon as possible. Youll feel better about yourself. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Taken alone, your judgment isnt too bad, but you must be careful not to be swayed by another who doesnt have your best interest in mind. Dont believe everything that youre told. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Dont be impatient if your fellow man doesnt grasp the essence of an idea as quickly as youd like. It wont hurt you to repeat what isnt understood at first. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Normally, you are an extremely prudent and pragmatic person, but today you could become intrigued with a financial affair that could be extremely risky. Tread slowly. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) When making a major household purchase, you should take things slowly. If youre unsure about your choice, temporarily walk away and dismiss it from your mind until youre positive. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) This could be one of those days when you could benefit from putting off what you dont feel like doing, especially if its something extremely distasteful to you. Time will take care of it. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Be extremely careful when handling the resources of another as well as your own. Indifference on your part could prove to be more costly than you thought. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Although you are usually a good salesperson, this might not be true at present due to carelessness. You could do or say something that would cause your prospect to back off. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) There is a strong likelihood that you could reveal something that you promised to keep secret. Keep a tight hold on your lips. From wire reports Amy LocaneBovenizer Alec Baldwin Clive Davis Today in HISTORY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 8 Fantasy 5: 13 15 17 20 24 5-of-53 winners$68,689.59 4-of-5334$99.50 3-of-59,462$9.50 Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2013. There are 314 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On Feb. 20, 2003, a fire sparked by pyrotechnics broke out during a concert by the group Great White at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., killing 100 people and injuring about 200 others. On this date: In 1792, President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office. In 1839, Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia. In 1862, William Wallace Lincoln, the 11-year-old son of President Abraham Lincoln and first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, died at the White House, apparently of typhoid fever. In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act which excluded idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons from being admitted to the United States. In 1933, Congress proposed the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to repeal Prohibition. In 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercurys Friendship 7 spacecraft. In 1971, the National Emergency Warning Center in Colorado erroneously ordered U.S. radio and TV stations off the air; some stations heeded the alert, which was not lifted for about 40 minutes. Ten years ago: Former Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Patrick Regan was convicted in Alexandria, Va., of offering to sell U.S. intelligence to Iraq and China but acquitted of attempted spying for Libya. (Regan was later sentenced to life without parole.) Five years ago: A U.S. Navy cruiser blasted a disabled spy satellite with a pinpoint missile strike that achieved the main mission of exploding a tank of toxic fuel 130 miles above the Pacific Ocean. One year ago: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev held an unprecedented meeting with opposition leaders, who said they were encouraged by his promises to make it easier for anti-Kremlin parties to take part in elections. Todays Birthdays: Gloria Vanderbilt is 89. Author-screenwriter Richard Matheson is 87. Actor Sidney Poitier is 86. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 79. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 76. Singer-songwriter Buffy SainteMarie is 72. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 71. Actress Sandy Duncan is 67. Rock musician J. Geils is 67. Actor Peter Strauss is 66. Rock singer-musicianproducer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 63. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 59. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 59. Country singer Leland Martin is 56. Actor James Wilby is 55. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 54. Comedian Joel Hodgson is 53. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 50. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 50. Actor Willie Garson is 49. Actor French Stewart is 49. Actor Ron Eldard is 48. Model Cindy Crawford is 47. Actor Andrew Shue is 46. Actress Lili Taylor is 46. Singer Brian Littrell is 38. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 35. Actor Jay Hernandez is 35. Singer Rihanna is 25. Thought for Today: There is no hope of joy except in human relations. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French author-aviator (1900-1944). 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 20, 2013 Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. There will be a British invasion of the main stage at Bonnaroo this year. Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons are among the headliners for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The four-day festival, held on a rural 700-acre farm, always features an eclectic roster, but the June 13-16 event is even more varied than usual. Returnees Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers also hold down a headliner spot. Then things get a little crazy with R&B star R. Kelly, alternative queen Bjork and Wu-Tang Clan celebrating its 20th anniversary. Wilco, Pretty Lights, The Lumineers, The National, The xx, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Nas and ZZ Top also top the list announced Tuesday by Weird Al Yankovic via Bonnaroos YouTube channel. Tickets go on sale at noon EST on Saturday. McCartney, the former Beatle and recent frontman of Sirvana, will be making his first appearance at the event. Mumford & Sons, fresh off its album of the year win at the Grammy Awards, return to Bonnaroo after a memorable 2011 second-stage performance that stretched more than an hour, drew friends Old Crow Medicine Show and had fans hanging off fences to get a better view. Other top-of-the-list performers include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Animal Collective, Daniel Tosh, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Passion Pit and Grizzly Bear. The festival hosts more than 120 acts. More will be announced later. There are a few curiosities on the list. Glam-punk Billy Idol and Odd Future member and mystery man Earl Sweatshirt are scheduled to perform. Jim James will host a Soul SuperJam with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Fans of roots rock, Americana and folk-leaning acoustic music will have more than Mumford and The Lumineers to focus on. Also scheduled to perform are Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, John Fullbright, Of Monsters and Men, Calexico, JD McPherson, Father John Misty and The Tallest Man on Earth. McCartney, Mumford top Bonnaroo lineup C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Quincy Jones launches music education app Associated Press Former Beatle Paul McCartney will make his first appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in June.


Looking For A New Friend?Shop our Pets column in the Classified Section. 794601 Darrick Buettner GUEST COLUMN Education continues after high school Were at a point where going to college shouldnt be an automatic decision for all students coming out of high school Rob Port, newspaper columnist. C urrently, the push is underway for all high school students to be college ready upon graduation. I staunchly defend the right for all students to have the opportunity to go to college. With the cost of college rising, is going to college immediately after high school always the best option for all students? A report, American Dream 2.0 funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation found 46 percent of those who enter a U.S. college fail to graduate within six years. Thats 46 percent! Many start college, take out loans and then fail to get the degree, but still are saddled with loan payments. Mario Lozoya, director of government relations for Toyota of Texas, in San Antonia, notes not everyone in high school wants to go to college, but each graduate still needs a high-quality education, according to an article on the KUTX Texas website. He said Toyota needs more of them. Over 80 percent of our employees require a high school diploma or less, but still need the cognitive skills of science, engineering, technology and math to be successful, said Lozoya. Good jobs are currently available that do not require a four-year college education. Unfortunately, with the push to make every student college-ready, emphasis on career and technical education gets pushed aside. By focusing only on getting students ready for college, we are hurting both students who prefer a nontraditional track and businesses that need qualified employees, but cannot find them. Recognizing this growing disconnect, state Rep. Jimmie T. Smith started a task force on career and technical education in 2010, and then expanded the task force with school board member Thomas Kennedy in late 2012, with a specific mission: for all students to graduate high school and have post-secondary career options that include job-ready skills or continued studies that develop job-ready skills and lead to workforce opportunities. For this reason, Rep. Smith has introduced House Bill (HB) 133. The intent of this bill is to gain knowledge of what skills specific businesses need and then provide regional flexibility to school districts to allow them to prepare students for the workforce, while simultaneously giving them the rigorous education necessary so these students can further their education in the future if they desire. See BUETTNER / Page C2 E DUCATION Section C WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Global learning M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerHERNANDO Ashlynn Ramirez took her first-grade class on a world-wind tour of the United States and foreign countries without ever leaving their Hernando Elementary School classroom. Ramirez is a big fan of Skype, which allows visual communication via the Internet. Many teachers use Skype as part of their lesson plans, allowing students to interact with and ask questions of authors, government leaders and other students virtually anywhere. Her two-day adventure last week included visits to Sri Lanka, South Africa and Brooklyn, N.Y. Alas, it didnt all go as planned. An attempted hookup with Marine Cpl. Darnell Ross, who is stationed in Afghanistan, never really worked despite several attempts. Ramirez tried to keep a positive attitude for her class and another class visiting for the hookup. Sometimes with technology you have to be patient, she said. It will work if youre patient. Were calling halfway around the world. Contact with Cpl. Ross, who is from Inverness and went to Citrus High School with Ramirez and her husband, was made, though too brief to allow even one question. The Chronicle asked Ramirez to explain her Skype program, and this is some of what she sent via email: I have been planning this event since last year since I did this event last year and aimed to do it much larger than last year. I decided to make it span over two days, reaching six continents, 10 countries, and 10 states, all in two days of school. I went online and found teachers and professionals on Twitter, and Education/Skype.com and found people also. Some of the connections were personal connections for myself and my co-teacher Ms. Bladon. Overall, in the past two days, we conducted 24 Skypes, and out of the 24 Skypes, there was only one glitch with technology, and that was the one that you witnessed. The Marine wrote us an email immediately after the attempt and explained it was a little after midnight there, and he ran two blocks to the USO to use their computers, and he felt awful for missing his scheduled time. He said he will schedule a Skype with us again, soon so we greatly look forward to that. However, the article might be better if you had the opportunity to talk about all of the places we did actually get to Skype, being that was our only technological difficulty. I had all but two students get dropped off (Friday) morning at 7:30 a.m. to watch a cultural dance from Rambukah, Sri Lanka, and they also heard a little girl in school sing a song in her native language, MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Students in Ashlynn Ramirezs Hernando Elementary School classroom cross their fingers Friday afternoon hoping to give some pos itive energy while their teacher tries to connect via Skype with U.S. Marine Cpl. Darnell Ross, originally from Inverness. While the students didnt get to link up for very long with the Marine, they did get a few moments to video chat. Skype allows Hernando Elementary first-graders to circle the world Special to the Chronicle The two-day Skype itinerary for Ashlynn Ramirezs first-grade class included visits to several U.S. states and foreign countries. See SKYPE / Page C2 New test effective Jan. 1, 2014 Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. Adults whove begun working toward their GED are being urged to finish up this year, before the test for a high school equivalency diploma changes and they have to start all over. GED Testing Service will introduce a new version of the test, given nationwide, on Jan. 1, 2014. Developers said the first major changes since 2002 will align the test with the new Common Core curricula adopted by most states to increase college and career readiness. It also will shift testtaking from pencil and paper to computer. Joyce Monroe, 24, is feeling the pressure as she puts in dozens of hours in class every week at the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center. Two practice tests showed shes ready for writing and science but needs slightly more work in math, along with social studies and language arts. Im really trying to get in before it changes. Im so close, said Monroe, who said she left high Associated Press Student Deloris Rainey, left, works with teacher Erin Pustulka in a GED preparation class recently in Buffalo, N.Y. See GED / Page C2 GED changes coming next year Middle school girls take action against hate M ONICA D RAKE The Oakland Press (Pontiac)OAKLAND TOWNSHIP Mich. After a hate list was written in the girls bathroom at Oakview Middle School, four students decided they wanted to do something to make the girls feel good about themselves instead. The eighth-graders went to school almost an hour early and hung posters in every girls bathroom and locker room in the Oakland Township school. At a sleepover, the girls made 16 neon colored posters with the words Take what you need on top. The poster was set up like a For sale sign with tabs across the bottom that girls could rip off. On the tabs were written words such as love, hope, strength, courage, understanding, loyalty and patience. Afterward, the entire school was talking about these posters. By the end of the day, all 160 of the tabs were gone. The middle school girls would meet in the hallways, talking about the word Associated Press Isabella Griesser, left, Abbey Burk, Courtney Kohlstedt and Abbie Wise, all 13, are photographed with a poster they made at Oakview Middle School in Oakland Township, Mich. The four girls, who made posters to help girls feel better about themselves, went to school early last week and hung them up anonymously throughout the school. See HATE / Page C2


school before graduating for family reasons and is trying to set an example for her 5-year-old daughter. I dont want to start all over. That would make me want to drop GED like I did high school. Those who administer the test have begun to alert the million or so adults who have passed some but not all of the five parts of the current test to complete the missing sections by Dec. 31. If not, their scores will expire and theyll have to begin again under the new program Jan. 1. If they are in the pipeline, they need to get it done, said Dr. Danis Gehl, education director at the University at Buffalos Educational Opportunity Center. There is also financial incentive to complete the GED this year. At $120, the computer-based version is double the cost of the current test. Several states subsidize some or all of the expense but the student share is widely expected to rise. About 700,000 people take the GED exam yearly in the United States, said Armando Diaz, spokesman for Washington-based GED Testing Service, the trademarked tests creator. About 72 percent passing to earn their states high school equivalency credential. More than 1 million people are expected to try in 2013 in advance of the change, a number that could strain preparation programs and testing sites. Although the General Education Development exam has undergone regular updates since being introduced in 1942, the upcoming changes are the most dramatic yet. We see that higher ed has new standards, the workforce, the economys changing, said Diaz. We decided its time to completely give the testing program a facelift. Instead of five sections, the test will be re-aligned into four: reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science and social studies. The current stand-alone essay section will be incorporated into writing assignments within the language arts and social studies sections, Diaz said. I dont think its going to be a harder test, I just think were testing different skills, he said. Tashia Malone of Buffalo is taking no chances, spending her mornings at the Seneca Babcock Community Centers preparation class in hopes of sitting for the two-day test in May. I should have done it already. Procrastination is my middle name, said Malone, 34, who dropped out of high school when she became pregnant. I heard its going to be a lot harder and cost more next year so I want to get it in now. EOC Executive Director Julius Gregg Adams suggested that adults unfamiliar with the Common Core standards, a uniform school curriculum heavier on writing and content analysis, may be more comfortable getting the test out of the way this year, though hes reluctant to say the new test will be harder. The current test more than likely reflects learning standards that individuals have been exposed to when they were in secondary education, he said. The Common Core standards more than likely probably reflect standards that individuals have not been exposed to. In New York City, the Fund for Public Advocacyled Campaign to Finish has set up a hotline to refer students for tutoring, targeting those whove taken the test before but havent passed all sections. Its going to be more difficult. Its going to cost more money next year, so I think that motivates people, said Juan Santos, 34, who is preparing for the GED in Methuen, Mass., with the goal of becoming a police officer in Florida. I couldnt believe I waited so long. While the GED, initially developed for U.S. military personnel who had not completed high school, is the pathway recognized by every state toward a high school equivalency diploma, New York and other states are exploring development of an alternative. Without the computer infrastructure statewide to test large numbers of people and one of the lowest pass rates in the nation, at 59.4 percent, New York has solicited bids for development of a test that would maintain the paper and pencil option for the time being and more slowly phase in the Common Core standards. Sinhalese. This was the first time these students in a rainforest school have used their English to speak to students in America. After that we spoke to a man in Cape Town, South Africa who gave us much information about the students he taught, and it was incredible for the students. The kids absolutely become enthralled with the cultural differences. After listening to the little girl sing from Sri Lanka, they spoke about how brave she had to have been to sing to us. When we Skyped the children in Mexico they were so impressed that the students were bilingual, and thought their English was amazing. They learned a lesson in courage and cultural appreciation, and I believe it is a life lesson that they will carry with them forever. Technology is the language of this generation. When using technology, I believe it can bridge many gaps, and bring people together. Please message me back for any additional information. Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. C2 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E DUCATION Is Your Restaurant Starving For Customers?Make a reservation for your ad by calling 1-352-563-5592 000DWGC 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 FAMOUS BURGER & FRIES $ 5.95 1 POUND SNOW CRABS $ 9.99 1 1 4 POUND LIVE MAINE LOBSTER $ 14.99 10 FRIED SHRIMP AND FRIES $ 7.99 3:00 6:00 PM EARLY BIRDS $ 9.95 at Plantation on Crystal River 9301 W. 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Citrus County has jobs available. We need to make sure our school system has necessary flexibility from the Florida Department of Education to make sure we can give high school students the opportunity to get these jobs and still further their education in the future. If you would like to add to this task force discussion, please do not hesitate to contact either Thomas Kennedy at the school board or Rep. Jimmie T. Smith. Darrick Buettner is the coordinator of the International Baccalaureate program at Lecanto High School. BUETTNER Continued from Page C1 GED Continued from Page C1 SKYPE Continued from Page C1 they took and wondering who put these posters up in the bathrooms. And these four girls, while trying to keep a straight face, kept the secret wanting to remain anonymous. That was until one of their parents called The Oakland Press, wanting to recognize the four girls for what they did. And, on Thursday afternoon, the four friends Abbie Wise, Isabella Griesser, Courtney Kohlstedt and Abbey Burk were surprised at their school. Griesser said, We werent looking for extra attention for what we did. Wise said this project has brought the four of them closer together. She said, in between her classes, she would go to the bathroom to see what girls were saying. Girls would say, This made my day. I wonder who did this. I hope they do it again. And Wise just pretended she had no idea. It was amazing seeing people walking around with it in their hands, she said. The girls said they want to do something like this every month. We were going to put sticky notes on the mirrors, like Youre beautiful and Youre smart, said Kohlstedt. Not every girl, every day, has a guy tell her shes beautiful or someone to tell her shes beautiful. Sometimes, all you have to do is read it or know you are, even if nobody tells you. Kohlstedt said several of her friends have had notes shoved into the top of their lockers with the words, Youre ugly or Youre fat written inside. Burk said a lot of girls in their class think that beauty is the only thing that matters. Everyone is unique in their own way. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. You dont have to fit in with everybody else. And sometimes you just need to have someone tell you, Burk said. Oakview Vice Principal Sarah Perry said there have been mean messages written on the bathroom walls this year directly targeting individual girls. She said she knows how badly this hurts. When kids told me, Did you hear about whats going on in the bathroom? My first reaction was, Uh-oh. I feel an obligation to take care of the kids, and I know the whole staff feels that way, said Perry. But to hear something good, it was not just a sigh of relief, but goose bumps. And to hear the reactions of students, it brought tears to my eyes how excited the kids were to take those positive messages. Perry said she is so proud of the girls, and she hopes this will inspire others to do something similar. They just came in early and watched the reactions. They just wanted to make other people happy and put other people first, she said. HATEContinued from Page C1 MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Ashlynn Ramirez claps Friday after successfully linking up with U.S. Marine Cpl. Darnell Ross, who was on Skype from a remote military base in Afghanistan. There is also financial incentive to complete the GED this year. At $120, the computer-based version is double the cost of the current test. Not every girl, every day, has a guy or someone to tell her shes beautiful. Courtney Kohlstedt one of four girls who made posters. 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E DUCATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 C3 000DPY1 000DV3N featuring featuring Billy Lindsey Billy Lindsey as The King as The King 000DTKC S P R I N G SPRING F L I N G FLING C R A F T CRAFT S H O W SHOW Saturday February 23rd 9am to 3 pm Free Admission Free Parking For Information 860-2598 Crystal River National Guard Armory Crystal River National Guard Armory Across from Home Depot Across from Home Depot 8551 West Venable Street 8551 West Venable Street Food & Beverages Available Handmade Gift Drawings All Day! Citrus County Craft Council 23rd Annual Craft Show Sponsoring The Boys & Girls Club of Citrus County H ONORS Allyson Vrabel, of Crystal River, was named to the deans list at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., during the fall 2012 semester. To qualify for the deans list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate and must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. F UNDRAISERS 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 The Festival of the Arts Committee is offering $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from any Citrus County high school or homeschooled graduating seniors who are interested in continuing their education in the visual arts. Applications may be obtained from their high school guidance counselors or call Jaret at 352-726-0366. Applications must be returned to the Festival of the Arts Committee by April 8. Citrus 20/20 Inc., in support of its Youth Needs aspiration, is offering a $500 scholarship for academic year 2013-14 for collegebound students who have fulfilled the requirements for graduation from an accredited Citrus County secondary school. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on their SAT/ACT score, GPA, anticipated major, community involvement, extracurricular activities and written essay. Applicants selected as finalists will be interviewed and evaluated by the Citrus 20/20 scholarship committee. Award of the scholarship is contingent upon verification of the recipients enrollment at an institution of higher learning accredited to confer a baccalaureate degree by its office of admissions. Applicants may obtain the scholarship application by visiting the Citrus 20/20s website at www.citrus2020.org or from their high school guidance counselor. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., March 15. Applications may be submitted by email to info.citrus2020@ gmail.com or mailed to Citrus 20/20 Inc., P.O. Box 1141 Lecanto, FL 34460-1141. For more information, call Lace Blue-McLean at 352201-0149. The Citrus County Shooting Club is offering scholarship money to students graduating from Citrus County high schools who are planning on a career in some form of law enforcement. Interested students may inquire at their schools guidance office. Applications are available at the clubs website at www.ccsc.us, or by calling Jim Echlin at 352-746-0806, or Luis Michaels at 352-7462414. 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 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. 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, first-served 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 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. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should 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. Sherrie Geick is offering scrapbooking classes at Whispering Pines Park recreation building. The all-day class fee is $25; the 1/2-day class fee is $12.50. Bring your own supplies. The classes are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Class dates are: April 20, May 18, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. For information, call the park office at 352-726-3913 or go to www.inverness-fl.gov. Beginning Genealogy a four-week class to get participants started on collecting family histories, is slated for 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The fee is $20. The class meets at Whispering Pines Park Recreation Building. One week will be spent at the library using its resources. Jackie Reiss is the instructor. For more information, call 352-726-3913 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Withlacoochee Technical Institute is offering GED prep classes Classes are $30 per term and are offered during the day and evening in many locations in Citrus County. In addition to GED preparation classes, adult education students are also offered free career counseling, and financial aid and post-secondary application assistance, as well as free child care for eligible adult education parents. ESOL classes are available for those wanting to learn to speak, read and write English. Tuition scholarships are available to qualified candidates. For information, contact Student Services at 352-726-2430 ext. 4326 or ext. 4363, or online at www.wtionline.cc/programs. htm#adult. Withlacoochee Technical Institute would like input from community members regarding what classes they would like to see offered at the school. To offer suggestions, log on to www.wti online.cc, then click on Community Education and fill out a suggestion form. Join the excitement as the Homosassa Public Library begins a new Celebrate Reading program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Celebrate Reading is a session consisting of two programs geared toward helping preschool and elementary school-age children develop literacy skills, improve their reading and gain a love of books. The first program, PAWS to Read, gives children the opportunity to build confidence in their reading ability by reading aloud to a certified therapist. The second program, Reading Pals, pairs teens and younger children together. Teens read storybooks aloud to one or two younger children at a time. Children may wish to draw or write about a story they like. Listening to stories, talking about stories and reading aloud are great ways to improve literacy skills while having a good time. For information, call the youth librarian at 352-628-5626. Citrus County Parks & Recreation is offering baton classes at the Citrus Springs Community Center. Classes are open to all girls and boys ages 4 to college age. No experience is necessary. For information, call Diane Sorvillo at 352-5276540. All classes are taught by Sorvillo, a former Majorette Queen of America and twotime national champion. Classes and times are: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. New Beginners (ages 4 to 7). 5:30 to 6:15 Competitive team class. 6:15 to 7 p.m. Solo competitive class. 7 to 7:45 p.m. New Beginners (ages 8 and older). Class fees are $32 per month, or two different classes for $45. Free tutoring is available from state-approved providers to students who scored a Level 1 or Level 2 on the Reading or Math FCAT last spring at all Citrus County Elementary Schools and the Renaissance Center (Title I schools). Enrollment forms will be See CHALK / Page C4


C4 W EDNESDAY, F EBRUARY20, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E DUCATION From Noon Friday, March 8 To Sunset Sunday, March 10 at Sertoma Youth Ranch at On-Site Camping Entertainment by Floridas Best Songwriters and Singers Florida Songwriting Contest Workshops Arts and Crafts Food Childrens Activities Bring your Lawn Chairs Rain or Shine 000DUJJ Will McLean Music Festival 2013 For camping information, call 352-465-2167. For more about the festival visit www.willmclean.com 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 000DS6K Spring Passion For Fashions with Lunch The Garden Club of Crystal River presents Saturday March 2, 2013 Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club Adult & Children Spring Wear Fashions by JCPenney For more information call 795-6790 mailed to all qualifying families. Tutoring is available after school, at day care sites or community centers, in home or online. Spaces are limited, so if requests for free tutoring exceed the amount of funding available, the school district will prioritize services. Neither the Florida Department of Education nor the school district promotes or endorses any particular Supplemental Educational Services provider. For information, call Maribeth Smith at 352-7261931, ext. 2321. Citrus Macintosh Users Groups classes in February will be iPad iPhoto on Tuesday, Feb. 26, taught by Jack Colson, and Pages on Thursday, Feb. 28, taught by Curtis Herrin. Classes are $10, single; $15, family; and $20, nonmember. Workshops: iDevices on Thursday, Feb. 21; with the lab/tune-up on Thursday, Feb. 28. Lab and workshops are for members only and are free. Time, location and other information for classes, workshops and lab are posted at cmugonline.com in the News and Events section. CMUG is an all-volunteer, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people in our area become familiar with their Macs and iDevices (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch). The membership year is January to December, and annual dues for CMUG are: $20, single; $30, family; and $10, student. For more information about CMUG, visit cmugonline.com and go to the About Us and News and Events sections, or contact President Alan Wentzell at 352-302-5864 or cmugpres@gmail.com. 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. Windows 7 Basic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, April 1 and 8. This is a basic class for students who wish to review Windows 7. The classes will cover tasks commonly used in Windows 7. Cost is $20 for members; $25 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 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. Take Stock in Children of Citrus County is seeking male and female role models to help support new student scholars who will enter the program in the Spring. The program, sponsored by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, offers deserving youths in Citrus County a college scholarship and a caring mentor. Take Stock scholars join the program in the sixth, seventh grade or eighth grade and are assigned a mentor who meets with them once a week, during regular school hours, and helps the student achieve the goal of a graduating from high school and going to college. The next mentor training is in March. For information, call Pat Lancaster, program coordinator, at 352-422-2348 or 352-344-0855. The Citrus County YMCA is currently seeking to connect community volunteers through their Y Community Champions program. The Y Community Champions program embraces volunteers to help in a variety of areas with the YMCA organization. The benefits of volunteering include personal development, health and wellness, building relationships and having a community connection. Volunteers are currently needed in the areas of coaching, program assistants, special events and office administration. All volunteers must undergo a background screening. To volunteer at the YMCA, call 352-637-0132, or stop by the office at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway in Beverly Hills. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County are now registering children for the beforeand afterschool programs at each club. Clubs open as early as 6 a.m. for before-school programming, with children remaining until the school bus transports them to their respective schools. Buses also transport children in the afternoon when school is out to the clubs for the afterschool program, with parents picking up children by 6 p.m. To register a child or to learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County programs, call the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Club at 352-270-8841, the Robert Halleen Boys & Girls Club at 352-795-8624, or the Evelyn Waters Boys & Girls Clubs at 352-341-2507, or the administrative office at 352-6219225. Hernando Elementary School is looking for donations of working Kindles Nooks, iPod Touches, iPads, Internet tablets, digital cameras and digital recording devices to be used by students in the classroom. If you have any used but working electronic devices from the list above or would like to donate a new electronic device, contact Heather Bone or Laura Manos at 352-726-1833 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. To contact someone outside of these hours, call Heather Bone at 352-4624768. Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County Central Ridge and Robert Halleen clubs seek mentors to work with their members. The two clubs have received federal grants through Boys & Girls Clubs of America, allowing mentors to come into the clubs to serve as tutors and special friends of members. All mentors will undergo complete background security checks with fingerprinting. Cost of background checks will be covered in most cases through grant funding by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. Mentors may be assigned more than one child. A training session will be done prior to mentoring. All mentoring will take place at the club sites. Those who are interested, may call Amy Stonestreet at 352-270-8841 or Lane Vick at 352-621-9225. CHALK Continued from Page C3 Movie flops, but creators hope it spurs activism Associated PressJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The movie Wont Back Down starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis was a box-office dud, barely earning $5 million and disappearing from theaters soon after its September 2012 release. But the films creators, and a cadre of influential admirers, have more than ticket sales in mind. They hope the classroom drama about two single moms in Pittsburgh trying to save their kids failing inner-city school also sparks a wave of activism while igniting widespread legal changes to give parents more control over how their children learn. Wont Back Down is the centerpiece of a national six-month, U.S. Chamber of Commerce tour of major cities and state capitals, including Albany, N.Y, Indianapolis, Phoenix and San Diego. Business leaders and education reform groups want to leverage the films message into broader policy changes modeled on Californias 2010 parent trigger law, which allows a simple majority of petition-signing parents to fire principals, boot out poor teachers, take over failing schools and convert them to public charter schools often operated as private businesses. The private screenings allow the business groups Institute for a Competitive Workforce and lobbyists from organizations such as StudentsFirst, the education reform group created by former Washington, D.C. superintendent Michelle Rhee, to woo state lawmakers over beer and finger sandwiches, as was the case recently in Jefferson City. Only a handful of Missouri lawmakers watched the movie, and not many more showed up at an education panel discussion the next morning at a Jefferson City art gallery. But on Thursday, one week later, Speaker of the House Tim Jones filed a parent trigger bill that would allow parents at schools ranking in the bottom 20 percent on state standardized tests to petition for charter status, or gain authority to fire teachers and principals. Jones filed a similar bill last year that didnt advance out of committee. Children should not be the victims of the ZIP code they live in when their education is at stake, the Eureka Republican said. I dont think parents would go such a route unless they have exhausted all other remedies because it is a drastic remedy. But its only going to be utilized in drastic situations. So I think parents should be the ones who are ultimately in charge of their childrens education, and not bureaucrats. The film was produced by Walden Media, a growing studio that also made the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman, another movie education reformers hoped would spark change. Waiting for Superman really talked to the policy wonks, Chip Flaherty, the studios executive vice president and publisher, told an audience at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington, D.C., think tank. What were trying to do here is to get the folks on the couch, the folks who havent really thought about education, even though its the most important issue of our time. The films promotional materials include a grassroots toolkit that encourages inspired viewers to Stand Up. Speak Out. Fight for Something Better. Whether that message is taking root remains to be seen. Critics largely pilloried Wont Back Down for its two-dimensional portrayal of bungling bureaucrats, contract-bound teachers unwilling to stay late to help struggling students and villainous teachers unions led by conniving, blackmailing bosses. At the Missouri viewing, where former teachers outnumbered current lawmakers, several audience members said the film does a disservice to professional educators. I dont know of any teacher who could get their work done without putting in extra time, said state Rep. Judy Morgan, a Kansas City Democrat who spent nearly four decades as a teacher and union organizer. I saw very hard-working people in the 39 years I worked in teaching. Thats not what I saw in the movie. Seven states have enacted a version of parent trigger: California, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas. More than 20 states have considered such measures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Georgia and Tennessee are among the states where lawmakers are currently considering parent control legislation. In California, parents at a Los Angeles elementary school recently submitted the states third challenge under the influential law. The two previous cases, in the southern California cities of Compton and Adelanto, have been mired by legal fights and staunch opposition from teachers and administrators. Teacher unions have been the most vocal critics of Wont Back Down, staging protests at a New York premiere and organizing competing parent workshops. Flaherty, whose studio is named after Walden Pond and is best known for The Chronicle of Narnia series as well as childrens films such as Charlottes Web, and Bridge to Terabithia, said the companys latest effort is driven by a desire for change, not ideology. Associated Press Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, left, and Viola Davis attend the premiere of their film Won't Back Down, in New York. The movie was a box-office dud, but its creators have more than ticket sales in mind. They hope the classroom drama about two single moms in Pittsburgh trying to save their kids failing inner-city school also sparks a wave of activism while igniting widespread legal changes giving parents more control over how their children learn.


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