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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: 02-26-2013
Copyright Date: 2006
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
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FEBRUARY 26, 2013 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOL. 118 ISSUE 203 50 CITRUS COUNTY Dominant: Citrus lifters claim county title /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH 75 LOW 54 Mostly cloudy with showers likely. PAGE A4 TODAY& next morning TUESDAY at VILLAGE TOYOTA NEW 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA 000E3OU $ 14,995 See Pg. C12 000DY3O INDEX Comics..................................C8 Community............................C6 Crossword..............................C7 Editorial..............................A10 Entertainment........................B4 Horoscope..............................B4 Lottery Numbers....................B3 Lottery Payouts......................B6 Movies..................................C8 Obituaries..............................A6 Classifieds..............................C9 TV Listings............................C7 Killer gets stay Execution halted temporarily Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A federal appellate court on Monday temporarily stopped the execution of a drug trafficker convicted of killing a Florida state trooper with a pipe bomb. What began as a routine traffic stop on Interstate 10 in rural north Florida quickly escalated into the killing of the trooper and launched a multistate investigation that unraveled a major crack cocaine ring 21 years ago. That chain of events was set to end with the execution Tuesday of South Florida drug trafficker Paul Augustus Howell, 47, for murdering Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jimmy Fulford on Feb. 1, 1992. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, though, stayed the execution that was scheduled for 6 p.m. at Adams: Fire Wesch M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Two weeks after calling for County Administrator Brad Thorpes head, Commissioner Scott Adams has his sights set on another high-ranking government official. Adams said Monday he will make a motion during todays county commission meeting to fire County Attorney Richard Wesch, citing what Adams believes is an over-reliance on outside counsel and consultants. We need to get rid of the county attorney, Adams said. I feel weve got so much outside attorneys doing simple things. If were going to delegate it out, we need to eliminate the county attorneys position. Adams said he is particularly A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerImagine Allen and Carol Tallmans shock when they received a letter from Social Security Administration stating: As per Allens request, his Social Security check, which has been directly deposited in his bank for 22 years, is now changing to another bank. We said, Wait a minute. We didnt request that, Mrs. Tallman said. The couple scurried to the Social Security office in Ocala to address the apparent identity theft visited on Tallman, 84. Thankfully, Social Security was able to stop it, but all we kept thinking is What would Con artists target Social Security Richard Wesch county attorney. Scott Adams county commissioner. Commissioner concerned about legal outsourcing N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Call them the sisterhood of the traveling tricked-out, vintage, retro trailers, a ladies-only group who meet at campsites across the nation to share adventures, stories, ideas and/or a pot of coffee or bottle of wine. Sisters on the Fly was started by two real-life sisters who took a flyfishing trip to Montana together in 1999. They had so much fun they invited some friends along on their next trip and thought, Wouldnt it be fun to camp in restored vintage trailers? Friends invited friends on each trip and now 14 years later the group has grown to 3,500 women from all over the U.S., Canada, England and even Australia. We get to do things we never do by ourselves, like swimming with manatees, kayaking, ziplining, said Paula Grimstead, sister from Lake Butler who served as hostess for a Sisters on the Fly camping event at Crystal Isles RV Resort in Crystal River this past weekend. Theres an event somewhere around the country just about every weekend, she said. About 23 women came from as far away as Ohio and Pennsylvania this past weekend and graciously gave tours of their kitschy homes on wheels to curious passersby. Upon arriving, each woman set up her own space according to her theme bookmobile, See WESCH / Page A2 See SCAM / Page A8 NANCY KENNEDY /Chronicle Swanee Owen, from Unadilla, Ga., sits in front of a sheep wagon she has converted into a camper. Shes part of a group called Sisters on the Fly, women from around the nation who meet up at various campsites in their restored and tricked-out campers. This past weekend a group of sisters camped at Crystal Isles RV Resort in Crystal River. Women share camaraderie during camping trips in vintage trailers Morgan, a 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier, shares a 1942 Tourette Tear Drop trailer with Gale Domanico of Largo on Sisters on the Fly events. One of the customs at a Sisters on the Fly event is to create a still-life tableau. Carol Youourski has a collection of trailer pottery made by her real sister and fellow sister Sally Weber. See SISTERS / Page A5 See STAY / Page A5

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upset about payments to Tampa attorney Fred Busack for the County Road 491 widening project. The project includes obtaining donations of right of way, developing a medical corridor and redesigning drainage along the stretch of roadway between C.R. 486 and State Road 44. Weve given Busack over $300,000 on 491 and we dont have the first signed contract as of two weeks ago, Adams said. Thats the peoples money. I feel like weve got an open pocketbook to Fred Busack. I feel its a real cozy relationship. Were not getting what were paying for. Wesch, a former county administrator, became county attorney in 2010 and is paid about $121,000. Wesch said Monday Adams doesnt understand his duties and has made no attempt at learning the attorneys role. He said Adams doesnt want him included in the commissioners weekly briefings and they rarely speak to each other outside commission meetings. Its unfortunate the commissioner continues on this campaign of distraction, Wesch said. I think a full-time county attorney in a county this size is imperative. I stand by my body of work. Adams, elected in the August primary, is a constant and public critic of Thorpe, Wesch, top county staff and even fellow commissioners. During a debate Feb. 12 about county vehicles, Adams abruptly made a motion to fire Thorpe after the administrator challenged him to do so. The motion died for lack of a second. Board Chairman Joe Meek, who chastised Adams for his attempts to oust Thorpe, was aghast when told Monday Adams planned to seek Weschs removal. Thats extremely unfortunate to hear, Meek said. Its another example of him attempting to cause chaos and disruption. As chairman of the board, Im dedicated to working to solve the issues we have in front of us as a county. Im not going to let this turn into a circus sideshow. Adams, who has more than 300 followers of his Facebook page, sent a letter to the editor (See Page A11) in response to a column by Chronicle Publisher Gerry Mulligan in Sundays newspaper. In it, Adams complained of cronyism between commissioners and top staff, and suggested a grand jury be convened to see whats really going on. Adams, in an interview Monday, said commissioners and top staff have become too friendly with each other to make hard decisions about cutting staff. Adams said he thinks the administration should be reduced by six to nine positions, though he said he suggested Thorpe decide where those cuts should come. Bosses arent supposed to patronize with the employees, he said. When were so cozy, we start not being able to direct and make the proper judgment calls because the relationship blurs your vision. Adams said he criticizes commissioners because he blames them for the county now being faced with millions of dollars in budget cuts. Its misconduct on their part not to have already done this, he said. Weve got this thing on auto-drive and what its done, its become so comfortable on auto-drive, its out of control. As a new commissioner, I see it. Meek was incredulous that Adams would suggest a grand jury investigation. That is simply outrageous! he said. A grand jury investigation? Hes coming up with nothing of substance, just throwing rhetoric out there to cause chaos and confusion. Adams said he will continue to bring up issues he believes need scrutiny. People are upset, they want accountability, he said. Theyre not getting it because were at the last minute having a fire drill when we should have been having fire drills the whole time. A2 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL 000DZVD 352 270-8836 CRACKED PATIO CEILING? 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Check Out Whats New At Dynabody KICKBOXING H.I.I.T NO INITIATION FEE Over 300 classes a month INCLUDED in membership 000E5H6 C oming S oon C hildcare Resolution Special $ 299 + Tax 1 Year Paid In Full Drug awareness program Special to the Chronicle Citrus County pharmacist James Mauler was the special guest speaker at the drug awareness and education program of the Citrus County Composite Squadron FL-315 Civil Air Patrol. Mauler shared information about abuse of otherwise simple over-thecounter drugs. He also told cadets about the names of the problem drugs that are accessible and cheap. According to Drug, Demand and Reduction Officer/2nd Lt. Marlene Korycki, the presentation goes along with the Civil Air Patrols active and aggressive stance in the community against drugs. WESCH Continued from Page A1 WHAT: Citrus County Commission meeting. WHEN: 1 p.m. today; public comment at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. ON THE WEB: www.bocc.citrus.fl.us. I feel weve got too much outside attorneys doing simple things. Scott Adams county commissioner.

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Around the STATE Citrus County Three Sisters to be discussed At 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Inc. will host a program by Ivan Vicente, visitor services specialist with Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, called Future Plans for Three Sisters Springs including Manatee Protection at the Springs. Vicente will give an update on the popular springs located off Kings Bay in Crystal River. The meeting will be at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. For more information, go to www.withlacoocheegulf preserve.com Downtown Democrats to meet The Downtown Democrats Club will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at B&W Rexall Drug restaurant, 214 U.S. 41 South, Inverness. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Contact Roger Sewell, president, at rsewell@tampa bay.rr.com or 352-726-4676Boil-water notice rescinded The precautionary boilwater notice issued on Feb. 21 in the area of Citrus Springs, servicing homes located at 9621, 9749, 9791 N. Elkcam Blvd., has been rescinded following emergency repairs and bacteriological analysis showing that the water is safe for human consumption. Normal usage may be resumed. Call 352-527-7650. Water/wastewater board meeting The Citrus County Water and Wastewater Authority will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto. Members of the board will discuss and review customer complaint surveys, rate case updates, along with other items on the agenda. Call 352-419-6520 for more information. Workshop to mull transportation merger At a specially called workshop, the Citrus County Transportation Planning Organization will review and discuss the draft for a merger with the Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization. It will review the planning area boundary and apportionment plan and discuss the merits of a larger or smaller board; the economic importance of transportation to both Citrus and Hernando counties, the importance of a partnership and the desire for fairness and equity. It is set to meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at in the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St., Inverness. Questions may be directed to Sheila Martin, TBARTA, at 800-998-7433 or sheila. martin@tbarta.com. Lakeland Two dead in crash with train Two people were struck and killed by a train after the vehicle they were traveling in went through the lighted gates at a railroad crossing near Lakeland. The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash occurred about 11:40 p.m. Sunday. The names of the deceased were not available Monday morning. Troopers said the vehicle continued across the tracks even though the lighted crossing gates were activated to indicate that a train was approaching. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER The Cutler Spur Boulevard road improvement project has begun. Work started Monday on one of the more ambitious projects. With the start of work comes some road closures. Phase 1, which is expected to last 90 days, will close Paradise Point Road and Kings Bay Drive, according to Dave Burnell, the citys public works director. Burnell said the improvements to Cutler Spur Boulevard include the complete reconstruction of the road. The aim is to improve the vertical alignment, add drainage retention areas, improve the drainage collection system, replace utilities, widen the roadway and add a 10-foot-wide walking and biking path. Construction on the $2.6 million project was initially slated to begin March 25, but because the contractor wanted to get work done on the culvert area of the project before the seasonal rains come, it was moved forward, Burnell said. The project also is partially funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. The city awarded the contract to Commercial Industrial Corp. from Reddick. Burnell is urging motorists to follow the detour signs and stay aware of the construction activities. The road closures should happen Tuesday or Wednesday, Burnell said. A copy of the construction drawings is available on the city website at www.crystalriverfl.org. For questions or concerns, call Rod Darley, project coordinator, at Stantec at 813-223-9500. If you have other questions, contact Crystal River Public Works at 352-795-4216. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicleonline.com. Cutler Spur work begins Fishing clinic ABOVE: Last Saturday was the ninth annual Kids Fishing Clinic hosted by Citrus County Parks and Recreation, at which 300 children were educated on fishing. Many organizations were on hand to help with teaching the young anglers at Fort Island Trail Park near Crystal River. Besides taking home a new fishing rod and reel, the children participated in activities and took home ditty bags. LEFT: Riley Castle, 5, was having fun reeling in her new fishing rod. CLAIRE PHILLIPS LAXTON /Crystal River Current C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff WriterOne in seven senior citizens is threatened with hunger, according to a recent study. For more than 40 years, a county program has served older people a daily meal. Today, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will make a proclamation declaring March as March for Meals month. Its a national campaign from the Meals on Wheels Association of America, said Janice Hale, who works in senior programs with the countys Support Services Department. The campaign is to bring awareness of senior hunger issues and to raise more funds to provide services. With a slogan of So no senior goes hungry, the campaign has a serious mission. Not only do one in seven senior citizens face hunger, according to a 2012 report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (www.nfesh.org/#/ what-we-know/4570514007), the threat of hunger for seniors increased in 44 states since 2007. Florida was included in the list of 10 states with the highest risk of senior hunger. We call our program Citrus Countys Home Delivered Meals, Hale said. It is one-third of the daily nutritional requirement for adults delivered Monday through Friday. The program is funded in part by a federal grant under the Older Americans Act of 1965. Fundraising will include several events. A dance is set from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, under the stars at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Tickets cost $10. The second annual Golf For Meals tournament will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, with a $55 entry per golfer. For information about both events, call 352-527-5975. Applebees restaurants will donate 10 percent of a meal bill on Tuesdays to Citrus Countys Home Delivered Meals Program. The Inverness restaurant will take part on March 5 and 19, while the Crystal River restaurant will take its turns on March 12 and 26. Printable flyers are available at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/comm serv/suppserv/senprog/hdm /hdm.htm. The people who receive the meals can look forward to March 15. The county commissioners are going to deliver the meals to the seniors, Hale said. Richard Wesch, the county attorney, is also participating, and the assistant administrators, Cathy Pearson and Ken Frink. They are all going to help deliver meals throughout the county on that date to bring awareness to the program. Campaign aims to fight senior hunger M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Gov. Rick Scott will have plenty of applications when the time comes for choosing a new Citrus County School Board member. Seventeen people, including two former board members, have applied to replace Susan Hale on the school board. Hale resigned in January, just two months after taking office. Scotts office hasnt said when the governor is expected to make his choice, and there is no deadline for applications. While an appointee need not live in same district as Hale District 4, covering Lecanto, Homosassa and Sugarmill Woods the governors office said he will appoint someone from that district. The list includes Bill Murray, the former twoterm incumbent who lost in the August primary to Hale. Also applying is Sheila Whitelaw, who served on the school board 1994-98. Lynn Dostal, who ran for state House of Representatives District 34 but dropped out after winning the Democratic primary, is an applicant. Other applicants are: Gary Croneau, Jeffrey Smith, Suzan Franks, Tammy Zybell, Sandy Balfour, Judith Zumwalt, Kathy Thrumston, Michael Joey White, Jeff Kopp, Donald Kidd, Lindsey Hodgkins, Stephen Barbieri, Sandra Counts and Bruce Bellamy.Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352-563-3228 or mwright @chronicleonline.com. Hats thrown in ring for open school board slot

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Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeDUI arrests Linda Collinsworth 57, of South Gemini Point, Homosassa, at 12:23 a.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to her arrest affidavit, she was stopped at South Link Terrace and West Grover Cleveland Boulevard. She would not perform field sobriety tasks and tests of her breath showed her blood alcohol concentration was 0.176 and 0.170. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $500. Phillip Denoma 28, of East Hayden Lane, Inverness, at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, he was stopped after a law enforcement officer saw the truck Denoma was driving stopped, facing the wrong way in a turn lane on West Norvell Bryant Highway. He told the deputy he had consumed three beers in less than an hour that night. He had difficulty performing sobriety tasks and tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.147 and 0.141 percent. Bond $500. Other arrests Sherry Sullivan-Conley 41, of South Finale Point, Homosassa, at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday on a felony charge of grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, she is accused of stealing multiple pieces of jewelry from a woman she was assisting as a certified nursing assistant. Bond $15,000. Christopher Sullivan 40, of South Finale Point, Homosassa, at 3:34 p.m. Feb. 19 on a felony charge of trafficking in stolen property and, at 5:02 p.m. Feb. 19, for violation of probation on an original felony charge of credit card fraud. According to his arrest affidavit, he is accused of pawning stolen jewelry. No bond. Barry Lane 39, of North Commanche Terrace, Hernando, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 on a Citrus County warrant for grand theft. Bond $2,000. Timothy Wheeler 20, of Skipper Road, Tampa, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on original felony charges of burglary to a structure, burglary to a conveyance and grand theft. No bond. Melissa Emerson 24, of Northwest 69th Lane, Gainesville, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond. Justin Sanders 25, of East Partridge Lane, Floral City, at 7:20 p.m. Feb. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft. Bond $250. Bobby Metz II 44, at 11:44 p.m. Feb. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. Bond $500. Harold Monk 42, at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 20 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of molesting a victim under 12 years of age and, at 2:57 p.m. Feb. 20, on felony charges of failure of a sexual predator to register at a drivers license office within 48 hours after registration at a sheriffs office and failure of a sexual predator out of custody to register within 48 hours. No bond. William Garris 27, of West Ranchetta Street, Dunnellon, at 4:49 p.m. Feb. 20 on a Dixie County warrant for burglary and grand theft. No bond. Ronald Harris 36, of Homosassa, at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 on a felony charge of violation of probation. No bond. Stephen Johnston 57, of West Parkville Street, Lecanto, at 7:31 p.m. Feb. 20 on two misdemeanor charges of retail petit theft and a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended. Bond $2,155. Burglaries A residential burglary was reported at 3:58 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the 8200 block of W. River Glade Court, Crystal River. A residential burglary was reported at 4:59 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 6500 block of N. Clayton Ave., Dunnellon. A residential burglary was reported at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the 200 block of E. Leon Loop, Hernando. A vehicle burglary was reported at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 10400 block of W. Larchwood St., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 7:39 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the 1400 block of Carl St., Inverness. A vehicle burglary was reported at 10:01 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 6200 block of W. Cardinal St., Homosassa. Thefts A petit theft was reported at 6:34 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the 6600 block of S. Frankfurter Way, Homosassa. An auto theft was reported at 11:32 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 1900 block of W. McNeal Drive, Dunnellon. A grand theft was reported at 4:42 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 600 block of N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. A grand theft was reported at 5:16 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 6700 block of W. Penny Court, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 7:46 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-toLake Highway, Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 9:01 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-toLake Highway, Inverness. A petit theft was reported at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the 6300 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 4:14 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 10800 block of E. Bushnell Road, Floral City. A grand theft was reported at 5:17 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 7800 block of W. Rosedale Drive, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the 100 block of S.E. Paradise Point Road, Crystal River. A grand theft was reported at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 6800 block of N. Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando. A petit theft was reported at 4:23 p.m. Feb. 24 in the area of E. Norvell Bryant Highway and N. Skeeter Terrace, Hernando. Vandalisms A vandalism was reported at 5:54 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the 12000 block of N. Margaret Terrace, Dunnellon. A vandalism was reported at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 11400 block of W. Clayton Drive, Homosassa. A vandalism was reported at 1:21 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 1800 block of Juneberry Lane, Inverness. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL /S TATE HI LO PR 88 65 NA HI LO PR 80 56 NA HI LO PR 85 63 NA HI LO PR 84 64 NA HI LO PR 86 64 NA HI LO PR NA NA NA YESTERDAYS WEATHER Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly sunny. Mostly sunny.High: 75 Low: 54 High: 70 Low: 50 High: 70 Low: 43 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Monday 85/63 Record 87/26 Normal 75/46 Mean temp. 74 Departure from mean +13 PRECIPITATION* Monday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.90 in. Total for the year 1.00 in. Normal for the year 5.62 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 Monday at 3 p.m. 29.82 in. DEW POINT Monday at 3 p.m. 60 HUMIDITY Monday at 3 p.m. 44% 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 Monday was good with pollutants mainly particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:28 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:57 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................7:33 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................7:08 A.M. MARCH 4MARCH 11MARCH 19MARCH 27 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. 80 56 ts Ft. Lauderdale 86 71 pc Fort Myers 84 66 ts Gainesville 75 50 ts Homestead 86 69 pc Jacksonville 77 48 ts Key West 83 72 sh Lakeland 81 58 ts Melbourne 85 62 ts City H L Fcast Miami 86 72 pc Ocala 77 51 ts Orlando 82 59 ts Pensacola 66 45 pc Sarasota 78 60 ts Tallahassee 75 44 ts Tampa 77 61 ts Vero Beach 86 64 ts W. Palm Bch. 87 70 ts FLORIDA TEMPERATURESSouthwest winds from 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms today. Gulf water temperature70 LAKE LEVELS Location Sun. Mon. Full Withlacoochee at Holder n/a 28.21 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando n/a 37.74 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness n/a 38.64 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City n/a 39.93 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 41 21 pc 42 32 Albuquerque 49 24 pc 51 22 Asheville 46 30 ts 48 32 Atlanta 50 45 ts 58 40 Atlantic City 48 24 r 45 45 Austin 66 49 s 67 38 Baltimore 48 27 r 45 40 Billings 46 26 c 38 20 Birmingham 58 45 .07 pc 54 36 Boise 38 29 .09 pc 41 24 Boston 41 28 pc 40 31 Buffalo 34 29 c 39 32 Burlington, VT 36 30 pc 39 28 Charleston, SC 50 43 .14 ts 70 47 Charleston, WV 49 21 r 52 38 Charlotte 44 39 ts 51 38 Chicago 43 20 sn 35 31 Cincinnati 47 20 r 47 37 Cleveland 41 21 rs 35 34 Columbia, SC 52 40 ts 64 42 Columbus, OH 46 23 r 42 38 Concord, N.H. 37 21 .01 pc 42 27 Dallas 62 42 .02 s 56 34 Denver 29 7 sn 32 16 Des Moines 40 29 sn 32 26 Detroit 41 21 sn 34 32 El Paso 53 32 s 60 33 Evansville, IN 52 27 r 47 35 Harrisburg 47 25 r 44 38 Hartford 43 30 pc 42 31 Houston 76 57 .01 s 65 43 Indianapolis 44 26 r 41 32 Jackson 64 52 .32 pc 53 37 Las Vegas 58 35 s 61 40 Little Rock 50 41 1.31 pc 46 32 Los Angeles 67 45 s 70 47 Louisville 53 30 ts 51 37 Memphis 60 42 sh 49 35 Milwaukee 38 19 sn 36 31 Minneapolis 37 27 pc 35 24 Mobile 64 57 2.47 s 65 41 Montgomery 59 50 .60 pc 63 40 Nashville 66 34 ts 52 37 New Orleans 67 60 1.90 s 61 47 New York City 45 32 c 46 39 Norfolk 42 36 r 59 51 Oklahoma City 51 34 .80 pc 36 22 Omaha 34 26 sn 32 25 Palm Springs 69 42 s 73 48 Philadelphia 47 31 r 48 40 Phoenix 64 40 s 70 46 Pittsburgh 47 22 r 39 34 Portland, ME 41 25 pc 42 28 Portland, Ore 50 41 .12 pc 50 39 Providence, R.I. 42 29 .01 pc 43 32 Raleigh 42 32 ts 51 43 Rapid City 50 9 rs 38 21 Reno 57 23 s 51 24 Rochester, NY 36 30 c 39 32 Sacramento 63 34 s 68 39 St. Louis 43 30 rs 38 30 St. Ste. Marie 31 22 pc 34 26 Salt Lake City 36 17 c 32 16 San Antonio 65 52 s 70 40 San Diego 69 45 s 67 48 San Francisco 58 43 s 60 43 Savannah 56 50 .86 ts 71 47 Seattle 51 42 .09 c 48 39 Spokane 42 32 .13 pc 41 28 Syracuse 38 30 pc 40 32 Topeka 38 31 .04 sn 31 25 Washington 52 30 r 45 42YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 88 Plant City, Fla. LOW -15 Laramie, Wyo. TUESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 85/72/s Amsterdam 40/33/c Athens 64/47/s Beijing 50/25/pc Berlin 36/33/sh Bermuda 62/60/pc Cairo 85/56/pc Calgary 32/21/sn Havana 84/71/pc Hong Kong 75/68/pc Jerusalem 78/59/s Lisbon 56/37/s London 41/36/sh Madrid 48/32/c Mexico City 77/47/s Montreal 37/30/pc Moscow 32/27/pc Paris 42/33/pc Rio 90/75/ts Rome 51/40/pc Sydney 81/67/sh Tokyo 43/35/sh Toronto 37/32/sn Warsaw 36/32/c WORLD CITIES Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. 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Florida State Prison near Starke until it could hear the merits of Howells case. The Florida Supreme Court and Chief U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rogers both denied last-ditch pleas to stop the execution, but Rogers earlier Monday certified Howells appeal to the 11th U.S. Circuit. Howells attorneys contend his trial lawyer, now a state circuit judge, had a conflict of interest and failed to find and present mitigating evidence that could have persuaded his jury to recommend a life sentence rather than the death penalty. His initial appellate lawyer then failed to present those arguments in federal court because she missed a filing deadline more than 10 years ago. A former prosecutor said Fulfords death likely prevented many more because the bomb inside a gift-wrapped microwave oven was intended to go off in a crowded Marianna housing complex. On the day he died, Fulford had stopped Lester Watson for speeding in Jefferson County just east of Tallahassee in a car Howell had rented. The trooper then arrested Watson for driving without a valid license. After sheriffs deputies picked up Watson and a passenger, Fulford opened the package hed found in the cars trunk as he waited on the roadside for a tow truck. A dispatcher, meanwhile, had called Howell to ask if he knew someone else was driving his rental car more than 400 miles away. By the time Jimmy Fulford knelt to open that microwave with his knife, Paul Howell knew that the car had been stopped, prosecutor Thomas Kirwin told jurors in his closing argument. But Paul Howell was in a killing mood. Fulford, a father of two, was killed instantly when the bomb exploded. His wife, Keith Ann, asked Circuit Judge F.E. Steinmeyer to condemn Howell to death at his sentencing hearing. He could have chosen to tell the dispatcher to tell Trooper Fulford not to open the package, she told the judge. What Paul Howell did was murder my husband in cold blood. Keith Ann Fulford said she would not be attending the execution and declined further comment. After Howells sentencing in 1995, Fulfords wife said his execution would bring some closure and justice, but added: Itll never be over for me, even after hes executed. Kirwin, now the states deputy chief financial officer for law enforcement, initially prosecuted Howell and other members of the drug ring known as the Jamaican Posse on federal charges as an assistant U.S. attorney. Howell was convicted of drug trafficking in a Tallahassee federal court, where he received a life sentence. He was among 28 people who eventually were convicted or pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes as a result of the investigation triggered by Fulfords death. Kirwin then was in effect loaned to the state to help Assistant State Attorney Michael Schneider with Howells murder trial, which was moved to Pensacola because of extensive news media coverage about the case in Jefferson County. Howell was convicted of firstdegree murder and making, possessing, placing, or discharging a destructive device or bomb. The jury voted 10-2 to recommend a death sentence. The thing that amazed me in the federal case is how broad this conspiracy was, Kirwin recalled. Death and guns really meant nothing to the folks we had charged. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 A5 000DXB0 Next to ACE in Homosassa ( 352 ) 628-3443 License #DN 17606 Ledgerdentistry.com FREE SECOND OPINION. We Cater to Cowards! General & Cosmetic Dentistry HONEST PROFESSIONAL COMPASSIONATE Most Insurance Accepted Se Habla Espaol 000E51Y Mon-Fri 8:30-6 Sat 8:30-1 PHARMACY www.BrashearsPharmacy.com 471 N. Dacie Point, Lecanto . . . . 746-3420 Hwy. 491 Next To Suncoast Dermatology 206 W. 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Swanee Owen, retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, brought her western-themed sheep wagon from Unadilla, Ga., modeled after the wagons used years ago by Basque shepherds who came to this country to herd sheep. A man in Colorado made it for me, she said. The original ones had a canvas top and theyre usually 12 feet long. This ones 8 feet and the roof is tin so I dont get rained on. While some of the womens trailers and campers have stoves inside, Owens did not. Hers is only big enough to sleep in. Rebecca Amerson, of Woodstock, Ga., calls her rig the bookmobile. The outside is painted with a mural of her favorite books lined up on shelves. The back bumper is a giant yellow pencil. Theres also a painting of a woman fly fishing in a river, as an homage to the founding fly fishing sisters, Becky Clarke and Maurrie Sussman. As a child, a bookmobile was the only library I had, Amerson said. Also, I grew up camping in a tent with my family. Now Im single, and to be able to camp again is so exciting to me. When I heard about the sisters, I couldnt wait to join. The group is open to any woman who wants to join them vintage campers are not required. Some camp in tents, some sleep in the back of pickup trucks or inside a van. Men (mister sisters) are invited only once or twice a year. Otherwise its girls only. You come not knowing anyone, Paula Grimstead said, and you leave with lifelong friends. For more information about Sisters on the Fly, visit www.sistersonthefly. com. Contact Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-2927 or nkennedy @chronicleonline.com. SISTERS Continued from Page A1 NANCY KENNEDY /Chronicle TOP: Each sister personalizes her camper or trailer, adding signs and artwork such as this greeting from Carole Steinberg, an artist from Jacksonville, Fla. Her motif is Welcome to the Beach. BOTTOM: This Aliner A-frame pop-up camper, dubbed Thyme to Go, is just one of more than 3,500 trailers and campers belonging to members of the group Sisters on the Fly. No two are alike and many embrace a retro, kitsch style. STAYContinued from Page A1 Paul Howell scheduled for execution for killing a state trooper.

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An assistant at Koops Dartmouth College institute, Susan Wills, confirmed his death. Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as surgeon general under President George W. Bush, said Koop was a mentor to him and preached the importance of staying true to science. He set the bar high for all who followed in his footsteps, Carmona said. A former pipe smoker, Koop carried out a crusade to end smoking in the United States; his goal had been to do so by 2000. And he shocked conservative supporters when he endorsed condoms and sex education to stop the spread of AIDS. Ralph Allard, 94FLORAL CITYRalph Lavern Allard of Floral City, Fla., passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at Citrus Memorial hospital in Inverness. Ralph was born to Robert and Myrtle Allard in Waterport, N.Y., July 17, 1918. He helped his father operate a farm near Medina, N.Y., until he was drafted into the U.S. Army on Jan. 10, 1941. Ralph was the first person drafted from Orleans County as our country prepared for World War II. Ralphs leadership qualities were recognized by the Army, and he soon became a sergeant, training recruits and tank drivers. While he was still stationed in the United States, he married Norma Blanche Arnold in Medina, N.Y., Aug. 20, 1943. Ralph left for Europe as a tank commander with the 5th Armored Division Feb. 11, 1944. He saw action in France, Central Europe and finally Germany. By the time the war ended in Europe, Ralph had become a first sergeant. After the war, Ralph and Norma lived in Medina, N.Y. For 10 years, Ralph worked as a mechanic for the H.J. Heinz Company. Then he worked for Medina Parts Co. and later managed Brockport Automotive Supply for more than 20 years. Ralph and his wife raised a son and two daughters. He loved children and was a devoted father. Ralph had a playful sense of humor and told entertaining stories. He was a skilled harmonica player and a good singer. He particularly loved playing trumpet and singing with his family at holiday gatherings. He also enjoyed gardening, and he grew everything from corn to watermelons. Ralph especially enjoyed camping in the Adirondack Mountains and Canada with his family. After he retired, he and his wife traveled throughout the United States and Canada in their motor home. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Medina, N.Y. After he moved to Floral City in 1989, he became a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City, singing with the church choir and serving on various committees. Ralph is predeceased by his brother Francis and his sisters Marion and Betty. Ralph is survived by his three children, five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews and his younger brother Robert. Arrangements for Ralph were made by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. A memorial service celebrating Ralphs life will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Floral City at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5. Memorial donations may be made to that church. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Donald Davidman, 82 BEVERLY HILLSDonald R. Davidman, 82, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Allen R. Lankes, 76 OCALA Allen R. Lankes, 76, of Ocala, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Helen Houck, 93 HOMOSASSA Helen Hopkins Houck, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at the age of 93. She had been a resident of Florida for more than 25 years, including the past 20 years in Homosassa. Mrs. Houck was born in Yorkville, Ill., and graduated from Northwestern University School of Dental Hygiene in Chicago, Ill., in 1941, where she also met her husband of 71 years, Dr. Roland V. Houck, D.D.S., of Homosassa, who survives her. She lived most of her adult life in Easton, Md., before retiring to Florida in 1986. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Houck is survived by her two children, Dr. William R. Houck (and wife Millie), Maryland and Homosassa and Suzanne Houck Collins, Homosassa; three grandchildren, Dr. Kristine Houck Morris and Jeanette Radvansky, both of Maryland and Christopher T. Collins of Fort Collins, Colo.; and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Houck was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother and is survived by one brother, James R. Hopkins of Monticello, Wisc. Mrs. Houck had been a longtime member of the Talbot Country Club in Easton, Md., and Sugarmill Woods Country Club in Homosassa. She was a member of the Memorial Hospital Junior Auxiliary, Easton, Md., and the Talbot Womens Club, Easton, Md., in which she served and volunteered in numerous charitable and civic services for more than 40 years. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Crystal River. A memorial service celebrating her life will be at Sunflower Springs Assisted Living Facility, 8733 Yulee Dr., Homosassa, FL 34446 at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helens name can be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, P .O. Box 783, Easton, MD 21601 or Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com. Clarence Billy Homolka, 65 LECANTOClarence W. Billy Homolka, 65, of Lecanto, Fla., passed away Feb. 23, 2013. He was born Feb. 10, 1948, in Chicago, Ill. He was a warehouse manager for most of his life and moved to the area in 1991 from Chicago. Billy served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his devoted companion Frederick Supergan; sister Joanne Gonzalez; nephew Little Big Billy; and niece Karen. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Julie Forgione, 92INVERNESS Julie Forgione, 92, Inverness, died Feb. 24, 2013, in Citrus Memorial hospital. Mrs. Forgione was born in College Point, N.Y., on July 21, 1920, to the late George and Elizabeth (Hamm) Wild and came to this area in 1977 from there with her late husband Nicholas, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2000. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Highlands Civic Association, Highlands Surveillance Unit and the Honey Bees. Left to mourn her loss are three daughters, Joyce Forgione and Therese (Ed) Kendrick, both of Inverness and Elizabeth (Ron) Kohn, Woodbury, N.Y.; her brother Charles Wild of Queens, N.Y.; her sisters Madeline Costa of Inverness and Catherine Cestaro of Mineola, N.Y.; two grandsons, Michael LaRosa and Justin (Erica) Kohn; one great-granddaughter, Madeline LaRosa; and several nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Reposing hours from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with wake vigil service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the American Lung Association, 8950 Dr. Martin Luther King St. No., Suite 205, St Petersburg, FL 33702. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Rose Woster, 77INVERNESS Rose A. Woster, 77, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2832 Rosebud Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238. Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home serving the family, www. dwifuneralhome.com. Barbara Varvel, 77BEVERLY HILLSBarbara J. Varvel, 77, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Feb. 22, 2013, under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. A celebration of life will be at the HCE Extension Center in Lecanto from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013. Geralda Fernandez, 84CLERMONT Geralda Fernandez, 84, of Clermont, Fla., died Feb. 24, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, with services taking place at a later date in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Frank Bonanno, 81 BROOKSVILLE Frank Bonanno, 81, of Brooksville, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, with services taking place at a later date in Merrick, N.Y. Ralph Parks, 92 INVERNESS Ralph Parks, 92, of Inverness, Fla., died Feb. 24, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Deborah Debby Zoffoli, 63BEVERLY HILLSDeborah Debby Zoffoli, 63, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. A celebration of her life will be 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at Fero Funeral Home and a memorial Mass on Thursday morning 10 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1401 W. Country Club Blvd., Citrus Springs. Fero Funeral Home.Laura Ellis, 61 DUNNELLON Laura Paulette Ellis, 61, Dunnellon, died Feb. 24, 2013, under Hospice of Citrus County care. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Mary Adrejko, 96LECANTOMary Andrejko, 96, of Lecanto, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Thomas Donahue Jr., 82INVERNESS Thomas C. Donahue Jr., 82, Inverness, died Feb. 23, 2013, at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. Mr. Donahue was born in Boston, Mass., Oct. 22, 1930, to the late Thomas and Marion (Blake) Donahue Sr. and moved to this area in 1994 from Abington, Mass. He was a 24year veteran of the United States Air Force, having served our country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam as a weapons officer. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Duggan of Wollaston, Mass., and Barbara Hart of Braintree, Mass.; his sister-in-law Dianne Donahue of Salem, Mass.; 15nieces and nephews, all of Massachusetts; and 37 grandnieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military burial following in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Ernestine Forward, 93MAITLAND Ernestine L. Forward, 93, of Maitland, Fla., passed away Feb. 20, 2013. Dearest wife of the late Col. William Allen Forward of the USMC; loving mother of Patricia (Bill) Hancock Schneider, Mae Allene (Al) Richlie, and the late Barbara Ann Forward; proud grandmother of Christy L. Hancock; great-grandmother of Hunter Allen Colangelo. Family will be present to receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 601 N. Park Ave., Apopka, where funeral services will be held immediately following. Mrs. Forward will be laid to rest in Greenwood Apopka Cemetery. Please sign register book at www.baldwinfairchild. com. A6 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Office Locations: Crystal River & Inverness 352-795-5700 802924-01 000DXBT Over 2000 people have participated in Gardner Audiology Research Studies Gardner Audiology 2012 Starkey, Americas larg est manufacturer of hearing instruments is partnering with Gardner Audiology for a field study of con sumer satisfaction with newly patented hearing aid technology. 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Associated PressMIAMI Evidence is overwhelming from hundreds of recorded conversations and financial records that an elderly Muslim cleric enthusiastically supported the violent Pakistani Taliban terror organization, a prosecutor said in a closing argument Monday. Quoting several passages from FBI intercepts of Hafiz Khans conversations, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sivashree Sundaram said Khan repeatedly praised Taliban suicide bombers and grenade attacks that killed both Americans and Pakistanis. She pointed to other recordings in which Khan said he wished a 2010 attempt by a Talibanlinked operative to detonate a bomb in New Yorks Times Square had succeeded. Khan, the 77-year-old imam at a Miami mosque, is charged with conspiracy and terrorism material support for allegedly sending about $50,000 between 2008 and 2010 to the help the Taliban cause in his native Pakistan. If convicted, Khan faces up to 15 years in prison on each of the four charges. He has been jailed since his May 2011 arrest. Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen who came from Pakistan in 1994, testified over four days in his own defense, insisting he opposed Islamic extremists and lied about supporting them in hopes of getting $1 million from a man he believed was another Taliban backer. Khans attorney will deliver a closing argument later, with jurors likely to begin deliberations Tuesday. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 A7 1 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills (Across From Fire Station) 746-0330 Beverly Hills DENTAL CENTER Dentures, Partials & Bridges Invisalign (Removable Braces) Children Welcome Veneers, Bonding, & Extractions One Visit Root Canals Gum Surgery Implants One Hour Whitening Open Fridays Raphael C. Lewis, D.D.S. 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Main St., Inverness, FL 34452 www.riseconstructions State BRIEFS Oil spill trial begins Justice Department launches opening salvo in high-stakes case Associated PressNEW ORLEANS BP bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico because it cut corners and put profits ahead of safety, a U.S. Justice Department attorney charged Monday at the opening of a high-stakes trial that could result in the oil company and its partners being forced to pay billions more in damages. The London-based oil giant acknowledged it made errors in judgment before the deadly blowout, but it also cast blame on the owner of the drilling rig and the contractor involved in cementing the well. It denied it was grossly negligent, as the government contended. The civil case went to trial after attempts to reach an 11th-hour settlement failed. Eleven workers were killed when the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by the BP exploded on April 20, 2010. An estimated 172 millions of gallons of crude spilled into the Gulf over the three months that followed. Justice Department attorney Mike Underhill said the catastrophe resulted from BPs culture of corporate recklessness. The evidence will show that BP put profits before people, profits before safety and profits before the environment, Underhill said in opening statements. He added: Despite BPs attempts to shift the blame to other parties, by far the primary fault for this disaster belongs to BP BP attorney Mike Brock acknowledged that the oil company made mistakes. But he accused rig owner Transocean Ltd. of failing to properly maintain the rigs blowout preventer, which had a dead battery, and he claimed cement contractor Halliburton used a bad slurry that failed to prevent oil and gas from traveling up the well. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is hearing the case without a jury and barring a settlement will decide months from now how much more BP and the other companies must pay. During opening statements, attorney Jim Roy, who represents individuals and businesses hurt by the spill, said BP executives applied huge financial pressure to cut costs and rush the job. The project was more than $50 million over budget and behind schedule at the time of the blowout, Roy said. BP repeatedly chose speed over safety, Roy said, quoting from a report by an expert who may testify. BPs partners pointed the finger at the oil company and at each other. Brad Brian, a lawyer for Transocean, said the company had an experienced crew on the rig.He said the Transocean workers worst mistake may have been placing too much trust in the BP supervisors on the rig. And they paid for that trust with their lives, Brian said. A lawyer for Halliburton tried to pin the blame on BP and Transocean. If BP had shut in the well, we would not be here today, Halliburtons Donald Godwin said. Hundreds of attorneys have worked on the case, generating roughly 90 million pages of documents, logging nearly 9,000 docket entries and taking more than 300 depositions. Associated Press ABOVE: BP senior vice president Kent Wells rubs his eyes Aug. 26, 2010, while testifying during the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearings by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Interior Departments Bureau of Ocean Management, Regulation and Enforcement in Houston. BELOW: A Capitol Hill police officer arrests Diane Wilson on June 17, 2010, in Washington as BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before the Energy and Environment subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and oil spill. Eleven workers died when the rig exploded. Associated Press NEWPORT, Maine Most Maine residents are already tired of winter, but for one little Florida girl, the states latest snow storm was a blessing. Six-year-old Sophia Galvan is in remission from a form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. When she had the opportunity to have a wish granted by the Make-AWish Foundation, she asked to build a snowman. Her father, Victor Galvan, told WABI-TV she had only seen snow on television. The Orlando-area family flew to Maine last weekend and was welcomed by a storm. Her dad says Sophia was so eager she wanted to play in the snow as soon as they arrived at their hotel. Sophia got to build her snowman, and also went on a sleigh ride, sledding and got a hot chocolate party. Six-year-old gets her wish Fla. imams fate to be decided Jurors are likely to begin deliberations Tuesday. Mans body found amid boat wreckageJACKSONVILLE A mans body was found floating in the Atlantic Ocean off the Jacksonville coast, near wreckage from a boat. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spotted the wreckage Sunday night about 22 miles east of the mouth of the St. Johns River.Three named to Womens Hall of FameTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott has named three women to the Florida Womens Hall of Fame. Clara C. Frye transformed her Tampa home into a temporary hospital in 1908 and established the Clara Frye Negro Hospital there in 1923. Lillie Pierce Voss in 1876 was the first non-native child born between Jupiter and Miami. She joined with her brother to compile a manuscript titled Pioneer Life in Southeast Florida. Ninety-two-year-old Aleene Kidd Mackenzie of Ocala founded the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.State economists talk Medicaid costs FORT LAUDERDALE Legislative economists are meeting to discuss Medicaid costs. The meeting comes after Gov. Rick Scott said he wants to extend coverage to roughly 900,000 additional residents under the Affordable Care Act. The Office of Economic and Demographic Research will release regular Medicaid figures at a meeting in Tallahassee on Monday. Medicaid expansion estimates will be released next week. Those projections have varied widely, but the latest figures estimate it could cost the state $3 billion over the next decade. State economists estimate about 80 percent of those eligible would apply. Scott recommended the state expand the program for three years or as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the bill. But the Legislature must still sign off. A House committee meets Thursday to discuss the issue. From wire reports Florida girl with cancer gets to make snowman

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P AT F AHERTY Staff writerThe Florida Public Service Commission is having an information meeting today on the fuel and power replacement costs associated with the extended shutdown of the Crystal River area nuclear plant. The PSC docket was created in 2010 at the behest of Florida Progress Energy. It was to review the utilitys actions resulting in the shutdown of CR3 and the need to purchase replacement power. It moved through the PSC process under the assumption CR3 would be repaired. In August 2011, the complex case was split into three phases. Phase one addressed events leading up to the 2009 discovery of cracks in the CR3 containment building, phase two relates to the decision to repair the plant and phase three reviews issues leading up to the problems found at CR3 in March 2011. Phase one was settled. With Duke Energys announcement to retire CR3, the process has started to review and resolve phases two and three. Todays meeting is expected to discuss the hearing schedule and the scope of the case. It became controversial in late 2010, when the Florida Industrial Power Users Group asserted PSC had voted to allow Progress Energy to collect its total power replacement costs related to CR3 from ratepayers in 2011. According to PSC documents, the Users Group claimed consumers were charged more than $160 million for power replacement costs before the PSC determined the costs were reasonable. Power replacement costs remain on Progress Energy bills for 2013. Like the nuclear cost recovery charge, it falls in the category of energy charge. The charge up slightly over last year is about $12.65 a month, based on a 1,000kilowatt-hour, monthly residential bill, For January 2013, the utility spent approximately $25 million to purchase power, though not all was CR3 replacement power, according to Progress Energy spokesperson Sterling Ivy. 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According to recovery.gov, a government agency charged with among other things reporting waste and fraud in government, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has opened multiple investigations across the country into theft of beneficiary payments involving direct deposit bank accounts. The Recovery Board, it noted, recently provided data analysis to SSA Inspector General (IG) investigators, who as of Dec. 17, 2012, have received more than 28,000 reports of questionable changes to beneficiaries direct deposit accounts. These reports have involved either an unauthorized change to direct deposit information, or a suspected attempt to make such a change, SSA Inspector General Patrick P OCarroll Jr. said to Congress in December. According to OCarroll, in November 2012, his office was receiving about 59 reports a day. According to Recovery.gov, the scam works like this: Criminals obtain personal identity information of mostly older SSA beneficiaries, usually through some type of deception, such as governmentemployee impersonation, telemarketing ruses or bogus announcements of sweepstakes winnings. The scammers then use the beneficiarys personal information to change their direct deposit record, either by contacting SSA directly or more frequently through financial institutions, including pre-paid debit card entities. OCarroll during his testimony shared the story of an 86-year-old man who received a letter saying he had won $3.5 million and that he should call the included phone number to provide necessary information for receiving the money. Soon after calling, the man did not receive his scheduled Social Security payment, so he contacted SSA, only to learn that his benefits were diverted to a different account. Dave Bruns, a spokesman at the Florida office of the American Association of Retired Persons, said this state is a hot spot for financial fraud of all kinds. What makes older people more vulnerable is whatever scam they are presented with, especially they being threatened, it becomes plausible, Bruns said. He said the imminent switch to direct deposits for Social Security payments is of particular concern to his organization and he would urge seniors to be vigilant with their information. It really pays for you to pay attention, but for some that is not possible, Mrs. Tallman said. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicleonline. com. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately. If you applied for a credit card and didnt receive it when expected, call the financial institution. Sign new credit cards immediately before someone else does. Memorize your Social Security number and passwords. Dont use your date of birth as your password and dont record passwords on papers you carry with you. Never leave transaction receipts at ATM machines, on counters at financial institutions, or at gasoline pumps. Dont carry your Social Security card or birth certificate leave them in a secure location. Dont disclose credit card or other financial account numbers on a website unless the site offers a secure transaction. Before you input personal or financial information on a web page, first make sure the site offers a secure that is, encrypted data transaction. There are two ways you can check whether a Web page provides a secure data transaction: (A) An icon of a lock will appear in the bottom strip of the web browser page. (B) The URL for the web page will change from http to https for the page at which you input the personal data. Closely monitor the expiration dates on your credit cards and contact the issuer if you dont receive a replacement prior to the expiration date. Beware of mail or telephone solicitations that offer prizes or awards especially if the party making the offer asks you for personal information or financial account numbers. Match your credit card receipts against your monthly bills and check your monthly financial statements for accuracy. Watch for your monthly financial statements and bills. If you dont get them when expected, contact the sender.TIPS TO AVOID ID THEFT SCAM Continued from Page A1Source: U.S. Postal Service Associated PressSTOCKHOLM Swedish furniture giant Ikea became entangled in Europes widening meat scandal Monday, forced to withdraw meatballs from stores across Europe amid suspicions that they contained horse meat. Stores in the U.S. and Canada were not affected, Ikea said. The company reacted after authorities in the Czech Republic said they had detected horse DNA in tests of 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) packs of frozen meatballs that were labeled as beef and pork. The Czech State Veterinary Administration said it tested two batches of Ikea meatballs and only one of them contained horse meat. It did not say how much. Meatballs from the same batch had been sent from a Swedish supplier to 12 other European countries Slovakia, Hungary, France, Britain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland and would be pulled off the shelves in all of them, Ikea said. The company later expanded the withdrawals to stores in 21 European countries. Associated Press Meatballs are advertised Monday in the parking at an Ikea store in Malmo, Sweden.

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B&N chair wants to buy retail businessNEW YORK The last remaining national bookstore chain is being taken off the shelf and dusted off for sale. Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday that he wants to buy the companys stores and website, but not the business that makes the Nook e-reader or the companys college bookstores. No price was disclosed. Its the latest attempt by a company founder to take back control of all or part of a company he started. Best Buys co-founder Richard Schulze is mulling a bid for the electronics retailer, and Michael Dell earlier this month announced a $24.4 billion deal to take the namesake computer company he founded private. Royalty Pharma offers to buy ElanNEW YORK Royalty Pharma said Monday that it wants to buy Elan Corp. PLC for about $6.5 billion, but has yet to receive a formal response from the Irish drugmaker. The $11-per-share offer, which was made earlier this month and applies to both Elans regular and American depositary shares, represents a 4 percent premium over its closing ADS price on Friday. Royalty Pharma, a private company based in New York, acquires royalty interests in marketed and late-stage biopharmaceutical products. It does not discover, develop or market drugs. Macys CEO testifies in trial NEW YORK Macys CEO Terry Lundgren testified on Monday that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to inform him on Dec. 6, 2011 that her company had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open Martha Stewart shops in most of the chains stores. He hasnt spoken to her since, even though the two used to be good friends. The testimony comes as Macys Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. duke it out over the partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The trial, which began Wednesday, focuses on whether Macys has the exclusive right to sell Martha Stewart-branded cookware, bedding and other products. Other key witnesses expected to take the stand this week include Penneys CEO Ron Johnson and Martha Stewart. KFC launches China campaign BEIJING KFC launched a campaign Monday to rebuild its battered brand in China, promising tighter quality control after a scandal over misuse of drugs by its poultry suppliers. The company, a unit of Yum Brands Inc., promised to test meat for banned drugs, strengthen oversight of farmers and encourage them to improve their technology. It said more than 1,000 small producers used by its 25 poultry suppliers have been eliminated from its network. KFC, which is Chinas biggest fast-food chain with more than 4,000 outlets, was hit hard when state television reported in December that some suppliers violated rules on the use of drugs to fatten chickens. The company estimates January sales plunged 37 percent. Feds to probe Ford cars and SUVs DETROIT The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will investigate problems with stalling or surging engines in nearly 725,000 Ford cars and SUVs. The probe affects Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs and Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 through 2011 model years. The vehicles can unexpectedly go into limp home mode at reduced power, the agency said in documents posted Monday on its website. NHTSA and Ford have received almost 1,500 complaints about the problem. There were three crashes and one injury.HP finally parts with webOS SAN FRANCISCO Hewlett-Packard is selling its webOS software to South Korean electronics company LG Electronics, securing a new home for a technological orphan. The deal announced Monday rids HP of the centerpiece of its ill-fated, $1.8 billion purchase of Palm Inc. three years ago. HP used webOS as its springboard into the smartphone and tablet computer market in 2011, but quickly scrapped the mobile devices running on the software amid disappointing sales. With that retreat, HewlettPackard Co. stopped developing webOS for its own products and gave away the underlying technology as open-source software for programmers and developers elsewhere to modify for their own needs. Lowes 4Q income tops expectations NEW YORK Home improvement retailer Lowes Cos. credited cleanup efforts after superstorm Sandy and its new pricing strategy for fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street expectations. The results are a sign that people are beginning to feel better about spending money on their homes as the housing market slowly recovers. Analysts will be watching Lowes larger rival Home Depots earnings report on Tuesday to see if its results show a similar story. Lowes CEO Robert Niblock said the company is seeing a pickup in spending even in areas of the country hit hardest by the housing slump like Florida, Arizona and California. Associated PressNEW YORK Stocks are having a bad flashback to last spring, when fears about the European debt crisis sent the market spiraling lower. On Monday, election results in Italy showed a race too close to call, leaving investors fearful that the country will struggle to form a government that can move forward with reforms to revive the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its worst drop in more than three months. The Standard & Poors 500, which had its first weekly decline of the year last week, piled on more losses Monday. The Dow fell 216.40 points, or 1.6 percent, to 13,784.17, its biggest drop since Nov. 7. The S&P 500 fell 27.75 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,487.85, falling below 1,500 for the first time in three weeks. The Nasdaq composite dropped 45.57 points, or 1.4 percent, to 3,116.25. Investors worry about the outcome of Italys election because it could set off another crisis of confidence in the regions shared currency, the euro. The Dow started the day gaining as much as 81 points on early optimism that Italian elections would produce a government willing to stay the course with reforms. The index drifted lower and then slumped, giving up about 150 points in the last hour of trading. This is what markets feared, says Jim Russell, a senior equity strategist at US Bank Wealth Management. Stability in Europe is paramount to the markets. Italy has the eighth largest economy in the world and the market for Italian government bonds ranks as the third largest, behind Japan and the U.S. Last spring, investors fretted over the outcome of Greek elections that had the potential to pull the euro currency bloc apart. By the start of June, U.S. stocks had given up the years gains after a strong start. Mondays drop in stocks may unnerve individual investors at a crucial moment. For several years now, individual investors have been selling more stocks that theyve been buying. In the first six weeks of this year, they reversed course. They put $21 billion more into U.S. stock mutual funds than they took out, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade group. B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE Money & MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,350 1,400 1,450 1,500 1,550 AF SONDJ 1,480 1,520 1,560 S&P 500 Close: 1,487.85 Change: -27.75 (-1.8%) 10 DAYS 12,400 12,800 13,200 13,600 14,000 14,400 AF SONDJ 13,760 13,940 14,120 Dow Jones industrials Close: 13,784.17 Change: -216.40 (-1.5%) 10 DAYSAdvanced677 Declined2414 New Highs157 New Lows26 Vol. (in mil.)3,887 Pvs. Volume3,340 1,844 1,541 462 2037 120 36 NYSE NASD DOW14081.5813784.0113784.17-216.40-1.55%+5.19% DOW Trans.5984.085815.575815.57-128.32-2.16%+9.59% DOW Util.482.34472.34472.34-5.57-1.17%+4.25% NYSE Comp.8947.758719.068719.40-175.23-1.97%+3.27% NASDAQ3186.253116.253116.25-45.57-1.44%+3.20% S&P5001525.841487.851487.85-27.75-1.83%+4.32% S&P4001108.411081.681081.68-22.02-2.00%+6.00% Wilshire 500016096.2715709.7215709.72-287.61-1.80%+4.77% Russell 2000919.36895.84895.84-20.32-2.22%+5.47% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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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 tire company said that its fourth-quarter net income fell by more than half, but its results met Wall Street expectations. Private company Royalty Pharma said it wants to buy the Irish drug maker for about $6.5 billion, but hasnt received a response. The department store operator said that its fourth-quarter earnings rose 14 percent, slightly below Wall Streets expectations. The rental car company posted a loss in the fourth quarter, but its outlook for 2013 topped expectations of Wall Street analysts. Leonard Riggio, the booksellers founder and chairman, told the company that he is going to try to buy its retail business. The S&P 500 fell Monday to its steepest drop since November on worries that progress could stall on Europes debt problems. Elections in Italy could result in political gridlock, and investors worry that could hinder economic reforms. 12 14 16 $18 F DJ Barnes & Noble BKS Close: $15.06 1.55 or 11.5% $10.45$26.00 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 6.5m (4.1x avg.) $902.12 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 14 16 18 $20 F DJ Hertz HTZ Close: $19.04 0.31 or 1.7% $10.22$20.37 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 18.1m (2.6x avg.) $8.02 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 25.7 ... 75 80 85 $90 F DJ Dillards DDS Close: $76.92 -8.00 or -9.4% $56.69$89.98 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 2.7m (5.2x avg.) $3.33 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 12.3 0.3% 9 10 11 $12 F DJ Elan ELN Close: $11.14 0.54 or 5.1% $9.37$15.27 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 22.4m (4.1x avg.) $6.63 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 24 25 26 $27 F DJ Cooper TireCTB Close: $26.03 0.64 or 2.5% $13.82$27.18 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 2.0m (3.3x avg.) $1.64 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 4.6 1.6% The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.86 percent Monday. Yields affect interest rates on consumer loans. 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Interest rates T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 A9 000E6cl Crystal River 305 S.E. US 19 352-795-7223 Italian political turmoil socks blow to markets Associated Press Trader Edward Tarangelo, right, works Monday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Business BRIEFS From wire reports

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O PINION Page A10 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 Thanks for help with fundraiser Our American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155, Crystal River, held its annual fundraiser, Chili Cook-off, Cornbread Bakeoff, Chinese Auction on Saturday, Jan. 26. We are a nonprofit organization and the funds acquired from the competition and auction benefit our Citrus County veterans and their families. We wish to acknowledge the businesses and individuals who helped us with contributions for our auction. It is our hope that because they donated to our cause, our members and the community will be encouraged to frequent these businesses and pay it forward. Thank you to All About Nails and Hair, Brooklyn Dockside Deli, Charlies Fish House Restaurant, Cedar Key Fish & Crab, Copp Winery and Brewery, Dennys Restaurant, The Loft Bar and Grill, Manatee Lanes Bowling, Pizza Hut, Taste of Philly Sub Shop, past Post 155 Commander Jay Conti, Sr., and member Richard Pawelko. I must give a group acknowledgement to the members of Post 155, for donating gently used and/or new items for the auction as well. Without the fine and generous donations from them, our endeavor would not have succeeded. Barbara Logan vice president/chairman Sorority support welcomed Please accept my thanks for supporting our sororitys annual fundraiser by buying tickets for the Pamper Me basket. This years winner was Sandra Armstrong. Because of this fundraiser, our sorority will be able to continue to support many charities within our community. We continue to make a presentation to every new Habitat homeowner in Citrus County, to support Blessings in a Backpack, to adopt a disadvantage child and a senior citizen for Christmas, and to contribute to a scholarship that will benefit a local graduating senior. Because of the support of people who bought tickets and local businesses that made contributions, we will continue to give back to our community as needs arise and assistance is needed. Special thanks are given to the following businesses for their very generous contributions which helped to make the basket raffle so appealing: Jennifer Gambino, owner, Jenuine Design; Danielle Kelly, Jenuine Design; Mellodie Farfaglia, Mellodies Body Image Gym; Katie Spires, Citrus Massage Therapy; Aspire Salon and Day Spa, Citrus Springs; Cubbys Art Studio; Alice Green, Zumba lessons at Mellodies. Sandy Sullivan, president Xi Nu Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International R eceived note/email this afternoon from Mr. Ryan Beaty, CEO of CMHS, addressed to All. Not knowing to whom this communication was sent, I feel compelled to respond to such as though his message was sent to the Citizens of Citrus County by way of the Citrus County Chronicle and to the CMHS employees. It is for this reason the Citrus County Chronicle is receiving this response to Mr. Beatys email dated Feb. 22. I cannot emphasize enough that the CCHB has, in the past and continues today and tomorrow, the desire to end this tug of war. (Mr. Beatys description of the status.) However, the tug of war, ending does not lie with the Citrus County Hospital Board (CCHB) but with the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation (CMHF). Since Fall 2009, the CCHB has offered, verbally and in written documents, to resolve the governance issues and settle the lawsuits more than a dozen times. There has been more than one joint workshop type discussion and public noticed meeting, including but not limited to, mediation with a professional legal mediator in early 2010 where statements of agreement were stated and proposed. All have sounded in the affirmative, until a day or two after each gathering, when the CCHB in most cases was notified that the CMHF could not and would not accept the decisions made during the collective discussions. The most recent of these meetings, occurred in January 2013, when it was agreed upon that both boards, after hearing each board member (from both boards) express their sentiments on the issues, would return to their respective boards for acceptance of the agreed-upon spoken terms. The CCHB met and by unanimous decision voted to submit the global agreement in respect to governance and transparency as agreed upon at the joint meeting. Such agreement would then produce a dropping of pending lawsuits, except for the one in the DCA, and the CCHB would return to the table. The CCHB was delighted, so it seemed, resolution of the conflict had finally taken place and all looked forward to working together for unity in quality health care for Citrus County. It seemed that from the time of the unified meeting and the CMHF meeting opinions on global settlement changed. They took no public vote, they issued no written memorandum to the CCHB explaining their position. The CCHB is of the opinion that monies from CCHB levied taxation on the citizens of Citrus County should be used for the delivery of direct patient care to those less fortunate who are identified as indigent by meeting pre-established guidelines for such financial classification. There is no dispute there should be some degree of capital expenditure reimbursement since all patients, including indigent, receive the benefit of such expenditures. It is for this reason, every year since FY 2009-10, there have been monies budgeted for capital expenditures. This has generated angst with the Foundation primarily due to the CCHB asking for the receipt of purchase prior to decision on reimbursement and listings of said classified persons for audit purposes ensuring classification meets the criteria for such status. This request is to ensure transparency and accountability of the taxpayers funds. Governance has been and is the other major concerning issue; note a section of the State Law 2011-256 ensures that the CCHB shall be in the majority as for board membership. This concern is currently in the Florida judicial system. This governance guideline is included in Section 16 of Law of Florida 2011-256 which is being contested, and as of today, will continue to be sent to the Florida Supreme Court. This decision was made in Fall 2009 to ensure that transparency and governance of activities at CHMS would be a reality and not just on paper, including the discussion and decisions handled by the courts up to and including the Florida Supreme Court. So to be clear the CCHB has been, and continues to be, willing to sit and talk with the members of the CMHF, but the time is now for real action and not merely conversation at a meeting with no substantive action following the meeting(s). Such is so badly needed and highly hoped for by the CCHB but to say that the CCHB is shameful and wrong-headed is not the way to restore the unity.Debbie Ressler is the chair for the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees. We are used to the actions of human beings, not to their stillness. V.S. Pritchett, 1964 CCHB strives for transparency 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 SIGNIFICANT LOSS Serving veterans must be a priority T he recently announced resignation of Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Charles Chuck Fettes represents a significant loss to Citrus Countys 22,000 plus veterans, as well as the county at-large. Following his unanticipated announcement, Fettes declined to publicly comment on his abrupt departure. However, there are telltale signs that county officials neither fully appreciate the important role of the veterans service office (VSO) nor have made serving our veterans a priority. The VSO daily workload is arduous. During the past fiscal year, 5,766 interviews were conducted and more than 21,500 phone calls returned to veterans and family members seeking assistance. Additionally, the VSO coordinated the transportation of 1,174 veterans to VA medical facilities in Gainesville and The Villages. With the VA requiring compensation claims to be evidenced-based, the VSOs shepherding of each claim is extremely time intensive. Further, navigating the Veterans Administrations (VA) broken claims system for each claimant necessitates repeated follow up. Despite the VSOs heavy and time consuming workload, county officials have left a vacated case manager position unfilled for years. With the loss of Fettes, an already understaffed VSO will only have one case manager, a secretary and a part-time outreach person who is neither a veteran nor experienced with the VA. The countys funding of the VSO does not fully consider the economic value returned. Last year, the VSO helped veterans recover $13,296,188 in new compensation with $63,000,000 being the total compensation awarded to local veterans. At the VSOs funding level, this is a return of $93 to $1 for the past fiscal year and an astounding $443 to $1 for total awards received. This represents a significant annual infusion of capital into our local economy. As attested to by Fettes salary, county officials give short shrift to the VSO. Although Fettes retired among the top one percent of the Navys enlisted force at the highest enlisted rank and had extensive experience as a veterans advocate at a VA regional office, he was only offered an entry-level salary that was $16,000 less than his predecessor. Moreover, he has not received a pay increase since taking the helm. Notwithstanding the countys significant budget challenges, funding boils down to what county officials decide are their budget priorities. Given the heavy workload, specialized expertise and compensation awards that benefit both our veterans and economy, county officials are urged to make serving our veterans a priority by adequately resourcing the VSO and offering competitive salaries that will attract and retain persons as highly qualified and dedicated as Fettes. By doing otherwise, our substantial veterans community will be further under served with the impact especially felt by those veterans whose financial and physical well-being are greatly dependent upon the disability compensation they merit for serving our country. THE ISSUE: Countys veterans service officer resigns.OUR OPINION: Position needs to be filled post-haste. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Running red lightsI see the people who want to remove the lights off the telephone poles for the red light runners are probably the same good-ol-boys that want to remove the fines for throwing garbage out on the highways in the state of Florida.Coalition formingIn answer to the Repeat offenders in the Sound Off column for Saturdays newspaper (Feb. 16): The reason were having this is because so far Citrus County has not allowed a reentry coalition to be formed. One will be formed this year and a guest speaker will be in town in March. Contact 628-4357 if anyone would like to join it.Hypocritical message I see in your Sunday paper (Feb. 17) where Citrus Countys offering a free landscaping class so you can learn landscaping, but yet the main goal of it is to conserve water consumption. Well, then why are we still selling water at 2,000 gallons a day, or whatever it is, to that company? Citrus County is a hypocrite. Why are you telling people (to) conserve water when youre selling it? You want to save water? Dont sell it. Very simple. Citrus County is a hypocrite.Fence an eyesoreWhose bright idea to put expensive fencing along the (County Road) 486 widening project? Thought they were trying to keep the rural look in our Nature Coast county. This fencing looks ugly and blocks out all Mother Natures beauty. Also, I would like to say thank you to Code Enforcement for the removal of illegal signs and hope they keep enforcement and pick up on a daily basis. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and h ave less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Debbie Ressler GUEST COLUMN

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Thanks for pet adoption help Thank you to the Adopt a Rescued Pet for the support of the dogs at the Citrus County Animal Shelter. In order to help promote adoptions, they are sponsoring a discount of the adoption fees for the month of February. This group has bought beds for the dogs, assisted with medical expenses for the dogs, and helped promote adoption of our dogs. They are a true friend to the homeless shelter dogs of Citrus County. Thank you much.Look for ford in river I like Gerry Mulligans recent column on the things everyone should try to do in Citrus County. About his comments on the Withlacoochee Bay Trail and the biking that you can do there, there is one problem. The new extension from the trailhead just off U.S. 19 only goes to an overlook above the confluence of the Withlacoochee River and the barge canal. Ditto for the new trail on the Inglis island that begins at the dam that also ends at an overlook of the confluence. So until they get funding and build the bridge, you simply cant bike from U.S. 19 trailhead to Lake Rousseau without getting very wet.Why order cars in first place? What in the world was Brad Thorpe and senior staff thinking to even order brand-new cars in the year of 2013? The county is facing many, many financial crises and they order a new car? The fact that they even placed the order is cause for doubt in their ability to be effective administrators.Equal consideration In reference to the handicapped person who takes special consideration: I am 100 percent serviceconnected permanently and totally disabled veteran. All I ask for is an opportunity and equal consideration.O PINION C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 A11 Board Certified American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Board Certified National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Ward Eye Center 8490 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa (352) 489-3579 (352) 628-0123 M O D E R N MODERN D I A B E T I C DIABETIC S P E C I A L I S T SPECIALIST 000DVWP 000E5XD Security & Peace of Mind Sheldon Palmes I nsurance I I 1037 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, FL 34442 352-341-4661 8469 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448 352-628-1030 Best Coverage Best Rates Absolute Best Service Since 1997 HOME AUTO BUSINESS HEALTH MOBILE HOME LIFE ANNUITY www.sheldonpalmsinsurance.com 20 20 10 10 20 20 10 10 Letters to the EDITOR Scott Adams rebuts column RE: Gerry Mulligans Out the Window column in todays (Feb. 24, 2013) Chronicle He misses the whole point. What Mr. Gerry Mulligan is saying about his county commissioner friends and county staff is they have no plan, do not know how to get out of this and never had a plan. This is misconduct, and until new elections, we may not be able to change this thinking. Mr. Brad Thorpe suggested I fire him and I agreed all boards would have fired him based on the Nov. 29, 2012, Duke Energy Emergency Action Plans freeze on vehicle purchases. I suggest we are topheavy in administration, and suggest six to nine positions be gone and commissioners say Im picking on people. Its the right call at this time. I see cronyism between commissioners and administrators, which is paralyzing good judgment. As my father told me, You cant fix the problem with the same people who made it; they have too much to lose. In two years, the change will come during the election, or maybe we need a grand jury investigation to see whats really going on. We thousands are not wrong, and refuse to go along, Gerry Mulligan. Give us a little more credit, Gerry.Scott Adams Citrus County commissioner, District 5 Start listening to the people To the Editorial Board of the Citrus County Chronicle in response to your editorial of Feb. 19: I have to address the issue of the BOCC of Citrus County and the ongoing and well-described buffoonery that takes place at the meetings. Ms. Bays description is spot on. Where she falls short is in implying it began when Scott Adams was elected. Commission Chairman Meek also tried to imply that the boards problems began when Scott Adams was elected. I concede that in being new to the board Mr. Adams may make a misstep in protocol occasionally, but he has not contributed to the buffoonery that has been taking place over the past couple of years. This BOCC has constantly refused to pay any attention to the citizens of Citrus County when they voice a difference of opinion on an issue. They seem to want to cram down our throats that we need Meadowcrest and we need the Ottawa extension and we need a Port Citrus, etc. Perhaps if the BOCC would get off of Scott Adams back and abandon their personal agendas, things will smooth out and Citrus County can once again become a people-oriented county. In your editorial, you stated Adams ignited anger on the commission. Is that any wonder when he just called their ex-commissioner friend to task? Their response in going to his defense just proved my point: it is still a good-old-boy BOCC. I voted for everyone on the BOCC right now except for Dennis Damato, but I will assure you I will vote against every one of them if they do not get their act together and listen to the people of Citrus County when they oppose a project that the BOCC is pushing and at least give that person the courtesy of discussing it. Port Citrus is a farce, Meadowcrest is a farce and Ottawa is a disaster. What will be next? Who knows? Paying for a feasibility study for Port Citrus and a traffic light at Meadowcrest along with the money spent on Ottawa? It is hard to tell. As far as Citrus County government being in a big financial bind, what would you expect when spending on foolhardy projects is out of control? It is true that firing the county administrator will not solve the financial dilemma of Citrus County, but he does need to be made aware that he is there to serve and respect the people and that he works for all of the county commission. He should expect to be questioned and he should be prepared to answer the questions in a respectful manner even when the question might make him look bad. That would help keep the BOCC from looking like buffoons and return some dignity to the BOCC meetings. I see no light at the end of the tunnel as long as we have the current county commission, but I am praying that most of the people will say enough is enough in the next election and get rid of the pack of good old boys that are running things now. To Scott Adams I would say, dont back down. Hold your ground and stick to your principles. Even if you lose, you will have been on the right side but I dont see you losing. I know that I am not alone in the feeling that we are being betrayed by most of the BOCC. Fred Barnsdale Homosassa Sound OFF

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Tears Associated Press Summit Elementary School principal Tamela Martin wipes away tears Monday after students honored her for being named 2013 Principal of the Year by the Kentucky School Counselors Association, in Ashland, Ky. US stopping use of term negroWASHINGTON After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word negro to describe black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels black or African-American. The change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau distributes its annual American Community Survey to more than 3.5 million U.S. households, Nicholas Jones, chief of the bureaus racial statistics branch, said in an interview.School board members droppedATLANTA Georgias governor has signed an order to suspend six of nine members of an Atlanta-area school board that oversees the states third-largest school system. The DeKalb County School Board was previously put on probation through the end of 2013 and risks losing accreditation. An audit of the school system found evidence of fiscal mismanagement and unethical practices. Crews search for family off coastMONTEREY, Calif. Crews planned to search by sea and air through the night Monday as they ramped up efforts to find a husband, wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls saying their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast and they were fashioning a raft from a cooler and a life ring. The unidentified family had been sailing a small vessel Sunday west of Monterey Bay, where strong winds, cold water and big swells made for perilous conditions. Forecasters had issued a weekend advisory warning boaters of rough seas in the area. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Spruce-up Associated Press Two Great White Pelicans clean their plumage Monday in their enclosure in the Frankfurt Zoo, Frankfurt, Germany. Tibetan monks self-immolate BEIJING Two Tibetan monks in their early 20s set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule near dozens of pilgrims who had gathered for prayers to mark the end of the Tibetan New Year festival, a Tibet rights group said. Both died. One of the monks, Tsesung Kyab, self-immolated Monday outside a temple in Luqu county in northwestern Gansu province while the other, Phagmo Dundrup, set himself ablaze Sunday at a monastery in neighboring Qinghai province, said the Washington, D.C.-based, International Campaign for Tibet reported. The latest self-immolations bring the total since 2009 to 106. Police probe sex harassment claims LONDON British police are investigating allegations that a former senior member of the Liberal Democratic party sexually harassed four women, authorities said Monday, in a case that has shaken up the junior partner in the countrys governing coalition. Scotland Yard said its special investigations team has been approached by party officials following claims that Chris Rennard, a former chief executive of the left-leaning Lib Dems, inappropriately touched and propositioned four women in incidents that dated back to 2003. Rennard, who stepped down in 2009, denies the claims. Germans back ban on far-right partyBERLIN Germanys federal government plans to back legal efforts to ban the countrys biggest far-right party. German news agency dpa reports that Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told lawmakers Monday that the government would follow Germanys 16 states in asking for a ban on the National Democratic Party. The government has accused the NPD of promoting a racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic agenda in violation of the countrys constitution. Mexican president signs reform billMEXICO CITY President Enrique Pena Nieto signed Mexicos most sweeping education reform in seven decades into law Monday, seeking to change a system in which teaching positions could be sold or inherited, and no official census of schools, teachers and students had been carried out. The legislation, which is widely expected to weaken Mexicos powerful teachers union, was approved earlier by congress and the majority of state legislatures. The reform was a plank of a pact signed between Pena Nietos Institutional Revolutionary Party and the two main opposition parties. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated PressWASHINGTON Wholl be the first to feel the sting? Jobless Americans who have been out of work for a long time and local governments that are paying off loans to fix roads and schools are in tough spots when it comes to the automatic federal budget cuts that are scheduled to kick in Friday. About 2 million long-term unemployed people could see checks now averaging $300 a week reduced by about $30. There could also be reductions in federal payments that subsidize clean energy, school construction and state and local public works projects. Low-income Americans seeking heating assistance or housing or other aid might encounter longer waits. Government employees could get furlough notices as early as next week, though cuts in their work hours wont occur until April. The timing of the sequester spending cuts has real consequences for Americans, but it also has a political ramifications. How quickly and fiercely the public feels the cuts could determine whether President Barack Obama and lawmakers seek to replace them with a different deficit reduction plan. Eager to put pressure on Republican lawmakers to accept his blend of targeted cuts and tax increases Obama has been highlighting the impact of the automatic cuts in grim terms. He did it again on Monday, declaring the threat of the cuts is already harming the national economy. Republicans say he is exaggerating and point to rates of spending, even after the cuts, that would be higher than in 2008 when adjusted for inflation. All Obama has to do to avoid the damage, House Speaker John Boehner said at the Capitol, is agree to the GOPs recommended spending cuts with no tax increases. By all accounts, most of the pain of the $85 billion in spending reductions to this years federal budget would be slow in coming. The dire consequences that Obama officials said Americans will encounter from airport delays and weakened borders to reduced parks programs and shuttered meatpacking plants would unfold over time as furloughs kick in and agencies begin to adjust to their spending reductions. These impacts will not all be felt on day one, Obama acknowledged in a meeting with governors at the White House on Monday. But rest assured the uncertainty is already having an effect. The Pentagon will feel the brunt of half the cuts. Pay for active military is off-limits for cuts, so the rest of the defense budget must absorb the hit. The Obama administration says defense contractors have already ramped down work, contributing to a dip in economic activity in the fourth quarter of last year. The Navy has decided not to deploy an aircraft carrier as planned to the Persian Gulf. Budget cuts: Who will feel the pain? Cities, long-term unemployed could be first in line Associated PressLUBBOCK, Texas The nations midsection again dealt with blizzard conditions Monday, closing highways, knocking out power to thousands in Texas and Oklahoma and even bringing hurricane-force winds to the Texas Panhandle. Two people have died. Already under a deep snowpack from last weeks storm, Kansas was preparing for another round of heavy snow Monday evening and overnight, prompting some to wonder what it could do for the drought. Is it a drought-buster? Absolutely not, National Weather Service meteorologist Victor Murphy said. Will it bring short-term improvement? Yes. The storm is being blamed for two deaths on Monday. In northwest Kansas, a 21-year-old mans SUV hit an icy patch on Interstate 70 and overturned. And in the northwest town of Woodward, Okla., heavy snow caused a roof to collapse, killing one inside the home. Earlier on Monday, blizzard warnings extended from the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles into south-central Kansas. The blizzard warnings were dropped Monday evening for the far western portion of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. Meanwhile to the east, lines of thunderstorms crossed Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida, bringing heavy rain and an occasional tornado warning. As many as 10,000 people lost power in Oklahoma, as did thousands more in Texas. I have a gas cooking stove and got the oven going, said Ann Smith, owner of the Standifer House Bed and Breakfast in Elk City, Okla., late Monday afternoon. Her daughter and grandchildren had come over because they lost power. If it gets cold tonight, I guess well have to put pallets in the kitchen, Smith said with a laugh. Colorado and New Mexico were the first to see the system Sunday night, with up to 2 feet falling in the foothills west of Denver. As it moved into the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles Monday, the storm ground travel to a halt, closing miles of interstates and state highways. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Daniel Hawthorne said about a dozen motorists had to be rescued, but no one was injured. The National Weather Service in Lubbock reported at one point that as many as 100 vehicles were at a standstill on Interstate 27. Western whiteout Associated Press Amarillo emergency personnel assist a stranded motorist Monday on the I-40 service road in Amarillo, Texas. A blizzard packing 50-mph wind gusts and more than 11 inches of snow blasted Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle Monday, making travel nearly impossible. Interstate 40 and many major highways in the Panhandle were closed. At least two dead as blizzards bluster across several states Associated PressBEIRUT Syria said Monday it is prepared to hold talks with armed rebels bent on overthrowing President Bashar Assad, the clearest signal yet that the regime is growing increasingly nervous about its long-term prospects to hold onto power as opposition fighters make slow but persistent headway in the civil war. Meanwhile, the umbrella group for Syrian opposition parties said it had reversed a decision to boycott a conference in Rome being held to help drum up financial and political support for the opposition. Walid al-Bunni, a spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition, said the move came after a phone call between the groups leader, Mouaz alKhatib, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Al-Bunni told pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Arabiya the decision was made based on guarantees alKhatib heard from western diplomats that the conference would be different this time. He did not elaborate. The boycott had put the group at odds with its Western backers. The Syrian talks offer, made by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem during a visit to Moscow, came hours before residents of Damascus and state-run TV reported a huge explosion and a series of smaller blasts in the capital, followed by heavy gunfire. State-run news agency SANA said there were multiple casualties from the explosion, which it said was a suicide car bombing. Britain-based activist group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosions targeted a checkpoint, adding there were initial reports of at least five regime forces killed and several wounded. The talks proposal marked the first time that a high-ranking regime official has stated publicly that Damascus would be willing to meet with the armed opposition. But alMoallem did not spell out whether rebels would first have to lay down their weapons before negotiations could begin a crucial sticking point in the past. The regimes proposal is unlikely to lead to talks. The rebels battling the Syrian military have vowed to stop at nothing less than Assads downfall and are unlikely to agree to sit down with a leader they accuse of mass atrocities. But the timing of the proposal suggests the regime is warming to the idea of a settlement as it struggles to hold territory and claw back ground it has lost to the rebels in the nearly two-year-old conflict. Syria says it will talk to rebel groups Announcement signals regime might be growing nervous

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Baseball/ B2 Basketball/ B2 Hockey/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 NASCAR/ B3 Sports briefs/ B3 Entertainment/ B4 Orioles defeat Yankees in spring training action./ B2 S PORTS Section B TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE SPORTS BRIEFS Indiana stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga No. 2 Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history. While the West Coast Bulldogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only appearance in the poll. Louisiana Tech, which is 25th this week, was led back then to a ranking as high as No. 7 by a forward named Karl Malone. Gonzaga at that time had a point guard named John Stockton. See Page B3 for Top 25 list.Baylor still No. 1 in AP womens poll Baylor remains No. 1 in The Associated Press womens basketball poll for an eighth straight week after topping UConn last Monday night. Baylor received all 40 firstplace votes for the first time since returning to the top spot. The first seven stayed unchanged with Notre Dame, UConn, Stanford and Duke following Baylor. Cal rallied from a 17-point deficit against Oregon State on Sunday to remain sixth. Penn State, Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky round out the first 10. A week after falling out of the Top 25, Iowa State came back in at No. 23. Oklahoma State fell out for the first time this season. See Page B3 for Top 25 list.No. 8 Florida could get Frazier, Yeguete back soon GAINESVILLE No. 8 Florida will be without two key backups at Tennessee on Tuesday night. But coach Billy Donovan says guard Michael Frazier II (concussion) and forward Will Yeguete (knee) could be back for Saturdays game against Alabama. Frazier sustained a concussion Saturday against Arkansas when he went headfirst into Scottie Wilbekins knee while chasing a loose ball. Yeguete had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Feb. 8 to remove loose bodies. Their absences will leave the Gators short-handed against the Volunteers. Florida, which needs one win to clinch a firstround bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament, has lost six of its last seven games at Tennessee. Frazier averages 6.4 points a game; Yeguete averages 6.0 points and 6.3 rebounds. Daytona 500 preliminary TV ratings much higher DAYTONA BEACH With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500s preliminary television ratings were much higher than last years. Sunday afternoons race earned a 10.0 overnight rating and 22 share on Fox, the network said Monday. Thats up 30 percent from 2012, when rain pushed the event to a Monday night. It was the highest overnight rating since 2006. Jimmie Johnson won the race while Patrick was eighth, the best finish by a woman at the Daytona 500. Eagles release veteran DT Jenkins PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles in 2011 and started every game the last two seasons. He was due to make $5.5 million this season, but rebuilding Philadelphia cut the 32-year-old Jenkins on Monday.From wire reports Springstead downs Citrus girl netters 5-2 L ARRYB UGG CorrespondentSUGARMILL WOODS The Citrus High girls tennis team probably needs to send a get well card to Melanie Dodd. Things just werent quite right when the junior No. 1 singles player was sick Monday with a fever. The Springstead High girls tennis team downed the Canes 5-2 in a match at the Oak Village Tennis Courts. Paige Jordan, normally the No. 2 singles player, combined with Hunter Pospiech to lose a marathon No. 1 doubles match to Springsteads Sarah Guerrero and Bryn Buckner 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. The Eagles, a talented 5-2 team, also won the No. 2 doubles 6-0, 7-6 (7-3). Springsteads Scarlett Somack and Robyn Cortney took that one from Juliann Johnson and Leah Stanley. Citrus is 5-2, but Dodds absence meant they were minus a girl who has never lost a singles match in high school. She normally wins at No. 1 doubles as well. While the doubles matches were being played, Springsteads Rachael Simone beat Patti Dion in singles 6-0, 6-1. The Eagles had a 3-0 lead before most of the singles matches had started. Springstead would also win the No. 3 singles with Somack beating Johnson 6-3, 6-0. Cotney took the No. 4 singles over Stanley 6-0, 6-2. Jordan did win the No. 1 singles, beating Buckner 8-2, as Jordan lobbed her opponent to defeat. Pospiech won the No. 2 singles 8-4 over Guerrero. Jordan would gladly have played No. 2 singles if only Dodds health had held up. It was just a long match and it was hard, Jordan said. They wore us down. Im a 10th-grader. I wasnt really ready for No. 1. I thought I played pretty good. I hope she (Dodd) gets better soon. Her coach agreed with Jordan. We missed Melanie Dodd big tonight, Citrus coach Scott Waters said. All of these girls were playing a notch above. Were young. Were growing. Paige and Hunter really stepped it up with their doubles. There are nights when someone is a little better. They are fighters and they dont give up. We will keep playing to the end. Springstead is a good team. Citrus boys roll to county lifting championship C ARL M C D ERMOTT CorrespondentCitrus showed up. Numbers told the story Monday as all three county schools met in the Citrus High School weight room to vie for bragging rights: The Canes were able to have lifters fill all 10 weight classes and walked away with a 66-19-16 win. Citrus coach Rayburn Greene was not surprised at his teams success, given his ability to dress twice as many athletes as his county rivals. Being able to cover all weight classes with quality lifters gives us a definite advantage, he said. Senior Ray Vielleux was the dominant lifter in the 119pound class, winning by more than 100 pounds to capture first place. His teammate, freshman Karlin Ray, took second to give the Canes seven points to start the match. All three teams had lifters in the 129-pound division, and competition was very close. The Canes Douglas Yeatts took first place, with Crystal Rivers Cody DAmato taking second. The Canes had the 139pound division all to themselves, as senior Dalton Tinsley battled Mack Schelstrate. Tinsley came out on top with a combined total of 365 pounds, besting his teammate by five pounds. Junior Kody McDow dominated the 154-pound class, with a combined weight total of 525. McDow attempted a personal-best bench press of 300 pounds, but was unsuccessful. The 169-pound class had five lifters, but again it was all Hurricanes. Juniors Rhys Fenech and James Pouncey each benched 250 pounds, but Pouncey took the clean and jerk by 35 pounds to take first. Pirates lifter Ruben Bowers took third for two points. Senior Allamar White bested his teammate Jaimee Juse by 35 pounds in the bench press to take first with a combined score of 475 pounds in the 183pound division. The Panthers Josh Reimer took first place in the 199pound division by 5 pounds with a combined total of 520. Canes teammates Travis Blotz and Nick Fernandez were tough competition, lifting 515 and 505 respectively. The 219-pound class saw two lifters set personal bests in team competition. The Pirates Destin Dawsy had bests in both events for a combined total of 540 pounds. Still, Citrus Steven Knowles stole the show with a combined weight of 620, with a clean and jerk lift of 325 pounds, to beat all lifters in any class. All three teams scored points in the 238-pound class, but again the Canes had the upper hand. Dalton Pollard sent the bar very high with lifts of 355 and 270 pounds. Teammate Mike Jones took second. The heavyweight division was the most hotly contested of the entire match. All three teams had two lifters, with two potential state qualifiers in the mix. The Panthers Dede Anderson set personal bests in both lifts for a total of 670 pounds, but was not able to take the top spot, which belonged to the Pirates Manuel Henriquez with a combined total of 685 pounds. And Henriquez doesnt think he has reached the level at which he competed last year. I feel I am just getting started this year, and do not feel I have reached my peak, he said. Pirates coach Nathan Varnadore was pleased with his team even, if the point total was low. We are in a rebuilding year and feel like we are playing catch-up with the other programs, he said. From jack-of-all-trades to Braves ace Associated PressKISSIMMEE Kris Medlen is not exactly imposing listed at 5-foot-10, and thats being generous. He munches on peanut butter-and-honey sandwiches before every start. He never stops fidgeting, whether its bouncing around the clubhouse before a game or just chatting up a couple of players after a spring training start. In many ways, its hard to take this guy seriously. Until he takes the mound. Thats when he becomes the Atlanta Braves newest ace. Medlen still seems a bit uncomfortable with the role of No. 1 starter, figuring a more experienced teammate such as Tim Hudson is better suited. But the Braves appear to be setting things up for the right-hander to be their opening-day starter an honor he certainly earned with the way he pitched in 2012. After starting the season in the bullpen, Medlen moved into the rotation and was basically unbeatable. He went 10-1 with a 1.57 ERA, a major reason the Braves earned a wild-card playoff spot. I really dont care about that too much, the title of ace, the 27-year-old said. Ace is being a leader. Its a veteran thing. Its not just something you hand off to somebody. I thought I had a good six months last year. My two months in the rotation were great to me. Im just kind of trying to build off that this year. Whether people think Im an ace or a No. 1 pitcher, whatever. Still, being an ace in Atlanta carries some gravitas. The franchise was known largely for its starting pitching during a run of 14 straight division titles, the place where masterful hurlers such as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz did their best work. Now along comes Medlen, who just a year ago was seen as a handy guy to have around but not exactly the centerpiece of the pitching staff. He was used to filling whatever role the Braves needed, whether it was spot starter or long reliever. But once the Braves committed to sending him out every fifth day, Medlen became perhaps the most dominant pitcher in the game. Associated Press Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen throws Saturday during a spring training workout in Kissimmee. STEPHEN E. LASKO /For the Chronicle Strongman Manuel Henriquez of Crystal River nears his personal best with this 395-pound bench press in Mondays competition with Lecanto and Citrus High Schools at Inverness. They are fighters and they dont give up. We will keep playing to the end. Scott Waters Citrus girls tennis coach. Being able to cover all weight classes with quality lifters gives us a definite advantage. Rayburn Greene Citrus boys weightlifting coach. See TENNIS / Page B3 See MEDLEN / Page B3

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B2 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S PORTS Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 Citrus County Cruisers 29th Manatee Car & Truck ShowRegistration 8 a.m. noon Pre-Registration $15 through 3/1/13 Registration Day of Show $20 Crystal Chevrolet/ Chrysler/Jeep/Nissan 1035 S. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19) Homosassa, FL Judged Show: Top 50 Plus Awards Including: BEST OF SHOW, BEST PAINT, BEST ENGINE, AND MORE! Dash Plaque to first 200 registered Free 4x6 photo of each registered vehicle Club participation award $100 Cash Raffle Drawing 3 p.m. Awards 3:15 p.m. FOR INFORMATION CALL: Paul (352) 249-7887 Registration form available at our web site www.citruscountycruisers.com ONLY PRE 1988 ANTIQUES CUSTOMS TRUCKS STREET RODS Sounds by Big D 50s Music 50/50 Rain or Shine Vendors Chinese Auction Door Prizes Valve Cover Races w/Awards 000DPY2 Associated PressPORT CHARLOTTE Jamey Wrights bid to make the Tampa Bay Rays his 10th major league team began with a scoreless inning. The 38-year-old righthander retired the only three batters he faced during Mondays 6-3 victory over a Boston split squad. He struck out Dustin Pedroia and Shane Victorino, then escaped without allowing a hit when third baseman Ryan Roberts made a diving stop on Jonny Gomes hard grounder and scrambled to his feet to throw to first to end the third inning. Pedroia homered in the first off Rays starter Alex Cobb. Newly-acquired Mike Carp had a RBI double in his debut for the Red Sox. Alfredo Aceves started and worked two innings for Boston, allowing a two-run double to Yunel Escobar. Roberts also had a two-run double for the Rays. Braves 7, Marlins 6 KISSIMMEE Justin Upton hit one of the longest home runs ever seen at Atlantas spring training complex, a towering drive that cleared the grass berm beyond left field, as the Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 7-6. Uptons teammates estimated the homer went at least 450 feet. It was his first hit of spring since joining the Braves in a trade with Arizona. The Marlins led 1-0 when Jason Heyward opened the fourth with a drive over the right-field wall. Upton made it back-to-back homers off loser Scott Maine, and brother B.J. Upton chipped in with a double, coming around to score on a stolen base and wild pitch. Atlanta led 7-1 before Miami put together a five-run eighth. Anthony Varvaro worked the ninth for a save. Orioles 5, Yankees 1SARASOTA Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1 over the New York Yankees. Roberts and Markakis were injured and missed the teams first postseason appearance in 15 years. Matusz started and allowed two hits to a Yankees lineup that featured only two regulars center fielder Brett Gardner and catcher Francisco Cervelli. Gardner had three hits for New York.Red Sox (ss) 4, Blue Jays 2 DUNEDIN NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey gave up two runs and four hits in his Toronto spring training debut, but he was outpitched by fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright for two innings in the Boston Red Sox split squads 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Wright, a minor leaguer, gave up two hits and struck out three over two scoreless innings. Red Sox manager John Farrell, who moved from Toronto to Boston during the offseason after managing the Blue Jays in 2011 and was roundly booed by fans when his name was announced during the pregame starting lineup introductions. Tigers 10, Phillies 1 CLEARWATER Cliff Lee looked sharp in his spring debut for Philadelphia and Miguel Cabrera homered again for the Detroit Tigers in a 10-1 win over the Phillies. Lee pitched two hitless innings and struck out his final two batters. Cabrera, the reigning American League MVP and Triple Crown winner, launched a booming, threerun homer off closer Jonathan Papelbon in a six-run fifth inning. It was Cabreras second home run this spring. Cardinals 10, Astros 2JUPITER Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros. Craig reached base in all three at-bats, adding a walk and an RBI single. Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals likely opening-day starter, allowed four hits while striking out three in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Twins 5, Pirates 4FORT MYERS Justin Morneau hit a three-run double for Minnesota and newcomer Vance Worley pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Worley was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia for outfielder Ben Revere. The righthander gave up two hits and struck out one. Rockies 9, Rangers 1 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run single off Texas starting candidate Justin Grimm and the Colorado Rockies went on to a 9-1 victory over the Rangers. Martin Perez started for Texas and retired all six batters he faced. The left-hander struck out two. Grimm allowed hits to four of the first six batters he faced after taking over in the third. Royals 16, Diamondbacks 4 SURPRISE, Ariz. Billy Butler doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice, leading the Kansas City Royals in a 16-4 romp of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Non-roster invitees Max Ramirez and Adam Moore had back-to-back pinch-hit home runs in the fifth inning off Steve Garrison. Ramirez hit a grand slam and Moore followed with a monstrous drive to left. Mariners 9, Angels 8 PEORIA, Ariz. Mike Trout singled in his first at-bat this spring and scored twice for the Los Angeles Angels in a 9-8 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The 20-year-old Trout, the AL Rookie of the Year and runner-up in the MVP voting last season, also walked. Hank Conger homered, doubled, singled and drove in five runs for the Angels. Brendan Ryan homered for the Mariners. Giants 9, White Sox 9 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Madison Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since the second game of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run and the San Francisco Giants played the Chicago White Sox to a 9-9 tie. Joaquin Arias, Brett Pill and Cole Gillespie each drove in two runs as the Giants took a 9-0 lead after three innings. The White Sox got two back in the sixth and tied the game with a 7-run eighth, highlighted by Seth Lomans three-run home run. Reds 5, Brewers (ss) 2GOODYEAR, Ariz. Joey Votto hit a two-run homer, an encouraging sign that hes progressing in his recovery from knee surgery that robbed him of his power last season, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the split-squad Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. Votto connected in the third inning off Robert Wooten. Votto also had an RBI groundout off Tyler Thornburg, a thirdround draft pick in 2010 who is trying to win a spot in the Brewers revamped rotation.Padres 7, Brewers (ss) 1MARYVALE, Ariz. Jedd Gyorko hit his second homer of the spring, a two-run shot that helped the San Diego Padres beat a Milwaukee Brewers split-squad 7-1. Gyorko has eight RBIs in his first four games. Kyle Blanks and Mark Kotsay each had two of San Diegos 10 hits. Catcher Eddy Rodriguez added a three-run homer in the ninth. Indians 14, As 10PHOENIX Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley needed stitches in his left forearm after being spiked during the Indians 14-10 win over the Oakland Athletics. Brantley was spiked by third baseman Josh Donaldson in a play that ended the third inning. Justin Masterson threw two perfect innings for Cleveland in his first start of the spring. Matt Carson and Yan Gomes homered for the Indians. Shane Peterson and 2010 first-round draft pick Michael Choice homered for the Athletics. Dodgers 7, Cubs 6 GLENDALE, Ariz. Dontrelle Willis left because of a shoulder injury just seven pitches into his latest comeback try, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the mistakeprone Chicago Cubs 7-6. The 2003 NL Rookie of the Year signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in January. He walked Nick Evans on six pitches to open the eighth inning and then threw one pitch to the next batter before trainers went out to the mound. Dodgers infielder Omar Luna had the go-ahead RBI in the eighth. Nationals 6, Mets 4 PORT ST. LUCIE Gio Gonzalez shook off the negativity surrounding him and pitched two hitless innings for the Washington Nationals in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Gonzalez struck out three and walked one. His name recently was linked to a Miami-area clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball for allegedly supplying performance-enhancing drugs to players. Chicagos record streak reaches 19 games Associated PressCHICAGO Marian Hossa scored 1:44 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night to stretch their NHLrecord opening points streak to 19 games. Patrick Sharp set up the winning goal with a quick turn along the boards and a drive to the goal that led to two stops by Nikolai Khabibulin. Hossa picked up the second rebound and was stuffed by Khabibulin again before he poked it in for his ninth goal of the season. Patrick Kane and Viktor Stalberg also scored for Chicago (16-0-3), which has won six straight and nine of 10. Nail Yakupov and Jeff Petry had the goals for Edmonton, which had won three straight against the Blackhawks. Senators 2, Canadiens 1 SO OTTAWA Peter Regin scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Ben Bishop made 44 saves in regulation and overtime, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Jakob Silfverberg also scored in the shootout for Ottawa, while David Desharnais replied for Montreal. After Regin gave the Senators the lead in the shootout, Bishop stopped Tomas Plekanec to secure Ottawas season-high fifth straight win. Regin had a chance to end the game late in overtime but his slapshot from the high slot hit the post behind Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who finished with 23 saves. Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 2 PHILADELPHIA Phil Kessel, Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski and Jay McClement scored to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Ben Scrivens made 23 saves for Toronto, which survived a double-minor against leading scorer James van Riemsdyk in the third period. Van Riemsdyk, who was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Flyers and played three seasons with them before being traded, was held scoreless in his return to Philadelphia. Scott Hartnell, playing his second game since fracturing his foot Jan. 22, scored his first goal of the season for the Flyers, who had won three of their last four and are in the middle of a five-game homestand. Jakub Voracek also scored for Philadelphia.Predators 5, Stars 4, OTNASHVILLE, Tenn. Roman Josi scored his second goal 28 seconds into overtime, and the Nashville Predators edged the Dallas Stars 5-4 in a wild game featuring fights and a bloodied face all in the second period. Josis slap shot helped Nashville end a twogame skid, and the defenseman also had two assists. Mike Fisher, Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist each scored goals for Nashville. Rookie Matt Fraser and Reilly Smith scored 25 seconds apart within the first 2 minutes of the second, and Vern Fiddler and Eriksson added a power-play goal apiece as the Stars matched their season high within the first 9:21 of the period. Michael Ryder had three assists. Associated Press Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price deflects a shot Monday as Ottawa Senator Chris Neil skates in front of the net during the first period in Ottawa, Ontario. Wright perfect in Rays debut Wizards 90, Raptors 84 TORONTO Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 90-84 for their third straight victory. A.J. Price and Martell Webster each added 12 points for the Wizards, who won for just the fifth time in 27 road games this season. John Wall had 10 points and seven assists, as the Wizards won for the 14th time in 23 games. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 18 for the Raptors. Hawks 114, Pistons 103 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 for their fifth win in six games. Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who were ahead 61-51 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter. Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta, which shot 14 of 33 from 3-point range. Kyle Korver scored 15 points, all from beyond the arc. Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 22 points. From wire reports Marquette holds off Syracuse Associated PressMILWAUKEE Davante Gardner scored a career-high 26 points and No. 22 Marquette beat No. 12 Syracuse 74-71 in a game that further tightened things at the top of the Big East. Gardner played only 11 minutes in Marquettes 60-56 loss at Villanova on Saturday, with coach Buzz Williams saying he benched the junior center because he played really bad. Gardner was the exact opposite against the Orange, making all seven of his shots and converting 12 of 13 free throws in 33 minutes to pull Marquette (20-7, 11-4 Big East) into second place, onehalf game behind No. 7 Georgetown. C.J. Fair had 20 points for Syracuse (22-6, 10-5), which has lost three of five and dropped into a tie for fourth with No. 21 Notre Dame. No. 10 Louisville is alone in third, a game behind Georgetown. No. 13 KSU 75, Texas Tech 55MANHATTAN, Kan. Thomas Gipson scored 20 points, Angel Rodriguez added 16 and No. 13 Kansas State beat Texas Tech 75-55, giving the Wildcats 12 conference wins for the first time in 40 years. The 12 league wins are the most ever for a first-year coach at Kansas State (23-5, 12-3 Big 12) and more importantly for Bruce Weber and his team is that win keeps the Wildcats tied with No. 6 Kansas for first place in the Big 12. Women No. 1 Baylor 86, Oklahoma 64 NORMAN, Okla. Brittney Griner scored 15 points, tied her season-high with 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead top-ranked Baylor to its 25th straight victory, 86-64 against Oklahoma. Aaryn Ellenberg had 19 points to lead Oklahoma (19-9, 9-7). Associated Press Baltimores Conor Jackson steals second base Monday ahead of the tag by New York Yankees second baseman Jayson Nix during the fourth inning in Sarasota. NBA BRIEFS

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE As a player, you never want to be just average, just skate along, just be OK, he said. You want to be the best you can be, whether thats the next Hall of Famer or whatever. I just dont want to be the next flop. I dont want to be the next guy who has a couple of good years and hes out. There are still plenty of skeptics who wonder if Medlen can come close to matching the way he pitched during those final two months, when he made a dozen starts, went 9-0 with a 0.97 ERA, and threw a couple of complete games, including a shutout. Sure, there are people who still question me, Medlen said with a shrug. Thats no skin off my back. Im just going to keep doing the same things Ive been doing. Im going to keep playing the same way Ive been playing, just being aggressive and confident in my abilities and my ability to get guys out. The Braves have no doubts about Medlens ability to lead the pitching staff. He doesnt have that big power arm and hes not 6-foot-4, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. But thats OK. Well take him. Theres a lot of guys in the Hall of Fame smaller than him who could pitch. Well take him. Medlen has been compared to Maddux, another less-than-imposing physical specimen who had no equal when it came to putting the ball exactly where he wanted. Medlen might be the most irreverent guy in the Braves clubhouse, from his unique pregame eating habits to his perpetual motion. The guy just cant stand still. After his first start of the spring on Monday, he went out to the outfield to get in some running. Later, down in the right-field corner, he was joined by teammate Craig Kimbrel and Florida pitcher Wade LeBlanc. While the other two stood calmly, carrying on a conversation, Medlen was going through his pitching motion, twirling his arms, and constantly jerking his head around to see what was happening at home plate. I dont know what it is, Medlen said. I can sit on the couch at home and relax. But when Im here, I feel better off moving around, doing stuff, having something to do rather than just sitting here doing nothing. The Springstead coach felt his girls had to earn the win. We knew they were good, said Springstead High coach Rich Scholl, who is also a tennis pro at Sugarmill Woods Country Club. We knew they were missing their No. 1. All year, we have been relying more on our 3, 4, 5 singles and our doubles teams. Its nice to see everybody fight today. The second doubles is undefeated. I am happy with the way they played. Citrus is scheduled to play Crystal River High today at the Pirates courts. TENNIS Continued from Page B1 MEDLEN Continued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Indiana at Minnesota 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Memphis at Xavier 9 p.m. (ESPN) Florida at Tennessee NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 p.m. (SUN) Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Boston Bruins at New York Islanders 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 6:30 p.m. Dunnellon at Lecanto 7 p.m. Crystal River at Springstead SOFTBALL 5:30 p.m. Santa Fe Catholic at Seven Rivers 6 p.m. Springstead at Lecanto 7 p.m. Hernando at Crystal River BOYS TENNIS 4 p.m. Forest at Citrus TRACK AND FIELD 5 p.m. Lecanto at West Port Mens AP Top 25The top 25 teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. Indiana (64)24-31,6241 2. Gonzaga (1)27-21,5303 3. Duke24-31,4616 4. Michigan23-41,4117 5. Miami22-41,3172 6. Kansas23-41,2729 7. Georgetown21-41,23611 8. Florida22-41,1645 9. Michigan St.22-61,1054 10. Louisville22-51,04710 11. Arizona23-499812 12. Syracuse22-59158 13. Kansas St.22-587513 14. New Mexico23-476416 15. Oklahoma St.20-669214 16. Ohio St.20-767518 17. Wisconsin19-855819 18. Saint Louis21-5495 19. Memphis24-345321 20. Butler22-635115 21. Notre Dame22-632825 22. Marquette19-731717 23. Pittsburgh21-715820 24. Oregon22-66123 25. Louisiana Tech24-354 Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 49, VCU 45, Akron 43, Wichita St. 35, Saint Marys (Cal) 24, Illinois 19, UConn 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Belmont 16, Missouri 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.Womens AP Top 25The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press womens college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. Baylor (40)26-11,0001 2. Notre Dame25-19572 3. UConn25-29093 4. Stanford26-28754 5. Duke26-18505 6. California25-28046 7. Penn St.23-37557 8. Tennessee22-567611 9. Maryland22-56658 10. Kentucky23-46348 11. Georgia23-460713 12. Dayton24-149214 13. Texas A&M21-748610 14. South Carolina22-545515 15. North Carolina25-444316 16. Louisville22-642612 17. UCLA21-641717 18. Delaware24-331918 19. Colorado22-528820 20. Nebraska21-621524 21. Green Bay22-213925 22. Syracuse22-413121 23. Iowa St.19-6122 24. Florida St.20-79019 25. Purdue20-77422 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 58, Toledo 34, South Florida 21, Vanderbilt 13, LSU 10, SMU 7, Gonzaga 6, San Diego St. 6, Texas Tech 6, West Virginia 4, Chattanooga 3, Michigan St. 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1.NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York3320.623 Brooklyn3324.5792 Boston2927.5185 Philadelphia2232.40711 Toronto2334.40412 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4014.741 Atlanta3223.5828 Washington1837.32722 Orlando1541.26826 Charlotte1343.23228 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana3521.625 Chicago3224.5713 Milwaukee2628.4818 Detroit2237.37314 Cleveland1838.32117 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4513.776 Memphis3718.6736 Houston3127.53414 Dallas2530.45518 New Orleans2037.35124 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4115.732 Denver3522.6146 Utah3125.55410 Portland2630.46415 Minnesota2033.37719 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4018.690 Golden State3323.5896 L.A. Lakers2829.49111 Sacramento1938.33320 Phoenix1839.31621 Sundays Games L.A. Lakers 103, Dallas 99 Golden State 100, Minnesota 99 New Orleans 110, Sacramento 95 Miami 109, Cleveland 105 New York 99, Philadelphia 93 Memphis 76, Brooklyn 72 San Antonio 97, Phoenix 87 Portland 92, Boston 86 Oklahoma City 102, Chicago 72 Mondays Games Washington 90, Toronto 84 Atlanta 114, Detroit 103 L.A. Lakers at Denver, late Boston at Utah, late Todays Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Golden State at New York, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh191360266548 New Jersey191054244849 Philadelphia219111196066 N.Y. Rangers17872184144 N.Y. Islanders198101175664 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Montreal191243275341 Ottawa201262264837 Boston151122244534 Toronto201280245746 Buffalo196121134863 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Carolina17971195051 Tampa Bay18981196958 Winnipeg18891174857 Florida18594144265 Washington176101134855 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago191603356137 Nashville20965234447 St. Louis181062225552 Detroit19973215754 Columbus195122124056 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver181044245248 Edmonton18774184249 Minnesota17872183742 Calgary17773174859 Colorado17782164251 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim161321275742 Dallas19982205153 Phoenix18873195049 San Jose17863194139 Los Angeles16862184039 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Boston 4, Florida 1 Detroit 8, Vancouver 3 Winnipeg 4, New Jersey 2 Chicago 1, Columbus 0 Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 4, Colorado 3, OT Calgary 5, Phoenix 4 Mondays Games Ottawa 2, Montreal 1, SO Toronto 4, Philadelphia 2 Nashville 5, Dallas 4, OT Chicago 3, Edmonton 2, OT Anaheim at Los Angeles, late Tuesdays Games Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Spring training AMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Baltimore301.000 Chicago101.000 Cleveland501.000 Kansas City301.000 Seattle31.750 Tampa Bay31.750 Detroit21.667 Boston22.500 Houston11.500 Toronto22.500 Minnesota12.333 New York12.333 Oakland12.333 Los Angeles04.000 Texas03.000 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Chicago21.667 Colorado21.667 Pittsburgh21.667 Los Angeles11.500 Miami11.500 New York11.500 San Diego22.500 San Francisco11.500 Washington11.500 Arizona12.333 St. Louis12.333 Atlanta13.250 Cincinnati13.250 Milwaukee13.250 Philadelphia02.000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Sundays Games Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 2 Toronto (ss) 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 Detroit 5, Philadelphia 5, tie, 10 innings Washington 2, Miami 2, tie, 10 innings Tampa Bay 10, Minnesota 7, 10 innings Houston 7, N.Y. Mets 7, tie Boston 5, St. Louis 3 Baltimore 5, Toronto (ss) 4 Cleveland (ss) 3, Cincinnati 0 Kansas City 7, Texas 5 Chicago Cubs 4, San Francisco 3 Cleveland (ss) 7, Milwaukee 4 Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 2, L.A. Dodgers 2, tie Seattle 8, San Diego 3 Arizona 8, Colorado 6 Mondays Games Atlanta 7, Miami 6 Tampa Bay 6, Boston (ss) 3 Boston (ss) 4, Toronto 2 Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 10, Houston 2 Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Detroit 10, Philadelphia 1 Kansas City 16, Arizona 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 6 San Diego 7, Milwaukee (ss) 1 Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee (ss) 2 Cleveland 14, Oakland 10 Seattle 9, L.A. Angels 8 San Francisco 9, Chicago White Sox 9, tie Colorado 9, Texas 1 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Todays Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 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. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego at Peoria, 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. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Arizona (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. NCAA Basketball FAVORITELINEUNDERDOG Indiana5at Minnesota at George Mason6Towson Memphis4at Xavier at Alabama12Auburn at Detroit12Loyola of Chicago at Green Bay15Milwaukee at Ill.-ChicagoPkWright St. at Valparaiso13Youngstown St. at Air Force5Wyoming Florida8at Tennessee at Florida St.5Wake Forest at Wisconsin18Nebraska NBA FAVORITELINEUNDERDOG at Philadelphia11Orlando at Indiana8Golden State at Miami14Sacramento at New Orleans2Brooklyn at Chicago9Cleveland at Dallas5Milwaukee at Phoenix4Minnesota at L.A. Clippers15Charlotte NHL FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE at Columbus-110Dallas-110 at Washington-130Carolina+110 at Rangers-145Winnipeg+125 at Tampa Bay-155Buffalo+135 Pittsburgh-155at Florida+135 Boston-150at N.Y. Islanders+130 at Minnesota-145Calgary+125 at Vancouver-175Phoenix+155 at San Jose-170Colorado+150 American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS Claimed 1B Lars Anderson off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER Signed G Derek Fisher. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 4 4 2 CASH 3 (late) 6 1 0 PLAY 4 (early) 5 8 7 7 PLAY 4 (late) 1 5 9 5 FANTASY 5 5 21 27 34 35 S COREBOARD T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 B3 Florida State to open 2013 slate at PittsburghTALLAHASSEE Florida State will open its 2013 football schedule on Labor Day in a night game at new Atlantic Coast Conference member Pittsburgh. The Seminoles schedule was released by the ACC Monday and features home conference games with Maryland, North Carolina State, Miami and Syracuse. The home schedule is highlighted by a Nov. 2 visit by archrival Miami. Florida State also has nonconference home games against Idaho, Nevada and Bethune-Cookman, a Football Championship Subdivision member. The marquee road games include Clemson on Oct.19 and Florida in the regular season finale Nov. 30. Florida State has an open date the week before visiting Clemson and also the weekend after the Monday night opener at Pitt. Miami going with Friday night opener to season CORAL GABLES Friday Night Lights are coming to Miami. The Miami Hurricanes will open next season at home Aug. 30 against Florida Atlantic, one day earlier than planned. The move was somewhat surprising, since Fridays are typically for high school football in the Sunshine State. The Friday opener gives Miami an extra day to prepare for a Week 2 game at home with Florida. Miami is also home for Savannah State (Sept. 21), Georgia Tech (Oct. 5), Wake Forest (Oct. 26), Virginia Tech (Nov. 9) and Virginia (Nov. 23). The Hurricanes travel to South Florida (Sept. 28), North Carolina (Oct. 17), Florida State (Nov. 2), Duke (Nov. 16) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 29).From wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS Associated Press Jimmie Johnson, left, and crew chief Chad Knaus wear Daytona 500 rings Sunday after winning the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach. It was important to Johnson to win a Daytona 500 with crew chief Chad Knaus there. Associated PressDAYTONA BEACH As Jimmie Johnson racked up win after win, championship after championship, he was always chasing one important victory. Johnson already had one Daytona 500 victory on his resume. But he needed one more. He needed it for Chad Knaus, the crew chief who has been with Johnson since the start of their ride into the record books. Knaus wasnt there the day Johnson won his first 500; he had been suspended by NASCAR for a technical violation found the week before the race was deemed to be deliberate. So Darian Grubb, still a Hendrick Motorsports employee at the time, called the 2006 Daytona victory in Knaus place. Ever since, Johnson has wanted to win another so Knaus would have a chance to celebrate winning The Great American Race. The time came Sunday when Johnson won his second Daytona 500, forcing the intensely private Knaus to admit just how badly he wanted the win with his No. 48 team. As you guys know, I eat, sleep and breathe 48, Knaus said. Anytime that Im taken away from that race car, Im pretty sad. But when those guys were able to come down here and win the Daytona 500 in 2006 in my absence, I think that really solidified the strength of the 48 car. Was I here? No. Was I here in spirit? Most definitely. I couldnt have been prouder of the group of guys we had there. But to finally be able to come down here and win, and be a part of this is definitely a huge dream come true. It was a moment Knaus has been working toward his entire life. He has sacrificed plenty in his personal life to get here. With no wife and no kids, hes not kidding when he says he devotes most of his time to Hendrick Motorsports and building championship race cars. He is not satisfied with what he and Johnson have accomplished since they were paired before Johnsons 2002 rookie season and that includes five Sprint Cup championships. No amount of wins or titles has so far satisfied Knaus. Its been two years since Johnsons last title, and he went down to the wire with Brad Keselowski last season before bad breaks in the final two races gave Keselowski his first championship. So Knaus was relentless of course during offseason preparations. And he devoted a considerable amount of time to the Daytona 500, the first race for NASCARs new Gen-6 car. I know we worked at least 35 days straight on the car that we raced in the Daytona 500, Knaus said. I know I put in personally one day of 38 hours straight. I actually sent Jimmie a text, saying Ive seen 6:48 three times today and havent been to bed yet. Knaus finally gets a Daytona 500 win

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Police: Boys rap videos inappropriate BROCKTON, Mass. Police have asked state child welfare officials to investigate possible child abuse or neglect in the case of a 9-year-old who appears in sexually suggestive rap videos. Brockton police said Monday they havent filed criminal charges or arrested the father of fourth-grader Luie Rivera Jr. who goes by the stage name Lil Poopy. A Department of Children and Families spokeswoman confirmed that officials are looking into concerns about the young rappers welfare. The investigation will include interviews with everyone who lives in the childs home and likely others who have contact with the 9-yearold, such as school officials, DCF spokeswoman Cayenne Isaksen said. The videos show the boy slapping a womans buttocks, engaging in sexually suggestive dances and glorifying drug use and materialism. Police started investigating after the local newspaper,The Enterprise did a story about the boy. The boys father, Luis Rivera told the newspaper his son is acting and not doing anything wrong. He said he planned to contact his lawyer on Monday. The newspaper said the boy has performed alongside Sean P Diddy Combs and was discovered in his fathers music studio by the rapper known as French Montana who founded Cocaine City Records. Lil Poopy music that was posted to an online mix tape site last October has lyrics that include him singing about being a bad boy and a cocaine cowboy. It showed about 8,600 downloads and 195,000 views by Monday afternoon.Author, illustrator create Newton tribute NEW YORK The author of the childrens classic Sarah, Plain and Tall is teaming up with an acclaimed illustrator for a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings. Random House Childrens Books announced Monday it will publish the picture story Snowflakes Fall, by Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan and her longtime friend and former Newtown, Conn., resident, Steven Kellogg The book comes out Nov. 12. The publisher will donate a portion of proceeds to an organization that helps the Sandy Hook community.Last waltz for Band members stuffKINGSTON, N.Y. A New York landlord says hes selling the personal possessions of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member because the musician owes him tens of thousands of dollars in back rent for storing the items for more than a decade. Mike Piazza held a garage sale over the weekend in Kingston to recoup some of the $60,000 to $70,000 he says hes owed by Garth Hudson who played the organ and horns for The Band, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. Piazza tells the Times Herald-Recordof Middletown that Hudsons possessions include boxes of sheet music, records and household items. He says he decided to sell the items after attempts to get Hudson to pay the back rent for the storage failed. Birthday A number of restrictions that have hampered your progress in the past are likely to be gradually lessened or, in some cases, even totally removed in the year ahead. This will bring success within your grasp. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Youre likely to function far more effectively when you can operate independently. Sadly, you could be more of a hindrance in situations where teamwork is required. Aries (March 21-April 19) Usually, you dont blab things that should be kept to yourself, but today you might not be able to help telling on someone whom you really dislike. Try not to take the low road. Taurus (April 20-May 20) There are days when socializing can be a negative experience, and it could be one of those times. If you find this happening to you, make a quick exit. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Your peers could find your motives suspicious, so if you think this to be true, make certain everything you do is above reproach. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Even if you feel like sounding off to someone who really deserves it, it would be best that you dont. Hold your tongue. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) If you find yourself involved in a financial transaction that requires a lot of paperwork, dont get lazy and take things for granted. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Friends will tolerate a bit of restlessness on your part, but not to the point of changing group plans. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) When conversing with others, speak well of friends who arent present, or say nothing at all. Any comments you make will be repeated and even distorted. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) To expedite certain tasks or assignments, you might be tempted to take a few shortcuts. Unfortunately, this might only cause more work for you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Itll reflect poorly on your image if you try to take credit for something that you had only a small part in producing. Dont let your ego put you in an embarrassing position. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Dont overreact if anothers point of view is diametrically opposed to yours. Remember, everyone is entitled to express his or her opinion. Show them some respect. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) When left to your own devices, youre pretty good at figuring things out. Complications could enter the picture, however, with comments by an unsolicited adviser. From wire reports Today in HISTORY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY24 Fantasy 5: 3 19 24 32 35 5-of-52 winners$93,936.04 4-of-5214$141.50 3-of-57,044$12 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY23 Powerball: 2 5 31 39 41 Powerball: 29 5-of-5 PBNo winner No Florida winner 5-of-59 winners$1 million 2 Florida winners Lotto: 1 2 3 9 23 53 6-of-6No winner Fantasy 5: 13 26 28 31 33 5-of-51 winner$275,719.58 Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2013. There are 308 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by terrorists exploded in the parking garage of New Yorks World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. On this date: In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba. In 1870, an experimental airdriven subway, the Beach Pneumatic Transit, opened in New York City for public demonstrations. In 1913, Brillo, described as an aluminum-cleanser, was registered for trademark by Philip J. Brady of New York (the trademark was issued in Sept. 1913). In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. In 1940, the United States Air Defense Command was created. In 1945, authorities ordered a midnight curfew at night clubs, bars and other places of entertainment across the nation. In 1952, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced Britain had developed its own atomic bomb. In 1962, after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, astronaut John Glenn told a joint meeting of Congress, Exploration and the pursuit of knowledge have always paid dividends in the long run. In 1970, National Public Radio was incorporated. In 1987, the Tower Commission, which had probed the IranContra affair, issued its report, which rebuked President Ronald Reagan for failing to control his national security staff. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, offering new justification for war in Iraq, told a think tank that ending this direct and growing threat from Saddam Hussein would pave the way for peace in the Middle East and encourage democracy throughout the Arab world. Five years ago: A power failure later blamed primarily on human error resulted in sporadic outages across large parts of Florida. The New York Philharmonic, led by Lorin Maazel, performed a historic concert in North Korea before the communist nations elite. One year ago: In a case that drew national attention, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., during an altercation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said hed acted in self-defense. (Zimmerman is awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder.) Todays birthdays: Singer Fats Domino is 85. Country-rock musician Paul Cotton (Poco) is 70. Rock musician Jonathan Cain (Journey) is 63. Singer Michael Bolton is 60. Singer Erykah Badu is 42. Olympic gold medal swimmer Jenny Thompson is 40. Thought for Today: Nothing is more frightful than laughter when it comes to jealousy. Francoise Sagan, French author (19352004). 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 B3 Page B4 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Associated Press A man walks past the main gate of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Monday. Militant Iranian students seized the compound Nov. 4, 1979, believing the embassy to be a center of plots against Iran, and then held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Associated Press TEHRAN, IranI ranian officials on Monday dismissed the Oscarwinning film Argo as anti-Iran, state TV dismissed it as CIA commercial, some viewers disparaged it as U.S. propaganda while others welcomed a fresh view of their recent history. All this is despite the fact that the movie based on the escape of six American hostages from the besieged U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 has not been screened in any Iranian theaters. Despite that ban, many Iranians have seen the movie. In downtown Tehran, bootleg DVDs of Argo sell for about 30,000 rials, or less than $1. The movie has set off a spirited exchange of views. The discussions have often pried open a generational divide: Iranians who took part in the 1979 Islamic Revolution picking apart the portrayals of Tehran at the time, but Iranians too young to recall the events getting a different view of the upheavals. I want to know what the other side is saying, said Shieda, a 21-year-old University of Tehran student, who gave only her first name to avoid possible backlash for speaking with foreign media. Tehran City Council member Masoomeh Ebtekar who was one of the students who occupied the U.S. Embassy and acted as the Iranian students spokeswoman says the film exaggerates the violence among crowds that stormed the compound in November 1979. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days, but a handful of embassy staff were sheltered by the Canadian ambassador. Their escape, using a fake movie as a cover story, is recounted in Argo. Ebtekar insists the hostage-takers were mostly students, but other accounts suggest militants and members of the Revolutionary Guard were closely involved in the crisis. Actor-director Ben Affleck shows scenes of a very violent and very angry mob throughout the film, Ebtekar said. It is never mentioned that these are a group of students. Iranian Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini said, The movie is an anti-Iran film. It is not a valuable film from the artistic point of view. It won the prize by resorting to extended advertisement and investment, he said, according to the official IRNA news agency. In contrast, retired teacher Reza Abbasi, who saw the Revolution first hand, said: I know Hollywood usually changes reality to make it attractive for movie lovers, but more or less it was close to the realities then. Others said Argo also shows the need for Iranian filmmakers to deal more with issues from the Revolution. The moderate Hamshahri newspaper said the movie targeted the culture and civilization of Iran, but is worthwhile for Iranians to see a different perspective of the events that led to the collapse of relations between the U.S. and Iran. Officially, Iran scoffs, but many in country curious I know Hollywood usually changes reality to make it attractive for movie lovers, but more or less it was close to the realities then. Reza Abbasi retired teacher, recalling her memories of the Revolution and Argos interpretation of the events. M ICHAEL M C C ALL Associated PressThe Mavericks, In Time (Valory)O ne of country musics most enduring bands, the Mavericks return with In Time, their first new album in a decade. Their mix of Latin horns and rhythms, crisp telecaster leads and the Roy Orbisonlike voice of Raul Malo remains as engaging as ever. In the 1990s, the Mavericks drew attention with a live show that had fans jumping like no other Nashville act. That uplifting live sound is the focus of In Time, which transcends genres by creating a timeless blend rooted in country music and early rock n roll. Malo brings operatic drama to a voice that can soar with power or caress with romanticism. Drummer Paul Deakin and bassist Robert Reynolds expertly handle grooves that perfectly set up guitarist Eddie Perez, keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and a smoking horn section. In Time is a welcome reminder of why the Mavericks have always been so special. M ICHAEL M C C ALL Associated PressEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch)O ld Yellow Moon is a reunion album of sorts that explores musical paths Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell first traveled on their initial recordings in the mid1970s. Harris began recording Crowell compositions in 1975, the same year she hired him to join her band. They remain linked as leaders of a groundbreaking era in country music. Then as now, Harris and Crowell excelled at bringing a fresh perspective to covers of classic country tunes, while pushing the genre toward a new sound built on driving rhythms, crisp musicianship and a wide range of well-chosen songs. Old Yellow Moon also reunites Harris with Brian Ahern, her ex-husband. While the album doesnt have the stunning originality of the duos early collaborations, it agreeably recalls why their early work together is so highly regarded. Todays HOROSCOPE Reviews: Happy Tuesday, country fans

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Women and the draft Listen up, ladies! Uncle Sam might want you, too R ICHARD L ARDNER Associated PressWASHINGTON Tennnnnnhut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, hes probably going to want you, too. The Obama administrations recent decision to lift the ban on women in combat has opened the door for a change in the law that currently compels only men between age 18 and 25 to register for a military draft, according to legal experts and military historians. Never before has the country drafted women into military service, and neither the administration nor Congress is in a hurry to make them register for a future call-up. But, legally, they may have no other choice. It is constitutional to register only men for a draft, the Supreme Court ruled more than three decades ago, because the reason for registration is to create a pool of potential combat troops should a national emergency demand a rapid increase in the size of the military. Women were excluded from serving in battlefield jobs, so there was no reason to register them for possible conscription into the armed forces, the court held. Now that front-line infantry, armor, artillery and special operations jobs are open to female volunteers who can meet the physical requirements, it will be difficult for anyone to make a persuasive argument that women should continue to be exempt from registration, said Diane Mazur, a law professor at the University of Florida and a former Air Force officer. Theyre going to have to show that excluding women from the draft actually improves military readiness, Mazur said. I just dont see how you can make that argument. Groups that backed the end of the ban on women in combat also support including women in draft registration as a matter of basic citizenship. Women should have the same civic obligations as men, said Greg Jacob, a former Marine Corps officer and policy director for the Service Womens Action Network. We see registration as another step forward in terms of equality and fairness, Jacob said. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., supports draft registration for women, according to his spokeswoman. Rep. Howard Buck McKeon, R-Calif., who heads the House Armed Services Committee, hasnt made up his mind. McKeon said through a spokesman that hes awaiting a Defense Department report due in the coming weeks that will assess the legal impact of lifting the ban women in combat on draft registration. But if youre worried a draft notice is going to soon be in your mailbox, take a deep breath. There is no looming national crisis that makes a military draft likely. A draft would be enormously unpopular; a new poll by Quinnipiac University found that American voters firmly oppose a return to conscription. Also, adding women to the mix just doesnt appear to be a high priority for a battle-weary nation nearing the end of more than a decade of war. The U.S. military has been anH EALTH & L IFE W hen I was in college, and on the debate team, there was a general rule that certain topics would always provide a more passionate argument than others. If you really wanted a good debate, pick one of these topics: religion, politics, abortion all very sensitive topics, and seen differently by all of us. Now, as a physician, another debate is raging in this country, this time concerning marijuana specifically, the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Some physicians favor the use of marijuana for certain conditions or side effects of treatment, while others strongly advocate Good, bad of medical marijuana See BENNETT / Page C4 Dr. Sunil Gandhi CANCER & BLOOD DISEASE Exciting news on CLL I saw a patient approximately 10 years ago. He was diagnosed with CLL, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia, when he came in with elevated WBC count in routine CBC done by his primary care doctor. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Leukemia begins when normal blood cells change and grow uncontrollably. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell involved in the bodys immune system. For about half of people with CLL, M ost of my articles center around problems with the ear, nose and throat system. Occasionally, I come across some reading material that may not be necessarily ENTrelated, but I think would benefit my readers and patients. Recently, there have been some cases in the news highlighting care of sick or elderly individuals and some lines as to what, exactly, is the proper way of taking care of these individuals long term. There is always an individual decision made by family members, but understanding the distinct differences of types of care available will help. The word palliative means to tend or serve to one, and is distinctly different from terminal care. Terminal care predisposes and suggests an endpoint to the process, and puts an estimate on how long someone may live. Terminal care sometimes can suggest benign neglect, where palliative care is preferred because it is an active and total care R esearchers are increasingly acknowledging the links between what we eat and prostate cancer. Growing evidence shows that diet influences not only the development of prostate cancer but also the severity of the disease, its spread and the likelihood of death due to prostate cancer, according to Dr. Philippa Cheetham, a urology cancer expert who has written extensively on diet and prostate cancer. Damage to the cells DNA due to oxidation has been implicated as an important cause of cancer. Diets with a high proportion of saturated fat, red meat and processed foods cause damage to cells due to oxidation and have been shown to be related to prostate cancer. In contrast, tomatoes and vegetables containing antioxidants and diet that is low in fat can protect the Is there a link between our diet and prostate cancer? See KUMAR / Page C5 See GRILLO / Page C5 Dr. Denis Grillo EAR, NOSE & THROAT Section C TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE INSIDE Dr. David B. Raynor / Page C2 Dr. Frank Vascimini / Page C5 Dr. C. Joseph Bennett NAVIGATING CANCER Dr. Udaya Kumar UROLOGY TODAY So you know: The information contained in the Health & Life section is not intended to cover all possible directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects and is not intended to replace consultation with a physician. See GANDHI / Page C5 000E2AO Palliative care defined See DRAFT / Page C4 Associated Press Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, accompanied by Marine Capt. Zoe Bedell, left, speaks Nov. 27 in San Francisco. Hegar, a California Air National Guard pilot who served three tours in Afghanistan, said excluding women from a draft reinforces a stereotype that they are less capable than men and need to be protected. SOURCE: Quinnipiac Univ.APDrafting women A Quinnipiac poll finds wider support among men than women for conscripting both sexes if the U.S. implemented a draft. Q: If the military draft were reinstated, would you favor or oppose drafting women as well as men? Men Women FavorOppose Dont know/ No answer 59% 45 36 48 5 7

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Blood drive sponsored by Our Lady of Grace Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 6168, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, the day before St. Patricks Day, at Our Lady of Grace Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. What better way to celebrate the feast of St Patrick than by giving the gift of life, a precious pint of blood? Each pint donated can significantly touch up to three lives and therefore can become a triple gift and blessing for others. Complimentary continental breakfast will be available, as well as other tokens of thanks for donors. The Citrus Memorial Health System SHARE Club free heart seminar, 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Auditorium on the main hospital campus. Innovations in Heart Care will feature a presentation from Citrus Memorials Manager of Cardiac Catheterization Lab, CJ Hosea, R.N. Hosea will discuss advancements in the field of cardiac catheterization that have great benefit for patients. Refreshments and educational materials will be available during the seminar. Seating is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Register online at www.citrusmh.com/events or call 352560-6266. Free Spa Night exclusively for nurses, case managers and social workers, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Superior Residences of Lecanto Memory Care, 4865 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Enjoy a manicure, mini massage, wine, cheese, door prizes and more. RSVP before March 4 to April Zay at 352-746-5483 or azay@ superioralf.com. R.I. Discovery (Recovery International) Abraham Low self-help systems for mental health depression, obsession, stress, fears, anger. Meetings are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdaysstarting March 12 at Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Call Jackie, 352-563-5182. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers : To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 26, Bealls, North Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27, Homosassa Elementary School, West Yulee Drive, Homosassa. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Lecanto Government Building, West Sovereign Path, Lecanto. 4 to 8 p.m. March 1, Citrus Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, West Educational Path, Lecanto. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1, Walmart Supercenter, North Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2, Floral Park Strawberry Festival, South Parkside Avenue, Floral City. CRYSTAL RIVER Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center offers the following health education programs presented by board-certified physicians and licensed medical professionals. Website: SevenRivers Regional.com. Call 352-7951234 to register for the programs. Code Blue: Heart Emergencies Workshop Learn about emergency cardiac care, interventional procedures and other potentially life-saving heart emergency treatments, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Nature Coast EMS in Lecanto. Program is free; registration requested. The 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. All interested persons are welcome at the free session. Call Stephanie Hopper at 352-344-0288. Crystal River Relay for Life invites all cancer survivors and their caretakers to an informative gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Crystal River Ale House, 1610 S.E. Paradise Circle, Crystal River. We wish to honor your victory by registering you in the American Cancer Society Registry of Survivors. This allows you to choose to receive future communications regarding cancer or not. Also, reserve seats for the annual Survivor Dinner Celebration and Opening Victory Lap of the Crystal River Relay for Life on April 5. The George A. Dame Community Health Center BoardMeetings are at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at the Citrus County Health Department, 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, in the first floor conference room. The Citrus Alliance Against Adult Abuse (C4A) monthly meeting is at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday monthly at HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. For information, call Judy Stauffer at 352-303-2620. Your help is needed to protect our vulnerable against abuse, neglect and exploitation. Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE program offers free and unbiased information and assistance for all your health insurance issues. In Citrus County, there are four locations ready to serve your needs. For an appointment at any center, call 352527-5956. Leave your name, telephone number and a short message. A SHINE counselor will return the call. Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. First United Methodist Church, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. St Annes Episcopal Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Inverness Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Support GROUPS SPRING HILL Leu kemia/Lymphoma Support Group 5 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Jeff Haight, R.N., group facilitator, at 352688-7744. Caregivers Support and Information meeting, 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Call Charlotte Downing at 352-422-7044 for directions /information. OCALA Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). Call 800-530-1188 to register. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter Cancer Support Group (including Multiple Myeloma), 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill. Contact: Lourdes Arvelo, LCSW, patient services manager, at 813-963-6461 ext. 11, Lourdes.Arvelo@lls.org or visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website at www.lls.org. Alzheimers caregiver support group by Alz heimers Family Organization, 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at Sugarmill Manor, 8985 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa. Call Bevin Brayton at 352-302-9066. The Citrus Memorial Diabetes Support Group, 10:30 a.m. the fourth Wed nesday monthly on the campus of Citrus Memorial Health System in the auditorium. An RSVP is necessary, as refreshments will be served. Call 352-341-6110. Look Good ... Feel Better a free two-hour session for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Cancer & Blood Disease Center, Lecanto, and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Lecanto. Call Joann Brown at 352-3417741 or the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665 to register. Emotions Anonymous 12-step support group, noon the second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Central Ridge Library, Forest Ridge Boulevard and Roosevelt, in Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. SPRING HILL Stroke Support Group noon the fourth Thursday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Pam McDonald at 352-346-6359. PINELLAS PARK Connections fireside-discussion-style support group for cancer patients, 7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly, WellSpring Oncology, 6600 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, 727343-0600; www.wellspring oncology.org. Families Against Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at Sandy Oaks RV Resort, 6760 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, for families, friends and anyone affected by MS. Call 352-422-5868. BROOKSVILLE Man to Man prostate cancer support group, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Brooksville Center, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Call Mary Capo at 352-596-1926. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10 a.m. to noon the first Monday monthly at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto. Pam Hall from Kids Central Inc. will facilitate the meeting. Call Pam at 352-387-3540. OCALA The Alzheimers and Memory Disorders support group of Ocala, 3 to 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Medical Office Building at West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 S.W. 46th Court, second-floor Community Room. Call 352-401-1453. Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute is beginning a monthly survivor group with C2 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE The need to appropriately address wounds A n insult to tissue and compromise to the skin can result in an infection. Infections can become a difficult and even serious problem even in healthy individuals if not treated appropriately and timely. Blisters, calluses, corns, cuts, scrapes, tears and punctures to the skin can allow bacteria to enter into the tissues, causing an infection. Of course, infections do not occur in every injury, but they can occur especially in the lower extremity, which is often exposed to a dirtier environment and sometimes is more difficult to wash/keep clean than the trunk, arms and head. Drug-resistant pathogens are on the rise worldwide. Drugresistant pathogens are not necessarily more virulent than their non-drug-resistant relatives; there are just simply fewer available drugs to treat them. There are not many new drugs in the pipeline to treat this emerging problem for a number of reasons. This does not bode well for the future, but this is not the main focus of the column today. Drugresistant infections are also difficult, as it takes valuable time to identify them. For example, a patient presenting with an infected foreign body in the foot will likely be placed on generic cephalexin after the foreign body is removed and the wound is swabbed and cultured. A culture and sensitivity test is performed to identify the bacteria and what drugs kill them. The choice of antibiotic is based on these results. The culture and sensitivity usually takes three days to give information, because it takes time to grow the bacteria and expose them to test antibiotics to see which ones they will be effective. A patient with a MRSA (methicillinase resistant staphylococcus aureus) infection placed on cephalexin will most likely worsen during the time it takes to obtain the test results, because MRSA will not be affected by cephalexin it has adapted to it. The delay or lag time it takes to get the information necessary to change to an appropriate antibiotic allows the bacteria to multiply and advance. The delay can sometimes lead to the need for hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics. Sometimes the delay or just the bacteria itself can lead to sepsis, amputation, or even death. Of course this is unusual, but can and does occur. I am not suggesting that every wound will lead to serious problems. However, I am warning those at risk to be aware. Patients with diabetes, immunocompromised state and peripheral vascular disease are at an increased risk of complications from otherwise simple wounds and should be vigilant in addressing any wound immediately. I am shocked and often angered by the lack of attention to the risk of infection from a wound in the population of people who are at risk. I see many patients with diabetes, neuropathy and peripheral artery disease (PAD) for nail trimming and surveillance on a routine basis. Sometimes a patient will show up for their routine check-up and say that I also need to check a wound or problem area that has been bleeding or draining for two weeks. This is disheartening and frustrating. These issues in this patient population can lead to amputation and death. This is not a common occurrence, but it does occur and it is preventable with timely care in most cases. A wound should be cleaned and addressed with topical antibiotics. The wound should be evaluated promptly by a health care professional if it is worsening, not responding to treatment, or the person is unable to treat it. One should not look at the calendar and see a doctors visit scheduled in two to three weeks and simply wait for the appointment for it to be evaluated. Resistant infections are on the rise, and the available treatments are dwindling. Often times, the difference between an uncomplicated simple cut, wound or splinter versus a more severe wound with infection requiring hospitalization, surgery or a protracted treatment course often boils down to timely care and addressing the problem rather than waiting. David B. Raynor. DPM, is a podiatrist in Inverness and can be reached at 352-726-3668 with questions or suggestions for future columns. Health NOTES See GROUPS / Page C3 Almost There107,000 Baby Steppin Bear Cubs86,965 CRL5,858 Fiscally Fit137,248 Step It Up102,000 CRPS Accelerated Steppers129,500 Pets n Steps130,000 Trinity Walkers58,000 CRPS Steppin Tweeners481,458 Biker Buddies913 Cubs in Minute Training600 Genesis589 Government Gals & a Guy691 Healthy Heroes541 Homosassa Hikers760 LifeSouth Depounders440 Teale433 X Nu Toned602 All Hours580 Bookin It411 Citrus County YMCA YId Cats656 CPR Exercise Warriors417 Early Birds810 Empress Girls755 Fantastic Four266 FitnessKins620 HPH-Because We Care484 JCM Motivators729 Minute Tracking Tweeners461 Muffets227 Pooch Walkers1,259 Sassy Striders514 Team Citrus 95246 Witness the Fitness347 Fabulous Flab Fighters670 Jazzercise Junkies1,375 Mimpop1,050 R & R Exemplar1,988 Wrinkles in Time1,755 Community-Wide Fitness ChallengeTEAM POINTS RECORD February 4 March 17 2013 Geriatrics Family & General Medicine Internal Medicine Intensive Care (Hospital) Long-Term Care (Nursing Home) Homosassa 4363 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa Springs (352) 503-2011 Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday by appt. only 8:00am-11:00am B.K. Patel, M.D Internal Medicine H. Khan, M.D. Board Certified Family Pactice Beverly Hills 3775 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills (352) 746-0600 Inverness 308 S. Line Ave. Inverness (352) 344-5511 000DXON New Patients & Walk-Ins Are Always Welcome Humana, Freedom, Medicare, United Health Care assignment accepted Our Goal Is A Healthier You Active Staff at both Seven Rivers & Citrus Memorial Hospitals Primary Medical Care Centers Dr. David Raynor BEST FOOT FORWARD

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inspirational guests and strength based topics. Cancer survivors and family are welcome to attend. The group will be facilitated by Tommie Brown and Medical Social Worker Wendy Hall and will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the RBOI office at the CMHS Healthcare Center at Allen Ridge, on County Road 491 in Lecanto. Guests will discuss a variety of interesting topics, including stress management, nutrition and exercise, benefits of yoga, reiki and acupuncture, and other topics which promote holistic healing, prevention and renewal. There is no cost to attend. For information, email Tommie Brown at tbrown009@tampabay.rr.com or call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106. Alzheimers Association -Florida Gulf Coast Chapter support group is attended by caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimers disease. All support groups are free of charge to caregivers. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11 a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at 352-527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer InstituteNew Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at 352-592-8128. Weekly meetings Together We Grow Nar-Anon Family Group 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204 in office building, use right-side entrance across from the Memorial Garden; Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts. Find a free local support group in your area: call 888947-8885 or go to www.NARANONFL.org. Recovery from Food Addiction 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 410-903-7740. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. For details or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at Queen of Peace Catholic Church Main Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Depression and anxiety peer support group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Central Ridge Library. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S. 19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced Life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352212-0632. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8 p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 S. U.S. 41. Crystal River AFG: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Last Resort AFG: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Lecanto AFG: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Beginners Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352-621-0599. Visit www.ncintergroup.com. AC Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsforchrist.com. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group 6 p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352-489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous : Easy Does It, 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday; &:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; The Recovery Room, 8169 S. Florida Ave. (U.S. 41), Floral City. It Works How and Why, noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. More Will Be Revealed, 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Citrus Memorial Hospital Historic School House: 135 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Recovery at Work Mens Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Lecanto Church of Christ: 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. Recovery on the River, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday; 8 to 9 p.m. Friday and Sunday; Lecanto Church of Christ, 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. Spirit of Unity, 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Citrus County Family Resource Centers outreach center: 3848 E. Par sons Point Road, Hernando. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the meeting facilities listed. Call the 24-hour Helpline: 352508-1604. Overeaters Anonymous : 5 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Episcopal Church. Call Rita at 352-382-8503. Voices of Recovery, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center (V.A. building) on County Road 491, Lecanto. Call Dolores at 352746-5019. The Circle of Love, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The New Beginning, 7 p.m. Fridays at Our Lady of Grace, Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The Encouragers Support Group has been helping people deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more. Weekly meeting. Call 352-637-3196. Anorexia and bulimia anonymous 12-step support group, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at the Yana Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River (behind the police station). Call Charmaine at 352-422-3234. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, offers two free weekly womens domestic abuse support groups: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Child care available. Call CASA at 352344-8111. Celebrate Recovery : 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Christian Recovery Fellowship Church, 2242 W. State Road 44. Call 352-726-2800. 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Churchs Student Ministries Building. Dinner available before the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. for $4 donation and a coffee house after. Call 352746-6200. Gulf to Lake Church Ministry Complex, West Gulf-toLake Highway in Crystal River. Dinner at 6 p.m. Fridays, followed by largeand small-group time and a Coffee Caf at 9. Call 352-586-4709. Nature Coast Ministries seeks to help the homeless and hurting of Citrus County. We offer referrals to Celebrate Recovery, call 352-563-1860. Overcomers Group for people recovering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or other out-of-control habits, 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sanctuary, 7463 Grover Cleveland Blvd. Call Paul at 352-628-2874. Dunnellon Life Recovery group for adults where addiction, compulsion and codependency issues are dealt with, at 7 p.m. Mondays at Rainbow Springs Village Church, 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon. Call Char at 352-465-1644 or Nancy at 352-794-0017. SPRING HILL Parkinsons Tai Chi Group 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the private dining room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Call Charissa Haffner at 352-346-8864. Organizations Alzheimers Association -Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352688-4537 or 800-772-8672. Website: www.alz support.com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Join the Alzheimers Association online community at www. alz.org/living_with_alzheimers _message_boards_lwa.asp. Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30 p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2 p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009 or The Residence at 352-6839009. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. First United Methodist Church of Homosassa has several support groups that run on a monthly basis. All groups are open to the public and free of charge, and meet at 1 p.m. in Room 203 in the Administration Building: First Monday: diabetic support group. Second Monday: Alzheimers/dementia caregivers support group. Fourth Monday: stroke survivors support group. Memory Lane Respite offered weekly for people with Alzheimers/dementia. Anyone bringing a loved one for the first time is encouraged to come early to fill out information forms. Call 352-628-4083 for meeting dates. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198-bed, not-forprofit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. Support group meetings are in the CMHS Administration Building unless indicated. ACS Man to Man Prostate Support and Education Program, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday monthly. Meetings are in the conference room at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute at 522 N. Lecanto Highway in the Allen Ridge Medical Mall. Call 352-527-0106. AHEC Quit Smoking Group: 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. Call 813929-1000, ext. 213. Breast Cancer Support Group: 11:30 a.m. the second Friday, Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Citrus Cancer Support: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday, cafeteria meeting room. Call Carol at 352-726-1551, ext. 6596 or ext. 3329. Cancer Support: at Cancer Treatment Center. Call Jeannette at 352-746-1100 for date and time. Diabetes Support Group: Call Carol McHugh, R.N., at 352-341-6110 for details. Head and Neck Cancer Support: Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Contact Wendy Hall at 352-527-0106. Heart-Healthy Eating Workshop: 1:30 to 3 p.m. second Wednesday every other month, CMHS Medical Office Building. Call 352-560-6266 or 352-344-6538 to register. Look Good Feel Better Group: monthly at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council. A licensed cosmetologist is present to advise women about many issues. For dates, times, more information or to register, call the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665. Mended Hearts Support Group: 10 a.m. second Friday, Gulf Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. Ostomy Support: 2 p.m. third Sunday, Cypress Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Steve Spielman at 352229-4202, Sue Penner at 352-560-7918, Sharon Brummer at 352-382-4446 or Betty or Mel Shipley at 352-3410005. Stroke Support Group of Citrus County: 3 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, CMHS Annex Building conference room, State Road 44 across from Walgreens. Call 352344-6596 or 352-344-1646. Hospice of Citrus County support groups and workshops. Call 866-6420962 or 352-527-2348 for information. Grief workshops: 1 p.m. Thursday Hospice of Citrus County Clinical Office, 326. S. Line Ave., Inverness. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Newly Bereaved Grief Workshop, Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. Grief support groups: 11 a.m. Tuesday Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 9 a.m. Wednesday Griefs Journey ... A Walking Group, Whispering Pines Park (Parking Area E). 10 a.m. Thursday Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. 2 p.m. second Thursday Hospice of the Nature Coast Levy Office, 24-B County Road 40 E., Inglis. 10:30 a.m. Saturday First United Methodist Church, 831 Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Evening support groups (for working people): 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, newly bereaved Hospice of Citrus County Clinical Office, 326 Line Ave., Inverness. Social support: 10 a.m. Tuesday Franks Family Restaurant, 2780 N. Florida Ave., Hernando. 1 p.m. first Thursday Mulligans Grill (formerly Mango Grill), 1305 Norvell Bryant Highway (C.R. 486), Hernando. 11:30 a.m. third Tuesday LIFT luncheon (widows/ widowers), Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club; call 352-6211500, ext. 1728 for reservations. Wings education series: th Tuesdays @ 2 Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. Teen Encounter and Camp Good Hope Camps for grieving children/teens offered in April and October. Suicide Survivors Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto. The group is free and open to the public. Participants need not be hospice families. For information, call Lynn Miller at 352-527-2020. Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast licensed 1985, is a notfor-profit charitable organization providing comprehen sively responsive and compassionate end-of-life services to the terminally ill and their families in 12 counties of North Central Florida. It also Q : I heard the FDA recently approved a nonprescription drug for women with an overactive bladder. What can you tell me about it? A: The FDA recently (2013) approved Oxytrol for Women, the first overthe-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women ages 18 years and older. Oxytrol will remain available for men with overactive bladder by prescription only. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. Symptoms include leaking urine (urinary incontinence), feeling the sudden and urgent need to urinate, and frequent urination. Overactive bladder affects an estimated 33 million Americans, the majority of whom are older women. Oxytrol for Women contains oxybutynin, a medicine that helps relax the bladder muscle. Oxybutynin belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. It is the first drug in this class to be made available overthe-counter for treatment of overactive bladder. Oxytrol for Women is a patch that is applied to the skin every four days. The patch delivers 3.9 mg of oxybutynin per day. Oxytrol for Womens safety and effectiveness for over-thecounter use were established in more than 5,000 subjects participating in nine studies. Overall, results from these studies showed consumers could understand the information on the label, properly select whether the product is right for them and use the drug appropriately. Side effects reported during clinical studies were mild and included skin irritation where the patch was applied, dry mouth and constipation. A leaflet with tips to help manage overactive bladder will be provided with the product. Women taking Oxytrol for Women should make sure to follow the Drug Facts labeling and consult their doctor if their overactive bladder condition does not improve. Richard P Hoffmann, Pharm.D., has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Send questions to him at 2960 E. Coventry Court, Hernando, FL 34442. H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C3 Women get treatment for overactive bladder Dr. Pablo Figueroa Se Habla Espaol 2222 Highway 44 W., Inverness Caring is my Profession Call for an Appointment 352-860-0633 ifamilypractice@tampbay.rr.com Accepting New Patients Serving Citrus County Since 1993 WE ACCEPT Medicare Aetna Humana United Healthcare Coventry Medicare Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Cigna Universal And Other Major Insurances 000E3KR 000DTL3 6151 N. Suncoast Blvd., Suite 1C Next to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Mon.-Fri. 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. Accepting New OB/GYN Patient s Richard Hoffmann ASK THE PHARMACIST See GROUPS / Page C4 GROUPS Continued from Page C2 HEALTH NOTE GUIDELINES Support group information will list monthly meetings first, as space is available, then weekly meetings. It is the responsibility of each organization to inform the Chronicle about changes to existing listings. To submit information about upcoming seminars, health-related events open to the public or support group meetings, email newsdesk@chronicleonline .com attn: Health Notes; fax 352-563-5660 or write to: Health Notes c/o Citrus County Chronicle 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Information relating to professional training or seminars attended by those in the health care industries are considered business briefs, and would appear in the Business Digest listings of Sundays Business section. To submit story ideas for feature sections, call 362-563-5660. Be prepared to leave a detailed message with your name, phone number and the address of the news event. Approval for story ideas must be granted by the Chronicles editors before a reporter is assigned. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit submissions. Publication of submitted information or photos on specific dates or pages cannot be guaranteed.

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provides grief support services for children and adults in the community. HPH Hospice, in partnership with the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, offers Caregivers Support Groups for caregivers of dementia or Alzheimers patients to provide information, education and emotional support in a safe, comforting and confidential environment. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome to join. Call Sue Piatek at 352-5274600 with questions. First Tuesday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 550 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. Second Monday, 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. Fourth Tuesday, 5 p.m., Emeritus at Barrington Place, 2341 W. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486 east of C.R. 491), Lecanto. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. Weekly ongoing Bereavement Group from HPH Hospice and St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, available to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1071 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Crystal River. There is no cost to attend. Call Paul Winstead at 352-527-4600. HPH Hospice, a nonprofit agency initially licensed in 1984, provides, care, comfort and support to individuals affected by a life-limiting illness in Citrus County. In addition to its office in Beverly Hills, it has a Hospice House on Norvell Bryant Highway in Lecanto for patients with limited caregiving assistance. SPRING HILL Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partners Club support groups meet on the campus of Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Diabetes Support Group 10 am. second Monday monthly, Kim Palmer, facilitator. Multiple Myeloma Support Group 5:30 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, Diane Terry, facilitator. Kidney Education Support Group 2 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, Mary Jane Talty, facilitator. ALS Support Group 2 p.m. the third Thursday monthly, Katie Mitchell, facilitator. Epilepsy Support Group 3 p.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Lillian Rojas, facilitator. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Support Group 6 p.m. fourth Wednesday monthly, Lordes Arvelo, facilitator. Crohns Disease Support Group 6 p.m. the last Thursday monthly, Isaiah Del Pilar, facilitator. H2U Partners Club events and activities are open to members only. Membership is open to Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus County residents for $20 a year. Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus County (234 acutecare beds), is one of the areas largest private employers, and offers Hernando Countys only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Approximately 300 physicians, 950 associates and more than 350 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospitals health care delivery team. Visit OakHillHospital.com. Monthly meetings SPRING HILL Caregiver Support Group 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly, at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Pamela McGee, facilitator, at 352-688-7744. Alzheimers caregiver support group by Alzheimers Family Organization, 2:30 p.m. the first Thursday monthly at Superior Residences of Lecanto, 4865 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway. Call Debbie Selsavage at 352746-5483. Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group 2:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays monthly at Superior Residences of Lecanto, 4865 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, just west of the Greek Orthodox Church. People touched by Alzheimers disease and other related disorders come together in a non-judgmental, safe environment to vent their frustrations, share coping techniques, learn more about the disease and discover what resources are available to them. If you require respite care for your loved one during the meeting, RSVP 10 days prior to the meeting. RSVP at 352746-5483. NEW PORT RICHEY Community Chatterboxes support group to assist individuals suffering from communication deficits (i.e., aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, etc.) as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders, 3 to 4 p.m. every other Thursday at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 727-845-0757. Friends of the Blind 9 a.m. to noon the second Friday monthly. Call Butch Shultz at 352-344-2693 for location. Womens Breast Cancer Support Group, 11:30 a.m. the second Friday monthly, Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in the Allen Ridge Medical Center, County Road 491, Lecanto. Light lunch served. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Feb. 8 is the next Breast Cancer Support Meeting, at 11:30 a.m. at RBOI in Lecanto. and Dr. James Rogers from Ocala Plastic Surgery will speak about reconstruction and plastic surgery. Epilepsy support group at the Lakes Region Library, Inverness. Call Lili Jane at 352-344-8765. Mended Hearts of Citrus County for individuals who have or had cardiovascular disease, as well as caregivers and family members, 10 a.m. the second Friday monthly in the Gulf Room in the Historic Citrus High School; parking and transportation available from CMHS parking lot A2. Open to the public. Call Millie King, at 352-637-5525; or CMHS Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC), at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute at the Allen Ridge CMHS campus, 522 N. Lecanto Highway in Lecanto. Quarterly meetings offer information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. Call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106 or whall@rboi.com. The Area 13 Family Care Council 10 a.m. to noon the second Monday monthly at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities office, 1601 W. Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44). All persons interested in issues of those with Developmental Disabilities are encouraged to attend. Call Karen Huscher at 352-7261445 or isabelfcc13@yahoo. com. Area 13 covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. There are 15 Family Care Councils with governor-appointed volunteer members, who are individuals with a developmental disability or are a family member. Seeking new members. Contact Huscher at 352-726-1445 or cbettykay@aol.com; facebook.com/groups/331632 140186772/. Website: www.FCCFlorida.org. NAMI-Citrus locally chartered group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets the second Monday monthly at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., speaker at 6:45 p.m. All those with an interest in mental health issues are welcome. Call 352-341-2273. SPRING HILL Healthy Hearts support group open to anyone looking for information on cardiac disease, 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly in the cafeteria conference room at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required, call 352-628-6060 in Citrus, 352-597-6333 in Hernando or visit the website www.OakHill Hospital.com. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, hosts a volunteer meeting at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly, September to May. Call 352-344-8111. HIV support group 3 to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly at Citrus County Health Department, 3700 Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Open to all affected by HIV. Persons attending remain confidential, testing will be anonymous. Reservation not required. Call 352-527-0068, ext. 281, if you have any questions. Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) grief support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River. Call Bernadette Passalacqua at 352-746-4664 or visit www. bereavedparentsusa.org. SPRING HILL Spinal Cord Injury support group, 5 p.m. second Thursday monthly in the gym at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Call Dee Hardee at 352592-7237. FFRA (Families and Friends Reaching for the Abilities), third Friday monthly at the Key Training Center in Inverness at 130 Heights Ave. Social time and business meeting at 9 a.m. is followed by a speaker at 10 a.m. Call Ron Phillips, president, at 352-382-7819 or visit www.ffracitrus.org. The Ostomy Support Group of Citrus County, 2 p.m. the third Sunday monthly in the Cypress Room at Citrus Memorial Health Systems office building in the old schoolhouse, 131 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Call Steve at 352229-4202 or Sue at 352-560-7918. National Osteoporosis Foundation Citrus County Support Group, 1 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly in the training room at Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Each month offers a different speaker. This is part of the NOFs Affiliated Support Group Program dedicated to providing accurate, timely information and support to people affected by osteoporosis. Call Janet Croft at 352-249-7874 or email TheBoneZone2010@yahoo.com. Nature Coast Multiple Myeloma Support Group 6 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at the Oak Hill Hospital Partners Club (formerly Spring Hill Enrichment Center) at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (State Road 50), Brooksville. Free dinner buffet will be served. Contact Herb and Dianne Terry at 352-621-0672 or hterry1@tampabay.rr.com, or Richard Blustein at 352428-4536 or Blustein22@ aol.com. SPRING HILL Look Good Feel Better Support Group, 3:30 to 5 p.m. third Wednesday monthly at the Florida Cancer Specialists, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203, in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call 352-688-7744. SPRING HILL Amputee support group 7 p.m. the last Monday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Eva Baker at 352592-7232. C4 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE H EALTH& L IFE Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769452 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County A special luminaria ceremony held during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. Relay is a community gathering where everyone can join the fight against cancer. P l e a s e l i g h t a c a n d l e i n h o n o r o r I n m e m o r y o f m y l o v e d o n e / f r i e n d w h o h a s b a t t l e d c a n c e r C r y s t a l R i v e r A p r i l 5 Crystal River High School www.relayforlife.org/crystalriverfl L e c a n t o A p r i l 1 2 Lecanto High School www.relayforlife.org/lecantofl I n v e r n e s s A p r i l 1 9 Citrus High School www.relayforlife.org/invernessfl For more information call 637-5577 L i g h t t h e w a y t o a c u r e L i g h t t h e w a y t o a c u r e all-volunteer force for the past 40 years and women have become an integral part of it. Nearly 15 percent of the 1.4 million troops on active duty are female. More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or other countries in support of the wars. There have been 152 women killed in fighting. Americans overwhelmingly support allowing female volunteers to serve in ground combat roles by a 75-25 margin, according to the Quinnipiac poll. But the survey of 1,772 registered voters found them conflicted over mandated military service for women. On the question of reestablishing a military draft, male and female voters said they were opposed, 65-28, according to the poll. If a draft were called, however, men backed the conscription of women as well as men, by 59-36, the poll said. But 48 percent of the women surveyed said they did not want women to be drafted while 45 percent said they should be. Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, a California Air National Guard pilot who served three tours in Afghanistan, said excluding women from a draft reinforces a stereotype that they are less capable than men and need to be protected. Not every woman can handle a close combat job, she said, and neither can every man. But they can contribute in other ways if a crisis demands their service, said Hegar, who received a Purple Heart for wounds she suffered when her Medevac helicopter was shot at during a mission near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Hegar and three other female service members filed a lawsuit last year challenging the combat ban on the grounds that the policy unfairly blocked them from promotions and other advancements open to men. The suit did not address the question of draft registration for women. You cant pick and choose when equality should apply to you, Hegar said. Making generalized statements like, Women are capable of being in combat or Women are incapable of being in combat, are equally ignorant. People are either competent or theyre not competent. DRAFT Continued from Page C1 against the use of medical marijuana. A wonderful review of this topic was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., reported there is a growing body of mainly anecdotal literature supporting the efficacy of marijuana, particularly for cases that are not responding to conventional pharmaceutical treatments. In the United States, there are currently no vaporized inhalants as an alternative to medicinal marijuana, and the oral medications that have the active ingredient of marijuana are poorly suited to relieving distress due to their slow onset and unreliable response in patients. Translated, this means the best way to get any medical benefits from marijuana is to smoke it. Although the patient may find the psychoactive effects of marijuana unacceptable, it may be beneficial, and should be recommended if conservative treatment options have failed. However, there are two thought processes regarding the use of marijuana. Researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, and the Institute for Behavior and Health in Rockville, Md., note there is little evidence suggesting smoked marijuana will improve pain, nausea or other symptoms. Other effects of smoking marijuana should be considered, including the mental side effects, the impact of smoking on pulmonary disease and the potential impact on tumor progression. Prescription marijuana compounds, such as Marinol, do have some positive attributes, like oral administration, chemical purity, precise dosage and sustained action, and in many patients may have similar efficacy without the potential negative side effects of smoking marijuana. Based upon this, these researchers feel there is little scientific basis for recommending that a patient smoke marijuana for symptom control. So yes, there is a lot of debate going on regarding the use of medical marijuana, along with the pros and cons of actually smoking the marijuana versus using the prescription compounds that contain ingredients found in marijuana. This debate is going on all over the country, and it will take many years to come to a conclusion. Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board-certified radiation oncologist and a member of the Citrus County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer on WYKE TV at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email cjbennett@rboi.com. BENNETT Continued from Page C1 GROUPS Continued from Page C3 MORE ONLINE Read more about this at www.chronicleonline.com. SPEAKERS AVAILABLE Seven Rivers Regional Speakers Bureau brings customized programs to clubs, churches and other community organizations. Contact Amy Kingery at 352-795-8344 or amy.kingery@hma.com. The Alzheimers Family Organization has speakers available for your organization or club. This presentation will include basic Alzheimers information and the services and programs that the organization offers to the Central Florida community. Call 888-496-8004 or 727-848-8888. SPRING HILL Health Matters Home Care has a Registered Nurse available to do free speaking engagements for your group, club, church or organization. Call 352-686-4493 or 352-686-5593. The Citrus Team of HPH Hospice and its not-forprofit homecare affiliate, HPH Homecare, provide free, ongoing education to Citrus County residents about their many programs, services and volunteer opportunities. There is no charge for a speaker and the solicitation of funds is never involved. Educational materials are provided at no charge. Call Anne Black, community liaison, at 352-527-4600.

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cells against potential damage due to oxidation. Green tea has been shown to have a protective effect against prostate cancer in various laboratory and clinical studies. The green tea polyphenol (GTP) is said to play a protective role at various stages of prostate cancer development. Studies have shown a significant reduction in precancerous changes in the prostate (PIN changes) in people who drink green tea. Studies done at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have shown the benefits of pomegranate extract in slowing the rise of PSA (prostate specific antigen). PSA doubling time (PSADT) is often used a marker to measure the progression of prostate cancer. In the study led by Dr. Michael Carducci at Johns Hopkins, patients who received pomegranate extract daily for up to 18 months increased the doubling time of their PSA from 11.9 months to 18.5 months. Earlier hopes that selenium and Vitamin E may be beneficial in prostate cancer prevention have been dashed. In fact, there was an increase in prostate cancer in patients who were given synthetic alpha-tocopherol vitamin E. Saw palmetto extract also did not have any effect on the PSA levels even at high doses. While more studies are needed to confirm these effects, the popular perception that vitamins and other supplements are benign and always beneficial is to be questioned. Resveratrol, a compound found in red wines and grape skins, has been shown to improve the response of prostate cancer to treatment with radiation, according to Dr. Michael Nicholl, a researcher at the University of Missouri. Animal studies have also shown some protective effect of resveratrol in preventing prostate cancer. In summary, if you want to improve your chances of preventing prostate cancer, reduce red meat consumption (especially pan-fried meat), and add tomatoes to your diet. Green tea, pomegranate juice or red wine could help you wash it down! Udaya Kumar. M.D., FRCS Urol, Dip. Urol (London), is certified by the American Board of Urology and the Board of Urology of U.K. and Ireland. He is a former professor of urology with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Contact him at 3475 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448 or 352-628-7671. KUMAR Continued from Page C1 Q : I enjoy reading your articles in the Chronicle and had a question for you regarding my treatment. I have been a patient for many years at a local dentists office that has recently changed hands and am a little worried that they are trying to market added services that may not be entirely necessary. In this respect, they have quoted me a relatively expensive price to do deep cleaning around my molar teeth in all four corners, which requires numbing. I do not have dental insurance, so they recommended a plan that would reduce the cost slightly but requires me to join their plan. I have good dental practices, including flossing every morning and brushing for at least two minutes, two to three times a day. I also see the hygienist three to four times a year for cleaning. It seems to me the hygienists work has been less complete as of recently. My thoughts are that if the hygienist was doing her job properly three to four times a year and with my dental practices that this deep cleaning should not be needed. BTW, I do not smoke, am a 55-year-old male, have a little gum recession going on due to hard brushing and have not had a cavity since I was in my teens. I have two molars that are caps due to cracking, but otherwise have all my teeth. Any recommendations or thoughts? A: This is a great question. I think I understand your situation perfectly. It sounds as though you have a good handle on your dental experiences. You seem to know your mouth well, as well as taken care of it the best you could. What you could be experiencing is a changeover from a private dental practice to a corporate one. In some cases it is obvious there has been a changeover, but in others the corporation is concealed behind the name of the private dentist for a number of years before it becomes public knowledge that the practice is now being run by a corporation. In either case, this is becoming a more prevalent situation recently. Before I go any further on this subject, please note that what I write today is only my opinion. I have no way of knowing if my assumptions are correct. It is only opinion based on what I have seen, heard from patients, read in dental journals and my experiences. I have seen many patients like yourself for either a consultation or a new patient examination after an experience like you have described. In situations such as you have described, I usually find a few deeper pockets that need to be addressed. However, rarely with the need for four quadrants of root planning and scaling, as you mentioned. My approach is usually to treat the areas of need more locally, use some medications I have had great success with, and see the patient back in three months to re-evaluate the situation. In most cases, the patient is back on track to maintaining their periodontal disease with regular care and avoided the full-mouth scaling you mentioned. The scenario discussed above is reserved for patients such as yourself who are regular with their office visits, as well as their home care. I have also seen patients who might have moved from another state, being under the care of the same dentist for many years. If their dental office was not in the habit of screening for periodontal disease regularly and they show up for a new patient exam, they may end up being diagnosed with moderate to advanced periodontal disease and require exactly what you mentioned. This is usually a shock to the patient, but may, in fact, be true. I know what I mentioned here are extremes, but my point is there are many stages of periodontal disease. The first and most important phase of care is the proper diagnosis. Once that is done, the options for treatment should be discussed. Depending on the specific dentist and the type of office that dentist works in, you will usually get a different approach to the same issue (as long as the diagnosis is accurate). Many of the journals I read discuss the idea that corporate dentistry has shareholders to answer to. They also mention that, in order to meet their bottom line, those in charge in the corporation dictate what materials and labs are allowed to be used. In addition, it is said there are daily quotas to be met. It has also been said that this kind of environment often leads to situations like you have experienced. This is unfortunate, because most people do not view health care in this light. Unfortunately, it is a reality in the world we live in. For those of you who have been reading this column for some time, you probably already know what I am going to say next. If you have an uncomfortable feeling in your gut, like something is wrong, you need to pay attention to it. A second opinion is usually a good next step, but be wary of where you go for that opinion. My suggestion is to go to a specialist in the field that you have doubts about. Listen to what they have to say and make an informed decision on the next step. It has been my experience that gut feelings are rarely wrong, as long as you are being honest about the situation. I hope I have shed some light on the issue you are facing. Good luck in your search for the truth. Dr. Frank Vascimini is a dentist practicing in Homosassa. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@MasterpieceDental Studio.com. H EALTH& L IFE C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C5 the disease grows and progresses slowly, and it may take years for symptoms to appear or for treatment to be needed. In fact, some patients may never need treatment for their CLL. The other half of people who develop CLL have a type that grows more quickly and needs treatment sooner. Unfortunately, my patient fell into the half whose cancer progressed relatively faster. He received various different chemotherapies through the years, including Fludarabine, Rituxan, Bendamustine and oral Revlimid. Currently, he is on Bendamustine and Rituxan and is doing fairly OK. Recently, there was an American Society of Hematology annual meeting in Atlanta. Researchers presented data on a new and very promising drug called Ibrutinib. This is a novel drug and is not yet approved by the FDA. This works by completely new mechanism of action by targeting Brutons tyrosine kinase (BTK) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). We do not have any other drug which works by this pathway. Also, it is an oral drug the patient takes at home. In one study involving 116 patients with previously untreated or relapsed or refractory CLL, almost 70 percent showed objective responses, reported John Byrd, M.D., of Ohio State University in Columbus. Progression-free survival (i.e., cancer did not progress after stopping treatment) after 22 months in the trial was 96 percent among the treatmentnaive patients and 76 percent in those who had failed or relapsed on previous conventional therapies. This is an amazing response. Another study also confirmed a similar response rate. Its main side effects were lowering blood count, infections and diarrhea. It may be combined with Rituxan, a drug that is available and widely used in patients with CLL. This is very amazing. Ibrutinib could quickly become the standard of care for CLL if ongoing and planned phase III trials show similar results. As per one of the researchers: Its orally active, its well tolerated, its not chemo, and it produces excellent responses, particularly in patients who are elderly and frail and not necessarily suitable for the more intensive chemotherapy regimens that have become the firstline treatment for the younger, fitter patients, she said. Theres a lot of excitement about the possibility of the landscape changing, and of moving towards having chemo-free treatments for patients with CLL that are as effective as giving them chemotherapy agents. My patient will be a good candidate for this in the future once this drug gets approval by the FDA. Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@tampabay.rr. com or call 352-746-0707. GANDHI Continued from Page C1 of patients whose disease process has progressed beyond the point of care or regression. The goal of doctors is to extend ones life. But the quality of life must be taken into account, as well. The goal of palliative care is to achieve the best of both worlds, so to speak, to relieve a patients suffering and control of their symptoms until the time of death, and try to restore and maintain ones functional capacity as long as possible. I really dont think there is a situation where doctors can say there is nothing more that can be done. There cam always be something done to maintain quality of life, no matter how short it may be. If cure is not possible, then the goal should be relief of suffering and control of symptoms. Sometimes there are some barriers to providing good-quality palliative care on the part of the doctor and the patients. Sometimes there is a rational fear of using narcotic pain medications as being dangerous or illegal at the cost of making the patient addicted. Fortunately, there have been some changes in peoples attitudes that have made this less of a problem, but it still exists to a certain degree. Providing compassionate care and allowing patients to be comfortable using current medications and technology can be just as cutting-edge to a greatly ill patient as is some stateof-the-art technology such as the computers and lasers nowadays used routinely in surgery. Fortunately, nowadays health care systems have a multidisciplinary approach to palliative care. Your doctor or surgeon might be a wonderful doctor, but might need the help of other specialists, hospital staff and services to treat the complexities of pain and symptom management. In this day and age, there is no lack of effective available tools, but sometimes failure to utilize them properly due to barriers and phobias on the part of the patient and doctor. Patients who are gravely ill and very much in fear at this point in their lives need not fear the abandonment of their physician, family and friends. As mentioned previously, there is always something, however little, that can be done to help patients. I would like to thank The American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery for their resources in putting together this article. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. GRILLO Continued from Page C1 Reader questioning recommended care Dr. Frank Vascimini SOUND BITES 000E0SG 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 352-628-0012 www.MasterpieceDentalStudio.com Always Welcoming New Patients FRANK J. VASCMINI, DDS 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 000DUJB The popular perception that vitamins and other supplements are benign and always beneficial is to be questioned. 000DUJI

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Submit information at least two weeks before the event. Multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle offices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an event. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. News NOTES News NOTES Shrimp alfredo on menu at post Blanton-Thompson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155, Crystal River, will serve a shrimp alfredo dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the post home, 6585 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway. All members and the public are welcome to come and enjoy dinner with their friends and families for a donation of $7. All profits support the many programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. For more information, call Unit President Sandy White at 352-249-7663. Retired officers to meet Feb. 28 The National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers (NARLEO) will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at American Legion Post 155, 6585 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. The executive board meets at 6:30 p.m. The organization is open to active and retired law enforcement officers. Qualified visitors are always welcome; bring law enforcement identification. For more information, call Andrew J. Tarpey, president, at 352-344-9313. Camera Club to gather March 4The Camera Club at Citrus County Art Center, 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Hernando, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. Guest speaker will be Jorge Blanco the owner of Caf Impressions in the Crystal River Mall, which specializes in canvas printing, image enlargements and more. Blanco was born in Cuba and lives in Crystal River, where he can focus on his passion for photography. His main interest has been to capture nature in his photography. He visualizes the subject matter as a work of art and combines multiple exposures to bring out colors and details that often hide in the shadows. First-time visitors are welcome to attend the meeting. C OMMUNITY Page C6 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Precious Paws ADOPTABLES Kitties Special to the Chronicle Young felines in a variety of colors solid black, tabbies, orange and black and white are all waiting for a loving home. A few are truly lap cats, others are more independent and one or two would like to be the only cat in the household. Each feline is special. Stop by the Crystal River Mall adoption center and find just the perfect pet. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44 in Inverness during regular store hours. The mall adoption center is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. View pets at www.precious pawsflorida.com or call 352-726-4700. Come get a Furry ValentineFor the month of February, courtesy of Adopt a Rescued Pet, Citrus County Animal Services offers discounted prices on dogs at its My Furry Valentine promotion. Every dog will be offered for the regular adoption price, minus the discount equal to its weight ($10 for 10 pounds, $20 for 20 pounds, etc., to $60 for 60 pounds and more). A separate $5 county license fee applies. Animals Services is at 4030 S. Airport Road in Inverness. Call 352-746-8400 for more information, or visit www.citruscritters.org.Young business leaders sought 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. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. Reservations are requested by calling Keith Pullias at 352795-3149. Post to cook chili, cornbreadThe public is welcome to join Eugene Quinn Post 4337 and Auxiliaries, 906 State Road 44 E., Inverness, for its annual Chili/Cornbread Cook-off and Chinese Auction on March 3. All entries must be in by 1 p.m. for judging at 2 p.m., with prizes for first, second and third places. Auction tickets go on sale at 1 p.m., with drawings to pick the winners at 3 p.m. This years auction items include Hess collectibles, a cedar chest, jewelry, knick-knacks and more. The kitchen will be open for lunch. For more information, call Jean Hays at 352-6372124, or the post at 352344-3495. Railroaders meet at fairgroundsThe Citrus Model Railroad Club will meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Robinson Horticulture Building of the Citrus County Fairgrounds. The program will be speaker Tom Hancock, a retired railroad employee who will offer insights on the life of a rail workman in various jobs and locations. For more information, call Bob Penrod at 352797-6315. Come karaoke, eat fish at post American Legion Allen Rawls Post 77 hosts karaoke from 5 to 8 p.m. the first and third Fridays monthly, with a fish fry on the third Friday at the post home, 4375 S. Little Al Point, Inverness. Everyone is welcome. The menu features fried and baked haddock, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw, tea, lemonade coffee and soft drink for $8. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. and karaoke will begin at 5 p.m. Call Norm at 352-8602981 or 352-476-2134. R ecently, I attended a benefit dinner dance in Inverness for the Citrus County Boys & Girls Clubs, sponsored by Mamas Kuntry Kitchen Caf and Virgilio Investments. Joann Kissell assisted with the reservations. We were greeted warmly by Arnold and Mary Ann Virgilio as deejay Saleen played a Bob Seger hit, Why Dont You Stay, and Rod Stewarts Have I Told You Lately That I Love You. Among those gathered in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs were Judge Mark and Deb Yerman, Dr. David and Linda Powers, a school board member, as well as Alan ONeal and Linda Ross of Events Solutions. Fresh flowers adorned the tables around the room in colorful red and white carnations and daisies, which were given away as door prizes at the end of the evening. Local merchants and friends of the Boys & Girls Clubs donating door prizes were R.J. Roofing, Reyna Bell family, the Arnold Virgilio family, Little Joeys Italian Restaurant, Tey Burn Computer Service, Pizza Hut, the Kracker Shack of Inverness and the Little Flower Shop. Chef Robert Carte presented a gourmet dinner served by Erin and Kim. Saleen kept the music flowing as the crowd filled the dance floor to the beat of the Beach Boys Kokomo, followed by a spirited chorus line with Frank Sinatras New York, New York, to the sheer delight of the New York and New Jersey Florida transplants. We thrilled to Chers version of Its In His Kiss. Lively twisters got it on with Chubby Checkers The Twist. We looked in awe as tiny 2-year-old Aiden Syip twisted with the best of the crowd. Citrus Community Center dance instructors June and Ben Querpel glided by and greeted fans who appreciate her lessons of the latest dance routines at the community center. Hot! Hot! Hot! livened up the crowd as the servers continued to check to see if we were in need of additional refreshments. The Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow was a favorite of the crowd of dancing enthusiasts. It was such a delightful way to meet and greet friends of the Boys & Girls Clubs and volunteers who appreciate the efforts of the clubs ongoing mentoring activities. Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P .O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Lively dance party benefits clubs Ruth Levins AROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleCitrus County Cruisers, a local classic car club based in Crystal River, will have its 29th annual Car & Truck Show on March 3 at Crystal vehicle dealerships on U.S. 19 in Homosassa. All 200-plus show participants are vehicles that are 25 years or older. There will be food vendors on site, along with a 50-50 drawing, a Chinese auction, door prizes and a deejay spinning old-time rock n roll. The event is free. There will be a valve cover race at 12:30 p.m. If your vehicle is 25 years old, and you want to enter it for a shot at a (locally made) Corian trophy, registration is $15 for pre-registered, or $20 that day. There will be a $2,000 scholarship raffle, which enables the group to give scholarships to deserving students at Withlacoochee Technical Institute in the automotive field. For more information, visit www.citruscountycruisers.com. Cruisers to reminisce Car club slates 29th annual Car & Truck Show for March 3 Special to the ChronicleEveryone is invited to stroll down candlelit paths in Old Homosassa to enjoy works of local artists at the 13th annual Luminary Art Nights from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2. The evening event is an open house at the art shops in the historic area. It features demonstrations, displays and refreshments. All featured shops are owned and operated by the artists. Free parking is available and there is no admission charge. Visitors may view, and purchase, works such as sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. Participating will be: Olde Mill House Museum wood, glass and metal work; River Safaris & Safari Caf pottery; Glass Garage stained and fused glass; Pepper Creek Pottery sculptural and functional clay works and studio; Riverworks & Homosassa Smokehouse Jenkins copper sculpture and driftwood furniture; Owls Pellet Studio photography, paintings and local nautical art. Call 352-628-5222 or 352212-3617 for information. Special to the ChronicleThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present How to Start Writing a Historical Novel. in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. Time permitting, president Joyce Moore will lead a followup discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the 12 stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Marian Fox at 352-7260162; visit www.fchns.org. Luminary Art Walk in Homosassa Stroll down candlelit paths this weekend at annual event Congratulations to the winners of the fifth annual Citrus Has Talent show staged Friday, Feb. 8, at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. First place went to Sophie Robitaille, sponsored by Robitaille and Samargya, Attorneys-at-Law; second place went to Georgette Bass and Tom Baker, who were sponsored by Avante; and third place went to Anna Mary Rodriguez, who was sponsored by Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Money raised goes to the Senior Foundation, which helps support unmet needs of Citrus County seniors. Masters of ceremonies were Brad Thorpe and Cathy Pearson and the judges were Rebecca Bays, Dennis Miller, Sam Himmel and Frank Miller. Special to the Chronicle Citrus Has Talent Historical novelists to meet March 2 Author will talk group through five steps to get started writing

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T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C7 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E NTERTAINMENT P HILLIP A LDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. The best improvement in bridge in the last 20 years is the employment of useless cards to send suit-preference signals. Without this style of defense, West would have to guess what to do in this deal. With suit preference, it is easy. How should the play and defense go in four spades after West leads the diamond king? South has four losers: three hearts and one diamond. (West cannot have the ace and king of hearts, because his opening lead would have been the heart ace, not the diamond king.) But South has 10 potential tricks: five spades, two diamonds and three clubs. His best play is to take the first trick and immediately to lead back his diamond jack. To defeat the contract, West must win with his queen and shift to a heart. But how will he know that is right instead of a club switch? At trick one, East plays his diamond two, discouraging. But on the second round, he can play the seven or four. Wanting a heart shift, he drops the seven, the higher card asking for the higherranking of the other two side suits. Now West knows exactly what to do. If you have only low trumps, you can also use those to send suit-preference signals. In this deal, if South immediately draws trumps, East can play eight-six-three-two, always the highest calling for a heart. The snag with these signals is that you and your partner have to watch the cards very carefully. But if you do, you will defeat more contracts. 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(WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 20ChrisChrisFunny Home VideosMotherMotherMotherMotherWGN News at NineFunny Home Videos D ear Annie: I am a 21year-old female, quite independent, happy and full of life. Last year I started dating Luke, age 26. We hit it off great, and I fell in love. But two months ago, something changed. Luke recently started a new company. One day, he randomly decided he needed a break from our relationship to focus on his business. He made me promise to stay faithful. After three weeks, we started arguing. I found it stupid that I was supposed to remain faithful while he was out partying every weekend, going to bars and clubs. He kept texting my sister, saying he didnt want to be with me. When Id confront him, hed say he was only kidding. I tried hard to work this out. Two weeks ago, we planned to hang out, but Luke didnt answer my calls. He never even bothered to cancel our plans. I finally had enough and sent him a text ending things completely. Annie, the entire two months we were apart, I was a wreck. I still cant stop thinking about him. I know I did the right thing by breaking it off. But sometimes, I am filled with regret, as if I wasnt a good enough girlfriend. How can I be happy again without faking it? Lost in My Heart Dear Lost : This has nothing to do with your value as a girlfriend. Luke was simply not the right guy. He didnt have the courage to break things off in an honest way and made himself repeatedly unavailable, hoping youd take the initiative and let him go. It is natural for you to grieve the end of a relationship that you expected to last. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family, pamper yourself, and fake it until you make it. Time will heal this. We promise. Dear Annie : I used to keep in touch with my grandchildren via email, but lately, they have not been answering my letters. Their parents told me that teenagers prefer to text rather than email. In my technological ignorance, I thought texting was the same as emailing. Just what is texting? Technologically Impaired in New York Dear New York: Nearly every cellphone has a text function where you can send a typed message to someone elses cellphone. On older models, you may need to check your owners manual to find out how to do this, and it can also require several keystrokes to get the right letters. But newer smartphones have an icon for messaging right on the screen and a keyboard that appears when you use the function, making texting simple and quick. And the parents are right most teens prefer it to emailing, although there is a cost involved. If you are interested in getting a new phone, please know that many companies offer tutorials to go with it. Dear Annie : The letter from Some Talk, Please sounded like one Ive been writing in my head for a decade. My husband of 20 years is also great around the house and with our kids, but he prefers groping to actual conversation and cant understand why it doesnt turn me on. Im sad that he feels rejected, but I work two jobs and help care for my parents. Im too tired for sex at the drop of a hat. He also thinks that when our teenage kids have friends over, its a great time to escape to the bedroom. I consider that inappropriate. Can you shed any light on this? A Few Words Would Help Dear Few Words : Your husband is so focused on his own satisfaction that it apparently cuts off oxygen to his brain. You need to be very specific about what you want from him and offer rewards when he complies. Behavior modification can be a very useful tool. To our Bahai readers: Happy Ayyam-i-Ha. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email your questions to anniesmail box@comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge (Answers tomorrow) LUNCH ADAPTNARROW POLICE Yesterdays Jumbles: Answer: He tried to teach his son how to fish, but his son couldnt CATCH ON Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. MILBP PENIT HOXTAR LAPTEL Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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C8 T UESDAY, F EBRUARY26, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE C OMICS Pickles Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Snitch (PG-13)1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) In 3D. 1:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. No passes. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) 4:45 p.m. Safe Haven (PG-13)1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. A Good Day to Die Hard (R) 1:40 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Identity Thief (R) 1:25 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:25 p.m. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Dark Skies (PG-13) 2 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 8 p.m. Snitch (PG-13)1:30 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) In 3D. 1:25 p.m., 7:05 p.m. No passes. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) 4:20 p.m. Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m. Safe Haven (PG-13)1:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m. A Good Day to Die Hard (R) 1:55 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:50 p.m. Side Effects (R) 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. Identity Thief (R) 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Warm Bodies (PG-13) 1:50 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Flashback Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times provided by Regal Cinemas and are subject to change; call ahead. Todays MOVIES WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Mix. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s to s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Mix Local RADIO KNZ UZJK JLBZGKBJK BJ AWZG KA ZOWZDBZGLZ XGC UZSBGJ TBKN DAYXGLZ KNZ BCZX KNXK XGFKNBGS BJ WAJJBUVZ. DXF UDXCUHDF Previous Solution: The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not. Edward Albee (c) 2013 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 2-26

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T UESDAY,F EBRUARY26,2013C 9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS Fax: (352) 563-5665 l Toll Free: (888) 852-2340 l Email: classifieds@chronicleonline.com l website: www.chronicleon line.com To place an ad, call563-5966 Chronicle Classifieds Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time699184 000DVNQ 000DVO2 Rocker Chairs 2 Heavy dark wood rockers $50.00 pair, Great cond. 352-201-4522 Solid Oak kitchen oval pedestal table 58x39 w/ 6 chairs $175; X-wide cushioned wicker chair & footstool, 4 pillows, $125 (352) 425-0667 STEELDESK 22X42 top with 5 draws very solid needs paint $25.00 352-586-8657 Triple Dresser w/ Mirror, 10 Drawer Excel. Cond. $250. (352) 220-3883 TRUNDLE BED w/ 2 mattress $195; double mattress w/ box spring & frame. Like new, $175 (352) 586-0493 TWIN BEDS Mattresses, Box Springs and Frames $75.00 each 352-382-7454 Twin Hide-A-Bed brown tweed exc. cond. $100 765-748-4334 HONDA SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER 2007 HONDAHRR21 LAWN MOWER $100FIRM 586-7222 Lawn Motor Self Propelled $50.00 Scotts Fert spreader $20.00 352-527-3948 Roto-Tiller Troy-Built Pony rear tine, 5hsp, runs good $200 firm 352-507-1490 SPREADERExtra-large manual, 12 tires, for seeds, fertilizer,etc. great shape-$25(352)212-1596 Staghorn Fern 4 ft diameter excellent condition $125.00 firm (352) 489-6212 2 MENS SPORTS JACKETS SIZE 40R VARIOUS COLORS $30ea 352-613-0529 BOYS WINTER CLOTHING SIZES 5 & 6 SHIRTS, PANTS & JACKETS $25 352-613-0529 Mens Durango Boots 11 D & Harley Davidson Boots 9D both pairs $150 352-795-7254 MENS SUITS SIZES 34X30 & 36X30, $70 EACH 352-613-0529 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3AUCTIONS 2/26: On Site -9am Antique Tractors, Cars, Tools, @ 3363 S Fitch Ave Inverness 34452 2/28: Estate Walk About-3pm Furniture, Household, Tools & plenty more. 3/3: Antique & Collectible -1pm Furniture, Estate Jewels, Sterling, art, coins & more *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267AB1667 Estate Sale Whole house full of Furniture and accessories Call for appt. to view 352-794-3693 FUTON metal, light oak frame beige mattress & cover very good condition $225, 352-628-2753 Glass ForTable top 1 3x5 1/4thick 1 48 round1/2 thick 352-422-2164 Leather Couch Navy Blue, exec. cond. $175.00, Wht leather love seat, good condition $125.00 (SMW) 352-503-7536 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used, Org $3000, sacrifice $975. CHERRY, BEDROOM SETSolid Wood, new in factory boxes Org. $6000, sacrifice $1995. Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. Maple Rider Rocker w/footstool, green cushions $50 352-795-7254 Mattress Sets Beautiful Factory Seconds twin $99.95 full $129.95 qn $159.95, kg $249.95 352-621-4500 Motorized Recliner King size,black vinyl rocker/recliner, 7 mo old, $400 (352) 489-6341 Ornate Victorian Bed w/dresser $450, Oak Bar w/brass Rails $275, good cond. 352-895-0140 Sleeper Sofa Navy velour ottoman and corner chair good condition 1 round glass coffee table and 1 sofa table $550 352-464-2335 40 Sweep States Computers/ Monitors/ Desks/Chairs/Loader and Server. Best Offer (352) 341-2200 CHAIR-Office Max, grey managers chair, great shape, $20 (352)212-1596 Diestler Computer New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Wii Original Wii with extra numchuk, 2 games, 2 controllers $95 firm 352-205-7973/220-4483 4Bush Hog good condition 352-422-4548 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3AUCTIONS 2/26: On Site -9am Antique Tractors, Cars, Tools, @ 3363 S Fitch Ave Inverness 34452 2/28: Estate Walk About-3pm Furniture, Household, Tools & plenty more. 3/3: Antique & Collectible -1pm Furniture, Estate Jewels, Sterling, art, coins & more *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267AB1667 2 Swivel Rockers Very Good Cond. Wine Colored $75.00, Winged back Chair Beige $40.00 (SMW) 352-503-7536 8 pc Oak -King Bedroom Suite, 10 wall & Pier and two etageres, dresser, mirror, chest & armoire, pd $6000, sacrifice $1500 765-748-4334 48 Round Oak Pedestal Tble $90 & 6 drawer wooden desk $50 352-726-5159 BroyHill Pecan Dinning roomset,2 leafs, rectangle table, 6 high back chair, china hutch, exec. cont. $550.00 718-666-6624 China Hutch 2 pc, 2 doors on hutch, very good condition $150; (352) 527-0137 Deacons Bench Made from Hatch Cover of 1900 Sailing Vessel, Originally sold at Abercrombie & Fitch in NYC $300352-746-0100 DINETTE SET 5 pcs MarbleTop table w/glass insert, 4 floral padded chairs 3 pc. 7ft Wall Unit ,mirror back w/lights, shelves, 2 side beveled doors, 3 Glass top tables, 1 oval coffee table, 2 round end tables. $500 for all, pls call (352) 527-9862 SMITTYSAPPLIANCE REPAIR.Also wanted dead or alive washers & dryers. FREE pick up 352-564-8179 TAPPAN ELECTRIC DOUBLE OVEN/RANGE. Ovens and elements work fine. $75 OBO. 527 1239 Whirlpool. Electric Range, self cleaning, broiler never used 2 large & 2 small heating elements, unit in excel. cond. works perfectly. No dings $100. (352) 489-4649 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3AUCTIONS 2/26: On Site -9am Antique Tractors, Cars, Tools, @ 3363 S Fitch Ave Inverness 34452 2/28: Estate Walk About-3pm Furniture, Household, Tools & plenty more. 3/3: Antique & Collectible 1pm Furniture, Estate Jewels, Sterling, art, coins & more *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267AB1667 12 CUTOFF WHEELS 5/32x20mm 3 metal 1 masonary all 4 $35.00 352-586-8657 14 Abrasive Cut-Off Saw 4085IIT $50 Craftsman 4 drawer work table, steel top $75. 352-447-6139 Auto-Repair Manuals 1981, 1977-1983 $50. 352-447-6139 BANDSAW 6 CRAFTSMAN VG to EX cond w/legs $100. Call 527-6425 BENCH GRINDER Ashland industrial 5 bench grinder. 3450 rpm. $35.00 352-527-7840 SONY 42 FLAT SCREEN TV $100 (347) 266-9328 YAMAHARECEIVER GOOD CONDITION $85 352-613-0529 YAMAHASPEAKERS SETOF 5 GOOD CONDITION $100 352-613-0529 2 Doors Framed $40., obo 12 Windows Large $250 obo Will separte (352) 270-8044 7 Windows 1 Door, w/ upperslide/ open window, all bronze in color $250 obo (352) 795-9187 STUCCO Mechanic Wanted Crew leader position All inquiries Please call: (352) 746 5951 APPT. SETTERS NEEDED $500. Sign on Bonus. Great Commission Pay and weekly bonuses Call Bob 352-628-3500 GENERAL LABORER F/T, Clean Lic. Drug Test, GED required ApplyAt 8189 S. Florida Ave., Floral City. 8AM-3PM NEWSPAPER CARRIER WANTEDNewspaper carrier wanted for early morning delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other newspapers for home delivery customers. 3 to 4 hours per day. Must have insured and reliable vehiclepreferable a van SUV, or pick up with a cap -Large enough to hold our Sunday product Apply in Person 1624 N Medowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am-5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle CARE GIVERDependable for 115 lb woman. 5p-8p, 6 days week. Send Resume whgn@ t amp abay .rr .com AVAILABLE Pool Supply S tore W/ Service and Rep air Cash Flowing over a $100,000! Call Pat **(813) 230-7177** Antique Wooded Tool Box Loaded with Machinist tools $400 352-344-1713 700-50s & 60s LPs Record Player & CD Recorder $350 for all 352-527-6955 ADVERTISING INSIDE SALES RepresentativeThe Citrus County Chronicle is now accepting applications for an Advertising Inside Sales Representative. Must have minimum of 2 years sales experience with proven sales results. Must be able to maintain current account base as well as prospecting for new clients over the phone. Fast paced environment that requires ability to multi task with ease. Computer proficiency a must. Excellent organizational and customer service skills. Fax cover letter and resume to HR at: (352)564-2935 or email: djkamlot@chronicle online.com Final applicant must undergo a drug screening. EOE ENERGETIC RETAILSALESW/Sales Experience for gift shop in Inverness, min 30 hrs. Mail ResumeTo: PO Box 1282, Inverness, FL34451 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln In Crystal RiverSALES Good Benefits, 401K, & Medical Plans. Retail sales exp. helpful, will train. Were looking for a long term relationship.Apply in person Mon.-Sat. 9-5. 2440 US. 19 Crystal River, Florida. Just North Of The Mall. Drug Free Workplace AutoTechnicianMin. 5 years, exp. with tools Automotion, Floral City 352-341-1881 CARPENTER Carpenters with 5 years experience, duties include, but not limited to: wood & metal framing, hardie siding & trims. Work in Marion, Lake,Sumter,& surrounding areas. Must have own transportation to job sites. DFWP 352-690-6334 please come in and fill out an application at 2531 NW 35th Street, Ocala, FL. 34475 Manufacturer of A/C grilles, registers and diffusers is currently accepting applications for experienced Assembly workers. Must be able to read tape measure and assemble parts using hand tools, hands and machinery. Welding experience a plus. Apply in Person (Mon-Fri between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm). Metal Industries, 400 W. Walker Ave., Bushnell, Fl 33513. Excellent benefits package, 401k. DFW, EOE. Now Hiring Pest Control Technicianmust have valid Dr. Lic. & good driving record, self motivated, punctual, physically able to do light manual labor. Exp. pref. Will train the right person. Pls. Call 352-726-2840 STEELCUTTER / WELDER Inter County Recycling in Lecanto, Fl. is looking for an experienced Steel Cutter, with Welding Experience also. Full time, Pays $13.50 per hour. Drug Free Workplace. E-mail resumes to Resume1801@yahoo .com, No walk-ins or phone calls FL. JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crabs@ $6.00lb Delivered 352-795-0077 Adult StudentLooking for pt work MWF & some Saturdays can help with driving,cooking, nanny, elder assistance, cleaning, office work (office software certified) Call Melissa 352-949-7033 with best time to call. Retired Iowa Widower wants to rent a room $400pr mnth. clean man! 712-790-8470 PRE SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED Exp req., CDA Preferred (352) 341-1559 MEDICAL OFFICE/FRONT DESK West Coast Eye Institute, just off Highland Blvd, in Inverness. Looking for a bright individual, with a smile and good people skills. Full or part-time. Fill out application or leave resume at the office. 726-6633 Dental Assistant Must be proficient in crown & bridge temporizing & Dental Hygienist Call 352-465-3008 or fax resume to 352-465-3009 NEEDED Experienced, Caring & Dependable CNAs/HHAsHourly & Live-in,flex schedule offeredLOVING CARE (352) 860-0885 RN/LPN CNA/HHAs Needed for home care. Make your own schedule. 888/783-1133 csi.recruit@cgsi.cc www.csicaregiver. com INSURANCE AGENT WANTEDLooking for licensed 220 or 440 customer service agent, salary plus benefits. email resume to: david@birdinsurance group.com Need a JOB? #1 Employment source is www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Todays New Ads Roto-Tiller Troy-Built Pony rear tine, 5hsp, runs good $200 firm 352-507-1490 TRAVELTRAILER14 ft KZ Sportsman Classic, 2010, Like New $6000 (352) 628-3455 WINDSHIELD Citabria, brand new PMApart, $150 obo 352-419-6086 $$ TOPDOLLAR $$ For Wrecked, Junk or Unwanted Cars/Trucks $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ $$ CASH PAID $$for junk vehicles. 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 FREE REMOV AL Appliances, Window AC, Riding Mowers, & Metals, 8Satelite Dish & MORE 352-270-4087 FLOAT PONTOON no motor, no trailer needs some work pls call 859-229-5667 or eves 352-447-4485 Free Mom, Dad or also have puppies Blue Nose Hunting Dogs, 352-795-0898 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crabs@ $6.00lb Delivered 352-795-0077 Black Labrador lost on W Homosassa Tr close to Rock Crusher 2/20 evening. 8 yrs old, neutered. Ans to Clyde, gentle dog (352) 476-7947 Lost 1 eyed black cat,short haired, male Between, Dixie land/Highland, Homosassa 352-201-4522 MIXED BREED HOUNDOG Mostly Black, little bit of Brown, 35TO 40 lbs answers to Daisy, dragging 4ft red/white leash 352-270-0812 AVAILABLE Pool Supply S tore W/ Service and Rep air Cash Flowing over a $100,000! Call Pat **(813) 230-7177** Toms Pinochle Club Looking for some good players to fill in on Thursday nights. If interested please call 352-527-9632. Todays New Ads 03 SEAPRO 1790 hp merc. vhf, gps, trol mtr, full cover, bimini, alum trlr $7200 352-419-5363pm AutoTechnicianMin. 5 years, exp. with tools Automotion, Floral City 352-341-1881 Chiroprac INVERSION TABLE mint cond. $200obo 352-503-7957 Custom Built 3/2/2 Pool Home on 1.26 acres on Golf Course 2339 sq.ft. living area 3366 sq.ft. under roof Many xtras, price reduced .352-382-1531 Estate Sale Whole house full of Furniture and accessories Call for appt. to view 352-794-3693 FISHING TACKLE Rods/ Lures/Line Hooks, Lead Weights other Misc. Related Items, $2. and up. 352-257-3288 FOREST RIVER2010, Surveyor, Sport 189, 20 ft. Travel Trailer, 1 slide, w/AC, qn. bed, awning, pwr. tonque jack, corner jacks, microwave, equilizing hitch, $9000 (352) 382-1826 Forming Country Band. (352) 527-1430 Inverness 2/1 on private estate, no smoking,$650 monthly Utilities included 1st, last, sec. Req. 352-422-2393 MONTEREY 07, 180 Bowrider 38hrs,mint,135hp.volvo factory loaded, alum. trlr orig. owner $14k obo 352-419-6086 N. CRYSTAL RIVER 800sq, ft. 1Bdr 12mi. north of Seven Rivers Hospital, w/d Direct TV, non-smoker (horse-stall available) $650mo. 352-586-9598 Retired Iowa Widower wants to rent a room $400pr mnth. clean man! 712-790-8470 Roto-Tiller Troy-Built Pony rear tine, 5hsp, runs good $200 firm 352-507-1490

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COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC000E3KN Copes Pool & Pavers PAINTING 352-465-6631 Ferraros PaintingInterior & Exterior PressureWashing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist000DMI0 000DX71 WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Window Tinting Pressure Washing Gutter Cleaning FREE ESTIMATES352-503-8465 Bonded & Insured www.windowgenie.com/springhill DOUBLE J Tree Service Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 LAWNCARE N MORE Leaves, bushes, beds, cleanup, hauling. treework 352-726-9570 R WRIGHT TREE Service Tree Removal & Trimming. Ins. & Lic.# 0256879 352-341-6827 REALTREE SERVICE(352) 220-7418 **Tax Specials** RON ROBBINS Tree Service Trim, Shape & Remve, Lic/Ins. Free est. 352-628-2825 344-2556, Richard Water Pump Service & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Estates/Auction Services ESTATE SALES Pricing to Final Check W e Ease S tress! 352344-0333 or 422-2316 COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 ys exp lic2875,all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 SPRINKLERS & SOD Complete Check & Adjust, Full System $49 (352) 419-2065 ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 KINGs LAND CLEARING & TREE SERVICE Complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo & tractor work. 32 yrs. exp. (352) 220-9819 Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business.The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Your world first.Every Day v automotive Classifieds INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 BEATANYPRICE Paint & Power Wash Lawn & Trees Trim Jim (352) 246-2585 PIC PICARDS PRESSURE CLEANING& PAINTING 352-341-3300 All phases of T ile Handicap Showers, Safety Bars, Flrs. 422-2019 Lic. #2713 MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 ALLOF CITRUS Clean Ups, Clean Outs Everything from Ato Z 352-628-6790 JEFFS Cleanup/Hauling Clean outs/Dump Runs Lawns/Brush Removal Lic. (352) 584-5374 LAWNCARE N MORE Leaves, bushes, beds, cleanup, hauling. treework 352-726-9570 30 yrs. Experience! Int/Ext. Comm/Res. Lic/Ins. 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FULLLawn Service Free Est 352-344-9273 BEATANYPRICE Paint & Power wash Lawn & Trees Trim Jim (352) 246-2585 LAWNCARE N MORE Leaves, bushes, beds, cleanup, hauling. treework 352-726-9570 ATYOUR HOMEMower and small engine Its Tune Up time. 352 220 4244 **BOB BROWNS** Fence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING ALL TYPES. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 ROCKYS FENCING FREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352 422-7279 DRYOAK FIREWOOD SPLIT, 4 X 8 STACK $80 Delivered & St acked. 352-344-2696 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 #1A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Diestler Computer New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM ins/lic #2579 Driveways-Patios-Sidewlk. Pool deck repair /stain. 352257-0078 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, Staining, driveways, pool decks, Lic/Ins 352-527-1097 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 HELPING HANDS Transport, shopping Dr. appts errands etc Hablo Espanol 813-601-8199 COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 #1A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic.#5863 352-746-3777 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 SMITTYSAPPLIANCE REPAIR.Also wanted dead or alive washers & dryers. FREE pick up 352-564-8179 Adult Family Care HomeAlzheimer Dementia Incontinency (SL6906450) 503-7052 HELPING HANDS Transport, shopping Dr. appts errands etc Hablo Espanol 813-601-8199 Need Help!Certified CNA avail for priv duty in-home Health Care. (352) 453-7255 JEFFS Cleanup/Hauling Clean outs/Dump Runs Lawns/Brush Removal Lic. (352) 584-5374 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! 000DVNW 2BR/1BA, MH & Land Needs little Work $17,500 9340 W.Tonto Dr., Crystal River Call 352-382-1544 or 813-789-7431 FLORALCITY By Owner, 14x 60 2/2 Split Plan w/dbl roof over, w/ porch & carport on fenced 1 acre, Very N ice Quiet, Considering ALL reasonable Cash offers. 352-586-9498 HERNANDO/486 Lg. Wkshop 2/1/den SW, w/AC,1+acre, $43,500, Cridland Real Estate JDesha (352)634-6340 HOME-ON-LAND Only $59,900, 3/2 like new on acre. Tape-n-texture walls, new carpet & appliances,AC & heat! Warranty, $2,350 dwon, $319.22/mo P&I, W.A.C. Owner can finance. Call 352-621-9182 FLORALCITY DW, 2/2/2 carport Screen room, shed, all you need is a toothbrush to move in $17,500. Lot Rent $183. 352-344-2420 HOMOSASSASBest Housing Value Modern homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $179/mo. $1000.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park 352 628-5977 2/1, DW, H/A, 12 x 20 glass porch Co. water & sewer, paved rd. No HOA $49,995 firm $15,000 down, own finan. (352) 567-2031 INVERNESS 2b/2 ba, acre off Turner Camp Rd a/c, heat pump 3yrs. old, 30ft scn porch & 48open porch on other side, new septic, 18x31 building w/ 220 electric, shed, fenced, on canal $68,000 352-726-1791 INVERNESS 55+ Park 14 x 58, 2/1, furniture, appliances, shed, scrn. porch, $8,500. (352) 419-5133 NEW 3/2 JACOBSEN HOME 5Yr. Warranty $2,650 down, only $297.44/ mo., Fixed rate W.A.C. Come and View 352-621-9181 New Palm Harbor Homes Mobile Condo $39,000. Delivered to your site -$0 down financing. John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 FLORALCITY Exceptionally Nice 3/2 on Beautiful 1 AC, treed lot, garage, shed, dock, Ideal for Fishing/ Airboats $95,900 716-523-8730 HERNANDO 2/2 $450. mo. 1st last +dep 352-201-2428 2006 FLEETWOOD ENTERTAINER. 32X66. OWNER MUST SELL! CALL(352) 795-1272 43,900. 3/2,Dblewide. Delivered & set up, New Jacobsen. The only home with a 5 yr. warr., only $500 down and $293.40/ mo. P&I W.A.C. Must See 352-621-3807 2br 2ba Single Wide 12yearsYOUNG. 14X66. Trade in WILL GO F AST! $14,900YOUR BABY $19,900 Incls Delv, Set, New A/C, skirt & steps,Must See! NO HIDDEN FEES. CALL(352) 795-1272 BIG USED HOMES 32x80 H.O.M. $50,900 28x76 H.O.M. $43,500 28x70 ScotBilt $42,500 40x42 Palm Har. $65k 28X70 Live oak $52,500 We Sell Homes for Hnder $10,000 Call & View (352) 621-9183 Homosassa Dbl. Wide 3/2 95% remodeled inside, 1.25 acres half-fenced, recent roofing & siding, 16x16 workshop,must-see! $69,900 (352) 621-0192 NICKY Nicky is a beautiful black lab/bulldog mix male, a big, sweet and loveable guy. He is 2 y.o. and is very intelligent, will sit for treats. He weighs about 75 pounds and is a very strong dog, needing a strong handler. Would be a good watchdog. He is a good hearted dog who gets along well with other dogs. As he is very active, a fenced yard is recommended. Call 352-746-8400 Shih-Tzu Pups, Males S tarting@ $400. Registered Lots of colors, Beverly Hills, FL(352)270-8827 www .aceof pup s.ne I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I BRINGYOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! CRYSTALRIVERD/W 3br/2ba + CP Sunroom, furn, incl. w/d, fenced yd. $550 mo 12mo lease 1st & Last due @ signing 865-414-2318 or 865-804-4290 OLD HOMOSASSA2 bedroom. 1-1/2 bath. $475/mo $400 dep pool and clubhouse 3526284441 2 Maltese Puppies Left, 1 female $650. 1 Male $600, CKC reg. will have Fl. Health Cert.. Call to come play with them, (352) 212-4504 or (352) 212-1258 CHICKS & DUCKLINGS Delaware, Buff, Silkie, Frizzle Chicks $4.50ea Cayuga, Pekin, Buff Ducklings $7ea. all are straight run. 727-517-5337 (Brooksville) Fish Tanks and stands, 352-447-1244 FREE BORDER COLLIE MIX 2 year old female, border collie mix. Free to good home. Great with kids and other pets. Call (352)201-4705 MOXIE My name is Moxie. My owner left me, but Ill never leave you if you take me home. Youll never find a more loyal companion than me. Moxie is a 3 y.o. Black Mouth Cur, weighs 60 lbs. He is strong, yet gentle to his humans. Likes people and seems good with children. Neutered & housebroken. He is athletic, so a fenced yard is recommended. He needs room to exercise first and then he settles down. Look in his beautiful eyes and see the love he is waiting to give his forever family. Call Donna @ 352-249-7801. REMY Remy is a joyous, active young terrier mix who was surrendered to the shelter because of neglect. Weight about 42 pounds. Dark golden brown brindle in color, neutered, heartworm -negative, appears housebroken. He is a delightful, happy dog, very eager to learn, and very intelligent. Gets along with other dogs and loves his human friends. Tries very hard to please. A fenced yard would be preferred for him, as he is very active. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. CASH PAID FORJUNK MOTORCYCLES 352-942-3492 Looking to buy 6X12 Enclosed Trlr (352) 270-9187 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Area, Condition or Situation Fred, 352-726-9369 Robbie RayUrban Suburban Hair Studio 352-637-0777 From Cutting Edge to Care Free Make-overs, Color, Foiling, Precision Cuts, Avant Garde hairstyles and updos. Paul Mitchell Certified. BLUE Blue, nicknamed Boo-Boo, is a 7-8 y.o. Australian cattle dog mix, with beautiful blue eyes. He came to the shelter because his family lost their home. He is neutered and housebroken, weighs about 50 pounds and is very easy to handle. His goal is to be a couch potato. He is very friendly and affectionate and gives lots of kisses. Blue is actually the perfect dog for an older person or couple who want a gentle companion dog. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips 1911 GOVT/OFFICER 45 Colt Officers slide, Armscor Precision full Govt frame, Black w/SS buttons, VZ grips, ambi safety, 2xtra grips. Buyers only, must be 21. first cash takes it !$625 LV MESSAGE. 352-586-4022 CAMPING STOVE coleman 2 burner camping stove. NEW. never used. $50.00 firm 352-527-7840 CLUB CAR GOLF CART Electric w/ charger, refurbished, new paint, 4 seater, $2000 (803) 842-3072 CLUB CAR, 2006 w/ Charger, good tires, almost new batteries, garage kept $1500 must sell 352-527-3125 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 ECLIPSE ELLIPTICAL space saver exercise like new, $150 352-422-0311 EZ GO GOLF CART Electric with charger, 2002, Very good cond. $1,500 352-564-2756 Ruger LCP new never fired .380 ACP, light weight for CWP 1 box of ammo, $450.00 352-637-0844 Schwinn Bicycle Ladies Red 26 cruiser, Used once. Asking $95 (352) 341-5053 TRADITIONS Buckhunter inline 50 Caliber, blk powder $100. (352) 447-6139 2013 ENCLOSED TRAILERS, 6x12 with ramp, $1895 ** call 352-527-0555 ** Utility Trailer 4 x 8 ft, like new, lots of extras $500 352-527-3948 Baby stroller Dark blue deluxe model $25 860-2475 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I GERBILCAGE $20 352-613-0529 Mattress and boxspring double bed set -$55 860-2475 Mattress Trade In Sets Clean and Very Nice Fulls $50., Qn. $75. Kings. $125, 621-4500 SALMON FISH MOUNT-Natural skin, 31, Ex., $35. 352-628-0033 Scaffold $375 OBO 4 locking wheel 6 ft 352-447-1244 Wacker GP 5600 Commercial Generator 120/240V Low Hrs. $600. (352) 563-0328 Window, truck GMCrear solid factory tinted $50.00 352-628-4210 WINE CABINETWood, holds 20 bottles of wine & has one drawer, EUC off white, $65.00 352-249-7212 WOOD PALLETS Free (2) 40X48 wood pallets.Like new. Call 352 382-2591 2 POWER LIFT CHAIR RECLINERS 1 Med. size $250. 1 Large $325 Both excel., runs great (352) 270-8475 CANEADJ. $5.00 Quad Cane adj. $10.00. Crutches $15.00. Alum. walker w/ basket $20.00 (352)563-6410 SAFETYRAIL for bathtub Medline Deluxe $35.00 352-682-4210 TRAPEZE FOR ANY BED Free standing, excellent condition, $100.00 (352)563-6410 WALKER good condition seat/basket wheels/handbrake $50.00 352-628-4210 CASIO, ELECTRIC PIANO/ORGAN exc. cond. sounds great comes w/big amplifier, eves $200 352-489-4844 EPIPHONE LES PAUL STUDIO LIMITED EDITION PLAYS & SOUNDS PERFECT! $200 OBO 352-601-6625 Forming Country Band. (352) 527-1430 TUNER Peterson strobostomp floor pedal, most accurate tuner, great shape,$25 (212-1596) Bowflex Extreme$600. obo or Trade for hand guns (352) 249-7221 TREADMILL, WESLO, Crosswalk 5.0t,like new, $150 Call 561-234-0535 5 HP, Outboard, by Force, with Tank $395. Will take Gun on trade Also Remmington 7600 30-06 Pump, with scope as new condition $495. (906) 285-1696 *****195/70 R14***** Good tread!! Only asking $60 for the pair! (352) 857-9232 ~~~235\70 R15~~~ Good tread!! Only asking $70 for the pair! (352) 857-9232 2007 HONDA SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER HONDAONE-START $100 FIRM 586-7222 Boys Bicycle Spider man 12 w/training wheels, good cond. $30.00 352-613-0529 Chiroprac INVERSION TABLE mint cond. $200obo 352-503-7957 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crabs@ $6.00lb Delivered 352-795-0077 FLAG-U.S. Military, in glass/wood display case, perfect condition-$25-(352)212-1596 FRYER-Hamilton Beach, great shape-$20 (352)-212-1596 Full Sofa Bed, Very good condition $25; Metal filing cabinet, 3 drawer, $20. (352) 527-0137 Garden Tracker, Wheel Horse, 16hp Hydrostatic dr, fresh paint, smokes, $675 OBO Unique signed Young Hinkle, wood desk ,1 drawer w/ chair 46x30 $125 (352) 341-5053 GENERATOR portable, 5550 watts 8550 starting watts never used $350 352-795-2399 Guardian Air Cooled, Automatic stand by Generator, by Generac Pwr. Systems Inc., This model is a compact, high performance, air cooled, engine driven generator designed to automatically supply electrical power to operate critical loads during a utility power failure. This unit is factory installed, in an all weather, metal enclosure, that is intended exclusively for outdoor installation. The generator will operate using either, propane, or natural gas, This unit comes with product registration card. Generator installation guidelines book and installation and owners manual. 2013 model, list for 3,900 this is a 2008 model w/ no to low hours, volts 120/240 amp 130/ 65, W1600 3,600 rmp, suggested retail value $2,500 Asking $,1,750 obo (352) 382-1352 GUITAR STAND FOR 3 GUITARS-folds for storage, black, Ex., $25. 352-628-0033 HOSPITALBED motorised $85.00 or b/o inverness 352 6372499 JUICER-Hamilton Beach, great shape-$15(352)-212-1596 Mossberg 715T, 22 Long Riffle AR look alike, 25 round clip almost new $500. 17HMR Taurus Revolver 8 shot, super clean, 400 round $500. For revolver must have concealed weapons permit (352) 563-0328

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T UESDAY,F EBRUARY26,2013C 11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 537-0226 TUCRN Frederick Frank Strafer Case No: 2012-CP-0741 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO. :2012-CP-0741 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK FRANK STRAFER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frederick Frank Strafer, deceased, whose date of death was September 14, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2012 CP 514; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 19, 2013. Personal Representative: Ethel Boatright Strafer P.O. Box 1353, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq., Florida Bar No. 0857750 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 North Meeting Tree Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 1352-795-1444, tmv@vannesspa.com February 19 & 26, 2013. 538-0226 TUCRN William Michael Price File No: 2012-CP-733 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.:2012-CP-733 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM MICHAEL PRICE, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William Michael Price, deceased, whose date of death was September 17, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Stephanie A. Mayernik 7315 North Waterfall Terrace, Dunnellon, Florida 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Megan T. Fitzpatrick, Esq. 213 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450-4239 352-726-1821, Florida Bar No. 84987 Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle February 19 & 26, 2013. 540-0226 TUCRN Tomasita Kennedy File No: 2013CP0009 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY,FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013CP0009 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF TOMASITA M. KENNEDY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Tomasita M. Kennedy, deceased, whose date of death was November 28, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450-4299. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is February 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Fred Martinez 1660 Gulf Blvd., #708, Clearwater, Florida 33767 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/Cynthia J. McMillen, Attorney for Fred Martinez, Florida Bar No. 351581Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates, PL, 1920 East Bay Drive Largo, FL 33771, Telephone: (727) 586-3306, Primary E-Mail Address: Cynthia@attypip.com, Secondary E-Mail Address: Suzie@attypip.com February 19 & 26, 2013. 542-0305 TUCRN Revilo Chase Watkins File No: 2012CP755 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.:2012CP755 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF REVILO CHASE WATKINS 000DVNT AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. MAR 3, 1-800-438-8559 CHEVY S10 Blazer, excel. cond. 87K org. mi. on body, 22K on engine $1,700 obo 795-9187 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I 2002 Ford F150 Sport 4X4 Super Cab 4 Dr, Auto, Black, 5.4 V8, Runs Great. $5500 (352) 257-3894 Cell (352) 794-6069 Office CHEVROLET 98, 1500 long box, 4.3 V6, auto, air,14,500 orig. miles, Grg kept, $8700 352-212-4678 FORD 1997 F250 V8 4.6L Auto XLSupercabA/C CruiseToolbox 139,000 mi. $3850 352-212-9415 FORD 2004, Ranger $7,990 352-341-0018 FORD F150, 1978, 4 x 4 Runs good, 6 Lift kit, $1,650 obo (352) 564-4598 MONEYS TIGHT! PRICES R RIGHT! BUY-SELL-RENTCar-Truck-Boat-RV consignmentusa.or g US 19 BY AIRPORT, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 SOLD CHEVROLET 2001 S10 Pickup -Ext. Cab, no rust, no dents, very clean, white, low mileage HONDA 1997 CRV priced to sell.its a honda auto, pwr windows call 352-628-4600 for special newspaper pricing CADILLAC 2011 CTS, LOADED ONLY15K MILES, SUNROOF $27,850 352-628-5100 CHEVROLET 1999, Camaro, Convertible $6,990. 352-341-0018 CHEVYVETTE,02 Convert. Royal Blue, Saddle oak int. 16k mi, Gar, Mint, $23,900 obo call 352-489-1700 CHRYSLER2006 PT Cruiser conv. weather is getting nicetime to drop the topcall 352-628-4600 to set appointment to see FORD 1995 Escort wagon 4cyl., Auto, call 352-628-4600 for low price and appointment FORD 2005, Focus $4,850. 352-341-0018 FORD 2010, Pruis, $17,995. 352-341-0018 FORD 2011 FIESTASDN 36K MILES, S MODEL, ONE OWNER $9950, 352-628-5100 HONDA 2010ACCORD LX 85K MILES, NICE, $12,850 352-628-5110 LINCOLN Towncar 2010 29,900mi, gold w/beige vinyl top, white leather asking, $24,900 352-476-5061 MERCURY2001 Grand Marquis 107K mi, looks & runs good, AC, good tires $2995 850-653-5497 MINI COOPER2008 2DR, HARDTOP ONLY20K MILES, SUPER CLEAN $13980, 352-628-5100 MONEYS TIGHT! PRICES R RIGHT! BUY-SELL-RENTCar-Truck-Boat-RV consignmentusa.or g US 19 BY AIRPORT, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 NISSAN 2005,Altima $5,895 352-341-0018 PONTIAC 2003 Bonneville must SE, V6, pw.pl.priced to sell..call jan at 352-628-4600 for appointment and pricing 2002 JAGUAR XJR 4 DR $7200. Super Charged 4.0 V-8, exc cond, auto trans, leather int, AC, power sun roof, XJR Sport Pkg, factory chrome wheels (352) 637-6443 TRAVELTRAILER14 ft KZ Sportsman Classic, 2010, Like New $6000 (352) 628-3455 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 350 Chevy Motor Speed Pro Cam headers, edelbrock carb. Approx. Miles 30K $1200 OBO 352-628-4240 LUGGAGE ROOF CROSSRAILS will fit any Chevy Traverse $150 obo 352-503-6414 RV ROADMASTER Hidden Face Plate fits Dodge Ram 1500 asking $200, 727-251-7568 **BEST PRICE** For Junk & Unwanted Cars-CALLNOW **352-426-4267** $$ TOPDOLLAR $$ For Wrecked, Junk or Unwanted Cars/Trucks $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot, Hwy 19 LarrysAuto Sales 352-564-8333 MONEYS TIGHT! PRICES R RIGHT! BUY-SELL-RENTCar-Truck-Boat-RV consignmentusa.or g US 19 BY AIRPORT, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEInAny Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ BUICK Regal, LS, custom 4 DR. Loaded, only 70K stereo, leather, V6 alloys, garaged, clean $4,650. 352-212-4882 Buick Century Custom, 57k mi, extra clean, full power. Runs excellent $4500 (352) 257-3894 Cell (352) 794-6069 Office CADILLAC 1994 DEVILLE 79K MILES, CAR IS PERFECT$4995 352-628-5100 CADILLAC 2005 STS LOW MILES NICE CAR $9850, 352-628-5100 2BD 1BA2 Carport onLake Rousseau Dunnellon 1.4 AC, 168 ft on lake, No flood insurance completely remodedled, Price Reduced$169.000 Barney Chilton 352-563-0116 Gulf Prvt Island home on 15 ac 80 dock. 4/2 All util. Mainland dock & pkg. Jacuzzi house S. McDermott (352) 697-1593 Cridland RE INVERNESS 3/2/2 waterfront pool hm on Lisa Ct, 1/2 acre lot quiet St, whole house generator $229,000 352-419-8337 ACRE LOT with well, septic and power pole, impact fee credit, high and dry, trees, $11,000 obo (352) 795-3710 INVERNESS, FL3 miles east of Inv; 5-20ac wooded/some cleared, owner finance available.Owner is licensed Real Estate Broker, Ed Messer.ed .messer@yahoo.com WINDSHIELD Citabria, brand new PMApart, $150 obo 352-419-6086 Ele. Trolling Motor $75.00 352-527-3948 ** BUY, SELL** & TRADE CLEAN USED BOATS THREE RIVERS MARINE US 19 Crystal River **352-563-5510** 03 SEAPRO 1790 hp merc. vhf, gps, trol mtr, fullcover, bimini, alum trlr $7200 352-419-5363pm 87 PROLINE 17, Deep V haul Center Console w/ trailer 315 W. Inverness Blvd ALUMICRAFT 18 ft.,wide rhino lined inside, 25HP Merc., boat mtr. & trailer in great shape $3,700 (352) 563-0328 BOSTON WHALER 12ft w/20hp Johnson Motor, galvanized Trailer, all in exc. cond. $1900, Will take guns on trade 906-285-1696 MONTEREY 07, 180 Bowrider 38hrs,mint,135hp.volvo factory loaded, alum. trlr orig. owner $14k obo 352-419-6086 PENNYAN 1979 27Sports fisherman w/ trailer, needs some work. $4000 OBO (352) 621-0192 TRI PONTOON BOAT27 Ft., Fiberglass 250 HP,Ttop, trailer included $17,000. 352-613-8453 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com ITASCA2007 Navaron 23H Mercedes Diesel, 2.7L, 17 mpg, generator,AC, one slide out, sleeps 5, excellent condition, $55,000 make offer 352-422-1309 SUNNYBROOK 2008, 35FTFifth Wheel 3 slides, electric awning fireplace, 2 acs, 50 amp king bed, assume balance of $37,500. 352-279-3544 4 WINDS TRAILER2006, 26FT Take Over Payments 352-628-7765 2012 Wildwood TT 26Ft. sleeps 8, Elec.Awning and Jack, bunks $13,999 813-699-2262 CAMPER 29 Holiday Rambler Alum fr, lg slide out. great cond. $10,900 352-795-5310 or 410-474-3454 ALINER 2001, Expedition 18ft, storage for stabilizers, $3,500. obo (352) 795-6295 Brooksville Deeded spacious, shaded cnr lot, 1BR/1BA, Large FL room, Large storage shed & patio. 55+ RV Park w/ heated pool, and music activities, $36,000 352-848-0448, 352-428-0462 anytime CAR HAULER 2007 32 ft Enclosed Gooseneck w/liv qtrs. $13,900. For more info call 352-560-7247 FOREST RIVER2010, Surveyor, Sport 189, 20 ft. Travel Trailer, 1 slide, w/AC, qn. bed, awning, pwr. tonque jack, corner jacks, microwave, equilizing hitch, $9000 (352) 382-1826 KZ Toyhauler,0732 like new, full slide new tires, Owan Gen., gas tank, Lrg living area separate cargo $18,000. 352-795-2975 MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech. 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. POP-UP CAMPER 2002 Coleman Tacoma Exc Cond. With add a room. $4500 (352) 726-3919 SUNNYBROOK 36 ft. 5th wheel, 2 slides, kg bd,like new, 60amp serv. NADA $29K asking $25K obo 352-382-3298 MICHELE ROSE Realtor Simply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515 SANDI HARTRealtor Listing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it! 352-476-9649 sandra.hart@ era.com ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 TONY Pauelsen Realtor 352-303-0619 Buy or Sell now is the time TOP PERFORMANCE Real estate Consultant 3/2 pool home on 10 acres w/ FP, zoned agriculture, walk to all schools. $179,900 (727) 528-2803 or 727-698-0723 Brooksville Deeded spacious, shaded cnr lot, 1BR/1BA, Large FL room, Large storage shed & patio. 55+ RV Park w/ heated pool, and music activities, $36,000 352-848-0448, 352-428-0462 anytime HOME FOR SALE NORTON, VA 5Bd/2Ba inc. 3 lots 70miles from Bristol Racetrack $69,000 276-393-0446 OR 276-679-1331 FREE Foreclosure and Short Sale Lists Office Open 7 Days a WeekLISA VANDEBOE Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com YOUR High-Tech Water Front Realtor ROD KENNER 352-436-3531 ERA Suncoast Realty SCAN OR GO TOwww. BestNatur eCoast Pr operties.com To view great waterfront properties Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Custom Home, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, w/Master w/DBL walk-ins + bath + den/off. 2+ car garage. 1Acre. MUST SEE! $249,900. 352-860-0444 B eautiful Whispering Pines Villa $79,900 Managed, low Maint. fee indowed for sudden expenses, walk to park 352-341-0170 352-726-5263 FSBO 3/2/2 Scrn Porch, metal roof, appls, CHA, fans, verticals, shed, fence, deck, spklrs, near dog park. $120,000 (352) 586-0872 NICE HOUSE on Nice Street $79,000 2/1/1, Attached carport w/ 12 x 32 scrn. por., built in on 1/2 acre lot fenced 12 x14 matching out building, New roof, stucco paint, flooring, upper line appls, irrigation & water system., taxes & ins. $1,135 yr 606-425-7832 3BD, 2BA, 2Gar, Gas fireplace, on Water, Main Canal, dock large lot with fruit trees. $138,000 (321) 303-2875 3BR 2BA 1,500 sq. ft., 6823 W. Merrivale Ln Built 2006, Fully Furnished, by Owner, $77,000 obo (260) 348-9667 4/2 BLOCK HOME, mother in law apt, nice home $65,000. (305) 619-0282, Cell 4/3/2, POOL HOME 3,000 sf, granite counters, SS appls., wood flrs., Reduced $25,000 Asking $235,000 850-585-4026 Buying or Selling REALESTATE, Let Me Work For You!BETTYHUNTREALTORERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139 hunt4houses68 @yahoo.com www.bettyhunts homes.com. Custom Built 3/2/2 Pool Home on 1.26 acres on Golf Course 2339 sq.ft. living area 3366 sq.ft. under roof Many xtras, price reduced. 352-382-1531 Phyllis StricklandRealtor Best Time To Buy! I have Owner Financing and Foreclosures TROPIC SHORES REALTY. (352) 613-3503 GAIL STEARNS your Gale ForceRealtor TROPIC SHORES Realty 352-422-4298 gail@citrusrealtor .com www.citrusr ealtor .com Low overhead means savings for you! Waterfront, Foreclosures &Owner financing available. I NEED LISTINGS! I SOLD ALMOST 2HOMES A MONTH IN 2012 Lets BREAK that record together!DEB INFANTINERealtor (352) 302-8046 Real Estate!... its what I do. ERAAmerican Realty Phone: 352-726-5855 Cell: 352-302-8046 Fax: 352-726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair HousingAct which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1800-669-9777.The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 212-3559 RCOUCH.com UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOU AVIEW TO LOVE www. crosslandrealty.com(352) 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. HERNANDO Building Off Hwy 200, $800.mo 352-201-2428 4/3+/4 pool home w/ inlaw suite on 2 ac. HW flrs, granite cntrs. 2009 Custom Home S. McDermott (352) 697-1593 Cridland RE PINE RIDGE THIS IS THE PROPERTYYOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded w/large backyard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352-249-9164 Beverly Hills 2/1 family room and carport, investment or seasonal living $38,900 352-422-2433 HANDYMAN SPECIAL 2/1/1 needs paint & cosmetics $23k **cash only ** 352-503-3245 CRYSTALRIVER2/1 Sm house incl. electric. $475 per mo. 1st/last/sec. References 352-628-1062 BEVERLYHILLS1/1, Fl. rm., CHA, $495 35 Golden St 464-2701 BEVERLYHILLSHuge House 3/2/2, $800. 352-464-2514 Beverly Hills Rental 1/1 with carport, $500 monthly and $500 Security deposit. 352-249-6098 BLACK DIAMOND Homes for rent from $1,100/mo. Bob Coldwell Banker 634-4286 Crystal River 2 BR, 2 Full BA, 2-car gar., enclosed back porch and pool, shed. Only $750. 4251 N. Concord Dr. 352-382-1373. CRYSTAL RIVER 2/1Water Incl. CHA $496. 220-2447 or 212-2051 Crystal River North Lease w/ opt. country setting 2/1 on AC, $550/ mo $550 dep Firm (352)795-0161 DUNNELLON Rainbow Springs Rent/Rent To own Georgous, 2/2/2 Country Club Home Fireplace D Washer Carpeted, lanai, spotless 1/2 acre quiet. Special $799. 352-527-0493 HERNANDO 4 BR, 2 BA Playroom & office, fenc. yard, on over AC, or Comm. Office on Hwy 200 $875 + Sec. 344-3084 Hernando Rentalsfrom $425.00 @ MO. CallA.W. SkipCraven 352-464-1515 INVERNESS Country Living on Large acre lot. 3 bd., 2 ba. home. Garden and fenced areas. Well & septic, so no water bill! $595. 352-476-4964 Sugarmill Woods2/2/2, 2 MB Rrms $850. 352-302-4057 Sugarmill Woods2006,4/2/2, appl. inc. $900, 319-371-9843 SUGARMILL WOODS 4/2/2 1/3ac. $1100. mo. 727-919-0797 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352)726-2225 CRYSTAL RIVER3/2/2, privacy/space, must love dogs, $750 (352) 422-5735 INVERNESS Rm. for Rent, furn. Share large DW, Util. incld, $325 + $100 sec.352-726-0652 CRYSTALRIVER Office & Warehouse $300-$600, Plantation Rentals 352-634-0129 20 DOCKABLE ACRES: St. Lucie Waterway. $189,500. 45mins boat Atlantic; 5mins boat Lake Okeechobee. Beautiful land, abundant wildlife. Gated/Privacy. 888-716-2259 Gulf Atlantic Land, Broker. ESTATE SALE Nature Coast Landings RV Resort. Developed site with gazebo & storage bldg, reduced to $49,500. Separate storage lot available. (RV sold). For info and pictures Click on detailsbyowner.com 352-843-5441 LECANTO 55+ PK 1988 Oaks 3/2 DWMH, 40x20, shed, handicap access. ramp and shower $25,000. 352-212-6804 LECANTO 55+ PK MUST SELL 3br/2ba. Furn, Cpt, Shed, New Roof, CHA, washer/dryer, MAKE OFFER 931-210-0581 Sandy Oak 55+ RV PK 14x60 split 2/2, new heat/ac, remodeled, furn. lg scnd in FLRm. 55 ft crpt w/laundry room, 989-858-0879 STONEBROOK, CR Pondview/Gourmet Kitch, 2Br, MSuite, $51,900, Cridland RE, Jackie 352-634-6340 Chassahowitzka 2/2, fenc. Yd/DW $500 AGENT (352) 382-1000 CRYSTALRIVER2/BR $550. 3BR $750 Near Town 563-9857 CRYSTAL RIVERFully furn. efficiency w/ equipped kitchen. All utilities, cable, Internet, & cleaning provided. $699/mo 352-586-1813 FLORALCITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Inverness 2/1 on private estate, no smoking,$650 monthly Utilities included 1st, last, sec. Req. 352-422-2393 N. CRYSTAL RIVER 800sq, ft. 1Bdr 12mi. north of Seven Rivers Hospital, w/d Direct TV, non-smoker (horse-stall available) $650mo. 352-586-9598 S. InvernessCountry Cottage for 1 person, all included $450pr mnth, $300 dep 727-916-1119 ALEXANDER REALESTATE (352) 795-6633Crystal River Apts,2 BR/ 1 BA $400-$500,ALSO HOMES & MOBILES AV AILABLE INVERNESS 2/1, Tri-plex, Great Loc., clean & roomy. no pets $500.mo 1st. & Last $300. Sec. 352-341-1847 LECANTONice 1 Bdrm $500 352-216-0012/613-6000 CRYSTALRIVERLG 2/1 water, sewer, garbage, w/d hkup, lawn inc. $475 mo. (352) 212-9205 or 352-212-7922 CRYSTALRIVERHwy 19 Downtown Comm. Storefront, very clean 1000 SF, exc. loc. $795/mo 352-634-2528 HERNANDO 4 BR, 2 BA Playroom & office, fenc. yard, on over AC, or Comm. Office on Hwy 200 $875 + Sec. 344-3084 HERNANDO APROX. 1100 SQ FT OFFICE ON OVER 1/2 ACRE ON HWY 200 $625 mo.352-344-3084 LECANTO Oak Tree Plaza, Office/Retail, CR 486, 900 sf. @ $700+ util. & sales tax.1 mo. Free w/12 mo. Lease 352-258-6801 INVERNESS Whispering Pines Villa 3/2/2 w/ enclosed patio, $850 F/L/S, BK/CK req 321-303-0346 HERNANDO Affordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225

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C12 T UESDAY,F EBRUARY26,2013 C LASSIFIEDS C ITRUS C OUNTY ( FL ) C HRONICLE 546-0305 TUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing business as: Alluring Lawn Care at 3474 S. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34452 with a mailing address of 3474 S. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34452 desiring to engage in business under a fictitious name intends to register said name with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED this 22nd day of February, 2013 /s/Timothy Messere February 26, 2013 921-0302 WeekCRN Twin Rivers 3-7 Bids PUBLIC NOTICE Twin Rivers Marina will be accepting bids for drive area resurfacing on or before 2:00pm, March 7, 2013 at the business office located at 2880 N. Seabreeze point, Crystal River, Florida 34429. Plans and Specifications can be obtained during normal weekday business hours from the Marina Manager on site. Twin Rivers Marina reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Only bids coming from qualified and licensed firms will be considered. Scope is as follows: Regrade and compact existing surface area of approximately 1820 SY for positive drainage. Supply and install 3 of compacted fresh asphalt millings over entire area (1820 SY) to create new surface free of defects and grading in such a way to create a positive drainage surface. All completed, inspected and excepted by owners Rep. February 25, 26, 27, 28 & March 1 & 2, 2013. 547-0226 TUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the vehicle(s) below under Florida Statutes 713.78. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the premises where said vehicle(s) have been stored and which is located at Adams 24 Hr Towing, 6403 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa,Citrus County, Florida the following: DOS: 03/09/13 @ 8 AM 1997 NISSAN VIN# 1N4AB41N0VC714942 DOS:03/11/13 @ 8AM 1998 MERC VIN# 1N4AB41N0VC714942 Purchase must be paid for at the time of sale in cash only. Vehicle(s) sold as is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement, between owner & obligated party. February 26, 2013. 543-0305 TUCRN James Everett Larkin, Jr. File No: 2013-CP-27 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.2013-CP-27 IN RE: ESTATE of JAMES EVERETT LARKIN, JR. DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James Everett Larkin, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Susan L. Hathaway 531 Fairhill Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 Attorney for Personal Representative BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A., Florida Bar Number: 157310 /s/Michael Mountjoy, Esquire 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, Telephone: (352) 726-1211 February 26 & March 5, 2013. 544-0305 TUCRN Estate of Gregory Erle Vincent File No: 2013-CP-16 (Summ. Admin.) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-16 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GREGORY ERLE VINCENT DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of GREGORY ERLE VINCENT, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-16, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450; that the decedents date of death was December 21, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $52,256.68 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NameAddress David Erle Vincent 7171 N. Ireland Dr. Citrus Springs, FL 34434 Charles Brian Vincent 8169 N. Vince Dr. Citrus Springs, FL 34434 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ DAVID ERLE VINCENT 7171 N. Ireland Dr., Citrus Springs, FL 34434 /s/ CHARLES BRIAN VINCENT 8169 N. Vince Dr., Citrus Springs, FL 34434 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Marie T. Blume Attorney, Florida Bar Number: 0493181P .O. Box 2763, Inverness, Florida 34451, Telephone: (352) 726-7778 February 26 & March 5, 2013. 545-0305 TUCRN Beverly A. Vines File No: 2013-CP-61 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.2013-CP-61 IN RE: ESTATE of BEVERLY A. VINES, DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Beverly A. Vines, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-61, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was December 12, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $3,100.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Charles SutterFlorence Davis126 -14 23rd Avenue 101 Kimberly Way College Point, NY 11356 Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 Scott SutterPatricia Massari126 -14 23rd Avenue 1668 W. Datura Lane College Point, NY 11356 Citrus Springs, FL 34434 Steven Sutter 14 Hillside Drive New Fairfield, CT 06812 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WITH BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/Charles Sutter 126-14 23rd Avenue, College Point, NY 11356 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/Michael Mountjoy, Esquire, Florida Bar Number: 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, Telephone: (352) 726-1211 February 26 & March 5, 2013. 548-0305 TUCRN Laverne A. Stiles File No: 2012 CP 750 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012 CP 750 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF LAVERNE A. STILES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LA VERNE A. STILES deceased, whose date of death was February 24, 2012 ; File Number 2012 CP 750 is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka A venue, Inver ness, FL 34450 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is February 26, 2013. Signed on February 22, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/KAMES P. HINES, JR. 315 Hyde Park Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Robert D. Hines, Email: rhines@hnh-law.com Florida Bar No. 0413550 Hines Norman Hines, P.L. 1312 W Fletcher Ave., Suite B, Tampa, FL 33612 Telephone: (813) 265-0100 Published in Citrus County Chronicle, February 26 & March 5, 2013. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of REVILO CHASE WATKINS, deceased, File Number 2012CP755, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450 that REVILO CHASE WATKINS (the Decedent) died on August 12, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $16,979.00 and consists only of the Decedents protected homestead. The names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NameAddress Jacquelyn R. Swartz3 A Park Place Milltown, NJ 08850 Cindy L. Warringer441 Fyler Rd. Kirkville, New York 13082 William Watkins7561 Sugarwood Lane North Syracuse, New York 13212 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the Decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the Decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/Jacquelyn R. Swartz 3 A Park Place, Milltown, New Jersey 08850 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/Thomas E. 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FEBRUARY 26, 2013Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOL. 118 ISSUE 203 50 CITRUS COUNTYDominant: Citrus lifters claim county title /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH75LOW54Mostly cloudy with showers likely.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning TUESDAY at VILLAGE TOYOTA NEW 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA 000E3OU $ 14,995 See Pg. C12 000DY3O INDEX Comics..................................C8 Community............................C6 Crossword..............................C7 Editorial..............................A10 Entertainment........................B4 Horoscope..............................B4 Lottery Numbers....................B3 Lottery Payouts......................B6 Movies..................................C8 Obituaries..............................A6 Classifieds..............................C9 TV Listings............................C7 Killer gets stay Execution halted temporarily Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A federal appellate court on Monday temporarily stopped the execution of a drug trafficker convicted of killing a Florida state trooper with a pipe bomb. What began as a routine traffic stop on Interstate 10 in rural north Florida quickly escalated into the killing of the trooper and launched a multistate investigation that unraveled a major crack cocaine ring 21 years ago. That chain of events was set to end with the execution Tuesday of South Florida drug trafficker Paul Augustus Howell, 47, for murdering Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jimmy Fulford on Feb. 1, 1992. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, though, stayed the execution that was scheduled for 6 p.m. at Adams: Fire Wesch MIKEWRIGHT Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Two weeks after calling for County Administrator Brad Thorpes head, Commissioner Scott Adams has his sights set on another high-ranking government official. Adams said Monday he will make a motion during todays county commission meeting to fire County Attorney Richard Wesch, citing what Adams believes is an over-reliance on outside counsel and consultants. We need to get rid of the county attorney, Adams said. I feel weve got so much outside attorneys doing simple things. If were going to delegate it out, we need to eliminate the county attorneys position. Adams said he is particularly A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerImagine Allen and Carol Tallmans shock when they received a letter from Social Security Administration stating: As per Allens request, his Social Security check, which has been directly deposited in his bank for 22 years, is now changing to another bank. We said, Wait a minute. We didnt request that, Mrs. Tallman said. The couple scurried to the Social Security office in Ocala to address the apparent identity theft visited on Tallman, 84. Thankfully, Social Security was able to stop it, but all we kept thinking is What would Con artists target Social Security Richard Weschcounty attorney. Scott Adamscounty commissioner. Commissioner concerned about legal outsourcing NANCYKENNEDY Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Call them the sisterhood of the traveling tricked-out, vintage, retro trailers, a ladies-only group who meet at campsites across the nation to share adventures, stories, ideas and/or a pot of coffee or bottle of wine. Sisters on the Fly was started by two real-life sisters who took a flyfishing trip to Montana together in 1999. They had so much fun they invited some friends along on their next trip and thought, Wouldnt it be fun to camp in restored vintage trailers? Friends invited friends on each trip and now 14 years later the group has grown to 3,500 women from all over the U.S., Canada, England and even Australia. We get to do things we never do by ourselves, like swimming with manatees, kayaking, ziplining, said Paula Grimstead, sister from Lake Butler who served as hostess for a Sisters on the Fly camping event at Crystal Isles RV Resort in Crystal River this past weekend. Theres an event somewhere around the country just about every weekend, she said. About 23 women came from as far away as Ohio and Pennsylvania this past weekend and graciously gave tours of their kitschy homes on wheels to curious passersby. Upon arriving, each woman set up her own space according to her theme bookmobile, See WESCH/ Page A2 See SCAM/ Page A8 NANCY KENNEDY /ChronicleSwanee Owen, from Unadilla, Ga., sits in front of a sheep wagon she has converted into a camper. Shes part of a group called Sisters on the Fly, women from around the nation who meet up at various campsites in their restored and tricked-out campers. This past weekend a group of sisters camped at Crystal Isles RV Resort in Crystal River. Women share camaraderie during camping trips in vintage trailers Morgan, a 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier, shares a 1942 Tourette Tear Drop trailer with Gale Domanico of Largo on Sisters on the Fly events. One of the customs at a Sisters on the Fly event is to create a still-life tableau. Carol Youourski has a collection of trailer pottery made by her real sister and fellow sister Sally Weber. See SISTERS/ Page A5 See STAY/ Page A5

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upset about payments to Tampa attorney Fred Busack for the County Road 491 widening project. The project includes obtaining donations of right of way, developing a medical corridor and redesigning drainage along the stretch of roadway between C.R. 486 and State Road 44. Weve given Busack over $300,000 on 491 and we dont have the first signed contract as of two weeks ago, Adams said. Thats the peoples money. I feel like weve got an open pocketbook to Fred Busack. I feel its a real cozy relationship. Were not getting what were paying for. Wesch, a former county administrator, became county attorney in 2010 and is paid about $121,000. Wesch said Monday Adams doesnt understand his duties and has made no attempt at learning the attorneys role. He said Adams doesnt want him included in the commissioners weekly briefings and they rarely speak to each other outside commission meetings. Its unfortunate the commissioner continues on this campaign of distraction, Wesch said. I think a full-time county attorney in a county this size is imperative. I stand by my body of work. Adams, elected in the August primary, is a constant and public critic of Thorpe, Wesch, top county staff and even fellow commissioners. During a debate Feb. 12 about county vehicles, Adams abruptly made a motion to fire Thorpe after the administrator challenged him to do so. The motion died for lack of a second. Board Chairman Joe Meek, who chastised Adams for his attempts to oust Thorpe, was aghast when told Monday Adams planned to seek Weschs removal. Thats extremely unfortunate to hear, Meek said. Its another example of him attempting to cause chaos and disruption. As chairman of the board, Im dedicated to working to solve the issues we have in front of us as a county. Im not going to let this turn into a circus sideshow. Adams, who has more than 300 followers of his Facebook page, sent a letter to the editor (See Page A11) in response to a column by ChroniclePublisher Gerry Mulligan in Sundays newspaper. In it, Adams complained of cronyism between commissioners and top staff, and suggested a grand jury be convened to see whats really going on. Adams, in an interview Monday, said commissioners and top staff have become too friendly with each other to make hard decisions about cutting staff. Adams said he thinks the administration should be reduced by six to nine positions, though he said he suggested Thorpe decide where those cuts should come. Bosses arent supposed to patronize with the employees, he said. When were so cozy, we start not being able to direct and make the proper judgment calls because the relationship blurs your vision. Adams said he criticizes commissioners because he blames them for the county now being faced with millions of dollars in budget cuts. Its misconduct on their part not to have already done this, he said. Weve got this thing on auto-drive and what its done, its become so comfortable on auto-drive, its out of control. As a new commissioner, I see it. Meek was incredulous that Adams would suggest a grand jury investigation. That is simply outrageous! he said. A grand jury investigation? Hes coming up with nothing of substance, just throwing rhetoric out there to cause chaos and confusion. Adams said he will continue to bring up issues he believes need scrutiny. People are upset, they want accountability, he said. Theyre not getting it because were at the last minute having a fire drill when we should have been having fire drills the whole time.A2TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL 000DZVD 352 270-8836 CRACKED PATIO CEILING? Mold Free Easy Clean Never Needs Paint Mold Free Easy Clean Never Needs Paint Always FREE Estimates CALL NOW FOR THE SOLUTION! CALL NOW FOR THE SOLUTION! 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According to Drug, Demand and Reduction Officer/2nd Lt. Marlene Korycki, the presentation goes along with the Civil Air Patrols active and aggressive stance in the community against drugs. WESCHContinued from Page A1 WHAT: Citrus County Commission meeting WHEN: 1 p .m. today; public comment at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Cour thouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness. ON THE WEB: www .bocc.citrus.fl.us. I feel weve got too much outside attorneys doing simple things. Scott Adamscounty commissioner.

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Around theSTATE Citrus CountyThree Sisters to be discussedAt 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Inc. will host a program by Ivan Vicente, visitor services specialist with Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, called Future Plans for Three Sisters Springs including Manatee Protection at the Springs. Vicente will give an update on the popular springs located off Kings Bay in Crystal River. The meeting will be at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. For more information, go to www.withlacoocheegulf preserve.comDowntown Democrats to meetThe Downtown Democrats Club will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at B&W Rexall Drug restaurant, 214 U.S. 41 South, Inverness. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Contact Roger Sewell, president, at rsewell@tampa bay.rr.com or 352-726-4676Boil-water notice rescindedThe precautionary boilwater notice issued on Feb. 21 in the area of Citrus Springs, servicing homes located at 9621, 9749, 9791 N. Elkcam Blvd., has been rescinded following emergency repairs and bacteriological analysis showing that the water is safe for human consumption. Normal usage may be resumed. Call 352-527-7650. Water/wastewater board meetingThe Citrus County Water and Wastewater Authority will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto. Members of the board will discuss and review customer complaint surveys, rate case updates, along with other items on the agenda. Call 352-419-6520 for more information. Workshop to mull transportation mergerAt a specially called workshop, the Citrus County Transportation Planning Organization will review and discuss the draft for a merger with the Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization. It will review the planning area boundary and apportionment plan and discuss the merits of a larger or smaller board; the economic importance of transportation to both Citrus and Hernando counties, the importance of a partnership and the desire for fairness and equity. It is set to meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at in the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St., Inverness. Questions may be directed to Sheila Martin, TBARTA, at 800-998-7433 or sheila. martin@tbarta.com.LakelandTwo dead in crash with trainTwo people were struck and killed by a train after the vehicle they were traveling in went through the lighted gates at a railroad crossing near Lakeland. The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash occurred about 11:40 p.m. Sunday. The names of the deceased were not available Monday morning. Troopers said the vehicle continued across the tracks even though the lighted crossing gates were activated to indicate that a train was approaching. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER The Cutler Spur Boulevard road improvement project has begun. Work started Monday on one of the more ambitious projects. With the start of work comes some road closures. Phase 1, which is expected to last 90 days, will close Paradise Point Road and Kings Bay Drive, according to Dave Burnell, the citys public works director. Burnell said the improvements to Cutler Spur Boulevard include the complete reconstruction of the road. The aim is to improve the vertical alignment, add drainage retention areas, improve the drainage collection system, replace utilities, widen the roadway and add a 10-foot-wide walking and biking path. Construction on the $2.6 million project was initially slated to begin March 25, but because the contractor wanted to get work done on the culvert area of the project before the seasonal rains come, it was moved forward, Burnell said. The project also is partially funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. The city awarded the contract to Commercial Industrial Corp. from Reddick. Burnell is urging motorists to follow the detour signs and stay aware of the construction activities. The road closures should happen Tuesday or Wednesday, Burnell said. A copy of the construction drawings is available on the city website at www.crystalriverfl.org.For questions or concerns, call Rod Darley, project coordinator, at Stantec at 813-223-9500. If you have other questions, contact Crystal River Public Works at 352-795-4216. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicleonline.com. Cutler Spur work begins Fishing clinic ABOVE: Last Saturday was the ninth annual Kids Fishing Clinic hosted by Citrus County Parks and Recreation, at which 300 children were educated on fishing. Many organizations were on hand to help with teaching the young anglers at Fort Island Trail Park near Crystal River. Besides taking home a new fishing rod and reel, the children participated in activities and took home ditty bags. LEFT: Riley Castle, 5, was having fun reeling in her new fishing rod.CLAIRE PHILLIPS LAXTON /Crystal River Current CHRISVANORMER Staff WriterOne in seven senior citizens is threatened with hunger, according to a recent study. For more than 40 years, a county program has served older people a daily meal. Today, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will make a proclamation declaring March as March for Meals month. Its a national campaign from the Meals on Wheels Association of America, said Janice Hale, who works in senior programs with the countys Support Services Department. The campaign is to bring awareness of senior hunger issues and to raise more funds to provide services. With a slogan of So no senior goes hungry, the campaign has a serious mission. Not only do one in seven senior citizens face hunger, according to a 2012 report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (www.nfesh.org/#/ what-we-know/4570514007), the threat of hunger for seniors increased in 44 states since 2007. Florida was included in the list of 10 states with the highest risk of senior hunger. We call our program Citrus Countys Home Delivered Meals, Hale said. It is one-third of the daily nutritional requirement for adults delivered Monday through Friday. The program is funded in part by a federal grant under the Older Americans Act of 1965. Fundraising will include several events. A dance is set from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, under the stars at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Tickets cost $10. The second annual Golf For Meals tournament will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, with a $55 entry per golfer. For information about both events, call 352-527-5975. Applebees restaurants will donate 10 percent of a meal bill on Tuesdays to Citrus Countys Home Delivered Meals Program. The Inverness restaurant will take part on March 5 and 19, while the Crystal River restaurant will take its turns on March 12 and 26. Printable flyers are available at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/comm serv/suppserv/senprog/hdm /hdm.htm. The people who receive the meals can look forward to March 15. The county commissioners are going to deliver the meals to the seniors, Hale said. Richard Wesch, the county attorney, is also participating, and the assistant administrators, Cathy Pearson and Ken Frink. They are all going to help deliver meals throughout the county on that date to bring awareness to the program. Campaign aims to fight senior hunger MIKEWRIGHT Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Gov. Rick Scott will have plenty of applications when the time comes for choosing a new Citrus County School Board member. Seventeen people, including two former board members, have applied to replace Susan Hale on the school board. Hale resigned in January, just two months after taking office. Scotts office hasnt said when the governor is expected to make his choice, and there is no deadline for applications. While an appointee need not live in same district as Hale District 4, covering Lecanto, Homosassa and Sugarmill Woods the governors office said he will appoint someone from that district. The list includes Bill Murray, the former twoterm incumbent who lost in the August primary to Hale. Also applying is Sheila Whitelaw, who served on the school board 1994-98. Lynn Dostal, who ran for state House of Representatives District 34 but dropped out after winning the Democratic primary, is an applicant. Other applicants are: Gary Croneau, Jeffrey Smith, Suzan Franks, Tammy Zybell, Sandy Balfour, Judith Zumwalt, Kathy Thrumston, Michael Joey White, Jeff Kopp, Donald Kidd, Lindsey Hodgkins, Stephen Barbieri, Sandra Counts and Bruce Bellamy.Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352-563-3228 or mwright @chronicleonline.com. Hats thrown in ring for open school board slot

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Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeDUI arrests Linda Collinsworth 57, of South Gemini Point, Homosassa, at 12:23 a.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to her arrest affidavit, she was stopped at South Link Terrace and West Grover Cleveland Boulevard. She would not perform field sobriety tasks and tests of her breath showed her blood alcohol concentration was 0.176 and 0.170. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $500. Phillip Denoma 28, of East Hayden Lane, Inverness, at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, he was stopped after a law enforcement officer saw the truck Denoma was driving stopped, facing the wrong way in a turn lane on West Norvell Bryant Highway. He told the deputy he had consumed three beers in less than an hour that night. He had difficulty performing sobriety tasks and tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.147 and 0.141 percent. Bond $500.Other arrests Sherry Sullivan-Conley, 41, of South Finale Point, Homosassa, at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday on a felony charge of grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, she is accused of stealing multiple pieces of jewelry from a woman she was assisting as a certified nursing assistant. Bond $15,000. Christopher Sullivan 40, of South Finale Point, Homosassa, at 3:34 p.m. Feb. 19 on a felony charge of trafficking in stolen property and, at 5:02 p.m. Feb. 19, for violation of probation on an original felony charge of credit card fraud. According to his arrest affidavit, he is accused of pawning stolen jewelry. No bond. Barry Lane 39, of North Commanche Terrace, Hernando, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 on a Citrus County warrant for grand theft. Bond $2,000. Timothy Wheeler, 20, of Skipper Road, Tampa, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on original felony charges of burglary to a structure, burglary to a conveyance and grand theft. No bond. Melissa Emerson 24, of Northwest 69th Lane, Gainesville, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond. Justin Sanders, 25, of East Partridge Lane, Floral City, at 7:20 p.m. Feb. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft. Bond $250. Bobby Metz II 44, at 11:44 p.m. Feb. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. Bond $500. Harold Monk, 42, at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 20 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of molesting a victim under 12 years of age and, at 2:57 p.m. Feb. 20, on felony charges of failure of a sexual predator to register at a drivers license office within 48 hours after registration at a sheriffs office and failure of a sexual predator out of custody to register within 48 hours. No bond. William Garris, 27, of West Ranchetta Street, Dunnellon, at 4:49 p.m. Feb. 20 on a Dixie County warrant for burglary and grand theft. No bond. Ronald Harris, 36, of Homosassa, at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 on a felony charge of violation of probation. No bond. Stephen Johnston 57, of West Parkville Street, Lecanto, at 7:31 p.m. Feb. 20 on two misdemeanor charges of retail petit theft and a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended. Bond $2,155.Burglaries A residential burglary was reported at 3:58 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the 8200 block of W. River Glade Court, Crystal River. A residential burglary was reported at 4:59 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 6500 block of N. Clayton Ave., Dunnellon. A residential burglary was reported at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the 200 block of E. Leon Loop, Hernando. A vehicle burglary was reported at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 10400 block of W. Larchwood St., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 7:39 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the 1400 block of Carl St., Inverness. A vehicle burglary was reported at 10:01 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 6200 block of W. Cardinal St., Homosassa.Thefts A petit theft was reported at 6:34 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the 6600 block of S. Frankfurter Way, Homosassa. An auto theft was reported at 11:32 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 1900 block of W. McNeal Drive, Dunnellon. A grand theft was reported at 4:42 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 600 block of N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. A grand theft was reported at 5:16 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 6700 block of W. Penny Court, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 7:46 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-toLake Highway, Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 9:01 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-toLake Highway, Inverness. A petit theft was reported at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the 6300 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 4:14 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 10800 block of E. Bushnell Road, Floral City. A grand theft was reported at 5:17 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 7800 block of W. Rosedale Drive, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the 100 block of S.E. Paradise Point Road, Crystal River. A grand theft was reported at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 6800 block of N. Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando. A petit theft was reported at 4:23 p.m. Feb. 24 in the area of E. Norvell Bryant Highway and N. Skeeter Terrace, Hernando.Vandalisms A vandalism was reported at 5:54 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the 12000 block of N. Margaret Terrace, Dunnellon. A vandalism was reported at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 11400 block of W. Clayton Drive, Homosassa. A vandalism was reported at 1:21 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 1800 block of Juneberry Lane, Inverness.CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL/STATE HI LO PR 88 65 NA HI LO PR 80 56 NA HI LO PR 85 63 NA HI LO PR 84 64 NA HI LO PR 86 64 NA HI LO PR NA NA NA YESTERDAYS WEATHER Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly sunny. Mostly sunny.High: 75 Low: 54 High: 70 Low: 50 High: 70 Low: 43TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Monday 85/63 Record 87/26 Normal 75/46 Mean temp. 74 Departure from mean +13 PRECIPITATION* Monday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.90 in. Total for the year 1.00 in. Normal for the year 5.62 in.*As of 7 p.m. at InvernessUV INDEX: 7 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Monday at 3 p.m. 29.82 in. DEW POINT Monday at 3 p.m. 60 HUMIDITY Monday at 3 p.m. 44% 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 Monday was good with pollutants mainly particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................6:28 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:57 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................7:33 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................7:08 A.M. MARCH 4MARCH 11MARCH 19MARCH 27 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. 80 56 ts Ft. Lauderdale 86 71 pc Fort Myers 84 66 ts Gainesville 75 50 ts Homestead 86 69 pc Jacksonville 77 48 ts Key West 83 72 sh Lakeland 81 58 ts Melbourne 85 62 ts City H L Fcast Miami 86 72 pc Ocala 77 51 ts Orlando 82 59 ts Pensacola 66 45 pc Sarasota 78 60 ts Tallahassee 75 44 ts Tampa 77 61 ts Vero Beach 86 64 ts W. Palm Bch. 87 70 ts FLORIDA TEMPERATURESSouthwest winds from 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms today. Gulf water temperature70 LAKE LEVELSLocation Sun. Mon. Full Withlacoochee at Holder n/a 28.21 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando n/a 37.74 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness n/a 38.64 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City n/a 39.93 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 OUTLOOKTaken at Aripeka THE NATION Albany 41 21 pc 42 32 Albuquerque 49 24 pc 51 22 Asheville 46 30 ts 48 32 Atlanta 50 45 ts 58 40 Atlantic City 48 24 r 45 45 Austin 66 49 s 67 38 Baltimore 48 27 r 45 40 Billings 46 26 c 38 20 Birmingham 58 45 .07 pc 54 36 Boise 38 29 .09 pc 41 24 Boston 41 28 pc 40 31 Buffalo 34 29 c 39 32 Burlington, VT 36 30 pc 39 28 Charleston, SC 50 43 .14 ts 70 47 Charleston, WV 49 21 r 52 38 Charlotte 44 39 ts 51 38 Chicago 43 20 sn 35 31 Cincinnati 47 20 r 47 37 Cleveland 41 21 rs 35 34 Columbia, SC 52 40 ts 64 42 Columbus, OH 46 23 r 42 38 Concord, N.H. 37 21 .01 pc 42 27 Dallas 62 42 .02 s 56 34 Denver 29 7 sn 32 16 Des Moines 40 29 sn 32 26 Detroit 41 21 sn 34 32 El Paso 53 32 s 60 33 Evansville, IN 52 27 r 47 35 Harrisburg 47 25 r 44 38 Hartford 43 30 pc 42 31 Houston 76 57 .01 s 65 43 Indianapolis 44 26 r 41 32 Jackson 64 52 .32 pc 53 37 Las Vegas 58 35 s 61 40 Little Rock 50 41 1.31 pc 46 32 Los Angeles 67 45 s 70 47 Louisville 53 30 ts 51 37 Memphis 60 42 sh 49 35 Milwaukee 38 19 sn 36 31 Minneapolis 37 27 pc 35 24 Mobile 64 57 2.47 s 65 41 Montgomery 59 50 .60 pc 63 40 Nashville 66 34 ts 52 37 New Orleans 67 60 1.90 s 61 47 New York City 45 32 c 46 39 Norfolk 42 36 r 59 51 Oklahoma City 51 34 .80 pc 36 22 Omaha 34 26 sn 32 25 Palm Springs 69 42 s 73 48 Philadelphia 47 31 r 48 40 Phoenix 64 40 s 70 46 Pittsburgh 47 22 r 39 34 Portland, ME 41 25 pc 42 28 Portland, Ore 50 41 .12 pc 50 39 Providence, R.I. 42 29 .01 pc 43 32 Raleigh 42 32 ts 51 43 Rapid City 50 9 rs 38 21 Reno 57 23 s 51 24 Rochester, NY 36 30 c 39 32 Sacramento 63 34 s 68 39 St. Louis 43 30 rs 38 30 St. Ste. Marie 31 22 pc 34 26 Salt Lake City 36 17 c 32 16 San Antonio 65 52 s 70 40 San Diego 69 45 s 67 48 San Francisco 58 43 s 60 43 Savannah 56 50 .86 ts 71 47 Seattle 51 42 .09 c 48 39 Spokane 42 32 .13 pc 41 28 Syracuse 38 30 pc 40 32 Topeka 38 31 .04 sn 31 25 Washington 52 30 r 45 42YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 88 Plant City, Fla. LOW -15 Laramie, Wyo. TUESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 85/72/s Amsterdam 40/33/c Athens 64/47/s Beijing 50/25/pc Berlin 36/33/sh Bermuda 62/60/pc Cairo 85/56/pc Calgary 32/21/sn Havana 84/71/pc Hong Kong 75/68/pc Jerusalem 78/59/s Lisbon 56/37/s London 41/36/sh Madrid 48/32/c Mexico City 77/47/s Montreal 37/30/pc Moscow 32/27/pc Paris 42/33/pc Rio 90/75/ts Rome 51/40/pc Sydney 81/67/sh Tokyo 43/35/sh Toronto 37/32/sn Warsaw 36/32/c WORLD CITIES Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Monday Tuesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. 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Florida State Prison near Starke until it could hear the merits of Howells case. The Florida Supreme Court and Chief U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rogers both denied last-ditch pleas to stop the execution, but Rogers earlier Monday certified Howells appeal to the 11th U.S. Circuit. Howells attorneys contend his trial lawyer, now a state circuit judge, had a conflict of interest and failed to find and present mitigating evidence that could have persuaded his jury to recommend a life sentence rather than the death penalty. His initial appellate lawyer then failed to present those arguments in federal court because she missed a filing deadline more than 10 years ago. A former prosecutor said Fulfords death likely prevented many more because the bomb inside a gift-wrapped microwave oven was intended to go off in a crowded Marianna housing complex. On the day he died, Fulford had stopped Lester Watson for speeding in Jefferson County just east of Tallahassee in a car Howell had rented. The trooper then arrested Watson for driving without a valid license. After sheriffs deputies picked up Watson and a passenger, Fulford opened the package hed found in the cars trunk as he waited on the roadside for a tow truck. A dispatcher, meanwhile, had called Howell to ask if he knew someone else was driving his rental car more than 400 miles away. By the time Jimmy Fulford knelt to open that microwave with his knife, Paul Howell knew that the car had been stopped, prosecutor Thomas Kirwin told jurors in his closing argument. But Paul Howell was in a killing mood. Fulford, a father of two, was killed instantly when the bomb exploded. His wife, Keith Ann, asked Circuit Judge F.E. Steinmeyer to condemn Howell to death at his sentencing hearing. He could have chosen to tell the dispatcher to tell Trooper Fulford not to open the package, she told the judge. What Paul Howell did was murder my husband in cold blood. Keith Ann Fulford said she would not be attending the execution and declined further comment. After Howells sentencing in 1995, Fulfords wife said his execution would bring some closure and justice, but added: Itll never be over for me, even after hes executed. Kirwin, now the states deputy chief financial officer for law enforcement, initially prosecuted Howell and other members of the drug ring known as the Jamaican Posse on federal charges as an assistant U.S. attorney. Howell was convicted of drug trafficking in a Tallahassee federal court, where he received a life sentence. He was among 28 people who eventually were convicted or pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes as a result of the investigation triggered by Fulfords death. Kirwin then was in effect loaned to the state to help Assistant State Attorney Michael Schneider with Howells murder trial, which was moved to Pensacola because of extensive news media coverage about the case in Jefferson County. Howell was convicted of firstdegree murder and making, possessing, placing, or discharging a destructive device or bomb. The jury voted 10-2 to recommend a death sentence. The thing that amazed me in the federal case is how broad this conspiracy was, Kirwin recalled. Death and guns really meant nothing to the folks we had charged.CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 A5 000DXB0 Next to ACE in Homosassa ( 352 ) 628-3443 License #DN 17606 Ledgerdentistry.com FREE SECOND OPINION. We Cater to Cowards! General & Cosmetic Dentistry HONEST PROFESSIONAL COMPASSIONATE Most Insurance Accepted Se Habla Espaol 000E51Y Mon-Fri 8:30-6 Sat 8:30-1 PHARMACY www.BrashearsPharmacy.com 471 N. Dacie Point, Lecanto . . . . 746-3420 Hwy. 491 Next To Suncoast Dermatology 206 W. 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Swanee Owen, retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, brought her western-themed sheep wagon from Unadilla, Ga., modeled after the wagons used years ago by Basque shepherds who came to this country to herd sheep. A man in Colorado made it for me, she said. The original ones had a canvas top and theyre usually 12 feet long. This ones 8 feet and the roof is tin so I dont get rained on. While some of the womens trailers and campers have stoves inside, Owens did not. Hers is only big enough to sleep in. Rebecca Amerson, of Woodstock, Ga., calls her rig the bookmobile. The outside is painted with a mural of her favorite books lined up on shelves. The back bumper is a giant yellow pencil. Theres also a painting of a woman fly fishing in a river, as an homage to the founding fly fishing sisters, Becky Clarke and Maurrie Sussman. As a child, a bookmobile was the only library I had, Amerson said. Also, I grew up camping in a tent with my family. Now Im single, and to be able to camp again is so exciting to me. When I heard about the sisters, I couldnt wait to join. The group is open to any woman who wants to join them vintage campers are not required. Some camp in tents, some sleep in the back of pickup trucks or inside a van. Men (mister sisters) are invited only once or twice a year. Otherwise its girls only. You come not knowing anyone, Paula Grimstead said, and you leave with lifelong friends. For more information about Sisters on the Fly, visit www.sistersonthefly. com.Contact Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-2927 or nkennedy @chronicleonline.com. SISTERSContinued from Page A1 NANCY KENNEDY /ChronicleTOP: Each sister personalizes her camper or trailer, adding signs and artwork such as this greeting from Carole Steinberg, an artist from Jacksonville, Fla. Her motif is Welcome to the Beach. BOTTOM: This Aliner A-frame pop-up camper, dubbed Thyme to Go, is just one of more than 3,500 trailers and campers belonging to members of the group Sisters on the Fly. No two are alike and many embrace a retro, kitsch style. STAYContinued from Page A1 Paul Howellscheduled for execution for killing a state trooper.

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An assistant at Koops Dartmouth College institute, Susan Wills, confirmed his death. Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as surgeon general under President George W. Bush, said Koop was a mentor to him and preached the importance of staying true to science. He set the bar high for all who followed in his footsteps, Carmona said. A former pipe smoker, Koop carried out a crusade to end smoking in the United States; his goal had been to do so by 2000. And he shocked conservative supporters when he endorsed condoms and sex education to stop the spread of AIDS. Ralph Allard, 94FLORAL CITYRalph Lavern Allard of Floral City, Fla., passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at Citrus Memorial hospital in Inverness. Ralph was born to Robert and Myrtle Allard in Waterport, N.Y., July 17, 1918. He helped his father operate a farm near Medina, N.Y., until he was drafted into the U.S. Army on Jan. 10, 1941. Ralph was the first person drafted from Orleans County as our country prepared for World War II. Ralphs leadership qualities were recognized by the Army, and he soon became a sergeant, training recruits and tank drivers. While he was still stationed in the United States, he married Norma Blanche Arnold in Medina, N.Y., Aug. 20, 1943. Ralph left for Europe as a tank commander with the 5th Armored Division Feb. 11, 1944. He saw action in France, Central Europe and finally Germany. By the time the war ended in Europe, Ralph had become a first sergeant. After the war, Ralph and Norma lived in Medina, N.Y. For 10 years, Ralph worked as a mechanic for the H.J. Heinz Company. Then he worked for Medina Parts Co. and later managed Brockport Automotive Supply for more than 20 years. Ralph and his wife raised a son and two daughters. He loved children and was a devoted father. Ralph had a playful sense of humor and told entertaining stories. He was a skilled harmonica player and a good singer. He particularly loved playing trumpet and singing with his family at holiday gatherings. He also enjoyed gardening, and he grew everything from corn to watermelons. Ralph especially enjoyed camping in the Adirondack Mountains and Canada with his family. After he retired, he and his wife traveled throughout the United States and Canada in their motor home. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Medina, N.Y. After he moved to Floral City in 1989, he became a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City, singing with the church choir and serving on various committees. Ralph is predeceased by his brother Francis and his sisters Marion and Betty. Ralph is survived by his three children, five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews and his younger brother Robert. Arrangements for Ralph were made by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. A memorial service celebrating Ralphs life will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Floral City at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5. Memorial donations may be made to that church. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Donald Davidman, 82BEVERLY HILLSDonald R. Davidman, 82, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Allen R. Lankes, 76OCALAAllen R. Lankes, 76, of Ocala, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Helen Houck, 93HOMOSASSAHelen Hopkins Houck, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at the age of 93. She had been a resident of Florida for more than 25 years, including the past 20 years in Homosassa. Mrs. Houck was born in Yorkville, Ill., and graduated from Northwestern University School of Dental Hygiene in Chicago, Ill., in 1941, where she also met her husband of 71 years, Dr. Roland V. Houck, D.D.S., of Homosassa, who survives her. She lived most of her adult life in Easton, Md., before retiring to Florida in 1986. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Houck is survived by her two children, Dr. William R. Houck (and wife Millie), Maryland and Homosassa and Suzanne Houck Collins, Homosassa; three grandchildren, Dr. Kristine Houck Morris and Jeanette Radvansky, both of Maryland and Christopher T. Collins of Fort Collins, Colo.; and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Houck was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother and is survived by one brother, James R. Hopkins of Monticello, Wisc. Mrs. Houck had been a longtime member of the Talbot Country Club in Easton, Md., and Sugarmill Woods Country Club in Homosassa. She was a member of the Memorial Hospital Junior Auxiliary, Easton, Md., and the Talbot Womens Club, Easton, Md., in which she served and volunteered in numerous charitable and civic services for more than 40 years. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Crystal River. A memorial service celebrating her life will be at Sunflower Springs Assisted Living Facility, 8733 Yulee Dr., Homosassa, FL 34446 at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helens name can be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, P.O. Box 783, Easton, MD 21601 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com. Clarence Billy Homolka, 65LECANTOClarence W. Billy Homolka, 65, of Lecanto, Fla., passed away Feb. 23, 2013. He was born Feb. 10, 1948, in Chicago, Ill. He was a warehouse manager for most of his life and moved to the area in 1991 from Chicago. Billy served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his devoted companion Frederick Supergan; sister Joanne Gonzalez; nephew Little Big Billy; and niece Karen. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Julie Forgione, 92INVERNESSJulie Forgione, 92, Inverness, died Feb. 24, 2013, in Citrus Memorial hospital. Mrs. Forgione was born in College Point, N.Y., on July 21, 1920, to the late George and Elizabeth (Hamm) Wild and came to this area in 1977 from there with her late husband Nicholas, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2000. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Highlands Civic Association, Highlands Surveillance Unit and the Honey Bees. Left to mourn her loss are three daughters, Joyce Forgione and Therese (Ed) Kendrick, both of Inverness and Elizabeth (Ron) Kohn, Woodbury, N.Y.; her brother Charles Wild of Queens, N.Y.; her sisters Madeline Costa of Inverness and Catherine Cestaro of Mineola, N.Y.; two grandsons, Michael LaRosa and Justin (Erica) Kohn; one great-granddaughter, Madeline LaRosa; and several nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Reposing hours from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with wake vigil service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the American Lung Association, 8950 Dr. Martin Luther King St. No., Suite 205, St Petersburg, FL 33702. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Rose Woster, 77INVERNESSRose A. Woster, 77, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2832 Rosebud Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238. Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home serving the family, www. dwifuneralhome.com.Barbara Varvel, 77BEVERLY HILLSBarbara J. Varvel, 77, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Feb. 22, 2013, under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. A celebration of life will be at the HCE Extension Center in Lecanto from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013. Geralda Fernandez, 84CLERMONTGeralda Fernandez, 84, of Clermont, Fla., died Feb. 24, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, with services taking place at a later date in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Frank Bonanno, 81BROOKSVILLEFrank Bonanno, 81, of Brooksville, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, with services taking place at a later date in Merrick, N.Y. Ralph Parks, 92INVERNESSRalph Parks, 92, of Inverness, Fla., died Feb. 24, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Deborah Debby Zoffoli, 63BEVERLY HILLSDeborah Debby Zoffoli, 63, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. A celebration of her life will be 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at Fero Funeral Home and a memorial Mass on Thursday morning 10 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1401 W. Country Club Blvd., Citrus Springs. Fero Funeral Home.Laura Ellis, 61DUNNELLONLaura Paulette Ellis, 61, Dunnellon, died Feb. 24, 2013, under Hospice of Citrus County care. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Mary Adrejko, 96LECANTOMary Andrejko, 96, of Lecanto, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. Thomas Donahue Jr., 82INVERNESSThomas C. Donahue Jr., 82, Inverness, died Feb. 23, 2013, at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. Mr. Donahue was born in Boston, Mass., Oct. 22, 1930, to the late Thomas and Marion (Blake) Donahue Sr. and moved to this area in 1994 from Abington, Mass. He was a 24year veteran of the United States Air Force, having served our country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam as a weapons officer. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Duggan of Wollaston, Mass., and Barbara Hart of Braintree, Mass.; his sister-in-law Dianne Donahue of Salem, Mass.; 15nieces and nephews, all of Massachusetts; and 37 grandnieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military burial following in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Ernestine Forward, 93MAITLANDErnestine L. Forward, 93, of Maitland, Fla., passed away Feb. 20, 2013. Dearest wife of the late Col. William Allen Forward of the USMC; loving mother of Patricia (Bill) Hancock Schneider, Mae Allene (Al) Richlie, and the late Barbara Ann Forward; proud grandmother of Christy L. Hancock; great-grandmother of Hunter Allen Colangelo. Family will be present to receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 601 N. Park Ave., Apopka, where funeral services will be held immediately following. Mrs. Forward will be laid to rest in Greenwood Apopka Cemetery. Please sign register book at www.baldwinfairchild. com.A6TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Office Locations: Crystal River & Inverness 352-795-5700 802924-01 000DXBT Over 2000 people have participated in Gardner Audiology Research Studies Gardner Audiology 2012 Starkey, Americas larg est manufacturer of hearing instruments is partnering with Gardner Audiology for a field study of con sumer satisfaction with newly patented hearing aid technology. 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Associated PressMIAMI Evidence is overwhelming from hundreds of recorded conversations and financial records that an elderly Muslim cleric enthusiastically supported the violent Pakistani Taliban terror organization, a prosecutor said in a closing argument Monday. Quoting several passages from FBI intercepts of Hafiz Khans conversations, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sivashree Sundaram said Khan repeatedly praised Taliban suicide bombers and grenade attacks that killed both Americans and Pakistanis. She pointed to other recordings in which Khan said he wished a 2010 attempt by a Talibanlinked operative to detonate a bomb in New Yorks Times Square had succeeded. Khan, the 77-year-old imam at a Miami mosque, is charged with conspiracy and terrorism material support for allegedly sending about $50,000 between 2008 and 2010 to the help the Taliban cause in his native Pakistan. If convicted, Khan faces up to 15 years in prison on each of the four charges. He has been jailed since his May 2011 arrest. Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen who came from Pakistan in 1994, testified over four days in his own defense, insisting he opposed Islamic extremists and lied about supporting them in hopes of getting $1 million from a man he believed was another Taliban backer. Khans attorney will deliver a closing argument later, with jurors likely to begin deliberations Tuesday. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 A7 1 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills (Across From Fire Station) 746-0330 Beverly Hills DENTAL CENTER Dentures, Partials & Bridges Invisalign (Removable Braces) Children Welcome Veneers, Bonding, & Extractions One Visit Root Canals Gum Surgery Implants One Hour Whitening Open Fridays Raphael C. Lewis, D.D.S. 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Main St., Inverness, FL 34452 www.riseconstructions StateBRIEFS Oil spill trial begins Justice Department launches opening salvo in high-stakes case Associated PressNEW ORLEANS BP bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico because it cut corners and put profits ahead of safety, a U.S. Justice Department attorney charged Monday at the opening of a high-stakes trial that could result in the oil company and its partners being forced to pay billions more in damages. The London-based oil giant acknowledged it made errors in judgment before the deadly blowout, but it also cast blame on the owner of the drilling rig and the contractor involved in cementing the well. It denied it was grossly negligent, as the government contended. The civil case went to trial after attempts to reach an 11th-hour settlement failed. Eleven workers were killed when the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by the BP exploded on April 20, 2010. An estimated 172 millions of gallons of crude spilled into the Gulf over the three months that followed. Justice Department attorney Mike Underhill said the catastrophe resulted from BPs culture of corporate recklessness. The evidence will show that BP put profits before people, profits before safety and profits before the environment, Underhill said in opening statements. He added: Despite BPs attempts to shift the blame to other parties, by far the primary fault for this disaster belongs to BP. BP attorney Mike Brock acknowledged that the oil company made mistakes. But he accused rig owner Transocean Ltd. of failing to properly maintain the rigs blowout preventer, which had a dead battery, and he claimed cement contractor Halliburton used a bad slurry that failed to prevent oil and gas from traveling up the well. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is hearing the case without a jury and barring a settlement will decide months from now how much more BP and the other companies must pay. During opening statements, attorney Jim Roy, who represents individuals and businesses hurt by the spill, said BP executives applied huge financial pressure to cut costs and rush the job. The project was more than $50 million over budget and behind schedule at the time of the blowout, Roy said. BP repeatedly chose speed over safety, Roy said, quoting from a report by an expert who may testify. BPs partners pointed the finger at the oil company and at each other. Brad Brian, a lawyer for Transocean, said the company had an experienced crew on the rig.He said the Transocean workers worst mistake may have been placing too much trust in the BP supervisors on the rig. And they paid for that trust with their lives, Brian said. A lawyer for Halliburton tried to pin the blame on BP and Transocean. If BP had shut in the well, we would not be here today, Halliburtons Donald Godwin said. Hundreds of attorneys have worked on the case, generating roughly 90 million pages of documents, logging nearly 9,000 docket entries and taking more than 300 depositions. Associated PressABOVE: BP senior vice president Kent Wells rubs his eyes Aug. 26, 2010, while testifying during the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearings by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Interior Departments Bureau of Ocean Management, Regulation and Enforcement in Houston. BELOW: A Capitol Hill police officer arrests Diane Wilson on June 17, 2010, in Washington as BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before the Energy and Environment subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and oil spill. Eleven workers died when the rig exploded. Associated Press NEWPORT, Maine Most Maine residents are already tired of winter, but for one little Florida girl, the states latest snow storm was a blessing. Six-year-old Sophia Galvan is in remission from a form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. When she had the opportunity to have a wish granted by the Make-AWish Foundation, she asked to build a snowman. Her father, Victor Galvan, told WABI-TV she had only seen snow on television. The Orlando-area family flew to Maine last weekend and was welcomed by a storm. Her dad says Sophia was so eager she wanted to play in the snow as soon as they arrived at their hotel. Sophia got to build her snowman, and also went on a sleigh ride, sledding and got a hot chocolate party. Six-year-old gets her wish Fla. imams fate to be decided Jurors are likely to begin deliberations Tuesday. Mans body found amid boat wreckageJACKSONVILLE A mans body was found floating in the Atlantic Ocean off the Jacksonville coast, near wreckage from a boat. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spotted the wreckage Sunday night about 22 miles east of the mouth of the St. Johns River.Three named to Womens Hall of FameTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott has named three women to the Florida Womens Hall of Fame. Clara C. Frye transformed her Tampa home into a temporary hospital in 1908 and established the Clara Frye Negro Hospital there in 1923. Lillie Pierce Voss in 1876 was the first non-native child born between Jupiter and Miami. She joined with her brother to compile a manuscript titled Pioneer Life in Southeast Florida. Ninety-two-year-old Aleene Kidd Mackenzie of Ocala founded the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.State economists talk Medicaid costsFORT LAUDERDALE Legislative economists are meeting to discuss Medicaid costs. The meeting comes after Gov. Rick Scott said he wants to extend coverage to roughly 900,000 additional residents under the Affordable Care Act. The Office of Economic and Demographic Research will release regular Medicaid figures at a meeting in Tallahassee on Monday. Medicaid expansion estimates will be released next week. Those projections have varied widely, but the latest figures estimate it could cost the state $3 billion over the next decade. State economists estimate about 80 percent of those eligible would apply. Scott recommended the state expand the program for three years or as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the bill. But the Legislature must still sign off. A House committee meets Thursday to discuss the issue.From wire reports Florida girl with cancer gets to make snowman

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PATFAHERTY Staff writerThe Florida Public Service Commission is having an information meeting today on the fuel and power replacement costs associated with the extended shutdown of the Crystal River area nuclear plant. The PSC docket was created in 2010 at the behest of Florida Progress Energy. It was to review the utilitys actions resulting in the shutdown of CR3 and the need to purchase replacement power. It moved through the PSC process under the assumption CR3 would be repaired. In August 2011, the complex case was split into three phases. Phase one addressed events leading up to the 2009 discovery of cracks in the CR3 containment building, phase two relates to the decision to repair the plant and phase three reviews issues leading up to the problems found at CR3 in March 2011. Phase one was settled. With Duke Energys announcement to retire CR3, the process has started to review and resolve phases two and three. Todays meeting is expected to discuss the hearing schedule and the scope of the case. It became controversial in late 2010, when the Florida Industrial Power Users Group asserted PSC had voted to allow Progress Energy to collect its total power replacement costs related to CR3 from ratepayers in 2011. According to PSC documents, the Users Group claimed consumers were charged more than $160 million for power replacement costs before the PSC determined the costs were reasonable. Power replacement costs remain on Progress Energy bills for 2013. Like the nuclear cost recovery charge, it falls in the category of energy charge. The charge up slightly over last year is about $12.65 a month, based on a 1,000kilowatt-hour, monthly residential bill, For January 2013, the utility spent approximately $25 million to purchase power, though not all was CR3 replacement power, according to Progress Energy spokesperson Sterling Ivy. 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According to recovery.gov, a government agency charged with among other things reporting waste and fraud in government, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has opened multiple investigations across the country into theft of beneficiary payments involving direct deposit bank accounts. The Recovery Board, it noted, recently provided data analysis to SSA Inspector General (IG) investigators, who as of Dec. 17, 2012, have received more than 28,000 reports of questionable changes to beneficiaries direct deposit accounts. These reports have involved either an unauthorized change to direct deposit information, or a suspected attempt to make such a change, SSA Inspector General Patrick P OCarroll Jr. said to Congress in December. According to OCarroll, in November 2012, his office was receiving about 59 reports a day. According to Recovery.gov, the scam works like this: Criminals obtain personal identity information of mostly older SSA beneficiaries, usually through some type of deception, such as governmentemployee impersonation, telemarketing ruses or bogus announcements of sweepstakes winnings. The scammers then use the beneficiarys personal information to change their direct deposit record, either by contacting SSA directly or more frequently through financial institutions, including pre-paid debit card entities. OCarroll during his testimony shared the story of an 86-year-old man who received a letter saying he had won $3.5 million and that he should call the included phone number to provide necessary information for receiving the money. Soon after calling, the man did not receive his scheduled Social Security payment, so he contacted SSA, only to learn that his benefits were diverted to a different account. Dave Bruns, a spokesman at the Florida office of the American Association of Retired Persons, said this state is a hot spot for financial fraud of all kinds. What makes older people more vulnerable is whatever scam they are presented with, especially they being threatened, it becomes plausible, Bruns said. He said the imminent switch to direct deposits for Social Security payments is of particular concern to his organization and he would urge seniors to be vigilant with their information. It really pays for you to pay attention, but for some that is not possible, Mrs. Tallman said.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicleonline. com. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately. If you applied for a credit card and didnt receive it when expected, call the financial institution. Sign new credit cards immediately before someone else does. Memorize your Social Security number and passwords. Dont use your date of birth as your password and dont record passwords on papers you carry with you. Never leave transaction receipts at ATM machines, on counters at financial institutions, or at gasoline pumps. Dont carry your Social Security card or birth certificate leave them in a secure location.Dont disclose credit card or other financial account numbers on a website unless the site offers a secure transaction. Before you input personal or financial information on a web page, first make sure the site offers a secure that is, encrypted data transaction. There are two ways you can check whether a Web page provides a secure data transaction: (A) An icon of a lock will appear in the bottom strip of the web browser page. (B) The URL for the web page will change from http to https for the page at which you input the personal data. Closely monitor the expiration dates on your credit cards and contact the issuer if you dont receive a replacement prior to the expiration date. Beware of mail or telephone solicitations that offer prizes or awards especially if the party making the offer asks you for personal information or financial account numbers. Match your credit card receipts against your monthly bills and check your monthly financial statements for accuracy. Watch for your monthly financial statements and bills. If you dont get them when expected, contact the sender.TIPS TO AVOID ID THEFT SCAMContinued from Page A1Source: U.S. Postal Service Associated PressSTOCKHOLM Swedish furniture giant Ikea became entangled in Europes widening meat scandal Monday, forced to withdraw meatballs from stores across Europe amid suspicions that they contained horse meat. Stores in the U.S. and Canada were not affected, Ikea said. The company reacted after authorities in the Czech Republic said they had detected horse DNA in tests of 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) packs of frozen meatballs that were labeled as beef and pork. The Czech State Veterinary Administration said it tested two batches of Ikea meatballs and only one of them contained horse meat. It did not say how much. Meatballs from the same batch had been sent from a Swedish supplier to 12 other European countries Slovakia, Hungary, France, Britain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland and would be pulled off the shelves in all of them, Ikea said. The company later expanded the withdrawals to stores in 21 European countries. Associated PressMeatballs are advertised Monday in the parking at an Ikea store in Malmo, Sweden.

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B&N chair wants to buy retail businessNEW YORK The last remaining national bookstore chain is being taken off the shelf and dusted off for sale. Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday that he wants to buy the companys stores and website, but not the business that makes the Nook e-reader or the companys college bookstores. No price was disclosed. Its the latest attempt by a company founder to take back control of all or part of a company he started. Best Buys co-founder Richard Schulze is mulling a bid for the electronics retailer, and Michael Dell earlier this month announced a $24.4 billion deal to take the namesake computer company he founded private.Royalty Pharma offers to buy ElanNEW YORK Royalty Pharma said Monday that it wants to buy Elan Corp. PLC for about $6.5 billion, but has yet to receive a formal response from the Irish drugmaker. The $11-per-share offer, which was made earlier this month and applies to both Elans regular and American depositary shares, represents a 4 percent premium over its closing ADS price on Friday. Royalty Pharma, a private company based in New York, acquires royalty interests in marketed and late-stage biopharmaceutical products. It does not discover, develop or market drugs.Macys CEO testifies in trialNEW YORK Macys CEO Terry Lundgren testified on Monday that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to inform him on Dec. 6, 2011 that her company had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open Martha Stewart shops in most of the chains stores. He hasnt spoken to her since, even though the two used to be good friends. The testimony comes as Macys Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. duke it out over the partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The trial, which began Wednesday, focuses on whether Macys has the exclusive right to sell Martha Stewart-branded cookware, bedding and other products. Other key witnesses expected to take the stand this week include Penneys CEO Ron Johnson and Martha Stewart.KFC launches China campaignBEIJING KFC launched a campaign Monday to rebuild its battered brand in China, promising tighter quality control after a scandal over misuse of drugs by its poultry suppliers. The company, a unit of Yum Brands Inc., promised to test meat for banned drugs, strengthen oversight of farmers and encourage them to improve their technology. It said more than 1,000 small producers used by its 25 poultry suppliers have been eliminated from its network. KFC, which is Chinas biggest fast-food chain with more than 4,000 outlets, was hit hard when state television reported in December that some suppliers violated rules on the use of drugs to fatten chickens. The company estimates January sales plunged 37 percent.Feds to probe Ford cars and SUVsDETROIT The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will investigate problems with stalling or surging engines in nearly 725,000 Ford cars and SUVs. The probe affects Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs and Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 through 2011 model years. The vehicles can unexpectedly go into limp home mode at reduced power, the agency said in documents posted Monday on its website. NHTSA and Ford have received almost 1,500 complaints about the problem. There were three crashes and one injury.HP finally parts with webOSSAN FRANCISCO Hewlett-Packard is selling its webOS software to South Korean electronics company LG Electronics, securing a new home for a technological orphan. The deal announced Monday rids HP of the centerpiece of its ill-fated, $1.8 billion purchase of Palm Inc. three years ago. HP used webOS as its springboard into the smartphone and tablet computer market in 2011, but quickly scrapped the mobile devices running on the software amid disappointing sales. With that retreat, HewlettPackard Co. stopped developing webOS for its own products and gave away the underlying technology as open-source software for programmers and developers elsewhere to modify for their own needs.Lowes 4Q income tops expectationsNEW YORK Home improvement retailer Lowes Cos. credited cleanup efforts after superstorm Sandy and its new pricing strategy for fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street expectations. The results are a sign that people are beginning to feel better about spending money on their homes as the housing market slowly recovers. Analysts will be watching Lowes larger rival Home Depots earnings report on Tuesday to see if its results show a similar story. Lowes CEO Robert Niblock said the company is seeing a pickup in spending even in areas of the country hit hardest by the housing slump like Florida, Arizona and California. Associated PressNEW YORK Stocks are having a bad flashback to last spring, when fears about the European debt crisis sent the market spiraling lower. On Monday, election results in Italy showed a race too close to call, leaving investors fearful that the country will struggle to form a government that can move forward with reforms to revive the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its worst drop in more than three months. The Standard & Poors 500, which had its first weekly decline of the year last week, piled on more losses Monday. The Dow fell 216.40 points, or 1.6 percent, to 13,784.17, its biggest drop since Nov. 7. The S&P 500 fell 27.75 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,487.85, falling below 1,500 for the first time in three weeks. The Nasdaq composite dropped 45.57 points, or 1.4 percent, to 3,116.25. Investors worry about the outcome of Italys election because it could set off another crisis of confidence in the regions shared currency, the euro. The Dow started the day gaining as much as 81 points on early optimism that Italian elections would produce a government willing to stay the course with reforms. The index drifted lower and then slumped, giving up about 150 points in the last hour of trading. This is what markets feared, says Jim Russell, a senior equity strategist at US Bank Wealth Management. Stability in Europe is paramount to the markets. Italy has the eighth largest economy in the world and the market for Italian government bonds ranks as the third largest, behind Japan and the U.S. Last spring, investors fretted over the outcome of Greek elections that had the potential to pull the euro currency bloc apart. By the start of June, U.S. stocks had given up the years gains after a strong start. Mondays drop in stocks may unnerve individual investors at a crucial moment. For several years now, individual investors have been selling more stocks that theyve been buying. In the first six weeks of this year, they reversed course. They put $21 billion more into U.S. stock mutual funds than they took out, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade group.BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Money&MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,350 1,400 1,450 1,500 1,550 AF SONDJ 1,480 1,520 1,560 S&P 500Close: 1,487.85 Change: -27.75 (-1.8%) 10 DAYS 12,400 12,800 13,200 13,600 14,000 14,400 AF SONDJ 13,760 13,940 14,120 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 13,784.17 Change: -216.40 (-1.5%) 10 DAYSAdvanced677 Declined2414 New Highs157 New Lows26 Vol. (in mil.)3,887 Pvs. Volume3,340 1,844 1,541 462 2037 120 36 NYSE NASD DOW 14081.5813784.0113784.17-216.40-1.55%+5.19% DOW Trans.5984.085815.575815.57-128.32-2.16%+9.59% DOW Util.482.34472.34472.34-5.57-1.17%+4.25% NYSE Comp.8947.758719.068719.40-175.23-1.97%+3.27% NASDAQ3186.253116.253116.25-45.57-1.44%+3.20% S&P5001525.841487.851487.85-27.75-1.83%+4.32% S&P4001108.411081.681081.68-22.02-2.00%+6.00% Wilshire 500016096.2715709.7215709.72-287.61-1.80%+4.77% Russell 2000919.36895.84895.84-20.32-2.22%+5.47% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative issue 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 tire company said that its fourth-quarter net income fell by more than half, but its results met Wall Street expectations. Private company Royalty Pharma said it wants to buy the Irish drug maker for about $6.5 billion, but hasnt received a response. The department store operator said that its fourth-quarter earnings rose 14 percent, slightly below Wall Streets expectations. The rental car company posted a loss in the fourth quarter, but its outlook for 2013 topped expectations of Wall Street analysts. Leonard Riggio, the booksellers founder and chairman, told the company that he is going to try to buy its retail business. The S&P 500 fell Monday to its steepest drop since November on worries that progress could stall on Europes debt problems. Elections in Italy could result in political gridlock, and investors worry that could hinder economic reforms. 12 14 16 $18 F DJ Barnes & NobleBKS Close: $15.06 1.55 or 11.5% $10.45 $26.00 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 6.5m (4.1x avg.) $902.12 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 14 16 18 $20 F DJ HertzHTZ Close: $19.04 0.31 or 1.7% $10.22 $20.37 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 18.1m (2.6x avg.) $8.02 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 25.7 ... 75 80 85 $90 F DJ DillardsDDS Close: $76.92 -8.00 or -9.4% $56.69 $89.98 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 2.7m (5.2x avg.) $3.33 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 12.3 0.3% 9 10 11 $12 F DJ ElanELN Close: $11.14 0.54 or 5.1% $9.37$15.27 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 22.4m (4.1x avg.) $6.63 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 24 25 26 $27 F DJ Cooper TireCTB Close: $26.03 0.64 or 2.5% $13.82 $27.18 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 2.0m (3.3x avg.) $1.64 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 4.6 1.6% The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.86 percent Monday. 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Interestrates TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 A9 000E6cl Crystal River 305 S.E. US 19 352-795-7223 Italian political turmoil socks blow to markets Associated PressTrader Edward Tarangelo, right, works Monday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. BusinessBRIEFS From wire reports

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OPINION Page A10TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 Thanks for help with fundraiserOur American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155, Crystal River, held its annual fundraiser, Chili Cook-off, Cornbread Bakeoff, Chinese Auction on Saturday, Jan. 26. We are a nonprofit organization and the funds acquired from the competition and auction benefit our Citrus County veterans and their families. We wish to acknowledge the businesses and individuals who helped us with contributions for our auction. It is our hope that because they donated to our cause, our members and the community will be encouraged to frequent these businesses and pay it forward. Thank you to All About Nails and Hair, Brooklyn Dockside Deli, Charlies Fish House Restaurant, Cedar Key Fish & Crab, Copp Winery and Brewery, Dennys Restaurant, The Loft Bar and Grill, Manatee Lanes Bowling, Pizza Hut, Taste of Philly Sub Shop, past Post 155 Commander Jay Conti, Sr., and member Richard Pawelko. I must give a group acknowledgement to the members of Post 155, for donating gently used and/or new items for the auction as well. Without the fine and generous donations from them, our endeavor would not have succeeded. Barbara Logan vice president/chairmanSorority support welcomedPlease accept my thanks for supporting our sororitys annual fundraiser by buying tickets for the Pamper Me basket. This years winner was Sandra Armstrong. Because of this fundraiser, our sorority will be able to continue to support many charities within our community. We continue to make a presentation to every new Habitat homeowner in Citrus County, to support Blessings in a Backpack, to adopt a disadvantage child and a senior citizen for Christmas, and to contribute to a scholarship that will benefit a local graduating senior. Because of the support of people who bought tickets and local businesses that made contributions, we will continue to give back to our community as needs arise and assistance is needed. Special thanks are given to the following businesses for their very generous contributions which helped to make the basket raffle so appealing: Jennifer Gambino, owner, Jenuine Design; Danielle Kelly, Jenuine Design; Mellodie Farfaglia, Mellodies Body Image Gym; Katie Spires, Citrus Massage Therapy; Aspire Salon and Day Spa, Citrus Springs; Cubbys Art Studio; Alice Green, Zumba lessons at Mellodies.Sandy Sullivan, president Xi Nu Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Received note/email this afternoon from Mr. Ryan Beaty, CEO of CMHS, addressed to All. Not knowing to whom this communication was sent, I feel compelled to respond to such as though his message was sent to the Citizens of Citrus County by way of the Citrus County Chronicleand to the CMHS employees. It is for this reason the Citrus County Chronicleis receiving this response to Mr. Beatys email dated Feb. 22. I cannot emphasize enough that the CCHB has, in the past and continues today and tomorrow, the desire to end this tug of war. (Mr. Beatys description of the status.) However, the tug of war, ending does not lie with the Citrus County Hospital Board (CCHB) but with the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation (CMHF). Since Fall 2009, the CCHB has offered, verbally and in written documents, to resolve the governance issues and settle the lawsuits more than a dozen times. There has been more than one joint workshop type discussion and public noticed meeting, including but not limited to, mediation with a professional legal mediator in early 2010 where statements of agreement were stated and proposed. All have sounded in the affirmative, until a day or two after each gathering, when the CCHB in most cases was notified that the CMHF could not and would not accept the decisions made during the collective discussions. The most recent of these meetings, occurred in January 2013, when it was agreed upon that both boards, after hearing each board member (from both boards) express their sentiments on the issues, would return to their respective boards for acceptance of the agreed-upon spoken terms. The CCHB met and by unanimous decision voted to submit the global agreement in respect to governance and transparency as agreed upon at the joint meeting. Such agreement would then produce a dropping of pending lawsuits, except for the one in the DCA, and the CCHB would return to the table. The CCHB was delighted, so it seemed, resolution of the conflict had finally taken place and all looked forward to working together for unity in quality health care for Citrus County. It seemed that from the time of the unified meeting and the CMHF meeting opinions on global settlement changed. They took no public vote, they issued no written memorandum to the CCHB explaining their position. The CCHB is of the opinion that monies from CCHB levied taxation on the citizens of Citrus County should be used for the delivery of direct patient care to those less fortunate who are identified as indigent by meeting pre-established guidelines for such financial classification. There is no dispute there should be some degree of capital expenditure reimbursement since all patients, including indigent, receive the benefit of such expenditures. It is for this reason, every year since FY 2009-10, there have been monies budgeted for capital expenditures. This has generated angst with the Foundation primarily due to the CCHB asking for the receipt of purchase prior to decision on reimbursement and listings of said classified persons for audit purposes ensuring classification meets the criteria for such status. This request is to ensure transparency and accountability of the taxpayers funds. Governance has been and is the other major concerning issue; note a section of the State Law 2011-256 ensures that the CCHB shall be in the majority as for board membership. This concern is currently in the Florida judicial system. This governance guideline is included in Section 16 of Law of Florida 2011-256 which is being contested, and as of today, will continue to be sent to the Florida Supreme Court. This decision was made in Fall 2009 to ensure that transparency and governance of activities at CHMS would be a reality and not just on paper, including the discussion and decisions handled by the courts up to and including the Florida Supreme Court. So to be clear the CCHB has been, and continues to be, willing to sit and talk with the members of the CMHF, but the time is now for real action and not merely conversation at a meeting with no substantive action following the meeting(s). Such is so badly needed and highly hoped for by the CCHB but to say that the CCHB is shameful and wrong-headed is not the way to restore the unity.Debbie Ressler is the chair for the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees. We are used to the actions of human beings, not to their stillness.V.S. Pritchett, 1964 CCHB strives for transparency CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARDGerry Mulligan ....................................publisherMike Arnold ..............................................editorCharlie Brennan ........................managing editorCurt Ebitz ..................................citizen memberMac Harris ................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ..........................guest memberBrad Bautista ....................................copy chief SIGNIFICANT LOSS Serving veterans must be a priority The recently announced resignation of Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Charles Chuck Fettes represents a significant loss to Citrus Countys 22,000 plus veterans, as well as the county at-large. Following his unanticipated announcement, Fettes declined to publicly comment on his abrupt departure. However, there are telltale signs that county officials neither fully appreciate the important role of the veterans service office (VSO) nor have made serving our veterans a priority. The VSO daily workload is arduous. During the past fiscal year, 5,766 interviews were conducted and more than 21,500 phone calls returned to veterans and family members seeking assistance. Additionally, the VSO coordinated the transportation of 1,174 veterans to VA medical facilities in Gainesville and The Villages. With the VA requiring compensation claims to be evidenced-based, the VSOs shepherding of each claim is extremely time intensive. Further, navigating the Veterans Administrations (VA) broken claims system for each claimant necessitates repeated follow up. Despite the VSOs heavy and time consuming workload, county officials have left a vacated case manager position unfilled for years. With the loss of Fettes, an already understaffed VSO will only have one case manager, a secretary and a part-time outreach person who is neither a veteran nor experienced with the VA. The countys funding of the VSO does not fully consider the economic value returned. Last year, the VSO helped veterans recover $13,296,188 in new compensation with $63,000,000 being the total compensation awarded to local veterans. At the VSOs funding level, this is a return of $93 to $1 for the past fiscal year and an astounding $443 to $1 for total awards received. This represents a significant annual infusion of capital into our local economy. As attested to by Fettes salary, county officials give short shrift to the VSO. Although Fettes retired among the top one percent of the Navys enlisted force at the highest enlisted rank and had extensive experience as a veterans advocate at a VA regional office, he was only offered an entry-level salary that was $16,000 less than his predecessor. Moreover, he has not received a pay increase since taking the helm. Notwithstanding the countys significant budget challenges, funding boils down to what county officials decide are their budget priorities. Given the heavy workload, specialized expertise and compensation awards that benefit both our veterans and economy, county officials are urged to make serving our veterans a priority by adequately resourcing the VSO and offering competitive salaries that will attract and retain persons as highly qualified and dedicated as Fettes. By doing otherwise, our substantial veterans community will be further under served with the impact especially felt by those veterans whose financial and physical well-being are greatly dependent upon the disability compensation they merit for serving our country. THE ISSUE:Countys veterans service officer resigns.OUR OPINION:Position needs to be filled post-haste. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters must be no longer than 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 352-563-3280, or email to letters@chronicleonline.com .LETTERSto the Editor Running red lightsI see the people who want to remove the lights off the telephone poles for the red light runners are probably the same good-ol-boys that want to remove the fines for throwing garbage out on the highways in the state of Florida.Coalition formingIn answer to the Repeat offenders in the Sound Off column for Saturdays newspaper (Feb. 16): The reason were having this is because so far Citrus County has not allowed a reentry coalition to be formed. One will be formed this year and a guest speaker will be in town in March. Contact 628-4357 if anyone would like to join it.Hypocritical messageI see in your Sunday paper (Feb. 17) where Citrus Countys offering a free landscaping class so you can learn landscaping, but yet the main goal of it is to conserve water consumption. Well, then why are we still selling water at 2,000 gallons a day, or whatever it is, to that company? Citrus County is a hypocrite. Why are you telling people (to) conserve water when youre selling it? You want to save water? Dont sell it. Very simple. Citrus County is a hypocrite.Fence an eyesoreWhose bright idea to put expensive fencing along the (County Road) 486 widening project? Thought they were trying to keep the rural look in our Nature Coast county. This fencing looks ugly and blocks out all Mother Natures beauty. Also, I would like to say thank you to Code Enforcement for the removal of illegal signs and hope they keep enforcement and pick up on a daily basis. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTSwill be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. SOUND OFFCALL563-0579 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Debbie ResslerGUEST COLUMN

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Thanks for pet adoption helpThank you to the Adopt a Rescued Pet for the support of the dogs at the Citrus County Animal Shelter. In order to help promote adoptions, they are sponsoring a discount of the adoption fees for the month of February. This group has bought beds for the dogs, assisted with medical expenses for the dogs, and helped promote adoption of our dogs. They are a true friend to the homeless shelter dogs of Citrus County. Thank you much.Look for ford in riverI like Gerry Mulligans recent column on the things everyone should try to do in Citrus County. About his comments on the Withlacoochee Bay Trail and the biking that you can do there, there is one problem. The new extension from the trailhead just off U.S. 19 only goes to an overlook above the confluence of the Withlacoochee River and the barge canal. Ditto for the new trail on the Inglis island that begins at the dam that also ends at an overlook of the confluence. So until they get funding and build the bridge, you simply cant bike from U.S. 19 trailhead to Lake Rousseau without getting very wet.Why order cars in first place?What in the world was Brad Thorpe and senior staff thinking to even order brand-new cars in the year of 2013? The county is facing many, many financial crises and they order a new car? The fact that they even placed the order is cause for doubt in their ability to be effective administrators.Equal considerationIn reference to the handicapped person who takes special consideration: I am 100 percent serviceconnected permanently and totally disabled veteran. All I ask for is an opportunity and equal consideration.OPINIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 A11 Board Certified American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Board Certified National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Ward Eye Center 8490 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa (352) 489-3579 (352) 628-0123 MODERN MODERN DIABETIC DIABETIC SPECIALIST SPECIALIST 000DVWP 000E5XD Security & Peace of Mind Sheldon Palmes I nsurance I I 1037 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, FL 34442 352-341-4661 8469 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448 352-628-1030 Best Coverage Best Rates Absolute Best Service Since 1997 HOME AUTO BUSINESS HEALTH MOBILE HOME LIFE ANNUITY www.sheldonpalmsinsurance.com 20 20 10 10 20 20 10 10 Letters to the EDITOR Scott Adams rebuts columnRE: Gerry Mulligans Out the Window column in todays (Feb. 24, 2013) Chronicle. He misses the whole point. What Mr. Gerry Mulligan is saying about his county commissioner friends and county staff is they have no plan, do not know how to get out of this and never had a plan. This is misconduct, and until new elections, we may not be able to change this thinking. Mr. Brad Thorpe suggested I fire him and I agreed all boards would have fired him based on the Nov. 29, 2012, Duke Energy Emergency Action Plans freeze on vehicle purchases. I suggest we are topheavy in administration, and suggest six to nine positions be gone and commissioners say Im picking on people. Its the right call at this time. I see cronyism between commissioners and administrators, which is paralyzing good judgment. As my father told me, You cant fix the problem with the same people who made it; they have too much to lose. In two years, the change will come during the election, or maybe we need a grand jury investigation to see whats really going on. We thousands are not wrong, and refuse to go along, Gerry Mulligan. Give us a little more credit, Gerry.Scott Adams Citrus County commissioner, District 5Start listening to the peopleTo the Editorial Board of the Citrus County Chroniclein response to your editorial of Feb. 19: I have to address the issue of the BOCC of Citrus County and the ongoing and well-described buffoonery that takes place at the meetings. Ms. Bays description is spot on. Where she falls short is in implying it began when Scott Adams was elected. Commission Chairman Meek also tried to imply that the boards problems began when Scott Adams was elected. I concede that in being new to the board Mr. Adams may make a misstep in protocol occasionally, but he has not contributed to the buffoonery that has been taking place over the past couple of years. This BOCC has constantly refused to pay any attention to the citizens of Citrus County when they voice a difference of opinion on an issue. They seem to want to cram down our throats that we need Meadowcrest and we need the Ottawa extension and we need a Port Citrus, etc. Perhaps if the BOCC would get off of Scott Adams back and abandon their personal agendas, things will smooth out and Citrus County can once again become a people-oriented county. In your editorial, you stated Adams ignited anger on the commission. Is that any wonder when he just called their ex-commissioner friend to task? Their response in going to his defense just proved my point: it is still a good-old-boy BOCC. I voted for everyone on the BOCC right now except for Dennis Damato, but I will assure you I will vote against every one of them if they do not get their act together and listen to the people of Citrus County when they oppose a project that the BOCC is pushing and at least give that person the courtesy of discussing it. Port Citrus is a farce, Meadowcrest is a farce and Ottawa is a disaster. What will be next? Who knows? Paying for a feasibility study for Port Citrus and a traffic light at Meadowcrest along with the money spent on Ottawa? It is hard to tell. As far as Citrus County government being in a big financial bind, what would you expect when spending on foolhardy projects is out of control? It is true that firing the county administrator will not solve the financial dilemma of Citrus County, but he does need to be made aware that he is there to serve and respect the people and that he works for all of the county commission. He should expect to be questioned and he should be prepared to answer the questions in a respectful manner even when the question might make him look bad. That would help keep the BOCC from looking like buffoons and return some dignity to the BOCC meetings. I see no light at the end of the tunnel as long as we have the current county commission, but I am praying that most of the people will say enough is enough in the next election and get rid of the pack of good old boys that are running things now. To Scott Adams I would say, dont back down. Hold your ground and stick to your principles. Even if you lose, you will have been on the right side but I dont see you losing. I know that I am not alone in the feeling that we are being betrayed by most of the BOCC.Fred Barnsdale Homosassa Sound OFF

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Tears Associated PressSummit Elementary School principal Tamela Martin wipes away tears Monday after students honored her for being named 2013 Principal of the Year by the Kentucky School Counselors Association, in Ashland, Ky. US stopping use of term negroWASHINGTON After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word negro to describe black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels black or African-American. The change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau distributes its annual American Community Survey to more than 3.5 million U.S. households, Nicholas Jones, chief of the bureaus racial statistics branch, said in an interview.School board members droppedATLANTA Georgias governor has signed an order to suspend six of nine members of an Atlanta-area school board that oversees the states third-largest school system. The DeKalb County School Board was previously put on probation through the end of 2013 and risks losing accreditation. An audit of the school system found evidence of fiscal mismanagement and unethical practices.Crews search for family off coastMONTEREY, Calif. Crews planned to search by sea and air through the night Monday as they ramped up efforts to find a husband, wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls saying their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast and they were fashioning a raft from a cooler and a life ring. The unidentified family had been sailing a small vessel Sunday west of Monterey Bay, where strong winds, cold water and big swells made for perilous conditions. Forecasters had issued a weekend advisory warning boaters of rough seas in the area. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A12TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Spruce-up Associated PressTwo Great White Pelicans clean their plumage Monday in their enclosure in the Frankfurt Zoo, Frankfurt, Germany. Tibetan monks self-immolateBEIJING Two Tibetan monks in their early 20s set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule near dozens of pilgrims who had gathered for prayers to mark the end of the Tibetan New Year festival, a Tibet rights group said. Both died. One of the monks, Tsesung Kyab, self-immolated Monday outside a temple in Luqu county in northwestern Gansu province while the other, Phagmo Dundrup, set himself ablaze Sunday at a monastery in neighboring Qinghai province, said the Washington, D.C.-based, International Campaign for Tibet reported. The latest self-immolations bring the total since 2009 to 106.Police probe sex harassment claimsLONDON British police are investigating allegations that a former senior member of the Liberal Democratic party sexually harassed four women, authorities said Monday, in a case that has shaken up the junior partner in the countrys governing coalition. Scotland Yard said its special investigations team has been approached by party officials following claims that Chris Rennard, a former chief executive of the left-leaning Lib Dems, inappropriately touched and propositioned four women in incidents that dated back to 2003. Rennard, who stepped down in 2009, denies the claims.Germans back ban on far-right partyBERLIN Germanys federal government plans to back legal efforts to ban the countrys biggest far-right party. German news agency dpa reports that Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told lawmakers Monday that the government would follow Germanys 16 states in asking for a ban on the National Democratic Party. The government has accused the NPD of promoting a racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic agenda in violation of the countrys constitution.Mexican president signs reform billMEXICO CITY President Enrique Pena Nieto signed Mexicos most sweeping education reform in seven decades into law Monday, seeking to change a system in which teaching positions could be sold or inherited, and no official census of schools, teachers and students had been carried out. The legislation, which is widely expected to weaken Mexicos powerful teachers union, was approved earlier by congress and the majority of state legislatures. The reform was a plank of a pact signed between Pena Nietos Institutional Revolutionary Party and the two main opposition parties. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated PressWASHINGTON Wholl be the first to feel the sting? Jobless Americans who have been out of work for a long time and local governments that are paying off loans to fix roads and schools are in tough spots when it comes to the automatic federal budget cuts that are scheduled to kick in Friday. About 2 million long-term unemployed people could see checks now averaging $300 a week reduced by about $30. There could also be reductions in federal payments that subsidize clean energy, school construction and state and local public works projects. Low-income Americans seeking heating assistance or housing or other aid might encounter longer waits. Government employees could get furlough notices as early as next week, though cuts in their work hours wont occur until April. The timing of the sequester spending cuts has real consequences for Americans, but it also has a political ramifications. How quickly and fiercely the public feels the cuts could determine whether President Barack Obama and lawmakers seek to replace them with a different deficit reduction plan. Eager to put pressure on Republican lawmakers to accept his blend of targeted cuts and tax increases Obama has been highlighting the impact of the automatic cuts in grim terms. He did it again on Monday, declaring the threat of the cuts is already harming the national economy. Republicans say he is exaggerating and point to rates of spending, even after the cuts, that would be higher than in 2008 when adjusted for inflation. All Obama has to do to avoid the damage, House Speaker John Boehner said at the Capitol, is agree to the GOPs recommended spending cuts with no tax increases. By all accounts, most of the pain of the $85 billion in spending reductions to this years federal budget would be slow in coming. The dire consequences that Obama officials said Americans will encounter from airport delays and weakened borders to reduced parks programs and shuttered meatpacking plants would unfold over time as furloughs kick in and agencies begin to adjust to their spending reductions. These impacts will not all be felt on day one, Obama acknowledged in a meeting with governors at the White House on Monday. But rest assured the uncertainty is already having an effect. The Pentagon will feel the brunt of half the cuts. Pay for active military is off-limits for cuts, so the rest of the defense budget must absorb the hit. The Obama administration says defense contractors have already ramped down work, contributing to a dip in economic activity in the fourth quarter of last year. The Navy has decided not to deploy an aircraft carrier as planned to the Persian Gulf. Budget cuts: Who will feel the pain? Cities, long-term unemployed could be first in line Associated PressLUBBOCK, Texas The nations midsection again dealt with blizzard conditions Monday, closing highways, knocking out power to thousands in Texas and Oklahoma and even bringing hurricane-force winds to the Texas Panhandle. Two people have died. Already under a deep snowpack from last weeks storm, Kansas was preparing for another round of heavy snow Monday evening and overnight, prompting some to wonder what it could do for the drought. Is it a drought-buster? Absolutely not, National Weather Service meteorologist Victor Murphy said. Will it bring short-term improvement? Yes. The storm is being blamed for two deaths on Monday. In northwest Kansas, a 21-year-old mans SUV hit an icy patch on Interstate 70 and overturned. And in the northwest town of Woodward, Okla., heavy snow caused a roof to collapse, killing one inside the home. Earlier on Monday, blizzard warnings extended from the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles into south-central Kansas. The blizzard warnings were dropped Monday evening for the far western portion of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. Meanwhile to the east, lines of thunderstorms crossed Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida, bringing heavy rain and an occasional tornado warning. As many as 10,000 people lost power in Oklahoma, as did thousands more in Texas. I have a gas cooking stove and got the oven going, said Ann Smith, owner of the Standifer House Bed and Breakfast in Elk City, Okla., late Monday afternoon. Her daughter and grandchildren had come over because they lost power. If it gets cold tonight, I guess well have to put pallets in the kitchen, Smith said with a laugh. Colorado and New Mexico were the first to see the system Sunday night, with up to 2 feet falling in the foothills west of Denver. As it moved into the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles Monday, the storm ground travel to a halt, closing miles of interstates and state highways. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Daniel Hawthorne said about a dozen motorists had to be rescued, but no one was injured. The National Weather Service in Lubbock reported at one point that as many as 100 vehicles were at a standstill on Interstate 27. Western whiteout Associated PressAmarillo emergency personnel assist a stranded motorist Monday on the I-40 service road in Amarillo, Texas. A blizzard packing 50-mph wind gusts and more than 11 inches of snow blasted Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle Monday, making travel nearly impossible. Interstate 40 and many major highways in the Panhandle were closed. At least two dead as blizzards bluster across several states Associated PressBEIRUT Syria said Monday it is prepared to hold talks with armed rebels bent on overthrowing President Bashar Assad, the clearest signal yet that the regime is growing increasingly nervous about its long-term prospects to hold onto power as opposition fighters make slow but persistent headway in the civil war. Meanwhile, the umbrella group for Syrian opposition parties said it had reversed a decision to boycott a conference in Rome being held to help drum up financial and political support for the opposition. Walid al-Bunni, a spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition, said the move came after a phone call between the groups leader, Mouaz alKhatib, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Al-Bunni told pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Arabiya the decision was made based on guarantees alKhatib heard from western diplomats that the conference would be different this time. He did not elaborate. The boycott had put the group at odds with its Western backers. The Syrian talks offer, made by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem during a visit to Moscow, came hours before residents of Damascus and state-run TV reported a huge explosion and a series of smaller blasts in the capital, followed by heavy gunfire. State-run news agency SANA said there were multiple casualties from the explosion, which it said was a suicide car bombing. Britain-based activist group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosions targeted a checkpoint, adding there were initial reports of at least five regime forces killed and several wounded. The talks proposal marked the first time that a high-ranking regime official has stated publicly that Damascus would be willing to meet with the armed opposition. But alMoallem did not spell out whether rebels would first have to lay down their weapons before negotiations could begin a crucial sticking point in the past. The regimes proposal is unlikely to lead to talks. The rebels battling the Syrian military have vowed to stop at nothing less than Assads downfall and are unlikely to agree to sit down with a leader they accuse of mass atrocities. But the timing of the proposal suggests the regime is warming to the idea of a settlement as it struggles to hold territory and claw back ground it has lost to the rebels in the nearly two-year-old conflict. Syria says it will talk to rebel groups Announcement signals regime might be growing nervous

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Baseball/ B2 Basketball/B2 Hockey/B2 Scoreboard/B3 NASCAR/ B3 Sports briefs/ B3 Entertainment/ B4 Orioles defeat Yankees in spring training action./B2 SPORTSSection BTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE SPORTS BRIEFSIndiana stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga No. 2Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history. While the West Coast Bulldogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only appearance in the poll. Louisiana Tech, which is 25th this week, was led back then to a ranking as high as No. 7 by a forward named Karl Malone. Gonzaga at that time had a point guard named John Stockton. See Page B3 for Top 25 list.Baylor still No. 1 in AP womens pollBaylor remains No. 1 in The Associated Press womens basketball poll for an eighth straight week after topping UConn last Monday night. Baylor received all 40 firstplace votes for the first time since returning to the top spot. The first seven stayed unchanged with Notre Dame, UConn, Stanford and Duke following Baylor. Cal rallied from a 17-point deficit against Oregon State on Sunday to remain sixth. Penn State, Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky round out the first 10. A week after falling out of the Top 25, Iowa State came back in at No. 23. Oklahoma State fell out for the first time this season. See Page B3 for Top 25 list.No. 8 Florida could get Frazier, Yeguete back soonGAINESVILLE No. 8 Florida will be without two key backups at Tennessee on Tuesday night. But coach Billy Donovan says guard Michael Frazier II (concussion) and forward Will Yeguete (knee) could be back for Saturdays game against Alabama. Frazier sustained a concussion Saturday against Arkansas when he went headfirst into Scottie Wilbekins knee while chasing a loose ball. Yeguete had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Feb. 8 to remove loose bodies. Their absences will leave the Gators short-handed against the Volunteers. Florida, which needs one win to clinch a firstround bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament, has lost six of its last seven games at Tennessee. Frazier averages 6.4 points a game; Yeguete averages 6.0 points and 6.3 rebounds.Daytona 500 preliminary TV ratings much higherDAYTONA BEACH With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500s preliminary television ratings were much higher than last years. Sunday afternoons race earned a 10.0 overnight rating and 22 share on Fox, the network said Monday. Thats up 30 percent from 2012, when rain pushed the event to a Monday night. It was the highest overnight rating since 2006. Jimmie Johnson won the race while Patrick was eighth, the best finish by a woman at the Daytona 500.Eagles release veteran DT JenkinsPHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles in 2011 and started every game the last two seasons. He was due to make $5.5 million this season, but rebuilding Philadelphia cut the 32-year-old Jenkins on Monday.From wire reports Springstead downs Citrus girl netters 5-2 LARRYBUGG CorrespondentSUGARMILL WOODS The Citrus High girls tennis team probably needs to send a get well card to Melanie Dodd. Things just werent quite right when the junior No. 1 singles player was sick Monday with a fever. The Springstead High girls tennis team downed the Canes 5-2 in a match at the Oak Village Tennis Courts. Paige Jordan, normally the No. 2 singles player, combined with Hunter Pospiech to lose a marathon No. 1 doubles match to Springsteads Sarah Guerrero and Bryn Buckner 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. The Eagles, a talented 5-2 team, also won the No. 2 doubles 6-0, 7-6 (7-3). Springsteads Scarlett Somack and Robyn Cortney took that one from Juliann Johnson and Leah Stanley. Citrus is 5-2, but Dodds absence meant they were minus a girl who has never lost a singles match in high school. She normally wins at No. 1 doubles as well. While the doubles matches were being played, Springsteads Rachael Simone beat Patti Dion in singles 6-0, 6-1. The Eagles had a 3-0 lead before most of the singles matches had started. Springstead would also win the No. 3 singles with Somack beating Johnson 6-3, 6-0. Cotney took the No. 4 singles over Stanley 6-0, 6-2. Jordan did win the No. 1 singles, beating Buckner 8-2, as Jordan lobbed her opponent to defeat. Pospiech won the No. 2 singles 8-4 over Guerrero. Jordan would gladly have played No. 2 singles if only Dodds health had held up. It was just a long match and it was hard, Jordan said. They wore us down. Im a 10th-grader. I wasnt really ready for No. 1. I thought I played pretty good. I hope she (Dodd) gets better soon. Her coach agreed with Jordan. We missed Melanie Dodd big tonight, Citrus coach Scott Waters said. All of these girls were playing a notch above. Were young. Were growing. Paige and Hunter really stepped it up with their doubles. There are nights when someone is a little better. They are fighters and they dont give up. We will keep playing to the end. Springstead is a good team. Citrus boys roll to county lifting championshipCARLMCDERMOTT CorrespondentCitrus showed up. Numbers told the story Monday as all three county schools met in the Citrus High School weight room to vie for bragging rights: The Canes were able to have lifters fill all 10 weight classes and walked away with a 66-19-16 win. Citrus coach Rayburn Greene was not surprised at his teams success, given his ability to dress twice as many athletes as his county rivals. Being able to cover all weight classes with quality lifters gives us a definite advantage, he said. Senior Ray Vielleux was the dominant lifter in the 119pound class, winning by more than 100 pounds to capture first place. His teammate, freshman Karlin Ray, took second to give the Canes seven points to start the match. All three teams had lifters in the 129-pound division, and competition was very close. The Canes Douglas Yeatts took first place, with Crystal Rivers Cody DAmato taking second. The Canes had the 139pound division all to themselves, as senior Dalton Tinsley battled Mack Schelstrate. Tinsley came out on top with a combined total of 365 pounds, besting his teammate by five pounds. Junior Kody McDow dominated the 154-pound class, with a combined weight total of 525. McDow attempted a personal-best bench press of 300 pounds, but was unsuccessful. The 169-pound class had five lifters, but again it was all Hurricanes. Juniors Rhys Fenech and James Pouncey each benched 250 pounds, but Pouncey took the clean and jerk by 35 pounds to take first. Pirates lifter Ruben Bowers took third for two points. Senior Allamar White bested his teammate Jaimee Juse by 35 pounds in the bench press to take first with a combined score of 475 pounds in the 183pound division. The Panthers Josh Reimer took first place in the 199pound division by 5 pounds with a combined total of 520. Canes teammates Travis Blotz and Nick Fernandez were tough competition, lifting 515 and 505 respectively. The 219-pound class saw two lifters set personal bests in team competition. The Pirates Destin Dawsy had bests in both events for a combined total of 540 pounds. Still, Citrus Steven Knowles stole the show with a combined weight of 620, with a clean and jerk lift of 325 pounds, to beat all lifters in any class. All three teams scored points in the 238-pound class, but again the Canes had the upper hand. Dalton Pollard sent the bar very high with lifts of 355 and 270 pounds. Teammate Mike Jones took second. The heavyweight division was the most hotly contested of the entire match. All three teams had two lifters, with two potential state qualifiers in the mix. The Panthers Dede Anderson set personal bests in both lifts for a total of 670 pounds, but was not able to take the top spot, which belonged to the Pirates Manuel Henriquez with a combined total of 685 pounds. And Henriquez doesnt think he has reached the level at which he competed last year. I feel I am just getting started this year, and do not feel I have reached my peak, he said. Pirates coach Nathan Varnadore was pleased with his team even, if the point total was low. We are in a rebuilding year and feel like we are playing catch-up with the other programs, he said. From jack-of-all-trades to Braves ace Associated PressKISSIMMEE Kris Medlen is not exactly imposing listed at 5-foot-10, and thats being generous. He munches on peanut butter-and-honey sandwiches before every start. He never stops fidgeting, whether its bouncing around the clubhouse before a game or just chatting up a couple of players after a spring training start. In many ways, its hard to take this guy seriously. Until he takes the mound. Thats when he becomes the Atlanta Braves newest ace. Medlen still seems a bit uncomfortable with the role of No. 1 starter, figuring a more experienced teammate such as Tim Hudson is better suited. But the Braves appear to be setting things up for the right-hander to be their opening-day starter an honor he certainly earned with the way he pitched in 2012. After starting the season in the bullpen, Medlen moved into the rotation and was basically unbeatable. He went 10-1 with a 1.57 ERA, a major reason the Braves earned a wild-card playoff spot. I really dont care about that too much, the title of ace, the 27-year-old said. Ace is being a leader. Its a veteran thing. Its not just something you hand off to somebody. I thought I had a good six months last year. My two months in the rotation were great to me. Im just kind of trying to build off that this year. Whether people think Im an ace or a No. 1 pitcher, whatever. Still, being an ace in Atlanta carries some gravitas. The franchise was known largely for its starting pitching during a run of 14 straight division titles, the place where masterful hurlers such as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz did their best work. Now along comes Medlen, who just a year ago was seen as a handy guy to have around but not exactly the centerpiece of the pitching staff. He was used to filling whatever role the Braves needed, whether it was spot starter or long reliever. But once the Braves committed to sending him out every fifth day, Medlen became perhaps the most dominant pitcher in the game. Associated PressAtlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen throws Saturday during a spring training workout in Kissimmee. STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the ChronicleStrongman Manuel Henriquez of Crystal River nears his personal best with this 395-pound bench press in Mondays competition with Lecanto and Citrus High Schools at Inverness. They are fighters and they dont give up. We will keep playing to the end.Scott WatersCitrus girls tennis coach. Being able to cover all weight classes with quality lifters gives us a definite advantage.Rayburn GreeneCitrus boys weightlifting coach. See TENNIS/ Page B3 See MEDLEN/ Page B3

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B2TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 Citrus County Cruisers 29th Manatee Car & Truck ShowRegistration 8 a.m. noonPre-Registration $15 through 3/1/13 Registration Day of Show $20Crystal Chevrolet/ Chrysler/Jeep/Nissan 1035 S. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19) Homosassa, FL Judged Show: Top 50 Plus Awards Including: BEST OF SHOW, BEST PAINT, BEST ENGINE, AND MORE! Dash Plaque to first 200 registered Free 4x6 photo of each registered vehicle Club participation award $100Cash Raffle Drawing 3 p.m. Awards 3:15 p.m.FOR INFORMATION CALL: Paul (352) 249-7887 Registration form available at our web site www.citruscountycruisers.com ONLY PRE 1988 ANTIQUES CUSTOMS TRUCKS STREET RODSSounds by Big D 50s Music 50/50 Rain or Shine Vendors Chinese Auction Door Prizes Valve Cover Races w/Awards 000DPY2 Associated PressPORT CHARLOTTE Jamey Wrights bid to make the Tampa Bay Rays his 10th major league team began with a scoreless inning. The 38-year-old righthander retired the only three batters he faced during Mondays 6-3 victory over a Boston split squad. He struck out Dustin Pedroia and Shane Victorino, then escaped without allowing a hit when third baseman Ryan Roberts made a diving stop on Jonny Gomes hard grounder and scrambled to his feet to throw to first to end the third inning. Pedroia homered in the first off Rays starter Alex Cobb. Newly-acquired Mike Carp had a RBI double in his debut for the Red Sox. Alfredo Aceves started and worked two innings for Boston, allowing a two-run double to Yunel Escobar. Roberts also had a two-run double for the Rays.Braves 7, Marlins 6KISSIMMEE Justin Upton hit one of the longest home runs ever seen at Atlantas spring training complex, a towering drive that cleared the grass berm beyond left field, as the Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 7-6. Uptons teammates estimated the homer went at least 450 feet. It was his first hit of spring since joining the Braves in a trade with Arizona. The Marlins led 1-0 when Jason Heyward opened the fourth with a drive over the right-field wall. Upton made it back-to-back homers off loser Scott Maine, and brother B.J. Upton chipped in with a double, coming around to score on a stolen base and wild pitch. Atlanta led 7-1 before Miami put together a five-run eighth. Anthony Varvaro worked the ninth for a save.Orioles 5, Yankees 1SARASOTA Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1 over the New York Yankees. Roberts and Markakis were injured and missed the teams first postseason appearance in 15 years. Matusz started and allowed two hits to a Yankees lineup that featured only two regulars center fielder Brett Gardner and catcher Francisco Cervelli. Gardner had three hits for New York.Red Sox (ss) 4, Blue Jays 2DUNEDIN NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey gave up two runs and four hits in his Toronto spring training debut, but he was outpitched by fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright for two innings in the Boston Red Sox split squads 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Wright, a minor leaguer, gave up two hits and struck out three over two scoreless innings. Red Sox manager John Farrell, who moved from Toronto to Boston during the offseason after managing the Blue Jays in 2011 and was roundly booed by fans when his name was announced during the pregame starting lineup introductions.Tigers 10, Phillies 1CLEARWATER Cliff Lee looked sharp in his spring debut for Philadelphia and Miguel Cabrera homered again for the Detroit Tigers in a 10-1 win over the Phillies. Lee pitched two hitless innings and struck out his final two batters. Cabrera, the reigning American League MVP and Triple Crown winner, launched a booming, threerun homer off closer Jonathan Papelbon in a six-run fifth inning. It was Cabreras second home run this spring.Cardinals 10, Astros 2JUPITER Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros. Craig reached base in all three at-bats, adding a walk and an RBI single. Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals likely opening-day starter, allowed four hits while striking out three in 2 2/3 scoreless innings.Twins 5, Pirates 4FORT MYERS Justin Morneau hit a three-run double for Minnesota and newcomer Vance Worley pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Worley was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia for outfielder Ben Revere. The righthander gave up two hits and struck out one.Rockies 9, Rangers 1SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run single off Texas starting candidate Justin Grimm and the Colorado Rockies went on to a 9-1 victory over the Rangers. Martin Perez started for Texas and retired all six batters he faced. The left-hander struck out two. Grimm allowed hits to four of the first six batters he faced after taking over in the third.Royals 16, Diamondbacks 4SURPRISE, Ariz. Billy Butler doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice, leading the Kansas City Royals in a 16-4 romp of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Non-roster invitees Max Ramirez and Adam Moore had back-to-back pinch-hit home runs in the fifth inning off Steve Garrison. Ramirez hit a grand slam and Moore followed with a monstrous drive to left.Mariners 9, Angels 8PEORIA, Ariz. Mike Trout singled in his first at-bat this spring and scored twice for the Los Angeles Angels in a 9-8 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The 20-year-old Trout, the AL Rookie of the Year and runner-up in the MVP voting last season, also walked. Hank Conger homered, doubled, singled and drove in five runs for the Angels. Brendan Ryan homered for the Mariners.Giants 9, White Sox 9SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Madison Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since the second game of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run and the San Francisco Giants played the Chicago White Sox to a 9-9 tie. Joaquin Arias, Brett Pill and Cole Gillespie each drove in two runs as the Giants took a 9-0 lead after three innings. The White Sox got two back in the sixth and tied the game with a 7-run eighth, highlighted by Seth Lomans three-run home run.Reds 5, Brewers (ss) 2GOODYEAR, Ariz. Joey Votto hit a two-run homer, an encouraging sign that hes progressing in his recovery from knee surgery that robbed him of his power last season, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the split-squad Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. Votto connected in the third inning off Robert Wooten. Votto also had an RBI groundout off Tyler Thornburg, a thirdround draft pick in 2010 who is trying to win a spot in the Brewers revamped rotation.Padres 7, Brewers (ss) 1MARYVALE, Ariz. Jedd Gyorko hit his second homer of the spring, a two-run shot that helped the San Diego Padres beat a Milwaukee Brewers split-squad 7-1. Gyorko has eight RBIs in his first four games. Kyle Blanks and Mark Kotsay each had two of San Diegos 10 hits. Catcher Eddy Rodriguez added a three-run homer in the ninth.Indians 14, As 10PHOENIX Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley needed stitches in his left forearm after being spiked during the Indians 14-10 win over the Oakland Athletics. Brantley was spiked by third baseman Josh Donaldson in a play that ended the third inning. Justin Masterson threw two perfect innings for Cleveland in his first start of the spring. Matt Carson and Yan Gomes homered for the Indians. Shane Peterson and 2010 first-round draft pick Michael Choice homered for the Athletics.Dodgers 7, Cubs 6GLENDALE, Ariz. Dontrelle Willis left because of a shoulder injury just seven pitches into his latest comeback try, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the mistakeprone Chicago Cubs 7-6. The 2003 NL Rookie of the Year signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in January. He walked Nick Evans on six pitches to open the eighth inning and then threw one pitch to the next batter before trainers went out to the mound. Dodgers infielder Omar Luna had the go-ahead RBI in the eighth.Nationals 6, Mets 4PORT ST. LUCIE Gio Gonzalez shook off the negativity surrounding him and pitched two hitless innings for the Washington Nationals in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Gonzalez struck out three and walked one. His name recently was linked to a Miami-area clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball for allegedly supplying performance-enhancing drugs to players. Chicagos record streak reaches 19 games Associated PressCHICAGO Marian Hossa scored 1:44 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night to stretch their NHLrecord opening points streak to 19 games. Patrick Sharp set up the winning goal with a quick turn along the boards and a drive to the goal that led to two stops by Nikolai Khabibulin. Hossa picked up the second rebound and was stuffed by Khabibulin again before he poked it in for his ninth goal of the season. Patrick Kane and Viktor Stalberg also scored for Chicago (16-0-3), which has won six straight and nine of 10. Nail Yakupov and Jeff Petry had the goals for Edmonton, which had won three straight against the Blackhawks.Senators 2, Canadiens 1 SOOTTAWA Peter Regin scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Ben Bishop made 44 saves in regulation and overtime, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Jakob Silfverberg also scored in the shootout for Ottawa, while David Desharnais replied for Montreal. After Regin gave the Senators the lead in the shootout, Bishop stopped Tomas Plekanec to secure Ottawas season-high fifth straight win. Regin had a chance to end the game late in overtime but his slapshot from the high slot hit the post behind Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who finished with 23 saves.Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 2PHILADELPHIA Phil Kessel, Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski and Jay McClement scored to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Ben Scrivens made 23 saves for Toronto, which survived a double-minor against leading scorer James van Riemsdyk in the third period. Van Riemsdyk, who was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Flyers and played three seasons with them before being traded, was held scoreless in his return to Philadelphia. Scott Hartnell, playing his second game since fracturing his foot Jan. 22, scored his first goal of the season for the Flyers, who had won three of their last four and are in the middle of a five-game homestand. Jakub Voracek also scored for Philadelphia.Predators 5, Stars 4, OTNASHVILLE, Tenn. Roman Josi scored his second goal 28 seconds into overtime, and the Nashville Predators edged the Dallas Stars 5-4 in a wild game featuring fights and a bloodied face all in the second period. Josis slap shot helped Nashville end a twogame skid, and the defenseman also had two assists. Mike Fisher, Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist each scored goals for Nashville. Rookie Matt Fraser and Reilly Smith scored 25 seconds apart within the first 2 minutes of the second, and Vern Fiddler and Eriksson added a power-play goal apiece as the Stars matched their season high within the first 9:21 of the period. Michael Ryder had three assists. Associated PressMontreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price deflects a shot Monday as Ottawa Senator Chris Neil skates in front of the net during the first period in Ottawa, Ontario. Wright perfect in Rays debut Wizards 90, Raptors 84TORONTO Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 90-84 for their third straight victory. A.J. Price and Martell Webster each added 12 points for the Wizards, who won for just the fifth time in 27 road games this season. John Wall had 10 points and seven assists, as the Wizards won for the 14th time in 23 games. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 18 for the Raptors.Hawks 114, Pistons 103AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 for their fifth win in six games. Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who were ahead 61-51 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter. Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta, which shot 14 of 33 from 3-point range. Kyle Korver scored 15 points, all from beyond the arc. Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 22 points.From wire reports Marquette holds off Syracuse Associated PressMILWAUKEE Davante Gardner scored a career-high 26 points and No. 22 Marquette beat No. 12 Syracuse 74-71 in a game that further tightened things at the top of the Big East. Gardner played only 11 minutes in Marquettes 60-56 loss at Villanova on Saturday, with coach Buzz Williams saying he benched the junior center because he played really bad. Gardner was the exact opposite against the Orange, making all seven of his shots and converting 12 of 13 free throws in 33 minutes to pull Marquette (20-7, 11-4 Big East) into second place, onehalf game behind No. 7 Georgetown. C.J. Fair had 20 points for Syracuse (22-6, 10-5), which has lost three of five and dropped into a tie for fourth with No. 21 Notre Dame. No. 10 Louisville is alone in third, a game behind Georgetown.No. 13 KSU 75, Texas Tech 55MANHATTAN, Kan. Thomas Gipson scored 20 points, Angel Rodriguez added 16 and No. 13 Kansas State beat Texas Tech 75-55, giving the Wildcats 12 conference wins for the first time in 40 years. The 12 league wins are the most ever for a first-year coach at Kansas State (23-5, 12-3 Big 12) and more importantly for Bruce Weber and his team is that win keeps the Wildcats tied with No. 6 Kansas for first place in the Big 12.Women No. 1 Baylor 86, Oklahoma 64NORMAN, Okla. Brittney Griner scored 15 points, tied her season-high with 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead top-ranked Baylor to its 25th straight victory, 86-64 against Oklahoma. Aaryn Ellenberg had 19 points to lead Oklahoma (19-9, 9-7). Associated PressBaltimores Conor Jackson steals second base Monday ahead of the tag by New York Yankees second baseman Jayson Nix during the fourth inning in Sarasota. NBABRIEFS

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CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE As a player, you never want to be just average, just skate along, just be OK, he said. You want to be the best you can be, whether thats the next Hall of Famer or whatever. I just dont want to be the next flop. I dont want to be the next guy who has a couple of good years and hes out. There are still plenty of skeptics who wonder if Medlen can come close to matching the way he pitched during those final two months, when he made a dozen starts, went 9-0 with a 0.97 ERA, and threw a couple of complete games, including a shutout. Sure, there are people who still question me, Medlen said with a shrug. Thats no skin off my back. Im just going to keep doing the same things Ive been doing. Im going to keep playing the same way Ive been playing, just being aggressive and confident in my abilities and my ability to get guys out. The Braves have no doubts about Medlens ability to lead the pitching staff. He doesnt have that big power arm and hes not 6-foot-4, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. But thats OK. Well take him. Theres a lot of guys in the Hall of Fame smaller than him who could pitch. Well take him. Medlen has been compared to Maddux, another less-than-imposing physical specimen who had no equal when it came to putting the ball exactly where he wanted. Medlen might be the most irreverent guy in the Braves clubhouse, from his unique pregame eating habits to his perpetual motion. The guy just cant stand still. After his first start of the spring on Monday, he went out to the outfield to get in some running. Later, down in the right-field corner, he was joined by teammate Craig Kimbrel and Florida pitcher Wade LeBlanc. While the other two stood calmly, carrying on a conversation, Medlen was going through his pitching motion, twirling his arms, and constantly jerking his head around to see what was happening at home plate. I dont know what it is, Medlen said. I can sit on the couch at home and relax. But when Im here, I feel better off moving around, doing stuff, having something to do rather than just sitting here doing nothing. The Springstead coach felt his girls had to earn the win. We knew they were good, said Springstead High coach Rich Scholl, who is also a tennis pro at Sugarmill Woods Country Club. We knew they were missing their No. 1. All year, we have been relying more on our 3, 4, 5 singles and our doubles teams. Its nice to see everybody fight today. The second doubles is undefeated. I am happy with the way they played. Citrus is scheduled to play Crystal River High today at the Pirates courts. TENNISContinued from Page B1 MEDLENContinued from Page B1 On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN) Indiana at Minnesota 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Memphis at Xavier 9 p.m. (ESPN) Florida at Tennessee NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 p.m. (SUN) Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Boston Bruins at New York Islanders 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 6:30 p.m. Dunnellon at Lecanto 7 p.m. Crystal River at Springstead SOFTBALL 5:30 p.m. Santa Fe Catholic at Seven Rivers 6 p.m. Springstead at Lecanto 7 p.m. Hernando at Crystal River BOYS TENNIS 4 p.m. Forest at Citrus TRACK AND FIELD 5 p.m. Lecanto at West Port Mens AP Top 25The top 25 teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. Indiana (64)24-31,6241 2. Gonzaga (1)27-21,5303 3. Duke24-31,4616 4. Michigan23-41,4117 5. Miami22-41,3172 6. Kansas23-41,2729 7. Georgetown21-41,23611 8. Florida22-41,1645 9. Michigan St.22-61,1054 10. Louisville22-51,04710 11. Arizona23-499812 12. Syracuse22-59158 13. Kansas St.22-587513 14. New Mexico23-476416 15. Oklahoma St.20-669214 16. Ohio St.20-767518 17. Wisconsin19-855819 18. Saint Louis21-5495 19. Memphis24-345321 20. Butler22-635115 21. Notre Dame22-632825 22. Marquette19-731717 23. Pittsburgh21-715820 24. Oregon22-66123 25. Louisiana Tech24-354 Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 49, VCU 45, Akron 43, Wichita St. 35, Saint Marys (Cal) 24, Illinois 19, UConn 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Belmont 16, Missouri 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.Womens AP Top 25The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press womens college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: RecordPtsPrv 1. Baylor (40)26-11,0001 2. Notre Dame25-19572 3. UConn25-29093 4. Stanford26-28754 5. Duke26-18505 6. California25-28046 7. Penn St.23-37557 8. Tennessee22-567611 9. Maryland22-56658 10. Kentucky23-46348 11. Georgia23-460713 12. Dayton24-149214 13. Texas A&M21-748610 14. South Carolina22-545515 15. North Carolina25-444316 16. Louisville22-642612 17. UCLA21-641717 18. Delaware24-331918 19. Colorado22-528820 20. Nebraska21-621524 21. Green Bay22-213925 22. Syracuse22-413121 23. Iowa St.19-6122 24. Florida St.20-79019 25. Purdue20-77422 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 58, Toledo 34, South Florida 21, Vanderbilt 13, LSU 10, SMU 7, Gonzaga 6, San Diego St. 6, Texas Tech 6, West Virginia 4, Chattanooga 3, Michigan St. 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1.NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York3320.623 Brooklyn3324.5792 Boston2927.5185 Philadelphia2232.40711 Toronto2334.40412 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4014.741 Atlanta3223.5828 Washington1837.32722 Orlando1541.26826 Charlotte1343.23228 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana3521.625 Chicago3224.5713 Milwaukee2628.4818 Detroit2237.37314 Cleveland1838.32117 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4513.776 Memphis3718.6736 Houston3127.53414 Dallas2530.45518 New Orleans2037.35124 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4115.732 Denver3522.6146 Utah3125.55410 Portland2630.46415 Minnesota2033.37719 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4018.690 Golden State3323.5896 L.A. Lakers2829.49111 Sacramento1938.33320 Phoenix1839.31621 Sundays Games L.A. Lakers 103, Dallas 99 Golden State 100, Minnesota 99 New Orleans 110, Sacramento 95 Miami 109, Cleveland 105 New York 99, Philadelphia 93 Memphis 76, Brooklyn 72 San Antonio 97, Phoenix 87 Portland 92, Boston 86 Oklahoma City 102, Chicago 72 Mondays Games Washington 90, Toronto 84 Atlanta 114, Detroit 103 L.A. Lakers at Denver, late Boston at Utah, late Todays Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Golden State at New York, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m.NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh191360266548 New Jersey191054244849 Philadelphia219111196066 N.Y. Rangers17872184144 N.Y. Islanders198101175664 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Montreal191243275341 Ottawa201262264837 Boston151122244534 Toronto201280245746 Buffalo196121134863 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Carolina17971195051 Tampa Bay18981196958 Winnipeg18891174857 Florida18594144265 Washington176101134855 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago191603356137 Nashville20965234447 St. Louis181062225552 Detroit19973215754 Columbus195122124056 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver181044245248 Edmonton18774184249 Minnesota17872183742 Calgary17773174859 Colorado17782164251 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim161321275742 Dallas19982205153 Phoenix18873195049 San Jose17863194139 Los Angeles16862184039 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games Boston 4, Florida 1 Detroit 8, Vancouver 3 Winnipeg 4, New Jersey 2 Chicago 1, Columbus 0 Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 4, Colorado 3, OT Calgary 5, Phoenix 4 Mondays Games Ottawa 2, Montreal 1, SO Toronto 4, Philadelphia 2 Nashville 5, Dallas 4, OT Chicago 3, Edmonton 2, OT Anaheim at Los Angeles, late Tuesdays Games Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Spring trainingAMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Baltimore301.000 Chicago101.000 Cleveland501.000 Kansas City301.000 Seattle31.750 Tampa Bay31.750 Detroit21.667 Boston22.500 Houston11.500 Toronto22.500 Minnesota12.333 New York12.333 Oakland12.333 Los Angeles04.000 Texas03.000 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Chicago 21.667 Colorado 21.667 Pittsburgh 21.667 Los Angeles 11.500 Miami 11.500 New York 11.500 San Diego 22.500 San Francisco 11.500 Washington 11.500 Arizona 12.333 St. Louis 12.333 Atlanta 13.250 Cincinnati 13.250 Milwaukee 13.250 Philadelphia 02.000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Sundays Games Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 2 Toronto (ss) 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 Detroit 5, Philadelphia 5, tie, 10 innings Washington 2, Miami 2, tie, 10 innings Tampa Bay 10, Minnesota 7, 10 innings Houston 7, N.Y. Mets 7, tie Boston 5, St. Louis 3 Baltimore 5, Toronto (ss) 4 Cleveland (ss) 3, Cincinnati 0 Kansas City 7, Texas 5 Chicago Cubs 4, San Francisco 3 Cleveland (ss) 7, Milwaukee 4 Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 2, L.A. Dodgers 2, tie Seattle 8, San Diego 3 Arizona 8, Colorado 6 Mondays Games Atlanta 7, Miami 6 Tampa Bay 6, Boston (ss) 3 Boston (ss) 4, Toronto 2 Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 10, Houston 2 Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Detroit 10, Philadelphia 1 Kansas City 16, Arizona 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 6 San Diego 7, Milwaukee (ss) 1 Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee (ss) 2 Cleveland 14, Oakland 10 Seattle 9, L.A. Angels 8 San Francisco 9, Chicago White Sox 9, tie Colorado 9, Texas 1 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Todays Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 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. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego at Peoria, 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. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Arizona (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. NCAA Basketball FAVORITELINEUNDERDOG Indiana5at Minnesota at George Mason6Towson Memphis4at Xavier at Alabama12Auburn at Detroit12Loyola of Chicago at Green Bay15Milwaukee at Ill.-ChicagoPkWright St. at Valparaiso13Youngstown St. at Air Force5Wyoming Florida8at Tennessee at Florida St.5Wake Forest at Wisconsin18Nebraska NBA FAVORITELINEUNDERDOG at Philadelphia11Orlando at Indiana8Golden State at Miami14Sacramento at New Orleans2Brooklyn at Chicago9Cleveland at Dallas5Milwaukee at Phoenix4Minnesota at L.A. Clippers15Charlotte NHL FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE at Columbus-110Dallas-110 at Washington-130Carolina+110 at Rangers-145Winnipeg+125 at Tampa Bay-155Buffalo+135 Pittsburgh-155at Florida+135 Boston-150at N.Y. Islanders+130 at Minnesota-145Calgary+125 at Vancouver-175Phoenix+155 at San Jose-170Colorado+150 American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS Claimed 1B Lars Anderson off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER Signed G Derek Fisher. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 4 4 2 CASH 3 (late) 6 1 0 PLAY 4 (early) 5 8 7 7 PLAY 4 (late) 1 5 9 5 FANTASY 5 5 21 27 34 35SCOREBOARDTUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 B3 Florida State to open 2013 slate at PittsburghTALLAHASSEE Florida State will open its 2013 football schedule on Labor Day in a night game at new Atlantic Coast Conference member Pittsburgh. The Seminoles schedule was released by the ACC Monday and features home conference games with Maryland, North Carolina State, Miami and Syracuse. The home schedule is highlighted by a Nov. 2 visit by archrival Miami. Florida State also has nonconference home games against Idaho, Nevada and Bethune-Cookman, a Football Championship Subdivision member. The marquee road games include Clemson on Oct.19 and Florida in the regular season finale Nov. 30. Florida State has an open date the week before visiting Clemson and also the weekend after the Monday night opener at Pitt.Miami going with Friday night opener to seasonCORAL GABLES Friday Night Lights are coming to Miami. The Miami Hurricanes will open next season at home Aug. 30 against Florida Atlantic, one day earlier than planned. The move was somewhat surprising, since Fridays are typically for high school football in the Sunshine State. The Friday opener gives Miami an extra day to prepare for a Week 2 game at home with Florida. Miami is also home for Savannah State (Sept. 21), Georgia Tech (Oct. 5), Wake Forest (Oct. 26), Virginia Tech (Nov. 9) and Virginia (Nov. 23). The Hurricanes travel to South Florida (Sept. 28), North Carolina (Oct. 17), Florida State (Nov. 2), Duke (Nov. 16) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 29).From wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS Associated PressJimmie Johnson, left, and crew chief Chad Knaus wear Daytona 500 rings Sunday after winning the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach. It was important to Johnson to win a Daytona 500 with crew chief Chad Knaus there. Associated PressDAYTONA BEACH As Jimmie Johnson racked up win after win, championship after championship, he was always chasing one important victory. Johnson already had one Daytona 500 victory on his resume. But he needed one more. He needed it for Chad Knaus, the crew chief who has been with Johnson since the start of their ride into the record books. Knaus wasnt there the day Johnson won his first 500; he had been suspended by NASCAR for a technical violation found the week before the race was deemed to be deliberate. So Darian Grubb, still a Hendrick Motorsports employee at the time, called the 2006 Daytona victory in Knaus place. Ever since, Johnson has wanted to win another so Knaus would have a chance to celebrate winning The Great American Race. The time came Sunday when Johnson won his second Daytona 500, forcing the intensely private Knaus to admit just how badly he wanted the win with his No. 48 team. As you guys know, I eat, sleep and breathe 48, Knaus said. Anytime that Im taken away from that race car, Im pretty sad. But when those guys were able to come down here and win the Daytona 500 in 2006 in my absence, I think that really solidified the strength of the 48 car. Was I here? No. Was I here in spirit? Most definitely. I couldnt have been prouder of the group of guys we had there. But to finally be able to come down here and win, and be a part of this is definitely a huge dream come true. It was a moment Knaus has been working toward his entire life. He has sacrificed plenty in his personal life to get here. With no wife and no kids, hes not kidding when he says he devotes most of his time to Hendrick Motorsports and building championship race cars. He is not satisfied with what he and Johnson have accomplished since they were paired before Johnsons 2002 rookie season and that includes five Sprint Cup championships. No amount of wins or titles has so far satisfied Knaus. Its been two years since Johnsons last title, and he went down to the wire with Brad Keselowski last season before bad breaks in the final two races gave Keselowski his first championship. So Knaus was relentless of course during offseason preparations. And he devoted a considerable amount of time to the Daytona 500, the first race for NASCARs new Gen-6 car. I know we worked at least 35 days straight on the car that we raced in the Daytona 500, Knaus said. I know I put in personally one day of 38 hours straight. I actually sent Jimmie a text, saying Ive seen 6:48 three times today and havent been to bed yet. Knaus finally gets a Daytona 500 win

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Police: Boys rap videos inappropriateBROCKTON, Mass. Police have asked state child welfare officials to investigate possible child abuse or neglect in the case of a 9-year-old who appears in sexually suggestive rap videos. Brockton police said Monday they havent filed criminal charges or arrested the father of fourth-grader Luie Rivera Jr., who goes by the stage name Lil Poopy. A Department of Children and Families spokeswoman confirmed that officials are looking into concerns about the young rappers welfare. The investigation will include interviews with everyone who lives in the childs home and likely others who have contact with the 9-yearold, such as school officials, DCF spokeswoman Cayenne Isaksen said. The videos show the boy slapping a womans buttocks, engaging in sexually suggestive dances and glorifying drug use and materialism. Police started investigating after the local newspaper,The Enterprise, did a story about the boy. The boys father, Luis Rivera, told the newspaper his son is acting and not doing anything wrong. He said he planned to contact his lawyer on Monday. The newspaper said the boy has performed alongside Sean P. Diddy Combs, and was discovered in his fathers music studio by the rapper known as French Montana, who founded Cocaine City Records. Lil Poopy music that was posted to an online mix tape site last October has lyrics that include him singing about being a bad boy and a cocaine cowboy. It showed about 8,600 downloads and 195,000 views by Monday afternoon.Author, illustrator create Newton tributeNEW YORK The author of the childrens classic Sarah, Plain and Tall is teaming up with an acclaimed illustrator for a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings. Random House Childrens Books announced Monday it will publish the picture story Snowflakes Fall, by Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan and her longtime friend and former Newtown, Conn., resident, Steven Kellogg. The book comes out Nov. 12. The publisher will donate a portion of proceeds to an organization that helps the Sandy Hook community.Last waltz for Band members stuffKINGSTON, N.Y. A New York landlord says hes selling the personal possessions of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member because the musician owes him tens of thousands of dollars in back rent for storing the items for more than a decade. Mike Piazza held a garage sale over the weekend in Kingston to recoup some of the $60,000 to $70,000 he says hes owed by Garth Hudson, who played the organ and horns for The Band, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. Piazza tells the Times Herald-Recordof Middletown that Hudsons possessions include boxes of sheet music, records and household items. He says he decided to sell the items after attempts to get Hudson to pay the back rent for the storage failed. Birthday A number of restrictions that have hampered your progress in the past are likely to be gradually lessened or, in some cases, even totally removed in the year ahead. This will bring success within your grasp. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Youre likely to function far more effectively when you can operate independently. Sadly, you could be more of a hindrance in situations where teamwork is required. Aries (March 21-April 19) Usually, you dont blab things that should be kept to yourself, but today you might not be able to help telling on someone whom you really dislike. Try not to take the low road. Taurus (April 20-May 20) There are days when socializing can be a negative experience, and it could be one of those times. If you find this happening to you, make a quick exit. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Your peers could find your motives suspicious, so if you think this to be true, make certain everything you do is above reproach. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Even if you feel like sounding off to someone who really deserves it, it would be best that you dont. Hold your tongue. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) If you find yourself involved in a financial transaction that requires a lot of paperwork, dont get lazy and take things for granted. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Friends will tolerate a bit of restlessness on your part, but not to the point of changing group plans. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) When conversing with others, speak well of friends who arent present, or say nothing at all. Any comments you make will be repeated and even distorted. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) To expedite certain tasks or assignments, you might be tempted to take a few shortcuts. Unfortunately, this might only cause more work for you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Itll reflect poorly on your image if you try to take credit for something that you had only a small part in producing. Dont let your ego put you in an embarrassing position. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Dont overreact if anothers point of view is diametrically opposed to yours. Remember, everyone is entitled to express his or her opinion. Show them some respect. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) When left to your own devices, youre pretty good at figuring things out. Complications could enter the picture, however, with comments by an unsolicited adviser. From wire reports Today inHISTORY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY24 Fantasy 5: 3 19 24 32 35 5-of-52 winners$93,936.04 4-of-5214$141.50 3-of-57,044$12 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY23 Powerball: 2 5 31 39 41 Powerball: 29 5-of-5 PBNo winner No Florida winner 5-of-59 winners$1 million 2 Florida winners Lotto: 1 2 3 9 23 53 6-of-6No winner Fantasy 5: 13 26 28 31 33 5-of-51 winner$275,719.58 Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2013. There are 308 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by terrorists exploded in the parking garage of New Yorks World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. On this date: In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba. In 1870, an experimental airdriven subway, the Beach Pneumatic Transit, opened in New York City for public demonstrations. In 1913, Brillo, described as an aluminum-cleanser, was registered for trademark by Philip J. Brady of New York (the trademark was issued in Sept. 1913). In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. In 1940, the United States Air Defense Command was created. In 1945, authorities ordered a midnight curfew at night clubs, bars and other places of entertainment across the nation. In 1952, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced Britain had developed its own atomic bomb. In 1962, after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, astronaut John Glenn told a joint meeting of Congress, Exploration and the pursuit of knowledge have always paid dividends in the long run. In 1970, National Public Radio was incorporated. In 1987, the Tower Commission, which had probed the IranContra affair, issued its report, which rebuked President Ronald Reagan for failing to control his national security staff. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, offering new justification for war in Iraq, told a think tank that ending this direct and growing threat from Saddam Hussein would pave the way for peace in the Middle East and encourage democracy throughout the Arab world. Five years ago: A power failure later blamed primarily on human error resulted in sporadic outages across large parts of Florida. The New York Philharmonic, led by Lorin Maazel, performed a historic concert in North Korea before the communist nations elite. One year ago: In a case that drew national attention, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., during an altercation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said hed acted in self-defense. (Zimmerman is awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder.) Todays birthdays: Singer Fats Domino is 85. Country-rock musician Paul Cotton (Poco) is 70. Rock musician Jonathan Cain (Journey) is 63. Singer Michael Bolton is 60. Singer Erykah Badu is 42. Olympic gold medal swimmer Jenny Thompson is 40. Thought for Today: Nothing is more frightful than laughter when it comes to jealousy. Francoise Sagan, French author (19352004). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lotter y 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 onPEOPLE FloridaLOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning n umbers, Page B3 Page B4TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Associated PressA man walks past the main gate of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Monday. Militant Iranian students seized the compound Nov. 4, 1979, believing the embassy to be a center of plots against Iran, and then held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Associated Press TEHRAN, IranIranian officials on Monday dismissed the Oscarwinning film Argo as anti-Iran, state TV dismissed it as CIA commercial, some viewers disparaged it as U.S. propaganda while others welcomed a fresh view of their recent history. All this is despite the fact that the movie based on the escape of six American hostages from the besieged U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 has not been screened in any Iranian theaters. Despite that ban, many Iranians have seen the movie. In downtown Tehran, bootleg DVDs of Argo sell for about 30,000 rials, or less than $1. The movie has set off a spirited exchange of views. The discussions have often pried open a generational divide: Iranians who took part in the 1979 Islamic Revolution picking apart the portrayals of Tehran at the time, but Iranians too young to recall the events getting a different view of the upheavals. I want to know what the other side is saying, said Shieda, a 21-year-old University of Tehran student, who gave only her first name to avoid possible backlash for speaking with foreign media. Tehran City Council member Masoomeh Ebtekar who was one of the students who occupied the U.S. Embassy and acted as the Iranian students spokeswoman says the film exaggerates the violence among crowds that stormed the compound in November 1979. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days, but a handful of embassy staff were sheltered by the Canadian ambassador. Their escape, using a fake movie as a cover story, is recounted in Argo. Ebtekar insists the hostage-takers were mostly students, but other accounts suggest militants and members of the Revolutionary Guard were closely involved in the crisis. Actor-director Ben Affleck shows scenes of a very violent and very angry mob throughout the film, Ebtekar said. It is never mentioned that these are a group of students. Iranian Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini said, The movie is an anti-Iran film. It is not a valuable film from the artistic point of view. It won the prize by resorting to extended advertisement and investment, he said, according to the official IRNA news agency. In contrast, retired teacher Reza Abbasi, who saw the Revolution first hand, said: I know Hollywood usually changes reality to make it attractive for movie lovers, but more or less it was close to the realities then. Others said Argo also shows the need for Iranian filmmakers to deal more with issues from the Revolution. The moderate Hamshahri newspaper said the movie targeted the culture and civilization of Iran, but is worthwhile for Iranians to see a different perspective of the events that led to the collapse of relations between the U.S. and Iran. Officially, Iran scoffs, but many in country curious I know Hollywood usually changes reality to make it attractive for movie lovers, but more or less it was close to the realities then.Reza Abbasiretired teacher, recalling her memories of the Revolution and Argos interpretation of the events. MICHAELMCCALL Associated PressThe Mavericks, In Time (Valory)One of country musics most enduring bands, the Mavericks return with In Time, their first new album in a decade. Their mix of Latin horns and rhythms, crisp telecaster leads and the Roy Orbisonlike voice of Raul Malo remains as engaging as ever. In the 1990s, the Mavericks drew attention with a live show that had fans jumping like no other Nashville act. That uplifting live sound is the focus of In Time, which transcends genres by creating a timeless blend rooted in country music and early rock n roll. Malo brings operatic drama to a voice that can soar with power or caress with romanticism. Drummer Paul Deakin and bassist Robert Reynolds expertly handle grooves that perfectly set up guitarist Eddie Perez, keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and a smoking horn section. In Time is a welcome reminder of why the Mavericks have always been so special. MICHAELMCCALL Associated PressEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch)Old Yellow Moon is a reunion album of sorts that explores musical paths Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell first traveled on their initial recordings in the mid1970s. Harris began recording Crowell compositions in 1975, the same year she hired him to join her band. They remain linked as leaders of a groundbreaking era in country music. Then as now, Harris and Crowell excelled at bringing a fresh perspective to covers of classic country tunes, while pushing the genre toward a new sound built on driving rhythms, crisp musicianship and a wide range of well-chosen songs. Old Yellow Moon also reunites Harris with Brian Ahern, her ex-husband. While the album doesnt have the stunning originality of the duos early collaborations, it agreeably recalls why their early work together is so highly regarded. TodaysHOROSCOPE Reviews: Happy Tuesday, country fans

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Women and the draft Listen up, ladies! Uncle Sam might want you, tooRICHARDLARDNER Associated PressWASHINGTON Tennnnnnhut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, hes probably going to want you, too. The Obama administrations recent decision to lift the ban on women in combat has opened the door for a change in the law that currently compels only men between age 18 and 25 to register for a military draft, according to legal experts and military historians. Never before has the country drafted women into military service, and neither the administration nor Congress is in a hurry to make them register for a future call-up. But, legally, they may have no other choice. It is constitutional to register only men for a draft, the Supreme Court ruled more than three decades ago, because the reason for registration is to create a pool of potential combat troops should a national emergency demand a rapid increase in the size of the military. Women were excluded from serving in battlefield jobs, so there was no reason to register them for possible conscription into the armed forces, the court held. Now that front-line infantry, armor, artillery and special operations jobs are open to female volunteers who can meet the physical requirements, it will be difficult for anyone to make a persuasive argument that women should continue to be exempt from registration, said Diane Mazur, a law professor at the University of Florida and a former Air Force officer. Theyre going to have to show that excluding women from the draft actually improves military readiness, Mazur said. I just dont see how you can make that argument. Groups that backed the end of the ban on women in combat also support including women in draft registration as a matter of basic citizenship. Women should have the same civic obligations as men, said Greg Jacob, a former Marine Corps officer and policy director for the Service Womens Action Network. We see registration as another step forward in terms of equality and fairness, Jacob said. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., supports draft registration for women, according to his spokeswoman. Rep. Howard Buck McKeon, R-Calif., who heads the House Armed Services Committee, hasnt made up his mind. McKeon said through a spokesman that hes awaiting a Defense Department report due in the coming weeks that will assess the legal impact of lifting the ban women in combat on draft registration. But if youre worried a draft notice is going to soon be in your mailbox, take a deep breath. There is no looming national crisis that makes a military draft likely. A draft would be enormously unpopular; a new poll by Quinnipiac University found that American voters firmly oppose a return to conscription. Also, adding women to the mix just doesnt appear to be a high priority for a battle-weary nation nearing the end of more than a decade of war. The U.S. military has been anHEALTH& LIFE When I was in college, and on the debate team, there was a general rule that certain topics would always provide a more passionate argument than others. If you really wanted a good debate, pick one of these topics: religion, politics, abortion all very sensitive topics, and seen differently by all of us. Now, as a physician, another debate is raging in this country, this time concerning marijuana specifically, the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Some physicians favor the use of marijuana for certain conditions or side effects of treatment, while others strongly advocate Good, bad of medical marijuana See BENNETT/ Page C4 Dr. Sunil GandhiCANCER & BLOOD DISEASE Exciting news on CLL Isaw a patient approximately 10 years ago. He was diagnosed with CLL, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia, when he came in with elevated WBC count in routine CBC done by his primary care doctor. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Leukemia begins when normal blood cells change and grow uncontrollably. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell involved in the bodys immune system. For about half of people with CLL, Most of my articles center around problems with the ear, nose and throat system. Occasionally, I come across some reading material that may not be necessarily ENTrelated, but I think would benefit my readers and patients. Recently, there have been some cases in the news highlighting care of sick or elderly individuals and some lines as to what, exactly, is the proper way of taking care of these individuals long term. There is always an individual decision made by family members, but understanding the distinct differences of types of care available will help. The word palliative means to tend or serve to one, and is distinctly different from terminal care. Terminal care predisposes and suggests an endpoint to the process, and puts an estimate on how long someone may live. Terminal care sometimes can suggest benign neglect, where palliative care is preferred because it is an active and total care Researchers are increasingly acknowledging the links between what we eat and prostate cancer. Growing evidence shows that diet influences not only the development of prostate cancer but also the severity of the disease, its spread and the likelihood of death due to prostate cancer, according to Dr. Philippa Cheetham, a urology cancer expert who has written extensively on diet and prostate cancer. Damage to the cells DNA due to oxidation has been implicated as an important cause of cancer. Diets with a high proportion of saturated fat, red meat and processed foods cause damage to cells due to oxidation and have been shown to be related to prostate cancer. In contrast, tomatoes and vegetables containing antioxidants and diet that is low in fat can protect the Is there a link between our diet and prostate cancer? See KUMAR/ Page C5 See GRILLO/ Page C5 Dr. Denis GrilloEAR, NOSE & THROAT Section CTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE INSIDE Dr. David B. Raynor /Page C2Dr. Frank Vascimini /Page C5 Dr. C. Joseph BennettNAVIGATING CANCER Dr. Udaya KumarUROLOGY TODAY So you know: T he information contained in the Health & Life section is not intended to cover all possible directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects and is not intended to replace consultation with a physician. See GANDHI/ Page C5 000E2AO Palliative care defined See DRAFT/ Page C4 Associated PressMaj. Mary Jennings Hegar, accompanied by Marine Capt. Zoe Bedell, left, speaks Nov. 27 in San Francisco. Hegar, a California Air National Guard pilot who served three tours in Afghanistan, said excluding women from a draft reinforces a stereotype that they are less capable than men and need to be protected. SOURCE: Quinnipiac Univ.APDrafting womenA Quinnipiac poll finds wider support among men than women for conscripting both sexes if the U.S. implemented a draft. Q: If the military draft were reinstated, would you favor or oppose drafting women as well as men? Men Women FavorOppose Dont know/ No answer59% 45 36 48 5 7

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Blood drive sponsored by Our Lady of Grace Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 6168, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, the day before St. Patricks Day, at Our Lady of Grace Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. What better way to celebrate the feast of St Patrick than by giving the gift of life, a precious pint of blood? Each pint donated can significantly touch up to three lives and therefore can become a triple gift and blessing for others. Complimentary continental breakfast will be available, as well as other tokens of thanks for donors. The Citrus Memorial Health System SHARE Club free heart seminar, 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Auditorium on the main hospital campus. Innovations in Heart Care will feature a presentation from Citrus Memorials Manager of Cardiac Catheterization Lab, CJ Hosea, R.N. Hosea will discuss advancements in the field of cardiac catheterization that have great benefit for patients. Refreshments and educational materials will be available during the seminar. Seating is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Register online at www.citrusmh.com/events or call 352560-6266. Free Spa Night exclusively for nurses, case managers and social workers, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Superior Residences of Lecanto Memory Care, 4865 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto. Enjoy a manicure, mini massage, wine, cheese, door prizes and more. RSVP before March 4 to April Zay at 352-746-5483 or azay@ superioralf.com. R.I. Discovery (Recovery International) Abraham Low self-help systems for mental health depression, obsession, stress, fears, anger. Meetings are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdaysstarting March 12 at Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Call Jackie, 352-563-5182. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers: To find a donor center or a blood drive near you, call 352-527-3061. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to be eligible to donate. A photo ID is required. The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (7 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Inverness branch is at 301 W. Main St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Visit www.lifesouth.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 26, Bealls, North Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27, Homosassa Elementary School, West Yulee Drive, Homosassa. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Lecanto Government Building, West Sovereign Path, Lecanto. 4 to 8 p.m. March 1, Citrus Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, West Educational Path, Lecanto. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1, Walmart Supercenter, North Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2, Floral Park Strawberry Festival, South Parkside Avenue, Floral City. CRYSTAL RIVER Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center offers the following health education programs presented by board-certified physicians and licensed medical professionals. Website: SevenRivers Regional.com. Call 352-7951234 to register for the programs. Code Blue: Heart Emergencies Workshop Learn about emergency cardiac care, interventional procedures and other potentially life-saving heart emergency treatments, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Nature Coast EMS in Lecanto. Program is free; registration requested. The 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. All interested persons are welcome at the free session. Call Stephanie Hopper at 352-344-0288. Crystal River Relay for Life invites all cancer survivors and their caretakers to an informative gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Crystal River Ale House, 1610 S.E. Paradise Circle, Crystal River. We wish to honor your victory by registering you in the American Cancer Society Registry of Survivors. This allows you to choose to receive future communications regarding cancer or not. Also, reserve seats for the annual Survivor Dinner Celebration and Opening Victory Lap of the Crystal River Relay for Life on April 5. The George A. Dame Community Health Center BoardMeetings are at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at the Citrus County Health Department, 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, in the first floor conference room. The Citrus Alliance Against Adult Abuse (C4A) monthly meeting is at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday monthly at HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills. For information, call Judy Stauffer at 352-303-2620. Your help is needed to protect our vulnerable against abuse, neglect and exploitation. Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE program offers free and unbiased information and assistance for all your health insurance issues. In Citrus County, there are four locations ready to serve your needs. For an appointment at any center, call 352527-5956. Leave your name, telephone number and a short message. A SHINE counselor will return the call. Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. First United Methodist Church, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. St Annes Episcopal Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Inverness Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness.Support GROUPS SPRING HILL Leu kemia/Lymphoma Support Group 5 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Jeff Haight, R.N., group facilitator, at 352688-7744. Caregivers Support and Information meeting, 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Call Charlotte Downing at 352-422-7044 for directions /information. OCALA Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). Call 800-530-1188 to register. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter, Cancer Support Group (including Multiple Myeloma), 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill. Contact: Lourdes Arvelo, LCSW, patient services manager, at 813-963-6461 ext. 11, Lourdes.Arvelo@lls.org or visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website at www.lls.org. Alzheimers caregiver support group by Alz heimers Family Organization, 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at Sugarmill Manor, 8985 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa. Call Bevin Brayton at 352-302-9066. The Citrus Memorial Diabetes Support Group, 10:30 a.m. the fourth Wed nesday monthly on the campus of Citrus Memorial Health System in the auditorium. An RSVP is necessary, as refreshments will be served. Call 352-341-6110. Look Good ... Feel Better, a free two-hour session for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Cancer & Blood Disease Center, Lecanto, and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Lecanto. Call Joann Brown at 352-3417741 or the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665 to register. Emotions Anonymous 12-step support group, noon the second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Central Ridge Library, Forest Ridge Boulevard and Roosevelt, in Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. SPRING HILL Stroke Support Group noon the fourth Thursday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Pam McDonald at 352-346-6359. PINELLAS PARK Connections fireside-discussion-style support group for cancer patients, 7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly, WellSpring Oncology, 6600 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, 727343-0600; www.wellspring oncology.org. Families Against Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 11 a.m. the first Saturday monthly at Sandy Oaks RV Resort, 6760 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, for families, friends and anyone affected by MS. Call 352-422-5868. BROOKSVILLE Man to Man prostate cancer support group, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Brooksville Center, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Call Mary Capo at 352-596-1926. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10 a.m. to noon the first Monday monthly at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto. Pam Hall from Kids Central Inc. will facilitate the meeting. Call Pam at 352-387-3540. OCALA The Alzheimers and Memory Disorders support group of Ocala, 3 to 5 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the Medical Office Building at West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 S.W. 46th Court, second-floor Community Room. Call 352-401-1453. Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute is beginning a monthly survivor group withC2TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE HEALTH& LIFE The need to appropriately address wounds An insult to tissue and compromise to the skin can result in an infection. Infections can become a difficult and even serious problem even in healthy individuals if not treated appropriately and timely. Blisters, calluses, corns, cuts, scrapes, tears and punctures to the skin can allow bacteria to enter into the tissues, causing an infection. Of course, infections do not occur in every injury, but they can occur especially in the lower extremity, which is often exposed to a dirtier environment and sometimes is more difficult to wash/keep clean than the trunk, arms and head. Drug-resistant pathogens are on the rise worldwide. Drugresistant pathogens are not necessarily more virulent than their non-drug-resistant relatives; there are just simply fewer available drugs to treat them. There are not many new drugs in the pipeline to treat this emerging problem for a number of reasons. This does not bode well for the future, but this is not the main focus of the column today. Drugresistant infections are also difficult, as it takes valuable time to identify them. For example, a patient presenting with an infected foreign body in the foot will likely be placed on generic cephalexin after the foreign body is removed and the wound is swabbed and cultured. A culture and sensitivity test is performed to identify the bacteria and what drugs kill them. The choice of antibiotic is based on these results. The culture and sensitivity usually takes three days to give information, because it takes time to grow the bacteria and expose them to test antibiotics to see which ones they will be effective. A patient with a MRSA (methicillinase resistant staphylococcus aureus) infection placed on cephalexin will most likely worsen during the time it takes to obtain the test results, because MRSA will not be affected by cephalexin it has adapted to it. The delay or lag time it takes to get the information necessary to change to an appropriate antibiotic allows the bacteria to multiply and advance. The delay can sometimes lead to the need for hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics. Sometimes the delay or just the bacteria itself can lead to sepsis, amputation, or even death. Of course this is unusual, but can and does occur. I am not suggesting that every wound will lead to serious problems. However, I am warning those at risk to be aware. Patients with diabetes, immunocompromised state and peripheral vascular disease are at an increased risk of complications from otherwise simple wounds and should be vigilant in addressing any wound immediately. I am shocked and often angered by the lack of attention to the risk of infection from a wound in the population of people who are at risk. I see many patients with diabetes, neuropathy and peripheral artery disease (PAD) for nail trimming and surveillance on a routine basis. Sometimes a patient will show up for their routine check-up and say that I also need to check a wound or problem area that has been bleeding or draining for two weeks. This is disheartening and frustrating. These issues in this patient population can lead to amputation and death. This is not a common occurrence, but it does occur and it is preventable with timely care in most cases. A wound should be cleaned and addressed with topical antibiotics. The wound should be evaluated promptly by a health care professional if it is worsening, not responding to treatment, or the person is unable to treat it. One should not look at the calendar and see a doctors visit scheduled in two to three weeks and simply wait for the appointment for it to be evaluated. Resistant infections are on the rise, and the available treatments are dwindling. Often times, the difference between an uncomplicated simple cut, wound or splinter versus a more severe wound with infection requiring hospitalization, surgery or a protracted treatment course often boils down to timely care and addressing the problem rather than waiting.David B. Raynor. DPM, is a podiatrist in Inverness and can be reached at 352-726-3668 with questions or suggestions for future columns. HealthNOTES See GROUPS/ Page C3 Almost There 107,000 Baby Steppin Bear Cubs 86,965 CRL 5,858 Fiscally Fit 137,248 Step It Up 102,000 CRPS Accelerated Steppers 129,500 Pets n Steps 130,000 Trinity Walkers 58,000 CRPS Steppin Tweeners 481,458 Biker Buddies 913 Cubs in Minute Training 600 Genesis 589 Government Gals & a Guy 691 Healthy Heroes 541 Homosassa Hikers 760 LifeSouth Depounders 440 Teale 433 X Nu Toned 602 All Hours 580 Bookin It 411 Citrus County YMCA YId Cats656 CPR Exercise Warriors 417 Early Birds 810 Empress Girls 755 Fantastic Four 266 FitnessKins 620 HPH-Because We Care 484 JCM Motivators 729 Minute Tracking Tweeners 461 Muffets 227 Pooch Walkers 1,259 Sassy Striders 514 Team Citrus 95 246 Witness the Fitness 347 Fabulous Flab Fighters 670 Jazzercise Junkies 1,375 Mimpop 1,050 R & R Exemplar 1,988 Wrinkles in Time 1,755 Community-Wide Fitness ChallengeTEAM POINTS RECORD February 4 March 17 2013 Geriatrics Family & General Medicine Internal Medicine Intensive Care (Hospital) Long-Term Care (Nursing Home) Homosassa 4363 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa Springs (352) 503-2011 Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday by appt. only 8:00am-11:00am B.K. Patel, M.D Internal Medicine H. Khan, M.D. Board Certified Family Pactice Beverly Hills 3775 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills (352) 746-0600 Inverness 308 S. Line Ave. Inverness (352) 344-5511 000DXON New Patients & Walk-Ins Are Always Welcome Humana, Freedom, Medicare, United Health Care assignment accepted Our Goal Is A Healthier You Active Staff at both Seven Rivers & Citrus Memorial Hospitals Primary Medical Care Centers Dr. David RaynorBEST FOOT FORWARD

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inspirational guests and strength based topics. Cancer survivors and family are welcome to attend. The group will be facilitated by Tommie Brown and Medical Social Worker Wendy Hall and will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at the RBOI office at the CMHS Healthcare Center at Allen Ridge, on County Road 491 in Lecanto. Guests will discuss a variety of interesting topics, including stress management, nutrition and exercise, benefits of yoga, reiki and acupuncture, and other topics which promote holistic healing, prevention and renewal. There is no cost to attend. For information, email Tommie Brown at tbrown009@tampabay.rr.com or call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106. Alzheimers Association -Florida Gulf Coast Chapter support group is attended by caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimers disease. All support groups are free of charge to caregivers. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness, 11 a.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call Anne Black at 352-527-4600. BROOKSVILLE Womens breast cancer support group 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Florida Cancer InstituteNew Hope Center at 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. Call Tambra Randazzo, R.T., at 352-592-8128. Weekly meetings Together We Grow Nar-Anon Family Group 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204 in office building, use right-side entrance across from the Memorial Garden; Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts. Find a free local support group in your area: call 888947-8885 or go to www.NARANONFL.org. Recovery from Food Addiction 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 410-903-7740. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. For details or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at Queen of Peace Catholic Church Main Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Depression and anxiety peer support group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Central Ridge Library. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S. 19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced Life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352212-0632. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8 p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 S. U.S. 41. Crystal River AFG: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Last Resort AFG: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Lecanto AFG: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Beginners Al-Anon: 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous: If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352-621-0599. Visit www.ncintergroup.com. AC Group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsforchrist.com. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group 6 p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352-489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous: Easy Does It, 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday; &:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; The Recovery Room, 8169 S. Florida Ave. (U.S. 41), Floral City. It Works How and Why, noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. More Will Be Revealed, 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Citrus Memorial Hospital Historic School House: 135 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Recovery at Work Mens Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Lecanto Church of Christ: 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. Recovery on the River, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday; 8 to 9 p.m. Friday and Sunday; Lecanto Church of Christ, 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. Spirit of Unity, 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Citrus County Family Resource Centers outreach center: 3848 E. Par sons Point Road, Hernando. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the meeting facilities listed. Call the 24-hour Helpline: 352508-1604. Overeaters Anonymous : 5 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Annes Episcopal Church. Call Rita at 352-382-8503. Voices of Recovery, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center (V.A. building) on County Road 491, Lecanto. Call Dolores at 352746-5019. The Circle of Love, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The New Beginning, 7 p.m. Fridays at Our Lady of Grace, Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The Encouragers Support Group has been helping people deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more. Weekly meeting. Call 352-637-3196. Anorexia and bulimia anonymous 12-step support group, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at the Yana Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River (behind the police station). Call Charmaine at 352-422-3234. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, offers two free weekly womens domestic abuse support groups: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Child care available. Call CASA at 352344-8111. Celebrate Recovery : 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Christian Recovery Fellowship Church, 2242 W. State Road 44. Call 352-726-2800. 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Churchs Student Ministries Building. Dinner available before the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. for $4 donation and a coffee house after. Call 352746-6200. Gulf to Lake Church Ministry Complex, West Gulf-toLake Highway in Crystal River. Dinner at 6 p.m. Fridays, followed by largeand small-group time and a Coffee Caf at 9. Call 352-586-4709. Nature Coast Ministries seeks to help the homeless and hurting of Citrus County. We offer referrals to Celebrate Recovery, call 352-563-1860. Overcomers Group for people recovering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or other out-of-control habits, 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sanctuary, 7463 Grover Cleveland Blvd. Call Paul at 352-628-2874. Dunnellon Life Recovery group for adults where addiction, compulsion and codependency issues are dealt with, at 7 p.m. Mondays at Rainbow Springs Village Church, 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon. Call Char at 352-465-1644 or Nancy at 352-794-0017. SPRING HILL Parkinsons Tai Chi Group 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the private dining room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Call Charissa Haffner at 352-346-8864. Organizations Alzheimers Association -Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352688-4537 or 800-772-8672. Website: www.alz support.com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Join the Alzheimers Association online community at www. alz.org/living_with_alzheimers _message_boards_lwa.asp. Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30 p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2 p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009 or The Residence at 352-6839009. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. First United Methodist Church of Homosassa has several support groups that run on a monthly basis. All groups are open to the public and free of charge, and meet at 1 p.m. in Room 203 in the Administration Building: First Monday: diabetic support group. Second Monday: Alzheimers/dementia caregivers support group. Fourth Monday: stroke survivors support group. Memory Lane Respite offered weekly for people with Alzheimers/dementia. Anyone bringing a loved one for the first time is encouraged to come early to fill out information forms. Call 352-628-4083 for meeting dates. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198-bed, not-forprofit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. Support group meetings are in the CMHS Administration Building unless indicated. ACS Man to Man Prostate Support and Education Program, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday monthly. Meetings are in the conference room at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute at 522 N. Lecanto Highway in the Allen Ridge Medical Mall. Call 352-527-0106. AHEC Quit Smoking Group: 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. Call 813929-1000, ext. 213. Breast Cancer Support Group: 11:30 a.m. the second Friday, Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Citrus Cancer Support: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday, cafeteria meeting room. Call Carol at 352-726-1551, ext. 6596 or ext. 3329. Cancer Support: at Cancer Treatment Center. Call Jeannette at 352-746-1100 for date and time. Diabetes Support Group: Call Carol McHugh, R.N., at 352-341-6110 for details. Head and Neck Cancer Support: Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Contact Wendy Hall at 352-527-0106. Heart-Healthy Eating Workshop: 1:30 to 3 p.m. second Wednesday every other month, CMHS Medical Office Building. Call 352-560-6266 or 352-344-6538 to register. Look Good Feel Better Group: monthly at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council. A licensed cosmetologist is present to advise women about many issues. For dates, times, more information or to register, call the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665. Mended Hearts Support Group: 10 a.m. second Friday, Gulf Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. Ostomy Support: 2 p.m. third Sunday, Cypress Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Steve Spielman at 352229-4202, Sue Penner at 352-560-7918, Sharon Brummer at 352-382-4446 or Betty or Mel Shipley at 352-3410005. Stroke Support Group of Citrus County: 3 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, CMHS Annex Building conference room, State Road 44 across from Walgreens. Call 352344-6596 or 352-344-1646. Hospice of Citrus County support groups and workshops. Call 866-6420962 or 352-527-2348 for information. Grief workshops: 1 p.m. Thursday Hospice of Citrus County Clinical Office, 326. S. Line Ave., Inverness. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Newly Bereaved Grief Workshop, Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. Grief support groups: 11 a.m. Tuesday Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 9 a.m. Wednesday Griefs Journey ... A Walking Group, Whispering Pines Park (Parking Area E). 10 a.m. Thursday Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. 2 p.m. second Thursday Hospice of the Nature Coast Levy Office, 24-B County Road 40 E., Inglis. 10:30 a.m. Saturday First United Methodist Church, 831 Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Evening support groups (for working people): 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, newly bereaved Hospice of Citrus County Clinical Office, 326 Line Ave., Inverness. Social support: 10 a.m. Tuesday Franks Family Restaurant, 2780 N. Florida Ave., Hernando. 1 p.m. first Thursday Mulligans Grill (formerly Mango Grill), 1305 Norvell Bryant Highway (C.R. 486), Hernando. 11:30 a.m. third Tuesday LIFT luncheon (widows/ widowers), Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club; call 352-6211500, ext. 1728 for reservations. Wings education series: th Tuesdays @ 2 Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. Teen Encounter and Camp Good Hope Camps for grieving children/teens offered in April and October. Suicide Survivors Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto. The group is free and open to the public. Participants need not be hospice families. For information, call Lynn Miller at 352-527-2020. Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast licensed 1985, is a notfor-profit charitable organization providing comprehen sively responsive and compassionate end-of-life services to the terminally ill and their families in 12 counties of North Central Florida. It also Q:I heard the FDA recently approved a nonprescription drug for women with an overactive bladder. What can you tell me about it? A: The FDA recently (2013) approved Oxytrol for Women, the first overthe-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women ages 18 years and older. Oxytrol will remain available for men with overactive bladder by prescription only. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. Symptoms include leaking urine (urinary incontinence), feeling the sudden and urgent need to urinate, and frequent urination. Overactive bladder affects an estimated 33 million Americans, the majority of whom are older women. Oxytrol for Women contains oxybutynin, a medicine that helps relax the bladder muscle. Oxybutynin belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. It is the first drug in this class to be made available overthe-counter for treatment of overactive bladder. Oxytrol for Women is a patch that is applied to the skin every four days. The patch delivers 3.9 mg of oxybutynin per day. Oxytrol for Womens safety and effectiveness for over-thecounter use were established in more than 5,000 subjects participating in nine studies. Overall, results from these studies showed consumers could understand the information on the label, properly select whether the product is right for them and use the drug appropriately. Side effects reported during clinical studies were mild and included skin irritation where the patch was applied, dry mouth and constipation. A leaflet with tips to help manage overactive bladder will be provided with the product. Women taking Oxytrol for Women should make sure to follow the Drug Facts labeling and consult their doctor if their overactive bladder condition does not improve. Richard P. Hoffmann, Pharm.D., has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Send questions to him at 2960 E. Coventry Court, Hernando, FL 34442.HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 C3 Women get treatment for overactive bladder Dr. Pablo Figueroa Se Habla Espaol 2222 Highway 44 W., Inverness Caring is my Profession Call for an Appointment 352-860-0633 ifamilypractice@tampbay.rr.com Accepting New Patients Serving Citrus County Since 1993 WE ACCEPT Medicare Aetna Humana United Healthcare Coventry Medicare Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Cigna Universal And Other Major Insurances 000E3KR 000DTL3 6151 N. Suncoast Blvd., Suite 1C Next to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Mon.-Fri. 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. Accepting New OB/GYN Patient s Richard HoffmannASK THE PHARMACIST See GROUPS / Page C4 GROUPSContinued from Page C2 HEALTH NOTE GUIDELINES Support group information will list monthly meetings first, as space is available, then weekly meetings. It is the responsibility of each organization to inform the Chronicle about changes to existing listings. To submit information about upcoming seminars, health-related events open to the public or support group meetings, email newsdesk@chronicleonline .com attn: Health Notes; fax 352-563-5660 or write to: Health Notes c/o Citrus County Chronicle 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Information relating to professional training or seminars attended by those in the health care industries are considered business briefs, and would appear in the Business Digest listings of Sundays Business section. To submit story ideas for feature sections, call 362-563-5660. Be prepared to leave a detailed message with your name, phone number and the address of the news event. Approval for story ideas must be granted by the Chronicles editors before a reporter is assigned. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit submissions. Publication of submitted information or photos on specific dates or pages cannot be guaranteed.

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provides grief support services for children and adults in the community. HPH Hospice, in partnership with the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, offers Caregivers Support Groups for caregivers of dementia or Alzheimers patients to provide information, education and emotional support in a safe, comforting and confidential environment. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome to join. Call Sue Piatek at 352-5274600 with questions. First Tuesday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 550 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. Second Monday, 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. Fourth Tuesday, 5 p.m., Emeritus at Barrington Place, 2341 W. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486 east of C.R. 491), Lecanto. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. Weekly ongoing Bereavement Group from HPH Hospice and St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, available to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at St. Timothys Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1071 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Crystal River. There is no cost to attend. Call Paul Winstead at 352-527-4600. HPH Hospice, a nonprofit agency initially licensed in 1984, provides, care, comfort and support to individuals affected by a life-limiting illness in Citrus County. In addition to its office in Beverly Hills, it has a Hospice House on Norvell Bryant Highway in Lecanto for patients with limited caregiving assistance. SPRING HILL Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partners Club support groups meet on the campus of Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Diabetes Support Group 10 am. second Monday monthly, Kim Palmer, facilitator. Multiple Myeloma Support Group 5:30 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, Diane Terry, facilitator. Kidney Education Support Group 2 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, Mary Jane Talty, facilitator. ALS Support Group 2 p.m. the third Thursday monthly, Katie Mitchell, facilitator. Epilepsy Support Group 3 p.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Lillian Rojas, facilitator. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Support Group 6 p.m. fourth Wednesday monthly, Lordes Arvelo, facilitator. Crohns Disease Support Group 6 p.m. the last Thursday monthly, Isaiah Del Pilar, facilitator. H2U Partners Club events and activities are open to members only. Membership is open to Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus County residents for $20 a year. Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus County (234 acutecare beds), is one of the areas largest private employers, and offers Hernando Countys only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Approximately 300 physicians, 950 associates and more than 350 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospitals health care delivery team. Visit OakHillHospital.com. Monthly meetings SPRING HILL Caregiver Support Group 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly, at the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Pamela McGee, facilitator, at 352-688-7744. Alzheimers caregiver support group by Alzheimers Family Organization, 2:30 p.m. the first Thursday monthly at Superior Residences of Lecanto, 4865 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway. Call Debbie Selsavage at 352746-5483. Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group 2:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays monthly at Superior Residences of Lecanto, 4865 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, just west of the Greek Orthodox Church. People touched by Alzheimers disease and other related disorders come together in a non-judgmental, safe environment to vent their frustrations, share coping techniques, learn more about the disease and discover what resources are available to them. If you require respite care for your loved one during the meeting, RSVP 10 days prior to the meeting. RSVP at 352746-5483. NEW PORT RICHEY Community Chatterboxes support group to assist individuals suffering from communication deficits (i.e., aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, etc.) as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders, 3 to 4 p.m. every other Thursday at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 727-845-0757. Friends of the Blind 9 a.m. to noon the second Friday monthly. Call Butch Shultz at 352-344-2693 for location. Womens Breast Cancer Support Group, 11:30 a.m. the second Friday monthly, Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in the Allen Ridge Medical Center, County Road 491, Lecanto. Light lunch served. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Feb. 8 is the next Breast Cancer Support Meeting, at 11:30 a.m. at RBOI in Lecanto. and Dr. James Rogers from Ocala Plastic Surgery will speak about reconstruction and plastic surgery. Epilepsy support group at the Lakes Region Library, Inverness. Call Lili Jane at 352-344-8765. Mended Hearts of Citrus County, for individuals who have or had cardiovascular disease, as well as caregivers and family members, 10 a.m. the second Friday monthly in the Gulf Room in the Historic Citrus High School; parking and transportation available from CMHS parking lot A2. Open to the public. Call Millie King, at 352-637-5525; or CMHS Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC), at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute at the Allen Ridge CMHS campus, 522 N. Lecanto Highway in Lecanto. Quarterly meetings offer information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. Call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106 or whall@rboi.com. The Area 13 Family Care Council, 10 a.m. to noon the second Monday monthly at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities office, 1601 W. Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44). All persons interested in issues of those with Developmental Disabilities are encouraged to attend. Call Karen Huscher at 352-7261445 or isabelfcc13@yahoo. com. Area 13 covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. There are 15 Family Care Councils with governor-appointed volunteer members, who are individuals with a developmental disability or are a family member. Seeking new members. Contact Huscher at 352-726-1445 or cbettykay@aol.com; facebook.com/groups/331632 140186772/. Website: www.FCCFlorida.org. NAMI-Citrus, locally chartered group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets the second Monday monthly at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., speaker at 6:45 p.m. All those with an interest in mental health issues are welcome. Call 352-341-2273. SPRING HILL Healthy Hearts support group open to anyone looking for information on cardiac disease, 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly in the cafeteria conference room at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required, call 352-628-6060 in Citrus, 352-597-6333 in Hernando or visit the website www.OakHill Hospital.com. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, hosts a volunteer meeting at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly, September to May. Call 352-344-8111. HIV support group 3 to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly at Citrus County Health Department, 3700 Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Open to all affected by HIV. Persons attending remain confidential, testing will be anonymous. Reservation not required. Call 352-527-0068, ext. 281, if you have any questions. Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) grief support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River. Call Bernadette Passalacqua at 352-746-4664 or visit www. bereavedparentsusa.org. SPRING HILL Spinal Cord Injury support group, 5 p.m. second Thursday monthly in the gym at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Call Dee Hardee at 352592-7237. FFRA (Families and Friends Reaching for the Abilities), third Friday monthly at the Key Training Center in Inverness at 130 Heights Ave. Social time and business meeting at 9 a.m. is followed by a speaker at 10 a.m. Call Ron Phillips, president, at 352-382-7819 or visit www.ffracitrus.org. The Ostomy Support Group of Citrus County, 2 p.m. the third Sunday monthly in the Cypress Room at Citrus Memorial Health Systems office building in the old schoolhouse, 131 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Call Steve at 352229-4202 or Sue at 352-560-7918. National Osteoporosis Foundation Citrus County Support Group, 1 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly in the training room at Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Each month offers a different speaker. This is part of the NOFs Affiliated Support Group Program dedicated to providing accurate, timely information and support to people affected by osteoporosis. Call Janet Croft at 352-249-7874 or email TheBoneZone2010@yahoo.com. Nature Coast Multiple Myeloma Support Group 6 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly at the Oak Hill Hospital Partners Club (formerly Spring Hill Enrichment Center) at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (State Road 50), Brooksville. Free dinner buffet will be served. Contact Herb and Dianne Terry at 352-621-0672 or hterry1@tampabay.rr.com, or Richard Blustein at 352428-4536 or Blustein22@ aol.com. SPRING HILL Look Good Feel Better Support Group, 3:30 to 5 p.m. third Wednesday monthly at the Florida Cancer Specialists, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203, in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call 352-688-7744. SPRING HILL Amputee support group 7 p.m. the last Monday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Eva Baker at 352592-7232.C4TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEHEALTH& LIFE Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769452 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County A special luminaria ceremony held during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. Relay is a community gathering where everyone can join the fight against cancer. Please light a candle in honor or In memory of my loved one/friend who has battled cancer. Crystal River April 5 Crystal River High School www.relayforlife.org/crystalriverfl Lecanto April 12 Lecanto High School www.relayforlife.org/lecantofl Inverness April 19 Citrus High School www.relayforlife.org/invernessfl For more information call 637-5577 Light the way to a cure Light the way to a cure all-volunteer force for the past 40 years and women have become an integral part of it. Nearly 15 percent of the 1.4 million troops on active duty are female. More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or other countries in support of the wars. There have been 152 women killed in fighting. Americans overwhelmingly support allowing female volunteers to serve in ground combat roles by a 75-25 margin, according to the Quinnipiac poll. But the survey of 1,772 registered voters found them conflicted over mandated military service for women. On the question of reestablishing a military draft, male and female voters said they were opposed, 65-28, according to the poll. If a draft were called, however, men backed the conscription of women as well as men, by 59-36, the poll said. But 48 percent of the women surveyed said they did not want women to be drafted while 45 percent said they should be. Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, a California Air National Guard pilot who served three tours in Afghanistan, said excluding women from a draft reinforces a stereotype that they are less capable than men and need to be protected. Not every woman can handle a close combat job, she said, and neither can every man. But they can contribute in other ways if a crisis demands their service, said Hegar, who received a Purple Heart for wounds she suffered when her Medevac helicopter was shot at during a mission near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Hegar and three other female service members filed a lawsuit last year challenging the combat ban on the grounds that the policy unfairly blocked them from promotions and other advancements open to men. The suit did not address the question of draft registration for women. You cant pick and choose when equality should apply to you, Hegar said. Making generalized statements like, Women are capable of being in combat or Women are incapable of being in combat, are equally ignorant. People are either competent or theyre not competent. DRAFTContinued from Page C1 against the use of medical marijuana. A wonderful review of this topic was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., reported there is a growing body of mainly anecdotal literature supporting the efficacy of marijuana, particularly for cases that are not responding to conventional pharmaceutical treatments. In the United States, there are currently no vaporized inhalants as an alternative to medicinal marijuana, and the oral medications that have the active ingredient of marijuana are poorly suited to relieving distress due to their slow onset and unreliable response in patients. Translated, this means the best way to get any medical benefits from marijuana is to smoke it. Although the patient may find the psychoactive effects of marijuana unacceptable, it may be beneficial, and should be recommended if conservative treatment options have failed. However, there are two thought processes regarding the use of marijuana. Researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, and the Institute for Behavior and Health in Rockville, Md., note there is little evidence suggesting smoked marijuana will improve pain, nausea or other symptoms. Other effects of smoking marijuana should be considered, including the mental side effects, the impact of smoking on pulmonary disease and the potential impact on tumor progression. Prescription marijuana compounds, such as Marinol, do have some positive attributes, like oral administration, chemical purity, precise dosage and sustained action, and in many patients may have similar efficacy without the potential negative side effects of smoking marijuana. Based upon this, these researchers feel there is little scientific basis for recommending that a patient smoke marijuana for symptom control. So yes, there is a lot of debate going on regarding the use of medical marijuana, along with the pros and cons of actually smoking the marijuana versus using the prescription compounds that contain ingredients found in marijuana. This debate is going on all over the country, and it will take many years to come to a conclusion.Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board-certified radiation oncologist and a member of the Citrus County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer on WYKE TV at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, or email cjbennett@rboi.com. BENNETTContinued from Page C1 GROUPSContinued from Page C3 MORE ONLINE Read more about this at www.chronicleonline.com. SPEAKERS AVAILABLE Seven Rivers Regional Speakers Bureau brings customized programs to clubs, churches and other community organizations. Contact Amy Kingery at 352-795-8344 or amy.kingery@hma.com. The Alzheimers Family Organization has speakers available for your organization or club. This presentation will include basic Alzheimers information and the services and programs that the organization offers to the Central Florida community. Call 888-496-8004 or 727-848-8888. SPRING HILL Health Matters Home Care has a Registered Nurse available to do free speaking engagements for your group, club, church or organization. Call 352-686-4493 or 352-686-5593. The Citrus Team of HPH Hospice and its not-forprofit homecare affiliate, HPH Homecare, provide free, ongoing education to Citrus County residents about their many programs, services and volunteer opportunities. There is no charge for a speaker and the solicitation of funds is never involved. Educational materials are provided at no charge. Call Anne Black, community liaison, at 352-527-4600.

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cells against potential damage due to oxidation. Green tea has been shown to have a protective effect against prostate cancer in various laboratory and clinical studies. The green tea polyphenol (GTP) is said to play a protective role at various stages of prostate cancer development. Studies have shown a significant reduction in precancerous changes in the prostate (PIN changes) in people who drink green tea. Studies done at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have shown the benefits of pomegranate extract in slowing the rise of PSA (prostate specific antigen). PSA doubling time (PSADT) is often used a marker to measure the progression of prostate cancer. In the study led by Dr. Michael Carducci at Johns Hopkins, patients who received pomegranate extract daily for up to 18 months increased the doubling time of their PSA from 11.9 months to 18.5 months. Earlier hopes that selenium and Vitamin E may be beneficial in prostate cancer prevention have been dashed. In fact, there was an increase in prostate cancer in patients who were given synthetic alpha-tocopherol vitamin E. Saw palmetto extract also did not have any effect on the PSA levels even at high doses. While more studies are needed to confirm these effects, the popular perception that vitamins and other supplements are benign and always beneficial is to be questioned. Resveratrol, a compound found in red wines and grape skins, has been shown to improve the response of prostate cancer to treatment with radiation, according to Dr. Michael Nicholl, a researcher at the University of Missouri. Animal studies have also shown some protective effect of resveratrol in preventing prostate cancer. In summary, if you want to improve your chances of preventing prostate cancer, reduce red meat consumption (especially pan-fried meat), and add tomatoes to your diet. Green tea, pomegranate juice or red wine could help you wash it down! Udaya Kumar. M.D., FRCS Urol, Dip. Urol (London), is certified by the American Board of Urology and the Board of Urology of U.K. and Ireland. He is a former professor of urology with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Contact him at 3475 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448 or 352-628-7671. KUMARContinued from Page C1 Q:I enjoy reading your articles in the Chronicleand had a question for you regarding my treatment. I have been a patient for many years at a local dentists office that has recently changed hands and am a little worried that they are trying to market added services that may not be entirely necessary. In this respect, they have quoted me a relatively expensive price to do deep cleaning around my molar teeth in all four corners, which requires numbing. I do not have dental insurance, so they recommended a plan that would reduce the cost slightly but requires me to join their plan. I have good dental practices, including flossing every morning and brushing for at least two minutes, two to three times a day. I also see the hygienist three to four times a year for cleaning. It seems to me the hygienists work has been less complete as of recently. My thoughts are that if the hygienist was doing her job properly three to four times a year and with my dental practices that this deep cleaning should not be needed. BTW, I do not smoke, am a 55-year-old male, have a little gum recession going on due to hard brushing and have not had a cavity since I was in my teens. I have two molars that are caps due to cracking, but otherwise have all my teeth. Any recommendations or thoughts? A: This is a great question. I think I understand your situation perfectly. It sounds as though you have a good handle on your dental experiences. You seem to know your mouth well, as well as taken care of it the best you could. What you could be experiencing is a changeover from a private dental practice to a corporate one. In some cases it is obvious there has been a changeover, but in others the corporation is concealed behind the name of the private dentist for a number of years before it becomes public knowledge that the practice is now being run by a corporation. In either case, this is becoming a more prevalent situation recently. Before I go any further on this subject, please note that what I write today is only my opinion. I have no way of knowing if my assumptions are correct. It is only opinion based on what I have seen, heard from patients, read in dental journals and my experiences. I have seen many patients like yourself for either a consultation or a new patient examination after an experience like you have described. In situations such as you have described, I usually find a few deeper pockets that need to be addressed. However, rarely with the need for four quadrants of root planning and scaling, as you mentioned. My approach is usually to treat the areas of need more locally, use some medications I have had great success with, and see the patient back in three months to re-evaluate the situation. In most cases, the patient is back on track to maintaining their periodontal disease with regular care and avoided the full-mouth scaling you mentioned. The scenario discussed above is reserved for patients such as yourself who are regular with their office visits, as well as their home care. I have also seen patients who might have moved from another state, being under the care of the same dentist for many years. If their dental office was not in the habit of screening for periodontal disease regularly and they show up for a new patient exam, they may end up being diagnosed with moderate to advanced periodontal disease and require exactly what you mentioned. This is usually a shock to the patient, but may, in fact, be true. I know what I mentioned here are extremes, but my point is there are many stages of periodontal disease. The first and most important phase of care is the proper diagnosis. Once that is done, the options for treatment should be discussed. Depending on the specific dentist and the type of office that dentist works in, you will usually get a different approach to the same issue (as long as the diagnosis is accurate). Many of the journals I read discuss the idea that corporate dentistry has shareholders to answer to. They also mention that, in order to meet their bottom line, those in charge in the corporation dictate what materials and labs are allowed to be used. In addition, it is said there are daily quotas to be met. It has also been said that this kind of environment often leads to situations like you have experienced. This is unfortunate, because most people do not view health care in this light. Unfortunately, it is a reality in the world we live in. For those of you who have been reading this column for some time, you probably already know what I am going to say next. If you have an uncomfortable feeling in your gut, like something is wrong, you need to pay attention to it. A second opinion is usually a good next step, but be wary of where you go for that opinion. My suggestion is to go to a specialist in the field that you have doubts about. Listen to what they have to say and make an informed decision on the next step. It has been my experience that gut feelings are rarely wrong, as long as you are being honest about the situation. I hope I have shed some light on the issue you are facing. Good luck in your search for the truth. Dr. Frank Vascimini is a dentist practicing in Homosassa. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@MasterpieceDental Studio.com.HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 C5 the disease grows and progresses slowly, and it may take years for symptoms to appear or for treatment to be needed. In fact, some patients may never need treatment for their CLL. The other half of people who develop CLL have a type that grows more quickly and needs treatment sooner. Unfortunately, my patient fell into the half whose cancer progressed relatively faster. He received various different chemotherapies through the years, including Fludarabine, Rituxan, Bendamustine and oral Revlimid. Currently, he is on Bendamustine and Rituxan and is doing fairly OK. Recently, there was an American Society of Hematology annual meeting in Atlanta. Researchers presented data on a new and very promising drug called Ibrutinib. This is a novel drug and is not yet approved by the FDA. This works by completely new mechanism of action by targeting Brutons tyrosine kinase (BTK) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). We do not have any other drug which works by this pathway. Also, it is an oral drug the patient takes at home. In one study involving 116 patients with previously untreated or relapsed or refractory CLL, almost 70 percent showed objective responses, reported John Byrd, M.D., of Ohio State University in Columbus. Progression-free survival (i.e., cancer did not progress after stopping treatment) after 22 months in the trial was 96 percent among the treatmentnaive patients and 76 percent in those who had failed or relapsed on previous conventional therapies. This is an amazing response. Another study also confirmed a similar response rate. Its main side effects were lowering blood count, infections and diarrhea. It may be combined with Rituxan, a drug that is available and widely used in patients with CLL. This is very amazing. Ibrutinib could quickly become the standard of care for CLL if ongoing and planned phase III trials show similar results. As per one of the researchers: Its orally active, its well tolerated, its not chemo, and it produces excellent responses, particularly in patients who are elderly and frail and not necessarily suitable for the more intensive chemotherapy regimens that have become the firstline treatment for the younger, fitter patients, she said. Theres a lot of excitement about the possibility of the landscape changing, and of moving towards having chemo-free treatments for patients with CLL that are as effective as giving them chemotherapy agents. My patient will be a good candidate for this in the future once this drug gets approval by the FDA.Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email sgandhi@tampabay.rr. com or call 352-746-0707. GANDHIContinued from Page C1 of patients whose disease process has progressed beyond the point of care or regression. The goal of doctors is to extend ones life. But the quality of life must be taken into account, as well. The goal of palliative care is to achieve the best of both worlds, so to speak, to relieve a patients suffering and control of their symptoms until the time of death, and try to restore and maintain ones functional capacity as long as possible. I really dont think there is a situation where doctors can say there is nothing more that can be done. There cam always be something done to maintain quality of life, no matter how short it may be. If cure is not possible, then the goal should be relief of suffering and control of symptoms. Sometimes there are some barriers to providing good-quality palliative care on the part of the doctor and the patients. Sometimes there is a rational fear of using narcotic pain medications as being dangerous or illegal at the cost of making the patient addicted. Fortunately, there have been some changes in peoples attitudes that have made this less of a problem, but it still exists to a certain degree. Providing compassionate care and allowing patients to be comfortable using current medications and technology can be just as cutting-edge to a greatly ill patient as is some stateof-the-art technology such as the computers and lasers nowadays used routinely in surgery. Fortunately, nowadays health care systems have a multidisciplinary approach to palliative care. Your doctor or surgeon might be a wonderful doctor, but might need the help of other specialists, hospital staff and services to treat the complexities of pain and symptom management. In this day and age, there is no lack of effective available tools, but sometimes failure to utilize them properly due to barriers and phobias on the part of the patient and doctor. Patients who are gravely ill and very much in fear at this point in their lives need not fear the abandonment of their physician, family and friends. As mentioned previously, there is always something, however little, that can be done to help patients. I would like to thank The American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery for their resources in putting together this article. Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. GRILLOContinued from Page C1 Reader questioning recommended care Dr. Frank VasciminiSOUND BITES 000E0SG 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 352-628-0012 www.MasterpieceDentalStudio.com Always Welcoming New Patients FRANK J. VASCMINI, DDS 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 000DUJB The popular perception that vitamins and other supplements are benign and always beneficial is to be questioned. 000DUJI

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Submit information at least two weeks before the e vent. Multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle of fices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an e vent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. News NOTES News NOTES Shrimp alfredo on menu at postBlanton-Thompson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155, Crystal River, will serve a shrimp alfredo dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the post home, 6585 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway. All members and the public are welcome to come and enjoy dinner with their friends and families for a donation of $7. All profits support the many programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. For more information, call Unit President Sandy White at 352-249-7663.Retired officers to meet Feb. 28The National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers (NARLEO) will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at American Legion Post 155, 6585 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. The executive board meets at 6:30 p.m. The organization is open to active and retired law enforcement officers. Qualified visitors are always welcome; bring law enforcement identification. For more information, call Andrew J. Tarpey, president, at 352-344-9313.Camera Club to gather March 4The Camera Club at Citrus County Art Center, 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Hernando, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. Guest speaker will be Jorge Blanco the owner of Caf Impressions in the Crystal River Mall, which specializes in canvas printing, image enlargements and more. Blanco was born in Cuba and lives in Crystal River, where he can focus on his passion for photography. His main interest has been to capture nature in his photography. He visualizes the subject matter as a work of art and combines multiple exposures to bring out colors and details that often hide in the shadows. First-time visitors are welcome to attend the meeting. COMMUNITYPage C6TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Precious PawsADOPTABLES Kitties Special to the ChronicleYoung felines in a variety of colors solid black, tabbies, orange and black and white are all waiting for a loving home. A few are truly lap cats, others are more independent and one or two would like to be the only cat in the household. Each feline is special. Stop by the Crystal River Mall adoption center and find just the perfect pet. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44 in Inverness during regular store hours. The mall adoption center is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. View pets at www.precious pawsflorida.com or call 352-726-4700. Come get a Furry ValentineFor the month of February, courtesy of Adopt a Rescued Pet, Citrus County Animal Services offers discounted prices on dogs at its My Furry Valentine promotion. Every dog will be offered for the regular adoption price, minus the discount equal to its weight ($10 for 10 pounds, $20 for 20 pounds, etc., to $60 for 60 pounds and more). A separate $5 county license fee applies. Animals Services is at 4030 S. Airport Road in Inverness. Call 352-746-8400 for more information, or visit www.citruscritters.org.Young business leaders soughtAll 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. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. Reservations are requested by calling Keith Pullias at 352795-3149.Post to cook chili, cornbreadThe public is welcome to join Eugene Quinn Post 4337 and Auxiliaries, 906 State Road 44 E., Inverness, for its annual Chili/Cornbread Cook-off and Chinese Auction on March 3. All entries must be in by 1 p.m. for judging at 2 p.m., with prizes for first, second and third places. Auction tickets go on sale at 1 p.m., with drawings to pick the winners at 3 p.m. This years auction items include Hess collectibles, a cedar chest, jewelry, knick-knacks and more. The kitchen will be open for lunch. For more information, call Jean Hays at 352-6372124, or the post at 352344-3495.Railroaders meet at fairgroundsThe Citrus Model Railroad Club will meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Robinson Horticulture Building of the Citrus County Fairgrounds. The program will be speaker Tom Hancock, a retired railroad employee who will offer insights on the life of a rail workman in various jobs and locations. For more information, call Bob Penrod at 352797-6315.Come karaoke, eat fish at postAmerican Legion Allen Rawls Post 77 hosts karaoke from 5 to 8 p.m. the first and third Fridays monthly, with a fish fry on the third Friday at the post home, 4375 S. Little Al Point, Inverness. Everyone is welcome. The menu features fried and baked haddock, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw, tea, lemonade coffee and soft drink for $8. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. and karaoke will begin at 5 p.m. Call Norm at 352-8602981 or 352-476-2134. Recently, I attended a benefit dinner dance in Inverness for the Citrus County Boys & Girls Clubs, sponsored by Mamas Kuntry Kitchen Caf and Virgilio Investments. Joann Kissell assisted with the reservations. We were greeted warmly by Arnold and Mary Ann Virgilio as deejay Saleen played a Bob Seger hit, Why Dont You Stay, and Rod Stewarts Have I Told You Lately That I Love You. Among those gathered in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs were Judge Mark and Deb Yerman, Dr. David and Linda Powers, a school board member, as well as Alan ONeal and Linda Ross of Events Solutions. Fresh flowers adorned the tables around the room in colorful red and white carnations and daisies, which were given away as door prizes at the end of the evening. Local merchants and friends of the Boys & Girls Clubs donating door prizes were R.J. Roofing, Reyna Bell family, the Arnold Virgilio family, Little Joeys Italian Restaurant, Tey Burn Computer Service, Pizza Hut, the Kracker Shack of Inverness and the Little Flower Shop. Chef Robert Carte presented a gourmet dinner served by Erin and Kim. Saleen kept the music flowing as the crowd filled the dance floor to the beat of the Beach Boys Kokomo, followed by a spirited chorus line with Frank Sinatras New York, New York, to the sheer delight of the New York and New Jersey Florida transplants. We thrilled to Chers version of Its In His Kiss. Lively twisters got it on with Chubby Checkers The Twist. We looked in awe as tiny 2-year-old Aiden Syip twisted with the best of the crowd. Citrus Community Center dance instructors June and Ben Querpel glided by and greeted fans who appreciate her lessons of the latest dance routines at the community center. Hot! Hot! Hot! livened up the crowd as the servers continued to check to see if we were in need of additional refreshments. The Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow was a favorite of the crowd of dancing enthusiasts. It was such a delightful way to meet and greet friends of the Boys & Girls Clubs and volunteers who appreciate the efforts of the clubs ongoing mentoring activities. Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Lively dance party benefits clubs Ruth LevinsAROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleCitrus County Cruisers, a local classic car club based in Crystal River, will have its 29th annual Car & Truck Show on March 3 at Crystal vehicle dealerships on U.S. 19 in Homosassa. All 200-plus show participants are vehicles that are 25 years or older. There will be food vendors on site, along with a 50-50 drawing, a Chinese auction, door prizes and a deejay spinning old-time rock n roll. The event is free. There will be a valve cover race at 12:30 p.m. If your vehicle is 25 years old, and you want to enter it for a shot at a (locally made) Corian trophy, registration is $15 for pre-registered, or $20 that day. There will be a $2,000 scholarship raffle, which enables the group to give scholarships to deserving students at Withlacoochee Technical Institute in the automotive field. For more information, visit www.citruscountycruisers.com. Cruisers to reminisce Car club slates 29th annual Car & Truck Show for March 3 Special to the ChronicleEveryone is invited to stroll down candlelit paths in Old Homosassa to enjoy works of local artists at the 13th annual Luminary Art Nights from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2. The evening event is an open house at the art shops in the historic area. It features demonstrations, displays and refreshments. All featured shops are owned and operated by the artists. Free parking is available and there is no admission charge. Visitors may view, and purchase, works such as sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. Participating will be: Olde Mill House Museum wood, glass and metal work; River Safaris & Safari Caf pottery; Glass Garage stained and fused glass; Pepper Creek Pottery sculptural and functional clay works and studio; Riverworks & Homosassa Smokehouse Jenkins copper sculpture and driftwood furniture; Owls Pellet Studio photography, paintings and local nautical art. Call 352-628-5222 or 352212-3617 for information. Special to the ChronicleThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present How to Start Writing a Historical Novel. in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. Time permitting, president Joyce Moore will lead a followup discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the 12 stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Marian Fox at 352-7260162; visit www.fchns.org. Luminary Art Walk in Homosassa Stroll down candlelit paths this weekend at annual event Congratulations to the winners of the fifth annual Citrus Has Talent show staged Friday, Feb. 8, at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. First place went to Sophie Robitaille, sponsored by Robitaille and Samargya, Attorneys-at-Law; second place went to Georgette Bass and Tom Baker, who were sponsored by Avante; and third place went to Anna Mary Rodriguez, who was sponsored by Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Money raised goes to the Senior Foundation, which helps support unmet needs of Citrus County seniors. Masters of ceremonies were Brad Thorpe and Cathy Pearson and the judges were Rebecca Bays, Dennis Miller, Sam Himmel and Frank Miller.Special to the Chronicle Citrus Has Talent Historical novelists to meet March 2 Author will talk group through five steps to get started writing

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013 C7CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.The best improvement in bridge in the last 20 years is the employment of useless cards to send suit-preference signals. Without this style of defense, West would have to guess what to do in this deal. With suit preference, it is easy. How should the play and defense go in four spades after West leads the diamond king? South has four losers: three hearts and one diamond. (West cannot have the ace and king of hearts, because his opening lead would have been the heart ace, not the diamond king.) But South has 10 potential tricks: five spades, two diamonds and three clubs. His best play is to take the first trick and immediately to lead back his diamond jack. To defeat the contract, West must win with his queen and shift to a heart. But how will he know that is right instead of a club switch? At trick one, East plays his diamond two, discouraging. But on the second round, he can play the seven or four. Wanting a heart shift, he drops the seven, the higher card asking for the higherranking of the other two side suits. Now West knows exactly what to do. If you have only low trumps, you can also use those to send suit-preference signals. In this deal, if South immediately draws trumps, East can play eight-six-three-two, always the highest calling for a heart. The snag with these signals is that you and your partner have to watch the cards very carefully. But if you do, you will defeat more contracts. 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(WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 20ChrisChrisFunny Home VideosMotherMotherMotherMotherWGN News at NineFunny Home Videos Dear Annie: I am a 21year-old female, quite independent, happy and full of life. Last year I started dating Luke, age 26. We hit it off great, and I fell in love. But two months ago, something changed. Luke recently started a new company. One day, he randomly decided he needed a break from our relationship to focus on his business. He made me promise to stay faithful. After three weeks, we started arguing. I found it stupid that I was supposed to remain faithful while he was out partying every weekend, going to bars and clubs. He kept texting my sister, saying he didnt want to be with me. When Id confront him, hed say he was only kidding. I tried hard to work this out. Two weeks ago, we planned to hang out, but Luke didnt answer my calls. He never even bothered to cancel our plans. I finally had enough and sent him a text ending things completely. Annie, the entire two months we were apart, I was a wreck. I still cant stop thinking about him. I know I did the right thing by breaking it off. But sometimes, I am filled with regret, as if I wasnt a good enough girlfriend. How can I be happy again without faking it? Lost in My Heart Dear Lost: This has nothing to do with your value as a girlfriend. Luke was simply not the right guy. He didnt have the courage to break things off in an honest way and made himself repeatedly unavailable, hoping youd take the initiative and let him go. It is natural for you to grieve the end of a relationship that you expected to last. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family, pamper yourself, and fake it until you make it. Time will heal this. We promise. Dear Annie: I used to keep in touch with my grandchildren via email, but lately, they have not been answering my letters. Their parents told me that teenagers prefer to text rather than email. In my technological ignorance, I thought texting was the same as emailing. Just what is texting? Technologically Impaired in New York Dear New York: Nearly every cellphone has a text function where you can send a typed message to someone elses cellphone. On older models, you may need to check your owners manual to find out how to do this, and it can also require several keystrokes to get the right letters. But newer smartphones have an icon for messaging right on the screen and a keyboard that appears when you use the function, making texting simple and quick. And the parents are right most teens prefer it to emailing, although there is a cost involved. If you are interested in getting a new phone, please know that many companies offer tutorials to go with it. Dear Annie: The letter from Some Talk, Please sounded like one Ive been writing in my head for a decade. My husband of 20 years is also great around the house and with our kids, but he prefers groping to actual conversation and cant understand why it doesnt turn me on. Im sad that he feels rejected, but I work two jobs and help care for my parents. Im too tired for sex at the drop of a hat. He also thinks that when our teenage kids have friends over, its a great time to escape to the bedroom. I consider that inappropriate. Can you shed any light on this? A Few Words Would Help Dear Few Words: Your husband is so focused on his own satisfaction that it apparently cuts off oxygen to his brain. You need to be very specific about what you want from him and offer rewards when he complies. Behavior modification can be a very useful tool. To our Bahai readers: Happy Ayyam-i-Ha. Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email your questions to anniesmail box@comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge (Answers tomorrow) LUNCH ADAPTNARROW POLICE Yesterdays Jumbles: Answer: He tried to teach his son how to fish, but his son couldnt CATCH ON Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. MILBP PENIT HOXTAR LAPTEL Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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C8TUESDAY, FEBRUARY26, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOMICS Pickles Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Snitch (PG-13)1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) In 3D. 1:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. No passes. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) 4:45 p.m. Safe Haven (PG-13)1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. A Good Day to Die Hard (R) 1:40 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Identity Thief (R) 1:25 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:25 p.m. Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Dark Skies (PG-13) 2 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 8 p.m. Snitch (PG-13)1:30 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) In 3D. 1:25 p.m., 7:05 p.m. No passes. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) 4:20 p.m. Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m. Safe Haven (PG-13)1:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m. A Good Day to Die Hard (R) 1:55 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:50 p.m. Side Effects (R) 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. Identity Thief (R) 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Warm Bodies (PG-13) 1:50 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Flashback Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times provided by Regal Cinemas and are subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Mix. WXOF-FM 96.3 Adult Mix WEKJ FM 96.7, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s to s WRZN-AM 720 Adult Mix LocalRADIO KNZ UZJK JLBZGKBJK BJ AWZG KA ZOWZDBZGLZ XGC UZSBGJ TBKN DAYXGLZ KNZ BCZX KNXK XGFKNBGS BJ WAJJBUVZ. DXF UDXCUHDFPrevious Solution: The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not. Edward Albee (c) 2013 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 2-26

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TUESDAY,FEBRUARY26,2013C 9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS Fax: (352) 563-5665 l Toll Free: (888) 852-2340 l Email: classifieds@chronicleonline.com l website: www.chronicleonline.comTo place an ad, call563-5966 ChronicleClassifiedsClassifieds In Print and Online All The Time699184 000DVNQ 000DVO2 Rocker Chairs2 Heavy dark wood rockers $50.00 pair, Great cond. 352-201-4522 Solid Oak kitchen oval pedestal table 58x39 w/ 6 chairs $175; X-wide cushioned wicker chair & footstool, 4 pillows, $125 (352) 425-0667 STEELDESK 22X42 top with 5 draws very solid needs paint $25.00 352-586-8657 Triple Dresser w/ Mirror, 10 Drawer Excel. Cond. $250. (352) 220-3883 TRUNDLE BED w/ 2 mattress $195; double mattress w/ box spring & frame. Like new, $175 (352) 586-0493 TWIN BEDS Mattresses, Box Springs and Frames $75.00 each 352-382-7454 Twin Hide-A-Bed brown tweed exc. cond. $100 765-748-4334 HONDA SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER 2007 HONDAHRR21 LAWN MOWER $100FIRM 586-7222 Lawn Motor Self Propelled $50.00 Scotts Fert spreader $20.00 352-527-3948 Roto-Tiller Troy-Built Pony rear tine, 5hsp, runs good $200 firm 352-507-1490 SPREADERExtra-large manual, 12 tires, for seeds, fertilizer,etc. great shape-$25(352)212-1596 Staghorn Fern4 ft diameter excellent condition $125.00 firm (352) 489-6212 2 MENS SPORTS JACKETS SIZE 40R VARIOUS COLORS $30ea 352-613-0529 BOYS WINTER CLOTHING SIZES 5 & 6 SHIRTS, PANTS & JACKETS $25 352-613-0529 Mens Durango Boots 11 D & Harley Davidson Boots 9D both pairs $150 352-795-7254 MENS SUITS SIZES 34X30 & 36X30, $70 EACH 352-613-0529 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3AUCTIONS 2/26: On Site -9am Antique Tractors, Cars, Tools, @ 3363 S Fitch Ave Inverness 34452 2/28: Estate Walk About-3pm Furniture, Household, Tools & plenty more. 3/3: Antique & Collectible -1pm Furniture, Estate Jewels, Sterling, art, coins & more *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267AB1667 Estate Sale Whole house full of Furniture and accessories Call for appt. to view 352-794-3693 FUTON metal, light oak frame beige mattress & cover very good condition $225, 352-628-2753 GlassForTable top 1 3x5 1/4thick 1 48 round1/2 thick 352-422-2164 Leather CouchNavy Blue, exec. cond. $175.00, Wht leather love seat, good condition $125.00 (SMW) 352-503-7536 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used, Org $3000, sacrifice $975. CHERRY, BEDROOM SETSolid Wood, new in factory boxes Org. $6000, sacrifice $1995. Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. Maple Rider Rocker w/footstool, green cushions $50 352-795-7254 Mattress Sets Beautiful Factory Seconds twin $99.95 full $129.95 qn $159.95, kg $249.95 352-621-4500 Motorized Recliner King size,black vinyl rocker/recliner, 7 mo old, $400 (352) 489-6341 Ornate Victorian Bed w/dresser $450, Oak Bar w/brass Rails $275, good cond.352-895-0140 Sleeper Sofa Navy velour ottoman and corner chair good condition 1 round glass coffee table and 1 sofa table $550 352-464-2335 40 Sweep States Computers/ Monitors/ Desks/Chairs/Loader and Server. Best Offer (352) 341-2200 CHAIR-Office Max, grey managers chair, great shape, $20 (352)212-1596 Diestler Computer New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 Wii Original Wii with extra numchuk, 2 games, 2 controllers $95 firm 352-205-7973/220-4483 4Bush Hog good condition 352-422-4548 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3AUCTIONS 2/26: On Site -9am Antique Tractors, Cars, Tools, @ 3363 S Fitch Ave Inverness 34452 2/28: Estate Walk About-3pm Furniture, Household, Tools & plenty more. 3/3: Antique & Collectible -1pm Furniture, Estate Jewels, Sterling, art, coins & more *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267AB1667 2 Swivel Rockers Very Good Cond. Wine Colored $75.00, Winged back Chair Beige $40.00 (SMW) 352-503-7536 8 pc Oak -King Bedroom Suite, 10 wall & Pier and two etageres, dresser, mirror, chest & armoire, pd $6000, sacrifice $1500 765-748-4334 48 Round Oak Pedestal Tble $90 & 6 drawer wooden desk $50 352-726-5159 BroyHill Pecan Dinning roomset,2 leafs, rectangle table, 6 high back chair, china hutch, exec. cont. $550.00 718-666-6624 China Hutch 2 pc, 2 doors on hutch, very good condition $150; (352) 527-0137 Deacons Bench Made from Hatch Cover of 1900 Sailing Vessel, Originally sold at Abercrombie & Fitch in NYC $300352-746-0100 DINETTE SET 5 pcs MarbleTop table w/glass insert, 4 floral padded chairs 3 pc. 7ft Wall Unit ,mirror back w/lights, shelves, 2 side beveled doors, 3 Glass top tables, 1 oval coffee table, 2 round end tables. $500 for all, pls call (352) 527-9862 SMITTYSAPPLIANCE REPAIR.Also wanted dead or alive washers & dryers. FREE pick up 352-564-8179 TAPPAN ELECTRIC DOUBLE OVEN/RANGE. Ovens and elements work fine. $75 OBO. 527 1239 Whirlpool. Electric Range, self cleaning, broiler never used 2 large & 2 small heating elements, unit in excel. cond. works perfectly. No dings $100. (352) 489-4649 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3AUCTIONS 2/26: On Site -9am Antique Tractors, Cars, Tools, @ 3363 S Fitch Ave Inverness 34452 2/28: Estate Walk About-3pm Furniture, Household, Tools & plenty more. 3/3: Antique & Collectible 1pm Furniture, Estate Jewels, Sterling, art, coins & more *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267AB1667 12 CUTOFF WHEELS 5/32x20mm 3 metal 1 masonary all 4 $35.00 352-586-8657 14 Abrasive Cut-Off Saw 4085IIT $50 Craftsman 4 drawer work table, steel top $75. 352-447-6139 Auto-Repair Manuals 1981, 1977-1983 $50. 352-447-6139 BANDSAW 6 CRAFTSMAN VG to EX cond w/legs $100. Call 527-6425 BENCH GRINDER Ashland industrial 5 bench grinder. 3450 rpm. $35.00 352-527-7840 SONY 42 FLAT SCREEN TV $100 (347) 266-9328 YAMAHARECEIVER GOOD CONDITION $85 352-613-0529 YAMAHASPEAKERS SETOF 5 GOOD CONDITION $100 352-613-0529 2 Doors Framed $40., obo 12 Windows Large $250 obo Will separte (352) 270-8044 7 Windows 1 Door, w/ upperslide/ open window, all bronze in color $250 obo (352) 795-9187 STUCCOMechanic Wanted Crew leader position All inquiries Please call: (352) 746 5951 APPT. SETTERS NEEDED$500. Sign on Bonus. Great Commission Pay and weekly bonuses Call Bob 352-628-3500 GENERAL LABORERF/T, Clean Lic. Drug Test, GED required ApplyAt 8189 S. Florida Ave., Floral City. 8AM-3PM NEWSPAPER CARRIER WANTEDNewspaper carrier wanted for early morning delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other newspapers for home delivery customers. 3 to 4 hours per day. Must have insured and reliable vehiclepreferable a van SUV, or pick up with a cap -Large enough to hold our Sunday product Apply in Person 1624 N Medowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am-5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle CARE GIVERDependable for 115 lb woman. 5p-8p, 6 days week. Send Resume whgn@ t amp abay .rr .com AVAILABLE Pool Supply S tore W/ Service and Rep air Cash Flowing over a $100,000! Call Pat **(813) 230-7177** Antique Wooded Tool Box Loaded with Machinist tools $400 352-344-1713 700-50s & 60s LPs Record Player & CD Recorder $350 for all 352-527-6955 ADVERTISING INSIDE SALES RepresentativeThe Citrus County Chronicle is now accepting applications for an Advertising Inside Sales Representative. Must have minimum of 2 years sales experience with proven sales results. Must be able to maintain current account base as well as prospecting for new clients over the phone. Fast paced environment that requires ability to multi task with ease. Computer proficiency a must. Excellent organizational and customer service skills. Fax cover letter and resume to HR at: (352)564-2935 or email: djkamlot@chronicle online.com Final applicant must undergo a drug screening. EOE ENERGETIC RETAILSALESW/Sales Experience for gift shop in Inverness, min 30 hrs. Mail ResumeTo: PO Box 1282, Inverness, FL34451 Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln In Crystal RiverSALESGood Benefits, 401K, & Medical Plans. Retail sales exp. helpful, will train. Were looking for a long term relationship.Apply in person Mon.-Sat. 9-5. 2440 US. 19 Crystal River, Florida. Just North Of The Mall. Drug Free Workplace AutoTechnicianMin. 5 years, exp. with tools Automotion, Floral City 352-341-1881 CARPENTERCarpenters with 5 years experience, duties include, but not limited to: wood & metal framing, hardie siding & trims. Work in Marion, Lake,Sumter,& surrounding areas. Must have own transportation to job sites. DFWP 352-690-6334 please come in and fill out an application at 2531 NW 35th Street, Ocala, FL. 34475 Manufacturer of A/C grilles, registers and diffusers is currently accepting applications for experienced Assembly workers. Must be able to read tape measure and assemble parts using hand tools, hands and machinery. Welding experience a plus. Apply in Person (Mon-Fri between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm). Metal Industries, 400 W. Walker Ave., Bushnell, Fl 33513. Excellent benefits package, 401k. DFW, EOE. Now Hiring Pest Control Technicianmust have valid Dr. Lic. & good driving record, self motivated, punctual, physically able to do light manual labor. Exp. pref. Will train the right person. Pls. Call 352-726-2840 STEELCUTTER / WELDERInter County Recycling in Lecanto, Fl. is looking for an experienced Steel Cutter, with Welding Experience also. Full time, Pays $13.50 per hour. Drug Free Workplace. E-mail resumes to Resume1801@yahoo .com, No walk-ins or phone calls FL. JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crabs@ $6.00lb Delivered 352-795-0077 Adult StudentLooking for pt work MWF & some Saturdays can help with driving,cooking, nanny, elder assistance, cleaning, office work (office software certified) Call Melissa 352-949-7033 with best time to call. Retired Iowa Widower wants to rent a room $400pr mnth. clean man! 712-790-8470 PRE SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDEDExp req., CDA Preferred (352) 341-1559 MEDICAL OFFICE/FRONT DESKWest Coast Eye Institute, just off Highland Blvd, in Inverness. Looking for a bright individual, with a smile and good people skills. Full or part-time. Fill out application or leave resume at the office. 726-6633 Dental AssistantMust be proficient in crown & bridge temporizing&Dental HygienistCall 352-465-3008 or fax resume to 352-465-3009 NEEDEDExperienced,Caring & DependableCNAs/HHAsHourly & Live-in,flex schedule offeredLOVING CARE(352) 860-0885 RN/LPN CNA/HHAsNeeded for home care. Make your own schedule. 888/783-1133 csi.recruit@cgsi.cc www.csicaregiver. com INSURANCE AGENT WANTEDLooking for licensed 220 or 440 customer service agent, salary plus benefits. email resume to: david@birdinsurance group.com Need a JOB?#1 Employment source iswww.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Todays New Ads Roto-Tiller Troy-Built Pony rear tine, 5hsp, runs good $200 firm 352-507-1490 TRAVELTRAILER14 ft KZ Sportsman Classic, 2010, Like New $6000 (352) 628-3455 WINDSHIELD Citabria, brand new PMApart, $150 obo 352-419-6086 $$ TOPDOLLAR $$ For Wrecked, Junk or Unwanted Cars/Trucks $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ $$ CASH PAID $$for junk vehicles. 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 FREE REMOV AL Appliances, Window AC, Riding Mowers, & Metals, 8Satelite Dish & MORE 352-270-4087 FLOAT PONTOON no motor, no trailer needs some work pls call 859-229-5667 or eves 352-447-4485 Free Mom, Dad or also have puppies Blue Nose Hunting Dogs, 352-795-0898 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crabs@ $6.00lb Delivered 352-795-0077 Black Labrador lost on W Homosassa Tr close to Rock Crusher 2/20 evening. 8 yrs old, neutered. Ans to Clyde, gentle dog (352) 476-7947 Lost 1 eyed black cat,short haired, male Between, Dixie land/Highland, Homosassa 352-201-4522 MIXED BREED HOUNDOG Mostly Black, little bit of Brown, 35TO 40 lbs answers to Daisy, dragging 4ft red/white leash 352-270-0812 AVAILABLE Pool Supply S tore W/ Service and Rep air Cash Flowing over a $100,000! Call Pat **(813) 230-7177** Toms Pinochle Club Looking for some good players to fill in on Thursday nights. If interested please call 352-527-9632. Todays New Ads 03 SEAPRO 1790 hp merc. vhf, gps, trol mtr, full cover, bimini, alum trlr $7200 352-419-5363pm AutoTechnicianMin. 5 years, exp. with tools Automotion, Floral City 352-341-1881 Chiroprac INVERSION TABLE mint cond. $200obo 352-503-7957 Custom Built 3/2/2 Pool Home on 1.26 acres on Golf Course 2339 sq.ft. living area 3366 sq.ft. under roof Many xtras, price reduced .352-382-1531 Estate Sale Whole house full of Furniture and accessories Call for appt. to view 352-794-3693 FISHING TACKLE Rods/ Lures/Line Hooks, Lead Weights other Misc. Related Items, $2. and up. 352-257-3288 FOREST RIVER2010, Surveyor, Sport 189, 20 ft. Travel Trailer, 1 slide, w/AC, qn. bed, awning, pwr. tonque jack, corner jacks, microwave, equilizing hitch, $9000 (352) 382-1826 Forming Country Band. (352) 527-1430 Inverness2/1 on private estate, no smoking,$650 monthly Utilities included 1st, last, sec. Req. 352-422-2393 MONTEREY07, 180 Bowrider 38hrs,mint,135hp.volvo factory loaded, alum. trlr orig. owner $14k obo 352-419-6086 N. CRYSTAL RIVER 800sq, ft. 1Bdr 12mi. north of Seven Rivers Hospital, w/d Direct TV, non-smoker (horse-stall available) $650mo. 352-586-9598 Retired Iowa Widower wants to rent a room $400pr mnth. clean man! 712-790-8470 Roto-Tiller Troy-Built Pony rear tine, 5hsp, runs good $200 firm 352-507-1490

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Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 SPRINKLERS & SOD Complete Check & Adjust, Full System $49 (352) 419-2065 ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 KINGs LAND CLEARING & TREE SERVICE Complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo & tractor work. 32 yrs. exp. (352) 220-9819 Attention Consumers! Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business.The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 BEATANYPRICE Paint & Power Wash Lawn & Trees Trim Jim (352) 246-2585 PIC PICARDS PRESSURE CLEANING& PAINTING 352-341-3300 All phases of T ile Handicap Showers, Safety Bars, Flrs. 422-2019 Lic. #2713 MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 ALLOF CITRUS Clean Ups, Clean Outs Everything from Ato Z 352-628-6790 JEFFS Cleanup/Hauling Clean outs/Dump Runs Lawns/Brush Removal Lic. (352) 584-5374 LAWNCARE N MORE Leaves, bushes, beds, cleanup, hauling. treework 352-726-9570 30 yrs. Experience! Int/Ext. Comm/Res. Lic/Ins. Jimmy **352-212-9067** CHRIS SATCHELL PAINTINGASAP 30 yrs. 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FULLLawn Service Free Est 352-344-9273 BEATANYPRICE Paint & Power wash Lawn & Trees Trim Jim (352) 246-2585 LAWNCARE N MORE Leaves, bushes, beds, cleanup, hauling. treework 352-726-9570 ATYOUR HOMEMower and small engine Its Tune Up time. 352 220 4244 **BOB BROWNS**Fence & Landscaping 352-795-0188/220-3194 A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING ALL TYPES. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352 422-7279 DRYOAK FIREWOOD SPLIT, 4 X 8 STACK $80 Delivered & St acked. 352-344-2696 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 #1A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Diestler Computer New & Used systems repairs. Visa/ MCard 352-637-5469 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM ins/lic #2579 Driveways-Patios-Sidewlk. Pool deck repair /stain. 352-257-0078 FATHER & SON Decorative Concrete Textures, Stamp,Spray Crack repair, Staining, driveways, pool decks, Lic/Ins 352-527-1097 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 HELPING HANDS Transport, shopping Dr. appts errands etc Hablo Espanol 813-601-8199 COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 #1A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic.#5863 352-746-3777 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 SMITTYSAPPLIANCE REPAIR.Also wanted dead or alive washers & dryers. FREE pick up 352-564-8179 Adult Family Care HomeAlzheimer Dementia Incontinency (SL6906450) 503-7052 HELPING HANDS Transport, shopping Dr. appts errands etc Hablo Espanol 813-601-8199 Need Help!Certified CNA avail for priv duty in-home Health Care. (352) 453-7255 JEFFS Cleanup/Hauling Clean outs/Dump Runs Lawns/Brush Removal Lic. (352) 584-5374 THE KLEEN TEAM Residential/Comm. Lic., Bonded, Insured (352) 419-6557 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! 000DVNW 2BR/1BA, MH & Land Needs little Work $17,500 9340 W.Tonto Dr., Crystal River Call 352-382-1544 or 813-789-7431 FLORALCITY By Owner, 14x 60 2/2 Split Plan w/dbl roof over, w/ porch & carport on fenced 1 acre, Very Nice Quiet, Considering ALL reasonable Cash offers. 352-586-9498 HERNANDO/486 Lg. Wkshop 2/1/den SW, w/AC,1+acre, $43,500, Cridland Real Estate JDesha (352)634-6340 HOME-ON-LANDOnly $59,900, 3/2 like new on acre. Tape-n-texture walls, new carpet & appliances,AC & heat! Warranty, $2,350 dwon, $319.22/mo P&I, W.A.C. Owner can finance. Call 352-621-9182 FLORALCITY DW, 2/2/2 carport Screen room, shed, all you need is a toothbrush to move in $17,500. Lot Rent $183. 352-344-2420 HOMOSASSASBest Housing Value Modern homes from $8,400 or Lease to Own from $179/mo. $1000.down + Lot rent at Evanridge Community an exceptional 55+Park 352 628-5977 2/1, DW, H/A, 12 x 20 glass porch Co. water & sewer, paved rd. No HOA $49,995 firm $15,000 down, own finan. (352) 567-2031 INVERNESS2b/2 ba, acre off Turner Camp Rd a/c, heat pump 3yrs. old, 30ft scn porch & 48open porch on other side, new septic, 18x31 building w/ 220 electric, shed, fenced, on canal $68,000 352-726-1791 INVERNESS 55+ Park 14 x 58, 2/1, furniture, appliances, shed, scrn. porch, $8,500. (352) 419-5133 NEW 3/2JACOBSEN HOME 5Yr. Warranty $2,650 down, only $297.44/ mo., Fixed rate W.A.C. Come and View 352-621-9181 New Palm Harbor Homes Mobile Condo $39,000. Delivered to your site -$0 down financing. John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 FLORALCITY Exceptionally Nice 3/2 on Beautiful 1 AC, treed lot, garage, shed, dock, Ideal for Fishing/ Airboats $95,900 716-523-8730 HERNANDO2/2 $450. mo. 1st last +dep 352-201-2428 2006 FLEETWOOD ENTERTAINER. 32X66. OWNER MUST SELL! CALL(352) 795-1272 43,900. 3/2,Dblewide. Delivered & set up, New Jacobsen. The only home with a 5 yr. warr., only $500 down and $293.40/ mo. P&I W.A.C. Must See 352-621-3807 2br 2ba Single Wide 12yearsYOUNG. 14X66. Trade in. WILL GO F AST! $14,900YOUR BABY $19,900 Incls Delv, Set, New A/C, skirt & steps,Must See! NO HIDDEN FEES. CALL(352) 795-1272 BIGUSED HOMES 32x80 H.O.M. $50,900 28x76 H.O.M. $43,500 28x70 ScotBilt $42,500 40x42 Palm Har. $65k 28X70 Live oak $52,500 We Sell Homes for Hnder $10,000 Call & View (352) 621-9183 HomosassaDbl. Wide 3/2 95% remodeled inside, 1.25 acres half-fenced, recent roofing & siding, 16x16 workshop,must-see! $69,900 (352) 621-0192 NICKYNicky is a beautiful black lab/bulldog mix male, a big, sweet and loveable guy. He is 2 y.o. and is very intelligent, will sit for treats. He weighs about 75 pounds and is a very strong dog, needing a strong handler. Would be a good watchdog. He is a good hearted dog who gets along well with other dogs. As he is very active, a fenced yard is recommended. Call 352-746-8400 Shih-Tzu Pups, Males Starting@ $400. Registered Lots of colors, Beverly Hills, FL(352)270-8827 www .aceof pup s.ne I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I BRINGYOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! CRYSTALRIVERD/W 3br/2ba + CP Sunroom, furn, incl. w/d, fenced yd. $550 mo 12mo lease 1st & Last due @ signing 865-414-2318 or 865-804-4290 OLD HOMOSASSA2 bedroom. 1-1/2 bath. $475/mo $400 dep pool and clubhouse 3526284441 2 Maltese Puppies Left, 1 female $650. 1 Male $600, CKC reg. will have Fl. Health Cert.. Call to come play with them, (352) 212-4504 or (352) 212-1258 CHICKS & DUCKLINGS Delaware, Buff, Silkie, Frizzle Chicks $4.50ea Cayuga, Pekin, Buff Ducklings $7ea. all are straight run. 727-517-5337 (Brooksville) Fish Tanks, and stands, 352-447-1244 FREE BORDER COLLIE MIX 2 year old female, border collie mix. Free to good home. Great with kids and other pets. Call (352)201-4705 MOXIEMy name is Moxie. My owner left me, but Ill never leave you if you take me home. Youll never find a more loyal companion than me. Moxie is a 3 y.o. Black Mouth Cur, weighs 60 lbs. He is strong, yet gentle to his humans. Likes people and seems good with children. Neutered & housebroken. He is athletic, so a fenced yard is recommended. He needs room to exercise first and then he settles down. Look in his beautiful eyes and see the love he is waiting to give his forever family. Call Donna @ 352-249-7801. REMYRemy is a joyous, active young terrier mix who was surrendered to the shelter because of neglect. Weight about 42 pounds. Dark golden brown brindle in color, neutered, heartworm -negative, appears housebroken. He is a delightful, happy dog, very eager to learn, and very intelligent. Gets along with other dogs and loves his human friends. Tries very hard to please. A fenced yard would be preferred for him, as he is very active. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. CASH PAID FORJUNK MOTORCYCLES352-942-3492 Looking to buy 6X12 Enclosed Trlr (352) 270-9187 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Area, Condition or Situation Fred, 352-726-9369 Robbie RayUrban Suburban Hair Studio 352-637-0777 From Cutting Edge to Care Free Make-overs, Color, Foiling, Precision Cuts, Avant Garde hairstyles and updos. Paul Mitchell Certified. BLUEBlue, nicknamed Boo-Boo, is a 7-8 y.o. Australian cattle dog mix, with beautiful blue eyes. He came to the shelter because his family lost their home. He is neutered and housebroken, weighs about 50 pounds and is very easy to handle. His goal is to be a couch potato. He is very friendly and affectionate and gives lots of kisses. Blue is actually the perfect dog for an older person or couple who want a gentle companion dog. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips 1911 GOVT/OFFICER 45 Colt Officers slide, Armscor Precision full Govt frame, Black w/SS buttons, VZ grips, ambi safety, 2xtra grips. Buyers only, must be 21. first cash takes it !$625 LV MESSAGE. 352-586-4022 CAMPING STOVE coleman 2 burner camping stove. NEW. never used. $50.00 firm 352-527-7840 CLUB CAR GOLF CART Electric w/ charger, refurbished, new paint, 4 seater, $2000 (803) 842-3072 CLUB CAR, 2006 w/ Charger, good tires, almost new batteries, garage kept $1500 must sell 352-527-3125 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 ECLIPSE ELLIPTICAL space saver exercise like new, $150 352-422-0311 EZ GO GOLF CART Electric with charger, 2002, Very good cond. $1,500 352-564-2756 Ruger LCP new never fired .380 ACP, light weight for CWP 1 box of ammo, $450.00 352-637-0844 Schwinn Bicycle Ladies Red 26 cruiser, Used once. Asking $95 (352) 341-5053 TRADITIONS Buckhunter inline 50 Caliber, blk powder $100. (352) 447-6139 2013 ENCLOSED TRAILERS, 6x12 with ramp, $1895 ** call 352-527-0555 ** Utility Trailer 4 x 8 ft, like new, lots of extras $500 352-527-3948 Baby stroller Dark blue deluxe model $25 860-2475 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I GERBILCAGE $20 352-613-0529 Mattress and boxspring double bed set -$55 860-2475 Mattress Trade In Sets Clean and Very Nice Fulls $50., Qn. $75. Kings. $125, 621-4500 SALMON FISH MOUNT-Natural skin, 31, Ex., $35. 352-628-0033 Scaffold $375 OBO 4 locking wheel 6 ft 352-447-1244 Wacker GP 5600 Commercial Generator 120/240V Low Hrs. $600. (352) 563-0328 Window, truck GMCrear solid factory tinted $50.00 352-628-4210 WINE CABINETWood, holds 20 bottles of wine & has one drawer, EUC off white, $65.00 352-249-7212 WOOD PALLETS Free (2) 40X48 wood pallets.Like new. Call 352 382-2591 2 POWER LIFT CHAIR RECLINERS 1 Med. size $250. 1 Large $325 Both excel., runs great (352) 270-8475 CANEADJ. $5.00 Quad Cane adj. $10.00. Crutches $15.00. Alum. walker w/ basket $20.00 (352)563-6410 SAFETYRAIL for bathtub Medline Deluxe $35.00 352-682-4210 TRAPEZE FOR ANY BED Free standing, excellent condition, $100.00 (352)563-6410 WALKER good condition seat/basket wheels/handbrake $50.00 352-628-4210 CASIO, ELECTRIC PIANO/ORGAN exc. cond. sounds great comes w/big amplifier, eves $200 352-489-4844 EPIPHONE LES PAUL STUDIO LIMITED EDITION PLAYS & SOUNDS PERFECT! $200 OBO 352-601-6625 Forming Country Band. (352) 527-1430 TUNER Peterson strobostomp floor pedal, most accurate tuner, great shape,$25 (212-1596) Bowflex Extreme$600. obo or Trade for hand guns (352) 249-7221 TREADMILL, WESLO, Crosswalk 5.0t,like new, $150 Call 561-234-0535 5 HP, Outboard, by Force, with Tank $395. Will take Gun on trade Also Remmington 7600 30-06 Pump, with scope as new condition $495. (906) 285-1696 *****195/70 R14***** Good tread!! Only asking $60 for the pair! (352) 857-9232 ~~~235\70 R15~~~ Good tread!! Only asking $70 for the pair! (352) 857-9232 2007 HONDA SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER HONDAONE-START $100 FIRM 586-7222 Boys Bicycle Spider man 12 w/training wheels, good cond. $30.00 352-613-0529 Chiroprac INVERSION TABLE mint cond. $200obo 352-503-7957 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crabs@ $6.00lb Delivered 352-795-0077 FLAG-U.S. Military, in glass/wood display case, perfect condition-$25-(352)212-1596 FRYER-Hamilton Beach, great shape-$20 (352)-212-1596 Full Sofa Bed, Very good condition $25; Metal filing cabinet, 3 drawer, $20. (352) 527-0137 Garden Tracker, Wheel Horse, 16hp Hydrostatic dr, fresh paint, smokes, $675 OBO. Unique signed Young Hinkle, wood desk ,1 drawer w/ chair 46x30 $125 (352) 341-5053 GENERATOR portable, 5550 watts 8550 starting watts never used $350 352-795-2399 Guardian Air Cooled, Automatic stand by Generator, by Generac Pwr. Systems Inc., This model is a compact, high performance, air cooled, engine driven generator designed to automatically supply electrical power to operate critical loads during a utility power failure. This unit is factory installed, in an all weather, metal enclosure, that is intended exclusively for outdoor installation. The generator will operate using either, propane, or natural gas, This unit comes with product registration card. Generator installation guidelines book and installation and owners manual. 2013 model, list for 3,900 this is a 2008 model w/ no to low hours, volts 120/240 amp 130/ 65, W1600 3,600 rmp, suggested retail value $2,500 Asking $,1,750 obo (352) 382-1352 GUITAR STAND FOR 3 GUITARS-folds for storage, black, Ex., $25. 352-628-0033 HOSPITALBED motorised $85.00 or b/o inverness 352 6372499 JUICER-Hamilton Beach, great shape-$15(352)-212-1596 Mossberg 715T, 22 Long Riffle AR look alike, 25 round clip almost new $500. 17HMR Taurus Revolver 8 shot, super clean, 400 round $500. For revolver must have concealed weapons permit (352) 563-0328

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TUESDAY,FEBRUARY26,2013C 11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 537-0226 TUCRN Frederick Frank Strafer Case No: 2012-CP-0741 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO. :2012-CP-0741 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK FRANK STRAFER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frederick Frank Strafer, deceased, whose date of death was September 14, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2012 CP 514; the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 19, 2013. Personal Representative: Ethel Boatright Strafer P.O. Box 1353, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq., Florida Bar No. 0857750 VanNess & VanNess, P.A., 1205 North Meeting Tree Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 1352-795-1444, tmv@vannesspa.com February 19 & 26, 2013. 538-0226 TUCRN William Michael Price File No: 2012-CP-733 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.:2012-CP-733 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM MICHAEL PRICE, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William Michael Price, deceased, whose date of death was September 17, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Stephanie A. Mayernik 7315 North Waterfall Terrace, Dunnellon, Florida 34434 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Megan T. Fitzpatrick, Esq. 213 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450-4239 352-726-1821, Florida Bar No. 84987 Published two (2) times in the Citrus County Chronicle February 19 & 26, 2013. 540-0226 TUCRN Tomasita Kennedy File No: 2013CP0009 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY,FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013CP0009 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF TOMASITA M. KENNEDY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Tomasita M. Kennedy, deceased, whose date of death was November 28, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450-4299. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is February 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Fred Martinez 1660 Gulf Blvd., #708, Clearwater, Florida 33767 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/Cynthia J. McMillen, Attorney for Fred Martinez, Florida Bar No. 351581Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates, PL, 1920 East Bay Drive Largo, FL 33771, Telephone: (727) 586-3306, Primary E-Mail Address: Cynthia@attypip.com, Secondary E-Mail Address: Suzie@attypip.com February 19 & 26, 2013. 542-0305 TUCRN Revilo Chase Watkins File No: 2012CP755 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.:2012CP755 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF REVILO CHASE WATKINS 000DVNT AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. MAR 3, 1-800-438-8559 CHEVY, S10 Blazer, excel. cond. 87K org. mi. on body, 22K on engine $1,700 obo 795-9187 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I 2002 Ford F150 Sport 4X4 Super Cab 4 Dr, Auto, Black, 5.4 V8, Runs Great. $5500 (352) 257-3894 Cell (352) 794-6069 Office CHEVROLET98, 1500 long box, 4.3 V6, auto, air,14,500 orig. miles, Grg kept, $8700 352-212-4678 FORD1997 F250 V8 4.6L Auto XLSupercabA/C CruiseToolbox 139,000 mi. $3850 352-212-9415 FORD2004, Ranger $7,990 352-341-0018 FORDF150, 1978, 4 x 4 Runs good, 6 Lift kit, $1,650 obo (352) 564-4598 MONEYS TIGHT! PRICES R RIGHT! BUY-SELL-RENTCar-Truck-Boat-RV consignmentusa.or g US 19 BY AIRPORT, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 SOLDCHEVROLET2001 S10 Pickup -Ext. Cab, no rust, no dents, very clean, white, low mileage HONDA1997 CRV, priced to sell.its a honda auto, pwr windows call 352-628-4600 for special newspaper pricing CADILLAC2011 CTS, LOADED ONLY15K MILES, SUNROOF $27,850 352-628-5100 CHEVROLET1999, Camaro, Convertible $6,990. 352-341-0018 CHEVYVETTE,02 Convert. Royal Blue, Saddle oak int. 16k mi, Gar, Mint, $23,900 obo call 352-489-1700 CHRYSLER2006 PT Cruiser conv. weather is getting nicetime to drop the topcall 352-628-4600 to set appointment to see FORD1995 Escort wagon 4cyl., Auto, call 352-628-4600 for low price and appointment FORD2005, Focus $4,850. 352-341-0018 FORD2010, Pruis, $17,995. 352-341-0018 FORD2011 FIESTASDN 36K MILES, S MODEL, ONE OWNER $9950, 352-628-5100 HONDA2010ACCORD LX ,85K MILES, NICE, $12,850 352-628-5110 LINCOLNTowncar 2010 29,900mi, gold w/beige vinyl top, white leather asking, $24,900 352-476-5061 MERCURY2001 Grand Marquis 107K mi, looks & runs good, AC, good tires $2995 850-653-5497 MINI COOPER2008 2DR, HARDTOP ONLY20K MILES, SUPER CLEAN $13980, 352-628-5100 MONEYS TIGHT! PRICES R RIGHT! BUY-SELL-RENTCar-Truck-Boat-RV consignmentusa.or g US 19 BY AIRPORT, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 NISSAN2005,Altima $5,895 352-341-0018 PONTIAC2003 Bonneville must SE, V6, pw.pl.priced to sell..call jan at 352-628-4600 for appointment and pricing 2002 JAGUAR XJR 4 DR, $7200. Super Charged 4.0 V-8, exc cond, auto trans, leather int, AC, power sun roof, XJR Sport Pkg, factory chrome wheels (352) 637-6443 TRAVELTRAILER14 ft KZ Sportsman Classic, 2010, Like New $6000 (352) 628-3455 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 350 Chevy Motor Speed Pro Cam headers, edelbrock carb. Approx. Miles 30K $1200 OBO 352-628-4240 LUGGAGE ROOF CROSSRAILS will fit any Chevy Traverse $150 obo 352-503-6414 RV ROADMASTER Hidden Face Plate fits Dodge Ram 1500 asking $200, 727-251-7568 **BEST PRICE** For Junk & Unwanted Cars-CALLNOW **352-426-4267** $$ TOPDOLLAR $$ For Wrecked, Junk or Unwanted Cars/Trucks $$ (352) 201-1052 $$ BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 CASH BUYERS Buying Used Cars Trucks & Vans, For used car lot, Hwy 19 LarrysAuto Sales 352-564-8333 MONEYS TIGHT! PRICES R RIGHT! BUY-SELL-RENTCar-Truck-Boat-RV consignmentusa.or g US 19 BY AIRPORT, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEInAny Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ BUICK, Regal, LS, custom 4 DR. Loaded, only 70K stereo, leather, V6 alloys, garaged, clean $4,650. 352-212-4882 Buick Century Custom, 57k mi, extra clean, full power. Runs excellent $4500 (352) 257-3894 Cell (352) 794-6069 Office CADILLAC1994 DEVILLE 79K MILES, CAR IS PERFECT$4995 352-628-5100 CADILLAC2005 STS LOW MILES NICE CAR $9850, 352-628-5100 2BD 1BA2 Carport onLake Rousseau Dunnellon 1.4 AC, 168 ft on lake, No flood insurance completely remodedled, Price Reduced$169.000 Barney Chilton 352-563-0116 Gulf Prvt Island home on 15 ac 80 dock. 4/2 All util. Mainland dock & pkg. Jacuzzi house S. McDermott (352) 697-1593 Cridland RE INVERNESS 3/2/2 waterfront pool hm on Lisa Ct, 1/2 acre lot quiet St, whole house generator $229,000 352-419-8337 ACRE LOT with well, septic and power pole, impact fee credit, high and dry, trees, $11,000 obo (352) 795-3710 INVERNESS, FL3 miles east of Inv; 5-20ac wooded/some cleared, owner finance available.Owner is licensed Real Estate Broker, Ed Messer.ed .messer@yahoo.com WINDSHIELD Citabria, brand new PMApart, $150 obo 352-419-6086 Ele. Trolling Motor $75.00 352-527-3948 ** BUY, SELL** & TRADE CLEAN USED BOATS THREE RIVERS MARINE US 19 Crystal River **352-563-5510** 03 SEAPRO1790 hp merc. vhf, gps, trol mtr, fullcover, bimini, alum trlr $7200 352-419-5363pm 87 PROLINE17, Deep V haul Center Console w/ trailer 315 W. Inverness Blvd ALUMICRAFT18 ft.,wide rhino lined inside, 25HP Merc., boat mtr. & trailer in great shape $3,700 (352) 563-0328 BOSTON WHALER 12ft w/20hp Johnson Motor, galvanized Trailer, all in exc. cond. $1900, Will take guns on trade 906-285-1696 MONTEREY07, 180 Bowrider 38hrs,mint,135hp.volvo factory loaded, alum. trlr orig. owner $14k obo 352-419-6086 PENNYAN 1979 27Sports fisherman w/ trailer, needs some work. $4000 OBO (352) 621-0192 TRI PONTOON BOAT27 Ft., Fiberglass 250 HP,Ttop, trailer included $17,000. 352-613-8453 WE HAVE BOATSGULF TO LAKE MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats (352)527-0555 boatsupercenter.com ITASCA2007 Navaron 23H Mercedes Diesel, 2.7L, 17 mpg, generator,AC, one slide out, sleeps 5, excellent condition, $55,000 make offer 352-422-1309 SUNNYBROOK2008, 35FTFifth Wheel 3 slides, electric awning fireplace, 2 acs, 50 amp king bed, assume balance of $37,500. 352-279-3544 4 WINDS TRAILER2006, 26FT Take Over Payments 352-628-7765 2012 Wildwood TT 26Ft. sleeps 8, Elec.Awning and Jack, bunks $13,999 813-699-2262 CAMPER29 Holiday Rambler Alum fr, lg slide out. great cond. $10,900 352-795-5310 or 410-474-3454 ALINER2001, Expedition 18ft, storage for stabilizers, $3,500. obo (352) 795-6295 Brooksville Deeded spacious, shaded cnr lot, 1BR/1BA, Large FL room, Large storage shed & patio. 55+ RV Park w/ heated pool, and music activities, $36,000 352-848-0448, 352-428-0462 anytime CAR HAULER 200732 ft Enclosed Gooseneck w/liv qtrs. $13,900. For more info call 352-560-7247 FOREST RIVER2010, Surveyor, Sport 189, 20 ft. Travel Trailer, 1 slide, w/AC, qn. bed, awning, pwr. tonque jack, corner jacks, microwave, equilizing hitch, $9000 (352) 382-1826 KZ Toyhauler,0732 like new, full slide new tires, Owan Gen., gas tank, Lrg living area separate cargo $18,000. 352-795-2975 MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech. 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. POP-UP CAMPER 2002 Coleman Tacoma Exc Cond. With add a room. $4500 (352) 726-3919 SUNNYBROOK 36 ft. 5th wheel, 2 slides, kg bd,like new, 60amp serv. NADA $29K asking $25K obo 352-382-3298 MICHELE ROSERealtorSimply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515 SANDI HARTRealtorListing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it!352-476-9649sandra.hart@ era.com ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 TONY PauelsenRealtor352-303-0619Buy or Sell now is the time TOP PERFORMANCEReal estate Consultant 3/2 pool home on 10 acres w/ FP, zoned agriculture, walk to all schools. $179,900 (727) 528-2803 or 727-698-0723 Brooksville Deeded spacious, shaded cnr lot, 1BR/1BA, Large FL room, Large storage shed & patio. 55+ RV Park w/ heated pool, and music activities, $36,000 352-848-0448, 352-428-0462 anytime HOME FOR SALE NORTON, VA 5Bd/2Ba inc. 3 lots 70miles from Bristol Racetrack $69,000 276-393-0446 OR 276-679-1331 FREE Foreclosure and Short Sale Lists Office Open 7 Days a WeekLISA VANDEBOE Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com YOUR High-Tech Water Front RealtorROD KENNER352-436-3531 ERA Suncoast Realty SCAN OR GO TOwww. BestNatur eCoast Pr operties.com To view great waterfront properties Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Custom Home, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, w/Master w/DBL walk-ins + bath + den/off. 2+ car garage. 1Acre. MUST SEE! $249,900. 352-860-0444 Beautiful Whispering Pines Villa $79,900 Managed, low Maint. fee indowed for sudden expenses, walk to park 352-341-0170 352-726-5263 FSBO 3/2/2 Scrn Porch, metal roof, appls, CHA, fans, verticals, shed, fence, deck, spklrs, near dog park. $120,000 (352) 586-0872 NICE HOUSE on Nice Street $79,000 2/1/1, Attached carport w/ 12 x 32 scrn. por., built in on 1/2 acre lot fenced 12 x14 matching out building, New roof, stucco paint, flooring, upper line appls, irrigation & water system., taxes & ins. $1,135 yr 606-425-7832 3BD, 2BA, 2Gar, Gas fireplace, on Water, Main Canal, dock large lot with fruit trees. $138,000 (321) 303-2875 3BR 2BA 1,500 sq. ft., 6823 W. Merrivale Ln Built 2006, Fully Furnished, by Owner, $77,000 obo (260) 348-9667 4/2 BLOCK HOME, mother in law apt, nice home $65,000. (305) 619-0282, Cell 4/3/2, POOL HOME 3,000 sf, granite counters, SS appls., wood flrs., Reduced $25,000 Asking $235,000 850-585-4026 Buying or Selling REALESTATE, Let Me Work For You!BETTYHUNTREALTORERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts homes.com. Custom Built 3/2/2 Pool Home on 1.26 acres on Golf Course 2339 sq.ft. living area 3366 sq.ft. under roof Many xtras, price reduced. 352-382-1531 Phyllis StricklandRealtor Best Time To Buy! I have Owner Financing and Foreclosures TROPIC SHORES REALTY. (352) 613-3503 GAIL STEARNSyour Gale ForceRealtorTROPIC SHORES Realty 352-422-4298gail@citrusrealtor .com www.citrusr ealtor .com Low overhead means savings for you! Waterfront, Foreclosures &Owner financing available. I NEEDLISTINGS!I SOLD ALMOST 2HOMES A MONTH IN 2012 Lets BREAK that record together!DEB INFANTINERealtor(352) 302-8046 Real Estate!... its what I do. ERAAmerican RealtyPhone: 352-726-5855 Cell: 352-302-8046 Fax: 352-726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair HousingAct which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1800-669-9777.The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 212-3559 RCOUCH.com UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOUAVIEW TO LOVEwww. crosslandrealty.com(352) 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. HERNANDOBuilding Off Hwy 200, $800.mo 352-201-2428 4/3+/4 pool home w/ inlaw suite on 2 ac. HW flrs, granite cntrs. 2009 Custom Home S. McDermott (352) 697-1593 Cridland RE PINE RIDGE THIS IS THE PROPERTYYOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded w/large backyard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352-249-9164 Beverly Hills 2/1 family room and carport, investment or seasonal living $38,900 352-422-2433 HANDYMAN SPECIAL 2/1/1 needs paint & cosmetics $23k **cash only ** 352-503-3245 CRYSTALRIVER2/1 Sm house incl. electric. $475 per mo. 1st/last/sec. References 352-628-1062 BEVERLYHILLS1/1, Fl. rm., CHA, $495 35 Golden St 464-2701 BEVERLYHILLSHuge House 3/2/2, $800. 352-464-2514 Beverly Hills Rental 1/1 with carport, $500 monthly and $500 Security deposit. 352-249-6098 BLACK DIAMONDHomes for rent from $1,100/mo. Bob Coldwell Banker 634-4286 Crystal River2 BR, 2 Full BA, 2-car gar., enclosed back porch and pool, shed. Only $750. 4251 N. Concord Dr. 352-382-1373. CRYSTAL RIVER 2/1Water Incl. CHA $496. 220-2447 or 212-2051 Crystal River North Lease w/ opt. country setting 2/1, on AC, $550/ mo $550 dep Firm (352)795-0161 DUNNELLONRainbow Springs Rent/Rent To own Georgous, 2/2/2 Country Club Home Fireplace D Washer Carpeted, lanai, spotless 1/2 acre quiet. Special $799. 352-527-0493 HERNANDO4 BR, 2 BA, Playroom & office, fenc. yard, on over AC, or Comm. Office on Hwy 200 $875 + Sec. 344-3084 Hernando Rentalsfrom $425.00 @ MO. CallA.W. SkipCraven 352-464-1515 INVERNESSCountry Living on Large acre lot. 3 bd., 2 ba. home. Garden and fenced areas. Well & septic, so no water bill! $595. 352-476-4964 Sugarmill Woods2/2/2, 2 MB Rrms $850. 352-302-4057 Sugarmill Woods2006,4/2/2, appl. inc. $900, 319-371-9843 SUGARMILL WOODS 4/2/21/3ac. $1100. mo. 727-919-0797 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352)726-2225 CRYSTAL RIVER3/2/2, privacy/space, must love dogs, $750 (352) 422-5735 INVERNESSRm. for Rent, furn. Share large DW, Util. incld, $325 + $100 sec.352-726-0652 CRYSTALRIVER Office & Warehouse $300-$600, Plantation Rentals 352-634-0129 20 DOCKABLE ACRES: St. Lucie Waterway. $189,500. 45mins boat Atlantic; 5mins boat Lake Okeechobee. Beautiful land, abundant wildlife. Gated/Privacy. 888-716-2259 Gulf Atlantic Land, Broker. ESTATE SALE Nature Coast Landings RV Resort. Developed site with gazebo & storage bldg, reduced to $49,500. Separate storage lot available. (RV sold). For info and pictures Click on detailsbyowner.com 352-843-5441 LECANTO 55+ PK 1988 Oaks 3/2 DWMH, 40x20, shed, handicap access. ramp and shower $25,000. 352-212-6804 LECANTO 55+ PK MUST SELL 3br/2ba. Furn, Cpt, Shed, New Roof, CHA, washer/dryer, MAKE OFFER 931-210-0581 Sandy Oak 55+ RV PK 14x60 split 2/2, new heat/ac, remodeled, furn. lg scnd in FLRm. 55 ft crpt w/laundry room, 989-858-0879 STONEBROOK, CR Pondview/Gourmet Kitch, 2Br, MSuite, $51,900, Cridland RE, Jackie 352-634-6340 Chassahowitzka 2/2, fenc. Yd/DW $500 AGENT (352) 382-1000 CRYSTALRIVER2/BR $550. 3BR $750 Near Town 563-9857 CRYSTAL RIVERFully furn. efficiency w/ equipped kitchen. All utilities, cable, Internet, & cleaning provided. $699/mo352-586-1813 FLORALCITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 Inverness2/1 on private estate, no smoking,$650 monthly Utilities included 1st, last, sec. Req. 352-422-2393 N. CRYSTAL RIVER 800sq, ft. 1Bdr 12mi. north of Seven Rivers Hospital, w/d Direct TV, non-smoker (horse-stall available) $650mo. 352-586-9598 S. InvernessCountry Cottage for 1 person, all included $450pr mnth, $300 dep 727-916-1119 ALEXANDER REALESTATE (352) 795-6633Crystal River Apts,2 BR/ 1 BA $400-$500,ALSO HOMES & MOBILES AV AILABLE INVERNESS2/1, Tri-plex, Great Loc., clean & roomy. no pets $500.mo 1st. & Last $300. Sec. 352-341-1847 LECANTONice 1 Bdrm $500 352-216-0012/613-6000 CRYSTALRIVERLG 2/1 water, sewer, garbage, w/d hkup, lawn inc. $475 mo. (352) 212-9205 or 352-212-7922 CRYSTALRIVERHwy 19 Downtown Comm. Storefront, very clean 1000 SF, exc. loc. $795/mo 352-634-2528 HERNANDO4 BR, 2 BA, Playroom & office, fenc. yard, on over AC, or Comm. Office on Hwy 200 $875 + Sec. 344-3084 HERNANDOAPROX. 1100 SQ FT OFFICE ON OVER 1/2 ACRE ON HWY 200 $625 mo.352-344-3084 LECANTO Oak Tree Plaza, Office/Retail, CR 486, 900 sf. @ $700+ util. & sales tax.1 mo. Free w/12 mo. Lease 352-258-6801 INVERNESSWhispering Pines Villa 3/2/2 w/ enclosed patio, $850 F/L/S, BK/CK req 321-303-0346 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225

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C12TUESDAY,FEBRUARY26,2013 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 546-0305 TUCRN PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing business as: Alluring Lawn Care at 3474 S. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34452 with a mailing address of 3474 S. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida 34452 desiring to engage in business under a fictitious name intends to register said name with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED this 22nd day of February, 2013 /s/Timothy Messere February 26, 2013 921-0302 WeekCRN Twin Rivers 3-7 Bids PUBLIC NOTICE Twin Rivers Marina will be accepting bids for drive area resurfacing on or before 2:00pm, March 7, 2013 at the business office located at 2880 N. Seabreeze point, Crystal River, Florida 34429. Plans and Specifications can be obtained during normal weekday business hours from the Marina Manager on site. Twin Rivers Marina reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Only bids coming from qualified and licensed firms will be considered. Scope is as follows: Regrade and compact existing surface area of approximately 1820 SY for positive drainage. Supply and install 3 of compacted fresh asphalt millings over entire area (1820 SY) to create new surface free of defects and grading in such a way to create a positive drainage surface. All completed, inspected and excepted by owners Rep. February 25, 26, 27, 28 & March 1 & 2, 2013. 547-0226 TUCRNPUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the vehicle(s) below under Florida Statutes 713.78. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the premises where said vehicle(s) have been stored and which is located at Adams 24 Hr Towing, 6403 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa,Citrus County, Florida the following: DOS: 03/09/13 @ 8 AM 1997 NISSAN VIN# 1N4AB41N0VC714942 DOS:03/11/13 @ 8AM 1998 MERC VIN# 1N4AB41N0VC714942 Purchase must be paid for at the time of sale in cash only. Vehicle(s) sold as is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement, between owner & obligated party. February 26, 2013. 543-0305 TUCRN James Everett Larkin, Jr. File No: 2013-CP-27 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.2013-CP-27 IN RE: ESTATE of JAMES EVERETT LARKIN, JR. DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James Everett Larkin, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Susan L. Hathaway 531 Fairhill Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 Attorney for Personal Representative BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A., Florida Bar Number: 157310 /s/Michael Mountjoy, Esquire 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, Telephone: (352) 726-1211 February 26 & March 5, 2013. 544-0305 TUCRN Estate of Gregory Erle Vincent File No: 2013-CP-16 (Summ. Admin.) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-16 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GREGORY ERLE VINCENT DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of GREGORY ERLE VINCENT, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-16, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450; that the decedents date of death was December 21, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $52,256.68 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NameAddress David Erle Vincent 7171 N. Ireland Dr. Citrus Springs, FL 34434 Charles Brian Vincent 8169 N. Vince Dr. Citrus Springs, FL 34434 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ DAVID ERLE VINCENT 7171 N. Ireland Dr., Citrus Springs, FL 34434 /s/ CHARLES BRIAN VINCENT 8169 N. Vince Dr., Citrus Springs, FL 34434 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Marie T. Blume Attorney, Florida Bar Number: 0493181P .O. Box 2763, Inverness, Florida 34451, Telephone: (352) 726-7778 February 26 & March 5, 2013. 545-0305 TUCRN Beverly A. Vines File No: 2013-CP-61 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.2013-CP-61 IN RE: ESTATE of BEVERLY A. VINES, DECEASED, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Beverly A. Vines, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-61, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450; that the decedents date of death was December 12, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $3,100.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Charles SutterFlorence Davis126 -14 23rd Avenue 101 Kimberly Way College Point, NY 11356 Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 Scott SutterPatricia Massari126 -14 23rd Avenue 1668 W. Datura Lane College Point, NY 11356 Citrus Springs, FL 34434 Steven Sutter 14 Hillside Drive New Fairfield, CT 06812 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WITH BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/Charles Sutter 126-14 23rd Avenue, College Point, NY 11356 Attorney for Person Giving Notice BRADSHAW & MOUNTJOY, P.A. /s/Michael Mountjoy, Esquire, Florida Bar Number: 157310 209 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, Telephone: (352) 726-1211 February 26 & March 5, 2013. 548-0305 TUCRN Laverne A. Stiles File No: 2012 CP 750 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012 CP 750 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF LAVERNE A. STILES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LA VERNE A. STILES deceased, whose date of death was February 24, 2012 ; File Number 2012 CP 750 is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka A venue, Inver ness, FL 34450 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is February 26, 2013. Signed on February 22, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/KAMES P. HINES, JR. 315 Hyde Park Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Robert D. Hines, Email: rhines@hnh-law.com Florida Bar No. 0413550 Hines Norman Hines, P.L. 1312 W Fletcher Ave., Suite B, Tampa, FL 33612 Telephone: (813) 265-0100 Published in Citrus County Chronicle, February 26 & March 5, 2013. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of REVILO CHASE WATKINS, deceased, File Number 2012CP755, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450 that REVILO CHASE WATKINS (the Decedent) died on August 12, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $16,979.00 and consists only of the Decedents protected homestead. The names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NameAddress Jacquelyn R. Swartz3 A Park Place Milltown, NJ 08850 Cindy L. Warringer441 Fyler Rd. Kirkville, New York 13082 William Watkins7561 Sugarwood Lane North Syracuse, New York 13212 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the Decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the Decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/Jacquelyn R. Swartz 3 A Park Place, Milltown, New Jersey 08850 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/Thomas E. 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