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C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff writerAn engineering company will be paid $25,000 to evaluate the extent of damage done to the liner at the Central Landfill in Sundays fire. By a unanimous vote, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) agreed Tuesday to authorize SCS Engineers to not only examine the damage but to prepare a scope of work to carry out repairs. The county must submit a written detailed notification of the fire to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and start repairs within 30 days. Assistant County Administrator Ken Frink presented more details about the fire, reported to have started through spontaneous combustionthat destroyed a 100by 300-foot area of liner along the western slope in Phase 3 of the landfill. It also damaged part of the pumping system. We received a call from fire dispatch that the landfill was on fire, Frink said. It was actually spotted by the sheriffs helicopter. Thank God it was in the air at the time because the fire would have gone a lot farther as it was in the middle of the night. Within two hours, the fire was extinguished by several crews from Citrus County Fire Rescue and a number of county landfill personnel operating heavy equipment to smother the pit. The State Fire Marshals Office said the fire was not suspicious. We have highly stringent regulations from the state, so the liner will have to be repaired immediately, Frink said. We want to enter into a contract with SCS Engineers to see how much ChronicleFour Inglis women in police custody are accused in the death of a child, according to a report by the State Attorneys Office in the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Levy County. Valerie Ann Davenport, 44; Julianne Elizabeth Goldsmith, 24; Elizabeth A. Rydbom, 23; and Kimberly Ann Alderman, 22, are facing aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of a 5year-old. All four were arrested March 7 and are in the Levy County Jail. Bond for each is $500,000. The quartet is accused, in part, of being negligent and failing to provide the necessary care and supervision to prevent the child from consuming a mix of non-prescribed medication. The child died Oct. 21, 2012, and the Inglis Police Department launched an investigation on Oct. 22, according to lead investigator Officer John Dowd. Dowd said a full report on the details of the investigation will be available as soon as court proceedings get under way. INSIDE MARCH 13, 2013 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOL. 118 ISSUE 218 50 CITRUS COUNTY All together: County track meets at Patton event /B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Comics . . . . .C6 Community . . . .C4 Crossword . . . .C5 Editorial . . . .A10 Entertainment . . .B6 Horoscope . . . .B6 Lottery Numbers . .B4 Lottery Payouts . .B6 Movies . . . . . .C6 Obituaries . . . .A6 Classifieds . . . .C7 TV Listings . . . .C5 HIGH 74 LOW 37 Sunny, but cool. PAGE A4 TODAY& next morning WEDNESDAY M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerINVERNESS Three years ago, Commissioner Dennis Damato presented the idea of a medical corridor along County Road 491 in Lecanto. On Tuesday, that idea took a huge step forward. Commissioners unanimously approved an interlocal agreement with the Citrus County Hospital Board that could lead to the development of a medical community with its center at the Allen Ridge complex. The hospital board, unified with the Citrus County Health Foundation, agreed to provide property to the county for drainage and a north-south road that will intersect with C.R. 491 opposite a new Citrus Hills housing development. In return, the hospital board has the potential to convert C.R. 491 frontage that now is a drainage pond into valuable commercial or office property. County officials are hoping property owners donate land for right of way for the C.R. 491 project instead of the county buying it through eminent domain. In exchange, the county is offering to build two large drainage Joe Meek commission chairman praised deal. Hospital, county ink plans for C.R. 491 Bill Grant hospital attorney said timing crucial. Proposal envisions development of medical corridor See CORRIDOR / Page A5 Kimberly Alderman Valerie Davenport Four face charges in death of child Julianne Goldsmith Elizabeth Rydbom A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVERT he effort to rid Kings Bay of noxious mats of algae got another boost when Save Crystal River Inc., Kings Bay Rotary and Crystal River Rotary recently joined forces in a partnership. Art Jones, who began the One Rake at a Time project on behalf of the Kings Bay Rotary, is now second vice president of Save Crystal River (SCR) Inc. They (SCR) want to help clean up the Cleanup gets mechanized MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle An operator from Recovery Solutions of Aripeka uses a mechanical harvester to collect a large mat of lyngbya algae from Kings Bay as part of a partnership between Save Crystal River Inc., Kings Bay Rotary and Crystal River Rotary. Harvester is newest weapon in algae battle Save Crystal River Inc. is adding a mechanical element to the manual One Rake at a Time project conceived by Art Jones. FOR MORE INFORMATION Go to www.savecrystalriver.com, click on One Rake. YouTube: Search Save KingsBay. One Rake at a Time, at noon every Sunday on WYKE, cable channel 16/broadcast channel 47. On Facebook: Save Kings Bay. Art Jones can reached at 727642-7659. See CLEANUP / Page A4 E RYNW ORTHINGTON Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER A deceased baby manatee was discovered floating Tuesday in a canal near Three Sisters Springs. Michael Lusk, manager of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, said the male manatee was born Sunday near Idiot Delights Spring, a federal winter sanctuary, and was later seen departed from his mother. On Sunday evening, Lusk said he received phone calls from nearby residents saying the manatee appeared to need assistance. When refuge personnel arrived, they noticed three adult females surrounding the baby. Four male manatees then moved into the area to mate with the females. It wasnt clear which female the baby belonged to, Lusk said. We tried to find his mother but he never fed off of any of them. After a few hours of observation and no sign of his mother, the manatees were left alone. Tuesday afternoon the baby was found lifeless. There was no reason to believe the baby was in harm or anything unusual was going on, Lusk said. We do not intervene in natural wildlife practices if an animal does not seem distressed or sick. Two lifeless manatees found Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to rehabilitate four manatees. Page A2 See LIFELESS / Page A4 See BOARD / Page A5 Commission hears update on fire damage to landfill Board also approves purchase of excavator WORLD NEWS: Papal waiting The world waits as 115 cardinals vote to elect a new pope./ Page A12


A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER A local waterfront apartment complex owners bid to change the zoning of his property was unanimously rejected by the Crystal River City Council on Monday. Council members blamed their actions on, among other things, a meddling state law they said ties their hands. Bob Bieniek, owner of Hunter Springs Apartments, requested a land use and zoning change from medium density residential to commercial waterfront after being notified that vacation rentals were not allowed for his property on Northeast Second Avenue under the current ordinance. City Manager Andy Houston told council members it was staffs opinion that the intensity that would be created by the short-term (vacation) rentals would not be any greater than other uses currently being encouraged in this medium-density residential neighborhood (i.e., mixed use). In addition, according to city officials, short-term vacation rental space is being reduced and many of the seasonal tourists are relocating out of town. Staff also recommended that opening up non-single family residential areas along the waterfront for this use should be encouraged. However, short-term rentals, especially in or close to residential areas, have become a prickly issue with the council. Last fall, council members let stand an old ordinance prohibiting resort housing units in any zoning district other than commercial waterfront. Resort housing units are defined in the citys Land Development Code as dwelling units, other than hotels and motels, occupied for less than three straight months. In 2011, Gov. Rick Scott signed a law that protects the rights of residential property owners who wish to rent their homes by the day, week or month and prohibiting municipalities from outlawing the practice. Cities that already had laws regulating shortterm rentals were granted an exemption, which allows them to avoid the ban. Some local property owners have been trying to have the city modify its ordinance. Monday, Councilwoman Paula Wheeler, a longtime opponent of short-term rentals in neighborhoods, re-emphasized her opposition. I think a residential neighborhood needs to remain residential and no way am I going to change my mind, Wheeler said. The other council members also expressed opposition to the change, citing various reasons including what council member Ken Brown called a piecemeal approach to growth. This is not smart growth, he added. Bieniek and some of his supporters tried to make their case, but they were unsuccessful. We are between a rock and a hard place. The Legislature took our ability to work something out, Mayor Jim Farley told the council. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe @chronicleonline.com. City rejects short-term rental bid Council members say law ties their hands A RT Y ERIAN Special to the ChronicleThe wildlife care staff at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is preparing for the arrival of four male manatees rescued from a red tide bloom in Southwest Florida. The animals are expected to arrive from Lowry Park Zoos critical care center at 11 a.m. Thursday. They will be put into the manatee care center, and then released into the main spring run inside the park. Red tides are natural events in which estuarine, marine or freshwater algae accumulate in the water column, resulting in red coloration of the surface water. Red tides are associated with the production of natural toxins, depletion of dissolved oxygen, and other harmful effects. Red tides are associated with the deaths of fish, birds, marine mammals and other organisms. Due to the increasing number of rescued manatees in critical care facilities, manatees in stable condition must be relocated to holding facilities until they can be released. However, due to the presence of red tide in their area of origin, the animals must be held until the red tide dissipates. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is part of the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP). Homosassa serves as a rehabilitation facility providing a temporary home for manatees until they can be released back into the wild. The MRP is a cooperative group of nonprofit, private, state and federal entities that work together to monitor the health and survival of rehabilitated and released manatees. Information about manatees currently being tracked is available at www.wildtracks.org. Manatees are at risk from both natural and manmade causes of injury and mortality. Exposure to red tide, cold stress and disease are all natural problems that can affect manatees. Human-caused threats include boat strikes, crushing by floodgates or locks and entanglement in or ingestion of fishing gear.Art Yerian is manager of the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.A2 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL 000EAT7 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! BLIND S TREETOPS PLAZA 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY LECANTO 2012 2012 2012 2012 www.72-hourblinds.com WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE 000E68G 000E35Y RISE RISE Construction Construction Visit our new showroom in downtown Inverness 352.419.8900 352.419.8900 109 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34452 www.riseconstructions We specialize in: Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Outdoor Living, Patios, Pavers, Gazebos 000EAUT Prices Good Wednesday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 19, 2013 *Floor Prep & Trims at Additional Cost. Min. labor charges may apply. 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Quinn told her to grab her camera and they sped off to raid an illegal moonshine still. Graves took photos as Quinn broke every jar, jug and bottle. I never rode in a car so fast in my life as I did with B.R., Graves told the Chronicle in 1988 upon her retirement from the Citrus County Clerk of Courts Office. Joan Graves died Feb. 17. She was 84. An only child, Graves father was an attorney in Tampa. After he died in 1935 at age 35, Graves and her mother came to Citrus County and moved into the Orange Hotel (later the Crown Hotel and now Crown Court assisted living facility) in downtown Inverness. She loved growing up at the hotel, said Evelyn Westerhouse, Graves longtime neighbor and friend. Her mother worked at the courthouse and the people who worked at the hotel took turns taking care of her while her mother worked. Graves told the Chronicle Citrus County had only 6,000 people and on Saturday nights all the farmers in the area would come into Inverness and sell peanuts in the courthouse square. Come Sunday morning, Main Street would be full of peanut shells, she said. It was a big place for northerners to come down. The wives would sit around and play bridge and the husbands would go hunting and fishing. Graves graduated from Citrus High School in 1947. At the time, hers was the largest graduating class in the schools history 33 students. She was on the basketball team, in the glee club and in the band. Graves took photos of school and community events, using a Speed Graphic camera, which she had said weighed almost as much as she did, which wasnt much. Joan Graves was tiny. She took photos of local events, local newsmakers and everyday citizens, church choirs, school classes and now-gone buildings and landmarks. In 1948, she went to work for the county at the Tax Collectors Office. She took a 15-year hiatus from Citrus County, moving to Tampa in 1954 to work for Hillsborough County in the auto tag office. She returned to Citrus County in 1969 and resumed working for the county, including in the child support and marriage license departments. Westerhouse said Graves never married and never had children. She was an avid golfer and boater and loved to fish the local waters. She was also a history buff, avid gardener, painter and ceramicist, teaching ceramics to her neighbors and their kids and grandchildren in a studio she made out of a shed next to her mobile home in the Apache Shores area of Hernando. She outlived a lot of her friends and family, Westerhouse said. Hopefully, the historical society can make use of the photos she took. In that way, Joan Graves will live on. Contact Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy at 352-5642927 or nkennedy@chronicle online.com. Special to the Chronicle TOP: Many of the photos Joan Graves took during the time she was a freelance photographer for the Chronicle and The Tampa Tribune eventually will go to the county historical society, such as this photo taken from the now-Old Courthouse facing Main Street. BOTTOM: Graves, of Hernando, died Feb. 17 at age 84. RIGHT: Back in the 1950s, then-Citrus County Sheriff B.R. Quinn took freelance photographer Joan Graves with him on a raid of an illegal moonshine still. This photo of an unidentified man, plus other photos that Graves shot, ran in the Citrus County Chronicle S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE APTURING ITRUSCOUNTY THEHISTORYOF Woman spends life working and photographing locals HERNANDO O ne night Joan Graves returned from a trip to Ocala to find then-Citrus County Sheriff B.R. Quinn waiting at her front door. It was some time in the 1950s and Graves had worked as a freelance photographer for the Chronicle and The Tampa Tribune. N ANCY K ENNEDY Staff writer Around the COUNTY North Suncoast GOP to meet Saturday Citrus County Commissioner Joe Meek will be the guest speaker at the North Suncoast Republican Club, which meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Sugarmill Country Club, Homosassa. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts at 8:30 a.m. For information, visit www.NSRC-gop.com or call president Bill Connery at 352382-0811, or director Bruce Bryn at 352-503-7375. Forum to pair groups with volunteers The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is hosting a forum at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, for people to link up with volunteer opportunities. This is an opportunity to meet with NCVC/RSVP staff and volunteer managers throughout the county and learn about their programs. For information, call 352249-1275, email Cheryl. gaouette@bocc.citrus.fl.us or visit www.naturecoast volunteercenter.org. Refuge scoping meeting March 19 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will have a public scoping meeting forthe Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in theMagnolia Ballroom at the Plantation resort, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. For information, call 352563-2088 or visit www.fws. gov/crystalriver/ Workshop on running meetings April 5Learn how to properly handle motions at a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 5, at the Whispering Pines Recreation Building. The event is sponsored by the Citrus County Unit of Parliamentarians and Citrus County Parks and Recreation Board. Registration fee is $10. Contact Bob Hagaman at 352382-2631 or rhagaman@ tampabay.rr.com; or Connie Taylor at 352-527-2599 or conniemdsj@yahoo.com. Vets case manager available The Citrus County Veterans Services Department has a case manager available during the week to assist veterans to apply for benefits and provide information for other veterans benefits. A case manager will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following days: Wednesdays at Lakes Regional Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. Thursdays at Homosassa Library, 4100 S. Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa. Fridays at Coastal Regional Library, 8619 W. Crystal St., Crystal River.From staff reports


bay, too, and everyone is excited about the new partnership. You know they have donated money to One Rake at a Time and have been very helpful, Jones said. Steve Lamb, the first vice president of SCR and member of the Crystal River Rotary, said it is a natural offshoot of a common desire to restore Kings Bay to its old, crystal-clear ways. It is an absolute terrific partnership and I hope the people of Crystal River will be the winners in this, Lamb said. He said Save Crystal River is helping add a mechanical harvester to the manual One Rake at a Time effort Jones has been doing for the past 18 months. The manual work has been great, but with the mechanical side, we can really cover more area quickly, and in working with DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, hopefully, we can get our bay cleaned up, Lamb said. Late last month, Jones announced the launch of the custom-built harvester that can reach down as far as 10 1/2 feet. Jones said Recovery Solutions of Aripeka is handling the mechanical harvesting. They are out there working on it daily, Jones added. A transport barge also was launched and will help the efficiency of the harvester, allowing it to keep working and spend less time going back and forth, Jones said. Jones and an army of volunteers 530 so far have hand-raked lyngbya algae from shallow portions of the bay since the project began in 2011. Lyngbya is filamentous algae that has invaded Kings Bay and crowded out beneficial submerged aquatic vegetation and is, in turn, destroyed manatee, fish and human habitat. Lyngbya is known to rob water of oxygen, creating dead zones along the bottom of parts of the bay.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe @chronicleonline.com. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeDomestic battery arrests Shci Blair 34, of Hernando, at 3:05 a.m. March 9 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Samantha Hadden 32, of Hernando, at 10:57 p.m. March 9 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. DUI arrests Joshua Carreras 27, of West Sleepyoak Court, Crystal River, at 3:39 a.m. March 8 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, he was pulled over on U.S. 19. He had difficulty performing sobriety tasks and tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.164 percent and 0.165 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $500. Fred Mizhir 67, of South Gleneagle Terrace, Lecanto, at 1:11 a.m. March 9 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, he was arrested following a crash in the area of Homosassa Trail and State Road 44. He admitted to taking oxycodone and refused to submit to a test of his breath. Bond $500. Other arrests Shelby Hoffman 18, of North Elliot Way, Dunnellon, at 4:40 p.m. March 8 on a felony charge of giving false verification of ownership/false verification to a pawnbroker. According to her arrest affidavit, she is accused of selling a stolen ring. She was released on her own recognizance. Joseph Tate, 22, of Satellite Avenue, Inverness, at 5 p.m. March 8 on misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer without violence, resisting a law enforcement officer or merchant during or after theft and petit theft. Bond $1,250. Janell Dore 21, of South Perch Drive, Floral City, at 4 p.m. March 8 on misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer without violence, resisting a law enforcement officer or merchant during or after theft and petit theft. Bond $1,250. Emerald Smith 24, of Lake Shore Drive, Inverness, at 6:03 a.m. March 9 on misdemeanor charges of driving while license suspended and petit theft. Bond $750. Jesse Harvey 30, of West Lemon Street, Beverly Hills, at 3:51 p.m. March 9 on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied structure and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. According to his arrest affidavit, he is accused of burglarizing a Beverly Hills business. Bond $5,250. Jose Mayol 19, of Claymore Street, Inverness, at 12:07 a.m. Sunday on misdemeanor charges of possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000. Burglaries A residential burglary was reported at 11:18 a.m. Monday, March 11, in the 3200 block of N. Bonnie Point, Hernando. A residential burglary was reported at 3:59 p.m. March 11 in the 8200 block of N. Briarpatch Ave., Crystal River. A vehicle burglary was reported at 5:49 p.m. March 11 in the 3600 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 7:19 p.m. March 11 in the 3100 block of N. Tyrone Ave., Hernando.Thefts A petit theft was reported at 9:23 a.m. Monday, March 11, in the 1700 block of Forest Drive, Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 11:15 a.m. March 11 at Melissa Drive, Beverly Hills. A petit theft was reported at 3:37 p.m. March 11 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness.C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 68 56 trace HI LO PR 67 61 trace HI LO PR 69 59 0.20 HI LO PR 67 61 0.50 HI LO PR 69 61 0.10 HI LO PR 72 61 0.05 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Becoming sunny, but still cool.THREE DAY OUTLOOK More sunshine, still chilly. Still sunny with a slight warming trend beginning. High: 74 Low: 37 High: 66 Low: 34 High: 72 Low: 39 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Tuesday 69/59 Record 94/34 Normal 77/49 Mean temp. 64 Departure from mean +1 PRECIPITATION* Tuesday 0.20 in. Total for the month 0.20 in. Total for the year 2.30 in. Normal for the year 7.59 in.*As of 7 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 9 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Tuesday at 3 p.m. 29.97 in. DEW POINT Tuesday at 3 p.m. 57 HUMIDITY Tuesday at 3 p.m. 87% POLLEN COUNT** Grasses and weeds were light and trees were heavy.** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Tuesday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................7:38 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:41 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................8:34 A.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................9:39 P.M. MARCH 19MARCH 27APRIL 3APRIL 10 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. 72 43 s Ft. Lauderdale 78 57 s Fort Myers 79 49 s Gainesville 70 35 s Homestead 79 55 s Jacksonville 70 36 s Key West 74 62 pc Lakeland 75 41 s Melbourne 74 46 s City H L Fcast Miami 79 57 s Ocala 72 37 s Orlando 74 45 s Pensacola 65 37 s Sarasota 75 47 s Tallahassee 66 34 s Tampa 73 45 s Vero Beach 75 48 s W. Palm Bch. 77 53 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNorth winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Sunny today. Gulf water temperature64 LAKE LEVELS Location Mon. Tues. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 28.11 28.09 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 37.58 37.56 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 38.46 38.44 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 39.73 39.41 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 54 41 .81 pc 45 23 Albuquerque 65 35 s 67 41 Asheville 54 38 .17 pc 43 24 Atlanta 67 40 1.09 s 54 29 Atlantic City 54 51 .72 pc 51 31 Austin 78 31 s 73 43 Baltimore 58 50 .63 c 50 32 Billings 47 22 pc 65 39 Birmingham 59 32 s 54 30 Boise 63 35 pc 69 43 Boston 53 39 .04 pc 52 32 Buffalo 42 34 .06 sn 37 22 Burlington, VT 54 41 .93 sn 41 22 Charleston, SC 72 64 .07 s 65 36 Charleston, WV 43 36 .01 sn 37 24 Charlotte 70 57 .72 s 54 28 Chicago 36 28 .03 pc 36 25 Cincinnati 45 35 c 36 24 Cleveland 38 34 sn 35 22 Columbia, SC 71 61 .10 s 61 30 Columbus, OH 39 36 sn 35 23 Concord, N.H. 49 39 .24 pc 36 15 Dallas 67 38 s 65 47 Denver 37 24 .01 s 61 42 Des Moines 35 20 pc 35 28 Detroit 40 35 sn 35 22 El Paso 71 40 s 73 46 Evansville, IN 49 31 s 41 26 Harrisburg 55 46 .65 c 46 29 Hartford 55 46 .90 pc 52 29 Houston 72 36 s 73 47 Indianapolis 43 31 pc 35 24 Jackson 62 33 s 59 34 Las Vegas 77 50 s 82 58 Little Rock 64 33 s 57 35 Los Angeles 60 50 s 74 58 Louisville 50 36 pc 40 27 Memphis 56 31 s 52 33 Milwaukee 33 28 .01 pc 32 19 Minneapolis 29 22 pc 32 21 Mobile 65 38 s 64 34 Montgomery 63 36 s 60 31 Nashville 55 36 s 49 29 New Orleans 65 47 s 65 43 New York City 57 48 .77 pc 52 32 Norfolk 69 59 .23 pc 55 31 Oklahoma City 59 36 pc 60 41 Omaha 33 17 pc 38 28 Palm Springs 90 56 s 93 60 Philadelphia 59 52 .86 pc 51 31 Phoenix 81 51 s 89 62 Pittsburgh 45 36 .01 sn 34 21 Portland, ME 47 40 .12 pc 40 19 Portland, Ore 61 46 r 62 48 Providence, R.I. 53 41 .19 pc 53 30 Raleigh 68 57 .65 s 54 29 Rapid City 41 23 pc 64 39 Reno 71 32 s 75 38 Rochester, NY 48 37 .19 sn 38 22 Sacramento 74 43 s 80 49 St. Louis 50 30 s 42 31 St. Ste. Marie 30 23 .21 c 24 7 Salt Lake City 57 40 s 61 38 San Antonio 78 38 s 74 47 San Diego 71 50 s 75 58 San Francisco 65 46 s 70 49 Savannah 74 63 .08 s 66 37 Seattle 55 50 .01 r 58 47 Spokane 55 39 .01 sh 59 43 Syracuse 56 37 .35 sn 39 23 Topeka 48 31 pc 50 35 Washington 59 51 .83 c 50 31YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 90 Thermal, Calif. LOW -3 Yellowstone N.P., Wyo. WEDNESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 87/74/pc Amsterdam 41/29/sh Athens 64/56/pc Beijing 44/33/pc Berlin 31/19/pc Bermuda 66/64/c Cairo 89/60/pc Calgary 54/23/pc Havana 72/62/sh Hong Kong 79/68/sh Jerusalem 79/61/pc Lisbon 54/41/pc London 41/27/sh Madrid 47/30/pc Mexico City 68/44/sh Montreal 39/23/rs Moscow 19/10/sn Paris 35/26/pc Rio 91/76/sh Rome 57/48/sh Sydney 82/64/pc Tokyo 68/45/pc Toronto 34/18/sf Warsaw 24/23/sn WORLD CITIES Tuesday Wednesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Tuesday Wednesda y City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, Madison, Wi. Wednesday ThursdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 7:29 a/3:15 a 7:33 p/3:24 p 8:07 a/3:52 a 8:00 p/3:52 p Crystal River** 5:50 a/12:37 a 5:54 p/12:46 p 6:28 a/1:14 a 6:21 p/1:14 p Withlacoochee* 3:37 a/10:34 a 3:41 p/11:02 p 4:15 a/11:02 a 4:08 p/11:37 p Homosassa*** 6:39 a/2:14 a 6:43 p/2:23 p 7:17 a/2:51 a 7:10 p/2:51 p TIDES *From mouths of rivers **At Kings Bay ***At Masons CreekKEY TO CONDITIONS: c=cloudy; dr=drizzle; f=fair; h=hazy; pc=partly cloudy; r=rain; rs=rain/snow mix; s=sunny; sh=showers; sn=snow; ts=thunderstorms; w=windy. SOLUNAR TABLESDATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) 3/13 WEDNESDAY 7:21 1:09 7:45 1:33 3/14 THURSDAY 8:13 2:01 8:37 2:25 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY HI LO PR 68 62 0.20 Lawn watering limited to two days per week, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., as follows:EVEN addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday. ODD addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday. 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Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 Blvd. A4 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 13, 2013 Legal notices in todays Cit rus C ounty Chronicle 000E4C8 Fictitious Name Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 Bid Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C1 0 Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 Lien Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . . . . . . C10 Tax Deed Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9, C10 Surplus Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 Lusk said the manatee could have died from perinatal causes, which is the number one cause of death in newborns. A few miles away an adult female manatee was also found Tuesday. F.D.S. Disposal Inc. driver Bill Carter said he was driving along his normal route when he looked into the water near the wastewater treatment plant in Crystal River. To his disbelief he saw a manatee lying on her side. She was accompanied by a male manatee. Lusk said the male manatee had probably chased the female into the canal and the female died. She was approximately 11 feet and 1,100 pounds. Specialists were called in to transport the manatee for a necropsy to determine the cause of death. The two manatee deaths were not related. Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at 352-563-5660, ext. 1334, or eworthington@ chronicleonline.com. LIFELESS Continued from Page A1 CLEANUP Continued from Page A1 Community Traffic Safety Team will meet todayDo you have a safety concern regarding a particular Citrus County intersection or roadway? Do you see a possible need for new or replacement lighting, striping or signs on a particular street to improve pedestrian or bicycle safety, or are you interested in hearing about traffic safety initiatives in the county? Residents are invited to attend the West Central Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Sheriffs Emergency Operations Center in Lecanto. CTSTs are locally based groups of highway safety advocates committed to solving traffic safety problems through the efforts of city, county and state agencies plus private industry representatives and local citizens working together. The team boundaries are determined by the individuals comprising the team. Florida is divided into seven FDOT districts, with Citrus County part of District 7, along with Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. The West Central Florida CTST covers Citrus and Hernando counties. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings on odd-numbered months are at the EOC, and those on evennumbered months are at the Brooksville office of the Florida Department of Transportation. Local BRIEF From staff reports


damage we have and put together an emergency action plan and get it approved by DEP Repairs should start next month. The fire and the repairs do not affect the operation of the landfill. Were bringing in an electrician tomorrow to for a lack of a better word hotwire the pumps, said Casey Stephens, director, Solid Waste Management Division, to check to see if they are still functional. Frink said the only part of the liner that was damaged was the exposedportion covering the slope. The liner underneath the garbage is intact. Fluids draining from the garbage, called leachate, can safely collect above the liner until the pumps are up and running again to drain the leachate. The BOCC alsoauthorized, by a 4-1 vote, thepurchase of a new Caterpillar hydraulic excavator for the landfill for $161,586. Commissioner Scott Adams was opposed to the purchase. To date, since the warranty ran out, around 2000, weve put in approximately $420,000 in repairs in that machine over the past 12 years, Stephens said about the existing piece of equipment, a 1995 pan/scraper that the excavator would replace. The division was looking for an additional $35,000 from a previously agreed sum. Adams said he did not think the landfill carried the volume of work to merit the excavator purchase. Thats a lot of money right now, Adams said. We dont have much volume taking place. I dont really see no need at this time. My opinion is to hold off. Its just not a big requirement. Frink said the excavator would be used countywide, although the bulk of its use would be at the landfill. We could use it in installing water lines and road maintenance, Frink said. It would be a lot more versatile for the county.Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer @chronicleonline.com. 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P l e a s e c a l l 3 5 2 7 2 6 8 3 5 3 Please call 352-726-8353 to schedule your screening today! Inverness (352) 726-8353 308 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness Five Locations To Serve You 3 1 s t 31 st basins that all property owners can access. The agreement requires the county to do the project in five years. It allows a twoyear extension if the county has permits, funding and right of way in place to begin construction. Officials and economic leaders hailed the agreement as a significant start to what they believe will be a viable medical community. Very impressive. Very impressive, commission Chairman Joe Meek said. This is a true opportunity this community has before us. Josh Wooten, chief executive officer of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, said Damatos vision is starting to show dividends. This is not smoke and mirrors or pie in the sky, Wooten said. This is going to work. Its going to happen. This is a big deal for Citrus County. Hospital board attorney Bill Grant said the agreements timing is crucial. The hospital board is conducting an appraisal of hospitalowned assets before deciding whether to seek proposals to sell or merge the hospital. The agreement significantly increases the value of the Allen Ridge property, including 40 vacant acres to the west where officials envision the future site of a medical center. The appraisal is due March 19. Hospital board members will decide March 28 whether to proceed with a sale or merger. Damato said his vision is for a medical community, supported by housing for employees and medical schooling offered nearby at the College of Central Florida. Its win, win, win, win all the way, he said. There are no losers. CORRIDOR Continued from Page A1 BOARD Continued from Page A1 State BRIEFS Firefighters save two puppies from fireFORT LAUDERDALE Firefighters responding to a fire call rescued two puppies from a smoke-filled home. When they arrived at the home just before 9:30 Tuesday morning, firefighters found smoke throughout the house and a fire inside the laundry room. They spotted the puppies during their initial search of the home and treated them with oxygen. The puppies were then turned over to their owners. No people were injured in the fire, which is still under investigation. Student charged with hacking network PANAMA CITY A student at Florida State University Panama City is facing a felony charge after authorities said he hacked into the schools open wireless network and redirected users to a porn site. An arrest report showed that 26year-old Benjamin Blouin admitted to hacking the network because he wanted to illustrate the security flaws in the system. The News-Herald reported that campus police have charged him with offenses against computer users, a third-degree felony. He has also been suspended. Authorities said users who accessed the campus wifi network on March 1 were redirected from the FSU PC homepage to a site displaying a video of two men having sex. School officials said users from now on will be required to login to the use the network. Blouin, a computer engineering student, said thats what he wanted all along. Family reunited with runaway dogPANAMA CITY A Panhandle family is celebrating following a reunion with their Australian shepherd, which ran away last summer. On Tuesday, Holly Julian of Chipley found her missing dog, Abby, on a Facebook pet-adoption page established by the Animal Rescue Center of Bay County, The News Herald of Panama City reported. We had her since she was 4 weeks old, so we are really adjusted to her personality, Julian said. We got our Abby back. Abby, who had been allowed to wander around Julians neighborhood without supervision, disappeared in July. She was picked up by animal control on July 23 and later adopted to another family. But the adoptive family decided against keeping the dog and she was put up for adoption again. Thats when Julian found her dog on the Facebook page. Shes since welcomed Abby back home. Julian said Abby immediately recognized her original family. As soon as we got there and we said Abby she came running, Julian said of the reunion. She was bouncing back and forth between the kids and myself. State to receive $395K from Google settlementTALLAHASSEE Florida will receive about $395,000 out of a nationwide $7 million settlement with the search giant Google over its collection of personal information from unsecured wireless networks. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the settlement Tuesday. Google also agreed to train employees about privacy and confidentiality for the next 10 years. Google revealed that antennaequipped company cars taking on-thestreet photographs for its Street View service in Google Maps also collected personal information online from 20082010. That may have included addresses of viewed Web pages and full or partial emails. Florida is one of 38 states and the District of Columbia that took part in the settlement. Google has not admitted any wrongdoing. Child, 3, shot in the knee outside home BRADENTON Authorities said a 3-year-old boy who was shot in the knee outside his home in Bradenton on Monday night is expected to make a full recovery. Manatee County Sheriffs officials said the shooting happened while the boys mother and five other adults were inside the house. Authorities said the adults heard the gunshot and went outside, where they found the boy on the ground with the gun beside him. The child, who was not named, was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital. Manatee County Sheriffs spokesman Dave Bristow said that the adults in the house told detectives that the boy shot himself and that it was an accident. Theyre saying they had no idea where he got the gun, Bristow said. Detectives from the crimes against children division were at the scene early Tuesday and continue to investigate, Bristow added. Child Protection Services is also looking into the incident. St. Pete officer struck by car at crash scene ST. PETERSBURG A St. Petersburg police officer ended up in the hospital when he was hit by a car while investigating a crash. Authorities said officers had responded to a call Monday night after a car hit a utility pole. The officers blocked off the street. About 8:45 p.m. a car approached the area at a high rate of speed before coming to an abrupt stop. Police said there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. The driver turned off the car, and the passenger got out. But the driver restarted the car and hit three officers with the still-open door as he fled. One of the officers was taken to the hospital and was in fair condition late Monday. The other officers were not injured. An investigation continues. Toddler struck, killed by vehicle in Keys KEY LARGO A 2-year-old boy who somehow got out of his Key Largo home in the middle of the night was hit and killed by a vehicle at the 99 mile marker of Highway U.S. One, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office reported Tuesday. The parents of Austen Mark Alward called the sheriffs office just after midnight Tuesday to report they had been searching for their son and could not find him, according to a release from the agency. They told responding deputies they had been looking for him for about 30 minutes after realizing he was missing from their home. All available deputies responded, along with Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Customs and Border Protection officers who were in the area and heard the call, the sheriffs office reported. Officers and family members searched the home and surrounding area for about 20 minutes before the child was found. He had been hit by a car on the southbound side of the highway and was in the median. 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Col. Lloyd Fish, 94 INVERNESS Col. Lloyd B. Fish, 94, of Inverness, died Friday, March 1, 2013, under the care of his family, his caregivers from Comfort Keepers and HPH Hospice. Born in Westbrook, Maine on August 21, 1918 to Charles H. Fish and Daisy Burton, Lloyd was a soldier, husband, father, teacher and good friend. He grew up in Jonesboro, Maine where he was particularly close to his paternal grandfather, Charles E. Fish, who taught him many practical things; most importantly he taught Lloyd honesty and integrity. Lloyd attended local schools in Jonesboro, played baseball and basketball, and graduated from Washington State Normal School in Machias, Maine with a degree in Teaching. He was a member of Kappa Delta Phi. He taught school for a short time and also worked at a lumber camp as a clerk before being drafted in March, 1942 to serve in the US Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Commissioned in November of 1942, Lloyd saw action as an infantry officer with the 32nd Infantry Division in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was wounded twice and awarded two purple hearts and a bronze star with valor and an oak leaf cluster. During this period he began writing to Delores Ney, and this correspondence ultimately resulted in Lloyd visiting Delores (Doll Lee) at her home in Minnesota. A short time later they were married and remained so for 62 years until Doll Lees death in 2008. Lloyd separated briefly from the service but quickly determined he loved the Army and wanted to continue to serve his country as a soldier. He did so with honor for the next 28 years as an officer in the field of military intelligence. He served tours of duty in Fort Riley, Kansas; Hokkaido, Japan; Fort Holabird, Maryland; Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii; Fort McClellan, Alabama; Camp King, Germany and Seoul, Korea before retiring in 1970. Following his military retirement, Lloyd attended the University of Maine in Orono, Maine and fulfilled a lifelong goal of earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Education. After that, he worked five years for the Department of the Army as a procurement officer at Fort Meade, Maryland. He and Doll Lee then retired to Jonesport, Maine and built a house overlooking Masons Bay. In the winter, Floridas warm weather beckoned them from their seaside home; they traveled between Maine and Florida for a few years before settling permanently in Inverness. Lloyd is survived by three children and their spouses: Blake Fish and wife, Sharon of Amherst, New Hampshire; Sheridan Fish Turek and her husband, Gerald of Joppa, Maryland; and Stephanie Fish Hallowell and her husband, John of Homosassa, Florida. Lloyd and Doll Lee had six grandchildren, all boys, two of whom are career soldiers in the US Army and have served tours in the Middle East. His was a full life of military service, travel, family, and warm friendships. Lloyd loved good literature and old movies. He loved animals and birds, and they were drawn to him. He had many pets, both cats and dogs. Harry and Henrietta, the herons and Gladys the egret visited him daily. He fed them well. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday March 16, 2013 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project atwww.woundedwarrior project.org. Eunice Beck, 75 INVERNESS Eunice Marie Beck,75, Inverness, died March 10, 2013, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Gaines ville, Fla., Eunice was born Dec. 30, 1937, to the late William and Claira Robinson. She was employed as a nurses aide at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Emmett (Ruby) Beck, Inverness, Tony (Elaine) Beck, Newberry; daughter, Charlotte (Edward) Swistack, Fruitland Park; brother, Shane Robinson and Eloise Mixon, Gainesville; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Alfred Beck, on April 14, 2010. A funeral tribute to Eunice will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Powers officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Memorial donations in Eunices memory are requested to either Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Alzheimers Family Organization, P .O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656 in lieu of flowers. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Iris Butler, 71HERNANDO Iris A. Butler, 71, of Hernando, died March 9, 2013, in Inverness. The service of remembrance will be at noon Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Cedar of Lebanon Cemetery, Inglis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory. Eleanor Bachman, 88 CRYSTAL RIVEREleanor L. Bachman, 88, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Feb. 25, 2013. She is survived by her son, John Bachman (Marla) of Midlothian, Va.; daughterin-law, Patricia Bachman of Dillsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Douglas Bachman (Tiffany) of Midlothian, Va., Diana Denton (Caleb) of Chesterfield, Va., Megan Diehl (Lester) of Carlisle, Pa., and Corey (Elise) Bachman of Bloomsburg, Pa.; six greatgrandchildren, Olson, Davis and Cohen Bachman, Delilah Bachman, Samuel and Eli Denton; four nieces; and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Charles D. Bachman; son, David C. Bachman; her parents, Samuel and Virginia Trostle; and sister, Virginia Haefeli. Eleanor was born March 15, 1924, in Deepwater, N.J., daughter of Samuel and Virginia (Palmer) Trostle. She died Feb. 25, 2013, in Inverness. She graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) New Jersey in 1945. Before moving to Crystal River in 1999, the couple lived in Westfield, N.J., and Painted Post, N.Y. She was a longtime member and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River. She enjoyed volunteering, particularly at the Little Disciples Pre-School in Crystal River. She loved teaching and taught for many years in New Jersey, New York and Florida. She was also a longtime member of the Eastern Star. A service of celebration and remembrance will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church Crystal River, 1501 S.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River, FL 34429 with the Rev. Dr. R. Jackson Alwood officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Lecanto, and Eleanor will be interred at a later date in Milford, N.J. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to The National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.H. Daniel Mathuse, 61 HOMOSASSA H. Daniel Mathuse, 61, of Homosassa, died Friday, March 9, 2013. Private arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory, Crystal River. John Locascio, 55 INVERNESS John Francis Locascio, 55, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born July 30, 1957, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Joseph and Velia (Grazen) Locascio Sr. John was a porter for TWA Truck Stop in Michigan, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Munroe, Mich. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survivors include one son, John F. Locascio Jr. of Schenectady, N.Y.; one daughter, Angelina Locascio of Harvey, La.; one brother, Joseph Locascio of Inverness; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Luke and Peter Locascio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Johns name to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with private arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.James Melia, 85 HOMOSASSA James P Melia, 85, of Homosassa, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013. A native of Detroit, Mich., he was born Aug. 21, 1927, to Harry and Delia (Clifford) Melia, one of three children. Mr. Melia was a retired supervisor for 3M Corp. with 38 years of service, most recently with theSpringfield, Mo., plant. He moved here in 1990 from Fort Myers and was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Celia A. Melia of Homosassa; son, Brian M. Melia, Springfield, Mo.; sister, Mary Kaiser, Michigan; and grandchildren, Katie, Abbey and Samantha. Mr. Melia was preceded in death by a son, Glen Melia, in 1989; and a brother, Harry Melia. At Jims request, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in his memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com. Ruth Locklear, 85HOMOSASSA Ruth L. Locklear, 85, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Legacy House in Ocala. A native of Crystal River, she was born April 14, 1927, to Carl and Vesta (McKinney) Black, one of six children. Mrs. Locklear was a lifelong homemaker and resided in Citrus County all of her life. She was a member of the Homosassa Church of Jesus Christ. Ruth is survived by her three children, Carl Locklear, Homosassa, Gary Locklear (wife Paula), Crystal River, Martha Morgan (husband William), Ocala; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren as well as many other family members and friends. Mrs. Locklear was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Ray Davis Locklear in 1977; a son, Ray M. Mitchell Locklear; and her five siblings, Edith, Jeanette, Louise, Charles and Jesse. A graveside service of remembrance will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Stage Stand Cemetery, Homosassa Springs, with Tommy Morgan officiating. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com. William Brookshire, 80INVERNESS Mr. William Lee Brookshire, 80, of Inverness, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory. Norma OHare, 86OCALA Norma J. OHare, 86, of Ocala, died March 11, 2013. Local arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, with services taking place at a later date in Plainfield, Ind. Hanson Anderson Jr., 95 OCALA The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Hanson Perry Anderson, Jr., age 95, of Ocala, Florida, will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rev. George M. Red Langdon officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness, Florida. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala, FL 34474 or online at www. hospiceofmarion.com/ donations.html. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooper FuneralHome.com. Mr. Anderson was born March 23, 1917 in Chicago, IL, son of Alice (Haines) and Hanson P Anderson, Sr. He died March 7, 2013 in Ocala, FL. Mr. Anderson was an Army veteran during WWII and served with the Ocala National Guard for 22 years. He worked as a warehouse manager for Sears in Ocala retiring after 20 years of service. He was a longtime resident of Florida and was the oldest living graduate of Crystal River High School Class of 1935. He was an avid camper and amateur HAM radio operator, call sign N4JAQ. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by wife, Louise Smith Anderson (713-04) and 3 brothers, R. A. Anderson, G. L. Anderson Sr., E. L. Anderson. Survivors include his son, Perry (Cheryl) Anderson, III of Ocala, FL, sister, Audrey Sohl of Eustis, FL, 2 grandchildren, Andrea (Brian) Harmon and Ryan (Debbie) Anderson, 6 great grandchildren, Carson, Drake, Avery, Gerrit, Sadie and Cooper and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. 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Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The mass school shooting in Connecticut led officials to question if more should be done to beef up security in Floridas public classrooms. Three months later, lawmakers are still grappling with how to respond, especially since one solution placing a uniformed officer in every school remains extremely expensive. I dont know if we can have that as a realistic goal in the state budget, said Sen. Bill Galvano, RBradenton and the chairman of the Senate committee that will draw up the states education budget. Some bills are moving through the Florida Legislature, but its unclear what will actually pass during the 60-day annual session. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a measure (SB 514) that would allow local governments to ask voters if they want to pay more money to help beef up school security and provide mental health referral services. The extra money would come from an increase in local property taxes. Sen. Eleanor Sobel, DHollywood, said schools used to have resource officers but that budget cuts in the last decade have forced many to cut back on the number of police patrolling schools. She stressed it would be up to individual counties to decide whether to raise taxes for the effort. Its not a mandate, its up to voters, Sobel said. But while the bill made it through the Senate Education Committee by a 71 vote, it was clear that some Republicans did not agree with this approach. They said it would create an extra layer of government. The House version of the bill has yet to be heard. Most resource officers are stationed at high schools and middle schools. Few are in elementary schools such as the one in Newtown, Conn., where a shooter killed 20 first-graders and six adults. Facing a series of revenue shortfalls, the state has cut its own spending for school safety programs by 15 percent over the past five years. It currently allocates $64.5 million to Florida schools while the federal government chips in only $1.25 million. School districts in the state spend 65 percent of their safety funding, or $42.2 million, on school resource officers. The rest is spent on items such as security cameras and fences. Associated PressORLANDO The prolonged grounding of Boeings 787 Dreamliner has forced some airlines to seek alternative arrangements, including renting other planes to fill gaps for the upcoming busy summer travel season. Its a sign that some Boeing customers dont expect a quick fix to the 787s problems. Jeff Knittel of airplane leasing company CIT said on Tuesday morning that unnamed airlines are talking to CIT about alternatives to the Dreamliner. He said leasing rates for planes like the Boeing 767 and the Airbus A330 have remained strong and strengthened slightly. Boeings newest jet has been grounded for almost two months because of two battery incidents, including a fire. Late Tuesday, Boeing received regulatory approval for a proposed redesign of the battery, but extensive testing must be conducted before the 787 can fly passengers again. Knittel said interest in other planes has come from a handful of airlines that already have the 787 or were supposed to get it before the summer travel season. This is not some feeding frenzy out there, Knittel said at an aviation finance conference. Airline fleet managers are just being practical, he said. Boeing has delivered 50 planes to eight airlines. Deliveries are currently halted, but the company is still building the planes and has said it still expects to deliver at least another 60 this year. For now, airlines are making other plans. Last week, Norwegian Air Shuttle, which was due to receive its first 787s in April and June, said it will lease two Airbus A340s along with flight crews if it doesnt get its 787s on time. The replacements will be costly for airlines, because planes like the 767 generally have more seats and are not as fuel efficient as the 787. Many airlines planned to use the 787 specifically on routes where the larger 767 was unlikely to be profitable, such as Uniteds planned Denver-to-Tokyo flight, which has been postponed. United Continental Holdings Inc. has six 787s. Boeing has 200 engineers working on a battery fix and has proposed a solution to U.S. and Japanese aviation regulators who are currently reviewing it. Boeing, regulators, and the airlines that fly the 787 havent said when they expect the plane to return to the skies. But Knittels comments show that at least some airlines dont think it will be soon. This isnt about whether this will be resolved but when it will be resolved, Knittel said. Knittel still stands behind the 787. His company has 10 of them on order and is expected to get its first at the end of 2014. 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Orange Ave., Floral City Two Day Event! Great selection of hard cover and paperback books along with up-cycled jewelry, handbags & more at affordable prices. Most hard cover books are $1, paperbacks are 50 Some collectables. Call 352-726-3671 for more infomation. Airlines seek 787 alternatives Associated Press A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles Jan. 7 while parked at a terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston as a fire chief looks into the cargo hold. Federal regulators have approved a Boeing plan to redesign the fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, although extensive testing will be needed before the planes can fly passengers again. Boeing scrambling to address problems with planes batteries The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE Legislation to make it easier to resell tickets, either by an individual or an online distributor such as StubHub, squeaked through its first House committee Tuesday, but lawmakers said changes are needed for the proposal to advance. Over the objections of performing arts and sports venues, the House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee gave a 7-6 backing to the Ticketholders Rights bill (HB 163). However, Subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, advised the bills sponsor, Rep. Jimmie Smith, RInverness, that support is wavering and will be withdrawn if concerns from venue operators are not addressed before the legislation appears before the House Regulatory Affairs Committee. Even though when we say you buy the ticket its your right, its your property, but you really are renting space in an area that is being put on by a group of people, Mayfield said. This (bill) is so broad and I struggle with that. Proponents say the bill is needed because venues offering paperless tickets require the ticket holder to show proof of identification to match the name when picking up tickets at will call. Venue operators, such as the Tampa Bay Times Forum, contend the bill will make it easier for third-party vendors to purchase large numbers of tickets, both driving up sales prices and making it more difficult for the casual fan to attend. They also expressed concern that the bulk purchases at college events could result in students being unable to get seats in student sections. Smith pushes ticketholders rights bill Measure faces questions Legislators debate school safety Tight budgets limit options


Steps aim to prevent attacks Associated PressWASHINGTON The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the countrys vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday. Gen. Keith Alexander, the top officer at U.S. Cyber Command, warned during testimony the potential for an attack against the nations electric grid and other essential systems is real and more aggressive steps need to be taken by the federal government and the private sector in order to improve digital defenses. Alexander told the Senate Armed Services Committee that foreign leaders are deterred from launching cyberattacks on the United States because they know such a strike could be traced to its source and would generate a robust response. But the country is not preventing what Alexander called lowlevel harassment of private and public websites, property and information by other states. He did not mention any specific countries, even though the Obama administration is escalating its criticism of cyber thefts by China that have become intolerable to the international community. Offensive cyber weapons are growing and evolving, Alexander said, and it is only a matter of time before tools developed by other nations wind up in the hands of extremist groups or even individuals who could do significant harm. Alexander said 13 cyber teams are being formed for the mission of guarding the nation in cyberspace. He described them as defend-the-nation teams but stressed their role would be offensive. In comments to reporters after the hearing, Alexander likened the teams duties to knocking an incoming missile out of the sky before it hits a target. He also said the teams would work outside the United States, but he did not say where. He also said another 27 cyber teams are being established to support the militarys warfighting commands while others will protect Defense Departments computer systems and data. But even as Alexander detailed these moves, he pushed lawmakers to pass cybersecurity legislation that would make it easier for the government and the private sector which controls critical infrastructure such as the electric grid, banking systems, chemical facilities and water treatment systems to share detailed information about who is getting hacked and what to do about it. President Barack Obama signed an executive order last month that relies heavily on participation from U.S. industry in creating new voluntary standards for protecting information and expands the governments effort to provide companies with threat data. But the order doesnt do enough to address the threat, administration officials said. Unresolved issues include the legal liability facing companies if they divulge information, and whether companies should be compelled to meet certain security standards. The general also told the committee that there needs to be a clear consensus on how the nation is organized to protect critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. It takes a team to operate in cyberspace, Alexander said. But at times I think in talking about the team approach, were not clear on whos in charge when. Another issue that still needs to be settled is what constitutes an act of war in cyberspace, Alexander said. He does not consider cyberespionage and the theft of a corporations intellectual property to be acts of war. But Alexander said, I think youve crossed the line if the intent is to disrupt or destroy U.S. infrastructure. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the committees chairman, noted Obama recently issued a classified policy directive to govern cyber operations. The Pentagon also has developed a list of procedures on how to respond in cyber crisis situations, he added, and the Pentagon is expected to issue cyber rules of engagement for military commanders. The fact that these foundational policy frameworks and planning actions are just now taking shape serves as a stark illustration of how immature and complex this warfare domain remains, Levin said. Alexander said the private sector maintains varying degrees of security over its computer systems. The financial industry typically is more secure than companies that operate the electric grid. Still, he said, banks are vulnerable to being disrupted by what are called denial of service attacks, a technique that works by overloading a website with traffic. The issue that were weighing is, when does a nuisance become a real problem? Alexander said. And when are you prepared to step in for that? And thats the work that, I think, the administration is going through right now in highlighting that. Alexanders testimony comes a day after Obamas national security adviser called for serious steps by China to stop cyber theft. The remarks Monday by Tom Donilon before the Asia Society in New York underscore the growing concern in Washington over the security risks posed by cyber thefts and intrusions and the economic costs to U.S. businesses. American companies are being more vocal about cyber theft emanating from China on a very large scale. He said Beijing should take serious steps to investigate and put a stop to these activities and recognize the risk to international trade and to U.S.China relations. The Obama administration last month announced new efforts, including a new diplomatic push to discourage intellectual property theft abroad, to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following the release of a report that linked Chinas military to the electronic theft of corporate trade secrets and U.S. government data. After analyzing breaches that compromised more than 140 companies, the private security firm Mandiant has concluded they can be linked to the Peoples Liberation Armys Unit 61398, a secret Chinese military organization based in Shanghai. The Chinese government denied being involved in cyber theft, with Chinas defense minister calling the Mandiant report deeply flawed. Chinas Foreign Ministry said that country has also been a victim of hacking, much of it traced to the United States. Levin asked Alexander if U.S. intelligence agencies can determine not only which Chinese government organizations are stealing U.S. intellectual property, but also what Chinese companies may be receiving that intellectual property and using it to compete against U.S. firms. But Alexander declined to be specific in open setting, saying only the intelligence agencies have increased their capabilities in this area significantly during the past several years. Associated PressWASHINGTON The military has stopped production of a new medal for remote warfare troops drone operators and cyber warfighters as it considers complaints from veterans and lawmakers over the award, which was ranked higher than traditional combat medals like the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, which was to be awarded to troops who operate drones and use other technological skills to fight Americas wars from afar. Pentagon press secretary George Little said Tuesday that Hagel ordered another look in light of concerns by lawmakers and veterans groups over the fact that the new medal was ranked above medals for those who served on the front line in harms way, such as the Purple Heart given to wounded troops. If the review agrees with those complaints, the medal would likely have to be renamed and new medals manufactured, a government official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record. It was not immediately known how many had been produced. Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis called Hagels action a very encouraging sign but noted that fixing the problem is not yet a done deal. In ordering a new look at the medal, Hagel said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey would lead a review of how the medal is ranked among others where it is in what the military calls the order of precedence of the medal, Little said. Hagel wants Dempsey to report back in 30 days. Carl Hultgren, 86CRYSTAL RIVERCarl Clifford Hultgren, 86, of Crystal River, Fla., died peacefully Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, following a very brief illness. Born July 27, 1926, in Manchester, Conn., he was the second of two children of Karl Emil Hultgren and Astrid Elenora (nee Johansdaughter). Carl attended public grade school and graduated from Manchester Technical High School. He enlisted in the Army in January 1944 and after serving in the 910th Aerial Engineering Squadron (Italy), he was honorably discharged in December 1946. In 1947 he began a 40year career with the Hartford Electric Light Co., which merged into Northeast Utilities. On May 6, 1950, he married Jean Florence Okerfelt, also of Manchester, and they had three children. Carl was an active member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge No. 73 in Manchester. He was Master of the Lodge in 1963 and received the 32nd degree in 1986. He was an active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester, and for many years sang in the choir. Carl was a very hard worker who, with many hours of help from family and friends, built and remodeled the house on Ferguson Road, where the family resided for 31 years. Beautiful walls that Carl created stone by stone still surround the house and backyard. Upon retirement, Carl and Jean moved to Crystal River enjoying golf, entertaining, and warm weather. Carl was fond of cigars, cocktails, jigsaw puzzles and laughter. Carl is survived by his wife, Jean; and their children, Bradford, Philip and his wife Christine, Cynthia Hall and her husband Randy; two grandchildren, Crystal and Curtis Hall; and his sister Eleanor Shulze. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. April 13, 2013, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 60 Church St. Manchester, Conn. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in memory of Carl to the Creative Living Community of CT (CLCC) 60 Church St., Manchester, CT 06040. 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Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs www.shrimpapalooza.com $2 Donation Got Beads? M u s i c M usic S q u a r e S quare S ATURDAY M ARCH 23 6 9:30 P M In historic downtown Inverness o n t h e on the P R E S E N T E D B Y T H E G R E A T E R I N V E R N E S S O L D E T O W N E A S S O C I A T I O N C I T Y O F I N V E R N E S S A N D T H E C I T R U S C O U N T Y C H R O N I C L E 000E8K6 For information, call 352-726-2611. T H E S U S A N N E S M I T H B A N D FREE! Bring a chair DEATHSContinued from Page A6 Carl Hultgren OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits free and paid obituaries. Email obits@chronicle online. com or phone 352-563-5660. New cyber medal production stopped Associated Press This image released by the Defense Department shows the new Distinguished Warfare Medal. Pentagon forming cyber teams Associated Press Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, testifies Sept. 23, 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Foreign leaders are deterred from launching a major electronic attack on vital infrastructure in the U.S. because they know such a strike could be traced to its source and would generate a robust response, Alexander said during congressional testimony Tuesday.


Google pays $7M to settle privacy case SAN FRANCISCO Google will pay a $7 million fine to settle a multistate investigation into a snoopy software program that enabled the Internet search leader to intercept emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent several years ago over unprotected wireless networks in neighborhoods around the world. The agreement announced Tuesday covers 38 states and the District of Columbia, part of the area where households and local merchants unwittingly had some of their communications on Wi-Fi networks snatched by Google Inc. from early 2008 until the spring 0f 2010. Google stopped the data collection in May 2010, shortly before the company revealed cars taking street-level photos for its online mapping service also had been grabbing information transmitted over Wi-Fi networks set up in homes and businesses that didnt require passwords to gain access. White promises to be unrelenting at SECWASHINGTON Mary Jo White vowed Tuesday to make bold and unrelenting enforcement of Wall Street a high priority if she is confirmed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The former federal prosecutor told a Senate panel investors need to know the playing field is level and that wrongdoers will be aggressively and successfully pursued. White also pledged to avoid potential conflicts of interest from her work over the past decade as a corporate litigator.From wire reports B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 13, 2013 A9 Money & MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,350 1,400 1,450 1,500 1,550 1,600 SM ONDJF 1,480 1,520 1,560 S&P 500 Close: 1,552.48 Change: -3.74 (-0.2%) 10 DAYS 12,500 13,000 13,500 14,000 14,500 SM ONDJF 13,840 14,160 14,480 Dow Jones industrials Close: 14,450.06 Change: 2.77 (flat) 10 DAYSAdvanced1258 Declined1787 New Highs247 New Lows22 Vol. (in mil.)3,174 Pvs. Volume2,993 1,626 1,600 1006 1438 162 14 NYSE NASD DOW14478.8014412.0614450.06+2.77+0.02%+10.27% DOW Trans.6170.536098.966132.85-18.27-0.30%+15.57% DOW Util.490.39486.12488.05-2.10-0.43%+7.72% NYSE Comp.9093.639041.329059.96-22.27-0.25%+7.30% NASDAQ3249.783229.923242.32-10.55-0.32%+7.38% S&P5001556.771548.241552.48-3.74-0.24%+8.86% S&P4001133.151127.411131.13-1.13-0.10%+10.85% Wilshire 500016449.0616361.8116404.86-38.74-0.24%+9.40% Russell 2000942.75938.22940.26-2.25-0.24%+10.70% 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 retailer said that its fourth-quarter net income fell 5 percent from a year-ago, but its results still beat expectations. A Citi analyst reiterated her Buy rating on the sporting goods retailer, saying investors should snap up the discounted shares. The drilling services company posted a fourth-quarter profit after acquiring Power Fuels, and predicted strong revenue in 2013. The maker of credit-card terminals said that its chief executive officer of 12 years, Douglas Bergeron, is stepping down. The outdoor gear and sporting goods retailer said it had a strong start to the year and it boosted its first-quarter outlook. Stock indexes were mixed Tuesday, but the Dow Jones industrial average managed to eke out a wisp of a gain. It was enough to extend the Dows winning streak to eight days, its longest since February 2011. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both fell modestly. 20 40 60 $80 DM JF Cabelas CAB Close: $60.65 6.75 or 12.5% $33.10$60.98 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 2.8m (3.0x avg.) $4.25 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 24.8 ... 10 20 30 $40 DM JF VeriFone Sys.PAY Close: $21.68 1.22 or 6.0% $17.93$55.89 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 9.2m (2.1x avg.) $2.35 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 36.8 ... 3.0 3.5 4.0 $4.5 DM JF Heckmann HEK Close: $4.14 0.43 or 11.6% $2.60$5.14 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 15.7m (6.3x avg.) $648.77 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 40 45 50 $55 DM JF Dicks Sporting Gds. DKS Close: $47.32 2.21 or 4.9% $44.06$54.24 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 6.6m (3.9x avg.) $4.62 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 21.9 1.1% 10 12 14 $16 DM JF Bon-Ton StoresBONT Close: $12.50 0.59 or 5.0% $3.50$14.99 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 578.0k (3.3x avg.) $214.41 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... 1.6% The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.02 percent Tuesday. Yields affect interest rates on consumer loans. 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Interest rates 000EC43 Crystal River 305 S.E. US 19 352-795-7223 Associated PressNEW YORK The Dow Jones industrial average logged its longest winning streak in two years barely. A tiny gain gave the Dow its eighth straight increase Tuesday, long enough to match its longest series of gains since February 2011. The Dow rose 2.77 points, or 0.02 percent, to 14,450.06, having wavered between small gains and losses for most of the day. The broader Standard & Poors 500 ended down 3.74 points, or 0.2 percent, at 1,552.48. The Nasdaq composite dropped 10.55 points, or 0.32 percent, to 3,242.32 Stocks have surged this year as investors became encouraged by a recovery in the housing market and a pickup in hiring. Strong corporate earnings and continuing economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve are also supporting demand for stocks. The Dow has gained 10.3 percent so far in 2013, and last week it surpassed its previous all-time high of 14,164.53. The S&P 500 has risen 8.9 percent this year and is less than 1 percentage point away from its record close of 1,565.15 set in October 2007. Stocks havent had a correction, typically defined as a decline of 10 percent to20 percent, since November 2011. That sell-off came after talks on cutting the U.S. deficit broke down in Washington. Merck was the biggest gainer in the Dow, advancing $1.38, or 3.2 percent, to $45.04 after the drugmaker said a data safety monitoring board recommended that a study of its cholesterol drug Vytorin should continue. Markets were mixed in Europe. Italy easily sold $10billion in 12-month bonds, though at slightly higher interest rates. It was the first test of market sentiment since Fitch downgraded the countrys credit rating on Friday due to political uncertainty there. Among stocks making big moves: Yum Brands Inc. rose 89 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $68.73 after the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell announced a smallerthan-expected drop in its sales in China. Diamond Foods slumped $1.71, or 9.7 percent, to $15.89 after the snack maker reported disappointing second-quarter sales. Cabelas soared $6.75, or 12.5 percent, to $60.65 after the retailer said it expects first-quarter profit will come in above market expectations. Dow ekes out eighth straight advance Stocks havent had a correction, typically defined as a decline of 10 percent to 20 percent, since November 2011. That sell-off came after talks on cutting the U.S. deficit broke down. Associated PressNEW YORK The new buyers of Twinkies apparently developed a sweet tooth for Hostess snack cakes. Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., which made a joint offer to snap up the famous cream-filled cakes, have also entered the contest to buy Drakes, which include Devil Dogs and Yodels, according to a source who requested anonymity because the sale process is private. The fresh offer poses a challenge to McKee Foods, the maker of Little Debbie cakes. Hostess had previously picked McKees $27.5 million offer as the stalking horse bid for Drakes that set the floor for an auction. The offer for Drakes from Apollo and Metropoulos still needs to be reviewed to determine whether it qualifies, according to the source. If not, the auction on Friday would be canceled and McKee would be picked as the buyer. Representatives for Hostess and McKee Foods declined to comment. Apollos investments include fast-food chains Carls Jr. and Hardees. Metropoulos owns Pabst beer. The two investment firms were already selected by Hostess as the buyer for Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and other Hostess cakes after nobody stepped forward to top its $410 million offer, according to a filing in bankruptcy court Monday. Twinkies buyers hungry for more Hostess cakes Business HIGHLIGHTS Drugmakers ramp up fight against fakes More than two dozen of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpols battle against counterfeit prescription drugs, the international police agency said Tuesday. Interpols newly created Pharmaceutical Crime Program aims to help health agencies, police and customs bureaus in countries around the world stem the supply of bogus brand-name and generic medicines, as well as identify and dismantle the organized crime rings distributing them. Those rings, which operate across borders, are raking in billions of dollars every year, costing legitimate drugmakers a small fortune in lost sales. Meanwhile patients who unknowingly take counterfeit drugs often are poisoned or get sicker because theyre not receiving what doctors prescribed. FDA head: Menu labeling thornyWASHINGTON Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines. Writing a new menu labeling law has gotten extremely thorny, said the head of the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency tries to figure out who should be covered by it. The 2010 health care law charged the FDA with requiring chain restaurants and other establishments that serve food to put calorie counts on menus and in vending machines. The agency issued a proposed rule in 2011, but the final rules have since been delayed as some of those non-restaurant establishments have lobbied hard to be exempt.


Page A10 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 Those with brains think for themselves Ive tried hard to ignore the letter written by Harley Lawrence in Sundays paper but Im afraid his quote got to me, especially, If you arent conservative when you are old, you dont have a brain. My life experience is exactly the opposite of his. I considered myself a conservative Republican for 36 years, but what the Republican Party has evolved into in the past 15 years is not the Republican Party I espoused in my youth. If the writer is so positive that progressive is synonymous with socialist then I have to say that, in my opinion, conservative has become synonymous with radical. Im reminded of the biblical quote: When I was a child, I spoke as a child... In my younger years I admit that I didnt have much sympathy for those who were not advancing. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps is a phrase I considered appropriate. If I worked hard and succeeded, so should everyone else. It is only with maturity that I came to realize that not everyone may have had the same background, breaks, and opportunities I had. Yes, perhaps we have more people on food stamps, unemployment and assistance programs than ever before, but what is the underlying cause? Is it laziness, as Mitt Romney would have us believe with his 47 percent of takers? Is our unemployment so high in our own county because the citizens are slackers and dont want to work? Or has this all been caused by the slick operators on Wall Street with their credit default swaps that decimated the building industry and corporate raiders who have shipped our jobs overseas and have been rewarded by a tax code that supports it? I find it hard to believe the statistics quoted that states like New York and California have more people on assistance than working. Surely this assistance includes unemployment, Medicare and Social Security, and even childrenas one debunking of this statistic claims. And surely the writer, with his views, has refused to accept any governmentpensions, Medicare or Social Security benefits. With the fact that 1 percent of this nations population owns 40 percent of its wealth and takes home nearly 25 percent of its national income, it would seem to mean that the writers fears about socialism are misplaced. He should be worried about our republic being an aristocracy! But perhaps the most disturbing of his comments are contained in his final paragraph: I am quite happy to see Obama and Reid blocked at every turn until we can get them out of there. Does he not realize that we had an election and the people have spoken? Does he really think that the patriotic thing to do at this point is not to achieve compromise and move the country forward but to keep everything on hold as they have in the past few years and let the middle class erode even further? Was there something in the beginning about being old and not having a brain? Judith Rystar Pine Ridge What are we to do? The government keeps telling us that it has to raise the debt limit or we will default on our ability to pay our debts. In other words, the government has to borrow money so it can pay the interest and some of the principal on the outstanding dept and run the government. The result is that it creates more dept than it retires. The debt is getting larger and the interest payments are increasing at an alarming rate. This is insane and it must stop. Sooner than later, Big Brother with the deep pockets must stop giving money away what he doesnt have. In Washington, heroes are made by how much they spend and borrow must stop. One thing that nobody seems to want to talk about is why we have lost so many jobs and why our corporations are not bringing their money back into the United States. The second one is easy; they have paid taxes on their earnings in the foreign countries and dont want to pay the high taxes that the IRS wants from them. Cant say that I blame them. The first one is a bit touchier. Have we priced ourselves out of the world market with our labor costs? Or is it labor costs and tax burden combined? It seems like we always want to find an excuse and blame someone or something else. Why not? Its very easy. When was the last time that you went out to buy something completely made in the United States? If you found it, could you afford it? Seems like every time I go out of the house I am paying taxes, no matter what I do or buy. It starts with the feds, then the state, county and city. Some things get taxed more than once. Now with the county loss of income, we will be taxed more so that we can maintain our lifestyle. Is it ever going to end or slow down? I think I will write down every penny I pay in taxes and see just how much it is. Alfred Mason Crystal River M ARK W ILLIAMS C omments have been made recently concerning the Citrus Memorial Health System Pension Plan that could lead readers to believe the plan is underfunded. Id like to affirm for Chronicle readers and Citrus Memorial employees alike that our pension plan is strong and stable. There are many methods, variables and assumptions made when determining a defined-benefit plans funding status; the purpose for valuing the plan determines what type of answer youll get. A Financial Accounting Measurement values the plan at a specific date and time. This is the amount of money that would have been required on Sept. 30, 2012, to satisfy all future payments to participants using current interest rates. Due to the decline in interest rates, all defined benefit plans have seen their liabilities under this method increase more rapidly than their assets. Therefore, under this method there would be an approximate $30 million liability. However, it would be foolish to pay all future obligations at this or any point in time. The Expected Long Term Cost Measurement more realistically determines the plans funded status. This measure uses realistic interest rates and long-term realistic returns on the plans assets to determine the liability of the plan. Under this method of measurement, the Citrus Memorial Health System plan is actually overfunded. The IRS requires an Annual Funding Notice be sent to all plan participants. The IRS requires that funded status of a plan be determined using assumptions as dictated by them. This notice will again show that the Citrus Memorial Pension Plan is well-funded. There are many more methods to determine a definedbenefits plans funded status. Rest assured that the Citrus Memorial Pension Plan is wellfunded. Citrus Memorial currently has $88.3 million set aside to pay pension benefits, and these funds cannot be used by the hospital for any other purpose. The plan is also guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation a United States government agency.Mark Williams is the chief financial officer for Citrus Memorial Health System. When youre 40, half of you belongs to the past and when you are 70, nearly all of you. Jean Anouilh, Time Remembered, 1939 Pension plan strong, stable 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 Despite distractions, CMH staff excels D espite the unfortunate legal battle over hospital control between the two hospital boards, good things continue to happen at Citrus Memorial. CMHS has become the 62nd hospital in Florida to become a fully accredited chest pain center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. They join an elite group as only 12 percent of the hospitals nationwide have earned this accreditation. An important aspect of surviving and recovering from cardiac episode is the speed in which the symptoms are diagnosed and treatment is administered. The quicker a patient is treated, the less chance of severe damage to the heart muscle. For patients, this news means a reduction in time between their symptoms, diagnose and then treatment. Patients experiencing chest pains will be treated quicker and monitored more closely while at the hospital. This is important for Citrus County as about 9 percent of patients who visit the emergency room at Citrus Memorial are having chest pains. Additionally, the hospitals Heart and Vascular Center received two three-star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for excellence in surgical care. The three-star ratings, which are the highest that can be achieved, were for overall quality in coronary artery bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery. While the legal troubles have undoubtedly impacted the economic health of the hospital, its apparent the medical staff continues to operate at a high level of proficiency and professionalism. THE ISSUE: CMHS recognized for skills.OUR OPINION: Staff continues to function at high level despite distractions. 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. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call 563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and 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 Magnifying glass help This is to the person that was looking for a magnifying glass. I believe I have something that will work for you. Please call me at 634-4364. Well said, TedMy compliments to Ted LaPorte of Hernando for his wonderful letter (March 5). I am all for everything you wrote in there, Mr. LaPorte. Mr. LaPorte, I am so proud of you. Well said.Crying shameRecently went to the dentist. I cant afford dental insurance, but Im on Medicare. And I asked them, do they accept Medicare? And they said, No, we accept Medicaid. And I said, Why dont you accept Medicare? He said, Because they only pay 60 percent and Medicaid pays us 100 percent. So I cant afford to keep going to the dentist. Ill try to get on Medicaid and see if I can go back to the dentist. Its a disgrace because I paid into Medicare all my life and people on Medicaid not that Im denying them but theyre accepted and people on Medicare are not. Beware scamsHeres another scam. I received a phone call saying that I have been awarded $500 by soand-so company. Will you be home between 8 and 10 on Friday? I said, I dont believe it, and I didnt believe it. So anyways, nobody showed up. It is a scam. Its over the phone and just beware of it. 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 Smile, youre speedingI just wanted to say that I hope they put the red-light cameras on every red light in Citrus County and catch these people that think theyre too important to stop.Racing through red lightsI just dont quite understand the comment made by someone in the Sound Off regarding boycotting the cameras. And their comment was that we should bring Florida back to our friendly Florida, which is meaning that we can run red lights and we can speed and we dont have to have any rules and regulations and law enforcement. Obviously, if we looked at the records here of the number of deaths, especially around Croft and (State Road) 44, of people running red lights and getting into serious fatal accidents and so forth anywhere within this county or any county around us, I think this is the proper way to go about it. These people seem to enjoy racing and running red lights and they think that is the friendly Florida.Full stop on redRed-light cameras. Full stop on red before making a right turn thats the law. I know, it cost me $158 for not making a full stop before turning right on red in Dunnellon. So, drivers beware. If you dont make a full stop on red when making a right turn, you are in violation and you will have to pay if youre cited $158. C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Hot Corner: RED-LIGHT CAMERAS EXCELLENCE GUEST COLUMN


Thank you Barney We wish to thank Barney, who lives beside Lake Rousseau, for rescuing us on a rather blustery day several weeks ago when our boat was lodged on one of the many stumps in the lake. It would have been a long and cold swim to shore. We certainly will pay it forward and just want to express our appreciation to our Good Samaritan. Jim and Dee Green Homosassa All you can do is laugh A few months ago, a Sound Off caller complained about a frequently used clich, if you will. I laughed and thought maybe I had called during one of my poor-grammar nightmares! Many people dont like immigrants, aliens and foreigners to speak their own language rather than English. How many natural-born citizens properly speak our language? Television commercials blast for free, sam-wiches, attorneys refer to people as that instead of who; as it were and if you will; the weather channel has cloudy or sunny days for you; I done it, seen it and it aint so; less rather than fewer; have got to see, do or have; someone is 6 foot tall instead of feet; and the list goes on! Incorrect punctuation, atrocious spelling, and just check the want ads! I often cut out various news articles and circle the errors so my friends can have a laugh, too! Finding humor in the unnecessary slaughter of the English language keeps my few remaining strands of hair from falling out! I cant fix it and its not going to improve in my lifetime. So, Ill read the newspaper and listen to the educated newscasters while Im leaning back to view the beautiful sky, realizing there are still a few things humans cant obliterate, alter or revive. Smile! Its nicer, easier, and healthier than getting an uncomfortable knot in your underpants! Joanie Welch Inverness Whose family values make for a better world? For the past 20 years or more, the term family values has floated around the country. But what do we mean when we say family values? Do we mean the traditional, conservative definition promoted by fundamentalist Christian doctrine? Is it the harsh patriarchal model where wives must obey their husbands? Where women are denied the right to make decisions about their own lives and bodies, laws are passed that forbid women to have a safe abortion, and lesbians and gays are denied the same rights as other taxpaying citizens? Under the banner of family values, fundamentalist Christians are attempting to abandon the First Amendment right for individuals to their own beliefs. Disregarding the separation of church and state, they want to bring back prayers in school and the teaching of creationism. Or do we mean mutual respect and consideration in marriage, acceptance of difference, compassion for the disadvantaged and teaching our children to be of service to others even if they are different? It seems to me that this used to be what Christian teachings were all about. When choosing which family values model to follow, we should ask ourselves: Which will make a better world? L.M. Eastman Lecanto Open season on coyotes Time for open season! This is the fifth dog, I know of personally, that was taken by two coyotes all 90 pounds of him in a fenced-in back yard, minding his own business. He had no chance to fight back. It has to stop. We are all starting to carry sticks, golf clubs, clubs and mace, anything that will prevent them from attacking us as we are out for a great walk, constantly checking the treed area as we go down the road. We arent even safe in our own backyards anymore. We have hunting season for deer and they dont even hurt us or our beloved pets. Sure we eat the meat, but has anyone tried coyote? Here is a challenge for you great chefs out there: Alligator is good, rattlesnake is good, so why not try coyote? And if not for us, use in dog and cat food and let them eat the coyote instead of the reverse. Something has to be done or do we wait til they start attacking our children? Lets do something now. Our pets are our children and companions.Well said, Mrs. MattosIm calling in response to the letter to the editor by Edna Mattos on (March 4) on the right to bear arms, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and to commend the Chronicle for printing it. More of us should learn more about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to keep our country safe and strong. There should be more time spent teaching about these things in school.Need clock fixed I would like to know the name of a repairman for a grandfather clock. I remember there were some in the paper a year or so ago. Please list one to help me.Please, no neighbors I dont know what theyre whining about ... in Citrus Hills because a house across from them has been abandoned for six years. Theyre lucky. I live in the Inverness South Highlands. I wish one of my neighbors houses were empty for six years. But, no, theyre not. Ive got neighbors with five, six barking dogs all the time. A guys riding the lawnmower in the yard two, three days a week in the winter it didnt even grow using leaf-blowers for nonexistent leaves. I got a lot of leaves in my yard, but I use a rake. So I would love to look at woods and a house deteriorating and nature than to have all these environmental-menace neighbors next door to me and kids screaming and all that. Passport disposal helpFrom what I understand, the Holder post office issues applications for new passports. I have three expired passports I wish to turn in to prevent their misuse since these type passports are in demand by unscrupulous individuals. 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Associated PressVATICAN CITY Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney Tuesday, signaling cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the worlds 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. Surrounded by Michelangelos imposing frescoes imagining the beginning and the end of the world, cardinals locked themselves into the chapel following a final appeal for unity to heal the divisions that have been exposed by Pope Benedict XVIs shocking resignation and revelations of corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican bureaucracy. Led by prelates holding a crucifix and candles, the 115 scarletrobed prelates chanted the Litany of Saints, the hypnotic Gregorian chant imploring the intercession of the saints to guide their voting, before the master of liturgical ceremonies intoned Extra omnes or all out and closed the heavy wooden doors. Outside, thousands of people braved cold night rain and packed St. Peters Square, eyes fixed on the narrow chimney poking out of the Sistine Chapel roof. They were rewarded some three hours after the conclave began when thick black smoke billowed out of the chimney, signaling no pope had been elected. The cardinals now return to the Vatican hotel for the night and resume voting Wednesday morning. Benedict XVIs surprise resignation has thrown the church into turmoil and exposed deep divisions among cardinals grappling with whether they need a manager to clean up the Vaticans dysfunctional bureaucracy or a pastor who can inspire Catholics at a time of waning faith and growing secularism. The leading contenders for pope have fallen into one of the two camps, with Cardinal Angelo Scola, seen as favored by those hoping to shake up the powerful Vatican bureaucracy, and Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer, favored by Vatican-based insiders who have defended the status quo. Other names included Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who heads the Vaticans powerful office for bishops, and U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the exuberant archbishop of New York. Associated PressLUBBOCK, Texas Derrick Lee Hager had just dropped off his girlfriend in the Texas Panhandle and was headed with four other friends to a nearby town to continue enjoying their spring break. But the teens never made it, perishing in a fiery wreck near Dumas after the driver ran a stop sign and collided with a tanker loaded with fuel. The deaths of the five Texas teens came the same day as an accident in Ohio that killed six and a day before a crash in Illinois killed four. Three teenagers died Friday in Indiana when police said the drivers of two pickups ran a four-way stop and collided. The deadly accidents serve as horrific reminders of the perils of teen driving, but contrast statistics indicating fatal crashes among teen drivers have declined during the past decade, according to a report released last month by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices. The report also indicates deaths of younger teen drivers sharply increased during the first six months of last year, reversing a 10-year trend. There were 435 16-yearold drivers killed in 2000, according to the report, but by 2011 that had dropped to 173. During the same time period, deaths among 17-year-old drivers dropped from 564 to 250. But deaths of 16and 17year-old drivers in traffic accidents during the first six months of 2012 rose a combined 19 percent during the same period of the previous year, from 202 to 240 deaths. The report, which does not include passenger deaths, is based on preliminary state data that sometime changes. Despite the recent increase, overall teen driving deaths are significantly lower than they were a decade ago, when teen drivers traveled with fewer state-imposed restrictions, including limits on driving with teen passengers and driving at night. Twenty-five states reported increases from the first six months of 2011 to the same span last year, 17 had decreases, and eight states and the District of Columbia reported no change in the number of 16and 17-year-old driver deaths. 5 US troops die in helicopter crash KABUL, Afghanistan A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan killed five American service members, officials said Tuesday. Monday nights crash brought the total number of U.S. troops killed that day to seven, making it the deadliest day for U.S. forces so far this year. Two U.S. special operations forces were gunned down hours earlier in an insider attack by an Afghan policeman in eastern Afghanistan. The NATO military coalition said initial reports showed no enemy activity in the area at the time. The cause of the crash is under investigation, the statement said. Authorities seize 23 tons of drugsKABUL, Afghanistan Afghan officials said counternarcotics teams have seized roughly 23 tons of heroin and morphine and other chemicals in a helicopter raid. The raid commander, Gen. Abdul Khalil Bahktyar, said in a news conference helicopter-borne commandos raided a facility in the Sherzad district of Nangarhar province east of Kabul. They seized drugs and large quantities of chemicals such as ammonium chloride, which are used in the manufacture of illicit narcotics. Israel troops shoot Palestinian JERUSALEM Israeli troops shot to death a Palestinian man on Tuesday after he and others hurled rocks and firebombs at them in the West Bank, the military said. The death was the latest in a new uptick in Palestinian casualties in the area, where protests in support of prisoners held in Israeli jails have led to violent clashes between the protesters and Israeli forces. The protests have largely subsided. Yatta hospital director Ziyad Abu Zahra identified the man killed as 25-yearold Mahmoud Titi and said he was shot in the head. Greek bailout review hits snagATHENS, Greece Inspectors from Greeces rescue lenders delayed a meeting with the prime minister scheduled for Tuesday after talks stalled over tax collection difficulties and promised reductions in public sector staff. The talks between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the inspectors from the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund were postponed by one day until Wednesday. Curiosity Associated Press This NASA image shows the Curiosity rover with a scoop of powdered rock on Mars. The rover drilled into a Martian rock for the first time and transferred a pinch of powder to its instruments to analyze the chemical makeup. Mars rover shows life was possible LOS ANGELES NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life. The analysis was done by the rover Curiosity, which drilled into the rock, crushed it and tested a tiny sample. The rover was the first spacecraft sent to Mars that could collect a sample from deep inside a rock. At a briefing Tuesday at NASAs Washington headquarters, NASA scientist said the rock contains clay minerals that formed in a watery environment an environment that may have been favorable for microscopic organisms. Officer guilty of cannibal plot NEW YORK A New York City police officer was convicted Tuesday of charges he plotted to kidnap and cook women to dine on their girl meat a macabre case that subjected jurors to often gory evidence and asked them to separate fantasy from reality. The Manhattan jury reached the verdict in federal court at the kidnapping conspiracy trial of Officer Gilberto Valle, a 28-year-old father with an admitted fetish for talking on the Internet about cannibalism. Valles lawyers insisted he was just fantasizing and noted none of the women were ever harmed. Valle bowed his head and looked teary-eyed when the verdict was announced. Valle faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced June 19. With the conviction, he loses his job as a police officer.Judge enters plea for Holmes CENTENNIAL, Colo. The judge in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting case entered a not guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes on Tuesday after the former graduate students defense team said he was not ready to enter one. If Holmes is convicted, he could be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge William Sylvester said Holmes, 25, can change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later, if he chooses. Such a change could be the only way Holmes could avoid life in prison or execution. Prosecutors, for their part, have not said yet whether they will pursue the death penalty. The judge set Aug. 5 for the start of the trial. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Germany Associated Press A squirrel sits in the snow Tuesday in a garden in Wiesbaden, Germany. Fresh snow fell in many parts of Germany. World BRIEFS From wire reports SOURCE: ESRIAP PAK. AFGHANISTANKabul KANDAHAR PROVINCE Kandahar city 0 0 200 km 200 mi 0 0 200 km 200 mi Helicopter crash kills five U.S. troops TAJIK. TURKM. IRAN UZB. James Holmes trial set for Aug. 5. GOP offers budget Associated PressWASHINGTON House Republicans redoubled their efforts Tuesday to roll back signature accomplishments of President Barack Obama, offering a slashing budget plan that would repeal new health care subsidies and cut spending across a wide swath of programs dear to Obama and his Democratic allies. The GOP plan was immediately rejected by the White House as an approach that just doesnt add up and would harm Americas middle class. Obama has rebuffed similar plans two years in a row and ran strongly against the ideas when winning re-election last year when its chief author, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, RWis., was on the Republican ticket. Ryans plan promises to cut the deficit from $845 billion this year to $528 billion in the 2014 budget year that starts in October. The deficit would drop to $125 billion in 2015 and hover pretty much near balance for several years before registering a $7 billion surplus in 2023. Senate Democrats are responding with a milder plan that would repeal automatic spending cuts that began to take effect earlier this month while offering $100 billion in new spending for infrastructure and job training. The Democratic counter wont be officially unveiled until Wednesday, but its rough outlines were described by aides. That plan by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., would raise taxes by almost $1 trillion over a decade and cut spending by almost $1 trillion over the same period. But more half of the combined deficit savings would be used to repeal the automatic, across-theboard spending cuts that began to hit the economy earlier this month and are slated to continue through the decade. Catholics await cardinals Associated Press Faithful hold their umbrellas Tuesday as they follow on a video monitor in St. Peters Square while cardinals take an oath in the Sistine Chapel at the start the conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. Black smoke from chapel chimney Tuesday: No pope yet Crashes belie US trend; teen fatalities wane Cardinals Giuseppe Bertello, center, and Antonio Maria Veglio enter the Sistine Chapel prior to the start of the conclave. Associated Press House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds up a copy of the House Budget Committee 2014 Budget Resolution as he speaks Tuesday during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


Golf/ B2 Baseball, local sports/ B3 Scoreboard/B4 Sports briefs/ B4 TV, lottery/ B5 Basketball, football/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 NFL free agency started with a bang Tuesday./B5 S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Lecanto tennis teams sweep past CR Panther boys escape improved Pirates 4-3 J AMES B LEVINS CorrespondentLECANTO In their second and final regular-season meeting, the Lecanto Panthers once again took home the meet victory over intra-county rival Crystal River but it was a lot closer this time around. Lecanto blanked Crystal River when the teams met Feb. 15 with a 7-0 shutout. The Pirates brought the meet down to the wire as the Panthers managed to nab a win by one point 43 Tuesday afternoon and sweep the Pirates for the season. Lecanto split with the Citrus Hurricanes 1-1 in county play while Citrus leads Crystal River in its regular season series 1-0 with one final meeting on Mar. 20. In No. 1 singles Lecantos Rishi Gurnani completed a sweep of his own by defeating Crystal Rivers Matt Allen for the second time 6-4, 7-5. Gurnani currently has a 6-3 overall singles record on the year. Lloyd Justo cleaned up in No. 2 singles for Lecanto by winning in two sets over Crystal Rivers Ryan Johnson 6-3, 6-3. Ben Epstein stirred things up for his Pirate team by gaining its first point in No. 3 singles by beating Lecantos Dale Eastmond 6-3, 6-4. Lecanto regained momentum with another win in No. 4 singles as Dhruv Patel downed Pirate Matt White 6-2, 6-4. Crystal Rivers Devin Reed staged a comeback in the No. 5 singles match. After Lecantos Marshal King won the first set Lady Panthers romp J OE K ORNECKI III CorrespondentLECANTO The Lecanto girls tennis team defeated the Crystal River Pirates for the second time this season, as the Panthers notched a decisive 6-1 victory Tuesday night. Lecanto (8-2) defeated its county rival in four of the five singles and swept both doubles matches. Im proud of my girls, Lecanto coach Sammie Hall said. We want to keep competing this way going forward. We got our sights set on districts, Crystal River head coach Cindy Reynolds said. We play our first district game next week ... and we are looking forward to a good showing at the district See ROMP / Page B4 See SWEEP / Page B4 Rodgers pitches strong for CR S EAN A RNOLD CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER Crystal Rivers defense played error-free behind junior pitcher Derrick Rogers who fanned eight and scattered five hits and three walks in seven innings as the Pirates defeated visiting Dunnellon 2-1 in 5A-7 play on Tuesday. After the Tigers (3-6 overall, 2-3 in district) tied the game in the top of the sixth on an RBIsingle by sophomore starting pitcher Bo Dewitz, who drove in sophomore left fielder Garrett Kudlack. Crystal River (3-7 overall, 1-3 in district) loaded the bases with one out in the bottom half of the inning off a couple walks and a Tiger error. Junior Garrett Lofley then batted in junior courtesy runner Cody Anderson, who was in for junior catcher Mason Pateracki, with a grounder to the right side for the games decisive run. Dunnellon senior Shane Williams led off the seventh with a single before Rogers forced a flyout and a pair of groundouts to sophomore third baseman Jordan Humphreys in securing Crystal Rivers first district victory of the season. I was trying to keep them off balance, Rogers said of his performance. I felt strong today, and the defense was amazing. Derrick Rogers was stellar, tonight, Pirates coach Bobby Stack said. His prior two outings were solid, but we pulled him out with leads to protect his arm and we didnt finish for him. Weve been really concentrating on hitting more line drives and hard ground balls, trying to be smarter at the plate, added Stack, whose team struck out just twice at the plate. Its a learning curve with this young team. Were trying to beat some life into the dead horse. Pirates senior second baseman Michael Kidd drove in freshman shortstop Zach Pattison with a hard grounder toward third base to score the first Pirate run in the third inning. Dewitz struck out one Pirate and allowed two hits and three walks in 2.2 innings. Sophomore Josh Tricomi allowed two hits and walked three in 2.2 innings of relief for Dewitz before sophomore Ryan Mills recorded the final two Crystal River outs. Sophomore right fielder Kane Parks led the Tigers at the plate with a double and a single for a 2 for 3 effort. Rogers pitched an absolutely great game, Dunnellon coach Seth Gaspin said. He kept us off balance all night, and when we did hit the ball hard they squeezed us and caught it in gaps and everything else. Outside of Kudlack in the sixth inning, we never got a runner to third. It was too little, too late for us. Im proud of the way we fought, Gaspin added. It was a good battle. Good for Coach Stack and his team. They played well the whole time and did what theyre supposed to do. Crystal River plays Friday at Hernando at 7 p.m. Dunnellon plays at Belleview tonight. Flying high STEPHEN E. LASKO /For the Chronicle In her fifth year of track, Seven Rivers Christian senior Tiana Miele has excellent form as she jumps 32-1 in the triple jump competition at the Doug Patton Memorial Meet on Tuesday afternoon at Citrus High School. Miele won three individual events. Standout feats abound at Patton Memorial L ARRYB UGG CorrespondentINVERNESS Sarah Besler would have liked things a little warmer. This is Florida after all. The Citrus High School junior did like the results of her efforts. She won the girls pole vault Tuesday night with a vault of 7 feet, 7 inches at the Doug Patton Memorial Track and Field Meet at the Citrus Bowl. I have got it before, Besler said. It was a good day for me. I have been pole-vaulting for two years. I didnt have a lot of time to warm up. Im happy to win. She comes to practice every single day and she is getting better, Citrus coach Chop Alexander said. She scored in Tavares. She won today. She is a very humble girl and she works hard. You cant ask for an athlete to do more than that. The Lecanto High School girls track team won the meet with 130.5 points. Citrus was a distant second with 70.3 points. Crystal River had 27.5 points and Seven Rivers Christian had 27 points. The Panther girls also won the Crystal River Invitational on Saturday and have two wins in a row. Im very proud of my girls, Lecanto High coach Robbie Thompson said. I hope they continue to do well. The Crystal River boys won the meet with 113 points. Lecanto was second with 99 points. Citrus had 44 points. The Crystal River coach felt the meet didnt show what the athletes were capable of. Its cold, Tim Byrne said. Its hard to have a quality meet when it is cold. There were some good performances. John Bester looked good today. A.J. Bass looked good, my young Pirates baseball turns back Dunnellon Canes make it through extra frames Citrus baseball downs district foe Central 5-4 S TEVE M C G UNNIGLE CorrespondentINVERNESS While home runs are nice, theyre not the only difference-making play in a baseball game, as the visiting Central Bears learned the hard way at Citrus on Monday night. After a three-run line drive blast over the left field wall by Jalaun Outlaw gave Central a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning, the Hurricanes tied it in the seventh to force extra innings and walked off with a 5-4 District 6A-6 victory in the bottom of the eighth inningon a Bears error. Tyler Beagan and Nate White each drew full-count walks to start the frame. Kyle Tobin laid down a bunt that dribbled up the third base line, which was scooped up by Central relief pitcher Trevor McKenna, whose throw to first sailed high and into foul territory, allowing Beagan to score easily from second with the winning run. Citrus (6-4, 3-1 in district play) has now won all three extra-inning games it has played this season, drawing even in the standings with Central (5-4, 3-1) in the process. Citrus head coach Brady Bogart said, We expect to win close ballgames. Were young, but we grow from that. Hurricanes starter Chad Dawson pitched effectively through five innings, surrendering four runs (three unearned), all in the fourth inning. Dawson scattered six hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Austin Bogart threw the final three innings, holding Central scoreless and hitless with five strikeouts and two walks, giving Citrus the opportunity to come back. (Austin has) done his job in relief this year. Getting strikeouts when we need strikeouts, getting outs when we need outs, Brady Bogart said.. The Canes took an early 3-0 lead, scoring once in the first inning on a Cody Bogart RBI singleand twice more in the second. Bogart added a two-run double in the second inning, scoring Beagan and Dawson. Beagan had See HIGH / Page B4 See CITRUS / Page B4 For more photos, click on this story at www.chronicle online.com.


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Membership & Group Rates Available 3 5 2 4 6 5 0 9 8 6 3 5 2 4 6 5 0 9 8 6 Toll Free 1-888-886-1309 352-465-0986 000EA7J HOLE-IN-ONE On March 10 at Twisted Oaks Golf Club, Nancy Goutas made a hole-in-one on the 8th hole using a 7-wood. The shot, from 130 yards out, was witnessed by Ed Goutas, Rich Vehrs and Lind Vehrs.BRENTWOOD MEN Feb. 27, Wednesday Point Quota Scramble results. First7 under (MOC) Ron Cart, C. W. Goschen, Jennie Diaz, Don Henderson Second7 under Norm Knowles, B. J. Knowles, Don Gittings, Jim Pearson Third6 under Brian Ingraham, Possum Lindsey, John Fogarty, Paul Little Closest to the pin: No. 2Bruce Liston No. 4Steve Arena 50/50 WinnerTy Ross March 2, Saturday Morning Scramble results. First Robert Haden, Margaret Roberts, Art Miller, Jesse Lewis Second Jim Pearson, Bob Staker, Steve Leonard, Mona Evans Third Dennis Ronk, Frank Hughes, Dick Emberly, Bob Johansen Closest to the pin: No. 2Gene Moff No. 4Clair Lockwood March 3, Sunday Morning Scramble results. 3 under (MOC) Wayne Brooks, Don Gittings, Jim Pearson 3 under Bruce Liston, Jennie Diaz, Don Henderson 2 under Bob Staker, Rolf Kettenburg, Jerry Walker Closest to the pin: No. 2Wayne Brooks No. 4Jennie Diaz 50/50 WinnerJerry Walker March 4, Monday Mens Group results. First(MOC) 7 under Jim Kieffer Second7 under Russ Kauffman Bob GoyetteMost over quota + 6 Closest to the pin: No. 2Jim Kieffer No. 4Jim Pearson March 5 The Beverly Hills Mens Nine Hole Golf League results from Brentwood C.C. Vern Bishop31 Seamus Graham35 Frank Hughes35 Birdies Jesse Lewis Vern Bishop GMW Award Ed Hildenbrandt Golfers of any age or ability are welcome to join in for a friendly round of nine holes of handicap golf. We know you have a lot to do, so we get the round of golf out of the way early every Tuesday morning at Brentwood Farms Golf Course. The league start with tee time at 7:45 a.m. For information, call Frank Hughes at 352-746-4800 or email new216@tampabay.rr.com. March 3, Wednesday Point Quota Group First+6 John Fogarty, Steve Leonard Second+3 Sam Williams, Bill Owens Most over quota+4 Joe Goyette Closest to the pin No. 2Tom Cox No. 4Bob Staker 50/50 WinnerMorris Frank March 9, Saturday Morning Scramble First Dennis Ronk, Frank Hughes, Dick Emberly, Jerry Krause Second Pete Krol, Larry Lietzke, Mike O Donaghue, Gene Pokaluk Third Bob Staker, Jim Pearson, Mona Evans, Margaret Roberts Closest to the pin No. 2Larry Lietzke No. 4Jerry Krause March 10, Sunday Morning Scramble 8 under Kenny McCabe, Chuck Curtis, Dave McLaughlin, Jennie Diaz 7 under Steve Leonard, R. J. Cantagallo, Mona Evans Don Oslance 5 under Bob Staker, John Fish, Anita Mc Cabe Closest to the pin No. 2Bruce liston No. 4John Fish 50/50 winnerRolf Kettenburg On March 12, the Mens Nine Hole Golf League played at Brentwood C.C. Winning scorers: Vern Bishop34 Gene Gorczyca35 Harold Snider37 No winners this week for birdies, OTG or special awards. Golfers Weekly Tip: When hitting out of bunker, be aggressive and swing with authority. All ages or ability are welcome to join in for a round of nine holes of handicap golf. We get the round of golf out of the way early every Tuesday morning at Brentwood Golf Course. The league starts with tee time at 7:45 a.m. For information call, Frank Hughes at 352-746-4800 or email new216@ tampabay.rr.com. WOMEN March 3 Brentwood Tuesday Ladies League results. Team Standings: First92 Glenora Hilton and Dorothy Gratien Second83.5 Cathy Foody and Clarita Parado Third75 Penny Magliano and Jane Vandenbergh Individual Standings: First42 Glenora Hilton Second (Tie)40.5 Kay Fitzsimmons Gail Nowicki Penny Magliano Low Gross-41 Glenora Hilton Low Net-29 Glenora Hilton Chip-ins No. 4Mary Ann Barch No. 5Sandi Luther No. 3Dianne Joyner No. 5Cathy Foody Birdies: No. 2Rosemary Karaffa Game of the Day Most 7s (Tie 3 each) Mary Ann Barch, Jane Vandenbergh, Jeri Meday, Patti Closest to the Pin: No. 2Sandi Luther No. 4Dianne JoynerCITRUS HILLS On March 6, the Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association On The Oaks Golf Course played Irish Four Ball. First-21 Tom Halloran, Bob Sarno, George Lowell and Lou Pulgrano Second-19 Gene Yanosy, Jack Hammon, Jerry Krause and Jack Holeman Third-18 Mac McDuff, Curt Mesler, Don Gatz and Len Ciriello Fourth-16 Chuck Hanner, Randy Robertson, Jim Pachmayer and John Bechler Fifth-15 (MOC) Vick Jamnik, Dick Brown, Clive Affleck and Mike Rizzio March 5 The Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association participated in the final qualifying round for the Ace of Aces tournament in April. The following people qualified. Flight 1 First Low Gross80 Kathy Stefani Second Low Gross85 Kay Close First Low Net70 Judy Stone Second Low Net72 Jackie Dziekan Flight 2 First Low Gross85 Helen Clayton Second Low Gross88 Sherry Robertson First Low Net67 Barbara Hirnyk Second Low Net70 Ruth Rosenow Flight 3 First Low Gross98 Deniece Gatz Second Low Gross105 Nelia Rodriguez First Low Net70 Nancy Larson Second Low Net87 Barbara Shipman Flight 4 First Low Gross102 Brenda Benoit Second Low Gross103 Jeannette Mazzone First Low Net72 Carol Graves Second Low Net TIE74 Virginia Romiti Karen Feutz Birdies No. 6Brenda Lindsey No. 11Barbara Hirnyk No. 16Sherry RobertsonCITRUS SPRINGS MEN On March 2, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 3 best balls on front and 2 best balls on back. First159 Woody Miner, John Lycke, Emil Colletti, Bill Curry (blind) Second160 Jerry Feher, Bob Geci, Dave Balas, Doug Sirmons Closest to the Pin: No. 4Pete Clutter No. 8Glen Robertson No. 11Bill Curry No. 14Jerry Feher No. 16Harvey Jenkins On March 5, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best balls on par 4s and 5s and 1 on par 3s. First107 Harvey Jenkins, Woody Miner, John Lycke, Dave Balas Second110 Doug Sirmons, Bob Hunt, Emil Coletti, Rocky Marziani Third111 Bill Curry, Leon Smith, Glen Robertson, Russ Woodworth Closest to the Pin: No. 4Carry over No. 8Mike Feltner No. 11Bob Malloy No. 14Jerry Feher No. 16Doug Sirmons On March 7, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played individual low net. White Tees First71 Walt Norton Second76 Harvey Jenkins Yellow Tees First67 Jack Williamson Second70 Woody Miner Closest to the Pin: No. 2Bob Hunt No. 8Ceplo No. 10Leon Smith No. 13Jack Williamson No. 15Ceplo WOMEN March 8, Points Quota Chicks with Sticks results. June Goyette+6 Carol Lanzillo+5 Bev McGonnigal+5 Patsy Delp+4 Noreen Elliott+4 Marj Sibley+4 Mary McConnell+3 Jan Kominski+1 Jean OBrien+1 Closest to the pin: No. 4Ginny Hearns Nos. 8 & 11June Goyette No. 16Bev McGonnigal Chicks with Sticks, a ladies points quota league, meets every Friday morning at Citrus Springs. Interested players with GHIN handicaps should call Carole at 352-746-2082 or Jan 352-344-9550.LAKESIDE March 7 LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League results. Rosalie Gosselin+8 Marj Sibley+7 Noreen Elliott+5 Linda Miller+4 Arlene Elwell+2 Amy Thomas+1 Closest to the pin: No. 2Noreen Elliott No. 8Linda Miller No.15Carole Seifert LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays and is now open to all area ladies. No membership dues are required. Occasional play welcomed. Interested players with GHIN handicaps should call Jan at 352-344-9550. 7 RIVERS WOMEN On Feb. 27 and March 6, the 7 Rivers WGA played a two-week Stroke Play Championship. Flight 1 Gross197 Phyllis Pike Net149 Joan Poore Flight 2 Gross202 Judy McMechan Net155 Kay Koebcke Birdies No. 5Joan Poore Chip-In: No. 5Joan Poore MEN On March 7, the 7Rivers Mens Golf Association played the first 18 holes of a 36-hole tournament. Flight 1 First60 Don Eddy Dick Shephard Second61 Clayton Jeck Frank Wade Third63 Paul Collins Bob Cox Flight 2 First55 Fred Plushanski Dick Van Poucker Second57 Alex Stevens Bill Stallings Third62 Joe Muscaro Don Tuers Closest to the pin: No. 7Fred Plushanski No. 11Alex StevensSOUTHERN WOODS On March 6, the Southern Woods Mens Golf Association played Best 2 of 3 Net Balls. First-9 Ken Moody, Soc Hiotakis, Tom Hendricksen First-9 Russ Fortune, Mike Kennedy, Jack Sandlas Third-8 Mike Taylor, Ken Leo Nelson Wright Third-8 Dennis Weeks, Erv Koch, Gene Askins Fifth-7 Phil Jasper, Mike Theodore, Dan Pera Closest to the pin: No. 4Soc Hiotakis No. 8Gary Mosey No. 17Dan SanteroSUGARMILL WOODS On March 3, the Sand Blasters Mens Group played team point quota. First+8 Zane Megos, Ron Lawwill, Bill Moreau Second+6 (Tie) John Doyle, Ken Eckhardt, Al Turska, Joe Gannon, Gus Calleri, John Rada, Bill Moreau Notable Rounds: Ron Lawwill+6 Chuck Reebeagle on Pine No. 3 On March 7, the Sugarmill Woods Country Club Mens Golf Association played 1 on 5s, 2 on 4s, 3 on 3s. First-24 Frank Siemietkowski, Art Gennero, Ron Rosenwald, Jack Winner Second-23 Rick Wehrheim, Joe George, Sid Kaplowitz, Ernie Pettine Third-22 (Tie) Bruce Whewell, John Rada, Tom Jones, Dennis Borras, Soc Hiotakis, Mike Theodore, Bob Elgart Golfers of the week: Low Gross77 Art Anderson Low Net67 Kyle Muzina, Sid Kaplowitz Low Net60 Sr. Bob Elgart Closest to the Pin: Oak No. 3Dillard Jarrell Oak No. 6Sid Kaplowitz Cypress No. 3Ed Skinner Cypress No. 6Ed Skinner Local LEADERS I n my January column, I discussed the importance of being properly fitted for your irons. What I failed to mention is the added importance of being fitted for your driver as well. With todays new equipment, the golf ball is coming off the face of the driver with less spin. Since the drivers are creating less spin, most golfers are playing with drivers that do not have enough loft. There are many golfers on the PGA Tour now using 10.5degree (and higher) drivers now. So if you are one of the many golfers who are using 8.5or 9.5-degree drivers, chances are you are losing distance. In a perfect world, all golfers would launch the ball between 13 and 14 degrees and have a spin rate between 2,200 and 2,500 RPMs. There are a few factors that can be adjusted in order to achieve these optimum numbers. The first factor is the loft of the club, the second is shaft flex and the third is your swing. When we adjust loft, we change the amount of spin and the launch angle. Another way to reduce spin is to change the shaft different flexes and kick points can and will produce a change in the spin rate. The third and final factor in launch and spin rate is your angle of attack. The steeper the club attacks the ball, the higher the spin rate. In order to reduce your angle of attack, please see your nearest PGA professional for lessons. The only way to get truly accurate readings for launch and spin is to be fitted using a launch monitor. I have many students who want to hit the ball lower so they get more run when it hits the ground. Even though the golf ball may roll more, you may be losing distance. When the ball is on the ground, there is more friction created, which slows the ball down more quickly. When I adjust the driver to create more launch with less spin, my students see an increase in overall distance. If you ever get a chance to see a PGA Tour event in person, pay special attention to the height the average tour professional hits their drivers. I was fortunate enough to be standing on the back of the ninth tee at Augusta National only a few feet from Bubba Watson during a Monday practice round in 2009. When Bubba hit his tee shot, I almost broke my neck when he hit his drive because of how high it went. That drive went approximately 310 yards. Now I know what you are saying: I dont swing that hard. I am not saying you will hit it as long as Bubba, but you must reduce your spin rate to optimize your driver distance. As I said before, please do not walk into a store and just purchase a driver before speaking with someone who is certified in club fitting. In order to swing the golf club confidently, you must like what you are looking down at. The best way to do this is by attending demo days. Once there, you can look at multiple vendors and decide what looks best to you before being fitted and purchasing your new set of golf clubs. For more information on club fitting or to schedule an appointment for a fitting, please feel free to contact me at hhurley@sugarmillwoods cc.com. And as they say, Tee it high and let it fly. Herb Hurley HERBS HINTS Tourney to benefit We Care Food PantryThe third annual golf tournament to benefit We Care Food Pantry will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at 7 Rivers Golf & Country Club, Crystal River. Format is an 18-hole scramble. Registration of $60 per golfer or $200 per foursome includes golf, carts, lunch and prizes. Special hole-in-one prize of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is provided by Harley-Davidson of Crystal River. To register or for more information, email kensteidel@yahoo.com, or call 352-503-7355. Knights host inaugural tourneyThe Knights of Columbus will host its inaugural Golf Tournament March 23 at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Cost is $60 and includes lunch and door prizes. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with tee time at 8:30 a.m. Register early, as the number of entrants is limited. Men and women are welcome. Additionally, the Knights are looking for hole sponsors. Sponsorships are $50 and $100. For more information or to sign up, call Bill Matos at 352-637-5465 or Charlie Kowalski at 352-527-8413. Father Willie Golf Classic on April 13 The Knights of Columbus Abbot Francis Sadlier Council No. 6168 will have its 19th annual Father Willie Golf Classic, open to men and women, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start Saturday, April 13, at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club on the Oaks Course. Hole sponsorships are $50 per hole. Sponsors will be acknowledged with a sign on the greens and in various Knights of Columbus publications prior to the event. Entry fee is $60, which includes coffee and doughnuts prior to the start, green and cart fees, prizes and lunch at the country club. Prizes will be awarded throughout the event, and the person hitting a hole in one on the seventh hole will receive a prize of $15,000. Play will be a scramble format with four-player teams. Form a team or the council can do so. Entries must be received no later than April 10 with checks attached, made out to the Knights of Columbus. Make reservations soon with Jim Louque at 352-746 7563. Inverness Rotary slates tourneyThe Rotary Club of Inverness Charity Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, April 13, at the Inverness Golf and Country Club, 3150 S. Country Club Drive. Theres an 8:30 shotgun start. The $50 per person fee includes golfing, cart, lunch and prizes. There will be three mens flights and one womens flight. Prizes will be awarded in each flight, for closest to the pin and longest drives. Choose your own foursome or have the organizers pair you with other players. Gold ($100) and silver ($50) sponsorships are available, with levels of recognition on the course and at the luncheon. For more information about playing or becoming a sponsor, call Sonny Hunt at 352-726-6496 or 352-212-0232. Golf BRIEFS


Sharapova advances at Indian Wells Associated PressINDIAN WELLS, Calif. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday when he beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-1 for his 20th consecutive victory. Djokovic trailed 5-3 in the first set when the 21year-old Bulgarian committed six double faults, including four in one game, to help the Serb force the tiebreaker. Djokovic won it on a backhand error by the youngest player remaining in the draw. It was not really a beautiful match to watch, Djokovic said. There were a lot of unforced errors, and we both look quite sluggish on the court. Dimitrov was broken twice in the second set while falling to 1-17 against top-10 opponents. He did all the work making winners and making unforced errors, Djokovic said. I just needed to hang in there and try to be patient. Djokovic moves on to play Sam Querrey, a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (7), 7-5 winner over Marinko Matosevic. Djokovic hasnt lost since Oct. 31, when Querrey beat him at the indoors Paris Masters. He does everything really well: unbelievable forehand, unbelievable backhand, moves around the court great, returns great. Its tough to pick on something, Querrey said. I might have to go outside of my comfort zone a little bit and do things I dont like to do, and hopefully it will pay off for me. Querrey is poised to take over as the topranked American in the mens game albeit not in the top 10 from Mardy Fish, who lost 7-6 (4), 7-6 (0) to No. 8 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The most important thing is your world ranking, Querrey said. If youre top 10 I think youre seen a little differently. Maria Sharapova advanced to the womens quarterfinals with a 7-5, 60 win over Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain, someone she had never played before. S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 13, 2013 B3 000E1XQ 000E7R9 For information call 746-7563 Entry fee $60 Fee includes, coffee/donuts, green and cart fees, lunch at the club and prizes. Proceeds will be donated to the Inverness Pregnancy and Family Life Center. Entries must be received by April 10th. Knights of Columbus April 13th 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club The Oaks Annual Fr. Willie Memorial Golf Classic Council 6168 000E8JJ Golf at Plantation after 2:00 PM any day except Sunday $ 25 00 + tax C a l l 3 5 2 7 9 5 7 2 1 1 C a l l 3 5 2 7 9 5 7 2 1 1 Call 352-795-7211 to book a tee time no more than 3 days in advance. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon valid for up to 4 players. Proper golf attire required. Must present coupon. Expires 3/31/13. for only per person Valid for play on the Championship Course only. Yankees pitchers stop Rays Nova tosses four scoreless innings in 3-1 victory Associated PressPORT CHARLOTTE Ivan Nova continued to make a case to be the New York Yankees fifth starter by pitching four scoreless innings during a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Nova allowed four hits, walked none and struck out two in his third exhibition start. The right-hander who faltered down the stretch last season has allowed one run over nine innings this spring. The Yankees scored three runs in the eighth, two of them on Bobby Wilsons pinch-hit single. Mike Fontenot drove in Tampa Bays run with an eighthinning sacrifice fly. On a day the Rays selected AL Cy Young Award winner David Price as their opening day starter, right-hander Alex Cobb built on a solid spring showing by working five scoreless innings. Fla. Grapefruit League Braves 12, Cardinals 3KISSIMMEE Julio Teheran pitched five hitless innings, Freddie Freeman was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-3. St. Louis ended a 29-inning scoreless streak with a three-run seventh off Luis Avilan. Teheran, on the verge of gaining the fifth spot in the Braves rotation, struck out six and walked two while lowering his ERA to 1.29 in four starts. He has allowed four hits and struck out 18 in 14 innings. Freeman had two singles and a sacrifice fly. The Braves scored five times off Edward Mujica in the seventh and three times off Jason Motte in the eighth. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook allowed two runs, three hits, three walks and a hit batter in four innings. Astros 9, Marlins 4JUPITER Carlos Pena and Brett Wallace hit back-to-back home runs off Ricky Nolasco in the first inning and the Houston Astros added three more long balls in a 9-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. Matt Dominguez, Jason Castro and Chris Carter also homered for the Astros, who had 13 hits. Castro went 3 for 3 with a double. Nolasco gave up seven runs, eight hits and four homers in three innings. He walked two and struck out four. Bud Norris allowed four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out one and yielded a home run to Kevin Kouzmanoff. Dominguezs two-run homer in the second hit the roof of the Marlins two-story office building in left. It gave Houston a 5-0 lead. Kouzmanoffs two-run homer highlighted Miamis four-run third.Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3 FORT MYERS Mike Napoli played consecutive games for the first time this spring training and had a run-scoring single and a double, helping the Boston Red Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Napoli, diagnosed with avascular necrosis in both hips during his offseason contract negotiations with the Red Sox, is batting .429 (6 for 14) with two homers and six RBIs. Winner Clay Buchholz allowed three hits in four scoreless innings, while loser Justin Germano, making his first exhibition start of the year, gave up two runs and five hits in three innings. Boston built a 3-0 lead when Dustin Pedroia and Napoli hit consecutive RBI singles in the third, and Ryan Sweeney singled in a run in the fourth against Claudio Vargas.Tigers 10, Phillies 6CLEARWATER Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam and Don Kelly also homered off Roy Halladay, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Detroit starter Drew Smyly allowed three runs two earned and five hits in 3 1/3 innings, and Brayan Pena also went deep. Chase Utley hit his first homer of the spring for the Phillies. The Tigers roughed up the Halladay for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed six hits and walked four in his poorest outing this spring. He came in with a 2.16 ERA in three starts. Halladay is coming off an injuryplagued year in which he had his fewest wins (11) since 2004 and the second-worst ERA (4.49) in his career.Arizona Cactus League Rangers 12, Brewers 3SURPRISE, Ariz. Jeff Baker homered off Tom Gorzelanny and Mike Olt against Travis Webb, helping the Texas Rangers rout the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 Tuesday. Baker has a seven-game hitting streak, going 12 for 15 (.800). Rangers starter Alexi Ogando allowed two hits and three walks and struck out three over four innings, his first scoreless outing of spring training. Texas took a four-hit shutout into the ninth before Tanner Scheppers allowed three runs. Brewers starter Mark Rogers gave up six runs three earned three hits and four walks in 1 1/3 innings. He threw just 18 of 42 pitches for strikes. Rockies 4, Diamondbacks (ss) 3 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Colorados Tyler Chatwood and Arizonas Josh Collmenter had impressive outings as they try to solidify their roles in their teams starting rotations, and the Rockies beat a Diamondbacks split squad 4-3. Chatwood, who started 12 games for the Rockies last year, gave up four hits and a run runs over four innings, striking out two. He slots in as the clubs No. 4 or 5 starter. Collmenter faced 15 batters in four innings. The right-hander went 5-3 in 11 starts as a rookie last season. On Tuesday, he allowed four hits, two runs and retired eight of his last nine batters. Dexter Fowler led off the sixth inning with a tiebreaking home run. Adam Ottavio got the save for Colorado hes never had one in the regular season in in eight years of pro ball. Diamondbacks (ss) 5, Mariners 4 PEORIA, Ariz. Felix Hernandez struck out three in three innings of his second spring training start, but the Seattle Mariners lost to an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad 5-4. Hernandez, who became the highest-paid pitcher in baseball when he signed a seven-year, $175 million contract in February, walked one and gave up one hit a solo home run to Eric Hinske. In two spring appearances, Hernandez allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. He has one walk and five strikeouts. Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin, in competition for the final spot in Arizonas rotation, threw four solid innings. The left-hander gave up one run, four hits, struck out two and did not walk a batter. Arizonas Mark Teahen hit a threerun homer off Hector Noesi and Paul Goldschmidt had a hit, a walk, an RBI and scored a run. Athletics 6, Royals 3 PHOENIX Eric Sogard had a tiebreaking double in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics bullpen slowed the hot-hitting Kansas City Royals in a 6-3 victory. Alex Gordon had two more hits, including a home run off Tommy Milone to lead off the game. The Royals, who scored 30 runs in their previous two games, increased their lead to 3-0 in the fourth on run-scoring hits by Max Ramirez and Johnny Giavotella. Oakland tied it against Royals starter James Shields in the bottom half on an RBI double by Yoenis Cespedes and a two-run single by Brandon Moss. Six As relievers combined for 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball. Kansas City lost for just the second time in 16 spring training games. Associated Press Atlanta Braves infielder Dan Uggla watches as teammate Jason Heyward makes a running catch during the first inning Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals in Kissimmee. C ARL M C D ERMOTT CorrespondentIt was a cold and windy afternoon when the Citrus Hurricanes boys tennis team tangled with the Hurricanes from Lake Weir. It was the Hurricanes from Lake Weir who got blown away as Citrus dominated in a 7-0 victory. The Citrus Hurricanes only lost two sets in running their record to 6-4 in district play. Lake Weir brought only four players, so it forfeited the No. 5 singles match. Both coaches agreed to play the two doubles matches first and it was all Citrus. In the No. 1 doubles match, seniors Kyle Everett and Grey Pospiech won 8-0 in very short order. Pospiech was not slowed down at all after taking an overhand shot to the face in the first game. Everett said the weather conditions were not a factor. We practice in the wind all the time and we dont let it affect our game, he said. The No. 2 doubles team of Michael Hetland and Brady Hayes also won 8-0 in quick fashion to sweep the doubles matches. The singles matches were more of the same as the Citrus Hurricanes dominated all four matches played on the court. At No. 1 singles, Lake Weir took the first game but that was it. Everett quickly ran through the next eight games to take the set 8-1. The No. 2 singles match went to Pospiech with the Citrus player taking all eight games. The match between Citruss Micheal Hetland and Lake Weirs Dominic Uncson was the longest match of the day, lasting close to one hour. Hetland prevailed 8-1 but Uncson made him work, winning his share of points and causing many long volleys. Hayes wrapped up the match in No. 4 singles with an 8-0 shellacking of his opponent. Citrus coach James Martone was very glad to get the match in considering the weather conditions. Success comes with practice, Martone said. Even if Lake Weir is a little down this year, our tough district competition makes us better. First-year Lake Weir coach Treston Barrett is playing many first-time players. We are getting better, Barrett said. Our boys continue to put forth lots of effort and it will pay off. Associated Press Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.


C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon (ESPN) Big East Tournament, Second Round: Providence vs. Cincinnati 2 p.m. (ESPN) Big East Tournament, Second Round: TBA vs. Syracuse 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Big East Tournament, Second Round: St. Johns vs. Villanova 7:30 p.m. (38 MNT) SEC Tournament, First Round: Mississippi State vs. South Carolina 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Big East Tournament, Second Round: TBA vs. Notre Dame 10 p.m. (38 MNT) SEC Tournament, First Round: Auburn vs. Texas A&M GOLF 5 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour: Tampa Bay Championship, Pro-Am (Same-day tape) MLB 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Preseason: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins NBA 7 p.m. (SUN) Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers 8 p.m. (ESPN) Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets 4 a.m. (ESPN2) Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder (Same-day tape) NHL 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils SOCCER 3:30 p.m. (FSNFL) UEFA Champions League, Round of 16: Malaga CF vs FC Porto 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. Forest at Lecanto SOFTBALL 7 p.m. Hernando at Crystal River Spring TrainingAMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Kansas City132.867 Baltimore104.714 Cleveland116.647 Seattle116.647 Chicago85.615 Tampa Bay117.611 Minnesota107.588 Detroit108.556 Boston99.500 Oakland88.500 Texas88.500 Houston78.467 Toronto79.438 New York611.353 Los Angeles310.231 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Colorado87.533 Atlanta109.526 New York66.500 St. Louis88.500 San Diego89.471 Miami78.467 Los Angeles67.462 San Francisco67.462 Milwaukee79.438 Philadelphia79.438 Washington68.429 Arizona710.412 Chicago710.412 Pittsburgh710.412 Cincinnati411.267 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesdays Games Houston 9, Miami 4 Atlanta 12, St. Louis 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 10, Philadelphia 6 Boston 5, Toronto 3 Arizona (ss) 5, Seattle 4 Oakland 6, Kansas City 3 Texas 12, Milwaukee 3 Colorado 4, Arizona (ss) 3 San Diego vs. San Francisco, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Cincinnati, late Todays Games Washington (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:10 p.m. Thursdays Games Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m.NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB New York3823.623 Brooklyn3827.5852 Boston3429.5405 Toronto2539.39114 Philadelphia2439.38115 Southeast Division WLPctGB x-Miami4814.774 Atlanta3429.54014 Washington2042.32328 Orlando1847.27731 Charlotte1450.21935 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana3924.619 Chicago3528.5564 Milwaukee3230.5166 Detroit2343.34817 Cleveland2242.34417 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4916.754 Memphis4219.6895 Houston3430.53114 Dallas3033.47618 New Orleans2243.33827 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4717.734 Denver4322.6624 Utah3331.51614 Portland2933.46817 Minnesota2239.36123 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4520.692 Golden State3629.5549 L.A. Lakers3431.52311 Phoenix2242.34422 Sacramento2243.33823 x-clinched playoff spot Tuesdays Games Cleveland 95, Washington 90 Charlotte 100, Boston 74 L.A. Lakers 106, Orlando 97 Brooklyn 108, New Orleans 98 Miami 98, Atlanta 81 Minnesota 107, San Antonio 83 Dallas 115, Milwaukee 108 Memphis at Portland, late Todays Games Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. New York at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m. New York at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Top 20 mens basketball schedule Times EDT Wednesdays Games No. 19 Syracuse vs. Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden, 2:30 p.m. No. 24 Notre Dame vs. Rutgers at Madison Square Garden, 9:30 p.m. Thursdays Games No. 4 Louisville vs. Villanova or St. Johns at Madison Square Garden, 7 p.m. No. 5 Georgetown vs. Providence or Cincinnati at Madison Square Garden, Noon No. 6 Michigan vs. Penn State at the United Center, 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Kansas vs. West Virginia or Texas Tech at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 3 p.m. No. 11 Kansas State vs. Texas or TCU at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 7 p.m. No. 12 Marquette vs. No. 24 Notre Dame, Rutgers or DePaul at Madison Square Garden, 9:30 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma State vs. Baylor at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 9:30 p.m. No. 15 New Mexico vs. Wyoming or Nevada at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, 9:30 p.m. No. 17 Pittsburgh vs. No. 19 Syracuse, Seton Hall or South Florida at Madison Square Garden, 2:30 p.m. No. 18 Arizona vs. Colorado or Oregon State at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, 5:36 p.m. No. 20 Memphis vs. Tulane or Marshall at the BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla., 7 p.m. Fridays Games No. 2 Duke vs. Maryland or Wake Forest at Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum, 7 p.m. No. 3 Indiana vs. Illinois or Minnesota at the United Center, Noon No. 8 Michigan State vs. Iowa or Northwestern at the United Center, 9 p.m. No. 9 Miami vs. Boston College or Georgia Tech at Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum, Noon No. 10 Ohio State vs. Purdue or Nebraska at the United Center, 6:30 p.m. No. 13 Florida vs. Georgia or LSU at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn., 1 p.m. No. 16 Saint Louis vs. Richmond or Charlotte at the Barclays Center, Noon No. 22 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Michigan or Penn State at the United Center, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays Games Schedule TBD No. 3 Indiana in Big Ten semifinals at the United Center, 1:40 p.m. No. 4 Louisville in Big East championship at Madison Square Garden, 8:30 p.m. No. 5 Georgetown in Big East championship at Madison Square Garden, 8:30 p.m. No. 6 Michigan in Big Ten semifinals at the United Center, 1:40 p.m. No. 7 Kansas in Big 12 championship at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 6 p.m. No. 8 Michigan State in Big Ten semifinals at the United Center, 4 p.m. No. 9 Miami in ACC semifinals at Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum, 1 p.m. No. 10 Ohio State in Big Ten semifinals at the United Center, 4 p.m. No. 11 Kansas State in Big 12 championship at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 6 p.m. No. 12 Marquette in Big East championship at Madison Square Garden, 8:30 p.m. No. 13 Florida in SEC semifinals at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn., 1 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma State in Big 12 championship at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 6 p.m. No. 15 New Mexico in Mountain West championship at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, 6 p.m. No. 16 Saint Louis in Atlantic 10 semifinals at the Barclays Center, 1:30 p.m. No. 17 Pittsburgh in Big East championship at Madison Square Garden, 8:30 p.m. No. 18 Arizona in Pac-12 championship at MGM Grand Garden Arena, 11:02 p.m. No. 19 Syracuse in Big East championship at Madison Square Garden, 8:30 p.m. No. 20 Memphis in Conference USA championship at the BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla., 11:30 a.m. NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh2719803810078 New Jersey261295296575 N.Y. Rangers2513102286461 N.Y. Islanders2611123257788 Philadelphia2712141257582 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Montreal261754388466 Boston241743377253 Ottawa261385316154 Toronto2715111318175 Buffalo2710143237084 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Carolina251591317969 Winnipeg2613112286876 Tampa Bay2611141238881 Washington2510141216976 Florida2771462066101 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago262123458558 St. Louis2614102308079 Detroit261295296866 Nashville261196285861 Columbus2710125256274 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver251276306868 Minnesota2513102285961 Edmonton2610115256476 Colorado2510114246273 Calgary249114226482 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim251933418763 Los Angeles241482307160 San Jose251186285861 Phoenix2512103277272 Dallas2512112266771 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Boston 3, Ottawa 2, SO Los Angeles 3, Calgary 1 Tuesdays Games Vancouver 2, Columbus 1, SO Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Carolina 4, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2 Winnipeg 5, Toronto 2 St. Louis 4, San Jose 2 Anaheim 2, Minnesota 1 Nashville 4, Dallas 0 Edmonton 4, Colorado 0 Los Angeles at Phoenix, late Todays Games Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 5 1 5 CASH 3 (late) 8 3 1 PLAY 4 (early) 6 1 8 4 PLAY 4 (late) 3 3 3 8 FANTASY 5 2 17 26 28 31 MEGA MONEY 3 10 19 20 MEGA BALL 7 B4 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 13, 2013 6-1, Reed split the match 6-4 in the second set and then powered home in the deciding tiebreaker set 10-8 to win a point for the Pirates. The Panthers led the meet 3-2 going into the pro-set doubles matches. In No. 1 doubles, Crystal River grabbed another point to draw even in the meet as the Pirate duo of Allen and White slipped past Lecantos Gurnani and Patel 8-6. Lecanto earned its deciding meetwinning point in No. 2 doubles as Justo and Eastmond made easy work of Crystal Rivers Johnson and Epstein 8-3. It was a much closer match than the first time, Lecanto head coach Jack Hall said. Crystal River is much improved over the season and it shows. Theyve been working hard. Weve also been working hard, Hall continued. I think that showed in the way the boys have played. Were glad for another win going into districts in two weeks. So were glad that it looks like were going to peak at the right time. Crystal River counterpart Bill Reyes agreed with Halls assessment. Last time they beat us 7-0 so this time it was closer and you can see some improvement, Reyes said. Both Devin and Epstein did a great job. We only have two weeks left of the regular season, so hopefully well continue to gain. Lecanto meets Lake Weir at home at 5 p.m. Thursday while Crystal River travels to face Oak Hall for a 3:30 p.m. start Thursday. tournament. In the singles matches, Pirates No. 1 Nikki Moynihan was defeated by Lecantos No.1 Amber Gamble 6-2, 6-3. Amber Gamble hit some nice forehands for key points, en route to victory, which evened her record at 5-5 on the season. Ambers younger sister, No. 2 Madison Gamble, soundly defeated Crystal River counterpart Veronica Williams 6-0, 6-1. Madison improved her record to 9-1. Crystal River No. 3 Crystal Menietti (0-5) was shutout by the Panthers Simi Shah in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Shah is now 8-1. I placed my shots really well, Shah said. Im really happy with the way I played, but I can improve on my serving. The Pirates No. 5 Olivia Parker kept up her winning ways with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Neer Patel. Parker earned Crystal Rivers only victory of the match: Parker is still perfect with a 5-0 record. I think I did well, but I need to work on my backhand more because it was pretty weak today, and that was one of my biggest weaknesses ... it was going out, and it wasnt very strong, Parker said. The most competitive match of the day was between the No. 4 players. Lecantos Andrea Dela Cruz took the first set 6-4 against the Pirates Anna Lane, but Lane battled back and took the second set 6-3, which set up a tiebreaker. Dela Cruz won the tiebreaker by a 7-4 score. With the win, Dela Cruz earned her first singles victory of the year. Lane still has a winning record at 3-2. Well, I noticed when I played my game ... I need to practice more on my scoring shots without depending on errors from the opposition and earn points with more winners, Dela Cruz said. As a team, we just need to win districts. I got kind of stressed out at the end, and I think I just need to work on relaxing at the end with just letting go and not worrying about anything, Lane said. Lecanto swept both doubles matches: Both were pro-set matches, and the Gamble sisters great chemistry turned into another victory 8-1 over Moynihan and Williams, as they now have a solid 8-2 record. The Lecanto tandem of Shah and Dela Cruz also won soundly 8-2 over No. 2 Menietti and Lane. I think I did pretty well today, Amber Gamble said. I would like to improve on my serves and get them in more often and hit them harder. I think as a team, we did amazing today, Madison Gamble said. We didnt have our No. 4 or No. 5 today, but we stuck it out and won. Lecanto will not play another match until it travels to Springstead on March 21. Crystal River plays Thursday at Oak Hall in Gainesville. freshman is coming around. Seven Rivers Christians Tianna Miele won three events. She won the shot put (34-3), the long jump (14-9 1/2) and the triple jump (32-1). Lecanto senior Chloe Benoist won two events, the 1,600 meters (5:42.4) and the 800 meters (2:32.5). Crystal Rivers Cory Pollard took three firsts, the high jump (6-2), the 400 meters (43.29) and the 1,600 meters (4:52). Lecantos Taylor Christian had two firsts, in the 100 meters (13.32) and the 200 meters (27.87). Other winners included: Lecantos Britny Vickers won the girls high jump, 4-10. Hunter Roessler of Crystal River won the boys triple jump with a 41-11. Lecantos Jeff Burnette won the boys pole vault with a 12-foot even vault. Citruss Kiersten Weaver won the girls 100 meters hurdles with an 18.73. Lecantos Tommy Roberts won the 110 meter hurdles with a 16.98. Lecantos Ryan Newton won the boys 100 meters with a 12.32. Lecantos Andreanna VanQueLef won the girls 400 meters with a 1:05.88. The Crystal River High girls 4x800 relay team won with a time of 11:26.22. The Crystal River High boys 4x800 team won with a time of 8:57.14. Crystal Rivers John Bester won the boys 800 meters with a 2:06.8 time. Crystal Rivers John McAteer won the 300 meter hurdles with a 43.19. Citruss Sam Kanawall won the girls discus with a 97-10. Citruss Kiersten Weaver won the girls 300 meter hurdles with a 50.87. Lecantos Josh Riemer won the boys shot put with a 45-0. Crystal Rivers Manuel Henriquez won the boys discus with a 143-7. Lecantos Justin Dunham won the boys 200 meters with a 25.05 time. Citruss Desmond Franklin won the boys long jump with an 18-05.2. Crystal Rivers Brandon Harris won the boys 3,200 with a time of 11:04. Lecantos Claire Farnsworth won the girls 3200 with a time of 12:42. The Lecanto High girls 4x400 relay team won with a time of 4:11.19. The Crystal River boys won the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:34.46. reached on an error and Dawson on an infield single. But Citrus stranded nine base-runners on the night, five in the first two frames, a main catalyst as to why the Outlaw blast was able to put Central ahead in the fifth inning. Once again another wasted offensive opportunity for Chad (Dawson), said Bogart. Hes pitched that way all year, and now he has three no-decisions because we didnt want to get that big hit with runners in scoring position. Also kick-starting the Bears fifth was a Citrus error. After McKenna led off with a single, a Zachary Sorrentino grounder was bobbled then thrown away, allowing McKenna to come around to score, making it 3-1. Hank Shiver reached on an infield single, then Outlaw followed with his home run. The Canes tied it 4-4 in the seventh with two out. Brooks Basher reached on another Bears error before the outs were registered, then beat Central shortstop in a race to second base on a groundball infield hit off the bat of Ben Wright. Wesley Bradshaw followed with the clutch single to right field, scoring Basher. The ensuing throw home got Wright out at the plate, sending it to extra innings. Central starter Dante Hamilton went seven innings, giving up two earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. For the Canes, Cody Bogart went 2 for 4 with three RBI and a double, Bradshaw was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Dawson went 1 for 2 with a pair of walks, a stolen base and a run. ROMP Continued from Page B1 HIGH Continued from Page B1 SWEEP Continued from Page B1 CITRUS Continued from Page B1 US beats Puerto Rico 7-1 in WBC MIAMI Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of U-S-A! U-S-A! from the crowd of 32,872. The United States fell behind in all three games in the opening round, but led from the first inning against Puerto Rico. The Americans will play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic, which remained unbeaten in the WBC by rallying past Italy 5-4 on Tuesday.Late lay-in lifts ND women over UConn in Big East final HARTFORD, Conn. Natalie Achonwas layup with 1.8 seconds left lifted No. 2 Notre Dame to its first Big East tournament championship with a 61-59 victory over third-ranked UConn on Tuesday night. Skylar Diggins stole an errant pass from Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis with 8 seconds left, and after dribbling through a few defenders, found Achonwa for the uncontested lay-in. Kelly Faris 3-point heave from 65 feet fell harmlessly off the backboard, setting off a wild celebration for the Irish, who have won 26 straight games. Sports BRIEFS


S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 13, 2013 B5 NFL free agency begins with a bang Wallace to Miami headlines Tuesdays transactions Associated PressThe Baltimore Ravens are paying the price for winning a Super Bowl. The NFL champions lost two key components of their defense, linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe, as free agency began Tuesday. On Monday, they traded star receiver Anquan Boldin, a key to their title run, to San Francisco the team the Ravens beat 34-31 to win the championship. Kruger went north to division rival Cleveland for a five-year, $40 million deal, while Ellerbe headed south to Miami for $35 million over five years. Steelers receiver Mike Wallace joined Ellerbe in choosing the Dolphins. The 49ers didnt go untouched, either. After giving up a sixthround draft pick for Boldin, they saw tight end Delanie Walker leave for Tennessee. San Francisco also confirmed the trade of backup quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City, a deal that was known for weeks. The 49ers will receive the Chiefs second-round pick, 34th overall, in this years draft and a conditional pick in next years draft. The 32-year-old Boldin expressed surprise that he was traded. I thought this was the last stop of my career but regardless of the circumstances I came here to win a Championship ... and in February we came home Champions, he said on Twitter. Kruger led the Ravens with nine sacks and added 2 in the playoffs and two in the Super Bowl. But he was too expensive for Baltimore to keep. Wallace will give Miami the speedy receiver it has sought after getting just three touchdown catches from its wideouts last season. Denver ensured that Peyton Manning will be the Broncos quarterback through at least 2014. The four-time MVPs contract called for a guaranteed salary of $20 million in 2013 and 2014 if he was on the Denver roster Tuesday. The final two years of his contract are worth $19 million each, but are not guaranteed. Coming off multiple neck operations, Manning threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns last season and was the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He turns 37 on March 24. Kansas City was busy finding support for Smith on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with tight end Anthony Fasano, a three-year, $12.6 million contract with defensive tackle Mike DeVito, and a three-year deal with Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel. Teams also made cuts Tuesday. The biggest were Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo and Nnamdi Asomugha in Philadelphia. The Bills starting quarterback was released 1 years after getting a six-year, $59 million contract extension. Fitzpatrick struggled after signing the new deal, and the Bills went 6-10 in 2011 and in 2012. Buffalo has not made the playoffs since 1999, the longest active streak in the NFL. For now, the Bills No. 1 quarterback is Tarvaris Jackson. Philadelphia released cornerback Asomugha, who two years ago got a five-year, $60 million contract with $24 million guaranteed when he left Oakland as a free agent. Asomugha was a flop in Philly, often victimized in single coverage. Asomugha was scheduled to make $15 million next season, with $4 million guaranteed. Earlier, Tony Gonzalez changed his mind and decided to return to the Falcons. The NFLs career leader among tight ends with 1,242 receptions and 103 touchdowns said he was 95 percent certain he would retire after 2012, but the other 5 percent won out. Hours before free agency began Tuesday, Gonzalez tweeted: The lure of being on such a great team and organization, along with unbelievable fan support was too good to pass up. Also Tuesday: Defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma, both implicated in the Saints bounty scandal, agreed to restructure their contracts to remain with New Orleans. The 31-year-old Smith and 30year-old Vilma, both veteran defensive captains, would have taken up about $23 million combined in salary cap space without the redone deals. Minnesota finalized the trade of receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle, released 14-year veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield and re-signed right tackle Phil Loadholt. The Seahawks are sending their first-round and seventh-round draft picks this year plus their third-round selection in 2014 to the Vikings for Harvin. Tennessee agreed to terms with Buffalo guard Andy Levitre and Walker. Levitre, one of the top offensive linemen on the market, got a six-year deal worth nearly $47 million. He will replace Steve Hutchinson, who announced his retirement earlier Tuesday. Walker will help replace Jared Cook, whom the Titans declined to tag as a franchise player because he wants to be paid more like a receiver. The Titans waived safety Jordan Babineaux and guard Mitch Petrus. Pittsburgh re-signed linebacker Larry Foote and wide receiver Plaxico Burress, and tendered offers to four restricted free agents: receiver Emmanuel Sanders, running backs Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman, all of whom could be starters in 2013, and nose tackle Steve McLendon. Burress should provide depth with the Steelers losing Wallace in free agency, but Burress struggled to get onto the field after returning to the Steelers last November. Foote also came back to Pittsburgh last season and will stay at inside linebacker, where the other starter, James Harrison, was released this week. Foote got a three-year deal. Denver agreed to terms with guard Louis Vasquez, late of San Diego. According to STATS, he has allowed just 11 sacks and had one penalty during his time with the Chargers. Tight end Martellus Bennett agreed to a four-year contract with the Bears, leaving the Giants after one season. Defensive tackle Henry Melton signed his franchise tag tender at $8.45 million. Cincinnati re-signed defensive ends Robert Geathers and Wallace Gilberry. Geathers enters his 10th season with the Bengals, the longest tenure on the current roster. Houston cut receiver Kevin Walter, who was due to make $2 million in salary. Walter never became the threat opposite Andre Johnson that the team hoped for. He caught 41 passes for 518 yards and two touchdowns in 2012. Carolina cut linebacker James Anderson, a seven-year veteran who set a franchise record in 2011 with 174 tackles. San Diego released 11-year veteran tight end Randy McMichael and signed kicker Nick Novak to a four-year contract; the New York Jets cut nose tackle Sione Pouha and restructured the contract of receiver Santonio Holmes; and Arizona re-signed safety Rashad Johnson to a three-year contract. Indianapolis agreed in principle on contracts with tackle Gosder Cherilus, linebacker Lawrence Sidbury, guard Donald Thomas, cornerback Greg Toler and linebacker Erik Walden. Each of the deals is pending a physical. Associated Press Baltimore Ravens defender Paul Kruger will cash in with the Cleveland Browns, getting a reported $40 million contract from Baltimores AFC North division rival. Howard, Lakers down Magic Associated PressORLANDO Dwight Howard scored a seasonhigh 39 points, had 16 rebounds and was sent to the free throw line 39 times by his former team as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic, 106-97 on Tuesday night. The victory came in Howards first return to Orlando since his dramafilled offseason trade to the Lakers. He endured a chorus of boos throughout, and tied his own NBA record for free throw attempts. The majority of them came as the Magic tried to employ an intentional foul strategy. It backfired, though, as the All-Star center hit on 16 of 20 attempts in the second half. The victory was the Lakers fourth straight. Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 21 points. Heat 98, Hawks 81 MIAMI Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 19 games, leading wire-to-wire in beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-81. LeBron James scored 15 and Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers added 14 apiece for the Heat, who matched the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. They will try for their 20th straight win on Wednesday at Philadelphia, the start of a five-game trip. Josh Smith scored 15 for the Hawks. Nets 108, Hornets 98NEW YORK Brook Lopez scored 26 points and had a big dunk over twin brother Robin, Deron Williams added 21 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-98. Brooklyn squandered a 10point lead in the third quarter before pulling off some timely baskets in the fourth to hang on for the win, bouncing back from a poor performance in a loss Monday at Philadelphia. Eric Gordon led New Orleans with 24 points. Robin Lopez had 15 points for the Hornets, who played without leading scorer Ryan Anderson because of the flu. Bobcats 100, Celtics 74 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Gerald Henderson had a careerhigh 35 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 100-74 win over the Boston Celtics. Henderson was 11 of 19 from the field and knocked down all 12 of his foul shots. Ben Gordon scored 17 points and new starting forward Josh McRoberts had his first double-double for Charlotte with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Bobcats (14-50) doubled last seasons win total and posted their largest margin of victory this season. The Celtics, playing without Paul Pierce, looked like a team that has played nine of its last 11 games on the road. Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford each had 14 points for Boston. Cavaliers 95, Wizards 90CLEVELAND Dion Waiters scored 20 points, Alonzo Gee added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late run to beat the Washington Wizards 95-90. Cleveland played its first game since Kyrie Irving sprained his left shoulder Sunday against Toronto. The AllStar point guard, who watched the game from the bench with his left arm in a sling, could miss the next month and maybe the rest of this season. The Cavaliers are 5-10 without him this season. Cleveland led 90-78 with 4:29 remaining, but the Wizards cut the margin to 91-88 with 45 seconds remaining. Waiters, who scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, hit four free throws in the final 13.1 seconds to secure the win. John Wall led Washington with a season-high 27 points. Timberwolves 107, Spurs 83 MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio had his first career triple-double with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Rubio made 9 of 17 shots and grabbed his 10th board with 9:14 to play in the game, giving his home fans something to cheer about in a long, frustrating season. Alexey Shved broke out of a big slump to score 16 points and J.J. Barea added 17 points for the Wolves, who hit 12 3-pointers. Stephen Jackson had 14 points and Danny Green 10 for the Spurs, who left Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard at home to rest after they throttled Oklahoma City on Monday night. San Antonio turned the ball over 17 times. Mavericks 115, Bucks 108 MILWAUKEE Vince Carter hit three key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and scored 23 points off the bench as the Dallas Mavericks won their fourth straight with a 115-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Dirk Nowitzki added 19 points while O.J. Mayo had 14. Associated Press Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson drives around Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the second half Tuesday in Orlando. Los Angeles won 106-97. Stamkos goal gives Bolts win Associated PressSUNRISE Steven Stamkos snapped a thirdperiod tie with his NHLleading 20th goal, and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night despite recording only 13 shots. Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis also scored for the Lightning, and Anders Lindback made 37 saves. St. Louis added had two assists. Kris Versteeg and Tomas Kopecky had goals for the Panthers. Jacob Markstrom stopped 10 shots in the loss. Stamkos scored the winning power-play goal from the right of the net 5:30 into the third to give the Lightning a 3-2 lead. Penguins 3, Bruins 2PITTSBURGH Brandon Sutter scored twice in the final seven minutes to cap a furious rally and the Pittsburgh Penguins slipped past the Boston Bruins 3-2. Chris Kunitz started Pittsburghs third-period surge with his 18th goal of the season and Sutter beat Bostons Anton Khudobin twice in less than four minutes, including the gamewinner with 2:03 remaining. Sabres 3, Rangers 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. Marcus Foligno scored twice and backup goalie Jhonas Enroth made 18 of his 32 saves in the third period of the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 win over the New York Rangers. Enroth, who started because Ryan Miller was sidelined because of a sinus infection, earned his first victory since a 5-1 win over Washington on Nov. 26, 2011. He was 0-9-3 in 16 appearances since then. Hurricanes 4, Capitals 0 WASHINGTON Riley Nash scored twice, Joe Corvo put one in off the goaltenders mask, and Justin Peters got his second career shutout Tuesday night as the surging Carolina Hurricanes beat the slumping Washington Capitals 40, taking the first leg of a key home-and-home series between the Southeast Division rivals. Canucks 2, Blue Jackets 1, SO COLUMBUS, Ohio Mason Raymond scored the only goal in the shootout, and seldom-used Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots through overtime to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1. Luongo, playing in his second game in 16 days, stopped all three Blue Jackets in the shootout. Blues 4, Sharks 2 ST. LOUIS Rookie Jake Allen made 39 saves, Chris Stewart led a balanced attack with two goals, and the St. Louis Blues beat San Jose 4-2 for their second win over the Sharks in three nights. Brent Burns scored his first in his season debut at forward and Dan Boyle had a late power-play goal for the Sharks, who have lost four in a row and have dropped 10 of 12 to the Blues, including the first round of the playoffs last season. Ducks 2, Wild 1ST. PAUL, Minn. Luca Sbisa scored the winning goal with 3:04 left in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 30 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Patrick Maroon also scored for the Ducks, who have won four straight and gotten points in eight consecutive games.


Disney bringing back Mickey in 2-D shorts LOS ANGELES Mickey Mouse cartoons are coming back to the small screen as Disney attempts to revive one of the worlds most popular characters. The 19 2-D episodes will debut June 28 on the Disney Channel as well as online at Disney.com and the Watch Disney Channel app. In a preview on Disney.com, Mickey and Minnie are working at a Paris cafe when they face a shortage of croissants. In the 3-minute, 30-second cartoon, Mickey goes on an adventurous trip through the city to fulfill their orders. The characters in the film speak French and there are no subtitles, although theyre not really necessary to follow the action. Walt Disney Co.s CEO Bob Iger told CNBC on Tuesday that the shorts harken back to the days of founder Walt Disney, highlighting Mickeys playful qualities. Over time we thought that maybe Mickey lost some of those impish or innocent qualities, that vitality that people once saw in him. So we decided to bring him back, Iger said. Mickey Mouse, Burbankbased Disneys biggest star, got his start in 1928 in the short Steamboat Willie. In each of the new shorts, he will find himself in a new setting, including Santa Monica, New York, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice and the Alps. He will face a silly situation that gets played out in an escalation of physical and visual gags, according to a company blog. Along with Minnie Mouse, there will also be guest appearances by Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto. Birthday Pisces has numerous, wonderful enviable qualities, which in the year ahead will be lifted to even greater heights. The revitalization of your better traits will further enhance your probabilities for success. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) You are presently in a positive cycle in terms of your financial affairs. You might even acquire something that was long overdue. Aries (March 21-April 19) One of the best ways to get your co-workers cooperation is to make sure that whats good for you can be great for them as well. Its one of the keys to success. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Rather than vying for center stage, keep a low profile, especially if youve been given a key role to play. Its the best way to get the acknowledgment that you crave. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you want some interesting things to occur in your social life, you cant wait for the right people to come to you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) One of the best ways to deal with a competitive situation is to take more positive action than your adversaries do. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Examine all new endeavors not merely for what they can do for you immediately, but how they can enhance your future. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Sometimes we find ourselves in the excellent position of being able to reap a harvest from seeds we havent sown. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Snap judgments you arrive at might not be as perceptive as those of your mates. Listen to his or her input. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) The amount of zeal you display while working on a job is likely to set the tone that others will follow. If you want everything to unobtrusively buzz along, maintain an accelerated pace. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You are likely to have more fun and feel more comfortable in a small gathering than in a large group. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) If your primary goal is to amply provide for those you love, youll make sure that this objective is met, no matter what the day may throw at you. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You should pay attention to intuition that tells you the proper course of action to take. Any afterthoughts will be less accurate, and land you on the rocks. From wire reports Today in HISTORY MONDAY, MARCH 11 Fantasy 5: 5 7 16 29 32 5-of-53 winners$70,570.98 4-of-5258$132 3-of-58,632$11 SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Fantasy 5: 5 12 13 28 33 5-of-52 winners$93,025.42 Today is Wednesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2013. There are 293 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On March 13, 1933, banks in the U.S. began to reopen after a holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On this date: In 1639, New College was renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard. In 1781, the seventh planet of the solar system, Uranus, was discovered by Sir William Herschel. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a measure prohibiting Union military officers from returning fugitive slaves to their owners. In 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution. (Gov. Austin Peay signed the measure on March 21.) In 1964, bar manager Catherine Kitty Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens, N.Y. home; the case generated controversy over the supposed failure of Genoveses neighbors to respond to her cries for help. In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module. In 1980, Ford Motor Chairman Henry Ford II announced he was stepping down, the same day a jury in Winamac, Ind., found the company not guilty of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women in a Ford Pinto. In 1996, a gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself. Ten years ago: Forced into a diplomatic retreat, U.S. officials said President George W. Bush might delay a vote on his troubled United Nations resolution or even drop it and fight Iraq without the international bodys backing. Five years ago: Gold hit a record, rising to $1,000 an ounce for the first time (however, it fell sharply later in the year). One year ago: Twenty-two students returning from a ski holiday and six adults died when their bus crashed inside a tunnel in southern Switzerland. A ferry carrying more than 200 people collided with a cargo boat and sank just short of Dhaka, Bangladesh; most on board died. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. said it would stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia. Todays birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 88. Country singer Jan Howard is 83. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 80. Singersongwriter Neil Sedaka is 74. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 64. Actor William H. Macy is 63. Comedian Robin Duke is 59. Actress Glenne Headly is 58. Actress Dana Delany is 57. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 53. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 51. Actor Christopher Collet is 45. Actress Annabeth Gish is 42. Actress Tracy Wells is 42. Rapper-actor Common is 41. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 41. Singer Glenn Lewis is 38. Actor Danny Masterson is 37. Actor Noel Fisher is 29. Actor Emile Hirsch is 28. Thought for Today: Work is something you can count on, a trusted, lifelong friend who never deserts you. Margaret BourkeWhite, American photojournalist (1904-1971). INSIDE THE NUMBERS To verify the accuracy of winning lottery numbers, players should double-check the numbers printed above with numbers officially posted by the Florida Lottery. Go to www. flalottery.com, or call 850487-7777. Spotlight on PEOPLE Florida LOTTERIES SO YOU KNOW Last nights winning numbers, Page B4 Page B6 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Todays HOROSCOPE Associated Press A scene from Oz the Great and Powerful. J EFF A YERS Associated PressDark Tide (Harper Paperbacks) by Elizabeth HaynesElizabeth Haynes follows her best-selling Into the Darkest Corner with another solid thriller. In Dark Tide, Genevieve Shipley has quit two jobs and used her savings to start a new life aboard a houseboat. Her day job in London involved sales, and at night, she worked as a pole dancer at a gentlemens club. When her boss discovered her night job, he began to harass her. Genevieve saw things at the gentlemans club that put her life in danger. Now shes in her houseboat in Kent, with her past hidden and a new life ahead. Then one of her friends a fellow dancer is murdered. Her body is found floating next to Genevieves boat. The narrative jumps between the present and the past as what forced Genevieve to give up everything is slowly revealed. The danger seems a bit distant, but the story is compelling. Haynes sometimes isnt forthcoming with details until its too late terrible for Genevieve, but great for the reader. Review: Dark Tide a chilling thriller I saw the new Wizard of Oz movie. I went last Thursday, the night before Oz the Great and Powerful was officially released, to a preview open to the public. I got there five minutes before it began. There were nine people in the theater. I spent two hours behind 3-D glasses watching a $200 million spectacle. Then I left and went home. Dont misunderstand. It was terrific. Colorful, ambitious, visually stunning and ultimately satisfying, at least in my view, with good triumphing over evil and the Land of Oz safe at last. But what I saw on that 40foot screen cant compare with what I watched as a kid on a 14-inch black-and-white TV. The Wizard of Oz is coming! we would scream when a commercial trumpeted the annual airing of the 1939 classic starring Judy Garland. Thats right. Annual. As in once a year. My parents would buy special ice cream. My grandmother would line up her rocking chair. It was an event. A big old deal. The network (CBS back then) actually had hosts for the broadcast (I remember Danny Kaye warning kids not to be afraid when the MGM lion roared) and you got the feeling all of America was sitting down to watch the same magical story. For a very simple reason. You only got one chance to see it. Or you had to wait until next year. This, of course, is fundamentally different from how we entertain ourselves today. Today, whether its The Wizard of Oz or The Bourne Identity, you can buy it, rent it, stream it, save it, DVR it, download it, borrow it or steal it. Who on earth would plan an entire week around watching one movie on TV? But thats exactly why there is nothing as special as The Wizard of Oz broadcast once was. Young people reading this, try to imagine a world without recording, without downloads, no way to preserve a showing, no stores selling copies, no amount of money that could bring a movie into your home. Try to imagine if you wanted to see something, you had to clear the time to watch it. One show only. No rewinding. No pausing. No transferring to a portable device to view on an airplane. Horrifying! But believe it or not, those of us alive in the 1960s remember a world just like that. We remember when watching Peter Pan with Mary Martin was a big annual deal, or Cinderella with Lesley Ann Warren. Most of all, we remember Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion. We remember their shining moments and lines, even though we only witnessed them once a year. We remember the munchkins singing, We represent the Lollipop Guild! and the Cowardly Lion asking Whadda they got that I aint got? (answer: courage) and we remember Dorothy exclaiming, Oh, Auntie Em, theres no place like home. Today, theres no need to remember. Just go to YouTube and search for the part of the movie you want to see. Chances are, youll be watching it 30 seconds later. Consequently, there is nothing important about when you watch something today, unless you like to be the first to everything. Otherwise, whenever you want to see it, you see it. You can wait until it hits pay-perview. Wait until it hits Blu-ray and DVD. Wait until Apple TV rents it to you for $3.99 or Netflix eventually shows it. Maybe this is for the best. I dont know. Movies are art, and part of me says, Why not have great art available at your fingertips? On the other hand, there was something magical about the once-a-year viewing, kind of like the circus coming to town, or a musical star finally playing a concert in your city. You made time for it. You savored it. You didnt just throw it on a pile of things I gotta watch. The new Wizard of Oz film dwarfs the original in terms of special effects, color, sets, costumes. Its in 3-D! But when it ends, theres the same feeling you have with all films today. Maybe Ill buy it on DVD. Maybe Ill stream it. Whats missing are the empty bowls of ice cream, the farewell from a TV host and the dancing dreams of children wondering how long a year is, which is when theyll see the Emerald City again. Mitch Albom is the author of seven books, including Tuesdays with Morrie. Judy Garland portrays Dorothy in a scene from the 1939 edition of The Wizard of Oz. Column: In yesteryear, Wizard of Oz an annual event Mitch Albom OTHER VOICES James Franco, as Oz, left, and the character Finley, voiced by Zach Braff, are pictured in Oz the Great and Powerful.


Looking For A New Friend?Shop our Pets column in the Classified Section. 794601 Denise Willis GUEST COLUMN WTI students test their skills C areer and Technical Education student organizations provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills. There are five student organizations, with each organization representing a specific instructional area. For example, the Future Business Leaders of America serves students pursuing careers in Business. The Marketing Education Students of America serves students pursuing careers in marketing and distribution. The FFA serves students pursuing careers in agriculture. At WTI, students pursuing careers in trade, industrial and health occupations are members of SkillsUSA. If we were to draw a parallel to the work world, these student organizations would be similar to a trade or professional association such as the American Massage Therapy Association or the American Welding Society. The student organizations function with chapters at the local level, which in turn make up the state association. The state associations make up the national organization. At each level, student members elect officers to lead their organization. The members of the organization develop their leadership skills by holding chapter meetings, planning and conducting community service projects, planning and conducting fundraising projects and participating in regional, state and national level competitions. In early March, 16 WTI SkillsUSA students went to Jacksonville to compete in the regional SkillsUSA competition. Our students were among 200 other students competing for top honors in the region. Our students did quite well finding their way into the winners circle. On the high school level, advancing to the state competitions are Bryan Albert in welding and Zack Clapp in computer maintenance technology. On the post-secondary level the following students will advance to the See WILLIS / Page C2 E DUCATION C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Section C WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 Learning leadership M ATTHEWB ECK Staff writerA motivational speaker made a special visit to Crystal River Middle School last week to help prepare the nations future leaders. The inaugural leadership training program for the middle schools National Junior Honor Society was March 5. The purpose of the program was to demonstrate leadership skills and advise students on how to become effective leaders. Gregory Downing, a father, entrepreneur andauthor of the Legacy Unleashed series, was the presenter at the seminar. More than 80 students attended the training and evaluated their own ability as leaders, focused in on leaders within their selected groups and then worked as a team to develop the concept of leadership through collaborative activities. The training is part of an ongoing effort between the schools NJHS council faculty Tammy MacDonald and Stephen Blake, and the NJHS advisers Deborah Beck and Carol Nicholas, to pursue their vision of training NJHS members to become effective leaders and highlight the schools vision that Learning and Life are Linked. MacDonald and Blake were awarded one of the 2012-13 Citrus County Education Foundations Literacy Success grants to promote literacy in the classroom through a book study of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. MacDonald, a sixth-grade science teacher at the school, said the NJHS work is important to a healthy, productive school. To have success at our school, we have to create leaders, she said. Today, we gave our students the tools to become effective leaders, which in return will go out through the whole school. The training seminar, along with the literacy grant, will give members a chance to influence and impact the school environment. Members of NJHS have been working to create instructional materials they will present to MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Collaborative activities, like this one where students work blindfolded to make a square with a rope, were part of leadership t raining exercises for National Junior Honor Society members last week at Crystal River Middle School. Speaker motivates middle school Junior Honor Society students to excel Report: More than $270B needed to update schools Associated Press Scaffolding surrounds the entrance to the Cardoza Senior High School on Monday in Washington. Associated PressWASHINGTON Americas schools are in such disrepair it would cost more than $270 billion to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their original conditions and twice that to get them up to date, a report released Tuesday estimated. In a foreword to the report, former President Bill Clinton said we are still struggling to provide equal opportunity to children and urged the first federal study of school buildings in almost two decades. Clinton and the Center for Green Schools urged a Government Accountability Office assessment on what it would take to get school buildings up to date to help students learn, keep teachers healthy and put workers back on the jobs. The last such report, issued in 1995 during the Clinton administration, estimated it would take $112 billion to bring the schools into good repair and did not include the need for new buildings to accommodate the growing number of students. The Center for Green Schools researchers reviewed spending and estimates schools spent $211 billion on upkeep between 1995 and 2008. During that same time, schools should have spent some $482 billion, the group calculated based on a formula included in the most recent GAO study. That left a $271 billion gap between what should have been spent on upkeep and what was, the group reported. Each students share? Some $5,450. To update and modernize the buildings, the figure doubles, to $542 billion TOP: Seventh-graders Morgan Trotter, left, and Noelle White share a laugh with fellow classmates during the leadership training program. BOTTOM: Gregory Downing works with Lane Martin, from left, Spencer Parker and Tyler Lakatis during an exercise listing qualities of a good leader. RIGHT: From top, clockwise, Madison Ruble, Janiya DeVaughn, Emily Conway, Kaitlin Crist, Lexi Laxton and Shannon Ryan work on a collaborative decision-making exercise during the recent leadership training. See LEAD / Page C2 See REPAIRS / Page C2 Plumbing backups, leaking roofs, among problems


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The school is the first recipient of the award, which recognizes a school that exemplifies the principles of brain-compatible teaching and learning, and the practical application of those principles to further the academic progress and preparation of students as lifelong learners. F UNDRAISERS The Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods and the Rotary Interact Club of Lecanto High School have joined together to support the Box Tops for Education fundraiser for Lecanto Primary School. Box Tops for Education labels can be found on more than 300 products that families purchase and use on a daily basis. There are two drop boxes one in the lobby of the Sugarmill Woods Country Club and the other in the Military Outlet Store on West Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. For a complete listing of the products, go to www.Rotary SMW.com. The labels can also be mailed to the Sugarmill Woods Rotary Club. P.O. Box 8, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447. S CHOLARSHIPS ANDCONTESTS The Spot Family Center, a local nonprofit organization based in Crystal River, has received funding from Kids Central Inc. and from the Department of Children and Families to offer 40 local students scholarships for its 2013 after school enrichment program The program serves students in grades kindergarten through seventh grade during the after school hours of 2:45 to 6 p.m. These scholarships are available to local families who receive free or reduced lunch. Applications can be picked up at the headquarters at 405 S.E. Seventh Ave., Crystal River. Scholarships will be given to students on a first come, first serve basis. The scholarships offer academic tutoring, nutritional education, homework assistance, outdoor recreational activities, arts and crafts, computer tech labs, reading teams, mentorship and leadership skills. The program runs Mondays through Fridays until May 23. Registration is required. For more information, call 352-794-3870. The Festival of the Arts Committee is offering $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from any Citrus County high school or homeschooled graduating seniors who are interested in continuing their education in the visual arts. Applications may be obtained from their high school guidance counselors or call Jaret at 352-726-0366. Applications must be returned to the Festival of the Arts Committee by April 8. Citrus 20/20 Inc., in support of its Youth Needs aspiration, is offering a $500 scholarship for academic year 2013-14 for collegebound students who have fulfilled the requirements for graduation from an accredited Citrus County secondary school. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on their SAT/ACT score, GPA, anticipated major, community involvement, extracurricular activities and written essay. Applicants selected as finalists will be interviewed and evaluated by the Citrus 20/20 scholarship committee. Award of the scholarship is contingent upon verification of the recipients enrollment at an institution of higher learning accredited to confer a baccalaureate degree by its office of admissions. Applicants may obtain the scholarship application by visiting the Citrus 20/20s website at www.citrus2020.org or from their high school guidance counselor. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. March 15. Applications may be submitted by email to info.citrus2020@ gmail.com or mailed to Citrus 20/20 Inc., P.O. Box 1141 Lecanto, FL 34460-1141. For more information, call Lace Blue-McLean at 352201-0149. The Citrus County Shooting Club is offering scholarship money to students graduating from Citrus County high schools who are planning on a career in some form of law enforcement. Interested students may inquire at their schools guidance office. Applications are available at the clubs website at www.ccsc.us, or by calling Jim Echlin at 352-746-0806, or Luis Michaels at 352-7462414. Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club awards scholarships each year to deserving students who attended Yankeetown School for at least two years and graduated, or will graduate, from Dunnellon High School or Crystal River High School. Also eligible are homeschooled seniors, those attending college and maintain a 3.0 GPA, and those who have worked after graduation but now have concrete plans for resuming their education. To be considered for a scholarship, students are asked to write a personal essay and complete a questionnaire, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and submit teacher and counselor recommendation letters. Those who wish to apply may obtain an application from guidance counselors at Dunnellon or Crystal River high schools, at A.F. Knotts Library on 56th Street in Yankeetown, or download it from the Womans Club website, www.yiwomansclub.com. Selection will be made by members of the YankeetownInglis Womans Club Education Committee. Completed applications should be mailed to: Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Education Committee, P.O. Box 298, Yankeetown, FL 34498, and must be postmarked no later than April 5. For more information, call 352-447-2057, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or email yiwomans club@gmail.com. Disabled American Veterans, Gerald A. Shonk Chapter 70 of Inverness, is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the 2013 school year. The scholarship is offered to a disabled veteran, veteran, survivor of a veteran or dependent of a veteran. The recipient shall be enrolled in a full-time course of instruction leading to a degree program or to a vocational skill. Selection shall be conducted by the scholarship committee and will be based on the applications submitted. The procedure requires that applicants write a statement detailing course of study, goals and why they are deserving of this award. Applications may be picked up at guidance department offices in area high schools, the Withlacoochee Technical Institute, Central Florida Community College guidance offices, or by calling John Seaman at 352-860-0123. All applications must be returned to the DAV Chapter at 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453 by March 31. The Hernando-Citrus County Farm Bureau will award one or more scholarships up to $1,000. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a senior, carry at least a 2.5 grade point average and plan to major in an agriculture-related field in college. Application forms are available in the guidance offices of all Hernando and Citrus County high schools and in private schools. All applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Farm Bureau office in Citrus County or in Hernando County by April 1. For information, call 352-796-2526 or 800-282-8317. The BFF Society is offering a minimum of two $1,000 scholarships The scholarships are available to all U.S. citizens attending Citrus County schools or Citrus County residents seeking a professional career. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants may be subject to an interview. The scholarship must be used to attend an accredited college, junior college or professional school. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or adult students seeking to further their education. Candidates will be judged on academic achievement and financial need. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2012-13 school year and are to be used for tuition and books only. The check will be made payable to the educational institution for the benefit of the scholarship recipient. Scholarship winners will be notified by April. It will be necessary for the scholarship winner(s) to attend the BFF Society Awards Banquet on May 13 or forfeit the scholarship. If the monies for the scholarships are not used as indicated, all monies will be rescinded to the founding chapter. Applications must be postmarked by March 31. The application must be in its entirety or it will not be considered for review. For more information or an application, contact Dianne Micklon at 352-527-7442 or trechuck@tampabay.rr.com. The Daughters of the American Revolution are offering scholarships at three different levels local, state and national. The local Fort Cooper chapter offers a $500 award for a graduating senior girl who has at least a 3.0 grade point average and is accepted at an accredited college or university. state completion in Pensacola on April 28: Elizabeth Myer and Renee Whitaker in esthetics, Renee Tramontana and Brittany Dehoff in cosmetology, Michael Waterworth in computer maintenance technology, Nicholas Primeau in electrical, Luke Timmer in welding, and Rebecca Campbell and Lynda Wagner in massage therapy. Also competing in Pensacola are Karen Barton in job interview, Vincent Davis in employment application, Kevin Whittemore in job skills demonstration and Alex Sawyer, who was selected to serve in the courtesy corp. We are extremely proud our students accomplishments. These students, as well as others, have taken the time to acquire all the skill sets employers are looking for. We wish them well in the next level of competition. Denise Willis is director of Withlacoochee Technical Institute. WILLIS Continued from Page C1 the entire school during Positive Behavior Lessons in the coming years. The PBS system is a school-wide approach of establishing the social culture. It supports an effective learning environment by defining, teaching and rewarding positive social expectations. Downing highlighted the importance of having integrity, listening to others and stepping out of ones comfort zone to achieve a goal. Members of the group will soon have to complete all three phases of the program. In the upcoming school year, the members will present the material learned and created in the book study. The National Junior Honor Society is an organization where members must meet criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Gregory Downing is a motivational speaker who usually addresses adults during his presentations around the country. Recently, he said he realized the importance of reaching the youths of our nation. I realized the success of our country and our future lies with our children, he said. This was a lot of fun to be able to come in to speak to the NJHS about leadership skills. If we can teach our children to be effective leaders we can change this economy and our country. We can do it one family at a time. For more information on the NJHS, go to www.nhs.us/njhs. Information for Gregory Downing can be found at www. gregorydowning.com. LEAD Continued from Page C1 during the next decade. We have a moral obligation, said Rachel Gutter, director of the group affiliated with the U.S. Green Building Council. When we talk about a quality education, we talk about the who and the what teachers and curriculum but we dont talk about the where. That needs to change. Her organization is urging the Education Department to collect annual data on school buildings sizes and ages, as well as property holdings. The group also wants the Education Departments statistics branch to keep tabs on utility and maintenance bills. Its a secret that were keeping because its shameful and embarrassing to us as a country, Gutter said. Horror stories abound about schools with roofs that leak, plumbing that backs up and windows that do little to stop winds. Would you send your kids or grandkids to one of these schools? asked National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel, who supported the report along with the 21st Century School Fund, the American Federation of Teachers, the American Lung Association and the National PTA. Schools appearances alone, of course, do not guarantee students success, but it is certainly more difficult to teach and learn when water is coming in through the ceiling, pipes are growling or rooms are frigid. The report does not assign blame for schools disrepair, but the problems often start at the local and state levels. In most cases, schools are funded by local property taxes and they are reliant on their neighbors wealth and willingness to fund their schools. A National Center for Education Statistics found large disparities between schools in areas of high poverty and those in more affluent areas. The green schools report and price tag takes those into account but also expands the definition to include energyefficient heating and cooling systems, sufficient electrical outlets in classrooms and enough energy to power equipment such as computers. As sad as it sounds, thats a realistic number, said Barbara Worth, director of strategic and private development at the Council of Educational Facility Planners International. Most of the buildings in this country are over 50 years old and they were not built to last. National surveys of school facilities have been few and far between. The last GAO report came in 1995 and the one before that was in 1965, Clinton wrote in his introductory letter to the report. The report that came on his watch indicated 15,000 schools were circulating air deemed unfit to breathe. Nothing was done since then, obviously, said Worth, with the trade group that represents school facility planners. They are in deplorable shape, theyre unhealthy. Clinton said the time has passed for action. Nearly 20 years later, in a country where public education is meant to serve as the great equalizer for all of its children, we are still struggling to provide equal opportunity when it comes to the upkeep, maintenance and modernization of our schools and classrooms, Clinton wrote in his introduction to the report. Every day we let pass without addressing inefficient energy practices, poor indoor air quality and other problems associated with unhealthy learning environments, we are passing up tremendous opportunities. ... Im optimistic that by working together, we can give our children the best possible education and make America the worlds greatest innovator for generations to come, Clinton wrote. REPAIRSContinued from Page C1 Horror stories abound about schools with roofs that leak, plumbing that backs up and windows that do little to stop winds. See CHALK / Page C7


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