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Title: Citrus County chronicle
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Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
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Publication Date: 03-27-2013
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INSIDE MARCH 27, 2013 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOL. 118 ISSUE 232 50 CITRUS COUNTY Girls weightlifting: All-county team named /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 63 LOW 34 Sunny. PAGE A4 TODAY& next morning WEDNESDAY TAKE YOUR PICK DURING OUR MARCH SPRING CLEANING PAGE C12 at VILLAGE TOYOTA TAKE YOUR PICK DURING OUR MARCH SPRING CLEANING 000EGXS WEDNESDAY CHRONICLE NIGHT AT FAIRClip the Chronicle Coupon Night coupon inside todays edition and present it at the Citrus County Fair ticket booth this evening and save $2 off the $20 midway armbands. Good for Wednesday night Chronicle Night only. See coupon, Page A5. M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerINVERNESS Citrus County commissioners voted 3-1 Tuesday to continue funding Property Appraiser Geoff Greenes defense in the Duke Energy lawsuit. The board will pay an additional $350,000 split about evenly between legal fees and costs associated with Greene conducting a full appraisal of the Duke energy complex north of Crystal River. Commissioner Scott Board backs more funds for Duke case Adams objects, cites legal costs Scott Adams See DUKE / Page A7 P AT F AHERTY Staff writerINVERNESS F or a lot of young residents, the Citrus County Fair is a highlight of their year. It is all about education, and this is the areas biggest event when it comes to programming for youths. While the fair presents a broad display of county agriculture and commerce, enhanced with entertainment, food and amusements, it is fundamentally a showcase for youth. Its long heritage parallels the countys 4-H and FFA programs. With 200 to 300 youths, ages 5 to 18, expected to participate, the fairgrounds is a focal point for many families this week. They do a lot of different things in addition to just showing their animals here this week, Amy Duncan, Citrus County 4H agent, explained. Steers started back in September with their registration. After the fair, they have to turn in project reports and record books. And they may have multiple animals or other projects entered. The county has 18 4-H clubs, with 72 registered club leaders and co-leaders. It takes an army of volunteers, Duncan said. Participants are usually in 4-H or FFA. The former is run by The Citrus County Fair continues through Sunday. To learn about Wednesday discounts and fair highlights for the next few days, see Page A3. Fair focus is education Youngsters learn life skills from projects MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Lecanto Middle School FFA member Caitlyn Poteet, 12, appears to make her pig Hercules happy Tuesday afternoon as she scrubs its back while washing the animal with soap and water. Hundreds of teens participate in the Citrus County Fair, competing in various judged competitions through 4-H and FFA to determine superior animals. Animals such as swine, steer, rabbits and poultry are judged each year. LOCAL: Fair cravings Ride and feast on your favorites at the Citrus County fair./ Page A3 BUSINESS: Housing high Home prices on the rise in January./ Page A9 See FAIR / Page A5 POWERBALL: Jackpot The winner of a $338 million Powerball lottery appears Tuesday in New Jersey./ Page A6 SUPREME COURT: Gay marriageMembers of the Supreme Court ponder whether to rule in a case about Californias ban on gay marriage. / Page A12 C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff writerThe final session of budget analysis was presented Tuesday to county commissioners, but theprocess will continue until the countys proposed budget for the next fiscal year isready in July. Hopefully,with allthese put together and theyre online, people can review our $231 million budget and see where our revenue comes from, how its divided by percentage and how it is spent, said County Administrator Brad Thorpe, who had presented five previous sessions at meetings of the Citrus County Board of County Commission (BOCC) since January. Each presentation is available for perusal at the county governments website: www.citrus countyfl.org. Cathy Taylor, director, Department of Management and Budget, gave details. Today, were going to be reviewing the General Government function, Taylor said. It represents $34,483,658, almost 15 percent of the (overall) budget. General Government was defined as services provided by the administrative branch for the benefit of the public and governmental body. It provides for the courthouse,office buildings and many of the services to operate government. It amounts to servicing the constitutional officers, which is state-mandated. What you are looking at is $23 million that you have funding control over, Taylor said about the overall budget. The rest was nondiscretionary funding. Taylor then gave a timeline of board action Last budget analysis shown Board gets overview of administrative costs See BUDGET / Page A7 NATIONAL NEWS: Unhealthy An EPA report finds more than half of the countrys rivers and streams are in poor biological health./ Page A11 M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerINVERNESS Members of the Citrus County Builders Association had what they thought was a simple request. Commissioners said the issue is much more complex. Citrus County commissioners on Tuesday refused the CCBAs request to suspend impact fees until the next scheduled review later this year. Instead, commissioners agreed to incorporate impact-fee review with their other funding options as board members grapple with ways to balance the budget while encouraging economic growth at the same time. To fast-track the process, board members voted to waive the normal bid procedures and instead seek a contract from Duncan and Associates, which conducted the countys last impact-fee review in 2011. Board members said they want proposals for impact fees and other funding sources in place before giving tentative approval to the 2013-14 property tax rate in mid-July. Board keeps impact fees for now Commission to push for quick review See FEES / Page E7


A2 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000EFWN Prices Good Wednesday, March 27 through Monday, April 1, 2013 *Floor Prep & Trims at Additional Cost. Min. labor charges may apply. All Prior Sales Excluded. See store for details. **While Supplies Last. V isit us at www.cashcarpetandtile.com 776 N. Enterprise Pt., Lecanto 746-7830 341-0355 Next to Stokes Flea Market on Hwy. 44 Mohawk Floating Oak Flooring 3/8 Multi Ply Engineered Construction Unilin Locking System Natural Red Oak Finish $ 4 59 Now Sq Ft Material Only 3/8 Strand Woven Bamboo w / U n i l i n w/Unilin L o c k i n g S y s t e m Locking System $ 3 99 Sale 2 Times Harder Than Red Oak 25 Yr Residential/15 Yr Commercial Warranty Choose From, Natural, Carbonized, o r Tiger 20 10 20 20 10 Sq. Ft. Material Only MARINE CARPET 8 WIDE 89 SF Blue, Gray & Brown MATERIAL ONLY ECONOMICAL PLUSH SALE! WITH 7/16 CUSHION $ 1 49 SF INSTALLED TARKETT VINYL Choose from in stock patterns $ 1 59 SF INSTALLED PORCH CARPET $ 1 29 SF INSTALLED From Click Lock Vinyl Plank NAFCO VINYL PLANK SF INSTALLED SHAW NYLON 40 oz. $ 2 79 SF INSTALLED SOFT TOUCH BERBER $ 2 59 SF INSTALLED NATURAL SLATE 20 mil wear layer 100% Waterproof Easy Do-it-yourself Installation $ 3 69 $ 3 99 Was Material Only Sq. Ft. Material Only $ 2 97 Exclusive High-Tech Tritonite Wear-layer 15 Yr Residential Warranty 6 Wood Grain patterns to choose from $ 2 59 C l e a r a n c e C l e a r a n c e Clearance 3/8 Thick Unglazed Textured Finish with Random Variation in Tone 10 Pieces Per Box Textured Saxony Cut Pile Lifetime Soil & Stain Warranty Full 50 Color Designer Palette Durability of Berber with Soft-Touch Feel Lifetime Stain Warranty Solid & Berber Fleck Palette 20 X 20 PORCELAIN TILE $ 1 79 Sq. Ft. Material Only Durable Porcelain Body Several Patterns to Select From In-Stock Limited Quantities S t a r t i n g A t S t a r t i n g Starting A t At S a l e Sale S a l e Sale S a l e Sale S a l e Sale Only


MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Belle City Amusements Eric Timmons packages cotton candy for sale Tuesday on the midway at the Citrus County Fair. Around the COUNTY County plans for Good Friday All county government offices will be closed Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will have normal business hours starting Monday, April 1. The Citrus County Central Landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 29, which is Good Friday. There will be no hazardous waste drop-offs on Good Friday. The business office will be closed all day. For more information, call 352-527-7670 during office hours or visit www.bocc. citrus.fl.us. Speaker to talk about sinkholes The public is welcome to attend the TOO FAR general meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44) Inverness. The speaker will be a lifelong resident of Citrus County, Larry Hartman, who will talk about sinkholes. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 352-419-8030. Recycling drop-off location open The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management has announced a new recycling drop-off center behind the East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44), in the Gospel Island area of Inverness. This site is sponsored and maintained by the Friends of the Community Centers. The following materials are accepted at the center: Newspaper. Corrugated cardboard. All types of paper (computer paper, junk mail, magazines, etc.). Aluminum cans and clean aluminum foil. Steel (tin) cans. Glass bottles and jars. Plastics No. 1 through No. 7 (no Styrofoam). Household aerosol cans. Aseptic containers (juice boxes). Household trash, tires, paint, electronics and household hazardous waste are not accepted at any of the countys recycling centers. For information, call the Division of Solid Waste Management at 352-5277670, or email landfillinfo @bocc.citrus.fl.us. From staff reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Correction Due to reporter error, a story on Page C1 of Tuesdays edition, Living with brain injury, warrants correcting. Jonathon Foley receives rehab care from Pete Navarro of Citrus Memorial Rehab. An incorrect medical practice was named. The Chronicle regrets the error. Readers can alert The Citrus County Chronicle to any errors in news articles by emailing newsdesk@ chronicleonline.com or by calling 352-563-5660. Special to the ChronicleAn Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) has rejected a challenge by two environmental groups to an application to license two new nuclear power reactors in Levy County, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The groups the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Ecology Party of Florida claimed the NRCs April 27, 2012, Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) failed to adequately identify and assess the proposed Levy nuclear plants direct, indirect and cumulative environmental impacts on wetlands and groundwater resources. The applicant, Progress Energy of Florida, and the NRC staff argued the FEIS satisfied all of the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The ASLB held an evidentiary hearing in Bronson on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2012, to decide these issues. The ASLB is a threemember board of administrative judges independent of the NRC staff that conducts adjudicatory hearings on major agency licensing actions. The hearing involved more than 300 exhibits and 24 witnesses. The boards more than 140-page decision that the FEIS complies with legal and regulatory requirements found: The statement fairly and reasonably describes the Levy areas geology and hydrology. Evidence from the hearing did not support the groups claim of the site being underlain by active sinkholes, groundwater conduits or significant preferential pathways for groundwater flow. The Levy nuclear plant applications groundwater modeling was reasonable and professional. The FEIS reasonably relies on the concrete and highly prescriptive monitoring and mitigation requirements imposed on the proposed Levy nuclear plant by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state of Florida and the Southwest Florida Water Management District via permits such as the state-issued water use permit. It is reasonable to rely on the Corps and state agencies, such as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, to assure Progress Energy of Florida will actually implement and successfully perform the prescribed monitoring and mitigation measures. The ASLBs decision can be appealed to the five-member commission in charge of the agency. Unless appealed, the ASLB decision becomes the NRCs final determination on the environmental issues raised by the environmental groups. Licensing board rejects challenge for two new Levy County plants ChronicleTonight is Chronicle Coupon Night at the Citrus County Fair. Inside todays edition find and clip the coupon and present it at the ticket booth for $2 off the regular $20 price of an armband for an evening of thrills on the midway. Today is also Senior and Military Day at the fair, with admission for seniors 55 and older and military $5. All others ages 11 and older pay $7 admission; children ages 5 to 10 are $3, ages 4 and younger are free. The fair opens at 1 p.m. The midway opens at 5 p.m. On Thursday, the fair opens at 5 p.m. and the popular Midnight Magic featuring a $20 midway rides armband begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. (No re-entry after 8 p.m.) School Day is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, with free admission for students until 5 p.m. A $20 armband special runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m. for Friday Night Magic with general admission prices in effect. The fair continues Saturday at 10 a.m. (midway opens at 11 a.m.) for Daytime Magic. A $20 armband is good from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. for Saturday Night Magic. The fair will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with no gate admission and no single midway tickets sold. Enjoy the midway rides for a $22 armband. Nuke environment report upheld County fair cravings Ride, feast on favorites this week YMCA benefit tops $200,000 MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle More than $200,000 was donated at the annual YMCA fundraiser hosted by Jewel and Steve Lamb on March 16 at the Toy Barn in Crystal River. The event raised $207,000 for scholarships and support of Y programs in Citrus County, making it one of the communitys most successful one-night fundraisers of all time. The evenings goal was to generate $150,000. Looking over the results of the evening are: from left, Jewel Lamb of the Crystal Auto Group and chairwoman of the event; Joanna Castle, the YMCA executive for Citrus County; Scott Goyer, the CEO of the YMCA of the Suncoast; and Gerry Mulligan, publisher of the Citrus CountyChronicle and chairman of the local Y group. Funds raised are for annual operating activities. The Y is also conducting a separate capital campaign to build the first YMCA facility in the county. State BRIEFS Man struck, killed by cargo trainDAYTONA BEACH Daytona Beach police said a man was struck and killed by a southbound Florida East Coast Railway cargo train. The man was hit at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Officials said the train was traveling 35 miles per hour when it hit the man. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported police believed the man was homeless. Police were attempting to notify family members late Monday.Lightning caused brush firePORT ST. LUCIE Firefighters continue to mop up hot spots in St. Lucie County after lightning caused a 200-acre brush fire that damaged four homes. An investigation found Sundays fire started when lightning struck a tree in thick woods at St. Lucie County International Airport. As of Tuesday, the fire was 90 percent contained. Fire officials noted lower humidity and higher winds may cause more flame activity, and there is also concern with additional lightning strikes that can smolder for days unnoticed. Some residents evacuated the area and a preliminary assessment shows four homes were damaged in the fire. Sea turtles nesting, face challengesTALLAHASSEE As sea turtles nest on Florida beaches, experts said they face some challenges from the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Debby. Dr. Robbin Trindell is responsible for sea turtle management at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She says the storms altered many Florida beaches where sea turtles nest, and changes in the coastal landscape can make it difficult for sea turtles to successfully lay their eggs and produce hatchlings. From wire reports


Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeDomestic battery arrests Mario Geraca 52, of Inverness, at 9:01 p.m. March 21 on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, battery, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. No bond. Shane Cada 43, of Homosassa, at 4:04 a.m. March 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Katherine Lenzen 26, of Beverly Hills, at 5:46 p.m. March 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Robert Lonergan 45, of Homosassa, at 8:52 p.m. March 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. James Stancil 43, of Homosassa, at 10:57 p.m. March 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Justin Noble 28, of Hernando, at 1:40 a.m. March 23 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Tanya Schaefer 41, of Inverness, at 9:22 p.m. March 23 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Dana Oser 30, of Hernando, at 6:35 p.m. Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Anthony Storman 24, of Homosassa, at 12:27 a.m. Monday on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and battery and a Citrus County warrant for writ of bodily attachment for failure to pay child support. No bond. DUI arrests Jessie Hanshew 21, of East Yale Lane, Hernando, at 11:58 p.m. March 21 on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence with property damage and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to his arrest affidavit, he was involved in a traffic crash on Parsons Point Road in Hernando. He reportedly admitted to consuming seven beers that evening and tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.156 percent and 0.157 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $1,000. Justin Anderson 20, of East Ownbey Court, Floral City, at 4:46 a.m. March 23 on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and driving under the influence with property damage. According to his arrest affidavit, he was involved in a three-vehicle traffic crash on East Slate Street in Inverness. Anderson reportedly drove a pickup truck off the roadway and hit a tree, then a sheriffs deputys patrol vehicle and a third vehicle. Tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.198 percent and 0.194 percent. Bond $750. Priscilla Lewis 37, of South Rock Crusher Road, Homosassa, at 7:46 a.m. March 23 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to her arrest affidavit, a sheriffs deputy was dispatched to McDonalds in Inverness regarding an unconscious person (Lewis) in a vehicle there. Emergency medical services personnel spoke with her and believed she was intoxicated. Lewis had difficulty performing sobriety tasks and refused to submit to a test of her breath. Bond $500. Melanie Ashwood 36, of Bobwhite Drive, Homosassa, at 2 p.m. March 23 on misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence with property damage and driving under the influence. According to her arrest affidavit, she was arrested following a traffic crash at Rosedale Drive and Lee Way in Homosassa. She told a law enforcement officer she ran off the road and damaged a fence. Tests of her breath showed her blood alcohol concentration was 0.306 and 0.299 percent. Bond $1,000. Other arrests Teresa Montag 21, of Parkside Avenue, Inverness, at 1:20 p.m. March 21 on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft. Bond $250. Catherine Morrison 43, of North Pennsylvania Avenue, Crystal River, at 9:18 p.m. March 21 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. Bond $150. Charles Bray 55, of Crystal River, at 12:20 a.m. March 22 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. Bond $250. Danielle Mitaritonno 22, of South Frankfurter Way, Homosassa, at 10 a.m. March 22 on a Hernando County warrant for three felony charges of identity theft and three felony charges of uttering forged checks. Bond $12,000. James Stafford 31, of Sail Drive, New Port Richey, 5:30 p.m. March 22 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. No bond. William Wilson 28, of Northeast 6th Street, Crystal River, at 8:53 p.m. March 22 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Bond $5,500. Dakota Tedder 23, of South Aberdeen Terrace, Homosassa, at 4:33 p.m. March 23 on a felony charge of giving false verification of ownership/false identification to a secondary metals recycler. According to his arrest affidavit, he is accused of providing a false address to a metal recycler. Bond $2,000. Donte Addison 20, of North Owl Point, Crystal River, at 7:59 p.m. March 23 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing after warning. Bond $500. Kevin McKenzie 19, of South Florida Avenue, Floral City, at 2:25 p.m. Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft and violation of probation on an original felony charge of burglary. No bond. Jack Fultz III 21, of South Florida Avenue, Floral City, at 12:46 p.m. Monday on a Clay County warrant for burglary of an unoccupied structure. Bond $5,003. Burglary A commercial burglary was reported at 6:13 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the 1600 block of N. U.S. 41, Inverness. Thefts A grand theft was reported at 8:27 a.m. Monday, March 25, in the 1800 block of W. Lorraine Drive, Dunnellon. A petit theft was reported at 10:21 a.m. March 25 in the 100 block of N. Florida Ave., Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 12:33 p.m. March 25 in the 7300 block of S. Finale Point, Homosassa. A petit theft was reported at 6:13 p.m. March 25 in the 3700 block of W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto.Vandalisms A vandalism was reported at 8:29 a.m. Monday, March 25, in the 8400 block of E. Sandpiper Drive, Inverness. A vandalism was reported at 11:10 a.m. March 25 in the 2500 block of W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto. A vandalism was reported at 8:50 p.m. March 25 in the 6900 block of S. Florida Ave., Floral City.C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL HI LO PR 60 38 0.00 HI LO PR 60 41 0.00 HI LO PR 55 41 0.00 HI LO PR 58 45 0.00 HI LO PR 58 44 0.00 HI LO PR 60 41 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Sunny.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Sunny. Mostly sunny.High: 63 Low: 34 High: 68 Low: 40 High: 70 Low: 43 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Tuesday 55/41 Record 90/34 Normal 80/51 Mean temp. 48 Departure from mean -17 PRECIPITATION* Tuesday 0.00 in. Total for the month 1.30 in. Total for the year 3.40 in. Normal for the year 9.63 in.*As of 7 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 10 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Tuesday at 3 p.m. 30.19 in. DEW POINT Tuesday at 3 p.m. 32 HUMIDITY Tuesday at 3 p.m. 43% 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 ............................7:46 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................7:25 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................8:21 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................7:20 A.M. MARCH 27APRIL 3APRIL 10APRIL 18 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. 63 41 s Ft. Lauderdale 68 53 s Fort Myers 69 43 s Gainesville 63 33 s Homestead 68 49 s Jacksonville 61 35 s Key West 67 59 s Lakeland 67 39 s Melbourne 64 43 s City H L Fcast Miami 69 52 s Ocala 64 34 s Orlando 66 43 s Pensacola 60 43 s Sarasota 66 41 s Tallahassee 63 35 s Tampa 66 43 s Vero Beach 66 42 s W. Palm Bch. 67 50 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNorth winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Skies will be mostly sunny today. Gulf water temperature63 LAKE LEVELS Location Mon. Tues. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 28.04 27.99 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 37.44 37.41 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 38.30 38.28 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 39.55 39.52 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 48 33 c 45 29 Albuquerque 66 32 pc 71 46 Asheville 39 28 pc 44 27 Atlanta 46 31 trace s 53 34 Atlantic City 51 33 pc 48 36 Austin 64 26 pc 70 56 Baltimore 50 30 pc 49 34 Billings 54 28 pc 59 32 Birmingham 43 30 pc 55 36 Boise 56 40 sh 64 41 Boston 50 34 .05 pc 49 34 Buffalo 44 31 sn 39 32 Burlington, VT 46 32 rs 41 32 Charleston, SC 52 35 s 58 37 Charleston, WV 41 32 .08 sn 41 28 Charlotte 49 29 s 54 29 Chicago 43 29 pc 39 31 Cincinnati 42 33 pc 42 27 Cleveland 41 32 pc 35 29 Columbia, SC 53 33 s 59 34 Columbus, OH 44 33 pc 39 26 Concord, N.H. 49 33 c 46 27 Dallas 59 31 pc 67 50 Denver 45 13 pc 50 30 Des Moines 38 23 pc 44 28 Detroit 48 34 .03 pc 41 31 El Paso 72 39 s 77 57 Evansville, IN 43 32 pc 45 28 Harrisburg 51 32 .01 pc 45 30 Hartford 50 38 pc 49 32 Houston 64 38 s 70 52 Indianapolis 39 28 pc 39 25 Jackson 49 33 s 61 34 Las Vegas 79 58 pc 78 59 Little Rock 51 31 pc 57 38 Los Angeles 64 55 pc 64 54 Louisville 43 33 .01 pc 44 27 Memphis 48 30 pc 56 39 Milwaukee 41 31 pc 38 29 Minneapolis 39 27 pc 38 23 Mobile 56 32 s 61 40 Montgomery 51 33 s 58 36 Nashville 40 32 c 51 30 New Orleans 56 41 s 59 46 New York City 53 37 pc 46 34 Norfolk 50 36 pc 52 34 Oklahoma City 55 18 pc 66 45 Omaha 41 16 pc 45 28 Palm Springs 89 61 pc 85 59 Philadelphia 52 35 pc 49 32 Phoenix 89 62 pc 89 61 Pittsburgh 41 32 .04 sn 37 26 Portland, ME 50 32 rs 46 31 Portland, Ore 54 39 sh 63 47 Providence, R.I. 49 35 .03 pc 48 32 Raleigh 50 32 s 51 29 Rapid City 41 11 pc 46 29 Reno 63 43 pc 65 41 Rochester, NY 46 28 sn 39 32 Sacramento 72 46 pc 71 50 St. Louis 40 31 pc 44 31 St. Ste. Marie 39 33 c 36 26 Salt Lake City 57 36 pc 65 41 San Antonio 66 38 pc 71 58 San Diego 65 56 pc 65 55 San Francisco 61 48 pc 61 48 Savannah 53 34 s 59 36 Seattle 62 43 sh 57 47 Spokane 56 29 c 60 38 Syracuse 44 33 sn 38 29 Topeka 38 20 c 48 32 Washington 51 35 pc 49 33YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 90 Blythe, Calif. LOW -13 Minot, N.D. WEDNESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 89/75/pc Amsterdam 42/27/pc Athens 66/51/pc Beijing 63/37/pc Berlin 37/29/pc Bermuda 62/57/sh Cairo 79/56/s Calgary 50/28/pc Havana 71/57/c Hong Kong 74/71/sh Jerusalem 62/48/pc Lisbon 62/54/sh London 38/32/c Madrid 53/40/sh Mexico City 74/51/pc Montreal 37/32/sh Moscow 24/12/pc Paris 46/28/pc Rio 76/70/ts Rome 54/49/pc Sydney 82/70/pc Tokyo 54/53/r Toronto 43/30/sh Warsaw 34/26/c WORLD CITIES Tuesday Wednesday City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Tuesday Wednesda y City H L Pcp. Fcst H L Weather Central, LP, Madison, Wi. Wednesday ThursdayCity High/Low High/Low High/Low High/LowChassahowitzka* 6:37 a/2:18 a 6:37 p/2:32 p 7:20 a/2:57 a 7:07 p/3:06 p Crystal River** 4:58 a/11:54 a 4:58 p/ 5:41 a/12:19 a 5:28 p/12:28 p Withlacoochee* 2:45 a/9:42 a 2:45 p/10:07 p 3:28 a/10:16 a 3:15 p/10:47 p Homosassa*** 5:47 a/1:17 a 5:47 p/1:31 p 6:30 a/1:56 a 6:17 p/2:05 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) 3/27 WEDNESDAY 6:00 6:25 12:13 3/28 THURSDAY 6:53 12:40 7:19 1:06 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY HI LO PR 57 44 0.00 Lawn watering limited to two days per week, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., as follows:EVEN addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday. ODD addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday. Hand watering with a shut-off nozzle or micro irrigation of non-grass areas, such as vegetable gardens, flowers and shrubs, can be done on any day and at any time. Citrus County Utilities customers should CALL BEFORE YOU INSTALL new plant material 352-527-7669. Some new plantings may qualify for additional watering allowances. To report violations, please call: City of Inverness @ 352-726-2321, City of Crystal River @ 352-795-4216 ext. 313, unincorporated Citrus County @ 352527-7669. Todays active pollen: Oak, Juniper, Bayberry Todays count: 9.6/12 Thursdays count: 8.3 Fridays count: 8.6 For the RECORD To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 weeks: $38.47* 6 months: $67.68* 1 year: $121.87* *Subscription price includes a separate charge of .15.5 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-5655 for details. 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Citrus County Extension Service, while the latter is through the school district. Were teaching life skills, Duncan said. We dont expect them to become swine farmers; not all these kids are going to grow up to do that job. But anywhere in life they will be able to use recordkeeping, decisionmaking, goal-setting all of those things come into play. She said the parents and leaders are there to help and guide the participants, but its their project and theyre responsible for the animal. They learn a lot more than just raising an animal, she said. But its the hook that gets the kids involved, they have fun doing it and we sneak the education in. During the fair, youths are responsible for their animals on site, so they have to stay around and take care of them. Some 4Hers also compete in arts and crafts. Duncan said the business side of Citrus County has been exceptionally supportive; many of the animals come from local stock, and 4-H is generational. Sharon Concidine, with more than 40 years of 4-H involvement, is a 4-H parent and grandparent. Its year-round, she said, But our favorite time of year is fair time. For her and her husband, fair week started at 4 a.m. Tuesday and will end sometime Sunday. You couldnt ask for a better group, she said. Its just all one big family here. A lot of people just know each other from generation through generation. She noted many of the kids never leave the barn or make it to the midway. They would just rather be here, she said. The class looks forward to it all year, agriculture teacher Debbie Parker said. Its a chance to show off their project. The FFA students come from the districts three high schools and three middle schools. Each high school has 25 to 50 students involved, with 25 to 30 at each middle school. Parker is the FFA sponsor at Lecanto Middle School. She said the program also involves leadership, public and career development. It starts in May, she said. My students love the fair and cant wait for it to get here. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty @chronicleonline.com. A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER The Crystal River City Council has thrown its weight behind the lyngbya cleanup efforts in Kings Bay and is sending an observer to a meeting intended to restart the machines after work was suspended over concerns about turbidity, or cloudy water. Council members passed a resolution, 4-0, introduced by council member Ken Brown to fully support the cleanup efforts of the One Rake at a Time program and allow the restart of the cleanup activities by the harvester to begin at the earliest opportunity. Council member Paula Wheeler was absent. City Manager Andy Houston will represent the city at a meeting Thursday about the best way to resume work to restore the bay to its crystal-clear past. The meeting will include Art Jones, the cleanup project leader, Save the Manatee Club, Citrus County officials, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials and other stakeholders. Jones suspended work last week on the cleanup project after Save the Manatee Club and others expressed concerns about the use of a new heavyduty harvester with a depth-range of more than 10 feet. The project also operates a smaller harvester with a depth range of 5 feet. Pat Rose, executive director of Save the Manatees Club, and a county official described the operations of the harvester as similar to a bulldozer scraping at the bottom of the bay and stirring up sediment and killing useful native vegetation. With the turbidity created, Rose said, any number of outcomes could occur, including accidentally running into manatees and the dispersal of algal spores that could result in more pollution. He urges the introduction of a monitoring regime to ensure no harm is done to the home of the manatees as the cleanup proceeds. Jones said turbidity is the consequence of the type of work he was doing. Jones said when the rotting mats of lyngbya covering the spring vents are removed, there is indeed turbidity, but the good news is it settles down, he told council members Monday before their vote. Jones added if theyve got a better way for cleaning the bay, we are all ears. Jones One Rake at a Time recently forged a partnership with Save Crystal River Inc. (SCR), a citizens advocacy group and the Kings Bay and Crystal River Rotary clubs to clean the bay. Monday, Jewel Lamb and Lisa Moore of SCR thanked council members for their support of Jones and their groups efforts to clean the bay. We have a hurdle here, but we can overcome it, Lamb told the council. Moore pointed to a 1,000-ton pile of rotted lyngbya that Jones and his volunteers have removed from the bottom of the bay. It cannot reproduce if we take it out, Moore said. Brown, the resolution sponsor, said even with the unfortunate negatives of the cleanup, the positives outweigh the negatives. The council also addressed a late addition to the agenda regarding the road construction on Cutler Spur Boulevard and the future public entrance to Three Sisters Springs. Houston asked for and got $5,000 to add what amounts to a driveway to the future road leading into the 57-acre parcel expected to be opened to the public for, among other things, viewing of manatees. The money, said Houston, comes from a private Three Sisters Springs fund. The driveway will lead to a future culvert or bridge area leading into the property. Construction of that culvert or bridge is the responsibility of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the property for co-owners, the city of Crystal River and the Southwest Water Management District. Crystal River resident Bob Mercer has raised concerns that future construction of the bridge or culvert would require tearing up what is being done on Cutler Spur. But Houston said the driveway, which will encompass the area of a future trail path, should take care of those concerns. USFWS also plans to use the same contractors when they get ready to build the culvert or bridge onto the property.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe @chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 A5 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! B LIND S 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY LECANTO 2012 2012 2012 2012 www.72-hourblinds.com WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE 000EBMY 000ECF6 *Call about current Tile & Grout Special. Minimum charges apply. Cannot combine with other offers. Residential only. Must present coupon at time of service. 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WHERE: 135 N.E. Third St., Crystal River. WHO: Art Jones One Rake at a Time, Save Crystal River Inc., the Kings Bay and Crystal River Rotary Clubs, Citrus County officials, Save the Manatee Club, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Florida Water Management District and other stakeholders WHY: Discuss the parameters of future cleanup in Kings Bay after some raised concerns about the use of harvesters and turbidity they are causing. Citys resolution backs cleanup Harvester attracts controversy MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Though the purpose of 4-H and FFA is to educate youths about agriculture, the programs also provide a social outlet for members. From far left, Lyndsee Philips and her sister Lauren from the Lecanto Levis 4-H talk to their peers Hillary Schmide, center, Abby Walls and Kyle Billings, all three from the Inverness Middle School FFA Club on Tuesday afternoon during the second day of the fair. FAIRContinued from Page A1 Many of the kids never leave the barn or make it to the midway.


Associated PressNEW YORK The right people at the right time in the right location. That phrase repeated over and over in a secret recording of a police supervisor is at the crux of a civil rights challenge to the New York Police Departments contentions tactic known as stop, question and frisk. So, who are the right people? asks officer Pedro Serrano, during an argument with his supervisor about how to make a legal stop. Depends where you are, replies Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack. The recording was played during Serranos testimony last week at a federal trial thats providing a window into the workings of the nations largest police force, the instincts officers rely on to do their jobs and the difficulty police supervisors have in translating written policies into practice on the street. Serrano works patrol in the 40th Precinct in The Bronx, among the more crime-ridden in the city. Robberies rose from 397 in 2011 to 478 in 2012, and grand larcenies rose from 412 to 469. Serrano said his supervisors believed he tallied too few arrests, summonses and stop, question and frisk reports, known as s. When he appealed his annual evaluation earlier this year, Serrano decided to use his phone to record his boss. So youre saying what? Summons everybody for whatever reason? the patrolman asks. No, see, listen to me. Understand this. All right? I dont summons people for any reason, all right, McCormack responds. We go out there and we summons people and we people, the right people, at the right time, the right location. Lawyers for four men who have sued police say McCormacks phrase should be interpreted as a thinly-veiled mandate to stop blacks and Hispanics to inflate numbers so the department looks proactive. Police officials and city lawyers said the inspector is trying to explain that to help stifle a specific crime, for example, the right people may be black or Hispanic males those who are most often stopped by police. Again, take Mott Haven, where he had the most problems ... robberies and grand larcenies. The problem was, what? Male blacks, McCormack said. And as I told you at roll call, and I have no problem telling you this, male blacks 14 to 20, 21. Serrano raises his voice: So what am I supposed to do? Male blacks 14 to 20 wearing dark clothing? What do you want me to do specifically? The appeal of Serranos evaluation is then declared over, with his superiors suggesting he needs more training. The ongoing trial is creating an uncomfortable spotlight for a department more accustomed to bragging about its crimefighting prowess and a drop in crime to levels not seen since the 1960s. Several top brass are expected to testify in the coming weeks, including Chief of Department Joseph Esposito and Paul Browne, the deputy commissioner for public information and a close adviser to Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Mayor Michael Bloom berg and Kelly have hailed stop and frisk as a program that has deterred crime and saved lives by taking weapons off of would-be killers and by making crooks reconsider carrying weapons in the first place. But the trial has exposed how, in practice, the tactic creates often messy and difficult encounters between police and the public. So far, men have testified they were stopped and frisked by officers as they went about their lives getting milk at a store, walking home, going to a party. The men say they were doing nothing wrong and felt victimized by overzealous officers. One man who testified, Nicholas Peart, described an encounter in which officers swarmed, pointed their weapons and told him and two relatives to get down on the ground late on the night of his 18th birthday. According to police radio calls, the officers were looking for robbery suspects who resembled the three men. But Peart was scared and felt harassed and didnt think police had enough reason to stop him. No one was arrested. Most officers believe they are stopping someone for a purpose namely because a crime has occurred, and most crime suspects in New York City are black and Hispanic. The department has made about 5 million stops in the past decade, mostly young black and Hispanic men. Only about 10 percent were arrested and few weapons are actually recovered, leaving many let go feeling angry and humiliated. They include the four plaintiffs, who contend they were wrongly targeted because of their race. The suit, now a classaction case, is seeking to reform the tactic, which is legal under a 1968 Supreme Court decision. David Moore, 85HOMOSASSA David Pittman Moore, 85, died March 24, 2013, at his home in Homosassa. David was born Aug. 18, 1927, in Dixon, Ill., to Willard and Bernice Moore. He received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and was a professor of German and Spanish, ending his career at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Besides his passion for languages, David loved fishing and the outdoors. Summer vacations were spent discovering new lakes and parks on camping trips with his wife and five children. David is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ada; his sister, Barbara Johnson; all five of his children, Linda and husband Jim Witherow, Michael and wife Elaine Moore, Rebecca and husband Wally Trembath, Barbara and husband Dan Watson, and Stephen and wife Lisa Moore; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at the Nature Coast Community Church in Homosassa, at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28. The family requests any gifts be made as donations to the Nature Coast Community Church Building Fund. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto, is in charge of arrangements. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory, Lecanto, www.brown funeralhome.com. Joseph Pyatt, 94 CRYSTAL RIVERJoseph D. Pyatt, 94, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013.Joseph was born March 3, 1919, in Philo, Ohio, the son of the late Ralph J. and Regina A. (Kussmaul) Pyatt. He retired in 1984 after 24 years, working as a general mine supervisor at the Ohio Power Coal Company. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 246, the Knights of Columbus Counsel 505 and a life member of the Philo/Duncan Falls VFW Post 10275. He was a member of the former St. Anns Catholic Church in Philo and he served his country in the U.S. Army in the 37th division in the Asian Pacific. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Pyatt, who passed away March 16, 2010; his daughter, Kathy Brannon; a brother, John Pyatt; and a sister, Rita Shubert. Joseph is survived by a son-in-law, Joe Brannon of Homosassa; brothers, Leo Pyatt and Thomas Pyatt, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Robert Pyatt of North Carolina; sisters, Lillian Collopy and Margaret Trout, both of Zanesville, Ohio; granddaughters, Terri (Richard) Stephens of New Albany, Ind., Kristina (David) Dix of Homosassa and Andrea (Mike) Humphreys of Crystal River; and greatgrandchildren, Daniel, Kaitlyn, Natalie, Olivia and Lincoln Stephens, Aaron, Adam and Caleb Dix, and Tyler and Jordan Humphreys. He will be laid to rest beside his wife in the St. Anns Cemetery, Philo. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto is in charge of local arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Anthony Carson, 78 LECANTOAnthony T. Carson, 78, of Lecanto, died Monday, March 25, 2013, under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. Arrangements are by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Hernando. Truusje Trish VanBeers, 72HOMOSASSA Truusje G. Trish VanBeers, 72, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, March 25, 2013. She was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Amsterdam, Holland, to the late Pieter and Truusje VanDerpol. Truusje is survived by her husband of 50 years, William VanBeers; two children, daughter, Truusje (Salvatore) Marmeno of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; son, William (Sheryl) VanBeers of Stafford, Va.; three granddaughters, Brienna and Dominique Marmeno of Hilton Head, S.C., and Samantha VanBeers of Warwick, N.Y.; three sisters, Connie (Walter) VanBeers of Punta Gorda, Dikkie VanGulden of Punta Gorda and Peggy McNally of Port Washington, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. Truusje loved cooking, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was a Lodge Inner Guard at the West Citrus Elks Lodge where she has been a member for many years. A memorial celebration of her life will be at the West Citrus Elks Lodge at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. A6 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000EFST 2012 2012 2012 2012 Hearing Centers This week find us at: Citrus County Fair all week (in the Jacobs building) At The Spring Health Fair Wednesday Bella Vita Spa Citrus Hills (members only) Village Crier Shop Local Expo Saturday At the College of Central FL, Lecanto Serving the Community For Your Hearing Health Dunnellon 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave. 789-1559 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 W. 586-7599 Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. 621-8000 000E9DZ Cellular & Roman Shades Plantation Shutters Ado Wraps Custom Drapery Top Treatments Etc. 628-7888 CALL NOW! Lorrie 5454 S. Suncoast Blvd. (Hwy 19, next to Sugarmill Family Rest.) www.verticalblindsofhomosassa.com OF HOMOSASSA, Inc. 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Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) All obituaries will be edited to conform to Associated Press style unless a request to the contrary is made. Obituaries will be posted online at www. chronicleonline.com. Truusje VanBeers Obituaries 000EG4A Celebration Of Life Eric A Errickson Nov. 12, 1936 Dec. 12, 2012 Eric passed away in Minnasota after a short battle with cancer. Come and share your memories with us on Sat. March 30, 2 to 4:30 pm at the Old Courthouse in Inverness. He wanted us to celebrate his life with a New Orleans style music & food gathering. Powerball winner feels pure joy Associated PressLAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. The New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball lottery says he felt pure joy at winning the huge jackpot, but he has no idea yet what he will do with the money except maybe buy a car, to cut down on mileage on his feet. Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada, 45, appeared at New Jersey lottery headquarters Tuesday to officially claim the prize with his wife, Ines. Both came in jeans, accompanied by his four brothers and two nephews. The former bodega owneroperator, who came to the United States from the city of Jarabacoa 26 years ago, said his mind is not clear enough yet to figure out how he will use the money. Asked if he could think of any uses, he said he could use a good car. Asked what kind of car he has now, he said, My feet. Lottery officials said Quezada had decided to accept the winnings in the form of a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes. Its the fourthlargest jackpot in Powerball history. He showed up late Monday at the liquor store in Passaic where he purchased the ticket to see if he had the winner. The ticket was validated at 4:17 p.m., giving him less than 24 hours to weigh his future as a multimillionaire before appearing at the news conference, where he was peppered with questions about how he would spend the money. He was asked questions in Spanish and English and answered all the questions in Spanish, with a translator standing next to him. When he realized he had won, he said, I felt pure joy, just happiness. Up until last year, Quezada had worked 15-hour days at a bodega in his adopted hometown of Passaic, in northern New Jersey. His son now runs the small grocery. He said his bodega days are over, and given all the money he won, he doesnt plan to let his son keep working there, either. When she got the call from him Monday, his wife of nine years said: I had no words. ... My heart wanted to come out of my chest. All I can say is I feel very happy that God has blessed us with this prize, said Ines, who is from Tlaxcala, Mexico. The largest Powerball jackpot ever came in at $587.5 million in November. Nebraska still holds the record for the largest Powerball jackpot won on a single ticket $365 million by eight workers at a Lincoln meatpacking plant in February 2006. Powerball is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Associated Press Pedro Quezada, right, the winner of the Powerball jackpot, stands next to his wife, Ines Sanchez, during a news conference Tuesday at New Jersey Lottery headquarters in Lawrenceville, N.J. Trial provides window into NYPD practices Court: Drug-dog sniff is unconstitutional search Associated PressWASHINGTON The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspects property to look for evidence without first getting a warrant for a search, a decision which may limit how investigators use dogs sensitive noses to search out drugs, explosives and other items hidden from human sight, sound and smell. The high court split 5-4 on the decision to uphold the Florida Supreme Courts ruling throwing out evidence seized in the search of Joelis Jardines Miami-area house. That search was based on an alert by Franky the drug dog from outside the closed front door. Justice Antonin Scalia said a person has the Fourth Amendment right to be free from the governments gaze inside their home and in the area surrounding it, which is called the curtilage. He was joined in his opinion by Justices Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The four justices who dissented were Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Anthony Kennedy and Justice Samuel Alito.


CCBA members Ron Lieberman and Gaston Hall said Citrus cannot compete with Hernando and Marion counties because those neighboring counties have no impact fees. They said both Hernando and Marion counties have had population growth since 2010 while Citrus population dropped. Commissioners Rebecca Bays and Dennis Damato, however, both said Marion and Hernando have balanced revenue sources and a economic drivers that Citrus does not have, such as rail and an interstate. They offer things we dont have in the basket, Bays said. Damato added: We have a lack of things en vogue right now. We dont have enough amenities here. Bays suggested the bigger issue is not impact fees, but rather finding a combination of revenue sources to fund services and projects. I dont think saying were going to eliminate impact fees is the magic wand, she said. Commissioners Scott Adams and Joe Meek said the county has relied too much on impact fees to help pay debt on projects. They said imposing more impact fees continues to place the county in positions of incurring more debt. Impact fees are onetime charges on new construction to pay for impacts on growth in areas such as roads, schools, parks and libraries. The Citrus County residential impact fee ranges between $4,815 and $6,502 depending on the size of a house. While voting to waive bid procedures, the board still must approve a contract with Duncan and Associates. Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228 or mwright @chronicleonline.com H ELEN S PIVEY Special to the ChronicleThis summary, recently released, contains the first years results of a restoration demonstration project that is under way at Kings Bay/Crystal River by the Kings Bay Adaptive Management group (KBAM), led by Dr. Bob Knight of the Florida Springs Institute and a band of volunteers. These preliminary results should of interest to all concerned about the health of the bay. Below is the written summary. Additional data is available along with additional reports on similar springs issues statewide at www.floridaspringsinstitute.org. According to the summary, while there have been numerous restoration projects implemented in Kings Bay/Crystal River, none to date have been comprehensive in nature or relied upon natural processes. The KBAM demonstration project is testing the promising concept of using natural floating plant communities to initially restore some of the historic water clarity to the bay and to take up some of the excess nutrients. If this concept is found to be viable, then floating aquatic plants could be returned to controlled areas in the bay with rapid results for eliminating the planktonic algae that are clouding the water. It is estimated that a floating plant cover along the natural shorelines of as little as 20 percent of Kings Bay might be sufficient to measurably increase water clarity. However, this study is also demonstrating the fact that the holistic restoration of Kings Bay/Crystal River will require fundamental changes throughout the entire 300plus-square-mile springshed feeding the bay. Anthropogenic nitrogen loads and groundwater withdrawals must be reduced to restore freshwater, low salinity, low nutrient conditions in the bay. The current elevated salinity (measured as specific conductance) and nutrient levels (measured as chlorophyll and excessive dissolved oxygen/pH variability) provide ample evidence of these larger regional issues. The Kings Bay Springs Alliance, a group of concerned citizens, was recently organized to support the development and implementation of regional efforts needed to restore Kings Bay/Crystal River. Please consider supporting this group and the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute to help accomplish this goal. Helen Spivey is vice president of the Kings Bay Springs Alliance and a member of the Kings Bay Adaptive Management Group. She is a former state representative and Crystal River City Council member. Adams voted no. Commissioner John JJ Kenney missed the meeting due to a family emergency. The commission and school board have already paid $175,000 each toward the cost of defending the lawsuit and the Duke appraisal. Greene has not yet approached the school board to increase its allocation. Both the commission and school board had hoped to join the lawsuit as co-defendants. A judge earlier this month, however, ruled state law barred the taxing agencies from joining Greene in the lawsuit. Commissioners said Tuesday it was vital to finish the appraisal of the Duke complex, especially considering the companys announcement that it would permanently retire the nuclear plant. This community must know what that property is worth, Commissioner Dennis Damato said. Greene said the appraisal should be complete in May. Commissioner Rebecca Bays asked Greene to walk through the entire issue, from Dukes partial $19 million tax payment in November to its filing of a lawsuit a few weeks later. Duke is challenging about $1 billion in value for pollution-control equipment installed in 2009 on its coal plants. The company claims the equipment should be assessed as salvage, which significantly reduces its taxable value. Greene said the county had always assessed the pollution equipment at true value. He said his office and Progress Energy Florida representatives were negotiating a final value before the Progress merger with Duke in May. Once the merger took place in May, things changed, Greene said. Adams said his concern was legal costs in a case that could take several years before it reaches a conclusion. Where does this end, is what Im getting at, he said. How do we get our money back if this goes south? The next step in the court case involves Dukes good faith tax payment. The $19 million payment was about 60 percent of what Greene said the company actually owed. Duke President Alex Glenn said in a January letter to officials that they should expect the 2013 payment to be $6 million to $9 million less with the nuclear plant retired. Greene said his attorneys would ask Judge T. Michael Johnson to rule that the partial payment is too low. No hearing date is set. Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 A7 000DWWU A r e y o u n e w t o C i t r u s C o u n t y ? Are you new to Citrus County? You chose the best place to move. Now choose the best physicians to help protect your new life! Call for a free screening appointment with one of our highly regarded specialists in our full service Crystal River facility. Proud to be Accredited in both Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography! 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On April 23, the board will be asked to advertise a public hearing about the Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) for law enforcement and the MSTU for stormwater management. On May 14, the board will conduct the public hearing and adopt the MSTU ordinance. On May 28, the board will be asked toadvertise the Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) for fire service. On June 11, the board will adopt the fire MSBU initial assessment and set a public hearing. On July 23, the board will adopt the final assessment for the fire MSBU resolution. On July 24, the board will conduct a budget workshop and set the millage rates and MSTU millages. Earlier, the board received the annual financial report by William Blend, auditor from Moore Stephens Lovelace. Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer @chronicleonline.com. BUDGET Continued from Page A1 DUKE Continued from Page A1 Summary of water restoration effort Dennis Damato said impact fees arent reason for countys lack of growth. FEES Continued from Page A1 Associated PressNICOSIA, Cyprus Cypriot businesses were under increasing strain to keep running on Tuesday after financial authorities stretched the countrys bank closure into a second week in a harried attempt to stop depositors from rushing to drain their accounts. Cypruss Central Bank governor, Panicos Demetriades, said superhuman efforts are being made to open banks on Thursday. Temporary restrictions will be imposed on financial transactions once the banks do open, he said, but he would not specify what they would be or how long they would be in place. We have to restore the publics trust in banks, he said. Finance Minister Michalis Sarris told The Associated Press the restrictions would help stem any mass deposit withdrawal that is bound to happen and that they would be removed in a relatively short period of time. I think every day (banks) are not open creates more uncertainty and more difficulties for people, so we would like to do our utmost to make sure that this new goal that we have set will work, he said. All but two of the countrys largest lenders had been due to reopen Tuesday, after being shut since March 16 to stop savers from withdrawing all their money while politicians figured out how to raise the funds necessary for Cyprus to qualify for an international bailout. However, late Monday, authorities announced that the bank closures would be extended until Thursday, giving officials more time to initiate a major overhaul of the banking sector and devise capital controls to limit the amount of money that can be taken out of accounts. We have to all understand that we live in very critical times. Officials of the government and the Central Bank are working day and night, Demetriades said. Under the deal for a $12.9 billion rescue clinched in Brussels early Monday, Cyprus agreed to slash its oversized banking sector and inflict hefty losses on large depositors in troubled banks. Sarris said authorities hope to limit job losses to a small number. We are looking to a much smaller banking system over time and more concentrated on its core business, which is Cyprus and the international business units in Cyprus, he said. Businesses struggle in Cyprus Bank closure continues as officials try to head off mass panic


Associated PressTALLAHASSEE With a key vote looming in the Florida House, rival groups ratcheted up their arguments Tuesday on a bill that would give parents a stronger voice in charting a turnaround course for failing public schools. Supporters including former Gov. Jeb Bushs Foundation for Floridas Future said the so-called parent trigger bill (HB 867) would empower parents by allowing them to vote on what to do with a failing school. Options include reassigning students to other schools or handing the school over to a private company to run as a charter school. The bills fans downplayed the prospect that the bill would open the floodgates to convert public schools into charter schools. The notion that theres an army of charter operators out there waiting to take advantage of this law simply flies in the face of the facts, said Patrick DeTemple, who has assisted parental drives to improve failing schools in California, where a similar law has been in effect for some years. Jeff Wright with the Florida Education Association said later that the bill was being orchestrated by school-choice advocates and has been heavily lobbied by charter school supporters. Why are no parents from this state participating in these conversations? he asked. And the parents who care here have said, This isnt what we want. We believe we have the influence back home to tell our school boards what we want done with these schools. We dont need California nor the foundations help. Under the bill, the local school board would make the decision on the turnaround plan, and it could go against the wishes of the majority of parents. The local boards decision could be overruled by the State Board of Education. Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Trujillo, the bills lead sponsor, said Tuesday he expects a House vote sometime in early April. The bill recently cleared the Houses education committee on a 10-7 vote. M ARCIAD UNN AP aerospace writerCAPE CANAVERAL The SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Tuesday with a full science load from the International Space Station and a bunch of well-used childrens Legos. The privately owned cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific right on target, 250 miles off the coast of Mexicos Baja Peninsula, five hours after leaving the orbiting lab. The California-based SpaceX confirmed the Dragons safe arrival via Twitter. Special delivery! Dragon now being recovered in the Pacific, the company said in a tweet. The capsule brought back more than 1 ton of science experiments and old station equipment, as well as 13 toy sets of Lego building blocks used by space station crews during the past couple of years to teach children about science. Its the only supply ship capable of two-way delivery. With the space shuttles retired, NASA is paying SpaceX more than $1 billion for a dozen resupply missions. The unmanned capsule will be shipped to Los Angeles arriving Wednesday night and then trucked to Texas for unloading. Earlier in the day, astronauts released the unmanned capsule from the end of the space stations giant robot arm. The 250mile-high parting was a poignant moment for the three space stations residents, who helped to snare the Dragon three weeks earlier. Sad to see the Dragon go, astronaut Thomas Marshburn told Mission Control. Performed her job beautifully. Heading back to her lair. Wish her all the best for the splashdown today. The Dragon used oldNASA-style parachutes to plop into the ocean; company officials indicated all appeared to go well during the re-entry. SpaceX launched the capsule from Cape Canaveral at the beginning of March. Mechanical trouble delayed the capsules arrival at the space station by a day. SpaceX flight controllers at company headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., managed to fix the problem within hours. Bad weather at missions end in the Pacific recovery zone kept it in orbit an extra day. Once the Dragon pulls into port, NASA will retrieve the science samples meticulously collected over the weeks and months by space station astronauts, as well as experiments that flew up with Dragon, including hundreds of flowering weeds. Mouse stem cells stayed behind on the space station, at the request of the Japanese researchers. Old space station equipment and other items aboard the Dragon will be removed by SpaceX in McGregor, Texas. In all, more than 1 ton of gear 2,668 pounds was loaded into the capsule. SpaceX Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is run by billionaire Elon Musk, who made his fortune as a co-creator of PayPal. He also owns the electric car maker Tesla Motors. This was the second flight of a Dragon to the space station under the $1.6 billion contract with NASA, and the third delivery mission altogether for SpaceX. The next flight is slated for late fall. A competitor, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., plans a test flight of its Antares rocket and a dummy payload next month. That launch will be conducted from Wallops Island, Va. Orbital, too, has a NASA contract to deliver supplies. Russia, Japan and Europe also periodically send up supplies, but SpaceX has the only craft capable of returning goods. A8 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S TATE Drug free leading edge techniques that help the body heal A d v a n c e d H e a l t h A d v a n c e d H e a l t h Look Better. Feel Better. Be Better. 9030 W. Fort Island Trail, Suite 10A, Crystal River 9030 W. 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Kent Wetherell II and Scott Makar telegraphed a reluctance to disturb legislative privilege, which shields legislators and staff members from answering questions about legislative business in court cases. The privilege is grounded in Florida case law. As Wetherell told plaintiffs attorney John Devaney: Where youre asking us to go is down a slippery slope thats not somewhere that any court has ever gone. If the plaintiffs prevail, it would be the first time a Florida appeals court has compelled state legislators to give information about the legislative process, according to Raoul Cantero, a private attorney representing the Senate. The lawsuit itself is still before Circuit Judge Terry Lewis in Tallahassee. He ruled legislators could answer limited questions, which sparked this appeal. It wasnt clear when the appeals court would decide the legislative privilege question so that the case can proceed. State lawmakers must draw new districts every decade after the U.S. Census to reflect population shifts. The Florida Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters of Florida, National Council of La Raza and Florida Common Cause sued last year, essentially claiming the new maps protect incumbent Republicans. That would violate the Fair Districts constitutional amendments that voters passed in 2010. They want to look at working drafts of the congressional district maps and interview lawmakers to gather evidence of bias for their case. The Legislatures attorneys say those drafts are exempt from the states public records law and that lawmakers should enjoy immunity from questioning. Debate intensifies on parent trigger bill Cargo ship returns from space station Associated Press This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it is backed away from the International Space Stations Canadarm2 robotic arm early Tuesday. 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B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 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 M ONDJF 1,520 1,560 1,600 S&P 500 Close: 1,563.77 Change: 12.08 (0.8%) 10 DAYS 12,500 13,000 13,500 14,000 14,500 15,000 M ONDJF 14,360 14,480 14,600 Dow Jones industrials Close: 14,559.65 Change: 111.90 (0.8%) 10 DAYSAdvanced2083 Declined951 New Highs261 New Lows12 Vol. (in mil.)2,799 Pvs. Volume3,112 1,405 1,622 1419 1000 156 22 NYSE NASD DOW14561.5414447.7514559.65+111.90+0.77%+11.11% DOW Trans.6188.126134.486182.37+47.89+0.78%+16.50% DOW Util.501.28496.66500.93+4.27+0.86%+10.56% NYSE Comp.9083.719038.039083.70+60.74+0.67%+7.58% NASDAQ3252.933239.923252.48+17.18+0.53%+7.72% S&P5001563.951551.691563.77+12.08+0.78%+9.65% S&P4001144.061136.911143.98+7.07+0.62%+12.11% Wilshire 500016534.3016414.6016533.04+118.44+0.72%+10.26% Russell 2000950.77945.30949.82+3.97+0.42%+11.83% 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. A Wedbush analyst raised his price target on the video game publisher to $25 from $23, citing this new consoles coming this year. The drive-in restaurant chains second-quarter net income more than doubled and it expects a sales measure to improve this year. A Pacific Crest Securities analyst boosted the streaming companys price target, citing the potential for more subscribers. Shares of the aircraft maker rose a day after its Boeing 787 with a redesigned battery system made a successful test flight. The natural gas producers fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year net income and revenue were higher than first reported in February. The Standard & Poors 500 index rose Tuesday to within a sliver of a percent of its record high. Stocks in the health care and energy sectors led the market higher following encouraging reports on the economy. 1 2 3 $4 M JF Quicksilver Res. KWK Close: $2.43 0.21 or 9.5% $1.62$5.90 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 3.9m (1.1x avg.) $420.26 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 70 80 $90 M JF Boeing BA Close: $86.62 1.77 or 2.1% $66.82$86.84 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 5.1m (0.8x avg.) $65.6 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 15.3 2.2% 50 100 150 $200 M JF Netflix NFLX Close: $190.61 9.82 or 5.4% $52.81$197.62 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 6.7m (1.3x avg.) $10.67 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 241.3 ... 10 11 12 $13 M JF Sonic SONC Close: $12.87 1.14 or 9.7% $6.84$12.93 Vol.: Mkt. 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Interest rates 000EGGO 352-795-7223 Crystal River 305 S.E. US 19 M ATTHEWC RAFT AP business writer NEW YORK The Standard & Poors 500 index closed within a short reach of its all-time high Tuesday. Rising home prices and orders for manufactured goods drove stocks up from the opening bell. The S&P 500 index rose 12.08 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 1,563.77. Thats less than two points from the peak it reached Oct. 9, 2007, before a recession and ensuing financial crisis battered markets. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 111.90 points, also 0.8 percent, to 14,559.65. Unless something major comes along to derail this rally, it just seems like the market is going to keep climbing higher, said Marty LeClerc, the managing partner of Barrack Yard Advisors, an investment firm in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Factory orders surged in February, helped by stronger demand for commercial aircraft. Overall orders for durable goods, a catchall term for products ranging from refrigerators to jumbo jets, jumped 5.7 percent from the previous month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. It was the biggest increase in five months. The stock markets gains were widely shared. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 rose, with health care and energy companies leading the way. Smaller companies, which have been beating the market all year, did not do as well Tuesday. The Nasdaq composite rose 17.18 points, or 0.5 percent, to 3,252.48, and the Russell 2000 rose 3.97 points, or 0.4 percent, to 949.82. Thats roughly half of the S&P 500s gain. Big company stocks and small-company stocks often part ways, said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago. Big corporations generally have stronger ties to Europe, and their stocks wavered during the past week as traders kept an eye on negotiations to rescue Cyprus. By contrast, smaller companies are less exposed to the rest of the world. Thats part of the reason small-caps have outpaced the market this year, Ablin said. The S&P 500, used by investors as a proxy for the overall market, is up 9.7 percent so far this year. The Russell 2000 has fared better, rising 11.8 percent. European markets rose modestly as investors gained confidence in the new bailout plan arranged for Cyprus and its banking system. The island country decided to keep its banks closed for another two days in an attempt to ward off panicked withdrawals. S& P nears record Surging home prices lift stocks M ARTINC RUTSINGER AP economics writer WASHINGTON Gains in housing and manufacturing propelled the U.S. economy over the winter, according to reports released Tuesday, and analysts said they point to the resilience of consumers and businesses as government spending cuts kick in. U.S. home prices rose 8.1 percent in January, the fastest annual rate since the peak of the housing boom in the summer of 2006. And demand for longer-lasting factory goods jumped 5.7 percent in February, the biggest increase in five months. February new-home sales and March consumer confidence looked a little shakier. But the overall picture of an improving economy drove stocks higher Tuesday. The Standard & Poors 500 gained 12 points to close at 1,563 a point away from its record high reached in October 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 111 points, its biggest gain in three weeks. There is nothing in this data that says the economy is falling back, said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors. A recovery in housing has helped lift the economy this year and is finally restoring some of the wealth lost during the Great Recession. The year-over-year rise in home prices reported by the Standard & Poors/ Case Shiller 20-city index was the fastest since June 2006. Prices rose in all 20 cities and eight markets posted double-digit increases, including some of the hardest hit during the crisis. Prices rose 23.2 percent in Phoenix, 17.5 percent in San Francisco and 15.3 percent in Las Vegas. The strength in home prices has far from erased all the damage from the crisis. Home prices nationwide are still 29 percent below their peak reached in August 2006. Still, steady gains should encourage more people to buy and put their homes on the market, keeping the recovery going. And higher home prices make people feel wealthier, which leads consumers to spend more and drives more economic growth. Manufacturing lifts economy Associated Press A new townhouse is under construction at the Crossings adult community in Colonie, N.Y. Sales of new homes fell in February after climbing to the highest level in more than four years in January.


O PINION Page A10 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Time to settle Progress lawsuit There was no prior notice given that Alex Glenn, CEO of Progress Energy, would be attending the March 14 meeting of the Economic Development Council. The Chronicle later reported Glenn did not mention the companys decision to close the nuclear plant, which eliminated or relocated about 600 high-paying jobs. He also didnt bring up the companys lawsuit against Property Appraiser Geoff Greene, nor the Progress 2012 tax payment of $19.3 million about $15 million less than what the county says is owed. However, I was at that meeting and I did speak, publicly, to Alex Glenn. Obviously, I had to do so off the cuff and without prepared notes. Being afforded the opportunity to directly address Progress Energys senior executive was just too good to miss. The thrust of my comments were to inform Mr. Glenn the general tax-paying public of this county had no enthusiasm for protracted, and extremely expensive, litigation. I suggested, strongly I hope, that all parties involved needed to demonstrate a willingness to settle before squandering, literally, millions of dollars on high-priced attorney fees. The problem with the overtly litigious society in which we live is litigation is not the negotiating mechanism of last resort. It is too often the first, and only, option considered. Fueled by law practitioners whose major interest is their bank accounts; or, if not their bank accounts, then their egos. After the EDC meeting, I spoke with a senior EDC member whose opinion was the county should make it their No. 1 priority to exclusively focus on a resolution to this issue. Given a judges ruling (March 14) that neither the county, nor the school district, have standing to intervene in this litigation makes it imperative we find an answer which satisfies all parties to some degree. And to some degree explicitly requires give and take. Chris Lloyd Lecanto C ut by cut, the forced budget reductions known as the sequester are beginning to affect millions of Americans. Head Start education programs for low-income students are being slashed. So are medical services for 2 million American Indians living on reservations and in Alaska. The U.S. Army is suspending tuition assistance for soldiers hoping to enroll in classes, while scholarship funds have been curtailed for children of troops who were killed in combat. Cutbacks at U.S. Customs and Border Protection are causing long waits and security concerns at Miami International Airport. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture will furlough 6,200 food inspectors for 11 days this summer, which the agency says will create an $8 billion delay in meat exports. Still, not everyone who depends on the federal government is suffering in these austere times. According to the Wall Street Journal the USDA is on the verge of purchasing 400,000 tons of sugar in a massive bailout of domestic sugar processors. The move would cost taxpayers $80 million. Its the sweetest of deals for the big companies that grow cane and beets. For years, the government has guaranteed an artificially high price for American sugar, undercutting foreign competitors and inflating consumer prices for everything from soft drinks to breakfast cereal. Last year, sugar processors under the price-support program borrowed $862 million from the USDA. Loans were secured with 2 million tons of sugar expected to be harvested. And the harvest was very good. Too good, apparently. The market got flooded. Between February 2012 and February 2013, the price of beet sugar fell from 51 cents a pound to 28.50 cents. Raw cane dropped from 33.57 cents to 20.72 cents. Consequently, the governments loans to processors are in danger of default. To avoid that, the USDA would take all the sugar and sell it at a discount rate to producers of ethanol, whod mix it with the corn from which that fuel is distilled. The transaction would result in Uncle Sam losing 10 cents on every pound of sugar sold, which adds up to an $80 million hit on 400,000 tons of product. What a brilliant system. The major beneficiaries of this bailout would be cane growers in Florida and beet operations in Minnesota, Michigan and North Dakota. Big sugar has outsized political clout in Washington, as evidenced by the silence of so-called fiscal conservatives. Heavy campaign contributions are spread among Democrats and Republicans alike. Barack Obama took money from the sugar industry, as did Mitt Romney. Hefty donations went to both of Floridas senators, Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. Every time somebody in Congress tries to kill the sugar subsidy, the measure gets voted down by some of the same lawmakers who love to rail against public spending on welfare benefits, health care and education. In Florida, the bitter taste of the sugar subsidy goes back decades. The program helped to make multimillionaires out of people who prolifically polluted the Everglades, and who for years fought all efforts to make them clean up their waste water. (One of the states largest cane producers, U.S. Sugar, said earlier this month it has no outstanding USDA loans. The government hasnt provided a list of the sugar companies that would gain from the bailout.) Those who defend big sugar say price supports dont really cost taxpayers anything except, of course, when the price of sugar dives. And, not that Americans need an incentive to buy more Snickers bars or guzzle more Mountain Dew, but subsidies jack up consumer costs by $3.5 billion annually, according to a study by Iowa State University. Remember all the feigned outrage on conservative talk radio when the government bailed out the auto industry? At least we taxpayers werent forced to buy up all those acres of unsold Hummers. Incidentally, American car makers dont have the advantage of being shielded from foreign manufacturers such as Toyota or Honda. If youre in the sugar business in this country, you can depend on politicians to restrict imports and guarantee a set price for your crop the antithesis of free-market competition. Its not a one-time shot, either. Its an ongoing gush of entitlement. While were cutting scholarships for the children of dead war heroes. Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Write him at 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132. Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding. Andr Gide, Journals 1920 Socialized sugar? Drink up 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 DONT STOP NOW While we bicker muck gets thicker K ings Bay hasnt been this clear in decades. Through the efforts of local Rotarian Art Jones One Rake at a Time project, hundreds of tons of invasive lyngbya have been removed from the floors of local waterways in little more than a year, uncovering forgotten spring vents, clarifying longmurky waters and restoring the habitat previously inhospitable to local flora and the fauna namely manatees they attract. After decades of bureaucratic bickering, one mans efforts and energy managed to rally hundreds of volunteers, municipalities and legislators alike to a common cause and, more importantly, to action. But the bickering is back. In February, Jones announced the implementation of a custom-built mechanized lyngbya harvester designed to remove mats of the gray gunk en masse and speed restoration efforts otherwise hampered by the need for hundreds of hands and the slowness with which they work. It has not gone unnoticed. Citing waters silt-strewn by the harvesters unbinding of lynbya from the bay bed, Save the Manatee Club Executive Director Patrick Rose recently expressed concerns about the forcefulness of the extraction efforts. Others have expressed concern the harvester may be damaging the ecosystems it is attempting to revive, uprooting native plant life along with the noxious algae. As a gesture of good faith, Jones halted the cleanup efforts March 15 at Roses request pending the outcome of a Thursday meeting during which interested parties local, state and federal will discuss the best way to proceed. We commend Jones magnanimity, and we understand Roses concerns: The harvester is a new piece of equipment, and while we are journalists, not scientists, it is clear even to us it would be foolish to damage waterways in pursuit of restoration. That said, we urge all involved to meet in the pursuit of progress. At present, we have a collection of organizations ostensibly united in purpose and a bay that is not getting any cleaner. The outpouring of support for the One Rake at a Time project has been unprecedented and unanimous. From Crystal River to Tallahassee, people are energized. In dozens of letters, readers who live on and near our waterways have praised the cleanup efforts and the volunteers putting sweat equity into a cause they believe in. They like what they see. Do not lose sight of that. THE ISSUE: Dispute over lyngbya harvester brings bay cleanup to a halt.OUR OPINION: The muck wont wait. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTER to the Editor Consolidate cities into county I see where the two cities of Crystal River and Inverness have gotten together in the name of an exchange of ideas. I suggest maybe they get together with the county officials and consider consolidation. Theres no reason for duplicity in government of two small towns like Crystal River and Inverness. I would strongly urge those in charge to get together and consider consolidation of citycounty in every respect. It works elsewhere. Why shouldnt it work here?Magnifying glass call This is to the person whos looking for a magnifying glass. Please call me at 352-6344359. Red-light tickets get booted The red-light cameras are illegal completely. My buddy got one. We researched it and the legalities of it. Went to court, the judge says, How do you plead? He said, Not guilty, I cannot be placed at the scene of the crime. Judge threw it out. We went and sat at the back of the court and everybody saw what happened. Every single case was thrown out. They do not want it to go to court and challenge it even being there. I dont know what the legal word for that would be, but it is illegal. You have the right to face your accuser in court and you cannot do that with a camera. It is illegal completely and totally. Why doesnt Charlie Dean go after that?Action, not good intentions needed Good intentions without a plan. It was spot on that theres no plan to attract new manufacturing business, just good intentions. Was it a good intention to say we will freeze hiring, yet as of Jan. 1, 11 full-time positions have been advertised? Is there no plan to stop, reorganize and work smarter? How about outsourcing? Was it good intention to announce a freeze on vehicle purchases with no plan to double up workers and vehicles to get work done faster or review county vehicle use by other departments and moving cars where needed? Taxpayers cant afford good intentions. We need action to back up what is intended. 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. 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Arab League summit showcases wealthy country Associated PressDOHA, Qatar Qatars emir looked over an assembly of Arab leaders Tuesday as both cordial host and impatient taskmaster. His welcoming remarks to kings, sheiks and presidents across the Arab world quickly shifted to Qatars priorities: Rallying greater support for Syrian rebels and helping Palestinians with efforts such as a newly proposed $1 billion fund to protect Jerusalems Arab heritage. No one seemed surprised at the paternal tone or the latest bigmoney initiative. In a matter of a few years, hyper-wealthy Qatar has increasingly staked out a leadership role once held by Egypt and helped redefine how Arab states measure influence and ambition. Little more than a spot to sink oil and gas wells a generation ago, Qatar is now a key player in nearly every Middle Eastern shakeout since the Arab Spring, using checkbook diplomacy in settings as diverse as Syrias civil war, Italian artisan workshops struggling with the euro financial crisis, and the soccer pitches in France as owners of the Paris Saint-Germain team. As hosts of an Arab League summit this week, Qatar gets another chance to showcase its swagger. With power, however, come tensions. Qatar has been portrayed as an arrogant wunderkind in places such as Iraq and Lebanon where some factions object to its rising stature, and Qatars growing independent streak in policy-making has raised concerns among its Gulf Arab partners. It also faces questions as do other Gulf nations and Western allies over support for some Arab Spring uprisings while remaining loyal to the embattled monarchy in neighboring Bahrain. The adage that money buys influence could very well be the motto of Qatar, said Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, a professor of regional politics at Emirates University outside Abu Dhabi. But it goes beyond that. Qatar also has learned the value of being flexible and, at the same time, thinking big. Its hard these days to find a point on the Mideast map without some link back to Qatar. In recent years, Qatar mediated disputes among Lebanese factions and prodded Sudans government into peace talks with rebels in the Darfur region. Qatars rulers even broke ranks with Gulf partners and allowed an Israeli trade office almost a de facto diplomatic post before it was closed in early 2009 in protest of Israeli attacks on Gaza. And Doha has been atop the Arab media pecking order as headquarters of the pan-Arab network AlJazeera, which was founded with Qatari government money in 1996 and is now expanding its Englishspeaking empire into the United States. But it was the Arab Spring that opened the way for Qatar to stake out an even bigger role in regional affairs, filling the vacuum for regional powerhouse Egypt as that country was mired in turmoil after the revolution that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. Qatar was among the few Arab states offering active military assistance to NATO-led attacks against Moammar Gadhafis regime in Libya and, at the same time, was a key arms-and-money pipeline for Libyan rebels. In Egypt, Mubaraks fall offered Qatars rapid-reaction outreach a head start over other Gulf states because of its longstanding ties with the now-governing Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who attended the Doha summit, has turned to Qatar to help prop up the countrys stumbling economy. We expect that financial pledges will be respected, Morsi said in a message to Qatar and other Arab countries that have promised money for Egypt. Almost nothing happens in the Syrian opposition without a voice from Qatar, which has played matchmaker for a broader political coalition against Syrian President Bashar Assad and leads appeals to provide rebel fighters more heavy weapons in attempts to turn the tide in the 2-year-old civil war. On Tuesday, Qatar led the official transfer of Syrias Arab League seat from the Assad government to the opposition Syrian National Coalition. The New York Timesreported Monday the CIA has helped Turkey and Arab governments, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to sharply increase military aid to Syrias opposition in recent months with secret airlifts or arms and equipment. The Associated Press also reported, citing American officials and others, that the U.S. is training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan in a bid to stem the influence of Islamist radicals in the splintered Syrian opposition. To view Qatars rise as purely a triumph of extreme wealth gives an incomplete picture, analysts say. True, Qatars pockets are deep. The most recent budget surplus swelled to $26 billion and Qatar has one of the worlds most well-heeled sovereign wealth funds whose acquisitions include stakes in luxury brands such as Tiffany and the Valentino fashion house as well as David Beckhams new club, Paris Saint-Germain. But Qatar represents a shift in Arab clout toward a new style: A country squarely in the Westernleaning camp, but far more willing to embark on policies and plans that could ruffle the U.S. Qatar believes it doesnt have to wait for others to try to shape the direction and conversation in the region, said Theodore Karasik, a security and political affairs analyst at the Dubai-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis. That kind of confidence opens up all kinds of new political equations. A clear example was a centerpiece of the Arab League summit welcoming address by Qatars ruler, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who pledged $250 million toward a proposed $1 billion fund to defend the Arab identity and history of Jerusalem against an expanding Israeli presence in traditional Arab districts. The Palestinian, Arab and Muslim rights in Jerusalem are not negotiable, and Israel must realize this, the emir said after telling other Arab states it is their responsibility to kick in another $750 million. Such Qatar-led initiatives are likely to deepen its influence among Palestinians and, indirectly, appear to further challenge Washington as the main outside policy-shaper in Israel-Palestinian disputes. D INAC APPIELLO Associated PressWASHINGTON More than half of the countrys rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a new nationwide survey released Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency sampled nearly 2,000 locations in 2008 and 2009 from rivers as large as the Mississippi River to streams small enough for wading. The study found more than 55 percent of them in poor condition, 23 percent in fair shape, and 21 percent in good biological health. The most widespread problem was high levels of nutrient pollution, caused by phosphorus and nitrogen washing into rivers and streams from farms, cities and sewers. High levels of phosphorus a common ingredient in detergents and fertilizers were found in 40 percent of rivers and streams. Another problem detected was development. Land clearing and building along waterways increases erosion and flooding, and allows more pollutants to enter waters. This new science shows that Americas streams and rivers are under significant pressure, said Nancy Stoner, acting assistant administrator of EPAs water office. We must continue to invest in protecting and restoring our nations streams and rivers as they are vital sources of our drinking water, provide many recreational opportunities, and play a critical role in the economy. Conditions are worse in the East, the report found. More than 70 percent of streams and rivers from the Texas coast to the New Jersey coast are in poor shape. Streams and rivers are healthiest in Western mountain areas, where only 26 percent were classified as in poor condition. The EPA also found some potential risks for human health. In 9 percent of rivers and streams, bacteria exceeded thresholds protective of human health. And mercury, which is toxic, was found in fish tissue along 13,000 miles of streams at levels exceeding health-based standards. Mercury, which is naturally occurring, also can enter the environment from coal-burning power plants and from burning hazardous wastes. 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Associated PressREYNOSA, Mexico Heavy gunfire echoed along the main thoroughfare and across several neighborhoods in a firefight lasting for hours and leaving perforated and burned vehicles scattered across the border city. Social media exploded with reports of dozens dead. Witnesses saw at least 12. But the hours of intense gun battles in Reynosa on March 10 gave way to an official body count the next day of a head-scratching two. The men who handle the citys dead insist the real figure is upward of 35, likely even more than 50. Ask where those bodies are and they avert their eyes and shift in their seats. Cartel members, they say, are retrieving and burying their own casualties. Physically, there are no bodies, said Ramon Martinez, director of Funerales San Jose in Reynosa, who put the toll between 40 and 50. Its very delicate. If Reynosa is an example, even the government cant count how many are dying from drug violence. The Felipe Calderon government stopped counting in September 2011. Since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office Dec. 1, the government has issued monthly statistics, saying that January killings were down slightly from December, and that February saw the lowest number of killings in 40 months without providing numbers for the other 39 months. Even officials have trouble settling on a figure. In April, the mayor of a town in Sinaloa state told news media that at least 40 people had died in shootouts between armed men and soldiers. State police later said seven. Local news media said 13. Mexico Citys Reformanewspaper is keeping its own count. It says the killings in Pena Nietos first 100 days exceed those in the first 100 days of his predecessor, who intensified the countrys assault on organized crime. Secret Service head a woman WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agencys first female director. Pierson, a 30year veteran of the agency, currently is its chief of staff. Obama announced Piersons nomination Tuesday in a statement. He said she has had an exemplary career and is eminently qualified to lead the agency, which recently has been marred by scandal. Pierson does not need to be confirmed by the Senate. ND governor OKs abortion banBISMARCK, N.D. Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation Tuesday making North Dakota the nations most restrictive state on abortion rights, banning the procedure if a fetal heartbeat can be detected something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The Republican governor also signed into law another measure making North Dakota the first to ban abortions based on genetic defects such as Down syndrome, and a measure requiring a doctor who performs abortions to be a physician with hospitaladmitting privileges. The measures, which take effect Aug. 1, are fueled in part by an attempt to close the states sole abortion clinic in Fargo. Dalrymple, in a statement, said the so-called fetal heartbeat bill is a direct challenge to the U.S. Supreme Courts 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion up until a fetus is considered viable, usually at 22 to 24 weeks. Abortion-rights advocates have promised a legal fight they say will be long, costly and unwinnable for the state. Three stabbed in Pa. Target store PITTSBURGH A 16year-old Tennessee girl on spring break was stabbed Monday inside a downtown Target store in Pittsburgh while she was being used as a shield by a homeless man who was fleeing other people, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said. Doctors expected Allison Meadows to make a full recovery from a collapsed lung and other wounds. The girl was visiting Pittsburgh with her family during her spring break. Police said Leon Raymond Walls, 41, ran into the store wielding a knife about 5:30 p.m. Monday after a fight nearby. Richard said Walls grabbed Meadows as she stood in the checkout lanes with family members and then used her as a shield; he stabbed her and two men who were chasing him, authorities said. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A12 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Holi day Associated Press A boy dances near a bonfire Tuesday to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, India. Holi marks the arrival of spring. Austrian pileup claims 100 cars VIENNA A fire department official said up to 100 vehicles have collided on a snow-slicked stretch of an Austrian highway, leaving one person dead. Franz Resperger of the Lower Austrian fire department said the accident occurred late Tuesday about 40 miles west of Vienna. The string of damaged vehicles stretched more than a mile. State broadcaster ORF said crews from six regional fire departments were at the scene, along with several ambulances and an emergency services helicopter. Several people were injured in the pileup. Inmates escape Libyan prison TRIPOLI, Libya A Libyan security official said nearly 50 inmates have fled a prison in an oasis city in the countrys southern desert, and authorities shot one dead during the escape. The security official said the inmates broke out of the prison in Sabha early Tuesday. He said prison guards fired warning shots to stop them, which resulted in the death of one. Two others were injured. The official said prisoners were rioting against what they said were bad prison conditions, setting fire to their cells and breaking up doors. African Republic hospitals looted BANGUI, Central African Republic Aid groups and the international community Tuesday condemned widespread looting in Central African Republics capital, saying even hospitals had been robbed in the aftermath of a weekend coup that ousted the president of a decade. Efforts to restore order to Bangui, a city of 700,000, came as a rebel leader declared himself the new president and announced he would stay in power for three years. Continuing violence in Central African Republic was preventing critically wounded patients from getting the help they needed, said the French medical aid group, Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders. More than 1,000 armed rebels from the alliance known as Seleka attacked the capital Saturday, forcing longtime President Francois Bozize into exile in neighboring Cameroon. The fierce fighting left at least 13 South African soldiers dead and an untold number of civilian casualties. World BRIEFS From wire reports Julia Pierson appointed head of Secret Service. SOURCE: ESRI AP CONGO REP. OF CONGO CAM. UGA. TANZ. SUDAN C.A.R. SOUTH SUDAN Bangui Rebels overthrow the president, who flees country. 300 mi 300 km Dead disappear Associated Press Mexican soldiers patrol the streets of Reynosa on March 17, 2009, on Mexicos northeastern border with the United States. On March 10, 2013, heavy gunfire echoed along the main thoroughfare and across several neighborhoods in a firefight that lasted for hours, leaving perforated and burned vehicles scattered across the border city. Social media exploded with reports of dozens dead. Witnesses saw at least 12, but an official count showed only two deaths. Mexicos drug war death tolls a guess without bodies Study: Health overhaul to raise claims costs Associated PressWASHINGTON Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obamas overhaul, the nations leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated. Thats likely to increase premiums for at least some Americans buying individual plans. The report by the Society of Actuaries could turn into a big headache for the Obama administration at a time when many parts of the country remain skeptical about the Affordable Care Act. While some states will see medical claims costs per person decline, the report concluded the overwhelming majority will see double-digit increases in their individual health insurance markets, where people purchase coverage directly from insurers. The disparities are striking. By 2017, the estimated increase would be 62 percent for California, about 80 percent for Ohio, more than 20 percent for Florida and 67 percent for Maryland. Much of the reason for the higher claims costs is that sicker people are expected to join the pool, the report said. The report did not make similar estimates for employer plans, the mainstay for workers and their families. Thats because the primary impact of Obamas law is on people who dont have coverage through their jobs. The administration questions the design of the study, saying it focused only on one piece of the puzzle and ignored cost relief strategies in the law such as tax credits to help people afford premiums and special payments to insurers who attract an outsize share of the sick. The study also doesnt take into account the potential price-cutting effect of competition in new state insurance markets that will go live on Oct. 1, administration officials said. At a White House briefing on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said some of what passes for health insurance today is so skimpy it cant be compared to the comprehensive coverage available under the law. Some of these folks have very high catastrophic plans that dont pay for anything unless you get hit by a bus, she said. Theyre really mortgage protection, not health insurance. A prominent national expert, recently retired Medicare chief actuary Rick Foster, said the report does a credible job of estimating potential enrollment and costs under the law, without trying to tilt the answers in any particular direction. Court mulls gay marriage Supremes might sidestep major ruling Associated PressWASHINGTON The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether Americas gays and lesbians have a right to marry. The courts first major examination of gay rights in 10 years continues Wednesday, when the justices will consider the federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of benefits afforded straight married people. The issue before the court Tuesday was more fundamental: Does the Constitution require that people be allowed to marry whom they choose, regardless of either partners gender? The fact that the question was in front of the Supreme Court at all was startling, given that no state recognized same-sex unions before 2003 and 40 states still dont allow them. There is no questioning the emotions the issue stirs. Demonstrators on both sides crowded the grounds outside the court, waving signs, sometimes chanting their feelings. Inside, a skeptical Justice Samuel Alito cautioned against a broad ruling in favor of gay marriage precisely because the issue is so new. You want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cellphones or the Internet? I mean, we do not have the ability to see the future, Alito said. Indeed, it was clear from the start of the 80-minute argument in a packed courtroom that the justices, including some liberals who seemed open to gay marriage, had doubts about whether they should even be hearing the challenge to Californias Proposition 8, the states voter-approved gay marriage ban. Justice Anthony Ken nedy, the potentially decisive vote on a closely divided court, suggested the justices could dismiss the case with no ruling at all. Such an outcome would almost certainly allow gay marriages to resume in California, but would have no impact elsewhere. Leon Walls facing charges in stabbings. Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed abortion ban Tuesday. Associated Press This artist rendering shows attorney Charles J. Cooper, right, addressing the Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington as the court heard arguments on Californias ban on same-sex marriage.


Golf/ B2 NCAA basketball/ B3 Scoreboard/B4 Tennis/B4 Baseball, hockey/ B5 Basketball/ B5 Entertainment/ B6 Blue Hens stun UNC in womens tourney. / B3 S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE P icking just three finalists for the Chronicles Girls Weightlifter of the Year award was not easy, and if you dont believe me, read some of the accomplishments of the female athletes on the AllChronicle team to the right. But its not only how you start the season its how you finish. Citrus lifters Aaron McIntyre, Hannah Evans and Sam Kanawall each performed at their peak or even heightened it in the most important meets of the season. Also each, pound for pound, were the strongest competitors in the county en route to state meet berths and helping keep the Hurricanes team atop the county for yet another year. Citrus sophomore Kanawall placed sixth at the FHSAA Class 2A state championship meet, the only county lifter to do so in the 199-pound weight class. McIntrye, a senior, and Evans, a junior, each won individual county crowns and came in first in the Hurricanes sectional qualifier meet on their way to earning state meet berths. The winner will be announced at the Chronicle sports banquet, which is currently being planned for after our local high school graduations in May. Full details will be released soon. Jon-Michael Soracchi is the Chronicle sports editor. He can be emailed at jmsoracchi@chronicleonline.com or reached at 352-564-2928. Hannah Evans, Citrus junior Aaron McIntyre, Citrus senior Sam Kanawall, Citrus sophomore Ladies of lifting Girls Weightlifter of the Year finalists AND ALL-CHRONICLE TEAM Three Hurricanes athletes compete for Girls Weightlifter of the Year AllChroniclegirls weightlifting team 101 pounds Cheyenne Atkins, Lecanto sophomoreThe Panther was the Citrus County champion at her weight class in 2012-13. 110 pounds Emily Laga, Crystal River seniorThe only person in this weight class to advance to the FHSAA state meet, the Pirate took 18th place at the Class 1A finals after coming in third in the sectional qualifier.119 pounds Ashley Nichols, Citrus seniorA state qualifier and county champion in her class, the Hurricane came in 13th overall in the FHSAA finals. She also finished first at Keystone Heights and second in the sectional meet. 129 pounds Aaron McIntyre, Citrus seniorThe Hurricane easily outdistanced her opponents en route to a county title while also earning a berth to the Class 2A state meet. She also finished first at sectional meet and second at Keystone Heights meet. 139 pounds Breanna Johnson, Lecanto junior The Panther was the class of Citrus County in her division, winning a county championship by 20 pounds. 154 pounds Hannah Evans, Citrus juniorAnother Hurricane to win an individual county championship, Evans also advanced out of the sectional qualifier to the state meet. Came in first at sectional meet and second in Keystone Heights Invitational. 169 pounds Madison Farrior, Crystal River seniorWon the county championship in this weight class but qualified for the Class 1A state meet at 154 pounds after coming in third in the sectional qualifier.183 pounds Anna Venero, Citrus juniorThe Hurricane won an individual county champion and also qualified for the FHSAA state championship meet. Won the sectional meet and also came in first at the Keystone Heights Invitational. 199 pounds Samantha Kanawall, Citrus sophomoreThe Hurricane came in sixth in the Class 2A state final to win a medal, the only lifter in the county to do so. Also easily won a county title at the same weight class, while coming in second in the sectional qualifier and the Keystone Heights meet. Unlimited Mackenzie Abrams, Lecanto junior A first-year lifter, the Panther won an individual Citrus County Championship in her weight class. Compiled by Jon-Michael Soracchi Jon-Michael Soracchi ON POINT Sunshine State gleaming in NCAA spotlight Football-crazy Florida focused on basketball Associated PressGAINESVILLE March Madness in the Sunshine State has long meant little to most people in Florida. Sure, the Florida Gators have been an NCAA tournament staple during coach Billy Donovans tenure, which includes back-to-back national championships (2006-07). Everywhere else in the football-frenzied state, though, the closest fans usually get to college basketballs biggest stage is taking part in office pools and watching bracket-busting games on television. Oh, have things changed this week. With second-seeded Miami, thirdseeded Florida and darling Florida Gulf Coast advancing in the NCAA tournament, basketball has taken center stage all across the peninsula. Throw in the Miami Heats 27game winning streak, six shy of tying the NBA record set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, and hoops is the hottest thing going in Florida. Spring football? Not now. Baseball spring training? Please. Even the beautiful beaches cant compete with whats happening on the hardwood. This time of year, so many people are captivated by the NCAA tournament, Donovan said Tuesday. Certainly, when you have three teams from the state of Florida still playing in the NCAA tournament and in the Sweet 16, I think its certainly going to draw a lot of attention to basketball. Its certainly a change, too. Not only does Florida have three schools in the round of 16 for the first time, each program reached milestones in this NCAA tournament. Miami, the No. 2 seed in the East Regional, earned its highest seeding in school history and made it to the round of 16 for the first time since 2000 and second time since joining Division I in 1985. The Hurricanes face thirdseeded Marquette on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Florida, the No. 3 seed in the South Regional, advanced to round of 16 for the third consecutive year the first time thats happened in the programs 18 tournament appearances. The Gators play streaking Florida Gulf Coast on Friday night in Arlington, Texas. And theres little left to say about Florida Gulf Coast, which became the first 15 seed to advance to the round of 16 in tournament history. The Eagles knocked off Georgetown and San Diego State in Philadelphia over the weekend to make history, capturing fans along the way with their up-tempo offense, alley-oop passes and high-flying dunks. When FGCU players returned to class Monday, they were greeted by applause. Later that night, about 4,000 fans attended a pep rally inside the schools arena to celebrate the programs See SUNSHINE / Page B4 No penalties from Fontana race Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. NASCAR wont penalize Tony Stewart for scuffling with Joey Logano on pit road at California and saw nothing to indicate Logano or Denny Hamlin were trying to intentionally wreck each other as they raced for the win. In addition, NASCAR officials have given no thought to policing blocking, which is what Logano did to Stewart on the final restart to trigger the post-race confrontation. There are no conversations internally inside of NASCAR to look at blocking as a violation or a penalty as some other forms of motorsports do, Sprint Cup Series director John Darby said Tuesday. As good as the racing has been, as exciting as its been, I dont know that we need to jump in See NASCAR / Page B4 Canes move to 2-0 at Big Sun K EITH C HARTRAND CorrespondentOCALA The Citrus Hurricanes jumped on Carrollwood Day pitcher Dom Sicardo in the second and third innings Tuesday en route to a 7-4 win on day two of the Big Sun Challenge in Ocala. Just like Monday night against host Vanguard, Citrus used two-out rallies to position itself to win. The entire Hurricane lineup got to the plate in the second. After Sicardo retired the first two batters of the inning, Wesley Bradshaw singled to right field. Chad Dawson then mustered a walk after down 0-2 in the count. Hurricane leadoff hitter Kyle Tobin also walked to load the bases. The Bogart brothers Austin and Cody hit back-to-back RBI singles for a 2-0 Citrus lead. With the bases still loaded, Sicardo walked the third batter of the inning, Brook Brasher, handing the Hurricanes a 3-0 lead. Beagan and Wilkinson got their own back-to-back singles to lead off the third inning. With Bradshaw and Dawson retired, Citrus again used their two-out magic. Tobin roped a two-run double, expanding Citrus lead to 5-0. I liked the way we started the game hitting the ball, Citrus head coach Brady Bogart said. Tobins big hit with two outs after having (runners on) second and third (with) no outs That was a big hit right there at that part of the game. Getting the double and two RBI to bust it open felt really good, Tobin said. Citrus starting pitcher Alex Atkinson was fortunate to have the five-run cushion. In the bottom of the third, the Hurricanes committed two errors which led to three Patriot runs (one unearned). With a 5-3 lead, Citrus added one in the fifth and one in the sixth to make it a four-run lead. Beagan reached base on an error, moved to second on a Wilkinson bunt single, stole third base and came around to score on the second Pats error of the inning. Austin Bogart added one more for good measure for the See CITRUS / Page B4 Joey Logano gets out of his car March 22 after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 auto race in Fontana, Calif. NASCAR is not penalizing Tony Stewart for scuffling with Logano on pit road at California, and viewed the crash between Logano and Denny Hamlin as a racing incident. Associated Press Photos by MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle


HOLE-IN-ONE While playing in the Citrus Springs Par 3 Mixed Scramble on March 19, Keith Miller aced the ninth hole which was playing to 140 yards. Witnessing the event were his playing partners, Linda Miller and Nancy Chow and Laurie Goldberg of Toronto, Canada. While playing the Wednesday Point Quota game in Brentwood on March 20, two holesin-one on No. 2 were made in the same group. Congratulations to Anita McCabe and Glenn Connelly. The shots were witnessed by Jennie Diaz, Vickie Howard and B.J. Knowles, Ken Townsend, Harry Engle and Bob OBrien.BRENTWOOD March 19, Brentwood Tuesday Ladies League results. Team Standings First105.5 Glenora Hilton and Dorothy Gratien Second83.5 Cathy Foody and Clarita Parado Third82.5 Penny Magliano and Jane Vandenbergh Individual Standings First46 Glenora Hilton Second45.5 Kay Fitzsimmons Third (Tie)44.5 Dorothy Gratien and Penny Magliano Low Gross42 Dianne Joyner Low Net28 Jeri Meday Game of the Day Fewest Putts (Tie 14 each): Dianne Joyner, Penny Magliano, Gigi Haltom Closest to the pin: No. 2Rozanne Young No. 4Jane Vandenbergh March 20, Wednesday Point Quota Group results. First+11 (MOC) Bob Bouchard, Don Henderson Second+11 Bob Goyette, Wally Schoenfeld Most over quota+8 Dexter Elsemore Closest to the pin: No.2 (Tied)Anita McCabe, Glenn Connelly No. 4Kenny Townsend 50/50 winner: Anita McCabe March 23, Saturday Morning Scramble results. First Bob Staker, Jim Pearson, Andy McKenney Second Irv Rayburn, L.T. Schull, Bob Myers, Nel Lamoreaux Third Bob Anderson, Larry Lietzke, Mike ODonaghue, Gene Pokaluk Closest to the pin: No. 2Larry Lietzke No. 4Bob Anderson March 24, Sunday Morning Scramble results. First Vaughn Thornton, Don Henderson, Jerry Walker, Jan Lassiter Second Kenny McCabe, Chuck Curtis, Dave McLaughlin Third Bob Staker, Ann McLaughlin, Bill Owens, Joe Goyette Closest to the pin: No. 2Vaughn Thornton No. 4Jerry Walker 50/50 winner: Bruce Liston March 25, Monday Morning Mens Group results. First+3 Bob Goyette Second+3 (MOC) Pat Foss Bob Flegel+ 1 Closest to the pin: No. 2Bob Goyette On March 26, the Mens Nine Hole Golf League played at Brentwood C.C. Ed Hildenbrandt34 Chuck Boho36 Geo Patnode38 Tarry Myers38 ONG winners: Vern Bishop; Ed Hildenbrandt; Tarry Myers; George Patnode. 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 352746-4800 or email new216@tampa bay.rr.com.CITRUS HILLS On March 20, the Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association On The Oaks Golf Course played Hi Handicap Low Handicap. First-25 Don Morrison, Paul Perregaux, Charlie Haire, Jack Holeman Second24 (MOC) Gene Yanosy, Jack Hammon, Bob Fabrie, Tim Quinn Third-24 (MOC) Rod Pavilionis, Bob Miller, Dick Brown, Lou Pulgrano Fourth-21 (MOC) Jerry Czack, Bob Feldberg, Gene Stillman, Henry Huntsberry Fifth-21 (MOC) Dennis Brugger, Clive Affleck, Mike Rizzio, Ted Hertel WOMEN On March 12 and 19, the Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association participated in a two week net tournament the Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association Cup. The winners by flights were determined by adding the two week net score for each week for the final score. The winners by flight follow. Flight 1 First133 Marti Jones Second137 Jackie Dziekan Third140 Kathy Stefani Flight 2 First128 Barbara Hirnyk Second145 Dorothy Ammerman Third147 Sherry Robertson Flight 3 First130 Jeannette Mazzone Second136 Brenda Benoit Third Place139 (tie) Henny Feldberg Linda Mullen Birdies No. 6Kathy Stefani No. 9Jackie Dziekan No. 14Judy Stone No. 17Sherry Robertson No. 14IvaLee Lawrence No. 14Marti Jones No. 17Kay Close Nos. 13, 16Lily Kim Nos. 11, 12Becky Holland Nos. 12, 13, 17Pat Laskowski Nos. 3, 10, 11Barbara HirnykCITRUS SPRINGS March 19, Mixed Par 3 Scramble at Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club results. First23 Janet Lillvik, Sharon Kundel, John Kundel, Walt Norton Second(MOC) 25 Allison Gattinella, Jean Moody, Rich Frantum, Ed Turschmann Third(MOC) 25 Linda Turschmann, Joan Coleman, RC Coleman, Rick Drohan Fourth(MOC) 25 Nancy Chow, Linda Miller, Keith Miller, Laurie Tiger Goldberg Closest to the pin: No. 3: Women only Janet Lillvik No. 5: All players Ed Turschmann No. 7: Men only Keith Miller MEN On March 19, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 1 best ball on 4s, 2 on 5s and 3 on 3s. First95 Rick Hancock, Walt Norton, Glen Robertson, Leon Smith (blind) Second97 Bill Curry, Don Gonczi, Bob Malloy, Harvey Jenkins Third100 Jerry Feher, Leon Smith, Russ Woodworth, Bob Malloy (blind) Closest to the pin: No. 4Herrin No. 8Harvey Jenkins No. 11Walt Norton No. 14Jerry Feher No. 16Mike Feltner On March 21, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best balls on the front and 3 best balls on the back. First158 Pete Clutter, Walt Norton, Glen Robertson and Russ Woodworth Second161 Mike Feltner, Don Gonczi, Leon Smith, Rocky Marziani Third166 Doug Sirmons, John Lycke, Bob Malloy, Glen Robertson (blind) Closest to the pin: No. 4Harvey Jenkins No. 8Pete Clutter No. 11Carryover No. 14Mike Feltner No. 16Ed Starling WOMEN March 22, Points Quota Chicks with Sticks results. Jan Kominski+7 Lois Bump+6 Helen Kennerly+3 Carole Seifert+3 Patsy Delp+1 Judy Hodgins+1 Amy Thomas+1 Closest to the pin: No. 4June Goyette No. 8Helen Kennerly No. 11June Goyette No. 16Carole Seifert 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 at 352-344-9550.IG&CC On March 19, the Inverness Golf & Country Club Womens Golf Association played Pinehurst. Low Gross Bev Black and Jean Moser Low Net Carole Hubbard and Julie Carpenter Chip-in No. 2Sally StatonLAKESIDE March 21, LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League results. Marj Sibley+4 Irene Nunes+2 Amy Thomas+2 Closest to the pin: No. 2Marlene Friberg No. 8Jean OBrien No.13Jean OBrien No.15Essie McLane LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League meets every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. and is now open to all area ladies. No membership dues are required. Occasional play welcomed. Interested players with GHIN handicaps should call Jan at 352-344-9550.PINE RIDGE On March 20, the women played throw out 4 holes. Babe Zaharais Flight First16 Lisa Wahba Second18 Rainey Hart Third18 Jo Steele Patty Berg Flight First16 Patsy Tessier Second19 Elsie Pierce Third19 Diane Hosack Julie Inkster Flight First17 Jan Raney Second18 Linda Snell Third19 Jean Baker Nancy Lopez Flight First22 Noranne Poirier Second24 Maud Gloddy Third24 Betty Colbourn Closest to the pin: No. 1N. Pourier No. 3M. Ebbert No. 7D. Guindon No. 9P. Tessier No. 6L. Scott Birdies No. 4R. Hart No. 4L. Wahba Chip-ins: No. 4R. Hart No. 4L. Wahba7 RIVERS On March 21, the 7 Rivers Mens Golf Association played an Individual Points Quota tournament. Flight 1 First+10 Paul Collins Second+8 Clayton Jeck Flight 2 First+8 Sam McMeachen Second+6 (tie) Walter Oberti Alex StevensSOUTHERN WOODS On March 30, Southern Woods MGA Presidents Cup First Round Leaders: Flight 1 Carl Pederson76 Ray Schnell76 Larre Barrett78 John Eiler79 Flight 2 Dennis Weeks76 Jim Hackett78 Ed Lynk82 Robert Boal83 Flight 3 Kyle Muzina87 Mike Medland88 Rich Perry90 Mike Kennedy91 Flight 4 Jack Sandlas88 Erv Koch89 Jim Lundsford97 Bill Long98 Phil Runfola98 Dale Vaughn98 Closest to the pin: No. 4Frank Nolan No. 8Bob Chadderton No. 13Jim Hackett No. 17John DoyleTWISTED OAKS March 19, Twisted Oaks Ladies Association played two best balls. First121 June Goyette, Ginny Hearns, May Forsythe, Carol Lanzillo Second124 Marcie Marcus, Doris Luhman, Joan Ruggere, Claire Moran Third126 Mia Husler, Sonia Seward, Fran QuillenB2 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE G OLF 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. 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Golfview Dr., Citrus Springs, FL citrusspringsgolf.com 000EF03 Citrus Springs GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Come And Play The Areas Best Maintained Golf Course Mention this ad while booking your tee times and Play for just $32 before noon and only $24 after 1:00 PM All Day Sat. & Sun Just $27 Offer Expires 4/15/13 Local LEADERS H ole No. 2 on Rolling Oaks is a great par 3 hole that does not seem to be much of a challenge. however, on an average play, its greater than par for most players. The golf hole plays to a maximum yardage of 207 from the elite tees and is relatively level. Most players will use the tees that produce a yardage between 165 to 180 yards. The difficulty is not in the length of the hole but in the contour of the green. The hole is quit deceptive and visually does not look to be very challenging; however, missing the green is the beginning of many challenges on this hole. The green slopes are reminiscent to waves in the ocean, subtle and rolling from front to back, creating three distinct areas throughout the green. There is only one greenside bunker that protects the entire right side of the green and due to its location many players visit this sandy area. Tee shotGolfers must determine the wind direction and how it will affect the flight of the golf ball. Typically you will be confronted with a wind from left to right and slightly in your face. In addition, the distance of a front-hole location versus a back hole location could be as much as 30 yards the difference of possibly three clubs. The green is sloped from back to front with a low area in the middle section on the left side of the green. Rarely will players fly the golf ball over the green; however, if this does occur the contour slopes away from you creating a delicate pitch shot to a green sloping away from you. Tee shots that miss the green to the right will end up in the greenside bunker. Since this bunker is almost three feet below the surface of the green, this will test the players short game, since the slope and grain of the green runs away from you. On the greenThe ideal location on the green is front left, which is the smart play, because you have a reasonable putt to all locations of the green. Left of the green is the best location if you were to miss the green with your tee shot. The green slopes from back to front and from right to left with the flattest part of the green located in the back third of the green. Although this green seems very benign, caution needs to be exercised to avoid the possible three putt. Pros tipThis is the first par three you will encounter on the Rolling Oaks course. Although the length does not suggest it is a difficult hole, the green contours can be somewhat challenging. Avoiding the bunker on the right will give you a great opportunity to make par, which is a reasonable score on this par three. In order to avoid making a mistake, I suggest players aim for the middle of the green (avoiding the temptation of being too aggressive) and making a mistake leading to a bogey or higher. Missing the green short or left will provide you with a reasonable opportunity to still make a par. Making par on this hole will help you gain confidence. Scott Wyckoff is the general manager and PGA golf professional at World Woods Golf Club. He can be reached at swyckoffgolf@ worldwoods.com. Scott Wycoff SHOTS BY SCOTT Special to the Chronicle The second hole at Rolling Oaks may not seem very daunting but can quickly turn into a challenge if not approached carefully. McIlroy texts with Tiger Golfers message each other after ranking change Associated PressHUMBLE, Texas Rory McIlroy sent a text message to Tiger Woods on Tuesday, congratulating him on winning at Bay Hill and taking over the No. 1 world ranking again. Woods responded by telling McIlroy to get going he put it a bit more crudely than that and win this weeks Houston Open. A victory would put McIlroy back at No. 1, a spot he held for 32 weeks before Woods latest win. For now, McIlroy is fine with Woods holding the worlds top ranking, especially with the Masters coming up in two weeks. I didnt think I could go into the Masters under the radar, McIlroy said. I can go in a little bit underneath him. So, in a way, its not a bad thing.


NCAA B ASKETBALLC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 B3 Associated PressNEWARK, Del. Elena Delle Donne scored 33 points in her final home game, and Delaware rallied past foul-plagued North Carolina 78-69 on Tuesday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. The sixth-seeded Blue Hens (32-3) trailed 50-42 with 15:31 left before coming back to extend their school-record winning streak to 27 games and eliminate No. 3 seed North Carolina (29-7). Delaware will next travel to Connecticut to face Kentucky. Delle Donne now has 3,006 points during a sensational career in her home state. Trumae Lucas scored 20 for the Blue Hens and Danielle Parker contributed 14 points and 13 rebounds. Waltiea Rolle scored 23 points for the Tar Heels, but the 6-6 senior was in foul trouble for much of the second half and finally picked up her fifth with 4:08 left. Bridgeport Regional No. 2 Kentucky 84, No. 7 Dayton 70 NEW YORK Adia Mathies rebounded from the worst game of her career to match her career high with 34 points and lead second-seeded Kentucky to an 84-70 win over seventh-seeded Dayton in the second round of the NCAA womens tournament. The Wildcats (29-5) will face Delaware in the semifinals of the Bridgeport Regional on Saturday. Andrea Hoover scored 22 points to lead the Flyers (28-3), who got no closer than eight the rest of the way.Oklahoma City Regional No. 5 Louisville 76, No. 4 Purdue 63LOUISVILLE, Ky. Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville beat Purdue 76-63 and advance to its second NCAA tournament regional semifinal in three years. The Cardinals (26-8) will play either top-seeded Baylor or Florida State on Sunday in Oklahoma City in the programs fourth regional semifinal in the last six years. The fourth-seeded Boilermakers (25-9) snapped a five-game winning streak and now have lost in the second round three straight years. Antonita Slaughter scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half for Louisville. Shoni Schimmel had 14. Sam Ostarello led Purdue with 14 points and 12 rebounds. KK Houser had 10. Norfolk Regional No. 2 Duke 68, No. 7 Oklahoma St. 59 DURHAM, N.C. Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Duke rallied to beat Oklahoma State 68-59 in the second round of the Norfolk Regional. Haley Peters added 15 points and 13 rebounds while Tricia Liston scored eight of her 13 in the final 6-plus minutes and Chloe Wells also finished with 13 for the secondseeded Blue Devils (32-2). Duke trailed by 15 points in the first minute of the second half before outscoring the seventh-seeded Cowgirls 47-23 during the final 19 1/2 minutes to reach the tournaments second weekend for the 15th time in 16 years. Liz Donohoe had 14 points to lead Oklahoma State (22-11).Mondays late games Spokane Regional No. 2 California 82, No. 10 South Florida 78 LUBBOCK, Texas Layshia Clarendon scored 27 points to help California beat South Florida 82-78 in overtime in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Reshanda Gray added 14 points for the second-seeded Golden Bears (30-2), who advanced to the round of 16 for second time in program history and reached 30 victories for the first time. The Bears were up 67-57 before the Bulls went on a 13-3 run culminating in a trio of free throws by Inga Orekhova with under a second remaining that tied it at 70. Andrea Smith scored 24 points and Orekhova added 22 to lead South Florida (22-11), which won its first ever NCAA tournament game Saturday.No. 4 Georgia 65, No. 5 Iowa State 60 SPOKANE, Wash. Shacobia Barbee scored 20 points, including a key 3-pointer with 2:03 left, and No. 4 seed Georgia held off Iowa States furious second-half rally for a 65-60 win in the second round of the NCAA womens tournament. Georgia is back in the round of 16 for the 20th time in school history. Anne Marie Armstrong added 13 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who blew a 14-point lead with 9 minutes remaining then scored 13 of the final 17 points after the fifth-seeded Cyclones took the lead. Anna Prins led Iowa State (24-9) with 23 points. Norfolk Regional No. 6 Nebraska 74, No. 3 Texas A&M 63COLLEGE STATION, Texas Jordan Hooper scored 21 points and Lindsey Moore had 20 points and 10 assists to help Nebraska to a 74-63 win over Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The sixth-seeded Cornhuskers used two big runs in the first half to build the lead and never trailed in the second half. Nebraska (25-8) led by 16 before a 13-4 run pulled the Aggies within 64-57 with less than 3 minutes remaining. Third-seeded Texas A&M (25-10), which won the national title in 2011, was led by Adrienne Pratchers 17 points. No. 12 Kansas 75, No. 4 So. Carolina 69BOULDER, Colo. Senior Monica Engelman scored a career-high 27 points and Kansas became just the second No. 12 seed to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament with a 75-69 upset of fourthseeded South Carolina. Angel Goodrich added 20 points for the Jayhawks (20-13), who joined San Francisco in 1996 as the only No. 12 seeds to follow up a win in the opening round with another in the second. South Carolina (25-8) was denied in its quest for its 26th win, which would have been the programs most since joining the Southeastern Conference in 1991-92. Ashley Bruner and Aleighsa Welch each scored 16 points for the Gamecocks. Associated Press Delaware guards Lauren Carra, from left, Elena Delle Donne, Jaquetta May and Trumae Lucas celebrate Tuesday after winning a second-round game against North Carolina in the womens NCAA tournament in Newark, Del. Delle Donne leads Blue Hens past Tar Heels Larranaga heading back to familiar area Miami coach returns to D.C. in search of Final Four berth Associated PressCORAL GABLES Jim Larranaga left the Washington area for Miami, with hopes of taking another team to the Final Four. To make that plan a reality, hes headed back to Washington. Larranaga and his Hurricanes (29-6) face Marquette (25-8) in the East Regional semifinals Thursday night, a game to be played at the Verizon Center a half-hour drive or so away from his former workplace, George Mason, the school that he led to the Final Four in 2006. And Mason won their regional at, you guessed it, the same arena where the Hurricanes are headed this weekend, where Larranaga cut down the nets seven years ago. Given all that, good karma sure seems like itll be awaiting Miami. Itll definitely help us up there, Miami guard Rion Brown said. What he did for that place was great. He brought it down here. I feel like there will be a lot of people there to support us and support him, and thatd be great. Larranaga has a team thats gaining plenty of notoriety on the court, whether its for the superb (like Shane Larkins play at point guard) or the silly (like Julian Gambles penchant for photo-bombing postgame interviews). The coachs demeanor out on the floor rarely seems to change much, stoic but not cold on the sideline, active but never overly animated. When he leaves the floor, something changes. He takes phantom charges in the locker room. He dives for loose balls to the delight of his players. Hes a yeller and a screamer of encouragement. And his latest viralvideo move came when he channeled Muhammad Ali after Miami beat Illinois in the third round of the NCAAs, lauding his Hurricanes for being fighters. He cant keep doing that, Hurricanes forward Kenny Kadji said of Larranagas physical antics, unable to keep a straight face. Hes got to get treatment. What Larranaga is doing sure seems to be working. The Hurricanes had not made the NCAAs since 2008. Theyre now one victory away from a 30-win season, two wins shy of the Final Four and four triumphs away from winning the whole thing. Larranaga has made it happen at a university thats three years removed from going just 4-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Just like parenting, your passion for being a good father or a good mother means you dont have any minutes, hours or days off. You do it 24-7, 365, every day of your childs life, Larranaga said. And for me and my coaching staff, thats the way we are with our players. There isnt a second of a day that goes by that there isnt something we have to do to help our players with something hes dealing with in his life. There are some similarities between 2006 and 2013, at least as far as Larranaga is concerned. In 2006, George Mason opened the tournament by knocking off Michigan State, a team that Miami defeated this season. In 2006, Mason won its second tournament game over North Carolina, a team Miami beat three times this season, the last of those prompting Tar Heels coach Roy Williams to visit the Hurricanes locker room to deliver personal congratulations. Larranaga guided George Mason to a regional semifinal win over Wichita State, and then the regional title victory over Connecticut, all as a No. 11 seed that many felt did not belong in the tournament. At least this time around, the Canes are a popular pick for the national title. I have such great memories, Larranaga said. We tell the players all the time, you create memories, and theyve created a lot of great memories for themselves. Of course, hes created more than a few more memories for them with his pregame pep talks and postgame celebrations. During the game against Illinois, Larranaga said he decided that the team that was toughest mentally and emotionally would be the one that prevailed. So he urged his team to fight and fight harder, digging deep for every loose ball, every rebound. It was like a heavyweight boxing match, Larranaga said. And as I walked to the locker room, I was trying to think of what I could say to them. All I could think of was fighting and the greatest fighter of all time, in my mind and my generation, was Muhammad Ali. So Larranaga did the Ali Shuffle in the locker room. Quick hands punching the air, quick feet doing a fighters dance. His players leaped from their chairs, in laughter, in amazement, in support, some combination thereof. AP WEST MIDWEST EAST SOUTH Mens Division I Basketball Championship16 Lexington San Jose Auburn Hills Philadelphia Salt Lake Kansas City Salt Lake Dayton Austin Lexington San Jose Dayton Philadelphia Austin Auburn Hills Kansas City 16 11 11 16 LIU-Brooklyn 55 16 James Madison 68 13 Boise State 71 13 La Salle 80 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 1 16 9 13 11 14 8 4 12 5 6 3 10 7 15 2 Louisville 79 NC A&T 48 Colorado St. 84 Missouri 72 Oklahoma St. 55 Oregon 68 Saint Louis 64 St. Louis 57 Oregon 74 N.M. State 44 Memphis 54 Memphis 48 St. Marys 52 Michigan St. 65 Mich. St. 70 Valparaiso 54 Creighton 67 Creighton 32 Cincinnati 63 Duke 73 Duke 43 Albany 61 Gonzaga 64 Southern 58 Pittsburgh 55 Wichita St. 73 Wichita St. 76 Wichita St. Gonzaga 70 Kansas St. 61 Wisconsin 46 Ole Miss 57 Ole Miss 74 La Salle 63 La Salle 76 Arizona 81 Belmont 64 New Mexico 62 Harvard 68 Notre Dame 58 Iowa State 76 Ohio State 95 Iona 70 Kansas 64 Western Ky. 57 N. Carolina 78 Villanova 71 VCU 88 Akron 42 Michigan 71 S. Dakota St. 56 UCLA 63 Minnesota 83 Florida 79 NW State 47 San Diego St. 70 Oklahoma 55 Georgetown 68 FGCU 78 Indiana 83 James Madison 62 N.C. State 72 Temple 76 Temple 52 Syracuse 66 Syracuse Indiana 58 Indiana Syracuse 81 UNLV 61 California 64 Montana 34 Butler 68 Butler 72 Bucknell 56 Marquette 59 Marquette 74 Marquette Davidson 58 Illinois 57 Colorado 49 Miami 78 Miami 63 Pacific 49 N.C. A&T 73 Liberty 72 Middle Tenn. 54 St. Marys 67 Colo. St. 56 Arizona 74 California 60 VCU 53 Michigan 78 Harvard 51 Iowa State 75 Ohio State 78 Ohio State S.D. St. 71 FGCU 81 FGCU Minnesota 64 Florida 78 Florida Kansas 70 Kansas UNC 58 Illinois 59 Arizona Mich. St. Michigan Oregon La Salle Duke Miami April 6 Final Four Atlanta First Round March 19-20 Second Round March 21-22 Second Round March 21-22 Third Round March 23-24 Third Round March 23-24 Sweet 16 March 28-29 Sweet 16 March 28-29 Elite Eight March 30-31 Elite Eight March 30-31 Dayton, Ohio National Championship April 8 IndianapolisNorth Texas Los AngelesWashington, D.C.Louisville 82 Louisville Jim Larranaga Johnson has knee surgeryCORAL GABLES Miami center Reggie Johnson had surgery Tuesday to repair a minor meniscus issue, said a person familiar with the situation. Johnson did not accompany the Hurricanes to Washington on Tuesday night, though could play in the Final Four. Miami (29-6) plays Marquette (25-8) on Thursday in the East Regional semifinals. Johnson has appeared in 26 games for Miami this season, starting nine. The 6-foot10, 292-pound senior is averaging 6.7 points and 4.8 rebounds for Miami. Johnson has not been a regular starter for Miami since mid-December.From wire reports


Hurricanes in the sixth off relief pitcher Anthony Antolino. The freshman crushed a home run that easily cleared the leftfield fence, despite being hit into the teeth of a stiff wind. It was a 7-3 Citrus lead. I told myself I was hitting fastball and the first good fastball was the second pitch, Austin Bogart said. I got the bat head out and hit it pretty good. For him to get a hold of that in this wind is pretty impressive, Brady Bogart said. He sliced it pretty good. Bogarts blast didnt get the Hurricanes completely out of the woods. In the home half of the sixth Atkinson put the first three Patriot batters aboard. Brasher came in from right field to try and get out of basesloaded, no-out jam. The lanky sophomore faced the minimum three batters. After striking out Colin Campbell, Alex Gionis hit a sacrifice fly to center to make 7-4. Brasher got a ground ball to end the inning. Atkinson got the win and Brasher the save. The duo combined to give up four runs on only three hits. Citrus (9-6), 2-0 in the tournament, is the only undefeated team on their side of the bracket. Carrollwood Day, Vanguard and Panama City Arnold all have lost at least one game. That guarantees the Hurricanes a game on Thursday, possibly an appearance in the championship game. Rutherford, out of Panama City, is 2-0 on the other side of the bracket. the middle and screw it up. Stewart parked his car near Loganos and angrily approached him after Sundays race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. There was some shoving, but crew members intervened before any punches landed. Logano threw a water bottle at Stewart. Darby said the incident didnt escalate to a level where NASCAR had to take action. A few years ago we backed away from micromanaging drivers emotions, you would hope in todays world that if somebody didnt win a race, they would be upset about it, Darby said. I dont know that weve actually got a rule book that describes every push in the chest or kick in the shin. If two guys get into a helluva fight, were going to have to react. But a couple of guys blowing off some steam and slapping at the air is not going to get anybody in a whole lot of trouble. As for the last-lap crash between Logano and Hamlin, Darby said NASCAR viewed it as a racing incident. The two former teammates have feuded since the closing laps of the season-opening Daytona 500 and it escalated after contact from Hamlin sent Logano spinning into the wall two races ago at Bristol. Logano angrily confronted Hamlin after the race before being pulled away by crew members. The two moved their feud to Twitter for at least the second time this season and then came Sundays race. They were racing side-by-side on the last lap for the win when they banged into each other. Both cars spun and Hamlins hit headon into an inside wall not protected with energy-absorbing SAFER barriers. He spent Sunday night in a Southern California hospital, where he was diagnosed with an L1 compression fracture in his lower back. He was back in North Carolina on Tuesday, scheduled to be evaluated later this week by Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates. accomplishment. Can the run really continue? We think we can compete with them, coach Andy Enfield said. If we play well, well have a chance to win the game. Donovan agrees, saying FGCU shouldnt be considered Cinderella at this point. The country may give a team a label, but we never do that, Donovan said. This is a really good team that has played exceptionally well, that is maybe playing as well as anyone in the country right now. The seeding and all that stuff, it doesnt mean anything. When the ball goes up in the air, youre playing against each other. This is a team that beat Miami, beat Georgetown, knocked off San Diego State. They went into their conference championship, basically on the road, and beat Mercer on their home court. You dont do those things unless you are really good. With Florida, Florida State and Miami, the state enjoyed unparalleled football success for decades. The Gators (1996, 2006 and 2008), Seminoles (1993 and 1999) and Hurricanes (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2001) have combined for 10 national championships and nearly as many runnerup finishes. Adding in pockets of success by the NFL s Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars, and theres plenty of traction for the states love affair with football. Basketball, meanwhile, has always been a distance second even with the Heat and Gators winning titles. Just not this week. SUNSHINE Continued from Page B1 NASCAR Continued from Page B1 CITRUS Continued from Page B1 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S COREBOARD On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MLB PRESEASON BASEBALL 1 p.m. (ESPN) Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers 1 p.m. (SUN) Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) NIT Tournament, Third Quarterfinal: Iowa at Virginia 9 p.m. (ESPN2) NIT Tournament, Fourth Quarterfinal: Providence at Baylor NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Orlando Magic at Charlotte Bobcats 8 p.m. (ESPN, SUN) Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins TENNIS 1 p.m. (ESPN2) ATP Sony Open, Men's and Women's Quarterfinals 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 TBA Crystal River in South Lake tournament Big Sun Challenge at Vanguard High School in Ocala 1:15 p.m. Citrus vs. Arnold NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB x-New York4326.623 x-Brooklyn4129.5862 Boston3634.5147 Philadelphia2743.38616 Toronto2644.37117 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami5614.800 Atlanta3932.54917 Washington2644.37130 Orlando1853.25438 Charlotte1654.22940 Central Division WLPctGB x-Indiana4427.620 Chicago3831.5515 Milwaukee3435.4939 Detroit2448.33320 Cleveland2247.31921 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5317.757 x-Memphis4723.6716 Houston3931.55714 Dallas3436.48619 New Orleans2546.35228 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5219.732 x-Denver4923.6813 Utah3536.49317 Portland3337.47118 Minnesota2544.36226 Pacific Division WLPctGB x-L.A. Clippers4822.686 Golden State4131.5698 L.A. Lakers3635.50712 Sacramento2546.35223 Phoenix2348.32425 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Mondays Games Indiana 100, Atlanta 94 Miami 108, Orlando 94 Washington 107, Memphis 94 New Orleans 110, Denver 86 Utah 107, Philadelphia 91 Golden State 109, L.A. Lakers 103 Tuesdays Games New York 100, Boston 85 Minnesota 105, Detroit 82 L.A. Clippers at Dallas, late Todays Games Boston at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m. Memphis at New York, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Washington at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 10 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh3426805211784 New Jersey3315117378289 N.Y. Rangers3216133357878 N.Y. Islanders33151533396107 Philadelphia3213172288499 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston312173458966 Montreal322075459878 Ottawa331896428672 Toronto34181244010297 Buffalo33131643087102 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Winnipeg3418142388899 Carolina3115142328690 Washington3315171319493 Tampa Bay33141812910599 Florida3491962480119 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago3225435310871 Detroit3317115399083 St. Louis3217132369289 Nashville3314136348388 Columbus3213136327585 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota3119102408675 Vancouver321796408785 Edmonton3212137317791 Calgary31121542885105 Colorado31111642679100 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim3222644810483 Los Angeles3218122389380 San Jose3114116347682 Dallas3215143338797 Phoenix3213154308290 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Boston 3, Toronto 2, SO Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2, SO Los Angeles 5, Chicago 4 Nashville 3, Edmonton 2 Minnesota 7, Dallas 4 Detroit 3, Phoenix 2 San Jose 5, Anaheim 3 Tuesdays Games Toronto 3, Florida 2 Pittsburgh 1, Montreal 0 N.Y. Islanders 3, Washington 2 Winnipeg 4, Carolina 1 N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2 Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1 Edmonton 3, St. Louis 0 Chicago 2, Calgary 0 Columbus at Vancouver, late Todays Games Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 10 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Spring training AMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Kansas City236.793 Baltimore188.692 Seattle1911.633 Detroit1812.600 Cleveland1613.552 Oakland1412.538 Minnesota1514.517 Boston1515.500 Tampa Bay1515.500 Texas1515.500 Houston1314.481 Chicago1213.480 Toronto1316.448 New York1217.414 Los Angeles817.320 NATIONAL LEAGUE WLPct Atlanta1914.576 Colorado1512.556 San Francisco1413.519 Arizona1414.500 Chicago1616.500 New York1313.500 St. Louis1414.500 Philadelphia1415.483 San Diego1517.469 Miami1215.444 Washington1216.429 Pittsburgh1217.414 Los Angeles1117.393 Milwaukee1017.370 Cincinnati918.333 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Mondays Games N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 4 Toronto 13, Philadelphia 4 Detroit 6, Miami 3 St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 12, Boston 9 Seattle 16, Cincinnati 0 San Francisco 9, Chicago Cubs 3 San Diego 3, Texas 1 Oakland 9, Milwaukee 7 L.A. Angels 11, Chicago White Sox 5 Houston 6, Washington 4 Tampa Bay 6, Pittsburgh 2 Kansas City 8, L.A. Dodgers 2 Colorado 18, Cleveland 4 Tuesdays Games Miami 8, Washington 5 Philadelphia 10, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 9, Baltimore 5 Toronto 6, Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta 6, Detroit 5 St. Louis 11, N.Y. Mets 4 Oakland 7, Cleveland 6, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 11, Texas 3 Kansas City 11, Seattle 6 San Francisco 4, San Diego 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Houston 4, tie, 10 innings Colorado vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs, late L.A. Angels vs. Arizona, late Todays Games Atlanta vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. San Diego vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 9:10 p.m. Thursdays Games Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 5 3 7 CASH 3 (late) 2 3 2 PLAY 4 (early) 4 7 4 3 PLAY 4 (late) 8 5 9 0 FANTASY 5 4 14 22 32 33 MEGA MONEY 1 13 14 36 MEGA BALL 14 B4 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 Panthers silence Hornets batsThe Lecanto baseball team got four shutout innings from pitcher Levi OSteen who also went 1 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs during a 6-0 victory at Weeki Wachee on Tuesday night. OSteen allowed just two hits to pick up the win from the mound. Offensively, Jacob Schenck, Joey Spell and Ashton Honneger each had a hit and a run for the Panthers. Nathan Hines (2 for 4, run), Caleb Southey (1 for 3, two stolen bases) and Scott Stearns (1 for 3, two runs, RBI) also shone at the plate for Lecanto. The Panthers, now 6-9 overall, play Tuesday at Belleview.From staff reports SPORTS BRIEFS A ccording to our USTA coordinator, Leigh Chak, there are no Citrus County teams in the next round of USTA league, the 18+ Mixed Doubles. It has been a long time since we had no teams in the District 4 competition. So, why is this happening? Part of the problem is the reshuffling of divisions and the age-group changes the USTA has made. An 18+ Mixed Doubles division does not exactly fit in the Citrus County age demographics. Another part of the problem has to do with the willingness of players to be the captain of a team. We see the same names over and over again and, at a certain point, everybody needs a break. Over the past couple of weeks several players have contacted me about wanting to play and if I knew of a team looking for players. With about seven weeks to go before the 40+ Adult leagues start, lets see if we can get some teams going. Being a captain is not a 24/7 job, especially if you set it up right. This means having your team members share part of the duties. That could be reporting the scores, bringing the tennis balls, or making calls to the team members (email is easier). The captains life can also be made a lot easier if the players that join the team take responsibility for their part. Which is, being available to play each match: if you join, then there is no playing golf, fishing or any other fun thing you can think of because it suits you better that day. The hardest thing for a captain is having to call 15 people to get six players together. Players that have been captains in the past will gladly help with advice, just contact them. Tuesday Team TennisThe results for March 19: No scores reported. The women-only league is geared towards players rated 3.0 to 3.5. If interested in playing or want to captain a team, contact chairwoman Candace Charles at 352-563-5859 or Candacecharles@tampabay.rr.com.Citrus Area Senior Ladies 3.0/3.5 Tuesday LeagueThe results for March 19: Citrus Hills def. Sugarmill Woods, 4-1; Meadowcrest Racquettes vs Riverhaven Ospreys, 2-2; Pine Ridge Mustangs vs Crystal River, 2-2. To play in this league, a player must be at least 50 years of age or older, with a 3.0/3.5 rating. The league is always looking for players to sub for teams. For information, email chairwoman Lucy Murphy at wjlrmurphy@embarqmail.com or 527-4239. Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles LeagueRain make up result for Febr. 7: Skyview Advantage def. Pine Ridge Mavericks, 5-4. The results for March 21: Skyview Advantage def. The Bratz, 6-3; Pine Ridge Mavericks def. Skyview Aces, 5-4; Sugarmill Woods def. Bicentennial Babes, 5-4; Pine Ridge Fillies def. Skyview, 8-0. For information, contact chairwoman Diane Halloran at 352-5277763 or tdhfla@tampabay.rr.comLadies on the CourtThe results for March 21: Barbara M. and Dot. Barbara S. and Sue. Ladies on The Court play at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Le Grone Park courts in Crystal River. Bring a new can of balls and 50 cents. Two out of three tiebreak sets are played. For information, contact Barbara Shook at dshook@tampabay.rr.com or 352-795-0872.The Friday Senior Ladies Doubles 3.0-3.5 League The results for March 22: No scores reported. All players must be at least 50 years of age or older with a 3.0-3.5 rating. Players cannot be both a member of a team and a sub. For information, email chairwoman Sue Doherty at suedoherty@prodigy.net.USTA Leagues7.0 Adult 65+ Women: Bicentennial Park def. Skyview, 2-1. Record 2-4. Joan Roberts/Marciel Marcus won, 6-2, 6-4; Myrt Thomas/Ann Finnin won, 6-1, 6-1; Josephine Perrone/Lana Shale lost, 7-5, 6-4. Skyview record 0-6. Schedule for the rest of 2013: 18-up mixed (three doubles) March to May. 40-up adult (three doubles, two singles) May to July. 40-up Mixed (three doubles) August to October. Combo Senior and Adult (three doubles) October to December. Start recruiting! If you have any questions for information in our District 4 (south), call or e-mail Leigh Chak at 352-572-7157 or vacocala@gmail.com or ustaflorida.com. Tournaments April 20 and 21: The JCT Tournament of Champions Event will be held at Sugarmill Woods/Oak Village Tennis Complex. Players that would like to enter should email jjeanette3saj@aol.com. Provide your name, age, grade in school, city, cell phone, name of school, seeding information if it applies. Go to JCT on Facebook and click on profile to find specific information. Nov. 9 and 10: Fall Fest Compass Tournament at Crystal River High School. For more information, contact Cindy Reynolds at 352-697-3222 or ReynoldsC@citrus.k12.fl.us, Sally deMontfort at 352-795-9693 or deMont@embarqmail.com or Eric van den Hoogen at hoera@juno.com. Captains wanted Eric van den Hoogen ON COURT


S PORTSC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 B5 000DWBO American Irish Club American Irish Club Annual Invitational Annual Invitational Golf Tournament Golf Tournament Saturday April 21st Saturday April 21st Seven Rivers Country Club Seven Rivers Country Club American Irish Club Annual Invitational Golf TournamentSaturday April 6THSeven Rivers Country ClubHole-in-One Prize 2013 Ford Fusion 2-year LeaseSponsored by Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln of Crystal RiverSign in by 11:15am Shotgun start at 12:30pm Scramble Best Ball FormatSocial hour with cash bar and appetizers Social hour with cash bar and appetizers during the awards ceremony at 4:45 6pm. during the awards ceremony at 4:45 6pm. Cost $55 per person includes golf, cart, prizes, & lunch Social hour with cash bar and appetizers during the awards ceremony at 4:45 6pm.Course Rules Apply Course Rules Apply No Denim or T-Shirts No Denim or T-Shirts Course Rules Apply No Denim or T-Shirts www.chronicleonline.com For information and sign-up contact: Dave Horsman 897-1398 Russ Doring 795-4548 Herb Duval 794-7465 000DZ4W Associated PressCLEARWATER Freddy Galvis homered and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1 on Tuesday. Galvis, who hadnt played an inning in the outfield in six professional seasons, made his first start of spring training in left field, a position where the Phillies do not have a set opening-day starter. The 23-year-old Galvis, usually a shortstop, went 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Galvis hit a two-run homer off Robert Hernandez with one out in the fifth inning, his third of spring training, and added an RBI single against Hernandez during a five-run sixth. Hernandez allowed nine runs and 11 hits in six innings. Domonic Brown went 3 for 4 with two doubles, and Ryan Howard and Humberto Quintero had two hits apiece. Marlins 8, Nationals 5 JUPITER Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a drive high off the hitters background screen in center field, to help the Miami Marlins defeat the Washington Nationals 8-5. Bryce Harper singled in each of his first two times up to extend his streak of consecutive at-bats with hits to nine. Chris Valaika and Chris Coghlan also homered for the Marlins. Dan Haren allowed five runs and seven hits including four home runs in six innings. Henderson Alvarez gave up four runs one earned and five hits in five innings. Braves 6, Tigers 5LAKELAND Tim Hudson pitched four innings in his final spring tuneup while Braves reliever Jonny Venters left early with a sprained elbow in Atlantas 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. Hudson allowed one run. He is set to start the opener Monday at home against Philadelphia. Venters exited in the sixth after hurting his left elbow in his first appearance since March 13. Juan Francisco hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth off Brayan Villarreal. Ramiro Pena also homered for the Braves. Don Kelly went 4 for 4 with a home run and two doubles for the Tigers.Yankees 4, Astros 4, 10 inn.TAMPA Vernon Wells went 0 for 3 with an RBI groundout in his debut with the Yankees, and the Houston Astros and New York played to a 4-all tie in 10 innings. Opening day starter CC Sabathia allowed four runs over five innings for the Yankees. He gave up three doubles during the first inning and a fourth-inning solo homer by Brandon Barnes. New York closer Mariano Rivera struck out one during a 1-2-3 sixth. Houston starter Brad Peacock, competing with Alex White for a rotation spot, allowed one run and two hits over five innings. Cardinals 11, Mets 4PORT ST. LUCIE Pete Kozma hit a grand slam and Yadier Molina added a two-run homer, leading Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 11-4. Wainwright made his final Grapefruit League start and pitched six solid innings. He allowed two runs and seven hits and struck out three. Lucas Duda drove in all four Mets runs with a homer, double and single.Blue Jays 6, Pirates 3 DUNEDIN Rajai Davis and Adam Lind hit solo home runs, helping the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero gave up two earned runs on six hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked one, and also hit a double. Twins 9, Orioles 5FORT MYERS Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimores lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball in Minnesotas 9-5 win over the Orioles. Hendriks, still in the mix for the back end of Minnesotas rotation, gave up four hits and fanned two in 2 2/3 scoreless innings until a ball hit by Brian Roberts struck him in the pitching hand. Nate McLouth got three hits and scored twice for Baltimore. Royals 11, Mariners 6 PEORIA, Ariz. The Kansas City Royals set a team record for spring training wins with their 23rd victory, beating the Seattle Mariners 11-6 behind Brett Hayes four hits. Hayes tripled and drove in two runs.The Royals had 18 hits, including seven doubles. Mariners starter Jeremy Bonderman gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Morse homered for Seattle in the seventh. Athletics 7, Indians 6, 10 inn. GOODYEAR, Ariz. Yoenis Cespedes homered, Daric Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics held off the Cleveland Indians 7-6. Jose Ramirez had an RBI single for Cleveland in the ninth, and scored the tying run on Travis Blackleys wild pitch. Bartons two-out single in the top of the 10th put Oakland back ahead, and Nate Freiman scored two batters later on a bases-loaded walk increase the lead to 7-5. Giants 4, Padres 2SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Marco Scutaro came up with a rare play, taking an extra base after a walk, as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-2. Scutaro, the MVP of last years NL championship series, drew a two-out walk in the third inning. He sprinted to first, then kept going and stole second. Hunter Pence hit a two-run double that broke a tie in the fifth. The hit came off San Diego starter Andrew Cashner.White Sox 11, Rangers 3 SURPRISE, Ariz. Chris Sale was sharp in his final tuneup for his first opening day start, and Dayan Viciedo homered to help power the Chicago White Sox past the Texas Rangers 11-3. Brandon Short hit his first two home runs of the spring and Angel Sanchez also connected for the White Sox. Sale struck out five and allowed a solo shot to Geovany Soto in four otherwise perfect innings. Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison, also prepping for his first opening day start, yielded four runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. Lightning skate past Sabres, 2-1 NBA BRIEFS Knicks 100, Celtics 85 BOSTON J.R. Smith scored 32 points, Carmelo Anthony added 29 and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to five games with a 100-85 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. The win moved the Knicks into second place in the Eastern Conference, percentage points ahead of the Indiana Pacers. The Celtics, playing their second straight game without Kevin Garnett, were led by Jeff Green with 19 points and Paul Pierce with 16. Timberwolves 105, Pistons 82 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-82 rout of the Detroit Pistons. Reserve J.J. Barea matched a season-best with 21 points for Minnesota, while Luke Ridnour scored 15 and Ricky Rubio added 14 points and nine assists. Greg Monroe had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit. From wire reports Associated PressTAMPA Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each had a goal and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Tuesday. Stamkos scored his leagueleading 23rd goal of the season off a deflection past Ryan Miller at 16:01 of the first period. St. Louis extended the lead to 2-0 at 8:15 of the second period with a power-play goal off a sharp pass from Teddy Purcell. The Lightning ended a threegame losing streak while Buffalo failed to make up ground in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Jordan Leopold scored for Buffalo at 16:52 of the third period. Maple Leafs 3, Panthers 2 TORONTO Joffrey Lupul scored twice in the third period, and Ben Scrivens made 40 saves in the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. Lupul scored on a power play 22 seconds into the third to put Toronto ahead 2-1. Florida tied it 23 seconds later when Shawn Matthias banked in the puck off Leafs defenseman Mike Kostka, and Lupul brought the Air Canada Centre crowd to its feet again at 3:12 with his second of the game. Dion Phaneuf also scored for Toronto (18-12-4). Tomas Fleischmann added a goal for Florida (9-19-6). Islanders 3, Capitals 2 WASHINGTON John Tavares broke a tie with 5:18 left to help the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-2. New York (15-15-3) and Washington (15-17-1) are fighting for playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. New Yorks Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves to improve to 12-1-2 lifetime against Washington.Penguins 1, Canadiens 0 PITTSBURGH Sidney Crosby scored the games only goal late in the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 13 with a 1-0 victory over Montreal. Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 22 shots he faced but did not play in the third period following a collision in front of the net. Tomas Vokoun filled in and made 15 saves to give Pittsburgh the fourth combined shutout in franchise history.Jets 4, Hurricanes 1RALEIGH, N.C. Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead the Winnipeg Jets past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. Ondrej Pavelec had 38 saves for Winnipeg. Jiri Tlusty scored his 14th of the season for Carolina. Rangers 5, Flyers 2 PHILADELPHIA Rick Nash scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and three assists, and the New York Rangers extended their dominance of Philadelphia with a 5-2 win over the Flyers. Brad Richards and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which has won 11 of the past 12 meetings with Philadelphia. Oilers 3, Blues 0 ST. LOUIS Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 43 shots and Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and the Edmonton Oilers shut out the St. Louis Blues 3-0. Despite notching a season high in shots, St. Louis lost for the third time in four games and was shut out for the third time this season. Taylor Hall, who assisted on both of Eberles goals, also scored. It was his eighth of the season off a rebound from Eberle, who skated in on a breakaway. Associated Press Minnesotas Aaron Hicks hits an RBI triple Tuesday as Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters watches in the third inning in Fort Myers. Associated Press Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff (10) battles for the puck Tuesday with Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos in front of Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller in Tampa.


Neighbor: I was battered by Bieber CALABASAS, Calif. Deputies were investigating claims made Tuesday by a neighbor that Justin Bieber attacked and threatened him during an argument in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said. No one was arrested and few details were immediately available. A representative of Bieber did not immediately comment. Online schedules indicate the Baby singer is in the midst of a European tour and performed a show in Poland on Monday night. Authorities were called to the Calabasas scene just after 9 a.m., said Steve Whitmore spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Its unclear who called authorities, and whether there might have been previous problems between the 19year-old singer and neighbors, Whitmore said. The investigation was first reported by TMZ.com. Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy NEWARK, N.J. Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000. The South Orange resident and singer of classics such as Walk On By, I Say a Little Prayer and Do You Know the Way to San Jose filed a Chapter 7 petition in U.S. bankruptcy court in New Jersey last Thursday. In the filing, the 72-yearold Warwick listed liabilities that include nearly $7 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 1991 to 1999 and more than $3 million in business taxes owed to the state of California. Warwick, a cousin of the late Whitney Houston also listed $20,950 in monthly income from royalties, retirement income and a contract with Culver City, Calif.-based Star Girl Productions. Her monthly expenses total $20,940 and include $5,000 for housekeeping/ housesitting. Warwicks publicist said the singer was victimized by bad financial management in the 1990s and that she has paid back the actual amount of the taxes, but penalties and interest have accumulated over the years. Kordell Stewart seeks divorce ATLANTA Former Pittsburgh Steelers standout Kordell Stewart has filed for divorce from his reality television star wife. In a divorce petition filed Friday in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Stewart says his marriage to Porsha Williams is irretrievably broken and the two are separated. The pair appears on Bravos The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Birthday By adopting the adage Waste not, want not, by this time next year you could find yourself in an exceptionally secure financial position, one that you never thought possible. Try it and see for yourself. Aries (March 21-April 19) You shouldnt expect others to act in a reasonable manner when you behave otherwise. Try to handle things with logic, not emotions. Taurus (April 20-May 20) The only sure way to achieve success is to roll up your sleeves and do everything yourself. Depending on others to get things done might produce mediocre results. Gemini (May 21-June 20) It behooves you to be democratic and bow to the will of the majority. If youre too demanding, you can expect some serious trouble to arise. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Trying to bluff your way through a serious assignment isnt likely to work. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Be extremely careful that you dont get hot under the collar should a discussion get intense. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) What works for someone else wont necessarily do so for you, especially when it comes to your financial affairs. Do what is best suited for your situation. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Before getting angry, consider the source of unpleasant information being relayed to you. Use collected thinking to soothe your feelings and subdue your response. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Be extra safety-conscious when performing any kind of distasteful task. If you lose your patience and get careless, youll create needless problems. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Do what you can to avoid a group that includes an individual whom you dislike. If youre more impatient than usual, a confrontation could erupt. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Usually your sense of humor is in good taste, but today could be an exception. Chances are, if youre not careful, you could say or act in a manner that others find unsavory. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Watch your temper and dont blow things out of proportion. You could create problems for some innocent people. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Regardless how rosy a financial presentation appears, it would be best to check things out for yourself before investing in it. It could be all talk and no substance. From wire reports Today in HISTORY MONDAY, MARCH 25 Fantasy 5: 11 19 22 24 35 5-of-53 winners$68,035.08 4-of-5280$117.50 3-of-59,062$10 SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Fantasy 5: 5 12 16 23 27 5-of-53 winners$59,898.09 4-of-5308$94 3-of-58,829$9 Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2013. There are 279 days left in the year. Todays Highlight: On March 27, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida. On this date: In 1625, Charles I acceded to the English throne upon the death of James I. In 1794, Congress approved An Act to provide a Naval Armament of six armed ships. In 1912, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japans ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo. In 1933, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations. In 1942, American servicemen were granted free mailing privileges. In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party. In 1964, Alaska was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunamis that killed about 130 people. In 1968, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, died in a plane crash. In 1973, The Godfather won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for best actor. Liza Minnelli won best actress for Cabaret. In 1977, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife. In 1980, 123 workers died when a North Sea floating oil field platform, the Alexander Kielland, capsized during a storm. Ten years ago: Serbian police killed two major suspects in the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. Five years ago: The Pentagon said Defense Secretary Robert Gates had ordered a full inventory of all nuclear weapons and related materials after the mistaken delivery of ballistic missile fuses to Taiwan. One year ago: A JetBlue Airways captain ran through the cabin of a New York-to-Las Vegas flight yelling about religion and terrorists before he was locked out of the cockpit, then tackled and restrained by passengers. (Clayton Osbon was charged with interference with a flight crew; he was found not guilty by reason of insanity.) Todays birthdays: Actor Julian Glover is 78. Actor Jerry Lacy is 77. Hall of Fame racer Cale Yarborough is 74. Actor Michael York is 71. Rock musician Tony Banks (Genesis) is 63. Rock musician Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 54. Jazz musician Dave Koz (kahz) is 50. Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 50. Rock musician Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) is 49. Rock musician Johnny April (Staind) is 48. Actress Talisa Soto is 46. Actress Pauley Perrette is 44. Singer Mariah Carey is 43. Rock musician Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) is 43. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell is 43. Actor Nathan Fillion is 42. Hip-hop singer Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) is 38. Actress Megan Hilty is 32. Thought for Today: Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. Vittorio Alfieri, Italian dramatist (1749-1803). 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 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Kordell Stewart Dionne Warwick Justin Bieber Associated Press From left, Lamon Archey, Robert Adamson, Max Ehrich, Redaric Williams and Hunter King, cast members in The Young and the Restless, are pictured together Feb. 27 during the Hot New Faces of The Young and the Restless press junket at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The CBS show, daytimes top-rated soap since December 1988, hit the big 4-0 on Tuesday. Storied CBS soap celebrates 40 drama-filled years Associated PressLOS ANGELES L ove, loss, breakups, makeups, murder, mayhem, backstabbing, social climbing. Forget about a lifetime, thats just an afternoon on The Young and the Restless. The CBS show, daytimes top-rated soap since December 1988, hit the big 4-0 on Tuesday. No one from its debut on March 26, 1973 when it was just 30 minutes long remains with the show, but Jeanne Cooper arrived six months later and is the longest-tenured cast member in her role as grand dame Katherine Chancellor. God knows its claimed a big part of my life, the 84year-old actress said, citing good writing and likable characters as reasons for the shows continued success in an era of dwindling daytime audiences, network budgetcutting and the cancellation of other soaps. Its foundation was set so well and you had core characters that you could grow and become involved with, Cooper said. As you got older, they got a year older. Whether you were wealthy or whatever your status is, our show hit the human being. An influx of new, younger cast members has arrived since last year to stir the pot in Genoa City, Wis. Its an important time to start looking toward the future and the next generation, said Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of daytime for CBS. Were not going to rest on our laurels because were No. 1. Among the newbies is Lamon Archey, who, as Mason Wilder, gets to mix it up with Eric Braeden, now in his 33rd year playing ruthless tycoon Victor Newman. I was thrown in with the big dogs, Archey said. The last thing I wanted to do was mess up my lines or not be on point. He knows what he wants to do. He gets on set and says, Lets run this. Angell Conwell plays attorney Leslie Michaelson, who keeps it strictly business with Braedens character while getting frisky with businessman Neil Winters played by Kristoff St. John. It has its intimidating moments, but it forces you to rise to the challenge, said Conwell, who grew up watching the show with her family in South Carolina. They want you to do well, Redaric Williams, who plays Conwells brother Tyler, said about the shows veterans. Speaking of alpha-male Braeden, he and Nikki Newman, played by Melody Thomas Scott, recently married for the fourth time, giving the couple 27 weddings between them. Behind the camera, Jill Farren Phelps took over as executive producer last fall after 11 years of overseeing ABCs General Hospital, which marks its 50th anniversary next month. The greatest challenge when I first came in was to respect the history and legacy of this show. We dont make a decision without careful consideration, she said. The heart of this show are the characters. The soul has always been the storytelling. In January, Phelps brought in Steve Burton to play war veteran Dylan McAvoy three months after his long run on General Hospital had ended in part because he wanted to spend more time with his family in Nashville, Tenn. He commutes to Los Angeles for tapings. Burton noticed a difference in how soaps are treated at CBS compared to ABC, which cancelled All My Children and One Life to Live. Young and Restless means as much to CBS as CSI does, and thats saying something, he said. That all starts from the top down. The show is seen daily by an estimated 10 million viewers in such countries as Australia, Canada, France, Romania and South Africa. Head writer Josh Griffin is loath to give away upcoming story lines, but he promises that were going to get hotter and sexier and more romantic and suspenseful as the months go by. Just the thing to while away an afternoon. Young and Restless means as much to CBS as CSI does, and thats saying something. Steve Burton Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless. Associated PressLOS ANGELES Broadcaster CBS Corp. is buying a 50 percent stake in TV Guides pay TV channel and website for nearly $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. The price is less than the $123 million that JPMorgan Chases One Equity Partners paid for a 49 percent stake four years ago. It brings CBS Corp. into an equal partnership with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. The deal terms come from a person who wasnt authorized to speak publicly and who spoke on condition of anonymity. CBS said the channel, available in more than 80 million homes, will continue to focus on entertainment. Details about rebranding it will come. It will combine CBS programming, production and marketing with Lions Gates resources in movies, TV shows and digital content. Previously, the channel had mainly been used as a guide for other channels, but set-top boxes come with their own guides these days. The channel, called TVGN, currently shows reruns of such programs as Whos The Boss, Ugly Betty and older movies. Most viewers dont see the scrollingTV listings guide any more. TV Guide magazine, which is owned separately by OpenGate Capital, isnt part of the deal. Analysts have said the channel will benefit from CBSs operational and TV programming expertise. Aside from the CBS network itself, it will become the most widely distributed channel that CBS operates. CBS also owns the Smithsonian Networks, CBS Sports network and premium channel Showtime. CBS buys half of TV Guide net for $100M Todays HOROSCOPE


Youll find lots ofsporting goodsto choose from in our classified pages. 794606 E DUCATION Section C WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Jacqueline Dohmen, left, owner of HR Solutions in Tandem, discusses career options with Lecanto High School students, from left Marissa Virgen, Jared McClain and Amanda Houghton last week in the schools gymnasium. The career fair offered information to students in hopes of attracting them to return to Citrus County as professionals once they complete college. As with other career fairs, businesses were on hand to show teenagers what they do and the skills needed for certain careers. With one emphasis: Keep it local. Business owners and educators often cringe when they hear of teens graduating from high school, attending college for a degree, and then taking their talents elsewhere. Participants in the LHS career fair hoped to get across the point that valuable employment opportunity is right in Citrus County. There are quality high-paying jobs in Citrus County, said Steve Lamb, owner and president of Crystal Auto Group. Weve hired people right out of high school. Five of my best technicians came out of the Withlacoochee Vo-tech. Twenty-six businesses and institutions provided information to LHS juniors and seniors who are still unsure what lies ahead after graduation. Lecanto High Assistant Principal Shawyn Newman said some students have an idea of their future, but a career fair offers options. They change their minds, she said. We might have three different jobs as adults. Kids are only guessing what that might be. Junior Shauna Sowell is thinking of going to college to become a nurse, but also was interested in the National Guard table. My family has a history in the military, she said. Ricky Barlow, a financial investment counselor with Merrill Lynch, said a career fair gives teens something to ponder. Hopefully, when they go to lunch thats where business really takes place theyll be asking, What did you do? and Who did you see? Barlow said. Amy Meek, executive director of the United Way of Citrus County, said she encourages teens to take a wider view of their future and consider staying in their hometown. I dont think kids understand how many well-paying jobs there are here, she said. As someone who left and came back, theres no place like home. Some students have already made up their minds to return home for their career. Senior Amanda Houghton said she plans to teach at a Citrus County elementary school. My family is here and I want to stay close to them, she said. I love little kids. Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352-563-3228 or mwright@chronicleonline.com. Considering a career I dont think kids understand how many well-paying jobs there are here. Amy Meek United Way of Citrus County executive director. Devices used to empower teachers Associated PressWASHINGTON Well before the cleanup from superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read in their textbooks about the weather system that slammed the East Coast. Welcome to the new digital bookcase, where traditional ink-and-paper textbooks have given way to iPads and book bags are getting lighter. Publishers update students books almost instantly with the latest events or research. Schools are increasingly looking to the hand-held tablets as a way to sustain students interest, reward their achievements and, in some cases, actually keep per-student costs down. We must use technology to empower teachers and improve the way students learn, said Joel Klein, a former New York City schools chief who now leads News Corp.s education tablet program. At its best, education technology will change the face of education by helping teachers manage the classroom and personalize instruction. News Corp. introduced their Amplify tablet during a breakfast Wednesday at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. Priced at $299, the 10-inch unit runs on a schools wireless Internet system and comes with software for teachers to watch each students activities, offer instant polls and provide anonymous quizzes to gauge student understanding. Orders placed by June 30 will be ready for the start of the school year in the fall, officials at Rupert Murdochs Animal goes to class with preschooler Associated PressANCHORAGE, Alaska A young miniature horse in sneakers is helping a 4-year-old special needs child at an Anchorage public elementary school. Zoe, a black mare, is a service animal for preschooler Zaiden Beattie at Russian Jack Elementary School. Its the only service horse in an Alaska school and after multiple online searches, the only service horse Principal Elizabeth Hornbuckle could find at any school in the nation. Zaiden is one of 300 children in the U.S. diagnosed with A-T, or ataxiatelangiectasia, a genetic disorder that progressively robs children of their ability to coordinate movement such as walking. Zaidens mother, Lesley Zacharias, a professional horse trainer, is teaching Zoe to help Zaiden walk steadily until the disease inevitably shackles him to a wheelchair. He moves around a lot better and has more energy if hes got a hand on someone, either holding someones hand or a hand on something, Zacharias said. My personal goal is first grade with a pony instead of a walker. Schools shift from textbooks to tablets Miniature horse helps with boys special needs Associated Press Zoe, a 10-month-old miniature horse training to be a service horse, nuzzles Zaiden Beattie, 4, in Zaidens class at Russian Jack Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska. Associated Press Ysabella Ortegon, 16, reads about Leonardo da Vincis painting The Last Supper, on her new iPad at McAllen Memorial High School in McAllen, Texas. See TABLETS / Page C2 M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerLECANTOunior Achievement and Lecanto High School had a career fair last week with a little twist. J See HORSE / Page C2 Lecanto High School job fair highlights valuable employment opportunities in county


The head of the 10month-old horse only rises to an adults waist and is almost irresistible to touch, though training protocols call for her to be petted on the neck, not the face, and only when given permission. Zoe is calm but playful, eager to play or work, and lets her owners know it by nuzzling their hands. The sturdy, 150-pound animal began making appearances in Zaidens preschool classroom in January. Early training began with socialization exposure to crowds and loud noises such as the schools fire alarm. Now shes learning tasks. Shes providing balance and mobility, and shes learning how to pick things up and eventually hand things to him, Zacharias said. Zacharias describes Zaidens balance as good to wobbly. He trips a fair amount. He falls down a fair amount, she said. Some days, by the time he gets off the school bus, his legs look like theyre going to give out. Most people with the disease are in a wheelchair by the age of 16. A-T also causes immune system problems and a high rate of cancer, and patients generally die in their 20s, according to the National Cancer Institute. Its progressive. Fatal. Basically, hes going to lose his brain cells in his cerebellum, so hell just continually lose motor skill ability, Zacharias said. But intellectually, hes going to be there the whole time. U.S. Department of Justice regulations that took effect in March 2011 recognized miniature horses as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Zacharias became determined to find one to extend her sons mobility. Her partner, Joel Beattie, was skeptical, she said, but one by one, obstacles fell. She couldnt find a baby horse but did locate a pregnant mare in Minnesota that had been used as a therapy horse for children with disabilities. Nine-year-old Gwendolyn was trucked to Washington then transported by ferry and van to Anchorage by Zacharias sister. Zoe was born in the familys garage in May. Their long-time landlord surprised them and said, yes, Zaiden could have a service horse inside their rented house. A friend, Deb Turner, became a surrogate mother to the little horses, talking neighbors into letting Gwendolyn and Zoe graze on their lawns. A professional seamstress who repairs backpacks for an REI store made a custom harness for Zoe with handholds that Zaiden can grasp. Even before Zoe was born, educators at the elementary school helped solve problems such as how to keep the horse from sliding on the hard school floors. Hornbuckle, the principal, found the answer with an online search. She learned another miniature horse owner bought shoes at a Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Zoe now has eight sets. Many people want to know if Zoe is housebroken. The horse has defecated just twice inside the school, including once on cue at a staff meeting after Hornbuckle said accidents were likely to happen. Zaidens teacher, Cynthia Temple, said people in the school district have offered her sympathy for having to tolerate a horse in her classroom. She said it was an easy call because it makes Zaidens life better. My goal as a teacher for all the kids is independence, regardless of their needs, Temple said. For Zaiden, an independent thing was putting on his coat, which was big feat, and using the zipper. Now Zoe is part of how Zaiden is going to function, walking and getting up from his chair, those little things that I can already see. C2 W EDNESDAY, M ARCH 27, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE E DUCATION at Plantation on Crystal River 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River 352-795-4211www.plantationoncrystalriver.com 000EDID Easter Day Grand Buffet Sunday, March 31, 2013 $34 95 Adults $1595 Kids (3-12) 11:30 am 6:00 pmCall for details and to make your reservations. Sunday Brunch 000EB5H 000DM2B H ONORS Lecanto High School students Desiree Gerlach and Eric Riser, both 18, have been named the West Citrus Elks Lodge No. 2693 students of the month for March. Gerlach is the daughter of James and Teresa Gerlach of Hernando. She has been a member of the Lecanto School of Art for four years, a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club for three years, and is a member of the Chess Club. Gerlach is a member of the International Baccalaureate Program, maintains a 4.72 weighted GPA, has been named as both an AP Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction, and was recently recognized as a National Merit Finalist. Gerlach has been a member of the Rowing Organization of Citrus County Students for three years. Her community service involves coaching at ROCCS summer camp. She also volunteers at the VA clinic, helping to restock medical supplies and clean rooms. Gerlach plans to major in pre-med, with a focus on becoming a surgeon. She is undecided on her college. Riser is the son of Allen and JoAnne Jacobson of Homosassa. He has been a member of National Honor Society for three years, and the of Spanish Club for two years. He has been a Key Club member for four years, and has been recognized as Distinguished Key Club member, Distinguished Lieutenant Governor and Distinguished District Treasurer. As a member of Key Club International, he received the Robert F. Lucas award and the Leader of Leaders award. Riser is a member of the International Baccalaureate Program and maintains a 4.70 weighted GPA. Last summer, he attended the Florida State University Young Scholars six-week research/study program. He has participated in bowling and the Rowing Organization of Citrus County Students. He has volunteered for UNICEF and the Key Training Center. Riser plans to attend the University of Florida and study either chemical or materials engineering. S CHOLARSHIPS ANDCONTESTS Workforce Connection will award up to $105,000 in scholarships to regional high school graduates who plan to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or technical occupations that support the local economy. The scholarship program provides two scholarships up to $3,500 each for students in each of the public high schools in Workforce Connections region of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. These scholarships can be used for training in two-year community college or technical school programs. Scholarship applications are available from high school guidance counselors. Completed applications must be returned to counselors by Monday, April 1. Eligible students must be at least 18 prior to the enrollment deadline for their training program. Scholarships are awarded in coordination with each school district based on students academic performance, income eligibility and planned course of postsecondary study. company said, adding yet another platform for schools to consider. Putting a device in every students hand is not a piein-the-sky dream. Some 2,000 schools already have partnered with Google to use its Chromebooks, which start at $199. Some 20 million students and teachers are already using them, company officials said. And a study from the Pew Research Centers Internet and American Life Project found more than 40 percent of students or teachers use some sort of tablet in their Advanced Placement and National Writing Project classrooms. When you think about it, these are A.P classes and National Writing Project classes, and 4 in 10 say they are using these devices, said Kristen Purcell, associate director for research at Pew Research Centers Internet and American Life Project. Thats 6 in 10 who arent using them. We still have a lot of room for growth. In coming years, growth seems to be the norm. Christine Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council, has suggested replacing textbooks they cost the city $100 million a year with tablets. Schools in Los Angeles last month allocated $50 million to start buying tablets for every student; the project is expected to cost $500 million by the time it is completed. Schools in McAllen, Texas, distributed 6,800 Apple tablets last year at a cost of $20.5 million. But its not just the biggest school districts making the shift. The Eanes Independent School District in Austin is distributing more than 2,000 iPads to every student, from kindergarteners to high school seniors. The cost: $1.2 million. Students, unlike some of their parents, arent blinking. The biggest challenge is that theyre growing up as digital natives, but when they get to the school door, they have to leave that at the door, said Scott Kinney, who trains teachers on how to use Discovery Educations products, which work on various platforms. Kids are very comfortable with these things, so why arent we reaching them in a way thats most beneficial to students? Discovery, the top digital content provider to U.S. schools, recognizes its potential to keep students interested with the most up-to-date material. For instance, it updated its science lessons for students in grades six through high school to incorporate superstorm Sandy within weeks of its making landfall. Distinguished honor roll First nine weeks 2012-13 Kristina Aare, Kaylee Abel, Cody Abele, Michelle Abraham, Mackenzie Abrams, Matthew Abrams, Ilse Acosta, Autumn Adams, Christina Adams, DShaun Adams, Samuel Alford, Jessica Allen, Ashley Allensworth, Alexander Alt, Matthew Alt, Brenden Altman, Noor-Rose Alyounes, Miranda Anaya, Christian Anderkin, Mary Anderson, Vanessa Anderson, Veronica Anderson, Fabiola Andrade, Steven Andrade, Avery Arduser, Marissa Aretz, Alicia Argote, Yadira Arias, Manuela Ariza Alarco, Amber Arnitz, Michae Arnitz, Joseph Arnold, Rafael Astacio, Timothy Atchinson, Chelsea Atwell, Marisa Atwell, Donald Bachinsky, Christopher Baker, Courtney Baker, Holly Baker, Jakob Bandstra, Autumn Barber, Christian Barber, Matthew Barber, Elionel Barcelo, Vincent Bardsley, Adrianna Barnard, Larissa Barnes, Kayla Baroni, Theresa Barreto, Francis Bartley, Joseph Barton, Brandon Bartsch, Chelsea Bauer, Tiffany Baxter, Nathan Beard, Kevin Beck, Shyane Belanger, Alayna Bell, Bryton Bernecker, Dalton Bertine, Dustin Beville, Raymond Blaha, Darian Blangeard, Raymond Bohrer, Jonna Bond, Zachary Bonick, Karli Bonilla, Dynasia Boone, Shyla Boos, Javyn Booth, Joel Bott, Jordan Boulerice, Jack Bradshaw, Kyle Bramall, Kaitlin Breeden, Shelby Brenneman, Taylor Brooks, Hunter Brown, Melissa Brown, Morgan Brown, Myranda Brown, Marissa Buck, Marie Buckley, Bradley Bull, Benjamin Burchfield, Brandon Burich, Amy Burnett, James Burnette, Emily Burns, Matthew Burns, Sydney Butts, Anna Bywater, Cheyenne Cada, Michael Calbi, Hunter Cales, Monica Caraballo, Amanda Caraluzzo, Colin Carella, Kalena Carey, Hunter Carl, Amanda Carnevale, Ryan Carollo, Aaron Caruso, Mackenzie Carver, Aaron Cash, Chelsea Cass, Shannon Castagna, Jordan Castillo, Giovanni Castro, Gianna Cavallaro, Alexandria Chace, Warisorn Chailitilerd, Sanjay Chakkoli, Allen Chan, Amy Chen, Candice Christian, Morgan Christian, Taylor Christian, John Clardy, Jack Clark, Jacob Clarke, Alexis Clements, Ileah Clements, Jessica Cline, Delaney Colbert, Lauryn Cole, Dalton Collins, Jessica Collins, Eileen Colon, Easton Conner, Destiny Cook, Gina Cook, Adam Cooper, Layton Copeland, Katelyn Corbin, Amber Cotton, Jessica Couch, Joseph Couture, Conor Crapser, Brittany Crowder, David Crowder, Elizabeth Crowe, Josiah Crowe, Joshua Crowson, Zachary Crowson, Joseph Cruz, Jessica Curl, Desirea Currier, Devin Currier, Justin Dame, Macailla Darling, Thomas Daugherty, Chanele Davis, Christopher Davis, William Davis, Colby Dawson, Morgan Dawson, Joseph DeAndrade, Timothy Deblitz, Andrea Dela Cruz, Megan Delehanty, Allison Della Torre, Katie Della Torre, Amber Dellich, David Dera, Krupa Desai, Alexis Desario, Dominik Detzel, Caroline Devlin, Tawnee DiDomenico, Ryan Dillon, Morgan DiRoma, Caroline Dixon, Andrea Dominique, Christian Dossett, Shea Dotson, Austin Drake-Gregory, Cody Dubaj, Patrick Dumon, Raymond Dunbar, Christy Dunn, Jonathan Dunn, Sabrina Durbin, Mikayla Dutton, Haley Dwyer, John Edwards, Johnny Egge, Justin Eichler, Kristal Eleyet, Edwin Elliott, Sarah Elliott, Steven Elliott, Brianna Ellis, Reed Elwell, Shanise Emanuel, Kalynn Emery, Patrick Englerth, Brittany Eno, Haidyn Erlandson, Morgan Erlandson, Christopher Ewing, Ashleigh Falasca, Dalton Feazell, Jessica Fee, Maritza Fernandez, Shannon Fernandez-Davila, Abigail Fielding, Joseph Fielding, Victoria Fields, Jonathan Fillinger, Michael Fillinger, Brian Fogarty, Marissa Folsom, Adrian Fonseca, Wanwisa Forges, Reis Foster, Alexis Franco-Guile, Cesar Frank, Sameika Franklin, Trisha Frase, Eric Fruge, Breanna Fuller, Amber Gamble, Madison Gamble, Megan Gann, Alexander Garcia, Samantha Garcia, Sem Gerestant, Desiree Gerlach, Matthew Giardino, Tyler Gillespie, Alexis Goddard, Mason Gonsisko, Aaron Gonzalez, Ariana Gonzalez, Gage Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Josiel Gonzalez, Juan Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Cole Gordon, Weyman Gordon, Palak Gosai, Sydney Goswick, Tiffani Gough, Julia Grady-Weil, Michelle Graham, Atika Graven, Michael Grayson, Nathaniel Greene, Olivia Grey, Michael Grizzle, Matthew Grotjahn, Nicholas Grotjahn, Madison Gurganus, Rishi Gurnani, Maxwell Haffner, Jennifer Hafner, Hannah Hagar, Brianna Hall, Emily Hall, Matasyn Hall-Lloyd, Laura Hamilton, Sarah Hamilton, Sarah M. Hamilton, Tyler Hand, Haylee Hardaway, Mai Harness, David Harrell, Duncan Hart, Jacob Hart, Rachel Hartley, Austin Hartman, Ryan Hayes. Principals list first nine weeks Erika Aare, David Adames, Natalya Alexander, Joshua Alford, Gianna Alt, Valerie Anderson, Victoria Anderson, Sara Antis, Jessalyn Aretz, Kalhemir ArroyoRodriguez, Amber Atkinson, Miranda Barber, Sean Beaudwin, Claude Beckett, Chase Benoist, Chloe Benoist, Kelsey Beranek, Thomas Beno, Ryan Biggs, Jessica Binder, Ashlee Breedlove, Rebecca Brenton, Elizabeth Britt-Busler, Caroline Brockett, Zachary Brostrom, Chalise Brown, Kristen Buck, Jordan Burd, Kelly Busbee, Avrey Bush, Jessica Calabro, Sebastian Campbell, Megan Carbone, Richard Carlton, Haley Caron, Tara Carper, Caleb Casey, Grace Cassens, Jesse Castellano, Carlo Castro, Sarah Chesser, Gianna Colletti, Patrick Colletti, Matthew Cook, Drew Cooke, Terrence Council, Nikki Craig, Zane Crawford, Kaitlin Daly, Dana Davis, Roy DelaCruz, Jessica Dibella, Casey Digiantomasso, Ashley Dobbs, Christian Dunn, Connor Dupler, Samantha Duvall, Dale Eastmond, Chelsea Ellis, Stefanie Englerth, Nicholas Fabbrocile, Jordan Farmer, Claire Farnsworth, Desirae Ferber, Edgar Phil Filipinas, Miranda Foster, Lillian French, Samantha Gangi, Lena Glascock, Jared Gomes, Krysti Gomes, Anmol Gosai, Emily Gregory, Mollie Griffith, Zachary Groff, Lauren Gunderson, Alicia Harrison, Rebecca Harrison, Katelyn Hatcher, Amy Hays, Luke Heinze, Sierra Hogan, Amber Hoisington, Ashton Honeggar, Amanda Houghton, Amanda Humenik, Brian Imparato, Kevin James, Christian Javier, Kristen Kearney, Heather Kemp, Harry King, Marshall King, Brianna Kirkpatrick, Shaindyl Klein, Jordan Kongquee, Aditi Kumar, Sierra Lemos, Kelsey Lilley, Charles Longacre, Caylin Lopes, Hunter Manfredo, Brigette Martinez, Saily Martinez, Andrew Matthews, Kathleen Mattingly, Kenneth Mattingly, Amber Maynard, Cory McCoy, Wade McDonald, Travis Mcgee, Victoria McHugh, Sonja Meigs, Jordan Mejia, Alyssa Mekelburg, Zachary Michel, Matthew Michelet, Jonah Miller, Deeanna Moehring, Kendall Moore. 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