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Title: Citrus County chronicle
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Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
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Publication Date: 04-24-2013
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WALL STREET: Stocks up Companies that do best when the economy is improving led the market higher Tuesday. /Page A7 INSIDE APRIL 24, 2013 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOL. 118 ISSUE 260 50 CITRUS COUNTY Moving on: Citrus advances to title game /B1 SPECIAL SECTION: Summer expo Learn about the upcoming Sheriffs Summer Safety & Youth Expo./ Inside www.chronicleonline.com LOCAL NEWS: Torch runRunners carry Special Olympics torch through county./ Page A9 INDEX Classifieds . . . .C8 Comics . . . . .C7 Community . . . .C5 Crossword . . . .C6 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C6 OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE A8 These tips are simple steps worth heeding to minimize the risk of financial loss in a world with high-tech crooks. HIGH 84 LOW 58 Mostly sunny. PAGE A4 TODAY& next morning WEDNESDAY SEE PAGE C12 FOR DETAILS VILLAGE TOYOTA VILLAGE TOYOTA 000EP39 11 To Choose From 0% Financing 0% Financing Scott Adams county commissioner. Adams: Deal stopped investigation M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerINVERNESS Commissioner Scott Adams on Tuesday accused county officials of thwarting a criminal investigation involving the Citrus County Land fill and its former recycling contractor. Adams said County Administrator Brad Thorpe, in accepting a $227,849 settlement with Citrus Recycling owner Sandy Messina in 2011, effectively stopped the Citrus County Sheriffs Office from investigating fraud allegations. There are untruths flying all over the place, Adams said. Adams, a frequent critic of Thorpe, his staff and landfill operations since taking office in November, produced a March 27 email from sheriffs Sgt. Gerald Dixon to assistant state attorney Mark Simpson, who had asked about the status of the case. The case was exceptionally cleared since we did have a suspect and evidence but due to the settlement reached we could not arrest, the email states. Dixon said in a phone interview later Tuesday that a fraud investigation was proceeding toward a likely arrest until county officials accepted payment from Messina. We were not done with the investigation when they made that deal, Dixon said. We were close. We were See ADAMS / Page A5 King of the county Duke reports list progress since merger P AT F AHERTY Staff writerDuke Energy has released its 2012 Sustainability Report, the first comprehensive overview of the companys social, environmental and financial performance since the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012. It outlines a number of sustainability goals for the nations largest electric utility and goes into details on the Crystal River nuclear plant. The report provides details on the companys performance in several areas, including innovative products and services, environmental footprint, quality workforce, strong communities, and governance and transparency. Greater transformation lies ahead for our company and our industry, said Jim Rogers, the companys chairman and chief executive officer, in his letter to stakeholders. Current drivers of change include the shale gas revolution, emerging technologies and anemic growth in energy usage. Also, our nation must address global climate change in a more comprehensive way. Our mission goes beyond providing an essential service to customers, he said. We also promote the vitality and success of the communities where our employees live and work. Rogers affirmed he will retire from Duke by the end of 2013. Under Environmental Footprint, the report details the Tough Decision at Crystal River. It explains the company intends to place the facility into a safe storage configuration until dismantling and decontamination activities occur, usually in 40 to 60 years. Development of a decommissioning plan is under way to determine the scope, schedule and resources needed. See DUKE / Page A5 City to mall: Pay up or get sued A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER The quarrel between the city and the owners of the Crystal River Mall about unpaid water bills appears to have come to a head. Monday, the city council voted 4-0 to authorize the city attorney to file a lawsuit to recover the delinquent amount. Council member Ken Brown was absent. The malls past due amount is $76,309.37, according to city records. That amount includes $30,977.30 in late fees. City Manager Andy Houston said the mall has 30 days before the city moves ahead on the legal route. However, mall manager Millie Bresnahan said she has already contacted the city and will be making a $25,000 payment within a week and another payment of $25,000 on May 10. It will be paid, but that leaves us with the issue of the citys water rates. They are too high. They are charging us by the square foot and residential rates, Bresnahan said. She said the malls water bills for one month are more than what the malls owners pay for a month at five other malls combined. They need to address that and we have not seen any indication they are willing to do that, Bresnahan added. She said the mall averages more than $8,000 in water bills and has 429,265 square feet of retail space. Mayor Jim Farley said the vote was something that had to happen. Its a shame that we are at this juncture, Farley said. According to the city, on Feb. 28, the city attorney submitted a certified letter of demand for payment of $63,485.10 (the outstanding charges at the time) and See MALL / Page A5 Special to the Chronicle ABOVE: Elvis tunes his guitar during a break in the filming of Follow That Dream in 1961. RIGHT: Spectators, many who traveled daily from Citrus County, sit on the Yankeetown Bridge and watch the filming of Follow That Dream. Editors note: This story originally appeared Dec. 23, 2012, in the Arts and Travel section of the Palm Beach Post. The Chronicle is reprinting it with their permission. When Elvis Came To Town B ARBARAM ARSHALL Palm Beach Post staff writerINVERNESS P udgy Weed was 14 the summer of 1961 when fame rolled into her small, sleepy town in a white stretch Cadillac, trailing a Hollywood movie crew. For three days, she sat on the Citrus County Courthouse steps in the August heat, hoping for a glimpse of Elvis Presley, who was inside filming his ninth movie, the campy, forgettable Follow That Dream. Everybody else thought Elvis was risqu, but I didnt, said Weed, 66, who today prefers her real name, Patty Weed Bradshaw. Hundreds of other Elvis fans were also swooning in the sun that week in early August, but a sheriffs deputy took pity on Pudgy. Escorting her upstairs, he introduced the lovesick girl to her idol, who kissed her left cheek. Mama said I didnt wash for a month, said Bradshaw, who still lives in See KING / Page A2 ELVIS FESTIVAL See a schedule of events. / Page A2 EDUCATION: Stages set Two local high schools have theater productions this weekend./ Page C1 EDUCATION: VolunteerDon Berkey helps out at his grade school alma mater every day in Iowa./ Page C1


Inverness, population 7,000. For six weeks that summer, the pompadoured troubadour shook up tiny Inverness and nearby Yankeetown, immediately eclipsing the areas other major historic event, the 1539 expedition of Hernando de Soto. It was the biggest thing that ever happened here during my generation, recalled Frances Castel, another member of the exclusive club known around town as the girls Elvis kissed. As it turned out, the story of what happened behind the scenes that stardust summer would have made a better Elvis movie than the mawkish melodrama unfolding in front of the cameras. When he wasnt kissing the local women, the star with the common touch played football in the streets, dated his co-star for publicity, but poured out his lonely heart to a pretty 16-year-old cheerleader, who privately thought the King was kind of sleazy. 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RIGHT: Elvis and co-star Ann Helm receive direction during the filming of Follow That Dream while standing on the man-made beach in Yankeetown. THE ELVIS FESTIVAL 7:30 p.m. Friday Ted Torres, a Top 5 contender in the 2011 Worlds Ultimate Elvis Contest, performs outside the Old Courthouse in Inverness. VIP seating is $25 and the performance is free to those who simply want to set a lawn chair out on the grounds of Courthouse Square. 7 a.m. Saturday Elvis Blue Suede Shoes 5K Run/1-mile Walk/Dog Walk. Registration is at 7 a.m. at Stumpknockers on Main Street. Go to Elvis5KRun.com for information and to learn how you could win $500. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Elvis Festival 10 a.m. in the Old Courthouse there will be a question-and-answer session with two Follow That Dream child stars as well as a caregiver to Elvis and the author of the book Elvis Presley: The Summer of A donation of $5 is suggested. 11 a.m. Bus tours from Inverness to InglisYankeetown to Crystal River. The cost is $15 and tours wind down around 3 p.m. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. When Elvis Came to Town performed at Old Courthouse. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 352341-6427. Noon Sunday Ted Torres singing Gospel tunes ala Elvis in conjunction with brunch on the second floor of the Old Courthouse. Tickets are $25 and seating is limited to 120. For information about the festival, go to ElvisInFlorida.com or call 352-341-6427 or 352-341-6436. See KING / Page A3


Can Elvis save Inverness?To find the South in Florida, you have to head north, to a place like this old Citrus town, about 75 miles north of Tampa. Shrouded in live oaks draped with flowing beards of Spanish moss, Inverness perches on rolling hills at the edge of a chain of lakes and cypress swamps. A pretty downtown square wraps around a 1912 courthouse straight out of Southern town central casting. Thousands of acres of untouched state forest stretch to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. The Withlacoochee State Trail, the states longest rails-to-trails pathway, runs between downtown and cypress-fringed Lake Henderson. But despite its Old Florida charm, Inverness and all of Citrus County are facing a fiscal freefall. (This) year, residents ... learned that the idled Crystal River nuclear plant the countys largest employer and biggest taxpayer will be dismantled, along with the local economy. Wendy Stillwell believes Elvis can once again be her towns good luck charm. A few years ago, the Inverness resident began collecting locals half-century-old Elvis stories. She and co-author Margie Sigman wove them into a play about the summer of Performed by local actors and Orlando Elvis impersonator, Ted Torres, two former runs of When Elvis Came To Town played to sold-out audiences, presented in the same courtroom where a heroic Elvis delivered an impassioned speech at the end of Follow That Dream. The plays popularity gave Stillwell and Kathy Turner Thompson, the countys historic planner, an idea. If Citrus Countys natural wonders such as Homosassa Springs can bring in eco-tourists, maybe an Elvis festival will lure Elvis-tourists. Its now or never, they decided. Already, a trickle of the Kings fans show up in Inverness to see local Elvis sites and drive to Yankeetown on State Road 40, a portion of which is officially dubbed the Follow That Dream Parkway. (For 2013), Stillwell and Thompson have added events to the festival scheduled for April 26-28, including a concert, Elvis karaoke contest, gospel sing-a-long and two performances of the stage play. One day, says Stillwell, my dream is to have a bronze statute of Elvis outside the courthouse. Never seen such madness The template for the Elvis Festival is Monroeville, Alabamas To Kill a Mockingbird Festival. For more than 20 years, the festival has brought thousands of fans of Harper Lees novel and Gregory Pecks film role to Lees home town, where the movie was filmed in 1962. While Monroeville has an American literary masterpiece to tout, Inverness has the only Elvis movie made entirely in Florida, plus dozens of first-person accounts of that hot, crazy summer. Stillwell, who moved to Inverness in the 1970s, says, the play isnt all about Elvis, but about what happened when he came to this small Southern town at the height of his popularity. Hysteria is what happened. Ive never seen such madness for a person, recalled Ann Gibbs, then a 16year-old high school student and one of the movies extras. Teenagers screaming We want Elvis lined the courthouse square. Girls covered the fins of Elvis Cadillac with lipstick kisses. (Among the crowds was 11-year-old Tom Petty from Gainesville, who said he caught rock n roll fever after seeing Elvis in Ocala that summer.) More than 500 people a day made the long drive west to Yankeetown, the local newspaper reported. At the edge of the Gulf, the movies production crew had buried a three-acre sawgrass swamp under 15,000 cubic yards of sand to create a golden, tropical-looking beach. In the film, Elvis plays Toby Kwimper, a good-looking hick whose family stakes a claim on a stretch of sand next to a new bridge. They run into trouble with mobsters as well as with local officials trying to oust the squatters, ending with a climatic courtroom finale. Naturally, theres some girl trouble. And some Elvis songs. From a novel by Fort Myers author Richard Powell called Pioneer, Go Home, the tale is based on the true story of fishermen who squatted on the new Lee County bridge causeway to Pine Island during the Depression, creating the village of Matlache. One of the characters in Stillwells play is based on Frances Castel, who was a married 31-year-old courthouse secretary in 1961 yet crazy in love with Elvis. Castels office over-looked the street where Elvis played football with the movie crew. I was foaming at the mouth, watching them, said Castel, now a feisty 82. While visiting the Yankeetown beach set one day, a deputy pointed her out to Elvis. Elvis came over and said, Is this the lady who wants to talk to me? Then he grabbed me and kissed me, I just melted, said Castel. To Castel, Elvis was as down-home as the boy next door, but 20 times sexier. He talked Southern, like he was the guy from the next town, but it didnt matter if you were a baby or 100 years old, hed charm you, said Castel. In those pre-civil rights days, Inverness was still Old South, guaranteeing a culture clash with the bohemians from Hollywood. Stillwell said residents recalled the 9year-old twin actors who played Elvis little brothers using a drinking fountain in the courthouse lobby labeled colored. How do you get the colored water to come out? the California boys demanded. At the time, the boss of Citrus County was Frances Cowboy Williams, the bolo-tie-wearing clerk of the circuit court. Six years later, Williams would plead guilty to the misuse of county funds and disappear for a few moths before pleading guilty. But that summer, he was busy greasing the wheels and rounding up extras. Elvis just wanted to talk This is where the story begins to sound like an Elvis movie plot. Cowboys lovely 16-year-old daughter, Katie, and her friend, Ann Gibbs, were selected as extras for the courthouse scenes. The two cheerleaders, whose story forms the core of Stillwells play, joined the other locals on the courtroom benches for three days of filming. The unair-conditioned second floor courtroom was stifling in August, especially under hot move lights. Photos show shirtless crew members glistening with sweat. It was so hot in that courtroom that Elvis had to change his shirt more than 20 times a day, said Stillwell. Told to wear the same clothes every day, the extras had to wash their outfits every night. During a lunch break one day, Elvis bumped his chair into Katies, as an excuse to strike up a conversation with the dark-haired, blue-eyed girl. Scriptwriters call it a meet cute. That night, her father told her Elvis had dropped by his office. Asked what the star wanted, My dad pointed his finger at me and said, you, remembered Katie, today a divorced 68-year-old nurse living in Fort Myers. Then he said no way was he letting me date Elvis. At first, it was one-way attraction. Elvis was too flashy. His clothes too shiny. He didnt work out. I liked football players with muscles, who rolled cigarettes up in their sleeves and wore tight jeans, said Katie. Elvis didnt have muscles. With hundreds of girls clamoring for him, the biggest star on the planet went after the only one who wasnt impressed by his celebrity. And he had to court her. He sent flowers. He took her for rides in the stretch Cadillac with his Memphis Mafia retinue. He even sang to her. One night, he rented the entire Inverness move theater for a date with Katie while he was supposedly seeing his co-star, Anne Helm. Now the movie soundtrack switches to a minor key, as the headstrong girl denies her father by sneaking away to the stars hotel. She wore a cotton crop-topand-shorts outfit she sewed herself, she remembers. In her bag, she stuffed a brand-new meloncolored one-piece bathing suit, like the kind Esther Williams wore, Katie said. I thought it was gorgeous. When she got to Elvis room, it was filled with people, including women who looked like Vegas showgirls, wearing tiny bikinis and big, pouffy hair. She remembers Elvis snapping his fingers three times and pointing to the door. Everyone left. Thats when I got scared, she said. But all Elvis wanted, besides some kissing, was someone to talk to without the pressure of being the King. They spent the day riding in his ski boat and lounging around the pool at the Port Paradise Hotel. According to Katie, Elvis felt isolated by the fame which made it impossible to go to a movie or ballgame. His voice was so recognizable; he couldnt even use a telephone. He said, I have a lot of things, but boy howdy, I have to sneak around a lot, Katie remembers him saying. With a half-century of hindsight, she wonders if Elvis pursuit of her was a last grasp at a normal life. Now the script calls for a loud, angry knock on the hotel room door. Opening it, Elvis finds Citrus Countys enraged 6-foot-tall, 300-pound sheriff, who would be a lazily drawn caricature of a Southern sheriff, if he hadnt been an actual Southern sheriff. He shoved Elvis aside and pointed at me. Young lady, your daddy knows youre over here. Then he slammed the door. Elvis looked at me and said, Who the heck do you know around here? A few days later, Elvis asked her to go back to Memphis with him, which she refused to consider, Katie never saw or spoke to Elvis again. Years later, she read Priscilla Presleys book. When she was moving into the front door of Graceland, Priscilla wrote, she discovered another girl moving out the back. That could have been me, said Katie, who married a military man after graduation and moved away from Inverness. But theres one final story twist even Elvis movie scriptwriters would reject as too preposterous: Katies third husband was an engineer who did Elvis impersonations. The first night we met, he did Love Me Tender, she said.A big Florida premiereWhen Follow That Dream premiered 50 years ago last spring, critics didnt hate it. Said Variety, by Presley pic standards, its above average. They didnt love it either. Some got a kick out of the Kings earnest aw shucks Lil Abner interpretation, which in these ironic times, reads as cornball naivet. Floridians will spot a few glaring errors in the film. The coconut palms on the beach are obviously dead. One crew member was assigned to paint the drooping fronds green every day. In another scene, the kids are trying to knock coconuts out of a cabbage palm. And wearing a tweed sport coat in August, as Elvis does in the courtroom scene, is simply suicidal. But none of that mattered to enthralled Citrus County residents, who formed a motorcade to the Marion Theater in Ocala to see themselves and their friends on film 50 years ago. The Ocala Star Banner reported that 1,000 people, including the wife of Gov. Ferris Bryant, arrived for the first showings in April 1962. Elvis, though invited, didnt show. One account reported it was hard to hear the movie due to the audience yelling, Thats me, and There I am. Inverness hopes Follow That Dream nostalgia will draw a crowd once again and substantial dollars to Aprils Elvis Festival. If theyre successful, Stillwell and the other organizers might want to do their own Elvis impersonation: Thank you. Thank you very much. E LVISF ESTIVALC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 A3 KING Continued from Page A2 Special to the Chronicle Film crew members set up cameras and lighting outside the Old Courthouse in Inverness during the 1961 filming of Follow That Dream starring Elvis Presley. Elvis relaxes outside the old courthouse in Inverness during a break in filming the climatic scene from Follow That Dream. Elvis liked to throw the football with the crew during breaks in filming Follow That Dream.


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Actress Shirley MacLaine is 79. Author Sue Grafton is 73. Actresssinger-director Barbra Streisand is 71. Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is 71. Thought for Today: To change and to improve are two different things. German proverb. Today in HISTORY C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 84 56 0.00 HI LO PR 84 59 0.00 HI LO PR 84 57 0.00 HI LO PR 82 58 0.00 HI LO PR 83 58 0.00 HI LO PR 82 58 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Mostly sunny.THREE DAY OUTLOOK Mostly sunny. Partly cloudy.High: 84 Low: 58 High: 85 Low: 61 High: 88 Low: 62 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Tuesday 84/57 Record 94/43 Normal 84/55 Mean temp. 71 Departure from mean +1 PRECIPITATION* Tuesday 0.00 in. Total for the month 1.70 in. Total for the year 5.10 in. Normal for the year 12.12 in.*As of 7 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 11 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Tuesday at 3 p.m. 30.08 in. DEW POINT Tuesday at 3 p.m. 59 HUMIDITY Tuesday at 3 p.m. 44% POLLEN COUNT** Trees were heavy, grasses were light and weeds were absent. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Tuesday was good with pollutants mainly ozone. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................8:02 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:54 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ...........................7:06 P.M. MOONSET TODAY ............................5:52 A.M. APRIL 25MAY 2MAY 9MAY 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. 81 61 s Ft. Lauderdale 82 71 s Fort Myers 87 65 s Gainesville 84 56 s Homestead 85 67 s Jacksonville 81 61 s Key West 84 74 s Lakeland 87 63 s Melbourne 82 66 s City H L Fcast Miami 82 73 s Ocala 84 57 s Orlando 87 65 s Pensacola 78 63 pc Sarasota 84 66 s Tallahassee 84 58 pc Tampa 86 64 s Vero Beach 81 63 s W. Palm Bch. 81 71 s FLORIDA TEMPERATURESNortheast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a light chop. Skies will be mostly sunny today. Gulf water temperature77 LAKE LEVELS Location Mon. Tues. Full Withlacoochee at Holder 28.17 28.08 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando 37.23 37.23 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness 37.95 37.94 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City 39.05 39.03 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 55 30 c 72 42 Albuquerque 69 47 s 68 47 Asheville 70 34 ts 72 44 Atlanta 69 48 ts 75 51 Atlantic City 48 43 pc 65 48 Austin 79 62 c 60 50 Baltimore 62 46 c 73 49 Billings 51 20 c 53 33 Birmingham 77 56 ts 72 49 Boise 55 26 s 62 34 Boston 43 41 .06 pc 66 48 Buffalo 68 41 sh 50 35 Burlington, VT 58 31 sh 70 43 Charleston, SC 69 54 s 79 61 Charleston, WV 76 44 .01 ts 68 40 Charlotte 69 46 pc 78 52 Chicago 59 41 .43 pc 51 37 Cincinnati 70 40 sh 52 36 Cleveland 72 45 sh 47 36 Columbia, SC 73 49 pc 83 57 Columbus, OH 72 47 sh 54 37 Concord, N.H. 40 29 pc 75 40 Dallas 69 46 .03 pc 64 47 Denver 29 19 .14 pc 50 30 Des Moines 45 34 c 54 32 Detroit 72 43 .05 pc 47 36 El Paso 88 63 s 77 61 Evansville, IN 72 50 .03 sh 53 36 Harrisburg 59 43 ts 70 40 Hartford 46 38 pc 70 42 Houston 79 57 ts 67 56 Indianapolis 66 51 .17 pc 49 35 Jackson 81 61 ts 69 50 Las Vegas 75 59 s 81 60 Little Rock 77 52 pc 60 41 Los Angeles 68 59 pc 65 55 Louisville 72 51 sh 54 39 Memphis 77 60 sh 61 43 Milwaukee 56 37 .42 pc 48 34 Minneapolis 42 28 sh 45 28 Mobile 77 57 ts 80 57 Montgomery 80 56 ts 78 55 Nashville 76 49 sh 58 38 New Orleans 82 66 ts 82 62 New York City 53 41 pc 74 49 Norfolk 56 50 pc 78 53 Oklahoma City 65 37 s 58 37 Omaha 41 30 c 54 30 Palm Springs 92 63 s 84 60 Philadelphia 52 43 pc 75 49 Phoenix 93 66 s 93 64 Pittsburgh 70 40 sh 60 36 Portland, ME 42 32 c 60 43 Portland, Ore 68 38 s 74 45 Providence, R.I. 45 39 .01 pc 68 45 Raleigh 67 47 .13 s 81 54 Rapid City 36 12 rs 42 23 Reno 65 40 s 69 39 Rochester, NY 64 41 sh 57 35 Sacramento 85 59 s 85 49 St. Louis 63 42 .39 pc 55 40 St. Ste. Marie 43 33 .30 pc 41 31 Salt Lake City 51 31 s 58 40 San Antonio 79 67 ts 60 52 San Diego 67 59 pc 63 56 San Francisco 76 53 s 68 50 Savannah 73 49 s 79 60 Seattle 64 39 s 69 46 Spokane 57 30 s 65 38 Syracuse 63 34 sh 69 36 Topeka 40 33 .43 pc 54 31 Washington 63 48 c 78 48YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 94 Thermal, Calif. LOW -11 Yellowstone N.P., Wyo. WEDNESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 89/76/pc Amsterdam 64/51/pc Athens 78/59/pc Beijing 74/55/s Berlin 63/50/pc Bermuda 69/66/pc Cairo 85/58/pc Calgary 54/37/pc Havana 88/70/ts Hong Kong 79/74/pc Jerusalem 78/57/pc Lisbon 75/54/pc London 71/51/c Madrid 72/43/sh Mexico City 79/54/ts Montreal 64/37/sh Moscow 53/34/sh Paris 70/49/pc Rio 75/65/pc Rome 70/59/s Sydney 76/60/pc Tokyo 63/56/sh Toronto 52/36/sh Warsaw 62/47/pc 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* 5:41 a/1:14 a 5:24 p/1:22 p 6:29 a/1:57 a 5:58 p/2:02 p Crystal River** 4:02 a/10:44 a 3:45 p/11:19 p 4:50 a/11:24 a 4:19 p/ Withlacoochee* 1:49 a/8:32 a 1:32 p/9:07 p 2:37 a/9:12 a 2:06 p/9:49 p Homosassa*** 4:51 a/12:13 a 4:34 p/12:21 p 5:39 a/12:56 a 5:08 p/1:01 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) 4/24 WEDNESDAY 4:41 10:55 5:08 11:21 4/25 THURSDAY 5:32 11:46 6:00 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY HI LO PR 85 59 0.00 Lawn watering limited to two days per week, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., as follows:EVEN addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday. ODD addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday. 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Vanilla Ice Goes Amish will debut on the network this year. Network executive Burton Jablin said the former rap star will live with an Amish community in Ohio to learn how they do construction. Vanilla Ice already has a renovation series on the network that will return for its fourth season this fall. Reverend Run of Run DMC will have a series next year starring with his wife and three children as they renovate their home. Life of Pi star praises Ang Lee NEW DELHI Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma credits director Ang Lee with setting him on a path to continue with a career in movies. Sharma told The Times of India in an interview published Tuesday that getting to work with the Oscar-winning director on Life of Pi was a blessing. The amount I learned and did was awesome. Ang gave me a path. Before that, I didnt even know what I would do in life, he was quoted as saying. After making the movie, I know I want to tell stories, he said. I dont know whether I just want to act or be behind the camera, holding the camera or just being the boom director. But I want to be on the sets. It has to be something to do with cinema, he said. Sharon Osbourne not divorcing OzzyNEW YORK Sharon Osbourne says she and husband Ozzy arent splitting. Osbourne addressed recent rumors of their family problems on Tuesdays edition of The Talk, the CBS chat show she co-hosts. She told viewers she had not been aware of her husbands year-and-a-half-long relapse into prescription drug and alcohol abuse, which he made public in an apologetic Facebook post last week. She says she is devastated by their struggles, but she added that the couple has dealt with worse before. Germany: Biebers monkey staying put BERLIN German customs authorities said Tuesday that Justin Biebers monkey is going nowhere for now even though the singer has apparently asked that it be removed from an animal shelter where it is staying and be placed in a zoo. Mally a 17-week-old capuchin monkey, was seized by customs authorities March 28 when Bieber failed to produce the required papers after landing in Munich while on tour. Judith Brettmeister spokeswoman for the Munich Animal Protection League shelter, where Mally has been kept since then, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her office has since received two emails from a representative saying he was with Biebers management company. Customs spokesman Thomas Meister said Mally will stay in the shelter until Bieber or someone with his power of attorney gets in touch with them directly. Bieber has until May 17 to provide Mallys paperwork, Meister said. If by May 17 there is nothing, then he loses ownership of the animal and it becomes the property of the Federal Republic of Germany, he said. From wire reports Subway/Associated Press Georgia Linebacker Jarvis Jones, 2013 draft prospect and newest Famous Fan of Subway, unveils a life-size Smokehouse BBQ Chicken sculpture Tuesday in New York. The sculpture is an artistic representation of the football star from the chest up, standing approximately three feet tall and made of almost entirely of Subway Smokehouse BBQ Chicken. A4 W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 000EI99 in Todays Citrus County Chronicle LEGAL NOTICES Ozello Water Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Fictitious Name Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Miscellaneous Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Notice to Creditors/Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Tax Deed Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11, C12


gave the mall 30 days to pay up. Mall management responded with an undated letter in which they disputed a total of $6,930 of the past-due amount apparently tied to attributable to a dispute over water usage with neighbor Office Max. The mall also requested the waiver of all late fees and agreed to make monthly payments of $25,000 by the 10th of each. According to the city, the mall also requested the city look at the current method of base rate calculations for commercial customers. The city responded to the malls request with the following positions on March 22: The city did not agree that the dispute involving water use by Office Max warranted the city reducing the past-due amount by $6,930; The city had previously waived late fees and was not amenable to doing so a second time; The city was open to the payment plan of $25,000 a month; The city would suspend the accrual of any additional late fees as long as the terms of the payment agreement were met. The mall has not made any payments since agreeing to the payment plan, according to Houston. He said concerns about the citys commercial rate structure have been raised by other business owners previously and the city hired a consultant to conduct a study. That studys report is expected soon, Houston said. But thats irrelevant to what is going on right now, Houston said. He said while it is unfortunate the city had to take actions it did Monday, the mall also has an obligation to pay its bill. We cant just let it go on without seeing some money, he said.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. According to the report, many of the plants approximately 600 employees will remain on site through closing and decommissioning and the company is assisting other employees in finding new positions with Duke Energy. Alternatives are being reviewed to replace the power produced by the unit, including the potential construction of a stateof-the-art natural gas-fueled plant. On water use, it states: We are partnering with the city of Crystal River and the Southwest Florida Water Management District to build a system to receive reclaimed water from the citys wastewater treatment plant. This will help reduce the use of groundwater by our Crystal River Energy Complex. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. DUKE Continued from Page A1L OCAL C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 A5 (1) Total Coliform. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that ot her, potentiallyharmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a w arning of potential probl ems. In March of 2012 we had a detection of Coliform bacteria in our distribution. Subsequent testing sho wed there to be no furthe r detection. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, pon ds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring m inerals and, in some case s, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, s eptic systems, agricu ltural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from ur ban stormwater runoff industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and res idential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-prod ucts of industrial pr ocesses and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic syste ms. (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas productio n and mining activiti es. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lea d in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. T he Ozello Water Associati on is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials u sed in plumbing component s. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushi ng your tap for 30 second s to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water t ested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Saf e Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contami nants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limi ts for contaminants in bo ttled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amount s of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More inf ormation about contaminan ts and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys Safe Drink ing Water Hotline at 1-80 0-426-4791. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These i mprovements are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Im muno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transp lants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk fro m infections. These peopl e should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appr opriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from t he Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). We at Ozello Water Association would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually impro ve the water treatment pr ocess and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have a ny questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed. 0424 WCRN 2012 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Ozello Water Association, Inc. PWS 6091322 Were pleased to present to you this years Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the qua lity water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependabl e supply of drinking wate r. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water is obtained from the Floridan Aquifer pu rchased from Citrus Count y. The water is treated with chlorine for disinfection. In 2012 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on Citrus Co untys Charles A. Black system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells There are 5 potential sources of contamination identified for this system with a moderate susceptibility level The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp .\ This report shows our water quality results and what they mean. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact our Gen eral Manager Gary Bibeau at (352) 7955331. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to lea rn more, come to our offi ce at 9769 West Ozello Trail, Crystal River, Florida. Ozello Water Association routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Fe deral and State laws, rul es, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitorin g for the period of Janua ry 1 to December 31, 2012. Data obtained before January 1, 2012, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms weve provide d the following definitions: Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking wat er. MCLs are set as clos e to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or oth er requirements that a wa ter system must follow. Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byprod ucts Rule (DBPR). The ID SE is a onetime study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrat ions of trihalomethanes ( THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Sta ge 1 DBPR compliance moni toring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR. Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinkin g water. There is convin cing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the wa ter sample. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the wa ter sample. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water. Millirem per year (mrem/yr) measure of radiation absorbed by the body. 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Other arrests Daniel Touchton 31, of South Prospect Terrace, Inverness, at 5:18 a.m. April 19 on a Pinellas County warrant for failure to appear in court for two original felony charges of petit theft and original misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence. Bond $15,026. Daniel Simmermon 43, of South Knobhill Terrace, Homosassa, at 10:01 a.m. April 19 on felony charges of burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief ($1,000 or more). Bond $18,000. Dadrian Gaines 38, of South Adams Street, Beverly Hills, at 5:25 p.m. April 19 on felony charges of possession of Schedule I, II or III drugs with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance (cannabis) and misdemeanor charges of driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer without violence and violation of probation on an original felony charge of possession of cannabis with intent to sell. According to his arrest affidavit, he was pulled over after a law enforcement officer saw him at a stop sign at West Gene Martin Lane and North Florida Avenue in Dunnellon and noticed Gaines was not wearing a seatbelt. Several bags of cannabis were found in the vehicle. No bond. Andrew James 45, of Northeast 3rd Avenue, Ocala, at 2:08 p.m. April 19 on a Citrus County warrant for failure to appear in court for an original felony charge of possession of a concealed handcuff key while in custody. No bond. Chase Ash 29, of North Percale Terrace, Dunnellon, at 3:37 p.m. April 19 on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. No bond. Jeffery Wagne r, 26, of West Eldridge Drive, Dunnellon, at 6:45 p.m. April 19 on misdemeanor charges of retail petit theft and trespassing after warning. Bond $1,000. Robert Williams 21, of Mossy Oak Drive, Inverness, at 6:41 p.m. April 19 on a Hernando County warrant for violation of probation on an original felony charge of possession of cocaine. No bond. William Lewis 25, of South Columbus Street, Beverly Hills, at 12:23 a.m. April 20 on misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer without violence and battery. Bond $1,000. getting there. He said the investigation showed errors that led to Messina over billing the county for recyclable materials was not a simple mistake on Messinas part. We didnt think it was an accident, Dixon said. Messina, who attended Tuesdays board meeting, said she was shocked to learn the sheriffs investigation had implicated her. This is the first Ive heard of it, she said. Thorpe said later he doesnt know if anyone on his staff contacted the sheriffs office prior to his accepting Messinas payment arrangement. Thorpe said it isnt his role to determine guilt or innocence. He added, though: In my opinion there was no crime. The county asked for a sheriffs investigation in early 2011 when FDS Disposal owner William Ray discovered billing irregularities. Ray was perusing county records while bidding on the countys recycling contract. Ray estimated the loss at $800,000, based on the bulk market price of recyclables at the time. Along with asking the sheriffs office to investigate, the county hired a private investigator to pore through thousands of records about three years of scalehouse receipts. The review showed Citrus Recycling weighed materials at both the landfill and its headquarters on State Road 44 in Lecanto, and then used its own scale to bill the county. The report showed Citrus Recycling owed more than $200,000 in overpayments. Messina paid $170,681 and forgave $57,157 in outstanding charges. Adams said he thinks the loss is closer to $2 million because the Citrus Recycling contract was for 10 years and the investigation only looked at records for three years. Thorpe said it was his decision to accept Messinas payment after the private investigator concluded the actual dollar loss. While he informed commissioners individually in private, the matter did not become public until Adams raised it in February. Adams on Tuesday asked each commissioner to state what he or she knew about the Citrus Recycling arrangement. Commissioner Rebecca Bays took exception to the question. I dont understand the point of all this, she said. Im appalled. We sit here week after week with this. There should be proper protocol. Adams stood his ground. I have a right to ask you that. This is county business, he said. Im trying to get to the bottom of the county missing a bunch of money at the landfill. Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. ADAMS Continued from Page A1 MALL Continued from Page A1


Associated PressNEW YORK An empty armory is set to become whats being billed as the worlds largest indoor ice skating center, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday in his latest bid to expand the Big Apples claim on superlatives. A block-long brick castle of a building in a workingclass Bronx neighborhood, the Kingsbridge Armory would become a $275 million suite of nine ice rinks, under a plan backed by former New York Rangers star Mark Messier and figure skating Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes. The plan points up Bloombergs ambition to leave a legacy of think-big projects, and its poised to resolve a yearslong, sometimes divisive debate over what to do with the historic armory and what the citys poorest borough would get out of it. Allowing this armory to remain empty and stand as a symbol of the abandonment that once plagued the Bronx was simply unthinkable, Bloomberg said as he stood in the chilly, vaulted, four-acreplus expanse that was the armorys drill floor. The Bronx is building, he added, a riff on Howard Cosells famous line, the Bronx is burning, uttered during a 1977 World Series game at Yankee Stadium to describe a fire nearby. The line came to encapsulate the boroughs urban blight of the time. The plan envisions turning the 1917 building into a year-round ice-sports hub, attracting both hobbyists and professionals. Organizers project 2 million visitors a year at the attraction, where one rink would be flanked by 5,000 seats for hockey tournaments and ice shows. While the neighborhood is not usually thronged with visitors, the project includes a 480-car garage and is right by a subway station. But backers also are emphasizing elements aimed squarely at local residents, including a planned afterschool program, 50,000 square feet of community space with details to be defined, and a promise to pay the facilitys estimated 260 workers at least $10 an hour, an issue that sank an earlier plan to turn the armory into a shopping mall. The center could give hope and optimism to many kids in this area, Messier, who was the team captain when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994. A number of other big projects have sprouted in the Bronx in recent years, including the new Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009; the Fulton fish market, which moved from lower Manhattan in 2005, and a shopping center thats being converted to a suburban-style mall. Amanda Wiley, 32FLORAL CITYThe Service of Remembrance for Miss Amanda Wiley, 32, of Floral City, Fla., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Miss Wiley was born March 19, 1981, in Inverness, daughter of Robert and Susie (Davis) Wiley. She died April 21, 2013, in Inverness. She worked as a horticulturalist for Jordans Tropicaire Plants Inc. Miss Wiley was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Wiley. Survivors include her mother, Susie Davis of Inverness; son, Brice Carlton of Floral City; daughter, Shelby Wiley of Brooksville; brother, Robert L. Curly Wiley Jr. of Floral City; sister, Lydia Wiley of St. Petersburg; stepmother, Katherine Wiley; stepbrother, Russell Rendall; and stepsister, Brandy Rendall.Garson Zeltzer, 80HERNANDO The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Garson Zeltzer, age 80, of Hernando, Florida, will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service, Thursday at the chapel. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Mr. Zeltzer was born June 21, 1932 in Rochester, NY, son of the late Harry and Pearl (Fishman) Zeltzer. He died April 21, 2013 in Hernando, FL. Mr. Zeltzer was a Tank Commander in the U. S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a photographer and owner of Gallery Unique Photography. He moved to Hernando, Florida from Michigan in 1996. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Judy L. Zeltzer of Hernando, FL, son, Ross Zeltzer of New York City, NY, 2 daughters, Marcy Parejo and Susan Delucia-Zeltzer, both of CA, and 4 grandchildren, Madison, Raymond, Axton, and Harlow. Heidi Johnson, 73 BEVERLY HILLSHeidi Y. Johnson 73, ofBeverly Hills, diedApril 21, 2013, at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. Arrangements by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Hernando. Helen Scott, 94 HERNANDO Helen I. Scott,94, ofHernando, diedApril 22, 2013, atCypress Grove Care Centerin Crystal River. Arrangements by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Hernando. 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He became the eighth senator to announce retirement plans for 2014, and the sixth Democrat. One public poll recently suggested he would have faced a difficult challenge if he had sought a seventh term. Republicans must gain six seats in 2014 to win a majority, and they said the retirement enhanced their prospects. Yet Democrats were cheered when former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who recently stepped down after two terms, swiftly expressed interest in the race. In a brief statement, President Barack Obama said Baucus has been a leader on a broad range of issues that touch the lives of Americans across the country. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican and Baucus frequent legislative partner, was complimentary, too. We ran the Finance Committee for 10 years together, and every bill except for three or four was bipartisan, he said in a statement. The Senate will be worse off as a deliberative body when Senator Baucus leaves. In a written statement, Baucus sketched an ambitious agenda for the rest of his term, topped by an overhaul of the tax code. Our country and our state face enormous challenges rising debt, a dysfunctional tax code, threats to our outdoor heritage and the need for more good-paying jobs, he said, adding several Montana-specific priorities as well. Baucus, a fifth-generation Montanan, was elected to the Senate in 1978 after two terms in the House. He became the top Democrat on the Finance Committee in early 2001. He has held the position ever since on the panel which has jurisdiction over taxes, Medicare, Medicaid, health care and trade as chairman when his party held a majority and as senior member of the minority when Republicans were in power. The panel has a long tradition of bipartisanship, but Baucus ascended to power in an era of increasing partisanship in Congress. Many Democrats were unhappy when he worked with Republicans to enact the tax cuts President George W. Bush won in 2001. And then again in 2004 when Congress pushed through a GOP plan to create a new prescription drug benefit under Medicare, a measure that most Democrats opposed as a giveaway to the large drug companies. Baucus stood with fellow Democrats in 2005 when Bush proposed legislation to partially privatize Social Security, an epic battle that ended in defeat for the presidents effort. He played a central role in the enactment of Obamas watershed health care legislation in 2010, although some inside his party complained that precious momentum was lost while he spent months on bipartisan negotiations that ultimately proved fruitless. More recently, Baucus has expressed opposition to Democratic proposals to use an overhaul of the tax code as a means of raising additional revenue. He was one of four members of his party to oppose the budget the leadership brought to the floor with a requirement to that effect. On other issues large and small, Baucus voting record reflected his rural state. Most recently, he voted against legislation that Obama backed to expand background checks for gun purchasers. During the debate on the budget, he was the only Democrat to vote for a proposal to reopen White House tours. Most members of his party viewed the GOP measure as an attempt to embarrass Obama, but it would also have meant more money for clearing snow from the entrances to Yellowstone National Park, a portion of which is in Montana. For more than a decade, Baucus has sought federal assistance for the residents of Libby, Mont., where asbestos contamination from a vermiculite mine has been linked to deaths and illnesses. Montana Sen. Baucus to retire Democrat known for having independent streak Associated Press Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., speaks April 17 on Capitol Hill in Washington. According to Democratic officials, the six-term senator plans to retire. NYC unveils plans for huge ice-skating center Facility would be worlds largest Baucus became the top Democrat on the Finance Committee in early 2001. He has held the position ever since on the panel which has jurisdiction over taxes, Medicare, Medicaid, health care and trade as chairman when his party held a majority and as senior member of the minority when Republicans were in power. Associated Press This artists rendering provided by the New York City Mayors Office shows the proposed Kingsbridge National Ice Center to be constructed in the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx borough of New York. The project is to include nine rinks on two different levels. One rink would be designed to host hockey tournaments and ice shows, with seating for 5,000 people.


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Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative iss ue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yie ld not shown. r Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t Paid in stock, approximate cash value on ex-distribution date. PE Footnotes: q Stock is a closed-end fund no P/E ratio shown. cc P/E exceeds 99. dd Loss in last 12 months. The Internet video service said it added 2 million U.S. subscribers during the first quarter, hitting the top end of its target. The Medicaid coverage provider said its first-quarter earnings fell 4 percent but its results still topped Wall Street expectations. The luxury handbag maker reported fiscal third-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations as sales rose around the world. The airline posted a small first-quarter profit as passengers paid more to fly. Revenue rose even though it cut some flights. The airline posted a bigger adjusted first-quarter profit as it carried more passengers, and collected more money from them. Stocks climbed on Tuesday for the third day in a row after strong earnings reports across a wide range of industries. Results were better than expected at handbag maker Coach, defense contractor Lockheed Martin and insurance company Travelers. 12 14 16 $18 JA FM US Airways LCC Close: $16.30 0.78 or 5.0% $8.99$17.43 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 12.3m (1.4x avg.) $2.66 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 5.0 ... 12 14 16 $18 JA FM Delta Air LinesDAL Close: $16.72 1.58 or 10.4% $8.42$17.25 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 28.0m (2.0x avg.) $14.24 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 14.1 ... 45 50 55 $60 JA FM Coach COH Close: $55.55 4.96 or 9.8% $45.87$75.87 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 20.6m (3.2x avg.) $15.6 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 15.3 2.2% 42 44 46 $48 JA FM Centene CNC Close: $47.07 1.72 or 3.8% $24.26$48.55 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 1.5m (2.6x avg.) $2.46 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 1569.0 ... 100 150 200 $250 JA FM Netflix NFLX Close: $216.99 42.62 or 24.4% $52.81$219.38 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 16.4m (2.8x avg.) $12.15 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 748.3 ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.71 percent on Tuesday. Yields affect interest rates on consumer loans. 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Interest rates Stocks gain Fake tweet shakes market for few minutes Associated PressNEW YORK Companies that do the best when the economy is improving led the market higher Tuesday after several of them reported strong quarterly earnings. Coach, a maker of luxury handbags, and Netflix, which streams TV shows and movies over the Internet, were winners after announcing profits that impressed investors. Financial stocks rose after Travelers earnings beat the expectations of financial analysts who follow the company. Thats a change from earlier this year. The stock markets surge in 2013 has been led by so-called defensive industries such as health care, consumer staples and utilities. Investors buy those stocks when theyre unsure about the direction of the economy and want to own companies that make products people buy in bad times as well as good. Until now, theyve been less enthusiastic about stocks of companies that provide discretionary goods and services and do best in good times. For a change we are actually seeing more cyclical parts of the economy lead the market, said Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poors 500 index both rose 1 percent, and for a third straight day. Stocks closed higher even after all financial markets were shaken in the early afternoon when a fake tweet on The Associated Press Twitter account prompted a sudden sell-off. A posting saying there had been explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama had been injured was sent at 1:08 p.m. The Dow immediately plunged 143 points, from 14,697 to 14,554. The AP said its Twitter account had been hacked and the posting was fake. Within five minutes, the Dow had snapped back. AP spokesman Paul Colford said the news cooperative is working with Twitter to investigate the issue. The AP disabled its other Twitter accounts following the attack, Colford added. Business BRIEFS Survey: Small businesses back minimum wage rise NEW YORK Small business owners support raising the federal minimum wage because they believe it will help the economy and, in turn, enable small companies to hire more workers. Thats the finding of a survey released Wednesday by the Small Business Majority, a group that advocates on behalf of small businesses. Two-thirds of the 500 owners in the survey supported an increase in the current minimum hourly wage of $7.25 coupled with an annual adjustment for inflation. Eighty-five percent said they pay their employees more than the minimum. The surveys results are at odds with the stand against a higher minimum wage taken by other small business groups. But nearly two-thirds of the owners surveyed said a higher minimum would increase consumer spending and allow small companies to hire more employees. Apple to dole out $100B in dividends to shareholdersNEW YORK Apple is finally opening the doors to its bank vault, saying it will distribute $100 billion in cash to its shareholders over two years. Apple says it will buy back $60 billion in shares the largest buyback authorization in history. It is also raising its dividend by 15 percent. Investors have been clamoring for Apple to give them access to its cash hoard of $145 billion. Apples tight grip on its cash has been blamed for the steep decline in its stock price over the winter. Apple is also posting results for its latest quarter that beat expectations, though net income fell 18 percent to $9.5 billion, and revenue rose a modest 11 percent from last year to $43.6 billion. Both figures beat expectations. Delta posts small 1Q profit; sees April slowdown MINNEAPOLIS Delta Air Lines got a little carried away with fare increases and had to adjust its pricing during the first quarter. It worked, allowing the airline to eke out a narrow profit. Delta has been aggressive about boosting ticket prices. Sometimes it rolls out broadbased fare increases. Other times, it simply offers fewer cheap seats on a given flight. Travel demand was strong heading into 2013, so tickets were priced accordingly, said CEO Richard Anderson. But automatic government spending cuts, higher Social Security taxes, and other factors kept some people from flying, so Delta filled seats with sales and promotions. That move helped Delta record an operating profit in the first quarter, a slow travel period thats usually a money-loser for the airlines. Excluding special items, Delta earned $85 million, compared with a year-earlier loss of $39 million. EEOC: Disabled Iowa workers were exploited, abusedDAVENPORT, Iowa A Texas company profited from dozens of mentally disabled men working at a turkey processing plant in rural Iowa where they were physically and verbally abused and forced to live in filthy, rodentinfested conditions, a government attorney told jurors on Tuesday. Employees of Henrys Turkey Service engaged in shocking and disturbing employment actions that violated not only the Americans with Disabilities Act, but a code of basic human decency, said Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorney Robert Canino. He said the company should compensate 32 former employees who were mistreated while Henrys supplied them as contract workers to West Liberty Foods in West Liberty, Iowa. Canino alleged Henrys supervisors hit and kicked the men, knocked them down, hosed them with water and subjected them to offensive names. He said the men were exploited and abused because the company knew they were vulnerable and unlikely to complain. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Henrys, based in Goldthwaite, Texas, after state officials shut down the filthy rural bunkhouse where the men were living and took responsibility for their care in 2009. U.S. District Judge Charles Wolle has already ordered Henrys to pay the men more than $1.3 million for wage violations from 2007 to 2009. The men were paid $65 per month 41 cents per hour regardless of how many hours they worked. The company received more than $500,000 annually, based on how many turkeys were processed, from West Liberty Foods for supplying the men to work on the plants evisceration line.United moves first 787 to Texas for battery fixCHICAGO United Airlines says it flew one of its 787s to a Boeing facility in San Antonio on Tuesday for the battery fix it needs to resume flying. United has six of the planes. Theyve been grounded worldwide for three months because two of them had smoldering batteries. Boeings proposed fix has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. Last week, the FAA approved non-passenger flights for the 787 like the United flight that left from Los Angeles. From wire reports Stan Choe; Jenni Sohn AP Source: Morningstar; FactSet Data through April 22 *Annualized CNI Charter Dividend & Income (RIMHX) 15.3% 13.0% 9.5% $1,000 1.38% Hodges Equity Income (HDPEX) 14.0 12.2 n/a 1,000 1.30 Vanguard Equity Income (VEIPX) 12.0 14.1 9.2 3,000 0.30 S&P 500 10.2 11.0 7.6 /KPKOWO\002 KPKVKCN\002 KPXGUVOGPV \025\017[T\f \002 ;&\023\022\017[T\f 'ZRGPUG\002 TCVKQ QVCN\002TGVWTP When is it time to sell high and move on from a winning investment strategy? Dividend investors may be asking that question. Over the last five years, the S&P 500 dividend aristocrats index, which includes companies with increasing dividends for at least 25 years, has posted an annualized return of 11.8 percent versus 4.8 percent for the S&P 500. The popularity of dividend stocks has resulted in higher price-earnings ratios; a signal that stocks are expensive. Utility stocks trade at 19 times their earnings per share over the last 12 months, versus a five-year average of 13 times. So, is it time to focus on the next trend? No, several strategists say. The reasons for dividendpayers popularity are only gaining in strength, Barclays strategist Barry Knapp says. Among the reasons he suggests for continuing to focus on dividend-paying stocks: \206\002*KIJGT\002[KGNFU\020 Income-seeking investors are tired of low bond yields. The 10-year Treasury note yields 1.7 percent. Stocks in the S&P 500 offer an average yield of 2.2 percent and greater potential for price appreciation. \206\002%GPVTCN\002DCPM\002UVKOWNWU\020 The Federal Reserve continues to buy bonds which has kept Treasury yields low. The Bank of Japan announced its own bond-buying program this month, which will lower the yield of Japanese government bonds. Barclays expects many Japanese bond investors will turn to U.S. bonds for greater returns, putting more downward pressure on U.S. bond yields. \206\002VCDKNKV[\020 Average investors are returning to the stock market and theyre attracted to the protection that dividend-paying stocks tend to offer during downturns. In 2008, the S&P 500 lost 37 percent while the dividend aristocrats index limited losses to 23 percent. JG\002FKXKFGPF\002IQQUG QR\002KPEQOG\002HWPFUThese large-cap value funds focus on dividend-paying stocks and have five-star ratings from Morningstar. 15.3% 14.0 1 2 .0 1 0 .2


O PINION Page A8 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 Make a difference With the tax year 2012 season behind us, which ended April 15, 2013, AARP Tax Aide of Citrus County extends its heartfelt thanks to all the taxpayers who came to our locations to receive assistance with their federal taxes, and e-filing. Those numbers are impressive; AARP Tax Aide assisted 6,674 Citrus County citizens receive $3.86 million in refunds. We are a tightly knit, highly trained group of people who believe we are truly helping many very deserving taxpayers in Citrus County. Many of you ask if we can accept monetary donations for our services. We cannot accept monetary donations at the local level. However, you can donate to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program via our website, aarp.org/taxaide. Any dollars donated in this manner will be made available to Citrus County District to help defray expenses, such as assisting some of our sites to make available Internet services, which we must have in order to stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological environment. About 50 percent of the nations adult population lacks the skills to prepare their own tax returns, and 20 to 25 percent of low-income workers dont claim their Earned Income Tax Credit. AARP Foundation Tax Aide helps lowto moderate-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns thereby providing assurance, at no cost, they have received all the applicable credits and deductions to which they are entitled. Additionally, because AARP Foundation Tax-Aide never charges for its service, anyone who receives our assistance will retain more discretionary income for everyday essentials like food and housing. Through a cadre of trained and annually tested volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax Aide has helped low to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years. With locations in every state and the District of Columbia, we help lower income taxpayers, especially seniors, in communities every day. Help us to continue this essential service for struggling taxpayers, by making a tax-deductible contribution. You can feel confident knowing that every dollar you donate will directly support this critical program which is administered by AARP Foundation. Please donate by going on line to www.aarp.org/taxaide and click on donate. The preferred method is via credit card. However, if you wish, you may also mail a check to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, 601 E Street N.W., Washington, DC 20049. If mailing a check, be sure to indicate in the memo field of your check, FBO FL1 D11 Tax Aide.John Clarke district coordinator, AARP Tax Aide Karen Mondrall communications coordinator, AARP Tax Aide, Citrus County Stop loud motorcyles! Lets demand that Florida follow these states lead! The California legislature this summer approved legislation making it illegal to park, use or operate a motorcycle (1) manufactured after Jan. 1, 2013, or (2) with an after-market exhaust system manufactured after that date without a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) noise emission control label (sticker law). The legislation, which has been sent to the governor but not yet signed, imposes fines of between $50 and $100 for a first offense, and between $100 and $250 for subsequent offenses. The Maine legislature enacted laws (1) requiring motorcyclists to prominently display a state safety inspection sticker, (2) making it easier to enforce laws prohibiting excessive motor vehicle noise, and (3) creating working groups to study motorcycle and highway traffic noise. Connecticut sets maximum noise levels for motor vehicles, including motorcycles, and requires that they be operated, equipped, built and adjusted to prevent unnecessary or unusual noise. Tom Morgan Homosassa WASHINGTON T he regulatory, administrative state, which progressives champion, is generally a servant of the strong, for two reasons. It responds to financially powerful and politically sophisticated factions. And it encourages rent-seekers to exploit opportunities for concentrated benefits and dispersed costs (e.g., agriculture subsidies confer sums on large agribusinesses by imposing small costs on 316 million Americans). Such government inevitably means executive government and the derogation of the legislative branch, both of which produce exploding government debt. By explaining these perverse effects of progressivism, the Hudson Institutes Christopher DeMuth explains contemporary governments cascading and reinforcing failures. Executive growth fuels borrowing growth because of the relationship between what DeMuth, in a recent address at George Mason University, called regulatory insouciance and freewheeling finance. Government power is increasingly concentrated in Washington, Washington power is increasingly concentrated in the executive branch, and executive branch power is increasingly concentrated in agencies that are unconstrained by legislative control. Debt and regulation are, DeMuth discerns, political kin: Both are legitimate government functions, but both are now perverted to evade democratic accountability, which is a nuisance, and transparent taxation, which is politically dangerous. Todays government uses regulation to achieve policy goals by imposing on the private sector burdens less obvious than taxation would be, burdens that become visible only indirectly, in higher prices. Often the goals government pursues by surreptitious indirection are goals that could not win legislative majorities e.g., the Environmental Protection Agencys regulation of greenhouse gases following Congress refusal to approve such policies. And deficit spending borrowing is, DeMuth says, a complementary means of taxation evasion: It enables the political class to provide todays voters with significantly more government benefits than current taxes can finance, leaving the difference to be paid by voters too young to vote or not yet born. Two developments demonstrate, DeMuth says, how delegation and debt have become coordinate mechanisms of legislative abnegation. One is Congress anti-constitutional delegation of taxing authority to executive branch regulatory agencies funded substantially or entirely by taxes the agencies levy, not by congressional appropriations. For example, DeMuth notes, the Federal Communications Commissions $347 million operating expenses are funded by payments from the firms it regulates, and its $9 billion program subsidizing certain Internet companies is funded by its own unilateral tax on telecommunication firms. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, another freebooting agency not tethered to the appropriations process, automatically receives a share of the profits of the Federal Reserve banks. A second development is the integration of regulation and debt-financed consumption. Recently, a Washington Post headline announced: Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit. Here we go again subprime mortgages as federal policy. Is this because lowering lending requirements and forcing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to securitize the loans worked so well last time? This illustrates DeMuths point about how unfettered executive government uses debt-financed consumption and regulatory conscription of private markets to force spending vastly beyond what Congress could have appropriated in the light of day. High affluence and new technologies have, DeMuth believes, led to unhealthy political practices. Time was, the three basic resources required for effective political action discretionary time, the ability to acquire and communicate information, and persuasion skills were scarce and possessed only by elites. But in our wealthy and educated society, interest groups can pressure government without being filtered by congressional hierarchies. Legislative leaders particularly, committee chairs have lost power as Congress has become more porous and responsive to importuning factions using new media. Congress, responding to the increased difficulty of legislating, has delegated much lawmaking to specialized agencies that have fewer internal conflicts. Congress role has waned as that of autonomous executive agencies has waxed. The executive has driven the expansion of the consumption of benefits that are paid for by automatic entitlement transfer payments, by government-mandated private expenditures, and by off-budget and non-transparent taxation imposed by executive agencies. Government used to spend primarily on the production of things roads, dams, bridges, military forces. There can be only so many of such goods. Now, DeMuth says, government spends primarily for consumption: The possibilities for increasing the kind, level, quality and availability of benefits are practically unlimited. This is the ultimate source of todays debt predicament. More borrowing for more consumption has no natural stopping point short of imploding on itself. Funding the welfare state by vast borrowing and regulatory taxation hides the costs from the public. Hence its political potency. Until the implosion. George Wills email address is georgewill@washpost.com. Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth, 1770-1850 Political kin, politically dangerous 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 SAFER OPTIONS Use caution when pulling out debit cards C itrus County has something special in its Seniors vs. Crimes program. The volunteer-based arm of the Citrus County Sheriffs Office works to resolve disputes when residents believe theyve been wronged, but not necessarily criminally violated. While the program typically weighs in when a situation is brought to the attention of its volunteers, it has also taken a proactive approach to matters including the dangers of debit cards. In a recent guest article in the Chronicle Seniors vs. Crime offered excellent words of caution to those who use their debit cards in a variety of situations. Tips were provided with various scenarios and the tips warrant repeating. Use an automated teller machine (ATM) inside a retail outlet, banking institution or other high-trafficked place. The more established the institution and controlled the environment of the ATM setting the safer. Check for ATM components that look beat-up or askew. There are devices used by thieves called skimmers that can be placed over ATM card slots to capture information on debit card magnetic strips. Debit users are encouraged to go to ATMs where the likelihood of skimmers is minimized (as noted, inside a store or at a bank). Skimmers arent familiar to most and, as such, can be hard to notice. If the ATMs appearance causes concern, its better to be safe than sorry. Rather than using a debit card, consider using a credit card at pay-at-pump gas stations, restaurants and other businesses. Debit cards are piped directly into your bank account. Thieves can drain your personal account. Credit cards come with the safeguard of an intermediary financial institution. Use only a credit card for Internet purchases, even if using a trusted website. Again, you dont want to provide debit info to anyone since funds come directly from your personal bank account. In general, using credit cards or cash is less risky than using a debit card because it keeps your financial information out of the hands of potentially unscrupulous individuals. Debit cards are convenient and a good way to avoid walking around with a cash-fat wallet, but these tips are simple steps worth heeding to minimize the risk of financial loss in a world with high-tech crooks. THE ISSUE: Debit cards.OUR OPINION: Know the danger zones. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352563-5660. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Heres an ideaI was wondering, why dont the major grocery stores in Citrus County put a barrel in front of their store and label it pet food donations and then take the donations over to the animal shelter? Avoid ER room Now I have to add my two cents about Citrus Memorial hospital. Various family members and myself have had experiences with Citrus Memorial. As admitted patients, weve always received excellent care at that hospital with no complaints. But every time any of us has had to use the ER, it has been a horrible experience. The ridiculously long wait times are especially disturbing, as the staff appears to be just standing around chatting, and the lack of quality care and compassion is astounding, and, God forbid, you arrive during a shift change. Ive learned the hard way that if its possible, well go to urgent care and avoid the ER. The ineptitude there is downright dangerous.Say no to toll roadThe Suncoast Parkway toll road does not need to go on further. We do not need it. We get to the airport now. Thats enough. We had the extension on and we fought it and we dont want it. Do not try it again. Cardinal Street is where theyre going to have the entrance and exit and I live on Cardinal Street and this is a residential section. We do not want your stinking toll road. Raggedy bunch I was watching the Rays today, Sunday, April 14. Maybe if they all shaved their faces they could see better and they could change their look. Pay for serviceI just read the No tip for you in the paper. Just remember, youre not paying for the meal, youre paying for the service that you get. The waitresses and waiters have no say-so over how a meal is prepared. They dont cook it. The serve it to you. Pay them for the good service you get.Support the mallI love the Crystal River Mall. They have the greatest shows there and you can wait in long lines to see them. I go to all the banjo shows. Love to have lunch in there. Theres a great selection. The sales at the stores have been super lately and I get my watch repaired there and I could go on and on. I love the mall and it has a new owner and Im very happy to go there. And everybody should support their local stores if they want to keep local stores. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and h ave less than a minute to record. COMMENTS will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. S OUND OFF CALL 563-0579 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE George Will OTHER VOICES


Citrus County Gospel sing planned in Lecanto There will be a Gospel Sing on Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Shepherds Way Baptist Church in Lecanto. There will be a free-will offering for the Life Choice Care Center, which has Christian crisis pregnancy centers in Inverness and Crystal River. Shepherds Way Baptist is located on Lecanto Highway between State Road 44 and County Road 486. Call 352527-9900. Register now for United Way eventJoin the United Way of Citrus County for its annual Spirit of the Community Awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club. Reservations are $20. Preregistrations required; deadline is April 25. Call 352-795-5483. Miami Ex-officer sentenced for taking bribes A former Miami police officer was sentenced Tuesday to just over a year in federal prison for accepting hundreds of dollars in bribes as a police officer to protect a check-cashing business. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola sentenced Harold James, 29, to one year and three months. P AT F AHERTY Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled an open house to discuss safety performance at the Crystal River nuclear plant during 2012. The purpose of the public meeting is not to specifically discuss the process for decommissioning the plant, but NRC staff members with expertise in that area will be there to answer any questions. The NRC will no longer staff the resident inspector office at the Crystal River plant and will instead use inspectors from the NRC regional office in Atlanta or elsewhere. The NRC inspects nuclear plants and monitors their performance on an ongoing basis, NRC region II administrator Victor McCree said. We will continue to inspect and monitor the activities at the Crystal River site as Duke Energy works through the decommissioning process. We will have further meetings to discuss that process and although we will be closing the resident inspector office, we welcome any comments or questions nearby residents may have. Overall, the NRC concluded the plant was maintained in a safe manner in 2012, but was subject to increased oversight due to an emergency preparedness issue during the first two quarters of the year. An NRC inspection found that the issue was addressed and the plant was under normal oversight for the second half of 2012. There will be posters explaining the agencys role, and staff will be available to answer questions about the plant and overall NRC oversight and inspection. On Feb. 20, the utility certified to the NRC the permanent removal of fuel from the Crystal River reactor vessel was complete. The NRC is currently developing an inspection plan for the plant that is consistent with the agencys decommissioning program. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty @chronicleonline.com. E RYNW ORTHINGTON Staff writerINVERNESS School board members on Tuesday rejected a pitch by administration requiring student athletes to contribute financially to the funding of an athletic program. Bruce Sheffield, coordinator of health, physical education and special programs for Citrus County schools, presented the pay to play proposal to Citrus County School Board members. The idea would have been an avenue of revenue for schools to help offset costs of insurance, travel, officials and school athletic programs needs. Sheffield said Marion, Pasco and Hernando counties have pay for play for those students who participate in athletic programs. The proposed fee similar to Hernando County would consist of a student paying $40 for one sport and $70 for two or more sports, with a family cap of $100. There would be no fee to try out for a sport. However, fees would be due three to six days after qualifying for the team. If a student was unable to compensate fees, arrangements would be made to assist with student fees. As an illustration, Sheffield said 260 students at Citrus High School participated in one sport during the 2012-13 school year. The school would have collected $11,700 in fees if the $40 fee would have been in place. The board was concerned with equitable measurement of which students could pay and how it would affect the enrollment of less-popular sports after school. Many students will tell you today that the reason they come to school is for that after-school program, said board member Thomas Kennedy. Board member Pat Deutschman said the fee would be detrimental to the students. What concerns me is that we are in a time where Florida seems to be in economic recovery, Deutschman said. If we tell parents that we cant afford football anymore, it is going to look really bad on our school system. Our number one goal is whatever we do with our budget cutting will not negatively affect students. The athletics really enhances the students experience in school. Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at 352-563-5660, ext. 1334, or eworthington@chronicle online.com. S TATE/L OCAL C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 A9 Pay to play? No way! School board rejects fees for student athletic participation Torch run hits Citrus MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle For the past several weeks, law enforcement officers from more than 300 Florida agencies including police departments, sheriffs offices, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs, Air Force Police and Marine Patrol have participated in the statewide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. Each year, more than 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1,500-mile relay through 67 counties in Florida. Tuesday morning the torch made its way through Citrus County. Members of the Citrus County Sheriffs Office ran and biked their way across the county. This event is held each year prior to Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games. The intrastate torch relay will start at the end of March and culminate at the games opening ceremonies on May 17, 2013. Officers from around the state join together to bring the Flame of Hope into the stadium. C HRIS V AN O RMER Staff writerBy a 4-1 vote, county commissioners agreed to hire a consultant to develop a five-year financial outlook and strategic plan. Robert Sheets of Government Services Group said he and partner Randy Oliver would provide a blueprint as a framework for what happens in the next five years. Of the members of the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, only one, Commissioner Scott Adams, did not support the move. I feel this should have been done last year, Adams said. I cant support any more consultants at this time because we have staff that I feel is capable and is getting paid to do that job. I cant support it, even though I know Mr. Sheets will do a good job. Commissioner Dennis Damato said the plan would assist with capital improvements, impact fees and the provision of services under the stormwater utilities implementation required by the federal government. Commissioner John JJ Kenney said it was the right company to do the job. Commissioner Rebecca Bays said the county needed this as a business plan. Commission Chairman Joe Meek said the plan would move the board from being reactive to proactive. Based in Tallahassee, GSG staff reviews, analyzes and offers services and funding alternatives. Its study will cost $31,680. The study will need to be completed in time for work on the next budget. County Administrator Brad Thorpe repeated the budget timeline. The preliminary millage rate will be set on July 24. It can be lowered, but not raised, so the debate can continue throughout the summer. On the consent agenda, commissioners, with the exception of Adams, approved a special meeting for the Fire Services Municipal Service Benefit Unit report at 1 p.m. May 7, a public hearing about an ordinance creating the Stormwater Municipal Service Taxing Unit at 3:30 p.m. May 14 and a public hearing about the ordinance creating the Law Enforcement Municipal Service Taxing Unit at 4 p.m. May 14. Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer@chronicleonline.com. Adams: County staff should build financial plan COME TO THE MEETING The open house is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Room 150 of the Crystal River plant training center at 8200 Venable St. NRC to discuss safety at Crystal River nuke plant Around the STATE From staff and wire reports 000DPXU 000EI04 Next to ACE in Homosassa ( 352 ) 628-3443 License #DN 17606 Ledgerdentistry.com FREE SECOND OPINION. We Cater to Cowards! General & Cosmetic Dentistry HONEST PROFESSIONAL COMPASSIONATE Most Insurance Accepted Se Habla Espaol Blackshears II Aluminum 795-9722 Free Estimates www.blackshears.com Licensed & Insured RR 0042388 Years As Your Hometown Dealer RESCREEN SEAMLESS GUTTERS GARAGE SCREENS NEW SCREEN ROOM GLASS ROOM CONVERSIONS 000EI0B HWY. 44 CRYSTAL RIVER 2012 2012 2012 2012 000EHI5 000EL09


Eric Toths five-year run comes to end Associated PressWASHINGTON Investigators said Eric Justin Toths five-year run as a fugitive began when he was fired from his teaching job at a prestigious private school after a fellow employee found images of child pornography taken with a school camera the man had been using. It ended during the weekend when Nicaraguan authorities acting on a tip found him living in that country illegally, with phony passports, drivers licenses and credit cards. The FBI has said its investigating why Toth was living there, but the bureau has previously said he may have been advertising online for work as a nanny or tutor. Now, investigators are trying to piece together how he avoided capture, even after being placed on the FBIs most wanted list, a notorious designation reserved for dangerous criminals that has featured the likes of Osama bin Laden and Whitey Bulger. Theyre encouraging any other potential abuse victims from other states to come forward as prosecutors proceed with a federal child pornography case against the 31-year-old Toth, who was ordered held without bond during a brief court appearance Tuesday. The fact that he is a known child predator and that hes been on the run for five years, we assume that theres potentially other victims in other places that hes been over the past five years, said Valerie Parlave, the head of the FBIs Washington field office. A federal public defender assigned to Toth didnt immediately return a call seeking comment. Phone listings for possible relatives of Toth either declined to comment or did not return phone messages. The arrest on Saturday, near the border with Honduras, ended a frustrating international manhunt for the computer-savvy teacher and camp counselor. The big break came last week when a female tourist who encountered Toth in a social setting contacted authorities after recognizing him, said FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire. Federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint Tuesday charging Toth with possessing and producing child pornography, charges that together carry a maximum 50-year prison sentence. Removed Associated Press City workers cut down the poisoned oak trees at Toomers Corner on Tuesday at the entrance to Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Harvey Updyke Jr. is serving a jail term after pleading guilty to spiking the oaks with a powerful herbicide, and experts said they can't be saved. Auburn fans traditionally roll the trees with toilet paper after a big victory, and tens of thousands rolled the trees after the spring football game last Saturday. Second home being searchedTUPELO, Miss. A second Mississippi man said the FBI is searching his home in connection with the ricin letter case. Everett Dutschke said in a phone interview with The Associated Press the FBI was at his home Tuesday for a search related to the mailing of poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. Senator and a Mississippi judge. Dutschke has maintained his innocence and said he doesnt know anything about the ingredients for ricin. Earlier Tuesday, charges were dropped against suspect Paul Kevin Curtis. The document said the ongoing investigation has revealed new but unspecified information. LA settles with women fired onLOS ANGELES The city of Los Angeles has reached a $4.2 million settlement on injury claims by two women who were injured when police mistakenly opened fire on them during the manhunt for disgruntled ex-cop Christopher Dorner. The settlement means they cannot pursue any future injury claims against the city. The agreement is in addition to a $40,000 settlement reached earlier for the loss of the womens pickup truck. Margie Carranza and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, were delivering papers around 5 a.m. Feb. 7 when LAPD officers blasted at least 100 rounds at their pickup. Hernandez was shot in the back and Carranza had minor injuries. Teen in court on terror chargesCHICAGO An Illinois teenager charged with trying to join an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Syria via a sham FBI website has appeared at a detention hearing in Chicago. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi shuffled into court Tuesday in orange jail garb, his ankles shackled. Short and thin, he appeared younger than his 18 years. The federal judge said hed delay a decision on bond until next week to give defense attorneys more time to prepare. When he asked Tounisi if he understood the proceedings, he responded in a highpitched voice, Yes, sir, your honor. Later, the Aurora teen cast a worried look at his parents on a spectators bench. A complaint cites an email Tounisi allegedly wrote saying hes willing to die but conceding hes on the small side for a would-be fighter. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A10 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Marching Associated Press Romanian soldiers of the ceremonial Guard Regiment prepare to march Tuesday during an event marking Romanian ground forces day in Bucharest, Romania. Iraq on edge after raid on camp BAGHDAD Security forces stormed a Sunni protest camp in northern Iraq on Tuesday, sparking deadly clashes in several towns and sharply intensifying rage at the Shiite-led government. The unrest and a spate of other attacks, mostly targeting Sunni mosques, killed at least 56 people. The violence could mark an ominous turning point in the four-month Sunni protest movement, which is posing a stubborn challenge to Iraqs stability a decade after the toppling of Saddam Hussein. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks on three Sunni mosques, and it was unclear if there was any connection to the storming of the protest camp. Sunni extremists such as al-Qaida have in the past targeted moderate Sunnis. But if Shiite militias were behind the attacks, it would raise fears of a return to the open sectarian fighting of 2006 and 2007 when Iraq was on the brink of civil war. The raid on the protest camp drew harsh condemnations from Sunni leaders and foreign diplomats, and raised fears Iraq is being pushed back toward all-out sectarian fighting like that fueling civil war in neighboring Syria. Car bomb in Libya wounds 3 TRIPOLI, Libya A car bomb exploded Tuesday outside the French Embassy in Tripoli, wounding three people and partially setting the building on fire in the worst attack on a diplomatic mission in the North African nation since the U.S. ambassador was killed last year. The attack in the heart of the capital put new pressure on the Libyas new leaders to rein in the lawlessness that has gripped the country since 2011, when rebels ousted Moammar Gadhafi in a civil war and then refused to lay down their arms. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion fell on the militias and the extremists in their ranks that are fighting the central government in Tripoli for control. French President Francois Hollande called the bombing an assault on all countries engaged in the fight against terrorism. France legalizes gay marriagePARIS French lawmakers have legalized same-sex marriage after months of bruising debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris. Tuesdays 331-225 vote came in the Socialist majority National Assembly. Frances justice minister, Christiane Taubira, said the first weddings could be as soon as June. France is the 14th country to legalize gay marriage, and Tuesdays vote comes a week after New Zealand with very little controversy allowed same-sex couples to wed. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated Press Nicaraguas National Police agents escort U.S. citizen Eric Justin Toth to be presented to the press Monday at a police station in Managua, Nicaragua. Toth was detained by police Saturday in Esteli, a city near Nicaraguas border with Honduras. Toth is on the FBIs 10 most-wanted fugitives as a suspect in a child pornography investigation. Associated Press Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two men accused of plotting a terror attack on a rail target, is led off a plane Tuesday by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto. Associated PressTORONTO A suspect accused of plotting with alQaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada said Tuesday authorities were basing their conclusions on mere appearances. Iran, meanwhile, denied any involvement. Canadian investigators said Raed Jaser, 35, and his suspected accomplice Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, received directions and guidance from members of al-Qaida in Iran. Iran said it had nothing to do with the plot, and groups such as alQaida do not share Irans ideology. Charges against the two men include conspiring to carry out an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group. Police tipped off by an imam worried about one of the suspects behavior said it was the first known attack planned by al-Qaida in Canada. In a brief court appearance in Montreal, a bearded Esseghaier declined to be represented by a courtappointed lawyer. He made a brief statement in French in which he called the allegations against him unfair. The conclusions were made based on facts and words which are only appearances, he said in a calm voice after asking permission to speak. Jaser appeared in court earlier Tuesday in Toronto and also did not enter a plea. He and was given a new court date of May 23. He had a long beard and wore a black shirt with no tie, and was accompanied by his parents and brother. The court granted a request by his lawyer, John Norris, for a publication ban on future evidence and testimony. I dont know nothing. Let the police do their job, his father, Mohammed Jaser, said outside the courtroom in a crush of journalists. Officials in Canada said Jaser and Esseghaier had direction and guidance from al-Qaida members in Iran but no financial assistance, and there was no reason to think the planned attacks were statesponsored. Police said the men are not Canadian citizens and had been in Canada a significant amount of time, but declined to say where they were from or why they were in the country. Bail hearings in Canada terror plot Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa Days after they were badly hurt in a car accident, Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana lay unconscious in an Iowa hospital while the American health care system weighed what to do with the two immigrants from Mexico. The men had health insurance from jobs at one of the nations largest pork producers. But neither had legal permission to live in the U.S., nor was it clear whether their insurance would pay for the long-term rehabilitation they needed. So Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines took matters into its own hands: After consulting with the patients families, it quietly loaded the two comatose men onto a private jet that flew them back to Mexico, effectively deporting them without consulting any court or federal agency. When the men awoke, they were more than 1,800 miles away in a hospital in Veracruz, on the Mexican Gulf Coast. Hundreds of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally have taken similar journeys through a littleknown removal system run not by the federal government trying to enforce laws but by hospitals seeking to curb high costs. A recent report compiled by immigrant advocacy groups made a rare attempt to determine how many people are sent home, concluding that at least 600 immigrants were removed over a five-year period, though there were likely many more. Now advocates for immigrants are concerned that hospitals could soon begin expanding the practice after full implementation of federal health care reform, which will make deep cuts to the payments hospitals receive for taking care of the uninsured. Health care executives say they are caught between a requirement to accept all patients and a political battle over immigration. It really is a Catch-22 for us, said Dr. Mark Purtle, vice president of Medical Affairs for Iowa Health System, which includes Iowa Methodist Medical Center. This is the area that the federal government, the state, everybody says were not paying for the undocumented. Hospitals are legally mandated to care for all patients who need emergency treatment, regardless of citizenship status or ability to pay. But once a patient is stabilized, that funding ceases, along with the requirement to provide care. Civil rights groups say the practice violates U.S. and international laws and unfairly targets one of the nations most defenseless populations. They dont have advocates, and they dont have people who will speak on their behalf, said Miami attorney John De Leon, who has been arguing such cases for a decade. The two Mexican workers in Iowa came to the U.S. in search of better jobs and found work at Iowa Select Farms, which provided them with medical insurance even though they had no visas or other immigration documents. The two were returning home from a fishing trip in May 2008 when their car was struck by a semitrailer truck. Both were thrown from the vehicle and suffered serious head injuries. Insurance paid more than $100,000 for the two mens emergency treatment. But it was unclear whether the policies would pay for long-term rehabilitation. Two rehabilitation centers refused to take them. Eleven days after the car crash, the two men were still comatose as they were carried aboard a jet bound for Veracruz, where a hospital agreed to take them. Immigrants sent home by US hospitals Child porn suspect captured


S EAN A RNOLD CorrespondentBROOKSVILLE During the preseason, Citrus baseball coach Brady Bogart said his teams main goal was to play two good games in late April in its district tournament. With a 4-1 semifinal victory over No. 5 seed West Port at Central High School on Tuesday, his clubs half way there. Junior Chad Dawson surrendered no earned runs in six innings while freshman lefty Austin Bogart slammed the door in the seventh for the save, and the No. 1-seeded Hurricanes feasted on four runs off five hits including three doubles in the third inning to earn a berth in the state playoffs for the second year in a row and advance to Thursdays 6A-6 title game. Our goal is to try to win the bigger trophy Thursday and play another home game, but (making the playoffs) is good for the program, especially with all the graduation we had from last year, Bogart said. Its good for (seniors) Tyler Beagan and Kyle Tobin, as long as theyve been in the program. Early in the game, West Ports offense looked like it might carry over its momentum from Mondays 13-hit win over Lecanto. But Citrus (13-13) took a benddont-break approach to keep the Wolf Pack (4-18) off the board until the sixth, even as six West Port batters boarded in the opening three innings behind three hits and two walks. Dawson and junior catcher Cody Bogart each picked off runners in the game and the junior pitcher also tagged out sophomore shortstop Jesus Rivera (2 for 4) near home plate in a rundown when Golf/ B2 Tennis/B2 Scoreboard/B3 Basketball/ B3 Hockey/ B3 Baseball/ B4 Cubs claim extra innings win over Reds. / B4 S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Annual sports banquet just around corner Its that time again. The high school spring sports season is winding down, along with the school year, meaning another Citrus County Chronicle Athlete of the Year sports banquet is nearly upon us. This iteration, the sixth annual, takes place 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at College of Central Florida in Lecanto. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a red carpet reception, which will include food, beverages, music and a photo booth. The award ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m., where we will name our athletes of the year in each individual sport and conclude with our major awards: Chronicle Boys and Girls Athlete of the Year, the Will Bleakley Boys and Girls MVP Boys and Girls Scholar Athlete of the Year and our Readers Choice awards. At the conclusion of the banquet, well have free raffle drawings where you can win gift certificates to various local businesses. We will begin handing out invitations to our athletes shortly, which will include three complimentary tickets to the banquet one for them and two guests of their choice. The athletes invited will be the finalists for player of the year in their respective sport, which we already have picked out for the fall and winter sports. By Friday, I will drop off the tickets to those athletes at their respective school. The spring sports athlete finalists are still being set, so those athletes will receive invitations by the first week of May. In our ongoing effort to let as many people attend as inexpensively as possible, individual tickets will be on sale for $10 each. Tickets are first-come, firstserve and go on sale Monday, April 29 at our Meadowcrest office in Crystal River. Tickets will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can only be purchased with cash or a check. They will remain on sale until they are sold out or May 23, whichever comes first. One major change: seating at the banquet is open and auditorium-style this year. More details will be coming in the near future but for any immediate questions, please contact me using the information at the end of the article. We think this banquet will be the best yet; hope to see you there! Jon-Michael Soracchi is the Chronicle sports editor. He can be emailed at jmsoracchi@chronicleonline.com or reached at 352-564-2928. Ichiro two-run single lifts Yanks past Rays Price still searching for first victory Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday night. Tampa Bay is winless in all five of Prices starts this year. The left-hander (0-2) allowed three runs and eight hits over eight-plus innings. Robinson Cano ended AL Cy Young Award winner David Prices night with a leadoff single in the ninth. After Cano stole second on a pitch by Fernando Rodney that struck out Vernon Wells, pinch-hitter Travis Hafner was intentionally walked and Lyle Overbay walked to load the bases. First baseman James Loney helped Rodney by making a sliding catch on Chris Stewarts foul ball, but Suzuki then drove in two for a 4-2 lead on a liner to center. David Robertson (1-0) worked a perfect eighth before Mariano Rivera got his sixth save despite allowing Evan Longorias leadoff homer. The only other team to lose the first five starts made by a reigning Cy Young winner was the 1989 Minnesota Twins. They lost in Frank Violas first seven starts before finally winning on May 9 that year. Suzuki singled with one out in the eighth, went to third on Jayson Nixs hit-and-run single to left, and scored to get the Yankees even at 2 when Brett Gardner hit a grounder to second. Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the seventh on Jose Molinas runscoring single off Phil Hughes, who allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. Ben Zobrist put the Rays up 1-0 on a first-inning sacrifice fly. The Yankees tied it at 1 on Wells RBI single in the fourth, but Price avoided further damage by getting a fly ball from Ben Francisco and Overbays doubleplay grounder with runners on first and second with no outs. Associated Press Tampa Bay starting pitcher David Price delivers a pitch Tuesday in St. Petersburg. Heat take off late Associated PressMIAMI Dwyane Wade scored 21 points, LeBron James finished with 19 and the Miami Heat took off in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-86 in Game 2 of the teams Eastern Conference first-round series on Tuesday night. Chris Bosh, Shane Battier and Chris Andersen all scored 10 points for the Heat, who now lead the best-ofseven 2-0. Game 3 is Thursday in Milwaukee. The Heat scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter, needing just over 2 minutes to blow open what had been a three-point game. Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points for Milwaukee, which got 16 from Mike Dunleavy and 14 from Larry Sanders. The Bucks starting guards, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, combined for only 15 points. And an already-daunting task for Milwaukee beating the reigning NBA champions just got tougher. James is 10-0 when his teams have a 2-0 series lead, and Wade is 8-0 in that situation. The first 2:23 of the fourth quarter decided everything. Andersen started it with a threepoint play, James had a layup not long afterward and the Heat were starting to roll. Another basket by Andersen off a pass from Ray Allen made it 77-65, and James found Norris Cole for a 3-pointer that capped the flurry and made it 80-65. Just like that, it was over. Jennings and Ellis combined for 48 points in Game 1, and the Bucks got blown out. So in the first half of Game 2, they combined for one point, were held to five shots that all missed ... and the Bucks were within 47-43 at halftime. Chances are, very few would have seen that coming. So much like in Game 1, Milwaukee came out for the second half with a chance of stealing home-court advantage. And for the entirety of the third quarter, the Bucks hung around, though the Heat showed some signs of getting things going. The Bucks got within 68-65 to end the third, but then came the run that Miami had been waiting for all evening. Jon-Michael Soracchi ON POINT C.J. RISAK CorrespondentEUSTIS Crystal River kept nearly everyone on Brooksville Nature Coast, the Pirates first-round opponent in the District 5A-7 baseball tournament, under control. Unfortunately, it only takes one. And Drue Brooks was a one-man wrecking crew for the Sharks. Brooks bottled up the Crystal River attack from the mound, surrendering just two hits. But he also supplied all the offense needed, slugging a two-run home run to carry Nature Coast to a 2-1 victory Tuesday in Eustis. The Sharks, now 12-13 overall, advance to take on 5A-7s top-seeded team, host Eustis, tonight in Eustis. Crystal River finished 8-15 overall. Once again, we play good then we play bad, and today it was almost like it was our turn to play bad, Pirates coach Bobby Stack said. We have a young STEPHEN E. LASKO /for the Chronicle West Ports Keith Owens gets caught in a pickle Tuesday between third base and home and Citrus pitcher Chad Dawson puts the tag on him in the District 6A-6 tournament semifinals at Central High School in Brooksville. One swing ends Pirates season Citrus clinches spot in regional with 4-1 victory over West Port See PIRATES / Page B3 See CITRUS / Page B3 PlayoffsSee Page B3 for other NBA playoff results.


HOLE-IN-ONE On April 16, Bob Hultzen shot a hole-inone on No. 11 from 110 yards with a 9-iron at Twisted Oaks Golf Club. Richard Gervais, Barry Reynolds and George Pappas witnessed the shot. On April 17, Jack Gresham shot a hole-inone on No. 2 at Brentwood. The shot was witnessed by Shelby and Llan LatzerBRENTWOOD April 17, Point Quota Group results. First+ 9 Jim Madden, Norm Knowles Second+ 6 (MOC) Jack Gresham, Art Miller Most over quota+ 6 (MOC) Don Gitings Closest to the pin: No. 2Jack Gresham No. 4Shelby 50/50 Winner: Jerry Walker April 20, Saturday Morning (HDCP) Scramble results. First Kenny McCabe, Dennis Ronk, Dick Emberly, Jery Krause Second Bob Day, Jack Coyne, Jane Coyne, Wilson Timmons Third Ruth Doring, Herb Duval, Dick Sherman Closest to the pin: No. 2Mona Evans No. 4Robert Haden April 21, Sunday Morning Scramble (early) results. First7 under Kenny McCabe, Anita McCabe, Chuck Curtis, Jennie Diaz Second6 under (MOC) 2 teams tied Don Oslance, Larry Cedrone, Emily Flanagan, George Batson, Wayne Brooks, Bill Owens, Louis DeGennaro, Don Gittings Third5 under (MOC) Birdie No. 5 Joe Goyette, June Goyette, Mike Wagner, Diane Wagner Closest to the pin: No. 2Jerry Walker No. 4 Jan Lassiter 50/50 winner: Don Gittings April 21, Sunday Morning Scramble (late) results. First6 under Dave Haschel, Tom Cox, Rich Nardi, Brian Ingraham Second5 under Donna Sprague, Linda Spraghue, Chris Sprague Third4 under Jennifer Petrella, Andy Petrella, Dawn Petrella, Matt Hewitson Closest to the pin: No. 2 (Men)Rich Nardi No. 2 (Ladies)Sandy Trap No. 4 (Men)Steve Leonard No. 4 (Ladies)Donna Sprague April 22, Monday Morning Mens Group results. First7 under Steve Leonard, Bob Staker, Rob Goyette, Pat Foss Second5 under Kenny McCabe, Charlie Kuntz, Vaughn Thornton Closest to the pin: No. 2Charlie Kuntz No. 4Kenny McCabe April 23, Mens Nine Hole League at Brentwood Golf Club results. Gene Thompson31 Seamus Graham33 Four players tied at 36: Hal Snider, Walt Novak, Ed Hildenbrandt, Rick Mazzacua OTGJ Graham, Frank Hughes All ages or ability are welcome to join in for a friendly round of nine holes of handicap golf. We get the round of golf out of the way early every Tuesday morning at Brentwood Golf Course. The league starts with tee time at 7:45 a.m. For information, call Frank Hughes at 352-746-4800 or email new216@ tampabay.rr.com.CITRUS HILLS April 16 The Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association participated in a game called Sixes. The requirements for the game are 3 best net balls on holes 1-6, 2 best net balls on holes 7-12 and 1 best net ball on holes 13-18. All best net scores were totaled for final score. These are the results. First Place118 Jackie Dziekan, Marilyn Campbell, Peg Crowley, Karen Radtke Birdies No. 1Carol Moon No. 9Helen Clayton No. 16Henny Feldberg No. 17Brenda Lindsey Nos. 3 & 5Peg Crowley Nos. 8 & 18Jackie Dziekan On April 17, the Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association on the Meadows Golf Course played Team Point Quota. First+16 Ed Ryan, Jerry McClernon, Dick Morelli, Joe Cachia Second+15 Tony Barone, Bob Prince, John Balais, Jim Kopka Third+14 Frank Tobey, WA Pace, George McGuigan, Harold Cipollone Fourth+11 Bob Miller, Jack Hammon, Mike Rizzio, Keith BainbridgeCITRUS SPRINGS On March 20, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best balls on even holes, 3 best balls on odd holes. First154 P. Clutter, D. Gonczi, G. Robertson Second157 J. Feher, E Colletti, D. Balas Closest to the pin: No. 4J. Williamson No. 8B. Hunt No. 11D. Sirmons No. 14P. Clutter No. 16B. Curry On April 16, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best balls on front and 3 best balls on back. First157 Bob Malloy, Woody Miner, Russ Woodworth, Doug Sirmons (blind) Second160 Rick Hancock, Walt Norton, Ralph Spitznople, Leon Smith Third161 John Lycke, Dave Balas, Jack Williamson, Malcom guest and Glen Robertson (blind) Closest to the pin: No. 4Russ Woodworth No. 8Pete Clutter No. 11Don Gonczi No. 14Dave Balas No. 16Woody Miner On April 16, the Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club played Hole Par 3 Mixed Scramble. First23 Linda Miller, Hazel Voss, Vaughn Rockney, Ed Turschmann Second25 Joan Coleman, RC Coleman, Rick Drohan Third26 Linda Turschmann, Walt Norton, Don Voss Closest to the pin: No. 3 (Women) Linda Miller No. 5 (Men)Keith Miller No. 7 (All)Senor Rick Drohan On April 18, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 1 best ball on par 3s, 2 on par 4s and 3 on par 5s. First124 John Lycke, Russ Woodworth, Jack Williamson, Rick Hancock (blind) Second126 Rick Hancock, Don Gonczi, Dave Balas, Bill Mannix Third127 Pete Clutter, Harvey Jenkins, Ed Starling, Leon Smith Closest to the pin: No. 4Ed Starling No. 8Rick Hancock No. 11Pete Clutter No. 14Malcom No. 16Leon Smith April 19, Points Quota Chicks with Sticks results. Jean OBrien+6 Marj Sibley+6 Lois Bump+5 Carol Lanzillo+4 Sandy Brown+1 May Forsythe+1 Carole Seifert+1 Jan Kominski+1 Closest to the pin: No. 4Marj Sibley No. 8Vickie Colebank No. 11Mary McConnell No. 16Sandy Brown 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 April 16, the Inverness Golf & Country Club Womens Golf Association played 2 balls using 1 low gross one 1 low net for a team score. Low gross89 Bev Black, Miriam Jacobs, Fran Hayes, Marilyn Kirkpatrick Low net56 Nancy Bennett, Diane Rozzi, Marilyn Jackson, Lavera Sasser Birdies: No 17Diane Rozzi Chip-ins: No. 12Dee KnoxLAKESIDE April 18, LakeSide Ladies Points Quota League results. Rosalie Gosselin +5 Carole Seifert+4 Amy Thomas+4 Jan Kominski+3 Arlene Elwell+1 Linda Miller+1 Closest to the pin: No. 2Mary McConnell No. 8Essie McLane No.15Mary McConnell 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.PLANTATIONMonday, April 15 points game results. Ray Jarzyna+3 Jim Brothers Sr.+2 J. Cioe+2 D. Stickney+2 E. Gerrits+2 Barry Reynolds+1 J. Russ+1 J. Carnahan+1 Wednesday, April 17, ladies points game results. Helen McIntyre +1 Julie Hogan+2 Thursday, April 18, points game results. Dinesh Patel+8 Dan Taylor+8 J. Seavey+4 Barry Reynolds+4 Robin Kerr+2 Charlie Bradshaw+2 Ed Hogan+2 Jim Brothers Sr.+1 Saturday, April 20, Member Member Tournament results. First Ed Hogan and Dan Taylor Second Lou Cioe and Dinesh Patel Third Wayne Bolle and Ray Osburn Fourth Terry Bottila and Judy Timmons Sunday April 21, Group Classic results. First Ed and Julie Hogan, Dan Taylor and Talu Pelletier Second Brenda Ferrell, Charlie Rash, Ed and Ann Marie Lohr Third Ray and Doris Osburn, Gail and Wayne Bolle Fourth Bob and Kim Hastings Jr., Bob and Jo-Ann St. Jean Fifth Lillian and Dwight Brown, Vivienne and Bob Walsh Annual putting contest results. Ladies Julie Hogan Men Tommy Gobel Overall Champ Ray Osburn7 RIVERS On April 17, the 7 Rivers WGA played Low Gross Low Net. Flight 1 First low gross81 Jorie Bertine First low net(Tie) 71 Bernice Bowersox Barbara Hart Flight 2 First low gross96 Carol Biedschied First low net73 Arlene Cox Birdies: No. 6Carol Biedschied No. 5Jorie Bertine No. 7Bernice Bowersox Chip-in: No. 6Carol Biedschied No.14Kay Koebcke Niners First low gross6 Dottie Round Barbara Thomas First low net38 Gemma Hertzog Yetta Hoseley On April 18, the 7 Rivers Mens Golf Association held their first Spring Fling tournament. Members invite a lady player to join them in an alternant shot format, with a luncheon to follow. Flight 1 First63 John Carver and Cathy Carver Second65 Harold Drone and Mary Slinkard Flight 2 First65 Wayne Long and Carol Biedsheid Second68 Steve Carroll and Dottie Round Flight 3 First57 Frank Wade and Nikki Sennett Second58 Paul Collins and Pat Collins Closest to the pin: No. 5BJ McKee No. 7Sonny McKee No. 11Paul Collins No. 15Barbara ThomasSOUTHERN WOODS On April 17, the Southern Woods Mens Golf Association played 1 on 5s; 2 on 4s; 3 on 3s. First-30 Doug Martin, O.J. Klim, Mike Medland, Paul Malarkey Second-27 Russ Fortune, Brian Hadler, Mike Kennedy, Mike Theodore Third-26 Ben Lee, Bill Gilbert, Soc Hiotakis, Tom Hendricksen Fourth-22 Gary Mosey, Erv Koch, Bob Chadderton, Rich Perry Closest to the Pin: No. 4Brian Hadler No. 8Bill Long No. 17Rich Perry & Gary MoseySUGARMILL WOODS On April 16, the Sand Blasters Mens Group played team point quota. First+12 Dick Cobb, Sam Hunt, Jim Rettick, Jim Turner Second+8 Rich Perry, Jim Duller, Frank Vanzin, Dale Vaughn Third+7 Jim Cottrell, Roger Kessinger, Jack Koskela, Frank Nolan On April 18, the Sugarmill Woods Country Club Mens Golf Association played Best 2 of 4. First-21 Hank Robinson, Ron Broadbent, Ed Skinner, Bill Moreau Second-20 (Tie) Rick Wehrheim, Tony Valente, John Rada and Paul Domino; Dick Tuxbury, Dave Sweeney, Bob Chadderton and Joe Gannon Fourth-19 (Tie) Frank Siemietkowski, Wayne Tice, Frank Wander and Bob Carriveau; Felix Tarorick, Bob Maeder, Ernie Pettine and Curt Hare Golfers of the week: Low gross79 Art Anderson Low net67 Felix Tarorick Low net Sr.62 Bill Moreau Closest to the pin: Cypress No. 3Hank Robinson Cypress No. 6Dick Tuxbury Pine No. 4John Lawrey Pine No. 7Bob ElgartB2 W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE S PORTS 000EN2G $ 2 0 00 The Original SUMMERTIME PLAYCAR D S a l e S t a r t s A p r i l 2 7 Sale Starts April 27 Purchase Your Card At One Of These Fine Courses Or Call For Further Details. Card Valid May 1 October 31, 2013 Plus Tax Pay $20.0 0 For Your Playcard & Receive 20 ROUNDS OF GOLF As Low As ONLY $22.00 *Plus tax. 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Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club 746-4425 $23.00 Eagle Ridge Country Club 352-307-1668 $24.00 Inverness Golf and Country Club 637-2526 $23.00 Juliette Falls Golf and Country Club 522-0309 $32.00 Ocala National Golf Club 352-629-7980 $24.00 Plantation on Crystal River 795-7211 $22.00 Skyview at Terra Vista 746-3664 $32.00 Stone Crest Country Club 800-249-0565 $24.00 000ENWD Call to get yours today352-795-7211 The Plantation on Crystal River is now offering a limited number of Social Memberships. $400 single, $600 couple Social MembershipJanuary through April $35.00 + tax Discounted golf rates with Social Membership: Use of fitness center Use of swimming pool Use of tennis courts Use of boat ramp Use of volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and croquette court 10% discount on food, 10% on pro shop merchandise (soft goods only)Social Membership Includes:May through December $25.00 + tax Local LEADERS T he 2012-13 local league season came to an official end with the luncheon of the Citrus Area Senior Ladies 3.0/3.5 Tuesday League recently. It was the last league to crown its champion: The Pine Ridge Mustangs. The Mustangs won the title with a total of 56 points, followed by Citrus Hills with 53; Sugarmill Woods, 51; Riverhaven Ospreys, 47; Crystal River, 40; Meadowcrest Racquettes, 25. The winning team was captained by Mary King and co-captained by Mary Lundberg, including the following players: Audrey Ahlefeld, Sally Douglas, Carol Jewell, Patricia Kahn, Lucy Murphy and Marilyn Butler. 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. Tuesday Team TennisThe title went to The Sugarmill Matchmakers with 48 points, followed by Riverhaven Reds, 44; Bicentennial Breakers, 43; Crystal River Chip and Charge, 28, Crystal River Yoyos, 10. The winning team was captained by Dyane Koskela and included the following players: Carla Chitwood, Sam Stiteler, Antoinette van den Hoogen, Cory Jensen, Virginie Berron and Catherine Holden. The women-only league is geared towards players rated 3.5. If interested in playing or willing 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 April 16: Meadowcrest Racquettes def. Pine Ridge Mustangs, 3-2; Sugarmill Woods def. Riverhaven Ospreys, 4-0; Crystal River def. Citrus Hills, 3-2. For information, email chairwoman Lucy Murphy at wjlrmurphy@embarqmail.com or 527-4239. Thursday Morning Citrus Area Doubles LeagueThe Pine Ridge Fillies won the league with a total of 122 points, followed by Skyview Advantage, 108; Bicentennial Babes, 97; Pine Ridge Mavericks, 96; The Bratz, 92; Sugarmill Oakies, 91; Skyview, 87; Skyview Aces, 80. In the 2013-14 season the team The Bratz will take over the chair. Contact information will follow. For information, contact chairwoman Diane Halloran at 352-527-7763 or tdhfla@ tampabay.rr.comLadies on the CourtThe results for April 18: No scores reported. 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 Bicentennial Flyers took the 3rd place trophy with a final score of 51 points, the Riverhaven Eagles took the 2nd place trophy with 61 points, the champions trophy went to the Pine Ridge Mustangs with 66 points. Next season the chair position will move to the Meadowcrest Aces. The league is looking to add new teams for the 2013-2014 season; if interested please contact the chairperson. All players must be at least 50 years of age with a 3.0-3.5 rating. Players cannot be both a member of a team and a sub. For information, contact chairwoman Linda Frankum at 795-3861 or lfra234@hotmail.com. USTA LeaguesSchedule for the rest of 2013: 40-up Adult (three doubles, two singles) May to July; deadline May 10 for team commitment, play starts May 25. 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. TournamentsMay 4-5: 2013 Cinco de Mayo Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament at Delta Woods Park, Spring Hill. Divisions: A (7.5 or greater combined NTRP rating), B (less than 7.5 combined NTRP rating). Fee $20 per player, cash, check or money order to Nature Coast Tennis Foundation, P.O. Box 5021, Spring Hill, Fl 34611. Eric van den Hoogen ON TENNIS Nicklaus amateur wins not counted Associated PressAt some point after he won the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus lost two major championships. Hes just not sure when. Tiger Woods has been chasing Nicklaus and his 18 professional majors. Nicklaus was chasing Bobby Jones, only the score was kept differently in his era. Jones was credited with 13 majors four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, five U.S. Amateurs and one British Amateur. Along with his 18 professional majors, Nicklaus won the U.S. Amateur twice for a total of 20. I was probably at 17 or 18 majors, including the Amateurs, and all of a sudden I had 15 or 16, Nicklaus said two weeks ago at the Masters. What happened here? All of a sudden it became professional majors. The U.S. Amateur was considered a major when Nicklaus played because it related back to Jones. When I passed Jones record, it was with the amateurs, Nicklaus said. That still was a recordsetting major in 1973, for even without the two U.S. Amateur titles, Nicklaus had 12 professional majors, which at the time was one more than Walter Hagen had won. Nicklaus recalls Browning making a commemorative 20-gauge shotgun after he won the Masters for the last of his majors, playing off 20-gauge and 20 majors. His best guess is that the U.S. Amateur was no longer considered a major when Woods won it a record three straight times from 1994 to 1996. Because they didnt really count Tigers as majors, Nicklaus said. Rather than counting Tigers as majors, they didnt do that, and they sort of took mine away.Player of the month The PGA Tour award for player of the month doesnt get a lot of attention, even though Avis has been donating $50,000 to the winners charity since it began sponsoring the award in 2012. Tiger Woods won the award for March, and the surprise was the margin of the fan vote. Even though he won a World Golf Championship at Doral and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill the two strongest fields of the month Woods received only 61 percent of the fan vote on a ballot that included Michael Thompson (Honda Classic), Kevin Streelman (Tampa) and D.A. Points (Houston Open). Associated Press Somewhere along the way, Jack Nicklaus two amateur major titles stopped being counted in his career haul.


Rivera tried to score on a ground ball in the first. We got out of some spots early with some big pitches and big plays to keep West Port from jumping on us, Brady Bogart said. Cody Bogart (2 for 3, intentional walk), Tobin (2 for 3, walk) and junior first baseman Ben Wright (2 for 4) each lashed liners for doubles during the decisive third-inning rally. The team combined for 12 hits after getting unlucky with three line-drive outs in the first. Senior Kenny Cooper fanned five and walked three while tossing all six innings for West Port. Dawson (two strikeouts, two walks and five hits allowed) discussed his execution and his ability to stay in control of the game despite three errors by his defense and 11 total base runners by a Wolf Pack club thats improved its hitting for this tournament. As a pitcher, you want to get confidence in the three pitches youve got and get up there and throw strikes, get ground balls and get the game going at your speed, Dawson said. It worked out great for me tonight. Austin Bogart fanned one and forced a pair of groundouts to retire the side in the final inning. Citrus will face the Tuesday winner between Central and Springstead in Thursdays championship game at Central at 7 p.m. The Canes are 2-0 versus the Bears but have a pair of close losses to the Eagles this season. If we get hot, thatd be great, but we just need to make the plays and throw strikes, Brady Bogart said. For the most part, we know what we want to do, we just need to executeS COREBOARD C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS TV BASEBALL 2 p.m. (WGN-A) Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox 7 p.m. (ESPN) Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets 7 p.m. (SUN) New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays BASKETBALL NBA playoffs first round 7 p.m. (TNT) Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder 9:30 p.m. (TNT) Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs HOCKEY 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings 10 p.m. (NBCSPT) San Jose Sharks at Phoenix Coyotes SOCCER 2:30 p.m. (FX) UEFA Champions League Semifinal Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid RADIO BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. (WYKE 104.3 FM) Tampa Bay Rays pre-game 7:10 p.m. (WYKE 104.3 FM) New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 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 TRACK AND FIELD Region 3A-2 meet in Tampa 12 p.m. Citrus, Lecanto at Leto High School MLB box scores Cubs 4, Reds 2, 10 inn. ChicagoCincinnati abrhbiabrhbi Sappelt cf-lf4021Choo cf4130 Gregg p0000Cozart ss4000 SCastro ss4000Votto 1b5011 Rizzo 1b5000Phillips 2b3000 ASorin lf4130Bruce rf3000 DeJess pr0000Frazier 3b3000 Castillo c4000Heisey lf4111 Hairstn rf2001CMiller c3000 Schrhlt rf1000DRonsn ph1000 Ransm 3b4121Cingrn p2000 Barney 2b4111Ondrsk p0000 Villanv p3000Hannhn ph1000 Marml p0000MParr p0000 Borbon ph 11 10Simon p0000 Paul ph1010 Totals364 94Totals34262 Chicago02000000024 Cincinnati00100000102 ERansom (2), C.Miller (1), Cozart (2). DP Chicago 2, Cincinnati 1. LOBChicago 5, Cincinnati 7. 2BSappelt (2), Ransom (1). HRRansom (1), Barney (1), Heisey (2). SB Sappelt (1), A.Soriano 2 (3), Borbon (1). CS Rizzo (1). SCozart. SFHairston. IPHRERBBSO Chicago Villanueva81/332226 Marmol W,2-1 2/310021 Gregg S,1-1120002 Cincinnati Cingrani752209 Ondrusek100011 M.Parra L,0-111/342113 Simon2/300000 UmpiresHome, Marvin Hudson; First, Jordan Baker; Second, Tim McClelland; Third, Jerry Meals. T:11. A,021 (42,319).Dodgers 7, Mets 2 Los AngelesNew York abrhbiabrhbi Crwfrd lf5000RTejad ss3100 Guerrir p0000DnMrp 2b4021 Wall p0000Famili p0000 M.Ellis 2b5244DWrght 3b3011 Kemp cf5020Buck c3000 AdGnzl 1b4210Byrd rf4000 HrstnJr 3b2000Duda lf4000 Belisari p0000Turner 1b-2b4000 PRdrgz p0000Cowgill cf2000 Fdrwcz ph1000Atchisn p0000 Schmkr lf1000Lyon p0000 Ethier rf4110Vldspn ph1000 A.Ellis c3012Edgin p0000 Sellers ss4131I.Davis 1b1000 Kershw p2000Niese p0000 Uribe 3b1100Carson p0100 Lagars cf2010 Totals377 127Totals31242 Los Angeles0100103207 New York0020000002 EKemp (3). DPNew York 2. LOBLos Angeles 7, New York 6. 2BKemp (5), Ethier (4), A.Ellis (5). HRM.Ellis 2 (2). IPHRERBBSO Los Angeles Kershaw532245 Belisario W,1-2100002 P.Rodriguez H,5110001 Guerrier100000 Wall100002 New York Niese21/331131 Carson21/321101 Atchison11/300001 Lyon L,1-1123311 Edgin1/342200 Familia12/310003 UmpiresHome, Mike Winters; First, Mark Wegner; Second, Tony Randazzo; Third, Tim Timmons. T:36. A,135 (41,922).NBA playoff glanceAll Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Saturday, April 20 New York 85, Boston 78 Denver 97, Golden State 95, Denver leads series 1-0 Brooklyn 106, Chicago 89 L.A. Clippers 112, Memphia 91 Sunday, April 21 Indiana 107, Atlanta 90, Indiana leads series 1-0 San Antonio 91, L.A. Lakers 79, San Antonio leads series 1-0 Miami 110, Milwaukee 87 Oklahoma City 120, Houston 91, Oklahoma City leads series 1-0 Monday, April 22 Chicago 90, Brooklyn 82, series tied 1-1 L.A. Clippers 93, Memphis 91, L.A. Clippers leads series 2-0 Tuesday, April 23 Miami 98, Milwaukee 86, Miami leads series 2-0 New York 87, Boston 71, New York leads series 2-0 Golden State at Denver, late Wednesday, April 24 Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 New York at Boston, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Brooklyn at Chicago, 2 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 4:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 New York at Boston, 1 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 Chicago at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 9:30 p.m.NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA z-Pittsburgh463511070155113 x-N.Y. Islanders462416654137135 N.Y. Rangers462418452122109 New Jersey4618181046109123 Philadelphia462122345129139 Northeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA x-Boston452713559125102 x-Montreal462714559141123 x-Toronto452515555138124 Ottawa45231665210999 Buffalo472021646123142 Southeast Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA y-Washington462618254145126 Winnipeg472420351126140 Carolina461924341122148 Tampa Bay451724438140141 Florida461426634107164 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA z-Chicago4534657314797 St. Louis462717256122113 Columbus462217751114117 Detroit452116850113112 Nashville461621941108131 Northwest Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA y-Vancouver462613759124111 Minnesota462518353118120 Calgary461923442126153 Edmonton451721741111127 Colorado461524737110145 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA y-Anaheim462911664134112 x-Los Angeles462615557129113 San Jose452414755118109 Dallas452219448127133 Phoenix451918846114122 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Mondays Games Winnipeg 2, Buffalo 1 Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa 1 Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Anaheim 3, Edmonton 0 Vancouver 3, Chicago 1 Tuesdays Games Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO New Jersey 3, Montreal 2 Washington 5, Winnipeg 3 Philadelphia 5, Boston 2 Florida 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 3, Colorado 1 Nashville 4, Calgary 3 Minnesota 2, Los Angeles 1 Dallas at San Jose, late Todays Games Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Major League Baseball National League FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE at Cincinnati-160Chicago+150 at Washington-160St. Louis+150 Atlanta-125at Colorado+115 at San Francisco-140Arizona+130 at Philadelphia-135Pittsburgh+125 at New York-160Los Angeles+150 Milwaukee-120at San Diego+110 American League Toronto-125at Baltimore+115 at Chicago-120Cleveland+110 Seattle-130at Houston+120 at Boston-155Oakland+145 at Detroit-175Kansas City+165 at Tampa Bay-115New York+105 Texas-150at Los Angeles+140 NBA Playoffs Tonight FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Oklahoma City11(212) Houston at Indiana7(187) Atlanta at San Antonio8(186) L.A. Lakers Tomorrow at Chicago3(181) Brooklyn at Memphis4(180) L.A. Clippers NHL FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE at Tampa Bay-110Toronto-110 at Detroit-135Los Angeles+115 Chicago-160at Edmonton+140 at Phoenix-115San Jose-105 BASEBALL COMMISSIONERS OFFICE Suspended N.Y. Mets RHP Christian Montgomery 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse. American League BOSTON RED SOX Sent RHP John Lackey to Portland (EL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS Placed RHP Octavio Dotel on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 20. Recalled RHP Bruce Rondon from Toledo (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS Optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled RHP Jose Cisnero from Oklahoma City. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Transferred 2B Scott Sizemore from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Michael Taylor to Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS Placed OF Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Carlos Peguero from Tacoma (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS Claimed LHP Aaron Laffey off waivers from the N.Y. Mets. Transferred SS Jose Reyes from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Reinstated 1B Freddie Freeman from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP David Carpenter to Gwinnett (IL). CINCINNATI REDS Sent LHP Sean Marshall to Louisville (IL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS Optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled OF Juan Lagares from Las Vegas. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Sent C Carlos Ruiz to Reading (EL) for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Reinstated INF Brandon Inge from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Alex Presley to Indianapolis (IL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS Claimed LHP Xavier Cedeno off waivers from Houston and optioned him to Syracuse (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Fired coach Mike Dunlap. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed LB James Harrison. DENVER BRONCOS Signed P Britton Colquitt to a one-year contract. COLLEGE ALABAMA Announced mens basketball G Trevor Lacey will transfer. CARROLL (WIS.) Announced the resignation of mens basketball coach and director of athletic advancement David Buchanan to become director of basketball operations at Drake. COKER Named Allison Stack mens and womens volleyball coach. HOLY CROSS Named Kevin Driscoll mens assistant basketball coach. JAMES MADISON Signed mens basketball coach Matt Brady to a four-year contract. NEW MEXICO Agreed to terms with football coach Bob Davie on a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season. RUTGERS Named Eddie Jordan mens basketball coach. TENNESSEE Named Bob Welton director of football player personnel. TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN Named Andy Hipsher mens associate head basketball coach. UNC WILMINGTON Named Houston Fancher mens assistant basketball coach. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 2 2 4 CASH 3 (late) 8 7 1 PLAY 4 (early) 0 0 0 0 PLAY 4 (late) 0 6 3 6 FANTASY 5 7 10 19 24 31 MEGA MONEY 15 17 28 41 MEGA BALL 12 Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Mondays winning numbers and payouts: MONDAY, APRIL 22 Fantasy 5: 1 12 25 29 34 5-of-51 winner$209,145.84 4-of-5240$140.50 3-of-58,135$11.50 W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 B3 CITRUS Continued from Page B1 team, we have some young kids and they made some mistakes. But there was a lack of execution, a lack of focus. We should have done better, we should have had a better effort. It was almost like they didnt know what was at stake. Crystal River had the early lead, scoring a run without the benefit of a hit. Garrett Lofley started the secondinning rally with a walk and moving to third on consecutive ground outs. Dallas Baldner then walked and got caught in a rundown trying to steal second, with Lofley sprinting home with a run to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. That lasted until the fourth, when Chris Lake singled just ahead of Brooks, who lofted a long fly over the fence to make it 2-1. It was his fifth homer of the season, three of them coming in the last five games. It was also all the offense he would need in this game. It was a fastball, right down the middle, Brooks said, an ice pack strapped to his left shoulder. I just did my job. There was no doubting his ability to multi-task. His pitching, his location, was a little off the first couple of innings, said Sharks coach Vito Tambasco, referring to the pair of walks issued in the second inning that led to a run. But once he hit that home run, you could see his confidence get going. Instead of starting counts at 1-0 or 2-0, he was starting them at 0-1 and 02. Kameron Pennington started and took the loss for the Pirates, despite a strong performance, allowing just those two runs. PIRATESContinued from Page B1 Knicks 87, Celtics 71 NEW YORK Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith added 19, and the New York Knicks opened a 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics with an 87-71 victory on Tuesday night. Raymond Felton added 16 points for the Knicks, who used a 27-4 run spanning halftime to blow it open and move halfway to their first series victory since the 2000 Eastern Conference semifinals. This is their first 2-0 lead since sweeping Toronto in the first round that year. Paul Pierce scored 18 points for the Celtics, who will host Game 3 on Friday in their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. They will have to be much sharper to avoid their first opening-round elimination since 2005, before they became one of the NBAs power teams again.Mondays late game Clippers 93, Grizzlies 91 LOS ANGELES Chris Pauls running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Paul finished with 24 points and nine assists and Blake Griffin added 21 points and eight rebounds. Paul carried the Clippers in the final 3:46, scoring eight straight points, including a basket that gave them a 91-89 lead with 1:20 to play. Mike Conley scored a career playoff high 28 points while leading the Grizzlies fourth-quarter charge that came up just short. From wire reports NBA PLAYOFFS Panthers deny Rangers Associated PressSUNRISE Marcel Goc and Drew Shore scored third-period goals, and the Florida Panthers prevented the New York Rangers from clinching an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. Goc broke a tie, and Drew Shore added a short-handed, empty-net goal to give Florida a 3-1 lead before the Rangers got back within a goal. Tomas Fleischmann netted the first goal and added an assist, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 36 shots for the Panthers. New York, the eighth-place team in the East, could have secured a spot in the playoffs with a win after Winnipeg lost earlier Tuesday. The Rangers have a one-point lead over Winnipeg with two games left. The Jets have one game remaining. Devils 3, Canadiens 2 NEWARK, N.J. Patrik Elias scored his 375th NHL goal, Martin Brodeur made 19 saves for his 669th victory and the New Jersey Devils earned a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. New Jersey, which was eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday, dealt a blow to Montreals hopes of winning the Northeast Division. The sputtering Canadiens lost for the fifth time in six games. Capitals 5, Jets 3 WASHINGTON The Washington Capitals clinched the Southeast Division title with a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Alex Ovechkin scored his leagueleading 31st goal, John Erskine cleared two shots off the goal line, and Braden Holtby made 24 saves for the Capitals, who have won 10 of 11 to secure a playoff berth with two games to spare. Hurricanes 4, Islanders 3, SO RALEIGH, N.C. The New York Islanders clinched an Eastern Conference playoff spot despite a 4-3 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. With the point they received by reaching overtime, coupled with a loss by the Winnipeg Jets at Washington, the Islanders secured a place in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Kyle Okposo tied it with 1:01 left in regulation and had an assist. Josh Bailey and Brad Boyes also scored, and Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves for the Islanders. Sabres 4, Penguins 2PITTSBURGH Thomas Vanek scored twice, Ryan Miller stopped 40 shots and the Buffalo Sabres edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. Jochen Hecht also scored for the Sabres, who never trailed while snapping the Penguins seven-game winning streak. Chris Kunitz scored his 22nd goal for Pittsburgh. Blues 3, Avalanche 1ST. LOUIS Chris Stewart reached career milestones of 100 goals and 100 assists and the St. Louis Blues clinched a playoff berth with two games to spare, beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-1. Brian Elliott had to make just 17 saves two nights after getting yanked in a 5-3 loss at Colorado that squandered the Blues first chance at clinching. Patrik Berglund and Andy McDonald beat Semyon Varlamov on consecutive shots in the second period to make it 3-0. Flyers 5, Bruins 2PHILADELPHIA Matt Read and Oliver Lauridsen scored goals 7 seconds apart to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Scott Hartnell, Jakub Voracek and Simon Gagne also scored for the Flyers, who failed to make the playoffs this season. The Bruins are second in the Eastern Conference and lead the Northeast Division, but the Bruins and Montreal both have 59 points. Wild 2, Kings 1ST. PAUL, Minn. Charlie Coyle and Cal Clutterbuck scored 16 seconds apart late in the first period, helping the Minnesota Wild break their five-game home losing streak and hang on for a critical 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. With a 3-7-1 record in the last 11 games since this month began and that playoff spot still unsecured, the Wild badly needed a victory. They entered the evening in seventh place in the Western Conference.Predators 4, Flames 3NASHVILLE, Tenn. Austin Watson and Matt Halischuk scored 1:23 apart in the third period to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. David Legwand and Nick Spaling had the other goals for Nashville, who ended the franchise's longest losing streak at eight games.


B4 W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M AJOR L EAGUEB ASEBALL Associated PressCINCINNATI Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth inning before Darwin Barney hit his first homer in the 10th inning Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Chicago ended its four-game losing streak after blowing a late lead for the second straight day. The Cubs let a two-run lead get away in the 13th inning of a 5-4 loss Monday night. Barney connected off left-hander Manny Parra (0-1), and Dave Sappelt added an RBI single. Marmol (2-1), who lost the closers job, came on with a runner on second and one out in the ninth to face Joey Votto, who was 1 for 15 in his career off the reliever with nine strikeouts. Votto singled up the middle to tie it. AMERICAN LEAGUE Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3 BALTIMORE Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a four-run second inning to beat R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Miguel Gonzalez (2-1) allowed three runs in six innings for the Orioles, who have won nine of 13. By taking the first two games of the threegame set, Baltimore improved to 5-2 in seven series this season including 4-1 against the AL East. It was the 100th consecutive game the Orioles have won when leading after seven innings, a streak that began in August 2011. Baltimore is 4-3 in one-run games after starting 0-3. Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer for the last-place Blue Jays, who have dropped six of eight. Athletics 13, Red Sox 0, 7 inn. BOSTON Bartolo Colon allowed three hits and the Oakland Athletics capitalized on eight walks, two balks and two errors to beat the Boston Red Sox 13-0 in a rain-shortened seveninning game. The As broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the third when Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, then added two in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth as they snapped a four-game losing streak. Colon (3-0) pitched all seven innings and had little trouble in the lightto-medium rain that fell throughout the game. He struck out seven and issued his first walk this season in 25 innings. NATIONAL LEAGUE Braves 4, Rockies 3 DENVER On the coldest day at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves won a game between the hottest teams in the major leagues. Starting a day-night doubleheader that opened with a 23-degree temperature, Justin Upton hit his major league-leading 10th home run, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis also connected and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3. Colorado and Atlanta each began the day at 13-5, tied for the best record in the major leagues. Pitching in short sleeves while many of the other players were bundled up, Mike Minor (3-1), allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. By the time Craig Kimbrel pitched a one-hit ninth for his eighth save in eight chances, the temperature had warmed up to 27. Pirates 2, Phillies 0 PHILADELPHIA Jeff Locke pitched six smooth innings of two-hit ball and Gaby Sanchez homered off Cole Hamels to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0. Locke (2-1) struck out six and walked two. After wriggling out of a jam in the fourth, he retired his last eight batters striking out three of the final four. Sanchez also doubled and Brandon Inge had an RBI double in his Pirates debut to help Pittsburgh win for the fifth time in seven games. After opening the season with a pair of poor outings, Hamels (0-3) pitched well for the third straight start but was hurt by a lack of run support again. In eight innings, the left-hander gave up two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk. Dodgers 7, Mets 2 NEW YORK Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over New York 7-2. Ellis got four hits and drove in four runs. He hit his 100th career homer in the fifth inning, then connected for a tiebreaking, three-run shot with two outs in the seventh. Ellis had three RBIs on Sunday at Baltimore when the Dodgers stopped a six-game losing streak. He had not homered since Sept. 20 until tagging the Mets in the series opener. The ball Ellis hit that really hurt the Mets came in the third when his comebacker struck Niese in the lower right leg. Niese hopped toward the clubhouse with a bruise, and the Mets said hes day-to-day.Cardinals 2, Nationals 0WASHINGTON Adam Wainwright extended his sterling start to the season and Washingtons mediocre one by coming within two outs of his second shutout, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Nationals 2-0. The right-hander (4-1) lowered his ERA to 1.93 by going 8 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing only five hits. Edward Mujica got the final two outs for his third save. Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran drove in runs in the fourth off Nationals lefty Ross Detwiler (1-1), who gave up eight hits across six innings. The Nationals, who led the majors with 98 wins last season and were a popular pick to do well in 2013, lost for the eighth time in their past 11 games to fall to 10-10. In all, Wainwright struck out nine batters LaRoche, four times, including in the ninth after Harpers leadoff double and had that lone walk. INTERLEAGUE Twins 4, Marlins 3MINNEAPOLIS Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run and Kevin Correia gave up two runs in seven innings, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Miami Marlins 4-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Arcias three-run homer in the fourth backed Correia (2-1), who allowed five hits and struck out five. The Twins shrugged off yet another chilly day at Target Field to win their fifth straight. Brian Dozier had three hits, and Glen Perkins earned his sixth save. Jose Fernandez (0-2) gave up four runs and six hits for the Marlins, who are off to a franchise-worst 4-16 start. Joe Mahoney had two hits and two RBIs for Miami. AL Associated Press Chicago Cub Cody Ransom hits a double Tuesday in the fifth inning in Cincinnati as Reds catcher Corky Miller watches the play. Cubs turn tables on Reds Red Sox, Phillies and Nationals blanked at home AMERICAN LEAGUE Mondays Games Boston 9, Oakland 6 Baltimore 2, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 7, Houston 1 Miami at Minnesota, ppd., rain Texas 7, L.A. Angels 6 Tuesdays Games Minnesota 4, Miami 3, 1st game Oakland 13, Boston 0, 7 innings Baltimore 4, Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3 Miami at Minnesota, late Seattle at Houston, late Texas at L.A. Angels, late Cleveland at Chicago, ppd., rain Kansas City at Detroit, ppd., rain Todays Games Toronto (Morrow 0-2) at Baltimore (Stinson 0-0), 12:35 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 1-2) at Houston (Harrell 1-2), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 1-3) at Boston (Lester 3-0), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 0-1) at Detroit (Verlander 22), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 3-0) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Darvish 3-1) at L.A. Angels (Williams 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Thursdays Games Kansas City at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Boston, 6:35 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEMondays Games Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 3, Washington 2 Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 13 innings Miami at Minnesota, ppd., rain Atlanta at Colorado, ppd., snow Milwaukee 7, San Diego 1 San Francisco 5, Arizona 4 Tuesdays Games Minnesota 4, Miami 3, 1st game Atlanta 4, Colorado 3, 1st game Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 2, Washington 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati 2, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 7, N.Y. Mets 2 Miami at Minnesota, late Atlanta at Colorado, late Milwaukee at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Todays Games Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-3) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 12:35 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-1) at Washington (Strasburg 13), 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 2-1) at Colorado (Chatwood 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Arizona (Kennedy 1-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 3-0), 3:45 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 2-0) at Philadelphia (Halladay 2-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 4-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 2-0) at San Diego (Volquez 0-3), 10:10 p.m. Thursdays Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Yankees 4, Rays 3New YorkTampa Bay abrhbiabrhbi Gardnr cf4001Jnnngs cf3110 Nunez ss4110RRorts 2b4010 Cano 2b4120Zobrist rf3001 V.Wells lf4011Longori 3b4111 BFrncs dh3000Joyce lf3100 Hafner ph-dh0100YEscor ss4000 Overay 1b3000Loney 1b4020 CStwrt c4010JMolin c3011 ISuzuki rf4122KJhnsn dh3010 J.Nix 3b4020 Totals344 94Totals31373 New York0001000124 Tampa Bay1000001013 DPTampa Bay 3. LOBNew York 5, Tampa Bay 4. 2BR.Roberts (2). HRLongoria (5). SBNunez (2), Cano (1). CSI.Suzuki (1), Jennings (2). SFZobrist. IPHRERBBSO New York P.Hughes762226 D.Robertson W,1-0100002 Rivera S,6-6111100 Tampa Bay Price L,0-2883305 Rodney111122 Price pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. WPPrice. UmpiresHome, Rob Drake; First, Sam Holbrook; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Andy Fletcher. T:53. A,644 (34,078).Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3 TorontoBaltimore abrhbiabrhbi Kawsk ss3000McLoth lf3010 DeRosa ph0000Machd 3b3022 Lind dh2110Markks rf3000 RDavis ph0000A.Jones cf4110 Bautist rf3100C.Davis 1b4110 Encrnc 1b2113Wieters c3111 MeCarr lf4010Hardy ss4000 Lawrie 3b4000Flahrty 2b1100 Rasms cf4010Reimld dh2001 MIzturs 2b4010 Bonifac pr0000 HBlanc c2010 Arencii ph-c2000 Totals30363Totals27464 Toronto0000030003 Baltimore04000000x4 ELawrie (2). DPToronto 1, Baltimore 2. LOBToronto 6, Baltimore 6. 2BRasmus (5), Machado (6). 3BMe.Cabrera (2). HREncarnacion (3). SR.Davis. SFReimold. IPHRERBBSO Toronto Dickey L,2-3664454 Cecil11/300011 E.Rogers2-300001 Baltimore Mig.Gonzalez W,2-1653334 Matusz H,3100012 Strop H,2100011 Ji.Johnson S,8-8110002 Matusz pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WPDickey, Cecil. PBH.Blanco. UmpiresHome, Alfonso Marquez; First, Mike DiMuro; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Ted Barrett. T:29. A,272 (45,971).Athletics 13, Red Sox 0, 7 inn. OaklandBoston abrhbiabrhbi Crisp cf4222Ellsury cf2000 C.Wells ph-lf1000Victorn rf3000 Jaso c4232Pedroia 2b3010 S.Smith dh4213Ciriaco 2b0000 Lowrie ss5010Napoli 1b3000 Moss 1b4232Carp lf0000 Dnldsn 3b2111Nava lf-1b3000 Reddck rf4122Mdlrks 3b3000 CYoung lf-cf3100Sltlmch c3010 Sogard 2b2200JGoms dh2010 Drew ss2000 Totals33131312Totals24030 Oakland006241013 Boston00000000 EMiddlebrooks (1), Aceves (1). DPBoston 1. LOBOakland 8, Boston 4. 2BCrisp (8), Jaso (3), Reddick (4). HRS.Smith (2). SF Donaldson. IPHRERBBSO Oakland Colon W,3-0730017 Boston Aceves L,1-131/378743 S.Wright32/365544 PBSaltalamacchia. BalkAceves 2. UmpiresHome, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Mike Estabrook. T:33 (Rain delay: 0:37). A,006 (37,499). NL First Game Braves 4, Rockies 3 AtlantaColorado abrhbiabrhbi Smmns ss4000Fowler cf4120 BUpton cf5000Rutledg 2b3011 J.Upton lf4111CGnzlz lf4000 FFrmn 1b3010Tlwtzk ss3100 CJhnsn 3b4110Cuddyr rf3110 Gattis c4111Rosario c4011 Uggla 2b4112Pachec 1b4011 RJhnsn rf4040Nelson 3b3000 Minor p2000Francis p2000 Avilan p0000Scahill p0000 OFlhrt p0000EYong ph1000 JSchafr ph0000Escaln p0000 Kimrel p0000 Totals34494Totals31363 Atlanta1201000004 Colorado0210000003 LOBAtlanta 7, Colorado 4. 2BR.Johnson 3 (4), Cuddyer (4). 3BFowler (1). HRJ.Upton (10), Gattis (6), Uggla (4). SBRutledge (5). CSRosario (1). SMinor, J.Schafer, Rutledge. IPHRERBBSO Atlanta Minor W,3-1653325 Avilan H,2100000 OFlaherty H,6100000 Kimbrel S,8-8110002 Colorado Francis L,1-2464425 Scahill310002 Escalona220002 UmpiresHome, Scott Barry; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Mike Everitt; Third, Marty Foster. T:37. A,124 (50,398).Pirates 2, Phillies 0 PittsburghPhiladelphia abrhbiabrhbi SMarte lf5020Rollins ss4000 Tabata rf4000Galvis 2b3000 Watson p0000Utley ph-2b1000 Melncn p0000MYong 3b3010 Grilli p0000Howard 1b4010 McCtch cf4000Aumont p0000 GSnchz 1b3121Mayrry rf4010 RMartn c4010Brown lf3000 Walker 2b4110Revere cf4000 Inge 3b4011Kratz c2000 Barmes ss4000Hamels p1000 Locke p2000L.Nix ph-1b1010 Snider ph-rf2000 Totals36272Totals30040 Pittsburgh0001000102 Philadelphia0000000000 ES.Marte (2), Rollins (2), M.Young (1). DP Pittsburgh 1. LOBPittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 7. 2BS.Marte (5), G.Sanchez (2), Inge (1), Howard (5). 3BMayberry (1). HRG.Sanchez (2). SBS.Marte (3). SHamels. IPHRERBBSO Pittsburgh Locke W,2-1620026 Watson H,5100002 Melancon H,7120001 Grilli S,8-8100002 Philadelphia Hamels L,0-3872216 Aumont100000 HBPby Locke (Brown). UmpiresHome, Brian Knight; First, Dan Iassogna; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T:44. A,002 (43,651).Cardinals 2, Nationals 0 St. LouisWashington abrhbiabrhbi SRonsn cf3110Span cf4010 Craig 1b4121Werth rf4000 Hollidy lf4020Harper lf3020 Beltran rf4011LaRoch 1b4000 YMolin c2000Dsmnd ss4000 Freese 3b4000Rendon 3b3000 Mujica p0000Tracy ph1000 MCrpnt 2b4000Espinos 2b3000 Kozma ss3020KSuzuk c3010 Wnwrg p2000Detwilr p1000 Descals 2b0000Berndn ph1000 HRdrgz p0000 Lmrdzz ph1010 Clipprd p0000 Totals30282Totals32050 St. Louis0002000002 Washington0000000000 DPWashington 4. LOBSt. Louis 5, Washington 6. 2BCraig (7), Holliday (5), Harper (4). SWainwright. IPHRERBBSO St. Louis Wainwright W,4-181/350019 Mujica S,3-32-300000 Washington Detwiler L,1-1682222 H.Rodriguez200012 Clippard100000 WPWainwright. BalkH.Rodriguez. UmpiresHome, Cory Blaser; First, Jim Joyce; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Jim Wolf. T:42. A,986 (41,418).Interleague First Game Twins 4, Marlins 3MiamiMinnesota abrhbiabrhbi Pierre lf4110Dozier 2b4130 Polanc 3b3010Mauer c3000 Stanton rf3000Wlngh lf3000 Dobbs dh4111Mornea 1b4011 Ruggin cf4110Parmel rf4110 Mahny 1b3022Plouffe 3b3110 Valaika ph1000Arcia dh4113 Olivo c4000Hicks cf2000 NGreen ss4000Flormn ss3000 DSolan 2b2000 Totals32363Totals30474 Miami0002000103 Minnesota10030000x4 DPMiami 1, Minnesota 1. LOBMiami 5, Minnesota 6. 2BPierre (3), Ruggiano (5). 3B Dozier (2). HRArcia (1). SBDozier (1). IPHRERBBSO Miami Fernandez L,0-2564422 Webb310011 Minnesota Correia W,2-1752215 Burton H,5111100 Perkins S,6-6100003 HBPby Fernandez (Willingham), by Burton (Polanco, Stanton). BalkFernandez. UmpiresHome, Gary Cederstrom; First, David Rackley; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Vic Carapazza. T:26. A,716 (39,021). Rays schedule April 24 vs N.Y. Yankees April 25 at Chicago Sox April 26 at Chicago Sox April 27 at Chicago Sox April 28 at Chicago Sox April 30 at Kansas City May 1 at Kansas City May 2 at Kansas City May 3 at Colorado May 4 at Colorado May 5 at Colorado May 6 vs Toronto May 7 vs Toronto May 8 vs Toronto May 9 vs Toronto May 10 vs San Diego May 11 vs San Diego May 12 vs San Diego May 14 vs Boston May 15 vs Boston May 16 vs Boston May 17 at Baltimore May 18 at Baltimore May 19 at Baltimore May 20 at Toronto May 21 at Toronto May 22 at Toronto May 24 vs N.Y. Yankees May 25 vs N.Y. Yankees May 26 vs N.Y. Yankees May 27 vs Miami May 28 vs Miami May 29 at Miami May 30 at Miami May 31 at Cleveland June 1 at Cleveland June 2 at Cleveland June 4 at Detroit June 5 at Detroit June 6 at Detroit June 7 vs Baltimore June 8 vs Baltimore June 9 vs Baltimore June 10 vs Boston June 11 vs Boston June 12 vs Boston June 13 vs Kansas City June 14 vs Kansas City June 15 vs Kansas City June 16 vs Kansas City June 18 at Boston June 19 at Boston June 20 at N.Y. Yankees June 21 at N.Y. Yankees June 22 at N.Y. Yankees June 23 at N.Y. 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Associated PressSEATTLE A Washington state science teacher who helped transform his small school into a place where nearly every student graduates with some college credit was named as national teacher of the year. Zillah High Schools Jeff Charbonneau is state teacher of the year and was announced Monday as the national winner by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Principal Mike Torres said Charbonneau, 35, has added a lot to the school located in Washingtons Yakima Valley and has inspired other teachers to push themselves. Jeff is one of our many instructors that make Zillah High School a special place, Torres said. The level of passion that he has for teaching is contagious. Torres also gives Charbonneau credit for helping push more kids to continue learning after high school. Ninety percent of last years graduating class went on to continue their learning, either at college, in an apprenticeship program or the military. Those numbers have a lot to do Looking For A New Friend?Shop our Pets column in the Classified Section. 794601 E DUCATION Section C WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Washington man named national teacher of the year Stages set for high school theater MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Lecanto High School students Jonah Miller, left, Tyler Philolius and Alyssa DeMosthene rehearse lines from the second act of Pirates of Penzance Monday at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. The production will be at 7 p.m. April 25 to 27, with a matinee at 2 p.m. April 27. M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerLECANTO Jonah Miller is taking his first stab at the theater. Miller, a junior, is the swashbuckling pirate king in the Lecanto High School production of Pirates of Penzance this Thursday through Saturday at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. I like the performing arts, he said. Its very challenging. This is a good weekend for those who appreciate musical productions. Along with the LHS play, Citrus High School is offering Annie Get Your Gun Thursday through Saturday at the CHS cafetorium. Miller credits drama director Amanda Mathieu with helping him use drama to overcome his shyness. Its brought me out of my shell, he said. Im not afraid to act in front of people. For LHS senior Jessica Poulin, drama is more than a hobby. After graduation, she will attend the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York City. This is my 10th performance, she said. I want to be on Broadway. I love drawing the audience in. I can show them this other life. SHOW TIMES Citrus High School presents Annie Get Your Gun Thursday through Saturday at the CHS cafetorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. each night. Advance tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults; or $10 at the door. For ticket information, call the school at 352-726-2241. Lecanto High School presents Pirates of Penzance Thursday through Saturday at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. plus 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For ticket information, go to lecantodrama.blogspot.com. Associated Press President Barack Obama presents the 2013 National Teacher Award Tuesday to Jeff Charbonneau, left, who teaches at Zillah High School in Zillah, Wash., during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House. Education Secretary Arne Duncan applauds at center. See TEACHER / Page C3 Science prodigy mentors youths 16-year-old gives back to his school J ESSAMY B ROWN Fort Worth Star-TelegramFORT WORTH, Texas When Dominic J. Yurk was in kindergarten, his classmates were learning the alphabet but he could already read 100-page books and multiply numbers. He went on to skip first and fifth grade, entering Paschal High School at age 12, and racking up titles and awards in science competitions across Texas. Now a 16-year-old senior, Dominic plans to attend the California Institute of Technology in the fall to study computer science and physics. He is ranked sixth in his graduating class. And in addition to his own academic achievement, Dominic enjoys mentoring other students in the hope of sparking the same love of learning, he said. Throughout high school, I have pursued my passion to better my schools in return for the opportunities they have given me, he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. My goal is not only to mentor and excite younger students, but to create a culture of mentorship such that those students will support others in the future. When Dominic arrived at Paschal High, the science club had a handful of members, who didnt always make it to meetings. The clubs teacher sponsor, Andrew Brinker, credits Dominic with introducing the club to several high-level competitions to challenge members. Now the clubs president, Dominic teaches his peers in physics, chemistry and biology. Last week, he stood at a classroom Promethean board, writing out symbols, numbers and equations to help prepare the team for the upcoming Physics Bowl competition. A Paschal team led by Dominic is headed to Washington, D.C., this month after winning the right to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl. Teens answer questions about math and science in a style similar to the TV game show Jeopardy! In individual competition in February, Dominic took first place in the physics and astronomy division at the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair. His project, called Problem Solving with Chaos, included research on how to improve a machine called a tokamak. See PRODIGY / Page C2 Associated Press Dominic Yurk, a 16-year-old senior at Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, teaches a study session for fellow students preparing for a physics competition they are participating in. Yurk, who is graduating two years early from high school, will attend California Institute of Technology. Man goes back to school to help kids M IKE K ILEN The Des Moines Register MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa Don Berkey was the class brain. His sister would watch him go to his room every night at 10 and study until midnight. Few around Mitchellville knew he got straight As he was simply the barbers son until Don Berkey was named 1957 high school class valedictorian. Go to college, everyone told him. Study engineering at Iowa State. Make big money. But at Iowa State, Berkey lost his study habits, lost his scholarship and returned to Mitchellville to mow lawns. He hopped from job to job for years, never marrying, never having kids. The Des Moines Register See SCHOOL / Page C2 CHRISTOPHER GANNON /The Des Moines Register Don Berkey, left, helps Mitchellville Elementary School first-grader Guage Beirman with his reading at school in Mitchellville, Iowa. Berkey, 74, Mitchellville High School class valedictorian in 1957, has returned to the same school now Mitchellville Elementary School to help mentor students in reading and math.


In March, he was named second place, grand champion, at the Exxon Mobil Texas State Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio for the chaos theory project. He advances to an international competition in Phoenix in May. Last month, he had the highest score in Texas at a University Interscholastic League district science competition and was one question away from a perfect score, Brinker said. And for the third straight year, he is the state champion in physics in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Associations state science competition. People who know Dominic say he is equally comfortable working alongside scholars, interacting with older classmates and tutoring students who are struggling with basic math and science. I dont know if thats a natural skill or something you practice, he said. It really helps to have a good understanding of what youre trying to teach, where it comes from. As a freshman, Dominic launched a mentoring program at McLean Middle School, teaching students about science and engineering in the Future City program, in which students design and build a model city and present it to judges. As a McLean student, his team took fifth place in the 2009 national finals in Washington, D.C. He credits the volunteer experience with helping him learn to explain complex concepts in laymans terms. Those social skills are important for someone headed into a career in science, said Michelle Shinn, senior staff scientist at the Jefferson Laboratory, one of 17 national laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Dominic worked with Shinn on a 2011 summer internship program that focused on optics and lasers. Scientists tend to be introverted. The reality of the situation is, if youre going to get into science, youre not going to do it alone. Thats the reality of science in the 21st century, is that you do things collaboratively, Shinn said in a telephone interview. In 1985, all we had for quick communications is a fax machine. Now we have Facebook or Skype, so its even more important to be able to collaborate and speak and express yourself. As a freshman, Dominic jumped ahead and tackled the Advanced Placement biology book while taking a lower-level class. He read this giant 1,200-page book. By the end of the year, he knew more biology than me. Basically, Ive been trying to beat him in biology. Were pretty close, Brinker said. Its been hard to challenge him. He is seriously in it for the knowledge, which is refreshing. A lot of kids are not. Theyre just in it for the GPA. Dominic earned the highest score on college-level Advanced Placement exams in 10 subjects. He aced the environmental science test without having taken the class; he just read the textbook, Brinker said. Although students with high scores on the exams can usually get college credit, that is not the case at Cal Tech. Students there take placement tests to determine what level of classes to take. He wants to get the full undergraduate experience, said Jeff Yurk, Dominics father. Hes very mature for his age. Hes got his act together. To him, hes not in a rush. Shinn called Dominics computer programming skills phenomenal, and adds that he showed great initiative, reading all the preparation materials she sent before he arrived for the internship and more. Thats what gives me a lot of excitement and hope. People talk about the United States in science and where were going, Shinn said. But I think, our brilliant students like Dominic, there is nothing like them. 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LUNCH Authentic Greek Salad (Tarpon Springs Style) Lexis Lakis Chicken, Pork or Gyro Sandwiches Black Bean Burger (Now Serving Vegetarian Alternatives) DINNER Eggplant Parmesan, Stuffed Peppers Also Available Vegetarian Lamb Shanks Tuesday & Friday The Place To Eat BUSINESS DELIVERY 11:00 am 2:00 pm Mon.-Fri. Call 352-513-4860 or email: anastasias@tampabay.rr.com H ONORS Lily Parrish and Patrick Colletti have been named West Citrus Elks Lodge No. 2693 students of the month for April. Parrish, 17, is the daughter of Richard and Shauna Parrish of Hernando. She has been a member of the National Honor Society, Math Field Day, Spanish Club, MedShare and Colors for CASA for two years. She has also participated with the Interact and Envirothon Clubs and the Citrus County Regional Science Fair. She represented Lecanto High School as a Girls State delegate last summer. She has a 4.89 weighted GPA and is a member of the International Baccalaureate program. She attended a twoweek program at the Institute of Human Genetics through the Duke Talent Identification Program. Parrish has been a member of the girls volleyball and softball teams for four years. She served as volleyball captain her junior year and softball captain during her junior and senior years. She was named to the FACA AllAcademic Softball Team for two years in a row and was recently named as FACA AllAcademic Player of the Year for 2013. She received the AllCounty Softball Team Utility Player Award, Softball Scholar Award and LHS Wendys Heisman award. Parrish volunteers for Relay for Life, as a childrens volleyball camp coach, as a peer tutor and Colors for CASA. She also works part-time at Publix Supermarkets. Parrish will attend the University of Florida and major in biochemistry, with a focus on becoming a clinical geneticist. Patrick Colletti, 18, is the son of Patrick Colletti and Tracey Montesano of Lecanto. He is a three-year member of the National Honor Society, a two-year member of the National Society of High School Scholars and a participant in Spanish Club and Math Field Day. He was named as an AP Scholar for two years in a row. He has a 4.63 weighted GPA, is a member of the International Baccalaureate program, and has been on the principals and distinguished honor rolls. Colletti has been on the varsity baseball and varsity golf teams for three years. He volunteers with Relay for Life, Colors for CASA, LINK crew and the Manatee and Strawberry festivals. He will attend the University of Florida and study civil engineering. Citrus High School students Kaitlin Englund and Kyle Presnick have been selected Rotary Club of Inverness seniors of the month for March. Kaitlin Englund is the daughter of Duane and Lovely Englund of Dunnellon. She has a 4.6 weighted GPA. Englund has participated in the marching, concert and jazz bands. She was the editor-in-chief of the Turbulance literary magazine and also a member of the Key Club, Tri-M and the academic team. She has been a Girl Scout for 13 years. She will complete coursework in several advanced placement classes before graduating in May. She was also selected to Citrus High Schools Hall of Fame. She will attend the University of West Florida and major in journalism. Kyle Presnick is the son of Tom and Debbie Presnick of Inverness. Presnick has a 3.8 weighted GPA. He has been a member of the varsity football and basketball team for four years. He also participated in weightlifting and track. Presnick was a member of Key Club during his senior year. He was also selected to Citrus High Schools Hall of Fame. After graduation, Presnick plans to attend the University of North Florida and pursue a degree in criminology. Jessica Fernandez, of Homosassa, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi the nations oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Fernandez is pursuing a degree in biology at the University of Tampa. Fernandez is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Seven Rivers Christian students Casey Britton, Sarah Converse, Julia Eckart, Sterling Gardner, Andrea Golliher, Tessa Kacer, Kimberly Iwaniec, Michaela Wallace and Eliane Choung were recently inducted into the National Honor Society S CHOLARSHIPS ANDCONTESTS The Citrus 20/20 Save Our Waters Week Committees 2013 essay contest has begun. Essays should focus on the theme, Water Save it Now or Lose it Forever. Citrus County students in grades six to 12 are invited to participate. Prizes of $100 and $75 are awarded to the firstand second-place winners at the middle and high school level. Winners will also be highlighted at the annual Citrus 20/20 fundraiser dinner. Submissions must be received by May 17. Applications are available at: www. bocc.citrus.fl.us/waterres/ conservation/conservation. htm. For more information, call 352-527-7684. The Spot Family Center, a local nonprofit organization based in Crystal River, has received funding from Kids Central Inc. and from the Department of Children and Families to offer 40 local students scholarships for its 2013 afterschool enrichment program The program serves students in grades kindergarten through seventh grade during the after school hours of 2:45 to 6 p.m. These scholarships are available to local families who receive free or reduced lunch. Applications can be picked up at the headquarters at 405 S.E. Seventh Ave., Crystal River. Scholarships will be given to students on a first come, first serve basis. The scholarships offer academic tutoring, nutritional education, homework assistance, outdoor recreational activities, arts and crafts, computer tech labs, reading teams, mentorship and leadership skills. The program runs Mondays through Fridays until May 23. Registration is required. For more information, call 352-794-3870. The Daughters of the American Revolution are offering scholarships at three different levels local, state and national. The local Fort Cooper chapter offers a $500 award for a graduating senior girl who has at least a 3.0 grade point average and is accepted at an accredited college or university. The Florida state society DAR provides $500 scholarships for male or female high school graduates and postgraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has been accepted at an accredited college or university. Guidelines and applications are available at Citrus County public and private high schools. The national DAR has many scholarships available for high school and college graduates. For information about them, visit the website www.dar.org. Click on Scholarships and follow the prompts. For more information, contact Shirley Hartley, DAR scholarship chairman, at 352270-8590 or visit the website at www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~flfccdar/. The Citrus Community Concert Choir is now accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship award of $1,500. Application is open to graduating high school seniors or enrolled college students and residents of Citrus County or children of Citrus County residents. Past and present choir members and relatives of choir members are also eligible. Applicantsmay obtainscholarship qualifications and application forms from their school guidance counselors or online at Lily Parrish Patrick Colletti Kaitlin Englund Kyle Presnick PRODIGY Continued from Page C1 000EP1H Celebrate Mom at Mothers Day Brunch Sunday, May 12 Call for details and to make your reservation today (352) 795-4211 Celebrate Mothers Day at The Plantations West 82 Bar & Grill, featuring a delightful meal the entire family will enjoy! Our especially prepared offerings will be served from 11:30am-3pm. Reservations are required. We will have open seating in the lounge. $34.95 adults, $15.95 children. All mothers will be offered a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa upon arrival. reported that 50 years later, the bachelor some in town called Quirky Don Berkey returned to the same school building where he was once top dog. Hes 74 and now walks a little slower across the old wood floors. On every school day, for not one thin dime, he sits on little chairs and helps elementary school students who are having trouble with reading or math. He doesnt tell those kids that in this same building where he went to school from kindergarten through 12th grade he once lit a firecracker in the boys room and tossed it out the window. He will tell them with a little regret that its important to go to college. He tried college twice, once after graduation and another time after stints in a factory and the Army. The second time he quit six weeks short of a degree because he was devastated over his fathers death and couldnt live up to his own standards. Hes a perfectionist, said sister Jean Redman of Mitchellville. If he cant do it right, he wont do it. He spent his retirement money traveling the world and spent a lot of time down at the senior center analyzing things. Thats when the principal of the school he attended, which is now called Mitchellville Elementary because it only goes through fifth grade, visited the center four years ago. Joe Nelson asked the old boys if they would help by buying snow pants and boots for the kids at school, half of whom are on free and reduced lunch. Berkey followed Nelson back to the school that day and dropped off a $200 check. This place is important to me, he told Nelson. Is there anything else I can help you with? Nelson told him test scores and attendance werent where he wanted them. Teachers needed more one-on-one time with students. Would he like to volunteer? Most volunteers come an hour a week or half a day a week. Berkey started showing up every day and stayed all day. He helped kids one-on-one and even got teachers coffee. He organized the library and ordered and paid for missing books. This is the most important job Ive ever had, he said. SCHOOL Continued from Page C1 See CHALK / Page C3


www.citruschoir.com. Completed applications must be received no later than April 30. The College of Central Florida is awarding dozens of scholarships to qualifying students interested in taking honors classes at the Citrus campus this fall semester. A major component of CFs Honors Institute, the Community of Scholars Honors Program offers incoming high school graduates two-year tuition scholarships, currently valued at $3,000 per academic year, while offering partial scholarships to those who are currently attending CF. Students in the honors program are free to pursue the degree option of their choosing at CF, with the scholarship requirement being successful participation in a limited number of honors-level classes that also serve to fulfill degree requirements. Students may also take classes at any of the CF locations each term, and are not bound to enrolling only in classes offered at the Citrus campus. Besides financial benefits, the Community of Scholars offers members priority registration each term. Typically, a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 is needed to qualify for the Community of Scholars, although applications for those with a slightly lower GPA may be considered in some cases. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should call Dr. June Hall at 352-746-6721. C LASSESANDCOURSESFor information about outdoors and recreational classes in Citrus County, see the Sunday Sports section of the Chronicle. Sherrie Geick is offering scrapbooking classes at Whispering Pines Park recreation building. The all-day class fee is $25; the 1/2-day class fee is $12.50. Bring your own supplies. The classes are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Class dates are: May 18, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. For information, call the park office at 352-726-3913 or go to www.inverness-fl.gov. Withlacoochee Technical Institute is offering GED prep classes Classes are $30 per term and are offered during the day and evening in many locations in Citrus County. In addition to GED preparation classes, adult education students are also offered free career counseling, and financial aid and post-secondary application assistance, as well as free child care for eligible adult education parents. ESOL classes are available for those wanting to learn to speak, read and write English. Tuition scholarships are available to qualified candidates. For information, contact Student Services at 352-726-2430, ext. 4326 or ext. 4363, or online at www.wtionline.cc/programs. htm#adult. Withlacoochee Technical Institute would like input from community members regarding what classes they would like to see offered at the school. To offer suggestions, log on to www.wti online.cc, then click on Community Education and fill out a suggestion form. Join the excitement as the Homosassa Public Library begins a new Celebrate Reading program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Celebrate Reading is a session consisting of two programs geared toward helping preschool and elementary school-age children develop literacy skills, improve their reading and gain a love of books. The first program, PAWS to Read, gives children the opportunity to build confidence in their reading ability by reading aloud to a certified therapist. The second program, Reading Pals, pairs teens and younger children together. Teens read storybooks aloud to one or two younger children at a time. Children may wish to draw or write about a story they like. Listening to stories, talking about stories and reading aloud are great ways to improve literacy skills while having a good time. For information, call the youth librarian at 352-628-5626. Citrus County Parks & Recreation is offering baton classes at the Citrus Springs Community Center. Classes are open to all girls and boys ages 4 to college age. No experience is necessary. For information, call Diane Sorvillo at 352-5276540. All classes are taught by Sorvillo, a former Majorette Queen of America and twotime national champion. Classes and times are: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. New Beginners (ages 4 to 7). 5:30 to 6:15 Competitive team class. 6:15 to 7 p.m. Solo competitive class. 7 to 7:45 p.m. New Beginners (ages 8 and older). Class fees are $32 per month, or two different classes for $45. M ISCELLANEOUS Pleasant Grove Elementary plans a 25th anniversary celebration May 10 and 11. All former Shooting Stars are invited. From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, is reserved for current and former teachers, staff and administrators. From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, will be an open house for former students, staff and the general public. The school is asking for memories and pictures to add to the celebration. Send them to Lynn Brooks at brooksl@citrus.k12.fl.us. Central Ridge Elementary will host its Kindergarten Round-Up from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1. All parents registering their child should bring their drivers license or identification card, two proofs of residency (such as electric, gas or cable bill, or copy of lease, etc.) and each childs original birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records and current physical (the physical must take place within one year of first day of school). For more information, call the school at 352-344-3833. Crystal River Middle School Parent Information Night is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the CRMS cafeteria. The school welcomes all parents of children who will be new to CRMS during the 2013-14 school year. Teachers, counselors and administrators will be available to answer questions and help parents and students with this transition. Additional parking is available off Third Avenue behind Fancys Pets. ASSE International Student Exchange Program needs host families for boys and girls from Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand. Students are 15 to 18 years of age and will be coming to the local area for the 2013/2014 school year. The students are sponsored by the nonprofit student exchange program. They are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Students speak English and are anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their culture and language. For more information, call Joan Soderqvist at 352-382-4485 or call 800473-0696. Visit www.asse.com Lecanto Primary School will have its yearly Kindergarten Round Up Assessment Screening and Introduction to Common Core Curriculum from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Parents or guardians should bring: proof of residence (current bill with name and address, lease agreement, etc.), childs original birth certificate (child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, to register), childs Social Security card, Immunization Card (Florida Blue Card) and a current physical (by August 2013). Children must attend to be screened. For more information, call Dolores Ramos, guidance secretary, or Crystal Abele, registrar, at 352-746-2220. Crystal River Preschool/Head Start is planning a community outreach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. There will be sign-ups for free and reduced childcare. The Head Start program will be dedicated and the building renamed the Josh LangstonWhite Head Start Center. For more information, contact Cozette Pierce at 352-7952266 or CrystalRiver PreschoolHeastart@gmail. com. A group of students, parents and teachers from Citrus County are going on an educational tour hosted by Education First: Educational Tours based out of Boston, Mass. The group will travel to Dublin, London and Paris from June 17 to 26, 2014. EF Educational Tours helps teachers in North America break down barriers of language, culture and geography by incorporating international travel into their lessons and opening the doors to the Global Classroom. Students will visit historic sites, natural wonders and learn it by living it. EF is the only fully accredited international tour company and a board member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. A parent meeting will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 12, at Crystal River Middle School auditorium. For more information or to RSVP for the parent meeting, contact Dan Epstein at EpsteinD@citrus.k12.fl.us or 352-613-4478; or Deborah Beck at beckd@citrus.k12. fl.us or 352-422-6921. The tour website is www. eftours.com/1366896 to register for Epsteins group or www.eftours.com/1367131 to register for Becks group. The website link includes pricing information and the tours itinerary. Take Stock in Children is a mentoring program that offers a college scholarship and the promise of hope to deserving youths in Citrus County. Take Stock scholars join the program in the sixth, seventh or eighth grades and are assigned a mentor who meets with their student once a week, during regular school hours, and helps the student achieve their goal of a graduating from high school and going to college. The program is actively seeking adult role models to help support new student scholars who will be entering the program this spring. Call Pat Lancaster, program coordinator, at 352-4222348 or 352-344-0855 for more information and to sign up for the next mentor training scheduled for Wednesday, April 10. The Citrus County YMCA is currently seeking to connect community volunteers through their Y Community Champions program. The Y Community Champions program embraces volunteers to help in a variety of areas with the YMCA organization. The benefits of volunteering include personal development, health and wellness, building relationships and having a community connection. Volunteers are currently needed in the areas of coaching, program assistants, special events and office administration. All volunteers must undergo a background screening. To volunteer at the YMCA, call 352-637-0132, or stop by the office at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway in Beverly Hills. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County are now registering children for the beforeand afterschool programs at each club. Clubs open as early as 6 a.m. for before-school programming, with children remaining until the school bus transports them to their respective schools. Buses also transport children in the afternoon when school is out to the clubs for the afterschool program, with parents picking up children by 6 p.m. To register a child or to learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County programs, call the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Club at 352-270-8841, the Robert Halleen Boys & Girls Club at 352-795-8624, or the Evelyn Waters Boys & Girls Clubs at 352-341-2507, or the administrative office at 352-621-9225. Hernando Elementary School is looking for donations of working Kindles Nooks, iPod Touches, iPads, Internet tablets, digital cameras and digital recording devices to be used by students in the classroom. If you have any used but working electronic devices from the list above or would like to donate a new electronic device, contact Heather Bone or Laura Manos at 352-726-1833 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. To contact someone outside of these hours, call Heather Bone at 352-462-4768. Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County Central Ridge and Robert Halleen clubs seek mentors to work with their members. The two clubs have received federal grants through Boys & Girls Clubs of America, allowing mentors to come into the clubs to serve as tutors and special friends of members. All mentors will undergo complete background security checks with fingerprinting. Cost of background checks will be covered in most cases through grant funding by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. Mentors may be assigned more than one child. A training session will be done prior to mentoring. All mentoring will take place at the club sites. Those who are interested, may call Amy Stonestreet at 352-270-8841 or Lane Vick at 352-621-9225. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) is seeking troop leaders both men and women over age 18, to volunteer as positive adult role models for girls. In addition to troop leaders, GSWCF is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of other positions. For information on volunteering, visit www.gswcf.org or contact Kristie Wiley at 813-262-1765 or volunteer@gswcf.org. Springs Masonic Lodge No. 378 has an ongoing program to fixdonated computers which are then passed on to schoolchildren who cannot afford one. The program will accept computers, printers and monitors. Individuals or businesses who wish to donate computers are asked to call the Lodge secretary at 352-6280338 to arrange for pick-up. The Clerk of the Court is in need of volunteers as Special Service Clerks The clerks office welcomes volunteer applications from students in need of Bright Future community service hours or work-study hours. All time donated is greatly appreciated, and volunteering as few as two or three hours a week is a tremendous help to the clerks office. Consider partnering with the clerks office to meet community service requirements while volunteering as a Special Service Clerk (SSC). SSCs are invaluable members of the clerks office in assisting Deputy Clerks perform many functions for the citizens of Citrus County and serve as liaisons between the clerks office and the citizens of Citrus County. Call the office for information. Call Tanika Clayton, human resources generalist, at 352-341-6483 or send inquiries by email to tclayton @clerk.citrus.fl.us. Students at the College of Central Florida have the option of renting selected textbooks Rented textbooks are available for less than 50 percent of the cost of purchasing a new printed textbook. Many of the textbooks required for CF courses are available for rental at the Ocala campus bookstore, 3001 S.W. College Road, or online at www.CF.edu. Books are rented by the semester and students may highlight or mark rented books just as if they were purchased. E DUCATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, A PRIL 24, 2013 C3 000EI5R 2013 Citrus Spell-A-Rama Presented by The Rotary Club of Central Citrus Central Citrus Spell-A-Rama Championship Trophy! Tuesday, April 30th Doors Open at 5:00 pm Show starts at 6:00 pm at Lecanto Primary School Competing Teachers from Floral City Elementary Bullfrogs Citrus Springs Elementary Hawks Crystal River Primary Bear Cubs Sheriffs Summer Safety & Youth Expo April 27 th 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Citrus County Auditorium For more information call 726-4488 Free Bicycle Helmets (while supplies last) HUGE Giveaways & Prizes Summer Youth Activities Special YMCA Healthy Kids Area String Backpacks Filled with Goodies Giveaways for parents & more!!! 000E8L0 with a program Charbonneau started to help students get college credit for the classes they take at the high school but not through Advanced Placement tests. Seventy-two classes at Zillah High School can result in credits from Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University or local community colleges. Torres would like to keep Charbonneau right where he is, teaching science classes at his alma mater, but he also recognizes what he could share with teachers and others across the nation. When I look at his background and how he carries himself, I think he would be a great representative for education across the nation, Torres said. I feel like he can compete with anyone for national teacher of the year. The teacher-of-the-year program began in 1952 to focus public attention on excellence in teaching. The winner was recognized by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on Tuesday. Charbonneau started teaching in 2001 at Zillah, the same school he attended. He teaches chemistry, physics, engineering and architecture. He also runs a statewide robotics competition and serves as yearbook adviser for the 400-student school. His favorite part of teaching is being present at the moment of discovery for a student. When they get it and they have that aha moment. Theres really nothing that matches that, he said. Charbonneau said he breaks down topics into small enough steps that students can grasp each one and gain confidence as they advance and accomplish what they want. The nation should feel the same way about public schools, he said. Nothing in life is truly hard, Charbonneau said. We are not a nation of failing schools. When I hear that I literally cringe, he said. There is so much going right with education that we ignore. He does believe theres still work to be done, including addressing the achievement gap between students from different ethnic and economic groups. The three other finalists were Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship, an English teacher from Maryland; Alex S. Lopes, a special education teacher from Florida; and Heidi Welch, a music teacher from New Hampshire. CHALK Continued from Page C2 TEACHER Continued from Page C1 Associated Press Washington Teacher of the Year Jeffery Charbonneau throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers in Seattle. Charbonneau was named national teacher of the year on Monday. SUBMISSIONS The Chronicle welcomes submissions for Chalk Talk. Email items to www.news desk@chronicleonline. com at least one week prior to publication.


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