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INSIDE MAY 29, 2013 Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community VOL. 118 ISSUE 295 50 CITRUS COUNTY Baseball: All-Chronicle team announced /B1 www.chronicleonline.com 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 HIGH 90 LOW 69 Partly cloudy, 30 percent chance of showers. PAGE A4 TODAY& next morning WEDNESDAY OPINION: EDITORIAL, PAGE A8 The number of veterans dying before their claims were approved has skyrocketed. Sheriffs deputy shoots dog An aggressive dog was shot Tuesday after a sheriffs deputy went to a residence to serve a warrant, according to the sheriffs office. Deputy Kevin Brunk responded to West Soldier Court, Homosassa, to serve an arrest warrant to Delores Orsic. Brunk announced his presence when a pit bull-mix dog exited the home and began barking, growling and showing his teeth, according to authorities. Brunk reportedly yelled Get your dog several times. When the dog was close, Brunk felt a bite was imminent and shot the dog. Animal Control officers responded. The dog was transported to a local animal hospital. Orsic was subsequently arrested on a violation-of-probation warrant. Bill to pay for Everglades restorationGov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that will keep in place a tax on northern Everglades farmers and put it toward an $880 million, long-term water-quality improvement plan for the River of Grass. The new law will maintain an existing tax on farmers until the mid-2030s, although it calls for the tax rate to decrease starting in the mid2020s. The money will be used for water quality restoration projects. The law also calls for spending $32 million a year for the next 10 years to build marshes that remove phosphorus. This is not what I would have expected from this governor, but to his credit, he stepped up, said Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida. NEWS BRIEFS From wire and staff reports M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerCitrus County commissioners will find Administrator Brad Thorpes replacement without the help of a search consultant. The board voted unanimously Tuesday with Chairman Joe Meeks suggestion that commissioners review and rank applicants for county administrator. Meek also said Thorpe, who announced his retirement in late April, will stay on the job until his replacement is named, so long as the process doesnt take too long. Meek said he expects the new administrator to be on board in three or four months. With Thorpe staying on the job during the search, there is no need to bring on an interim administrator, Meek said. Commissioner Dennis Damato, who has been involved in the hiring of three administrators during his time in office, agreed an inhouse search was the best plan. You dont need a national search on this, he said. Youre just spinning your wheels. Commissioner Scott Adams, however, said he favored considering a consultant to avoid anyone involved with county government being involved in the process. Im not for consultants but Im for this one, he said. Meek said a consultant search would cost $20,000 to $30,000. He said commissioners would end up naming the finalists anyway. I do not need a consultant to tell me who is good and who is not good, he said. The third option was to simply name Thorpes successor without a search. None of the commissioners favored that option. Human Resource Director Sherry Anderson will bring a proposed timeline to the boards next meeting. Commissioners then are also expected to approve any set criteria they want included in the job posting. Board: No consultant for job hunt Commissioners dont want to pay extra expense to find replacement for Thorpe Joe Meek commissioner said hiring a consultant could cost up to $30,000. A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerT ommy and Judy Bills are people of faith, and that belief was reaffirmed recently when a mare Mrs. Bills was transporting went berserk and nearly died. The story of the improbable rescue of the handsome quarter horse Palomino from the clutches of certain death is both layered with compassionate community heroism and alertthinking by first responders. Mrs. Bills has stored to memory all the people who helped, and heaped particular praise on first responders and a man from Cove Point she knows only as Tom. On the morning of Friday, May 17, Mrs. Bills was heading to Ocala to deliver the horse, Madonna, to a suitable home when she heard banging and other noises coming from the trailer. She quickly pulled into a nearby eaterys parking lot and found a bloody mess. Madonna had managed to tangle herself over a divider in the trailer and had a bloody right eye with huge abrasions in the wedges of her front and hindquarters. I saw those big brown eyes and she sounded like she was snoring. And for a horse, when they begin snoring, it means they are having difficulty breathing or cant breathe, Mrs. Bills said. She said she became frantic and was going to call 911, but her phone wouldnt work. So she began flagging motorists. Mrs. Bills said a woman and her daughter stopped and used Riding to the rescue Following mares injury, quick response from community saves the day MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Judy Bills recently had a traumatic experience when taking her Palomino quarter horse named Madonna to a farm. In transit, the horse panicked while in its horse trailer, causing potentially deadly injuries. Members of the Citrus County sheriffs and fire rescu e personnel were able to get the horse out of the trailer and calm the animal. See HORSE / Page A2 Associated PressMIAMI Gov. Rick Scott signed a statewide ban on texting while driving into law Tuesday, making Florida the 41st state to enact a texting-whiledriving ban for all drivers. The law makes it a secondary offense to read or send a text, email or instant message on a smartphone while driving. That means police have to first stop drivers for another offense like an illegal turn. Floridas seatbelt law also began as a secondary offense but is now a primary offense. Scott signed the bill at a Miami high school, noting that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the deadliest days on the road for teenagers. However, the law doesnt go into effect until October. This is going to save lives. This is going to make sure our teenagers are safe while driving, that theyre not distracted while driving, he said. Gov. Scott signs bill to ban texting while driving See TEXTING / Page A9 Associated PressWASHINGTON A record number of American women are now the sole or primary breadwinners in their families, a sign of the rising influence of working mothers, a new study finds. Mothers now keep finances afloat in 40 percent of households with children, up from just 11 percent in 1960. While most of these families are headed by single mothers, a growing number are married mothers who bring in more income than their husbands, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. As the numbers have shifted, however, public attitudes have remained mixed regarding the impact of working mothers on families. People are not at all sure that its a good thing. Demographers say the change is all but irreversible and is likely to bring added attention to child-care policies, as well as government safety nets for vulnerable families. This change is just another milestone in the dramatic transformation we have seen in family structure and family dynamics over the past 50 years or so, said Kim Moms now breadwinners in 40 percent of families SOURCE: Pew Research Ctr.APBreadwinner moms Wives out-earn husbands in more than one in five married households with children: 0 20 40 60 80 100 percent 2011: 22.5% 2011: 74.9% Wife earns more Husband earns more See MOMS / Page A9

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their phone to call 911 at just about the same time Sgt. Raymond Fischer of the Citrus County Sheriffs Office noticed something was amiss and stopped. He (Fischer) was so wonderful and calm and he let me handle the horse. He didnt try to take over or get in my way. He just worked with me to keep everything calm until the firefighters got there. I want to tell Sheriff (Jeff) Dawsy he has excellent, well-trained officers and I thank them for it, Mrs. Bills said. She said she proceeded to administer calming medication to Madonna. Firefighters Ryan Maloney and Anthony Seguin also arrived on the scene and helped hose the horse down with water to further calm her down. They made me laugh because I said please dont blow her away with the hose. But they said we know how control our hose, she said with a chuckle. Meanwhile, Tom from Cove Point was also helping. He was dispatched to go get Mr. Bills, who was at home at the couples south Citrus County acreage. Mrs. Bills said Terry Funderburk an animal control officer who lives in Dunnellon was also quick to the scene to lend aid. All of it just reaffirms my faith in the goodness of people, Mrs. Bills said. Since the incident, Madonna has been recuperating. There are still scabs visible from her injuries and her right eyelid area seems pretty tender, but during a recent visit, the only ruckus was being caused by her boyfriend, Joey, who was horsing around wondering why he was separated from the mare. Madonna, who came to the Bills four months ago after being saved from euthanasia, now stands very little chance of leaving the familys spread. She doesnt want to leave. Now, I dont know if we are going to let her go, Mrs. Bills said. Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or asidibe @chronicleonline.com. A2 W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE L OCAL 000EHT7 Termite Specialists Since 1967 Homosassa 621-7700 Crystal River 795-8600 Inverness 860-1037 www.bushhomeservices.com PEST CONTROL TERMITES Elimination Pre-Construction Treatments Curative & Preventive Treatments Tent Fumigations PEST CONTROL Fleas Scorpions Spiders Bees Rodents Control Ants Roaches Free Inspections 000EZGK 000ETIZ GOT DEBT? Bankruptcy may help! Call us for a free consultation. Paul Militello P.A. (352) 637-2222 107 B. West Main St. Inverness, FL 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! B LIND S 1657 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY LECANTO 2012 2012 2012 2012 www.72-hourblinds.com WELL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE 000ES3O 000EYCX 000EUII HORSE Continued from Page A1 MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle A cut above Madonnas eye was just one injury the horse suffered.

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New milk wows middle schoolers P AT F AHERTY Staff writerA new dairy product with roots in Citrus County could be on some local school lunch menus. A fat-free white chocolate milk developed by M&B Products is already being served at schools in Hernando, Pinellas and Osceola counties. The company operates M&B Dairy Farm in Lecanto. Several months ago, owner Dale McClellan announced the product was in development and it hit the market in early May. According to Andrea McClellan of M&B Products, he started thinking of ideas for a new milk product about two years ago when there were talks by the Department of Education about removing flavored milk from the school lunch and breakfast programs. She said, ... there have been numerous studies showing children would not consume white milk like they do flavored milks and their growing bodies would not get the nutrition they need. That is when he was the first in Florida to reduce the sugar grams from 26 to 22 and also use skim milk only for a fatfree, sugar-reduced, chocolate and strawberry milk. At the National School Food Show in Denver last year, he ran into the makers of Sweet Leaf, she said, referring to Dale McClellan. They have a product that is made of stevia leaf extract combined with cocoa extract. When added to skim milk, it keeps its white color but tastes like sweet chocolate milk. He worked with them to develop a formula, which started our new line of ultra-naturals, white chocolate milk, she said. Although there were some curve balls in the development process, we were able to show the finished product at this years Florida School Nutrition Association show in April. We received very good feedback and were able to have it in schools in May. But before it could join the other types of M&B milk served at Citrus County schools, it would have to pass a taste test by a panel of 25 to 30 students at each school level. I needs at least 75 percent (approval), explained Kelly Niblett, one of the school districts two dieticians. And at 75 percent its questionable. Niblett acknowledged the controversy over flavored milk with a lot of parents who do not believe that chocolate or any kind of flavored milk should be offered through the schools. The issue made national news in 2012. The problem is from a nutrition standpoint, our goal is to get these kids to consume milk for the calcium and protein they need, she said. If you take away all flavored milk, participation and the consumption of milk would decrease. So we do the fatfree and try to do the lowest sugar. She said they offer one flavor, chocolate, which is fat-free. It allows choice, she said. If parents dont want their child to have flavored milk they can let food service know and it will be flagged on the computer at checkout. We really try to accommodate all parental wishes, said Niblett, a parent herself. Were working hard for that. When youre trying to (create a) menu for 15,600 kids, theres a lot to take into consideration. Potential menu additions are scrutinized for nutritional value, taste-tested and rated by students at the levels they will be served. The white chocolate milk got its first test by two dozen Lecanto High School students, who sampled and rated five new products that day. The milk came first and reaction was mixed. Students scored it in a variety of categories scent, taste, appearance and could add additional comments. They used a five-star rating system; from no way, to awesome. They also tested a soy-free vegetarian buffalo chicken dish, southwest bean salad, a pancake sausage combo and their absolute favorite, a frozen juice product. Later McClellan tested the milk with middle school students, but the elementary test will have to wait until next school year. Results showed an average of 67 percent of high school students tested found the milk acceptable and had positive comments. But middle school was a different story. At the middle school, 91 percent found the product acceptable and had positive comments, she reported. I tested 31 students and 21 students gave the product perfect five stars across the board. Comments were, It tastes like ice cream, Amazing, Love it, and my personal favorite, The best thing my mouth has ever tasted. Cool cow Around the STATE Citrus County Pearson to address group Thursday Assistant County Administrator Cathy Pearson will speak at the next town hall meeting at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, sponsored by the Beverly Hills Civic Association. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, and will last a little more than an hour. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served. This is an opportunity to discuss past and future events at the Central Ridge Community Center that is now owned and operated by Citrus County. Other information on how the county government operates will also be presented. Attendance is free and open to all. For information, call Bonnie Larsen at the civic office at 352-746-2657 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tornado relief fund opens in county The United Way of Citrus County is coordinating a collection of financial contributions for the victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Those who would like to make a contribution can drop checks off at the offices of the Chronicle in Inverness or Meadowcrest or mail them directly to: The United Way of Citrus County, Tornado Relief Fund, 120 N.E. Fifth St., Suite A, Crystal River, FL 34429. For details, call the United Way office at 352795-5483. Vick to speak to Republicans Citrus County Clerk of Court Angela Vick will speak at the Saturday, June 1, meeting of the Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly. The meeting, which begins at 1 p.m., will be at 938 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19) in the South Square Plaza. The public is invited and refreshments will be provided. Call 352-257-5381. CASA donations accepted. Sanford Judge limits items in Trayvon Martin caseAttorneys wont be able to mention Trayvon Martins drug use, suspension from school and past fighting during opening statements at the trial of a former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot the teen, a judge ruled Tuesday. However, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson left open the possibility the defense could try again later during the trial if it could show relevance. George Zimmerman is charged with seconddegree murder in the 17year-olds killing and has pleaded not guilty, saying he acted in self-defense. In another key motion, Nelson refused to allow jurors to travel to the shooting scene during trial, and rejected a defense request to delay the trial set to begin June 10. The judge called the request to let jurors see the crime scene a logistical nightmare. From staff and wire reports S TATE & L OCAL Page A3 WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Correction A story on Page A3 of Tuesdays edition, Lending a helping paw, needs clarification. Janet Garvin, along with her dog Penny, operates the Paws to Read program within the county library system. Readers can alert the Citrus County Chronicle to any errors in news articles by emailing newsdesk@ chronicleonline.com or by calling 352-563-5660. New vendor policy OKd for beach M IKE W RIGHT Staff writerThe Citrus County Commission approved a new vendor policy for county parks that allows permits for concessions rather than a single contract for one vendor. Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 on the new regulation. Permits range from $30 for a oneday event up to $250 a month. The new regulation follows the boards decision to cancel a longstanding concession vendor at Fort Island Gulf Beach. County officials said they heard complaints about vendor customer service. It kind of got derailed because of customer service, County Administrator Brad Thorpe said. We did have some conflicts out there. The new regulation doesnt limit the number of vendors at a county park, though county staff has the ability to turn down a permit application. Commissioner Scott Adams said he hopes the prior beach vendor is given the opportunity to receive a permit. As a small businessman, I can feel for the guy, Adams said.Road funding Commissioners approved the concept of creating a municipal services benefit program for road resurfacing projects. The plan is not a countywide MSBU, but would rather be limited to individual neighborhoods in need of road resurfacing on a case-by-case basis. Assistant County Administrator Ken Frink said the county spends about $3 million annually to resurface roads, mainly in neighborhoods. He said resurfacing generally occurs following complaints from residents. Adams, who has regularly opposed new MSBUs, said he would support this plan so long as county workers not consultants were the ones determining which roads needed resurfacing. The concept, which still requires numerous public hearings before being finalized, was approved with a 5-0 vote. Health chief Commissioners appointed Lisa McCafferty as new administrator of the Citrus County Health Department. McCafferty, who holds a similar job near Grand Rapids, Mich., is expected to start in late June. She has 33 years in the health profession, both public and private. McCafferty said she has overseen county health districts, and programs in China and England. Im really excited about this opportunity, McCafferty told commissioners. Budget ideas Commissioners discussed, in general terms, the budget, with Adams saying prior boards did little to reduce spending. Adams, who is outwardly opposing new mechanisms that add countywide fees, said the county should be operated like a business. He said other commissioners havent offered budget-cut ideas. Id love to see some ideas from any of you, Adams said. Chairman Joe Meek said the county has cut millions of dollars from the budget in recent years and is discussing a combination of cuts and fees for 2013-14. Its not a fair statement to say no one has presented anything, he said. We have to have an honest discussion on what our discretion is and what our discretion isnt. Death row execution slated today Associated PressORLANDO A man convicted of raping and strangling a young girl 22 years ago is set to be executed after more than two decades of failed appeals by lawyers who argued he was too mentally ill to stand trial or be subjected to the death penalty. Elmer Carroll, 56, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday at the Florida State Prison in Starke. His last chance at a reprieve is before the U.S. Supreme Court, which is considering a petition filed by his attorney. The petition says Carroll should have been considered mentally ill at the time of the murder. As far as Im concerned, he was mentally ill at the time of the offense, said Carrolls attorney, Michael Reiter. He has had mental illness all of his life. Prosecutors disagreed and several courts have upheld Carrolls competency to stand trial and be put to death. Carroll does not meet, much less even allege, he meets either the definition of, or, factual requirements to be considered sufficiently mentally ill to bar his execution, Assistant Attorney General Scott Browne wrote in a motion filed last month. In November 1990, Carroll was indicted on a count of first-degree murder and sexual battery for the rape and murder of 10-year-old Christine McGowan, who lived with her family next door to a halfway house for homeless men where Carroll was staying in the Orlando suburb of Apopka. Carroll, who had twice been imprisoned for indecent assault on a child, had told one of his housemates the girl was cute, sweet and liked to watch him make boats, according to witness testimony at his trial. Witnesses said they saw Christine talking to a man who may have been Carroll the day before she was murdered in October 1990. Authorities said Carroll broke into Christines home later that night. The next day, her stepfather, Robert Rank, found her dead in her bedroom when he went to wake her up. Rank noticed the front door was ajar and that his pickup was missing, according to court records. An all-points bulletin was sent out for the missing truck, which a short time later was found on the side of a busy state road. A state wildlife officer found Carroll walking about a mile away. He had blood on his sweatshirt and genitals, while traces of his semen, saliva and pubic hair were found on Christine, according to the court record. A public records search for Robert Rank turned up disconnected phone numbers. It was unclear whether he or other family members planned to attend the execution. The judge presiding over Carrolls trial was Circuit Judge Belvin Perry, who two decades later gained worldwide fame presiding over the Casey Anthony trial. Carrolls lawyers argued he was unable to assist in his defense. They employed the insanity defense at his trial, during which they and prosecutors presented conflicting testimony from psychiatrists about Carrolls mental competency. Elmer Carroll PAT FAHERTY /Chronicle A group of Lecanto High students sampled and rated a new fat-free white chocolate milk and other potential menu additions for the next school year. For more photos, click on this story at www.chronicle online.com.

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Birthday Things look good in the romance and friendship departments in coming months, but you could have problems with the management of your resources. Be budget-conscious. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Go out of your way to associate with friends who always stimulate your thinking. An active conversation with such types might stir up several useful ideas. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Your thinking will be unusually sharp in a work-related matter. Colleagues are likely to be impressed by your tactics. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) If you have a good idea regarding a way to improve a sluggish relationship, put it in action. Anything is worth a try to reinvigorate this valuable connection. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Progress in the workplace can be made through innovative thinking on your part. Dont be reluctant to take a chance. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) If you take the time to talk to a casual acquaintance, youll discover you share many interests. This could be the start of a close friendship. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) There is a strong chance that unusual circumstances will lead to a peculiar opportunity. Theres something to gain, but youll have to act with all due haste. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You wont find a better day to get involved in a social activity that has caught your interest. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The possibilities for making some good purchases look better than usual, especially regarding a large item that can be used by your entire household. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) As it often does, the race will go to the swift today, so it behooves you to be both a self-starter and a go-getter. Take the lead when not pleased with the pace. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) The chances of some financial gain are much better than you may realize. However, you must be able to recognize opportunity and work hard to capitalize on it. Aries (March 21-April 19) Even though it might be a workday for you, if you can take time off to participate in an activity with friends, try to do so. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Finally, accelerated progress is likely to occur in an endeavor that has been slow to move. You might even be able to make up for lost time. Todays HOROSCOPES Today is Wednesday, May 29, the 149th day of 2013. There are 216 days left in the year. Todays Highlights in History: On May 29, 1913, the ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, had its chaotic world premiere in Paris. On this date: In 1932, World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they werent scheduled to receive until 1945. In 1943, Norman Rockwells portrait of Rosie the Riveter appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. In 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit. Ten years ago: AOL Time Warner and Microsoft announced a settlement in their battle over Internet browsers, with the software giant agreeing to pay AOL $750 million. Five years ago: In a blow to Texas massive seizure of children from a polygamist sects ranch, the state Supreme Court ruled child welfare officials had overstepped their authority and the children should go back to their parents. One year ago: Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination with a win in the Texas primary. Todays Birthdays: Actor Clifton James is 92. Race car driver Al Unser is 74. Actor Kevin Conway is 71. Actor Helmut Berger is 69. Actor Anthony Geary is 66. Actor Cotter Smith is 64. Movie composer Danny Elfman is 60. Singer LaToya Jackson is 57. Actor Ted Levine is 56. Actress Annette Bening is 55. Actor Rupert Everett is 54. Actor Adrian Paul is 54. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 52. Actress Tracey Bregman is 50. Singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls) is 38. Thought for Today: There is no avant-garde; only some people a bit behind. Edgard Varese, French composer (1883-1965). Today in HISTORY C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE HI LO PR 93 61 0.00 HI LO PR 92 70 0.00 HI LO PR 91 63 0.00 HI LO PR 93 63 0.00 HI LO PR 92 63 trace HI LO PR 95 62 0.00 YESTERDAYS WEATHER Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and storms THREE DAY OUTLOOK 40% chance of scattered showers and storms possible in the afternoon. Partly Cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and storms in the afternoon. High: 90 Low: 69 High: 89 Low: 70 High: 88 Low: 70 TODAY & TOMORROW MORNING THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNING Exclusive daily forecast by: TEMPERATURE* Tuesday 91/63 Record 100/56 Normal 91/66 Mean temp. 77 Departure from mean -1 PRECIPITATION* Tuesday 0.00 in. Total for the month 0.80 in. Total for the year 6.10 in. Normal for the year 14.81 in.*As of 7 p.m. at Inverness UV INDEX: 10 0-2 minimal, 3-4 low, 5-6 moderate, 7-9 high, 10+ very high BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Tuesday at 3 p.m. 30.08 in. DEW POINT Tuesday at 3 p.m. 67 HUMIDITY Tuesday at 3 p.m. 45% POLLEN COUNT** Trees, grasses and weeds were all light. ** Light only extreme allergic will show symptoms, moderate most allergic will experience symptoms, heavy all allergic will experience symptoms. AIR QUALITY Tuesday was good with pollutants mainly particulates. ALMANAC CELESTIAL OUTLOOK SUNSET TONIGHT ............................8:23 P.M. SUNRISE TOMORROW .....................6:33 A.M. MOONRISE TODAY ................................NONE MOONSET TODAY ..........................11:18 A.M. MAY 31JUNE 8JUNE 16JUNE 23 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. 86 75 pc Ft. Lauderdale 84 75 ts Fort Myers 88 71 ts Gainesville 89 68 pc Homestead 84 75 ts Jacksonville 85 69 pc Key West 85 78 ts Lakeland 89 70 pc Melbourne 86 77 ts City H L Fcast Miami 84 75 ts Ocala 90 70 pc Orlando 89 72 pc Pensacola 87 73 pc Sarasota 90 71 ts Tallahassee 91 70 pc Tampa 89 73 ts Vero Beach 86 77 pc W. Palm Bch. 83 77 ts FLORIDA TEMPERATURESEast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters will have a moderate chop. Partly cloudy today. Gulf water temperature81 LAKE LEVELS Location Mon. Tues. Full Withlacoochee at Holder n/a 27.65 35.52 Tsala Apopka-Hernando n/a 36.61 39.25 Tsala Apopka-Inverness n/a 37.20 40.60 Tsala Apopka-Floral City n/a 38.00 42.40Levels reported in feet above sea level. Flood stage for lakes are based on 2.33-year flood, the meanannual flood which has a 43-precent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one year. This data is obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and is subject to revision. In no event will the District or the United States Geological Survey be liable for any damages arising out of the use of this data. If you have any questions you should contact the Hydrological Data Section at (352) 796-7211. MARINE OUTLOOK Taken at Aripeka 87/74 85/68 73/49 93/70 78/66 73/61 61/51 83/69 61/49 60/49 86/69 85/68 84/66 84/75 88/75 90/70 THE NATION Albany 71 40 ts 79 65 Albuquerque 85 52 s 83 56 Asheville 81 55 .01 s 81 55 Atlanta 85 65 pc 84 66 Atlantic City 66 52 .25 pc 77 63 Austin 90 73 ts 87 72 Baltimore 77 58 .15 pc 90 66 Billings 70 47 ts 61 49 Birmingham 87 63 pc 87 71 Boise 65 50 .06 sh 67 44 Boston 64 51 ts 68 62 Buffalo 65 53 .65 ts 81 65 Burlington, VT 74 40 ts 72 63 Charleston, SC 84 64 pc 85 67 Charleston, WV 85 59 pc 89 63 Charlotte 84 63 s 85 63 Chicago 76 55 .18 ts 85 68 Cincinnati 82 66 pc 87 65 Cleveland 83 55 .24 ts 84 66 Columbia, SC 86 64 pc 89 66 Columbus, OH 86 64 pc 86 65 Concord, N.H. 74 35 ts 73 60 Dallas 85 72 ts 87 74 Denver 84 47 pc 73 49 Des Moines 82 64 .40 ts 82 66 Detroit 81 52 .29 ts 85 68 El Paso 95 69 s 93 70 Evansville, IN 86 67 pc 87 68 Harrisburg 66 56 .37 pc 89 64 Hartford 73 46 ts 83 62 Houston 90 75 pc 88 75 Indianapolis 82 62 pc 87 66 Jackson 87 65 pc 87 69 Las Vegas 93 70 s 91 71 Little Rock 87 69 pc 87 70 Los Angeles 74 62 s 73 61 Louisville 87 73 s 88 69 Memphis 88 71 pc 89 72 Milwaukee 75 48 .98 ts 77 63 Minneapolis 61 54 .06 ts 78 66 Mobile 88 58 .12 pc 88 70 Montgomery 92 62 pc 90 70 Nashville 88 63 pc 89 67 New Orleans 86 72 ts 86 73 New York City 68 56 .52 ts 86 69 Norfolk 84 63 s 87 66 Oklahoma City 79 73 ts 79 67 Omaha 82 60 ts 81 66 Palm Springs 91 69 s 102 69 Philadelphia 66 58 .14 pc 88 70 Phoenix 98 70 s 97 73 Pittsburgh 80 54 .35 pc 86 65 Portland, ME 69 41 ts 62 56 Portland, Ore 65 52 .01 sh 61 50 Providence, R.I. 71 46 ts 73 61 Raleigh 85 64 s 87 65 Rapid City 75 44 ts 68 50 Reno 71 51 .02 pc 73 46 Rochester, NY 64 50 .25 ts 84 66 Sacramento 80 57 .05 pc 82 56 St. Louis 86 70 .05 pc 88 71 St. Ste. Marie 56 47 .09 pc 68 56 Salt Lake City 66 54 .38 pc 70 47 San Antonio 90 75 ts 88 73 San Diego 71 61 s 71 62 San Francisco 65 56 pc 65 51 Savannah 83 63 pc 85 69 Seattle 63 53 .01 sh 60 49 Spokane 61 48 .11 sh 64 46 Syracuse 65 43 .03 ts 80 64 Topeka 84 73 pc 82 66 Washington 84 63 1.34 pc 90 70YESTERDAYS NATIONAL HIGH & LOW HIGH 100 Carlsbad, N.M. LOW 21 Angel Fire, N.M. WEDNESDAY CITY H/L/SKY Acapulco 89/78/ts Amsterdam 70/47/sh Athens 84/63/s Beijing 86/67/pc Berlin 75/48/sh Bermuda 73/67/pc Cairo 107/77/s Calgary 57/48/ts Havana 89/72/ts Hong Kong 84/79/sh Jerusalem 92/76/s Lisbon 66/50/c London 59/53/sh Madrid 68/42/sh Mexico City 78/55/ts Montreal 73/61/sh Moscow 72/50/sh Paris 63/50/sh Rio 82/70/c Rome 69/60/sh Sydney 66/55/pc Tokyo 70/66/sh Toronto 77/63/sh Warsaw 79/57/sh 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* 10:23 a/5:34 a 9:27 p/5:33 p 11:13 a/6:23 a 10:30 p/6:34 p Crystal River** 8:44 a/2:56 a 7:48 p/2:55 p 9:34 a/3:45 a 8:51 p/3:56 p Withlacoochee* 6:31 a/12:44 a 5:35 p/12:43 p 7:21 a/1:33 a 6:38 p/1:44 p Homosassa*** 9:33 a/4:33 a 8:37 p/4:32 p 10:23 a/5:22 a 9:40 p/5:33 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) 5/29 WEDNESDAY 10:34 4:20 11:01 4:47 5/30 THURSDAY 11:32 5:19 11:57 5:44 FORECAST FOR 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY HI LO PR 95 67 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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Kennedy in a National Geographic film about the former presidents 1963 assassination. The National Geographic Channel said Tuesday that filming for Killing Kennedy would begin next month in Richmond, Va. The film is expected to air around the 50th anniversary of the shooting later this year and is based on the book by Bill OReilly National Geographic already had a hit earlier this year with an adaptation of another of the FOX News Channel anchors books, Killing Lincoln. In addition to Lowe, the movie will feature Ginnifer Goodwin as the first lady and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald Rick Springfield to publish debut novel NEW YORK Creative writing was Rick Springfields first love, and hes returning to it with his debut novel. A Tuesday news release said the musician-actor will release Magnificent Vibration in May 2014 on the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone. Springfield is best known as the multi-platinum Jessies Girl singer and General Hospital star, but his memoir Late, Late at Night was a surprise New York Times best-seller. He said in the statement the experience reminded me how much I love the craft. Springfields novel is about a tough-times protagonist who receives a 1-800 phone connection with God through a self-help book. The book comes during a busy period for the musician. Bridget Jones novel title revealedLONDON Everyones favorite literary singleton will return in a new novel titled Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Publishers disclosed the title of Helen Fieldings forthcoming book on Tuesday. It continues the comic saga of diary-writing Bridgets romantic and professional adventures. The character, introduced to readers in two 1990s novels, now must cope with an age of text messaging and social media. Fielding said Bridget is older now and her life has moved on. But, the question is, just how much? The previous books, Bridget Joness Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, sold 15 million copies between them and were adapted into movies starring Renee Zellweger The new book will be published Oct. 10 in Britain by Jonathan Cape, and Oct. 15 in the U.S. by Alfred A. Knopf.Oprah names talk-show royaltyNEW YORK Oprah Winfrey doesnt have a daily talk show anymore. But two years after abdicating her throne, the former talk-show queen is clear who she thinks now wear the crowns: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Winfrey declared the co-hosts the reigning king and queen during a surprise appearance on Tuesdays Live with Kelly and Michael. Winfrey, who now runs the OWN cable network, where she appears on-camera on a lessfrequent basis, insisted she doesnt miss the daily talk-show grind. She was brought on Live, unannounced, by guest Tyler Perry He is now producing shows for her network. Perrys new drama, The Haves and the Have Nots, was scheduled to premiere Tuesday night. His new comedy, Love Thy Neighbor, debuts Wednesday. From wire reports Associated Press Rob Lowe, seen in April 2012, will portray President John F. Kennedy in a National Geographic film about the former president's 1963 assassination. A4 W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 000ER89 in Todays Citrus County Chronicle LEGAL NOTICES Meeting Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Notice to Creditors/ Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Self Storage Notices . . . . . . . . . . C12 Tax Deed Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . C11

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Dr. Carlos Gonzalez, 83 CRYSTAL RIVERCarlos F. Gonzalez, M.D., 83 Medical Legacy of Citrus County Born Ponce, Puerto Rico May 26, 1930. Died Crystal River, Fla. May 26, 2013 (on his 83rd birthday). Dr. Gonzalez, better known as Dr. G, became a polio victim at the age of 3. His family packed up and went to live in the mountains of Puerto Rico, living close to a fast-moving river where he sat daily, allowing him to fight his polio and overcome it. He was paralyzed and walked with crutches from that time until he was a freshman in college, when he strengthened the muscles in his leg enough to eliminate his need for the crutches! In college, he participated in almost every sport that did not require running, including shot put, discus, swimming and more; and was awarded many athletic medals. While in Boston attending Tufts University, Dr. G met his bride, Helen, who was attending the Boston Conservatory of Music. They were married in Windsor, Conn., in 1952. Dr. G worked as an Occupational Therapist in Connecticut from 1952 to 1955. In 1955, their first daughter, Laura, was born and they moved to Puerto Rico, where he began medical school. He received his M.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Puerto Rico in 1959. The family then moved to Ohio, where Dr. G completed his medical internship and surgical residency, and their second daughter, Gloria, was born. The family moved to St. Clair, Mich., in 1961 where Dr. G began his private medical practice. While in Michigan, he founded the River District Hospital, and with his wife, Helen, founded the St. Clair Theatre Guild which is still active today. The effects of polio on his leg haunted him, and he had to give up surgery due to the many hours of standing that it required. The harsh Michigan winters made walking very difficult and painful and the family, seeking a warmer climate, relocated to Crystal River, Fla., in 1971. At that time, the only hospital in Citrus County was Citrus Memorial in Inverness, and Dr. G would have to spend the night there many times each month while on call, as there were no ER physicians at that time. His wife, Helen, and their two daughters would take a picnic to the hospital so they could all have dinner together and their daughters would not forget their Dad who had to work so many hours. Seeing the need for a hospital in Crystal River, Dr. G founded Seven Rivers hospital with his friend, Pete DeRosa, in 1978. Dr. G was very active in the community and his involvement and accomplishments included: Chief of Staff at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Member of the Seven Rivers Community Hospital Steering Committee. Chairman of the Governing Board of the Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Member of the Citrus County Medical Society. Medical Director at Crystal River Geriatric Center. Staff Physician at Key Training Center. President of the Citrus-Hernando County Medical Society. Member of the Citrus County Health Planning Society. Member of the Inverness Elks Lodge. President of the Crystal River Rotary Club. His numerous accolades included: Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. Member of the American Medical Association. Member of the Florida Medical Association. Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. Diplomate of the American Board of Chelation Therapy. FAA Medical Examiner. Medical Examiner for various Insurance Companies. Member of the Beta Beta Beta Fraternity. Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Fraternity. Whenever Dr. G had spare time, which was rare, he loved fishing, boating, scuba diving, and hunting. He had his private pilot license and enjoyed flying even from Crystal River to Inverness to check on his patients. He had a love for classic cars and enjoyed listening to classical music. Dr. Gonzalez is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen; and two daughters, Laura Horn (Dr. Roy) of Crystal River, Fla., and Gloria Davenport (Tony) of Asheville, N.C.; grandson, Brett Mosley of Tallahassee, Fla.; and siblings Jose Quique Gonzalez, Asheville, N.C., Peter Gonzalez, Tallahassee, Fla., Mercedes Fernandez, Jacksonville, Fla., and Marta Sandler, Boca Raton, Fla. Dr. Gonzalez was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Gonzalez, in 1990. Dr. Gonzalez touched many lives in Citrus County and will be deeply missed by his patients, colleagues, friends and, most of all, his loving family. He is definitely a True Legacy. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Crystal River, with Fr. Ryszard Stradomski, celebrant. Entombment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. www.fero funeralhome.com. William Walker, 66INVERNESS William D. Walker, age 66, Inverness, died Monday, May 27, 2013. Graveside committal with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Howard Shafer, 82INVERNESS Howard Devon Shafer, 82, of Inverness, Fla., died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Hospice of Citrus County in Citrus Memorial Health System, Inverness, Fla. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the Floral City United Methodist Church. Inurnment service with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. George Brand, 72 HOMOSASSA George W. Brand, 72, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he was born Feb. 19, 1941, to Frank and Margaret (Pfaltzgraf) Brand, one of two children. Mr. Brand was a retired millwright for Marshall Industrial Technologies, Trenton, N.J., and moved to Homosassa 10 years ago from Stockton, N.J. George was a parishioner of St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa. Since moving to Citrus County, Mr. Brand became actively involved in a number of organizations, including U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 15, Flotilla 4 of Homosassa and a volunteer patrolman for Citrus County Sheriffs Crimewatch, as well as a member of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). As an avid ham radio operator, he was also a member of the Citrus County Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency System (ARES). George is survived by his wife Dolores E. Brand of Homosassa, with whom he just celebrated 50 years of marriage; son Joseph Brand (wife Monica), Frenchtown, N.J.; daughter Sharon Inglin (husband Kevin), Stockton, N.J.; son Edward Brand (wife Robin), Pittstown, N.J.; grandchildren Graham, Gunner, Gabriel, Julia, Ethan, David, Caroline, Daniel, Brian, Olivia, Emily, Edison and Elaina and great-granddaughter Arianna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth McDermott. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa, with Fr. Ronald Marecki, celebrant. Private Burial at sea will be performed by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 4 at a later date. Friends will be received Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 15-04 Homosassa Flotilla, Homosassa, Springs, FL 34446. www.wilderfuneral.com and http://troop-ship314. com. Frances Francesca Harbin, 83 HOMOSASSA Frances Francesca M. Harbin, 83, of Homosassa, F la. (Sugarmill Woods), died Thursday,May 23,2013. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill, was in charge of arrangements. Jeffrey Miller, 70INVERNESS Jeffrey Stuart Miller, 70, of Inverness, Fla., died Monday, May 27, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, Fla. Juanita Rinnier, 79INVERNESS Juanita Mary Rinnier, age 79, Inverness, died May 27, 2013, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Juanita was born May 28, 1933, in Alton, Ill., to the late Louis and Ellen (Miller) Williams. She worked as the head teller in a bank for many years. Survivors include her husband, James T. Rinnier Sr., their son James T. Rinnier Jr. and grandson Thomas James Rinnier, all of Inverness; and her sisters Lillian Pingolt, Granite City, Ill., and Rosaliie (Robert) Pingolt, Bethalto, Ill. She was preceded in death by her daughter-inlaw, Elaine on Aug. 15, 2012. A celebration tribute to Juanitas life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2 p.m. until the hour of service. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Charles Charlie Voyton, 72HOMOSASSA Charles (Charlie) Voyton, age 72, passed away from cancer on May 26. He lived in Homosassa, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Norma Voyton. He graduated from Nanticoke High School, in Nanticoke, Pa., and served three years in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis. He was employed with IBM and transferred to Tampa in 1980. He retired from IBM in 1995 with 30 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 25 years; three daughters; one stepson; one stepdaughter; and six grandchildren. He has two brothers in New York and five brothers and one sister in Pa. He attended St. Thomas Catholic Church in Homosassa. He was a member of the Good Sam Chapter, Trail Blazing Sams, since 1991, enjoyed traveling in his motorhome and working summers at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The family will receive friends at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8495 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa, Fla., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Friends are welcome to join the family in procession to St. Thomas Catholic Church, 7040 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, Fla., for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in Charlies memory. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Ronald Rogers, 66 INVERNESS Ronald D. Rogers, 66, of Inverness, passed away suddenly May 25, 2013. He was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Barre, Vt., and moved to Florida as a young man. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and later spent many years traveling the world as a boiler maker in the shipbuilding industry. Most recently, he worked as an assembler, where he was valued by his co-workers as a hard worker and kind man. He enjoyed fishing, sports and spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 41 years, Flossie Benton Rogers; his son Ashley H. Rogers; daughter-in-law Alicia Rogers; two young grandsons, Aidan and Adric; and older stepgrandson Brandon Perkins. A memorial tribute/celebration of life for Mr. Rogers will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Please call 352-302-7335 for location or further information. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooper FuneralHome.com. Arrangements are by the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. James Hawkins EX-FAMU JOURNALISM SCHOOL DEANTALLAHASSEE James E. Hawkins, the former dean of the Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, has died, officials said Tuesday. Hawkins died Monday in Macon, Ga., according to a statement from the university. Hawkins began working at FAMU in 1977, three years after the journalism program began, as an assistant professor of broadcast journalism. He continued working during the summers as a journalist for The Associated Press and the Oakland Tribune, officials said. When the journalism program became the School of Journalism and Graphic Arts in 1982, Hawkins was named director of the journalism division. He became interim dean of the journalism school in 2003, and he was named dean less than a year later.A6 W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE 000EGHG Cellular & Roman Shades Plantation Shutters Ado Wraps Custom Drapery Top Treatments Etc. 628-7888 CALL NOW! Lorrie 5454 S. Suncoast Blvd. (Hwy 19, next to Sugarmill Family Rest.) www.verticalblindsofhomosassa.com OF HOMOSASSA, Inc. More Than Just Verticals 2011 2011 2011 2011 2 Faux Wood Woven Woods Lic. & Insured 352-400-3188 YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST IS IT TIME TO REFI NISH YOUR POOL? POOLS AND PAVERS Often imitated, never duplicated Add an artistic touch to your existing yard or pool or plan something completely new! QUALITY WORK AT A FAIR PRICE! COPES POOL AND PAVER LLC 000F1QM Copes Pool & Pavers Closing time for placing ad is 4 business days prior to run date. There are advanced deadlines for holidays. 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Brown Licensed Funeral Director Fax: 352-795-6694 5430 West Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto, FL 34461 352-795-0111 brownfh@tampabay.rr.com / www.brownfuneralhome.com Obituaries Dr. Carlos Gonzalez OBITUARIES Phone 352-563-5660 for details. George Brand SO YOU KNOW Email obits@ chronicleonline.com or fax 352-563-3280. Juanita Rinnier OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. If websites, photos, survivors, memorial contributions or other information are included, this will be designated as a paid obituary and a cost estimate provided to the sender. A flag will be included for free for those who served in the U.S. military. (Please note this service when submitting a free obituary.) Additionally, all obituaries will be posted online at www.chronicleonline .com. Paid obituaries are printed as submitted by funeral homes or societies. Deadline is 3 p.m. for obituaries to appear in the next days edition. Charles Voyton OBITUARIES Paid obituaries may include the information permitted in the free obituaries, as well as date of birth; parents names; predeceased and surviving family members; year married and spouses name (date of death, if predeceased by spouse); religious affiliation; biographical information, including education, employment, military service, organizations and hobbies; officiating clergy; interment/ inurnment; and memorial contributions. The national database Legacy.com maintains the Chronicles obituaries and guest books. Allow 24 hours for review of guest book entries. Ronald Rogers Death ELSEWHERE From wire reports

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Bi-Lo strikes $265 million deal with Delhaize JACKSONVILLE Bi-Lo Holdings LLC said Tuesday that it will buy Delhaize Groups Sweetbay, Harveys and Reids grocery stores chains for $265 million in cash. The deal includes 72 Sweetbay and Harveys sites each, and 11 Reids stores. As part of the transaction, Bi-Lo Holdings will also acquire leases for 10 prior Sweetbay locations. Delhaize will retain Sweetbays distribution center. The 165 stores included in the transaction generated revenue of approximately $1.8 billion in 2012. Delhaize, which is based in Belgium, said the sale is a significant move toward simplifying its business and give it more financial flexibility to pursue other strategic priorities. The deal will also help Bi-Lo, which owns the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery chains, reach more customers. The privately held Jacksonville, Fla., company has 686 Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie stores in the Southeast. The transaction is subject to antitrust approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. Nike cutting ties to LivestrongAUSTIN, Texas Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrongs Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation in the latest fallout from the former cyclists doping scandal. The move by the sports shoe and clothing company ends a relationship that began in 2004 and helped the foundation raise more than $100 million, making the charitys bracelet an international symbol for cancer survivors. But the relationship soured with revelations of performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and members of his U.S. Postal Service team. Nike said Tuesday it will stop making its Livestrong line of apparel after the 2013 holiday season. NY high court eyes who can tap Starbucks tip jars ALBANY, N.Y. Baristas, managers and Starbucks itself put in their two cents Tuesday before New Yorks highest court in a tip-jar dispute that could have broad consequences for the states hospitality workers and, ultimately, employees at the coffee chains thousands of U.S. retail stores. The arguments pitted low-level workers against assistant managers and the company over who is entitled to the cash tips coffee customers leave when picking up their daily pick-me-up. A federal appeals court has asked the state Court of Appeals to interpret New York labor law and its definition of an employers agent, who is prohibited from tip sharing, in connection with two lawsuits against Starbucks, which allows baristas and shift supervisors but not assistant managers to dip into the tip jar.Tiffany 1Q results rise, tops expectations NEW YORK Tiffany & Co. reported a 3 percent increase in first-quarter net income, fueled by solid sales improvement across the regions, particularly in Asia. The results, announced Tuesday, beat Wall Street expectations, and its shares briefly rose to their highest level in almost two years in morning trading. Tiffany is a barometer of luxury spending so the latest results show the resilience among affluent shoppers despite economic challenges around the globe. Still, the company stuck to its profit outlook for the year, citing a weaker yen, as well as ongoing weak sales in the North America region.Fidelity National buying Lender ProcessingJACKSONVILLE, Fla. Fidelity National Financial Inc. has agreed to buy Lender Processing Services Inc. for about $2.82 billion in order to broaden and diversify its business. Lender Processing is a Jacksonville-based technology company that services the mortgage and real estate industries. Fidelity National, also based in Jacksonville, provides title insurance, mortgage and other services. Fidelity National will pay $33.25 per share, a 1 percent premium to Lender Processings Friday closing price of $32.89. The companies put the cash-and-stock deals total equity value at approximately $2.9 billion. B USINESS C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 A7 Money & MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,360 1,440 1,520 1,600 1,680 M DJFMA 1,600 1,660 1,720 S&P 500 Close: 1,660.06 Change: 10.46 (0.6%) 10 DAYS 12,800 13,600 14,400 15,200 16,000 M DJFMA 15,080 15,320 15,560 Dow Jones industrials Close: 15,409.39 Change: 106.29 (0.7%) 10 DAYSAdvanced1812 Declined1294 New Highs261 New Lows42 Vol. (in mil.)3,358 Pvs. Volume2,716 1,696 1,422 1764 741 255 20 NYSE NASD DOW15521.4915307.3315409.39+106.29+0.69%+17.59% DOW Trans.6482.476382.376397.77+2.07+0.03%+20.56% DOW Util.500.54490.56492.42-6.79-1.36%+8.68% NYSE Comp.9571.279468.929494.17+51.94+0.55%+12.44% NASDAQ3514.803475.393488.89+29.75+0.86%+15.54% S&P5001674.211652.631660.06+10.46+0.63%+16.40% S&P4001207.641191.301196.80+8.73+0.73%+17.28% Wilshire 500017660.2417392.8417514.87+122.03+0.70%+16.80% Russell 20001005.42984.25997.35+13.07+1.33%+17.43% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AK Steel Hold AKS2.762 6.73 3.55+.10 +2.9 sss-22.8-46.2dd... AT&T Inc T32.716 39.00 36.18-.57 -1.6 ttt+7.3+14.5271.80 Ametek Inc AME29.860 43.94 43.39+.46 +1.1 sss+15.5+30.4220.24 Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD64.999 101.86 95.79+.18 +0.2 sst+9.6+42.12.21e Bank of America BAC6.850 13.73 13.35+.11 +0.8 sss+15.0+86.0310.04 Capital City Bank CCBG6.529 12.64 11.97+.57 +5.0 stt+5.3+70.792... CenturyLink Inc CTL32.055 43.43 37.07-.20 -0.5 tts-5.2+3.3262.16 Citigroup C24.610 52.89 51.79+1.27 +2.5 sss+30.9+89.6150.04 Commnwlth REIT CWH13.466 25.25 20.23-.26 -1.3 ttt+27.7+19.8841.00 Disney DIS44.140 67.89 66.69+1.20 +1.8 sss+33.9+49.1200.75f Duke Energy DUK59.636 75.46 67.75-1.13 -1.6 ttt+6.2+10.0203.06 EPR Properties EPR40.048 61.18 55.86-.68 -1.2 tts+21.1+41.8233.16 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM77.130 93.67 92.38+.85 +0.9 sss+6.7+13.692.52f Ford Motor F8.820 15.32 15.28+.49 +3.3 sss+18.0+42.5110.40 Gen Electric GE18.020 24.13 23.60+.07 +0.3 sss+12.4+26.0170.76 Home Depot HD47.750 81.56 79.82+.83 +1.1 sss+29.1+61.4251.56 Intel Corp INTC19.236 27.75 24.08+.16 +0.7 sss+16.8-3.2120.90 IBM IBM181.858 215.90 207.78+2.06 +1.0 sst+8.5+6.7143.80f LKQ Corporation LKQ15.720 25.89 25.16+.38 +1.5 sss+19.2+38.929... Lowes Cos LOW24.760 43.84 42.86+.22 +0.5 sss+20.7+59.7250.64 McDonalds Corp MCD83.319 103.70 101.24+.95 +0.9 sts+14.8+12.8193.08 Microsoft Corp MSFT26.260 35.27 35.02+.75 +2.2 sss+31.1+20.9180.92 Motorola Solutions MSI44.497 64.72 58.53+.72 +1.2 sst+5.1+23.2181.04 NextEra Energy NEE64.317 82.65 77.02-.28 -0.4 ttt+11.3+22.7192.64 Penney JC Co Inc JCP13.553 32.55 18.72-.26 -1.4 tss-5.0-30.5dd... Piedmont Office RT PDM14.629 21.09 19.91-.20 -1.0 tts+10.3+24.6430.80 Regions Fncl RF5.460 9.34 9.23+.13 +1.4 sss+29.5+44.4110.12f Sears Holdings Corp SHLD38.404 68.77 48.98-1.27 -2.5 ttt+18.4-4.4dd... Smucker, JM SJM73.200 105.18 104.52+1.30 +1.3 sss+21.2+36.0222.08 Sprint Nextel Corp S2.440 7.40 7.27-.06 -0.8 tss+28.2+189.7dd... Texas Instru TXN26.069 37.36 36.20+.21 +0.6 srs+17.2+27.6221.12 Time Warner TWX33.620 61.73 60.29+1.01 +1.7 sss+26.1+74.5181.15 UniFirst Corp UNF55.860 97.15 99.58+3.96 +4.1 sss+35.8+65.3190.15 Verizon Comm VZ40.518 54.31 50.82-.57 -1.1 tts+17.4+29.1cc2.06 Vodafone Group VOD24.429 30.80 29.60-.01 ... rts+17.5+14.81.57e WalMart Strs WMT65.139 79.96 77.32+.01 ... rts+13.3+21.5151.88f Walgreen Co WAG28.530 51.20 50.23-.54 -1.1 tss+35.7+65.9231.10 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest Dividend Footnotes: a Extra dividends were paid, but are not included. b Annual rate plus stock. c Liquidating dividend. e Amount declared or paid in last 12 months. f Current annual rate, which was increased by most recent dividend announcement. i Sum of dividends paid after s tock split, no regular rate. j Sum of dividends paid this year. Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative iss ue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yie ld not shown. r Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t Paid in stock, approximate cash value on ex-distribution date. PE Footnotes: q Stock is a closed-end fund no P/E ratio shown. cc P/E exceeds 99. dd Loss in last 12 months. Fidelity National Financial agreed to buy the technology company that services the mortgage industry for about $2.82 billion. A Credit Suisse analyst stripped the utility of its Outperform rating, saying that a glut of energy is pushing down prices. In a note to clients, a Citi analyst said that watches from the clothing and accessories company are selling well in stores. The Canadian drugmaker said that it will pay $8.7 billion to buy Bausch + Lomb, the privately held maker of contact lenses. The high-end jewelry company known for its blue boxes, reported a 3 percent rise in first-quarter net income on higher sales. A rally that brought stock indexes to record highs came back to life after consumer confidence reached a five-year high and home prices rose the most in seven years. The Dow rose more than 100 points Tuesday, following a loss the week before. 65 70 75 $80 M MA TiffanyTIF Close: $79.22 3.01 or 3.9% $49.72$81.25 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 4.0m (2.5x avg.) $10.07 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 24.4 1.7% 60 80 $100 M MA Valeant Pharma.VRX Close: $91.80 7.33 or 8.7% $42.47$96.25 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 11.5m (6.8x avg.) $27.89 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 29.3 ... 50 55 60 $65 M MA Michael Kors KORS Close: $61.98 1.89 or 3.1% $35.50$65.10 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 7.3m (1.7x avg.) $12.38 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 35 40 45 $50 M MA FirstEnergy FE Close: $39.86 -2.76 or -6.5% $38.26$51.14 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 12.5m (4.0x avg.) $16.67 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 25.2 5.5% 20 25 30 $35 M MA Lender Processing LPS Close: $33.49 0.60 or 1.8% $21.14$34.14 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 11.8m (9.8x avg.) $2.84 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 33.8 1.2% The yield on the 10-year Treasury note jumped to 2.17 percent Tuesday. Yields affect interest rates on consumer loans.NET 1YR TREASURIES YEST PVS CHG AGO 3.25 3.25 3.25 .13 .13 .13 PRIME RATE FED FUNDS 3-month T-bill.040.04....08 6-month T-bill.080.07+0.01.13 52-wk T-bill.120.10+0.02.18 2-year T-note.310.25+0.06.29 5-year T-note1.020.89+0.13.76 10-year T-note2.172.01+0.161.74 30-year T-bond3.323.17+0.152.85 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.002.88+0.122.55 Bond Buyer Muni Idx4.214.17+0.044.40 Barclays USAggregate1.951.97-0.022.06 Barclays US High Yield5.435.40+0.037.84 Moodys AAACorp Idx3.943.97-0.033.76 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.241.16+0.081.00 Barclays US Corp2.782.79-0.013.42 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of oil rose Tuesday following five straight losses. Soybean futures rose on speculation that wet weather in the Midwest will delay planting. Gold and silver fell. Copper rose. Crude Oil (bbl)95.0194.15+0.91+3.5 Ethanol (gal)2.632.60...+20.2 Heating Oil (gal)2.912.86+1.74-4.6 Natural Gas (mm btu)4.174.24-1.49+24.6 Unleaded Gas (gal)2.852.84+0.49+1.5 FUELS CLOSEPVS. %CHG%YTD Gold (oz)1379.101386.80-0.56-17.7 Silver (oz)22.1822.48-1.34-26.5 Platinum (oz)1461.801451.90+0.68-5.0 Copper (lb)3.313.29+0.61-9.1 Palladium (oz)756.80726.05+4.24+7.7 METALS CLOSEPVS. %CHG%YTD Cattle (lb)1.211.21+0.15-7.0 Coffee (lb)1.261.27-0.63-12.1 Corn (bu)6.676.57+1.41-4.6 Cotton (lb)0.810.81-0.09+8.4 Lumber (1,000 bd ft)287.40297.40-3.36-23.1 Orange Juice (lb)1.491.47+1.02+28.2 Soybeans (bu)15.0914.76+2.24+6.4 Wheat (bu)6.946.98-0.54-10.8 AGRICULTURE CLOSE PVS. %CHG%YTD American Funds BalAm 22.81+.07 +12.3+23.2+14.7+6.9 CapIncBuAm 57.18+.02 +9.3+19.8+13.1+3.5 CpWldGrIAm 41.61+.19 +12.3+30.6+14.2+2.2 EurPacGrAm 44.32+.20 +7.5+27.1+10.7+0.7 FnInvAm 47.26+.32 +16.2+30.9+16.6+4.2 GrthAmAm 39.58+.30 +15.2+29.8+15.5+4.2 IncAmerAm 19.89+.04 +11.1+22.2+14.5+6.3 InvCoAmAm 34.96+.17 +16.4+28.5+15.4+5.0 NewPerspAm 35.19+.20 +12.6+29.4+15.2+4.4 WAMutInvAm 36.51+.18 +17.6+28.8+18.3+5.9 Dodge & Cox Income 13.84-.04 +0.6+5.1+5.8+6.8 IntlStk 38.63+.09 +11.5+37.9+12.4+1.0 Stock 144.82+1.05 +19.3+39.1+17.4+4.7 Fidelity Contra 88.68+.63 +15.4+23.4+16.8+5.8 LowPriStk d 45.87+.30 +16.1+31.7+17.5+8.1 Fidelity Spartan 500IdxAdvtg 58.98+.37 +17.4+28.8+17.5+5.9 FrankTemp-Franklin IncomeAm 2.37... +8.4+20.6+12.7+6.1 FrankTemp-Templeton GlBondAm 13.51... +2.5+16.1+7.9+9.6 GlBondAdv 13.46... +2.5+16.3+8.2+9.9 Harbor IntlInstl 66.53+.24 +7.1+26.5+13.6+0.1 PIMCO TotRetAm 11.10-.08 -0.3+4.8+5.9+7.2 T Rowe Price EqtyInc 30.88+.17 +17.3+31.9+16.1+5.9 GrowStk 43.28+.33 +14.6+22.2+17.3+6.5 Vanguard 500Adml 153.45+.92 +17.4+28.8+17.5+6.0 500Inv 153.43+.92 +17.3+28.6+17.4+5.8 GNMAAdml 10.63-.08 -1.6-0.5+3.8+5.3 MuIntAdml 14.27-.04 +0.5+3.2+5.1+5.3 STGradeAd 10.78-.02 +0.5+3.3+3.3+4.0 Tgtet2025 14.86+.02 +9.3+20.2+12.3+4.7 TotBdAdml 10.87-.07 -0.9+1.4+4.5+5.5 TotIntl 15.80+.04 +5.7+27.2+10.0-1.5 TotStIAdm 41.69+.28 +17.5+29.2+17.6+6.4 TotStIdx 41.67+.27 +17.4+29.0+17.4+6.3 Welltn 37.49+.06 +11.4+21.4+13.5+6.7 WelltnAdm 64.75+.09 +11.5+21.5+13.6+6.8 TOTALRETURN FAMILYFUND NAV CHG YTD 1YR 3YR* 5YR*Mutual Funds Annualized; d Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. m Multiple fees are charged, usually a marketing fee and either a sales or redemption fee. x fund paid a distribution during the week. Interest rates 000E3X9 Associated PressNEW YORK A rally that brought the stock market to record highs this year came back to life after consumer confidence reached a five-year high and U.S. home prices rose the most in seven years. As stock prices rose investors sold bonds, sending interest rates higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 106 points to close at another record Tuesday, bouncing back from a loss the week before. The Standard & Poors 500 index also gained. The S&P is on track for its seventh straight monthly increase, the longest winning streak since 2009. They say the stock market tends to lead the economy. Now were starting to see the improvement on the economic front, so theres some justification for this rally, said Ryan Detrick, a senior technical strategist at Schaeffers investment research. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note jumped to 2.17 percent, its highest level since April 2012, as investors moved money out of safe assets and into riskier ones like stocks. Thats a big move from Fridays level of 2.01 percent. Markets were closed Monday for Memorial Day. The stock market is coming off a rare loss last week, when both the Dow and the S&P 500 index had their first losing weeks in a month. Investors worried that the Federal Reserve might slow its extraordinary economic stimulus measures, which have also supported the stock markets advance. The gains were broad. Eight of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index rose, led by financial stocks. The only groups that fell were utilities and telecommunication companies, which investors tend to buy when theyre seeking stable, safe stocks that pay high dividends. All but six of the 30 stocks in the Dow rose. Some of the most eyecatching price moves were in the bond market. Bond yields are rising in anticipation that the Fed may ease back on its $85 billion monthly bond purchases. Tim Courtney, chief investment officer at Exencial Wealth Advisors, is among those who see a bleak outlook for the bond market. While inflation is currently low, it will likely start to rise within one or two years if the economy continues to improve, Courtney said. Higher inflation prompts investors to demand higher yields, pushing down bond prices and inflicting losses on bond investors. Stocks up on surge of consumer confidence Associated Press Trader Gregory Rowe works Tuesday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Business BRIEFS From wire reports

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O PINION Page A8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 Liberal silence on news of the day Why is it that I saw nothing in Wednesdays (May 8) Chronicle that mentioned the Congressional hearing that is being conducted to investigate differences between what the American public has been told happened in Benghazi, and what government employees on the scene have to say? Could it be because we the people have been misled by our leaders in Washington, and the liberal media will do its best to ensure that we never hear the real story? Its a shame that in order to get any information, we need to access Internet sources. (No, I dont mean FOX News, I actually found coverage at the CNN website.) Is this not considered news by the Chronicle ? You may say, as then Secretary of State Clinton said when questioned, what does it matter now? Well, please be aware that to most Americans it matters a great deal. Butch Adams Homosassa Be a good human friend Earlier this spring, once again a Sandhill crane chick was born on Pritchard Island. My husband Al named him Yung Yellar (I called him YY for short) but most people called him The Baby. We videotaped just about everything he did as he stayed close to his parents and learned how to be a crane. He watched his parents get food to feed him and soon learned how to find it for himself. He learned to run and used his small wings for balance. He grew so quickly that we could see the difference from day to day. He became a star on YouTube. To watch his first few weeks of stardom just search for Baby Sandhill Crane Part 1 or use http://youtu.be/UPa ZcnmCT6o. We continued to record his adventures on video and planned that Part 2 would include him learning to fly. Sadly, a few weeks later when he was a little over a month old, he died. That morning a neighbor saw him walking along the lakeshore with his attentive parents, eating and exploring nothing unusual. In the afternoon she noticed his parents standing close together in the marsh, guarding his still body; they tried to cover it with vegetation; they stayed for hours; they returned to the same spot the next morning and appeared to be protecting the area and grieving. We dont know why or how he died. Possibly a snake, but unlikely a predator such as a hawk; something he ate or was given to eat; ingestion of mycotoxins that are produced by fungi and molds or infestation of gapeworm parasites ? Well never know for sure. In 2002, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made it illegal to feed Sandhill cranes (Florida Fish and Wildlife Code 68-A44.00(3)). There are many hazards that occur naturally in nature and over which we have little if any control. But we do have control over how we interact with wildlife. Sandhill cranes are beautiful and often friendly toward humans. However, people inadvertently put them in harms way by attracting them to their yards with feed. Please learn how to be a good human friend to all members of Floridas ecosystem. You can find detailed information at myfwc.com/conservation. Yung Yellars parents have remained in our neighborhood. The cycle of life continues. Jan Grubman Inverness I have not seen the video. Not saying I wont, but for now, Ive chosen not to. To rush online and seek out cellphone footage of two fanatics with machetes who butchered a British soldier in London on May 22, to watch them standing there, hands painted red with his blood, speaking for the cameras, would feel like an act of complicity, like giving them what they want, like being a puppet yanked by its strings. Sometimes, especially in the heat of visceral revulsion, we forget an essential truth about terrorism. Namely, that the people who do these things are the opposite of powerful. Non-state sponsored terror is a tactic chosen almost exclusively by the impotent. These people have no inherent power. They command no armies, they boss no economies, their collective arsenals are puny by nation-state standards. No, what they have is a willingness to be random, ruthless and indiscriminate in their killing. But they represent no existential danger. The United States once tore itself in half and survived the wound. Could it really be destroyed by men using airliners as guided missiles? Britain was once bombed senseless for eight months straight and lived to tell the tale. Could it really be broken by two maniacs with machetes? Of course not. No, terrorisms threat lies not in its power, but in its effect, its ability to make us appalled, frightened, irrational, and, most of all, convinced that we are next, and nowhere is safe. Here, Im thinking of the lady who told me, after 9/11, that she would never enter a skyscraper again. As if, because of this atrocity, every tall building in America and how many thousands of those do we have? was suddenly suspect. And Im thinking of my late Aunt Ruth who, at the height of the anthrax scare, required my uncle to open the mail on the front lawn after which, she received it wearing latex gloves. I am also thinking of the country itself, which, in response to the 9/11 attacks, launched two wars one more than necessary at a ruinous cost in lives, treasure and credibility that will haunt us for years. Have you ever seen a martial artist leverage a bigger opponents size against him, make him hurt himself without ever throwing a punch? Thats the moral of 9/11. The last 12 years have shown us how easily we ourselves can become the weapon terrorists use against us. This is especially true when video footage exists (How many times have you seen the twin towers destroyed?). After all, getting the word out, spreading fear like a contagion, is the whole point of the exercise. That could not have been plainer last Wednesday. Having reportedly run the soldier, Lee Rigby, down with a car, having hacked him to pieces with machetes, these men did not blow themselves up and they did not run. No, they spoke their manifestoes, their claims of Muslim grievance, into the cellphone cameras of passers-by. Almost instantly, this was all over television and the Internet. Almost instantly the voices of impotent men were magnified to a global roar. Almost instantly, we all stood witness. Terrorism uses its minimal power to achieve maximum effect and this is easier than ever on a planet that is now electronically networked and technologically webbed. Our connectivity is an exploitable vulnerability. But in the end, no, these people cannot destroy us. Can they grieve us? Certainly. But they cannot destroy us unless we help them do it. Their most lasting violence is not physical, but psychological the imposition of fear, the loss of security. We cannot control what such people do. But we can control our reaction thereto. So let it be finally understood: From time to time, we will face the desperate evil of impotent men. But the only power they have is the power we give them. I propose we give them none. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@ miamiherald.com. We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action. Learned Hand, Nov. 21, 1942 Deny terrorists their power 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 INTOLERABLE SITUATION Compensation process nears total collapse T he common lament among the ranks of our nations disabled veterans filing for service-connected disability com pensation from the VA is, Delay, deny, wait till I die. As a candidate for the presidency, President Obama pledged to revamp the Veterans Affairs (VA) claims process. When General Eric Shinseki, a former Army Chief of Staff and highly respected combat wounded veteran, was appointed as the VA Secretary in 2009, he promised to end the claims backlog in two years. The promises of President Obama and Secretary Shinseki raised the hopes of veterans that the claims backlog would finally be eliminated. Instead, the backlog has gotten intolerably worse. Internal VA documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting reveal the agencys claims process has virtually collapsed. The number of claimants waiting more than a year for their benefits has exploded from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 in December 2012 an increase of more than 2,000 percent. Particularly troubling is that the number of veterans dying before their claims were approved has skyrocketed. Between 2009 and 2012, the number of deceased veterans receiving approval too late for the compensation to help them while they were alive jumped from 6,400 to 19,500. Three factors in particular have contributed to the VAs inability to fulfill the promises of President Obama and Secretary Shinseki. Foremost is the VAs antiquated processing system. After spending more than half a billion dollars on a new computer system the past four years, 97 percent of all claims inexplicably remain on paper. The paper-laden claims process is further compounded by a points system that gives performance bonuses to workers for sending letters to veterans but not for spending extra time reading a claims file. Despite the VA publicly reporting it has hired 3,300 additional personnel since 2010, staffing at the VAs 58 regional offices only increased by fewer than 300 people due to turnover and the loss of more than 2,000 workers temporarily paid through stimulus funds. Lastly, with claims processors overwhelmed by an everburdensome workload, pro cessing errors have reached a crisis state and a sense of helpless resignation has made the disability compensation claims of veterans secondary to struggling through another workday. Second only to the Department of Defense in size, the VA is saddled by a cumbersome bureaucracy, indurate procedures and inadequate staffing. As such, while the federal government has deemed some private corporations too big to fail, the VAs intolerable claims record argues it may be too big to be fixed. If the VA claims process is ever going to be fixed, it must be revamped and sufficiently resourced. Furthermore, the VA leadership, from the Secretary on down, must be held strictly accountable for ending this intolerable situation once and for all. Our nations disabled veterans merit more than hollow promises. THE ISSUE: Mounting VA claims backlog.OUR OPINION: Hollow promises no longer acceptable. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352563-3280 or email to letters@chronicleonline.com LETTERS to the Editor Dont go with growWell, its Saturday, May 18, and again the headlines of the Chronicle read, County courting sporting tourism, and a picture of the Citrus County administrator. Lately thats all we read; people wanting the two cities and county to grow, grow, grow. Is it wrong to have a place where some people can live in a quiet, friendly atmosphere? For years, we have had just such a place. But now we have the element of people who just want to make more money, destroy more nature and live in an atmosphere where you cant just enjoy our blessing and be able to walk along and just meet the fellow residents with a smile, Hello, how are you, and get a friendly reply, not just be ignored because they are in a hurry to get to some big event and be pushed around. They want to see packed parks, lakes, downtown hiking and bike trails. You might say if thats what you want, then move. Health care paymentsI was reading about the state employees who are supposed to be paying $8 a month for health care. That is false. I went back through our records and checked back as far as 2000 and my husband and I, just for two people, paid over $500 for our health care through the state of Florida. So somebody needs to check their figures before they put something like that in the paper because a lot of people are going to be upset when they read thatThe over $500 my husband and I paid, that is per month. Thats not for a year, its per month. And at this time, we pay over $9,000 for our health care including Social Security and our health premium from the state of Florida. 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 Leonard Pitts OTHER VOICES C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE

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It took five tries before Florida lawmakers finally passed the texting ban. Previous efforts stalled in the face of House Republican opposition, with conservative members worried about government intrusion into peoples lives. The House added a provision allowing police to use drivers mobile phone records against them only when texting causes a crash resulting in death or personal injury. The bills sponsor, Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has said that could help to defend the law against privacy concerns. Drivers who text take their eyes off the road for almost five seconds, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates the trucking industry. At 55 mph, a driver can cross the equivalent of a football field while not looking. There were 256,443 reported crashes in Florida in 2012. In 4,841 of those crashes, a driver had been texting or otherwise using an electronic communication device while driving, according to a preliminary report from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Student Jackie Garcia said she tries to put her phone in the glove compartment when shes driving. Its just so temping because you know (your phone) is there and you want to reach for it, said the 17-year-old, who was among nearly two dozen students who stood next to Scott wearing No Text On Board T-shirts as he signed the bill. Critics said the law should have made texting while driving a primary offense and complained the law will also be difficult to enforce. Its a watered down bill, but something is better than nothing, said Democratic Rep. Irv Slosberg, whose teen daughter died in an accident with a distracted driver. When asked if he thought texting while driving should be a primary offense, Scott said its the right way to start. The ban covers tablet computers, as well as mobile phones, but excludes using a talk-to-text feature. It also allows texting while stopped at a red light. The bill allows the use of phone records in defense against a ticket, but some phone companies records dont differentiate between manual texting and talk-to-text messaging. A first violation is a $30 fine plus court costs. A second or subsequent violation within five years adds three points to the drivers license and carries a $60 fine. Parker, associate director with the Pew Social & Demographic Trends Project. Womens roles have changed, marriage rates have declined the family looks a lot different than it used to. The rise of breadwinner moms highlights the fact that, not only are more mothers balancing work and family these days, but the economic contributions mothers are making to their households have grown immensely. The trend is being driven mostly by long-term demographic changes, including higher rates of education and labor force participation dating back to the 1960s womens movement. Today, women are more likely than men to hold bachelors degrees, and they make up nearly half 47 percent of the American workforce. But recent changes in the economy, too, have played a part. Big job losses in manufacturing and construction, fields that used to provide high pay to a mostly male workforce, have lifted the relative earnings of married women, even among those in mid-level positions such as teachers, nurses or administrators. The jump in working women has been especially prominent among those who are mothers from 37 percent in 1968 to 65 percent in 2011 reflecting in part increases for those who went looking for jobs to lift sagging family income after the recent recession. At the same time, marriage rates have fallen to record lows. Forty percent of births now occur out of wedlock, leading to a rise in single-mother households. Many of these mothers are low-income with low education, and more likely to be black or Hispanic. In all, 13.7 million U.S. households with children under age 18 now include mothers who are the main breadwinners. Of those, 5.1 million, or 37 percent, are married, while 8.6 million, or 63 percent are single. The income gap between the families is large $80,000 in median family income for married couples vs. $23,000 for single mothers. Both groups of breadwinner moms married and unmarried have grown sharply. Among all U.S. households with children, the share of married breadwinner moms has jumped from 4 percent in 1960 to 15 percent in 2011. For single mothers, the share has increased from 7 percent to 25 percent. How does the general public feel about that? While roughly 79 percent of Americans reject the notion that women should return to their traditional roles, only 21 percent of those polled said the trend of more mothers of young children working outside the home is a good thing for society, according to the Pew survey. Roughly 3 in 4 adults said the increasing number of women working for pay has made it harder for parents to raise children. Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, said that to his surprise public attitudes toward working mothers have changed very little over the years. He predicts the growing numbers will lead to a growing constituency among women in favor of family-friendly work policies such as paid family leave, as well as safety net policies such as food stamps or child care support for single mothers. Many of our workplaces and schools still follow a male-breadwinner model, assuming that the wives are at home to take care of child care needs, he said. Until we realize that the breadwinnerhomemaker marriage will never again be the norm, we wont provide working parents with the support they need. Other findings: There is a gender gap on attitudes. About 45 percent of women say children are better off if their mother is at home, and 38 percent say children are just as well off if the mother works. Among men, 57 percent say children are better off if their mother is at home, while 29 percent say they are just as well off if she works. The share of married couples in which the wife is more educated than the husband is rising, from 7 percent in 1960 to 23 percent in 2011. Still, the vast majority of couples include spouses with similar educational backgrounds, at 61 percent. The number of working wives who make more than their husbands has been increasing more rapidly in recent years. 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Members of Congress from both political parties say the current uproar over the targeting of conservative political groups underscores that overly complex tax provisions have given the IRS too much discretion in interpreting and enforcing the law. This is the perfect example of why we need tax reform, said Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. If you want to diminish and limit the power of the IRS, you have got to reduce the complexity of the tax code and take them out of it. There are still formidable obstacles to completing a major tax overhaul this year or next. Democrats and Republicans start off with opposite views on whether the government should levy more taxes and on who should pay what share. The two sides also dont trust one another, making it difficult to envision agreement on which popular tax breaks to keep and which to scrap. Most taxpayers pay someone to do their taxes or they buy commercial software to help them file. In a report earlier this year, national taxpayer advocate Nina E. Olson ranked complexity as the most serious problem facing both taxpayers and the IRS. People simply trying to comply with the rules often make inadvertent errors and overpay or underpay, she said, while others often find loopholes that enable them to reduce or eliminate their tax liabilities. The IRS scandal has little, if anything, to do with most everyday taxpayers, yet some lawmakers hope the attention will help galvanize support for the first major tax overhaul since 1986. A little over two weeks ago, the IRS revealed agents assigned to a special team in Cincinnati had targeted tea party and other conservative groups for additional, often burdensome scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The targeting lasted more than 18 months during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns, hindering the groups ability to raise money, according to a report by the agencys inspector general. The ensuing storm has cost two top IRS officials their jobs, and a third has been placed on paid administrative leave. Investigations by Congress and the Justice Department are underway. The IRS was screening the groups applications because agents were trying to determine their level of political activity. IRS regulations say that tax-exempt social welfare organizations can engage in some political activity but the activity cannot be their primary mission. It is a vague standard that agents struggled to apply, according to the inspector generals report. Lawmakers in both parties have complained for years that overtly political groups on the left and right have taken advantage of the rules, allowing them to claim tax-exempt status and hide the identities of their donors. There are countless political organizations at both ends of the spectrum masquerading as social welfare groups in order to skirt the tax code, said Sen. Max Baucus, DMont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Once the smoke of the current controversy clears, we need to examine the root of this issue and reform the nations vague tax laws pertaining to these groups. IRS woes put tax reform in spotlight Proponents of overhaul hope to gain from ongoing scandals Associated PressWASHINGTON The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued subpoenas on Tuesday for State Department documents related to the widely debunked talking points about the cause of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is pressing for material from 10 current and former department officials, including several who had worked for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He gave the department until June 7 to comply. The State Department has not lived up to the administrations broad and unambiguous promises of cooperation with Congress. Therefore, I am left with no alternative but to compel the State Department to produce relevant documents through a subpoena, Issa said in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. The intelligence communitys talking points compiled for members of Congress suggested the Sept. 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans stemmed from protests over an anti-Islamic video rather than an assault by extremists. Five days after the attack, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice relied on the talking points in a series of interviews on the Sunday talk shows. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of trying to mislead the American people about an act of terrorism in the heat of the presidential campaign. The White House said Rice reflected the best information available. In response to the subpoenas, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said the department remains committed to working with Congress, will assess the latest request and decide its next steps. Ventrell said the department has demonstrated an unprecedented degree of cooperation with the Congress on the issue of Benghazi, engaging in over 30 hearings and briefings for members and staff, and sharing over 25,000 pages of documents with committees. House chairman subpoenas documents on Benghazi

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Associated PressNEW YORK The founder of an online currency transfer business was indicted in the United States along with six other people in a $6 billion money-laundering scheme described as staggering in its scope, authorities said Tuesday. Arthur Budovsky is the founder of Liberty Reserve, a Costa Rica-based website long favored by cybercrime scammers. He was arrested in Spain on Friday. A defendant identified as Budovskys partner, Vladimir Kats, was in custody in New York. Authorities said the network processed at least 55 million illegal transactions worldwide for 1 million users, including 200,000 in the United States. They call the international money-laundering case the largest ever. The scope of the defendants unlawful conduct is staggering, said an indictment unsealed in federal court in Manhattan. In announcing the case, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said the network became the bank of choice for the criminal underworld. Its digital currency service was designed to shield the identity of crooked users seeking to launder ill-gotten gains, he said. The coin of the realm was anonymity, he said. It was the opposite of a knowyour-customer policy. In a statement, Costa Rica police confirmed Budovsky had been arrested in Spain on money laundering charges and that several premises linked to his company had been raided. A notice pasted across Liberty Reserves website Tuesday morning said the domain has been seized by the United States Global Illicit Financial Team. The indictment calls the network one of the principal means by which cyber criminals around the world distribute, store and launder proceeds of their illegal activity ... including credit card fraud, identity theft, investment fraud, computer hacking, child pornography and narcotics trafficking. Liberty Reserve allowed users to open accounts using fictitious names, including Russian Hacker and Hacker Account. The network charged a 1 percent fee on transactions. Budovsky and Katz have previous convictions on charges related to an unlicensed money-transmitting business, according to court papers. After that case, the pair decided to move their operation to Costa Rica, where Budovsky officially renounced his U.S. citizenship. Protest Associated Press Adan Wadley, of Dunwoody, Ga., wears a drone hat while taking part in a demonstration Tuesday protesting against the use of drones outside the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Atlanta. Walmart pleads guilty to chargesSAN FRANCISCO Walmart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California. Walmart entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to misdemeanor counts of negligently dumping pollutants from Walmart stores into sanitation drains across California, a company spokeswoman said. As part of the plea, the company will pay $81 million, which will also cover charges in Missouri. In 2010, the company agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle similar allegations made by California authorities that led to changes in the retailers practices nationwide. Walmart was accused of improperly disposing pesticide, fertilizer and paint. Wife of Marine in slayings dead LUBBOCK, Texas A Marine killed after going on a shooting spree that left one person dead and several hospitalized in Texas also is suspected of fatally stabbing his wife, whose body was found in a North Carolina motel room hours after the rampage, police said Tuesday. Rubi Estefania Smith, of Bakersfield, Calif., was found dead Sunday afternoon in a motel room near Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C., police said in a news release. She was the wife of Lance Cpl. Esteban J. Smith, a 23-year-old Marine who died Sunday in a gunfight with Texas authorities. Police spokeswoman Beth Purcell said Rubi Estefania Smith appears to have died from a knife wound. A veteran of two combat tours in Afghanistan, Esteban Smith is suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded. An assault rifle, handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were recovered from Smiths vehicle.Showdown looms over nominees WASHINGTON A partisan showdown is looming over what is known as the nations second-highest court. President Barack Obama is poised to nominate as many as three people for the understaffed U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. Meanwhile, Republicans are proposing to distribute the courts vacancies to other parts of the country. The District of Columbia Circuit is at the center of years of wrangling between the White House and the Senate because it has so much influence. Many cases relate to the balance of power in Washington and review of actions by federal agencies that affect health, safety and the environment. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS N ATION & W ORLD Page A10 WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE Long trip Associated Press Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, top, Flight Engineers Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, center, and Karen Nyberg of NASA, wave early Wednesday in Baikonur, Kazakhstan as they board the Soyuz rocket ahead of their launch to the International Space Station. Yurchikhin, Nyberg and Parmitano will remain aboard the station until November. Blasting off into space MOSCOW A Soyuz carrying an American, Russian and Italian has blasted off for the International Space Station, where they will spend six months conducting a variety of experiments. The Soyuz spacecraft lifted off at 2:31 a.m. Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which Russia leases in Kazakhstan. NASAs Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italys Luca Parmitano will orbit the Earth four times before docking with the space station less than six hours after liftoff. They will join three other people who have been aboard the station since late March. Honduras gangs declare truceTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Honduras largest and most dangerous street gangs have declared a truce, offering the government peace in exchange for rehabilitation and jobs. A Mara Salvatrucha spokesman said the gang and a rival known as 18th Street will commit to zero violence and zero crime in the streets as first step show of good faith. The gang leader identified only as Mario spoke to reporters on Tuesday, apologizing and asking forgiveness from society for the murders and crime that make Honduras one of the most violent countries in the world. An 18th Street leader spoke to reporters a few minutes later, saying the gang offers the same as the rival Mara Salvatrucha, if the government will listen. His face was covered in a scarf and he didnt give his name. Violence kills 19 in Iraq BAGHDAD Bombings and gunfire in central and northern Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens Tuesday, in the latest bloody chapter of a wave of violence that has edged the country closer to all-out internal warfare. A day earlier, 70 people were killed, and more than 450 have died this month. Most of the attacks are sectarian in nature, with Sunni and Shiite areas targeted frequently. The sudden spike in bloodshed is reminiscent of the upheavals of the last decade, when U.S. forces were still in Iraq in large numbers. The sectarian carnage has resumed with new ferocity since the last U.S. troops withdrew last December. Tuesdays violence spread across the country. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated Press Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, describes a chart showing the global interests of Liberty Reserve, Tuesday during a news conference in New York. Arthur Budovsky, the founder of Liberty Reserve, was indicted in the United States along with six other people in a $6 billion money-laundering scheme described as staggering in its scope. Staggering money-laundering case Syria diplomacy a priority Associated PressBEIRUT Russia on Tuesday harshly criticized Europes decision to allow the arming of Syrian rebels, saying it undercuts international efforts to negotiate an end to the civil war, and a rebel general said hes very disappointed weapons wont come fast enough to help opposition fighters defend a strategic Syrian town. The European Union decision, coupled with a Russias renewed pledge to supply Syrian President Bashar Assads regime with advanced missiles, could transform an already brutal civil war into an East-West proxy fight. Israel, meanwhile, threatened to strike such air defense missiles systems if delivered to Syria, portraying them as a threat to the Jewish state and raising the risk of regional conflagration. The possibility of an arms race in Syria overshadowed attempts by the U.S. and Russia to bring representatives of the Assad regime and Syrias political opposition to peace talks at an international conference in Geneva, possibly next month. The talks, though seen as a long shot, constitute the international communitys only plan for ending the conflict that began more than two years ago and has killed more than 70,000 people. In Syria, the commander of the main Westernbacked umbrella group of rebel brigades told The Associated Press he urgently needs Western anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to prevent further regime gains on the battlefield. The rebels weapons are no match for the Syrian regimes modern tanks and warplanes, he said. We are very disappointed, Gen. Salim Idris, military chief of the Free Syrian Army, said of the European Unions apparent decision not to send weapons, if at all, until after the Geneva conference. We dont have any patience (any) more. In any case, Europe might think twice about sending such weapons into a chaotic war zone where they could quickly be seized by Islamic militant rebels, some of whom have pledged allegiance to the al-Qaida terror network. Britain, which along with France had pushed for ending the EU arms embargo, wants to use the threat of arming the rebels as leverage to ensure that Assad negotiates in good faith. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said peace talks are a priority and that as we work for the Geneva conference, we are not taking any decision to send arms to anyone. However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that recent actions by the West willingly or unwillingly are undermining the idea of the conference. Associated Press A fire burns at the site of a CSX freight train derailment Tuesday in White Marsh, Md., where fire officials said the train crashed into a trash truck, causing an explosion that rattled homes at least a half-mile away. Derailment, blast near Baltimore rattles homes Associated PressROSEDALE, Md. A CSX freight train crashed into a trash truck and derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb and the explosion that followed rattled homes at least a half-mile away, sending a plume of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles, officials and witnesses said. The dozen or so cars, at least one carrying hazardous materials, went off the tracks at about 2 p.m. in Rosedale, a Baltimore eastern suburb. A hazardous materials team responded, but Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said at a news conference that no toxic inhalants were being released. Officials did not order an evacuation. By nightfall, the hazmat team had left, meaning there was no more danger posed from the chemicals in the rail car, said Baltimore County police Capt. Bruce Schultz The truck driver, 50-year-old John J. Alban Jr., was in serious condition Tuesday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Two CSX workers aboard werent hurt. Dale Walston said he lives about a half-mile away and that he thought he could smell chemicals. It shook my house pretty violently and knocked things off the shelves, he said in an email to The Associated Press. The face of one warehouse near the train tracks blew off. Even hours after the blast, the thick plume of black smoke could be seen for miles and had drifted and covered the eastern part of Baltimore. Later, the smoke that was left had lightened considerably, changing from black to gray, though the fire wasnt yet extinguished as of 9 p.m. Exactly what triggered the explosion was being investigated, and Hohman said firefighters told residents of about 70 nearby homes that they could leave if they wanted to and shelter would be provided. Two warehouses were heavily damaged by the explosion and other buildings were harmed. Police also planned to investigate the circumstances that led to the track collision, but it was not clear what, if any, charges the truck driver or anyone would face.

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Baseball/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 Basketball/ B3 Sports briefs/ B3 Golf/ B4 Cliff Lee baffles Red Sox in 3-1 Phillies win. / B2 S PORTS Section B WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE I n the season following the graduation of 10 of the countys best 12 players, there was plenty of room for some new faces to step up to fill the shoes. Although baseball is a game where statistics paint a mostly accurate picture of what happens on the field, the three finalists for Chronicle Baseball Player of the Year made their marks in many different ways. Lecantos Levi OSteen made the Panthers a completely different team when he was on the mound. OSteen got better as the season went on, winning his last four starts. He was also a top offensive contributor for his team while playing three different positions when not on the mound. Citrus Austin Bogart fit a similar profile, committing just one error in the field while splitting time between center field and the pitchers mound. As a pitcher, Citrus used him as a reliever, so he could throw more often and have a possible impact on a greater amount of games. Finally, Cody Bogart was the literal quarterback of the Citrus football team but took on the role of a figurative one as the Hurricanes catcher in 2013. Cody Bogart was the countys best backstop, throwing out nearly half the base runners who tried to steal on him while also pacing Citrus in batting average, home runs and RBIs. The winner will be announced at the Chronicle sports banquet on Thursday, May 30, at the College of Central Florida in Lecanto. Jon-Michael Soracchi is the Chronicle sports editor. He can be emailed at jmsoracchi@chronicleonline.com or reached at 352-564-2928. Austin Bogart, Citrus freshman Levi OSteen, Lecanto junior Cody Bogart, Citrus junior Baseball Player of the Year finalists AND ALL-CHRONICLE TEAM Citrus Bogart brothers, Lecantos OSteen make biggest impacts on diamond All-Chronicle baseball team Note: Statistics are through the end of the regular season. Pitchers Levi OSteen, Lecanto junior Went 4-4 with a 2.38 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 62 innings pitched as the Panthers ace. Also played second base, third base and in the outfield while batting .314 with four doubles, a triple, 12 RBIs and 17 runs scored. Cory Weiand, Seven Rivers sophomoreAs a pitcher, the Warrior went 6-0 with a 0.52 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 40 innings. Offensively, Weiand led his team with a .528 batting average and added five doubles, 10 RBIs and 26 runs. Chad Dawson, Citrus juniorHad a 3-4 record with an ERA of 2.98 for the Hurricanes. Dawson tossed three complete games and had one shutout while striking out 28 batters in 49 1/3 innings. Infielders Cody Bogart, Citrus juniorThe Hurricanes catcher batted a teamleading .373 with three home runs and 17 RBIs. Bogart also had a .440 on-base percentage while throwing out 7 of the 15 runners attempting to steal and owning a .935 fielding percentage behing the plate. Mason Pateracki, Crystal River juniorPirates catcher batted .360 with a home run and six doubles and provided stability behind the plate defensively.Adam Gage, Seven Rivers junior The Warriors third baseman led his team offensively with six home runs, 29 RBIs and 30 runs scored while hitting .492 in 2013. From the mound, Gage was 3-2 with a 2.14 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings of work. Michael Kidd, Crystal River seniorThe Pirates second baseman batted a public school leading .382 with seven doubles while also providing stellar defense at his position. Ben Wright, Citrus juniorThe Hurricane batted .286 with eight RBIs as a first baseman. Also a starting pitcher, Wright fanned 37 batters in 41 2/3 innings with a 3.53 ERA. Jordan Humphreys, Crystal River sophomoreThird baseman sported a .308 batting average with five doubles. Outfield Austin Bogart, Citrus freshmanAt the plate, the Hurricane batted .323 with three home runs and 15 RBIs. Bogart also scored 18 times, hit eight doubles, stole 11 bases and sported a .462 on-base percentage. As a pitcher, he had a 4-1 record and 1.29 ERA while striking out 36 batters in 21 2/3 innings. Scott Stearns, Lecanto senior As a corner outfielder, Stearns batted .351 with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Also had 18 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples and 15 stolen bases. Caleb Southey, Lecanto sophomoreBatted .367 with 14 runs scored and 23 stolen bases for the Panthers. Also hit a triple and added eight RBIs at the plate. Compiled by Sean Arnold Jon-Michael Soracchi ON POINT Chronicle file photos Pacers even series with Heat Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers charged back late to beat the Miami Heat 99-92 on Tuesday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. LeBron James led the Heat with 24 points before fouling out with 56 seconds to go. Mario Chalmers had 20 points on a night the defending NBA champs failed to take command of the series. They will host Game 5 on Thursday. The Pacers started fast and spent the rest of the night trying to fend off Miamis continual comebacks. But with Indiana leading 81-72 early in the fourth, Miami answered with a 14-2 run that gave the Heat an 86-83 lead. Indiana tied the score on Paul Georges threepoint play and closed the game on a 16-6 run. Rays finish short sweep Jennings hits single in ninth, Rays edge Marlins Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Desmond Jennings drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins. The Rays came back from an early 4-0 deficit and won their third in a row. Miami lost its seventh straight game. Kelly Johnson opened the ninth with an infield single and took second on Evan Longoria's single off Mike Dunn (1-1). With two outs, Jennings singled against Chad Qualls. Fernando Rodney (2-2) got the win. Jennings, Luke Scott and Yunel Escobar each had three of Tampa Bay's 16 hits. Greg Dobbs two-out single gave the Marlins a 6-5 lead in the eighth. Singles by Scott, Jennings and Escobar tied it in the bottom half. Chris Coghlan homered, tripled and drove in three runs for the Marlins. Tampa Bays Desmond Jennings, center, is mobbed by teammates Tuesday after his gamewinning RBI single in the ninth inning against Miami in St. Petersburg. Associated Press After an elusive crown No. 1 Djokovic wins opener at French Open Associated PressPARIS Novak Djokovic does not try to hide his ambitions. He makes perfectly clear that he wants to win a French Open title more than anything. Embarking on a bid to complete a career Grand Slam and fill the only glaring hole on his resume, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic pulled out a tight first set en route to a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5 victory Tuesday in the first round against David Goffin, a Belgian who was the surprise of Roland Garros a year ago. The key moment came in the first-set tiebreaker, with the 58thranked Goffin serving at 5-all. After he faulted once, a fan yelled, Allez, David! The 22year-old Goffin then proceeded to miss his second serve, too, for a double-fault that gave Djokovic a set point. Goffins backhand into the net gave the set to Djokovic, who had won fewer total points until then, 39-36. After that, though, there were not too many hiccups for Djokovic, although he did get broken at love by Goffin, evening the second set at 4-all. Djokovic broke right back and was really on his way. In 2012, Goffin got into the French Open field as a lucky loser someone who loses in qualifying but is put in the main draw because another player withdrew and made it all the way to the fourth round. Thats when he got to face Roger Federer, Goffins idol. He even took a set off the owner of the most career major titles before losing the match. Djokovic, meanwhile, lost to seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in the final a year ago in Paris. That ended Djokovics 27-match Grand Slam winning streak and, with it, his attempt to earn a fourth consecutive major championship. Now Djokovic who has won the Australian Open four times, and the U.S. Open and Wimbledon once each really would love to pick up his first trophy at Roland Garros to make a full assortment. This is the tournament that is See TENNIS / Page B3 Novak Djokovic won French Open firstround match. Miamis LeBron James blocks the shot of Indiana Pacer George Hill on Tuesday during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. Associated Press

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B2 W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE M AJOR L EAGUEB ASEBALL McCanns blasts lead Braves past Blue Jays 7-6 Associated PressBOSTON Cliff Lee pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Jonathan Papelbon earned his first save at Fenway Park as a Red Sox opponent Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over Boston. Michael Young and Domonic Brown homered for the Phillies, and Erik Kratz singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to snap Bostons four-game winning streak. Lee (6-2) allowed a first-inning run and then retired 22 of the next 23 batters to win his fourth consecutive decision. He struck out eight to match his season high and walked none. Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save. Ryan Dempster (2-6) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, striking out four in seven innings for Boston. INTERLEAGUE Braves 7, Blue Jays 6, 10 inn. TORONTO Brian McCann hit two home runs, including a solo shot in the 10th inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6. McCann and rookie Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers off Ramon Ortiz in the sixth, giving the Braves a 6-5 lead. The Blue Jays tied it on J.P. Arencibias RBI double in the seventh. McCann connected for a leadoff drive in the 10th against Thad Weber (0-1) for his sixth home run. It was McCanns first multihomer game of the season and the ninth of his career. Cory Gearrin (2-1) pitched one inning for the win. Craig Kimbrel celebrated his 25th birthday by finishing for his 16th save in 19 chances. Jordan Schafer also homered for the Braves. Cardinals 4, Royals 1KANSAS CITY, Mo. Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer against his former team, rookie Tyler Lyons made another dazzling start and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Kansas City 4-1 for the Royals 10th consecutive home defeat. The only two hits that Lyons allowed over seven innings were to Billy Butler a two-out RBI double in the first inning and a bloop single in the seventh. Otherwise, the left-hander shut down an anemic Kansas City offense to improve to 2-0 in his week-old major league career. Trevor Rosenthal pitched the eighth inning in a driving rain for St. Louis, and Edward Mujica breezed through a perfect ninth for his 16th save of the season. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday added solo homers in the sixth off the Royals Ervin Santana (3-5) as the Cardinals (34-17) improved to a major league-best 20-9 on the road. Rockies 2, Astros 1HOUSTON Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that gave the Colorado Rockies a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros in interleague play. Troy Tulowitzki doubled off Houston closer Jose Veras (0-4) to start the ninth and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Cuddyer followed with his single, which sailed just out of reach of leaping third baseman Matt Dominguez. Tulowitzki had an RBI single in the first. Chris Carter tied it in the fourth with an RBI grounder. Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa scattered five hits with one run over seven innings. He had won his previous four starts. Matt Belisle (2-2) threw a perfect eighth for the win. Closer Rafael Betancourt struck out two in the ninth for his 11th save.Reds 8, Indians 2 CINCINNATI Xavier Paul singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a two-game home sweep of the Cleveland Indians with an 8-2 victory that was free of any up-and-in acrimony. The intrastate rivals headed to Cleveland for two more games. The Indians lead the all-time series 42-41. The Reds have won 14 of their past 17 games overall, leaving them with the second-best record in the majors at 33-19. Cleveland has dropped five straight, matching its season high. Mat Latos (5-0) handled a slumping lineup, allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings. Pauls two-run single put the Reds up 3-0 in the first against Zach McAllister (4-4). Two Reds were hit by a pitch, but went to first without complaint or umpires warning.Nationals 9, Orioles 3 WASHINGTON Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Washington Nationals enjoyed a rare offensive outburst at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles in a 9-3 victory. LaRoche, Tyler Moore and Roger Bernadina connected off Orioles rookie Kevin Gausman (0-2). LaRoche added a solo shot in the eighth off Troy Patton. It added up to Washingtons highest-scoring performance since a 10-3 win over Miami on April 15. The Nationals hadnt scored more than seven runs in 29 games since April 25. Chris Davis hit his major-league leading 17th homer for the Orioles, and J.J. Hardy also went deep. But Baltimores franchise-record run of scoring at least five runs in 10 straight road games ended. Interleague Associated Press Bostons Jacoby Ellsbury scores Tuesday as Philadelphia catcher Erik Kratz waits for a throw during the first inning at Fenway Park in Boston. It was the lone Red Sox run in a 3-1 loss to the Phillies. Lee baffles Red Sox in 3-1 win INTERLEAGUE Tuesdays Games Atlanta 7, Toronto 6, 10 innings Colorado 2, Houston 1 Washington 9, Baltimore 3 Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 7, Miami 6 Philadelphia 3, Boston 1 St. Louis 4, Kansas City 1 Chicago Cubs at Chicago, ppd., rain Pittsburgh at Detroit, late N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, late Minnesota at Milwaukee, late San Francisco at Oakland, late L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late San Diego at Seattle, late Today Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 4-4), 2:20 p.m. Boston (Lackey 3-4) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 7-3), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 5-4) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 3-5), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-5) at N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 8-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 2-5) at Miami (Koehler 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Rogers 1-2) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-5), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-3) at Texas (Grimm 4-3), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 4-2) at Minnesota (Deduno 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 1-2) at St. Louis (Lynn 7-1), 8:15 p.m. Houston (Bedard 0-2) at Colorado (Chatwood 3-0), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 1-3) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 3-5) at San Diego (Stults 4-4), 10:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 4-5) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-4), 10:15 p.m. Thursdays Games Arizona at Texas, 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 3:40 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Rays 7, Marlins 6 MiamiTampa Bay abrhbiabrhbi Pierre dh5000Zobrist 2b-rf4010 Polanc 3b5120Joyce rf3011 Dietrch 2b4111RRorts ph-2b1000 Ozuna rf3320KJhnsn lf5121 Coghln lf4123Longori 3b5010 Ruggin cf4011Loney 1b5000 Dobbs 1b4021Scott dh5230 Hchvrr ss4000DJnngs cf4231 Mathis c4000Loaton c3122 SRdrgz ph1000 JMolin c0000 YEscor ss4132 Totals376106Totals407167 Miami0130010106 Tampa Bay0021020117 Two outs when winning run scored. DPMiami 1. LOBMiami 5, Tampa Bay 10. 2BOzuna (8), K.Johnson (6), Scott (2), De.Jennings (12), Lobaton (5), Y.Escobar (10). 3BDietrich (1), Coghlan (3). HRCoghlan (1). SBRuggiano (7). SFJoyce. IPHRERBBSO Miami Slowey51/384404 Webb BS,1-12/311110 Da.Jennings110000 M.Dunn L,1-112/352211 Qualls010000 Tampa Bay Hellickson51/375513 J.Wright12/310001 Jo.Peralta121100 Rodney W,2-2100001 Qualls pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. WPJo.Peralta. UmpiresHome, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Alan Porter; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Greg Gibson. T:25. A,876 (34,078).Phillies 3, Red Sox 1 PhiladelphiaBoston abrhbiabrhbi Revere cf5020Ellsury cf4110 MYong 3b5111JGoms lf4000 Rollins ss3000Pedroia 2b4011 Howard 1b4010D.Ortiz dh4000 DYong dh4010Napoli 1b3000 DBrwn lf4111Nava rf3010 Mayrry rf4110D.Ross c2000 Galvis 2b2000Drew ss3000 Kratz c3021Iglesias 3b3010 Totals343 93Totals30141 Philadelphia1000001013 Boston1000000001 DPBoston 1. LOBPhiladelphia 8, Boston 3. HRM.Young (2), D.Brown (11). SBRevere (9), Ellsbury (16). SGalvis, D.Ross. IPHRERBBSO Philadelphia Lee W,6-2841108 Papelbon S,10-10100001 Boston Dempster L,2-6762234 Breslow100002 Tazawa131102 UmpiresHome, Todd Tichenor; First, Dale Scott; Second, Bill Miller; Third, CB Bucknor. T:30. A,463 (37,499).Cardinals 4, Royals 1St. LouisKansas City abrhbiabrhbi MCrpnt 2b3221AGordn lf3100 Beltran rf4122AEscor ss4000 Hollidy dh4121L.Cain cf4000 Craig lf3010Butler dh3021 MAdms 1b4000Hosmer 1b3000 Freese 3b4010MTejad 3b3000 Kozma ss0000Francr rf2000 Jay cf4000Lough ph-rf1000 T.Cruz c3000AMoore c2000 Descals ss3000Kottars ph-c1000 EJhnsn 2b3000 Totals32484Totals29121 St. Louis2000020004 Kansas City1000000001 DPKansas City 3. LOBSt. Louis 3, Kansas City 2. 2BButler (9). HRM.Carpenter (4), Beltran (11), Holliday (7). SBM.Carpenter (1). IPHRERBBSO St. Louis Lyons W,2-0721115 Rosenthal H,15100002 Mujica S,16-16100001 Kansas City E.Santana L,3-571/374425 Coleman12/310000 UmpiresHome, Joe West; First, David Rackley; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Rob Drake. T:07. A,833 (37,903).Nationals 9, Orioles 3 BaltimoreWashington abrhbiabrhbi McLoth lf3010Span cf4011 Machd 3b3010Lmrdzz 2b4110 Markks rf4000Zmrmn 3b4120 A.Jones cf4000LaRoch 1b3324 C.Davis 1b4221Dsmnd ss4110 Wieters c4011TMoore lf4112 Hardy ss4131Berndn rf4122 YNavrr 2b3000KSuzuk c4130 Patton p0000Karns p1000 Valenci ph1000Duke p0000 Gasmn p1000Koerns ph1000 Pearce ph1000Storen p0000 McFrln p0000Clipprd p0000 ACasill ph1000JSolano ph1000 Abad p0000 Totals33383Totals349139 Baltimore0102000003 Washington30040002x9 DPBaltimore 2, Washington 2. LOBBaltimore 5, Washington 3. 2BWieters (13), Span (9), Desmond (15). HRC.Davis (17), Hardy (10), LaRoche 2 (10), T.Moore (2), Bernadina (1). SBMcLouth (16). SKarns. IPHRERBBSO Baltimore Gausman L,0-2487710 McFarland210000 Patton242201 Washington Karns41/353323 Duke W,1-112/300000 Storen110001 Clippard120000 Abad100001 UmpiresHome, Tom Hallion; First, Ron Kulpa; Second, Mike Estabrook; Third, Phil Cuzzi. T:44 (Rain delay: 1:21). A,664 (41,418). Interleague Rockies 2, Astros 1ColoradoHouston abrhbiabrhbi Fowler cf2100BBarns cf4000 Arenad 3b4010Altuve 2b3000 CGnzlz lf4010Corprn c3110 Tlwtzk ss4121JMrtnz lf4020 Cuddyr rf4031Carter 1b4001 Helton 1b3000C.Pena dh3000 WRosr dh4010Pareds rf2000 Torreal c3000Dmngz 3b3000 LeMahi 2b4000RCeden ss3020 Totals322 82Totals29151 Colorado1000000012 Houston0001000001 ECorporan (3). DPColorado 2, Houston 3. LOBColorado 7, Houston 5. 2BTulowitzki (13), Cuddyer (12), J.Martinez (10). SBCuddyer (4). CSAltuve (3), C.Pena (1). IPHRERBBSO Colorado J.De La Rosa751124 Belisle W,2-2100000 R.Betancourt S100002 Houston Lyles761133 W.Wright100002 Veras L,0-4121111 HBPby J.De La Rosa (Altuve, Corporan). WPVeras. UmpiresHome, Tim McClelland; First, Marvin Hudson; Second, Bob Davidson; Third, Lance Barrett. T:05. A,974 (42,060).Reds 8, Indians 2 ClevelandCincinnati abrhbiabrhbi Bourn cf4021Choo cf3120 Kipnis 2b4000Cozart ss5131 ACarer ss5000Votto 1b4121 Swisher 1b4110Phillips 2b4220 CSantn c4010Bruce rf5011 MrRynl 3b3000Paul lf4132 Brantly lf4011Simon p1000 Stubbs rf4110Mesorc c5120 McAlst p2000Hannhn 3b5121 R.Hill p0000Latos p3000 Allen p0000MParr p0000 Raburn ph0000LeCure p0000 Shaw p0000DRonsn ph-lf1011 SBarns p0000 Albers p0000 Aviles ph1010 Totals352 72Totals408187 Cleveland0000100102 Cincinnati30000041x8 EC.Santana (3). LOBCleveland 10, Cincinnati 12. 2BChoo (12), Cozart (11), Bruce (17), Hannahan (1). SBStubbs (6), Votto (2). IPHRERBBSO Cleveland McAllister L,4-451/3103316 R.Hill000010 Allen2/300001 Shaw1/354401 S.Barnes2/310000 Albers121103 Cincinnati Latos W,5-061/351147 M.Parra H,21/300001 LeCure H,81/300001 Simon221002 R.Hill pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. HBPby McAllister (Phillips), by S.Barnes (Choo). WPMcAllister, S.Barnes. PBMesoraco. UmpiresHome, Chad Fairchild; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Eric Cooper; Third, Paul Schrieber. T:28. A,812 (42,319).Braves 7, Blue Jays 6, 10 inn. AtlantaToronto abrhbiabrhbi JSchafr cf5221MeCarr dh5010 Smmns ss5130Bautist rf4321 Heywrd rf4000Encrnc 1b5111 FFrmn 1b5131Arencii c5131 Gattis c4111DeRosa 3b3112 McCnn dh5222Lind ph0000 Uggla 2b4000Kawsk pr0000 JFrncs 3b3010ClRsms cf5011 CJhnsn ph1000MIzturs ss4010 R.Pena 3b1000Bonifac 2b4000 RJhnsn lf5000Gose lf4020 Totals427125Totals396126 Atlanta31000200017 Toronto40010010006 ESimmons (2), Encarnacion (1), Bautista (3). DPAtlanta 2, Toronto 1. LOBAtlanta 8, Toronto 8. 2BJ.Schafer (2), Simmons (9), Bautista (11), Encarnacion (8), Arencibia 2 (11), DeRosa (5). HRJ.Schafer (2), Gattis (12), McCann 2 (6), Bautista (12). SBKawasaki (7). CSCol.Rasmus (1). SBonifacio. IPHRERBBSO Atlanta Maholm6105513 Varvaro BS,2-21/321110 Avilan12/300011 Gearrin W,2-1100000 Kimbrel S,16-19100011 Toronto Morrow244202 R.Ortiz352211 Loup100001 Cecil210014 Delabar110011 Weber L,0-1111101 R.Ortiz pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. WPDelabar. UmpiresHome, John Tumpane; First, Jim Reynolds; Second, Toby Basner; Third, James Hoye. T:18. A,224 (49,282). Rays schedule 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. Yankees West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Texas3220.6155-5L-315-717-13 Oakland2923.55839-1W-414-1015-13 Los Angeles2328.451858-2L-112-1311-15 Seattle2229.431962-8W-213-119-18 Houston1537.28817144-6L-19-216-16 East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Boston3221.6046-4L-117-1215-9 New York3020.6005-5L-215-915-11 Baltimore2824.538315-5L-111-1217-12 Tampa Bay2724.529416-4W-317-1010-14 Toronto2230.423975-5L-114-168-14 East Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Atlanta3120.6088-2W-115-516-15 Washington2725.519444-6W-115-1112-14 Philadelphia2527.481665-5W-111-1214-15 New York1929.39610104-6W-211-178-12 Miami1339.25018182-8L-77-186-21 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway St. Louis3417.6677-3W-314-820-9 Cincinnati3319.63518-2W-220-713-12 Pittsburgh3120.60837-3L-118-913-11 Chicago2030.40013103-7W-210-1410-16 Milwaukee1930.38814113-7L-312-167-14 West Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Arizona3022.5776-4W-316-1214-10 San Fran.2823.549134-6L-119-99-14 Colorado2824.538236-4W-116-912-15 San Diego2228.440784-6L-213-129-16 Los Angeles2128.429794-6W-113-158-13 Central Division WLPctGBWCL10StrHomeAway Detroit2920.5927-3W-217-812-12 Cleveland2724.529313-7L-515-1012-14 Chicago2425.490536-4L-113-1111-14 Kansas City2128.429861-9L-710-1411-14 Minnesota2028.417872-8W-19-1311-15 AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE Associated PressNEW YORK Joba Chamberlain was activated from the disabled list Tuesday by the New York Yankees, and injured infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis might not be far behind. Chamberlain was back in the bullpen for the second Subway Series game against the New York Mets after missing a month with a strained muscle on his right side. To make room on the roster, lefthander David Huff was designated for assignment. Teixeira and Youkilis both got five at-bats Tuesday during an extended spring training game in Florida, then headed out to begin their rehab assignments today with Double-A Trenton. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said its possible both could be ready to rejoin the team after two games in Trenton. That would make them available for the start of a three-game series against rival Boston that begins Friday. The Red Sox entered Tuesday with a one-game lead in the AL East over New York. Teixeira has been sidelined since early March by a right wrist injury. Youkilis has missed almost 30 games with a lumbar spine sprain. Huff had just been added to the roster Sunday, one day after he was claimed off waivers from Cleveland. He pitched in one game for the Yankees, allowing one run in one inning against Tampa Bay. Before getting hurt, Chamberlain had been used primarily in the seventh inning, a role that has since been filled nicely by other relievers such as Shawn Kelley and Preston Claiborne. In other injury news, Andy Pettitte threw 75 pitches during a fiveinning simulated game, his first game-type action since going on the 15-day disabled list May 17 because of a strained muscle in his upper back. If he feels fine Wednesday, the left-hander could return to the big league rotation early next week. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery in January, has resumed taking onfield batting practice. Chamberlain off DL; Tex, Youk ready for rehab

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C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS TV MLB 2:10 p.m. (WGN-A) Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. (FSNFL, SUN) Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins HOCKEY NHL PLAYOFFS WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL 8 p.m. (NBCSPT) Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks Game 7 SOCCER 2:25 p.m. (ESPN2) Germany vs. Ecuador 8 p.m. (ESPN2) United States vs. Belgium TENNIS 5 a.m. (ESPN2) French Open Tennis, Second Round 9 a.m. (ESPN2) French Open Tennis Second Round 10 a.m. (TENNIS) French Open Tennis Second Round RADIO 6:30 p.m. (WYKE 104.3 FM) Tampa Bay Rays pregame 7:10 p.m. (WYKE 104.3 FM) Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins 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. Correction In a Sunday sports article on Page B4 entitled Youth Bowlers win prizes, Ethan Holmes was misindentified. The Chronicle regrets the error. Clarification In Tuesdays Diamond Dazzlers article about the Chronicles Softball Player of the Year finalists and AllChronicle team on Page B1, the statistics used for each player were through the district tournaments and did not include any regional playoff games. The Chronicle regrets the confusion. NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals Double Elimination At English Field Blacksburg, Va. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Coastal Carolina (37-21) vs. Oklahoma (40-19), 1 p.m. Game 2 UConn (40-19) at Virginia Tech (38-20), 5:30 p.m. At Davenport Field Charlottesville, Va. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Army (29-21) at Virginia (47-10), 1 p.m. Game 2 Elon (32-28) vs. UNC Wilmington (37-21), 6 p.m. At Boshamer Stadium Chapel Hill, N.C. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Towson (29-28) vs. Florida Atlantic (39-20), 1 p.m. Game 2 Canisius (42-15) at North Carolina (52-8), 6 p.m. At Doak Field Raleigh, N.C. Friday, May 31 Game 1 William & Mary (37-22) vs. Mississippi (37-22), 2 p.m. Game 2 Binghamton (30-23) at N.C. State (44-14), 7 p.m. At Carolina Stadium Columbia, S.C. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Liberty (34-27) vs. Clemson (3920), 1 p.m. Game 2 Saint Louis (41-19) at South Carolina (39-18), 7 p.m. At Jim Patterson Stadium Louisville, Ky. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Oklahoma State (39-17) vs. Miami (36-23), 2 p.m. Game 2 Bowling Green (24-29) at Louisville (46-12), 6 p.m. At Dick Howser Stadium Tallahassee Friday, May 31 Game 1 Troy (40-18) vs. Alabama (34-26), Noon Game 2 Savannah State (33-21) at Florida State (44-15), 5 p.m. At Bart Kaufman Field Bloomington, Ind. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Florida (29-28) vs. Austin Peay (45-13), 1 p.m. Game 2 Valparaiso (31-26) at Indiana (4314), 7 p.m. At Hawkins Field Nashville, Tenn. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Illinois (34-18) vs. Georgia Tech (34-25), 2 p.m. Game 2 ETSU (36-22) at Vanderbilt (519), 7 p.m. At Dudy Noble Field Starkville, Miss. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Mercer (43-16) vs. South Alabama (42-18), 3 p.m. Game 2 Central Arkansas (39-20) at Mississippi State (43-17), 8 p.m. At Alex Box Stadium Baton Rouge, La. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Jackson State (34-20) at LSU (52-9), 3 p.m. Game 2 Sam Houston State (37-20) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (41-18), 8 p.m. At Tointon Family Stadium Manhattan, Kan. Friday, May 31 Game 1 Wichita State (39-26) at Kansas State (41-17), 3 p.m. Game 2 Bryant (44-16-1) vs. Arkansas (37-20), 8 p.m. At PK Park Eugene, Ore. Friday, May 31 Game 1 San Francisco (34-22) vs. Rice (41-17), 5 p.m. Game 2 South Dakota State (35-22) at Oregon (45-14), 9 p.m. At Goss Stadium Corvallis, Ore. Friday, May 31 Game 1 UC Santa Barbara (34-23) vs. Texas A&M (32-27), 3 p.m. Game 2 UTSA (35-23) at Oregon State (45-10), 8 p.m. At Goodwin Field Fullerton, Calif. Friday, May 31 Game 1 New Mexico (37-20) vs. Arizona State (35-20-1), 7 p.m. Game 2 Columbia (27-19) at Cal State Fullerton (48-8), 11 p.m. At Jackie Robinson Stadium Los Angeles Friday, May 31 Game 1 San Diego (35-23) vs. Cal Poly (39-17), 5 p.m. Game 2 San Diego State (31-29) at UCLA (39-17), 9 p.m. Super Regionals June 7-10 Chapel Hill champion vs. Columbia champion Raleigh champion vs. Eugene champion Fullerton champion vs. Los Angeles champion Blacksburg champion vs. Baton Rouge champion Nashville champion vs. Louisville champion Bloomington champion vs. Tallahassee champion Charlottesville champion vs. Starkville champion Manhattan champion vs. Corvallis championNBA playoffsCONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Sunday, May 19 San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21 San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Wednesday, May 22 Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT Friday, May 24 Indiana 97, Miami 93 Saturday, May 25 San Antonio 104, Memphis 93 Sunday, May 26 Miami 114, Indiana 96 Monday, May 27 San Antonio 93, Memphis 86, San Antonio wins series 4-0 Tuesday, May 28 Indiana 99, Miami 92, series tied 2-2 Thursday, May 30 Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 3 x-Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m.NHL playoffsCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Tuesday, May 14 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0 Wednesday, May 15 Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Thursday, May 16 Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Friday, May 17 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 Saturday, May 18Detroit 4, Chicago 1 San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Sunday, May 19 Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1, 2OT Monday, May 20 Detroit 3, Chicago 1 Tuesday, May 21 Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 22 Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 Thursday, May 23 N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, OT Detroit 2, Chicago 0 Los Angeles 3, San Jose 0 Friday, May 24 Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh wins series 4-1 Saturday, May 25 Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1, Boston wins series 4-1 Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Sunday, May 26 San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, series tied 3-3 Monday, May 27 Chicago 4, Detroit 3, series tied 3-3 Tuesday, May 28 San Jose at Los Angeles, late Today Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m.NCAA Div. I Softball World Series At ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Oklahoma City Double Elimination x-if necessary Thursday, May 30 Game 1 Nebraska (45-14) vs. Washington (43-15), Noon Game 2 Tennessee (49-10) vs. Florida (57-7), 2:30 p.m. Game 3 Arizona State (50-10) vs. Texas (49-8), 7 p.m. game 4 Michigan (50-11) vs. Oklahoma (52-4), 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 Game 5 Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m. Game 6 Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Game 7 Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, Noon Game 8 Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 2:30 p.m. Game 9 Game 5 loser vs. Game 7 winner, 7 p.m. Game 10 Game 6 loser vs. Game 8 winner, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3 Game 11 Game 5 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 1 p.m. Game 12 Game 6 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 3:30 p.m. x-Game 13 Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 7 p.m. x-Game 14 Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 9:30 p.m. NOTE: If only one game is necessary, it will be played at 7 p.m. Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, June 4: Teams TBD, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5: Teams TBD, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 6: Teams TBD, 8 p.m. Major League Baseball Interleague FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE at Chi. (NL)-110Chicago (AL)+100 Detroit-125at Pittsburgh+115 at Phil.-110Boston+100 at NY (AL)-170New York (NL)+160 Washington-120at Baltimore+110 at Cleveland-120Cincinnati+110 at Atlanta-200Toronto+185 Tampa Bay-140at Miami+130 at Texas-135Arizona+125 Milwaukee-110at Minnesota+100 at St. Louis-200Kansas City+185 at Colorado-200Houston+185 at LA (AL)-180Los Angeles (NL)+170 at San Diego-145Seattle+135 at San Fran.-125Oakland+115 NBA Playoffs Tomorrow FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Miami8(187) Indiana NHL Playoffs Tonight FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE at Chicago-220Detroit+180 Saturday at Pittsburgh-170Boston+150 Odds to Win Series Pittsburgh-185Boston+165 BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOXActivated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Alfredo Aceves to Pawtucket (IL). NEW YORK YANKEESActivated RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day DL. Designated LHP David Huff for assignment. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATESPlaced RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Bryan Morris from Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRESReinstated C Yasmani Grandal from the restricted list. Optioned C John Baker to Tucson (PCL). Designated INF Edinson Rincon for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBAAnnounced the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Kings to a Sacramento ownership group led by Vivek Ranadive. ATLANTA HAWKSNamed Mike Budenholzer coach. PHOENIX SUNSNamed Jeff Hornacek coach. FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONSSigned DE Robert Maci and DE Spencer Nealy. Released DT Michael Brooks and WR Chastin West. Named Jeff Backus part-time coaching intern. GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned S David Fulton. MIAMI DOLPHINSSigned WR Courtney Gardner. Waived WR Terrell Sinkfield. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned WR Josh Boyce and DL Michael Buchanan. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSWaived-injured TE Anthony McCoy. Signed OT Jake Bscherer. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSSigned G Anton Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract. COLLEGE COLORADOAnnounced the resignation of athletic director Mike Bohn, effective June 3. RADFORDNamed Britney Anderson womens assistant basketball coach. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 3 4 2 CASH 3 (late) 0 7 3 PLAY 4 (early) 2 2 7 9 PLAY 4 (late) 6 3 9 0 FANTASY 5 6 10 21 25 26 MEGA MONEY 14 23 26 28 MEGA BALL 21 MEGA MILLIONS 4 12 25 32 54 MEGA BALL 36 Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Mondays winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 1 10 19 24 33 5-of-52 winners$93,519.71 4-of-5321$93.50 3-of-58,432$10S COREBOARD W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 B3 NFL draft to May in 2014; future dates undecidedNEW YORK The NFL draft is moving to May next year. The league officially announced Tuesday that the 2014 edition will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall because of a scheduling conflict in April at the venue. The NFL has yet to decide on dates for drafts in 2015 and beyond. Radio City is hosting an Easter show next year that conflicts with the NFLs typical window for the draft. The last time the entire draft took place in May was 1984. The NFL said there will be no significant changes in the dates for other offseason events next year.Jaguars Jones-Drew denies alleged batteryST. AUGUSTINE Florida authorities said Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been accused in a complaint of hitting someone at a St. Augustine restaurant, but that police have not brought criminal charges. St. Augustine police said in a press release Tuesday that the alleged victim filed a misdemeanor battery complaint following a Sunday night altercation at the Conch House Restaurant and Marina. JonesDrew wasnt taken into police custody. Police spokesman Mark Samson said the department has spoken with JonesDrews attorney, and the player has agreed to speak with detectives. Police said Jones-Drew maintains his innocence. The Jaguars said in a statement Tuesday they were aware of the situation but had no comment. The 28-year-old Jones-Drew, who attended UCLA, has played seven seasons with the Jaguars. Hawks pick Budenholzer to replace Drew as coachATLANTA The Atlanta Hawks have named longtime Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer as head coach. General manager Danny Ferry called on his past experience with the Spurs to select Budenholzer on Tuesday to replace Larry Drew as coach. Drews contract expires in June following three seasons as coach. Budenholzer spent the last 17 seasons as an assistant with the Spurs. The Hawks said Budenholzer will continue serving as the Spurs top assistant until the conclusion of the NBA finals.SEC exploring hoops tourney at primary siteDESTIN The Southeastern Conferences basketball tournament is ready to settle down. And Nashville, Tenn., could be home. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said league athletic directors voted unanimously to authorize the conference to explore a primary site for the mens basketball tournament. Slive stopped short of saying permanent, but hinted that could change. The basketball tournament has been played in Tampa, Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans over the last five years. It is scheduled for Nashville in 2015, 2016 and 2019. Two years, 2017 and 2018, have not been finalized. Nike cutting ties to Livestrong foundationAUSTIN, Texas Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrongs Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation. The breakup was announced Tuesday by Livestrong officials. According to Livestrong and Nike, the company will stop making Livestrong apparel after 2013, but will honor the financial terms of their deal until it expires in 2014. Financial terms were not released. The breakup is the latest fallout from the former cyclists doping scandal.From wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS the No. 1 priority of my year, of my season, the Serb said on the eve of the French Open. This is where I want to win, and Im going to go for it. I think my game is there, and Im very, very motivated. On Tuesday, he faced a total of only two break points, saving one, while converting 3 of 11 chances against Goffin, who displayed a beautiful touch at the net. Goffin was unafraid to move forward, something seen less and less these days, particularly on red clay. The match concluded as the sun began to set on Day 3 at the tournament, where very little action took place because of rain that began in the morning. There was a delay of more than 2 1/2 hours before play could start, and then after only 1 1/2 hours of action, another stop of more than an hour. Organizers wound up postponing some matches, meaning players such as Victoria Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open champion, will be slated for first-round action today, the fourth day of the tournament. Those who did get to play Tuesday included 2010 French Open runner-up and 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur, who beat 42-year-old Kimiko DateKrumm of Japan 6-0, 6-2. I was happy to get out there and start, she said. It was spitting a little bit when we went out there. You think, Oh, are we going to start or are we not? Lucky for me I was able to finish the match before this last downpour came. Another Australian, Bernard Tomic whose father was barred from Roland Garros after being accused this month of head-butting Tomics hitting partner stopped because of a torn right hamstring while trailing Victor Hanescu 7-5, 7-6 (8), 2-1. American Jack Sock, a 20-year-old qualifier ranked 118th, made a successful Roland Garros debut by beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-2, 7-5. TENNIS Continued from Page B1 Tim Duncan focused on winning fifth NBA title Spurs wait for finals opponent after sweeping Memphis Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. Tim Duncan is so close to his first NBA championship in six long years that the Spurs star isnt worried about the little issue of being rusty once the finals actually start. My sole focus is trying to get this done, trying to get another championship, Duncan said. I dont care records; I dont care age. I dont care any of that stuff. I just want to do what I have to do to try to win a championship. San Antonio ended its six-year drought between NBA Finals by finishing a sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies 93-86 on Monday night for its fifth Western Conference title. The first sweep in a conference final since the Nets beat Detroit in 2003 also earned the Spurs a nine-day break before Game 1 of the finals June 6. Duncan said the benefit will be the Spurs should be completely healthy with their legs underneath them. Were going to be a little rusty starting the first game its just how it is, Duncan said. Were going to try to figure out how to practice, how to stay sharp. But bottom line, were going to be a little rusty. Hopefully, we can shake that off real quick and get right back to our rhythm. All the Spurs worked hard to be just four wins away from adding a title to those won in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007. Duncan was the MVP of the first three of those finals, but hes now 37 and wrapping up his 16th season. Tony Parker said hes been doing his best to get Duncan back to this point for what might be the 6-foot-11 forwards final chance at a championship. He promised Duncan they would return after blowing a 2-0 lead in the conference finals a year ago to Oklahoma City, and speculation is picking up on whether this might be Duncans final season in the NBA. I think everybody on the team, we really wanted to do it for him, Parker said. The Spurs now wait for Miami or Indiana to come out of the East after they swept two of their three opponents in the West. The Spurs took advantage of a three-day break in the conference finals to come into Memphis and beat a team that had lost only once on its home floor since Feb. 8. The Spurs won the NBA title each of their previous four trips to the finals, and their win over Memphis improved them to 11-1 in closeout games since the 2007 postseason. Nobody in the NBA has been to the playoffs more than San Antonios current 16-year streak, and only the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL have had more consecutive postseason berths (22). Duncan and Popovich have been together for all of those 16 years, the longest in the NBA. Nobody currently in the league has won more games than Duncan, Ginobili and Parker, and their 458 wins have them fifth alltime in the league as a trio. Associated Press San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan shoots during the Western Conference Finals, which his team won over the Grizzlies four games to none.

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HOLE-IN-ONE On May 22, Richard Sunkle aced the par-3 13th hole at LakeSide Country Club. Sunkle used a 6 iron to score the hole-in-one from 159 yards out.BRENTWOOD May 20, Monday Mens Group results. First Vaughn Thornton Second Bob Goyette Closest to the pin: No. 2Bob Goyete No. 4Steve Leonard May 25, Saturday Morning (HDCP) Scramble results. First Larry Lietzke, Pete Krol, Mike O Donaghue, Gene Pokaluk Second Frank Hughes, Dick Emberly, Ed Hildenbrandt, Tarry Myers Third Art Miller, Bob Johansen, Morris Frank, Cliff Hornketh Closest to the pin: No. 2Tarry Myers No. 4Dick Hunt May 26, Sunday Morning 9-holeScramble results. First Lou De Gennaro, Wayne Brooks, Paul Roy, Bob Staker Second Vaughn Thornton, Don Oslance, Bud Reigner, Chuck Burns Third Kenny McCabe, Chuck Curtis, Don Gittings Closest to the pin: No. 2Don Oslance No. 4Jennie Diaz 50/50 WinnerDon Oslance May 27, Monday Morning Mens Group results. First Kenny McCabe Second Charlie Kuntz Closest to the pin: No. 2Charlie Kuntz May 28, Mens Nine Hole League at Brentwood Golf Club results. Low net Frank Hughes33 Walt Novak34 Seamus Graham36 Dick Emberley36 OTGs No winners 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 because we know you have a lot going on. 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 On May 22, the Citrus Hills Mens Golf Association on the Oaks Golf Course played Polish Scramble. First+10 Dick Stillwagon, Mike Rizzio, Jim Pachmayer, Joe Matt Second+15 John Nagel, Dave Hetherington, Dick Olson, Gene Stillman Third+16 Jerry Czack, Dick Morelli, Harvey Schrank, Henry Huntsberry Fourth+17 Gene Yanosy, Mac McDuff, John Balais, Bob FabrieCITRUS SPRINGS On May 21, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best balls on the front and 3 on the back. First149 Rick Hancock, Don Gonczi, Curtis Herrin and Emil Colletti Second153 Jerry Feher, Woody Miner, Walt Norton and Russ Woodworth (blind) Third155 Pete Clutter, Harvey Jenkins, Bob Hunt and Bob Malloy Closest to the pins: Nos. 4 & 8Jerry Feher Nos. 11 & 16Russ Woodworth No. 14 Don Gonczi May 21, the Citrus Hills Ladies Golf Association participated in a game of Best Ball 3, 2,1: Each team of 4 must use 3 best net balls on a par 3, 2 best net balls on a par 4 & 1 best net ball on a par 5. The winning teams are: First117 IvaLee Lawrence, Sung Ja Kim, Linda Fick, Erika LaPerch Second122 Helene Reed, Helen Clayton, Gloria Phillips, Fe Alino Birdies No. 3Brenda Lindsey No. 7Linda Fick No. 11Cindy Rhee On May 23, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 2 best balls. First117 Bill Curry, Woody Miner, Dave Balas, John Lycke Second123 Jerry Feher, Don Gonczi, Walt Norton, Rocky Marziani (blind) Closest to the pin: No. 4Doug Sirmons No. 8Don Gonczi No. 11Russ Woodworth No. 14Bob Malloy No. 16Ed Starling May 24, points quota Chicks with Sticks results. Joy Cocuzzi+9 Sandy Brown+4 Essie McLane+4 Linda Miller+3 Noreen Elliott+3 Patsy Delp+1 Closest to the pin: No. 8Mary McConnell No. 11Marj Sibley No. 16Jan Kominski 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. On May 28, the Citrus Springs Mens Association played 1 best ball on holes 1-6, 2 best balls on holes 7-12 and 3 best balls on holes 13-18. First118 Bill Curry, Harvey Jenkins, Bob Malloy, Emil Collette Second119 Rick Hancock, John Lycke, Harry Johnson, Jack Williamson Closest to the pin: No. 4Dave Balas No. 8Harvey Jenkins No. 11Doug Sirmons No. 14Bill Curry No. 16Rick HancockPINE RIDGE On May 22, the group played low putts. Babe Zaharais Flight First19 Jo Steele Second20 Lisa Wahba Patty Berg Flight First17 Margie Ebbert Second17 Elsie Pierce Julie Inkster Flight First16 Kay Bell Second17 Norma Hedin Nancy Lopez Flight First20 Dayle Montgomery Closest to the pin: No. 1Joanne Laudicina No. 7Lisa Wahba No. 9Patsy Tessler Birdies: No. 1Joanne LaudicinaPLANTATIONMay 19, Sunday group results. First Art and Joan Carnevale, Bob Quigley, Carol Garvin Second Carolyn McNeil, Dan Short, Tallu Pelletier Third Brenda Ferrell, Charlie Rash, Betty Holton, Carol Kinney Fourth Viv and Bob Walsh, Jo-Ann and Bob St. Jean Fifth Lillian and Dwight Brown, Doris and Ray Osburn Sixth Kim and Bob Hastings, Nancy Sullivan, Sue Espinoza May 20 Points Game Dan Taylor+6 Charlie Bradshaw+3 J. Carnahan+2 Bob Pridemore+2 Nick Brothers+1 May 23 Points Game Floyd Prevost+2 Bob Struck+1 Bob Pridemore+1 May 25, Points Game Dennis Lippert+7 S. Howell+6 Judy Timmons+3 D. Stickney+1 May 26, Two Person Scramble First Brenda Ferrell and Charlie Rash Second Doris and Ray Osburn Third Pepita Park and Bob Quigley Fourth Betty Holton and Carl Kinney Fifth Carolyn McNeil and Dan Short Sixth Ruth Zaring and Bob St. Jean Seventh Nancy Sullivan and Sue Espinoza Eighth Lillian and Dwight Brown7 RIVERS WOMEN On May 22, the 7 Rivers WGA played O.N.E.S. Net. Flight 1 First35 Karen Demicoli Second36 Jorie Bertine Flight 2 First30 Carol Biedscheid Second32 Phyllis Pike Flight 3 First31 Bev Strong Second37 Doris Kelly Birdies: No. 7Carol Biedscheid No. 4Beverly Strong Nos. 9 & 15BJ McKee Niners Flight 1 First17 Dottie Round Second20 Marie Cooke Flight 2 First20 Gemma Hertzog Second22 Lois OMara MEN On Thursday, May 23, the 7 Rivers MGA played best ball of two. First57 Sam McMechan, Paul Mantey Second59 Bill Stallings, Alex Stevens Third61 Harold Drown, Ron NealSUGARMILL WOODS On May 21, the Sand Blasters Mens Group played team point quota. First+16 Bob Strausser, Ken Eckhardt, Jim Turner, Tom Jones Second+10 Tony Valente, Arnie Croft, Bill Moreau, Jack Sandlas Third+6 Jim Duller, George Lentowicz, Sam Hunt Notable rounds: Jack Sandlas83 & +12 Ken Eckhardt83 & +11 Jim Duller84 Chuck Reeb85 On May 23, the Sugarmill Woods Country Club Mens Golf Association played Scramble. First55.46 Mike Howard, Jim Turner, Rich Perry, Bob Carriveau Second56.98 John Raymond, Paul Domino, Ernie Pettine, Tom Jones Third57.11 George Lentowicz, Wayne Tice, Bill Engelbrecht, Jack Winner Fourth58.10 Dick Tuxbury, Stan Fleming, Ken Eckhardt, Curt Hare Closest to the pin: Pine No. 4Rich Perry Pine No. 7Mike Howard Oak No. 3Tony Valente Oak No. 6Felix Tarorick TWISTED OAKS On May 21, the Twisted Oaks Ladies Association played two better balls in a foursome. First(Tie) 124 Leanne Feher, Verna Brunswick, Bonnie Kaiser, Stephanie Eisenberg, Dora Acuna, Maria Valsez, Pat DoerrB4 W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 C ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE G OLF 000F2CI 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 Golf BRIEFS Theres a story every week on PGA Tour Associated PressDUBLIN, Ohio Ernie Els flashed that easy smile when he saw a reporter walking toward the clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass earlier this month. This must be great for you guys, he said through his laughter. Come out to the PGA Tour and every week they hand you another story. And he wasnt talking about Adam Scott winning the Masters. The debate over anchored strokes and long putters. Deer antler spray. Rule 33-7. A player cleared of an anti-doping violation on a technicality, and then suing his own tour. Players hiring an attorney over a new rule related to the long putter. And this was before the public spat between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods took an ugly turn that brought overtures of racism back into golf. Its been quite a controversial year for golf, Lee Westwood said. Woods already has won four times on the PGA Tour going into the Memorial, a tournament he already has won five times in his career. So when someone asked Westwood on Tuesday if there was a sense that the No. 1 player was on the verge of going on a big run, Westwood looked mildly perplexed. I think hes on one, isnt he? Westwood said. How many tournaments has he played this year? Hes won more than 50 percent. But any talk of Woods is sure to include the illegal drop he took at the Masters, the two-shot penalty he received the next day, the incorrect scorecard with his signature on it and Augusta National invoking Rule 33-7, which gave it discretion to disregard the penalty of disqualification for the incorrect scorecard. That debate lost steam when Vijay Singh sued the tour the day before The Players Championship began at TPC Sawgrass, where the Fijian spent years honing a game that brought him nearly $70 million in earnings and a spot in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Lawsuits against the tour are rare, but the details of this one were bizarre. Nobody has ever sued the tour for being cleared of getting a drug violation, Padraig Harrington said. WADA warned against deer antler spray. Vijay Singh used deer antler spray. The tour proposed a six-month suspension. Singh appealed. WADA said deer antler spray was no longer the same concern. Singh was off the hook. And then Singh sued the tour. The good news for PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem was the lawsuit was largely forgotten three days later. The bad news for the tour was why it was forgotten. Singh vs. PGA Tour felt like an undercard compared with Garcia vs. Woods. The Spaniard threw a sucker punch during a rain delay by suggesting Woods was the cause of a commotion in their final group of the third round. Woods fired back by calling out Garcia for his constant complaining, which led Garcia to say Woods wasnt the nicest guy on tour. And with no interest by either side in a truce, Garcia tried to make a joke about having Woods over for fried chicken, and he wound up with egg on his face. Garcia threw out the racial stereotype the same day that the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and U.S. Golf Association introduced Rule 14-1b, effective in 2016, that would ban the anchored stroke used for long putters like the one Scott used when he won the Masters, or the one Els used at the British Open, and Webb Simpson in the U.S. Open, and the ones used by Tim Clark and Carl Pettersson their entire pro careers. At least three players, including Scott, have retained a lawyer as they wait to see whether the PGA Tour goes along with the new rule. The tour met with its Player Advisory Council on Tuesday at Muirfield Village, the first step toward figuring out which direction it will go. According to one PAC member at the meeting, there was passion on both sides of the debate, which was not surprising. And there was no consensus, also not surprising. This was only a conversation, and from all indications, no one called anyone names. Associated Press Tiger Woods has already won four times on the PGA Tour in 2013 and is on a roll. But in a controversial year for golf so far, that hasnt even been the biggest story. NSJGA upcoming for young golfers The North Suncoast Junior Golf Association will begin its 33rd season on June 8 at 7 Rivers Golf & Country Club in Crystal River. Junior golfers ages 8-18 will compete within their age groups each week. This years tournament schedule includes tournaments in Citrus and Hernando Counties. To view the schedule and sign up for this junior tournament series, visit www.northsuncoastjunior golf.com. Questions can also be emailed to northsuncoast juniorgolf@gmail.com. Inverness Storm Golf TourneyThe ninth annual Inverness Storm Golf Tourney will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. There will be contests with prizes awarded for hole-in-one, longest drive (women and men), and closest to the pin. There will be a 50/50 drawing and other raffle drawings. Cost of $50 per golfer includes lunch and beverages. Local business owners interested in sponsoring a hole on the golf course may call 352-302-7386. Make checks payable to (ECYF) East Citrus Youth Football. All proceeds go to Inverness Storm football players and cheerleaders. For more information, call Tom Frederick at 352-3027386 or visit www.inverness storm.com. Citrus Hills Junior Golf Camp The 17th annual Citrus Hills Junior Golf Camp starts Wednesday, June 5. Ages range from 4 to 17. PGA professionals (with 67 years of experience) are dedicated to giving the juniors the best instruction on golf fundamentals and having fun in the process. Included in the golf camp is a free summer membership. You have a choice of five consecutive Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. or five consecutive Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. In addition to teaching them golf, pizza and soda are provided every lesson. The cost of the camp is $100. Junior merchandise and equipment is carried in the pro shop. Call Citrus Hills Golf Shop at 352-746-4425 for more information. Kyle Sisson Benefit Golf TourneyThe Kyle Sisson Benefit Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, June 15, at Inverness Golf & Country Club, 3150 S. Country Club Drive. The price of $75 per person includes cart, range balls and lunch. The game is a four-person team scramble with an 8:30 a.m. tee time. Prizes will be awarded for closest pin on par 3s, longest drive and chance drawing raffles. Hole sponsorships are: Silver, $100; Bronze, $250; Gold, $500; and Platinum $1,000. For more information, call Nick Maltese at 352-464-7511 or Michele Snellings at 352697-2220. Tourney to benefit foster parentsThe Citrus County Foster Parent Association will have its fourth annual golf tournament Saturday, June 8, at Inverness Golf & Country Club to raise money for the nonprofit organization. Tee time will be 8:30 a.m. Price is $45 and will include lunch at the club. For more information and to sign up, call 352-201-9521. Independence Golf TournamentRolling Thunder Florida Chapter 7 is holding signups for its seventh annuall Independence Golf Tournament, which is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club. The entry fee is $60 and includes green fees and cart, coffee and donuts, beer, a door prize ticket, a goodie bag and one free putt in the putting contest. For additional tournament information, contact Ray Thompson at 813-230-9750, Citrus Springs G&CC at 352489-5045 or visit the website at www.rollingthunder7.com.Youth golf lessonsCitrus County Parks & Recreation, in partnership with Pine Ridge Golf Course, will hold summer youth golf lessons. The lessons will be held at Pine Ridge Golf Course on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They begin Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, and run for five weeks. Children ages 6 to 15 are eligible and the cost is $80 per child with $15 off for additional siblings. For more information, contact Crysta Henry, recreation program specialist for youth programs at 352-527-7543, www.citruscountyparks.com, or Randy Robbins at 352-746-6177. From staff reports

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E DUCATION Section C WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 794603 Looking For Something Unique? Check out todays Classified ads.SHOP NOW! C ITRUS C OUNTY C HRONICLE cross Citrus County, the past week marked the beginning and the end for hundreds of high school graduates. The young men and women dressed in robes and mortarboards received diplomas after more than a decade of homework, changing classes, school lunches and classroom assignments. Crystal River kicked off the public school graduation May 21, followed the next night by Citrus High and finally Lecanto. Many local graduates will immediately begin a career here at home; others will enlist in the Armed Forces, while some will further their education at colleges and universities across the country. STEPHEN E. LASKO /for the Chronicle Its a family affair as graduating senior Lindsay Connors receives her diploma from her aunt, Superintendant Sandra Sam Himmel, and poses for a photo with her mother, Assistant Principal Linda C. Connors. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle Lecanto High graduates Brian Imparato, left, gives high fives to friends as he stands with fellow graduate Lloyd Justo Thursday evening. A CITRUS HIGH SCHOOL Senior class song: Its Time, by Imagine Dragons. LECANTO HIGH SCHOOL Number of graduates: 436. CRYSTAL RIVER HIGH SCHOOL School mascot: Pirates. STEPHEN E. LASKO /for the Chronicle Crystal River High graduates toss their mortarboards. MATTHEW BECK /Chronicle ABOVE: Citrus High graduates stand at the opening of the ceremony. RIGHT: Family members jockey for position to photograph the graduates.

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Fort Island Trail, Crystal River 352-795-4211 www.plantationoncrystalriver.com 000F0TS Call for reservations or more information.Open 7 Days A Week Open 7 Days A Week 6 am10 am 11 am 2 pm 5 pm-9 pm Fri. & Sat. 5 pm-10 pm 000DM2B Spelling Bee starts with a new twist Vocabulary test kicks off annual contest Associated PressOXON HILL, Md. The sign outside the waiting room read: Preliminaries Test, Quiet Please. Spellers emerged one by one, having taken the first vocabulary test in the history of the National Spelling Bee. They were greeted with pats on shoulders from parents and whispers of Howd it go? One of the favorites thought he did OK, although he was grateful for a trick everyone learns at school: the process of elimination. It was good that they gave multiple choice, so that you could eliminate incorrect answers, said 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York. I had to guess at one or two in vocabulary. The 86th edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee took on new meaning Tuesday or rather, lots of meanings with organizers having decreed that the precocious youngsters need to prove they know the definitions of some of those tough words. The 281 competitors took a 45minute computer test that probed their knowledge of spelling and vocabulary, with the results to be combined with Wednesdays on-stage round to determine which spellers advance to the semifinals Thursday. The consensus from the spellers: Good idea, but they wished they had known about it sooner. I think everybody wasnt expecting it, because it was something you werent thinking they were going to put in, said 12year-old Mary Elizabeth Horton from West Melbourne. But it definitely changes everything. Organizers announced the addition of the vocabulary test seven weeks ago, saying it reinforces the bees mission to encourage students to broaden their knowledge of the English language. They waited until all the qualifying bees had been completed so all the spellers would be on equal footing in their preparation. For Arvind, who finished third last year, it meant a sudden change in strategy. Before they announced the vocabulary, I paid attention to the definitions but I didnt focus too much, Arvind said. But then after they announced it, I occasionally had my dad quiz me on vocabulary words, and I studied the definitions once in a while. Still, Arvind said he was confident his score would be enough for him to advance. I think its not too bad of a change, actually, he said. The vocabulary words, theyre pretty easy to someone who studies well enough. There will be another vocabulary test for those who make it to the semifinals, but Thursday nights finals will look the same as always with spellers taking turns tackling incredibly difficult words under the bright lights of prime-time television until only a champion remains. The winner takes home more than $30,000 in cash and prizes. The environment Tuesday morning was more low-key, but the tension and pressure were still evident. The test took place inside a large hotel ballroom, where about 50 spellers at a time sat at a long, rectangular table staring at computer screens. The scoring system has the complexity usually associated with something like Olympic gymnastics: 24 words to spell and 24 words to define, although only 12 of each count toward the total score. There was also a pair of extra vocabulary words worth three points each. The spellers were asked to choose among four possible definitions for each vocabulary word. Organizers might tinker the format in future years, but theres little doubt that the vocabulary test is here to stay. I really like the intended purpose, which is to emphasize vocabulary, said 1999 champion Nupur Lala, who was featured in the documentary Spellbound. I think one thing that has happened in recent years is that the words have become incredibly difficult, and I think the level of competition has reached such an apex at this point that they need something else to differentiate spellers and still keep the bee an educational exercise. Associated Press Spellers, including Mary Elizabeth Horton, 12, of West Melbourne, arrived Tuesday morning at the Scripps National Spelling Bee and found out they had to take a 45-minute computer test that probes their knowledge of both spelling and vocabulary. The results will be combined with Wednesdays on-stage round to determine which spellers will advance to the semifinals Thursday. Tenn. looks at teaching texting Associated PressROGERSVILLE, Tenn. An East Tennessee school board will vote next week on a stricter policy regarding teachers texting and emailing students. The Kingsport TimesNews reported the proposed revisions to the Hawkins County Schools social media and student relations policies were discussed at a work session Thursday. The proposed revisions follow the three-day suspension of a teacher in March for what were described as suggestive Facebook messages to a 17-year-old female student. Authorities said some of the messages were sent during early-morning hours and were read by the girls mother and a Hawkins County Sheriffs Office deputy before they were deleted. The student relations policy change would restrict teachers contact with students outside of school hours to instructional or school-related activities only. The current policy requires teachers to use good judgment and avoid excessive informal and social contact with students. It strongly discourages teachers from including students as friends or followers of their social media sites. S CHOLARSHIPS ANDCONTESTS 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: 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 postsecondary 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 352527-6540. All classes are taught by Sorvillo, a former Majorette Queen of America and two-time national champion. Classes and times are: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Special to the Chronicle Citrus High School graduate Marissa DuBois recently received the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart College of Central Florida Endowed Scholarship. She plans to major in criminology at Florida State University after completing her associate degree at the College of Central Florida this summer. From left: Sissy Allegood, Marissas grandmother; Marissa; and Chapter 776 Senior Vice Commander Lee Helscel. See CHALK / Page C3

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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 Take Stock in Children of Citrus County, a program sponsored by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, is seeking female role models to help support new student scholars who will be entering the program in June. Take Stock in Children offers deserving youth in Citrus County a college scholarship, a caring mentor and the promise of hope. Take Stock scholars join the program in the sixth, seventh or eighth grades and are assigned a mentor who meets with them 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 next mentor training is 1 to 3 p.m. June 10. For more information, call Pat Lancaster, program coordinator at 352-422-2348 or 352-3440855. 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. 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. 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 itinerary. 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. 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. E DUCATIONC ITRUS C OUNTY (FL) C HRONICLE W EDNESDAY, M AY 29, 2013 C3 000F1UQ 000EOUT 000ERZA CHALK Continued from Page C2 Special to the Chronicle The Academy of Environmental Science held a congratulatory celebration May 17 at the College of Central Florida. Certificates w ere handed out to the senior class to mark successful completion of their time at the school. Patrick Simon, director of research and accounta bility for Citrus County Schools, gave the keynote address. Academy of Environmental Science students celebrate

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