Citrus County chronicle

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Citrus County chronicle
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Newspaper
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English
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Citrus County Chronicle
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Scofield Pub. Co.
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Inverness, Fla.
Inverness, Fla
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United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
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28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Began in 1889?
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Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).

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Robolympics Associated PressThor, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, tries to connect the hose to a firehose connection Friday during the hose task at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Seventeen teams from the United States, China, Japan and Korea are participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. The event is a test of some of the most advanced robots in the world. Gay couples wed in Utah after judge overturns banSALT LAKE CITY A federal judge struck down Utahs same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that marks a drastic shift toward gay marriage in a conservative state where the Mormon church has long been against it. The decision set off an immediate frenzy as the clerk in the states most populous county began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while state officials took steps to appeal the ruling and halt the process. Cheers erupted as the mayor of Salt Lake City led the states first gay wedding ceremony in an office building about three miles from the headquarters of the Mormon church. Dozens of other couples were lined up to get marriage licenses. State Sen. Jim Dabakis, chairman of the Utah Democratic Party, was the first to get married in Salt Lake City with his longtime partner, Stephen Justesen.Newlyweds ordered to trial in slayingSUNBURY, Pa. Newlyweds who police said wanted to kill someone together were ordered Friday to stand trial on charges they lured a stranger with a Craigslist ad, stabbed him to death after he got into their car and dumped his body in an alley. Miranda Barbour, 18, and 22-year-old Elytte Barbour of Selinsgrove pleaded not guilty at separate hearings Friday in the central Pennsylvania city of Sunbury. They are being held without bail in the Nov. 11 death of Troy LaFerrara, 42, of Port Trevorton. The couple, who were married in North Carolina and moved to Pennsylvania about three weeks before the crime, told police Miranda Barbour stabbed LaFerrara in the front seat of her car while her husband held a cord around his neck. Police allege in court papers that Elytte Barbour told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together. But defense attorney James Best said he didnt know his clients alleged motive. Authorities said Miranda Barbour, a petite woman with long brown hair, told investigators she met the 6-foot-2, 278-pound victim after he responded to her Craigslist ad offering companionship for money, and that they traveled in her car from Selinsgrove to Sunbury, a small city about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The couple allegedly dumped the body in an alley, where it was discovered the following morning. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS Page A12SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE 27.4 percent Associated PressAn elderly woman lies on the ground begging for alms Friday in a main street on the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki. Homelessness has increased dramatically during a savage six-year recession of the financial crisis in Greece where the unemployment rate reached 27.4 percent in September. Anti-prostitution laws stricken by Canadian courtTORONTO Canadas highest court struck down the countrys anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders. The court, ruling in a case brought by three women in the sex trade, struck down all three of Canadas prostitution-related laws: bans on keeping a brothel, making a living from prostitution, and street soliciting. The ruling wont take effect immediately, however, because the court gave Parliament a year to respond with new legislation, and said the existing laws would remain in place until then.Ugandan bill: Life in prison for gay sexKAMPALA, Uganda Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay bill that calls for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts, drawing criticism from rights campaigners who called it the worst in the world. The legislations sets life imprisonment as the penalty for gay sex involving an HIV-infected person, acts with minors and the disabled, as well as repeated sex offenses among consenting adults, according to the office of a spokeswoman for Ugandas parliament. The bill also prescribes a seven-year jail term for a person who conducts a marriage ceremony for same-sex couples. When the bill was first introduced in 2009, it was widely condemned for including the death penalty, but that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament. President Yoweri Museveni must sign the bill within 30 days for it to become law. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated PressWASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military a one-year deadline to better prevent and respond to a wave of sexual assault in the ranks and warned that if progress isnt made, he will consider tougher reforms than those approved by Congress. The ultimatum from their commander in chief and pressure from lawmakers puts the onus on the Pentagon to live up to its vows of zero tolerance for sexual assault, or face the potential of losing authority to prosecute offenders in its own courts. So long as our women and men in uniform face the insider threat of sexual assault, we have an urgent obligation to do more to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes, as appropriate under the military justice system, Obama said in a statement issued hours after the Senate sent a bill for his signature that would crack down on the crime. The president said he wants Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to report back to him by Dec. 1, 2014, on improvements theyve made preventing and responding to sexual assault. The Pentagon estimates that 26,000 military members were victims last year. The sexual assault measures were part of a sweeping, $632.8 billion bill the Senate passed on an 84-15 vote late Thursday that also covers combat pay and other benefits, new ships and aircraft and military bases. The legislation also:Provides $552.1 billion for the regular military budget and $80.7 billion for the war in Afghanistan and other overseas operations, a reflection of deficitdriven efforts to trim spending and the drawdown in a conflict lasting more than a decade.Gives the administration additional flexibility to move detainees out of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to foreign countries. It stops well short of the presidents goal of closing the detention facility and bans detainee transfers to the United States.Authorizes funds for the destruction of chemical weapons in SyriaProvides money to study the feasibility of establishing a missile defense site on the East Coast. The legislation would strip military commanders of their ability to overturn jury convictions, require a civilian review if a commander declines to prosecute a case and require that any individual convicted of sexual assault face a dishonorable discharge or dismissal. The bill also would provide victims with legal counsel, eliminate the statute of limitations for courtsmartial in rape and sexual assault cases, and criminalize retaliation against victims who report a sexual assault. The legislation also would change the militarys Article 32 proceedings to limit intrusive questioning of victims, making it more similar to a grand jury. Defense spending bill comes with warning Associated PressPresident Barack Obama speaks Friday during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. At the end of his fifth year in office, Obamas job approval and personal favorability ratings have fallen to around the lowest point of his presidency. Obama will depart later for his home state of Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation trip. Its the first time in his presidency that his departure plans have not been delayed by legislative action in Washington. Associated PressJUBA, South Sudan Armed rebels were said to be in control of some of South Sudans oil fields Friday, raising questions of how long the countrys oil will flow and whether Sudan could enter the conflict, which showed no signs of ending. President Salva Kiir implored his country to turn away from ethnic violence and met Friday with foreign ministers from neighboring states, including Kenya and Ethiopia, who flew into Juba, the capital, to help calm tensions after a week of ethnic strife that is estimated to have killed hundreds. The U.N. Security Council urged the president and ousted vice president Riek Machar to demonstrate leadership in bringing a swift and peaceful resolution to this crisis. Frances U.N. Ambassador, Gerard Araud, the current council president, told reporters that Kiir and the widow of South Sudans rebel hero John Garang, who led the countrys fight for independence, have agreed to enter an unconditional dialogue. There was no word yet from Machar, who is believed to be in hiding. Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, earlier this week said an attempted coup had triggered the violence, and the blame was placed on Machar, an ethnic Nuer. But officials have since said a fight between Dinka and Nuer membersof the presidential guard triggered the fighting Sunday night that has since spread across the country. Associated PressCivilians fleeing violence seek refuge Wednesday at the UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Rebels said to control S. Sudanese oil fields Associated PressWASHINGTON Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating ups and downs on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress for his troubled health care overhaul. He predicted 2014 would be a breakthrough year for America. In his annual year-end news conference, Obama refused to dwell on his tumbling approval ratings, the disastrous rollout of his signature health care law or the pile of unfinished domestic priorities he leaves behind as he heads for a Christmas holiday in Hawaii. Asked whether this had been the worst year of his presidency so far, he laughed and said, Thats not how I think about it. Yet not all was sunny. He did suggest that, given widespread criticism, he may alter the power of the National Security Agency to collect information on Americans. And when it came to the start of his health care law, Obama conceded that we screwed it up, and said, Im going to be making appropriate adjustments once we get through this year. It was unclear if he meant to signal high-level personnel changes. Obama does have some reason to be optimistic. He spoke hours after the government announced the economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed. And he heralded a modest bipartisan budget deal that cleared Congress this week, saying that while its too soon to declare a new era of bipartisanship, Washington is not condemned to endless gridlock. The president opened his hour-long news conference with upbeat news on his health care law, announcing that 1 million people have enrolled in federal and state insurance exchanges since Oct. 1. Obama also renewed his longstanding statement that he will not negotiate concessions with Republicans in exchange for legislation that will be needed in late winter or early spring to raise the nations debt limit. It is not something that is a negotiating tool. Its not leverage. Its a responsibility of Congress, he said. On a key foreign policy concern, Obama said it would be wrong to impose new sanctions on Iran at a time when the United States and other nations are testing an interim accord designed to curtail Tehrans nuclear program. Obama did leave behind a New Years resolution before boarding Air Force One. My New Years resolution is to be nicer to the White House press corps, he said. Rosy spin on a rough presidential year



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SATURDAY,DECEMBER21,2013C 11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS 000GT1O 0 0 0 8 X G Y For more information on how to reach Citrus County readers call 352-563-5592. MEDICAL OFFICE FOR SALE Totally renovated 700 S.E. 5th Ter.Suite #5 Crystal River. $107K 352-422-2293 Happy Holidays.Buying or Selling Your home? Get the Gift of a 1 YEAR Home W arranty Plan Million Dollar + Producer! Teri Paduano, Broker Realty Connect (352) 212-1446TheFLDream.com GOSPEL ISLAND 2BR, 2BA, OWN YOUR OWN HOME Let Me Help Block Home Move In ready $69,900 Clean as a whistle Big Yard, Big Garage and Carport (352) 344-9290 Near Croft & Hwy 44, 3/2 garage florida room furnished or not Lots of upgrades Executor now accepting offers 502/693-7904 Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. CRYSTAL RIVERA Bit of Paradise Studio on Lake Russo boarding bird sanctuary, large Studio, w/ cath. ceilings, priv. dock & boat launch, great Bass fishing, direct TV, wifi., laun. rm. all util. paid, Only $750 Ref. needed. Call Mike (575) 613-3729 Leave message HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 SNOWBIRD RETREAT3 bed 1-1/2 bath home w/new carpet/paint/tile on canal leading to Halls River. Private fishing. $750 mo. 1st/last/sec. 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Full Handicap unit available Central H/A Storage;Carpet Laundry Facilities; On Site Mgmt Elderly (62+) Handicap/Disabled With or without children 1Bedroom $406; 2 Bedrooms $ 446 TDD# 800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer. Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds RENTERS WANTEDWhy rent when you can own? We can put you in your own home. Credit problems o.k. As low as $2,000. down& only $105/ wk. Call for more info & locations. Call 352-621-3807 USED HOMES/ REPOSDoublewides From $8,500. Singlewides From $3,500. New inventory daily We buy used homes (352) 621-9183 INVERNESS55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. Call 800-747-4283 for details INVERNESSWater Front View Big Lake Henderson 55+ Park 1/1 SWMH Perfect Winter Getaway orYear Round Tastefully Furnished, Pool, Clubhouse, Boat Slips, lawn maint. & So Much More ONLY$8,900. Call for Details BYOWNER 352-419-6132 2BR 1-1/2BA DW off Gospel Isl. 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Ready to go Five males $250/ea 352-613-9135 LIZZIELizzie, a sweet 1 1/2 y.o. black retriever mix looking for a loving forever home, spayed and a great medium size @ 45 lbs. She is friendly & playful, loves people. A real sweetheard and would make a great family dog. Call Karen @ 218-780-1808. Shih Poo Puppies, 2 males, 2 females Schnauzer/Pom Mix $300. Schnauzer Pups just born 352-795-5896 628-6188 evenings SHIH-TZU PUPS, AvailableRegistered Lots of Colors Males Starting @ $450. Beverly Hills, FL. (352) 270-8827 Sml Dog Carrier, like new $25. (352) 527-6975 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Horses & Tack, New & used. 352-873-6033 Diamond PFarm BRINGYOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$395 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! 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SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 p.m. (ESPN) Georgetown at Kansas 12 p.m. (ESPNU) Belmont at Kentucky 12 p.m. (FSNFL) East Carolina at North Carolina State 2 p.m. (FS1) Youngstown State at St. Johns 2 p.m. (FSNFL) Maine at Providence 2 p.m. (SUN) Orange Bowl Classic Florida State vs. Massachusetts 3 p.m. (NBCSPT) Governors Holiday Classic Hampton at James Madison 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Gonzaga vs. Kansas State 4 p.m. (CBS) Michigan State at Texas 4 p.m. (FS1) Rider at Villanova 4 p.m. (FSNFL) Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt 4:30 p.m. (SUN) Orange Bowl Classic Florida vs. Fresno State 5 p.m. (ESPNU) Davidson at North Carolina 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Illinois at Missouri 5:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Governors Holiday Classic Virginia Commonwealth vs. Virginia Tech 6 p.m. (FS1) Louisville at Florida International 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Big 12-SEC Challenge Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Gotham Classic Notre Dame vs. Ohio State 8:30 p.m. (FS1) Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational Michigan vs. Stanford 9 p.m. (ESPNU) New Mexico at Marquette 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Colorado vs. Oklahoma State NBA 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Sacramento Kings at Orlando Magic 8 p.m. (NBA, WGN-A) Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls 10:30 p.m. (NBA) Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers FOOTBALL 5 a.m. (ESPNU) South Florida at Central Florida (Taped) 12 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAA Division II final Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Northwest Missouri State 2 p.m. (ESPN) Gildan New Mexico Bowl Colorado State vs. Washington State 2 p.m. (ESPNU) NCAA Division I semifinal Towson at Eastern Washington 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State vs. USC 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. San Diego State 9 p.m. (ESPN) R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Tulane 2:30 a.m. (ESPNU) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. San Diego State(Same-day Tape) GOLF 6:30 p.m. (GOLF) Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters, Second Round (Taped) 10 p.m. (GOLF) Royal Trophy, Final Day HOCKEY 4 p.m. (NHL) Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings 7 p.m. (NHL) Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs 7 p.m. (SUN) Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning SOCCER 7:45 a.m. (NBCSPT) English Premier League: Liverpool vs. Cardiff City 10 a.m. (NBCSPT) English Premier League: Fulham vs. Manchester City 1:30 p.m. (NBC) English Premier League WOMENS COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAA Tournament final Wisconsin vs. Penn State SKIING 2 p.m. (NBCSPT) U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix: Halfpipe (Taped) Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider. Prep CALENDAR TODAYS PREP SPORTS BOYS BASKETBALL 8 p.m. Lecanto at Trinity Catholic GIRLS BASKETBALL 4 p.m. Crystal River at Wildwood WRESTLING 9:15 a.m. Citrus, Crystal River in Gulf Holiday Duals NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston3523102489674 Tampa Bay3521113459784 Montreal3721133459281 Detroit37161294194101 Toronto371816339101106 Ottawa371417634103122 Florida37141853387117 Buffalo3592332163100 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh37261015311780 Washington351913341111104 Philadelphia3516154368697 Carolina3514147358198 New Jersey3614157358590 N.Y. Rangers36161823482100 Columbus35141743291100 N.Y. Islanders36101972790124 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago38257656140105 St. Louis3423745011981 Colorado34231014710080 Minnesota3720125458688 Dallas 34171253999102 Winnipeg371616537100108 Nashville3516163358099 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim3725755511993 Los Angeles3624845210169 San Jose3521864811388 Vancouver38211164810492 Phoenix341810642106105 Calgary 35131663288111 Edmonton37112332595127 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Fridays Games Vancouver 3, Chicago 2, SO Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Washington 4, Carolina 2 Winnipeg 5, Florida 2 Todays Games Calgary at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Phoenix at Ottawa, 2 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 7 p.m. Montreal at Nashville, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Anaheim at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Boston1215.444 Toronto1014.417 Brooklyn917.3462 New York817.3203 Philadelphia819.2964 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 206.769 Atlanta 1512.5565 Charlotte1314.4817 Washington1113.4588 Orlando 818.30812 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 215.808 Detroit 1315.4649 Cleveland1015.40010 Chicago 916.36011 Milwaukee521.19216 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio215.808 Houston1710.6304 Dallas 1511.5776 New Orleans1113.4589 Memphis1015.40010 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City214.840 Portland225.815 Denver 1411.5607 Minnesota1313.5008 Utah 722.24116 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers189.667 Phoenix1510.6002 Golden State1413.5194 L.A. Lakers1213.4805 Sacramento718.28010 Thursdays Games Oklahoma City 107, Chicago 95 San Antonio 104, Golden State 102 Fridays Games Philadelphia 121, Brooklyn 120, OT Cleveland 114, Milwaukee 111, OT Miami 122, Sacramento 103 Atlanta 118, Utah 85 Charlotte 116, Detroit 106 Indiana 114, Houston 81 Toronto 109, Dallas 108, OT Phoenix 103, Denver 102 Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, late Todays Games Memphis at New York, 12 p.m. Washington at Boston, 1 p.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.FBS bowl glanceToday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef O Bradys Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Friday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 0 1 7 CASH 3 (late) 3 2 1 PLAY 4 (early) 8 5 6 2 PLAY 4 (late) 1 6 1 4 FANTASY 5 11 18 23 26 34 MEGA MONEY 2 3 15 35 MEGA BALL 5 MEGA MILLIONS 3 4 31 49 57 MEGA BALL 6 Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Thursdays winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 2 10 26 27 33 5-of-51 winner$225,247.24 4-of-5256$141.50 3-of-58,926$11.00SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 B3 Citrus 37-12 advantage by the intermission was sparked by seven secondquarter points by Weaver she had 12 at the break and a 15-3 run over the final 5:08 of the half. We worked on a ton of things in practice, Hamilton said. And were getting there. Our defense was the challenge for (Lecanto). And we did some different things on defense, and they worked. But theyre a scrappy team, they wont back down. Citrus continued to pressure the turnover-prone Panthers throughout, something that did not surprise coach Brittany Szunko. We expect to see it every single game, she said. Id be more surprised if a team didnt pressure us. Were still working on improving that. Its been a difficult season thus far for Lecanto, a team with just one senior and with few players having appreciable varsity experience. Both teams are now off until after Christmas, but both will play in Lecantos Holiday Tournament. Citrus meets North Marion and Lecanto goes against South Lake on Friday, and on Saturday the Hurricanes face South Lake and the Panthers take on North Marion. pair of 3s, to finish with 12 points for the Tigers. After the 10-point lead at the end of the first period, the Tigers extended the lead to 31-13 by halftime and were up 51-25 heading into the final quarter. Dunnellon controlled the game by running the floor and outrebounding the taller, but less athletic Pirates. Hairston by himself grabbed just four fewer rebounds than the entire Crystal River team. (Hairston), the athlete on the inside, hes 17, 18 points a game and 14 rebounds, Feldman said. Hes extremely rangy, great motor up and down the court ... we werent contesting things. For the Tigers, whove also beaten Citrus and Lecanto in the first go through the district schedule, its about maintaining their intensity. We just got to stay hungry, Licht said. We cant be content, were only halfway through our schedule. A couple of these teams, well see a third time, Licht added, alluding to Februarys district tournament. The Pirates fell to 2-7 and 0-3 at the halfway point of the district schedule. Crystal River hits the court this Friday at The Villages holiday tournament. DAVIDPIEKLIK CorrespondentLECANTO It wasnt points in the paint but points from beyond the arc that downed the Seven Rivers Christian boys basketball team Friday. First Academy of Leesburg made 15 three-pointers en route to a 75-56 win over the Warriors during Alumni Night at Seven Rivers Christian School. Byron Masoline led the Eagles (8-0) with 24 points, including 15 from long range. Adam Gage had 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors (2-4). Teammate Cory Weiand had 16 points, going 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. Seven Rivers expecting the Eagles to try to get the ball inside to its tall forwards briefly led in the first quarter. Then the Eagles started firing from long range against zone coverage, and beating the Warriors to the ball on rebounds. They took us basically out of what we wanted to do defensively Seven Rivers head coach Jim Ervin, adding he was forced to play a man-to-man defense. Gage said the team will have to practice harder and rebound from the loss. We have potential. Its early, he continued. I just hope we improve as the season goes on. Earlier in the night, the Lady Warriors had a better result in their match with the Lady Eagles in a dominating 63-20 win. Alyssa Gage had 24 points and 8 rebounds. Alexis Zachar contributed 13 points and two blocks. The Lady Warriors held the Lady Eagles to just three points in the second quarter as they opened up a wide lead. Outside shooting downs Warriors boys PIRATESContinued from Page B1 TROUNCEContinued from Page B1 Gomez uses lifting to help her in softball LARRYBUGG CorrespondentDanielle Gomez hit .360 and a pair of home runs last year on the Crystal River High softball team. This year, she would love to get that average over .400 and perhaps add to her home run total. She is looking to get stronger through her weightlifting. She is in the 139-pound class. She had a bench press of 105 pounds and a 95-pound clean and jerk for a 200-pound total in a meet against Lecanto High. Her objective is to get a softball college scholarship, hopefully to Nova Southeastern University. Eventually, she wants to be an athletic trainer. Gomez played catcher when the Crystal River Little League team reached the regionals in 2011. Her Dad, John, was the head coach. A very competitive girl, she used to race four-wheelers in Dade City. Pumping iron is growing on her. I enjoy lifting, she said. To get me stronger. Definitely, Im competitive. She said she would love to lift at the state meet in February in Kissimmee. She said she started lifting on her own since she was in middle school. Shes a junior and has two chances to lift at the state meet. Her coach sees her potential. Each time, we have had a meet, she has gone up, said Crystal River coach Randy Owens. Shes doing a great job and is a hard worker. Shes a very athletic girl. Shes a tremendous girl. She is an asset to our team. She can almost lift in the 129-pound class. Shes just a few pounds away. Im excited to have her on the team. By the end of the year, she will probably max out. By the time she comes back as a senior, she will be a leader on our team. Luke Scott signs 1-year deal in South KoreaSEOUL, South Korea Former Tampa Bay designated hitter Luke Scott has signed a $300,000, one-year contract with SK Wyvern in South Koreas baseball league. The Incheon-based tea, of the Korea Baseball Organization said the deal for the 35-year-old Scott included a $50,000 signing bonus. Scott reached the major leagues with Houston in 2005 and hit 23 homers or more for Baltimore each year from 2008-10. He batted.241 for Tampa Bat this year with nine homers and 40 RBIs in 91 games, appearing in the field just 11 times total at first base and left field. Scott has 135 homers and a .258 batting average in nine big league seasons. The Wyverns also retained left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes and added right-hander Ross Wolf to replace Chris Seddon, reaching their limit for foreign players.Pavel Kubina retires from NHLTORONTO Pavel Kubina, the Czech defenseman who helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win the 2004 Stanley Cup, retired from the NHL on Friday. The 35-year-old Kubina had 110 goals and 276 assists in 13 seasons with Tampa Bay, Toronto, Atlanta and Philadelphia. He last played in the NHL in 2011-12 with Tampa Bay and Philadelphia. Kubina represented the Czech Republic in the Olympics in 2002, 2006 and 2010.Wisconsin-Whitewater wins Division III titleSALEM, Va. Matt Behrendt threw four touchdown passes and WisconsinWhitewaters defense stymied Gagliardi Trophy-winner Kevin Burke and Mount Union in a 52-14 victory in the Division III championship Friday night. Behrendt hit Jake Kumerow and Tyler Huber for two touchdowns each, and Jordan Ratliffe ran for a pair of scores as the Warhawks (15-0) continued their domination of the series between the two powerhouse programs in Division III. Whitewater has won four straight and five of its last six meetings with Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl. The teams have met eight times in the last nine years in the divisions championship game. From wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS



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Around theSTATE Citrus CountyBlood sought on New Years EveLifeSouth will host its annual New Years Resolution Blood Drive from 11a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Walmart Supercenter, 2461 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. To encourage participation there will be a drawing for a 42-inch LCD TV courtesy of Walmart, and all donors will be entered into a drawing for a PlayStation 4. There will be a drawing for a Mossy Oak three-piece seat cover kit and a 2.5-gallon ArmorAll Shop Vac, courtesy of Auto Zone in Inverness. All donors will also receive a thank-you gift from LifeSouth. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. To learn more about donating blood, visit www.lifesouth.org.Landfill holiday hours announcedThe Citrus County Central Landfill will close at 2:30p.m. Tuesday, Dec.24, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, Dec.25, in observance of Christmas Day. The administration office will be closed both days, and will reopen Thursday, Dec.26, for regular business. The landfill will also be closed on Wednesday, Jan.1, New Years Day, and will reopen Wednesday, Jan.2. For more information on landfill hours, call 352-5277670 during office hours or go to the countys website at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us. Click on departments, then Public Works, then Solid Waste Management.TampaSmall plane crash at airport injures pilotPolice say a small plane crashed at the Tampa airport, seriously injuring the pilot. Tampa police Lt. Richard OConnor said the singleengine plane was coming in for a landing when it crashed just inside the airports fence around 11:48 p.m. Thursday. OConnor said police officers in a helicopter were on routine aerial patrol nearby when they heard the pilots distress call and saw the plane stall and crash. OConnor said the officers landed, extinguished a fire at the crash site and pulled the unconscious pilot from the cockpit. OConnor said the pilot was brought to a hospital with serious injuries, including facial fractures. But he said the injuries arent believed to be life threatening.OrlandoMan accused of abuse after son, 5, found deadAn Orlando man is accused of child abuse and could face additional charges after his 5-year-old son was found dead in his apartment. Authorities said Darell Avant Jr. had multiple bruises and contusions on his body when he was found unresponsive on Wednesday evening. His 26-year-old father, Darell Avant, remained in the Orange County Jail Friday. According to deputies, Avant picked up the boy early from school on Wednesday because he was acting up. When they got home, Avant said he hit the child on the buttocks before making him to pushups and squats for 20 minutes. An arrest report said the boy collapsed after taking a shower. The father called 911 and the boy was pronounced dead a short time later. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE SEANARNOLD CorrespondentA Homosassa couple faces multiple felony charges stemming from a car burglary. Jeanette Villagran, 30, and Rufus Hoyt, 32, were arrested Dec. 19 and charged with felony grand theft, burglary to an unoccupied vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, along with misdemeanor charges of drug paraphernalia. According to their arrest affidavits, the victim was a hospice worker who parked her vehicle in the backyard of the residence of a patient she was seeing for approximately one hour on Dec. 17. While she was in the home, her car was burglarized. Items stolen from the white Hyundai included a laptop computer, cellular telephone and jewelry, along with some paperwork. The items were valued at $3,224. When deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered remnants of a meth lab in a nearby woods, along with some stolen property. The homeowner gave permission for the house to be searched and, according to the report, items from this and other reported burglaries were uncovered. When searching the couples bedroom, numerous items including credit cards and driver licenses in the names of recent burglary victims, seven cellular phones, five wallets, and a Dell computer were discovered. Methamphetamine, needles, and a glass pipe were also found in the bedroom. Jewelry reportedly belonging to the victim was recovered in Hoyts vehicle during his arrest on Dec. 18, and items belonging to the victims of an auto theft in a Walmart parking lot that Hoyt had been charged with on that date were found in his home during the search. Bonds of $10,500 were set for Hoyt and Villagran. Hoyt had previously been arrested, on Dec. 18, on felony charges of grand theft, burglary to a conveyance and possession of a controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor charge of petit theft, in connection to a vehicle that had been burglarized in the Lecanto Walmart parking lot. Jeanette Villagran Rufus Hoyt Special to the ChronicleThe first Kings Bay manatee rescue of the season was performed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) staff and volunteers on Thursday morning at the King Spring sanctuary, located in front of the Crystal River Ale House. The emaciated manatee was first spotted at Three Sisters Springs by volunteer Stacy Dunn during the Refuge Day festival last Saturday. U.S. Geological Survey manatee biologists Dr. Robert Bonde was present at the event and was able to tag the manatee that afternoon. The next day, the manatee moved to the King Spring manatee sanctuary where he was rescued Thursday. The rescue was a success despite the challenges presented by the presence of a few hundred resting manatees in the sanctuary. FWC marine biologists Brandon Bassett along with Amber Howell came from St. Petersburg to assist the local manatee rescue squad. Bassett set the stage by appointing a swimmer, three hoop net handlers and several people to the manatee rescue boat. The swimmers encouraged the manatee to move to an isolated shallow area while the hoop net team waited to catch the manatee. As soon as the manatee was driven to shallow water, the team successfully hoop-netted the manatee head first, Bassett said. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the two agencies and the volunteers, we were able to rescue the manatee with minimal disturbance inside the sanctuary. The rescue boat transported the manatee to the Port Hotel and Marina boat ramp where the FWC rescue truck awaited. Then, the manatee was taken to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa where it is undergoing further evaluation by zoo veterinarian Dr. Ray Ball, who will determine what is causing the emaciation. Lowry Park Zoo health evaluation results should be released next week. Upon full recovery, the manatee will be released back into the wild at Three Sisters Springs, where it was originally found. Special to the ChronicleWildlife officials and volunteers rescue an emaciated manatee Thursday. It has been transported to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa for diagnosis and rehabilitation. COUNTING MANATEES Staff from the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge conducted an aerial survey of manatees on Wednesday. A total of 596 manatees were counted along the survey route, stretching from the Cross Florida Barge Canal, near Inglis, south to the Chassahowitzka River. Included along this route are the Crystal River, Kings Bay, the discharge canal of the Crystal River Power Plant, Salt River, and the Homosassa River, which includes the Blue Waters. Kings Bay 354 adults and 43 calves (397 total). Crystal River 2 adults. Salt River None. Discharge canal 11 adults. Cross Florida Barge Canal None. Homosassa River (Blue Waters) 167 adults and16 calves (183 total). Lower Homosassa River 2 adults and1 calf (3 total) In total: 536 adults and 60 calves. Emaciated manatee rescued at King Spring Energy assistance outreach event Special to the ChronicleCitrus County Housing Services will accept energy assistance applications on a walk-in basis for one day only at The Catholic Charities Community Outreach Center in Homosassa. Because of the demand for assistance, applications usually are accepted only by appointment. Low-income county residents may visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at 9020 W. Atlas Drive, Homosassa, FL 34448, to apply. All applicants must be checked in by 1 p.m. to be considered. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families with home heating and cooling costs. LIHEAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and has been established to help qualifying low-income homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating/cooling costs. LIHEAP is not designed to pay a households total energy costs, but to provide supplemental assistance. LIHEAP provides two types of assistance, crisis and regular. Households may apply for Crisis Assistance once a year and can receive up to $600 for a crisis. Households must be delinquent in paying their utility bill, received a shut-off notice, be without power or require a deposit in order to qualify for crisis. If the household has received this assistance in the past year, the applicant is not eligible for crisis. Households may also apply for Regular Assistance once a year for a current bill. The benefit range is $150 to $300 per household depending on family size and income. If the household has received this assistance in the past year, its occupants are not eligible for regular assistance. Eligibility for participation in LIHEAP is established according to the federal income guidelines and must be at or below 150 percent of poverty level. Maximum annual income for a household of one is $17,235, two persons is $23,635, three persons is $29,295 and four persons is $35,325. (Add $6,030 for each additional person in the household.) Applicants must bring the following items that apply to the household to be served: photo identification, their most recent power bill (current, past due or shut-off notice), EBT/SNAP card for applicant and proof of all household members gross income for at least the past month. Income documentation may include paystubs, 2013 Social Security benefits letter, child support award letter, unemployment award letter, TANF award letter or other income sources. Bank statements are not acceptable as proof of income. Applicants also will have to provide Social Security number card or official documentation for EVERY member of the household. Because of grant mandates, those who do not have the required documents will not be assisted. For more information, email heidi.blanchette@bocc.citrus.fl.us or call 352-527-7520.



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Associated PressVATICAN CITY The Vatican is enlisting more big-name consulting firms to advise it on structural and financial reforms, tapping McKinsey & Co. to help modernize its communications operations and KPMG to bring its accounting up to international standards. The decision was announced Thursday by the commission of inquiry into the Vaticans financial and organizational health created in July by Pope Francis as part of his plans to overhaul the antiquated and oftentimes dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy. Already, regulatory compliance firm Promontory Financial Group has installed two dozen people at the troubled Vatican bank to review its accounts and make sure they conform to international norms to fight money-laundering and terror financing. Promontory is also advising the Vaticans other main financial institution, APSA, which administers the Vaticans real estate. Meanwhile, the Vatican City State, which controls the money-making Vatican Museums and dutyfree department store, appointed consulting firm EY to check its books. Francis was elected pope on a mandate from cardinals to reform the Vatican bureaucracy and make it more responsive to the needs of the 21st Century Catholic Church. He has tapped eight key cardinals from around the globe to advise him, and appointed a handful of study commissions to offer expertise. The first main proposals are expected to be floated when the cardinals meet for a third time with Francis in January. The Vatican said McKinsey would be reviewing the Vaticans many communications operations and would make recommendations on how to make them more functional, efficient and modern. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the work should take about two or three months. The Holy See, which has long suffered from communications problems, has a host of official news outlets and media offices that helps get out its message out, but they all are run independently and report to different offices: Theres Lombardis spokesmans office, the official Vatican Radio, Vatican Television, Vatican publishing house and the Vatican newspaperL Osservatore Romano. In recent years, the Vatican has also developed a whole operation for new media, which includes its news.va web portal, which is run by its social communications department. The announcement of the new consultants was made ahead of Francis Christmas address on Saturday to the Vatican Curia, or administration, which will be watched for hints of the direction Francis might take the reform. The Vaticans financial and organizational problems, known to church insiders, were revealed publicly last year with the leaks of papal correspondence by then-Pope Benedict XVIs butler. The documents exposed turf battles, allegations of corruption in the awarding of Vatican contracts and enormous fiscal waste, including the 550,000 euros ($720,115) the Holy See spent in 2009 for its Christmas Nativity scene in St. Peters Square. (For the last two years, the creches have been donated). More recently, the Vatican was rocked by the arrest of its APSA accountant on charges he tried to smuggle 20 million euros into Italy from Switzerland. The accountant, who had several Vatican bank accounts, is also accused of money laundering in a separate case. He has said he was only trying to help friends.C4SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION First Presbyterian Stephen Ministry Congregation 000DJDT Hwy. 44 E @ Washington Ave., Inverness Sunday Services Traditional 8:00 AM 11:00 AM Casual Service 9:30 AM 5th Sunday of Any Month Combined 10am Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM Nursery Provided Fellowship & Youth Group Sunday Evening Web Site: www.fpcinv.org Podcast: fpcinv.com Church Office 637-0770 Pastor James Capps Beverly Hills Community Church 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Florida (352) 746-3620 Pastor Stewart R. Jamison III Email: bhcchurch@embarqmail.com Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Sunday Coffee/Conversation 8:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday, Monthly Where Christ is Proclaimed! 000DIW3 Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills 746-2144 (1 Block East of S.R. 491) Holy Days To Be Announced VIGIL MASSES: 4:00 P M & 6:00 P M ************ SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M & 10:30 A M ************* SPANISH MASS: 12:30 P M ************* CONFESSIONS: 2:30 P M to 3:15 P M Sat. or By Appointment ************* WEEKDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M www.ourladyofgracefl .catholicweb.com 000DJFB 000EPSH Sunday Bible Study 9:15 am Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Prayer 6 pm Youth 6-8 pm Uplift Prayer and Praise 7 pm First Baptist Church Of Beverly Hills 4950 N. 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SARAH CAMPBELL Senior Pastor of Inverness Sunday School 9:00 AM Adults 10:30 AM All Ages Sunday Worship 9:00 AM Contemporary 9:00 AM Vertical Kids 10:30 AM Traditional Wednesday Worship 6:00 PM Vertical Youth 000DJE6 Come To S T M ARGARET S E PISCOPAL C HURCH In Historic Downtown Inverness 1 Block N.W. Of City Hall 114 N. Osceola Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 726-3153 Services: Sun. Worship 8 & 10:30 A.M. Wednesday 12:30 P M Morning Prayer 9:00 A M MonFri Fr. Gene Reuman, Pastor Celebrating 120 years 000DJHC www.stmaggie.org Holy Communion Every Sunday at 7:45am & 10:00am The Rev. Thomas Beaverson F IRST L UTHERAN C HURCH 47 Years of Bringing Christ to Inverness Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 A M 726-1637 Missouri Synod www.1stlutheran.net 1900 W. Hwy. 44, Inverness 000DJDD Sunday Services: Traditional Service . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 AM Contemporary Service . 10:30 AM Wednesday Night: Adult Classes . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM Boys and Girls Brigade . . 7:00 PM Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM Rev. Larry Powers Senior Pastor I NVERNESS C HURCH OF G OD Welcome Home Located at 416 Hwy. 41 South in Inverness Just Past Burger King Church Office 726-4524 Also on Site Little Friends Daycare and Learning Center 000DJDV Dr. Ray Kelley Minister Sunday: 9:00 A M Sunday School 10:15 A M Worship Service Wednesday: 6:00 P M Bible Study First For Christ...John 1:41 F IRST C HRISTIAN C HURCH O F I NVERNESS 000dje1 We welcome you and invite you to worship with our family. 2018 Colonade St., Inverness 344-1908 www.fccinv.com Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000DJMO Vatican outsources more financial reform Associated PressPope Francis blesses the crowd Wednesday during his weekly general audience in St. Peters Square at the Vatican.



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High school wrestling/ B2 NFL/B2, B6 Scoreboard/B3 High school sports/ B3, B6 TV, lottery/B3 NBA, NHL/ B4 College basketball/ B4 College football/B5 The Associated Press picks the winner for all 35 college football bowl games./B5 SPORTSSection BSATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE 000GTQK Citrus girls hoops trounces Lecanto 51-16 Weaver scores 18 for Canes while playing with a heavy heartC.J. RISAK CorrespondentINVERNESS Its never easy playing against a county and district rival, something Citrus girls basketball team learned Friday night when it hosted Lecanto. But this instance was encumbered with more tragic diversions. On Wednesday, the family of Kiersten Weaver, a starting guard for the Hurricanes, was told that the husband of Kierstens sister was killed in Afghanistan. Then it was learned starting guard/forward Shenelle Toxen would miss Fridays game due to the death of a grandparent. If nothing else, the end result demonstrated the Hurricanes ability to deal with adversity, as they remained unbeaten in 5A-6 play with a 51-16 victory. Citrus improved to 12-1 overall, 4-0 in the district; Lecanto slipped to 1-12, 0-4 in 5A-6. Everybody played with heavy hearts, Citrus coach Dave Hamilton said. It may have taken a few minutes to get in gear for the Hurricanes they led just 4-3 when Treleasha Simmons stepped to the free-throw line with 2:25 left in the first quarter but once they found it, they kept up the pressure. All things considered, perhaps the biggest surprise was supplied by Weaver, who insisted on playing despite the tragedy. Weaver was able to channel that emotion into perhaps the best performance of her prep career thus far, pouring in a game-high 18 points, including three 3-pointers. She has been very strong through this, Hamilton said of his junior guard. She played all 32 minutes I made that decision before the game, that she would play the whole game. Shally Morales contributed 11 points and Micah Jenkins netted nine for Citrus. Top scorers for Lecanto were Dedra Magee and Ally Thomasson with four points each. Again, the Hurricanes defense turned this game into a rout. Simmons made both her free throws at the 2:25 mark of the opening quarter, triggering a 10-2 closing run for Citrus and making it 14-5 heading into the second. During that stretch the Canes forced six turnovers; Lecanto had 14 in the first and 30 by halftime. Citrus guard Kiersten Weaver led the Hurricanes with a game-high 18 points in the teams 51-16 victory over Lecanto on Friday night in Inverness.MATT PFIFFNER /Chronicle file See TROUNCE/ Page B3 Tigers devour Pirates CR boys hoops drop 64-31 game to DunnellonJON-MICHAELSORACCHI Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER The Crystal River boys basketball team got a first-hand look at Dunnellon on Friday night in their home gym, and the Pirates were able to surmise very quickly that the Tigers are as good as advertised. Dunnellon led 19-9 after the first quarter and never looked back during a 64-31 victory in District 5A-6 play over Crystal River. We had scouting on them and they were as good as advertised, Crystal River coach Steve Feldman said of Dunnellon. We knew No. 22 (Desmond Frazier) was a shooter and I dont think we did a good job finding him at times. Andre Hairston led all players with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers, who are 10-3 overall and 3-0 in district. Dunnellons Javonte Johnson netted 14, while teammate Frazier had 11 points and five assists as the catalyst for his squads offensive output. The more unselfish we are, the more the ball moves, the better we are offensively, Dunnellon head coach Travis Licht said. I thought overall, it was a good effort. Ty Reynolds and Hunter Roessler paced Crystal River with eight points each. The Pirates were partially done in by their own inability to put the ball in the basket. As a team, Crystal River shot 12 of 45 from the field and also went 3 of 12 at the free throw line. Meanwhile, Dunnellon connected on 50 percent (26 of 52) on shots from the floor. Darion Baker came off the bench to shoot 5 for 5, which included a See PIRATES/ Page B3 Got their number MATT PFIFFNER /ChronicleCitrus junior forward Desmond Franklin heads downcourt after a steal, while Lecantos Steven Elliott trails the play Friday night at Lecanto High School. The Hurricanes completed a season sweep of the Panthers with a 53-48 triumph. Citrus boys basketball team nips Lecanto 53-48, completes season sweep SEANARNOLD CorrespondentLECANTO Its no secret that Devin Pryor and Desmond Franklin are difference-makers on offense. But against rival Lecanto on Friday, they showed they have just as much to offer on defense. The pair helped stymie the Panther offense with eight combined steals, and Franklin added three blocks in a 53-48 Citrus victory in the LHS gym Friday, securing the Hurricanes a regular-season county championship in boys basketball and retaining their chance for a top seed in District 5A-6. The Canes (9-1, 3-1 in 5A-6) never trailed in the game after senior Javian Clark nailed a 3 for an 18-16 CHS advantage very early in the second quarter. But the margin never became comfortable for Citrus until it went ahead 50-39 with 1:18 remaining. After which, the Panthers (6-4, 1-3) knocked down three shots from beyond the arc including a buzzer-beater by senior Thomas Vilardi (10 points) while forced to commit fouls on defense as the Canes chose to protect their lead by forgoing shots and successfully playing keep away. In the second quarter, Citrus registered six points off three steals and took a See NUMBER/ Page B5



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X-Lg + wide seat and brakes V.G Cond. $100 call btwn 1pm & 7pm (352)527-4942 NEW IN BOX ACOUSTIC GUITAR SMALLBODY,GROVER TUNERSBEAUTY$50 352-601-6625 NEW FOLK/PARLOR SIZEACOUSTIC GUITAR W/GIGBAG & GROVER TUNERS $65 352-601-6625 CLAVINOVA Yamaha, like new $550 (352) 746-3663 Hammond Chord Organ good condition $200. obo (352) 489-4813 HO,HO,HO, NEW ACOUSTIC GUITAR & STARTER PACK W/EVERYTHING!! $50 352-601-6625 KUSTOM LEAD AMP 12 SPEAKER RE VERB&DISTORTION GREATSOUND! $50 352-601-6625 J B LCENTER SPEAKER-100 watts h-6 1/2 w-18 1/2 d-5 5/8$25.00more info call-352-527-9982 King Size Comforter Set, Peach w/ flowers with all accessories, inlcuded drapes, pillow shams, & more $35. (352) 465-1262 Kissing Dolls $40 M & M Collectibles $15 each (352) 746-9896 LARGE BIRD CAGE Bird cage suitable for a parrot, the cage is on wheels and is 60 inches high,.The cage itself is 37 inches high, 30 inches wide and 19 inches wide. $175.00 352-419-8850 Large indoor animated reindeer 26x34, $30 352-628-4447 MC HELMETNEW LADYRider Rodia, Medium, NeverWorn $45 352-270-3527 Nordictrack, C2000, Treadmill, heavy duty fold up $275. Yamaha Organ, X100 w/ stand $60 Great for Xmas (352) 726-3421 POOL TABLE 7 ft table, like new, with extra accessories $150. You pick up. Call Steve (352) 598-4454 ROCKWELLSCOUTING--50 first day covers-matching gov. stamps-$100.00 352-527-9982 RUGAFGANI 8X5 100% WOOL2THICK Reversible. Beige, Geo Design $100 352-270-3527 SMALLELECTRIC SMOKER LITTLE CHIEF, works great for fish or jerkey, only $60 352-464-0316 Submersible Pump 3 wire $75. Guaranteed will demonstrate 352-726-7485 SUNBEAM MIXMASTER 12 speed w/two sets of beaters Works Great $25.00 OBO 352.249.9164 XMAS 24 inch animated indoor Mrs. Claus $20 352-628-4447 XMAS ITEM animated musical santa indoor, 28 inch $20 352-628-4447 4 PRONGED CANE, dont wait to FALL DOWN before you need one. $15 352-464-0316 4 WHEELED WALKER w/ seat & brakes. Only $75 352-464-0316 4TOILETSEAT RISER. MAKES ITEASIERTO GETUP. ONLY$20 352-464-0316 Bariatric Power Wheelchair Quickie Rhapsody weight limit 300lbs never used, $750. firm (352) 637-4539 lv msg BEDSIDE COMMODE &ALUMINUM WALKER both have adjustable legs only $40 for both 352-464-0316 CHILDS MANUAL WHEELCHAIR, GOOD SHAPE,YELLOW W/ FOOTRESTS. ONLY $85 352-464-0316 HOSPITALBED FOR SALE $135.00 (352) 419-7862 Jazzy Electric Wheel Chair, Model 1170XL Like new, $700. make offer (352) 621-5340 CRYSTAL RIVERSaturday Only Lots of Kids Stuff, More 11124 W Thoreau Pl. INVERNESSSat. 21TH 8am-Until Mult Family Sale Lots of good Christmas gifts South Apopka to Hudson to 607 Lasalle Ave. Lk PanasoffkeeFri. Sat. Dec 20th, 21st 7am to ? MOVING SALE! ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD 2391 CR 401 2 PAIR OF ROCKY BOOTS womens 6.5 mens 11 $100 for both. 352-726-9964 COAT Red Wool 3 qtr length coat; Made in USA size 20-22 $50; Wool rug 4x5 ft $50 (352) 746-9896 GALLERYWOMENS JACKET Reversible, size S, hardly used, cheetah pattern, $30 (352)465-1616 LEVIS JEANS FOR BOYS Good condition, size 12 regular, $10 (352)465-1616 PGH STEELER JACKETNFLWinter removable hood, med. like new cond $25. Dunnellon 465-8495 (4) 15 X 7 CHROME RIMS 5x5.5/139.7mm caps & lug nuts $100 tommyb@tampabay.rr. com for pics or info 2 Driveway Cleaners, Whirlybird 20 Brand New $200. each 352-302-8265 5 GI -JOES WITH STORAGE CASE SOME CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES $30. 464-0316 67 pc. Tienshan China Poinsettia & Ribbons collection, beautiful! great condition! $100. set of lamps, $100. (352) 795-7254 2TON 12V Portable winch with 12v battery. $80 513-4614 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 Beanie Baby Collection 125 pcs, $400. for all call for details (352) 895-0140 BICYCLE BASKETBY BELLWhite Wire 15x10x9 (New$30) $10 352-270-3527 BLACK DECKER HEDGER 22 Blade $20 18V Battery 20 352-270-3527 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 FOUR 2 DRAWER METALFILE CABINETS. Good condition. $50 for all. 527-1239 FRAMED DISNEY PRINT-cert.#838 of 2000 size 18 by 24-$100.00352-527-9982 GAS GENERATOR Power stroke, 6200 starting watts, 5000 running watts, Never Used $500 623-760-7684 Crystal River Gold Christmas Tree Orniments all different images, Some move $10 each (352) 746-9896 Hand Made Crocheted Blanket w/ pillow, teal color background $150. 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Domestic battery arrest Paul Fry Jr., 54, of Crystal River, at 9:37p.m. Dec.20 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond.Other arrests Lena Kish, 36, of West Wild Indigo Lane, Dunnellon, at 2:19p.m. Dec.19 on an active warrant for uttering forged bills or checks, and an active Marion County warrant for obtaining property by means of a worthless check. According to her arrest affidavit, Kish turned herself in to the Citrus County Sherriffs Office. Bond $1,150. Randall Renes Jr., 24, of West Green Acres Street, Homosassa, at 8:28p.m. Dec.19 on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. According to his arrest affidavit, Renes is accused of damaging a PVC pipe on his neighbors well. Bond $250. RowdyBoase, 24, of South Evergreen Avenue, Homosassa, at 12:20a.m. Dec.20 on an active Polk County warrant for felony trafficking in stolen property, grand theft auto, and false verification of ownership, along with two counts of failure to appear. Boase was already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility at the time of his arrest. Bond $16,000. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeBurglaries A vehicle burglary was reported at 10:55a.m. Wednesday, Dec.18, in the 9300 block of N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Dunnellon. A residential burglary was reported at 1:34p.m. Thursday, Dec.19, in the 2700 block of S. Briarwood Terrace, Homosassa. A vehicle burglary was reported at 2:28p.m. Dec.19 in the 1200 block of W. Main St., Inverness.Thefts A grand theft was reported at 10:44a.m. Wednesday, Dec.18, in the area of W. Penn Drive and W. Kimberly Court, Crystal River. A petit theft was reported at 1:55p.m. Dec.18 in the 6600 block of N. Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando. A grand theft was reported at 3:15p.m. Dec.18 in the 1600 block of N. U.S. 41, Inverness. A petit theft was reported at 5:08p.m. Dec.18 in the 2700 block of E. Mercury St., Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 5:21a.m. Thursday, Dec.19, in the 4200 block of W. Meadow St., Homosassa. An auto theft was reported at 5:41a.m. Dec.19 in the 6200 block of W. Finken Court, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 5:21a.m. Thursday, Dec.19, in the 4200 block of W. Meadow St., Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 5:41a.m. Dec.19 in the 6200 block of W. Finken Court, Homosassa. A petit theft was reported at 8:38a.m. Dec.19 in the 4200 block of N. Candlewood Drive, Beverly Hills. A petit theft was reported at 11:19a.m. Dec.19 in the 5500 block of S. Shalimar Point, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 11:38a.m. Dec.19 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 4:54p.m. Dec.19 in the 9200 block of N. Agatha Drive, Dunnellon.Vandalisms A vandalism was reported at 9:03a.m. Thursday, Dec.19, at Daniel Street, Beverly Hills. A vandalism was reported at 10:51 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 2600 block of W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. CHRISVANORMER Staff writerINVERNESS A lingering project to catch storm runoff in Homosassa to divert it from the Homosassa River got its launch Tuesday. By a unanimous vote, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners agreed to approve and authorize staff to seek a contractor to do the design and permitting portion of the Homosassa Southfork Water Quality Improvement Project at a cost of $250,000. This is a project we have been working on since said County Administrator Brad Thorpe. It was given up for dead and then it was brought back to life. Now its really got life. Its beginning to breathe. Thorpe said the project would take care of a vitally important springshed in the Homosassa River. Initially, the project was proposed to capture surface water runoff from U.S. 19 before it discharged into Pepper Creek, which flows into the Homosassa River. Other agencies became involved: the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environment Protection and the Florida Department of Transportation. A water quality fund would kick off the project. Were going to get this from the last of the water quality money, Thorpe said. This zeros this budget out. Were hoping to get the project paid for 100 percent construction from other agencies. Commission Chairman John JJ Kenney clarified that the area was property formerly known as the Fishnet Motel off Halls River Road and the project would include the extension of West Homosassa Trail through two shopping plazas to connect to Halls River Road. Thorpe agreed. It expands the amount of water treatment before it goes into the little creek that runs into the river, Thorpe said. Right now, all that water is not being treated. It goes directly into the river, an Outstanding Florida Waterway. And, hopefully, with all these agencies working together, we can put this project together and do the right thing for this Outstanding Waterway. Responding to a question from Commissioner Scott Adams, Thorpe said he believed the Fishnet Motel had been purchased with FDEP funds. Commissioner Dennis Damato confirmed that this was a longstanding project. This was an old project when I came here and Im here 10 years, Damato said. Brads right, we got excuses. One of them was, We dont have the maps. We got the GIS map system. That helped us. Another benefit of the project would be getting two routes in and out of Old Homosassa, Damato said, which would be vital in a major storm event. In other business: Commissioners agreed to the use of the uniform method for the levy, collection and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments for Crystal River Wastewater Special Assessment District 114. Commissioners also agreed to use the same method for the proposed Citrus Springs Waterline Extensions 2014 Special Assessment District. Adams questioned an agreement listed on the consent agenda between the county and Environmental PR Group for two years of service at $24,000 per year. The Tourism Development Council repeated the bid process for the vendor after its selection process was questioned. Acting County Attorney Kerry Parsons assured the board that the selection was legal and appropriate. Commissioner Rebecca Bays moved approval for the board to ratify the TDCs choice. Only Adams voted against it.Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer@chronicle online.com.A2SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL 000GXG9 4581 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 (352) 726-5845 Its Hard To Stop A Trane License # CAC042673 Life is about being comfortable. HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. Celebration of Lights 000GW W 5 Suggested Donations: $3.00 for adults; $1.00 for children ages 6-12; children 5 and under are free. Transportation by tram provided from US 19 Visitor Center Sat., Dec. 21 Visit Santa And Mrs. Claus With performances by Sophie Robitaille, sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals Dec. 19 through Dec. 24 & Dec. 26, 2013 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Inc. Sebastians Winter Wonderland Synchronized Light and Sound Show in the Garden of the Springs presented by Sebastian Hawes and hosted by Joe Dube Refreshments at the Miss-L-Toe Cafe 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS The Savings Are Yours Because The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! 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 000GSMO Alistair Co, MD Alex Villacastin, MD Catherine Sembrano-Navarro, MD Maria Villacastin, ARNP Shiela Villacastin, ARNP Alexander Villacastin, ARNP Lawrence Stawkowski PA 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y 000gu6i Inverness 3733 E Gulf to Lake Hwy 341-5520 Homosassa 7991 S Suncoast Blvd 382-8282 Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 Springshed project springs to life For theRECORD ON THE NET For more information about arrests made by the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, go to www.sheriff citrus.org and click on the Public Information link, then on Arrest Reports. 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Associated PressNEW YORK Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours. Kohls for the first time is staying open for essentially five days straight, from 6a.m. Friday through 6p.m. on Christmas Eve. Macys and Kmart are opening some of their stores for more than 100 hours in a row from Friday through Christmas Eve. And Toys R Us is staying open for 87 hours straight starting on Saturday, which is typically the second biggest shopping day of the year. The expanded hours in the final days before Christmas are reminiscent of how some retailers typically begin the season on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday. The strategy comes as stores try to recoup lost sales during a season thats been hobbled by a number of factors. Despite a recovering economy, many Americans have been struggling with stagnant wages and other issues. On top of that, the time period between the official holiday shopping kickoff on Black Friday and the end of the season is six days shorter than a year ago. That has given Americans less time to shop. Sales at U.S. stores rose 2percent to $176.7billion from Nov.1 through last Sunday, according to ShopperTrak. Thats a slower pace than the 2.4percent increase the Chicago store data tracker expects for the entire twomonth season. The disappointing growth pace has put more pressure on retailers to get people into stores in the final days before Christmas. A lot is at stake because they can make up to 40 percent of their revenue in November and December. Its make or break for the retailers, said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of Americas Research Group, a consumer research company. They have to make up for lost ground. Retailers hope the expanded hours will make last-minute shopping easier for Americans like Peter Sallese, who have either stayed out of stores so far because of money problems, inclement weather or other issues. The financial executive from New York City said hes usually finished with shopping by mid-December, but with the shortened season, he fell behind. Basically, when I came back from Thanksgiving, there was no time, Sallese said. Add in the snow and the freezing weather, and you didnt feel like shopping. This isnt the first year retailers have used marathon hours to lure shoppers. Toys R Us will open from 6a.m. Saturday to 9p.m. on Christmas Eve the fourth year its had marathon hours at the end of the season. And this is the third year Kmart has offered round-the-clock hours: The discounter will open a little more than one tenth of its 1,100 stores from 6a.m. Friday until 10p.m. on Christmas Eve. Macys began testing its 24-hour strategy in 2006, but it has made tweaks this year. Most Macys locations were open for 48 hours straight during the final two days before Christmas last year. But this year, 37 of Macys 800 stores will be open for 107 hours from 7a.m. Friday to 6p.m. on Christmas Eve. The rest of Macys locations will be open between 7a.m. and 2a.m., Friday through Monday. And on Christmas Eve, most Macys stores will be open from 7a.m. to 6p.m. Our customers love the option to shop late night, overnight and/or first thing in the morning, said Macys spokeswoman Elina Kazan.BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 A9 Money&MarketsAclick of the wrist gets you more at www.chronicleonline.com 1,520 1,600 1,680 1,760 1,840 JD JASON 1,760 1,800 1,840 S&P 500Close: 1,818.32 Change: 8.72 (0.5%) 10 DAYS 14,400 14,800 15,200 15,600 16,000 16,400 JD JASON 15,680 16,000 16,320 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 16,221.14 Change: 42.06 (0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced2358 Declined763 New Highs285 New Lows41 Vol. (in mil.)4,836 Pvs. Volume3,428 3,000 1,764 1903 719 266 27 NYSE NASD DOW 16287.8416178.5716221.14+42.06+0.26%+23.79% DOW Trans.7290.527208.647282.26+75.80+1.05%+37.23% DOW Util.490.81483.72488.34+4.60+0.95%+7.78% NYSE Comp.10216.8710160.7310196.07+44.54+0.44%+20.76% NASDAQ4111.934064.734104.74+46.60+1.15%+35.94% S&P5001823.751810.251818.32+8.72+0.48%+27.49% S&P4001319.601304.691318.85+14.51+1.11%+29.24% Wilshire 500019410.7619245.9219370.19+134.08+0.70%+29.18% Russell 20001147.121127.281145.95+20.49+1.82%+34.92% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative issue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yie ld not shown. r Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t Paid in stock, approximate cash value on ex-distribution date. PE Footnotes: q Stock is a closed-end fund no P/E ratio shown. cc P/E exceeds 99. dd Loss in last 12 months. There is no end in sight to the troubles of the Canadian smartphone maker, which reported a massive, $4.4 billion loss. Profits jumped 12 percent for the used-car dealership chain, but that was still less than investors had expected. The Linux technology company hit a new high for the year after posting a 49 percent surge in profit during its third quarter. The cruise operator closed out a tough year of high-profile, high seas mishaps with a surprisingly strong fourth-quarter profit. Shares of the athleticwear company were extremely volatile after it topped profit expectations but fell short on revenue. Stocks ended higher Friday, propelled by a report showing the economy expanded in the third quarter at the fastest pace since late 2011. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poors 500 index each advanced further into record territory. 65 70 75 $80 SD ON NikeNKE Close: $77.34 -0.92 or -1.2% $50.58$80.26 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 10.2m (2.6x avg.) $55.03 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 26.5 1.2% 30 35 $40 SD ON CarnivalCCL Close: $38.85 0.80 or 2.1% $31.44$39.62 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 11.5m (2.2x avg.) $23.01 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 34.7 2.6% 40 50 $60 SD ON Red HatRHT Close: $56.10 7.10 or 14.5% $41.89$58.71 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 15.2m (6.1x avg.) $10.63 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 68.4 ... 45 50 $55 SD ON CarMaxKMX Close: $48.08 -4.97 or -9.4% $36.41$53.08 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 8.3m (5.9x avg.) $10.74 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 22.6 ... 4 6 8 $10 SD ON BlackBerryBBRY Close: $7.22 0.97 or 15.5% $5.44$18.32 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 138.4m (6.3x avg.) $3.79 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 1.3 ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.89 percent Friday. Yields affect rates on mortgages and other 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.060.06....05 6-month T-bill.080.08....10 52-wk T-bill.130.13....14 2-year T-note.380.37+0.01.27 5-year T-note1.681.64+0.04.78 10-year T-note2.892.93-0.041.80 30-year T-bond3.823.91-0.092.98 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.633.70-0.072.57 Bond Buyer Muni Idx5.135.13...4.11 Barclays USAggregate2.442.41+0.031.78 Barclays US High Yield5.695.71-0.026.06 Moodys AAACorp Idx4.574.63-0.063.74 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.831.81+0.021.02 Barclays US Corp3.233.20+0.032.74 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities Oil prices rose after the U.S. government said the economy grew at a betterthan-expected rate in the third quarter. Metals were mostly higher, led by platinum. 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Interestrates Are Gophers turning your yard into a Mound Field? WE CAN CONTROL GOPHERS GUARANTEED! Call The Gopher Patrol to find out how. 352-279-9444 Complimentary Inspections 000GYIK Stocks rise Associated PressNEW YORK An unexpectedly strong report on U.S. economic growth pushed stocks higher Friday, capping off Wall Streets best week in three months. The report, which showed the U.S. economy grew at a healthy 4.1percent annual pace between July and September, is the latest positive piece of economic data investors have gotten in recent weeks. Its a fantastic signal that were getting robust growth and it looks like it might be accelerating, said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer for BMO Private Bank in Chicago, which oversees $66 billion. On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial average rose 42.06points, or 0.3percent, to 16,221.14. The index ended the week up 3percent, its biggest gain since the week of Sept.13. The Standard & Poors 500 index rose 8.71points, or 0.5percent, to 1,818.31 and the Nasdaq composite added 46.61points, or 1.2percent, to 4,104.74. Both indexes ended the week up roughly 2.5percent. In a sign that investors have a strong appetite for risk, the Russell 2000 index, an index made up mostly of smaller, highgrowth companies, closed up nearly 2percent Friday to 1,146.47. The bulk of this weeks gains came Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve announced it was going to pull back on its economic stimulus program. The Fed said it would reduce its bond-buying program to $75 billion a month from $85 billion a month. Investors cheered the surprise decision, sending the Dow up nearly 300points Wednesday. They had to get out of the way, said Quincy Krosby, market strategist with Prudential Financial. The more the market obsessed about when the Fed was going to pull back, the more the market couldnt focus on anything else, like the improving economy. Fridays gross domestic product estimate was the latest report to show unexpected strength in the U.S. economy. The 4.1percent annualized growth rate is the fastest since 2011. More importantly, most of the increase came from consumer spending, a key part of the U.S. economy. Stores open for 100 hours to attract more shoppers Associated PressTwo shoppers are reflected on the glass window of a PacSun store Nov.28 at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles. Some retailers, disappointed by sales so far during the holiday shopping season, are staying open for up to 81 hours straight, starting the weekend before Christmas. Its make or break for the retailers. They have to make up for lost ground. C. Britt Beenerchairman, Americas Research Group.



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The Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on U.S. 41 in Dunnellon play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Horseshoes are provided to anyone needing them along with instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance. Women, children and persons who have never pitched horseshoes before are invited to attend and share in the fun and fellowship. Call 352489-5954. A Christian Bible-based spiritual recovery group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Living Water Ministry Complex, 1 Beverly Hills Blvd., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. All Citrus County musicians are invited to join in the community jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Hilton Hall at Floral City United Methodist Church. Bring your instruments/voices and join in the fun. Call 352-344-1771. The Saturday night Gospel Jubilee takes place the last Saturday night monthly at First Church of God 5510 Jasmine Lane, Inverness. Everyone is invited to come to enjoy or come and participate. Prepare a number, bring your instrument if you have one and join in this fullfilled evening. Great music, fun, food, fellowship and never a charge. Call 352-344-3700. Helping Hands Thrift Store, a ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 604 U.S. 41 S. Proceeds fund the food pantry. The store accepts donations of household items, clothing and small appliances. Call 352-726-1707.Study & support The Genesis Project, an in-depth analysis and discussion of the text of Genesis, is conducted from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Congregation Beth Sholom, 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. A class on the Hebrew alphabet is also offered from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays. Both classes are taught by Hazzan Mordecai Kamlot. Call 352-643-0995. St. Pauls Lutheran Church, at 6150 N. Lecanto Highway in Beverly Hills, continues its weekly Bible Information Class conducted by the Rev. Mark Gabb for anyone in the community at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays in the fellowship room. Call 352489-3027. The public is welcome to Zen meditation sessions at 2:45 p.m. Sundays at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto (off County Road 491). Call 352464-4955. The ladies of Lecanto Church of Christ meet for Bible study at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly. Bible study is followed by a luncheon. Studies have included such subjects as prayer, love and patience. All ladies are invited to attend and enjoy Christian fellowship. All widows in the community are invited to join the Widows Ministry Group from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness. God isnt finished with us yet! Call Darla at 352-270-8115. Ladies, come to The Well for refreshment and prophetic prayer ministry at 7 p.m. the first Friday monthly at FresHope Ministries, 2991 E. Thomas St., Inverness. If you are hurting, need to hear a word from God, and/or spiritual growth and strength, then this is the night just for you. Come comfortable and come expecting to receive. You will not leave the same way you came in. Call 352-341-4011 or visit www.freshopeministries. com. and Celtic Woman. The song Ill be Home for Christmas has been recorded by Bing Crosby and Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood and Michael Buble, Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Its the longing of the heart to be home. The good news is: Jesus himself is our home, our home for Christmas and beyond, and not merely something thats only in our dreams. P .S.: I heard from Gator several months ago. He called to say he wasnt homeless any longer.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com. RELIGIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 C5 We need your informationAs our community grows, it becomes even more important that we know how to keep in touch with each other. The Chronicles annual publication of Our Home Citrus is the best and most complete resource for all those important organizations, clubs, hobby groups, and other ways we make friends, share pastimes and help each other out. If you would like your group to be listed in this publication please fill out the following form and mail or deliver by Citrus County Chronicle Attention: Our Home Citrus 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 NAME OF ORGANIZATION: (must be non-profit) ORGANIZATION WEB PAGE: MEETING PLACE: Specific building designation (Elks Lodge, Resource Center, Town Restaurant, etc.) Street address: City: MEETING TIME: MEETING DATE: Day of the week (every Monday, third Monday of the week) CONTACT: Name: Phone number: Email address: Please check the category which best describes your organization only one category, please: Animals Arts & Crafts Civic Computers Cultural and Heritage Education and Youth Food Programs Fraternal Gardening Hobbies Political Recreation Groups Seniors Service Clubs Special Interest Support Groups Vehicles Weight Control Womens Clubs SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSEPISCOPAL CHURCH 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (CR 486) Lecanto, Florida(4/10 mile east of CR 491)352-527-0052000GXYM Come Celebrate ChristmasWith UsChristmas ServicesCHRISTMAS EVE 10:30 PMFestival Holy EucharistCHRISTMAS DAY 9:00 AMHoly Eucharist with CarolsHAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS FROM THE CHURCH ON THE HILL Homosassa First United Methodist Church 8831 W. Bradshaw St. Homosassa, FL 34448 Christmas Eve Services Tuesday, December 24th Candlelight Service 5:00 pm Candlelight Communion Service 7:00 pm Everyone Becoming a Disciple of Christ Rev. Kip Younger, Senior Pastor Learn More: 352-628-4083 www.1umc.org 000GYIL Last month, in a public challenge to church rules, a retired Methodist bishop officiated at a wedding for two men in Alabama. Board members of the churchs Eastern Pennsylvania Conference declined to comment after meeting privately with Schaefer on Thursday at their offices in Norristown, outside Philadelphia. But spokesman John Coleman said Schaefer left officials no choice after defying the order of a religious jury to resign. When asked to surrender his credentials as required by the verdict, he refused to do so, Coleman said. Therefore, because of his decision, the board was compelled by the jurys decision to deem his credentials surrendered. Schaefer has led a congregation in the town of Lebanon for more than a decade. Earlier this year, a church member filed a complaint over Schaefer performing the 2007 wedding of his gay son in Massachusetts, where same-sex unions are legal. Last month, a church jury suspended Schaefer for 30 days and said he should use the time to decide whether he could uphold the churchs Book of Discipline. If he decided he could not, he was told to resign from the clergy by Thursday. Schaefer said he told officials Thursday morning that he could not follow a book that he feels is contradictory and biased against gays. He refused to voluntarily surrender his credentials when asked by the board president. To which she said, Well, were taking them. And that was the end of it, Schaefer said. Schaefer, making his remarks at a gay-friendly, or reconciling, Methodist church in Philadelphia, had held out hope as late as Thursday morning that officials would have a change of heart. I said to myself, You know, I just cant see them taking my credentials. I mean, what I did was an act of love for my son. And they did anyhow, he said. The closely watched church decision came down the same day as a flurry of other news demonstrating the societal split on gays and lesbians:New Mexicos highest court declared it unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. It joins 16 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage either through legislation, court rulings or public votes.Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out as gay two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.Key supporters came to the defense of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who was suspended Wednesday from the A&E reality series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays. GRACEContinued from Page C1 ISSUEContinued from Page C1 NOTESContinued from Page C3 MINNEAPOLIS The head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is stepping aside from public ministry after an allegation that he touched an underage male. Archbishop John Nienstedt denies the allegations, but is removing himself from ministry pending an investigation. The archdiocese says the incident allegedly occurred in 2009 after a confirmation ceremony. Nienstedt is accused of inappropriately touching an underage male on the buttocks during a group photography session. The archdiocese learned of the allegation last week and instructed the person who brought it forward to go to police. In a letter posted Tuesday on the archdiocese website, Nienstedt says the allegation is absolutely and entirely false. He says he hopes the investigation will be thorough and quick so he can return to work. OAKLAND, Calif. Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his radio ministry and thousands of billboards to predict the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his doomsdays came and went, has died at age 92. Family Radio Network marketing manager Nina Romero said Camping died at his home on Sunday. Campings most widely spread prediction was that believers would be taken up to heaven on May 21, 2011. His ministry spent millions of dollars some of it from donations made by followers who quit their jobs and sold all their possessions to spread the word. When the Rapture failed to materialize, the preacher revised his prophecy, saying he had been off by five months. But when the world didnt end in October 2011, Camping acknowledged he had been wrong and posted a letter on his ministrys site telling his followers he had no evidence the end would come anytime soon, and wasnt interested in considering future dates. WASHINGTON Some Catholic educators are protesting Catholic University of Americas recent acceptance of a $1 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation, which is affiliated with the libertarian Koch brothers.The Washington Postreported 50 educators signed the protest letter made public Monday. Signers included the Rev. Stephen Privett, president of the University of San Francisco; Susan Ross, chair of Loyola University Chicagos theology department; and Catholic University theology professor William Barbieri Jr. The letter said the Koch gift could suggest that what it calls the Koch brothers anti-government, Tea Party ideology has the blessing of Catholic University. The letter said the Koch brothers advocacy contradicts the churchs traditional social justice teachings. The university in a letter defended the gift Monday that will support the school of business and economics, saying there were no strings attached. VATICAN CITY Four homeless people have helped Pope Francis celebrate his 77th birthday at the Vatican. They live in the street nearby and were invited to attend the morning Mass which Francis celebrates daily at the Vatican hotel where he lives. One of the men held his dog as he was presented to Francis after Mass. The Vatican said Francis invited his household help to join him in a family-like atmosphere, and he spoke of them one by one during his homily. After Mass, they all ate breakfast with Francis at the hotel. ReligionBRIEFS Archbishop denies touching minor Doomsday minister Camping dead at 92 Educators protest Koch gift to university Pope shares breakfast with homeless From wire reports



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MICHELE ROSERealtorSimply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515 SANDI HARTRealtorListing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it!352-476-9649sandra.hart@ era.com ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 Phyllis StricklandRealtorNEED LISTINGSSold All Of Mine Market is good Call me for Fr ee CMA I also have some Owner Financing Available for buyers Phyllis Strickland TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 352-613-3503-cell 352-419-6880-Office BETTY J. POWELLRealtorYour Success is my goal.. Making Friends along the way is my reward !BUYING OR SELLING CALL ME 352-422-6417bjpowell@ netscape.com ERA American Realty & Investments I NEED HOMES TO SELLDEB INFANTINERealtor(352) 302-8046 Real Estate!... its what I do. ERAAmerican RealtyPhone: 352-726-5855 Cell: 352-302-8046 Fax: 352-726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com Duval Island Very nice clean, furn. starter or retire home. 2/3 BR, 1 BA, Utility room w/ shower. No flood zone. 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Submit information at least two weeks before the e vent. Multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle of fices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an e vent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Celebrate new year with Beverly Hills postCome and enjoy New Years Eve Tuesday, Dec. 31, at VFW Post 10087 in Beverly Hills. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes a prime rib dinner, a band, dancing, party favors and champagne toast. Cash bar available. Tickets are on sale until Wednesday. There will be no late sales. For information, call 352464-7440.All invited to come dance at Moose LodgeCrystal River Moose Lodge 2013 has dances from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the lodge, 1855 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. All-you-can-eat spaghetti is served. For more information, call the lodge at 352-795-7030.Celebrate 2014 at IR-RU clubCelebrate 2014 at the IR-RU on Tuesday, Dec. 31. A buffet dinner catered by Rustic Ranch will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. The menu will include chicken marsala, roast beef, parmesan roasted potatoes, country green beans, roll and butter. Cost of $35 per person (members/guests) in advance includes dinner, open bar at 8 p.m., party favors and champagne at midnight. Music will be provided by Jimmy Sparks from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Only 100 seats are available. See April or TJ for the seating chart. The IR-RU is at 922 U.S. 41 South, Inverness. For more information, call 352-637-5118.Come spend day with Floral City CraftersAre you interested in learning or teaching new crafts or working on old ones? Come join Floral City Crafters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday in the Floral City Community Hall beside the library and across from Shamrocks on Orange Avenue. Parking is available behind the building. For questions call Christine at 352-476-3483.Harmonica Club jams Tuesday evenings The Citrus County Harmonica Club jams from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Heads & Tails Lounge, 1.5 miles south of Floral City on U.S. 41. Beginners are welcome. Harmonicas are available for $5. A free group lesson incorporating the Harmonica Exercise for Lung Program will be offered. For information, call Bruce at 202-669-1797. COMMUNITYPage C6SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE A Humane SocietyCENTRAL FLA. Chase Special to the ChronicleChase is a brown tabby with dazzling white socks and a gentle, sweet and cuddly personality. He is well-socialized and looking for his very own home. There are also many more varieties of felines to choose from. Drop by and enjoy the felines in their cage-free, homestyle environment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Humanitarians Hardin Haven on the corner of State Road 44 and North Conant Avenue, east of Crystal River. Call the Haven at 352-613-1629 for adoptions, or view most of our felines online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/fl18 6.html. NEWS NOTES Special to the ChronicleThe fourth annual Pet Angels pet needs drive for orphaned animals will run through Monday, Dec. 30. Two local rescue groups Home at Last Pet Adoptions, halpetadoptions@ yahoo.com, and Precious Paws Rescue, preciouspawsflorida.com are the beneficiaries of the pet collection. Both organizations are nonprofit, all-volunteer, registered charities. Foster pets are cared for in the homes of their volunteers, who provide all the needed daily care. All pets receive the necessary veterinary care, are spayed or neutered, dogs are tested for heartworm disease and cats for feline leukemia/ AIDS. They are up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipped. Items to help with their care include cat litter, pet food (both canned and dry), disinfectant cleaners, laundry detergent, paper towels, donations and gift cards. Donations can be dropped off at: Precious Paws Adoption Center, Crystal River Mall, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday (Closed from Dec. 26 through Dec. 29 for the holidays); Plantation Animal Clinic, 9030 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River; Pawfection Ranch, 6420 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa; Goin Postal, 7789 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa; Cypress Village Property Owners Association, 108 W. Cypress Blvd., Homosassa (the A-frame building) at the entrance to Sugarmill Woods; Oak Village Association, 8827 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa; and Midway Animal Hospital, 1835 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Donations may be left at each site or checks made out to and mailed to: Home at Last, P.O. Box 4533, Homosassa, FL 34447. All donations are tax deductible. For more information or to have a donation picked up, call Home at Last at 352-212-8555 or Precious Paws at 352-7264700. A volunteer will return your call. Homeless pets need angels Drive for two local rescue groups will continue through December Special to the ChronicleEvery year, the Inverness Lodge of Elks gives Citrus United Basket (CUB) a major donation from the Christmas raffle. This year, the Elks were able to present $1,200 to CUB. Support from the lodge has been ongoing for many years and CUB has been assisting the community since 1978 with help with everything from food to finances and beyond. Here, Tina Mabie presents the check to Jennifer Campbell, CUB executive director. Tradition of giving Special to the ChronicleKwanzaa is a seven-day festival celebrating the AfricanAmerican people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering and reflection, a time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins Thursday, Dec. 26, the day after Christmas, and continues until New Years Day, Jan. 1. The first public celebration of Kwanzaa in Citrus County is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Old Courthouse Museum. All are welcome. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, during the period of U.S. history in which African-Americans were involved in struggles for their civil rights. This was the period of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power. Karenga wanted to create a holiday that would bring African-Americans together in celebration of their black culture. He was inspired by the first fruit or harvest festivals celebrated throughout Africa. Three local groups the Afro-American Club of Citrus County, Unity Church and Universal Unitarians have joined together to present an informative and fun program of this universal and ethnic celebration. Kwanzaa celebration on tap Dec. 28 Special to the ChronicleFor 19 years, HPH Hospice has staged its Tree of Life celebration in November and December. Its the core fundraiser for the not-forprofit, with proceeds supporting patient and family care. Through Tuesday, interested persons may make a donation ranging from $5 to $1,000 or more in memory or honor of someone. An ornament corresponding to that amount will be placed on HPHs Tree of Life at the Citrus Hospice House at Emeritus at Barrington Place, 2341 W. Norvell Bryant (County Road 486) in Lecanto. If desired, a tag with that individuals name will be attached. Donations are accepted at the HPH Hospice House or contributions can be made online at www.HPH-Hospice.org or by downloading a donation form at that address. Donations for the Tree of Life can also be made by calling the HPH Foundation at 800-486-8784. The Tree of Life support HPHs community support programs such as free ongoing bereavement groups, holiday bereavement workshops, the Childrens Assistance Program for grieving children and community workshops. For more information, call the office at 352-527-4600. Decorate HPH Hospices Tree of Life this season Sheilas Taurus The Mission in Citrus Homeless Shelters was happy to be able to give a donated Ford Taurus to Sheila Douglas for helping the Mission during the past three years. She was able to move out of the shelter on her own after receiving the car. After three heart attacks and lung surgery, Douglas still helps out when she is able.Special to the Chronicle



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B4SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Associated PressNEW YORK Thomas Vanek snapped a tie with a power-play goal early in the third period, and the New York Islanders earned their first regulation victory in over a month by beating the slumping New York Rangers 5-3 on Friday night. Vanek scored during a twoman advantage at 1:18 of the third to give the Islanders just their second win in 15 games and first in regulation since Nov. 12 against Nashville. They were 2-10-4 since then. Cal Clutterbuck scored a short-handed, penalty-shot goal, and Michael Grabner added a short-handed tally in the first period. Defenseman Brian Strait scored in the second, and Grabner added an empty-netter with 50.3 seconds left for the Islanders, who lost a 2-0 lead for the second consecutive game but had four goals for the first time in 15 games.Capitals 4, Hurricanes 2RALEIGH, N.C. Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals scored three power-play goals in the second period of a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Marcus Johansson and John Carlson also scored with the man advantage and Nicklas Backstrom assisted on all four goals to help the second-place Capitals win their fifth in seven games. Alex Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal into an empty net with 24.5 seconds left. Jordan Staal and Riley Nash scored for Carolina while Cam Ward stopped 25 shots. Washingtons Philipp Grubauer matched a season high with 39 saves and got some help from the choppy ice after Alexander Semins shot with about 6 minutes left trickled just wide of the net. Ducks 3, Devils 2, OTNEWARK, N.J. Kyle Palmieri scored at 2:37 of overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to seven with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Palmieri, from nearby Montvale, N.J., swung around Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas and circled behind the New Jersey goal. He then tucked a wraparound behind goaltender Cory Schneider. Mathieu Perreault and Cam Fowler also scored for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks, who matched the franchise record with their second seven-game winning streak this season. Jonas Hiller made 19 saves in the win. Andy Greene and Michael Ryder had the Devils goals.Jets 5, Panthers 2WINNIPEG, Manitoba Evander Kane, Michael Frolik and Jacob Trouba each had a goal and an assist, helping the Winnipeg Jets cool off the Florida Panthers with a 5-2 victory. Toby Enstrom and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg in its first home win since Nov. 15. Ondrej Pavelec made 21 saves. Shawn Matthias and Nick Bjugstad scored for the tired-looking Panthers, who had won five in a row. Both goals were unassisted, and thanks to giveaways by the Jets deep in their own zone.Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2, SOCHICAGO Ryan Kesler scored the deciding goal in an eight-round shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. Kesler fired a high shot past Antti Raanta to help Vancouver end a two-game losing streak. Mike Santorelli was successful in the first round as the Canucks improved to 2-4 in shootouts. Patrick Sharp had Chicagos only shootout score. Vancouvers Daniel Sedin tied it at 2 with 9:12 left in the third period. Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks. Chicagos Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 21st goal and set up Kris Versteegs score in regulation. Bosh, Wade pace Miami past Kings Associated PressMIAMI Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat put up a season high for points, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 122-103 on Friday night. LeBron James had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds while sitting out the fourth quarter for Miami, which has won four straight overall and 18 of its last 19 against the Kings. Ray Allen added 18 and Mario Chalmers scored 16 for the Heat, who shot 61 percent. DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento with 27 points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes. Ben McLemore scored 20 and Rudy Gay added 14 for Sacramento, which has now dropped the first three games of its four-game trip.76ers 121, Nets 120, OTPHILADELPHIA Evan Turner hit the winning basket at the buzzer and scored 29 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 121-120, overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 16.9 seconds left in OT to give the Nets the short-lived lead. Turner, sensational all game, drove past a pair of defenders and tossed up the last-gasp shot. The ball bounced three times around the rim before it dropped through the net. After a brief review, the bucket stood, Turner was mobbed by his teammates and the Sixers snapped a seven-game losing streak. Thaddeus Young scored 25 points for the Sixers, and Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points and 10 assists. Alan Anderson had a season-high 26 points for the Nets, Pierce scored 24 with 10 rebounds, and Deron Williams had 17 points and 14 assists.Bobcats 116, Pistons 106AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Kemba Walker scored 34 points and Al Jefferson led a fourth-quarter rally by the Charlotte Bobcats, who overtook the Detroit Pistons 116-106 after trailing by as many as 20. Charlotte was down 14 after three quarters before dominating the fourth. Jefferson scored 13 points during a decisive 163 run. Brandon Jennings had 26 points for Detroit, which rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Boston on Wednesday but blew a big lead two nights later. Down 89-75, the Bobcats scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to get back in the game. Jefferson scored 15 of his 24 points in the fourth. Charlotte scored 72 points in the second half and outscored the Pistons 41-17 in the final quarter.Hawks 118, Jazz 85ATLANTA Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 win over the Utah Jazz. The Hawks never trailed and pushed their lead to double digits for good in the opening period. Atlanta set a scoring high with its 124-107 win over Sacramento on Wednesday night and has topped 110 points in three straight games. Al Horford has been a key in the flurry of high-scoring games, averaging 23.8 points in his last four games. He had 23 points in only three quarters. Horford was rested as the Hawks took an 85-58 lead into the final period. The Hawks (15-12) have won three straight and four of five. Enes Kanter had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Utah. Alec Burks also had 13 pointsCavaliers 114, Bucks 111, OTCLEVELAND Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the final 21.5 seconds of overtime and finished with 39 points while battling a flu bug, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-111 win over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks. Irving played despite being ill the past two days and missing practice Thursday. Although he wasnt at his best, the All-Star guard played 43 minutes and carried the Cavs to their fifth win in six home games. Earl Clark made a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 44 seconds left, and Jarrett Jack added 17 points for the Cavs. With Milwaukee down by three, O.J. Mayo missed two 3-pointers in the last 10 seconds. Mayo had 20 points, John Henson 18 and Brandon Knight added 17 and a career-high 14 rebounds as the Bucks lost their fifth straight.Pacers 114, Rockets 81INDIANAPOLIS Paul George had 24 points and nine rebounds and Lance Stephenson added 16 points, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 114-81 rout of the Houston Rockets. The Pacers ended their only two-game losing streak of the season and maintained their grip on the Eastern Conferences best record (21-5) with their most lopsided win of the season. Dwight Howard finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Rockets. James Harden, the NBAs No. 6 scorer, was held in check most of the night by George, finishing with 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting. Former Indiana All-Star Danny Granger received a standing ovation when he made his season debut late in the first quarter and fans chanted his name when he made his first basket, a 3-pointer, early in the fourth.Raptors 109, Mavericks 108, OTDALLAS DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket on a wild shot while getting fouled in the final minute of overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-108. The Raptors held on despite 23 points and a huge fourth quarter from old teammate Jose Calderon. Toronto trailed 108-107 after a 3-pointer by Calderon when DeRozans pump-fake got Brandan Wright and Shawn Marion in the air. DeRozan threw up a shot as he was bumped and it went in for the final points with 1:11 remaining. Kyle Lowry led four Toronto players in double figures with 20. Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 for the Mavericks but missed his last six shots, including two on their second-to-last possession while down a point. Associated PressMiamis Chris Bosh, right, is fouled by Sacramentos Derrick Williams in the first half Friday in Miami. Bosh scored 25 points in the Heats 122-103 victory. College BasketballBRIEFS Men Top 25 No. 2 Syracuse 75, High Point 54SYRACUSE, N.Y. Trevor Cooney hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, C.J. Fair added 15 points, and No. 2 Syracuse beat High Point 75-54 on Friday night. Syracuse (11-0) remained unbeaten, but it wasnt easy. High Point (3-7) trailed by just three points at halftime and led early in the second period before Syracuse responded with a 28-3 run to put the game away. The Orange are the highest-ranked team High Point has ever played. The Panthers lost to third-ranked North Carolina 94-69 in December 2006 and are 2-26 against the Atlantic Coast Conference, the two wins coming more than 50 years ago. Cooney, who entered the game shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the arc, has made at least five 3-pointers in six games this season. Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis had 10 points and matched his season high with nine assists and Jerami Grant also had 10 points. Devante Wallace led High Point with 10 points, Anthony Lindauer had nine, and Dejuan McGaughy and Lorenzo Cugini seven apiece. Leading scorer John Brown, averaging 20.1 points, was held to a season-low six points on 3-of-11 shooting.Women Top 25 No. 10 South Carolina 69, Winthrop 61COLUMBIA, S.C. Tiffany Mitchell scored 20 points and No. 10 South Carolina held off a late charge by Winthrop for a 69-61 victory. The Gamecocks (10-1) led by 19 points in the opening half, yet struggled to stay ahead down the stretch against the Eagles (6-3) of the Big South Conference. Erica Williams jumper with 4:34 left drew Winthrop to 59-55. Mitchell then added a bucket to increase South Carolinas lead. Schaquilla Nunns putback brought Winthrop within four points before Asia Doziers two foul shots and Mitchells jumper extended the margin to 65-57 with 1:55 to play. Winthrop could not get closer than five points the rest of the way. Dozier had 14 points for the Gamecocks, who rallied after their first loss of the season Wednesday night against No. 14 North Carolina. Dequesha McClanahan and Williams had 19 points each for the Eagles.NC State 89, No. 12 LSU 79RALEIGH, N.C. Markeisha Gatling and Kody Burke each scored 25 points to lead North Carolina State to an 89-79 win over No. 12 Louisiana State. Gatling shot 11 of 13 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds, six off the offensive glass, to lead the Wolfpack (11-1) to its first win over a ranked opponent since a 76-69 win over No.19 Florida State on Valentines Day. Burke drilled three straight jumpers to help NC State to a 12-6 lead to start the game, but the Lady Tigers clawed their way back into the game, taking a lead on a Theresa Plaisance 3-pointer with 9:44 left in the game. Gatlings layup with 8:01 left sparked an 11-1 run that put the Wolfpack back in the lead for good. Plaisance finished with 18 points off the bench to lead LSU (9-2). Jeanne Kenney added another 17 points.From wire reports Associated PressSyracuses C.J. Fair, left, battles for the ball Friday against High Points Devante Wallace in the first half in Syracuse, N.Y. Associated PressNew York Islander Michael Grabner pumps his fist to celebrate his empty net goal Friday as New York Ranger John Moore reacts from behind in the third period in New York. Grabner scored two goals during the Islanders 5-3 win.



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C8SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOMICS Pickles Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 American Hustle (R) 12:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:15 p.m. No passes. Anchorman 2 (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Frozen (PG) 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Frozen (PG) In 3D. 5 p.m., 10:35 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) In 3D. 12 p.m., 10 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) In 3D, high frame rate. 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. No passes. Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 12:25 a.m., 3:50p.m., 7:10p.m., 10:20 p.m. Nopasses. Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 12:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m. Tyler Perrys A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 12:50 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 2:55 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) In 3D. 12:05 p.m., 4:50 p.m. No passes. Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 American Hustle (R) 12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Anchorman 2 (PG-13) 12:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m. No passes. Frozen (PG) 2:20 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Frozen (PG) In 3D. 11:45 p.m. Nopasses. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 3:15 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) In 3D. 11:30 a.m., 10:05 p.m.. No passes. Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 12:15p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 10:10 p.m. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:50 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) In 3D. 5 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times provided by Regal Cinemas and are subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Mix. WXOF-FM 96.7 Classic Hits WEKJ FM 96.3, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s to s WRZN-AM 720 News Talk LocalRADIO TNM OBA NART RNNP YNWGBWE ZN B JNMZF EBPNZB GXAZKW XY ... TNMWK BSRK ZN YNWUKZ FNG SBE XZ GBJ ZFK RBJZ ZXLK. EBA NSWXKAPrevious Solution: Everyone has an hour in their day to go and do something for somebody else; I dont care how busy they are. Gisele Bundchen (c) 2013 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-21



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Jewel Buddy Dunaway Sr., 74HOMOSASSAJewel Hardy Buddy Dunaway Sr., age 74, Homosassa, died Dec.16, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Buddy was born Aug.24, 1939, in Warnerton, La., to the late Ira and Lily (Ratliff) Dunaway. He served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard and was employed as a foreman in the building and maintenance department for the city of Pinellas Park, retiring after 15 years of service. Buddy was a 35-year member of the American Legion Post No.104 in Pinellas Park. He enjoyed woodworking and working with his hands. Buddy was an outgoing man who never met a stranger. He enjoyed traveling to art shows with his wife. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 35 years, Constance Connie Dunaway; three sons Jewel Buddy Dunaway Jr. (Kimberly), Saucier, Miss., George Bernier, Hudson, Fla., and James Bruce, Pinellas Park, Fla.; four daughters; Darlene (Terry) Qualls, Weaver, Ala., Sue MacQuarrie (Mark) Edmond, Okla., Carla Eidson, Griffin, Ga., Paula Palmer (Robert) Homosassa; his brother Doyle Dunnaway (Marjorie) Vancleave, Miss.; sisters Navalou Rose, Biloxi, Miss., Juanice Belcher (Curtis) Woolmarket, Miss., and Juanita Tyner (Ed) Diberville, Miss.; 18 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Bernier; a brother, Dewey; and sister, Dorothy Sieb. A graveside military service will be at 2:30p.m. Monday, Dec.23, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery. The family invites friends to join them at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:15p.m. to form the procession to the cemetery. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Ramilo Robles-Perez, 81OCALARamilo Robles-Perez, age 81, of Ocala, died Dec.18, 2013, at his home. Graveside services will take place at 11a.m. Monday, Dec.23, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory, Lecanto.Alberta Holstein, 77INVERNESSAlberta Laverne Holstein, age 77, Inverness, died Dec.16, 2013, at Tampa General Hospital. Alberta was born Feb.16, 1936, in Jeannette, Pa, to the late Charles L. and Amelia (Butch) Seymour. She was employed as a department manager by Walmart. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed reading, swimming and golf. She was an excellent pool player and loved her puppy (Colonel.) She was a member of Hwy 44 Church of God. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Romie Holstein; sons Charles L. (Sheryl) Holstein, Lecanto, Fla., and Clifford (Angela Graff) Holstein Eustis, Fla.; daughter Laureen (Brian) Holstein-Greenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla.; her brother Walter (Marcia) Seymour, Md.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Audrey Keniston, 95INVERNESSMrs. Audrey E. Keniston, age 95, of Inverness, Fla., died Friday, Dec.13, 2013, in Inverness, Fla. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory.Victoria RosadoGuzman, 81OCALAVictoria Rosado-Guzman, age 81, of Ocala, Fla., died Thursday, Dec.19, 2013. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto, Fla. Tanya Matthews, 57CRYSTAL RIVERTanya L. Matthews, 57, of Crystal River, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec.16, 2013, at Citrus Memorial hospital. Tanya was a faithful disciple and a dedicated member of Kingdom Empowerment Church where she served as an usher. She is survived by her son, Vondell Matthews; seven grandchildren, Veonna, Tierra, Terquon, Terranda, Terry Jr., Elle and Eli; one sister, Belinda Matthews-Wright (Tony); and cousin and sister, Margaret Rich. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Holmes; her mother, Claudette MatthewsTimbers; her brother, Dominick, aka Skeet; and her grandmother, Leola Cephas. A celebration of life memorial service will be from 6 to 8p.m. Monday, Dec.23, 2013, at New Horizon Community Worship Center, 115 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S.19), Crystal River, Elder Leon L. Thomas Sr., pastor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to BB&T bank acct. 0000242053443. Arrangements entrusted to New Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Svcs. Inc., 352-5631394. 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couple of charges on the defensive end to outscore Lecanto 9-2 in the period and head into the half with a 24-18 lead. In the teams two matchups this season, theyve combined for just 40 first-half points. Friday, they each suffered a near six-minute scoreless stretch that lasted into the third quarter, before back-to-back buckets by Lecanto juniors Brandon Burich (10 points, seven boards) and Darius Sawyer, who had a teamhigh 16 points as well as seven rebounds and two blocks, broke the spell and made it a two-point contest. Later in the period, Franklin who paced all shooters with 17 points blocked a pair of shots on a single Panther possession. Two Panther turnovers soon followed, keeping them at bay, even while Pryor sat out in foul trouble. Everything tonight happened off defense for us, CHS head coach Tom Densmore said. I thought those back-to-back (Franklin) blocks were a turning point for us. It just seemed to be a motivator. Still, Citrus led just 33-30 heading into the final quarter, when Franklin (teamhigh five rebounds) and senior Mitchell Ellis, who had nine second-half points, helped build its lead, even as Pryor, who totaled 13 points and six steals on the night, missed four minutes in the quarter. (Mitchell) hadnt been starting, Desnmore said, but this is a seniors dream game and I had a feeling I needed him on the floor. He scored eight in the fourth and I told him afterward I had a feeling that I needed him out there. With just over four minutes remaining, Citrus sophomore Zac Saxer made his third steal of the half to set up an Ellis bucket that gave their team a 44-34 edge. The steals, and the transition points they fostered, figured critically into the outcome, since, uncannily, both teams finished 20 for 49 from the field. We know that defense wins championships, Franklin said. It brings intensity, and we want to be an intense basketball team. Defense is where you get the job done. The Panthers outrebounded their rivals 25-20, and became more efficient shooting the ball down the stretch after shooting for 33 percent from the field and 2 for 9 from 3-point range in the opening half. We didnt run our offense, a disappointed first-year LHS head coach Jeff Anderson said. Its like were frozen. Our players put a lot of pressure on themselves, and they get down when they dont do well. Thats just being young.SPORTSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 B5 SPORTS BRIEFSUF hires Hutzler to replace ChoateGAINESVILLE Florida has hired Coleman Hutzler as special teams coordinator to replace Jeff Choate, who recently resigned. Hutzler rejoins coach Will Muschamps staff after spending two seasons at New Mexico. Muschamp said Hutzler is a young coach with a very bright future. He has a great work ethic and obviously is very familiar with our special teams schemes. It will be a seamless transition for our players. Hutzler served on Floridas staff from 201011, assisting off the field with the defense and special teams. He joined New Mexico in 2012 and coached the Lobos special teams and outside linebackers the past two seasons. Muschamp also announced the addition of Drew Hughes, who will serve as director of player personnel. Hughes held the same position at North Carolina State last year.SEC fines 4 for breaking league policiesBIRMINGHAM, Ala. The Southeastern Conference fined four schools a combined $60,000 for violating league policies during the football season. Mississippi State and Mississippi were the hardest hit, with each school receiving a $25,000 fine. Mississippi State was fined for violating the leagues artificial noisemaker policy a second time. The last violation was in 2010. Mississippi State fans have a tradition of bringing cowbells to games, which the league approved, as long as they are only used at approved times. Ole Miss was fined for violating the leagues field access policy a second time. Fans rushed the field following the schools 27-24 victory over LSU. The school also violated the policy in 2012. Auburn and Missouri also were fined $5,000 for a first violation of the field access policy.ND wont play Big Ten foes in 2015SOUTH BEND, Ind. Notre Dame wont play any Big Ten opponents in 2015, marking the first time since 1914 the Irish wont play a school now a member of that conference. The Irish will play Michigan and Purdue next season, but wont play Michigan State until 2016 as it ends some of its annual rivalry games. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick on Friday released schedules for the next three seasons. Notre Dame has agreed to play five games a year against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, but will play only four next season so it can keep its previously scheduled game against Northwestern. In 2015, Notre Dame will play six ACC opponents, with the extra game being a Notre Dame home game against Boston College at Fenway Park as part of its annual Shamrock Series. From wire reports NUMBERContinued from Page B1 35 bowl games, starting today Associated PressStarting today in Albuquerque, N.M., and ending Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., 35 bowl games will be played. You should watch all of them. Heres why. Today, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl Washington State (minus 4 1/2) vs. Colorado State Why watch? We havent seen Washington States Mike Leach coach a postseason game since the 2009 Cotton Bowl, when he was at Texas Tech. Pick: WASHINGTON STATE 31-24. Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (plus 6 1/2) vs. Southern California Why watch? Fresno States Derek Carr, who leads the nation in yards passing per game (405), against the toughest defense he has faced this season. USC is tied for 11th in the country in yards per pass allowed. Pick: USC 35-24. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo (pickem) vs. San Diego State Why watch? When your favorite NFL team drafts Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack in the first round, youll know why. Pick: BUFFALO 26-20, OT. New Orleans Bowl Tulane (minus 2 1/2) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? A Montana playing quarterback in a bowl game. Tulanes Nick Montana has been nursing a sore shoulder, but he is expected to be good to go against the Ragin Cajuns. Pick: TULANE 23-21. Monday, Dec. 23 Beef O Bradys Bowl Ohio (plus 13 1/2) vs. East Carolina Why watch? Ohios costumed Bobcat mascot, Rufus, has a history of unprovoked attacks, just ask Brutus Buckeye. East Carolinas Pee Dee the Pirate should keep his sword ready. Pick: EAST CAROLINA 41-24. Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State (minus 3) vs. Boise State Why watch? Boise States first game without Chris Petersen as coach since 2005 and the Broncos are trying to avoid their first season with at least five losses since 1998. Pick: OREGON STATE 35-21. Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Bowling Green (minus 5 1/2) vs. Pittsburgh Why watch? Pitt is playing in a bowl and that game is not being played in Birmingham, Ala. This must be seen to be believed. Same goes for Panthers All-America DT Aaron Donald. Pick: BOWLING GREEN 28-21. Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois (minus 1 1/2) vs. Utah St. Why watch? Jordan Lynchs last college game comes against a Utah State defense that is seriously good. PICK: UTAH STATE 31-28. Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Marshall (minus 2 1/2) vs. Maryland Why watch? Marshall plays fast, has a good offense and a bad defense. The possibility of 49-48 game is always high when the Thundering Herd play, and the Terps can put up points when QB C.J. Brown is healthy. PICK: MARYLAND 49-48. Texas Bowl Minnesota (minus 4 1/2) vs. Syracuse Why watch: After all that excitement in the Military Bowl, you might need a nap. The Gophers rank 97th in the nation in yards per play. Syracuse is 102nd. Yep, thatll do. Pick: MINNESOTA 17-10. Fight Hunger Bowl BYU (plus 3) vs. Washington Why watch? The last time we saw BYU LB Kyle Van Noy in a bowl game he scored two touchdowns, blocked a punt and had 3 1/2 tackles for loss. Who knows what he might do for a postseason encore in his last college game. Pick: WASHINGTON 31-21. Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame (minus 15 1/2) vs. Rutgers Why watch? One last chance to see the look on Notre Dame coach Brian Kellys face a combination of rage and resignation when Tommy Rees throws an interception. Pick: NOTRE DAME 38-14. Belk Bowl Cincinnati (plus 3) vs. North Carolina Why watch? Find out whats Belk. Pick: NORTH CAROLINA 34-24. Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (plus 3 1/2) vs. Louisville Why watch? To see that Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater is most certainly ready for the NFL. But, hey, Teddy, if you want to give college another year were all for it. Pick: LOUISVILLE 28-27. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State (minus 3 1/2) vs. Michigan Why watch? Gronk is playing! Glenn Gronkowski II is Kansas States starting fullback and the brother of New England Patriots star tight end Rob, who is out for the season with a knee injury. Glenn has one rushing attempt for no yards, but has caught four passes for 148 yards (37 per catch) and three touchdowns. Pick: MICHIGAN 28-23. Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee (plus 6 1/2) vs. Navy Why watch? Navy QB Keenan Reynolds is a record-breaker. He tied an NCAA record with seven touchdowns in an overtime victory against San Jose State and set a record for a quarterback with 29 rushing TDs this season. Pick: NAVY 37-35. Music City Bowl Mississippi (minus 3) vs. Georgia Tech Why watch? Fan angst should be palpable. Both teams lost their final two regular-season games against FBS opponents, including overtime losses to in-state rivals. The loser will stumble into the offseason with a disappointing 7-6 record. Pick: OLE MISS 31-21. Alamo Bowl Oregon (minus 13 1/2) vs. Texas Why watch? Listening to speculation about who will be the new Longhorns coach never gets old. Pick: OREGON 42-24. Holiday Bowl Arizona State (minus 14) vs. Texas Tech Why watch? To see the Sun Devils score 60. How do we know they will? Three of the past four times Todd Graham has coached in a bowl game his team has scored more than 60 points. Pick: ARIZONA STATE 62-35. Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona (minus 7 1/2) vs. Boston College Why watch? Two AllAmerica running backs and the nations top two rushers in Boston College Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams and Arizonas KaDeem Carey. Pick: ARIZONA 31-27. Sun Bowl Virginia Tech (plus 7 1/2) vs. UCLA Why watch? Two reasons: Myles Jack, linebacker. Myles Jack, running back. Pick: UCLA 23-10. Liberty Bowl Rice (plus 7) vs. Mississippi State Why watch? If the New Years Eve party starts at 4 p.m., you might not make it to midnight. Think of OwlsBulldogs as a way to pace yourself. Pick: MISSISSIPPI STATE 24-20. Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M (minus 12 1/2) vs. Duke Why watch? Yes, it might be more fun to watch Johnny Football ring in the New Year after the game, but what could be Johnny Manziels last college game is must-see TV, too. Pick: TEXAS A&M 52-30. Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV (plus 6 1/2) vs. North Texas Why watch? It goes perfectly with the seven-layer dip thats been sitting out all night that youll be having for breakfast at noon. Pick: NORTH TEXAS 31-21. Gator Bowl Nebraska (plus 9) vs. Georgia Why watch? Because you missed the Huskers and Bulldogs play last year in the Capital One Bowl. Pick: GEORGIA 35-24. Capital One Bowl Wisconsin (minus 1) vs. South Carolina Why watch? Weve been overanalyzing Jadeveon Clowney all season. No need to stop now. Pick: WISCONSIN 27-24. Outback Bowl Iowa (plus 7 1/2) vs. LSU Why watch? The last time the Hawkeyes and Tigers played in a New Years Day bowl in Florida, Iowa won on a long TD pass on the last play of the game. There is precedent for madness. Pick: LSU 24-21. Rose Bowl Stanford (minus 4 1/2) vs. Michigan State Why watch? Its the Rose Bowl. Pick: STANFORD 27-21. Fiesta Bowl Baylor (minus 16 1/2) vs. UCF Why watch? The record for most points scored by a team in a bowl game is 70, a total the Bears reached four times this season. Pick: BAYLOR 65-35. Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama (minus 15) vs. Oklahoma Why watch? The last time Alabama lost to Auburn, the Crimson Tide took it out on Michigan State in a bowl game. The Sooners could be headed toward a similar fate. Pick: ALABAMA 38-14. Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Ohio State (minus 2 1/2) vs. Clemson Why watch? Sammy Watkins speed. Carlos Hydes power. Tajh Boyds throws. Braxton Millers moves. Pick: OHIO STATE 35-28. Cotton Bowl Missouri (minus 1) vs. Oklahoma State Why watch? Its just like a BCS game, except its on Fox and Gus Johnson is screaming on every play that gains more than 10 yards. Pick: OKLAHOMA STATE 28-26. Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt (minus 2) vs. Houston Why watch? Vanderbilts James Franklin could be the next Texas coach. Pick: HOUSTON 27-23. Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State (plus 8 1/2) vs. Ball State Why watch? To find out who is coaching Arkansas State, which has had three straight one-and-done coaches. Pick: BALL STATE 37-20. Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (minus 8 1/2) vs. Auburn Why watch? Say goodbye to the BCS and see if Jameis Winston and the Seminoles can end the SECs national title streak at seven games. Pick: FLORIDA STATE 48-35. Reasons to watch Associated PressAlabama quarterback AJ McCarron throws in drills during Alabamas Sugar Bowl preparation football practice Tuesday at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide face Oklahoma on Jan. 2.



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Associated PressTALLAHASSEE After weeks of downplaying problems with the states new unemployment claims website, Florida officials announced that they are withholding a $3million payment to the company that built it. The state on Monday also plans to start fining Deloitte Consulting $15,000 a day until the system which helps more than 200,000 Floridians get an unemployment check is fully functioning. Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, said in a letter to Deloitte executives that the delays caused by these defects have proven to be a true hardship. It is simply imperative that Deloitte devote every available resource, and every expert at its disposal, to getting the remaining defects fixed, and fixed now, Panuccio wrote Friday. The state switched over the new $63million system in October and since that time there has been a steady stream of complaints and media reports about unemployed Floridians frustrated at their ability to process claims, or to get anyone on the phone to help them. The department wound up disabling the posting and comment portions of its Facebook page after people looking for help starting posting their Social Security numbers and phone numbers. In a statement, a Deloitte spokesman said that the vast majority of those seeking unemployment benefits are receiving them. Jonathan Gandal added that the remaining problems with the system can only be fixed by the state or are otherwise beyond Deloittes control. We will continue to provide warranty support to DEO, in accordance with our contract, and work diligently to resolve any warranty items as they are identified, Gandal said. We will also continue to work with DEO to clarify the true nature of the remaining issues and will hold ourselves strictly accountable for fixing anything within our control as quickly as possible. State officials maintained that the only way to solve the problem is for Deloitte to significantly increase the number of computer programming staff. The Department of Economic Opportunity said that if Deloitte cannot fix the problem the state may be forced to hire additional consultants and vendors. There are roughly 240,000 people in Florida receiving unemployment benefits that are usually claimed every two weeks. The maximum payment is $275 a week. The new system is crucial to those seeking unemployment checks because since 2011 the state has required that people file for unemployment online. At first, state officials contended that any problems with the system were being worked on. The department has sent out daily updates noting the number of people receiving claim payments and how much money has been paid out. He contended Sputa was on the defensive all along during the conflict that led to Bartletts death. Lynum said Bartlett was the aggressor and stabbed Sputa with a knife; Sputa, he said, cooperated with authorities at all times of the investigation; he killed Bartlett in self-defense after the stabbing and that the crime was unsophisticated, meaning he didnt plan it out and could have used any number of tools and instruments to kill her but did not. The defense also called Sputas brother, as well as investigator Steve Burch, to the stand to help buttress their case for mitigation. A psychiatrist also testified via phone. Burch, who was asked to offer expert opinion in the matter, said based on his investigation of the case, he had no doubt that Bartlett was the primary aggressor in the altercation leading up to the homicide. A deputy responded to the residence Sputa and Bartlett shared at 6035 N. Tsala Apopka Drive, off State Road 200 in Hernando, for a welfare check in March 2011 after neighbors reported the couples dog had been loose for several days. There, Bartletts body was discovered significantly decomposed, lying behind a shed on the property. It was determined that she had been deceased for three to four days, during which time Sputa was reportedly inside the residence nursing a self-inflicted gunshot wound, which caused injuries to his mouth and tongue and left bullet fragments in his brain. During interviews with investigators, Sputa admitted that he and Bartlett got into a physical altercation and that he struck and choked her out. He also told a detective, If shes dead, its from my hands. Assistant State Attorney Bill Catto dismissed the defenses argument that Sputa should get a lesser sentence because his actions were unsophisticated or that Bartlett was the aggressor. Catto said the maximum sentence was appropriate punishment for Sputa. Sputa tearfully apologized to Bartletts family, which included a daughter who listened to the proceedings via phone from New York state. I never meant any harm to her. I will take it all back. I loved her and her family, Sputa said before Howard announced his sentence.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. had the lowest unemployment rate in the region at 5.5percent. Hernando County was 7.7percent, Levy County was 7.2percent and Marion County was 7.1percent. The numbers are pretty encouraging, said Don Taylor, executive director of the Citrus County Economic Development Council. The economies of the more urban areas pick up first and trickle down later to the more rural areas. He attributes the smaller workforce to the continuing impact of the nuclear plant shutdown as family members relocate and their working spouses follow. Taylor noted the EDC has just completed its strategic plan, which has a marketing component for the county. With all this good news coming out, were hoping to get noticed by companies looking to relocate. The state numbers do not include jobs in agriculture, forestry and fishing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, for June, its most recent data, agriculture employed about 214 people in Citrus County. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. JOBLESSContinued from Page A1 LOCAL/STATECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 A5 776 N. 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RELIGION Section CSATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Judi SiegalJUDIS JOURNAL Flip on the radio this time of year and chances are youll hear the same dozen or so Christmas songs, including Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Mariah Careys All I Want For Christmas Is You ... and Ill Be Home for Christmas. Written in the 1940s, its from the point of view of a homesick World War II G.I. fighting overseas somewhere, dreamin of a place I love, even more than I usually do. And although I know its a long road back, I promise you, Ill be home for Christmas if only in my dreams. As Christmas songs go, this is not holly jolly, ho-ho-ho or even joy to the world. This one is melancholy and wistful, sadly wistful. He wants to be home. Several years ago, I met a man named Gator who also wanted to be home. I was working on a story about Lynda Simmons, an amazing woman in Hernando who feeds homeless and hungry people every single week. Gator was one of the homeless, living in a camp in the woods. He had come to Lyndas weekly dinner in the park, and when he saw my notebook and pen he wanted to tell me his story. He said at one time he had a home, but because of circumstances, which he didnt elaborate on, he had to leave it. Not just his house, but his home. Home is where you feel safe and sheltered and connected. Its your security. Its your place, your warm bed and hot water, your TV with all your favorite shows, your fridge where you can store your lunch for the next day, keep your ice cream from melting and your milk from spoiling. Its where you go to get away from the mosquitoes and the heat and humidity, the cold and the rain. Its where you have a closet for your coat, an attic to store your Christmas ornaments, a garage for your car. Gator told me about his camp, about how everyone looked out for each other and shared with each other because they were all in the same boat; they were all homeless together. Every night theyd build a fire to stay warm. He said it wasnt too difficult to get food, although very difficult to get a shower. He really, really wanted to take a shower. When I met him, he had been homeless for about six months. He said it wasnt too bad, although he immediately added, I hate it. I think I first met Gator in 2009, and Id occasionally hear from him after that. I had given him my phone number at work, and hed call to check in. He had a part-time job, and he was glad for that. But he wanted a home. Home is the place you want to be when you feel lost and afraid, sick or hurt. Or cold, tired, hungry, angry, overwhelmed, bruised or battered. I dont think there are too many people who dont long for a safe place, for home. Not just a house, but a home. The story of Christmas is the story of home, of the place we long for, deep inside ourselves. Its as if God created us with a sense that this planet on which we live is not truly our home, but that home is somewhere else and it is. But weve been separated from it, and as hard as we might try to get there on our own, we cant. Instead, God sent His Son to get us, to pave the way to bring us home. The way home is through the cross. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son ... not to condemn the world and us but to put it and us right again, and to offer us a forever home (John 3:16-18, my paraphrase). If you Google home for Christmas, more than 12,600,000 results come up. Its the title of a 2010 movie and Christmas albums from Susan Boyle, NSync, Sheryl Crow, Hall and Oates, Amy Grant Getting home for Christmas Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES A divisive issue Methodists defrock minister who performed same-sex weddingFormer United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer closes his eyes Thursday during a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. United Methodist church officials defrocked Schaefer, who officiated his sons gay wedding in Massachusetts.Associated Press KATHYMATHESON Associated PressPHILADELPHIAAUnited Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his sons same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nations largest mainline Protestant denomination and came as yet another state legalized gay marriage. Frank Schaefer, who lives in central Pennsylvania, said he was shocked and upset that he could be punished for showing love for his son. He said he believed the penalty was meted out reluctantly by members of the churchs regional Board of Ordained Ministry. So many of them came to me and they shook my hand and some hugged me, and so many of them had tears in their eyes, Schaefer said. They said, We really dont want to do this, you know that, dont you? Most other Protestant denominations have decided their position on the issue. But the Methodists, with about 7.7 million members in the U.S. and many more overseas, remain divided. At their last national meeting in 2012, delegates reaffirmed the churchs 40-year-old policy on gays. Although the church accepts gay and lesbian members, it rejects homosexual acts as incompatible with Christian teaching and bars clergy from performing same-sex unions. Yet hundreds of Methodist ministers have publicly rejected the doctrine, and some face discipline for presiding over same-sex unions. See ISSUE/ Page C5Accompanied by his wife Brigitte, the Rev. Frank Schaefer, of Lebanon, Pa., departs Thursday after a meeting with officials at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church in Norristown, Pa. See GRACE/ Page C5 For Nan & Linda: 48 years and counting!It is certainly nice when old friends get together. As we grow older, we suddenly realize how important those connections we made so long ago mean so much to us today. While we may be separated geographically, our thoughts and concerns are ever close, electronically carried to those that mean so much to us. Friendship is truly one of those things that we cannot place a monetary value on. It encompasses everything from please pick me up at the airport to waiting with you in the doctors office. Friends are there to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, holidays and, yes, to bring comfort at the time of bereavement. And what is a shopping trip without a girlfriend to share bargains with? In the Bible, there are many examples of friendship. David and Jonathan became fast friends, and in Samuel 18:1-3, we read about Davids love for King Sauls son. This loving companionship was tested through Davids troubles with King Saul, and when Jonathan was slain in battle, David wept bitterly. One of the most beautiful stories of friendship and devotion is found in the book of Ruth, which is read on the holiday of Shavuot. In Ruth 1:16-17, we find the beautiful passage where Ruth, the Moabite daughter-in-law of Naomi, assures her that wherever she will go, she (Ruth) would follow, her people would be Ruths people and her God, Ruths God. The rabbis liked this passage and likened it to the Israelites faithfulness to God. In tribute to Ruth, many converts to Judaism take her name to show their willingness to take on the Jewish faith. In the book of Job, we find friends who are a comfort to Job. In the Biblical story, Jobs faith is tested by a series of calamities that befall him. When confronted with the loss of health, family and property, it is Jobs friends who come to comfort him. While this particular tale is seen as an allegory, it nevertheless points out the importance of friends at a time of deep distress. The Book of Proverbs tells us in chapter 17, verse 17 that a friend loves at all times. I like to think those whom I call my fan club are non-judgmental and like me just for being me. We who are friends tend to stick together and support one another regardless of who is right or wrong. I believe it is really easy to support someone who is doing the right thing, but to steer someone off the path they have chosen because it is a bad choice is a harder thing to do. The Book of Proverbs also warns us that a perverse man stirs up dissension, and gossip separates close friends. (Proverbs 16:28) Gossip and slander were considered to be grave offenses by the rabbis, who called them lashon hara, or evil speech. It was hoped that at least among friends, gossip, backstabbing and the like would not be practiced. As we stand at the gateway to 2014, we look back on our friends past and present. Indeed, on New Years Eve, we reflect on auld lang syne, or old times past, as we chronicle the years past events. The friends that have come in and out of our lives, the times we have spent together, the good and the bad, all these are reflected in the hourglass at the turning of the year. And as we are about to enter into the new year, let us be comforted with the words of the Psalmist: I am a companion to all that fear You; to all who follow Your precepts. (Psalm 119:63) May we all walk in the light of faith and friendship.Judi Siegal is a retired teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Ocala with her husband, Phil. She can be reached at niejudis @yahoo.com. In praise of friends



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Christmas St. Timothy Lutheran Church will offer an informal Bluegrass Christmas Service at 5 p.m. today in the sanctuary at 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), Crystal River. The public is invited to attend this come-as-you-are service featuring bluegrass-style Christmas music presented by the Swanson Family Band. The event is free. Call the office at 352-795-5325 for more information. St. Margarets Episcopal Church will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent with Holy Eucharist Rite 1 at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist Rite 2 at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve family Holy Eucharist Rite 2 candlelight service with a childrens pageant is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Caroling will begin at 10:30 p.m. and a Solemn High Holy Eucharist Rite 2 candlelight service will be celebrated at 11 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite 1 will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Hernando United Methodist Church invites all to enjoy the following Christmas season events: The Hernando UMC choir cantata at 10 a.m. Sunday under the direction of Darryl Frenier accompanied by John Petro organist and Donna Kless, pianist. Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m. by Pastor Jerry Carris. The church is at 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), Hernando. Call 352-726-7245 or visit www.Hernando UMCfl.org. First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills will present the Christmas musical/drama with special guests, the Crystal River High School band and Kids on the Rise, at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Tuesday will include a special childrens story and Christmas message. Inverness Church of God will host its annual Christmas Fest at 6 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited and admission is free. This is a great time of fellowship with activities, baked goodies, and hot beverages to share. Activities include Christmas karaoke, Christmas train, etc. The children will decorate cookies and make a Christmas ornament. The church is at 416 U.S. 41 South, Inverness. Call the church at 352726-4524. Yankeetown Community Church will present the Christmas cantata, Hes Still King of Kings, at 6 p.m. Sunday. Light refreshments will be served after performance. Floral City United Methodist Church invites everyone to its Christmas services. All Christmas Eve services are in the 1884 church. The 4 p.m. service will present the choir with the candlelight service. The 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. are candlelight services. Holy Communion is offered after each service. The 1884 church is handicapped accessible from the back entrance. The choir will perform their cantata for residents of nursing homes and retirement facilities at 2 p.m. today in Hilton Hall. The church is at 8478 E. Marvin St. across from the elementary school. Call 352-344-1771. St. Raphael Orthodox Church will celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord at 4 p.m. Tuesday with a Nativity Molieben (Vespers) followed by a Holy Supper at 5 p.m. and Nativity Vigil at 6:30 p.m. and Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The church is at 1277 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, off U.S. 41 North, across from Dollar General. Call 352-201-1320 or visit www.straphaelchurch.org. Inverness Church of God will host a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited. The church is at 416 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. Call 352-726-4524. Christmas Eve worship services will take place at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on County Road 486 opposite Citrus Hills Boulevard in Hernando. The Christmas Day service is at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 352-746-7161. Joy and Praise Fellowship of Beverly Hills invites the public to a candlelight service from 6 to 7 p.m. Christmas Eve at 4007 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, in the Beverly Plaza. The phone number is 352-527-8612. North Oak Baptist Churchs Christmas Eve worship at 6 p.m. will include music and an inspiring message from the Word of God. The community is invited. The church is at the intersection of North Elkcam Boulevard and North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. There is no charge and child care is available. Call the church office at 352-489-1688. A candlelight service will take place at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve at Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church. The church is by the Coast Guard Station on Riverside Drive in Yankeetown. Come enjoy the service followed by refreshments. Call 352447-2506. Peace Lutheran Church Christmas services are at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. Christmas Day. The church is collecting unwrapped Toys for Tots and food for Food-4-Kids. Call the church office at 352-489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheran Online.com. Faith Lutheran Church welcomes the public to its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. and Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Both services will celebrate Holy Communion. The church is in Crystal Glen Subdivision, off State Road 44 and County Road 490 in Lecanto. Call 352-527-3325 or visit faithlecanto.com. The Rev. Stephen Lane is pastor of the church. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate Christmas Eve with candlelight services at 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message is Unto Us a Child is Born at the 7 p.m. service. His message at the 10 p.m. service is a surprise. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir and special music will be featured for the 10 p.m. service. Communion served at both services. The choir and church members will go caroling to homebound members at 1 p.m. Sunday. The church is on S.W. State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. Call 352-854-4509, ext. 221. The Christmas Eve service on Tuesday at Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove, Dunnellon, will begin at 7 p.m. with carols and continue at 7:30 p.m. with the service of Holy Communion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call the church office at 352-489-2685.Special events Rock Crusher Road Church welcomes Pastor Michael Chambliss. PastorC2SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION Special Event or Weekly Services Please Call Theresa Holland at 564-2940For Advertising Information SERVICES Sunday AM Bible Study 9:30 Worship 10:30 Sunday PM Worship 6:00 Wednesday PM Bible Study 7:00 EVANGELIST Bob Dickey 000DJIV 9592 W. Deep Woods Dr. Crystal River, FL 34465 352-564-8565 www.westcitruscoc.com Church of Christ West Citrus CR 495/Citrus Ave. US Hwy. 19 W. Deep Woods Dr. West Citrus Church of Christ The Church in the Heart of the Community with a Heart for the Community MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 000DJE8 2105 N. Georgia Rd., PO Box 327 Crystal River, FL 34423 Church Phone (352)563-1577 SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 A M Morning Service 11:00 A M Wed. Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study~ 6:30 P M Saturday Informal Worship w/Communion 5:00 PM Sunday Early Service w/Communion 8:00 AM Sunday School All Ages 9:30 AM (Coffee Fellowship hour @ 9:00 AM) Sunday Traditional Service w/Communion 10:30 AM Special services are announced. Nursery provided. St. Timothy Lutheran Church ELCA 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River For more information call 795-5325 www.sttimothylutherancrystalriver.com Rev. David S. Bradford, Pastor 000DJI2 000DJIO SEEKING? SEEKING? SEEKING? Here, youll find a caring family in Christ! 4801 N. Citrus Ave. (2 Mi. N Of US 19) 795-3148 www.crumc.com Rev. David Rawls, Pastor Sunday Worship 9:00 am Traditional Service 10:30 am Contemporary Service with Praise Team Bible Study A t 9:00 & 10:30 F or all ages. Wednesday 6:30 Nursery available at all services. Youth Fellowship Sunday 4:00 Wednesday 6:30 Bright Beginnings Preschool 6 Weeks-VPK Mon. Fri. 6:30a.m.-6pm. 795-1240 A Stephen Ministry Provider C rystal R iver U nited M ethodist C hurch First Baptist Church of Homosassa Come Worship with Us 10540 W. Yulee Drive Homosassa 628-3858 Rev. J. Alan Ritter Troy Allen, Director of Student Ministries Sunday 9:00 am Sunday School (All Age Groups) 10:30 am Worship Celebration Choir / Special Music / Kidz Worship Sunday Night 6 pm Worship Celebration Wednesday Night 6:30 pm Worship Celebration Childrens Awanas Group Youth Activities www.fbchomosassa.org 000DJ71 Nursery Provided 2180 N.W. Old Tallahassee Rd. (12th Ave.) Crystal River Church of Go d Church Phone 795-3079 000DIXH Sunday Morning Adult & Childrens Worship 8:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Life Application Service Jam Session Youth Ministries & Teen Kid (ages 4-11) 7:00 PM 000DJ8Y COME Worship With The Church of Christ Floral City, Florida Located at Marvin & Church streets. Established in 33 A.D. in Jerusalem by Jesus Christ. A warm welcome always awaits you where we teach the true New Testament Christian Faith. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Steve Heneghan, Minister CHURCH OF CHRIST Floral City, FL. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wed./Eve. Bible Study 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY 10:00 AM Family Worship (Coffee Fellowship 9:30-10:00) 000DJEJ N ORTH R IDGE CHURCH Non-Denominational Church Citrus County Realtors Association Building. 714 S. Scarboro Ave. & SR 44 Pastor Kennie Berger 352-302-5813 WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM Home Bible Study (Call for location) Rooted in Scripture, Relevant for Today! Crystal River CHURCH OF CHRIST A Friendly Church With A Bible Message. Corner of U.S. 19 & 44 East Sunday Services 10:00 A M 11:00 A M 6:00 P M Wednesday 7:00 P M Come Worship With Us! Bible Questions Please Call Ev. George Hickman 795-8883 746-1239 000DIWM www.gracebiblehomosassa.org email: gbc@tampabay.rr.com Men & Ladies Bible Studies, TOPS, Infant & Toddler Nursery 000DJCL 1 1 2 mi. east of U.S. 19 6382 W. Green Acres St. P.O. Box 1067 Homosassa, FL. 34447-1067 Pastor: Rev. Ray Herriman (352) 628-5631 Sunday 9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . Discovery Time 11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . Praise & Worship 6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . Evening Service Monday 6:15 PM . . . . . . . . . . Teens Tuesday 6:15 PM........Awana (Sept. Apr.) Wednesday 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . Bible Study & Prayer Meeting HOMOSASSA 1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 Pastor Kip Younger Phone 628-4083 8831 W. Bradshaw St. Learn More at www.1umc.org 000GBQG THE SALVATION ARMY CITRUS COUNTY CORPS. SUNDAY Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship Hour 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY: Home League 11:30 A.M. Capt. Phillip Irish Capt. Lynn Irish 712 S. School Ave. Lecanto 513-4960 000DJGW Shepher d of the Hills E PISCOPAL C HURCH Our mission is to be a beacon of faith known for engaging all persons in the love and truth of Jesus Christ. 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (CR 486) Lecanto, Florida (4/10 mile east of CR 491) www.SOTHEC.org Services: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am Healing Service Wednesday 10:00 am 000DJGZ 000DJH8 795-4479 St. Benedict Catholic Church U.S. 19 at Ozello Rd. MASSES Vigil: 5:00pm Sun.: 8:30 & 10:30am DAILY MASSES Mon. Fri.: 8:00am HOLY DAYS As Announced CONFESSION Sat.: 3:30 4:30pm 13158 Antelope St. Spring Hill, FL 34609 352-686-7034 Rabbi Lenny Sarko Services Fridays 8PM Saturdays 10AM Religious School Sundays 9AM-Noon Temple Beth David 000DJI8 1160 N. Dunkenfield Ave. 795-6720 A FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP Sunday 10:30 A M Wednesday Christian Ed 7:00 P M Prayer Sat. 4-6pm Pastor John Hager Crystal River Foursquare Gospel Church 000DJ95 000DJH3 S T A NNE S C HURCH A Parish in the Anglican Communion Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Morning Prayer & Daily Masses 4th Sunday 6:00p.m. Gospel Sing A long 9870 West Fort Island Trail Crystal River 1 mile west of Plantation Inn 352-795-2176 www.stannescr.org To be one in Christ in our service, as His servants, by proclaiming His love. Rector: Fr. Kevin G. Holsapple ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH Serving Southwest Citrus County MASSES: Saturday . . 4:30 P M Sunday . . . 8:00 A M . . . . . . . . . 10:30 A M 000DJI1 U.S. 19 1 4 mile South of West Cardinal St., Homosassa 628-7000 Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!!000DJMK ReligionNOTES See NOTES / Page C3



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OPINION Page A10SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 How will we grow?Dear commissioners, Please read the following article, as it could very easily have been written about our county: www.thebradenton times.com/index.php? srcnews&refno9392& categoryCommentary. The future is at hand now and many decisions are being made. If our leaders are truly looking into the far future, actions today do make an immense difference. With clean industry, many people can be put to work and vacant properties put back on the tax rolls. May I suggest you go after the solar industry and manufacturing perhaps of solar products. Also could you please review the permit fees for solar panels? At $100 plus $10 per panel, this adds up to an outrageous permit fee compared to the electrical fee at $50 flat. It certainly appears that the fee schedule has been discouraging the solar industry severely in this county for many years. If you want to encourage clean growth, you need to make it possible instead of shooting it in the foot. Healthy capitalism needs the ability to flourish and not be strangled at the starting line. Our county is a wonderful and beautiful place to live. When we work together and not under constrictive borders, we will flourish. We must think as a working unit, not at individual opportunities for advancement. We all live together and must benefit each other, not benefit when the other fails. Theresa Waldron Lecanto A triathlon race across the countySo I am quite impressed with the completion and work done on County Road 486. A nice-looking road. Looking at the route before me I could not help but think what a great course this would make for a race. The contestants would start off with a swim at Tsala Apopka Lake, the beach there. Swim out a half-mile to a floating dock and around it, then back to the beach. From there the contestants would ride their bikes down C.R. 486 to the Walmart parking lot. From there the contestants would run down C.R. 486 to State Road 44 and head to Hunter Springs Park in Crystal River for a jump into the spring to finish the race. How neat would that race be? Maybe 15 to 18 miles in all. A charity race? A race to save the manatees? Send this one up the line for approval.Dave Howe Pine Ridge In his classic novel George Orwell warned about the evils of a totalitarian state dominated by a single ruling party with total power over its inhabitants. Oceania, his fictional superstate, is under complete surveillance by the authorities. The character known as Big Brother reminds everyone he is constantly monitoring the citizens of Oceania, mainly by telescreen. At the end of 2013, the federal government may not yet have telescreens, which in Orwells imagination had the ability to eavesdrop on peoples conversations and broadcast propaganda, but it does have the nonfiction equivalent data collection, drones and other technological invasions of privacy. Our government does have the National Security Agency. And because we have the NSA, and drones and all the rest, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon recently ruled, in an ongoing civil lawsuit, that its significantly likely that the agencys wholesale collection of our phone records is unconstitutional a clear violation of the Fourth Amendments protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Judge Leon suspended his ruling to allow for appeals, but his objection to this information-vacuuming was clearly stated in his 68-page decision: I cannot imagine a more indiscriminate and arbitrary invasion than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing it without prior judicial approval. Surely, such a program infringes on that degree of privacy that the founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment. President Obama has said, Nobody is listening to your telephone calls. He named a panel to review the NSAs methods and the balance between privacy and security. The draft report, expected to be released next month, seems to favor privacy over security. A recent Wall Street Journaleditorial, Disarming Surveillance, supports the NSAs actions and thinks the board Obama appointed is making recommendations that would make data collection impossible, and us more vulnerable. The New York Timessees it differently. Its editorial Tuesday was headlined A Powerful Rebuke of Mass Surveillance. So which is it? In Washingtons tainted political atmosphere, you can be for maximum freedom and privacy ... until there is a terrorist attack. Then, the same people who argue for the Constitution to be taken literally when it comes to the Fourth Amendment (and who argue for a living Constitution on other issues) would demand to know why the government didnt do more to protect us. How much privacy would Americans be willing to give up in exchange for a promise that the bargain will lead to more security? Our leaders regularly tell us they cant guarantee we wont be attacked again, so might this be a Faustian deal with the government devil? NSA Director Keith Alexander claims 50 potential attacks were prevented because of the governments surveillance programs, but we only have his word for it. If you like your privacy you can keep it wouldnt sound any more credible coming from Alexander than it did coming from the president when he gave us his line about keeping our doctors. Freedom is a precious commodity. Like virtue, once it is given up it is difficult, if not impossible, to regain. A government that regularly attempts to encroach on our right to privacy must be restrained by the people. Additional hearings should be held on this critical issue and they should be nonpartisan, as difficult as that may be heading into another election season. Jihadists dont discriminate between political parties. They have vowed to kill as many Americans as possible. Striking the right balance between security and freedom is critical to both. Recent history provides numerous examples of nations that have traded freedom for security and gotten neither. What must be avoided is the kind of thinking Orwell warned against: Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in ones mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. Freedom and security should not be contradictory, but complimentary. In an age of terrorism, this devil is really in the details.Readers may e-mail Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribune.com. It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, 4th Century B.C. CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARDGerry Mulligan ....................................publisherMike Arnold ..............................................editorCharlie Brennan ........................managing editorCurt Ebitz ..................................citizen memberMac Harris ................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ..........................guest memberBrad Bautista ....................................copy chief MILES TO GO Donate now for new DAV vehicle After honorably and courageously serving their country, many veterans return home with visible wounds loss of limbs, disfigurement and others that are not so apparent, such as post traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety and the inability to return to life outside a war zone. Medical care physical, mental and emotional is vital to the care, healing and reintegration of these heroes who fought and sacrificed so much for this country and its people. But not all returning vets have the ability to seek medical care or the means to find their way to treatment facilities, such as those in The Villages or Gainesville. One local group, however, does its best to accommodate those in need. But, now, as the miles have added up over time, members of the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network need the communitys help to help those most in need. According to Joe Stephens, a driver for the organization, $20,000 in donations is needed to help fund a new transport van through the DAV from the Ford Motor Company in Ohio. The actual cost of the van is $35,000, but the state and national DAV organizations contribute the remaining funds. According to Stephens, the groups current van has approximately 276,000 miles on its odometer. The van services patients in Citrus County, including Crystal River, Inverness, Hernando, Holder and Dunnellon. The county, said Stephens, has nearly 22,000 residents who are veterans. Approximately 3,000 ambulatory veterans a year are transported to a Veterans Administration medical facility in either Gainesville or The Villages for appointments or treatments. The patients range from young able-bodied men and women receiving minor treatment to disabled veterans and others who need frequent hospital care. It is the season for giving, and while many residents may be facing donation fatigue by this time each year, a worthy cause such as this one really is the reason for the season. Our veterans gave there all, and some came home with less than they left with. It is our patriotic duty to take care of those who so valiantly took care of us when we needed it the most. Take the time to reach just a little bit deeper this season and find it in your hearts and your wallets to help out a worthy cause with its worthy efforts. It really will be appreciated. THE ISSUE:New van for DAV.OUR OPINION:Worthwhile cause. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352-563-5660.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to letters@chronicleonline.com .LETTERSto the Editor Editors note:On Dec. 15, the Chronicle published the Sound Off, Missing hearing aid. Citrus County Veteran Services may be able to assist the caller. They can be reached at 352-527-5910.Survey saysI think all surveys now in this country are rigged. And if youve ever had statistics which I have and got an A you know that any survey can be skewed. These questions are rigged so that you have to pick one or the other and then they can make their case. It would be better if the survey was unanimous or not offered to only those that want to participate. Take a statistics course, study about statistics and surveys and youll start to have a more skeptical view of all these polls that are on the news.Seeking lower billsId like somebody to tell me, with all the advertising that we see about these new light bulbs saving millions and millions and millions of dollars, when is my electric bill going to start going down?Not in the daylightYou know, Im sitting here in Crystal River on (U.S.) 19 and the Christmas lights are on. Its 11:30 in the morning. Whos paying for them? Come on, man. Shut them off. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTSwill be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. SOUND OFFCALL563-0579 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Cal ThomasOTHER VOICES United Way of Citrus County needs your help to reach its annual fundraising goal. If you can, please send a contribution to the United Way of Citrus County, c/o Gerry Mulligan, The Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Project information: Chapter 70, in Inverness, is the not-for-profit entity through which Stephens is collecting donations. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to: DAV Van Project, c/o Joe Stephens, 2797 W. Xenox Drive, Citrus Springs, FL 34433. He asked that all checks be made out to the DAV Van Project and cash cannot be accepted. For more information or to have Stephens speak to your group about the DAV Van Project, call 352-489-5242 or visit davfl70.yktc.us and click on van service.



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an active role in how their school impacts the environment. Eco-Schools involve teachers, admin istrators and community members with students playing the primary role in working toward a common goal of environmental awareness. Brown and teacher-onspecial-assignment Virginia George explained that Eco-Schools USA is under the direction of the National Wildlife Foundation and currently 50 countries participate in the program. CRPS is one of 55 schools out of the 67 school districts in Florida. Why become an EcoSchool? The CRPS Eco-Action Team Brown, George, Debra Burden, Steven Davis, Josh Fairchild, Marnie Ward and others said it results in financial savings, decreases the schools carbon footprint, reduces school wastes and conserves natural resources, among other things. The process to attain the title is not as simple as sending in an application. Brown and George explained it requires seven lengthy steps: establishing an eco-action team, performing an environmental review, developing an ecoaction plan, monitoring and evaluating progress, linking to educational curriculua, involving the entire school and community and then creating an ecocode, or mission statement. Each of these steps has required a lot of dedicated planning; however, involving the entire school was another story. The CRPS Eco-Action Team developed a plan to focus on CRPSs grounds and landscape first. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, students in grades pre-k through fifth grade participated in unique projects during their specials period they installed bird baths and hummingbird feeders, planted flowers in tires on the art patio, made grass buddies, pulled weeds and many more activities. Each activity that they did was developed around their current classroom curriculum and the Step program, George said. The hands-on activities taught the children how they could make a difference in their own environment. Today we had a class of 44 students, and we talked about our watershed and how all of the activities that we do within our watershed affect the quality of our water, Debra Burden, Citrus Countys water conservation coordinator, said. We planted flowers and herbs on the patio and we are hoping that will draw in butterflies and wildlife and teach the children how to plant and maintain flowers on a regular basis. We want them to respect the environment and learn that the things they do help or hurt our water quality. They can have an impact on that if they respect it. And the children loved it. Planting is a stress reliever, said fifth-grader Sydney Meiman. You cant spell plant without plan, continued fifth-grader Tori Trowell. While we were doing the big tire, we learned that how different plants needed different sunshine. Therefore, you have to plan before you plant. Brown and George continued to explain that the process does not stop here. CRPS will continue to do various environmentfriendly, school-wide projects as they aim to achieve the Green Flag award. Once a school has registered and implemented the seven steps, it can apply for an Eco-Schools award. There are three levels of the award system the first two levels are the bronze and silver awards that are selfassessed. The top level is the Green Flag award, which much be assessed by an Eco-Schools USA assessor and renewed every two years. A school is considered to be a permanent Eco-School once it has gained its fourth Green Flag. For more information about the project, contact CRPS at 352-795-2211. Helen Purvis, 93INVERNESSThe Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Helen Purvis, age 93, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Pastor Donnie Seagle and Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Private inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Sunday at the Inverness Chapel. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to the First Baptist Church of Inverness, 550 Pleasant Grove Road Inverness, FL 34452 or Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Mrs. Purvis was born June 3, 1920 in Chicago, IL, daughter of Joseph and Vera (Csepke) Molnar. She died December 19, 2013 in Inverness, FL. She was a homemaker and moved to Inverness from Miami in 1976. Mrs. Purvis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness, where she was involved with Sunday School, Red Hat Society and a volunteer with the CSM Clothes Closet. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband and high school sweetheart, Earl P McBride, 2nd husband, Charles Ray Purvis, 2 sisters, Betty Mahala and Eileen Reagin and brother, John Molnar. Survivors include 2 sons, Mark P (Kimberlee) McBride of St. Petersburg and F. Cabot (Judi) McBride of Inverness, sister, Dolores Odem, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Bernice Bea Pitts, 84HOMOSASSABernice Bea Pitts, 84, of Homosassa, passed away Dec.16, 2013, at Crystal River Health and Rehab Center. A native of Newark, N.J., she was born June10, 1929. Bea, as she was known to many, moved to Homosassa 30 years ago from Miami, Fla., where she had served as a waitress in a number of Miamis hotels. Locally, Bea will always be remembered for her years of work at one of Citrus Countys most beloved bowling centers, Neffers in Homosassa. Mrs. Pitts is survived by her grandson, Christopher Richard of Homosassa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, George V. Pitts, in 1997; and her seven siblings. Friends will be received from 11a.m. to noon Monday, Dec.23, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, where at Celebration of Life will be held at noon. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell at 1:30 p.m. www.wilderfuneral.com.LOCALCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 A7 000G5S8 HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE Saturday, December 21 st 2013 THEME/DECORATE FOR A Majestic Christmas Anyone wanting to participate is welcome to meet (with a decorated boat, near the river markers) in Kings Bay, at 4:45pm. Parade starts promptly @ 6:15pm. A designated route and entry number will be given to each participating boat. Parade ends at Crackers Restaurant. Come watch the boat parade from any location on Kings Bay to see SANTA before he takes off on his trip from the North Pole!!! Best viewing areas: Crystal River Ale House Petes Pier 3 rd St. Pier The Dockside Ice-cream Shop Crackers Restaurant & Tiki For more information or to pre-register, contact Capt. Suzie Martin at (352)586-8068. WEBSITE http://captsuzie.wix.com/crystalriverboatparade Search Crystal River Community Holiday Boat Parade Prizes well be given for BEST THEMED BOAT and MOST LIGHTS ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS/HER OWN VESSEL. 9TH ANNUAL CRYSTAL RIVER COMMUNITY 000GZ9y NEW OFFICE LOCATION Announces the NEW OFFICE LOCATION NEW OFFICE LOCATION of his new practice Call 228-4975 Comprehensive foot and ankle care for the entire family. Call 228-4975 Call 228-4975 to schedule an appointment Nature Coast Foot And Ankle Center, LLC 6254 W. Corporate Oaks Drive Crystal River (In Meadowcrest) Dr. Kenneth P. Pritchyk DPM 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 000GYYQ Copes Pool & Pavers 000GZ6E Als TV Antenna & Satellite 352.489.5676 11928 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 DEATHSContinued from Page A6 OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Email obits@ chronicle online.com or phone 352-563-5660 for details and pricing. Obituaries must be verified with the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. CRPSContinued from Page A1 We want them to respect the environment and learn that the things they do help or hurt our water quality. Debra Burdenwater conservation coordinator for Citrus County.



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B6SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Citrus claims Awareness game Canes down CR in benefit for cancerJAMESBLEVINS CorrespondentINVERNESS In last years charity girls soccer game, the Crystal River Pirates and the Citrus Hurricanes had things all tied up at the half and only one late-game goal, with 10 minutes left on the clock, decided the outcome in the Lady Pirates favor. But this year, the Sixth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness game was decided a lot earlier, as three first-half goals by the Lady Canes were enough to hold off a second-half push by the Pirates to win the contest 3-1 on Thursday night in Hurricane Stadium. The game was also a District 3A-7 matchup, as both schools share a district after Crystal River moved up from Class 2A in 2013. Citrus is seeded fifth in the district while Crystal River (3-12-1 overall, 3-11-1 district) recently moved behind the Canes in the sixth seed position after defeating the Central Bears on Dec. 17. Citrus (9-9-2, 8-6-2) started with immediate possession of the ball and early pressure in the Pirate defensive zone. We did a great job stepping up in the first half, doing what we needed to do early and sort of setting the tone, Citrus head coach Mark Cassidy said. This early pressure resulted in the first Hurricane goal in the ninth minute by Hannah Schmidt off an accurate pass by Malene Pedersen (one goal and one assist) from across the goal face. Schmidt received the pass and punched home the goal into an open net. Pedersen added a goal of her own in the 33rdminute, unassisted, while Citrus forward Jesse Lamar punched home the final Hurricane goal of the half in stoppage time from 20 yards out for the 3-0 lead at the break. Crystal River goalkeeper Krystina Hartwell (nine saves) had an excellent game in net for the Pirates despite the loss. The game could have had a much worse complexion if not for several key saves Hartwell made off Hurricane breakaways in the first half. Katlyn Marks minded the net for the Canes and came up with eight saves of her own. The Canes easily outshot the Pirates in the first half 10-3 but Crystal River entered the second 40-minute half with an entirely different attitude and looked like a completely different team. Things changed in the second half, Cassidy said of Crystal Rivers play. The adjustments they made worked and really got us off our game and the ball spent way too much time in our half. Crystal River outshot Citrus 7-6 in the second half and scored their first and only goal in the 70thminute as forward Morgan Heckman fed a ricocheted post shot back to a waiting Ginger Hutchinson, who buried the goal. I think the second half was a much better effort, Crystal River head coach Bill Reyes said. We outscored them (in the second half) 1-0 and thats good. But we didnt play a full 80-minute game and that is reflected on the scoreboard. Hopefully, well continue to grow and learn from the second half that maybe we can hang with some of these better teams, Reyes continued. And Citrus is definitely one of the better teams in the district. (Tonight) was a typical Crystal River-Citrus match, Cassidy said of the rivalry. We were able to stabilize it towards the end and limit their runs (to our zone) a little bit. But it was a lot closer than 3-1 (suggests), Cassidy added. Were grateful for a win. Ekeli snags 200th victory Coach watches Citrus team rout CR 8-0DAVIDPIEKLIK CorrespondentCRYSTAL RIVER The Citrus Hurricanes boys soccer team gave head coach Steve Ekeli his 200th career high school win in convincing fashion Thursday with a 8-0 district victory over Crystal River. Austin Wilcoxon scored four goals and Joshua Marsden added a hat trick as the Hurricanes used their speed to get around the Pirates midfield and keep pressure on its defense all game. The win improves the Canes to 11-2-1 overall and 10-2-1 in District 3A-7; the Pirates fell to 3-13 overall and 2-11 in the district. After the game, Ekeli was congratulated for his accomplishment by the Pirates public address announcer as fans for both teams applauded. Ekeli has a lot of respect for the Pirates and head coach Bobby Verlato, who he used to coach alongside with several years ago before taking over the program at Citrus. To win the 200th game here is special because I have a lot of good memories here, he said. Verlato said he learned a lot from Ekeli, and was happy for him. Congratulations to coach Ekeli on his milestone he deserves the win, Verlato said. The Canes jumped out quickly in the game with Wilcoxon scoring on a Marsden corner kick just under seven minutes into the first half; Wilcoxons second goal came less than five minutes later and the Canes never let up. Marsden scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time, his 21st goal of the season. By the time the first-half whistle sounded, the Pirates had not put a shot on goal. Things didnt improve much in the second half, with Crystal River struggling to get the ball past midfield. The Canes were able to consistently work the ball from the middle of the pitch to the outside and capitalize on the quickness of Marsden and Wilcoxon, making it a nightmare for Pirates goalkeepers. Though opposing teams often take measures to limit Marsdens production, Ekeli said Wilcoxon is just as much as a threat. When Austin Wilcoxon is in the open field with the ball on his foot, Ekeki said, theres not too many guys that are going to run him down. To win the 200th game here is special...Steve EkeliCitrus coach said of notching the feat at Crystal River, where he previously coached. JAMESBLEVINS CorrespondentSpeedy, left-footed forward Christina Bresson has played for the Crystal River Pirate girls soccer team for the past two seasons, leading her Pirate team in goals last year with 15, and continuing to pace the Pirates with eight goals so far this year through Nov. 18. As of Monday, Bresson, 17, ranked fifth overall on the scoring depth chart in Citrus County behind Lecantos dual threat of Stephanie Bandstra (21) and Lexi Moore (13) and Citrus goal scoring duo of Taylor Falabella (11) and exchange student Malene Pedersen (9). When it comes to scoring goals, Bresson acknowledges the personal sense of accomplishment she gets from it, but is quick to say how that enjoyment also stems from helping her team win games. Its more of a motivation thing, Bresson said. Because I want (to score lots of goals) but every time I get a goal, I know Im benefitting the team. And at the same time Im racking up my points, Bresson added with a laugh. My goal is to be a team leader and someone the team looks up to, Bresson said. (I want to) keep my top spot as top-point scorer, too. Thats always rewarding at the end of the season. Originally from Melbourne, Bresson moved to Citrus County when she was in kindergarten. A home-schooled student, Bresson missed out on her freshman year playing for the Lady Pirates, despite making the team, due to paperwork issues. Despite the delay, Bresson immediately made her presence felt as a sophomore and turned many heads, including head coach Bill Reyes, in the process. She was our leading scorer last year and shes our leading scorer this year, so obviously she has natural abilities in the speed department, Reyes said of Bresson. But she doesnt sit on her laurels, she works very hard and shes one of the toughest girls we have on the team. Bresson started playing soccer in recreational leagues around Melbourne when she was four, before moving up to more competitive leagues in Citrus County, such as Citrus United, as a teenager. Bresson has her sights set on joining the medical field as a physicians assistant after graduation, looking to possibly attend the University of South Florida. A lot of my life is just soccer and work, Bresson said smiling, and school. Crystal River lost nine starting seniors at the end of its 2012-13 campaign, leaving the current season as more of a rebuilding year for the Lady Pirates as they find themselves in a stacked and competitive District 3A-7 with mostly lowerclassmen taking the field. Last year I guess we had more talent, Bresson said of last seasons Class 2A regional quarterfinal qualifying team. This year, everyone has their own talent, we just have to figure out how to grow and work as a team and get it all together at the same time. With such a young team, veterans like Bresson become key leaders and set examples of how to play on the high school level for future starters. Her experience as a Pirate ace forward seems to be of vital importance to Bresson when asked what her strongest attribute to the team is. I know a lot of the younger (players) look up to me just because I have experience and Ive been on the team (longer), Bresson said. I just think my experience and my knowledge from being on varsity before helps a lot. But physically, I guess (its) my speed, Bresson continued. My speed contributes greatly, especially as a forward. STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the ChronicleCrystal River junior Christina Bresson, right, leads the Pirates with eight goals this season after pacing the team with 15 during the 2012-13 campaign. Crystal Rivers Bresson leads team with goals and experience Dolphins amazing turnaround Associated PressBy now the Miami Dolphins season was supposed to be over, with little left to do but make sure quarterback Ryan Tannehill still had all his body parts and the NFL had an answer for what really went on in the locker room. But something happened on the way to another losing record. Something clicked just when everything seemed to be falling apart after a 300-pound offensive lineman left the team saying he had been bullied. Columnists, opponents and fans questioned the teams leadership, saying the coaches had ceded control to guard Richie Incognito and his bad-boy antics. But instead of imploding, the Dolphins came together. Instead of tanking, they found ways to win. Kind of a blessing in disguise, tackle Bryant McKinnie said. Now the Dolphins are squarely in the playoff hunt, a surprise team peaking at just the right time. With two very winnable games left they control their own destiny in a season when they couldnt even control the locker room. Players say coach Joe Philbins calm response to the November crisis put them on the winning path. Adversity is either going to make your team strong because the leader is going to rally and pull everyone together, or make you disintegrate because the leader is panicking, said Patrick Lencioni, who writes on leadership and team building in business. Clearly he did not panic. The team was floundering even before Jonathan Martin walked out and Incognito was sent packing. The Dolphins had lost four straight games to fall to 3-4, and the uproar over bullying threatened to further fracture a fragile team. Owner Stephen Ross expressed his outrage. Changes need to be made, he said. But changes werent made, at least big ones. Replacements were brought in for Martin and Incognito and they proved capable. The coaching staff remained intact and general manager Jeff Ireland still has his job. But as NFL investigators traveled to Miami to interview everyone about what Incognito said or did to Martin, other things began to change. Miami started to win. The line, with backups replacing Martin and Incognito, gave up fewer sacks and opened up more room to run. And on Sunday, a fill-in safety playing his first NFL game intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal an upset over New England and put the Dolphins in the drivers seat for their first playoff appearance in five years. With all the distractions, everybody still wanted to win, McKinnie said. We found a way to remain focused. Associated PressOn the way to another losing season, Mike Wallace and the Miami Dolphins had something click just when everything seemed to be falling apart.



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TONYCASTRO CorrespondentBoth Crystal River and Citrus will take part in the two-day, 19-team, 12th annual Gulf Duals in New Port Richey. The teams competed Friday at two venues: Gulf and Ridgewood High Schools in New Port Richey. Beginning at 9:15 a.m. today, the three top teams from the four different pools will converge into a 12-man bracket at GHS. The defending tourney champion is Clay. The Blue Devils are the threetime defending Class 1A state runners-up. The tourneys top seeds went to Clay, Dunedin, Nature Coast Technical and Pasco.CR places second at BelleviewCrystal River heads into Gulf with momentum following a fine 7-1 run worth second place in last weekends inaugural 10-team Diamondback Duals at Belleview. The Pirates, who improved to 15-2 on the season, opened the round-robin meet on Friday by trimming Weeki Wachee (53-25), Dunnellon (60-24) and Sarasota (54-21). On Saturday, CRHS crushed archrival Citrus (64-17) before tumbling at the hands of Lakeland-George Jenkins (53-24). Jenkins ended up as tourney champs at 8-0. The Pirates bounced back to solve Ocala-West Port (54-29), Hernando (57-22) and The Villages (60-23). In all, CRHS grapplers captured 74 of 109 bouts (68 percent), featuring 48 pins. Senior Carlos Sanabria at 220 pounds, junior Joel Pelton at 138 and sophomore Eddie Bennis at 182 each went 7-1. Seniors Michael Allan at 132, Nick Hooper at 152 and freshman Dalton David at 106 each posted 6-2 slates. Despite a fine overall performance, veteran Pirate skipper Craig Frederick talked about the highs and lows at Belleview, lamenting the teams one-sided loss to George Jenkins. The high was definitely beating Citrus (64-17), but against George Jenkins we had seven guys get pinned; thats unacceptable, Frederick said. I would have liked to have seen us compete better against Jenkins. The match wasnt close, we only won four matches and one of them was a forfeit. They were much more physical than we were. The biggest lesson learned at Belleview according to Coach Frederick was the Pirates inability to control the match. Individual highlights, according to Frederick, belong to Pelton pinning 2013 state qualifier Daniel Soto of The Villages and Bennis turning heads with five pins. Both he and Pelton combined for 11 pins. According to Frederick, the main purpose behind the Gulf Duals is to see Clay up close and personal. Were going there to see Clay; theyre in our district and our region, explained Frederick. Weve got to prove to ourselves that we can wrestle with them. They lost some kids from last year, but almost every one of their kids this year is ranked. To reach Saturday, the Pirates will have to go through Pool Cs top rated team: NCT. Interestingly, the Pirates had already beaten the Sharks at the Weeki Wachee Duals II, 40-31. CRHS will be led by Hooper (17-4), Pelton (17-5) and Bennis (17-6).Canes take fourth at BelleviewDespite finishing 5-4 for fourth place at Belleview, Citrus second-year mentor Jeff Wood wasnt entirely pleased. The Golden Hurricanes barely broke .500, claiming 55 wins in 109 bouts. Senior Casey Bearden at 170/182 pounds paced the Hurricanes with a perfect 9-0 run, featuring five pins. Senior Brandon Taylor at 160/170 went 8-1, while senior Bradley Wiesenauer at 182/195 finished 7-2 with seven pins. Taylors 16-match win streak ended against unheralded Zach Logan of The Villages on Friday, 12-11. Overall, I thought we wrestled well on the first day. We had three situations versus West Port that we didnt capitalize on, Wood noted. It was kinda a weird weekend. The biggest positive was watching Casey (Bearden) go 9-0. Hes wrestled tough since he lost to (Springsteads Billy) Swift at Forest. In general, we wrestled Jenkins better than we did Crystal River, Wood summed up. This group doesnt understand how much the rivalry means but it means a great deal to me. Youve gotta have the fire and desire. We had too many kids get pinned against Crystal River and thats unacceptable, he added. On the prospects of the Gulf Duals, Were in the same pool with Clay, Land O Lakes and Sunlake which will be good tests. Land O Lakes and Sunlake are two teams well see in regionals. Hopefully, well run into Fivay, too.B2SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS 000GV0B CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Save $10 on Membership for 2014 by Dec. 31, 2013 Join the Fun Today! North Central Florida Tour 352-446-3446 www.senioramateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 000GYMA Citrus $2,300 4 quarterly payments $575 Lakeside $2,200 4 quarterly payments $550 Memberships Include: Greens Fees (unlimited) Cart Fees (unlimited) Range Ball Discounted Guest Fees Pro Shop Discount U.S.G.A. 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The minute I walked in through the wrestling room doors, I met Coach (Jeff) Wood and the Jackson brothers, he recalled. Basically, they encouraged the now 5-foot-7, 132-pound Allan to simply stay with it and keep pushing himself. After two seasons at Citrus, Allan transferred to Crystal River prior to his junior year. The relocation allowed him to switch from wrestling at the rugged Class 2A level to 1A. He helped guide the Pirates to the 1A-8 runner-up trophy at Holiday-Anclote. In the process, the thirdseeded Allan at 120 pounds pinned Trinity Catholics Casey Demary before losing in the semifinals to Weeki Wachees Dante Padilla, 9-5. Again facing elimination, Allan solved Jonathan Padilla of Dunnellon and Pascos Brandon Rasmussen to place third. The following week at Lakeland-Tenoroc in the 1A-II Meet, Allan fell to Avon Parks talented Jose Torres. But from the lethal losers bracket, Allan responded with four wins, including two pins. In the consolation finals he earned a measure of revenge, solving WWHS Dante Padilla for third place, 13-8. Allans postseason run, however, ended at the 49th annual FHSAA Finals at The Lakeland Center. In Round 1, Somerset senior Vic Blasucci posted an 11-3 major decision. Blasucci was no slouch, he ended up placing fifth. This time from the arduous losers bracket, TampaRobinson senior Jeremy Andujar sent Allan packing thanks to a 14-6 major decision. Looking back, I should have beaten one of those two guys, Allan lamented. Trust me, I was not happy losing both matches. It was very frustrating and extremely disappointing watching other kids on the podium. Thats where I need to be. I knew I had to work harder. Though Allan compiled a personal-best 27-11 slate, his final two setbacks have served as motivation for this season. As far as the biggest lessons learned from states, state champions strive to be great, not average, he said. My nerves werent settled the first time there; Ill be much better the next time. This winter, Allan went unbeaten entering last weekends Diamandback Duals at Marion County. He enabled the Pirates to go 7-1 and tote home a secondplace team trophy following the two-day, 10-team event. Allan did suffer his first two losses of the season at 132 pounds: a hard-to-swallow 6-4 decision to George Jenkins junior Ethan Owen and a 9-3 decision to Weeki Wachee senior Jesus Nieves. Nieves is a 2013 2A state qualifier, who like Allan, did not win a match in his first trip to states. Allan entered this weekends 12th annual Gulf Duals behind a solid 14-2 mark. He arrives in the West Pasco County event 15 wins shy of attaining 100 prep victories. Veteran Pirate head coach Craig Frederick has entrusted his faith in Allan. He brings a certain amount of intensity every time he steps on the mats,Frederick said. He wrestles (Nick) Hooper in practice every day. Allan knows that if he doesnt bring it, Hooper will rip him. To me, his biggest qualities begin with his feet and secondly hes a tremendously hard worker, described Frederick. Hes battled through some knee issues. Hes our vocal leader. Hes the guy a lot of our guys respect and look up to. Leading up to this weekends tourney in New Port Richey, Allan practices everyday against the one of the toughest guys in the Pirate wrestling room senior and 2012 state qualifier Nick Hooper. I dont like wrestling guys smaller than me, Allan noted. I wrestle kids bigger than me. Hooper pushes me every day. He knows how I wrestle, but he forces me to switch things up. Allan, who carries a 3.20 grade point average, is leaning toward continuing his studies at the next level in either criminology or electrical engineering. The long term goal, according to Allan, is to wrestle in college. I owe so much to my dad for encouraging me to go out for wrestling, expressed Allan. Hes been there for me during all my wins and especially all my losses. Before I get to college, I plan to wrestle at states and reach the podium thats my thing. Allan dreams of trip to state podium Worst to first Last place to top common in NFL Associated PressIts never a surprise anymore in the NFL when a team goes from last place to the top of its division in one year. When it happens this season, it would mark 11 consecutive years for a basement dweller moving up to the penthouse. And it will definitely occur in the NFC South, because either New Orleans or Carolina, both 10-4 and facing off Sunday, will take the sector. They tied for the bottom spot with Tampa Bay in the division in 2012. The strongest possibilities for an outright last-place team to win its division this year are in the NFC East and North. Philadelphia was 4-12 a season ago, and if it beats Chicago on Sunday night while Dallas loses to Washington, it will take the East. Detroit, also 4-12 in 2012, needs some help to grab the North, but is in contention heading into this weekend. Kansas City is tied with Denver with 11-3 marks in the AFC West and both have made the playoffs. The Chiefs were 2-14 last season, and if they can finish in front of the Broncos who swept them this year they will have made the big climb from bottom to top.Heavy heartDwight Jones is back in an NFL locker room more than a year after walking away from the game. Some thought the wide receiver simply lost his desire to play football. The truth was he needed to be closer to his dying son. My son was born real sick, Jones told reporters Wednesday following his first practice with the New York Jets after being signed to their practice squad. A lot of people didnt understand my story. They just thought I quit football. I didnt just quit football. Jones went undrafted out North Carolina in 2012 despite catching 85 passes for 1,196 yards and 12 touchdowns in the 2011 season for the Tar Heels. He was signed by the Houston Texans as a free agent, and confidently declared he would be the next Andre Johnson. But Jones curiously left the team in May of that offseason. His son, Deizean, was born with lung, heart and brain disorders in September 2011, and doctors werent sure how long hed live. So Jones abruptly ended his pursuit of his NFL dream to care for his son. I tried to play football, but it just didnt feel right, he said. It was the worst feeling of my life. Deizean died on July 6, 2013, due to his medical issues. After mourning his son, Jones decided to give football another try in Deizeans memory. He worked out for the Jets on Tuesday, was signed to their practice squad and dropped to his knees after getting the news that he was officially back in the NFL. Im here, Jones said. God works in mysterious ways. A lot of people doubted me, said they thought I was done. ... Im just happy to be back playing.Something to be proud ofThe Giants arent going to the playoffs this season, but their run defense has been top notch. While they are 13th overall against the run (107.4 yards), they are fourth in average per carry (3.81). They have played their best against the best. NFL leading rusher LeSean McCoy of the Eagles gained 94 yards in two games. Adrian Peterson of the Vikings got 28. Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs gained 65. Matt Forte of the Bears rushed for 67, and Alfred Morris of the Redskins had 26. Marshawn Lynch of Seattle had 47 last week and Eddie Lacy had 27. Those are the NFLs top seven rushers this season. The Giants allowed an average of 129.1 yards per game last season. They bulked up the middle of the defense in the offseason, signing Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson, drafting Johnathan Hankins to go along with Linval Joseph. DEs Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka have played well against the run, and the signing of middle linebacker Jon Beason during the season solidified the unit.Picture thisBengals punter Kevin Huber is reminded of the hit to the jaw that ended his season every time he sends a tweet. Hubers latest Twitter avatar is a photo of the hit in Pittsburgh, replacing a photo of him getting upended during a game against Cleveland. Huber broke his jaw by the chin and suffered a cracked vertebra in his neck when he was hit by Terence Garvin during Antonio Browns 67-yard punt return for a touchdown. Garvin wasnt penalized for the helmet-to-jaw hit, but was fined $25,000 by the NFL. When someone sent Huber a photo of the hit, he decided to make it his identifying picture on Twitter. Associated PressNew Orleans wide receiver Lance Moore and the Saints could make it the 11th year in a row that a team placing last in its division the previous year turns around to win in the following campaign.



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OPINIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 A11 2. Criminals act on opportunities that can be created by us. Forgetting to lock your car and residence can set you up to become an easy victim. Stay vigilant with your security. Sergeant Ryan T. Glaze West Operations 000GU16 What would your number one safety tip be for citizens over the holidays? 1. Lock up your prescription medication when children or companyare visiting your home. Sergeant Scott R. Farmer School Resource Officer-West District 3. Always hide the gifts in such a place so as not to cause injury to the snoopers, like dont hide them under the lawn mower! Detective Corey Davidson Internal Affairs Division 5. Being a smart party host or guest should include being sensible about alcoholic drinks. More than half of all traffic fatalitie s are alcohol-related. Use designated drivers, people who do not drink, to drive other guests home after a holiday party. Dwane Gannon 911 Dispatch 4. Always make sure there is enough water in the stand for a live Christmas tree. Never let your tree get dry and brittle. Linda Fritz Receptionist 6. If a fire develops in your oven, keep the oven door closed. Chief Jim Goodworth Fire Rescue 7. Dont put your vacation plans or plans to leave home on social media. Deputy Connary Reynolds 8. Use flameless candles instead of regular candles. Deputy Michele Tewell 9. Keep a list with all of the important phone numbers you or a baby sitter would need in case of an emergency. Include the police and fire department, your pediatrician and the National Poison Help Line, 1-800-222-1222. Laminating the list will prevent it from being torn ordamaged by accidental spills. Captain Danny Linhart West Operations 10.Count your candles as you light them so you blow out the same number of candles that you lit. Heather Yates Media Relations Manager www.sheriffcitrus.org 726-4488 LETTERSto the Editor Be a Santa to a seniorThank you for the Dec. 1 message of the joint effort by local organizations, businesses and the Citrus County Department of Community Services to bring Christmas cheer to seniors who might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift this year. Two youth organizations Lecanto Levis and the Eases Rough Riders 4-H Clubs and a local business Home Instead Senior Care have joined Community Support Services to identify needy and isolated seniors in Citrus County, How wonderfully considerate of these concerned citizens in being thoughtful of some who may not have family members or friends in their senior years on Christmas Day! In this holiday effort, Christmas tree ornaments have been placed on trees featuring seniors requests at the following businesses/locations: Melodies Body Image Gym, Michaels Floor Covering, Inc., G&R Health Mart Pharmacy, Mamas Kuntry Kafe, Taylor Rental Rental, Home Instead Senior Care and all Citrus County libraries. Holiday shoppers, after getting ornaments, can buy item(s) on the lists and return them unwrapped along with the ornament attached. As a part of my holiday schedule, I plan on participating in this noteworthy project. Both of my parents have passed on, but if I can bring some happiness to others, this would make my Christmas 2013 a very special one.Renee ChristopherMcPheeters Crystal RiverFishing club offers its gratitudeBack in the spring of this year a few women got together one Saturday afternoon at the Coastal Region Library in Crystal River and formed the Nature Coast Lady Anglers club, the first ladies-only fishing club in Citrus County. Our enthusiasm for the sport far outweighed our knowledge and skill level at that time, but as the months have passed we can now say with confidence, Weve come a long way, baby. That being said, we certainly didnt do it without help. The Nature Coast Lady Anglers would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the following for their encouragement, support and help as we established ourselves and grew during 2013: The FWC Outreach and Education Department; R.G. Schmidt, the Tight Lines columnist for the Chronicle; Lauren Moore with Moore Bait and Tackle; Bert Winkler with OFC Rods Plugs and Jewelry; the staff at The Plantation on Crystal River; Matt and Sue Clemons with Aardvarks Florida Kayak Co.; Paul Cross at The Plantation Adventure Center; Linda Jones with the USCGA; and Andy Smith with the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Department. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to working with you again in the upcoming year.Delores Belanger Nature Coast Lady Anglers OcalaConcerned about gas pipelineThe impact radius of a Sabal gas pipeline explosion is 800 feet. Is my property at least 800 feet away from any part of the pipeline? An explosion will create fires. There is an extraordinary amount of fuel that surrounds my property and home. In this area, fire spreads very rapidly. What are my chances for surviving a pipeline explosion and resulting fire? Does Sumter County have any provisions to protect me from the expected explosion and fire?Gertrude C. Dickinson Lake PanasoffkeeSharing values important on Christmas DayIt was decided by family and friends to have a pioneer Christmas this year, which means we have to prepare meals, gifts and attitude for what pioneers would have experienced and anticipated years-end Christmas celebration. That means no electrical items, candles will light the way to a special enlightened festival. Our Christmas tree will have handmade decorations, such as paper, cloth and ribbon, with stringed popcorn and cranberries, cut red/green paper chains, burlap yarn tied in a bow around pinecone, and baked goods such as cookies among the evergreen branches. Some ideas havent been discovered yet, perhaps Christmas Eve we will identify more. For our meal, prepared on open fire, stuffed Cornish-like hens, whole squash, corn ears, chopped potato, gravy thickened with flour, salt-rising bread, chopped eggs, clunked cheese, apple pie and a special touch with citrus, which we will find as a team during Christmas day early hours, placing cloves in a row on oranges and topping it with a green bow. Entertainment is a snowy, 1,000-piece puzzle, a Christmas play, singing carols, making music, word games, telling stories and keeping warm by the fire, if its necessary, because there will be lots of warmth in our cabin. For us, as a family, Christmas is being together, with whatever we have to offer for each other to make our family unit a memory. Although Christmas is the birth of Christ, its also peace, love, and hope. No matter what your religion is or is not, make Christmas day differentiated, by your creative thoughts, it really doesnt take much to produce added somethings of new delight to your Christmas sunrise. Oh, I didnt include our gifts. That would be the preparation of natural endowment to family, community and friends in a country that shared the belief that all had a purpose, once. Not all have the same thoughts, or understanding, but all have a life to share, whether its happy holiday sharing, Christmas day sharing or something so very special to say or give. We cant be all wrong, nor can we all be right, but we can if we try, be a someone that can afford to make Dec. 25 a good day to remember, by sharing value in a course of existence.Sandra Brasmeister InvernessThank you from Family Fun Walk We are very grateful and would like to again thank all who supported us in this venture. They gave of their time, donations and talents to make the first Family Fun Walk of 2013 a huge success. Because of the walk, funds were raised that helped the Le Lech League (LLL) get started in Citrus County. As of May 6, 2013, LLL has been holding meetings at The Ceili, located at 116 N.E. Fifth St., Crystal River, with parking across the street. In attendance at the walk were parents, nursing babies, toddlers, kids, teens and grandparents who attended, walked, and shared a good time in the sun. Displays on breastfeeding, childbirth education, WIC, car seat safety were inside, while face painting, bounce house, Citrus County fire truck inspection, an exercise session as well as water/snacks were outside. The breastfeeding factoid posters along the walk route provided additional education on breastfeeding for all the walkers. Gift Certificates were awarded at the end of the walk. Many thanks to: The Ceili, Just a Cupcake, AJs Caf, Megan Otera, Citrus County Breastfeeding Coalition members, Clementines Boutique, Walmart, Citrus Pedi Aquatics, Fun Factory Bounce House, Healthy Families Dance Central, and to all who contributed that day.The Citrus County Breastfeeding Coalition Not another nickelNo matter what Duke Energy does with that plant, the only thing that should cost me a nickel is the electricity they send my way. And another thing: Who are the other nine owners who own that plant it said in this mornings paper (Dec. 11)? I thought Duke Energy owned it. It said, Coupled with funds from the plants nine other owners. Who could that be?Editors note: The nine minority owners are: City of Bushnell, City of Gainesville, City of Kissimmee, City of Leesburg, City of Ocala, Orlando Utilities Commission, Seminole Electric Cooperative and City of New Smyrna Beach.Haircut not cheapThe article in Sound Off about obviously some female crying the blues that men get better treated, they get better quality. The biggest thing, which I thought was the funniest, was men are charged $7 less for a haircut than a woman. I guess if you go in and do a comparison of what is done to the mans hair vs. whats done to the womans hair and the effort they go through to style and combing a lot more hair than on a man. And I go to a beauty shop for my haircut, too, and I pay a pretty good price for it, but the guy is very good.Check out the lightsIf people have not been to the fantastic light display on Mary Lue Street in Inverness, they are missing one of the best things that they could ever see. Unfortunately, this is going to be the end of the display. This is the last year that the people will be doing it. So everybody needs to get out there and check it out. It is absolutely fantastic. These people should be given a key to the city or something for what theyve done for so many years. Absolutely wonderful.Cancer help at centerIf you or a family member or friend want information on cancer, you can call or visit the Cancer Resource Center located at 208 Grace St., Inverness. Phone number 637-5577. Staffed by a volunteer on Monday from 8 to 12 and Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 12. You are welcome to stop by or call. The volunteers at the center, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Citrus Memorial hospital, look forward to assisting you. Wigs and head covers are available onsite for chemotherapy patients, as well as mastectomy bras and prostheses.Should get a creditI turned in a tag. I had to sell a car because my wife and I needed the money. So were down to one vehicle. And I asked the lady, Do I get credit for my tag being that it was due in September? And I thought 10 months, nine months to go left on it, so will I get credit on next years? She said, no, they dont do that. So you pay your registration for a whole year. Even though youre two months into it, you, as a customer, lose 10 months. Thats not fair. I should at least get some pro-rated credit toward my other registration next year unless I get another vehicle. Thats not fair. SOUND OFFCALL563-0579



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SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 C7CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian who is famous for writing The Prince, said, Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast that however high we reach, we are never satisfied. At the bridge table, we must decide how high we wish to reach. In this deal, North opens one diamond, South responds one spade, and North raises to three spades (yes, he might bid four spades). Now South normally has three choices. He can pass with no interest in game. He can raise to four spades. Any other suit bid shows interest in a slam. Here, four diamonds is a control-bid (cuebid), usually indicating the ace. However, since it is partners first-bid suit, South might have only the diamond king when he does not have the club ace. (Do not make your first controlbid with a shortage void or singleton in partners second suit.) North then control-bid four hearts. (If NorthSouth had been using Roman Key-Card Blackwood, North would have bid four no-trump.) This allowed South to use Blackwood twice before jumping to seven spades. (Yes, South might have bid seven no-trump.) West leads the club queen. After winning trick one with his king, South cashes the spade ace, getting the bad news. Now he crosses to dummys club ace and plays the spade nine, capturing Easts 10 with his king. Back to the board with a heart, another spade through East picks up his trumps and allows declarer to claim. (MSNBC) 42 41 42 C aug ht on C amera C aug ht on C amera C aug ht on C amera L oc k up G L oc k up G L oc k up G (NGC) 109 65 109 44 53Lost Faces of the Bible G Lost Faces of the Bible PG Doomsday PreppersHow To Survive the End of the World How To Survive the End of the World How To Survive the End of the World (NICK) 28 36 28 35 25iCarly GVictoriousSam & Sam & Sam & HauntedThunderAwesomeFull HseFull HseFriendsFriends (OWN) 103 62 103 Undercover BossUndercover BossUndercover BossUndercover BossUndercover BossUndercover Boss (OXY) 44 123 Freaky Friday (2003) PG 13 Going on 30 (2004) PG-13 Freaky Friday (2003) PG (SHOW) 340 241 340 4War HorseHomeland The Star MA The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun Hyde Park 2013 Seven Psychopaths (2012) Colin Farrell. Premiere. (In Stereo) R Another Day, Another Time (SPIKE) 37 43 37 27 36Cops PG Cops PG Cops PG Cops PG Cops (N) PG Cops PG Kickboxing Glory 13: Tokyo. (N) (In Stereo Live)Cops PG Cops PG (STARZ) 370 271 370 Oz the Great A Knights Tale (2001) Heath Ledger. A peasant poses as a knight for a shot at jousting glory. Spartacus: Vengeance MA Spartacus: Vengeance MA Spartacus: Vengeance Balance MA (SUN) 36 31 36 BasketballLightning Live! NHL Hockey Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (Live) Lightning Live! College Basketball Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt. (N Same-day Tape) (SYFY) 31 59 31 26 29 Fright Night (2011) R The Faculty (1998, Horror) Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall. R Pitch Black (2000) Radha Mitchell. Vicious creatures stalk the survivors of a spaceship crash. NR28 Days Later R (TBS) 49 23 49 16 19RaymondRaymondRaymondRaymondBig BangBig BangBig BangBig BangBig BangBig BangGroundTrust Me (TCM) 169 53 169 30 35 Jaws (1975, Horror) Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw. PG Auntie Mame (1958, Comedy) Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne. NR Christmas Eve (1947, Drama) George Raft. NR (TDC) 53 34 53 24 26Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) Moonshiners (In Stereo) (TLC) 50 46 50 29 30Christmas LightMy Crazy ObsessionHere Comes HoneyLong Island MediumMediumCakeHere Comes Honey (TMC) 350 261 350 Mean Girls (2004) PG-13 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) Ice Cube. (In Stereo) PG-13 A Cadaver Christmas (2011, Comedy) Ben Hopkins. NR Storage 24 (2012, Horror) Noel Clarke. R (TNT) 48 33 48 31 34 Fred Claus (2007) Vince Vaughn. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Fantasy) Judy Garland. G (DVS) The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland. A tornado whisks a Kansas farm girl to a magic land.Fred Claus (TOON) 38 58 38 33 GrinchSmurfs Shrek (2001, Comedy) PG RegularAdvenKing/HillKing/HillFam. GuyFam. Guy (TRAV) 9 106 9 44Pizza Paradise 2 GBacon Paradise GGhost AdventuresGhost AdventuresGhost AdventuresGhost Adventures (truTV) 25 55 25 98 55Worlds Dumbest...Worlds Dumbest...Top 20 Funniest Top 20 Funniest Top 20 Funniest Worlds Dumbest... (TVL) 32 49 32 34 24CosbyCosbyBradyBradyBradyBradyRaymondRaymondRaymondRaymondRaymondRaymond (USA) 47 32 47 17 18Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern FamilyFast Five (WE) 117 69 117 Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 20Funny Home VideosVideosBulls EyeNBA Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls.NewsMotherRules Dear Annie: I am in my late 70s and have been with a wonderful man for some time now. Joe and I both lost our spouses several years ago. We each own our own homes and are debtfree, although I have to watch my finances more closely. Joe has asked me to sell my house and move in with him, but I have mixed emotions regarding our relationship. Although he has a very nice home, I am quite comfortable in my own place. To simply move in together without being married makes me wonder about his level of commitment to me. Joe is a kind and caring person. He has told me I can stay in his home for a lifetime should something happen to him. What if I moved in with him and then our relationship changed for the worse? I would no longer have a home, and at my age, it would be very difficult to begin all over. Should I just end the relationship now and be alone? I truly love this man, but I am at a crossroads. Torn in Toledo Dear Torn: When someone asks you to move in with him, and you arent ready to do so, the answer is a simple no. You dont have to end the relationship over it. If you need a commitment to marry before moving in, say so. Joe cannot read your mind. If he doesnt wish to marry you, feel free to continue to date him, but keep your own home. Youll feel more secure. Dear Annie: My stepdaughter has announced that she will be getting married next year. She would like a destination wedding in Tahiti. Her father and I do not have a lot of money. We told her we could give her a certain amount toward the wedding, but we could not afford for both of us to attend. Her response was, Youll figure it out. My husband is two years away from retirement, and we refuse to take out a loan. Im afraid this is going to cause tension in the family. Please help. Not Going Dear Not: Your stepdaughter seems rather self-absorbed. Let her know that you have figured it out by deducting the cost of your airfare and hotel from the amount you have offered to give her toward the wedding. When she objects (and she will), be excessively sweet and say in that case, her father will attend without you, and wish her well. People who plan exotic destination weddings place a huge burden on their friends and family and cannot demand that everyone show up. Dear Annie: Please tell Holding My Breath that the kindest thing she can do is tell this woman with killer breath to see a periodontist to rule out gum disease. If inadequately treated, it can lead to bone loss and the loss of her teeth. While in medical school, I learned very little about gum disease that results from inadequately treated gingivitis. Two of the major symptoms of this disease are bleeding gums and bad breath. Many years ago, I failed to tell my wife that she had bad breath, because I didnt want to hurt her feelings. I have regretted my ignorance ever since. For the past 40 years, she has endured complicated, uncomfortable and expensive procedures, which now include dental implants. Expenses have exceeded $100,000. We have discovered that regular six-month checkups with our dentist and dental hygienist are absolutely necessary. We also make sure to brush our teeth twice daily for at least two minutes at a time, along with daily flossing and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Since we have started this regimen, neither of us has bad breath or bleeding gums. Her dentist can recommend the appropriate care products. An MD Who Learned the Hard WayAnnies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge (Answers Monday) EVENTABYSS MISFITVIABLE Yesterdays Jumbles: Answer: Declining their offer to join the poker game would be his BESTBET Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. CIMMI SHALS CEDIVE HOIPAB Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags Answer here: SATURDAY EVENING DECEMBER 21, 2013 C: Comcast, Citrus B: Bright House D/I: Comcast, Dunnellon & Inglis F: Oak Forest H: Holiday Heights C B D/I F H6:006:307:007:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:30 ^ (WESH) NBC 19 19 NewsNewsEntertainment NightThe Sing-Off PGThe Blacklist Saturday Night LiveNewsSNL # (WEDU) PBS 3 3 14 6NewsHour Wk Charlie Rose The Lawrence Welk Show G Keeping Up Keeping Up As Time Goes By As Time Goes By Waiting for God Yes, Minister How Sherlock Changed the World % (WUFT) PBS 5 5 5 41Lawrence WelkDoc Martin PGMovie The National Parks: Americas Best IdeaAustin City Limits ( (WFLA) NBC 8 8 8 8 8NewsNightly News Bucs Bonus Paid Program The Sing-Off (In Stereo) PG The Blacklist Frederick Barnes Saturday Night Live (In Stereo) NewsSaturday Night Live ) (WFTV) ABC 20 20 20 College FootballJeopardy! G Wheel of Fortune I Want a Dog for Christmas Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 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PG Leverage The Reunion Job Deep Blue Sea (1999, Science Fiction) Thomas Jane. R F (WTTA) MNT 6 6 6 9 9HouseRaw Trav.Health SuperBloopersBloopersFuturamaFuturamaRing of Honor Wrest.Bones H (WACX) TBN 21 21 PaidBlairJim RaleyLife Center ChurchRabbi MesserPaidGaither HomecomingPaidPaid L (WTOG) CW 4 4 4 12 12King of Queens King of Queens Two and Half Men Two and Half Men White Collar Bottlenecked PGWhite Collar Neighborhood Watch PGEngagementEngagementThe Arsenio Hall Show O (WYKE) FAM 16 16 16 15Naked City PG School Zone Your Citrus County CourtDa Vincis Inquest (In Stereo) I Spy G Eye for an Eye Fam Team S (WOGX) FOX 13 7 7TMZ (N) PG Big BangBig BangAlmost Human Bones FOX 35 News at 10Animation Dom (WVEA) UNI 15 15 15 15 14Comed.NoticieroVirginiaChavoSbado Gigante (N) PG (SS) Comed.Noticiero (WXPX) ION 17 Law Order: CILaw Order: CILaw Order: CILaw Order: CILaw Order: CILaw Order: CI (A&E) 54 48 54 25 27 The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Drama) Tim Robbins. R Bonnie & Clyde Bonnie and Clyde evade the law. (Part 1 of 2) L,S,V Bonnie & Clyde Bonnie wants to generate headlines. (Part 2 of 2) L,S,V (AMC) 55 64 55 Remember the Titans (2000, Drama) Denzel Washington. PG Jack Frost (1998) Michael Keaton. A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. PG Jack Frost (1998, Fantasy) Michael Keaton. PG (ANI) 52 35 52 19 21Too Cute! Roly-Poly Puppies PG Too Cute! Big Jobs Little Paws PG Too Cute! Little Wildcats PG Too Cute! (N) (In Stereo) PG Too Cute! Fuzzy Puppy Stars PG Too Cute! (In Stereo) PG (BET) 96 19 96 For Colored Girls (2010, Drama) Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson. R Winnie (2011, Biography) Jennifer Hudson. Premiere. The story of South African politician Winnie Mandela. R Cadillac Records (2008) R (BRAVO) 254 51 254 Somethings Gotta Give (2003) Bee Movie (2007, Comedy) PG Bee Movie (2007, Comedy) PG (CC) 27 61 27 33 Role Models (2008, Comedy) Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd. NR Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Michael Cera. A slacker contends with his new girlfriends exes. Scary Movie (2000) Shawn Wayans. R (CMT) 98 45 98 28 37Son-inLaw The Marine (2006, Action) John Cena, Robert Patrick. Thugs kidnap the wife of a soldier. PG-13 Orange County Choppers (N) PG Swamp Pawn (N) PGLarry the Cable Guys, Christmas (CNBC) 43 42 43 PaidPaidSecretSecretAmerican GreedSuze Orman ShowSecretSecretAmerican Greed (CNN) 40 29 40 41 46CNN Newsroom (N)CNN Special (N)CNN Special (N)Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown CNN Special (DISN) 46 40 46 6 5Austin & Ally G Jessie G A.N.T. Farm G Jessie G Disneys A Christmas Carol (2009, Fantasy) PG Phineas and Ferb Lab Rats Y7 Mighty Med Y7 Jessie G A.N.T. Farm G (ESPN) 33 27 33 21 17College Football: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl College Football: R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (ESPN2) 34 28 34 43 49College Basketball College Basketball: Gotham Classic Womens College Volleyball Basket (EWTN) 95 70 95 48LivingRosaryMother Angelica LivePope Pius XII Theater of the WordCollin Raye (FAM) 29 52 29 20 28 The Santa Clause (1994) Tim Allen. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Comedy) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. G The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Comedy) Tim Allen. G (FLIX) 118 170 Startup. com R Cool Runnings (1993) Leon. (In Stereo) PG Jungle Fever (1991, Drama) Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra. R Do the Right Thing (1989, Drama) Danny Aiello. (In Stereo) R (FNC) 44 37 44 32Americas News HQFOX Report (N)Huckabee (N)Justice With JeanineGeraldo at Large (N)Red Eye (FOOD) 26 56 26 Restaurant ExpressChopped G Chopped G Chopped G Chopped G On the Rocks G (FS1) 732 112 732 College Basketball HoopsCollege Basketball SportsFOX Sports Live (N) (FSNFL) 35 39 35 FameMagicNBA Basketball Sacramento Kings at Orlando Magic.MagicCollege Basketball: Orange Bowl Classic (FX) 30 60 30 51 X-Men: First Class (2011, Action) James McAvoy. The early years of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. PG-13 Thor (2011, Action) Chris Hemsworth. Cast out of Asgard, the Norse god lands on Earth. PG-13Green Lantern (GOLF) 727 67 727 GolfTop 10Big Break NFLBig Break NFLBig Break NFLGolf Royal Trophy, Final Day. From China. (HALL) 59 68 59 45 54Fir Crazy (2013, Romance-Comedy) Sarah Lancaster, Eric Johnson. NR The Christmas Blessing (2005, Drama) Neil Patrick Harris. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008, Drama) Henry Winkler. (HBO) 302 201 302 2 2 The Bourne Legacy (2012) Jeremy Renner. (In Stereo) PG-13 Broken City (2013) Mark Wahlberg. Premiere. (In Stereo) R 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road Fight Game Ted R (HBO2) 303 202 303 The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Jason Segel. (In Stereo) R Girls MA Girls MA Getting On MA School GirlTreme This City (In Stereo) MA Treme Batiste gets a movie job. MA (HGTV) 23 57 23 42 52HuntersHunt IntlHuntersHunt IntlLove It or List It GLove It or List It, TooHuntersHunt IntlHuntersHunt Intl (HIST) 51 54 51 32 42Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn StarsPawn StarsPawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 31Christmas Crash (2008, Drama) Michael Madsen, Alexandra Paul. NR The Twelve Trees of Christmas (2013, Drama) Mel B, Casper Van Dien. NR Christmas on the Bayou (2013, Romance) Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton. NR (LMN) 50 119 The Haunting Of... (In Stereo) PG The Haunting Of... 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Birthday A strong work ethic and a lot of determination will be necessary if you are to accomplish your goals. This year is a turning point, and adequate preparation will determine how far you go. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Your lust for new adventures will be sated if you travel or seek out mentally stimulating groups. New environments and ideas will likely inspire a shift in your professional focus. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You may be faced with handling the affairs of older relatives. Your partner may become frustrated if you are unable to fit in quality time together. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Tension will cause confrontations with your partner. It is important to openly discuss the root of the problem. Secret endeavors may damage your standing. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Its not the day to be controversial. Try to be cognizant of workplace politics. Aries (March 21-April 19) Travel in search of adventure and look to expand your horizons. This is a great day to make a positive change. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Stubbornness will be your downfall if you refuse to take advice from friends or relatives. Keep an open mind. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Friends will feel neglected if you are devoting too much time to a new friend or lover. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Heated debates with people close to you may lead to an unexpected change. Overreacting will have catastrophic results. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Your emotional reactions will leave you feeling alienated from the ones you love. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Try to put off meetings with superiors until you are fully prepared. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Focus and attention to detail will bring significant improvements to your affairs. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Your mental acuity will be exceptional and must be used to advance your cause.TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Saturday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2013. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 12:11 p.m. Todays Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1913, whats regarded as the first newspaper crossword puzzle was published in the New York World. Created by journalist Arthur Wynne, it was billed as a Word-Cross Puzzle. On this date: In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional act authorizing the Navy Medal of Honor. In 1937, Walt Disneys first featurelength animated cartoon, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, had its world premiere in Los Angeles. In 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. In 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected to a seven-year term as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France. In 1988, 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, sending wreckage crashing to the ground. Ten years ago: The government raised the national threat level to orange, indicating a high risk of terrorist attack. Five years ago: Detroit became the first 0-15 team when it was routed 42-7 by the New Orleans Saints. One year ago: President Barack Obama nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state. Todays Birthdays: Talk show host Phil Donahue is 78. Actress Jane Fonda is 76. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 65. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Chris Evert is 59. Actress Jane Kaczmarek is 58. Actorcomedian Ray Romano is 56. Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 47. Actor Steven Yeun is 30. Thought for Today: The time will come when Winter will ask us: What were you doing all the Summer? Bohemian proverb. Today inHISTORY CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Todays active pollen: Juniper, composites Todays count: 5.6/12 Sundays count: 8.6 Mondays count: 7.9 To start your subscription:Call now for home delivery by our carriers:Citrus County: 352-563-5655 Marion County: 888-852-2340 13 weeks: $39.64* 6 months: $70.63* 1 year: $133.87**Subscription price includes a separate charge of .15.5 per day for transportation cost and applicable state and local sales tax. Call 352-563-5655 for details. There will be a $1 adjustment for the Thanksgiving edition. This will only slightly affect your expiration date. 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Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community ENTERTAINMENT J.K. Rowling to work on Harry Potter playLONDON Harry Potter has traveled from page to screen and now to stage. J.K. Rowling said Friday she is working on a play about the boy wizards life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Rowlings seven-book saga begins when Harry, an unloved orphan grudgingly raised by his aunt and uncle, receives a letter informing him he is a wizard. Rowling said in a statement that the play will explore the previously untold story of Harrys early years as an orphan and outcast. Rowling will be a co-producer on the show, along with veteran British theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. The statement said Rowling will collaborate with a writer but will not write the script herself. Writer and director have yet to be chosen. No opening date has been set for the show, which will be developed in Britain next year. Rowlings Harry Potter novels have sold more than 450 million copies around the world and were adapted into eight Warner Bros. feature films.SeaWorld runs ads after cancellationsORLANDO SeaWorld has set up a website and posted ads in a handful of newspapers around the nation in response to a critical documentary that inspired eight musical acts to cancel performances at the companys Orlando marine park. SeaWorld posted the ad Friday in The New York Times The Wall Street Journal The Washington Post, USA Today, the Orlando Sentinel the San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Antonio Express-News SeaWorld has parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio. Both the ad and the website, www.seaworldcares.com, describe SeaWorld as an advocate for animals and detail its efforts to rescue and care for marine animals. More than half a dozen musical exacts have pulled out of SeaWorld Orlandos Bands, Brew and BBQ concert series in February, citing the documentary Blackfish.Settlement on Kasem conservatorshipLOS ANGELES Casey Kasems wife and one of his daughters have reached a settlement that ends a bid to place the ailing radio personality in a conservatorship. Details of the agreement between Kasems wife, Jean, and his daughter Julie Kasem were not divulged in a Los Angeles court where the settlement was announced Friday. Julie Kasem had been seeking a conservatorship and has said she and her siblings have been blocked from seeing their father, who is suffering from advanced Parkinsons disease. Her attorney Andrew Katzenstein said the terms of the settlement are confidential. Another of Kasems daughters, Kerri, has not reached an agreement. Her attorney Troy Martin said she may have to file a petition to see her 81-year-old father without certain restrictions. Martin says Casey Kasem is currently hospitalized but wouldnt provide more details. From wire reports Associated PressBritish author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers Sept. 27, 2012, at the Southbank Centre in London. Harry Potter is coming to the stage. Rowling said on Friday that she is working on a play about the boy wizards life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A4SATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 Casey Kasem



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A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerA man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend and who decided to plead no contest just before the case went to trial was sentenced to 22 years in prison and a lifetime of probation. Arthur Neil Sputa Jr., 50, could have received 25 years in jail for the second-degree charge of killing 59-year-old Diane Bartlett and leaving her corpse behind a shed on the couples property for several days in 2011. Before announcing the sentence, Circuit Court Judge Ric Howard said Sputas strangulation killing of Bartlett is what is called HAC or heinous, atrocious and cruel in legal jargon because it entails spending a lot of time holding a person down until the life is snuffed out of them. Howard also said Sputas crime was the wretched example of too much alcohol and meth use. Before Sputas fate was decided, his attorneys J. Juan Lynum and Debra Tuomey mounted a vigorous case at the hearing to get the court to impose only a lifetime of probation in the case. Lynum laid out four reasons he thought Howard should depart from the guidelines and sentence Sputa to a lesser term. INSIDE Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community50 CITRUS COUNTYSeason sweep: Citrus takes second game from Lecanto /B1 LOCAL NEWS:RescuedWildlife officials and volunteers rescue an emaciated manatee at the King Spring sanctuary./Page A3www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Classifieds . . . .C9 Comics . . . . .C8 Community . . . .C6 Crossword . . . .C7 Editorial . . . .A10 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C8 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C7 HIGH83LOW61Morning fog, then mostly sunny and warm.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning F O GDECEMBER 21, 2013 VOL. 119 ISSUE 136 SATURDAY 000GTQN 22 years for convicted killer NEWS BRIEF Jobless rate still sliding PATFAHERTY Staff writerCitrus Countys unemployment rate continues to decline, paired with a slightly smaller labor force. Department of Economic Opportunity figures released Friday put the countys November unemployment rate at 7.1percent, down from 7.2percent in October and from 8.9percent in November 2012. It is the countys lowest unemployment rate since May 2008. The county labor force is estimated at 56,906, down 265 from the previous month. The number of people employed fell by 193 and the number of those without jobs dropped by 72 to 4,051. The states November unemployment rate of 6.4percent was the lowest since July 2008. Floridas unemployment rate has been lower than the national rate since March 2013, after being equal to or higher than the nation for more than five years. Rebecca Rust, DEO chief economist, said that over the year, all 67 Florida counties had declines in their unemployment rates over the year. Over the month, 42 counties had decreases in their unemployment rates, 11 increased, and 14 remained unchanged. Neighboring Sumter County Hernando man stabbed, strangled girlfriend in 2011 MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleArthur Sputa was sentenced Friday morning to 22 years in prison for the murder of his live-in girlfriend Diane Bartlett. Sputa had pleaded no contest to the charges in the March 2011 homicide. Sputa is sworn in Friday morning by Circuit Court Judge Ric Howard during the opening of his sentencing hearing. See KILLER/ Page A5 Were hoping to get noticed by companies looking to relocate.Don Taylorexecutive director, Citrus County EDC. See JOBLESS/ Page A5 Parades take to local roads, waterwaysThere are three holiday parades scheduled today. Beginning at 5:30p.m., the annual Inglis Christmas Parade and Festival will take place. The mile-and-ahalf parade starts at the Yankeetown School and ends at the Inglis Community Center with a festival starting at 6p.m. The ninth annual Crystal River Holiday Boat Parade, A Majestic Christmas, begins at 6p.m. Spectators can view the line of boats all decked out in lights from any location on Kings Bay. Best viewing spots include: Crystal River Ale House, Petes Pier, Third Street Pier, Dockside Ice Cream Shop and Crackers Restaurant and tiki bar. Also at 6p.m., the 29th annual Homosassa Christmas Boat Parade will proceed from marker 75 near Bird Island, travel up the Homosassa River to its first judging location at MacRaes, then head to Riverside Resorts where the boats will parade around before heading to Seagrass Resort. The final judging location is at Magic Manatee Marina where the parade concludes. After the parade, the public is invited to stop by Magic Manatee Marina on Halls River Road for an awards ceremony and a closer view of the decorated boats. CRPS receives prestigious title ERYNWORTHINGTON Staff writerCRYSTAL RIVER Crystal River Primary School Principal Donnie Brown has been telling everyone that her students are exceptional. But really they are. Recently, CRPS received the prestigious title of Eco-School, which makes it the only school in Citrus County with the qualification. The two closest Eco-Schools are in Alachua and Marion counties. Eco-School is an international program founded in 1994 through the Foundation for Environmental Education for environmental education and management. The program encourages students to take Crystal River Primary School fifth-graders from left, Conner Bergman, Tori Trowell and Sydney Meiman are assisted by Citrus County water conservation coordinator Debra Burden as they water plants that are one of the schools eco-projects. Eco-Schools is an international program for environmental education and management.STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the Chronicle See CRPS/ Page A7



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Chambliss joined the staff of the church as senior pastor on Nov. 17. Pastor Chambliss previously served as childrens pastor and handles administrative pastoral duties for New Life at Park Street Church in Jacksonville. Rock Crusher Road Church is at 419 N. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. Call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusherchurch.com. Come and celebrate Kwanzaa from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Old Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Square in Inverness. Admission is one nonperishable food item. Call Lillian Smith at 352-637-3572 or Carol Bowers at 352-270-3866. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists fellowship will host its next Forgotten Film Festival at 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 2 to 30. The film schedule is as follows: Jan. 2 Tea With Mussolini. Expatriates in pre-war Florence, Italy, try to maintain their lifestyle out of harms way. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Cher. Jan. 9 No film scheduled. Jan. 16 Hyde Park on Hudson. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, invite the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. A charming and fresh look at true events. Starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney. Jan. 23 Rabbit Proof Fence. Australian film about three aboriginal girls who escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the outback. Jan. 30 Ladies in Lavender. Two sisters whose quiet lives dramatically change when they discover a badly injured young foreigner washed ashore near their coastal home in pre-war England. Starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists fellowship is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. 41), Citrus Springs. Visit www.naturecoastuu.org. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills will host its monthly outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, on the church property at 6 Roosevelt Boulevard in Beverly Hills off North Lecanto Highway (County Road 491). Shoppers are welcome. Up to 50 commercial and private vendors from throughout Citrus County are expected to display their wares. Commercial vendors and private individuals are welcome to bring and sell goods. Spaces are available for $10 and should be reserved in advance. Coffee, sodas doughnuts and hotdogs will be available for breakfast and lunch. This church-sponsored flea market takes place the first Saturday monthly, September through May. The next flea market is Feb. 1. For more information or to reserve a space, call Rose Mary at 352-527-6459 or e-mail wjeselso@ tampabay.rr.com. The public is invited to a gospel concert by The Taylors at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 12, at Rock Crusher Road Church, 419 N. Rock Crusher Road. The Taylors are a brother-sister gospel quartet from North Carolina. They were nominated Favorite New Mixed Group of the Year for 2013 by Singing News Fans. The Taylors were also nominated as a Top 10 Mixed Quartet for 2012 and 2013. Call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusher church.com. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a program titled Jews in the Civil War, presented by Channah Zimmerman, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at First Congregational Church, 7171 State Road 200, Ocala. For tickets ($8), call Judi at 352-237-8277, Sonia at 352307-3662 or Estelle at 352861-2452. This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. The Rick Webb family will perform Sunday, Jan. 12, at Hernando Church of the Nazarene, 2101 N. Florida Ave., off U.S. 41 in Hernando. Celebration Sounds choir & orchestra will open the concert at 5:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is no cost. A love offering will be collected. The Catholic Womens Club of Our Lady of Fatima Church will sponsor its annual Military Card Party on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall, 550 U.S. 41 S., Inverness. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch is at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Entrance fee of $12 includes lunch buffet, coffee and desserts, and many prizes. Funds raised benefit the Pregnancy Center and Helping Hands. For information and reservations, call Ann Maccabee at 352-637-4515 or Joan Wirthman at 352419-6232. The Womens Ministry of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness, will host Lisa Whelchel on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Whelchel starred in the TV show The Facts of Life as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner. She is an actress, singer, songwriter, author and public speaker. In 2012, she appeared on Survivor in the Philippines. She has been a regular speaker with Women of Faith Conference since 2009. Tickets can be purchased online at www. itickets.com or at the church office. Call Cornerstone at 352-726-7335 or email strongfoundations@ hotmail.com. The church is at 1100 W. Highland Blvd. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mens Association is sponsoring its annual trip to Tampa Bay Downs for an exciting day of thoroughbred horseracing on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The trip includes round-trip bus transportation from the church parking lot, entry fee and reserved seating in the clubhouse, racing form and a hot buffet lunch, all for $45 per person. For ticket reservations, call C. Taylor at 352-746-5584 or Lloyd Manning at 352-489-0289. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church offers Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays featuring regular, double and special bingos, together with a jackpot and pickle game. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Kitchen features homemade soups and sandwiches. The church is on U.S. 41, three miles north of Dunnellon. Community Christian Karate Club (CCKC) offers a Citrus County group for learning karate skills, working on cardio, and meeting new friends. Three different classes for three different age groups are offered: the 4to 7-year-old class, 8to 12year-old class, and the teen/adult class. Classes take place Tuesday evenings at New Hope Baptist Church, 8635 W. Goodman Lane, Homosassa. Cost is $25 a month with discounts for families. For more information, contact 5th degree black belt instructor Greg Gunn at 352428-6348 or email ggunn14@gmail.com or visit www.topgunnkarate.com.RELIGIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER21, 2013 C3 000DJC6 Reverend Kenneth C. Blyth Pastor 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, Florida Building is Barrier-Free gshernando.org Worship 8:30 am 11:00 am Fellowship After Worship Weekly Communion Sunday School 9:45 am Nursery Provided Redemption Christian Church SUNDAY Bible School . . . . . . 9:00 Worship . . . . . . . . . 10:15 WEDNESDAY Bible School . . . . . . 6:30 Currently meeting at East Citrus Community Center 9907 East Gulf-to-Lake Highway Pastor Todd Langdon For more information call 352-422-6535 000DJGV Catholic Church St. Scholastica St. Scholastica 4301 W. Homosassa Trail Lecanto, Florida www.stscholastica.org Sunday Masses 9:00 am 11:30 am Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Weekday Masses 8:30 am Confessions Saturday 2:45 -3:30 pm (352) 746-9422 000DJHX Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus 5863 W. Cardinal St. Homosassa Springs, FL 34446 Telephone: (352) 628-7950 Pastor Dale Wolfe Tuesday Mid-Week Meeting 7:00 pm Sabbath-Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am www.homosassaadventist.com 000DJHR Homosassa Springs 3790 E. Parsons Point Rd. Hernando, FL 34442 352-726-6734 Visit us on the Web at www.fbchernando.com 000DJ6X Reaching and restoring lives through Jesus Christ Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m.. Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Keith Dendy First Baptist Church Of Hernando First Baptist Church Of Hernando 000DJD7 HERNANDO Sunday School 8:45 AM 9:30 AM Fellowship 9:30 AM Worship Service 10:00 AM Nursery is Provided. Individual Hearing Devices Ministries and Activities for all Ages. 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (486) (1 1 2 miles from Hwy. 41) For information call (352) 726-7245 www.hernandoumcfl.org Reverend Jerome Jerry Carris United Methodist Church A Safe Sanctuary for Children and Families Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors First Baptist Church 8545 Magnolia 726-4296 Sunday Schedule 8:30 AM Contemporary Worship Service 9:45 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 6:00 PM Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Music, Youth, Fellowship A warm, friendly Church Nursery Available www.fbcfloralcity.org 000DJ6D of Floral City Rev. John Rothra 000G5FQ First Baptist Church of Lake Rousseau SBC Joseph W. (Joe) Schroeder, Pastor SERVICES Sunday 11:00am & 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm Magnifying Gods name by bringing people to Jesus 7854 W. Dunnellon Rd (CR 488) Ph. 352-795-5651 Cell 352-812-8584 Email: pastorjoe10@gmail.com Check us out on Facebook 935 S. Crystal Glen Dr., Lecanto Crystal Glen Subdivision Hwy. 44 just E. of 490 527-3325 (L.C .M.S.) COME WORSHIP WITH US Sunday Service 9:30 A.M. Sunday Bible Study & Childrens Sunday School 11 A.M. Saturday Service 6:00 P.M. Weekly Communion Fellowship after Sunday Worship Calendar of events Audio of sermons available at www.faithlecanto.com 000DIY5 Rev. Stephen Lane 00070P2 Faith Lutheran Church A Heart From God... A Heart For Others. H ERNANDO S EVENTH DAY A DVENTIST C HURCH 1880 N. Trucks Ave. Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 344-2008 Sabbath Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Mid-Week Meeting 7:00 pm Pastor Dale Wolfe www.hernandoadventist.com 000DJCO Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus 1370 N. Croft Ave. Inverness, FL 34451 Telfono: (352) 341-1711 ORDEN DE SERVICIOS: DOMINGOS: 9:30 AM Escuela Biblica Dominical 10:30 AM Adoracin y Prdica MARTES: 7:00 PM Culto de Oraci n JUEVES: 7:00 PM Estudios Bblicos Les Esperamos! PRIMERA IGLESIA HISPANA DE CITRUS COUNTY Inverness, Florida Asambleas de Dios David Pinero, Pastor ~ 000DJ7I 2101 N. Florida Ave. Hernando FL 726-6144 Nursery Provided CHILDREN YOUTH SENIORS Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Praise & Worship 10:40 A.M. Praise Service 6:00 P M Praise & Prayer (Wed.) 7:00 P M Randy T. Hodges, Pastor 000DIW5 www.hernandonazarene.org 000DJID Floral City United Methodist Church 8478 East Marv in St. (across from Floral City School) Sunday School 9:05 A M Sunday Worship Service 10:30 A M Sanctuary 8:00 A M Service in the 1884 Church Bible Study Tuesday 10:00 A M Wednesday 6:00 P M Wheel Chair Access Nursery Available Rev. Mary Gestrich Church 344-1771 WEBSITE: floralcitychurch.com We strive to make newcomers feel at home. 000DJ75 Pastor Tom Walker I NVERNESS First C HURCH OF G OD 5510 E. Jasmine Ln. Non-denominational Sunday: 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM Wed: 6:00 PM Bible Study Do you enjoy Bible Study, Gospel Singing, Pitch-in Dinners, singing the old hymns? Then youll enjoy this Church family. Home of Saturday Night Gospel Jubilee. Last Saturday of each month at 6pm. Pastor Terry Roberts Ph: 726-0201 Independent Fundamental Cross road Bap tist Chu rch 000DIWC Youre invited to our Services Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday 10:45 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM 5335 E. J asmine Lane, Inverness 1 2 Miles North Of K-Mart Off 41 North (Formally Calvary Bible Church Location) Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Spoken Holy communion Worship 8:00 a.m. Christian Education 9:00 a.m. Sung Holy Communion Worship 10:00am Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000DJD9 Our Lady of Fatima C ATHOLIC C HURCH 726-1670 550 U.S. Hwy. 41 South, Inverness, Florida 000DJEX Weekday Mass: 8 A.M. Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 P.M. Saturday Confessions: 2:30 3:30 P.M. Sunday Masses: Winter Schedule 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. Sunday Masses: Summer Schedule (June August) 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000DJMR NOTESContinued from Page C2 See NOTES / Page C5