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PATFAHERTY Staff writerIt was a year of challenge and transition for the Crystal River Mall, as the property began evolving from a traditional department store anchored shopping center to a destination combining retail, diverse small businesses and community activities. Early in 2013, about a year after Sears announced its leaving, the J.C. Penney store announced it would close Aug. 3, with its clearance sale beginning in June. And on Aug. 2, as J.C. INSIDE DECEMBER 24, 2013Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOL. 119 ISSUE 139 50 CITRUS COUNTYHeat take on Hawks as they chase Pacers /B1 HEALTH & LIFE:Have a heartHoliday stress can impact ones health, leading to heart attacks./Page C1www.chronicleonline.com COMMUNITY:Good showColumnist Ruth Levins writes about a holiday production by Crystal River United Meth odist Church./Page C5 LOCAL NEWS:In his wordsA former prisoner of war recounts his time in captivity during World War II./ Page A3 INDEX Classifieds . . . .C8 Comics . . . . .C7 Community . . . .C5 Crossword . . . .C6 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C6 HIGH65LOW34Showers exit early. Windy and then cooler.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning TUESDAY SO YOU KNOW Due to the Chronicles holida y production schedule, the deadline to submit obituaries today for publication on Christmas Day is noon. We do; we do; we do, too NANCYKENNEDY Staff writerBEVERLY HILLS The tradition started with Eula and Leonard Blackburn. Leonard was a Kentucky coal miner, and at 27 he and 23-year-old Eula married on Christmas Eve 1930. Then in 1943, Leonard died at 38 from black lung disease, leaving Eula a widow with three young daughters, including 9year-old Alice. Following the tradition her parents started, Alice went on to marry Earl Harvey Taylor on Christmas Eve 1951, and their daughter Pam married her husband Rick Browning on Christmas Eve 1983. How unusual is that? said Pam Browning. What better day to start a new life than celebrating at the same time we celebrate the birth of Christ. The Taylors met in junior high school. After Mrs. Taylors father died, her mother had moved the family across Baker Act, weapons at center of suit Russian rifle designer Kalashnikov dead at 94 Associated PressMOSCOW Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the worlds most popular firearm. It was the carnage of World War, when Nazi Germany overran much of the Soviet Union, which altered his course and made his name as well-known for bloodshed as Smith, Wesson and Colt. The distinctive shape of the gun, often called a Kalashnikov, appeared on revolutionary flags and adorns memorabilia. Kalashnikov died Monday at age 94 in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurtia republic where he lived, said Viktor Chulkov, a spokesman for the republics president. He did not give a cause of death. Kalashnikov had been hospitalized for the past month with unspecified health problems. Kaslashnikov often said he felt personally untroubled by his contribution to Christmas Eve nuptials a family tradition A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerAttorney Bill Grant has filed a civil lawsuit against the sheriffs office seeking to get back firearms seized from his client, who was involuntarily institutionalized under the Baker Act. Furthermore, Grant is seeking an injunction to bar the Citrus County Sheriffs Office from continuing a policy of seizures he believes is illegal. But the sheriffs offices position is that it is balancing a persons right to bear arms with the need for public safety. In the suit filed Friday, Grant alleges that his client, who is only named as S.H. in the affidavit, had several firearms taken from him when he was being committed for evaluation under the Baker Act last June. Grant further alleges his client was held less than hours before being released. He said his client has for the past six months been trying to get his firearms back without success. Grant said the refusal of the sheriffs office to give back his clients firearms is illegal because state statute 790.33 states that no local government or entity has the right to regulate firearms or come up with policies to that effect. He also cites a 2009 state attorney generals opinion about a similar situation Mikhail Kalashnikov holds a prototype of his famous AK-47 assault rifle July 6, 2007, during a ceremony to mark its 60th anniversary. Kalashnikov died Monday at the age of 94 in a hospital of the city of Izhevsk in the Western Urals of Russia, where he lived. Associated Press See KALASHNIKOV/ Page A6 Economic impacts of 2013 Year inREVIEW Bill GrantInverness attorney says his client should get guns back from sheriffs office. MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle fileLecanto Walmart store manager Tom Cooper leads his team of associates, staff members and customers in a cheer prior to the official opening of the new store in January. Year saw a glimmer of hope on the local business horizon NANCYKENNEDY Staff writerThe year 2013 began with a ribbon cutting in Lecanto and ended with one in Inverness as two major retailers opened their doors in Citrus County. In January, Walmart opened a medium-size, 116,000-squarefoot store in Lecanto that has a drive-through pharmacy, grocery department and Subway restaurant, anchoring the 40acre Central Ridge Plaza. The new store hired approximately 200 employees. Future plans call for at least seven smaller stores on the acreage at the corner of County Roads 486 and 491. In October, Inverness welcomed the Publix Shoppes of Inverness, replacing the 38,520square-foot store on U.S. 41 with a larger, 46,013-square-foot store on State Road 44 that includes a drive-through pharmacy and an attached retail unit. In addition, a Panera Bread restaurant broke ground in 2013 with plans for completion in early 2014. Its not just Walmart and Publix, but additional chains have discovered Citrus County as a marketplace that they want to be in, so thats good news, said Josh Wooten, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce president. They see the need; they see the buying power thats here. Economically, I think there was some stabilization in 2013, but there are also a lot of mom-and-pops that are still struggling, he said, referring to small shops. Many small businesses closed their doors in 2013 as well as See WEAPONS/ Page A2 See IMPACTS/ Page A5 See MALL/ Page A5 MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleAfter a rough retail year in 2013, the Crystal River Mall management is looking forward to a rebound in the new year. See NUPTIALS/ Page A5 After a tough year, CR mall looks ahead LIVE UNITED The United Way of Citrus County needs y our help for its annual fundraising initiative. 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. NATION:SqueezedPentagon proposals to roll back military benefits meet intense opposition./ Page A10
in another county in which then-Attorney General Bill McCollum supported the notion that persons held under the Baker Act should not have their weapons confiscated unless they have been charged with a felony or pose harm to themselves and others. Also, with statute 790.33, the state clearly says it pre-empts every agency or local government law when it comes to firearms regulation, Grant said. He said state law that deals with denying people held under the Baker Act access to weapons is clear about who should be excluded. Grant said only people who have been found to be mentally ill or have been criminally charged can be denied firearms. He said neither applies in his clients case. Being Baker Acted is an evaluation and not a criminal charge. My client was evaluated and released very quickly. Now, why cant he get his firearms back? Grant said. It is about due process and my client has not received due process. He (Sheriff Jeff Dawsy) is basically trying to enforce an illegal policy to simply do a CYA (cover your a--), Grant added. Wes Bradshaw, the attorney for the sheriffs office, said Monday he would not comment on an ongoing lawsuit, but in a reply to Grants letter seeking release of his clients firearms, he laid out some of the agencys reasons for withholding the firearms. The letter said S.H. requested that one of the firearms be destroyed by CCSO and was told that in order to get the rest of his weapons back after he is discharged, he would have to go to court. In the letter, Bradshaw pointed to state statute 394.467, which deals with the criteria for the release of people from facilities within the context of a detention under the Baker Act. It does not indicate that it has to be under doctors order or under a licensed healthcare official. This means that patients can be released once they are stabilized, but that doesnt mean they cannot become unstable again as in the case of failure to take medication or numerous other situations. As such, someone who is released from a Baker Act facility is not necessarily a person who does not have an unsound mind, Bradshaw said in the letter. The letter further points to state statute 790.17 (1), which makes it illegal furnish a minor or person of unsound mind with a weapon. Sheriffs Cmdr. Buddy Grant said his agency is simply trying to make sure the public is protected while respecting peoples rights to gun ownership. Its not like we are the only agency that is doing this, he added. Grant said other agencies also apply the same rules while staying within legal boundaries. Grant said House Bill 1355, which passed the state Legislature this past session and was signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June, also has the same goal, which is to maintain the delicate balance of public safety and the right to bear arms. That law requirespersons held under the Baker Act and those who have been deemed as being of imminent danger to themselves or others to be barred from having weapons. However, there is a petition process in court where a court order could be issued through which a person can either get their weapons back or be able to purchase weapons. Grant is seeking fewer than $5,000 in damages and plans to go for court costs. All of this could have been avoided if they returned my clients firearms six months ago.Contact reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925.A2TUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE LOCAL/STATE 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 000GWKL Inverness 3733 E Gulf to Lake Hwy 341-5520 Homosassa 7991 S Suncoast Blvd 382-8282 Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000GXGB 4581 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 (352) 726-5845 Its Hard To Stop A Trane License # CAC042673 WHERE LIFE IS ABOUT BEING COMFORTABLE. HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Wildlife park gets special visitor Special to the ChronicleSanta Claus handed out treats to the animals Monday at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Lu the hippo opened wide to receive sweet treats from Santa park ranger James Curry. The park is open from 9a.m. until 5:30p.m. every day of the year, including Christmas Day. The last tickets are sold at 4:45p.m. Tickets cost $13 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. WEAPONSContinued from Page A1 University wont appeal court ruling on guns Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A Florida university is going to comply with a potentially far-reaching appeals court ruling that blocked state universities from regulating guns on campus. The 1st District Court of Appeal in early December sided with a University of North Florida student and a gun rights group that had challenged a rule that banned students from storing guns in their cars. UNF President John Delaney told students and faculty on Friday that the university would not appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. He did not explain why. Delaneys message also stated that, effective immediately, students could store guns in their cars. Florida Carry, the group that helped bring the lawsuit against UNF, sent a notice Sunday to all Florida universities and colleges that it will sue any school that does not repeal similar rules by the start of the spring semester. This is the law of the land, said Sean Carrana, executive director of Florida Carry. A Florida State University spokeswoman said Monday the university would also immediately follow the ruling. Florida State University had a policy prohibiting weapons in vehicles, which it established after exercising what it thought was an applicable exemption to the state statute, said Jeanette DeDiemar. That policy is now void in light of the 1st District Court of Appeals decision. The appeals court decision stated that FSU, along with the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, had regulations identical to UNF. A spokeswoman for Florida International University said Monday that the Miami-based university also had rules that prohibited keeping a gun in a car. Officials with UF and USF did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Brittany Davis, a spokesman for the Florida Board of Governors, said that the State University System has not distributed the ruling to the universities. But Davis noted that not all universities have gun policies similar to the UNF policy. Florida law currently makes it illegal to possess or exhibit guns at schools and universities and permits school districts to prohibit guns from being stored in cars. The court rejected arguments by UNF attorneys that universities, like school districts, could ban guns in cars. The appeals court also ruled that universities must abide by a state law that pre-empts the regulation of guns by local governments and state agencies.
Around theCOUNTY County government sets holiday hoursCitrus County Government offices will be closed today and Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas. All offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Years Day. The county landfill will close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, and New Years Day. Libraries will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25, but will return to normal business hours on Thursday, Dec. 26. All libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and will be closed on New Years Day. All community buildings and parks, including Bicentennial Pool, will be closed all three days. Animal Services will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, and will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The shelter will reopen at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26. Animal Services will be closed on Jan. 1. Chronicle adjusts hours, deadlinesThe Citrus County Chronicle offices will be closed both Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1. Customer service phones will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. both days. Advertising deadlines from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 will be earlier than normal on most days for classified and retail advertising. Call 352-563-5966 (classified) or 352-563-5592 (retail/ display) for information.Last-minute donations soughtLiving Waters Ministries, based in Beverly Hills, has put out a last-ay appeal for donations of new or gently used toys and gift cards with balances remaining to aid in providing assistance to families on Christmas Day. For information or pick up of large items, call Nicole Russano at 352-422-7029. Drop-off locations include: 1 Beverly Hills Blvd., Beverly Hills. The Sojka Christmas House residence, 2791 E. Mary Lue St., Beverly Hills.Restaurants to be open on ChristmasSeveral restaurants have contacted the Chronicle to advise that they will be open on Christmas. They are: Boat House Restaurant, 1935 Southeast U.S. 19, Crystal River, 352-564-9636. Open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations recommended. Hernando Hideaway Sports Bar, 2404 N. Florida Ave., Hernando, 586-4168. Open noon to 2 a.m. Ikes Old Florida Kitchen, 6301 Riverside Drive, Yankeetown, 352-447-4899. Open noon to 6 p.m. Reservations recommended. Joes Family Restaurant, 911 W. Main St., Inverness, 352-726-1688. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. No reservations. Oysters, 606 Northeast U.S. 19, Crystal River, 352795-2633. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations accepted at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Rustic Ranch, 104 U.S. 41, Inverness, 352-726-7333. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations recommended. Sabinas Diner, 2400 N. Florida Ave., Hernando, 637-1308. Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations. Samanthas Caf, 7103 N. Carl G. Rose Highway (State Road 200), Hernando. Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. West 82 Bar & Grill at the Plantation on Crystal River, 352-795-4211. Open 6 a.m. to10:30 a.m. for breakfast and noon to 8 p.m. for Christmas buffet. Reservations recommended. Yannis Restaurant, 3297 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, 352-503-6853. Open noon to 8 p.m. From staff reports Page A3TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE SEANARNOLD For the ChronicleA Crystal River man faces child abuse charges after a toddler was hospitalized for multiple injuries, including a skull fracture. Jonathon Anderson, 27, was arrested Dec. 20 on a felony charge of aggravated child abuse. According to the arrest affidavit, the charges are based on two fractures to the rear of the 23-month-old victims skull, as well as bruising to the childs face, forehead, back and buttocks. The childs mother said the toddler was in the sole care of Anderson at the time of the injuries. According to the report, he denied any abuse, saying the child had fallen and hit her head. However, hospital personnel said the injuries were not consistent with the explanation Anderson provided. When the mother arrived home from work, she noticed a bump on the toddlers head and that the child was acting fussy. Reports indicate she had not observed any bruising, eye trauma, or other injuries until the next morning. The child was originally transported to the Oak Hill hospital then transferred to All Childrens Hospital in Pinellas County for further treatment. Reports indicate the toddler was examined by Pinellas County child protection agents, who reported she suffered a fractured skull, a concussion, a lump on the front and side of her head, a bruise on the right forehead, a corneal abrasion on her right eye, a hemorrhage in her left eye, bruising to her back and bruising to her buttocks. According to the arrest report, child protection staff believe the fracture was not consistent with a fall. They further said that the other bruises and trauma to the eyes were also not consistent with the history provided by Anderson. Andersons bond was set at $10,000. Jonathon Anderson Man faces abuse charges after toddler found with fractured skull It was 70 years ago that I was captured. I will soon be 92. While the memory slips, there is still enough left to give a general idea of what a POW went through in Germany 70 years ago. Whoops! It wasnt in Germany. The Battle of the Bulge, for us, was in Luxembourg. We were surrounded. Several buddies were hit. Having been a religious person, I adopted my own shield. If I live, God is with me, and if I die, I am with God. You know, this mantra works no matter what battle one faces. The night passed. The Nazis moved in. We heard our major order us to destroy our weapons, and put our hands behind our necks, and move forward into capture. POW! Those were the same letters as prisoner of war. We were frisked and searched for any valuable property such as wedding rings and cigarettes. That being done, we started walking toward the Rhine River. After 25 miles with no food or water, we spent the night on a manure pile. Frozen turnips from a field were not edible, nor was the muddy water along the highway drinkable. The next day we were loaded onto railroad boxcars, 70 prisoners per car. These were called and eights translation: 40 men or eight horses. There was not enough room to sit on the floor, except when everyone spread their legs and each perNANCY KENNEDY /ChronicleAt 91, Homosassa Springs resident Myron Klinkman still recalls the Christmas Eve he spent as a prisoner of war, captured by the Germans during World War II. MYRON KLINKMAN WAS 22 when he enlisted in the Army in 1943. Theworld was at war, and he knew histime was coming to be drafted. He volunteered before he was drafted and was sent to Europe as a telephone linesman. Nearly 70 years later, he still recalls one particular Christmas Eve, riding on a train through the frigid Luxembourg countryside, a prisoner of war after being captured by the Germans. Klinkman, a retired professor of psychology and pastoral counseling, recounts his experience in his own words: son moved into the Y formation. We were locked up for seven days, with water every other day. Can you imagine going to the bathroom under these conditions? On Christmas Eve, we suffered bombing action by the British Air Force. The bombs came ever closer until we thought our car would be next. The bomb missed our car, but rattled it back and forth, but we were safe. A lot of screaming took place. I screamed louder than anybody. I asked the men to sing hymns. Guess which one they picked first? Silent Night, Holy Night. The singing in our car could be heard in other cars (Im crying as I write this) and soon the entire town was singing this hymn written by a German pastor. Figure this one out! After seven days on the siding, this train began to move. Two hours later, we disembarked and walked a mile up a hill to prison camp. There we were assigned to a building with 300 men in each location. We slept on the concrete floors and hopped over bodies when we needed to use the bathroom, and did we ever need that eight-inch hole in the concrete, especially since we hadnt eaten for 10 days. We certainly had a bad time when our first meal was served. And what was the first meal served? It was a liter of hot water, grass, and rotten potatoes. The second day was the same. In fact, all the meals were the same, and served in steel helmets. There was no drinking water, or water to wash the helmets out, and also there were no showers. On warm days, we took our shirts off and picked the bugs off our clothes. This kept us from going buggy. Day after day we waited for news of the war. On Easter morning we were liberated by Gen. George Patton. He had reclaimed the camp. In the next week, we took showers, changed our clothes, and brushed our teeth, and rejoiced that we were free. I will always be a POW to the extent that I remember the pain, but I will always be free as long as I remember the mantra: If I live, God is with me, and if I die, I will be with God. Prisoner of war recounts his Christmas as a captive of German forces Associated PressLONGWOOD A black bear cub connected to the mauling of a central Florida woman was struck and killed by a car last week, the latest twist in a saga that has shined a spotlight on the sometimes problematic interaction of bears and humans in this Orlando suburb. Wildlife officials had been looking for the 65pound female cub to reunite it with its two siblings and mother. The mother was positively identified through DNA as the bear that mauled Susan Chalfant in Longwood on Dec. 2 as she walked her dogs through a gated community known for frequent bear sightings. The mother bear was not euthanized because she was captured with two cubs. The bears are being cared for at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The cubs are expected to be released back into the wild in the spring, while their mother will be moved to another facility. The third cub died after being hit by a car late Friday in Longwood, near the neighborhood where Chalfant was mauled by the cubs mother. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists buried the cub Saturday. Two other bears were euthanized after being captured in the days after Chalfants attack on suspicions that they may have been responsible. The black bear is the only species of bear found in Florida. The bears population revival from just a few hundred in the 1970s to more than 3,000 bears today is considered one of the states conservation success stories. The states sprawl into areas previously deemed wilderness has contributed to more frequent human interactions with bears, state wildlife officials say. State wildlife officials advise Floridians who encounter a bear to remain upright, speak to the bear calmly and back up slowly to a secure area. Bear cub connected to mauling killed by car
A4TUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Birthday Consistency should be your goal in the coming months. Adhere to your plans and perfect your techniques. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Someone you underestimated may surprise you with a thoughtful favor. This could open the door to an interesting relationship. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Its a good day to invite family and friends to your home. Being charitable toward those less fortunate will give you confidence. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Keep your thoughts private, and avoid indulgence and excessive people. Be cognizant of time and money. Aries (March 21-April 19) Try to make peace with the past today. Remember the good times and let go of negativity. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Take care of unfinished business and focus on entertainment and spending time with those who bring you joy. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Enjoy spending quality time with friends, family or your partner. Everyone will show interest in your plans and pursuits, and will seek honest advice from you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Take care of business so that you can attend festive gatherings. A change to your professional plans may be unexpected, but it will also be a relief. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Volunteer work will remind you of your good fortune. Love is in the stars. Get out and socialize. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your commitment to finishing your work before enjoying the holidays will enhance your professional reputation. However, this may upset those who want your attention. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Ignore any discord at home or someone trying to control you or your money. Welcome challenges with open arms. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) A surprise awaits you. You will be rewarded for the extra responsibilities youve taken on. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) A secret plan youve been harboring will surface. TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Tuesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2013. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Todays Highlight: On Dec. 24, 1913, 73 people, most of them children, died in a crush of panic after someone falsely called out Fire! during a Christmas party for striking miners and their families at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Mich. On this date: In 1524, Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama who had discovered a sea route around Africa to India died in Cochin, India. In 1814, the War of 1812 officially ended as the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent. In 1851, fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes. In 1906, Canadian physicist Reginald A. Fessenden became the first person to transmit the human voice (his own) as well as music over radio, from Brant Rock, Mass. Ten years ago: A roadside bomb exploded north of Baghdad, killing three U.S. soldiers in the deadliest attack on Americans to that time following Saddam Husseins capture. Five years ago: A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit shot his way into the Covina, Calif., home of his former in-laws and set it on fire, killing nine people (the attacker, identified as Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, committed suicide the next day). One year ago: An Afghan policewoman walked into a high-security compound in Kabul and killed an American contractor, the first such shooting by a woman in a spate of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies. Todays birthdays: Author Mary Higgins Clark is 86. Musician Lemmy (Motorhead) is 68. The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai is 56. Singer Ricky Martin is 42. Author Stephenie Meyer is 40. American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is 39. Singer Louis Tomlinson (One Direction) is 22. Thought for Today: Christmas is the day that holds all time together. 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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 Final two Pussy Riot members released from prisonKRASNOYARSK, Russia The last two imprisoned members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot walked free Monday, criticizing the amnesty measure that released them as a publicity stunt, with one calling for a boycott of the Winter Olympics to protest Russias human rights record. Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were granted amnesty last week in a move largely viewed as the Kremlins attempt to soothe criticism of Russias human rights record before the Sochi Games in February. Im calling for a boycott of the Olympic Games, Tolokonnikova said. What is happening today releasing people just a few months before their term expires is a cosmetic measure. The amnesty part of a wide measure passed last week by the parliament and President Vladimir Putins pardoning last week of onetime oil tycoon and political rival Mikhail Khodorkovsky freed some of the most prominent convicts who were sentencedin politically-tainted cases. But it also gives them new freedom to launch criticism of Putins Russia amid intense attention from international news media. Another member of Pussy Riot, Yekaterina Samutsevich was previously released on a suspended sentence. All three were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison for a guerrilla performance at Moscows main cathedral in March 2012. The band members said their protest was meant to highlight their concern about increasingly close ties between the state and the church.Fast & Furious 7 pushed to April 2015NEW YORK Universal Pictures has delayed the release of Fast & Furious 7 for almost a year following the death of star Paul Walker. The studio announced Monday that the Fast & Furious sequel will be released in April 2015, instead of July next year. Shooting on the film was about halfway finished when the 40year-old Walker died in a car crash outside of Los Angeles. Walker still will appear in the film, though Universal has not said exactly how it will handle his unfinished performance. Co-star Vin Diesel first posted the news on Facebook. The franchise has been one of Universals most lucrative, grossing almost $2.4 billion worldwide since 2001. Fast & Furious 6 made $789 million.Hobbit tops Anchorman 2NEW YORK Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues couldnt overcome The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the box office. Peter Jacksons Hobbit sequel led business at North American movie theaters for the second straight week, tallying $31.5 million over the weekend. Will Ferrells Anchorman 2 debuted with $26.2 million, according to studio figures released Monday. The top 5 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by total gross: 1. The Hobbit, $127,550,695. 2. Anchorman 2, $39,457,000. 3. Frozen, $192,034,117. 4. American Hustle, $19,014,436. 5. Saving Mr. Banks, $9,969,867. From wire reports THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE /Associated PressMaria Alekhina, second from left, a member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, speaks to the media Monday at the Committee against Torture after being released from prison, in Nizhny Novgorod. Alekhina and two other band members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich, were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison for a performance at Moscows main cathedral in March 2012. 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the river to West Virginia. We were very poor, she said. My mother had a hard time, but with the help of God we were always clean and fed and educated. My mother lived to be 87, and she never remarried. As Mr. Taylor tells the story of how they met, he first saw his wife the first day of seventh grade. She was going up the sidewalk in front of me, twisting her little hips, he said. I told my friend, If the front looks as good as the back, shes for me. We had a party in the seventh grade, and I hit her with a snowball. That cooled any chance of romance until ninth grade, when Mr. Taylor sent a friend to ask young Alice to the basketball dance for him. She agreed, and that was that. Neither of them remembers a proposal. For them, it was just an understanding that they would get married after they graduated. They decided on Christmas Eve because Mr. Taylor worked seven days a week at his uncles service station and Christmas Day was his only day off. It was a simple wedding. Mrs. Taylor wore a simple white dress with pearls at the neckline. We had a family wedding, and our reception consisted of hot dogs, Mr. Taylor said. My Uncle Charles hadnt eaten we got married at eight at night and Uncle Charles said, Is there any place to get something to eat? Well, there was a pool room that stayed open that made delicious hot dogs, so we went up there and got two dozen hot dogs. Alices grandmother had a little apartment, and that was our honeymoon suite. I took Monday off and liked to get fired for it, he said. Mrs. Taylor, now 79, was 16 and Mr. Taylor, 80, was 17 on their wedding day. They went on to raise twin daughters, Pam and Paula. Mrs. Taylor taught elementary school and Mr. Taylor had a variety of jobs, including a stint in the Air Force, salesman for American Tobacco Company, coowner of a service station and a propane business. Today is the Taylors 62nd anniversary. They live parttime in West Virginia and part-time in Hernando. Pam Browning said she found her husband under the hood of her car. He was service manager at the local Ford dealership and she was having trouble with the eight-track player in her dads Ford. I had troubles, and he fixed them, she said. They drove to Kermit, W.Va., to see a movie on their first date. That was in 1979. She was 23 and Mr. Browning was 26. They married in 1983. We dated a long time, Mrs. Browning said. He handed me a ring on Christmas Eve one year. Christmas Eve was always a special time for us, Mr. Browning said. Ricks circumstances are similar to my daddys, Mrs. Browning said. Ricks the baby of seven children and the only one home when his dad passed away at 59 with black lung and lung cancer ... and he took care of his mom. He was stable in a very unstable world, and I was looking for somebody like that to be in a nest with. They were married in the Browning familys church, Old Pond Primitive Baptist Church in Pike County, Ky. There was a blizzard that day, and the temperature dropped to 4 below 0, Mrs. Browning said. We had to stand outside the church door waiting for the ceremony to start, and Daddy held a wool cape over me. My fingers got frostbite I was clenching my flowers. A slew of nieces and nephews served as groomsmen and bridesmaids, from age 2 to Pams 27-year-old twin sister as maid of honor. We got married at 2 p.m. and we were expected at Ricks mothers at 6 for Christmas Eve dinner and to open gifts, Mrs. Browning said. When we went home, the main area of Williamson was on fire two-thirds of a city block. It was a horrible disaster in our tiny town. I told Rick, You always said youd get married when hell froze over. But weve loved each other and weve seen each other through a lot of health problems. Weve been very blessed each day is a blessing, she said. Today is the Brownings 30th anniversary. They moved to Beverly Hills in 2004. The two couples have celebrated their anniversaries together every year except for two. We lived next door to Mom and Dad for years, and then we lived next door to Ricks mom for 13 years, so my neighbors were my mothers, Mrs. Browning said. My grandmother was my neighbor and so was my Aunt Lena and Uncle Bill Scott. We had four little houses all grouped together. Family is very important to us, Mrs. Taylor said. God has always been first and family second the two greatest loves of our lives. The tradition ends with us, since we dont have any children, Mrs. Browning said. My sister got married on March 10, on a Thursday, but theres 19 nieces and nephews in the extended family and 13 great-nieces and nephews and one great-great niece. Maybe one of those will continue the tradition. one large retailer, J.C. Penney at the Crystal River Mall. The Belk store at the mall is scheduled to close in January. Other new businesses that opened in the county during 2013 include: Quality Inn Conference Center: The former Citrus Hills Lodge in Hernando was purchased in 2012 by Ocala-based HDG hotels and the 50-unit hotel was completely renovated and reopened in May. Tractor Supply Company: The largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain opened in part of the former Walmart store on U.S. 19 in Homosassa in July, employing about 17 fulland parttime employees. OReilly Auto Parts: Two locations opened in 2013 Crystal River and Inverness. Gulf to Lake Marine & Trailers expanded and relocated its operation to a larger, 6,000-square-foot facility on State Road 44 in Lecanto. Harbor Freight opened on U.S. 19 in Crystal River in November, employing 35 people and stocking more than 7,000 items, from hand tools and power tools to landscaping equipment and solar-powered lights and accessories. Wendys: The Wendys on Main Street in Inverness was demolished this past summer and resurrected 12 weeks later, new and improved with stateof-the-art equipment. Contact Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-2927 or nkennedy @chronicleonline.com. Penney was wrapping up its goingout-of-business sale, the employees at Belk were informed their store would be closing, as well. A Belk spokesperson said the company had been unable to reach its financial goals at the location as a result of local market and economic conditions. Belk was the oldest tenant at the mall, which was built in 1990. The store has been in a clearance mode for several months. The going out of business sale started Nov. 11. As this Christmas shopping season ends, Belk will close, leaving Kmart to anchor the 38-shop complex. Also in early 2013, the countys third Walmart opened, this one in Lecanto. Currently, retail startups, long-time family owned stores, restaurants, entertainment and service businesses share the mall with Kmart, Radio Shack, Zales and several other national chain stores and the Regal Cinema. According to manager Millie Bresnahan, the mall is transitioning its space to a new definition of mall and shopping arena. Looking back on 2013, she recalled, as far as the economy, retail was hit very hard and continued to spiral downward. People just did not have the money. As far as J.C. Penney and Belk goes, both were a complete surprise, it was a double whammy and the additional Walmart was a pretty hard hit. She said both Penney and Belk had cited Duke Energy as one of the reasons for leaving. They felt the 600 families affected were their shoppers. But aggressive recruiting and working with potential tenants has attracted more than a dozen new businesses such as Citrus Sports and Apparel, a long-time fixture in Crystal River. Other new entities include a large antiques store, mini golf, a veterans service office and the Westend Market. The market is a twice-amonth event in the former Sears space featuring more than 40 vendors offering a variety of local produce, crafts and other products. The whole purpose is to draw traffic and raise awareness that the mall is still here and in business, Bresnahan said, when the market started in July. She said there is a new coffee shop coming in. They know the situation, she said. They are very pro-county and they want to see the mall make it. The mall has a partnership with SCORE to add activities and create local small business opportunities. She also invited to the Economic Development Council to tour the property as it reviewed sites for its long-range plan. Were on the list for a shovel-ready site for a company of some sort, she said. We have 95,000 square feet and truck bays ready to go. But the bright star of the future, according to Bresnahan, is Art Jones plans for an aquarium. It would be a big plus for the community and obviously help the mall, she said, citing the positive impact of combining and tourism and education. It will make it easier for large companies to come in if there is something to bring people here, she said Monday. Im drawing up the lease. Jones wants to locate the proposed aquarium in the Belk space, which fronts on U.S. 19.HistoryAfter going into foreclosure in early 2011, the mall was purchased by Mike Kohan of Crystal River Mall Realty Management LLC, in March 2012 for $3 million. It is now listed at part of the Kohan Retail Investment Group, which represents about a dozen malls across the country. According to its website, the company sees the future of aging malls as places of mixed use, community settings for more than just shopping. Malls are evolving, the website states. We have a bright future, Bresnahan agreed, The owner has given us the latitude to be pretty much as creative as we need to be. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013 A5 000GQM6 Celebration of Lights 000GV5X 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 Tues., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve with Nature Coast Community Churchs Candlelight Christmas 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. 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Patrick Bushman, 71FLORAL CITYA Service of Remembrance for Mr. Patrick Steven Bushman of Floral City, FL, who died December21, 2013 in Inverness, FL, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, Decem ber28, 2013 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. Mr. Bushman was born August13, 1942 in Baltimore, MD, the son of William and Florence (Farley) Bushman. He was a graduate of Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD and served in the Air Force stateside during the Vietnam War. He worked as a computer systems engineer for Verizon, moving to Floral City, FL from St. Petersburg 35 years ago. Mr. Bushman was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Martin Bushman. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Marlise E. Bushman, son, Charles (Kathy) Bushman, daughter, Sarah Bushman, 2 brothers, William (Joy) Bushman and James (Joyce) Bushman, sister, Dianna Pierce, sister-inlaw, Marelyn Bushman and grandson, Nicholas Bushman. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 21754 State Rd 54, Lutz, FL 33549, www.cancer.org (select Clinical Research) or the American Heart Association 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1 Marietta, GA 30067. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooper FuneralHome.com. Joann Rogers, 80CRYSTAL RIVERJoann Rogers, age 80, Crystal River, died Dec.20, 2013, surrounded by her family, friends and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Joann was born April2, 1933, in Carthage, Tenn., to the late William and Eunice (Glover) Armstead. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Ronnie and Lonnie Rogers, both of Crystal River; five grandchildren; dear friends Chris Rosenbaum and Lee Bosley; and a wonderful, supportive neighbor, Peggy Andle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion F. Rogers, in 1982. The family invites friends to join them for visitation and celebration of Joanns life on Thursday, Dec.26, 2013, from 3 to 5p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at a later date privately at Florida National Cemetery. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Jeannie Collins, 72CRYSTAL RIVERJeannie C. Collins, 72, of Crystal River, Fla., died Saturday, Dec.21, 2013, at HPH Hospice House in Lecanto. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home with crematory, Crystal River. Dolores Colwell, 95INVERNESSDolores M. Colwell, 95, of Inverness, Fla., died Saturday, Dec.21, 2013, at Citrus Health and Rehab Center. Dolores was born May24, 1918, the daughter of James and Emma McCarthy of Detroit, Mich. She moved here in 2006 from Naples, Fla. Dolores is survived by sons James (Judy) Colwell, Inverness, Fla.; Timothy (Linda) Colwell, Franklin, N.C.; Thomas (Sue) Colwell, Englewood, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are by Heinz Funeral Home and Cremation, Inverness, Fla. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Linda Hammond, 65HOMOSASSALinda Deloras Hammond, who was at home in Homosassa, Fla., surrounded by her loving family, departed this world for heaven on Monday, Dec.16, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born on Dec.5, 1948, in Marshall, Ark., to the late John Barney Treat Sr. and Helen Treat (Fox). Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 46 years and soulmate, Garry Hammond of Homosassa, Fla.; son, Kevin Hammond of Beverly Hills, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli Hammond Mills and Lon Mills of Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, Marisa Hammond of Orlando, Fla., and Todd Mills of Ocala, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Cecelia Treat of Ozello, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Allen Horn of Leslie, Ark.; sister and brother-in-law, Jolene and Paul DeVore of Pottsville, Ark.; and several other fond relatives and friends. God chose Linda for a very special purpose and used her journey in a mighty way. As she gracefully and courageously battled cancer for more than four years, she unknowingly and selflessly inspired and encouraged countless friends and strangers. While cancer ravaged her body, she never allowed it to steal her unwavering faith in God, her incomparable smile, her gentle, sweet spirit, or her immeasurable joy. She faced every obstacle without hesitation or complaint. She never stopped being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, or friend. She set a faultless example of a life well lived, and the story of her brave, quiet suffering will continue to inspire. Her radiant light will never fade. Lindas life will be celebrated in a memorial service at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home, Marshall, Ark., and her ashes later interred at Nubbin Hill Cemetery, Leslie, Ark. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lindas honor to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, or by visiting hospiceofcitrus.org. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.John Lamb Jr., 92HERNANDOJohn T. Lamb Jr., 92, of Hernando, left this earth to fly with the angels on Dec.22, 2013. John was the first born to Clara and John T. Lamb Sr. in Dover, Ohio. John grew up in Dundee, Ohio, his lifelong love of cars and airplanes began when his father owned a small automotive garage. He learned to drive at 11 and owned his first car at age 14. Around this time, he became smitten with the love of his life when Bertha (Buzz) Weiss sauntered along a bridge as he swam in the creek below. Buzz and John enjoyed many dates in his first car while he worked enough hours on local farms to pay for gas and movie tickets. John graduated from Dundee High School, where he played basketball, but was mostly known for his bookish habits. Reading opened his eyes to the world beyond his small Ohio town and, when he graduated in 1939, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the goal of becoming a pilot. John and Buzz continued to date throughout this time and they married on Oct.29, 1942, after John had been accepted into aviation cadet school. He was extraordinarily excited and proud when he received his wings in 1943. After assignment to the Eighth Air Force, 78th Group, 82nd Fighter Squadron, he was transferred to a combat squadron at Duxford, Cambridge, England. He flew 56 missions over Europe and was decorated six times, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross twice. John returned to the U.S. on Christmas Day 1944 and, after a short stint working at the National Advisory Committee at Cleveland, Ohio, Airport, he was honorably separated from the service in 1945. He began work at a Packard dealer in Cleveland, but he and Buzzs dislike of cold, gloomy weather sent them packing for Florida in 1947. They set up house in Winter Park, Fla., when John began work at a local Chevrolet dealership. Children started arriving in 1952 and continued throughout the decade until the family was determined complete with three sons and one daughter. John had a vision to turn a ramshackle house on an idyllic lakefront lot into a home, and the kids grew up in that Windermere, Fla., home through most of the s and early s. In 1966, John opened his own Chevrolet dealership in Winter Garden, Fla. He sold this dealership in 1976 and opened a Honda dealership in 1977 in Orlando. Through the wild ups and downs of the economy, John loved the car business, but chose to retire in 1986. John had a naturally reserved personality and was the consummate gentleman. Very fastidious in his appearance, he enjoyed dressing well. In his retired years he enjoyed buying and selling their home every few years, moving more than 24 times while living in Florida. In the early 2000s they moved to Citrus County. John enjoyed weekly visits to his sons automobile dealerships and lunches out with Buzz. He enjoyed unblended scotch and beer. Sadly, his last desired meal of ribs and beer will need to be eaten in heaven. He was also a fan of Louis Lamours novels and other westerns. John loved to travel and one of his favorite trips was a trip back to Duxford, England, in 2001 with his three sons. He and his sons enjoyed seeing Johns old haunts, particularly the pubs frequented by the U.S. flyboys during World War II. Amazingly, Johns youthful signature still adorned the ceiling of the Eagle Pub. John loved life and all it had to offer. He will be dearly missed by all his family. John is survived by his much-loved wife, Bertha (Buzz) Weiss Lamb; a brother, Keith W. Lamb (Yvonne); four children, Steve (Jewel), Rick (Edith), Tom (Hope) and Laurie Larsen (Don); four grandchildren, Erika Beagle, Justin Lamb (Amanda), Chelsea Lamb and Reidar Larsen; two great-grandchildren, Levitt Lamb and Tripp Lamb; and several nieces and nephews. Donations in remembrance of John may be directed to Crystal River Methodist Church, Chapel Fund, 4801 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. bloodshed. I sleep well. Its the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence, he told The Associated Press in 2007. The AK-47 Avtomat Kalashnikov and the year it went into production is the worlds most popular firearm, favored by guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of many armies. An estimated 100 million guns are spread worldwide. Though it isnt especially accurate, its ruggedness and simplicity are exemplary: it performs in sandy or wet conditions that jam more sophisticated weapons such as the U.S. M-16. During the Vietnam war, American soldiers would throw away their M-16s to grab AK-47s and bullets for it from dead Vietnamese soldiers, Kalashnikov said in July 2007 at a ceremony marking the rifles 60th anniversary. The weapons suitability for jungle and desert fighting made it nearly ideal for the Third World insurgents backed by the Soviet Union, and Moscow not only distributed the AK-47 widely but also licensed its production in some 30 other countries. The guns status among revolutionaries and national-liberation struggles is enshrined on the flag of Mozambique. Kalashnikov, born into a peasant family in Siberia, began his working life as a railroad clerk. After he joined the Red Army in 1938, he began to show mechanical flair by inventing several modifications for Soviet tanks. The moment that firmly set his course was in the 1941 battle of Bryansk against Nazi forces, when a shell hit his tank. Recovering from wounds in the hospital, Kalashnikov brooded about the superior automatic rifles hed seen the Nazis deploy; his rough ideas and revisions bore fruit five years later. Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer, said Kalashnikov. I always wanted to construct agricultural machinery. In 2007, President Vladimir Putin praised him, saying The Kalashnikov rifle is a symbol of the creative genius of our people. Over his career, he was decorated with numerous honors, including the Hero of Socialist Labor and Order of Lenin and Stalin Prize. But because his invention was never patented, he didnt get rich off royalties. At that time in our country, patenting inventions wasnt an issue. We worked for Socialist society, for the good of the people, which I never regret, he once said. Kalashnikov continued working into his late 80s as chief designer of the Izmash company that first built the AK-47. He also traveled the world helping Russia negotiate new arms deals, and he wrote books on his life, about arms and about youth education. After the collapse of the great and mighty Soviet Union, so much crap has been imposed on us, especially on the younger generation, he said. I wrote six books to help them find their way in life. He said he was proud of his bronze bust installed in his native village of Kurya in the Siberian region of Altai. He said newlyweds bring flowers to the bust. They whisper Uncle Misha, wish us happiness and healthy kids, he said. What other gun designer can boast of that? 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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 KALASHNIKOVContinued from Page A1 Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer. I always wanted to construct agricultural machinery.Mikhail Kalashnikovdesigner of the AK-47 assault rifle. Associated PressMikhail Kalashnikov, who invented the AK-47 assault rifle, attends festivities Nov. 10, 2009, to celebrate his 90th birthday in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
Associated PressNEW YORK Target Corp. said on Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer thats being called the second largest incident in U.S. history. The investigation comes after the discounter revealed last week that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The theft is exceeded only by a scam that began in 2005 involving retailer TJX Cos. It affected at least 45.7 million card users. The Department of Justice declined to comment on whether its investigating the breach at Target, the nations second largest discounter. But Target said that its cooperating with the DOJs probe. The news came as Target also said that it is working with the U.S. Secret Service in the retailers own investigation and that its general counsel held a conference call on Monday with state attorneys general to bring them up to date on the breach. Target remains committed to sharing information about the recent data breach with all who are impacted, said Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman, in a statement. The moves come as Target is trying to deal with the bad publicity thats being generated by the breach during what is typically the busiest shopping season of the year. By Monday evening, more than a dozen Target customers had already filed class-action lawsuits in federal courts around the country, with some alleging Target was negligent and should have done a better job of protecting customer data.BUSINESSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013 A7 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: 1,827.99 Change: 9.67 (0.5%) 10 DAYS 14,500 15,000 15,500 16,000 16,500 JD JASON 15,680 16,000 16,320 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 16,294.61 Change: 73.47 (0.5%) 10 DAYSAdvanced2203 Declined906 New Highs348 New Lows36 Vol. (in mil.)2,800 Pvs. Volume4,836 1,730 3,000 1896 719 347 23 NYSE NASD DOW 16318.1116225.2516294.61+73.47+0.45%+24.35% DOW Trans.7328.347290.447312.04+29.78+0.41%+37.79% DOW Util.491.08486.79487.01-1.33-0.27%+7.49% NYSE Comp.10260.4610230.9710246.67+50.59+0.50%+21.36% NASDAQ4149.314127.724148.90+44.16+1.08%+37.40% S&P5001829.751822.921827.99+9.67+0.53%+28.17% S&P4001329.131322.601328.94+10.09+0.77%+30.23% Wilshire 500019500.6719424.2519491.03+120.84+0.62%+29.98% Russell 20001157.341146.511157.22+10.75+0.94%+36.24% 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. The drugmaker jumped for the second consecutive day after getting regulatory approval to put its leukemia drug back on the market. The tech giant announced a long-anticipated agreement with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to the worlds biggest phone company. Activist investor Starboard Value disclosed a sizeable stake in the restaurant operator and is expected to push for a breakup. There were signs that shoppers are avoiding or spending less at the retailer after a credit-card security breach was revealed. Citigroup removed its sell rating on the homebuilder, citing a recovery in earnings and the fact that it has trailed the S&P 500. Stocks finished higher Monday, getting a lift from reports showing consumer income and spending both grew last month. Technology stocks also rallied on news that Apple inked a deal to sell the iPhone to Chinas biggest wireless carrier, China Mobile. 14 16 18 $20 D ON KB HomeKBH Close: $18.19 1.28 or 7.6% $14.95$25.14 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 9.7m (2.3x avg.) $1.52 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 91.0 0.5% 60 65 $70 D ON TargetTGT Close: $61.88 -0.61 or -1.0% $58.01$73.50 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 5.7m (1.1x avg.) $39.11 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 16.6 2.8% 45 50 $55 D ON Darden RestaurantsDRI Close: $54.35 3.26 or 6.4% $44.11$55.25 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 5.6m (2.7x avg.) $7.1 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 19.3 4.0% 450 500 550 $600 D ON AppleAAPL Close: $570.09 21.07 or 3.8% $ 385.10 $575.14 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 17.8m (1.6x avg.) $512.93 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 14.4 2.1% 0 10 $20 D ON Ariad Pharma.ARIA Close: $7.00 0.57 or 8.9% $2.15$23.00 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 101.1m (4.0x avg.) $1.3 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.93 percent Monday. 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.090.08+0.01.11 52-wk T-bill.120.13-0.01.14 2-year T-note.380.38....27 5-year T-note1.681.68....76 10-year T-note2.932.89+0.041.76 30-year T-bond3.853.82+0.032.93 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.653.63+0.022.52 Bond Buyer Muni Idx5.135.13...4.11 Barclays USAggregate2.432.44-0.011.77 Barclays US High Yield5.685.69-0.016.06 Moodys AAACorp Idx4.494.57-0.083.73 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.841.83+0.011.01 Barclays US Corp3.213.23-0.022.73 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of oil fell Monday amid lighter-than-usual trading ahead of the Christmas holiday. Metals were mostly lower, but aluminum advanced. 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Interestrates Includes Set-Up, Hurricane Anchoring, 2 Sets of Steps, Skirting. A/C with Heat Installed. OPTIONAL GLAMOR BATH OPT. DOOR M-F 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 Visit: PrestigeHomes.net 1825 Hwy. 41 North, Inverness, FL 34450 (1/4 mile North of K-Mart Plaza) CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT 352-726-4009 1-800-841-0592 Out of Area 000GTWA Under $60,000 in Citrus County SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR BECON SCORES 575 AND HIGHER GAIL BASE PRICE $ 37,995 40X24 ZACK BASE PRICE $ 39,995 40X28 DANIELLE BASE PRICE $ 45,995 44X28 56X28 WAYNE BASE PRICE $ 56,995 SCOTT BASE PRICE $ 51,995 OPTIONAL DEN 60X28 Associated PressNEW YORK Stocks rose in quiet trading Monday as investors start to close the books on 2013. Apple helped lift technology stocks after the company reached a deal to sell the iPhone to Chinas largest wireless carrier. The market has been moving broadly higher since last Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve said it will start pulling back on its stimulus program next month as the U.S. economy improves. Last week the government also raised its estimate for third-quarter economic growth to 4.1 percent, the fastest pace since 2011. Everything is going in the right direction, said Rob Stein, chief executive officer of Chicago-based Astor Investment Management. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 73.47 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,294.61. The Standard & Poors 500 index was up 9.67 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,827.99. The Nasdaq composite rose 44.16 points, or 1.1 percent, to 4,148.90. Apple rose $21.07, or 4 percent, to $570.09 after the company reached a deal with China Mobile, the worlds largest cell phone provider, to sell the iPhone in the worlds most populous country. The iPhone is already sold through two smaller carriers there. Technology stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.5 percent, more than twice as much as the broader index. Trading was very light ahead of the Christmas holiday. Just 2.8 billion shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, well below the recent average of 3.4 billion. Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market will be closed Wednesday for Christmas. Both exchanges will also close at 1 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday for Christmas Eve. The market is heading for its best year in more than a decade. The S&P 500 index has increased 28 percent so far this year 30 percent when dividends are included putting it on track for its biggest annual gain since 1997. People want to hold on to these gains, so no one is going to take any undue risks this close to the end of the year, said Stephen Carl, head equity trader at Williams Capital. The next two weeks, with Christmas and New Years Day both falling in the middle of the work week, will likely have light trading, he said. In other economic news, consumer spending rose 0.5 percent in November, the most since June. Those are closely watched figures, especially leading up to the holiday season. Apple, tech stocks lift broader market Target says Justice Dept. probing security breach
OPINION Page A8TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013 What would Jesus think?The Citrus County Chronicleprinted an announcement today of an upcoming dove shoot fundraiser sponsored by the Agricultural Alliance of Citrus County and the Citrus Countys Cattlemens Association. Following a barbeque, hunters will enjoy blasting out of the sky the innocent and harmless birds that have represented the Holy Spirit since the beginning of Christendom. This is the same creature that symbolizes the gentle Savior bringing peace to mankind through His sacrifice. As we enjoy sending and/or opening our Christmas cards this holiday season, take note of the number of doves depicted therein. There are many biblical references to the dove. As religious symbols, they go back to the time of Noah when one carried an olive branch to him from dry land, showing that life had returned to the earth after the great flood. In the New Testament, doves are associated with Jesus birth and baptism and they appear just before His death. Although it was not uncommon for the local folk of the day to ceremonially sacrifice doves, Jesus was known to become angry at this practice, and drove out all of the merchants from the Temple, including those who sold doves. After Jesus baptism in the Jordan River by John, Gods Holy Spirit came from heaven and descended on him like a dove and to this day doves remain an emblem of purity and harmlessness and peace. It is not my intent to judge the right or wrong of the joy some feel when killing these symbols of the Holy Spirit. Hopefully, dove hunt planners and participants will have plenty of time to think of a good excuse before they have to explain it to Saint Peter, who will make that judgment.Nancy J. Kost Homosassa GENELYONSWe have just enough religion to make us hate, wrote Jonathan Swift, but not enough to make us love one another. A lifelong religious controversialist, the 18th-century Irish satirist definitely knew whereof he wrote. After all, its fewer than 20 years since Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland quit dynamiting each others gathering places. Even here in the United States, it often seems that picking fights over religion increases during the Christmas season. If anything, claiming to be persecuted while expressing contempt for others beliefs appears on the rise. And, no, Im not talking only about the annual invocation of paranoid triumphalism Fox News calls the War on Christmas. Nor even about noted theologian Rush Limbaugh assailing Pope Francis as a Marxist for criticizing the tyranny of markets and the worship of money. Because Jesus was all about capital formation and tax cuts for the wealthy. Everywhere you look, somebodys insulting somebody elses religion. To me, the cultural lefts only marginally better than the right. I recently witnessed a remarkable online colloquy concerning a Catholic organizations shipping 3,000 rosaries to the Philipines to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, so that they can thank God, as one cynic wrote. Do these people ever use their minds for one second? one person asked. Hearing this is thoroughly depressing. It shows how ignorant and warped so many people are and how daunting is the amount of education there needs to be to cure the world. Cure it of what, I wondered. Of typhoons? Of charity? Or merely of belief? Almost needless to say, Roman Catholic churches worldwide were taking up special collections for storm victims in that largely Catholic nation along with religious and humanitarian organizations worldwide. They are vultures sweeping down on those in need to shove more control down their throats, wrote another. I have nothing but contempt for the Catholic church and religion as a whole. News flash: The world will never be cured. Meanwhile, how this kind of free-floating rage differs from Bible-beating preachers who blame earthquakes and tornadoes on other peoples sexual sins escapes me. The main characteristic of the fundamentalist mind is an inability to refrain from expressing contempt for beliefs different from ones own whether ones spiritual example is Pat Robertson or Christopher Hitchens. Which brings us back to Sarah Palins remarkable appearance at the late Jerry Falwells Liberty University last week the last stop on a tour publicizing her book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. I say in a very jolly Christmasy way, the Alaskan babbler claims, that, Enough is enough. Say enough is enough with this politically correct police out there that is acting to erode our freedom to celebrate and exercise our faith. Some Scrooge wants to force Christ out of Christmas and wants to ban Jesus out of the reason for the season? To hear Palin tell it, theres a veritable army of angry atheists armed with an attorney who want to try to abort Christ from Christmas by filing lawsuits when they see a plastic Jewish family on somebodys lawn a Nativity scene, thats basically what it is, right? Actually, no. But never mind theology, heres the deal: If Palin or anybody else can provide a single, verifiable instance of somebody being successfully sued for exhibiting a creche, a cross or any religious symbol on private property anywhere in the U.S., theyd have something to complain about. Theyd also have the certain support of the American Civil Liberties Union in defense of their First Amendment rights. But of course thats not what these (to my mind overblown) fights over Nativity scenes at courthouses, city halls and state capitols around the country are about. Instead, theyre about an establishment of religion, which the same First Amendment categorically forbids. In typical scattershot fashion, Palin even invoked Virginias own Thomas Jefferson, a conventionally pious Founding Father in her mind, who would, like, totally object to the persecution of people like her who cant make everybody admit that their God is Americas God: I think Thomas Jefferson would certainly recognize it and stand up and he wouldnt let anybody tell him to sit down and shut up. Now its definitely true that Jefferson was rarely shy about his religious views. Courtesy of Martin Longman in Washington Monthly, heres Jeffersons opinion about what Palin calls the reason for the season from an 1823 letter to John Adams: The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. Like Swift, Jefferson recognized the dangers of religious strife. Thats precisely why, he assured Connecticut Baptists in 1802, the First Amendment decreed a wall of separation between church and State. A wall that protects us still.Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner. You can email Lyons at eugene firstname.lastname@example.org. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 Religious wars continue 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 LOCK IT IN Jail decision should be long term The county commission is evaluating the future of the county jail, which is currently owned by the county but operated by Corrections Corporation of America. Recently, the county received an inquiry from CCA about buying the jail and charging the county a per diem rate for housing prisoners. This led to the county evaluating its policies on disposal of assets, since without a specific ordinance outlining how to dispose of real property, sales would be through a competitive bidding process with the highest and best bidder getting the property. In addition to asking the county attorney to come back with a draft ordinance on property disposal, the commission also voted 4-1 to consider the advantages and disadvantages of selling the jail. In a later meeting with theChronicleeditorial board, commission chair John Kenney said selling assets such as the jail could fund some major capital projects and help build reserves. Kenney noted that should the county sell the jail, it would need some guarantee for what CCA would charge the county for holding prisoners, as well as assuring that there is a working relationship with the sheriff, that the county can still have free use of the courtroom at the jail and that the county would have the right of first refusal should CCA sell the jail. We believe that Kenney is asking the right questions about the details of selling the jail. But we also believe that there are other considerations that should be part of the final decision. Since incarceration is authorized through government action, the county also needs to evaluate whether having a private corporation both own and operate the local detention facility limits governmental control of this function. The county also needs to carefully evaluate the longterm as well as short-term economic consequences of selling the property. This is a decision that has both social and economic ramifications for county residents, and it should be made after careful consideration of both impacts. THE ISSUE:County considering whether to sell or keep jail.OUR OPINION:Make decision for the long term. 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. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to email@example.com .LETTER to the Editor Fire station activeI was just wondering what is going on over at the fire station in Hernando, the one by Parsons Point and the lake, off of (U.S.) 41. I was just curious. Is that now a paid fire station or are just people working there all the time trying to fix the station up? Because I see people there at 6 a.m., I see them there at noon, I see them there at 8 p.m. and the doors are almost always open I was just curious maybe if that was a paid fire stationEditors note: According to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, the fire station is not staffed with career personnel; however, paid oncall firefighters, logistics staff members and career personnel stop by the station on a regular basis.Happy HolidaysThank you, Louis Pulgrano, for your Happy Holidays letter you wrote in response to those who are affronted by a Happy Holiday greeting. Its amazing how many Christians do not know that it was the pope who decreed that Christs birthday would coincide with the older established pagan festivals of Saturnalia/Winter Solstice. Help for AspergersI was calling in regards to the Sound Off someone wrote about asking for advice for support for someone with adult Aspergers syndrome. I wanted to let them know that there is something Im a member of called CASS, thats Citrus Autism Support Services. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at Joes Family Restaurant in Inverness. Its on Main Street. If youd like to contact the admin, her name is Dawn Greer Williamson and her phone number is 352-577-5022. I hope to see you there. I hope you get the support that you need.Deserve higher wageOne of your callers said fastfood workers dont deserve $15 an hour because its not hard labor. Ive had a dozen different jobs in my life and fast food is hands down the hardest. And where does he think they get benefits besides? They may not get their $15, but that doesnt mean they dont deserve it. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and 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 OtherVOICES 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.
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Reindeer Associated PressA reindeer pokes her nose at the camera Monday at a Santas village display in Huntsville, Ala. Judge tells Calif. hospital to keep treating teenOAKLAND, Calif. With a family fighting a hospital to keep their daughter who has been declared brain dead on life support, a California judge on Monday ordered the hospital to keep treating 13-year-old Jahi McMath for another week as a second medical evaluation is conducted. Jahi experienced complications following a tonsillectomy at Childrens Hospital in Oakland. Doctors at Childrens Hospital concluded the girl was brain dead on Dec. 12 and wanted to remove her from life support. Jahis family wants to keep her hooked up to a respirator, and eventually have her moved to another facility.Man pleads guilty after girl hands out pot candyHAMILTON, Mont. A 40-year-old Hamilton man has pleaded guilty to drug charges more than a year and a half after his daughter was found distributing marijuana-laced candy on a school bus. Robert McCoy accepted a plea-bargain agreement Wednesday that recommends he pay $5,000 to the Ravalli County Drug Fund and serve between 15 and 30 days in jail. McCoy and his wife were out of the country in May 2012, when the girl handed out the candy. Authorities found in their home more than twice the legal amount of marijuana allowed to a medical pot provider, along with hashish. McCoy pleaded guilty to operating an illegal grow operation, possessing hashish and unlawful conduct by a cardholder.Utah gay couples rush to wed amid legal wranglingSALT LAKE CITY A federal judge on Monday allowed gay marriage to continue in Utah, rejecting a request to put same-sex weddings on hold as the state appeals a decision that has sent couples flocking to county clerk offices for marriage licenses. Judge Robert J. Shelby overturned Utahs ban on same-sex marriage Friday, ruling the voter-approved measure is a violation of gay couples constitutional rights. The state then asked him to put a stop to the weddings, but he rejected the request. Shelbys ruling is far from the end of the legal wrangling on the topic. The state quickly filed a request with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put gay marriage on hold, and that court could rule as soon as Monday evening or Tuesday. The same court, in Denver, likely will hear the full appeal of the case several months from now. Nearly 700 gay couples have obtained marriage licenses since Friday, with most coming in the states most populous county. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS NATION& WORLD Page A10TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Associated PressCHICAGO Anticipating heavy traffic on the governments health care website, the Obama administration extended Mondays deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan. It was the latest in a series of pushed-back deadlines and delays that have marked the rollout of the health care law. But federal officials urged buyers not to procrastinate. You should not wait until tomorrow. If you are aiming to get coverage Jan. 1, you should try to sign up today, said Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the federal agency in charge of the overhaul. Bataille said the grace period which runs through today was being offered to accommodate people from different time zones and to allow for any technical problems that might result from a lastminute rush of applicants. The HealthCare.gov site had a disastrous, glitchprone debut in October but has gone through extensive improvements to make it more reliable and increase its capacity, and the administration said the system was running well Monday. By the afternoon, the site had received a record 850,000 visits, five times the number logged by the same time last Monday, the administration said. Bataille said the system was handling the volume with error rates of less than 1 in 200. The Obama administration is hoping for a surge of year-end enrollments to show that the technical problems were merely a temporary setback. That would also go a long way toward easing concerns that insurance companies wont be able to sign up enough young, healthy people to keep prices low for everyone. But the grace period may have been a tacit acknowledgement that the website remains vulnerable to heavy traffic. Whats more, the delay offered critics of Obamacare another opportunity to argue that the law still isnt working and that President Barack Obama keeps changing the rules. The administration was careful not to characterize Tuesday as a new deadline or an extension, likening the move instead to the Election Day practice in which people who are in line when the polls close are still allowed to vote. Get your health care now Administration extends enrollment deadline by one day to allow for rush Winter weather Associated PressAndrew Powers, an arborist with Asplundh Tree Experts, clears iced branches from power lines Monday along Mayflower Heights Drive in Waterville, Maine. Nearly 57,000 people in Maine were without power Monday. Associated PressWASHINGTON The Pentagons top civilian says its time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but hes facing a test of wills with the nations powerful veterans groups, which want no cuts in their benefits. Veterans groups are fighting curbs in annual pension increases for military retirees younger than age 62 that are part of the new budget deal passed by Congress last week and awaiting President Barack Obamas signature. After a barrage of protests from the military community, lawmakers said theyll review the cut next year and possibly reverse it. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that reform of military compensation cant be avoided. We all know that we need to slow cost growth in military compensation, Hagel told a Pentagon press conference. We know that many proposals will be controversial and unpopular. ... Tough decisions will have to be made. Retirees want the belttightening done elsewhere. Only 17 percent of service members those who serve 20 years get pensions, the Pentagon says. Most people dont stay that long, meaning 83 percent who serve less than two decades get no retirement pay. But someone who enters the military at age 18 and stays 20 years starts drawing pension checks worth half their base salary immediately at age 38 rather than having to wait until their 60s and gets the payments for life. Its a practice without parallel in the private sector, though some government agencies such as city police departments do it. Critics say 40 years of pension for 20 years of work is overly generous, but retirees say they deserve it for doing risky jobs that are tough on them and their families and that the overwhelming majority of Americans dont volunteer for. There are nearly 2 million retirees currently getting military pensions at an annual cost to the Defense Department of $4.5 billion. Of those, 840,000 are younger than 62 and more than 80 percent of those were enlisted, as opposed to higher-paid officers. The retirement system hasnt been changed materially in more than 100 years and was designed when people didnt live as long, second careers were rare and military pay was low. Many people now have second careers after retiring, collecting the pension, as well as income from their new jobs and in their 60s are also getting Social Security payments, to which they contributed while in the military. The change provoking outrage among military and veteran groups this week would reduce retirement benefits for workingage retirees. Starting Dec. 1, 2015, cost-of-living adjustments for pensions of people younger than62 would be modified to equal inflation minus 1 percent; then at 62, retirees would receive a catch-up increase that would restore their pensions to reflect levels as if the cost-ofliving adjustment had been the full consumer price index in all previous years. But they wouldnt get back what was lost, meaning a reduction of nearly $72,000 in benefits over a lifetime for a sergeant first class who retires at age 42, by one groups estimate. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said a veteran of identical rank who retired at 38 would still wind up with $1.62 million in retirement pay over a lifetime. Fight brews over military pension cuts Secretary of Defense says theyre necessary, but veterans groups are up in arms WorldBRIEFS UK finally pardons Alan TuringLONDON His codebreaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think. But Alan Turing was gay, and 1950s Britain punished the mathematicians sexuality with a criminal conviction, intrusive surveillance and hormone treatment meant to extinguish his sex drive. Now, nearly half a century after the war heros suicide, Queen Elizabeth II has finally granted Turing a pardon. Turing was an exceptional man with a brilliant mind, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said in a prepared statement released Tuesday. Describing Turings treatment as unjust, Grayling said the code breaker deserves to be remembered and recognized for his fantastic contribution to the war effort and his legacy to science.Malta revives plan to sell citizenshipVALLETTA, Malta The Maltese government on Monday announced a revised scheme to sell citizenship in the European Union nation, raising the threshold of investment without introducing a residency requirement. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters the new requirements include a total investment of 1.15 million euros ($1.57 million), up from the original 650,000 euros to buy a passport. Now, fasttrack Maltese citizens must also make a 350,000-euro property investment and spend another 150,000 euros in bonds or shares for at least five years. The scheme will be capped at 1,800 passports, Muscat said.Egypt: Explosion rocks police stationCAIRO A strong explosion rocked a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early Tuesday leaving at least 11 people dead and scores of others injured, according to state news agency and a security official. Most of those killed were among policemen inside the security headquarters whose bodies were buried under the debris. The death toll is expected to rise, officials said. Reason for the season Associated PressA Christian woman lights a candle Monday in the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem the purported birthplace of Jesus. From wire reports
Hockey/B2 Basketball/B2 Scoreboard/B3 NFL football/B4 Section BTUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE East Carolina wide receiver Cam Worthy catches a touchdown pass in front of Ohio cornerback Devin Bass during the first quarter of the Beef O Brady's Bowl on Monday in St. Petersburg. East Carolina won 37-20.Associated Press Associated PressST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Vinatavious Cooper rushed for a career-best 198 yards, setting a Beef O Bradys Bowl record and leading East Carolina to a 37-20 victory over Ohio on Monday. The Pirates (10-3) grabbed the lead for good on the first of Coopers two touchdowns runs in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard burst with just under 10 minutes remaining. East Carolinas Shane Carden threw for 273 yards and one TD and also scored on a pass reception. Cam Worthy caught an early 5-yard scoring pass from Carden, and then took a lateral from the junior quarterback and threw 14 yards back to Carden for a fourth-quarter TD that made it 31-20. Cooper put it well out of reach, finding an opening off left tackle and racing 22 yards for his second TD. Tyler Tettleton and Derrius Vick threw scoring passes for Ohio (7-6), which overcame an early two-touchdown deficit to lead 20-17 before Cooper put East Carolina back in front before an announced crowd of 20,053 at Tropicana Field. Breon Allen also scored on a 2-yard run for East Carolina, which won six of its final seven games to finish with the second-most victories in school history. Carden set the school record for single-season yards passing with a 13yard throw to Isaiah Jones on the drive ended with Allens TD, making it 14-0. He completed 29 of 45 passes while boosting his season total to 4,139 yards, breaking Dominique Davis record total for the Pirates. Cooper ran for 90 yards in the opening quarter alone, becoming the third running back in East Carolina history to rush for 1,000 in consecutive seasons. Justin Hardy, meanwhile, had eight receptions for 59 yards, setting a school record for yards receiving in a season. He finished with nine catches, giving him 114 receptions for 1,284 yards. Ohio battled back after a slow start. East Carolina takes home trophy at the Trop See BOWL/ Page B3 Associated PressThe Miami Heats Mario Chalmers is fouled by the Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap on Monday as he shoots in the first half in Miami. Associated PressMIAMILeBron James scored 38 points, Michael Beasley made two free throws with 9.2 seconds left to put Miami up for good, and the Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 121-119 in overtime on Monday night. The Heat wasted an early 13-0 lead, then rallied from seven points down in the final 90 seconds of the fourth quarter. Ray Allen made three free throws with 8 seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime, after getting fouled by Atlantas DeMarre Carroll. Allen finished with 19 points, Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen each scored 12 and Chris Bosh finished with 11 for the Heat, who played without Dwyane Wade and still beat the Hawks for the ninth straight time. Jeff Teague scored 26 points, Paul Millsap made seven 3-pointers on the way to a 25-point night, and Al Horford finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta. Kyle Korver scored 15 for the Hawks. The Hawks had a chance to win it at the end of overtime, but never got a good look. Chalmers used Miamis foulto-give with 2.3 seconds left, sending Atlanta back to the huddle and using its last time-out to draw a play. Bosh, who was in the locker room getting stitches in his upper lip at the start of overtime, guarded the ball. The Hawks Pero Antic tried getting a lob to Korver, but Andersen snuffed out the play at the rim, got fouled and added a free throw with 0.3 seconds left. Andersen then knocked away Atlantas last-ditch pass as time expired, and the Heat finished off a perfect homestand. Beasley had missed seven games with a strained hamstring, but checked in during the third quarter when Miami was facing a double-digit deficit. On the play where he was fouled by Millsap, he attacked the lane from the left side, drew contact and coolly made the free throws to put the Heat on top. One stop was all Miami needed from there, and the Heat found a way. Korvers long 3 with about 1:40 left put Atlanta up 107-100, but the Hawks couldnt put it away in regulation. James made a pair of 3-pointers, along with a dunk, and Allen got hit by Carroll on the play that Miami needed to force overtime. Allens free throws: Swish, swish, swish. It was all part of a game that had simply wild ebbs and flows. Heat fend off Hawks 121-119, avoid losing ground to Indiana Associated PressSUNRISE, Fla. Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday. Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist and Victor Hedman had three assists. J.T. Brown added two third-period goals for Tampa Bay. Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his 20th victory of the season. Sean Bergenheim scored and Scott Clemmensen made 30 saves for Florida. St. Louis assisted on Johnsons tap-in goal off a wide shot off the boards by Hedman and added another on Filppulas power-play goal less than five minutes later for a 3-1 Lightning lead in the second period. St. Louis scored his 16th goal of the season when his batted shot escaped Clemmensen for a 4-1 advantage after two periods. With the game tied 1-1 entering the second period, Hedman took a pass in the left circle from St. Louis and sent a shot that went wide of Clemmensen. Johnson was in the right place and scored his ninth goal. Florida then took a pair of minor penalties 6:48 into the period Tom Gilbert for hooking and the bench for too many men on the ice that led to full two-minute 5-on-3 power play for the Lightning. In the slot, Filppula gathered a shot from Teddy Purcell that deflected off Marcel Gocs stick and sent it past Clemmensen for his 13th goal. St. Louis recorded the second assist on the goal, and scored an evenstrength goal 4:06 later. Florida had a second man advantage when Ondrej Palat went off for hooking. Bergenheim scored his fifth goal when Aleksander Barkov stole Matt Carles clearing attempt and deflected it to Bergenheim, who beat goaltender Bishop at 18:56 of the first. Tampa Bay scored 19 seconds later on the next shift when Killorns tapped in his ninth goal off a pass from Filppula to even it at 1-1. Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson (orbital bone) had surgery Monday after being injured in Winnipeg. The club called up defenseman Alex Petrovic from San Antonio (AHL) earlier in the day. The 2010 second-round pick logged 13:27 of ice time in his season debut. NOTES: Florida F Scottie Upshall (upper body) was hurt in the first period and didnt return. ... Tampa Bay D Sami Salo (upper body) left in the second period and didnt return. ... Florida G Tim Thomas remained on the injured reserve (retroactive to Dec. 12) and missed his sixth straight game after being hurt nearly two weeks ago in practice. ... With the win in the teams third meeting, Tampa Bay won the first annual Governors Cup, created during the offseason by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Lightning clobber Panthers Tampa Bay 6, Florida 1 See HEAT/ Page B3
B2TUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Associated PressORLANDO Carmelo Anthony had 19 points before leaving the game with a sprained left ankle in the third quarter, but the New York Knicks were able to stave off a fierce charge to preserve a 103-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. New York led by as many as 25 points before having its lead cut all the way to a point in the fourth quarter. Beno Udrih hit six straight free-throws in the final 26 seconds to help preserve the win. J.R. Smith added 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Knicks also got a boost from the return of Raymond Felton, who had missed six games with a strained left hamstring. They earned their eight straight victory over the Magic. Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 26 points. Glen Davis added 20 and Jameer Nelson 17. The Magic have lost three straight and 11 of their last 13. The Knicks seemed to be cruising in the third quarter with a 25-point lead before Anthony went down with about seven minutes left in the quarter. It helped stretch a Magic 27-8 run that cut New Yorks lead to just 76-70. The Knicks carried an 8476 edge into the fourth, but the Magic kept attacking as New York began to settle for jump shots. A tip-in by Jason Maxiell cut it all the way down to a point with 8:28 to play in the game, prompting Knicks coach Mike Woodson to call a timeout. New York responded, and got a mini-spurt that pushed its lead back to 89-83. It was short-lived, as the Magic got within 91-89 on a jumper by Nelson. Orlando had a chance to tie it on a fast break following a Knicks miss, but Tobias Harris layup attempt was blocked by Smith. Felton got tangled up with another player during the play and limped off the floor. The Knicks steadied, and got a steal and layup by Iman Shumpert that gave them a 97-91 cushion. Felton made his presence felt in the first few minutes of action with a pair of jumpers and assist on a Tyson Chandler. It helped provided a jolt for the Knicks, who shot 52 percent in the first half. New York played as fluidly as it has in weeks as it built a 65-41 halftime lead. The Magic hit 7 of their first 10 shots on the night to surge in front early. The Knicks kept pace, though, using runs of 10-0 and 16-3 to outscore Orlando 3614 in the second quarter. Anthony and Smith were a big part of both spurts, scoring 17 and 14 points, respectively, in the half.Pistons 115, Cavaliers 92CLEVELAND Josh Smith scored 25 points, Brandon Jennings added 21 and the Detroit Pistons continued their success on the road with a 115-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. The Pistons have won seven of their last eight away from home. Jennings also had 13 assists for Detroit, which went ahead for good midway through the first quarter and built a 21-point lead late in the first half. The margin reached 28 points in the fourth quarter as the Pistons rolled to their biggest win of the season. Kyrie Irving scored 21 points for Cleveland, which last lost four of five.Bobcats 111, Bucks 110 (OT)CHARLOTTE, N.C. Al Jefferson scored a season-high 26 points, Kemba Walker nearly had a triple double and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-110 in overtime for their fourth victory in five games. Jefferson was 12 of 23 from the field as the Bobcats (14-15) overcame an 18-point first half deficit. Walker had 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and Anthony Tolliver had 12 points on four 3-pointers. Rookie Cody Zeller added a career-high 12 points. Its the third time in the last four games the Bobcats have come back from at least 16 points down to win.Pacers 103, Nets 86NEW YORK Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 26 points in his hometown, Paul George also had 26, and the Indiana Pacers went on to their third straight easy victory, 103-86 over the Brooklyn Nets. Stephenson, who recorded his NBA-leading third triple-double of the season Sunday in a rout of Boston, did most of his damage as a scorer. David West finished with 13 points for the Pacers, who pulled away in the third period, when Paul Pierce was ejected for a flagrant foul in only the second scoreless game of his career.Grizzlies 104, Jazz 94MEMPHIS, Tenn. Zach Randolph scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless added all of his 17 points in the second half and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Utah Jazz 104-94 on Monday night. Memphis (12-15) has won two in the row after losing a season-high five straight. Bayless hit two 3-pointers in a row, one at the end of the third quarter and the other at the beginning of the fourth, to help the Grizzlies push out to an 80-71 lead. The Grizzlies bench had a big game. Bayless was 4 of 5 from 3point range while Mike Miller scored 15 and Jon Leuer added 11. Memphis shot 11 of 20 (55 percent) from 3-point range. Utah (8-23) was led by Trey Burke and Richard Jefferson, who each scored 18 points. Gordon Hayward added 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Derrick Favors also scored 16.Mavericks 111, Rockets 104HOUSTON Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 111-104 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. Houston cut the lead to six after a 3-pointer by Aaron Brooks with about 3 minutes left, but Nowitzki knocked down consecutive baskets to push the Mavericks lead to 10797. Dwight Howard had 29 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets, who were playing their second straight game without leading scorer James Harden, who was out with a sprained left ankle. Dallas started the final period by using a 9-4 run powered by three 3pointers, including two from Jae Crowder, to push the lead to 95-82. Jeremy Lin, who has been out since Dec. 13 because of back spasms, scored 20 and Chandler Parsons had 21 for Houston.Spurs 112, Raptors 99SAN ANTONIO Tony Parker had 26 points and eight assists and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Toronto Raptors 112-99. Manu Ginobili had 18 points and Danny Green was 4 for 6 on 3-pointers in scoring 14 points for San Antonio (21-7). Kawhi Leonard added 13 points and 10 rebounds after missing Saturdays game due to a dental procedure. Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross had 23 points each and DeMar DeRozan added 13 points for Toronto (11-15). The Raptors had won two straight and four of five entering Mondays game. They got within three or less on numerous occasions in the second half, but couldnt complete the rallies against the Spurs. Associated PressThe Orlando Magics Arron Afflalo drives around the New York Knicks Amare Stoudemire on Monday in the second half in Orlando. New York won the game 103-98. Knicks lose Anthony, but hold off Magic Associated PressOTTAWA Craig Anderson made 27 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0. The game was close after two periods but the Senators dominated the Penguins in the third, outshooting them 15-9 while getting goals from Erik Karlsson, Kyle Turris and Cory Conacher. Zack Smith and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators and Anderson earned the 24th shutout of his career. Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves for the Penguins, but had his five-game winning streak come to an end. The Penguins had won 12 of their past 13 games in Ottawa, including seven in a row.Blue Jackets 4, Hurricanes 3RALEIGH, N.C. Ryan Johansen and Jack Skille scored 1:28 apart late in the third period to rally the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over Carolina Hurricanes. Jeff Skinner scored two goals and Alexander Semin gave Carolina the lead midway through the third period before Columbus came back to win. Columbus also got goals from Artem Anisimov and Corey Tropp.Bruins 6, Predators 2NASHVILLE, Tenn. Carl Soderberg scored on the power play goal and had two assists, Jarome Iginla added a pair of goals and the Boston Bruins beat the Nashville Predators 6-2 Monday night. Brad Marchand, Matt Fraser and Reilly Smith also scored for Boston, which gave coach Claude Julien his 400th career win. Tuukka Rask made 32 saves for Boston. Craig Smith scored twice for Nashville. The Bruins scored three goals in the first period.Sabres 2, Coyotes 1 (OT)BUFFALO, N.Y. Ryan Miller made 36 saves and Mark Pysyk scored an unusual goal at 3:47 of overtime to lift the short-handed Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night. Pysyk, a call-up from Buffalos AHL affiliate in Rochester, scored when his deflected shot hit Martin Hanzal and became lodged in the back of Mike Smiths jersey. The goalie retreated into his crease, unwittingly carrying the puck across the line and ending the game. Tyler Ennis also scored for Buffalo, which is 4-0-1 in its last five home games after starting the season 3-12-1 at First Niagara Center.Blackhawks 5, Devils 2CHICAGO Patrick Sharp scored twice and Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy also connected to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Stephen Gionta and Michael Ryder had goals for the Devils, whose season-high four-game point streak (3-0-1) ended. Kane has points in 12 straight games, matching his career high set earlier this season and just before his run. He has seven goals and 14 assists in his streak, and at least one point in all but one of his past 25 games, helping him climb into second in the NHL scoring race behind Pittsburghs Sidney Crosby.Ducks 3 Capitals 2WASHINGTON Hampus Lindholm scored the game-winner at 14:24 of the third period and the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Washington Capitals 3-2 Monday night in coach Bruce Boudreaus return to the Verizon Center. Andrew Cogliano had a goal and an assist, and Saku Koivu added a goal for Anaheim. The Ducks (27-7-5) extended their franchise-best winning streak to nine games and lead the NHL with 58 points. Lindholm, who added an assist, grabbed a rebound and fired through traffic for his third goal of the season. A potential tying goal on a shot by Alex Ovechkin hit the crossbar and landed just outside the line.Islanders 3, Red Wings 0DETROIT Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for his 56th career shutout in the New York Islanders 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Kyle Okposo, Michael Grabner and Casey Cizikas scored for New York. The Islanders have only won three of their past 17 (3-10-4). Petr Mrazek stopped 16 shots for Detroit.Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 1 (SO)NEW YORK Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the New York Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. Zuccarello and Stepan scored in the first two rounds, and Talbot stopped Nazem Kadri in the third to end it. Kadri scored a disputed goal with 1:24 left in regulation to force overtime. Jonathan Bernier was exceptional for Toronto, making 42 saves through overtime and allowing only J.T. Millers goal 7:04 into the third period. The Maple Leafs played their third straight shootout and lost for the second consecutive time.Flyers 4, Wild 1PHILADELPHIA Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Luke Schenn and Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers, whose record rose above .500 for just the second time this season (17-16-4). Mikael Grandlund tallied for the Wild, who fell to 2-7-0 all-time at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers home win streak extended to nine games with the victory. The Wild are now 1-7-1 in their last nine road games. Associated PressThe Ottawa Senators Craig Anderson stops a shot Monday on his way to a 5-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Ottawa. Sens shut down Pens, notch 5-0 shutout
SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. (ESPN) Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Boise State vs. Oregon State HOCKEY 7 p.m. (NHL) Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers (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. NFL standingsREGULAR SEASON STANDINGS AMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA y-New England1140.733410318 Miami870.533310315 N.Y. Jets780.467270380 Buffalo690.400319354 South WLTPctPFPA y-Indianapolis1050.667361326 Tennessee690.400346371 Jacksonville4110.267237419 Houston2130.133266412 North WLTPctPFPA y-Cincinnati1050.667396288 Baltimore870.533303318 Pittsburgh780.467359363 Cleveland4110.267301386 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver1230.800572385 x-Kansas City1140.733406278 San Diego870.533369324 Oakland4110.267308419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia960.600418360 Dallas870.533417408 N.Y. Giants690.400274377 Washington3120.200328458 South WLTPctPFPA x-Carolina1140.733345221 New Orleans1050.667372287 Atlanta4100.286309388 Tampa Bay4110.267271347 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago870.533417445 Green Bay771.500384400 Detroit780.467382362 Minnesota4101.300377467 West WLTPctPFPA x-Seattle1230.800390222 San Francisco1040.714349228 Arizona1050.667359301 St. Louis780.467339337 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sundays Games St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7 Denver 37, Houston 13 Buffalo 19, Miami 0 Carolina 17, New Orleans 13 Dallas 24, Washington 23 N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14 Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 16 Arizona 17, Seattle 10 N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20, OT San Diego 26, Oakland 13 Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31 New England 41, Baltimore 7 Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11 Mondays Game Atlanta at San Francisco, late Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto1115.423 Boston1217.414 New York918.3332 Brooklyn918.3332 Philadelphia820.2864 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 216.778 Atlanta 1513.5366 Charlotte1415.4838 Washington1213.4808 Orlando 820.28613 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 235.821 Detroit 1416.46710 Chicago1016.38512 Cleveland1017.37012 Milwaukee622.21417 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio226.786 Houston1811.6214 Dallas 1612.5716 Memphis1215.4449 New Orleans1114.4409 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland235.821 Oklahoma City225.815 Denver 1412.5388 Minnesota1315.46410 Utah 823.25816 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers209.690 Phoenix1610.6152 Golden State1513.5364 L.A. Lakers1314.4816 Sacramento818.30810 Sundays Games Indiana 106, Boston 79 Toronto 104, Oklahoma City 98 L.A. Clippers 120, Minnesota 116, OT Mondays Games New York 103, Orlando 98 Detroit 115, Cleveland 92 Charlotte 111, Milwaukee 110, OT Miami 121, Atlanta 119, OT Indiana 103, Brooklyn 86 Dallas 111, Houston 104 Memphis 104, Utah 94 San Antonio 112, Toronto 99 L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games Chicago at Brooklyn, 12 p.m. Oklahoma City at New York, 2:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston37251025210677 Tampa Bay37231134910687 Montreal3822133479684 Detroit39171394399108 Toronto391816541106113 Ottawa391517737111126 Florida38141953388123 Buffalo37102432366105 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh39271115512188 Washington371914442117112 Philadelphia37171643893104 N.Y. Rangers38181823888102 New Jersey3815167379299 Columbus371617436101106 Carolina37141583686105 N.Y. Islanders38112072996129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago39267658145107 St. Louis3624755312885 Colorado35231024810283 Minnesota3920145458896 Dallas 351712640101105 Winnipeg381617537101110 Nashville37161743685109 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim3927755912798 Los Angeles3725845410471 San Jose3622865011690 Vancouver39221165010693 Phoenix361910745111110 Calgary 37141763495118 Edmonton38112432595133 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 2, Winnipeg 1 Mondays Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Toronto 1, SO Calgary 4, St. Louis 3, SO Buffalo 2, Phoenix 1, OT Anaheim 3, Washington 2 Columbus 4, Carolina 3 Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Islanders 3, Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 6, Florida 1 Philadelphia 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago 5, New Jersey 2 Boston 6, Nashville 2 Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games No games scheduledCollege football FBS bowl glanceBy The Associated Press All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef O Bradys Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 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) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Sundays winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 7 12 21 30 31 5-of-52 winners$98,641.53 4-of-5319$99.50 3-of-59,291$9.50 CASH 3 (early) 6 8 4 CASH 3 (late) 0 6 6 PLAY 4 (early) 8 0 9 8 PLAY 4 (late) 6 0 2 2 FANTASY 5 2 21 25 27 35TUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013 B3 Tettleton and Vick each threw a touchdown pass in a five-minute span to make it 14-all early in the second quarter. Tettleton got the Bobcats going with a 26-yard completion to Daz Patterson on a flea flicker, and then found Patterson for a 17-yard TD on the following play. Vick and Donte Foster combined for an 80-yard score on Ohios next offensive play for the longest scoring pass in Beef O Bradys Bowl history. Foster finished with six catches for 160 yards, earning most valuable player honors for Ohio. Tettleton was 21 of 40 for 228 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. East Carolina rebounded from a triple-overtime loss to Tulane in October to win five of its final six regular-season games. Ohio stumbled in November losses to Buffalo, Bowling Green and Kent State before finishing with a 51-23 rout of Massachusetts that helped the Bobcats secure the trip to St. Petersburg. Ohio accepted the bid to the Beef O Bradys bowl after the American Athletic Conference was unable to fulfill its bowl commitments. Ball State lost to Central Florida in last years game, making the trip when the Big East was unable to supply a team. In denying Ohio a third straight bowl victory under coach Frank Solich, East Carolina stopped a fourgame losing streak in bowl games. BOWLContinued from Page B1 The Hawks were scoreless for the games first 4:48, falling behind big as the Heat had everything working early even a reverse dunk in transition from the suddenly spry Allen, who has been fighting tendinitis in his right knee for a few days. Shane Battier dove on the floor for a steal and to knock the ball ahead to James, who got loose for a dunk that put Miami up 13-0. Atlanta got back into it quickly, answering with a 16-5 run to get within two. But the Heat closed with another flurry, and James no-look, cross-court pass set up Norris Coles 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to put Miami up 33-23 after the period. It all changed in a hurry in the second. Atlanta shot 72 percent; the Heat shot 32 percent. The Hawks outscored the Heat 31-17 and had a 54-50 lead at the break, fueled largely by Korver taking four shots, all from 3-point range, all of them good. Millsap went 4 for 4 from beyond the arc in the third, Atlanta made six in all and led by as many as 11 before going into the fourth up 84-77. NOTES: Korvers NBA-record streak of consecutive games with a 3pointer is now at 97. ... The Heat ran a tribute to Nelson Mandela on the arena screens at halftime, narrated by Alonzo Mourning, who spoke of his time meeting the former South African president who died earlier this month. ... It was Miamis last home game of 2013. Including playoffs, the Heat went 47-7 at AmericanAirlines Arena this year, winning the NBA title on their home court for the second straight season. ... James has scored in double figures in 522 consecutive regular-season games, four shy of matching Moses Malone for the NBAs fourth-longest such streak. HEATContinued from Page B1 At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Mondays Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX Claimed LHP Eric Surkamp off waivers from San Francisco. MINNESOTA TWINS Signed RHP Mike Pelfrey and C Kurt Suzuki. Sent OF Darin Mastroianni outright to Rochester (IL). TEXAS RANGERS Claimed OF Alex Castellanos off waivers from Boston. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Claimed 3B Brent Morel off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. National League CHICAGO CUBS Claimed RHP Brett Marshall off waivers from the New York Yankees. Can-Am League QUEBEC CAPITALES Sold the contract of RHP Karl Gelinas to Philadelphia (NL). Frontier League WASHINGTON WILD THINGS Signed C Jim Vahalik to a contract extension. Signed RHP Matt Purnell. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA Fined Los Angeles Clippers F Matt Barnes $25,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection during a Dec. 22 game against Minnesota. HOUSTON ROCKETS Recalled G Isaiah Canaan Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS Signed RB Robert Hughes to the practice squad. Released LB Jojo Dickson from the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS Signed DT Alan Branch to a contract extension. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Placed DT Brandon Deaderick and DT Roy Miller on injured reserve. Signed DT Drake Nevis and DT pro Kyle Love. Signed DE Will Pericak and WR Jabin Sambrano to the practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Signed DE Jason Vega. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES Recalled D Mark Pysyk and F Johan Larsson from Rochester (AHL). Assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester. DETROIT RED WINGS Assigned RW Jordin Tootoo to Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS Recalled D Alex Petrovic from San Antonio (AHL). American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK Announced D Samuel Noreau was assigned to the team from Greenville (ECHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH Signed D Dan Ball to a one-year contract. Signed D Mike McNamara to the practice player list. TENNIS TENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT Announced Guillermo Olaso is banned from the sport for five years and fined $25,000 for match-fixing. COLLEGE COLORADO STATE Suspended defensive line coach Greg Lupfer two weeks for using a gay slur when yelling at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday in the New Mexico Bowl last weekend. GEORGIA Suspended S Josh Harvey-Clemons and CB Sheldon Dawson from their Jan. 1 Gator Bowl game for undisclosed violations of team rules. PROVIDENCE Announced freshman basketball G Brandon Austin and freshman basketball F Rodney Bullock will not compete in games for the remainder of the 2013-2014 season. SMU Agreed to terms with football coach June Jones on a three-year contract extension through 2017. Glantz-Culver Line For Dec. 24 NCAA Football Tonight Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Oregon St.13(64) Boise St. Thursday Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green54(50) Pittsburgh Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego N. Illinois21(58) Utah St. Friday Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall12(62) Maryland Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota44(47) Syracuse Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Washington33(60) BYU Saturday Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame1514(52) Rutgers Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina32(57) Cincinnati Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Louisville33(57) Miami Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas St.33(55) Michigan Monday Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Navy66(56) Middle Tenn. Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi23(57) Georgia Tech Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon1013(67) Texas Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona St.1114(71) Texas Tech Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona77(57) Boston College Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas UCLA77(47) Virginia Tech Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Mississippi St.77(50) Rice Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M1112(74) Duke Jan. 1 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Georgia99(60) Nebraska Heart of Dallas Bowl North Texas66(55) UNLV Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin21(51) South Carolina Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. LSU77(49) Iowa Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford15(42) Michigan St. Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor1716(69) UCF Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama1415(51) Oklahoma Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri Pk1(60) Oklahoma St. Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio St.52(68) Clemson Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt22(54) Houston Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Ball St.98(64) Arkansas St. Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida St.98(67) Auburn NFL Sunday FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Atlanta OFF OFF (OFF) Carolina at Chicago OFF OFF (OFF) Green Bay at Tennessee67(44) Houston at Pittsburgh57(43) Cleveland at N.Y. Giants33(45) Washington at Cincinnati45(44) Baltimore at Indianapolis411(45) Jacksonville Philadelphia26(52) at Dallas at Miami66(41) N.Y. Jets at Minnesota23(51) Detroit at N. England79(47) Buffalo at N. Orleans1212(47) Tampa Bay Denver1012(53) at Oakland at Arizona OFF OFF (OFF) San Francisco at San Diego1010(45) Kansas City at Seattle1010(43) St. Louis Off Key Atlanta played Dec. 23 Green Bay QB questionable San Francisco played Dec. 23
B4TUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFOOTBALL FOOTBALL BRIEFSAP source: Duke OC Roper interviews with UFDuke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is interviewing for the same position at Florida, said a person familiar with the situation. The person said Roper was in Florida interviewing with the Gators on Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Florida isnt commenting publicly on its search. Roper followed coach David Cutcliffe to Duke in 2008 from Tennessee and helped rebuild the Blue Devils from one of the nations worst power-conference programs to the champions of the ACCs Coastal Division. Roper was a finalist this year for the Broyles Award, given to the nations top assistant coach. He helped the 22ndranked Blue Devils (10-3) set a school record for wins and earn a spot in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against No. 20 Texas A&M on Dec. 31 in Atlanta. Florida is looking for a replacement for offensive coordinator Brent Pease. He and offensive line coach Tim Davis were fired less than 24 hours after the Gators (4-8) wrapped up their first losing season since 1979.Eagles-Cowboys game moved to Sunday nightNEW YORK The showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title is being moved to prime time next Sunday night. For the third straight year, the Cowboys will play a division rival in the finale with the East championship at stake. Philadelphia (9-6) leads Dallas (8-7) by one game, with the winner moving into the playoffs and the loser being eliminated. So the NFL switched the afternoon game to a 8:30 p.m. start at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Also moving are Buffalo at New England and Tampa Bay at New Orleans to 4:25 p.m. Sunday. Green Bay (7-7-1) at Chicago (8-7) for the NFC North championship also will be a 4:25 p.m. Sunday start. The loser goes home.AP source: Miller out for season with torn ACLENGLEWOOD, Colo. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Broncos linebacker Von Millers season is over after tests revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because coach John Fox had not yet addressed the media at his regular Monday news conference. Miller was injured in the first quarter of Denvers 37-13 win at Houston on Sunday. The injury ended a rough third season for the Broncos star, which began with a sixgame drug suspension and finished with just five sacks in 10 games. He had 30 sacks in his first two NFL seasons.Garrett: Romo not ruled out vs. PhillyIRVING, Texas Dallas coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo hasnt been ruled out for a winner-take-all finale against Philadelphia after injuring his back against Washington. ESPN reported earlier Monday that Romo would be out for the rest of the season, citing an unnamed source within the league. Garrett said Monday that Romo will get treatment and be evaluated daily. He said the Cowboys were looking to add a third quarterback behind backup Kyle Orton. Romo injured his back in Sundays 24-23 win over Washington, which set up the Cowboys third straight regularseason finale with the NFC East title on the line. The 33year-old Romo lost the previous two against the New York Giants and Redskins, and another one in 2008 against the Eagles. Orton hasnt started a game since 2011.From wire reports NFL playoff scenariosWEEK 17 AFC EAST NEW ENGLAND Clinched division. Clinches a first-round bye with a win or tie OR: 1) A Cinicnnati loss or tie and an Indianapolis loss or tie. Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win and a Denver loss. MIAMI Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie OR: 1) A win and a Sanb Diego win. 2) A tie, a Baltimore loss and a San Diego loss or tie. 3) A tie and Baltimore and San Diego both tie. AFC NORTH CINCINNATI Clinched division. Clinches a first-round bye with a win and a New England loss. BALTIMORE Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a San Diego loss or tie OR: 1) A win and a Miami loss or tie 2) A tie, a Miami loss and a san Diego loss or tie. 3) A tie, a MiamiA tie and a San Diego loss. 4) A loss, a San Diego loss and a Pittsburgh loss or tie PITTSBURGH Clinches a playoff spot with a win and losses by Miami, Baltimore and San Diego. AFC SOUTH INDIANAPOLIS Clinched division. Clinches a first-round bye with a win, a New England loss and a Cincinnati loss or tie. AFC WEST DENVER Clinched division and first-round bye. Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win or tie OR: 1) A New England loss or tie. KANSAS CITY Clinched playoff spot. SAN DIEGO Clinches a playoff spot with a win, a Miami loss or tie and a Baltimore loss or tie OR: 1) A tie and losses by Miami and Baltimore. NFC EAST PHILADELPHIA Clinches NFC East division with a win or tie. DALLAS Clinches NFC East division with a win. NFC NORTH CHICAGO Chicago clinches NFC North division with a win or tie. GREEN BAY Clinches NFC North division with a win. NFC SOUTH CAROLINA Clinched playoff spot. Clinches NFC South division and a firstround bye with a win or tie OR: 1) A New Orleans loss or tie. Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win, a Seattle loss and two San Francisco wins. NEW ORLEANS Clinches NFC South division and a firstround bye with a win and a Carolina loss. Clinches a playoff spot with a win OR: 1) A tie and a San Francisco loss or tie this week. 2) A tie and an Arizona loss or tie. 3) An Arizona loss. 4) Two San Francisco losses. NFC WEST SEATTLE Clinched playoff spot. Clinches NFC West division and homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win or tie OR: 1) One San Francisco loss or tie. SAN FRANCISCO Clinches NFC West division and a firstround bye with two wins and a Seattle loss. Clinches NFC West division and homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with two wins, a Seattle loss and a Carolina loss or tie. San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with a win OR: 1) A tie this week and a New Orleans loss 2) A tie next week ARIZONA Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a San Francisco loss or tie this week OR: 1) A win and a New Orleans loss or tie. 2) A tie and a New Orleans loss.Late Monday Eagles 54, Bears 11Chicago 038011 Philadelphia21392154 First Quarter PhiCooper 5 pass from Foles (Henery kick), 9:54. PhiMcCoy 1 run (Henery kick), 7:44. PhiCelek 10 pass from Foles (Henery kick), 1:27. Second Quarter PhiFG Henery 49, 1:07. ChiFG Gould 50, :00. Third Quarter PhiThornton safety, 9:52. PhiMcCoy 1 run (Henery kick), 7:11. ChiMarshall 6 pass from Cutler (E.Bennett pass from Cutler), :00. Fourth Quarter PhiPolk 10 run (Henery kick), 11:19. PhiBoykin 54 interception return (Henery kick), 8:00. PhiBrown 65 run (Henery kick), 6:14. A,144. ChiPhi First downs1828 Total Net Yards257514 Rushes-yards19-6136-289 Passing 196225 Punt Returns0-02-2 Kickoff Returns8-1693-21 Interceptions Ret.0-01-54 Comp-Att-Int22-39-121-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost5-462-5 Punts 6-37.82-44.0 Fumbles-Lost3-11-1 Penalties-Yards2-102-15 Time of Possession29:4030:20 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGChicago, Forte 9-29, Bush 7-20, Cutler 2-15, McCown 1-(minus 3). Philadelphia, McCoy 18-133, Brown 9-115, Foles 217, Jackson 2-12, Polk 2-12, Smith 1-2, Vick 2-(minus 2). PASSINGChicago, Cutler 20-35-1-222, McCown 2-4-0-20. Philadelphia, Foles 21-250-230. RECEIVINGChicago, Jeffery 6-76, M.Bennett 5-85, Marshall 4-36, Forte 4-25, E.Bennett 2-12, Weems 1-8. Philadelphia, McCoy 6-29, Jackson 4-29, Celek 3-58, Cooper 353, Avant 3-26, Ertz 1-27, Polk 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALSNone. Tight end has picked up play in recent games Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis is making a strong case to stick around in 2014. Lewis has 13 receptions for 172 yards and four touchdowns over the past four weeks. Eleven of those catches resulted in first downs. He also tied a franchise record Sunday with a TD catch in his fourth consecutive game, emerging as the teams top scoring threat. His recent success has a lot to do with his health he missed six games with a torn calf muscle and a little to do with the loss of receivers Cecil Shorts III (groin) and Justin Blackmon (suspension). Now that Lewis is fully healthy, the Jaguars are drawing up plays to get him more involved. Jacksonville plays at Indianapolis on Sunday. I think were finding out more his hands and his ability to make plays, coach Gus Bradley said Monday, a day after a 20-16 loss to Tennessee. But I think hes in a zone where he feels real confident in his abilities. Hes stepping out of the normal box he felt he was in and thats really cool to see with him. Hes playing with a lot of confidence right now. No one seems overly confident about Lewis future with the franchise, though. A first-round draft pick in 2006, Lewis signed a five-year, $34 million contract in 2011. The deal came after Lewis caught 58 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns, and made the Pro Bowl in 2010. The coaching staff would like to have Lewis back, but his salary jumps from $4.2 million to $6.7 million next season, which would make him the teams secondhighest paid player. Its inevitable not to think about the future, Lewis said Monday. But at the same time, Im focused on what I can do right now to secure my future. Thats what you have to do every year, because at the end of the day, nobody cares about what you did the year before. I cant control the external factors. I just try to do the best I can, and if its good enough, Ill live the results because I know my best is pretty good. Lewis has 294 catches for 3,513 yards and 25 touchdowns in eight seasons. Until this year, he played his entire career without any significant injuries, and hes still known as one of the best in-line blocking tight ends in the league. Marcedes continues to show us stuff on tape, Bradley said. He had a good game. He did some really good things in the past game and continues to do really well at the point of attack. His pass-catching abilities are drawing praise, too. Lewis has scored on a pair of jump balls, a screen play and a trick play in the last four games. Hes also had catches of 25, 30 and 45 yards, big gains that have led to touchdowns. The screen pass to retiring center Brad Meester against the Titans on Sunday was a play designed for Lewis that offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch tweaked to give Meester a chance to score in his home finale. I honestly think that this years different because Jedd is just creative, said Lewis, who never felt comfortable with his role under the previous regime. Hes going to look for ways to get us the rock. I wasnt in the offense at the beginning of the year, so I couldnt really grow with it. Some NFL playoff contenders couldnt capitalize SundayBARRYWILNER Associated PressPlayoff berths within sight, Miami, Chicago, Green Bay and even Super Bowl champion Baltimore succumbed to the pressure. Things will be even tighter next week in their season finales. Maybe those four teams chasing division titles or wild-card berths need to emulate the Eagles and Cardinals, Bengals and Chargers, who made definitive and positive statements Sunday. Of course, they could go the other way in their finales and replicate the recent performances of the Lions, who completely folded when the squeeze was put on them. One of the beneficiaries of Detroits flop, which concluded with a 23-20 overtime loss at home to the already-eliminated Giants, was Chicago. And after the Packers looked lost in the red zone in their home defeat against Pittsburgh Green Bay went only 4-31 at Lambeau Field this season the Bears had the NFC North in their hands if they could win in Philadelphia at night. They didnt show up. Yeah, the season is full of disappointments that is part of the adversity of the season, coach Marc Trestman said. We are not happy about it; we are extremely disappointed. But then that has to go away and we have to re-energize ourselves. We have a very important game on Sunday (against Green Bay for the division title). The Bears figure to show up for that one at Soldier Field, as do the Packers in the oldest rivalry in pro football. Teams that lay eggs in big spots and still have another opportunity tend to seize those chances or at least provide a challenge the next time. Well, except for Detroit, that is. Nobody can quit because we are all made the same way and our goal is to get in the playoffs, Bears defensive end Jeremiah Ratliff said. We needed to win this game and I want to get back to work and get the next win in our next game. You can beat yourself up and get in a funk or you can forget about the game. Every NFL player is under some kind of pressure in every game. That ranges from simply trying to win on each play to having more points at the end of the day to holding onto a job. That stress intensifies immeasurably during a playoff chase. The Tom Bradys, Ray Lewises and Adam Vinatieris either ignore the pressure or embrace it and perform even better. Those guys are rare. And what we saw this weekend magnifies the difference between Hall of Fame caliber players and those who struggle when tested in the cauldron of playoff contention. More exams are coming on Sunday, with Philadelphia at Dallas for the NFC East title; the Green Bay-Chicago matchup; and the wild four-team scramble for the final AFC wild card. For the last five years, the Ravens have passed inspection with flying colors; theyve never missed the postseason with John Harbaugh as coach and Joe Flacco as quarterback. So their collapse at home against a banged-up Patriots team against whom they have plenty of recent success was the most stunning. Yet the Ravens, even with Lewis in retirement, Anquan Boldin in San Francisco, Ed Reed in New York and a slew of other Super Bowl champions from February spread around the league, remain the most trustworthy to come through. You know, were used to going out there and playing well when we need to when the playoffs are on the line, said Flacco, who threw two interceptions and looked uncomfortable on a damaged left knee sporting a brace. We come out hungry and ready to go get ourselves into the playoffs or make that next step toward it, and we just didnt do it. They get one more chance, as do the Dolphins at home against the Jets; the Chargers at home against Kansas City; and Pittsburgh at home against Cleveland in the AFC wild-card race. If any team is most familiar with folding in win-or-go-home games, its Dallas. Hey, the Cowboys nearly disappeared from the chase at Washington on Sunday, rallying from nine points down to stay alive. But having confidence in them to knock off Philly, especially after failing in the same spot the last two years? The more times you put yourself in these situations, you have to keep getting better, Tony Romo said. You have to have a stronger belief in yourself than the doubt of other people. Pressure cooker Associated PressThe Chicago Bears were in prime position to clinch a playoff berth Sunday night, but couldnt catch up the Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and the rest of the Eagles during a 54-11 loss in Philadelphia. Jags Lewis making case for Associated PressJacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis makes a reception in front of Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Akeem Ayers Sunday in Jacksonville.
Section CTUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE So you know: T he information contained in the Health & Life section is not intended to cover all possible directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects and is not intended to replace consultation with a physician. 000GZKE Associated PressDr. Jason Cabler and his wife, Angie, get ready for a holiday party Dec. 17 at their home in Hendersonville, Tenn. Dr. Cabler, 46, suffered a heart attack on Christmas Day in 2012 while lifting weights in the exercise room in their home. Studies indicate heart troubles, including fatal heart attacks, spike this time of year, especially on Christmas and New Years. Associated PressCHICAGO Tis the season for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year. Its not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing. The increase includes fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and a less serious condition dubbed holiday heart syndrome an irregular heartbeat caused by too much booze. Reasons for the seasonal increase are uncertain. Theories include cold weather, overindulgence and stress. The other day we had three heart attacks come in within four hours, said Dr. Charles Davidson, chief of Northwestern Memorial Hospitals cardiac catheterization services. The hospitals usual rate is two or three a week. American Heart Association spokesman Dr. Richard Stein, a cardiologist at New York Universitys medical center, said most studies investigating holiday heart trends have found a statistical increase in heart attacks and other problems not a giant surge but worth noting just the same. It happens in cold climates, sometimes when sedentary people or those with heart disease take on too much snow shoveling, or spend too much time outdoors. Cold weather can constrict arteries, increasing demand on the heart, he said. But it also happens in warm places. Flu season coincides with winter holidays and Stein said that might be a factor since the virus can cause inflammation that also can stress the heart. Stein recommends the usual preventive advice, including flu shots, avoiding excessive eating and drinking, and getting enough exercise throughout the season. David Phillips, a sociologist at the University of Californias San Diego campus, has long studied when people die. His research, based on millions of death certificates nationwide, shows that cardiac deaths including fatal heart attacks increase almost 5 percent on Christmas Day, the day after and on New Years Day. Deaths from other causes also increase at holiday time, but not as much, he has found. Phillips estimates that there are 2,000 extra deaths each year, mostly from heart-related problems, linked with Christmas and New Years. He says hospitals holiday staffing is a factor, with fewer doctors and nurses working and the most senior employees often on vacation. Also, he said, in the rush leading up to the holidays, people tend to ignore symptoms and put off going to the doctor which can be dangerous if heart problems or other serious illnesses are brewing. His advice? Head to the emergency room with life-threatening symptoms such as chest pain, unexplained falls, numbness or tingling. But for non-emergencies and elective surgeries, you might want to consider holding off until hospital staffing is back to normal. Nashville dentist Jason Cabler fell victim last year. After opening presents on Christmas morning with his wife and two teens, Cabler headed downstairs to lift weights in his basement gym when he started to feel a little odd, including tightness in his chest. I said, Im just having an off day, Ill just work through it, he recalled. But when his symptoms got worse, he climbed upstairs and asked his son to drive him to the hospital. By then he was feeling nauseous and sweating profusely. Ten minutes later he was in a hospital emergency room. Doctors diagnosed a heart attack and implanted two stents to open blocked artery. Cabler was just 45, had always been healthy and active, so the diagnosis was a surprise. So was learning about the possible seasonal connection. Now he says the stress of running around buying gifts and braving holiday crowds might have been a factor. Doctors also found he had high cholesterol and triglycerides, prescribed medicine and recommended cutting down on fat and sugar. Cabler said hes trying to cut the stress this holiday season buying fewer gifts and spending more time at home. Were keeping it a little more low-key, he said. Then theres holiday heart syndrome, a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation brought on by too much alcohol. It involves irregular contractions in the hearts upper two chambers that patients often feel as palpitations, a funny fluttery sensation in the chest, or chest pain. Its like the hearts rhythm has gone haywire, according to a report last year in the Harvard Heart Letter. People who come in with this, theyre shocked that it happened, said Dr. Deepak Bhatt, a heart specialist at Brigham and Womens Hospital and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Heart Letter. Many arent chronic drinkers and may not realize that excess drinking at the annual Christmas party has its own risks, he said. The condition typically happens in otherwise healthy adults, and resolves within 24 hours, though teens arent immune. Medical literature includes a holiday heart report from doctors at Miami Childrens Hospital involving a 16-year-old boy who developed atrial fibrillation after a drinking bout his blood alcohol level was slightly higher than the legal limit. Heart attacks have a season, and its right now
Associated PressSOUTH BEND, Ind. A federal judge said he doesnt think the University of Notre Dame will succeed in its challenge to a federal health care law requirement that it provide students and employee health plans that cover birth control. U.S. District Judge Philip Simon on Friday rejected the Catholic schools request for an injunction, prompting Notre Dame to file an appeal Monday to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. School spokesman Paul Browne said Monday that Notre Dame was disappointed by Simons ruling, but was determined to press forward with the lawsuit it filed earlier this month. We continue to believe that the challenged mandate is an impermissible infringement on Notre Dames religious rights, he said. The lawsuit challenges a compromise in the Affordable Health Care Act offered by the Obama administration that attempted to create a buffer for religiously affiliated hospitals, universities and social service groups that oppose birth control. The law requires insurers or the health plans outside administrator to pay for birth control coverage and creates a way to reimburse them. Notre Dame contends that the law violates its freedom to practice religion without government interference. The Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dames president, has said that the governments accommodations would require Notre Dame to forfeit its rights, to facilitate and become entangled in a program inconsistent with Catholic teaching and to create the impression that the university cooperates with and condones activities incompatible with its mission. Halitosis, or as commonly called bad breath, is an abnormal foul odor to the breath. It is a very common problem and we have all experienced it at one time or another. But usually it is not a problem and very short-lived, because it can be handled easily with good oral hygiene. Interest and treatment of bad breath has been largely limited to a dental and oral surgeon. But on occasion, the otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) is called upon to evaluate a patient with a complaint of bad breath. This is usually to exclude disorders of the nose, sinus, or tonsils that might be a contributing factor. In most cases, patients have tried everything they could at home, as well as contacting their dentist. And often, before they reach our office, we find that they have been fastidious in their oral hygiene manners. This particular problem can be a diagnostic challenge to the ear, nose and throat doctor, as rarely there is an underlying disease process. Typically, the most common problem with bad breath is that it is an odor that arises from a condition within the mouth, nose and sinus. But on rare occasions, the odors can have a systemic origin such as being blood borne and excreted via the air coming from the lung. While not usually the consequence of a serious medical problem, bad breath may become a significant social handicap for certain individuals, especially those who work closely with the public. Occasionally, neurosis will develop over the problem of halitosis. There are individuals who compulsively use mints, mouthwashes and oral sprays for fear of offending others. Generally speaking, the person with bad breath commonly is unaware of this condition until he is informed by others. Mouth odors vary in quality and intensity. The quality of the odor is undoubtedly related to its odor. Diabetic patients can have a certain type of odor to their breath, as well as patients with liver problems can have a certain characteristic odor. Common causes of bad breath include age. The breath of infants and children is usually said to be sweet and pleasing, while the breath of an adolescent or an adult tends to be somewhat heavier, sometimes pungent and somewhat sour despite meticulous oral hygiene. The exact causes of these aging changes are unknown. There are normal changes in the breath during the day. As we all know, morning breath is somewhat disagreeable and probably related to decreased saliva flow during sleep and accumulation of food debris and bacteria. Throughout the day, increased lubrication of the mouth and normal movement of the tongue against the teeth, as well as eating or drinking, tends to clear the bad breath. Other factors, such as dehydration, over indulgence of alcohol, and smoking have been shown to cause breakdown of cellular proteins and create compounds that cause bad breath. The hunger state also contributes to creation of an objectionable odor to the breath. This is due to a certain metabolic breakdown of products that create these compounds, as mentioned previously. This is easily resolved by either eating or drinking. Odors from the oral cavity are most commonly due to retention of food decomposing between the teeth, which is easily remedied with flossing, as well as prosthetic appliances, bridges, partials, dentures, etc., that tend to trap the food as well. Periodontal disease and chronic gingivitis also create a similar situation. Other oral conditions, such as decreased saliva secondary to radiation therapy for cancer, medications that dry the mouth out, water pills, antihistamines, inadequate fluid intake, or chronic mouth breathing will create the same scenario. Odors arising from the nose and sinus, as a result of a sinus infection, foreign bodies that are trapped in the nose, commonly seen in kids when they will push a bean in their nose, will ultimately cause a smell as it deteriorates and rots. A history of problems involving the tonsils and adenoids can also contribute to bad breath problems. The origin of oral odors excreted through the lungs involves systemic breath problems. A classic example is garlic and onions, which ingested orally, can be readily detected in the expired air from the lungs. This has led to the hypothesis that impaired digestion of certain foods may be instrumental in the production of bad breath. A common myth is that the stomach plays a big part in the production of halitosis, which is totally untrue. Odors from extra oral causes, such as cancer, particularly in the airway, have a distinct smell of rotting flesh. In all cases of halitosis, it should be possible to carry out proper evaluation and determine the cause of the halitosis so that it can be specifically treated. Fortunately, the vast majority of times it is benign and meticulous oral hygiene. including tooth brushing, rinsing, flossing, antiseptic mouthwashes, and brushing of any coating of the top of the tongue is generally found to be effective.Denis Grillo, D.O., FOCOO, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Crystal River. Call him at 352-795-0011 or visit CrystalCommunity ENT.com. Many women whove had chemotherapy for breast cancer report gaining weight during the treatment, though the reasons for an expanding waistline are not yet well understood. The phenomenon is not seen in patients who have surgery alone, or surgery followed by radiation. After battling breast cancer, the battle of the bulge may seem unimportant to many women. For others, the extra pounds may be distressing. Whether good or bad, popular American culture places a premium on being slender. And for a women adjusting to the diagnosis of breast cancer, weight gain can come as yet another blow to her body image and selfconfidence. An average 5to 8pound weight gain has been documented over a years time for women undergoing chemotherapy. Some women gain less than the average, some more, climbing as high as 25 pounds over their pretreatment body weight. Beyond any concerns about appearance, we now know that carrying too many extra pounds is a risk for several types of cancer, including breast cancer in women past menopause. And in a cruel twist of fate, research has found that breast cancer survivors who were overweight or obese were more likely to have their cancer recur than thinner survivors. So pounds packed on inadvertently during chemotherapy could raise a womans risk for recurrence. Fat cells in the body make small amounts of estrogen. The more fat cells there are, the more estrogen is present. And estrogen nourishes some types of breast cancer. But the relationship between weight and breast cancer is complex. For example, excess fat around the belly seems to increase risk more than the same amount of fat around the hips and thighs. More important than a womans weight is her body mass index (BMI), the relationship between her height and weight. BMI is one of the most accurate ways to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. A BMI calculation can help determine whether a womans weight is healthy or whether extra weight might increase her risk for health problems. Many factors, not just one, affect a womans body weight, including diet, medications, exercise, and changes in metabolism. Often, taking a closer look uncovers what is contributing to the weight gain. Although nausea is a widely-known side effect of chemotherapy, some women experience intense food cravings at other times. Patients often reach for sweets or carbohydrate-rich foods, such as pasta, breads, and rice, which can quickly pack on the pounds, especially when the portion size is increased. Unlike the typical weight gain, which involves lean and fatty tissue, chemotherapy induced weight gain involves only fat. In fact, patients may actually loose lean body mass. Its not necessarily the weight gain, but the change in body composition that is worrisome. The change in body composition is characteristic of the normal aging process. If you look at these women in the year after diagnosis, the chemotherapy patient ages 10 years over the course of a year. Although you might think a change in body fat of 2 percent is not much, indeed it is. The time clock is sped up. Another possible culprit is premature menopause, brought on by chemotherapy. Whether it occurs naturally or is chemically induced, the end results are the same. Changes in the lean muscle/body fat balance and a slowing of metabolism, the rate at which the body burns calories in order to sustain life, make gaining weight easier. This doesnt mean that its inevitable a woman will gain weight. However, the activity level and eating habits that kept extra weight off in the past may no longer do so. A drop in physical activity during treatment seems to be another factor. Studies have shown that women with breast cancer tend to exercise much less after diagnosis. This will certainly come as no surprise to women going through the fatigue, nausea, and pain associated with treatment. All of that makes them feel less inclined to exercise. But women often cut back even on light activity like housework. Interestingly, researchers have found that exercise, not rest, helps with fatigue. I have mentioned several times in the past that more exercise is better than rest for most people going through cancer treatment. Many women who have taken tamoxifen after initial treatment believe their weight gain is due to the hormone. While there have been occasional reports of tamoxifen making women pack on extra pounds, there is not much scientific evidence to support it. The American Cancer Society has found that most large clinical studies have not found a solid link between the two. But there may be a changing of the guard on the horizon. A recent report indicates that most newly diagnosed women are being given aromatase inhibitors, such as anastrozole, letrozole, and exemestane, instead of tamoxifen. Research has found that women who took an aromatase inhibitor instead of or after tamoxifen had a slightly lower risk of recurrence than women who took tamoxifen alone for 5 years. These drugs may alter the weight gain seen in women. To slim down after chemotherapy, women need to carefully monitor what they eat. They need to try to stick to a diet thats high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in total fat and saturated fat. This type of diet has been clearly shown to lower the risk of heart disease, and now theres evidence that a low fat diet may lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Women also might try increasing their protein intake. A recent clinical study revealed that a carbohydrateheavy, lower-protein diet based on the old USDA food pyramid actually reduced the effectiveness of exercise. On the other hand, a University of Indiana study found that when a protein-rich eating plan was combined with exercise, the two worked together: When participants lost weight, they lost fat, not muscle. Exercise is also critical for weight loss, and it helps people maintain good health overall, boosts physical energy for a higher quality of life, builds a better bodyimage, and lessens fatigue. Beyond those well-documented benefits, for women recovering from chemotherapy for breast cancer, evidence of the benefits of exercise continues to mount. One study, conducted at Penn State University, found that exercise after chemotherapy for breast cancer may increase the activity of infection-fighting T cells. While this was a small study that will need further confirmation, it is promising. The good news is that even moderate activity has been shown to improve breast cancer survival. A few hours of walking or other physical activity weekly may lead to significant results. According to a recent study, women who exercised 3-5 hours a week at a 2-3 mile-per-hour pace were less likely to die of their breast cancer than those women who exercised less than an hour a week. And it doesnt matter whether the activity is done all at once or spaced throughout the day. These findings are in step with what the American Cancer Society recommends for cancer survivors. A woman should, of course, check with her cancer care team before starting an exercise routine, but theres a good chance that she can do some type of physical activity during or after chemotherapy. Be sure to talk with your health care team first about activities that use your arms, like weight lifting. Breast cancer survivors can develop lymphedema, or arm swelling after surgery to remove lymph nodes or radiation treatment. We really dont know a lot about what brings on lymphedema, so we caution women about lifting weights, especially heavy weights on the upper body. Some women find that support groups, like those found at Weight Watchers or Curves, help them adopt healthier eating habits, which in turn lead to weight loss. There are also exercise programs designed specifically for cancer patients. Although weight gain after chemotherapy can be a real concern for some survivors, its probably lower on the priority list than treating and beating breast cancer. And more women are conquering the disease today than ever before. Since 1991, the death rate has fallen 20 percent, thanks to modern treatments, and better early detection.Dr. C. Joseph Bennett is a board-certified radiation oncologist and a member of the Citrus County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Watch Navigating Cancer on WYKE TV at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10 a.m. Thursdays. If you have any suggestions for topics, or have any questions, contact him at 522 N. 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Diabetes is a very common disease affecting millions of Americans. Approximately 1.6 million new cases of diabetes mellitus and 700,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed every year. Evidence suggests that these two common conditions coexist more often than would be expected to occur by chance. Studies show that pancreatic, colorectal, breast, liver, bladder and uterine cancers occur more frequently in people with type 2 diabetes. Older age, male sex, obesity, diminished physical activity, a diet high in calories and glycemic index, excessive alcohol intake, and tobacco smoking are associated with increased risk of diabetes, as well as many cancers. Treatment for diabetes can be broadly divided into two parts: n Drugs which lower blood sugar by increasing sensitivity to insulin in muscle, fat and in the liver. These drugs are thiazolidinediones (such as Actos, Avandia) and metformin. These drugs protect against cancer. n Drugs which make the body produce more insulin, e.g. sulfonylureas like glyburide. These drugs seemingly increase the risk of cancer. A good study was published in a recent issue of Diabetes Obesity & Metabolism. For their study, Dr. Kashyap and colleagues looked at data from the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Registry on 25,613 patients and compared that with histology-based tumor registry data on 48,051 cancer occurrences from 1998 to 2006. They identified more than 890 incident cancer cases, with the most common cancers being prostate and breast, accounting for more than 25percent of total cancers. Overall, they found that insulin sensitizers were associated with a 21percent lower risk of cancer but only in women. Specifically, thiazolidinediones were linked to a 32percent lower cancer risk compared with sulfonylureas, again a finding that occurred only in women. This is an important study. If you are diabetic, control your blood sugar, particularly if you also have cancer. Treating diabetes in a person with active cancer is often complicated by the cancer, cancer therapies, and the adverse effects of treatment (such as anorexia, nausea, weight loss). High blood sugar is associated with poor outcomes in cancer patients. Thus, most experts recommend treatment of diabetes. Growing evidence shows that metformin use is associated with lower cancer incidence and lower cancer mortality rate than is treatment with sulfonylureas or insulin. Dr. Shah from the Mayo Clinic recommends: If tolerated and not contraindicated, metformin is the first line oral agent. Metformin may cause nausea and diarrhea, which can be confused with complications of cancer or its therapies. Therefore, please keep that in mind.Dr. Sunil Gandhi is a hematologist and oncologist. He is the volunteer medical adviser of the Citrus Unit of American Cancer Society. Write to 521 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-746-0707. Q:I have been restored with crowns on my front six teeth and a partial in the back for many years now. The partial is one of those partials without clasps that you have mentioned in your older articles. I have seen mini implants advertised on TV that can be done in one day. Is this really true? A: First, let me compliment you on your choice of restoration that you have been enjoying. I personally think that what you have is a great way to restore a patient. The benefits are plenty. As you mentioned, they are clasp-less, your front teeth stay in even when you remove the back ones, the mechanics of the restoration tend to put less stress on the natural teeth and the palate is left uncovered to enjoy your food better. These are just a few. Back to your question. It is a great idea to replace the removable partial denture with something permanent like implants. I will address a few things to help clear things up. First, the use of mini implants for the upper back teeth with opposing natural teeth is not a good idea. The upper bone is very porous, leaving less implant to bone surface area. In addition, mini implants by definition are the smallest implants we have in dentistry. This also provides less implant to bone surface area. Lastly, most mini implants are one piece. By this I mean that the part that is embedded in the bone and the part that protrudes from the gums are one in the same. By contrast, conventional implants are designed to have the actual implant in the bone and an attachment that is screwed into it. There are many different designs for this part in any implant system that provides for the flexibility to ideally restore a patient. Simply said, things can be customized for the particular situation leading to increased success both functionally and cosmetically. Secondly, in most cases where a patient has had their upper back teeth missing for a while you will find that the sinus moves down into the area where the roots of those teeth once were. The problem with this is there is less bone available to stabilize the implant when first placed. This would be even harder with mini implant for the same reasons discussed in the previous paragraph. Not enough implant to bone surface area. In most cases, a patient like this will need bone grafted to the area just below the sinus. This will help provide the opportunity for increased bone surface area. Lastly, you mentioned implants in a day. This has actually become a very common question in my practice. In an effort to give a patient what they a want, implant companies have come up with this sort of marketing. The truth is that implants can be placed in a day with a tooth attached to it. The problem is it is a very specific set of circumstances that need to be present in order to have ultimate success. Unfortunately, I have seen this idea pushed to its limits, causing failure. This failure does not have to necessarily be in the loss of the implant. It can also be in the final design leading to increased difficulty to maintain the implants. Most commonly, you will see horrible cosmetics, which had the patient known about from the beginning, they would have never done it. I am not saying this as opinion, either. I have had many patients come to me for second opinions once things turned out less that favorable, or before their dentist of record started restoring the case, because they saw the writing on the wall. I, personally, will not get involved in one of these cases unless all the criteria have been met. It can be done, but all the stars have to be lined up just right. I have been involved with many cases where I either re-did the case or came up with a different approach to get the best end result possible. This is one of those situations where, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is, holds true. Be wary, but also know that there are ways to give you permanent back teeth that you will enjoy and be proud of for many years to come.Dr. Frank Vascimini is a dentist practicing in Homosassa. Send your questions to 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 or email them to him at info@MasterpieceDental Studio.com.HEALTH& LIFECITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLETUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013 C3 000GOBY Tickets available after December 16, 2013 At the following outlets... 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The problem is it is a very specific set of circumstances that need to be present. Diabetes and cancer Associated PressAlexander Cronin, 19, of selects a chestnut for the first time during the annual Holiday Nights Dec. 19 in Dearborn, Mich. Associated PressA new study gives reassurance that women who eat nuts or peanut butter during pregnancy are not raising the risk that their children will have nut allergies. Kids whose moms ate nuts most often were actually less likely to have problems consuming them, researchers found. Peanut allergies are on the rise and affect up to 2 percent of the population in the United States and other Western countries. Women were once advised to avoid nuts in pregnancy to avoid triggering allergies in their offspring, but that advice was later rescinded. Studies went back and forth, and some even suggested that avoiding nuts during pregnancy increased a childs chances of being allergic to them. The new research supports that theory. It involves more than 8,000 children born to female nurses in a long-running U.S. study that periodically asked questions about diet and health habits. Doctors and tests confirmed that 140 children had allergies to peanuts or tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds or pecans. Fifty-eight had mothers who were allergic to nuts, and 82 did not. Looking at this second group, researchers found that children whose moms ate nuts at least five times a month were 69 percent less likely to have nut allergies than those whose moms rarely ate nuts. Our study adds to the evidence that early exposure to allergens might be a way that you induce tolerance, but is not the kind of research that can prove cause and effect, said Dr. Michael Young, a pediatrician at Harvard Medical School and Childrens Hospital Boston. He led the study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. A big caveat: Researchers had no information on fathers nut allergies, which could pass to a child. Allergies can be inherited, but the maternal component seems to be more relevant than the fathers genes, Young said. In any case, the results support the advice that women should not restrict their diets in pregnancy unless they are allergic to nuts, Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Northwestern University wrote in a commentary in the journal. Peanuts are a good source of protein and folic acid, which helps prevent certain birth defects, Gupta noted. Mothersto-be should feel free to curb their cravings with a dollop of peanut butter! The Food Allergy Research and Education, a New York-based nonprofit group that advocates for people with allergies and gets some funding from industry sources, sponsored the work but had no role in designing or running the study Study: Nuts in pregnancy do not raise allergy risk Doctors and tests confirmed that 140 children had allergies to peanuts or tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds or pecans. Fifty-eight had mothers who were allergic to nuts, and 82 did not. Looking at this second group, researchers found that children whose moms ate nuts at least five times a month were 69 percent less likely to have nut allergies than those whose moms rarely ate nuts.
SPRING HILL Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group 5 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Florida Cancer InstituteNew Hopes Spring Hill Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 in the Medical Arts Building next to Spring Hill Hospital. Call Jeff Haight, R.N., group facilitator, at 352-688-7744. Caregivers Support and Information meeting, noonthefourthTuesday monthlyatSt.Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River. Mary Franczak, physical therapist from Sever Rivers Regional Medical Center, will speak about physical safety issues during the holidays. This will be the Holiday Luncheon, so reservations are requested. Call Gail Sirak at 352-795-1618 or Charlotte Downing at 352-422-7044 for directions/information. There will be no December meeting. OCALA Ocala Health Stroke Support Group meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 S.W. 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala). Call 800-530-1188 to register. Alzheimers caregiver support group 3 p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly at Crystal Gem Manor, 10845 W. Gem St., Crystal River, facilitated by Debbie OLeary, a group leader trained by the Alzheimers Family Organization. Call 352-794-7601. Respite care available. The Citrus Memorial Diabetes Support Group, 10:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly on the campus of Citrus Memorial Health System in the auditorium. Call Amy Freeman at 352341-6110. No reservation is required. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter, Cancer Support Group (including Multiple Myeloma), 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill. There is no charge and light refreshments are provided. Contact: Lourdes Arvelo, LCSW, patient services manager, at 813963-6461 ext. 11, Lourdes. Arvelo@lls.org or visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website at www.lls.org. Alzheimers caregiver support group by Alzheimers Family Organization, 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at Sugarmill Manor, 8985 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Call Bevin Brayton at 352-302-9066. Look Good ... Feel Better, a free two-hour session for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Cancer & Blood Disease Center, Lecanto, and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Lecanto. Call Joann Brown at 352-341-7741 or the American Cancer Society at 800-395-5665 to register. Emotions Anonymous 12-step support group, noon the second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Central Ridge Library, Forest Ridge Boulevard and Roosevelt, in Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. PINELLAS PARK Connections fireside talkstyle support group for cancer patients, 7 p.m. the last Thursday monthly, WellSpring Oncology, 6600 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, 727-343-0600; www.wellspringoncology.org. SPRING HILL Stroke Support Group noon the fourth Thursday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Pam McDonald at 352-346-6359. Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity Support Group meeting for all people who have celiac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis, will not meet in December. Come to the annual luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Carrabbas Restaurant, 12957 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville 352-597-9805. Call Ken Kral at 352-684-4064 with your reservation. SPRING HILL Amputee support group 7 p.m. the last Monday monthly at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in the private dining room. Call Eva Baker at 352592-7232. Alzheimers caregiver support group 2 p.m. the last Thursday monthly at Highland Terrace ALF, 700 Medical Court E., Inverness, facilitated by Debbie OLeary, a group leader trained by the Alzheimers Family Organization. Call 352-860-2525. Respite care available. Time Out From Cancer, cancer survivors meeting 6 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at Clawdaddys restaurant 1601 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River, sponsored by Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute (RBOI). Call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352527-0106. Meetings offer information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. Call Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106 or email@example.com. C4TUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEHEALTH& LIFE 000GS5B 4805 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 352-628-0012 www.MasterpieceDentalStudio.com Always Welcoming New Patients FRANK J. VASCMINI, DDS Bring your own refreshments. You are invited to an Open Jam Session featuring local and visiting musicians playing Old Favorites, Jazz, Swing and Dixieland for your listening and dancing pleasure. Sunday January 5, 2014 1:30 to 4 p.m. The public is invited! $7 donation at the door for non-members. LOCATION Catholic Charities Citrus Community Outreach Center formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall in Homosassa Springs Musicians interested in playing may call Roy Haskins at 382-1875 SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS WEEKLY SUPPORT MEETINGS HEALTH NOTES MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS Donating blood a Citrus New Years Eve traditionLike that resolution to lose weight, or the kiss at midnight, New Years Eve is filled with traditions, and for many Citrus residents donating blood on the last day of the year is one way to celebrate. LifeSouth will host its annual New Years Resolution Blood Drive, from 11a.m. to 5p.m. Dec. 31 at the Walmart Supercenter, 2461 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Inverness. This is always one of our largest and most fun blood drives of the year, said LifeSouths Pam Egnot. We get people who donate every year at this drive. We even have some multi-generation family donors. To encourage residents to join in the fun, there will be a drawing for a 42inch LCD TV courtesy of Walmart, and all donors will be entered into a drawing for a Play Station 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. The LifeSouth staff will bring a picnic to the parking lot, grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and offering chips and soft drinks. 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.Decorate HPH Hospices Tree of LifeFor 19 years, HPH Hospice has staged its Tree of Life celebration in November and December. Its the core fundraiser for the not-for-profit, with proceeds supporting patient and family care. Until Dec.24, 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 using a major credit card can 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 information, call the office at 352-527-4600. CASA in need of donated itemsCitrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA) needs donation of household goods for its domestic violence shelter for women and children: hair clips, hair brushes, toilet paper, paper towels, size 5 diapers, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, facial tissues and liquid high-efficiency (HE) laundry soap. Drop off donations at CASAs outreach center, 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations of grocery and gas cards are always welcome. Call 352-344-8111. R.I. Discovery (Recovery International) Abraham Low, M.D., self-help systems for mental health depression, obsession, stress, fears, anger. Meetings are 2 to 4p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Call Jackie, 352-563-5182. Together We Grow Nar-Anon Family Group 6:45p.m. Wednesdays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Room204 in office building, use rightside entrance across from the Memorial Garden; Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts. Find a free local support group in your area: call 888947-8885 or go to www.NARANONFL.org. Recovery from Food Addiction 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Annes Church, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, in the parish hall library. Call Peg at 410-903-7740. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. For details or a list of meetings, call 352-270-8534 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. 7 to 8:30p.m. Sundays at Queen of Peace Catholic Church Main Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Bereavement Group, 1:30 to 3p.m. Thursdays in the back hall, St. Thomas Church, off U.S.19 south of Cardinal Street. Group is composed of men and women who are experiencing grief and are convinced Life can be good again. Open to all. Come or call Anne at 352-220-1959. Al-Anon groups meet regularly in Citrus County. Call 352-697-0497. Inverness AFG: 8p.m. Mondays, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 S. U.S.41. 6 p.m. Mondays at Club Recovery, corner of County Road 486 and Anvil Terrace, Hernando. Crystal River AFG: 8p.m. Tuesdays, St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S. Suncoast Blvd. Lecanto AFG: 8p.m. Thursdays, Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Crystal River AFG: 11:30a.m. Thursdays at YANA Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Awareness Lunch Bunch AFG: 12:30p.m. Fridays, St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness. Beginners Al-Anon: 10a.m. Saturdays at Yana Club, 147 Seventh St. (off Citrus Avenue), Crystal River. Tuesday Morning Serenity: 10a.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Alcoholics Anonymous : If you drink, and want to stop, call Alcoholics Anonymous Nature Coast Intergroup at 352-621-0599. Visit the website: www.ncintergroup.com. 10:30a.m. Sundays, 10300 S. Riviera Drive, Chassahowitzka Community Center, 1mile west of U.S.19 on Miss Maggie Drive, turn left, two blocks. AC Group, 7p.m. Tuesdays at Church Without Walls, 3962 N. Roscoe Road, Hernando. Call Laverne at 352637-4563. Visit the website: www.alcoholicsforchrist.com. A 12-step Christian support group meets at 6p.m. every Wednesday at Living Waters Ministries, 12 N. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Free and open to the public. DUNNELLON Grief support group 6p.m. Thursdays at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, 20831 Powell Road. Call the church at 352-489-2730. Narcotics Anonymous: It Works How and Why, noon to 1p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7 to 8p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, YANA Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River. Mens RAW (Recovery at Work) Mens Meeting, 7 to 8p.m. Thursday, Lecanto Church of Christ: 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. More Will Be Revealed, 8 to 9p.m. Tuesday, Citrus Memorial Health System Historic School House: 135 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Recovery on the River, 7 to 8p.m. Monday; 8 to 9p.m. Friday and Sunday; Lecanto Church of Christ, 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto. Spirit of Unity, 8 to 9p.m. Thursday, Citrus County Family Resource Centers outreach center: 3848 E. Parsons Point Road, Hernando. Women United Ladies Meeting, 6:30 to 7:30p.m. Thursday Citrus Memorial Health System Historic School House: 135 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the meeting facilities listed. Call the 24-hour Helpline: 352-5081604. Information about NA is also available at NatureCoastNA.org. Overeaters Anonymous : 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Club Recovery, corner of County Road 486 and Anvil Terrace, Hernando. Voices of Recovery, 1 to 2:30p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center (V.A. building) on County Road 491, Lecanto. Call Dolores at 352-746-5019. The Circle of Love, 1 to 2:30p.m. Thursdays at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. The New Beginning, 7p.m. Fridays at Our Lady of Grace, Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Call Carolyn at 352-341-0777. Anorexia and bulimia anonymous 12-step support group, 5:45p.m. Mondays at the Yana Club, 147 N.W. Seventh St., Crystal River (behind the police station). Call Charmaine at 352-422-3234. Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA), 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, offers two free weekly Alzheimers Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free. To arrange free respite care so you can attend a group, call the Hernando office at 352-688-4537 or 800-772-8672. Website: www.alzsupport.com Live chat every Wednesday at noon. Message boards open at all times to post questions and leave replies. Join the Alzheimers Association online community at www.alz.org/ living_with_alzheimers_ message_boards_lwa.asp. Crystal River Health & Rehabilitation Center, 136 N.E. 12th Ave., Crystal River; 2 p.m. third Saturday monthly. Call Christina DiPiazza at 352-795-5044. First Tuesday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 550 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. Second Monday, 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Free respite care available. Last Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Free respite care available. Brooksville: Lykes Memorial County Library, 238 Howell Ave.; 2:30 p.m. first Friday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Brooksville: Oak Hill Hospital Senior Partners, 11361 Cortez Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Jerry Fisher at 352-688-4537. Spring Hill: The Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road; 2 p.m. third Monday monthly. Call Diane Koenig at 352-683-9009 or The Residence at 352-683-9009. Free respite care provided, call to reserve. First United Methodist Church of Homosassa has several support groups that run on a monthly basis. All groups are open to the public and free of charge, and meet at 1 p.m. in Room 203 in the Administration Building: First Monday: diabetic support group. Second Monday: Alzheimers/dementia caregivers support group. Fourth Monday: stroke survivors support group. Memory Lane Respite offered weekly for people with Alzheimers/dementia. Anyone bringing a loved one for the first time is encouraged to come early to fill out information forms. Call 352-628-4083 for meeting dates. Citrus Memorial Health System is a 198-bed, not-forprofit community hospital that provides health care services to residents of Citrus County and surrounding communities. Support group meetings are in the CMHS Administration Building unless indicated. RBOI Prostate Cancer Support Group: 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday monthly at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, 522 N. Lecanto Highway. Call 352-527-0106. AHEC Quit Smoking: 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. Call 813-929-1000, ext. 213. Breast Cancer Support: 11:30 a.m. the second Friday, Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Call Judy Bonard at 352-527-4389. Citrus Cancer Support: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday, cafeteria meeting room. Call Carol at 352-726-1551, ext. 6596 or ext. 3329. Cancer Support: at Cancer Treatment Center. Call Jeannette at 352-746-1100 for date and time. Diabetes Support: Call Carol McHugh, R.N., at 352341-6110 for details. Head and Neck Cancer Support: Robert Boissoneault Cancer Institute. Contact Wendy Hall at 352-527-0106. Heart-Healthy Eating Workshop: 1:30 to 3 p.m. second Wednesday every other month, CMHS Medical Office Building. Call 352-560-6266 or 352-344-6538 to register. Look Good Feel Better: monthly at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, Allen Ridge Medical Mall, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council. A licensed cosmetologist is present to advise women about many issues. For dates, times, more information or to register, call 800-395-5665. Mended Hearts Support: 10 a.m. second Friday, Gulf Room at CMHS Historic Building. Call Cardiovascular Services at 352-344-6416. Ostomy Support Group: 2 p.m. third Sunday, Cyprus Room, at the CMHS Historic Building, 131 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness. Call Steve at 352-229-4202 or Sue at 352-560-7918. Stroke Support Group of Citrus County: 3 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, CMHS Annex Building conference room, State Road 44 across from Walgreens. Call 352344-6596 or 352-344-1646. Hospice of Citrus County support groups and workshops. Call 866-642-0962 or 352-527-2348 for information. Grief workshops: 1 p.m. Thursday Hospice of Citrus County Clinical Office, 326. S. Line Ave., Inverness. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Newly Bereaved Grief Workshop, Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa. Grief support groups: 11 a.m. Tuesday Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. 9 a.m. Wednesday Griefs Journey ... A Walking Group, Whispering Pines Park (Parking Area E). 10 a.m. Thursday Wings Education Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an e vent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Mission to serve Christmas mealThe Mission in Citrus will have its sixth annual Christmas meal from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 2472 and 2488 N. Pennsylvania Ave. for all in need or those who do not want to spend the holiday alone. For more information, call 352794-3825 or 352-270-4357.Everyone invited to Welcome Home partyThe public is invited to a Welcome Home party for Marines First Lt. Daniel Culver and CPL Cody Michael F. Posa on Friday at the Elks Lodge, 3580 E. Lemon St., by the lake in Hernando. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. with a New York strip steak, fries and coleslaw for $8. The will have the dining area will be open for the party. The program starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Mills at 352-422-6236.Celebrate new year with post in BHCome 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 352-464-7440.Celebrate Kwanzaa at Old CourthouseCome and celebrate Kwanzaa from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Old Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Square in Inverness. Admission is one nonperishable food item. For information, call Lillian Smith at 352-637-3572 or Carol Bowers at 352-270-3866.Shriners to celebrate New Years EveThe Citrus Shrine Club will welcome 2014 with its traditional New Years Eve party from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the club, 468 N. Woodlake Ave., Inverness. Bring a dessert or appetizer. All Masons, Shriners, and their families and friends are welcome. For more information, call 352419-7088.Free Zumba class given at Unity ChurchFree Zumba classes for beginners are offered at 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Lose weight while having fun. For more information, email email@example.com or call 352-628-3253. COMMUNITYPage C5TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Precious PawsADOPTABLE Homeless Special to the ChronicleSeveral young adult black and white kitties are hoping they will be home for the holidays. All are well socialized, most like to be with other pets, including dogs. All are past the kitten gymnastic stage, but enjoy playing and a good cuddle. Kittens and cats are available for adoption at the Pet Supermarket on State Road 44 in Inverness during regular store hours. The Crystal River Mall adoption center is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The Floral City Adoption Center at Gretas Touch on U.S. 41 is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For holiday closures and times, call 352-726-4700 or go to www. preciouspawsflorida.com. NEWS NOTES Special to the ChronicleNature Coast EMS announces the next Citizens Academy will begin Jan.7. The Citizens Academy is a hands-on opportunity for community members to see and learn what Nature Coast EMS Paramedics and EMTs do every day. Graduates learn skills they can use in actual emergencies because the academy is focused on hands-on training, showing and teaching the skills that an EMS crew may use. Participants will get to practice starting IVs, intubations (placing a breathing tube), defibrillations, reading heart rhythms and doing a full code on the SIMMAN mannequin. In the final session participants will take care of a simulated patient in a mock patient care scenario and have the opportunity to ride along with paramedics and EMTs and go on actual emergencies. The Nature Coast EMS Citizens Academy is free and meets every Tuesday for eight weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. If you would like to have fun while learning lifesaving skills, call 352-249-4700 or online at www.naturecoastems.org Just click on community. It was some 20 years ago that The Living Madonna was presented at the Crystal River United Methodist Church with the direction of Vangie Rich, wife of former Mayor of Crystal River Curtis Rich. My daughter, Sue Howard, and grandson Jerry depicted the Madonna and Child. This year Margaret Williams and a host of volunteers presented Giovanni Bellinis Madonna and Child once more at our church. The Church Bell Choir, directed by Theresa Nazum, opened the program with Theres a Song in the Air and Rich Eschen introduced the paintings artist to us and read from Luke how the birth of Jesus was foretold. Azure Bond sang Ave Maria and Karen Janota read Mother Mary, a poem. Magically, the curtain opened and the beloved painting was revealed with Christine Touchton as Madonna. The curtain closes and Eschen introduced us to the painting Madonna and Child No. 4 spotlighted on a stand on the stage. Dedicated to the Bo Jefferson family, whose child was to have been the child, was unable to participate due to emergency heart surgery, the powerful imagery profoundly touched us in the darkened room as we reflected upon the miracle of the age-old story learned from childhood. The Luke foretelling was revealed through the carefully orchestrated portrayals. Janota read from scripture Marys visit with Elizabeth and sang Christ Childs Lullaby as the curtain opened for the next revealing of the Madonna and Child. After Eschen read the birth portion from scripture, primary school soloist Kerilynn sang Away in a Manger. Janota read a poem, Room in the Inn. Margaret Williams, church choir director, sang Sleep Holy Child and the curtain rose once more to reveal the Madonna and Child. Eschen read the telling of the shepherds from Luke. The Sanctuary Chancel Choir rose and sang Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, directed by Williams, then Lullaby Thou Little Tiny Child, and What Child is This with Marsha Mann signing. Lois Bump sang Mary Had a Baby and the final curtain rose on the Madonna and Child, followed by the Bell Choirs performance of We Three Kings. This magnificent presentation was concluded with the congregation joining with the choir in the singing of the time-honored Christmas hymn Silent Night. Pastor David Rawls closed with prayer and we went away in awe of what happened in that lonely manger so long ago. The team of presenters also included accompanist Jeremy Neff, Nick Holmes and Pastor David Rawls handling the sound and lights. The set designers were Margaret Williams, Pastor David, Sue McCollough, and Karen Anderson. The script was written by Williams, Janota and Christine Touchton. Mary Lyons provided the refreshments. Gary and Margaret Williams and Tiffany Raiford provided the publicity. Thanks, Crystal River United Methodist Church, for The Living Madonna. It was a memory we will cherish.Ruth Levins participates in a variety of projects around the community. Let her know about your groups upcoming activities by writing to P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423. Church production celebrates the season Ruth LevinsAROUND THE COMMUNITY Special to the ChronicleAnyone interested is invited to attend the Citrus County Sheriffs Office Citizens Academy, a 10-week-long educational program offered free of charge to all Citrus County residents. The next class begins Jan.16. Since its inception in 1997, more than 2,000 people from all walks of life have attended. The academy was designed to provide a better understanding of the sheriffs office, and show citizens exactly what the office does. Lt. Chris Evan, who works with the agencys accreditation process and special projects, is the director. Experienced sheriffs office professionals serve as classroom instructors, and each handson, interactive session focuses on specific segments of the agency. The program agenda includes instruction and demonstrations in road patrol, criminal investigations, vice and narcotics, intelligence analysis, the Emergency Operations Center/911, Sheriffs Fire Rescue Division, traffic, aviation, marine, the special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), K-9 teams, identification and evidence, crime prevention and more. There is no cost to attend the academy. Classes meet Thursdays at the Emergency Operations Center in Lecanto. Two classes are offered, an afternoon class (1 to 4 p.m.) and an evening class (6 to 9 p.m.). There are scheduled field trips that give participants a chance to interact directly with deputies and communications officers, as well as interactive demonstrations. Graduates of the class are provided the opportunity to ride a shift with a patrol deputy, a marine deputy, fly in the helicopter during a patrol shift or sit at the communications center with dispatchers. Applications are available at the sheriffs operations center or any of the agencys community resource offices or go to the sheriffs office home page at www.sheriffcitrus.org to print out an application form. Candidates also may call 352-341-3457. Once theyve completed the program successfully, graduates are eligible for membership in the Citizens Academy Alumni Association. The organization provides continuing education opportunities for alumni members as well as an avenue for fundraisers and special projects that benefit both the sheriffs office and the community. Openings are currently available in the afternoon class only. However, a new class will begin in March. Citizens in training Nature Coast EMS Citizens Academy class begins Jan. 7 The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Citizens Academy 2014 spring session, scheduled to begin Thursday, April 3, has reached its class-size capacity. People who are interested in attending are encouraged to submit their application to be placed on a wait list in the event of a cancellation, or to be placed on the list for the next upcoming academy. Contact Deb Bloss at 352-527-5904 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Special to the ChronicleWait list available for County Commission Citizens Academy Sheriffs Office Citizens Academy to begin Jan. 16 LIFTing spiritsThe Chorus of the Highlands, a Barbershop Harmony Chapter in Citrus County, recently gave a Christmas songfest for LIFT at the Citrus Hills Country Club in the Hampton Room. LIFT or Living Information for Today is a social support group of widows and widowers who meet monthly for luncheons and special speakers and are sponsored by HOSPICE of Citrus and the Nature Coast. LIFT president is Diane Nally. For more information, call 352-860-2413. The chorus has been in Citrus County for 30 years and is just finishing its Christmas concerts throughout the county. They meet on Tuesday evenings in Inverness and always welcome men who love to sing. Reading music is not necessary. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 7. Call 352-382-0336 or 352-637-4369 for more information.Special to the Chronicle
C6TUESDAY, DECEMBER24, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.Mickey Mouse said, Arithmetic is being able to count up to 20 without taking off your shoes. Bridge requires counting, sometimes but rarely as high as 40. And occasionally it is the count in one specific suit that makes all the difference as in this deal. South is in four hearts. West leads the club ace. How should the defense proceed? Easts overcall is no thing of beauty, but everyone likes to bid these days, especially if the bid might make it harder for the opponents to find a major-suit fit and if it probably indicates the best lead for your side should you end on defense. North then rebid three diamonds to show his six-card suit, and South bid what he hoped he could make. East is wondering how many clubs his partner holds. If West has only three, East can win the second club, cash his heart ace, and take a third club trick for down one. But if West has four clubs, East must shift to a diamond at trick three, hoping to establish a winner there before South can draw trumps and run dummys spades. How will East know how many clubs West started with? Under the club ace, East drops his king. Then, in this deal, West continues with his club two, the lowest of three remaining cards. East wins and leads the diamond nine, which defeats the contract. If West had started with only three clubs, he would have led his original middle one at trick two, starting a high-low with a remaining doubleton. Carding can be critical on defense. Discuss it with your partner. 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Two evil forces pursue the son of adventurer Rick OConnell. PG-13 The Scorpion King (2002) The Rock, Steven Brand. Premiere. (In Stereo) PG-13Lara Croft Tomb Raider (STARZ) 370 271 370 Elf PG Elf (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell, James Caan. (In Stereo) PG Elf (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell. (In Stereo) PG Elf (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell. (In Stereo) PG Elf PG (SUN) 36 31 36 College Football From Aug. 31, 2013. College Football From Sept. 21, 2013. (SYFY) 31 59 31 26 29 Batman Begins (2005, Action) Christian Bale, Michael Caine. Bruce Wayne becomes Gotham Citys Dark Knight. PG-13 The Prestige (2006, Drama) Hugh Jackman. Two 19th-century magicians engage in a deadly rivalry. Warehouse 13 (TBS) 49 23 49 16 19SeinfeldSeinfeldSeinfeldFam. Guy A Christmas Story (1983) PG A Christmas Story (1983) PG (TCM) 169 53 169 30 35 It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947, Musical Comedy) Don DeFore. NR Christmas in Connecticut (1945, Comedy) Barbara Stanwyck. NR Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Sonja Henie. NR Ill Be Seeing (TDC) 53 34 53 24 26Moonshiners Tickle bootlegs at night. Moonshiners Christmas Special Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts (N) Moonshiners (N) (In Stereo) Backyard Oil: After the Gush (N) Moonshiners (In Stereo) (TLC) 50 46 50 29 30Long Island MediumLong Island MediumLong Island MediumLong Island MediumLong Island MediumLong Island Medium (TMC) 350 261 350 The Double (2011) Richard Gere. (Subtitled-English) (In Stereo) PG-13 Dick Tracy (1990, Crime Drama) Warren Beatty. (In Stereo) PG The Cold Light of Day (2012) Henry Cavill. PG-13 DiaryBlack (TNT) 48 33 48 31 34Castle To Love and Die in L.A. 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PG-13 (WGN-A) 18 18 18 18 20Funny Home VideosFunny Home VideosFunny Home VideosHome VideosFunny Home VideosFunny Home Videos Dear Annie: Im a 26year-old female and have been engaged to a wonderful man for the past year. We had plans to marry after he graduates in June with his masters degree. The problem started when on several occasions my girlfriends and I went out to the bars and danced until the wee hours. During one of those nights, I had a few too many drinks and ended up kissing one of the guys I was dancing with. My fianc found out about it from a mutual friend, and now he wants to break off our engagement. He feels this was cheating and that I have betrayed his trust. Is this cheating, or is he being unreasonable? Heartbroken Dear Heartbroken: While it may not be as serious as sleeping with another guy, that kiss was still a betrayal. And if you enjoy going out to bars in order to dance with other guys and drink so much that you cannot control your behavior, it doesnt sound as if you are ready to get married. Imagine how you would feel if your fianc behaved this way. You owe him a sincere apology and a promise to curtail your drinking. We hope he is willing to give you another chance. But if you cannot understand or admit that your behavior was inappropriate, please let him find someone else who shares his values. Dear Annie: I am a woman in my 60s and have been married to my second husband for more than a year. We are both widowed. I have one married daughter, and my husband has two sons, one of whom is married. Our marriage is wonderful. The problem is my husbands 28-year-old daughter-in-law. She is overweight, and her skin sags everywhere. You can see her backside, and her pants are very low in the front, so her stomach hangs over. You can tell her to pull up her pants, but she claims she is in style. She apparently doesnt dress like this in front of her parents. What should be done? Patty in Peoria Dear Patty: By you? Nothing. She is not your child and apparently is disinclined to listen to your opinion about her appearance. If you invite her to a place with a dress code, inform her what that is. But if you criticize the way she dresses, she could start avoiding you, creating all sorts of problems between your husband and his son. Please tolerate what you can. Dear Annie: I feel moved to respond to the letter from Betrayed, whose husband refuses to have sex but watches plenty of porn. There are always two sides to every story. My wife and I have been married for 16 years. While we were dating, she was sexually aggressive, experimental, provocative and playful. Now the story is different. Of course, with the children around, sex requires planning. But when I began going to bed early, she started going to bed late. When I went to bed late, as instructed, she went to bed early and wasnt in the mood. Sessions with three different psychologists ended the same way. In each case, she said, I dont want to go back. I am being picked on. Ive tried asking what I can do differently to make her happy, but she has no suggestions. Now she finds fault with everything I do. Two years ago, I developed erectile dysfunction. The prescription drugs work fine, but her lack of interest means the last bottle of Viagra remains untouched. Pornography is evil and disgusting and is certainly no answer. But I have no other answers. Life is complex, and sometimes you limp along as best you can. T.Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Email your questions to email@example.com, or write to: Annies Mailbox, Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge (Answers tomorrow) TALLYRIGOR MEMBER SQUISH Yesterdays Jumbles: Answer: They climbed the hill to see the sun come up because they were EARLYRISERS 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. RKAAP WFITS GAMENT LECTOS Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags Ans: TUESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 24, 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 NewsNewsEntAccess Its a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart. PG NewsChristmas # (WEDU) PBS 3 3 14 6World News Nightly Business PBS NewsHour (N) (In Stereo) Christmas at Belmont 2013 G Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Frontline Life of Jesus; rise of Christianity. (In Stereo) (Part 1 of 2) PG (DVS) % (WUFT) PBS 5 5 5 41JournalBusinessPBS NewsHour (N)Cmas-BelmontMormon Frontline PGTBAT. Smiley ( (WFLA) NBC 8 8 8 8 8NewsNightly NewsNewsChannel 8 Entertainment Ton. Its a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart. A guardian angel strengthens a man ruined by a miser. PG (DVS) NewsChristmas Eve Mass ) (WFTV) ABC 20 20 20 NewsWorld News Jeopardy! 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PG (ANI) 52 35 52 19 21North America No Place to Hide PG North America Learn Young or Die North Americas mountains and forests. PG North America The Savage Edge PG North America (In Stereo) PG North America (In Stereo) PG (BET) 96 19 96 Roots Chicken George wins his freedom. (Part 5 of 6) PG Roots George saves Toms life. (Part 6 of 6) Roots: The Gift (1988) NR (BRAVO) 254 51 254 Housewives/Atl.Housewives/Atl. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) RHow to Lose (CC) 27 61 27 33 Analyze This (1999) R Bill Cosby: Far From Finished Comic Bill Cosby performs. Trading Places (1983) Dan Aykroyd. Two mens lives are altered by a bet made between tycoons. Tommy Boy (1995) Chris Farley. (CMT) 98 45 98 28 37 Facing the Giants (2006, Drama) Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields. A Christian football coach inspires his players. PG Fireproof (2008) Kirk Cameron. A divorcing couple turn to God to save their marriage. PG Cops Reloaded (CNBC) 43 42 43 Truth About Coca-Cola Hotel: MarriottTwitter Rev. 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(In Stereo) PG-13 Three Fugitives (1989) Nick Nolte. PG-13 Man on the Moon (1999, Biography) Jim Carrey. (In Stereo) R Slap Shot R (FNC) 44 37 44 32Special ReportGreta Van SusterenA FOX & Friends Christmas (N) Hannity (N) The OReilly Factor (FOOD) 26 56 26 Chopped G Chopped G Chopped G Chopped G Chopped G DinersDiners (FS1) 732 112 732 FOX Football DailyFighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFCUFCUFC Countdown (N)FOX Sports Live (N) (FSNFL) 35 39 35 UFCRaisingWorld Poker TourUFC Ultimate Submissions 2 (N) FameUFCWorld Poker Tour (FX) 30 60 30 51 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008, Comedy) Voices of Ben Stiller. PG Kung Fu Panda (2008, Comedy) Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie. PG Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011, Comedy) Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie. PG (GOLF) 727 67 727 GolfPGA Tour Golf WGC Cadillac Championship, Final Round. GolfPGA Tour Golf (HALL) 59 68 59 45 54 Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004) Crystal Bernard. Meet the Santas (2005, RomanceComedy) Steve Guttenberg. 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Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Area, Condition or Situation Fred, 352-726-9369 WANTED Cancer Patient Needs Lymphodema, Compression Pump & Sleeve (352) 697-2595 Judith Lewis Celestial SpaWelcomes Veterans Announcing: Curbside service for the disabled and handicapped. Therapeutic massages, hot stones, salt scrubs, detox treatments and more. Visit us online at celestial spa.com call us at (352)527-0077, Or visit us at 9 Regina Blvd. Beverly Hills fl. 34465 mm28221, ma60820 BUTTERSButters, a 4-y.o. Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, wt. 48 lbs, brown w/white markings, gentle, friendly, playful, affectionate, walks very well on leash, rides very well in car, appears housebroken, gets along w/other dogs and people. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. 2 Driveway Cleaners, Whirlybird 20 Brand New $200. each 352-302-8265 2 Twin size oak beds with storage drawers & mattress, dresser mirror & chest, excel. cond. $250. for all Kenmore Refrigerator good for college, excel cond. $45. 352 613-7429 5 GI -JOES WITH STORAGE CASE SOME CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES $30. 464-0316 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 DUDLEYS AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 28th YEAR END Extravaganza !! Preview: 8am ~Auction:9 am household, hardware etc multiple est ates liquidation a-z good stuff!!! ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 FOUR 2 DRAWER METALFILE CABINETS. Good condition. $50 for all. 527-1239 Gold Christmas Tree Orniments all different images, Some move $10 each (352) 746-9896 Hand Made Crocheted Blanket w/ pillow, teal color background $150. (352) 812-2329 HARLEYSTOCK EXHAUSTPIPES NEARLYNEW FITS 1350-1450 SLIDE ON ONLY$70 464-0316 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 SMALLELECTRIC SMOKER LITTLE CHIEF, works great for fish or jerkey, only $60 352-464-0316 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 ITEASIER TO GETUP. ONLY$20 352-464-0316 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 Manual Wheelchair W/ Footrests, Great Shape, Only $100 352-464-0316 MOBILITY POWER WHEEL CHAIR, J azzy Select, like new cond. $1750 pics avail via jr email@example.com 352-302-4707 Wheelchair Invacare SXS Heavy Weight Allowed, 22 Seat, Oxyg Rack, V.G. Cond. Orig $890 Only$279. 4 Wheel Walker. X-Lg + wide seat and brakes V.G Cond. $100 call btwn 1pm & 7pm (352)527-4942 NEW FOLK/PARLOR SIZE ACOUSTIC 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 Phonograph Curtis. w/ FM Radio, CD player, over 75 albums. $50 (352) 270-8314 DUDLEYS AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 28th YEAR END Extravaganza !! Preview: 8am ~Auction:9 am household, hardware etc multiple est ates liquidation a-z good stuff!!!********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck 8 TABLE SAW Craftsman, w/ medal stand 2.5 HP, excellent shape $75. (352) 465-9114 Dunnellon CHAIN SAW Polan 16 model 2075 $42 352-637-2499 LEAF BLOWER GAS CRAFTMAN 210MPH $45 352-637-2499 MAKITACHOPSAW WORKS FINE ONLY $65 OBO 352-464-0316 Ryobi, 14 amps, 10 Compound Miter Saw w/ laiser & bag, New in Box, pd. $189 Asking $125. obo (352) 795-0037 1 adjustable Twin Bed exc. cond.$300. Sofa & Love Seat Matching $150. (352) 527-4247 2 VINTAGE CHAIRS. Gold swivel rocker and brown/rust fixed chair. Nice condition. $25 for both. 527-1239 2 VINTAGE COFFEE TABLES. 1 round with lazy susan. 1 rectangular. Both maple. $25 for both. 527-1239 3 pc. sectional, green, w/ loungers on each end. $150. Love Seat $75. All good condition (352) 795-7126 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Hand made Ceramic Tree, 3 pieces, stands 36 high beautiful, $60.00 should be seen (352) 746-2479 HQ Medium Bird Cage, white, dome top, 32x23x63, asking $250. (352) 726-5379 King Size Bed Frame, Box, Mattress w/ comforter $100 Round Table, 4 chairs Wrought iron frame $75, 352-503-7930 KITCHEN FURNITURE Expandable kitchen table with four chairs excellent condition. $200.00 382-5956 Oak Dining Room Set, 6 Chairs & Table 36 x 60, $165. 352-228-4279 Slightly Used 2 Sets, single mattresss and box springs with wooden headboard $150 for all King Size Bed, 2 dressers, blonde color $150. (352) 795-7126 TABLE & 4 Chairs Tropitone. Tropical, natural stone top table, turquoise colored cushion chairs. Orig price $3000, asking $800 352-270-8494 TWIN BEDS Wooden twin beds for sale, with mattresses and sheets. $150.00 Call 352 794 3961 30 PLANTS FOR WATER GARDEN BlUE FLOWERS. DONT KNOW THEIR NAMES 10 for 15$ 464-03I6 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Mulch, Stone Hauling & Tractor Work (352) 341-2019 Sugarmill WoodsFri 12/27 & Sat 12/28 9a-4p Moving Sale : Sofa, beds, dressers, patio,hsehold items & More!! 352-503-6331 9 Linder St, Homosassa COAT Red Wool 3 qtr length coat; Made in USA size 20-22 $50; Wool rug 4x5 ft $50 (352) 746-9896 (4) 15 X 7 CHROME RIMS 5x5.5/139.7mm caps & lug nuts $100 firstname.lastname@example.org. com for pics or info Exp. General MaintenanceMust be flexible and able to multi-task. Apply T ues thru Fri 505 E Hartford St, Hernando EXP. ROUTE DRIVERmust have CDLLIC. w/air brake & tanker endorsement APPLYWITHIN: at 2240 N. Skeeter Terrace, Hernando between 8am & 2pm (352) 860-0195 FT/ PT COOK POSITIONExp. is required Fax Resume to 352-527-1290 or Apply in Person at: Superior Residences, 4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto 34461. LARGE CHURCHin Crystal River Needs Full timeCUSTODIAN40 hrs. week, good starting wage. Abled body for light lifting. Tables, chairs. Reply to: Citrus County Chronicle, Blind Box 1851P 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd Crystal Riv. Fl 34428 TOWER HANDStarting at $10.00/Hr Bldg. Communication Towers. Travel, Good Pay & Benefits. OT, 352-694-8017 Mon.-Fri. MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED!Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)528-5547 ALL CLASSES FOR 2014 Spring Hill & New Port Richey COSMETOLOGY BARBERING NAILS SKIN MASSAGE TherapyDAY & NIGHT SCHOOLFull Time & Part Time Full Specialty & Instructor Training BENES International School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING Become an Avon Rep Today! Free Training. $10 to join. Call Chuck (352) 503-4816. Independ. Avon Rep. DOLLS Cinderella & Bride Doll 2ft w/ stands $100 ea (352) 746-9896 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 GOOD WASHER Works great with 90 day warranty, $100 Call or text Leonard @ 352-364-6504 MICROWAVE whirlpool, confection, used 18mo. Quit working. Call 352-726-2350. $50 OBO REFRIGERATOR Kenmore side by side; white; ice cube and water. approximately 8 years old excellent condition. $ 350 Call 352-422-6466 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 TEACHERFulltime, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLYLEARNING (352) 560-4222 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 CASE MANAGERPrimary Care Physican Accountable Care Organization (ACO) seeking qualifed Care Manager. Current Florida RN lic. along with 3 plus years experience in hospital setting or post accute care setting. Manage Care experience and Case Mgr certification prefered. Please Fax Resume to: Nature Coast ACO Attn Patty King 352-746-3838 FT/ PT COOK POSITIONExp. is required Fax Resume to 352-527-1290 or Apply in Person at: Superior Residences, 4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto 34461. AdministrativeF/T Helpanswer phones, scheduling, billing, purchasing M -F 7:30a to 4:30p Email Resume to: donsplumbinginc @yahoo.com Todays New Ads FLORALCITY12x56 Mobile, Furnished 2BR, 1BA, Carport Scrn. Rm., Lrg. shed Adult Park, Reduced price $7,400 Lot Rent $165 mo.352-287-3729 Mini Farms, 2000, 3/2 DWMH on 10 Acres Main road, cleared and fenced. 12x16 shed and 24x36 garage. 5 irrigated acres. Great for horses or blueberries. Asking $124,900 352-364-2985 $$ CASH PAID $$FOR JUNK VEHICLES 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 Free Mixed Puppies Just In Time for Christmas (352) 464-0871 Free Oak Firewood U-Haul and split (352) 447-4411 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVELocated 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from hwy 41 STRAWBERRIES COLLARD GREENS GIFT SHIPPING 8:30a-5p Closed Sun. 352-726-6378 Found while hiking in Withlacoochee State Forrest Homosassa areabicycle accessory on North Trail 12/20/13 Cl George (352) 382-0506 Neutered Male Cat tiger striped, black on gray, very friendly found vicinity of Beverly Hills pls call (352) 746-1904 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Todays New Ads 2 Twin size oak beds with storage drawers & mattress, dresser mirror & chest, excel. cond. $250. for all Kenmore Refrigerator good for college, excel cond. $45. 352 613-7429 1010 TURNER CAMPRD INVERNESS2 bedroom. 1 bath. 2BR/1B/NICE/Remodeled/ Carport/Screened Patio/ New Appliances/$600mo.Max.3 person 352 302 3819 Australian Saddle Like Brand New Velvet, used once, Paid$1,000. Reduced to $840 (352) 513-5547 CHEVY96, Astro Van, runs good, no rust, 194k mi, Asking $1,000. (352) 344-8291 CHEVY VAN G20Camper Spec, Stove, Refrig, Cold A/C, runs great. Low miles $2,800. 352-628-1646 Club Car Golf Cart 1991, Family owned Excellent condition. Lights, Battery 1 yr. old, Must Sell, $1,500. (352) 527-3125 FLEETWOOD, BOUNDER, 36 ft. generator, very good tires, Lots of storage. $11,000 352-263-4339 STRESS is BAD! THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE is GOOD! This BOGO price lowers stress too! Purchase one, 1 hour GIFT CERTIFICATE and get one FREE. A140.00 value NOW only 70.00. Everyones Massage Therapy Services, LLC 2200 W. HWY44 Inverness, Fl 34453 352-419-7949 www.citrusmassagetherapy.com email@example.com (across from Outback Steakhouse). Not valid with other offers. ma53473/mm29715
TUESDAY,DECEMBER24,2013 C 9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS SWIMMMING POOLS 000GDYC GREGS MARCITE, INC. 352-746-5200LICENSED & INSURED Exposed Aggregate FREE ESTIMATES COMPLETE REMODELCPC1458160 CC#2636 Shotcrete $45/yd. Decks Tile Pavers 000GQFNCarpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services352-503-20913 Rooms Carpet Cleaned(Hallway is Free) only$69AND -Get Dryer and Dryer Vent Cleanedfor$35Must have both services on same appt. With coupon. CARPET/UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 000GR866575 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River, FLELECTRICAL Lighting Fixtures Fans Ballast New Outlets Panel Upgrades 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a WeekIndependently owned & operated. Lic #EC13003381 insured &bonded Generators Install, Service & Repair Whole House Surge ProtectorsSAME DAY SERVICEat no extra cost 352-364-4610 000GRQW ROOFINGAAA ROOFINGCall the LeakbustersLic./Ins. CCC057537Free Written Estimate Crystal River563-0411Inverness726-8917 www.aaaroofingfl.homestead.com $100 OFFAny Re-RoofMust present coupon at time contract is signed 000GRXPwww.eliteroofing-inc.com713 N.E. 5th St. Crystal River, FL 34429(352) 639-1024LICENSED & INSURED ROOFING Excellence in Roofing Quality Honesty Reasonable Prices $100 OFF ANY REROOFNot to be combined with any other offer. Exp. 12/13/13LIC#CC1327656 OneDayBathRemodeling In Just One Day,WewillInstallABeautifulNewBathtub orShowerRightOverYourOldOne!!! Tub to Shower Conversions Too!!!Visit our Ocala Showroom or call1-352-624-8827ForaFREEIn-HomeEstimate!BATHFITTER.COM BATH REMODELINGBATHFITTER000GT76 DONT LET YOUR DRYER START A FIRE! DRYER VENT CLEANING Call1-352-566-6615Dr. Vent1-855-4DR-VENTLocally Owned 15+ Yrs. Lic./ins., Bonded $39Flat Rate No Hidden Costs000GWLK ELECTRICAL REPAIR 352-621-1248Thomas Electric, LLC Residential/Commercial ServiceGenerac Centurion Guardian Generators Factory Authorized Technicians ER0015377 000GWQR Stand Alone Generator CLEANING KNOCK OUT CLEANING SERVICELicensed, Insured, Workers Comp. Pressure Washing Too352-942-6876Call Today for a Clean Tomorrow000GWR6RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, VACATION RENTALS & CONSTRUCTION CLEAN-UP Licensed & Insured352-400-3188YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST Often imitated, never duplicated IS IT TIME TO REFINISH Y OUR POOL? POOLS AND PA VERSAdd an artistic touch to your existing yard or pool or plan something completely new! QUALITY WORK ATA FAIR PRICE!COPESPOOL AND PAVER LLC000GYYR Copes Pool & Pavers AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRAcross from Wal-Mart, LecantoAAA Miller Auto & Tire Service Open Mon.-Sat.(352) 527-4111Interior/Exterior Detail & Window Tint Oil Filter LubeCar Oil Changesstarting from up to 5 Qts.$1499Diesel Oil & Filter Change Specialplus tax up to 17 Qts.$9900 000GZOR PAINTING 352-465-6631 Ferraros PaintingInterior & Exterior PressureWashing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist000GAEA HANDYMAN 000GT AGRons Aff o r dable Handyman Services All Home Repairs Small Carpentry Fencing Screening Clean Dryer VentsAffordable & DependableExperience lifelongLicensed & Insured Lic.#37761352-344-0905cell: 400-1722 000GZID WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Window Tinting Pressure Washing Gutter CleaningFREE ESTIMATES352-503-8465Bonded & Insuredwww.windowgenie.com/springhill SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal. Lic. 352-584-5374 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM Lic/Ins #2579352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Mulch, Stone Hauling & Tractor Work (352) 341-2019 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs! Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352 422-7279 A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING ALL TYPES. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 TREE SERVICE Dry Oak Firewood, 4x8 Delivered & Stacked $80. (352) 344-2696 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 **ABOVE ALL** M & W INTERIORS Handyman services Northern Quality Southern prices! (352) 537-4144 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Service Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service -New Systems Starting @ $3400. Res//Com (352) 400 -8361 Mention this ad and get a service call for $19. Exp 12/31/13 Lic# CAC1817447 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 Need a JOB?#1 Employment source is www.chronicleonline.com Classifieds Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 AllAROUND TRACTORLandclearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards Design/Installation Weed*Clean*Mulch We plant year round lisc/ins 352-465-3086 STRESS is BAD! THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE is GOOD! This BOGO price lowers stress too! Purchase one, 1 hour GIFT CERTIFICATE and get one FREE. A140.00 value NOW only 70.00. Everyones Massage Therapy Services, LLC 2200 W. HWY44 Inverness, Fl 34453 352-419-7949 www.citrusmassagetherapy.com firstname.lastname@example.org (across from Outback Steakhouse). Not valid with other offers. ma53473/mm29715 A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal Lic. 352-584-5374 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job Call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ASAPPAINTING CHRIS SATCHELL 30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref. Insured 352-464-1397 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 GREGS MARCITE Florida Gem, Diamond Brite Marcite, FREE EST. 746-5200 Lic.#C2636 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 All phases of T ile Handicap Showers, Safety Bars, Flrs. 422-2019 Lic. #2713 Floors /walls. Tubs to shower conv. No job too big or small. Ph: 352-613-TILE /lic# 2441 ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. Attention Consumers!Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. Carols Airport T ransport 352-746-7595 ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING Trim/Tree Removal, 55ft. Bucket Truck 352-344-2696 Lic/ins. All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 Bruce Onoday & Son Free Estimates Trim & Removal 352-637-6641 Lic/Ins D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards DOUBLE JTree Service Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 R WRIGHT TREE Service Tree Removal & Trimming. Ins. & Lic. # 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS Tree Service Trim, Shape & Remve, Lic/Ins. Free est. 352-628-2825 StumpGrinding cheap avg cost $25-18stump volume disc. over 5 call Rich 352-586-7178 344-2556, Richard Water Pump Service & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! 000GT1M LaWanda WattTHE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING! ** NOW IS A GREA T TIME T O LIST YOUR HOME CALLLAWANDA FOR AFREE, NO OBLIGATION MARKET ANALYSIS! 352 212 1989 lawanda.watt@ century21.com Century 21 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. 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 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 HOMOSASSA4/2 BLOCK HOME, MOTHER IN LAW APT. decking, 1/4 ac, fenced, lots of privacy $65,000 (305) 619-0282, Cell Buying or Selling REALESTATE, Let Me Work For You!BETTYHUNTREALTORERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts homes.com. Condo for SaleSugarmill Woods 2/2, 1,850 sq. ft. 35 Beech Street607-538-9351 Phyllis StricklandRealtorTHE MARKETIS GOODThinking of selling? Now is the time to get listedStill great values out there for buyers!!Phyllis Strickland TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 352-613-3503-cell 352-419-6880-Office 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 Duval Island Very nice clean, furn. starter or retire home. 2/3 BR, 1 BA, Utility room w/ shower. No flood zone. Reduce to $46,900 352-678-7145 4BR /1 BABlock home, above ground pool. Fenced, Appliances, Kindness Terr. off Grover Clev, $42K As is. 352-419-8816 TAMI SCOTTExit Realty Leaders 352-257-2276 email@example.com When it comes to Realestate ... Im there for you The fishing is great Call me for your new Waterfront Home LOOKING TO SELL? CALLME TODAY! UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOUAVIEW TO LOVEwww. crosslandrealty.com(352) 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 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 BEAUTIFUL1/4 acre lot in Cantebury Lakes Estates BARGAIN PRICED! @9k 352-422-4785 Lecanto 2.3 acres Fenced & crossed fenced, Great for horses 3/2 DW, Remodeled. Owner Finance w/ good down paymt $69,900. 352-527-7015 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. 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. Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 212-3559 RCOUCH.com HERNANDO* Retail/Restaurant FOR SALE OR LEASE 3,200 Sf. kitchen ready up to code, lg. parking lot. 1305 Hwy 486 ** 352-584-9496/464-2514 64 Westview, Panacea, FL.32346 2 bedroom. 11/2 bath. Hardwood floors,recently remodeled,2 sheds, 2 carports. $60K.Off Otter Lake Rd. 850-962-3336 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. Negotiable 352-400-2490 352-419-2437 HOMOSASSA2/1CHA,No pets $550. mo., 1st + sec (352) 628-4210 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. 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C10TUESDAY,DECEMBER24,2013 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 575-1224 TUCRN Fictitious Name Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Notice under Fictitious Name Law, pursuant to Section 865-09, Floria Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Gutierrez Developement located at 2173 W. Tacoma Dr, Citrus Springs, FL 34434 in the County of Citrus, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Crystal River, Florida, this 17th day of December 2013. /s/ Zoila Cruz, Owner Published one time in the Citrus County Chronicle December 24th, 2013 580-1224 TUCRN CCHB 1/22 Meetings PUBLIC NOTICE Finance Committee meeting of the Citrus County Hospital Board will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 5:15pm in the in the Board Room, located on the second floor of the Citrus Memorial Health System Administration Building, 502 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, Florida to discuss: Approval of Minutes. Finance Report. Other. A regular meeting of the Citrus County Hospital Board will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 5:30pm in the Board Room, located on the second floor of the Citrus Memorial Health System Administration Building, 502 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, Florida, to discuss Approval of Minutes. Citrus County Hospital Board Committees Report. CCHB/CMHF Legal. Transaction. Other. NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING DURING MEETING The Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees will hold an Executive Session meeting during the January 22, 2014 meeting under the authority of Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. The Executive Session will be closed to the public to allow the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees to meet with the boards Attorney(s) to discuss the settlement negotiations or strategy related to litigation expenditures in all pending litigations. Present at the Executive Session will be Debbie Ressler (Trustee), Robert Priselac (Trustee), Krista Joseph (Trustee), Mark Fallows (Trustee), William Grant -General Counsel, Bruce Blackwell, Esquire, Clifford Shepard, Esq., Barry Richard, Esq., Taylor Ford, Esq., Glenn Burhans, Esq., Bridget Smitha, Esq., Vincent Falcone, Esq., Andrew Hand, Esq., Ashby Burks, Esq., Warren Bloom, Esq., Bruce Giles, Esq., and Court Reporter. The Executive Session will be held in the Board Room located on the second floor of the Citrus Memorial Health System Administration Building, 502 W. Highland Blvd, Inverness, FL and will begin at 6:30pm. When the Executive Session commences the door will be closed. At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the meeting of the Board will be reconvened and the public is invited to rejoin. Copies of the Agenda are available by calling the Citrus County Hospital Board office at 352-341-2250. Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by this Board, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, must ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities should contact the Citrus County Hospital Board Office, 123 S. Pine Ave., Inverness, Florida, 34452 (352) 341-2250. Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE December 24, 2013. 579-1224 TUCRN January sales PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicles will be sold by PUBLIC AUCTION on the property of SCALLYS LUBE & GO TOWING AND RECOVERY, 1185 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453; 352-860-0550; in accordance with Florida Statute 713.78. Auctions are as Follows: Sales will begin at 8:00 AM All Vehicles may be viewed 30 minutes before sale. For more details, call 352-860-0550. 1) 1995 LMQ BOAT COLOR: WHITE VIN# LMQ01801J495 AUCTION DATE: 1/3/14 2) 2001 FORD ESCORT COLOR: WHITE VIN# 3FAFP13P11R241173 AUCTION DATE: 1/24/14 3) 1991 JAGUAR SOVEREIGN COLOR: GRAY VIN# SAJHY1746MC632601 AUCTION DATE: 1/29/14 Scallys Lube and Go reserves the right to bid on all vehicles in Auction. All sales final at 9:00 AM Dec. 24, 2013 569-1224 TUCRN Morrison, Neil 2013-CP-520 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF NEIL JEROME MORRISON, File No.: 2013-CP-520 Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NEIL JEROME MORRISON, deceased, whose date of death was April 19,2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for CITRUS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 17, 2013. Personal Representative /S/PAUL LODERBAUER 6381 E. SIOUXCanal Dr., Hernando, FL 34442 Attorney for the estate: /S/ROBERT S. CHRISTENSEN, ESQ., Fla. Bar No. 0075272 P.O.Box 415, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447, Telephone:352-382-7934 Fax: 352-382-7936, E-Mail: email@example.com Published in the Citrus County Chronicle, December 17 & 24, 2013. 570-1224TUCRN Hartman, Frances R. 2013-CP-714 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-714 IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANCES R. HARTMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frances R. Hartman, deceased, whose date of death was September 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 17, 2013. Personal Representative: /S/Thomas Ronald Hartman 741 Buttercup Drive, Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974 Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/Long H. Duong, FL Bar #: 11857, Attorney for Thomas Ronald Hartman LD Legal, LLC 11 N.W. 33rd Court, Gainesville, FL 32607, Phone:(352)371-2670, Fax:(866) 440-9154 Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE, December 17 & 24, 2013. 571-1224 TUCRN Anderson Jr, Grover Anthony 2013-CP-643 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013 CP 569 IN RE: ESTATE OF GROVER ANTHONY ANDERSON, JR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GROVER ANTHONY ANDERSON, JR, deceased, whose date of death was March 19, 2012, file number 2013 CP 569, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 110 N Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is Dec 17, 2013. Personal Representative: /S/ Jennifer Susan Anderson 114 Little Ridge Road, Berkeley Lake, Georgia 30096 Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/John S. Clardy III, Florida Bar No. 123129 Clardy Law Firm PA, PO Box 2410, Crystal River, FL 34423-2410 Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE December 17 & 24, 2013. 572-1224 TUCRN Butzer, Elaine M. 2013-CP-659 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.:2013-CP-659 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELAINE M. BUTZER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Elaine M. Butzer, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 17, 2013. Personal Representative: Rachael Mccreery 20531 Township Road 162, Coshocton, OH 43812 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kelly M. Albanese, Florida Bar No. 0084280 J. Chad Self, Florida Bar No. 89229 C. Todd Marks, Florida Bar No. 019124 Attorneys for Petitioner E-mail Addresses: Kelly@westchaselaw.com Westchase Law, P.A. 12029 Whitmarsh Lane, Tampa, FL 33626, Phone: (813) 490-5211, Fax: (813) 463-0187 Published two (2) times in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICE December 17 & 24, 2013. 574-1224 TUCRN Sexton, Billy 2013-CP-000437 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-000437 IN RE: ESTATE OF BILLY J. SEXTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BILLY J. SEXTON, deceased, whose date of death was May 27, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other cred itors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DA TE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 576-1231 TUCRN Estate of Mark J. Meyer 2013-CP-728 NTC-SA PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-728 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARK J. MEYER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Ancillary Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of MARK J. MEYER, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-728, by the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL34450; that the decedents date of death was March 23, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $4,334.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Melissa Michelle Meyer 125 Montauk Blvd, East Hampton, NY11937 ALLINTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH TN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYOTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 24, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ BRENDAMACPHERSON a/k/a BRENDAMARIE MACPHERSON 70 Springs Fireplace Rd. East Hampton, NY11937 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Marie T. Blume Attorney, Florida Bar Number: 0493181, P.O. Box 2763, Inverness, Florida 34451 Phone: (352) 726-7778 Fax (352)726-7798, firstname.lastname@example.org Published in the CITRUS COUNTYCHRONICLE, December 24th & 31st, 2013. 577-1231 TUCRN OSteen Shirley A. 13CP-656 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION File No.13-CP-656 IN RE:ESTATE OF SHIRLEYA. OSTEEN Deceased. NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS The administration of the estate of SHIRLEYA. OSTEEN, deceased, whose date of death was August 31, 2013;File Number 13CP-656 is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedenf s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER HIE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first pubhcation of this Notice is December 24th, 2013 Signed on December 16, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ SHANNON LEIGH BUTLER, 2810 Knights Station Road, Lakeland Florida 33810 Attorney for Personal Representative: R. Mark Fore,Florida Bar No. 106836, GRAYROBINSON, P.A. One Lake Morton Dr., PO Box 3 Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003, Telephone (863)284-2200 Email: email@example.com, Secondary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Published in the CITRUS COUNTYCHRONICLE, December 24th & 31st, 2013 578-1231 TUCRN Melaas, Donald K. 2013 CP -514 NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION File No.2013-CP-514 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD K. MELAAS a/k/a DONALD KEITH MELAAS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD K. MELAAS a/k/a DONALD KEITH MELAAS, deceased, whose date of death was September 28, 2013; is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedenf s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER HIE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 24th, 2013 Personal Representatives: BRUCE A. MELAAS 3901 Montecito Drive #2002, Denton, Texas 76210 LINDAL. CRON P.O.Box 495, Gordonsville, VA22942 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ CATHERINE F. ACKERMAN, Florida Bar Number: 698773 500 NE 8th Avenue, Ocala, FL34470, Telephone: (352) 629-8800, Fax: (352) 867-5111, E-Mail: email@example.com, Secondary E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Published in the CITRUS COUNTYCHRONICLE, December 24th & 31st 2013 The date of first publication of this notice is December 17, 2013. Personal Representative: STEVEN DOUGLAS SEXTON 12 Clevenger Court, Springboro, Ohio 45066 Attorney for Personal Representative: Sandra F. Diamond, FL BAR 275093 of Williamson, Diamond & Caton, P.A. 9075 Seminole Boulevard, Seminole, FL 33772, (727) 398-3600 Email: email@example.com SPN 194603 Published two (2) times in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE December 17 & 24, 2013. 000GT1O HONDA2008 TRX 400 mint cond, w/riding gear and title $2800. obo Dennis 352-267-3334 YAMAHA2009 YFZ 450, Race ready, call for details $4000 (352) 564-8165 BLUE OX Motorcycle carrier rated for 1000 lbs. $550. Call (231) 445-2186 HONDACBR 1000 RR V ery low miles garage kept, Adult Owner, $4500 (352) 257-8850 Triumph-750 Bonnieville. 10K orig doc mi. True classic. Like new cond. First $5800. 352-513-4257 CHEVY VAN G20Camper Spec, Stove, Refrig, Cold A/C, runs great. Low miles $2,800. 352-628-1646 CHEVY VENTURA2005 Van. Wired for handicap lift, has hand controls, 74K mi. good cond $6,000 (352) 637-6216 CHRYSLER2006, Town & Country Touring, $6,888. 352-341-0018 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 DODGE, Caravan SE, Loaded, 7 pass. 5DR., auto, great MPG CD, garaged, clean $3,450. (352) 212-9383 FORD1999, Expedition, Eddie Bauer Edition, leather $3,999 352-341-0018 HONDA2007, Element, Hard to find, cold A/C, runs great, Must See, Call (352) 628-4600 TOYOTA1999, Rav, -4 power windows, locks, automatic transmission $3,999. 352-341-0018 TOYOTA, 4 runner White, great cond. runs perfect $2000 obo 352-302-8265 CHEVY2003 Venture Van, 7 pass. and priced to sell. Call 352-628-4600 For appointment CHEVY96, Astro, runs good, no rust, 194k miles, Asking $1,000. 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