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Citrus County chronicle
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Inverness, Fla.
Inverness, Fla
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Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).

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Divers found dead in cave


Associated Press
ST PETERSBURG A fa-
ther and son who went diving on
Christmas Day with new dive
equipment were found dead in
an underwater cave at a Her-
nando County wildlife refuge.


The Hernando County Sher-
iff's Office said Thursday that
Holly King called authorities on
Christmas after her fiance, Dar-
rin Spivey, and his 15-year-old
son Dillon Sanchez didn't re-
turn home after a planned dive.
Sanchez had received new


diving equipment for Christ-
mas, and the pair wanted to try
it out, King told deputies.
The pair had told King that
they were going to dive the 300-
foot deep Eagle's Nest Sink
cave in the Chassahowitzka
Wildlife Management Area in
western Hernando County,
about an hour and a half north
of downtown Tampa.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission sign


near the pond entrance to the
cave reads: "Cave diving in this
area is extremely dangerous -
even life threatening!! Do not
dive unless you are a certified
cave diver!!"
According to the Sheriff's of-
fice, the 35-year-old Spivey was
a certified diver; however, he
was not a certified cave diver
Sanchez was not a certified
diver, authorities said.
King tried to reach her fiance


at about 3 p.m. and when she
couldn't, drove to the Eagle's
Nest Sink area. She discovered
his car there and called
deputies.
At 8:30 p.m., a certified un-
derwater recovery diver went
into the cave to look for the two
men.
The recovery diver found
Sanchez first, inside a cave at
See Page A2


Year in REVIEW


Much movement, little progress


at Citrus Memorial hospital


MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle file
Citrus Memorial remains a public hospital, though officials hope to have a transaction with Hospital Corporation of America in
place by mid-2014.

Status remains unclear even after boards agree to lease the facility


MIKE WRIGHT
Staff writer
Everyone thought this was the year
Finally the two sides would speak as
one.
Finally, financial issues would be
resolved.
Finally, the hospital's future would
be certain.


But as 2013 draws to a close, Citrus
Memorial hospital's status remains
unclear
While the two boards that have bat-
tled each other for control since 2009
reached closure on some issues, the
larger matters remain unresolved
heading into 2014.
True, both the Citrus County Hospi-
tal Board and Citrus Memorial Health


Foundation made the historic decision
in September to lease the facility to
Hospital Corporation of America. But
the details of the 50-year, $140 million
agreement, spelled out in a letter of in-
tent, are still on the drawing board and
haven't yet been finalized.
CCHB trustees, relying on a new
See Page A2


School


grades


lower


than


expected

ERYN WORTHINGTON
Staff writer
INVERNESS In 2013,
the Citrus County School
District was thrown a curve
ball in the form of
lower-than-expected district
grades.
For seven consecutive
years, Citrus
County held
an academi-
cally high- "
performing
school dis-
trict status.
However,
that was
until grades Sam
were re- Himmel
leased in superintendent
July of schools.
Eleven of Citrus County's
15 elementary and middle
schools dropped a letter
grade, according to a report
released by the state Depart-
ment of Education.
Forest Ridge Elementary
School and Central Ridge El-
ementary School were the
only schools to maintain
their A' grades from the pre-
vious year
See Page A7


NRC sets meeting to discuss nuke plant decommissioning


Duke Energy estimates $1.18B cost


PAT FAHERTY
Staff writer
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission will have a public
meeting Jan. 16 to discuss the
Crystal River nuclear plant de-
commissioning plan and accept


public comments.
Early this month, Duke En-
ergy submitted its Post-Shut-
down Decommissioning
Activities Report to the NRC for
the nuclear plant known as
CR3.
The report provides an


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overview of Duke's proposed
decommissioning activities,
schedule, costs for CR3, envi-
ronmental impacts and a man-
agement strategy for storing the
used nuclear fuel.
The estimated decommis-
sioning cost is $1.18 billion. The
company believes its existing
nuclear decommissioning trust
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growth coupled with funds
from the plant's nine minority
owners will be sufficient to
cover the decommissioning
cost.
Duke is responsible for about
98 percent of the costs. Analysis
of estimated decommissioning
cash flows indicates no addi-
tional charges will be required
from Florida customers to sup-


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plement the trust fund. How-
ever, an annual review will be
required.
The company expects to start
work outlined in the decommis-
sioning plan in 2014. The
process is expected to be com-
pleted in 2074. Duke has also
submitted the plan to the
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67 feet. Two more recovery
divers went to the cave
and found Spivey at 127
feet.
Officials said that the
divers' equipment will be
checked and deputies will
continue to investigate.
The cave is considered
an advanced and very
technical dive, according
to area diving enthusiasts,
and has been described in-
side as being like the
"Grand Canyon" or the
"Mount Everest" of cave
diving. Located deep in
the woods, it looks like a
small, unassuming pond
from Earth's surface, but
underneath is a network of
huge chambers.
One diving website,
aquaviews.net, named
Eagle's Nest Sink "one of
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state law, received an ap-
praisal of the hospital be-
fore deciding in March to
go ahead with soliciting
suitors to buy or lease Cit-
rus Memorial.
Trustees hired a trans-
action consultant, Josh
NemzoffofNew Hope, Pa.,
to handle the process. The
CCHB was to pay Nemzoff
$20,000 a month culminat-
ing in $775,000 when the
hospital board and foun-
dation had
a final
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with the
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HCA, Naples-based
Health Management Asso-
ciates, RegionalCare Hos-
pital Partners of
Brentwood, Tenn., and
Tampa General Hospital.
Because the CCHB owns
the hospital and leases it
to the foundation, both
boards had to approve the
same bidder and transac-
tion type. At first, they
weren't on the same page.
During a meeting where
bidders made presenta-
tions, trustees immedi-
ately eliminated Tampa
General because it pro-
posed a merger with no
cash on the table.
The foundation, mean-
while, favored Tampa
General because it, like
Citrus Memorial, is a pri-
vate not-for-profit hospital
that foundation directors
believed was a better fit
for Citrus County.
An antitrust attorney
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NUKE
Continued from Pag.Al

Florida Public Service
Commission.
The plant's used nu-
clear fuel will remain in
the existing onsite fuel
pool until a new, onsite
dry-cask storage facility
is built.
The NRC meeting will
be from 7 until 9 p.m.
Jan. 16 at the Crystal
River Nuclear Plant
Training Center, 8200 W.
Venable St., Crystal
River.
Comments may also be
submitted in writing.
Duke Energy has sched-
uled its own public open
house on the decommis-
sioning plan. It will be
from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9, at the
Plantation on Crystal


River's Magnolia Room,
9301 W Fort Island Trail in
Crystal River
Subject-matter experts
will be available to meet
with residents, hear con-
cerns and answer ques-
tions about CR3's
decommissioning. Light
refreshments will be
served.
Duke has also
launched a CR3 decom-
missioning website at
www. duke-energy.
com/CR3.
Contact Chronicle re-
porter Pat Faherty at 352-
564-2924 or pfaherty@
chronicleonline. corn.


CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


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Photo courtesty Bay News 9
Eagle's Nest Sink cave is accessed though a small pond
in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area in
western Hernando County


dives in the world."
"Only for highly expe-
rienced cave divers and
the technically sound,
the descent the Eagle's
nest is similar to that of a
chimney and hundreds of

Lerner, told members of
both boards that a transac-
tion with HMA could pose
anti-trust issues because
of its affiliation with Seven
Rivers Regional Medical
Center and its newest
transaction with Munroe
Regional Medical Center
in Ocala.
In July, HMA announced
a proposed merger with
Community Health Sys-
tems Inc., which would
then be the new owner of
Seven Rivers. Both Com-
munity Health and HMA
said it didn't impact HMA's
bid for Citrus Memorial;
HMA's
stockhold-
ers are to
vote on the
merger
Jan. 8.
S After a
second
presenta-
Bill Grant tion by
hospital board T a m p a
attorney. General,
hospital board members
voted on HCA. Foundation
members in late Septem-
ber agreed and both
boards were now unified
behind HCAs $140 million
offer
Next was sale or lease.
Foundation members sup-
ported a sale, saying the
public wanted to eliminate
both boards and a sale
would do that.
CCHB attorney Bill
Grant, however, said state
law required proceeds of a
sale to go to the county
commission, which would
use half on health-care
economic development
and the other half on com-
munity indigent care.
In a lease, he said, a
community-wide trust
could oversee the net
amount, estimated at $90
million.
Trustee Krista Joseph
suggested freezing the net
proceeds for a year to give
time to develop the trust


feet below it opens up
into a large cavern called
"the Main Ballroom," be-
yond which are longer
tunnels and crannies
that go even deeper," the
website said.

board and oversight plan.
Citrus County Commis-
sioner Joe Meek said the
county commission should
have a role in developing
the trust oversight as well.
Both the foundation and
hospital board agreed to
include the county in cre-
ating the charitable trust
Both boards had hoped
to have a letter of intent
signed with HCA by mid-
December That didn't
happen, as members of
both boards say they want
the 50-year lease to in-
clude promises by HCA
that Citrus Memorial will
remain an acute-care hos-
pital for the life of the
lease and that it will con-
tinue to offer obstetric
services somewhere in Cit-
rus County
Meanwhile, legal issues
continue to divide the two
boards, which combined
have spent more than $10
million in legal fees the
past four years.
Many offers went back
and forth throughout the
year to settle the legal
claims. Most recently, the
foundation rejected a
CCHB offer to settle two
lawsuits in return for
Chief Executive Officer
Ryan Beaty's resignation.
Both boards agree to
keep one lawsuit alive,
and it now rests with the
Florida Supreme Court,
which heard arguments in
November on the founda-
tion's lawsuit challenging a
2011 state law that gives
trustees oversight of the
hospital. A decision by the
Supreme Court is ex-
pected sometime this com-
ing year
And the hospital board
is also being sued in fed-
eral court by Nemzoff,
whom it fired in July over
a public records dispute.
Contact Chronicle re-
porter Mike Wright at 352-
563-3228 or mwright@
chronicleonline. corn.


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Whispering Pines makeover


MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle
Inverness Parks and Recreation worker Charlie White paints the main pool building at the Whispering Pines Park on Monday morning. Along with fresh paint and
other work, the park is receiving some upgrades, including the curbing around the landscaping, above.

Popular Inverness park gets needed upgrades, along with new sheriffs substation


NANCY KENNEDY
Staff writer

INVERNESS
rom its entrance on For-
est Drive to the pool
complex, Whispering
Pines Park is getting some
TLC.
Earlier this year, the city of
Inverness consolidated and
reorganized staff, moving
park personnel from the ad-
ministration building near
the park entrance to the pool
complex.
"That's now the main op-
erational hub for the park,"
said Inverness City Manager
Frank DiGiovanni. "That's
where all the activity will be
scheduled from. Mostly peo-
ple do everything by tele-
phone or email now, but if


people need to see office
staff, that's where they'll
be."
In addition, some park per-
sonnel were relocated to the
Inverness Government Cen-
ter and others to the Public
Works compound.
"Supporting activity at 'the
Pines' will come from multi-
ple sources and be more con-
venient to the public at
large," DiGiovanni said.
The pool complex recently
went through some major up-
grades, including an energy-
efficient cooling and heating
system for the showers and
the addition of a public meet-
ing room.
"This is really going to pull
together the pool/court area
for an enhancement phase,"
DiGiovanni said.


He said that the Inverness
Rotary Club has taken on
many improvement projects
around the park, from land-
scaping and up-lighting the
entrance to redoing the entry
sign and gates, as well as re-
doing the landscaping at the
pool complex.
"Inverness Rotary has re-
ally made Whispering Pines
a focal point for them as an
organization," he said.
Longtime Rotary member
Rocky Hensley said the In-
verness club has been in-
volved with Whispering
Pines Park from its beginning
in the 1960s.
"We've stayed involved,
doing what we can," Hensley
said.
One of the biggest changes
to the park for 2014 is the re-


Around the STATE


locating of the Citrus County
Sheriff's Office satellite sta-
tion from the Inverness Gov-
ernment Center to the former
park administration building,
which is currently going
through some remodeling to
get it ready
"The sheriff's office will
still have a presence in the
city, since they're mostly mo-
bile and constantly in their
vehicles and out in the com-
munity," DiGiovanni said.
"And they've got the main
sheriff's hub by Cooter Pond,
so they've got a lot of their
cars in and out.
"By them coming to Whis-
pering Pines, their presence
will greatly reduce the van-
dalism that goes on in this
park, plus it will get them
much closer to where hun-


dreds of people are Inver-
ness Villas, Whispering Pines
Villas, the condominium
complex. We've got hundreds
of residents living on Forest
Drive," he said.
DiGiovanni said that the
reorganization and consoli-
dation changes in city per-
sonnel and departments
have made city staff more
versatile.
"We're bringing efficien-
cies that people can see," he
said. "We've synergized the
work force so now the entire
city work force can be as-
signed anywhere, park or
downtown. I think it makes
us stronger"
Contact Chronicle reporter
Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-
2927 or nkennedy@chronicle
online, com.


Citrus County

New Year's Eve Ball
tickets on sale
Citrus County Parks and
Recreation will present its
third annual New Year's Eve
Ball.
Entertainment will feature
The Now and Then Band,
which performs dance songs
ranging from today's Top 40
hits to the '80s music, to the
disco of the '70s, rock 'n' roll
of the '60s, doo wop of the
'50s to swinging '40s music,
including country music
classics.
The band has entertained
audiences for 17 years and
won the Florida Variety Dance
Band of the Year award for
the past two years.
The ball will begin at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Cit-
rus Springs Community Cen-
ter, with appetizers, followed
by a sit-down dinner and a
dessert station.
Tickets must be purchased
in advance and are on sale
for $35 per person.
For more information, call
352-465-7007 or 352-527-
7540. Visit www.bocc.citrus.fl.
us/commserv/parksrec/bldgs/
citspgs/newyears eve ball
_2013.pdf.
Kwanzaa celebration
planned Saturday
The public is encouraged to
celebrate Kwanzaa from
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28,
at the Old Courthouse,
1 Courthouse Square, Inver-
ness. Admission is one non-
perishable food item.
For information, call Lillian


Special signing


Associated Press
Keith Ellefson, left, gets a hand from Richard Harvey Thursday while carrying a B-17
wing panel at Glenmoor Health Center in St. Augustine. Ellefson drove from Ozark, Ala.,
with the wing panel as part of the 384th Bomb Group Veterans Signing Project, to have
Walter Harvey, a co-pilot of the "Big Dog" B-17 in the 544th Squadron, sign it.


Smith at 352-637-3572 or
Carol Bowers at 352-270-
3866.
Park renamed in honor
of Alexander family
The Citrus County Com-
mission has agreed to re-
name Hernando Railroad
Way Park to Alexander Family
Park.
In presenting a proclama-
tion at their regular meeting
on Dec. 17 to the Alexander
family of Hernando, county of-
ficials noted that the Alexan-
ders have a long history in
Citrus County, with roots trac-
ing back to the late 1800s
with Joyce Bell Henderson
and her husband, Clyde
Alexander Sr., who migrated


from Douglas, Ga. Clyde
Alexander followed in the
footsteps of his father,
Thomas Alexander, who
worked in the phosphate min-
ing community of Citrus
County.
The Alexander family is the
largest black family living in
the Hernando area, according
to a press release from
county government.

Polk City

Plane made for Tampa
Bay flight anniversary
A reproduction of a sea
plane that once flew between
St. Petersburg and Tampa is
getting ready to take off.


New Year's Day marks the
100th anniversary of the
Benoist. The plane once fer-
ried one passenger at a time
across Tampa Bay.
Kermit Weeks of Fantasy of
Flight in Polk City decided to
build a reproduction of the
plane to celebrate the historic
flight. He plans to fly his air-
craft Jan. 1 from St. Peters-
burg to Tampa.

Pine Hills

Christmas shooting
leaves two dead
Deputies said two people
are dead following a Christ-
mas Day shooting at an apart-
ment complex near Orlando.


Orange County deputies
said a man showed up at an
apartment around 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, armed with a gun.
The man apparently knew a
woman who lived in the apart-
ment. Deputies say he
knocked and then fired some
rounds through the door. When
it wouldn't open, he went to the
window and fired another
round to break the glass.
Deputies said the man then
shot two men inside the apart-
ment. One man died and the
other was taken to the hospi-
tal in critical condition.
Orange County Sheriff's Lt.
Paul Hopkins said the man
then took his own life inside
the apartment.

Sunrise

Woman, grandchildren
hit by car; one dead
A South Florida woman and
her two young grandchildren
were hit by a car on Christ-
mas night.
Authorities said 61-year-old
Li Fang Dong died and the
children ages 1 and 2 -
were injured Wednesday
night as she pushed a stroller
across Pine Island Road in
Sunrise.
Police said the woman died
at a hospital and the two chil-
dren are in serious condition.

Gulf Breeze

Teen accused
of killing mom
A 17-year-old boy accused
in the Christmas Eve stabbing
and bludgeoning death of his


mother will be charged as an
adult, prosecutors said
Thursday.
State Attorney Bill Eddins
told The Associated Press he
would file a second-degree
murder charge on Thursday
against William Brandon Ay-
delott. He said he would also
request that the charge
against the Gulf Breeze High
School senior and baseball
standout be upgraded to
first-degree premeditated
murder by a grand jury in the
coming weeks.
Aydelott could face life in
prison if convicted of first-
degree murder.
Eddins said the 17-year-old
boy, who turns 18 on Feb. 22,
would be moved out of juve-
nile custody immediately and
placed in a segregated sec-
tion of an adult jail.
"Because of the overall na-
ture of the crime, it is our con-
clusion the circumstances
were such that we should
seek first-degree murder
charges," Eddins said.
Under Florida law, prosecu-
tors cannot seek the death
penalty because Aydelott is
not 18.
The Santa Rosa County
Sheriff's Office said Tuesday
that Aydelott confessed to at-
tacking his mother with
kitchen knives and a baseball
bat after the two had an
argument.
Sharon Aydelott, a longtime
middle school science
teacher, died at the scene.
The sheriff's office said the
teen was found hours later at
a nearby home, where he
surrendered.
From staff and wire reports




A4 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013


Today's
HOROSCOPES
Birthday Work gradually toward
your goals in the year ahead. Focus on
the details and quality that will set you
apart from the competition. Let profes-
sional relationships evolve organically,
and you will pick up useful information.
Avoid making personal changes for the
near future.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Don't
slack where your personal and domes-
tic responsibilities are concerned. Lend
a hand to the young or elderly Remain
near to home and avoid risky activities.
Protect your assets and your privacy
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Honor-
ing a promise you made will affect how
you begin the New Year. To achieve
your greatest dreams, you will need to
make drastic changes. Listen carefully
to advice given to you by close friends
or family. Love will prevail.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Move
forward with caution. The way others
treat you will be a direct result of what
you say. Don't expect sympathy Emo-
tions will escalate, leaving you in an
awkward situation. Honesty is required.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Seek
practical advice from someone with ex-
perience. You must make changes, but
first you must come to understand what
is best for you. Don't procrastinate.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Make ex-
citing plans if you don't want to be left
behind. Suggest traveling or doing
something new.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) With a
little hard work, you can implement
your ideas.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Don't cave
under pressure. Avoid being cornered.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Shopping or
traveling will provide you with the most
fun today. Love is highlighted.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Charita-
ble work or being active in your com-
munity will lead to a new service or
outlet for your talents.
Libra (Sept 23-Oct. 23) Take initiative
and enjoy the limelight. Make an auda-
cious move and prepare to be noticed.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Try out a
hobby or art form that is new to you,
and you'll discover an exciting way to
incorporate it into your work and per-
sonal lives.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) In-
vite friends to your home for some
much-needed social time. Entertaining
will increase your popularity and give
you a chance to show off in front of a
person of interest.


ENTERTAINMENT


Mentally ill and their
backers fill orchestra
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Ronald Braunstein's career as
a musical conductor got off to a
brilliant start. He attended The
Juilliard School, performed as a
guest with top orchestras includ-
ing the San Francisco Sym-
phony and Berlin Philharmonic,
and won the prestigious Herbert
von Karajan conducting competi-
tion in 1979.
But bipolar disorder slowed
what might have been an explo-
sive career, including three five-
year periods when, he said, he
had trouble merely getting out of
bed.
He met his wife, French horn
player Caroline Whiddon, when
she was working as manager of
the Vermont Youth Orchestra and
Braunstein was hired as its music
director. She had struggled with
anxiety and depression.
Braunstein's bipolar disorder
was a factor in his firing from the
youth orchestra in 2011, they
said. They responded by forming
the Me2/orchestra Me2, or
"me, too," as in the shared strug-
gles of its musicians.
It's billed as "the world's only
classical music organization for
individuals with mental illness
and the people who support
them," a claim Whiddon said is
based on her scouring of the In-
ternet. "I can't find anyone online
doing anything close to what
we're doing," she said.
They're hoping a performance
as part of First Night Burlington,
an annual New Year's Eve arts
festival in Vermont's largest city,
will bring some attention to the
2-year-old ensemble.
Shepherd returns to
his musical roots
SHREVEPORT, La. Kenny
Wayne Shepherd said there's a


Associated Press
Ronald Braunstein runs the Me2/orchestra, billed as "the
world's only classical music organization for individuals with
mental illness and the people who support them."


double meaning to his next
album's tentative title, "Going
Home."
It's the first studio album he's
recorded in his hometown and
it's a return to his musical roots,
Shepherd told The Times
"The album is me revisiting
my musical roots, the songs that
inspired me and influenced me
when I was a little kid here sitting
in my dad's living room listening
to all these blues players, teach-
ing myself how to play guitar,"
Shepherd said.
He said he spent his youth on
an adventure seeing the world.
Now he's bought a house in the
Shreveport area and wants to
spend more time with family, es-
pecially for the holidays.
He recorded more than 20
tracks over seven days in Au-
gust 2012 at Shreveport's Blade
Studios. Up to 13 of those songs
will make it to the album.
Guest musicians include
Ringo Starr on "Cut You Loose,"
previously performed by Buddy
Guy and Junior Wells. The Fab-
ulous Thunderbirds lead vocalist
Kim Wilson joins on Muddy
Water's tune "I Love the Life I


Live (I Live the Life I Love)."
Robert Randolph, the pedal
steel guitarist and frontman of
Robert Randolph and the Family
Band, contributes to the Muddy
Waters cover "Still a Fool." Keb'
Mo' performs on Albert King's
"Born Under a Bad Sign."
Family disputes
claims in Norman
Rockwell book
BOSTON Relatives of the
late Norman Rockwell claim a
new biography of the famed
American illustrator contains nu-
merous inaccuracies and poses
"phantom theories" about his
sexual tendencies.
"American Mirror: The Life
and Art of Norman Rockwell," by
Deborah Solomon, was pub-
lished in November.
In a statement released by the
Norman Rockwell Family
Agency, relatives said they found
at least 96 factual errors in the
book.
Messages left for Solomon
through her publisher were not
immediately returned.
-From wire reports


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Today in
HISTORY

Today is Friday, Dec. 27, the
361 st day of 2013. There are four
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 27,1927, the musical
play "Show Boat," with music by
Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar
Hammerstein II, opened at the
Ziegfeld Theater in New York.
On this date:
In 1831, naturalist Charles Dar-
win set out on a round-the-world
voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.
In 1932, New York City's Radio
City Music Hall opened to the public
in midtown Manhattan.
In 1945, 28 nations signed an
agreement creating the World
Bank.
In 1947, the original version of
the puppet character Howdy Doody
made its TV debut on NBC's "Pup-
pet Playhouse."
In 1968, Apollo 8 and its three
astronauts made a safe, nighttime
splashdown in the Pacific.
In 1985, American naturalist Dian
Fossey, 53, who had studied goril-
las in the wild in Rwanda, was
found hacked to death.
In 2007, opposition leader Be-
nazir Bhutto was assassinated dur-
ing a suicide bomb attack in
Pakistan following a campaign rally.
Ten years ago: Coordinated
rebel assaults in Karbala, Iraq,
killed 13 people, including six coali-
tion soldiers.
Five years ago: Alaska Gov.
Sarah Palin's 18-year-old daughter
Bristol gave birth to a son, Tripp
Easton Mitchell Johnston.
One year ago: Retired Army
general Norman Schwarzkopf, 78,
died in Tampa, Fla.
Today's Birthdays: Actor John
Amos is 74. ABC News correspon-
dent Cokie Roberts is 70. Rock mu-
sician Mick Jones (Foreigner) is 69.
Singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff is
62. Actress Tovah Feldshuh is 61.
Actress Maryam D'Abo is 53.
Thought for Today: "Everybody
gets so much information all day
long that they lose their common
sense." Gertrude Stein, Ameri-
can author (1874-1946).


YESTERDAY'S WEATHER


City


H L Fcast City


Daytona Bch. 71
Fort Lauderdale 81
Fort Myers 82
Gainesville 63
Homestead 81
Jacksonville 60
Key West 80
Lakeland 75
Melbourne 77


H L F'cast


Miami
Ocala
Orlando
Pensacola
Sarasota
Tallahassee
Tampa
Verp Beach
W. Palm Bch.


MARINE OUTLOOK


171/53 o.I0"l 74/55 .o_ r
THREE DAY OUTLOOK at by,
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I w- .- ,' Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of
-r- showers.

10M.M SATURDAY & SUNDAY MORNING
S High: 78 Low:65'
l T,, Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of
...l':- N '. showers Becoming humid and breezy
F I1 SUNDAY & MONDAY MORNING
High: 74 Low: 58
0 "-'-Ww ~600o chance of early morning rain and
*x. . tnundersiorms. Then clearing, windy,and
cooler ALMANAC

TEMPERATURE* DEW POINT
Thursday 79/58 Thursday at 3 p.m. 55.9
Record /19
Normal 70/52 HUMIDITY
Mean temp. 63 Thursday at 3 p.m. 90%
Departure from mean 1 POLLEN COUNT**
PRECIPITATION*
Thursday 000" Today's active pollen:
Total for the month 0.25" Juniper, composites
Total for the year 51.92" Today's count: 5.0/12
Normal for the year 45 95" S c .
'As a 7 pom at Iwrwss Saturday's count: 8.0
UV INDEX: 2 Sunday's count: 6.9
0-2minimal,3-41ow,5-6moderate, AIR QUALITY
7-9 high, 10+ very high
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Thursday observed: 59
30.19 Pollulant: Particulate matter
SOLUNAR TABLES ,,,.9"
DATE DAY MINOR MAJOR MINOR MAJOR
(MORNING) iAFTERNOONi
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BURN CONDITIONS
Today's Fire Danger Rating is: LOW. There is no bum ban.
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follows:
EVEN addresses may water on Thusday andCo Sutday,
ODD addresses may water on Wednesday andor Saturday.
iand wareing with a nuij-on nozzle or mir.ro imgoiabon of nCongrais areas mjcti
as vegetable gardens, Ilowers and shnirubs, can be done on any day and at any
lime.
Cruus Counly ULiUes' customers shotukl CALL BEFORE YOU INSTALL new
plant mraterail 352-527-7669 Some ncv partings may qualtv for aod'hcnaj
walenng allowances.
To report violations, please call: Cily of Inverness 0 352-726-2321, City of Crystal
River S 362-79-4216 eri 313 unincorp-raled CTrus County @ 352-527-7669.

TIDES
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Today: Nortneast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Tonight:
Nortnheasl winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.


Gulf water
temperature


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Boise
Boston
Buffalo
Burlington, VT
Charleston, S.C
Charleslon, W.V.
Charlotte
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbla. SC
Columbus. OH
Concord. NH
Dallas
Denver
Des Moines
Detront
S Paso
Evansville, IN
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Hartford
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Indianapolis
Las Vegas
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27 16 A11 28
51 40 .08 56
43 30 47
53 29 52
32 14 .06 36
41 30 42
33 29 .04 36
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39 32 39
23 8 .09 34
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28 S New York Ciy 36 30 39 32 pc
26 s Norotk 47 27 48 30 s
37 pc Okahoma City 55 22 55 32 s
26 s Omaha 48 19 50 28 pc
43 pc Palm Springs 79 52 73 49 s
27 s Philadelphia 42 24 42 29 s
11 pc Phoenix 71 49 71 43 s
37 pc Pittsburgn 36 27 .08 37 24 pc
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29 pc Portland, OR 43 33 46 36 pc
30 sn Providence.RI 36 21 .04 38 30 pc
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38 pc RapidCity 47 16 56 9 pc
26 s Reno 47 20 52 24 pc
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25 pc Sacramento 66 31 62 34 f
29 s Sall Lake CIty 32 14 33 17 1
29 pc SanAntonto 54 47 59 46 r
30 pc San Diego 76 49 72 54 s
28 pc San Francisco 62 43 58 48 pc
16 Pc Savamnnah 50 44 58 41 pc
38 pc Seattle 42 37 46 37 r
25 s Spokanm 35 21 35 24 pc
26 pc Sl. Louis 52 25 49 34 pc
27 pc SL Sle. Mane 23 1 26 22 fl
29 s Syracuse 33 22 12 33 24 pc
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25 s Washington 45 27 49 30 s
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31 Berlin 46/41f Paris 4839/pc


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A6 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013


How is a heart like a hand?



Come July, in how they're regulated


Associated Press

WASHINGTON Sure
your liver or kidney could
save someone's life. But
would you donate your
hands, or your face? Sign-
ing up to become an organ
donor may get more com-
plicated than just check-
ing a box on your driver's
license.
The government is
preparing to regulate the
new field of hand and face
transplants like it does
standard organ trans-
plants, giving more Amer-
icans who are disabled or
disfigured by injury, ill-
ness or combat a chance
at this radical kind of re-
construction.
Among the first chal-
lenges is deciding how
people should consent to
donate these very visible
body parts that could im-
prove someone's quality of
life without deterring
them from traditional do-
nation of hearts, lungs and
other internal organs
needed to save lives.
"Joe Blow is not going to
know that now an organ is
defined as also including
a hand or a face," said Dr
Suzanne McDiarmid, who
chairs the committee of
the United Network for
Organ Sharing, or UNOS,
that will develop the new
policies over the next few
months.
Making that clear to po-
tential donors and their
families is critical "oth-
erwise we could undermine
public trust," said McDi-
armid, a transplant spe-
cialist at the University of
California, Los Angeles.
"The consent process for
the life-saving organs should
not, must not, be derailed


Associated Press
Double hand transplant recipient Lindsay Aronson Ess works on her writing Dec. 20
during a physical therapy session in Richmond, Va. Sure, your liver or kidney could
save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to be-
come an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking off a box on your
driver's license.


by a consent process for a
different kind of organ,
that the public might think
of as being very different
from donating a kidney or a
heart or a liver," she added.
These so-called "recon-
structive transplants" are
experimental, and rare.
The best estimates are
that 27 hand transplants
have been performed in
the U.S. since 1999, and
about seven partial or full
face transplants since
2008, said Dr Vijay
Gorantla, medical direc-
tor of the University of
Pittsburgh reconstructive
transplant program.
But they're gradually in-
creasing as more U.S. hos-
pitals offer the complex
surgeries, the Defense De-
partment funds research
into the approach for
wounded veterans and


as transplant recipients go
public to say how the sur-
geries have improved
their lives.
"These hands are
blessed hands to me," said
Lindsay Aronson Ess, 30,
of Richmond, Va., who re-
ceived a double hand
transplant in 2011. She
had lost her hands and
feet to a life-threatening
infection in 2007.
Until now, deciding who
qualifies for a hand or face
transplant, and how to find
a match and approach a
potential donor's family
all have been done on an
informal, case-by-case basis.
There has been no way
to tell which hospitals'
techniques work best and
how patients ultimately
fare. There have been re-
ports of two deaths related
to face transplants in


other countries, and some
transplanted hands have
had to be amputated. Pa-
tients must take lifelong
anti-rejection medica-
tions that put them at risk
of infections, cancer and
other side effects.
In July, government reg-
ulations go into effect
making hand and face
transplants subject to the
same strict oversight by
UNOS, which manages the
U.S. transplant program, as
heart or kidney transplants.
They're part of a new def-
inition of "organ" that also
includes other body parts
that doctors one day might
transplant from feet to
voice boxes, maybe even
the uterus. Unlike corneas,
heart valves and other
simpler tissues that are
regulated by the Food and
DrugAdministration, these


are all complex mixes of
blood vessels, nerves,
muscles and other tissues.
The rules mean poten-
tial recipients will be
added to the UNOS net-
work, for matching of do-
nated hands and face
tissue that are the right
tissue type and compati-
ble for skin color, size,
gender and age. Trans-
plants and their outcomes
will be tracked.
Before then, the UNOS
committee will have to de-
cide such things as who's
first on the waiting list,
and what special expertise
a transplant center needs.
Then there's the con-
sent challenge. Some spe-
cialists say people should
receive a list of body parts
when they first sign an
organ donor card to
specify exactly what they
do and don't want donated
at death.
"Ethically it is the right
thing to do so the potential
donor has a choice," said
Pittsburgh's Gorantla, who
is closely watching how
UNOS will tackle this
issue.
But UNOS committee
bioethicist Robert Veatch
of Georgetown University
said until now, next-of-kin
have decided on donating
a loved one's face or
hands, because previously
registered organ donors
probably had no idea that
was an option. That's even
though some state laws
preclude family from
overriding a relative's pre-
death decision to donate
organs or tissues.
"Some people who
would be willing to con-
sent to a kidney might get
a little squeamish about a
face," he said.


Associated Press

NEW YORK- Some
lucky fliers capitalized on
a computer glitch Thurs-
day and scored some re-
ally cheap flights on Delta
Air Lines.
From about 10 a.m. to
noon, certain Delta fares
on the airline's own web-
site and other airfare
booking sites were show-
ing up incorrectly, offer-
ing some savvy bargain
hunters incredible deals.
A roundtrip flight be-
tween Cincinnati and
Minneapolis for February
was being sold for just
$25.05 and a roundtrip be-
tween Cincinnati and Salt
Lake City for $48.41. The
correct price for both of
those fares is more than
$400.
Trebor Banstetter, a
spokesman for the At-
lanta-based airline, said
the problem has been
fixed but "Delta will
honor any fares pur-
chased at the incorrect
price."
Jackie Fanelli, 27,
learned about the super
cheap fares from a
friend's Facebook page.
She attempted to pur-
chase a $98 roundtrip
first-class ticket from her
home city of Baltimore to
Honolulu on Priceline.com
but the transaction didn't
process before the deal
was shut down.
"It was too good to be
true," Fanelli said. "I try


to go away every other
year and this was not the
year"
Delta's website was hav-
ing lingering problems
from the increased traffic
Thursday afternoon.
"It looks like Delta's
programmers had a little
too much eggnog yester-
day," joked George Ho-
bica, founder of Airfare
WatchDog.com, which
promotes airfare sales.
It's likely that the air-
line tried to tweak its
fares with a $10 or $20 sys-
tem-wide change and a
junior programmer made
a mistake or two, he said.
"People just go wild.
People have been brag-
ging about booking six
first-class tickets to
Hawaii," Hobica said.
"People hate the airlines
so much that when this
happens, they say: I'm
going to get back at you for
the time you broke my
suitcase and didn't pay for
it."
Other airlines have
faced the same issue. In
September United Air-
lines experienced an
error in filing fares to its
computer system. Many
customers got tickets for
$5 or $10, paying only the
cost of the Sept. 11 secu-
rity fee.
New Department of
Transportation regula-
tions, aimed at truth in ad-
vertising, require airlines
to honor any mistake fares
offered.


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FORT MILL, S.C. Ed Currie holds
one of his world-record Carolina
Reaper peppers by the stem, which
looks like the tail of a scorpion.
On the other end is the bumpy, oily,
fire-engine red fruit with a punch of
heat nearly as potent as most pepper
sprays used by police. It's hot enough to
leave even the most seasoned spicy
food aficionado crimson-faced, flushed
with sweat, trying not to lose his lunch.
Last month, The Guinness Book of
World Records decided Currie's peppers
as the hottest on Earth, ending a more
than four-year drive to prove no one grows
a more scorching chili. The heat of Cur-
rie's peppers was certified by students
at Winthrop University who test food as
part of their undergraduate classes.
But whether Currie's peppers are
truly the world's hottest is a question that
one scientist said can never be known.
The heat of a pepper depends not just on
the plant's genetics, but also where it is
grown, said Paul Bosland, director of the
Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico
State University And the heat of a pepper
is more about machismo than seasoning.
"You have to think of chili heat like
salt. A little bit improves the flavor, but
a lot ruins it," Bosland said.
Some ask Currie if the record should be
given to the single hottest pepper tested
instead of the mean taken over a whole
batch. After all, Usain Bolt isn't consid-
ered the world's fastest man because of
his average time over several races.
But Currie shakes off those questions.
"What's the sense in calling some-
thing a record if it can't be replicated?


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Ed Currie holds three Carolina Reaper
peppers on Dec. 12 in Fort Mill, S.C.
Last month, The Guinness Book of World
Records decided Currie's peppers were
the hottest on Earth.
People want to be able to say they ate
the world's hottest pepper," Currie said.
The record is for the hottest batch of
Currie's peppers that was tested, code
name HP22B for "Higher Power, Pot
No. 22, Plant B." Currie said he has
peppers from other pots and other
plants that have comparable heat.
The science of hot peppers centers
around chemical compounds called
capsaicinoids. The higher concentration,
the hotter the pepper, said Cliff Cal-
loway, the Winthrop University professor
whose students tested Currie's peppers.
The heat of a pepper is measured in
Scoville Heat Units. Zero is bland, and a
regular jalapeno pepper registers around
5,000 on the Scoville scale. Currie's world
record batch of Carolina Reapers comes
in at 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, with
an individual pepper measured at 2.2
million. Pepper spray weighs in at
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Obituaries

Laurel
Finch, 61
HERNANDO
Laurel L. Finch, 61, of
Hernando, Fla., passed
away Dec. 26,2013. Private
cremation will take place
under the direction of
Brown Funeral Home &
Crematory in Lecanto, Fla.

Donald
Kouba, 82
HERNANDO
Mr. Donald Richard
Kouba, age 82, of Her-
nando, Fla., died Tuesday,
Dec. 24, 2013, in Her-
nando. Arrangements are
under the direction of the
Inverness Chapel of
Hooper Funeral Home &
Crematory

Samuel
Steen, 69
OCALA
Samuel Donald Steen,
69, of Ocala, Fla., passed
away Dec. 21, 2013. Local
arrangements are under
the direction of Brown Fu-
neral Home & Crematory
in Lecanto, Fla., with serv-
ices taking place at a later
date in Erie, Pa.

Grace
Tindale, 93
A Family Service of Cel-
ebration for Grace Puckett
Tindale, age 93, will be
held 10:00 am, December
27, 2013 at the Inverness
Chapel of Hooper Funeral
Homes with Rev Bob Tin-
dale officiating. Intern-
ment will follow at Florida
National Cemetery, Bush-
nell, where she will be
buried with her husband
of 68 years, Glenn C. Tin-
dale. The family will re-
ceive friends from 9:00 am
until the time of service at
the chapel. Grace died on
December 25, 2013 in In-
verness. She was born in
Eastman, GA., February 9,
1920. Grace was a commit-
ted Christ follower who
was a member of the
United Methodist Church
in whatever city she lived.
She was a very active part
of Seminole Heights
United Methodist Church
in Tampa for most of her
adult life and most re-
cently a member of Kil-
learn United Methodist
Church in Tallahassee,
where her son is a pastor,
as well as, the First United
Methodist Church of In-
verness. She served in
many volunteer roles in
the church, at the Tampa
United Methodist Centers
and Meals on Wheels of
Hillsborough County,
which she helped start and
served as president. She
was also a member of PEO,
Chapter HC. Friends, who
wish, may send memorial
donations to a church or
charity of their choosing.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Glenn,
her daughter, Christine
Freeze and grandson,
Brian Tindale. She is sur-
vived by her daughter,
Midge Tindale, son, Bob
Tindale (Kathryn), son-in-
law, David W. Freeze, 5
grandchildren and 7 great
grandchildren.

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GARDINER, Maine -
By Thursday, Bob and Kat-
rina Johnson had grown
weary of lugging around a
portable generator to pre-
vent a freezer-load of
moose meat from spoiling
and to keep Katrina's
mother's home warm.
The Maine couple spent
Christmas Eve at a family
member's home without
electricity Christmas morn-
ing found them at their own
home without power And
to complete their holiday,
they traveled to a third
darkened home to ex-
change gifts that afternoon.
"You have to go with the
flow and adapt, and do the
best you can," Katrina
Johnson said Thursday be-


fore their power was finally
restored. "You learn how to
deal with it Do you like it?
No, but you deal with it"
Utility officials said it
could be days longer be-
fore power is restored to
everyone after a weekend
ice storm that turned out
the lights from Michigan to
Maine and into Canada.
In Michigan, where
about half a million homes
and businesses lost power
at the storm's peak, utili-
ties reported that 103,000
customers remained with-
out power Thursday
evening and said it could
be Saturday before all
electricity is restored.
In Maine, more snow
added to the misery for
utility crews working long
hours in eastern Maine and


Karen Gibbs walks Thursday through a labyrinth of icy
broken trees and downed power lines to her home on
Maplehurst Drive in Belgrade, Maine.


parts of the state's interior
Most utility customers in
Maine were expected to
have their lights on by
week's end, but there were
some pockets where dam-
age was so severe it could
take until Wednesday


Maine reported more
than 21,000 customers
were still in the dark,
down from a high of more
than 106,000. There were
more than 101,000 without
power in three Canadian
provinces Quebec, On-


tario and New Brunswick
- including 54,000 in the
city of Toronto.
A state ferry was com-
mandeered to transport
utility crews to restore
power to the 600 or so res-
idents on the island of
Islesboro, where actor
John Travolta has a home.
In Kennebec County,
where the state capital of
Augusta is located, glisten-
ing trees sagged under the
weight of ice. Many tree
limbs had snapped, litter-
ing yards.
In Gardiner, workers in
four bucket trucks from
Massachusetts' N-Star util-
ity company worked pa-
tiently to get a power line
lifted back into place as
snow fell. Paul Graham, the
crew supervisor from


Waltham, Mass., and a vet-
eran of the devastating ice
storm of 1998, said it
could've been worse, even
as his team worked its third
consecutive 18-hour shift
"Honestly you got lucky,"
he said. "If it was a little
more ice, poles would have
been broken. Things would
be on the ground. That's my
take. If there was another
quarter of an inch or a half-
inch of ice, people would've
been out for a long, long,
long time.
"But I'm sure no one is
thinking they're lucky,
right?"
Authorities blame last
weekend's storm for 27
deaths; 17 in the U.S. and 10
in Canada, including five
who apparently died from
carbon monoxide poisoning.


For the RECORD


DUI arrests
Andrea Back, 29, of
South Pine Meadow Avenue,
Homosassa, at 5:02 p.m.
Dec. 24 on a misdemeanor
charge of driving under the in-
fluence. According to her arrest
affidavit, Back was asked to
perform field sobriety tests and
did poorly. Tests of her breath
showed her blood alcohol con-
centration was 0.201 percent
and 0.186 percent. The legal
limit is 0.08 percent. Bond
$500.
Jack Soderberg, 45, of
West Rennet Court, Lecanto,
at 10:06 p.m. Dec. 24 on a mis-
demeanor charge of driving
under the influence. According
to his arrest affidavit, Soder-
berg was involved in a traffic
accident. He was asked to per-
form field sobriety tests and did
poorly. He refused to submit to
tests of his blood alcohol level.
Bond $500.
Janis Cobo, 38, of East
Mobile Street, Inverness, at
3:08 a.m. Dec. 25 on misde-
meanor charges of driving
under the influence, and DUI
with damage to property. Ac-
cording to her arrest affidavit,
Cobo crashed her vehicle onto
a tree line. She was asked to
perform field sobriety tests and
did poorly. Cobo refused to
submit to tests of her blood al-
cohol level. Bond $1,000.
Domestic
battery arrests
Tracy Druyepis, 37 of In-
verness, at 5:26 p.m. Dec. 23
on a misdemeanor charge of
domestic battery. No bond.


Marshall Vaughan, 40 of
Homosassa, at 10:12 p.m.
Dec. 23 on a misdemeanor
charge of domestic battery. No
bond.
William Clark, 42 of Ho-
mosassa, at 10:21 p.m. Dec.
23 on a misdemeanor charge
of domestic battery. No bond.
Sara Snyder, 26 of Bev-
erly Hills, at 3:26 p.m. Dec. 24
on a misdemeanor charge of
domestic battery. No bond.
Benjamin Freier, 24 of In-
verness, at 1:32 a.m. Dec. 26
on misdemeanor charges of
domestic battery, and battery.
No bond.
Other arrests
Louis Logue, 23, of East
Woodduck Lane, Hemrnando, at
3:13 p.m. Dec. 23 on misde-
meanor charges of possession
of cannabis, and drug para-
phernalia. According to his ar-
rest affidavit, Logue was
stopped for not wearing a seat
belt. He was also ticketed for
an expired driver's license. A
small glass pipe and four mari-
juana cigarettes were found in
his possession. Bond $1,000.
Karen Ingalls, 45, of Cat-
tail Lane, Yankeetown, at 8:30
p.m. Dec. 23 on a felony
charge of retail grand theft. Ac-
cording to her arrest affidavit,
Ingalls is accused of shoplifting
various items, valued at
$2,644, from the Dunnellon
Walmart. Bond $2,000.
Everett Dicks III, 42, of
West Mink Lane, Homosassa,
at 9:40 p.m. Dec. 23 on felony
charges of possession of a
controlled substance, and


felony retail petit theft, along
with a misdemeanor charge of
drug paraphernalia. According
to his arrest affidavit, Dicks is
accused of shoplifting two
shirts and a pair of Nike san-
dals from a Bealls store. At the
time of his arrest he was in pos-
session of cocaine and two sy-
ringes. Bond $7,500.
William Buchanan, 24, of
East Tangelo Lane, Inverness,
at 11:20 p.m. Dec. 23 on a
felony charge of driving with a
suspended or revoked license
as a habitual offender. Accord-
ing to his arrest affidavit,
Buchanan was stopped for no
tag light. Records indicate his li-
cense had been revoked on
Aug. 22, 2012, for habitual traf-
fic offenses. Bond $2,000.
Joseph Tenamore, 51, of
Old Dade City Road, Lakeland,
at 10:10 p.m. Dec. 23on an ac-
tive warrant for felony grand
theft and misdemeanor con-
tract without certification or li-
cense. According to his arrest
affidavit, Tenamore was trans-
ported to the Citrus County De-
tention Facility from the Polk
County Jail. Bond $2,500.
Kimberly Sousley, 32 of
South Palace Path, Ho-
mosassa, at 11:12 p.m. Dec.
23 on felony charges of traffick-
ing in stolen property, grand
theft and false verification of
ownership. According to her ar-
rest affidavit, Sousley is ac-
cused of stealing three firearms
from a single victim then pawn-
ing them. She was released on
her own recognizance.
Brandon Lolly, 29 of


West Avocado Street, Crystal
River, at 1:13 p.m. Dec. 24 on a
misdemeanor charge of retail
petit theft. According to his ar-
rest affidavit, Lolly is accused of
shoplifting a toy from the Crys-
tal River Kmart. Bond $250.
Tara Murawski, 28 of
West Avocado Street, Crystal
River, at 1:13 p.m. Dec. 24 on a
misdemeanor charge of retail
petit theft. According to her ar-
rest affidavit, Murawski is ac-
cused of shoplifting children's
clothing from the Crystal River
Kmart. Bond $250.
Jillyn Clements, 33 of
West Orchard Street, Crystal
River, at 8:09 p.m. Dec. 24 on a
felony charge of retail grand
theft. According to her arrest af-
fidavit, Clements is accused of
shoplifting a necklace, valued
at $2,149.99, from the Crystal
River Kmart. Bond $2,000.
Citrus County
Sheriff's Office
Burglaries
A vehicle burglary was re-
ported at 8:57 a.m. Monday,
Dec. 23, in the 80 block of
S. Lincoln Ave., Beverly Hills.
A residential burglary was
reported at 9:57 a.m. Dec. 23
in the 5500 block of S. Utopia
Terrace, Inverness.
A vehicle burglary was re-
ported at 2:52 p.m. Dec. 23 off
Van Ness Road, Hemrnando.
A residential burglary was
reported at 1:04 a.m. Dec. 24
in the 3800 block of S. Sonny
Terrace, Homosassa.
A vehicle burglary was re-
ported at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday,


Dec. 24, in the 1500 block of
Druid Road, Inverness.
A residential burglary was
reported at 7:32 a.m. Dec. 24
in the 10600 block of W. Halls
River Road, Homosassa.
A vehicle burglary was re-
ported at 8:07 a.m. Dec. 24 in
the 500 block of W. Highland
Blvd., Inverness.
A vehicle burglary was re-
ported at 10:18 a.m. Dec. 24 in
the 1700 block of Dickinson St.,
Inverness.
A residential burglary was
reported at 8:09 p.m. Wednes-
day, Dec. 25, in the 10000
Block of E. Douglas Court,
Inverness.
A commercial burglary
was reported at 9:09 p.m. Dec.
25 in the 3700 block of N.
Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills.
Thefts
An auto theft was reported
at 2:02 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23,
in the 300 block of S. Elmhurst
Point, Lecanto.
SA grand theft was reported
at 10:11 a.m. Dec. 23 in the
100 block of N. West Ave.,
Inverness.
A petit theft was reported
at 11:05 a.m. Dec. 23 in the
1300 block of Longboat Point,
Inverness.
E A grand theft was reported
at 12:25 p.m. Dec. 23 in the
8600 block of W. Miss Maggie
Drive, Homosassa.
A petit theft was reported
at 1:49 p.m. Dec. 23 in the
2800 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake
Highway, Inverness.
A petit theft was reported


at 2:18 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 900
block of N. Avalon Way,
Lecanto.
A petit theft was reported
at 6:50 p.m. Dec. 23 in the
2400 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake
Highway, Inverness.
E Agrand theft was reported
at 9:06 p.m. Dec. 23 in the
2800 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake
Highway, Inverness.
A petit theft was reported
at 9:34 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 60
block of S. Lee St., Beverly
Hills.
E A grand theft was reported
at 9:58 p.m. Dec. 23 in the
5500 block of S. Palace Path,
Homosassa.
A grand theft was reported
at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24,
in the 3200 block of N. Bonnie
Point, Hemrnando.
A petit theft was reported
at 12:48 p.m. Dec. 24 in the
1800 block of N.W. U.S. 19,
Crystal River.
A petit theft was reported
at 4:56 p.m. Dec. 24 in the
1900 block of N. Lecanto High-
way, Lecanto.
A grand theft was reported
at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 25, in the 11400 block of
S. Mary Ellen Terrace,
Homosassa.
Vandalisms
A vandalism was reported
at 7:06 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23,
in the 2300 block of S. Ten-
nyson Point, Homosassa.
A vandalism was reported
at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
25, in the 1700 block of N. Paul
Drive, Inverness.


GRADES
Continued from PageAl

Due to the unexpected
drop in grades, Citrus
County became a 'B'
school district.
"When we saw the pre-
liminary grades, research
and accountability showed
that some of the school
grades would drop," Su-
perintendent of Schools
Sandra "Sam" Himmel
said in July "Now that we
received the grades from
the state, our staff will re-
evaluate everything to
look into the grades and
information that we re-
ceived. Our focus every
year is that it is based on
every individual child that
he or she at least received
a year's worth of learning
and teaching."
Grades for elementary
and middle schools were
based primarily on stan-
dardized testing results.
Florida's Board of Educa-
tion's new policy prohib-
ited schools from dropping
no more than one letter
grade, which protected
eight of the 11 schools.
In addition, Citrus
Springs Middle School re-
ceived an incomplete
grade. Student achieve-
ments exceeded 10 per-
cent on the eighth-grade
mathematics portion of
the test; therefore, the
state evaluated the
school's test score results
to ensure the growth was
reflective of student
learning.
In October, Commis-
sioner of Education Pam
Stewart sent a letter to
Himmel stating that the
preliminary grade of "I"
was replaced with an "A"
after a school district in-
vestigation proved CSMS
did not deceive the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT).
With its grade, Citrus
Springs Middle main-
tained an "A' for the eighth


2013 GRADES
* CITRUS HIGH SCHOOL: 1,020 points 'B' grade.
* CRYSTAL RIVER HIGH SCHOOL: 1,005 points -
'B' grade.
* LECANTO HIGH SCHOOL: 1,193 points 'A' grade.
* Eleven of 15 elementary and middle schools
dropped a grade, with only Forest Ridge Elementary
School and Central Ridge Elementary School
retaining an 'A' grade from the previous year.


consecutive year How-
ever, it was not enough to
change the district's grade.
On Dec. 18, Citrus
County's public high
school grades were re-
leased and students re-
ceived confirmation that
they competed well with
other schools in the state.
Results showed that Cit-
rus County received all
As' and 'B's, which was ac-
counted for in the 82 per-
cent of Florida high
schools that earned an WA'


or'B.'
Crystal River High im-
proved its grade from a 'C'
to a 'B,' Lecanto High im-
proved to an A school, Cit-
rus High maintained its 'B'
grade and the Academy of
Environmental Science
received an A.'
The Department of Edu-
cation issues grades pri-
marily on a points system
based on FCAT scores,
graduation rates, college
readiness and access to
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1,050 points needed for an
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WEEKLY AQUATIC TREATMENT
SCHEDULE FOR CITRUS COUNTY
Citrus County's Aquatic Services Division plans the following aquatic
weed control activities for the week beginning December 30, 2013
HERBICIDE TREATMENTS


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/ Hydrilla / Pickerelweed /
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Herbicide Used
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6-month T-bill .08 0.09 -0.01 .11
52-wk T-bill .11 0.12 -0.01 .14
2-year T-note .41 0.40 +0.01 .27
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Bond Buyer Muni Idx 5.13 5.13 ... 4.10
Barclays USAggregate 2.50 2.45 +0.05 1.75
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Ethanol (gal) 1.95
Heating Oil (gal) 3.09
Natural Gas (mm btu) 4.43
Unleaded Gas (gal) 2.82
METALS CLOSE
Gold (oz) 1214.10
Silver (oz) 19.89
Platinum (oz) 1362.70
Copper (Ib) 3.45
Palladium (oz) 699.85
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Cattle (Ib) 1.33
Coffee (Ib) 1.15
Corn (bu) 4.26
Cotton (Ib) 0.83
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Wheat (bu) 6.06


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Stocks
Stocks ended higher Thursday,
as investors drew encourage-
ment from data on unemploy-
ment benefit claims. The num-
ber of Americans who filed for
jobless benefits fell 42,000 last
week to 338,000. The drop is
the latest sign that the U.S. job
market is improving.

Twitter TWTR
Close:$73.31 A3.35 or 4.8%
The stock has surged more than 70
percent this month and it is up more
than 170 percent since the social
network went public in November.
$80

-11
0 N D
52-week range
$38.80 S$74.73
Vol.:82.6m (8.8x avg.) PE:...
Mkt. Cap:$39.93 b Yield:...
T-Mobile US TMUS
Close: $32.93 A0.74 or 2.3%
There are reports that SoftBank
wants to buy the wireless carrier, just
six months after it spent $21.6 billion
on Sprint Nextel.
$2:



S 0 N D
52-week range
$16.01 $32.95


Vol.: 10.8m (1.7x avg.)
Mkt. Cap:$26.16 b


PE: 299.4
Yield:...


BlackBerry BBRY
Close: $7.06 V-0.67 or -8.7%
The smartphone maker's year ends
much as it began as co-founder Mi-
chael Lazaridis trims his stake to be-
low 5 percent.
$10_-


4 0 N D
52-week range
$5.44 $18.32
Vol.:34.7m (1.7x avg.) PE:1.3
Mkt. Cap:$3.7 b Yield:...
Oramed Pharma. ORMP
Close:$11.81 V-3.19 or -21.3%
The Israeli drugmaker will sell 1.6
million shares for $10 each and use
the money to study an insulin drug
and a diabetes drug.

I ,

j 0 N D
52-week range
$3.72 $16.38
Vol.:2.3m (13.2x avg.) PE:...
Mkt. Cap:$93.87 m Yield:...
Eagle Rock Energy EROC
Close:$6.21 V-O.14 or -2.2%
Raymond James says the natural
gas company that has been pun-
ished all year by investors has posi-
tioned itself for a rebound.



S 0 N D
52-week range
$5.01 $10.52
Vol.:3.2m (2.9x avg.) PE:...
Mkt. Cap:$991.06 m Yield: 9.7%


Jobs news helps



boost stock market


Associated Press

NEW YORK The
stock market continued its
upward climb Thursday as
traders went back to work
after the Christmas holi-
day, adding to what has al-
ready been a historic year
for the market.
Traders were encour-
aged by an unexpectedly
large drop in claims for
unemployment benefits
last week, the latest sign
that the U.S. job market is
improving. Trading vol-
ume was very low, how-
ever, as most portfolio
managers have closed out
their positions for the year
The yield on the 10-year
Treasury note, a bench-
mark for many kinds of
loans, briefly crossed
above the psychologically
important 3 percent mark.
It hasn't been that high
since September
The Dow Jones indus-
trial average rose 122.33
points, or 0.8 percent, to
16,479.88. It was the 50th
record high close for the
Dow this year The index is
up 25.8 percent so far in
2013, on pace to have its
best year since 1996.
The Standard & Poor's
500 index rose 8.70 points,
or 0.5 percent, to 1,842.02
and the Nasdaq composite
was up 11.76 points, or 0.3


percent to 4,167.18. With
Thursday's gains, the S&P
500 is up 29.2 percent for
the year, or 31.3 percent
when dividends are in-
cluded. The S&P is on track
for its best year since 1997.
Bond prices fell, push-
ing the yield on the 10-year
Treasury note to 2.99 per-
cent from 2.98 percent
Tuesday The note briefly
traded above 3 percent.
Yields have been climb-
ing since late November as
economic reports have sug-
gested that the U.S. recov-
ery is gaining momentum.
The increase accelerated
last week after the Federal
Reserve announced it was
cutting back on its bond-
buying program. The yield
last touched 3 percent in
September It hasn't been
consistently above 3 per-
cent since July 2011.
"There's a silver lining
to see bond yields rise like
this, because it's a sign that
the economy is getting
stronger," said John De
Clue, chief investment of-
ficer of U.S. Bank Wealth
Management.
Yields on Treasury se-
curities like the 10-year
note are used to calculate
interest rates on student
loans, mortgage rates,
credit cards, and many
other kinds of debt. As the
10-year yield has risen in


the last six months, so have
mortgage rates. In early
May, the average mortgage
rate was around 3.35 per-
cent. This week it was 4.48
percent, according the
government mortgage
agency Freddie Mac.
"We are starting to take
the medication away from
the bond market, but it's
important to note that
yields are still at histori-
cally low levels," said Dan
Veru, chief investment of-
ficer of Palisade Capital
Management, which man-
ages $4.5 billion in assets.
It was another slow day
for Wall Street, with most
investors on vacation for
Christmas and only three
trading days left in 2013.
Approximately 1.96 billion
shares traded hands on
the New York Stock Ex-
change on Thursday, well
below the daily average of
3.3 billion shares.
In corporate news:
T-Mobile rose 74 cents,
or 2.3 percent, to $32.93
after The New York Times
and other news outlets re-
ported that the Sprint divi-
sion of Japan's Softbank
was looking to buy the
wireless carrier
Twitter rose $3.35, or 5
percent, to $72.31. The
stock is up 22 percent this
week alone and 76 percent
so far this month.


Stocks of Local Interest
52-WK RANGE 0 CLOSE YTD 1YR
NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIV
AK Steel Hold AKS 2.76 0 8.00 7.93 +.06 +0.8 A A A +72.4 +78.1 dd
AT&T Inc T 32.76 -0-- 39.00 35.16 +.21 +0.6 A V A +4.3 +8.9 26 1.84f
Ametek Inc AME 36.79 -0- 62.05 52.57 +.02 ... A A A +39.9 +41.0 27 0.24
Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD 83.94 0 105.48 105.06 +1.31 +1.3 A A A +20.2 +21.4 3.03e
Bank of America BAG 10.98 0 15.98 15.65 -.05 -0.3 A V A +34.8 +39.8 21 0.04
Capital City Bank CCBG 10.12 -0- 13.08 12.05 -.04 -0.3 V V A +6.0 +6.3 40
CenturyLink Inc CTL 29.93 -0-- 42.01 31.85 +.16 +0.5 A A A -18.6 -13.8 dd 2.16
Citigroup C 38.59 0 53.68 52.35 -.08 -0.2 A V A +32.3 +33.2 13 0.04
Commnwlth REIT CWH 15.43 -0- 26.38 23.35 +.05 +0.2 A V A +47.4 +50.5 cc 1.00
Disney DIS 48.80 0 73.86 74.62 +.77 +1.0 A A A +49.9 +49.8 22 0.86f
Duke Energy DUK 62.60 -0- 75.46 68.77 -.51 -0.7 V V A +7.8 +12.1 20 3.12
EPR Properties EPR 45.00 ---- 61.18 49.99 -.15 -0.3 A V A +8.4 +15.8 20 3.16
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 84.70 0 99.95 100.90 +1.68 +1.7 A A A +16.6 +17.0 11 2.52
Ford Motor F 11.67 -0- 18.02 15.33 +.14 +0.9 V V V +18.4 +25.7 12 0.40
Gen Electric GE 20.26 0 27.66 27.83 +.22 +0.8 A A A +32.6 +36.4 20 0.88f
HCA Holdings Inc HCA 29.86 -0- 49.52 46.62 +.09 +0.2 V A A +54.5 +50.0 15 2.00e
HIth MgmtAsc HMA 8.76 -0- 17.28 13.01 +.02 +0.2 A V A +39.6 +42.6 cc
Home Depot HD 60.21 0 82.27 81.55 +.91 +1.1 A A A +31.9 +33.5 22 1.56
Intel Corp INTC 20.10 0 25.98 25.70 +.27 +1.1 A A A +24.6 +27.6 14 0.90
IBM IBM 172.57 -0-- 215.90 185.35 +2.13 +1.2 A A A -3.2 -2.8 13 3.80
LKQ Corporation LKQ 20.09 0 34.32 32.96 -.40 -1.2 A V A +56.2 +55.4 34
Lowes Cos LOW 34.43 -- 0- 52.08 49.03 +.33 +0.7 A A A +38.0 +40.1 23 0.72
McDonalds Corp MCD 86.81 -0- 103.70 96.84 +.30 +0.3 A V A +9.8 +11.6 17 3.24f
MicrosoftCorp MSFT 26.28 -- 0- 38.98 37.44 +.36 +1.0 A V A +40.2 +40.6 14 1.12
Motorola Solutions MSI 53.28 0 67.28 67.18 +.08 +0.1 A A A +20.7 +24.6 17 1.24
NextEra Energy NEE 67.75 -0- 89.75 84.59 -.14 -0.2 V V A +22.3 +25.0 19 2.64
Penney JC Co Inc JCP 6.24 -0-- 23.10 8.97 +.22 +2.5 A V A -54.5 -56.0 dd
Piedmont Office RT PDM 14.62 -0-- 21.09 16.69 -.15 -0.9 V A V -7.5 -1.7 30 0.80
Regions Fncl RF 6.88 -- 0- 10.52 9.88 +.03 +0.3 A A A +38.6 +42.3 12 0.12
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD 38.40 -0-- 67.50 46.95 +.45 +1.0 A V V +13.5 +15.2 dd
Smucker, JM SJM 84.57 -0- 114.72 102.99 +.63 +0.6 A V V +19.4 +21.1 19 2.32
Texas Instru TXN 30.30 0 43.67 43.59 +.16 +0.4 A A A +41.1 +43.9 28 1.20
Time Warner TWX 46.70 -- 0 70.77 70.00 +.60 +0.9 A A A +46.4 +48.7 17 1.15
UniFirst Corp UNF 72.22 0 106.35 106.99 +1.37 +1.3 A A A +45.9 +43.0 18 0.15
Verizon Comm VZ 41.50 -0- 54.31 49.18 +.20 +0.4 A V A +13.7 +17.3 69 2.12
Vodafone Group VOD 24.42 0 39.11 39.05 +.01 ... A A A +55.0 +61.7 1.61e
WalMartStrs WMT 67.37 -0- 81.37 78.39 +.38 +0.5 A V A +14.9 +16.5 15 1.88
Walgreen Co WAG 36.16 -- 0- 60.93 57.67 +.06 +0.1 V V A +55.8 +61.2 20 1.26
Dividend Footnotes: a- Extra dividends were paid, but are not included b -Annual rate plus stock c Liquidating dividend e -Amount declared or paid in last
12 months f Current annual rate, which was increased by most recent dividend announcement i Sum of dividends paid after stock split, no regular rate I -
Sum of dividends paid this year 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, yield 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


Online shopping grows,
with some growing pains
Americans waited until the last minute to
buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren't pre-
pared for the spike.
Heavy spending in the final days of the
mostly lackluster season sent sales up 3.5
percent between Nov. 1 and Tuesday, accord-
ing to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse,
which tracks payments but doesn't give dollar
figures.
Online shopping led the uptick, with spend-
ing up 10 percent to $38.91 billion between
Nov. 2 and Sunday, research firm comScore
said.
But the late surge caught companies off
guard. UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some
packages by Christmas due to a combination
of poor weather and overloaded systems,
leaving some unhappy holiday shoppers.


Weekly US jobless claims
drop 42K to 338K
WASHINGTON The number of Ameri-
cans applying for unemployment benefits
dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally
adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since No-
vember 2012. But economists say the figures
from late November and December are warped
by seasonal volatility around the Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's holidays.
The Labor Department reported Thursday
that the less-volatile four-week average rose
4,250 to 348,000.
Claims had jumped 75,000 over the two
weeks that ended Dec. 14 before plunging last
week. The Labor Department struggles to ac-
count for seasonal hiring by retailers and other
businesses and for temporary layoffs of cafe-
teria workers and other employees at schools
that close for the holidays.


McDonald's Corp. has shut down a website
intended to provide employees with work and
life guidance after it generated negative pub-
licity for the fast-food company.
The McResource program has been criti-
cized for creating unrealistic budgets and of-
fering advice that was out of touch with its
workers' pay. The website, which was run by
an outside company, also reportedly discour-
aged workers from eating fast food.
McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, Ill., said
Thursday that it is having its vendor take down
the website because links to irrelevant or out-
dated information, along with outside groups
taking elements out of context, has created
"unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate
commentary."
Closing the chapter: 2013
lessons for investors
NEW YORK Successful stock investors
followed some simple advice this year: Don't
worry, be happy.
In 2013, investors who blocked out the
scary headlines about a possible government
default, budget cuts, and concerns about
when the Federal Reserve would begin to
scale back its stimulus, did great. The econ-
omy wasn't robust, but it wasn't weak either.
Earnings grew, even if companies achieved
them by cutting costs rather than increasing
sales. And the Fed gave the market a year-
end bonus by keeping short-term borrowing
costs near zero, even after dialing back its
program to hold down longer-term rates.
Final tally: Stocks are up more than 28 percent.
Next year, though, they will need to temper
that rosy approach. Market strategists, on av-
erage, see more modest growth for stocks in
2014.


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MADRID Spain's finance minister told a
business newspaper that the government
plans to cut income taxes for low-income
Spanish families in 2014 but that citizens in
higher income brackets won't get the same
windfall until the country's economy emerges
from a prolonged crisis.
In an interview published Thursday, Cristo-
bal Montoro did not tell the Expansion news-
paper how much taxes will be lowered for
low-income earners or specify the income lev-
els they must have to receive the benefit.
Montoro said the administration of Prime Min-
ister Mariano Rajoy predicted the Spanish
economy will expand by 1 percent in 2014
after a punishing recession lasting years.
Garment workers rally
against Cambodian gov't
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Several thou-
sand garment workers pressing for higher
wages joined opposition activists in protests in
Cambodia's capital on Thursday, adding to
pressure on Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The protests in Phnom Penh came as the
country's garment manufacturers association
recommended that its members stop opera-
tions for a week. It cited a fear that demonstra-
tors might damage the factories if workers
didn't come out on strike. The country is home
to about 500 factories producing clothes and
shoes for foreign brands.
Hun Sen won elections in July that ex-
tended his 28-year rule in the poor Southeast
Asia nation, but protesters led by the head of
the opposition, Sam Rainsy, accuse him of rig-
ging the vote. They have been staging street
protests and demanding that he resign and
call new elections.
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StocksRecap

NYSE
Vol. (in mil.) 1,941
Pvs. Volume 1,274
Advanced 1651
Declined 1430
New Highs 365
New Lows 41


NASD
1,154
778
1325
1233
295
17


DOW
DOW Trans.
DOW Util.
NYSE Comp.
NASDAQ
S&P 500
S&P 400
Wilshire 5000
Russell 2000


HIGH
16483.00
7370.41
489.87
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"The aim of education is the knowledge
not offacts but of values."
William Ralph Inge, October 1932


CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE


CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE
EDITORIAL BOARD
^i Gerry Mulligan ..................................... publisher
S M ike Arnold .............................................. editor
Charlie Brennan........................ managing editor
S Curt Ebitz ................................. citizen member
.jMac Harris ................................ citizen member
Founded Rebecca Martin ...........................guest member
by Albert M.
W illiamson Brad Bautista .................................... copy chief
"You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose."
David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus


APPLE OF OUR EYE




Over five years,


graduation rate


up 15 percent


e're all interested in
how our schools and
our students are
doing; it matters on many lev-
els. From the parents who
want the best for their chil-
dren to the economic devel-
opment team trying to attract
good businesses to our area,
the quality of our
education system THE I
is important.
That's why it Publi
was interesting to school g
see the Florida rat
Department of signif
Education
"School Grades" OUR 01
report issued ear-
lier this month. Goode
Superintendent keep th
of Schools Sandra picture
"Sam" Himmel
summarized Citrus County's
results in a recent Chronicle
column, highlighting dropout
and graduation rate data
from the 2012-2013 report.
There was lots of good news
for Citrus schools. During the
past five years, our gradua-
tion rate has increased
nearly 15 percent. Each of
our high schools increased
the number of students who
graduated. Our school dis-
trict is ranked 13th among
Florida's 67 counties, which
puts us in the top 20 percent.
Each of the district's high
schools improved, with
Lecanto High making the great-
est gains. For letter grades, two
schools increased one step.
Preliminary results show us
with two A high schools -


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Lecanto and the Academy of
Environmental Science and
two B schools Citrus and
Crystal River high schools.
On the flip side, our dropout
rate increased, from an aver-
age of 1.4 percent to 1.7 per-
cent. "Dropouts" include
students who leave without
transferring to an-
SSUE: other school or to
home schooling.
: high While an in-
aduation creased dropout
up rate is not desir-
cantly. able, the Citrus
rate is still less
|INION: than the state av-
b erage of 2 percent.
)rk, but We expect a lot
Ssigger from our schools,
n sight. and it's critical
that they deliver
The dropout rate is troubling,
but it's not fully within a
school district's control.
Parental involvement has
been shown repeatedly, in
school districts throughout
the country, to make a signif-
icant difference in the met-
rics as well as the quality of
the school experience.
While some of our public
figures are GED holders, suc-
cess for today's students will
require more. Employer sur-
veys show that specialty
training, trade certification
or post-secondary education
as well as a good work ethic
and people skills are in de-
mand. Our excellent high
schools provide the founda-
tion, but let's not lose sight of
the bigger picture.


* See the summary report on school grades at the Florida
Department of Education website. The report explains how
many of the measurements are determined. Use this link for
the .pdf file: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/pdf/1213/High
SchoolGradesPressPacket.pdf
* Much more information on school performance for a number
of measurements is on the FDOE website. On the Education
Information and Accountability Services pages, choose Data
Publications and Reports: Students. Use this link:
www.fldoe.org/eias/eiaspubs/pubstudent.asp


H united Way of Citrus County needs your
UwUM-1 S' help to reach its annual fundraising
on i1rjL^Jgoal. 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.


Treat teens like adults
I think it's time to start
changing some laws, especially
when it comes to these
teenagers. It's time to
stop treating them like O0
children. If they don't
know right from wrong
by now, they're never
going to know right
from wrong. They're
constantly, constantly
committing adult
crimes, terrible crimes CAL
and they don't care who 5
it's against, whether it's 56-
young people, old peo-
ple or anybody in be-
tween. That's all I've got to say.
Tearjerker commercial
Publix has (a commercial)
where the little girl has her arms
hugging Grandpa's neck and
she says, "I love you, Grandpa."
That brings tears to my eyes.
There's nothing like Grandpa


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and Grandma. Thank you,
Publix.
Animal shelter clean
As someone who
JND has volunteered for
W, many years at an
0rI SPCA in a large metro-
S politan city, I was
f amazed at the cleanli-
ness of the Citrus
SCounty Animal Shelter.
Absolutely no unpleas-
Sant odors. The employ-
5 ees obviously do a
)579 terrific job of keeping
the shelter clean. Also,
keeping a number of
adult cats in a room where they
can roam about amongst one
another freely, rather than in
individual cages, gives them an
opportunity to socialize with
their own species and makes it
more likely to adjust to living in
a home where there already is
a cat.


The rise of liberal self-delusion


he civil war ripping
through the Republican
Party is familiar by now
But a similar battle inside the
Democratic Party is just starting
to emerge. Orthodox
liberals are trying to [
mimic the tea party
and impose political
correctness on mod-
erate apostates. -
They point to the .'
election of two left- "- 4
wing heroes in deep )
blue states Sen. .
Elizabeth Warren of
Massachusetts last Coki
year, and Mayor-elect Steven
Bill de Blasio in New OTI
York last month as
a sign that the party, VOl
and the country, is
heading their way
"In our minds, Elizabeth War-
ren is the north star to which
the entire Democratic Party
can look as they seek direc-
tion," Adam Green of the Pro-
gressive Change Campaign
Committee told Politico. "The
wind is at our back."
If the Democratic Party is
foolish enough to listen to such
nonsense, they deserve the de-
feats that will inevitably ensue.
The Republicans provide a
stark warning of what happens
when an extreme faction domi-
nates a mainstream party In re-
cent years, the GOP has
nominated five hardline con-
servatives in close Senate races
who then lost in the general
election.
Primary opponents and vot-
ers pulled Mitt Romney far to
the right on issues like immi-
gration and helped extinguish
his chances of defeating Presi-
dent Obama. At least four sen-
ior Republican senators -
Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Gra-
ham, Thad Cochran and John
Cornyn are being challenged
as heretics in primaries next
year Their sin: They dare to
talk to Democrats occasionally
The self-delusion infecting
the left is reflected in the num-
bers. In 2012, only 25 percent of


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voters identified as liberals
while 35 percent called them-
selves conservatives (41 per-
cent were moderates). In a
recent Gallup survey, only 19
percent chose the
S label "economic lib-
eral;" 41 percent
picked "economic
conservative."
Or look at history
Since 1968, Democ-
rats have nominated
five northern liber-
als in the Warren
mode (including two
and from her home
Roberts state): Hubert
IER Humphrey, George
McGovern, Walter
DES Mondale, Michael
Dukakis and John
Kerry They all lost.
Before Obama, the only De-
mocrats to win the presidency
over a 40-year period were two
moderate Southern governors,
Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
Yes, the president is from Illi-
nois, but he hardly ran as a War-
ren-type ideologue. Nor has he
governed as one, much to the
dismay of hardliners that his
press secretary once derided as
"professional liberals."
And yet the left is desperate
for a candidate to challenge
Hillary Clinton, a card-carrying
moderate, in 2016. So far, War-
ren insists she won't run. But
others including two Ver-
monters, Sen. Bernie Sanders
or former Gov Howard Dean -
could step in if she stays out.
Partisanship and ideology
play a vital role in American
politics. The problem is when
purists turn into bullies -
when they want to impose their
orthodoxies on everyone else.
The "professional liberals"
are not as effective or as organ-
ized as the tea party, but they
can be just as destructive. In
2010, they supported a left-wing
primary opponent against Sen.
Blanche Lincoln, a two-term
Democrat from Arkansas,
whose centrist voting record ac-
tually reflected her border state


org


LETTER the Editor



LETTER to^< the Editor


Governor's race
challenging
Regardless of how you feel
about Gov Scott's ability to gov-
ern so far, he will definitely be a
candidate in 2014. A critical de-
cision must be made soon. Do
we want him to continue as gov-
ernor or should he be replaced?
If he is to be supported for
re-election by the Republican
Party, we have a major task
ahead of us. Many people (Re-
publicans, Democrats and
those not affiliated with any
party) are upset with him. This
means that it will be necessary
to convince many disappointed
people to change their view of
him. Of course, the statewide
media is working to destroy
him. The change in pension
law has disturbed many peo-
ple. Not just those directly af-
fected, but the many people
whose lives are touched by
those state workers. Then
there is a constant hammering


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on him for rejecting a train
from Tampa to Orlando. Inci-
dentally, I believe it was most
likely one of his best decisions.
It appears that his leading
opposition in the Democratic
Party would be one Charlie (If
I can't get my way I'll quit)
Crist. He is highly popular with
the statewide press and even
some Republicans who cannot
convince themselves to look at
the real Charlie. On the other
hand, most Republicans and


many others definitely do not
want Crist, but remain un-
happy with Gov Scott.
Gov Scott inherited an econ-
omy that had been crushed by
irresponsible housing loans
forced on our lending institu-
tions. Yet after having to make
some tough and unpopular de-
cisions, our state is coming
back from the depths of the re-
cession and it is possible to
make some more popular deci-
sions now Unemployment in
the state has dropped from
11 percent to 8 percent (not a
great number), but better that
many areas. There is enough
money in the state coffers to
pay our bills without tax in-
creases and the housing crisis
is on the mend.
Time is short for deciding if
all of us should get behind Gov
Scott or find someone who can
replace him. We must not
waste this time.
Robert E. (Bob) Hagaman
Homosassa


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constituents. Lincoln survived
the purge but was so bloodied
by the battle that she lost badly
in November
Now the "professional lib-
erals" are at it again. Two ex-
ecutives of Third Way, a
center-left think tank, wrote
an op-ed piece in The Wall
Street Journal warning
against the "Warren wing of
the Democratic party" that in-
dulges in "fantasy-based blue-
state populism."
Liberals immediately de-
manded that Democrats linked
to Third Way denounce the ar-
ticle and sever ties with the or-
ganization. This is tea partyism
in reverse. And it is just as mis-
guided on the left as on the
right.
Obama will be president for
three more years, and on at
least two important issues, he
will have to defy his liberal
base to accomplish his objec-
tives. One is trade, where prom-
ising agreements that could
create thousands of new jobs
face staunch opposition from
organized labor
The other is entitlements,
which are swallowing a growing
chunk of the federal budget and
squeezing out spending on
other progressive priorities,
such as medical research and
early childhood education. The
president is open to reform, but
the "professional liberals" de-
fend every cent of those entitle-
ments, and even want to
expand Social Security
Hard-shell conservatives fan-
tasize that the "Ted Cruz Wing"
of the Republican Party will
lead them to victory The loony
left is just as misty-eyed about
the "Warren Wing" of the Dem-
ocratic Party
They're both wrong. This is a
moderate, pragmatic country
Any party that ignores that
truth is doomed to defeat

Steve and Cokie Roberts can
be contacted by email at
stevecokie@gmail. corn.




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Your plan is canceled... or not


No consensus seen in response to Obama administration's reversal ofhealth plan guidelines


Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. A month
after President Barack Obama
announced people could keep in-
surance policies slated for can-
cellation under the federal health
overhaul, the reversal has gotten
a mixed response from insurers,
state regulators and consumers.
Many consumers complained in
October and November after in-
surers notified them that their in-
dividual policies were being
canceled because they did not
cover pre-existing conditions, hos-
pitalization, prescription drugs or
seven other basic benefits re-


quired under the law. In pitching
the overhaul, Obama had long
promised that people who liked
their policies could keep them.
Then Obama announced Nov
14 that companies could con-
tinue existing policies that don't
meet the minimum requirements
if state regulators approved.
Reporting by The Associated
Press shows that older policies
are being allowed to continue in
36 states, either because officials
allowed it after Obama's an-
nouncement, decided not to in-
tervene in any way or had made
a decision earlier in the year to
extend non-compliant policies


for a period of time.
Even so, insurers were given a
choice of whether to continue
the policies, and some declined
to do so. In Kentucky, insurers
Humana, United Healthcare
and Assurant chose to extend
old policies while Anthem and
Bluegrass Family Health opted
against it. Seven companies in
South Carolina are extending in-
dividual plans the federal law
considers substandard.
In North Carolina, only Blue
Cross and Blue Shield, which
controls about 80 percent of the
state's market for individual and
small-business policies, offered


to renew plans covering 474,000
people that had been slated for
cancellation. North Carolina's
insurance commissioner al-
lowed the company to raise pre-
miums by between 16 percent
and 24 percent. Prices on non-
compliant policies are rising in
other states, as well.
Raleigh attorney Jeff Poley, 42,
said he is fine with paying more
for his current policy, consider-
ing what it would have cost him
to switch to a new one. He has
been covered with a high-
deductible health policy from
Blue Cross for the past two
years, which currently costs $137


a month. The plan does not
cover maternity and some other
benefits required under the Af-
fordable Care Act.
When he initially received a
cancellation notice, Blue Cross
said the closest plan that met all
of the new federal requirements
would cost nearly twice as much.
But after Obama's announce-
ment, Blue Cross offered to ex-
tend Poley's old plan for another
year at $170 a month.
"I was glad for the one-year re-
prieve, but I would still like a per-
manent fix because I don't need
abortion coverage, I don't need
maternity coverage," he said.


Nation BRIEFS

Family of
brain-dead girl
weighs aid offers
OAKLAND, Calif. Rel-
atives of a 13-year-old girl
who was declared brain
dead after complications
from a tonsillectomy were
debating whether to accept
the aid of nursing homes
and outside groups that
have proposed moving the
child so she can be kept on
life support, a family lawyer
said Thursday.
A religious group that has
a facility in New York is
among the organizations
that have offered to care for
Jahi McGrath, said the
lawyer, Christopher Dolan.
"Offers are coming in,
and there's a real demon-
stration of support," Dolan
said, adding that strangers
have been prompted to
contact the family by public-
ity surrounding Jahi's case
and her mother's fight to
keep Children's Hospital
Oakland from removing the
ventilator and IV fluids that
are keeping the girl's body
functioning.
Alameda County Supe-
rior Court Judge Evelio
Grillo appointed an outside
expert to examine the girl
before ruling Tuesday that
the hospital could take her
off life support.
Obama signs
budget deal,
defense bill


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budget deal Th
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fense bill crack
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Congress began
the election ye
Obama puth
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since Saturday
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care rollout and
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Although the
falls short of the
gain that Obamr
gressional Rep
aspired to, it en
of fiscal brinkma
venting another
nearly two more


Crash course in winter driving


Associated Press
Vehicles are piled Thursday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Reading, Pa. Portions of both the turnpike
and Interstate 78 were shut down in snowy eastern Pennsylvania Thursday after chain-reaction pileups
involving dozens of vehicles on slippery roads.




Calif. schools eye transgender law


Officials uncertain ofhow new regulations willplay out


Associated Press


J- Round- SAN FRANCISCO -
i and frustrat- With a law that spells out
dent Barack the rights of transgender
I a bipartisan students in grades K-12 set
thursday eas- to take effect in California,
uts and a de- school districts are review-
king down on ing locker room layouts,
in the mili- scheduling sensitivity train-
.sident and ing for coaches, assessing
an pivoting to who will sleep where dur-
an pheadoting. ing overnight field trips and
h gatre reconsidering senior por-
his signature trait dress codes.
ught bills But administrators,
ing in Hawaii, counselors, teachers and
been re- school board members also
his family are watching and waiting.
y. The bill The law, the nation's first
one of requiring public schools to
officiall acts in let children use sex-segre-
y a partial gated facilities and partici-
hutdown, a pate in the gender-specific
y the Treas- activities of their choice,
us health could end up suspended
d congres- within days of its Jan. 1
launch if a referendum to
budget deal repeal it qualifies for the
a grand bar- November ballot
a and con- "We don't know what's
ublicans once going to happen when kids
S e c come back from their holi-
ands the cy re dayvacation," said Republi-
anship by pre- can state Sen. Steve Knight,
shutdown for who voted against the law
Years. 'Are there going to be 15-
- From wire reports year-old girls talking in the


Report: Venezuela
homicide rate
skyrockets
CARACAS, Venezuela -A
non-governmental group that
tracks violent crime in
Venezuela said the country's
homicide rate has risen again
in 2013 and has quadrupled
over the past 15 years.
The Venezuelan Violence
Observatory estimates that
24,763 killings occurred this
year, pushing up the homicide


rate to 79 per 100,000 inhabi-
tants. It was 73 per 100,000
people in 2012. In 1998, the
rate was 19.
Venezuela's government
has blocked access to murder
statistics as violent crime has
worsened the past decade.
Activists: Syria
will let food into
rebel town
BEIRUT Residents of a
blockaded rebel-held town
near Damascus raised the


bathroom and in walks a
boy? What are they going to
do? Scream? Run out?"
The California School
Boards Association is act-
ing on the assumption that
the law will stand and that,
even if it does not, existing
state and federal laws, as
well as year-old California
Interscholastic Federation
rules under which athletes
may petition to play on a
sports team that does not
correspond with their bio-
logical sex, already compel
schools to accommodate
transgender students.
The association has ad-
vised schools to handle re-
quests on a case-by-case
basis and with parental
input, if possible, but to be
prepared to make private
changing arrangements
both for transgender stu-
dents and for classmates
who might object to dress-
ing with them.
Parent Christy Musser
said she plans to take two of
her three school age chil-
dren out of public schools
in Southern California. Her
eighth-grade daughter feels
so uncomfortable about a
transgender student com-
ing into the restroom or

Work/BRIEFS
flag used by the government
of Syrian President Bashar
Assad in a deal that sees
them accept symbolic humilia-
tion in exchange for food, ac-
tivists said on Thursday.
The deal accepted by the
town of Moadamiyeh is one of
a number of short-lived, local
truces reached between op-
position-held towns and gov-
ernment forces in recent
months, although the terms
- which also included the
rebels handing over heavy


locker room that she dis-
tributed flyers about the
referendum at school.
San Diego school board
president, Kevin Beiser,
said those fears are un-
founded. In the absence of
statewide guidance,
schools have been dealing
with this challenge "in a
very delicate, thoughtful
and compassionate manner
for many years," he said.
The possibility that the
law could be overturned
worries Ashton Lee, 16, a
junior at Manteca High
School in the San Joaquin
Valley Born a girl, Ashton
told her parents and
school administrators her
sophomore year that she
was transgender
But she said school offi-
cials balked when she asked
to be transferred from an
all-girls aerobics class to a
sports class for boys. "They
didn't understand the seri-
ousness of the issue I was
dealing with," she said.
Ashton lobbied for the law
last spring and thinks her
public activism helped per-
suade Manteca High to ac-
knowledge her gender
identity when school re-
sumed inAugust She now is


weapons and expelling out-
siders are unusual.
US sending
Hellfire missiles
to Iraq
BAGHDAD-The U.S.
has sent Hellfire air-to-ground
missiles to Iraq's air forces,
which is using them in an on-
going campaign against the
country's branch of al-Qaida,
officials in Washington and
Baghdad said Thursday.
Two Iraqi intelligence offi-


allowed to use the boy's rest-
rooms and locker rooms and
to wear the junior ROTC
uniform for male cadets.
California's law comes
amid legal challenges
across the country involv-
ing transgender students
filing actions for the right
to use facilities that match
their expressed identities.
In June, the director of
Colorado's civil rights
board ruled in favor of a 6-
year-old transgender boy
who had been prevented
from using the girl's bath-
room at school. The next
month, the Arcadia Unified
School District in Califor-
nia agreed to train its staff
on transgender issues to
settle a complaint brought
by a student prevented
from staying with boys dur-
ing a school-sponsored
overnight science camp.
Namita Brown, an Oak-
land lawyer who repre-
sents school districts in
Northern California, said
educators are less con-
cerned about installing
shower screens or having
enough private restroom
stalls than figuring out a
way "to tone the fervor in
the parent community"


cers and a military officer said
that 75 Hellfires arrived on
Dec. 19 and more will be
shipped in the future.
They said the missiles are
being used now by four Iraqi
King Air propeller planes dur-
ing a large-scale military oper-
ation in the western desert
near the borders with Syria.
An intelligence official said
that the missiles were proven
"successful" and were used to
destroy four militant camps.
From wire reports


Sites


try to


police


speech

Associated Press

NEW YORK Mix
blatant bigotry with poor
spelling. Add a dash of
ALL CAPS. Top it off
with a violent threat.
And there you have it: A
recipe for the worst of
online comments,
scourge of the Internet
Blame anonymity
blame politicians, blame
human nature. But a
growing number of web-
sites are reining in the
Wild West of online com-
mentary Companies in-
cluding Google and the
Huffington Post are try-
ing everything from de-
ploying moderators to
forcing people to use
their real names in order
to restore civil discourse.
Some sites, such as Popu-
lar Science, are banning
comments altogether
The efforts put sites in
a delicate position. User
comments add a lively
fresh feel to videos, sto-
ries and music. And, of
course, the longer visitors
stay to read the posts, and
the more they come back,
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Venero enjoys confidence derived from lifting


Citrus senior

lookingfor

another state berth
LARRY BUGG
Correspondent
Anna Venero likes to work
out and doesn't even mind
when people call her "scary"
Venero looks like and walks
the walk of a serious
weightlifter Citrus High coach
Tia Nelson loves the serious,
killer face Venero brings to
each lift.
Venero had a 300-pound total


on Dec. 3 when she lifted in the
183-pound class at South Sumter
High School. She had a bench
press of 160 pounds and 140
pounds in the clean and
jerk.
The senior .....
plays flag foot-
ball and throws
the shot put in
track.
For all her serious-
ness, as soon as the lift is
over, she is laughing and having
fun with her teammates.
She has a 3.8 grade point av-
erage and one would expect her
to go on to college but she has
different plans.
She is going to enlist in the
United States Air Force and


Getting into basketball shlpe is .i t,,l'h t hllleilre It'.-'
made even more difficult ilr f:tlbA11 plers. is the.\ 're ,-
faced with the start of one sesn thle m,:ment the
other ends.
Citrus junior Desmond Frinkin knoIs ill II,:bct
that latter scenario, and hlie .ls nderst.inds the
added demand of being .1 ke.\ -ntrilitor :n tlhe
court.
"The transition is real hLrd bet iise it' dil- / i /t
ferent kind of conditioning. he s ild I w iit
really trying to score at the be-LinniinL n iin.i,,
the season. I was trying t. --et b it k
into my groove slowly, but (CHS heid L
basketball) Coach (Tom Den-ll,-
more) pulled me aside and
said it's time for me to step
up and start scoring
more points each
night. Ever since then,
I've been trying to do
what I can do."
Since becoming a
regular starter after
the team's lone loss of
the season at Dunnellon,
Franklin, a versatile wing
player known for his crowd-
rallying dunks and shot-blh --ks.
has averaged 18.8 points a niiht Inl ti e teJii'S most ret:ent oll-
ple of games-a pair of wins o\er i:imnt.\ iind diistritt foesC,(s-
tal River and Lecanto F.inkhin :lme n s-tr',:n while his
cousin, leading Hurricane srer
Devin Pryor, was limited tri More boys hoops
stretches with foul trouble
As Franklin has found his Ib s- U F,:.r th I:,,:., i:,_ i 'l:,_l
ketball legs, he's also found n- r-i,:. i:,:,: iri,: ; :.r
precedented success at hils IlIIp ;tr:irtit:,i itl-,: r. ;
shot, which is undoubtedly Aided Page B3.
by the time he dedicates after
school toward its improvement
"Every day before the games, right after school, I go into the
gym and shoot until the JV game starts," he said. "I've actually
been shooting a lot better than I have in the past. I'm usually
known as a slasher, because my first step helps me get past peo-
ple pretty easily But my shot has been falling lately I don't know
how, really, or how long it's going to last, but I keep shooting them
because a lot of them are falling."
While Franklin is an SEC prospect in football as a defensive
back and receiver South Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri
have been in touch he said he gives basketball equal time in
the offseason, and played on a couple of travel ball teams this
past summer As far as his training, it helps having a family con-
nection with Pryor and junior Sam Franklin, also a cousin.
"Devin (Pryor) lives right around the corner from my house,"
Desmond Franklin said, "and there's a park halfway We meet up
at the park and I tell him what I think he needs to work on and
he tells me what I need to work on."
Their chemistry shows on the court, especially on plays like
See Page 134


wants to become a survival in-
structor
She has already survived two
trips to the state weightlifting
meet. She went to state
her freshman and
junior years. Last
\year, she was
10th at Kissim-
mee.
This year, she
would love to collect
a medal.
Something in gold would be
nice.
She loves the things that
many people hate about lifting.
"I love the soreness," she said.
"I like sweating. I'm not a girly
girl. I like being an instructor
and teaching people. Eventu-


ally, I want to be an officer"
She enjoys the feeling she
carries from lifting.
"I like the feeling of confi-
dence," she said. "I am not re-
ally nervous about having to
play catch-up. We normally
have practices on the summer
but we didn't last summer I
lifted on my own. It's a little bit
harder because I didn't have
anyone pushing me."
She has large arms and has
said people look at her and de-
scribe her as scary
She said she feels that the
strong arms make her feel like
she can hold her own.
She said she was bullied as a
child but doesn't have that
problem today


"I grew out of it," she said. "I
never had that problem in high
school. Maybe, it's because of
weightlifting.
"All I know is I can't wear long
sleeve shirts any more," she
said. "My arms and shoulders
are too big. Some people say
Anne, you look jacked.' I say
whatever'
"She has always been strong
and works hard and wants to
get a personal best," Nelson
said. "She's amazing. She's a
great girl. She has one of the
best weightlifting faces. She is
determined.
"We all enjoy her"
And she just might scare a
few people on the way to a state
medal.



Pitt claims


Pizza Bowl

Panthers'late

field goal sinks

Bowling Green

Associated Press
DETROIT James Conner
rushed for 229 yards break-
ing a Pittsburgh bowl record
held by Tony Dorsett and
Chris Blewitt kicked a tiebreak-
ing field goal with 1:17 remain-
ing, lifting the Panthers to a
30-27 win over Bowling Green
on Thursday night in the Little
Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Conner also played a handful
of snaps on the defensive line,
and fellow freshman Tyler Boyd
gave Pitt (7-6) a boost with eight
catches for 173 yards. Boyd also
scored on a punt return in the
first half.
Bowling Green (10-4) tied it at
17 when BooBoo Gates took the
second-half kickoff 94 yards for
a touchdown.
Dorsett rushed for 202 yards
in Pitt's win over Georgia in
the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1,1977.
The school's receiving record
for a bowl came the next sea-
son. In a Gator Bowl win over
Clemson, Gordon Jones had
163 yards receiving.
Both marks fell Thursday
The 6-foot-2 Conner rushed
for 165 yards in the second half,
helping Pitt overcome the loss
of quarterback Tom Savage,
who didn't play after halftime
because of a rib injury Conner
and the Panthers drove 51 yards
in seven plays late in the fourth
quarter to set up a 39-yard kick
by Blewitt, who had missed
from the same distance earlier
Aaron Donald, Pitt's All-
American on the defensive line,
helped thwart any last-ditch
comeback with a sack deep in
Bowling Green territory
Chad Voytik relieved Savage
and put Pitt ahead 27-20 with a
5-yard touchdown run in the
fourth quarter, but the Falcons
- who upset Northern Illinois
in Detroit in the Mid-American
Conference title game earlier
this month tied it on Matt
Johnson's 15-yard strike to Ryan
Burbrink with 4:42 to play
Boyd's 54-yard punt return
gave the Panthers a 17-3 lead in
the second quarter Bowling
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LeBron wins AP Male award


James just third

basketballplayer

to win since 1931

Associated Press
MIAMI The only thing that keeps
LeBron James up worrying at night is
basketball, which simultaneously
makes perfect sense and no sense.
On one hand, he's the game's best
player
On the other, he's rarely impressed
with himself.
Even after a year like 2013 when
a spectacular wedding, a second
NBA championship and a fourth
MVP award were among the many
highlights enjoyed by the Miami Heat
star-he still is, as he puts it, striving


for greatness. Or, technically, more
greatness, since his enormous list of
accomplishments just keeps growing.
James was announced Thursday
as The Associated Press' 2013 Male
Athlete of the Year, becoming the
third basketball player to capture
the award that has been annually
awarded since 1931. James received
31 of 96 votes cast in a poll of news
organizations, beating Peyton Man-
ning (20) and Jimmie Johnson (7).
"I'm chasing something and it's
bigger than me as a basketball
player," James told the AP "I believe
my calling is much higher than being
a basketball player I can inspire
people. Youth is huge to me. If I can
get kids to look at me as a role model,
as a leader, a superhero ... those
things mean so much, and that's what
I think I was built for I was put here
for this lovely game of basketball, but
I don't think this is the biggest role


that I'm going to have."
Past winners include Joe Louis,
Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali, Carl
Lewis, Joe Montana, Tiger Woods
and Michael Phelps. Serena
Williams was the AP Female Athlete
of the Year, announced Wednesday
James joins Michael Jordan and
Larry Bird as NBA players to win the
award.
"I don't think I've changed much
this year," James said. "I've just im-
proved and continued to improve on
being more than just as a basketball
player I've matured as a leader, as a
father, as a husband, as a friend."
So far in 2013, with a maximum of
three games left to play, James has
appeared in 98. The Heat have won
78 of them.
None of those was bigger than the
four Miami got in the NBA Finals
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'Canes' high riser


Citrus junior Franklin-

displaying athleticism as he gets

his basketball legs underneath him t...
SEAN ARNOLD


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Citrus junior Desmond Franklin
is a returning member of the
2012-13 All-Chronicle boys
basketball team.
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Citrus boys defend advantage in rivalry

SEAN ARNOLD 'Canes' three. The teams corn- LHS plays host in the Nichols
Correspondent Boys basketball county leaders bined to go 3 for 14 on 3-pointers Holiday Tournament tonight
RCin in the opening half. and Saturday, but because of a
Round two between Citrus Points Both teams finished 20 for 49 team pulling out of the event, the
and Lecanto, fought out in the Adam Gage, SR 26.7; Devin Pryor, Cit 21.1; Cory Weiand, SR 20.0; from the field on the night. Panthers don't hit the court until
LHS gym last Friday, resembled Brandon Burich, Lee 18.3; Darius Sawyer, Lee 17.5; Desmond Franklin, "Turnovers and transition de- Saturday evening.
the first meeting in at least one Cit 13.4; Ty Reynolds, CR 12.7; Hunter Roessler, CR 10.4; Ben Janicki, fense, those were the reasons we Point taken


ODVIOUS way: an extremely low-
scoring start. Last time, the two
were tied 19-19 at the end of the
first half, and last week's sequel,
a 9-2 Hurricane advantage in the
second quarter led to a 24-18
halftime lead for the 'Canes.
The result was the same, too,
as Citrus (9-1, 3-1) knocked
Lecanto (6-6, 1-3) from con-
tention for the No. 1 seed in Dis-
trict 5A-6 with a 53-48 victory It
sets up an intriguing district
showdown in the Hurricane
gym on Jan. 10, between CHS
and Dunnellon (8-3), which im-
proved to 3-0 in 5A-6 after dom-
inating Crystal River by a score


Cit 9.7; Kaine McColley, Lee 8.6; John Hess, CR 7.9; Tyler Pollard, CR
7.5; Thomas Vilardi, Lee 7.4; John Parry, CR 7.3; Ronnie Crowe, Lee 7.1.
Rebounds
Gage 11.8; Sawyer 5.6; Burich 5.3; Hess 4.8; Pollard 4.7; Carlton
Gadsen, CR4.6; Reynolds 4.5; Kaine McColley 4.5; Crowe 3.9.


of 64-31 last week. The Tigers
are the only team to beat Citrus,
a reigning district champion,
this season.
The 'Canes have prevailed in
five of their last eight meetings
with the Panthers, who they've
met six times in district tourna-
ment play over the last eight
seasons.


Twelve team steals six by
senior Devin Pryor, despite the
point guard sitting out four min-
utes in the fourth quarter while
in foul trouble helped lift Cit-
rus last Friday
Lecanto trailed 50-39 just be-
fore netting three 3s in a too-lit-
tle, too-late final minute. The
Panthers made seven 3s to the


lost mte game, said LISh neac
coach JeffAnderson, whose rel-
atively young team is getting
strong contributions from jun-
iors Darius Sawyer and Brandon
Burich but is otherwise strug-
gling to find consistent points.
"Those have been our Achilles
heels all year long, and they con-
tinue to baffle us."
Anderson's team fell by a
nearly identical score (54-48) on
the ensuing night at Ocala Trin-
ity Catholic (8-4 overall), as the
Panthers were victimized by 5-
foot-9 Celtic junior Christian
Clinton, who posted 26 points in
the game.


Some of the county's biggest
game-changers play the point. Re-
cently, the position gained another
dominant local player in Seven
Rivers Christian senior Adam Gage.
"We have no choice, we have to,"
SRCS head coach Jim Ervin said of
the move. "He can handle the pres-
sure and handle the ball."
Despite 30 points from Gage
(26.7 points per game), the Warriors
(2-5) suffered a 75-56 District 2A-3
setback to undefeated Leesburg
First Academy last Friday before los-
ing by the same score on the road to
Class 5A North Marion on Saturday.


Late-game heroics


Associated Press
Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague jumps to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack during
the third quarter Thursday in Cleveland. Atlanta defeated Cleveland 127-125 in double overtime.

Teague's clutch shot give Hawks 127-125 win over Cavs in OT


Associated Press

CLEVELAND Jeff Teague
scored a career-high 34 points, in-
cluding a 20-foot jumper at the
buzzer in the second overtime, to
give the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125
win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on
Thursday night.
Teague's fallaway jumper over
Tristan Thompson bounced off the
rim five times before falling
through the net to give Atlanta the
victory Teague fell to the floor after
shooting the ball and was mobbed
by his teammates.
Teague's 3-pointer with 4.9 sec-
onds left tied the game at 108-all in


the first overtime.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with
40 points, including 12 in the sec-
ond OT
Rockets 100, Grizzlies 92
HOUSTON James Harden
scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth
quarter, helping the Houston Rockets
rally for a 100-92 victory over the
Memphis Grizzlies.
Harden struggled from the field, going
2 for 9, but was 22 of 25 from the free
throw line. He made 9 of 11 foul shots in
the final quarter.
Jeremy Lin had 14 of his 18 points in
the fourth as Houston won for the third
time in four games. The Rockets were


coming off an impressive 111-98 victory
at San Antonio on Christmas.
Spurs 116, Mavericks 109
DALLAS Danny Green didn't miss
a shot in scoring 22 points, Tim Duncan
had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the
San Antonio Spurs took advantage of
the Dallas Mavericks' weakened front-
court for a 116-109 victory.
Mavericks centers Samuel Dalem-
bert and Brandan Wright were fighting
undisclosed illnesses and 6-foot-7
DeJuan Blair spent most of the night
guarding the 6-11 Duncan, who
recorded his 10th double-double this
season and 768th of his career.


Miami's Morris


excited for finale


Associated Press

CORAL GABLES -
Stephen Morris will leave
Miami ranking among its
all-time passing leaders in
completions, attempts and
yards. He's also leaving
with a degree, which
makes him particularly
proud.
Best of all, he's
leaving when he
should.
When the -
NCAA mess
over the acts
of a former a
booster struck
Miami in 2011, it
jeopardized Morris'
future. Bowl bans were
coming. Speculation was
rampant that massive
sanctions were on the way
And through it all, even
when things looked most
bleak, Morris never wa-
vered.
"I never even looked at
other schools. Didn't even
think about it," Morris
said. "That thought never
even crossed my mind.
Miami's my home and I
made a decision to come
here and I was going to
stick with it, no matter
what. I was going to make
the best out of this oppor-
tunity And if I left, who
else was going to leave?
That's not who I am. I
stand by my decisions."
Now, with his name all
over the Miami record
books already, Morris has
one more game before
hanging up his orange and
green for good. The Hurri-
canes take on No. 18
Louisville on Saturday in
the Russell Athletic Bowl
in Orlando, a matchup of
Miami natives at quarter-
back with Morris on one
side and the Cardinals'
Teddy Bridgewater on the
other
Morris needs 132 yards
to become the second
Miami quarterback ever
with two seasons of at least
3,000 passing yards, the
other being Gino Torretta.
But what's most important
to Morris is that the Hurri-
canes (9-3) have a chance
to finish with 10 wins for
the first time in a decade.
"That opportunity to win
10 games, that's what's
keeping me going," Morris
said. "It hasn't been done
here in so long. It isn't
about me, it's about the
seniors and everyone we
took this journey with. We
have an opportunity to just
win our last game, know-


ing it's our last game.
We've got a great opportu-
nity We haven't had this in
so long."
Miami didn't go to bowl
games in 2011 and 2012
while waiting for the
NCAA mess to become set-
tled. It's now a thing of the
past, and even though
Miami failed in its quest to
play in the Atlantic
Coast Confer-
ence champi-
onship game,
Morris be-
lieves that
the Hurri-
canes are on
the cusp of re-
turning to the na-
tional picture.
He's certain that Miami
coach Al Golden has the
Hurricanes pointed the
right way
"It's a huge change and a
huge shift in direction
from where we were going
to where we are now,"
Morris said. "He taught me
how to be a man, how to be
a face of a program but
how to be humble at the
same time. I'm going to re-
member what he taught
me forever You can't lead
without following first. It
took me some time, but to
have the respect of these
guys, that means every-
thing to me and he taught
me how to make that hap-
pen."
Golden preaches disci-
pline and leadership, and
as his tenure at Miami
grows more roots, he's
found that his players have
assumed more and more
control of their own locker
room.
It's the players like Mor-
ris, he said, who have
made that possible.
"Just to see him develop
and his leadership de-
velop and everything he's
worked for and everything
he's fought for, it truly is
incredible," Miami offen-
sive lineman Brandon Lin-
der said. "I look up to him.
I take some of the things
he does and I work with
them. The things he does
right, I put them in my
toolbox, the way he speaks
in public and his leader-
ship qualities. I appreciate
those things."
Adds Miami backup
quarterback Ryan
Williams, who followed
Morris into graduation
earlier this month and will
likely follow him as the
starter in 2014: "He likes to
have fun, but he's focused.
He's always focused."


Michigan St., Stanford prepare for Rose Bowl


Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -
Michigan State coach
Mark Dantonio declined
to give any details about
the suspension of starting
linebacker Max Bullough
when the Spartans joined
Stanford at Disneyland
on Thursday to kick off
their week of Rose Bowl
preparations.
The school announced
Bullough's suspension late
Wednesday In Orange
County several hours later,
Dantonio only confirmed
that Bullough violated a
team rule.
"We've climbed the lad-
der to get here, and now


we have to finish it and
win the game," Dantonio
said.
Spartans linebacker
Kyler Elsworth knows Bul-
lough will be missed when
Michigan State takes on
the Pac-12 champion Car-
dinal in Pasadena on
Wednesday Bullough fin-
ished the season with 76
tackles, including 9 1/2 for
loss.
"We've had to climb hills
and adversity before,"
said Elsworth, who is
splitting first-team work at
middle linebacker in Bul-
lough's absence. "We all
have to pick it up and
make the best of the situa-
tion. We need to fight for


60 minutes."
With the backdrop of
Sleeping Beauty Castle
and a 16-piece orchestra
on a beautiful summer-like
Southern California day,
the teams kicked off
preparations for the 100th
edition of the Rose Bowl.
No. 4 Stanford (11-2) is
making its second consec-
utive Rose Bowl appear-
ance, playing in its fourth
straight BCS bowl game.
The No. 5 Spartans (12-1),
the Big Ten champs, are
appearing in the Rose
Bowl for the first time in
26 years.
The suspension of a key
Michigan State player took
Stanford coach David


Shaw by surprise.
"I feel sad for (Bul-
lough)," Shaw said. "But as
a coach, I understand what
you have to do some times.
A team is not one person."
The Cardinal's powerful
offense will be even
tougher to stop without
Bullough in the middle of
the Spartans' defense.
Stanford is led by Tyler
Gaffney, who has rushed
for 1,618 yards, including
nine 100-yard games. Re-
ceiver Ty Montgomery has
2,093 all-purpose yards
and is first in the nation in
kickoff return average.
The Cardinal defense is
led by linebacker Trent
Murphy, who leads the na-


tion with 14 1/2 sacks, and
Shayne Skov, who
recorded 100 tackles.
"Us seniors are leaving
our legacy at Stanford,"
Murphy said. "We want to
win badly"
But Michigan State has
won nine consecutive
games heading into the
fifth Rose Bowl appear-
ance in school history
The Spartans are led by
running back Jeremy
Langford, who has rushed
for 1,338 yards and 17
touchdowns, and quarter-
back Connor Cook who has
thrown for 2,433 yards and
20 TDs.
In Bullough's absence,
the Michigan State de-


fense must rally around
star defensive back Dar-
queze Dennard and top
defensive lineman
Shilique Calhoun. The
Spartans still have one of
the nation's top defenses,
holding its opponents to an
average of 80.8 yards rush-
ing per game.
Both Shaw and Dantonio
expect a physical battle.
"This is one of the best
teams we've faced," Shaw
said. "They're athletic,
fast and they run right at
you. They're a lot of simi-
larities between the two
teams. We have to stay fo-
cused and play smart with
an attitude and have the
right mindset."


SPORTS


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013 B3




B4 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013



NBA standings
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 11 15 .423 -
Boston 12 17 .414 1
NewYork 9 19 .321 3
Brooklyn 9 19 .321 3
Philadelphia 8 20 .286 4
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 22 6 .786 -
Atlanta 16 13 .552 6/2
Charlotte 14 15 .483 81
Washington 12 13 .480 8/2
Orlando 8 20 .286 14
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Indiana 23 5 .821 -
Detroit 14 16 .467 10
Chicago 11 16 .407 11/2
Cleveland 10 18 .357 13
Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 23 7 .767 -
Houston 20 11 .645 3/2
Dallas 16 13 .552 6/2
New Orleans 12 14 .462 9
Memphis 12 16 .429 10
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Portland 23 5 .821 -
Oklahoma City 23 5 .821 -
Denver 14 13 .519 8/2
Minnesota 13 15 .464 10
Utah 8 23 .258 16/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 20 10 .667 -
Phoenix 17 10 .630 1/2
Golden State 17 13 .567 3
L.A. Lakers 13 16 .448 6/2
Sacramento 8 19 .296 10/2
Wednesday's Games
Chicago 95, Brooklyn 78
Oklahoma City 123, NewYork 94
Miami 101, L.A. Lakers 95
Houston 111, San Antonio 98
Golden State 105, L.A. Clippers 103
Thursday's Games
Atlanta 127, Cleveland 125,20T
Houston 100, Memphis 92
San Antonio 116, Dallas 107
L.A. Clippers at Portland, late
Today's Games
Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Toronto at NewYork, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m.
Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m.
Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m.
NewYork at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m.
Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Miami at Portland, 10 p.m.
Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.



Bowl glance
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 '0' Brady's Bowl
At St. Petersburg
East Carolina 37, Ohio 20
Tuesday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
Oregon State 38, Boise State 23
Thursday, Dec. 26
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
At Detroit
Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5),
late
Today, 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 NewYork
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
Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m.
(ESPN)
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
AtTempe, Ariz.
Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15
p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Dec. 30
Armed Forces Bowl
At Fort Worth, Texas
MiddleTennessee (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 VI00 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)


CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


For the record


== Florida LOTTERY


Here are the winning numbers selected
Thursday in the Florida Lottery:
CASH 3 (early)
O,, ^ ~3-7-9
SCASH 3 (late)
1-5-3

PLAY 4 (early)
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FANTASY 5
2-10-17-21-23

Wednesday's winningnumbers and payouts:


Powerball: 23 28 38 39 56
Powerball: 32
5-of-5 PB 1 winner $74 million
No Florida winner
5-of-5 1 winner $1 million
No Florida winners
Fantasy 5:8 24 28 34 36
5-of-5 2 winners $88,844.91
4-of-5 228 $125.50
3-of-5 7,223 $11.00


Lotto: 4
6-of-6
5-of-6
4-of-6
3-of-6


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No winner
43 $3,137.00
1,583 $65.50
30,017 $5.00


Players should verify
winning numbers by
calling 850-487-7777
or at www.flalottery.com.


On the AIRWAVES

TODAY'S SPORTS
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
7 p.m. (ESPNU) Northern Kentucky at North Carolina
8 p.m. (FS1) Lafayette at Seton Hall
NBA
7 p.m. (FSNFL) Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic
8 p.m. (NBA) Washington Wizards at Minnesota Timberwolves
10 p.m. (SUN) Miami Heat at Sacramento Kings
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
7:30 a.m. (ESPNU) Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois vs.
Utah State (Taped)
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Military Bowl Marshall vs. Maryland
6 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl Minnesota vs. Syracuse
9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl BYU vs.
Washington
12 a.m. (ESPNU) Texas Bowl Minnesota vs. Syracuse
(Same-day Tape)
1:30 a.m. (ESPN2) Military Bowl Marshall vs. Maryland
(Same-day Tape)
3 a.m. (ESPNU) Military Bowl Marshall vs. Maryland
(Same-day Tape)
HOCKEY
9 a.m. (NHL) 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship:
Slovakia vs. Germany
OLYMPICS
8 p.m. (NBCSPT) U.S. Olympic Trials Speed Skating
TENNIS
7 p.m. (TENNIS) Mubadala World Tennis Championships,
First Match (Same-day Tape)
9 p.m. (TENNIS) Mubadala World Tennis Championships,
Second Match (Same-day Tape)
WINTER SPORTS
10 p.m. (NBCSPT) Snowboarding U.S. Grand Prix: Ski
Slopestyle and Snowboard Halfpipe (Taped)

Note: Times and channels are subject to change at the
discretion of the network. If you are unable to locate a game
on the listed channel, please contact your cable provider.



Prep CALENDAR

TODAY'S PREP SPORTS
Chris Nichols Christmas Classic at Lecanto High School
GIRLS BASKETBALL
2:30 p.m. Citrus vs. North Marion
4 p.m. Lecanto vs. South Lake
BOYS BASKETBALL
5:30 p.m. Forest vs. East Lake


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)


Nebraska
(ESPN2)


Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville
(8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon


Capital One Bowl
At Orlando
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1
p.m. (ABC)
Outback Bowl
At Tampa
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
GoDaddycom Bowl
At Mobile, Ala.
Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9
p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 6
BCS National Championship
At Pasadena, Calif.
Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30
p.m. (ESPN)



NHL standings
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division


GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Boston 37 2510 2 52106 77
TampaBay 37 2311 3 49106 87
Montreal 38 2213 3 47 96 84
Detroit 39 1713 9 43 99 108
Toronto 39 1816 5 41106 113
Ottawa 39 1517 7 37111 126
Florida 38 1419 5 33 88 123
Buffalo 37 1024 3 23 66 105
Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Pittsburgh 39 2711 1 55121 88
Washington 37 1914 4 42117 112
Philadelphia 37 1716 4 38 93 104
N.Y Rangers 38 1818 2 38 88 102
New Jersey 38 1516 7 37 92 99
Columbus 37 1617 4 36101 106
Carolina 37 1415 8 36 86 105
N.Y Islanders 38 1120 7 29 96 129
WESTERN CONFERENCE


Chicago
St. Louis
Colorado
Minnesota
Dallas
Winnipeg
Nashville


Anaheim
Los Angeles
San Jose
Vancouver
Phoenix
Calgary
Edmonton


Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
39 26 7 6 58145 107
36 24 7 5 53128 85
36 2310 3 49106 88
39 2014 5 45 88 96
36 1812 6 42106 107
39 1618 5 37103 116
37 1617 4 36 85 109
Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
39 27 7 5 59127 98
38 25 9 4 54106 76
37 23 8 6 52121 94
39 2211 6 50106 93
36 1910 7 45111 110
37 1417 6 34 95 118
39 1224 3 27101 135


NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over-
time loss.
Wednesday's Games
No games scheduled
Thursday's Games
No games scheduled
Today's Games
Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
N.Y Rangers atWashington, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m.
San Jose at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Montreal atTampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Florida, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at N.Y Islanders, 7 p.m.
Chicago atSt. Louis, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Edmonton, 10 p.m.


Former Orioles star
Paul Blair dies at 69
BALTIMORE Paul Blair, the eight-
time Gold Glove center fielder who
helped the Baltimore Orioles win World
Series titles in 1966 and 1970, has died.
He was 69.
Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hos-
pital of Baltimore, according to a hospital
spokeswoman.
Blair was with the Orioles from 1964-
76. He then played for the New York Yan-
kees winning World Series in 1977
and 1978 and the Cincinnati Reds.
In 17 seasons in the majors, he hit
.250 with 134 home runs, 620 RBIs and
171 stolen bases. Blair appeared in six
World Series, two All-Star games and
won Gold Gloves in 1967 and 1969-75.
In the 1966 World Series, Blair home-
red for the only run in Baltimore's Game
3 victory over Los Angeles. The Orioles
swept the Dodgers for their first cham-
pionship.
Blair led the Orioles in the 1970 World
Series with a .474 average in Baltimore's
five-game victory over Cincinnati. That
season, he hit three home runs and had
six RBIs in a game against the Chicago
White Sox.
Nnamdi Asomugha to
retire after 11 seasons
ALAMEDA, Calif. Former All-Pro
cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will retire
after 11 years in the NFL.
The Raiders said Asomugha will an-
nounce his retirement officially at a news
conference at team headquarters Friday.
Asomugha had his greatest success in
the NFL with the Raiders after being
drafted in the first round out of California
in 2003. He earned three Pro Bowl selec-
tions in eight seasons in Oakland and was
a first-team All-Pro in 2008 and 2010.
Asomugha struggled after joining
Philadelphia as a high-profile free agent





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Green rallied, tying it at 17 on the re-
turn by Gates to start the third.
Bowling Green appeared to catch a
break on the kick return by Gates. A
tussle behind the play drew a flag as
Gates approached the goal line, but
officials ruled that the touchdown
stood, with offsetting penalties after
the play
The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl faces
an uncertain future now that the De-
troit Lions have decided to get in the
bowl business and will host a game
next season. If this game vanishes




FLYER
Continued from Page BI

the alley-oop they pulled off in the
waning seconds of last season's district
championship game against West Port,
when Franklin fed Pryor for a dunk
that culminated a late overtime burst
that gave the team its first district title
since the 2004-05 season.
"They like each other, too," Dens-
more said. "They'll just as soon give
the other one the ball as shoot it.
They're both so unselfish that they feel
like if one of them scores, they both
score.
"It ain't bad having two 20-point
guys," he added.
Franklin said he was nervous and
reticent to take shots when he first
came up to varsity near the end of his
freshman season, but he gained confi-
dence with Pryor's help.
"Over the years," Franklin recalled,
"Devin's been telling me, 'you just play
your game.' I started getting a lot more
comfortable last year, and this year it's
just normal. It's just basketball."
Franklin, who averaged 11.2 points
a game in making the Chronicle's all-
county boys' basketball team as a
sophomore, particularly enjoys play-




LeBRON
Continued from Page B1

against San Antonio. In Game 7,
James was at his best, scoring 37
points, including the jump shot with
27.9 seconds left that essentially was
the clincher.
"He always rises to the occasion
when it matters the most," Heat
coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Business-wise, James is booming.
Some estimate his annual income
around $60 million, less than one-
third of that being made on the
court. His wife has opened a juice
bar in Miami, and David Beckham


wants James to be part of the Major
League Soccer team he plans on
bringing to South Florida in the next
couple years.
Countless people want to align
with James. Few make him listen.
Beckham did.
"You want to be a part of it, but it
has to feel real to you," James said.
"You don't want to do something that
doesn't feel much to you, that you're
just doing for the money We all have
money For me, my time is more than
money at this point in my life."
James has another "decision" to


in 2011.
NBA: Griffin shouldn't
have been ejected
NEW YORK The NBA said Thurs-
day that its referees made a mistake
when they ejected Los Angeles forward
Blake Griffin in the Clippers' 105-103 loss
at Golden State on Wednesday night.
Griffin was ejected for his second tech-
nical with 10:43 remaining after scuffling
with Andrew Bogut, following Warriors for-
ward Draymond Green to the showers
after they got into it at the end of the third.
Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of
basketball operations, said: "After a
league review of the Clippers-Warriors
game, we have come to the conclusion
that Blake Griffin should not have been
ejected from the game.
A common foul should have been
called on Griffin for initially attempting to
dislodge the Warriors'Andrew Bogut and
a technical foul should have been as-
sessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by
the shirt and wrestling with him."
Jets' Cromartie 'definitely'
open to redoing deal
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -Antonio
Cromartie says he's "definitely" open to
restructuring his contract to assure his
return next season, and adds he'd like to
retire someday as a member of the New
York Jets.
The veteran cornerback will count
nearly $15 million against the team's
salary cap next season, so it's possible
the Jets could be looking to cut Cromar-
tie or have him rework his deal. But Cro-
martie says Thursday that "this is where I
want to be" and adds that his family
wants to remain in the New Jersey area.
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes also
recently said he'd be open to reworking
his contract.
From wire reports



from the bowl lineup, this was an en-
tertaining finale.
Conner put Pitt ahead 7-3 with a
15-yard scoring run near the end of
the first quarter.
The Falcons rallied thanks in part
to an ill-timed loss of discipline by
Donald. The senior defensive tackle
picked up an unsportsmanlike con-
duct penalty with Bowling Green
about to punt from its own territory
The Falcons ended up scoring on the
drive when Alex Bayer took Johnson's
short pass on fourth-and-1 and turned
it into a 29-yard touchdown to make it
17-10.
Savage completed eight passes in
the first half. Seven of them went to
Boyd, for 111 yards.


ing defense and blocking shots. In the
team's 53-48 win at Lecanto last Fri-
day, he blocked two shots on one Pan-
ther possession. He said defense will
decide how far his 'Canes can go this
season, and he expects his cousin Sam
Franklin to be a critical component to-
ward that end. Sam Franklin is a
standout post player who is set to re-
turn in January after serving a sus-
pension from football.
"His style of play is exactly what we
like get the ball and go, make some-
thing happen fast and get back on de-
fense, so it's really going to help out.
He brings a lot of athleticism, too.
"It's been lackadaisical at times, but
I think we're coming together on de-
fense. Coach emphasizes defense a lot
A good defense makes a good offense.
If we focus on defense then the points
will come."
The defense gives Desmond
Franklin lots of dunk opportunities in
transition.
"Every time I get a steal," he said,
"I'm thinking about dunking it. It's a
big momentum swing, and Coach
knows if I get the opportunity I'm
going to try It's not going to happen
every time, I'm going to miss some-
times, but everyone knows I can dunk
it and in my mind I'm going to dunk it
every time."



make in 2014. He can become a free
agent again this summer, though still
smarting from the circus atmosphere
that followed him during his final
season with the Cleveland Cavaliers
four years ago, James is staying
largely silent on what might happen.
He insists he has no idea.
"I'm so zoned in on what my task is
here this year that it's hard to think
about anything else," James said. 'A
guy the other day asked me what I'm
going to do for New Year's, and I
haven't even thought about that."
When asked if there's anything he
doesn't like about Miami, James of-
fered few complaints, other than the
often-clogged street- Biscayne


Boulevard, or U.S. 1 that leads to
the arena the Heat call home.
"What is there not to like about
Miami?" James said. "It is a home.
My family is very happy; I'm very
comfortable. But U.S. 1? I wish that
was a highway"
Bear in mind, he's not always un-
happy when that street is grid-
locked.
The last two years, he's been
largely responsible for hundreds of
thousands of people lining that road
for Heat championship parades.
And if he gets his way, they'll be
back next June.


I S P RTS B RI FS-


SCOREBOARD




CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


Rodgers set to return for Packers


Green Bay

QB will start

vs. Bears

Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -
Aaron Rodgers has been
cleared to return from a
left collarbone injury, just
in time to start Sunday for
the Packers against the
Chicago Bears in a game to
decide the NFC North title.
With no advance warn-
ing and little fanfare, the
franchise quarterback re-
ceived the long-awaited
good news at the same
time as the rest of his
teammates Thursday
"This is a fun day for
me, but I think the focus
needs to be on this game
and the opportunity we


have to win the division,"
Rodgers said.
Soon enough. But the
spotlight for now is
squarely on the return of
one of the NFL's most ir-
replaceable players.
Green Bay (7-7-1) is 2-5-1
since Rodgers went down
during the first series of a
27-20 loss Nov 4 to
Chicago. The Packers
have managed to hang on,
with a shot to win a third
straight division title with
a victory Sunday at Sol-
dier Field.
"I'll start with the an-
nouncement that we're
preparing for the Chicago
Bears with Aaron Rodgers
as our starting quarter-
back," coach Mike Mc-
Carthy told reporters
Thursday after practice.
Win and Green Bay re-
turns to Lambeau Field the
following weekend to host
a wild-card team in the


Associated Press
Coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday that Green
Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be back after
missing seven games because of a left collarbone injury.


first round of the playoffs.
"We're in it. You know
we have a chance against
our rivals, and what a bet-
ter way than to go down
there and get some re-
demption and host a home
playoff game," Rodgers
said.
The last two months
have been filled with


angst for Packers fans.
Discussions about
whether Rodgers should
risk future injury or re-
turn to bolster Green
Bay's playoff chances
have filled sports talk
radio shows and holiday
office parties.
Now imagine what it
was like for the Packers'


brass and team doctor.
The organization made a
big investment in Rodgers
this past offseason, sign-
ing him to a five-year con-
tract extension through
the 2019 season worth as
much as $110 million.
"Every football player
that plays in this game
Sunday will have risk. I
think we all understand
that," McCarthy said. "So
we've done our due dili-
gence. We've gone through
all the evaluations and we
feel it is time. Aaron is
ready to play"
Finally at 8:05 a.m.
Thursday, McCarthy gave
the official word at a
team meeting. No rous-
ing speeches or rounds of
applause.
"The scene? We were
sitting in the team room
and he told us," Rodgers
said matter-of-factly.
"That was the scene."


Another strong year


Bucs'Jackson

having Pro

Bowl-caliber

campaign

Associated Press

TAMPA During a
season in which little
has gone right for Tampa
Bay's sputtering offense,
receiver Vincent Jack-
son has quietly put to-
gether another Pro
Bowl-caliber season for
the Buccaneers.
The ninth-year pro's ac-
complishments for an in-
jury-riddled unit that
ranked 29th in the NFL in
scoring and last in passing
and total offense have
been overshadowed by a
4-11 record that not only
will keep the Bucs out of
the playoffs for the sixth
straight year but could
also prompt the team's
third coaching change
since 2007.
Heading into Sunday's
season finale at New Or-
leans, the three-time Pro
Bowl selection has a ca-
reer-best 74 receptions for
1,189 yards and seven
touchdowns. It's his third
straight 1,000-yard season,
second with Tampa Bay
Jackson's done it de-
spite the Bucs' messy split
with quarterback Josh
Freeman, who lost his job
to rookie Mike Glennon
less than a month into this
season.
And despite the team
not having another proven
offensive playmaker on
the field for much of the
year
"I've never been a stats
guy," said Jackson, who
played the first seven
years of his career with
the San Diego Chargers.
"I've been fortunate


Associated Press
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has his fifth 1,000-yard
season in the past six years.


enough to have solid num-
bers, but being a starting
receiver in this league
you're expected at some
point to produce at a cer-
tain level.
"I just really believe in
this system. ... I trust our
coaches are going to put
me in position to be suc-
cessful," he added. "Each
and every year, I come


into training camp with a
beginner's mentality (be-
lieving) I can learn more,
I can get better, I can im-
prove on my craft, and I
continue to work on that
each and every week."
The Bucs signed Jack-
son in free agency before
the 2012 season, giving
him a five-year, $55.55 mil-
lion that was written in all


5's in honor of Freeman,
who wore jersey No. 5.
And while Freeman
prospered in his only full
season of throwing to Jack-
son, becoming Tampa Bay's
first 4,000-yard passer, the
young quarterback's incon-
sistency eventually cost
him the starting job.
With Glennon at quar-
terback, the Bucs have


continued to struggle of-
fensively, sinking to last in
the league statistically
while posting new season
lows for total yardage in
four of the past five
games.
While Gerald McCoy,
Lavonte David and Dar-
relle Revis have had strong
seasons on defense, when
the NFC selections for the
Pro Bowl are announced
Friday, Jackson figures to
be the only Tampa Bay of-
fensive player who has
much of a chance at mak-
ing the squad.
Teammates say he's de-
serving.
"He's having a great
year and been such a huge
part of our offense," Glen-
non said.
"He's been such an em-
phasis from a defensive
scouting standpoint that
you have to give him so
much more credit than
maybe he's even (re-
ceived) because every-
one's keying on him so
much," Glennon added.
"And yet, even with them
keying on him, he still
makes a lot of big plays."
In addition to putting to-
gether his fifth 1,000-yard
season in the past six years,
Jackson is averaging 16.1
yards per catch and has four
100-yard games this year
while also providing much-
needed leadership on and
off the field for a young
team that's played hard, if
not always very well.
"Despite the record, guys
have to believe we're play-
ing for each other You're
playing for the name on the
back, obviously and that
emblem on the helmet,
representing your city, rep-
resenting your organization
that's given you a job and
given you an opportunity,"
Jackson said.
"I think we have that
here, we have the right
kind of leaders in this
locker room and out on
the field," he added.


NFL STATISTICS


y-New Eng
Miami
N.Y Jets
Buffalo

y-lndianap
Tennessee
Jacksonvill
Houston

y-Cincinna
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

y-Denver
x-KansasC
San Diego
Oakland


Philadelph
Dallas
N.Y Giants
Washingto

x-Carolina
New Orlea
Atlanta
Tampa Bay

Chicago
Green Bay
Detroit
Minnesota


NFL standings
AFC
East
W L T Pct PF F
land 11 4 0 .733 410 3'
8 7 0 .533 310 3'
7 8 0 .467 270 3i
6 9 0 .400 319 35
South
W L T Pct PF F
olis 10 5 0 .667 361 3;
S 6 9 0 .400 346 3;
Ie 4 11 0 .267 237 41
2 13 0 .133 266 41
North
W L T Pct PF F
ti 10 5 0 .667 396 2i
8 7 0 .533 303 31
7 8 0 .467 359 3f
4 11 0 .267 301 3i
West
W L T Pct PF F
12 3 0 .800 572 3i
;ity 11 4 0 .733 406 2;
8 7 0 .533 369 3;
4 11 0 .267 308 41
NFC
East
W L T Pct PF F
ia 9 6 0 .600 418 3f
8 7 0 .533 417 4(
S 6 9 0 .400 274 3;
n 3 12 0 .200 328 4'
South
W L T Pct PF F
11 4 0 .733 345 22
ns 10 5 0 .667 372 2i
4 11 0 .267 333 4,
S 4 11 0 .267 271 3'
North
W L T Pct PF F
8 7 0 .533 417 4'
7 7 1 .500 384 4(
7 8 0 .467 382 3f
4 10 1 .300 377 4f


West
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222
x-San Francisco 11 4 0 .733 383 252
Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301
St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Sunday's 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
Monday's Game
San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24
Sunday, Dec. 29
Houston atTennessee, 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.
NFL playoff scenarios
AFC
Clinched
Denver AFC West and first-round bye


New England AFC East
Cincinnati -AFC North
Indianapolis AFC South
Kansas City playoff spot
Denver (at Oakland)
Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC play-
offs with:
-Win or tie, OR
New England loss or tie
New England (vs. Buffalo)
Clinches first-round bye with:
-Win or tie, OR
Cincinnati loss or tie and Indianapolis loss or tie
Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC play-
offs with:
-Win and Denver loss
Cincinnati (vs. Baltimore)
Clinches first-round bye with:
-Win and New England loss
Indianapolis (vs. Jacksonville)
Clinches first-round bye with:
-Win and New England loss and Cincinnati loss or
tie
Miami (vs. N.Y. Jets)
Clinches playoff spot with:
-Win and Baltimore loss or tie, OR
-Win and San Diego win, OR
-Tie and Baltimore loss and San Diego loss or tie,
OR
Tie and Baltimore tie and San Diego tie
Baltimore (at Cincinnati)
Clinches playoff spot with:
Win and San Diego loss or tie, OR
-Win and Miami loss or tie, OR
-Tie and Miami loss and San Diego loss ortie, OR
-Tie and Miami tie and San Diego loss, OR
Miami loss and San Diego loss and Pittsburgh loss
or tie
San Diego (vs. Kansas City)
Clinches playoff spot with:
-Win and Miami loss or tie and Baltimore loss or tie,
OR
Tie and Miami loss and Baltimore loss
Pittsburgh (vs. Cleveland)
Clinches playoff spot with:
-Win and Miami loss and Baltimore loss and San


Diego loss
NFC
Clinched
Seattle playoff spot
Carolina -playoff spot
San Francisco playoff spot
Seattle (vs. St. Louis)
Clinches NFC West and home-field advantage
throughout NFC playoffs with:
-Win or tie, OR
San Francisco loss or tie
Carolina (at Atlanta)
Clinches NFC South and a first-round bye with:
-Win or tie, OR
New Orleans loss or tie
Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC play-
offs with:
-Win and Seattle loss and San Francisco win
Philadelphia (at Dallas)
Clinches NFC East division with:
-Win or tie
Chicago (vs. Green Bay)
Clinches NFC North with:
-Win or tie
San Francisco (at Arizona)
Clinches NFC West and first-round bye with:
-Win and Seattle loss
Clinches NFC West and home-field advantage
throughout NFC playoffs with:
-Win and Seattle loss and Carolina loss ortie
New Orleans (vs. Tampa Bay)
Clinches NFC South and first-round bye with:
-Win and Carolina loss
Clinches playoff spot with:
-Win, OR
-Tie and Arizona tie, OR
-Arizona loss
Arizona (vs. San Francisco)
Clinches playoff spot with:
-Win and New Orleans loss or tie, OR
-Tie and New Orleans loss
Dallas (vs. Philadelphia)
Clinches NFC East with:
-Win
Green Bay (at Chicago)
Clinches NFC North with:
-Win


NFL


yards for a sixth straight
season, which would put
the Titans running back in
exclusive company.
He's going to try and reach
the milestone Sunday in what
might be his last game in a
Tennessee uniform because
of his very pricey contract.
Johnson is due $8 million
in 2014, part of $29 million
he's due over the next three
seasons. Yet Johnson
needs what would be his
second-best performance
this season when he plays
Houston to avoid the worst
rushing year of his career.
From wire reports


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013 B5






Bucs place DE
Bowers on
injured reserve
TAMPA-TheTampa
Bay Buccaneers have
placed defensive end
Da'Quan Bowers on injured
reserve and filled the roster
opening by signing defen-
sive lineman Scott Solomon.
Bowers is a third-year pro
who had a disappointing
season, finishing with seven
tackles and one sack. He
sat out last week's loss at
St. Louis with a sore knee
and becomes the 16th
player the Bucs have placed
on injured reserve this year.
Solomon was a seventh-
round draft pick of the Ten-
nessee Titans in 2012.
Jaguars' Hayes,
Gratz will miss
game vs. Colts
JACKSONVILLE The
Jacksonville Jaguars will be
without two defensive
starters for Sunday's sea-
son finale at Indianapolis.
Linebacker Geno Hayes
(knee) will miss his second
straight game and corner-
back Dwayne Gratz (ankle),
who has started seven con-
secutive games, will miss the
contest against the Colts.
Hayes had started all 14
of the Jaguars' games prior
to last Sunday's matchup
with Tennessee. Jaguars
coach Gus Bradley said Fri-
day that Hayes will have his
knee scoped.
The coach says, "We
were trying to get him to
come back but there's too
much going on and that's
the best thing for him."
Bradley indicated that
neither Hayes nor Gratz
would be placed on IR.
NFL players still
hiding, playing
with concussions
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -
Detroit Lions tight end Dorin
Dickerson is the latest NFL
player to stay in a game
with a concussion.
He joined a list that is
likely long.
Buffalo Bills safety Jim
Leonhard and Tennessee
Titans safety George Wil-
son both acknowledged this
week they have played with
concussions in the past.
San Diego Chargers
safety Eric Weddle said, "of
course it happens," be-
cause players don't want to
come out of games for fear
of losing their jobs or roles.
Dickerson didn't tell the
Lions' medical staff immedi-
ately about his concussion.
He later dropped a pass
and was called for holding in
overtime of Sunday's 23-20
loss to the New York Giants.
Vikings to honor
Birk before final
Metrodome game
MINNEAPOLIS -The
Minnesota Vikings plan to
honor former center Matt
Birk before their final game
at the Metrodome Sunday.
Birk will serve as an hon-
orary captain for the Vikings
game against the Detroit
Lions.
The Vikings originally
drafted Birk in the sixth
round of the 1998 NFL Draft.
He spent 11 seasons with
the Vikings and four seasons
with the Baltimore Ravens.
Birk earned Pro Bowl hon-
ors six times during his ca-
reer. He was the 2011 NFL
Walter Payton Man of the
Year and capped his NFL
career as a member of the
Ravens team that won the
Super Bowl last February.
Titans' Johnson:
Future sort of out
of his hands
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Chris Johnson needs only
50 yards to reach 1,000




CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


CR runner-up



Not afraid to flat Gulf Duals
STONY CASTRO Coast Technical in
y Correspondent Brooksville.


MATT PFIFFNER/Chronicle
Lecanto senior Matthew Wheat is 5-2 overall this season, after an injury took away about half of his junior campaign.

Lecanto wrestling captain Wheat heading to USAF


TONY CASTRO
Correspondent

Lecanto senior Matthew Wheat
can't be stereotyped as a typical
wrestler
Matt, who was born in Ocala, is
the youngest of four children to
Darrell and Ellen Wheat.
Shortly after Matt's birth, the
Wheats relocated to Citrus Springs
- and have never left.
At 5-foot-5 and 160 pounds, the 17-
year-old Wheat isn't your prototyp-
ical-size prep athlete.
He's built like a fire plug short
and stocky and lettered in foot-
ball for the Panthers as a freshman,
sophomore and senior
This past season, he started at
center for the first three games, be-
fore switching to right guard.
He was also a member of the
weightlifting team as a freshman
and sophomore.
Though considered "smallish" by
football standards, he found his
niche on the Panther mats.
He's in the midst of earning his
fourth wrestling letter
This winter, he serves as team
captain.
His family had encouraged to
compete on the mats since he en-
tered LHS.
"My dad and uncle both wres-
tled," Wheat pointed out. "My


Uncle Ray was a state champion
from Alaska. I always thought I'd
wrestle once I got to high school.
I'm small for football, but I have the
perfect body type for wrestling."
Wheat's foray into the sport has-
n't been filled with press clippings.
'As a freshman, I was horrible,"
he recalled. "It was really tough.
After my sophomore year, I went to
summer camp at Brandon with the
Citrus County Wrestling Club. That
experience changed my approach."
According to Wheat, his biggest
strength on the mat is his mental
toughness.
"So much of wrestling is about
being mentally prepared," Wheat
detailed. "What I enjoy the most is
the confidence the sport gives you.
If you can wrestle, there's really
nothing you can't do."
In Wheat's eyes, wrestling is cut
above other team sports.
"In wrestling, all the pressure (to
succeed) is on you," he said. "The
more the success; the more the
pressure. I'm kind of a conserva-
tive-type guy I don't brag. I've
learned how to deal with it better"
On the mats, Wheat hasn't ever
reached the regional level.
As a sophomore during the Dis-
trict 2A-7 Tournament at Hernando,
he was pinned twice at 145 pounds.
After winter following a 5-1 start,
Wheat suffered a dislocated elbow


and was forced to the sidelines.
This winter, he's opened the sea-
son basically where he left off last
year at 5-2.
Unlike many of his mat brethren,
he's not wrapped up in individual
numbers.
"I'm the team captain," Wheat
said. "My job is teaching the
younger guys the ropes. My respon-
sibilities are centered about acting
as a leader and setting a positive in-
fluence in practice and in the class-
room."
Wheat carries a 3.4 grade point
average and enjoys social studies
and English.
He's not expecting to compete in
wrestling at the next level, but is
looking forward toward a career
with the United States Air Force -
most likely in a mechanical capacity
His family has helped shape his
career path.
His brother is currently stationed
with the U.S. Army in Germany
while his sister, who just graduated
from FSU, has been commissioned
as an officer in the Air Force.
He plans to officially enlist "in a
couple of weeks."
"I see my role in the future as a
problem-solver I'd like to make the
world a better place," Wheat said.
"My legacy is about leaving a posi-
tive influence with everyone I've
ever met."


New offense in town


UF announces

hire ofDuke's

Roper as OC

Associated Press

GAINESVILLE -
Florida is turning to Duke's
Kurt Roper to improve the
Southeastern Conference's
worst offense.
Coach Will Muschamp
is counting on Roper's
previous success in the
league and his experience
with an up-tempo scheme
to get it done.
Muschamp announced
Roper's hire Thursday,
three days after he agreed
to take the job.
"He has a diverse, up-
tempo background on of-
fense and does a good job
of adapting to what the
players do best,"
Muschamp said. "The most
important thing, though, is
he has always remained
balanced. He has had suc-
cess calling plays in the
SEC and has tutored three
NFL quarterbacks. He has
had players produce at
every offensive position
and he is one of the most
well-respected coaches in
the country"
Roper is leaving the
same position at Duke. He
also was an assistant head
coach with the Blue Devils.
Roper spent hours in-
terviewing for the job with
Muschamp on Monday He
will remain with Duke
through the Chick-fil-A
Bowl on Tuesday night.
"I feel like this was the
right situation for me and
my family at the right
time," Roper said on a con-
ference call with reporters.


Associated Press
Duke offensive coach Kurt Roper, third from left, has been hired to become the
University of Florida's new offensive coordinator.


"It's obviously a great uni-
versity that has a great tra-
dition, and I look forward
to trying to add to that"
The Gators (4-8) are com-
ing off their first losing sea-
son since 1979. Muschamp
wants to overhaul the of-
fense after three consecu-
tive years ranked worse
than 100th nationally in
total yards. Muschamp
fired offensive coordinator
Brent Pease and offensive
line coach Tim Davis less
than 24 hours after the sea-
son ended.
Duke coach David Cut-
cliffe said Roper's coach-
ing style includes
"intensity, tempo and
quality of repetition."
"From the minute they
hit the field, it's going to
be intense," Cutcliffe said.
"I wouldn't call him a laid-
back football coach by any
stretch of the imagination.
It's going to be what we
call treat the ground like a


hot stove. If you hit the
ground, you better get up
running. And you know by
the time they get on the
field until they get off,
they're going to be moving
and getting a bunch of
quality reps so I would
call it very intense."
An 18-year coaching
veteran, Roper spent six
seasons as Duke's offen-
sive coordinator. He has
14 years of experience
coaching quarterbacks,
including working with
NFL quarterbacks Eli
Manning (N.Y Giants),
Sean Renfree (Atlanta
Falcons) and Thaddeus
Lewis (Buffalo Bills).
He inherits an offense
that features mobile quar-
terback Jeff Driskel and
plenty of running back
depth, but also includes a
woeful offensive line and
few playmakers on the
perimeter
"I think the biggest thing


is you got to find out the
strengths of your quarter-
back and the strengths of
your offensive line," Roper
said. "Once you find those
strengths, then you can
start putting together what
you're going to start hang-
ing your hat on offensively
Then the other five players
you have to find out who
can make something hap-
pen with the football. If it's
running backs, if it's tight
end or if it's wide re-
ceivers, then you try to find
the way to get those guys
the football and you create
personnel or formations
based on that
"I think there's a reason
for tempo in games that
obviously causes defenses
problems, but we'll never
sacrifice tempo over exe-
cution. We want to play
fast, but we want to play
smart and take care of the
football and those types of
things."


For the second straight
weekend, Crystal River
placed runner-up in a dual-
meet wrestling format.
The Pirates, guided by
veteran mat mentor Craig
Frederick, fared well plac-
ing runner-up in last week-
end's 12th annual Gulf
Duals in New Port Richey
Across the two-day, 17-
team affair, CR finished 5-1.
The Pirates captured
their pool play on Friday by
solving River Ridge (53-20),
Fivay (57-23) and Nature
Coast Technical (43-24).
On Saturday for the sec-
ond time in two weeks, the
Pirates trimmed county
rival Citrus (51-28) and
Dunedin (45-31), setting up
a winner-take-all finals
bout against Green Cove
Springs-Clay
The Blue Devils, the
three-time defending
Class 1A state runners-up,
needed three pins in their
final three matches to
avoid a Pirate upset bid,
42-30.
Coach Frederick was en-
couraged, not only in re-
turning home with a
second-place trophy but by
competing much better than
they did the week before in
getting blown out against
Lakeland-George Jenkins.
"I was pleased with how
we wrestled," said Freder-
ick, as the Pirates climbed
to a county-best 20-3. "Our
intention was to go there
and wrestle as many 1A
schools as we could and
place as high as we could.
"We led until Clay won
the last three matches
against our youngest
kids," Frederick added.
"We proved we could
wrestle against those guys.
They've (Clay) been so
good for so long, they kind
of have a mystique about
their program."
In evaluating his team's
performance, "We gave
them a quality match,
something we didn't do
against Jenkins," he said.
"What really pleased me
was we had a lot of
matches go deep into the
third period."
Coach Frederick singled
out Dante Ayala in his
170-pound match against
Clay
"The Clay kid at 170 is a
quality kid, but Dante did
something he really hasn't
shown this season wres-
tle well into the third pe-
riod," Frederick detailed.
"It's a good sign at this
point in the season."
Pirates senior Michael
Allan led the way in the
event, defeating three cre-
dentialed grapplers en
route to a team-best 6-0
run at 132 pounds.
"Allan's really on right
now," noted Frederick.
"The week before at Belle-
view, he couldn't finish out
a few moves to close out
some matches he did
much better job this time."
Senior Carlos Sanabria
at 220, junior Joel Pelton at
138 and sophomore Eddie
Bennis at 182 all were a
step behind Allan finish-
ing at 5-1.
CRHS will return to the
mats for the Jan. 10-11
Combs Duals II at Nature


-- , --_r - -- -


Citrus Hurricanes


NAME YR W L
Allan, Justin 10th 15 15
Bearden, Casey 12th 30 1
Cabanas, Tarique 12th 19 8
Carmack, Devon 11th 10 20
Harron, Evan 11th 2 2
Gilmour, Jayson 10th 3 11
Juergensmeyer, J. 10th 1 0
Keene, Christopher 10th 22 10
Loggins, Johnathan 11th 19 12
Mackey Stephen 10th 6 9
Myrick, David 10th 0 7
Pooton, Lennon 10th 0 2
Renaud, Austin 12th 10 7
Segarra, Victor 11th 5 18
Stevenson, Joe 9th 1 4
Taylor, Brandon 12th 30 1
Wallen, Willie 10th 12 16
Wiesenauer, Brad 12th 23 6
Wright, James 9th 14 16
TOTALS (19) 222 165
Crystal River
Pirates


NAME
Allan, Michael
Ayala, Dante
Bennis, Eddie
Bilby, Andrew
Bunts, Chase
Burcroff, Justin
Butram, Kyle
David, Dalton
Edwards, Austin
Foster, Mitchell
Graham, Jason


W L
14 2
10 9
17 6
13 4
4 4
16 6
5 3
14 6
3 3
3 5
3 6


PINS
8
20
7
3
0
1
0
11
13
2
0
0
6
2
1
14
3
21
3
115



PINS
7
4
12
11
1
8
2
6
1
1
3


Hooper, Nick 12th 17 4 7
Lawson, C.J. 9th 14 7 10
Luckey, Chance 10th 12 8 8
Pelton,Joel 11th 17 5 10
Sanabria, Carlos 12th 16 5 11
Stills, Jesse 9th 6 7 3
Swain, Bobby 9th 1 1 0
Valeros, Karstan 9th 0 1 0
Valeros, Keith 11th 4 4 2
TOTALS (20) 189 96 107
Lecanto Panthers
NAME YR W L PINS
Beville, Dustin 12th 0 2 0
Breedlove, Brian 9th 0 2 0
Bryant, Michael 10th 3 5 1
Burdette, Dalton 11th 1 4 1
Collins, Dalton 12th 3 5 3
Chakkoli, Sanjay 12th 0 1 0
Cyr, Timothy 11th 2 5 0
Ewing, Chris 12th 13 2 9
Fillinger, Jonathan 12th 2 2 1
Hackett, Austin 12th 1 3 0
Hartman, Austin 10th 5 7 4
Hickey, Bryce 12th 5 7 2
Hordeman, Josh 12th 3 4 1
Horton, D'Andre 12th 4 5 1
Irizary, Steven 9th 0 1 0
Kortendick, Jacob 12th 0 2 0
Kortendick, Nicoli 12th 1 0 0
Leathead, Brandon 10th 1 4 0
Lumapas, Gregorio 12th 0 3 0
Schwartz, James 11th 0 2 0
Snyder, Dillan 12th 2 1 2
Steele, Derrick 12th 2 4 1
Struble, Alex 9th 2 3 1
Wheat, Matt 12th 5 2 2
TOTALS (24) 55 76 29
Compiled by Tony Castro


Citrus County wrestling statistics


B6 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013


SPORTS


'Canes place
fifth at Gulf
Citrus also participated
in the Gulf Duals and fin-
ished eighth overall be-
hind a 3-4 slate.
On Friday, CHS opened
the event on the wrong foot
falling to Pasco (51-30) be-
fore solving Sunlake
(46-34) and Land 0' Lakes
(43-33).
On Saturday, the Hurri-
canes trimmed host Gulf
(46-27) before dropping
their last three matches to
Crystal River (51-28),
Mitchell (39-36) and Na-
ture Coast (39-39).
Against NCT, the Sharks
snapped the tie by winning
via criteria "H" most
first points scored.
After slipping to 16-12
overall, the Hurricanes
have a week off before re-
turning to the mats for the
Jan. 3-4 24th Springstead
Invitational.
"We're not a strong dual-
meet team," second-year
CHS skipper Jeff Wood
said. "The kids have to
learn not to get pinned.
Good dual-meet teams pin
a lot of kids and stay off
their backs.
"We have some guys
here who are good pin-
ners, but the younger guys
can't keep going to their
backs."
The silver lining to last
weekend's tourney was the
individual growth shown.
Coach Wood drew a par-
allel to junior Devon
Carmack.
"Carmack didn't win a
match, but in his last match
against Nature Coast, he
wrestled his behind off,"
Coach Wood said. "With
the match on the line, he
was down 8-0 but fought
back to take the match into
overtime. He ultimately
lost, but I was so proud in
how he competed."
The 'Canes' 1-2 punch of
Brandon Taylor at 160/170
and Casey Bearden at
170/182 posted a combined
14-0 slate with nine pins.
Heading into the break,
Taylor and Bearden -
who practice together-
carry identical 30-1
won-lost slates.
"It's getting interesting
for both of those guys,"
Wood said with a smile.
"They go at each other in
practice. It's a healthy sit-
uation. Going in with the
exact record is crazy"
Sophomore Christopher
Keene at 106 and senior
Tarique Cabanas at 145
each finished 6-1 with six
combined pins.
"Those two are starting
to pick things up," Wood
pointed out.
On Tuesday, the Hurri-
canes received some bad
news when freshman
James Wright at 113 suf-
fered a broken collarbone
in practice.
CHS, which is already
without a 120-pounder, has
no other 113-pounders on
its roster
"Wright (14-16 overall)
scored some points for us,"
Coach Wood noted. "It's
not the end of the world.
Fortunately he's a fresh-
man, not a senior, and will
be back."




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In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of "Nebraska" to the
rooftop Roman parties in "The Great Beauty" to the sleek future Los Angeles of "Her," 2013 has been a trip. But has it
been a great year? Negativity reached a fever pitch in the summer when Steven Spielberg lamented Hollywood's
risk-adverse, finance-driven blockbusterism. The grim, humorless "Man of Steel" and its careless backdrop of mass
destruction was a low point: the epitome of everything bad about movies today. Yet ambitious films gathered in num-
ber as the year went on, and many began calling 2013 a historically excellent year for film, after all. Here are one critic's
top picks of the year, all of them reasons why 2013 was a good year for the big screen:


"12 Years a Slave" Steve McQueen's masterful adaptation of
Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir is simply a powerhouse.
McQueen, I suspect, will never make a comedy; his three movies
("Shame," "Hunger") reveal him a harsh storyteller, drawn down
dark rabbit holes. But his lack of sentimentality gives "12 Years a
Slave" its clarity: a long overdue correction to cinema's reluctant
treatment of slavery As Northup, Chiwetel Ejiofor's soulful eyes
carry us through a nightmare odyssey of America's past.
2"Mud" --From the plantations of mid-i19thl century
Louisiana, we travel up river to contemporary
Arkansas in Jeff Nichols' Twain-esque tale of boyhood

2 "Mud" From the plantations of mid-19th century
on the Mississippi. With the wise-beyond-his-years
Tye Sheridan as the 14-year-old Ellis, "Mud" is a full-
hearted American fable.


S "Frances Ha" Full dis-
closure: I'm in love with
Greta Gerwig. That bias
notwithstanding, Noah
Baumbach's latest co-
Swritten by and starring
Gerwig is a lovely ode
to its title character (who has much in
common with Gerwig, herself). Frances
is an idiosyncratic 27-year-old finding
her place in New York; where the "Ha"
comes from is answered in the film's
sweet final moment.


"Inside Llewyn Davis" Like Frances,
Llewyn is a striving Manhattanite without an
apartment or a steady job. But he's much an-
grier about it. The Coen brothers' melancholy
story of a bitter, unfortunate folk singer is a
wry commentary on the cruelness of fate, and
melody born out of disharmony.


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"The Hunt" In the most haunt-
ing film of the year, the weak binds
of a seemingly close-knit Danish
community disintegrate when a
kindergarten teacher (Mads
Mikkelsen) is unjustly accused of
sexually assaulting a child.


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"The Great Beauty" Fellini looms large
in Paolo Sorrentino's portrait of Rome in
decadent decay. Sorrentino is an exquisite
stylist (the opening minutes of his "II
Divo" are pure, blistering cinema), and
"The Great Beauty" is manic and over-
stuffed. But it's bursting with life. (Liter-
ally It's got a giraffe.)


"Gravity" So simple you could make the case that Alfonso Cuaron's
3-D spectacle is a bit banal. But, man, is it something to look at.
The movie won't be remembered for its thin story, but at a time when
television's rise is much discussed, "Gravity" reinvigorated the big-
screen experience.

"Blue Is the Warmest Color" Several films this year were fascinating
snapshots of lives in motion. The powerful, simply told Bill Moyers
documentary "Two American Families" kept up with two struggling
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sent teenage life are seldom, but both of
these films magically move from familiar
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high-school comedy of "The Spectacular
Now," starring Miles Teller, smacks up
against hard realities. "Short Term 12," starring Brie Lar-
son, tenderly depicts a foster-care facility and its young su-
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Pomp, amoral 'Wolf of Wall Street' is rich


JESSICA HERNDON
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -Digging
into deep-pocket gluttony, Mar-
tin Scorsese's dark comedy
"The Wolf of Wall Street" high-
lights a world rich in drugs, fast
cars and private jets. The
American dream is amplified,
yet those indulging in it are
never satisfied.
In the film's opening seg-
ment, trading tycoon Jordan
Belfort, played by Leonardo Di-
Caprio, declares, "Money is the
best drug. It makes you a better
person." This was the motto fu-
eling a host of hustling stock-
brokers in the late 1980s and
early 1990s, and it sets the tone
for Scorsese's commentary on
the extravagance of our twisted
financial culture.
As we've seen in his films
"Goodfellas" and "Casino,"
Scorsese is keen on illuminat-
ing power struggles among a
brutal backdrop. But in "Wolf,"
swindling is the central vice,
while violence is pale.
Adapted by Terence Winter
("The Sopranos"), "Wolf" is
based on a memoir by the real
Jordan Belfort, who became a
multimillionaire at 26 and
served 22 months in prison for
securities fraud and money-
laundering before becoming a
best-selling author and motiva-
tional speaker
As Jordan, DiCaprio snorts
cocaine off hookers, receives
oral sex while speeding in his
Miami Vice-esq Ferrari and
nearly crashes his helicopter
His excessive antics carry over


Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from "The Wolf of Wall Street." The movie,
Paramount Pictures release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for"
of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some
Running time: 179 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.


into his office, where brokers
indulge in trysts with prosti-
tutes and pop pills daily
In a flashback, we discover
Jordan's road to being a kingpin
started in 1987 when he was a
broker-in-training under the ar-
dent Mark Hanna (played by
Matthew McConaughey, who
has never been funnier). David
takes Jordan under his wing
and advises him to devour blow
to survive in the fast-paced


trading industry
But when the market crashes
on Black Monday, Jordan is
sent back to his humble begin-
nings in Long Island, where he
finds a job at a local penny
stocks firm and quickly makes a
killing earning 50 percent
commission.
Although he still lives in a
mediocre apartment, Jordan
has a flashy car and it catches
the attention of neighbor


of humility as he never leaves
his accomplices behind. But he
is quick to put his own needs
before others, which is made
clear when he uses the British
aunt (Joanna Lumley of "Ab-
solutely Fabulous" fame) of his
trophy wife, Naomi (scene-
stealing Australian newcomer
Margot Robbie), to set up an off-
shore account and jeopardizes
the safety of his adolescent
daughter in an especially cring-
ing scene.
However, none of his doings
are ever severely punished.
After a crackdown led by FBI
agent Patrick Denham (an ex-
cellently placid Kyle Chandler),
Jordan strikes a deal with the
feds requiring him to snitch on
his associates in order to re-
duce his sentence. But Di-
Caprio, with his occasional
first-person narration, is excep-
tionally charismatic in his fifth
Scorsese collaboration. And
though the actor's skillset is
Associated Press usually best suited for campy
a roles, he strikes an ideal bal-
sequences ance in "Wolf," as he seamlessly
violence." shifts between wild and col-
lected.


Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill), who
must learn the secret to his suc-
cess. Soon Jordan, with Donnie
as his No. 2, goes into business
for himself, starting the firm
Stratton Oakmont. Pulling to-
gether a hilarious crew of goons
and underachievers, Jordan
trains them to become success-
ful brokers.
But our hero is hard to root
for He's a master manipulator
who harbors only a slight glint


At nearly three hours, Scors-
ese's manic masterpiece is a
surplus of extravagance. But
the extra minutes give way for
the film's funniest sequence:
Jordan and Donnie crawl on
the floor attempting to fight de-
spite their impaired speech
and motor skills due to a de-
layed reaction to a batch of old
Quaaludes. The heavy humor
finds the endlessly hilarious
Hill securing his place in Holly-
wood and sees DiCaprio reach-
ing new comedic heights.


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Bing Futch to perform at Woodview Coffee House


ust like the Magi, a trio of
magical musical events
brings presents to you this
January Each one bears a spe-
cial gift: a wizardly dulcimer
player comes to Woodview Cof-
fee House; Singing Tree enter-
tains at the Old Courthouse and
Juniper mixes folk and Irish
music to the Museum Caf6 in
Homosassa.
Bing Futch, mountain dul-
cimer guru, will be Woodview
Coffee House's featured per-
former on Friday, Jan. 10. Doors
at 2628 Woodview Lane,
Lecanto open at 6:15 p.m.
Bing Futch appeared on the
national folk music scene in
2006, headlining at the Florida
Folk Festival, Old Songs Festi-
val, The Big Muddy Folk Festi-
val, Common Ground On The
Hill, Kentucky Music Weekend
and other venues.
The duo ofJamieson-Roberts
will provide the opening act at
7 p.m. Michael Roberts of Ho-
mosassa and Debbie Jamieson
of Port Charlotte met at a Will


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Woodview@tampab
or call 352-726-9814
Singing Tree, an
from the Tampa are
Ray Belanger on ha
dulcimer and Lloyd
on double bass. The


form on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the
Old Courthouse in Inverness.
Jim Doors open at 6:15 for the 7
Davis p.m. performance. Tickets are
$10 at the door; for reservations
call 352-341-6427.
PLAY IT Singing Tree mixes Be-
BY EAR langer's folk music and Gold-
stein's classical background to
produce an enchanting blend of
npfire and both styles.
nusic across On Saturday, January 18, the
n-mic ses- Nature Coast Friends of the
tured per- Blues hosts Juniper, a folk and
s. Irish music duo who combine
er person haunting melodies and lush
ausic begins harmonies. Admission at the
e desserts Museum Cafe at 10466 Yulee
vorite. Re- Avenue in Homosassa is $7.
coffee, tea, Opening at 1 p.m. for Juniper
r more infor- will be a local mountain dul-
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mail Strings. For information, call
avrr.com 352-628-1081.


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UPCOMING ART CLASSES


Watercolor classes with
instructor Pat Sistrand, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Citrus Springs Community
Center. $10. citruscountyfl.org, click on
Parks & Recreation to register.
352-465-7007.
Photo Walk Workshop through
downtown Crystal River at sunset.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Franklin
Anderson Gallery of Arts, 659 N. Citrus
Ave., Crystal River. $45. All welcome.
Bring digital or film camera and a tripod.
352-697-2702 or kmanderson04@
tampabay.rr.com.
Floral City Library classes:
Classes are at 8360 E. Orange Ave.,
Floral City. 352-726-3671.
Pen and ink with oil rouging and
watercolor batiks. Instructor Lois
Owens. $20 plus some materials. Begin-
ners welcome; completed piece every
week. Classes every Saturday at Scrap
and Stamp Art Studio in Crystal River
Mall, 352-382-4911.
Lorna Jean Gallery art classes:
Learn to Draw for ages 6 to adult.
$15 for group lessons. Ages 6 to 11,4
p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m.
to noon Saturday. Ages 12 to 18,4 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Thursday. Adult classes 11 a.m.
to noon Tuesday and Wednesday.
Watercolor Painting for Beginners, 1
to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesdays.
$15 per session. Four students per ses-
sion. 352-564-2781.
Art & craft classes for children ages
6 to 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Ages 11 to 16,4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tues-
days. $60 per month. Materials included.
Classes limited to eight students.
352-564-2781.
Learn to design and create sterling
silver jewelry, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Satur-
days in four-week intervals. $140 for four
weeks. Materials and use of tools in-
cluded. 352-564-2781.
Voice lessons. Ages 10 to adult,
by appointment. $15 per lesson.
352-564-2781.
Lorna Jean Gallery is at 6136 W.
Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River.
352-564-2781.
Jewelry making, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
first and third Tuesdays at Citrus Springs
Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus
Springs Blvd. Instructor Marcia Balonis.
$15. 352-465-7007 or citruscounty
parks.com.
Polymer Clay Workshop,
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7, followed
by potluck lunch. $30, materials not
included. Class in Beverly Hills; Space
limited. Jan Hitchcock at ozziehitch
cock@yahoo.co.uk or 352-613-6746.


The Florida Artists Gallery, his-
toric Knight House, 8219 Orange Ave.,
Floral City, offers art classes. 352-344-
9300. Floridaartistsgallery.com.
January classes:
Advanced Fearless Painting
with Acrylics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with
lunch noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27.
Instructor Susi LaForsch. Limited to
four students. $55 per workshop;
bring materials, laforsch@tampabay.rr
.com, 352-726-8710 or 352-344-9300.
Wire-wrapped Cabochon
(pendant) Class, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 18. Instructor Lynda Ryan.
Students will produce wire-wrapped
semiprecious gemstone pendant.
Bring flat-nose and round-nose pliers
and flush/close cutters. $45 includes
materials. 352-344-9300. Class size
limited.
Gelatin Art Class for Beginners,
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20.
Instructor Bonnie Peterson. Participants
will learn about gelatin as an art form,
then create gelatin flowers. $45 includes
materials. Bring insulated lunch bag
and small ice pack. Limited to six
students. 352-344-9300.
Fearless Painting with Acrylics,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.
Instructor Susi LaForsch. In one-day
workshop, students will create an
18-inch-by-24-inch acrylic painting.
$75 per workshop. Materials included.
laforsch@tampabay.rr.com, 352-726-
8710 or 352-344-9300. Limited to four
students.
Beginner Watercolor, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9,16, 23 and 30.
Instructor Jude Caborn. Students will
learn basic watercolor techniques.
$18 per workshop if registering in
advance or for all four sessions; $20
per session otherwise. Students should
supply materials. 352-344-9300.
Ongoing classes:
Painting with Acrylics, 1 to 3 p.m.
every Friday. Instructor Connie
Townsend. For beginners to advanced.
$15 per session. 352-400-9757 or
ConnieTown@aol.com.
Painting with Oils, 1 to 3 p.m.
every Tuesday. Instructor Connie
Townsend. For beginners to advanced.
$15 per session. 352-400-9757 or
ConnieTown@aol.com.
Photography Critique Session,
1 to 3 p.m., second Thursday monthly.
Instructor Larry Jordan. Critique of
images. $10 per year. 352-344-0518.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays,
and noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday and
Sunday. 352-344-9300 or
floridaartistsgallery.com.


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Gallery'=


dinner and


lecture series welcomes


watercolorist Caborn


Special to the Chronicle
lorida Artists Gallery member
Jude Caborn will present "De-
bunking the Myths of Watercolor, or
Making Painting Easy" as part of the Florida
Artists Gallery and Cafe second Friday
Dinner Series at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10.
Caborn, an accomplished artist special-
izing in watercolor and mixed media, is
from Nova Scotia, spends her winters in
Florida, and has traveled several times to
Cuba to teach and promote art as an in-
ternational language of good will and better
understanding between cultures. Her pres-
entation will be based on insights gained
while teaching painting in the three nations.
Dinner at the Gallery Cafe, which is in-
cluded, will consist of a typical Cuban
meal as it would be shared in a family


setting, and Caborn's presentation will
involve audience participation. She says,
"We are not going to divulge details now,
but it is sure to be an evening where
everyone will have a lot of fun. I'm not
going to just give a talk; this will involve
learning while doing, in an enjoyable way"
Cost for the dinner and presentation is
$25 per person. Reservations are required.
The presentation only, without dinner, is
$5 per person, subject to availability.
The Florida Artists Gallery and Cafe
are located in the historic Knight House
at 8219 Orange Avenue in Floral City
The gallery and cafe are open 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. seven days a week. For reserva-
tions for the upcoming Second Friday
Dinner and Lecture Series, call 352-344-
9300. For more information, go to
wwwfloridaartistsgallery com.


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Theater
Central Florida Lyric Opera's
2013-14 series. All performances at
Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Audito-
rium, 9501 U.S. 441 and College
Drive, Leesburg. $15 and up. 352-
753-3229 or centralflorida
lyricopera.org.
"Lucia de Lammermoor," 3 p.m.
Jan. 19.
"Rescuing Max," based on the
book "Max City Dog," by Glenn Mun-
yan of Dunnellon. 7 p.m. Jan. 17; 2
p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 18; and 2 p.m.
Jan. 19 at Dunnellon Historic Depot,
12061 Williams Street. $10; $5 for
students under age 18. Proceeds
benefit Herry's Kids. 352-465-1515
or rescuingmax.com.
Arts & Crafts
Florida Watercolor Society
Traveling Exhibition will be at
Ocala's Appleton Museum of Art
from Nov. 23 to Jan. 19. Local artists
featured. 4333 E. Silver Springs
Blvd., Ocala. floridawatercolor.org or
352-382-2657.
All Day Art Club, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Old Homosassa Civic
Center, 5530 S. Mason Creek Drive,
behind the fire station. $10. Bring
supplies. Intermediate and advanced
artists welcome. 352-795-8774.
Art Center Crafters Group,
noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Art Center
of Citrus County, 2644 N. Annapolis
Ave., Hernando. 352-400-4466.
Members bring their own crafts to
work on each week.
Floral City Grafters, 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Tuesday, Floral City Community
Hall next to library. Come for a few
hours or for the day. 352-560-7668.
Citrus Springs Fun Arts &
Crafts Group, first and third Mon-
days each month. 352-489-2313.
Sandhill Crane Chapter of the
Embroiderers' Guild of America,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first Wednesday
monthly at Faith Evangelical Presby-
terian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave.,
Brooksville. Bring lunch. 352-621-
6680 (Citrus), 352-666-8350
(Hernando).


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Needlework Fun Groups, 2 to
4 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly
Wildwood Public Library, 310 S.
Palmer Drive, Wildwood. 352-748-
1158. els34785@yahoo.com.
Nature Coast Decorative
Artists Chapter of the Society of
Decorative Artists meets at 9 a.m.
first Saturday monthly at Weeki Wachee
Senior Center off U.S. 19 and Tou-
can Trail, Spring Hill. Short meeting,
show-and-tell and birthday raffle.
352-688-4106 or 352-527-2778.
naturecoastdecorativeartists.com.
Citrus Watercolor Club meet-
ing, noon second Friday monthly
United Methodist Church on County
Road 581, Inverness. Demonstra-
tions by well-know artists at each
meeting. $5. 352-382-8973 or 352-
622-9352. citruswatercolorclub.com.
Manatee Haven Decorative
Artists chapter of the National Soci-
ety of Decorative Painters, meets
second Saturday monthly at North
Oak Baptist Church, 9324 N. Elk-
cam Blvd., Citrus Springs. 352-270-
3256 or dynamite71@juno.com or
manateehavendecorativeartists.org.
Community Needleworks
Crafters meet at 10 a.m. first
Wednesday. All quilters, knitters and
crochet crafters are welcome. Call
Terri at 352-746-1973.
Florida Artists Gallery's ex-
tended hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
seven days a week, and later Fridays
and Saturdays for special events.
Art Center of Citrus County's
regular gallery hours are 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. Monday to Friday. The Art Cen-
ter of Citrus County is at 2644 N. An-
napolisAve., Hemrnando. 352-746-4089.
DownStairs Art Gallery and
Studio, at 611 N. Citrus Ave., is
open. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Pottery les-
sons available. 352-249-6170 or
adellisster@gmail.com.
Museums
"New World Treasures: Arti-
facts from Hernando De Soto's
Florida Expedition," until Dec. 31,
Appleton Museum of Art, College of


Central Florida, Ocala. Artifacts dis-
covered recently in Marion County.
Daily admission $6 for adults; $4
for seniors 55 or older and students
19 and older; $3 for youths ages 10
to 18. Museum hours 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed
on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christ-
mas and New Year's Day.
Music
Music at the Museum concert
series in the Old Courthouse in
downtown Inverness. Jazz concerts
$25 each; acoustic concerts $10.
Social hour begins at 6 p.m., music
at 7 p.m. 352-341-6427 or
csociety@tampabay.rr.com.
Jan. 16 Singing Tree ft. Ray
Belanger and Lloyd Goldstein.
Willie Nelson, 8 p.m. Jan. 29
at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $48.50 to $100.
727-791-7400 or rutheckerdhall.com.
SoundArt concert series at
Appleton Museum of Art combines
art and music. Interactive experi-
ence includes entry to museum.
Concerts held at 3 p.m. at museum,
4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.
ocalasymphonycom or 352-351-1606.
Jan. 12 "Father and Son," an
exploration of Russian and Soviet
culture through music of father and son.
Dance
Beginners' line dancing
classes. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday
at Central Citrus Community Center,
2804 W. Mark Knighton Court,
Lecanto. $3. Instructor Cher Mason.
Closed-toe shoes preferred.
socdancer.org. 352-527-5993.
Social ballroom dance
classes with June Queripel,
Wednesday at the Central Citrus
Community Center, 2804 W. Marc
Knighton Court, Lecanto. Dance ba-
sics at 1:30 p.m. and advanced at
2:45 p.m.$5. 352-527-5993 or 352-
795-3831.
Sumter Singles and Couples
dinner dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
the first and third Fridays monthly at
Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park
in blue building at 1582 County


Road 459 off County Road 470.
Dances open to married, couples,
singles and groups from churches
and RV parks. All ages welcome. No
alcohol. Finger foods or soda wel-
come. 352-424-1688.
Allan O'Neal sings and deejays
first Saturday of the month at Citrus
County Builders Association, 1196
S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. For
information, call Linda at 352-464-
0004. Dance tickets are available for
July 6. Dances are from 6 to 10 p.m.
Free dance lesson at 5 p.m. $10 at
the door, includes hot and cold hours
d'oeuvres, soft drink or coffee.
Sunday Night Dances every
week at Knights of Columbus, 2389
W. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Lecanto.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at
7 p.m. Coffee, tea and soda available.
Line dancing classes with
Kathy Reynolds, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, East Citrus Community
Center, 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake High-
way, Inverness. $3 per class. 352-
344-9666.
Inverness Square Dance
Club's beginner square dance les-
sons, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
East Citrus Community Center, 9907
E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, east of In-
verness on State Road 44. 352-860-
2090 or 352-465-700.
Country Line dancing
classes, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday,
Beverly Hills Recreation Center. $3
nonmembers. 352-746-4882 or 352-
527-3738.
Citrus Squares, 7 p.m. Thurs-
days, fellowship hall of First United
Methodist Church of Dunnellon,
21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon.
352-489-1785 or 352-465-2142.
Spirit of Citrus Dances. All
dances 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Kellner
Auditorium Jewish Center, 92 Civic
Circle, Beverly Hills, unless other-
wise indicted, socdancer.org.
Ballroom dancing. Doors open
at 6:45 p.m. Complimentary dance
lesson at 7 p.m. General dancing
from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission $6
for members and $9 for non-mem-
bers. Ice and coffee provided. Sodas
and bottled water may be pur-


chased. Call Barb or Jack at 352-
344-1383 or Kathy at 352-726-1495.
Special Interest
Chapter 156 of The National
Association of Watch and Clock
Collectors (NAWCC) meeting, 8
a.m. fourth Sunday at VFW Post
4781,9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala.
352-527-2669.
The First Florida Chapter of
the Historical Novel Society meet-
ing, 1 p.m. first Saturday monthly.
September meeting focuses on fi-
nancial information for writers. Cen-
tral Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt
Blvd., Beverly Hills. 727-945-1064 or
fchns.org.
The Sunshine State Romance
Authors Inc. meetings, 10 a.m.
fourth Saturday monthly, 4100 S.
Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa. 352-
726-0162.
"How to Publish Your Own
Book," and "Writing Your Mem-
oirs," both feat. author/publisher
Claudine Dervaes, 2 p.m. and 2
p.m. Jan. 18 at the Scrap and
Stamp Art Studio in the Crystal River
Mall, 1801 U.S. 19, Crystal River.
$15 each or $25 for both; registra-
tion required. 352-795-0317.
Community Conversation Se-
ries, a monthly program aimed at
encouraging civil dialogue with facili-
tator Kathy Bird. 3:30 p.m. Free, but
reservations recommended. To sign
up, call 352-344-9300. 8219 Orange
Ave., Floral City. floridaartists
gallery.com.
Nature photographer Gary
Kuhl will present "The Wild Things
of Citrus County" at 10:30 a.m. Jan.
7 at Lakes Region Library, 1511
Druid Road, Inverness. 352-726-
3828.
Forgotten Film Festival,
hosted by Nature Coast Unitarian
Universalists fellowship. All films at 3
p.m. at 7633 U.S. 41, Citrus Springs.
naturecoastuu.org.
Jan. 2 "Tea With Mussolini."
Expatriates in pre-war Florence,
Italy, try to maintain their lifestyle out
of harm's way.


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NEWS NOTES

Pine Ridge plans
New Year's Eve party
Pine Ridge Civic Association
will have a New Year's Eve party
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 31. Reservations are being
taken now
All Pine Ridge residents and
their guests are welcome. Finger
foods will be served; BYOB. Walt
Rodgers will be deejay for the
evening.
Call Louise Mathis at
352-527-7443 for tickets.

New Yorkers to meet
at Quality Inn Jan. 9
New York Club of Citrus County
will meet at noon Thursday
Jan. 9, at Tuscany on the Mead-
ows (inside the Quality Inn and
Suites), 350 E. Novell Bryant
Highway in Hernando.
Guest speaker will be a
representative of Duke Energy
The menu choices are Tilapia
oreganata or chicken cordon
bleu; signature drink is New
Year's Up. Cost is $14, which in-
cludes tax and tips. Mail a check
to: New York Club of Citrus
County, PO. Box 641261, Beverly
Hills, FL 34464. Lunch reserva-
tions must be received by
Thursday, Jan. 2. Write meal
choice on the check.
For more information, call 352-
445-1997 or visit www.newyork
clubofcitruscountycom.

Get together with
Jerseyans, friends
The New Jersey and Friends
Club of Citrus will meet at 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 6, and have a
surprise presentation.
The club generally meets the
first Monday of the month at the
VFW Post 4252 on State Road 200
in Hernando.
Activities for January include a
trip to the Show Palace in Hud-
son for a Neil Diamond Special at
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10; lunch at
3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at
Angelo's in Hernando; and a
3 p.m. lunch Wednesday, Jan. 29,
at Peppermint Pattie's in
Inverness.
For more information, call
Mary Anne at 352-746-3386.
All are welcome in the club;
being from New Jersey is not a
requirement. Call 352-527-3568 or
visit on Facebook.

Reiki offered at
Homosassa Library
Reiki Gentle Touch Circle will
meet at the Homosassa Library
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 7 and 21.
Everyone is welcome. For more
information, call Kristie at
352-628-5537.

A Humane Society
CENTRAL FLA.


Charlie


JOAN NOVAK/Special to the Chronicle
Officers and committee chairwomen for 2014 for the Creative Quilters are Martha Cosby, hospitality; Barbara Gardner, library; Jane
Kegan, charity project co-chairwoman; Edie Wehner, president, newsletter and quilt show chairwoman; Beth Crawford, secretary and
quilt show chairwoman; Joan Novak, publicity and website; Mary Grass, sunshine; Alice Hurley, publicity and website
co-chairwoman; Donna Moore-Lavoie, historian and treasurer; Joyce Hesketh, quilt show treasurer; Candace West, vice president
and education. Not pictured are Ronnie Butler, newsletter co-chairwoman; Wanda Brady, library co-chairwoman; Addie Atkinson,
membership; and Susan Dean, charity projects.


Christmas Bird Count


Special to the Chronicle
Citrus County Audubon Society member Kevin Brabble and daughter Megan watch for birds during last year's Christmas Bird Count.


Citrus County Audubon to takepart in 114th effort Saturday, Jan. 4


Special to the Chronicle
The longest running Citizen Science
survey in the world, Audubon's annual
Christmas Bird Count (CBC), is ongoing
through Sunday, Jan. 5. The survey
began Dec. 14.
Tens of thousands of volunteers
throughout North America are partici-
pating to add a new layer to more than a
century of data.
Citrus County Audubon Society has
participated in the annual CBCs since


the 1970s. According to CCAS President
Fred Hileman, there are more than 40
individuals participating on 10 teams
this year
The count area is a 15-mile diameter
circle (about 175 square miles) centered
on the Crystal River Airport. Local bird-
ers armed with binoculars, bird guides
and checklists will be out at dawn Satur-
day, Jan. 4, to count as many birds as pos-
sible. Teams will gather at 1 Civic Circle,
Beverly Hills, at sundown to combine
the count data for the final report.


Last year's count shattered records. A
total of 2,369 counts and 71,531 people
tallied 60 million birds in all 50 states,
all Canadian provinces, plus Latin
America, the Caribbean and the
Pacific Islands.
The data collected by observers in this
longest-running wildlife census during
the past century allow researchers,
conservation biologists and other inter-
ested individuals to study the long-term
health and status of bird populations
across North America.


Special to the Chronicle
Charlie is a handsome 4-year-old
purebred, neutered Boxer.
Because he has lived inside the
same room all of his life with only
one person, he has had no
socialization with other people or
animals. He is afraid of strangers,
both dogs and people. Charlie
needs a home with no children or
other pets until he has time to
learn to be more worldly. He needs
to find a permanent owner familiar
with having had Boxers. For more
information and to meet Charlie,
call Diane at 352-302-9251 and
leave a message.


Forum links
volunteers, work
The Nature Coast Volunteer
Center and Retired and Sen-
ior Volunteer Program host a
forum for people to link up
with volunteer opportunities.
This is an opportunity to
meet with NCVC/RSVP staff
and volunteer managers
throughout the county and
learn about their programs
and opportunities for service.


Opportunity Links will be at
3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the
Central Ridge Community
Center, 77 Civic Circle,
Beverly Hills.
RSVP and the Nature Coast
Volunteer Center are the en-
gines through which more
than 60 local organizations
connect hundreds of volun-
teers to service opportunities
throughout Citrus County
For more information, call
352-249-1275, or email
ncvc(bocc.citrus.fl.us.


Mentors needed for
Take Stock scholars
Take Stock in Children of
Citrus County, a program spon-
sored by the Citrus County
Sheriff's Office, offers deserv-
ing youths in Citrus County the
opportunity to receive a col-
lege scholarship, a caring
mentor and the promise of
hope for the future.
Take Stock scholars join the
program in the sixth, seventh


or eighth grades and are as-
signed a mentor who meets
with their student once a
week, during regular school
hours, and helps the student
achieve their goal of a gradu-
ating from high school and
going to college.
The program needs adults to
help support new student
scholars who will be entering
the program in January
Call Pat Lancaster, program
coordinator, at 352-422-2348 or
352-344-0855 to learn more.


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PHILLIP ALDER
Newspaper Enterprise Assn.

Sydney J. Harris, a journalist in Chicago who
died in 1986, said, "An idealist believes the
short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the
long run doesn't matter A realist believes that
what is done or left undone in the short run
determines the long run."
At bridge, the short run one deal may
determine the long run your success in the
event. And in that one-deal short run, counting
will probably be required.
In this deal, South is in four hearts. West
leads the spade nine. East takes three tricks in
the suit (West discarding the club three) and
continues with his fourth spade. What should
South do?
Note South's three-club rebid. He was right
not to jump to four hearts, because North
might have raised to two hearts with only three
cards in the suit, especially when he had a sin-
gleton spade. A typical hand pattern would
have been 1-3-5-4. Then maybe five or even six
clubs might have been better than four hearts.
North, though, knowing of the eight-card fit,
happily jumped to four hearts.
South has four minor-suit winners (three di-
amonds and one club), so needs six trump
tricks. Since he has four winners on the board,
he should aim on taking two ruffs in his hand.
He starts by ruffing the fourth spade high, to
stop West from overruffing. Let's assume West
throws another club, keeping equal diamond
length with the board.
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nine, returns a diamond to his king, leads a di-
amond to dummy's queen, ruffs a diamond
high, draws trumps and claims.

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31 Mr. Baba
32 Urban haze
33 Flair
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38 Caesar's 52
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component
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52 Turnpikes
56 CSA
monogram
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fish
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powder
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61 Yuk yuk
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but when we go some-
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sensitive to criti-
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and realize the odor can be
controlled if she simply keeps
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garage. Concerned Sister
Dear Concerned: Most un-
used kitty litter doesn't have
such a distinctive odor that it
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but nonetheless, it should
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because clothes can absorb
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your sister keeps the actual
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closet, or perhaps she
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whose granddaughter's birth-
day parties are "ruined" by a
6-year-old autistic stepgrand-
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and would not ruin family
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much for them. The sounds,
smells and noise produce a
fight-or-flight response. That
is not the same thing as a
tantrum, in which children
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going to the party with the in-
tent of ruining it. Try to imag-
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noise is too much, the colors
too bright, the smells over-
whelming, and there are
some alien rules of behavior
that you don't understand.
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those circumstances at the
age of 6.
When we're out with our
son, we do our best to antici-
pate what might cause a melt-
down and try to avoid it. But
sometimes we don't know
what's going to trigger it. Your
advice to have a separate
family party sounds like a
good start. -Not Unsympa-
thetic to the Child

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CLASSIFIED

1624 Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429


6 YR OLD SAMSUNG
front load dryer, like
new, never used
much, asking $300
(352) 726-6461
352-201-5113
CHEST FREEZER
Working in good condi-
tion family down sized
so I'm selling for $100
OBO 352-621-9810
Dining room table
and 4 chairs, light oak
$150; Nice wood
Couch table, $50
(352) 795-7254
House Keeper

Light house work,
laundry, shopping &
cooking. 20 hrs/wk.
Bev. Hills, $10/hr. Call
Nessa (352) 527-2984
King Scaly Mattress
W/ Blue Lattice Bed
Frame. Less than 1 yr.
old. exc. cond. $500.
352-637-6108,
352-400-9631 cell
Pride Mobility Products
Inc, Burgundy Cloth
Chair Lift. $450
586-0341.

YOU'U 11 THIS!
RECLINERS Pair
matching burgundy re-
cliners exc cond paid
$399 each at Badcock
Perfect for superbowl
viewing $275.00 OBO
352-4654208



$$ CASH PAID $$
FOR JUNK VEHICLES
352-634-5389
BUYING JUNK CARS
Running or Not *
CASH PAID-$300 & UP
(352) 771-6191

Leek

Taurus

Metal
Recycling Best Prices
for your cars or trucks
also biggest U-Pull-It
with thousands of vehi-
cles offering lowest price
for parts 352-637-2100



6 Cockatiel's
with cage and
breeder box.
Free but must take all
(352) 792-4109



FL. JUMBO SHRIMP
Fresh 15ct ( $5.001b.
Stone Crabia $6.001b
delivered 352-897-5001
FRESH CITRUS
@BELLAMY GROVE
Located 1.5 mi. E. on
Eden Dr. from hwy 41
STRAWBERRIES
COLLARD GREENS
*GIFT SHIPPING *
8:30a-5p Closed Sun.
352-726-6378




Lost zippered Leather
Key Case Between CVS
and Hospice.
786-205-1186
Missing female pure
breed
Dalmatian. Need to find,
part of the family. Lost in
Crystal River area.
Please call Tim at
(407)694-4280.



Your World








CH(NIcLE


Volunteer Fish and
Wildlife safari hat with
7 FWC pins. Lost in the
vicinity of the
Homosassa Park.
Reward Offer
(937) 935-2666




Found Cat
Gray & White
Pink Collar
Citrus Springs
(352) 465-7064
Neutered Male Cat
tiger striped, black on
gray, very friendly
found vicinity of
Beverly Hills
pis call (352) 746-1904


Friends of Citrus County
Animal Services
(FOCCAS)
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
100% volunteer organi-
zation formed in 2010 to
assist in re-homing,
rescuing and providing
for the medical needs
of homeless pets
in Citrus County.
For more info on events,
projects and special
needs dogs visit
www.friendsofccas.org


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PET ADOPTION
Saturday, 10a-12
PET
SUPERMARKET
Inverness
(352) 527-9050 to
rehome small dogs
www.ahumanesocie
typetrescue.com




Precious Paws
Rescue, Inc.
www. preciouspaws
florida.com
Crystal River Mall
Thursday-Sunday
12pm4pm
Floral City Adoption
Center 7358 S. Flor-
idaAve Sat10-2pm
Pet Supermarket-lnv
(Cats & Kittens only)
Low Cost
spay/neuter vouch-
ers are avail.
726-4700 for Info.


Adopt a
rescued Peti







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View our adoptable
dogs @ www.
adoptarescuedpet
.com or call
352-795-9550
ADOPTIONS
are held every
Saturday, 10a 12p
PetSupermarket
(exceptions below)

Sat. 2/1
9am 3pm
Best Friends Fest
Citrus CntyAud.

We are in NEED
of Fosters to save
more dogs. To
foster or volunteer
please contact us
or visit PetSuper-
market, Inverness


I CAT I
ADOPTIONS


COME SEE
our adorable cats
and kittens that are
available for
adoption. In their
cage free home style
environment.
WE ARE OPEN
10:00 AM. till 1:00
PM.
& 200 PM 4PM
Monday-Saturday.
All Cats and Kittens
are micro-chipped,
altered, & tested for
Feline Luk and Aids.
Up to date
on vaccines for age
appropriate.
Phone 352-613-1629
Visit us at
www.hofspha.ora.
or stop by our of-
fices at 1149 N Co-
nant Ave. Corner of
44 and
Conant.
Look for the big
white building with
the bright paw prints.








FL. JUMBO SHRIMP
Fresh 15ct (a $5.001b.
Stone Crab @$6.001b
delivered 352-897-5001




TEACHER

Fulltime, Exp. Req.
CDA Preferred
TADPOLES
EARLY LEARNING
(352) 560-4222









CASE MANAGER

Primary Care
Physican
Accountable Care
Organization (ACO)
seeking qualified
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 certi-
fication preferred.
Please Fax
Resume to:
Nature Coast ACO
Attffn Patty King
352-746-3838




FT/PT COOK
POSITION

Exp. is required
Fax Resume to
352-527-1290 or
Apply in Person
at: Superior
Residences,
4865 W Gulf to Lake
Hwy, Lecanto 34461.




FT/PT COOK
POSITION

Exp. is required
Fax Resume to
352-527-1290 or
Apply in Person
at: Superior
Residences,
4865 W Gulf to Lake
Hwy, Lecanto 34461.


LARGE CHURCH
in Crystal River

Needs Full time
CUSTODIAN
40 hrs. week, good
starting wage.
Abled body for light
lifting. Tables, chairs.
Reply to: Citrus
County Chronicle,
Blind Box 185 1P
1624 N. Mead-
owcrest Blvd
Crystal Riv. Fl 34428

TOWER HAND
Starting at $10.00/Hr.
Bldg. Communication
Towers. Travel, Good
Pay & Benefits. OT,
352-694-8017 Mon.-Fri.

WRECKER
DRIVER

EXPERIENCED ONLY
apply. Must live In
Inverness area.
"Apply within'
Ed's Auto Repair.
4610 S. Florida Ave
No Phone Calls




House Keeper

Light house work,
laundry, shopping &
cooking. 20 hrs/wk.
Bev. Hills, $10/hr. Call
Nessa (352) 527-2984




MEDICAL
OFFICE
TRAINEES
NEEDED!

Train to become a
Medical Office
Assistant. NO
EXPERIENCE
NEEDED! Online
training gets you Job
ready ASARP. HS
Diploma/GED &
PC/Internet needed!
(888)528-5547




MTW




ALL CLASSES
FOR 2014
Spring Hill &
New Port Richey
:,Cc 3 C :C :C
COSMETOLOGY
BARBERING
NAILS SKIN
MASSAGE Therapy
DAY & NIGHT
SCHOOL
Full Time & Part Time
Full Specialty &
Instructor Training
BENE'S
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.




ALL STEEL
BUILDINGS








130 MPH
25 x 30 x 9 (3:12 pitch)
Roof w/Overhang,
2-9 x 7 Garage Doors,
1 Entry door, 2 G-vents
4" Concrete Slab.
$13.995. INSTALLED
30 x 30 x 9 (3:12 pitch)
2-9 x 7 Garage Doors
1 Entry Door, 2 G-vents
4" Concrete Slab
$15.995. INSTALLED
40x40x12 (3:12 pitch)
Roof w/Overhang,
2-10x 10 Roll-up Doors
1 Entry Door, 2 G-vents
4" Concrete Slab
$27.995 Installed
+ A local Fl. Manufact.
SWe custom build-
We are the factory
+ Meets & exceeds
2010 FI. wind codes.
+ Florida "Stamped"
engineered drawings
+ All major credit
cards accepted
METAL Structures, LLC
866-624-9100
Lic # CBC1256991
State Certified
Building Contractor
www. metal
structuresllc.com




DOLLS
Cinderella & Bride Doll
2ft w/stands $100 ea
(352) 746-9896




6 YR OLD SAMSUNG
front load dryer, like
new, never used
much, asking $300
(352) 726-6461
352-201-5113


APPLIANCES, like new
washers/dryers, stoves,
fridges 30 day warranty
trade-ins, 352-302-3030
CHEST FREEZER
Working in good condi-
tion family down sized
so I'm selling for $100
OBO 352-621-9810
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 Wanted
Dead or Alive Washers
& Dryers. FREE PICK
UP! 352-564-8179









DUDLEY'S


Saturday, Dec. 28th
YEAR END
Extravaganza!!
Preview: 8am
-Auction:9 am
household, hardware
etc multiple estates
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
MAKITA CHOP SAW
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



HIFI SPEAKER KIT
pair GRS 8inch 85Watt
woofers, Nuance
Tweeters,Silver Wire,
Caps. $80 341-0450
JVC DVD PLAYER -
VCR COMBO
HR-XVC11B used few
hours Mom doesn't
need nice $50 341-0450
SPEAKER FOR HOME
THEATRE Black and
Silver, British MTM, Up-
Graded Internal Parts
$75 341-0450
SPEAKER FOR HOME
THEATRE CENTRE
Co-Axial SEAS 2-Way,
150Watt, Solid Oak $75
341-00450
SYLVANIA TV Good
condition, 26 inches, re-
mote included, black
colored, $30
(352)465-1616
TV HDMI VIDEO
CORDS Two 8 Foot
Wires, version 1.3 $20
341-0450



CISCO LINKSYS E1200
ROUTER *Has WPA2
Security, Wireless N,
Mac or PC, $30
341-0450
CISCO WIFI ROUTER
Linksys EA3500, N750
Smart Wi-Fi Router, 10
Months old $80
341-0450
COMPUTER MONITOR
19inch Viewsonic LCD
Widescreen, for PC or
X-BOX includes cable
$75 341-0450
DEAD ISLAND GAME
For XBOX 360, Good
Condition, $20
341-0450



1 adjustable Twin Bed
exc.cond.$300.
Sofa & Love Seat
Matching. $150.
(352) 527-4247
3 pc. sectional,
green, w/ loungers
on each end. $150.
Love Seat $75.
All good condition
(352) 795-7126
HQ Medium Bird Cage,
white, dome top,
32x23x63, asking
$250. (352) 726-5379
King Sealy Mattress
W/ Blue Lattice Bed
Frame. Less than 1 yr.
old. exc. cond. $500.
352-637-6108,
352-400-9631 cell
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
LOVE SEAT / LIKE
NEW LIGHT
COLORSMUST
SELL/$50 Linda
341-2271
OAK DESK KIDS
HEIGHT 2 x 4 foot Top,
Blonde Oak, 2 Drawers
plus Book Shelf $100
341-0450
Oak Dining Room Set,
6 Chairs & Table
36 x 60,
$165.
352-228-4279


YOUu'LL THIS!
RECLINERS Pair
matching burgundy re-
cliners exc cond paid
$399 each at Badcock
Perfect for superbowl
viewing $275.00 OBO
3524654208


single mattress's
and box springs with
wooden headboard
$150 for all
King Size Bed, 2 dress-
ers, blonde color
$150. (352) 795-7126
TABLE & 4 Chairs
Tropitone. Tropical,
natural stone top ta-
ble, 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. DON'T
KNOW THEIR NAMES
10 for $15 464-0316
AFFORDABLE
Top Soil, Mulch, Stone
Hauling & Tractor Work
(352) 341-2019





YARDSALE

Lk Panasoffkee
Fri. Sat. Dec 27th, 28th
7am to ?
MOVING SALE!
ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD
2391 CR 401
Sugarmill Woods
Fri 12/27 &Sat 12/28
9a-4p Movina Sale:
Sofa, beds, dressers,
patiohsehold 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
LEVI'S JEANS FOR
BOYS Good condition,
size 12 regular, $10
(352)465-1616
WOMEN'S GALLERY
JACKET Good condi-
tion, reversible, chee-
tah pattern, size S, $30
(352)465-1616



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 &AC-
CESSORIES $30.
464-0316
APPLIANCES, like new
washers/dryers, stoves,
fridges 30 day warranty
trade-ins, 352-302-3030
CAR COVER
(BREATHABLE) FOR
MEDIUM SIZE CAR
MALIBU ONLY $30
352464-0316
Dining room table
and 4 chairs, light oak
$150; Nice wood
couch table, $50
(352) 795-7254






DUDLEY'S
AUCTrwT

Saturday, Dec. 28th
YEAR END
Extravaganza!!
Preview: 8am
-Auction:9 am
household, hardware
etc multiple estates
liquidation
"a-z" good stuff!!!

Call for info
352-637-9588
Dudleysauction.com
4000 S Florida
(US415) Inverness
Ab1667 10%bp
cash/ck
FL. JUMBO SHRIMP
Fresh 15ct 0 $5.001b.
Stone Crab(@ $6.001b
delivered 352-897-5001
HARLEY STOCK
EXHAUST PIPES
NEARLY NEW FITS
1350-1450 SLIDE ON
ONLY $70 464-0316
SMALL ELECTRIC
SMOKER LITTLE
CHIEF, works great for
fish orjerkey, only $60
352464-0316



SHARP WIZARD OR-
GANIZER English to
Spanish, expense and
three Phone Books $15
341-0450



4 PRONGED CANE,
don't wait to FALL
DOWN before you need
one. $15
352464-0316
4 WHEELED WALKER
w/ seat & brakes.
Only $75
352-464-0316
4" TOILET SEAT
RISER. MAKES IT EAS-
IER TO GET UR
ONLY $20
352z64-0316
BEDSIDE COMMODE
& ALUMINUM WALKER


both have adjustable
legs only $40 for both
352464-0316
CHILD'S MANUAL
WHEELCHAIR, GOOD
SHAPE, YELLOW W/
FOOTRESTS. ONLY
$85 352-464-0316


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EDITH
Edith, 2-year-old
spayed female
Boxer/Hound/Terrier
mix, Heartworm
-negative, appears
housebroken, weight
49 Ibs, loving &
loveable, walks well
on leash, easily
directed, very
affectionate &
friendly. Needs
one medication.
Call Joanne
@ 352-795-1288.


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Manual Wheelchair
W/ Footrests, Great
Shape, Only $100
352-464-0316
MOBILITY POWER
WHEEL CHAIR, Jazzy
Select, like new cond.
$1750 pics avail via
irmoak@att.net
352-302-4707
Pride Mobility Products
Inc, Burgundy Cloth
Chair Lift. $450
586-0341.



ACOUSTIC GUITAR&
STARTER PACKAGE
W/GIGBAG&MORE
"ALL NEW" $50
352-601-6625
Hammond Chord
Organ
good condition
$200.obo
(352) 489-4813



Electric Treadmill;
Cardio Glide,
Stationary Bike,
Manual Stepper.
Take all for $325
(352) 344-0424
EXERCISE BIKE good
shape. All electronics.
only $65
352-464 0316
MANUAL TREADMILL
DIGITAL READOUT,
FOLDS UP FOR EASY
STORAGE, ONLY
$95 464-0316
Pro-Form XP
Whirlwind, 280 Bike
Excerciser, 1 yr. old
$100
352-228-4279
Weslo Walking
Treadmill, good
condition
$175.obo
(352) 489-4813



Club Car Golf Cart
1991, Family owned
Excellent condition.
Lights, Battery 1 yr.
old, Must Sell, $1,500.
(352) 527-3125
Concealed Weapons
Permit Course
DAN'S GUN ROOM
(352) 726-5238
For sale TaylorMade
RH RocketBallZ factory
clones. 3 9, PW, AW,
SW. TP/Dynalite
R-Shafts, PGA
SENSICORE Inserts
WINN Dri Tac Grips
$299. 352-746-4920
Fresh Water Gear
Rods, Reels, Tackle
Boxes & More. Call
John (352) 422-2317
Medal Detector
in Case
Used once, $75.
Call John
(352) 422-2317
Men's Nike Golf Shoes,
size 8 1/2 new in the
box never been worn.
$25.00 phone
352-4894129
MOUNTAIN BIKE
Giant 'Eddie Bauer
21 speed, shimano
equipped. $135
(828) 631-0050
Seller is Local
Tandem Bike
used little, Shimona
Equipped, org. $400.
price $100.
(352) 465-9114
Dunnellon







WANT TO BUY HOUSE
or MOBILE Any Area,
Condition or Situation
Fred, 352-726-9369













Judith Lewis
Celestial Spa
Welcomes Veterans
Announcing:
Curbside service for
the disabled and
handicapped.
Therapeutic mas-
sages, 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 Reglna
Blvd. Beverly Hills fl.
34465
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BUTTERS
Butters, a 4-y.o.
Catahoula Leopard
Dog mix, wt. 48 Ibs,
brown w/white mark-
ings, gentle, friendly,
playful, affectionate,
walks very well on
leash, rides very well
in car, appears house-
broken, gets along
w/other dogs
and people.
Call Joanne @
352-795-1288.
Dachshund Mini Long
Hair, Male Puppies
blk & cream, Champion
blood line. Health Cert.
$300. (352) 795-0200
(352) 220-4792 Cell


INVERNESS, FL

55+ park on lake w/5
piers, clubhouse and
much more! Rent
incl. grass cutting
and your water
1 bedroom, 1 bath
@$395
Pets considered and
section 8 is accepted.
Call 800-747-4283
For Details!




Dblwd. 3BR, 2BA, Split,
2 Car Carport, steel
roof, caged inground
pool, on 1 ACRE,
Castlelake, No Fees
$65,900 352-597-7353
Floral City 12x56MH
2/br, 1/2 ba on 80x152
ft lot.$21,000. Fixer 'er
up. (352) 726-8873
Mini Farms, 2000, 3/2
DWMH on 10 Acres
Main road, cleared
and fenced. 12x16
shed and 24x36 gar-
age. 5 irrigated acres.
Great for horses or
blueberries. Asking
$124,900 352-364-2985

NEVER LIVED IN
REPO!
2013,28x56,3/2
Their loss is your
gain Delivered & set
up with AC, steps &
skirting. Use your old
trade-only $487.46/
mo. W.A.C.
Call 352-621-9182

NICE HOME
ON 12 ACRE
Fenced yard, 1500
sq. ft., 3/2 home in
new cond. with 2 x6
construction. New
appliances, carpet,
paint, new decks &
tile flooring. I can
finance. $3,500. dwn
$394.80/mo. P & I
W.A.C. We have
land & home pkgs
$59,900 to $69,900
352-621-9181
Palm Harbor Homes
2014 Models are here!
$8,500 Pre-
Construction Savings
John Lyons 1(
800-622-2832 ext 210
for details

RENTERS WANTED
Why rent when you
can own?
We can put you in
your own home.
Credit problems o.k.
As low as $2,000.
down & only $105/
wk. Call for more
info & locations.
Call 352-621-3807

USED HOMES/
REPO'S
Doublewides From
$8,500
Singlewides From
$3,500
New inventory daily
We buy used homes
(352) 621-9183




INVERNESS

55+ park
Enjoy the view!
2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent,
car port, water, grass
cutting included.
Call 800-747-4283
for details




2BR 1-1/2BA DW
off Gospel Isl. Rd.,
1/3 acre Irg. scr. rm.,
laund. rm. carport
plus garage $34,000.
(352) 419-5013
HERNANDO
3/2 mobile on 1.5 acres
Renovated-ready to
move in. $45k Owner
Financed FHA/ VA
352-795-1272
Inverness, Jungle
Camp Area 2Br/1IBa
SW w/2 rms added
on. CP & 2 Sheds. Lge
lot close to river. Just
$10,000, 352-400-4196




2BR/1BA with FL room
& attached Laundry
rm. w/ washer& dryer.
Comp Furn-Ready to
move in. 352-726-0124


Jack Russell Terrier
Mother and Father on
premise. Ready to go
Five males $250/ea
352-613-9135









LIZZIE
Lizzie, a sweet 1 1/2
y.o. black retriever mix
looking for a
loving forever home,
spayed and a great
medium size @ 45
Ibs. She is friendly &
playful, loves people.
A real sweetheard
and would make a
great family dog.
Call Karen @
218-780-1808.
Shih Poo Puppies,
2 males, 2 females
Schnauzer/Pom Mix
$300. Schnauzer Pups
just born 352-795-5896
628-6188 evenings
SHIH-TZU PUPS,
Available Registered
Lots of Colors
Males Starting @ $450.
Beverly Hills, FL.
(352) 270-8827




Australian Saddle
Like Brand New
Velvet, used once,
Paid$1,000.
Reduced to $840
(352) 513-5547
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Horses & Tack, New &
used. 352-873-6033
Diamond P Farm




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women and people
securing custody of
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This newspaper will
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any advertising for
real estate which is in
violation of the law.
Our readers are
hereby informed that
all dwellings adver-
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per are available on
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55 PrkieLcan"o
2bd/2ba Furnished
Fireplace, Includes
Washer/Dryer,
$6,900. obo
352-634-3984
FLORAL CITY 12x56
Mobile, Furnished
2BR, 1BA, Carport
Scrn. Rm., Lrg. shed
Adult Park, Reduced
price $7,400 Lot Rent
$165 mo. 352-287-3729
Homosassa 55+ Park
2BR/1IBA. Newly re-
modeled w/ new
stove & refrig. New
8x8 shed.$295 lot rent.
$6,000 (608) 921-5564
WESTWIND VILLAGE
55+ Rent or Bu y
$8,000 & Up
Mon-Fri. 8:30-11 am
Call for Appointment
(352) 628-2090


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RENTAL MANAGEMENT
REALTY, INC.
352-795-7368
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CITRUS SPRINGS
9869 N Angela Dr ..............$800
3/2/2 Nice location 1254 sq ft.
8410 N Elkcam Blvd............$800
3/2/1 New listing!
6913 N Gladstone Dr........... $815
3/2/2 Split floor plan 1515 sq ft.
HOMOSASSA
4 Shumard Ct S ............... $1,250
3/2.5/2 SMW pool home
2200 sq ft. REDUCED
1650 W Homosassa Trl........$500
2/1 nice duplex
1396 W Green Acres.............$100
3/2 DW mobile on 1/2 ACRE
INVERNESS/HERNANDO
1304 Claymore St (Inv).........$900
3/2/2 Lovely pool home REDUCED
5164 N Dewey Way (Her).....$700
3/2 Nice DW mobile on 1/2 ACRE

Chassahowitzka
2/2/1, $600. mo.
HOMOSASSA
2/1, Furn. $1,100. Mo.
Agent (352) 382-1000




CRYSTAL RIVER
2/BR $550. 3BR $750
Near Town 563-9857
FLORAL CITY
LAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm.
AC, Clean, No Pets
(352) 344-1025




CRYSTAL RIVER
1/1, All Util. lncl',d.
$575 mo + Sec.,
352-634-5499




CRYSTAL RIVER
NICE-
Secret Harbour Apts.
Newly remodeled
2/1 $575 Unfurn.
Incd Waterlawn,
garbage, W/D hook-up.
352-257-2276




CITRUS HILLS
2/2, Carport, Extra
Clean. (352) 613-4459




INVERNESS
1010 Turner Camp
RD 2 bedroom. 1 bath.
2BR/1B/NICE/
Remodeled
Carport/Screened Patio/
NewAppliances/$600mo
Max.3 person
(352) 302 3819




HERNANDO
Affordable Rentals
Watson's Fish Camp
(352) 726-2225




Beverly Hills
2 bdrm, plus Fl Rm, new
appliances Move in
$1350, 442-7794
BEVERLY HILLS
2/1/carport. CHA, $535.
Mo.+ $500. Dep
352-249-6098/249-6505
INVERNESS
3/2/2, wheel chair
access. $875. mo., 1st,
last, sec. 352-726-5272



HERNANDO
Affordable Rentals
Watson's Fish Camp
(352) 726-2225



64 Westview, Panacea,
FL.32346 2 bedroom.
1-1/2 bath. Hardwood
floors,recently remod-
eled,2 sheds, 2 car-
ports. $60K.Off Otter
Lake Rd. 850-962-3336
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BEAUTIFUL 1/4 acre
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Estates
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Fenced & crossed
fenced, Great for
horses, 3/2 DW,
Remodeled. Owner
Finance w/ good
down paymt $69,900.
352-527-7015

Specializing in
Acreage,Farms
Ranches &
Commercial








Richard (Rick)
Couch, Broker
Couch Realty &
Investments, Inc.
(352) 212-3559
RCOUCH.com

UNIQUE & HISTORIC
Homes, Commercial
Waterfront & Land
"Small Town
Country Lifestyle
OUR SPECIALTY
SINCE 1989"


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YOU
A VIEW TO
LOVE"
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(352) 726-6644
Crossland Realty Inc.




ATTN Homebuyers
100% financing avail.
Government Pro-
gram. You do not
need perfect credit.
Call or email to get
qualified.
Ph: (813) 470-8313
rickabf@amail.com
Rick Kedzierski lic. loan
originator.NLMS
#267854, FL#9096
NLMS ID 76856


MEDICAL OFFICE
FOR SALE
Totally renovated
700 S.E. 5th Ter.Sulte #5
Crystal River. $107K
352-422-2293


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Buying or Selling
Your home?
Get the Gift of a
1 YEAR
Home Warranty
Plan
Million Dollar +
Producer!

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Realty Connect
(352) 212-1446
TheFLDream.com




For le$ k ,,
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


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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/11/2BA Block
home, above ground
pool. Fenced, Appli-
ances, Kindness Terr.
off Grover Clev, $42K
As is. 352-419-8816


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HOMOSASSA
4/2 BLOCK HOME,
MOTHER IN LAW APT.
decking, 1/4 ac, fenced,
lots of privacy $65,000
(305) 619-0282, Cell


Buying or Selling
REAL ESTATE,

Let Me Work
For You!

BETTY HUNT
REALTOR

ERA KEY 1
Realty, Inc.
352 586-0139
hunt4houses68
@yahoo.com
www.bettyhunts
homes.com.


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THE SNOWBIRDS
ARE COMING!
NOW IS A GREAT
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Real Estate, Inc.


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PROPERTY
2/1.5/1 Beverly Hills
nice neighborhood
**$28,900. Cash**
352-503-3245


MICHELE
ROSE
Realtor
Simply put
I 'II work harder
352-212-5097
isellcitruscounty@
yahoo.com
Craven Realty, Inc.
352-726-1515









SANDI HART
Realtor
Listing and Selling
Real Estate
Is my Business
I put my heart into it!

352-476-9649
sandra.hart@
era.com

ERA American
Realty
352-726-5855












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Pauelsen
Realtor
352-303-0619
I'LL TAKE
NEW LISTINGS
BUYING OR
SELLING


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Real estate
Consultant

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"Here's Your
Chance"
TO OWN
10 acres Total
$59,000
5 Acre Tracks
$30,000
Owner Financing
Call: Jack Lemieux
Cell (305) 607-7886
Realty USA INC
407-599-5002



Owner Financing
10 Ac, 3br/2 ba 2007
Homes of Merit, $135k
Call Nancy Little Lewis
Exit Realty Leaders
352-302-6082


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BUSHNELL
Estate Sale
Custom Built 3/2/2 w/
40X60 2 story garage.
See What $9k Can Buy
8471 County Rd 614 A
To view & more info
(352) 569-1252




Inverness Village 55+
Comm. Unit 108. 1st fir,
2BR/2BA, new Lanai &
Lam, ceramic floors.
$49,500. Financing
Consider 352 564-4100
Inverness,
Regency Park
2/2 Condo, fireplace,
1st floor, community
pool, club house
$49,000 352-637-6993
Whispering Pines Villa
2/2/1, new carpet, tile,
paint,all appliances
including washer/dryer.
$69,900.
(352) 726-8712




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Foreclosure and
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7 Days a Week

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Broker (R) Owner

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352-634-0129
www.plantation
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Lake Pananosoffke
Ready for home, septic,
pwr, carport, 2 sheds &
fenced bk yard $18,000
obo 352-568-2810

CTfitrscounty

** 5 ACRES **
On Paved Rd w/
power. $59,900
E Shady Nook CT
Floral City
(860) 526-7876




Citrus Co. Minutes to
gulf. Series of islands
called Ozello Keys.
Middle of FL State
Preserve. Live off the
land. Food/Garden
Protein/salt water.
Sacrafice @ $44,900
727-733-0583


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Homes9^*


BUY, SELL-
& TRADE CLEAN
USED BOATS
THREE RIVERS
MARINE
US 19 Crystal River
*352-563-5510*

Century
2001 211 WAC, 150
Yam OX-66-FI mtr, Hyd
steering, windless,
tackle ctr, GPS sounder
Bimini, cockpit cvr, VHF,
seats 7. Two axel allum.
trailer. Extra's!
$12,750 obo
352-563-5628
WE HAVE BOATS
GULF TO LK MARINE
We Pay CASH For
Used Clean Boats
Pontoon, Deck &
Fishing Boats
-(352)527-0555**
boatsupercenter.com




FLEETWOOD
1996 BOUNDER, 36 ft.
generator, very good
tires, Lots of storage.
$11,000. 352-263-4339
SOUTHWIND
98' V-10eng., dual
AC, super slide, drivers
door, hydr. levelers,
low miles on tires,
good cond. $14,500
OBO 352-302-6534
Toy Hauler, 18ft
2011 Forest River, Tan.
Axle, liv. quarters w/
bath, awning, TV hkup
full ramp, AC. Pd.
$18,000 $11,000obo
Like New Ready to Go
(352) 422-5622




KZ-SONIC
2014Travel Trailer,
Loaded, Brand New,
Must Sell. $14000.
Homosassa
(315) 539-5297
MAC'S MOBILE RV
REPAIR & MAINT.
RVTC Certified Tech.
352-613-0113, Lic/Ins.
NATURE COAST RV
RV service. Darts. sales
Mobile Repair/Maint.
352-795-7820, Lic/Ins.




(4) 15" X 7" CHROME
RIMS 5x5.5/139.7mm
caps & lug nuts $100
tommyb@tampabay.rr.
corn for pics or info


1954 Chevy 6 Cylinder
Engine, 235 cu. in.,
3 speed transmission
& rear end. engine
needs rebuilt. $500.
(352) 560-3766



BUYING JUNK CARS
Running or Not *
CASH PAID-$300 & UP
(352) 771-6191
Liquidation Sale
Lay Away Until Taxes
RENT BUY- SELL
CAR TRUCK BOAT
CONSIGNMENT USA
US 19&US44, CR
461-4518 & 795-4440

IL QQ< Ic
Taurus

Metal
Recycling Best Prices
for your cars or trucks
also biggest U-Pull-It
with thousands of vehi-
cles offering lowest price
for parts 352-637-2100
WE BUY ALL AUTOS
with or without titles
w ANYV 'lONlDITION


CHEVY
2008, Cobalt, 2 DR,
automatic, power
windows, power locks,
cold A/C, Call for
Appointment
352-628-4600
CHRYSLER
2000, Sebring
Convertible, low miles
$5,488.
352-341-0018
FORD
2004, Mustang,
Looking for a sports
car? Here it is,
6 cyl. automatic,
appointment Only
Call 352-628-4600
FORD
2008 Taurus SEL, All
leather int., low miles,
car/tires all exc cond.
$13000 (352) 795-9181
HONDA
2013 Civic LX,
Priced to sell,
Serious callers only
352-628-9444
LINCOLN
'94 Towncar, 91,600 mi
excellent condition
$2,500, (352) 795-3200
352 422-7574 Cell
LINCOLN
'99, Town Car, white,
100,370.5 miles
$3,500.
(352) 503-9290 Patrick


Liqulaatlon Sale
Lay Away Until Taxes
RENT BUY- SELL
CAR TRUCK BOAT
CONSIGNMENT USA
US19k&US44, CR
461-4518 & 795-4440




CHEVROLET
04 Corvette, ConvArtic
White, torch red leather,
polished alum. wheels,
auto heads up display,
bose, senior owned pris-
tine, 11k $26,900
352-5134257





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FORD
'89 Bronco,
302, 4 Wheel Drive,
$2,500 obo
(352) 364-7719

Liquidation Sale
Lay Away Until Taxes
RENT BUY- SELL
CAR TRUCK BOAT
CONSIGNMENT USA
US19&US44, CR
461-4518 & 795-4440




CHEVROLET
2004, Tahoe LT,
leather, sunroof,
$8,999.
352-341-0018
GMC
2005 Yukon SLT good
condition new tires runs
and looks good 197000
miles asking $6500.00
419-5604362
HONDA
2007, Element,
Hard to find,
cold A/C, runs great,
Must See,
Call (352) 628-4600


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REPAIR. Also Wanted
Dead or Alive Washers
& Dryers. FREE PICK
UP! 352-564-8179



SHADY VIEW
CANVAS
Awnings *Carports
*Boat Tops & Covers
upholst352 613-2518







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JEFF'S
CLEANUP/HAULING
Clean outs/ Dump Runs
Brush Removal. Lic.
352-584-5374




BIANCHI CONCRETE
INC.COM Lid/ins #2579
352-257-0078
CURB APPEAL
Yardscape, Curbing,
Flocrete. River Rock
Reseals & Repairs.
Lic. (352) 364-2120
ROB'S MASONRY &
CONCRETE Driveways
tear outs, tractor work,
Lic. #1476, 726-6554




AIIAROUND TRACTOR
Land clearing, Hauling
Site Prep, Driveways
Lic/Ins 352-795-5755




COUNTY WIDE
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 TV's Installed
lic#5863 352-746-3777
DUN-RITE ELECTRIC
Since '78/ Free Est.
lic EC 13002699
352- 726-2907


ROCKY'S FENCING
FREE Est., Lic. & Insured
** 352422-7279**
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 TV's Installed
lic#5863 352-746-3777
-ABOVE ALL-
M & W INTERIORS
Handyman services
Northern Quality
Southern prices!
(352) 5374144
*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
Affordable Handyman
V FAST 100% Guar.
s AFFORDABLE
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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




Kat's Kritter Kare &
Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sit-
ting & House Cleaning










(352) 270-4672


Rom

Kat's Kritter Kare &
Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sit-
ting & House Cleaning










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All Tractor & Tree Work
Land Cleared, Hauling
1 time Cleanup, Drive-
ways (352) 302-6955
AIIAROUND TRACTOR
Landclearing, 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


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Design/Installation
Weed*Clean*Mulch
"We plant year round"
lisc/ins 352-465-3086



A-1 Hauling, Cleanups,
garage clean outs,
trash, furniture & misc.
Mark (352) 287-0767
JEFF'S
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
V ASAP PAINTING
CHRIS SATCHELL
30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref.
Insured 352-464-1397
CALL STELLAR 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




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GREG'S 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
CALL STELLAR BLUE
All Int./ Ext. Painting
Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE
EST (352) 586-2996



F^ieiT71
All phases of Tile
Handicap Showers,
Safety Bars, Firs.
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!
EliteRoofin- Inc. corn
Lic# Ccc1327656/Ins.
-352-639-1024***



MAC'S MOBILE RV
REPAIR & MAINT.
RVTC Certified Tech
352-613-0113, Lic/Ins.
NATURE COAST RV
RV service, p arts, sales
Mobile Repair/Maint.
352-795-7820, Lic/Ins.
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838-1227 FCRN
Lien Foreclosure Sale 01/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned intends to
sell the vehicle described
below under Florida Stat-
utes 713.78. The under-
signed will sell at public
sale by competitive bidding
on Tuesday, January 7,
2014 at 9:00 am on the
premises where said vehicle
has been stored and which
are located at, Smitty's
Auto, Inc., 4631 W Cardi-
nal St, Homosassa, Citrus
County, Florida, the follow-
ing:
1996 Mazda B2300
VIN#4F4CR12A4TTM04704

Forclour Iae-


iM
Purchase must be paid for
at the time of purchase in
cash only Vehicles sold as
is and must be removed at
the time of sale. Sale is sub-
ject to cancellation in the
event of settlement between
owner and obligated party
December 27, 2013






2675-0103 FCRN
PUBLIC NOTICE
APPLICATION: 2013-360
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
PAMELA DTURNLEY
W GARY TURNLEY
The holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO: 11-2915
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011
DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:
CITRUS SPRINGS UNIT 1
LOT 24 BLK 92 DESCR IN 0
R BK A49 PG 229
NAME IN WHICH
ASSESSED:
HABIB HASSAN JOWHAR
HAYAT
Said property being in the
County of Citrus, Tate of
Florida.
Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law, the prop-
erty described in such
certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder on
line on January 15, 2014
at 9:30 A.M. at
www.citrus.realtaxdeed.c
om.
Dated December 5, 2013
ANGELA VICK
Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Citrus County, Florida
By: Theresa Steelfox, Dep-
uty Clerk
Advertised 4 times:
December 13, 2013
December 20 2013
December 27, 2013
January 3, 2014


831-1227 FCRN
Young, Henry C 2012-CA-001856-A NOS
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No.: 2012-CA-001856 A
Bank of America, N.A
Plaintiff,
vs.
Henry C. Young; Unknown Spouse of Henry C. Young;
Ashley Young; Heatherwood Community Homeowners
Association, Inc.; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO: Ashley Young
Last Known Address: 3021 State Road 590, #219, Clearwater, FL 33759

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIRFIED thatan action to foreclose a mortgage on the fdlow-
ing property in Citrus County, Florida:

THE SOUTH '2 OF THE EAST '2 OF LOT 5, BLOCK A, OF HEATHERWOOD UNIT 1, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGES 1 THROUGH 4, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EASTERLY 25
FEET.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Robert A. McLain, Esquire, Brock & Scottff, PLLC., the Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309,
on or before JANUARY 21, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED on November 22,2013.
Angela Vick
As Clerk of the Court
(COURT SEAL)
/S/ By Dawn Nampel, As Deputy Clerk
Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE, December 20 & 27, 2013.
12-F04750


832-1227 FCRN
Ojo, Francis 2012-CA-000497 NOS
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE No. 2012CA000497
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
FRANCIS OJO, ET AL.
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION

To: Nicola Ojo and Unknown Spouse of Nicola Ojo
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 31 Tall Marigolds Court, Homosassa, FL 34446

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following
described property located in Citrus County, Florida:

LOT 15, BLOCK B-187, OAK VILLAGE, SUGARMILL WOODS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 86 THROUGH 150, PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGES 1 THROUGH 150, AND PLAT BOOK 11, PAGES 1 THROUGH 16, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AS AMENDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 87-A, PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 31 TALL MARIGOLDS COURT, HOMOSASSA,
FL 34446

has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your wdtten de-
fenses, if any, to this action, on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys for plaintiff,
whose address is 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486, and
file the odginal with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of
this notice, either before JANUARY 20, 2014 or immediately thereafter, otherwise a
default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Citrus
County Chronicle.
DATED: NOVEMBER 169, 2013
ANGELA VICK, Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: /s/ DAWN NAMPEL, Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator Citrus County, Trial Court Adminis-
trator at 352-341-6700, fax 352-341-7008 or at jsullivan@circuit5.org, Citrus County
Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450 at least 7 days before
your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if
the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 711.
DECEMBER 20 & 27, 2013 12-002783


834-0103 FCRN
Vs. Bouk, Marilyn Case No: 09-2013-CA-001216 Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CITRUS
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.09-2013-CA-001216
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC;
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARILYN J. BOUK A/K/A MRILYN JEAN BOUK
DECEASED, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARILYN J. BOUK and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, BENEFICIARIES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST MARILYN J. BOUK A/KJA MARILYN JEAN
BOUK,DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3515 E FLYING ARROW PATH, HERNANDO, FL 34442
AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid
Defendant(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following
described property:

LOTS 47 AND 48, BLOCK B, APACHE SHORES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 42, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff, Morales Law Group, P.A., whose address is 14750
NW 77th Court, Suite 303, Miami Lakes, FL 33016, and the file original with the Clerk within
30 days after the first publication of this notice, or on or before February 3, 2014. If you fail
to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Foreclosure
Complaint.

Dated: November 26, 2013
ANGELAVICK
(Seal) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/Maria Davis, Deputy Clerk

A copy of this Notice of Action, Lis Pendens and Complaint were sent to the above-named
Defendant(s) at last known address.
December 27, 2013 & January 3, 2014


830-1227 FCRN
Bird, Jennifur Lee 09-2013-CA-000172 NOA
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-2013-CA-000172
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
JENNIFUR LEE BIRD A/KIA JENNIFUR L. SANTANA A/KJA JENNIFUR L. PRICE A/KJA
JENNIFUR SANTANA-PRICE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFUR LEE BIRD A/KJA JEN-
NIFUR L. SANTANA A/KIA JENNIFUR L. PRICE A/KIA JENNIFUR SANTANA-PRICE; AN-
DREW G. SANTANA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF
THE PROPERTY
Defendants,


CLASSIFIED

Foelsr II
Action Notice


To the following Defendant(s):
ANDREW G. SANTANA
Last Known Address
5740 S. EATON TER
INVERNESS, FL 34452

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following de-
scribed property:

THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 10, BLOCK 424-B, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF INVERNESS
HIGHLANDS WEST FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 116 THROUGH 122, PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

a/k/a 5740 S. EATON TER, INVERNESS, FL 34452

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if
any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, PC., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cy-
press Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE, file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint.

This notice is Provided Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person
with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator for the courts within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice to appear
in court at Citrus County, John Sullivan, 352-341-6700.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 25th day of November, 2013.
Angela Vick, As Clerk of the Court
[COURT SEAL] By: /S/ Sonia Prylepa, As Deputy Clerk
December 20 & 27, 2013 12-12070




833-1227 FCRN
Everett, Calvin W. 09-2013-CA-000880 NOA
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 09-2013-CA-000880
JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST CALVIN W.
EVERETT A/K/A CALVIN WILLIAM EVERETT A/K/A CALVIN
EVERETT, DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST CALVIN W. EVERETT A/K/A CALVIN WILLIAM EVERETT A/K/A CALVIN EV-
ERETT, DECEASED

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

ANYAND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, ANDAGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in
CITRUS County, Florida:
LOT 24, BLOCK 171, BEVERLY HILLS UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOFAS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGES 101 THROUGH 105, INCLUSIVE,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, PL.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Citrus
County Chronicle.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 25th day of November,
2013.
Angela Vick, Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sonia Prylepa, As Deputy Clerk
Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, PL.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
*See Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact:Mr. John D. Sullivan, 110 N. Apopka Street, Inverness, FL 34450-4231,
Phone 352-341-6700, Fax: 352-341-7008
December 20 & 27, 2013 F12020225


835-0103 FCRN
Pittman, Donna 09-2013-CA-000230 NOA
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE No.: 09-2013-CA-000230
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONNA K. PITTMAN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RUBEN AND
DONNA PITTMAN REVOCABLE TRUST, DATED THE 17TH
DAY OF APRIL, 2009, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

To: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE THE RUBEN AND DONNA PITTMAN
REVOCABLE TRUST, DATED THE 17TH DAY OF APRIL, 2009

Last Known Address: Unknown

Current Address: Unknown

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

Last Known Address: Unknown

Current Address: Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in Citrus County, Florida:

LOT 22, BLOCK 392, INVERNESS HIGHLANDS WEST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 19 THROUGH 33, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 6245 E ONEIDA ST INVERNESS FL 34452-7772

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with
this Court either before January 26, 2014 service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 30th day of October, 2013.
ANGELA VICK, Clerk of the Circuit Court
(COURT SEAL)
By: /s/ DAWN NAMPEL, Deputy Clerk
**See the Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court
Administrator, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450,
(352) 641-67000, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear-
ance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. To file
response please contact Citrus County Clerk of Court, 110 N. Apopka Ave, Inverness,
FL 34450, Tel: (352) 341-6400; Fax: (352) 341-6413.
December 27,2013 & January 3, 2014 015801F01


835-1227 FCRN
Miller, Charles, 2013CA0008 NOA
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA -CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2013 CA 0008

ADVANTA IRA SERVICES, LLC (formerly ENTRUST OF TAMPA BAY, LLC) F/B/O BON-
NIE M. DEAN IRA #2323 AS ASSIGNEE OF SONNY COLLOVA, TRUSTEE OF THE
CAREY ROAD TRUST U/T/A DATED MARCH 31, 2008
Plaintiff,
v.
MELISSA MULLEN, CHARLES MILLER, FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK, and ANYAND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND/OR AGAINST THE
ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTY/IES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSESS,
HEIR(S),DEVISEE(S), GRANTEE(S) OR OTHERWISE,
Defendantss.

SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS

TO: CHARLES MILLER
6398 S. Tropicana Avenue
Lecanto, Florida 34461

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
Witness my hand and the seal of this Court at CITRUS County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

35-D: Commence at the southeast corner of Section 33, Township 19 South, Range 18
East, Said corner being on the North line of Secion 2, Township 29 South, Range 18
East, thence N 89 degrees 50' 18" E along said North line 122.71 Feet, thence S 00 de-
grees 24;33; W 1990.23 Feet to the point of beginning, thence continue S 00 degrees
24.44" W 165.0 feet, thence S 89 degrees 35'27" E 167.50 feet, thence N 00 degrees
24'33" E 165.0 feet, thence N 89 degrees 35'27" W 167.50 Feet to the point of beginn-
ing.
Together with an easement across the south 25.00 feet of the following described
property; commence at the southeast corner of section 33, township 19 South, Range
18 East, Said corner being on the north line of section 2, township 20 south, range 18
east, thence N 89 degrees 50'18" E along said north line 122.71 feet, thence S 00 de-


grees 24'33" W"1990.23, thence S 89 degrees 35'27" E 167.50 feet to the point of be-
ginning, thence S 89 degrees 35'27 E 167.50 feet, Thence S 00 degrees 24'33" W 165.0
feet, thence N 89 degrees 35'27" W 167.50 feet thence N 00 degrees 24'33" E 165.0
feet, to the point of beginning. Together with that certain 1986 COUG Manufactured
home bearing Vehicle Identification Number GMHGA352959555A and
GMHGA352959555B

said property being more commonly known as 6398 S. Tropicana Avenue, Lecanto, Flor-
ida. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, upon DANIEL G. DRAKE, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post
Office Box 2327, Brandon, Florida 33509-2327, within (30)days after the first days after the
first publication of this notice and to file the original with the clerk of the Court either before
service on Plaintiffs counsel or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should no later than (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450,
(352) 341-6481, if you are hearing impaired call (352)341-6482.
WITNESS my hand and seal this 8th day of NOVEMBER, 2013
ANGELA VICK, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/VIVIAN CANCEL, As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Published two (2) times in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE, December 20 & 27,
2013.


834-1227 FCRN
Rolon, Anna C. 2012 CA 19074 Notice of Action
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2012 CA 1907
WELLS FARGO BAN K, N .A.
Plaintiff
vs.
ANNA C. ROLON, LOU IS STAN ISZEWSKI,
ANNA K ELLY, SUSAN ROLON,
Defendant( s).
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: SUSAN ROLON, 6093 E. Penrose Street Inverness FL 34452
(last known residence)

YOU ARE NOTIFED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in CITRUS County, Florida:

Lot 32, Block 395, of INVERNESS HIGHLANDS WEST, according to the Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 5, Page 19 through 33, inclusive, of the Public Records of Citrus
County, Florida.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, STRAUS & EISLER, P.A., 10081 Pines Blvd, Suite
C, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 on or before thirty (30) days from the first date of publi-
cation on or before November 25, 2013 and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service upon Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint
filed herein.

NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT (800) 955-8771 (TDD); (800)
955-8770 (v), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE NO LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at CITRUS County, Florida this 3rd day
of October, 2013.
ANGELA VICK, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(COURT SEAL)By: /s/ MARCIA DAVIS, As Deputy Clerk
Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE, December 20 & 27, 2013.


837-0103 FCRN
Ellis, John M. 2013-CA-001200 NOA
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2013-CA-01200A

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, F/KJA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, ON
BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-6CB, MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-6CB
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN M. ELLIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN M. ELLIS; JASON M. ELLIS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON M. ELLIS; ANYAND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD ORALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CRYSTAL HILLS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCI-
ATION, INC.; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ, INC.,
CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2007-B; INVERNESS SURGICAL
ASSOCIATES, PA.; KATHLEEN A. ELLIS; THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE; THE CLERK OF THE COURT, CITRUS COUNTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN
POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE
PROPERTY
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION

To the following Defendant(s):
KATHLEEN A. ELLIS
Last Known Address
727 E JINNITA STREET
HERNANDO, FL 34442

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following de-
scribed property:

THE NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 18 SOUTH,
RANGE 19 EAST, BEING PARCEL NO. 12 OF CRYSTAL HILLS MINI FARMS, AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH 25 FEE
THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.

a/k/a 727 E JINNITA STREET, HERNANDO, FL 34442

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if
any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W.
Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days af-
ter the first publication of this Notice in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE, file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint.

This notice is Provided Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person
with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator for the courts within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice to appear
in court at Citrus County, John Sullivan, 352-341-6700.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 5th day of December, 2013.
Angela Vick, As Clerk of the Court
[COURT SEAL] By: /S/ Dawn Nampel, As Deputy Clerk
December 27, 2013 & January 3, 2014 13-07772


836-0103 FCRN
Heman, Stanley 09-2013-CA-000862 NOA
PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.:09-2013-CA-000862

NEWEST BANK, F.S.B.
Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF STANLEY C. HEMAN, DECEASED; ROSE
MARIE TATMAN; DONNA WHITMAN; MONA JACOBUCCI; CHARLES M. HEMAN; MARK
LEMIRE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUS-
ING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; LAUREL RIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. F/K/A
BEVERLY HILLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; OAKWOOD VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendant(s),

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ROSE MARIE TATMAN

Last Known Address: 8388 N Pitcairn Way
Citrus Springs, Florida 34434

Current Address: Unknown

Previous Address: Unknown

TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE HEIRS BENEFICIARIES DEVISEES GRANTEES ASSIGNEES
LIENOR. CREDITORS. TRUSTEES. AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY.
THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF STANLEY C. HEMAN. DECEASED

whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,
the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the
mortgage being foreclosed herein


I: ALLUIHERtK UNKNUWN PARI IEK LLAIMINGM INItKERbi BY. IHKUUGH. UNUER.tK ANU
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES. HEIRS. DEVI-


SEES. GRANTEES. OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,
the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the
mortgage being foreclosed herein

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property
in Citrus County, Florida:

LOT 14, BLOCK 207, OAKWOOD VILLAGE OF BEVERLY HILLS, PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGES 15 THROUGH 18, IN-
CLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA.

This property is located at the Street address of: 638 West Barrymore Drive, Beverly
Hills, Florida 34465

YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before January
26, 2014 a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth
R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court October 23,2013.
ANGELA VICK, Clerk of Court and Comptroller
(COURT SEAL) By: VIVIAN CANCEL, Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:Brian Streicher Esq., Kristen Coleman, Esq.
Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442,
Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545, Email: bstreicher&erwlaw.com
Secondary email: servicecomplete@erwlaw.com
** IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN'S WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding; you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, at (352) 341-6700, 110 N.
Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450, at least 7 days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
711.
Published in the Citrus County Chronicle, Dec. 27,2013 & Jan. 3, 2014. 2012-15690


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829-1227 FCRN
Kings Bay Self Storage 1/7/14 Sale
PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF LIEN

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property de-
scribed below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Florida Self Stor-
age Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.80183.809). The undersigned will sell at Public
Auction by competitive bidding on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:30am on the
premises where said property has been stored, Kingsbay Self Storage, 7957 W. W.
Gulf to Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429, Citrus County, State of Florida:

John O'Conner Unit # 2014 Household Goods
Kristal Vorhees Unit # 1002 H o u s e h o I d
Goods

Registration begins at 9:30am. Purchase must be paid at the time of purchase in
cash. All items purchased are sold as is and must be removed at the time of the sale.
Sale subject to cancellation or in the event of settlement between owner and obli-
gated party. Tenants have until the time of the Auction to pay for their units. Auction
conducted by Hammerdown Auctions.
Published in the CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE, Dceember 20 & 27, 2013.


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Two-legged coyotes


This is to coyote man: You
don't like four-legged coyotes,
go back to the city where
there's two-legged ones.

Leash laws
There are a number of call-
ins in today's Chronicle about
leash laws and letting dogs run
loose, damage to property,
scaring people, etc. There's one
thing no one has mentioned:
The heartache of seeing a dog
run into the street hit by a car
and having to go and pick up
the body of your beloved dog
and take it home for burial. If
you love your animals, keep
them on a leash.

Killer cats
After a recent article in the
Chronicle stating that up to 2 to
2.5 billion that's what it will be
- birds are killed each year by
house pets and feral cats, I had
to bite my tongue not to call in
Sound Off. But in today's
Chronicle, Saturday, Feb. 16,
under an article "Pythons not
only animal problem," page A3,
I had to call. It states several
million feral and free-ranging
cats believed to be stalking in
Florida kill several million wild
animals in Florida each year
even when they're regularly fed,
especially migratory birds. Cats
kill not only for food but mauling
and killing is their nature. The
article also states capturing or
killing cats would be unlikely, as
it would be too controversial. In
our county, our commissioners
passed new laws to allow cap-
ture and release of feral cats.
It's time our animal and bird
lovers spoke up. We also are
voters. When I take my little 10-
pound dog out for a walk, I have
to have around a leash, a col-
lar, a license and a rabies shot
and, oh yes, a plastic bag in my
possession. In this county, cats


are also required to be on a Pricey puppies
leash. Bird lovers, w hat say ve? r r r '- -


Killer coyotes
Time for open season! This is
the fifth dog, I know of person-
ally, that was taken by two coy-
otes all 90 pounds of him in
a fenced-in back yard, minding
his own business. He had no
chance to fight back. It has to
stop. We are all starting to carry
sticks, golf clubs, clubs and
mace, anything that will prevent
them from attacking us as we
are out for a great walk, con-
stantly checking the treed area
as we go down the road. We
aren't even safe in our own
back yards anymore. We have
hunting season for deer and
they don't even hurt us or our
beloved pets. Sure we eat the
meat, but has anyone tried coy-
ote? Here is a challenge for you
great chefs out there. Alligator
is good, rattlesnake is good, so
why not try coyote? And if not
for us, use in dog and cat food
and let them eat the coyote in-
stead of the reverse. Something
has to be done or do we wait 'til
they start attacking our chil-
dren? Let's do something now.
Our pets are our children and
companions.

Armadillos
The people who have the
best-looking and well-kept
yards and gardens are the ones
armadillos love and so do the
insects that the armadillos are
digging for. When they destroy
your yard, it may be best to
smile and forgive these
strange-looking but fascinating
armored mammals for eating
up your yard. On the plus side,
they do consume a lot insects,
aerate the soil. And also, if they
are digging up against your
house, it could be a sign of
termites.


I am a dog breeder. When I
have pups, sometimes they
need vet assistance vet bill.
When they are 6 weeks old,
they need shots vet bill. Eight
weeks old vet bill. If I sell them
at that age, they need health
certificates vet bill. If not sold
then, another vet bill at 10
weeks and 13 weeks and 16
weeks, and they need to be fed.
So when I tell you I want $500
or $600 for this dog, please
don't tell me that you will give
me $300. I'm not working for
nothing. You wouldn't.

Doggy Gestapo
I'd like to respond to the lady
who said that I'm part of the
doggy Gestapo. I am a doggy
Gestapo because I do not enjoy
socializing with dogs. Dogs are
animals, not people. They
should be kept out of public
places. A lot of people don't
enjoy it more than 99 percent.

Lighten up
About the dog in Walmart:
You know, people carry more
germs and bacteria than dogs
do. And maybe the couple
couldn't leave the Jack Russell
in the car to fry or leave him at
home because of circum-
stances. You need to open your
heart to pets and realize that
they're made by God too for us
to take care of. Quit being so
uppity and snooty.

Go around turtles
Our turtles. You people with
automobiles: Do not try to
straddle a turtle in the road.
Slow down and go around him
because these new cars are too
low and all you do is mash them
into the pavement. So slow
down and go around them.


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T hat's Life ............................................................................ P a g e 4
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O n the R oad A gain .............................................................. Page 6
C causing G uffaw s.................................................................. Page 7
For Your Inform ation ............................................................ Page 8
Lots of G iggles .................................................................... P age 9
G overnm ent ...................................................................... P age 10
G od Bless A m erica ............................................................ Page 11
Q questions & Answ ers ........................................................ Page 12
G ood Suggestions ............................................................ Page 13
C hronicle Bashing .............................................................. Page 14
O nly in C itrus C county ........................................................ Page 15
C hronicle K udos ................................................................ Page 16
P laces To G o ...................................................................... P age 17
T ha n k Y o u .......................................................................... P ag e 18
A ll A bout S ports ................................................................ Page 19
That's Entertainm ent.......................................................... Page 20
What We Need in Citrus County........................................ Page 21
C itrus C county Schools ...................................................... Page 21
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Expensive entertainment


Today my wife and I were dis-
cussing poor countries and why
they have so many children.
They don't have money for cars
to drive to go to the movies or
no money for DVDs, computers,
games, to go out to the bar, any-
thing, cable TV. So what's the
entertainment to do for a mar-
ried couple? Only one thing:
sex. And that becomes more ex-
pensive down the line.

Marijuana
If you wanted to make this
country a better place to live,
you should outlaw alcohol and
legalize marijuana.
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I agree with the caller that
marijuana should be legalized
and taxed. Ending the foolish
war on drugs would affect the
gun-control controversy be-
cause many of the daily mur-
ders in the cities are drug
related.
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What is the big deal about the
marijuana? People talk about it
like it's heroin. I have yet to hear
anybody overdose on mari-
juana. Go to sleep? Yeah. Over-
dose? No. Rob a bank for it
because they need another
joint? No. Shop around, doctor
shop because they need an-
other joint? No. It's just mari-
juana.
*
I'm watching "National Geo-
graphic" and they have police
officers arresting people with
marijuana plants and then after
the commercial, the very next
thing they have in the same
state, police officers helping a
lady get her marijuana plants
back and returning them to her.
I don't understand that. Because
she has supposedly a medical
marijuana need, so she has six
giant plants. Now in one in-
stance the person gets arrested
for a very minor amount of mar-


ijuana, and in the other in-
stance, a person gets help get-
ting their giant marijuana plants
back. That does not make
sense. I do not understand how
the law applies to some people
and not to others just because
a doctor says so.

Don't miss
the cold
Last night I was sitting in my
house. I stayed up late to watch
scenes from NewYork and New
England. Snow and more snow,
howling winds up to 100 mph. It
was sure nice sitting in my cozy
house after walking (in) the nice
old Florida warmth to see what
I was missing since my move
down here absolutely nothing.

Think globally
Regarding keeping count the
Jan. 3 nothing says Christmas
like complaining about gifts
somebody else got or what
somebody else is doing ..Come
on, are you kidding me? My chil-
dren don't get 10 gifts ..I won-
der what happens the other 364
days, how those children get
along. No, but let's not see that.
You didn't get yours or you did-
n't get as much as the next guy.
You wonder why there's a prob-
lem in the world, not just here in
Inverness but the world? Come
on. Don't worry about the other
guy; worry about yourself. Think
globally Act locally.

Can't buy heaven
It's too bad that this man that
wrote that money is all he
knows about and that's the only
thing that's real. I'd like to see
when the time comes that the
good Lord calls him, that he
buys his way into heaven with
money, because that's not going
to happen. I hope someday he
realizes that before his time is
called.


Christ is calling
My husband told me a story
When he went to church this
morning, the minister was giv-
ing a sermon and a cell phone
started ringing somewhere. He
looked ..and quickly responded,
"Is that the Lord, is that the
Lord?" Actually, there was
laughter following.


knows other's financial circum-
stances.

Missions of mercy
Recently, a caller opined the
churches were doing too much
to help those in need. His opin-
ion was that too many people
were taxing the generosity and
largesse of the area churches'
food pantries, clothing caches,
et al. He opined it was the job of
government to aid and assist
those in need. Frankly, my opin-
ion is, he is completely wrong. It
is the calling of our area
churches to reach out to the
hungry, the homeless, the
needy, in order to alleviate their


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On my day off, I enjoy my tel-
evision programs, like every-
body else, and I wish they'd quit
interrupting the program so the
president can make a speech.
My day-off relaxation is more
important. As a matter of fact,
after he speaks, you hear it 15
or 18 times more, over and over,
on television every five minutes
or so, it seems like.

Charity clarity
What charity people give to is
their own business. Don't play
God and say their preferred
cause is not a worthy one,
whether it is for children, hungry
people overseas, animals, envi-
ronmental or wildlife. As to how
much one contributes, no one


distress. What has the govern-
ment, state or federal, done that
has been truly effective and ef-
ficient, timely and trustworthy,
persistent and praiseworthy?
Name just one government in-
stitution other than our military
that has shown the above at-
tributes as has the generous
members of our churches. You
cannot. So support our areas
churches and their missions of
mercy.

Nice gentlemen
I would just like to say that it's
wonderful to see gentlemen
opening the doors for ladies and
pumping their fuel and doing all
those wonderful things. There
should be more gentlemen like
that out there.


Cruise blues
What a disaster with the
Carnival cruise ship. I know
what that's like because my
son and I were on it twice and
actually maybe three times. It is
a disaster. Both times it was ex-
actly like this. We had no elec-
tricity, no water. The
bathrooms, you couldn't get.
They dumped all our luggage
out on the ground after the trip
was over and we had to go to
another place.

Hate waiting
I just want to put in a com-
plaint to all doctors out there
and I want to hear from people
out there also on this subject of
keeping appointments. I hap-
pened to go and be late for my
doctor's appointment today due
to the Holder Post Office being
shut down. Their electronics
were down. So I had to go
across to Beverly Hills to the
post office. I needed to get a
money order, which was im-
portant. Something up North
had to be done or I could lose
something. So they told me
when I called them, not past 15
minutes. So I got there a little
past and they kicked me out of
there. So I want to know, how
could they do that? You know,
they have a lot of nerve... I
haven't been in your office
where you haven't made me
wait past 40 minutes. I've
waited 40 minutes past for you
in an examining room.
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Late for appointments, doc-
tors. Very, very rarely am I late
for a doctor's appointment. I'm
usually 10 minutes early. One
in 50 times I was late, a doctor
said to me, "You have to be
here on time." I interrupted and
said, "I have at least two hours
of credit hours here." He took
me right in. I rest my case.
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In response to "Keeping doc-
tors' appointments": I think it's
totally unethical for doctors to
refuse to treat a patient who
comes in 15 minutes late when
we've waited over an hour to
be seen by the doctor. And we
should not be charged for


being late or missing an ap-
pointment because doctors
make us stay there so late.

Noisy neighbors
I don't know what they're
whining about ..in Citrus Hills
because a house across from
them has been abandoned for
six years. They're lucky. I live in
the Inverness South Highlands.
I wish one of my neighbors'
houses were empty for six
years. But, no, they're not. I've
got neighbors with five, six
barking dogs all the time. A
guy's riding the lawnmower in
the yard two, three days a week
in the winter t didn't even
grow using leaf-blowers for
nonexistent leaves. I got a lot of
leaves in my yard but I use a
rake. So I would love to look at
woods and a house deteriorat-
ing and nature than to have all
these environmental-menace
neighbors next door to me and
kids screaming and all that.

Daylight-saving
time
Some parents are saying
that they don't want to have
daylight-saving time all year
round because they don't want
their kids walking to school in
the dark. Well, if they don't want
them out in the dark, then how
come the kids are still playing
ball and other sports at 8 p.m.
outside in the dark? If it's so
bad for them to go to school in
the dark, then they shouldn't be
playing outside in the dark. But
parents probably don't want
them playing inside and getting
in their hair. And do some par-
ents even look to see what their
kids are wearing to school? I
see them in short-sleeve shirts
at 7 a.m. when the tempera-
ture's not even 40 degrees.

Liar, liar
Reading in the paper today
"Dean bill gets thumbs-up in
committee," "Measure would
further penalize lying to law en-
forcement in certain circum-
stances." Really? How about
lying in all circumstances?
What's wrong with this?


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Saltwater intrusion


You don't have to be a geol-
ogist, hydrologist or a rocket
scientist to see the saltwater in-
trusion due to the lack of fresh
water. I have watched the death
of old palm trees in salt and
towering vegetation occurring
from the Gulf to (U.S.) 19. Yes,
palms did flourish nearly to the
Gulf shoreline. Don't give or sell
any water from anywhere. What
good are jobs if you don't have
water? The county leaders are
selling the county into extinc-
tion.
Dreamers
I see where some dreamers
are talking about cleaning up
the Crystal River with some sort
of a vacuum. Well, they should
be aware that it's already been
invented. It's called a dredge
and that will be worse than any-
thing else because all that
sludge and water has to go
someplace also. By the way, the
county engineer should come
over and check out one of these
canals that's been cleaned up
and see all the fish and stuff
that's in it compared to the car-
pet of lyngbya that's out in front
of my house.


Just a question
This is in reference to Art
Jones and the Save the Mana-
tee Club article. Easter morn-
ing, Sunday morning (March
31), I was looking out my canal
and I saw two dolphins round-
ing up mullet. They were swim-
ming around in circles,
splashing their tails. It's very en-
joyable to watch. And then I no-
ticed they stirred the water all
up and it became very murky
for an hour or so until the tide
came in and blew it away Does
that mean that we have to also
do something about dolphins
and such mammals and ani-
mals like that that also stir the
water up as does the machine?
I would like that question to be
posed to the Save the Manatee
Club and U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

Water
On the bottom of page 4 of
this morning's paper (Jan. 1)
was "Watering rules." How
about if I just give you $50 and
I can use up to 28 million gal-
lons a year. I hope that's OK. I
don't want or accept your wa-
tering rules if you're giving away


28 million gallons a year.
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I see where they are going to
allow Crystal River to have a
well drilled there and pull out 28
million gallons of water without
a meter. I also see the same
day, Jan. 1, in the paper where
Citrus County is no longer
going to give warning citations
for watering your yard. Well, I
think I'll go with my conscience
on this one, guys.
0
Another case of the foxes
guarding the chicken coop. I'm
referring to the well with no
meter in Crystal River. Shame
on me and shame on you,
Crystal River.
*
This cruel, inefficient Swift-
mud, and the Chronicle carries
the stories and reports that they
claim they're not violating the
Outstanding Florida Waterways
laws. Well, would the Chronicle
please print the law of an Out-
standing Florida Waterway and
let the people decide? ... Swift-
mud should be chastised ..They
are violating the law. How can
you withdraw water from a body
of water that is being de-


graded? And their job is to pro-
tect the water. They're selling
the water. We all know it. Let's
do something about it.
0
I will not skip watering my
lawn until they decide not to
give away 28 million gallons of
water a year.

Greenhouse
effect
Everybody seems to have
blind eyes and deaf ears es-
pecially the politicians to what
the fact is about ..the biggest
problem to what the green-
house effect and ozone is. It's
not fossil fuel. It is cutting down
our trees and forests. Trees ab-
sorb 60 percent carbon dioxide
and put out 40 percent oxygen
into the atmosphere, which
cools the world. And that is a
scientific fact ..Greenhouse ef-
fect: Look at Arizona and Cali-
fornia as an example.
Thousands and thousands of
acres of forest burning up and it
gets hotter there every summer
and colder every winter. That's
what trees do; cool the land in
the summer, warm the land in
the winter. Florida is becoming
the same way, and that's a sci-
entific fact.

Hyacinth help
Why? I mean today's paper
(July 3), "Act two for hyacinths."
It takes scientists to figure this


out. When I got here in 1963,
the lakes were white, sandy bot-
toms. You didn't have the hy-
acinth problem because the
hyacinths would float from here
to there and which, like it said,
would shade out the bad algae
and the hyacinth. And now
we've got a scientist and a study
taking a second look. It doesn't
need a second look. The only
reason why it was taken away is
because people got upset with
the floating hyacinths getting in
the way of the boat slips and
along the shoreline. But if they
realized it, they would have
ample fish. It used to be the
bass capital of the world on this
side. And at King's Bay, I can re-
member when I first got here,
you could jump off out there
where that beach is and you
had clear, sandy bottom and
blue crabs running right up
alongside of the dock. Great ex-
ample. Put them back in their
lakes. It won't solve all the prob-
lems, but it will definitely start
killing off all that garbage.

Nasty-looking
trash
I was just calling to say that I
think it's kind of crazy that I pick
up across the street on the right-
of-way from my house, but
these tractors come by and they
mow the rights-of-way on these
side streets and there's nobody
picking up no trash in front of
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everything and basically it looks
worse when they get done than
it did when they started. Now I
clean up across the street from
my place, but I'm not going to
walk up and down these roads
in front of those tractors and
clean up the whole neighbor-
hood. I think that they should
have some inmates or some-
body picking this garbage up in
front of them tractors so that
they don't just mow it and it
goes everywhere and it shoots
on the streets and stuff and it's
just a nasty-looking thing.

Sinkhole solution
Why so many sinkholes?
Stop these watering bottling
companies drawing so many
thousands of (gallons of) water
every day for their income bo-
nanza. If I recall correctly, they
pay a really ridiculously low
amount for this great privilege.
Put a stop to it. It sure would
help us.

Wasting water
The county commissioners
allowed an interest to take water
from Citrus County's system.
And I've always heard that
some people will do anything for
a dollar well, there it is. I will
not conserve water until they
stop this foolishness and waste
of our own reservations. It's
time they get on the ball, but I
doubt that very much really ever
will.


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Something in the water


I don't understand why the
people around Forest Ridge
Publix shopping mall are so stu-
pid when it comes to driving. I
just had some old man pull out
in front of me. He made a left
turn to go onto Forest Ridge
Boulevard, never looked, just
pulled straight out in front of me.
I had to go into another lane to
avoid hitting him. I don't know.
There's something in the drink-
ing water down here.

Pull over
I agree with the person who
complained about people not
pulling over to the side of the
road 'til a funeral procession
passes by Well, that's nothing.
You should see how many cars
do not pull over when a fire truck
or an ambulance tries to pull out
onto (State Road) 44 from the
firehouse on Apopka Avenue.
Cars just keep right on going
without ever letting the fire truck
into their lane. Someday it's
going to be their house or a rel-
ative's house that's on fire and
they'll get annoyed because the
fire truck didn't get there fast
enough. Then they should look
back and remember how they
never pulled off the road for the
truck to get through on its way
to an emergency.

Obey the law
I know this has been re-
peated many times, but it bears
repeating again. When making
a right-hand turn when there's a
red light, the law reads that you
have your right turn signal on,
come to a full and complete
stop, and proceed with caution
after you look both ways. To do
anything else causes accidents,
is against the law, and even if
you see police not following the
law, does not mean you should
not do it. Everybody should fol-
low the law. Please do that.


There's been close accidents,
close calls and a lot of acci-
dents in Citrus County because
you don't follow the law. A red
light means you have to stop,
even if you're turning right. You
have to follow the law.

Just a question
If there are any Florida legis-
lators out there reading this col-
umn, please help me
understand why the driver of an
automobile surrounded by two
tons of steel and many, many
airbags must wear a seatbelt,
whereas a motorcycle driver
can cruise down the highway,
protected by nothing, and is not
required to wear a helmet.

Value safety
There is one thing to be said
for states that require yearly
auto inspections: You won't be
rear-ended by someone with
bald tires, brakes that don't stop
timely, one headlight at night, no
taillights to warn you how close
the car ahead is, improperly op-
erating windshield wipers so
you drive blind. If you don't
value your safety, I do value
mine and I don't want you on
the same road as me.

Good-ol'-boys
I see the people who want to
remove the lights off the tele-
phone poles for the red light
runners are probably the same
good-ol'-boys that want to re-
move the fines for throwing
garbage out on the highways in
the state of Florida.

Give out tickets
I am an Inverness resident
and I was sitting eating my
lunch watching (State Road) 44
today and I'd like to know why
our sheriff's department doesn't
stop people without their lights


on in the down-pouring rain,
which it's been raining on Valen-
tine's Day. And our county
would make thousands of
money if all the people were
stopped today that did not have
their lights on. It's a law in most
states in the United States. So


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and our sheriff needs to make
his people wear raingear and
give tickets out.

Pass inspection
State car inspections have
something to say for them. Both
headlights must be operational,
tires must have tread, brakes
must have function, windshield
wipers need to be operational
and rear lights must work. If the
above conditions weren't met by
your car, stay the heck off the
road. I don't want you on the
same road as I am.

Read the signs
You know, it amazes me how
many people in Inverness and
Citrus County can't read four
simple little words on two signs.
One of them is, "No right on
red." The other one is, "Take


down when driving." This per-
tains to the blue placard disabil-
ity parking sticker. I just don't
understand why they can't read
these two little sentences and
do as they're supposed to.
Maybe if Citrus County would
watch, they would write more
tickets for people illegally turn-
ing on red and write warnings
for people hanging signs.

Obey the rules
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Pine Ridge Boulevard and most
roads means no passing, and


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the speed limit also refers to
motorcycle riders.

Red light rights
Red-light cameras. To those
people who love the red-light
cameras: Wait 'til you get one
and have to pay that $158 fine
when you were not even driving
the vehicle. They are a direct vi-
olation of our Florida and con-
stitutional rights. Our rights are
eroding away and no one even
cares.

Hurry to nowhere
To the person who wrote in to
the Sound Off about people
passing double yellow lines in
Pine Ridge: I totally agree. If
people are stupid and they want
to cross a yellow line to pass
and they get hurt or killed, it's
hard to have compassion or any
feelings for somebody that stu-


pid. They're in a hurry to go
nowhere. In most cases, people
that do that get no farther ahead
because every time they race or
dodge in and out of cars, at the
next stoplight I'm right beside
them again. So it just goes to
show you how some people
think or I mean, don't think.

Thanks for light
I just wanted to compliment
the county or state or whoever's
decision it was to put the traffic
light at (State Road) 44 and
(County Road) 490. The extra
light over on the street or on the
sidewalk when you're coming
around that corner makes it ex-
tremely easy to tell that the light
is going to change and it has
made a difference in the way
the traffic flows at that intersec-
tion.

Lesson learned
I just received a ticket of $158
from a red-light camera. I was
making a right turn on red. The
solution for me is as follows:
Anytime the light is red, I will not
turn and the traffic can pile up
behind me and I will wait 'til it
turns green. Maybe we'll get
these people to fix this silly non-
sense. And by the way, I don't
think I've had a traffic ticket in
30 or 40 years.

Read the signs
Have schools stopped teach-
ing kids how to read? Street
signs say, "No right-hand turn
on red," but it doesn't mean a
thing to people driving cars.
Winn-Dixie has door signs that
say, "Do not enter," but people
still enter through them. The his-
torical museum has signs on
three doors of the building that
say, "Enter from North Apopka,"
and even has a picture of a
hand pointing a finger toward
the north, but people still stand
there shaking the door to get it
to open. What do people do
when they get prescriptions
filled that say on the bottle,
"Don't take with grape juice,
grapefruit juice," or "Just take
before meals," etc. They proba-
bly don't read them either and


just pop the pills whenever they
feel like it. Is this what our edu-
cation is coming to? No wonder
we've dropped so drastically in
school ratings. Such a pity

Dangerous
situation
Ignorant drivers are danger-
ous. I have seen numerous
times on U.S. 19 when a driver
wishes to make a left-hand turn
at a turnaround or an intersec-
tion and they pull to the left so
that the cars in the intersection
are passenger to passenger.
This creates a very dangerous
situation, as the view of oncom-
ing traffic is blocked. I have seen
accidents because of this situa-
tion and many near misses. The
correct way to enter the inter-
section or turnaround is to pull
to the right. This makes it so that
the cars are positioned driver to
driver and the view of the on-
coming traffic is not blocked.
Because drivers have been
driving incorrectly for so long,
the people in charge of the
roads should paint directional
arrows in the intersection to
help the drivers to drive cor-
rectly and avoid this dangerous
situation.

Just a suggestion
By the way folks drive in
Florida, you all need to know
that there are no Florida traffic
laws. They're all suggestions.

Bad drivers
I've been told by people that
moved to Citrus County from all
over the place, South Florida, all
over the state and even Europe,
that this county has the worst
drivers in the world and I have
to believe them now because
every day I go out lately, I get
cut off or something. What really
cracks me up is in the 50 and
60 zone on (State Road) 44,
you always have people going
30 and you can't get around be-
cause they're in each lane and
when you do get to go around
one of them, I guess they're the
ones that call in and say people
are speeding.


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Great gift for in-laws


Yesterday evening my hus-
band and I were both watching
an art auction. There was a
painting print that was up for
sale for $150. It was an ant lay-
ing on its back with its head up
and its legs flailing. Above it a
short distance was a mosquito.
This was all on this piece of art
for sale. I looked at it and de-
cided, are they mating or are
they going to fight? Then I had
another idea. This is a perfect
Christmas gift for in-laws that
have everything.

Scratchy
bottom
I don't have any wheelchairs
or anything like that to com-
plain about. But, you know, the
other day I bought this roll of
toilet paper and it really irritated
you know my what. Now, you
guys beat that one.

Silly sign
I just withdrew some money
from the ATM at my credit
union and there was a sign on
there that says, "Do not make
faces at the ATM, there's a fed-
eral law against it." Well, I can
only think of one thing that's sil-
lier than making silly faces at
the ATM: It's the silly fool that
placed the silly sign on there in
the first place. And I think the
federal government has gone
too far when you can't make a
silly face anymore. I mean,
man, it's just we have no free-
doms left whatsoever. You can't
even make a silly face any-
more.

Long live Hillary
Former President Bill Clinton
was interviewed regarding his
wife Hillary's health. He said,
"She's doing fine and will live to
be 120." Then he commented,
"She'll outlive three husbands


after me."
Something's
squirrely
There will be an annual
meeting of the Squirrel Ear-
notching Society to be held at
Frost Bite Falls, Fla., on Feb.
31. Guest speaker will be
Rocket J. Squirrel.

Sleepless nights
CNN news announced a
woman gave birth to two sets
of identical twins at the same
time. I don't imagine his par-
ents will get any sleep for the
next two years.

Plan ahead
Regarding the article in the
Friday paper (March 1) about
the water and the weeds in the
Hernando and Inverness pools.
Seems like you never have
money. Why don't you plan
ahead? It wasn't raining when
Noah built the ark. You can
save the money if you don't
need it one year and let it earn
interest, because sooner or
later you're going to need it. It
wasn't raining when Noah built
the ark. Just remember that at
your next meeting.

Similar quotes
Obama's, "I am not a dicta-
tor," tops Nixon's, "I am not a
crook."

Bogus bills
I sure got a good laugh out
of the "BOGUS BILL$" article in
the Chronicle here this past
week here on March 11 with
the deputy holding up what he
though was a counterfeit bill
there. I think if he reached in
his pocket, he'd find a whole
bunch of other fake fiat bills in
his pocket there. It's just they
was printed on a printing press


at the Federal Reserve. That's
not even a government entity.
So all the money we're carry-
ing, all these bills, it's not
money. All these bills we're car-
rying in our pockets are fake,
too. So we'd get arrested if we
print one up. The government
prints all the junk money up by
themselves. So it's a big laugh.

Grave decision
Considering Hugo Chavez
was the head of state in the


enough hot air in Washington
to have wind energy

Winter's over?
Punxsutawney (Phil) is right;
we are going to have an early
spring. Our winter is pretty well
over. All we're doing now is
waiting for the heat to come
down. We're not going to have
a cold winter. The animal is cor-
rect.


list. Wonder where they'll file
the conversation and those pic-
tures.

What a joke
Reading the Chronicle April
4, I had not gotten to the
comics yet when I suddenly
had a great belly laugh. The ar-
ticle's heading was "Congress
returns to work." What a joke.


Intriguing
Slow news day headline


The past week there have
been a number of comments
on the news about President
Obama's "dog walker." I'm sure
even President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, who couldn't walk,
didn't expect Eleanor to get out
of bed at 6 a.m. to walk Fala.


Well, I think we have another
headline (April 11, page C3). I
never really did get the answer
to exactly how one toasts a
manatee, but apparently you've
come up with another headline
for me. You're offering "A two-
step method to keep your
thighs moist."Well, that sounds
rather intriguing, doesn't it
now?

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our government should send
him a wreath of poison ivy to
place on the grave.

Grows and grows
I have noticed that Forbes'
list of billionaires is like Amer-
ica's deficit; it grows every year.

Windy
Washington
A TV national network show
was discussing solar, air and
gas and oil energy and how
popular solar and wind energy
are becoming. We have


The next thing the news media
will be inquiring is if the dog
walker carries a pooper-
scooper and plastic baggy.
Things must be getting awful
dull in the newsroom.

Watch list
This morning while listening
to Glenn Beck on the radio, he
was fussing about the govern-
ment being able to gain access
to phone records. Imagine
yourself holding your picture-
taking-and-sending cell phone,
facing yourself while going to
the potty, and it's in send mode
to someone else's number.You
are on the government's watch


We have a request for the
folks who monitor things. You
monitor express checkout
lanes, handicapped parking
and now our manners. Will you
also please monitor the en-
trance and exit doors at the
stores to be sure people are
using them correctly?

Good eyesight
Running scared of coyotes
only proves that you have vi-
sion in at least one eye.

Grim reality
I read where Sarah Palin is
rejoining Fox News. Fox Chair-
man Roger Ailes said he hopes


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she continues to speak her
mind. Ah, if only she one. Be-
sides, I thought she was going
on the "Celebrity Wife Swap"
so-called reality show.

Dirt nap
Us old people in Beverly
Hills take objection to "JJ" Ken-
ney calling old people, when
they die, "taking a dirt nap." We
think it's uncalled for and un-
professional.

Waiting for date
Hey, I just wonder what hap-
pened to, in the newspaper,
where it's like a dating thing in
the newspaper. I guess nobody
wants to date anybody. I see
why.

Truth sells
This is for the call-in "Truth
sells." The caller said that he
has been buying the paper a lit-
tle bit more often because he
has seen that you're telling the
truth a little bit more. How does
he know how much truth has
been told in the paper on the
days when he didn't buy the
paper? If he doesn't buy the
paper, how does he know if
there was truth in there? Oh,
please, give us all a break.

Don't blame
president
This past summer, with all
the rain we've been having and
it comes without warning, al-
most, ruining everybody's golf
dates and swimming dates.
However, this is one thing you
cannot blame on President
Obama and the Democrats.

Satchel vs. Streak
Hey, this call is for (Gerry)
Mulligan writing his little story
about his cat, Streak. Not all of
us get carte blanche in the
newspaper to write about our
pets. So Streak beat a bobcat?
I wake up and my Satchel's
beating up an armadillo. So
how about it, baby? Satchel vs.
Streak for the king of Crystal
River. Let's do it, Mulligan.
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Pull over for processions


Pull over for processions


I was reading in the paper
somebody called in about
when the national anthem is
played, you should stand up. I
agree with her 100 percent.
I've noticed in Citrus County
when a funeral procession's
coming up the road, if you can
- I'm saying if you can you
should pull over to the side
and pay your respects 'til it all
goes by. That's what you
should do, but not everybody
knows this.

Felons registry
About the felons' registry:
It's not at the jail but at (the)
Warrants Department, the
sheriff's office right next to the
jail. Please do not send them
to the jail. It's actually to the
Warrants Department next to
the jail.

Volume
violations
The Sound Off caller who
was disturbed by the loud tel-
evision commercials should
know that it's been illegal
since Dec. 13 for TV ads to ex-
ceed the average volume of
the accompanying programs.
To report violations of the
Commercial Advertising Loud-
ness Mitigation (Act) or CALM
Act, call the Federal Commu-
nications Commission at 1-
800-225-5322 or fill out an
online complaint form at
fcc.gov/complaints.


EdenPURE
heater repair
Does anyone know of a re-
pair person for a EdenPURE
Gen 3 heater? Their repair fa-
cility is in North Carolina -too
far to go. I would appreciate an
answer in the column.
0
"Heater repair" Sound Off:
Check your battery in the re-
mote of your EdenPURE. If
under warranty, they will repair
it free, including shipping.
0
This is in reference to the
EdenPURE heater that some-
one wanted repairs on. We
had to send our whole heater
back to the company. They
said they had no repair people
locally and they sent us a new
heater.
*
I'm calling about today's
paper (Jan. 14). Somebody in
there (called) about Eden-
PURE Gen 3. They need help
with the heater on it. I know
about Gen 3s. If you want to
give them my phone number,
it's 249-1019.

Scooters
To the person who is very -
and I mean very fortunate
not to need a handicapped
scooter to get to their vehicle
in the store parking lots: Just
about every scooter provider
sends an employee out with


the scooter rider and returns it
to the store. If you would
check, you would see at least
90 percent of all store-conve-
nience pushcarts are pushed
into the lots and left to roll into
the parked cars and not (their)
marked spaces. My dad taught
me a long time ago that it's
better to keep your mouth shut


and let people think you
(might) be a fool than to open
your mouth and remove all
doubt.

Disabilities vary
On the car license tag for
disabled people, there is a
wheelchair. That doesn't mean
there has to be a wheelchair
inside. They can be disabled


many other different ways.

Obama phone
This is a call in response to
the so-called free Obama
phone. Free phones are a cre-
ation of Ronald Reagan, who
began the program in 1984. It
is called the Lifeline program
and provides a free land line
to provide a vital link to emer-
gency services. Under Clinton
it grew to include cellphones.
To qualify, you must live in a
household with an income at
the poverty level. The program
is paid for by the telecommu-
nications company through an


independent nonprofit, not
through tax revenue. Don't
take my word for it. Look it up.
It's easy to find.

Hairspray
hinders hearing
FYI: Beware that the use of
a hairspray will gradually re-
duce the effectiveness of your
behind-the-ear hearing aid.
Electronic circuit cleaner sold
by Radio Shack will clear that
up.

Flag etiquette
I just saw on TV and I've
seen it in newspapers where
they are retiring tattered
American flags in a ceremony
in a veterans organization. As


veterans, they should be read-
ing the regulations. When they
retire the American flag in its
tattered form, the burning of it
should not be photographed in
any way, shape or form. And
when this happens, some-
times the media is held ac-
countable but it is not their
fault. The members should
read their regulations.

No deposit,
no refund
This is for the fellow who
thinks he should get a refund
on his plastic bottle because it
says on there "5 cent refund."
If you're really so dense and
not realizing that in those
states that he mentioned, peo-
ple make a deposit on those
bottles and then when they re-
turn them, they get a refund.
Does he not realize that?
Does he think he can just take
any old bottle back and get a
refund for something that he
never made a deposit for? I
cannot believe that some peo-
ple are this dense.

Controlled burns
I'm calling to respond to an-
other caller who questioned
the controlled burns in Chas-
sahowitzka Preserve. I know it
doesn't seem right to burn the
woods when animals are nest-
ing, but please understand
that many plants and animals,
especially the rare and declin-
ing ones, rely on natural fire
caused by lightning to keep
their habitat open and sunny,
not overgrown and dark. For
example, Bobwhite quail, fox
and sparrows and Loggerhead
Shrike disappear without the
clearing and renewing effects
of fire. Since we can no longer
allow natural lightning fires to
run their course, we public
land managers depend on
prescribed burning. Southern
pinelands and the wildlife they
sustain are becoming increas-
ingly rare because of the lack
of fire. Although some animals
do perish in the fire, burning
really is about the long-term
benefit to wildlife.


Ahoy, matey
I have the fun fact of today:
When the first regular phone
service was established in
1878, people said, "Ahoy," not
"Hello."

Costly statue
According to Channel 9
News, the cost to keep the
Statue of Liberty open is
$61,600 a day.

Fun facts
I have a good fact of the
day. Did you know that 7 per-
cent of Americans eat McDon-
ald's every day? This is a true
fact. I was reading in a history
book that John Quincy Adams
owned a pet alligator, which
he kept in the East Room of
the White House. The past his-
tory is very, very interesting.
0
I have the fun (facts) of the
day: The quartz crystal in a
wristwatch vibrates 32,768
times a second. Very interest-
ing ...Salt is one of the few
spices that is all taste and no
smell.

Free information
That person that called in
about 411 said they got an ed-
ucation. They need a better
education. They don't need to
march on Tallahassee be-
cause they had to pay $1.50
for a 411 information call.
What they need to do is dial
800-FREE-411. Then they can
listen to the same ads about
insurance companies but get
their number for free and not
pay $1.50. Been using it for
years and never get it on my
bill.

Warning
With Thanksgiving coming,
people need to be aware that
cranberry juice and blueber-
ries are not recommended for
people who take Warfarin or
Coumadin ...Neither is green
tea. It is not recommended for
people who take Coumadin or
Warfarin.


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Beware of Big Brother


To the caller who wants to
ban digital cameras: First of all
..where to you think you live?
Do you live in George Orwell's
"1984" Utopia where Big
Brother is watching? It's never
going to happen.

Old adage
As I read in Wednesday
morning's paper that Hugh
Hefner married a girl 60 years
younger than him, it reminded
me of an old adage that my fa-
ther used to use which really
rings true many times: There's
no fool like an old fool.

Wingnuts
If ultraliberal Carl Hiaasen
suggests that "that gibbering
NRA wingnut, Wayne LaPierre,"
is in fact a wingnut, then in my
opinion, it really does take one
to know one. He ought to keep
his opinions down in South
Florida where they belong.

Toasted
manatees
Reference Jan. 16's Chroni-
cle headline, "Time to toast
manatees." Personally, I like
mine deep fried in butter and
served with a little garlic.
0
This is for the "Toasted man-
atee" write-in: I was wondering,
does this person even live in
this state?
Sam a Citrus County resi-
I am a Citrus County resi-


dent for 20 years. I have never
saw anything so outrageous in
Sound Off as I read today. How
can you print something so stu-
pid as to "Toast the manatees"?
Some person had to be a hoax
calling in and saying, "Where
can I find toasted manatees,
I've never eaten any?" That's
outrageous. I just can't believe
that you would print something
like that unless you were just
looking to rile all of us up or to
give us a good laugh. I don't
find anything funny in the
thought. I'm very, very, very
disturbed.
*
This is in reference to the
"Toasted manatee" (Sound
Off). Two days ago we toasted
the president of the United
States and we did not eat him.
I was just curious what state
this clown is from or if he is se-
rious. If so, please go back to
wherever you came from. The
manatees are a wondrous
source of tourist attraction here
and some people just shouldn't
take things literally.
0
This is Tuesday (Jan. 29). I
was reading all the comments
about the "Toasted manatees."
Don't blame the Chronicle for
printing such funny stuff. We
need a good laugh. God knows
there's not much to laugh about
nowadays and they say laugh-
ter is the best medicine. Keep
on printing stupid stuff and
show people how stupid they
are and give us a good laugh.


0
When I saw the article on
"Toasting manatees," I admit I
did a double-take but quickly
realized what they were talking
about. The caller in the Sound-
ing Off was just trying to inject
some humor, and grumpy peo-
ple did what grumpy people do
- they called in unnecessary,
caustic remarks about the per-
son instead of just smiling.
Thanks for the smile.


I don't think there was a need
to apologize for it at all. As
"Roseanne Roseannadanna"
on "Saturday Night Live" would
say, "Nevermind,"to all the peo-
ple that didn't understand the
joke.
*
Now I see in today's paper
(Jan. 29) where people are
complaining about you guys at
the Sounding Off putting in the
"Toasted manatee" caller or
writer or whatever he did. I read
that one. That one was funny. I
got a very good chuckle out of
that. So these people that can't
understand that the guy was
obviously joking, they are the
one that needs to go back
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I wanted to say that I got a
big kick out of the "Toasted
manatee" article the first time
that it appeared. It was obvi-
ously a joke, to me. I was sur-
prised to see that so many
people in Citrus County could-
n't recognize that it was a joke.


here in Citrus County We need
people with a sense of humor
and can go with the flow of
things. They just need to get
over themselves.
U
In response to the inquiry
about toasted manatees: I
haven't tried them toasted, but


I've been told they're very good
smoked and served with
mustard.
*
Oh my goodness, I can't be-
lieve that at least four people
were so outraged at such an
obviously tongue-in-cheek
question about "toasting man-
atees," that they had to call in
to complain. It just goes to
show you that there are a lot of
people around here that have
no sense of humor. Calling oth-
ers stupid and that you should
be shamed of yourself? One
even said people should not
take things literally. Who's the
one who shouldn't be taking
things literally? Personally, I en-
joyed both the headline and the
Sound Off in regard to the
headline. So here's an answer
to the question: I hear they
taste like toasted chicken. Ha,
ha. Have a good day.

Handicapped
come first
I don't know where you peo-
ple learn how to drive down
here in Florida, but where I
come from, the handicapped
people always have the right of
way. When they go in the gro-
cery stores and you see a
handicapped placard around
our neck, we get to go to the
front of the line first. That's just
common sense. If there's no
handicapped space available
anywhere with a space next to
it, even though it doesn't say
handicapped, it automatically
becomes a handicapped
space. If we're backing out of a
parking spot, you have to wait
because we have the right of
way. It gets me so mad these
people don't realize that when
you're handicapped, you al-
ways have the right of way. We


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have the rights. Not everybody
gets rights down here.

Mighty mouse
I think it's time that we
stopped giving these service
permits for dogs and animals.
It's getting to be that it won't be
long 'til you have a mouse
come in the door with the serv-
ice thing over their shoulders. I
think it's getting ridiculous.
There's dogs and cats and
everything else with service
things. It's time to stop and use
a real service dog, not just
somebody's companion.

Not in PA
anymore
This morning at 7:30 when I
looked out my back window, I
saw a coating, a layer of ice in
my bird bath the results of a
white layer of frost over every-
one's lawn. I had to think a
minute and remember I'm in
Florida, not back in
Pennsylvania.

Weird zeroes
Will someone please tell me
why we have to have a line with
a zero? I have given and dialed
wrong numbers because of
this. What purpose does it
serve? A zero is a zero. Why
does it have to have a line
through it and look like an 8?

Featherbrained
The pharmacy just called to
remind me to pick up my pre-
scription. It makes me sleep
well, but on awakening, for a
short while I am forgetful and
featherbrained. My friends say I
should ask my doctor for a pill
to take on awakening so I'm
more alert. In the old days, we
drank a cup of coffee.




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Acknowledgements appreciated


I'd like to thank Sen. Charlie
Dean and Rep. Jimmie Smith
for their response to my emails
urging them to support the Rent
Fairness Act regarding mobile
home lot rents. If nothing hap-
pens, they at least acknowl-
edged my letters.

Child's play
I certainly can't speak for all
Americans, but I personally am
tired up to the eyeballs of the
president and Congress build-
ing a crisis that they can always
solve at the last minute. The
way they run our government is
as childish as the way kids play
games at kindergarten.

First installment
Hey, liberals, you go exactly
what you wanted. The first in-
stallment to Obama has been
paid. He said middle class
taxes wouldn't go up on them.
I'm an employer. The first
checks that I wrote this year, as
much as $15 a week less came
out of one of my employees.
And I'm sure all of you that are
working are going to see the
same thing. Good decision you
made, voting for him. Now
you're going to have to suffer.
You just paid the first
installment.

Mixed nuts
Yesterday on TV, an an-
nouncer commented that a gov-
ernment official resigned his
post to retire to work in Califor-
nia on his walnut orchard. He
said this time he's going to work
with a different kind of nuts.

No switching
parties
As a retired veteran, I believe
a person has the right to join
any political party he or she
chooses, but he or she must
stay in that party until their


term's over and not (be) al-
lowed to switch and give the
other side an edge. If they be-
lieve in the other party, join it
before you run. This we know is
a lowlife trick. If I could get pop-
ular and could get enough peo-
ple to vote for me in a party I
really had no use for, what bet-
ter way could I help the other
party but to change parties and
vote against the one I'm in and
maybe give them enough votes
to change a law or voting
districts?

For the needy
Has anyone else noticed that
every day you read the paper or
see the news, you realize gov-
ernment is becoming less and
less something that the people
need unless you're needy?

Don't disarm us
I said from the very begin-
ning that the fuel is a major fac-
tor in destroying our economy.
They saw they could get away
with it and gouge us and we
would pay up to $4 a gallon.
Now they're raising it to $5. We
all know the whole Congress is
owned by the energy compa-
nies. I'm beginning to under-
stand why they want to disarm
this country. And believe me,
I'm not a gun nut, but I'm be-
ginning to change my mind.

Wasting money
I'm calling the Chronicle in
reference to your article, "U.S.
joins fraud lawsuit against
Lance Armstrong." No wonder
our postal system's going out of
business. How can our U.S.
government allow taxpayers'
money to be used -$30 million,
no less to sponsor an ath-
lete? This is ridiculous and ludi-
crous. Our tax money should
not be used for that. It's sup-
posed to be to run the govern-
ment. This is a waste of


taxpayers' money. No wonder
the post office is going under.
They get everything they
deserve.

Stop foreign aid
I can't understand why the
Congress, the Senate, the pres-


ident or whoever, don't under-
stand about the budget and
how to settle the budget and
how to lower the debt. Very sim-
ple. It's been there for years and
years. Stop the foreign aid ...
Stop foreign aid and take care
of the people in this country. You
won't have to worry about the
budget or the debt. Stop foreign
aid.


stop all their foreign spending
so the Americans don't have to
feel the pinch as much? Why
not stop spending our money
on illegal aliens. If Americans
went to another country ille-
gally, they ain't going to support
you and give you free medical
care and school and every-
thing. You're going to jail and if
you're lucky when you get out,
they'll kick you back to your
country because this is the only
country in the world that treats
illegals better than their own cit-
izens. Why is that? Please an-


swer this, somebody. It's very
confusing to most people I
know.

Not so bad
Here it is Saturday morning
(March 2), so I got up a little
later than usual. But already I
found out that the toilet flushes
just the same as yesterday, I
had hot water for my shower


ana my aog s
I'd like to know (if) maybe the thought we c
editor can answer this. Every along to Obar
time the government makes the effects of
cuts, it's on American backs, not as dire
who pays all the taxes that the feared.
government pisses money
away all over the world. Why Second
doesn't the government cut out d
all the money going to places Amend
like Egypt and Israel and all Our govern
those places and all the other getting read
foreign aid they give out there supreme law
every year and then start the our permission
cuts with Americans after they our Constitu


till loves me. Just
'ught to pass this
na to let him know
sequestration are
as what he had




nent rights
ment seems to be
y to change the
of the land without
on. If they change
tion without our


vote, they'll be making half the
population criminals good,
honest citizens and patriots, is
what I'm talking about. The dif-
ferent states are not going to
have a vote to ratify the change;
they'll just take the vote of the
corrupt Senate. I think we have
elected enough traitors that can
do anything they want. Once
they destroy the Second
Amendment, the rest will be a
breeze. I'm glad I'm 77 years
old, but I can't understand why
I was in the military during
Korea and Vietnam when
they're turning us over to the
enemy anyway. What a waste.
By the way, the UN is an enemy
to all freedom-loving people in
the world. It is communist at its
worst. Goodbye Constitution,
hello UN. They're taking us
without firing a shot. Who said
that? Khrushchev, back in the
early 1960s. amen.

Sweet relief
Do you think it's amazing that
the government is going to cut
services to its own people and
we're giving away money in
other countries like it's candy?

Sick joke
What a sick joke that a
Florida politician wants to make
a law about lying. The politi-
cians are like the CIA. They'll lie
for a living.

Wrong priorities
President Obama is months
behind in the required budget
submittal by law and has not
submitted it yet. However, he
was on time for his pick for the
basketball bracket for the
NCAA Tournament. He cer-
tainly has his priorities out of
alignment somehow.

Workin' 9 to 5
I'm listening to this special
report of the government voting
on this issue. This is not right
that they vote after three-quar-
ters of the legislators have gone
home. The voting should have
to be from 9 to 5 and nothing
after that on voting. Now come
on, you people, let's get this


publicized. No voting after mid-
night or before midnight. You
vote between 9 and 5.

Economize
I have to ask: Does anybody
in the government know what
"broke" means? Bankrupt.
Seems like the deeper in debt
we go, the more they want to
spend. Come on, people. Let's
try to economize a little bit.

Get a laugh
To those of you who get a
laugh: If you want to get in touch
with anybody in Washington,
like the surgeon general's office
or the president's assistants' of-
fice, anybody in Washington in
our government, try to get their
telephone number. Ha, ha, ha! It
took me an hour to realize no
matter what I got, nobody an-
swered the phone or it was the
wrong number. And no matter
what I did, I never got to talk to
anybody So I thought I'd talk to
all of you out there and give you
a laugh. Ha, ha, ha.

MYOB
I wish the state government
would mind their own business.
What right do they have in
telling me what to do and what
not to do, where I should go and
not to go, where I should spend
my money and not to spend it?
I have lived this long without
their help and hopefully it will
stay that way. Let them mind
their own business of being a
pain in the rump and stay out of
mine.

Lucky to have her
I think that Janice Warren is
unduly blamed for her role in the
little problem with the mail-outs.
First of all, she didn't make the
mistake and couldn't have
known about it beforehand. Just
the same, she is not placing
blame or pointing fingers be-
cause she is who she is. Mrs.
Warren has done a wonderful
job at bringing true profession-
alism to our local government,
so cut her a little slack. We are
very fortunate to have her serv-
ing the people.


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Can't understand it


You have reported recently, I
believe, that there are 11 million
aliens coming in who will be
given all the rights of an Amer-
ican citizen when they're sworn
in. And under the same breath,
the president is concerned
about birth control. Now how
can we worry about birth con-
trol for our people who are here
and then bring in 11 million to
produce more children, as well,
that we the taxpayers will have
to look after? I don't understand
what is going on in this country.

Lazy Americans
I'm calling the Chronicle in
reference to your Sound Off,
"Low pay, not prosperity." It just
shows you how lazy Americans
are because he or she's com-
plaining (that) $10 an hour
under that is not enough. Just
shows you how lazy they are. A
job is a job, rather it's $7.50,
$8.50 an hour, and you work
your way up through hard work.
That's why there's so much un-
employment, because Ameri-
cans are lazy and they don't
want to work for less than mini-
mum wage or above minimum
wage. They need to get a life
and realize. If you don't like it,
move to another country. See
how much money you make.

Stay a free nation
In my humble opinion at age
90, the main reason the forefa-
thers of our Constitution made
the Second Amendment right to
bear arms was to instill in our
free nation to stay a free nation,
was to assure us from tyranny.
They knew from past history
that there will always be groups
of people similar to Hitler and
his cohorts who want to rule the
world. We must keep our Sec-
ond Amendment rights and
teach the young how tyranny


comes about.

Winning is
everything
Thank God they nailed
Lance Armstrong for lying to us.
It's OK for our president, our
politicians and our media to lie
to us, but not for bike riders. We
deserve better from those
darned bikers and even those
darned football players. What
they say and do is far more se-
rious than getting the truth
about terrorism, racism, health
care, transparency in govern-
ment or even that silly problem
with the national debt. We are
Americans and winning is
everything to us. It's the only
thing. We can even lie to the
Supreme Court. It's a tax one
day but it's not a tax the next.
But we must draw a line and
demand the truth where it
counts the most bike racing.

Don't play games
Ex-NBA star Dennis Rod-
man tells North Korea's presi-
dent that he has a lifelong friend
while watching North Korea and
the U.S. play. What is the U.S.
doing playing games with a
country whose intention is to
destroy the U.S. with nuclear
rockets? Or is this another ploy
by the U.S. to get into another
Iran situation?

Lifesaving
healthcare
It's interesting that those who
criticize the health care system
in the United States are silent
when a socialist dictator, Hugo
Chavez, suffering from cancer,
fled for treatment to another so-
cialist country, Cuba, and now
is dead. I wonder, if he had fled
to the United States, would he


still be alive?


Rich get richer
I'm calling about "Rich get
richer." So what is the problem


madness end? When we look
at our unions and how they con-
trol the high cost of goods we
manufacture and when we have
legislators and a president who
will be willing to control spend-
ing. Vote and make sure you
consider the costs. It's that
simple.

Help ourselves
When are we going to stop
the madness? I see President
Obama giving Israel billions of
dollars, Syria millions of dollars,


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with that? Doesn't everybody in
America want to be rich?

Chinese garlic
I went to a store to buy some
garlic bulbs distributed by a
company in Longwood, Fla.
Garlic that's from China. What's
wrong with that picture?
0
Garlic from China. Now
there's a red flag if I ever saw
one. We in the United States
are lazy or have gone crazy or
both. Why do we buy everything
from China? We borrow from
them and we buy from them.
Our children and grandchildren
will never be able to pay off this
debt we owe to China. We are
thieves stealing from our own.
The left wants us to continue
down this path. We desperately
need lawmakers who will make
the hard decisions and control
our spending. When will this


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Egypt millions of dollars and
we're closing down air traffic
control towers and we don't
have enough money for the mil-
itary. This country's going down
the tubes and nobody says any-
thing about the foreign aid. I


don't understand why the
media doesn't keep after them
about foreign aid. This is Amer-
ica. Take care of America and
Americans and let the other
countries worry about them-
selves or let Russia or China or
France or Germany or whoever
help other countries. It's time
that we stop helping other peo-
ple and start helping ourselves.

What a country
They took prayer and disci-
pline out of our public schools
and now we're going to let
teachers carry guns because of
it. What a country.

Freedom
philosophy
What is our country's philos-
ophy now? Being like
Venezuela, Spain, Greece,
Russia? In socialistic-commu-
nist countries, they look to
America. They come here to
better themselves because
everyone is the same in a so-
cialistic-communistic country.
Example: A man from Russia
came here because he wanted
to become more than his coun-
try would allow. His statement,
"I came here to be free and I
find it is becoming like my coun-
try" Wake up. Let's not allow our
country to be the country that
cannot see what made this
country great freedom, a
place to become whatever you


desire, not to be depending on
big government. When the gov-
ernment is big, the people are
small. When the government is
small, the people are big. Let's
be a country of freedoms for all.

Legalize
marijuana
You want to do some good
for this country? Outlaw alcohol
and legalize marijuana.

Heroes all
What I saw after the (Boston
Marathon) bombings were
nothing but heroes of every
shape, color, size, race, creed,
whatever you want to call it. It
was everybody helping every-
body and if some moron stole
something during that, that
says nothing about the proud-
ness and the absolute "fantasti-
cism" that Americans displayed
that day. I don't even know if
that's a word, but I just made it
up if it's not.

Innocent until
proven guilty
To the person who wrote on
April 27 that you should have
one month to prove your inno-
cence: I believe you are already
innocent until proven guilty in
the United States. So, and DNA
evidence has already showed
they get that wrong sometimes,
so, and then it's too late.


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Where to drop off bottle caps


I was wondering if anyone
knows where I can get rid of
some bottle tops for the
Leukemia Foundation. There
used to be a phone number
somewhere. We've collected
them for quite some time, the
bottle caps. Appreciate an
answer.
*
I'd like to answer "Bottle caps,"
they want to know where to put
the bottle tops from cans. You
can tell them they can drop
them off at any Lions Club be-
cause Lions clubs collect them
and turn them in to wherever.

Armadillos
My wish is, how do we get rid
of the armadillos? They are just
ruining our yard and we've tried
mothballs. No work. If anybody
has any ideas short of shooting
them, I'd appreciate it.
0
To the person who wishes to
get rid of armadillos ruining their
yard: Just place rags soaked in
ammonia where they're digging
and that will keep all the critters
away and your wish will come
true.
*
Thanks for the tip on the am-
monia-soaked rags to put out in
the yard where the armadillos
dig. The armadillos that come
here don't tell us where they're
going to dig, so I don't know
where to put the rags. Thank
you, anyway
*
There's been some articles
lately on how to get rid of ar-
madillos. Well, the first rule of
the situation is you've got to get
rid of the armadillo food. That's
what they're looking for. They're
tearing up your yard to find grub
worms. So go down to the
Lowes or whomever you choose
and buy some insect killer that
includes grub worms and
spread it all over your yard and


your problem is over.
0
Really interesting the com-
ment somebody made about
getting rid of armadillos, to buy
this bug poison in the store and
then you spread it over the yard
and they'll be gone, just starving
them out ...What this person
failed to realize is the less grubs
they find in the yard, the more
digging they do because they're
going to dig and dig 'til they find
food. So if you eliminate most of
the grubs, they're going to dig all
over your yard. If they get
enough to eat earlier in the
evening, they'll move on to
someplace else.
0
For the people who are writ-
ing in about armadillos tearing
up their yards: Armadillo repel-
lent of Yard Guard 855-665-
3746 is the best. I used it in my
yard and I have no more ar-
madillos over my septic tank
drain field.

Squirrels
Yes, I like squirrels but they're
emptying my birdfeeder as fast
as I can fill it. There's a powder I
know that you can sprinkle on it
that does not affect the birds but
the squirrels doesn't like it. I'd
appreciate any help. If you can
put it in Sound Off, I'm sure
other people would appreciate
it, too.
*
To the person who has the
squirrel note in today's paper:
Ace Hardware has a hot pepper
powder you mix in with the bird-
seed. Since birds don't have
saliva and the squirrels do, once
they get a taste of it, they will not
come back. I've used it and it
works.
0
Sometime ago I had trouble
with squirrels eating my bird-
seed, too, but a friend told me
the squirrels do not like saf-


flower seeds. They're white
seeds, but the birds love them,
so I use that and I have no trou-
ble with the squirrels eating the
birdseed.
*
To the person who was look-
ing for a powder to sprinkle over
birdfeed so that the squirrels
don't get it: I don't know the an-


swer to that question, but I do
know that squirrels do not like
safflower seeds but birds love it.
I saw it at Lowes. It's more ex-
pensive to buy, but in the long
run it's much, much cheaper be-
cause it lasts forever because
only the birds are eating it. Good
luck.
*
Problem with squirrels and
birdfeeders? Place a post where
a squirrel can't jump to and then
put a 5-gallon plastic pail up-
side-down on the post. Put a nail
in the center. You now have a
squirrel-proof birdfeeder. Place
seeds on bottom of pail or put
your birdhouse on it. Have fun
watching the squirrels try to get
at the birdseed.
0
Regarding squirrel powder:
Sprinkle the seed with cayenne


pepper. The squirrels don't like it
but it gives birds extra vitamin C.
Also, you can spray the pole
with Pam or WD-40. This way
they can't get up to your feeder.
0
I was reading in the Chronicle
about the person having trouble
with the squirrels getting into the
birdfeeder and I had the same
problem. And the trouble is
they'd get up, get in the bird-
feeder and they got where'd
they'd jump from the shed over
to the birdfeeder and they could
jump quite a ways. So we put
the bird feeder on a PVC pipe, 6
inches diameter, you know,


across, and about 6 foot or 7
foot in the air. The squirrels can't
climb the PVC pipe and I moved
it out of the way from the shed.
They can't jump far enough to
get to the bird feeder, so now the
squirrels cannot get to my birds'
food and the PVC pipe keeps
them from climbing. So that took
care of the problem for me.

Liver lovers
Does anyone know of any
restaurant in Citrus County that
serves fried chicken livers? I like
them. I got used to them in
Texas and I like to find some-
place in Citrus County where I
could have them.
0
Regarding the chicken liver
lover: If you want good chicken liv-
ers, go to the Old Mill. It's on (U.S.)
41. The best I've had in years.


0
For the person looking for
fried chicken livers: They can be
purchased at Sweetbay
supermarkets.
*
To the person that wanted to
know where to get chicken liv-
ers: Go to Chicken King at
(County Road) 486 and (U.S.)
41.
*
Well, if you've not eaten
Chicken King's chicken livers,
you've not eaten chicken livers.
Gotta try those in Hernando at
(C.R.) 486 and (U.S.) 41. Best in
the area.
*
I read the article in Sound Off
about chicken livers. There are
two places that I know of that
serve chicken livers. One is
Chicken King, which is on (C.R.)
486 and (U.S.) 41 North, and
the other one would be in Floral
City and that is Old World. I
hope you enjoy your feast of liv-
ers.
*
This is in response to "Liver
lover," who is looking for chicken
livers in Citrus County. Grannie's
on U.S. 19 has absolutely the
best chicken livers I have found
in Citrus County. So that's for
"Liver lover." Try Grannie's on
U.S. 19 in Crystal River. Good
luck. Hope you enjoy them as
much as I do.
*
Regarding "Liver lover": The
best chicken livers in the county
are at Grannie's Restaurant in
Crystal River.
*
March 29 Chronicle, in the
bottom of the Sound Off, it says,
"Liver lover." Certainly we do
know where there is. They sell
them at Sweetbay, both in Inver-
ness and up in Crystal River,
and they also had them at the
Sweetbay, the one out of line
down here. So bon appetit. They
also have the fried giblets. What-
ever turns you on.
0
This is answering the "Liver
lover." Drive north on (U.S.) 41
to Hernando, turn left at the traf-
fic light. On the left is the
Chicken King Restaurant. They


serve the best fried chicken liv-
ers. You order 10 and they'll give
you 12. Order eight and they'll
give you 10. Anyway, I order liv-
ers every time we eat there. All
their food is very good, too.
0
For the person looking for
fried chicken livers: The chicken
livers at Chicken King are excel-
lent. I've been eating them there
for years. You can order them
with the fried gizzards or with-
out, just plain. They are very
good. Hope you enjoy them.

Watch repair
I see you have all the clock
repairmen listed in Sound Off,
but what I need is a watch re-
pairman in the Homosassa-
Crystal River area.
0
Today is Monday, March 25,
and to the person who needs a
watch repairman: Go to Ed's in
Crystal River Mall. He used to
be in Sears; now he has his own
shop out in the mall. If you go
into the entrance closest to
where Belks is, he's right to the
right of it. He's wonderful, he's
honest and I trust him with all
my jewelry

Cell phones
I'm calling to see if some of
the readers out there, or maybe
the paper knows where I can
take used cell phones. They still
work but I don't want to just
throw them out. I know there's
someplace, but I can't find any
0
In reply to the person who
was looking to donate used cell
phones: St. Timothy Lutheran
Church, Crystal River, will ac-
cept used cell phones to be dis-
tributed to Cure the Call
Foundation. Please drop them
off at the office Monday through
Thursday, regular business
hours.
*
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son that wanted to know where
to send the used cell phones.
You can send them to cell-
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Donate to nursing homes


Today is Dec. 31. In the
Sound Off, there is someone
who has greeting cards that
they would like to give away. I
would suggest that you take
them to a nursing home and I
know that they would appreci-
ate stuff like that because they
can't get out to a store to buy
them on their own. So if you'd
just donate them to any of the
nursing homes around Citrus
County, that would be a very
nice thing.

Help get jobs back
This may help get some jobs
back into this country. This
morning I called a credit card
company regarding a question
I had and reached someone
with a strong accent. I asked
him, "Where have I reached,
what country?" And he replied,
"India." I asked him to please
transfer me to a customer serv-
ice agent in the United States. I
had to wait about a minute and
a half, but I reached a lady in
Maryland and she thanked me
for asking to be transferred
back to the U.S. If enough peo-
ple do this, just maybe the for-
eign offices that are robbing this


country of jobs will be forced to
close. Please take the time to
do this.

Recycle soap
When your bar of soap is no
longer useful, don't throw it
away Save them up, then place
several in a jug. I use an empty
laundry soap jug with a couple
cups of water. Put top on jug
and set it in the sun. Every few
days, pick the jug up and shake
it until all the soap is mushy You
can put in your liquid-soap-
pump jar and have recycled
hand soap. The water can be
more or less, according to the
texture you like.

Donate books
At various books sales, flea
markets, etc., there are tons of
books that remain unsold.
There are assisted living and
nursing homes In the lower
economic bracket where the
residents have very little read-
ing material. It would be a kind
gesture if some of these leftover
unsold books were contributed
to these homes. Also, homeless
shelters and shelters for
abused women might also ap-


preciate some reading material.

Dispose of trash
I am a 71-year-old woman. I
took up walking for my health.
The first day I walked, I could
hardly stand looking at the trash
on the sides of the street. The
second day, I brought a
garbage bag and a glove. I
picked up one side of the street.
And on day three, I picked up
the other side of the street. It re-
ally looked so nice and green
and clean. I was so proud. On
day four, the garbage had al-
ready started to accumulate
here and there. I want to make
a suggestion: Every automobile
driver should carry a grocery
bag under the seat. When they
have the urge to discard the
cans, bottles, McDonald's bags,
clothes, cigarette boxes and
any other trash, put it in the bag
and take it out at your own
home and discard it. Put a new
bag in your car. We live in
America. It is such a beautiful
place to live. Why would anyone
want to ruin it? I hope and pray
that everyone reads this. Thank
God we live in the United States
of America, the most beautiful


place in the world.

Be careful
To all the people that like to
go for a walk when it's dark:
Please carry a flashlight and
wave it around when you see a
car coming or hear a car com-
ing. And if you walk your pets,
please try to get a reflective
leash so we see them. I almost
hit someone the other night in
Beverly Hills at a quarter to 7. It
was not very late. She was
coming towards me. I didn't see
her. Thank goodness I avoided
her. Please be careful. Don't be-
come a statistic.

Return carts
This is for the person who
called about the handicapped
carts in the parking lot. The
least you could do is go in and
inform an employee. They'll go
out and get it. Or do what I do; I
sit down in it, turn it on, ride it
back into the store and plug it
in. If I can't plug it in, I let an em-
ployee know and that takes
care of the problem. No com-
plaints.

Donate to
thrift shops
If you have clothing, shoes,
handbags that no longer fit or
you are just plain tired of them
and have no one to give them
to, donate it to one of the
county charity thrift shops.


That especially applies to chil-
dren's wear they have grown
out of, also books and toys.
Some also accept furniture in
good condition and will pick it
up. This gives charities an op-
portunity to raise money and
people in a "money crunch" a
way to buy their own nice
things for real cheap. Look in
the phonebook under thrift
shops.

Place an ad
I have a suggestion that
people save their money on
purchasing yard sale signs
and just call the Chronicle and
have a classified ad for their
yard sale. Then they don't
have to go to the trouble and
the work and the purchase of
the signs and picking them up.

Adopt an animal
On Monday, March 11,
there was a letter to the editor
that I just wanted to comment
on. A woman by the name of
Margo Blum in Homosassa
went ahead and wrote it and
she said, "Adopt pets when
able" that was the title and
I 100 percent agree with her.
We adopted two Boston Terri-
ers that were from the rescue
and we couldn't be happier,
after our last puppy died. So I
just want to say that I think
that was a wonderful article
and if you can adopt, please
adopt.


Reduce
leg cramps
I'm reading the comic strip
in the paper today, specifically
"Pickles," and grandma's
drinking pickle juice to reduce
leg cramps. I just thought I
would call Sound Off and tell
people what I have found to
reduce leg cramps. I drink
tonic water that's got quinine
in it and I drink a glassful a
day and it's taking care of my
leg cramps. If you've got that
problem, you might want to try
it. Tonic water with quinine. It
can be bought at Walmart
very reasonable.

Cover
closing costs
In regards to those people
who are house hunting: You
should make sure you have
enough to pay your own clos-
ing costs. Then the prices of
the house won't be so high.

Crystal casino?
The Crystal River Mall
seems to be in its death
throes, so why not clear it out
and turn it into a casino? Make
Crystal River a destination in-
stead of just a small town you
pass through on your way to
the Tampa-St. Pete area. It
would be perfect location wise
and maybe, just maybe, bring
in new auxiliary businesses.


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Ridiculous rationale


I don't quite understand the
philosophy that the Chronicle
does about printing stuff into
the article that you put in for I
guess it's called the Sound Off.
The question I have is, I've sub-
mitted several of them that I
thought were good, clean com-
ments to make and yet they
never get printed. But then they
print something as idiotic as
somebody's talking about mus-
tard on a toasted manatee. That
has got to be the stupidest thing
I've heard. Is the Chronicle that
sadistic that they've got to print
stuff like that? Why even print
it? It is the most dumbest thing
I've ever heard. So I guess it
would be nice to know what
your rationale was on that, if
you even care to print anything.

Not a snippet
Not all the news. The annual
National Prayer Breakfast in
Washington, D.C., since 1953
was started by President Eisen-
hower, the first Thursday in
February. This year President
Obama attended along with
guest speaker, the renowned
neurosurgeon, Benjamin Car-
son. It's one of the biggest
events of the year and not a
paragraph in the Chronicle. The
State of the Union Address
Tuesday, Feb. 12, made the
front page, but not a snippet
about the follow-up response by
Marco Rubio. Why?

Poor taste
OMG. Oh, my gosh. I cannot
believe the Chronicle had the
gall to publish on the front page
of the newspaper a picture of a
dead animal. Oh, my gosh.
Poor taste. Poor taste.

No roadkill
What a relief. This morning,
Feb. 16, no road kill on the first


page for breakfast. My, my, my

Head is spinning
It's bad enough that these
county commissioners have got
my head going around in a cir-
cle and don't know what is
going on, but in today's paper
(Feb. 18) I read about the
school employees and teachers
of the year 2014. My goodness.
We haven't even got 2013
started yet. What's going on? Is
the paper trying to help
confusion?

Killer tomatoes
Many years ago I saw a
movie called "Killer Tomatoes,"
which I thought was silly and
unbelievable until I saw in Sat-
urday's (March 2) "Today in His-
tory" that tomatoes, one year
ago, killed 40 people. Hmm, in-
teresting.

Long letters
I do not read the letters to the
editor and after just looking at a
couple of them, some of them
are two and three columns
long, 10, 12, 15 paragraphs
long. If you can't say everything
you have to say in two or three
paragraphs, you should not be
writing in to the Chronicle, nor
should the Chronicle waste the
print for that. Instead of all these
long, long, long, long letters to
the editor, print a lot more of the
Sound Offs. They are a lot fun-
nier and have a lot more mean-
ing and won't waste so many
people's time.

Typical Chronicle
In Sunday's paper, March 10,
on page 4C, the Chronicle has
a list of events going on that en-
tire week. It has Fort Cooper
Days listed for March 16 from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Right next to that
list is a paid ad for Fort Cooper


Days and it has the hours as 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. That's two hours
longer than what the Chronicle
has it listed for. The paid ad has
the war re-enactment sched-
uled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both
days. If it's only open until 2
p.m., like your paper says, then
how can they do a re-enact-
ment at 2 p.m.? So typical of
the Chronicle.

For shame
Mr. Mulligan, I know you're
liberal, but I thought you had
some practical intelligence.Your
opinion about Medicaid expan-
sion, "Take the federal money
and expand the program," is ab-
solutely insane. That is our
money and Gov. Scott said he
would not do the Medicaid ex-
pansion. No one, including you,
seems to understand that that
money comes from we, the
people. Shame on you, Mr.
Mulligan, and shame on the
Chronicle.

Hard to hold
Someone called in a while
back complaining about the
newspaper being too long and
narrow and I thought that was
kind of trivial, but now I agree
with him. The paper is not user
friendly. The configuration is
simply too long and narrow and
very hard to hold.

Boring topics
I really miss the old Sound
Offs. All there was today in the
paper was about how to keep
squirrels out of the birdfeeder.
How boring. Please let us call in
about other things again.

Small Sound Off
How come the call-in section
is so small lately? The last few
weeks, there's almost nothing
there when there used to be


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some real funny stories.
0
The reason there are no long
columns for the Sound Off is
because there are such long,
drawn-out letters to the editor. I
believe that the only reason
they send a letter to the editor
is to get their name in the paper
because a lot of them don't
make any sense. Give us more
Sound Offs. They're funny and
sometimes you learn
something.
*
Have the Sound Off person-
nel become indifferent to callers
or just lazy and not printing
calls? I know there have been
calls received and never
printed.

Pretty please
Please, somebody get this
message to the editor. Tell him
to please run the season
schedule for the Rays baseball
team like the St. Pete Times
does. We certainly would ap-
preciate knowing ahead of time
when the games are going to
be. Please, please.

Don't deliver
On the days that you decide
not to print any of the Sound Off
calls, don't deliver the paper to
my house, either.

Mullet wrapper
Your paper is a mullet wrap-
per. We have many fans of the
Rays baseball and you do not
put the game and the time in
your paper. Your Sound Off sec-
tion used to be great in your
paper, but now it sounds like re-
peats. Where's the voice of the
people? That's what you're sup-
posed to be the voice of the
people in Sound Off. That's
part of the Constitution. My
God, what's with this paper?
Over and out.

Re-edit Chronicle
Twenty-seven years ago, I
subscribed to the Chronicle.
The paper was just right for my
needs. Today it's no more than
a hodgepodge of mixed-up
news. What happened to the fi-


nancial section? Other items
are cut up or lost in unrelated
sections. Is it possible to re-edit
to our past Chronicle?

Obit omitted
George Beverly Shea, 104
years old, died and God bless
you for everything you gave in
your gospels, Billy Graham. It's
too bad the Chronicle could not
put your obituary in the paper.
God bless you and Lord thank
you for George Beverly Shea.

Crappy Sound Off
I think your Sound Off is a lot
a crap.You put stuff in there and
it don't mean a thing in the
world to anybody and you write
it in there. I don't get this crap.

No good news
I always look forward to every
morning having my coffee and
reading the Chronicle. It's a
good paper, but sometimes it's
very disturbing and messes up
my whole day. I read about
nothing but men molesting ba-
bies and people killing their
pets with a shovel today in the
paper (April 30). It just upsets
me to read these things. I know
you have to put it in the paper,
but I wish they would come up
with some nice things once in a
while.

'Clousy' day
It's cute. I'm just, I don't mean
to pick on the Chronicle or the
proofreader. I just noticed up in
the weather report on the front
page of the Chronicle of May 1
it says, "Mostly clousy with a
chance of showers." I was just
curious if they meant to take the
"c" off and make it "lousy" or if it
was supposed to be "cloudy."
Anyway, it just made me laugh.
I just wanted to say thanks.
We're all human. Great mistake.
Have a great day

Blame game
On the Chronicle Opinion
page today (May 23), George
Will gives Barack Obama au-
thority for having the scandals
- scandals that are not his fault.
Has nothing to do with him. It's


ignorance. It's pure ignorance.
Then the cartoon below that
does the same thing. What's the
matter with people that they
blame the president for some-
thing that he has nothing to do
with?

Miss old
Sound Off
We used to have a good
Sound Off in your paper. Now
it's full of garbage by your editor.
What happened? Don't you be-
lieve in free speech? How about
the First Amendment to the
Constitution? I miss the old
Sound Off column. I'm looking
into another paper because I
miss the Sound Off.

Window washer
I just wanted to report we
found a terrific use for the Cit-
rus County Chronicle. It even
beats the Wall Street Journal in
all respects. It's second to none.
We wash our car windows
with it.

Stay to the left
Way to stay left, Chronicle,
by not reporting about any of
the scandals going on. The only
thing you have is a picture Louis
Lerner in a comic today keep-
ing her mouth shut. That's the
only reporting you do is a car-
toon. That's it. Way to go,
Chronicle.

Horrible history
I'd like to make a comment
with regard to "Today in History"
on page 4. It appears that who-
ever was doing the history and
the birthdays had been doing a
good job but in the last couple
of weeks it has really dropped
off and it looks like you have a
change there and not a good
one. Like to come back to some
good history articles.

Short shrift
Do the Chronicle editors
know that subscribers live east
of Lecanto? Since moving to
Crystal River, it appears that
east Citrus is getting the short
shrift when it comes to news.


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Don't hide the lakes


I have a question. We're al-
ways talking about wanting to
invite people to come into Citrus
County and our beautiful city.
And the beautiful lakes as you
come in on (State Road) 44
coming from Wildwood, they're
so nice and inviting to people
looking to see the water and the
houses across there. Why do
they keep planting trees to block
the view so you can't see the
lakes? I think it's disgusting. We
can look at trees anywhere.
Why don't they take the trees
down and make it so we can
see the lakes? They're so pretty
and it invites people. We adver-
tise we have seven lakes and
they're all beautiful, wonderful
fishing, and then we put the
trees up and hide it from people
who are coming in to visit our
county I mean that's been bug-
ging me for years. I don't know
why they do that. Now they're
planting more trees. You go into
some other cities and you can
see the beautiful lakes. That's a
beautiful come-on for people to
come into our county

Toasting
manatees
I saw in the paper where it
says it's "Time to toast mana-
tees," and I'm curious. I'm from
out of town and never had them
toasted and I just wanted to
know what they taste like when
they're toasted. They also didn't
give any indication of where you
can go to taste them once the
toasting's done. Is there like a
cookout or something that
would be done?

Southern
suggestion
Well, here we go again in
today's Sound Off of Jan. 22;


another, Up North we used to
do it this way." I guess I'm just
getting to be an irritable 83-
year-old born in the South that
just wishes I could read a col-
umn that says we should do
what we used to do down
South.

Unicorns
vs.hayseeds
I think it's time for the Chron-
icle to repeat "In search of uni-
corns," because this group of
hayseeds that we call commis-
sioners just don't get it.

Hypocritical
county
I see in your Sunday paper
(Feb. 17) where Citrus County's
offering a free landscaping
class so you can learn land-
scaping, but yet the main goal
of it is to conserve water con-
sumption. Well, then why are
we still selling water at 2,000
gallons a day, or whatever it is,
to that company? Citrus County
is a hypocrite. Why are you
telling people (to) conserve
water when you're selling it?
You want to save water? Don't
sell it. Very simple. Citrus
County is a hypocrite.

Circus clown
Every circus has to have its
clown and now our county com-
mission is no different. Unfortu-
nately, our new clown is neither
entertaining nor brings profes-
sionalism nor brings much
decorum where it is most
needed.

'A-mazing' design
As I drove through the park-
ing lot of the new Walmart cen-
ter at (county roads) 486 and
491, I couldn't help but feel I


was in a maze -- you know, a
labyrinth trying to find the
passageway that would take
me to the store. Please tell me
this is not the final parking lot
design.


tell you, I'm about ready to
move out of "Circus County"
and let the clowns run it.

Wheelchair races
If visitors in Florida wonder
why so many Floridians park in
the handicapped parking
spaces, it's because they think
it's just the starting line of
wheelchair races on the week-
end. Sit in the Walmart parking
lot for 10 minutes and see how
many Floridians walk in the exit
door.


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Indoor plumbing
I saw (the) article, "How we
do it down South." I was raised
here in the South and, you
know, it was a blessing for me
to go up North and learn how to
do indoor plumbing so I didn't
have to use an outhouse . did-
n't know that they had indoor
plumbing 'til I got out of the
South...


'Citrus County'
clowns
I lived in Ozello when they
had saltwater intrusion, and, be-
lieve me, it was no fun. Just a
few hours in the morning and a
few hours in the evening we had
water. And when we used it, the
pressure was low because
everybody was using it. The
same thing is going to happen
with us giving our water away I'll


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Global warming
It was Monday morning
(March 4), early, oh, about 7:30.
I was driving by the college in
Inverness and there was some
guy in a coonskin cap and a
snowmobile walking around
carrying a sign on the coldest
morning of the year talking
about global warming ..Is this
some joke? I mean, I get it. I
smiled. But, man, it was cold.

Rude stares
This is in response to "How
do you know," about the South-
erners complaining about the
Northerners. I could tell the
Southerners down here right off
the bat. They keep staring at
you and all they do is they stare
at you. The Northerners, I can
tell the Northerners (because)
they're the rude ones, too. They
come at you with their carriage


and they almost run you over.
So if you want to know how do
you know, it's easy Just take a
look at the ones that do all the
staring. Those are the South-
erners. And the Northerners are
the ones that run you almost
over with the carriages.

Ridiculous rules
What a wonderful community
Sugarmill Woods is with deed
restrictions. We have people
making stupid rules. Close your
garage door if you're not in it.
Open your garage door if you
are in it. Hello! Garage door,
open and close, open and close


Live your dream
I don't have a brand name
that the TDC wants for the
county, but I do have a county
slogan that pays tribute to the
Elvis movie and our aquatic
friends. Here it is: "Follow that
manatee and live your dream."

Southern
manners
This is in reference to "Love
Southern manners." I want Ms.
Pierce to know I am also from
Pennsylvania and have lived
here for 12 years. I don't know
about good manners, young or
old, because I have run into
some rude people, especially in
the aisles of the grocery and de-
partment stores. So let's not
start with that baloney (that)
Southerners are more polite
than Northerners. Read your
newspaper, lady

Clean it up
I agree with the person who
wrote in about Citrus County's
filthy. Citrus County is a dis-
grace. Litter all over the
roads.And Cardinal Street is the
filthiest place to go that I know
of. I don't like it and I don't like it.
And you people who move
here, you want to move in a nice
place? ... They ought to make
you all clean it up.

Green monsters
I thought the green monster


was at Fenway Park in Boston,
but I now, in the city of Inver-
ness, have two green monsters
in my yard with recycling con-
tainers. They're going to be a
real eyesore. Ugh.

Crazy contracts
It never makes me wonder
what this little rural Citrus
County is doing with these con-
tracts for these government
workers and the amount of
money that is spent on their re-
tirements or resignations or fir-
ings, whatever the situation. It's
unrealistic for this little county to
be paying these kind of con-
tracts and I'm certainly wonder-
ing who's drawing them up for
them the county attorney?

Keep the trees
I'm calling in regards to the
man or woman that wanted all
the trees cut so they could see
the water. I can't believe it. You
give a Northerner a chainsaw
and there won't be a tree left in
Florida. That's exactly what they
come down here for is the trop-
ical look. Then when they come
down, they want to cut all the
trees. I can't believe it. I'm from
here and I don't want to see the
trees cut.

Water Nazis
Our Citrus County water
Nazis have sunk to a new low.
Now they are warning and fin-
ing people if they are watering
when it rains based on water
sensors, which most sane peo-
ple know are unreliable. So if
you are not at home and had a
working sensor when you leave,
if your working sensor fails, you
will probably be fined. Watch
out, citizens of Citrus County.

Unusual sight
I have finally saw something I
never thought I would see. I saw
a county deputy stop a guy that
does the lawn service running
around here with his trailer and
his little mower on the back with
no lights on the trailer. I never
thought I'd ever see that in
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Great encouragement


Great encouragement


"Former student now
teacher." I was just reading the
article Aug. 8 on the front page
about the teachers returning to
school. Former (student) at
CHS returns to school, Craig
Augustine. Wow, what a great
encouragement, a great story.
This young man went to school
at Citrus High School and now
he's a teacher. He just sounds
so motivated and it's just a great
story. Have a good year, Mr. Au-
gustine.

Great coverage
I loved the article on the Na-
ture Coast Dragon Boat Team.
It is wonderful to read of older
people who are physically ac-
tive and mentally vibrant
whether paddling with the
dragon boat team, cycling on
the Withlacoochee trail or
something else. Thanks for the
great coverage.

Sound Off space
I wanted to thank you for ex-
panding the space allotted to
Sound Off in the newspaper. My
mom and I were talking just
yesterday that it's our favorite
part of the paper. Thanks again.

Hats off
Hats off to the Chronicle. I
bought a Chronicle to a friend of
mine in Tallahassee. He indi-
cated that he found it refreshing
to read a newspaper that is will-
ing to print controversial opin-
ions of government entities that
their readers send to them.

Beautiful photo
Matthew Beck's picture in the
paper, the Chronicle, this morn-
ing (March 9) is beautiful. He
takes the most beautiful pic-
tures. I love seeing them.

Input appreciated
I just wanted to say how I en-


joyed Tuesday morning's paper
(March 19) and I'm sure you re-
alize it was because there was
more people's input in it.

Considerate
carrier
I'd like to thank my paper car-
rier. I think her name is Jeanie.
I am very happy with her. She
has my paper there on those
cold, cold mornings and I just
thought I'd like to say thank you
and my name is M. Brownlee. I
really, really appreciate it and I'd
like to thank her. Thank you very
much.

Super story
Thank you, Chronicle. On
Aug. 4, we have a nice, instead
of a bad story or stupid kids
doing bad things or bad kids
doing stupid things, we have a
whole family here that you look
at the kids and you look at the
way they're being raised and it
actually makes you really feel
good. Thank you for the beauti-
ful story ("Supermom super-
vises") of the beautiful (Wright)
family. It's really appreciated for
a change.

Had me in
stitches
Gerry Mulligan, your column
on April 7 was one of the funni-
est things I have read in a long
time. It had me in stitches.
Chronicle is a terrific hometown
newspaper. Keep up the good
work.

Life's great
This Sound Off is to the edi-
tor: Gerry, I really thank you for
your input in the Chronicle.
Once again your fine article has
made my wife and I realize that
we do have a great life after all.
Thank you very much.


Need signage
I visited Meadowcrest Tues-
day, April 30, to renew my vehi-
cle registration. After riding
around the complex, I stopped
at the Chronicle for directions.
Please tell Motor Vehicles to
add some noticeable signage.
Take a clue from the Chronicle's
prominent sign. Clusters of
buildings can confuse people
when you're riding around look-
ing around your destination.


And also, a thank-you to the
lovely receptionist at the Chron-
icle.

Time to recharge
Thank you, Nancy Kennedy.
I always enjoy your articles that
you write for the Chronicle. But
today's in the Religion section
on May 18 was really super. It
really hit home, as most of your
articles do. But "A time to
recharge" was just perfect for
me today and I just want to say
thank you for reminding me that
I have a higher power and He's
in charge. Thank you, dear.

Great photo
The front page picture (May


18) in the paper of Matthew
Beck's eagle taking flight was
absolutely wonderful. It would
be so nice if Mr. Beck would
consider a showing of some of
his works and it would be in a
place like, you know, a college
or somewhere that we could all
see. Even if you charged $5
and let Mr. Beck give it to some-
body like the Foundation for
Wildlife Conservation. Thank
you so much for all of Matthew
Beck's work.


Editors
appreciated
I'd like to thank the Chronicle
editors who listen to these
Sound Off calls and print them


and especially for their editor's
notes and their information and
research. Thank you so much.

Nice tribute
I want to thank the Citrus
Chronicle so much for the won-
derful article they did on Dr.
Carlos Gonzalez. He was truly
a friend and a great man and
the lifetime achievement article
you did was just wonderful.
Thank you so much.

Keep printing
I see there's a lot going on
about the newspaper being in
print or online. I vote print. If you
ever take away the print, I will


cancel because I love my
printed paper. I start looking for
it anywhere after 4 o'clock ..J
get my paper and I read it every
day. When I go on vacation, I
have them hold it. When I come
home, I go back and read all my
papers. Please don't ever do
away with the paper. The
Chronicle is just wonderful the
way it is. I love it. I read it every
day.

Worth the money
I don't mind paying 50 cents
or 53 cents including tax for my
weekday paper from the Chron-
icle, but seeing Mr. Harley
Lawrence with another wonder-
ful editorial or letter to the edi-
tor, whatever you'd like to call it,
in the paper again today made
that 50 cents so much more
worth it. Thank you, Mr.
Lawrence.

We love Chris
I just want to say what a
wonderful article Chris Van
Ormer wrote in the newspaper
on Scott Adams. She's a won-
derful asset and reporter for
your newspaper and I hope
she continues to write these
wonderful articles. She wrote a
beautiful article on our daugh-
ter, Ashley Strass, when she
passed away two years ago.
We love her so much.

Hooray
for Sandra
I read that Sept. 4 is News-
paper Carriers Day and I want
to congratulate Sandra Ingram
on being my choice for News-
paper Carrier of the Year. She
consistently delivers the paper
on time, never missing a day,
seven days a week, and keeps
it dry during inclement
weather. Hooray for Sandra In-
gram. Thank you.

Impressive article
I just wanted to say that I am
extremely impressed with the
article you wrote in Monday's
paper (Sept. 9) on texting and
driving. I wish Citrus County
could make it a law banning


texting and driving. It is such a
serious element that needs to
be addressed on a very large
scale. These children today
just don't understand the
severity of the consequences
if they were to happen to be in
an accident. I wish our law-
makers would adopt some of
the plans that they have in
states like New Jersey where
it's a $400 fine just if you're on
the cellphone talking. I wish we
could adopt a law like that.

Thanks, Gerry
Just like to say that we en-
joyed Gerry Mulligan's (Sept.
8) column, "The Disney Cycle."
We now have lived in Citrus
County for 25 years. Over the
years, our children, our grand-
kids, our great-granddaughter,
all have been taken to Disney
World as well as other Florida
attractions Silver Springs,
Weeki Wachee, Sea World,
Gatorland, Universal, MOSI -
and we enjoyed them all.
Thanks, Gerry, for your
column.

Great work
Your coverage of the magi-
cian, Kevin Spencer, at the
Key Training Center was very
refreshing. It is so nice to see
positive news and such happy
faces. Thank you, Kevin, for
such great work. God bless
you.

Love Department
Thank you, Matthew Beck,
for your excellent pictures of
the people of the Key Training
Center (Oct. 3). Many of them
go to the First Baptist Church
in Inverness and we call them
"The Love Department" be-
cause we give them a special
love. Believe me, they give
much of that love back to us
when they hug us with those
big grins on their faces. They
are God's special children.

Discover an asset
Thank you for publishing the
"Discover Citrus." It's an asset
to your paper and an asset for
the community. Thank you.


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Righteous Rutabagas


I want to thank Rutabagas
Natural Food Market in Inver-
ness for being able to get me
gluten-free bread made by
Schar. I was able to get this up
North but had not found it in
Florida. They ordered it for me.
They are wonderful. Thank you.

Wonderful ER
This message is for people
who do not like Citrus Memorial
hospital: My daughter was re-
cently in that hospital in the
emergency room for a illness
and Dr. Arrington could not
have been more caring, more
understanding or more sweet. I
can't say enough for the staff
and for Dr. Arrington of Citrus
Memorial's emergency room.
They were wonderful.


young lady at the front desk, we
didn't get he name, but the one
that waited on us, her name
was Kimberly ..It was just won-
derful to have people here at
the county that is that helpful to
you. We're not used to that from
up North ...


have gluten-free bread. Hope ous. AARP, thank you. Thank Adopt at shelter
this helps, you so much.


Lovely libraries
I would like to give a sugges-
tion to the person looking for
books that are 25 cents or less,
who is an avid reader who
reads two books per week, that
they might get a library card. In
my opinion, the library system
in Citrus County is wonderful
and there is no limit to how
many books you may check out
per week. And if you want to
order any book, they will call
you when they have it in. If they
are not able to obtain a library
card, which may be the case at
this time, the library also has a
paperback book exchange,
which is done on the honor sys-
tem. It is not regulated.


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This message is for the per-
son needing gluten-free bread.
I was able to find it for my fam-
ily in Sweetbay in Crystal River.
They have a section of it there.
Also, the new Walmart in
Lecanto has a section of gluten-
free and in the freezer section
of Crystal River Publix, they


riil r LUCA CIIU
We had our income taxes
done by the AARP volunteer
tax preparers the 12th year in a
row. There's no charge. There
has never been any question
from IRS as to its correctness
and AARP representatives
have always been most courte-


Blind Americans
For the person who needs
help with the vision-impaired
problem: They could call the
Blind Americans right here in
Hernando at 637-1739. They'd
be more than glad to help you.

Terrific tag office
I, too, would like to say thank
you to the Citrus County tag of-
fice. My wife and I moved down
here recently from up North and
had to get our license renewed.
We went to the Meadowcrest
office, walked in and the front
receptionist smiled and greeted
us like we'd been old friends.
She was very helpful, told us to
have a seat. Within minutes, our
name was called. We went to a
station where this young lady
did everything for us with a
smile, asked how our day was
going, told us where we could
go to eat, gave us all kinds of
information and told us how
long she'd been here. She
came from up North. And it was
just a great experience. The


Praise for CMH
I'm calling because my hus-
band was in the Citrus Memo-
rial hospital for 13 days in
November for a triple bypass
and a pacemaker. Dr. Stock and
Dr. Kim were the surgeons. I
want to thank them and tell
everybody that my husband
had excellent, excellent care
while he was there. Thank you
to the nurses, the nurses' aides
and everybody that was so pro-
fessional taking care of him.

Coffeehouses
This is in response to the
caller looking for a coffeehouse.
Check out the Deco Cafe in
downtown Inverness across
from the historical Courthouse.
They open every morning at 7
a.m. and have awesome coffee
flavors and drinks, as well as
tasty breakfast and lunch spe-
cials. A personal fave is the
Deco Cafe mocha. Chelsea,
Sherry and the staff there are
great.
*
I'm calling in response to the
person craving a coffeehouse in
your Sound Off section. I just
want to let them know that they
have a coffeehouse in Citrus
County that roasts their own
coffee and has better service
than Starbucks. If they would
like to visit there, they can come
to Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters
on (County Road) 486.


Razor repair
Razor service. On (State
Road) 200, going toward Ocala,
across from the new Lowe's
you'll find a man that has very
big knowledge of electric razors
and he services them and sells
parts.

Excellent expo
Hats off to all those involved
in the recent Sheriffs Youths
Expo. It was a wonderful day. It
was enjoyed by the children
and the adults.

Fiber Odyssey
I saw in the paper today that
you're looking for a Michaels or
a Jo-Ann Fabrics for knitting up
in the Crystal River Mall. We do
in fact have a knitting shop here
in Homosassa at 6410 S. Sun-
coast Blvd. It's called Fiber
Odyssey. You can get all your
knitting supplies here. If we
don't have it, you could order it.
We also have needles and
such. Just thought I'd let the
public know that there is one
here close by.

Tattoo artist
I am responding to the "Tat-
too artist sought." There's a
place in Inverness called Per-
severance Tattoos and if you go
to Steve Burton, he's very good.
He did a sleeve of mine and it's
very detailed ...So hope this
helps.


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Friday (March 15), you
printed a Sound Off named
"Please adopt." My family's
heart was empty since losing
our dog with a stroke over a
year ago. We wanted to open
our hearts to another. We read
an article asking a person to
foster a sick animal. Without
hesitation, we got involved with
Citrus Animal Services. I'm
happy to say this dog was fos-
tered with the wonderful help of
a person named JoAnne. She
introduced us to another dog
that just fell on hard times. His
lifetime family surrendered him
because one died and one
went to a nursing home. He was
a blessing to our family. The
love and affection he has given
us is overwhelming. He is al-
ready trained in many ways,
which takes the stress out of
adding an animal to a family. If
you are lonely and considering
a pet or are reluctant to adopt
the extra care little puppies take
to train, please consider our Cit-
rus Animal Shelter. There are
lots of older pets just waiting for
someone's loving touch.




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pharmacy they returned my
medicine and I said an extra
prayer for them and I want to
thank them very much. They're


Kindness appreciated Guardian angels
I want to thank the two young


I just wanted to call in and
thank the volunteers at the Cit-
rus County Animal Shelter who
went in on Christmas Day to
walk and bathroom the dogs. I
thought it was a very dedicated,
kind thing to do and it's very ap-
preciated. Thank you.

Wallet returned
I'd just like to thank the per-
son who returned my wallet that
was lost at the Citrus County
landfill. God bless you.

Life South heroes
Life South's blood collection
bus and employees: There isn't
space enough here to list all the
positive, descriptive adjectives
for these people and their mis-
sion they execute so well. Their
competence and wonderful per-
sonalities make it a real pleas-
ure to donate, consistently,
each and every time. I encour-
age all those qualified donors to
come forward to partake in this
experience, as Life South work-
ers are the real heroes with
their contribution, professional-
ism, and dedication with this dif-
ficult assignment.

Beautiful bus line
I want to thank the county
and the transportation depart-
ment for the Orange Line bus
service. It is a wonderful serv-
ice for the county. The routes
are on a fixed schedule and
there is no calling ahead nec-
essary. They make numerous
stops throughout the county An
all-day pass is $2. You can get
on or off at any stop. The drivers
are very courteous and helpful.
A schedule is available on the
bus. Call 352-527-7631 for
more information. Again, thanks
from a very pleased rider.

Wonderful display
I would just like to thank the


Floral City Water Department
for the wonderful display they
had on Orange Avenue in Floral
City for the Christmas festival.
It's so great a spot to take pic-
tures of the grandchildren.
That's going to be our next-year
Christmas card. Thank you very
much again, Floral City Water
Department.

God bless
I've often read Sound Offs
from callers who have been
blessed by honest people who
return lost property, etc. Well, it
happened to me on Jan. 10. I
dropped my wallet at the Dollar
General Store on (U.S.) 41 in
Inverness. Luckily, two honest
gentleman found it and re-
turned it to my house intact. I
was so flabbergasted that I did-
n't even think to ask their
names, but I won't forget. So I
say again, thank you, kind sirs.
God has a special smile for
honest people such as your-
selves. God bless.

Lovely dinner
Thank you to the Kiwanis of
Beverly Hills for the lovely din-
ner and the entertainment that
was provided, as well as the
young boys and girls that
swerved us during that holiday
season. Thank you very much.

Praise deserved
I am calling about a nice
young (man) named Robert
from Kmart. He was the only
young man that I want to give
credit for today because I called
seven different stores looking
for the item and he's the only
nice young man that went and
looked for me to see if they had
it and I think anybody that takes
time out of their busy workday
to look for something for a cus-
tomer deserves praise and
thank you.


Super sidewalks
I just wanted to say that this
is Jan. 14 and nice job to the
sidewalk maintenance in north
Crystal River. They look awe-
some. Thank you.

Grateful neighbor
To the lady who found my
wallet at the CVS Crystal River
drugstore: I just want to say
thank you for your honesty in
turning it in intact. Special
prayers are being said for you
today from a very grateful
neighbor.

Thanks
for the offer
I was at Save-a-Lot last
week. I got up to pay for my
food. I got up in the line to pay
for my food and I had got some
checks from the bank. I had or-
dered some but they hadn't
come in yet. I didn't know they
called them starter checks. The
stores don't accept them. This
lady behind me offered to pay
for my groceries. I had money
but it was a Christmas gift from
my son, so I didn't want to
spend it on food, but I used it to
pay for the bill. But I just wanted
to thank that lady I wish I had
got her name to tell her again
who wonderful that was for her
to offer a stranger. God bless
you and I hope that the good
Lord blesses you a lot. Thank
you very much.

Meds returned
I would like to thank the per-
son who returned my medicine
to the pharmacy in Dunnellon. I
want you to know you were very
nice, are appreciated and I'll
say an extra prayer for you.
Thank you very much, Sylvia.
Thank you very much.You were
very nice.It was in Walmart


women who helped me last
Saturday (Jan. 12) when my
husband had a heart attack at
the Dollar General store in Cit-
rus Springs. One called the am-
bulance, the other gave him an
aspirin and water and got a
chair for him to sit on. They
stayed until the ambulance
came. They were really angels.

Do unto others
The beauty of being a Citrus
County resident: I was broke
down at the Sweetbay in Crys-
tal River this afternoon (Jan. 23)
and couldn't figure out what was
going on. I had a gentleman I
never knew, with his small little
girl, try to help me jump off my
truck. It didn't work. Another guy
next to him, he said we'll try his
truck. We tried different jumper
cables. Another gentleman
came and that gentleman's
name was Larry. He was wait-
ing on his wife. Another gentle-
man came up, offered his help.
We figured out it was my starter
and a gentleman named
George came up and an old
neighbor of mine, Fred, tried to
help. I. had five to six different
people take the time out of their
day to make sure that I made it
back to the bus stop to get my
little girl ..I would like to thank
Lenny, George, Fred, their
wives and another gentleman
whose name I did not get, and a
little girl, that helped me get my
car started at the Sweetbay in
Crystal River ...Citrus County
and Crystal River is a beautiful
town. Never forget to say thank
you to all of your neighbors and
to be kind to everyone. Do unto
others as you want done unto
you.

Kind people
After reading recently a lot of
nice reports about the good-
ness and kindness of people
here in Crystal River, I myself


T1I


had the opportunity to experi-
ence some of that kindness
today. I took a rather nasty fall
in the Bealls parking lot this
morning (Feb. 5) and two nice
gentlemen just rushed right
over to me to help me up and
see me into the store and set
me down. One of the gentle-
man's name was Peter and I
didn't get the other gentleman's
name, but I just want to say
thank you and there are defi-
nitely some wonderful people
here in Crystal River. Thank you
again, Peter.

Thanks, sheriff
A big thank you to Sheriff
Dawsy and his staff for the
shutdown of the pain clinic in
Crystal River. Drug abuse has
affected our children and we
are helpless alone to do much
but worry about getting the
phone call saying they are dead
from an overdose. We are good
people and so glad something
is being done to get these peo-
ple out of our county Thank you
again and again, Sheriff Dawsy
and staff.

Wonderful
gesture
The kindness caring and
generosity of most of the citi-
zens of this county never
ceases to amaze me. On Jan.
29, my son-in-law, Barry, went
to Burger King on (County
Road) 486 for breakfast. A
friendly chat ensued with an-
other Barry of Boulderice Roof-
ing, who insisted in paying for
our breakfast. What a wonder-
ful gesture and way to start a
great day. Thank you, Barry,
and God bless you.

Overseas books
I received an overwhelming
response for the free books that
I had offered in the Sound Off.
Unfortunately, I could not re-
spond to them all. I want every-
one to know I made a decision
and called a man by the name
of Jeff back and the entire col-
lection of four large boxes is
being donated to the troops in
Afghanistan where his son is


currently serving. We were both
retired Army and know these
soldiers will enjoy reading these
books.
Thanks to everyone who
called.

Pet promotion
Thank you to the Adopt a
Rescued Pet for the support of
the dogs at the Citrus County
Animal Shelter. In order to help
promote adoptions, they are
sponsoring a discount of the
adoption fees for the month of
February. This group has
bought beds for the dogs, as-
sisted with medical expenses
for the dogs, and helped pro-
mote adoption of our dogs.
They are a true friend to the
homeless shelter dogs of Citrus
County Thank you much.

Dandy Dan
I met this man in Winn-Dixie
in Beverly Hills and he paid for
my groceries. I was so over-
whelmed. In my 80 years, I've
never had any such experience.
His name was Dan and I just
want him to know how very,
very grateful I am ... His name
is Dan and he comes from
Texas. Thank you. Thank you
very, very much.

Super bunch
I am feeling good today, but
last week there was one day I
couldn't make it at 100 percent
shopping at my favorite store. I
did get sick and a nice em-
ployee noticed I was having a
problem. I told him I would like
to sit down. He helped me to a
seat and brought me some or-
ange juice. I wasn't able to fin-
ish shopping and a checkout
lady offered to help and called
my wife to come and get me.
When my wife got there, the
manager and another em-
ployee drove my car home for
me and returned to the store
because of the extra car they
brought. I want to thank Publix
for the wonderful care and serv-
ice they provided. What a super
bunch of people. Again, thanks
so very much. Sorry I didn't get
their names, but they know who
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AThree cheers for Tebow


Three cheers for Tebow


This is in answer to the lady
or the person who wrote about
Tebow and Tampa, the Bucca-
neers. I've been wondering that
for many, many, many months.
Why don't they get Tebow? Why
doesn't all these other teams in
Florida get him? He would
make a difference. He brings
people to the stadium. That's
the trouble with these other
people; they're jealous of his
popularity. He doesn't have to
play and he brings all these
people into the stadium. Some-
thing must be wrong with you
people that you don't want a
beautiful young man who is
honest and isn't on drugs and
stuff like that and you won't let
him play. Shame on all of us
that won't let a man like that
play. To the person that wrote
that article: Three cheers to
you.

Silly story
I'd like to know how much
longer we have to listen about
this Notre Dame football player.
He must have been really stu-
pid. He went with this girl for a
year and never even saw her?
Then he's devastated because
she died? Well, he needs a new
life. I think it's ridiculous.

Bad Bowl
I'm watching the 49ers and
Ravens. I can't believe how the
49ers are playing. They're giv-
ing the game to the other team
...I've never seen them play this
bad. I.watched the show on the
football game on the Super
Bowl and I was very disap-
pointed in the dance show with
Beyonce. She's not the greatest
singer, even though she's a
good singer. Maybe someone
like Kate Smith, Al Jolson and
half a dozen others from the
past who knew how to belt a
song without anything. They


had the voice. This is what I'd
like to see again. Don't they
have any?

Exhilarating race
I'd like to remind your (read-
ers) that the Daytona 200 is
coming ..and all I ever see in
the Chronicle is articles about
the Daytona 500. To me, the
Daytona 500 is quite boring. To
come out and see fast motorcy-
cles, which are much faster
than the cars, is more exhilarat-
ing to watch than watching a
boring stockcar race. Also, mo-
torcycle racing is a lot more
dangerous.

Macho tough
It's really interesting how
NASCAR has really dropped
into the shallows of whatever.
Now they've got these young
kids that are coming up into the
racing world posing on videos
with their arms folded like real
macho guys, like they just come
out of World Wide Wrestling.
They've got that really stern
look on their face. They're just a
bunch of kids in their 20s and
they try to act so macho tough.

Bad announcers
In my opinion, the announc-
ers for the Rays, Brian Ander-
son and Dewayne Stats, are
two of the worst baseball an-
nouncers and I'm a Rays fan.
They talk all the time and it's
distracting to watch the game. I
do attend four to five games in
person.

Be professional
I think Joey Logano in
NASCAR picked on the wrong
guy to mess with because Tony
Stewart's going to have him for
lunch. We've called in other
Sound Offs about Joey Logano
and for some reason the Chron-
icle failed to print them. But I


guess his daddy's not there to
protect him now as he did one
time against Kyle Busch, who
got thrown out of the pits for try-
ing to interfere. So if he wants
to race and be a big star and
get his picture in the paper all
the time, then he better act like
a professional and drive like a
professional, not like a jerk.

Florida sports
Hear ye, hear ye! This hap-
pens to be Florida. We have
great sports here. We don't
have to have headlines about
the Yankees and the Red Sox.
Today in the paper (April 2),
what was there? Nothing but
the Yankees and the Red Sox.
The Yankees lost. You should
put about the Marlins on the
front page. This is getting to be
a little much if we have to go
through this every year. If these
people want to hear about their
precious Yankees, go back to
NewYork. Who cares? We have
great sports here and we
should be very thankful. Today
there was not even in the
schedule that the Rays were
opening. This is getting to be a
little silly. Do you think we have
to go through this year like we
do every other year? Let's hear
about Florida. We live here.

Real
coach needed
It's not a surprise what's hap-
pening to the Florida Gators
football team when you've got a
coach in like that. This
Muschamp, in my opinion, does
not know what he's doing.
They've gone so far down in the
hole, it's unbelievable. And I
guess I'd like to know from the
university and the athletic de-
partment, how far do they want
to sink in that well before they
get rid of him and get a real


coach in there? He doesn't
have the strength, he doesn't
have the leadership quality and
he doesn't have the attention of
the players. It's almost like they
run at will. They do what they
want. I don't understand. We've
never had this problem before.
But if Gators ever want to be a
threat or any sort of a con-
tender for a bowl bid again, they
need to get somebody that
knows what they're doing.

They're for real
Well, what do you know, the
Vanderbilt Commodores have
proven that they're for real. Un-
fortunately, the Florida Gators
did the same.

'Tis a puzzle
The troubles in Miami with
the Miami Dolphins really puz-
zle me. Here they're grown
men. The quarterback has been
sacked 38 times this year so far.
It's a league record. The job of
the two guards is to protect the
quarterback. Apparently the
one isn't doing his job ...

Bad beards
What's with all these base-
ball players and their beards? I
sure hope they shave next year.
It would be nice to be able to tell
them apart. They all look like a
bunch of old men playing ball.

Bring 'emr on
OK, I have just watched the
Bucs lose to the Seattle Sea-
hawks. I believe the Bucs are
now ready to take on the Uni-
versity of Alabama. Whatcha
think?

Crybabies
I'm getting so sick of these
crybabies complaining about
organizations that are affecting
their health. Tony Dorsett, who
played for Dallas back in the
late '70s, is now suing the NFL
along with a whole bunch of his
buddies regarding the problems
they've had with brain injuries
and stuff by being hit during
playing football. Now he has de-
mentia and depression and
now he's suing the NFL and


feels that they're responsible.
Nobody held a gun to any of
those football players' heads.
They wanted the money, they
wanted the notoriety, they got it.
But they didn't want what
comes with it possible pain,
injury and suffering. When I
played football back in the late
'50s, we didn't have half the
equipment and half the protec-
tive devices you have today So,
you know, we took our chances
and we played anyway and if
we got hurt, we got hurt. We
knew what we were getting into.
But now all these people want
to do is sue, sue, sue. This
country is so sue crazy and
that's why there's so many
lawyers out there now.

We want Tebow
I'm calling about needing a
decent quarterback. What in the
world is wrong with Tim Tebow?
He's definitely not any worse
than the rest of the ones that are
playing, because nobody's play-
ing that great. Tim Tebow's a de-
cent young man, a good young
quarterback, if the gets the
chance to play. Also, I am so
tired of hearing about the great
god, Peyton Manning. After all,
you're comparing 16 years of ex-
perience against these young
guys with one or two years. And
Tebow did what Manning could-
n't do the first year in Denver; he
took them to the playoffs and
won a game. Think about it.
Where is Tebow? We want
Tebow.

Bad season
I'm just calling about the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and
their bad season. Did anyone
notice that New England (Pa-
triot) players Blount and Talib,
that used to be with the Bucca-
neers, they're having such a
great season. So I guess it was-
n't their problem; it was the
coach.

Handled badly
If (Mike) Glennon was in
charge during the last five min-
utes of Sunday's (Sept. 29 Bucs-
Cardinals) game and it


appears he was a high school
quarterback could and probably
would have handled it better. All
he needed to do to finish win-
ning the game was to go slow
and avoid delayed game penalty,
run the ball himself or hand it off,
get a first down maybe, and run
out the clock. He passed and
was intercepted and lost the
game. No one else seems to
see it that way

Schiano who?
Bucs fans: Just think, one
year from now, we'll be saying,
"Greg Schiano, who?"

Local
'puntrooskie'
Enjoyed reading the article
this morning in the Sports page
about the FSU "puntrooskie"
against Clemson 25 years ago.
It was an Associated Press of-
fering. Too bad someone locally
didn't pick up on the fight, but
the punter mentioned, Tim Cor-
lew, was actually a Citrus High
School Hurricane. Would have
been nice to have had the local
flavor to the article.

Unthaw Williams
I have an awakening thought.
I remember when Ted Williams
of the Boston Red Sox died, they
froze his body I think if the Red
Sox win the World Series, they
ought to unthaw him. What a
better way to come back to life.

What's a walk-off?
Would someone explain
please what is a walk-off home
run? They've mentioned it sev-
eral times but nobody tells what
it is.

Pay attention,
announcers
This is Tuesday (Aug. 27). I'm
watching the Rays baseball
game and the announcers are
talking about everything except
the ballgame. They just walked
Evan Longoria and never even
mentioned it. Why can't we get
some announcers that pay at-
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it as I see it. I've always been
honest and tell it like it is. That's
the way everybody should be.


'The Walking
Take the money and run Weal'
run Dead'


Pat Benatar, by the looks of
the picture of the stage in the
Chronicle the other day, that
stage looks like it could have
held a half a dozen full-grown
elephants. The reason Miss
Prissy-Little Pat Benatar didn't
want to play: there was only
1,000 tickets. So she just took
the money and run. She
thought that was way beneath
her to play for only 1,000 peo-
ple. Pat Benatar better be very
thankful and grateful there's still
at least 1,000 that want to listen
to (her).

Gotta be kidding
I'm always hearing about
young adults getting into trou-
ble, young adults having this,
young adults getting into this
problem. I just found out this
weekend one of the reasons
they get into so much trouble. I
went to the theater with my
wife, and counting the movie
and the Coke and the popcorn,
it cost $51 to go see a movie.
What young kid can bring his
girlfriend out or what young girl
can bring their friend to go see
a movie these days and spend
$51? Are you kidding me? And
I'm 60 years old and I'm look-
ing at this going, "Are you kid-
ding?" I didn't even want to
spend $51. Come on, people.
Let's wake up.

Press mute button
I think it's funny the person
that called in complaining about
the commercials (being) too
loud. The louder the commer-
cials are, the quicker I hit my
mute button and I'm sure I'm
not the only one. So they can
play it as loud as they want.
Have a good day.

Loud music
It's not just the commercials
that are too loud, even though


50 percent of them are too loud;
it's the background music in the
programs that's so loud you
can't hear the actors when
they're speaking. That should
be taken care of, too.

Proper
pronunciation
I wish the guy who does the
"Ask Gary" commercials would
pronounce the "k" in "ask." It
sounds kind of strange.
Too many
commercials
TV sucks. A one-hour show
you have 24 minutes of com-
mercials maybe more than
that.

Lohan lowdown
I don't understand how news
media has to waste valuable
space in their papers to tell sto-
ries about Lindsay Lohan and
all her sick, idiotic episodes that
she does. Her own father's
about as bad as she is. And I
don't understand, with all the in-
teresting things and all the pos-
itive things going on in this
world today, why we've got to
waste valuable space in the
newspaper.

Anchorwomen
angst
I don't know why all these
stations, like CNN and MSNBC,
is getting all these female an-
chorwomen to talk. There was
one on CNN this morning that
was there debating the meeting
the president had with the GOP
leaders on gun control. And,
you know, she acts like she's an
expert on this subject and I ac-
tually doubt she knows much
about guns, as the female con-
gressman in Colorado proved
how little she knows but is very


outspoken. And I don't know
where they find these people. I
guess if you're pretty and you
look good in a dress, you can
become an anchorwoman. It's
kind of sad that the men who re-
ally was on the scene, the older
gentlemen who have had the
exposure and had the experi-
ence in the field, are no longer
on. These are the people they
hire to tell us what's going on in
the world. They're very opinion-
ated, but it's a subject they
know very little about.

Good news
On the TV news you normally
see nothing but horror after hor-
ror and sad sights. Today I saw
a most beautiful sight. Pope
Francis embracing a severely
disabled child, hugging him and
kissing him. You could see the
love flowing from that man to
that child.

Baby factory
I'm watching (19 Kids and
Counting"). It looks like their son
is going to start another baby
factory just like his parents did.

Done with 'DWTS'
Guess what? I just watched
"Dancing With the Stars" and it's
been getting lousier and lousier
and tonight is the last straw. I
will not watch "Dancing With the
Stars" anymore. You have ru-
ined the show. It's terrible. Half
these people don't know how to
dance anymore. It's not consid-
ered ballroom dancing. Good-
bye, "Dancing with the Stars."
You're a disgrace.

Dumb Deen
I think Paula Deen made a
fool out of herself, getting on tel-
evision and apologizing. If I was
her, I would have just kept my
mouth shut. There is a thing
called freedom of speech. I call


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television "The Walk-
It is utterly gross and
now what anybody
out of that. I just don't
d people that like to
t kind of stuff. "The
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'American Idol'
I don't understand this
"American Idol" this year. I
hardly watch it, but it caught my
eye that three of the four judges
they look like freaks, the way
they're dressed. I don't know
what they're trying to prove.
Mariah Carey's the only one
that carries herself off as a pro-
fessional lady The rest of them
are either loaded with tattoos or
half naked or wearing red
leather jackets. I don't under-
stand these people.

Sharif for
president
I nominate Omar Sharif as
president of Egypt. He's a far
better actor than the last three
presidents. They are all just in
office for box office receipts.

Bye-bye, Birdie
I'd like to see the TV compa-
nies take this commercial that
stupid commercial, I would say
- off the TV, about, "I got a putt,
I'm going to call it a birdie," and
then, "I'm going to go see my
girlfriend, Birdie, because we're
going to have tea." I mean it's
the most stupidest place I've
seen for two actors to act on TV
for a commercial.

Beneficial boycott
I see where Kanye West,
Jay-Z and Madonna are all
going to boycott Florida be-
cause of the "stand your


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ground" law. Just another bene-
fit of that law. Too bad Michael
Moore won't join them.

Fonda is talented
I'm calling in response to the
complaint about Jane Fonda in
the movie, "The Butler." It is my
understanding that Nancy Rea-
gan, who she portrayed,
thought it was a good interpre-
tation of her and appreciated
Jane's work in that. Jane Fonda
is a talented actress and a very
responsible person, albeit in her
youth she did have some
strange little habits. Now I think
that is completely overblown to
condemn her for that particular
role in the movie.

Poor Oprah
Reading in the paper today
about poor Oprah Winfrey that
was denied the ability to see a
very expensive handbag in
Switzerland. Poor Oprah. Just
because she's loaded with
money, wealth and everything,
Oprah thinks she'd get her way.
So if she doesn't get her way,
she makes the headlines. Every
time I've been refused anything
I wanted to buy, if I wrote in to
the paper, as well as hundreds
of other people, that's all you'd
be printing in your newspaper.
But yet since she is supposedly
supposed to be such a high-
profile person, anything that
doesn't go right with her has to
make the newspaper already.
0
Here's a question for Oprah:
What does a $38,000 purse do
that a $19.99 from Walmart
can't do?

Not a surfer dude
I just wanted to comment on
this TV show I watched on the
news called "Food Stamp Scan-
dal" and they're focusing on,
they call him a surfer dude,
Jason the surfer dude from Cal-
ifornia (with) long, black, curly
hair, black hat backwards, dark
black glasses, black cutoff-
sleeve shirt, and goes on about
how he surfs every day and
lives off his $200 food stamps
and bums around and living on
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houses. But anyways, if any-
body's noticed this guy, has
anybody noticed he has no tan
lines at all? In fact, he doesn't
even have a tan. This guy does-
n't spend an hour, this guy
doesn't spend a few minutes in
the sun every day. Has anybody
noticed that? This isn't no surfer
dude. This is a setup. This guy's
straight out of some city, a
Northern city Take it from an ex-
surfer, a lifeguard myself, living
on the beaches in California
and Florida. This guy is not a
surfer dude.

'Modern Family'
I don't know about you, but I
am so sick and tired of hearing
about "Modern Family," "Modern
Family" on television. Since they
got the awards, they think
they're the only thing that
should be on television. Well,
I'm sure glad I can change
channels because I'm just sick
to death of that show.

Butt shakers
I'm just watching (TV) where
a half a dozen men are in their
shorts and they're shaking their
butts and showing everything
that really imitates sex. Well, the
girl on the halftime of football
did the same thing with the guy
with her. They're both wrong.
They both should be thrown off
the show. If you're going to let
the girl do it, why not let the
men do it? You know, there's
two sides to every story. Either
none of them do it or both can
do it.

Too many ads
I don't watch TV very much
because of the trash that's on
today, but saw that "Gone With
the Wind" was on AMC. Haven't
seen it in years, so I thought I'd
put it on. The only problem was
that for every 10 minutes of
movie, I'd get 10 to 12 ads. Fi-
nally I just got so disgusted that
I turned it off and went back to
reading a book. Much better,
with no interference between
chapters. No wonder people ei-
ther rent or buy a movie rather
than putting up with all those in-
terruptions for ads.




CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE


Harness horseracing


I'm responding to the man
who wrote in about the har-
ness horseracing. I think that
would an excellent thing to
have here in the Inverness
area, especially out by the fair-
grounds. And maybe kayaking
and fishing could be pushed a
little bit more on Lake Hender-
son. I know they come to see
the manatees, but originally
this was a fishing village and
people that came here a long
time ago, that's what they
came for, the fishing. I think we
need to stress that a little bit
more. And also, the industrial
park. I don't know what hap-
pened to that idea. A lot of my
neighbors and I thought that
was an excellent idea. They
put in a bigger runway and we
could have a big UPS center or
something like that in here and
storage buildings built around
the airport and that would
open a lot of industry.

More stores
I'm calling about Citrus
County should get some more
stores here. Like they could get
a Target or maybe a little mall
or something. They need to up-
date some of their stores be-
sides a Walmart and a Kmart. I
think it would be nice for the
area and other than that, I
think it's a nice little town. Let's
see if we can get some better
stores in the area.

Craving coffee
I am suggesting that the City
of Inverness should open a
Starbucks or another Dunkin'
Donuts or some other kind of
coffeehouse. Every time I go to
the Dunkin' Donuts on State
Road 44, they are so over-
whelmed and overcrowded be-
cause that is the only one
around. A Starbucks would be
great. The city needs to update


its atmosphere and surround-
ings and modernize with more
choices of stores, movies, etc.
I don't want to sound like I am
complaining, but I don't want to
drive 30 miles to find these
things. Let's try to get with it.

Mall solutions
I have a solution for the mall
problem: First put a PepBoys in
where the Sears Automotive
used to be, second get a Dick's
Sporting Goods in there where
the Sears store used to be,
and third and probably most
important put a grocery store
out there to bring a natural
draw of people to the area.
Also, I think that would be a
good location for a grocery
store, being we only have one
other one within the town lim-
its.
*
About the Crystal River Mall:
Why not a Sam's or a Costco?
That would take care of a lot of
the whole site and it would still
draw tourists north and south
and it would put a lot of people
to work.
*
Someone called in to sug-
gest that the Crystal River Mall
be used as a Sam's Club or a
Costco. I think that is a brilliant
idea. We have wanted a Sam's
Club in this area for a long
time. There seems to be a Wal-
mart on every corner, but we
have to go all the way to Ocala
to go to Sam's. Great idea,
caller.
*
I was so happy to read that
other people enjoy the music
at the mall. It has been very
enjoyable. But then again, we
do need a Ross For Less and
a Michaels or maybe a Mar-
shalls something to bring the
young people. They love Ross
For Less. And just keep up the


music and it's just been lovely.
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My idea about the Crystal
(River) Mall is everyone else
has put in their 2 cents, so why
not me make it a recreational
center, roller-skating rink or
even ice-skating, a pool, minia-
ture golf, fun machines to play
with, stores selling merchan-
dise for these sports. People
are looking for fun, fun, fun.
The money will roll in like
crazy.
*
Costco in Citrus County. To
the person who wrote in about
putting a Costco in Citrus
County: You must be reading
my mind! And, what better
place to put it than in or near
our mall, which appears to still
be struggling. A Costco would
draw customers not only from
Citrus, but from surrounding
counties as well. Further, it
would give the mall the boost it
needs to potentially attract
customers to the area and re-
generate interest from some
quality anchor merchants and
restaurants. A Sam's Club
would work too, but I agree
with the previous writer's as-
sessment that a Costco would
be the better choice since we
currently have Sam's Clubs
and Walmarts relatively
nearby. Is the Chamber of
Commerce looking into some-
thing like this?
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Since we have almost noth-
ing left at the Crystal River
Mall but memories, how about
a Marshalls? It's a discount
clothing store people love it.
Maybe a Ross For Less or es-
pecially a JoAnn's Fabric or a
Michaels. It would really be
nice to see the mall really
crowded again like it was at
the West End Market. The
music is great.


Kids are our future



Kids are our future


Citrus County has a great
school system. I have three kids
that go there. I've read about
Scott Adams attacking the fund-
ing for their education. Our chil-
dren are the future of the nation
and need to be protected from
double-talking politicians like
Adams.

Spare the rod
Way to go, Sandra Himmel.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Have you noticed how much
more respectful, law-abiding and
self-disciplined today's kids are
than back in the day when they
learned there were conse-
quences to their behavior?

Rezone
school board
If you're going to rezone the
high schools and middle
schools, why not rezone the
school board and do away with
one of the members? That would
save a whole lot of money If it's
all for the children, that is the
best thing and the governor
won't have to worry about ap-
pointing anybody

Amend menu
I'm calling Sound Off in refer-
ence to the Citrus County school
menu. I believe we could save
lots of money on the school
menu. Like for instance, Monday:
MVP breakfast cereal variety,
that's OK. Toast get rid of that.
Tater tots get rid of that and
you'll save money And give them
juice and milk variety On Tues-
day: Sausage get rid of that.
Pizza get rid of that. Offer them
cereal, juice and milk and get rid
of the grits. You could save lots
of money in the school if you
eliminate some of these items
from their breakfast. Who wants
a pizza for breakfast? You have
got to be kidding me.


Appreciate
teachers
My wife just came in from
work and informed me that as a
member of the school system,
her job had been eliminated
today. And then I see on the
news where some sports football
player is going to get over $1 mil-
lion a year and I just think it's sad
that this country thinks more of
its athletes than it does its teach-
ers. Thank you for letting me get
that off my chest.

Stop attacking
schools
I was reading the paper this
morning and in the letters to the
editor, I read somebody wants to
cut the money to the schools be-
cause of a problem with the
taxes with Duke. Why is it every-
body always goes after the
schools? Now I'm not a teacher
or have anything to do with the
schools. I have two kids that go
to school.Well, one kid now; one
graduated. And why is it they al-
ways attack the schools? How
about the sheriff's department?
You know, I see plenty of cars
just sifting on the side of the road
and gathering like maintenance
workers. We have plenty of sher-
iffs (deputies). Why don't we cut
back there a little bit? It doesn't
seem right to always attack the
schools.

Substitutes
teaching
This is concerning the FCAT
scores and why our school
grades have gone down. I'm a
teacher and I think the reason
the FCAT scores have gone
down are because there are so
many substitutes in the class-
room. And I'm not talking be-
cause a teacher's sick and


one-day substitutes. I mean
long-term substitutes who really
don't care that much, who have
(nothing) invested in the school.
And they are the ones teaching
the students, not real teachers.
It's because the principals are
not friendly They bully teachers,
and the teachers quit in the mid-
dle of the year.

Tests are a hassle
I've been reading these arti-
cles by Pat Deutschman about
the educational problems at
schools in Florida, the testing
and FCAT and all this. She wants
to voice outrage. I'm 64 years
old. I went to school in New Jer-
sey and I don't have any kids in
school.When I went to school,
we didn't have all the computers
or cellphones, even calculators
we didn't use. I learned to read
and write just fine.Then I went to
college four years in New Jersey
It sounds like a big hassle to be
a kid now. You've got to take a
test to graduate? I thought that
was based on your scores for the
four quarters of your classes and
book reports, term papers, not
some test all of a sudden you've
got to do. I don't think I'd like that.
I'm glad I went to school when I
did.

Need dress code
Can somebody please ex-
plain (this) to me? I dropped my
kid off to high school the other
day and the one girl had purple
and green hair and the other
child had piercings in her nose
and lips. I thought there was a
dress code. I mean this is very
dysfunctional. Anyway, our
schools need to have a dress
code. One kid had his underwear
showing. I mean this is Crystal
River High School. We're getting
prepared for these young people
to become adults, so there does
need to be a dress code.


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G22 Friday December 27, 2013


Hot Topics


Guns


When guns are outlawed,
only outlaws will have guns.
0
I'm retired from the military I
am also a licensed firearm car-
rier. I prefer leaving my gun hol-
stered, but if an emergency, like
a police officer needs my help,
he or she will get it. If a neigh-
bor's life is in danger from one of
the crazies out there, I will assist
them. If one of these crazies en-
dangers me or my family I will try
my best to protect them. I am 77
years old, so I'm not going to be
running around looking for an
excuse to shoot someone. I
would say over 90 percent of the
concealed-carry people out
there feel the same way, so don't
be too anxious to disarm us. We
are constitutional people. God
bless.
*
Under "All guns kill," Friday
(Jan. 4), a man said he wasn't a
hunter, a gun nut, that he didn't
even like guns. But then he
made the statement that assault
rifles can be used for hunting.
Well, it's obvious he doesn't
know what he's talking about.
Most assault rifles are .223 cal-
iber. And in Florida, it's against
the law to hunt with a .223 cal-
iber.
*
One final word, perhaps, re-
garding armed policemen in
public schools: I'm a retired
schoolteacher from a New York
City public school. At the time, it
was known as a school in a dis-
advantaged neighborhood in
East Harlem. A New York City
policeman in full uniform was as-
signed to our school. In all the
time he was there, there was
never a serious outbreak of vio-
lence or gang warfare. Staff, stu-
dents and parents knew him to
be friendly and open, especially
to amicable conversation among
students. He was a good friend


to all, yet highly respected as a
law enforcement officer who
would tolerate no nonsense
from any gang members or in-
truders.
*
These comments about peo-
ple having guns and not having
guns are so ridiculous. If the
laws were set where those peo-
ple were severely punished and
put in prison for the first offense,
that would solve a lot of things.
But in most cases, they get their
hand slapped, pay a fine and
they go about their business and
they do the same thing over and
over again. I bet if you look at po-
lice records in a lot of some of
the areas where gun crime is
high, you'll see that those peo-
ple are regular offenders of the
law, but they're released after
they pay a fine and go their
merry way Severe penalties for
the very first time and I mean
severe I think would put a big-
ger crease in the misuse of guns
that we currently have today.
0
I just read Henry Kelley's arti-
cle in the Friday, Jan. 4, edition
of the Chronicle and I'd like to
say it's nice to see someone
speaking about firearms who (a)
knows what he's talking about
and (b) makes sense. The prob-
lem in this country is not an
overabundance of firearms; it's
an under abundance of morals.
And as soon as we can correct
that problem, we will not have
the mass shootings that we
have now.
*
Thank you for publishing hon-
est talks about firearms by
Henry Kelley in Friday's (Jan. 4)
Chronicle. It's the most factual,
realistic article I have read. One
thing for sure: If you stop the
manufacture of guns today, what
would you do with the millions of
all types of firearms that are now
in this country and around the
world?You can have all the state
and city buy-back programs you
want and only the well-meaning
public will turn them in, not the
criminal element in our society.


Having been a gunsmith for
years, I know anyone with a de-
sire can make a multiple-car-
tridge magazine with no problem
and a semiautomatic into an au-
tomatic. What I don't want to
happen is some knee-jerk and a
publicity-seeking politician going
crazy. We can all remember
back when we started the Iraq
war, when France didn't want to
enter it, our very own freshman
congresswoman wanted to in-
troduce a bill to exhume all the
bodies of our World War I and II
veterans and bring them back to
the USA. And also, another con-
gressman wanted to introduce a
bill to ban French fries from
restaurant menus. Do you see
what can happen?...Forget
firearm bans and concentrate on
the people that use them.
0
I just read the "Larger than
boom" article in the Sound Off
and how whoever wrote it was
horrified about a teacher being
trained to use a 9mm to protect
her classroom. The writer obvi-
ously knows nothing about
guns, suggesting the use of a
.25 or .30 caliber to defend her
kids. A .25 is a joke of a popgun
and I don't know of many, if any,
.30 caliber pistols. The 9mm is
the right gun for the job.
0
Obama sells guns automatic
weapons to drug cartels to kill
Americans and he wants to take
my gun rights away? A law-abid-
ing citizen? Well, let me tell you
something, America. If I ain't
good enough to carry a weapon
during peacetime, then I ain't
good enough to carry a weapon
during wartime, either.
0
You may not like guns and
choose not to own one. That's
your right.You may not believe in
God. That is your choice. How-
ever, if someone breaks into
your house with a gun, the first
two things you will do are call
someone with a gun and pray
that they get there in time.
"Thou shalt not kill" has been
"Thou shalt not kill" has been


on the books for hundreds of assault wea
years and the killing still goes free zone did
on. What do you suppose put- to stop the kill
ting new laws on the books are an assault we
going to do? There are only two
ways to stop gun violence: Rid I'm calling
the world of each and every gun controversy c
- and you know that will never that the hone
happen or have every person right to have
go through a mental evaluation We must rea
test, and you know that won't dent of the
happen either. So it's a case of been with gu
learning to live with this problem, children. An
sad as it may be. should have
gun. The crir
You know, I sure do find the other thing. A
Sound Off to be quite entertain- alize that wi
ing. It seems every time I read it, honest citizen
I laugh. Today's funny one is ourselves.
somebody saying that a .223
caliber is against the law to hunt Fences
with. No caliber is against the Come on.
law to hunt with. It's how many make good n
bullets the magazine is capable makegood n
of holding.You can't have more sense that m
than a 5-round magazine. It bors. Keep yc
doesn't matter what caliber you on your own
have.That doesn't make a dif- someoneelsE
ference. It's how many bullets being a jerk.
your gun holds. Do some re- This is for
search before you make a fool of 3's Sound
yourself. m .... Thk


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I'm watching a movie that's
taking place in Africa. A bunch of
teenagers are armed with auto-
matic weapons, maybe 30 or 40,
and they're going town to town,
village to village, and just
butchering everybody. Doesn't
matter (if they're) young (or) old.
And people got the word ahead
of time and they're starting to
run away from their villages as
fast as they could. And I'm see-
ing a lot of young men in their
20s and 30s and they could fight
back and beat them teenagers
and then I realized they don't
have any weapons. So, there's a
point I'm trying to make there. I
hope you get it.
0
I'm responding to the "Hot
Corner- Gun control" in the Jan.
4 edition of the Chronicle. To the
person saying "Ban assault
weapons": This ban would do
absolutely nothing to save any-
body. There was already an as-
sault weapons ban in
Connecticut. The killings were
done in a gun-free zone. They
were not accomplished with an


pon and the gun-
absolutely nothing
ing and neitherwill
iapons ban.
0
about the great
ver guns. I realize
ist citizen has the
a gun to protect.
lize that the presi-
Jnited States has
ns that protect his
d so all citizen
the right to have a
minal that's an-
nd so we must re-
, continue to be
is trying to protect



Good fences don't
neighbors. It's good
akes good neigh-
ur darned animals
property, not on
I's. It's the law. Stop

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Off: Fences cost
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dogs invading this woman's
property should build the fence
or let the dogs out on a lead, not
loose to run around. Or, better
yet, you build her a fence or fine
the owners of the dogs for not
being on a leash.
0
Here it is Jan. 3 and people
are complaining about telling the
lady to build a fence in her yard
while she's out there when she's
feeding her birds and watering
the water bath thing there and
everything.Well, why should she
have to go to the expense of
building a fence in her yard
when she's in her yard? The
people who have dogs should
build a fence around their yard
because there's a leash law any-
way. So what are they doing in
her yard in the first place? They
should take care of their own
dogs and keep them in their own
yard, I think. Put a fence on their
yard if they want. Dogs shouldn't
be roaming around.
U
I would like to make a com-
ment on the Sound Off that said,


"Build a fence," that there's an
old saying, "Good fences make
good neighbors." The person
whose dogs is running loose is
supposed to put up the fence -
then he's being, or she, a good
neighbor- not the person who's
trying to keep the dogs out of
their yard should have the ex-
pense of building a fence. A
good neighbor is keeping the
nuisance in your own yard. Also,
that's the law.
*
In response to "Build a fence":
It seems to me, the one to build
a fence should be the irrespon-
sible people who let their dogs
run loose, which is a violation of
law.
*
Why should the woman com-
plaining about other people's
dogs in her yard put a fence up
in her yard? To make good
neighbors if you want to make
good neighbors the people
with the dog should put a fence
around their own yard to keep
the dogs from going in other
people's yards.
*
To the person that called in
about building a fence to keep
the dogs out of the lady's yard: If
I'm not mistaken, there is a
leash law and it should be
obeyed.

The person who called in to
tell the woman who feeds the
squirrels and birds to fence her
yard in so the neighbor dogs
can't come over and bother
them doesn't know too much
about laws. It's not up to her to
pay for a fence. It's up to the dog
owners to put up a fence to keep
them in his own yard. You want
the dogs? Then do what you're
supposed to do and don't shove
it off onto your neighbor to do. As
for the lady who doesn't want
the dogs; just leave your hose
laying across the lawn. When
they come over, just turn the
rotor on and spray them with full
force. They'll learn not to come
over. I'm not a person who hates
dogs, but they don't belong on
other people's lawns whether
they're pooping or chasing squir-
rels. If you want the dogs, then
you take care of them.


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Ho Toics


Arming schools


If the editor doesn't want to
arm teachers, what is his sug-
gestion? He doesn't have a sug-
gestion. He's just against it. I
believe it's a good thing. I think
they should increase the pres-
ence of the school resource offi-
cers and give them guns and
bullets instead of letting them be
like, you know, Barney Fife.
They're not able to fire. Another
way is if teachers want to be
trained to shoot a gun or have a
Taser I think a gun would be
better if they need to stop the
killer before he kills my children.
I think if they want to be armed
they should. I find it hypocritical
that the editor always is against
things but doesn't have a solu-
tion.
*
I'm calling the Chronicle in
reference to the armed security
officers being patrolling at
schools. This is a waste of tax-
payer money and time because
if someone wanted to do some-
thing, they're going to do it. All
they have to do is go to school
and take that person out first
and, boom, they could do what-
ever they want. If someone's
going to do something, they're
going to do it regardless. What-
ever control you try to have over
it, it's not going to happen. If you
use a sword, a knife, chemicals;
if someone wants to do some-
thing, they're going to do it. The
best way to control it is to have
stricter laws, gun control on am-
munition. But more important,
change the laws, penalties. And
don't, do not glorify these peo-
ple that commit these crimes
and put their pictures on the
front page because that's what
they're looking for. That's what
you need to do. Putting armed
guards in schools is not the an-
swer. It's not going to help.
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The comment about the
teacher being taught how to use


a 9mm in her classroom; I guess
this person would rather see no
guns in the school and let con-
tinuous killings and the mass
shootings that have been going
on ...I think there ought to be
some teaching people how to
use guns. It's a good idea.
Everybody should be able to
know how to safely use a gun
because if an idiot comes in the
classroom with an AK-47 again,
he needs to be taken down right
away rather than to have more
children murdered.
0
To the caller who complained
about teachers being armed and
comparing the classroom to the
OK Corral he says it's not the
OK Corral. I've got news for you,
pal. It is the OK Corral.You can't
believe the violence that takes
part in some of these schools
and also on the school buses. In
Atlanta, a student shot the face
off of a driver up there. And in St.
Petersburg, the classrooms
down there, the teachers are ter-
rified.

Port Citrus
This is one more Sound Off
on the Citrus port debacle. I un-
derstand that Mr. Brad Thorpe
wants to be paid to go to New
Orleans and learn how to do his
job if he's working at the port.
And also, I understand that if the
deal goes through, he said he'd
pay for it out of his pocket, but if
the deal goes through, he wants
to be reimbursed for being paid
to learn something that he
needs to know about his job. I
would be willing to learn some-
thing for free.
*
I would venture to guess that
most of the public does not know
that for every mile you go into
the Gulf of Mexico, it gets 1 foot
deeper on average. So if your
boat goes buoy out there at 1
mile, you can actually walk


home. Doesn't sound like a re-
ally good place for a port, now
does it?
*
You printed a lot of letters for
and against the port. We do not
need, want or can't accommo-
date a port, i.e., the barge canal.
Useless money spent. For the
ruling force of Citrus County, we
are forced to do what they say.
How much should we stand for?
Even voting the port out does
not stop them. The Citrus
County boys do what they want,
when they want. We have noth-
ing to do about it. So quit worry-
ing.
*
In today's paper, Jan. 30, the
editor's note said the reason
they want a port is to create jobs.
OK, so the port is built, nothing
shipped in, nothing shipped out.
What becomes of the jobs?
What uses it, really?
0
In regards to the Port Citrus:
How much area for a turn-
around? Go visit Fort Pierce for
passage for the ships channel;
35 foot deep, turnaround at least
60 foot deep. (I) think county fa-
thers need to use some com-
mon sense and forget hiring a
private consultant and do some
observing themselves. Some
things sound good but aren't.
0
Everyone should understand
that the Suncoast Parkway ex-
tension and Port Citrus are par-
allel schemes to allowwell-to-do
people to build homes with gulf-
access boat docks on the barge
canal and to be able to commute
to metropolitan Tampa Bay by
car. We need to decide whether
Citrus County should make sac-
rifices to provide these ameni-
ties to those people.

Power plant
This is in regards to your
Crystal River nuclear plant time-
line picture and information on
the last page of today, Wednes-
day's (Feb. 6) Chronicle. What I
see in the picture is a beautiful


picture of the Crystal River coal
plant, which has nothing to do
with the nuclear power plant.
They just happen to be on the
same site.
*
On considering the power
plant options, I can't see why
Duke would have any enthusi-
asm of building a gas plant here
in Citrus County. The way that
the taxes are being ripped off on
those large amounts of money, I
just cannot believe the millions
and millions of dollars that the
county is charging that plant in
order to be in the county with all
the benefits that we have. I'm a
businessman myself and I am
being ripped off on taxes, real
estate taxes, to an extent that it's
almost hard to pay it. And the
business is down. I just can't be-
lieve that the county is using this
as an issue to raise taxes on the
people.
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Am I missing something? The
nuke plant is about to lose 600
employees because Duke is
shutting down the nuclear plant,
which has not been in operation
since 2009. If the nuke plant has
been out of service since 2009,
what have we been paying 600
employees to do for the past four
years?
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Maybe, just maybe, if the Cit-
rus County Board of Commis-
sioners had worked with Duke
Energy instead of immediately
suing them, 600 people might
not be joining the ranks of the
unemployed.
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Now that we know the fate of
the power plant, I would think
Citrus County just received its
new port site. There's already
rail, high voltage, port road away
from residential and nature-sen-
sitive areas. We're going to need
a storm-water and sewage and
treatment complex. A little engi-
neering in expanding the exist-
ing dock site, accommodating
new warehousing from rail to
water, and buy steam from the
coal plant it's ideal. Let's get
busy, people.
On the nuclear power plant:
On the nuclear power plant:


Why all the fear? This is a bless-
ing in disguise. Think of all the
hundreds of jobs for years to
come as Duke must deconstruct
this monstrosity. These will be
labor jobs, removal and trans-
port jobs, and our county and
surrounding counties have the
unemployed workforce to meet
these demands. Let's get posi-
tive about this. The tax revenue
will merely change from prop-
erty taxes to income and sales
taxes, as the unemployed will
decrease dramatically.
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Rich Nugent, the House of
Representatives in Washington,
and Charlie Dean, the state
Senate here in Florida, and Jim-
mie T Smith, the House of Rep-
resentatives in Florida, I haven't
heard one of them say anything
bad about Duke Energy doing
what they're doing not one
thing.
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It seems that everybody's
kind of freaking out that Duke
has pulled the plug on the nu-
clear power plant. That's really a
blessing. People just don't know
it. It was an unsafe situation to
start with. If that thing had of
broke down in the crack and
contaminated everything up
here, then people would have
really been crying in their soup.
Don't worry about it. You've got
solar panels. Let's put solar sys-
tems on all our buildings and
rooftops. You know, we could all
do that. We could start a new
solar system manufacturing
company
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I'm enquiring and maybe
you've got an answer. I'd like to
know how much wages are a
weekly wage for each employee
made at the Progress Energy or
Duke ..Can you please find out
and post it?
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This is in regards to Duke En-
ergy Well, the only thing I'd like
to say, it's our money It's my
money and I want it now, like the
commercial says.
0
We can make up a lot of the
revenue that we're losing from
Duke power plant by enforcing


our Florida vehicle noise laws. If
we would just start to enforce
the laws and fine the lawbreak-
ers, that would bring in a lot of
revenue to Citrus County
0
Today's headline says, "Duke
looking at natural gas." OK, we
lost revenue from Duke regard-
ing taxes owed on the Crystal
River nuclear plant. Now let's
see how well the county com-
missioners will do on getting the
new state-of-the-art natural gas
fueling plants here in Citrus
County Kiss butt if you all have
to, as Duke can do anything they
want.
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It looks like the current prop-
erty appraiser's 2008 campaign
slogan, "Tax relief now," is com-
ing true for Duke Energy. The
rest of us will see our tax bill rise,
even if they call them fees,
MSBUs or MSTUs.
0
Having consulted with Florida
Power/Florida Progress for
nearly 50 years, I know of the in-
tegrity and expertise of their fu-
tures planning people. The
information they gleaned from
the studies of the business com-
munity population shifts, etc., ri-
vals the work of McDonald's with
their research. Have you ever
seen a McDonald's franchise
fail? Neither have I. The power
company has to plan into the fu-
ture. They must know with a de-
gree of certainty where power
will be needed 10, 20 years in
advance. Florida Progress part-
nering with EDC is exciting
news. My hope is our elected of-
ficials understand what this
means to Citrus County I say ei-
ther lead, follow or just get out of
the way and let these folks work
with you.

Scott Adams
Citrus County has enough
problems without Scott Adams
being one of them. He was
elected to work with the other
county commissioners to im-
prove the quality of life in Citrus
County It's time for him to do the
job he was elected to do instead
of pushing an apparent negative
agenda.


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