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DECEMBER 28, 2013Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOL. 119 ISSUE 143 50 CITRUS COUNTYOn the fly: Morales making impact in first varsity year /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH79LOW65Mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of rain.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning SATURDAY INDEX Classifieds . . . .C8 Comics . . . . .C7 Crossword . . . .C6 Community . . . .C5 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C6 000GWK0 Unemployment benefits cease Saturday for 1.3M Mothers charged with murder Two accused in death of infantsA.B. SIDIBE Staff writerIn 2013, Citrus County unfortunately saw its share of aggravated crimes against children, but two stand out for their finality and who allegedly committed them the death of a baby and toddler at the hands of their own mothers. A grand jury indicted Chelsea Maree Huggett, 22, of Hernando, on March 23 for first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Aliyah Branum. Authorities allege she fatally harmed the toddler because the girl wouldnt stop whining. Detectives said Huggett killed Branum by shaking her, beating her head against the wall and head-butting her. Huggett had another child while in custody awaiting trial. Her next court appearance is set for Feb. 13. Huggetts parents have recently set up a foundation in the name of Aliyah to bring awareness to the circumstance around their granddaughters death and to let parents know there is help should you feel overwhelmed by parenthood. When the investigation initially began into Aliyahs death, Huggett reportedly told investigators that her boyfriend killed the little girl with bug spray. When Aliyah was transported to Citrus Memorial hospital, the attending physician reported several injuries to Aliyah, including bruising to her face, bleeding on the brain and blood draining from her ears. Investigators learned that two days prior the girl had been transported by ambulance to Citrus Memorial hospital with swollen hands. She was released that same day. Officials said the hospital PATFAHERTY Staff writerCitrus County is following the national trend when it comes to health care-associated infections (HAI) attributed to clostridium difficile. The bacteria, known as C. diff, can cause diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, belly pain and tenderness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, elderly adults who take antibiotics and also receive medical care are most at risk. And while most types of HAI are declining, infections linked to C. diff remain at historically high levels. The CDC reports the germ causes diarrhea linked to 14,000 American deaths each year. Other HAI include MRSA, surgical-site infections, catheter-associated infections and ventilatorassociated pneumonia. CDC figures show hospital stays from C. diff infections tripled in the last decade with 94 percent of C. diff infections connected to getting medical care. About 25 percent of C. diff infections first show up in hospital patients and 75 percent first show up in nursing home patients or in people recently Elderly who take antibiotics at risk for bacterial infection See DEATHS/ Page A9 Year in REVIEW President Obama supports an extension Associated PressWASHINGTON More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year. Nudging Congress along, a vacationing President Barack Obama called two senators proposing an extension to offer his support. From Hawaii, Obama pledged Friday to push Congress to move quickly next year to address the urgent economic priority, the White House said. For families dependent on cash assistance, the end of the federal governments emergency unemployment compensation will mean some difficult belt-tightening as enrollees lose their average monthly stipend of $1,166. Jobless rates could drop, but analysts say the economy may suffer with less Chelsea Huggett Associated PressRichard Mattos, 59, looks for jobs Thursday at a state-run employment center in Salem, Ore. See BENEFITS/ Page A2 Trek with daughters grabbed headlines MIKEWRIGHT Staff writerSometimes ordinary people find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Such was the case this year with Edward Peters, his wife Kari and their two daughters. Peters decision on Sept. 8 to take his children from their courtappointed guardian thrust the Inverness family onto the front pages of the newspaper for 12 straight days that ended when Peters was arrested at a rural Montana park in the early morning hours. The girls, ages 11 and 6, were unharmed. They begged their dad to stay with them even as sheriffs deputies ordered him from the SUV that authorities say Peters stole days earlier from Michigans Thumb region. Now Peters, 45, is in the Citrus County jail facing four felony charges, including one that he disabled a GPS ankle monitoring device that allowed him to flee the area with his daughters. Year in REVIEW See INFECTION/ Page A9 MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleParents, administrators and teachers from Seven Rivers Christian School had a prayer vigil for two young students from the school whose father took them from their court-appointed guardian and went on a cross-country journey. Father faces four felony charges for taking children on 12-day trip See TRIP/ Page A2

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money for consumers to spend on everything from clothes to cars. Having let the emergency program expire as part of a budget deal, its unclear if Congress has the appetite to start it anew. An estimated 1.3 million people will be cut off when the federally funded unemployment payments end Saturday. Some 214,000 Californians will lose their payments, a figure expected to rise to more than a halfmillion by June, the Labor Department said. In the last 12 months, Californians received $4.5 billion in federal jobless benefits, much if plowed back into the local economy. More than 127,000 New Yorkers also will be cut off this weekend. In New Jersey, 11th among states in population, 90,000 people will immediately lose out. Started under President George W. Bush, the benefits were designed as a cushion for the millions of U.S. citizens who lost their jobs in a recession and failed to find new ones while receiving state jobless benefits, which in most states expire after six months. Another 1.9 million people across the country are expected to exhaust their state benefits before the end of June. But Obama has no quick fix. He hailed this months two-year budget agreement as a breakthrough of bipartisan cooperation while his administration works with Democratic allies in the House and Senate to revive an extension of jobless benefits for those unemployed more than six months. The Obama administration says those payments have kept 11.4 million people out of poverty and benefited almost 17 million children. The cost since 2008 has totaled $225 billion. At the depth of the recession, laid off workers could qualify for up to 99 weeks of benefits, including the initial 26 weeks provided by states. The most recent extension allowed a total of up to 73 weeks, depending on the state. Restoring up to 47 extra weeks of benefits through 2014 would cost $19 billion, according to the Congressional Budget office. House Democrats led by Reps. Sander Levin of Michigan and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland sought to include an extension through March by offsetting the costs with potential farm bill savings. They were rebuffed. Senate Democrats and some Republicans plan another push in 2014. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have introduced a bill offering a similar three-month extension, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, DNev., has promised to bring it up. But as with much in Congress, an extension is no sure thing. In phone calls on Friday, Obama told Reed and Heller he was glad they were working together to address the problem. It defies economic sense, precedent and our values, Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling said in a statement. House Speaker John Boehner spoke with Obama about an extension earlier this month. Boehner and said his caucus would consider the possibility as long as its paid for and as long as there are other efforts that will help get our economy moving once again. He said the White House has yet to introduce a plan that meets his standards. For other Republicans, the bar is higher. Many of them look at signs of economic growth and an unemployment rate now down to 7 percent as evidence the additional weeks of benefits are no longer necessary. The effect of jobless benefits on the unemployment rates has been fiercely debated for decades. To qualify, people have to be seeking work. Tea partiers such as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky argue that the payments aggravate rather than relieve unemployment. DUI arrest Luke Shell, 24, of East Irene Street, Inverness, at 6:42p.m. Dec.21 on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license, and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. According to his arrest affidavit, Shell is accused of hitting two mailboxes, then driving away. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. He refused to submit to tests of his blood alcohol level. Bond $900.Domestic battery arrests Zachary Price, 28, of Dunnellon, at 12:20p.m. Dec.20 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Jamaal Fowler, 24, of Dunnellon, at 1:21p.m. Dec.21 on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. No bond. David Smith, 72, of Inglis, at 9:21p.m. Dec.21 on a misdemeanor charge of violating an injunction against domestic violence. Smith also faces a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Bond $1,500. Stephen Clarke, 40, of The Villages, at 12:41a.m. Dec.22 on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and resisting an officer without violence. No bond. Katrina Clinton, 36, of Inverness, at 1:18p.m. Dec.22 on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. She was also charged with a misdemeanor failure to appear. No bond. Justin Courteau, 25, of Crystal River, at 12:43a.m. Dec.23 on an active warrant for violating of an injunction against domestic violence. No bond.Other arrests George Keen, 67, of West Oaklawn Street, Homosassa, at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 26 on an active warrant for driving under the influence with serious bodily injury. Bond $30,000. Jason Wiley, 33, of North Adams Street, Beverly Hills, at 10:58 a.m. Dec. 26 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was denied. Casey Waldron, 21, of West Waldron Court, Dunnellon, at 11:11 a.m. Dec. 26 on a felony charge of aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon. He was also charged with felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of criminal mischief. Bond was denied. James Stokes, 26 of South Lee Street, Beverly Hills, at 4:41 p.m. Dec. 26 on a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. He also faces misdemeanor charges of attaching a tag to a vehicle not assigned and no motor vehicle registration. According to his arrest affidavit, Stokes is accused of attaching a tag from a totaled vehicle to an unregistered vehicle. During his traffic stop, deputies located a hypodermic needle and a spoon with burn marks and residue on it. Bond $1,500. Amanda Santana, 35, of South Adams Street, Beverly Hills, at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 27 on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. According to her arrest affidavit, Santana is accused of hitting the victims garage with her vehicle and kicking his screen door. Bond $500. Scott Powell, 18, of West Village Drive, Homosassa, at 12:43p.m. Dec.19 on a misdemeanor charge of battery. According to his arrest affidavit, Powell is accused of holding down a juvenile victim against their will on a Crystal River High School bus. Bond $500. James Copeland, 42, of Crystal River, at 9:39a.m. Dec.20 on a felony charge of child abuse with infliction of physical or mental injury. Bond $5,000. Cierra Gillard, 23, of South Lone Oaks Drive, Leesburg, at 8:33p.m. Dec.20 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Gillard is accused of shoplifting numerous items, valued at 1,999.04, from the Inverness Walmart. She was also arrested on an active Marion County warrant for grand theft. Bond $4,000. Noel Lamercie, 29, of Lee Street, Wildwood, at 8:33p.m. Dec.20 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Lamercie is accused of shoplifting various items, valued at $738.34, from the Inverness Walmart. Bond $2,000. Jacqueline Bilodeau, 49, of West Lorraine Drive, Citrus Springs, at 9:02a.m. Dec.21 on an active warrant for five counts of failing to require a minor child to attend school. Bond $1,250. Todd Maggio, 32, of Cattail Lane, Yankeetown, at 4:25p.m. Dec.21 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Maggio is accused of shoplifting 11 electronic items, valued at $607.31, from the Lecanto Walmart. Bond $2,000. Karen Ingalls, 45, of Cattail Lane, Yankeetown, at 4:25p.m. Dec.21 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Ingalls is accused of shoplifting 45 clothing items, valued at $527.18, from the Lecanto Walmart. Bond $2,000. BrittanyIsbell, 20, of East Chaparral Lane, Hernando, at 8:57p.m. Dec.21 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. Bond $250. Edward Kenneally III, 25, of South Greengate Point, Homosassa, at 9:33a.m. Dec.22 on a felony charge of arson to a structure. According to his arrest affidavit, Kenneally is accused of throwing a lit match, followed by a book of matches, into a vehicle, parked in a shed. Firemen responded to the scene and extinguished the flames. Bond $3,000. Christopher Sterling, 21, of Floral City, at 9:08p.m. Dec.22 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from original charges of trafficking in stolen property and false information to a pawn broker. Bond was denied. Jarrett Soper, 32, of Southeast Vicki Street, Inglis, at 8:45p.m. Dec.22 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from original charges of kidnapping, robbery with a deadly weapon and grand theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Soper was transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility from the Alachua County Jail. Bond was denied. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeBurglaries A residential burglary was reported at 9:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the 7000 block of N. Paradise Point, Hernando. A commercial burglary was reported at 9:29 a.m. Dec. 26 in the 2000 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 8:14 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 6800 block of W. Ottas Court, Crystal River. A residential burglary was reported at 8:18 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1100 block of W. Cairo Drive, Dunnellon.Thefts A grand theft was reported at 8:21 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the 11400 block of W. Riverhaven Drive, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 8:56 a.m. Dec. 26 in the 5600 block of S. Withlapopka Drive, Floral City. A petit theft was reported at 5:12 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 6400 block of E. Anna Jo Drive, Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 5:19 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 6500 block of S. Tropicana Ave., Lecanto. A petit theft was reported at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 7900 block of N. Flame Vine Way, Crystal River.Vandalisms A vandalism was reported at 8:11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the 1200 block of W. Main St., Inverness. A vandalism was reported at 10:07 a.m. Dec. 26 in the 1500 block of N. Paulette Terrace, Inverness. A vandalism was reported at 11:02 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 500 block of S. Jackson St., Beverly Hills. A2SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL/NATION Alistair Co, MD Alex Villacastin, MD Catherine Sembrano-Navarro, MD Maria Villacastin, ARNP Shiela Villacastin, ARNP Alexander Villacastin, ARNP Lawrence Stawkowski PA 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y 000gu6i Inverness 3733 E Gulf to Lake Hwy 341-5520 Homosassa 7991 S Suncoast Blvd 382-8282 Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS The Savings Are Yours Because The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! The Factory Is Ours! B LIND S 1657 W. 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On Sept. 8, the girls were staying with their grandfather Karis father to whom a judge had given temporary guardianship. Both parents were allowed six hours a week of unsupervised visitation. Peters wore the GPS monitor as the result of an arrest in August on charges that he violated an injunction for protection and the court-ordered child custody. He showed up at his father-in-laws house that Sunday morning to take the children to church. Kari Peters walked out the front door with the girls, saw her husband, and motioned for him to leave. Instead, he pulled his Jeep Liberty into the driveway and told his daughters to climb in, which they did willingly. Peters then took off. He told family and friends he intended to take the girls to church but decided to just drive after a sheriffs deputy called him, telling him to return. Deputies searched for Peters but did not pursue him because he was allowed six hours of visitation. They were alerted nearly four hours later that Peters was dislodging the GPS device, which a Hernando County sheriffs deputy found along Interstate 75. The sheriffs office issued a statement asking the public to be on the lookout for Peters and the girls. State authorities would not issue an Amber Alert because Keri Peters repeatedly told sheriffs investigators she did not think her husband would harm the girls. Kari pleaded for the girls return on her Facebook page. Parents and teachers participated in a prayer vigil one morning at Seven Rivers Christian School, where the girls attend school. Peters Jeep was found a week later in Sanilac County, Mich., about 90 miles northeast of Detroit. The Jeep, which had broken down, was found in a small state park near Cass City, a rural area of the states Thumb region. Authorities said Peters stole an Oldsmobile Bravada and they thought he could be headed with the girls to Minnesota or Canada. On Sept. 18, a gas station surveillance camera in Montana caught Peters driving off without paying for gas. Sheriffs deputies in Sweet Grass County, Mont., spotted the SUV in a remote state park and arrested Peters without incident around 2:30 a.m. Mountain Time Sept. 19. Kari Peters and a group of friends flew to Montana to retrieve the children. Peters at first fought extradition, but then was returned to Florida in early November to face charges. He is not expected to be charged in the Michigan stolen vehicle case. Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki said the owners had not retrieved their SUV from Montana. Peters Jeep is still in a wrecker service impound lot in Sanilac County. The company owner told a reporter in November he will probably ask a judge to transfer title to him so that he can sell the car.Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. TRIPContinued from Page A1 Edward Petersfacing four felony charges. 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PATFAHERTY Staff writerA couple of county firefighters are heroes to an 8-year-old boy after recovering his prized Christmas present. According to Hope Joshua, the boys mother, she was flying her sons radio-controlled helicopter on Christmas Day when the toy aircraft got away from her. I really didnt know how to fly it and did not know it would go that high, said Joshua. It kept going up and up and the next thing you know it was in a tree. He ran in the house crying, I felt really bad. Her son Dylan Jackson is a third-grader at Citrus Springs Elementary School and the radiocontrolled helicopter was his biggest Christmas gift. He was upset, so I called the volunteer fire department to see if they could come out and get it down, she said. Lt. Anthony Seguin and firefighter Lane Kersey responded from the DeRosa Fire Station with a tanker. But the aircraft was stuck too high up in the tree, so they used a blast of water to knock it free. He was so happy, my son was excited getting his best present back, she said. They were very nice. It was a great thing they did. I just really want to thank the fire department for helping us out. They took time from their schedule to help out an 8-year-old and save his Christmas present, Joshua said. I didnt think they did any small jobs. She said after the water blast, the aircraft didnt work anymore so they had to get a replacement. The Citrus County Sheriff Office confirmed the toy-saving rescue through its Twitter feed on Friday.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. Around theSTATE Citrus County Central Democrats set meetingThe Central Citrus Democratic Club will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Central Ridge Library, at the corner of Forest Ridge Boulevard and Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend. The speaker will be attorney Glen C. Abbott, who will discuss legal issues surrounding wills and probate. For more information, emailcentralcitrus democrats@gmail.com.Trees accepted at county landfillEligible Citrus County residents may recycle natural, live Christmas trees at the Citrus County Central Landfill, free of charge during the months of December and January only. Trees must be cleaned of all decorations, lights and artificial snow. Artificial trees brought to the landfill for disposal will be charged standard solid waste/trash rates. For more information about landfill hours, call 352527-7670 during weekday office hours or go to the countys website at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us. Click on Departments, then Public Works, then Solid Waste.Duke speakers availableDuke Energy has launched a Florida Speakers Bureau to help customers better understand Floridas energy issues as well as provide tips to help customers use energy more wisely and reduce costs. The presentation provides details of the companys plan for a sustainable energy future and includes an overview of energy generation. It also provides energyefficiency tips and tools to help consumers save power and money. The presentation is designed for all audiences from small groups to large events. To learn more about it or to request a speaker, visit www.duke-energy.com/ florida-speakers. TallahasseeState geologists mapping sinkholesState geologists already have been to 30 sites and mapped about 50 sinkholes as they begin to plumb the depth of the states vulnerability to ground collapse. The Tampa Tribune reported that Florida received a $1.08 million federal grant for a three-year statewide study, starting last month with a pilot study in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. The result will be a detailed, multi-layered map that shows where sinkholes are most likely to form, but doesnt predict where and when individual sinkholes will occur.BradentonFormer police captain gets lifeA former Bradenton police captain has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife. A Manatee County judge sentenced 69-year-old Thomas Fleming on Thursday. He was convicted earlier this month of second-degree murder with a firearm. Authorities said Fleming shot his wife Claire at their Bradenton home in October 2012. Fleming testified during his trial that he had only intended to commit suicide in front of his wife but then turned the gun on her in a fit of rage. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Firefighters rescue Christmas gift Photo submittedA happy Dylan Jackson, 8, holds his toy helicopter after it was rescued from a tree by Lt. Anthony Seguin and firefighter Lane Kersey from the DeRosa Fire Station. They used a blast of water to knock the boys Christmas present loose. ERYNWORTHINGTON Staff writerFLORAL CITYACitrus High School and Academy of Environmental Science graduate has been awarded the William T. Hornaday Conservation Medal. On Nov. 21, the executive board of the Gulf Ridge Council recognized Eagle Scout Nathan Lovestrand, from Boy Scout Troop 415, with the highest conservation award achievable in Boy Scouts of America. The William T. Hornaday Conservation Medal encourages Scouts to learn about natural resource conservation and the environment. It also teaches sound stewardship of the natural resources and the environment and recognizes those who are outstanding in the field. You have to complete a minimum of four projects in four different areas of conservation that are the equivalent of Eagle Scout projects, Lovestrand said. Lovestrand is the third recipient from the state of Florida and 119th nationally since its inception in 1917. I set a goal to earn this award in October 2007 after reading an article in a scouting magazine written in honor of another Eagle Scout who earned it, Lovestrand said. He has been working for six years toward his goal and completed five conservation projects only four projects were required leading 67 volunteers in nearly 1,400 service hours. My dad works with FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) and does a lot of environmental work, Lovestrand said. I also enjoy being out in the woods. I know that if we do not take steps to keep our environment sustained and healthy that it will all die away. That would be really bad for the ecosystem and everything. His five projects culminated in providing research used to control exotic plants, exotic plant removal from more than 100 acres of natural area, a recycling network of bins to collect monofilament line with its collection and return and housing for more than 6,000 bats and their young, said Lovestrands mother, Shannon Lovestrand. Mark Rose, vice president of Busch Gardens and a member of the National Hornaday Awards committee, congratulated Lovestrand on his perfect score of 100 from all five judges. Shannon Lovestrand also said that nationally, approximately 60,000 boys earned the rank of Eagle in 2013, but only three earned the Silver William T. Hornaday Conservation Medal. I believe that the efforts required to complete this award have shaped me into a better person, Lovestrand said. I understand the importance of the community and the difference one individual can make to better our world. But these projects did not stop with me. They also taught members of my troop, my classmates, and numerous others what it means to set a goal, work hard toward its completion, and leave a legacy. He is now attending PascoHernando Community College and plans a career as an FWC officer.Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at 352-5635660, Ext. 1334, or eworthington @chronicleonline.com. Special to the ChronicleNathan Lovestrand was recently awarded the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal for Conservation from the National Boy Scouts of America. The award recognizes Scouts who undertake and complete exceptional conservation projects. Lovestrand is the third recipient from the state of Florida since its inception in 1917. Local Eagle Scout receives highest conservation award A Day of Service to recognize MLK Special to the ChronicleThe Nature Coast Volunteer Center, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the Board of County Commissioners will present a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects will be held Monday, Jan. 20, and Citrus County residents are invited to participate in honor of Dr. Kings legacy. Local residents are urged to join thousands of Americans across the country in making the holiday A Day On, Not A Day Off by serving others. Martin Luther King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all and voiced that everyone has a role to play making America what it ought to be. Day of Service organizers are encouraging residents to gather friends, neighbors, church groups, clubs and civic organizations to join in supporting the projects by registering to volunteer. Join project participants from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 20, at Floral City Park, 9530 South Parkside Avenue, Floral City, for a cleanup day; or, from 9 a.m. to noon to create valentines for veterans at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. There will be a light breakfast for all participants and commemorative T-shirts for the first 25 registered volunteers at each event. For more information or to register for the event, please contact the Nature Coast Volunteer Center at 352-249-1275; or email ncvc@bocc.citrus.fl.us. Registration forms may also be found at www. naturecoastvolunteer center.org. Please print, complete and send the form back to the Nature Coast Volunteer Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Key No. 4, Lecanto, FL 34461. DAY OF SERVICE WHY: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. WHEN: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. INFO: Phone 352249-1275; or email ncvc@bocc. citrus.fl.us.

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Birthday Be true to your heart in the coming months. If you aim high, you will strive to be your best. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This will be an emotional period when secrets will surface. Avoid allowing impulsive reactions to ruin your plans. Talk matters over until you find a way to proceed. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Inviting friends over will lead to a closer bond with the people who are most important to you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Youll have an innovative concept that may lead to prosperity. Examine your options and make time to gather what you will require to proceed. Aries (March 21-April 19) Domestic issues will shake your confidence. Have a night out and make new friends. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Plan to travel or meet up with someone special. Examining family history will provide insight into the lifestyle you desire. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If youre thinking of someone from your past, you should make contact with him or her. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Taking challenges in stride will enhance your reputation and improve your self-esteem, paving the way for you to pursue new endeavors. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Dont be evasive about your feelings. Clear the air so that you can make changes and move in a better direction. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Make an effort to help others. You will impress someone you want to get to know better. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Search for insights that will help you make a decision about your professional future or geographical location. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Learn through experience. Travel and research will help you make a decision. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Prepare for the upcoming year. Changing your direction or appearance may lead to new partnerships and opportunities.TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Saturday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2013. There are three days left in the year. Todays Highlights in History: On Dec. 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Alexander Solzhenitsyn published The Gulag Archipelago, an expose of the Soviet prison system. On this date: In 1612, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. In 1846, Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union. In 1879, a section of the Tay Bridge in Dundee, Scotland, collapsed as a train was traveling over it, sending an estimated 75 people to their deaths in the river below. In 1945, Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1961, the Tennessee Williams play Night of the Iguana opened on Broadway. In 1972, Kim Il Sung, the premier of North Korea, was named the countrys president under a new constitution. Ten years ago: Libya, for the first time, allowed U.N. nuclear officials to inspect four sites related to its nuclear weapons program. Five years ago: The Detroit Lions completed an awful 0-16 season the NFLs worst ever with a 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. One year ago: Russias President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Todays Birthdays: Comic book creator Stan Lee is 91. Actress Dame Maggie Smith is 79. Actor Denzel Washington is 59. Comedian Seth Meyers is 40. Actor Joe Manganiello (TV: True Blood) is 37. Actress Vanessa Ferlito (TV: Graceland) is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer John Legend is 35. Pop singer David Archuleta (TV: American Idol) is 23. Thought for Today: Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian statesman (1889-1964). 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Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community ENTERTAINMENT Pauley, Gumbel to reunite on TodayLOS ANGELES The Today show is ending the year on a nostalgic note. NBC says that former Today anchors Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel will join Matt Lauer for Mondays show. Gumbel left the morning program in 1997 after 15 years, and Pauley exited in 1989 after a 13-year tenure. They were co-anchors for seven years. Pauley isnt a stranger to Today: She returns each month for a segment that looks at Americans older than 50 who start new careers.Action star Jet Li treated for thyroidHONG KONG Jet Li said hes being treated for an overactive thyroid, but hes determined to fight the condition head-on. The Chinese action star known for his kung fu skills discussed his diagnosis during the taping of a talent show hes judging in China. In Tuesdays taping, the 50-year-old Li appeared to have a fuller face and heavier frame. He joked about his weight gain and said Im fat, I dont have the time to lose it. Its a fact! He explained that exercise is not advised with the medication hes taking. An overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, causes changes in a persons metabolism and heart rate, among other symptoms. Li catapulted to fame in the s with the Once Upon a Time in China films.Oscar nominations voting startsLOS ANGELES Oscar voters, start your ballots. Voting begins Friday for 2014s Academy Awards nominees. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots for their favorite film work from the past year until Jan. 8, 2014. The academy is offering electronic voting for the second consecutive year. It announced last week that 289 feature films are eligible for best-picture consideration. Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 16. Ellen DeGeneres will host the ceremony when the Oscars are presented on March 2.Going behind the music in BransonST. LOUIS Documentary filmmakers A.J. Schnack and David Wilson knew it would be easy to make fun of Branson, middle Americas flag-waving, familyfriendly celebration of musical variety shows and early-bird dinner specials. The Midwest natives felt a stronger obligation to dig beneath the surface and portray local performers and town leaders as more than aw-shucks Ozark hillbillies. The result is We Always Lie to Strangers, a new film that tells a more nuanced story of how the southwest Missouri resort is dealing with the aftermath of an economic recession, an aging audience and performance troupes whose gay cast members live a version of dont ask, dont tell among their conservative Christian neighbors. The documentary will be distributed nationally in 2014. It kicked off the annual St. Louis International Film Festival in November. From wire reports Associated PressFormer NBC Today show co-hosts Jane Pauley, left, and Bryant Gumbel, during the morning shows 50th anniversary Jan. 14, 2002, in New York. NBC says that Pauley and Gumbel will join Matt Lauer for Mondays show on Dec. 30. They anchored the show together for seven years. A4SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 000GT1P in Todays Citrus County Chronicle LEGAL NOTICES Bid Notices C10 Jet Li

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Associated PressSYDNEY A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzards whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship wasnt in danger of sinking, and there were ample supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, but the vessel couldnt move. Maritime authorities received the ships distress signal on Wednesday and sent three icebreakers to assist. By Friday afternoon, Chinas Snow Dragon had made it as far as the edge of the sea ice surrounding the ship, 12 miles away, but still faced the tough task of getting through the dense pack ice to the paralyzed vessel. The Snow Dragon was hoping to reach the ship by Friday evening, but changing weather conditions and the thickness of the ice could slow its progress, said Andrea Hayward-Maher, spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue. Expedition leader Chris Turney said it may take the Snow Dragon until Saturday to break through. Were all just on tenterhooks at the moment, waiting to find out how long it will take, Turney said by satellite phone. Morale is really good. The scientific team on board the vessel which left New Zealand on Nov. 28 had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawsons century-old voyage to Antarctica when it became trapped. They plan to continue their expedition after they are freed, Turney said. Passengers and crew have had to contend with blizzard conditions, including winds up to 40 miles per hour, but the weather had calmed considerably by Friday, Turney said. The blizzard we had yesterday was quite extraordinary its not nice when you can feel the ship shaking, he said. Despite the interruption to the expedition, the scientists have continued their research while stuck, counting birds in the area and drilling through the ice surrounding the ship to photograph sea life. John Carlock, 84INVERNESSJohn L. Carlock, 84, Inverness, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at New Horizons. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.Thelma Cotner, 85FORMERLY OF CRYSTAL RIVERThelma R. Cotner, 85, formerly of Crystal River, passed away Dec. 26, 2013, in Medina, Ohio. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Uhrichsville, Ohio, to the late Ernesto and Rosa Varalli. Thelma is survived by her beloved children, Joe (Kathy), Von (Chris), Vince (Jennifer) Zeigler; cherished grandchildren, Jeff, Jennifer, Cari Ann, Andrew, Kate, Melissa, Joe and Nick; seven greatgrandchildren; and sister, Joanne Cronizer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Zeigler; second husband, Wilbur Cotner; siblings, Reno Varalli and Dora Grant; as well as her parents. A memorial service will be held for Thelma at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio 44256. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Thelmas honor to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.waite funeralhome.com. Nelle Raisor, 98FLORAL CITYNelle Raisor (nee Youngblood),of Floral City, died Dec. 25, 2013, at home under the loving care of her extended family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs. Raisor was born April 5, 1915, in Armuchee, Ga., to the late Robert and Rosa (Barbour) Youngblood and moved here in 1970 from Lexington, Ky. She was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church and wife of the late Charles Raisor, who died June 6, 2005. They were married 43 years before his death. Survivors include her nephews and nieces, Phillip, Earlton and Toni Youngblood; as well as her extended family and caregivers. Funeral services will be at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec 30, with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. Interment will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Visitation will be at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus County. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Thomas Martin, 82HOMOSASSAThomas A. Martin, 82, of Homosassa, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements by Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness, Fla.James Whitty Jr., 56FLORAL CITYJames F. Whitty Jr., 56, Floral City, died suddenly at home on Dec. 25, 2013. Jim was born in Rockaway, N.Y. on Dec. 12, 1957, to the late James and Elizabeth Whitty Sr., and moved to Citrus County in 1981 after serving our country in the U.S. Marines for four years. He was employed in the construction industry. Surviving are his wife, Susan Stokes Whitty, Floral City; his twin brothers, Kevin and Kenneth Whitty; and devoted mother-in-law, Jackie Stokes. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Jeffrey Pollack, 54FILM DIRECTORHERMOSA BEACH, Calif. A producer of TVs The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and writerdirector of Above the Rim has died. Police said Jeffrey Ian Pollack was found collapsed early Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area of Hermosa Beach, about 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Pollack was 54. Authorities said Thursday they do not suspect foul play. Pollack was wearing jogging clothes and carrying an iPod when a passer-by discovered him and contacted police. Pollack produced several seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as well as a Jennifer Lopez concert documentary. Besides Above the Rim, Pollack directed the films Booty Call and Lost & Found.A6SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE Closing time for placing ad is 4 business days prior to run date. There are advanced deadlines for holidays. To Place Your In Memory ad, 000GTX2 Contact Anne Farrior 564-2931 776 N. Enterprise Pt., Lecanto 746-7830 000GW0N Visit our Showroom Next to Stokes Flea Market on Hwy. 44 www.cashcarpetandtile.com Visit Our New Website For Great Specials Wood Laminate Tile Carpet Vinyl Area Rugs 000GSNS 355 NE 10th Avenue Crystal River, FL 34429 352-228-4967 www.cremationcenterofthenaturecoast.com 1901 SE H WY 19 C RYSTAL R IVER 352-795-2678 Your Trusted Family-Owned Funeral Home for over 50 Years trickland S Funeral Home and Crematory www.stricklandfuneralhome.com 000GRX8 Funeral Directors C. Lyman Strickland & Tom L. Pace 000GR6J Serving all of Citrus County (352) 726-2271 www.HooperFuneralHome.com Serving all your cremation needs. 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Deaths ELSEWHERE OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. Email obits@ chronicle online.com or fax 352-563-3280. Phone 352-563-5660. From wire reports Utility linemen brave cold and ice to restore power Associated PressDETROIT When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldnt be spending Christmas at home with his family. Nobody had to call. I heard it on the top of my roof, Carone said. The 52-year-old lineman for Detroit-based DTE Energy is one of the thousands of electrical workers who have put in double shifts trying to restore power to more than a half-million homes and businesses. Outages stretched from the Great Plains to Maine and into eastern Canada. My power went out the same time as everybody elses, Carone said of the power to his Lapeer home, north of Detroit. It was about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, while he was on the phone with his utilitys area leader. He walked out the door a half-hour later and has been working 16 hours a day ever since. The storm has been blamed for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Five people apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning tied to using generators. Michigan bore the brunt of the storm as nearly 600,000 homes and businesses lost power, and as of Friday morning, about 64,000 customers remained in the dark. Maine reported almost 12,000 outages and in eastern Canada, nearly 62,000 still hadnt had their power restored, including 33,000 in Toronto. It could have been worse, said Paul Graham, a lineman supervisor from Massachusetts whose crew was helping out in Gardiner, Maine. If it was a little more ice, poles would have been broken, Graham said. Things would be on the ground. ... If there was another quarter of an inch or a half-inch of ice, people wouldve been out for a long, long, long time. But Im sure no one is thinking theyre lucky, right? Many families affected by the outages sought refuge with relatives or hunkered down with generatorpowered space heaters and fireplaces to keep warm. Utility officials say it could be days before power is restored to everyone. The linemen face a dangerous and physical task, below-freezing temperatures aside. Ice can weigh down power lines so much that they break, or tree branches can fall and take the lines with them. So, the linemen must clear some debris, if needed, and then shimmy up slick utility poles to restring lines using belts and spiked boots. You have to take your time. You have to watch what youre doing, said Carone, who was working in Columbiaville on Thursday. Its not a good feeling, climbing up an icy pole. A lineman fell Tuesday from a ladder in Lansing, suffering broken ribs and a shoulder injury. It underscores the inherent dangers that linemen face in restoration efforts in a storm like this, Lansings Board of Water & Light spokesman Stephen Serkaian said. Consumers Energy lineman Jeff Morrall has traveled throughout west Michigan in the last week, braving the elements. It was miserable. Friday night it was the freezing rain coming in, Morrall said. You look up and you can barely see out of your safety glasses. When we were working Sunday in Muskegon, you could see the branches breaking. You hear a big old crash, thinking I hope these branches dont break over our heads. Morrall, 51, was able to spend time Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with his family in Muskegon. Other than that, its mostly been hotel and motel rooms. Our families pretty much understand thats our job to go out and get the lights on. ... Its almost like being a fireman. Youre there for public service. Consumers Energy had about 2,500 employees, contractors and workers from outside Michigan in the field. DTE Energy has about 1,500 focused on restoration efforts. But in a twist of holiday spirit, Morrall said his crews morale was lifted Wednesday by grateful homeowners who had been using generators for heat, light and cooking. There were no restaurants open anywhere, he said. We had just put the power on to this neighborhood and these people brought over plates of food with turkey, ham, green bean casserole. We did get a Christmas dinner. Icebound ship in Antarctica edges closer to rescue Associated PressCory Bean works atop a utility pole to repair a power line, Thursday in East Lansing, Mich. Bean is part of a crew from utility service company T&D Solutions out of Kentucky brought in to assist Consumers Energy with restoring power in Michigan after an ice storm. Bean has been working in Michigan since Sunday. Associated PressThe Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia on Friday.

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Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative issue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yie ld not shown. r Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t Paid in stock, approximate cash value on ex-distribution date. PE Footnotes: q Stock is a closed-end fund no P/E ratio shown. cc P/E exceeds 99. dd Loss in last 12 months. The drugmaker said its buying 31 generic drugs from Teva Pharmaceuticals in a very significant expansion of its portfolio. After watching shares more than double since its initial public offering, Macquarie Capital downgraded the social media company. The parent company of Cessna Aircraft will buy Beechcraft for $1.4 billion after its recent exit from bankruptcy protection. The automaker and its main Chinese partner will recall almost 1.5 million cars to replace a fuel pump bracket that could crack. The carrier was one of the biggest losers in the S&P 500 after a computer glitch enabled travelers to score extreme bargains. Major stock indexes ended lower on Friday amid light trading. Most of Wall Street remains on vacation for the Christmas and New Years holidays. The market took notice of an analyst report downgrading Twitters stock to the equivalent of a sell. 20 25 30 $35 D ON Delta Air LinesDAL Close: $27.03 -0.85 or -3.0% $11.46$29.44 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 10.0m (0.8x avg.) $23.13 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 11.2 0.9% 30 35 40 $45 D ON General MotorsGM Close: $40.94 -0.58 or -1.4% $26.19$41.85 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 10.0m (0.5x avg.) $56.86 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 13.8 ... 25 30 35 $40 D ON TextronTXT Close: $36.61 0.41 or 1.1% $23.90$37.43 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 3.8m (1.6x avg.) $10.29 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 22.2 0.2% 20 40 60 $80 D ON TwitterTWTR Close: $63.75 -9.56 or -13.0% $38.80$74.73 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 60.0m (5.9x avg.) $34.72 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 5 10 15 $20 D ON ANI PharmaceuticalsANIP Close: $19.89 2.77 or 16.2% $4.80$23.00 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 658.9k (9.8x avg.) $188.56 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3 percent Friday. Yields affect rates on mortgages and other consumer loans.NET 1YR TREASURIES YEST PVS CHG AGO 3.25 3.25 3.25 .13 .13 .13 PRIME RATE FED FUNDS 3-month T-bill.060.06....07 6-month T-bill.080.08....11 52-wk T-bill.110.11....14 2-year T-note.400.41-0.01.26 5-year T-note1.741.74....74 10-year T-note3.002.99+0.011.74 30-year T-bond3.943.92+0.022.91 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.753.73+0.022.48 Bond Buyer Muni Idx5.145.13+0.014.11 Barclays USAggregate2.502.50...1.77 Barclays US High Yield5.665.66...6.12 Moodys AAACorp Idx4.594.57+0.023.68 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.891.89....98 Barclays US Corp3.283.28...2.73 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of oil rose on Friday amid growing optimism that the U.S. economic recovery will stoke greater energy demand. Palladium led gains among metals. 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Interestrates 000H0HT Stocks end day mostly flat in quiet trading Associated PressNEW YORK Wall Streets six-day rally stalled out on Friday as stocks ended the day mostly flat in quiet trading. Bond yields continued to rise. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed above the 3 percent mark. The yield hasnt consistently traded above that level since July 2011. The increase will translate into higher interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans. Energy stocks were among the biggest gainers after oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel for the first time since October. Offshore oil drilling companies Transocean and Diamond Offshore each rose about 1.5 percent. Oil giant ExxonMobil climbed 1 percent. Sprint jumped 83 cents, or 8 percent, to $10.79 following news reports that Japans Softbank, which owns Sprint, may use the company as a vehicle to purchase wireless competitor T-Mobile. Most of Wall Street remains on vacation. Trading volume has been very low this week. Only 2 billion shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, about 40 percent below the recent average. There were no major economic reports or corporate earnings Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 1.47 points, or 0.01 percent, to 16,478.41. The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 0.62 point, or 0.03 percent, to 1,841.40 and the Nasdaq composite was down 10.59 points, or 0.3 percent, at 4,156.59. Associated PressTrader John Liotti, left, and specialist Donald Civitanova work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hollywood struggles against new film meccas LOS ANGELES In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is spreading across the globe to places like Vancouver, London and Wellington, New Zealand. Fueled by politicians doling out generous tax breaks, filmmaking talent is migrating to where the money is. The result is an incentives arms race that pits California against governments around the world and allows powerful studios with hundreds of millions of dollars at their disposal to cherry-pick the best deals. The most recent iteration of the phenomenon came earlier this month when James Cameron announced plans to shoot and produce the next three Avatar sequels largely in New Zealand. What Cameron gets out of the deal is a 25 percent rebate on production costs, as long as his company spends at least $413 million on the three films. Target says customers encrypted PINs were stolenATLANTA Target said Friday that debitcard PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month. The company said the stolen personal identification numbers, which customers type into keypads to make secure transactions, were encrypted and that this strongly reduces risk to customers. In addition to the encrypted PINs, customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on back of the cards were stolen from about 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Security experts said its the second-largest theft of card accounts in U.S. history, surpassed only by a scam that began in 2005 involving retailer TJX Cos. Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan said Friday that the PINs for the affected cards are vulnerable and people should change their codes since such data has been decrypted, or unlocked, before.GE study: No need to expand Hudson River cleanupALBANY, N.Y. General Electric Co. said Friday a study requested by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows no need for it to voluntarily expand dredging already underway in a portion of the upper Hudson River contaminated with PCBs. GE said the scientific and legal analysis shows wildlife in the area is healthy, and any concern about the company getting hit with future liabilities for environmental damage is speculative. DiNapoli had asked for the review in a shareholder resolution as trustee of the state pension system. He withdrew the resolution after Fairfield, Conn.-based GE agreed to the study earlier this year. Environmentalists have long been pressing for additional dredging of contaminated sections outside the current Superfund cleanup site north of Albany.CEO of Hyundais North America operations resignsJohn Krafcik, the president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, is stepping down next week after five years at the helm, the company announced Friday. He will be replaced by David Zuchowski, the current executive vice president of sales who joined the company in February 2007. When Krafcik became CEO of American operations in 2008, the South Korean automakers cars were ugly and often broke down. During his tenure, he pushed through quality, style and fuel efficiency improvements to help drive up sales. Hyundai Sonata midsize cars and Elantra compacts became top sellers and multiple models garnered the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetys Top Safety Pick designation. Hyundai had already started to change before Krafcik arrived, offering a 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty with its cars. But the transformation from joke to juggernaut accelerated under his watch. GM to recall 1.5M cars in China to replace bracketBEIJING General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner will recall almost 1.5 million cars to replace a bracket that secures a fuel pump, Chinas product quality agency said Friday. The agency said the recall affects 1.2 million Buick Excelles made from 2006 through part of 2012 and 250,000 Chevrolet Sails produced between April 2009 and October 2011 and some made last year. The bracket to be replaced might crack and in extreme cases cause a fuel leak, the Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement. The recall is GMs second this year in China. In May, the government announced a recall of 2,653 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles to adjust nuts on wheels that said might loosen due to torque.Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year LOS ANGELES Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline. With the current domestic box-office tally nearly 1 percent ahead of last year at this time, 2013 could surpass 2012's overall haul of $10.8 billion by more than $100 million, according to box-office tracker Rentrak. Apple CEOs compensation rises slightly to $4.3MCUPERTINO, Calif. Apple CEO Timothy Cook received a compensation package valued at nearly $4.3 million this year, up slightly from 2012. Cooks pay for fiscal 2013, which ended in September, consisted of $1.4 million in salary and a bonus of $2.8 million, according to a regulatory filing Friday. Cooks compensation also includes $52,721 in company contributions to his 401(k) account, life insurance premiums and a vacation cash-out. From wire reports Business HIGHLIGHTS

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OPINION Page A8SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 Fleet Reserve thanks youThe Fleet Reserve Association Branch 186 would like to take this opportunity to thank those who attended their Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2013 luncheon on Dec. 7, 2013, at Stumpknockers on the River. This annual event is hosted by the FRA to honor those who served at Pearl Harbor during the 1941 attack. In attendance this year were: Ted Archambault, U.S. Marines, 1st Marine Division and his wife Marie; Jack Cissel, U.S. Army, Fort Shaftner; Arthur Fusco, U.S. Army A/C, Wheeler Field, accompanied by his family; Robert Bewley, U.S. Navy, Ford Island, and his daughter Nancy; Donald Dertien, U.S. Navy, USS Farragut, accompanied by his family. Not able to attend were Albert deMarco, U.S. Army, Schofield Barracks; and Donald Bloomfield, U.S. Air Force, Hickam Field. A special thanks to Commissioner J.J. Kenney, who read a Proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners declaring Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Chairman Bob Huscher introduced Branch President Tim Donovan, who gave a Welcome aboard to those in attendance. Branch Vice President Bill Tyson led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Branch member Florence McCann gave a reading of the Two Bell Ceremony, a tribute to honor our shipmates who have joined the staff of the Supreme Commander. The Two Bell Ceremony was then performed by Branch President Donovan and Branch member Bill Rossfeld. The blessing before lunch was given by Co-Chairman Joan Huscher, followed by a presentation of gifts to the survivors by Commissioner J.J. Kenney along with branch President Donovan. After lunch, the closing prayer was read by chaplain Paul Kimmerling. Our thanks to the Chroniclefor their continued support, to reporter Nancy Kennedy for the articles she wrote about the survivors and to Stumpknockers on the River and its staff for welcoming us back for this ceremony and for giving us outstanding service every year.Robert W. Huscher, Chairman Joan A. Huscher, Co-Chairman The only alternative that Obamacares critics have is, well, Lets just go back to the status quo, said President Obama recently, because they sure havent presented an alternative. Its an argument Democrats make all the time often, these days, to divert attention from the ongoing problems of their troubled national health care scheme. But still, why havent Republicans presented an alternative to Obamacare? GOP leaders would protest immediately: They have come up with dozens of health care bills, only to see them rejected by Democrats. But the fact is, Republicans have not united behind a single health care proposal, even as millions of Americans would like to see what theyve got. Why? For one thing, they dont believe in the Obamacare approach. At the time of the Affordable Care Acts debate and passage, about 85 percent of Americans had health coverage. Given that, conservatives simply would not create a sprawling, comprehensive, intrusive, bureaucratic, loaded-withunintended-consequences plan to achieve an (incomplete) semblance of universal coverage. So they wont ever have their own version of Obamacare. Rather, they favor targeted attempts to solve specific problems. Like fixing the tax inequities between people who receive coverage through their jobs and those who buy it on the individual market. Setting up mechanisms through which people with pre-existing conditions can purchase coverage. Allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines. Doing something about outsized medical malpractice awards. Mention those proposals to Democrats, and theyll scoff. Theyre the same-old, same-old GOP hobbyhorses that will leave millions of Americans without health insurance. But the fact is, the health care debate has changed. It has been changed by the millions who have had their health coverage canceled and who face higher premiums, higher deductibles, narrower doctor networks, diminished choices of prescription drugs and other burdens. The situation is so serious that Obamacare might actually create more uninsured by January 2014. That is precisely the opposite of the stated intent of the Affordable Care Act. And it changes the political argument. When Democrats mock Republican plans to fix specific health care problems as too limited, Republicans can now cite the millions of Americans facing new burdens under the Democratic scheme. Why not try something different, and less damaging? Of course Obama will never give up Obamacare. But the public might, if Republicans have something better. Now, many House Republicans have gotten behind a plan. The American Health Care Reform Act, H.R. 3121, includes many of the GOPs standard health care prescriptions. It starts by repealing Obamacare, then includes a tax fairness provision, state lines provision, highrisk-pool provision, malpractice provision, and others. Its not the perfect bill. Conservative writer Ramesh Ponnuru questions some of its tax provisions and its malpractice plan, but still concludes, Even with these flaws, though, the Republican plan is superior to Obamacare. The bill is the work of the House Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. It has 116 co-sponsors, which is an important number because it is more than half the Republican caucus in the GOPcontrolled House. Were at a majority of the majority who support the bill, says one well-connected Hill aide. Weve had a number of members of the Republican Study Committee who have expressed to House leadership a desire to vote on an Obamacare alternative. But so far the House GOP leadership has been uninterested in going forward with that alternative. Leadership sources say their focus is on Obamacare, and the hope of forcing some Democrats to abandon the law. Others point to shortcomings with H.R. 3121s funding provisions. Still others say uniting behind a bill would just give Democrats a new target. And others argue no proposal is capable of attracting the 217 GOP votes needed for House passage. The fact is, top House Republicans dont seem to be pushing very hard to build support for a GOP alternative. But it is time to move. Obamacare has weakened Democrats, weakened the president, weakened the idea of a comprehensive national health care plan. And that is an opportunity for Republicans. What Obamacare has done for the Republican Party is that Americans really want to hear what they have to say about health care, says one GOP strategist. The bills authors have asked Obama for a meeting to discuss health care. They can forget about that. But they are still going forward. A powerful committee chairman, Rep. Fred Upton of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has asked the Congressional Budget Office to score the bill, which will yield an estimate of its budgetary effects. And they will continue to gather sponsors. It might turn out Republicans will finally produce their longawaited alternative whether leadership wants it or not.Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. Property is in its nature timid and seeks protection, and nothing is more gratifying to government than to become a protector.John C. Calhoun, speech, March 21, 1834 Obamacare alternative CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARDGerry Mulligan ....................................publisherMike Arnold ..............................................editorCharlie Brennan ........................managing editorCurt Ebitz ..................................citizen memberMac Harris ................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ..........................guest memberBrad Bautista ....................................copy chief DESTRUCTIVE BILL Property owners need help Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 45 years ago to encourage the purchase of flood insurance at a subsidized rate as an affordable insurance alternative to disaster assistance. To replenish NFIP coffers depleted by Hurricane Katrina and superstorm Sandy, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act, which dramatically changed the cost for federal flood insurance with the subsidys phased elimination. In eliminating the subsidy, members of Congress failed to see its unintended consequences, and to assure that, the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed an affordability study on riskbased rates. As a result, astronomical premiums threaten to price Floridas affected property owners out of their homes or businesses and potentially devastate the states real estate industry. With Florida holding 40 percent of all federal flood insurance policies, one would think its congressional delegation would have exercised due diligence to preclude an affordable insurance alternative from becoming a destructive policy. Wrong! When the House overwhelmingly passed the flood insurance measure in July 2011, former U.S. Rep. Connie Mack was the only one of Floridas 27 House members who voted against it. After laying fallow for a year, the Senate approved the measure as part of a highway bill, with Sen. Bill Nelson voting for and Sen. Marco Rubio against it. Not until the bills destructive consequences publicly surfaced this past October did Floridas congressional delegation express concern. And, despite much chestthumping, Congress recessed for the holidays without taking any action to delay the premium increases until FEMA completed an affordability study for the new rates. With affected Florida property owners facing sticker shock, several private insurers have begun offering policies that are a fraction of the NFIPs cost calculations. Given the budding private insurer interest, state Sen. Jeff Brandes unveiled legislation earlier this month to streamline regulatory approval of private insurers as a common-sense alternative. Departing from the federal governments one-size-fits-all propensity, the bill would add an engineer specializing in flood plains and a meteorologist with expertise in floods to a state board that oversees rate setting. Additionally, it would give property owners the choice of excluding garages, content coverage and temporary living expenses, as well as pegging coverage to the mortgage amount, not the total replacement cost. While it remains to be seen if theres sufficient interest and private capital to make private insurers a workable alternative, Sen. Brandes bill offers hope for Floridas beleaguered property owners and real estate industry. With Congress having failed Floridas flood insurance policyholders, state lawmakers are urged to make Sen. Brandes common-sense alternative a top priority during the upcoming legislative session. THE ISSUE:Federal flood insurance.OUR OPINION:Congress has failed policyholders. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to letters@chronicleonline.com .LETTERSto the Editor Keep it going, NancyI always enjoy reading Nancy Kennedys columns on Saturdays in the Religion section. Her Saturday, Dec. 14, column is a keeper and I like Jesus, too.Avoided a disasterI would like to thank a lady who the day before Thanksgiving returned my purse from the parking lot that I left it in the cart. So that was at Kmart the day before Thanksgiving and she made my holidays a lot brighter because it could have been a disaster. Thank you so much.Need places to shopAn aquarium in the mall for the tourists? What about a Michaels or a Jo-Anns Fabrics in the mall for local residents? Dont we count at all? 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Huggett later admitted to killing her daughter and became remorseful by apologizing to her slain daughter. Aliyahs father lives in California. Meanwhile, in February another mother was arrested and charged with firstdegree murder in the death of her 6-month-old infant son. Brittany Nichole Arnett, 21, of Robin Hood Road, Inverness was reportedly upset that her boyfriend had left her at home with the baby. She allegedly turned her fury on the infant. According to Arnetts arrest report, around noon on Jan. 27, Arnett reportedly placed the baby in his swing and in the subsequent two hours slammed the face of the infant into the swing tray. She also reportedly admitted to investigators she grabbed the infant by the rib cage and yanked him from the swing with such force it caused the babys head to snap back and forth without resistance. Arnett told investigators she recalled when she pulled the baby out of the swing, the infants head hit the swing. According to the affidavit, Arnett said she knew the baby was injured by the time her boyfriend got home, but was afraid to tell him or seek medical help. When the boyfriend got home, the baby appeared to be acting normal, but was sensitive to touch and had difficulty focusing. The baby also had blood in his mouth, which was removed by a suction ball, the report stated. Arnett reportedly put the baby to bed, but at 6:25 the next morning, she and the boyfriend took the unresponsive baby to Citrus Memorial hospital. Medical staff tried for more than an hour to revive the baby, according to the report. After closely examining the baby, hospital staff noticed numerous marks including bruising of the rib cage and what appeared to be a bite mark on his left thigh. An autopsy conducted the following day on the baby revealed, among other injuries, brain hemorrhaging, a separated spine, broken ribs and lacerations inside the babys mouth. Arnetts next court appearance is also scheduled for Feb. 13.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. DEATHSContinued from Page A1 cared for at doctors offices or clinics. We are now aware this is a problem in Citrus County and were educating people about some things, explained Judith A. Tear, emergency coordinator with the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County. Tear said it is not a reportable disease so they do not have statistics on it. We would get involved if there was an outbreak at a facility, she said, which has not been reported. She said it is more apparent with the elderly, but there are precautions and hand washing is a huge issue. Here in Citrus County it is a very prevalent health care issue, said Joanie Pochis, a registered nurse in infection prevention at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Theres a daily vigilance, kind of a collection of processes that are evidence based. It involves collaboration with the staff and physicians on many levels. She said there are a lot of preventive measures including limiting the use of antibiotics. We really pay a lot of attention to the decontamination process, she said, and a lot patient education. Pochis explained C. diff is a unique organism. Decontamination is done with a bleach solution. The germ is immune to hand sanitizers and the only thing that will penetrate it is soap and water. Steady increases in the rate and severity of C. diff infections have prompted CDC to request extended funding for additional C. diff date collection and a vaccine is being tested. Early this month, CDC working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, launched a website for comparing hospitals, which provides local data on HAI. Data on C. diff displayed on the website for first quarter 2013 shows Seven Rivers with more infections than similar hospitals nationwide, while Citrus Memorial had fewer infections. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. INFECTIONContinued from Page A1 Brittany Arnett Denver gives out recreational pot sales licenses Associated PressDENVER The first batch of Denver businesses approved to sell recreational marijuana got their licenses Friday, the owners mugging for pictures and saying they never thought theyd see the day when theyd get a permit to sell pot. Applause broke out and cameras whirred when the first license was issued from the citys Department of Excise and Licenses. The city awarded 14 licenses for retail shops, 17 licenses for pot growers and three licenses for makers of cannabis-infused products such as pot brownies. One businessman joked about getting arrested for having a joint at a 1971 Black Sabbath concert. Others shared hugs and stories about marijuanas route to legalization. I think its about time that adults can imbibe in marijuana, said Donald Andrews of one of the retail shops, LoDo Wellness Center in downtown Denver. The licensed sellers went through a state and local licensing process that included public hearings to ask neighbors about shop locations. Owners also underwent more than a dozen fire and building inspections for each shop. Its been a grueling process but were finally here, said Justin Jones, owner of Dank Colorado, a retail shop. Recreational pot for adults over 21 has been legal in Colorado for more than a year, but retail sales of the drug arent allowed until 8 a.m. on Jan. 1. Washington state, the only other state to allow recreational pot use by adults, plans to have stores open by late spring of next year. Denver is one of 19 municipalities and seven counties in Colorado that will allow retail sales of recreational pot. Only existing medical marijuana businesses are now allowed to make the transition to recreational sales. The licensed shops were handed red posters Friday and stacks of fliers instructing pot customers on marijuana limits, including the fact that users cant consume pot in public, drive high, or take pot out of state. These are big businesses that have been operating in good standing in our city for a long time, said Amber Miller, spokeswoman for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Colorado has approved 348 marijuana business licenses. More than a hundred of those are still pending in Denver, meaning the city is likely to have many more shops in the first few months of 2014. Still unclear is what the morning of Jan. 1 will look like. Some pot shop owners are planning to install purchasing caps and other limits to try to avoid a run on weed. Were hoping next week will be a fun-filled experience but a responsible one, said Elan Nelson of Medicine Man, a licensed shop and growing center in northeast Denver. Four dead after shootings Gunman kills himself Associated PressLOCKPORT, La. A nurse embroiled in a custody fight with his ex-wife killed his current wife before shooting his former in-laws and his onetime boss in a rampage that spanned two parishes in Louisiana, leaving three people dead and three wounded. He then fatally shot himself in the head, authorities said. All three survivors remained hospitalized Friday, two in critical condition, Brennan Matherne, a spokesman for the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office, said in an email. He said deputies are still investigating the motive. Preliminary evidence shows that Ben Freeman, 38, first killed his wife, Denise Taylor Freeman, 43, before he went on a rampage and shot the others Thursday, Maj. Malcolm Wolfe wrote in an email. Denise Freemans body was found in a bathtub, and an autopsy showed that she suffocated and drowned, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said Friday. Ben Freeman then attacked his former in-laws with a shotgun in Lafourche Parish about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans, wounding parish Councilman Louis Phillip Gouaux (pronounced go) and Gouauxs daughter Andrea, Matherne said. Louis Gouaux was shot in the neck, while Andrea Gouaux suffered spinal damage, the sheriffs office said in a news release. Both were in critical, but stable, condition after surgery Friday in New Orleans, Matherne said. Gouauxs wife, Susan, was dead when deputies arrived, he said. About 20 minutes after the first shootings, Freeman arrived at the home of Milton Bourgeois, CEO of Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in nearby Raceland, about 8 miles from Lockport. Bourgeois was shot and killed at close range; his wife, Ann, was shot in the leg and was listed in stable condition at a hospital, Matherne said. Bourgeois had been CEO of the hospital in Raceland since 1988, Giselle Hecker, spokeswoman for Ochsner Health Systems, said in an email. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said Freeman worked at the hospital as a registered nurse until 2011, when he was fired. He said police had been called there previously after Freeman damaged a room. Freeman told officers he would seek mental help, Webre said. But in a teleconference later Friday, Ochsner officials said Freeman had resigned voluntarily, citing personal reasons. The officials said he had worked at the hospital from May 1998 to April 2011, and that he was considered an oncall employee for another five months after that. Susan Gouaux Pixie to her friends was a teachers aide at Holy Savior Elementary School. She also was a talented needlewoman and knitter who designed the state bicentennial quilt square for Lafourche Parish and made scarves for all her friends, Parish President Charlotte Randolph said in a telephone interview. She said that she went to school at one time or another with both Philip and Susan Gouaux, and that Susan Gouaux taught her grandchildren. The couple has six adult daughters. Gouaux called 911 around 6:40 p.m. Thursday from his home in Lockport, telling dispatchers he had been shot in the throat, The Courier newspaper in Houma reported. Freeman was divorced from Gouauxs daughter Jeanne, whom he married in 1997. Jeanne Gouaux also a nurse had filed several protective orders against Freeman, who had pleaded guilty to harassment charges and was allowed only supervised visits with their four children, Webre said. The last protective order expired less than a month ago, he said. Associated PressEmployees trim pot plants to be sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver on Friday. Medicine Man was among the first batch of Denver businesses that received licenses allowing them to legally sell recreational marijuana. Ben Freemansuspect in Thursday attack.

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Page A10SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Toothy trophy Associated PressA walrus mounted in big game hunter Gary Ingersolls trophy room is pictured Dec. 20 in Houston, Texas. Ingersoll was recognized by the Conklin Foundation in 2003 for hunting in the worlds remotest places in his quest for big game. At least 15 of the more than 330 trophies hes collected over the years have set world records, he said, adding that at least four of those records still stand. His massive collection fills 3,000 square feet. New Years jam: Strawberry busted in test dropHARRISBURG, Pa. An 80-pound illuminated strawberry thats lowered every New Years Eve in downtown Harrisburg has ended up in a messy jam. The berry fell three stories and smashed during a practice run at the Hilton Harrisburg on Friday. Officials said a faulty harness clip is to blame. The Hilton is working to build a new strawberry for revelers to ring in 2014 on Tuesday night. The strawberry drop started in 1989. The berry that broke Friday had been used for around 10 years.Judge denies bail in alleged knockout game caseHOUSTON A judge has denied bail for a white Houston-area man charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a knockout game-style attack. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy said Friday that she was concerned about 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett being free after hearing about the vicious crime. Hes charged with a hate crime punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison. George Parnham, Barretts attorney, argued Barrett has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was off his medication when he used his cellphone to record video of the apparently random attack. Prosecutors claim the attack happened Nov. 24, but it wasnt until 12 days later that authorities connected it to the cellphone video. Barrett was arrested Thursday.Nursing home says it wont take brain-dead girlOAKLAND, Calif. A San Francisco Bay Area nursing home that had agreed to provide long-term care for a 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead has backed out. The girls uncle, Omari Sealey, said the facility which was not named withdrew after the hospital refused to insert breathing and feeding tubes necessary for her long-term care. The girl, Jahi McMath, underwent tonsil surgery at Childrens Hospital on Dec. 9 to treat sleep apnea. After she awoke from the operation, her family said, she started bleeding heavily from her mouth and went into cardiac arrest before being declared brain dead. Childrens Hospital said in a letter Friday it would release Jahi to another facility under certain conditions but that it would not perform surgery on someone it believes is deceased. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS Waitll it tolls Associated PressThe snow-covered bell tower of a church is pictured Friday in the village of Bedretto, Ticino, Switzerland. S. Sudan govt agrees to end hostilitiesJUBA, South Sudan South Sudans government agreed Friday at a meeting of East African leaders to end hostilities against rebels accused of trying to overthrow the young country, but the cease-fire was quickly thrown into doubt because the head of the rebellion was not invited. An army spokesman suggested the fighting could go on despite the announcement. At the meeting in Kenya, South Sudan agreed not to carry out a planned offensive to recapture Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state, which is controlled by troops loyal to Riek Machar, the former vice president vilified by the government as a corrupt coup plotter.US boy, 9, is youngest to reach Aconcagua summitBUENOS AIRES, Argentina A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentinas Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres. Tyler Armstrong of Yorba Linda reached the summit on Christmas Eve with his father Kevin and a Tibetan sherpa, Lhawang Dhondup, who has climbed Mt. Everest multiple times. They were in fine spirits Friday as they left Aconcagua, whose sheer precipices and bitter cold have claimed more than 100 climbers lives. Only 30 percent of the 7,000 people who obtain permits to climb Aconcagua each year make the summit, said Nicolas Garcia, who handled their logistics from down below. No one under 14 is usually allowed, so the family had to persuade an Argentinian judge that Tyler could safely accomplish the feat. Tyler had already climbed the 19,341-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at the age of 8, and is determined to reach all seven summits, the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Next on Tylers list is Mt. McKinley in Alaska, North Americas tallest peak. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated PressWASHINGTON The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase defense officials say may suggest that victims are becoming more willing to come forward after a tumultuous year of scandals that shined a spotlight on the crimes and put pressure on the military to take aggressive action. A string of high-profile assaults and arrests triggered outrage in Congress and set off months of debate over how to change the military justice system, while military leaders launched a series of new programs intended to beef up accountability and encourage victims to come forward. According to early data obtained by The Associated Press, there were more than 5,000 reports of sexual assault filed during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, compared to the 3,374 in 2012. Of those 2013 reports, about 10 percent involved incidents that occurred before the victim got into the military, up from just 4 percent only a year ago. That increase, officials said, suggests that confidence in the system is growing and that victims are more willing to come forward. Asked about the preliminary data, defense officials were cautious in their conclusions. But they said surveys, focus groups and meetings with service members suggest that the number of actual incidents has remained largely steady. The military has long struggled to get victims to report sexual harassment and assault in a stern military culture that emphasizes rank, loyalty and toughness. Victims have complained that they were afraid to report assaults to ranking officers, or that their initial complaints were rebuffed or ignored. According to the latest numbers, the increase in reports across the services ranges from a low of about 45 percent for the Air Force to a high of 86 percent for the Marines. The Navy had an increase of 46 percent and the Army had a 50 percent jump. Military sex assault reports up 50 percent Associated PressA makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre stands outside a home Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., on the one-year anniversary of the shootings. Connecticut authorities Friday released state police documents from the investigation into last years Newtown school massacre. Associated PressNEW YORK For the handful of New York transit officials who dutifully collect and catalog more than 50,000 items a year lost on commuter trains, subways and buses, the monotonous flood of wallets, handbags, eyeglasses and smartphones is occasionally broken by tales of some of the crazier things left behind. There was a pet bunny rabbit, a prosthetic leg, a car bumper, a tuba, a diamond engagement ring and an ordinary-looking briefcase that was opened to reveal a dizzying array of adult toys. We get false teeth almost every week, said William Bonner, supervisor of the New York City Transit lost-and-found office below the 34th Street subway, which has amassed 26,000 items this year. How do you lose your teeth? A few blocks north at the Metropolitan Transit Authoritys Metro-North Railroad lost and found deep under Manhattans Grand Central Station, five clerks oversee the 100 to 150 items that come in every day from Metro-North trains, which run between the city and its northern suburbs and Connecticut. For every item, the clerks document the train, car and seat number where it was found. Beyond the boxes and bins of the most common items wallets, keys, reading glasses, umbrellas and electronics there is a dry cleaner-style coat rack to handle hundreds of forgotten coats. Theres also an area designated for at least a halfdozen bicycles in the office at any given time. We get bikes, marveled clerk Raymond Rosario, 41. I dont know how, but they leave them on the trains. Melissa Gissentanner, the units manager, said the MTA takes pride in getting items back to their owners, boasting a 60 percent return rate. We are the most successful lost and found in the country and possibly the world, she said. People looking for their property can submit a report online. Items that go unclaimed are sometimes donated or eventually sold. For Rosario, who has worked at Metro-Norths lost and found for 10 years, the wacky finds and hardto-believe stories are popular, but the job ultimately is rewarding for giving people hope. We all know how it feels to lose an item, he said, recounting the time someone claimed a scarf that had been hand-knitted by a since-deceased grandmother. Ive seen people cry when they get their stuff back and theyre really, really elated. Lose your leg? Check subways lost and found Associated PressNEW HAVEN, Conn.Connecticut police released thousands of pages Friday from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanzas fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees brave and clear-headed attempts to protect the children. Among the details: More than a dozen bodies, mostly children, were seen packed like sardines in a bathroom. And the horrors inside the school were so terrible that when police sent in paramedics, they tried to select ones capable of handling what they were about to witness. This will be the worst day of your life, police Sgt. William Cario warned one. The documents release marks the end of the investigation into the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead. Lanza, 20, went to the school after killing his mother, Nancy, inside their home. He committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school. The paperwork, photos and videos were heavily blacked out to protect the names of children and to withhold some of the more grisly details. But the horror comes through at nearly every turn. Included in the file were photographs of the home Lanza shared with his mother. They show numerous rounds of ammunition, gun magazines, shotup paper targets, gun cases, shooting earplugs and a gun safe with a rifle in it. The documents also fill in more details about how the shooting unfolded and how staff members looked out for the youngsters. Teachers heard janitor Rick Thorne try to get Lanza to leave the school. One teacher, who was hiding in a closet in the math lab, heard Thorne yell, Put the gun down! An aide said she heard gunfire and Thorne told her to close her door. Thorne survived. Teacher Kaitlin Roig told police she heard rapid-fire shooting outside of the school, near her classroom. She rushed her students into the classrooms bathroom, pulled a rolling storage unit in front of the bathroom door as a barricade and then closed and locked the door. Eventually, police officers slid their badges under the bathroom door. Roig refused to come out and told them that if they were truly police, they should be able to get the key to the door which they did. In a letter accompanying the files, Reuben F. Bradford, commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, wrote that much of the report was disturbing but that it also showed teachers trying to protect their children, law enforcement officials putting themselves in harms way, and dispatchers working calmly and efficiently. In the midst of the darkness of that day, we also saw remarkable heroism and glimpses of grace, he wrote. In Newtown report, new heroes, new horrors Associated PressJoint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, center, testifies on Capitol Hill on June 4 in Washington, D.C., before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing investigating sexual assaults within the military.

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Morales excelling in first varsity campaign for Citrus girls basketball teamC.J. RISAK CorrespondentIts a learning experience, one thats ongoing and continuous. For Citrus sophomore point guard Shally Morales, that could summarize her season thus far. As for the record, thats been extremely satisfying the Hurricanes improved to 12-1 overall and their 4-0 mark in 5A-6 means theyre one district win from clinching at least a tie for first. And while her numbers might seem good but hardly incredible Morales is averaging 9.5 points, 2.4 steals and 1.3 assists through 11 games theres no arguing how big an impact shes made. Teaming with another first-year starter, junior Kiersten Weaver, in the Citrus backcourt, the Hurricanes possess an imposing weapon, both offensively and defensively. They are tenacious defenders, a necessity on a team lacking a big post presence and one that depends on its pressure to create offensive opportunities. Its been a big step. A big, big step, Morales said of her role as the starting point guard after Citrus dismantled Lecanto 51-16 a week ago. At first it was difficult, but all my coaches encouraged me. They said youre going to make mistakes, just work on it and dont dwell on them. Trying not to dwell on mistakes has been a major point of attention for Morales. She replaced four-year starter Liz Lynch this season after seeing limited playing time last season, and she was admittedly her own biggest critic. But now its midway through her first season and coach Dave Hamilton has witnessed the development of her game. Shes thinking more, he said. Shes become more of a point guard who runs your offense. Just recently shes become more team-oriented, and when your point guard is more of a team leader, everything runs better. Theres been challenges, to be sure. As a sophomore, she tries to do more than she really can, Hamilton said, adding she is learning to depend more on her teammates. Which relates to her problem of dwelling on her mistakes and a desire anyone might recognize an overwhelming need to try to make everything all right by making a big play. Hamilton added that Morales is learning from the mistakes she made in the first half of the season. At this stage of the game, shes grown leaps. Asked in what areas she has helped the most, Hamilton said, Her court awareness and her defense. Probably her most valuable asset to the team is her defense. Its a talent the Hurricanes will need to make any kind of serious run in the state tournament, particularly with the offense remaining NBA, NHL/ B2 College basketball/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 TV, lottery/B3 NFL/B4, B5 College football/B4 High school sports/ B6 Louisville, Miami poised to clash in Russell Athletic Bowl today in Orlando./B4 SPORTSSection BSATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE 000GTQK Seminoles three-headed backfield FSU uses trio of tailbacks to put up big gains on ground Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Although Florida State does not have a back with the numbers put up by Auburns Tre Mason, a trio of Seminoles combined for nearly 2,200 yards and 32 touchdowns while complementing Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this season. Mason finished seventh nationally with 1,621 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry for the second-ranked Tigers (12-1), who play No. 1 Florida State on Jan. 6 in the BCS championship game. Florida States Devonta Freeman is 57 yards shy of becoming the first Seminoles back since Warrick Dunn 17 years ago to reach 1,000 yards. Dunn did it three straight seasons. Freeman and two other juniors, James Wilder Jr. and Karlos Williams, are averaging a combined 6.7 yards per carry. The 6-foot-2, 225pound WiIliams, who was converted from safety early in the season, averages 8.2 yards a carry. We can run the football, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said after a two-hour practice Friday. Thats one of the things that makes you complete. Its going to be critical to be able to run the ball. Florida State (13-0) is an 8 1/2 point favorite to complete the second unbeaten season in school history against secondranked Auburn (12-1). Fisher said his team came through its brief holiday break in good shape physically and he expects to be at full strength for the title game. Well start cranking hard now, Fisher said. Well get back in the groove. The Seminoles have three more practices in Tallahassee before leaving for the West Coast on Tuesday. While Winston needs 180 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to complete a 4,000-yard, 40-touchdown freshman campaign, the Seminole backs will continue to bang away in comparative anonymity. Yes theyve been overlooked, said wide receiver Kenny Shaw, one of three Florida State receivers who could reach 1,000 yards in receptions. And theyre all great runners. The Seminoles averaged 207.4 yards a game on the ground compared to Auburns 327.6, which led the nation. Fullback Chad Abram, also a converted safety, seldom got his hands on the ball but is credited with not only Its going to be critical to be able to run the ball.Jimbo FisherFlorida State football coach said of the key to his teams game vs. Auburn. Few surprises abound C.J. RISAK CorrespondentIts the seasons midpoint, and two of the countys girls basketball teams are already taking aim at the district tournament while the other two are searching for significant improvements. Lecanto is a team that has found few solutions during its first 13 games. The Panthers have just one senior and entering the season had no real experience, which made this a learn-as-you-go campaign. They have only one win and nearly all of their losses have been by double digits. The teams greatest strength is its defense, which is often tenacious and predatory. Problem is, there is little real offensive prowess beyond DeeAnna Moehring and poor ball handling skills lead to a large number of turnovers, which opponents turn into easy scoring opportunities. If the team can continue to pounce on defense while trimming its turnover total, its chance for an extended state tournament stay could improve. At the seasons start, it seemed certain that Alexis Zachar and Alyssa Gage would be the prominent offensive threats for Seven Rivers Christian, and thats just whats happened. Coach Gary Dreyers goal was to find someone else to develop, someone else to provide some occasional scoring to keep the Warriors a threat in 2A-3. That hasnt happened, however. Gage has scored 184 points and Zachar has 174, but after that it drops off to Tessa Kacer with just 36 (in 10 games). Still, going into this weekends Smoothie King Classic hosted by Bradenton Christian, Seven Rivers was 7-4 overall and 1-1 in district play, and remained a strong possibility to reach the 2A-3 final opposite Ocala St. John Lutheran. Taking a big step In her first year as a starter, Citrus sophomore point guard Shally Morales is averaging 9.5 points and 2.4 steals per game.MATT PFIFFNER /Chronicle See STEP/ Page B3 See FSU/ Page B3 See FEW/ Page B3

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B2SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Cardinals, Wildcats set for Bluegrass battle No. 6 Louisville faces No. 18 Kentucky Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. Theres just no downplaying the Louisville vs. Kentucky rivalry, no matter how hard players from both schools tried. While insisting that the showdown today is part of the journey toward a national championship, they understand its importance in a basketball-crazed state where everything grinds to a halt for several hours and relationships can be affected by the outcome. This is the one game everybody in Kentucky looks forward to, Kentucky forward Alex Poythress said. This is the one game they circle on their calendars. In their eyes, they really could care less about other games, but were just trying to take it one game at a time, trying to focus on the game we have. Both schools also look forward to a marquee victory before league play begins next month. The No. 18 Wildcats (9-3) are looking for their first Top 25 win in four tries. Sixthranked and defending champ Louisville (11-1) also wants to beat a ranked foe, a mutual goal that adds more drama to the matchup at Rupp Arena. Despite the challenge of playing before a standing-room only crowd in the 23,000seat building, Cardinals guard Russ Smith believes his team just has to approach this as just another game. Its obviously a big game, Im not going to beat around the bush, Smith said Friday. But Im from New York. I know its a big game for the guys and the people in Kentucky, so I play for them. I play for my town and I play for my school. It is a rivalry game. For me, I treat it as any other (game) and I will prepare as I would for any other. For the Wildcats, its about progressing with their eight-man group of talented freshmen including six high school AllAmericans. There have been plenty of moments where 6-foot-9 forward Julius Randle, identical twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison and James Young have shown their impressive abilities and controlled games. But their talents have sometimes been overshadowed in losses to ranked opponents such as Michigan, Baylor and North Carolina, particularly in clutch situations. Though Kentucky coach John Calipari stresses that the better time to judge his young roster will be in February and March, a fervent fan base that was expecting an unbeaten season along with a championship wants more immediate results especially against their biggest rival located 80 miles west. Poythress said the Wildcats are eager to deliver. Were just trying to show were still a good team, he said. I feel like every game we go into, we want to win. So, every game we feel like we need. Louisville coach Rick Pitino has seen this rivalry from both benches. He led Kentucky to its sixth national title in 1996 and two other Final Fours before taking over the Cardinals in 2001 and guiding them to three Final Fours and their third NCAA title in April. While Pitinos focus is on building for the postseason, he enjoys the tournament-like atmosphere that figures to be present on Saturday. His message to players and maybe even the Cardinals fan base is keeping the game in perspective in a long season. Its two great traditions and two teams that right now have a shot of getting back to a Final Four if they improve as the season goes on, Pitino said. I think John (Calipari) would say the same thing, his team is going to have to get a lot better to be a serious contender and I would say the same thing, were going to have to get better to be a serious contender. But we both have the ability to do that. Louisville returns much of its roster but has been trying to replace point guard Peyton Siva and center Gorgui Dieng and learn the trademark pressure defense that earned the championship. Though junior college transfer Chris Jones and freshman Terry Rozier are developing into capable successors at the point with help from Smith, 6-10 Mangok Mathiang is a project entering his biggest test against Randle and Kentucky 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein. At the same time, the Cardinals lead the nation in turnover margin (plus-9.4 per game) and have won six in a row. Making it seven straight wins and two in a row over Kentucky will take work against a taller team, especially with a partisan crowd geared up to make Louisville uncomfortable in enemy territory. Then again, its the only game that matters in the state. This wins probably one of the biggest wins just for a regular-season game, said Wildcats guard Dominique Hawkins, a Richmond, Ky., native who said he cried as a child after Louisville beat Kentucky. As for Wildcats fans dislike for the Cardinals, he added, I really dont know what its about ... I just know a lot of fans just dont get along with Louisville. Associated PressLouisvilles Russ Smith drives to the basket Dec. 21 against Florida International in Miami. Smith and the defending NCAA champion Cardinals face in-state rival Kentucky today. Magic top Pistons OKC wins without injured Westbrook Associated PressORLANDO Arron Afflalo scored 23 points to lead five Orlando players in double-figures and the Magic snapped a threegame losing streak with a 109-92 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Orlando led the Pistons by as many as 22 points and cruised in the fourth quarter. Nik Vucevic added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and rookie Victor Oladipo finished with 16 points and a career-high 11 assists. The victory also halted a five-game home losing streak for the Magic, who hadnt won at the Amway Center since the day before Thanksgiving. Brandon Jennings had 21 points and Will Bynum added 18 for the Pistons, who ended a streak of three consecutive road victories. In some of their recent losses Orlando had started fast, only to fall apart late in the games. The Magic jumped out to another early lead, but this time were able to sustain it with a variety of scoring bursts that kept the Pistons playing catch up for most of the night. Orlando hovered over 50 percent shooting throughout and carried a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter.Thunder 89, Bobcats 85CHARLOTTE, N.C. Kevin Durant had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-85 without injured guard Russell Westbrook. The Thunder announced before the game that Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is out until after the All-Star break. Durant scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and finished 14 of 28 from the field. Serge Ibaka had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who have won seven straight road games and 11 of 12 overall. Reggie Jackson started in place of Westbrook but shot only 4 of 19 from the floor. The Thunder managed to escape after Josh McRoberts missed a wide-open 3-pointer with 3 seconds left.Raptors 95, Knicks 83NEW YORK Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors rallied for a 95-83 victory over the New York Knicks. The Raptors trailed by 12 points in the third quarter, but outscored the Knicks 29-12 in the fourth to take the opener of the home-and-home series. Kyle Lowry had 15 points and 11 assists for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who host the Knicks on Saturday. Andrea Bargnani had 18 points and 12 rebounds against his former team. Beno Udrih finished with 15 points and 10 assists for the Knicks.Timberwolves 120, Wizards 98MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and J.J. Barea scored 17 points off the bench to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Washington Wizards 120-98. Ricky Rubio had 11 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in 26 minutes, and Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 10 boards for the Timberwolves. Minnesota outrebounded Washington 44-35 and only turned the ball over five times. John Wall had 26 points and seven assists for the Wizards, who missed a chance to win their fourth straight road game for the first time since March 2008. Nene added 13 points and five rebounds, but Bradley Beal had to be helped off the floor in the fourth quarter with a left leg injury.Pelicans 105, Nuggets 89NEW ORLEANS Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans handed the Denver Nuggets their fifth straight loss, 105-89. Jrue Holiday had 17 points and four steals, causing two turnovers that led to late fastbreak points as the Pelicans slammed the door on Denvers comeback bid. Anthony Davis added 17 points and four blocked shots. Wilson Chandler scored 22 points and J.J. Hickson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets.Nets 104, Bucks 93NEW YORK Shaun Livingston scored 20 points, Mirza Teletovic came off the bench to add 19 and the Brooklyn Nets rebounded from an embarrassing Christmas Day performance by ending their four-game losing streak with a 104-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Paul Pierce added 13 points for the Nets. Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, and Khris Middleton added 15 points and eight boards. Mens College BasketballBRIEFS No. 3 Ohio St. 71, Louisiana-Monroe 31COLUMBUS, Ohio Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and LaQuinton Ross added 15 to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Louisiana at Monroe 71-31 on Friday night. Amedeo Della Valle chipped in with 14 points for the Buckeyes (13-0), who have won their first 13 games in a season for the fifth time in school history (1961, and 2011). Jayon James led the Warhawks (3-5), who have lost their last four, with eight points.No. 19 North Carolina 75, N. Kentucky 60CHAPEL HILL, N.C. James Michael McAdoo scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to help No. 19 North Carolina beat Northern Kentucky 75-60. Marcus Paige and Leslie McDonald added 11 points each for the Tar Heels (9-3), who never trailed after opening the game with a 14-2 run. Northern Kentucky trailed 44-37 early in the second half before North Carolina went on a 12-3 spurt to blow open the game. McAdoo scored 10 points during the decisive stretch, making three shots inside and hitting four consecutive free throws. Tyler scored 13 points to lead the Norse (4-8), whose three-game winning streak ended.From wire reports Penguins edge Canes in OT Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. James Neal scored at 1:03 of overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night. NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby had a goal, and Chris Conner and Deryk Engelland each scored in the third period to help the Eastern Conference leaders win their 13th in 15 games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots in his 500th career game for the Penguins.Bruins 5, Senators 0BOSTON Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and Reilly Smith scored two goals to lifting the Boston Bruins to a 5-0 rout of the Ottawa Senators. Robin Lehner made 36 saves for Ottawa.Capitals 3 Rangers 2WASHINGTON Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2. Mike Green added a goal, and Philipp Grubauer had 37 saves for Washington. Benoit Pouliot and Carl Hagelin scored for New York, which had won two straight.Blue Jackets 2, Devils 1, SONEWARK, N.J. Cam Atkinson scored in the shootout to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Curtis McElhinney made 16 saves for Columbus, which has won three in a row. Artem Anisimov scored the Blue Jackets goal in regulation. Martin Brodeur stopped 29 of 30 shots, and Adam Henrique scored for the Devils in the third period.Blackhawks 7, Avalanche 2CHICAGO Patrick Sharp scored three goals for his third career hat trick and set up one of Jonathan Toews two scores to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Colorado Avalanche 7-2. Toews added two assists as both he and Sharp finished with four points. Colorados Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog beat Chicago rookie Antti Raanta, who finished with 16 saves in his eighth straight start.Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 3, SOTORONTO Jonathan Bernier stopped all three Sabres in the shootout to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win over Buffalo. Ryan Miller stopped Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk in the tiebreaker, but Joffrey Lupul beat him on a nifty backhand. Jake Gardiner, Peter Holland and Kessel scored second-period goals to put Toronto ahead 3-2.Jets 6, Wild 4WINNIPEG, Manitoba Blake Wheeler scored two goals and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4. Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen, Dustin Byfuglien and Toby Enstrom added goals for Winnipeg. Dany Heatley, Justin Fontaine, Stephane Veilleux and Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota. Associated PressCarolinas Patrick Dwyer, left, battles Friday with Pittsburghs Harry Zolnierczyk in Raleigh, N.C. Associated PressOrlandos Victor Oladipo shoots between Detroits Josh Harrellson (55) and Kyle Singler, right, during the second half Friday in Orlando. The Magic won 109-92.

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SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS AUTO RACING 1 a.m. (NBCSPT) Stadium Super Truck Series (Taped) MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 p.m. (ESPN2) Nebraska at Cincinnati 12 p.m. (ESPNU) Jackson State at Memphis 12 p.m. (FS1) Florida International at Georgetown 2 p.m. (CBS) Villanova at Syracuse 2 p.m. (ESPN2) Eastern Michigan at Duke 2 p.m. (ESPNU) Prairie View A&M at Wisconsin 2 p.m. (FSNFL) Samford at Marquette 2:30 p.m. (FS1) Brooklyn Hoops Festival Columbia vs. St. Johns 4 p.m. (CBS) Louisville at Kentucky 4 p.m. (ESPNU) Akron at South Carolina 5 p.m. (FS1) Wake Forest at Xavier 6 p.m. (ESPNU) Providence at Massachusetts 6:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Old Dominion at Richmond 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Missouri at North Carolina State 8 p.m. (ESPNU) Santa Clara at Gonzaga 10 p.m. (ESPN2) Alabama at UCLA 3 a.m. (ESPNU) Alabama at UCLA (Same-day Tape) WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. (SUN) Georgetown at Florida NBA 7 p.m. (NBA) Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers 10 p.m. (SUN) Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers COLLEGE FOOTBALL 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl BYU vs. Washington (Taped) 12 p.m. (ESPN) New Era Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame vs. Rutgers 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl Cincinnati vs. North Carolina 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville vs. Miami 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State vs. Michigan 1:45 a.m. (ESPN2) Texas Bowl Minnesota vs. Syracuse (Taped) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 12 a.m. (ESPNU) Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas (Taped) GOLF 4 p.m. (NBC) RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship (Taped) HOCKEY 7:30 a.m. (NHL) 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: United States vs. Slovakia 11:30 a.m. (NHL) 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: Canada vs. Czech Republic 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers 7 p.m. (NHL) Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators OLYMPICS 3 p.m. (NBC) U.S. Olympic Trials Speed Skating 4 p.m. (NBCSPT) U.S. Olympic Trials Womens Hockey: Canada vs. United States SOCCER 12:30 p.m. (NBC) English Premier League: Cardiff City vs. Sunderland TENNIS 7 p.m. (TENNIS) Mubadala World Tennis Championships semifinal (Same-day Tape) 9 p.m. (TENNIS) Mubadala World Tennis Championships semifinal (Same-day Tape) 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. NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto1215.444 Boston1217.4141 Brooklyn1019.3453 New York920.3104 Philadelphia820.2864 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 226.786 Atlanta 1613.5526 Charlotte1416.4679 Washington1214.4629 Orlando 920.31013 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 235.821 Detroit 1417.45210 Chicago1116.40711 Cleveland1018.35713 Milwaukee623.20717 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio237.767 Houston2011.6453 Dallas 1613.5526 New Orleans1314.4818 Memphis1216.42910 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland245.828 Oklahoma City245.828 Denver 1414.5009 Minnesota1415.48310 Utah 923.28116 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2011.645 Phoenix1710.6301 Golden State1713.5672 L.A. Lakers1317.4336 Sacramento819.29610 Fridays Games Orlando 109, Detroit 92 Oklahoma City 89, Charlotte 85 Toronto 95, New York 83 Brooklyn 104, Milwaukee 93 Minnesota 120, Washington 98 New Orleans 105, Denver 89 Utah 105, L.A. Lakers 103 Miami at Sacramento, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Todays Games Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m. Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. New York 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. Sundays Games Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m. Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.Bowl GlanceSaturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef O Bradys Bowl At St. Petersburg 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 Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl At Houston Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Today, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) 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)NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston38261025411177 Tampa Bay37231134910687 Montreal3822133479684 Detroit39171394399108 Toronto401916543110116 Ottawa401518737111131 Florida38141953388123 Buffalo38102442469109 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh40281115712591 Washington382014444120114 Philadelphia37171643893104 Columbus381717438103107 N.Y. Rangers39181923890105 New Jersey39151683893101 Carolina38141593789109 N.Y. Islanders38112072996129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago40277660152109 St. Louis3624755312885 Colorado37231134910895 Minnesota40201554592102 Dallas371912644110108 Winnipeg401718539109120 Nashville38161843686113 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim3927755912798 Los Angeles3825945410676 San Jose3723865212194 Vancouver39221165010693 Phoenix361910745111110 Calgary 37141763495118 Edmonton391224327101135 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Fridays Games Columbus 2, New Jersey 1, SO Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, SO Boston 5, Ottawa 0 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Pittsburgh 4, Carolina 3, OT Chicago 7, Colorado 2 Winnipeg 6, Minnesota 4 Dallas 4, Nashville 1 Edmonton at Calgary, late San Jose at Phoenix, late Todays Games Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Sundays Games Washington at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 6 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 8 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Friday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 2 8 6 CASH 3 (late) 0 9 3 PLAY 4 (early) 5 4 5 5 PLAY 4 (late) 3 9 2 2 FANTASY 5 1 6 9 22 27 MEGA MONEY 7 9 35 36 MEGA BALL 5 MEGA MILLIONS 4 15 35 48 49 MEGA BALL 11 Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Thursdays winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 2 10 17 21 23 5-of-51 winner$217,527.00 4-of-5399$87.50 3-of-511,064$8.50SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 B3 protecting Winston as well as clearing the way for many big gains by his more heralded teammates. Hes got a lot of responsibility, Freeman said. Our fullback has a lot of responsibility. It takes an unselfish guy ... making everybody else look good. Williams said Friday he was too mature to accept Fishers suggestion his freshman year that he might want to make the move to offense. Its worked out for me, Williams said. I like running into people, make contact. I try to make sure I cause as much punishment as possible running the ball. Wilder, who many saw as a linebacker coming out of high school, is similar in size to Williams albeit not as fast while the 5-8, 200-pound Freeman is more of the stereotypical tailback whose strength belies his size. None object to sharing the workload. You have three backs who are going to produce every time they carry the ball, Williams said. We just keep a positive attitude and make each other better every day. And that is an attitude that Fisher said has characterized the teams success in 2013. This team is playing as any well as any Ive coached consistently over a long period of time, Fisher said. inconsistent. When we started the season, I thought we were at about half our full potential, Hamilton said. Were about three-quarters now. Morales knows she must be a major contributor in the improvement department. I put pressure on myself, she said. I dont let go of my mistakes. I have to do that if I want to improve as a point guard. Youre not going to make every shot, but youre never going to make a shot if you dont take a shot. Morales main overall goal for this season is the same as her teammates: an extended basketball season. Making it to the Elite Eight and then the Final Four, she said without hesitation. But were going to have to be better as a team. Morales, like the Hurricanes, is getting there. And both of them know the length of their season will be linked to the speed and depth of their development. Now for the two teams which are much closer to realizing their ultimate goal of reaching the regional tournament championship. Its been a streaky kind of season for Crystal River. The Pirates started with nine-straight wins, lost three in a row, and now have won their last two. Coach Jason Rodgers knows what hes got strong defense, scoring threats inside and out, and depth and what he doesnt have, namely a win over 5A-6 rival Citrus in seven tries. The main threat inside is Jasmyne Eason; outside, its Kiersten Croyle, Brianna Richardson and Megan Wells. What the Pirates must learn is not to take any time off, not if they want to take their season to the next level. Citrus remains the best among the countys teams, with an unbeaten record in those games as well as being atop 5A-6. The Hurricanes use multiple defenses to keep opponents offbalance and get enough scoring leadership from Shenelle Toxen and Micah Jenkins to keep winning, with 12 wins in 13 games thus far. But this team has got ground to cover if it is to get closer to its potential. The Hurricanes are not a big team, which means they must cash in those chances its defense creates, and thats something they havent done with any consistency. By just making the high-percentage shots theyve been missing inside, their offense will improve dramatically.Fast forwardHeres some upcoming dates of key games covering the next month: Citrus: A home game against district rival Crystal River Jan. 17 will be followed by a home game against tough non-district foe Leesburg Jan. 23. The Hurricanes have played them both on the road already this season, and won both times. Crystal River: Besides the Jan. 17 showdown at Citrus, the Pirates host Lecanto on Jan. 10. They also play at county rival Seven Rivers Christian Jan. 24. Lecanto: Saturdays game against North Marion may give the Panthers a chance to double their win total. The Jan. 10 contest at Crystal River will likely mean more to Lecanto than to the Pirates, but the Jan. 17 home game with Dunnellon could decide third place in 5A-6. Seven Rivers Christian: The Warriors have one 2A-3 game left, and its at Leesburg First Academy Jan. 14 the site of the district tournament. Besides the home game against Crystal River, the contest the night before Jan. 23 at Dunnellon could test Seven Rivers. FEWContinued from Page B1 FSUContinued from Page B1 STEPContinued from Page B1 CRHS baseball holding golf tournamentThe Crystal River High School baseball program is hosting a golf tournament Jan. 11, 2014 at Skyview Golf & Country Club. The tournament which begins with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start is a fourperson scramble with prizes for the first, second and third-place teams. There will also be a silent auction, as well as closest to the pin and longest drive contests. All proceeds will benefit the CRHS baseball team. Each individual is $75 and individuals can also sponsor a hole for $100. Four golfers and a hole sponsor costs $350, a $50 discount. For more information, contact Don Kidd at donkidd18@yahoo.com or 352-212-1395.Citrus Fishing Club angles for membersIf you like to fish with people who like to fish, and maybe learn to fish better, come see what the Citrus Fishing Club is all about. Men and women alike meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at American Legion Post No. 155 at 6585 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Crystal River. For more information, call Steve Tresnak at 352-445-6743 or visit citrusfishing club.org. Ted Davis Golf Tourney coming Feb. 15VFW Post 8189 Mens Auxiliary will present the second annual Ted Davis Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Twisted Oaks Golf Course. Shotgun teeoff is at 8 a.m. The $55 per-person entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, goody bag and dinner to follow at VFW Post 8189 at 4:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best team score, closest to the hole, longest drive and worst team score. There will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing, giveaways and a putting contest. All proceeds will go to a relief fund to benefit local veterans. For more information, call Bill Peterson at 856-364-7233 or Jerry Webb at 352-220-4807.Fishing club invites new membersThe Trout and Redfish Club of Homosassa is looking for new members for the upcoming year. Members fish for trout and redfish only. All tournaments are held the second Friday of the month with weigh-in at 3 p.m. Live or cut bait is not allowed; artificial only. There are no meeting or social event requirements, only an opportunity to fish competitively and meet a good group of fishermen. For more information, call Bob at 352382-5045 or 352-220-2199.YMCA leagues to begin Jan. 13The Citrus County YMCAs Youth Basketball League, for ages 6 to 14, is a nine-week season that includes eight games each Saturday at the Key Training Centers Chet Cole Enrichment Center. The league will practice once a week and will begin the week of Jan. 13. Registration and Skills Assessment will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Chet Cole Enrichment Center, 1125 N. Van Norwick Road, Lecanto. The Junior Basketball League, for ages 3-5, will consist of an eight-week season with a scrimmage at the end of each practice. All practices will take place at the Key Training Centers Chet Cole Enrichment Center. Deadline to register for the Junior League is Jan. 16. For more information or to register, call 352-637-0132 or visit www.ymcasuncoast .org. Kuck wins 5,000 to earn another trip to OlympicsKEARNS, Utah Jonathan Kuck claimed another trip to the Olympics with a dominating victory in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials Friday night. Kuck won with a time of 6 minutes, 19.75 seconds, almost 6 seconds ahead of runner-up Emery Lehman. Patrick Meek was third and will likely join Kuck and Lehman on the Olympic team when it is officially announced New Years Day. Kuck won a silver medal in team pursuit at the Vancouver Games four years ago. He was eighth in the 10,000, his only individual event. Lehman, a 17-year-old high school student from suburban Chicago, turned in quite a performance in his first Olympic trials. He finished second in 6:25.72, tiring visibly over the final two laps but managing to hang on. Meek was third in 6:27.90. From staff, wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS

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B4SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFOOTBALL Jags ink Marks to new four-year deal DT gets $22 million to stay with team Associated PressJACKSONVILLE With over $20 million of cap space available for 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars figure to be active in the free-agency market in the offseason. Friday, the team made sure one of their top defensive players didnt join that market. The Jaguars signed defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks to a 4-year contract extension worth a reported $22 million. Marks had signed a oneyear deal with the team last spring after spending four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He would have become a free agent Monday had he not signed an extension Friday. Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell said Marks and the Jaguars were a good fit and that there were reasons to get the deal done before the end of the season. The player wanted to be here; two, we wanted him here; and three, we were able to do it before the season ended and put some of the money into this years salary cap, Caldwell said. Marks has been one of the few bright spots for a defense that has struggled this year. He has started all 15 games and has 28 tackles, seven pass breakups and four sacks. He has played in 84 percent of the teams defensive plays this season. Marks said he was surprised that the deal was finalized before the end of the season. Its very cool. I didnt expect it, he said. I thought it was going to go all the way until the offseason, but I was never worried about what would happen. My job is to go out and continue to play. We still have a game left, so I didnt even think about it. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the signing of Marks was an indication of the direction the team is going. Its all about the direction we want to go to get key people like SenDerrick, Bradley said. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks reacts after making a play during the first half against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 15 in Jacksonville.Associated Press The player wanted to be here ...Dave CaldwellJacksonville Jaguars GM said of defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks. Associated PressORLANDO Louisville and Miami will be playing for more than a trophy in todays Russell Athletic Bowl. The matchup will also provide both teams with a glimpse of whats ahead. Next season will bring the latest round of conference realignment, and with it the 18th-ranked Cardinals move into the Hurricanes Atlantic Coast Conference. While both schools will undergo the usual personnel changes this offseason, this is an opportunity not lost on either side. Thats where were trying to get to, Cardinals coach Charlie Strong said. We know we still have a long ways to go, but this is going to be a measuring stick for us as we go into the ACC next season. ... Well just see how far we have to go. For the Hurricanes (9-3), just being back in a bowl has been reason to celebrate this week. Miami is appearing in its first bowl since 2010 after self-imposing a twoyear postseason ban during an NCAA investigation. Coach Al Golden, coaching his first bowl game at Miami, said its been a week well spent as it tries to post the programs first bowl victory since 2006. Obviously weve been encumbered a little bit more than we would have wanted to for the last two years, Golden said. But we feel like we are moving the program forward, and we do have an opportunity with a win (Saturday) night to be the first team in Miami in a decade to win 10 games. Given the circumstances and the adversity weve dealt with that would be a great task and tremendous honor for our senior class. The Cardinals (11-1) missed out on their opportunity for a second straight BCS bowl berth after blowing a 21-point lead in a loss to eventual American Athletic Conference champion UCF. Strong said the ability of his team to recover from that disappointment showed a lot about the culture theyve tried to build. A win today would give the Cardinals the schools second 12-win season. We knew there was going to be some highs and lows this season, but our players were able to bounce back. I think about the one loss that we had, we didnt let that game go beat us twice, Strong said. We could have very easily let that game beat us twice, and we didnt. So they have a lot to be proud of. Cardinals junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been Strongs starter for 26 of the 36 victories during his tenure. Despite seeing his numbers tail off slightly down the stretch, Bridgewater enters the Russell Bowl still high on NFL draft boards should he decide to come out. Bridgewater, a Miami native, originally committed to the Hurricanes before re-opening his recruitment after Randy Shannons firing. While a victory against his hometown school could be a nice way to end his college career, whether todays game will be his last in a Cardinals uniform remains unclear. I feel that Im ready, but I also feel that Im not. It can go either way, he said. You always have areas that you can improve. Like I said, after this game I will just evaluate everything. Here are five things to watch in todays game:Teddy ball gameAs Bridgewater has gone, so have the Cardinals. With 28 touchdown passes this season, he enters the game just three shy of breaking Brian Brohms school record of 30.Containing TeddyMiami has at times been vulnerable defending the pass, surrendering 233.4 yards per game through the air, which ranks 71st in the country. It puts a lot on the shoulders of the secondary and CB Tracy Howard, who leads the team with four interceptions.Florida reunionStrong has always recruited Florida hard, and brings a roster to Orlando that has 26 players from the Miami area.Record book watchNot to be outdone, Miami QB Stephen Morris needs just 132 yards to become only the second QB in Miami history with multiple 3,000-yard seasons.Cardinals defenseLouisville features one of the nations top defenses. It ranks second in total defense (257.9 yards per game), second in rushing defense (86.3 ypg) and third in scoring defense, allowing just 12.4 points a game. No. 18 Louisville gets ACC preview against Miami in Russell Athletic Bowl Ready for Teddy Associated PressLouisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a Miami native, will take on the University of Miami in todays Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. Bowl CAPSULES Texas Bowl Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17HOUSTON Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday night. Brisly Estime set up Hunts touchdown with a 70-yard punt return. Estime would have scored if not for a tackle by punter Peter Mortell. It was the secondlongest punt return in Texas Bowl history. Syracuse (7-6) led 14-3 entering the fourth quarter before Mitch Leidner threw two touchdown passes and a 2-point conversion to put the Golden Gophers up 17-14. After the Orange regained the lead, Minnesota attempted two long passes to the end zone on the final plays. The first slipped through the arms of Drew Wolitarsky and the final Hail Mary as time expired was knocked down near the end zone. Minnesota (8-5) got a boost to start the second half when coach Jerry Kill returned to the sideline for the first time since Sept. 28 before Syracuse rallied for the victory. Hunt finished with 188 yards passing and 74 rushing with two scores. Leidner finished with 205 yards passing, Maxx Williams had five receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown and Wolitarsky had 94 yards receiving and a score.Military Bowl Marshall 31, Maryland 20ANNAPOLIS, Md. Rakeem Cato threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, and Marshall used two fourth-quarter scores to rally past Maryland 31-20 Friday in the Military Bowl. The Thundering Herd (10-4) trailed 20-17 before Cato brought them back. After directing a 63-yard march to put Marshall up 24-20 with 12:05 left, Cato clinched it with an 8-yard touchdown throw to Gator Hoskins with 3:42 to play. Cato completed 28 of 44 passes with no interceptions to help Marshall reach double digits in wins for the first time since 2002. The Thundering Herd came in averaging 43 points per game, but its underappreciated defense played a huge role in this one. Maryland (7-6) scored only one touchdown after halftime, and A.J. Leggett followed Catos final TD pass with an interception to set off a celebration among the huge gathering of Marshall fans among the crowd of 30,163. Making its first bowl appearance under third-year coach Randy Edsall, Maryland closed out its association with the Atlantic Coast Conference by falling to the runner-up in Conference USA. The Terrapins will join the Big Ten next year. Brandon Ross rushed for 116 yards for Maryland, and C.J. Brown went 14 for 24 for 197 yards. After a whirlwind first half that produced 30 points and 24 first downs, the teams settled into a defensive struggle in the third quarter. From wire reports Associated PressNotre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees returns to Yankee Stadium today to play his final game for No. 25 Notre Dame (8-4) against Rutgers (6-6) in the Pinstripe Bowl. Associated PressNEW YORK The last time Tommy Rees played at Yankee Stadium, he got to use Derek Jeters locker and led Notre Dame to a victory against Army. That was 2010 and Rees was a freshman. Since then hes been beaten out, benched, booed and suspended. Hes also been called on repeatedly to bail out the Fighting Irish when they have been in a jam, and come through more often than not. Rees returns to Yankee Stadium today to play his final game for No. 25 Notre Dame (8-4) against Rutgers (6-6) in the Pinstripe Bowl. Ive had a unique four years, but I wouldnt trade them for anything, Rees said. The relationships Ive built, the memories I have and some of the things I have been able to do, Ill definitely look back at that. Its been a very humbling experience. Rees wasnt supposed to be the starter for Notre Dame this season, but when Everett Golson was suspended from school for academic issues the senior quarterback was again there to patch the leak. It takes an incredible amount of confidence in ones own ability when youre under such scrutiny when it comes to your play, coach Brian Kelly said Friday. Hes going to obviously be remembered as somebody that has persevered and overcome some highs and some lows. Rees passed for 2,938 yards with 27 touchdowns (highs) this season. He has also thrown 13 interceptions and completed 53.7 percent of his passes (lows). Im not in the business of rating myself, he said. As long as I have the confidence of my teammates thats really at the end of the day what I care most about. Rutgers quarterback Chas Dodd has had a Rees-like career for the Scarlet Knights. He shared the No. 1 quarterback job in 2011, helping Rutgers win two games at Yankee Stadium against Army in the regular season and the Pinstripe Bowl against Iowa State. Dodd hardly played last year as Gary Novas backup. This season Nova struggled mightily and Rutgers turned to Dodd late in the season. He was 19 for 24 for 179 yards and two TD passes in a 31-6 victory against USF in the season finale. I was prepared and I was ready when my number was called, Dodd said. As for the locker room setup, Rees wont find out until today if he draws Jeters again. I definitely wouldnt be disappointed to get it again, he said.

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NFLCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 B5 NFL standingsAFC East WLTPctPFPA y-New England1140.733410318 Miami870.533310315 N.Y. Jets780.467270380 Buffalo690.400319354 South WLTPctPFPA y-Indianapolis1050.667361326 Tennessee690.400346371 Jacksonville4110.267237419 Houston2130.133266412 North WLTPctPFPA y-Cincinnati1050.667396288 Baltimore870.533303318 Pittsburgh780.467359363 Cleveland4110.267301386 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver1230.800572385 x-Kansas City1140.733406278 San Diego870.533369324 Oakland4110.267308419 NFC East WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia960.600418360 Dallas870.533417408 N.Y. Giants690.400274377 Washington3120.200328458 South WLTPctPFPA x-Carolina1140.733345221 New Orleans1050.667372287 Atlanta4110.267333422 Tampa Bay4110.267271347 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago870.533417445 Green Bay771.500384400 Detroit780.467382362 Minnesota4101.300377467 West WLTPctPFPA x-Seattle1230.800390222 x-San Francisco1140.733383252 Arizona1050.667359301 St. Louis780.467339337 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sundays Games St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7 Denver 37, Houston 13 Buffalo 19, Miami 0 Carolina 17, New Orleans 13 Dallas 24, Washington 23 N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14 Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 16 Arizona 17, Seattle 10 N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20, OT San Diego 26, Oakland 13 Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31 New England 41, Baltimore 7 Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11 Mondays Game San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24 Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.NFL playoff scenariosAFC 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 playoffs 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 playoffs 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 or tie, 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 playoffs 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 or tie 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 Bucs Goldson fined $60K for helmet-to-helmet hitNEW YORK Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $60,000 by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey on Sunday. The fine, announced Friday by the league, is the fourth this season for Goldson. Goldson was fined $30,000 for a hit on the New York Jets Jeff Cumberland in Week 1, and had his one-game suspension for a hit on New Orleans Darren Sproles the following week overturned but he had to pay $100,000. Goldson also was suspended one game without pay for a hit on Atlantas Roddy White last month. St. Louis linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was fined $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit. Docked $15,750 were: Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (roughing the passer) and Buffalo wide receiver Robert Woods (throwing a punch).Dolphins RB Thomas questionable against JetsDAVIE Miami Dolphins backup running back Daniel Thomas is questionable for Sundays game against the New York Jets with a left ankle injury that has hampered him in recent weeks. Thomas was limited in practice Friday. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who briefly left last weeks loss at Buffalo with a left knee injury, is listed as probable. He participated fully in practice all week. Eight other players are listed as probable, including defensive tackle Paul Soliai (ankle), safety Chris Clemons (knee and hamstring) and linebacker Koa Misi (triceps), who were all limited in practice Friday.Bears agree to four-year extension with K GouldLAKE FOREST, Ill. The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract extension with kicker Robbie Gould through the 2017 season. The Bears announced the deal Friday. Gould has converted 86 percent of his attempts in his career and ranks as the third most accurate kicker in NFL history behind Mike Vanderjagt (86.5 percent) and Nate Kaeding (86.2 percent). He has hit 26 of 29 field goals this season, including a franchise record 58-yarder against Cincinnati in the season opener. From wire reports NFL BRIEFS Romo out, Orton in for Cowboys Dallas starting quarterback has back surgery Associated PressIRVING, Texas Tony Romos season is over, and the Dallas Cowboys will have to win without their star quarterback in a third straight playoffs-or-bust finale. Coach Jason Garrett said Romo had back surgery Friday, and Kyle Orton will start when Dallas faces Philadelphia on Sunday night with the NFC East title and a postseason berth on the line. Garrett said Romo underwent treatment all week in hopes of playing after injuring his back in a season-saving 24-23 victory against Washington. The winning touchdown came after the injury on Romos fourth-down pass to DeMarco Murray in the final 2 minutes. Romo hurt himself when he tripped over his foot while trying to escape pressure earlier in the fourth quarter. He might have had his finest hour against the Redskins last week, what he did at the end of that ballgame under the circumstances, Garrett said. Pretty special. Romo lost the past two winner-take-all finales to the New York Giants two years ago and Washington last season. He also lost to the Eagles in the same situation in 2008 and now will miss a chance to improve his 1-6 record in elimination games. Hes devastated, Garrett said. Devastated. He puts a lot into this. Philadelphia (9-6) is trying to complete a worst-to-first turnaround from a 4-12 season under first-year coach Chip Kelly. The Cowboys (8-7) want to end a three-year playoff drought and avoid a third 8-8 finish in Garretts three full seasons as coach. Dallas will have to do it without its defensive leader, too. Linebacker Sean Lee will miss his third straight game with a sprained neck. Hell wind up sidelined for five of the last six regular-season games. He was out for two with a hamstring injury. Lee was forced to watch last years season-ending loss to the Redskins with a toe injury sustained in the sixth game. Associated PressDallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said starting quarterback Tony Romo, right, had back surgery Friday and that Kyle Orton, left, will start when Dallas faces Philadelphia on Sunday night with the NFC East title and a postseason berth on the line. Associated PressNew Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has no problem with the current NFL playoffs format, even though the Saints might hav e to play a road game against a team with an inferior record in the first round. Saints coach Payton not upset with current NFL playoffs format Associated PressSean Payton can accept if New Orleans misses the playoffs while a division winner with fewer victories makes it. Hes also OK if the Saints have to go on the road in the postseason against a team with a less impressive record. I kind of like the way it is set up right now, the Saints coach said of the NFL s playoff format, which gives the first four seeds to division winners, regardless of record, and the last two seeds to wild cards. Heading into Sundays regular-season finale, its possible for the Saints to finish as a wild card at 11-5, and go on the road to play the winner of either the NFC North or NFC East divisions teams which may have as few as nine wins (Philadelphia is the only one with a chance to reach 10). The Saints could also miss the playoffs with 10 wins if they lose (and if Arizona beats San Francisco). The system has worked against Payton before. In 2010, the Saints were an 11-5 wild card team, hitting the road to play a 7-9 Seattle team that won a weak NFC West. The Saints lost. Payton said the NFL could fix the problem somewhat by getting rid of byes and letting two more teams from each conference get in. But he doesnt necessarily favor that. We are one of the only sports with the byes, Payton said. We just look at the schedule. What are the rules? What does it take to get in? And then lets go compete and make sure we give ourselves a chance to do that. So for this weekend, we are not really ... looking at the scenarios, the records. We are looking at playing our best game.Taking a flyerUsually, transactions involving NFL practice squads dont make news. The Detroit Lions generated an exception. They signed 24-year-old rugby star Carlin Isles on Thursday to their practice squad. Particularly a guy that doesnt have much of a background, you get a little bit more of an extended look, Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said. That certainly gives you an advantage going in to see if there is any future to move ahead with. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Isles ran a 4.22second 40-yard dash in a workout with the Lions earlier in the week, the Detroit Free Press reported. His speed was impressive, Schwartz acknowledged. Isles, from Massillon, Ohio, ran a 10.13 100-meter dash and 6.68 60-meter dash at Ashland University, where he was an allconference football player. The Lions are going to take a look at him at wide receiver. When youre in rugby and catching the ball, its a lot different, Schwartz said. I wouldnt necessarily classify him as a rugby guy as much as of a track guy. He has a lot more track experience. Thats something over the course of the NFL that thats happened a bunch of times where guys with track experience have come in and some of them have transitioned and some of them havent. He has some natural ability. He played some college football and he has some interesting things. No. 1 of which is speed.Big-game inexperienceOnly 15 Eagles who played on the team when it won the NFC East title in 2010 remain, including injured wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. So one of the youngest rosters in the league also lacks playoff experience going into Sundays winner-take-all game at Dallas. Coach Chip Kelly isnt worried. I think everybody understands whats at stake, he said. Its the first game of the playoffs for us and for them. If you win on Sunday, you get to play again and if you dont win on Sunday, you go home. The Eagles do have key players who went to the playoffs with other teams, including cornerback Cary Williams, safety Patrick Chung and linebackers DeMeco Ryans and Conor Barwin. Williams started for the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens last year. Ryans went to the playoffs with Houston in 2011 and Barwin did so with the Texans in 2011 and 2012. Chung spent the previous four seasons with New England, which won the AFC East each year.

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B6SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Boys soccer looking to stay warm DAVIDPIEKLIK CorrespondentThough boys soccer is on a break for winter recess, that doesnt mean work wont continue to keep streaks alive and stay in shape and ready for when games resume the second week of January.Drill timeThe Lecanto Panthers and Crystal River Pirates are on similar paths as the season nears the playoffs. The Pirates (3-13 overall, 2-11 District 3A-7) and Panthers (3-4-2 overall, 2-2-2 District 4A-4) know they havent reached their full potential. Crystal River has one senior on its team and has had difficulty putting shots on goal and keeping shots away from its own; Lecanto has had goal-scoring spurts with five single-goal games resulting in three losses. Forward Lucas Ripiso said the team will work over break to improve its performance. We have to tell everyone to practice during the break, to not be lazy during the break so we can keep up with the season, Ripiso said. I know we have a really good team and we can go really far this year. Crystal River defender Reese Bresson said his team does well getting together to do drills and scrimmages. Guys call each other up and go meet at a field on Saturday, and we do a lot of that. So I dont think were too worried, Bresson said. Citrus head coach Steve Ekeli said the Hurricanes (12-2-1 overall, 11-2-1 District 3A-7) have seven or eight practices scheduled during the break. On the days theyre not working, theyre going to be working, he said. Going streakingThe Canes are the hottest team in its district right now, riding an 11-game winning streak into last week before a tie to Hudson. Their last game was a dominating 8-0 performance against the Pirates that gave Ekeli his 200th career coaching win. During the streak, they outscored opponents 55-10 and trail district leader Springstead by one win. After years of playing in other districts, Citrus and Crystal River are back in the same one following regular district realigning based on class size. Ekeli looks forward to the matchup after coaching there several years ago and taking two district titles away from the Canes. To me, he said, its the strongest rivalry for us because the programs for so long competed.Stats at a glance Goals21 Josh Marsden, Sr., forward, Citrus. 6 AJ Bass, Soph., forward, Crystal River.Assists9 Josh Marsden, Sr., forward, Citrus.Saves178 Kyle Kidd, Jr., goal keeper, Crystal River. Shutouts3 Dakota Gruzdas, Soph., goal keeper, Citrus. 2 Kyle Kidd, Jr., goal keeper, Crystal River. Gaining traction CR defenders Dingler, Bresson trying to boost PiratesDAVIDPIEKLIK CorrespondentTheres always next year; you hear that often in the sports world for teams in the midst of rebuilding seasons with fading hopes of championship glory. For Raymond Dingler and Reese Bresson, the clock hasnt struck midnight on their soccer season. We could be the Cinderella team, Dingler said. He and Bresson find themselves on the defensive line for the Crystal River Pirates, in a rebuilding year that has just one senior fellow defender Cody Anderson left from last season. The team has had its struggles, entering winter recess with a 3-13 record and low goal production. Dingler is starting at the position for the first time on the varsity squad, and Bresson who also plays football is new to head coach Bobby Verlatos team. Bresson said it took some time getting used to the touches and other soccer skills but that its been a great experience. Dingler said losing 15 seniors from last year has been hard to overcome. When we work as a team, we definitely put together good games and we can challenge any team in the district, Dingler said. We know that were outmanned, out-aged, Bresson added. But we just come ready to play and getter better every week, improve practice. Early in the month, the team was starting to show signs of things coming together, with a 3-1 win against Hudson on Dec. 4, and a 1-0 win against a tough Fivay team two nights later. Then came an 8-1 blowout loss Dec. 11 to district leader Springstead, and the Pirates lost their next five games. The Pirates goal production has been low, while goalkeeper Kyle Kidd has already racked up more than 150 saves. With learning new roles on a team with low expectations, along with extra pressure of mistakes they make being magnified, Bresson and Dingler both like their position. I feel like it takes the pressure off of us because were more of the underdog. No one expects us to win, so we have everything to gain and nothing to lose, Bresson said. Verlato is impressed with their play, adding, We basically threw them into the fire. He has often tweaked the teams lineup for the right chemistry, and changed his defensive strategy to the flat four, which he said the two quickly picked up. Complimenting them on their tenacity and abilities early on, Verlato said, Theyre kind of like spark plugs to the team. The team is now on winter recess and wont play until January. Some might already be looking ahead to next season, Bresson acknowledges. However, he says he wants to give it his best this season. Were young, Bresson stated, but weve still got talent. If we play well, play together as a team, we can give anybody a run if we play a good game and things go our way. MATT PFIFFNER /ChronicleCrystal River sophomore defender Reese Bresson, right, is part of a rebuilt Pirates defense trying to gain traction heading into 2014. Chiefs, 49ers get 8 players each Associated PressHONOLULU Kansas City and San Francisco will have plenty of clout in Honolulu if they dont make it to New Jersey for the Super Bowl. The NFL revealed Friday that the Chiefs and 49ers each had eight players voted into the Pro Bowl, including running backs Jamaal Charles of Kansas City and Frank Gore of San Francisco. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was selected to his 13th Pro Bowl after receiving the most votes among fans, 1.43 million. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was second among fans with 1.2 million votes. The NFL combines votes from fans, players and coaches to determine 86 of 88 Pro Bowl players; the other two players are long-snappers selected by Pro Bowl coaches. Voting ended Thursday. Under a new format this year, NFL greats Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will divvy up the players in a two-day draft before the Jan. 26 game. Offensive and defensive players with the most votes who dont make it past the divisional playoff round will serve as active player captains. Charles said Friday night on a reveal show on the NFL Network that he should be picked first. I think I got the best skillset of anybody on the roster, Charles said. I think I can play wide receiver and then put the ball in my hand, also. The only thing I cant do is throw the ball. Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly said hell be fine wherever hes picked. I dont know, you got to get the guy who scores points, he said. The schoolyard-style selections mean its likely teammates will be forced to play on opposite sides. Players on the winning team will earn $53,000 while the losers will get $26,000 under the collective bargaining agreement. San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman said he thinks it would be weird to have to tackle Gore or Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis. I might not tackle him, Bowman said. Just let him score and get his yards or whatever. Yeah, thatd be weird because that hasnt happened since training camp. Rice and Sanders playfully bantered about possible selections, with Sanders saying he wanted players on his roster who havent been to many Pro Bowls. If you have five years or more, dont even worry about it Im not going to pick you, Sanders said. Go play for Jerry. Rice said later: Youre trying to bait me thats not going to happen. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman received 552,600 votes by fans, the most for any defensive player. Houston defensive end J.J. Watt had just under 410,000 fan votes. San Francisco is set to send eight players to the game for the second year in a row, though its players missed the game earlier this year because they made the Super Bowl, losing to Baltimore. Kansas Citys eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are 11-4 this year up from 2-14 last year and the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into a largely meaningless game for them against San Diego on Sunday. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday he has never been big on Pro Bowl selections. Im happy for the guys when and if they make it. Im proud of them for it, Reid said. But we dont get caught up in all of the individual accolades. (Were) just getting ourselves ready to play. Manning was one of five players selected from Denver, which has a shot at putting up the most points of any team in NFL history. All but five teams had at least one player selected. Atlanta, Green Bay, Jacksonville and both New York teams had zero players selected. 2014 Pro Bowl selectionsSunday, Jan. 26 At Aloha Stadium Honolulu OFFENSE Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks. Wide Receivers Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas (Broncos). Tackles Branden Albert, Chiefs; Jason Peters, Eagles; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Staley, 49ers; Joe Thomas, Bronws; Trent Williams, Redskins. Guards Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens. Centers Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks. Tight Ends Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos. Running Backs Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings. Fullbacks Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers. DEFENSE Defensive Ends Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills. Interior Linemen Gerald McCoy, Bucs; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills. Outside Linebackers John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens. Inside/Middle Linebackers NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers. Cornerbacks Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Bucs; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner, Titans. Free Safeties Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers. Strong Safeties Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers. SPECIAL TEAMS Punters Brandon Fields, Dolphins; Johnny Hekker, Rams. Placekickers Matt Prater, Broncos; Justin Tucker, Ravens. Punt Returners Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dexter McCluster, Chiefs. Special Teamers Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots. Associated PressDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was selected to his 13th Pro Bowl after garnering the most votes among fans with 1.43 million. Associated PressRafael Nadal returns the ball Friday to David Ferrer during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nadal falls to Ferrer in UAE Associated PressABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Novak Djokovic overcame JoWilfried Tsonga to enter the final of the Mubadala Championship for the third time in three years on Friday, but he wont be facing top-ranked Rafael Nadal. Djokovic beat Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-3 in 74 minutes to set up a repeat of last years final against David Ferrer, who knocked out Spanish compatriot Nadal 6-4, 6-4 with breaks in the last game of each set, in 90 minutes of quality tennis. Djokovic was watched by his new part-time coach Boris Becker at the exhibition event. Earlier, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray won his first match following a three-month layoff for a back injury when he beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in the playoff for fifth.Federer arrives for Brisbane IntlBRISBANE, Australia Roger Federer arrived in Australia on Saturday for the Brisbane International with a refreshed outlook for 2014, injury-free and with a new coach on his team. Its the first time in a year that I could practice three, four weeks in a row without any setbacks ... I was able to do more than I thought which is very encouraging, Federer said. I didnt play any exhibitions which allowed me to train extremely hard and for a longer period of time. Federer, who will use the Brisbane event as his only warm-up tournament ahead of the Australian Open which begins Jan. 13 in Melbourne, announced on Facebook that hed hired former Swedish star Stefan Edberg on his coaching team for at least 10 weeks. Federer, the winner of a record 17 Grand Slams, finished the 2013 season ranked No. 6. It was the first year since 2002 he failed to reach a major tournament final. Edberg, a four-time Grand Slam champion, including the Australian Open in 1985 and 1987, joins Federers support team under head coach Severin Luthi. Every time I had training (in the past) I had setbacks, little aches and pains, especially in the back from time to time... which cost me confidence, Federer told Australian Associated Press at Brisbane airport. These last few months have been important for me, feeling that movement is not an issue any more. The Brisbane tournament is also a WTA event which includes Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova as its top draw cards. Next week, the ATP and WTA will again combine at the Sydney International. The Hopman Cup, also part of the Australian Open Series, begins later Saturday with Sam Stosur of Australia facing Canadas Eugenie Bouchard. Bernard Tomic will represent Australia in the mens singles match against Milos Raonic, with mixed doubles to follow. In the other Group A encounter, Poland will play Italy to open the exhibition tournament at Perth Arena.

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RELIGION Section CSATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE For the past several years on Thanksgiving and Christmas, my husband and I have gone to an out of the way place for their Grand Holiday Buffet and they aint lying. Thats one honking spread they put on. Heres just a fraction of this years Christmas menu: roasted pears with herb goat cheese, roasted sweet potato soup with duck cracklings, grilled zucchini with tamarind balsamic reduction, peel-and-eat shrimp with cocktail sauce, made-to-order waffles and omelets, slow-roasted prime rib with Au Jus, roast pork loin with black cherry glaze, traditional sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes, Bananas Foster, orange creamsicle cake, pecan pie and I cant forget the charcuterie station with cheeses and nuts, fresh fruit, liver pts, antipasto meats and assorted breads and butter. Plus, bottomless glasses of champagne. Weeks before we go, we print out the menu and read it out loud, oohing and ahhing and sighing. Drooling and moaning may or may not have taken place on occasion. We look forward to these meals with eager anticipation. However, I must confess that my eagerness is mixed with angst. It seems that although outwardly my stomach may be big and flabby, when it comes to my actual stomach, all you can eat for me is not much. I fill up easily and fast. So every year I strategize over how to approach this annual eating event of Olympic Games scope, such as studying the training tips of championshipwinning competitive eaters like Joey Chestnut, who can scarf down 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Ive tried drinking a gallon of water the day before, hoping to stretch my stomach a bit so I can fit in more food, but so far that hasnt helped. Ive tried wearing loose pants, not eating anything after bedtime the night before, pacing myself as I eat, yet I still cant eat as much as I want. Ive even toyed with the idea of bringing a plasticlined tote bag with me and stuffing it with shrimp scampi and red velvet cake, but thats just wrong. Besides, I havent figured out how to do it without getting caught. It doesnt seem fair. As I carefully fill my plate with teeny taste-size portions of yummy deliciousness, I watch in envy as everyone around me piles their plates with mountain-size servings, eats it all and then goes back for more. Thats what I want! All I want is more. More baby artichokes, more green beans almondine. More bread pudding with bourbon sauce, more linguini, more pie. Alas, its not to be. (One year I did try to go beyond my limit. Lets just say I overflowed. On my shoes.) Recently, I was thinking about our annual buffet pilgrimages and how bountiful and beautiful they always are. I thought about how full I always feel and my intense longing to be able to contain more and what that really meant. I mean other than the obvious triviality, misguided pettiness and sinful gluttony. I remembered what the psalmist wrote: O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him (Psalm 34:8). Another translation says it like this: Oh, put God to the test and see how kind he is! See for yourself the way his mercies shower down on all who trust in him. At the buffet, my husband especially likes the seafood salad and I like the smoked salmon thats always served whenever we go, and throughout the year we remember how good they taste and how we cant wait to taste them again. Someone once said that all of life illustrates biblical truth, and the truth is that, just as Ive tasted roast turkey with giblet gravy and spirited cranberry orange sauce and delighted in its goodness, Ive also tasted the goodness of God and the sweetness of his mercy and grace. He has been kind to me, patient with my foolishness, faithful despite my unfaithfulness, loving me consistently in all of my unloveliness. God has graciously set a table before me (and you, too), that we may feast, not on seafood salad and smoked salmon, as good as that may be, but on himself, never being full because theres always room for more of him, yet always being satisfied. Being satisfied thats all anyone wants anyway. Maybe Ive just been seeking it at the wrong table.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at nkennedy@chronicleonline.com. Welcome to the grand buffet Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES RELIGION BRIEFS But after a passer-by told him she found the message offensive and a local television station inquired about it, the Lighthouse Baptist Church preacher hustled to blunt any uproar by begrudgingly changing the sign to: Jesus Loves You. By no means would I as human or Christian ever put anything on the sign with the intention of hurting or insulting, Butzberger told The Associated Press from his church in North Palm Beach, Fla. The purpose of the sign is to draw people to God, which is, in our business, what were selling. Welcome to the challenge for pastors eager to update the age-old practice of luring in worshippers with messages on marquees out front of the church. Long the place for Gospel quotes and Christmas Eve sermon hours, now the signs are often clever, pithy or funny. But pastors are finding that joking about religion is a serious business, and its easy to cross a line. When Darrin Lee launched his suburban Detroit church six years ago, he had just 11 members, a rickety old building and a plywood board marquee. The sign was replaced, thanks to a benefactors $5,000 donation, with a roadside one Lee now uses for slogans he credits for helping his Cornerstone Baptist Church flock grow to more than 100. I think that sign added life to this church, saying, Hey, were up to date. Were not some old relic church, he said from his church, which is passed daily by about 45,000 vehicles. When you look at other churches with marquees that dont put up messages, I think theyre missing the boat. Though he has hit a few bumps. One of his slogans Dont Let Worry Kill You. Let The Church Help made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, leaving him to offer the obligatory confirmation that obviously were not in the killing business. One caller wanted to chat about See SIGNS/ Page C2 Walking a fine line WASHINGTON Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertsons suspension by the A&E network shows that militant activist groups want to silence the kind of biblical views that Barack Obama expressed when he was running for president in 2008. On Fox News Sunday, Huckabee said that when Obama spoke in 2008 at Saddleback Church, he made it very clear that he opposed same-sex marriage, and he said he did so because he was a Christian and because of his biblical views. In that appearance, Obama told Pastor Rick Warren, I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman, and added, For me as a Christian, its also a sacred union. You know, Gods in the mix. Huckabee has launched an online petition calling on A&E to reinstate Robertson to the hit reality series. He said Christians dont consider homosexual acts worse than other sins, and believe that all people are sinners in need of Gods forgiveness. Huckabee sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and has said that he may run again in 2016. Apollo 8 astronaut marks 1968 broadcast CHICAGO An astronaut who was aboard the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon has marked the missions 45th anniversary in front of the actual spacecraft. Retired Captain James Lovell Jr. re-enacted the Apollo 8s live Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. During that broadcast, astronauts read the first 10 verses of the book of Genesis from the Bible. On Monday, Lovell and several high school students took turns reading in front of an Apollo 8 module thats housed at Chicagos Museum of Science and Industry. Lovell says they chose Genesis because its central to three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. According to NASA, millions tuned in during the original broadcast. Lovell was a command module pilot on Apollo 8 and went on to be commander of Apollo 13. Huckabee backs Duck Dynasty patriarch BETHLEHEM, West Bank In a Christmas message, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has referred to Jesus as a Palestinian messenger of hope. Few scholars dispute that Jesus was Jewish. But Palestinian officials said Abbas used the term in a historic context, applying to all those in the Holy Land at the time, regardless of religion. Abbas emailed comments Monday appeared to be part of an effort to reach global public opinion and strengthen links between the Palestinian and Christian narratives. Abbas said Jesus was a Palestinian messenger who would become a guiding light for millions. A majority of Palestinians including Abbas are Muslims, but he and his predecessor Yasser Arafat have called for unity of Palestinian Christians and Muslims. Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, is a Palestinian town in the West Bank. Abbas: Jesus Christ was a Palestinian VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has visited his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, to exchange Christmas greetings. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper show the two men, dressed in identical white robes save for Francis cape, chatting in a sitting room inside Benedicts retirement home during the visit Monday. They also prayed together in the adjoining chapel. Benedict was looking well, using a cane for support while they stood in prayer. Since Benedicts retirement in February, the two men have met only once publicly. Popes exchange Christmas greetings Church officials say theres an art to writing those pithy sign salvos JIMSUHR Associated PressST. LOUISPastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida churchs marquee read: Christmas Easier to spell than Hanukkah.A sign outside Cornerstone Baptist Church displays its message to drivers in Farmington Hills, Mich. 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evolution after his marquee read: If Man Came From Apes, Why Do We Still Have Apes. Dozens of websites and social media sites collect pictures of church signage, celebrating those that seem to work Many Who Seek God at the Eleventh Hour Die at 10:30 or panning others, such as, Stop, Drop and Roll Doesnt Work in Hell. Some even inspired books. Pam Paulson and her husband, Steve, took a four-year, 122,000-mile trek through all 50 states to chronicle interesting church marquees after noticing the changing signs at two churches near their Florida home. With a van full of hundreds of maps, it was a slow go after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with churches seldom straying from patriotic themes. But around the middle of the decade, Pam Paulson said, cleverer messages began emerging. A lot of people we talked to thought it was just a good way to get people to at least acknowledge their church. It was true, the 59-year-old Methodist said. We werent looking for the humorous, but they were always the ones that caught our attention. And thats the point, according to Wes Henson, pastor at the Walnut Street Baptist Church in southern Illinois city of Carbondale. He admitted he once drew an earful from a woman angry about the potential sexual innuendo when his marquee read, Waking up and shouting, Oh God is not the same as being in church. I guess I did that on a day I felt bold and confident, Henson said. But when you have something on there that catches attention, at least for a moment, it means at least theyre thinking about your church. Churches largely are left on their own when it comes to marquees. The 13 million-member United Methodist Church doesnt tell its congregations what to write, said Larry Holland, the churchs global communications chief. But it offers a big suggestion: Make them welcoming, nonjudgmental and theologically accurate. We do take them seriously because they are a communications level. We consider them to be grassroots, Holland said. But the messages should be fresh and avoid negative slogans, such as hells waiting for you kinda thing, said Woody Murray, a former advertising agency worker who in recent years wrote a column about church signs. A clever message wears old in a few days, like television commercials that have a joke, said Murray, a suburban Nashville Baptist now working for Gideons International. Once you see it, you dont wanna see it again. Sources of the signage run the gamut, from sermons to pithy themes found on road trips. At West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church in southern Illinois Mount Vernon, Brad Henson gets much of his guidance from the Internet making the task far easier than when he used a 3-inch-thick book of illustrations. Henson, whose church sign has sported such messages as A closed mouth gathers no foot and Dairy Queen is not the only place that has awesome Sundays, acknowledged that motorists who see his signs may never come into his church. But thats not his goal. Henson said its simply about preaching in a different, sometimes softer, way with messages that provoke thought or provide comfort to those passing by. Thats an awesome ministry, whether they darken the doors of our church or not, he said. Thats really powerful as far as Im concerned.C2SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION 2101 N. Florida Ave. Hernando FL 726-6144 Nursery Provided CHILDREN YOUTH SENIORS Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Praise & Worship 10:40 A.M. Praise Service 6:00 P M Praise & Prayer (Wed.) 7:00 P M Randy T. Hodges, Pastor 000DIW5 www.hernandonazarene.org Nursery Provided 2180 N.W. Old Tallahassee Rd. (12th Ave.) Crystal River Church of Go d Church Phone 795-3079 000DIXH Sunday Morning Adult & Childrens Worship 8:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Life Application Service Jam Session Youth Ministries & Teen Kid (ages 4-11) 7:00 PM Saturday Informal Worship w/Communion 5:00 PM Sunday Early Service w/Communion 8:00 AM Sunday School All Ages 9:30 AM (Coffee Fellowship hour @ 9:00 AM) Sunday Traditional Service w/Communion 10:30 AM Special services are announced. Nursery provided. St. Timothy Lutheran Church ELCA 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River For more information call 795-5325 www.sttimothylutherancrystalriver.com Rev. David S. Bradford, Pastor 000DJI2 000DJD7 HERNANDO Sunday School 8:45 AM 9:30 AM Fellowship 9:30 AM Worship Service 10:00 AM Nursery is Provided. Individual Hearing Devices Ministries and Activities for all Ages. 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (486) (1 1 2 miles from Hwy. 41) For information call (352) 726-7245 www.hernandoumcfl.org Reverend Jerome Jerry Carris United Methodist Church A Safe Sanctuary for Children and Families Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Crystal River CHURCH OF CHRIST A Friendly Church With A Bible Message. Corner of U.S. 19 & 44 East Sunday Services 10:00 A M 11:00 A M 6:00 P M Wednesday 7:00 P M Come Worship With Us! Bible Questions Please Call Ev. George Hickman 795-8883 746-1239 000DIWM ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH Serving Southwest Citrus County MASSES: Saturday . . 4:30 P M Sunday . . . 8:00 A M . . . . . . . . . 10:30 A M 000DJI1 U.S. 19 1 4 mile South of West Cardinal St., Homosassa 628-7000 www.gracebiblehomosassa.org email: gbc@tampabay.rr.com Men & Ladies Bible Studies, TOPS, Infant & Toddler Nursery 000DJCL 1 1 2 mi. east of U.S. 19 6382 W. Green Acres St. P.O. Box 1067 Homosassa, FL. 34447-1067 Pastor: Rev. Ray Herriman (352) 628-5631 Sunday 9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . Discovery Time 11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . Praise & Worship 6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . Evening Service Monday 6:15 PM . . . . . . . . . . Teens Tuesday 6:15 PM........Awana (Sept. Apr.) Wednesday 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 13158 Antelope St. Spring Hill, FL 34609 352-686-7034 Rabbi Lenny Sarko Services Fridays 8PM Saturdays 10AM Religious School Sundays 9AM-Noon Temple Beth David 000DJI8 000DJH8 795-4479 St. Benedict Catholic Church U.S. 19 at Ozello Rd. MASSES Vigil: 5:00pm Sun.: 8:30 & 10:30am DAILY MASSES Mon. Fri.: 8:00am HOLY DAYS As Announced CONFESSION Sat.: 3:30 4:30pm Catholic Church St. Scholastica St. Scholastica 4301 W. Homosassa Trail Lecanto, Florida www.stscholastica.org Sunday Masses 9:00 am 11:30 am Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Weekday Masses 8:30 am Confessions Saturday 2:45 -3:30 pm (352) 746-9422 000DJHX THE SALVATION ARMY CITRUS COUNTY CORPS. SUNDAY Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship Hour 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY: Home League 11:30 A.M. Capt. Phillip Irish Capt. Lynn Irish 712 S. School Ave. Lecanto 513-4960 000DJGW 000DJH3 S T A NNE S C HURCH A Parish in the Anglican Communion Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Morning Prayer & Daily Masses 4th Sunday 6:00p.m. Gospel Sing A long 9870 West Fort Island Trail Crystal River 1 mile west of Plantation Inn 352-795-2176 www.stannescr.org To be one in Christ in our service, as His servants, by proclaiming His love. Rector: Fr. Kevin G. Holsapple SERVICES Sunday AM Bible Study 9:30 Worship 10:30 Sunday PM Worship 6:00 Wednesday PM Bible Study 7:00 EVANGELIST Bob Dickey 000DJIV 9592 W. Deep Woods Dr. Crystal River, FL 34465 352-564-8565 www.westcitruscoc.com Church of Christ West Citrus CR 495/Citrus Ave. US Hwy. 19 W. Deep Woods Dr. West Citrus Church of Christ The Church in the Heart of the Community with a Heart for the Community MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 000DJE8 2105 N. Georgia Rd., PO Box 327 Crystal River, FL 34423 Church Phone (352)563-1577 SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 A M Morning Service 11:00 A M Wed. Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study~ 6:30 P M HOMOSASSA 1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 Pastor Kip Younger Phone 628-4083 8831 W. Bradshaw St. Learn More at www.1umc.org 000GBQG 000DJIO SEEKING? SEEKING? SEEKING? Here, youll find a caring family in Christ! 4801 N. Citrus Ave. (2 Mi. N Of US 19) 795-3148 www.crumc.com Rev. David Rawls, Pastor Sunday Worship 9:00 am Traditional Service 10:30 am Contemporary Service with Praise Team Bible Study A t 9:00 & 10:30 F or all ages. Wednesday 6:30 Nursery available at all services. Youth Fellowship Sunday 4:00 Wednesday 6:30 Bright Beginnings Preschool 6 Weeks-VPK Mon. Fri. 6:30a.m.-6pm. 795-1240 A Stephen Ministry Provider C rystal R iver U nited M ethodist C hurch 1160 N. Dunkenfield Ave. 795-6720 A FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP Sunday 10:30 A M Wednesday Christian Ed 7:00 P M Prayer Sat. 4-6pm Pastor John Hager Crystal River Foursquare Gospel Church 000DJ95 First Baptist Church of Homosassa Come Worship with Us 10540 W. Yulee Drive Homosassa 628-3858 Rev. J. Alan Ritter Troy Allen, Director of Student Ministries Sunday 9:00 am Sunday School (All Age Groups) 10:30 am Worship Celebration Choir / Special Music / Kidz Worship Sunday Night 6 pm Worship Celebration Wednesday Night 6:30 pm Worship Celebration Childrens Awanas Group Youth Activities www.fbchomosassa.org 000DJ71 Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!!000DJMK Associated PressUniversity Baptist Church in Carbondale, Ill. uses short, catchy phrases with Bible verses on its sign as a teaser to encourage people to discover the meaning within the Bible itself. 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Music & more The public is invited to a gospel concert by The Taylors at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 12, at Rock Crusher Road Church, 419 N. Rock Crusher Road. The Taylors are a brother-sister gospel quartet from North Carolina. They were nominated Favorite New Mixed Group of the Year for 2013 by Singing News Fans. The Taylors were also nominated as a Top 10 Mixed Quartet for 2012 and 2013. Call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusher church.com. The Rick Webb family will perform Sunday, Jan. 12, at Hernando Church of the Nazarene, 2101 N. Florida Ave., off U.S. 41 in Hernando. Celebration Sounds choir & orchestra will open the concert at 5:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is no cost. A love offering will be collected. All Citrus County musicians are invited to join in the community jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Hilton Hall at Floral City United Methodist Church. Bring your instruments/voices and join in the fun. Call 352-344-1771. The Saturday night Gospel Jubilee takes place the last Saturday night monthly at First Church of God 5510 Jasmine Lane, Inverness. Everyone is invited to come to enjoy or come and participate. Prepare a number, bring your instrument if you have one and join in this full-filled evening. Great music, fun, food, fellowship and never a charge. Call 352-344-3700.Special events Rock Crusher Road Church welcomes Pastor Michael Chambliss. Pastor Chambliss joined the staff of the church as senior pastor on Nov. 17. Pastor Chambliss previously served as childrens pastor and handles administrative pastoral duties for New Life at Park Street Church in Jacksonville. Rock Crusher Road Church is at 419 N. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. Call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusherchurch.com. Come and celebrate Kwanzaa from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Old Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Square in Inverness. Admission is one nonperishable food item. Call Lillian Smith at 352-637-3572 or Carol Bowers at 352270-3866. Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto will celebrate the first Sunday after Christmas with Holy Eucharist services at 5 p.m. today and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. New Years Eve at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday is evening prayer in the chapel. St. Margarets Episcopal Church will celebrate the first Sunday after Christmas Day with Holy Eucharist Rite 1 at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist Rite 2 at 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The food pantry will be open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday only this week. It will be closed Wednesday due to the New Years Day holiday. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists fellowship will host its next Forgotten Film Festival at 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 2 to 30. The film schedule is as follows: Thursday Tea With Mussolini. Expatriates in pre-war Florence, Italy, try to maintain their lifestyle out of harms way. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Cher. Jan. 9 No film scheduled. Jan. 16 Hyde Park on Hudson. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, invite the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. A charming and fresh look at true events. Starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney. Jan. 23 Rabbit Proof Fence. Australian film about three aboriginal girls who escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the outback. Jan. 30 Ladies in Lavender. Two sisters whose quiet lives dramatically change when they discover a badly injured young foreigner washed ashore near their coastal home in pre-war England. Starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists fellowship is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. 41), Citrus Springs. Visit www.naturecoastuu.org. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills will host its monthly outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, on the church property at 6 Roosevelt Boulevard in Beverly Hills off North Lecanto Highway (County Road 491). Shoppers are welcome. Up to 50 commercial and private vendors from throughout Citrus County are expected to display their wares. Commercial vendors and private individuals are welcome to bring and sell goods. Spaces are available for $10 and should be reserved in advance. Coffee, sodas doughnuts and hotdogs will be available for breakfast and lunch. This church-sponsored flea market takes place the first Saturday monthly, September through May. The next flea market is Feb. 1. For more information or to reserve a space, call Rose Mary at 352-527-6459 or e-mail wjeselso@tampa bay.rr.com. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a program titled Jews in the Civil War, presented by Channah Zimmerman, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at First Congregational Church, 7171 State Road 200, Ocala. For tickets ($8), call Judi at 352-237-8277, Sonia at 352307-3662 or Estelle at 352861-2452. This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. The Catholic Womens Club of Our Lady of Fatima Church will sponsor its annual Military Card Party on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall, 550 U.S. 41 South, Inverness. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch is at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Entrance fee of $12 includes lunch buffet, coffee and desserts, and many prizes. Funds raised benefit the Pregnancy Center and Helping Hands. For information and reservations, call Ann Maccabee at 352-637-4515 or Joan Wirthman at 352419-6232. Everyone is invited to a baked ziti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon. Donation is $7 and $3 for children 12 and younger. Takeout will be available. Call 352-489-2685 for more information. The Womens Ministry of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness, will host Lisa Whelchel on Saturday,RELIGIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 C3 000DJC6 Reverend Kenneth C. Blyth Pastor 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, Florida Building is Barrier-Free gshernando.org Worship 8:30 am 11:00 am Fellowship After Worship Weekly Communion Sunday School 9:45 am Nursery Provided 3790 E. Parsons Point Rd. Hernando, FL 34442 352-726-6734 Visit us on the Web at www.fbchernando.com 000DJ6X Reaching and restoring lives through Jesus Christ Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m.. Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Keith Dendy First Baptist Church Of Hernando First Baptist Church Of Hernando First Presbyterian Stephen Ministry Congregation 000DJDT Hwy. 44 E @ Washington Ave., Inverness Sunday Services Traditional 8:00 AM 11:00 AM Casual Service 9:30 AM 5th Sunday of Any Month Combined 10am Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM Nursery Provided Fellowship & Youth Group Sunday Evening Web Site: www.fpcinv.org Podcast: fpcinv.com Church Office 637-0770 Pastor James Capps First Baptist Church 8545 Magnolia 726-4296 Sunday Schedule 8:30 AM Contemporary Worship Service 9:45 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 6:00 PM Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Music, Youth, Fellowship A warm, friendly Church Nursery Available www.fbcfloralcity.org 000DJ6D of Floral City Rev. John Rothra Redemption Christian Church SUNDAY Bible School . . . . . . 9:00 Worship . . . . . . . . . 10:15 WEDNESDAY Bible School . . . . . . 6:30 Currently meeting at East Citrus Community Center 9907 East Gulf-to-Lake Highway Pastor Todd Langdon For more information call 352-422-6535 000DJGV Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills 746-2144 (1 Block East of S.R. 491) Holy Days To Be Announced VIGIL MASSES: 4:00 P M & 6:00 P M ************ SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M & 10:30 A M ************* SPANISH MASS: 12:30 P M ************* CONFESSIONS: 2:30 P M to 3:15 P M Sat. or By Appointment ************* WEEKDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M www.ourladyofgracefl .catholicweb.com 000DJFB 000DJID Floral City United Methodist Church 8478 East Marv in St. (across from Floral City School) Sunday School 9:05 A M Sunday Worship Service 10:30 A M Sanctuary 8:00 A M Service in the 1884 Church Bible Study Tuesday 10:00 A M Wednesday 6:00 P M Wheel Chair Access Nursery Available Rev. Mary Gestrich Church 344-1771 WEBSITE: floralcitychurch.com We strive to make newcomers feel at home. Beverly Hills Community Church 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Florida (352) 746-3620 Pastor Stewart R. Jamison III Email: bhcchurch@embarqmail.com Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Sunday Coffee/Conversation 8:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday, Monthly Where Christ is Proclaimed! 000DIW3 Shepher d of the Hills E PISCOPAL C HURCH Our mission is to be a beacon of faith known for engaging all persons in the love and truth of Jesus Christ. 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (CR 486) Lecanto, Florida (4/10 mile east of CR 491) www.SOTHEC.org Services: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am Healing Service Wednesday 10:00 am 000DJGZ SUNDAY 10:00 AM Family Worship (Coffee Fellowship 9:30-10:00) 000DJEJ N ORTH R IDGE CHURCH Non-Denominational Church Citrus County Realtors Association Building. 714 S. Scarboro Ave. & SR 44 Pastor Kennie Berger 352-302-5813 WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM Home Bible Study (Call for location) Rooted in Scripture, Relevant for Today! Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Spoken Holy communion Worship 8:00 a.m. Christian Education 9:00 a.m. Sung Holy Communion Worship 10:00am Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000DJD9 935 S. Crystal Glen Dr., Lecanto Crystal Glen Subdivision Hwy. 44 just E. of 490 527-3325 (L.C .M.S.) COME WORSHIP WITH US Sunday Service 9:30 A.M. Sunday Bible Study & Childrens Sunday School 11 A.M. Saturday Service 6:00 P.M. Weekly Communion Fellowship after Sunday Worship Calendar of events Audio of sermons available at www.faithlecanto.com 000DIY5 Rev. Stephen Lane 00070P2 Faith Lutheran Church A Heart From God... A Heart For Others. Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus 5863 W. Cardinal St. Homosassa Springs, FL 34446 Telephone: (352) 628-7950 Pastor Dale Wolfe Tuesday Mid-Week Meeting 7:00 pm Sabbath-Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am www.homosassaadventist.com 000DJHR Homosassa Springs 000DIVY All are invited to our Healing Services 352-726-4033 First Church of Christ, Scientist Inverness 224 N. Osceola Ave. Sunday Services 10:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Wed. Testimony Meeting 4:00 PM 000DJ8Y COME Worship With The Church of Christ Floral City, Florida Located at Marvin & Church streets. Established in 33 A.D. in Jerusalem by Jesus Christ. A warm welcome always awaits you where we teach the true New Testament Christian Faith. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Steve Heneghan, Minister CHURCH OF CHRIST Floral City, FL. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wed./Eve. Bible Study 6:00 p.m. H ERNANDO S EVENTH DAY A DVENTIST C HURCH 1880 N. Trucks Ave. Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 344-2008 Sabbath Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Mid-Week Meeting 7:00 pm Pastor Dale Wolfe www.hernandoadventist.com 000DJCO Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus Sunday Services: Traditional Service . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 AM Contemporary Service . 10:30 AM Wednesday Night: Adult Classes . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM Boys and Girls Brigade . . 7:00 PM Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM Rev. Larry Powers Senior Pastor I NVERNESS C HURCH OF G OD Welcome Home Located at 416 Hwy. 41 South in Inverness Just Past Burger King Church Office 726-4524 Also on Site Little Friends Daycare and Learning Center 000DJDV Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000DJMR ReligionNOTES See NOTES / Page C4

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Associated PressMARINE CITY, Mich. A Marine City church has celebrated its final Christmas. Next month, it will close for good. Marine City United Methodist Church, which has been a presence in the areas spiritual community for 162 years, will hold a final service on Jan. 26, and the doors will be shut for good five days later. My parents were married here. I was married here. My son was married here, Darlene Markel, a church member who lives in St. Clair Countys Cottrellville Township, told the Times Heraldof Port Huron. I was baptized here, my son was baptized here and my grandchildren were baptized here. The churchs membership has declined from a high of 650 to 700 in the 1950s to the current roster of 56. Thats total membership, including shut-ins and people who dont live in the area but are still members, said church member Harvey Finsterwald. The church doesnt have a full-time minister. The Rev. Carol Floyd, a retired Methodist minister, works 10 hours per week, split between Sundays and Tuesday mornings. Feb. 8, 2014. Whelchel starred in the TV show The Facts of Life as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner. She is an actress, singer, songwriter, author and public speaker. In 2012, she appeared on Survivor in the Philippines. She has been a regular speaker with Women of Faith Conference since 2009. Tickets can be purchased online at www .itickets. com or at the church office. Call Cornerstone at 352-7267335 or email strong foundations@hotmail.com. The church is at 1100 W. Highland Blvd. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mens Association is sponsoring its annual trip to Tampa Bay Downs for an exciting day of thoroughbred horseracing on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The trip includes round-trip bus transportation from the church parking lot, entry fee and reserved seating in the clubhouse, racing form and a hot buffet lunch, all for $45 per person. For ticket reservations, call C. Taylor at 352-746-5584 or Lloyd Manning at 352489-0289. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church offers Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays featuring regular, double and special bingos, together with a jackpot and pickle game. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Kitchen features homemade soups and sandwiches. The church is on U.S. 41, three miles north of Dunnellon. Community Christian Karate Club (CCKC) offers a Citrus County group for learning karate skills, working on cardio, and meeting new friends. Three different classes for three different age groups are offered: the 4to 7-year-old class, 8to 12-year-old class, and the teen/adult class. Classes take place Tuesday evenings at New Hope Baptist Church, 8635 W. Goodman Lane, Homosassa. Cost is $25 a month with discounts for families. For more information, contact 5th degree black belt instructor Greg Gunn at 352428-6348 or email ggunn14 @gmail.com or visit www.topgunnkarate.com. The Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on U.S. 41 in Dunnellon play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Horseshoes are provided to anyone needing them along with instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance. Women, children and persons who have never pitched horseshoes before are invited to attend and share in the fun and fellowship. Call 352-489-5954. A Christian Bible-based spiritual recovery group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Living Water Ministry Complex, 1 Beverly Hills Blvd., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Helping Hands Thrift Store, a ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 604 U.S. 41 S. Proceeds fund the food pantry. The store accepts donations of household items, clothing and small appliances. Call 352-726-1707.Study & support The Genesis Project, an in-depth analysis and discussion of the text of Genesis, is conducted from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Congregation Beth Sholom, 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. A class on the Hebrew alphabet is also offered from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays. Both classes are taught by Hazzan Mordecai Kamlot. Call 352-643-0995. St. Pauls Lutheran Church, at 6150 N. Lecanto Highway in Beverly Hills, continues its weekly Bible Information Class conducted by the Rev. Mark Gabb for anyone in the community at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays in the fellowship room. Call 352-489-3027. The public is welcome to Zen meditation sessions at 2:45 p.m. Sundays at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto (off C.R. 491). Call 352-464-4955. C4SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION Special Event or Weekly Services Please Call Theresa Holland at 564-2940For Advertising Information Special Event or Weekly Services Please Call Theresa Holland at 564-2940For Advertising Information Pastor, Dairold & Bettye Rushing 4201 So. Pleasant Grove Rd. (Hwy. 581 So.) Inverness, FL 34452 OFFICE: (352) 726-1107 Where everyone is special! Jesus Christ-central theme of our worship Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship 7:00 p.m. Ministries for all ages Nursery Available 000DIYG First Assembly of God 000GYI8 First Baptist Church of Lake Rousseau SBC Joseph W. (Joe) Schroeder, Pastor SERVICES Sunday 11:00am & 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm Magnifying Gods name by bringing people to Jesus 7854 W. Dunnellon Rd (CR 488) Ph. 352-795-5651 Cell 352-812-8584 Email: pastorjoe10@gmail.com Check us out on Facebook 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Rd. Inverness, FL 34452 (2 mi. so. of Applebees) Come as you are. (352) 726-2522 REV. SARAH CAMPBELL Senior Pastor of Inverness Sunday School 9:00 AM Adults 10:30 AM All Ages Sunday Worship 9:00 AM Contemporary 9:00 AM Vertical Kids 10:30 AM Traditional Wednesday Worship 6:00 PM Vertical Youth 000DJE6 Come To S T M ARGARET S E PISCOPAL C HURCH In Historic Downtown Inverness 1 Block N.W. Of City Hall 114 N. Osceola Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 726-3153 Services: Sun. Worship 8 & 10:30 A.M. Wednesday 12:30 P M Morning Prayer 9:00 A M MonFri Fr. Gene Reuman, Pastor Celebrating 120 years 000DJHC www.stmaggie.org Dr. Ray Kelley Minister Sunday: 9:00 A M Sunday School 10:15 A M Worship Service Wednesday: 6:00 P M Bible Study First For Christ...John 1:41 F IRST C HRISTIAN C HURCH O F I NVERNESS 000dje1 We welcome you and invite you to worship with our family. 2018 Colonade St., Inverness 344-1908 www.fccinv.com Pastor John Fredericksen Rightly dividing the word of truth II Timothy 2:15 Grace Bible Fellowship 4947 East Arbor St., Inverness, FL 352-726-9972 Sunday Bible Study . . . . . . 9:15 AM Worship Service . 10:15 AM Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . 7:00 PM 000GNBN Nursery and play yard. Follows Les Feldick Teaching Great Music, Fine Fellowship, Good Food! Never A Charge, Come prepared to participate! 000GMQX Pastor Tom Walker I NVERNESS First C HURCH OF G OD 5510 E. Jasmine Ln., Inverness 344-3700 Saturday Nite The Ovations in Concert 6:00 P.M. JOIN IN THE FUN JOIN IN JOIN IN THE FUN THE FUN Pastor Terry Roberts Ph: 726-0201 Independent Fundamental Cross road Bap tist Chu rch 000DIWC Youre invited to our Services Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday 10:45 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM 5335 E. J asmine Lane, Inverness 1 2 Miles North Of K-Mart Off 41 North (Formally Calvary Bible Church Location) Our Lady of Fatima C ATHOLIC C HURCH 726-1670 550 U.S. Hwy. 41 South, Inverness, Florida 000DJEX Weekday Mass: 8 A.M. Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 P.M. Saturday Confessions: 2:30 3:30 P.M. Sunday Masses: Winter Schedule 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. Sunday Masses: Summer Schedule (June August) 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. Holy Communion Every Sunday at 7:45am & 10:00am The Rev. Thomas Beaverson F IRST L UTHERAN C HURCH 47 Years of Bringing Christ to Inverness Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 A M 726-1637 Missouri Synod www.1stlutheran.net 1900 W. Hwy. 44, Inverness 000DJDD 000DJ75 Pastor Tom Walker I NVERNESS First C HURCH OF G OD 5510 E. Jasmine Ln. Non-denominational Sunday: 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM Wed: 6:00 PM Bible Study Do you enjoy Bible Study, Gospel Singing, Pitch-in Dinners, singing the old hymns? Then youll enjoy this Church family. Home of Saturday Night Gospel Jubilee. Last Saturday of each month at 6pm. 000DJIS A place to belong. A place to become. Victory Baptist Church At Sunday School 9:45 AM Worship 10:45 AM Sunday Evening 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM Choir Practice 8:00 PM Highway 41 North, turn at Sportsman Pt. Quality Child Care Pastor Gary Beehler 352-465-8866 5040 N Shady Acres Dr. 726-9719 General Conference 1370 N. Croft Ave. Inverness, FL 34451 Telfono: (352) 341-1711 ORDEN DE SERVICIOS: DOMINGOS: 9:30 AM Escuela Biblica Dominical 10:30 AM Adoracin y Prdica MARTES: 7:00 PM Culto de Oraci n JUEVES: 7:00 PM Estudios Bblicos Les Esperamos! PRIMERA IGLESIA HISPANA DE CITRUS COUNTY Inverness, Florida Asambleas de Dios David Pinero, Pastor ~ 000DJ7I Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000DJMO NOTESContinued from Page C3 Michigan church set to close after 162 years Associated PressStained glass windows at the United Methodist Church in Marine City, Mich. The 162-year-old church is closing Jan. 31.

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Submit information at least two weeks before the ev ent. Multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle offices in In verness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an ev ent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Come learn to dance, Carolina styleCarolina Shag lessons will begin at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Certified instructor June Queripel has more than 50 years experience teaching dancing. Participants will learn the basics and several easy moves. Classes are $5 per session for four weeks; more if desired. For more information, call 352-527-5993.Pine Ridge Association to fill vacanciesThe Pine Ridge Association will take nominations through Jan. 31 to fill three vacancies on the Board of Directors for April 2014. Applications and resume format are available at the Pine Ridge office. The deadline to submit a resume and application is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. For more information, call the Pine Ridge Property office at 352-746-0899.Thinkers to look at aura photographyThe New Age Thinkers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Unity Church-Citrus, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Guest speaker will be Linda Bloser. Aura photography reveals the energy field around the physical body, reported to reveal personality traits, emotional characteristics, mental processes and how spiritual energy is experienced. Bloser has been conducting aura photo sessions with in-depth interpretations for more than 10 years. For more information, visit www.newagethinkers.org or call Donna at 352-628-3253.Legion post invites all to come jamEveryone is welcome to join the American Legion Allen Rawls Post 77 at a jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, with Nashville artist John Thomas and the Ramblin Fever Band. Entertainers, those who enjoy playing instruments or singing, and those who want to just enjoy the music are welcome. Cost is $5 at the door; food and soft drinks are available for a donation. The post is at 4375 Little Al Point in Inverness. For more information, call 352-476-2134, 352476-7001 or 352-726-0444. COMMUNITYPage C5SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Humanitarians OF FLORIDA Prius Special to the ChroniclePrius is a soft, sweet and pretty kitten with a lovely black and white tuxedo coat. She is all fixed up and ready for her forever home. There are many varieties of felines to choose from, as well. Drop by and enjoy the felines in their cage-free, homestyle environment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Humanitarians Hardin Haven on the corner of State Road 44 and North Conant Avenue, east of Crystal River. Call the Haven at 352-613-1629 for adoptions, or view most of the felines online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/fl18 6.html. NEWS NOTES Special to the ChronicleWhat had been an altruistic dream for three Citrus County residents has finally become reality through the bequest of a dying friend. Aviva Mayer said she and her friends Connie and Rick Leiser had long dreamed of creating a center for yoga and Reiki that would serve anyone who wanted to get involved. The center would be free and would allow people who couldnt afford to pay for classes to learn about and get involved in the two disciplines. Both yoga and Reiki pursue spiritual and physical well-being. Though involved with spiritual health and richness, neither is religion oriented, said Aviva and Connie, which is why people of all persuasions find them comfortable and helpful within their various belief systems. Both involve practices and methods that originated in the Far East, but they are methods proven useful and therapeutic in modern Western health care. They are utilized in many hospitals around the nation; for example, the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Practitioners describe Reiki as an ancient and simple system used to help the body restore its natural balance, thus helping to free up blocked energy. Mayer is a certified yoga teacher of Hatha yoga, as well as a Reiki master. She has been involved with yoga for 30 years. The Leisers are certified Reiki masters and teachers. Mayer said the trios idea was to open a mind-body center free to the public and dedicated to spiritual and physical health of anyone who wanted to participate. They had been holding free classes for anyone who wanted to come at a house in Canterbury Estates, a Citrus Hills subdivision near Hernando Elementary School. Then, an old friend from South Florida who was also deeply involved in yoga and Reiki died. The four friends had long pursued their interests in yoga and Reiki together there before Mayer and the Leisers moved to Citrus. Mayer had met Connie and Rick in a Reiki class. Mayer was especially close to their friend Erwin Bloom and she said when he checked in to an expensive holistic center for ongoing health problems, they visited him and were impressed by the center. Thats where the dream was born of providing those kinds of experiences to people who couldnt afford such centers. Bloom died not too long afterward and he left Mayer a sum of money. He said I would know best what to do with it. And she did. It wasnt an amount that made her a millionaire or anything like that, she said, but his gift was enough to open a center where she could teach yoga and Connie and Rick could teach and practice Reiki. The center is now open in a strip mall on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. The public is invited free and thats the way it will remain, the operators said. There is no introductory period and there wont be fees later. Its free to all. One thing about the yoga classes, Mayer said, is there is no pressure or judgment. Participants work at whatever level of movement and stretch they can. There is even a class for those who are limited and cant get down on a mat on the floor or move their body freely. Its called chair yoga and is done completely from the sitting position in a chair. That class is at 10 a.m. Mondays. The goal is simply to improve health and spiritual outlook. Meditation and breathing are critical components to the stretching and yoga positions, Mayer said, and can be done from the chair or the floor. The floor mat is probably the only thing participants need, aside from comfortable clothes: a yoga mat and maybe a floor pillow if they need it (also shoes are not worn in the center). The current regular yoga classes are: Chair Yoga, Monday 10 a.m.; Yoga for all, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.; Yoga for All Saturday 10 a.m. Children age 7 and older are welcome to participate in the class under the supervision of their parent, but there is no care arrangement for children not participating. The center is at 1015 Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486) (Alescis Corner Plaza), about four miles west of Hernando and just east of Annapolis Drive. The strip complex is next to the Dollar General Store. For more information, call Mayer at 352-419-7800. Ultimately the trios goal is to add more classes, and to that end Mayer said she welcomes other yoga teachers who want to get involved in helping teach free classes. As for Reiki, the sessions are now full and there is a waiting list, but the Leisers are interested in doing more classes, too, and invite interested persons and Reiki masters who want to get involved to call them at 352-560-7686. Reaching for better health Special to the ChronicleThe new Yoga and Reiki Center on County Road 486 on the west end of Citrus Hills invites the public to participate in yoga and Reiki classes for free. Aviva Mayer, who has been involved in yoga for 30 years, leads a class at the new center. New yoga/Reiki center opens in Citrus Hills, offers free classes to public Yoga teacher Aviva Mayer leads a class in Chair Yoga at the new Yoga and Reiki Center. People who arent able to do floor exercises can still enjoy the many health benefits from yoga, Mayer says. Capital creditsRepresentatives from the Board of Trustees of the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc. recently presented the Key Training Center with a capital credits check. From left are: District Manager Marlin Sexton, Key Center Foundation Director Neale Brennan and WREC Administrative Assistant C.L. Calloway. Special to the Chronicle

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C6SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc., said, We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you dont know where youre aiming, you dont have a goal. Bridge contracts have a goal for both sides. If you dont know where you are aiming, your side is in trouble. And most deals have a theme. Todays is common in no-trump, but much less so in a suit contract. That makes it harder to spot. West leads the spade nine against four hearts. How should South continue after winning the first trick with dummys ace? Souths two-heart rebid showed at least a six-card suit and 6-9 high-card points. North, knowing of an eight-card fit and having a promising number of winners, took a shot at game. South has four losers in his hand: one heart (if trumps are 4-1, the contract is surely failing) and three diamonds. However, he has 11 winners: one spade, five hearts and five clubs. His goal is to get to 10 tricks before the opponents can reach four but how? Suppose declarer immediately draws two rounds of trumps, then plays on clubs. East trumps the third club and shifts to the diamond king. The defenders take three tricks in that suit for down one. Instead, South should play a low trump from both hands at trick two. If the defenders then play three rounds of diamonds, the last can be ruffed on the board. If they take two diamonds ending with West and he leads another spade, declarer ruffs, draws trumps, and runs dummys clubs. 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However, marrying him could change our financial status. Is there any service that could be performed so that we may live together legally and not impact our childrens legacy? In Love Dear In Love: Please discuss this with a lawyer who specializes in marital law. There are clergy who will perform religious marriage ceremonies that may not be legally binding, depending on the state you live in, whether you present yourselves as a married couple and whether your state recognizes this as a common-law marriage. (The same goes for any secular ceremony that pronounces you married without a valid state license. It could, in fact, be legally binding.) A lawyer also can discuss a prenup that will protect your assets for your children, allowing you to marry legally without worrying about your financial legacy. Dear Annie: Youve printed a few letters about married couples who are not enjoying a good sex life. I think there is more advice you should give on this subject. First of all, married couples should not sleep in the same bed. Sleeping together causes people to become overly familiar with each other, leading to boredom. It should be special. Therefore, in order to preserve a good sex life, each spouse should sleep in a separate room and use a separate bathroom. As far as the physical problems, there are many possible reasons for a low libido. But for men, its food preservatives, which often contain saltpeter. Men who want to stay virile must avoid packaged foods. Besides over-familiarity and physical problems, there is the issue of what to do in bed. Couples who explore the Persecutor-VictimRescuer story are usually able to develop some very exciting scripts. This makes the bedroom experience much more intellectually stimulating and fun. Its not just a random experience, but rather a planned game that both people can look forward to. R. Dear R.: You certainly have some interesting theories, some of which may be helpful. Of course, not all married couples can afford a spare bedroom and bathroom in which case, that is impractical. And we have no information on saltpeter in packaged food and the impact those foods may have on a mans libido. Even so, avoiding those foods may do nothing for a womans libido, and that seems to be the more common problem. But we agree that playing fantasy roles in bed can add some spark to ones sex life, and we recommend it for couples who wish to try, as long as it doesnt become dangerous or abusive. Dear Annie: Fed Up with Potluck complained that one woman in her group of friends always insists that everyone bring a dish to their gatherings. Perhaps the reason is not financial, but something to do with health issues. Its possible that this woman may have an illness or a health concern that she has not shared with everyone in the group. Perhaps she is simply unable to cook for such a large number of people. Isnt the point of getting together more about the social interaction and not so much about the eating? 60-Something in Illinois Dear Illinois: We dont mind potluck dinners, whether someone feels up to cooking or not. But it is important that the other participants are aware that it is a potluck dinner at the time the invitations are issued and they volunteer to prepare something. Otherwise, it appears that they are being taken advantage of.Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. 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(N) (EWTN) 95 70 95 48Urbi Et Orbi Mother Angelica LivePope John Paul II PG RosaryLiving Right CampusLectio (FAM) 29 52 29 20 28 A Cinderella Story (2004, RomanceComedy) Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge. PG Cinderella (1950) Voices of Ilene Woods. G The Little Mermaid (1989, Fantasy) Voices of Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll. GAlongPolly (FLIX) 118 170 October Sky (1999) Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper. (In Stereo) PG Sling Blade (1996, Drama) Billy Bob Thornton. (In Stereo) R Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Jamie Lee Curtis.Steel Dawn (FNC) 44 37 44 32Americas News HQFOX Report (N)Huckabee (N)Justice With JeanineGeraldo at Large (N)Red Eye (FOOD) 26 56 26 DinersDinersDinersDinersCupcake Wars GChopped G Chopped G On the Rocks G (FS1) 732 112 732 College BasketballUFCUFCUFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 Prelims (N)FOX Sports Live (N)FOX Sports Live (N) (FSNFL) 35 39 35 PanthersPanthersNHL Hockey Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers. (N)PanthersPanthersPanthersWorld Poker Tour (FX) 30 60 30 51 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Ben Stiller. PG Hall Pass (2011, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer. R Hall Pass (2011, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer. R (GOLF) 727 67 727 GolfPGA Tour Golf BMW Championship, Final Round. GolfPGA Tour Golf (HALL) 59 68 59 45 54 The Christmas Card (2006, Romance) Ed Asner, John Newton. NR A Princess for Christmas (2011, Comedy) Katie McGrath, Roger Moore. Christmas With Holly (2012, Drama) Sean Faris, Eloise Mumford. NR (HBO) 302 201 302 2 2 Battleship (2012, Science Fiction) Taylor Kitsch. (In Stereo) PG-13 Warm Bodies (2013) Nicholas Hoult. PG-13 True Detective 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road Warm Bodies (2013) (HBO2) 303 202 303 Beautiful Creatures (2013) Alden Ehrenreich. (In Stereo) PG-13 Girls MA Girls MA Getting On MA School GirlTreme Batiste gets a movie job. MA Treme Sunset on Louisianne MA (HGTV) 23 57 23 42 52HuntersHunt IntlHuntersHunt IntlLove It or List It GLove It or List It, TooHuntersHunt IntlHuntersHunt Intl (HIST) 51 54 51 32 42Mankind The Story of All of Us PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 31Hidden Away (2013, Suspense) Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ivan Sergei. PG-13 The Wrong Woman (2013, Mystery) Danica McKellar. Premiere. NR The Husband She Met Online (2013, Suspense) Jason Gray-Stanford. NR (LMN) 50 119 Women Behind Bars (In Stereo) Women Behind Bars (In Stereo) Women Behind Bars (In Stereo) PG I Killed My BFF (In Stereo) PG I Killed My BFF (In Stereo) I Killed My BFF (In Stereo) (MAX) 320 221 320 3 3 End of Days (1999, Horror) Arnold Schwarzenegger. (In Stereo) R Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Benjamin Walker. (In Stereo) R The Man With the Iron Fists ( 2012) RZA, Cung Le. 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COMICSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 C7 Pickles Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Ronin (PG-13) 12:30 p.m. No passes. Ronin (PG-13) In 3D. 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:45 p.m. American Hustle (R) 12:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:25 p.m. No passes. Anchorman 2 (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Frozen (PG) 7:50 p.m., 10:35 p.m. No passes. Grudge Match (PG-13) 12:35 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:45 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 3:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) In 3D, high frame rate. 12:15 p.m. No passes. Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 12:20 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:20 p.m. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) 12:50 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 2:25 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) In 3D. 12:05 p.m., 4:45 p.m. No passes. The Wolf of Wall Street (R) 12 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Ronin (PG-13) 12 p.m. No passes. Ronin (PG-13) In 3D. 3:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:25 p.m. American Hustle (R) 12:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes. Anchorman 2 (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Frozen (PG) 12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Grudge Match (PG-13) 12:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:30 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 3:15 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) In 3D. 10 p.m. No passes. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 10:30 p.m. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 11:45 a.m., 2:20 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) In 3D. 4:50 p.m. No passes. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times provided by Regal Cinemas and are subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Mix. WXOF-FM 96.7 Classic Hits WEKJ FM 96.3, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s to s WRZN-AM 720 News Talk LocalRADIO GYTTX YB KTCNYB: XKPHH BRLRT NYLR EK ICRBS JKTOBD NKHOSYXI FOEN ENR OB-HYFI. DRKTDR VYTHOBPrevious Solution: If you havent learned the meaning of friendship, you really havent learned anything. Muhammad Ali (c) 2013 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-28

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C8SATURDAY,DECEMBER28,2013 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE Fax: (352) 563-5665 l Toll Free: (888) 852-2340 l Email: classifieds@chronicleonline.com l website: www.chronicleonline.comToplace an ad, call563-5966Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time ChronicleClassifieds637551 000GT1N 000GT1J Work while the rest of the world sleeps & have your playtime to yourself Work while the rest of the world sleeps & have your playtime to yourselfEarn extra income delivering The Citrus County Chronicle. We are looking for dependable people to deliver the news on routes that are already established. Potential carriers must be 18 years old, have reliable transportation, a valid drivers license and automobile insurance.P a i d W e e k l y C r y s t a l R i v e r C i t r u s S p r i n g s I n g l i s H o m o s a s s a B e v e r l y H i l l s A p p l y i n p e r s o n C i t r u s C o u n t y C h r o n i c l e 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 I f i n t e r e s t e d i n a n y o f t h e f o l l o w i n g a r e a s 000GITV CAR COVER (BREATHABLE) FOR MEDIUM SIZE CAR MALIBU ONLY$30 352-464-0316 Dining room table and 4 chairs, light oak $150; Nice wood couch table, $50 (352) 795-7254 DUDLEYS AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 28th YEAR END Extravaganza !! Preview: 8am ~Auction:9 am household, hardware etc multiple est ates liquidation a-z good stuff!!! ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 GENERALRalph Lauren Navy/Gray Queen sleeping bag $50,Automatic BPtester $20, RM Easiteach Interactive Whiteboard-new $30, Office Depot rolling, folding cart $10, B&D steamer $5 352 465 6619 HARLEYSTOCK EXHAUSTPIPES NEARLYNEW FITS 1350-1450 SLIDE ON ONLY$70 464-0316 SMALLELECTRIC SMOKER LITTLE CHIEF, works great for fish or jerkey, only $60 352-464-0316 SHARPWIZARD ORGANIZER English to Spanish, expense and three Phone Books $15 341-0450 4 PRONGED CANE, dont wait to FALL DOWN before you need one. $15 352-464-0316 4 WHEELED WALKER w/ seat & brakes. Only $75 352-464-0316 HQ Medium Bird Cage, white, dome top, 32x23x63, asking $250. (352) 726-5379 30 PLANTS FOR WATER GARDEN BlUE FLOWERS. DONT KNOW THEIR NAMES 10 for $15 464-03I6 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Mulch, Stone Hauling & Tractor Work (352) 341-2019 Lk PanasoffkeeFri. Sat. Dec 27th, 28th 7am to ? MOVING SALE! ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD 2391 CR 401 Sugarmill WoodsFri 12/27 & Sat 12/28 9a-4p Moving Sale : Sofa, beds, dressers, patio,hsehold items & More!! 352-503-6331 9 Linder St, Homosassa COAT Red Wool 3 qtr length coat; Made in USA size 20-22 $50; Wool rug 4x5 ft $50 (352) 746-9896 LEVIS JEANS FOR BOYS Good condition, size 12 regular, $10 (352)465-1616 PGH STEELER JACKETNFL winter/removable hood med like new cond. $25. Dunnellon 465-8495 WOMENS GALLERY JACKET Good condition, reversible, cheetah pattern, size S, $30 (352)465-1616 2 Twin size oak beds with storage drawers & mattress, dresser mirror & chest, excel. cond. $250. for all Kenmore Refrigerator good for college, excel cond. $45. 352 613-7429 5 GI -JOES WITH STORAGE CASE SOME CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES $30. 464-0316 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 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 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. $125.00 382-5956 LOVE SEAT/ LIKE NEW LIGHT COLORS,MUST SELL/$50 Linda 341-2271 OAK DESK -KIDS HEIGHT2 x 4 foot Top, Blonde Oak, 2 Drawers plus Book Shelf $100 341-0450 RECLINERS Pair matching burgundy recliners exc cond paid $399 each at Badcock Perfect for superbowl viewing $275.00 OBO 352-4654208 Slightly Used 2 Sets, single mattresss and box springs with wooden headboard $150 for all King Size Bed, 2 dressers, blonde color $150. (352) 795-7126 TABLE & 4 Chairs Tr opitone. Tropical, natural stone top table, turquoise colored cushion chairs. Orig price $3000, asking $800 352-270-8494 White Wicker Trundle Bed, Steel enforced, Great Shape $95. (352) 897-4198 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 CHESTFREEZER Working in good condition family down sized so Im selling for $100 OBO 352-621-9810 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 DUDLEYS AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 28th YEAR END Extravaganza !! Preview: 8am ~Auction:9 am household, hardware etc multiple est ates liquidation a-z good stuff!!! ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck 8 TABLE SAW Craftsman, w/ medal stand 2.5 HP, excellent shape $75. (352) 465-9114 Dunnellon MAKITACHOPSAW WORKS FINE ONLY $65 OBO 352-464-0316 POWER WASHER PARTS Campbell 1/4hose, gun, lance& soap bottle $25. Dunnellon 465-8495 Ryobi, 14 amps, 10 Compound Miter Saw w/ laiser & bag, New in Box, pd. $189 Asking $125. obo (352) 795-0037 HIFI SPEAKER KIT 1pair GRS 8inch 85Watt woofers, Nuance Tweeters,Silver Wire, Caps. $80 341-0450 JVC DVD PLAYER VCR COMBO HR-XVC11B used few hours Mom doesnt need nice $50 341-0450 SPEAKER FOR HOME THEATRE Black and Silver, British MTM, UpGraded Internal Parts $75 341-0450 SPEAKER FOR HOME THEATRE CENTRE Co-Axial SEAS 2-Way, 150Watt, Solid Oak $75 341-00450 SYLVANIATV Good condition, 26 inches, remote included, black colored, $30 (352)465-1616 House KeeperLight 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 ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)528-5547 Opportunity for Fulltime Professional.Must have bookkeeping /acounting experienceor equivalent & proficient in computers and spreadsheets. Able to multi-task & communicate well with others. FAX RESUME TO 352-746-9033 ALL CLASSES FOR 2014 Spring Hill & New Port Richey COSMETOLOGY BARBERING NAILS SKIN MASSAGE TherapyDAY & NIGHT SCHOOLFull Time & Part Time Full Specialty & Instructor Training BENES International School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING Become an Avon Rep Today! Free Training. $10 to join. Call Chuck (352) 503-4816. Independ. Avon Rep. ALL STEEL BUILDINGS130 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. INST ALLED 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. INST ALLED 40x40x12 (3:12 pitch) Roof w/Overhang, 2-10 x 10 Roll-up Doors 1 Entry Door, 2 G-vents 4 Concrete Slab $27,995 Installed A local Fl. Manufact. We custom buildWe are the factory Meets & exceeds 2010 Fl. wind codes. Florida Stamped engineered drawings All major credit cards accepted METAL Structures, LLC866-624-9100Lic # CBC1256991 State Certified Building Contractor www. metal structur esllc.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 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 TEACHERFulltime, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLYLEARNING (352) 560-4222 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 CASE MANAGERPrimary Care Physican Accountable Care Organization (ACO) seeking qualifed Care Manager. Current Florida RN lic. along with 3 plus years experience in hospital setting or post accute care setting. Manage Care experience and Case Mgr certification prefered. Please Fax Resume to: Nature Coast ACO Attn Patty King 352-746-3838 F/T CNAFor OB Doctors Ofc Fax Resume: 352-794-0877 Medical BillerImmediate Opening Busy Multi-Pysician Practice, Experienced applicants Fax Resume to: 352-746-4748 FT/ PT COOK POSITIONExp. is required Fax Resume to 352-527-1290 or Apply in Person at: Superior Residences, 4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto 34461. FT/ PT COOK POSITIONExp. is required Fax Resume to 352-527-1290 or Apply in Person at: Superior Residences, 4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto 34461. LARGE CHURCHin Crystal River Needs Full timeCUSTODIAN40 hrs. week, good starting wage. Abled body for light lifting. Tables, chairs. Reply to: Citrus County Chronicle, Blind Box 1851P 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd Crystal Riv. Fl 34428 TOWER HANDStarting at $10.00/Hr Bldg. Communication Towers. Travel, Good Pay & Benefits. OT, 352-694-8017 Mon.-Fri. WRECKER DRIVEREXPERIENCED ONL Y apply. Must live in Inverness area. **Apply within** Eds Auto Repair. 4610 S. Florida Ave No Phone Calls FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVELocated 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from hwy 41 STRAWBERRIES COLLARD GREENS GIFT SHIPPING 8:30a-5p Closed Sun. 352-726-6378 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. Volunteer Fish and Wildlife safari hat with 7 FWC pins. Lost in the vacinity 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 pls call (352) 746-1904 Friends of Citrus County Animal Services (FOCCAS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 100% volunteer organization 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 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Todays New Ads Cable Knelson Piano looks and works great. Real good cond. Asking $300. 352-795-1495 F/T CNAFor OB Doctors Ofc Fax Resume: 352-794-0877 FLORALCITY Double wide 2 bd/ 2 ba. Furnished w/appliances. W/D A/C. New wood laminate floors. Shed, scrn pch, double car port. Lot rent $183. Asking $17.5k 314-831-1356 GENERALRalph Lauren Navy/Gray Queen sleeping bag $50,Automatic BPtester $20, RM Easiteach Interactive Whiteboard-new $30, Office Depot rolling, folding cart $10, B&D steamer $5 352 465 6619 KITCHEN FURNITURE Expandable kitchen table with four chairs excellent condition. $125.00 382-5956 KITCHEN FURNITURE Expandable kitchen table with four chairs excellent condition. $125.00 382-5956 REFRIGERATOR Kenmore side by side; white; ice cube and water. approximately 8 years old excellent condition. $ 350 Call 352-422-6466 RV Jack Knife Couch 68, in great shape $250. obo 352-464-4388 Shih Poo Puppies, 2 males, 1 female Schnauzer Pups just born 352-795-5896 628-6188 evenings White Wicker Trundle Bed, Steel enforced, Great Shape $95. (352) 897-4198 $$ CASH PAID $$FOR JUNK VEHICLES 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Free Inter/Exterior Painting Workshop T ips for : selecting a reputable cont; selecting quality mats.; DIY 1/6/14 5:00pm Crystal River Coastal Library Chris ASAP 464-1397 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 6 Cockatiels with cage and breeder box. Free but must take all (352) 792-4109 BO-FLEX Hardly used $100 Antique Butler 3 drawers $100 (352) 795-1929 Free Firewood Cut & Ready to Haul (352) 746-0524 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Todays New Ads BO-FLEX Hardly used $100 Antique Butler 3 drawers $100 (352) 795-1929 Care for Elderly or Disabled in your home Days or Nights. Will do Cleaning & Cooking 25 yrs. Exp., 257-1308 GENERALMission oak rocker $150,2 antique half round tables $100@, 30lb. galvanized roofing nails and300 count grip cap nails $25@,6 Franklin Mint McDonalds plates $120 all, GE convection toaster oven$25, Mr. Coffee expresso maker $10,large rolling suitcase$10,Ryobi belt sander $40, folding crab trap $10, childs bike helmet $5,SS 1 quart thermos $5, 2 digital coin counting money jars $5 @, Oneida Chateau stainless service for 12 $250 352 465 6619 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I

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SATURDAY,DECEMBER28,2013 C 9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 Bruce Onoday & Son Free Estimates Trim & Removal 352-637-6641 Lic/Ins D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards DOUBLE JTree Service Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 R WRIGHT TREE Service Tree Removal & Trimming. Ins. & Lic. # 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS Tree Service Trim, Shape & Remve, Lic/Ins. Free est. 352-628-2825 344-2556, Richard Water Pump Service & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Attention Consumers!Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING Trim/Tree Removal, 55ft. Bucket Truck 352-344-2696 Lic/ins. *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 All phases of T ile Handicap Showers, Safety Bars, Flrs. 422-2019 Lic. #2713 Floors /walls. Tubs to shower conv. No job too big or small. Ph: 352-613-TILE /lic# 2441 ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. Design/Installation Weed*Clean*Mulch We plant year round lisc/ins 352-465-3086 A1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal Lic. 352-584-5374 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job Call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ASAPPAINTING CHRIS SATCHELL 30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref. Insured 352-464-1397 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 GREGS MARCITE Florida Gem, Diamond Brite Marcite, FREE EST. 746-5200 Lic.#C2636 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 AllAROUND TRACTORLandclearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Service Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service -New Systems Starting @ $3400. Res//Com (352) 400 -8361 Mention this ad and get a service call for $19. Exp 12/31/13 Lic# CAC1817447 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352 422-7279 A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING ALL TYPES. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 TREE SERVICE Dry Oak Firewood, 4x8 Delivered & Stacked $80. (352) 344-2696 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 **ABOVE ALL** M & W INTERIORS Handyman services Northern Quality Southern prices! (352) 537-4144 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal. Lic. 352-584-5374 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM Lic/Ins #2579352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 COUNTYWIDE DRY-W ALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs! Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 Care for Elderly or Disabled in your home Days or Nights. Will do Cleaning & Cooking 25 yrs. Exp., 257-1308 SHADYVIEW CANVAS Awnings *Carports*Boat Tops & Covers upholst 352 613-2518 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! 000GT1M Phyllis StricklandRealtorTHE MARKETIS GOODThinking of selling? Now is the time to get listedStill great values out there for buyers!!Phyllis Strickland TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 352-613-3503-cell 352-419-6880-Office BETTY J. POWELLRealtorYour Success is my goal.. Making Friends along the way is my reward !BUYING OR SELLING CALL ME 352-422-6417bjpowell@ netscape.com ERA American Realty & Investments 4BR /1 BABlock home, above ground pool. Fenced, Appliances, Kindness Terr. off Grover Clev, $42K As is. 352-419-8816 TAMI SCOTTExit Realty Leaders 352-257-2276 exittami@gmail.com When it comes to Realestate ... Im there for you The fishing is great Call me for your new Waterfront Home LOOKING TO SELL? CALLME TODAY! HOMOSASSA4/2 BLOCK HOME, MOTHER IN LAW APT. decking, 1/4 ac, fenced, lots of privacy $65,000 (305) 619-0282, Cell Buying or Selling REALESTATE, Let Me Work For You!BETTYHUNTREALTORERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts homes.com. MEDICAL OFFICE FOR SALE Totally renovated 700 S.E. 5th Ter.Suite #5 Crystal River. $107K 352-422-2293 Happy Holidays.Buying or Selling Your home? Get the Gift of a 1 YEAR Home W arranty Plan Million Dollar + Producer! Teri Paduano, Broker Realty Connect (352) 212-1446TheFLDream.com GOSPEL ISLAND 2BR, 2BA, OWN YOUR OWN HOME Let Me Help Block Home Move In ready $69,900 Clean as a whistle Big Yard, Big Garage and Carport (352) 344-9290 Near Croft & Hwy 44, 3/2 garage florida room furnished or not Lots of upgrades Executor now accepting offers 502/693-7904 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 CRYSTALRIVERShare My Home $85/wk. includes elect, sat. dish 352-228-1802 BEAUTIFUL1/4 acre lot in Cantebury Lakes Estates BARGAIN PRICED! @9k 352-422-4785 Lecanto 2.3 acres Fenced & crossed fenced, Great for horses 3/2 DW, Remodeled. Owner Finance w/ good down paymt $69,900. 352-527-7015 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 212-3559 RCOUCH.com UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOUAVIEW TO LOVEwww. crosslandrealty.com(352) 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 Chassahowitzka2/2/1, $600. mo.HOMOSASSA2/1, Furn. $550. Mo. Agent (352) 382-1000 CRYSTALRIVER2/BR $550. 3BR $750 Near Town 563-9857 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 HOMOSASSA1 & 2BR, $450-$500 inclds. garb & water, Senior Discount. 352628-7300 or 697-0310 INVERNESS2/1, Storage Room 475 mo.+ Security 352-634-5499 Ventura Village Apartments3580 E. Wood Knoll Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 637-6349 Now Accepting Applications. Full Handicap unit available Central H/A Storage;Carpet Laundry Facilities; On Site Mgmt Elderly (62+) Handicap/Disabled With or without children 1Bedroom $406; 2 Bedrooms $ 446 TDD# 800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer. CRYSTALRIVER** NICE** Secret Harbour Apts. Newly remodeled 2/1 $575 Unfurn. Incl Water,lawn, garbage, W/D hook-up. 352-257-2276 HOMOSASSA1/1, $435. mo. 1st. & Sec. 352-212-4981 INVERNESS1010 Turner Camp RD 2 bedroom. 1 bath. 2BR/1B/NICE/ Remodeled Carport/Screened Patio/ NewAppliances/$600mo Max.3 person (352) 302 3819 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Beverly Hills2 bdrm, plus Fl Rm, new appliances Move in $1350, 442-7794 BEVERLYHILLS2/1, Carport & Fl .Rm. screened patio, fenced backyard. $550. Mo. (352) 422-2433 BEVERLYHILLS2/1/carport. CHA, $535. Mo.+ $500. Dep 352-249-6098/249-6505 INVERNESS3/2/2, wheel chair access. $875. mo., 1st, last, sec. 352-726-5272 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Floral City 12x56 MH 2/br, 1 ba on 80x152 ft lot.$21,000. Fixer er up. (352) 726-8873 RENTERS WANTEDWhy rent when you can own? We can put you in your own home. Credit problems o.k. As low as $2,000. down& only $105/ wk. Call for more info & locations. Call 352-621-3807 USED HOMES/ REPOSDoublewides From $8,500. Singlewides From $3,500. New inventory daily We buy used homes (352) 621-9183 INVERNESS55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. Call 800-747-4283 for details 2BR 1-1/2BA DW off Gospel Isl. Rd., 1/3 acre lrg. 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/1Ba 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 55+ Park in Lecanto 2bd/2ba Furnished Fireplace, Includes Washer/Dryer, $6,900. obo 352-634-3984 FLORALCITY12x56 Mobile, Furnished 2BR, 1BA, Carport Scrn. Rm., Lrg. shed Adult Park, Reduced price $7,400 Lot Rent $165 mo.352-287-3729 FLORALCITY Double wide 2 bd/ 2 ba. Furnished w/appliances. W/D A/C. New wood laminate floors. Shed, scrn pch, double car port. Lot rent $183. Asking $17.5k 314-831-1356 Homosassa 55+ Park 2BR/1BA. Newly remodeled 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 1 1 am Call for Appointment (352) 628-2090 RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368000H05N www.CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com CITRUS SPRINGS 9869 N Angela Dr . . . . . . . $8003/2/2 Nice location 1254 sq ft. 8410 N Elkcam Blvd . . . . . . $800 3/2/1 New listing! 6973 N Gladstone Dr . . . . . $8753/2/2 Split floor plan 1515 sq ft. HOMOSASSA 4 Shumard Ct S . . . . . . . . $1,2503/2.5/2 SMW pool home 2200 sq ft. REDUCED 7650 W Homosassa Trl . . . . $500 2/1 nice duplex 7396 W Green Acres . . . . . . $7003/2 DW mobile on 1/2 ACREINVERNESS/HERNANDO 1304 Claymore St (Inv) . . . . $9003/2/2 Lovely pool home REDUCED 5164 N Dewey Way (Her) . . $700 3/2 Nice DW mobile on 1/2 ACRE Jack Russell Terrier Mother and Father on premise. Ready to go Five males $250/ea 352-613-9135 LIZZIELizzie, a sweet 1 1/2 y.o. black retriever mix looking for a loving forever home, spayed and a great medium size @ 45 lbs. She is friendly & playful, loves people. Areal sweetheard and would make a great family dog. Call Karen @ 218-780-1808. Shih Poo Puppies, 2 males, 1 female 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 PFarm BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$395 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! CRYSTALRIVERRent with Option Handyman Special 3/2, $550 2/1 $450 or $795. both+block storage bld 352-364-3067, or (612) 226-0091 Mini Farms, 2000, 3/2 DWMH on 10 Acres Main road, cleared and fenced. 12x16 shed and 24x36 garage. 5 irrigated acres. Great for horses or blueberries. Asking $124,900 352-364-2985 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 ACREFenced 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 PreConstruction Savings John L yons @ 800 622 2832 ext 210 for det ails Tandem Bike used little, Shimona Equipped, org. $400. price $100. (352) 465-9114 Dunnellon I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Area, Condition or Situation Fred, 352-726-9369 Judith Lewis Celestial SpaWelcomes Veterans Announcing: Curbside service for the disabled and handicapped. Therapeutic massages, hot stones, salt scrubs, detox treatments and more. Visit us online at celestial spa.com call us at (352)527-0077, Or visit us at 9 Regina Blvd. Beverly Hills fl. 34465 mm28221, ma60820 BUTTERSButters, a 4-y.o. Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, wt. 48 lbs, brown w/white markings, gentle, friendly, playful, affectionate, walks very well on leash, rides very well in car, appears housebroken, gets along w/other dogs and people. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. Dachshund Mini Long Hair, Male Puppies blk & cream, Champion blood line. Health Cert. $300. (352) 795-0200 (352) 220-4792 Cell EDITHEdith, 2-year-old spayed female Boxer/Hound/Terrier mix, Heartworm -negative, appears housebroken, weight 49 lbs, loving & loveable, walks well on leash, easily directed, very affectionate & friendly. Needs one medication. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. 4TOILETSEAT RISER. MAKES ITEASIER TO GETUP. ONLY$20 352-464-0316 BEDSIDE COMMODE & ALUMINUM WALKER both have adjustable legs only $40 for both 352-464-0316 CHILDS MANUAL WHEELCHAIR, GOOD SHAPE, YELLOW W/ FOOTRESTS. ONLY $85 352-464-0316 Manual Wheelchair W/ Footrests, Great Shape, Only $100 352-464-0316 MOBILITY POWER WHEEL CHAIR, J azzy Select, like new cond. $1750 pics avail via jr moak@att.net 352-302-4707 Pride Mobility Products Inc, Burgundy Cloth Chair Lift. $450 586-0341. ACOUSTIC GUITAR& STARTER PACKAGE W/GIGBAG&MORE ALLNEW $50 352-601-6625 Cable Knelson Piano looks and works great. Real good cond. Asking $300. 352-795-1495 Hammond Chord Organ good condition $200. obo (352) 489-4813 GENERALMission oak rocker $150,2 antique half round tables $100@, 30lb. galvanized roofing nails and300 count grip cap nails $25@,6 Franklin Mint McDonalds plates $120 all, GE convection toaster oven$25, Mr. Coffee expresso maker $10,large rolling suitcase$10,Ryobi belt sander $40, folding crab trap $10, childs bike helmet $5,SS 1 quart thermos $5, 2 digital coin counting money jars $5 @, Oneida Chateau stainless service for 12 $250 352 465 6619 EXERCISE BIKE good shape. All electronics. only $65 352-464 0316 MANUALTREADMILL DIGITALREADOUT, FOLDS UPFOR EASY STORAGE, ONLY $95 464-0316 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 DANS 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 GOLF DRIVER Rawlings 450cc mrh 10* Apollo Reg lite shaft new grip exc $25. Dunnellon 465-8495 GOLF DRIVER Tour Edge Exotics XLD MRH 10.5 senior w/HC new grip $45. Dunnellon 465-8495 Medal Detector in Case Used once, $75. Call John (352) 422-2317 Mens Nike Golf Shoes, size 8 1/2 new in the box never been worn. $25.00 phone 352-489-4129

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C10SATURDAY,DECEMBER28,2013 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 254-1228 SACRN BOCC-Bid Notice-VAB PUBLIC NOTICE Accepting applications for the Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board The Board of County Commissioners seeks three (3) candidates for a Member-At-Large position on the Veterans Advisory Board. The members participate in all discussions and debates of the board and term expires on January 31, 2016. The Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board is a voluntary board that meets the second Thursday of every month at 3:45 PM in the Training Room of the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Florida. The mission of the Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board is to advise the Board of County Commissioners on all matters involving Citrus County Veterans. The application form is available at: http://www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/commissioners/advboar ds/advisory_boar d_applica tion.pdf Application deadline is 7 days from publication Send completed application together with a recent resume to: Citrus County Board of County Commissioners ATT: Denise Gallagher Citrus County Administration 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 267 Lecanto, FL 34461 Published one (1) time, December 28, 2013 in the Citrus County Chronicle. 1850 S.E. Hwy. 19 Crystal River, FL 352-564-8668 SHOP FROM HOME @ WWW.CITRUSKIA.COM AT CITRUS KIA, WE JUST DONT CLOSE CAR DEALS, WE OPEN RELATIONSHIPS000GSWX WE MUST CLEAR THE LOT TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW INCOMING SHIPMENTS! SAVE THOUSANDS OFF ORIGINAL MSRP EVERY VEHICLE MUST GO! EVERY VEHICLE MUST GO! SAVE THOUSANDS OFF ORIGINAL MSRP 2012 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID5040458A $ 19,999 2012 HONDA ACCORDG503927A $ 18,999 2011 KIA SORENTO5050371A $ 18,999 2013 KIA FORTE G226359B $ 16,999 2011 KIA OPTIMA G256669A $ 17,999 2013 HYUNDAI 7617581A $ 18,599 2011 KIA SORENTO G242408A $ 18,999 2010 KIA SPORTAGEP7704864 $ 15,999 2012 NISSAN VERSAP889906 $ 15,299 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA G490677B $ 15,999 2010 KIA SOUL G495443A $ 12,899 000GT1O BLUE OX Motorcycle carrier rated for 1000 lbs. $550. Call (231) 445-2186 Triumph-750 Bonnieville. 10K orig doc mi. True classic. Like new cond. First $5800. 352-513-4257 HONDA2008 TRX 400 mint cond, w/riding gear and title $2800. obo Dennis 352-267-3334 YAMAHA2009 YFZ 450, Race ready, call for details $4000 (352) 564-8165 CHRYSLER2006, Town & Country Touring, $6,888. 352-341-0018 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 LINCOLN Towncar, 91,600 mi excellent condition $2,500, (352) 795-3200 352 422-7574 Cell LINCOLN, Town Car, white, 100,370.5 miles $3,500. (352) 503-9290 Patrick Liquidation SaleLay Away Until Taxes RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 CHEVROLET04 Corvette, Conv Artic White, torch red leather, polished alum. wheels, auto heads up display, bose, senior owned pristine, 11k $26,900 352-513-4257 FORD Bronco, 302, 4 Wheel Drive, $2,500 obo (352) 364-7719 Liquidation SaleLay Away Until Taxes RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 CHEVROLET2004, Tahoe LT, leather, sunroof, $8,999. 352-341-0018 FORD1999, Expedition, Eddie Bauer Edition, leather $3,999 352-341-0018 HONDA2007, Element, Hard to find, cold A/C, runs great, Must See, Call (352) 628-4600 TOYOTA1999, Rav, -4 power windows, locks, automatic transmission $3,999. 352-341-0018 CHEVY2003 Venture Van, 7 pass. and priced to sell. Call 352-628-4600 For appointment CHEVY96, Astro, runs good, no rust, 194k miles, Asking $1,000. (352) 344-8291 CHEVY VAN G20Camper Spec, Stove, Refrig, Cold A/C, runs great. Low miles $2,800. 352-628-1646 CHEVYVENTURA2005 Van. 74K mi. good cond extras included++ $6,000 obo (352) 637-6216 KZ-SONIC2014Travel Trailer, Loaded, Brand New, Must Sell. $14000. Homosassa (315) 539-5297 MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech. 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. (4) 15 X 7 CHROME RIMS 5x5.5/139.7mm caps & lug nuts $100 tommyb@tampabay.rr. com for pics or info RV Jack Knife Couch 68, in great shape $250. obo 352-464-4388 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Liquidation SaleLay A way Until T axes RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHEVY2008, Cobalt, 2 DR, automatic, power windows, power locks, cold A/C, Call for Appointment 352-628-4600 CHRYSLER2000, Sebring Convertible, low miles $5,488. 352-341-0018 FORD2004, Mustang, Looking for a sports car? Here it is, 6 cyl. automatic, appointment Only Call 352-628-4600 FORD2008 Taurus SEL, All leather int., low miles, car/tires all exc cond. $13000 (352) 795-9181 HONDA2013 Civic LX, Priced to sell, Serious callers only 352-628-9444 FREE Foreclosure and Short Sale Lists Desperately Need Rentals Office Open 7 Days a WeekLISA VANDEBOE Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com Lake Pananosoffke Ready for home, septic, pwr, carport, 2 sheds & fenced bk yard $18,000 obo 352-568-2810 5 ACRES On Paved Rd w/ power. $59,900 E Shady Nook CT Floral City (860) 526-7876 ** BUY, SELL** & TRADE CLEAN USED BOATS THREE RIVERS MARINE US 19 Crystal River **352-563-5510** Century2001 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. Extras! $12,750 obo 352-563-5628 Dock Space For Rent, Floating, Deep Canal 200 ft. from Crystal River, (352) 257-8850 WE HA VE BOA TS GULF TO LK MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats **(352)527-0555** boatsupercenter.com FLEETWOOD1996 BOUNDER, 36 ft. generator, very good tires, Lots of storage. $11,000. 352-263-4339 SOUTHWIND98 V-10 eng., dual AC, super slide, drivers door, hydr. levelers, low miles on tires, good cond. $14,500 OBO 352-302-6534 Owner Financing 10 Ac, 3br/2 ba 2007 Homes of Merit, $135k Call Nancy Little Lewis Exit Realty Leaders 352-302-6082 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 flr, 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 Your High-Tech Citrus County RealtorROD KENNER352-436-3531 ERA Suncoast Realty SCAN OR GO TO www. BestNatur eCoast Pr operties.com To view my properties CHEAP PROPERTY2/1.5/1 Beverly Hills nice neighborhood **$28,900. Cash** 352-503-3245 SANDI HARTRealtorListing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it!352-476-9649sandra.hart@ era.com ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 Tony PauelsenRealtor352-303-0619ILL TAKE NEW LISTINGS BUYING OR SELLING TOP PERFORMANCEReal estate Consultant tpauelsen@ hotmail.com Heres Your ChanceTO 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 I NEED HOMES TO SELLDEB INFANTINERealtor(352) 302-8046 Real Estate!... its what I do. ERAAmerican RealtyPhone: 352-726-5855 Cell: 352-302-8046 Fax: 352-726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com LaWanda WattTHE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING! ** NOW IS A GREA T TIME T O LIST YOUR HOME CALLLAWANDA FOR AFREE, NO OBLIGATION MARKET ANALYSIS! 352 212 1989 lawanda.watt@ century21.com Century 21 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. MICHELE ROSERealtorSimply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515

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DECEMBER 28, 2013Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best CommunityVOL. 119 ISSUE 143 50 CITRUS COUNTYOn the fly: Morales making impact in first varsity year /B1 www.chronicleonline.com HIGH79LOW65Mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of rain.PAGE A4TODAY& next morning SATURDAY INDEX Classifieds . . . .C8 Comics . . . . .C7 Crossword . . . .C6 Community . . . .C5 Editorial . . . . .A8 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A6 TV Listings . . . .C6 000GWK0 Unemployment benefits cease Saturday for 1.3M Mothers charged with murder Two accused in death of infantsA.B. SIDIBE Staff writerIn 2013, Citrus County unfortunately saw its share of aggravated crimes against children, but two stand out for their finality and who allegedly committed them the death of a baby and toddler at the hands of their own mothers. A grand jury indicted Chelsea Maree Huggett, 22, of Hernando, on March 23 for first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Aliyah Branum. Authorities allege she fatally harmed the toddler because the girl wouldnt stop whining. Detectives said Huggett killed Branum by shaking her, beating her head against the wall and head-butting her. Huggett had another child while in custody awaiting trial. Her next court appearance is set for Feb. 13. Huggetts parents have recently set up a foundation in the name of Aliyah to bring awareness to the circumstance around their granddaughters death and to let parents know there is help should you feel overwhelmed by parenthood. When the investigation initially began into Aliyahs death, Huggett reportedly told investigators that her boyfriend killed the little girl with bug spray. When Aliyah was transported to Citrus Memorial hospital, the attending physician reported several injuries to Aliyah, including bruising to her face, bleeding on the brain and blood draining from her ears. Investigators learned that two days prior the girl had been transported by ambulance to Citrus Memorial hospital with swollen hands. She was released that same day. Officials said the hospital PATFAHERTY Staff writerCitrus County is following the national trend when it comes to health care-associated infections (HAI) attributed to clostridium difficile. The bacteria, known as C. diff, can cause diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, belly pain and tenderness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, elderly adults who take antibiotics and also receive medical care are most at risk. And while most types of HAI are declining, infections linked to C. diff remain at historically high levels. The CDC reports the germ causes diarrhea linked to 14,000 American deaths each year. Other HAI include MRSA, surgical-site infections, catheter-associated infections and ventilatorassociated pneumonia. CDC figures show hospital stays from C. diff infections tripled in the last decade with 94 percent of C. diff infections connected to getting medical care. About 25 percent of C. diff infections first show up in hospital patients and 75 percent first show up in nursing home patients or in people recently Elderly who take antibiotics at risk for bacterial infection See DEATHS/ Page A9 Year in REVIEW President Obama supports an extension Associated PressWASHINGTON More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year. Nudging Congress along, a vacationing President Barack Obama called two senators proposing an extension to offer his support. From Hawaii, Obama pledged Friday to push Congress to move quickly next year to address the urgent economic priority, the White House said. For families dependent on cash assistance, the end of the federal governments emergency unemployment compensation will mean some difficult belt-tightening as enrollees lose their average monthly stipend of $1,166. Jobless rates could drop, but analysts say the economy may suffer with less Chelsea Huggett Associated PressRichard Mattos, 59, looks for jobs Thursday at a state-run employment center in Salem, Ore. See BENEFITS/ Page A2 Trek with daughters grabbed headlines MIKEWRIGHT Staff writerSometimes ordinary people find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Such was the case this year with Edward Peters, his wife Kari and their two daughters. Peters decision on Sept. 8 to take his children from their courtappointed guardian thrust the Inverness family onto the front pages of the newspaper for 12 straight days that ended when Peters was arrested at a rural Montana park in the early morning hours. The girls, ages 11 and 6, were unharmed. They begged their dad to stay with them even as sheriffs deputies ordered him from the SUV that authorities say Peters stole days earlier from Michigans Thumb region. Now Peters, 45, is in the Citrus County jail facing four felony charges, including one that he disabled a GPS ankle monitoring device that allowed him to flee the area with his daughters. Year in REVIEW See INFECTION/ Page A9 MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleParents, administrators and teachers from Seven Rivers Christian School had a prayer vigil for two young students from the school whose father took them from their court-appointed guardian and went on a cross-country journey. 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money for consumers to spend on everything from clothes to cars. Having let the emergency program expire as part of a budget deal, its unclear if Congress has the appetite to start it anew. An estimated 1.3 million people will be cut off when the federally funded unemployment payments end Saturday. Some 214,000 Californians will lose their payments, a figure expected to rise to more than a halfmillion by June, the Labor Department said. In the last 12 months, Californians received $4.5 billion in federal jobless benefits, much if plowed back into the local economy. More than 127,000 New Yorkers also will be cut off this weekend. In New Jersey, 11th among states in population, 90,000 people will immediately lose out. Started under President George W. Bush, the benefits were designed as a cushion for the millions of U.S. citizens who lost their jobs in a recession and failed to find new ones while receiving state jobless benefits, which in most states expire after six months. Another 1.9 million people across the country are expected to exhaust their state benefits before the end of June. But Obama has no quick fix. He hailed this months two-year budget agreement as a breakthrough of bipartisan cooperation while his administration works with Democratic allies in the House and Senate to revive an extension of jobless benefits for those unemployed more than six months. The Obama administration says those payments have kept 11.4 million people out of poverty and benefited almost 17 million children. The cost since 2008 has totaled $225 billion. At the depth of the recession, laid off workers could qualify for up to 99 weeks of benefits, including the initial 26 weeks provided by states. The most recent extension allowed a total of up to 73 weeks, depending on the state. Restoring up to 47 extra weeks of benefits through 2014 would cost $19 billion, according to the Congressional Budget office. House Democrats led by Reps. Sander Levin of Michigan and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland sought to include an extension through March by offsetting the costs with potential farm bill savings. They were rebuffed. Senate Democrats and some Republicans plan another push in 2014. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have introduced a bill offering a similar three-month extension, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, DNev., has promised to bring it up. But as with much in Congress, an extension is no sure thing. In phone calls on Friday, Obama told Reed and Heller he was glad they were working together to address the problem. It defies economic sense, precedent and our values, Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling said in a statement. House Speaker John Boehner spoke with Obama about an extension earlier this month. Boehner and said his caucus would consider the possibility as long as its paid for and as long as there are other efforts that will help get our economy moving once again. He said the White House has yet to introduce a plan that meets his standards. For other Republicans, the bar is higher. Many of them look at signs of economic growth and an unemployment rate now down to 7 percent as evidence the additional weeks of benefits are no longer necessary. The effect of jobless benefits on the unemployment rates has been fiercely debated for decades. To qualify, people have to be seeking work. Tea partiers such as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky argue that the payments aggravate rather than relieve unemployment. DUI arrest Luke Shell, 24, of East Irene Street, Inverness, at 6:42p.m. Dec.21 on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license, and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. According to his arrest affidavit, Shell is accused of hitting two mailboxes, then driving away. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. He refused to submit to tests of his blood alcohol level. Bond $900.Domestic battery arrests Zachary Price, 28, of Dunnellon, at 12:20p.m. Dec.20 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond. Jamaal Fowler, 24, of Dunnellon, at 1:21p.m. Dec.21 on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. No bond. David Smith, 72, of Inglis, at 9:21p.m. Dec.21 on a misdemeanor charge of violating an injunction against domestic violence. Smith also faces a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Bond $1,500. Stephen Clarke, 40, of The Villages, at 12:41a.m. Dec.22 on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and resisting an officer without violence. No bond. Katrina Clinton, 36, of Inverness, at 1:18p.m. Dec.22 on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. She was also charged with a misdemeanor failure to appear. No bond. Justin Courteau, 25, of Crystal River, at 12:43a.m. Dec.23 on an active warrant for violating of an injunction against domestic violence. No bond.Other arrests George Keen, 67, of West Oaklawn Street, Homosassa, at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 26 on an active warrant for driving under the influence with serious bodily injury. Bond $30,000. Jason Wiley, 33, of North Adams Street, Beverly Hills, at 10:58 a.m. Dec. 26 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was denied. Casey Waldron, 21, of West Waldron Court, Dunnellon, at 11:11 a.m. Dec. 26 on a felony charge of aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon. He was also charged with felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of criminal mischief. Bond was denied. James Stokes, 26 of South Lee Street, Beverly Hills, at 4:41 p.m. Dec. 26 on a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. He also faces misdemeanor charges of attaching a tag to a vehicle not assigned and no motor vehicle registration. According to his arrest affidavit, Stokes is accused of attaching a tag from a totaled vehicle to an unregistered vehicle. During his traffic stop, deputies located a hypodermic needle and a spoon with burn marks and residue on it. Bond $1,500. Amanda Santana, 35, of South Adams Street, Beverly Hills, at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 27 on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. According to her arrest affidavit, Santana is accused of hitting the victims garage with her vehicle and kicking his screen door. Bond $500. Scott Powell, 18, of West Village Drive, Homosassa, at 12:43p.m. Dec.19 on a misdemeanor charge of battery. According to his arrest affidavit, Powell is accused of holding down a juvenile victim against their will on a Crystal River High School bus. Bond $500. James Copeland, 42, of Crystal River, at 9:39a.m. Dec.20 on a felony charge of child abuse with infliction of physical or mental injury. Bond $5,000. Cierra Gillard, 23, of South Lone Oaks Drive, Leesburg, at 8:33p.m. Dec.20 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Gillard is accused of shoplifting numerous items, valued at 1,999.04, from the Inverness Walmart. She was also arrested on an active Marion County warrant for grand theft. Bond $4,000. Noel Lamercie, 29, of Lee Street, Wildwood, at 8:33p.m. Dec.20 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Lamercie is accused of shoplifting various items, valued at $738.34, from the Inverness Walmart. Bond $2,000. Jacqueline Bilodeau, 49, of West Lorraine Drive, Citrus Springs, at 9:02a.m. Dec.21 on an active warrant for five counts of failing to require a minor child to attend school. Bond $1,250. Todd Maggio, 32, of Cattail Lane, Yankeetown, at 4:25p.m. Dec.21 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Maggio is accused of shoplifting 11 electronic items, valued at $607.31, from the Lecanto Walmart. Bond $2,000. Karen Ingalls, 45, of Cattail Lane, Yankeetown, at 4:25p.m. Dec.21 on a felony charge of retail grand theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Ingalls is accused of shoplifting 45 clothing items, valued at $527.18, from the Lecanto Walmart. Bond $2,000. BrittanyIsbell, 20, of East Chaparral Lane, Hernando, at 8:57p.m. Dec.21 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. Bond $250. Edward Kenneally III, 25, of South Greengate Point, Homosassa, at 9:33a.m. Dec.22 on a felony charge of arson to a structure. According to his arrest affidavit, Kenneally is accused of throwing a lit match, followed by a book of matches, into a vehicle, parked in a shed. Firemen responded to the scene and extinguished the flames. Bond $3,000. Christopher Sterling, 21, of Floral City, at 9:08p.m. Dec.22 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from original charges of trafficking in stolen property and false information to a pawn broker. Bond was denied. Jarrett Soper, 32, of Southeast Vicki Street, Inglis, at 8:45p.m. Dec.22 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from original charges of kidnapping, robbery with a deadly weapon and grand theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Soper was transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility from the Alachua County Jail. Bond was denied. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeBurglaries A residential burglary was reported at 9:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the 7000 block of N. Paradise Point, Hernando. A commercial burglary was reported at 9:29 a.m. Dec. 26 in the 2000 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 8:14 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 6800 block of W. Ottas Court, Crystal River. A residential burglary was reported at 8:18 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1100 block of W. Cairo Drive, Dunnellon.Thefts A grand theft was reported at 8:21 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the 11400 block of W. Riverhaven Drive, Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 8:56 a.m. Dec. 26 in the 5600 block of S. Withlapopka Drive, Floral City. A petit theft was reported at 5:12 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 6400 block of E. Anna Jo Drive, Inverness. A grand theft was reported at 5:19 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 6500 block of S. Tropicana Ave., Lecanto. A petit theft was reported at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 7900 block of N. Flame Vine Way, Crystal River.Vandalisms A vandalism was reported at 8:11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the 1200 block of W. Main St., Inverness. A vandalism was reported at 10:07 a.m. Dec. 26 in the 1500 block of N. Paulette Terrace, Inverness. A vandalism was reported at 11:02 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 500 block of S. Jackson St., Beverly Hills. A2SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL/NATION Alistair Co, MD Alex Villacastin, MD Catherine Sembrano-Navarro, MD Maria Villacastin, ARNP Shiela Villacastin, ARNP Alexander Villacastin, ARNP Lawrence Stawkowski PA 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y 3 L o c a t i o n s i n C i t r u s C o u n t y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y 000gu6i Inverness 3733 E Gulf to Lake Hwy 341-5520 Homosassa 7991 S Suncoast Blvd 382-8282 Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 527-0012 72 HOUR BLIND FACTORY FAUX WOOD BLINDS, TOP TREATMENTS DRAPERY, SHADES, SHUTTERS VERTICALS The Savings Are Yours Because The Savings Are Yours Because The Factory Is Ours! The Factory Is Ours! B LIND S 1657 W. 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On Sept. 8, the girls were staying with their grandfather Karis father to whom a judge had given temporary guardianship. Both parents were allowed six hours a week of unsupervised visitation. Peters wore the GPS monitor as the result of an arrest in August on charges that he violated an injunction for protection and the court-ordered child custody. He showed up at his father-in-laws house that Sunday morning to take the children to church. Kari Peters walked out the front door with the girls, saw her husband, and motioned for him to leave. Instead, he pulled his Jeep Liberty into the driveway and told his daughters to climb in, which they did willingly. Peters then took off. He told family and friends he intended to take the girls to church but decided to just drive after a sheriffs deputy called him, telling him to return. Deputies searched for Peters but did not pursue him because he was allowed six hours of visitation. They were alerted nearly four hours later that Peters was dislodging the GPS device, which a Hernando County sheriffs deputy found along Interstate 75. The sheriffs office issued a statement asking the public to be on the lookout for Peters and the girls. State authorities would not issue an Amber Alert because Keri Peters repeatedly told sheriffs investigators she did not think her husband would harm the girls. Kari pleaded for the girls return on her Facebook page. Parents and teachers participated in a prayer vigil one morning at Seven Rivers Christian School, where the girls attend school. Peters Jeep was found a week later in Sanilac County, Mich., about 90 miles northeast of Detroit. The Jeep, which had broken down, was found in a small state park near Cass City, a rural area of the states Thumb region. Authorities said Peters stole an Oldsmobile Bravada and they thought he could be headed with the girls to Minnesota or Canada. On Sept. 18, a gas station surveillance camera in Montana caught Peters driving off without paying for gas. Sheriffs deputies in Sweet Grass County, Mont., spotted the SUV in a remote state park and arrested Peters without incident around 2:30 a.m. Mountain Time Sept. 19. Kari Peters and a group of friends flew to Montana to retrieve the children. Peters at first fought extradition, but then was returned to Florida in early November to face charges. He is not expected to be charged in the Michigan stolen vehicle case. Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki said the owners had not retrieved their SUV from Montana. Peters Jeep is still in a wrecker service impound lot in Sanilac County. The company owner told a reporter in November he will probably ask a judge to transfer title to him so that he can sell the car.Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352563-3228 or mwright@ chronicleonline.com. TRIPContinued from Page A1 Edward Petersfacing four felony charges. 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PATFAHERTY Staff writerA couple of county firefighters are heroes to an 8-year-old boy after recovering his prized Christmas present. According to Hope Joshua, the boys mother, she was flying her sons radio-controlled helicopter on Christmas Day when the toy aircraft got away from her. I really didnt know how to fly it and did not know it would go that high, said Joshua. It kept going up and up and the next thing you know it was in a tree. He ran in the house crying, I felt really bad. Her son Dylan Jackson is a third-grader at Citrus Springs Elementary School and the radiocontrolled helicopter was his biggest Christmas gift. He was upset, so I called the volunteer fire department to see if they could come out and get it down, she said. Lt. Anthony Seguin and firefighter Lane Kersey responded from the DeRosa Fire Station with a tanker. But the aircraft was stuck too high up in the tree, so they used a blast of water to knock it free. He was so happy, my son was excited getting his best present back, she said. They were very nice. It was a great thing they did. I just really want to thank the fire department for helping us out. They took time from their schedule to help out an 8-year-old and save his Christmas present, Joshua said. I didnt think they did any small jobs. She said after the water blast, the aircraft didnt work anymore so they had to get a replacement. The Citrus County Sheriff Office confirmed the toy-saving rescue through its Twitter feed on Friday.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. Around theSTATE Citrus County Central Democrats set meetingThe Central Citrus Democratic Club will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Central Ridge Library, at the corner of Forest Ridge Boulevard and Roosevelt Boulevard, Beverly Hills. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend. The speaker will be attorney Glen C. Abbott, who will discuss legal issues surrounding wills and probate. For more information, emailcentralcitrus democrats@gmail.com.Trees accepted at county landfillEligible Citrus County residents may recycle natural, live Christmas trees at the Citrus County Central Landfill, free of charge during the months of December and January only. Trees must be cleaned of all decorations, lights and artificial snow. Artificial trees brought to the landfill for disposal will be charged standard solid waste/trash rates. For more information about landfill hours, call 352527-7670 during weekday office hours or go to the countys website at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us. Click on Departments, then Public Works, then Solid Waste.Duke speakers availableDuke Energy has launched a Florida Speakers Bureau to help customers better understand Floridas energy issues as well as provide tips to help customers use energy more wisely and reduce costs. The presentation provides details of the companys plan for a sustainable energy future and includes an overview of energy generation. It also provides energyefficiency tips and tools to help consumers save power and money. The presentation is designed for all audiences from small groups to large events. To learn more about it or to request a speaker, visit www.duke-energy.com/ florida-speakers. TallahasseeState geologists mapping sinkholesState geologists already have been to 30 sites and mapped about 50 sinkholes as they begin to plumb the depth of the states vulnerability to ground collapse. The Tampa Tribune reported that Florida received a $1.08 million federal grant for a three-year statewide study, starting last month with a pilot study in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. The result will be a detailed, multi-layered map that shows where sinkholes are most likely to form, but doesnt predict where and when individual sinkholes will occur.BradentonFormer police captain gets lifeA former Bradenton police captain has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife. A Manatee County judge sentenced 69-year-old Thomas Fleming on Thursday. He was convicted earlier this month of second-degree murder with a firearm. Authorities said Fleming shot his wife Claire at their Bradenton home in October 2012. Fleming testified during his trial that he had only intended to commit suicide in front of his wife but then turned the gun on her in a fit of rage. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Firefighters rescue Christmas gift Photo submittedA happy Dylan Jackson, 8, holds his toy helicopter after it was rescued from a tree by Lt. Anthony Seguin and firefighter Lane Kersey from the DeRosa Fire Station. They used a blast of water to knock the boys Christmas present loose. ERYNWORTHINGTON Staff writerFLORAL CITYACitrus High School and Academy of Environmental Science graduate has been awarded the William T. Hornaday Conservation Medal. On Nov. 21, the executive board of the Gulf Ridge Council recognized Eagle Scout Nathan Lovestrand, from Boy Scout Troop 415, with the highest conservation award achievable in Boy Scouts of America. The William T. Hornaday Conservation Medal encourages Scouts to learn about natural resource conservation and the environment. It also teaches sound stewardship of the natural resources and the environment and recognizes those who are outstanding in the field. You have to complete a minimum of four projects in four different areas of conservation that are the equivalent of Eagle Scout projects, Lovestrand said. Lovestrand is the third recipient from the state of Florida and 119th nationally since its inception in 1917. I set a goal to earn this award in October 2007 after reading an article in a scouting magazine written in honor of another Eagle Scout who earned it, Lovestrand said. He has been working for six years toward his goal and completed five conservation projects only four projects were required leading 67 volunteers in nearly 1,400 service hours. My dad works with FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) and does a lot of environmental work, Lovestrand said. I also enjoy being out in the woods. I know that if we do not take steps to keep our environment sustained and healthy that it will all die away. That would be really bad for the ecosystem and everything. His five projects culminated in providing research used to control exotic plants, exotic plant removal from more than 100 acres of natural area, a recycling network of bins to collect monofilament line with its collection and return and housing for more than 6,000 bats and their young, said Lovestrands mother, Shannon Lovestrand. Mark Rose, vice president of Busch Gardens and a member of the National Hornaday Awards committee, congratulated Lovestrand on his perfect score of 100 from all five judges. Shannon Lovestrand also said that nationally, approximately 60,000 boys earned the rank of Eagle in 2013, but only three earned the Silver William T. Hornaday Conservation Medal. I believe that the efforts required to complete this award have shaped me into a better person, Lovestrand said. I understand the importance of the community and the difference one individual can make to better our world. But these projects did not stop with me. They also taught members of my troop, my classmates, and numerous others what it means to set a goal, work hard toward its completion, and leave a legacy. He is now attending PascoHernando Community College and plans a career as an FWC officer.Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at 352-5635660, Ext. 1334, or eworthington @chronicleonline.com. Special to the ChronicleNathan Lovestrand was recently awarded the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal for Conservation from the National Boy Scouts of America. The award recognizes Scouts who undertake and complete exceptional conservation projects. Lovestrand is the third recipient from the state of Florida since its inception in 1917. Local Eagle Scout receives highest conservation award A Day of Service to recognize MLK Special to the ChronicleThe Nature Coast Volunteer Center, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the Board of County Commissioners will present a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects will be held Monday, Jan. 20, and Citrus County residents are invited to participate in honor of Dr. Kings legacy. Local residents are urged to join thousands of Americans across the country in making the holiday A Day On, Not A Day Off by serving others. Martin Luther King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all and voiced that everyone has a role to play making America what it ought to be. Day of Service organizers are encouraging residents to gather friends, neighbors, church groups, clubs and civic organizations to join in supporting the projects by registering to volunteer. Join project participants from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 20, at Floral City Park, 9530 South Parkside Avenue, Floral City, for a cleanup day; or, from 9 a.m. to noon to create valentines for veterans at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. There will be a light breakfast for all participants and commemorative T-shirts for the first 25 registered volunteers at each event. For more information or to register for the event, please contact the Nature Coast Volunteer Center at 352-249-1275; or email ncvc@bocc.citrus.fl.us. Registration forms may also be found at www. naturecoastvolunteer center.org. Please print, complete and send the form back to the Nature Coast Volunteer Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Key No. 4, Lecanto, FL 34461. DAY OF SERVICE WHY: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. WHEN: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. INFO: Phone 352249-1275; or email ncvc@bocc. citrus.fl.us.

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Birthday Be true to your heart in the coming months. If you aim high, you will strive to be your best. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This will be an emotional period when secrets will surface. Avoid allowing impulsive reactions to ruin your plans. Talk matters over until you find a way to proceed. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Inviting friends over will lead to a closer bond with the people who are most important to you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Youll have an innovative concept that may lead to prosperity. Examine your options and make time to gather what you will require to proceed. Aries (March 21-April 19) Domestic issues will shake your confidence. Have a night out and make new friends. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Plan to travel or meet up with someone special. Examining family history will provide insight into the lifestyle you desire. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If youre thinking of someone from your past, you should make contact with him or her. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Taking challenges in stride will enhance your reputation and improve your self-esteem, paving the way for you to pursue new endeavors. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Dont be evasive about your feelings. Clear the air so that you can make changes and move in a better direction. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Make an effort to help others. You will impress someone you want to get to know better. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Search for insights that will help you make a decision about your professional future or geographical location. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Learn through experience. Travel and research will help you make a decision. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Prepare for the upcoming year. Changing your direction or appearance may lead to new partnerships and opportunities.TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Saturday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2013. There are three days left in the year. Todays Highlights in History: On Dec. 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Alexander Solzhenitsyn published The Gulag Archipelago, an expose of the Soviet prison system. On this date: In 1612, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. In 1846, Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union. In 1879, a section of the Tay Bridge in Dundee, Scotland, collapsed as a train was traveling over it, sending an estimated 75 people to their deaths in the river below. In 1945, Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1961, the Tennessee Williams play Night of the Iguana opened on Broadway. In 1972, Kim Il Sung, the premier of North Korea, was named the countrys president under a new constitution. Ten years ago: Libya, for the first time, allowed U.N. nuclear officials to inspect four sites related to its nuclear weapons program. Five years ago: The Detroit Lions completed an awful 0-16 season the NFLs worst ever with a 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. One year ago: Russias President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Todays Birthdays: Comic book creator Stan Lee is 91. Actress Dame Maggie Smith is 79. Actor Denzel Washington is 59. Comedian Seth Meyers is 40. Actor Joe Manganiello (TV: True Blood) is 37. Actress Vanessa Ferlito (TV: Graceland) is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer John Legend is 35. Pop singer David Archuleta (TV: American Idol) is 23. Thought for Today: Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian statesman (1889-1964). 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Please recycle your newspaper.www.chronicleonline.com Published every Sunday through Saturday By Citrus Publishing Inc.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429Phone 352-563-6363POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Citrus County Chronicle1624 N. MEADOWCREST BLVD., CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT INVERNESS, FL SECOND CLASS PERMIT #114280 CITRUSCOUNTY Florida' s BestCommunity Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community ENTERTAINMENT Pauley, Gumbel to reunite on TodayLOS ANGELES The Today show is ending the year on a nostalgic note. NBC says that former Today anchors Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel will join Matt Lauer for Mondays show. Gumbel left the morning program in 1997 after 15 years, and Pauley exited in 1989 after a 13-year tenure. They were co-anchors for seven years. Pauley isnt a stranger to Today: She returns each month for a segment that looks at Americans older than 50 who start new careers.Action star Jet Li treated for thyroidHONG KONG Jet Li said hes being treated for an overactive thyroid, but hes determined to fight the condition head-on. The Chinese action star known for his kung fu skills discussed his diagnosis during the taping of a talent show hes judging in China. In Tuesdays taping, the 50-year-old Li appeared to have a fuller face and heavier frame. He joked about his weight gain and said Im fat, I dont have the time to lose it. Its a fact! He explained that exercise is not advised with the medication hes taking. An overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, causes changes in a persons metabolism and heart rate, among other symptoms. Li catapulted to fame in the s with the Once Upon a Time in China films.Oscar nominations voting startsLOS ANGELES Oscar voters, start your ballots. Voting begins Friday for 2014s Academy Awards nominees. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots for their favorite film work from the past year until Jan. 8, 2014. The academy is offering electronic voting for the second consecutive year. It announced last week that 289 feature films are eligible for best-picture consideration. Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 16. Ellen DeGeneres will host the ceremony when the Oscars are presented on March 2.Going behind the music in BransonST. LOUIS Documentary filmmakers A.J. Schnack and David Wilson knew it would be easy to make fun of Branson, middle Americas flag-waving, familyfriendly celebration of musical variety shows and early-bird dinner specials. The Midwest natives felt a stronger obligation to dig beneath the surface and portray local performers and town leaders as more than aw-shucks Ozark hillbillies. The result is We Always Lie to Strangers, a new film that tells a more nuanced story of how the southwest Missouri resort is dealing with the aftermath of an economic recession, an aging audience and performance troupes whose gay cast members live a version of dont ask, dont tell among their conservative Christian neighbors. The documentary will be distributed nationally in 2014. It kicked off the annual St. Louis International Film Festival in November. From wire reports Associated PressFormer NBC Today show co-hosts Jane Pauley, left, and Bryant Gumbel, during the morning shows 50th anniversary Jan. 14, 2002, in New York. NBC says that Pauley and Gumbel will join Matt Lauer for Mondays show on Dec. 30. They anchored the show together for seven years. A4SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 000GT1P in Todays Citrus County Chronicle LEGAL NOTICES Bid Notices C10 Jet Li

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Associated PressSYDNEY A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzards whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship wasnt in danger of sinking, and there were ample supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, but the vessel couldnt move. Maritime authorities received the ships distress signal on Wednesday and sent three icebreakers to assist. By Friday afternoon, Chinas Snow Dragon had made it as far as the edge of the sea ice surrounding the ship, 12 miles away, but still faced the tough task of getting through the dense pack ice to the paralyzed vessel. The Snow Dragon was hoping to reach the ship by Friday evening, but changing weather conditions and the thickness of the ice could slow its progress, said Andrea Hayward-Maher, spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue. Expedition leader Chris Turney said it may take the Snow Dragon until Saturday to break through. Were all just on tenterhooks at the moment, waiting to find out how long it will take, Turney said by satellite phone. Morale is really good. The scientific team on board the vessel which left New Zealand on Nov. 28 had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawsons century-old voyage to Antarctica when it became trapped. They plan to continue their expedition after they are freed, Turney said. Passengers and crew have had to contend with blizzard conditions, including winds up to 40 miles per hour, but the weather had calmed considerably by Friday, Turney said. The blizzard we had yesterday was quite extraordinary its not nice when you can feel the ship shaking, he said. Despite the interruption to the expedition, the scientists have continued their research while stuck, counting birds in the area and drilling through the ice surrounding the ship to photograph sea life. John Carlock, 84INVERNESSJohn L. Carlock, 84, Inverness, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at New Horizons. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.Thelma Cotner, 85FORMERLY OF CRYSTAL RIVERThelma R. Cotner, 85, formerly of Crystal River, passed away Dec. 26, 2013, in Medina, Ohio. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Uhrichsville, Ohio, to the late Ernesto and Rosa Varalli. Thelma is survived by her beloved children, Joe (Kathy), Von (Chris), Vince (Jennifer) Zeigler; cherished grandchildren, Jeff, Jennifer, Cari Ann, Andrew, Kate, Melissa, Joe and Nick; seven greatgrandchildren; and sister, Joanne Cronizer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Zeigler; second husband, Wilbur Cotner; siblings, Reno Varalli and Dora Grant; as well as her parents. A memorial service will be held for Thelma at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio 44256. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Thelmas honor to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.waite funeralhome.com. Nelle Raisor, 98FLORAL CITYNelle Raisor (nee Youngblood),of Floral City, died Dec. 25, 2013, at home under the loving care of her extended family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs. Raisor was born April 5, 1915, in Armuchee, Ga., to the late Robert and Rosa (Barbour) Youngblood and moved here in 1970 from Lexington, Ky. She was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church and wife of the late Charles Raisor, who died June 6, 2005. They were married 43 years before his death. Survivors include her nephews and nieces, Phillip, Earlton and Toni Youngblood; as well as her extended family and caregivers. Funeral services will be at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec 30, with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. Interment will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Visitation will be at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus County. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Thomas Martin, 82HOMOSASSAThomas A. Martin, 82, of Homosassa, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements by Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness, Fla.James Whitty Jr., 56FLORAL CITYJames F. Whitty Jr., 56, Floral City, died suddenly at home on Dec. 25, 2013. Jim was born in Rockaway, N.Y. on Dec. 12, 1957, to the late James and Elizabeth Whitty Sr., and moved to Citrus County in 1981 after serving our country in the U.S. Marines for four years. He was employed in the construction industry. Surviving are his wife, Susan Stokes Whitty, Floral City; his twin brothers, Kevin and Kenneth Whitty; and devoted mother-in-law, Jackie Stokes. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Jeffrey Pollack, 54FILM DIRECTORHERMOSA BEACH, Calif. A producer of TVs The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and writerdirector of Above the Rim has died. Police said Jeffrey Ian Pollack was found collapsed early Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area of Hermosa Beach, about 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Pollack was 54. Authorities said Thursday they do not suspect foul play. Pollack was wearing jogging clothes and carrying an iPod when a passer-by discovered him and contacted police. Pollack produced several seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as well as a Jennifer Lopez concert documentary. 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Deaths ELSEWHERE OBITUARIES The Citrus County Chronicles policy permits both free and paid obituaries. Obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home or society in charge of arrangements. Free obituaries, run one day, can include: full name of deceased; age; hometown/state; date of death; place of death; date, time and place of visitation and funeral services. Email obits@ chronicle online.com or fax 352-563-3280. Phone 352-563-5660. From wire reports Utility linemen brave cold and ice to restore power Associated PressDETROIT When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldnt be spending Christmas at home with his family. Nobody had to call. I heard it on the top of my roof, Carone said. The 52-year-old lineman for Detroit-based DTE Energy is one of the thousands of electrical workers who have put in double shifts trying to restore power to more than a half-million homes and businesses. Outages stretched from the Great Plains to Maine and into eastern Canada. My power went out the same time as everybody elses, Carone said of the power to his Lapeer home, north of Detroit. It was about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, while he was on the phone with his utilitys area leader. He walked out the door a half-hour later and has been working 16 hours a day ever since. The storm has been blamed for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Five people apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning tied to using generators. Michigan bore the brunt of the storm as nearly 600,000 homes and businesses lost power, and as of Friday morning, about 64,000 customers remained in the dark. Maine reported almost 12,000 outages and in eastern Canada, nearly 62,000 still hadnt had their power restored, including 33,000 in Toronto. It could have been worse, said Paul Graham, a lineman supervisor from Massachusetts whose crew was helping out in Gardiner, Maine. If it was a little more ice, poles would have been broken, Graham said. Things would be on the ground. ... If there was another quarter of an inch or a half-inch of ice, people wouldve been out for a long, long, long time. But Im sure no one is thinking theyre lucky, right? Many families affected by the outages sought refuge with relatives or hunkered down with generatorpowered space heaters and fireplaces to keep warm. Utility officials say it could be days before power is restored to everyone. The linemen face a dangerous and physical task, below-freezing temperatures aside. Ice can weigh down power lines so much that they break, or tree branches can fall and take the lines with them. So, the linemen must clear some debris, if needed, and then shimmy up slick utility poles to restring lines using belts and spiked boots. You have to take your time. You have to watch what youre doing, said Carone, who was working in Columbiaville on Thursday. Its not a good feeling, climbing up an icy pole. A lineman fell Tuesday from a ladder in Lansing, suffering broken ribs and a shoulder injury. It underscores the inherent dangers that linemen face in restoration efforts in a storm like this, Lansings Board of Water & Light spokesman Stephen Serkaian said. Consumers Energy lineman Jeff Morrall has traveled throughout west Michigan in the last week, braving the elements. It was miserable. Friday night it was the freezing rain coming in, Morrall said. You look up and you can barely see out of your safety glasses. When we were working Sunday in Muskegon, you could see the branches breaking. You hear a big old crash, thinking I hope these branches dont break over our heads. Morrall, 51, was able to spend time Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with his family in Muskegon. Other than that, its mostly been hotel and motel rooms. Our families pretty much understand thats our job to go out and get the lights on. ... Its almost like being a fireman. Youre there for public service. Consumers Energy had about 2,500 employees, contractors and workers from outside Michigan in the field. DTE Energy has about 1,500 focused on restoration efforts. But in a twist of holiday spirit, Morrall said his crews morale was lifted Wednesday by grateful homeowners who had been using generators for heat, light and cooking. There were no restaurants open anywhere, he said. We had just put the power on to this neighborhood and these people brought over plates of food with turkey, ham, green bean casserole. We did get a Christmas dinner. Icebound ship in Antarctica edges closer to rescue Associated PressCory Bean works atop a utility pole to repair a power line, Thursday in East Lansing, Mich. Bean is part of a crew from utility service company T&D Solutions out of Kentucky brought in to assist Consumers Energy with restoring power in Michigan after an ice storm. Bean has been working in Michigan since Sunday. Associated PressThe Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia on Friday.

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Most recent dividend was omitted or deferred. k Declared or paid this year, a cumulative issue with dividends in arrears. m Current annual rate, which was decreased by most recent dividend announcement. p Initial dividend, annual rate not known, yie ld not shown. r Declared or paid in preceding 12 months plus stock dividend. t Paid in stock, approximate cash value on ex-distribution date. PE Footnotes: q Stock is a closed-end fund no P/E ratio shown. cc P/E exceeds 99. dd Loss in last 12 months. The drugmaker said its buying 31 generic drugs from Teva Pharmaceuticals in a very significant expansion of its portfolio. After watching shares more than double since its initial public offering, Macquarie Capital downgraded the social media company. The parent company of Cessna Aircraft will buy Beechcraft for $1.4 billion after its recent exit from bankruptcy protection. The automaker and its main Chinese partner will recall almost 1.5 million cars to replace a fuel pump bracket that could crack. The carrier was one of the biggest losers in the S&P 500 after a computer glitch enabled travelers to score extreme bargains. Major stock indexes ended lower on Friday amid light trading. Most of Wall Street remains on vacation for the Christmas and New Years holidays. The market took notice of an analyst report downgrading Twitters stock to the equivalent of a sell. 20 25 30 $35 D ON Delta Air LinesDAL Close: $27.03 -0.85 or -3.0% $11.46$29.44 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 10.0m (0.8x avg.) $23.13 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 11.2 0.9% 30 35 40 $45 D ON General MotorsGM Close: $40.94 -0.58 or -1.4% $26.19$41.85 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 10.0m (0.5x avg.) $56.86 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 13.8 ... 25 30 35 $40 D ON TextronTXT Close: $36.61 0.41 or 1.1% $23.90$37.43 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 3.8m (1.6x avg.) $10.29 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 22.2 0.2% 20 40 60 $80 D ON TwitterTWTR Close: $63.75 -9.56 or -13.0% $38.80$74.73 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 60.0m (5.9x avg.) $34.72 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 5 10 15 $20 D ON ANI PharmaceuticalsANIP Close: $19.89 2.77 or 16.2% $4.80$23.00 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 658.9k (9.8x avg.) $188.56 m 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3 percent Friday. Yields affect rates on mortgages and other consumer loans.NET 1YR TREASURIES YEST PVS CHG AGO 3.25 3.25 3.25 .13 .13 .13 PRIME RATE FED FUNDS 3-month T-bill.060.06....07 6-month T-bill.080.08....11 52-wk T-bill.110.11....14 2-year T-note.400.41-0.01.26 5-year T-note1.741.74....74 10-year T-note3.002.99+0.011.74 30-year T-bond3.943.92+0.022.91 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.753.73+0.022.48 Bond Buyer Muni Idx5.145.13+0.014.11 Barclays USAggregate2.502.50...1.77 Barclays US High Yield5.665.66...6.12 Moodys AAACorp Idx4.594.57+0.023.68 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.891.89....98 Barclays US Corp3.283.28...2.73 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities The price of oil rose on Friday amid growing optimism that the U.S. economic recovery will stoke greater energy demand. Palladium led gains among metals. 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Interestrates 000H0HT Stocks end day mostly flat in quiet trading Associated PressNEW YORK Wall Streets six-day rally stalled out on Friday as stocks ended the day mostly flat in quiet trading. Bond yields continued to rise. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed above the 3 percent mark. The yield hasnt consistently traded above that level since July 2011. The increase will translate into higher interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans. Energy stocks were among the biggest gainers after oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel for the first time since October. Offshore oil drilling companies Transocean and Diamond Offshore each rose about 1.5 percent. Oil giant ExxonMobil climbed 1 percent. Sprint jumped 83 cents, or 8 percent, to $10.79 following news reports that Japans Softbank, which owns Sprint, may use the company as a vehicle to purchase wireless competitor T-Mobile. Most of Wall Street remains on vacation. Trading volume has been very low this week. Only 2 billion shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, about 40 percent below the recent average. There were no major economic reports or corporate earnings Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 1.47 points, or 0.01 percent, to 16,478.41. The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 0.62 point, or 0.03 percent, to 1,841.40 and the Nasdaq composite was down 10.59 points, or 0.3 percent, at 4,156.59. Associated PressTrader John Liotti, left, and specialist Donald Civitanova work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hollywood struggles against new film meccas LOS ANGELES In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is spreading across the globe to places like Vancouver, London and Wellington, New Zealand. Fueled by politicians doling out generous tax breaks, filmmaking talent is migrating to where the money is. The result is an incentives arms race that pits California against governments around the world and allows powerful studios with hundreds of millions of dollars at their disposal to cherry-pick the best deals. The most recent iteration of the phenomenon came earlier this month when James Cameron announced plans to shoot and produce the next three Avatar sequels largely in New Zealand. What Cameron gets out of the deal is a 25 percent rebate on production costs, as long as his company spends at least $413 million on the three films. Target says customers encrypted PINs were stolenATLANTA Target said Friday that debitcard PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month. The company said the stolen personal identification numbers, which customers type into keypads to make secure transactions, were encrypted and that this strongly reduces risk to customers. In addition to the encrypted PINs, customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on back of the cards were stolen from about 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Security experts said its the second-largest theft of card accounts in U.S. history, surpassed only by a scam that began in 2005 involving retailer TJX Cos. Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan said Friday that the PINs for the affected cards are vulnerable and people should change their codes since such data has been decrypted, or unlocked, before.GE study: No need to expand Hudson River cleanupALBANY, N.Y. General Electric Co. said Friday a study requested by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows no need for it to voluntarily expand dredging already underway in a portion of the upper Hudson River contaminated with PCBs. GE said the scientific and legal analysis shows wildlife in the area is healthy, and any concern about the company getting hit with future liabilities for environmental damage is speculative. DiNapoli had asked for the review in a shareholder resolution as trustee of the state pension system. He withdrew the resolution after Fairfield, Conn.-based GE agreed to the study earlier this year. Environmentalists have long been pressing for additional dredging of contaminated sections outside the current Superfund cleanup site north of Albany.CEO of Hyundais North America operations resignsJohn Krafcik, the president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, is stepping down next week after five years at the helm, the company announced Friday. He will be replaced by David Zuchowski, the current executive vice president of sales who joined the company in February 2007. When Krafcik became CEO of American operations in 2008, the South Korean automakers cars were ugly and often broke down. During his tenure, he pushed through quality, style and fuel efficiency improvements to help drive up sales. Hyundai Sonata midsize cars and Elantra compacts became top sellers and multiple models garnered the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetys Top Safety Pick designation. Hyundai had already started to change before Krafcik arrived, offering a 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty with its cars. But the transformation from joke to juggernaut accelerated under his watch. GM to recall 1.5M cars in China to replace bracketBEIJING General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner will recall almost 1.5 million cars to replace a bracket that secures a fuel pump, Chinas product quality agency said Friday. The agency said the recall affects 1.2 million Buick Excelles made from 2006 through part of 2012 and 250,000 Chevrolet Sails produced between April 2009 and October 2011 and some made last year. The bracket to be replaced might crack and in extreme cases cause a fuel leak, the Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement. The recall is GMs second this year in China. In May, the government announced a recall of 2,653 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles to adjust nuts on wheels that said might loosen due to torque.Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year LOS ANGELES Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline. With the current domestic box-office tally nearly 1 percent ahead of last year at this time, 2013 could surpass 2012's overall haul of $10.8 billion by more than $100 million, according to box-office tracker Rentrak. Apple CEOs compensation rises slightly to $4.3MCUPERTINO, Calif. Apple CEO Timothy Cook received a compensation package valued at nearly $4.3 million this year, up slightly from 2012. Cooks pay for fiscal 2013, which ended in September, consisted of $1.4 million in salary and a bonus of $2.8 million, according to a regulatory filing Friday. Cooks compensation also includes $52,721 in company contributions to his 401(k) account, life insurance premiums and a vacation cash-out. From wire reports Business HIGHLIGHTS

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OPINION Page A8SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 Fleet Reserve thanks youThe Fleet Reserve Association Branch 186 would like to take this opportunity to thank those who attended their Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2013 luncheon on Dec. 7, 2013, at Stumpknockers on the River. This annual event is hosted by the FRA to honor those who served at Pearl Harbor during the 1941 attack. In attendance this year were: Ted Archambault, U.S. Marines, 1st Marine Division and his wife Marie; Jack Cissel, U.S. Army, Fort Shaftner; Arthur Fusco, U.S. Army A/C, Wheeler Field, accompanied by his family; Robert Bewley, U.S. Navy, Ford Island, and his daughter Nancy; Donald Dertien, U.S. Navy, USS Farragut, accompanied by his family. Not able to attend were Albert deMarco, U.S. Army, Schofield Barracks; and Donald Bloomfield, U.S. Air Force, Hickam Field. A special thanks to Commissioner J.J. Kenney, who read a Proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners declaring Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Chairman Bob Huscher introduced Branch President Tim Donovan, who gave a Welcome aboard to those in attendance. Branch Vice President Bill Tyson led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Branch member Florence McCann gave a reading of the Two Bell Ceremony, a tribute to honor our shipmates who have joined the staff of the Supreme Commander. The Two Bell Ceremony was then performed by Branch President Donovan and Branch member Bill Rossfeld. The blessing before lunch was given by Co-Chairman Joan Huscher, followed by a presentation of gifts to the survivors by Commissioner J.J. Kenney along with branch President Donovan. After lunch, the closing prayer was read by chaplain Paul Kimmerling. Our thanks to the Chroniclefor their continued support, to reporter Nancy Kennedy for the articles she wrote about the survivors and to Stumpknockers on the River and its staff for welcoming us back for this ceremony and for giving us outstanding service every year.Robert W. Huscher, Chairman Joan A. Huscher, Co-Chairman The only alternative that Obamacares critics have is, well, Lets just go back to the status quo, said President Obama recently, because they sure havent presented an alternative. Its an argument Democrats make all the time often, these days, to divert attention from the ongoing problems of their troubled national health care scheme. But still, why havent Republicans presented an alternative to Obamacare? GOP leaders would protest immediately: They have come up with dozens of health care bills, only to see them rejected by Democrats. But the fact is, Republicans have not united behind a single health care proposal, even as millions of Americans would like to see what theyve got. Why? For one thing, they dont believe in the Obamacare approach. At the time of the Affordable Care Acts debate and passage, about 85 percent of Americans had health coverage. Given that, conservatives simply would not create a sprawling, comprehensive, intrusive, bureaucratic, loaded-withunintended-consequences plan to achieve an (incomplete) semblance of universal coverage. So they wont ever have their own version of Obamacare. Rather, they favor targeted attempts to solve specific problems. Like fixing the tax inequities between people who receive coverage through their jobs and those who buy it on the individual market. Setting up mechanisms through which people with pre-existing conditions can purchase coverage. Allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines. Doing something about outsized medical malpractice awards. Mention those proposals to Democrats, and theyll scoff. Theyre the same-old, same-old GOP hobbyhorses that will leave millions of Americans without health insurance. But the fact is, the health care debate has changed. It has been changed by the millions who have had their health coverage canceled and who face higher premiums, higher deductibles, narrower doctor networks, diminished choices of prescription drugs and other burdens. The situation is so serious that Obamacare might actually create more uninsured by January 2014. That is precisely the opposite of the stated intent of the Affordable Care Act. And it changes the political argument. When Democrats mock Republican plans to fix specific health care problems as too limited, Republicans can now cite the millions of Americans facing new burdens under the Democratic scheme. Why not try something different, and less damaging? Of course Obama will never give up Obamacare. But the public might, if Republicans have something better. Now, many House Republicans have gotten behind a plan. The American Health Care Reform Act, H.R. 3121, includes many of the GOPs standard health care prescriptions. It starts by repealing Obamacare, then includes a tax fairness provision, state lines provision, highrisk-pool provision, malpractice provision, and others. Its not the perfect bill. Conservative writer Ramesh Ponnuru questions some of its tax provisions and its malpractice plan, but still concludes, Even with these flaws, though, the Republican plan is superior to Obamacare. The bill is the work of the House Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. It has 116 co-sponsors, which is an important number because it is more than half the Republican caucus in the GOPcontrolled House. Were at a majority of the majority who support the bill, says one well-connected Hill aide. Weve had a number of members of the Republican Study Committee who have expressed to House leadership a desire to vote on an Obamacare alternative. But so far the House GOP leadership has been uninterested in going forward with that alternative. Leadership sources say their focus is on Obamacare, and the hope of forcing some Democrats to abandon the law. Others point to shortcomings with H.R. 3121s funding provisions. Still others say uniting behind a bill would just give Democrats a new target. And others argue no proposal is capable of attracting the 217 GOP votes needed for House passage. The fact is, top House Republicans dont seem to be pushing very hard to build support for a GOP alternative. But it is time to move. Obamacare has weakened Democrats, weakened the president, weakened the idea of a comprehensive national health care plan. And that is an opportunity for Republicans. What Obamacare has done for the Republican Party is that Americans really want to hear what they have to say about health care, says one GOP strategist. The bills authors have asked Obama for a meeting to discuss health care. They can forget about that. But they are still going forward. A powerful committee chairman, Rep. Fred Upton of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has asked the Congressional Budget Office to score the bill, which will yield an estimate of its budgetary effects. And they will continue to gather sponsors. It might turn out Republicans will finally produce their longawaited alternative whether leadership wants it or not.Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. Property is in its nature timid and seeks protection, and nothing is more gratifying to government than to become a protector.John C. Calhoun, speech, March 21, 1834 Obamacare alternative CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE Founded by Albert M. Williamson You may differ with my choice, but not my right to choose. David S. Arthurs publisher emeritus EDITORIAL BOARDGerry Mulligan ....................................publisherMike Arnold ..............................................editorCharlie Brennan ........................managing editorCurt Ebitz ..................................citizen memberMac Harris ................................citizen memberRebecca Martin ..........................guest memberBrad Bautista ....................................copy chief DESTRUCTIVE BILL Property owners need help Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 45 years ago to encourage the purchase of flood insurance at a subsidized rate as an affordable insurance alternative to disaster assistance. To replenish NFIP coffers depleted by Hurricane Katrina and superstorm Sandy, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act, which dramatically changed the cost for federal flood insurance with the subsidys phased elimination. In eliminating the subsidy, members of Congress failed to see its unintended consequences, and to assure that, the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed an affordability study on riskbased rates. As a result, astronomical premiums threaten to price Floridas affected property owners out of their homes or businesses and potentially devastate the states real estate industry. With Florida holding 40 percent of all federal flood insurance policies, one would think its congressional delegation would have exercised due diligence to preclude an affordable insurance alternative from becoming a destructive policy. Wrong! When the House overwhelmingly passed the flood insurance measure in July 2011, former U.S. Rep. Connie Mack was the only one of Floridas 27 House members who voted against it. After laying fallow for a year, the Senate approved the measure as part of a highway bill, with Sen. Bill Nelson voting for and Sen. Marco Rubio against it. Not until the bills destructive consequences publicly surfaced this past October did Floridas congressional delegation express concern. And, despite much chestthumping, Congress recessed for the holidays without taking any action to delay the premium increases until FEMA completed an affordability study for the new rates. With affected Florida property owners facing sticker shock, several private insurers have begun offering policies that are a fraction of the NFIPs cost calculations. Given the budding private insurer interest, state Sen. Jeff Brandes unveiled legislation earlier this month to streamline regulatory approval of private insurers as a common-sense alternative. Departing from the federal governments one-size-fits-all propensity, the bill would add an engineer specializing in flood plains and a meteorologist with expertise in floods to a state board that oversees rate setting. Additionally, it would give property owners the choice of excluding garages, content coverage and temporary living expenses, as well as pegging coverage to the mortgage amount, not the total replacement cost. While it remains to be seen if theres sufficient interest and private capital to make private insurers a workable alternative, Sen. Brandes bill offers hope for Floridas beleaguered property owners and real estate industry. With Congress having failed Floridas flood insurance policyholders, state lawmakers are urged to make Sen. Brandes common-sense alternative a top priority during the upcoming legislative session. THE ISSUE:Federal flood insurance.OUR OPINION:Congress has failed policyholders. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via email. Names and hometowns will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.Letters must be no longer than 600 words, and writers will be limited to four letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. Or, fax to 352-563-3280, or email to letters@chronicleonline.com .LETTERSto the Editor Keep it going, NancyI always enjoy reading Nancy Kennedys columns on Saturdays in the Religion section. Her Saturday, Dec. 14, column is a keeper and I like Jesus, too.Avoided a disasterI would like to thank a lady who the day before Thanksgiving returned my purse from the parking lot that I left it in the cart. So that was at Kmart the day before Thanksgiving and she made my holidays a lot brighter because it could have been a disaster. Thank you so much.Need places to shopAn aquarium in the mall for the tourists? What about a Michaels or a Jo-Anns Fabrics in the mall for local residents? Dont we count at all? 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Huggett later admitted to killing her daughter and became remorseful by apologizing to her slain daughter. Aliyahs father lives in California. Meanwhile, in February another mother was arrested and charged with firstdegree murder in the death of her 6-month-old infant son. Brittany Nichole Arnett, 21, of Robin Hood Road, Inverness was reportedly upset that her boyfriend had left her at home with the baby. She allegedly turned her fury on the infant. According to Arnetts arrest report, around noon on Jan. 27, Arnett reportedly placed the baby in his swing and in the subsequent two hours slammed the face of the infant into the swing tray. She also reportedly admitted to investigators she grabbed the infant by the rib cage and yanked him from the swing with such force it caused the babys head to snap back and forth without resistance. Arnett told investigators she recalled when she pulled the baby out of the swing, the infants head hit the swing. According to the affidavit, Arnett said she knew the baby was injured by the time her boyfriend got home, but was afraid to tell him or seek medical help. When the boyfriend got home, the baby appeared to be acting normal, but was sensitive to touch and had difficulty focusing. The baby also had blood in his mouth, which was removed by a suction ball, the report stated. Arnett reportedly put the baby to bed, but at 6:25 the next morning, she and the boyfriend took the unresponsive baby to Citrus Memorial hospital. Medical staff tried for more than an hour to revive the baby, according to the report. After closely examining the baby, hospital staff noticed numerous marks including bruising of the rib cage and what appeared to be a bite mark on his left thigh. An autopsy conducted the following day on the baby revealed, among other injuries, brain hemorrhaging, a separated spine, broken ribs and lacerations inside the babys mouth. Arnetts next court appearance is also scheduled for Feb. 13.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352564-2925 or asidibe@ chronicleonline.com. DEATHSContinued from Page A1 cared for at doctors offices or clinics. We are now aware this is a problem in Citrus County and were educating people about some things, explained Judith A. Tear, emergency coordinator with the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County. Tear said it is not a reportable disease so they do not have statistics on it. We would get involved if there was an outbreak at a facility, she said, which has not been reported. She said it is more apparent with the elderly, but there are precautions and hand washing is a huge issue. Here in Citrus County it is a very prevalent health care issue, said Joanie Pochis, a registered nurse in infection prevention at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Theres a daily vigilance, kind of a collection of processes that are evidence based. It involves collaboration with the staff and physicians on many levels. She said there are a lot of preventive measures including limiting the use of antibiotics. We really pay a lot of attention to the decontamination process, she said, and a lot patient education. Pochis explained C. diff is a unique organism. Decontamination is done with a bleach solution. The germ is immune to hand sanitizers and the only thing that will penetrate it is soap and water. Steady increases in the rate and severity of C. diff infections have prompted CDC to request extended funding for additional C. diff date collection and a vaccine is being tested. Early this month, CDC working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, launched a website for comparing hospitals, which provides local data on HAI. Data on C. diff displayed on the website for first quarter 2013 shows Seven Rivers with more infections than similar hospitals nationwide, while Citrus Memorial had fewer infections. Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352564-2924 or pfaherty@ chronicleonline.com. INFECTIONContinued from Page A1 Brittany Arnett Denver gives out recreational pot sales licenses Associated PressDENVER The first batch of Denver businesses approved to sell recreational marijuana got their licenses Friday, the owners mugging for pictures and saying they never thought theyd see the day when theyd get a permit to sell pot. Applause broke out and cameras whirred when the first license was issued from the citys Department of Excise and Licenses. The city awarded 14 licenses for retail shops, 17 licenses for pot growers and three licenses for makers of cannabis-infused products such as pot brownies. One businessman joked about getting arrested for having a joint at a 1971 Black Sabbath concert. Others shared hugs and stories about marijuanas route to legalization. I think its about time that adults can imbibe in marijuana, said Donald Andrews of one of the retail shops, LoDo Wellness Center in downtown Denver. The licensed sellers went through a state and local licensing process that included public hearings to ask neighbors about shop locations. Owners also underwent more than a dozen fire and building inspections for each shop. Its been a grueling process but were finally here, said Justin Jones, owner of Dank Colorado, a retail shop. Recreational pot for adults over 21 has been legal in Colorado for more than a year, but retail sales of the drug arent allowed until 8 a.m. on Jan. 1. Washington state, the only other state to allow recreational pot use by adults, plans to have stores open by late spring of next year. Denver is one of 19 municipalities and seven counties in Colorado that will allow retail sales of recreational pot. Only existing medical marijuana businesses are now allowed to make the transition to recreational sales. The licensed shops were handed red posters Friday and stacks of fliers instructing pot customers on marijuana limits, including the fact that users cant consume pot in public, drive high, or take pot out of state. These are big businesses that have been operating in good standing in our city for a long time, said Amber Miller, spokeswoman for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Colorado has approved 348 marijuana business licenses. More than a hundred of those are still pending in Denver, meaning the city is likely to have many more shops in the first few months of 2014. Still unclear is what the morning of Jan. 1 will look like. Some pot shop owners are planning to install purchasing caps and other limits to try to avoid a run on weed. Were hoping next week will be a fun-filled experience but a responsible one, said Elan Nelson of Medicine Man, a licensed shop and growing center in northeast Denver. Four dead after shootings Gunman kills himself Associated PressLOCKPORT, La. A nurse embroiled in a custody fight with his ex-wife killed his current wife before shooting his former in-laws and his onetime boss in a rampage that spanned two parishes in Louisiana, leaving three people dead and three wounded. He then fatally shot himself in the head, authorities said. All three survivors remained hospitalized Friday, two in critical condition, Brennan Matherne, a spokesman for the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office, said in an email. He said deputies are still investigating the motive. Preliminary evidence shows that Ben Freeman, 38, first killed his wife, Denise Taylor Freeman, 43, before he went on a rampage and shot the others Thursday, Maj. Malcolm Wolfe wrote in an email. Denise Freemans body was found in a bathtub, and an autopsy showed that she suffocated and drowned, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said Friday. Ben Freeman then attacked his former in-laws with a shotgun in Lafourche Parish about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans, wounding parish Councilman Louis Phillip Gouaux (pronounced go) and Gouauxs daughter Andrea, Matherne said. Louis Gouaux was shot in the neck, while Andrea Gouaux suffered spinal damage, the sheriffs office said in a news release. Both were in critical, but stable, condition after surgery Friday in New Orleans, Matherne said. Gouauxs wife, Susan, was dead when deputies arrived, he said. About 20 minutes after the first shootings, Freeman arrived at the home of Milton Bourgeois, CEO of Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in nearby Raceland, about 8 miles from Lockport. Bourgeois was shot and killed at close range; his wife, Ann, was shot in the leg and was listed in stable condition at a hospital, Matherne said. Bourgeois had been CEO of the hospital in Raceland since 1988, Giselle Hecker, spokeswoman for Ochsner Health Systems, said in an email. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said Freeman worked at the hospital as a registered nurse until 2011, when he was fired. He said police had been called there previously after Freeman damaged a room. Freeman told officers he would seek mental help, Webre said. But in a teleconference later Friday, Ochsner officials said Freeman had resigned voluntarily, citing personal reasons. The officials said he had worked at the hospital from May 1998 to April 2011, and that he was considered an oncall employee for another five months after that. Susan Gouaux Pixie to her friends was a teachers aide at Holy Savior Elementary School. She also was a talented needlewoman and knitter who designed the state bicentennial quilt square for Lafourche Parish and made scarves for all her friends, Parish President Charlotte Randolph said in a telephone interview. She said that she went to school at one time or another with both Philip and Susan Gouaux, and that Susan Gouaux taught her grandchildren. The couple has six adult daughters. Gouaux called 911 around 6:40 p.m. Thursday from his home in Lockport, telling dispatchers he had been shot in the throat, The Courier newspaper in Houma reported. Freeman was divorced from Gouauxs daughter Jeanne, whom he married in 1997. Jeanne Gouaux also a nurse had filed several protective orders against Freeman, who had pleaded guilty to harassment charges and was allowed only supervised visits with their four children, Webre said. The last protective order expired less than a month ago, he said. Associated PressEmployees trim pot plants to be sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver on Friday. Medicine Man was among the first batch of Denver businesses that received licenses allowing them to legally sell recreational marijuana. Ben Freemansuspect in Thursday attack.

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Page A10SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Toothy trophy Associated PressA walrus mounted in big game hunter Gary Ingersolls trophy room is pictured Dec. 20 in Houston, Texas. Ingersoll was recognized by the Conklin Foundation in 2003 for hunting in the worlds remotest places in his quest for big game. At least 15 of the more than 330 trophies hes collected over the years have set world records, he said, adding that at least four of those records still stand. His massive collection fills 3,000 square feet. New Years jam: Strawberry busted in test dropHARRISBURG, Pa. An 80-pound illuminated strawberry thats lowered every New Years Eve in downtown Harrisburg has ended up in a messy jam. The berry fell three stories and smashed during a practice run at the Hilton Harrisburg on Friday. Officials said a faulty harness clip is to blame. The Hilton is working to build a new strawberry for revelers to ring in 2014 on Tuesday night. The strawberry drop started in 1989. The berry that broke Friday had been used for around 10 years.Judge denies bail in alleged knockout game caseHOUSTON A judge has denied bail for a white Houston-area man charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a knockout game-style attack. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy said Friday that she was concerned about 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett being free after hearing about the vicious crime. Hes charged with a hate crime punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison. George Parnham, Barretts attorney, argued Barrett has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was off his medication when he used his cellphone to record video of the apparently random attack. Prosecutors claim the attack happened Nov. 24, but it wasnt until 12 days later that authorities connected it to the cellphone video. Barrett was arrested Thursday.Nursing home says it wont take brain-dead girlOAKLAND, Calif. A San Francisco Bay Area nursing home that had agreed to provide long-term care for a 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead has backed out. The girls uncle, Omari Sealey, said the facility which was not named withdrew after the hospital refused to insert breathing and feeding tubes necessary for her long-term care. The girl, Jahi McMath, underwent tonsil surgery at Childrens Hospital on Dec. 9 to treat sleep apnea. After she awoke from the operation, her family said, she started bleeding heavily from her mouth and went into cardiac arrest before being declared brain dead. Childrens Hospital said in a letter Friday it would release Jahi to another facility under certain conditions but that it would not perform surgery on someone it believes is deceased. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS Waitll it tolls Associated PressThe snow-covered bell tower of a church is pictured Friday in the village of Bedretto, Ticino, Switzerland. S. Sudan govt agrees to end hostilitiesJUBA, South Sudan South Sudans government agreed Friday at a meeting of East African leaders to end hostilities against rebels accused of trying to overthrow the young country, but the cease-fire was quickly thrown into doubt because the head of the rebellion was not invited. An army spokesman suggested the fighting could go on despite the announcement. At the meeting in Kenya, South Sudan agreed not to carry out a planned offensive to recapture Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state, which is controlled by troops loyal to Riek Machar, the former vice president vilified by the government as a corrupt coup plotter.US boy, 9, is youngest to reach Aconcagua summitBUENOS AIRES, Argentina A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentinas Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres. Tyler Armstrong of Yorba Linda reached the summit on Christmas Eve with his father Kevin and a Tibetan sherpa, Lhawang Dhondup, who has climbed Mt. Everest multiple times. They were in fine spirits Friday as they left Aconcagua, whose sheer precipices and bitter cold have claimed more than 100 climbers lives. Only 30 percent of the 7,000 people who obtain permits to climb Aconcagua each year make the summit, said Nicolas Garcia, who handled their logistics from down below. No one under 14 is usually allowed, so the family had to persuade an Argentinian judge that Tyler could safely accomplish the feat. Tyler had already climbed the 19,341-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at the age of 8, and is determined to reach all seven summits, the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Next on Tylers list is Mt. McKinley in Alaska, North Americas tallest peak. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated PressWASHINGTON The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase defense officials say may suggest that victims are becoming more willing to come forward after a tumultuous year of scandals that shined a spotlight on the crimes and put pressure on the military to take aggressive action. A string of high-profile assaults and arrests triggered outrage in Congress and set off months of debate over how to change the military justice system, while military leaders launched a series of new programs intended to beef up accountability and encourage victims to come forward. According to early data obtained by The Associated Press, there were more than 5,000 reports of sexual assault filed during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, compared to the 3,374 in 2012. Of those 2013 reports, about 10 percent involved incidents that occurred before the victim got into the military, up from just 4 percent only a year ago. That increase, officials said, suggests that confidence in the system is growing and that victims are more willing to come forward. Asked about the preliminary data, defense officials were cautious in their conclusions. But they said surveys, focus groups and meetings with service members suggest that the number of actual incidents has remained largely steady. The military has long struggled to get victims to report sexual harassment and assault in a stern military culture that emphasizes rank, loyalty and toughness. Victims have complained that they were afraid to report assaults to ranking officers, or that their initial complaints were rebuffed or ignored. According to the latest numbers, the increase in reports across the services ranges from a low of about 45 percent for the Air Force to a high of 86 percent for the Marines. The Navy had an increase of 46 percent and the Army had a 50 percent jump. Military sex assault reports up 50 percent Associated PressA makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre stands outside a home Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., on the one-year anniversary of the shootings. Connecticut authorities Friday released state police documents from the investigation into last years Newtown school massacre. Associated PressNEW YORK For the handful of New York transit officials who dutifully collect and catalog more than 50,000 items a year lost on commuter trains, subways and buses, the monotonous flood of wallets, handbags, eyeglasses and smartphones is occasionally broken by tales of some of the crazier things left behind. There was a pet bunny rabbit, a prosthetic leg, a car bumper, a tuba, a diamond engagement ring and an ordinary-looking briefcase that was opened to reveal a dizzying array of adult toys. We get false teeth almost every week, said William Bonner, supervisor of the New York City Transit lost-and-found office below the 34th Street subway, which has amassed 26,000 items this year. How do you lose your teeth? A few blocks north at the Metropolitan Transit Authoritys Metro-North Railroad lost and found deep under Manhattans Grand Central Station, five clerks oversee the 100 to 150 items that come in every day from Metro-North trains, which run between the city and its northern suburbs and Connecticut. For every item, the clerks document the train, car and seat number where it was found. Beyond the boxes and bins of the most common items wallets, keys, reading glasses, umbrellas and electronics there is a dry cleaner-style coat rack to handle hundreds of forgotten coats. Theres also an area designated for at least a halfdozen bicycles in the office at any given time. We get bikes, marveled clerk Raymond Rosario, 41. I dont know how, but they leave them on the trains. Melissa Gissentanner, the units manager, said the MTA takes pride in getting items back to their owners, boasting a 60 percent return rate. We are the most successful lost and found in the country and possibly the world, she said. People looking for their property can submit a report online. Items that go unclaimed are sometimes donated or eventually sold. For Rosario, who has worked at Metro-Norths lost and found for 10 years, the wacky finds and hardto-believe stories are popular, but the job ultimately is rewarding for giving people hope. We all know how it feels to lose an item, he said, recounting the time someone claimed a scarf that had been hand-knitted by a since-deceased grandmother. Ive seen people cry when they get their stuff back and theyre really, really elated. Lose your leg? Check subways lost and found Associated PressNEW HAVEN, Conn.Connecticut police released thousands of pages Friday from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanzas fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees brave and clear-headed attempts to protect the children. Among the details: More than a dozen bodies, mostly children, were seen packed like sardines in a bathroom. And the horrors inside the school were so terrible that when police sent in paramedics, they tried to select ones capable of handling what they were about to witness. This will be the worst day of your life, police Sgt. William Cario warned one. The documents release marks the end of the investigation into the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead. Lanza, 20, went to the school after killing his mother, Nancy, inside their home. He committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school. The paperwork, photos and videos were heavily blacked out to protect the names of children and to withhold some of the more grisly details. But the horror comes through at nearly every turn. Included in the file were photographs of the home Lanza shared with his mother. They show numerous rounds of ammunition, gun magazines, shotup paper targets, gun cases, shooting earplugs and a gun safe with a rifle in it. The documents also fill in more details about how the shooting unfolded and how staff members looked out for the youngsters. Teachers heard janitor Rick Thorne try to get Lanza to leave the school. One teacher, who was hiding in a closet in the math lab, heard Thorne yell, Put the gun down! An aide said she heard gunfire and Thorne told her to close her door. Thorne survived. Teacher Kaitlin Roig told police she heard rapid-fire shooting outside of the school, near her classroom. She rushed her students into the classrooms bathroom, pulled a rolling storage unit in front of the bathroom door as a barricade and then closed and locked the door. Eventually, police officers slid their badges under the bathroom door. Roig refused to come out and told them that if they were truly police, they should be able to get the key to the door which they did. In a letter accompanying the files, Reuben F. Bradford, commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, wrote that much of the report was disturbing but that it also showed teachers trying to protect their children, law enforcement officials putting themselves in harms way, and dispatchers working calmly and efficiently. In the midst of the darkness of that day, we also saw remarkable heroism and glimpses of grace, he wrote. In Newtown report, new heroes, new horrors Associated PressJoint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, center, testifies on Capitol Hill on June 4 in Washington, D.C., before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing investigating sexual assaults within the military.

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Morales excelling in first varsity campaign for Citrus girls basketball teamC.J. RISAK CorrespondentIts a learning experience, one thats ongoing and continuous. For Citrus sophomore point guard Shally Morales, that could summarize her season thus far. As for the record, thats been extremely satisfying the Hurricanes improved to 12-1 overall and their 4-0 mark in 5A-6 means theyre one district win from clinching at least a tie for first. And while her numbers might seem good but hardly incredible Morales is averaging 9.5 points, 2.4 steals and 1.3 assists through 11 games theres no arguing how big an impact shes made. Teaming with another first-year starter, junior Kiersten Weaver, in the Citrus backcourt, the Hurricanes possess an imposing weapon, both offensively and defensively. They are tenacious defenders, a necessity on a team lacking a big post presence and one that depends on its pressure to create offensive opportunities. Its been a big step. A big, big step, Morales said of her role as the starting point guard after Citrus dismantled Lecanto 51-16 a week ago. At first it was difficult, but all my coaches encouraged me. They said youre going to make mistakes, just work on it and dont dwell on them. Trying not to dwell on mistakes has been a major point of attention for Morales. She replaced four-year starter Liz Lynch this season after seeing limited playing time last season, and she was admittedly her own biggest critic. But now its midway through her first season and coach Dave Hamilton has witnessed the development of her game. Shes thinking more, he said. Shes become more of a point guard who runs your offense. Just recently shes become more team-oriented, and when your point guard is more of a team leader, everything runs better. Theres been challenges, to be sure. As a sophomore, she tries to do more than she really can, Hamilton said, adding she is learning to depend more on her teammates. Which relates to her problem of dwelling on her mistakes and a desire anyone might recognize an overwhelming need to try to make everything all right by making a big play. Hamilton added that Morales is learning from the mistakes she made in the first half of the season. At this stage of the game, shes grown leaps. Asked in what areas she has helped the most, Hamilton said, Her court awareness and her defense. Probably her most valuable asset to the team is her defense. Its a talent the Hurricanes will need to make any kind of serious run in the state tournament, particularly with the offense remaining NBA, NHL/ B2 College basketball/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 TV, lottery/B3 NFL/B4, B5 College football/B4 High school sports/ B6 Louisville, Miami poised to clash in Russell Athletic Bowl today in Orlando./B4 SPORTSSection BSATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE 000GTQK Seminoles three-headed backfield FSU uses trio of tailbacks to put up big gains on ground Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Although Florida State does not have a back with the numbers put up by Auburns Tre Mason, a trio of Seminoles combined for nearly 2,200 yards and 32 touchdowns while complementing Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this season. Mason finished seventh nationally with 1,621 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry for the second-ranked Tigers (12-1), who play No. 1 Florida State on Jan. 6 in the BCS championship game. Florida States Devonta Freeman is 57 yards shy of becoming the first Seminoles back since Warrick Dunn 17 years ago to reach 1,000 yards. Dunn did it three straight seasons. Freeman and two other juniors, James Wilder Jr. and Karlos Williams, are averaging a combined 6.7 yards per carry. The 6-foot-2, 225pound WiIliams, who was converted from safety early in the season, averages 8.2 yards a carry. We can run the football, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said after a two-hour practice Friday. Thats one of the things that makes you complete. Its going to be critical to be able to run the ball. Florida State (13-0) is an 8 1/2 point favorite to complete the second unbeaten season in school history against secondranked Auburn (12-1). Fisher said his team came through its brief holiday break in good shape physically and he expects to be at full strength for the title game. Well start cranking hard now, Fisher said. Well get back in the groove. The Seminoles have three more practices in Tallahassee before leaving for the West Coast on Tuesday. While Winston needs 180 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to complete a 4,000-yard, 40-touchdown freshman campaign, the Seminole backs will continue to bang away in comparative anonymity. Yes theyve been overlooked, said wide receiver Kenny Shaw, one of three Florida State receivers who could reach 1,000 yards in receptions. And theyre all great runners. The Seminoles averaged 207.4 yards a game on the ground compared to Auburns 327.6, which led the nation. Fullback Chad Abram, also a converted safety, seldom got his hands on the ball but is credited with not only Its going to be critical to be able to run the ball.Jimbo FisherFlorida State football coach said of the key to his teams game vs. Auburn. Few surprises abound C.J. RISAK CorrespondentIts the seasons midpoint, and two of the countys girls basketball teams are already taking aim at the district tournament while the other two are searching for significant improvements. Lecanto is a team that has found few solutions during its first 13 games. The Panthers have just one senior and entering the season had no real experience, which made this a learn-as-you-go campaign. They have only one win and nearly all of their losses have been by double digits. The teams greatest strength is its defense, which is often tenacious and predatory. Problem is, there is little real offensive prowess beyond DeeAnna Moehring and poor ball handling skills lead to a large number of turnovers, which opponents turn into easy scoring opportunities. If the team can continue to pounce on defense while trimming its turnover total, its chance for an extended state tournament stay could improve. At the seasons start, it seemed certain that Alexis Zachar and Alyssa Gage would be the prominent offensive threats for Seven Rivers Christian, and thats just whats happened. Coach Gary Dreyers goal was to find someone else to develop, someone else to provide some occasional scoring to keep the Warriors a threat in 2A-3. That hasnt happened, however. Gage has scored 184 points and Zachar has 174, but after that it drops off to Tessa Kacer with just 36 (in 10 games). Still, going into this weekends Smoothie King Classic hosted by Bradenton Christian, Seven Rivers was 7-4 overall and 1-1 in district play, and remained a strong possibility to reach the 2A-3 final opposite Ocala St. John Lutheran. Taking a big step In her first year as a starter, Citrus sophomore point guard Shally Morales is averaging 9.5 points and 2.4 steals per game.MATT PFIFFNER /Chronicle See STEP/ Page B3 See FSU/ Page B3 See FEW/ Page B3

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B2SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Cardinals, Wildcats set for Bluegrass battle No. 6 Louisville faces No. 18 Kentucky Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. Theres just no downplaying the Louisville vs. Kentucky rivalry, no matter how hard players from both schools tried. While insisting that the showdown today is part of the journey toward a national championship, they understand its importance in a basketball-crazed state where everything grinds to a halt for several hours and relationships can be affected by the outcome. This is the one game everybody in Kentucky looks forward to, Kentucky forward Alex Poythress said. This is the one game they circle on their calendars. In their eyes, they really could care less about other games, but were just trying to take it one game at a time, trying to focus on the game we have. Both schools also look forward to a marquee victory before league play begins next month. The No. 18 Wildcats (9-3) are looking for their first Top 25 win in four tries. Sixthranked and defending champ Louisville (11-1) also wants to beat a ranked foe, a mutual goal that adds more drama to the matchup at Rupp Arena. Despite the challenge of playing before a standing-room only crowd in the 23,000seat building, Cardinals guard Russ Smith believes his team just has to approach this as just another game. Its obviously a big game, Im not going to beat around the bush, Smith said Friday. But Im from New York. I know its a big game for the guys and the people in Kentucky, so I play for them. I play for my town and I play for my school. It is a rivalry game. For me, I treat it as any other (game) and I will prepare as I would for any other. For the Wildcats, its about progressing with their eight-man group of talented freshmen including six high school AllAmericans. There have been plenty of moments where 6-foot-9 forward Julius Randle, identical twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison and James Young have shown their impressive abilities and controlled games. But their talents have sometimes been overshadowed in losses to ranked opponents such as Michigan, Baylor and North Carolina, particularly in clutch situations. Though Kentucky coach John Calipari stresses that the better time to judge his young roster will be in February and March, a fervent fan base that was expecting an unbeaten season along with a championship wants more immediate results especially against their biggest rival located 80 miles west. Poythress said the Wildcats are eager to deliver. Were just trying to show were still a good team, he said. I feel like every game we go into, we want to win. So, every game we feel like we need. Louisville coach Rick Pitino has seen this rivalry from both benches. He led Kentucky to its sixth national title in 1996 and two other Final Fours before taking over the Cardinals in 2001 and guiding them to three Final Fours and their third NCAA title in April. While Pitinos focus is on building for the postseason, he enjoys the tournament-like atmosphere that figures to be present on Saturday. His message to players and maybe even the Cardinals fan base is keeping the game in perspective in a long season. Its two great traditions and two teams that right now have a shot of getting back to a Final Four if they improve as the season goes on, Pitino said. I think John (Calipari) would say the same thing, his team is going to have to get a lot better to be a serious contender and I would say the same thing, were going to have to get better to be a serious contender. But we both have the ability to do that. Louisville returns much of its roster but has been trying to replace point guard Peyton Siva and center Gorgui Dieng and learn the trademark pressure defense that earned the championship. Though junior college transfer Chris Jones and freshman Terry Rozier are developing into capable successors at the point with help from Smith, 6-10 Mangok Mathiang is a project entering his biggest test against Randle and Kentucky 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein. At the same time, the Cardinals lead the nation in turnover margin (plus-9.4 per game) and have won six in a row. Making it seven straight wins and two in a row over Kentucky will take work against a taller team, especially with a partisan crowd geared up to make Louisville uncomfortable in enemy territory. Then again, its the only game that matters in the state. This wins probably one of the biggest wins just for a regular-season game, said Wildcats guard Dominique Hawkins, a Richmond, Ky., native who said he cried as a child after Louisville beat Kentucky. As for Wildcats fans dislike for the Cardinals, he added, I really dont know what its about ... I just know a lot of fans just dont get along with Louisville. Associated PressLouisvilles Russ Smith drives to the basket Dec. 21 against Florida International in Miami. Smith and the defending NCAA champion Cardinals face in-state rival Kentucky today. Magic top Pistons OKC wins without injured Westbrook Associated PressORLANDO Arron Afflalo scored 23 points to lead five Orlando players in double-figures and the Magic snapped a threegame losing streak with a 109-92 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Orlando led the Pistons by as many as 22 points and cruised in the fourth quarter. Nik Vucevic added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and rookie Victor Oladipo finished with 16 points and a career-high 11 assists. The victory also halted a five-game home losing streak for the Magic, who hadnt won at the Amway Center since the day before Thanksgiving. Brandon Jennings had 21 points and Will Bynum added 18 for the Pistons, who ended a streak of three consecutive road victories. In some of their recent losses Orlando had started fast, only to fall apart late in the games. The Magic jumped out to another early lead, but this time were able to sustain it with a variety of scoring bursts that kept the Pistons playing catch up for most of the night. Orlando hovered over 50 percent shooting throughout and carried a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter.Thunder 89, Bobcats 85CHARLOTTE, N.C. Kevin Durant had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-85 without injured guard Russell Westbrook. The Thunder announced before the game that Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is out until after the All-Star break. Durant scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and finished 14 of 28 from the field. Serge Ibaka had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who have won seven straight road games and 11 of 12 overall. Reggie Jackson started in place of Westbrook but shot only 4 of 19 from the floor. The Thunder managed to escape after Josh McRoberts missed a wide-open 3-pointer with 3 seconds left.Raptors 95, Knicks 83NEW YORK Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors rallied for a 95-83 victory over the New York Knicks. The Raptors trailed by 12 points in the third quarter, but outscored the Knicks 29-12 in the fourth to take the opener of the home-and-home series. Kyle Lowry had 15 points and 11 assists for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who host the Knicks on Saturday. Andrea Bargnani had 18 points and 12 rebounds against his former team. Beno Udrih finished with 15 points and 10 assists for the Knicks.Timberwolves 120, Wizards 98MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and J.J. Barea scored 17 points off the bench to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Washington Wizards 120-98. Ricky Rubio had 11 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in 26 minutes, and Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 10 boards for the Timberwolves. Minnesota outrebounded Washington 44-35 and only turned the ball over five times. John Wall had 26 points and seven assists for the Wizards, who missed a chance to win their fourth straight road game for the first time since March 2008. Nene added 13 points and five rebounds, but Bradley Beal had to be helped off the floor in the fourth quarter with a left leg injury.Pelicans 105, Nuggets 89NEW ORLEANS Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans handed the Denver Nuggets their fifth straight loss, 105-89. Jrue Holiday had 17 points and four steals, causing two turnovers that led to late fastbreak points as the Pelicans slammed the door on Denvers comeback bid. Anthony Davis added 17 points and four blocked shots. Wilson Chandler scored 22 points and J.J. Hickson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets.Nets 104, Bucks 93NEW YORK Shaun Livingston scored 20 points, Mirza Teletovic came off the bench to add 19 and the Brooklyn Nets rebounded from an embarrassing Christmas Day performance by ending their four-game losing streak with a 104-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Paul Pierce added 13 points for the Nets. Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, and Khris Middleton added 15 points and eight boards. Mens College BasketballBRIEFS No. 3 Ohio St. 71, Louisiana-Monroe 31COLUMBUS, Ohio Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and LaQuinton Ross added 15 to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Louisiana at Monroe 71-31 on Friday night. Amedeo Della Valle chipped in with 14 points for the Buckeyes (13-0), who have won their first 13 games in a season for the fifth time in school history (1961, and 2011). Jayon James led the Warhawks (3-5), who have lost their last four, with eight points.No. 19 North Carolina 75, N. Kentucky 60CHAPEL HILL, N.C. James Michael McAdoo scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to help No. 19 North Carolina beat Northern Kentucky 75-60. Marcus Paige and Leslie McDonald added 11 points each for the Tar Heels (9-3), who never trailed after opening the game with a 14-2 run. Northern Kentucky trailed 44-37 early in the second half before North Carolina went on a 12-3 spurt to blow open the game. McAdoo scored 10 points during the decisive stretch, making three shots inside and hitting four consecutive free throws. Tyler scored 13 points to lead the Norse (4-8), whose three-game winning streak ended.From wire reports Penguins edge Canes in OT Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. James Neal scored at 1:03 of overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night. NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby had a goal, and Chris Conner and Deryk Engelland each scored in the third period to help the Eastern Conference leaders win their 13th in 15 games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots in his 500th career game for the Penguins.Bruins 5, Senators 0BOSTON Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and Reilly Smith scored two goals to lifting the Boston Bruins to a 5-0 rout of the Ottawa Senators. Robin Lehner made 36 saves for Ottawa.Capitals 3 Rangers 2WASHINGTON Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2. Mike Green added a goal, and Philipp Grubauer had 37 saves for Washington. Benoit Pouliot and Carl Hagelin scored for New York, which had won two straight.Blue Jackets 2, Devils 1, SONEWARK, N.J. Cam Atkinson scored in the shootout to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Curtis McElhinney made 16 saves for Columbus, which has won three in a row. Artem Anisimov scored the Blue Jackets goal in regulation. Martin Brodeur stopped 29 of 30 shots, and Adam Henrique scored for the Devils in the third period.Blackhawks 7, Avalanche 2CHICAGO Patrick Sharp scored three goals for his third career hat trick and set up one of Jonathan Toews two scores to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Colorado Avalanche 7-2. Toews added two assists as both he and Sharp finished with four points. Colorados Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog beat Chicago rookie Antti Raanta, who finished with 16 saves in his eighth straight start.Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 3, SOTORONTO Jonathan Bernier stopped all three Sabres in the shootout to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win over Buffalo. Ryan Miller stopped Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk in the tiebreaker, but Joffrey Lupul beat him on a nifty backhand. Jake Gardiner, Peter Holland and Kessel scored second-period goals to put Toronto ahead 3-2.Jets 6, Wild 4WINNIPEG, Manitoba Blake Wheeler scored two goals and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4. Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen, Dustin Byfuglien and Toby Enstrom added goals for Winnipeg. Dany Heatley, Justin Fontaine, Stephane Veilleux and Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota. Associated PressCarolinas Patrick Dwyer, left, battles Friday with Pittsburghs Harry Zolnierczyk in Raleigh, N.C. Associated PressOrlandos Victor Oladipo shoots between Detroits Josh Harrellson (55) and Kyle Singler, right, during the second half Friday in Orlando. The Magic won 109-92.

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SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS AUTO RACING 1 a.m. (NBCSPT) Stadium Super Truck Series (Taped) MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 p.m. (ESPN2) Nebraska at Cincinnati 12 p.m. (ESPNU) Jackson State at Memphis 12 p.m. (FS1) Florida International at Georgetown 2 p.m. (CBS) Villanova at Syracuse 2 p.m. (ESPN2) Eastern Michigan at Duke 2 p.m. (ESPNU) Prairie View A&M at Wisconsin 2 p.m. (FSNFL) Samford at Marquette 2:30 p.m. (FS1) Brooklyn Hoops Festival Columbia vs. St. Johns 4 p.m. (CBS) Louisville at Kentucky 4 p.m. (ESPNU) Akron at South Carolina 5 p.m. (FS1) Wake Forest at Xavier 6 p.m. (ESPNU) Providence at Massachusetts 6:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Old Dominion at Richmond 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Missouri at North Carolina State 8 p.m. (ESPNU) Santa Clara at Gonzaga 10 p.m. (ESPN2) Alabama at UCLA 3 a.m. (ESPNU) Alabama at UCLA (Same-day Tape) WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. (SUN) Georgetown at Florida NBA 7 p.m. (NBA) Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers 10 p.m. (SUN) Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers COLLEGE FOOTBALL 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl BYU vs. Washington (Taped) 12 p.m. (ESPN) New Era Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame vs. Rutgers 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl Cincinnati vs. North Carolina 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville vs. Miami 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State vs. Michigan 1:45 a.m. (ESPN2) Texas Bowl Minnesota vs. Syracuse (Taped) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 12 a.m. (ESPNU) Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas (Taped) GOLF 4 p.m. (NBC) RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship (Taped) HOCKEY 7:30 a.m. (NHL) 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: United States vs. Slovakia 11:30 a.m. (NHL) 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: Canada vs. Czech Republic 7 p.m. (FSNFL) Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers 7 p.m. (NHL) Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators OLYMPICS 3 p.m. (NBC) U.S. Olympic Trials Speed Skating 4 p.m. (NBCSPT) U.S. Olympic Trials Womens Hockey: Canada vs. United States SOCCER 12:30 p.m. (NBC) English Premier League: Cardiff City vs. Sunderland TENNIS 7 p.m. (TENNIS) Mubadala World Tennis Championships semifinal (Same-day Tape) 9 p.m. (TENNIS) Mubadala World Tennis Championships semifinal (Same-day Tape) 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. NBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto1215.444 Boston1217.4141 Brooklyn1019.3453 New York920.3104 Philadelphia820.2864 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 226.786 Atlanta 1613.5526 Charlotte1416.4679 Washington1214.4629 Orlando 920.31013 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 235.821 Detroit 1417.45210 Chicago1116.40711 Cleveland1018.35713 Milwaukee623.20717 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio237.767 Houston2011.6453 Dallas 1613.5526 New Orleans1314.4818 Memphis1216.42910 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland245.828 Oklahoma City245.828 Denver 1414.5009 Minnesota1415.48310 Utah 923.28116 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2011.645 Phoenix1710.6301 Golden State1713.5672 L.A. Lakers1317.4336 Sacramento819.29610 Fridays Games Orlando 109, Detroit 92 Oklahoma City 89, Charlotte 85 Toronto 95, New York 83 Brooklyn 104, Milwaukee 93 Minnesota 120, Washington 98 New Orleans 105, Denver 89 Utah 105, L.A. Lakers 103 Miami at Sacramento, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Todays Games Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m. Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. New York 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. Sundays Games Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m. Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.Bowl GlanceSaturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef O Bradys Bowl At St. Petersburg 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 Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl At Houston Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Today, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) 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)NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston38261025411177 Tampa Bay37231134910687 Montreal3822133479684 Detroit39171394399108 Toronto401916543110116 Ottawa401518737111131 Florida38141953388123 Buffalo38102442469109 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh40281115712591 Washington382014444120114 Philadelphia37171643893104 Columbus381717438103107 N.Y. Rangers39181923890105 New Jersey39151683893101 Carolina38141593789109 N.Y. Islanders38112072996129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago40277660152109 St. Louis3624755312885 Colorado37231134910895 Minnesota40201554592102 Dallas371912644110108 Winnipeg401718539109120 Nashville38161843686113 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim3927755912798 Los Angeles3825945410676 San Jose3723865212194 Vancouver39221165010693 Phoenix361910745111110 Calgary 37141763495118 Edmonton391224327101135 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Fridays Games Columbus 2, New Jersey 1, SO Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, SO Boston 5, Ottawa 0 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Pittsburgh 4, Carolina 3, OT Chicago 7, Colorado 2 Winnipeg 6, Minnesota 4 Dallas 4, Nashville 1 Edmonton at Calgary, late San Jose at Phoenix, late Todays Games Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Sundays Games Washington at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 6 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 8 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Friday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 2 8 6 CASH 3 (late) 0 9 3 PLAY 4 (early) 5 4 5 5 PLAY 4 (late) 3 9 2 2 FANTASY 5 1 6 9 22 27 MEGA MONEY 7 9 35 36 MEGA BALL 5 MEGA MILLIONS 4 15 35 48 49 MEGA BALL 11 Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Thursdays winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 2 10 17 21 23 5-of-51 winner$217,527.00 4-of-5399$87.50 3-of-511,064$8.50SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 B3 protecting Winston as well as clearing the way for many big gains by his more heralded teammates. Hes got a lot of responsibility, Freeman said. Our fullback has a lot of responsibility. It takes an unselfish guy ... making everybody else look good. Williams said Friday he was too mature to accept Fishers suggestion his freshman year that he might want to make the move to offense. Its worked out for me, Williams said. I like running into people, make contact. I try to make sure I cause as much punishment as possible running the ball. Wilder, who many saw as a linebacker coming out of high school, is similar in size to Williams albeit not as fast while the 5-8, 200-pound Freeman is more of the stereotypical tailback whose strength belies his size. None object to sharing the workload. You have three backs who are going to produce every time they carry the ball, Williams said. We just keep a positive attitude and make each other better every day. And that is an attitude that Fisher said has characterized the teams success in 2013. This team is playing as any well as any Ive coached consistently over a long period of time, Fisher said. inconsistent. When we started the season, I thought we were at about half our full potential, Hamilton said. Were about three-quarters now. Morales knows she must be a major contributor in the improvement department. I put pressure on myself, she said. I dont let go of my mistakes. I have to do that if I want to improve as a point guard. Youre not going to make every shot, but youre never going to make a shot if you dont take a shot. Morales main overall goal for this season is the same as her teammates: an extended basketball season. Making it to the Elite Eight and then the Final Four, she said without hesitation. But were going to have to be better as a team. Morales, like the Hurricanes, is getting there. And both of them know the length of their season will be linked to the speed and depth of their development. Now for the two teams which are much closer to realizing their ultimate goal of reaching the regional tournament championship. Its been a streaky kind of season for Crystal River. The Pirates started with nine-straight wins, lost three in a row, and now have won their last two. Coach Jason Rodgers knows what hes got strong defense, scoring threats inside and out, and depth and what he doesnt have, namely a win over 5A-6 rival Citrus in seven tries. The main threat inside is Jasmyne Eason; outside, its Kiersten Croyle, Brianna Richardson and Megan Wells. What the Pirates must learn is not to take any time off, not if they want to take their season to the next level. Citrus remains the best among the countys teams, with an unbeaten record in those games as well as being atop 5A-6. The Hurricanes use multiple defenses to keep opponents offbalance and get enough scoring leadership from Shenelle Toxen and Micah Jenkins to keep winning, with 12 wins in 13 games thus far. But this team has got ground to cover if it is to get closer to its potential. The Hurricanes are not a big team, which means they must cash in those chances its defense creates, and thats something they havent done with any consistency. By just making the high-percentage shots theyve been missing inside, their offense will improve dramatically.Fast forwardHeres some upcoming dates of key games covering the next month: Citrus: A home game against district rival Crystal River Jan. 17 will be followed by a home game against tough non-district foe Leesburg Jan. 23. The Hurricanes have played them both on the road already this season, and won both times. Crystal River: Besides the Jan. 17 showdown at Citrus, the Pirates host Lecanto on Jan. 10. They also play at county rival Seven Rivers Christian Jan. 24. Lecanto: Saturdays game against North Marion may give the Panthers a chance to double their win total. The Jan. 10 contest at Crystal River will likely mean more to Lecanto than to the Pirates, but the Jan. 17 home game with Dunnellon could decide third place in 5A-6. Seven Rivers Christian: The Warriors have one 2A-3 game left, and its at Leesburg First Academy Jan. 14 the site of the district tournament. Besides the home game against Crystal River, the contest the night before Jan. 23 at Dunnellon could test Seven Rivers. FEWContinued from Page B1 FSUContinued from Page B1 STEPContinued from Page B1 CRHS baseball holding golf tournamentThe Crystal River High School baseball program is hosting a golf tournament Jan. 11, 2014 at Skyview Golf & Country Club. The tournament which begins with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start is a fourperson scramble with prizes for the first, second and third-place teams. There will also be a silent auction, as well as closest to the pin and longest drive contests. All proceeds will benefit the CRHS baseball team. Each individual is $75 and individuals can also sponsor a hole for $100. Four golfers and a hole sponsor costs $350, a $50 discount. For more information, contact Don Kidd at donkidd18@yahoo.com or 352-212-1395.Citrus Fishing Club angles for membersIf you like to fish with people who like to fish, and maybe learn to fish better, come see what the Citrus Fishing Club is all about. Men and women alike meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday monthly at American Legion Post No. 155 at 6585 W. Gulfto-Lake Highway, Crystal River. For more information, call Steve Tresnak at 352-445-6743 or visit citrusfishing club.org. Ted Davis Golf Tourney coming Feb. 15VFW Post 8189 Mens Auxiliary will present the second annual Ted Davis Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Twisted Oaks Golf Course. Shotgun teeoff is at 8 a.m. The $55 per-person entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, goody bag and dinner to follow at VFW Post 8189 at 4:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best team score, closest to the hole, longest drive and worst team score. There will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing, giveaways and a putting contest. All proceeds will go to a relief fund to benefit local veterans. For more information, call Bill Peterson at 856-364-7233 or Jerry Webb at 352-220-4807.Fishing club invites new membersThe Trout and Redfish Club of Homosassa is looking for new members for the upcoming year. Members fish for trout and redfish only. All tournaments are held the second Friday of the month with weigh-in at 3 p.m. Live or cut bait is not allowed; artificial only. There are no meeting or social event requirements, only an opportunity to fish competitively and meet a good group of fishermen. For more information, call Bob at 352382-5045 or 352-220-2199.YMCA leagues to begin Jan. 13The Citrus County YMCAs Youth Basketball League, for ages 6 to 14, is a nine-week season that includes eight games each Saturday at the Key Training Centers Chet Cole Enrichment Center. The league will practice once a week and will begin the week of Jan. 13. Registration and Skills Assessment will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Chet Cole Enrichment Center, 1125 N. Van Norwick Road, Lecanto. The Junior Basketball League, for ages 3-5, will consist of an eight-week season with a scrimmage at the end of each practice. All practices will take place at the Key Training Centers Chet Cole Enrichment Center. Deadline to register for the Junior League is Jan. 16. For more information or to register, call 352-637-0132 or visit www.ymcasuncoast .org. Kuck wins 5,000 to earn another trip to OlympicsKEARNS, Utah Jonathan Kuck claimed another trip to the Olympics with a dominating victory in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials Friday night. Kuck won with a time of 6 minutes, 19.75 seconds, almost 6 seconds ahead of runner-up Emery Lehman. Patrick Meek was third and will likely join Kuck and Lehman on the Olympic team when it is officially announced New Years Day. Kuck won a silver medal in team pursuit at the Vancouver Games four years ago. He was eighth in the 10,000, his only individual event. Lehman, a 17-year-old high school student from suburban Chicago, turned in quite a performance in his first Olympic trials. He finished second in 6:25.72, tiring visibly over the final two laps but managing to hang on. Meek was third in 6:27.90. From staff, wire reports SPORTS BRIEFS

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B4SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEFOOTBALL Jags ink Marks to new four-year deal DT gets $22 million to stay with team Associated PressJACKSONVILLE With over $20 million of cap space available for 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars figure to be active in the free-agency market in the offseason. Friday, the team made sure one of their top defensive players didnt join that market. The Jaguars signed defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks to a 4-year contract extension worth a reported $22 million. Marks had signed a oneyear deal with the team last spring after spending four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He would have become a free agent Monday had he not signed an extension Friday. Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell said Marks and the Jaguars were a good fit and that there were reasons to get the deal done before the end of the season. The player wanted to be here; two, we wanted him here; and three, we were able to do it before the season ended and put some of the money into this years salary cap, Caldwell said. Marks has been one of the few bright spots for a defense that has struggled this year. He has started all 15 games and has 28 tackles, seven pass breakups and four sacks. He has played in 84 percent of the teams defensive plays this season. Marks said he was surprised that the deal was finalized before the end of the season. Its very cool. I didnt expect it, he said. I thought it was going to go all the way until the offseason, but I was never worried about what would happen. My job is to go out and continue to play. We still have a game left, so I didnt even think about it. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the signing of Marks was an indication of the direction the team is going. Its all about the direction we want to go to get key people like SenDerrick, Bradley said. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks reacts after making a play during the first half against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 15 in Jacksonville.Associated Press The player wanted to be here ...Dave CaldwellJacksonville Jaguars GM said of defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks. Associated PressORLANDO Louisville and Miami will be playing for more than a trophy in todays Russell Athletic Bowl. The matchup will also provide both teams with a glimpse of whats ahead. Next season will bring the latest round of conference realignment, and with it the 18th-ranked Cardinals move into the Hurricanes Atlantic Coast Conference. While both schools will undergo the usual personnel changes this offseason, this is an opportunity not lost on either side. Thats where were trying to get to, Cardinals coach Charlie Strong said. We know we still have a long ways to go, but this is going to be a measuring stick for us as we go into the ACC next season. ... Well just see how far we have to go. For the Hurricanes (9-3), just being back in a bowl has been reason to celebrate this week. Miami is appearing in its first bowl since 2010 after self-imposing a twoyear postseason ban during an NCAA investigation. Coach Al Golden, coaching his first bowl game at Miami, said its been a week well spent as it tries to post the programs first bowl victory since 2006. Obviously weve been encumbered a little bit more than we would have wanted to for the last two years, Golden said. But we feel like we are moving the program forward, and we do have an opportunity with a win (Saturday) night to be the first team in Miami in a decade to win 10 games. Given the circumstances and the adversity weve dealt with that would be a great task and tremendous honor for our senior class. The Cardinals (11-1) missed out on their opportunity for a second straight BCS bowl berth after blowing a 21-point lead in a loss to eventual American Athletic Conference champion UCF. Strong said the ability of his team to recover from that disappointment showed a lot about the culture theyve tried to build. A win today would give the Cardinals the schools second 12-win season. We knew there was going to be some highs and lows this season, but our players were able to bounce back. I think about the one loss that we had, we didnt let that game go beat us twice, Strong said. We could have very easily let that game beat us twice, and we didnt. So they have a lot to be proud of. Cardinals junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been Strongs starter for 26 of the 36 victories during his tenure. Despite seeing his numbers tail off slightly down the stretch, Bridgewater enters the Russell Bowl still high on NFL draft boards should he decide to come out. Bridgewater, a Miami native, originally committed to the Hurricanes before re-opening his recruitment after Randy Shannons firing. While a victory against his hometown school could be a nice way to end his college career, whether todays game will be his last in a Cardinals uniform remains unclear. I feel that Im ready, but I also feel that Im not. It can go either way, he said. You always have areas that you can improve. Like I said, after this game I will just evaluate everything. Here are five things to watch in todays game:Teddy ball gameAs Bridgewater has gone, so have the Cardinals. With 28 touchdown passes this season, he enters the game just three shy of breaking Brian Brohms school record of 30.Containing TeddyMiami has at times been vulnerable defending the pass, surrendering 233.4 yards per game through the air, which ranks 71st in the country. It puts a lot on the shoulders of the secondary and CB Tracy Howard, who leads the team with four interceptions.Florida reunionStrong has always recruited Florida hard, and brings a roster to Orlando that has 26 players from the Miami area.Record book watchNot to be outdone, Miami QB Stephen Morris needs just 132 yards to become only the second QB in Miami history with multiple 3,000-yard seasons.Cardinals defenseLouisville features one of the nations top defenses. It ranks second in total defense (257.9 yards per game), second in rushing defense (86.3 ypg) and third in scoring defense, allowing just 12.4 points a game. No. 18 Louisville gets ACC preview against Miami in Russell Athletic Bowl Ready for Teddy Associated PressLouisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a Miami native, will take on the University of Miami in todays Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. Bowl CAPSULES Texas Bowl Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17HOUSTON Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday night. Brisly Estime set up Hunts touchdown with a 70-yard punt return. Estime would have scored if not for a tackle by punter Peter Mortell. It was the secondlongest punt return in Texas Bowl history. Syracuse (7-6) led 14-3 entering the fourth quarter before Mitch Leidner threw two touchdown passes and a 2-point conversion to put the Golden Gophers up 17-14. After the Orange regained the lead, Minnesota attempted two long passes to the end zone on the final plays. The first slipped through the arms of Drew Wolitarsky and the final Hail Mary as time expired was knocked down near the end zone. Minnesota (8-5) got a boost to start the second half when coach Jerry Kill returned to the sideline for the first time since Sept. 28 before Syracuse rallied for the victory. Hunt finished with 188 yards passing and 74 rushing with two scores. Leidner finished with 205 yards passing, Maxx Williams had five receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown and Wolitarsky had 94 yards receiving and a score.Military Bowl Marshall 31, Maryland 20ANNAPOLIS, Md. Rakeem Cato threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, and Marshall used two fourth-quarter scores to rally past Maryland 31-20 Friday in the Military Bowl. The Thundering Herd (10-4) trailed 20-17 before Cato brought them back. After directing a 63-yard march to put Marshall up 24-20 with 12:05 left, Cato clinched it with an 8-yard touchdown throw to Gator Hoskins with 3:42 to play. Cato completed 28 of 44 passes with no interceptions to help Marshall reach double digits in wins for the first time since 2002. The Thundering Herd came in averaging 43 points per game, but its underappreciated defense played a huge role in this one. Maryland (7-6) scored only one touchdown after halftime, and A.J. Leggett followed Catos final TD pass with an interception to set off a celebration among the huge gathering of Marshall fans among the crowd of 30,163. Making its first bowl appearance under third-year coach Randy Edsall, Maryland closed out its association with the Atlantic Coast Conference by falling to the runner-up in Conference USA. The Terrapins will join the Big Ten next year. Brandon Ross rushed for 116 yards for Maryland, and C.J. Brown went 14 for 24 for 197 yards. After a whirlwind first half that produced 30 points and 24 first downs, the teams settled into a defensive struggle in the third quarter. From wire reports Associated PressNotre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees returns to Yankee Stadium today to play his final game for No. 25 Notre Dame (8-4) against Rutgers (6-6) in the Pinstripe Bowl. Associated PressNEW YORK The last time Tommy Rees played at Yankee Stadium, he got to use Derek Jeters locker and led Notre Dame to a victory against Army. That was 2010 and Rees was a freshman. Since then hes been beaten out, benched, booed and suspended. Hes also been called on repeatedly to bail out the Fighting Irish when they have been in a jam, and come through more often than not. Rees returns to Yankee Stadium today to play his final game for No. 25 Notre Dame (8-4) against Rutgers (6-6) in the Pinstripe Bowl. Ive had a unique four years, but I wouldnt trade them for anything, Rees said. The relationships Ive built, the memories I have and some of the things I have been able to do, Ill definitely look back at that. Its been a very humbling experience. Rees wasnt supposed to be the starter for Notre Dame this season, but when Everett Golson was suspended from school for academic issues the senior quarterback was again there to patch the leak. It takes an incredible amount of confidence in ones own ability when youre under such scrutiny when it comes to your play, coach Brian Kelly said Friday. Hes going to obviously be remembered as somebody that has persevered and overcome some highs and some lows. Rees passed for 2,938 yards with 27 touchdowns (highs) this season. He has also thrown 13 interceptions and completed 53.7 percent of his passes (lows). Im not in the business of rating myself, he said. As long as I have the confidence of my teammates thats really at the end of the day what I care most about. Rutgers quarterback Chas Dodd has had a Rees-like career for the Scarlet Knights. He shared the No. 1 quarterback job in 2011, helping Rutgers win two games at Yankee Stadium against Army in the regular season and the Pinstripe Bowl against Iowa State. Dodd hardly played last year as Gary Novas backup. This season Nova struggled mightily and Rutgers turned to Dodd late in the season. He was 19 for 24 for 179 yards and two TD passes in a 31-6 victory against USF in the season finale. I was prepared and I was ready when my number was called, Dodd said. As for the locker room setup, Rees wont find out until today if he draws Jeters again. I definitely wouldnt be disappointed to get it again, he said.

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NFLCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 B5 NFL standingsAFC East WLTPctPFPA y-New England1140.733410318 Miami870.533310315 N.Y. Jets780.467270380 Buffalo690.400319354 South WLTPctPFPA y-Indianapolis1050.667361326 Tennessee690.400346371 Jacksonville4110.267237419 Houston2130.133266412 North WLTPctPFPA y-Cincinnati1050.667396288 Baltimore870.533303318 Pittsburgh780.467359363 Cleveland4110.267301386 West WLTPctPFPA y-Denver1230.800572385 x-Kansas City1140.733406278 San Diego870.533369324 Oakland4110.267308419 NFC East WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia960.600418360 Dallas870.533417408 N.Y. Giants690.400274377 Washington3120.200328458 South WLTPctPFPA x-Carolina1140.733345221 New Orleans1050.667372287 Atlanta4110.267333422 Tampa Bay4110.267271347 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago870.533417445 Green Bay771.500384400 Detroit780.467382362 Minnesota4101.300377467 West WLTPctPFPA x-Seattle1230.800390222 x-San Francisco1140.733383252 Arizona1050.667359301 St. Louis780.467339337 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sundays Games St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7 Denver 37, Houston 13 Buffalo 19, Miami 0 Carolina 17, New Orleans 13 Dallas 24, Washington 23 N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14 Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 16 Arizona 17, Seattle 10 N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20, OT San Diego 26, Oakland 13 Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31 New England 41, Baltimore 7 Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11 Mondays Game San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24 Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.NFL playoff scenariosAFC 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 playoffs 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 playoffs 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 or tie, 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 playoffs 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 or tie 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 Bucs Goldson fined $60K for helmet-to-helmet hitNEW YORK Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $60,000 by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey on Sunday. The fine, announced Friday by the league, is the fourth this season for Goldson. Goldson was fined $30,000 for a hit on the New York Jets Jeff Cumberland in Week 1, and had his one-game suspension for a hit on New Orleans Darren Sproles the following week overturned but he had to pay $100,000. Goldson also was suspended one game without pay for a hit on Atlantas Roddy White last month. St. Louis linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was fined $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit. Docked $15,750 were: Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (roughing the passer) and Buffalo wide receiver Robert Woods (throwing a punch).Dolphins RB Thomas questionable against JetsDAVIE Miami Dolphins backup running back Daniel Thomas is questionable for Sundays game against the New York Jets with a left ankle injury that has hampered him in recent weeks. Thomas was limited in practice Friday. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who briefly left last weeks loss at Buffalo with a left knee injury, is listed as probable. He participated fully in practice all week. Eight other players are listed as probable, including defensive tackle Paul Soliai (ankle), safety Chris Clemons (knee and hamstring) and linebacker Koa Misi (triceps), who were all limited in practice Friday.Bears agree to four-year extension with K GouldLAKE FOREST, Ill. The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract extension with kicker Robbie Gould through the 2017 season. The Bears announced the deal Friday. Gould has converted 86 percent of his attempts in his career and ranks as the third most accurate kicker in NFL history behind Mike Vanderjagt (86.5 percent) and Nate Kaeding (86.2 percent). He has hit 26 of 29 field goals this season, including a franchise record 58-yarder against Cincinnati in the season opener. From wire reports NFL BRIEFS Romo out, Orton in for Cowboys Dallas starting quarterback has back surgery Associated PressIRVING, Texas Tony Romos season is over, and the Dallas Cowboys will have to win without their star quarterback in a third straight playoffs-or-bust finale. Coach Jason Garrett said Romo had back surgery Friday, and Kyle Orton will start when Dallas faces Philadelphia on Sunday night with the NFC East title and a postseason berth on the line. Garrett said Romo underwent treatment all week in hopes of playing after injuring his back in a season-saving 24-23 victory against Washington. The winning touchdown came after the injury on Romos fourth-down pass to DeMarco Murray in the final 2 minutes. Romo hurt himself when he tripped over his foot while trying to escape pressure earlier in the fourth quarter. He might have had his finest hour against the Redskins last week, what he did at the end of that ballgame under the circumstances, Garrett said. Pretty special. Romo lost the past two winner-take-all finales to the New York Giants two years ago and Washington last season. He also lost to the Eagles in the same situation in 2008 and now will miss a chance to improve his 1-6 record in elimination games. Hes devastated, Garrett said. Devastated. He puts a lot into this. Philadelphia (9-6) is trying to complete a worst-to-first turnaround from a 4-12 season under first-year coach Chip Kelly. The Cowboys (8-7) want to end a three-year playoff drought and avoid a third 8-8 finish in Garretts three full seasons as coach. Dallas will have to do it without its defensive leader, too. Linebacker Sean Lee will miss his third straight game with a sprained neck. Hell wind up sidelined for five of the last six regular-season games. He was out for two with a hamstring injury. Lee was forced to watch last years season-ending loss to the Redskins with a toe injury sustained in the sixth game. Associated PressDallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said starting quarterback Tony Romo, right, had back surgery Friday and that Kyle Orton, left, will start when Dallas faces Philadelphia on Sunday night with the NFC East title and a postseason berth on the line. Associated PressNew Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has no problem with the current NFL playoffs format, even though the Saints might hav e to play a road game against a team with an inferior record in the first round. Saints coach Payton not upset with current NFL playoffs format Associated PressSean Payton can accept if New Orleans misses the playoffs while a division winner with fewer victories makes it. Hes also OK if the Saints have to go on the road in the postseason against a team with a less impressive record. I kind of like the way it is set up right now, the Saints coach said of the NFL s playoff format, which gives the first four seeds to division winners, regardless of record, and the last two seeds to wild cards. Heading into Sundays regular-season finale, its possible for the Saints to finish as a wild card at 11-5, and go on the road to play the winner of either the NFC North or NFC East divisions teams which may have as few as nine wins (Philadelphia is the only one with a chance to reach 10). The Saints could also miss the playoffs with 10 wins if they lose (and if Arizona beats San Francisco). The system has worked against Payton before. In 2010, the Saints were an 11-5 wild card team, hitting the road to play a 7-9 Seattle team that won a weak NFC West. The Saints lost. Payton said the NFL could fix the problem somewhat by getting rid of byes and letting two more teams from each conference get in. But he doesnt necessarily favor that. We are one of the only sports with the byes, Payton said. We just look at the schedule. What are the rules? What does it take to get in? And then lets go compete and make sure we give ourselves a chance to do that. So for this weekend, we are not really ... looking at the scenarios, the records. We are looking at playing our best game.Taking a flyerUsually, transactions involving NFL practice squads dont make news. The Detroit Lions generated an exception. They signed 24-year-old rugby star Carlin Isles on Thursday to their practice squad. Particularly a guy that doesnt have much of a background, you get a little bit more of an extended look, Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said. That certainly gives you an advantage going in to see if there is any future to move ahead with. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Isles ran a 4.22second 40-yard dash in a workout with the Lions earlier in the week, the Detroit Free Press reported. His speed was impressive, Schwartz acknowledged. Isles, from Massillon, Ohio, ran a 10.13 100-meter dash and 6.68 60-meter dash at Ashland University, where he was an allconference football player. The Lions are going to take a look at him at wide receiver. When youre in rugby and catching the ball, its a lot different, Schwartz said. I wouldnt necessarily classify him as a rugby guy as much as of a track guy. He has a lot more track experience. Thats something over the course of the NFL that thats happened a bunch of times where guys with track experience have come in and some of them have transitioned and some of them havent. He has some natural ability. He played some college football and he has some interesting things. No. 1 of which is speed.Big-game inexperienceOnly 15 Eagles who played on the team when it won the NFC East title in 2010 remain, including injured wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. So one of the youngest rosters in the league also lacks playoff experience going into Sundays winner-take-all game at Dallas. Coach Chip Kelly isnt worried. I think everybody understands whats at stake, he said. Its the first game of the playoffs for us and for them. If you win on Sunday, you get to play again and if you dont win on Sunday, you go home. The Eagles do have key players who went to the playoffs with other teams, including cornerback Cary Williams, safety Patrick Chung and linebackers DeMeco Ryans and Conor Barwin. Williams started for the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens last year. Ryans went to the playoffs with Houston in 2011 and Barwin did so with the Texans in 2011 and 2012. Chung spent the previous four seasons with New England, which won the AFC East each year.

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B6SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Boys soccer looking to stay warm DAVIDPIEKLIK CorrespondentThough boys soccer is on a break for winter recess, that doesnt mean work wont continue to keep streaks alive and stay in shape and ready for when games resume the second week of January.Drill timeThe Lecanto Panthers and Crystal River Pirates are on similar paths as the season nears the playoffs. The Pirates (3-13 overall, 2-11 District 3A-7) and Panthers (3-4-2 overall, 2-2-2 District 4A-4) know they havent reached their full potential. Crystal River has one senior on its team and has had difficulty putting shots on goal and keeping shots away from its own; Lecanto has had goal-scoring spurts with five single-goal games resulting in three losses. Forward Lucas Ripiso said the team will work over break to improve its performance. We have to tell everyone to practice during the break, to not be lazy during the break so we can keep up with the season, Ripiso said. I know we have a really good team and we can go really far this year. Crystal River defender Reese Bresson said his team does well getting together to do drills and scrimmages. Guys call each other up and go meet at a field on Saturday, and we do a lot of that. So I dont think were too worried, Bresson said. Citrus head coach Steve Ekeli said the Hurricanes (12-2-1 overall, 11-2-1 District 3A-7) have seven or eight practices scheduled during the break. On the days theyre not working, theyre going to be working, he said. Going streakingThe Canes are the hottest team in its district right now, riding an 11-game winning streak into last week before a tie to Hudson. Their last game was a dominating 8-0 performance against the Pirates that gave Ekeli his 200th career coaching win. During the streak, they outscored opponents 55-10 and trail district leader Springstead by one win. After years of playing in other districts, Citrus and Crystal River are back in the same one following regular district realigning based on class size. Ekeli looks forward to the matchup after coaching there several years ago and taking two district titles away from the Canes. To me, he said, its the strongest rivalry for us because the programs for so long competed.Stats at a glance Goals21 Josh Marsden, Sr., forward, Citrus. 6 AJ Bass, Soph., forward, Crystal River.Assists9 Josh Marsden, Sr., forward, Citrus.Saves178 Kyle Kidd, Jr., goal keeper, Crystal River. Shutouts3 Dakota Gruzdas, Soph., goal keeper, Citrus. 2 Kyle Kidd, Jr., goal keeper, Crystal River. Gaining traction CR defenders Dingler, Bresson trying to boost PiratesDAVIDPIEKLIK CorrespondentTheres always next year; you hear that often in the sports world for teams in the midst of rebuilding seasons with fading hopes of championship glory. For Raymond Dingler and Reese Bresson, the clock hasnt struck midnight on their soccer season. We could be the Cinderella team, Dingler said. He and Bresson find themselves on the defensive line for the Crystal River Pirates, in a rebuilding year that has just one senior fellow defender Cody Anderson left from last season. The team has had its struggles, entering winter recess with a 3-13 record and low goal production. Dingler is starting at the position for the first time on the varsity squad, and Bresson who also plays football is new to head coach Bobby Verlatos team. Bresson said it took some time getting used to the touches and other soccer skills but that its been a great experience. Dingler said losing 15 seniors from last year has been hard to overcome. When we work as a team, we definitely put together good games and we can challenge any team in the district, Dingler said. We know that were outmanned, out-aged, Bresson added. But we just come ready to play and getter better every week, improve practice. Early in the month, the team was starting to show signs of things coming together, with a 3-1 win against Hudson on Dec. 4, and a 1-0 win against a tough Fivay team two nights later. Then came an 8-1 blowout loss Dec. 11 to district leader Springstead, and the Pirates lost their next five games. The Pirates goal production has been low, while goalkeeper Kyle Kidd has already racked up more than 150 saves. With learning new roles on a team with low expectations, along with extra pressure of mistakes they make being magnified, Bresson and Dingler both like their position. I feel like it takes the pressure off of us because were more of the underdog. No one expects us to win, so we have everything to gain and nothing to lose, Bresson said. Verlato is impressed with their play, adding, We basically threw them into the fire. He has often tweaked the teams lineup for the right chemistry, and changed his defensive strategy to the flat four, which he said the two quickly picked up. Complimenting them on their tenacity and abilities early on, Verlato said, Theyre kind of like spark plugs to the team. The team is now on winter recess and wont play until January. Some might already be looking ahead to next season, Bresson acknowledges. However, he says he wants to give it his best this season. Were young, Bresson stated, but weve still got talent. If we play well, play together as a team, we can give anybody a run if we play a good game and things go our way. MATT PFIFFNER /ChronicleCrystal River sophomore defender Reese Bresson, right, is part of a rebuilt Pirates defense trying to gain traction heading into 2014. Chiefs, 49ers get 8 players each Associated PressHONOLULU Kansas City and San Francisco will have plenty of clout in Honolulu if they dont make it to New Jersey for the Super Bowl. The NFL revealed Friday that the Chiefs and 49ers each had eight players voted into the Pro Bowl, including running backs Jamaal Charles of Kansas City and Frank Gore of San Francisco. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was selected to his 13th Pro Bowl after receiving the most votes among fans, 1.43 million. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was second among fans with 1.2 million votes. The NFL combines votes from fans, players and coaches to determine 86 of 88 Pro Bowl players; the other two players are long-snappers selected by Pro Bowl coaches. Voting ended Thursday. Under a new format this year, NFL greats Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will divvy up the players in a two-day draft before the Jan. 26 game. Offensive and defensive players with the most votes who dont make it past the divisional playoff round will serve as active player captains. Charles said Friday night on a reveal show on the NFL Network that he should be picked first. I think I got the best skillset of anybody on the roster, Charles said. I think I can play wide receiver and then put the ball in my hand, also. The only thing I cant do is throw the ball. Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly said hell be fine wherever hes picked. I dont know, you got to get the guy who scores points, he said. The schoolyard-style selections mean its likely teammates will be forced to play on opposite sides. Players on the winning team will earn $53,000 while the losers will get $26,000 under the collective bargaining agreement. San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman said he thinks it would be weird to have to tackle Gore or Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis. I might not tackle him, Bowman said. Just let him score and get his yards or whatever. Yeah, thatd be weird because that hasnt happened since training camp. Rice and Sanders playfully bantered about possible selections, with Sanders saying he wanted players on his roster who havent been to many Pro Bowls. If you have five years or more, dont even worry about it Im not going to pick you, Sanders said. Go play for Jerry. Rice said later: Youre trying to bait me thats not going to happen. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman received 552,600 votes by fans, the most for any defensive player. Houston defensive end J.J. Watt had just under 410,000 fan votes. San Francisco is set to send eight players to the game for the second year in a row, though its players missed the game earlier this year because they made the Super Bowl, losing to Baltimore. Kansas Citys eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are 11-4 this year up from 2-14 last year and the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into a largely meaningless game for them against San Diego on Sunday. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday he has never been big on Pro Bowl selections. Im happy for the guys when and if they make it. Im proud of them for it, Reid said. But we dont get caught up in all of the individual accolades. (Were) just getting ourselves ready to play. Manning was one of five players selected from Denver, which has a shot at putting up the most points of any team in NFL history. All but five teams had at least one player selected. Atlanta, Green Bay, Jacksonville and both New York teams had zero players selected. 2014 Pro Bowl selectionsSunday, Jan. 26 At Aloha Stadium Honolulu OFFENSE Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks. Wide Receivers Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas (Broncos). Tackles Branden Albert, Chiefs; Jason Peters, Eagles; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Staley, 49ers; Joe Thomas, Bronws; Trent Williams, Redskins. Guards Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens. Centers Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks. Tight Ends Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos. Running Backs Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings. Fullbacks Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers. DEFENSE Defensive Ends Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills. Interior Linemen Gerald McCoy, Bucs; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills. Outside Linebackers John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens. Inside/Middle Linebackers NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers. Cornerbacks Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Bucs; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner, Titans. Free Safeties Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers. Strong Safeties Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers. SPECIAL TEAMS Punters Brandon Fields, Dolphins; Johnny Hekker, Rams. Placekickers Matt Prater, Broncos; Justin Tucker, Ravens. Punt Returners Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dexter McCluster, Chiefs. Special Teamers Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots. Associated PressDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was selected to his 13th Pro Bowl after garnering the most votes among fans with 1.43 million. Associated PressRafael Nadal returns the ball Friday to David Ferrer during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nadal falls to Ferrer in UAE Associated PressABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Novak Djokovic overcame JoWilfried Tsonga to enter the final of the Mubadala Championship for the third time in three years on Friday, but he wont be facing top-ranked Rafael Nadal. Djokovic beat Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-3 in 74 minutes to set up a repeat of last years final against David Ferrer, who knocked out Spanish compatriot Nadal 6-4, 6-4 with breaks in the last game of each set, in 90 minutes of quality tennis. Djokovic was watched by his new part-time coach Boris Becker at the exhibition event. Earlier, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray won his first match following a three-month layoff for a back injury when he beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in the playoff for fifth.Federer arrives for Brisbane IntlBRISBANE, Australia Roger Federer arrived in Australia on Saturday for the Brisbane International with a refreshed outlook for 2014, injury-free and with a new coach on his team. Its the first time in a year that I could practice three, four weeks in a row without any setbacks ... I was able to do more than I thought which is very encouraging, Federer said. I didnt play any exhibitions which allowed me to train extremely hard and for a longer period of time. Federer, who will use the Brisbane event as his only warm-up tournament ahead of the Australian Open which begins Jan. 13 in Melbourne, announced on Facebook that hed hired former Swedish star Stefan Edberg on his coaching team for at least 10 weeks. Federer, the winner of a record 17 Grand Slams, finished the 2013 season ranked No. 6. It was the first year since 2002 he failed to reach a major tournament final. Edberg, a four-time Grand Slam champion, including the Australian Open in 1985 and 1987, joins Federers support team under head coach Severin Luthi. Every time I had training (in the past) I had setbacks, little aches and pains, especially in the back from time to time... which cost me confidence, Federer told Australian Associated Press at Brisbane airport. These last few months have been important for me, feeling that movement is not an issue any more. The Brisbane tournament is also a WTA event which includes Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova as its top draw cards. Next week, the ATP and WTA will again combine at the Sydney International. The Hopman Cup, also part of the Australian Open Series, begins later Saturday with Sam Stosur of Australia facing Canadas Eugenie Bouchard. Bernard Tomic will represent Australia in the mens singles match against Milos Raonic, with mixed doubles to follow. In the other Group A encounter, Poland will play Italy to open the exhibition tournament at Perth Arena.

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RELIGION Section CSATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE For the past several years on Thanksgiving and Christmas, my husband and I have gone to an out of the way place for their Grand Holiday Buffet and they aint lying. Thats one honking spread they put on. Heres just a fraction of this years Christmas menu: roasted pears with herb goat cheese, roasted sweet potato soup with duck cracklings, grilled zucchini with tamarind balsamic reduction, peel-and-eat shrimp with cocktail sauce, made-to-order waffles and omelets, slow-roasted prime rib with Au Jus, roast pork loin with black cherry glaze, traditional sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes, Bananas Foster, orange creamsicle cake, pecan pie and I cant forget the charcuterie station with cheeses and nuts, fresh fruit, liver pts, antipasto meats and assorted breads and butter. Plus, bottomless glasses of champagne. Weeks before we go, we print out the menu and read it out loud, oohing and ahhing and sighing. Drooling and moaning may or may not have taken place on occasion. We look forward to these meals with eager anticipation. However, I must confess that my eagerness is mixed with angst. It seems that although outwardly my stomach may be big and flabby, when it comes to my actual stomach, all you can eat for me is not much. I fill up easily and fast. So every year I strategize over how to approach this annual eating event of Olympic Games scope, such as studying the training tips of championshipwinning competitive eaters like Joey Chestnut, who can scarf down 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Ive tried drinking a gallon of water the day before, hoping to stretch my stomach a bit so I can fit in more food, but so far that hasnt helped. Ive tried wearing loose pants, not eating anything after bedtime the night before, pacing myself as I eat, yet I still cant eat as much as I want. Ive even toyed with the idea of bringing a plasticlined tote bag with me and stuffing it with shrimp scampi and red velvet cake, but thats just wrong. Besides, I havent figured out how to do it without getting caught. It doesnt seem fair. As I carefully fill my plate with teeny taste-size portions of yummy deliciousness, I watch in envy as everyone around me piles their plates with mountain-size servings, eats it all and then goes back for more. Thats what I want! All I want is more. More baby artichokes, more green beans almondine. More bread pudding with bourbon sauce, more linguini, more pie. Alas, its not to be. (One year I did try to go beyond my limit. Lets just say I overflowed. On my shoes.) Recently, I was thinking about our annual buffet pilgrimages and how bountiful and beautiful they always are. I thought about how full I always feel and my intense longing to be able to contain more and what that really meant. I mean other than the obvious triviality, misguided pettiness and sinful gluttony. I remembered what the psalmist wrote: O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him (Psalm 34:8). Another translation says it like this: Oh, put God to the test and see how kind he is! See for yourself the way his mercies shower down on all who trust in him. At the buffet, my husband especially likes the seafood salad and I like the smoked salmon thats always served whenever we go, and throughout the year we remember how good they taste and how we cant wait to taste them again. Someone once said that all of life illustrates biblical truth, and the truth is that, just as Ive tasted roast turkey with giblet gravy and spirited cranberry orange sauce and delighted in its goodness, Ive also tasted the goodness of God and the sweetness of his mercy and grace. He has been kind to me, patient with my foolishness, faithful despite my unfaithfulness, loving me consistently in all of my unloveliness. God has graciously set a table before me (and you, too), that we may feast, not on seafood salad and smoked salmon, as good as that may be, but on himself, never being full because theres always room for more of him, yet always being satisfied. Being satisfied thats all anyone wants anyway. Maybe Ive just been seeking it at the wrong table.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at nkennedy@chronicleonline.com. Welcome to the grand buffet Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES RELIGION BRIEFS But after a passer-by told him she found the message offensive and a local television station inquired about it, the Lighthouse Baptist Church preacher hustled to blunt any uproar by begrudgingly changing the sign to: Jesus Loves You. By no means would I as human or Christian ever put anything on the sign with the intention of hurting or insulting, Butzberger told The Associated Press from his church in North Palm Beach, Fla. The purpose of the sign is to draw people to God, which is, in our business, what were selling. Welcome to the challenge for pastors eager to update the age-old practice of luring in worshippers with messages on marquees out front of the church. Long the place for Gospel quotes and Christmas Eve sermon hours, now the signs are often clever, pithy or funny. But pastors are finding that joking about religion is a serious business, and its easy to cross a line. When Darrin Lee launched his suburban Detroit church six years ago, he had just 11 members, a rickety old building and a plywood board marquee. The sign was replaced, thanks to a benefactors $5,000 donation, with a roadside one Lee now uses for slogans he credits for helping his Cornerstone Baptist Church flock grow to more than 100. I think that sign added life to this church, saying, Hey, were up to date. Were not some old relic church, he said from his church, which is passed daily by about 45,000 vehicles. When you look at other churches with marquees that dont put up messages, I think theyre missing the boat. Though he has hit a few bumps. One of his slogans Dont Let Worry Kill You. Let The Church Help made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, leaving him to offer the obligatory confirmation that obviously were not in the killing business. One caller wanted to chat about See SIGNS/ Page C2 Walking a fine line WASHINGTON Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertsons suspension by the A&E network shows that militant activist groups want to silence the kind of biblical views that Barack Obama expressed when he was running for president in 2008. On Fox News Sunday, Huckabee said that when Obama spoke in 2008 at Saddleback Church, he made it very clear that he opposed same-sex marriage, and he said he did so because he was a Christian and because of his biblical views. In that appearance, Obama told Pastor Rick Warren, I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman, and added, For me as a Christian, its also a sacred union. You know, Gods in the mix. Huckabee has launched an online petition calling on A&E to reinstate Robertson to the hit reality series. He said Christians dont consider homosexual acts worse than other sins, and believe that all people are sinners in need of Gods forgiveness. Huckabee sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and has said that he may run again in 2016. Apollo 8 astronaut marks 1968 broadcast CHICAGO An astronaut who was aboard the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon has marked the missions 45th anniversary in front of the actual spacecraft. Retired Captain James Lovell Jr. re-enacted the Apollo 8s live Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. During that broadcast, astronauts read the first 10 verses of the book of Genesis from the Bible. On Monday, Lovell and several high school students took turns reading in front of an Apollo 8 module thats housed at Chicagos Museum of Science and Industry. Lovell says they chose Genesis because its central to three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. According to NASA, millions tuned in during the original broadcast. Lovell was a command module pilot on Apollo 8 and went on to be commander of Apollo 13. Huckabee backs Duck Dynasty patriarch BETHLEHEM, West Bank In a Christmas message, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has referred to Jesus as a Palestinian messenger of hope. Few scholars dispute that Jesus was Jewish. But Palestinian officials said Abbas used the term in a historic context, applying to all those in the Holy Land at the time, regardless of religion. Abbas emailed comments Monday appeared to be part of an effort to reach global public opinion and strengthen links between the Palestinian and Christian narratives. Abbas said Jesus was a Palestinian messenger who would become a guiding light for millions. A majority of Palestinians including Abbas are Muslims, but he and his predecessor Yasser Arafat have called for unity of Palestinian Christians and Muslims. Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, is a Palestinian town in the West Bank. Abbas: Jesus Christ was a Palestinian VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has visited his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, to exchange Christmas greetings. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper show the two men, dressed in identical white robes save for Francis cape, chatting in a sitting room inside Benedicts retirement home during the visit Monday. They also prayed together in the adjoining chapel. Benedict was looking well, using a cane for support while they stood in prayer. Since Benedicts retirement in February, the two men have met only once publicly. Popes exchange Christmas greetings Church officials say theres an art to writing those pithy sign salvos JIMSUHR Associated PressST. LOUISPastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida churchs marquee read: Christmas Easier to spell than Hanukkah.A sign outside Cornerstone Baptist Church displays its message to drivers in Farmington Hills, Mich. 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evolution after his marquee read: If Man Came From Apes, Why Do We Still Have Apes. Dozens of websites and social media sites collect pictures of church signage, celebrating those that seem to work Many Who Seek God at the Eleventh Hour Die at 10:30 or panning others, such as, Stop, Drop and Roll Doesnt Work in Hell. Some even inspired books. Pam Paulson and her husband, Steve, took a four-year, 122,000-mile trek through all 50 states to chronicle interesting church marquees after noticing the changing signs at two churches near their Florida home. With a van full of hundreds of maps, it was a slow go after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with churches seldom straying from patriotic themes. But around the middle of the decade, Pam Paulson said, cleverer messages began emerging. A lot of people we talked to thought it was just a good way to get people to at least acknowledge their church. It was true, the 59-year-old Methodist said. We werent looking for the humorous, but they were always the ones that caught our attention. And thats the point, according to Wes Henson, pastor at the Walnut Street Baptist Church in southern Illinois city of Carbondale. He admitted he once drew an earful from a woman angry about the potential sexual innuendo when his marquee read, Waking up and shouting, Oh God is not the same as being in church. I guess I did that on a day I felt bold and confident, Henson said. But when you have something on there that catches attention, at least for a moment, it means at least theyre thinking about your church. Churches largely are left on their own when it comes to marquees. The 13 million-member United Methodist Church doesnt tell its congregations what to write, said Larry Holland, the churchs global communications chief. But it offers a big suggestion: Make them welcoming, nonjudgmental and theologically accurate. We do take them seriously because they are a communications level. We consider them to be grassroots, Holland said. But the messages should be fresh and avoid negative slogans, such as hells waiting for you kinda thing, said Woody Murray, a former advertising agency worker who in recent years wrote a column about church signs. A clever message wears old in a few days, like television commercials that have a joke, said Murray, a suburban Nashville Baptist now working for Gideons International. Once you see it, you dont wanna see it again. Sources of the signage run the gamut, from sermons to pithy themes found on road trips. At West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church in southern Illinois Mount Vernon, Brad Henson gets much of his guidance from the Internet making the task far easier than when he used a 3-inch-thick book of illustrations. Henson, whose church sign has sported such messages as A closed mouth gathers no foot and Dairy Queen is not the only place that has awesome Sundays, acknowledged that motorists who see his signs may never come into his church. But thats not his goal. Henson said its simply about preaching in a different, sometimes softer, way with messages that provoke thought or provide comfort to those passing by. Thats an awesome ministry, whether they darken the doors of our church or not, he said. Thats really powerful as far as Im concerned.C2SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION 2101 N. Florida Ave. Hernando FL 726-6144 Nursery Provided CHILDREN YOUTH SENIORS Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Praise & Worship 10:40 A.M. Praise Service 6:00 P M Praise & Prayer (Wed.) 7:00 P M Randy T. Hodges, Pastor 000DIW5 www.hernandonazarene.org Nursery Provided 2180 N.W. Old Tallahassee Rd. (12th Ave.) Crystal River Church of Go d Church Phone 795-3079 000DIXH Sunday Morning Adult & Childrens Worship 8:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Life Application Service Jam Session Youth Ministries & Teen Kid (ages 4-11) 7:00 PM Saturday Informal Worship w/Communion 5:00 PM Sunday Early Service w/Communion 8:00 AM Sunday School All Ages 9:30 AM (Coffee Fellowship hour @ 9:00 AM) Sunday Traditional Service w/Communion 10:30 AM Special services are announced. Nursery provided. St. Timothy Lutheran Church ELCA 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River For more information call 795-5325 www.sttimothylutherancrystalriver.com Rev. David S. Bradford, Pastor 000DJI2 000DJD7 HERNANDO Sunday School 8:45 AM 9:30 AM Fellowship 9:30 AM Worship Service 10:00 AM Nursery is Provided. Individual Hearing Devices Ministries and Activities for all Ages. 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (486) (1 1 2 miles from Hwy. 41) For information call (352) 726-7245 www.hernandoumcfl.org Reverend Jerome Jerry Carris United Methodist Church A Safe Sanctuary for Children and Families Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Crystal River CHURCH OF CHRIST A Friendly Church With A Bible Message. Corner of U.S. 19 & 44 East Sunday Services 10:00 A M 11:00 A M 6:00 P M Wednesday 7:00 P M Come Worship With Us! Bible Questions Please Call Ev. George Hickman 795-8883 746-1239 000DIWM ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH Serving Southwest Citrus County MASSES: Saturday . . 4:30 P M Sunday . . . 8:00 A M . . . . . . . . . 10:30 A M 000DJI1 U.S. 19 1 4 mile South of West Cardinal St., Homosassa 628-7000 www.gracebiblehomosassa.org email: gbc@tampabay.rr.com Men & Ladies Bible Studies, TOPS, Infant & Toddler Nursery 000DJCL 1 1 2 mi. east of U.S. 19 6382 W. Green Acres St. P.O. Box 1067 Homosassa, FL. 34447-1067 Pastor: Rev. Ray Herriman (352) 628-5631 Sunday 9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . Discovery Time 11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . Praise & Worship 6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . Evening Service Monday 6:15 PM . . . . . . . . . . Teens Tuesday 6:15 PM........Awana (Sept. Apr.) Wednesday 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 13158 Antelope St. Spring Hill, FL 34609 352-686-7034 Rabbi Lenny Sarko Services Fridays 8PM Saturdays 10AM Religious School Sundays 9AM-Noon Temple Beth David 000DJI8 000DJH8 795-4479 St. Benedict Catholic Church U.S. 19 at Ozello Rd. MASSES Vigil: 5:00pm Sun.: 8:30 & 10:30am DAILY MASSES Mon. Fri.: 8:00am HOLY DAYS As Announced CONFESSION Sat.: 3:30 4:30pm Catholic Church St. Scholastica St. Scholastica 4301 W. Homosassa Trail Lecanto, Florida www.stscholastica.org Sunday Masses 9:00 am 11:30 am Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Weekday Masses 8:30 am Confessions Saturday 2:45 -3:30 pm (352) 746-9422 000DJHX THE SALVATION ARMY CITRUS COUNTY CORPS. SUNDAY Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship Hour 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY: Home League 11:30 A.M. Capt. Phillip Irish Capt. Lynn Irish 712 S. School Ave. Lecanto 513-4960 000DJGW 000DJH3 S T A NNE S C HURCH A Parish in the Anglican Communion Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Morning Prayer & Daily Masses 4th Sunday 6:00p.m. Gospel Sing A long 9870 West Fort Island Trail Crystal River 1 mile west of Plantation Inn 352-795-2176 www.stannescr.org To be one in Christ in our service, as His servants, by proclaiming His love. Rector: Fr. Kevin G. Holsapple SERVICES Sunday AM Bible Study 9:30 Worship 10:30 Sunday PM Worship 6:00 Wednesday PM Bible Study 7:00 EVANGELIST Bob Dickey 000DJIV 9592 W. Deep Woods Dr. Crystal River, FL 34465 352-564-8565 www.westcitruscoc.com Church of Christ West Citrus CR 495/Citrus Ave. US Hwy. 19 W. Deep Woods Dr. West Citrus Church of Christ The Church in the Heart of the Community with a Heart for the Community MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 000DJE8 2105 N. Georgia Rd., PO Box 327 Crystal River, FL 34423 Church Phone (352)563-1577 SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 A M Morning Service 11:00 A M Wed. Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study~ 6:30 P M HOMOSASSA 1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 Pastor Kip Younger Phone 628-4083 8831 W. Bradshaw St. Learn More at www.1umc.org 000GBQG 000DJIO SEEKING? SEEKING? SEEKING? Here, youll find a caring family in Christ! 4801 N. Citrus Ave. (2 Mi. N Of US 19) 795-3148 www.crumc.com Rev. David Rawls, Pastor Sunday Worship 9:00 am Traditional Service 10:30 am Contemporary Service with Praise Team Bible Study A t 9:00 & 10:30 F or all ages. Wednesday 6:30 Nursery available at all services. Youth Fellowship Sunday 4:00 Wednesday 6:30 Bright Beginnings Preschool 6 Weeks-VPK Mon. Fri. 6:30a.m.-6pm. 795-1240 A Stephen Ministry Provider C rystal R iver U nited M ethodist C hurch 1160 N. Dunkenfield Ave. 795-6720 A FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP Sunday 10:30 A M Wednesday Christian Ed 7:00 P M Prayer Sat. 4-6pm Pastor John Hager Crystal River Foursquare Gospel Church 000DJ95 First Baptist Church of Homosassa Come Worship with Us 10540 W. Yulee Drive Homosassa 628-3858 Rev. J. Alan Ritter Troy Allen, Director of Student Ministries Sunday 9:00 am Sunday School (All Age Groups) 10:30 am Worship Celebration Choir / Special Music / Kidz Worship Sunday Night 6 pm Worship Celebration Wednesday Night 6:30 pm Worship Celebration Childrens Awanas Group Youth Activities www.fbchomosassa.org 000DJ71 Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!!000DJMK Associated PressUniversity Baptist Church in Carbondale, Ill. uses short, catchy phrases with Bible verses on its sign as a teaser to encourage people to discover the meaning within the Bible itself. 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Music & more The public is invited to a gospel concert by The Taylors at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 12, at Rock Crusher Road Church, 419 N. Rock Crusher Road. The Taylors are a brother-sister gospel quartet from North Carolina. They were nominated Favorite New Mixed Group of the Year for 2013 by Singing News Fans. The Taylors were also nominated as a Top 10 Mixed Quartet for 2012 and 2013. Call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusher church.com. The Rick Webb family will perform Sunday, Jan. 12, at Hernando Church of the Nazarene, 2101 N. Florida Ave., off U.S. 41 in Hernando. Celebration Sounds choir & orchestra will open the concert at 5:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is no cost. A love offering will be collected. All Citrus County musicians are invited to join in the community jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Hilton Hall at Floral City United Methodist Church. Bring your instruments/voices and join in the fun. Call 352-344-1771. The Saturday night Gospel Jubilee takes place the last Saturday night monthly at First Church of God 5510 Jasmine Lane, Inverness. Everyone is invited to come to enjoy or come and participate. Prepare a number, bring your instrument if you have one and join in this full-filled evening. Great music, fun, food, fellowship and never a charge. Call 352-344-3700.Special events Rock Crusher Road Church welcomes Pastor Michael Chambliss. Pastor Chambliss joined the staff of the church as senior pastor on Nov. 17. Pastor Chambliss previously served as childrens pastor and handles administrative pastoral duties for New Life at Park Street Church in Jacksonville. Rock Crusher Road Church is at 419 N. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River. Call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusherchurch.com. Come and celebrate Kwanzaa from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Old Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Square in Inverness. Admission is one nonperishable food item. Call Lillian Smith at 352-637-3572 or Carol Bowers at 352270-3866. Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto will celebrate the first Sunday after Christmas with Holy Eucharist services at 5 p.m. today and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. New Years Eve at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday is evening prayer in the chapel. St. Margarets Episcopal Church will celebrate the first Sunday after Christmas Day with Holy Eucharist Rite 1 at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist Rite 2 at 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The food pantry will be open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday only this week. It will be closed Wednesday due to the New Years Day holiday. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists fellowship will host its next Forgotten Film Festival at 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 2 to 30. The film schedule is as follows: Thursday Tea With Mussolini. Expatriates in pre-war Florence, Italy, try to maintain their lifestyle out of harms way. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Cher. Jan. 9 No film scheduled. Jan. 16 Hyde Park on Hudson. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, invite the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. A charming and fresh look at true events. Starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney. Jan. 23 Rabbit Proof Fence. Australian film about three aboriginal girls who escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the outback. Jan. 30 Ladies in Lavender. Two sisters whose quiet lives dramatically change when they discover a badly injured young foreigner washed ashore near their coastal home in pre-war England. Starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists fellowship is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. 41), Citrus Springs. Visit www.naturecoastuu.org. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills will host its monthly outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, on the church property at 6 Roosevelt Boulevard in Beverly Hills off North Lecanto Highway (County Road 491). Shoppers are welcome. Up to 50 commercial and private vendors from throughout Citrus County are expected to display their wares. Commercial vendors and private individuals are welcome to bring and sell goods. Spaces are available for $10 and should be reserved in advance. Coffee, sodas doughnuts and hotdogs will be available for breakfast and lunch. This church-sponsored flea market takes place the first Saturday monthly, September through May. The next flea market is Feb. 1. For more information or to reserve a space, call Rose Mary at 352-527-6459 or e-mail wjeselso@tampa bay.rr.com. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a program titled Jews in the Civil War, presented by Channah Zimmerman, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at First Congregational Church, 7171 State Road 200, Ocala. For tickets ($8), call Judi at 352-237-8277, Sonia at 352307-3662 or Estelle at 352861-2452. This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. The Catholic Womens Club of Our Lady of Fatima Church will sponsor its annual Military Card Party on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall, 550 U.S. 41 South, Inverness. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch is at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Entrance fee of $12 includes lunch buffet, coffee and desserts, and many prizes. Funds raised benefit the Pregnancy Center and Helping Hands. For information and reservations, call Ann Maccabee at 352-637-4515 or Joan Wirthman at 352419-6232. Everyone is invited to a baked ziti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon. Donation is $7 and $3 for children 12 and younger. Takeout will be available. Call 352-489-2685 for more information. The Womens Ministry of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness, will host Lisa Whelchel on Saturday,RELIGIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 C3 000DJC6 Reverend Kenneth C. Blyth Pastor 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, Florida Building is Barrier-Free gshernando.org Worship 8:30 am 11:00 am Fellowship After Worship Weekly Communion Sunday School 9:45 am Nursery Provided 3790 E. Parsons Point Rd. Hernando, FL 34442 352-726-6734 Visit us on the Web at www.fbchernando.com 000DJ6X Reaching and restoring lives through Jesus Christ Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m.. Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Keith Dendy First Baptist Church Of Hernando First Baptist Church Of Hernando First Presbyterian Stephen Ministry Congregation 000DJDT Hwy. 44 E @ Washington Ave., Inverness Sunday Services Traditional 8:00 AM 11:00 AM Casual Service 9:30 AM 5th Sunday of Any Month Combined 10am Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM Nursery Provided Fellowship & Youth Group Sunday Evening Web Site: www.fpcinv.org Podcast: fpcinv.com Church Office 637-0770 Pastor James Capps First Baptist Church 8545 Magnolia 726-4296 Sunday Schedule 8:30 AM Contemporary Worship Service 9:45 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 6:00 PM Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Music, Youth, Fellowship A warm, friendly Church Nursery Available www.fbcfloralcity.org 000DJ6D of Floral City Rev. John Rothra Redemption Christian Church SUNDAY Bible School . . . . . . 9:00 Worship . . . . . . . . . 10:15 WEDNESDAY Bible School . . . . . . 6:30 Currently meeting at East Citrus Community Center 9907 East Gulf-to-Lake Highway Pastor Todd Langdon For more information call 352-422-6535 000DJGV Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills 746-2144 (1 Block East of S.R. 491) Holy Days To Be Announced VIGIL MASSES: 4:00 P M & 6:00 P M ************ SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M & 10:30 A M ************* SPANISH MASS: 12:30 P M ************* CONFESSIONS: 2:30 P M to 3:15 P M Sat. or By Appointment ************* WEEKDAY MASSES: 8:00 A M www.ourladyofgracefl .catholicweb.com 000DJFB 000DJID Floral City United Methodist Church 8478 East Marv in St. (across from Floral City School) Sunday School 9:05 A M Sunday Worship Service 10:30 A M Sanctuary 8:00 A M Service in the 1884 Church Bible Study Tuesday 10:00 A M Wednesday 6:00 P M Wheel Chair Access Nursery Available Rev. Mary Gestrich Church 344-1771 WEBSITE: floralcitychurch.com We strive to make newcomers feel at home. Beverly Hills Community Church 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Florida (352) 746-3620 Pastor Stewart R. Jamison III Email: bhcchurch@embarqmail.com Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Sunday Coffee/Conversation 8:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday, Monthly Where Christ is Proclaimed! 000DIW3 Shepher d of the Hills E PISCOPAL C HURCH Our mission is to be a beacon of faith known for engaging all persons in the love and truth of Jesus Christ. 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. (CR 486) Lecanto, Florida (4/10 mile east of CR 491) www.SOTHEC.org Services: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am Healing Service Wednesday 10:00 am 000DJGZ SUNDAY 10:00 AM Family Worship (Coffee Fellowship 9:30-10:00) 000DJEJ N ORTH R IDGE CHURCH Non-Denominational Church Citrus County Realtors Association Building. 714 S. Scarboro Ave. & SR 44 Pastor Kennie Berger 352-302-5813 WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM Home Bible Study (Call for location) Rooted in Scripture, Relevant for Today! Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Spoken Holy communion Worship 8:00 a.m. Christian Education 9:00 a.m. Sung Holy Communion Worship 10:00am Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000DJD9 935 S. Crystal Glen Dr., Lecanto Crystal Glen Subdivision Hwy. 44 just E. of 490 527-3325 (L.C .M.S.) COME WORSHIP WITH US Sunday Service 9:30 A.M. Sunday Bible Study & Childrens Sunday School 11 A.M. Saturday Service 6:00 P.M. Weekly Communion Fellowship after Sunday Worship Calendar of events Audio of sermons available at www.faithlecanto.com 000DIY5 Rev. Stephen Lane 00070P2 Faith Lutheran Church A Heart From God... A Heart For Others. Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus 5863 W. Cardinal St. Homosassa Springs, FL 34446 Telephone: (352) 628-7950 Pastor Dale Wolfe Tuesday Mid-Week Meeting 7:00 pm Sabbath-Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am www.homosassaadventist.com 000DJHR Homosassa Springs 000DIVY All are invited to our Healing Services 352-726-4033 First Church of Christ, Scientist Inverness 224 N. Osceola Ave. Sunday Services 10:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Wed. Testimony Meeting 4:00 PM 000DJ8Y COME Worship With The Church of Christ Floral City, Florida Located at Marvin & Church streets. Established in 33 A.D. in Jerusalem by Jesus Christ. A warm welcome always awaits you where we teach the true New Testament Christian Faith. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Steve Heneghan, Minister CHURCH OF CHRIST Floral City, FL. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wed./Eve. Bible Study 6:00 p.m. H ERNANDO S EVENTH DAY A DVENTIST C HURCH 1880 N. Trucks Ave. Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 344-2008 Sabbath Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Mid-Week Meeting 7:00 pm Pastor Dale Wolfe www.hernandoadventist.com 000DJCO Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus Sunday Services: Traditional Service . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 AM Contemporary Service . 10:30 AM Wednesday Night: Adult Classes . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM Boys and Girls Brigade . . 7:00 PM Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM Rev. Larry Powers Senior Pastor I NVERNESS C HURCH OF G OD Welcome Home Located at 416 Hwy. 41 South in Inverness Just Past Burger King Church Office 726-4524 Also on Site Little Friends Daycare and Learning Center 000DJDV Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000DJMR ReligionNOTES See NOTES / Page C4

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Associated PressMARINE CITY, Mich. A Marine City church has celebrated its final Christmas. Next month, it will close for good. Marine City United Methodist Church, which has been a presence in the areas spiritual community for 162 years, will hold a final service on Jan. 26, and the doors will be shut for good five days later. My parents were married here. I was married here. My son was married here, Darlene Markel, a church member who lives in St. Clair Countys Cottrellville Township, told the Times Heraldof Port Huron. I was baptized here, my son was baptized here and my grandchildren were baptized here. The churchs membership has declined from a high of 650 to 700 in the 1950s to the current roster of 56. Thats total membership, including shut-ins and people who dont live in the area but are still members, said church member Harvey Finsterwald. The church doesnt have a full-time minister. The Rev. Carol Floyd, a retired Methodist minister, works 10 hours per week, split between Sundays and Tuesday mornings. Feb. 8, 2014. Whelchel starred in the TV show The Facts of Life as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner. She is an actress, singer, songwriter, author and public speaker. In 2012, she appeared on Survivor in the Philippines. She has been a regular speaker with Women of Faith Conference since 2009. Tickets can be purchased online at www .itickets. com or at the church office. Call Cornerstone at 352-7267335 or email strong foundations@hotmail.com. The church is at 1100 W. Highland Blvd. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mens Association is sponsoring its annual trip to Tampa Bay Downs for an exciting day of thoroughbred horseracing on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The trip includes round-trip bus transportation from the church parking lot, entry fee and reserved seating in the clubhouse, racing form and a hot buffet lunch, all for $45 per person. For ticket reservations, call C. Taylor at 352-746-5584 or Lloyd Manning at 352489-0289. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church offers Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays featuring regular, double and special bingos, together with a jackpot and pickle game. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Kitchen features homemade soups and sandwiches. The church is on U.S. 41, three miles north of Dunnellon. Community Christian Karate Club (CCKC) offers a Citrus County group for learning karate skills, working on cardio, and meeting new friends. Three different classes for three different age groups are offered: the 4to 7-year-old class, 8to 12-year-old class, and the teen/adult class. Classes take place Tuesday evenings at New Hope Baptist Church, 8635 W. Goodman Lane, Homosassa. Cost is $25 a month with discounts for families. For more information, contact 5th degree black belt instructor Greg Gunn at 352428-6348 or email ggunn14 @gmail.com or visit www.topgunnkarate.com. The Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on U.S. 41 in Dunnellon play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Horseshoes are provided to anyone needing them along with instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance. Women, children and persons who have never pitched horseshoes before are invited to attend and share in the fun and fellowship. Call 352-489-5954. A Christian Bible-based spiritual recovery group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Living Water Ministry Complex, 1 Beverly Hills Blvd., Beverly Hills. Call Meg at 352-527-2443. Helping Hands Thrift Store, a ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 604 U.S. 41 S. Proceeds fund the food pantry. The store accepts donations of household items, clothing and small appliances. Call 352-726-1707.Study & support The Genesis Project, an in-depth analysis and discussion of the text of Genesis, is conducted from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Congregation Beth Sholom, 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. A class on the Hebrew alphabet is also offered from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays. Both classes are taught by Hazzan Mordecai Kamlot. Call 352-643-0995. St. Pauls Lutheran Church, at 6150 N. Lecanto Highway in Beverly Hills, continues its weekly Bible Information Class conducted by the Rev. Mark Gabb for anyone in the community at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays in the fellowship room. Call 352-489-3027. The public is welcome to Zen meditation sessions at 2:45 p.m. Sundays at Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto (off C.R. 491). Call 352-464-4955. C4SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION Special Event or Weekly Services Please Call Theresa Holland at 564-2940For Advertising Information Special Event or Weekly Services Please Call Theresa Holland at 564-2940For Advertising Information Pastor, Dairold & Bettye Rushing 4201 So. Pleasant Grove Rd. (Hwy. 581 So.) Inverness, FL 34452 OFFICE: (352) 726-1107 Where everyone is special! Jesus Christ-central theme of our worship Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship 7:00 p.m. Ministries for all ages Nursery Available 000DIYG First Assembly of God 000GYI8 First Baptist Church of Lake Rousseau SBC Joseph W. (Joe) Schroeder, Pastor SERVICES Sunday 11:00am & 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm Magnifying Gods name by bringing people to Jesus 7854 W. Dunnellon Rd (CR 488) Ph. 352-795-5651 Cell 352-812-8584 Email: pastorjoe10@gmail.com Check us out on Facebook 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Rd. Inverness, FL 34452 (2 mi. so. of Applebees) Come as you are. (352) 726-2522 REV. SARAH CAMPBELL Senior Pastor of Inverness Sunday School 9:00 AM Adults 10:30 AM All Ages Sunday Worship 9:00 AM Contemporary 9:00 AM Vertical Kids 10:30 AM Traditional Wednesday Worship 6:00 PM Vertical Youth 000DJE6 Come To S T M ARGARET S E PISCOPAL C HURCH In Historic Downtown Inverness 1 Block N.W. Of City Hall 114 N. Osceola Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 726-3153 Services: Sun. Worship 8 & 10:30 A.M. Wednesday 12:30 P M Morning Prayer 9:00 A M MonFri Fr. Gene Reuman, Pastor Celebrating 120 years 000DJHC www.stmaggie.org Dr. Ray Kelley Minister Sunday: 9:00 A M Sunday School 10:15 A M Worship Service Wednesday: 6:00 P M Bible Study First For Christ...John 1:41 F IRST C HRISTIAN C HURCH O F I NVERNESS 000dje1 We welcome you and invite you to worship with our family. 2018 Colonade St., Inverness 344-1908 www.fccinv.com Pastor John Fredericksen Rightly dividing the word of truth II Timothy 2:15 Grace Bible Fellowship 4947 East Arbor St., Inverness, FL 352-726-9972 Sunday Bible Study . . . . . . 9:15 AM Worship Service . 10:15 AM Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . 7:00 PM 000GNBN Nursery and play yard. Follows Les Feldick Teaching Great Music, Fine Fellowship, Good Food! Never A Charge, Come prepared to participate! 000GMQX Pastor Tom Walker I NVERNESS First C HURCH OF G OD 5510 E. Jasmine Ln., Inverness 344-3700 Saturday Nite The Ovations in Concert 6:00 P.M. JOIN IN THE FUN JOIN IN JOIN IN THE FUN THE FUN Pastor Terry Roberts Ph: 726-0201 Independent Fundamental Cross road Bap tist Chu rch 000DIWC Youre invited to our Services Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday 10:45 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM 5335 E. J asmine Lane, Inverness 1 2 Miles North Of K-Mart Off 41 North (Formally Calvary Bible Church Location) Our Lady of Fatima C ATHOLIC C HURCH 726-1670 550 U.S. Hwy. 41 South, Inverness, Florida 000DJEX Weekday Mass: 8 A.M. Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 P.M. Saturday Confessions: 2:30 3:30 P.M. Sunday Masses: Winter Schedule 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. Sunday Masses: Summer Schedule (June August) 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. Holy Communion Every Sunday at 7:45am & 10:00am The Rev. Thomas Beaverson F IRST L UTHERAN C HURCH 47 Years of Bringing Christ to Inverness Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 A M 726-1637 Missouri Synod www.1stlutheran.net 1900 W. Hwy. 44, Inverness 000DJDD 000DJ75 Pastor Tom Walker I NVERNESS First C HURCH OF G OD 5510 E. Jasmine Ln. Non-denominational Sunday: 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM Wed: 6:00 PM Bible Study Do you enjoy Bible Study, Gospel Singing, Pitch-in Dinners, singing the old hymns? Then youll enjoy this Church family. Home of Saturday Night Gospel Jubilee. Last Saturday of each month at 6pm. 000DJIS A place to belong. A place to become. Victory Baptist Church At Sunday School 9:45 AM Worship 10:45 AM Sunday Evening 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM Choir Practice 8:00 PM Highway 41 North, turn at Sportsman Pt. Quality Child Care Pastor Gary Beehler 352-465-8866 5040 N Shady Acres Dr. 726-9719 General Conference 1370 N. Croft Ave. Inverness, FL 34451 Telfono: (352) 341-1711 ORDEN DE SERVICIOS: DOMINGOS: 9:30 AM Escuela Biblica Dominical 10:30 AM Adoracin y Prdica MARTES: 7:00 PM Culto de Oraci n JUEVES: 7:00 PM Estudios Bblicos Les Esperamos! PRIMERA IGLESIA HISPANA DE CITRUS COUNTY Inverness, Florida Asambleas de Dios David Pinero, Pastor ~ 000DJ7I Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000DJMO NOTESContinued from Page C3 Michigan church set to close after 162 years Associated PressStained glass windows at the United Methodist Church in Marine City, Mich. The 162-year-old church is closing Jan. 31.

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Submit information at least two weeks before the e vent. Multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle of fices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to community@chronicleonline.com. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an e vent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Come learn to dance, Carolina styleCarolina Shag lessons will begin at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Certified instructor June Queripel has more than 50 years experience teaching dancing. Participants will learn the basics and several easy moves. Classes are $5 per session for four weeks; more if desired. For more information, call 352-527-5993.Pine Ridge Association to fill vacanciesThe Pine Ridge Association will take nominations through Jan. 31 to fill three vacancies on the Board of Directors for April 2014. Applications and resume format are available at the Pine Ridge office. The deadline to submit a resume and application is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. For more information, call the Pine Ridge Property office at 352-746-0899.Thinkers to look at aura photographyThe New Age Thinkers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Unity Church-Citrus, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Guest speaker will be Linda Bloser. Aura photography reveals the energy field around the physical body, reported to reveal personality traits, emotional characteristics, mental processes and how spiritual energy is experienced. Bloser has been conducting aura photo sessions with in-depth interpretations for more than 10 years. For more information, visit www.newagethinkers.org or call Donna at 352-628-3253.Legion post invites all to come jamEveryone is welcome to join the American Legion Allen Rawls Post 77 at a jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, with Nashville artist John Thomas and the Ramblin Fever Band. Entertainers, those who enjoy playing instruments or singing, and those who want to just enjoy the music are welcome. Cost is $5 at the door; food and soft drinks are available for a donation. The post is at 4375 Little Al Point in Inverness. For more information, call 352-476-2134, 352476-7001 or 352-726-0444. COMMUNITYPage C5SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Humanitarians OF FLORIDA Prius Special to the ChroniclePrius is a soft, sweet and pretty kitten with a lovely black and white tuxedo coat. She is all fixed up and ready for her forever home. There are many varieties of felines to choose from, as well. Drop by and enjoy the felines in their cage-free, homestyle environment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Humanitarians Hardin Haven on the corner of State Road 44 and North Conant Avenue, east of Crystal River. Call the Haven at 352-613-1629 for adoptions, or view most of the felines online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/fl18 6.html. NEWS NOTES Special to the ChronicleWhat had been an altruistic dream for three Citrus County residents has finally become reality through the bequest of a dying friend. Aviva Mayer said she and her friends Connie and Rick Leiser had long dreamed of creating a center for yoga and Reiki that would serve anyone who wanted to get involved. The center would be free and would allow people who couldnt afford to pay for classes to learn about and get involved in the two disciplines. Both yoga and Reiki pursue spiritual and physical well-being. Though involved with spiritual health and richness, neither is religion oriented, said Aviva and Connie, which is why people of all persuasions find them comfortable and helpful within their various belief systems. Both involve practices and methods that originated in the Far East, but they are methods proven useful and therapeutic in modern Western health care. They are utilized in many hospitals around the nation; for example, the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Practitioners describe Reiki as an ancient and simple system used to help the body restore its natural balance, thus helping to free up blocked energy. Mayer is a certified yoga teacher of Hatha yoga, as well as a Reiki master. She has been involved with yoga for 30 years. The Leisers are certified Reiki masters and teachers. Mayer said the trios idea was to open a mind-body center free to the public and dedicated to spiritual and physical health of anyone who wanted to participate. They had been holding free classes for anyone who wanted to come at a house in Canterbury Estates, a Citrus Hills subdivision near Hernando Elementary School. Then, an old friend from South Florida who was also deeply involved in yoga and Reiki died. The four friends had long pursued their interests in yoga and Reiki together there before Mayer and the Leisers moved to Citrus. Mayer had met Connie and Rick in a Reiki class. Mayer was especially close to their friend Erwin Bloom and she said when he checked in to an expensive holistic center for ongoing health problems, they visited him and were impressed by the center. Thats where the dream was born of providing those kinds of experiences to people who couldnt afford such centers. Bloom died not too long afterward and he left Mayer a sum of money. He said I would know best what to do with it. And she did. It wasnt an amount that made her a millionaire or anything like that, she said, but his gift was enough to open a center where she could teach yoga and Connie and Rick could teach and practice Reiki. The center is now open in a strip mall on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. The public is invited free and thats the way it will remain, the operators said. There is no introductory period and there wont be fees later. Its free to all. One thing about the yoga classes, Mayer said, is there is no pressure or judgment. Participants work at whatever level of movement and stretch they can. There is even a class for those who are limited and cant get down on a mat on the floor or move their body freely. Its called chair yoga and is done completely from the sitting position in a chair. That class is at 10 a.m. Mondays. The goal is simply to improve health and spiritual outlook. Meditation and breathing are critical components to the stretching and yoga positions, Mayer said, and can be done from the chair or the floor. The floor mat is probably the only thing participants need, aside from comfortable clothes: a yoga mat and maybe a floor pillow if they need it (also shoes are not worn in the center). The current regular yoga classes are: Chair Yoga, Monday 10 a.m.; Yoga for all, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.; Yoga for All Saturday 10 a.m. Children age 7 and older are welcome to participate in the class under the supervision of their parent, but there is no care arrangement for children not participating. The center is at 1015 Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486) (Alescis Corner Plaza), about four miles west of Hernando and just east of Annapolis Drive. The strip complex is next to the Dollar General Store. For more information, call Mayer at 352-419-7800. Ultimately the trios goal is to add more classes, and to that end Mayer said she welcomes other yoga teachers who want to get involved in helping teach free classes. As for Reiki, the sessions are now full and there is a waiting list, but the Leisers are interested in doing more classes, too, and invite interested persons and Reiki masters who want to get involved to call them at 352-560-7686. Reaching for better health Special to the ChronicleThe new Yoga and Reiki Center on County Road 486 on the west end of Citrus Hills invites the public to participate in yoga and Reiki classes for free. Aviva Mayer, who has been involved in yoga for 30 years, leads a class at the new center. New yoga/Reiki center opens in Citrus Hills, offers free classes to public Yoga teacher Aviva Mayer leads a class in Chair Yoga at the new Yoga and Reiki Center. People who arent able to do floor exercises can still enjoy the many health benefits from yoga, Mayer says. Capital creditsRepresentatives from the Board of Trustees of the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc. recently presented the Key Training Center with a capital credits check. From left are: District Manager Marlin Sexton, Key Center Foundation Director Neale Brennan and WREC Administrative Assistant C.L. Calloway. Special to the Chronicle

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C6SATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc., said, We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you dont know where youre aiming, you dont have a goal. Bridge contracts have a goal for both sides. If you dont know where you are aiming, your side is in trouble. And most deals have a theme. Todays is common in no-trump, but much less so in a suit contract. That makes it harder to spot. West leads the spade nine against four hearts. How should South continue after winning the first trick with dummys ace? Souths two-heart rebid showed at least a six-card suit and 6-9 high-card points. North, knowing of an eight-card fit and having a promising number of winners, took a shot at game. South has four losers in his hand: one heart (if trumps are 4-1, the contract is surely failing) and three diamonds. However, he has 11 winners: one spade, five hearts and five clubs. His goal is to get to 10 tricks before the opponents can reach four but how? Suppose declarer immediately draws two rounds of trumps, then plays on clubs. East trumps the third club and shifts to the diamond king. The defenders take three tricks in that suit for down one. Instead, South should play a low trump from both hands at trick two. If the defenders then play three rounds of diamonds, the last can be ruffed on the board. If they take two diamonds ending with West and he leads another spade, declarer ruffs, draws trumps, and runs dummys clubs. 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However, marrying him could change our financial status. Is there any service that could be performed so that we may live together legally and not impact our childrens legacy? In Love Dear In Love: Please discuss this with a lawyer who specializes in marital law. There are clergy who will perform religious marriage ceremonies that may not be legally binding, depending on the state you live in, whether you present yourselves as a married couple and whether your state recognizes this as a common-law marriage. (The same goes for any secular ceremony that pronounces you married without a valid state license. It could, in fact, be legally binding.) A lawyer also can discuss a prenup that will protect your assets for your children, allowing you to marry legally without worrying about your financial legacy. Dear Annie: Youve printed a few letters about married couples who are not enjoying a good sex life. I think there is more advice you should give on this subject. First of all, married couples should not sleep in the same bed. Sleeping together causes people to become overly familiar with each other, leading to boredom. It should be special. Therefore, in order to preserve a good sex life, each spouse should sleep in a separate room and use a separate bathroom. As far as the physical problems, there are many possible reasons for a low libido. But for men, its food preservatives, which often contain saltpeter. Men who want to stay virile must avoid packaged foods. Besides over-familiarity and physical problems, there is the issue of what to do in bed. Couples who explore the Persecutor-VictimRescuer story are usually able to develop some very exciting scripts. This makes the bedroom experience much more intellectually stimulating and fun. Its not just a random experience, but rather a planned game that both people can look forward to. R. Dear R.: You certainly have some interesting theories, some of which may be helpful. Of course, not all married couples can afford a spare bedroom and bathroom in which case, that is impractical. And we have no information on saltpeter in packaged food and the impact those foods may have on a mans libido. Even so, avoiding those foods may do nothing for a womans libido, and that seems to be the more common problem. But we agree that playing fantasy roles in bed can add some spark to ones sex life, and we recommend it for couples who wish to try, as long as it doesnt become dangerous or abusive. Dear Annie: Fed Up with Potluck complained that one woman in her group of friends always insists that everyone bring a dish to their gatherings. Perhaps the reason is not financial, but something to do with health issues. Its possible that this woman may have an illness or a health concern that she has not shared with everyone in the group. Perhaps she is simply unable to cook for such a large number of people. Isnt the point of getting together more about the social interaction and not so much about the eating? 60-Something in Illinois Dear Illinois: We dont mind potluck dinners, whether someone feels up to cooking or not. But it is important that the other participants are aware that it is a potluck dinner at the time the invitations are issued and they volunteer to prepare something. Otherwise, it appears that they are being taken advantage of.Annies Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annies Mailbox, Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annies Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. 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(N)PanthersPanthersPanthersWorld Poker Tour (FX) 30 60 30 51 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Ben Stiller. PG Hall Pass (2011, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer. R Hall Pass (2011, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer. R (GOLF) 727 67 727 GolfPGA Tour Golf BMW Championship, Final Round. GolfPGA Tour Golf (HALL) 59 68 59 45 54 The Christmas Card (2006, Romance) Ed Asner, John Newton. NR A Princess for Christmas (2011, Comedy) Katie McGrath, Roger Moore. Christmas With Holly (2012, Drama) Sean Faris, Eloise Mumford. NR (HBO) 302 201 302 2 2 Battleship (2012, Science Fiction) Taylor Kitsch. (In Stereo) PG-13 Warm Bodies (2013) Nicholas Hoult. PG-13 True Detective 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road Warm Bodies (2013) (HBO2) 303 202 303 Beautiful Creatures (2013) Alden Ehrenreich. (In Stereo) PG-13 Girls MA Girls MA Getting On MA School GirlTreme Batiste gets a movie job. MA Treme Sunset on Louisianne MA (HGTV) 23 57 23 42 52HuntersHunt IntlHuntersHunt IntlLove It or List It GLove It or List It, TooHuntersHunt IntlHuntersHunt Intl (HIST) 51 54 51 32 42Mankind The Story of All of Us PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG Pawn Stars PG (LIFE) 24 38 24 31Hidden Away (2013, Suspense) Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ivan Sergei. PG-13 The Wrong Woman (2013, Mystery) Danica McKellar. Premiere. NR The Husband She Met Online (2013, Suspense) Jason Gray-Stanford. NR (LMN) 50 119 Women Behind Bars (In Stereo) Women Behind Bars (In Stereo) Women Behind Bars (In Stereo) PG I Killed My BFF (In Stereo) PG I Killed My BFF (In Stereo) I Killed My BFF (In Stereo) (MAX) 320 221 320 3 3 End of Days (1999, Horror) Arnold Schwarzenegger. (In Stereo) R Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Benjamin Walker. (In Stereo) R The Man With the Iron Fists ( 2012) RZA, Cung Le. 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COMICSCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, DECEMBER28, 2013 C7 Pickles Crystal River Mall 9; 564-6864 Ronin (PG-13) 12:30 p.m. No passes. Ronin (PG-13) In 3D. 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:45 p.m. American Hustle (R) 12:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:25 p.m. No passes. Anchorman 2 (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. No passes. Frozen (PG) 7:50 p.m., 10:35 p.m. No passes. Grudge Match (PG-13) 12:35 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:45 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 3:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) In 3D, high frame rate. 12:15 p.m. No passes. Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 12:20 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:20 p.m. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) 12:50 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 2:25 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) In 3D. 12:05 p.m., 4:45 p.m. No passes. The Wolf of Wall Street (R) 12 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:40 p.m. Citrus Cinemas 6 Inverness; 637-3377 Ronin (PG-13) 12 p.m. No passes. Ronin (PG-13) In 3D. 3:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:25 p.m. American Hustle (R) 12:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:20 p.m. No passes. Anchorman 2 (PG-13) 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Frozen (PG) 12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Grudge Match (PG-13) 12:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:30 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 3:15 p.m., 7 p.m. No passes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) In 3D. 10 p.m. No passes. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 10:30 p.m. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 11:45 a.m., 2:20 p.m. No passes. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) In 3D. 4:50 p.m. No passes. Peanuts Garfield For Better or For Worse Sally Forth Beetle Bailey Dilbert The Grizzwells The Born Loser Blondie Doonesbury Kit N Carlyle Rubes Dennis the Menace The Family Circus Betty Big Nate Arlo and Janis Frank & Ernest Times provided by Regal Cinemas and are subject to change; call ahead. TodaysMOVIES WJUF-FM 90.1 National Public WHGN-FM 91.9 Religious WXCV-FM 95.3 Adult Mix. WXOF-FM 96.7 Classic Hits WEKJ FM 96.3, 103.9 Religious WSKY 97.3 FM News Talk WXJB 99.9 FM News Talk WRGO-FM 102.7 Oldies WYKE-FM 104.3 Sports Talk WDUV 105.5 FM Hudson WJQB-FM 106.3 Oldies WFJV-FM 103.3 s to s WRZN-AM 720 News Talk LocalRADIO GYTTX YB KTCNYB: XKPHH BRLRT NYLR EK ICRBS JKTOBD NKHOSYXI FOEN ENR OB-HYFI. DRKTDR VYTHOBPrevious Solution: If you havent learned the meaning of friendship, you really havent learned anything. Muhammad Ali (c) 2013 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-28

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C8SATURDAY,DECEMBER28,2013 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE Fax: (352) 563-5665 l Toll Free: (888) 852-2340 l Email: classifieds@chronicleonline.com l website: www.chronicleonline.comToplace an ad, call563-5966Classifieds In Print and Online All The Time ChronicleClassifieds637551 000GT1N 000GT1J Work while the rest of the world sleeps & have your playtime to yourself Work while the rest of the world sleeps & have your playtime to yourselfEarn extra income delivering The Citrus County Chronicle. We are looking for dependable people to deliver the news on routes that are already established. Potential carriers must be 18 years old, have reliable transportation, a valid drivers license and automobile insurance.P a i d W e e k l y C r y s t a l R i v e r C i t r u s S p r i n g s I n g l i s H o m o s a s s a B e v e r l y H i l l s A p p l y i n p e r s o n C i t r u s C o u n t y C h r o n i c l e 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429 I f i n t e r e s t e d i n a n y o f t h e f o l l o w i n g a r e a s 000GITV CAR COVER (BREATHABLE) FOR MEDIUM SIZE CAR MALIBU ONLY$30 352-464-0316 Dining room table and 4 chairs, light oak $150; Nice wood couch table, $50 (352) 795-7254 DUDLEYS AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 28th YEAR END Extravaganza !! Preview: 8am ~Auction:9 am household, hardware etc multiple est ates liquidation a-z good stuff!!! ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 GENERALRalph Lauren Navy/Gray Queen sleeping bag $50,Automatic BPtester $20, RM Easiteach Interactive Whiteboard-new $30, Office Depot rolling, folding cart $10, B&D steamer $5 352 465 6619 HARLEYSTOCK EXHAUSTPIPES NEARLYNEW FITS 1350-1450 SLIDE ON ONLY$70 464-0316 SMALLELECTRIC SMOKER LITTLE CHIEF, works great for fish or jerkey, only $60 352-464-0316 SHARPWIZARD ORGANIZER English to Spanish, expense and three Phone Books $15 341-0450 4 PRONGED CANE, dont wait to FALL DOWN before you need one. $15 352-464-0316 4 WHEELED WALKER w/ seat & brakes. Only $75 352-464-0316 HQ Medium Bird Cage, white, dome top, 32x23x63, asking $250. (352) 726-5379 30 PLANTS FOR WATER GARDEN BlUE FLOWERS. DONT KNOW THEIR NAMES 10 for $15 464-03I6 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Mulch, Stone Hauling & Tractor Work (352) 341-2019 Lk PanasoffkeeFri. Sat. Dec 27th, 28th 7am to ? MOVING SALE! ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD 2391 CR 401 Sugarmill WoodsFri 12/27 & Sat 12/28 9a-4p Moving Sale : Sofa, beds, dressers, patio,hsehold items & More!! 352-503-6331 9 Linder St, Homosassa COAT Red Wool 3 qtr length coat; Made in USA size 20-22 $50; Wool rug 4x5 ft $50 (352) 746-9896 LEVIS JEANS FOR BOYS Good condition, size 12 regular, $10 (352)465-1616 PGH STEELER JACKETNFL winter/removable hood med like new cond. $25. Dunnellon 465-8495 WOMENS GALLERY JACKET Good condition, reversible, cheetah pattern, size S, $30 (352)465-1616 2 Twin size oak beds with storage drawers & mattress, dresser mirror & chest, excel. cond. $250. for all Kenmore Refrigerator good for college, excel cond. $45. 352 613-7429 5 GI -JOES WITH STORAGE CASE SOME CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES $30. 464-0316 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 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 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. $125.00 382-5956 LOVE SEAT/ LIKE NEW LIGHT COLORS,MUST SELL/$50 Linda 341-2271 OAK DESK -KIDS HEIGHT2 x 4 foot Top, Blonde Oak, 2 Drawers plus Book Shelf $100 341-0450 RECLINERS Pair matching burgundy recliners exc cond paid $399 each at Badcock Perfect for superbowl viewing $275.00 OBO 352-4654208 Slightly Used 2 Sets, single mattresss and box springs with wooden headboard $150 for all King Size Bed, 2 dressers, blonde color $150. (352) 795-7126 TABLE & 4 Chairs Tr opitone. Tropical, natural stone top table, turquoise colored cushion chairs. Orig price $3000, asking $800 352-270-8494 White Wicker Trundle Bed, Steel enforced, Great Shape $95. (352) 897-4198 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 CHESTFREEZER Working in good condition family down sized so Im selling for $100 OBO 352-621-9810 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 DUDLEYS AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 28th YEAR END Extravaganza !! Preview: 8am ~Auction:9 am household, hardware etc multiple est ates liquidation a-z good stuff!!! ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck 8 TABLE SAW Craftsman, w/ medal stand 2.5 HP, excellent shape $75. (352) 465-9114 Dunnellon MAKITACHOPSAW WORKS FINE ONLY $65 OBO 352-464-0316 POWER WASHER PARTS Campbell 1/4hose, gun, lance& soap bottle $25. Dunnellon 465-8495 Ryobi, 14 amps, 10 Compound Miter Saw w/ laiser & bag, New in Box, pd. $189 Asking $125. obo (352) 795-0037 HIFI SPEAKER KIT 1pair GRS 8inch 85Watt woofers, Nuance Tweeters,Silver Wire, Caps. $80 341-0450 JVC DVD PLAYER VCR COMBO HR-XVC11B used few hours Mom doesnt need nice $50 341-0450 SPEAKER FOR HOME THEATRE Black and Silver, British MTM, UpGraded Internal Parts $75 341-0450 SPEAKER FOR HOME THEATRE CENTRE Co-Axial SEAS 2-Way, 150Watt, Solid Oak $75 341-00450 SYLVANIATV Good condition, 26 inches, remote included, black colored, $30 (352)465-1616 House KeeperLight 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 ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)528-5547 Opportunity for Fulltime Professional.Must have bookkeeping /acounting experienceor equivalent & proficient in computers and spreadsheets. Able to multi-task & communicate well with others. FAX RESUME TO 352-746-9033 ALL CLASSES FOR 2014 Spring Hill & New Port Richey COSMETOLOGY BARBERING NAILS SKIN MASSAGE TherapyDAY & NIGHT SCHOOLFull Time & Part Time Full Specialty & Instructor Training BENES International School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING Become an Avon Rep Today! Free Training. $10 to join. Call Chuck (352) 503-4816. Independ. Avon Rep. ALL STEEL BUILDINGS130 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. INST ALLED 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. INST ALLED 40x40x12 (3:12 pitch) Roof w/Overhang, 2-10 x 10 Roll-up Doors 1 Entry Door, 2 G-vents 4 Concrete Slab $27,995 Installed A local Fl. Manufact. We custom buildWe are the factory Meets & exceeds 2010 Fl. wind codes. Florida Stamped engineered drawings All major credit cards accepted METAL Structures, LLC866-624-9100Lic # CBC1256991 State Certified Building Contractor www. metal structur esllc.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 FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 TEACHERFulltime, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLYLEARNING (352) 560-4222 Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 CASE MANAGERPrimary Care Physican Accountable Care Organization (ACO) seeking qualifed Care Manager. Current Florida RN lic. along with 3 plus years experience in hospital setting or post accute care setting. Manage Care experience and Case Mgr certification prefered. Please Fax Resume to: Nature Coast ACO Attn Patty King 352-746-3838 F/T CNAFor OB Doctors Ofc Fax Resume: 352-794-0877 Medical BillerImmediate Opening Busy Multi-Pysician Practice, Experienced applicants Fax Resume to: 352-746-4748 FT/ PT COOK POSITIONExp. is required Fax Resume to 352-527-1290 or Apply in Person at: Superior Residences, 4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto 34461. FT/ PT COOK POSITIONExp. is required Fax Resume to 352-527-1290 or Apply in Person at: Superior Residences, 4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto 34461. LARGE CHURCHin Crystal River Needs Full timeCUSTODIAN40 hrs. week, good starting wage. Abled body for light lifting. Tables, chairs. Reply to: Citrus County Chronicle, Blind Box 1851P 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd Crystal Riv. Fl 34428 TOWER HANDStarting at $10.00/Hr Bldg. Communication Towers. Travel, Good Pay & Benefits. OT, 352-694-8017 Mon.-Fri. WRECKER DRIVEREXPERIENCED ONL Y apply. Must live in Inverness area. **Apply within** Eds Auto Repair. 4610 S. Florida Ave No Phone Calls FL. JUMBO SHRIMP Fresh 15ct @ $5.00lb, Stone Crab@ $6.00lb delivered 352 897 5001 FRESH CITRUS @BELLAMY GROVELocated 1.5 mi. E. on Eden Dr. from hwy 41 STRAWBERRIES COLLARD GREENS GIFT SHIPPING 8:30a-5p Closed Sun. 352-726-6378 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. Volunteer Fish and Wildlife safari hat with 7 FWC pins. Lost in the vacinity 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 pls call (352) 746-1904 Friends of Citrus County Animal Services (FOCCAS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 100% volunteer organization 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 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Todays New Ads Cable Knelson Piano looks and works great. Real good cond. Asking $300. 352-795-1495 F/T CNAFor OB Doctors Ofc Fax Resume: 352-794-0877 FLORALCITY Double wide 2 bd/ 2 ba. Furnished w/appliances. W/D A/C. New wood laminate floors. Shed, scrn pch, double car port. Lot rent $183. Asking $17.5k 314-831-1356 GENERALRalph Lauren Navy/Gray Queen sleeping bag $50,Automatic BPtester $20, RM Easiteach Interactive Whiteboard-new $30, Office Depot rolling, folding cart $10, B&D steamer $5 352 465 6619 KITCHEN FURNITURE Expandable kitchen table with four chairs excellent condition. $125.00 382-5956 KITCHEN FURNITURE Expandable kitchen table with four chairs excellent condition. $125.00 382-5956 REFRIGERATOR Kenmore side by side; white; ice cube and water. approximately 8 years old excellent condition. $ 350 Call 352-422-6466 RV Jack Knife Couch 68, in great shape $250. obo 352-464-4388 Shih Poo Puppies, 2 males, 1 female Schnauzer Pups just born 352-795-5896 628-6188 evenings White Wicker Trundle Bed, Steel enforced, Great Shape $95. (352) 897-4198 $$ CASH PAID $$FOR JUNK VEHICLES 352-634-5389 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Free Inter/Exterior Painting Workshop T ips for : selecting a reputable cont; selecting quality mats.; DIY 1/6/14 5:00pm Crystal River Coastal Library Chris ASAP 464-1397 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 6 Cockatiels with cage and breeder box. Free but must take all (352) 792-4109 BO-FLEX Hardly used $100 Antique Butler 3 drawers $100 (352) 795-1929 Free Firewood Cut & Ready to Haul (352) 746-0524 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I Todays New Ads BO-FLEX Hardly used $100 Antique Butler 3 drawers $100 (352) 795-1929 Care for Elderly or Disabled in your home Days or Nights. Will do Cleaning & Cooking 25 yrs. Exp., 257-1308 GENERALMission oak rocker $150,2 antique half round tables $100@, 30lb. galvanized roofing nails and300 count grip cap nails $25@,6 Franklin Mint McDonalds plates $120 all, GE convection toaster oven$25, Mr. Coffee expresso maker $10,large rolling suitcase$10,Ryobi belt sander $40, folding crab trap $10, childs bike helmet $5,SS 1 quart thermos $5, 2 digital coin counting money jars $5 @, Oneida Chateau stainless service for 12 $250 352 465 6619 I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I

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SATURDAY,DECEMBER28,2013 C 9 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS ATREE SURGEON Lic. & Ins. Lowest Rates Free est. (352)860-1452 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 Bruce Onoday & Son Free Estimates Trim & Removal 352-637-6641 Lic/Ins D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards DOUBLE JTree Service Stump Grinding, bulk mulch, lic/ins 302-8852 R WRIGHT TREE Service Tree Removal & Trimming. Ins. & Lic. # 0256879 352-341-6827 RON ROBBINS Tree Service Trim, Shape & Remve, Lic/Ins. Free est. 352-628-2825 344-2556, Richard Water Pump Service & Repairs-all makes & models. Call anytime! Attention Consumers!Please make sure you are using a licensed and insured service professional. Many service advertisers are required by state law to include their state license number in all advertisements. If you dont see a license number in the ad, you should inquire about it and be suspicious that you may be contacting an unlicensed business. The Citrus County Chronicle wants to ensure that our ads meet the requirements of the law. Beware of any service advertiser that can not provide proof that they are licensed to do business. For questions about business licensing, please call your city or county government offices. TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING Trim/Tree Removal, 55ft. Bucket Truck 352-344-2696 Lic/ins. *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 All phases of T ile Handicap Showers, Safety Bars, Flrs. 422-2019 Lic. #2713 Floors /walls. Tubs to shower conv. No job too big or small. Ph: 352-613-TILE /lic# 2441 ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. Design/Installation Weed*Clean*Mulch We plant year round lisc/ins 352-465-3086 A1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal Lic. 352-584-5374 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job Call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ASAPPAINTING CHRIS SATCHELL 30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref. Insured 352-464-1397 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 GREGS MARCITE Florida Gem, Diamond Brite Marcite, FREE EST. 746-5200 Lic.#C2636 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 All Tractor & Tree Work Land Cleared, Hauling 1 time Cleanup, Driveways (352) 302-6955 AllAROUND TRACTORLandclearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 D & R TREE SERVICE Lawn & Landscape Specialist. Lic. & Ins. Free Est. 352-302-5641 All Major Credit Cards Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Service Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service -New Systems Starting @ $3400. Res//Com (352) 400 -8361 Mention this ad and get a service call for $19. Exp 12/31/13 Lic# CAC1817447 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352 422-7279 A 5 STAR COMPANY GO OWENS FENCING ALL TYPES. Free Est. Comm/Res. 628-4002 TREE SERVICE Dry Oak Firewood, 4x8 Delivered & Stacked $80. (352) 344-2696 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 **ABOVE ALL** M & W INTERIORS Handyman services Northern Quality Southern prices! (352) 537-4144 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal. Lic. 352-584-5374 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM Lic/Ins #2579352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 COUNTYWIDE DRY-W ALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs! Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 Care for Elderly or Disabled in your home Days or Nights. Will do Cleaning & Cooking 25 yrs. Exp., 257-1308 SHADYVIEW CANVAS Awnings *Carports*Boat Tops & Covers upholst 352 613-2518 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! 000GT1M Phyllis StricklandRealtorTHE MARKETIS GOODThinking of selling? Now is the time to get listedStill great values out there for buyers!!Phyllis Strickland TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 352-613-3503-cell 352-419-6880-Office BETTY J. POWELLRealtorYour Success is my goal.. Making Friends along the way is my reward !BUYING OR SELLING CALL ME 352-422-6417bjpowell@ netscape.com ERA American Realty & Investments 4BR /1 BABlock home, above ground pool. Fenced, Appliances, Kindness Terr. off Grover Clev, $42K As is. 352-419-8816 TAMI SCOTTExit Realty Leaders 352-257-2276 exittami@gmail.com When it comes to Realestate ... Im there for you The fishing is great Call me for your new Waterfront Home LOOKING TO SELL? CALLME TODAY! HOMOSASSA4/2 BLOCK HOME, MOTHER IN LAW APT. decking, 1/4 ac, fenced, lots of privacy $65,000 (305) 619-0282, Cell Buying or Selling REALESTATE, Let Me Work For You!BETTYHUNTREALTORERA KEY 1 Realty, Inc. 352 586-0139hunt4houses68 @yahoo.comwww.bettyhunts homes.com. MEDICAL OFFICE FOR SALE Totally renovated 700 S.E. 5th Ter.Suite #5 Crystal River. $107K 352-422-2293 Happy Holidays.Buying or Selling Your home? Get the Gift of a 1 YEAR Home W arranty Plan Million Dollar + Producer! Teri Paduano, Broker Realty Connect (352) 212-1446TheFLDream.com GOSPEL ISLAND 2BR, 2BA, OWN YOUR OWN HOME Let Me Help Block Home Move In ready $69,900 Clean as a whistle Big Yard, Big Garage and Carport (352) 344-9290 Near Croft & Hwy 44, 3/2 garage florida room furnished or not Lots of upgrades Executor now accepting offers 502/693-7904 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 CRYSTALRIVERShare My Home $85/wk. includes elect, sat. dish 352-228-1802 BEAUTIFUL1/4 acre lot in Cantebury Lakes Estates BARGAIN PRICED! @9k 352-422-4785 Lecanto 2.3 acres Fenced & crossed fenced, Great for horses 3/2 DW, Remodeled. Owner Finance w/ good down paymt $69,900. 352-527-7015 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Specializing in Acreage,Farms Ranches & Commercial Richard (Rick) Couch, Broker Couch Realty & Investments, Inc. (352) 212-3559 RCOUCH.com UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOUAVIEW TO LOVEwww. crosslandrealty.com(352) 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 Chassahowitzka2/2/1, $600. mo.HOMOSASSA2/1, Furn. $550. Mo. Agent (352) 382-1000 CRYSTALRIVER2/BR $550. 3BR $750 Near Town 563-9857 FLORAL CITYLAKEFRONT 1 Bedrm. AC, Clean, No Pets (352) 344-1025 HOMOSASSA1 & 2BR, $450-$500 inclds. garb & water, Senior Discount. 352628-7300 or 697-0310 INVERNESS2/1, Storage Room 475 mo.+ Security 352-634-5499 Ventura Village Apartments3580 E. Wood Knoll Lane, Hernando, FL 34442 (352) 637-6349 Now Accepting Applications. Full Handicap unit available Central H/A Storage;Carpet Laundry Facilities; On Site Mgmt Elderly (62+) Handicap/Disabled With or without children 1Bedroom $406; 2 Bedrooms $ 446 TDD# 800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer. CRYSTALRIVER** NICE** Secret Harbour Apts. Newly remodeled 2/1 $575 Unfurn. Incl Water,lawn, garbage, W/D hook-up. 352-257-2276 HOMOSASSA1/1, $435. mo. 1st. & Sec. 352-212-4981 INVERNESS1010 Turner Camp RD 2 bedroom. 1 bath. 2BR/1B/NICE/ Remodeled Carport/Screened Patio/ NewAppliances/$600mo Max.3 person (352) 302 3819 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Beverly Hills2 bdrm, plus Fl Rm, new appliances Move in $1350, 442-7794 BEVERLYHILLS2/1, Carport & Fl .Rm. screened patio, fenced backyard. $550. Mo. (352) 422-2433 BEVERLYHILLS2/1/carport. CHA, $535. Mo.+ $500. Dep 352-249-6098/249-6505 INVERNESS3/2/2, wheel chair access. $875. mo., 1st, last, sec. 352-726-5272 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Floral City 12x56 MH 2/br, 1 ba on 80x152 ft lot.$21,000. Fixer er up. (352) 726-8873 RENTERS WANTEDWhy rent when you can own? We can put you in your own home. Credit problems o.k. As low as $2,000. down& only $105/ wk. Call for more info & locations. Call 352-621-3807 USED HOMES/ REPOSDoublewides From $8,500. Singlewides From $3,500. New inventory daily We buy used homes (352) 621-9183 INVERNESS55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. Call 800-747-4283 for details 2BR 1-1/2BA DW off Gospel Isl. Rd., 1/3 acre lrg. 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/1Ba 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 55+ Park in Lecanto 2bd/2ba Furnished Fireplace, Includes Washer/Dryer, $6,900. obo 352-634-3984 FLORALCITY12x56 Mobile, Furnished 2BR, 1BA, Carport Scrn. Rm., Lrg. shed Adult Park, Reduced price $7,400 Lot Rent $165 mo.352-287-3729 FLORALCITY Double wide 2 bd/ 2 ba. Furnished w/appliances. W/D A/C. New wood laminate floors. Shed, scrn pch, double car port. Lot rent $183. Asking $17.5k 314-831-1356 Homosassa 55+ Park 2BR/1BA. Newly remodeled 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 1 1 am Call for Appointment (352) 628-2090 RENTAL MANAGEMENT REALTY, INC.352-795-7368000H05N www.CitrusCountyHomeRentals.com CITRUS SPRINGS 9869 N Angela Dr . . . . . . . $8003/2/2 Nice location 1254 sq ft. 8410 N Elkcam Blvd . . . . . . $800 3/2/1 New listing! 6973 N Gladstone Dr . . . . . $8753/2/2 Split floor plan 1515 sq ft. HOMOSASSA 4 Shumard Ct S . . . . . . . . $1,2503/2.5/2 SMW pool home 2200 sq ft. REDUCED 7650 W Homosassa Trl . . . . $500 2/1 nice duplex 7396 W Green Acres . . . . . . $7003/2 DW mobile on 1/2 ACREINVERNESS/HERNANDO 1304 Claymore St (Inv) . . . . $9003/2/2 Lovely pool home REDUCED 5164 N Dewey Way (Her) . . $700 3/2 Nice DW mobile on 1/2 ACRE Jack Russell Terrier Mother and Father on premise. Ready to go Five males $250/ea 352-613-9135 LIZZIELizzie, a sweet 1 1/2 y.o. black retriever mix looking for a loving forever home, spayed and a great medium size @ 45 lbs. She is friendly & playful, loves people. Areal sweetheard and would make a great family dog. Call Karen @ 218-780-1808. Shih Poo Puppies, 2 males, 1 female 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 PFarm BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$395 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! CRYSTALRIVERRent with Option Handyman Special 3/2, $550 2/1 $450 or $795. both+block storage bld 352-364-3067, or (612) 226-0091 Mini Farms, 2000, 3/2 DWMH on 10 Acres Main road, cleared and fenced. 12x16 shed and 24x36 garage. 5 irrigated acres. Great for horses or blueberries. Asking $124,900 352-364-2985 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 ACREFenced 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 PreConstruction Savings John L yons @ 800 622 2832 ext 210 for det ails Tandem Bike used little, Shimona Equipped, org. $400. price $100. (352) 465-9114 Dunnellon I I I I I I I I Tell that special person Happy Birthday with a classified ad under Happy Notes. Only $28.50 includes a photo Call our Classified Dept for details352-563-5966 I I I I I I I I WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Area, Condition or Situation Fred, 352-726-9369 Judith Lewis Celestial SpaWelcomes Veterans Announcing: Curbside service for the disabled and handicapped. Therapeutic massages, hot stones, salt scrubs, detox treatments and more. Visit us online at celestial spa.com call us at (352)527-0077, Or visit us at 9 Regina Blvd. Beverly Hills fl. 34465 mm28221, ma60820 BUTTERSButters, a 4-y.o. Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, wt. 48 lbs, brown w/white markings, gentle, friendly, playful, affectionate, walks very well on leash, rides very well in car, appears housebroken, gets along w/other dogs and people. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. Dachshund Mini Long Hair, Male Puppies blk & cream, Champion blood line. Health Cert. $300. (352) 795-0200 (352) 220-4792 Cell EDITHEdith, 2-year-old spayed female Boxer/Hound/Terrier mix, Heartworm -negative, appears housebroken, weight 49 lbs, loving & loveable, walks well on leash, easily directed, very affectionate & friendly. Needs one medication. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. 4TOILETSEAT RISER. MAKES ITEASIER TO GETUP. ONLY$20 352-464-0316 BEDSIDE COMMODE & ALUMINUM WALKER both have adjustable legs only $40 for both 352-464-0316 CHILDS MANUAL WHEELCHAIR, GOOD SHAPE, YELLOW W/ FOOTRESTS. ONLY $85 352-464-0316 Manual Wheelchair W/ Footrests, Great Shape, Only $100 352-464-0316 MOBILITY POWER WHEEL CHAIR, J azzy Select, like new cond. $1750 pics avail via jr moak@att.net 352-302-4707 Pride Mobility Products Inc, Burgundy Cloth Chair Lift. $450 586-0341. ACOUSTIC GUITAR& STARTER PACKAGE W/GIGBAG&MORE ALLNEW $50 352-601-6625 Cable Knelson Piano looks and works great. Real good cond. Asking $300. 352-795-1495 Hammond Chord Organ good condition $200. obo (352) 489-4813 GENERALMission oak rocker $150,2 antique half round tables $100@, 30lb. galvanized roofing nails and300 count grip cap nails $25@,6 Franklin Mint McDonalds plates $120 all, GE convection toaster oven$25, Mr. Coffee expresso maker $10,large rolling suitcase$10,Ryobi belt sander $40, folding crab trap $10, childs bike helmet $5,SS 1 quart thermos $5, 2 digital coin counting money jars $5 @, Oneida Chateau stainless service for 12 $250 352 465 6619 EXERCISE BIKE good shape. All electronics. only $65 352-464 0316 MANUALTREADMILL DIGITALREADOUT, FOLDS UPFOR EASY STORAGE, ONLY $95 464-0316 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 DANS 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 GOLF DRIVER Rawlings 450cc mrh 10* Apollo Reg lite shaft new grip exc $25. Dunnellon 465-8495 GOLF DRIVER Tour Edge Exotics XLD MRH 10.5 senior w/HC new grip $45. Dunnellon 465-8495 Medal Detector in Case Used once, $75. Call John (352) 422-2317 Mens Nike Golf Shoes, size 8 1/2 new in the box never been worn. $25.00 phone 352-489-4129

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C10SATURDAY,DECEMBER28,2013 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 254-1228 SACRN BOCC-Bid Notice-VAB PUBLIC NOTICE Accepting applications for the Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board The Board of County Commissioners seeks three (3) candidates for a Member-At-Large position on the Veterans Advisory Board. The members participate in all discussions and debates of the board and term expires on January 31, 2016. The Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board is a voluntary board that meets the second Thursday of every month at 3:45 PM in the Training Room of the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Florida. The mission of the Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board is to advise the Board of County Commissioners on all matters involving Citrus County Veterans. The application form is available at: http://www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/commissioners/advboar ds/advisory_boar d_applica tion.pdf Application deadline is 7 days from publication Send completed application together with a recent resume to: Citrus County Board of County Commissioners ATT: Denise Gallagher Citrus County Administration 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 267 Lecanto, FL 34461 Published one (1) time, December 28, 2013 in the Citrus County Chronicle. 1850 S.E. Hwy. 19 Crystal River, FL 352-564-8668 SHOP FROM HOME @ WWW.CITRUSKIA.COM AT CITRUS KIA, WE JUST DONT CLOSE CAR DEALS, WE OPEN RELATIONSHIPS000GSWX WE MUST CLEAR THE LOT TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW INCOMING SHIPMENTS! SAVE THOUSANDS OFF ORIGINAL MSRP EVERY VEHICLE MUST GO! EVERY VEHICLE MUST GO! SAVE THOUSANDS OFF ORIGINAL MSRP 2012 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID5040458A $ 19,999 2012 HONDA ACCORDG503927A $ 18,999 2011 KIA SORENTO5050371A $ 18,999 2013 KIA FORTE G226359B $ 16,999 2011 KIA OPTIMA G256669A $ 17,999 2013 HYUNDAI 7617581A $ 18,599 2011 KIA SORENTO G242408A $ 18,999 2010 KIA SPORTAGEP7704864 $ 15,999 2012 NISSAN VERSAP889906 $ 15,299 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA G490677B $ 15,999 2010 KIA SOUL G495443A $ 12,899 000GT1O BLUE OX Motorcycle carrier rated for 1000 lbs. $550. Call (231) 445-2186 Triumph-750 Bonnieville. 10K orig doc mi. True classic. Like new cond. First $5800. 352-513-4257 HONDA2008 TRX 400 mint cond, w/riding gear and title $2800. obo Dennis 352-267-3334 YAMAHA2009 YFZ 450, Race ready, call for details $4000 (352) 564-8165 CHRYSLER2006, Town & Country Touring, $6,888. 352-341-0018 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 LINCOLN Towncar, 91,600 mi excellent condition $2,500, (352) 795-3200 352 422-7574 Cell LINCOLN, Town Car, white, 100,370.5 miles $3,500. (352) 503-9290 Patrick Liquidation SaleLay Away Until Taxes RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 CHEVROLET04 Corvette, Conv Artic White, torch red leather, polished alum. wheels, auto heads up display, bose, senior owned pristine, 11k $26,900 352-513-4257 FORD Bronco, 302, 4 Wheel Drive, $2,500 obo (352) 364-7719 Liquidation SaleLay Away Until Taxes RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 CHEVROLET2004, Tahoe LT, leather, sunroof, $8,999. 352-341-0018 FORD1999, Expedition, Eddie Bauer Edition, leather $3,999 352-341-0018 HONDA2007, Element, Hard to find, cold A/C, runs great, Must See, Call (352) 628-4600 TOYOTA1999, Rav, -4 power windows, locks, automatic transmission $3,999. 352-341-0018 CHEVY2003 Venture Van, 7 pass. and priced to sell. Call 352-628-4600 For appointment CHEVY96, Astro, runs good, no rust, 194k miles, Asking $1,000. (352) 344-8291 CHEVY VAN G20Camper Spec, Stove, Refrig, Cold A/C, runs great. Low miles $2,800. 352-628-1646 CHEVYVENTURA2005 Van. 74K mi. good cond extras included++ $6,000 obo (352) 637-6216 KZ-SONIC2014Travel Trailer, Loaded, Brand New, Must Sell. $14000. Homosassa (315) 539-5297 MACS MOBILE R V REP AIR & MAINT RVTC Certified Tech. 352-613-0113, Lic/Ins. NA TURE COAST R V R V service, parts, sales Mobile Repair/Maint. 352-795-7820, Lic/Ins. (4) 15 X 7 CHROME RIMS 5x5.5/139.7mm caps & lug nuts $100 tommyb@tampabay.rr. com for pics or info RV Jack Knife Couch 68, in great shape $250. obo 352-464-4388 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Liquidation SaleLay A way Until T axes RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHEVY2008, Cobalt, 2 DR, automatic, power windows, power locks, cold A/C, Call for Appointment 352-628-4600 CHRYSLER2000, Sebring Convertible, low miles $5,488. 352-341-0018 FORD2004, Mustang, Looking for a sports car? Here it is, 6 cyl. automatic, appointment Only Call 352-628-4600 FORD2008 Taurus SEL All leather int., low miles, car/tires all exc cond. $13000 (352) 795-9181 HONDA2013 Civic LX, Priced to sell, Serious callers only 352-628-9444 FREE Foreclosure and Short Sale Lists Desperately Need Rentals Office Open 7 Days a WeekLISA VANDEBOE Broker (R) Owner Plantation Realty 352-634-0129 www.plantation realtylistings.com Lake Pananosoffke Ready for home, septic, pwr, carport, 2 sheds & fenced bk yard $18,000 obo 352-568-2810 5 ACRES On Paved Rd w/ power. $59,900 E Shady Nook CT Floral City (860) 526-7876 ** BUY, SELL** & TRADE CLEAN USED BOATS THREE RIVERS MARINE US 19 Crystal River **352-563-5510** Century2001 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. Extras! $12,750 obo 352-563-5628 Dock Space For Rent, Floating, Deep Canal 200 ft. from Crystal River, (352) 257-8850 WE HA VE BOA TS GULF TO LK MARINE We Pay CASH For Used Clean Boats Pontoon, Deck & Fishing Boats **(352)527-0555** boatsupercenter.com FLEETWOOD1996 BOUNDER, 36 ft. generator, very good tires, Lots of storage. $11,000. 352-263-4339 SOUTHWIND98 V-10 eng., dual AC, super slide, drivers door, hydr. levelers, low miles on tires, good cond. $14,500 OBO 352-302-6534 Owner Financing 10 Ac, 3br/2 ba 2007 Homes of Merit, $135k Call Nancy Little Lewis Exit Realty Leaders 352-302-6082 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 flr, 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 Your High-Tech Citrus County RealtorROD KENNER352-436-3531 ERA Suncoast Realty SCAN OR GO TO www. BestNatur eCoast Pr operties.com To view my properties CHEAP PROPERTY2/1.5/1 Beverly Hills nice neighborhood **$28,900. Cash** 352-503-3245 SANDI HARTRealtorListing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it!352-476-9649sandra.hart@ era.com ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 Tony PauelsenRealtor352-303-0619ILL TAKE NEW LISTINGS BUYING OR SELLING TOP PERFORMANCEReal estate Consultant tpauelsen@ hotmail.com Heres Your ChanceTO 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 I NEED HOMES TO SELLDEB INFANTINERealtor(352) 302-8046 Real Estate!... its what I do. ERAAmerican RealtyPhone: 352-726-5855 Cell: 352-302-8046 Fax: 352-726-7386 Email:debinfantine@ yahoo.com LaWanda WattTHE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING! ** NOW IS A GREA T TIME T O LIST YOUR HOME CALLLAWANDA FOR AFREE, NO OBLIGATION MARKET ANALYSIS! 352 212 1989 lawanda.watt@ century21.com Century 21 J.W. Morton Real Estate, Inc. MICHELE ROSERealtorSimply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515

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