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ERYNWORTHINGTON Staff writerCitrus County district students are digitally on the cusp of global competition and will expand their reach into the 2014-15 school year. Our goal at the states direction is that by the 2015-16 school year that 50 percent of our digital content will be of digital format, said Mark Klauder, executive director of educational services. We are working towards that with our five-year technology plan and we are implementing that at whole grade levels. Currently, the pilot program of one-to-one digital devices have expanded to include all seventh-grade students, eighthgraders at Citrus Springs Middle School, a grade level at Crystal River High School, Lecanto Primary School and Floridas Best Community Newspaper Serving Floridas Best Community50 CITRUS COUNTYSeven Rivers hosts Dunnellon in boys hoops /B1 www.chronicleonline.com INDEX Classifieds . . . .C8 Comics . . . . .C7 Community . . . .C5 Crossword . . . .C6 Editorial . . . . .A6 Entertainment . . .A4 Horoscope . . . .A4 Lottery Numbers . .B3 Lottery Payouts . .B3 Movies . . . . . .C7 Obituaries . . . .A5 TV Listings . . . .C6 NEWS BRIEFS HIGH68LOW54Increasing clouds with a chance of rain by afternoon.PAGE A4TODAY& next morningJANUARY 4, 2014 VOL. 119 ISSUE 150 SATURDAY 000H060 000H060 000H1UB Formula 1 powerboats race todayFour boats are scheduled to participate in U.S. Formula 1 powerboat exhibition today on Lake Hernando. The days events will include an open test session for the four teams followed by simulated match races and a 10-lap final. The boats will be on the water about 11:30a.m. for test runs with the match race and the heat race between 1 and 2p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Public access to the Hernando Beach boat ramp and parking will be limited from 6a.m. until 3p.m. Officials seek cat that bit womanA small, grey, domestic shorthair mix cat bit a woman Jan.1 in the vicinity of Cedar Street in Inverness. The woman was petting the friendly cat and accidentally startled it. The cat bit her and fled. If anyone has any information or knows the whereabouts of this cat, call Citrus County Animal Services at 352-746-8400 immediately. If the cat is not found, the womant may have to undergo a series of rabies shots. Newspapers to go from weekly to monthly The Homosassa Beacon, Crystal River Current, Central Ridge Visitor and Inverness Pioneer are moving from a weekly to a monthly publication cycle this month. The publications are inserted into the Chronicle based on their zoned coverage. The next publication dates for these newspapers will be: Crystal River Current Wednesday, Jan. 22. Inverness Pioneer Thursday, Jan. 23. Homosassa Beacon Friday, Jan. 24. Central Ridge Visitor Saturday, Jan. 25. Symbol of couples love reunited with widow A.B. SIDIBE Staff writerA partly weatherbeaten, ochre stuffed giraffe has become the touchstone and the enduring symbol of love cut short by a tragic helicopter crash in the hills and valleys of Afghanistan. Ashley Billings totes around the giraffe she affectionately calls Raffy in her pocket only to occasionally stop to hug and shower it with kisses. Raffy, you see, is the good luck charm Ashleys husband, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, used to stick in the chest pocket of his flight suit. Billings, who is from Heavener, Okla., was one of the six soldiers killed Dec.17 in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Billings was the pilot of the Black Hawk. Billings and four others who died that day were assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. One person survived the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Raffy also has imbued Ashley with a new rush of The YearAHEAD See SCHOOL/ Page A5 See SYMBOL/ Page A7 Ressler confident of HCA deal for hospital WHAT: Services for Randy Lee Billings, chief warrant officer 2, U.S. Army. WHEN: 11 a.m. toda y, Jan. 4. The family will receive friends prior to the start of services. WHERE: Cor nerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness. BURIAL: 1 p .m. today at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. MEMORIALS TO: W ounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle fileDan Coch works with two Inverness Middle School teachers during a training session in June 2013 at Citrus Springs Middle School. Coch was making an application presentation for language arts teachers who will be utilizing iPads as teaching aids in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year. Debbie ResslerCitrus County Hospital Board chairwoman. MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleAshley Billings, right, is hugged Tuesday morning by her sister Paige Weaver at the Ocala International Airport. Billings and her family were awaiting an airplane returning Billings husband, United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, who was killed in Afghanistan in December. Two separate services for the helicopter pilot will be conducted today. MIKEWRIGHT Staff writerThe year starts with three significant questions on the Citrus Memorial hospital front: Will the Citrus County Hospital Board and Citrus Memorial Health Foundation sign a letter of intent for a 50-year lease with Hospital Corporation of America to operate the countys only public hospital? Will there be a final contract with HCA before the years end? Will the CCHB and foundation end four years of legal disputes with a final settlement agreement? CCHB chairwoman Debbie Ressler believes the answer to all three is yes. I think were on the right track to moving forward, Ressler said. First on the list is signing a letter of intent with HCA. While the letter does not bind any party to a contract, it sets out the parameters for a 50-year lease. A period of due diligence on HCAs part follows the letter of intent and, if all goes well, it concludes with a definitive agreement and, finally, a contract. Both the CCHB, which owns the hospital and the foundation, which leases it, must sign the agreement with HCA. Both boards assigned members to a joint committee to fine-line the details with the help ofSee DEAL/ Page A7 Digital devices part of school outlook
Special to the ChronicleDo you have a safety concern regarding a particular Citrus County intersection or roadway? Do you see a possible need for new or replacement lighting, striping or signs on a particular street to improve pedestrian or bicycle safety? If so, or if you are interested in hearing about traffic safety initiatives in the county, you are invited to attend the next meeting of the West Central Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) from 1 to 3p.m. Wednesday, Jan.8, at the sheriffs Emergency Operations Center on County Road 491 in Lecanto. Floridas Community Traffic Safety Teams are locally based groups of highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems through the efforts of city, county and state agencies plus private industry representatives and local citizens working together toward a common goal of improving traffic safety in their community. The teams are multidisciplinary, integrating the efforts of the four E disciplines that work in highway safety, including engineering, enforcement, education/public information, and emergency services. By working together with interested citizens and other traffic safety advocates within their communities, the CTSTs help to solve local traffic safety problems related to the driver, the vehicle, and the roadway. One common goal of each Community Traffic Safety Team is to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes within their community. Some of the activities it participates in or supports are: Child and occupant safety programs. Bike and pedestrian safety. Work zone safety. School bus safety. School zone safety. Grade crossing safety. Motorcycle safety. The West Central Florida CTST conducts education and enforcement campaigns involving redlight running, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and traffic safety. It also par ticipates in Buckle Up Florida and You Drink, You Drive, You Lose sustained enforcement efforts. All interested community members are welcome to attend. To be included on the agenda or for more information, call Sue Littnan at 352-563-9939, ext. 235, or slittnan@ elc-naturecoast.org; or Rhonda Grice at Rhonda. Grice@dot.state.fl.us. Domestic battery arrests Mark Bizzell, 50, of Knoxville, Tennessee, at 11:25p.m. Jan.2 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond.Other arrests John Fredman, 26, of South Arundel Terrace, Homosassa, at 12:17p.m. Jan.2 on an active warrant for obtaining property by means of a worthless check. Bond $1,000. Laurie Hancock, 25, of Homosassa, at 2:09p.m. Jan.2 on felony charges of robbery without a weapon, and felony violation of probation. Bond was denied. Garry Krause 59, of Inverness, at 2:18p.m. Jan.2 on a felony charge of robbery without a weapon. Bond was denied. Concetta Stowell, 35, of Hannibal, N.Y., at 3:15p.m. Jan.2 on a felony charge of robbery without a weapon. Bond was denied. Zachariah Beam 23, of Northeast Crystal Street, Crystal River, at 4:28p.m. Jan.2 on an active Wayne, Pa., warrant for failure to appear, stemming from an original charges of possession with intent to sell, causing him to be a fugitive of justice. Bond was denied. Gary Marquis Jr., 51, of West Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Homosassa, at 3:34p.m. Jan.2 on a felony charge of grand theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Marquis is accused of stealing two 250-foot underwater cameras, three 7-inch flat-screen microvision monitors, eight power supplies and one 26-inch Craftsman tool box from a Homosassa business. Bond $2,000. David Barrie 42, of South Ridgewood Point, Inverness, at 12:46a.m. Jan.3 on a misdemeanor charge of battery. According to his arrest affidavit, Barrie is accused of punching a victim in the face during an altercation at Griffs Bar. Bond $500. Citrus County Sheriffs OfficeBurglaries A vehicle burglary was reported at 2:09a.m. Thursday, Jan.2, in the 1800 block of W. Freeman Place, Dunnellon. A commercial burglary was reported at 8:26a.m. Jan.2 in the 2000 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A residential burglary was reported at 10:24a.m. Jan.2 in the 10 block of E. Murray St., Beverly Hills. A residential burglary was reported at 6:15p.m. Jan.2 in the 5200 block of S. Thrasher Ave., Homosassa.Thefts A grand theft was reported at 11:05a.m. Thursday, Jan.2, in the 1900 block of W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto. An auto theft was reported at 12:30p.m. Jan.2 in the 1900 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. A grand theft was reported at 1:36p.m. Jan.2 in the 6600 block of W. Ponce De Leon Blvd., Homosassa. A petit theft was reported at 3:56p.m. Jan.2 in the 300 block of N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River.Vandalism A vandalism was reported at 8:04a.m. Thursday, Jan.2, in the 4300 block of N. Lincoln Ave., Beverly Hills. A2SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLELOCAL/STATE 000H1SW 000H1RCt NEW OFFICE LOCATION Announces the NEW OFFICE LOCATION NEW OFFICE LOCATION of his new practice Call 228-4975 Comprehensive foot and ankle care for the entire family. Call 228-4975 Call 228-4975 to schedule an appointment Nature Coast Foot And Ankle Center, LLC 6254 W. Corporate Oaks Drive Crystal River (In Meadowcrest) Dr. Kenneth P. Pritchyk DPM Bring your own refreshments. You are invited to an Open Jam Session featuring local and visiting musicians playing Old Favorites, Jazz, Swing and Dixieland for your listening and dancing pleasure. Sunday January 5, 2014 1:30 to 4 p.m. The public is invited! $7 donation at the door for non-members. LOCATION Catholic Charities Citrus Community Outreach Center formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall in Homosassa Springs Musicians interested in playing may call Roy Haskins at 382-1875 WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. Your Touchstone Energy Partner Notice to all Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Members and the General Public. To Report An Inoperative Or Malfunctioning Street Light Please call your local Cooperative Office. Press for Repair Services and follow the voice prompt. OR you may log on to www.wrec.net and click on the Repair Street Light button, then complete and submit the Street Light Repair Request Form. Addresses: Corporate Office 14651 21st St., Dade City, FL 33523 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-567-5133 One Pasco Center District Office 30461 Commerce Dr., San Antonio, FL 33576 . . . . . . . . 352-588-5115 Bayonet Point District Office 12013 Hays Rd., Shady Hill, FL 34610 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 727-868-9465 Crystal River District Office 5330 W. Gulf-to-Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461 . . . . . . . 352-795-4382 West Hernando District Office 10005 Cortez. 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Join in talk about traffic initiatives Not too lateState Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong, left, receives his annual flu shot Friday at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County from Amy Reilly, senior community health nurse supervisor. With peak flu season approaching, it is not too late to get your flu shot, Armstrong said. The department recommends that all Floridians 6 months of age and older receive a flu shot each year. Check with your physician, your local county health department or www.florida health.gov to search for a location to receive a flu vaccine.Special to the Chronicle
Around theSTATE Citrus CountyNominations open for top citizenThe Citrus County Chronicle is seeking 2013 nominees for 34th annual Citizen of the Year. Winners in the past have been honored for everything from philanthropy to volunteerism, civil rights work to service to country, and environmental efforts to governmental initiatives. While all nominations are considered, preference is usually given to community contributions that are above and beyond the role one plays in their day-to-day job. Email nominations to marnold@chronicleonline. com; or, mail to Citizen of the Year c/o Mike Arnold, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. 34429, by Jan. 13.R.R. Assembly to view WWII moviesThe Saturday,Jan.11, meeting of the Ronald Reagan RepublicanAssembly will feature a presentation by the president of the Friends of the Homosassa Public Library. There will also be a showing of the first of six volumes of the Emmy Award-winning Victory At Sea documentary Design For War, The Pacific Boils Over, Sealing the Breach and Midway is East. The meeting will begin at 1p.m. at 938 N. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S.19) in the South Square Plaza. Refreshments will be provided. CASA donations are accepted. For information, call 352257-5381.Decommissioning open house setAn open house has been scheduled regarding Duke Energys Crystal River area nuclear plant, known as CR3, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Plantation on Crystal Rivers Magnolia Room, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. The purpose of the open house is to increase awareness and understanding of the decommissioning plan submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in early December. The plan includes a decommissioning description, cost estimate and schedule. It also includes a management strategy for storing used nuclear fuel. The event is free and open to the public. CR3 and other Duke Energy subjectmatter experts will be available to discuss the decommissioning plan and answer questions.Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about CR3 and the decommissioning process, go to www.dukeenergy.com/CR3. On the website under the Open House tab, citizens may also register to attend the open house. Registration is optional.Spring HillLion feared loose in Tampa Bay area caught, cagedA lion that slipped out of an enclosure at a Tampa Bay-area wildlife sanctuary has been caught and tranquilized. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Gary Morse said the 7-year-old female lion will be returned to an inspected, secure cage at the Survival Outreach Sanctuary. Morse said the lion escaped Friday from an inner enclosure at the Spring Hill wildlife sanctuary. Authorities set up a perimeter around the property while they tried to determine whether the lion also had escaped through an outer enclosure. An investigation into how the lion got loose is underway. From staff and wire reports STATE& LOCAL Page A3SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleThe New Church Without Walls on Friday in Hernando facilitated a massive food donation provided by Farm Share. Above, church member Kenneth Schrump loads a van from BW City Ministries of Wildwood with honeydew melons, bananas and tomatoes. More than 45,000 pounds of surplus foods were donated to food pantries and charities across five counties including Citrus. The New Churc h Without Walls Pastor Doug Alexander said due to the great need for assistance across the region, he expects the food will be gone in a matter of hours. He also reports another shipment of food will be delivered Tuesday to the Sunshine Liquidators business for distribution. The business is located at 3255 North Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando. For more information, contact The New Churc h Without Walls at 352-344-2425. Massive food donation to pantries and charities Two found dead in Rainbow Lakes Estates South Marion CitizenA friend of a Dunnellon couple became concerned on Dec. 29 when he couldnt contact the pair, and took the couples children with him to investigate. Upon arrival at 24113 N.E. Water Oak Ave. in the Rainbow Lakes area near Dunnellon, the friend saw the fathers car in the yard with the front windows rolled down. When he went to close the windows, he said he sent the children into the house to see if their parents were there. The children found the couple dead of apparent gunshot wounds. The female, Latalia Robinson, 32, who worked at West Port High School, was found dead, along with her estranged husband, Dean Hamilton, 33, who worked at Cheney Brothers. The couple was separated, and the husband was living in a house with the friend. On the morning of Dec. 28, the children ate breakfast with their mother at the Water Oak Avenue house then went to be with their father at the other house. According to the report, the children went to bed that evening. In the morning of Dec. 29, the friend asked them to wake up their father, but the children came back and said he was gone. After trying to locate the father all day, the friend decided to go to the childrens house, and had to use a GPS to find the location. That was when the bodies were discovered. When Marion County Sheriffs Office deputies arrived, they found Marion County Fire Rescue personnel putting crime scene tape around the vehicle. Their original call had said someone was in cardiac arrest in the home. The sheriffs office said the woman was found on the bed in the master bedroom, and the man was found on the floor. A gun was found near the bedpost. There was blood near both victims. According to the report, a judge had previously ordered Hamilton not to return to the Water Oak Avenue house. The report did not list the ages of the children. Pair break terms of deal Animal hoarders back in custody Riverland NewsTwo Dunnellon women placed on probation for hoarding animals in 2011 have been charged for violating their probation. Penelope Walker, 69, and her daughter, Gina Walker, 47, were each charged with 37 counts of animal cruelty in February 2011, but the two struck a plea deal with the state attorneys office in October 2011 to avoid a sentence. As a part of their plea deal, the Walkers adjudicated guilty, served one year in jail and were given five years probation. As an added requirement, each woman was to serve her probation in Marion County, scheduled to end Jan. 31, 2017. However, that all ended recently when they were listed as an absconder/fugitive by the Department of Corrections after, according to reports, they left without notifying anyone of their whereabouts, did not report to a probation office, changed their address without notifying the agency and had contact with animals even though forbidden to do so. A recommendation was made to revoke their probation and sentence them to prison, and warrants were issued for their arrest. Penelope Walker was found in Leon County and brought back to Ocala, and Gina Walker waived her extradition rights in Alabama and was brought to the Marion County Jail. Both women are being held without bond. When Dunnellon Police Department officials stumbled upon Penelope and Gina Walker in the Rainbow Springs Plaza in February 2011, they found the mother and daughter had more than 50 animals locked in cages for the better part of several weeks as the two made their way to Florida from Arkansas in search of a better life for both them and their animals. Marion County Animal Control officers removed 37 live and at least 12 dead animals from the vehicles, in which the animals were covered in feces and malnourished. Altogether, a total of two donkeys, six goats and seven dogs were removed from a van and a total of 19 dogs, two cats and one bird were taken from an RV. The live animals were mostly kept in crates; officers found the deceased animals in bags, coolers, boxes and crates. The crates had layers of animal waste, with one crate weighing in at 92 pounds. Penelope Walker Gina Walker Homosassa resident slowly losing home to a possible sinkholeNANCYKENNEDY Staff writerHOMOSASSA Fortyfour years ago when Epie Boatright bought the property on Fish Bowl Drive, it was idyllic. Her uncle, former Citrus County commissioner Clyde Byrd, had owned it. He also owned the Yulee Caf, a little convenience store and filling station. His wife, Callie, had a beauty shop in the old Valerie Theatre (in Inverness), Boatright said. My mother had a little restaurant called the Crystal Caf. Boatright had grown up in the area, and as a girl she rowed across the St. Martin River to the Ozello School. She wrote a book about it, Epie Rows to School. When she grew up, she moved to California, returning to Citrus County 25 years later in 1969. Thats when she designed and built her dream riverbank Homosassa home. Two years later in 1971, her husband died and Boatright, an artist, gave art lessons out on the enclosed back porch, now her studio, to pay the bills. Later, I had Epies Art Supply in Old Homosassa in the s, and I had lots of art classes there, she said. Her house survived the no-name storm in 1993 with eight inches of water inside, as well as all the tropical storms that have hit Florida since. After 44 years, however, Boatrights home is slowly giving way to what may be a sinkhole. I put the house up for sale a month ago and then I noticed a crack in the garage and took it off the market, she said. But its not just one crack in the garage. There are cracks everywhere, and the ground that was once level is sagging in areas. The problems began when her neighbors on either side built their houses seven feet higher than hers. When it rains, my yard becomes a retention pond, she said. Over the years its been more than 10 the ground has increasingly become soggier and softer because the water has no place to go. Engineers from my insurance company, Farm Bureau, have come out to test, and they said theres nothing but water and sand down there, she said. Also over the years, shes been calling the county, asking for help, asking for drainage culverts. However, the county has no jurisdiction over her situation, said Tobey Phillips, spokeswoman for the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners. We are aware of her situation, but because its not a county right of way or the result of any county project or road construction, its not the countys jurisdiction, she said. Besides, it may be too late for that, even if the county could do something. Her house gets new cracks every day. If theres a positive note to Boatrights saga, shes fully insured. Plus, she had been planning to move into a smaller place, a condo in the area near friends. Still, this has been her home for 44 years and its disheartening to see it ebbing away. I cant sleep at night, she said. I can hear it cracking.Contact Chronicle reporter Nancy Kennedy at 352-564-2927 or nkennedy@chronicle online.com. NANCY KENNEDY /ChronicleThe house that Epie Boatright built 44 years ago is slowly giving way to a possible sinkhole. In this photo, she sits in her art studio where she taught art classes many years ago to pay the mortgage.
Birthday If you are not careful, indecisiveness will cause stagnation. Lack of confidence in your abilities may make you overly impressionable. Surround yourself with inspiring people who will reassure you that youre making good choices. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Its best to lie low and allow someone else to take the lead. You will discover far more about this person if you remain passive. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Be honest; it will be impossible to hide your feelings. Make your needs clear and search for a way to sort out existing problems. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) Make a point of mingling today. This will be a good time to network. If you are in the right place at the right time, an investment opportunity will arise. Aries (March 21-April 19) Decisions may be clouded by emotional issues. To avoid a misunderstanding, be open about whatever is distracting you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Someone from your past may turn up unexpectedly. Be cautious in order to avoid this person taking advantage of you. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Meeting up with chums will be inspiring. Travel will stimulate you, and you may make new friends. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Make adjustments to your home environment, but stick to a budget. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Your ego will be bruised if you have allowed someone to make a fool of you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Dont allow loved ones to meddle in your finances their suggestions wont pay off. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Now is a great time to travel. You can learn, have fun and make new friends. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Professional changes are necessary. Look into taking a new direction or starting your own business. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Employ tact when handling other peoples concerns. Try not to get wrapped up in someone elses drama. TodaysHOROSCOPES Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2014. There are 361 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Jan. 4, 1964, Pope Paul VI began a visit to the Holy Land, the first papal pilgrimage of its kind. On this date: In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Md. In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state. In 1943, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin appeared on the cover of Time as the magazines 1942 Man of the Year. In 1944, Ralph Bunche became the first African-American officer at the State Department as he was appointed to a post in the Near East and African Section. In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his State of the Union address in which he outlined the goals of his Great Society. In 1974, President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. Ten years ago: In Iowa, seven of the nine Democratic presidential hopefuls participated in a feisty, first debate of the election year. Five years ago: A female suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, killing 38. One year ago: The new Congress passed a $9.7 billion bill to help pay flood insurance claims to homeowners, renters and businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Todays Birthdays: Football Hallof-Fame coach Don Shula is 84. Actress Dyan Cannon is 75. Country singer Patty Loveless is 57. Rock singer Michael Stipe is 54. Actor Patrick Cassidy is 52. Actor Dave Foley is 51. Thought for Today: Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste. Charlotte Bronte, English author (1816-1855). 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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 Blue Jasmine, Nebraska gain Writers Guild bidsLOS ANGELES Blue Jasmine, Nebraska and American Hustle have been nominated for Writers Guild honors, continuing their imprint on Hollywoods awards season. The three comedies, joined by dramas Dallas Buyers Club and Her, gained nods on Friday for exceptional screenwriting in the original screenplay category. August: Osage County, Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Lone Survivor, and The Wolf of Wall Street earned bids for adapted screenplay. Dirty Wars, Herblock The Black & The White, No Place on Earth, Stories We Tell and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks ranked among nominated documentaries. Victors will be honored Feb. 1 at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.Doyle estate disputes copyright on SherlockCHICAGO Its the kind of puzzle that might have amused Sherlock Holmes himself. Copyright protections have expired on nearly all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles tales about the pipe-puffing detective in the deerstalker hat. So are writers free to depict the character in new mysteries without seeking permission or paying license fees? A federal judge in Chicago says yes, so long as they dont stray into territory covered in the 10 stories still protected by copyright. But the Doyle estate is considering an appeal this month. Descendants of the Scottish physician and author argue he continued to develop the characters of Holmes and Dr. Watson in the later works so they should remain off-limits until the remaining copyrights run out at the end of 2022.Car in Walker crash may have been going 100 mphLOS ANGELES A coroners report said the Porsche carrying Fast & Furious star Paul Walker may have been going 100 mph or more before it crashed, killing both Walker and the driver. The report released Friday by the Los Angeles County coroners office said that Roger Rodas, Walkers friend and financial adviser, was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at an unsafe speed, estimated by witnesses to be 100 mph or more. The report also said no alcohol or drugs were detected in the system of either man on the day of the fiery one-car crash. It said the Nov. 30 deaths have been ruled accidents and were due to combined traumatic and thermal injuries. Investigators found no mechanical problems with the Porsche or problems with the roadway. From wire reports Associated PressJulia Roberts and Meryl Streep in a scene from August: Osage County. The film is nominated for a Writers Guild Award for adapted screenplay announced on Friday. The Writers Guild Award winners will be honored on Feb. 1, simultaneous in Los Angeles and New York. A4SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014
Crystal River Primary School. The program, which supplied seventhgraders at Citrus Springs Middle School in the 2012-13 year, was deemed an instructional success. We have had very positive responses from the one-to-one devices, Klauder said. We are finding that the devices are more engaging. We are also finding that students have more access to a diversity of educational resources. Their time on task has also improved. What is the outlook for the remainder of 2013-14 school year and into the 2014-15 school year? Our plans for 2014-15 school year are to expand the one-to-one initiative to the eighth grades at all middle schools, said director of instructional technology Mike Geddes. Next year, all seventhand eighth-graders will have devices. These devices are purchased through the capital outlay funds, which are not available for salaries or employment but only for capital projects, Geddes said. However, Klauder expressed that assessments have to occur first. Starting in January2014, we are continuing on with our initiative for one-to-one devices that we have outsourced, he said. The big thing that we are looking for in the second semester is going to be assessing our statuses of those one-to-one devices. Basically, what this year is going to be entailing is our assessment on how the devices are being utilized, how is it changing instruction and is the device of the iPad the best one and most appropriate. Klauder said approximately 1,950 devices will be distributed in the 2014-15 school year. However, the population of students who receive these devices will be determined by the assessment of how the current implementation is going. We have already had some conversations about possibly expanding it at the elementary level fifth grade, which is not definitive, he continued. This would start to gear up those elementary students as they start to move into middle school. This is also going to have an impact on how we purchase instructional materials now, which leads into our 2014-15 school year. Geddes explained that the state has set instructional material adoptions based on a schedule. As we are purchasing curriculum we are purposely coordinating purchased curriculum with these devices, he said. We are getting our curriculum in digital format as well. What we anticipate is a twoor threeyear transition to 100percent digital for math and language arts for the middle schools. Also, by the end of the 2013-14 school year, all schools will have wireless capabilities. Klauder said students will be able to walk into any of the district schools and access the district wireless network, which is funded by federal funds known as Race to the Top dollars. That is exciting because there is an alignment of hardware, instructional materials and infrastructure to be able to get all three pieces working together for instruction to change in classrooms, he said. One hundred percent of public-school students are projected to have a one-to-one device by the school year 2017-18. Furthermore, another state requirement implemented is that high school students will be required to complete an online course to graduate. What we are doing at each high school is offering a Florida Virtual blended learning lab, Klauder said. Beginning Jan.4, our students can take a half-credit Social Media course. It is one course that we have identified with Florida Virtual that we will be offering on our campus with a Florida Virtual teacher. We have about 150 students taking the online course to meet that requirement. There are a lot of students who have never taken an online course. They have to experience what it is like to take a class with a nonpresent teacher. That way, they can utilize technology in order to complete the course. The course description: Explore your individual contribution and influential powers by identifying your digital imprint. In this course, you will examine the world through social media, where citizen journalism is the news, personal audiences are your critics and your supporters, and personal connection is subjective. The course is going to have some impact, because it highlights the digital footprints that a student is leaving on the Internet that could be reviewed by future employers, colleges and others, Klauder said. It will show them how social media can have an impact on their lives. Contact Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington at 352-563-5660, ext. 1334, or eworthington@ chronicleonline.com. George Goodman, 83TVS ADAM SMITHNEW YORK George Goodman, who used the pseudonym Adam Smith and made economics accessible to millions of people as a journalist, business author and awardwinning television host, has died. Goodmans son, Mark Goodman, says that he died Friday at the University of Miami Hospital after a long battle with the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis. George Goodman was 83. For years, he was known to PBS viewers as the personable host of Adam Smiths Money World, a multiple Emmy winner. His books included the best-selling The Money Game, a childrens story and a novel, The Wheeler Dealers, later adapted into a movie of the same name starring James Garner and Lee Remick. Founding New York Magazine editor Clay Felker convinced Goodman to call himself Adam Smith, after the 18th century economist.Elizabeth Howard, 90CAZALET AUTHOR LONDON Elizabeth Jane Howard, whose saga of a wealthy English family living in the shadow of war enchanted readers a generation ahead of Downton Abbey, died Thursday, her friend and publicist said. She was 90. Jacqui Graham said that Howard died Thursday at her home in Bungay, England. No details as to the cause of death were immediately available. Howards whirlwind life saw her write 15 novels, leave three marriages, model, act, broadcast, and much more. Many of her books were critical successes, but she was best known for The Cazalet Chronicles, which followed the tangled lives and loves of several generations of an aristocratic household in the run-up to World War II. Howards work included The Beautiful Visit, a coming-of-age novel structured around World War I, and Mr. Wrong, a collection of short stories centered on the lives of 1960s London women. Thomas Jones, 76INVERNESSThe Service of Remembrance for Mr. Thomas R. Jones, age76, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 11:00AM, Monday, January6, 2014 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida with Pastor John Burns officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com. Mr. Jones was born January21, 1937 in Miami, FL, son of the late Edward and Hanna Mae (Hamby) Jones. He died December17, 2013 in Inverness, FL. He was the owner of Florida Air Controls. Survivors include son, Rick (Tammie) Jones of Hernando, FL, grandchildren, Colton, Hallie and Tianna and his bird, Tony. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. Helen LeBeau, 77INVERNESSHelen Marie LeBeau, 77, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan.1, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born Jan.27, 1936, in Dunmore, Pa., to the late Eugene and Kathryn (Sweeney) Gallagher. Helen was a control clerk for J.C. Penney, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Olathe, Kan. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed reading and traveling. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Frederick LeBeau; children, Frederick LeBeau III, of Olathe, Kan., Andrew LeBeau of Lenexa, Kan., Jeannemarie LeBeau of Eldon, Mo., Mary (Richard) Dailey of Pompano Beach; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A celebration of life memorial service is scheduled for 10a.m. Tuesday, Jan.7, 2014, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Henry Paikos, 93LECANTOHenry K. Paikos, 93, Lecanto, Fla., died Jan.1, 2014, at VA Medical Center, Gainesville.Private cremation arrangements are by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.Elizabeth Paul, 89WEST YARMOUTH, MASS.Elizabeth Catherine (Regalbuti) Paul, 89, of West Yarmouth, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec.31, 2013, at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard William Paul. Liz began her career at General Electric in her early 30s, where she met her husband Dick. She was supervisor of the mail room there. She was part of the union in Pittsfield and active in politics. During this time, meeting both John F. Kennedy and Ronald Regan. In the s the family moved to the Cape, where she then opened up Great Island Pharmacy, where she was the owner for 10 years. She loved spending time at her home in Florida during the winters, and was an avid bingo player and loved to go to Foxwoods. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth A. (Paul) Uzdavinis and husband Dennis of White Mountains, N.H. Grandmother of Thomas J. Jennings of Yarmouth, Sara Serra and husband Cleverson of Yarmouth and Amanda Jennings of Yarmouth; great-grandmother of Adam J. Jennings and Zachary R. Jennings of Yarmouth and Serena Serra and Gabriella Serra of Yarmouth; sister of Armand Regalbuti and Irma Dufault. Her family deeply appreciates her friend Linda flying up from Florida and being with her during her last days. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Morris, OConnor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, Mass. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan.6, 2014, at St. Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth, Mass. Interment will follow at 2:30p.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass. Donations in her memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 Notes of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the family at www.Morris OConnorBlute.com. Larry Pulk Sr., 67BEVERLY HILLSLarry B. Pulk Sr., 67, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Sunday, Dec.29, 2013. Larry Pop was born in Eastport, Maine, in 1946 to Arthur and Josephine Pulk. He grew up in Topshom, Maine, where he was one of 15 children. Florida became his home in early 2000, where he filled his time creating beautiful pieces of scrolled wood treasures. He will be dearly remembered by his friends at Howards Flea Market where he sold his crafts. Larry was preceded in death by his late wife of 42 years, Virginia Pulk; his children, Sherry, Larry Jr., and Jeffrey; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Travis, Justin, Chris, Nigel and Destiny; and four great-grandchildren, Dominic, Zachery, Elijah and Felicity. He also had touched the heart of one special lady, Sandy, who filled his last days with joy and happiness and will miss him greatly. A celebration of life will be held with his family in Maine.Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com. Harold Sistrand, 86CITRUS SPRINGSHarold L. Sistrand, 86, of Citrus Springs, Fla., died Dec.24, 2013, at Hospice House of Citrus County. Hal was born April7, 1927, in Bridgeport, Conn. A World War II Navy veteran, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Sistrand; brother David; sons Andrew of Connecticut, Mark of California and David of Florida; stepdaughters Catherine Violette of Connecticut and Patricia Byrne of Florida; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10:30a.m. Monday, Jan.6, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon with Pastor E. Fulford, followed by interment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Donations to FUMC building fund. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.Walter Wilson, 93INVERNESSWalter Judd Wilson, 93, Inverness, Fla., died Jan.1, 2014, in Arbor Trail Rehab Center. Walt was born Dec.12, 1920, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only child of the late Walter and Violet (Gregory) Wilson. He moved to Pompano Beach in 1957 and to Fort Pierce in 1974. He resided in Inverness since 1985. He was a retired industrial engineer and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati He served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army. Walt was a member of Queen City Masonic Lodge No.559 of Cincinnati and member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 45 years, Geraldine Burdett Wilson; a daughter, Sandra J. Dennis, Pompano Beach; stepdaughter, Sondra Bass, Pompano Beach; two stepsons, Michael Wilde of Vero Beach and Larry Wilde of California; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3p.m. Tuesday, Jan7, 2014, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Seagle officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2p.m. until the hour of service. Sign the guest book at www.chronicleonline.com.SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014 A5CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE 000H1K7 Memorial ServiceforEvelyn M. MoranTuesday, Jan. 7, 1pmShepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Lecanto, FL 776 N. Enterprise Pt., Lecanto 746-7830 000h1t3 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 Lic. & Insured 352-400-3188 YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST IS IT TIME TO REFI NISH YOUR POOL? POOLS AND PAVERS Often imitated, never duplicated Add an artistic touch to your existing yard or pool or plan something completely new! 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OPINION Page A6SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014 Consider others perspectives on large dogsWe have owned German shepherds all our married lives and found them to be loving and affectionate. We got our first one as a 7-weekold pup. My husband had his heart set on a German shepherd. I grew up in a large city, and at that time, you rarely saw a German shepherd unless it was a K-9 police dog. Like most people, I was afraid of them. But when you adopt a 7-week-old pup, you have no fear of it. As it grows, you arent truly aware of the size it is growing into. In my mind it was still cuddly, little Sheba. However, there is something I became aware of when walking her. Many people are afraid of a dog of 90 to 100 pounds. I always shortened her leash to keep her close to my side so pedestrians felt safe walking past us, even though she never growled or showed any signs of hostility. Never allow a really large dog to roam loose, no matter how friendly. Consider the fact that most people have never owned a really large dog especially former city dwellers and you dont want anyone to become nervous or frightened when you and mans best friend cross by one another.Margo B. Blum Homosassa Mid Florida Homeless Coalition (MFHC) would like to thank the Citrus County Chroniclefor continuing to remind the community of the needs of those without a home of their own, also known as the homeless. As the lead agency in Citrus, Hernando, Lake and Sumter Counties (Continuum of Care) for more than 10 years, we have seen the face of the homeless change and have worked with organizations throughout these counties to address the ongoing and changing needs. Since 2005, MFHC has applied for and been awarded federal funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A Citrus County Housing Services project was one of the first grants received in 2005, and it has been awarded more than $500,000 to-date. They are able to place homeless persons with a mental illness and their families in permanent housing, and The Centers provides mental health and other supportive services to meet individual needs. This project and two others like it in Lake County are addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable in our communities, as well as keeping them safe and not putting a financial burden on other local systems, such as the emergency room and jail. Grant awards to-date from HUD for the entire Continuum of Care now totals $1.8 million dollars. MFHC works will all known organizations in the Continuum of Care that operate facilities to temporarily house the homeless. In fact, all of these organizations (with the exception of Domestic Violence Shelters) enter data into a database that is operated by MFHC and funded by federal and local dollars, and information is shared among these organizations. It is not cheap to operate a homeless facility, people are not just waiting in line to open new facilities, and many neighborhoods greet them with a not in my backyard attitude. Due to the existence of MFHC as the lead agency, these organizations are allowed to apply for federal funds through the state office on homelessness that help pay for the operation of these facilities and the services being provided, such as case management, job training, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, financial management, etc. The Continuum of Care has received almost $2.7 million over the past seven years, and The Path of Citrus County was the first facility in Citrus County to apply and receive an award. Currently, CASA, Mission in Citrus, and The Sanctuary Mission are receiving funds through the Emergency Solutions Grant. Addressing the needs of individuals and families after they have lost their homes is reactionary. One of the strategies of the CoCs 10-year plan is to keep people from becoming homeless. More than $2 million in stimulus funds was awarded to Mid Florida Homeless Coalition to help keep people in their housing and quickly get people back into housing. MFHC chose to have these dollars go through Kids Central who provided case management as well as rent and utility assistance to families throughout the four counties. Local landlords and utility companies benefited in addition to those families who received help, and it required the collaboration of organizations across the network to make it successful. Our research has shown that fewer than 5 percent of those assisted ended up in a homeless shelter within our four counties since they received help. Similar success was seen across the country, and the federal government makes funds available on a yearly basis to provide these types of services. Citrus County Housing Services stepped up as the first organization to apply for these funds, and successfully ran this program. Daystar Life Center applied in the following year, and was granted funds to help those with extremely low incomes stay in their housing. Due to the success of Citrus County, organizations from Hernando and Lake County have now applied for similar grants. Another goal of the CoC is to have outreach and drop-in centers in all four counties. The Family Resource Center operates a drop-in center for those without homes a place not just to do laundry, stay dry on a rainy day or look for a job, but a place to meet and connect with others. Trust doesnt come easy to many of our veterans, especially our homeless veterans, and it doesnt come easy to many who have lost everything, are ready to or have given up on society, and live in the woods or wherever than can. Building relationships is important, and a handful of the individuals coming to this drop-in center are now working on their GED or attending WTI. MFHC arranged for organizations from Hernando and Lake County to take a tour of this site, and it was recently announced in the Leesburg Daily Commercialthat a plan is in place for a drop-in center in Lake County. We humans are fallible, and sometimes choices that are made or circumstances seemingly beyond our control can lead us to a place we never thought we would go. Some people may end up homeless. It is not who they are it is something that happened to them. There are many reasons and events that cause someone to lose their home, and there are many strategies to get people back into permanent housing. As we move into 2014, MFHC will continue to look for best practices and encourage organizations to adopt them. We will continue to educate the community on issues related to homelessness, such as the lack of housing affordable for those who choose to work and live here. As the lead agency, we will continue to encourage organizations to work together in addressing the needs of our communities knowing that every organization has its own mission and leadership. Along with our partners in Citrus, Hernando, Lake and Sumter counties, we also plan to continue to perform the functions of a coalition as outlined in the Florida state statute and as outlined by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development thanks to the financial support of the state of Florida and local organizations. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about this issue to visit www.midfloridahome less.org or call us at 352-860-2308. Barbara Wheeler is the executive director of the Mid Florida Homeless Coalition. The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.Chamfort, Maximes Et Pensees, 1805 Homeless coalition making strides in central Florida 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 NO TABLE TALK Sometimes dinner is just dinner Recently, County Commissioner Scott Adams off-handedly remarked about an alleged meeting between top county staffers and two other commissioners regarding the employment status of the former tourism director. The charge is something weve come to expect from Adams a lobbed grenade poorly aimed with no thought for the consequences of his actions. While the complaint had no merit, it certainly raises a few questions. First, can two or more commissioners meet socially? Yes, as long as matters which may come before the board or commission are not discussed at such gatherings, according the state Sunshine Law manual. The manual goes on to say public bodies should avoid secret meetings, from which the public and the press are effectively excluded, preceding official meetings, even though such secret meetings are held ostensibly for purely social purposes only and with the understanding that the members of the public body will, in good faith, attempt to avoid any discussion of official business. The dinner in question was not a secret, nor was any official business discussed. In fact, the employment decision Adams referenced had already been made the day before by administrative staff. The exception is in place for good reason. Commissioners are often invited by private or charitable organizations to attend social gatherings. It does not serve the publics best interest not to have them attend these events in order to preserve the sanctity of supposedly doing the countys business in full public view. The authors of the law expect commissioners to act ethically. A pure constructionists view of the Sunshine Law would say it is probably best to avoid such meetings if at all possible. One commissioner stated for the record that is the way he likes to handle it. In this case, logic does not support any wrongdoing. If commissioners do want to collude, they certainly wouldnt do so in public with staff and other members of the public in earshot. It would be simpler to just pick up the telephone and discuss public business sans witnesses and an electronic record of the conversation, unless one party recorded the conversation; but then you would run in to a whole other set of state laws. Its understandable why commissioners might want to partake in team-building outings with staff, even if it is a two-edged sword. There are not a lot of positives within the county right now economics and politics have combined to de-populate and de-energize staff. The Adamses of the world will always think the worst and say bad things about these types of meetings and commissioners must be prepared to live with the consequences. Ultimately, the citizens will decide if they trust the people theyve put in place to lead the county, and if they dont, they will have the last say at the polls. THE ISSUE:Dinner, yes; business, no.OUR OPINION:Voters must decide if they trust who they have elected. LETTERto the Editor Brighten intersectionIm calling to request that someone from the road crew or who puts in lighting, please can you put a light in where (U.S.) 41 turns left in Hernando onto (County Road) 486 there? I dont know how many times I, myself, along with, Ive seen other people, turn in the lane that comes from north going right. Ive turned coming south going west onto that far, far lane instead of the right one. A real accident waiting to happen. Its completely dark at night and its very hard to see. Or at least put some bright lines on there. I mean, come on. I think it needs something. Someone, please do something about this. Theres going to be a bad crash there if there already hasnt been.Rejoice in park nameI agree on the name of Hernando Park to Alexander Park. I have been there to help and feed the hungry and homeless. And the very people who are complaining about the name change have been served by the Alexander family over the years And anything that comes to that park or to the community is through the Alexander family. And this community should be blessed that it is coming their way because many blessings will come their way. All theyve got to do is rejoice in whats happening. THE CHRONICLEinvites you to call Sound Off with your opinions about local or statewide subjects. You do not need to leave your name, and have less than a minute to record. COMMENTSwill be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Editors will cut libelous material. OPINIONS expressed are purely those of the callers. SOUND OFFCALL563-0579 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE OtherVOICES United Way of Citrus County needs your help to reach its annual fundraising goal. If you can, please send a contribution to the United Way of Citrus County, c/o Gerry Mulligan, The Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429. OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Chronicle editorials are the opinions of the newspapers editorial board.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. Persons wishing to address the editorial board, which meets weekly, should call Charlie Brennan at 352-563-5660.
joy and melancholy, and is the only tangible surviving symbol of their undying love. Raffy survived the crash, and when Billings body was returned to Florida for burial last Tuesday, Billings best friend, Roger Hood, who also is in the Army, handdelivered it to Ashley. He (Hood) waited until everything calmed down and privately pulled me aside and gave it to me, Ashley said as tears welled up in her eyes. I couldnt believe it. I have just been hugging it and kissing it and I will never put it down. I will carry it with me everywhere like he did, she said. Ashley said Billings would always put Raffy in his pocket when he flew, with only the head and neck of the giraffe sticking out. As you can see, the color on the head is worn, she said. He got it because I love giraffes and it reminded him of me, Ashley said and started to weep again. Ashley has not seen Billings since last August when he was deployed for the fifth time. That deployment was about to end in two months. He loved what he was doing. He loved flying helicopters, but what is even more important is that he was good man and would do anything for you. He would help everybody, Ashley said. She believes Raffy making it out of the crash scene in Afghanistan to Dover Air Force Base into the hands of Billings best friend was serendipity and sort of a last message of love from her husband. Ashley said her love for Billings began in a coffee shop in Rucker, Ala., where she worked and he went to flight training school. Neither of them were coffee drinkers, but Billings loved coming to get smoothies from the shop and study. He walked in one day and that is why I fell in love with him and I knew at that point he was different from other men. He was red-faced, and said, If somebody wanted to ask you out, what would be best way to say it? and I said Are you asking me out, or do I have to ask me out? and he said, I guess I am asking you out, Ashley recalled. She said they began their love-filled life together, which lasted for nearly five years. We just loved each other. He made me stronger and tougher and I made him softer, she said. I waited 27 years for the love of my life and then he is taken away, she cried. It was not supposed to end like this. This not how it was supposed end ..., Ashley said. Billings will be buried today (Saturday) at the National Cemetery in Bushnell following a church service at 11a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. I will have Raffy with me, Ashley said.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. 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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. A Raymond James analyst raised his price target on the furniture sellers stock to $34.50 from $29 saying sales may rise. The maker of Silk soy milk and Land OLakes creamers closed its $600 million acquisition of organic food maker Earthbound Farm. The drugstore chain said that sales at stores open at least a year grew nearly 3 percent during the month of December. A Stifel analyst downgraded the wireless carriers stock rating on doubts it will be able to pull off a takeover of rival T-Mobile. The automaker said its U.S. sales fell 6 percent in December as its top-selling pickup truck came under pressure from competition. The Standard & Poors 500 index was nearly flat Friday, pushing the index to its first weekly loss in the last three. Seven of the 10 sectors that make up the S&P 500 fell on Friday. Telecommunications stocks had the steepest declines. 30 35 40 $45 OND General MotorsGM Close: $39.57 -1.38 or -3.4% $26.19$41.85 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 41.4m (1.9x avg.) $54.96 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 13.4 ... 0 5 10 $15 OND SprintS Close: $9.94 -0.46 or -4.4% $5.49$11.47 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 25.5m (1.3x avg.) $39.09 b 52-week range PE: Yield: ... ... 4 5 6 $7 OND Rite AidRAD Close: $5.47 0.43 or 8.5% $1.26$6.15 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 54.8m (2.1x avg.) $5.01 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 16.1 ... 18 20 22 $24 OND WhiteWave FoodsWWAV Close: $23.68 1.11 or 4.9% $14.67$23.74 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 2.5m (1.9x avg.) $4.11 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 37.6 ... 20 25 30 $35 OND La-Z-BoyLZB Close: $30.97 0.79 or 2.6% $14.76$31.22 Vol.: Mkt. Cap: 523.4k (1.3x avg.) $1.63 b 52-week range PE: Yield: 27.2 0.8% The yield on the 10-year Treasury 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.080.09-0.01.11 52-wk T-bill.110.11....13 2-year T-note.400.38+0.02.27 5-year T-note1.741.72+0.02.82 10-year T-note3.002.99+0.011.91 30-year T-bond3.933.92+0.013.11 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays LongT-BdIdx3.743.73+0.012.69 Bond Buyer Muni Idx5.155.14+0.014.10 Barclays USAggregate2.502.48+0.021.79 Barclays US High Yield5.625.64-0.025.96 Moodys AAACorp Idx4.554.57-0.023.77 Barclays CompT-BdIdx1.921.89+0.031.07 Barclays US Corp3.263.26...2.74 YEST 6 MO AGO 1 YR AGO Commodities Crude fell below $94 per barrel to its lowest settlement price in a month amid signs that supplies of oil and petroleum products are ample. 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Interestrates Special to the ChronicleRandy Lee Billings died Dec. 17 in Afghanistan. SYMBOLContinued from Page A1 Stocks mixed Associated PressNEW YORK After last years big party in the stock market, 2014 is starting off with a nagging hangover. The Standard & Poors 500 index edged a fraction of a point lower on Friday, beginning a year with a two-day losing streak for the first time since 2005. While few analysts expect 2014 to produce gains comparable to last years advance of nearly 30 percent, many see a moderate increase as the economy continues to improve and investors move funds out of bonds and into stocks, which are generating much bigger returns for investors. The market is trying to find some direction here, said Scott Wren, a senior equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors. Were in for a few days of trying to figure out whether we inch a little higher or see some down days. The S&P 500 index fell 0.61points, or 0.03percent, to 1,831.37 and was 0.5percent lower for the week. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 28.64points, or 0.2percent, to 16,469.99. The Nasdaq composite fell 11.16points, or 0.3percent, to 4,131.91. General Motors was among the stocks that posted the biggest losses in the S&P 500. The automaker fell $1.38, or 3.4percent, to $39.57 after reporting a U.S. sale slump of more than 6 percent in December. BusinessBRIEFS Dec. auto sales falter; 2013 still best in six yearsDETROIT December U.S. auto sales slowed a bit from the brisk pace earlier this year, but automakers still were on target to finish 2013 with the best numbers in six years. Nissan posted an 11 percent gain for December and Chrysler managed a 6percent increase. But General Motors, Toyota, Ford and Volkswagen each posted disappointing numbers. Still, most major automakers reported at least a 7percent increase for 2013, and analysts expect full-year sales to be up around 8percent to 15.6million when all the numbers are in. That would be the highest sales figure since 16.1million in 2007. But automakers may need to do more to lure shoppers into showrooms. Analysts say discounts rose in December, and there were signs that automakers were beginning to lower prices to match competitors. That could foreshadow better deals in the new year, especially on pickup trucks and midsize cars.Bernanke: 2014 could be better year for US economyWASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday predicted a stronger year for the U.S. economy in 2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating. Americans finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter, Bernanke said. He also expects less drag from federal spending cuts and tax increases. The combination bodes well for U.S. economic growth in coming quarters, Bernanke said during a speech to the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Philadelphia. Bernanke made a similar assessment of the economy at a Dec.18 news conference after the Feds last meeting. At the meeting, the Fed announced it would begin in January to reduce its monthly bond purchases from $85billion to $75billion, noting signs of an improving economy. The bond purchases are intended to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage more borrowing and spending. Fridays appearance was expected to be one of Bernankes final speeches as Fed chairman. He is stepping down at the end of this month after eight years leading the central bank. The Senate is expected to confirm Janet Yellen on Monday to be the next Fed chairman.Combi USA recalls more than 33,000 child seatsDETROIT Combi USA is recalling more than 33,000 child car seats made before January 2013 because the harnesses arent strong enough to meet federal safety standards. The Charlotte, N.C., company is recalling the Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the seat straps dont meet minimum strength requirements. If theres a crash, children may not be properly secured. A company spokeswoman said the seats are still safe to use because the harness as a whole meets safety standards. She said one part of the harness that includes a plastic button failed strength tests. Seats made after January 2013 dont have the same problem. Combi will notify registered owners and send out free harness replacement kits starting in February.BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan SeacrestSAN FRANCISCO Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist. The allegations emerged in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo Products LLC, a Los Angeles startup cofounded by Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier. The complaint contends that Typo Products keyboard for recent iPhone models illegally copies technology and designs that BlackBerry pioneered years ago for its line of smartphones. BlackBerry is seeking unspecified damages and a court order that would prevent Typo Products from selling the keyboard without a licensing agreement. Typo Products didnt immediately respond to requests for comment. From wire reports transaction consultants hired by the hospital board. The remaining sticking points include the boards unified position that Citrus Memorial remains an acute-care hospital for the length of the lease. HCA wants to limit that guarantee to 15 years. Also, the boards want HCA to guarantee employment for all workers for one year; HCAs offer for one-year employment only covers clinical workers. The boards are awaiting a response from HCA. The boards next joint meeting is 3p.m. Jan.10. Ressler said both boards have shown unity in their negotiations with HCA. As for settling lawsuits, neither side has budged. The foundation rejected the hospital boards latest offer that it would drop two lawsuits in exchange for chief executive officer Ryan Beatys resignation. Still, Ressler noted, the lawsuits are on hold and have been for some time. Were not acting on them. Theres nothing as far as litigating, she said. Once the definitive agreement is signed, the lawsuits will go away. 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Page A8SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Giraffe calf Associated PressA baby giraffe, born New Years Day at the Birmingham Zoo, makes his debut Friday. The baby male was born at 12:12 a.m. to Willow, his 5-year-old mother and Jalil, his 7-year-old father. Obama proposes firearm background check changesHONOLULU The Obama administration has announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues. One proposed rule change announced Friday aims to clarify terminology used by federal law to prohibit people from purchasing a firearm for mental health reasons. The administration says states have complained that some wording is ambiguous. The change also will help states determine what information may be shared with the federal background check system for firearms transfers.McMaths mom clear to take herOAKLAND, Calif. A judge said Friday that the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery can remove her daughter from a California hospital if she assumes full responsibility for the consequences. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo said Jahi McMath can be transferred under a deal with Childrens Hospital Oakland that will hold Nailah Winkfield accountable for developments that could include Jahi going into cardiac arrest. The hospital has argued since before Christmas that Jahis brain death means she is legally dead and she should be disconnected from the ventilator that has kept her heart pumping for 3 1/2 weeks. Winkfield, refusing to believe her daughter is dead as long as her heart is beating, has gone to court to stop the machine from being disconnected.Brain-dead pregnant woman kept on life supportDALLAS Marlise Munoz lies in a North Texas hospital, 19 weeks pregnant but with no chance of seeing her child born. Her husband, Erick Munoz, said a doctor told him shes brain dead, but John Peter Smith Hospital is refusing to allow him to take her off of life support. The hospital said Texas law prohibits it from following a family directive when a pregnancy is involved, although experts say the hospital is misreading the law in question. Munoz found his wife unconscious in the early morninghours of Nov. 26. The family says it doesnt know the exact cause, though a pulmonary embolism is a possibility. Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant at the time. Marlise Munozs case appears to be rare. A 2010 article in the journal BMC Medicine found 30 cases of brain-dead pregnant women over about 30 years. Of 19 reported results, the journal found 12 in which a viable child was born and had post-birth data for two years on only six of them all of whom developed normally, according to the journal. From wire reports Nation BRIEFS Freestyle flip Associated PressCanadas Matt Margetts competes Friday during the mens World Cup freestyle halfpipe event in Calgary, Alberta. Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey homeCANBERRA, Australia An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday after it was halted for a second potential rescue operation. The icebreaker Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese ships helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship and carried them to an ice floe near the Aurora. But on Friday afternoon, the crew of a Chinese icebreaker that had provided the helicopter said they were worried about their own ships ability to move through the ice.One dead as old bomb explodesBERLIN A World War II bomb or mine exploded in a western German town on Friday, killing the driver of a bulldozer and wounding 13 other people, police said. The explosion happened in an industrial area of Euskirchen, near Bonn, at a property used by a construction firm to sort and dispose of rubble. It wasnt immediately clear whether the explosives had long been buried in the ground or had inadvertently been brought to the site in a delivery of demolition waste.Lebanon IDs commander of al-Qaida-linked groupBEIRUT DNA tests confirmed that a man in government custody is the alleged leader of an alQaida-linked group that has conducted attacks across the Middle East, Lebanese authorities said Friday. The suspected militant, Majid al-Majid, is the purported commander of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and one of the 85 mostwanted individuals in his native Saudi Arabia. The brigades have claimed responsibility for attacks throughout the region, including the 2010 bombing of a Japanese oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. World BRIEFS From wire reports Associated PressBOISE, Idaho Idaho will take over the operation of its largest prison from one of the nations biggest corrections contractors, abruptly ending an experiment with privatization at a facility that has been plagued by understaffing, multiple lawsuits and allegations of contract fraud. The state is expected to begin running the 2,080-bed Idaho Correctional Center, located just outside Boise, over the next several months, as its $29 million-a-year contract with the Corrections Corporation of America expires on June 30. Gov. C.L. Butch Otter made the announcement Friday, saying he is advising the state Board of Correction to shift focus from finding a new contractor to assuming control of the facility. In recognition of whats happened, whats happening, its necessary. Its the right thing to do, said Otter, a longtime proponent of privatization who called the need to make the move disappointing. The move to end the contract comes months after an Associated Press report raised questions about how the Nashville, Tenn.,-based company was staffing the prison, and is part of a larger debate over whether prison privatization works. The Idaho Correctional Center, which holds about one-quarter of the states roughly 8,000 inmates, has been the subject of multiple lawsuits alleging rampant violence, understaffing, gang activity and contract fraud. Early last year, an AP investigation examining overtime records and staffing reports from the prison showed some of CCAs reports to the state wrongly showed guards working shifts that were actually left vacant. CCA officials have acknowledged that about 4,800 hours of guard posts were left unstaffed despite reports showing otherwise. Idaho to take over privately-run prison Associated PressFierce winds blow snow Friday as snowboarder Garrett Ramos, 20, uses a shovel to build a jump in Portland, Maine. The temperature was expected to drop between 10 and 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit Friday night. Associated PressBAGHDAD Two Iraqi cities that were strongholds of Sunni insurgents during the U.S. war in the country are battlegrounds once more after al-Qaida militants largely took them over, fending off government forces that have been besieging them for days. The overrunning of the cities this week by alQaidas Iraqi branch in the Sunni heartland of western Anbar provinces is a blow to the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik. His government has been struggling to contain discontent among the Sunni minority over Shiite political domination that has flared into increased violence for the past year. On Friday, al-Qaida gunmen sought to win over the population in Fallujah, one of the cities they swept into on Wednesday. A militant commander appeared among worshippers holding Friday prayers in the main city street, proclaiming that his fighters were there to defend Sunnis from the government, one resident said. Government troops, backed by Sunni tribesmen who oppose al-Qaida, have encircled Fallujah for several days, and have entered parts of the provincial capital Ramadi, also overrun by militants. On Friday, troops bombarded militant positions outside Fallujah with artillery, a military official said, speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to release information. Associated PressCivilians inspect the aftermath of a massive bomb attack Friday in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Qaida sweep revives old battles Associated PressAwinter storm that swept across the Midwest this week blew through parts of Canada and the East on Friday, producing more than a foot of snow in spots, giving rise to gusty winds and leaving bone-chilling cold in its wake. A look at the storm: In the Northeast, the storm appeared to save the most snow for Massachusetts, where more than 13 inches fell in Boston and almost 2 feet fell to the north. The temperature was 2 degrees in Boston on Friday morning but felt like minus-20 with the wind chill. New York Citys Central Park got 6 inches of snow, while across the city in the Ozone Park section of Queens, 10.5 inches fell. On suburban Long Island, as much as 11 inches fell and was accompanied by wind gusts as high as 40 mph. Parts of New Jersey saw at least 10 inches of snow. Residents of Toronto, where the temperature hit minus-7, heard loud booms generated by underground water freezing and expanding. In International Falls, Minn., renowned for its cold weather, residents considered a temperature hovering around zero a reprieve from Thursdays low of minus-43; the temperature was expected to plummet again. Green Bay, Wis., and Fort Wayne, Ind., saw record lows of minus-18 and minus-10, respectively. Three hikers from South Carolina who set out Thursday for a 10-day backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border found themselves in snow drifts 2 feet high as wind chills dipped to minus-20 and called for help on their cellphones. The weather hampered rescue efforts, but rangers eventually reached them with warm clothing and tents, finding them weak and unable to walk. They were taken to a North Carolina hospital and treated for hypothermia and frostbite. In Vermont, workers rescued an infant from a car crash Thursday night by pulling the baby up a steep embankment; the child, a man and a woman were taken to a hospital. Weather associated with the storm was responsible for at least 14 deaths across the country in the past few days. Nearly 1,900 flights were canceled nationwide Friday. Major highways around New York City, including the New York State Thruway and the Long Island Expressway, reopened after being closed overnight. In Connecticut, state police reported 225 traffic accidents by morning, and New York state police said there were dozens on Interstate 87 north of Albany. A tanker carrying crude oil crashed and went off a bridge Thursday on snowy Interstate 69 in Michigan, creating a toxic fire and forcing the evacuation of homes and businesses. In suburban Philadelphia, a 100foot pile of road salt toppled over Thursday and trapped a worker operating a backhoe; the man died. Deaths, records and rescues arise from storm Associated PressIdaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter, right, talks with reporters Friday about proposed changes to prison management at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Rep. Richard Rich Wills, R-Glenns Ferry, left, and Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston, center, worked on the proposals.
NBA, NHL/ B2 Golf, tennis/B2 College basketball/ B2 Scoreboard/B3 TV, lottery/B3 Football/B4, B5, B6 The Bucs Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David were named to the APs All-Pro first team Friday./ B6 SPORTSSection BSATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE 000H1UF MATT PFIFFNER /ChronicleDunnellons Andre Hairston snags a defensive rebound in front of Seven Rivers Christian School senior Adam Gage on Friday night at Seven Rivers Christian School in Lecanto. The Tigers walked away with a 63-58 victory over the Warriors. Citrus rallies for double OT victory Canes down Eustis 65-62 in wild contestJON-MICHAELSORACCHI Staff writerINVERNESS In a Friday matinee between visiting Eustis and home-standing Citrus, the Hurricanes boys basketball team showed the kind of resolve theyd need for a potential run deep into the playoffs. With five players in doublefigures scoring and a pair of superlative defensive efforts in the paint, Citrus downed the Panthers 65-62 in double overtime in a wild contest that truly was not decided until the very end. While Citrus coach Tom Densmore preaches the virtues of playing as a team, it took a few stellar individual efforts to help the Hurricanes have a shot at grabbing the victory. Hurricanes senior point guard Devin Pryor was harassed by a fast and aggressive Eustis half-court trap all afternoon, but sprang free to send the contest into overtime on a driving, twisting layup with 0.2 seconds remaining to tie the game at 53-53. Near the end of the first overtime period, Sam Franklin preserved Citrus chance to keep playing by swatting away Eustis guard Coy Pattersons layup with a second left. Franklin, who joined the team on Dec. 28 after serving a suspension from the fall season, came off the bench midway through the first quarter and finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks. Part of (those plays) were we learned at the beginning of the game that we could play with them, Densmore said. That gave (my players) the confidence to go make those plays. Franklin also had a big offensive putback with 1:10 left in the second overtime period to put Citrus (11-2 overall) up 61-60, then knocked down two free throws the first of which he banked in to give the Hurricanes a 3-point margin with 48 ticks left. Mitchell Ellis, who hit a trio of 3-pointers en route to an 11-point output, drained a pair of free Dunnellon boys basketball team holds off Seven Rivers Christian 63-58 SEANARNOLD CorrespondentLECANTO Seven Rivers Christian gave visiting Dunnellon more than it bargained for in the Warriors gym Friday, forcing the Tigers to fend off a late push by their upset-minded foe to escape with a 63-58 victory in boys hoops action. The games margin of score never widened beyond six points until the SRCS offense grounded to a halt for the first half of the third quarter. Later in the half, a bucket by senior Christian Rosario made it a 60-44 Dunnellon lead with 4:44 remaining. But Seven Rivers (3-7), fighting fatigue with its seven-man Class 2A roster and relying almost exclusively on scoring by senior Adam Gage and junior Cory Weiand, narrowed it to a two-possession game for the final 1:10 after a wide-open Roy Finney converted a Gage pass for a three-pointer. The Warriors trailed 62-57 on the back of a pair of Weiand (17 points) free throws with 41 seconds remaining, and looked Star of the show: Jameis meets with media Associated PressNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Jameis Winston whispered and giggled with teammate Kenny Shaw on the dais as two Florida State coaches answered questions, many about him. The Heisman Trophy winner and his star receiver looked at times like a couple of kids trying not to laugh in the library. When the questions were directed to Winston, he was his usual gregarious self, humbly deflecting credit on one hand, supremely self-confident on the other. In the second interview session Friday, the Heisman Trophy winner had a platform all to himself and the biggest crowd of reporters around him. There is no doubt Famous Jameis is the star of the show this week in Southern California. It has taken one season for Winston to become one of college footballs biggest attractions, right up there with Johnny Manziel. He has set records and was the subject of a criminal investigation. The 19-year-old, who turns 20 Monday night when the topranked Seminoles play No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game at the Rose Bowl, has dealt with both fame and scrutiny. He maintains that through it all hes still the same Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to throw a pass during practice Friday in Costa Mesa, Calif. Top-ranked Florida State faces No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game Monday in Pasadena, Calif.Associated Press See STAR/ Page B3 See MISSED/ Page B3 See CITRUS/ Page B3
B2SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESPORTS Iguodalas buzzer-beating 3 beats Hawks Associated PressATLANTA Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Stephen Curry added 22 points with nine assists and Klay Thompson 21 for Golden State, which recovered from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get back in the game and extend its road winning streak to five straight. Antic finished with a career-high 16 points and Mack had 15 for the Hawks. Atlanta had won three of four and six of eight. Iguodala was inbounding the ball with 2.8 seconds remaining near the Hawks bench and had 6-foot-11 center Pero Antic defending him when he passed the ball to Curry near the halfcourt line.Rockets 102, Knicks 100HOUSTON James Harden scored 37 points and Aaron Brooks made a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets to a 102-100 win over the New York Knicks. The Knicks had a chance to tie it at the end of the game, but Iman Shumpert missed a shot before Andrea Bargnani grabbed a rebound and dished it to Beno Udrih, whose running jump shot rolled in and out of the basket at the buzzer. Udrih and J.R. Smith both missed 3-pointers for the Knicks with under a minute remaining. Brooks grabbed the rebound on the second one and was fouled by Udrih to set up the game-winning free throws. Shumpert, who scored a career-high 27 on Thursday night, led the Knicks with 26 and Carmelo Anthony added 25.Pelicans 95, Celtics 92BOSTON Anthony Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds and Tyreke Evans scored 16 points with a key basket late to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 95-92 win over the Boston Celtics. The win may prove costly for the Pelicans after reserve forward Ryan Anderson was taken from the court on a stretcher after he collided with Bostons Gerald Wallace early in the fourth quarter. Both players went to the floor hard. Anderson had 13 points and seven boards before leaving. The Celtics said a preliminary diagnosis indicated a cervical stinger. New Orleans won for the fourth time in six games, but had lost six of its last seven on the road. Avery Bradley led Boston with 22 points. Jeff Green and Brandon Bass each scored 16. Jared Sullinger added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Green also had 11 boards.Raptors 101, Wizards 88WASHINGTON DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry outplayed John Wall with 19 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors won their season-high fifth consecutive game by beating the Washington Wizards 101-88. Atlantic Division-leading Toronto improved to 16-15, the first time since January 2010 its winning percentage has been above .500 at least 30 games into a season. Patrick Patterson scored Torontos last 11 points of the third quarter, when the Raptors outscored the Wizards 36-16 to blow open a game that was tied with less than a minute left in the first half. Patterson finished with 18 points. Wall, who scored a season-high 37 at Toronto on Nov. 22, was limited to 11 points and six assists Friday. Hed scored at least 20 in eight straight games.Clippers 119, Mavericks 112DALLAS DeAndre Jordan scored a career-high 25 points to match Blake Griffin, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-112 after Chris Paul left with a shoulder injury. Jordan and Griffin combined for 10 points on a 16-2 game-closing run to wipe out a 110-103 deficit in the final 4 minutes. Jordan was 11 of 14 from the field and had 18 rebounds, while Griffin added 15 boards. Dirk Nowitzki was a game-time decision with a sprained left ankle but hit six of his first seven shots and had 14 points at halftime on his way to 24 for the Mavericks. Paul had 19 points at halftime before leaving with a sprained right shoulder midway through the third quarter. Associated PressHouston center Dwight Howard lays the ball up Friday during the first period against the New York Knicks in Houston. Tight at the top Williams beats Sharapova in Brisbane semis Associated PressBRISBANE, Australia Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 14 matches with a 6-2, 7-6 (7) semifinal victory Friday to earn a shot at back-to-back Brisbane International titles. The defending champion will play second-seeded Victoria Azarenka in todays final, and will be favored to retain the title that kicked off her stunning 2013 season that included 78 wins from 82 matches and 11 titles. Williams improved to 15-2 against Sharapova, with both losses way back in 2004. After blowing two match points in the tiebreaker one on her serve and another receiving Williams sealed the win with an ace. In their first meeting since the French Open final, the uneasy rivals barely exchanged glances before the match and briefly shook hands after.Nadal reaches Qatar Open finalDOHA, Qatar Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday by coming from behind to beat German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal lost the first three games against the 162nd ranked Gojowczyk but came back to level the first set before losing serve again in the 10th game. The top-ranked Spaniard then raced to a 4-1 lead in the second and broke Gojowczyks in the third game of the decider after two forehand errors by the German. Nadal will play Gael Monfils of France in todays final.Wawrinka earns 300th career winCHENNAI, India Stanislas Wawrinka earned his 300th win on the ATP tour on Friday as he breezed past Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the Chennai Open. Wawrinka became only the fourth Swiss player to reach the milestone after Roger Federer (923), Marc Rosset (433) and Jakob Hlasek (432). The top-seeded Wawrinka needed little more than an hour to beat Bedene, who had ousted the Swiss player in the quarterfinals here last year in their only previous meeting on the tour. Wawrinka will next play fifth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada, who beat local favorite Yuki Bhambria 6-3, 6-3. Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France and Marcel Granollers of Spain also reached the semifinals.Li, Peng advance to all-Chinese finalSHENZHEN, China Defending champion Li Na and Peng Shuai advanced Friday to set up an all-Chinese final at the Shenzhen Open. Top-seeded Li defeated Germanys Annika Beck 6-1, 6-3, while fifth-seeded Peng advanced in a walkover when American Vania King withdrew with a right thigh injury. Li was leading 6-1, 5-0 when Beck reeled off three straight games, but the former French Open champion regrouped to close out the match. King said she began feeling pain in her leg during her win over second-seeded Sara Errani in the second round and pulled out to rest before the Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 13. Todays final will be just the second in WTA history featuring two Chinese players. Li lost the first when she retired against Zheng Jie at Oeiras in 2006. Associated PressSerena Williams celebrates beating Maria Sharapova 6-2, 7-6 in their semifinal match Friday during the Brisbane International tournament in Brisbane, Australia. MBBBRIEF Four tied for lead at Tournament of Champions Associated PressKAPALUA, Hawaii Jordan Spieth thought the Plantation Course was a blast to play when he arrived at Kapalua. He had even more fun Friday. Coming off a sensational rookie season, Spieth opened the new year by never coming close to bogey and making a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 7-under 66. That gave him a share of the lead at the Tournament of Champions with fellow newcomer Michael Thompson, Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson. Its a course that I shouldnt make a lot of bogeys on if you keep the ball in play and just think your way around the course, Spieth said. Ultimately, I did some good preparation and did a lot of hard work the last two or three weeks getting ready for today, and now just happy to be in good position after the first round. The wind off the west coast of Maui was the biggest surprise, shifting direction and speed throughout the opening round on a mostly sunny afternoon. But with an inch of rain overnight, the Plantation Course was soft enough that only two players in the 30-man field of PGA Tour winners failed to break par. Kirk thought he might be one of them when he first got to this slice of paradise. He had not played since winning the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island two months ago, and his first practice round was a skins game with Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown. Kirk got shut out and figures he shot about 80. PGA champion Jason Dufner had four birdies and an eagle on his frontnine 30, only to settle into a string of pars on the back nine for a 6-under 67. Kevin Streelman bogeyed his last two holes and also was at 67, along with Zach Johnson and Ryan Moore. The top 10 players were separated by three shots.Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsFriday, At Kapalua Resort, The Plantation Course, Kapalua, Hawaii, Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,452, Par (36-37) 73, First Round: Michael Thompson33-33 66-7 Chris Kirk 33-33 66-7 Jordan Spieth 34-32 66-7 Webb Simpson 34-32 66-7 Ryan Moore 32-35 67-6 Kevin Streelman 31-36 67-6 Jason Dufner 30-37 67-6 Zach Johnson 33-34 67-6 Matt Kuchar 33-35 68-5 Sang-Moon Bae 34-35 69-4 Ken Duke 36-34 70-3 Brian Gay 36-34 70-3 Patrick Reed 32-38 70-3 Harris English 37-33 70-3 Brandt Snedeker 33-37 70-3 Dustin Johnson 36-34 70-3 Adam Scott 35-35 70-3 Martin Laird 36-35 71-2 Scott Brown 35-36 71-2 John Merrick 35-36 71-2 Boo Weekley 34-37 71-2 Bill Haas 35-36 71-2 Gary Woodland 35-36 71-2 Woody Austin 36-36 72-1 Russell Henley 34-38 72-1 D.A. Points 36-36 72-1 Billy Horschel 36-36 72-1 Jimmy Walker 36-37 73E Jonas Blixt 36-40 76+3 Derek Ernst 38-41 79+6 Associated PressJohn Merrick strikes his shot off the ninth fairway Friday during the first round of the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. No. 9 Baylor 80, Savannah State 50WACO, Texas Reserve Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half, leading No. 9 Baylor to an 80-50 victory over Savannah State on Friday night. Cory Jefferson had 13 points for Baylor (12-1), and Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each scored 11 as Baylor won its 12th consecutive home game. Joshua Montgomery made four 3-pointers in the first half and scored 15 points for Savannah State (2-12). Baylor improved to 25-9 in January since 2009-10. The Bears only loss this season was to then No. 8 Syracuse in Hawaii in November. Chicago tops Devils Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. Patrick Sharp scored three goals and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided a rare second straight loss with a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Sharp, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa scored in a span of 4:04 early in the third period to give the Blackhawks a 4-1 lead. Sharp added his 25th of the season and capped his hat trick with less than 2 minutes to play after New Jersey had pulled to 4-3. Duncan Keith had three assists and fellow defenseman Brent Seabrook two in the four-goal third period against Martin Brodeur. Antti Raanta made 24 saves for Chicago. Defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored twice and Andy Greene once for New Jersey, which lost in regulation for only the second time in nine games (5-2-2).Penguins 5, Rangers 2PITTSBURGH Sidney Crosby scored his 23rd goal of the season and added two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins ripped the New York Rangers 5-2 for their 11th straight home win. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves for Pittsburgh and Jussi Jokinen ended a lengthy scoring drought with two goals. Chris Kunitz also scored twice for the Penguins, who won for the 10th time in their last 12 meetings with New York. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma picked up his 231st career victory, leaving him one shy of Eddie Johnsons franchise record for coaching wins. Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves for the Rangers. Mats Zuccarello and Ryan McDonagh scored third-period goals for New York, but the Rangers continued to have problems with the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.
SCOREBOARDCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE On the AIRWAVES TODAYS SPORTS TV AUTO RACING 1 p.m. (CBS) Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Challenge Cup (taped) MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 p.m. (ABC, CW) Pittsburgh at North Carolina State 12 p.m. (ESPN2) Cincinnati at Memphis 1 p.m. (FS1) St. John's at Georgetown 2 p.m. (CBS) Michigan State at Indiana 2 p.m. (ABC, CW) Miami at Syracuse 2 p.m. (ESPNU) Connecticut at Southern Methodist 2 p.m. (NBCSPT) Cornell at St. Bonaventure 2 p.m. (SUN) Butler at Xavier 3 p.m. (FS1) Creighton at Seton Hall 4 p.m. (CBS) Duke at Notre Dame 4 p.m. (ESPNU) Oklahoma State at Kansas State 4 p.m. (FSNFL) Clemson at Boston College 5 p.m. (ESPN2) Virginia at Florida State 5:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Yale at St. Louis 6 p.m. (ESPNU) Colorado State at New Mexico 8 p.m. (ESPNU) Indiana State at Evansville NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (FSNFL, SUN) Miami Heat at Orlando Magic 8 p.m. (WGN-A) Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. (FS1) DePaul at Creighton 7 p.m. (FS1) West Virginia at Oklahoma State HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Prime Prep (Texas) vs. Whitney Young (Ill.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 a.m. (ESPNU) Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (taped) 1 p.m. (ESPN) BBVA Compass Bowl: Houston vs. Vanderbilt 2 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAA Division I: North Dakota State vs. Towson. Final 4 a.m. (ESPN2) BBVA Compass Bowl: Houston vs. Vanderbilt (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS 4:30 p.m. (NBC) AFC Wild-Card Game: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts 8 p.m. (NBC) NFC Wild-Card Game: New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. (NBC) U.S. Army All-American Bowl GOLF 2:30 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Second Round HOCKEY 9 a.m. (NHL) 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, Semifinal 1: Teams TBA 1 p.m. (NHL) 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, Semifinal 2: Teams TBA 7 p.m. (NHL) New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 p.m. (NBCSPT) Boston College vs. Notre Dame MOTORCYCLE RACING 10:30 p.m. (FS1) Monster Energy Supercross: Anaheim OLYMPICS 4 p.m. (NBCSPT) U.S. Olympic Trials Speed Skating: Short Track Women's & Men's 500m SOCCER 7:30 a.m. (FS1) FA Cup: Blackburn Rovers vs Manchester City 10 a.m. (FS1) FA Cup: Rochdale AFC vs Leeds 12 p.m. (FOX) FA Cup: Arsenal FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC 5:55 p.m. (UNI) Futbol Mexicano Primera Division Club America vs Tigres U.A.N.L. TENNIS 2 p.m. (TENNIS) ATP Brisbane International, First Semifinal (same-day tape) 4 p.m. (TENNIS) ATP Brisbane International, Second Semifinal (same-day tape) 6 p.m. (TENNIS) WTA ASB Classic, Final (taped) 8 p.m. (TENNIS) Hopman Cup: Czech Republic vs. United States (taped) RADIO MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. (WYKE 104.3 FM) Florida vs. Richmond 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 Toronto1615.516 Boston1320.3944 Brooklyn1121.3445 Philadelphia1121.3445 New York1022.3136 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 248.750 Atlanta 1815.5456 Washington1416.4679 Charlotte1420.41211 Orlando1022.31314 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 256.806 Detroit 1419.42412 Chicago1318.41912 Cleveland1121.34414 Milwaukee725.21918 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio258.758 Houston2213.6294 Dallas 1914.5766 New Orleans1516.4849 Memphis1418.43810 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland267.788 Oklahoma City257.781 Minnesota1616.5009 Denver 1517.46910 Utah 1124.31416 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2312.657 Golden State2213.6291 Phoenix1912.6132 L.A. Lakers1319.4068 Sacramento1021.32311 Fridays Games Toronto 101, Washington 88 New Orleans 95, Boston 92 Golden State 101, Atlanta 100 Houston 102, New York 100 L.A. Clippers 119, Dallas 112 Denver 111, Memphis 108 Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Todays Games Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Indiana, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sundays Games Memphis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Golden State at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 6 p.m. Boston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.NHL standingsEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Boston41271225612088 Tampa Bay41251245411695 Montreal42241445210998 Toronto422116547118120 Detroit4218141046109120 Ottawa431818743122138 Florida41152063696130 Buffalo41112642672117 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh43301216113698 Washington412015646125123 Philadelphia412017444106113 New Jersey421717842100108 N.Y. Rangers42202024298114 Carolina411616941100121 Columbus411819440111117 N.Y. Islanders421421735110140 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Chicago44297866165121 St. Louis4028756114493 Colorado402511454116101 Dallas 402013747119119 Minnesota432117547101110 Winnipeg431919543117125 Nashville41181854197122 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim42298563137106 San Jose41269658136105 Los Angeles42251345411088 Vancouver422312753113101 Phoenix402011949120122 Calgary 41142163496128 Edmonton431325531110148 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Fridays Games Chicago 5, New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tampa Bay 2, Calgary 0 Edmonton at Anaheim, late Todays Games Winnipeg at Boston, 1 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. Nashville at Florida, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Sundays Games Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 8 p.m.Bowl glanceFriday, 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 Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona 42, Boston College 19 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M 52, Duke 48 Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl At Orlando South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl At Tampa LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Michigan State 24, Stanford 20 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. UCF 52, Baylor 42 Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31 Friday, Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), late Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), late Today BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Florida LOTTERY Here are the winning numbers selected Friday in the Florida Lottery: CASH 3 (early) 3 8 3 CASH 3 (late) 2 9 1 PLAY 4 (early) 8 2 6 6 PLAY 4 (late) 9 7 5 3 FANTASY 5 7 16 17 24 33 MEGA MONEY 4 10 13 19 MEGA BALL 17 MEGA MILLIONS 22 24 25 40 70 MEGA BALL 5 Players should verify winning numbers by calling 850-487-7777 or at www.flalottery.com.Thursdays winning numbers and payouts: Fantasy 5: 2 7 13 16 23 5-of-5No winner 4-of-5362$555 3-of-510,572$14.50SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014 B3 poised to make it a one-possession matchup after Dunnellon (9-5) committed a 10-second violation in its backcourt on its ensuing possession. Seven Rivers couldnt muster another field goal after Finneys bucket, however, and managed just one more point on its final three possessions. If we dont execute offensively, run through our series of plays, then we struggle, SRCS head coach Jim Ervin said. Thats what happened in the third quarter, when (Dunnellon) got a little bit of a lead. Im proud the way the kids played, overall, he added. They came to battle and didnt give up. What can I say about Adam Gage and Cory Weiand? On top of being excellent basketball players, theyre just competitors. While Dunnellon struggled mightily on offense in the opening quarter 3 for 15 from the field and 0 for 8 from 3-point range Gage settled in with a pair of early 3s in helping his group to a 14-11 advantage after a quarter of play. Gage poured in 19 points in the first half en route to a game-high 35, and managed 11 boards 10 in the second half for the night. It was juniors Desmond Frazier and Andre Hairston, who helped steady Dunnellons ship after the teams sluggish opening. Frazier nailed four 3s in the second quarter and added one more very early in the third quarter in leading his team with 25 points and showing them to a 32-27 edge at the half. He went 6 for 8 at the foul line. Frazier and Rosario each had two steals. Desmond (Frazier) kind of dug us out of a hole there, DHS head coach Travis Licht said. He definitely played well there, shooting the ball, and sparked us with his offense. We wore (Seven Rivers) down a little bit with our man-to-man defense. We were helping whoever was guarding Gage as much as we could, but he was still making some plays. Hes a great player. Hairston shook off a slow start he was 0 for 4 at the foul line in the second quarter to give his team a critical 17 points in the second half. He finished with 23 and added a gamehigh 15 rebounds, keeping with his double-double per-night pace this season. He was struggling a little bit at the beginning of the game when he was missing some free throws and some shots he usually makes, Licht said of Hairston. But once he started getting some offensive rebounds, he started to get going. The Warriors, mostly thanks to Gages efforts, improved on the boards in the middle quarters, but were outrebounded 44-28 for the game. Junior Will Thomas had six rebounds for the Tigers in the first quarter, and DHS sophomore Darion Baker chipped in nine for the game. I thought we did a decent job playing defense tonight, Ervin said. Our biggest problem was we didnt rebound. And thats nothing to take away from our kids, who were facing a team with more size and quickness, and a lot of things happened on the court that we couldnt control. Just mentally, we had a lot of breakdowns as the game went on. Seven Rivers is at Ocalas Meadowbrook Academy next Thursday for a District 2A-3 matchup. Dunnellon plays host to Ocala Forest Wednesday, and returns to Citrus County for a District 5A-6 showdown at Citrus next Friday. person he was a year ago, when he was a promising freshman working with Florida States scout team. Nothing has changed, he said. Winston covered plenty of ground Friday. He doesnt think hes ready for the NFL nor is he in any rush to get there. No, I got to get better at everything. When he was in high school, he wanted to play for Texas. He even tried to reach out to Mack Brown, but it never went anywhere. I tried to call him a couple times because I really like Texas. He has joked around with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher about recent speculation and reports that Fisher might replace Brown in Austin. Even if Coach Fisher goes to Texas, Im going to ask him, Can I go with you? Yeah, Im serious. Hes my coach. Though he grew up in Bessemer, Ala., in a family mostly made up of Alabama fans, save for his mom who roots for Auburn, he never chose sides in the heated rivalry. When youre born in that state, you have to be either this or that. Obviously, when I first started football, Oklahoma winning, Boomer Sooner baby. I just roll with that. Though he did concede that playing the Tigers is a rivalry game for him. In Tallahassee, Winston was looming on the horizon all last season after he came to Florida State as a five-star recruit. He is also a baseball star and FSU gave him the opportunity to play both sports for championship contending teams. Seminoles fans dubbed him Famous Jameis before he threw a pass in a game and he had them giddy after a spectacular spring game performance. Around the country, most college football fans found out about Winston on Labor Day night, when in his start he completed 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards in a victory at Pittsburgh. Honestly, I wasnt really surprised, quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders said. I was a little bit in awe, I think, like a lot of people, just the poise and composure that he had. You saw it every day in spring practice, through the summer, through the fall. But for it to show up on game day that way, that was nice to see. Winston went on to break freshman records for yards passing (3,820) and touchdown passes (38) as Florida State crushed opponent after opponent. He sees no reason that has to stop against Auburn. Where in the rulebook does it say we cant blow out every team we play? Winston said. Because its a championship game? We can do anything we want. His problems this season came in November, when a year-old sexual assault complaint against him became public and was passed along by Tallahassee police to the Florida state attorneys office for a full investigation. A female Florida State student claims Winston raped her. Winstons attorney has said the sex was consensual. Prosecutors did not find enough evidence to charge him with a crime and the case was closed two days before the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Winston credited his teammates for helping him to stay focused on football during the investigation and said, again, that he knew he had done nothing wrong. Looking at the situation from the outside in, you would think it would hurt the team, but we used it as a time to get stronger, Shaw said. We stayed close to Jameis because we knew the allegations wasnt true and all that. But we just got stronger and we didnt miss a beat. A year in which character has been a much-covered talking point in college football Johnny Manziel, Urban Meyer and Jadeveon Clowney have also been part of the discussion has been capped by plenty of debate about whether Winstons character was Heisman-worthy. What people think outside of this and what people are trying to do, I cant control none of that, Winston said. I just go out there and play football because I enjoy it and I love it and its my passion, and Ive got these boys around me, and thats what we love to do, go out there and play Florida State football. He has one more chance to shine on the biggest stage yet. throws with 17 seconds remaining to give Citrus a nearly insurmountable 65-60 advantage. But the very next play threatened to wipe out the Hurricanes entire cushion in one fell swoop. Eustis center Antwon Clayton hit a tough shot in the lane and was fouled on the play with 11 seconds left to cut the deficit to 65-62; unfortunately for the Hurricanes, it was called as an intentional foul. That gave Clayton two more free throws and the Panthers (9-4 overall) possession of the ball after, but Clayton missed both and CJ Marshalls corner 3 under duress to tie the game fell short and allowed the Hurricanes to survive on their home floor. I saw (the referee) come over and signal the intentional, Densmore said, and now Im thinking, How are we going to work our way out of this one? Clayton, a 6-foot-6 pogo stick, had eight points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks for Eustis. While he was a matchup problem at times for Citrus, the Hurricanes Sam Franklin and Desmond Milk Simmons (10 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks) acquitted themselves well in the paint. Early on, Citrus looked out of sorts offensively as a very quick and athletic Eustis squad forced eight firstquarter turnovers and generally made every Citrus possession an uphill battle for the Hurricanes. We worked against that in practice yesterday but when we worked against that, it was against our JV, Densmore said with a laugh. The Panthers led 16-13 at the end of the first quarter, a testament to Citrus will more than actual play up to that point, and a 9-0 run in the second quarter turned a 23-21 Hurricane lead into a 30-23 margin in favor of Eustis. The Lake County team still led 35-28 after a 3 by Jaylon Graham but an offensive putback by Desmond Franklin (15 points, six rebounds) and a buzzer-beating 3 by Ellis from just inside half-court pulled the Hurricanes back within 35-33 at the break. For the Panthers, Graham led the way with 16 points, Kiron Williams had 13 and Coy Patterson added 12. Eustis head coach Mike Bowe declined comment following the contest.Chronicle sports editor Jon-Michael Soracchi can be reached at 352-5642928 or emailed at jmsoracchi@ chronicleonline.com. CITRUSContinued from Page B1 MISSEDContinued from Page B1 STARContinued from Page B1
B4SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLECOLLEGEFOOTBALL SPORTS BRIEFSFlorida CB Roberson declares for NFL draftGAINESVILLE Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. Roberson, a 6-foot, 195pound junior from Fort Lauderdale, announced his intentions Friday. He joins defensive tackle Dominique Easley and cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy as Florida players who left school early this season to pursue NFL careers. Gators coach Will Muschamp said it was a pleasure watching Roberson mature and develop both on and off the field. Roberson played in seven games, with four starts, as a junior. He had 11 tackles and three passes defensed. In three seasons, he had 56 tackles, 17 pass breakups and three interceptions. Roberson said he can truly appreciate everything that is in place here for players to be successful and have an opportunity to play at the next level.Bowden Award goes to A&M lineman MatthewsNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews won the Bobby Bowden Award on Friday, presented for high performance on the field, in class and in the community. Matthews, the son of former NFL lineman Bruce Matthews, is a two-time all-Southeastern Conference player who moved from right to left tackle for his senior season. Matthews is considered by many experts to be a top-five pick in this years NFL draft. The award, named after the former Florida State coach, is sponsored by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Other finalists for the award were Mississippi punter Tyler Campbell, Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer, Oklahoma offensive lineman Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma State linebacker Shaun Lewis and Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood.Vandy program on upswing as it faces HoustonBIRMINGHAM, Ala. Vanderbilt, a traditional also-ran in the Southeastern Conference, is changing its reputation. Just ask Houston coach Tony Levine, who said Friday, Vanderbilt football has got a great name, even in footballcrazed Texas. Vanderbilt will be playing for back-to-back nine-win seasons for the first time in school history when the Commodores play Houston in Saturdays BBVA Compass Bowl. Vandy will appear in a bowl game for the third straight season another first for the program. Vanderbilt set yet another first by beating Florida, Georgia and Tennessee in the same season. The emergence of the Commodores has made another great name in coach James Franklin, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate in several openings, including Penn State, Texas and with the NFL Browns. From wire reports Oklahoma beats Alabama 45-31 in Sugar Bowl Associated PressNEW ORLEANS In the final year of the BCS, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops won the one major bowl that had eluded him, and proved a point about parity in the process. After taking the past month to cultivate a young quarterback who was still coming into his own, Stoops brought a confident and motivated Sooners squad to the Sugar Bowl, where they stunned 16-point favorite Alabama 45-31 on Thursday night. Freshman Trevor Knight completed a Sugar Bowl-record 32 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns for 11th-ranked Oklahoma, outshining Heisman Trophy runner-up AJ McCarron, who saw his otherwise charmed college career come to a sour end with No. 3 Alabama. The convincing victory also gave Stoops an I-told-you-so moment, backing up his comment last offseason that the gap between the Southeastern Conference and other top leagues like the Big 12 is not as great as some propaganda makes it out to be. I have the utmost respect for Alabama, and I think this shows that obviously we can play with anybody, Stoops said. So, enough of that. And I just watched them go through their entire conference and play pretty well. Im not pointing any fingers. But I think sometimes the comparisons arent necessarily very true. Stoops became the first coach to win all four BCS bowl games, having already won the Orange, Rose and Fiesta bowls. Before the game Stoops had provided an element of mystery by declining to say whether he would start Knight or junior Blake Bell, or how much hed play either one. Alabama led 7-0 having scored on the opening drive before Stoops made his decision know by sending Knight out with the offense for Oklahomas first series. Knight had played behind Bell much of the season. His completion percentage entering the game was 52.2. He had completed 47 passes all season before a breakout performance in which two of his TDs went for more than 40 yards. Its huge for our program, to get a win like this after no one gave us a chance all year, Knight said. Weve got to ride this into next year. We cant settle with this. ... We want the big one. Oklahoma (11-2) needed him to play that well in the 80th Sugar Bowl, the first in which quarterbacks for both teams threw for more than 300 yards. His Big 12 team vanquished an Alabama (11-2) squad that had been ranked No. 1 much of the past three seasons, winning the previous two national titles before its shot at a third straight was derailed by Auburn on the last play of the Iron Bowl in late November. Coach Nick Saban didnt find his team, favored by 16 points, was too deflated from its loss to Auburn to play up to its standard. I actually thought that the players responded in practice pretty well for this game, Saban said. We put over 500 yards of offense up. Somebody had to do something right. I dont think that we played as well on defense as were capable of or should have. McCarron passed for 387 yards and two TDs, but his two interceptions set up Oklahoma TDs. He was also sacked seven times, fumbling on the last one, and Geneo Grissom returned his second recovery of the game 8 yards for a score, sealing Alabamas first two-game skid since its Sugar Bowl loss to Utah in January 2009. Associated PressOklahoma running back Brennan Clay carries in the first half of the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night against Alabama in New Orleans. The No. 11 Sooners defeated the No. 3 Crimson Tide 45-31. Associated PressClemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant makes a catch for a touchdown as Ohio State cornerback Armani Reeves defends during the f irst half of the Orange Bowl on Friday in Miami Gardens. No. 7 Ohio State led No. 12 Clemson 35-34 in the fourth quarter. For the story, see Sundays Chronicle or visit the website at www.chronicleonline.com Orange explosion 2013 produces big numbers, not much defense Associated PressNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. With apologies to Florida State, the question must be asked: Can anyone out there play defense? The Seminoles come into the BCS title game ranked first in the country in points allowed. Auburn and the rest of them? Pretty much every one-liner about busy scoreboard operators and video-game line scores applies. Including Tuesday nights Chik-fil-A bowl, there have been nine games this season involving teams from BCS automatic-qualifier conferences that produced 100 or more points, according to STATS. Included among those: Auburns 59-42 win over Missouri in the Southeastern Conference title game. As for anything resembling the Game of the Century the 1946 classic between No. 1 Army and No. 2 Notre Dame that ended in a 0-0 deadlock: Thats an impossibility. That wont happen, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. Its trickling down now to where all the Southeastern Conference teams have parts or variations of spread offenses. Theyre very difficult to defend because of the space on the field, and then the quarterbacks running with the ball makes it even more challenging. The over-under for Monday nights title game, despite Florida States nation-leading 11.1 points-per-game allowed, is 67 1/2. The average overunder for this seasons bowl games: 58. Through the first 30 games of bowl season, winners averaged 34.6 points. Back in the day, games were decided 10-3 and that was great stuff and hopefully we can get back to that, said Central Florida linebacker Terrance Plummer, a few days before the Knights topped Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl. It was the third bowl game this season to produce more than 90 points. But Plummers vision probably wont materialize anytime soon, at least not with the way the numbers are trending. Thanks to the influx of spread offenses that dont huddle, along with a rapid-fire substitution patterns and more athletic quarterbacks, defenses have been taking an increasingly steady drubbing over the past decade or so. Teams in automaticqualifier conferences averaged 30.8 points per game this season, according to STATS, continuing an upward trend from that dates to 2006, when the big schools averaged 25.4 points per game. And by big schools, that includes some of the most hallowed programs in football. Remember toughnosed Big Ten football? This year, the conferences marquee matchup produced this score: Ohio State 42, Michigan 41. So much for three yards and a cloud of dust. Another Michigan final from this season: Wolverines 63, Indiana Hoosiers 47 in football, not hoops.
FOOTBALLCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014 B5 Associated PressCLEVELAND Bob Stoops has so far resisted the temptation to jump to the NFL. Maybe its time, and maybe its with the Browns. Oklahomas longtime coach, fresh off the Sooners stunning upset of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, did little to quell rumors he may have the inside track to Clevelands coaching vacancy. While making the media rounds Friday, Stoops was asked about any connection to Cleveland and the Youngstown, Ohio, native was coy with his responses. You never know, Stoops told Oklahoma writers. Pressed on the issue and whether it was speculation, Stoops said, theres a lot of that. And is that all? Sure, he said. This isnt the first time Stoops name has popped up when Cleveland has been looking to hire a coach. His Ohio roots have made him a natural candidate, but the 53-year-old has chosen to stay in the college ranks, keeping the Sooners among the nations elite programs. Stoops has a 160-39 record at Oklahoma and became the only coach to win all four BCS bowls Sugar, Orange, Rose and Fiesta on Thursday night when the Sooners beat the thirdranked Crimson Tide 45-31. Stoops received a contract extension in July from the school through the 2020 season. He signed a seven-year, $34.5 million deal in 2011. The Browns are in coaching search mode again after firing Rob Chudzinski last week after one season. Owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner vowed to get their second coaching search in just over a year right this time, and landing Stoops would certainly win approval points from a skeptical Cleveland fan base tired of consistent losing. The Browns have lost at least 10 games in each of the past six seasons and are looking for their seventh full-time coach since 1999. On Dan Patricks national radio show, Stoops was asked if he will ever coach in the NFL. Thats something you never know will come your way, he said. In life, things change from year to year and time to time, and right now I love what Im doing and the people I work with at Oklahoma. So right now, its not something Im looking to pursue, but you never know down the road. Stoops is represented by Cleveland-based agent Neil Cornrich. The Browns would not be averse to hiring a coach without NFL experience, especially one of Stoops stature. Haslam went hard after Chip Kelly last year, but the former Oregon coach turned down Clevelands offer before accepting Philadelphias job. Kelly now has the Eagles in the playoffs, while the Browns are again looking for a coach. Oklahomas Stoops linked to Browns opening Associated PressOklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops, an Ohio native, has been linked to the Cleveland Browns opening. Cam eager to start Panthers QB wants to be accurate Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Cam Newton knows hell need to bring his passes down if he wants to thrive in the NFL playoffs. Whether its leading Auburn to a national championship, throwing for 422 yards in his rookie debut or leading the Carolina Panthers on a lastminute drive to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots on Monday Night Football, Newton has been at his best when the games are most important. Coach Ron Rivera said big games tend to bring out the best in Newton. The Panthers hope that Newton continues that trend on Jan. 12 when he plays in his first playoff game. Newton believes he and his teammates will do just that no matter who they play. I feel when we are playing at our best there is really no team that can stop us. Newton said. But the Panthers offense hasnt been at its best in the last month. Newton has reverted at times to his tendency to throw off his back foot, thus allowing the ball to sail over the heads of intended receivers. Rivera said hes not concerned, though. We have been through this before with him before and he just makes a couple of adjustments and he gets it back down, Rivera said. Everybody goes through ups and downs. So right now he might be in a down. The Panthers have spent the bye week working to sharpen their offense, particularly the passing game. Over the past four games Newton has thrown for only 763 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 7.1 yards per pass attempt. It doesnt help that wide receiver Steve Smith is nursing a sprained ligament in his knee and missed Week 17. I need to be better, not missing throws that Im capable of making, Newton said. Associated PressCarolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton led his team to the No. 2 seed in the NFC for the NFL playoffs. Auburns Ford hits right notes on, off field Associated PressNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Dee Ford lost himself in the music late into the night, playing jazz and R&B tunes on a hotel piano. Not for an audience, just for the pure, consuming pleasure of it. Ford is No. 2 Auburns best pass rusher, a quick, aggressive defensive end who just happens to love playing the piano, in church or all alone in the team hotel like Thursday night. He played songs like current favorite Chick Coreas Spain and Lately by Tyrese until close to Auburns midnight curfew while other players were out enjoying the night life. Hes very unique, Auburn safety Robenson Therezie said. He doesnt really match the player that you see on Saturdays. Hes very quiet, nice. He likes to play the piano. When you see him go out, he looks like an R&B artist. But hes not. Ford is actually the Tigers top player on a defense that isnt high in star power or most of the national rankings. The first-team All-Southeastern Conference lineman ranks second in the SEC in sacks per game, racking up 8.5 despite missing the first two games with a sprained left knee. Hes come through with some of the Tigers biggest defensive plays during their surprising run into Monday nights BCS championship game against Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State. He had two sacks of Johnny Manziel on Texas A&Ms final drive, including one on fourth down to preserve Auburns 45-41 victory. Ford had a sack and six hurries against Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, delivering a hit on the final play of a 43-38 win after the Bulldogs drove deep into Auburn territory. Ford also stands out off the field. He speaks in soft, dulcet tones and is a sharp dresser. Ford plays piano on Sundays at Auburns New Generation Baptist Church and used to sing in his familys gospel band, the Ford Connection. He is very talented, not only on the field but also with those ivories, said Theresa Clark, wife of New Generation pastor Abraham. He plays very well. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Ford started attending the church as a freshman, and Clark said people are still surprised by his musical abilities. When we tell them Dee Ford plays for us, theyre like, Dee Ford? That big ole guy that knocks folks on the field, he plays? she said. Its still hard to believe when people hear that. And he has a love for God, too. Close friend and teammate Nosa Eguae said Fords musical talent does have its limitations. Hes a great piano player, marginal singer, Eguae said Friday. Dont listen to Nosa, Ford said when told of that analysis. He said he played one night earlier in the week thinking he was alone, until someone posted a video on Instagram. Ford sported tinted sunglasses dangling from his T-shirt during interviews Friday, often tapping on the table as if hes playing a song while answering reporters questions. I always get lost while Im playing, and I forget where I am, Ford said. Its just like Im floating in space or something. Associated PressAuburn defensive end Dee Ford warms up before practice Friday in Irvine, Calif. Auburn is scheduled to play Florida State on Monday in the BCS national championship game. Tigers defender well-rounded in life Defensive outlook FSU ready to face Auburn hurry-up attack Associated PressNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Wind sprints are no longer needed at Florida State practices. Theres plenty of running in between plays. Auburn will feature the No. 1 run game in the nation when the teams meet in the BCS championship Monday, but its not the read-option misdirection that has the Seminoles concerned. The fast-paced, hurry-up nature is the issue. To prepare for the strenuous pace, defensive coaches had players racing the offense back to the ball to line up and get set. The Tigers want to snap the ball as quickly as possible on offense and hit big plays while the defense scrambles to get in position, get the call from the sideline and make adjustments. Its not hard to run if there is nobody there, Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. The Seminoles do have a trump card that could allow them to handle the pace as well as any team. The defense is chock-full of versatile players who can remain on the field despite the call. That reduces the stress of trying to shuffle different players on the field while Auburn attempts to push the pace. All-America nickelback Lamarcus Joyner moved from the corner during the season, from safety during the offseason and leads the team with 5.0 sacks. Defensive end Christian Jones moved from middle linebacker after three games. Freshman safety Jalen Ramsey moved from cornerback after a season-ending injury to Tyler Hunter. Linebacker Telvin Smith leads the team with 75 tackles and his three interceptions are the second-most on the team. Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. is a premier run-stopper with plenty of athleticism in a 6-foot-3, 285-pound frame. Weve got a lot of guys out there that can do a lot of different things, Jones said. Playing against a team like this, its going to pay off. They like to hurry-up. They like to get the ball off before we can get set. Weve been doing a good job in practice trying to simulate that so we dont make any mistakes during the game. So far weve been doing a good job. I think the coaches go a bit too fast sometimes, but thats going to pay off in the game. Speedy freshman quarterback John Franklin has played the role of Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall, who has run for 1,023 yards. Explosive back Mario Pender, who was academically ineligible during the regular season, has mimicked Heisman finalist Tre Mason. So, there hasnt been any lack of speed on the Florida State scout team. But Auburn didnt set the single-season school record for yards rushing at 4,364 by accident. I feel like were pretty good at what we do, and thats what got us here, Mason said. Thats our edge, running our plays at a fast pace, and a very high tempo. We feel like thats our edge, getting the ball snapped before theyre even ready or realize. When we play that fast, I feel like its hard for them to determine where the ball is at. Clemson presented Florida State with a hurry-up look, but those Tigers werent as effective as their Southeastern Conference counterparts. There was more of an emphasis on the misdirection for the defense and controlling their assigned gaps along the line of scrimmage. Thats also a concern with Auburn. They create problems with edge with motions, which youve got to set edges and they can outflank you, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. When they do, you have to be gap-control sound inside. ... Different guys can carry the ball and theyll (throw a) deep ball (to) a guy and create big plays that way and then the tempo. Its a combination of all those things and they execute it very well. Auburns 34-28 win over thenNo.1 Alabama is an example. The Tigers rushed six consecutive times while down by seven points and starting on their own 17-yardline. Then Marshall hit Sammie Coates for a 39-yard touchdown to tie with 32 seconds left in the game. We werent tired at all and we were able to run the ball and obviously make a big play with the pass, Auburns C.J. Uzomah said. Thats something that definitely takes a toll on a defense. Pruitt knows. Thats why Florida State practices like it does. And thats why Fisher loves versatile athletes who can play in multiple positions and scenarios. Youve got to get lined up first, Pruitt said. Get back to the ball so we can get lined up. If that means we played one front, one coverage all day, as long as we can get lined up, youve got to make them earn it. Associated PressFlorida State linebacker Telvin Smith runs a drill during practice Friday in Costa Mesa, Calif. The top-ranked Seminoles will face No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game in Pasadena, Calif.
B6SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLENFL 2013 NFL All-Pro TeamNEW YORK The Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members: OFFENSE QuarterbackPeyton Manning, Denver. Running BacksLeSean McCoy, Philadelphia; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City. FullbackMike Tolbert, Carolina. Tight EndJimmy Graham, New Orleans. Wide ReceiversCalvin Johnson, Detroit; Josh Gordon, Cleveland. TacklesJoe Thomas, Cleveland; Jason Peters, Philadelphia. GuardsLouis Vasquez, Denver; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia. CenterRyan Kalil, Carolina. PlacekickerJustin Tucker, Baltimore. Kick ReturnerCordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota. DEFENSE EndsJ.J. Watt, Houston; Robert Quinn, St. Louis. TacklesGerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit. Outside LinebackersRobert Mathis, Indianapolis; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay. Inside LinebackerLuke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco. CornerbacksRichard Sherman, Seattle; Patrick Peterson, Arizona. SafetiesEarl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Berry, Kansas City. PunterJohnny Hekker, St. Louis. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE QuarterbackNone. Running BacksAdrian Peterson, Minnesota; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay. FullbackMarcel Reece, Oakland. Tight EndVernon Davis, San Francisco. Wide ReceiversA.J. Green, Cincinnati; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh. TacklesTyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Staley, San Francisco. GuardsJahri Evans, New Orleans; Logan Mankins, New England, and Josh Sitton, Green Bay. CenterAlex Mack, Cleveland. PlacekickerMatt Prater, Denver. Kick ReturnerDexter McCluster, Kansas City. DEFENSE EndsMario Williams, Buffalo; Greg Hardy, Carolina. TacklesDontari Poe, Kansas City; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, Jurrell Casey, Tennessee, and Justin Smith, San Francisco. Outside LinebackersTamba Hali, Kansas City; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco. Inside LinebackersVontaze Burfict, Cincinnati; Karlos Dansby, Arizona. CornerbacksAqib Talib, New England; Joe Haden, Cleveland, and Alterraun Verner, Tennessee. SafetiesEric Weddle, San Diego; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, T.J. Ward, Cleveland, Devin McCourty, New England, and Antrel Rolle, New York Giants. PunterBrandon Fields, Miami. Manning unanimous All-Pro pick Bucs David, McCoy tabbed for first-team honors Associated PressNEW YORK Peyton Manning has responded to a lost season the way he reacted to all of his great seasons. By having more great seasons. Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback. The Denver star set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards through the air. He was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning also was an All-Pro for Indianapolis in 2003, , and and last season made it as a Bronco. Hes been on the All-Pro team in both seasons since missing 2011 after several neck surgeries. I think its well documented that this is the second chapter of my career, and didnt know what to expect off that injury and new team, new players and new physical state after an injury, said Manning, a four-time league MVP who never missed a pro start before 2011. So I had no idea what to expect, and Ive put a lot of time and a lot of hard work in to it. But Ive received a lot of help along the way from coaches and trainers and strength coaches and teammates. So Im very grateful. Manning still has a ways to go to set the record for most All-Pro appearances at any position. Among the players ahead of him is Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice with 10. New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis each drew 49 votes. Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had 48. Minnesota kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson was the only rookie on the squad. Eighteen NFC players and nine from the AFC made the team. Carolina and Philadelphia each had three: linebacker Luke Kuechly, center Ryan Kalil and fullback Mike Tolbert for the Panthers; NFL rushing leader McCoy, guard Evan Mathis and tackle Jason Peters for coach Chip Kellys Eagles. Just when Chip came here, we knew we were going to run the ball, McCoy said. The linemen, theyve all been healthy this whole year. Theyve been blocking so well for me and without those guys, its not possible. Only two members of the top teams in each conference made the All-Pro team. Joining Manning from the Broncos (13-3) was guard Louis Vasquez. Joining Sherman from the Seahawks (13-3) was safety Earl Thomas. It is very special, especially in a special season, Sherman said. If youre having a special season and your team has four wins or five wins, Im sure it doesnt feel as good. But when your team is winning, your defense is No. 1 in every category and youre just contributing, youre not even trying to do anything special individually, youre just contributing to the entire group. It really feels special. And with the chance to do what we have a chance to do this year, it would be fantastic. Unlike Sherman, many of the players chosen did not enjoy huge team success this season: 12 of the 27 failed to make the playoffs. Rounding out the offense were receivers Calvin Johnson of Detroit and Josh Gordon of Cleveland; running back Jamaal Charles of Kansas City; and tackle Joe Thomas of Cleveland. Other All-Pros on defense were ends J.J. Watt of Houston and Robert Quinn of St. Louis; tackles Gerald McCoy of Tampa Bay and Ndamukong Suh of Detroit; outside linebacker Lavonte David of Tampa Bay; inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman of San Francisco; cornerback Patrick Peterson of Arizona; and safety Eric Berry of Kansas City. The special teamers were Patterson, kicker Justin Tucker of Baltimore and punter Johnny Hekker of St. Louis. One of 15 first-time AllPros, Kuechly was last seasons Defensive Rookie of the Year. Its an individual award, but its a representation of the team, he said. You got to always remember that you have four guys in front of you. You got the other linebackers, the coaches and the DBs behind you that make everything possible. Overall, 16 clubs were represented on the All-Pro team: Denver, Kansas City, Cleveland, Baltimore, Houston and Indianapolis in the AFC; Philadelphia, Carolina, Seattle, Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, New Orleans, Arizona, Minnesota and San Francisco in the NFC. Associated PressDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback. Lavtone DavidTampa Bay Buccaneers LB. Gerald McCoyTampa Bay Buccaneers DT. Colts host Chiefs in first round Indy will try to slow down Charles, KC Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS Colts coach Chuck Pagano has kept it loose all week. Hes been cracking jokes, encouraging laughter and trying to put football in perspective. He does not want Saturdays playoff game to change the routine, so he is imploring the Colts to make this business as usual even with the Chiefs coming to town for a wild-card game. Its no time to pressure up. Its no time to get outside of anything youve done at this point, Pagano said. You come in, you meet, you have a walkthrough, you practice well and then you play well. Dont do anything different. Just understand whats at stake. It is one-and-done. That doesnt mean go play tight and those types of things and put any added pressure on yourself. You do that and youre not going to play well. Pagano has seen what happens when teams play tight. So have Colts fans, more times than they care to count. Its not easy making a playoff week seem normal. There are all sorts of potential distractions ticket requests, travel plans, holiday celebration, even unforeseen medical emergencies. Last year, just before their wild-card game at Baltimore, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was hospitalized. Indy managed only three field goals in a 24-9 loss as a bunch of Colts made their postseason debuts; Arians turned out to be OK and wound up getting hired by the Cardinals. But the Colts youngsters learned some key lessons that have helped this time around. There can be a little more focus during the week. There can be some more distractions. Thats where you really need to sort of hunker down, quarterback Andrew Luck said. As far as playing the game and practice, weve gotten to this point doing some things well. Now, its the Chiefs turn. Coach Andy Reid and new general manager John Dorsey followed the same plan Pagano and Ryan Grigson used to rebuild the Colts new coach, new GM, new quarterback, new roster. Kansas City, like the Colts, went from 2-14 to 11-5 and back to the playoffs with nearly two dozen firstor second-year guys. A few of the playoff veterans now find themselves explaining to teammates what to expect today. I know my first time, I acted like a rookie. I was excited and fumbled the ball twice, AFC rushing champ Jamaal Charles said. Now Im going in my second time and seeing other people, becoming a vet, 27 years old, I really want this, I really want to go far, and if I have to put the team on my back, I will. Former Colts coach Tony Dungy usually told players something else most playoff games are lost rather than won and the teams that fare best stick to the plan. Translation: Trying to do too much will only get you and your teammates in trouble. AFC wild-card game No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) at No. 4 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) Time: 4:35 p.m. today. TV: NBC Familiar paths Saints Brees, Eagles Foles have much history Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Ten years after Drew Brees led Westlake High School to the Texas state championship, Nick Foles came along and broke many of his passing records but couldnt deliver another title for the Austin-based school. The two quarterbacks go head-tohead for the first time in the NFL with more at stake when Brees and the New Orleans Saints (11-5) visit Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) in an NFC wild-card playoff game tonight. Drew is a tremendous player. Hes a guy that Ive looked up to, Foles said. Hes a great role model for fellow players, kids and adults. What he does in the community, what hes done for Louisiana and across the nation, he does a great job of being a good person, helping people in need. Hes a guy Ive watched on film and just watched what hes done and I have a lot of respect for him as a player and a person. I know Westlake is really proud. Brees watched Foles play once in high school when he returned in 2006 for the 10-year reunion of the Chapparals 1996 championship team. Foles led Westlake to the state championship game that year, only to lose to Southlake Carroll 43-29. The players hadnt met each other until the Eagles played at New Orleans last year. Foles was Michael Vicks backup then. I heard a lot about him when he was at Westlake, but there was a 10-year age difference, Brees said. I followed his career. He has been pretty impressive for such a young player, mature beyond his years. I wouldnt say that I am all that surprised because he is a Westlake guy. He has played great. Brees went to Purdue after Westlake, was drafted by San Diego and ended up in New Orleans, where hes established himself as one of the NFLs all-time best quarterbacks. Brees is an eight-time Pro Bowl pick who just threw for 5,000 yards for the fourth time in his career. No other QB has ever done it more than once. Brees led the Saints to a Super Bowl victory over Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in February 2010. Hell be trying to help them win their first playoff game on the road in six tries when they meet the Eagles. When hes out there, hes a warrior, Foles said. There arent many guys who can make the throws that he makes. He has great intensity and hes an underrated athlete. Ive seen pictures of him dunking on goalposts and certain things. You can just see his leadership, and Ive always looked up to him as a leader. I think hes a great guy and a great quarterback, but on and off the field hes the same guy, and I respect that about him. Foles started six games as a rookie last year for a 4-12 team. He began this season as a backup, but took over after Vick was injured and had a remarkable year. He was 8-2 as a starter, helping the Eagles rebound from a 1-3 start to win the NFC East. Foles led the NFL with the third-highest passer rating (119.2) in league history, threw 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. It is amazing, Brees said. Its extremely impressive. Those are pretty unprecedented numbers, especially for a guy whos in his first year as a starter. Im very happy for his success. Associated PressIn this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Westlake High School quarterback Nick Foles looks for a receiver against Austin High during a football game in Austin, Texas. Ten years after Drew Brees led Westlake High School to victory in the Texas state championship game, Foles broke several of his passing records but lost in the title game. The two quarterbacks meet with far more at stake Saints vs. Eagles in an NFC wild-card game. NFC wild-card game No. 6 New Orleans Saints (11-5) at No. 3 Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) Time: 8:10 p.m. today. TV: NBC
Im not big on reflecting upon my life, past, present or future, and now thanks to Facebook I dont have to Facebook has done it for me. Today I logged onto my page and it said to click here to see my biggest moments of 2013, culled from my status updates throughout the year. (Im curious to know how they choose which ones are big moments. Where mine are concerned, Im guessing it may be my use of exclamation points.) As we enter a new year, here are some of my biggest moments from the year that just passed: Jan. 23: Free to good home: 10 unwanted pounds. Warning: They multiply so you may need to get them spayed or neutered. Alas, no takers on my offer. The year I turned 50 I had lost 40 pounds and have mostly kept them off, which Ive taken extreme pleasure and great pride in. However, a few years ago my metabolism slowed to a snails pace and my weight has steadily increased, despite my efforts. Whats most frustrating and aggravating is the realization of how much of my sense of self is in my appearance. Its been my god for a very long time, and the real God does not share his throne with anyone or anything else. I wish I could say Ive given up the struggle for god-ness, but I havent. I dont know how to stop caring about how I look, neither do I know how to love God more than I love myself. March 24: I kissed a 60-year-old Bearcat today! May 3: years with the same Bearcat. Not long enough. On March 24, my husband, whom I call Bearcat, turned 60, and our 38th anniversary was May 3. When we got married, we barely knew each other, and its a surprise to both of us that were still happily together. He makes me crazy at times, but I cant imagine life without him. It was when we were married 31 years and he had open-heart surgery that I began thinking that as each year passes, it isnt long enough. Thats a gift from God. Thatis a gift of grace. July 18: Hey, Citrus County people go visit Sandy Shuart at her secondhand childrens clothing store, Baby Blessings.... Sandy is an amazing woman. Her youngest daughter, Kelly, was my daughter, Lauras, childhood best friend, and Laura thinks of Sandy as her second mom. Kelly died from leukemia on New Years Eve 2004 at age 21. Sandy has endured incredible pain, yet she glows. Whenever I see her, I smile because God let me play a teeny role in Sandy and her family coming to know the amazing grace of God. He is so, so good. Sept. 23: Were getting a Panera in Inverness! Spring 2014! I dont know why Facebook chose this as one of my biggest moments of 2013. Again, it must be the exclamation points. Even so, I posted it because to me its a sign that our local economy may be improving. The earth is not our real or ultimate home, but while were here I believe we should seek the welfare and well-being of our neighbors and community. That said, I need to get out more and learn who my neighbors are and how I might be a blessing to them. Thats a goal I should make for 2014, to think more of others and less of myself. Dec. 19: Guarding the holiday goodies. This message accompanied a photo taken of me and some co-workers in front of a dessert-laden counter during our annual company party. That day a co-worker teased me several times about my eating. This is significant: I laughed. For most of my life Ive battled with my weight and body image, and at one time such teasing would have sent me crying in humiliation and shame. I have come a long way God has healed me. Hes been kind and gracious to me. Dec. 24: Received my first email ever from my daddy! Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever. Well, maybe not best ever, but close. Now 80, my dad recently got an iPad and is learning about life online. He and my mom live far away in Mexico, and this helps to bridge the distance between us. For many years I was emotionally estranged from them, but now Im not. Once again, God has shown me his goodness and mercy. That email from my dad gives me hope that God can do even greater things. I will be looking for them in 2014.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@chronicle online.com.RELIGION Section CSATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES RELIGION NEWS Nye to visit Creation Museum for debate Pope warns of fallout from trained priests Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. Bill Nye The Science Guy is set to visit Kentucky to debate evolution and biblical creation with the founder of the Creation Museum. Ken Ham wrote on his Facebook page Thursday that he will square off Feb. 4 with Nye, the former host of a popular science TV show for youths. The event is likely to attract plenty of attention in scientific and faith circles, as Nye is a high-profile advocate of science education and Ham is a respected leader among Christians who believe the Bibles origin story is a factual account of the Earths beginnings. Ham had been hoping to attract the star of TVs Bill Nye The Science Guy to the northern Kentucky museum after Nye said in an online video last year that teaching creationism was bad for children. The video was viewed nearly 6 million times on YouTube. Having the opportunity to hold a cordial but spirited debate with such a well-known personality who is admired by so many young people will help bring the creationevolution issue to the attention of many more people, including youngsters, Ham said in a release Thursday. The Creation Museum has been lauded by supporters and prodded by scientists for exhibits that assert the Earth was created in a few days about 6,000 years ago. It also has displays with dinosaurs and humans living alongside each other, in contradiction to scientific findings that the two species were separated by more than 60 million years. Nye said in an Associated Press interview in September that steering children away from evolution and teaching creationism would hurt scientific advances. Science has demonstrated that the Earth is billions of years old, and if that conflicts with your beliefs, I strongly feel you should question your beliefs, he told the AP Nye, who is executive director of the Planetary Society, said in that interview that he would be willing to travel to Kentucky and debate Ham if the museum paid his travel expenses. An email message sent to Nyes assistant was not returned Thursday. Nye agreed to participate in the debate early last month, said Mark Looy, vice president of outreach for Answers in Genesis, the ministry that operates the Creation Museum. Ham said some mocking, strident evolutionists have invited him and other Creation Museum staff to debates in the past, but they have declined. Ham wanted to engage with Nye because, as a serious advocate for his beliefs, Nyes opinions carry weight in society, Ham said in the release. The event will be titled Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins? Tickets to the evening event at the museums Legacy Hall will be $25. Associated PressVATICAN CITY Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each others differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers. We are all children of one heavenly father. We belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny, Francis said, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peters Square, jammed with tens of thousands of faithful, tourists and Romans. This brings a responsibility for each to work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in ones diversity, and take care of one another, the pope said. Setting aside his prepared text for a moment, he expressed impatience with violence in the world. What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity? Francis asked. Its time to stop. He told the crowd this reflection was inspired by a letter he received from a man maybe one of you who lamented that there are so many tragedies and wars in the world. I, too, believe that it will be good for us to stop ourselves in this path of violence and search for peace, Francis said. In his remarks to the oftenapplauding crowd, he also expressed hope that the gospel of brotherhood speak to every conscience and knock down the walls that impede enemies from recognizing that they are brothers. Earlier, during his homily at New Years Mass in St. Peters Basilica, Francis spoke of humanitys journey in the year unfolding and invoked what he said were words of blessing, explaining that they are strength, courage and hope. Not an illusory hope, he added, based on frail human Associated PressPope Francis looks at the nativity scene set in St. Peters square after celebrating a New Years Eve vespers service in St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican. Pope Francis has used his traditional year-end prayer service of thanksgiving to urge people to ask themselves: Did they spend 2013 to further their own interests or to help others? Thats what we all should courageously consider as New Years celebrations get under way, the pontiff said, as he led the service in St. Peters Basilica on Tuesday evening. My life according to Facebook Pope Francis expresses wishes for new yearSee POPE/ Page C4 Associated PressVATICAN CITY Pope Francis has warned that priests can become little monsters if they arent trained properly as seminarians, saying their time studying must be used to mold their hearts as well as their minds. Francis also warned against accepting men for the priesthood who may have been implicated in sexual abuse or other problems, saying the protection of the Catholic faithful is most important. The pontiff made the comments Nov. 29 during a closed-door meeting of 120 superiors of religious orders who gathered at the Vatican for their regular assembly. On Friday, the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica provided a report of the three-hour, informal question and answer session. The Vatican never provided a transcript of the meeting. The magazine, which interviewed Francis last year, quoted the first Jesuit pope as telling the superiors he wants them to wake up the world with their work, particularly with the poor. Truly to understand reality we need to move away from the central position of calmness and peacefulness and direct ourselves to the peripheral areas, he said.
Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000GWS9 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 000GWV0 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 000GWW1 Nursery Provided 2180 N.W. Old Tallahassee Rd. 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Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wed./Eve. Bible Study 6:00 p.m. 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 000GWXQ 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 000GWSU First Assembly of God 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 000GWWW 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: email@example.com Check us out on Facebook 3790 E. Parsons Point Rd. Hernando, FL 34442 352-726-6734 Visit us on the Web at www.fbchernando.com 000GWTI 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 000GWWG 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 000GTEC 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 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 000GWZL 000GWVT 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 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 000GWZI 000GWZM 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. C2SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION Look around you and notice all the things in daily life that we love to measure: the distance to the theme parks, the length of the driveway for tax purposes, the amount of ounces inn a so-called pound of coffee, the divisions in cutting a pizza, the number of teaspoons of sugar for chocolate chip cookies, the number of degrees in the temperature scale and the amount of flooring we would need to cover the bedroom. While these are all seemingly mundane measurements, in the Jewish tradition there is a whole set that is used to calculate lengths and amounts of various objects when used for ritual purposes. In the Torah, we are confronted with the measurements used to build Noahs ark (300 hundred cubits long. 50 cubits wide and 30 high.) We are also given the dimensions of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (length was 60 cubits, its width 20, and its height 40) But what is a cubit in modern measurement? In ancient times, measurements were based on parts of the body. We do the same thing today when we pace out an area by taking precise footsteps. Measurements of length from the biblical/Talmudic periods consisted of etzbah (pl.etzbaot), fingerlength,tefach (pl. tefachim), the measure of a palm or fist, sometimes referred to as a handbreath, zeret (pl.zraot), a handspan and the elusive amah (pl. amot) a cubit. which was the length of the tip of the middle finger to the elbow. On an average-sized man, using my husband for an example, the length was 19 inches. Contrast this to me, an average sized woman, and the amount was 16 inches. It is probably safe to say that the male measurement would have been the standard so that can give you an idea how big both Noahs ark and Solomons Temple were. Other measurements used were borrowed from other cultures in the Middle East. In this case we have the mil (pl. milin ) which was a Roman term with an equivalent of 2000 amot (cubits) and parsa which was a Persian measure of length of about 4 milin. When it came to Jewish rituals, measurements were very important. There had to be a standard for what consititued the proper size for a sukkah, for example, or how much matzah that one was obligated to eat on Passover. Beitzah, the volume of an egg and kzayit or the amount or size of an olive are often used as examples when determining portion size for ritual purposes. In these cases, size does matter because an observant Jew would want to eat the proper amounts of ritual foods in order to fulfill the mitzvah, commandment, of the act. As we enter into the secular year of 2014, may we all measure up spiritually. May we measure our words so as not to slander or embarrass others, and may our good deeds be without measure. As for the waistbands on our pants, may we all strive to reduce the size in order to live healthier. Happy New Y ear! Counting for good measure Judi SiegalJUDIS JOURNAL RELIGION NOTES MUSIC & MORE The Diggles Family, full-time Southern Gospel recording artists, will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at First Christian Church of Inverness at 2018 Colonade St. in Inverness behind the new RaceTrac gas station on State Road 44. Call the church at 352-344-1908. The community is welcome to attend the concert. There is no charge for tickets. The Diggles family is led by Doug Diggles, who sings lead, tenor, baritone, bass and plays the piano. Christa sings, plays the violin, viola, guitar, classical guitar, piano, mountain dulcimer and is also arranging musical pieces. Diane Diggles brings an extra beauty to many of the songs by interpreting them through sign language. She also runs the soundboard. The Jacob Brothers Gospel Music Trio will perform at Joy Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the church sanctuary. The Jacob Brothers Bob and Mike Jacobs and Mike Lawyer are gospel veterans and have been dedicated to the ministry spreading the Gospel through music since 1962. They have traveled extensively and produced more than 50 albums. For an unforgettable experience, with a program of versatility in gospel music, do not miss this event. A freewill offering will be collected at this program. Joy Lutheran Church is on S.W. State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information, call 352-854-4509, ext 221. 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 See NOTES / Page C3
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Jamison III Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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! 000GTEE 000GWT1 Sunday Bible Study 9:15 am Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Prayer 6 pm Youth 6-8 pm Uplift Prayer and Praise 7 pm First Baptist Church Of Beverly Hills 4950 N. Lecanto Hwy Pastor Marple Lewis III (352) 746-2970 www.fbcbh.com Pastor Terry Roberts Ph: 726-0201 Independent Fundamental Cross road Bap tist Chu rch 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) 000GTEG 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 000GTEF www.hernandonazarene.org 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 000GWZH 000GXH9 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. 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 000GWUW 000GWZO 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 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 000GWVP Come, Fellowship & Grow With Us In Jesus 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 000GWY8 SERVICES Sunday AM Bible Study 9:30 Worship 10:30 Sunday PM Worship 6:00 Wednesday PM Bible Study 7:00 EVANGELIST Bob Dickey 000GWZP 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 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 000GWVM Nursery and play yard. Follows Les Feldick Teaching ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH Serving Southwest Citrus County MASSES: Saturday . . 4:30 P M Sunday . . . 8:00 A M . . . . . . . . . 10:30 A M 000GWZK U.S. 19 1 4 mile South of West Cardinal St., Homosassa 628-7000 www.gracebiblehomosassa.org email: email@example.com Men & Ladies Bible Studies, TOPS, Infant & Toddler Nursery 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 000GWVA 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 ~ 000GWTV 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 000GWTB of Floral City Rev. John Rothra Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000GWS7 RELIGIONCITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLESATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014 C3 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. For more information, call the church office at 352-795-5553 or visit www.rockcrusherchurch.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. 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. For more information, call 352-3443700.FOOD & FELLOWSHIP St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Citrus Springs will serve a Chicken Feast Dinner after Mass today, at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The dinner will be put on by K of C 15624. Cost is $8 per person and $6 for kids 12 and younger. 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 annual spaghetti dinner put on by the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon is Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Friendship Hall of the church at 21501 W. State Road 40. Seatings are at 4:30 and at 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door; children 10 and younger are $3. There is a limited number of tickets for each seating. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert, and coffee or tea. For more information or advance tickets, call the church office at 352489-4026. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for UMW Mission projects.FUN & GAMES 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 NOTESContinued from Page C2 Kwanza celebration For the ChronicleThe Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists will celebrate Kwanza Sunday. With drummers and dancers, the history and meaning of this holiday will be explained. Refreshments will follow. For information, call 465-4225 or visit www.naturecoastuu.org. 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C4SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE 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 000GWUE Places of worship that offer love, peace and harmony to all. Come on over to His house, your spirits will be lifted !!! 000GWS7 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 000GWSN Rev. Stephen Lane 00070P2 Faith Lutheran Church A Heart From God... A Heart For Others. 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 000GTEH 000GWZF 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 000GWYI 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 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 000GWZG www.stmaggie.org 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 000GWTK 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 000GWY3 SUNDAY 10:00 AM Family Worship (Coffee Fellowship 9:30-10:00) 000GWX1 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! Our Lady of Fatima C ATHOLIC C HURCH 726-1670 550 U.S. Hwy. 41 South, Inverness, Florida 000GWXO 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. The Church in the Heart of the Community with a Heart for the Community MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 000GWWY 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 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 We welcome you and invite you to worship with our family. 2018 Colonade St., Inverness 344-1908 www.fccinv.com 000GWWS 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 000GWW6 000H29I Beginning January 12, 2014 NEW SERVICE HOURS 550 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness 352-726-1252 www.fbcinverness.com *Nursery services provided Called Compelled Contagious Sunday Morning Early Worship Traditional 8:00 A.M.* Sunday School for all ages 9:00 A.M. Celebration Worship Service Blended 10:30 A.M.* Childrens Church 10:30 A.M. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH INVERNESS C4SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLERELIGION 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 000GWUE promises, or a naive hope which presumes that the future will be better simply because it is the future. In his first year as pope, Francis has charted a path for what he calls a poor church attentive to the needy. While offering new years wishes to the crowd in the square, Francis pressed his campaign on behalf of the downtrodden. We are also called to see the violence and injustices present in so many parts of the world, and which cannot leave us indifferent and immobile, Francis said. There is the need for the commitment of all to build a society that is truly more just and united. Hearing the cry of peace from peoples who are oppressed by war and by violence, Francis prayed that the courage of dialogue and reconciliation prevail over the temptation for vendetta, arrogance, corruption. The Catholic church dedicates Jan. 1 to the promotion of world peace, and St. Peters Square, just as the pope appeared, marked the end of a peace march by thousands of people. The marchers included Lula Teclehaimanut from Eritrea. The pope is truly our hope, not just for the Eritrean population but for the whole world, I believe, she said, recalling Francis call for refugees to be welcomed and treated humanely. The refugees who risk their lives to flee to Europe, many of them by boat, include some from her homeland. POPEContinued from Page C1 formation and reservations, call Ann Maccabee at 352-637-4515 or Joan Wirthman at 352-419-6232. 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 352-7465584 or Lloyd Manning at 352-489-0289. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church offers Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays featuring regular, double and special bingos, together with a jackpot and pickle game. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Kitchen features homemade soups and sandwiches. The church is on U.S. 41, three miles north of Dunnellon. 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. For more information, call 352489-5954.SPECIAL EVENTS Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills will host its monthly outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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 352527-6459 or e-mail wjeselso@ tampabay.rr.com. St. Raphael Orthodox Church will celebrate Theophany the Blessing of the Waters at noon Sunday at Hernando Public Beach. All are welcome to join Father David Balmer and the parishioners for the throwing and retrieving of the Orthodox Cross into Lake Hernando. For more information, call 352-201-1320 or visit www.straphaelchurch.org The Citrus County Camp Meeting 2014 will take place at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Trinity Independent Baptist Church on the corner of Croft Road and Hayes Street in Hernando. The speaker is James Knox of Deland. Special music and a nursery will be provided. For more information, call 352-726-0100. 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 352-2378277, Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Estelle at 352-861-2452. This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists fellowship continues its Forgotten Film Festival at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, with 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. 23s film is 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. 30s film is 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. NOTESContinued from Page C3 Visit www.ChronicleOnline.com to read todays headlines, add your thoughts to the weekly opinion poll, search the classified ads, look up movie times or play games.Go online:
Submit information at least two weeks before the e vent. Multiple publications cannot be guaranteed. Submit material at Chronicle of fices in Inverness or Crystal River; by fax at 352-563-3280; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notes tend to run one week prior to the date of an e vent. Publication on a special day cant be guaranteed. Music, nature topics at Homosassa LibraryLearn about Florida ecology through story and song at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Homosassa Branch the Friends of the Homosassa Library, with a musical presentation by Capt. Jon Semmes of Singing River Tours. Semmes will entertain and educate guests about the beauty and history of Floridas land, people and creatures. He will share the music of other performers from Florida, as it relates to the ecology and folklore of the state. For more information, visit citruslibraries.org. Wisconsinites to gather for lunchThe Wisconsin Group will gather for its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Crystal Point Community Center on Summertree Drive, off North Citrus Avenue, Crystal River. All former Wisconsinites and snowbirds are welcome to attend. All those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call Joyce 352-860-1292. Enjoy dinner, show with BH LionsThe Beverly Hills Lions Club will have a dinner and show from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 72 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Marcus Held will perform his renditions of Elvis songs to entertain everyone. He has returned from Switzerland to bring us the music we have enjoyed in the past. His costumes and music take us back to the time Elvis was so popular and still is. Cost is $11, which includes pot roast with gravy, potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert, along with coffee or iced tea. Proceeds benefit eye exams and glasses for the community, childrens Christmas projects and the Easter egg hunt for the children. Tickets can be purchased from any Lion Member or at the door. For more information, call 352-897-4899. Citrus Fishing Club angles for membersIf you like to fish with people who like to fish, and maybe learn to fish better, come see what the Citrus Fishing Club is all about. Men and women alike meet at 7p.m. the first Monday monthly at American Legion Post No. 155 at 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. For more information, call Steve Tresnak at 352-445-6743 or visit citrusfishingclub.org. COMMUNITYPage C5SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014 CITRUSCOUNTYCHRONICLE Humanitarians OF FLORIDA Buckshot Special to the ChronicleBuckshot is a pretty little gray and white kitten that needs a home. He loves to share and is curious and playful. There are also many other varieties of felines to choose from, as well. Drop by and enjoy the felines in their cage-free, homestyle environment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Humanitarians Hardin Haven on the corner of State Road 44 and North Conant Avenue, east of Crystal River. Call the Haven at 352-613-1629 for adoptions, or view most of the felines online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/ fl186.html. NEWS NOTES CITRUS COUNTY SENIOR DINING PROGRAM JANUARY 2014 btnftrnttttttttttttttttttftn ftrntttttttttttttttttftnftrntttt tttnfftrntttt MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY btn fr f bt nfrfbff b tt #$%&n "#bfb$ b$ %&f t! 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Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County and clubs throughout the world are for all kids the tall, the short, the skinny ones, the rich, the needy, smart, good behavior, bad behavior, shy, athletic, not athletic, talented, funny, whatever. Many people think Boys & Girls Clubs are only for kids who have problems. This is not true. The clubs have something positive to offer every child and to the parent of every child. A club member quickly learns that the clubs are fun and that the afterschool programs and summer sessions are great places to be. They feel the clubs belong to them and they are proud to be members. Parents are not only grateful for safe havens for their children to be after school, but are also delighted with the reasonable cost of $70 a month. Most of all, parents and kids enjoy the timetested and -proven programs offered by each club. Each of our clubs has programs to help children complete homework. Parents are thrilled that homework is completed by the time they arrive to pick up their child after school. Clubs also help members prepare for the schools (FCAT) Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test. Book clubs at each site encourage children to practice reading skills and KidzLit, a program where volunteers read aloud to children, develops oral vocabulary and a love of books. Technology labs and trained staff are available at each club for members to research and complete school assignments or to play learning games. Netsmartz is a Boys & Girls Clubs of America program that teaches Internet safety. Character building and leadership skills are promoted through community service projects, Youth of the Year and Torch Club, programs that help youths become responsible, caring citizens. The Youth of the Year program recognizes outstanding youths for leadership and good character. The Triple Play program promotes nutritional education, physical activity and character building. Our programs are preventative. They arm boys and girls with skills to withstand the different negative influences they may come under as they grow into young men and women. Call the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Club in Beverly Hills at 352-270-8841, the Robert Halleen Boys & Girls Club in Homosassa at 352-795-8624, or the Evelyn Waters Boys & Girls Club in Inverness at 352-341-2507 to register your child or to gain more information. Remember, we are for all kinds of kids and all kinds of parents. Well help you give your child the experiences he or she needs to grow into a responsible, caring adult. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County exist through grants, public and private donations and fundraising events and are partially funded by the United Way of Citrus County, Kids Central Inc. and the Florida Department of Education. When you make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County, your money stays here helping Citrus County kids. Call 352-621-9225 to make a donation or visit the clubs website at www.citrusbgc.com. Lane Vick is grant coordinator of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. Boys & Girls Clubs work with all kids Lane VickBOYS & GIRLS CLUBS TOM NOVAK/Special to the ChroniclePattie Amon, operations manager at Citrus County Animal Services, accepts pet beds from Joan Novak of the Creative Quilters. Thanks to the many members of Creative Quilters, who faithfully save their scraps, 29 more animal beds were delivered to the shelter, bringing the total of beds donated so far to 65. Amon helped fill the wagon with the beds and said the beds were especially used by the special-needs unit that helps sick and injured animals. Creative critter comfort
C6SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLEENTERTAINMENT PHILLIPALDER Newspaper Enterprise Assn.The 2013 Richard Freeman Junior Deal of the Year went to Chen Yuechen from China. The deal, which was described by Fu Tsiang, occurred during the Chinese Junior Championships, played in Suzhou, some 60 miles from Shanghai. In the auction, two hearts was either natural or a big, balanced hand. Over the forced two-spade puppet, two no-trump promised 24-26 points. After Stayman, North invited a slam with four no-trump, and South accepted despite his minimum count because he had all of those aces and kings. Without a clear opening lead, Chen (West) chose his lowest club. Cao Jiahao (East) correctly put in his nine, and South won with his ace. Declarer played a diamond to dummys jack, then ran the heart jack. How did West defend? West realized that declarer needed two more dummy entries, one to repeat the heart finesse and one to cash the 13th heart. Those entries had to come in spades. West won with his heart ace and led another diamond, a key play. (A club would have given South four tricks in the suit with a good guess. And a spade would have been won by dummys 10.) South took this trick, cashed the club king to try to drop the queen, then led his spade seven. West was ready, playing his jack to kill the second dummy entry. Now the contract had to fail. South took only three spades, two hearts, four diamonds and two clubs. (More about this deal on Monday.) 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Northern California Girl D ear Northern California: Here is an edited version of Rose Mulas piece, copyrighted in 1999. If you would like to read more of Roses work, it is available at www. seniorwomen.com. The Stranger in My House by Rose Madeline Mula A very weird thing has happened. A strange old lady has moved into my house. I have no idea who she is, where she came from, or how she got in. I certainly did not invite her. All I know is that one day, she wasnt there, and the next day, she was. She is a clever old lady, and manages to keep out of sight for the most part, but whenever I pass a mirror, I catch a glimpse of her. And whenever I look in the mirror to check my appearance, there she is, hogging the whole thing, completely obliterating my gorgeous face and body. This is very rude. I have tried screaming at her, but she just screams back. If she insists on hanging around, the least she could do is offer to pay part of the rent, but no. Every once in a while, I find a dollar bill stuck in a coat pocket or some loose change under a sofa cushion, but it is not nearly enough. I dont want to jump to conclusions, but I think she is stealing money from me. I go to the ATM and withdraw $100, and a few days later, its all gone. I certainly dont spend money that fast, so I can only conclude the old lady is pilfering from me. Youd think she would spend some of that money to buy wrinkle cream. Lord knows she needs it. And money isnt the only thing I think she is stealing. Food seems to disappear at an alarming rate especially the good stuff like ice cream, cookies and candy. I cant seem to keep that stuff in the house anymore. She must have a real sweet tooth, but shed better watch it, because she is really packing on the pounds. I suspect she realizes this, and to make herself feel better, she is tampering with my scale to make me think I am putting on weight, too. For an old lady, she is quite childish. She likes to play nasty games, like going into my closets when Im not home and altering my clothes so they dont fit. And she messes with my files and papers so I cant find anything. This is particularly annoying since I am extremely neat and organized. She also fiddles with my VCR so it does not record what I have carefully and correctly programmed. She has found other imaginative ways to annoy me. She gets into my mail, newspapers and magazines before I do, and blurs the print so I cant read it. And she has done something really sinister to the volume controls on my TV, radio and telephone. Now, all I hear are mumbles and whispers. She has done other things like make my stairs steeper, my vacuum cleaner heavier and all my knobs and faucets harder to turn. She even made my bed higher so that getting into and out of it is a real challenge. Lately, she has been fooling with my groceries before I put them away, applying glue to the lids, making it almost impossible for me to open the jars. Is this any way to repay my hospitality? She has taken the fun out of shopping for clothes. When I try something on, she stands in front of the dressing room mirror and monopolizes it. She looks totally ridiculous in some of those outfits, plus, she keeps me from seeing how great they look on me. Just when I thought she couldnt get any meaner, she proved me wrong. She came along when I went to get my picture taken for my drivers license, and just as the camera shutter clicked, she jumped in front of me! No one is going to believe that the picture of that old lady is me. ANNIES MAILBOX Bridge (Answers Monday) TROLLDIVOTEITHER ASTRAY Yesterdays Jumbles: Answer: He had his bowling ball and bowling shoes . He was READYTO ROLL Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. TEYSZ RAWOR PONIOS RICOIN Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags Print your answer here: SATURDAY EVENING JANUARY 4, 2014 C: Comcast, Citrus B: Bright House D/I: Comcast, Dunnellon & Inglis F: Oak Forest H: Holiday Heights C B D/I F H6:006:307:007:308:008:309:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:30 ^ (WESH) NBC 19 19 NFL Football NFL Football AFC or NFC Wild-Card Game: Teams TBA. (N) NewsSNL # (WEDU) PBS 3 3 14 6NewsHour Wk Charlie Rose The Lawrence Welk Show Winter G Are You Served? 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Must have fenced in yard (352) 220-7152 FREE Horse Manure You Haul (352) 628-9186 Neutered Male Cat tiger striped, black on gray, also an all grey adult male. both very friendly Call (352) 746-1904 Florida Jumbo Shrimp FRESH 15ct@ $5.00lb, Grouper @ $6.00lb Stonecrab@ $6.00lb delivered 352-897-5001 Todays New Ads 35 Sanyo TV $30. works great, 352-746-9816 ELLIPTICAL Nordic Trac Audio Strider 990. MP3, pwr ramp, fan, hr. monitor little use, Exc cond, Pd $1100, sell $500 352-489-2011 I Buy Houses ANY CONDITION CASH 352-503-3245* Im a Lady, 79 yrs Young, looking for a gentlman in the same age group for friendship. If youd like to talk pleas e call (352) 503-2338 LOCALTOWER SERVICE CO.Hiring person capable of ascending broadcast towers to service lights. Electrical exp. pref, will train. Travel req. throughout Southeast. Cpy vehicle and hotel provided. Exc pay, per diem, bonus and benefits. Background check and clean FL. Dr. Lic required. Apply in person at Hilights Inc. 1515 White Lake Dr Inverness 352-564-8830 PERSONAL ASSISTANTLIVE IN ONLY Elderly couple needs mature lady, non-smk, to assist housekeeper/ manager. Duties include care giver assistance. Private room and board in lovely home on Homosassa River. Generous wages and time off Send Resume with easily verifiable references to: PO Box 369 Homosassa Springs Fl. 34447 or EMail to email@example.com FAX 352-628-5351 PONTOON1990 24 ft Harris. 2005 50 HP Honda; No trailer, $4000(352) 634-2018 PONTOON24 Ft., set up for fishing, needs carpet, rebuilt 110 HP Johnson with TNT, new prop HD Galv. trailer, new tires, $3,000 726-1040 PT BREAKFAST SERVER; HOUSEKEEPER; MAINTENANCE PERSONNo Phone Calls Apply In Person 614 NW Hwy 19, BEST WESTERN Im a Lady, 79 yrs Young, looking for a gentlman in the same age group for friendship. If youd like to talk pleas e call (352) 503-2338 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 Antique Couch & two swivel rockers $200. for all 3 Good condition 352-634-4329 Chipper/ShredderCraftsman 3 7.5 HP, OHV, Model # 247.776350. Strong machine, little use. $350 OBRO (352) 489-2011 Cook, Server, & Counter Server Exp. Only applyTaking Applications at Chicken KingHernando 2420 N Florida Hwy NO PHONE CALLSNEW OWNERSHIP DODGE1999 Ram,4WD, 115k miles $1600 (352) 382-4896 Female Yellow Lab approx. 1 year old Lost in the vicinity of SR 44 and 491 on New Years Eve. She wasnt wearing a collar. REWARD (352) 400-1562
SATURDAY,JANUARY4,2014 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! www.twitter.com/ citruschronicleFollow the 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 A-1 Hauling, Cleanups, garage clean outs, trash, furniture & misc. Mark (352) 287-0767 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal Lic. 352-584-5374 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job Call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ASAPPAINTING CHRIS SATCHELL 30 yrs. Exp., Excel. Ref. Insured 352-464-1397 CALLSTELLAR BLUE All Int./ Ext. Painting Needs. Lic. & Ins. FREE EST. (352) 586-2996 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR & ODD JOBS. 30 yrs J. Hupchick Lic./Ins. (352) 726-9998 GREGS MARCITE Florida Gem, Diamond Brite Marcite, FREE EST. 746-5200 Lic.#C2636 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 Pressure Washing, Roof Coating, Drive ways & any Handyman Service Lic# 39477 (352) 464-3748 We Do Almost Anything, Inside/Out No job too big or small Quality Work, 746-2347or 422-3334 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 01/31/14 Lic# CAC1817447 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 TREE SERVICE Dry Oak Firewood, 4x8 Delivered & Stacked $80. (352) 344-2696 OAK FIRE WOOD Seasoned 4x8 stack. Delivered & Stacked $80 (352) 637-6641 Install, restretch, repair Clean, Sales, Vinyl Carpet, Laminent, Lic. #4857 Mitch, 201-2245 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 **ABOVE ALL** M & W INTERIORS Handyman services Northern Quality Southern prices! (352) 537-4144 *ABC PAINTING* 30 + YRS.EXP.LIC./INS for an EXCELLENT job call Dale and Sons 352-586-8129 ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 Af for dable Handyman FAST 100% Guar. AFFORDABLE RELIABLE Free Est 352-257-9508 BIANCHI CONCRETE INC.COM Lic/Ins #2579352-257-0078 CURB APPEAL Yardscape, Curbing, Flocrete. River Rock Reseals & Repairs. Lic. (352) 364-2120 ROBS MASONRY & CONCRETE Driveways tear outs, tractor work, Lic. #1476, 726-6554 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Mulch, Stone Hauling & Tractor Work (352) 341-2019 AllAROUND TRACTORLand clearing, Hauling Site Prep, Driveways Lic/Ins 352-795-5755 COUNTYWIDE DRY-WALL25 yrs exp. lic.2875, all your drywall needs! Ceiling & Wall Repairs. Pop Corn Removal 352-302-6838 #1 A+TECHNOLOGIES All Home Repairs. All TVs Installed lic#5863 352-746-3777 DUN-RITE ELECTRIC Since / Free Est. lic EC 13002699 352-726-2907 ROCKYS FENCINGFREE Est., Lic. & Insured 352-422-7279 SMITTYS APPLIANCE REPAIR. Also W anted Dead or Alive W ashers & Dryers. FREE PICK UP! 352-564-8179 SHADYVIEW CANVAS Awnings *Carports*Boat Tops & Covers upholst 352 613-2518 JEFFS CLEANUP/HAULING Clean outs/ Dump Runs Brush Removal. Lic. 352-584-5374 Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! 000GWRT Youve Got It!Somebody Wants It!(352)563-5966www.chronicleonline.com640980B CRYSTALRIVERRent with Option 3/2, $550., 2/1 $450 + block storage bld. All Offer 352-364-3067 or (612) 226-0091 HOMOSASSA2/1, $550 mo. Near Walmart 352-464-3159 FACTORYREPO MUST SEE!, 16X80 3/2, No Hidden Fees Incls: Deliv, Set, A/C Heat, Skirting, Steps, Gutters, 352-795-1272 FACTORYREPO New 2014, 28x80, 4/2 (No Hidden Fees) Incls: Deliv, Set, A/C, Heat, Skirting, Steps & Gutters $67,900 WILLNOT LAST! 352-795-1272 Floral City 12x56 MH 2/br, 1 ba on 80x152 ft lot.$21,000. Fixer er up. (352) 726-8873 Mini Farms, 2000, 3/2 DWMH on 10 Acres Main road, cleared and fenced. 12x16 shed and 24x36 garage. 5 irrigated acres. Great for horses or blueberries. Asking $124,900 352-364-2985 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 Fleetwood 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! Starting at$499/month John L yons @ 800 622 2832 ext 210 for det ails 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 SW 2Br/2Ba in Crystal River with screened patio on more then ac land. Quite area near town. $22,500 Owner Finance possible 727-480-5512 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 Hernando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW, 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened porches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 Homosassa Adult Park 2BR/1BA. Newly remodeled w/ new stove & refrig.New 8x8 shed.$295 lot rent. $4,800 (608) 921-5564 Jack Russell Terriers Mother and Father on premise. Ready to go Five males $200/ea 352-613-9135 ROSCORosco, a beautiful pit bull/terrier mix, black w/white chest, very calm, gentle & obedient, good w/other dogs, wonderful w/ people, very loving, good w/cats, walks calmly on leash, wt. 66 lbs. A volunteer favorite. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. 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 TINYTiny is a gorgeous 2 yr old Staffordshire terrier mix, extremely obedient & intelligent, loving & affectionate, gets along with some dogs, all cats, and all people and children.Rides well in the car. Tiny is gorgeous-sure to turn heads by your side. Call Laci @352-212-8936 WINNIEWinnie is a small Lab/Bulldog mix, wt 40 lbs., is 3 1/2 years old. In her life before the shelter lived in a family with a child & is know to be very good with kids. Described as amazingly sweet but does best with male dogs. Call Wanda @ 352-344-5737. 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! POOLTABLE Oak with slate top, leather pockets, queen ann legs, W/ all acces. Exc Cond. $350 (352) 464-2687 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 DOLLYMeet Dolly, 6-y.o. Bulldog/terrier mix, wt 54 lbs., has had an unfortunate life, still one of the sweetest dogs ever. Shows signs of neglect, but amazingly is full of love for people, playful & very happy, craves affection and returns it, so deserving of a loving home. Sweet personality. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288. RAVENYou want sweet? Here she is, gentle & calm 7-month-old Labrador mix, very eager to please, walks well on leash, takes treats gently, sits when asked, not interested in cats. Her family lost their home, but shes had a good start in life, very loving. Needs her own home. Call Joanne @ 352-795-1288 HARLEYSTOCK EXHAUSTPIPES NEW FITS 1350-1450 SLIDE ON ONLY$75 352-464-0316 K-CUPS -TULLYS COFFEEHOUSE BLEND, MED ROAST 26 K-cups. $16 Call local 228-7372 PORTABLE ELEC TYPEWRITER W/CASE & owners manual.No longer needed.$25.Like new 352-746-4160 RATTAN AND GLASS ENTRYTABLE, 27 tall, 44 wide, 18 deep, excellent condition, $75, (352) 465-1813 RATTAN AND GLASS ETAGERE, 74 tall, 30 wide, 18 deep, excellent condition, $95, (352) 465-1813 RUBBERMAID PATIO BENCH/STORAGE -like new 4ft 5in w. seat depth 20in to back $35.00 352-527-9982 4 WHEELWALKERseat, hand brakes & wheel locks, folds for storage, Ex., $45. 352-628-0033 4 WHEELED WALKER w/ seat & brakes. Only $75 352-464-0316 4TOILETSEAT RISER. MAKES IT EASIER TO GET UP.0NLY$20 352-464-0316 CHILDS MANUAL WHEELCHAIR, GOOD SHAPE, YELLOW W/ FOOTRESTS. ONLY $85 352-464-0316 Manual Wheelchair W/ Footrests, Great Shape, Only $100 352-464-0316 Pride Mobility Products Inc, Burgundy Cloth Chair Lift. $450 586-0341. Cable Knelson Piano looks and works great. Real good cond. Asking $300. 352-795-1495 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 GEORGE FOREMAN GRILLE NEW, NEVER USED,W/OWNERS MANUAL.$25 352-746-4160 K-CUPS -TULLYS COFFEEHOUSE BLEND, MED ROAST 26 K-cups. $16. Call local 228-7372 ELLIPTICAL Nordic Trac Audio Strider 990. MP3, pwr ramp, fan, hr. monitor little use, Exc cond, Pd $1100, sell $500 352-489-2011 MANUALTREADMILL DIGITALREADOUT, FOLDS UPFOR EASY STORAGE, ONLY $95 464-0316 2 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS. 2 older sets in bags and 1 caddy. $50 for all. 527-1239 Concealed Weapons Permit Course DANS GUN ROOM (352) 726-5238 James Anglin Gunsmith 12 gage pump, new in box $259.00, ak 47 drum $150. 352-419-4800 White Wicker Trundle Bed, Steel enforced, Great Shape $95. (352) 897-4198 Wooden Hutch filled with china and old silverware, asking $400. obo (352) 419-6865 AFFORDABLE Top Soil, Mulch, Stone Hauling & Tractor Work (352) 341-2019 30 PLANTS FOR WATER GARDEN BLUE FLOWERS.DONT KNOW THEIR NAMES 10 FOR $15 464-0316 CRYSTAL RIVERFri Sat & Sun 9a-3p 488 to Ira Martin, Rt. Ohio, Left to: 8455 N. Carousel Ter. Crystal RiverFri-Sat 9a-3p HUGE Compsr, generator, wldr, kerosene frcd air htr,chnsw,weedwackers, leafblowers,6& 8almn lddrs, tools, autobody repair tools, hsewares, collectables, & more. 8960 N. Cacalia Dr. 352-564-4221 FLORALCITYSat 1/04 9am-3pm Lot s of Great Items Singing Forest Park Residents. Off Old Floral City Rd @ Keating, Baker & Ogden INVERNESSFri. 3, & Sat. 4, 8a-4p 3 FAMILY SALE Computer desk, drill press, sander, bench grinder, router & MORE 3911 S. Linwood Terr. Off Apopka, 228-1697 DRESS SHIRTBristol & Bull New Tag says 79.50/selling $25 Linda 423-4163 SPORTS JACKETS size 42, like new. $10 each 352-746-4160 SUITGray suit,size 42,hardly worn,like new $15,waist 34,length 29 352-746-4160 5 GI -JOES WITH STORAGE CASE SOME CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES $30. 464-0316 225/75R -16 Goodyear light truck tire GREATSHAPE ONLY $60 352-464-0316 7-5 GALLON METAL OLD FUELCANS WITH SPOUTS ALLFOR $100 464-0316 APPLIANCES like new washers/dryers, stoves, fridges 30 day warranty trade-ins, 352-302-3030 CAR COVER (BREATHABLE) FOR MEDIUM SIZE CAR MALIBU ONLY$30 352-464-0316 CHROME CLOTHES RACK FOR STORE DISPLAY, 4 arms, excellent condition, $40, (352) 465-1813 Dining room table and 4 chairs, light oak $150; Nice wood couch table, $50 (352) 795-7254 Florida Jumbo Shrimp FRESH 15ct@ $5.00lb, Grouper @ $6.00lb Stonecrab @ $6.00lb delivered 352-897-5001 FOUR 2 DRAWER METALFILE CABINETS. Good condition. $50 for all. 527-1239 VIDEO CASSETTE PLAYER AC/DC.Ideal for RV.2 way power $25 Symphonic. 352-746-4160 Chipper/ShredderCraftsman 3 7.5 HP, OHV, Model # 247.776350. Strong machine, little use.$350 OBRO (352) 489-2011 5 pc. Dining Set w/swivel chairs, wicker backs, square table & sage/brown $225. (352) 897-4154 2 ASHLEY 5-DRAWER DRESSER CABINETS BARELY USED!!! ONLY A FEW MONTHS OLD!!! Buy both for $400 or $225 for 1 352-746-1910 2 VINTAGE CHAIRS. Gold swivel rocker and brown/rust fixed chair. Nice condition. $25 for both. 527-1239 2 VINTAGE COFFEE TABLES. 1 round with lazy susan. 1 rectangular. Both maple. $25 for both. 527-1239 1920s Solid Cherry Wood 4 Poster Bed 3 shy of double bed inc. boxsprings & mattress, good cond. $749. firm (352) 795-8018 Antique Butler 3 drawers $100 (352) 795-1929 Antique Couch & two swivel rockers $200. for all 3 Good condition 352-634-4329 CHEST SOLID WOOD 5 drawers/ 1 cedar old well made $75. some scratches 352-270-3909 COFFEE TABLE Wood no glass Rectangular Good condition $35. 352-270-3909 Dinette Set Bamboo table w/ glass top& 4 chairs. $100; 2 Fabric recliners & 3 cushion sofa $175 (352) 746-0620 KITCHEN FURNITURE Expandable kitchen table with four chairs excellent condition. $125.00 382-5956 Kitchen Table, with 4 chairs, beautiful green print, excellent cond., almost brand new $550. (352) 746-1705 Leather Wing Chair, Blue, Brand New, Office or Home $750 (352) 212-2798 LIVING ROOM SET sofa, loveseat, 2 cocktail tables, 1 coffee table, 2 lamps, light rattan, like new $450 (352) 746-6848 LOVE SEATLike new,must sell.Light colors. $50 Linda 423-4163 LOVESEATBeige/gold neutral 57 loveseat one year old non-smoking $100 OBO 352-4654208 RECLINERS Pair matching burgundy recliners exc cond paid $399 each at Badcock Perfect for superbowl viewing $275.00 OBO 352-465-4208 Swivel Accent Chair Light Brown Perfect cond. $250. (352) 726-5379 TWIN BEDS Including mattress and box spring. Maple wood head and foot board. $125 (352) 419-4066 Two Tan Leather Couches little wear, $150. ea. $250. for 2, Dunnellon (352) 465-9114 Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds
C10SATURDAY,JANUARY4,2014 CLASSIFIEDS CITRUSCOUNTY( FL ) CHRONICLE 0 0 0 8 X G Z For more information on how to reach Citrus County readers call 352-563-5592. 000GWRI Tony PauelsenRealtor352-303-0619ILL TAKE NEW LISTINGS BUYING OR SELLING TOP PERFORMANCEReal estate Consultant tpauelsen@ hotmail.com Your world firstemployment Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com Need a job or a qualified employee? This areas #1 employment source! MICHELE ROSERealtorSimply put I ll work harder 352-212-5097 isellcitruscounty@ yahoo.com Craven Realty, Inc. 352-726-1515 SANDI HARTRealtorListing and Selling Real Estate Is my Business I put my heart into it!352-476-9649sandra.hart@ era.com ERA American Realty 352-726-5855 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. 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 Tweet Tweet Tweet Follow the Chronicle on www.twitter.com/ citruschronicle news as it happens right at your finger tips Condo for SaleSugarmill Woods 2/2, 1,850 sq. ft. 35 Beech Street607-538-9351 Phyllis StricklandRealtorTHE MARKETIS GOODThinking of selling? Now is the time to get listedStill great values out there for buyers!!Phyllis Strickland TROPIC SHORES REALTY. 352-613-3503-cell 352-419-6880-Office Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com 4BR /1 BABlock home, above ground pool. Fenced, Appliances, Kindness Terr. off Grover Clev, $42K As is. 352-419-8816 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. Your world first.Every Dayvautomotive Classifieds 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 UNIQUE & HISTORIC Homes, Commercial Waterfront & Land Small Town Country Lifestyle OUR SPECIALTY SINCE 1989LET US FIND YOUAVIEW TO LOVEwww. crosslandrealty.com(352) 726-6644Crossland Realty Inc. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 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 TAMI SCOTTExit Realty Leaders 352-257-2276 email@example.com When it comes to Realestate ... Im there for you The fishing is great Call me for your new Waterfront Home LOOKING TO SELL? CALLME TODAY! INVERNESS3/2/2, Highlands, Close to Downtown Immaculate, No Pets, (352) 400-5723 INVERNESSGolf & Country 2/2/2 & 3/2/2 $825/mo & Sec (352) 895-0744 INVERNESSLake Tsala Gardens comp. renovated 3/2/1 scn porch, fenced yard, city water $850 352-726-7212 INVERNESSNewer 3/2/2, fend back yrd. $875, 352-212-4873 RENT T O OWN No credit check Inv/BevHills 3/4 bdrms 352-464-6020 JADEMISSION.COM Sugarmill WoodsPool Home 3/2/2, s/s appl. travertine tile, new cabinets, lg master bath, NICE! $1200. mo 352-302-4057 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 CITRUS SPRINGSWhole House Access $125/wk 828-497-2610 DEBTHOMPSON One call away for your buying and selling needs. Realtor that you can refer to your family and friends. Service with a smile seven days a week. Parsley Real Estate Deb Thompson 352-634-2656 firstname.lastname@example.org and debthomp son.com 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 2BR/1BA with FL Rm & attached Laundry Rm. w/ W & D. Comp FurnReady to move in $9,500 obo 726-0124 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.352-795-7368000H1TJ 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 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 CRYSTAL RIVERLg. 2/1, W/D hookup, water, trash & lawn. included $550 mo. + Sec. 352-634-5499 HOMOSASSA1 & 2BR, $450-$500 inclds. garb & water, Senior Discount. 352628-7300 or 697-0310 INVERNESS1/1 near CM Hospital $475 incld water/garb $950 moves you in 352-422-2393 INVERNESS2 bedroom. 2/2 and 2/1 W/D $575 TO $675 352-422-7021 INVERNESSNice 2 bed. 1 bath with refridg and stove in Inverness. Does have w/d hookup. $500 a month. First and Last months rent plus $300 security before move in. 352-201-4363 phone CRYSTALRIVER** NICE** Secret Harbour Apts. Newly remodeled 2/1 $575 Unfurn. Incl Water,lawn, garbage, W/D hook-up. 352-257-2276 CITRUS HILLS2/2, Carport, Extra Clean. (352) 613-4459 CITRUS HILLS2/2, Furnished Long or Short Term 352-527-8002, or 352-476-4242 HOMOSASSA1/1, $435. mo. 1st. & Sec. 352-212-4981 HERNANDOAffordable Rentals Watsons Fish Camp (352) 726-2225 Beverly Hills2 bdrm, plus Fl Rm, new appliances Move in $1350, 442-7794 INVERNESS2/2, modern, $600m dishwasher, W/D, screened back porch. F/L/S .close to Publix, P.O. 352-634-1141 Inverness2bd/1ba/1cg $550. mo. first, last & damage, immediate occup.(352) 341-2838
SATURDAY,JANUARY4,2014 C 11 CITRUS COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE CLASSIFIEDS OVER STOCKEDINVENTORY CLEAR OUT! OVER STOCKEDINVENTORY CLEAR OUT! 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 RELATIONSHIPS000H1T0 GET AUCTION PRICES ON OUR USED CAR INVENTORY THIS WEEKEND ONLY! PEACE OF MIND WARRANTY ON ALL PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 90 DAYS OR 3000 MILE BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY PEACE OF MIND WARRANTY ON ALL PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 90 DAYS OR 3000 MILE BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTYTHIS WEEKEND ONLY! 2012 KIA HYBRID OPTIMA 5040458A $ 19,999 2012 HONDA ACCORD G503927A $ 18,999 2011 KIA SORENTO LX 5050371A $ 18,799 2011 KIA SORENTO EX G242408A $ 18,799 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA 7617581A $ 18,599 2011 KIA OPTIMA G256669A $ 17,999 2013 KIA FORTE G226359B $ 16,799 2012 HONDA CIVIC 7631450A $ 16,799 2013 KIA FORTE 7629890A $ 16,599 2010 KIA SPORTAGE P7704864 $ 15,999 2012 NISSAN VERSA P889906 $ 14,999 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 L e c a n t o 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 000GUX2 CHRYSLER2006, Town & Country Touring, $6,888. 352-341-0018 HONDACBR 1000 RR V ery low miles gar kept, Adult Owner, $4500 OBO (352) 257-8850 Triumph-750 Bonnieville. 10K orig doc mi. True classic. Like new cond. First $5400. 352-513-4257 CHEVY2003 Venture Van, 7 pass. and priced to sell. Call 352-628-4600 For appointment CHEVYVENTURA2005 Van. 74K mi. good cond extras included++ $6,000 obo (352) 637-6216 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 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 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. 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 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 DODGE1999 Ram,4WD, 115k miles $1600 (352) 382-4896 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 Chevrolet98 Cavalier 4 dr LS pw, dl,cc, cold air, 4 cyl, auto,43,400 mi. $3200. obo (352) 860-1106 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 HONDA2013 Civic LX, Priced to sell, Serious callers only 352-628-9444 LINCOLN, Town Car, white, 100,370.5 miles $3,200. (352) 503-9290 Patrick Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. RENT -BUY-SELL CAR -TRUCK -BOAT CONSIGNMENT USA US 19 & US 44, CR 461-4518 & 795-4440 MITSUBSHI, Mirage, 2 Door $1,500. (352) 489-0117 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. JAN. 5th. 1-800-438-8559 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 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 PONTOON1990 24 ft Harris. 2005 50 HP Honda; No trailer, $4000(352) 634-2018 PONTOON24 Ft. set up for fishing, needs carpet, rebuilt 110 HP Johnson with TNT, new prop HD Galv. trailer, new tires, $3,000 726-1040 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 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 email@example.com. com (352) 476-2652 RV Jack Knife Couch 68, in great shape $250. obo 352-464-4388 Liquidation SaleHelp Us Stay in Biz. 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 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 Lake Pananosoffke Ready for home, septic, pwr, carport, 2 sheds & fenced bk yard $18,000 obo 352-568-2810 BOATTOPHEAVY DUTYALUMINUM COMMERCIAL. 24 FT LONG X 8 FTWIDE WITH BLUE CANVAS TOP& VINYLSIDES. MEASURES 3-1/2 FT. HIGH FROM YOUR BOATRAILS $1,900 352-628-5222 OR INFO@RIVERSAFARIS.COM ** BUY, SELL** & TRADE CLEAN USED BOATS THREE RIVERS MARINE US 19 Crystal River **352-563-5510** CANOE W/ PADDLES Water Quest by KL Industries. Seats 3, center cooler, sturdy, stable, great shape $350 (352) 897-4154 Your Worldof garage sales Classifieds ww.chronicleonline.com CHEAP PROPERTY2/1.5/1 Beverly Hills nice neighborhood **$28,900. Cash** 352-503-3245 I Buy Houses ANY CONDITION CASH 352-503-3245* 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 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 Whispering Pines Villa 2/2/1, new carpet, tile, paint,all appliances including washer/dryer. $69,900. (352) 726-8712 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
C12SATURDAY, JANUARY4, 2014CITRUSCOUNTY(FL) CHRONICLE **Plus tax, tag, title and administrative fee of $399. W.A.C. See dealer for additional details. Dea ler is not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Not al l buyer will qualify for Ford Credit financing. 0% APR financing for 60 months at $16.67 per $1,000 financed regardless of do wn payment. (PGM #20476). For all offers, take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 01/09/14. SALE HOURS: Mon-Fri: 8-7 Sat: 8:30 5:00 Hwy. 44 W. Inverness 726-1231 www.nicknicholasford.com GENUINE PARTS. GENUINE SERVICE. GENUINE PEACE OF MIND. S EE O UR E NTIRE I NVENTORY AT : nicknicholasford.com Ocala Inverness Brooksville Spring Hill Homosass a Springs Crystal River Inglis Dunnellon 486 Hwy 44 Hwy. 41 Hwy. 98 Hwy. 50 US 19 Hwy 490 Hwy 20 0 Nick Nicholas Ford Nick Nicholas Floral City Hwy 491 Beverly Hills 000H056 Michelle Russo Salesperson of the Month USED CAR NEW YEAR CLEARANCE SALE 2008 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS N3T485A SALE PRICE $11,500 2012 FORD FUSION S N3C229A SALE PRICE $12,900 2010 FORD FOCUS SES N3T319B SALE PRICE $12,900 2011 FORD FOCUS SE NP5897 SALE PRICE $13,500 2009 PONTIAC TORRENT NP5855A SALE PRICE $12,900 2012 FORD FOCUS SE N3T515M SALE PRICE $13,900 2005 NEW VISION SPORTSTER N3T247D SALE PRICE $15,500 2012 FORD FOCUS SE N4T035A SALE PRICE $14,500 2012 FORD FOCUS SEL N4T001A SALE PRICE $15,500 2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID NP5920 SALE PRICE $18,800 2012 LINCOLN MKZ NP5916 SALE PRICE $21,900 2012 TOYOTA RAV4 N3T357A SALE PRICE $23,800 2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID N3C191D SALE PRICE $16,500 2011 FORD EDGE LIMITED N3T531A SALE PRICE $25,400 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 4X4 CREW CAB. N3T198A SALE PRICE $27,500 2010 FORD F250 LARIAT FX4 CREW CAB. NP5873A SALE PRICE $29,900 2011 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED NP5866A SALE PRICE $29,400 2012 FORD FUSION SE NP5893 SALE PRICE $16,500 2010 LINCOLN MKZ NP5896 SALE PRICE $18,000 2010 FORD EDGE AWD SEL NP5915 SALE PRICE $23,500 When I sat in the Fusion for the first time, it was like, wow! -Brandon switched from Honda Accord to Ford Fusion. With great EcoBoost engine, I get the power to haul my gear and i get great milage. -Kevin switched from Chevy truck to Ford F-150. Compared to the Honda CR-V, we really like the Escape better. -Olivia & David switched from Honda CR-V to Ford Escape. The switch is on to Americas favorite brand. Sales numbers as of 9/30/13. Find out for yourself why so many people have switched from the imports to Ford. See what Ford has to offer at Nick Nicholas Ford. And make the switch to Ford. 2014 FORD ESCAPE 2014 FORD FOCUS 2014 FORD FUSION 0 % APR For 60 Months* Plus $ 500 Ford Motor Credit Customer Bonus Cash 0 % APR For 60 Months* Plus $ 500 Ford Motor Credit Customer Bonus Cash 2014 FORD FIESTA 0 % APR For 60 Months* Plus $ 500 Ford Motor Credit Customer Bonus Cash 0 % APR For 60 Months* Or $ 2000 Customer Cash